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SATURDAY, JULY 25, IS9G
Of tho United States.
GARRCTT A. IIOUAIIT,
Of New Jersey.
llepubllcnu State Tlclcet.
For Secretary of State.
CHARLES KINNEY, of Scioto Co.
I"or Judge of the Supremo Court,
MARSHALL J. WILLIAMS, of Payette Co.
For Food and Dairy Commissioner,
JOSEPH E. BLACKBURN, of Belmont Co.
Tor Member Board of Public Works,
FRANK A. HUFFMAN, of Van Wert Co.
For Congress, 15th District,
H. n. VAN VOORHIS, of Musklnmm Co.
For Piooate Judge,
D. R. ROOD, of Belpre.
JOHN S. MCCALLISTKR, Fourth Ward.
For Auditor, . , .
W. A. PATTERSON, of Waterford
JOHN W. ATHEY, Marietta Towns p.
JOHN RANDOLPH, Wesley Township.
For Infirmary Director.
WM. SCHNAUFFER, Newport Township,
At a meeting of tho trustees of the
Athens Hospital for the insane, Thurs
day, a general reduction in wages was
made while several oflices were abolish
ed. The office of policeman was dis
continued, while the butcher's position
will be filled by the gardener along
with his other duties. The office of
assistant physician was abolished and
the salaries of tho dining room em
ployes and others connected with tho
institution were considerably reduced.
The salary of stewart clerk was reduc
ed from ?40 to $20 a month. The re
duction in wages takes place on Aug
ust 15th. No one cennected with the
institution has been discharged, and
the reduction in the salaries and the
discontinuance of several offices, was
not done through incompetency on the
part of the employes, but simply as a
matter of economy. Athens Journal.
The E. fl. C. Club was entertained
at Mulberry Summit on Saturday even
ing, July 18th.
Mr. J. G. Martin, who has been fail
ing in health for a few months, died
on the 20th, of brain trouble. Mr.
Martin was widely known as the
Watertown Undertaker. He leaves a
wife, two sons and one daughter. The
.funeral was from the Presbyterian
church, and the sermon was preached
by Rev. Mr. Foot.
It was my will and pleasure to at
tend tho reunion of Co, D. C3d 0. V. I.,
on the 22d, held with Capt. and Mrs.
G. B. 'Bartlett, near Waterford. The
day was very rainy and roads muddy,
but thirteen of the members with their
families and many invited friends gath
ered together and had a good and in
teresting soldiers' reunion. At these
meetings the roll is called and those
present answer as they did in '02-'05.
Poor ArcHmont for Free Sllrer.
The free coinage agitators ask the
jpeople to vote for the sixteen to one
(scheme on the ground that the bankers,
manufacturers and merchants are all
pn, iavor of a sound currency. "If the
hanking and business interests are op
rpotsed to free silver," say the cheap dol
lar advocates, "the farmers and work
ins should support it. There must be
something good for the poor in this
free coinage scheme just because the
aich. people do not want it." Of all un
jreasonable and demagogic pleas for 50
cent dollars this is the worst An. ex
iactly similar argument would be a do
fmnTul on the part of the millicmswhotlo
au)t own homes otrbuildingsof any kind
rthat all houses should be burned down
(because it would hurt property owners.
Thcre is no doubt but fiat every man
in America who owns a building would
(say, if asked, that he is opposed to hav
linjr lis property destroyed. But that
Would be no reason why tiie people who
3m.ve no homes should favor arson. The
attempt to create a prejudice in. faror
of debt repudiation because business
iinen and bankers believe in honesty
can never succeed with fair-minded,
ihonorable citizens. They wDldecido
Tie slhcr question on its merits an3
"tvill not be led astray by appeals to
one class to ote for cheap and tra&hy
jnonoy merely because it is favored by
American Dollars in Mexico.
A man may get a meal,,ond when he
puts down an American dollar in pay
ment will get bad; as change a Mexican
dollar which contains six grains more
silver than our own. He gets a demon
fitration of tho fact that it is tho credit
of our government which keeps tho sil
ver dollar afloat at 47 cents more than
its intrinsic value, just as it keeps its
paper notes, which have no intrinsic
ralue nt all, at tut equality with a gold
dollar. "FrcejTinlimited and independ
ent coinage nt sixteen to one" would
anean. dollars worth even, less thanMcx
ican sliver dollars.
Fnlto and ItllMncMiln;; Anixi tloun ty the
Democratic National Convention.
