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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 2SD YEAE. MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24 1898. NO 72. The Final Clearance OUR CLOAK ROOM starts today, we predict fast and furious selling, its an !_n»«al event here, occurring only once a year, taken J advantage of by many a thrifty buyer. We pick the following items which may interest you, if not,we've a store lull of price surprising articles namely: Kemnante of Table Linens, Silks, Dress Goods, New Home-made Underwear and new arrivals in Wash Fabrics fcr Shirt Waists and Dresses. Returning to our Cloak topic we mention: 50 Children's Jackets Ages 4 to 14 years, former price $0.50 to $10.50 today's price.. J.A*V»& tX'AAWV^ $4.00 An Actual Discount of 25 per cent on alll our Ladies Not a Garment Excepted. Or Bailey Has the Best of the Ar gument About That Vote en Cuban Recognition. OTEEE SIDE IS EQUALLY POSITIVE That It Could Not Have Said TVhat the Record Keco-ds — Hitt's Words as They Appear in That Publication—Longstreet the Subject of Ijebate in the Senate, but 1ft Confirmed—Reciprocity Still Makes Slow Frogman —Present Status. Washington, Jan. 24.—The sensational episode at the close of the Cuban debate on Thursday, when Speaker Reed and Bailey, the Democratic leader, in parliamentary language questioned each other's veracity, the one charging and the other resenting: the imputation of bad faith, had its sequel in the house Saturday. On a question of personal privilege Bailey got the floor and in- retary of the treasury to rfeaeem in silver. Even the Indianapolis commission, he continued—which knew as itsle of finance aa it is possible for men :u know—admits- that these obligations are payable in gold or silver at the option of the government. Referring 1 furtlaer along to the sale of the £262,000,000 of bonds by the administration of Cleveland. Stewart declared tint in the sale of those bonds there Iiad been a "3te;U"of $30,000,000 with the connivance of the executive. The senator denounced it as a shame that na adequate investigation of the "steal" had ever been made by congress. "SIc- Kinley," said the senator, "could not have gotten enough votes to make s. decent showing if he had not been announced as a bimetallism Indeed, it was claimed throughout the west that McKinley was a better bimetallist than Bryan because, it was further claimed, he had the only method by which bimetallism could be accomplished." $400 ALL JREMAINING Misses .rackets at about one-half former prices. It means much to you. "We bought too many FEATHER BOAS,, we've assorted them into five lots, former prices were from 50 to 2.50, today they're marked, $1.48. 98c, 73c, 48c and ---- NewJ Shirt Waist Materials KEAE, EAST ISLE. Use Logan Milling Co.'s Flours PATENT AND AUTOMATIC Flours are the Purest and of Highest Grades on the Jlarket THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes . I'm making Pall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. G. Tucker. Tailor, ^fand Broadway. THE1 TAILOR! [Can Suit You in Style and Prices. THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . . FOR THE ... Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE ... FOR ... Dysp.psia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney [Complaints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Rheiam, Eczema, Weak Back, Fever and Agme and all other Diseases arising from Jmpoirities of the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. x ** HON. J W. BAILEY, voked the printed record of the agreement to sustain his charge that the agreement had been violated. He was met by Hitt, chairman of the foreign affairs committee; Henderson of Iowa, one of the floor leaders of the majority, and also by the speaker with the argument that no agreement, such as al- ieged, even if made, which they denied, could have waived the rules of the house and that any agreement for a vote on a. motion necessarily assumed that the motion would be in order under the rules. While the language used was strong there was no display of temper and no excitement was occasioned, although the statements and counter- atai.ements were enthusiastically applauded by the respective sides. Now Is the Record or Hitt Wrong? Bailey said an examination of the" record showed that there was an agreement that there should be a yea and nay vote on the motion to recommit, so explicit and distinct