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WAILYPHAHOS FBIDAY, DEC. 24, 1897. BB1H. *• fcOinHAIK. JOH1I W. BXBNIB. l>*wtfc*lM A Baro«». •DITOH8 AWD PBOPRHTORg. OF BUBSCBIPTION - Daily per ; per month 40 centt: per year «.d the Saturdar Proi, toe two lonnlDK the Serai-Weekly "itloDu »U6 a yeer.jtrlctly in advance. Entered at the LogaDSport. Ind..po«to«Bce as cJaiK mall matter, ae provided by law. •ElOCRiTIC M8TBICT CONVENTION T» the Democrats of the Eleventh Congressional Dlalriot: Pursuant to the order of the Democratic state central committee, the delegates to the district convention •re called to meet la the city of Peru on Tuesday, January lltb, 1808, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of •electing one member of the Democratic state central committee for •aid district for the ensuing two years. The basis of representation In said convention, as fixed by said committee, will be one delegate for each 200 votes or fraction of 100 or over cast for the head of the Bryan electoral ticket. A general Invitation Is extended to the Democrats of the _d (strict to attend this cocmention. The delegatas to said convention wl)l be selected In each county on or Before January 8th, 1898, • by county •r township meetings, according to local cnstom and upon the call of the •balrmen of the several counties. S. E. COOK, Chairman Congressional Com. Huntlngton, Ind., Dec. 18,1897. SOMB pretty hot times may be expected in congress after the holiday Teoess. The purposes of the gold conspirators will be laid bare by several •editors who supported McKinley •nder the belief that he was not a party to the gold conspiracy. IT now seems probable that the diligent search for oil in this county lg to be rewarded by some rich discoveries. There are good prospects lor the development of a productive •II pool in the vicinity ot Walton. At least those engaged in developing that field are sanguine of being well rewarded for their Investigation*. Tbe discovery of oil at Walton has created much excitement among men engaged in developing oil territory. The productiveness of the well on the Bumgarner lot will be developed in a few days. Within the next two weeks the Bunker Hill company will drill in another well near the site of the present producer, and this will disclose the dimensions and direction of the pool. CERTAIN aspirants for official positions are so outrageously disappointed with the course pursued by Senator Fairbanks In distributing patronage, that they have asked him to resign. Noting this demand the Indianapolis Sun says: "Mr. Fairbanks did not secure the •fflce of Senator merely that he »lght enjoy the honor. He Las other ambitions—other hopes. He aims to be the controlling power in Republican politics in Indiana. He aims to make Jimmle Mount a United States senator to succeed David Turple. H« aims to dictate the policy of his party in the state and control all patronage given out within Indiana's •onfines. He alms to go higher than the office of United States senator, and to use Indiana Republtcaos in furthering his aspirations." THE New York World has made a careful canvass to ascertain the number of unemployed people in the city of New York. It finds that there are 90,000 people without work. Here 19 an -army of people -to whom the glad days of the holiday season will bring no joy. It is estimated that J. Pierpont Morgan reaped profits aggregating 118,000,000 out of the government bond sales. He could distribute these profits among the 90,000 unemployed in New York city and still have enough left to provide for hlm- •elf. But these are days when the desire for acquiring great wealth is very strong, ana Pierpont Morgan has just formed a trust'to control the coal supply of New York, and it Is just announced that the syndicate will reap a profit of ««,0>DO,000 this year. _____ The Gold Conspiracy. Senator Daniel, of Virginia, insists that outside of the immediate beneficiaries of the gold standard the Drue •Ituatlon ot the people is n.ot under- itood or appreciated. In a recent Interview he said: "There is indeed an abundance of money piled up in New York, but real estate, outside of a few favored centres of commerce and manufacture, continues to go down, and the bails Of general national prosperity 1§ continually declining. '»Tke reason why people stick to Bi-ytn is because he better appreciates tbe causes of our troubles than those whose successive. annual prophecies are followed by successive annual nfutatKws. Were we to ~- tlre greenbacks now and contract our currency, as the gold standard men recommend, we would precipitate nn- other panic. "There is not enough money in the South to give the people a living chance, and to talk about less money with the present low prices prevailing for our products seems like the language of frivolity or satire. "It is useless to talk against trusts and monopolies when the gold trust, worked by a syndicate of which the English monarchy is at the head and other European mooarchs the director?, is producing stringency and decline of prices the world over." Christmas! ide. The American people are at peace with all the world. They are perhaps better prepired, in a material way, to enjoy tne gladness tbat comes with the Holiday season than any other people on earth. The year drawing to