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December 30, 1897

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAR. THUKSDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 30. 1897 NO 52. "MEET ME UNOER THE SKY LIGHT.' THESE FEW DAYS of '97, The counters and cases are full of just sucli things as are needful to you. Just as good as the day they arrived, but they are the odd sorts, that ruake good store keeping bad. Want to make them one of your assets real quick. Better come down today and pick around, and see what you can buy real cheap. » I 25 PER CENT DISCOUNT • • "We are offering on all our stylish I Jackets, Capes, Pars, and Ladies' Suiis. II Stock ahout as handsome as it ever %vas ; but this is the time of year we don't think of profit; just tkink of getting ready for spring. Be as wise as your neighbor and get some »f these goods that help keep your expenses down. notes, xnis you noia tc oe agsiraoie. Why? vrculd it not give the banks the power to regulat* our foreign exchanges, the power to check gold exports by contraction and by screwing accommodation to merchants so ...» j • f « n / x% 1 I * "•*-*- «-«iiJiiiv/\J.iAtJl.»il t«J HUTI t_UO.J-l L3 »1_T With HIS Reply to Gage S Invita- as to force them to throw their products ---,-.-. tion to a Controversy Over the Secretary's Plan. OPEUS UT WITH A DISCLAIMER. 409 and 411 Bdwy. 306 Fourth Street. Through to Wall Street. Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours PATENT AND AUTOMATIC. These Flours" are the reft and of. Highest Gradet oa the,;Market THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clofltes. I'm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 G. Tticker, Tailor, ^ and Broadway. \ Before selecting a_ Christmas Present Or Furniture to adorn Vour Home we Desire to call atttention to our band- some and complete line of the very Latest Designs and Novelties in Furniture! ;and Upholstered Goods consisting of Roman Chairs, Tabbor- etts, Divans, rockers, couches etc. at Low Prices. Cmnraiflgs & Morgan/ Cor 3d & Broadway. City Building. No Reflection on the .Secretary's Motive* or Ability ill the rVdfcration R«r*olveK—A Compliment A(UI«-d—Iteaxon.s foT Opposition to the Financial Plan Stated at length—Goiil Standard Kttipiserted To B« a Robber—Argument Agaiust BanTts. Washing-ton, Dec. 30.—Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, has replied in an open letter to Secretary Gage's recent letter taking- exceptions to the resolutions passed by the federation with reference to the Gage financial bill. Gompers says in part: "You take exception both to the position which our organization has taken upon your bill, as well as the language employed. * * * I submit that you will seek in vain for a single denunciatory word, either in regard to your motives, your plan, or your bill. * ' * Those resolutions declare against your plan for more thoroughly committing our country to the gold standard, a plan for destroying our greenback currency and substituting bank notes; a plan in fact for weakening- the control of the national government over that most important of a41 measures, the measure of values, and strengthening- the banks; a plan aiming at what you call 'currency reform' and which we call 'bank monopoly.' • * * Of all men in public life we have the greatest respect for your probity and integrity. Evils He Finds lii the Cold Standard. "You ask what evils have resulted from our adherence to the gold stand ard. I answer that the evils are those that have grown and ever must grov from a dishonest measure of values, < measure of values that interferes with the just distribution of wealth, that deprives some men of a part of theit earnings that Is rtgiitly theirs and confers it upon others who hav£ earned it not. Any measure of values that thus forces an unjust distribution of the products of labor, that deprives the producers of the fruits of their toil, cuts down wages and profits, thereby destroys the incentive to enterprise, leads to industrial stagnation, enforced idleness, distress, and public suffering. The products of labor are divided into three jreneral shares. One share goes as interest and rents to the money lender and landlord, to capitalists who do not productively use their own capital, who seek to avoid the risks of production. A second share goes as profits to employers; a third share goes as wases to wage-earners. J-nhor Leader Argues His Case. "The interest charges and rents are to a great degree fixed, and profits and wages are subject to great fluctations. This being so it is clear that anything- tha£ reduces the total money value of the products of labor must increase the share of the money lender and creditor.though nominally fixed, and decrease the share to be divided among employers and wage-earners. It is