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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, January 6, 1898
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. YEAR. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 6. 1898 NO 57. "MEET ME UNDER THE SKY LIGHT." Attention, Mothers! T HIo be-In" our annual invoicing time vre find our stock of CHILDREN'S > JACKETS much too large for this season 4- ,if the \e:ir. We've laid out on a large till »le 50 Jackets, 4 to 14 years, previously marked from $0 to $10.00 Tlicv arc yours for—year choice We advise you to anticipate vournext season's wants in Children's Jackets An Actual Discount Of 25 per cent, on all Cloth Capes and Jackets, also Furs. at Every Gitnnent marked in plain figures. You're liberty to'pay us 25 per cent less than they me marked, We announce a new line of Outing Flannel, the regular 12 j£c quality; all shades and designs here for.. IOC 2 cases Fancy Calicos, new designs and colorings, always worth 6#c, special at 5c All our HANDKERCHIEFS used for Decoration during the Holidays are to be sold at '/ 2 regular prices. You'll find them displayed on front counter. OFFICE IS THE TOPIC Of Most of the News That Comes from Washington—Civil Service Reform Modification. SHESMAFS VTETS OS TEE SUBJECT. use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours AUTOMATIC. Flours are the Purest Hiul of Highest Grades on the Market THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . .FOR THE. . . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR ... Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache. Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Kheum, Eczema, "Weak Back, Fever and Acrue and all other Diseases arising from Impurities oi the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. HB AViiuld Exempt S<?vcn Positions in His l»<.purtiii<M-.t _ (iii^-e I'n,]«>s..s to Turn I.oosi- Suvurul Tiiou-:in<: — I'rcsident Expected to Onlcr the SU|jK<i.ted Changes— J'oint.s of the ModilicnUon Bill Framed by K»-piil)li<-un K<-])rrsciit:it.ives. Washington. Jan. S.— Secretary Sherman yestt-rtlny sent to the senate his response to the resolution asking the heads of departments for suggestions as to changes in their respective depart men ts. Sherman recommends the ex- unption of the heads of bureaus and the jhit'f clerk of thestate department from the operation of the civil service law. "I found," he says in his statement. "upon entering my duties as secretary of state that the entire clerical force of the department, including the chief clerk ar $:!,MO and six chiefs of bureaus :tt $2,100 each, were under the civil service law under a. premdential order extending its operations so as to embrace those officers. My opinion is that these seven positions sihould be excepted from the operations of the laws governing the civil service, and I so recommend should any changes of the civil service law be contemplated. Would Make Seven I'laces Exempt. "These officers should be either appointed by the president, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, or the secretary of state should be as formerly, acting for the president, empowered to appoint them. All these officers bear a close personal relation to the secretary of state lin the conduct of the departments of the business. It Is through them under the assistant secretaries that he is enzibled to transact his official duties, and it would seem to be the part of prudence and discretion that they should be in sympathetic touch with che head of the department to insure co-operation and harmony of action." / Does >'ot Complain of the Incumbents, The secretary concludes with the statement that he makes no complaint st the present occupants of these offices, bur. ho thinks that upon general princip not tied." "This freedom of action on the part of the secretary of state which should never have be-en curtailed." he say?, "would. I believe, promote the public interests. It should certainly in- stili into those officers a desire to render the hfst possible service to the department and stimulate their highest endeavors to discharge their official duties in harmony with the wishes ot the secretary of state." Onge Would Kxempt Thousands. The letter written by Secretary Gage suggests changes in the civil service regulations which, if made, would take between -1,000 and 5,000 appointments out of the civil service classification and place the selection in his hands or in those of the president. It is the general understanding that whether or not congress acts upon the suggestions of the heads of the several departments, in conformity with the: suggestions, the , ples the secretary's "hands should 2s saall be specified and the papers j/ia.u »r a record •-! the omce. All persons now in the public service are to terminate their service five years from the time that the act takes effect. The measure recognizes the general eligibility of these persons for reappointment. It includes in the civil service postal clerks and letters carriers, in offices having over ten em- ployes exclusive of subordinates. It limits the civ.!