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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAK. TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 28. 1897 NO 50. "MEET ME UNDER THE SKY LIGHT." Tempting After Christmas Reductions. This, the week of big sacrifices on our part, all over stock, marked regardless of cost, or:ly live more days before inventory, hundreds of thirfty buyers profit yearly by these After Christmas Eeduc- tioiiE,tomorrow will be a big money-saving day for clever shoppers SOILED BANDKERCHIEFS=MARVELS. All the Handkerchiefs we had in the windows, on the booths and trims, or those ihat are more or less soiled by picking over, divided into three immense lots tomorrow, to be sold utterly regardless ot cost; absolutely perfect goods; all they need i& the wash tub. Including Ladies' Embroidered Handkerchiefs, Men's plain white berastitched,fancy bordered cotton initialed.Boy's and Girl's Haadkerchiefs for 5c Choice of goods worth to 2Sc cents for We BIG VALUES IN FANCY GOODS, In the rear Annex, left •Tertroin the tremendous Christmas selling, oSered at prices that would scarcely -over the f.ost of the material in them. Everything moved to the Annex, west aisle. Choice of all tancy goods at about One-half Christmas prices. THE C\ ft A V A NWPY ^2 ers y° u c Q ° ice of all fine cloth Hie vLUAll AnilCA 1 " garment* and furs at 25 per cemt *ff from regular price. Buy now while the assortment is complete. AGENTS FOR BUTTERICK PATTERNS. Use Logan Mill- Ing Co.'s Flours AUTOMATIC AND These Flours arc the rest and of. Highest Gradet on thCijMarket rjTVETHEM 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 H G. 'Tucker, Tailor, 4th and Broadway. Before selecting Christmas Present Or Furniture to adorn Your Home we Desire to call attteniion to our band- some and complete line of the very Latest Designs and Novelties in Furniture and Upholstered floods consisting of Roman Chairs, Tabbor- etts, Divans, rockers, couches etc. at Low Prices. Cummings & Morgan, Cor 3d & Broadway. City Building. iJL during senuuoi [SoS will present to its readers 3 faithful pictorial rcpre- >n of the world's niost interesting and important news. S. K. nvcfcctt THE NEWS THAT BECOMES HISTORY National and Inter- The WKEKI.Y will continue to panicipaie national Politics '" !lw S rra: political events oi our country. It will treat of the social and economic questions, and o! the development of the niidiiie ue;t. Its speoia! corre- sjvtnd^nt in :h;- Klondike r>'i^onwill trace the story o; the great gold discoveries. Social and Economic Questions Industrial Enterprise Art and Literature LONG SERIALS AND SHORT STORIES Two Ion; semlswil! appear duri.-r the -1 , ( ™^ r year, contributed by ?.uihor> o! inter- ' Tllr .VsCK i.iTtn IIFRIITS national tame, and will be illustrated. , £ , fs.t.fK K. ST Cupu Whitney . a Hmlh Owen Witter x , These and a score of equally prominent Howard P)Ie ^tvriier* \vill contribute short stories to the John Kendrick Bangs (WKKKLY in iSoS. making the paper esps- Mary E. Wilklns S daily rich in fiction. Othert'eaturesarethe DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES THIS BUSY WORLD FOREIGN NOTES £r S. S. XARTIX S r fOUlTXST S1SELOJI LETTERS FROM LONDON AMATEUR SPORT jj JXXOLD wmrs x f cAsr-is irsnyrr A SPORTING PILGRIMAGE AROUND THE WORLD In the interest of the WKKKLY.Cajipar Whitney is on his way around the world. He will vi:ut Siani in search of bis game, making his principal hunt from Bacgkok. Hewill visit India and then proce«d to Europe to prepare articles on the sports of Germany md Fraoce- lOc . a ctfj (and far fret frcsfKtia). Stascrifiian $i.m a rear. Putefefrte wr tht United Stales, Caxada, and jftjcifa. AMnu HAKPKK * BBOTHEBS, Pmillidwn, Xew Tort Otj F. R. ssodso* Henry Jama Most Profound Distress Prevails on That Unhappy and Belligerent Island. NO QUESTION ABOUT THE TAOT. Appeal fitmi Washington for American* to Open Their Ilf:trt.-H jiiul Fitrses and Promptly Send 1'ood, Medicines and Clothing tu the Destitute Keconcentrados —Send to Consul Oriun-al Lee—Xew Pension Office Uul« i Announced. Washington. Dec. 2S.