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January 1, 1898

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

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STORJ' IHES YOU A YEAW LOW FO BARGAIl xs<l alter tnis am -tx>m'ts placed on tne lavirn gave the signal that the parade was approaching. One hour before midnight the first of th«i procession turned tlato the park. A huge balloon with trailing light was That is Olid Nick, for Young Nick -* ? ^^^ £°^£ Makes His Bow at the American Metropolis Today. BEGAIJ M1KDTG IT AT MIDNIGHT- Ff- ^Fourth Str| teet. I And It Is Ss.fe to Say Th.it Some of Him Hiwn't Ouit Muhinjc It Yet, and "Won't Go Home Till M r> iiinn"—Celebration at the Event und »>v Year's Come Togetli- «r-Hot Time fin the Old Town taut XJgll* —Beautiful Ceremony at Midnight. New York. Jan. 1.—The citizen Of New York, which today is the second city of the world, enter upon what is believed to be the greatest problem of municipal government ever presented. With the last, stroke of the clock at midnight, announcing the advent of the New Year, there was born a city such as the emperors and kings of history would have deemed great for an empire. For six months, until the machinery of the'new municipality geU into motion, the mayor of New York has the power of an autocrat. He may appoint officials with salaries runnlnjj ^lato the thousands with as lavish a •;Iiand as ever emperor treated his favor[Ites. The mayor will appoint every i down ivni remained- burning until the baliioon went out of Slight. The driz- rain had turned to snow, but the crowd remained surrounding the pa'raders. who had gathered in the park for the chief ceremony of the night. At exactly 12 o'clock the searchlig-hts on the neighboring buildings were turned upon the flagstaff of the city ball. ,S* the hands pointed the exact hour •K. fittle white- ball was seen to climb the staff slowly. The mayor of San Fi-anjisco had touched the button and LL'e eiectrlcai current. sent the furled • flag of the city of New Tork to the top r;!~ the staff. Here it broke out aii.d swung into the breeze. Then bedlam broke loose,. Hundreds of bumbs were thrown into the air. sending down their -showers of blazing stars, and the i-alute of a hundred guns was fired by the Second bat- BUIfl WITH KURTZ Mason a,^J Bramley the Only Anti- Hanna Republican Solons £^ Visible at Columbus. SEffATOE ffO V AT THE SEAT Of WAS Uie crowd dispersed. ASSOCIATION TALKED FINANCE. A. J. Warner I»i»clare« an_"Els»tic Cur: I'ency" .Li a J&tid Fictioii. Cleveland, Jan. 1. — Questions of finance claimed the attention of the American Economic association at the clOBinK session nt its annual ineeting yasterday morning. The subject for dis- ; aepartment head in the city except this I cussion was "The Problem of the Cur- TE •OR THE h Liver Dts, Herbs, Leaves and JVTEED FOR... Liver and Kldnej rrh, Nervous Debility* stite, Blotches, Pimple] Iheum, Eczema, Weal •senses arising from Iror [ gement of the Nervoras |]e 26 Gentej SPARED BY plainto, leadache, 'Fever and the !W YORK. *^m II] a periodical for women, w* -'i. During the year it ~~ 5.0R OF FAS' Each issue will „___ pared drawings oltheadi of Paris and New Y«tr. the BAZA.K will :in^ fashion supplement Col"';'?' 5 o£ certain gowns intac&r 1 " • pS j made a feature, 'n—*ola m i connection with wansatT-:-. • I price. The BAZAII waf 15 ; 1 °'~ ! »«kly, fi«, an c.ntfc* shce1 ' AND SHORT ^will Krntribnte lonR TJAUki: in iSoS. The bh aoiil Continental tea <rf UtidM . mm and Men, . American. 'These and a KOII pramineni i " than stories making the fiction. ; ANDSPI THE comptroller, who is elected for four joai-s. He will appoint all commissioners, all .1u;itlces of inferior criminal courts, all the members of the school boards with the exception of the commissioner ol! education, the Justices o:C special sessions and the police maBis- trates, and la giveh the power to remove any official in New York and appoint his successor. HJ» Veto Is Nearly Conoluniye. There are five boroughs in the Greater New • York— namely, Manhattan, er Xe w York — namely.Manhattan Bronx, municipal legislature consists of the ccuncll with twenty-eight members and a board of e.ldermen of sixty members. The president of the council was elected by the people. The president of tht» board of aldermen will be chosen by tu¥" members ol that body. Mayor Van Wyck Is given power to veto any irdinance or resolution ot either body of the municipal assembly unless fiv ?