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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER.
VOL. II. NO. 136.
MARIETTA, OHIO, MONDAY, JUNE 8, 1896.
PRICE ONE CENT.
.Estimates Indicate a Cotton
Crop of 10,000,000 "Bales.
More Active Business is Expected
After the Conventions Are Over.
An Increased Number of Failures A Do.
cllne In Wheat and Cotton Doot and
Shoo Industry la SHU Active A Dc.
clino In Textile Manufactures.
New York, Juno 6. II. G. Dun & Co.
Failures for tho week were 234 in the
United States against 105 last year,
and 29 in Canada against 25 last year.
It is highly suggestive that with as
little holp as there is now from
now business, markets aro so near
ly maintained. 'Tho opinion gains
' ground that more active business is to
be expected after tho conventions havo
been held and tho safety and sufficiency
of crops have been assured.
Decline in wheat and cotton has
helped marketing the surplus, so that
exports have been more liberal; esti
mates entitled to most confidence point
to a probable yield of 500,000,000 bush
els of wheat. Estimates of cotton
acreage ,by tho best authorities in
dicate a crop of 10,000,000 bales
if weather is favorable and the
surplus from the past crops is
certain with only a fair yield to bo
large enough to prevent any harmful
rise, as a yield exceeding tho maximum
world's consumption of American
would probably causo some decline.
Even fair crops will mean better busi
ness for railroads, which report earn
ings for May thus far only 2.0 per cent,
more than last year.
The boot and shoe industry is still
the most active, The hardest problem
of the day is whether iron and steol
prices can bo maintained as they have
been during the past week. Tho nail
associations have failed thus far to win
over competitors who undersell them,
and aro ablo to manufacture 75,000 kegs
against every 100,000 by concerns in
the combination. The bar asssociation
asks for iron moro than the selling
price of steel bars. Open hearth billets
arcunoro freely sold at Pittsburgh be
low tho prico asked for Bessemer, and
middle men are still selling, Bessemer
billets about one dollar below the prico
fixed by the pool, ,
Tho textile manufacturers are halt
ing with, some cotton goods reduced
still further in prices and ginghams to
tho lowest point ever known while no
increase appears in the demand. Sales
of wool still fall below half the quan-
tity required for a full consumption and
prices have further declined.
Have won us the trade of the Marietta Public.
Ou r values stand'unparalleled. The sturdy
invincible strength of our offerings
At our store you will always find the Lowest
Prices and the Most Reliable Merchandise.
Here are two big bargains in our
MEN'S SUIT DEPARTMENT
For This Veek.
About 250 Suits
18 ounce Clay
Diagonals, Imported Chaviots,
Scotches, Tweeds; elegantly
made and trimmed, and perfect
We Will Malce a Special Sale. For This Week.
Boys' Lotlg Pant
Suits (14 to 19
years) in strict
ly all wool Blue and Black
Cheviots, Gray Harris Casti
meres and Scotch Tweeds.
Any of these suits are worth
Give us a call. No trouble to show goods.
Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers,
Cor, Front and 'Butler sts,, Old J. 0. Building
Tlio Trust Will Start Ono Unless the Intle-'
pendent Firms Join In.
New York, June 0. Tho magnates
of tho Nail Trust continued their "ef
forts to bring into their pool the dozen
independent firms, especially the Pitts
burgh Wire company ond David Biddlc.
Tho anils would not take tho bait.
Commissioner J. H. Parks, of tho nail
trust, -said: "If the Independent con
cerns do not accept tho 'propositions
made by the parties to tho gentlemen's
ngreement, they will have to sell their
nails at a material reduction'. Nails
will have to go very cheap Indeed. I
might say that it looks like war, and It
will bo a bitter one.
Committees were appointed to wait
upon tho independent nail manufact
urers in different parts of tho country,
and it is hoped they will be ablo to
bring them to their senses, bo that
the chairman will bo ablo to got an
other meeting tho latter part of this
It has been agreed to maintain the
prico of nails at S-.55 and 82.03 a keg
for tho current month, but the Inde
pendent firms will sell at from 15c to
80c per keg less. 2
too uiacK nagae in the Orient.
San Francisco, Juno 0. Tho passen
gers by the steamer Peru, which ar
rived Friday morning from .China and
Japan, report that tho black plague is
gaining alarming proportions in the
Orient. The disease is spreading in all
quarters and communication with many
places is entirely cut off.
Many Were Drowned.
