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Advance Sale of Dress While black dress goods are always stylish, this season they promise to far outstrip all others in popularity with the fashionable world; perhaps one reason for this is the beautiful designs which the manufacturers have produced. Anticipating an early demand for fall dresses we placed our orders early and now have the handsomest stock of black goods, from the rich plain cloths to the elegant fancies that you will find in the city. As a starter for the season we will make the following special prices for the week. 38 inch all wool Henriettas worth BOc ct 29c 45 inch beautiful all wool serges worth BOc at 39c 4O inch elegant Jacquard fancies worth 65c at 48c -,„ 45 inch Mohair Novelties worth 75c at 5Sc The latest large figured Mohair at °9c An elegant line of crepe effects, lizard cloth etc 7&c Our line of Maltesses, Astrachan and Fancy Mohairs can't be aqualed at 98c, $1.25. $1.50, $1.75, $1.98, and $2.25. It will pay you to look at the above va ue THE GOLDEN RULE. GOOD MEETINGS McKinley Club Passed a Profi. table Evening at the Rink. OUT IN THE COUNTRY Big Crowd Hon. at Lucerne to W. D. Owen. Hear DA!! SATURDAY, AUGUST ^, ism;. Plenty ponchos.—I'tothermel. Special on dulls today.—The Fair. Handkerchief sale today,—15ee Hive., Big IlaiT.v Unssell will lead the jubi> ; 1'iio singing at iIn- colored church Mon-- •Jny night. The Columbia cigar, best in tlie city. Get :i coupon. ,;' For Sale or Rent—Tha dwelling :a.t Murdock Place. TryKotliornii'Ts Mocha, iiml Java coffee.. It Is fresh. RwuT.a-uout the handkerchief sale at iho 15ee.tli.ve today. Set bargains in footwear.—Aaron! .'Ljreoiisferdei-, TUinl iiucl Market. It you want ponchos coino to Wil- »on'.s.Fifteenth and Spear streets, It is u-nly remarkable how Otto can sell such ival elegant shoes I'or Hie price. Mrs. "riir$iiui has been discharged ft'our cllc hospital at Long Cliff as,. . cured.;. ' Wilson,-, the Fifteenth street grocer peaches daily direct from the RECIPROCITY TREATIES. Figures Showing Their Great Benefit to the Country. Special swle on boys' and children's Koee and long pants.—J. D. Fergusou ,&.. Jenks. • W. J. Bryan will . speak at . South Btnd Sept. 0. Excursion rate via Vau•Ma Ifne, ?2.00. There was a picnic yesterday at Georgetown, the party being made up of Presbyterian young people. Not one but all can save themselves 10'to .20 per cent, by doing your fall ipurctmsing at the Trade Palace, James Spears was intoxicated yesterday afternoon and Officers Bishop and Hlekey placed James in jail. Hood's Sarsaparilla purifies tne blood overcomes that tired feeling, creates an appetite, and gives refreshing sleep.' The-Amoral of the infant child of Mr:-and Jlra. C. B. Longwell will be teld this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence. ( , : : > 1 : Special g .,io for two weeks on boys' and children's- school suits. Parents should 1 .not. miss these bargains.—J. D. y.erguson-'£ Jeuks, 322 Market street. .Oolau's oppra house will for the third iilhc' foe'opened by the Irish 'comedians, Murray & Mack, this season in "Finne. spa's -Courtship." Sept. 12th is the tiatcv - Joliu Carroll was badly frightened Thursday when his valuable mandolin, the pride of his heart, was misplaced at ilarinont, where it had been sent by axpress. It was recovered speedily. • ~.l. W. Schneider, the Burnettsville druggist, has entered business in this city, having purchased and taken possession of the interest of Dr. F. A. Bnsjahu In the-store of Busjahn Bros. The excursion rate to Petoskey and Miicklnnc Island will be ¥0.50, instead of ?9.00 as announced by the flyers. Tickets good Cor ten days. Train leaves Vnmlali.a wtatioa at 4:23 p. in.; Sept. 1. •Hike Mahoney and wife, Mr. ami Mrs.-. Frank Kistler, and Mrs. ,7. Anhelr went down the Wabash river yesterday for a visit with Charley Buhl and Mr. Anheir who have f been for some, ilnic In en in p. There was a party of young people Client a very pleasant evening Thurs- iliiy at the park. Watermelons formed •the chief article on the lunch list. A .flash light photograph of the group, vnisr rirkun by Jake Stoll. A.'rare chance to visit Petoskey and Maeklnac Island. Train leaves Vani.