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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER
OKOnOK M. COOKE,
JOHN VT. LAN8LEV,
Published evtry day In tho year, at the
Leader Building, Putnam Street and
TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 1800
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To. the Marietta College Club, of Cin
cinnati do we return our thanks for an
invitation to attend their twenty-second
annual re-union, nt the University
Club rooms, Thursday evening1 January
Tun Hock v Mountain Ncns, holiday
edition, containing' 10 pages, came to
our tablo yesterday. It is a very in
teresting issue and contains many illus
trations relating to the gold fields of
Colorado. L. W. Smith, member min
ing exchange, has our thanks for the
William Ki.nr.inai: was "Hoke
Smithed" last month to the extent of
V& per cent.
Under the '90 act he had been draw
ing twelve dollars per month, but was
scaled down, in December to eight dol
lars. The gentleman's disability is of
n degree which prior to ''JO would en
title tho pensioner to about 524 per
A I.lTTLi: CIJISI.
There come times in every city when
the powers that bo have to decide
whether public improvements shall
htop or proceed. The conservatism of
Marietta has always, or nearly so, kept
her in the position of a follower rather
than a leader in the inarch of improve
ment There can be no reason why,
after being convinced of what is the
right '.hinp to do, we should not go on
and do it, and not wait and sec some
other city try it first.
The citizens want an electric car
line, incandescent lights and electric
power. The present generation would
like to enjoy theso products of modern
1 civilization and not leave it all to pos
terity. The company which bid for
the citr electric light plant declare
that they cannot put in a new electric
street eir line and plant for incandes
cent liglits and electric power without
they have the city street lights. Pub
lic sentment, it seems, is against sell
ing the street light plant on terms of
fered. Therefore, if the citizens get
these things they will have to help
themselves to them. The city light
plant ought to bo moved out of the
City IlalL I'irst, becauso the place is
not large enough to add any more ma
chinery, and tho present plant is taxed
to its utmost capacity; second, the
motion of the engine jars the hall so,
it is and has been inilicting serious iu
jury to the vvnllsof the building; third,
if we enlarge tho electric light plant
at all, it will have to be moved out of
the building; fourth, tho fire depart
ment needs all the room occupied by
the electric light plant.
viiaj can ri: DOVE.
There seems to bo a necessity then,
in the very near future, of moving the
electric light plant out of the City Hall.
The question naturally arises, ought
the city, while it is dcing this, make
the new building large enough to put
in machinery not only to accommodate
enlarged street liifht .plant, but ateo
for incandescent and power plant, i. e.:
1. Power for 1.10 ar: lamps. We have
at present 10U street lights, five of
which the railroads pay for at the rate
of $.10 per light. 2. Power fo- -.20UO in
candescent lights and i0 ate lights for J
commercial purposes for the citizens,
to be furnished at such prices as the
;ost, interest on bands etc., all counted
in, will justify. a. Power to run
electric motors, for printing offices,
.elevators, sewing machines, ians in
restaurants, barber shops etc., also,
power to run electric street cars, if any
company should make a favorable
proposition to put in an electrie street
-car line. In putting up the building
all these things could be provided for
by giving sufficient floor space, anil
then put in simply tho street light
plant and tho commercial arc and in
candescent light machinery, and leave
the power plant until tome company
fihull apply for power and thou add an
additional engine, boiler and dynamo
for that purpose.
now to o IT.
Figures are now Doing studied over
by experts, or at least by men in whom
the citizens have confidence, and if the
Council decides that it in feasible and
does not cost too much, tho proposi
tion will bo submitted to a vote, and
then the people can decide for them
selves. It is their work, their plant
and their money, and they will get tho
benefits, so they are tho ones to decide.
Everywhere city ownership has been
tried, so far as heard from, it has prov
ed n success. Logansport, Ind., is tha
latest example. Last year they mudo
a profit of 810,01)0 from incandescent
und arc lights alone. They have 155
street are lights and 4500 incandescent
lights, besides a few prlyate arc lights,
tho Cost to consumers being seven cents
per thousand wntts, an exceedingly
low rnto. lioforo tho city purchased
tho plant, rates to consumers were
nearly twice as high as now, and the
city paid $100 n year for each arc light
About half the people in tho city use
tho incandescent lights in their homes.