London, June 0. The Berlin corre
spondent of the Daily News telegraphs
that during, tho coronation festivities
at Minsk, tho capital of a Russian prov
ince of that name, a railing of a bridge
gave way, precipitating a large number
of persons into tho water. Many of
them were drowned.
Wants tho Charter Altered.
Cape Town, Juno 0. Tho executive
council has adopted a resolution de-1
clanng that the charter of the British
South Africa Co. ought to be so altered
as to prevent the company of being a
sourco of danger to the peace and pros
perty of South Aftrica.
Joseph Etvlng Goes to Prison.
"Danville, 111., Juno 0. Jos. Ewing,
district agent of the Mutual Reserve
Fund Life Insurance Co., pleaded
guilty to tho charge of forgery on two
cases. IIo forged Dr. Leavitt's name to
Insurance applications. Ho wab sen
tenced to Chester penitentiary.
No Truth In the Report. ,
New Yoke, June 0. George Bliss, of
the firm of Morton, Bliss & Co., says
that report published Saturday morning
that his firm had purchased the Niagara
Falls Hydraulic Power and Manufactur
ing Ca, is made of whole cloth and ab
solutely without foundation.
ing finest Eng
lish Diagonals and Serges,
Scotch Tweeds Thibets; ele
gantly tailored and trimmed,
equal to custom Suits.
Boys' Long Pant
Suits, (14 to 19
years) in Scotch
Mixtures, Clays , and Thibets,
and the newest things in light
colored Cheviots. Any of these
suits are well worth $8.50.
And Destructive Wind Storms
Prevail in the Missouri Valley.
A Large Number of Horses and Cat
tle Reported Killed.
TeUcraph and Telephone Wires I'ros-
trntod Trains Delayed by Washouts
A Cloudburst and llall Storm Does
Couxcn. Bluffs, la., Juno 6. Mis
souri valloy and adjacent territory was
visited by a heavy rain Thursday night
accompanied by a terrible wind storm
that developed into a cyclone. In Grass
land, a suburb, tho house of lien Bur
cell was completely overturned and
tho family more or less in
jured. At tho fair grounds tho
floral and machinery halls wore
completely wrecked. A largo, portion
of tho Erio street school house roof'was
blown off and Newfinder's ice houses
were crushed like egg shells. A large
number of horses and cattle" aro re
ported killed. Telegraph and tele
phono wires were prostrated and tho
morning trains were delayed by wash
outs. The storm was the worst known
in this section of tho country for many
Atlantic, la., June C At 5 o'clock
Friday afternoon, this city was visited
by a cloudburst, followed by hail, some
over ten inches inches in circumference.
Tho hail broke tho windows in many
places. The worst damage was to sky
lights .of tho I. O. O. F. building,
amounting to S200. Egbert's photo
graph gallery was damaged Sr, and
Scott's greenhouse, Sl,S00. In the coun
try garden truck was pounded into tho
ground and young corn destroyed. Bull
creek, flowing through the heart of tho
city, overflowed its banks carrying
barns, bridges and dwellings for blocks
The occupants were finally rescued
with difficulty. The houses on Walnut
and Elm streets wore flooded to a depth
of three feet. The Rock Island tracks
were completely submerged and a large
gang of men arc at work cleaning away
Lincoln, Neb., JnnoO. Threatening
storm clouds which hung over Lincoln
nearly all of last night did damage
some miles from the city. On tho farm
of G. B. Garlock tho wind, which was
blowing almost at tho hurricane stage,
dipped and toro to .pieces a grove of
trees. Nearly all were uprooted or
blown down. On the farm of ex-Ser-iff
Ensign outbuildings were demol
ished. The wind blew hard in this
city, but no damage was done. Thoro
was a heavy fall of rain and hail.
Lincoln, Nob., June C Reports from
northeastern Nebraska tell of a terrific
storm of wind and rain. In Stanton
county barns, school houses and one
church were torn to pieces. Much farm
machinery and other property were de
stroyed. Tho wind wni even moro vio
lent in Thurston county, developing al
most into a tornado. Several residences
were badly damaged, barns leveled and
live stock killed. So far as known no
lives were lost. Ono boy was injured.
Shoots an Officer of tbe Missouri Peni
tentiary Otlt of Revenge.
Jeffhkson City, Mo., June 0. Officer
Zera Rayburn, of the Missouri peni
tentiary, was shot Friday morning by
F. G. Norville, a convict, released from
the penitentiary Thursday. ' For some
infraction of the prison rules, Rayburn
had Norvillo punished Thursday morn
ing by being tied to a post. At noon
lie was released from tho penitentiary.
