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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, January 7, 1898
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••HlffllPl^P^pSIW??^! -T^T^^T^P-'^Bit^^^a^^^Rp^-7""'" "^^BlfSiSS^F ' ' ___^___ THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS •23D YEAR. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 7. 18$* NO 58. "MEET ME UNOER THE SKY LIGHT." Attention, Mothers! 'TTHIS bein^ our an:nual invoicing J we find our stock of CHILDREN'S JACKETS much too large forthisseasoo nf the venr. We've laid out on a large table »(i Jackets, 4 to 14 years, previously marked from $6 to $10.00 Tbev are yours for—your choice We advise you to anticipate your next season's wants in Children's Jackets An Actual Discount Of 25 per cent, on all Cloth Capes and Jackets, also Furs. Every Garment marked in plain figures. You're at liberty to pay us 2~> per cent less than they u:e marked. We announce a new line of Outing Flannel, the regular I2^c quality; all shades and designs here for. IOC 2 cases Fancy Calicos, new designs and colorings, always worth 6>_c, special at 5>c All our HANDKERCHIEFS used for Decoration during the Holidays are to be sold at % regular prices. You'll find them displayed on front counter. iD * * -—• i—i >_* ^"*" -*— — — ~ ise Logan Mill- igg Co.'s Flours AUTOMATIC Flours arc tiie Purest and 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, Eliliousncss, Liver and Kidney Complaints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache. Lose of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Rheum, Eczema, Wenk Back, Fever and Ague 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. Lead in the Attack and Defense Respectively of the National Civil Service Law. GAEL SC5UBZ GIVEff A LOUD BLAST. By the Ohio Man Who Wants the Law Modified —Harprr's Weekly Kditor Denounced as i! Corrupt Politician and His JLeaffue CollWitfues Foul Political Deina- i;ciKii«ii—Jolin-son of Indiana Heads the iDcfemlerst oi" the System. 'Washing-ton. Jan. 7.—The friends and enemies of the civil service law exchanged broadsides in the house yesterday. The heaviest guris on each si.'e were brought into acUon. Grosvenor and Johnson, of Indiana each made an exhaustive speech and kept iheirrespeetive sides inconstant furore. The interest in the debate was much more lively than on Wednesday. The crowded galleries, which were plainly in sympathy with the opponents of the law. became so very noisy in their demonstrations of approval at one juncture that the chair was compelled to call them to order. Johnson was warmly sustained by the friends of the law on the floor, but he got very little applause from the galleries. Grosvenor did not define his attitude in detail but gave his adhesion, to the bill agreed on by the opponents of the law. Kepi lex to Carl Schui?, Grosvenor began by replying to Carl Schurz, who in his address r.o the Civil Service League at Cincinnati had excoriated men like Grosvenor, who Schurz says attacked him for being a traitor tc his party while, said. Schurz. these men were attempting to violate on.e of the most prominent planks in every Republican national platform for years. Hhis brought from Grosvenor a red hot denunciation of Schurz, whose political career he characterized as the "checkered, spotted, leprous! career of one who betrayed every party and every duty to which he was bound, and whose betrayals had been his only stock in trade in the arena of politics." He also declared Schurz politically corrupt ar.d called the men who met with him at Cincinnati "foul political demagogues." Refers to Hie Parly Pledges, Ther. referring to charges that he was antagonizing the president on thi.3 matter Grcsvenor jumped on the "cuckoo" and kept the house in a roar. Replying to the charge ma,de against himself and his colleagues that they were betraying the Republican party hi- reviewed the platform of the Republican party to show that the present position occupied by the majority of the house was not inconsistent with these declarations, "For I give the members of the civil service committee notice," said he. "that we have a majority on this floor and you cannot strangle a majority in the American congress." [Applause.] He argued that when the St. I.ouis platform was adopted the extensions contained in the Cleveland order of May, 1S96, had not been understood. The Republicans coming into power on a platform adopted before theS'5 vast extensions were not in honor bound to agree to them. Says the People Oppose the Law, One of Grosvenor's statements which evoked an enthusiastic outburst from the galleries was in the nature of a warning that if members refused to listen to the voice of the people in hostility to this law they would not be members of the Fifty-sixth house of representatives. He argued that the people were overwhelmingly opposed to the law. and said that hundreds of thousands of Republicans felt a secret-sympathy with Mayor Van Wyck, of New York, who announced that none but Democrats would be appointed to office under the new city government. Governor Black had said a few days ago that when the "late unlamented" Republican government of New York ca.me into power there were 15,000 Tammany men in office and %vhen it expired there were still 15,000 Tammany men on the pay roll. JOHNSON DEFENDS THE KEFORM. a thoroughly ur>-to-date periodical lor women, will entsr upon its thirty-firsi volume in iSoS. During the year it will be is heretofore A MIRROR OF FASHION Pan's and New York I teich issue will contain carefully pre£•_..