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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAR. TUESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 21. NO. 45 "MEET ME UNDER THE SKY LIGHT.' You are Going to buy something in the Holiday line. Why not buy _ AT ONCE? It means much to you—better selection, quicker service and smaller crowds. We earnestly advise you to do your shopping in the morning, or the first days of this week. 50c 10c 75c OPRNING BALE We wit have on sale 50 handsome Fur Wraps consigned to us by one of New York's largest manufacturers for Christmas trade. The garments are billed" at about one half former prices and we will place them on sale at a very slight commission. Triple plate silver cups worth SOcfor 33c Delft cups and saucers, worth 40c for... « 25c Bohemian giass vases, grold trimmed for 26c Handsome plush and celluloid albums, worth $2.50 for »1 50 Handsome perfume atotnizers,worth 75c for All widths, all silk ribbon, worth 15c for ........ Embroidered trimmed muslin gowns, the $1.00 kind for ~ Exclusive lines of underwear for men, women and Children at 50 and 25c Christmas kid gloves, the reliable kind, Foster's, all shades, $2.00, $1.50 a.nd $1.00 Satin belt hose supporter, iancy elastic, worth 50c for 25c Our' Handkerchief Display Draws the Crowds, Indies' all linen handkerchief-5, Hemstitched 5c Children's fancy handkerchiefs 3 for 10c Embroidered hemstitched swiss handkerchiefs, worth 25c for.. ISc One-half doz ladies initialed handkerchiefs for .-. 88c Ladies' lace edge, hemstitched initialed handkerchiefs 10c Thin linen embroidered hemstitched handkerchiefs, worth 40c for 25c And numerous other bargains. Ask for any of these and you will be surprised at the yalues. YOUR STORE 13 THE CHRISTMAS STORE. '$ LETTER. His Attack on Gage and His Policy Sets National Capital Comment A-Going. ONE EXPLANATION OF TEE BLAST. 409, 411 Bdwy. 306 Fourth Street. Through to Wall Street. Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours PATENT AND AUTOMATIC, These Flours are the Purest and of Highest Grade on the Market. ARNOLD LUETGERT A FORGER. Pnt Another Man's Name to Xotes H« Gave to Lawyer Vincont. Chicago, Dec. 21.—Arnold C. Luetgert, son of t!i» sau.-?ase-maker, admits that he forrrett a name to notes amounting to $4,750, and turned them over to Attorney William A. Vincent, who was Luetgert's chief counsel at his first trial for the murder of his -.vife. The lawyer withdrew from the case when he realized that he had been deceived, and when a story that he had been an easy victim of young Luetgert was first suggested lie endeavored to suppress the details. He finally _admjtt_ed that the yo'ung- man had told him "of having forged indorsements on thr.ee notes that he gave Vincent. Arnold Luetgert laughed when it .%vaa suggested that trouble might come of his free use of signatures not his own. ' Arnold said: "I don'i see nothing so bad about it. It's a matter between Vincent and me. If he don't holler it's nobody's business. I did admit to Vincent that I signed another name besides my own to the notes, and am ready to stand by it. There's somebody else in it, too. but I am willing- to take the blame arid stand for the whole thing. I ain't afraid, and Vincent's holler won't do him no good." AWARD WILL BE A MILLION. THR XAIKOR Can Suit You in. Style and Prices. FALL AND Winter Woolens. The most complete assortment of Up-to-date Fabrics in Plaids, Checks, Stripes, Serges and in fact anything you want for a first class Business DRESS SUIT. Prices the Lowest in the City. John K. Carroll, 1222 BROADWAY, THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes .- Pm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. . G. Tucker, Tailor, 4to and Broadway. Instead of the Less Tlum $500,000 Senate Statesmen Would Not Fay. Boston, Dec. 2L —After a week of conference i.n Boston, Justices Putnam and King, the commiss;oners for the United States and Canada respectively in the arbitration of the Behring sea claims, "have completed their work for the present, and it is understood will soon begin the preparation of their reports to their respective governments. The commissioners have been holding daily sessions in this city, during which they have gone over the disputed claims step by step, reviewing- the evidence as in the case of a law court. It is understood that an agreement as to the amount of the indemnity claimed has been reached in all but a -few cases, and these are likely to be settled without the appointment of an umpire, which is provided for in the convention authorizing the commission. It is not Known what claims have been ruled out. but it is understood, that the total approved claims will amount to more than $1.000.000. The Pen Until He Is Pardoned. Barbourville, Ky., Dec. 21.