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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER
QBOH0K M. COOKE,
JOHN W. LANBLEr,
Published overy day In the year, at the
Leader Building, Putnam Street and
THURSDAY, JAN. O. 1880
We will consider It a roat favor If
subscribers will report any failure
to get their Lender, orany careless
ness on the p irt of the carrier.
Subscribers will please not pay
the carriers unless' the carrier
punches his credit tag In tubsdrlb
er's presence. r
I often leok back to tliu scene of ray boyhood,
To the diya that I longed for to leave the
To there by the road side where the old fash
ioned house stood
Its vision will haunt me whero ever I roam.
There was old Jerry' I shall always remember.
As I rode him to mill with a grist on behind,
How the hoys they would holler lllto crows in
Simply because the old fellow was blind.
And many more troubles I had In my child
Which do not seem pleasant just now to re
But one that I hated far more than all others,
And that was the wood that I chopped lnjthe
I thought when I chopped on the hard, knotty
Then looked the pile over for something more
That my careless old mother could burn up
Than all of the women I ever had seen.
I have t-een the great city with all Its tempt.1'
I have looked for Us pleasures In vain;
I would willingly chop all tho wood In crea
For one, only one, look at mother again.
J. M. Shawhan.
Xahum Ward, who lived on Putnam
street, was noted for his gentlemanly
appearance. He was always neatly
dressed, and in all respects a fine ap
pearing man. lie built the Unitarian
Church, and after its completion, gave
it to the congregation to be thoirs as
long as God was worshipped in unity.
The building was quite complete, fur
nished in all respects, with a fine organ
and organ screen
Wm. S. Ward, too, was a grand as
sistance in building up the Society.
lie frequently had the building paint
ed at his own expense, and all repairs
needed were done by him. ,
John Urophy occupied the building
on Ohio street, with the pi'lars in front.
He was an Irishman by birth. In his
drunken sprees, of which ho had many,
ho used to tell of those who owed him,
calling them by name. His wife was a
good member of the Catholic Church,
and many bequests from her hind
hand were known only to herself. Mr.
C. 0. Pest clerked for the I'rophys for
Mr. ISeman Gates published the "In
telligencer' for many years. He was
a rigid temperance man, and to my
knowledge, refused an advertisement
from a liquor dealer with cash accom
panied. He was, I think, a music
teacher in his youth. He married one
of the daughters of Chas. Shipman,
who then lived on Front street
The wedding of W. C. Grafton, of
this city, and Miss Leora Maud Agin,
of Vincent, occurred at 10 o'clock a. m.
Wednesday, a3 announced in the Daily
Leader. The ceremony was performed
at the residence of the bride's mother
by Rev. M. W. Acton, of the First M.
E. Church, in the presence of the im
mediate relatives only. The bride
wore a beautiful dress of white silk,
the groom the conventional black.
They were attended by Mr. and Mrs,
prahanij of Pennsylvania, brother-in-lavv
and sister o the bridt!.
Immediately after the ceremony,
which was brief, but beautiful and im
pressive, tho wedding party repaired
to tho elegant new home of Mr. and
Mrs. D. It. Shaw, where a wedding re
ception dinner was given in honor of
the bridal couple. About forty guests
were present to enjoy the dinner which
was an elaborate spread delightfully
Wednesday afternoon Mr. and Mrs.
Grafton left for Parkersburg, to
take the P. &. .0. S. W. train for
Cincinnati, where they will remain for
several days, returning home about
the first of next,veck.
Mine Host Grafton, of the St. Cloud,
is especially fortunate in possessing a
wide circle of friends, all of whom will
join with the Leader in extending
heartiest congratulations and best
wishes for a long and happy life to him
and his handsome bride.
The Lobdell Cycling Club's first
"smoker" will be held on Thursday
evening, Jan. 19th, at the Club rooms.
Only Club members will be permitted
to participate. A lunch of magnifi
cent proportions will bo served, includ
ing ton gallons of lcmonado and five
gallons of. sweet elder. Eyery mem
ber expected to'bo present and bring
with him a pipe, the older the better,
'and a package of tobacco. A program
of entertainment will be arranged and
tho boys will certainly have n hilari
ous time. The Leader will ba well
represented and enjoy tho occasion as
much as any of them.
"GOD BLESS KATIE1"
Tho Ilcrolo Woman Who Tore Up Hrr
HllkUiidanklrt to Html Up tho Wounds
or tho Train men,
The bravery mingled with tondcr
ness and pity, of Miss Catherine Flt.
simmons, of Greenfield, who was ono
of tho passengers on No. 13, the passen
ger train that was run into last even
ing, by freight train No. 80, near Ros
abel, lias been the subjact of much
comment among railroad circles, since
tho dreadful affair happened, and
naught is the wonder, for Miss Pltzstm
mons is really an angel in human form.