*. •„-« pared drawings of the advance fashions rasnions \ ^ p.^ and Ncw York Onci . a month A Colored Fashion ' the BAZAR will issue, free, a colored Vnnntamant j fashion supplement. Cut paper patterns supplement \ ^ wnain gowns i nea ch number mil be Cut Paper Patterns '• raadc a feature. These will be sold in J flr Waelrlr PnHarn ' connection with each issue at a uniform * at-neemy t auern pricc T | ic BAIAK _.;]] ^ polish bi- Sheet I \vcekly, free, an outline pattern shect- DDNG SERIALS AND SHORT STORIES Two f arflousauthors will contribute long seriidstoriesto the BAZAR in tSoS. The first deals with Scotch and Continental scere<, the second is a story of a young girl, versatile, and typically American. M«ry E. Wilkins Octave Th*cet Ktthariac DC Foret H. P. Spofford WILD EELEN Jr tWLLlAX S,'-ACJC RAGGED LADY Sf •'*". D. HOirFLt.5 These and a score of other equally prominent vmiers will contribute short stories to the BA^AK io 1895, _ miking the paper especially lich io Mkly E . w fiction. w. D. HoweU. M. S. Briscoe DEPARTMENTS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES OUR PARIS LETTER THE LONDON LE1TER f? XATHAR1XF- DE FOREST .Sy 3/n. FOULTXSr SKELOIP CLUB WOMEN HUMOR Sj HJKCARFT It. WELCH /> JCH.V A'&VCS/CA- J?.<-VGS There -<rUl te a series cJ articles on Etiquette, Music, the Voiijr, Art, the Play, Women and Men, Leaders among Women, Gardening, Housekeeping, Life and Health, Indoor Details, etc. lOc. »Cop7 Send for Free Prospectus) Sub.. $4 it Year 2'aiafifni ixlxt UtditdSiaits, Cm**!*, daa!ikjcica. Mdittt HARPER * BROTHERS, Publishers, New York City Evils He Thinks Inherent in the "Spoils' System—Effect in Ohio, Johnson of Indiana, one of the ardent defenders of the law. followed Grosvenor with an extended argument in support cf the merit system.*. He took occasion to review the history of the civil service, pointing out that previous 1 ti the time of Jackson the spoils sys- j tern did not exist. Men were appointed ! to office for fitness, yet never was par! ty feeling stronger than then. In Eng- j hin-J, where the merit system prevailed, I party spirit was most vigorous. It was absurd, he contended, tc :;ay that party spirit must be fed upon the bribe of office. He repudiated the statements of the adversaries of the law that Lincoln and Grant believed in the spoils system. During his review of the records o* eminent men on this question Johnson "became involved in a controversy with his colleagues, Landis of Indiana, and during the cross-firing the galleries became so obstreperous in thoir approval oi: the position of the latter that the chair was obliged to suspend the debate a:ad admonish the spectators that such demonstrations must cease. In enumerating the evils of the "spoils" system Johnson said it made cowards of legislators, stormed the White House, interfered with the departments: it reached into the Capitol a:ad shared legislation; it exalted the oiEce broker and attacked, villified an<I calum mated the conscientious men. Words, he declared, could not do justice to the Infamy of this prolific evil which had debauched the civil service. Ii: seemed Incredible to turn that men could dare advocate a return to this saturnalia. He took up ti,e criticisms of tile op-onents- of the la^r one te aat und ansv.-ered them, frequently evoRmg applause from ihe friends of the law on the floor-. The talk of a civil pension, he said, was a bugaboo designed to frighten the defenders of the merit system. Speaking to the Republican side of the hou.se he told his colleagues that the merit system was a Republican child. "WTitle George H. Pendleton was its author In inception it was a Republican measure. Every Republican senator and all, except seven. Republican members of the house voted for it. It had been indorsed by state and na- tionai conventions. Cities and states were adopting it. The American people •wore behind it. Johnson attributed the present "discordant and disgraceful scene" now being: enacted in Ohio v.