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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER.!
'MARIETTA, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1896.
VOL. II. NO. 205
PRICE ONE CENT
At Goes Station, Near Xeniaj 0.,
Two Men Instantly Killed and Several
Others Seriously Injured.
The Explosion Is Supposed to Ilnvo Beou
Cnusetl From n Ppnrk From the Stroke
of n Hammer About 8,000 Founds
of Fonder Went Dp In Smoke.
Xenia, O., Aug. 20. A terrific ex
plosion occurred about 0:10 o'clock
Wednesday morning nt the Miami
Powder works, at Goes Station, 0.,four
miles north of hero. Frank Eich, of
Xcnia, and Silas Flgglns, of Goes Sta
tion, were instantly killed and several
other workmen seriously injured.
The explosion was the worst ever ex
perienced in this part of the country,
and property was damaged a mile
away,- whilo the explosion was felt for
The shock was felt at Yellow Springs
and Sprlngjlold, O. Tho darango to
property in the vicinity of the mills
will amount to many thousands.
The cause of the explosion lias not
Tho mills had been closed for somo
time and tho men wero at the dry
house, where tho explosion occurred,
making repairs. Both men wore mar
ried, and Figgins leaves besides, his
widow, two daughters, aged 14 and 10
years. The same house blew up 10 years
ago, killing three men. The shock was
distinctly felt here and the smoke
Yellow Springs, O., Aug. 20. An
awful explosion occurred in the direc
tion of the powder mills at Goes Wed
nesday morning. Many windows were
broken hero, four miles away. The
jar felt like an earthquake.
The explosion is supposed to have
been caused by a spark from tho stroko
of a hammer, and but very few frag
ments of Figgins' qr Etch's body can
be found. The dryhouse contained
8,000 pounds of powder.and nothing but
a hole about tho sizo of the building
tells where it stood. All the trees and
bushes in tho vicinity were stripped of
their limbs and foliage. Tho report
was heard in the adjoining towns,
where many windows were blown out.
Tho new opera house here was dam
aged, as well as other buildings. Tho
two men. killed were Jjifisscs.
Johnson Citv, Tenn., Aug. 20. Gus
sio Johnson, aged B5, of this city, was
struck by a train Wednesday morning
and instantly killed. Sho was deaf
and dumb. She was walking on tho
track and could not hear tho whistle.
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THE USURPING SULTAN
or Znnzlbar Trains Ills Gnns Upon the
Ilrltlsh Warship Fhllomal.
Zan7.iua.ti, Aug. 20. Shortly after
Said Kalid had seized the palaco and
proclaimed himself sultan Tuesday ho
was advised by tho British consul, in
tho interest of public order, to disarm
tho force of 700 Arkaris, whose assist
ance enabled bim to obtain possession
of iho palace. The usurping sultan re
fused to accept this advice, and the
guns in tho palace squaro arc trained
upon iho British warships Philomel,
Thrush and Sparrow, which arc lying
in tho harbor. The warships are
awaiting orders which will determine
their course of action.
Two Assignments nt Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Aug. 20. Paul T.
Brdwn, trading as J. W. Brown & Co.,
wholesale grocers, has mado an assign
ment Tho failuro was due to the
tightness of tho money market. Tho
liabilities will exceed 100,000. As
sets not stated. R. J. Alien, Son & Co.,
dealers in china and oils, also assigned.
Liabilities and assets are not known.
Stringency in the money market caused
Elected Delegates to tho Indianapolis
Knoxville, Tonn., Aug. 20. Tho na
tional democrats of the Second con
gressional district of Tennessee met in
convention. Resolutions were adopted
declaring for sound money and indors
ing tho calling of tho Indianapolis con
vention to which ten delegates wero
elected. Delegates were in the conven
tion from six of the eleven counties in
Drowned In n Water llacket.
PlTTSltUHOH, Pa., Aug. 20. A 13
months' old son of John Moeller, of
West View, a suburb of Allegheny, was
drowned in a bucket during tho brief
absence of tho child's mother from the
kitchen. The bucket, half filled with
water, was on the floor. When Mrs.
Mollcr returned tho baby was 'stand
ing on its head in the water. Every
effort to restore life proved unavail
ing. Freleht Train Wrecked.
Itheca, Mich., Aug. 20. The regular
freight on the Ann Arbor R. R. going
south, was wrecked about three miles
I north of hero at 0 o'clock Wednesday
morning. Conductor Hamilton, of Mt
Pleasant, Brakeman C. Hall, of Mt.
