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HAROS TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 1867. •mm. r. K>trTHAiw. JOHM -w. BARNM. , Jjovtbkbi A Barnen. BDITOKg AMD VHOPRIITORg. TXRMB OF BtTBSCltlPTION — Dally por week, 10 cents: per month 40 cenM: per year nrlotlr la advance) )4.50 Th» Weekly Pharoa and the Saturday Phurot the rwo formic* the Semi-Weekly ••tldon. il.25 a year, atrlctlr in advance. Kntered at the Logansport, jDd,.po»tofflce HI cl»«* mail matter, as provided by law 9EMOCIUTIC DISTRICTCO.\VESTIO> T* the Democrats of the Eleventh Congressional District: Pursuant to the order of the Dem ocratic state central committee, the delegates to the district" convention •re called to meet In tbe city of Peru on Tnesday, Jauuarj lltti, 1898, at 10 o'c'ock a. m., for the purpose of •electing one member of tbe Demo oratlc state central committee for uld district for the ensuing two years. The basis of representation ID said convention, as fixed by said committee, will be one delegate for •ach 200 votes or fraction of 100 or over cast for tbe head of tbe Bryan electoral ticket. A general Invitation is extended to tbe Democrats of the district to attend this convention. The delegatas to said convention will be selected In each county on or before January 8th, 1898,. by county »r township meetings, according to local custom and upon the call of the chairmen of the several counties. S. E. COOK, Chairman Congressional Com. Huntlnglon, Ind., Dec.18,1897; MORE delightful winter weather eould not be desired. It Is cool enough to exonerate and bright enough to cheer. THE gold reserve runs high, but tbe revenues run low. With the revenues running low, It Is only a question of time until the gold re- •erve will run low. Then look for another bond sale. THE railroads of the country have ione an Immense business since bar- Test. Plenty of grain and other pro- flsions, coupled with an extraordinary foreign demand for our surplus .products, has made the business, A TVAR among the nations now cl»moriog for a slice of Chlcese territory could do this country no harm. It would create an increased demand for our food supplies and result in the enhancement of the value of all kinds of property. CONSUL JACK GOWDY, in a recent interview, sold there Is no place like America. Jack is a good liver, and when he occupied the farm down In Rush county, sweet ham and fresh eggs were always provided for his breakfast. Deprived of ham in Paris, it it any wonder that he longs for America! THE action of Russia In taking practical possession of .Korea, has created great excitement in diplomatic circles. It is a bold move and practically places Russia in a position to defy the world. England has a fleet of war ships in Korean waters. She cannot change conditions except by war, and it is not* likely that Great Britain wants trouble with Russia at this time. RKV. DR. DIXON, a prominent New York divine, is much incensed because the administration has asked for funds to relieve the suffering Cubans. "The proclamation of the administration at Washington asking help for dying Cubans, to be given through Cuban corruptionists, is," he says, "the climax of our contemptible and aervile policy toward Cuba. Truly the reign of the huckster Is with us. Have we a tin peddler for president or a man, a huckster or a soldier? Why beg alms for dying Cubans and •end our navy to help Spain kill them?" NICOLA TESLA, the greatest inventive genius of the age, declares that be will soon be able to harness tbe sun's rays, and provide light and heat at a nominal cost. He predicts that before two years all the large cities of the country will be providing light and beat from this source and that eventually the burdens of life will be greatly lessened by utilising one of the greatest forces of nature in con- ntcMon with other forces that have been subjected to man's will. Tesla's recent discoveries are fraught with possibilities that will astonish tbe world. He expects to patent his invention but declares thnt it will be u»ed for the good of mankind. THB Indianapolis Journal, the friendship of which for deserving pensioners can not be questioned, urges that there should be Immediate reforms In oar peoaloa laws it the nation Itever to get through with the war debt! It note* the fact that a woman who wai onoe the wife of a regular army officer who died years afo without • pension baa married twice sloce tbe death of her first hus- baud, but as tbe wife of the third U drawing a pension which has already yielded her over $3.000, "Cases like this," it says, "afford the opponents of a liberal system of pensions ready weapons for attack." THE Republicans are aolding a conTerence at Indianapolis today. It will be attended by a large number of government office holders, wbo will discuss civil service /efo.