IIo bought a shotgun from a gunsmith,
loaded it with No. 4 -shot and hid him
self near the house of Rayburn.
At about five o'clock Fridav morning
as the officer stepped through his yard
gato to tho sidewalk, Norville fired at
him. lie was about sixty yards distant
and tho shot scattered, striking him in
the head, breast and abdomen. Nor
ville xvas chased ten miles by hounds
Will Meet Next in St. Louis.
Ottawa, Ont., Juno 6. The conven
tion of the International Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers closed Friday
evening. Tho executive committee
recommended the payment of S45.00O
to widows and orphans and 815,000 for
salaries, etc. Grand Chief Arthur's
parting address was full of words of
good counsel and he was loudly ap
plauded. Tho convention adjourned
to meet on tho second Wpdnesday in
May, 1693, at St. Louis, Mp.
A Qorma,Q Criminal Beheaded.
Berlin, Juno 0.7-A criminal named
Oehlmann was beheaded, at Brunswick
early Friday morning for tho murder
of his cousin. At the place of execution
he attempted to commit suicide by
throwing himself over tho prison stair
case, dragging with him the warden
who had him in 'charge.' The warden
was frightfully hurt and is dying. ,
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Two. Bombs Found.
Barcelona, June 6. Two bombs
were found Friday in a dust heap near
tho Cathedral, at the conclusion of a
Corpus Christi procession. Several an
archists have been arrested on suspicion
of Intending to cause an explosion.
Murder In East St. Louis.
St. Loins, Juno 6. Henry Stein, a
glassblower, was arrested in East St.
Louis Friday night charged with mur
dering his uve-year-old child He beat
tho child to death Friday morning be
cause of its crying.
Beat tbe American Champion.
London, June 6. In the semi-final
rounds for the Middlesex lawn tennis
championship, Friday, Mahonoy beat
Chapman and Groville beat Larnod, the
The President Sends a Alcseaco to Con
gress Ulsiipprovlnc; of the General De
Washington, June 0. The president
sent a veto message to tho house of
representatives on the general de
ficiency appropriation bill Saturday
afternoon. Ho replies briefly to the
criticisms of his exercise of the veto
power and says ho has hurried the
preparation of the message in order
that congress may take action in tho
matter without delay. The ground for
the veto is tho provision relating to
the payment of the French spoliation
In his message tho president says:
"It is difficult to understand why, un
der the constitution it should bo neces
sary to submit proposed legislation to
executive scrutiny and approval cx
copt to invoke the exercise and execu
tive judgment and invite Independent
The unpleasant incidents which ac
company the use of the veto power
would tempt its avoidance if such a
course did not involve an abandonment
of constitutional duty and an assent
to legislation for which the execu
tive is not willing to share
the responsibility. I regret that
I am constrained to disapprove an
important appropriation bill so near
the close of the present session of con
gress. I have, however, by immediato
action after the receipt of tho, bill cn
deaored to delay as little as possible a
reconsideration of this proposed legis
lation, though I am thus obliged to
content myself with a less completo ex
planation of my objections than would
otherwise be submitted.
This bill is in many of its features far
removed from a legitimate deficiency
bill, and it contains a number of appro
priations which seem to me to be ex
The bill appropriates one million
twenty-seven thousand three hundred
and fourteen dollars and nine cents for
a partial pnyment upon claims, which
originated in depredations upon our
commerce by French cruisers and ves
sels during the closing years of the last
century. They have become quite
familiar to those having congressional
experience, as they have been pressed
for recognition and payment, with oc
casional intervals of repose, for nearly
one hundred years.
The Homo Sustains the Veto.
Washington, Juno 0. (Bulletin.)
Tho house, by a vote of 109 to 40 sus
tained the president's veto of tho gen
eral deficiency bill.
A 830,000 Flro at Erie, Pa.
Emu, Pa., June 0. The Anchor Line
and Western Transportation Co. suf
fered a 830,000 fire hero at an early hour
Saturday morning. The fire broke out
in one of the big warehouses and when
discovered was entirely beyond con-
I trol. Tho flames spread to and de-
1 stroyed the Anchor Lino's ice house,
containing beveral thousand tons and
I it was only by the greatest effort that
the big Hour nouse witn its largo stock
of flour was saved from entiro destruc
tion. Tho loss on that building from
smoke and water is large. A thunder
shower came to the firemen's assist
ance and the fire was confined to the
Ono Killed and Another Fatally Hurt.
Betulkiiem, Pa., June C While Cy
rus Moser and Alix Kidd were at work
on top of a 30-foot scaffold at Lichus &
Sutton's silk mill Saturday morning,
the scaffold collapsed and the mien
were precipitated to tho cellar below.
