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THURSDAY. MARCH 15. 1906
$1 A YEAR. IN ADVANCE
VOL. 65. NO. 38
The Kaiser's second son, Prince
Eitel was married last week to Du
chess Sopbia of Oldenburg. ,
The ioe trust has jumped the
pnoe of its product to New Yorkers
from 30 to 40 cents a hundred.
The suit of the Countess Castel
lane (Auna Gould) that was for a
eparatlon from her husband baa
been postponed and will be tried a
bout the middle of the month.
Mr. Miznor, who married the
wealtbv widow of the late Charles
T. xerkes, and was dittmissed nfter
a few weeks of bliss, has been call
ed back by the bride.
Liout.-Qen. John M. Scofield,
U. S. A., retired, died in his home
in St. Aogustlne, Fla., March, 5,
aged 76. General SchoBeld served
with distinction tn the Civil war.
Two while men having been in
jured by two negros in Springfield, a
mob was formed, 'burning the negro
quarter of the oity. Troops were
called out to stop tho rioting.
Mrs. Corey, the wife of Hon.
Vf. E. Corey, president of the
United States Steel Corporation,
who has been utilising a variety
actress, is now with the divorce
colony at Stoux Falls, S. D.
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ed a favorable deoision, Mayor lorn
Johnson of Cleveland, O., predicts
that the citv will have three-cent
car lines in operation williin six
months. . ...
The remaining portion ot the
Paine Farm, at New Rocbelle,
N. T consisting of torty-ono
acre, baa been sold to Col. E. L.
Bill, publisher of the Musiu Trades
Review, for tho reported price of
The 128th anniversary of Robert
Emmet, the Irish patriot unci unbe
liever, was celebrated in New York
last Sunday night by the Clao-na-Gael.
Jndge O'Neill Ryan of St.
Louie was the orator of the occasion.
A pnbllo meeting is to be held in
Pittsburg, Pa., next Sunday night,
March 11, to protect against the
local Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation's declaration that actors are
unworthy ot membership in that
A negro revivalist who styles
himself 'Prophet Jones' is develop
ing lunatics in Montclair, N. J., by
predicting something awful If the
people don't stop danoing and play-
inc cards. The authorities have
taken charge of one Fred W. Doug
lass, a colored man, made insane by
There are now 1625" prisoners in
the Ohio Penitentiary. There are
1507 malos and 58 females, among
these may bn found Cassia L. Chad
wick. There are 87 United States
Prjaoners. There were received
las'tweok 21, and nine discharged.
There Tiave been about 4o,C00 con
viota here, many ot them the second
and third time. About three fourths
of the coovlots in the Ohio Pen are
for some form ot larceny. There
have been 1086 prisoners paroled
in the the last 20 years, and 200 of
these hov violated tneir parole aud
Bamesvlllo, Ohio, Maroh 10
Mrs. Nelle Ilibbard McClelland, of
Columbus, baa tho honor of being
the first person In Ohio to purchase
and ride on a two-cent mile railroad
ticket. She arrived here this after
noon. State Senator McLaurin of Miss
issippi has Introduced a bill which
the members of the legislature are
said to view favorably and which if
passed will virtually legalise the
crime of lynching in that state.
It provides that lynohing shall not
be regarded as murder, and that the
jury shall prescribe the penalty.
A tornado, accompanied by a ter
rific downpour of rain, struck Meri
dian, Miss., Maroh 2, at 8 :30 o'olook
P. M., and laid tho southern portion
of the city in ruins. The number
of dead is estimated all the way
from 26 to 40. Many houses were
blown down, under tho wreokago ot
whioh thoro are supposed to be
many bodies. The property loss is
from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000.
