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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 33

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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 28D YEAR. FK1DAY EVENING, JANUARY 21 1898. NO 70. Our 18th Annual LINEN and REMNANT SALE Closes Saturday evening. Special lots have been added to make the last day the biggest of all. New England Home=made Underwear. We have added a beautiful line of NEW ENGLAND HOME-MADE MUSLIN UNDERWEAR which for artistic finish and fine materials excels anything ever shown in Logansport. YOUR INSPECTION IS INVITED. SMS PATENT AND AUTOMATIC. Flours are the Purest and of Highest Grades on the Market QIVE THEM FITS. -That's what you'll get if I make your clothes. I'm -making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 H- G. 'Tucker. Tailor, 4trand Broadway. THR TAILOR] Can Suit You in Style and Prices. THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . .FOR THE.. . Blood, Stomach lAver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ...FOR ... Bysp .psia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney [Complaints, , Neundgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotclb.es., Pimples. Erysipelas!. Salt Rheum, Eczema, "Went Back, Fever and Agie and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 26 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. Cuban Fight in the House Winds Up With a Very Dramatic Incident. ULEAE ISSUE OP VEEAGITY MADE flared the speaker as lie beat the desk with his gavel in his attempt to restore order. Bailov thereupon appealed from the decision of the chair and Dalzell moved to lay the appeal on the table. The roll was called amid much confusion, but party lines were unbroken and by a vote (if 158 to 114 the appeal was laid on the table. The bill was then passed —158 to 95—and at 4:40 p. m. the house adjourned. SE.'S'ATF IS FOB FREE SILVER. fcetween Speaker K^fcd and the Leader of the Democrats, Bailey of Texas—Latter Declares Beed Agreed to KecoRnize Him for a Motion Tlmt Would Have Been Out of Order — Teller's Silver Resolution Taken Up in the Senate. Washing-ton, Jan. 21.—Speaker Reed, from the rostrum of the house, and Bailey, leader of the Democrats, from bis place on the floor, glared at each other at the close of the Cuban debate yesterday and joined an issue of veracity. This sensational episode completely overshadowed the interest in the Cuban debate which has conxinued uninterruptedly in the house for three (Jays during: the consideration of the diplomatic and consular appropriation, bill. Wednesday notice .was given Williams of Mississippi that at the conclusion of the debate yesterday a motion would be made to recommit the bill with instructions. Yesterday when the motion was made by Bailey It was ruled out of order by the speaker. Bailey thereupon startled the house by afflrmingr that he had a private understanding with the speaker by which a vote should be taken directly on the motion to recommit. This the speaker emphatically denied, and these two leaders of their respective parties in the house, with white faces and voices shaken by emotion, set their statements against each other while the galleries looked on in breathless amazement and the members were in an uproar. Speaker's Statement Is Corroborated. Smith of Michigan, who said he was present,' corroborated the speaker's side of the case. The result of the speaker's position was that an appeal was taken from his decision and l>y a strict party vote it was laid on the table—168 to 114—the Democrats and Populists, as on the two previous days, voting- against the solid Republican, strength. The debate yesterday was not as interesting as on either of the two preceding days. The features were a characteristic speech by "Champ" Clark, of Missouri; a strong appeal for conservatism from Johnson (Rep.) of Indiana; a presentation of the results of his observations in Cuba during his recent trip to the island from King (Dem.) of Utah, and an hour's speech by Dingley in explanation of the causes of the reduction of the wages in the New England cotton industry. Beginning of a Dramatic Scene, At 4 p. m. the committee of the whole rose and reported the diplomatic appropriation bill to the house, and it was at this time that the. scene between Reed and Bailey began. Bailey moved to recommit the bill with instructions to the committee to report it back with an amendment embodying the terms of the senate Cuban belligerency resolution. Hitt immediately made the point of order that the amendment was not germane and was obnoxious to the rule against new legislation. This point the speaker promptly sustained. Bailey, surrounded by a group of Democrats, protested that the agreement made Wednesday included provision for a vote on the motion to recommit. Hitt denied this, saying that the notice of the motion to recommit was given afterward. There was much confusion while Hitt was talking, and when he concluded Bailey suddenly electrified the house with the statement that he had had a distinct understanding- to that effect with the speaker of the house, ISSUE OF VERACITY IS MADE. Evidently One of These Two Gentlemen Is JUadly Mistaken. It was the speaker's turn to electrify the house next and he took his turn promptly and emphatically: "The chair states that the gentleman from Texas IB mistaken," retorted the speaker. The speaker looked the Texan straight in the eye and his voice quivered with emotion. "The chair never agreed that a motion, which was plainly out of order, would be entertained, The gentleman notified me