Prolits in saving to city 15,000
Operating expenses $ 0,000
Interest on plant 2,400
Depreciation 1,000 VjOO
Actual profit to city $1(1,000
The people of Logansport are so woll
satisfied over this showing that they
talk of setting a day for a jubilee or
colcbration, in rjraiso of the superior
ity of municipal ownership over private.
Logansport was tho first city in In
diana to assume control of an already
existing private water works plnnt
and met with tho same success in that
line. The tendency throughout tho
country is all towards city ownership
of all plants of this kind.
AMONG THE DERRICKS.
A "HKAt'T" AT WAVIIHI.Y.
The Venture Oil Co's liig .lim well
has a rival at Uurcka of such propor
tions that many oil men nic of the
opinion that it will eeMpsc the lllg
.Mm easily. The well is the Union Oil
Co's No. 1 on the Aaron Huckman farm.
The top of tho sand was penetrated
Saturday night and operations were
shutdown. The well made a good
showing, but nobody expected a How
until it was drilled in. Consequently
when it began spouting the grcasey
iluid Sunday evening no little excite
ment was occasioned. The How in
creased steadily, at 4 p. m. Monday the
well was putting out a magnilicient
.stream. It is practically a case of a
well drilling itself in, the sand being
vcty coarse. Experienced oil men,
while not pretending to estimate the
production in bairels, all agree that
the well is fully equal if not superior
in production to the llig Jim, from
which it is only about a thousand feet
distant The Little Venture Co. will
have another well in today in close
proximity to the new gusher.
at incur MILE.
The Glondale Oil Company's I'.eckcr
well in the Ilerea sand, at Kight Mile,
is still having trouble in pumping.
Tlie pnmp was started a few days ago,
but sanded immediately and had to be
taken out It will b necessary to run
the tools in the well again and clean it
Header &. Myers are building a rig
on the Hodgers farm about a mile west
of the Becker.
I'.arnsdall it Ogle's well on the Jas.
Mendenhall farm, which came in Satur
urdar, looks like a good strike. It is
in the 1'erea sand about ?' of a mile
east of the lieeker.
The Uoston Oil Conpany's well on
William Mendenhall is expected to bo
drilled in today. The Uoston people
are also building n rig on the I!erent;
farm and will move onto the lleneber
The Crown Oil Company are building
a rig on the William Mendenhall tract
and will go to the deep sand.
Sist-jrsville, .Tan. ICth. Henderson's
Xo. 1, on the Amos, was tubed Thurs
day, and is now doing 400 barrels daily.
Treat Jc Crawford's well on the Ste
wart was shot yesterday, and it is
thought her present production of S.'i
barrels per day will be considerably
increased. Their Xo. 2 on the same
farm is down fi00 feet
Uiuvteii & Lo. are moving their rig
on the 1'asU Dvo farm. Plugged hole.
Governor MacC'orkle & Co. are mov
ing their rig on tho Dellnpluitie, one
half mile eafct of Grayhville. Two
strings of toolh in the hole.
The Eastern Oil company is reported
to have brought in a fine well in the
neighborhood of Charleston, recently.
This enterprising company is the own-
;r of considerable territory in the
Gi eat Kanawha county, and are now
preparing to make two more ventures
for petroleum and will at once lower
A ABW SXVIIEB.
The Snyder Oil Co. got a nice well on
the Sharjie lease at Waverly on Mon
day. Two other wells of this company
are going down on tho same tract
TJih "I'npulHr" Loan.
Secretary Carlisle's advertisement for
bids on the 100.000.000 popular loan
was posted in the Post Office Monday.
You can get any part of the loan you
want from 50 up if .you bid iiigh
'A COSMOPOLITAN1 1'ACK.
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A N l J - DYSPEPTIC ,
CRIMES AMONG YOUTH.
