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VOL. XYI. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, S-ATURD1Y , ; 18fl8'.U-- . 93. DUNLAFS Celebrated Hats S TIFF and SI L K, BEST MADE, SPRING STY LES Now on Sale D E W B N T B B, The Hatter. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating, The nicest, prettiest patterns ever showo, just " . received at JOS; S. CRAIG'S. Some men talk in whispers; others have voices loud eaough to he heard by^he^fishes at the bottom of the sea. Somev men are . always . tilling you something inJhe' strictest confidence and as a rule you have heard- it cbefore. That'is'nt znywaj. I have no confidential communications to make to you, antTif I had I would not resort to printers ink .for such a purpose. I simply wanifyou to know that my line of : • _J,, Spring Suitings, Spring Trousers and Spring Overcoatings I/ .«• Is large an ff complete, and-that ,,,we are ready to serve you L GEEAT QUESTIONS. Resolutions Reported to the Western States Congress, Free Silver and a Tariff for Revenue • Advocated—Liberal Aid for Wa: terways Indorsed. : ; MAJTY BECOMMENDATIONS. KASSA'S CITY, 'Ma, April 17.—The commercial congress was called to order at. 10- o'clock a. m. S. A. Thompson, secretary of the Duluth chamber of commerce, under a suspension of the rules, spoke on transportation and -waterways. His principal talk was on the development of the waterways of the northwest. Gen. T. W. ditchings, of Mississippi, was next on the programme to discuss the same subject. His speech was of a missionary character for the Mississippi river. He gave statistics of transportation charges from St. Louis to the seaboard by rail and by river and showed that the river gave great advantages to the shipper. J. H. ^Murphy, of Iowa, spoke on the Hennepin canal. Following is a. synopsis of the majority report of the committee on resolutions presented at the afternoon session: It favors the adoption by congress ol o law authorizing free, unlimited cotnaso of silver, and the Issuance of a sufficient amount of: legal tender notes to be redeemable In both sold and silver, to restore the equilibrium between money and all otlr- er products; declares the congress to be unalterably opposed to the protective tariff principle; favors a tariff for revenue only and urges congress to enact laws to place tae tariff upon a purely revenue basis at as early a date •aa-practicable; declares that the interstate commerce of the country should be. controlled by the general government, and that tho interstate commerce commission should be. strengthened by appropriate legislation; favors especially the improvement of the Mississippi river and its affluents; indorses the action of the congress in making an appropriation for the construction, of the Hennepin canal and recommends - that congress make ample -appropriation to complete the work; commends the proposed canal connecting tae Tennessee and Mississippi rivers; indorses the action of congress in making appropriations for a deep water harbor at Galveston; favors tho construction of a ship canal connecting tho northern lakes with the Atlantic ocean;, favors, the protection of harbors and navigable rivers that discharge their waters into the ocean and the establishment of a navy, yard at some eligible point on the Mississippi river near Its mouth; declares it to be the judgment of this congress that the Mississippi can be and J sh'ould be made navigable for ocean steamers of such class as now enter the port of New Orleans r ;d for a considerable distance above that of- ," and recommends the •arly passage of a mF^ure similar to the one known as the Burroughs bill, which provided an appropriation of $10,000,000.to be used in the construction of levees from St. Paul to the gulf. The resolutions provide for;the appointment of a committee of three from each stats represented here to lay the above resolutions before the next national congress and urge the adoption oJ the policies therein recommended. The report farther recommends a system of canals and slack water navigation to connect the waters of the Tennessee with the gulf of Mexico and also a ship canal from the.:head waters of the Ohio to Lake Erie and a ship canal from the head of Lake Superior to the Mississippi river; favors the improvement of tha Columbia river and . a canal around tho Dalles and removal of obstructions at PHeat's Rapids and other points; favors the construe; ,tion of the Nicaragua canal as a matter of vjtal consequence to the United States and