equally clear that to increase the vs.lue of money must decrease the value of the products of labor and therefore enrich the creditor at the expense of the on the market at price:* at which our foreign creditors would rather take such products than our gold? Would it not thus relit:ve the treasury of the burden of providing for gold redemptions, and make the banks supreme? This we hold to be undesirable. • * » "In the statement you recently made before the house committee on banking and currency in support of your bill you say. that 'the less the government owes, the less it will have to pay.' Yet your plan involves the proposition of the retirement of our national paper currency and greenbacks, upon which we pay no interest at all. and the is* suance of bonds in its stead in the sum of $200,000,000, \vhich we shall owe, and upon which we shall be required to pay interest. The inconsistency of your statement and your plan seems glaring." NOTES FROM THE LABOR FIELD. WatcPiing the Progress of Reciprocity Negotiations as They Affect Their Product. Ci-lformity Scheme at Pittsburgr — West Virginia Miners in Convention. Pittsburg, Dec. 30-—The coal operators of the Pitsburg coal district will meet in this city today to receive the report Of the uniformity committee. J. B. Johnson says: "There is no doubt that the agreement will be signed by the majority of the operators, and befor* Feb. 1 we shall have signers who represent a production of 9,000,000 tons of, coal annually. When the agreement becomes operative the other firms, representing 2,225,000 tons annual output, will readily and rapidly fall into line." Charleston, W. Va,, Dec. 30.—A Unlt- sd Mine Workers' convention representing tne miners of district N T o. 1 began EYE ON THE CANADA CASE, Wliich They Oppose Because It Hits Them - -Statement from ft Kepresentattve of the Flue Interest— Issue Bet-wren John Bull and '-t'ncle .Sam on Reciprocity Itf TTheUi- er tbe Seals Sliall Be Covered in the TreaV.f — Increasing Revenues. Washing-ton, Dec. 30.— The lumberand other interests which might be affected by reciprocity treaties are watching closely through their representatives here all that concerns their special interests. The principal representative of the lumbermen is Theo'pholis Tunis, chairman of the executive committee of the National Lumbermen's association. He has had several interviews with Kasson, who is in charge of reciprocity negotiations for the state department. The lumbermen are chleflyapprehensiv« that their product may have to bear the brunt of Canadian reciprocity negotiations and Tunis yesterday authorized the following interview on this phase of the reciprocity problem: "It is evident the administration in 'bent on a commercial treaty with Canada under section 4 of the Dingley bill. As chairman of the executive committee of the natiMial lumbermen's convention I have said ;o Commissioner Kasson what \ve said to the last oon- resent, the great interest we rep- employing more than 600,00* debtor. Xow, if our adherence to the here yesterday under, the ausgices of J workingmen, and directly supporting population of more'thaji.SjOQSJQQ people asks for no special privilege. * * * \Tliat Lumbermen Are Opposing. "But we are decidedly opposed to sharing with coal and fish the burdon of a policy which the masses of our people are utterly indifferent to, but which is urged on the administration by a few Americans interested in (tie seal fisheries, and a few other American the national executive board. The con vention passed resolutions affirming its aJ.'esiance to the national organiJtation, The meeting here is for the" purpose of electing state officers and the transaction of such business as may b>j necessary to have the state properly represented at the national convention in Columbus, Jan. 11. Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 20.— The miner-?' strike in the coal fields along: the line of the Cincinnati Southern rail- ivay in Kentucky and Tennessee, which began last May over a reduction of wages of 10 per cent, was yesterday declared off by the men. A proposition was submitted by the operators and accepted by the men to make the reduction of wages o per cent, instead of 10, as originally proposed. Springfield, Ills., Dec. -30.