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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER
OBOBOE M. COOKE, - Ebrron.
JOHH W. LANBLEY, - - ASSOCIATE.
Published every day In the year, at the
Leader Building, Putnam Stroet and
TKUcrnoHE. .... No. 3
WEDNESDAY, JAN. I, 1800
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Don't turn over a new leaf. 'Wipe
tho debts olt the old ono. one at a time
and you will become a better man pro
portionately as you balnnco the page,
The Leader boysnre out this morning1
with a Carrier's Edlton which is hon
ored by containing their names as pro
prietors. The edition is printed on fine
paper and contains a splendid New
Years story, '"An Arkansas Prophet"
Any courtesies shown the boys by in
dulgent patrons will bo worthily be
stowed. The Senate Clerkship fight between
James R. llarr and Alex Caino is as
suming all tho proportions of a repeti
tion of the Sleeper-Boxwell Speaker
ship contest. The bympathics of Wash
ington county are of course with Mr.
Uarr, who is a leader in Guernsey
county politics an'l belongs to the Fif
teenth Congressional district Caine is
a good man, but he has been well taken
care of for years past and tho up-to-date
policy of Republicans is to pass
tho soft snaps around among new men
We bow this morning in recognition
of 1S90 and wish our readers a happy
and prosperous New Year. Standing
on the threshold of Marietta the young
gentleman appears to be a lusty youth
worthy iu every respect of his prede
cessor. Marietta has been greatly
favored in growth and business during
tho past twelve months and the
prophecy that she will continue during
1S0G her swift pace of improvement is
satisfying because every condition in
cates that it wi'l bo fulfilled. All hail
the New Year and when his sands are
run may ho leave the world better and
more prosperous than when he finds it
Tho O. A. R. oyster supper Christmas
Ere was largely attended. Everyone
seemed to enjoy themselves. Mr. Far
low made a very interesting speech.
L. C Beach rendered the piece entitled
Mr. James Ormiston and wife, of Il
linois, spent a week with Mr. Ormis
ton's aged mother. There will be a re
union of tho Ormiston family held at
the home of Mrs. Lucinda Ormiston on
New Years Day. Aunt Lucinda is in
her 83d year.
Buell Ball and family have returned
from Tingley, Iowa, to Vincent, where
they will make their home hereafter.
The Barlow schools will begin in full
force Monday, after two weeks vaca
tion. Dustin McGrew spent tho Holidays
The Christmas entertainment at the
I'resbyterian Church, as usual, was an
enjoyable affair. Among tho best was
the motion song, "Rock-a-bye Bab3"
rendered by the little girls. The house
house was entirely taken down by six-year-old
little Willie Graham, with the
piece entitled, "Tale of a Naughty
Mr. Levi Jones is on the siek list
with very little hope of his recovery.
Bert Seely has had a relapse of the
mumps, and was quite seriously ill-but
is improving again.
Rev. J. D. Bailey, of Lane Seminary,
spent the Holidays in Barlow with his
Quite a number of teams from Mari
etta came out Saturday after tho cas
ing from Gilbert Smith's oil well which
has been abandoned.
The Christinas exercises in the M. E.
Church was a very pleasant nnair.
The treo with its toys and decorations
was very attractive.
Misses S. 0. and Mariah Deming, of
East Watertown, have moved into our
village with Mrs. Kate Wagner.
A band was organized in onr village
recently, with Doug. Ford as leader
and Henry Klinger, treasurer.
Mr. Sydney Weihl, who has been in
Indianapolis, Indiana, for a number of
years, came home for tho Holidays.
Tho officers of the Watortown Farm
ers' Institute met on last Saturday to
perfect arrangements, with president
G. B. Bartlett in the chair and Win.
Breekenridge, scribe. Tho Institute
will bo hold the Cth and Oth of Fobru
nry. A good program has been made
out and good talent from adjoining
townships has been assigned to duty,
with tho State bpeakers, J. F. Greene
and A. D. Selby. Wo look for a more
Interesting Institute than heretofore.
"Vocal and instrumental music is mixed
through the program enough to give it
tone and interest We are glud to re
late that Washington County furnishes
one of tho lecturers for the Institute
season of 1895 and '90, our follow towns
man, IT. IL Foreman. He goes to the
northern counties. R. W.
WAS IT MURDER?
Suspicious Clrcumntaucos In Connection
With the Sistor.illle Trugoily.
Tho Leader of Monday morning con
tained an account of a tragedy at Sis
torsvlllo, In which Frank Rodgers was
supposed to have attempted tho lifo of
a fallen woman named Allco McClel
land and then shot himself through
tho heart Tho Coroner's inquest de
veloped some facts justifying the sus
picion that Rodgers and probably tho
girl were victims of foul play. An In
mate of a boat lying near tho ono on
which tho tragedy occurred was heard
coaching a witness to "mako it out
that Rodgers Bhot her." On tho day of
tho inquest It was learned that Rodgers
.had known tho girl but 15 hours, mak
ing it Improbablo that ho should shoot
her because of love or her refusal to
marry him, especially so as ho knew
hor bad character.
