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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

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n^^^f^^^^VWW^rWVw-vvvv « frnousandsot Women \ SUFFER UNTOLD MISERIES, > BRADFIELD'S REGULATOR, ACTS AS A SPECIFIC B/ Arousing to HeajlhjMion all her Q^a It causes health to bloom, and; [•joy to reign throughout tbeframtf. , ; ... It Never failstoReouiate ...' .n^iass's^^KSS^ After usIniMhreo bouloa of DUADiriBM> S J KKM ALK KKOULA'l'OR «be «»p do h«r own cooimg, •« h . Al». coog, I «oi.. Al». BRiDFIELD 1IKOVUTOR CO., Atlwt«, «•• " ' Sold »T Uru«lst» si 11.00 per - A SHORT JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA IN" • FIRST CLASS STYLE The Southern Pacific Co -SUNSET LIMITED" TRAIN. Over the Sunset Route-Mew Orleans to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Was discontinued Apnl ICtli. Tlic wperlor accommodations given thb «••« number of patrons of the above •rmln dorlns the past tourist season, «»rrants thi; announcement of plans /« next season of fluer service with .qnlpment superior to anything yet Mown in traDscontluenml traffic. Look for early re-lnaiiB«rauo7i <" ••HTJNSET LIMITED" this fall. For Home Seekers. The Southern Pacific Cu. "Sunsei toute" in connection with UK; "Queen tod Crescent Route" are running vut only line of through tourist Pullman Weepers leaving Cincinnati ever.v Thursday evening for Los Angeles and |an Francisco. These excursions are specially coii- darted aud the object Is to enable thow. «bo do not care to buy the flrst-clns« roond trip or one way tickets, to enjoy t comfortable ride with sleeping car privileges and no change of cars at the •try low Mcond-cjass rate. Kor further Information, addresi v<, H. CONNOR, Commercial Apt. 8. P. •»..-Cincinnati, O. W. G. NEIMYFR. G. W. Agt. 8. f- •o.. Chicago, Hi. 8. F. MORSE, G. P- * T. Agl S. F •o., New Orleans, L». TIMETABLES. EXPOSURE OF. SILVER FALLACIES A3 APPLIED TO PRICES. An Argument For rnrmor,. With Fnct* and Figures, rroclnco.l by a L«nill"K Dmnucrntlo NowMpapor - Co.npnrUon-. on Whciit »nd Corn. From tlio Baltimore Sun (Dem.) . Tho main appeal of tho froo silvent&s is to tho formers of the country., it takes the specious form of. tolling thorn that tho prices of all their crops have boon falling oyor siuOo 1873 because silver has boon denied coinage at the United States mints since that year. With this as the starting point of all their arguments, the free silvor orators express the greatest confVlonce that if silver was readmitted to ouiuage at tho national mints at tho old ratio-of 16 to 1 nnd in unlimited quantity, the farm- era would.ftt ouco regain their old prices of 128 voars ago for their wheat, corn, cotton and other crops. As u body, taking the country through, American farmers have always been the most conservative class of voters. Their daily life is spent in dealing witl» the hard, unchangeable facts of nature, which makes thorn practical men of solid judgment, not easily carried ivway with the fanciful theories that do not justify themselves to their common souse We believe that tho free silver champions are reckoning without their host when they assume that the groat mass of our farmers arc going with a wild rash to the polls to vote for froo silver coinage at a ratio which cannot be justified by Thomas Jefferson's famous rule, which requires that we should, nx our ratio in accordance with tho market values of the two metals and the coinage laws of tho several countries with which we have the largest commercial deal- 1 It'may bo trne—it.probably is—that a considerable number of our farmers and planters, not having tho time to spare to examine closely and deeply into this money question, have been half persuaded that there is something in tho theory that tho prices of farm products have gone down with and because of tho fall in the bullion price of silver. Many of them may very likely be reasoning that, if tho fall of silver's price has been the cause of tho fall of wheat and cotton prices, a rise in the price or silver would bring a corresponding rise •in the prices of their crops. Bnt before they cast their votes next November the farmers and planters are sure to inquire more particularly than they have yet done what the actual consequences would be of free silver coinage by the United States alone,'and whether they would be losers or gainers by' the experiment. Tho more.closely-they inquire the better it will be for them and lor the country, of which- they are still the rulers on election day. Farming is still the leading occupation of the American people, and the farmers have more votes to throw than any other-class. It follows that if this question is decided wrongly and iuj-wionsly to American interests, the farmers and planters will bo tho heaviest sufferers. Therefore wo submit to all of them who are numbered among our readers that it is time for thorn to put tho free silver claims to the test of a few mfttter-of-foot questions. First, is it true th'at the.prices of farm products-have fallen since 1878 because the market price of silver bullion has been declining? If they will look at the ... xi.