Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 18, 1897 · Page 17
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
December 18, 1897

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

Publication:
Location:
Logansport, Indiana
Issue Date:
Saturday, December 18, 1897
Page:
Page 17
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 17 article text (OCR)

THE LOGAJNSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAR. SATURDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 1*. 1897 NO. 43 THR TAILOR Can Suit You in Style and Prices. PATENT AND AUTOMATIC. These Flours are the Purest and of Highest Grade on the Market. THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . .FOR THE.. . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and^Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR ... Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. .Scroinla, Erysipelas. Salt 'Rheum, Eczema, Weak Back, Fever and Ague and all other Diseases arising from Impurities ol the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide your, self with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terms are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R B WHITSETT •^*£- daring 1898 will present to its readers a faithful pictorial representation of the world's most interesting and important news. THE NEWS THAT BECOMES HISTORY I Nitlonal and Inter-; The WKZKLV \villcwtinM to participate national Politics * in thc R™"« political ev-nts of our coun- Ir >'' . l: «""»« rf .he social and eco- Social and Economic /» ..!„... Questions . . Miomic questions, and of the development , T ,? ' guesiions * of the midrib wes,! I a special corrc- Industrlal Enterprise \ spondmt in the Klondike region will trace Art and Literature s 'he story ot the gtcai gold discoveries. LONG SERIALS AND SHORT STORIES" Two long serials will appear during the * year, contributed by author? ot inter- J _ I uational fame, and will be illustrated, i £f j.-jjj.v.v s. srocsTO.f Owen Wister ; These and a score of equally prominent 1 Howard Pyle J writers will comrib ate short stories to the 'John Kendrlck Bangs ; WKKKI.Y in 189$. making the paper = S P<Mar) E. Wilkins ' dally rich infiction. Otherieaturesare the DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES THIS BUSY WORLD FOREIGN NOTES ^•NJl Ciri Schiirr W. D.H*w*lb St POCITX1 LETTERS FROM LONDON AMATEUR SPORT A SPORTING PILGRIMAGE AROUND THE WORLD In the interest of the WKSKiy.Caspar Whitntr is i)n bis way around the world. He will visit Siam in search of big game, making his principal hunt from Bangkok. H e will visit l^dia and then proceed to Europe to prepare articlcsou [he sports of Germany and France. IOC, a fpfr (sndfttrfrte fresttcixs). Sxisfriftia* t^-00 " ytxr- Postagtfrte lit ike Uxiitd Staffs, Ctvuiiiix, taui AlfXi^e- AMnn HABPKR * BKOTHKRS, PaiUlwn.Xfw York Citj OF GUGE'S TALK. Secretary of the Treasury Closes His Statement to the House Banking Committee. NO SHOW FOE AIT ENDLESS CHATS. He S;iy->, in Hi* Financial Hill—Kacks the Presidential Veto A-piiii.ot Any Free Silver I.«'^isl;*timt Ilelv.een Now and 1900— Stewart in tlu: Senate Says It Means tne Perpetuation i>f tne Gold Standard, a» Also Does Cox ill theHouse. Washington, Dec. IS.—Secretary Gage was before the house banking and Currency committee again yesterday elucidating the points in his financial bill. After the whole measure had been read through and explained a general discussion began. .In answer to'a crossfire of quest-'ons Gage said the bill could not re?ult in a raid on the treasury by bank notes. It was not the supplanting of an "endless chain" of greenbacks by another "endless chain" of bank notes. The banks would have to redeem their own notes, and it would be to their advantage to do so, or they would be closed. But so long as a dollar of demand obligations was outstanding so long this "endless chain" would go on." "A Step In the Bight Direction." He said: "This bill is simply a step in the right direction and a most important step. It would give the government $225,000,000 of the very liabilities which are most likely to be brought against it. Of this $125,000,000 is In gold. Then with the further measure recommended by the president giving authority for a ioan up to $100,000,000 when required, the government would be so strong in time of emergency as to resist any stress. Faith would be established, and people would not come to the treasury for lack of faith, but only from necessity." Politics as Relating to Finances, This brought on an .interesting and amusing discussion of politics as relating to finance. Brosius asked if the .secretary felt that