Further, Rodgers was shot twico in
tho left breast one of tho bullets pass
ing through his heart and tho other
striking a rib. Physicians say that
the infliction of either wound would
have disabled him so that ho could not
have fired tho second shot. Both bul
lets passed into his body on the left
sid directly from tho front. Rodgers
is known to havo boon a left handed
man and consequently muSt have as
sumed a vory unusual, not to say im
probablo posture to havo fired the shots
Tho caso will be sifted to the bottom
and tho body may bo exhumed for
At the election of ofilccrs of Bartlett
Post, tho following oiliears were chosen:
E. Heald, P. C.
Jas. Campbell, S. V. C.
J. W Heald, J. V. C.
O. Miller, Q. M.
Job. Clark, Surgeon.
Matthew Wood, Chaplain.
W. G. Jewell, O. D.
G. W. Male, O. G.
A. II. Perry, Delegate.
W. II. Underwood, Alternate.
We understand the name of Henry
Male has been mentioned for colored
guard at the Ohio Pen.
Miss Gertrude Dillo is vory low with
lung trouble, but we hope she will be
about soon. Sciro.
THE ART WORLD.
The great-grnndf-on of Robert Burns,
the poet, is liiing in poverty in Edln
burg. Cheret Is giving Paris a free open
air exhibition of his posters, 100 of
which are bhown on the boards that
temporarily inclose the corner of Rue
Taibout and the Boulevard des Ital
lens. Meissonier's widow hns presented to
the Luxemburg gallery fh e bronze stat
uettes, the work of the nrtibt. They
represent two men on horseback, a
dancing woman chained to a block, and
Iu the Daru staircase in the Lout re,
where tho Samothracian Victory
.stands, the mosaic of thu cupola has
just been finished. It represents in
four great figures on gold ground the
four ages of ancient art, Egyptian, As
syrian, Greek nnd Latin, and on four
medallions portraits of grent artists.
A Schleswig-Holstoin art union,
which is trying to laise the money to
buy Sulmann's painting, "The Strik
ing of tile 1'lagH of tho Danish War
ships, Christian VIII. and Geilon, in the
Eckerafiord, in 1819," asserts that Em
peror William not only made notes for
the pictuie, but painted iu parts with
his own hnnd.
A MUSICAL MELANGE.
Tito Mattci, the song writer, who be
came bankrupt ihe years ngo, has just
obtained his discharge in bankruptcy
"La Travlata" has been revived at
Paris for Mine. Sawlle, of tho Opera
Comique, who is the first singer that
has dared to bing Violetta there after
Patti. The audience was tcry enthusi
astic. Verdi has gone to Milan to Inspect
the retreat for nged musicians which
is being erected at his expense near tho
Porta Magenta. It will cost $100,000.
The architect is Camlllo Bolto, brother
of the poet and composer.
Ole Bull is to have a statue at Bergen,
his natito town, $25,000 having been
subscribed for the purpose, part of it In
the United States. At Christlanla King
Harald Hardraade, the last of the Vik
ings, who wok killed at Stanford bridge
fighting against the English Harold,
is also to lmve a statue.
Killarney is a come y drama of Pur
ity, Strength, Heart-stirring and Thril
ling sltuationc, Powerful Dramatic
Story at the Auditorium Thursday
Tho annual meeting of Stockholders
of Tho Pioneer City Building and Loan
Co. for the election of officers and other
business will be held at office of Co. in
Marietta, O., Saturday, January 4th,
at 7 p. m.
J. S. Simpson, Pros,,
Tiios. EwAitT, Sec.
Did You Ever
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now and got relief. This medicine has
been found to bii perfectly adapted to
the relief nnd cure of all Femalo Com
plaints, oxerting a wonderful direct in
lluence In giylng strength and tone to
tho organs. If you havo Loss of Appe
tite, Constipation, Headache, Fainting
Spells, or aro Nervous, Sleepless, Ex
citable, Melancholy or troubled with
Dizzy Spells, Electric Bitters Is the
medicine you need. Health and
Strength aro guaranteed by its use.
Fifty cents and 81.00 at W. 'U. Styer'a
Hero or Thlof.
A TltUK STOltV.
A certain well known doctor from n
town not far from Chicago wns visit
ing tho city with his wife. Thoy wero
stopping at tho Auditorium and ono
evening as tho' doctor's wife was a
trlflo indisposed, tho doctor wont off
alone to tho thoatre. While In tho car
on his way back ho noticed opposite
him a very fino looking gentleman,
who looked liko a foreigner. When
tho doctor got off tho car at Wabash
nve., the fine looking man got off with
him and stumbling on tho btop caught
hold of tho doctor to keep from falling.