-station at 4:23 p. ra., Sept. 1. for the round trip $0.50, Instead of $9:00, as announced by the flyers. Tickets- good for ten days. The controversy between Col. Crom- ur.on one hand and several property •owners- of the West-aide on the other, ugnin' came to the surface yesterday wiiuu -another ailidavlt, charging the OOloue'l witi'i obstructing an alley, was fili'tl-:'- Obi: Cromer insists that the al-. ley uientiv>ned belongs to him, and that iT has never been platted. ••Another declaration of the lii-pub- lUjan platform that lias my most cordial support: is that which favors reciprocity. The splendid results of the roclprocily arrangement.* that WIT,: made under authority of the tariff law o'f'lt'l.iO are striking and suggestive. The brief period they were in force, in ,most cases only three years, was not long enough to thoroughly test their irreat value, but sufficient was shown by the trial to conclusively demonstrate the Importance and the wisdom of their adoption. In 1S02 the export u-ade of the United States attained the highest point In our history. The aggregate ot" our exports that year .reached the immense sum of !?1.0oO,- ,278,148. a sum greater by i?] 00.000,000 than the exports of any previous year, Ju 1S03, owing to the threat of uu- Vrioudly tariff legislation, the total dropped to i?WT,G05,10-J-. Our exports of domestic merchandise ' decreased Jj-lSO.OOO.OOO. but reciprocity still secured us a large, trade in Central and South America and a larger trade with the West Indies than we haa ever before enjoyed. The increase .of trade. with the countries with which we had reciprocity agreements was ?3,DGO,i313 over our trade in-.lSOi", and $10,440,721 over our trade in 1802, The only countries with which the United States traded that showed Increased exports in 3S03 were practically those with which we had reciprocity agreements. The reciprocity treaty between this country and Spain, touching the markets of Cuba and Porto Rico was announced Sept, 1, 1S01. -The growth of pur trade with Cuba was phenomenal. In ] SOI we sold that country but 114,4-11 barrels of hour; iu 1802, 300,175; in 1803', C1G,40G and in 1S04 022,248 barrels. Here was a growth of nearly 500 per cent., while otir expectations of flour to Cuba for the year ending June 30, 1S9D— the year following the repeal of the reciprocity treaty— fell to 379,890 barrels, a loss of nearly half our trade with that country. The value of out- total exports of merchandise from the United States to Cuba in ISOl-the year prior to the negotiation o£ the reciprocity treaty-was ?12,224,SSS; in 1802, $17,953,570; in 1803, $24,157,008; in 1S04 $20,125,321, but in 1805,. after the annulment of the reciprocity agreement. it fell to only $12,887,001. "Many similar examples might be given of our increased trade under reciprocity with other countries, but enough has been shown of the efficiency o£ the legislation of 1S90 to Justify the speedy restoration of its rccl- .proclty provisions. In my Judgment Congress should immediately restore the reciprocity section of the old law, with such amendments, it any, as time 'and experience sanction as wise and proper. The underlying principle of tills- .legislation must, however, bo strictly observed. It is to afford new markets for our surplus agricultural and the manufactured products, without loss to the American laborer of a single day's work that he might otherwise produce."— Wm. McKinley, tlie hard times. l.u !Sfi2 we were hap |iy and prosperous. Every, man wh > wanted work- and wages could liiM both for ilie asking, and every m:i:t who waiirpd to sell something could i brief tall: that, aroused his hen ThUst'jnembors of tlie McKinley club who-missed the meeting last night at the rink, 'have themselves to blame for having -been absent: from one of tlr.; best .-lyif.eUngs the club ever 1ield. It was liu ''experience.meeting," In which a number of members." got right un 'in mOtin'.aud spoke their sentiments,'' as, cue of the members put It - Thcro were -about two hundred and fifty m'oS^nt! iim.l they were addressed first "liy'"' Mayor George P. McKoe, who spoke briefly, appealing to the good sense of the people to investigate tlie cjiii'stions before them in this campaign before rendering a decision against the American policy submitted by the Kepnblican party, ' There were loud calls for tlie Rev. ,T. C, Kauffman at the conclusion of, •Mayor McKce's talk, and Mr. Kaul'f- innn. who is a. personal friend of William McKinley. responded in a rs 10 LAST WEEK, BUT ONE Greatest Clearance and Positive Closing Out Sale. and we've made provisions for making it a lively one We request the public