—The miners at Assumption, Christian county, 150 in number, have struck because the coal company refused to employ several, of the agitators who were the leaders in the strike last fall. Ray ml OMKM the to*d par*. POWDER Ateoluwty *tr» « K)«T*« 00.. UWVMK. £ 'ffenue* last lew weeks the customSSg'el have exceeded JfiOO,,Ofla, and according to the expectations of the treasury officials these figures will be fully maintained for an indefinite period. The Increase from customs thi» month probably will exceed November by $2,500,006 or $3.000,000. which tvlll leave a xurplus for the month. Independent of the receipts and payments on account of th« Pacific r»W- road transfer the total receipt* tht« month would have tixceeded thfe expenditures by approximately Jl,760,000. The returns from internal revenue Sources show & gratifying Increase, and It is not unlikely that the December statement will show an excess over November of $1,000,000. Altogether.tfea.. situation so far as revenues are con- cerrtfd is_yery gratifying" to the treasury officials, vfh3 confidently predict* that, with the -exception ot January when heavy interest payments are cue. there will lie a surplus for each remaining- month of the present fiscal yew. Will Investigate the A very Cu«. J Washington, Dec. 30.—It is expected that the civil service commission -wilt investigate the case of Collector Avery. SHOULD CO IXTO POLITICS. Opinion of ail Eiislisli Labor Leader aa to Organized Labor Over Here. New York, Dec. 30.—Edward Harford. who with Havelock Wilson, M. P., onstituted the British trades union delegation to the Nashville convention. of the American Federation of Labor, Bailed for Southampton on the Amer- can liner St. Paul yesterday. Before lailing Harford said: "The policy of he American trades unions in not enraging In politics as a body is stupid. How can they expect to obtain any asting reforms if they hold aloof? "By pursuing- their present mummy — —, —- u. i% , „ uvlicl AitivLif.:u.n viLtzKiia ^ ,-> . TT .,,. , Who are owners of Canadian forests. As ' Huron, .Mich.., who recently a matter of principle, policy and business, the average American student of every-day affairs can see no more reason, justice or demand for reciprocity with Canada than with her imperial mother, our best customer for our wheat, corn, hay, cotton, lumber, etc., all of which she buys not on any sentimental grounds but simply because she wants them. The danger to our interests lies in reciprocity with nations located in the same temperate zones as our own and of whose products we are entirely independent. The case may be different in the countries in the tropics, producing- things which we need and which cannot be produced at home." Ian of ignoring the control of political sold standard hascaused money to grow machinery as a meansof bettering their dearer you must admit that the gold sttindard has done injury to our people, brought distress to wage-earners and employers, and discouraged enterprise. HARPEfSsi^EKLY ' ACTUAL APPRECIATION' OF GOLB. Largely Responsible for the Fall in Prices Since Silver Demonetization. "However, it is not alone to the cheapening of the labor cost of production, but also to an actual appreciation of gold that the fall in prices since 1872 has been in great part due. And this appreciation has grown out of the de- monetization of silver, which has increased the demands for gold. This is a question that every producer can answer: 'Has the fall in- prices curtailed my earnings?' If the fall in prices has been due only to general improved methods of production—a lessening- in the true cost of production—he has suffered no loss from such fall. Moreover, the fall in prices since '1S93. common to aH gold-using countries, a fa,ll in prices of iO per cent., has not grown out of improvement in machinery exlusively; that the labor cost t>f production has not been Increased by one-fifth in these past years, 'and that therefore the i-ause of this fail in prices must lie in what, if net in dearer money? and was due primarily to an appreciation in gold. condition they are not only fatally ignoring- their chances, but are inviting- the scorn of politicians—the very class from whom they expect to get better Jaws for the masses. Things in Eng- Ian3 used to be much...aa they are in thp United Statesr but tHey~have changed. V'e trades unionists go right into politics. We have succeeded in making the political parties there defer to us, and why should we not ? We are 1 "She majority. In every co|untry the workers are the majority." WILL INTEREST TEABjES UNIONS. Suit at Sun Fmncuco That J« Aimed «t tit Prosclption Kule. • San Francisco, Dec. 30.—A suit that 1 to be foug-ht through all tbe courts i necessary to settle a question which at fects trades unions has been commenced here. Fred Hess' Jr., has sued the San Francisco Typographical union and aj members of the union, collectively am individually, for 525,000 damages. Hess alleges that the union exercises contro over its members, and that said members were prevented from working with him in The Bulletin printing office in this city, in consequence of which he was discharged from a situation as a linotype operator that yielded him an income o:' $29 per week. The plaintiff charges conspiracy on tbe part of the defendants to prevent 5. k. V.K>ck«tt dunns ,893 will present to its renders a faithful pictorial rtpre- senution of the world s moss imcrcsiitifi and important news. THE NEWS THAT BECOMES -HISTORY Nitlonil and liue^ The WEKKI.V will continue to participate nations! Politics > <" the pv.it political events of our conn- SocUl »nd Economic J **?