-ith its "visions of sepaturships going glimmering" to the scramble for spoils state and national, arid said that the surest way to put Bryan and his black banner in the White House in 1900 would be for the Republican party to be recreant to its trust and to slap in the face those who believed in an honestly conducted service. Johnson concluded with an eloquent appeal to McKinley to stand by the principle upon the perpetuity of which the permanence of our institutions depended. Incidentally during his speech Johnson advocated the one-term law for presidents. Johnson was given an snthusisistlc demonstration of approval when he concluded. Coniiul Appointments Confirmed. Washington, Jan. 7.—The senate yesterday confirmed the following nominations: To be United States consuls, Edws.rd D. Winslow. of Illinois, at Stockholm. Sweden: M^-hael J. Burke, of Illinois, at Port Sar.ley and Saint Thonms, Canada: Louis H. Ayme, of Illinois, at Guada'.oupe. West Indies; J. K- McGvann, of Wisconsin, at Dunfermline. Scotland; C. W. Merriam, of Wisconsin, at Brockville, Ontario; Daniel E. McGinley, of Wisconsin, at Athens, Greece. Will Hear the Monetary Commission. Washington, Jan. 7.—The house committee on banking and currency made arrangements yesterday to hear representatives of the Indianapolis monetary commission on Jan. 12 relative to the bill for currency reform prepared by tha.t body. Semite Transacts Little Business. Washington, Jan. 7.—While the senate was in session two hours yesterday practically no business was transacted beyond the passage of a few bills of little importance. One was a measure to protect the name and insignia of the Red Cress society. Increase in the Army Agreed To. Washing-ton, Jan. 7.—The senate committee on military affairs yesterday ordered a favorable report on the bill in- creaslr.g the military force of the country to the exter.t of two regiments of artillery. TWO KILLED, FIVE FATALLY HURT. tee Ho'ise In Micb.iir.an Collapses While ISO Men Were at Work Thereit.. - W.'h.irmore Lake, Mich.. Jan. 7.—The Toledo Ice company's mammoth ice house, in course of erection here, collapsed yesterday afternoon, killing two men instantly, probably fatally wounding five and injuring a dozen others. The dead are: Albert Morey and Oscar O'Conner, ls.borers. Seriously injured —John McBride. chief carpenter, of Owosso. arm and leg broken and jaw crushed: J. Commite, carpenter, of Toledo, internally injured; George Martin, breast crushed: H. Stilson, internally injured; B. Fultz, head crushed. One hundred and fifty laborers were at work on the building, which was 15C feet wide and about 250 feet long, divided into five rooms. The west out- s-ide wall first fell, the others following in rapid succession, until the entire structure lay flat upon the ground with the men struggling beneath it. A special train from Ann Arbor has arrived to take care of the injured. The cause of the collapse is not known as the buildirg was considered perfectly safe.- Ten thousand dollars will cover the loss. CHARGED? DISLOYALTY RESENTED. United States Consul General Blackballed by a Canadian Club. Montreal. Jan. 7.—United States Consul General John M. Bittinger was last night blackballed by the St. James club, the leading social organization in the city, which numbers among its members the present and past governors general of Canada, many prominent Canadians and the principal citizens of .Montreal. It is said that no less than fifty black balls were cast. Colonel Knapp, of New York, and Hon. W. A. Anderson, of Wisconsin, Bittinger's predecessors, were honored, and esteemed members of the club. Bittinger's defeat was undoubtedly brought about by an article published in a Chicago paper a week ago last Sunday, which was telegraphed to and published in full by the local newspapers. In the article mentioned, Bit- linger was made to say that the French-Canadian citizens of Quebec were forming secret societies and arranging for an outbreak looking to the independence of Canada. Chicago Hor>*» Show Premiams. Springfield. Ills., Jan. 7.—At a meeting >.if the state board of agriculture just before adjournment an order was passed for the immediate payment of about 66 2-3 per cent, of the indebtedness ol! the late horse show at Chicago, including premiums, there being money enough on hand for that purpose. The rems.ining indebtedness will be paid after the determination of the pending litigation in Chicago. The board in- dorsi?<3 the action of the secretary in deciding against the Canadian horse, Royal Standard, which is characterized as a ringer and its owner tarred from ever competing- in any show held by *he Illinois state agricultural board. Death of a Fione«r lowan. Keolnzk, la-. Jan. T.^Iudge O. F. Daviis, who came to Iowa fifty years ago, died yesterday afternoon. He was a prominent banker, and a special inspector of-the public land service undee Harriiron. THE PEOPLE Hanna Men at Columbus Call a Mass Convention on the Senatorial Struggle. DEMAND THAT PLEDGES BE KEPT. Declare the "Combiix!" an "Culioly Compact" and A.