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THURSDAY. AUGUST 20. I896
Of the United States.
GAKRETT A. HOBAHT,
Of New Jersey.
Bepubllcan State Ticket.
For Secretary of State,
CHARLES KINNEY, of Scioto Co.
or Judge of the Supreme Court,
MARSHALL J. WILLIAMS, of Payette Co,
ror Food and Dairy Commissioner.
JOSEPH E. BLACKBURN, of Belmont Co,
For Member Board of Public Works,
FRANK A. HUFFMAN, of Van Wert Co.
T"or Circuit Judge, ., .
HIRAM L SIBLEY, of Washington Co
For Common Pleas Judge,
JOSEPH M. WOOD, of Athens Co.
ror Congress, Uth District,
H. n. VAN VOORHIS, of Muskintsum Co.
For Probate Judge,
TmaOSSh. MCCALLISTER, 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,
: The Republican Tarty stands :
for honest money and the chance
to earn it by honest toil. j
: WILLIAM MoKINLEY.
Distress (?) In Kansas.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug 17th.
Editor of the Leader:
This is going to be a great campaign
of education and enliffhtment There
is much said now, for effect and to
back up opinions, which are from
knowledge that isn't so. For instance,
we hear a great deal about the distress
in Kansas. It was my good fortune in
coming to this place, to find occupying
the section opposite me in the sleeper,
a gentleman from Kansas, recently
elected County Cleric at Abilene, by
J800 Populist majority, and a very
bright intelligent young man. He
said, "Don't make any mistake about
Kansas, we are not all poor out there,
tve have plenty of money. Why, there
were only 37 sales for taxes this year in
our county, the smallest number we
have ever had. The trouble in Kansas
is with the railroads. They discrimi
nate against our products. Our people
are an agricultural people, and what
we want is the Government control of
the railroads not their ownership so
that they shall make fair and equitable
rates for our produce to the markets.
Why, they charge us 7K cents a bushel
lor corn from Abilene to Kansas City ;
while it can bo sent from San Fran
cisco, overland to New York for'.tcenta
This is what the Populist party is fight
ing for. and we will win in Kansas.
Our neighbors in Colorado want free
silver, and we are going to help them
elect their Candidate voting for the
Democratic electors and the Demo
crats are going to vote for our state
ticket. The Populists are for sound
money and protection ; but we must
have relief from the high railroad rates.
We can raise corn at 18 cents, and
wheat for 35 cents, and make money, if
the railroads would only lower their
This statement was denied, the other
day, by a Democrat in Marietta, and
I write it for his information, and that
of others. On many farms in the West
wheat can be profitably raised for 30
cents a bushel.
It is amusing to hear the political dis
cussions going on all about you. To
hear some of these rampant silver men
talk, one would suppose there were
none other in the land. We have such
an one in our hotel. He scratched a
"Virginian yesterday, and behold, much
to his astonishment, he found a strong
sound money man and an ardent sup
porter of McKinley. He then tried
another, who proved to be superintend"
cnt of the Post Office at Baltimore, and
a Democrat. He found out that he, too,
was going to yote for McKinley. He
turned to tho writer to find again, to
his surprise, a strong McKinley man,
and befora he got through, he found
the majority of the guests, both Demo
crats and Republicans, strong sound
money men and intending to support
the Republican ticket One gentleman
told him "Business is quiet now in
Philadelphia, and will be till election,
and if your party wins, it will be quieter
Don't think for one moment that
everybody has gone crazy oyer free
silver and tho "pneumatic boy" from
Nebraska. In this crowded city, with
people from all over the land, you see
McKinley campaign buttons at every
turn. T. B, B.
POOR OLD UNCLE SAM.
AlmoBt Everybody Trios to Loot
Big Thieves and Llttlo Thieves by tho
Scoro Htoal Money from the Gov
ernment How They Work
Special Washington Letter.
Men who call thenusches respectable,
and who are sometimes called honor
able, often try to loot the national trens
iry; and they do not seem to have any
twangs of conscience.
The protection afforded the treasury
by the senators and representatives in
congress, and particularly the chair
men of tlie committees on appropria
tions, guarantees safety of the public
funds. There arc more honest men
than dishonest men in congress; orclsc
thej nro compelled to bo good for fear
of consequences. It is most likely that
their moral sense, in a majority of cases,
is welldeveloped, for appropriations are
carefully (scanned before being passed
in committee, or in the forum of de
bate. President Cleveland, however, found
it necessary to veto the river and har
bor appropriation bill, and also tho
general deficiency bill. There was an
immense amount of jobbery in tho
river and harbor bill, but nearly every
member of the house of representatives
had a slice of the etcal, and hence the
bill was passed by a two-thirds major
ity oer the veto, and the money was
thus appropriated. Fortunately large
stuns are left to the discretion of tho
secretary of war for disbursement; and
the secretary is in no hurry to expend
the public funds needlessly.