The declaration of financial princi
ples put forward by tho democratic na
tional comcntlon is a sinew d mixture
of cheap money delusions, half truths
uud wholly unfounded -nhsm lions, lis
alleged stntementof faets libs frequent
ly been .shown to be untrue; In spite of
this they wore deliberately llidoi.sed ti
n majority of the representatives of the
dcmocihtio party. Since tho stumlnid
:alscd at. Clueago will' be used to tally
all the forces of sihorism, flutisni, cur
rency debasement and debt repudia
tion, it becomes nccc&Miry to icfute
oneo more the statements on which the
American people are asked to support
the democratic candidates. This can be
briefly and effectively done by a com
parison of tho assertions of the Chi
cago platform with the simple facts.
nnme silver and
Bold together as tho
money metals of the
does nothlns of tho
kind It does not
contain n lino or
word which can bo
twisted Into mean
ins that K'oUl and nll
er shall be tho
money metals of the
country. Article 1,
Section 10, says:
"No state Bhall en
ter into any treaty,
alliance or confed
eration, srant letters
of marque and re
prisal, coin money,
emit bills of credit,
make anything but
cold and silver coin
a tender In payment
The denial of the
right of tho states to
make anything but
gold and silver legal
tender is very far
from naming those
metals as the
"money metals of
the United States."
In, no other part of
the constitution is
gold or silver even
The first colnasre
"The llrst coinage
taw nasseu oy con-
law passed by con
gress made the silver grcss made both gold
dollar the money unit and silver coins the
and admitted gold to
unit or measure of
ireo comage at a ra
tio based upon the
silver dollar unit."
value. Tho Spanish
milled dollar w a 3
made the unit of
number, but tho
coinage of gold was
based on a fixed
number of grains of
gold, and not on a
ratio with the sliver
Tho coinage law of
1S73 was passed after
three years' discus
sion in congress, and
It was printed 13
times in tho course
of its enactment.
Tho speeches in both
the house and senate
during the proceed
ings on the bill show
that tho change was
made as openly as
any other law ever
passed by congress.
There is no proof
that gold has appre
ciated. Measured by
lt labor cost that
Is, the amount of
labor necessary to
obtain a given quan
tlty of it gold is
cheaper to-day than
The free coinage
of sliver bullion, of
which 30 ounces are
worth less than one
ounco of gold. Into
legal tender dollars
at a ratio of sixteen
to one gold dollar,
would at once forco
this country on a
silver basis and thus
bring about the
which tho stlverltes
pretend to oppose.
It Is also the poli
cy of Franco, Ger
many, Austria, Ita
ly, Belgium, Switzer
land and other civ
ilized nations. Sil
which would be the
certain result of free
coinage at sixteen to
one, 13 the policy of
China, India, Mexi
co and Japan. Are
the gold using or
sliver using coun
tries the most en
lightened and pros
perous and worthy
of being Imitated by
This is a demand
that silver worth
only 52 cents shall
be declared equal
In value to a gold
dollar worth 100
cent3 in face of the
fact that the rest of
"We declare that
the act of 1873, de
monetizing s 1 1 v er
without tho knowl
edge or consent of
the American peo
ple, has resulted in
the appreciation of
" We aro unalter
ably opposed tcmon
has looked fast the
prosperity of an in
dustrial people In
the paralysis of hard
lism is a British pol
icy. It is not only
" We demand the
free and unlimited
coinage of both sil
ver' and goldat tho
present legal ratio
of sixteen to one,
without waiting for
tho aid or consent
of any other nation.
We demand that the
standard sliver dol
lar shall be a full le
gal tender, equally
with cold, for all
debts, public and
the world refuses to
Join in establishing
an arbitrary ratio
between gold and
silver. It Is also a
demand for leglsla
1 1 o n making debts
contracted on a 100
cent basis payable-
in C2-cent dollars. It
Is a. frank assertion
in favor of debasing
tho currency by
adopting the cheap
sliver Btandard. It
means that one-half
of the property of
tho millions of cred
itors of the country
shall be taken away
from them by law,
and Uat ft tlj? all
, vcrltes aro success
ful they will bring
on a financial panic
by threatening in
vestors with the loss
of half their capital,
thus forcing them to
call In all their loans.
In one respect at least the Chicago
platform is to bo commended. It is a
stroightout declaration of revolution
ary doctrines and repudiation princi
ples. Everyone who supports it will
know just what he is voting for, and
the American people will have only
themselves to blame if they are fool
ish enough to indorse a policy which
would bring widespread ruin and pov
erty and end in national bankruptcy
and dishonor. Whidden Graham.
