Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 31, 1897 · Page 20
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 31, 1897
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toAILY PHAROS PBIDAY DED. 31,1897. . T. I/OCTTHAI* . JOHK W. BARKIS. Barn<>«. IDITOHB AUD PBQPBHTOK8. TBRMB OF SUBSCRIPTION — D»ily pe: wvek, 10 oaoU; per montb 40 oent«: per yea: ttrlotly In wJvmnoe) J4.50 The Weekly Ph»roi and the Saturday Pharoi, the rwo forming the Semi-Weekly Million. tl.% » year, itrictly In ad'rance. Kniered at tbe Logftneport. Ind..po«tofflce as MOOCH clam mall matter. a> provided by I •EMOCRiTIC DISTRICT CO:«VESTIO> T« the Democratg of the Eleventh Congress ional Dleirict: Pursuant to the order of the Democratic state central committee, the delegates to the district convention are called to meet In the city of Peru on Tuesday, January Hth, LS9S, 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 bo 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 district to attend this convention. The delegatas to said convention will l>9 selected In each county on or before January 8th, 1898, by county or township meetings, according to local custom and upon the call of the chairmen oif the several counties. S. E. COOK, Chairman Congressional Com. Huntlngton, Ind., Dec.18,1897. The New Tears' FledffB. The melancholy days huve come, Tbe saddest of the year, When men swear off from smelting pipes And drinking wine and beer. The pledge they keep In fa'th s.while, Then stumble, totter, fall, Forgetting that they ever pledged To quit such things at all. THE financial scheme devised by the Indianapolis monetary commis- •lon will be submitted to the country •«xt Monday. It is not expected to differ much from Banker Game's plan. McKiNLEY has finally decided to pass Judge Paxson by. It took much talk and many direct threats to prevent him from yielding to the' demands of the railway corporations. The railroads will now present some other name. Banna promised before the election that they should name a successor to Col. Morrison on the inter-state commerce commission and be will require McKinley to fulfill the promise. "THE idea of retiring the greenbacks," sayit Senator Teller, "is based upon a desire to get rid of the con- lUat drain upon the treasury for gold. If our treasury were to adopc the policy of France that drain would •Sop Instantly. When a holder of paper currency goes to the Bank of France to have it redeemed he does not know whether he is to get gold or silver. The bank exercises Its option, and our law contemolates that our treasury should exercise* its option, bat it does not, aad right there is tbe trouble. Offer silver for those greenbacks once and the drain would •top. Tbls, of course, would not •olvft the whole situation, but it would accomplish much, and should be done. But It will not be so long M the gold men dominate our treasury." SENATOR CHANDLER, of New Hampshire, Is causing McKinley to pass many sleepless nights. Chandler charges that Banker Gage was a free trade Democrat until his Interests Induced htm to join hands with the gold conspirators. In his last Interview, Chandler expresses the hope that McKinley will yet take a stand •gainst the gold conspirators. He •ays: "Our hope almost wholly depends upon the fidellty s wisdom and courage of the president. We do not give him up to Secretary Gage and the gold monometallists, and the currency reform cranks, who are now vainly trying 1;o control congress, All the McKinley hi- me tall) s t senator;? (eel that Mr. Gage's action has placed the president under suspicion as to the sincerity of his declaration for bimetallism. However, we continue to rely upon the president's own oft-repeated acts and declarations in favor of •liver." There will be fun after the holiday* when McKinley Is forced to take a itand on the side of tha plutocrats with Qage,or,oc the side of the common people with the free silver Republican senators. Mark Hanna will i be able to guide him through ply. McKinley U rapidly approach| !vhe "lorki of the road." He would "take to the woods," but aer tide will Jet him. of silver to Its former placejas money of final redenaotion; those who believe In ' <:qual rights to all and special privileges to none in the matter of legislation; those who insist upon the perpetuation of free speech, a free press and the right of peaceable assembly; those who Insist upon tbe right to criticise the conduct of pubic officials, whether occupying humble or exalted positions; those who oppose government by Injunction; those who view with alarm ithe growing power of trusts and corpora- iioos and the rapid concentration of wealth; those who oppose substituting a non - interest bearing debt for a debt bearing Interest, payable in gold; those who oppose surrendering the privilege of urnishlng the money supply of the iouotry to the national banks; those who favor a free ballot and a fair, ount and protest