-m, curren-y reform and the revenue deficit. The Republicans are Ic rather a sad dilemma. In the first place, under tbe extension of tbe civil service, places can not be found for a great army of the faithful. In the next place they are afraid to endorse Backer Gage's currency reform scheme. And Dben the growing de ficlt under the Dlogley tariff la* rises up like a growing monster and confronts them ID whatever direction they turn. There is a world of trouble ahead for tbe g. o. p. Ihe trusts and the corporations are prodding along the old elephant In whatever direction they require It to aiove. The government hai never been under complete domination of corporate influences as now. The corporations are demanding control of the supreme court, of the Inter-state commerce commission and of the money supply. The McKinley administration manifests a cheerful willingness to acquiesce lo their demands, As an. excuse for conceding everything to the corporations, McKlcley holt's that he must make good the campaign promises of Mark Hanna, Tills* Is tbe reason McKenna has been named for supreme judge. This is why Paxson is to be made a member of the inter-state commerce commission. This is why Banker Gage was mude secretary of the treasury. The people have benn betrayed by those who climbed into power under the cloak of "sound money" and "national honor." Western College Base Ball. Chicago, Dee. 28.—Five western universities organized into the Western Intercollegiate Base Ball League in this City yesterday. The following clubs will compose the league: University of Michigan, University of Chicago, University of lilinoiV. University of Wisconsin and Northwestern university. Manager Keith, of Michigan, was elected president, and L,. E. Fischer, of Illinois, secretary. Deatli of Hon. tiro. Wendell. Springfield, Ills.. Dec. 2S.—Hon. George Wendell, a Democratic member of the house 01 the Thirty-ninth genfral assembly and a large land owner, died Sunday fit his hnmi- near New Holland, Dj^nn comity. &'jf-il ">- rears. r.cvi 1*. .Mortem Accepts a I'rcMiU-nry. New ^ firk. TH-O. i's.—Former Vin- President 1-evi I 1 - Mot-tun has ;;rrepieu the presidency of the newly - formed ?ifth Avenue Trust company. Well-Known Sporting Mini I)i-ail. Cleveland, Dec. iS.—John Donaldson. a well-known sporting nirtn. Sullivan's trainer j;nd Coibett's second, died here ast nlscht. «Tjii:k Kabbits for .Oeiivt-r Poor, Denver Dec. 27.—Parson Tlioma= Uzzell distributed ".000 jack rabbits amen? the poor people who applied for ihem Christmas. These rabbits were shot in the annual h.unt at Lamar._ Phonograph l-'uctory for >Ius];« m :ron, Muskegon. Jl-ch., Dec. 27.—It is reported that Chicago parties will soon establish a phonograph factory in thi. 1 - clty. capitalized at $100.000. ABBREVIATED" TELEGRAMS. ji'xzNimmoris' second installment of profits from the veriseope pictures was $10.000. Twelve thousand of Cnicago's poor were fed Christmas by the Volunteers of America. At Mount Morris, Mich., a son of Daniel Callahan was chukea to death by a. peanu;. ^lore th'an liiO.OW) Christmas n j e>:-> were shipped from the northern Wisconsin pine woods this year. There is talk of extending the scope of the new steel wive trust so as to include the steel billet mills of the country. It is claimed that between S7r.,000 and $100,000 worth ot buildings are under course of construction in Petoskey, Mich., at the present time. Six thousand families in the Nineteenth ward, Chicago, feasted on turkey or chicken Christmas Day at the expense of Alderman John powers. Warden Fuller, of the .Michigan house of correction at Ionia, has procured a couple of man-hunting hounds to use in trailing escaped^convictS; "Auntie" June Jioore, ror thirty years the only colored member of the Plymouth church, and a friend and beneficiary of Henry Ward Beecher, died Christmas Day in Brooklyn. A young man named Bennett, living near Williams' Bay. Wls., has confessed to placing a, steel rail on the railway track near Braidwood. Ills..which carne near wrecking a passenger train. X. W. Phillip?, of Saginaw. Mich., a fruit tree agent, writes to Governor Pingree that the black gnat pe« among plum and cherry trees is spreading rapidly throughout the state- Herman Rudolph, s. former resident of Janesville. TVis., who has just returned after eight years' residence in the Klondike region, brought back over toO.OOO—made in the sawmill business. C. M. Buffington has asked to be released from the receivership of the Commercial bank at Eau Claire. "Wis., as its affairs are about straightened out. A final dividend will soon be declared. Captain William C. Oldreive has' planned to walk across the Atlantic ocean with his sea-goingr shoes. start- Ing from Boston July 4. Captain Willlam A. Andrews will accompany ilm In a new fourteen-foot sailboat. A rather cnrions legal decision ha* been rendered at Kingston, X. Y. It is to the effect that a subscription