Moser was instantly killed, his neck
being' broken. Almost every bone in
Kidd's body was broken. IIo was re
moved to the hospital in a dying con
dition. Moser was CO yearfi of age. '
Punishment of Naval Officers.
Washington, Juno 0. Secretary Her
bert promulgated general orders fixing
tho limitations to tho punish
ment of naval officers and en
listed men for tho government
of all naval general court-martials
in times of peace. Under tho order
punishment ranges from death for mur
der to loss of numbers for an officer or
fino for an enlisted man for minor of
fense. Business Bloclt Gutted by Fire.
"Hartford, Ct., June 6. The most de
structive flro in New Britain in years
broke out in Booth's block Saturday
morning. In (wo hours it completely
gutted tho whole block abovo the first
floor and destroyed property valued at
8S0,000. Tho block wns owned by Hor
ace Booth, and was tho finest and the
largest busincss-block in tho city.
V Midgets Wed.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Juno C Two
midgots,,each loss : than four feet high,
havo beep married here. They are M.
L. Comfort, of Oswego, N. Y., aged 52,
and Miss Eva B. White, of Monroe,
Mich., aged 43. They have known each
other for .two yeBr8,.met here by ap
pointment, and are spending their
The DsCUloa FCtrpoacd.
London, Juno 6. Tho Dally l News
Saturday publishes, a dispatch from
Pretoria so.ying' that tho executive
council of tho Transvaal has post
poncd until June 11 its final decision in
tho case- of tho leaders df tho reform
Debs for President.
Cleveland, O., Juno 6. The Feder
ated Association of Wlredrawers has
decided to affiliate with tho American
Fcdorotloh' of Labor and indorsed Eu
gene V. Debs as a candidate for presi
dent of tho United States'.
Watermelons In Market. ,
Cihcinnati, Juno 6. The first car
load of watermelons, for tho season of
06 arrived in Cincinnati Saturday
morning from Georgia over the L. tfc N.
Tiro car was profusely- decorated vri,th
flags and buntipg.' " "
A cream of tartar Baking Powder. Hlgneai
of all in leavening strength. Lateil Vnitta
States Government Food Report.
ROVAL IUK1NQ POWDER CO., 106 Wall St .N."i
Haw and Interesting Happenings Wltbjjs
Tho Commission Considering tbe Itcmod.
cling of the Ohio Stnto House.
CoLUMnus, O., June C Tho commis
sion appointed under an act of tho re
cent legislative session to supervise tho
proposed remodeling of the state house,
met at tho Chittenden hotel Friday
night. While no plans have been def
initely decided upon for tho improve
ment, it is practically suro that tho idea
conceived by tho commission appointed
under Gov. McKinley prior to tho pres
ent movement, will be adopted.
This is to add a wing to both tho
north and south sides of tho building
and elevate the present structure to
three stories, with the dome raised and
remodeled to correspond with the
change. This would give the building
somewhat tho appearance of tho na
tional capitol at Washington. The
meeting Friday night was devoted
chiefly to instructing the architects as
to what the commission desires. No
architect lias been selected, the com
petitive contest being still in prog
ress. DISASTROUS RAIN.
Crops Unmngedand Stock and Outhouses
Washed A way.
Gali.ii'olis, 0.,June 0. A most dis
trous rainstorm visited this county, de
stroying and damaging the crops in
every township, many of the low-land
farmers being inundated by the creeks
overflowing their banks, and timber,
stock and outhouses were washed awajf
by the rampant creeks.
Near Bulavillo there was a regular
cloudburst The creeks rose so rapidly
that the families could not escape from
their houses before the water had en
tered them, and they were compelled to
seek refuge in tho garrets until the
water receded. Fred Klage's family
was imprisoned all night, as were many
other families. In fact, the storm was
tho heaviest that has visited this sec
tion for a long while.
Of a Cloudburst at Glenroy, Coalton and
Jackson, 0 June 0. Reports re
ceived nt this city from points between
here and Wellston tell of the tcrriblo
results of a cloudburst there Friday
afternoon. Several houses were swept
away at Coalton and many more were
rendered untenantable by the raging
Stories of a similar nature come from
Glenroy and other points. The O. S.
railroad is washed out in several places
and much damage has been done to
fences and trees all along the Horse
creek valley. It is thought that tho
damage has been very great. No lives
are reported lost.
Mury Kllbo's Sentence.
Columbus, O., Juno 0. Judge Sage,
in the United States court Friday,
sentenced Mary Kilbo, alias Mary M.
