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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER.
MARIETTA, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1896.
YOL. II. NO. 204
PRICE ONE CENT
A Bicycle Relay Race Almost
Across the Continent. '
One of the Most Remarkable Feats
A Maid of Seven Years and Her Flve-Yenr-
Old Brother, on a Tandem. Start the
Examiner-Journal Race From San
Francisco to Now York.
San Francisco, Aug. 25. The most
remarkable feat ever attempted Jn con
nection with cycling, was inaugur
ated at noon Tuesday with the spectac
ular start from the business olllco of
the San Francisco Examiner, of the
first relay in tho Examiner-Journal
trans-continental bicycle relay ex
press.. Miss Ciothllde Devaney, a diminutive
maid of seven years, and her little
brother, aged five, tho most youthful
tandem team on record, will be tho
first couriers to receive from Col.
Shaftcr of the Presidio, tho morocco
pouch containing tho graven gold plate
addressed to tho commanding general
of lie department of tho cast, and a
letter from Postmaster McCoppin, of
San Francisco, to Postmaster Dayton,
of New York. The pouch also contains
a parchment prepared for thq signa
tures of tho various governors through
whoso states the couriers will pass.
These officials will bo in waiting at
convenient points on the route.
In Cleveland, O., Maj. McKinley will
place his autograph ' upon the parch
This undertaking is under the pa'
tronago of the United States author
ities, and tho couriers enjoy their pro
tcction. The relay is an official event
in a double sense, as both the army
and post office authorities have be
stowed upon it the seal of their ap
proval. The route selected is common'
ly called the northern route, and fol
lows tho line of the railroad through
NeVada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska,
Iowa, Illinois, Ohio and New xork.
Wife Murder and Snlctde.
Lowell, Mich., Aug. 25. Charles A.
Church, a member of the banking firm
of Church & Son, which failed Monday,
Tuesday morning shot and fatally in
jured his wife, Jennie, and then turned
the revolver on himself and fired a bul
let into his head with fatal results.
Deputy Sheriff Cowans, of Grand Rap
ids, was approaching Church's house to
serve a writ on that gentleman which
was' sworn out by the National City
.Hank of Grand llapids. Church saw
him coming. lie lo'cked tho doors of
the house and then seized a revolver
and shot his wife nnd then himself.
To Stem the Falls of Niagara
Would "be an easier task than to check the tide of universal confi
dence and ever-swelling public patronage bestowed upon
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We have secured the public confidence by deserving it. We retain
it by a display of practical appreciation.
School will soon commence and the boys will have to have an out
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Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers,
Oor. Front andButlor sts., v Old P. O. Building
At Work on the Revise Proof of Ills Let.
ter of Acceptance Oarrett A. Hobart In
Cantos, O., Aug. 25,Maj. McKln
loy was at work alt Tuesday morning
upon tho final revised proof of his let
ter of acceptance. He denied himself
to all callers and was toiling earnestly
with his long letter when a carriage
drove up and Garrett A. Hobart alight
ed with his letter of acceptance in his
Mr. riobart was not expected on so
early a train, and consequently there
was no one to meet him at the station.
He was accompanied to tho McKinley
rcsldenco by II. H. Kohlsaat, of Chica
go, whom the met on the train. Mr.
Hobart will not remain in Canton
longer than threo hours. He arrived
ut 10 o'clock. Maj. McKinley met him
at the door and took him into his study.
Tho lloor was covered with proof
sheets. The room looked like an edi
tor's sanctum, and Mr. Hobart laughing
at the confusion and evidence of the
hard work, said: "Slnco you're in tho
tcttter reading business, major, I've
brought you anotherrono to look over."
Tho two men bat down and Maj. Mc
Kinley read Mr. Hobart's letter and
discussed it with him. Mr. Hobart, in
turn, read Maj. McKinley's letter.