- Blxths of the members of both houfos declare otherwise. Each of the five borouirhs has a borough president, but his principal duty is to preside over t.Ve various local bodies in his borough. And this new condition is what the o: i and new city celebrated last night an'l this .morning. Event Fittingly Olwbrated. The exit of the ale. 1 year and the Inauguration of Greater New York was celebrated fitting-ly. One of the events that marked the occasion was a (jranc! ^wnWS'^Tawcl-ITuTeS-uTitler the auspices of the Now York Journal and Advertiser. The scene in City Kail park previous to the arrival there of the procession was spectacular and brilliant. Although the head of the parade was not expected to reach r,hat point much before midnight the park was crowded as early as S o'clock. And the crowd struggled and jostled for an hour or more when, on the arrival of Pollca Captain Cross In command of the small army of officers, the park invaders were driven to the street, line, where they -were held in check by a cordon of police. Only those entitled by passes were allowed within the park limits. Illutnlnal;ion at the Old City Hall. Old city hall was brilliantly illuminated with string's of electric lights, .beautifully colored electrical shields and American flags composed of revolving lights. On the dome of the municipal building wer? placed eight search-lights that flashed in all directions and cut across the Hirhts that blazed their rays from the roofu of the postofflce and newspaper buildir.igs. Many of the bulldlnjjs surrounding the park were decorated with handsome electric devices /while severaJ oands of music vied with the bearers of trumpets and tin horns to entertain the populace. In front of the city hall main entrance a platform had been erected for the accommodation of the judges selected to award the various prizes. It was prettily decorated and surrounded by a myriad of electric lights. _ MOTES Uf THE KAIX This discussion was opened by t'rtjfessor F. W. Tausis, of, Har\ r ard university, who began by analyzing and explaining Secretary Gage's report. He e,<:p}alned the three salient points: Fi;rst, the Issue of new 2% per cent, in e-cchange for the present 4 and 5 per ct-irt. bonds with the possibility of some fresh and independent issues of 2% pe:r cent.; second, the change in the terms of national bank issues; third, t! is new arrangement as ,to the treas- U-T- The important changes, in the aj,«aker's opinion, are the second and third. At the conclusion of Professor Tau- si;'s address Horace White, ol' New Yi/ric, read a paper upon the reform of tl'5: currency,"outlining the present na- -'A'-'hal banking system. He prtidicted thait the abolition of the 10 per cent, tax o:~- national banks would promote the ";. rid brick" industry in banking. He c< nmended the Canadian system of b'aking. Ex-Representative A. J. V, 1 irner followed, saying there is no si....ft thing as- an elastic currency. Mr. I;. F. Breckenriflge, of Toronto, closed t\ ; discussion giving some bamking i s Onlookers Se« Bo ITeir Men Agaiiut Him That They Wonder Wha.t All the Row Is About—KnrH at the Head of the Oppo- Kitlon Forces; Two Solon* Elect and a Crowd of Appointee* of GOT. Bushnell His Appareut Strength* Columbus, O-, Jan. 1.—Nearly all of the members-elect of the legislature have arrived in the citj' and the senatorial skirmish is at its heisht. Not since the senatorial election of six years ago,.when the Sherma:n-Foraker contest was on, have there been so many lery of the National Guard. Soon afterJ- politicians in the city at one time. Many have 'come merely out of curiosity, but a large number £ire here to take active part, in the.conte-st between the Hanna, and anti-Hanna Republicans. To the Republicans at iargS the situa.- 1 *4«n js inexplicable. The anti-Hanna MYAL 1AWN* KJVrtJFft DO,, NEW GOOB TIMES ARE COMING, BOYS. .j The Sons; That Brad»trcet'« g««nu To B« Singing in Thin Ke\ lew. New York, Jan, 1.