against the system of driving men into political subjiic- lon by coercion and intimidation, are requested to meet at the court house at 1 o'clock on Saturday Jan. 3&h, (Jackson day) to select delegates o Cbe Eleventh district Democratic onveniion, which meets at Peru on anuary llth, to choose a member of he Democratic state central committee. Let there be a general turn- iut to this meeting—the first in the iampalgn of 1898. Tfce to voter* of toll ooantr, who ad- let of government itocrattc party; i the restoration. The Closing Tear. Our own country has been the most fortunate on earth during the ear which this day brings to a clos<e. iunshine and shower htive dome what men could not do, They filled he land with plenty. The husbandman reaped rich harvests. We have garnered of natures bounties far more than enough to meet our needs but from beyond the sea, comes a demand for all we have to sparsf Notwithstanding these favors of nature, business has not been altogether satisfactory. There la still an army of people who are destitute and out of employment. There are still thousands of business men on the ragged edgb to whom, the full measure oi! prosperity has not beun lllled up. In the affairs of the people, economy is the rule because it in obligatory. In business the tendency Is towards concentration iti order to saTe expense. Among holders of wealth, both at home and abroad, a desire Is manifested to Increase the purchasing power of money and to exact from the producer more goods for less money. Notwithstanding all these things, the country is better off at the close of 1897 than at the close of 1896. But what would have been our condition had not the husbandman reaped great harvests and found a great demand for the products of the soil? We should! now be In ranch worse condition than a year ago. The farmers would have had no money; tbe railroads wouM have little business and debtors would have been forced to the wall more rapidly than, banks failed during the closing days of 1S96. **st or UHT xnctraii ramlne, Calcutta, Dec. 31.—It is officially announced that the recent famine cost the treasury £500,000, \vhile loans to agriculturists find the suspensions of taxes, mainly repayable, absorbed another £2,000.000 irrespective of charitable contributions approaching £1,750,000. . President McKinley to Speak. New York. Dec. 31.—President McKinley has accepted the invitation, of the National Manufacturers' association to attend its bano.net at tlie "Waldorf-Astoria on Jan, 27. The president r^f diacusK the economic features of 4he taSftr _ . ___ Society deete Office**. DM Mollies, la, Dec. H,—Yesterday •J!t«rnooft tae following officer* of the Slate Turners' association •cl: Prudent, JL N. ~ •ucretary, Q»rri« THE SKELETON OF 1897. Half sinking, half swimming, he slips from the land. The liell rope is clinched in his tremulous hand. His last sun has set in the billowy tomb. The clock of the months marks the moment of doom. Oh, visitimt ghostly, we bid thee farewell! But just for one moment withhold thy last knell To tell us the fate of our lost summer flowers, Our love states, »ur bird not«s, our blossoming hours. Full many.sweet hopes we've intrusted to thee. Their realization—oil, when shall we see? And will you not Tull us in what diadems The fragments are iet of our lost, shuttered, gems v The path we've walked with thee has been so uneven, But did it not slant just a little toward heaven? The sheaves we have garnered to scatter ubror.d Dost know that they 'ru safe in the storehouse of God? Still mute? Oh, departing year, -we care not whether Thy heart be as fickle and false as thy weather! Go, sink with thy storms and thy floods past recall And let the eternal waves cover them all. The past and the future clasp hands over thee As o'er thy head surges the turbulent sea. Thine own nerveless fingers must ring out the knell. The clock strikes, the bell tolls. Farewell, oh, farewell.' —Mary A. Benson. THE FRONT PARLOR. A JTEW TEAE'S SKETCH BY WILL M. CLEMENS. [Copyright, :'.S97. by the Author.] When pretty Edith Bascom married John Rodders, every one in Pope Hollow lifted his hands in astonishment. Edith was just turning 20, intelligent, industrious and -womanly, and withal as pretty us any girl in the village. John was a rough, uu- couth farmer, a widower of 50, who possessed nothing to recommend him save a Small farm adjoining the village, an old •white horse and a cow and a call'. Why Editli Bascom should have married John Rodgers no one in the village could determine, hue that they were duly married and had lived together to all appearances happily was an established fact and had been such for nearly a year. The •women folks in Pope Hollow frequently expressed their sympathies for 33dith and commented at great length upon the faults ol Farmer Rodgers, dwelling continually upon the fact that he was a very tight fisted, economical old fellow, who rarely gave his young