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OAILYPHAKOS FB.IDAYJAN., 34,1898. WfilJ. T. IOBTHAIK W. BABNE8. * Biarnen. •DJIOKB AMD PBOPRIETOHS. — Daily P« r per year The Inviolability of Contracts. Secretary Gage, whose recommendations congress is expected to adopt- demands that the terms of the contract under which millions of government bonds were sold shall je 'changed in the Interest of the joridhold'iirs. A well known writer, upon the suggestion that MEN have been expelled from the 'United States senate for bribe glv- ilng. ^_ CONSUL GENERALISE reports that 200,300 Cubans are on the verge of utarvatlon And still the war of extermination goes on. Humanity demands that this nation interfere to utop the awful destruction of life and property on that fair island. THE Democrats na»e taus taken a perfectly definite position on the money question. They are against the retirement of greenbacks; they are untoganistic to any increase in the power or the privileges of national banks; they lire committed, practically, to the silver standard. They are preaching their doctrine as peculiarly important to the common people—the poor and striving— In whose hearts they seek to stir up bitterness against them that have. Indianapolis News'. In the main this statement Is true. It is true that the position of the Democrats upon the money question is known. They are against the retirement of the greenbacks. They are opposed to any Increase in power or privileges or national banks. They arc opposed to gold monometallism. It is true that they are sincere in the belief that the permanent establishment of gold monometallism will in time impoverish the laboring and producing classes. It is true that they believe that should gold be made the sole money with which all debts must be paid that its scarcity will so increase its purchasing power as to bring ruin upon the laboring and producing classes throughout the world. It is not true, however, that the Democrats are seeking to stir up bitterness against the rich. The gamu thing was said against the Democrats in Jackson's time when the money power sought, as it is DOW seeking, the control of the monetary affairs of the nation. In the very nature of things the present contest is between the idle holders of idle wealth on one side and the producing Millions on the other. The con spiracy formed to destroy silver as money of final redemption originated among the rich men of England. I* was this Influence that led to the de monetizatlon of slTveVln the Xinlted States and forced Germany and the Latin "Dnion to suspend the coinage of silver. But the demand for the restoration of silver Is not confined to the Uni ted States. The demonetization of silver has entailed as much hardship and suffering upon the producing classes of Europe as it has In America. As George Fred Williams said in his recent speech at Omaha: "We cross the seas and farmers of Kebraska may visit the republic of Frftnce only to find their suffering brethren. We may go to as high an authority as the minister of finance of France to learn that the agriculture of France Is In such a critical situation as to produce a social crisis unless It be stopped. But a few weeks ago M. Mellne, the minister of finance, in the chamber of deputies, declared that in the last fifteen years agriculture In France had lost in the production of wheat alone one-hair billion of francs, and he added to his statement, 'how it is possible that an Industry should suffer In this manner and not drift Into bankruptcy?' "Mr. Allard, in Belgium, has declared that agriculture has been reduced to such a point in Belgium that It is no longer profitable and that a social crisis Is at hand. "In England herself the testimony Is no less distressing. Recently there appeared, from a committee appointed in 1893 by the British government,the most Important and significant report perhaps that has ever been issued by a royal commission In Gireat Britain; a commission appointed for the express purpose of inquiring into the depression of agriculture in England, appointed in 1S93 anfl occupying four years consideration of this question. It reports that within the last ten years the capital value of agricultural lands in England has fallen 50 per ecint; It furnished statistics to show that while the population of Great Britain, of the kingdom of Great Britain, has increased 20 per cent, that agricultural laborers have fallen olf 21 per cent. In the present contest the bondholders and the mortgage holders are the aggressors. They seek to destroy the use of silver as a money metal in order to enhance the value of their holdings. The producing ciasssa are simply struggling to prevent Impending rain. all bonds shall be paid in gold, says: "Wheci the storm which Gage and his type of financiers have sowed shall begin to blow in earnest and with 1'ury, there will be no rock to shelter teem, no fortress to which they can fly for security. They have undermined the rock; they have dismantled the fortress, a sure rock, an impregnable fortress. "Tnls rocE, this fortress, was the principle of the absolute inviolability of contracts. If those most interested in preserving the sacredness of this principle In their own Interest and for their own gain disparage, discredit, despise it, there can be left for them so far as properly rights arising from