especially to the Pacific coast and declares that there are ( Important commercial and political reasons why this great Interocean-highway should exist as a distinctly American work under American control. The report further invites the serious attention of the state legislatures to tbe problem of making such reforms [n methods of taxation as will remedy the injustice of unequal taxation and as will place a just snare of tne burden of the taxation upon the accumulated wealth of the country; favors a national bankrupt law; recommends that the legislatures of the states enact reform laws to prevent tho misuse of concentrated capital through "trusts" .and "combines;" favors tae amendment of im- miftration laws so tint only immigrants who both desire and are fit :for American citizenship should be permitted to land upon our shores; recommends the speedy extinguishment of the Indian titles in Oklahoma, Indian Terrltory-and other states and territories and the opening of surplus lands to settlement under the provisions of tha homestead law; favors the prohibition of the ownership of lands-hy nonresident aliens; recommends that all unearned railway grants be restored to the public domain for homesteads; that the general government should cede its arid lands to the various 8t»t6s; indorses the action of tbe department;of agriculture for what It has done toward tha reclamation of the semi-arid region and nrges- congress to continue this work and extend it; favors the enactment of laws to prevent deal* lags In .futures; 'recommends the admission of .the .territories .of Arizona and New Mexico; recommends the rigid observance of the fish and game laws of various states and the adoption of means lor their effectual inforcement; commends the honorable secretary of agriculture for -his 'persistence, energy and untiring efforts in his foreign policy to ire- move obstructions to "our meat trade, create amity ^between the ,-trade of this and other, nations which'will end In better prices and larger sales sad a SrlRhter future for the, cattle Industry. • -- -•••__; A. Pri«oner'« Fatal Jump. PiTTBBCBGH, Pa., April 17.—Thursday night while Officer McDonald was taking the prisoner, Sandy Wilson, "by train from West Newton to the Greens- bnrg 1 jail Wilson broke away and'jumped from the rapidly moving train, landing- in front of a passing freight train. He was ground to pieces, and the officer, who Jumped after him, was probably fatallj injured- Ten Men Killed in. a Mine. j , BERLIN. April 17.—A terrible explosion of fire-damp occurred Thursday.in the Hugo pit, near Kattowitz, -Prussia," .resulting-in the instant, killing of ten miners and the injury of a number of | others. KNIGHTS OF RECIPROCITY. Something About tbe Now Order Which In Gaining Ground In the Went. NEW YOKE, April 17.—Advices from Kansas say that the new secret order known as "The Knights of Reciprocity" is rapidly paining a strong foothold throughout the west. It has over 100 lodges in Kansas and a nucleus of strong state organizations has been created in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado and Idaho. Members of the organization, which has grips, signs and passwords, are required to pledge themselves to support the perpetuity of the union, to favor liberal pensions to soldiers and sailors, to maintain the doctrine of protection of American industries, while, at the same time, countenancing fair and equitable reciprocity between all nations on the American continent, and are also required to advocate and work in favor of a free ballot and an honest count Lodges of the order will shortly be established in this city, Philadelphia and Boston. TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. A Wyoming Father Uses Hlg 4-Year-Old Son an a Shield Against an Enemy's Bullets—The Boy Killed. CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 17.- In a fight between James McDermott and Tom Madden in the Big Horn basin McDermott's 4-year-old son was used by his father as a shield and was fatally wounded. McDermott and his"wife had a violent quarrel, and the woman fled to Madden's ranch for protection. She was followed by her enraged husband, carrying his little son Phil. When he was sighted by Madden the latter went out and attempted to parley with the angry man. McDermott immediately began firing at Madden. When Madden returned the fire McDermott pressed his son to his heart for a shield. Madden's bullet struck the boy's skull, killing him, and, glancing, struck McDermott in the face and fatally wounded him. ' MAY MUSICAL FESTIVAL. Five Hundred Trained Slngero from Central Illinois Cities TFU1 Take Part in the Exercises at Decatur, IU. MOSTICELLO, 111., April 17.