—The most profound distress prevails among many thousands of people in Cuba. Starvation not only impend?, but is an actual fact. The president has been in- roitr.e-d of the facts from sources whose credibility cannot be doubted. He has Bone to the length of his constitutional power in calling the state of affairs to the attention of the American people. The etate department has used all of its authority to mitigate the conditions there, and the letter to the public sent out by Secretary Sherman the day before Christmas pointed put the way to further alleviate the miserable condition of the reconcentrados. Yesterday the sum of So^OOO was received by Assistant Secretary Day from certain charitably disposed persons whose names are not disclosed, and this sum will be remitted by telegraph today to Consul General Lee for disbursement among the more pressing cases. It is hoped by the department of state that the American people will come to the relief, and that promptly, by subscriptions of money, clothing and supplies of various kinds. Newspapers Called on to Help. The newspapers are expected to lend a generous aid in carrying forward this movement. The machinery for distribution has been provided by the state department, and Consul General Lee has undertaken, with the aid of the American consular officers in Cuba, to give personal attention to the alleviation of distress by the distribution of the gifts of the American people. One line of steamers plying between New York and Havana—the Ward line—it is said, has undertaken to forward any rontributions of goods to General Lee at Havana, and it is believed that the American railroads will do their part by carrying the goods to the sea-board. The- Spanish authorities have consented to remit all duties on relief supplies so forwarded. How to Send Your Mites. The state department directs that they be sent direct to Consul General Lee. either money bydraft orcheck, or goods. Consul General Lee last night cabled the state department just what is wanting at this juncture and his list is as follows: Summer clothing, second-hand or otherwise, principally for women and children: medicines for fevers, including a large proportion of quinine: hard bread, corn meal, bacon, rice, lard, potatoes, beans, peas, salt fish (principally codfish). a.ny canned goods, especially condensed milk for the starving children. Money will also be useful' to secure nurses, medicines ond fur many other necessary purposes. NK\V OKUEi; AS TO PENSIONS. Cases Om-r Examined Must We Allowed to Rest, for a Year. Washington, Dec. 28.—A new orderthe enforcement or -which, it is believed, will expedite the disposition of pension claims now pending, has been issued by Commissioner "Evans, of the pension office. It is as follows: "Hereafte.r claims for increase of pension will not be considered within twelve months from the last action—allowance or rejection." "The necessity for the new order." said an official of the pension bureau, "grows largely out of the calls made on the office for a statement of the status 'of such cases by members of congress." This delays work on the pending cases very greatly, which is the reason for the new order. The office does not think that any injustice or hardship will result to claimants by refusing for a period of twelve months to reconsider their cases after hey have once been acted on. If a pension is allowed, a new disability of such a character as to bring about serious results is not likely to develop within that period, while if the claim is rejected because of lack of disability the claimant in all probability will not become so disabled within the twelve months as to make a postponement of the case a hardship. The order is absolutely necessary for the prompt prosecution of thowork of the bureau.and its cniorjement will aid materially in brin^rins: this about. ("iv.rmissJpntT Evans, of the pension bureau, ha? in preparation a circular to be addressed to members of congress asking them to desist making special calls concerning ihe status, etc., of r\is=t>s. in order that the business of the nfSce may not be delayed unduly by the time required in answering them. Nothing in That Sttiry, Either. Washington. Dec. -S.—Xotr.ing is known in official circles here of any overtures rf.ade by our government for i he purchase of a portion of northwestern Greenland for use as a. coaling and nava! station, and it can be set flo\vn as an unfounded statement. Naval authorities say they have absolutely no use for a coaling station in that part of the globe. Dividend* Declared. Washington. Dec. 2S.—The comptroller of the currency has declared dividends in favor of the creditors of in- lolvent national banks as follows: Ten per cent, the German Xational bank of Louisville. Ky.; 10 per cent, the WIcnIt* National bank of Wichita, Kan. J. Roy Hammett. a student at T*orta- western university. Evanston, His., introduced his wife to Ms parents at Tuscola, r TUs., as a Christmas dinner .»urprige COULD NOT BEG. 3UT COULD STEAL. And HerTlu-ft Brought Happiness to Oer Hom<- on fhristmits. Milwaukee. Dec. ^'S.