wife a dollar for her personal use. Xot-vvithstandinE. these .remarks fron? GRATIFYING RESULTS. Interesting Experiments With the Sew Stomach Remedy. •* Not a Patent Medicine, Bit a Safe Cure For all Forms of Indigestion. The result of recent investigation have established beyond question the vflilue of the new preparation for indigestion and Htomach troubles; it is composed ol the digestive acids, pepsin, bismuth. Golden Seal and other similar stomachics, prepared in the: form of 20-grain lozenges, pleasant to the taste, convenient to carry when traveling, harmless TO the most delf- ca,te stomach, and probably the safest, most effectual cure vet discovered for indigestion, sour stomach, loss of appetite and flesh, nausea, sick headaches, palpitation of heart, and the many symptoms arising from Imperfect digestion of food. They care became they cause the food to be promptly and thoroughly digested before it has time to sour, ferment and poison the blood and nervous system. Over Hi 'thousand people in the sUte of Michigan alone in 1894, were cured of stomach troubles by Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. Fall sized packages VMJ be found at all drugfttsU at 50c., or tent by mail en reoeioti of price from Stnart Co., Marshall, Mich. Send for true OB stomach disease*. BUY NOW NONE RESERVED = - FOR $3.50 CHOICE - - Ladies' or Gentlemen's Vici, Patent Leather Tans, Enamel, Calf or anjr Shoe in the Store. All Hand Made. Worth $4 50 to $6 00. The Otto Shoe & Clothing Co. New Rubbers, Best Make at Reduced Prices. <he Tillage gossips, Kdith appealed satisfied wi.th her choice, loved the seclusion of MEN AND WOMEN SECE OUR FELT SLIPPERS. Walker & 42O BROADWAY. Now is the Time to Buy_,/Great Reductions~in Prices of all Our Holiday and Millinery Goods. Spry's, Broadway and Pearl Streets The "Domestic" Office. SHE HAD ETON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS URGED AND ESTREATED. her newly found home and scarcely ever Bought the companionship of her neigh- hors. In fact, under the condition of things, she lived as happily and as contented as one could expect. The Rodgers homestead was a small story and a half dwelling, and, as such houses go, was, with the exception of ono room, plainly but ncutly furnished. Ever since her residence there Edith had looked forward to'the time when she would be able to furninh the little front piirlor anil make it presentable to thosu in the village who might tek<! the opportunity To call tipon her. By dint of cconnmic'iil housekeeping she had «ived something like $30 when the second Thanksgiving day since their marriagn cauii; round, ill December, early in the month, when the ttrst snow of the winter covered the ground with its mantle of white, pretty. Editli celebrated ler birthday, and what wns luir surprise, upon the afternoon of that eventful day. to receive from her husband $10tt in crisp jank notes as a birthday gift. That's for your lirtle front room." the said, with an air that betokened the grandeur of the gift, and with a fc-cl- ng that tho lil/lf front parlor was a sovc of plague wLJ^h he could not easily csc;ipr. When Christmas cam?, and all the world n and around Popo Hollow was making nerry for tlio holiday time, pretty Edith was in ecstasy. .Sherushed, into the kitchen one afternoon, whore Farmer Rodgers sat / smoking his pipe and reading his weekly paper, and in u joyous mood exclaimed: "Now, dear, just come in and see my parlor!'' And she caught him by the hand and led him into the front room. "See!"" she cried, with a. smile of delight, as sbe threw open the door. '"Isn't the rag carpet pretty? Don't the little pictures between the windows look lovely? And just sit down in the new rocking chair. That is not marble on the center table, ouly imitation, but it looks just as well, and see what pretty curtains I bought for $5." Thus she ran on, nervously excited with the joy and. rapture that filled her being. "And now I'm not ashamed to ask the neighbors in to seo me," she continued, laughing, "for my little parlor is every bit as pretty as Mrs. Brown's,, and I'm jusc as proud of it.'' The rough farmer was touchd by her simplicity and cliildishn>;ss. A dying spark of love within his rugged bosom went out to the smiling, happy faca and found root within her trusting heart, and he kissed her fondly when she retired to her chamber that night, leaving him to smoke and dream before the kitchen fire. On New Year's day Edith bad hoped to invite a few women folks of thu village into wa that she might show them her little front parlor, for which she had. worked so long and earnestly aud of which she felt so proud. The day following Christmas, however, she contractoxl a serious cold. She sank rapidly, and.three days later the village • undertaker fastened a band cf white about the'crape he had hung on the outer door of the cottage. And the neighbors caime, and along with them the women folks and gossips; of