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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, January 26, 1898
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 28D YEAR, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUAKY-26 J898. NO 74. The Final Clearance N OUE CLOAK ROOM starts today, we predict fast and furious selling, its an Annual event here, occurring only once a year, taken advantage of by many a thrifty buyer. We •pick the following items which may interest you, jif not,we've a store lull ot price surprising articles aamely: .Remnants of Table .Linens, Silks, Dress Goods, New Home-made Underwear and Dew arrivals in Wash Fabrics for Shirt Waists and Dresses. .Returning to our Cloak topic we mention: Do the Most Talking in the Sen' ate About the Silver Dollar Resolution. COLOBADO MAJf VEBY IBASCIBLE, SO Children's Jackets Ages 4 to 14 years, former price $6.50 to $10.50 today's tf»^ A A An Actual Discount of 25 per cent on alll our Ladies Not a Garment Excepted $400 ALL KEMAINING Misses Jackets at about one-half former prices. It means much to you. "We bought too many FEA.THEK BOAS, •we've assorted them into five lots, former prices were from 50 to 2.50, today they're marked, $1.48 ; 98c, 73c, 4Se and NewJ Shirt Waist Materials KEAR, EAST ISLE. Use Logan Mill* ing Co.'s Flours PATENT AND AUTOMATIC. Flours are the Purest and of Highest Grades on the Market 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 ............. - Gr. Tucker. Tailor, 4tt and Broadway. But I< Willing to Have the Evidence Thereof Stricken from the Record—Dehate on the Free Silver Idea Ouite Lively —Ends with Vest Sparring for Wind, an It M'ere—liouse Pretends to Dlacuss the Indian Appropriation Bill. Washington, Jan. 26.—Yesterday's session of the senate was characterized by a heated—almost acrimonious—discussion of the financial question. For nearly four hours the Teller resolution was under consideration, the principal speeches being made by Allison, Berry of Arkansas, and Hoar. The sharpest colloquy was at times indulged in between the advocates and the opponents of the resolution, the debate often approaching- bitterness. The feature of the discussion was a speech delivered by Teller, the author of the resolution, his statements calling out a suggestion from Hoar that he (Teller) ought to have them stricken from the record. In response to an inquiry by Spooner, Vest admitted that he thought the system of coinage referred to in the resolution meant the free and unlimited coinage of silver, that admission apparently giving satisfaction to the opponents of the measure. AlliHon KunH Afoul of Tillmau. In the debate on the Teller resolution Allison was the first speaker. Tillman asked Allison whether he would say in terms that the bond obligations of the government were payable in silver. In reply Allison quoted the law, that the bonds were payable in "coin;" but that was not satisfactory to Tillman, who insisted upon an answer yes or no. Allison declined to have words put into his mouth. In response to a question of Teller, Allison said he thought it would be proper for the secretary of the treasury to pay the obligations of the government in either silver or gold, "but," declared Allison, "the secretary of the treasury, if he is an honest man, in reaching his decision as to action upon that point, must take into consideration existing- conditions, one of which is that this government is pledged to maintain the gold and silver currency of the country at a parity." ViAe of Allison Tu - enty Years ASTO, That represents Allison's position on the question. Berry of Arkansas, in an extenced speech, declared the pending resolution was precisely the same as tended" that the question "Was not onfc of legal power, but of honor and good faith. He would not say that the senator ifrom Colorado had "squirmed" out of he question, nor would he order him "to sit down" as he had ordered the senator from Indiana. Teller—"I will strike-that out of my *peech." "II! I were the senator," safd Hoar, "I ivould have the entire speech stricken from the record." Hale declared thac the debate during the day had settled the fact that it was the desira of the advocates of the resolution to bring the country to a silver <«»sis. and to make the payment of all debts, public and private, in silver, which was now wcirth less than half what gold is worth. He was willing, he said, to have the people of the country pass upon that proposition. Vest Insisted that the Maine senator's remarks had placed the advocates of the resolution in a false light. "We are not monometallic," said he, "but bi- rnetallists." Allison asked Vest whether he