that he felt it his duty to call it to the attenion of the country. He then read at length the colloquy which took place between Williams of Mississippi, Hitt and others as to the closing of the Cuban debate. When he finished by quoting Hitt's last remarks: "And it is understood, Mr. Chairman, that at 4 o'clock tomorrow there shall be but one yea and nay vote, that on a motion to recommit," the Democrats broke forth in applause. "That was precisely my statement," continued Bailey. "I do not desire to Impute motives other than honorable ones to any one, for I am slow to charge falsehood or unfair dealing, but I do affirm that there has been either a misunderstanding or a mis-statement. Amendment's to Teller'* Resolution. Two amendments were offered In the senate Saturday to the Teller resolution, one by Nelson of Minnesota, de- daring it to be tne duty of the government under existing laws to maintain the parity in value of its gold and silver money, and the other by Spooner of Wisconsin, substituting- for the Teller resolution the declaration that it is the financial policy of the United States to maintain the existing gold standard until an international agreement with the leading commercial nations of the world for the free coinage of silver shall be reached. There was no debate upon either amendment, both being proposed after Stewart of Nevada had addressed the senate for an hour. The session was devoted to the consideration of bills on the calendar and shortly after 2 o'clock went into executive session. They Don't Like I.on£treet''« Becord. The senate spent two hours in executive session discussing the nomination of General Longstreet to be commissioner of railroads, which nomination had come over from Friday because of the objection made then by Vest. When the nomination was taken up Saturday Vest took the floor and Interstate Cojn Washington, Jan. 24.—Senator Cullom [ Saturday Introduced a new bill for the amendment of the interstate commerce law. The bill is intended to cover the defects of the present law as indicated by the courts. It gives the interstate commerce commission authority to prohibit any railroad company or other common carrier from charging more for a long haul than a short haul over the same line. The bill also confers on the commission the right to determine and fix rates where these are unreasonable, and also by which transportation is obtained at less than the lawful rates, and the offense is made punishable by a fine of 13,000 and one year imprisonment. A fine of $5,000 is also imposed for a change of rates by any unauthorized device. The carriers themselves as well as their agents are made liable for all offenses Persons testifying falsely under the ac are to be deemed guilty of perjury. " Hare >'o Xews from Gen, I.ee. "Washington, Jan. 24.— So far as could be learned, the administration had no advices from Havana yesterday. Both the state and navy departments affirmed that nothing had been heard from General Lee and looked upon the lack of news as a good sign. Inquiry also failed to reveal any basis for sensational reports that warships bad Bailed for Havana. Indianapolis Monetary Convention Washington, Jan. 24.—Private advices which reach here from Indianapolis are to the effect that the business men's convention which will be held in that city tomorrow and Wednesday will be more largely attended than was the first convention of a year ago. ;• Confirmed by tile Senate. •Washington, Jan. 24.—The senate Saturday confirmed the following nominations: General James Longstreet, to be commissioner of railways. To be consuls—O. Durrante, of Illinois, at Catania; H. M. Hunt, of Illinois, at Antigua,. Grig£S for Attorney General. Washington, Jan. 24,—The president has nominated John W. Griggs, of New Jersey, to be attorney general. PINGREE AND THE TWO-CENT FARE. OHIO BRlB£rfY 'INVESTIGATION. How the Accusation of Wife Murder Is Taken by Adolph L. Luetgert. DOES ffOT STEKE HIM SERIOUSLY. Hopes to Force 9Xicb?gan Lines to Let the Saloon Fix Tariffis. Chicago, Jan. 24.—"In the mandamus proceedings which I have personally brought against the railroads of Michigan to compel them to regard the law which stipulates that a 2-cent-a-mile rate be charged for passenger travel I hope to bring the railroads to time," said Governor Pingree, of Michigan, at the Palmer House. The case which i now before the court is the most im portant thing before the people o Michigan, at the present time.