To Wage I'urnem.
Are you a wa ge earner ? Vote for f reo
coinage and you vote to reduce your
wages 60 per cent, until you can, by
striking or threatening to btrike, get
back a part of tho reduced put chasing
power of the dollars in which your
wages aro paid.
Never Mind the Worklngincn.
Suppose it to be true that free coin
ago will double the price of wheat and
other food products, where does the
workingtnan come in, with double
prices for his bread, meat and the llko
and the Bama old wage?
To I'ollcy Holders.
Do you hpldj a policy in jv life or flro
jineuranco company ? Vote for free coin;
lago and" yeni Vote to reduce by one-half
tho value of your policy.
Co. D. G3d noRlmont O. V. I. R,t Copt.
C. B. Bnrtlott'B.
.Survivors of Co. I), of the gallant
(Kid 0. V I. to the number of thirteen
held their annual reunion at tlio ploas
uut home of dipt. (1 , 11. llartlett on
Monday, and the occasion was much'
enjoyed lis is U'ual.y the cuso in till
the reunions of this historic company.
The day was very inauspicious and
doubtless'many more would have been
piescnt under different circumstances,
but withal the old battle-scared vet
erans lived over theiscenes of thoir days
at the front by recounting amusing and
interesting reminiscences. About fifty
persons wore present, including tho fol
lowing comrades of Co. I) : II. Beckett,
O. 15. Itarllett, S. Coffey, V T. Crosser,
Sullivan ailpln, J. V. Koyhou! Hiram
Lady, U.S. Mason, J D. 1! Newton,
Robert Shires. Chester Wilson, V. .
Newton and Daniel Wilson. Miss
Lydia Wheeler, of Caldwell, was pres
ent and recited two very interesting
poems. Officers were elected for the
ensuing year us follows: l'res , Robert
Shires; Vice Prcs., J. V. Keyhoo; Sec'y
and TredB., J. D. B. Xcwtou Tho
next annual reunion will bo held at
W. A. Muyguckln's in lieverly, June
22, ISil". Beverly Advance.
Cure For HcmIhcIip.
As a remedy for all forms of Head
ache Hlcctrie Hitters has proved to be
the very best. It effects a permanent
cure and the most dreaded habitual
sick headaches yield to its Influenced
We urge all whonre ulliteted to procure
a bottle, and give this remedy a fair
trial. In cases of habitual constipation
Electric Bitters cures by giving tho
needed tonic to the bowels, and few
cases long resist the use of this 'medi
cine. Try it once. Fifty cents and
81.00 at W. H. Styer's Drug Store.
West Virginia's Noxt Gov.
Everybody in West Virginia knows
George W. Atkinson. His name is
familiar in political, legal, social, -Masonic
and church circles.
Mr. Atkinson was born in Kanawha
county, in 18-17. He took tho full clas
sical course in the Ohio Wesleyan Uni-yersitj-,
took a complete law course in
the Columbian University, and was
admitted to the bnr in lb75. He is n
successful lawyer, aud has a large cli
entage. Mr. Atkinson has held num
erous public positions the most im
portant of which were United States
Marshal and member of Congress from
tho First District of this State. All
positions were filled ably and honor
ably by Mr. Atkinsou. He is true to
his friends and generous toward those
who are not his friends, politically or
otherwise. Mr. Atkinson stands hieh
in the Masonic fraternity. He was
Grand Master in 1S70-T, and has been
Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge
of West Virginia for the last eleven
Ec.sma in any part of the body is in
stantly relieved and permanently cured
by Doan's Ointment, the sovereign
remedy for all itchiness of the skin.
Probate Court Settlnments.
Notico is hereby given that the fol
lowing Accounts have besn filed in the
Probate Court of Washington county,
Ohio, and will bo for hearing and set
tlement SATUltDAY, AUOUSr 15TH, lS'.lfl.
Sinah Todd, deceased, by II. L.
Pugh, Admr., hnal.
Geo. Martin Schmidt, deceased, by
Luzie F. Schmidt, Admix.
ilarbara Kuhn, deceased, by Adam
Draher, Admr., final.
Walter S. J. Hogan, deceased, by
Adele M. Hogan, Admr,, final
Caroline E. Davis, deceased, by W.
II. Davis, Exr., final.
Lydia Craig, deceased, by II. W.
Craig and F. D. Saunders, Executors,
Catherine Bartlett, deceased, by E.