A bill readjusting official salaries
is introuuoert by Senator Gallinger
of New Hampshire. The readjust
ments arc to becomo effective on
March 4, 1000. The salaries pro
posed by tho bill areas follows:
President, $75,000; vice-president,
$15,000; members of the cabinet,
$15,000; speaker of tbe House of
Representatives, 812,000; senators
nnd representatives in Congress,
News comes by way of San Fran
cisco of a disastrous tidal wave and
Tornado which swept the Society
Islands, destroyed the breakwater
and other low lying islands. Sev
eral hundred natives are reported
drowned, while the money loss will
reauh a large figure, as thousands of
acres of cocoauut and banana plan
tations were washed away.
The Houfe of Representatives has
pn8ed a bill for the District of
Columbia making the desertion of
wife and dependent children, of a
misdemeanor, punishable with iin-
pr'iMonment at hard labor, the pro
ceeds of suoh labor to go to the de
serted family. Wife-beating might
have been advantngeouHly prescrib
ed for under the same head.
Toledo, O., March 11. Two
killed and fifteen injured, one of
whom will die, is the list of
fatalities in a wreck of two freight
trains and a fast passenger train,
No, 7. on the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad, at 11:35 o'olook to-dar, a
bout two miles from Bloomrtalo.
Two engines were completly
wrecked and tbo mall and express
cars, two baggage oars, two passen
ger coaches and four freight cars
were completely demolished and
later burned up.
New Discovery Made.
Los Angeles, Cal.,Moh.0. Rep
resentatives of a Nebraska mining
syndicate, Mr. C. E. Gaskell and L.
O. Willits, have asked Robert And
erson, a newsboy at Venice, a beaoh
resort near here, to name bis prioe
on the seoret for tempering copper
which he has discovered, and he told
them he would release bis oiaims to
the invention for 81,500,000.
Anderson showed a copper ax and
several knives tempered to tbe hard
ness of steel, and the experts are
hurrying to Seattle to confer with
Mrs. Carrie Plumraer, mother of the
boy. The Plummera are very pocr
and Messrs. Gaskell and Willits
stated they would make an offer to
'tho yimth'i parent?, being satisfied
' that Ills oUiuitt ure trua.
On last evening we sold the dear
old Hocking Sentinel, the paper of
our fathers and grandfathers to the
Logan Printing and Publishing Co.
We are not quite sure whether
it was a sale or a marrlagevbut on
last evening the Sentinel and the
Demoorat were made one, and will
be at home to their many friends
in Logan after this1 issue.
The Hooking Sentinel is one of
the oldest papers in Southern Ohio
and its friends have lost none of
their love and good will for this
old time honored paper.
The Sentinel and Democrat will
hereafter be issued as one paper to
all the subscribers of either paper.
The Sentinel has always been a
Democratic paper, and will still bo
published and controlled by tke,
loading Democrats of this county.
There will be no mistake about this.
We are not now able to give tho"
name undor which this paper will
Perhaps it will be the Sentinel
Demoorat or the Democratic Senti
nel, but its identity shall not be
lost, and it will continue to visit
the homes of its many friends, and
we hope to make it ono of the best
Democratic papers in southern Ohio
Wo firmly believe it has been the
desire and opinion of the leading
Democrats in the county, that it
would bo to the interest of the
Democratic party to have these two
papers combined, and therefore
we sacrifice whatever personal in
tereat we may have in the matter
and shall extend to the paper
our earnest support.
Allen R. McBroom.
A Word in Passing.
It is announcod olsewhere, that
the Hocking Sentinel and tho Ohio
Democrat consolidated, and the
friends of both papers, in business
and politics, join bands in hope
for the better of all cunoerned.
For Ihlrty-threo years I have
had control of a newspaper which
was true to the Democratic party
and faithful to every candidate on
In the passing of the Sentinol
into tho new relationship I ask my
friends to continue the good will
extended to me.
If you ask a man for an adver
tisement, or a few locals, be will
tell you that he don't believe in ad
vertising, the paper is never read.
Bnt let him be caught hugging
the hired girl, or obasiug a piece of
"calioo" up the street after dark, or
struggling with a jug of "tamerack"
and if the printing office is in tbe
garret of a twenty story building, he
will climb to tbe top, to ask tbe
editor not to pubieh it in tbe paper,
where everyone will read it.