1'rci cation Utiles Sent Out to Legislatures
Lincoi.x, Xcb., Jan. 13. President
Alexander Iloagland, of tho Hoys and
Girls National Home and Employment
association, has, by resolution to the
national board, forwarded to the gov
ernors of the following ten states
where legislatures convene this win
ter, the five laws regulating crimes
Georgia, Alabama, Connecticut, Ken
tucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missis
sippi, Ohio, Utah and Vermont Tho
bill calls for no appropriation and can
be carried out by ofiicials already in
First The restoration to their homes
of all truant and tramping youth found
in any of the cities, tonus and villages
of each state.
Second The opening of free county
intelligence offices in the office of the
fftnntv r.lot.1.' in n.n ..-.ii.it.
Third-Protection of children in tho
homes of dissipated and immoral par-1
1'ourth Imprisoning of all youths
upun iroin om criminals.
1 lttli Providing for boys and girls
and minor children in all cities, towns '
and villages being at their homes after
Tho Underground Ulrctrio tp Sjatcm in
I'lltslitirch h rullnre.
PiTTiUiriioii, Jan. 13. Every under
ground cable in Allegheny City, all
underground wires in Dellefield, part
of the s tem in East Liberty nnd also
in tho wet t enu, have been abandoued,
the down-town district practically be
ing tho only part of the system in the
two cities that has escaped the rav
ages of "elcctroloysis." The wires
affected are the property of tho
Central District and Printing Tele
graph Co., otherwise known as the
Local Telephone Co. Tho wires af
fected had recently been placed under
ground at a cost exceeding $50,000. In
every case it is stated the electric
street railways are responsible for the
undesirable condition of nffairs. Tho
water companies, telegraph compan
ies, electric light companies, natural
and artificial gas companies have also
suffered dainage to a large extent.
nnitialllin1 Alllllnl n Mri Vinlnu ..1 lii..l.1
7o7'tre underground sylems and ex!
perts are at work dovisimr a nlan to
assure protection to the buried con-i
EMPIROR TO CZAR.
millntn Tell Ilia Bldi) of tho Trunstaa
St. I'KTZi'.suuiiG. Jan. 13 The auto
graph letter of Emperor William to
the czar was brought to this city by
Prince Von Kandolin, tho German am
bassador to Kussia. The letter reviews
the general situation, especially the
Transvaal and Egyptian questions.
Tho car told Prince Von Undo! in
that lie entirely concur-ed in
tho views nnd aims of Emperor
William, who was taking tho lend
against England's arrogance, and add
ed that tho German emperor could
firmly rely on his support and the sup
port of tho states friendly to llussia,
namely, Franco and the United States.
Prince Lobanoff-llostovski, ltusslan
minister of foreign affairs, who was
pretent nt tho interview between tho
czar and Prlncoron lladolin, commend
ed an anti-English policy.
Diva or Mimllpni.
Map.ti.n's I-'eiuiv, 0., Jan. 13. A
3-year-old daughter of George Snod
grass died Sunday of smallpox, the sec
ond death in tho family.
Horrible Kcaffolit Accident.
l iiii.adi.i.i'iiia, .an. u-iwo men
were killed and another fatally mjur-
ed Monday nfternoou by the breaking
, of a scaffolding upon which the trio
were at work. Tne men were paint
ers and they were at work on the cut
side of the building, Xo. 33 South Sec
ond street, at the third lloor. The
killed are: Edward Pe:rus':y, aged 40
years, and Wm. I) , age I 38 years.
Henry Peterson, a jjurnjymau, 30
years old, was fat illy uurt I'etrusky
was the contractor for th woik, and
tho other man killed (his mil name is
not yet known) was his foreman. The
two men were killed instantly.
Kntlro lluslnosx Block llurned.
Shamoki.v, Pa., Jan. 13. An entire
business blcck was destroyed by fire at
5 o'clock Monday morning, entailing
losses aggregating S 10, 000. Samuel
Malick, wholesale giocer, sustained a
loss of S'0,000; A. O. Sparr, jeweler,
f h J- lttdorf, notions, 3 000;
'lldin, nnd. hmM,:v "P1?- V
000. 'ihe origin oi the lire is un-
I'renlifout Kmgcr a lNmmylvanlan.