contracts are concerned, but 'a certain looking forward to judgment.'" The Klwarical Engineer. George B. Lander has written a prize essay, published in The Electrical Engineer, on how to become an. electrical engineer. It is full of hope and encouragement for tbose bright, ambitious lads whose souls long to be in the midst of volts and ohms and dynamos and sparks. Mr. Lander supposes the case of a youth of IS who is without means to take him through school and who must, besides, earn his living as he goes along. He has, say, a common school education, nothing more. Let him first get employment with a firm that does wiring for elnctric lighting. In two years he will bf an expert wireman and will be 20. Then he should hire himself out in the power house of some elf ic lighting company, where be may of dynamos, switchboards, arc k meters, connections, etc. Meantin must by reading and studying ic spare hours elementary works on electricity and must take a solid course .in mathematics. He should stay with the electric company till he is 24, learning all he can about everything connected with his business. At the age of 24 it is essential that he take a course in a scientific training school, where he must study chemistry and mechanical engineering, among other branches a three years' course if possible, but tvro years at the least. After that a year or trwo of actual work in a machine shop are wanted, he still studying books on steam, mechanics and electricity. By this time he will be about 28 years old. Let him then spend two years working in a large electrical manufacturing establishment At the end of this time he is 30 and entitled to call himself an electrical engineer, and not till then. rn IS, he his it is difficult to understand by what authority the United States government stops vessels merely carrying a cargo of arms as merchandise, the property of private citizens, to any point whatever. Under the strictest construction of Spain's treaty rights our government has no authority to stop in her behalf a vessel sailing from an American port unless that vessel actually carries men journeying with arms in their hands to fight against Spain. There is such a thing as this government overriding the rights of its own citizens in its zeal to help Spain conquer Cuba. Navigation from Seattle is Open all winter to Juneau and points along the scrath Alaskan coast. By means of ice breakers it may be possible in fntare winters to keep open water to a point much farther north. General Miles isi of opinion that eveo this winter the government supply expedition for the Klondike should start in by way of the month of Copper river and proceed directly northward to Dawsou. By this route the expedition will travel all the way except a few miles in our own territory, which will be an advantage. Electricity and Food. It isi by no means impossible that future generations will obtain food directly from the atmosphere and elsewhere by chemical action, combining gases :in such a way as to make the essence of fruits, meats and vegetables no-.v grown with infinite toil and'pains. Some experiments made by Mr. Willard G. Day indicate that if such a time ever comes electricity will play an important part in the artificial preparation of foods. Air. Day is said to have already succeeded in extracting from grasses, corn and gri.ins the essential elements of butter and cheese and combining them to make these articles. "We are not informed as to vrhether he can make a correct article o!: thick, rich, sweet cream or not. If he can, then 1 his fortune is made, for his artificially produced dairy foods are entirely free from the deadly microbes that sometimes make their haunts in cows' milk and cream. Mr. Day's process is to extract the vegetable oils and other things necessary from the corn, grasses, etc., and combine them in the right proportions to make butter and cheese. A powerful electric light is one of the chief agents used by Mr. Day in his experiments. He finds, besides, that such a light, when thrown upon meats and vegetables in a certain way, will preserve them in a state almost fresh for a long time. Applied more powerfully, the same light will dry them hard and tough, preserving them in this state also. 'By the Day electric curing process four pounds of meat can be reduced to one, which may be soaked in water and brought to its natural size and almost to its natural condition again. Fruits and vegetables are treated in the same way. This is an important discovery for expectant Klondikers to take note of. Here as elsewhere electricity promises to prove itself the most powerful and willing servant of man. We have not indeed touched so much as the hither verge of its field of usefulness. In order to protect onr commercial interests and the rights of our citizens it is imperative that the United States should" have warships in commanding positions all over the world. Our commercial and other relations with the -nations have so changed in the past half century that it is necessary to modify our former position of isolation. One of the points where one or two of our cruisers would have been useful was Haiti during the recent tronble with Germany there. The United States, without being in the least unfriendly or unjust or aggressive, must make itself respected, even if it takes a dozen or 20 more cruisers