When tho collision occurred, Miss
Pitzsimmons was in tho fear coach,
and wasqulto painfully ,briiised. Put
disregarding her own affairs,,jnnd pain,
she bravely went out to tho rescue of
tho injured, even going out in tho snow
and cold to offer her aid to tho wound
ed trainmen. He it said, to the eternal
disgrace of several other passengers,
that they sternly refused to assist her,
when asked to do so. Put one passen
ger volunteered his help, and of him
too much praise cannot be given.
Miss Fltzsimmons U a sister ol En
gineer John Kltzslmmons, who was in
the awful wreck at Schooleys. She
was returning on No. 13, after having
left the bedside of her brother. The
lady, as soon as tho injured were cur
ried into a coach, crawled into the
broken and smashed baggage car and
secured an ariuful of blankets in which
to wrap the bufferers, who were al
most freezing with cold. She warmed
the blankets about the stove before
wrapping those who were hurt, and
otherwise ministered to their comfort.
Not having bandages at hand, she
toro up her black sill: underskirt, and
usid the strips of cloth in binding up
tho bleeding wounds of the unfortun
ate ones. For two hours and more,
until the arrival of the physicians, she
kept cheering and assisting tho injur
ed, never once faltering at the sight of
blood. Wheu the train pulled into
this city on the return journey, Miss
Fitzsimmons was a heroine. Every in
jured man called her to his side, and
wanted to express his gratitude by a
No wonder that she won tho admira
tion of all, for a braycr and better
woman never drew the breath of life.
Her actions on the occasion of lust
evening deserve a vote of thanks from
the railroad company, and all con
cerned, yet she was too modest to even
admit that she had done anything
worthy of note. Yet if Miss Fitzsim
mons does not realize the good she did,
there are others who do, as proven by
the remark of Engineer Dora Scott,
who expressed his heartfelt sentiments
with tliis observation: "God bless Katie
Fit.simmons, sho is a jewel."
Among the Derricks.
At Waverly Monday afternoon an
altercation occurred between a young
son of Warren Kerry and a lease boss,
also a young man, during which the
former struck the latter over the head
with a piece of pipe, splitting his ear
and knocking him unconscious, in
which condition he remained several
The Schnauffer well on Long Run,
reported in Tuesday's Leader, prom
ises to bo a bigger producer than at
first expected. It will not bo surpris
ing should it turn out to be good for
The Corbitt well directly lack of
Waverly has been drilled deeper into
the sand and struck another pay.
The well is making about 25 barrels.
The Riley well on Uhl in the Wil
liamstown field came in yesterday and
is reported to be a rich strike. It .will
make 150 barrels at least. Tho well is
next south of tho Hunter.
The Preacher No. 2 on Long Run
was making seven barrels an hour
when last reported. It was drilled
deeper Wednesday and is expected to
increase its production.
The Little Venture Oil Co's No. 2 at
Waverly is expected to be drilled in
Lalng Metzerand others, who have
oil territory on Sheets Run, have pur
chased the territory of Huggip.s it Co.,
which has on it one producing well.
The consideration was $800.
SlSTKliSNiu.E, Dec. 8 A report
reached bistersvillo yesterday that tho
Eptha Jones well In the Pig Injun de
velopments at Waverly had come in the
day before and was good for 100 bar
rels a day. Little credence was given
Chestnut & Co's Jack Arthur on
Middle Island enteredthejime yester
day and will likely be in this evening..
Tho Henry Oil Co's well on the Ohio
side of the liver opposite Raven Rock
was reported in last night and doing
about CO barrels a day.
W. F. Rico feels that ho Is richer to
day than yesterday, on account of his
ownership of a valuable bit of terri
tory near the Henry Oil Co's now well
across from Raven Rock.
Everywhere Wo Co
We find some one who has been cured
by Hood's Sursaparllla, and people on
all hands aro praising this great medi
cine for what it has done for them and
their friends. Taken in time Hood's
Sarsaparllla prevonts serious illness by
keeping tho, blood pure and all the
organs in a healthy condition. It is
tho great blood purifier.
HOOD'S PILLS become the favorite
. cathartic with everyono who tries
them. 25c. per box.
THE BORDEN FAMILY.
A. Fooplo That Two Trapfodloa
Havo Mado Famous.
An Honorable Name That tins Acquired
Unplcasnnt Prominence Through a
Celebrated Trial Tho Greatest Man
ufacturer of New England.