Tho general deficiency bill contained
itwo rank steals, and everybody in
Washington knew that the veto was
(right. The bill was killed by the veto,
and could not be passed by a two-thirds
vote, as the river and harbor bill had
been. Four years ago a certain sen
ator, who occupied a position of prom
inence and power, inserted an appro
priation of $1,500,000 for the French
spoliation claimants, as an amendment
,to the general deficiency bill. The bill
carried so many important items that
President Harrison did not veto it, and
hence the treasury was looted to that
amount. During the past session of
congress the same senator championed
the French spoliations claimants again,
in the secret of a committee room; but
did not do so on the floor of tho senate.
On the contrary, he intrusted the work
to unotht'r senator, who proposed tho
amendment providing $1,000,000 for
Trench spoliation claims, while tho
principal senator was absent from the
senate chamber for :i few minutes.
That enabled the chief manager to say,
if c er accused of jobbery: "Thou canst
not say I did it."
The same appropriation bill opened
the way for enormous appropriations
under what is known ns the Bowman
act. If the bill had become a law, there
would h,ic been fully $100,000,
000 drawn from the treasury in
side of ten years, for the payment of
obsolete and unworthy claims. But
the president vetoed the bill, and there
by rendered his country a great service.
Senators and representatives who voted
for the big steals referred to would not
listen to the demands of smaller nnd
more deserving claimants.
But not only during the sessions of
congi ess are the cormorants here. They
are with us all the time, trying nnd
scheming to get their hands into tho
treasury. There are schemers and plot
ters of every description, nnd notoneof.
them seems to think that it is wrong to
sw indie the federal go eminent.
Fifteen years ago appropriations wero
made for the purpose of constructing a
tunnel a mile long, to carry water to
a section of this city which was not well
supplied. The tunnel was constructed
under the direction of engineers of the
army, and when it was completed tho
nggrepate appropriations amounted to
nenxly $2,000,000. About ten years ago
the tunnel was ready for use, and be
fore turning the water into thl viaduct
the quartermaster general caused on
inspection, and ho made an honest re
port. Eiery'ocdy was amazed to learn
that the enormous sum of $2,000,000
had been actually thrown away. Tho
tunnel was useless, and liad been con
structed not for the purposo-of carry
ing water, but for the purpose, of rob
bing the government. Tho hole in the
ground was there, but tho brick work
lining was an awful botch. Common
plaster instead of cement had been
uted. Great holes above the brick work
were left unfilled; and-tho pressure of
water woidd have broken down tho
brick lining almost Immediately. The
contractors cared nothing for that
All they wanted was to have the tunnel
accepted by tho government, so thut
they could draw their final moneys
from the treasury, and get away from
Washington as soon as possible.
The tunnel is still there. It has
never been used, and It cannot bo used
without the expenditure of at least an
other million dollars. Moreover, other
appropriations might be misspent in
that same hole; and nobody seems to
be willing to take the responsibility of
recommending that the work be tnln
up and honestly completed.
That Is only a sample of tho methods
employed by unscrupulous men to get
money from the treasury without ren
dering nn equivalent for it We recent
ly have found another little steal going
on; nnd it Is of such a petty nature that
nobody would hae suspected it. We
are not surprised when wo sec men
reaching for hundreds of thousands or
millions; but we never expect men to
undertake little jobs for afew thousand
dollars. In other words, little thieves
do not abound among men who have
attained positions and secured recog
nition before tho executive depart
ments, or who hae the privilege of do
ing business on Capitol hill. The lost
discovery of corruption involves, pnly
the sum of $9,000; and out of tha tho
Contractor could not have made more
ONE WAY Or FUItNISHINO WATER.
than $4,000, although he might hae
made at least $1,000 if he hod done his
Opposite this city, on the Virginia
heights, there is a caalry post called
Fort Myer. It is near Arlington ceme
tery, and in plain iev of Washington.
For several years thero has been consid
erable comnlatntoonceTninn' thftrnwip-pr
supply oi water at Fort Myer, and a-.
rious plans have been considered for '
supplying a sufficient amount of water
for the comfort, convenience and heal 1 if
of the soldiers stationed there. The
prevailing impression was that a 'via
duct must be built to connect the fort
with the v ater supply of this city. In
accordance with this plan, nn appro
priation of $100,000 was made, anil the
secretary of war caused tho subject to
be investigated by his engineer officers,
who reported that a well ought to bo
sunk on tlie premises w hich would sup
ply sufficient water, nnd which would
cost not much less than the viaduct. It
was reported that a flow of 50,000 gal
lons per day would be ample, and surely
that amount could be procured by nn
artesian well. At any rate the effort
should be made.
lust at that juncture ex-Congressman
Levi Maish, of Pennsylvania, se
cured the contract for digging the well,
his compensation to be $S,06o, if ho
,could produce 50,000 gallons per day.