Pleasant,and F. Brown were badly in
jured. The wreck was caused by a car
leaving tho track when the train was
running about 20 nines an hour.
Utica, N. Y., Aug. 20. Wm. J. Bry
an ended a three hours' journey from
Albany to Utiea at 11:20 o'clock Tues
day night. Mayor Gibson presented
him to the crowd. Whilo he was speak
ing part of tho platform fell carrying a
score of people with it. Several men
wero slightly injured.
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During the Week Much Needed
Rains Have Fallen
Over Portions of Western Gulf States,
Partially Relieving Drought.
Excellent (IrowlnR Weather In Kentucky
Tobnccii Worms Disappearing Corn
Maturing In Indiana Potatoes Gen
erally Good In Ohio.
Chicago, Aug. 20. The reports as to
the condition of the crops throughout
the country and tho general effect of
tho weather on the cultivation, growth
and harvest of same wero Tuesday
made by the directors of tho several
climate and crop sections. The reports
received at Chicago wero as follows:
Much needed rains havo fallen dur
ing the week over portions of tho west
ern gulf states, partially relieving tho
droughty conditions which havo pre
vailed in thatsoction.
While excessive heat has retarded
work in some of the southern states it
has been too cool for best results in
the lake region and upper Mississippi
valley. The weather conditions of tho
past week have been favorable for cot
ton picking which has progressed rap
idly except whero retarded by exces
sive heat. Much tobacco has been cut
and housed during the week and whilo
there is some complaint of unfavorable
curing in Kentucky, the general condi
tion of tho crdp is favorable.
Kentucky Excellent growing weath
er with normal sunshino and general
rains. All crops improved. Corn ad
vancing to maturity rapidly. Tobacco
worms are disappearing. Tobacco that
is housed is damaged by curing green.
Fall plowing has begun. Pastures im
proved; hemp cutting progressing; po
tatoes and cabbages poor; late peaches
better than early crop.
Indiana Cooler, heavy rain in local
ities. Corn is maturing rapidly
and some is nearly ready to cut. Much
tobacco housed; big yield of tomatoes;
millet cut; clover hulled; threshing
nearly all done; plowincr progressed;
peaches and grapes abundant; melons
Ohio Temperature and precipitation
deficient, plenty sunshine. Corn pros
pects first-class, and entire crop will
bo safe from frost in two weeks. To
badoo generally good and being housed.
Potatoes rotting somo but generally
fair. Fruit generally excellent, espe
cially apples, pears and grapes; peaches
rotting on trees. Threshing and plow
ing in progress and oats injured xf
Ontonagon, Mich., Almost Destroyed Cit
izens Obliged to riee for Their I.Hes.
Mai:qui;tti:, Mich., Aug. 20. Tho
village of Ontonagon, midway between
Houghton and Ashland on tho .south
shoro of Dako Superior, was almost
completely wiped out by fire Tjesday
evening. Forest fires havo been rag
ing in that section for several days and
great damage has been done to farm
property. Several small towus have
also suffered somewhat.
Tuesday's fire started in the brush
surrounding a swamp near tho out
skirts of Ontonagon and, fanned by a
high wind, soon reached tho town and
got beyond control. It isbelieed that
the greater part of the town is de
stroyed. If this proves to be true tho
loss will be very heavy.
The Diamond Match Co. has at On
tonagon a vast amount of finished lum
ber, two largo sawmills and a box fac
tory, the machinery in which is of an
extremely valuable pattern. Tho value
of their property is not less than S3,
000,000. Owing to the fact that tele
graphic communication is cut off, it is
impossible to' confirm early reports of
loss of life.
Reports from Ontonagon say that the
fire is spreading so rapidly that inhab
itants wero obliged to llee for their
lives. A relief train was sent out from
Rockland to carry the refugees out of
danger. Ontonagon has a population
of about 2,500.
burroundod by Porest Pins It and Other
IIuilLHY, Wis., Aug. 20. Forest fires
are burning ou all sides of this town;
also at Gile, three miles west of here.
A heavy gale is blowing, and it carries
sparks long distances, and it is hard to
tell what the consequences will be.
