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MARIETTA DAILY IJEADER.
VOL. II. NO. 211
MARIETTA, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1896.
PRICE ONE CENT
The Powder House at Hercules
Station, Cal., Wrecked. '
Four White Men and Eight Chinamen
. Rlnwn f-n Atnmc "-
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Fifteen Chinamen Wore Mora or I. cm horl
oaily Injured, Some of Wlio'iu Witt I)b:'
The Loss to the Company Will"'
Amount to About 8200,1)00.
San FitANCisco, Sept. 2. Uy an ex
plosion In the drying1 house of the Cal
ifornia Powder Co., at Hercules Sta
tion, Cal., Tuesday afternoon, four
white men and eight Ctilnamen wero
blown toutoms. A number of white men
are reported missing. Fifteen China
men were more or less serloubly injur
ed, and it Is believed that borao of them
will die. The white men killed:
James McNulty, foreman of the mix
W. W. Crater, fireman of the pack
Manuel Garcia, assistant general en
gineer. John Frietas, laborer.
The explosion set fire to the little
town of Itodeo and great damage was
done. The nitro-glycerln plant of the
powder company, valued at 850,000, was
totally destroyed, as" were a number of
other buildings in the vicinity. The
loss on explosives will be heavy. Tel
egraph and telephone communication
with Rodeo is prostrated and details
are not to hand.
Later advices from Hercules station
states that the Arc has been checked in
Rodeo without serious loss. After tho
first explosion burning acid communi
cated tho flames to the neighboring
buildings of the powder works, which
were destroyed, excepting tho packing
house. The total loss to tho company
will reaeh 200,000.
A list of tho injured, most whom are
Chinese, can not be obtained at this
hour. It is known, however, that the
fatalities are confined to tho IS men al
ready mentioned. A second series of
miner explosions occurred later in tho
evening and a few workmen wero
slightly injured by flying; d,cbris.
Uias Gooll-Hy to St. Louis.
St. Louis, .Sept. 2. At 3 o'clock Tues
day Secretary of the Interior David R.
Francis bade farewell to St Louis and
departed by tho fast mail train for
ine uoia Reserve.
Washington, Sept. 2. The treasury
gold reserve at the close of buslncsa
Tucsduy stood at 103,770,573. The
day's withdrawals at New York were
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Indianapolis, Ind., Sept 2. In tho
Wisconsin headquarters in the Dcnlson
house Tuesday night a number of tho
Kentucky delegation escorted Gen.
Buckner to call upon Gen. Bragg. Tho
two veterans met face to face for tho
first time glneo thoy hud fought upon
opposite sides In tho civil war, but
each had lorig since conceived for 'the
other th6 warm admtratlon-that cour
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duce them, Gen. Bragg advanced with
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wo do now."
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ing the proffered hand. "We do now,
but I have seen the time when I should
not have liked to be so closo to you."
"And I havo seen tho time when I
was nearly as close and would have
much proferrcd to bo further away,"
returned Gen. Bragg. "But those
times are long past. Wo nro together
now and I hope it may always bo so."
And the two white-haired vctorans
shook hands again. A touch of humor
broko tho pathos of the meeting.
Effected In the Supreme Lodge, Knights
of Pythias, on tho Suicide, Death Bene
Cleveland, O., Sept 2. The morn
ing session of tho supremo lodge IC. of
K. was the warmest of the convention.
The report of the board of
control, uniform rank, recom
mended that suicides be debarred
from all death benefits, if death occurs
within a period of five years after
joining the order, aroused a strong
opposition. A compromise was effected
whereby tho heirs of suicides will bo
settled with on the graduation' system
of life expectation as used by tho
American Board of UnderwritersThus,
if a man enters tho order and is classed
with 20 years expectation of life, he
will receive one-fourth of the benefit if
he commits suicide when ho has been
five years in the order.
Cablegram From Watterson.
Indianapolis. Sept. 2. The follow
ing cablegram was received Wednes
day afternoon from Henry Watterson:
"Geneva, Switzerland. Sept 2, via Ca
lais. W. 15. Haldeman, Indianapolis,
Ind.: Another ttukot our only hope.
No compromise with dishonor. Stand
firm. Henry Watterson."
Boy Missing From Home.
Jackson, O., Sept. 2. Charley Walk
er, aged 13 years, has been missing
from home sinco a week ago last Mon
day. No clew whatever has been ob
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Old P. O. Building
ALL FOR GOLD.
Convention Called to Order by
Ex-Gov. Flower, of New York, Elected
as Temporary Chairman.
The Window Shades ot "Old Gold." and
Twigs "of Golden Rod Makes tho Char
actor of tho Meeting Plain Cheers
for President Cleveland.