-k the Voters to Speak Out Loud—Anything to Beat Hanna Now— I>emocratic Movennent to Change Cou- gressional Districts and Retire tirosvcnor — Bedkey on the Side of Hauna. Columbus, 0., Jan. 7.—A call was issued last night by the Republican stale executive committee for a mass convention of Republicans to be held in this city next ilonday afternoon to protest against the attempt to defeat Senator Hanna, The call says in part: "The Republicans of Ohio in county, district and state conventions assembled last spring and summer, promised the people they would return Hon. M. A. Hanna to the senate of the United States. A pledge more sacred was never given. Upon this issue one of the fiercest political campaigns in the history of our state was fought until you achieved a splendid victory. During- this campaign a few conspirators, pretended Republicans, not giving heed to the lawfully expressed will of a vast majority of their party, sought in every section of the state to defeat the legislative nominees of the Republican party. Overwhelmed and defeated by your ballets they have since consorted with your enemies for the purpose of defeating your will, solemnly expressed at the ballot-box. "2*ot io Anger, but in Shame.** "By these acts thc-y have shown that they do not love the great and beneficent principles of our party and that the wishes of the people are not to be regarded by them. All that is dear to them is personal revenge and spoils. Not in anger, but with -shame, we inform you that some of your representatives in the general assembly have joined in this unholy compact, and th«ra is danger that they will disregard your wishes and expressed instructions. We, therefore, call upon you to assemble a.cd consult as to how our state can be saved i'rom this infamy and to petition your representatives by your presence and by your words to faithfully perform the duty which you imposed upon them." Anybody to Brat Mark Hanna. A report was current last night that a telegram had been received by the Democratic leaders from John R. McLean, requesting that his name be kept out of the senatorial matter and urging the Democrats to agree upon a candidate Cor senator to defeat Hanna. While there was no positive confirmation of this story there were developments which led to the belief that it contained some truth. Wednesday evening The Press, a local Democratic paper, contained an editorial advising the Democratic members to vote for a Democrat for senator. Last night the same paper reversed its position editorially and advised the Democratic members to vote for any Republican tc defeat Hanna. It is also known that influence is being brought to force all the Democrats into line. AFTER THE SCALP OF GROSVEXOR. Proposal for a Kew Deal on Congressmen —Kedkey Out for Uunml. The Democrats are now demanding-, it is said, a congressional "gerrymander." It is said that Senator Finck, •-•* Perry county, whom Representative Grosvenor defeated one year ago, is engaged, in preparing the redistricting measure. He seeks to put himself and General Grosvenor in a strong Democratic district, so that the old battle can be fought over. Firiclc's bill, it is claimed, will receive the support of Kurtz, who wants to down the Athenian statesman and get even with him for taking a hand in the senatorial contest. Henry H. Redkey, representative from Highland county, came out yesterday for Hanna. He has been claimed repeatedly by the anti-Hanna people. Several anti-Hanna Republicans came here Wednesday from Highland county to labor with Reclkey. He gave them an audience in the- smoking room of the house, and listened patiently until they were through. At the conclusion he told them hf; would support Hanna. Whien asked about the matter last evening Redkey said: "You can state that I am fully determined to vote for Senator Hanna. and shall do so'next Tuesday. I so announced myself today and will not reconsider the matter, as it has been fully settled in his mind." Representative W. A. Scott, Jr., of Fulton county, said he preferred to wait until he saw his constituents before committing himself on the matter and added: "You can state, and positively, that I will not vote for anybody but a straight Republican next Tuesday. Further I do not care to be quoted." LEXOW COMMITTEE FOR CHICAGO. Police To Me Investigate—Apportionin«»t Bill Through Both Hou»f s, Springfield. Ills., Jan. 7.