thought ife Bland-Allison act in substantial compliance with he concurrent resolution of twenty years ago. "This is no financial kindergarten," said Vest. "The senator from Iowa ought to know what the Allison-Bland act meant, because he framed it himself." "I want it understood," declared Allison, "that the resolution of 1ST8 did not mean free coinage of silver, as the senators from Colorado and Missouri have both said that this resolution means. I r our Hundred Business Men Foregather at the Indiana State Capital. MOSTT1EY CONVENTION AT WOEK. want an answer to my question, and if It requires a financial kindergarten to obtain an answer I would like to have the senator from Missouri open such a school now." Vest did not deem it necessary, he said, lo extend the colloquy further at so late an hour. Tinder the parliamentary fiction of discussing the Indian appropriation bill the house devoted almost the entire day to a political debate in which the main question was whether prosperity had come to the country as a result of the advent of the present administration. As the speeches were limited to five minutes each many members participated and partisan spirit kept the interest keyed up to a high pitch. The acrimony which usually characterizes such debates was almost entirely absent, but although good-natured some hard knocks were given and received. Smith, the delegate from Arizona, made an attack on the system of educating the Indians and Walker moved to strike out the appropriation for the Carlisle school. No vote was taken on the mo- ion. Governor of the State \Velcoines the Delegates and Appeals for the Gold Standard —Governor Shaw, of lows, the Principal Speaker at th«> Opening- Session, Urging the Retirement of the Greenbacks— few Bankers at thu Convention. Indianapolis, Jan. 26.—Four hundred delegates were present at the Grand Opera House yesterday when Chairman Hanna, of the executive committee, called the monetary convention to order. This was an increase of 100 over the number of delegates that attended the first Indianapolis convention of a year ago. The hall presented the appearance of a national convention ot one of the two great political parties, the various delegates being indicated by standards bearing- the names of the various states. The private boxes and loggias were filled with handsomely dressed ladies, representing the wealth and culture of Indianapolis, and the THR TAILOR 1 , ' 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 ... Dyspi.psia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney ^Complaints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh,, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. Scrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Rheum,, Eczema, "Weak Back, Fever and Ague and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous SystDm. Price 26 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HEKB TEA CO. NEW YORK. that for which Allison voted twenty years ago. If it was not a violation of public faith then, he maintained it could not be such now. One of the reasons why Berry was desirous of the passage of the resolution was that It would disprove the charge brought in 1S86 that the Democratic party was composed of repudiationists and dishonorable men. Aldrich inquired whether, in view of the fall in the price of silver, Berry believed the government ought to take advantage of its creditors and pay them in the cheaper metal. Berry replied that he was as much in favor of maintaining the honor of the country as the senator from Rhode Island, but he held that the bondholders ought to be willing to live up to their contract and accept "coin" in payment, Kerry Denies Any "Understanding." Lodge said that it was well understood that the bond purchases were to be paid in gold as they paid gold for the bonds, and he quoted from a speech of Teller showing that he (Teller) had the same idea. Berry denied that there was such understanding and he would defy anybody to establish as a fact that there was such. In the course of his remarks Berry said that the country had before it the spectacle of a secretary of the treasury who wanted to redeem silver dollars in gold and firmly to fasten thegold stand- >TEW.S FROM THE COXSTJL GENERAL. Lee Describes Things at Havana as Very Peaceful ;iiul Lovely. Washington, Jan. 26.