a close has been one of rare fruitfulness. Nature has been lavish In the bestowal of of her favors and, figuratively speaking, the land flows witn milk and honey. Except in the congested cities where poverty and squalor exist, people throughout the laod are fairly well circumstanced. They have reason to feel glad that«>ur blessed land is still a land of plenty and that the signs of the times are not portenMous with evil. Our people have learned wisdom from the adversities of Me past and the thoughtful are inquiring into the causes of discontent in a land so new, so fruitful and so full of promise. In no other land has nature bestowed her gifts so lavishly . The people should guard well their laws, thai; the favors of nature may not be cornered, but enjoyed as the rain and sunshine, which falls alike upon the just and unjust. To our readers and our patrons, we extend a hearty Christmas salutation, with the sincere wish that the great holiday may be a merry, happy one to all. ADDRESS To Democrats is Issued by Chairman Martin, of the State Committee. AN APPEAL IS MADE TO DEMOCRATS FOR STRONG AND UNITED ACTION, He Reviews the Last National Cam paign and Election and Touches Upon the Unkept Promises of the Republican Party. re- The Same Old ChrigtroM. A description two centuries ago of the festivities of Christmas shows little variation from present customs: "Families take it by turns to entertain their friends. They meet early, the heel' and pudding are noble, the mince pies peculiar, the nuts half playthings and half eatables, the oranges as col'd and acid as they ouftht to be, furnishing us with a superfluity which we can afford to laugh at, the cakes indestructible, the wassail bowls generous, old English, huge, demanding ladles, threatening overflow as they come in, solid with roasted apples when set down. Toward bedtime you hear of elder wine and riot seldom of punch. Girls, though they be ladies, are kissed imder the mis- ,tletoe.'' ^_________ Rc«1iii'«il r'i>Mtnf:e Is Postponed. Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 24.—The reduced postage rate between Canada and Great Britain will not come in force on Jan. 1, as arranged. It was deferred at the instigation of the imperial authorities so that the reduction, whatever it will be. may be made reciprocal. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Cuban insurgents are burning cane- flelds within ten miles of Havana. Mrs, F. T. French, of Chicago, was held up in her home and robbed, chloroformed and beaten. The Alma National bank, of Alma, Kan., has been authorized to begin business. Capital, $50.000. David Oxley, aged over SO years and one of the oldest railroad men in Illinois, died at Centrally His. M. K. Mieheals was drowned in Devil's lake, near Butler. Ind. His body was recovered a.bout 200 feet from shore. R. P. Elmore. the oldest coal dealer in Wisconsin, and one of the most prominent citizens of Milwaukee, died last night, aged 82. A call was issued yesterday for the ninth annual convention of the United Mine Workers of America to meet in Columbus Jan. 11, 1S9S. Mary Crowley. 49 years of agre. residing :it Chicago, was caught stealing candies from the altar of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church. Scotch joiners are opposing the importation into Scotland of American- made work because of cheaper waffes paid in the United States, The Guatemaltan minister at Washington denounces the report of the shooting of political prisoners by Barrios as wholly without foundation. Henry Kenaska, a professional cyclist of Milwaukee, has issued a challenge to the world to ride any distance from one to three miles on an indooor track. Field Columbian Museum, Chicago, Is possessor of the herbarium of the late Professor Eebb, of Rockford. It is considered the finest private collection of botanical specimens in tie United States. Albert Taylor, a farmer near Chicago, while hunting- in the woods stumbled upon a skeleton half hidden among leaves and snow, while a. fragment of rope dangling from a branch above seemed to tell the story of a suicide. . It is now said that the proposed an thracitc coal combine project also involves the creation of a similar central selling agency to cover each of the great bituminous coal districts of Pennsylvania, Ohio. West Virginia, Indiana and Illinois. J. M. tfnderwood. of San Francisco, who has been in Washington for a week arranging for a right of way for the Alaskan Central Railroad company, declares that his company will run its first locomotive Into lJ«.wson City by June, 1S9S. It is claimed that tht principle in volved in makins Harveyized armor plates is covered by international- p, ents take* out in England, Italy, Germany and tne United States seven years ago. This, if tru«, would wipe •ut the royalty. Chairman Parfcs M. Martlo, of the Democratic State Central committee, baa Issued the following address to .the Democracy of Indiana: "A little more than a year'ago the most remarkable presidential campaign in the history jt the United States,terminated In the success of the Republican candidates. This was the first presidential campaign In a great many years in which the issues were squarely joined between the consolidated money power of the country and the people. On the one hand were the enormous and