—Bradstreet'a *ay»: Holiday quiet and utock-takins cloM a, year which while not fully realitiui: the most sanguine expectfiiionn cer- Republican* actually in evidence are so y contained much that was few In numbers that the uninitiated can '- - ....... scarcely comprehend why there should be such a political stew. Charles L. ; * 'tlstics and the convention adjourned si. ri die. -The next convention will prob- n..,y be held at New Haven, Conn. NO INTERVENTION IN CUBA. Citizens Could .Sot B« Deprived of the Biff Jamboree Arranged. Notwithstanding the warrinir elements and the announcement macie in the early afternoon that the carnival and parade would be postponed, a great crowd of merry-makers, maskers, wheelmen and members of va-rious societies, with numberless floats, met at the rendezvous around Unicm Square ready to march through the rain and mud to honor the old city and welcome the new. The crowd at the starting point was encinnous. Following the police escort came the marshal and his aides and thisjr were followed by Fanciulli's band, leading the Chicago delegation, which was in five open carriages. Xext iin line were several uniformed bodies of men consisting of the Robert Andeirson battery, veteran firemen. Irish volunteers and the naval battalion. The German societies joined In the precession at Fifteenth, street. Following thi;m was aa immense float representing- the Brooklyn bridge, with cables of evergreen, on which the wedding of Father Knickerbocker and Mrs. Brooklyn was being celebrated In truly German style amid much merriment, Then float followed float In rapid succession. Six divisions of wheelmen were in line and in front and. behind these were representatives of volunteers In 8:11 departments, soldiers, firemen and others. Shortly after 10 o'clock some hundreds of solid looking citizens canylns Chinese lanterns marched to a position of vantage in front of the city hall. They represented the singing soaeties of New Tor*, and Brooklyn. The Choral society sang the German chpr*I«i Keynote of the Madrid Press—Gen. VFeyler and His Protest. Jan. 1.—The. Impar.clal_call3L ripor. the government to ""fepeT'every actson of the United States savoring of intervention in Cuba," and adds: "There exists a widespread sentiment against the conduct of the' United States, but we do no 1 : think Genera! Weyler is the most acceptable exponent thereof." Continuing The Imparical criticises the government for stopping telegrams referring to tiie general's protest to the queen regent against the wording of President McKinley's message to congress, and expresses the opinion that it would have been to tha government's interest not to hinder its publication. The Tiempo Is of the opinion, that General Weyler's protest demonstrates lack of dfscipline in th« Spanish army. General Weyler and other generals were the guests of Senor Robledo last night. The newspapers; comment upon this, and hint at possible ill results.. LOOKS FOR A BIG ORGANIZATION. Kurtz, who is leading the opposition to Hanna, yesterday assumed personal charge of the .anti-Hanna headquarters at the .Great Southern hotel, and a small 'army of worker:!, mostly appointees of Governor Bushnell In. 'the state departments and state institutions, besieged the rooms. Not Aftleep at Hanna's Henlttnarter*. The a.ctivlty at the Hanna headquarters at the three leadine hotels was even more formidabl/e. The developments of the day were deciddly favor- abl to Hanna-^on the surface at least The arrival of Hanna on th^e scene during^ the afternoon seemed to turn the tide in his favor. His arrival was a surprise to those not in touch frith the managers of,'Manna's interests, as he was not expected, according to previous announcements, until tomorrow. This change of programme waa construed b"V some "10 indicate that Hanna's managers considered the situation desperate, but there was nothing to indicate that this'surmise was well founded. On the contrary, Major Dic.k and his coworkers at. the Hanna Jfeadquarters were in the most cheerful spirits and took a more hopeful view of the situation than before. Two More Men State Their Position. There was some rejoicing: over the pub'.ic declarations of Representatives Rec.key, of Highland county, and Smith, of Delaware county, that they would vote for Hanna. Both these representatives had bec'n claimed by Nat Son nl Building Trailer' Council Expects l.OOO.OOO Member* Thi» Tear. St. Louis, Jan. L—It was reported Thursday that Henry W. Steinbi&s, re- cenitly