the bill would obviate any probability of the country's being forced to a silver basis. The secretary thought it would beyond question. "Suppose the next election should bring- a house of representatives favorable to free silver," asked Fowler, "and a free silver bill was passed by the house and by the senate. Now—" "I object," interposed Hill, Republican, "&s that is not even a hypothetical possiLiility." "It is a certainty," declared C'ox, Democrat, amid laughter, in which Secretary Gage joined. tiage "Would Depend on the Veto. Fowler pressed his question. "Be-, tween 1SSS. when this free silver measure might be passed by congress, and 1900. when the advocates of "sound money" returned to power, could the country go to a silver basis?" Gage's answer brought another round of laughter and applause: "In view of the absolute certainty of a presidential veto," said he, "I think we could pull through." This closed Gage's hearing and he was given a vote of thanks. Several member? sought to have another hearing during the holidays, bnt there was strenuous objection to this, and -the original plan was adhered to of adjourning until Jan. 12. when the.Gage bill, the monetary conference bill and other financial measures will be taken up. 8TKWAKT INSISTS O.V HIS POINT. That Gage's Statement Means Gold Standard for Good. Washington, Dec. IS.—The only'inci- dent of interest in tie senate proceedings yesterday was when Stewart of Nevada rose to a question of personal privilege to reply to a charge which he said had been made-against him by Chandler, a charge which he character, ized as a very grave one. He referred to the assertion of the New Hampshire senator that he (Stewart) had misrepresented the attitude of the administration on the financial question. He had extracts read from the statement made Thursday by Secretary Gage before the huuse committee on banking and currency to show that the administration was committed to the gold standard. He contended that this statement fully confirmed all he had said, and further that it manifested a determination to place the control of the currency in the hands of the banks, giving them all the advantages and exacting from them no security. Plait of Connecticut submitted' the report uf the special joint committee of the senate and house of representatives appointed 10 investigate the use of alcohol in the arts. It developed that a wide divergence of opinion exists among senators as to the practicability, from the point of view of government revenue, of reducing the present tax upon alcohol used in the art?. Hoar declared that if congress would lay aside political considerations and deal with the liquor iiuestioii courageously and honestly by the imposition of an additional tax of 51 a barrel on beer the question of the government revenues would take care of itself. The house Klondike relief bill was sent to conference a joint resolution was passed accepting Norway's invitation to participate in a fisheries exhibition next year and 13S private pension bills were passed. One of them granted a pension of $50 "a month to Cassius M. Clay, Sr.. of Kentucky, a major general in the United States army during- the war of the rebellion. The balance of the session was devoted to eulogies on the late Representative Holman. of Indiana. The house completed the con^idera- tion of the legislative, executive and iudicijU appropriation bi craragrapn relating to .tne civil service. %y agreement the debate on this latter paragraph will go over until after the holidays. Xo amendments of importance were adopted. The house refused to accept the senate amendment to the bill 'for the relief of she miners in .the upper Yukon and it was sent to conference. During the session Cox of Tennessee spoke of Secretar-;. Gage's testimony before the banking and currency committee as a frank statement of the position of the administration. He had avowed his-adherence to thegold standard as against bimetallism, and his whole bill was designed to uphold and perpetuate that standard. A bill was passed to Increase the cost of the government building at the trans-Missis- sippi exposition $12.500 and the cost ot the government exhibits a like amount. ANOTHER UNNOTICED CLAUSE. nils Time It Is in the Anti-Pelagic Bill —Foster and Laarier. Washington, Dec. IS. — It has developed that the bill relating to pelagic sealing which has just passed both branches of congress and is before the president contains a provision of far- reaching Importance, which has thus far escaped attention. This places an absolute prohibition on the further bringing of sealskins into the United States from any source whatever. As