} service regulations ro clerks whose compensation is from $900 to 51,800 per year, and includes as clerks copyists, computers, counters and draftsmen. It is pointed out that the essential idea of the foregoing bill is to take out of the civil service all responsible- and important officers, limit- ,in.,:j :.t only to clerks in Washington and ceVtair. large cities and in these cases fixing a tenure of office of five years. Nominated to Official Positions. Washington, Jar. 6.—The name of Charles Pase Bryan, to bo minister to China, was presented to the senate in expcutive session yesterday and referred. Arr.cr.2 the nominations sent to the senate were the following: Xeal McMillan, of Michigan, consul at Port Sarnia. Ont.; Edmond Z. Brodowski. of Illinois. no\v consul at Breslau, Germary, at Fuerth; Leander P. Mitchell, of Indiana, assistant comptroller of the treasury. Collectors of internal revenue: John W. Patterson. Third districl: of Iowa; John M. Kemble, Fourth iiistrict cf Iowa. Pension agent, Jonathan Merriam, at Chicago. Will Xot Publish the Pension Roll. Washington, Jan. 6.—The pension list will not be published. The secretary of the interior is decidedly opposed to the proposition. He does not believe it would result in any grood, but would furnish the claim agents with material for another raid upon the treasury. He thinks that the experience of .the department when the lists were published before, some twenty years ago, would be repeated. Then the old soldiers were deluged with enticing circulars from claim agents, who offered to secure them an increase if they would advance money to pay expense of working up the evidence, Teller's Silver Resolution. Washington, Jan. 6.—The resolution introduced in the senate yesterday de- slaring the bonds of the United States payable in silver dollars is in the language of a resolution introduced by Stanley Matthews in the Forty-fifth con-cress, and which passed both houses. Teller's purpose is to secure a vote upon the resolution, which received an almost two-thirds majority when previously considered. The resolution was referred to the finance cornmitteee, and a irajnrity of the members of that committee are friendly to silver. Cranks Hiiiml the White House. Washington, Jan. 6.—The police offl- rar:> at the White House were yesterday obliged to arrest a crank. He was a middle-aged German named Jacob Clements, who said he lived in New T^rk. For the past three days he has haunted the White House, endeavoring to obtain access to the president. Yesterday he called and announced that God had sent him; that he bore the mark on his brow and that he must see the president. When he was denied he became boisterous. HEUYErU Hanria Declares He Will Stay in the Fight Until Victorious or Defeated. LEADESS AILE ABOUT M)M OUT. president make most of these changes by executive order. Wilson, oC the asrricu'turaldepartment.says that the chief troubte in his department is with employes covered into the service without examination. CHIEF TOPIC IN CO.VGKESS, TOO. Both Houses Give Their First Day After Holidays to Civil Service. Washington. Jan. I!.—The presentation of the replies of the members of Senator Burke Co-oj>entte< with the Republicans and Hius a Conference with Hanna—Opposition Nut United oil a Man Talk of Indictments Over the Griffith. Case. Which Banna Men Scorn—Women Coming Into the Fight ou Both Sides. Columbus, O., Jan. 6.—In reply to the reports about Secretary Sherman, Assistant Secretary Day, Representative Grosvenor and others being made the Republican United States senatorial nominee, Hanna yesterday :?aid positively that he would never retire. He says he was nominated by the Toledo state convention for senator and canno: retire in lavor of any other one. If he is defeated the responsibility for disregarding: the' decree of the state convention will rest on those who are now co-operating with the Democrats. The senator insists that he will never withdraw, even if defeat should become inevitable; but he still insists that he will win out before another week rolls around. Hanna, Kurtz and other leaders &;re now almost worn out, and they evidently have a long struggle still ahead, of them. Burke Returns to His Party. In the senate yesterday Burke showed some tendency to co-operate with his Republican colleagues. The Democrats wanted to report the committees, but Burke stopped it by saying he would vote with the Republicans. Later in the day Burke was in conference with Hanna, and he spent most of his time with the Hanna workers. The Republicans announced Tuesday that they would hold no joint senatorial caucus, and. the Democratic members have ma^de the same announcement. The anti-Hanna Republicans will have no caucus, so that, there will be no test of strength till next Tuesday. While the Hanna men are still short three or more votes on the current claims of both sides, yet the "combine" is having its troubles in fixing on some one who can command a.ll the Democratic votes as well as that of the dissenting Republicans. VON DER AKE'S BASE BALL CLUB. Sot Sold to Brush. luid » S^. LoiUn Sy»M- c»tc in th«- field. St. Louis, Jan. 6.