—Isom Lawson, the IS-year-old boy who murdered his father in Brush creek, this county, was given a life sentence in the pen. According to the evidence the crime was a brutal one, and it is probable that no effort will be made to secure a new trial. Lawson Jailed his parent, who was a minister, by striking him on the head with a hoe, because the father had corrected him for some misdemeanor the lad had been guilty of. Uo'fice* hav« Been postec at tne China, Pembroke and Wetttter c*ttoB all!*, njakers of priat clotl*, annonnc- iar » reduction of wages of about M yw oant on Jan. l> • ... • Part of tt« General Silver Plan to .Prevent Gold Legislation — Wolcott Alleged To Be rnrestfnl Under the Apparent Gold Pal- icy of tlie Administration^—Tiilk of Him B«si|rnliis—Evank Testifies Against tlie Civil Service LilWi as It Is Xow. Washington. l>ec. 21.—Sentor W. E. Chandler's open letter attacking Secretary Gage for pressing his financial plan, upon the attention of congress, for the obvious purpose of compelling a consideration of the question by the executive branch of the government, is causing considerable comment in Washington. Some speculation is indulged in as to the senator's object in making the drive at Secretary Gage, arid over his head at the administration behind him. The conclusion arrived at is that it is a part of the general free silver plan to attack any attempt to disturb the financial status in the direction of gold legislation. Senator Chandler is regarded by the free silverites as one of their strongest men. and from the aggressive stand which he has been taking the last few months they expect him to line up with the contingent which has Senator Teller for its leader. Cage Looking for Opposition. It may be said, however, that Secretary Gage anticipated the opposition of Chandler, and he is not surprised that it should have come in the lorm it has. He does "not believe it will have any important effect either upon congress or upon the country. He has not at any time flattered -himself that his plan would meet the unanimous approval of congress. He has simply presented his views, which of course, he believes to be correct, and if congress Is disinclined to legislate along the lines he suggest?, that is its business: he has done hir duty as he sees it and his responsibility for the future, if congress disagrees with him, is at an end. How "\VoIcott Is Feelinff. ' The rumor that Senator Wolcott will resign his seat has for its basis the report that he is dissatisfied with the backing McKinley is giving Gage. "Wolcott construes the secretary's plan to be one which will commit the government irrevocably to the gold sftandard, and that while the president himself has not taken Quite so advanced a position as has Gage he is standing up close behind that official and is giving him his moral support. Therefore, argues Wolcott, the president was insincere in sending a monetary commission abroad to negotiate with foreign governments for an international bimetallic agreement. And therefore, also. Wolcott thinks, it is said, that he has been made a fool of in putting him where he posed as attempting the impossible, known in advance to be such. The President and the Modil'yers. . Washington, Dec. 21.—Apropos .of the movement to modify the civil service law—not to say repeal it entirely—the president is not at all indifferent thereto. He was visited yesterday by Representative Brosius, of Pennsylvania, chairman of the .house . cix'll 'sendee committee, who had an extended conference with him -about the operation of the law. The president is availing himself of the opportunity'to talk freely with senators and; representatives concerning the law *ind ..the effort that is now being made f to secure its modification. He is being Urged to exge some positions tfiaf ^re"~now in" the classified service,^ but ; at the White House it is said that f he has not yet seriously considered the question of modifying the lawV EVANS WOULD MODIFY THE LAW. Pension Commissioner Xot in Love •with the Civil Service Methods. Washington, Bee. 21.—Commissdoner of Pension Evans yesterday appeared b*fore the senate committee on civil service and retrenchment, which is conducting an investigation into the operation of the civil service system, fivana waa questioned at length by Lodg-e and Pritchard about the civil service system and its application to the pension office force. He expressed the opinion that the law did not accomplish the results its friends insisted that it did. The best men in his office were thw;e who had come in under the so-called "spoils system." They did their duty aad expected to hold their positions by so doing. The pension examining boards, he said, ought not to be in the classified service, as it was desirable to secure men as members of such boards who had had wide medical experience—army experience, if possible—and such men would not enter into competition for the places with young men just out of college. He thought, however, that the entire system of appointing the boards was wrong, that all of them ought to be under a uniform system of appointment. The commissioner believed that the head of a bureau was in the best qualified position to pass upon the