—Little Jake Cl«- tieirner cried bitterly Christmas Eve tor one of those large musical tops. Hisj another, who is extremely poor, did not ^ave money enough to buy a loaf of fcread. but the cries of the little fellow so touched her that she oromised to get him the too. She went out and lirif-d to beg. but could not bring her- aelf to it. Finally, while in a large department store, she could resist the temptation no longer and stole one of tine big tops. Instantly she was ar- rtsted by a detective and taken to the station. | She told the officers that she earned h'er living by washing, and that she stole the toy because she could not resist the appeals of her boy. Lieutenant jJliller let her go, saying that thieves were not made of her material. He sent an officer to the woman's home. When the merchants knew all the circumstances they sent a large bundle of toys and basket of srroceries and f, eat to relieve the waj^'.s ot" the family, and the Associated Cuarities provided fuel and a month's rent. ^ MUST TH£ VATICAN PAY TAXES? Se«ins That It Must. According to the Views of Italian Courts. Rome, Dec, 2S.—According to La fribuna di Roma, great excitement prevails among Vatican officials. The tax collector of the city of Rome has called upon them to pay the income tax. As those in the employ of Leo XIII consider themselves the ministers of a reigning sovereign they naturally refuse to pay up. The question was first raised in 1S94. when the cardinals living in Rome claimed to be exemnt from the city taxes, as they were all heirs to the pontiff, and hence members of a royal family. But they lost their case because, according to canon law, the right of succession to St. Peter's chair is not limited to' the sacred college: even a layman may become pope. In January, 1S85, Conte Chechini, ex-officer of the noble guard of the pope, instituted a suit agfunst the Italian government because the income tax had been applied to his pension from the Vatican. The suit was lost on appeal. EVERYBODY KNEW HE WOULD. ornoe G. Hurt's Appointiimnt at the Head of the Union Pacliii:. Omaha, Neb. ,Dec. 2S.—When the Union Pacific headquarters force heard the news of the appointment of Horace G. Burt to be president of the new company there was a general expression of satisfaction and "I told you so," from all. General Manager Dickinson says: "I consider it a most excellent appointment, and have all along looked for it. Mr. Burt is an accomplished railroad man." Other heads of departments ex- pi«*sed similar sentiments. At lie offices of other lines there were none but good words for the new president. At ilie Elkhorn office, where Burt was once general manager, there was: great elation. The Northwestern people are also well pleased. In Union Pacific circles thre is much uneasiness concerning the changes the new president will make in the operating force of the road. While no notice of any alterations has been given there is a general impression that some sweeping changes will be made. ^^_^_ -Took with" a Spasm of Virtue. Calumet. Mich., Dec. 2S.—The Calumet police have decided that gambling in saloons must stop. They have thrown out all the nickel-in-the-slot machines, and now one saloonkeeper has been "pulled" by the officers for allowing the people to play cards for money in his saloon. Ho was brought before a local justice and pleaded guilty to the charge, paying a small fine rather than undergo the publicity of a jury trial. The police have warned all saloonkeepers that playing cards for money will be looked upon as gambling. Luetgert Celebrates Hid Birthday. Chicago, Dec. 28.—Yesterday was Luetgert's 52nd birthday anniversary, and while his trial was in session before Judge Gary he wore a rose in bis buttonhole to celebrate the event. He was in a good humor, and frequently laughed as Mrs. Agatha Tosch told of alleged damaging statements he made to her. She was on the stand nearly all day and was followed by C. Clark and Swan Melson, the clerks through whom Luetgert purchased the potash and arsenic. Novelty in Same Warderm. Detroit, Dec. 2S.—A Mrs. Neal reigns as quec-n of Grand Traverse county of this state. She is a game, warden. She wears pantaloons just like'those of men and can handle the rifle like a veteran marksman. Mrs. Neal jogs over the country or.ce a week on horseback. When she rides through a town she always sits in the femininesryle.butwhen she reaches uninhabited territory, it is said, she assumes the clothespin style of navigation. Mother and Daughters Asphyxiated. Chicago, Dec. 2S.—Mrs. Mary Ajider- STt ami her two daughters. Edith and Myrtle, aged S and 5 respectively, were asphyxiated by illuminating gas in their home in this city yesterday. The husband on reluming from work at night found the dcor locked. On forcing it open he found his wife and children dead in bed. Gas was pouring from all the jets in the cook stove. It is snp- pcsed that Mrs. Anderson was temporarily insane. Iowa Official* Buy Bloodhounds, Clarinda. la.. Dec. 2S.