—The news man who l>:.^ruphed all over the country that Brush, the Indianapolis base ball roan, had bought the Von der Abe aggregation of the National League, was undoubtedly "too previous." Brush has not bought the club. It appears now that there is a sort of contest between a syndicate of St. Louis men and another syndicate headed by John T. finish, for the control of the St. Louis League franchise. Brush is in the Missouri city :ill riarlit, and with him he ; William Schmidt, of. Indianapolis, and a sac-hel in which $60.000 is neatly keil away, intended for part pay- ueiu on the purchase of the base ball ranchiso. But Brush probably will not get his uinds on the Browns after all. Yes- erday it was announced on the best of au-hority that a syndicate of young -msiness men of St. Louis has made all anangemems for buying the Browns •mil will pay $00,COO for the National League franchise, grounds, etc.. which v,-ill" be- turned over by President Von der Ahe free of all incumbrance. Von der Ahe was seen last night an* said: "The truth of the whole matter s that these gentlemen are all dicker- .ns, for the Brovrns, and that as yet no deal has been consummated. You can bank on this, despite what anybody 'I'll The rent of an Indefinite Deadlock. anti-Hanna Republicans an- Confirmed by the Senate. Washington, Jan. 6.—The senate confirmed these nominations: Consuls, Church Howe, of Nebraska, at Palermo. Sicily; P. C. Hanna, of Iowa, at Sari Juan. Porto Rico; William K. Herzog. of Illinois, at Zittau, Germany; Archibald A. Young, of Indiana, to be surveyor of customs for Indianapolis, Inc.. nounce positively that under no circumstances will they vote for a Democrat. They will continue the deadlock indefinitely rather lhan elect a Democratic senator. The Press was out with a sen sational extra edition last night announcing- that the Democratic prosecut- 1 ng attorney had presented the-senatorial situation to the grand jury. In referring to this inquisition The Press says sworn statements have been submitted to the grand jury from Representative and Mrs. Griffith, of Union county; Representative George Spel- meyer and Chris Monter, of Cincinnati; Hon. X. R. Hysell, of Columbus, and others, against certain workers for Hanna. This affair is pronounced as an attempt at intimidation by the 3anna men. HANNA MEN LAUGH AT INDICTMENT Wants » Tax on Mixed Flour. Washington, Jan. 6.—Senator Mason yesterday introduced a bill fixing a spe- cia:. tax upon the manufacture of mixed Hour, manufacturers being required to pay $1000. Mixed flour is defined by the bill to be the food product made from wheat and mixed with ground corn Wants That Seal Law Repealed. Washington, Jan. 6. — Johnson of i,i*Jll UL LUC A C^JtiCVJ '-'J. ti4i_ iii»,ii»u\-iu \j •. the cabinet to the resolution calling for J, °r other foreign_substances. information as to the application of the [ civil service law to the various depart- ) meats of the government, together with | North Dakota introduced a bill in the the consideration'of the bill establish- j house yesterday to repeal the law which ing a bureau for the twelfth census, [ has just gone into effect relative to pelagic sealing and the importation of seal skins taken by pelagic sealers. Wants a Gold Standard Alone. Washington, Jan. 6.—Representative Clark, of Iowa, has introduced a bill making the gold dollar the sole unit of Kuhuiut DC Forest a thoroughly ap-to-date periodical f>r women, will eater upon its thirty-first volume in 189$. During ihe year il will be is heretofore A MIRROR OF FASHION Parts and New York \ Each issue will contain ctrcfully pre- JT....I ~-~ pared draw-iocs of the advance fashions Fastitons ! of Paris and New York. Once a month A Colored Fashfan • the BAZAR will issue, free, a colored Supplement ! fashion supplement. Cut pa.perpatterns Cut Paper Patterns : made a filature. 