-t ^11»in atnrv Of the DrlCOB previous year's price,, jnst M u,iwiu»«» had happened to send wheat up or silrw °Now, snpposo the farmer .turns, to corn prices and compares them with saver prices. ' In' 1-878 corn sold for 84 cents per bushel. Of-course the mo : meut silvor was refused free coinage the price of corn should have gone steadily down as well us tho price of wheat— that is, if there was anyHrnth at an in ' the free silver argument. But corn has not gone down uniformly with silver for tho past 28 years. Far from it. The price of corn in 1879 was 40 cents per bushel, a.rise of 15 cents over. 18.3. In 1880 corn sold for 54 cents per bushel, and in 1882 it sold for 80 cents per bushel, two and a half times as much as it sold for in 1873. All tho time silver was dropping. In 1894 corn was soiling for CO cents per bushel, a rise of 1C cents over the 1873 price, although silver had dropped in the meantime from $1.28 to 68 cents per ounce. So that while silver had fallen off 50 per cent in market value, corn had risen to nearly the same extent. HOW a Ciroua: Canvasman -• Fame and Fortune. P»t Clancy W»« the Flr.lt to Introduce tlio Fmituro, »nU Illn A3»l*t»nt Wa» • KU Escupotl Lunatic from Mount Plsumint. _•. • - . e '•; "TTneknife-throwing-afca-numnn-tar- get act is now aii old turn," said the old showman to a Chicago Record reporter. "See here," he said, and he drew from the inside of his ragged old coat a greasy old pocketbook; then, undoing the string that bound it, he opened.lt and displayed a lot of dirty old letters and frayed newspaper clippings. From the latter he selected the following advertisement: WANTED -A MAN OF NERVE TO, Lenve for 3:15ant; 5«)am; l:15pm; i"i™60 a m; 12:30 p m; 1:00 P m ' ;1 ° pm Arf ive Mm Bfa« or(1 «=<» » ™: - been ecnng figures that tell the story of the prices of silver as compared with the prices of Lir products for the put'28 years they will discover that itto very far from be- £gtrue. Not even wheat and cotton. J. A. McCULLOUaH. Agent. So KABT. BOUND. '.. 2:41 a m lI s EEL IUVEB DIVISION. .'WEST'BOUND. No 36 arrl»e '•""."'."'.'."."'.'.".'""''z 85 p m BAST BOUND. NoS81eeTe- No M leave ine true. j»ui w»™» ,.~™, --•; have kept close to silver in the rising., and falling of their prices, since 18.8, though they have, quite by accident, kept more nearly tosilverin their fluctuations than any other farm products. Of course, if it were true that silver, by its rise or fall in price, regulated the prices of all other things, we should not find in the prices'of the/last 10, 20 or 80years that while one product of the farm went down in price, silver was going.up, nor that silver, was going, down in price whole certain other, farm products were g oing up. Yet that is exactly, whati-Jias happened all .the time and what is happening today. Silver does not keep pace at all, and never has-kept pace, in an even way, with: the prices of :fann products If it were otherwise, and the free tilver fiction were true, so that the price of everything the farmer raises could be fixed b> fixing the price' of. silver, we sho'old not blame the 'farmer for wanting a law passed declaring silver to be worth twice as much m the Unjted States as in any other country in the extent. : Wo might multiply these illustrations indefinitely, but these will suffice to establish the point that there never has been the slightest relation of cause and effect between tho decline in the prices of farm crops and tho decltoe in the prices of bullion silver. And this point is the pivot of the whole question so far as the farmers are concerned, who think to improve their condition through free silver coinage. They are told by every free silvor authority that the value or their crops has diminished every year, steadily with and in even proportion to the falling prices of silver bullion. That is not trne, as they can find lot themselves by comparing price lists since 1878. And, if that is not true, then it cannot