practically inexhaustible resources of the moneyed interests of the United States and Europe, embracing the national banks, whose power had been built up by federal legislation, the great manufacturers, who had become strong and rich under more than three decades of extreme protection, the railway and other corporations, the various monopolies, trusts and combines of capital which had been built up by a long course of governmental favoritism and class legislation, the bondholders and money-leadera of two continents, the great army of speculators, jobbers and schemers of high and low degree who are interested In restoring a policy of lavish appropriations and reckless expenditure and all hose who had reaped profits or hoped o do so through the prostitution ot he fuucticDS of government to their ervice. From these sources a cor- uptlon fund was gathered of such magnitude tbat, although a golden tream was poured into every debat- ,ble state and congressional district n the United States during the campaign, an enormous unexpended balance remained In the hands of the Republican National committee after the election. VENAL NEWSPAPERS. 'This gigantic combination of wealth and power was able to enlist n Its service every venal newspaper the United States, whatever its past political profession; e^ery orator who was willing to sell his eloquence to monopoly for a price; erery huckstering politician; every expert In election fraud; every trained, manipu- ator of boodle throughout the republic. Against the sinister combl- aation. the historic Democratic party went to the country with a candidate for the presidency whose purity of character, breadth of patriotism, power of eloquence and devotion to bhe Interests of the people marked him as their natural leader in a contest with the hosts of monopoly, and with a declaration of principles which stirred the public conscience as it had not been stirred for generations. The Democratic party relied solely upon the merit of Its standard-bearer and the justice of its cause. It fought the campaign through with an empty treasury and a crippled press and with many of its state and local organizations honeycombed with treachery. A more heoric political battle against overwhelming odds has never been made in this orjany other country and the six million ana a half of the popular votes and the 1,115 electoral votes expressed a great moral victory, the magnitude of which is becoming more apparent every day. "The principles Dfor which the Democratic party contended in 1S96 were then strong enough to have carried the country overwhelmingly if the agencies of coercion andgcorrupt- lon could have been eliminated from the contest,. These principles have been growing stronger day by day, and there is no question that they are accepted now by a great majority of the American people. _The Republican party returned to power last March under pledges to re-establish the equilibrium ^between national revenue and expenditure, to devise a safe and stable monetary system, and to restore prosperity to the masses of the people. Neitner of these pledges has been kept. THB TAKIFF 3CKASTJBK. "The first Important official »ct of President McKinley was to conTene congrew In extraordinary session for the purpose of enacting » tariff law, the ostensible objects of which were to produce a revival of business throughout the country and to provide sufficient revenue to'carry on the government, but whose real purpose was to enable the trusts to reimburse themselves for their contributions to the corruption fund of 1896 by legalized spoliation of the people. This Iniquitous law Is accomplishing its real purpose. The sugar trust, the beef trust and all the other great combinations which were allowed to dictate its terms are already realiz log enormous profits from its opera- ation. in order to swell the Ill-got ten gains of these predatory combinations, the oublic revenues have been sacrificed and the cost of living has been Increased to the people. The public debt statement issued Dec, 1 shows that the excess of ex peodltures over receipts during the first five months of the present fiscal year was |46 ; 101,494, an average of over 19,000,900 per month, or at the rate of about «110,000,000 per year. This appalling deficit measures the complete faiure of the Dlngley law as a revenue producer and will compel congress at an early date either to authorize another bond issue or to levy additional taxes or to reduce expenditures. Republican administrations never reduce expenditures. So tbat after nine months of Bepublican rule the country finds itself face to face with new taxes or another issue of bonda, or both. There has been no marked increase in the number of workmen employed and no general advance of wages to compensate for the augmeini,ed cost of living, and the Dingleybill already stands condemned before the country as the most flagrant and oppressive abuse of the taxing power of the government which has ever been perpetrated. COMMISSION'S FAILURE. "The failure of the commission sent to Europe by President fllc- Kinley to secure an agreement with England, France and Germany tor international bimetallism forces the Republican party to grapple with the greatest problem which has ever coo- people: it has not only failed to ne