Indianapolis, Ind, Sopt 2. Tho national
convention of the gold democrats was called
to order In Tomlinson hall shortly attor noon
Wednesday by Senator Palmer with tho re
mark: "Ibis ts the first national convention
hold In lEDa"
Hanging high over tho platform was the
United States coat ot arms, with tho eagle
dono In gold. To tho right of this were like
nesses of Jefferson, Jackson and ez-Senatoi
McDonald, and to the left pl:turcs of Cleve
land, Hendricks and Tlldcn Tho appearance
of tho hall was, on tho whole, attractive.
BENATOIt JOICT It. TALMED,
There was much applause as various prom
inent democrats entered the hall and took
their scats with tbelr delegations. Among
thoso specially honored wero lluckncr and
Breckinridge, of Kentucky, but Senator
tfalmer, of Illinois, came In unnoticed and
took his Beat among tho delegates from his
A u hi to silk flap, on which was Imprinted a
likeness of President Cleveland, with the
motto, 'Florida's candidate," was carried
through the hall by a colored man and was
All tho delegates wore.brlght-colored badges
on the lapels of their ooats, the prevailing hue
being golden yellow, and many of them had In
addition twigs of golden rod. Tho character
of the convention was asserted In unmis
takable embloms. Even the color of the win
dow shades was old gold.
Senator Palmer, who hid taken a seat on
the stage as temporary chairman, rose and
called tho convention to order.
Rov. John Hazen White, Episcopal bishop
ot the diocese of Indiana, then advanced to
the platform, and while tho audience rever
ently arose delivered the opening prayer.
Tho call for the convention was then read.
When the namo ot Cleveland was read In tho
call, In connection with tho names ot Jefferson
and Jc6ksoh. the members ot tho convintlou
arose and cheered.
The next business In order was declared to
bo the call of tho states In order to asoertaln
who wero present Most ot thorn reported
full delegations Montana reported a unani
mous delegation of one New York was
called amid great cheering and reported pres
ent 72 delegates and 72 alternates.
Ohio was cheered when Its name was called.
A full delegation for gold was reported. Utah
failed to respond
TEsiponAur ciiaiiimax flower.
Wisconsin reported a full delegation. "All
Democrats," the chairman said. At this
thore wero oheers. Tho call complete, shows
that 41 Htates ore represented. Territories
wore thon oalled Delegates from several an
snerod. Eight hundred and fifty delegates In
all wero found to be prciont
The report ot tho oxecutiva committee n as
read, and It was agreed that the convention
bo goyernod by tho rules of tho democratic
convention ot 1S92.
Tho announcement that ex-Gov. Dower, of
Now York, had been chosen for temporary
chairman was received with great cheering.
When he was conducted to tho chair nil the
delegates wero on ihelrJcet
When quiet had been restored the chairman
delivered a short addross. At the mention of
President Clo eland's name by Uov. rionor
tho delegates aroso and cheered heartily.
Then somoono asked: "What's tho mattor
with Clevoland?" and tho reply that "He's all
right I" came thundering bade.
At the closo of Chairman riowcrs' address
the states wore called for tho scloctton of
members of tho commltteccs on credential
rules and resolutions, and also vice presi
dents. Tho convention at 2. 10 took a roccss until 4
Tho convention reconvened at 4, S& At 1:30
the committee on credentials reported SJI
delogatea. representing 41 states and three
territories At 4:3-! the report ot tho commit
tee on credentials was agreed' to. Dr. Ever
ett, of Massachusetts, epoko pending tho re
port of the committee on credentials
Of Louisiana, Selected as Permanent
Chairman of tho Convention,
iNDlANAroLls, Ind., Sept. 2. The com
mltteo on permanent organization met
in the rooms of tho Calumot club at 3
p. m. J. C. Truclock, of New York,
was elected chairman and S, W.
Little, of tho Massachusetts del
gation, secretary of the dom
mittec. t The committee carried
out tho programme mapped out by tho
national committeo by selecting Sena
tor Donaldson Caffory, of Louisiana,
for permanent ch'ajrman of the con
vention. Thoy decided to recommend
tijat John R. Wilson, of Indiana, tho
temporary secretary, be mado perma
nent secretary with power to appoint
' assistants, and thut Walter Keaslcr, of
llndlanapolis, be made permaiietft scr-lYeant-at-arms.
Only One Spaniard Left to Tell tho Blory
lit thn lllitllo of llaynmo.