elected secretary of the National Building Trades council, ban resigned the position. Yesterday lit was authentically stated thsU SteinbiSB still remains secretary of the national council, but has resigned his position assecre- tary of the St. Louis Building Trades council because of the :unount of work his new position involves. -"One million tradesmen affiliated with the National Building Trades council is -what the new year has In store for the new- organization," said Steiubiss yesterday. Sine* the enthusiastic meeting two weeks ago Steinbiss has numerous inquiries from cities not represented, and one council has applied for a charter. Local members of the Building Trades council are warmly supporting Stein- biss. and predict a national body far more powerful than thu Federation of Labor. CoL Morrison Oal: of Office. Washington, Jan. 1. — When President McKiriley fills his place on the interstate commerce conmiission Colonel William R. Morrison will so back to IfiiEOis. Thirry-fiSur ye:irs ago he came ben: as a representative in the Thirty- e.tglnth congress, so tha-t he parts company with the capital with more or less n;eret. He purposes, in spite of his 72 years, to go baci; to the practice o:C law. He leaves the commission after ten years of continuous service, having- been appointed by President Cleveland when the commission was formed in China and Her Desired Ixtan. Jan. ]_ — Although desirous of obudning a British loan the Chinese government rel'uses to agree to a for- coetrol of thi> internal revenue, either immediate or in case of default. Hang Chang, however, is disposed to favor control oX the internal revenue in case ot default. In the event of a loam not being- procurable China wiE not her war indemnity until 1908, in accordance with one of the provisions of file treaty of Simonoseki. The ;lnal decision is postponed until after the holidays, awaiting a reply from county where it was expected that the majority of his party would indorse his stand a.graJnat Hanna, if maintained. Representative Smith had a war of words with Kurtz as a result of his de-sertion of the anti-Hanna ranks. Representatives Mason and Bramley, of Cuyahoga, now stand practically alone in their open opposition to Hanna, although they do nol: represent the strength of the ant.i-Hanna Republicans. The others have up to this time kept closely under cover. Representative Mason is the avowed candidate of Kurtz for speaker in opposition to Boxwell. ATTITUDE OF THE DEMOCRACY. Nearly All the Members on Hand — Proposed Deal with the Taj-ty. Rumors of all sorts were current last night regarding the attitude of the Democrats in the senatorial matter. Nearly all tae Democratic members-elect arrived yesterday afternoon and evening in response to the telegrams sent out Thursday night, and _th«re was great activity around the anti-Hanna headquarters at the Great Southern hotel. The opening of Hanna headquarters at this hotel somewhat disconcerted Kurtz, and he secured private rooms In a remote part of the hotel. There were a series of conferences between' Kurt* and the 'Democrats led by Allen O. Myers, Lew Bernard (of Cincinnati) and James Ross (of this city). Heretofore it has been understood that the Democrats were to receive only a portion of the offices in the organization of the legislature in consideration ot a fusion to defeat Hanna. Now it is claimed that the Democrats will not be satisfied with these spoils. The latest story is thai: they demand appointive offiecs under Governor Bushnell and also an agreement to assist in the election of a Democratic secretary of state next falL. This story seemed prepostesrous, but it was vouched lor by men who claimed to have Informa- 'ion of a. reliable nature to that effect. The story was denied at lie anti-Hanna headquarters. To a friend who broached the story Kur'jz is reports*! to have said that he did not rely on Democratic votes to defeat Hanna. Kurte has made this statement before, bat the numerous conferences u'hlch he has held with the Democratic leaders have not caused much confidence to be placed in it. It was claimed by some that the demands O'f the Democrats had become so unreasonable that Kuitz would have to abandon the idea of a fusion. In this event his oiily hope -would be in creating a deadlock by securing