- As gov ernor of the state, I propose to see tha the discrimination against the poore classes in favor of the wealthy i stopped, or declare to the world that am not able to maintain the laws of th state. "In the matter of granting franchise; for street railroads, there is an oppor tunity for councils to be of great ser vice to the people. I do not favor com pensation for franchises. I do not think that the municipality should benefit bj these institutions, but the people. I fa vor making thejfare as low as possible to allow the company a Talr profit, anc thus the people %vould receive the benefit, and not the property-owners, who would be benefited by the TSe derived from compensation." RECEPTION OF DOLE AT CHICAGO. opposed confirmation, his chief reason being that Longstreet had acted with Republican party in Louisiana after the war. That was Caffery's objection, also, the justification for their stand being that the Republican party of Louisiana at .that time was very corrupt, as they clsiimed, and Longstreet's action therewith showed a want of judgment. Daniel's objection was that Longstreet had criticized General Robert E. Lee in a book upon the rebellion. The Republican called this sort of objection waving the "bloody shirt" and Longstreet -was duly confirmed. S.TETVAKT*S DISCOURSE. H« Sneers at the Indianapolis • Convention People—Charges a ••Steal." Washington, Jan. 2+.—During the senate session Saturday, speaking of tie Teller resolution, Stewart said that the •secretary of the treasury had no more authority to sell bonds and de- Esand gold for them, when theire was "coin" in the treasury with which to r<Kie*m bonds than he (Stewart) had. Bonds had been sold, said Stewart, because the coin in the treasuiry was not the kind with which it was desired to pay the bonds. He maintainisd that mjotdatory upon the City and Nation Represented, bnt Not the State of Illinois. Chicago, Jan. 24.—President Dole and party were met at the Northwestern station yesterday morning by a committee from the Union League club, headed by the foli 'Wing: Mayor and Mrs. Harrison, Jud|. e and Mrs. Gross- tup, Assistant Secret try of State Crid- lor. and General Brot'ce and staff and Mrs. Brooke. At 1 o'clock this afternoon at Kinsley's a reception and "luncheon will be given in the Hawaiian president's honor. The Union League ciub will be gayly decorated with plants and flowers, and the American and Hawaiian flags for the large reception that will be given President Dole from 3 to 5 o'clock. The Hawaiian flag will float over the club house. Two thousand invitations have been sent out for the reception, As showing how reliable some special interviews are the following, from a real talk with Dole, is given. After declining to -discuss the general subject of annexation, he added: "There is one thing 1 do wish to say, and that is this —there is absolutely no foundation for these stories about Hawaii being menaced by Japan." Tragedy on a Railway Trestle. Columbus, O.. Jan. 24.—Caught on a trestle with the alternate of leaping to the surging waters sixty feet below or being killed by a fast approaching train was the predicament in which four residents of the village of Oreton found themselves at night. Three of the party leaped to the waters below and escaped with only slight injuries. Mrs. Stephen Anderson was so paralyzed with fear that she remained on the trestle and instantly lulled. - HI?. Emphatic Denial of the Crime TTJien the Question Is Put by Attorney Harmon —Synopsis of the Story He Told of the Most Eventful Twenty-Four Hours of HJs Life—Last Talk with the Wife Who Is .Missing;. Chicago, Jan. 24.—"Kill iny wife? No, sir. Never in all the nineteen years of her married life did I make threats of violence against her. I have not seen Louise since I hurried down the back stairs of my house on the night of May 1. Kill my wife? Nonsense!" Adolph Louis Luetgert sat before the twelve mer, who are to pass on his guilt or innocence and repudiated the charge of wife murder, which the people of Illinois through their agents have entered against him. He shouted th<> words of vindication at the top of his voice, as if he wanted them to linger the cornices of the jury roora and ring again in the earsof thejurors when the question of life or death was under consideration. These words were said after four hours of narrative of the events of the day during which his wife