• . Il w ''' "*at of ihe social and ceo- Questions • nomic questions, -md of the development Industrial Enterprise ! ^dr-!?'in^h',.- K^ndikVr/m™-!!™!?^ Art and Literature ; the story oi the px-at gold discoveries. LONG SERIALS AND SHORT STORIES CUpU WtlltKJ . . yen, conmbuwc! bv authors PI inter- > U tio«at &mc, and *ill bo ill«« rate «L 5 Or,«n Wl«l*r [These and a score of equally prominent i.l* 1 ? \J i ,. o v wmers will contribute short stories to the I? *" i* wi f ,f, k Btn9 * j XV ? KKLV in 1S » S - m:lki "S «t« Paper cspe- m-ltj t. WIIKIM 'dally rich in fiaioD- 0:hsrica;uresu-;the DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES THIS BUSY WORLD FOREIGN NOTES __ 3f £ S- Jf4W. r .V f, fOCLTXSr BIGSLOH LETTERS FROM LONDON AMATEUR SPORT •"r ^*voiB irarrs £ , C.ISP^S O-SIT.VST A SPORTING PILGRIMAGE AROUND THE WORLD In the interest of the WgtKLY.Cupar Whitnev is on bis waviround the world. He will visit Sum in search of &R gime, makini- his pnnopal hunt from Bangkok. Hewitt visit I ndiaind then proceed to turojX: to prepare articles on the sports of Geitnany lad Fiance. • Pittiactfrte fx ike C/KteJ S.'oXi, CaxaJa, axj .Vfj^-f. w. D. Homth AMt*(i H1KPKR ft BROTHERS, PtVUiitn, Sew Tork Cltr "Changes in the value of money have \ him from securing employment. Hes-s was the man who took care of the linotype machines, arm was in charge of them before The Bulletin office was unionized. He applied for membership in the union, but his application was rejected on the ground that he had not served an apprenticeship. Then the printers struck lo f'.rt-e the .discharge of Hess becajjse he was a non-union nan. influenced the movements of p.-ioe? during the last half century, and were crreat factors in the price movements durinjr one long- period. During- the quarter of a century following the sold discoveries in California there was much progress in the line of invention, much introducing of labor-saving ma- hinery, much ch-.apenins in the labor *-St of production. This on your theory .-hould have caused steadily falling prices. But what happened? The outpourings of gold cheapened gold to a greater degree than iomroodities were cheapened, and the result was that prices were In general 30 per cent, higher at the end of this period than at the beginning. Then what hapened? We. along with many other nations, closed our mints to silver. We increased the demand for gold, with the result that g-old went up in value and prices of commodities down. * • "And now. just one word as to th» second of the resolutions to which yoa take exception. This resolution declares, arid you admit it, that tbe purpose of your "currency bill is to caus« the retirement of our national greenback currency and all government pa- |*r »ongy,4ijd the substitution pf Bat the Hold-Cp Will Go On. Chicago, Dtc. 30.—51a3'or Harrison has issued an order prohibiting^ public boxing exhibitions in the city. He said m's permission to hold six. g-ound contests had been abused, and that fights are taking place in the city every night. He said he mig-ht rescind the order after a time, but that it would stand for many months. Will Fight Civil Service Reform. non, Ky., Dec. 30.—Efforts are being made here to organize a state lodge of the secret society called "Americans." whose object is the destruction of civil service reform. This" order wUI be in the future "spot" •X>liticiaris who favor civil service, and -ttend to their cases when they seek re-election. CASE IS IN FOSTER'S HANDS. Issue Is Whether the Seals Shall Be Covered In a Treaty. Washington, Dec. 30.—Apropos of the protest of lumbermen against making- lumber, coal and fish bear the principaj burden of the reciprocity negotiations with Canada Sir Julian Pauncefote is now able to get about, having for some time been laid up with rheumatism, and will be able to give the reciprocity matters personal attention. It may be stated that Kasson, the special plenipotentiary commissioner of the United States charged with the conduct of the negotiation of reciprocity arrangements and treaties under the tariff act, has not undertaken _tp_consider the subject of reciprocity wfth Canada. This ab- stentio- on the part of Kasson is attributable to the fact that the subject of reciprocity, pure and simple, as described in the fariff act, has become so involved with the seal question and other issues as to become practically inseparable from them, and so the entire subject of Canadian relations appears to remain in the control of ex-Secretary Foster. Great