In tbe United States congress
there are forty-one mombora who
had their birth places in Ohio.
Ot these, nine are in the senate,
and thirty-two in tho houso. This
is n larger excess of native repre
sentation than is posessed by any
other state in the union. In the
number of her sons who have filled
the presidential office, Ohio is sec
ond to Virginia. The latter gave
the nutinn seven presidents, nnd
Ohio five. '
Where is Jobann Hoch,
the Wife Murderer.
Mr. W. B. Woolsey, of Nevada,
Ohio, asks the Dispatch.
Sir: Will you pardon mo if I
should ask some one or more of
your'readors a question or two in
the life, death, or future, or rather
present condition of one Johann
Hoch, who was hanged for wife
murder a few days ago in Chicago?
We are told ihat f he promised to
love and cherish and protect 10 or 15
different women, and not less than
ten to fourteen of them met death
at his hands. Some at least had
no time to prepare for death or to
ask or roccive pardon for tholr sins.
Johann Hoch wad arrested, tried,
convicted and hanged. Beforo
going to the scaffold, ho for some
year, had death staring him in
the face. He had spiritual advis
ersand the promise of the Script
ures for a complete and full par
don of all his sins. We are told
that a minister stood on the scaf
fold repenting a prayer and that
Hoch Biid he had been a bad man,
but that he had found consolation
in A certain chapter of the Script
ures and that he had no fears.
The question I would like to ask is,
When those fourteen faithful trust
ing women lookup from the "bot
tomless pit" and see Hoch in the
arms of his Saviour, with a harp
in his band and a crowu on his
head, surrounded by angels sing'
tog praises for the redeemed, what
will those women say?
W. B. Woolsey.
WHAT OF HOCK?
'Mr.-'Cvrus Sears, of Harpster, Ohio,
answers the question thus :
To tbe Editor of Tbe Colomtiua Dlapatfb.
Sir: Your Nevada correspond
ent referring to the alleged conver
sion of Hoch, the wife murderor,
asks : "When those fourteen faith
ful, trusting women look up from
the 'bottomless pit,' and see Hcch
in the arms of bis baviour, wttn a
harp in his hand and a crown on
his head, surrounded by angels
singing praises for the redeemed,
what will those women say?"
That would seem to be an easy
one, Bro. Woolsey. If they had
the "sand" of any woman worth
having they would say about this:
Sir; In that business we didn't
have a 'squaro deal.' You 'harped'
and 'winged' one of tho most un
mitigated scoundrels you ever made,
while roasting pretty good 'square-
toed' people quite as good as the
environments you gave them would
permit as you frequently do ac
cording to the 'scheme' of many
preachers: and, according to the
belief of millions of victims "held
up" by having the big double bar
reled gun one aide labelled salva
tion the other damnation, that
they think is loaded when it is not
held in their face for revenue
onlv." So there I And now do
your worst I But we have this
consolation, you can't do any worse
than you are doing with us.
Yes, I am most sure that is a
bout what they would say; and,
that if they did, every Juryman'
having a pewter nickel s worth of
"square deal" under his hat or vest
would shout amen 1 without leav
ing his seat.
Noted Inventor Dead-
Professor S. P. Langley, the fly
ing machine inventor, died rocently
at Boston, Mass. His brother
ulaims that tho newspapers did not
treat the Professor's experiment
fairly aud that ridicule shortened
his life. He claims that bis per
fected machine was never launched
in tbe air and that it would
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On list Saturday the two-cent
railroad fare went into effect, and
the number of passengers traveling
on that day showed a great Increase
from the usual Saturday receipts.
The thief who robs ns in the
night deserves punishment no mora
severe than the thief who robs us
in broad daylight. The laws should
regard political thievery in tho
same light as any other thievery.