Collate an agreement for interoatton-, al bimetallism, but It has in other ways violated Its pledges to the country. Its attitude with relation to Cuba is contrary to the explicit promise of the St. Louis platfoim and Is in the last degree undemocratic, unrepublicaD, unpatriotic and un- American. The voice of humanity, the natural sympathy which every true American feels for a netghboi- IDK people struggling to tnrow off the yoke of savage despotism, and every consideration of enlightened self- interest demand the recognition of Cuban Independence, a step which, the administration, for some mysterious reason, refuses to take. The utter bad faith which the administration has shown as to the enforcement of the civil service law, a measure placed upon the statute books by the Republican party, invite and will receive the reprobation of the country, Whatever difference of opinion may exist as to this law, all good citizens will agree tbat so long as It Is a law it should be faithfully and impartially enforced. Its perversion by the appointees of President Mc- KUiley to the service of partisan graed is a distinct violation not only of the pledges of his partf, but also of his personal pledges to the country. At present the law Is enforced only when a Democrat can thereby be deprived of official preferment and it is evaded or violated as often as a Republican can be thereby retained In or provided with a public position. A party which deliberately violates every day a law ot the United States approaches very nearly to the state of lawlessness and anarchy which It NO PAIN! N O DANGER! Teeth extracted without, pain or after effects, *uoh as ton mouth, sore gums, etc. Absolutely »af« an* palnles. The most natural-looking artificial 'eeth on new method PLA.TES,. uaranteed to fit. The finest aurt best met hod of CROWN »nf RIDuE Work. fjf No charge for extracting- without pai» wheo new teeth are to be supplied. Dr. W. T. Hurtt, i 3111-2 Fourth St. Over Figher'8 Drug Stor fronted it. One of three policies must be adopted: (1) The single gold standard must be definitely established, or (2) bimetallism at the old ratio must be restored by Independent national action, cr (3) the present illogical, chaotic, dangerous and utterly inadequate currency system must be perpetuated. The adoption of the first alternative involving the change of all the outstanding interest-bearing securities of the government from coin to gold obligations, the virtual retirement of the greenbacks and treasury notes and the concession of practically absolute control of the - circulating medium to the national banks is urged upon congress by the administration. The execution of this pro- gramme would be a colossal crime against the people, and while it would rivet the chains .of financial slavery upon them and enormously s well the tribute they are now compelled to pay to the money power, it would cause such & wave of popular indignation as to sweep the Republl can organization out of existence has sometimes charged upon its opponents. A BANKP.TJPTCY LAW. "Tbe 6nly measure of general importance which the Republican leaders now promise the country is the enactment of a bankruptcy law—a law presumably which will enable creditors to force into bankruptcy, debtors whose inability to pay is due to Republican tariff and currency systems—a fitting sequel to the pro- iective law enacted last summer. ?he issues to be passed upon by the ountry at the congressional elections f 1898 are the same which were pre- ented In 189ci, accentuated and em- •hasized by the record of tlie Repub- Ican party since its return to power. jet the Democracy of Indiana rally heir forces, close up their ranks, and march shoulder to shoulder In the ontest for the orlnclples ot'Jeffer- on and Jackson and Bryan. Men who formerly acted with tlie Demo- ratic party, but who in 1896 withheld their support, are, in'every voi- ng precinct) In the state, buck In tae aaks. They are disgusted wltn the ecord and pclicies of the Republican administration and are ready and anxious to follow once more the good old flae ot Democracy. We welcome them back. With united and determined efforts the state can be handsomely redeemed next year, the electioo of. a Democratic United States senator assured and a largely .ncreased Democratic representation In the popular branch ot congress returned. The Democratic state committee appeals to and invites every citizen of Indiana, whatever hU past political affiliations, who believes in the principles to co-operate earnestly from this time until the polls close next November in the endeavor to secure their triumph. The district conventions for the selection of members of the state central committee will be held In the various congressional. districts on Tuesday, January li, 1898. The members of the new committee then chosen will meet at Indianapolis on Tuesday, January 18th, for organization. "PABSS M. MARTIN, "Chairman Democratic State Com mittee. "S. L. WALLACE, Secretary." The second Democratic policy to which the party stands pledged and which presents the only practica solution of the currency question, will not, of course, be considered by the party in power. The only alternative, therefore, to the adop tion of the admlnlstiation program Is the do-nothing policy, which would