efficiency of a clerk, and that he ought not to be hampered in removing a clerk for inefficiency. If permitted to do so he could remove at least 100 clerks from his office without affecting the efficiency of the force. He thought it would be desirable to have a definite tenure of office not exceeding- ten years, so that every year about 10 per cent, of new blood could be- infused into the force. This -would do away with the abuses resulting from eome clerk* remaining in office too long. The commissioner thought some reform would have to be enacted or the country would have the infliction of civil pension list. He believed it was a mistake to include in the classified service the special examiners, medical board*, chiefs of dlvialons and all other* r»- salaries exceeding *!.*>* Some More Trouble for Reddinffton. Washington, Dec. 21.—The sub-corn mittee of the senate committee on Pa cific railroads yesterday heard F. Gideon, the attorney who was charges *y J- K. Reddington on Saturday wiC having manipulated the land office rec ords. Gideon denied every allegation jnade by Reddington. and insisted tha there was no possibility of manipulating the records in the manner charged,even if he had so desired. Alex Britton testified that the books and papers in the land office had to go through a number of hands and four or five divisions o: the land office, making it impossible for any one man to manipulate them in the manner charged by Reddington. Klondike Miners' Outfits. Washington, Dec. 21.—A response has been received to a recent letter from Secretary Gage to the Canadian commissioner of customs, requesting information as to the bonding of miners' outfits through Caanadian territory en route from Juneau, Alaska, by way of the Chilkoot pass and the Yukon river to Circle City, Alaska, giving the Canadian regulations for bonding goods in transit througih Canadian territory, no duty being exacted. Articles usually classed 33 travelers' baggage g-o free without bonding. Internal Revenue Receipt*. Washington, Dec. 21,—The monthly statement of the collections of internal revenue show that for the month of November last receipts amounted to $13,959,296, a.n increase as comparecUvith November last year of *l,2a7,32T. For the last five months, however, there is shown to have been a decrease of $5,912. Supreme Court Adjourn*. Washington, Dec. 21.—The United States supreme court adjourned for the holiday recess yesterday to convene again on the 3rd of January- The Illinois tax cases were re-assigned to January 24. _^____ THOUGHT HE HAD A SOFT SNAP, But the Papers Gut Hold of It and Spoiled Gov. FlnRree's Plans. Detroit, Dec. 21.—Governor Pingree was not amiable when asked what he had to say about the dispatch that the Venezuela people who controlled the Pedernales asphalt mine had doubled the price of the property on him. now asking $160,000 for it. "That's what a fellow gets for having the newspapers advertise his private negotiations with foreign concerns," said the governor, when asked to confirm the dispatch. "You see, those fellows over there have learned that Givernor Pingree, of Michigan, id trying to secure a big Venezuela asphalt mine for only $80,600, and very naturally they've doubled the price on us. "Why car.'t the newspapers mind their own business? Have I read the published dispatch? No; I don't want to read it. either. Have I heard from my representatives who went to Venezuela to close the deal? No:- I haven't received a word from them in. any way; no cablegrams, they cost too much: no telegrams, no letters—nothing. I don't want to talk on the subject." LEGISLATORS OF ILLINOIS. They Meet and Adjourn as Usual Monday— Apportionment Bill Ready. Springfield, Ills., Dec. 21.—The house and senate met last evening without a quorum and Immediately adjourned. The senatorial apportionment bill will be introduced today and passed in the precise form in which it was agreed upon by the compromise committee of sixteen. .Last evening there was a conference at the executive mansion which beyond doubt resulted in harmony between the factions. The governor opposed reopening the question. There will be a joint caucus of the the adjouYnment o?~the two houses this morning, when members dissatisfied with the apportionment may state their objections and will be voted on, "" At the afteroonn session the bill will be introduced in both houses and advanced to second reading,without reference. 1'nless tbere,.is_unexpected trouble on the floor" th«i biti wlirj>e_put upon its passage Thursday and placed""-jn the hands of the governor the same day. '• Royal BMkes the toad par*. POWDER Absolutely Pitr* •OVAL ttJUM MtwOCIt CO., KCW VOKK. STOOD BY COMPERS. His Critics Only Succeed in Get* ting the Federation Chief Indorsed by Resolution. EESOLUTIOlf AGAINST GAGE'S BILL Convention Holds That It Mran« B«Ui»> inent of tlte Greenbacks ».n<l Perpetuation of the >'uLiou»J Banlu—National Building; Trades Council Meet* »nd Koo»t» the Federation—Miner* and Operators Meet at Pittaburjf. Nashville, Dec. 21.