The town is well supplied with fire ap
paratus, and citizens are out in force,
and business is suspended for lire
fighting. Tho firo is now within tho
town limits, and has burned a few
small buildings. At this time it looks
as if tho firemen can control it enough
to mako tho town safe. The Montreal
River Lumber Co.'s mill is threatened,
but they will probably bo ablo to sava
Tho Cnnad lleiitfi the Vonedur.
Tor.KDO, O., Aug. 20. The Chicago
yacht Venedor was unmercifully beat
en by tho Canada in tho first, series of
yacht races for the international yacht
ing championship of the lakes on Lake
Erie off Toledo Tuesday. The do
minion yacht in a light breezo which
just enabled her to coyer the triangular
24-knot course within the required 0J
hour timo limit beat tho Venedor 15
minutes, 59 seconds actual time, and 22
minutes, 44" seconds corrected time.
' Kilw Yonr'DIa'mond Merchant Assigns.
Nnw Yoiik, Aug. 25. Julius U.
Lyon, diamond merchant of No. 20
Maiden Lane, assigned Wednesday.
Ho has been in business many years
and claimod capital ofJH0,0Q0.
Canada tvlns ine fceeonu Knee.
Toi.kpo, O,, Aug, 20. Canada in the
second international yacht rnco Wed
nesday boat tho Yoncedor by 28 seconds
with timo allowance.
D. D. WOODMANSEE
Elected President nf tho National I.eagno
of Republican Clubs Detroit the Next
Place of Mooting.
Miiavaukisk, Wis., Aug. 20. The
committeo to select time and placo for
holding tho next convention of Repub
lican League clubs by a vote of two to
one decided Wednesday morning that
D. V. WOODMANSIIE.
it should be held at Detroit in July,
1S97. Nashville was tho only active
competitor Detroit had for tho hour,
and it was handicapped by the fact
that it had once entertained the con
vention, and further that tho delegates
preferred a northern to a southern city
in the heated term. Hut three candi
dates for president remained in tho
field Tuesday morning Gordon, Mc
Alpin and Woodmansee.
D. D. Woodmansee, of Ohio, was
elocted president of the National
League Republican clubs.
No Nous of the Reportod I.os of the Ves
sel Has Reached t.Sn Xtity Department.
Washington, Aug. 20. No news of
the reported loss of the United States
cruiser Monocacy at Tien Tsin, China,
had reached the navy department in
any official form up to 1.45 p. m., but
navy officers expressed no surprise at
the rumor. The Monocacy is u third
rate cruiser of ancient construction, of
1,?70 tons displacement, and car
rying six guns in her main bat
tery. Her Hull is of iron, but so
worn by long service that for years the
navy officials have hesitated to movo
her, and havo just let her rest on the
mud of tho shallow Yueng Ling and
Peking rivers, fearful that if she float
ed into deep water she would go down.
No apprehensions are entertained that
any loss of life has attended tho re
ported; disaster, if disaster it can be
called. If such had been the case the
navy department would havo been
HILTON, HUGHES & CO.,
or New York, lull With Liabilities In
timated ntn Million and a llnlf Dollars.
Nkw York, Aug. 26. Hilton, Hughes
& Co., dry goods, 'failed Wednesday.
The immediate cause of tho failuro
is ascribed to tho fact tjiat tho firm
carried on its books over SI, 000,000
wortli of what are yet considered high
class accounts. These creditors are well
to do up town people, who make it a
point of settling their bills but once a
year. Recent pressure upon Hilton,
Hughes & Co., and their inability to
realize from outstanding accounts, pre
cipitated a crisis.
Tho liabilities are estimated all the
way from one million to ono million
and a half dollars. In March last the
firm, according to Jiradstreets, claimed
assets of S3,S0;),000 and liabilities of
1,230,000, leaving net assets of S2.13P.,
000. Henry Hilton, tho senior member of
the defunct firm, wasically tholegatco
of the millions left by A. T. Stewart.
When tho widow of tho great mer
chant passed away Hilton took charge
as owner of the vast estate Mrs.
Stewart left a few bequests to charity,
the residue going to Judge Hilton.
ON THE DECLINE.
Tho Treasury Gold ltescro Goes Don n to
8101,878,103 Imports I'rnm ISnrope.
Washington, Aug. 20. Tho treasury
gold resorvo declined Tuesday to $101,
bT2,403. Tho withdrawals at New
York wero S05,(00.