Each candidate expressed the highest
satisfaction with the other's letter of
acceptance. Maj. McKinley's letter
will make about 10,000 words and it
will be given to the public through tho
medium of the press on Thursday
morning. Mr. Hobart's letter will fol
low some days later.
To Examlne'T'ortaTn Medical Colleges.
Columbus, O., Aug. 25. A meeting of
the state board of medical examiners
and registrars has been called for
Tuesday afternoon to pass upon the
standing of certain medical colleges in
t Army Surgeon Dead.
Nouwai.k, 0., Aug. 25. Dr. A. N.
Read, aged 81, Norwalk's oldest physi
cian, died Monday night. During the
late war he had charge of the sanitary
commission of tho Army of tho Cum
berland. Minister's Itesldenco Itobbod.
Sandusky, O.. Aug. 25. The resi
dence of Uev. W. R. Sargent, of Oxford,
was burglarized and several wagon
loads of furniture stolen during the ab
senco of the family.
Georgetown Dry Goods Dealer Falls.
Georgetown, O , Aug. 25. Louis
Baer, dealer in dry goods and notions,
made an assignmen Monday to James
K. Glenn. Assots and liabilities un
known. Gas Inspector Fatally Injured.
Massili.on, O., Aug. 25, Richard
Carter, a gas tester at Minglewood
mine, was injured perhaps fatally by
an explosion of gas in the mine.
On the Pittsburgh and Western
Railroad at Valencia, Pa.
More Than a Score of Passengers In
jured, Many of Whom Will Die.
Two Freight Trains Come Together, and
Defore tho Passenger Could 11 o
Flagged It Plunges Into the
Wreck Lint nt the Injured.
I'lTTSiiuiioii, Pa., Aug. 23. Tho
through express train from Chicago, on
the Pittsburgh & Western railroad,
was wrecked at Valencia, a small sta
tion 20 miles west of here, at 11:30
o'clock Monday, and more than a score
of passengers were injured, four of
whom may die. Just before tho pas
senger train reached that place there
was a collision of freight trains which
threw u number of freight cars onto
the main track, and the express train,
coming along at the rate of SO miles an
hour, plunged into the wrecked freight
cars. Nearly every car of the express
was wrecked, and the escape of tho
passengers from instant death is re
markable. The following is a list of
Mrs. W. B. Marsh, aged GO years, of
Talmage, O., compound fracture of
the frontal bone, skull fractured, will
John Curry, aged 40 years, a farmer
of Pleasant Hill, Pa., lower jaw frac
tured, throat cut and scalp cut; will
Mrs. J. W. Morse, aged SO, of Lodi,
O., lower jaw, check bono and collar
bone fractured and wrist injured; re
Miss Maud Bennett, aged 10 years,
Allegheny, Pa., serious contusions, of
left temple, nose cut and bruised.
Mark liennctt, aged 11 years, same
address, head cut and face bruised.
alter Smith, aged 18 years, a news
agent of Akron, O., scalp wound.
Mrs. E. M. Cramer, aged 33, of Apol
lo, berious scalp wounds.
Belle Cramer, aged 11, head hurt and
may be injured internally.
Johnny Cramer, aged 8, slight scalp
Grant Culbcrt, Allegheny, Pa., right
forearm fractured, face and scalp
wounded. Ho was stealing a ride on
one of the freight trains.
D. 11. Schantz, a carpenter, of Har
mony, Pa., scalp wounds and spinal
cord injured; not serious.
G. D. Huston, telegraph operator of
New Castle, Pa., bad scalp wound and
burned on right arm.
E. .7. Smith, fireman, of Beaver Falls,
Pa., scalp wound and ankle sprained.
J. II. Weakening, telegraph opera
tor, of New Castle, Pa., leg bruised
and scalp wound.
Miss Jennie Smith, of Verona, Pa.,
face and head badly cut.