bo true either that to artifically inflate the market price of silver by giving it free coinage at our mints at a ratio which overvalues it by nearly 50 pur cent above its market price all over the world, would give the fanner the benefit of the same over., valuation or flat rise in the price of his crops The farmer's common sense must' tell him that no such magic way of raising the prices of his crops can possible exist. Ho will get more or less for his wheat, cotton and corn, just as he always has done, according asi there is a larger or smaller demand for them in the world's markets, taolndwg those of his own country. If he shouia vote to .give the silvor mine owner a coined dollar for SO .cents worth of his Surer-ore, that -will be a good thing for the mine owner, but it would certainly not induce the farmer's ^stomers either at home or abroad, .to give him *1 per bushel for his wheat if the supply of it should be so large restively-to>the demand that it could be bought of other people for CO cents or 66 cents. FOB OJCID MOMENTS ONLY. If it were possible to come upon a sil- verite while he was enjoying a lucid interval it would be timely and pertinent to ask him a few questions, something like the following: .; Is it not true that the last 40 or 50 years have been richer in invention and discovery than the whole previous ps- nod of human history? Has not invention uniformly resulted in a wonderful cheapening of the processes of production and distribution, and do not inventions usually extend IB the direction of greatest profit to the inventor? ' • • •- • ' • Of all the directions, of profit, have very many offered greater inducements to invention than those offered in ths production of, the precious metals? Does not the great increase in the pro- "It'3 30 odd year since this first appeared," he said, "and tiroes is changed tinco then. > "We was down in Texas with old John Robinson's circus. I was a canvasman then, and my right-hand bower was Pat Clancy, a canvasman, too. Pat was an ambitious feller, and was all the time thinking up schemes to better himself. •I don't see,' says he, 'why 1 should be slc.-lg-ing stalls, and piling ropes when other fellers without half my' brains or muscle is getting big- money faking. "So Pat went in training for a performer, but he was a dead failure, and only got the laugh on all sides, till one dny he struck a bright idea, and tho next thing I knew he had a dozen.big, ugly-looking knives, and. was putting in hts spare time throwing- 'em at a target. "He'd discovered himself at last, for the way he could throw them knives v.-as rcnlly a wonder, and astounded even himself. . "After he was able to plant his knives in the target at just about, where he wonted to. he drew a figger.of a man on it, and took delight in seeing how nenr he could come to the outline without t.eching it- , "Finally he was perfect. Now s yer chance, Billy, 1 he sez to me; you be the target.- I'll throw the knives; we'll be the Lorezo brothers and be famous. Will yer do it?' " 'Not on yer life,' sez I. "Then he gits mad and walks tiway. And the next day the papers has this advertisement in it. I've kept it here C ^ f; •• I am Bigger than the Biggest; Better than the Best!" . » What a cHewer. wants first is a good tobacco; then he thinks about the size of the plug. He finds both goodness and bigness in " Battle Ax." ,He finds a 5 cent piece almost as large as a 10 cent piece of other high' $ grade brands. No wonder millions ^ chew " Battle Ax." V ^ ® ^ & V B th . Coml) |,xlor, For sale by B. F, KEESUXG. tf AND ALIA - TKAJNB LEAVE LOOANSPORT. IND. FOB THE NORTH. IQHI BBUU....".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.' 8 36 p m parlor car, Indianapolis to DRW. TOR THB BOOTH B o 21 dalljexSunUw ...... V""«r""sontnBenato No 18 has inrough parlor .car, bomn uenu i v ' . tbrougH Sleeper, ..... • : •'-• • No 15 dallj except .SundBT..." . to 8« Arrive* Or, '». A. - ; Fort, .General Avrat flt LovU*. Ilo: . .",' .'".''paeomaiaia'/ . Mr* A. J. Lawrence, of. Beaver, !»., •»y»: ; "BwziliMi Balm brought me out of • ieveT» ; «tU<:k/ ; oi 'pntnroonU in •plendJd,»h«p?y;Jt;l«:»: wonderful : reta- edr for conehs »nd.lung.trouble*. v Aho foron'twwa'rise, for burns, cold lbr«^ r rad chopped h&ads aod f tee, it ~~~ The price, of. silver inl^ndon in"l873 was |1.29 per ounce The price of wheat per bushel in the same year was $1.81. The price of cotton per pound in the same year was 18 cents Now the .verynext year (18,4), silver coinage having been stopped vfi should expect .to find, if. the free silver- ites are speaking truly, .the.prices of sil-^ "or Bullion, wheat and. cotton all going down together. But they did'not. Silver^ went down in 1874- to *1.27 pe Tl ounce.