—The arrangements for the grand Central Illinois May festival are completed and Prof. S. M. Lutz has announced the following leading soloists: Soprano, Mrs. Genevra Johnstone Bishop, of Chicago; tenor, Mr. Charles W. Humphrey, of St. Louis; basso, George Els•worth Holmes, of Chicago. The grand orchestra will be in charge of Prof. Robert Walter. The grand chorus will be composed of 500 trained singers from Decatur, Monticello, Paris, Mafyoon, Bloomington, Jacksonville >and other central Illinois cities. The festival will be held May 20, 21 and 22, at Powers' Grand opera house, Decatur, 111. Charged with Embezzlement, PEOBIA, III., April IT.—Something of a sensation was created here Thursday afternoon by the arrest of Burt Atwater, who has been quite popular in society here. He is accused of embezzling 58,368 from the American Glucose Company, of which he was bookkeeper at Cedar Rapids, la., ar-d Leavenworth, Kan. The company claims that a shortage of over $7,500 in Atwater's accounts is already in sight and that it may amount to much more. A Princess Suicides. ST. PETERSBUEG, April 17. — The funeral of Princess Olga Feodorowna, mother of Grand Duke Michael and cousin of the czar, took place Thursday. The princess committed suicide by talcing poison, owing to the czar's refusal to restore her son to his post in the Russian army, from which - he was dismissed in consequence of his private marriage to the countess of Merem- berg. Elevators Burned. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 17.—At Harrodsburg, Ky., Thui'sdayafternoon two grain elevators of the Mercer Grain and Coal Company were burned, de- •stroying 30,000 bushels of wheat. Loss, $70,000; insurance, $50,000. The Louisville Southern depot was also burned; loss, $1,000. Charged with Manslaughter. NEENAH, Wis., April 17.—BradMorey, a farmer living near here, has been arrested charged with manslaughter. About two weeks ago, while he was felling a tree, a farmer named Christensen drove beneath the branches. The tree fell, killing him instantly. Damage by » Hails i or m. YAJTKTOX, S. D., April 17.—In Hutch- jnson county hail is reported to have fallen to the depth of 12 inches. In many instances young trees were completely, ruined and windows-broken. It was the most terrifying hailstorm, ever experienced in that, section. . . Tanderbllt Hfild at Quarantine. NEW YOBK, April 17.—Mr. ' W. K Vanderbilt's yacht, the Alva, whiihhas teen on a cruise in the Mediterranean with Mr. Vanderbilt on board, arrived here at noon Thursday. She had fine weather on the voyage. She is detained at quarantine owing to a case of small-pox. Hugk Halpin, an oiler, is suffering from tha^ylisease. BalmAccda Weakens. PABIS, April 17.—Chilian advices say that in consequence of the emphatic protest of the British minister, President Balmaceda has ordered the Chilian port officials to avoid any complications with officers of foreign vessels. A Rousing Silk Sale! - , , ^ 1 »~t,n_I - t We have on sale all 01 this week at Soeeial Low Figure our ENTIRE SILK STOCK! Chief among which will be two complete lines of Printed Pongee Dress Silks. One lina at 40 cents, another one, much heavier quality at 50 cents x>8r yard, which will be found very attractive. CALL EARLY And G-et First Choice, at WILER & WISE, No. 315 Fourth Street I WHISTLE FOR , D. A. HAUK He has the goods and prices. Best Clock for the money. Best Watch for the money. Best Spectacle for the money. Best work- done for "the money. No. 41O Broadway. Tie Jeweler and Optician. D. A. HA UK. Broad Toe, Flat Bottom ^ Comfortable Shoes. , WALKER &RAUCH, 42O Broadway. See our low goods. Eft-s ENGLISH, RED CROSS THEORIG1NAL AND GENUINE. Too only Safe, Sure, »ud rtUuUl PlUter lOt. Lftdlefl, «k Dnlggiit for C*fc*«ler'J *»0K;* Dtamond Sr^wi in Bod ud 0oU nicU]]l« ^ira^rfwitirEruc>ibi»n.'~T«lteMootherIdnd. £n/w* SrtaltiMwMmi 7nUi»«oM. -V ...° ... . _""..^K_. ^ -<-*-r.pp<Ti.»rt d«n»eroupit.i>,inter(Mt». AiDmaini l «r«w*«» a!»u, ana "JWTtf for ludiM." te blur, t^ ntwn IbB. . AH pllli In putebc^d boxer, pink irrtppcn. e. in lUmpB for puv^lnrt. UfCiiDoaiA]«, . 10,000 Tm! , CHICHMTCR CHEMICAL CO.. JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros, have removed to the I Cor. of 4th and Broadway, (Strecker Building)_""', " " ' ' '* A Full and Complete Line !pt DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COBPOUHDB1).