'Hiesc will be sold in t o: ui««t.ia OnMon : connection with eich issue it a uniform n D/— fWCtfKIJr lUitCtfl . • TK« MATA-I, u-ill T)E^ ni,W»-h Ki ' i pnce. 1 ne t>AZA-lt win also puDlu>n DI- SAe*M' l weekly, free, an outline pattern sheet. LONG SERIALS AND SHORT STORIES WILD EELEN Jj,- H-lLLJ.tlt EI^CK- RAGGED LADY S-r K'. D. .10li-F"f! These and a scere of other ec^ially prominent writers will contribute short stories to ihe BAZAR in 1893, — making <lhe paper cspecUlly rich in M»iy E. DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES OUR PARIS LETTER THE LONDON LETTER £y XATHJRIXP DF FOXEST J$r Xrs. ft'Ci T-VZY S!G£iO!f CLUB WOMEN HUMOR Wfihini Black Two f:unousaulho.rswill contribute long serial iitories to th« BAZAR in iSqS. The firct deals with Scotch and Continental scenic, the second is a story of a young girl, versatile, and typically American. Maty E. Wilkina Octave Thanet H. P. Spofford M. S. Briscoe There -will be B series of articles on Etiquette. Music, the Voice, Art, the Play, Women and Men, Lea ders among Women, Gardening, Honjcieeping, Life and Health, Indoor Details, etc. 10c, Ji Copy (Send for Fret Prttptctuil Sub., $4 a Ytir Potfagt fne in &tt Uiaicd Stoxtts, CCBWU&, attd* J&rv*. Mdrtiii HARPER 4 BROTHERS. Publishers, Htir York City precipitated a civil service debate in the senate yesterday, when it reconvened after the holidays. Cullom, the author of the resolution; Allen of Nebraska. Cockrell and others took part in the debate, which wiis not particularly interesting except in spots. Davis gave notice that he would call up the Hawaiian annexation treaty next Monday in executive session. Tho most important measure introduced was a concurrent resolution by Teller declaring ail the bonds of the United States, principal and interest, payable in sixteen- lo-one silver dollars, and that such action is no violation of public faith. It v. as referred. Like the senate, the first thing that struck the house was a civil service de- bai--. the subject coming: up on the item in the legislative, executive and juUiciaJ appropriation bill for the maintenance of the commission. The debate in the house is only preliminary to any programme which the enemies of the law may agree upon. The member.-; of the iouse are divided into three ca:i:ps on this question—those who stand by the lav.', those who advocate its entire repeal, and those who desire its modification. While the talk is soins on in congress the special committee of Kepublicans appointed by a caucus of opponents of the present law has drawn up a bill which makes sweeping changes in the present system, the most important of which is the establishment of a five- year tenure of office for those government employes •who are brought within the terms of the bill. The measure limits the application oil the civil service system to the departments tn "WaishiEgton and to such other localities where the total number of employes exceeds twenty-five. All appointees are commissioned for five years, with, the power of removal clearly regulated and vested in the appointing power. It is provided, however, that no removal shall be made for political or religious cajiises, and in case of rejaoY«l tk£ value. ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE WORK. Kills Introduced to Make Corporation* -Pay Some Freight." Springfield. Jan. 6.—In the senate yesterday the senatorial apportionment bill was read a second time and advanced to third reading. Berry introduced his amended revenue bill, which is similar to the one introduced by Anderson in the house. Fitzpatrick introduced a bill providing- that any insurance company doing business in this state shall pay a tax of 2 per cent, on KTC^ premiums collected from persons within this state, said revenue to be used for general state purposes He- ferrcd to committee on revenue. Sayler introduced a bill in the house designed to enable the assessor to get at moneys, stocks, bonds, etc., in safety deposit vaults. The Anderson revenue bill was considered. Several sections were read, but nothing done with them except to postpone to next Tuesday. The senate revenue committee has declared in favor of retaining township assessors. The senate sub-committee on revenue has decided to take up the Berry bill as a. basis upon which to draft a bill to be presented to the senate. Couldn't Mate His Business Pay. Rockford, Ills,, Jan. 5.—The Rockford foundry, one of the largest concerns of its kind in tlaia city, has discontinued business. The proprietor, A. "W. McArthur. announced that the suspension was wholly voluntary and was caused by the low prices accepted by outside competing-job foundries. Claiming JTew Accessions—Women Cutting a Large Figure in the Fipht. The Hanna men laugh at the attempt to secure indictments against certain workers and say that the men who are spending the money are the ones to raise the cry about bribery. The cry of the opposition has been that of "bossism and boodle" during the contest At the anti-Hanna headquarters they v.