Arnold, alias Mario Arnell, to pay a
fine of $200 for sending obscene letters
through the mails. A plea of guilty
had been entered. She is the adopted
daughter of Rev. Henderson, formerly
presiding elder of the Findloy district
of the Mothodist Episcopal church, and
was a teacher in tho Findloy schools.
She is the woman who sent circulars
through the mails advertising an un
, Dayton Man Commits Suicide.
Dayton, O., June 0. William Huff
man, ono of the well known and
wealthy residents of this city, com
mitted suicided by shooting himself
through tho head, shortly after mid
night. In late years he held several
responsible positions in the city gov
ernment, was a bank director and a 32d
degree Mason. Ho was the father, of
II children, nine of whom survive him.
III health caused-hlm to tako his own
Fell Under His Engine.
Akron, O., June 0. Henry Moore,
a fireman on tho Pittsburgh and West
ern, fell from his engine under the
wheels at Cuyahoga Falls, Friday, and
was fataly injured. His homo is at'Ma
honlngtown,'Pa. "Tlnk." Carr Convicted.
Columbus, O., June 0. -The jury in
tho case of "Tlnk" Carr, charged with
the murder of John Ross in this city
last November at midnight, returned a
verdict finding tho prisoner guilty of
George Haskell Pardoned.
Columbus," 0., Juno 6. Gov. Bush
nell Friday granted a pardon to Geo.
P. Haskell, who v. as roce-Wcil at the
penitentiary irum liar....ia county No
vember 8, UV. o'.rvi :o'ur j-cs.-st'n-r.jrer,F.
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
b. & o. s.w.
(Vln.mintin a m 4 An mm ill!
VE AfflKf, m Dili), m IQ.ar M ...r
i., 0:40, p. m., 8:55 p. m.
T. & O. C. EX.
2.10 p. m9;00, 1:00 a.m
4:4;, I2:l5p m. 7:80a.m.
C. &. M.
6:25 a.m. 2:B5p. m
11:15 a. m., 7:05 p. is
. 6:20 a. m.. 2:40 n. m
10:40 a.m., E:C( p.m
O. R. R. R. (Eastern Time.)
South 10:25, 2:co a.m.; 7:16 p.m
koiran 11:15 p.m.; 3:40, 7:28 a.m
25c ones reduced
to 1 9 cents.
50c and 75c ones
to 38 cents.
Testing; the Justin rrojecttlc.
Utica, N. V., June 0. The tests of
the Justin projectile, which contains a
charge of dynamite designed not to ex
plode until striking, took place at West
Vienna Friday and proved a failure.
It Is claimed that slow burning powder
had been ordered and quick burning
powder received. This is too powerful
for the shells. Another test is to be
mado at a dato fixed by the ordnance
The Cam'pos-Uarrero bnel.
Madrid, Juno 0. The government
has submitted the matter of a duel be
tween Marshal Martinez Campos and
Gen. Iiarrcro to the supremo court of
military and naval appeals. The excite
ment occasioned by tho threatened
duel continues ,to grow. Tho affair
has restored much of Marshal Campos
School Hook Law.
Columbus, O., Juno 0. Tho state
school commission accepted tho report
of Commissioner Corson in regard to the
furnishing of school books under tho
new school book law. Some time be
tween now and June 15, an official cir
cular will bo issued giving the names of
all publishers who have complied with
Wilmington, O., Juno 6. Four pris
oners escaped out of tho county jail
here Saturday morning, They dug a
hole about one foot square througli the
wall and left. Their names are": Rob
inson, for stealing hides; Jack Bainter,
burglary and larceny; Mprgan, same;
Ed Morgan, horse thief.
Split at TJhrlcbsvllle.
UinsiciisviLLE, O., Juno 6. At the
democratic primaries held hero Friday
to select delegates to tho county, con
vention delegates were chosen mucli
divided on the silver question. It is
claimed that tho gold men are in the
Money for Armenia.
Delaware, O., June 6. II. Fay Mills,
tho evangelist, addressed several thou
sand people in Gray chapel in the in
terest of Miss Clara Harton, in charge
of the relief work in Marash, Armenia.
A largo sum was collected.
Vloa President Blias Several Dills.
Wasihsotok, June 0. In tho senate
Saturday tho vice president announced
his signature to several bills' including
tho general deficiency appropriation
bill and the filled cheese bill.
Treasury Qold Bcterve.
Wasuihotom, June 0. The'treasury
gold reserve "at. the close of business
Friday stood at 8106,416,7. The day's
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