—Page county has purchased two trained bloodhounds. The sheriff will keep them at the jail to track criminals. The late "White raid has stirred the sentiment that outlawry is getting too prevalent. "KM" McCoy Challenges Fitolmmonfc Xew York. Dec. 28.—"Kid" McCoy, the conqueror of Creedon, issued a challenge to Fitzsimmons yesterday lor a finish fight for the middleweight championship of thi> world. Coal Miners and Operators Hope to Settle Their Dispute in the Windy City. fiAT.T. OUT TOR A JOINT COUtfCIL. ; Interstate Scale One of the Subject* That Will B« Considered with the Kale lor Next Year—Situation in the F:U1 Kiver Difficulty—New York Strike Called Otf and On-Annour Tire* Out a Boycott- Other Labor >"otes. Columbus, O., Dec. 2S.—The executive committees of the miners' union and the coal operators' organization met here yesterday to consider a temporary wage scale for the mines after Jan, 1. when the present agreement ends until the convention of miners and operators can agree on a new scale for 1S9S.. "West Virginia is not represented. The Indiana bituminous operators are represented by J. Smith Talley and R. S. Tennant, of Terre Haute, Ind., and Frank Sefrit.of Chicago, and the Indiana miners by President Knight and Secretary Kennedy, of their state organization. It is now fully understood by the Indiana | and Illinois operators and miners that the interests of the two states are to be represented as one. \Till Ask a lO-Cent Advance. It was decided to hold a joint conference in Chicago Jan. 17, following the national miners' convention in this city. While neither the operators nor the miners will say positively that an interstate wage agreement will be made at that time they are all hopeful that the mooting will result in an amicable adjustment of the wage scale for the ensuing year.. In the meantime the present conditions will remain undisturbed. The miners will decide at their national convention upon the demands to be made at the joint conference. An ad- vane of probably not less than 10 cents per ton. in the price of mining will be asked. Cull for the Joint Conference. The following call was issued last night "To the operators and miners of western Pennsylvania. West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois": "Gentlemen—At a meeting of operators' and miners' representatives held at Columbus. O., on this 27th day of December, lSi)7, it was unanimously agreed that a joint meeting of miners and operators of this competitive coal field be held in the Y. M. C. A. building ai Chicago, Ills., at 10 o'clock, a, m. on Monday, Jan. 17, for the purpose Of establishing mutual relations and formulating an annual scaie of prices to be paid for mining in the various fields in the states aforesaid for the ensuing scale year; and such adjustment 01 differentials as may be agreed on, and if possible the permanent establishment of an interstate agreement on the mining question; and the consideration of such other matters as may properly come before such meeting." This is signed by the representatives of the operators and miners who took part in the meeting. COXTOX MILL OWJTEBS ARE FIRM. Rcyml awkM the food pu*. POWDER AMolutely MIT* •OVAL 1AKINS WWOCII CO., «W VOM. ARHOI7R COMES OUT AHEAD. Bent* the Boyo»tt«r» Who Declare Their Will Concede Jfo Modification of Their Xo- tice of the Induction. Fall River, Mass., Dec. 28.—The latest proposition of the operatives arid the answer of the manufacturers have again left matters In "ffis city in rather an uncertain condition, although by many the outcome anticipated is an acceptance by the operatives, at least for the present, of the reduction. The proposition is understood to be a compromise between two factions in the conference committee, one favoring an immediate strike and the other postponement of all action until March. It differs from what the manufacturers, when they nrst heard of it, expected, and is a request that the, reduction be halved, that is 5V4 per cent, instead ot 11.19, until March 1, when another conference is suggested to consider the questions prevailing' at that time. The answer of the manufacturers, decided uponbythecommitteeatameet- ing yesterday afternoon, is a rejection of the proposition, so that there is nothing for the operatives to do but accept or oppose the reduction. In view of this condition of affairs it is now improbable that the conference committee will make any recommendation to the textile unions, but will allow them to act for themselves. The conference committee will meet, again to- nightTand on Thursday night general meetings of the weavers, spinners and carders will be held for final action. The other unions will meet for the same purpose before the close of the •.veek. SUKREXUKK AND STKIKE AGAIN". Marion. In<3., Dec. 28.