to know that prices are positively cut in two. MORE RECENT "CRIMES." Inter Ocean: Mr. Bryan in his speech at "Albany took up his old complaint against "the crime of 1873" and called to his aid that grim and terrible prophecy made by Secretary Carlisle nearly. twenty year* ago. It may suit the cheap political trickery of the Democratic candidate to harp on this string and gather all the woes of the country in,, a procession with the domoiietlza- t%i j of silver as the cause, but intelligent, men will 'naturally ask, "Why, ..then did the. golden age of industrial 'prosperity in this country follow "the crime of 1873?" They will naturally flx a more recent crime- or blunder, which will -be more closely associated- in their minds with the beginning of (lad a buyer. The A:iii>rican blundered in that year a:id the-l.'eui- ocratic parly can:c into power, and came as near criminal legislation'as was eve: - written hi the statute ,buuks by enacting n bill which struck down many of our itiMusU'ies mid turned thousands uf laborers upon tl; .• si reel without- iiie.'ins of support. Senator Frye of Maine 1ms been giving some attention to Mr. Bryan's speeches, and he re minds the Democratic candidates (hat thoiv must have been sonic cause for our troubles since ]$?.'',. for the most manvlous decade iu our history was tfTat from 1SSO to ISDfi. followed.by the hamier yca.t: of prosperity in 181)2. Mulliall. die English statistician, refers"10 that decade as the most inarveloos in tlie history of any nation. Senator Frye says that Bryan must have forgotten that in 1802 these United States had one-lil'th of all the wealth of tlie world, and 'that more than half of it. was made after 1ST.": Great Britain, Germany, and France laid up from 1873 to 1S02 !?HO,000,000,000, w,hilo the United States accumulated $38,000,000.000 or ?S,COO,000,000 more than the three wealthiest nations of Europe combined. In 1SJ3 our agricultural- product was worth $2,000,000,000, and in 1S02 It was worth ,$5,500,000,000, or more, than- double that of the year from which Mr, Bryan dates our downfall. Between 1S73 nluil 1S92 we paid 91,232,000,000 of our iuir tional debt and saved $IB,000,000,'In interest. In 1SOO our- manufactured product was half that, of Great Britain, and in 1S02 it was-twice greater. The cause for the hard times is-easily found nearer tlie beginning "of thu hard times. Senntor Frye found .-that cause-in the Democratic victory,- the throat of free trade, and tho loss.ot confidence iu American enterprise. He found the cause aggravated by. the ;repeal of the McKinley law and, the enactment of the Wilson law. In.the.ljist year of tho McKiuley law we imported $10,000,000 worth of woolens,, and! iri the first.year of the Wilson law we jn^ ported $00,000,000 worth. I u 189.2 W paid $80,000,000 to workingmeu iu fhc: woolen industries, and In 1895 we phl'd only $40,000,000 to those • employes. That gave the employes in the woolen mills just $40,000,000 less to-spend for- food and clothes in one year, and the. farmers lost'a'good share of It. What is true of the woolen mills is true; oi> other industries, and, as every Intelligent voter knows that the hard times began in 1S93, they will naturally jas? sociate the cause with tho political: events that preceded it. Tlie. voters ot this country committed a great political blunder In 1S02, and they, know!'it: They are not going into ancient history; to find the .cause and allow Mr. to bring up "the crime of 1873,'.' a'ny more than they are going to allow some: cracked-brained astrologist to find the' cause for the hard times in tho great comet of 18G3 or the transit of Venus- in 1SS4. The cause-and effect are too, closely associated to forget, the blun-: dor of 1892. , . • ! Since 1878 there have been nine, epidemics of dysentery In different parts of the country in which. Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy- was used with perfect success. Dyson- tery, when epidemic, is almost as severe and dangerous as Asiatic cholera. Heretofore tlie best efforts of the most.elillled; physicians have failed to check Its-ravr ages, this remedy, however, Las cured i the most malignant cases, both of children, and adults, and under the nJost. trying.conditions, which proves It,to; be the best medicine In the world for bowel complaints. For sale by B. F, KeesUng druggist. .. . .' ... ' a realization of the fact that a. preaclmr knows sotm-tliing about the questions of the day, and is able to-discuss these Kjucstions in a forcible manner. Mr. Kauffman said, "Some people have an idea I'hat: there are three sexes—men. •\voim>n ami preachers—and that the: lirst two have a right' to have and express an idea (in politics, while the hist has not. But 1 see one of my brei'.heru on the Wesiside lias written a. Populistic letter aud I suppose I have 11 right: to speak my sentiments.'' His talk was mainly on the point of Major McKinley's personality and his sentiments regarding Americanism and American institutions. • He spoke briefly but to the point, and was he.'irtly applauded. The glo.o club, which had not before been present, came iu at this time and sung a-song which was heartly cheered, and another selection was demanded and given. S. B. Boycr was • then called on and made a forcible •live-minute talk. Lie said that in the days of the Israelites the people wore a robe trimmed with purple fringe, as :i reminder of the service Jehovah had rendered them. Nowadays, the people .wear a fringe, but it is not ot purple; It is tho fringe of their worn garments.' and it serves to remind them of what a Democratic administration has done for them. A notlcalile feature of. the meeting hist night was the large number of 'ladies who were pivs'eiit. This is as • it should'lie and it is hoped that orf next Friday night, when a specially attractive progra.m will be presented, that -the rink will be tilled and that half of the number will be ladies. "These club meetings arc- a means of spreading more actual Information than are tho greater meetings of tho campaign, and should be taken .idvan tagc of by every Republican who do- sires to know what is going on in 1ho 'campaign O f education which the Fop- •ocrats say is gaining them votes every '-day.- It is a siguiliceut fact, however. that 1 -there never was a-greater interest : iu'what the great speakers of the coun- try-":i.re saying, aud that Republican speakers everywhere are having a niost flattering success and arc speaking to'crowded halls. The poach season is ncnr the end; .and disappointment will.follow-if you wait; too long. Purchase now.—McCaffrey & Co.-, • • . ' ' : THREE GOOD MEETINGS. Lucerne, Adamsboro and Georgetown 'School House Gatherings. : The Republicans held three good and enthusiastic meetings iu Cass county last; night. At Adamsboro, in spite of the large number of meetings of lioth parties, and Hie fact that a 'sound money meeting was held there Wednesday night, followed by the big picnic, there was a crowd of sixty-five or more present, and the speeches by •Capt. Frank Swigart and James West were received with respectful aii'l- close'atteiitiou. The meeting WHS highly successful. Hon. W. D. -Owcu spoke at Lucerne, ills many friends iu that neighbor- hod turned out iu large numbers to meet himv and ho'was applauded vigorously at every telling point in his ar- Kurnent against tho free and unlimited Coinage of repudiation dollars. There were'more than two hundred present, and many were unable to gain entrance to the packed school house. Georgetown 1 was visited by George Funk and George Gamble, At this place also there was no room in .the school building for all who wanted to hear the speakers. There-was a well known Populist who sat at the front aud badgered the. speakers with questions. ' He was answered to the satisfaction of the. crowd in every cnse. . Mr. Funk was explaining the fall of the price of oats. He said that oats were now 13 cents a .bushel: The Populist said, "I .only got C cents-for mine." Mr. Funk said, "You sold-them to the wrong roan." 2 School Suits for the price of one. 2 Boys' Suits for the price of one. 2 Men's Suits for.the price of one. 2 Overcoats for the price of one. White and Percale Shirts, Underwear Ofloveu, Mackintoshes, socks, SUE ponders etc al! go at half, Ha's less than half. We wish to make it very interesting and to benefit the massep. All are invited to call, Respectfully. THE, HARRY FRANK, 314 Fourth Street. The reply was, "I sold them in Logansport." !Like a, flash, Mr. Funk shot back, "Were.they wet?" When the questioner replied that they were "a little bit," tho crowd hooted him down. This questioner has been called down wore than once in the sound money meetings. Republican Meetings. Republican speakingswill be held at the following places in Cass county: Hon. W. D. Owen will speak at "Walton Saturday evening, August 