the United States is the largest market in the \vorld for sealskins this complete stoppage of the trade in this country is a severe measure against the British and Canadian industries which take and cure the skins and then dispose of them largely in the United States. When the bill was proposed it was generally supposed that its only purpose was to prohibit American citizens from carrying on pelagic sealing. This feature was the only one to attract attention during the discussions. The *correspondence which has passed between Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the Canadian premier, and Colonel Foster, the American negotiator, touching the sea! negotiations since the Washington conference last month has just been made public. It consists of two letters. In the first Sir Wilfrid passes upon the proposition from our government which was taken back to Canada by him at the conclusion of the conference.- He says he is willing to enter at once upon a review of the whole seal question, though the Paris award was made revisable only at the end of five years, provided the other questions of importance to the two countries—immigration, reciprocity, fish protection, etc., be considered at the same time. He declines, however, to suspend sealing meantime, on the ground that the fleet would be dissipated entirely, that the owners of vessels would be entitled to compensation beyond the disposition of parliament to vote, and finally, that, as shown by the experts' report, there is now a tendency towards equilibrium in the maintenance of the seal herd. He suggests that if a joint ccrom-.ission to consider all questions at issue, including this, be at once appointed, it would be possible to secure the necessary legislation from parliament at the February session and from congress during the present session to insure the execution of an_y recommendation with regard to Behring sea next season. The second letter is from Foster to Sir-Wilfrid. Foster says that Sir Wilfrid's answer is a declination of his proposition and a renewal of the Canadian proposition made at the conference, and the president declines to reverse his position on that point. Should the herd reach the equilibrium pointed out by Sir Wilfrid it will have passed the period when negotiations -will be of any avalL Besides, as the United States will be put to the expense of $150,000 to maintain the patrol next year pelagic sealing ought ,to be voluntarily given up, because It is unneighbprly and inhuman. Foster expresses regret that Sir Wilfrid's visit to Washington gives so little promise of satisfactory results, but entertains the hope that it may yet bear good fruit. Nominations by the President. Washington, Dec. IS.—Among thoso named by the president for office yesterday were the following: William W. Thomas, Jr., of Maine, to be minister to Sweden and Norway; Hamilton King, of Michigan, to be minister to Siam: Nathan B. Scott, of West Virginia, internal revenue commissioner; Louis H. Ayme, of Illinois, consul at Guadeloupe, West Indies; Levi S. Wilcox, of Illinois, consul at Hankow, China: Frank W. Mahin. of Iowa, consul at Reichenberg. Bohemia; Marshall Halstead, of New York, consul at Birmingham. England; Charles W. Merriman, ,of Wisconsin, consul at Brockville. Ont.; Daniel E. McGinley, of, Wisconsin, consul at Athens, Greece; John C. Billheimer, Of Indiana, consul *t Zanzibar. SAD RESULT "OF'THE BEER TRADE. Baby Swallows a Brass Check and Turns from Black to Green. St. Louis. Dec. IS.—A green baby was the curious freak which came to the city dispensary Thursday morning. Elinore Fry. colored, IS months old, was taken there by her mother. The baby was turning green and her mother was greatly alarmed. The child, was a light mulatto, and its complexion, and especially the whites of its eyes, had a decided green tinge. Persistent questioning of the mother by the dispensary physician elicited the fact that some days ago the child had swallowed a brass beer check.' The check was still in the child's stomach and, corroded bj- the acids in the stomach, it changed to verdigris and was absorbed by the blood. The physician administered medicines.. "If the treatment does not prove effective I shall have to perform laparotomy," he said. One Model Spoil* Anotner. Paris, Dec. IS.—The famous model Lucie Hagerland has had her beauty destroyed by vitriol thrown, at her by another model, named Juidicelli, in a. ftt of jealousy. EIRE 11 PERIL Six-Story Hotel at Grand Forks, N. D., on Fire and But One Way of Escape. DJWTJ A LA.DDEE ONE TOOT WIDE Trip Had To Be Made by All the Guests at 5 O'Clock in the Morning This Kind of Weather—Almost a Miracle That There TVas >'ot a Holocaust to Kecord- -Threw Persons Missing, as It Is— Children. Cremated In a Fire lit K»u.sa£ City. Minneapolis, Dec. IS.