to do it. A couple of warships ready to be dispatched at 24 hours' notice to any part of the globe would be a mighty persuader to induce .the quick payment of just indemnity and the good treatment of American citizens. The invention, now demonstrated to be practicable, for transmitting pictures of people and scenes by telegraph will be a great boon to some newspapers. They will no longer be obliged in a sudden emergency to clap in the por- traiit of a distinguished doctor of divinity as that of the latest horrid murderer or the likeness of a noted author of Sunday school story books as the picture of the corespondent in the newest divorce scandal. They can now send even across the sea aiid have wired to them a portrait photographed on the spot. How thankful these newspapers ought to be! Senor Teiseira of Brazil, who- is said to be worth §150,000,000 and to own a diamond mine a,ud two or three palaces, besides other little matters not worth mentioning, is reported as saying that he envies the poorest plasterer who is doing the work on a new Teixeira palace now under construction. He envies the poor plasterer because the poor plasterer is happier than he. This kind of trash makes ns weary. If Senor Teixeira envies his day laborers and would like to change places with them, why doesn' he do it? Nothing would be easier. IRONICAL DEARMOND Concluded from 1st Pajre tion. Stewart replied tnat thrtmgnoui their history, up to recent years, they had been anxious to have their country become a part of the United States, but he didn't say how he knew that to be a. fact. Frye discussed the matter briefly entirely 1'rom a military standpoint." and in favor of annexation. Morgan made the principal speech of the day and occupied the time of the senate until it adjourned. He will continue today. During- his speech Morgan said he believed it was the intention of President Cleveland to have restored Queen Lil- iuokalani to her throne and after that transaction to have opened negotiations for the annexation of the islands under her reign The "Domestic" Office. Chandler wanted to know what authority there was for this assertion. Morgan replied that there was no special authority, but that he was express- Ing his opinion. White asked if this treaty was not a trade with the provisional government and what was to be done regarding the natives and their rights. Morgan said that he had fully answered that iiues- tipn in a previous portion c$ >iS ^^ BiarXs, out ne wouiu review the subject for the benefit of the California senator. In the early part of the present century, he said, "Vancouver went to the islands and on. his third trip the then king of the islands, a native, said he would cede them to Great Britain and acknowledge the sovereignty of England. But Vancouver never returned. Aa to th« ofl.-repeated assertion that th» United Bt8ites was trying to absorb the islands without the wish of the Kanakas, Morgan said that for the last 100 yeai's the government of the islands and the people of the islands were anxious to secure sovereignty of o, strong power and secure a. local self-government. He said that they were picturesque people who would be much better off under a government by the United States. TIME TO rtOSE THE DEBATE. Opinion of Now is the time to provide yourself with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terma are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine c the hotise. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R. B WHITSRTT. Annual Gas Rates to tin Superstition in one of the most powerful mental influences that can be brought to bear on those who have not risen above its sway. The Chinese are drawing direful portent from the fact that the eclipse of the sun falls on their New Year's day,, Jan. 22. Scientists of the western world look forward to the event with intense interest audpleaisant expectation as something from which they may gain useful information. The Chinese await it with trembling dread. Secretary Game's plan for pensioning off old treasury clerks proposes to give them., say, half or two-thirds work sifter the age of 70, with a salary reduced to $900. Whether this would induce the old boys to spruce up and do full work and practice gentle deception in reieard to their ages, so as to put off the evil day, is hard to (ay. Shall a big job and private advertisement b* made at the benevolent government enterprise to feed the hungry, if there be any, in the Alaskan gold region and the Klondike? Bnssell Sage's business maxim is a good one. He siys, "I have made it a ml* new to invert in anything I could for mjrwlf." ^ _ i ..^_ Montreal will be the first city to attempt on an extended scale heating by electricity. The Canadian city gets electricity more cheaply than any other owing to the rapids of the Richelieu river on the one band and the Lacbiue rapids of the St. Lawrence OIL the other. From these almost unlimited power can be obtained, a,iid the city proposes tt turn it into electricity to be utilized foi heating and cooking. In .Montreal an thracite coal costs $6 a ton, and it is be lieved electricity can be furnished for less. "The situation in Cuba is practically deadlocked, and the insurgents, if the so desire, can keep up the rebellion foi many years to come, without having power to drive the Spaniards out of the ports. Decisive and bold action on otn part long ago would probably have stopped the contest without our firing a gun. But we have delayed so long that it is now extremely hard to screw onr courage to the sticking point," says The Eeview of Keviewis. a Fort Wayiiu Man as Monetary Question, Washington, Jar.. 14.