T. Parsons, Admr., final.
Henry .Bennett, deceased, by Cath
erine llartlett, Exrx., 4th partial.
Herman isiair, minor, by JJ. is. stone,
Frank Kelly, minor, by Edwin Kelly,
Isaac E. Mellon, minor, by R. F. Al
exander, Gdn., 4th partial.
Harry Marks, minor, by William
Chambers, Gdn,, final
Martin Seidlewski, imbecile, by Geo.
W. Richards, Gdn.. final.
Jno. Schneider, deceased, by Louis
Goobel et al, Exrs., 11th partial.
Exceptions may be filed tdany of the
above acconnts before said' hearing
da3'. D. R. Rood,
Fatal '.r-jrnilnMliiii of an Old 1'euil,
Knoxviixk, Tenn., July 22. Tom
Lovens and Herri Short, old enemies,
met near Luther, Hancock county, to
settle their difficulty with their fists.
During the fight Lovenssei.edaguuho
had secreted and shot Short dead.
GAi.i.lPot.if, O., July 22. George
Henry, the alleged assailant of Mrs.
Persiger, near Point Pleasant, was ar
rested Wednesday morning by Oillcer
Kuhn and returned to tho West Vir
We Oiler You a Remedy Which Insures
SAFETY to LIFE of lloth
Mother and Child
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Wlaltes CHILD-BIRTH Easy.
Uniloraeil and recommended bv dIivbI-
rlani, inldtvivo and those vvliohiuo usad
it. ueiraro oi guimuuios unci imuutiona.
Cam W.v svnroia fif mnll rtn rnalnt r. ,.!,
SI.OO per bottle, book "TO MOT1IUHS''
mailed free, containing voluntary tettlmoulali.
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SOLD BY ALL CRUG0I3T8.
. -GIVEN AWAY-
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Fine RAZORS, Highest Grndo 9
O Steel; Hollow Ground.
Coupons explain liowto urcuro tlio Above,
One Coupon in each 5 cent (2 ounce) Package.
Ttco Coupons in each 10 cent (t ounce) Vackage.
Mail Pouch Tobacco Is sold bv all dealers.
FnclitiKCfl now on eate) containing no coupons
will be accepted ns coupons. "2 oi." Vrnpt; Dag
as one Coupon, "4 or." Umpty Dag at ttco Coupons,
LLtlSTRATED Catalonuo at other Valuable A rttcii
uith explanation Iwicfoget them, Mailed on request
The Dloch Bros. Tobacco Co., Wheeling, W. Va,
Mo Coupons exchanged after July 1, 1897
JUSTICE lilQELCWS VIEWS.
Nmiiilj'' tJri'iir J mini. "IVlls Who I'rco
"t'olu.iRp Win liijuru.
Chief Justice It. It. Ultfoloiv, of the
supreme court of Nevada., hud n letter in
a recent issue of 'the Iteno (Nev.) Ga
zette which htatcs same of the effects
of sixteen to one free coinage Very clear
ly. Here is a part of his letter:
It is not to be denied that t.he repub
licans of this state arc hard hit by the
action of tho St. Louis convention upon
the monetary question. The free coin
age of silver is believed to be so much to
the adv an tage of Nevada as a silver
producer, and we have for so many
years heard nothing but free coinage
"at sixteen to one" arguments, that we
have almost come to the conclusion that
no one can think otherwise who is not a
scoundrel bought with British gold.
But there is another side to the question
that is believed in sincerely by millions
of ns pure patriots ns any who believe
in free coinage of silver. Any man who
says that this country can alone double
the value of all tho silver of tho world
niul bring it and gold to par is cither
ignorant of the lessons of the pastor he
willfully shuts his eyes to them. If the
free fiilverites carry the election this fall
on their sixteen to one platform, it will
not only paralyze business it will ut
terly destroy it There will bo scarcely
a bank or business house in the land
that will not go down before the storm.
It will send gold to almost 100 per cent,
premium, and, as measured with silver,
everything else will go up in value witii
it, but as it will take twice as many
dollars as now to buy the eaino article
it will be of no earthly advantage to
anyone except the man who owes
debts that he has not promised to pay
in gold. His silver dollars will pay such
a debt just as during tho war green
backs would pay one, although worth
but 33 cents on the dollar, but they
will only buy half as much flour or
clothing or groceries as now.