—The Federation of Labor yesterday adopted a resolution n favor of postal savings banKs, but with the provision that they ncuat have nothing to do with national barika. The St. Louis convention and. President ompers' action in resrard to .it wag discussed, but the time was wasted by thpse who wanted to find fault with Gornpers, for at. the end resolutions were adopted approving the reasons given by President Gompers for not attending- the convention. The resolution reported favorably by the committee indorsing independent political action and declaring against injunctions was adopted. The resolution in reference to the free coinage of silver at 18 o 1 was taken up and a substitute upon. the Gage bill was adopted as follows: 'That we declare oureelves most posi- iveiy opposed to the Gage financial bill introduced in congress by the secretary of the treasury. It is a, measure that if adopted as a law will only all he more firmly rivet the gold standard on the people of the country and per- setuate its disastrous effects in every orm. National Banks Their Pet Avenion. "That we pronounce the Gage bill an. undisguised effort to retire our green- >ack currency and all government paper rioney with a view to the substitution if national bank notes in their stead nd rhus fasten the national bank eye- em for years upon the American peo- tle." A resolution calling for theremoval f federation headquarters from Waah- ngton was reported unfavorably and he report adopted. By resolution, raternal delegates from foreign coun- ries were given privileges of voice and ote in conventions. An efltprt to change he time of the annual convention to he third Monday in September of ach year was defeated. The conven- ion decided to "Increase the per capita ax to 2 cents, and the change goes Into ffect Feb. 1, 1898. An amendment to he constitution requiring officers here- fter to be elected on the lairt day of » the committee's report] OJ3ventlon w?s adopted. Michigan Central Replies to Pi Detroit, Dec. 21.— The Michigan Central Railroad company has filed its answer to Governor Pingree's petition for a mandamus to compel the company to sell him a l.OOu-mile book under the act of 1S»1 for the use of himself and family for $20. The answer attacks the act of 1891 as unconstitutional because, among other reasons, it is in violation. of the interstate commerce law, as it would require the company to issue such mileage books good over its entire system, not limiting them to the line in this state. In addition to this the company pleads its original charter granted in 1S46. as constituting a valid contract between the state and the company, and subject to modification only in case the state buys the road and its equipments. 10 iiiaict a. Chicago, Dec. 21_— The grand Jury voted yesterday to indict Professor William Smith, of Kirksville. Mo., for the robbery of the Dunning morgue on Oct. 24 last. With him it was voted to hold Henry Ullrich, watchman, and John Ludes, teajnster. The charge upon which indictments were voted was burglary, and not body, stealing. Under the laws of Illinois a. human body haa no value unless it is in the grave. Batler Get* Life Imprisonment. Waukesha, \Vis., Dec. 21.— JamesBut- ler, who was convicted on Friday last of murder in the first degree, wsaa yesterday sentenced by Judge JDldc to life imprisonment at Waupun, Butler murdered his -wife on July 5. at Lisbon, a •iew miles from this city. Jww the Federation. * St. Louis, Dec. 21.—The first meeting of the National Building Trades' Council was held in this city yesterday and was marked by a warm denunciation of the American Federation, of Labor, for having passed a resolution durinjp its convention last week In Nashville opposing the fonnation of the national council. There are fifty-four delegates present from all parts of the country. The American Federation of "-Labor passed a resolution condemning; the effort to form a new organization and stated that the effect would be to create further division in" the ranks of labor. The council yesterday went Into executive session, excluding the newspapers, and a general discussion concerning- the Federation of Labor's resolution ensued and the federation wa« bitterly denounced. Edward Carroll, of Chicago, was made te'mporary chairman, the, usual committees were appointed and adjournment to today taken. TKOCBtE AHEAD FOB COAt 3UOT. FlT» Pe*wB* Boned to Panplona, Spain. Dec. 21.—Qwiar to the destrootion by Gn> of an uphaltfM- tory at Baoaioce five persons have been burned to d»«h and thirty-«li •- ~ Poor .Prospect for u> Agreement OB ft Scale for 2fext Tear. Pittsburs, Dec. 21.—The coal miners and operators held ueparateconventlon» yesterday, preliminary to the Joint don- venJJon to be held today for tfet tff- (Oontfnafld on Fourth A E UHKAT ife We all mutt hire lome- thtorto give torCo Hauk otDihowrou more, MM at tewprioetto, Buy that tiro*. PirniDd v D. A, HAUK. JewcfcrftOptfte

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