disappeared. Vincent Advises Hifl Old Client, Among the visitors in court during Luetgert's testimony wereW. S. Forrest and Luetgert's former attorney, W. A, Vincent, who expressed himself as delighted at the bearing of the defendant on the witness stand. Before going on the stand Luetgert met Vincent, and the interview served to encourage the defendant. Vincent was careful to tell his former client he should not forget that no limit could be placed on the time he might take in answering questions. Appreciating tha blunt nature of the witness' disposition the advice was given not to jump over the table of the prosecution ahd combat with Inspector Schaack or his associates should Deneen become too insinuating. Luetgert, unlike other witnesses, was not restricted from relating conversations with his wife prior to her disappearance and the concession is likely to prove of incalculable value to his case, ^Important Matter for the Defense. Luetgert's testimony gave in the minutest, detail all his movements and observations from the morning of May 1 up to the time he reported the disappearance of his wife to the police and offered a reward for information concerning her, dead or alive. Ke described lis ill health and the bodily and mental condition of his wife, the closing In of his creditors' coil uuon him, the last •grasp of his collapsed business and the ,vay he broke the matter to his wife. He told of her despair at the prospect if want and humiliation, the scene at the last supper they took together, her announcement, that she would not be here to witness the disaster, his final parting with her, his occupation in the 'actory that nigrht and the following day, his slowness to realize that she had actually gone away for good, the eproaches BIcknese heaped on him for not employing detectives, his counsel vith Attorney Goodrich and the closing f his factory by Foreman. ONE PLACE WHEKE HE HESITATED Did >>'ot Want to Tell of His Last Conversation with His Wife. When he was asked to describe the last supper scene he refused twice to do so unless he was forced to it. Harmon In- sdst'ed that he must tell for the good of his cause and he finally did so. As he gave the sad conversation between him and his wife the muscles of his face and neck worked spasmodically. With this single exception no words would describe his manner except to say tiiat it was one of amusement at the charge against him. It was utterly impossible to make him take the trial seriously. Everything seemed to strike him on the comic side and to produce a pleasant and amused smile. When the court had adjourned Luetgert stepped down like a boy of 15, his mouth stretched from ear to ear, and he broke out into a good-natured laugh. When asked, "Are you not scared?" his reply was, "You must be sick." Luetgrert, assuming that he has testified truthfully, has explained away every circumstance in his conduct that the state had used in the make-up of its circumstantial evidence. Incidents that seemed damaging were treated as the daily happenings of a citizen whose prime thought was attention to business. He laid bare the uiibappiness of lis domestic life and told of bis vfife continually blaming him for the wretched condition of his financial af- 'airs. He told of the alleged boiling of lis wife's body as a soap making experiment, with spoilt tallow and hog Jones instead of an attempt to hide a crime. This' testimony did not differ materially with that given by Charles at the first trial. The standing quarrel between Judge Gary and Attorney Harmon was more • flagrant than ever. It "all grew out of he fact that Harmon has to take every- j hing down in long hand, in consequence of having no money to pay a stenographer. The judge broke out sev- ral times, and Harmon made each remark a pretext for further delay by taking down the judge's words and tak- ng exception to them. The final snarl xxurred near the the conclusion of the ay's proceedings. Harmon was deter- '. mined not to finish his direct examlna- ion Saturday because he wanted to jiave the advantage of reviewing his ' ork Sunday and picking up today any stitches he might have dropped Satur- ay and the day before. Judge Gary j seined determined to make him get hrough Saturday, and instead of adourcing: at 4 p. m., as is usual Satur&.wit untJi 5_Llp p.. »..,.; . ... Coir.i!!ace IDunliar nnd Others Giv« Interesting: Testimony. Cincinnati. Jan. i-S.