—The hearing of the monetary commission in behalf of its bill for currency reform was resumed before tha backing and currency committee of the house yesterday. T. J. Bush, of Alabama, who was heard Wednesday, gave an additional explana- :ion. The examination of ex-Secretary Fairchild \vtis then resumed, and he 'urther explained the banking features )f the commission's bill. Robert 3. Tay- 'or. of Fort V/ayno, appeared before the jommittee next. He spoke in behalf of the bill prepared by the monetary commission. Taylor then carefully elucidated the provisions of the bill. In the course of his statement he said: "It is time to close the debate. We have had talk enough, experience enough, disaster enough. For five years the business of this country has been in a state of strain. The beating- back of the free silver assault has relieved it for the moment, but only for the moment. The inherent weaknesses of the system remain, and will remain while the money of the country and its standard of value continue to be the subject of party strife and liable to change at any session of congress. This bill enacted into law will afford the people of the country a sense of security, a sense of confidence which is a whole Bible of finance." Taylor had not concluded when the hearing went over for the day. McKenna's Nomination Reported. Washington. Jan. 14.—The nomination of Attorney General McKenna to be a justice of the United States supreme court was reported to the senate yesterday and Senator Hoar sought to have it acted upon. Objection was made, however, and it went over. Bill for a. Lake Gunboat. Washington, Jan. 14.—Senator McMillan, from the naval affairs committee yesterday favorably reported a bill for the construction on the great lakes of a gunboat to cost not exceeding $280,000 exclusive of armament. The bill raises no international^ question. Bland JIas a Free Coinage Bill. WashingtQ-n, Jan. 14.—Bland, of Missouri, introduced a free coinage bill in the house yesterday. It makes gold and silver the standard and declares al rules discriminating against the lega tender of such coinage asjunlawful. Coofe'y ratty at atunag-ua. Managua, Nicaragua, via Galveston Jan. 14.—Th-e party of Chicago and other contractors and capitalists under the leadership of Lyman E. Cooley, of Chi caso,hasarr:vedhere. All the members o the party are well. They will thorough ly examine the route of the proposed maritime canal through Nicaragua, Fire E'amagcs a flow Factory. Louisville, Jan. 14.—First broke ou last evening: in the plow factory of B. F Avery & Sons, and did about $75,00 •svorth of ds.mase. Ko wonder uhat a large number of the men engaged in late hot violent and exciting political contests are ill—<Tau- gerotisly so, some of them. The real •wonder is that they are not all dead from the intensity of the nervous excitement into which, they have allowed. themselves to be wrought up. Whether they won cr lost, was the game worth. It? How to Make a Good Tonic. Two 02,'Qces bittersweet bark, ' ounces wild; cherry bark, 2 ounces nni corn root, 2 ounces spikenard root, 4 ounces yellow dock root, an ounce col nrnbo root, 2 ounces elder flowers, an ounce fennel seed, a quart port wine, pound sugar, 5 quarts water. Plac herbs, roots, etc., in a G qr^rt vessel add the 5 quarts of water, boiling hot and let the herbs steep slowly until re duced one-third, then strain carefully To this add the sugar and when cold ad the wine. Bottle tightly and keep in cool place. Take a scant half wineglass- fnl three tames a day. How TJnTermented Wine I* Made. Take 20 pounds of Concord grapes an 8 quarts of water, crushing the grape in the water. Stir well until it reacts boiling point, then let ccok 15 or a minutes, then strain through a cloth Add 3 pounds of granulated sugar When the sugar is dissolved, strain again through a cloth, heat to a boiiin point again, pour it into bottles an instantly- Have the bottles thox the necks with 0-nghly heated- Dip torks into hot sealing, ft RTIFICIAL and Natural Gras Bills are R now due and payable at the company's office. Natural Gas Consumers desiring to avail themselves of the Annual Rate, commencing January 1st, can do so by calling at the office and arranging for same. All bills must be paid on or before the 10th of each month. Hotv to Keraove Ink From Paper. Take a teaspoonful of chlorinated ime and add just enough water to cover t. Moisten a soft cloth in the mixture and pat (do not rub) the stain gently, and it will slowly disappear. If one application is not enough, try a second md afterward wash the spot with clean water in the same way as the lime was applied. TO CORE MVODS DYSPEPSIA, To Gala Flesh, to Sleep Well, to Know What Appetlite and Good Digestion Mean», Make a Test of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. Interesting Experience of wi Indianapolis Gentleman. No trouble is more common or more misunderstood than nerrous dyspepsia. People having it think that their nerves are to blame and are surprised that they are not cured by nervs medicine and spring remedies; tb.9 