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December 23, 1897

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAK. THURSDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 23. 1897 NO 47. "MEET ME UNDER THE SKY LIGHT AnAi ON Cloth Capes, Jackets and Furs. But i Left to Clear our Store of an Immense Stock of... Holiday Goods. Owing to the Large Stock and Short Space of time-to sell the same we have Remarked % of our Stock. m Here's your chance. •= Much for Little. KID CLOVES. Store open^evenings until 9:30. PATENT AND AUTOMATIC. so Flours are the The and of Highest Gradet on the Market 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 R. Carroll, 1222 BROADWAY, THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes . I'm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. Gr. Tucker, Tailoi?, 4th and Broadway. Annual Gas Rates SENT IT TO THIRD READING. nmit BUI Get* a Step Ahead in the Illinois LejcislHture. Springfield, Ills., Dec. 23.—The house passed the following'senate bills yesterclay: Appropriating- $35,000 to pay the salaries of members and officers of the general assembly for the extra session; $35,000 for incidental expenses; $7,000 for the payment of employes. The Rowe revenue bill was advanced to second reading. The apportionment bill was sent to third reading by a party vote, OS course. The bill gives the Reupblic- ans 33 of the senatorial districts. The bill was also advanced to third reading in the senate. The house refused to adjourn over on Friday to Jan. 3, and the legislature will sit next week probably. Thehousecommittee on revenue ordered reported favorably the Mclnery bill taxing gas and electric light companies. The bill provides that 2 per cent, of the gross receipts in excess of $50,000 be paid into the state treasury. The same recommendation was made on Nohe's bill giving the state board of equalization power to assess all companies-or associations incorporated under the laws of other states and doing business In this state. The senate revenue committee accomplished considerable towards framing a bill. It was decided that the board of revenue will consist of the chairman of the county Jxiard, the county treasurer and the county clerk. The committee decided that-real estate be valued in 1S9S and 1S99 and every four years thereafter, and person al property every year. _ GREAT IS THE CORONER'S JURY. A RTIFICIAL and Natural Gas Bills are now due and payable at the company's office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring to avail themselves of the Annual Rate, commencing December 1st ,can do so by calling at the office and arranging forsame. All bills must be paid on or before the 10th of, each month. One at Chicago Censures the Lat« Wartt- iotrton He-ifnp's Doctor. Chicago, Dec. 23.—The coroner"* Jury in the Hesing inquest rendered a verdict of censure against Dr. Charles F. Ely, Washington Hesing's confidential friend and attending- physician, and against J. Whittier Buffum. the head etnbalmer of CX H. Jordan & Co. In connection with the vote of censure the jury aJso found that Hesing came to his death through organic disease of the heart Dr. Ely's testimony before the Jury had gone to establish the fact that his patient had long suffered from valvular disease of the heart, It is a fair assumption to make that his professional opinion was the guiding evidence upon which the jury based its verdict. But after finding the causs of death upon such evidence, the jury censured the doctor for issuing a death certificate "when totally ignorant of the immediate cause of death." The finding of censure against Mr. Buffujn tra:-. for his having embalmed the rem^ia,-. "thereby obstructing and interfering with tic coroner." Funeral of Washington H'slujf. Chicago, Djgfe, 2£—Funer*; service tne r6roT.ins t>r w afenvrigron jnes- ing, former postmaster of Chicago and editor-in-chief of the Illinois Staats Zeitung, were held yesterday at the Cathedral of the Holy Name. Previous to the public funeral at the cathedral private services were held at the residence. At the house "Wilhelm Rapp, of the Starts Zeitung-, delivered an address and was followed by United States Senator William E. Mason and others in short talks. At the cathedral high *2ass was performed. RELIEF, PENSIONS AND SAVINGS Xhree Department* Cnrried on by the Baltimore and Ohio Railway. Baltimore, Dec. 23.— The report of the Baltimore and Ohio Relief association shows receipts during the y&ar ended June 30, 1S37, of S1.169-.99S.04, and disbursements and liabilities of flT87.512.8S. The assets over liabilities on June 30, 1S97, were* $62S,931.56. The benefits paid on account of accidents and natural sickness amounted to J3S1.4S1.58. The benefits paid during the seventeen years of its existence amount to $5..46T,S69.15. The membership averages 25.7:13. The pension department of the association has 292 on the rolls, and the amount paid out during the year was $46,346.83, the total payments to date being $354,128.02. The savings feature report shows deposits during the year of $240,775.07, or a total of $51,973,679.57 since May, 1880. The amount loaned during the year was $192,391.5:5, or $2,080,437.85 since May, 18SO. These loans have been expended in building 985 houses, buying 965 houses, improving 216 houses already owned and releasing liens on 477 houses. There wass an extra dividend of 1^. per cent, declared. Chicago'* Civil