But if he owes money to banks or
money lenders and who does not?
who have all protected themselves by
fold contracts, he will have to take two
of Tiis silver dollars to-huy one in gold,
and at the same time, owing to the gen
eral stagnation in business, they will be
harder to get hold of than gold dollars
aro now. It will be of no advantage to
the Isilver states, because their silver
will be just as hard to get from the
ground as now, and a pound of it will
buy no more steel or powder or any of
the necessaries of life than now.
But tho laboring man will be the one
who will -suffer the most. The Comstock
miner will still get four dollars per day,
the laborer two dollars and the cleric
$00 to $73 per month, but it will bo in
silver, and, as it is now in Mexico, it will
only buy for his family or himself one
half what it will to-day. Tlio same will
bo the case with the crippled veterans,
iheir widows and orphans, who are now
getting pensions. Tts effect will be to
scale ,thair pensions. Tts effect will be
to scale their pensions down one-half.
There is not one of the arguments of
the silverltes that cannot be completely
and successfully refuted. Free coinage
at sixteen to one by this country alone
cannot possibly benefit anyone, but It
can bring fearful distress upon all.
Boscius But you havcn'l got a word,
of praise for anyone. I should like to
know who you would consider a fin
Critlcus A dead one, my boy a dead
i'cll rroui n Tree Top.
Mt, Gimsad, O,, July 22. Whilo pur
suing a squirrel Henry llogy fell 50 feet
from n tree top, brcaUinf; Ills back and
sustaining other injuries which will
IlucUlou'MArti en Naive.
Tills IJkst Halvis In tho world for
Outs, Bruises, Sores, Ulcora, Salt
Khouni, Fovor Soreu, Tetter, Chapped
HandH, Chilblains, Cornu, and all Skin
Kruptiona, and positively cures Piles
or no pay required. It is guaranteed to
givo ponect. HtuisiHcuoii, or monov ro
fundod. 1'rieo 25 cents per box.
For sale by W. H. Styer.
Of now fall suits in Worsteds and Cassimores received. These
poods wore made up for us during tho dull season dnd are
better made than those ru3hed through later.
- The Prices Are Right.
We also have some lots closed nut from manufacturers for
CASH very cheap, also many small lots of spring good3 in
Men's, Boys and Children's that wo aro GOING TO SELL. No
old SHOP WORN stuff marked up in red figures to sell at HALF
PRICE. WE don't let goods get old. Remember our SPEC
IALTIES and that our stock is ALWAYS the LARGEST and
PRICES the LOWEST.
S. R. Van Metre & Oo.s
Wholesale CASH CLOTHIERS Retail
Shirt Waists and
At one-half value. Very pretty styles, and
just what you need this hot weather. Come
quick before they are gone.
1 68 Front Street,
w -jiv- '4i -is -jiF v!? 'iv- TiF'jjF-sis- Wa- 'A
Colonial Book Store I
Are vou a, monometalliRf:. or nrn
makes no. difference. Bring your dollar and you will get full value
for it. It is a matter of astonishment to all who have tested how
much a dollar will buy at the flaw Colonial Booh Store.
.ronow uie music, oin tne crowd wiio steadily marcli that way,
and come away satisfied. These facts will apply to everything in our
line the stock is full and complete, and the prices like the goods
We are making special opportunities in Croquet Sots, Hammocks,
Pound Papers, etc. .
See our Type Writer supplies; we have the best ribbon made. 'See
our lines of Blank Books, general and office stationery, before pur
chasing. And don't forget the McKinley Top.
1 53 Colonial Block. Front St.
J. E. VANDERVOORT. C- E. GLINES.
Prepare for the Fruit Season!
Now is tho time you will be wanting Fruit Jars, and we have them
in abundance at most reasonable prices. Call in early, so that when
you are in the midst of putting: up fruit your jars will bo at hand.
MRS. CHAS. W. HOLZ, 286 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio'
Important to Teachers!
A NORMAL SCHOOL
will bo opened la the
Marietta High School Building,
Monday, August 3d, 1896,
And continue in session for four weeks.
Instruction in Arithmetic, Geogra
phy, Grammar, History, Civil Govern
ment, Physiology, Orthography, Pen
manship and Pedagogy will be free to
all who aro teaching or preparing to
teach. Bringyour text-books with you.
Those who wish to secure boarding
are requested to write to Martin It. An
drews or W. W. Boyd of Mariotta.
The Normal. Institute will close with
an examination on Fjuday, August 28th
WANTED---A first-class man to
represent us in each township in the
county. v '
'A'fWt? w WiPivJw
vnn n himnfnllicf nr T.Auun.9 ;
A Full Line in Stock at
Lock Box A, '
Marietta P. O.