Britain wants to negotiate a. treaty that will cover Canada and her West Indian colonies, as to reciprocity, and the sealing question also, while Foster is quoted as expressing a determination to force Great Britain, if he can, to treat the sealing question separately from reciprocity. It would seem to a man up a tree that each nation wants to use tbe sealing: question and reel-' procity a£ clubs, respectively, to beat the other with. It is the opinion here among a large number of public men that Foster will have to treat all the questions together and the present indications are thai efforts -will be made to include Canada among: the colonies receiving the advantage of reciprocity. The main desire of the British West Indian colonies is to secure the 20 percent, reciprocity reduction on sugar. What will be offered in exchange has not yet been determined. It has been expected that the recovery of Sir Julian would permit active tep.s on the British-American treaty of arbitration. There is no present prospect, however, that anything will be done on that subject, and up to this ime no negotiations have been opened between the ambassador and the state iepartrnent. Both governments have •signified a favorable attitude toward reopening negotiations, but tbe British government will taie no steps whatever unti'i a definite assurance is at hand hat such treaty as may be negotiated rill become effective by the ratification 'f the senate. IVCREASE IX KJEVEJfPB RECEIPTS. moved several deputies for alleged violations of the civil service rule*. These violations, it is said at the office of the commission, were that the deposed men had paid political assessments prior to June, 1895. The commission beiixp without power to compel the men to testify, promised them, so far as it lay in its power, immunity from harm In order that it might obtain evidence by which to convict their superior officers, who levied the assessments. The commission feels that the men are entitled to safety in their positions, us the evidence which they gave was valuable and was entirely voluntary.. GOT A AWAY WITH A BIG ROLL- Express Acent IJrlirvfd -to Rm Oftrrtod Off $1.4.500 When He Sloped. Brunswick, Ga., Dec. SO.—p. D. Mabry, agent of the Southern Express company at this place, disappeared yes- tedray with $5,000 consigned to the Brunswick Savings and Trust company and $5,000 consigned to the National Bank of Brunswick. This currency wu shipped by the Savannah Bank and Trust company. In addition Mu-bry U supposed to have taken 14,500 placed in the express office by the Johnion steamship line. Tuesday night Route Agent t-ovell arrived to check up the office. Mabry worked all night and checked' himsclt up $300 short. After figuring In vain rying to find it he wrote a three-page) etter to his wife. jtajt he stated that he was short and did not know wherV the money had gone. Agent LoveU would discover the shortage and probably jail him. The disgrace wae too much for him to face and he took 110,000 then on hand and left. If apprehended he would kjll Jiijnaeit --..» PROVIDED THE CORPSE-HIMSELF, And Told tb« Policeman to Talutttoth* New Tork, Dec. 30.—John BergmM, who Tuesday night hailed a policeman • on Third avenue with "Here, 'copper,' take this corpse to the morgue," and, sent a bullet through hi* own brain, ; falling dead at the officer's feet, !• aaid to have been formerly a wealthy resl- ' dent of Chicago. It its said that Berf- man lost his money In speculation on the board of trade at Cbicaco, after which he came east. He took to drink, and in spite of the aid which relatives extended to him reached the depths of poverty. In hl» room was found the following-: "Giv« my body to some college or hospital, to it will be of some use. It, wa« not while 1 was alive. Xo work, all kinds of trouble and gout: that is too much. "JOHN BERGMAN." Tin Pint* Men Coin* to Confer. Columbus. O., Dec. 30.—D. O. Reed, of Richmond, Va., and Mr. Hagen, of Chicago, tin plate men, are here waiting- for others, the purpose being if possible to restore tbe rates agreed upon at a previous meeting, but whiek were violated by part of the member* thereof. ... ... DRGEMBEUR, We all mart hare »om*- tblnr to giro tor&altUttmf Hauk o-w-TO* •ad at Official* Expect a Scu-pln* for the Ing- Month* of the Year. Washington.. Dec. 30.—The forthcom- ng month!/' statement of the government receipts and expenditures trill how a material increase In the receipts rom both customs and Internal rev- nue. Yesterday's income from customs I alone was 1135,567, the highest figures eacbed since tbe new tariff law went | Q. A. HA UK. JCWCfcf 6 OMfcflMI . thin any bodr Boy * tfctna- wfUttn time. Pirn end w*tobw to tfe* 410 Broadway. DUMB* • - Into effect Sereral titU0>. Ahfc

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