J. C. Miller, Hazlewood, Pa., engi
neer of Chicago express, legs badly
Z. L. Gray, express messenger, of
Allegheny, Pa., nose broken and hand
and wrist injured.
Dr. J. L. Tierncy, ot Sharpsburg,
Pa., serious scalp wound.
J. Edward Crill, baggagemastor of
Chicago express, side and face injured.
Mrs. C. F. Hyle. of Evans City, Pa.,
head badly cut and badly bruised.
J. W. McMillin, engineer, Bennett,
Pa., both feet crushed.
Charles Smith, fireman, of Bennott,
Pa., ankle sprained and head badly
The injured were brought to the Al
legheny general hospital by a special
Tho Chicago express train does not
stop at Valencia aud was running at
tho rate of about 40 miles on hour when
the engineer first discovered tho ob
struction on tho tracks.
The engineer reversed nnd applied
tho brakes, but, though the speed of
the express was diminished somen hat,
it struck tho freight cars on the main
track with frightful force, and freight
cars and engine rolled in a great 'mass
of torn wood and iron over an embank
ment into tho ditch below.'
The engineer and fireman of tho ex
press, when they saw that a collision
was inevitable, jumped and escaped
with severe injuries. Tho tender, mail,
express and passenger coaches piled up
over each other and rolled down tho
embankment on the wrecked engine
and freight cars. Clouds of steam and
smoke from tho disabled engine envel
oped the scene1 and added to tho dis
tress of the injured pinioned in tho
wreck, who feared the debris would
take fire and burn them alive.
Meanwhile those, of the express crew
nnd pabsengcr, who were not injured,
tho crew of the freight train and tho
peoplo of Valencia, who woro near at
hand when tho accident occurred,
rushed to tho aid of tho injured, and n
special train with surgeons was at once
dispatched from Allegheny to the scene
of tho wreck.
Don't Know Anything About It.
San Fhancisco, Aug. 23, Andrew
Furasoth, secretary of the Pacific
Coast Seaman's union, says that (he
dispatch from New York, stating that
a general btrike of Beamcn throughout
the wprld was contemplated, is wholly
untrue as regards American sailors.
Ho is entirrly ignorant of any such
movement and expresbes tho belief that
American seamen would not be affect
ed by strikes in Europe, were such to
Grayson County Teachers.
Lkitciifield, Ky., Aug. 25. Tho
Grayson County Teachers' institute
convened here with about 100 teachers
from this and adjoining counties Id, at
tondance, Pro'fi J, Ucwan Coyjo, of
this place, is tho instructor. The in
stitute is being held tn the M. E.
Klntb Annual Convention ot the National
League ut Milwaukee, Wis.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 23. The
ninth unnual convention of the Na
tion League of 'Republican clubs was
called to order at 11:15 a. m. Tuesday
by President McAlpin.
He introduced Rev. W. A. Hunsber
ger, pastor of (he Grand Avenue M. E.
church, who opened the proceedings
Addresses of welcome were made by
Mayor W. O. Rauschenberger, Irving
M. Beam, chairman of the local execu
tive committee in chargo of the con
vention, and Samuel A. Harper, presi
dent of tho Wisconsin state league.
D. D. Woodmansee, president of tho
Ohio State league, made a ringing re
sponse to the address of welcome. His
(illusion to tho title given to Bryan,
"The Hoy Orator of tho Platte,"' as be
ing peculiarly appropriate, "tho river
being 2,500 miles long and six inches
deep," was received with shouts of
Gen. McAlpin's address was devoted
mainly to the financial question.
'lhe convention is holding itb ses
sions in exposition hall which is hand
somely decorated, tho prevailing color
of the hangings being gold. Instead
of tho coats of arms the panels are
marked by immense reproductions of
the golden double eagle. The scheme
is quite effective.
On motion by Mr. Raymond, of Illi
nois, it was ordered that all resolutions
be referred without debate to the com
mittee on resolutions. A motion by
Mr. Higgins, of Indiana, was agreed to
directing tho secretary to bend a greet
ing tu Messrs. McKinley and Hobart,
pledging the bupport of tho league
clubs to the ticket nominated at St.