—The second telegram from Consul General Lee received at the state department yesterday came at 2 o'clock and was carried •by. Assistant Secretary Day over to the White House for the information of the president. In this telegram General Lee said that the Maine had arrived at 11 a. in. and had been received with every courtesy. The commanders of the German and Spanish ships of war in the harbor had called upon the commander of the Maine, who had returned their calls; the Spanish forts had fired salutes, and all the ceremonies called for by naval etiquette had been observed. In addition the consul general stated that everything was tranquil in Havana. The department officials have heard nothing officially of any trouble or misunderstanding between Consul General Lee and Secretary General Congosto and attach little importance to the rumors to that effect; in fact a press telegram from Havana gives an official denial. It is said at the navy department that as matters stand there is no call for further instructions at present to Captain Slgsbee, who Is permitted to use his own discretion in dealing with the events of the day, although he has been enjoined to consult freely with Consul General Lee and was also minutely instructed before he arrived at hall was tastefully decorated with national colors. Two Governor* Did the Speaking. Two governors — Mount of Indiana and Shaw of Iowa—were the speakers at the afternoon session. Mount delivered the speech of welcome and Shaw spoke for more than an hour on the gold standard and the retirement of the greenbacks. He spoke to an audience of substantial business men who thoroughly appreciated his argument for an elastic currency based upon commercial assets. The delegates did not include many bankers, but included many men of large affairs and some of national prominence. Among those who arrived just before the convention met was General Simon B. Buckner, of Kentucky, the gold Democratic candidate for vice president two years ago. There was also General Charles Traey, of Albany, who used to represent the Cleveland, administration in the fights against free silver in congress. Largest Delegation on the Floor. Iowa vied with Indiana for the honor of the largest delegation on the floor, and made an impressive appearance whe.n the delegation arose en masse to chec?r Governor Shaw. There were about sixty of the Iowa delegation and there were also strong delegations from Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. Franklin MacVeagh, who was the Democratic candidate for United States senator some years ago. was among the Chicago delegates with H. H. Kohlsaat, of the Chicago Times-Herald, and Professor J. Laurence Laughlin, one of the members of the monetary commission. In the New York delegation were such men as William E. Dodge, Henry Hentz (ex-president of the Cotton Exchange), Gustav Schwab and J. Harsen Rhoades, Chairman Huiina Greeted with Applause. It was 3 o'clock when H. H. Hanna, of Indianapolis, the chairman of the executive committee, called the conven- ticn. to order, He introduced Rev. M. L. Haines, of this city, who offered a. brief prayer, at the conclusion of which Hanna arose to introduce Governor Mount, of Indiana, who was to deliver the address of welcome. As Hanna stepped forward to the front of the platform he was greeted by a burst of applause which continued for a full minute, and which ceased only when it was obvious that the recipient was embarrassed by this cordial tribute to his personal popularity. Governor Mount spoke briefly. His speech was appropriate to the occasion and was an earnest plea for the maintenance of the gold standard. shall t>e allowed to estamisn nrancnes in any part of the country. By means of these branches the surplus money now in money centers can be utilized for the moving of crops and the proseciuing: of general Business." MINERS -<NO OPERATORS"AGREE. ' Deadlock iu the Chicago Conference Bi-ok» ell and Settlement in Sight. Chicago. Jan. 2C.—Ohio and Pennsylvania, mine operators yesterday agreed to break the deadlock which has existed between chose two states for at least seven years, with the condition that the convention of operators and miners arrive at an understanding on the other differences named in the call. This threw the burden of responsibility upon Illinois and Indiana operator*, who were still at loggerheads on the- mine run and double-stiindard systems. The operators of Ohio agreed not to allow the question of the differential between Ohio and Pennsylvania to stand between the settlement of the issues before the convention, providing thelat- ter were all solved. The trouble between Indiana and Illinois relates to the manner in which coal shall be screened and whether wajres shall be paid upon c-'al as it comes out of the pit or screened coal. The southern portion of Indiana, competes •with the southern portion of Illinois, and inasmuch as Illinois miners and operators agreed last fail to adopt the "mine run" system it will be