real seat of the mischief is tost sight of; the stomach is the organ to be looked after. Nervouu dyspeptics often do not bave any pain whatever in the stomach, nor perhaps any'of the usual symptomsi of stomach weakness. Nervous dyspepsia stows itself not in the stomach 10 much as In nearly every ether organ; in some cases the heart palpitates and is irregular; in others the kidneys are affected; in others the bowels are constipated, with headaches; still others are troubled with loss of fl«sh and appetite, with accumulation of gas, sour risings and heartburn. Mr. A. W. Sharper, of No. 61 Prospect street, Indiana-polis, writes as foliows: "A motire of pare gratitude prompts me to write these few lines regarding the new and •valuable medicine, Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. I have been a sufferer from nervous dyspepsia for the last four years; have used various patent medicines and other remedies without any favorable result. They sometimes gave temporary relief until the effects of the medicine -wore off. I attributed this to my sedentary habits, being a bookkeeper with little physical exercise, but I am glad to state that the tablets have overcome all these obstacleis, for I have gained in flesh, ileep better and am better in every way. The above is written not for GARNISHING DISHES. How Firulto, Floivers and Vegetable* C«» He Used In This Connection. A properly garnished salad, pastry or any other dish is not only more delightful to look at, but more pleasant to tasto. The garnishing of a dish does not jneiiu alone the decoration of it. It meaus its decoration ic such a manner thai; everything used shall be appropriate to serve with the dish and that its flavor shall be enhanced b.T the ornamentation. A roasted or a boiled turkey is o:Ften served with a garnish of sausage because it has been found that these little spiced cakes of forcemeat are a de- ( lightfnl accompaniment of the turkey- arid add to the flavor of its flesh. The garnish of lemons with fried fish or fried meats is added for flavoring a» much as for ornament. The fried bread • crumbs—"icasping," our English cons- ins call them—which we sprinkle through a dish of boiled noodles or over an imperfectly fried fish or nee in so many ways, should be delicious in themselves, properly seasoned and fried a goJderi brown, as well ag freed from unnecessary grease. It is a mistake to decorate an article of food -with flowers or other .garnishes which it would be inappropriate to eat. Nasturtjpm flowers may be used to decorate a salad because they may be cut up and aerved with it - - . Roses or pinks would be out of place' with a salad, though candied rose leave* and violets are a delightful and lovely garcish to a fancy cream or to most icei desserts and to many cakes. The curling of celery for« garnish not only makes it more decorative, but more delicious. Select the whitest, finest celery, pure away the gieen leave*, and cut off the root, which makes an excellent ealad diredded fine and served with a good French dressing. Cut each 01 the white stalks of the celery into- notoriety, fact." buc is based on actual Bespectfnlly yours, A. W. SHAEPEE, 61 Prospect St., Indianapolis, Ind. It is s.afe to say that Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will care any stomach weakness or disease except cancer of stomach. They core soar stomach, gas, loss of flesb and. appetite, sleeplessness, palpitation, heartburn, constipation and headache. Send for valuable little book on stomscb: diseases by addressing Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich, All dmggltte sell full sfMd packages at SO eenti. about four pieces. Put them in ice water and cut them into lengths of about three inches. Take these lengths and, beginning three-quarters of an inch from the top, shred each of them downward into sis or seven strips. The celery may remain in ice water three or four hours, but by the time it has laim two hours it will be finely curled and ready to serve. A daintily cut radish is a pretty decoration for the table and receives the dash of salt necessary to season it much better than when whole. .Select firm, round radishes of the brightest red. Leave the center plume of two tender green leaves on the root, bnt pare off the rest Pare off the tiny roots and a little of the peeling at the bottom of the- radish. Cat the radishes each into the form of six or seven petals, cutting from the tip toward the leaves. The- radish looks somewhat like ronghly carved roses when properly done. How to Mbc «nd CM Wood BolUfc. In these days of nncarpeted floon- and Persian rags a good wood polish is always welcome. A polish that- hails-. from Japan is said to be Tery fin* for furniture as well as floors. It catuifst*. of a pint each of linseed oil and cold, strong tea, the whites of 2 eggs and 2 ounces of spirits of salts—these several _ ingredients to be mixed thorougfiV'* Oi * gether and ponred into a bottle, which 7 shouW be well shaken before the polish is used. A lew drops are poured, trpott » rubbing pad of soft silk and the -wood, rubbed .with it, being afterward polished with aa old silk handkerchief. The process is * tedicfas and 'fatiguing * one for the cleaner^lmt its effect •mf- pnimrit trmt of any easier aind • method. - = : ' ; ••'-•*

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