THE YACHT RACE.
Canada Leadi the Vencedor Tho Itaco
May Bo Declared Off on Account of No
Toledo, O , Aug. 25. Promptly at 11
o'clocic the starting gun was fired for
international yacht race.
Canada rounded second stake at 11:
50:10 with wind over her port beam.
Vencedor rounded stake at 11:57:40,
setting her balloon stay sail. The
wind has increased as tho boats bowl
along. On second leg up to over to
half the distance Canada maintains her
On the run down from the second
stake Canada was drawing away stead
ily from Vencedor as the wind had
again fallen and the yachts in the lat
ter half of the leg did little more than
drift. As they neared third stake Can
ada was leading by fully half a
mile. She rounded at 12:44:00 and
Vencedor 0 minutes and 20 seconds
later, at 12:5S:20.
Canada made a long and a short leg
of tho third run, while Vencedor held
on till 1:15 when she came about
on starboard tack. Then Vencedor
gained an eighth of a mile, doing bet
ter whidward work.
Wind has veered to southward. It
looks now as if tho race would again
be called off as the wind is fitful and
not promising. The big fleet of yachts
which left Toledo is scattered all over
the lake sailing aimlessly.
Stock Il.irn Ilurncd by Lightning.
PltovmENCE, Ivy., Aug. 23. The
stock born of Thomas Riggs, five miles
west of here, in Crittenden county, was
struck b3 lightning and was destroyed,
with its contents, except tho live stock,
which was rescued. The barn was one
of the best in Crittenden county, and
contained tho farm implements and
machinery, and a large quantity of
grain und hay. Mr. Uiggs' loss is esti
mated at S3.000.
l'lntt Withdraws From tho Ilace.
SAit.vroGA, N. Y., Aug. 25. Thomas
C. Piatt is out of it. The race for the
gubernatorial nomination is free for
all, and the convention itself will de
cide. Tuesday morning Mr. Piatt was
up bright and early and before going
to breakfast he sent word to George
W. Aldridgo and Ham Fish, tho two
leading candidates, that ho was abso
lutely out of it, and that it was a free
and open race for the others.
A Com let Escapes.
FitANhFOKT, Ky., Aug. 25. Ben Coop
er, an eight-year convict from Louis
ville, sent up in '03 under conviction
for manslaughter, made his escape from
the penitentiary Monday evening while
loading chairs into a car at Midland
depot. A posse was started lo pursuit.
He secured citizens clothes and left his
stripes in tho car.
Sultan ot Zanzibar Dead.
Washington, Aug. 25. The state de
partment lias received tho following
cablegram from Consul Mohuu at Zan
zibar, dated August 25: "The sultan
died at 11 o'clock this morning, Said
Alld holds the palace. Sailors and ma
rines landed. Rioting to-night 'eared."
They Quarreled )tr Cards.
Richmond, Ky., Aug. 25. In an al
tercation at Kirksvllle, eight miles
west of here, James Prowitt was seri
ously cut in the back by GeorgeJBurton
who In turn received a painful knife
thrust in tho left forearm. They had a
quarrel over cards.
Wayward Oirl Suicides.
Lkxinoton, Ky., Aug, 23. Annie
Cox, uged 20, member of a prominent
Madison county family, suicided by
talcing morphlno in a bagnio here Tues
day morning. She was a beautiful
woman, and had been 'hero but a short
New l'ost Office In Kentucky,
Washington, Aug, 25. A post oftlce
has been established at Goldbug, Whit
Ipy county, and John A. Ballard ap
Kcn.ucUy l'ost Office Discontinued.
Washington, Aug. 23. The post
oftlco at Alger, EfjtiU county, Ky.will
jo discontinued niter Septembor 15.