necessary for the latter to waive that agreement in order to pacify Indiana. This was the next point to settle, and it is believed that it will be settled by the acceptance of the double standard—mine run and screen. The miners' convention did not convene in the evening. Word came from. the scale committee that no report could be made until today. Illinois operators and miners met during the afternoon and discussed plans whereby the grievances of the operators could bo smoothed over. It is understood that' a. committee came to an agreement to make some concessions to competing: territories in Indiana, and asking for the same consideration at the hands of the Indiana people. It is understood that the scale agreed upon would be equivalent toscreened rate,66 cents,and mine run rate, 40 cents, for competing fields in Indiana. M'COMAS SUCCEEDS GORMAN. Maryland Republicans "Flop Together" AH ofa Sudden. Annapolis. Jld., Jan. 26.—Judge Lewis E. McComas was yesterday elected United States senator to succeed Arthur P. Gorman. The ballot Upon which he was elected, the first of the day and the eighth since the contest began, resulted, in his geifijisr 02 votes to 4 for Alexander Shaw, of Baltimore, the only ether .Republican who remained in the race. Gorman got 47 votes, trie full Democratic strength In both houses. The break to McComas came as the ra- sult of Mo-.1 day night's caucus, at whirh McComas was practically unanimously nominated. Ten Republican delegates froin Baltimore city, and Senator Wfstcott. of Kent "county, however, refused to takp any part in the caucus or to consider themselves bound by it. Up to the hour of noon yesterday when the balloting was resumed, no one not in their councils knew how they meant to vote. It was therefore with the most intense interest that the balloting was watched, and when* the name of Westcott was reached and he. after a brief speech, changed his vote from Shaw to McComas. every one knew that the end was near and the cheering was tremendous. Speaker Schaefer was the next of the recalcitrants to come in line. Four of them—Quast, Baldwin, Short and Delacoup—stuck to the bolt to the last. HE HAS 1 HE NAWie OF CORBETT. CONVENTION PREPARES FOR WORK. Havana as to the wishes of the secre- Committceon Resolution, Appolnted-Not tary of the navy. ard upon the country, yet the president The Spanish minster, Senor Dupuy de had not the nerve "to kick him out of the cabinet." TKH.ER TAKES UP THE QUESTION. Author of the Resolution Gets Rather \Vrathy at His Opponents. Teller took the floor and declared the resolution was a question of law and was met at once by Hoar, who dissented from the proposition arid urged that it had come now to a question of honor. "This is not a question of law," said he. "It is the question ot" the violation of the public faith. Shylock had the law on his side for a good while, but nobody supposed that Shylock, without derogation of the rights of Antonio, jould take the pound of fle-?h." Teller contended that he had quite as much regard for the national honor as had other members of the senate. "I am getting tired," shouted he. "of the position assumed by certain senators here because they live in the eastern part of the country. They are no more honest; they are no more strenuous in upholding the public honor than I am. "I want to say here and now that I believe in paying the debts of the-government in silver even if that is the cheaper metai. The government has the right to the difference, according to its contract. The silver dollar which the gentleman from Iowa says is as good aa the goid dollar is paid to the mechanic, the artisan and the laborer in liquidation of obligations incurred with them, and I hold that the bond purchaser is no better than the man with the blistered hand, and ought to be paid in the money. The secretary of the treasury is now bound by law to regard the interests of the people, but that department has been making law to suit itself for twenty years." Fairbanks arose and endeavored to propound a question to Teller. "Sit down," cried the Colorado senator. "T^» been badgered enough," Hoar replied to Teller in a speech I* which he deplored the "remarlaible si tort" of the. Colorado senator. He Lome, has little to say as to the Cuban status. He expresses much satisfaction with the present condition of affairs, all his advices indicating quiet at Havana and a hopeful outlook. The minister received a long letter from Secretary General Congosto. Referring to the recent riots Dr. Congosto states that they were made up largely of boys who were induced by a few pennies to enter upon what they regarded as a harmless and rather amusing diversion. The minister continues to look at the sending of the Maine to Havana as a friendly measure, wholly without significance ns to the general condition of affairs. Tt is pointed out by Penor De Lome that "'••e absence of General Blanco from Havana shows conclusively that no disturbance was apprehended and that this pcrioc! of entire quiet was regarded as opportune for the return to the custom of having our ships in Cuban waters, r.o<!