— The boycott against Armour & Co. by the union labor of Marion has been declared oft. Sunday a special meeting of the Central Trades and Labor council was held and an unconditional surrender made bjr that body. Thi* means that the boycott which ha? been carried on by union Ubor against the Chicago firm !• recalled and all local retail meat dealers will be allowed to purchase meat* of Armour. The firm will withdraw Its retail stores from the city and prices of meats will be restored to those existing prior to Armour entering the field as a retail merchant. The fight by the laboring me7i was a difficult one and for them to continue it would have made many enemies. It was an utter impossibility for them to keep the majority of people from buying where the cheapest prices reigned. _ Sargent Not » Candidate for Thin. Peoria, Ills.. Dec. 2S.— Grand Master Sargent, of the firemen's brotherhood, who has just returned from Washington, where he antagonized the possible appointment of Judge Paxson to the interstate commerce commission, denies that he is himself a candidate, and fears that such a report may cast a reflection on his motive- in opposing Judge Pax- sun. He says the brotherhoods are pushing no candidate, but are strongly against Paxson. Strike oflt«li:iii Laljorem. Little Falls, 1C. Y., Dec. 2S,— Five hundred Italians employed by Beckwith & Quackenbush on the canal improvements between this city and Mohawk, struck yesterday for an advance in wages from 12 to 15 -cents an hour. TWO MEN TERRIBLY ROASTED. Horrible Fat« Meet* Them in » Brewery Vnt—Another Hun Killed. Chicago, Dec. 2S.—An explosion in a storage vat in the Independent brewery yesterday caused the death of Theodore Wir.kofsky. Louis Imme and Leonard Scholler will also probably die of their injuries. The men were putting a coat of hard enamel on the interior Of the vat, which had a capacity of 1,200 barrels. Winkofskywasholdingan incandennt light near the side of the vat- He accidentally struck it against the iron. The bulb shattered aiid the alcoholic vapom thrown off by the enamel exploded. "Winkofsky was thrown through a manhole and instantly killed. The other two men were thrown down and cou'.d not be rescued until the enamel had all been consumed. FIGHT"TO~THE FINISH NOW. Hou,-esmith» Go to Work, but Wallting ^ Delegates Get Them Out Again. New York, Dec. 2S.—The Housesmiths and Bridgemen's union made a. complete surrender to the firm of J. B. & J. M. Cornell. This is tbeir third recent j defeat, at the hands of the Cornells. ' Because of the alleged employment of non-ucion iron workers on the Syndicate building being erected at Park row and Ann street a strike was ordered ten days ago. There were 360 men out. Later the striking housesmiths and tile and bricklayers, who had resumed work against the wish of the walking delegates, were Induced by the pickets to again quit work pending a final discussion of the matter in dispute. This was accomplished by threats of. suspension from membership in their unions unless they obeyed. Efforts, it Tras K%ted. are being made to bring about a settlement of the difficulty between the Housesmiths and Bridgemen's union and the Cornell firm by means of arbitration. The average condition of wheat to Michigan Dec. 1 was 88 per cent ot condition in *r_fiT«e T*™- '_ ... Striving Brltinh Engineer* Tot* 1OO Up I Aiptluttt Compromise. London, Dec. 28.—The ballot taken by the striking engineers as the outcome of the recent conference between the representatlvs of the employertf and the men, has resulted in a rejection of the proposed compromise by 100 to 1; while the trade union's proposal of flfty-<m« hours weekly, instead of forty-eight, has been rejected by a majority almort as large. The ballot, therefore. Is practically tantamount to a vote of no confidence in the leaders of the men. It im understood that the conference will not ba rosumed. The lockout will now commence, though it is reported that several firms intend to open their shops to men wiJJing to work on the employers' 'arms. Coat* Want* Another Try- Xew York, Dec. 28.—Arthur A. ChMtt, who was defeated last Saturday night In the thirty-mil* race with Jimraie Michael, wints to race the little 'Welshman again. Chase does not complal* about his defeat, but he thinks his making was faulty. Xew Bunk for San Frunclteo. Washington. Dec. 28.—The comptroller of the currency has atlthorinid th« Nevada National bank, of San Fraa- clsco. to begin business. Capita], t>.- 000,000. A VBKAT MOHTB fc^ We mil mutt bare •om»- thjBjrto give forChrittmM Hauk MDibowro* mora, and at tiaa anybody Bay •oma- that; t>m«. D. A. HAUK. Jewekf 4 Offldtm

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