—A special to Vhe Journal from Grand Forks, X. D.. Bays: A. C. Howe and wife, and a passenger agent of Minneapolis, are now supposed to have been burned to death in the fire yesterday morning. No trace of them can be found. The name of the railroad man is not known. Grand Forks. X. D., Dec. IS.—Fire broke out at -4:30 yesterday morning in Nash Bros,' wholesale grocery store, ivid half an hour later had gone into in? Hotel Dakotah, in which building 130 guests were housed. The "Lady in Black" company escaped—as did the other people in the hotel—by the fire escape, a ladder one foot wide running from the sixth floor to the first. The fire department rescued a large number, and but for the timely assistance hundreds of persons would have been burned. Half the people in the hotel were almost pulled out of bed, and then shown the only way of escape, which was by the iron ladder. By 6:30the Ho- telDakotah. Nash Bros.' wholesale grocery, and the Grand Forks Mercantile company's wholesale grocery house, were burned, and all the buildings on both sides of Third street for two blocks had suffered loss. Total Loss of Nearly a Million. Plate glass was wrecked; furniture from flats adjoining was strewn in all parts of the street in indiscriminate heaps. Nash Bros, carried a stock of $150.000, covered by half that much insurance, and the Grand Forks Mercantile company about the same. The hotel is valued at $175,000. All buildings are owned by the Security Trust company, of Nassau, N. H., and probably will not be rebuilt. The burned district is the business portion of the city and the blow to the business is a most severe one. The burned wholesale buildings are valued at $100,000. Fagan, wholesale cigars; John Austin, hair rewer laboratory; Robert Bergh, drugs, and the Peerless Machine company occupied stores In the hotels and lost everything. The loss will aggregate/$450,000 on stocks, furniture, etc., and $300,000 on buildings totally destroyed, while other losses will probaly reach $100,000 more. Kansas City, Dec. IS.—Mrs. Ci-ahvjlle Morgan, a negrera. locked her two little girls, one 3 years and one 10 months old, in her house yesterday afternoon. While the woman was away the house burned down and both were cremated. Fire Stops the Street Hallway. Port Huron, Mich., Dec. IS. — Fire yesterday In the electric light plant did damage estimated at $100,000. The City Electric railway is paralyzed, as its motive power was furnished by the electric light plant. ' The four generators belonging to the street car company were ruined. Their original cost was $10,000, and they were partially insured. Horse cars has been started running. Many of the stores depended upon electricty for lighting. _ C-REWSOME CINEMATOGRAPH SHOW. It Will Depict the Brute Carr as He Strangled for Hi* Crime. Liberty, Mo.. , Dec. 18.— After the execution . of' Carr;. the inhuman father who drowned his little daughter by tying a weight to her and throwing- tier into the Missouri— as he would a dog- while the poor little one was looking with child-like trust Into his face and asking him what he was going to do, it became known here that a thrifty photographer had been admitted to the •enclosure with a cinematograph machine, and that he had been permitted to photograph the closing incidents of this revolting tragedy in all its horrible details. The machine was in operation from tire moment Carr appeared in the enclosure until the body was cut down, and it is claimed that on a film 1,000 feet long S.OOO pictures were taken. An attempt will be made tp exhibit these pictures throughout the country. When Carr was a prisoner in the county jail at Kansas City the same parties persuaded him to redte his story of the crime into a phonograph. Agreed on All BntKight Houre. London. Dec. IS.— The conference between the representatives of the striking engineers and the employers sat late yesterday and arrived at a. provisional agreement, except on the eight-hour question. As to that point, despite a long discussion, the employers declined to yield even in the slightest degree. The conference adjourned to Dec. 28 to enable the men to take a ballot on the present situation, and it is believed that the men will abandon the eight-hour point- More Scandal in Preach Politics. Paris, Dec. IS. — In conesquence of the report of the preliminary committee which has been inquiring Into the Panama dealing of members of parliament, M. Antide Boyer. representing the Fifth district of Marseilles, and SIM- Plan- teau, Laisant and Gillard, former members of the chamber of deputies, have been arrested. Oat for Governor o Detroit, Dec. IS.