Service Liiw. Chicago, Dec. 23. — Ever since Mayor Harrison was elected there has been a difference of opinion between him and his city attorney and the civil service commission as to who were "heads of departments," the mayor claiming that a large number of officials came under that head. A case was made up and referred to the state supreme court, which has just decided that the mayor and corporation counsel are wrong and that the only -heads of department" 'exempt from civil service examination are the commissioner of public works, officers of the law department, the collector, comptroller, chief of police, and chief of the- fire department- This is less than claimed by the mayor. Secretary of the Treasury Lose*. No Time in Replying to A the Federation. PROOP THAT HE is WRONG. Anything Inimical to the Whole Body of People Kever Permanently Beneficial to the" Class Advocating the Same, Says the Sccrtetory— Question of Rascal or Fool Treated with Gr^at Fraokneu — Some Facts About Our Foreign Relations. Washington, Dec. 23.— Secretary Gage ha85=written the following letter to President Gompers. of the Federation of Labor: "I have read with care the resolutions adopted the 20th inst. at Nashville by the convention of the Federation of Labor, which recite as follows: 'Resolved, that we declare ourselves most positively opposed to the Gage financial bill recently Introduced iff' congress by the secretary of the treasury. It is a measure that if adopt- sd as a. law will only the more firmly rivet the gold standard on the people of the country and perpetuate its disastrous effects in every form. Resolved, that we pronounce the Gage bill an undisguised effort to retire our greenback currency and all government paper money, with a view to the substitution of"national bank notes in their stead, and thus fasten the national bank system for years upon the American peo- • " "" tint tmt r~**- POWDER Absolutely Pur* »tam KJWOCK oo,, M» vow. Tax Title* of >"o Value in Michigan. Lansing. Mich.. Dec. 23. — Hundreds of taut titles - in Michigan were rendered worthless by a decision of the supreme court, the effect of the decision bein^ that when lands are bid off to the state for the taxes of one year ana are stin held by the state, such lands cannot •gate be sold for tbe ielUrqtieat taxes of Ulcfces'the Application Per»onaL "Now, if it be .true that the gold st«|ndard — by . which things have been measured as to price for the last sixty years In this country — is inimical to the interests of the laboring -classes of the Unitiffl States, then I thick it is inimical <C> all classes. In other words I do not beTieV~e v that the exploitation of one class;, by- another, either through false weights, partial laws or a bad monetary- system, can- be made to work for the permanent benefit of the exploiting class itself; or for the general weal, even were it defensible on any ground of right or justice, which it is not. Granted, therefore, that the permanence of the gold Afandard (for which I argue) op- eratcsin this evil direction, then your resolutions of condemnation are well founded, and I am justly charged, either with an ignorance which constitutes me a foolish adviser, or with a perversity, of motive which makes me an evil : adviser. Ignorance a Relative Term. "I have a right to disavow the charge of perversity or evil purpose, since there is nothing in my whole life as related to my fellowmen— either in word or deed— from which the possession by me-of such, characteristics ca^ be inferred, much less demonstrated. But ignorance often unconsciously works as deep injury as evil intent might do, and to this sin of ignorance (if it be a sin) I must confess myself a possible victim. This confession, however, ought not to classify me as separate from my fellowmen generally, whether they be considered as individual units or as congregated in groups. Ignorance is a relative, not an absolute, term, since few are totally ignorant, and none is absolutely wise. Nor does the number constituting the group change this fact, since the wisdom 'of a group, however large, cannot be greater than that of the wisest man in it. Challenges Gompers to the Proot "This remains true whether the subject matter involving knowledge and judgment be astronomy, physics or finance. The condemnation then involved in the resolutions referred to is measured by the just or imperfect apprehension of questions relating to monetary sciente held by the wisest men who supported them. Laying these general considerations aside, let me say to you, and through you to the great body you so honorably represent, that if instead of denunciatory resolutions, which are not argument, you or any one on your behalf will show that the views I entertain an3 advocate are other than salutary to the great economic body of which we are all independent members I will abandon them without hesitation." * * * OUR FOBEIGS RELATIONS. Reciprocity Seem. To B« D«»a a* tar «<*many — Interest in Chine** Affair*. Washington, Dec. 23.