to a church debt cannot be collected by law ou the gronnd that tbe subscriber, if not a member of the church, gets no consideration therefor. Surrogate Betts rules that an outsider, a nonchurch member, may be temporarily worked oa in his feelings by fervent, appeals to subscribe to help pay off a congregation's debt -when in his cool headed, saner moments he would not at all do such a thing. It may be simply the "contagious spirit" of the occasion that prompts him to make the tender. Under these circumstances tbe surrogate decides thut when in th'3 cool after mo- aients he takes no step to make good his word he caimos be legally compelled to do so. There are 50,000 Indians, counting half breeds and all, iu Indian Territory. Fully 200,000 white people have settled there in spite of the best efforts of the United States government to keep them cut. Tho Indians gave them permission to live there, the red men buying been hitherto allowed jurisdiction over their own territory. I: must be said that many of theso whites are no better than they ought to be and set anything bat a. good Sunday school example to tbe Indians. Confusion reigus in regard to government, social order and property ownership. The time has arrived when tbe country ought to be regularly organized into a territory of the United States, with a government under control of the national authority. The Indians will ha--'e to become civilized men. No othcjr future ii possible to them. The scientific way of managing government revenues consists in a system which is able to adjust supplies to expenditures, making them meet evenly from year to year, with just enough surplus for sudden emergencies. Perhaps the American congress will after awhile be equal to framing a system elastic enough to meet this requirement. To devise such a scheme, adjustable to public needs, should be the study of congressional committees of ways and means. _ __ Divorce lawTare Tearffil ana wonffet ful combinations in most of the United States. For instance, if a married couple detest the sight of each other and both are dying for a divorce so as to get apart forever, the law says they shan't have it. This is collusion, says the law, and hostile to the social order. But if only one of the couple wants a divorce while the other is bitterly opposed to it, and moves heaven and earth to prevent; it, then the law says, Oh, yes, hero is divorce for you_! Take it and go. The sultaii has a crack army of 100,000, but the Turkish minister at one of the courts of Europe has done without his salary till he has not money enough left to purchase even stale bread, while another says he cannot buy so much as a pair of gloves to wear when he goes to dinner among the swells. Thus Abdul Hamid takes it out of his diplomats to fix up his soldiers. Early in the year 1S9S a national conference will meet in New York city to talk over the legislation necessary to reform tbe primarj- election. In the opinion of some people wbo have given the question consideration the best way to reform the primary is to abolish, it. Berlin has now a cycle cab. The passenger sits in front in a seat over two wheels. The thing has three wheels, one in the rear. Above the rear wheel a man with muscular legs sits and works thejpedals. The nations of Europe have learned at length that the United States is a power to be courted, not antagonized. ONE IS ETERY FODR. One Person in Eyery Four Suffers Prom Piles. About one person in erery four suffers from some form of rectal disease. The most common and annoying Is itcnine; piles, indicated by warmth, slight moisture, and intense, uncontrollable itching in the parts affected. The usual treatment has been some simple ointment or salve which sometimes gives temporary relief, but nothing llfce a permanent cure can be expected from such superficial treatment. The onl? permanent cure for itching piles yet discovered Is the Pyramid Pile Care, not only for itching piles, but for every other form of piles—blind, bleeding or protruding. The first application gives instant relief and the continued use for a short time causes a permanent removal of the tumors or the small parasites which cause the intense itch- Ing and discomfort of itching piles. Many physicians for a long time supposed that the remarkable relief afforded by the Pyramid Pile Gnre was becax.se it was supposed to contain cocaine, opium or similar dreg?, but such is not the case. A recent cnrefo.1 analysis of the remedj showed it to be absolutely free from any cocaine, opium, or in fact anr poisonous, injurious drugs whatever. Sold by druggists at 50 cents per package Send to Pyramid Co., MarshtJI, Mich., for free book on cause »nd cure of piles. J CHANDLER TO M'KINLEY Warns the President He Must Act For the People. HE. GAGE MUST BE GALLED DOW. The Senator Predicts a Catastrophe if the Secretary of the Treasury FreitMs