-but the price.of'wheatwent.up to 31.43 per ;bushel,while the pricei of cotton fell off 3 cents per pound. Neither *o rise of wlieat nor.the fall of co ton. prices kept even pace with the .fall of. silver's price, for the simple reason that the price of either one of th'ose three articles had no-influence; whatever on the prices of the other two. :'Agau*-in 18.8 wheat sold at $1.84: P er : bushel, higher, thai-Tin 1873 by .8 cents per. bushel, but silver had fallen to $1.15 per ounce In St^pS;s : ^ 8 Sts°y sound since 1873, though, silver had not £llen.to anything like the. same.extent.. £ 1890 silver-ralliea'-in 1 price to $1.04 per O unce,froni;98;cents ; per.oanoein 1889 But wheat did. not rally with it On theT contrary;, wheat.fell; from,, 00 cents p'e'r brishel in 1889.igJW cents.per c_T-f # 1890, - The' next LKJeS JUUii uu« £iw*v -~~— %uctioniof both gold and silver the fact that thoy have 'not escaped the genius of .the times, which is toward loosening, the grasp of nature npon all her stores 'and.placing them at tho^com- maiid of man at a smaller and smaller outlay of his energy? ' . , ' If so, what reason has the silvento for believing that gold has appreciated and has thus formed the.solo exception to the rule that all the ..products of the .earth have become cheaper in. the market as invention and discovery have gone hand in hand over the earth? If aluminum should have fallen in valne so that/its! present price is -less than i-lSOth of its price 40 years ago. is it at all likely that gold, another'metal. offering at all' times a great premium for its production, should have doubled 'in value in ; the last 30 years? . . . Does not tie fact that British Hon- duras-ond Santo Domingo, silver countries of. the cheap, and weak sort, have been able to adopt,the gold standard re- oently prove that gold is 'very plentiful and within the reasonable; reach .of every one.who :has real value- to ex 1 - ige forjt? THE SENSATION OF THE SHOW. among all the other missed opportunities of my lite-yon can see there'salot of them, too. • «But»tout,Pat. Well, a coup e of weeks passed and nothing tad been heard from the advertisement, and Pat was in despair. But one ^y an odd-look, ing stranger, a tall,' wel-bu.lt fellow with a far-away lock m his eyes, . applied for the posish-and got it. "I was there when Pat and the stranger, who said .bis name was Juan, had their first rehearsal, and I. never seed a feller look so happy as'that Juan cid when he stood up before the target ck knives, around him '. Bourke Cockran clinches the last nails in the Bryanesqne coffin with a logical, sledgehammer, blow/ . Bryan, declares that within the past 25 years the United States has been sold but! to foreign moneylenders. .By whom has" if been •'•sold .out?" By the representatives of ihe people. But who chose. :thenv,as., representatives? The people. Then.the ; people are not to be trusted to choose representatives. Therefore, the republic is a failure. Nevertheless, Bryan appeals :toi the' people, who! habitually elect traitors and scoundrels to represent them.-to.ohoose himh ; If R-r.a?i ; .Bpe»tB falsely, he is a ,demagpgn«, worthy of stripes. If he" speaks the truth, ou> goTOrnnient .of. thej.'peopte, by• the pep- Derisb from phe earth. , . ! TB« Bryaw-anorieyj plank,' aftet.haT- lug.-lJdenr.Tnn: through :the;smelter and £he:Tetbiage.temoyfld; is.;this; • • • ,old .thi»g=>illi- C.1O \VIJC1L. no. tavw*-— «•!- nnd .let Tat stick knives around from 20 feet off. "We had got up into Iowa now, Pats act was the sensation of the show, and old John Eobinson gave him big money nnd 'featured' the act on the three-sheet •posters.' . „ "But, howsomcver, things went ..oil rieht until we struck a little town called Mount Pleasant, and Juan announced that lie was too sick.tb appear ar.d went "•'The .Kubea was dreadfully disap-. pointtfd 'cause there wus no Roman kn If o throwing ata human tnrget, ns advertised, andtheyhissed S\g. Palnnc, («a Pot was called) when .h£- just threw at an ordinary mark. . . " 'We'll ffit mobbed if Juan don t do lis turn to-nipht,' said old John Robinson to Pat. 'Hemustdo.it,' _ "So but Juan was dragged;, he was Bkeered, I could sec that, but'it wnsn t the krii vea he wos skcered of; he seemed ; fri!rhtcnEd of some one in the audience. • "Nothing happened, t-hqugh, nnd the next day Junn, bright and smiling.