He apologized prof usely and walked up
Wabash Ave. A moment later as tho
doctor felt in his pocket ho discovered
that his watch "was gone. Ho) ImmodJ
lately thought of tho stranger and hay
ing his revolver in his pocket ho start
ed in pursuit and overtaking the man
he poked the revolver In his f aco and
said, "Give up that watch." Tho
stranger shelled out the watch with
great alacrity and tho doctor went
back to his hotel feeling Hk a great
Ho found his wife sitting up and told
her how near ho had come to losing
his watch anil how ho had recovered
it She broke in with, "Why my dear,
there is your watch on tho dresser,"
He looked and there It was. He toolc
the watch from his pocket and found
it to be a most benutifully inlaid time
piece, evidently very costly.
He had evidently robbed an innocent
stranger and instead of being a hero
he felt himself a common thug.
The doctor advertised the watch in
all tho city papers, but tho stranger
never appeard to claim it, evidently ho
went homo thinking ho had experienc
ed only a regular feature of a visit to
The doctor still has tho watch but
takes no pleasure out of it, and when
anyone asks him the time of day he
takes it as a personal Insult
Chas. B. Hood, Broker and Manu
facturer's Agent, Columbus, Ohio, cer
tifies that Dr. King's New Discovery
has no equal as a Cough remedy. J.
D. Brown, Prop. St. James Hotel. Ft.
Wayne, Ind., testifies that ho was cured
of a Cough of two years standing,
caused by La Grippe, by Dr. King's
New Discovery. JS. ii, jHerrm, uam
winsvllle, Mass., says that ho has used
and recommended it and never knew it
to fail and would rather have it than
any doctor, becauso it always cures.
Mrs. Hemming, 12:22 E. 25th St, Chica
go, always keeps it at hand and has no
fear of Croup, because it instantly re
lieves. Free Trial Bottles at W. II.
Styer's Drug Store.
Bright Specialties, Catchy Music,
Pretty Songs and Characteristic Dances
at tho Auditorium Thu.-sday night
Wo have recently been celebrating
tho centenuial of the founding of Mari
etta, nnd tho effort to establish the
Rufus Putnam memorial at Rutland,
Vermont has called now attention to
that famous little Ohio colony. Every
thing relating to Marietta is of real in
terest, and exceptionally valuable is
the account of a journey to Marietta
in 179-1 from the journal of Israel Put
nam, a grandson of the great Israel
Putnam, which is published in tho
January number of the NEW ENG
LAND MAGAZINE. It gives us a
ylvid picture of tho -country between
Connecticut and Ohio at that time, and
tho customs of tho people, and it also
affords valuable glimpses of tho little
Marietta settlement, then in its in
fancy. WARREN F. KELLOGG, 5
Park Square, Boston Mass.
A paper of unusual historical value
Is "The Journal of Israel Putnam,"
grandson of tho great Revolutionary
general, detailing his journey to Mari
etta in 1794, and now presented for the
first time. It is valuable not only for
tho vivid picture which it gives of life
and travel in America at that time,
but also for its descriptions of the
little Marietta colony which had just
beon established under General Rufus
Putnam, the writer's kinsman, and
every glimpse of which is peculiarly
Interesting in this day of Ohio centen
nials. "KILLARNEY" a pretty romantic
Irish drama, in four acts, was present
ed yesterday afternoon and last even
ing at Macauley's, and though tho in
clement weather kept away many pat
rons of the theatre, enough enthusiasm
was manifested by the audiences at
both performances to encourage the
players and spur them on to their best
efforts. Thn story whose scenes are
laid in the "Emerald Isle," is ono of
Irish love and devotion, and Is marked
with a charming simplicity that ap
peals to the sympathies of the audionce
Miss Yirgluia Johnson, in the double
role of Kittle Burke and Terry Doyle,
makes a pretty Irish "Sweet-Colleen,"
and is ably supported by Barry O'Nll,
as the young Irish-American, who
fairly shares tho honor with her. The
cast includes Edgar C. MacKay. Em
met Whitney, E. B. Gibson, Leo nurd
man, C. W. Regan, and Misses 'Rene
Pursell and Cora O'Neil, all of whom
assist In making tho play exceedingly
entertaining. During tho action of
the play many catchy bongs were in
troduced, among them being "I Love
You," "Kittle Mahone," "Irish S. re
nude," and "Moonlight on Killarney."
The drama is well staged, and the cos
tumes, of tho eighteenth century style,
are very elaborate. "Louisville Courier-Journal,
Nov. 21, 1895.