The Pordcn tragedy nud the celebrat
ed trial which attracted tho attention
of the whole world to a member (if the
family who was charged with tho
crime, gave unpleasant prominence to
an houorablc nninc. Before the public
had forgotten this case n second trag
edy occurred in the New York house
hold of n member bf'the Borden fam
ily. 'Tie, be'lj at;Jioca nte, d Serv
ant's entrance.' rnngv the npgroibuj.ler
answered it; 'tho door' was opened, a
shot was tired and the assailant tnn-
ished. while the butler fell dead. The
murderer has never been apprehended,
and a second mystery was added to the
The Bordens of Fall River have long
been noted as leaders in the great in
dustries of New England. Fall River
has long been the center of the cotton
cloth manufacturing' interests of tho
United States. Probably $50,000,000
is invested in tills industry irt that
city, and at least half of It is con
trolled by the Bordens.
Tho first John Borden was one of tho
original settlers in tho community
which made homes in the 17th century
along tho banks of the Queqv.cchan
(Fall) river; and from him all those
who have lived and died, worked and
prospered, in that neighborhood for
more than 200 years were descended.
It has therefore come about (hat nil
of tho Bordens in Full river are related,
but tho tie of blood is not cherished
as closely in New England as, say, in
Virginia, so the Borden traged3' a few
years ago was not felt to toucli very
closely the other Borden homes in the
In 1S13 was incorporated the first
company to operate a mill; in Fall
Pn er to-day there are 42 such corpora
tions operating 2,700,000 spindles and
C1.000 looms that is, bomething like
one-fifth of all tho spindles in the United
States. The largest plant, in Fall
River, tho largest cotton cloth plant in
fact in the United States, is the prop
erty of a Mr. Matthew C. D. Borden,
a native of that city, ns his ancestors
hwo been for many generations. This
gentleman, though ho does not now
make his home in Full River, is consid
ered tho first man of the place in wealth
and influence. His father, Col. Rich
ard Borden, for something like hnlf a
century, during all the formative pe
riod in Fall River, occupied a Mmilnr
position. The Full River Iron company
was started as a private enterprise by
Col. Richard Borden with a capital of
$24,000. What the capital is to-day no
man can tell save Mr. M. C. D. "Borden,
who owns 08 per cent, of tho stock.
But the property owned by the corpora
tion probably amounts to as many mil
lions as there were thousands put into
the enterprise 74 years ago.
The first work of this company was to
make hoop iron and nails, and by 1843
there was a large rolling mill plant.
In that year the works were destroyed
by fixe on they were again in 1850, but
MATTHEW C. D. BORDEN.
the indomitable spirit of Cq'l. Borden
conquered adversity, nnd ou euch oc
casion the mills were rebuilt. Putearly
in tho history of the company the in
corporatois began to take advantage
of the powers granted to them by the
legislature in 1843. The company be
came an owner in the Watuppa Reser
voir company, in tho Troy cotton and
woolen manufactory, in tho Fall River
manufactory, in the Annawan mill, in
tho American print works, in theMeta
comct mill, in tho Fall River railroad,
in the Pay State steamboat line, In tho
Fall Itlver gas works, nnd so on and eo
From the tlmo thnt manufacturing
began in Fall River thero was for many
years considerable embarrassment in
transportation facilities, and it wns
difficult nnd expensive to get tho raw
materials, as well us to send to market
the finished products. In the colonial
era ono three-masted vessel whicli had
been engaged In foreign trade together
with a few small sloops sailed between
REFORM IN TOBACCO
No Nerves Quaking
No Heart Palpitating
No Dyspeptic Aching
Fall River and Newport, and Bristol.
There was no regular craft going to
Providence until long after the war of
independence. After tho establishment
of the cotton mills a small hchooner
with a capacity of ten bales of cotton
began to run regularly to Providence.
Other small schooners wore added from
tiinu to time until 1S27, when the steam
er Hancock was puton ly Col. Borden's
company. Other steamers were added
from time to time by the company, but
even these did not satisfy the demands
of the plr.eu as Col. Pordcn f.aw them.
Ho wanted Fall River to he the chief
point in n line between New York nnd
Boston. He built several lines of rail
way so as to tap existing lines, but
these did not answer his purpose. So
ho organized the Cape Cod Railroad
company, and built a road from Middle
borough down to the cape us a feeder to
Ills Fall River route. Mcuntime, to con
nect his railroad that ran Bostonwnrd
with New York, he built, in partnership
with his brother, Jefferson Borden, the
Pay State, a very tine steamboat for
those days, to run between New York
nnd Fall River. Tho next year he added
the Empire State, and then the Metrop
olis; nnd the well-known Fall River line
of steamers was established. It is re
lated that the earnings of the Bay State
were six percent, a month, and that the
other two boats were entirely paid for
out of the profits of the lino.
His sons took up the work where he
left it, and they have proved to be ca
pable men. Put ono of his sons, tho
youngest, Matthew C. D. Borden has in
herited, in even a grenter degree, his
father's remarkable capacity for af
fairs; and it is said bytlioso who re
member the colonel's faculty for
throwing off the vares which oppress
ordinary men that, the son greatly re
sembles his father.