—At the resumption Saturday by the legislative cotn- mittt»e of the investigation into the alleged bribery in the sen&torship casa Hotelman Dunbar continued his testimony. He presented the .unpaid telephone "oills of Boyce, showing when lioyce, Rliss. Alien O. Myers, Jr., and others in Cincinnati called up Diok, Kathbone, Kurtr. Allen O. Myers, Sr.. and others in Cc.lumbus. Dunbar then testified to conversations taking place between his hotel i,n Cincinnati and th« senatorial managers In Columbus. Allen O. Myers, Jr., clerk at the Gibson Hou:=e, testified that he overheard Boyce talking to Columbus, and arranged to have Boyce use the telephona in the private office on the second floor, while Miss Jacobs, a stenographer, and himself listened at the telephone downstairs. Miss Jacobs took notes. Heheard Boyce, he alleges, say to "the major" in Columbus that Mr. O. would take $W,000. The answer was that they would »?e about it. The witness said he took the report of these conversations to Columbus to his father and to Kurtz. Thomas H. Miller, detective, testified that he was called Into the Gibson House to listen to conversation between Boyce and Hollenbeck, in which Boyoe said: "I have O. here. Will hold him all night. O. said neither Droste nor Lane will vote for Hanna, This leaves us on« short." Jared P. BJiss, of Columbus, one of Kurtz' Reupblican associates in opposing Hanna, testified that he advised Otis to give Boyce the fullest opportunity. Bliss said he took Otis to Colonel Campbell's room in the Emery hotel. Bliss secured a room near that of Boyce at the Gibson, and the clerks reported to him all the alleged conversations of Boyce with Columbus. He kept the Columbus end advised and had Hollenbeck and others shadowed. He also got Otis to visit Boyce's room arid overheard the conversation. On Jan. 8 at 3 p. m. Bliss said he found $3,000 at Campbell's office that the latter got from Boyce. At another meeting- he said Jl.730 was secured and a receipt obtained. Bliss ?aid he had authority to sign Otis' name to the receipt, and did so, with a condition included therein that Otis, in consideration for said funds, was to vote for Hanna. MINING CONFERENCE AT CHICAGO. KiRht-Hottr Day's Work Adopted for tit* Field* of Five States. Chicago, Jan. 24.—Eight hours win constitute a day's workinall the bituminous coal fields, of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia on and after June 3. 1S9S. This important provision was made Saturday afternoon at the joint convention of coal miners and mine owners.'The action affects the welfare of 400,000 organized coal miners, the reduced hours of labor giving opportunity for work to 8,000 more men. This action was the principal and only important product at Saturday's meeting of the mine operators and miners. As to the question of an increase of pay that was defeated by a majority vote, but as the rules require unanimity it was not finally laid away. A meeting of the Indiana operators was held to formulate a basis by which they could adopt gross weight or mine run system of pay. This they were unabla to affect, and so reported to the convention. KIAO-CHOU TO BE A FREE PORT. J^ondon Tiroes Gives Russia a Bint to Do L!kewu«. London, Jan. 24.—The Times gays editorially this morning: "We are glad to learn from various trustworthy an* mutually independent sources that the rumors of Germany's intention to open Klao-Chou to the world's commerce ara well founded. If this decision is maintained Kiao-Chou wll probably become a great, busy and flourishing entrepot of the world's trade—a northern Hong- kong. "The wisdom of the decision cannot be doubted. It will tend to improve tha unnecessarily strained ' relations .between England and Germany. It is to be hoped that other nations will follow Germany's example and the far eaztern, question may thereby be greatly Blm- How Stunner mad Haniw Differ. Think of GbarieB Summar renting three hotels iu Boston, with an enormously expensive lobby in each of them, seeking to bey off the revolt in his own party ii> Massachnsetts agairuit his leadership! The great Strainer would have lost his life rather than his character. McKinley Agreeable AJ1 Around. Secretary Gage and Senator Woloott are bitterly opposed to each other on the question of free silver, bnt; each consoles himself with the fact that President McKinley IB in fall agreement with him.—Exchange. R»y«l nice* the food pun.

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