The World's Fair Tests
showed no baking powder
bo put n or so great In haw
calag power as the RoyaL
Tho Strike nf tho Moulders' Union nt
Tho strike which wns inaugurated In
this city over a year ngo by tho Mold
crs Union against tho Marlotta Manu
facturing Co. and Nyo's Foundry was
declared off Tuesday morning. Nino
union men at tho Marietta Manufact
uring Co. went out a year ago last
April on account of a reduction of
wages and 24 at Nyo's went out for tho
Wo understand that tho old men will
bo preferred in filling vacancies in tho
foundries when they occur.
Killarney Is a beautiful .Romance of
Ireland, representing tho Irish people
nsithey really! exist and avoiding all
carlcaturo and burlesque. At.tho Audi
torium Thursday night.
An Evening Opera.
Tho Michigan press wero lavish in
their praises of the Gilbert Comic Opera
Company that toured the stato in Oct
ober. Manistee was one of tho favored
towns on the route and tho presenta
tion of "Mascot Up to Date" was mot
with enthusiasm by our amusemont
lovers. We seo too little of comic opera
iu this northern country and the pa
trons of the opera house will be de
lighted to learu that tills clever com
pany will appaar in tho city at the
Auditorium, Jan. 1st All of the old
favorites are with the company, Bert
St John, Hal Stevens and Georgia
Tompkins. Manisteu Daily News.
For the Holiday Trade
Fine Picture Frames
Of all kinds. The finest line of
Mouldings and Pictures in the
city to select from.
Everett, Harvard and Martin
Pianos. Olough & Warren
and Waterloo Organs.
Prices the Lowest. We always
take pleasure in showing
Schneider & Breuninger,
25G Front St., Marietta, Ohio.
Get ready for-
with your new set of
New Fresh Stock of the best lino
You need a new diary, our stock
is yet complete.
Bargains in a few of the Xmas
Goods left over if bought soon.
Marietta Book Store,
For Jewelry Novelties, Watches,
Clocks, Silverware, Eyo-Glasses and
Spectacles, Watch and Jewelry Repair
ing and Engraving. Call on
CHAS, H. HLUME, JBWlBP,
Putnam street, Marietta.
OIL MAN'S BUCK BOARD
Just received. Exlra well made,
with Brake and Tool Rack,
at bottom prices.
F. H. Dutton & Son.
Tonsorial Art Paace.
Citizens Nat. Bank Building.
Finest outfit In the city,
Four chairs, and all conveniences.
Ladles' Halr-cutilng and Shampooing a
CONRAD BAUM Proprietor.
J i 11 Is.
Our friends for a very liberal patronage dur
ing the LAST year, we wish you all a happy
and prosperous NEW YEAR.
We also take occasion to say that next week
we invoice, and if we have ANYTHING in
stock that you would like to have we will SWAP
for Cash on very favorable terms to you, as we
can invoice MONEY easier than MERCHAN
S. R. Van Metre & Co.,
Wholesale, (Reliable Cash Clothiers) Retail
A "Before Inventory"
We will be ready in a week or two to count
up stock; before that time every over-loaded
department must be reduced to invoice at the
right figures. No need to bother you with any
excuses or admission of mistakes. A Ion-drawn-out
merchandise story is a bore. To
morrow we offer the following: Woolen Hose,
Blankets, Furs, Woolen Underwear, Mittens,
Gloves, etc., etc. Not a word about their cheap
ness or quality; you are the best judge.
Knox, Jenvey & Allen, Kzr
- WE WISH
Good Readers of
We are thankful for the patronage we have received the
past year. It has been most flattering. We are deserving,
however, as we are the acknowledged leaders in the Drug
Business in this City, and, therefore we confidently look for
the support of the best class of people of Marietta in the future,
as we have had it in the past.
Putnam Street Pharmacy.
About tho first of February we will move in
the room known as the Butler & Van Dervoort
dry goods store, now occupied by 0. W. Woodin
& Co. And in order to get our stock in shape we
will offer everything at a Bargain until Febru
ary 1st, 1896.
Nothing reserved except E.& W. Collars, which
we are under contract not to cut n price
Now is your chanco to buy Fur Capes, Under
wear, 'Gloves, Hats, Caps, Neckwear, Trunks,
&c, at prices below all competition.
W. A. Sniffen's Hat Store.
All should know. . The unnecessary fuel consumed in cast
stoves, and food spoiled by imperfect baking, added together
every two years, are equal in value to all the stoves and
ranges in the United States. Yet housekeepers say "I havo a
good stove now, but will buy a
later." Many keop steadily on consuming extra fuel, putting
up with imperfect baking and only partly heating water, when
thoy could save money by buying a MAJESTIC and throwing
their old stovo out of doors.
The Majestic Steel llange is no cxperi
ment; it took 30 years to perfect it.
NYE HARDWARE CO.,
170 Front Street,
YOU ALL A
this Bright and
AGENTS, Marietta, Ohio
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