involve a confession of utter Im potence on the part of the Republi can party and would render its over throw at the next general election ai certain, if not as complete, as if the policy just proclaimed by President McKinley were carried out- INSPIATION FOB DEMOCRATS. "The political situation is full o inspiration and encouragement tc Democrats everywhere and at the same time it snggeats to them no ceasing -vigilance. The Republican party baa not only lalled to solTe the [ currency question: it hag not only I failed to restore prosperity to the Mi** Kiibcmrne'« Success. Miss Harriet L. Kilbourne, whore cently passed the stringent examination for admittance to the Berkshire bar, is the first- woman tc apply for and gain entrance to the legal circle in that sec tion of Massacimsetts. Her success ii the more notable in view of the fac that the nvo other candidates from Great Barriugtoii, men, were unable to pass. Miss Kilbonrne is a native and resi dent of Great Barrington and has been in .the law office of Herbert G. Joyner for about four years, although she haj been reading Biackstone only about two She is an expert stenographer and type •writer. She is well read in law, has i winning personality and is likely to score a success in her chosen profession. She will remain for the present in Mr Joyners office.—Boston Letter. Women Who Drews Simply. It is interesting to note that, almos without exception, the sensible million aire woman dresses with great simplic ity. It is said tbat Miss Helen Gonld •whom all the world knows could in dulge In Worth costumes at thousand of dollars, has this season disappointec the great Parisian dressmakers because she does not believe in very'rich am elaborate attire for young unmarried •women and always has her gowns mad •with great rimplicitT. Miss Pullman is another young woman who believe* in the old fashioned simplicity of our grandmothers. ., REMOVED Into the Block on Pearl street, formerly occupied by Harry Tucker where you are invited to tall and see a fine line of Winter Woolens For Suitings and Over- coatings that cannot be beat. W n fraiV Merchant .U.Llalg, Tailor. Pearl St.Nextto Dr. Bell's Office. Th« Boar'* Hod. Aside from its religious observance and signification Christmas has always >een a time of feasting and. jollification. This temperament has descended to us- torn the days of the old Germanic an* Scandinavian nations, when the tim* •was set aside for rejoicing and pleasure Drior to the Christian era, but even M !ate as the seventeenth century in Eng- and and throraghont continental Europe the delights ot the table were paramount. With our forefathers a soused war's head was borne to the principal table :in the hall with great state and Bolemaity as the first dish on Christmas day. In the book of "Christmasse Carolles,"-printed by Wyakyn de Word* in 1521, are the words sung at this auspicious moment: The bore's head in handc bring I With gariandes gay and rosemary. I pray you all syngo merrely— Qui estis in convivio. The bore's head I understands . Is the chcfe servyeB in this lands, Loke wherever it be fando. Servile cum cantjco. Chaucer alludes to this custom in the- following passage of the "FrankleU'R Tale:" James sitteth by the fire with doable beri, And he driaketh of bis bugle kora« the •win*. Before him atandeth th» braun* «f th» talk**. swine, .__ ' NO FAITH CURE About Stuart'gflDjspeysU Tablet*. "" ~" * They Cure Stomach TtoubleanW !•--..digestion Anywiy,. Whether TOM Ha?e Faith in The* or Mot. All physicians agree tbat the element of faith has a great deal to do in Che cure of disease. Firm belief and conldence ID * family physician or the same confidence and faith in a patent medicine,. have produced remarkable cares ID all ages. This is especially true In nervou* troubles and no field offers so prolifr a harvest for the quack and charlatan, as the diseases arising from a weak or run-down nervous system. Nevertheless, the most common of all diseases, indigestion and stomach troubles, which in turn cause nervous diseases, heart trouble, consumption and loss of flesh, requires something besides faith cure. Mere faith will not digest you food for you, will not give you so appetite, will not increase your flesh and strengthen your nerves and heart but Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablet! will do these things, because they arr composed of the elements of digestion, they contain the juices, acids and peptones necessary to the digestion and assimilation of all wholesome food. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will digest food if placed in % jar or bottle In water heated to 98 degrees, and they will do It much more effectively when taken into the stomash after meals, whether you bare faith that they will or not. They In vlgorace the stomach, make pure blood and strong nerves, In the only way tbat nature can do it, and tbat IB, from plenty of wholesome food well digested. It is not what we eat, but what we digest that do«a•';us good. . --.v- . Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablet* art aoM by druggists at 50 cent* for fun shtasV package..;,, , . .. ..,,....:.,/ > Little book on cans* aid ran of stomach trouble mailed fret by addressing Staart Co., Mannall,

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