During tho past three weeks tho loss
of gold at San Francisco by tho re
demption of legal tenders has aggre
gated SV'00,000; but it is
believed tho movement there
has nearly spent its force. Tho
treasury was Tuesday informed that
arrangements for tho further Import of
gold from Europe to the extent of 8,1,
750,000 has been perfected. It is said
there isjjow on tho water bound for
tliis country 52,000,000 in gold and
treasury officials hopp this gold on its
arrival will soon find its way into the
Illinois Hound Money Democrats.
Chicago, Aug. 20. The sound money
democrats, in convention Tuesday,
nominated tho following state ticket:
Governor, Uen. John C. Black; lieuten
ant governor, Chester A. Babcock,
Quincy; secretary of state, Charles S.
Wiley, Coles county; auditor, Henry E.
W. ltrink, Washington county; treas
urer, Edw. Ridglcy, Springfield; attor
ney general, Hon. W. S. Forinan, Sf.
Clair; trustees of tho university of
Illinois, S. II. llusey, Champaign; C. E.
Babcock, Cook; August Niehaus, Pe
oria, lllaclt Nominated for Governor.
Sahatooa, N. Y Aug. 20. Frank S.
Mack, of Troy, was nominated for gov
ernor by tho republican stata conven
tion Wednesday on tho fourth ballot.
Tho nomination on motion was mado
unanimous. Mr. Black was escorted
to the platform and delivered a brief
speech of thanks.
A cream of tartar Halting Powder. Highest
of all in leavening strength. Latett Unitea
statet Government Food Report.
.Royal Baking powder Co., 108 Wall St.,N.Y
Niw and Interesting Happenings Within
The bupreinu l.odgfi Meet) at Clecland,
O. Iho Catholic and German Ritual
Ci.uvm.AMi, 0., Aug. 20. The su
preme lodge of the Knights of Pythias
mei in the new Pythian temple Tues
day morning. There was present 130
supremo tepresentatives and 25 past
supreme chancellors. Mayor McKis
son addressed the lodge and presented
the keys of tho city of Cleveland. Su
piemo Chancellor Richie accepted in a
happy speech. Tho annual report of
the supreme chancellor was then given
out. 'J he number of subordinate
lodges at the beginning of the jear aro
given as'0,404, an increase of 4U0 sinco
Deeutnber 31, lb03. 'ihe total member
ship of the order January 1 was 404,
!:VJ, an increase of 20,024 in the two
Regarding tho Catholic question, ho
said: "Our position is well defined, and
it is a matter to bo disposed of entirely
by the individual members who belong
to tin- Catholic church. The result of
thi.s no doubt has been a considerable
loss of membois lip. I have found in a
number of btatos where tho Catholic
membership was large that we have
been visibly all'octed b3" it. ISut no
member of this order should be cen
sured for following tho dictates of his
Thero is no equivocation in tho re
port ou (icrman ritual. IIo says "our
order stands for Americanism." It says
to those coming to pur country not
caring to know our language, not car
ing to observe our laws, not earing for
our customs, "thrice welcome will be
the speech that carries you back to the
land from whence you came."
Delegates to tho Ohio btato Convention
I'lnorn l'tislon With tho Democrats.
Si-l:i.vr.7ir.i.T, O., Aug. 20. Among
the advance guard of the delegates to
tho state convention of the populists,
thu sentiment for fusion with the dem
ocrats on the stale and electoral tick
ets is ery stioug. Thu committee
fiom tlie democratic state committee
mado known the terms of fusion which
the- uero authorized to make to a
number of the populist leuciois Tues
day night. They will give the popu
lists one of the places ou the state tick
et and four of the electois. This is
not satisfactory, ami it is believed that
a more liberal oiler will be made.
The middle-of-the-road populists
hae not yet arrived, however, and
when they do a different phase may bo
put on tho situation. It is safe to,say
that tho democrats will hae to con
cede at least two places on the state
ticket, and not less than six of the elec
tors to Watson to secure fusion. Tho
question will have to be fought out on
tho floor of the convention uo matter
wh.it agreement is made iu advauoewith
tho populist leaders. This light will
come off Thursday.
' -iJcstructite 1 Iro at Ch tttanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 20. Tho
Chattanooga Pulley Co.'s plant with
stables and several small buildings ad
joining, wero completely destroyed by
fire. Two firemen wore seriously in
jured, George M. Brown, captain of
company No. 3, suffering a broken arm
by falling from a lumber stack. Tho
loss will reach -50,000; insurance J9,-000.