— A special to The Tribune from Jackson, Mich., say*: Ex- Representative James O'Donnell, editor of the Jackson C'tiaen. has declared aimsell as Republican candidate for the -lext nomination for governor in opposi- ion to Governor Filigree. IJis campaign cloean ttffl he-ecoiaanr fa. state Royal aske« the food p«rw, wk POWDER Absolutely Pura HOVM. UJUCISG KJWOEH CO., HIW TOM. CREED*') WAS HARDLY IN IT. - Norman Sflby Undoubtedly the Middleweight Champion of the World, New York, Dec. 18.—Norman Selby. of Rush county. Ind., better known In pugilistic circles as "Kid" McCoy. Isun,- doubtedly the middleweight champion pugilist of the world. He met Dan Creedon. of New Zealand, last night In the arena of the Puritan Athletic club at Long Island City, and after flghtinfr fifteen lively rounds made the foreigner threw up the sponge and acknowledge the "Hoosier's" superiority. Long before the big event took place the frama building in which it was held waa crowded to excess and bets were freely made with McCoy the favorite at 10 to S on. The "Kid's'-' wonderful science and self-possession were always in evidence and these combined with the advantage of height and reach enabled him to outpoint his more stockily built antagonist. From the moment the men put up their hands in the opening round McCoy's stock began to ascend and it was hi* fight. After the two preliminary bouta had been wound up Mayor P. J. Gleason walked up the main aisle and was received with cheers. There were loud cries for a speech, to which the mayor replied. He said in part: "Gentlemen, I 1 am not John L. Sullivan nor McCoy nor Creedon. I am the mayor of this city, and I bid you all welcome. This is the first time I h#vi? entered the fls- tic ring scientifically, but I ca assure you that any person who came here tonight to see a prize fight had better K* right now to the box office and get his money back. This ring will only be occupied by men who take part in boxing contests." TWO ELECTION CROOKS CONVICTED. Verdict Xenrly Causes a Riot in the Court Koom at Chicago, Chicago, Dec. IS.—John J. Hanrahan f and Patrick Ferris, judges of election in the Seventeenth ward at the last municipal election, were yesterday convicted of falsifying the election returns and sentenced to the penitentiary. Albert J. Purvis, the election clerk who was on trial with them, \vas acquitted. Both Hanrahan and Ferris had many friends in the court room, and when the verdict was announced, there wa« almost ft riot. Mrs. Hanrahan, wife of the convicted man, became hysterical, and her female friends added theirvocal powers tohers, a? she sent up shriek after shriek. The male friends of Hanrahan and Ferris cursed the jury vigorously and made vicious threatsagainst Assistant State's . Attorney Barnes, who prosecuted th» case. When the jury was about to pass out ' the court room, two.men—friends Of th« convicted men—seized Silas Hunt, pn« of the jurors, by the coat collar and demanded: "How did you cpm« to' convict these men under thai evidence?" "I was coaxed into it," repSed,Hunt . With a jerk that nearl j took Hunt off his feet two men pulled the Juror uj> before Judge Chetlaln. "Tni» »ans»yi>" , he was coerced into signlng-the/ver^ict,- W your honor," cried one matf - * ..•• "But you signed it, did you not??/ queried the court "I did." responded- Hunt, "•:;.•;;.. •:'-. . ' "Then the court can do nothlnir/Vj»w4 Judge Chetlain. It wa« conirtdensaiiie^v •'.'_' . essary to send officers "with','AiM&TOU^t.;"•.' Prosecutor Barnes to hlk'lumi'^fo'.pro'-' tect him from violence. ' Illinois .Solon* Scare* on Duty. Springfield, Ills., Dec. 18. — About twenty members were present in the house yesterday. Senate bills appropriating- $3,500 for incidental expense* for the special K<w-slon, J35.000 In payment for members and officers, and tl,~ 000 for the payment of the employes, were read a first time and referred to the committee on appropriations. Halt a dozen bills were introduced dealinR with/one or the other of the matters in- . -,-olved in a revenue bilL Of Course It Wasn't ?fe«ded. Covington, Tenn., Dec. 18.—William Johnson died on the scaffold yesterday. Company R, National Guard, was present to protect the prisoner had thera been signs of lynching, but it wm» not needed. HOXTH we sll nrast bare gome- thiDgto give forChrieon** Hauk can »how jxra more, ind at Bur tbiiig time. Ptenindwttcbe* brtto* kiwdntf tW Brwwtar. DUmondi a BpanaMr. D. A. HAUK, Jewefcr&OptidM Don* by Wo 1

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page