Hi« Currency Bill—Suicide For the Republican Party. Senator Chandler of New Hampshire has written a letter to ;t Washington paper, in which he says: "If the secretary of the treasury and his single gold standard associates will cease their demand for impossible currency legislation, congress will pass the necessary appropriation bills, probably take care of Hawaii and Cuba, there will not be a serious party division daring the session, and there will be an adjournment in May. Business will revive, the treasury receipts will equal the expenditures, the balance of trade will continue in our favor and the Republican party will in November, 1S9S, elect a majority of the house in the Fifty- fifth congress. "On the otber hand, if Secretary Gage continues to press upon congress a bill the object of which he says is ''first to commit the country more thoroughly to the gold standard,' and the immediate effect of which is to throw doubts upon the sincerity of the president's declaration in favor of continued efforts to- secure bimetallism, a political turmoil will arise in congress which will split the now united Republicans into fragments, while it will unite and consolidate the now incongruous opposition, "It is not feasible to retire the greenbacks. There is more probability that a bill will be sent to the president to increase their amount. "It is not possible to secure the passage through either bouse of a billmak- iiis' the greenbacks into gold notes or authorizing bonds payable in gold. The effort to do either thing will probably result iu the passage of a bill for the redcreprion of the greenbacks in silver dollars, and for the payment of all United States bonds iu gold or silver coin in the discretion of the president, who will be commnuded to exercise his option for the advantage of the government and riot, for the advantage of the creditor. "With such an uproar in congress as these proceedings will create, with western congre«iut!u embroiled therein, with presidential vetoes, as threatened by Secretary Gage under angry discussion, it will happen that all business enterprise.-' and funds and stocks will be disturbed, prices will fall, insolvencies will increase, and the .Republicans will lose the congressional elections in 189S as disastrously as they did in 1890, and beyond the; hope of a favorable reaction iu 1900, at which time therefore a Bryan Democratic president and congress will be chosen. "Whether we are to have one of these results—political safety—or the other— political destruction—depends entirely upon the course to be pursued by Secretary Gage and those who ave pressing hi;.n forward—namely, the Gold Standard league of New York and the self constituted national monetary conference. '' How much Secretary Gage cares for the .Republican party is not known. Whether President McKinley, whose good faith toward bimetallism is coming to the tost, will stop his secretary iu his insane career is not known. It is to be hoped he will. But no political situation has been clearer tbau the present to sound eyes since the Republican party began its marvelous career 42 years ago. There are times for all things. There is a time to move and a time to keep still, and now is the time to so keep. "It is simply political suicide for the Republican party in this congress to affirmatively open the discussion of the money question and to bring on yea and nay votes upon currency legislation. We ought to await the progress of international bimetallism, the advent of business prosperity and the filling of the treasury by the normal workings soon to be seen of the new tariff law. Shall we wait for these things or rush on to self destruction? "President McKinley must decide. Will he act for his people or for his plutocrats? Upon his answer will depend the events of 1S9S." MEN AND WOMEN SEE OUR FELT SLIPPERS. Walker & Raucli 42O BROADWAY. is tlie 'Time to Buy Great Reductions in Prices of all Our Holiday and Millinery Goods. Spry's, Broadway and Pearl Streets The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide yourself with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terms are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R B WHITSRTT HARPER'S MAGAZINE will enter the coming year prepared to pive to the reading public that which hns made it famous for the past quarter of a century—contributions from '.he pens of the great literary men and women of the wcirfd illustrated by leading artists. A brief fjlano: over its prospectus announces sucJi reading J3 OUR PACIFIC PROSPECT PROJECTS FOR » XHMRAGUAS CASAL THE COXXEIimL IKTOHTAXCE OF AX ISTHIIUX USAL By Hon. DA VID TORPIE . "„ H'ORTHfKaTO.V C. fOIID EASTERN SWEIUA A.VD THE l>ACtFIC THE DEVKLODIKST Of Ol'B PACIFIC DOM.U.N JSy STEPUS* BOXSAL Br CHARLIS f. LUXlflS RODEN'S CORNER-THE NOVEL OF THE YEAR Striking novelties in shoit fiction will OB THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE EUROPE. POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ART AND THE DRAMA ARMIES AND NAVIES STUDiES IN AMERICAN SOCIETY AMERICAN CHARACTER SKETCHES Postage free to all subscribers in thf United Slates, Cftnatf,!, and Affxieo. Sub. $4 a jear. Address HARPER & BROTHERS. Pub's, N, Y. City. Send (or free proipedHt bv HEMRY SKTON MEKRIMAN,author of "The Sowers." Striking novelties in shoit fiction w be contributed by such authors as W. D. Howells, Richard Harding Davis, Brander Manhe» Frederic Remington, Ruth McEnery Stuar:, and others. There will be a series of articles VALUE OF SINGING. THE ISSUE SQUARELY MET. Democrats In Congress to Oppose the Extension of Bank Privileges. The Dem ocratic ID embers of the house of representatives have done wisely in voting to oppose the Republican scheme to hand over the "government business' ' of supplying the national banks exclusively with paper money, says the New York Kews. Tbe resolution of tbe caccns. which was adopted unanimously, is concise and to the point. They "ought to resist all efforts, direct and indirect, to retire the greenbacks and treasury notes," and they should oppose also the extension of the privileges of the banks and the red net ion of the small tax that they now pay. This plan of the Repnblican party to hand over to a small class the entire control of the currency of the nation is one fraught with so much danger to the people that its mere advancement is a matter of surprise. The country has been threatened with this issue for some time, and the Democratic parry, now that it is made, must fight against the banks and the plutocracy generally. There is no doubt at all as to the ultimate outcome, but care most be taken to keep the Republicans from §eccring any adTantage through their temporary and accidental control of the government. All obstructive tactics will be justified in boijb the house and senate until the p«g|| have had the chance to make ^uE* on tile nbject known A£ Estimated From a Hygienic Point of View. Wheu one considers how many then- Bands of youup: iiiuu and women ure studying the art (if siiiKiaj; uud how very few of them over learn it well enough to earn their Jiving by it or to give anybody much pleasure, one fei-is inclined to look on rhc vast amount «f time spent on vocal exercise* as so many hours wasted. But there is another poiu: of viev which is not often i-nongh aui- phasizcd, accordion to The Erode, which calls attention to iia article by Dr Earth, who discusses tbe utility of singing from a hygienic point i:f view. Following are some of his remark.-?: Every bodily org;i;i i.s Ktreagthonrrl b^ exercise, fingers excrci: ; i' their hnigs .more than other people: therefore, he says, we find that sin^ir.s have tbe strongest and soundest lungs. Tbe average German takes into his lungs 3,200 cubic centimeters of air at a breath, while professional singers take in 4,000 to 5.000. The tenor Guuz was able to fill his lungs ;it one gasp with air enough to suffice for the singing of the whole of Schumann's song "The Rose, the Lily," and one of the old Italian soprauists was able to trill op and down the chromatic scale two octaves in one breath. A singer not only supplies his lungs with more vitalizing oxygen than other persons do, but be subjects the mtiscles of bis breathing apparatus for several hours a day to a course of most beneficial gymnastics. Almost all the muscles of the neck and chest are directly or indirectly involved in these gymnastics. The habit of deep breathing cultivated by singers enlarges the chest capacity and gives to singers that erect and imposing attitude which is so desirable and so much admired. The ribs, too, are rendered more elastic, and singers do not in old age suffer from the breathing difficulties to which others are so much subject. By exercising so many muscles singing furthermore improves the appetite, most vocalists being noted for their inclination to good meals. The nose of a sieger is kept in a healthy condition by beius imperatively and constantly needed for breathing purposes, the injurious mouth breathing so much indulged in by others being impossible in this case. That the ear. too, is cultivated need not be added. In short, there is hardly any kind of gymnastics that exercises and benefits sc -uany organs as singing does. Treatment For Chandelier*. Old brass chandeliers can be given the appearance of wrought iron by giving *aem several successive thin coats of black paint thinned with japan drier ^nd spirits of turpentine, 1 part of the 4ainer to 2 parts of the lattc£ NO PAINI-KO DANGER! Teeth extracted without pain or after effects, such as sore mouth, sore gums, etc. Absolutely safe and, paioles. The BJOBt natural-looking artificial Teeth on new method PLATES, guaranteed to fit. 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