A new Postmaster in Vinton Co
thought he knew bis business. For
several days after he took charge
of the office there was no mail sent
out from that point. This was re
ported to the Superintendent of tbe
Railway Mail Service who telegraph
ed the delinquent postmaster. He
was very much surprised to receive
a reply, also by telegraph, saying:
I ain't got one sack near lull yet.
Dr. Preston Pratt an electrical
expert, has made the scientific state
ment in the trial of the case of Ruth
Bostrom, who is suing the Union
Traction Co. for 550,000. Mr.
Pratt says the eyesight of the hu
man raco is falling and in a certain
number of years it will fail altogeth
er, and that tbe human raco is rap
idly going blind as tbe result of tbe
increase in tbo use of electricity.
Herr Kressin, the nominal editor
of the Leluzieer Volka Zeituntr. of
. tn ,i.. vnr.
waerts. is the influential Socialist
paper in Germany, has been senten-
ced to six months imprisonment for
leze-raajesty. Herr Kressin did
nt a,,ii tlm .irtiol himself. Ho
ts merely employed to go to prison
when the real editor transgresses
tho press laws.
William Nelson bad a shooting
event at his farm one milo east of
North Robinson which was attended
by about thirty marksmen Thurs
day. The contestants shot for
pieces of a big stoer whioh has not
yet been bucthereU butwhlcb will be
slain this week, aud divided among
the winners. They took a whole
day to the shoot and bad a lot of
enjoyment out ot it.
All tho contestants used the old
muzzle loading target guns and
shot ovor a forty yard range. A
sutnutuous dinnor was served a
noon and the shooter returned to
their homes in the early evening,
after pictures had been taken ot the
Paris, March 10. Widespread
depreitsion reigns throughout France
over tbo reports of a catastrophe in
the coal mines of the Courrieres
district, near Bethune, on the Pas
de Calais. It is believed that more
than 1,200 miners lost their lives,
though no accurate account of the
calamity and tbe exact number of
natives could be ascertained at a
The catastropho was duo to an
explosion of gas at 7 a.m. in pits 11
and 4, and the flames spread to ail
the communicatiug pits.
Early dispatches from Lens said
that over a thousand men bare
been killed. It was added however
there is nothing to indicate that
thi number is correct. Not a sin
gle minor had then been taken from
Pits No. 2, 3, or 4.
Tbe spectacle surrounding the
scene all day was fearful. Great
crowds of weoping women and
children gathered to ascertain the
fate ot the male members of their
Paris, March 11. The woral fears
as to the enormity of the mlnudiea--ter
in the Courrieres distriot of the
Pas de Calais Saturday morning
have been realized. The death 1 1 t
numbers 1,100 and the whole of the
region stands appalled at the terri
ble tragedy which has brought sur
rowtofl.OOO fathers, mothers, wivis
The vast mortuary camp i under
military guard, 400 soldiers having
arrived there to assist iu holding in
check the crowds of dintructfl'l
mourners. Jtor a lime none uau
been held out to tho people that tap.
P'g " l''Pes h7 the imprisoned
"on had been heard, but gradually
, the hope vanished, and the peoplo
demanded admission to see the limi
'cs, and even threatened to lireik
through tho cordon of troop-, wlu.
Dal difficulty in keeping tho
crowns irom iuh iui. una man
named Sylvester succeeded in enter
ing tbe mine but he nover returned.
It is believed ho gropeil about insiilo
until ho was overcome by the gasts
and perished. It is reported that n
resouo party uumberiug 40 have
beon cutoff by tbo caving iu of one.
of the galleries.
Minister of Public Works Gauthi
er, Minister of the Interior Duhief,
and the seoretary of President Fal
lieres remain on the ground endeav
oring to comfort the distresnod fam
ilies ot tlm miners. President F.il
liores has giveu $2,000 to aid iu ie
lief measuros. Tho ministry will
add a further sum to tills and the
Chamber of Deputies will be asked
to vote 1100,000 for the purpose ul