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
n. & o. s.w.
Depart 0:00 a. m., 10:40 a. m., : :oo rm tilt I
p. m., cuup. ra., iiizsp. m. :
AnniVE-3:05 a. m., 8:10 a. m IS: 25, p. m ttM
p. m., u;t u, p. m., o:oo p. ra.
T. & O. C. EX.
2.to p. m., 9:00, 4:00 r.m1
4:4 12:15 p m. 7:30 a. ra I
C. &. H.
11:15 a. m.,T:05p.
Leave 0:20 a. m., 3:10 p.
arrive i 10:40a.m., 6:55 p.
O. R. 11. R. (Eastern Timo.)
South 9:34a.m.; 3:C3,7:83p.
Nomn 12:32,8:50 a. m.; 7:27 p.
And Kestorntlon of Old Wages Demanded
on tho Ohio Southern.
Lima, O., Aug. 20. A general strike 'I
is imminent along the Ohio Southern J
11 1 t.'l .1... 1 l !- l
laiuuau. iriiuu iiiu ruuu went imv
the hands of a receiver, a little over a
year ago, the company was indebted to
the men for two months' pay. Pre- I
vious to that time, when business on.
the road was dull, tho men submitted;
to a ten per cent, reduction in their
wages, the company promising to re
store their wages to tho original figure
as soon as tho business picked up, but
it has failed to do so. A committeo
representing the IJrothcrhood of Rail
way Conductors, tho Urotherhood o
Railway Engineers and the IJrothcr
hood af Railway Trainmen was hero
in consultation with tho officials, and
demanded tho restoration of the tea
per cent cut, and their salaries for
April and May of 1895.
Iden Indictment Papers Found.
Columdus, O., Aug. 20. The long
missing papers in the case of ex-Senator
George Iden, of Newark, who was
recently convicted of tho crime of leg
islative bribery, have been discovered.
About a monUi ago the original indict-
ment, affidavits and motion in the case
disappeared very mysteriously on the
day that Judge Pugh sentenced Sena
tors Abbott and Iden, each to two
years' imprisonment in tho peniten
tiary. They were found hidden in a.
file of old cases.
The Injuries IVcro Fatal.
Mt. Vekvon, O., Aug. 20. Willy, the
14-year-old son of I.yman Reslcy, a
druggist at Brick Haven, who fell from
the rear tender of an engine Monday
night, and had both legs amputated at
the knees, died Wednesday morning at
Took Paris Green.
Cincinnati, Aug. 20. Henry Flotten
horg, 23, who lived at 51'J West Liberty
street, died early Tuesday morning
from tho effects of a dose of paris
green, taken with suicidal intent. De
spondency tho cause.
The strike Is Oi cr.
Ci.nvr.i.ANn, O., Aug. 20. Tho lockcd
out men of the Brown Hoisting and
Conveying works have voted to return
to work, and the famous strike, pro
ductive of several battles and riots, is
Sawed Hlui In Two.
Sai.ini;vii.i.i:, O., Aug. 20. James
O'Connell fell over on the buz.5 saw of
his own sawmill Tuesday afternoon.
The saw entered his shoulder, coming
out at tho hip, severing his body
Hoy Cruslii d to Death.
KrjNT, Aug. 211. Horton, a four-year-old
son of Alvin Memmer, of Thorn
dyke, was crushed to death Tuesday.
He fell from a wagon, and a barrel of
cider rolled upon him.
Coal Dumper Killed.
Sti:cih:nvii.i.i:, O., Aug. 20. Frank
Tcnen, coal dumper at Dillon mines
JCo. 2, was instantly killed by a car
Tuesday morning while walking on
tho hio-H trestle.
Ironwood, Alien., hurroiimlcil by mantes.
lltoNWoon, Mich., Aug. 20. Ironwood
is completely surrouuded by forest
fires. Many houses on tho outskirts of
the city have already been damaged
and the fires aro gaining ground rapid
ly, A high wind is blowing and tho
wholo city is enveloped id dense smoke.
The fire department and every avail
able mun are fighting the flames, but
with poor success. No rain has fallen
here for six weeks and everything is
as dry as tinder and fdlls an easy prey
Dci-.ver ilotntni; vonipjuy ihi,'iiH.
DnNvnit, Col., Aug. 20. Tho Appel
Clothing Co, made an assignment Tues
day night. No statement of assets and.
liabilities is given out.
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