(Col. Maish hired a subcontractor in
Pennsylvania, brought him here and
set him to work. Three wells were dug,
tho first two being unsatisfactory. The
third well produced a flow of 00,000 gal
lons of pure water per day; and the
government chemist declared that the
water was absolutely pure. It was not a
spontaneous flow, but was forced up
with an eight-horse power pump. It
was thoroughly tested, and sure enough
C0,000 gallons per day were produced,
nnd the well was accepted, and the $3,
000 paid to the chief contrator.
The quartermaster general recently
caused the well to be carefully exam
ined, because it did not produce the
amount of water required. In fact when
the pump was worked and the water
used, it soon gave out Investigation
disclosed the fact that a four-inch terra
cotta pipe was connected with the well,
and ran down the hill side into a little
hook. A few hundred yards down tho
stream a dam had been constructed
which backed up the brook water, so
that it could be pumped up into the
,fort premises. But, as long as the wa
ter was merely pumped to show its
volume, it ran back into the little
stream; and thus a flow of 00,000 gal
lons per day could be kept up. The
same water was being pumped up over
and over again. There was no well at
all, and there never had been a well. It
was simply the dishonest practice of a
subcontractor who secured his money
and then disappeared.
Congress appropriated $100,000 to
provide a water supply for Fort Myer.
The sum of $3,000 has already been ex
pended and no result produced, so now
only $02,000 remain available for tho
purpose, and the soldiers at Fort Myer
must still go thirsty, or else pump up
water from their little brook until it
becomes exhausted, and it is not very
full of water during this heated season.
The ex-congressman xroposes to pay
back the $8,000, although he will be tho
loser of thatnmount, In addition to tho
money which he paid the swindling
subcontractor. The question is, how
will he get it back into tho treasury.
Under existing practices, tho "money
having been expended for the well, and
the treasury books showing that fact,
tho money can only be restored to tho
treasury as a part of the conscience
fund. It cannot be added to the appro
priation for Fort Myer's water sup
ply. It is of vast importance to everyone
in this country, that only honest men bo
sent to congress, and only honest men
be placed in high positions in tho na
tional capitol. It is important to tho
farmer, the miner, tho merchant, the
manufacturer, the prencher, the wife,
mother, daughter, son, and to the in
fant in arms, that this should be honest
ly and In truth a government of the peo
ple, for tho people nnd by the people,
SMITH D. FIlY.
It Makes Illm Ilottor.
A cycler is no cooler because he rides
wheel known a3 an "ice wagon."
THE GREAT CUSTARD.
It Uu neen Extinotln l!rKlaniffor Morn
-' ' Thau Fifty Voir.
The great bustard formerly haunt
ed all tho level counties of England,
and was particularly common on Salis
bury plain. From the reign of Henry
VIII. repeated rucosuici were passed
in order to pioteetit; and it Is express
ly included under the head of game in
the statute of the first year of the
reign of William IV.. wiiich codified nnd
reformed the laws telatlngtogame.The
close season for bustard shooting was
and is from the first of March totheflrst
of September. But the nntive busturd is
now extinct in England. The lost was
killed at Swnffham In Norfolk, In 1839.
Any that hne been shot since hnvo
leen merely casual visitors, probably
coming from the plains of Sitxony. The
causes of the disappearance of the bus
tard are, firstly, the sport they af
forded, for they were hunted with
greyhounds as well ns shot; secondly,
the increase in the amount of cultivated
land. Tills largest of European birds,
weighing as much as 30 pounds, could
no longer find any sufficient support
on the closely cropped plains of England.
Five' Stan Killed. '
Samsiiuiiy, N. C, Aug. 18. At Troy
Monday the boiler of Taft's sawmill ex
ploded, killing five men and injuring
four. Three of the killed arc Charles
Morris, Jim Capet and Samuel Ewing,
all white. Tho names of tho other
two and the four injured could not
be learned. Three of tho injured will
No State Ticket.
Atlanta, Go., Aug. 18. The repub
lican state central committee mot in
the state capitol Monday, with Col. A.
E. Buck, chairman, presiding. A reso
lution was adopted declaring it to bo
the sense of tlie committee that no
state ticket is to bo put out this year.
He Took Strychnine.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 18. Martin D.
Barnes, a prominent merchant, com
mitted suicide Monday evening by tak
ing a dose of strychnine at his home.
An ambulance was called, and the dy
ing man taken to the city hospital.