29tb. Mr. Lucius B. Swift of Indianapolis, a former Democrat, will speak oa sound money at the rink under the auspices.of the. Railroad Men's' Sound Money club. Monday, evening, August 31st. S. T. McConucll and George W. Walters w^ill speak at Prospect Hill, Adams township, Saturday evening, Aug. 29. Frank Swigart will speak at Ford's school house, Jefferson township, Saturday, Sept, Oth. .. . At Royal Center, to McKinley club, Saturday night, Augusjt 29th, DeWitt C. Justice. RAILROAD HEN. Asked to Attend the Meeting of Sound Honey Club. A meeting of the Railway Men's Sound Money Club will be held at the rink, Monday, August 31st 1896 at S' p. in. The Hon. Lucius B. Swift, of Indianapolis, a sound money Democrat will deliver an address in behalf of sound money and prosperity. All railroad men, (regardless of their political views)'-'their families and friends are invited to^tteud this meeting. E. F. KEAJiXEY, President A. F. HOCKEXBEAMER, Sec'y and Treasurer. •WILL THEY PUBLISH THIS. Every Topocratic organ in.the country- has been publishing an alleged article from the London Financial News, in which it was declared that the free coinage of silver by this country would "put Great Britain out of the markets of-'the world." The London Financial News, iu an editorial published in its issue of August 13, makes the following explicit denial: "No such article was'ever-printed by us, and its whole tenor is'directly opposed to the view we have taken of tlie effect of free silver in the United States.- So- far from advocating free silver coinage, we have persistently pointed out that it spells repudiation, and the withdrawing of all European capital." NINETY PER CENT FOR GOLD. Ninety per cent, of the commercial travelers without regard to previous political affiliations, arc enthusiastic advocates of sound money. They have I'proved willing advocates of the cause 1 and within the past few days, have taken a new way to show to the traveling public how they stand. On the hotel registers can be seen any number of names, with the word • "gold" written after, showing where the subscriber stands. KOTTCE. The members of the Continental Fraternal Union, arc requested to attend the funeral services of Bro. E. S. Mountain today at three o'clock,at the undertaking rooms of C. L. AVoil. It would be difficult to itemize our many lines yet to be sold, but suffice it to say all must go at 50c oh the dollar.—Harry Frank. THE CONTRACT LET. . The contract for tho construction of the Royal Center water works plant has been awarded to Stevens & Bedwards of this city. But two bids were filed, John J. Hlldebrant being the other coutracter bidding. Stevens & Bcdwards' bid was $5,175. The bid does not include tho building of the boiler house which will probably amount to ?200. The boiler house will bo a frame building. The town trustees expect to issue bonds to the extent of $4,000 to pny in part for the plant. My little boy, when two years of age, was taken very IU with bloody flux. I was atfrtsed to use Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera; and Diarrhoea Remedy,, and luckily procured part of a bottle. I carefully read the directions and gave It accordingly. He waa very low, but slowly and surely he began, to Improve, gradually recovered, and Is now as stout aiid strong as ever. I feel sure It saved his life. I never can praise the Remedy half its worth. I am eorry every one In the world does not know how good it !t is as I do.—Sirs. Una S. Hlnton, Grahamsville, Marlon Co., Florida. For sale by B. F. Keesling, druggist. William Dodd, who lives nea'r Royal Center, lost a number of sheep by'dogs killing them one night recently. NINE CENT SALE A Special Sale For Nine Cents. Who Ever Heard of a Nine Cent Special Sale. Well here it is; for one week we will sell choice of the following well known shoe dressing, Whitemore Bros.; Gilt Edge Oil Dressing, Button & Thuroston's Celebrated Rayen Gloss, Restorff & Bettmann's Celebrated Glycerole, Alma and other celebrated shoe dressings all o£ which retail at 25 cents pcr'bottlc by all merchants. Choice of these celebrated dressings ONLY NINE CENTS. PILLING, THE SHOE HAN, 412 Broadway, Logansport, In<L Infallible Corn Salve wortli 25 cents for 9 cents.—Pilling. White Clover, powder retail price 25 cents, reduced to 9 cents!—Pilling. Now Is the time-to supply yourself with shoe dressing at less than wholesale, price.—Pilling, the shoe man, 412 Broadway. .