Pope Hollow. They crowded into tbe little rooms and went on tiptoes into the front parlor, where pretty Edith lay robed all Now is tbe time to provide your* self with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My termi are easy, aad there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n tbe house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R B WHITSRTT J J will enter the coming year prepared to five to the reading public lhal which has made it famous for the past quarter "i a century— contributions from the pens of the gr<at literary men And women pi the •world illustrated by leading artists. A brief glance over its prospectus .inuouuccs such reading u OUR PACIFIC PROSPECT PPOJECTS FOI! A -VH'ARAGU.V* CASH. TI1E COJIJUiRCIAI, lai'OUTANTK OF AX ISTHMUS C1X4J, By a«.. DAVID TVRPIB ^ IVOKTOlXliTOX C. FOBJ) EASTERN SIHIGKIA AXD THE PACIFIC THE DtfYCLCirXENT W Ol'R PACIFIC DOMALf £y STErlIE.V BONSAL Uf CIIAKJ..S$ F. ll'Xlt RODEN'S CORNER-THE NOVEL OF THE YEAR hi' HKNKY SETON MERRIMAN,author of "The Sowers." Striking novelties in short fiction will hi- contributed by such authors as W. D. Howells, Richard Harding .'Davis, Brander Matthews, Frederic Remington, Ruth McEbery Stuart, and .itbers. There will be a series of articles <• THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE EUROPE. POM flCAL AND SOCIAL ART AND THE DRAM* ARMIES AND NAVIES STUDIES IN AMERICAN SOCIETY AMERICAN CHARACTER SKETCHES Postage free to all svoscribcrs in tltt United States, Caiatia, and Mexico. S*b. $4 a ye»r. Addresi HARPER & BROTHERS, Pub'«, N. Y. City. Send for fret | footing efiair, me t&Dife, Ice cmtaails ana the things she loved and cherished near Thus on Xew Year's day Pope Hollow saw at last the pretty little parlor, and long after Edith had found her resting- place the women folks of the village discussed the good and bad points of the apartment, and as for the rough and tin- couth Farmer Rodgers, he found no ppot in all the world so sweet and dear to him as Edith's room. her g«« First National Bank Ao«irtentally Killed M;- n'-I.-. Hancock, Wis.. Dec. 31.—I>ecnard Engle accidentally killed hiH \vife yesier- day. He was cleaning his shotgun, when it was discharged, the contents entering the woman's side. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. on XOW I'M SOT AggAiren TO ASK THB JTKIGHBCBS UT TO SfcK MS." in white, deep in tbe center of the Uttle^spom lib* " Chicago capitalists will figure building: the Nicaragua, canal. Salvador is threatened with another revoultion. Salvador is a Lar.in Araeri- <:uin republic. Floods in. Washing-ton and British Columbia hive caused damage of Jl.OOO,- 000 on various railway lines. At Oska-Ioosa, la., the Farmers' ajid Traders' State bank -closed Its doors because the business is not profitable. Drs. Eugene L,. Gage and B. F. Spongier have been appointed pension sxarriteing; siurjreons st Medford., Wis. James Mingle was sentenced at Springfield, Ills., to liang Friday, Feb. 11. for the iiinurder of Httle Dollle Briscoe. Erick HaJlanat tools and icy bath In the ChieagB river, and when he was fished out he had been cured of love for a manie-iJ woman. The business portion of Muchakan«ik, & mining town four miles south of Os- Icaloosa, la., was practically destroyed hy fire. Tx»s, JS.OOO. The Wisconsin State Teachers' association elected a. uroman. Miss Rose C. Swart, president of their association tot the first time since their organisation. Hugh McLaughliB, for many years tbe leader of .tfc? Pcjtyoc&tic :*rtr in CAPITAL 1250,000 A. J. MTJRDOCK, PBICBIDKNT, W. W. ROSS, CAJHOHB, J. F. BRQOKMETER, ASBT. CASBUB. •IK11CTOR8: A.J. Murdock. W. H. Brlnghunt, i>«nnl» CTil, B. 8. :EUce, B. F. Taadi. IX. ~ W, T. Wllion. Baniinf in ill ltd Department* promptly and cmenjilly done. Safety to Ciutomen »a no*gbt for. Strong- Bacerre JFnnd Mftlfitaln«d. I ' . . - L j Prooklyn, has eeflifiteiy aTuwraBcea M» ! retUrement from political leadership. i A message from Chlnanhan, Mei-, positively denies ttui.t "Boss" Shejherf, i formerly of Wa»hiiigton, I* ilL Govfr- , nor Shepherd, thia says, is enjoying tbe ' best of health. , The remaining assets of the «efmjct 1 Maverick National bank of Borton, «d: bracing unpaid notes, ereciitioinil ! Judgments amounting to $l,096,Wt, i sold at auction for 1433. \ James B. Haggin, the mull <dre of -^ew York, yesterday led to 'tk» : altar Mixs Pearl Voorhies, niece a(, W» \ late wife, at Lexington, Ky. Etaggl* to j 74 and his bride 28 yean; old. I Hay Jlecderson, of I* CTOBB*.mriiL, { uttempted to interfere in a fight «• t*» ittre«t in which his Aog was l»r«Iv«4. -when tiie brute turned on his •uwtfT and ioCicted painful Injnriea. Heztry Woolter. an ei-m«iB»«r «t Ik* BtfTatfan Armr at Bionx Cftr, Bk, 3»X» gomA tho anty lor-9t,tH> feimicM,,te^ eMUK, «• b* dsJaM, ttift fmvtotn. 90- CHMtd him of iouawraUlT awf »IMU* to him M* aa "a-wfol exmmilit"*

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