A cream of tartar Baking Powder. Highest
of all In leavening strength. Lattit United
Statet Government Food Report.
ItOTAI, BAEINQ POWDEB CO., lOOWall St ,N.V
Haw and Interesting Ilappenlnes Within
K. OF P. CONCLAVE.
Charges Will Ho Frof erred Against Chan
cellors Who Use tho Uerroau Hltnal.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 25. The Forest
city, the Pythian banner city of Ohio,
has been given over completely to the
Knights of Pythias for the national
conclave. Blue, orange and red, the
tri-eolored standard of the uniform
rank, is everywhere nnd the scarlet
flog with the white lily emblazoned
waes from every house top and flag
pole. The "Payne Pastures," compris
ing a tract of 30 acres in the heart of
the city, is a white city of 2,000 tents.
The camp is fitted with all tho conven
iences of a city. Including water and
electric lights. Eight thousand
uniformed knights are here and
it is bald that twenty thousand
men will line up in the great parade
Tuesday. The action of the Knights
of Pythias convention, which opens
Tuesday, with regard to the German
ritual, is nwaited with great interest.
Charges will be preferred against tho
chancellors of three lodges that used
the German ritual in violation of tho
i ule laid down by the bupremo lodge
some time ago. It is said the German
lodges will fight hard and some have
threatened to go to any extielne.
A Tnthcr nnd Son Meetn Horrible Death
in a Quarry at Trimble, O.
Athkns, O., Aug. 25. John Debbs
and his 14-year-old son met a horrible
death Monday while engaged at their
work. They were employed in a
stone quarry at Trimble blast
icg locks, and had prepared a
blast. The fuse burned down
apparently to the powder, but it did
not ignite, and, supposing it had
burned out, tho man and boy ap
proached the spot to replace it with
another. They had hardly reached the
hole before the powder exploded, blow
ing both into the air and tearing their
bodies into fragments.
Illlnd Asjlnui Awards.
Coi.tninus, O., Aug. 2. The trustees
of the blind asylum awarded to James
Westwater & Co., of Columbus, "tho
contract for building the water tower,
at a cost of $11,012.50. The coal con
tract for tho year was let ut the
unprecedentcdly low figure of SI. 12 per
ton for lump coal, Taylor & Williams,
of Columbus, being tliu successful bid
ders. John Van, of Cincinnati, got tho
contract for two ranges at a price of
&215. The fall term of school will open
on September J23.
Turnkey and Prisoner Fight.
East Livr.r.rooi., O., Aug. 25. A
telephone lineman named Moore was
arrested for disorderly conduct at
WclJbville. When Turnkey Mick at
tempted to put the fellow in his cell he
turned on Mick. The fight lasted ten
minutes. Mick was benten almost into
insensibility, and crawled out and se
cured help after putting his prisoner to
sleep by pounding his bead against tho
lllshop Watterson Injured.
Coi.umhus, O., Aug. 25. Bishop Wat
terbon Monday morning was descend
ing the stairway in his house when his
left knee, which has been giving him
trouble for somo time, gave way, nd,
in consequence, lie fell head foremost
down tho stops. His iujurics aro not
danecrous. but hro very painful. x'
r m h m
ur mens esacK uav
These Suits are Real Bargains. 5c
g Just in $2,000.00 worth of Mens' new f
Stock for fall will be almost
oepi. a, j ana , bee
THE STAR CLOTHING HOUSE 1 1
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
b. & o. s.w.
Dbpaut fl:00 a. m 10:10 a. m., ::00 rm ill
p. m., 7:00 p.m., 11:23 p.m.
Abiuve-3:05 a. m., 8:10 a. m 11:15, p. m., 4iM
p. m., 0:10, p. m , 8:55 p. m,
T. & O. C. EX.
Leave 2.10 p.m., 6:00,4:00 iv.ra
arrive 4:4f, uusp m. 7:80a.m
C. &. M.
Lbatx 6:25 a.m. l;Up.a
arrive mis a. m., T:os p. m
Leave e:20a.m., 8:40 p. a
arrivk 10:40 a.m., 6:55 p. ra
O. R. R. R. (Eastern Time )
Soutii 0:34a.m.; 8:C3. 7:33 p. m.