£e"s Amendment to Teller's Resolve. Wasliir.srton, Jan. U6. — The following is the text of an amendment to the Teller silver resolution offered by Lodge: -That all the bonds of the United States, issued or authorized to be issued under said acts of congress, are payable, principal and interest, in g-old coin or its equivalent, and that any other payment without the consent of the creditor would be in violation of the public faith and in derogation of his liorKiars Ttob & Brewery, Springfield. Ills., Jan. 26.— Burglars entered the Anheuser-Busch Brewing company's office here some time during the night The door of the vault and the safe doors were blown open and the safe looted. Besides a quantity of pocket-Knives used for advertising purposes, various articles of jewelry and a. sum of money were taken. The steel money bos was carried away by the burglars. _ Governor Scofield has appointed Judge Charles V. Bardeen, of_"5Vausau, to succeed the late Judge Xewman, of the Wisewasin supreme bench. to Adjourn Sine I>ie, After Shaw's sneech was concluded the call was made for members of the resolutions committee to be reported at the evening session, at which time the names were sent in. five of them being as follows: Indiana, Hanna; Illinois, MacVeagh; Iowa, Nourse; Michigan, Anderson; "Wisconsin, Madgeburg. Hon. C. Stuart' Patterson, of Philadelphia, then delivered an address, closing with the words: "It is no time for cowardice; it is the time for courage. It is no time to retreat; it is the time to advance. Then bring up the colors to the front and march forward in the assured confidence that our cause is right and that the final victory must be ours." A significant motion was made before the adjournment of the convention by Rhoades, of New York, it was that when the convention adjourned the adjournment be subject to the cail of the chair and not final adjournment. Rboades withdrew his motion at that time, but will renew it today. His purpose is to place it in the power of the executivecommitteeto summon the representatives of the business community together at any time during the fight in congress when their influence seems likely to be potent The Illinois delegation sent a congratulatory telegram to Hon. George W. Prince at Washington for the "the firm stand you have taken for currencj* reform in this session ot congress. The Merchants' association of Nevr York has proposed a monetary scheme among the points of which are the folowing: "Legal tender notes, commonly called the greenback and the treasury notes, should be retired by the use of money in the treasury and by the to- :ue of long- time, low interest bearing- bonds. National banks should be al- owed to purchase these bonds and use :hem at par as the basis for thecircula.t- ng notes, no notes to be issued of a ; ess denomination than $10. All na- '• tional hanks shall be required to redeem ! thejtr noiesLin sold, coin, 2^fii2Qal baokf Now if He Can Obtain Bob'ft Name H« May PnU Off a Fight Chicago, Jan. 26.—James J. Corbett last night signed articles calling for a. fight with Robert Fitzsiminons. which George Considine, of Detroit, la confident he can pull off next summer. The articles are identical with those govern- in? the fight at Carson City, with the exception of the purse, which in thia case is $25,000, as against $15,001) at C£r- sc-n City. Considine agrees to post a forfeit of Sa.OCO to go to the men In case he fails to pull off the fight. In returns he demands a forfeit from each of J2,- 500. Considine said that beside tie purse for Fitzsimmons and Corbett he would offer $15.000 for Kid McCoy to go against Chqynski. Jeffries. Maher or Ruhlin. Considine Is to meet Fitzslmmonsat Detroit Sunday, and expresses himself aa confident as being able to induce the champion to write his name beiside that yi Corbett on the articles of agreement ErlUsIi A'lieaa ot tat ir«i»«n, London. Jan. "6.—It is reported that Lord Delam'eno's expedition haisreached Fashoda, on the River Nile, about 400 miles south of Khartoum, and at which place the French expedition under Captain Harchand was said to uavik arrived •erne time ago. R«y*l fluke* the food pun, whott«»«PB mmt Atoobte*

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