-was waitinff to go" on in his best act, when o tall, fine-looking man,'with two big fellows in uniform, entered U' 6 dress - ing 1 tent.' -- L IT> " 'That's the man I want;' scz he. I m the superintendent of;the Mount Plens- ant' lunatic asylum, and that man is an escaped patient of mine:' , _ "Juon recognized him. too, nnd and., •\Yel1 if I must" go' with you I must, that's all. 1 .And up he gets and gofis. "The superintendent afterward, told ns that Juan wnalcrnzy .as a be'lbug on one thing, and thought he.woukl'lose his-"soul.-if somebody, didn't kill ; him E ome clay with e knife. Outside of this he wasis sensible as you or I. . i "Thtit-was t-h'crend of Juan, bctseeingr that-'Pnt \vaa'so : good at the'tblKJB dozen volunteered to-be'the target.-™*among •ero : -Pat w ns road at moand.took ft young,darky;,and I was.lcft ngom : ,. "\nd now/'-'adilcd the old circus man, plalntiyely, "the knife,throwing nct^. »n old-timer. Human targets ore as. plentiful ns human-biims on the Bowe- 5 Lobanoff, the Dectniea Rowlmn Frtmler, „ The young czar of Eussia,. almost at. the outset of his' career, meets a seriou«. .etback in the death of Prince Lobanoff- RostovFky, his minister of foreign affairs. In the Russian government, iwlth its absolute despotism, personality count* for more than in any other nation, and Prince lobanofl was the strongest of the counselors upon whom the czar has'leaned. Succeeding M. de Giera in 1895, Lobanoff assumed .control pf the brilliant tacticians of Russian diplomacy and guided the government ; jto successful issues lr< almost every one bf the momentousquestions which have confronted the nation. It has been the •subject of mournful remark among the other foreign ministers of Europe that abroad. He did much to strengthen tto;.,' empire, but he-avoided the clash -of an» which Europe regards as inevitable. « remains 1o be seen whether among«» .-., other diplomats of the empire-there are those who can take up Ins work ftn» carry it on so brilliantly as he has done, THE CORPSE .ept m DEFIED TIME, of .PrcMrnttBB., PRINCE LOBANOFF ROSTOVSKT. the diplomatists of the czar were uncomfortably, clever. The leader of tie group nnd the master hand » conduct In* foreign -negotiations was Lobanoff. "orie ncrf. but to recall the ««*•• «« the various efforts recently put forth by ,hc Ha«la» government to »PP«««t« the skill and. address with which the czar has been represented The victories, tays the Chicago Record, have been Kns- ste's throughout.- Alliances were per- f^Ud cos? nrid west, the -powerful Jriendship of France being secured .„ ihougl. by, hypnotism. In the seUlc- rocnt of- the Chino-Japanese. affairs and In the negotiations lopking.to a strong footholdin the Ottoman empire the Kus- sians have 'P.^yed the winning cards Th'eYlwvp worked steadily toward their long-coveted -aim-the' control -of •'* BoBphorusiorn.pothwoy through Ind.a and an outlet to t-he^a The most re- markablc, feature of. this adroit diplo- macy^lR that its ends have been. gained without' undue. 'friction, nnd .with no nreserit danger ttf the peace of Europe. I- It Vbebause he Was favorable to peace v carrie'dhls aim* tntfont Good 8*»te IJilrty Ye»rfc • The grove of Capt. Jacob King, at ll«r- ietta O who died in the army 33 yearn vgo, has been opened in order to-iwto room for his wife, who has; just, pa away. Capt. King was buried m »" casket, sealed and, perfectly — In consequence of this fact, 1 quite .a crowd of relatives ai of the family present when^ was exhumed to view, the : When the plate over the glass,.«— .-. . moved and the remaius exposed to vte»] the whole of Capt. King's fuatnreswew, plainly visible. His face had not < blackened to a great extent, a: his grandchildren who had uever^i 1 him In life declared that he.eonld recojf-, nize him from the.picture he had left. Capt. King was buried in f nil-uniform,, , which was as fresh-looking aa-the day, . it was interred. The buttons.had lea*! none of their brightness, and even «»cotton en which his,h.'n<3 rested*™,not! 'The'only part of,his face that «howWj\'. the ravages of time:and decay-wereMii, eyes, which were«Eone enf-rely. ^Tte, g-lass was broken, and the effecfOf ttoj nir on the corpse wns not i Capt. King was a mnson nni was plainly visible. He was" Mound cemetery, whose soil sandy but whether this had anytl _ to do with his preservationjs unknown.' (mr broomcorn went abroad laitydr to the value of $lf>9.50.l. D. LELEWER, Manufociurcrof Ladies' Fine Furs Wholesale ami Retail. ,63 Staie Stvcet, . CHICAGO. .. mgnga.-er .

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