While on the way ho expired. No
cause is known for the deed.
O Id Poople.
Old people who require medicine to
regulate the bowels and kidneys will
find the true remedy in Electric Bit
ters. This medicine does not stiuulate
and contains no whiskey or other in
toxicant, but acts as a tonic and alter
ative. It acts mildly on the stomach
and bowels, adding strength and giv
ing tone to the organs, thereby aiding
Nature in the performance of the func
tions. Electric Bitters is an excellent
appetizer and aids digestion. Old peo
ple find it just exactly what they need.
Price fifty cents and $1.00 per bottle at
W. II. Styer's Drug Store.
First game. .
Cleveland .' 13
Cleveland .' 7
St. Louis 9
Brooklyn C 10
Chicago '.. 5
W L Pr.
Cincinnati O'J SO 007
Baltimore 08 30 004
Cleveland 01 37 022
Chicago 59. ...43 578
Pittsburg 55 43 561
Boston 53 45 541
Brooklyn ."45 53. ,e. . . .459
Philadelphia 44 54 449
New York 44 50 440
Washington 30 01 371
St. Louis 30 00 313
Louisville 24 70 255
R. C. Joiner, Allen P. O., Hillsdale
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rheumatism such quick relief as Dr.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil."
Why continue to pass your nights in
scratching, and your days in misery?
Doan's Ointment brings instant relief,
and permanently cures eyen the worst
cases of Itching Piles. It never falls.
Every day symptoms of digestivo dis
orders acid stomach, distress after eat
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heavy feeling Burdock Blood Bitters
never fails to correct any troubles of
In magnificent utterance Bourke
Cockran, Democrat, of New York laid
down tho lines for voters to follow this
Fall. Dispassionately, ho told tho 18,
000 people assembled his views ; paric
ulary did he plainly put tho monoy
question, showing up and making plain
tho glaring and delusive falsities hold
out by the Frco Silverites.
we uner You a ,
REA1EDY Which (
INSURES Safety '
of Life to Mather '
Robs Confinement of Its Pain, Horror and Risk.
Mv wife used "lIOTIIEIlKntrKKn Iw.
1 foro birth of her first child, she did not
suffer from CIUJIl'S or l'AINS was quickly
l relieved at tho critical hour suffering hut
, little she bad no pains afterward and ber
recovery was rapid.
i E. E. Johnston, Eufaulo, Ala.
i fipnt bv Mall or Excress. on rncelnt nt
price, 91.00 per bottle. Book "To Moth
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your dollars just to get rid of them, make them
make you BETTER OFF. We INVITE inspection and
comparison. In the first place we buy only the BEST goods,
(best colors, best materials and best made,) then by paying
SPOT CASH for ail merchandise that comes into our store we
are enabled to get the very lowest prices and largest discounts,
ail of which Is the customer's benefit. We are after your
trade this season and if good goods, low prices and honest fair
dealing will be any inducement we are sure to get it. No fake
sales and no deception here ! New goods coming in every
day, all the very 'latest,' bought for cash we'll sell at very low
prices Jbr CASH. Try us next time ! I
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The' Old IRelialole Cash. Clothiers.
Shirt Waists and
At one-half value. Very pretty styles, and
just what you need this hot weather. Come
quick before they are
1 68 Front Street,
Colonial Book Store!
Summer - ew Hammocks
Goods Sets, P"ce h!8 keen reduced and they go cheap.
A D l Something of real merit, low price, and selling very
rt aneis rapidiy.
Stereoscopic '-They are high
VIGWS 111 ovor uio wonu.
A few more McKinley Tops.
1 53 Colonial Block, Front St.
J. E. VANDERVOORT.
Prepare for the Fruit Season I
Now is tho time you will be wanting Fruit Jars, and we have thorn
in abundance, at most reasonable prices. Call in early, so that when
you aro in tho midst of putting up fruit your jars will be at hand.
MRS. CHAS. W. HOLZ, 286 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio
DO YOU EAT BREAD?
Jacob Pfaff's Is unexcelled, as are
also his Cakes and Ices. Finest
Nearjolltan Ice Cream that can be
made. Particular and personal at,
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receptions, weddlnss or public din
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j To make room for an- H
5a yi. other carload to arrive h
M H. in ten days wo will sell k,
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3 H Now is your chance. r-
lp F. H. Dutton & Son., Sj
S CQ 515 Fourth street. n
I EXPRESS WAGONS
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The filtering medium used in this filter is
a natural stone tube. The capacity of the
No. 1 filter is about three gallons' per hour.
Tlie construction is vejpr simple. TJio stone is secured to tho base
by a rod passing through it, giving it strength And stability. This
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and a small number of Croquet
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