that there would be no further opposition." "And 1 make the statement," declared Eniley. without flinching, "that we did have such an agreement." He. too, was evidently laboring under great stress of feeling. By this time the house was in an uproar, and the spectators in xhe galleries were looking- on with amusement. Bailey proceeded to explain the circumstances under which he alleged the asrreemerit was made. He said that some of the members on his side desired to attend the funeral of a distinguished ex-member (Butterworth) Wednesday afternoon, but they de=ired to remain if there were to be any votes. He had approached the speaker, he said, with the proposition of a vote or. the motion to recommit. The chair had assented, he declared, and he had so informed his colleagues. "I never knew until thiis motion was presented," interrupted Hitt, "what the instructions were to be," "The chair again states that no agreement was made," said the speaker, looking down on the turbulent scene before him, "and if corroboration is needed he has just been Snfonned by a gentleman who was present ." '•I think the chair will aeedcorrotora- tion," interposed Bailey emphatically. "I a;?ain oppose my statement against that of the speaker." The confusion at this point was very great, but the voice of Smith, of Michigan could be heard shouting above the tumult that he had been present and that no agreement had .l>een made. The chair is willing to rest the •a tn< statement made by him." Vote OH Teller's Bosolntion to Pay Bondj in Standard Doll&re. Washington, Jan. 21.—By the decisive •vote of 41 to 25 the senate yesterday decided to proceed at once to the con- jideration of the resolution . introduced a ffcw days ago by Teller of Colorado, providing for the payment of bonds of the United States in silver at the option of the government. The resolution provides: "That all bonds of the United States, issued or authorized to be issued under the said acts of congress hereinbefore recited, are payable, principal and interest, at the option of the government of the United States, in silver dollars of the coinage of the United States containing 412% grains each of standard silver; and that to restore to its coinage such silver coins as a legal tender in payment of said bonds, principal and interest, is not in violation of the public faith nor in derogation of the rights of the public creditor." The aye vote on the resolution was as follows: Allen, Bacon, Bate, Berry, Butler, Cannon, Chilton, Clark, Clay, Cock- reU, Faulkner, Harris, Heitfeld, Jones of Arkansas, Kenney, Kyle, McEnery,. Mallory, Mantle, Martin, Mills, Mitchell, Money, Morgan, Perkins, Pettigrew, Pettus, Prltchard, Quay, Rawlins, Roach, Shoup, Stewart, Teller, Tillman, Turpie, Vest, Walthall, Warren, White and Wolcott—11. Vest said in support of the resolution that twenty years had passed since the Stanley Matthews resolutions were first put on the statute books, buthebelieved that there was now reason why there should beareiteration of the resolutions arid the declarations contained in them. Vest maintained that if the resolutions were originally correct and proper they are correct and proper at the present time. "They do not in any sense," said Vest, "involve either repudiation or dishonor." The Stanley Matthew resolution had been passed by the senate by a vote of more than two to one and by the house by an overwhelming; majority. "It will be recalled," said Vest, "that the present president of the United States was then a member of the house and voted fofi these resolutions." Ve?t held that the time had now arrived when the country must either go to a. gold standard or make the last and overwhelming contest for the financial system which he believed a great majority of the people were in favor of. He. t-aid that he had no desire now to enier upon an elaborate discussion of the' pending resolution and if any senator on the other side of,the chamber desired to speak upon the question he would yield to him. There was no response to this invitation on the Republican side and shortly afterward further debate was postponed to today by agreement. "When the senate went into executive session Morgan concluded his four-days' speech to the senate on the Hawaiian :reaty. He spoke for almost four hours, and when he finished there were not •y.ore than half a dozen senators present, There was a call for a quorum during the day, but the senator remonstrated, saying that he preferred a small audience to the interruption caused by the call. WANTS TO HEAft FROM THE PEOPLE Ratchford Tells the Coal Con ferrues That the Scale Committee Is Doing Its Best, DELIBEBATIOIT IS A GOOD TEHTG, Bacon's Amendment to the Hawaiian Treaty and Annexation BUI. Washington, Jan. 21.—Senator Bacon, of Georgia, has offered an amendment to the Hawaiian treaty providing for a vote upon it by jhe_rjepple of Hawaii, and has also offered the same amendment to Morgan's bill for annexation, thus making the amendment public. It is as foilowsT""That this act shall hot be operative and of binding effect upon either the -United Stats of America or the republic'6t Hawaii until the same shall have been consented to and approved by the majority of the' voters voting at an election to be held in the Hawaiian islands, at which election all male natives of said islands of the age of 21 years, and all naturalized male persons of the age of 21 years, shall be qualified voters. Said election to be hel€ at a time and in the manner and under regulations to be prescribed by the president of the United States." ILLINOIS INHERITANCE TAX CASE. Will Be Arg-oed Before the United States Supreme Court Monday. Chicago, Jan. 21.