— The reciprocity negotiations between the United States •and Germany are practically suspended. They never got beyond the initial stage. There appears to have be«n a •srilllng'- ness on the part o£ both governments to look into the subject, but the inquiry did not develop any prospect of material concessions on eithr side. The articles on which a reciprocity agreement caja be made are produced in France, and not in Germany. The utmost extent of a reciprocity treaty between the United States and Germany under the present law would be a 20 per cent, reduction of duty on certain agreed-upon German products. Germany is chiefly concerned about sugar, but the 20 per cent, reduction in duty permitted under the Diiig- ley lav, it is .?aid. would be of no consequence. It was thought thai the arrival of the new German ambassador, Dr. von Holleben. would give an impetus to the negotiations and perhaps result in the conclusion of a treaty, but on the contrary the subject has lapsed. The reciprocity negotiations with Great Britain as to the British West Indies are proceeding slowly, but an agreement is not expected in the near future. Minister Hoshf, of Japan, wag. in conference with Secretary Sherman at the state department yesterday. The purpose of the Japanese Authorities is to eecure specific asurances from the United States that in case Hawaii i* annexed an. Japanese interests will be fully protected. la the- last letter Sber- man -wrote to Hoshi on the subject of anexation -he made prominent th« assurance that all Japanese interests in , ampjjr saf *gu*r§£±: The desire, tnereiore. 15 to «mveix tiu» general assurance into specific guaranties. It Is understood that the authorities here have been unofficially sounded as to the attitude of the United States toward the complications in the far east, with a view to learning- whether American interests In China ware regarded ac sufficient to -warrant anr active step by this government. Although th«s» soundings, for they amount to nothing more as yet, have not taken official form they have been sufficient to gala a pretty general understanding aa ;to the attitude of this government. TM« in brief is that the United States has n»_ interest In territorial extension'DOW gf>~ ing on in China, that she will not lanA, at *°y of t!le coast ports of China as- Gennany ai^- I> '. ussil that her only concern fr*« ,ished American interests tvhich are entirely missionary and commercial. Further details of the killing 6f\th« two American sailors atached to 'tha United States fleet in Japan have been received here, and have been brought to the attention of the department 'of state, which has begun an investigation. Montgomery, it appears, was killed In Yokohoma Sept. 2, last. He was not intoxicated, but was murdered by boatmen. Epps' case was similar except that he was killed at Nagasaki during the present month. He had been on leave and was returning aboard ship when murdered. The Japanese legation says the cases are, simply local crimes and tha.t Japan will do all possible to punish the perpetrators. IE tha affray at Kobe, Japan, last September, in which a number of American sailors from the Yorktown were injured, it is said that the trouble was between the sailors and the coolies, and that the Japanese police came to the asistance of the American sailors. The cases are said'to'be substantially similar to a number which have occurred in tha western states In which Japanese subjects have been assaulted by raobs. Chairman Loud ID Confident Washington, Dec. 23.—Chairmuu'Loud, of the house committee on postofficea, has been working during 1 the recess on the report of the committee on the Loud bill and has practically completed it. H<; believes that the measure will effect a saving of at least $10,000,000 annually and will wipe out the enormoiw , deficit that confronts the postoffice department every year. The bill is sweep- Ing and eliminates single volumes and sampl'e copies from the second-claw of mall matter. ' Monument to Gen. BcUcnap. Washing-ton. Dec. 23.—A handsome granite monument erected In Arlington National cemetery at the grave of Major General William W. Belknap, who was secretary of war during the administration of President Grant, was yesterday turned oveV'to the government. The monument was erected by General Belknap's comrades of • CrokerV lowm brigade and of the Army of the Tennessee, the Loyal Lesion of the United States and other friends. Ha*g* in HcKrnn»'« W»y. Washington, Dec. 23.—Many protests against the' confirmation of Joseph McKenna to be associate justice/ of the United States supreme court continue to -come in. Senator Hoar, chairman of the judiciary committee, to which the nomination was referred, has decided to postpone consideration of the •abject until Jan. 11. Indian bin To Be Appoint**. Washington, Dec. 23.—It is understood that Leander P. Mitchell, at Indiana, will soon be appointed by the president assistant comptroller of the treasury I* place of Bowers, resigned.^ Ompiete Kcujrni HtMfftaL. Boston, Dec. 23.—Complete and Te- vised returns from 191 voting precinct* of this city show that Mayor Jooiah. Quincy, Democrat, was re-elected Tuesday by a plurality of 4,079 vote* Quincy received 40,070 votes: -Edwin IX Curtis, ' Republican, 35,991; Thomas RIley, Bryan Democrat, 2,321, and David Ooldsteln, Socialist Labor, 827. Quln.cys majority over all Is 33L The board of aldermen, according to unofficial return*, 1» even* ly divided, six Democrats and six Republicans having been elected. Thin is a> loss of one RejDlbUcan_ mcpibec A UKKAT HOXTH We all mast hjve •ome- thlcrto give forCbrSctmM Hauk OKBfhOWTOB atom, and M towprMetoo, Bar some* thine wiuja*taul» Broadvajr. 0. A. HAUK. Jew*kr%p*fciHi

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