Wh-kii-uaiirh. P.i.. .Inn. 13. A lnnnl
paper prints a story to the effect that
President ICruger, of the South African
republic, is a Pennsylvanian. It is
paid that he was born in Mauch
Cnunk, and went to South Africa 50
years ago. Ihrough his energy and
military spirit ho at once became a
leader among the llocrs.
Memphis, Tonn., Jan. 13. The steam
er Congo, of the Memphis and Cinein-
1 nati Packet Co., C.apt Charles Church,
i sunk Sunday night at Caruthersville,
Mo., 133 miles north of Memphis. Xo
lives lost. Xo further details have yet
London, Jan. 13. Count Von Matz
fcldt, Gorman ambassador to Great
Uritain, has gone to Urighton. and his
j departure from London is taken as a
sign that tho Anglo-German situation
is becoming more peaceful.
It is a relief in tho dreary rounds of
farce comedy spectacular effusions and
melodramatic clap trap with which
?' " l
"ml Iin nctor Intent upon maintaining
lnu l,etter traditions, us is Charles A.
1 Gardner whoso plays imvo always been
noted for their wholesomeness, us well
us for their dramatic worth. It can
truthfully be said of Mr. Gardner, who
will appear in "Tho Pri.e-Winner,"
and it is truo of comparatively few
actors. lie ih original in interpreta
tion and mjthods. Ho is certainly the
peer of all Germ.in comediani". Ho is a
natural, nuuffested, pleasing represen
tative delineator of German Comedy,
to which lidil a fatohin,; voice, and his
immonso popularity is understood. ' In
his uppearaneo lnri; ho will bing "Tur
ner's Triumph ', "Tim German flower
Girl", "Ge'undhall", "A lluttorily
Song", "Wedding lijlh", and tho de
lightful son;; "Apple liloisoms". A
genuine Iroups of Tyrollan sltigers will
1)3 heard in the songs and glees, and
S'itn in tho national dance of their
country. The Ituinloy children will
appear in a fetching specialty with
Tlio U. S. (.tov't J 'sports
show Royal Daklnu Fovc'sr
superior to all others.
OF 800 PAIES
We find after invoice that we can not. and
will not carry them over and they MUST GO.
Prices from 35c to $4.00. Some of them not
more than half former price. Country mer
chants will find many lots among these great
bargains. 1 00 Knee Pants Suits will be closed
at two-thirds value. We have just closed out
from a large manufacturer a lot Men's Suits
and Overcoats in winter weights that will inter
est every one needing such goods. Come and
see us I
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 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 labsl 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
made from TONKA resembles vanilla in odor and taste and
costs about $10.00 less per pound, hence the cause for adult
reation. But TONKA is very poisonous, as ProfKohler finds
that TONKA is a decided Narcotic, and is at first stimulant,
afterwards paralyzing to the heart. OUR VANILLA is made
from "Pure Mexican Vanilla Beans" only. Don't be deceived
by the fine appearance of the package, remember its the ker
nel not the shell that signifies.
Putnam Street Pharmacy.
Closing Out Sale
ofLadies Fur Capes.
Genuine Persian Lamb, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former prico $50 00, now .$30.00.
Genuine "Wool Seal, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former prico $40 00, now $24.00.
Labrador Wool Seal, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former price $30.00, now $19.00.
Electric Seal, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former price $40.00, now $2S.0O.
Astrachan, 30 in. long, J 00 in. sweep,
former price $30.00, now $19.00.
Astrachan, 30 in. long, 100 in. sweep,
former prico $15.00, now $8.25.
French Coney, 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 0. W. Woodin about
February 1st, 189G.
W. A. Sniffen's Hat Store.
All should know. Tho unnecessary fuel consumed in cast
stoves, and food spoiled by imperfect baking, added together
overy two years, are equal in value to all tho .stoves and
ranges in tho United Stales. Yet housekeepers say "I have a
good stove now, but will buy,a
n n a
later." Many keep steadily on consuming extra iuel, puttine;
- up with imperfect baking and only partly heating water, when
they could save money by buying a MAJESTIC and throwin-
their old stove out oi doors.
The Majesho Sloel Jiaiuje is no experi
ment; it took SO years to 'perfect it.
NYE HARDWARE CO.,
170 Front Street, SOLE AGENTS, Marietta, Ohio
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