Mr. M. C. 1). Borden received his
scholastic education at Yale, and was
tho "wooden spoon" of his year. Every
collegian knows what this distinction
means. From college ho went into the
counting-rooms, in New York, of Low,
Hnrrimun & Co., the selling agents of
the American printing works, ono of
the properties of tho Iron Works com
pany. Then when tho nguncy was
changed ho went with Wright, Bliss
& Fabyan, the predecessors of the
well-known firm of Bliss, Fabynn &
Co. of to-day. Shortly after his fa
ther's dcatli he boughtoutthootherin
tcrcsts in tho American Print Works
company, and gradually absorbed the
shores of the Iron Works company.
At tlu- time the Iron Works company
n. u. r.oRiiEH.
did not make cotton clotlis, but merely
printed them. Mr. Borden did not
think the other manufacturers treated
him fairly; so in 18S0 ho built a great
mill and made tho cloth which he after
wards dyed. In 1892 lie built a second
mill and made the cloth which he after
day the fourth mill, hu-ger and more
complete thnn any of the others, was
Three thousand five hundred hands
are employed and 1,000 bales of cotton
usefl in a week, and In thnt time 50,
000 pieces al cotton cloth nrO' turned
Last spring, when wages were very
low und a cloud of depiession hung
over Fall River, Mr. liorden ordered
that the wages in bin mills should be
increased. Tho other mills had to fol
low his example, and the relief was im
mediate, lie did not increase tho wages
ns a philanthropist, but ns a business
man who saw that tho business de
pression was over ond there would be
nn instant revival nil over the country,
lie followed this order by commanding
that n new mill be built. When this
was finished and tho engine was started
with simple ceremonies, us a thank
offering for his own prosperity and ub
nn earnest of his interest in his nativo
place he gave $100,000 to tho qhnritlea
of tho town. Associated wi,th him now
is his f.on, Bertram II, Borden, who Is
of the ninth generation of the Bor
dens of Fall Itlver,
Wo have just finish
ed sorting up preparatory to
our annual invoice, and we find a
great many odd pieces, garments wo canH
keep, wo haven't tho room. Wo. havo marked
them way way down at prices that will make them go,
and in a hurrry Odd Pants, Goats, Vests, etc., and a few
Children's and Boys' Overcoats. The cost not considered in this sale.
Its ji case rf have to. for our e,tock the coming season will bo larger
(and better) than over and to make room for it all we.mus,t'cibse out.
every odd piece we have.-' For "REA.L Bargains conev honr and seo
what cash will do with us'. Remembjr wo buy and sell lor cash and
that means a good deal.
. K. Van mts?e & Co.,
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 long-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.
Would be the proper label to put on most of the so-called Ex
tracts Vanilla on the market, and as indicated by the differ
ence in the size of the type, "TONKA-vanilla;" the TONKA is
in the majority while the vanilla is in the minority. Extract
madefrom TONKA resembles vanilla in odor and taste and
costs about $10.00 less per pound, hence the cause for atlull
reation. But TONKA is very poisonous, as Prof. Kohler finds
that TONKA is a decided Narcotic, and is at first slimulant,
afterwards paralyzing to the heart. OUR VANILLA is made
trom "rure Mexican vanilla Beans" only. Don't be deceived
by the fine appearance of the packaae. remember its the ker
nel not the shell that signifies.
Putnam Street Pharmacy.
Closing Out Sale
of Ladies Fur Capes.
Genuine Persian Lamb, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former price $50 00, no.w $30.00.
Genuine Wool Seal, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former price $40 00. now $24.00.
Labrador "Wool Seal, 30 in. long,
lormor price $30.00, now $19.00.
Electric Seal, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former price $10.00, now $28.00.
Astrachan, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former price $30.00, now $19.00.
Astrachan, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former price $15.00, now $8.25.
French Ooney, 30 in. long, 100 in sweep,
former price $12.00, now $7.50.
French Coney, 27 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former price $9.00, now $4.75.
Wo will move in room now occupied by O. W. Woodin about
February 1st, 1S9G.
W. A. Sniffen's Hat Store.
All should know. Tho unnecessary fuel consumed in cast
stoves, and food spoiled by imperfect bakhig. added together
every two years, are equal in jvalue "to alii the stoves and
ranges in the United States. Yet housclceepers'say "iMiavo a
good stovo now, but will buy a
later." Many keep steadily on consuming extra fuel, putting
up with imperfect baking and only partly heating water, when
they could save money by buying a MAJESTIC and throwing
their old stove out of doors.
The Majestic Steal Range is no experi
ment; it took SO years to perfect it,
NYE HARDWARE CO.,
170 Frant Street, SOLE AGENTS, Marietta, Ohio
Cash Clothiers) Retail
No. 108 Front
100 in. sweep,
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