North 12.32, 3:50 a.m.; 7:27 p. m
Tho Much Heralded Wedding Takes 1'Iaco.
nt tho "Breakers," Newport.
Newport, It. I., Aug. 25. The longi
anticipated and much heralded wed
ding of Miss Gertrude Vanderbilt,
daughter of Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt;
and Mr. narry Payne Whitney, son of
Hon. Wm. C. Whitney, took place at
noon Tuesday at "The Breakers," tho
famous summer home of the New York;
millionaire. Owing to tho recent ill
oess of Mr. Vanderbilt the wedding;
was a family affair and not a social!
function. Half a hundred persons com
prised tho party which witnessed tbjs,
tying of the nuptial knot by Rev. Ilisli
op II, C. Potter, of New York, assisted
by Kev. G. T. McGill, of Trinity
church. The ceremony was performed
in the "gold" room, so called from itai
decorations, and from thero tho couple
stepped into the "grays" room, also or
the south sido of tho great structure,
where they received the congratulaW
tions of their friends.
A Hobo With Money.
Ravenna.O., Aug. 24. Benhoff New
man was one of a quartet of hobos who
were taken before Justice Beatty, on
the charge of having stolen rides on
Cleveland and Pittsburgh railroad
freights. Nearly S100 in bills of SIO
and 20 was found in his clothes. lie
paid his fine and that of his partner,
Carl Craven. The remainder of the
crowd was taken to the workhouse.
Keep Out or Tolltlcs.
Cincinnati, Aug. 25. Through a de
partment order received from Wash
ington by Kail way Wntl Superhilenaat
Holzapfcl railway mail -employes are
warned aot to talk on the political sit
uation, anil they aro forbidden to take
any active part in politics by attending
meetings, going to conventions as dele
gates, or making speeches at precinct,
ward or other gatherings.
To Issue Another Decree.
MAonil), Aug. 25. A dispatch from
Havana says that Capt. Gen. Weyler,
ha ing learned that a number of plant
ers in Cuba had made arrangements to
pay the insurgents certain sums of
money in order that they shall not be
interfered with in the work of gather
ing their cotton crop, is about to issue
a decree ordering a suspension of the
gathering of tho crop.
Dynamiter Whitehead Insane.
Skiubebekn, Ireland, Aug. 25. Al
bert George Whitehead, the Irish
American dynamiter, who has just
been released from Portland prison,
after serving 13 years of a sentence of
imprisonment for life, has become in
sane from the effects of his incarcer
ation, and it is believed that his condi
tion is hopeless.
ratal Hunting Trip.
Denver, Col., Aug. 25. J. F. H. Mc
Kibben, auditor of tho Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe system, was killed
near Newcastle, Col., Tuesday. Mr.
MeKibben was on a hunting trip, and,
while changing saddles, a pack-horse
fell on him.
l'raulc 11. Pnuthurd for Congress.
Zanksvii.i.e, O., Aug. 25. The dem
ocratic convention for the 15th Ohio
district met here Tues'day afternoon
and nominated Hon. Frank H. South
ard, of Muskingum county, for con
gress by acclamation. Gen. A. J. War
ner presided and delivered an uddress
on tho silver issue,
llarn und Contents llurned.
Wapakoneta, 0 Aug. 25. Tho barn
of Philip Helmlnger, six miles south
cast of here, was struck by lightning
and burned to tho ground, with 25 tons
of hay, 1,000 bushels of oats, 500 bush
els of wheat, corn, and all tho farming
machinery. Tho loss was 6(3,000, with
complete before Fair time
our line aunng tn lnur.
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