—Arguments on the constitutionality of the Illinois inheritance tax law will be heard before the supreme court at Washington Monday afternoon. The contention is that the Illinois statute providing for an inheritance tax is contrary to the fourteenth amendment to the United States constitution, which provides that taxation shall be equal. The law, it is said, provides tor a progressive tax by re- quiringan additional amount of revenue from the Increase in the amount of the bequest or legacy. Another irregularity claimed is that the properly in legacy is due to pay its regular tax to the state like other property and the inheritance tax is double taxation. The law providing for an inheritance tax has been sustained by the supreme court ot Illinois. Both sides have prepared voluminous briefs in support of their positions. They will be given, it is understood, four hours in which to make oral arguments to the court. Sfe5bs««d the Beet Snjfar Industry. Indianapolis, Jan. 21.—The session of tlie state board of commerce was devoted to a discussion of liow the beet sugar industry could b« established in tliis state. The convention decided that the fanners should be urged to begin tlie production ot sugar beets at once. the Miner*" Leader Thinks, and Ho Asks the Iroptient To Be Resigned—Nothing Vet Finally Agreed Upon and the Differential Question Hardly Begun—What That Issue Means to Ohio and Penusyl- Tania—Illinois Adopts Gross Weight. Chicago, Jan. 21.—The Illinois miners won a great victory last night when the •perators of this state voted unanimously In favor of the gross weight scale. About -90 per cent, of the miners have been demanding this, and it will without question be adopted. No further progress was made by any other state. Chicago, Jan. 21.—At yesterday afternoon's session of the conference between 1.he coal operators and miners no report from the scale committee was forthcoming, but President Ratchford and Chairman Bogie (of the Indiana operators) appeared to explain the delay and to ask that the delegates restrain their impatience. Katchford said: "The scale committee is working hard, and we ask for your consideration and patience until the committee reaches some conclusions, which we will at once submit to you. The condition of the coal trade during the past three or four years has reached such a plane that It requires much labor and thought to put it on a basis of equity. No proposition will be submitted unless it is acquiesced In by the miners and operators of each district. Will Fight It Out on That JC.ine. "Our purpose is to continue in session until we have blended all interests, and until we have reached a point where we can defend all actions of the committee. Differentials, conditions . of mining-, hours of labor, general prices, must be dealt with, and I ask you to be patient. In that way you are, perhaps, making greater progress by moving slowly. It is our endeavor to place the trade in a position where both miners and operators will make more money." Chairman Bogle reiterated Ratchford's sentiments. The convention then adjourned until today, with a better feeling on the part of a large number of delegates who had become impatient at the delay in receiving the scale committee report. Dia They Squelch Chapman? One allegation heard about the Great Northern hotel yesterday was that Horace I,. Chapman, defeated candidate for governor of Ohio in. the recent campaign had been sat upon and squelched at a joint meeting of operators representing all the big mines of Ohio and Pennsylvania. The gentleman is said to have become so obstreperous in his arguments for the continuance of the much- debated 9-cent differential in wages which exists in favor of Ohio that he was given a hint, not altogether delicately worded, to withdraw. Chapman denies that there was any row, but he refuses to explain why he was not present at the executive sessions of the operators from Ohio and Pennsylvania yesterday. It is said on good authority that the 1 Pennsylvania operators have presented an ultimatum to the Ohio mine owners demanding that the differential of 9 cents be wiped out entirely. Diflerential May Be Compromised. The Ohio operators are quite willing to slide the differential down to 4 cents, and it is thought these two factions will come to some kind of compromise s.fter a deadlock that has lasted nearly a decade. President "P-»tf-hfnrd_ls_<i ^fling himself "in the" midst of troubled water. He Js charged by some" of the minefs with too much of the "conciliatory spirit." Ratchford . ia seen" addressing the scale committee more than any other Individual member'and the operators say he Is quite reasonable in his demands. One of the issues which is good as settled is the hour question. Two of the states represented in the convention recognize ten hours as a day's work, while the other two have adopted the nine-hour day. THAT QUESTION OF DIFFERENTIALS to order yesteYaay ny ene inramiian vn« operators from Ohio and Pennsylvania met in another club room to try to reach some agreement over the differential which exists between those two states. It is generally admitted that little OF nothing can be accomplished by the scale committee before these two states come to an understanding. The same kind of a split exists between the stamen of Illinois and Indiana, wher« there Is a differential of 5 cents in favor of Illinois. Dalzell. one of the principal mine owners of the Spring Valley district, wants both states to adopt the '•gross weight" system, and says that such a mutual