-ere confidently claiming a new accession last night, but refused to give the name of the member. Senator Burke and .everal other members got away from the pressure last night by returning to their homes. Following close on the reports abou Mrs. Griffith taking a deep interest in the vote of her husband on the senator- ship comes a report that Mrs. Snider the wife of Representative Snider, o Green county, is taking an Interest In the contest, and is unfavorable to th< opposition. Snider attended the Republican house caucus last Saturday night and voted for Boxwell for speakei on Monday, but the opposition is con stantly after him to vote against Han na- In connection with the reports about Representative Griffith, and especially about the preference of Mrs. Griffith, there are reports that the wives of other Republican members are being enlisted in the contest. And there are reports that the wives of some Democratic members are urging their husbands not to vote for any Republican senator, but to stand out for a Democrat. Kurtz and his associates are reported to be unable to control the anti-Hanna' Republican members for a Democratic senator, and the McLean managers are believed to have the same trouble to get all the Democrats to support a Republican for sien- ator. Governor Bushnell and members of his staff attended the theatre last night, and an incident occurred to cause much cheerins for Hanna. STREET CAR COMPANIES COMBINE. Union Organized to tfigftt Hoi tlon In the Piralrla State. Chicago, Jan. 6. — A combination, irathering in all the istreet railway companies in the state of Illinois, waa lormed yesterday at the Great Northern hotel to fight hostile legislation at Springfield and conserve mutual interests. Representatives of r.early thirty street railway companies in this city and all over the state were present to adopt by-laws and elect officers. The preamble of the constitution announces that the association is formed for closer co-operation and other objects common to the street railway fraternity. C. T. Ye-rkes was not present in person but sent representatives of his roads. The officers, elected for a term of one' vear, are as follows: President, W. H. Patterson, Bloomington; secretary and treasurer, T. J. Minary. Springfield; >.'i(-e president, L. Sherwood, Elgin; executive committee. W. H. Patterson, C. K. Minary, L. Sherwood, W. L,. Ferguson, Docatur; B. F. Harris. Champaign; J. Barker, Peoria, and W. F.- Brenan. Chicago. The afternoon session was confino-d to the discussion of matters pertinent to the street railway business. The first annual convention of the association will be held the third Wednesday in May. _ Illinois Insurant:* l>ccl*!on. Springfield. Ills., Jan. 6.—Insurance Superinu'ndem Van Cleave yesterday rendered a decision that it was in lation of the law for an Insurance com-' pany to print upon the back of its policy or upon its advertising matter sr.y other than its corporate name, and that if it is a joint policy issued by two or more companies it can only'use on its policy and advertising matter the corporate name of the several companies issuing- such JwHcyj \FU1 Practice Law »nd Theology. Carthage, Ills., Jan. 6.—Judge C. J. Scofield, ex-judg-e of the circuit court in the old Ninth judicial district of-Illinois, and appellate judge in the Mount Vernon district, has accepted the pastorate of the Christian church in this city for the ensuing year. He will also continue to practice Jaw in this city. Politician Arrested for Embezzlement Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. S.^James E. McBride. a member of the Populist national committee and prominent in Michigan Populist circles, was arrested yesterday on the charge of embezzling $300 from a^ lowi Des Moines, la., Jan. 6.—The members of the legislature began to arrive in. Des Moines yesterday, for the meeting nextMonday. Last night itwae announced that all the candidates for speaker before the Republican caucus had withdrawn in favor of J. H. Punk, oir Hardin county. This insures the election of Funk by the unanimous Republican vote. The last to withdraw were Hanger, of Blackhawk, and Lavendar, of Calhoun county. Kail lire at ft rand Rapid*. Grand Rapids. Mich., Jan. 6.—George R. Mayhew, one of the best known loca.l shoe merchants, filed a trust mortgage yesterday for amounts of about $30,000. naming the Penisular Trust company as trustees. He has been in business on Monroe street for twenty years and had the most elaborate stocK of shoes in the city. . Thugs Have Little for Their Trouble. Kansas' City, Mo., Jan. 6.—Tuesday night's hold-up on the Kansas City, jMttsburg and Gulf railway appears to •save proven a wind haul. All the rob- aers got -was a. few package* ot Jewelry of iittle value. __^^_ HELD-UP AND BRUTALLY BEATEN. Two Illinois Stock Buyers the Victim* of the Highway Thujr- Vincennes, Ind., Jan. 6.—Elijai Ford and H. L. Fisher, two well Known farmers and stock buyers of Crawford county. Ills., were held up and robbed a short distance wes't of this city Tuesday night by two highwaymen. They failed to secure any money, but beat their victims in an unmerciful manner. In their haste they overlooked J170 on Ford. F.ord is a stock buyer, and usually has considerably money on his person, which his assailants certainly knew. Henry Byers, of this city, was arrested yesterday charged with being one of the footpads, and has made a partial confession, implicating otters. Other arrests. Hill R»yal n*kc* tie food pare, •wbolttttmi mad KM. Kuan* mraa oo, •

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