enough votes against Hanna tar prevent him securing a majority. Th« Hanna people say they will meet this contingency by appealing to public sentiment. Delegations of Republicans will be brought Into the city from all parts of the state So influence the bolting- members. fying and more that la roll of promise for the year 1898. Folio-win* a.Mrt«>.ot: years of alternate panic, stagnation and plow and even painful revtvmJ, 1897 presented a large volum* of business done, as a whole, at price* which while not altogether satisfactory resulted in a total of trade larger than in any previous year since 1SS2. The enlarged foreign demand" .for American breadstuffs and for some .varieties of manii- factured articles bettered the condition of the Americsin farmer, and, therefor* business men. Pric£ conditions have not favored the southern producer of cotton nor the northern manufacturer of cotton goods. The best reports come from the -west, northwest and the Pacific coast. Prices at the close are as a whole on a'higher range than at: the opening, advances being most numerous in food products, raw silk and wool, while decreases are reported in raw cotton and cotton goods, nearly all metals, anthracite coal and petroleum. Railroad interests share in the revival ot prosperity, with gross and net earnings larger than any year since 1S93, and the year 1898 opens with the business community—with the few exceptions noted—in a very cheerful frame of mind. A.heavy falling ofE in number and in liabilities of individuals, firms or corpora tions failing, was shown in 1897 from •-^36 and the preceding years. Those reliable indices of the business situation —bank clearinfjs—point to the year 1897 as witnessing the heaviest business, both speculative and commercial, done since the record - xea.~- li "' f '-^-^l-ni t,nf« l -f)i»o.»x,-. -ins=-—t-ttfir=TSgnr-cltifea fur the -year, one week estimated, aggregated at least $56,926,000,000, only 7 per cent. smaller than the total of 1892, when the boom following the Jarge foreign demand for American breadstuffs and other products reached Its height. Practically the entire gain in clearings in 1897 was concentrated in the last six months. WAS IT MURDER OR SUICIDE! Did Jolin Kirtley, of Fowler, Ind., P«t Two Ballets Into Hie Owui Bruin ? Fowler, Ind., Jan. 1—Friends of JM. Kirtley, the dead treasurer of Benton county, are still strongly of the opinion, that a murder hai! been committed. The body was found by his 4-year-old- son, Harry. The failure of Kirtley to return home for supper alarmed the family, and after a long search Hiurry located hla dead body inside the office by looking through the transom. The door was locked, bat one of the Iron shutters was ajar. Kirtley's wiitch and a small amount of iwoney In the dead treasurer's pockets were not disturbed. In one of his pockets was found a piece of brown paper, on which was written in Kirtley's handwriting, "There ate two men in the office." Citizens are investigating the diead treasurer's business affairs, looking to a Justification of th« theory of suicide. There is one fact unquestionable, and that is that Kirtley waa .ntnisb disturbed because business oblig£L$Wn«-were.pr«»s- ing hira, and it is DOHslble that his mind was affected. If he killed himself, and the general drift of public opinion Is toward that solution, he took the greatest precautions' to. make the act of self-destruction appear to be one of murder. Still there were two bullets in his brain and it Isi Relieved physically impossible for Ijlra to have fired both. The revolver witli which the deed was done, it is .ascertained, was bouiglJLt at Lafayette, and'Joifm Bixler, who sold ; it, believes from r.iie description., that Kirtley was the purchaser. Dumuit's Ijmt, Hope Is Gone. San Francisco, Jan. L—Late yesterday afternoon the supreme court refused the application of attorney* for Theodore Dnrrant for a. certificate of probable cause, subntitted to thtt Thursday. Drrowntd in Savbl* Hi* "BmUm. Anderson. In«., Jan. L— Fred, thelS- year-old son of Robert Jacksoc, drowned -while saving the life 9-year-old brother, who had throngJi tie tee while skating- getting Mm out Fred became too u> save, himself and auk, TtM We all IBM; bave tome- thlBfto giro forCniiJtmajt

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