arrangement will even up matters between these two states. TWO MEN KILLED AND MANGLED. Exploding; Boiler I>rlv«* a Man Into» Circular Saw—Tvro Seriously Hurt. Galesburg. Ills.. Jan. 21. — A boiler used in operating a saw mill situated three miles west of Abington. Knox county, exploded yesterday, causing the Instant death of two men and the serious injury of two others. The, dead are Oscar and Gus Anderson, residents of Galesburg. The injured areYTOlis and Lloyd Meadows. The boiler was situated some distance from the sawing machinery. In exploding it rose from its bed and hurled itself into the midst of the machinery, fifty feet away. It struck Oscar Anderson and plunged him headforemost Into the rapidly revolving saw, the sharp teeth of. which cut his head in two parts. Anderson was struck and crushed by the boiler as it finally fell. A bolt from the bolter base was forced clear through, him. The Meadows boys were working at some distance, but both were thrown beneath a pile of timber and there held. Escaping,steam burned them, and they were cut and bruised all over by flylny pieces of iron and steal. The engineer, John Johnson, was standing close by the boiler at the time, and was knocked down and stunned, but otherwise uninjured. WORK ON A REVENUE BILL. Illinois Legislature Seems To Be Getting Do-vrn t4i Bugiueitt. Springfield, Ills., Jan. 21.—The senate considered the revenue bill yesterday and defeatedLantreg-an'samendmentre- lating to bank deposits. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the amendment taxing mortgages was passed Wednesday was carried— 27 to 14. The amendment was then defeated. Humphrey offered aji amendment striking out the clause which exempts corporations organized for the purpose of manufacturing, mining, stock breeding- or the publication of newspapers from assessment by the state board of equalization, adopted—31 to 1. The bill was then advanced to the third reading by a vive voce vote. Fitzpatrick introduced in the senate a racing- and pooZ bill similar to the one Introduced in the hou?e by Carmody. In the house the committee revenue bill was read a first time and advanced to second reading-. The following bills were also advanced to second reading-; For the taxation of property in safety vaults; for the- taxation ot franchises; taxing Insurance companies 3 per cent, on gross receipts. Quarantine Proclamation Suspended. Springfield, Ills.. Jan. 21.—Governor Tanner yesterday, on recommendation of the statjfc»*>oa.rd of live stock commissioners, issued a proclamation suspending r.he operation of his proclamation of DE-C. 31. scheduling certain localities on account of*"splen'ic or Texas fever, which proclamation was effective Jan. 15, 189S, until mianig-ht of Jan. 31. 189S. After midnight of Jan. 31 the proclamation will remain in full force and effect. Illinois Live Stock Breeder*, Springfield, Jan. 21.—The Ulinois Live Stock Breeders' association, composed of the cattle, horse, swine and sheep breeders' essociations yesterday elected the following- officers: President, La- Fitt Funk, Shirley; *ecr*tary, Fred H. -.. ---^~ ' '--- -TV Why There Is Oce Between Ohio and Fezm- sy Ivan ia—Gossip. Differences between the miners and operators which were not clearly outlined in the call for the convention are beginning to loom up. Coal mined by hand and by machine promises to be the subject of a debate which will revive the hackneyed arguments of machine versus hand labor. Opinions are very much of the peppery kind on t'ais subject, but in view of -the fact that this is the first opportunity that the operators and miners have had in nearly five years to come together and calmly discuss their grievances, there is a disposition to preserve the good feeling- which has thus far characterised the convention. The differential question is really the rcost difficult. The case of Pennsylvania and Ohio is this: Western Pennsylvania has two veins of bituminous coal, a high and a low. The low vein is a five-foot vein and of fair quality. Across the Ohio line in Jackson county and about Massilon there is a vein which in thickness averages three and a half to four feet. But this t thinner vein is of better quality than the Pennsylvania vein and usually brings a better price in the market. It is for these mines that the 9-cent differential exists. Pennsylvania operators j say to the operators of this district: "Whale it is true your vein ia of lesser depth, the coal is of finer quality and you receive more for it, while your miners get the same wages." And the Pennsylvania men want the differential removed. le.^cale committee wag £pUtd TVant That Treat; Ratified. ' Island, Netw Jan. 2L— A petition has been circulated here and numerously signed by business men and others requesting Nebraska's two senators to support, the Hawaiian annexation treaty. ' ^_ Dinostrons Storin in Illlnol*. BMgeway, Ills., Jan. 21.— A very disastrous wind and rain storm visited this county Wednesday night, unroofing- houses, blowing down fences and drowning- stock. The backwaters of tha Ohio and Wabash rivem are inundating this section. Schaefer Win* a KUllfaurd Game. Chicago, Jan. 21.— George Button had an easy thing- yesterday afternoon at the billiard tourney. He was not in his best form, but was able to run his 260 points while Spinks made 118. In the evening Schaef er defeated Sutton, 400 to 195. Pullman Companj-'i New York, Jan. 2L — The directors of the Pullman Palace Car company hav« declared the regular q,iiartcriy dividend of 2 per cect, payable F«b, 15. Royal makes the f md pore.

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