—In the senate yesterday the senatorial apportionment bill was passed—So to 10, one of the ten being Stubblefie.ld (Rep.), of Bloomington — and now goes to the governor, who will sign it. The :>enate also adopted the resolution 'to investigate the Chicago police. The president announced the committee as follows: Berry, Aspinwali, Baxter, Lrimdin. Bolmger (Reps.); Mahoney (Dem.), and Dresser (Pop.). Putnam's joint resolution was adopted providing- thsit the two houses concur in the recommendations of the governor relative to the Peoria incurable insane asylum. Littler offered a joint resolution providing that when the two houses adjourn on Friday. Jan. _1. they stand adjourned sine die. Lost—3 yeas, 21 nays, The house agreed upon sections 13 and 42 of the Compton revenue bill. providing for the annual assessment of all personal property and assets of corporations. The McEniry bill Imposing a tax on the gross receipts oi gas and electric light companies tvas sent to a third reading in the house. An amendment was adopted increasing the rate of taxation from 2 to 4 per cent, of the gross receip'ts. Another anti-corporation bill introduced taxes telephone companies $10 a year for every'telephone in- use. DASTARD BLOWS OUT HIS BRAINS. Miscreant Wio Muzdered a Mara and Hl» •Wife Through a Window. Fairbury, Neb., Jan. 7.—The pursuit of an assassin was concluded when William Baker was run to earth and forced to kill himself to avoid summary execution. When the mob closed in on its'vScttttft&e'man blew out hi* brains with the same weapon with which he had assassinated his brother, Geo. Baker, and his wife. Tuesday the remains of the murdered couple were found in their residence near town. They had been shot by" an assassin who fired through the window. Not a clew- was left except the footprints of the supposed murderer in a near-by field. The mob hunt was started with the aid of bloodhounds and the fiend was run to earth in the barn on the premises of an uncle of the murdered man. A muffled report was heard within the structure as the crowd drew near. The building was completely surrounded by the mob, and with weapon* drawn a dozen men rushed to the doors of the structure. Within, lying- on the floor, was the body of Baker. The only motive for the crime was a quarrel George had with his brother recently^ over a piece of land. Tulki-d 1,.)OO Miles Apart. Minneapolis, Jan. 7.—A practical test of the wonders of the long-distancetele- phone was made yesterday between the Minneapolis office and Lowell, Mass. Charles J. Olidden, president of the Traders' National bank, of Lowell, -was in Minneapolis, and presided OTjer the regular meeting of the bank directors in Lowell. Glidden readily recognized the voice of each director as he spoke into the long-distance instrument. The line was over 1,500 miles in length. Ohio United Mine Workers. Columbus, O.. Jan. 7.—About 100 delegates representing the Ohio district of the United Mine Workers of America met here yesterday. The gathering was the largest of the kind ever held in Ohio. The morning session was taken up in organization and the greater part of the afternoon was spent in the hearing o? the president's annual address and the report of the secretary-treasurer. Independent Democrat at SlempJifS. Memphis. Tenn., Jan. 7.—Joseph J. Williams, independent Democrat, was elected mayor of Memphis over Hon. Lucas Clapp. the present incumbent, by a majority of about 500 votes. The entire independent ticket was also carried! by reduced majorities. A featura of the contest was the arrival in Hemphi:; of the Cook county Marching club, of Chicago, in the interest of the regular Democrats. Doesn't Want a National Office. Watseka, Ills., Jan. 7.—Judge C. W. Raymond, of this city, has been tendered and has declined the position of United States civil service commissioner. The judge said Wednesday night that he was gratified, of course, in receiving such recognition from the president, hut felt that it would be better -for him to continue his law practice. Call for a Tripartite Funion. Topoka, Kan., Jan. 7.—The Populist state central committee resolved to caH a fusion committee meeting for Jan. 11 at TopeSa for conference of Populists, Democrats and free silver Republicans. ^ resolution was adopted against turj special session of the legislature. A fortune of SlT.OOO.UOu awaits the heirs of Jacob Baker, who was a colonel under George Washington, and after the revolutionary war settled in Philadelphia. There are 400 heirs, a I large number of -whom now reside at •eilman. la- It to the Corporaclo**. Lansing, JIicb,.,Jan. 7,—Commissioner Campbell has notified each foreign insurance company writing insurance in Michigan that no deductions in the way of rebates, reinsurance, abatements or return premiums will be allowed, but that the 3 per cent, tax be computed on the gross Michigan earnings. The companies have been accustomed to make these dfjductions heretofore. Butter-worth'* Condition Encouraging;, Tbomasville, Ga.., Jan. 7.—The ncwa from the sick room of Hon. Benjamin Butter-worth ig decidedly more encouraging. He has been improving slowly but steadily since "Wednesday, and • his physicians are more hope-fu! than they have been since he was stricken •Sown. Rcy«l •Kkeo the food pore, whoto-oa* «t4

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