Key Wkst, Fla., Sept, 2. One of tho
bloodiest encounters of the Cuban war
occurred last 'J hursday near Bayamo,
where a body of Spanish troops was
ambushed, and, with one exception,
completely exterminated by 400 patri
ots, who formed a part of Gen. Habl's
According to advices received hero
the Spanish garrison had been shut up
in llayamo for several wcoks by the
patriots Provisions and ammunition
Weio scarce, and the commander ssnt
word to his superior ofllcor at Santiago
de Cuba that ho would be forced to
surrender Hayamo unless relief soon
Last week the Spanish commander
was notified that a convoy was on the
way to llayamo, and that he was in
structed to send out a detachment to
meet it. Accordingly 150 picked Span
ish troops, under Capt. Jose Perez,
wore ordered out to meet the convoy.
1 he Spaniards lelt on Thursday
morning, expecting to meet tho relief
train near Hayamo. They marched till
noon without meeting the convoy and
then halted for dinner. Itabi.who was
awaro of the movements of the Span
iards, dispatched 400 men to attack tho
company sent out from llayamo, while,
with his main body, he advanced to in
tercept the convoy.
These 400 men fell upon the Span
iards while tho latter wore at dinner.
The Spaniards were cbmplctely sur
prised, and were cut to pieces almost
before they were awaro of the enemy's
presence. The Cubans, after firing one
volley, rushed upon the Span lards with
their machetes, and two-thirds of thoso
killed wero hacked to pieces. Only one
of tho 150 escaped. lie was left for
dead, but revived, and. although hor
ribly wounded, mado his way back to
Uayarao and told the story of the
In tho meantime Gen. Ilabi, with his
main force, had captured the convoy,
which was accompanied by only a com
pany of Spanish volunteers, who sur
rendered when they saw they were
surrounded The convoy was very
valuable, the Cubans capturing 200,000
cartridges and 500 rifles, besides pro
visions, clothing and medical supplies.
Some Ideas WbUh&Iuy bo Adopted by tho
Sound Money Conventlou.
iMJiANAroi.is, Ind., Sept. 2. Two
proposed platforms, which it was be
lieved might form a conspicuous part
of the platform to be finally adopted
were rapidly disposed of Wednesday
morning. Mr. Perry Ilelmont, who
of tho easterners has been most ac
tivw, said Wednesday morning that
the statement that ho has prepared a
full draft of platform, was untrue
and that ho had simply draft
ed a financial plank relating to green
backs and national bankb which ho be
lieved tvould be Incorporated in tho
platform. Tho other talked-of plat
form, one prepared by Abram S.
Hewitt, of New York, was practically
repudiated by Mr. IJynum, who had
charge of it, before the sub-committee
of resolutions had ever met.
Mr. IJynum said that tho only part
of Mr. Hewitt's platform that would
be considered was that section defining
anarchy and socialism and proclaiming
Jhe ethics of tho country against it.
During tho morning Mr. Ilelmont gave
out tho statement: "I am urging the
adoption of a plank for tho retirement
of greenbacks and substituting a
sound banking currency in accord
ance with the Syracuso platform.
The purpose is to give greater bank
ing facilities to the people. I also
believe this to be the only way of per
manently rlddintr ourselves of tho ne
cessity of government bond syndicates.
Whether upon a gold or even upon a
silver basis, redemption of government
paper money might at any time make
such s3-ndicater, necessary. A silver
bond syndicate will be quito as objec
tionable ns u gold one."
A .Slick Thief Put a Watch Clinrui In
Ciiam.kstox, W. Va., Sept. 2. Two
well dressed strangers, with two wom
en, entered Porter's jewelry store Wed
nesday morning. After looking over
tho stock they loft, and a watch charm
was missing. Officer Cavln was noti
fied, and one of the men was found at
another jewelry store looking at
watches. When arrested he put the
charm in his mouth and swallowed it.
Two watchos, a revolver and $05 in
money wero found on h$ person. Ho
refused to give his namo of residence.
His companions could not be found.
They are believed to be professional
crooks who ere following Robinson's
l'Ho T.ltos Lost In u Hotel l'lre. ,
Van Clkek, Ont., Sept. 2. Tho Com
mercial hotel, owned 03' George Con
stantincau, was par'.ially destroyed by
firo and flvo persons were burned to
eath. They wero: Mary Loulso Yan
deau, Charity Vlllcnuvej Josophino
Deschamps, Mrs. T. Finn, and Miss K.
McLood. The fire broko out in the
kitchen and spread so rapidly that it
was impossible to make any attempt at
rescue. The loss on tho hotel is 810,
000; insurance 64,500.
no KiiffTheVrs License ltevoked.
Gallh'qlis, O., Sept 2. Inspectors
Maddey and Morgan Wednesday re
voked for life tho llcenso of Engineer
William Ward, charged with drunken
ness on the steamer Vesper whllo on
Davis' 'arrow Escape.
GALLirotisv O., Sept. 2, William
Davis narrowly escaped denth at tho
Epileptic hospital stono quarry. A
rock, weighing twoons fell 35 feet,
A cream of tartar Baking Powder. Highest
of all in leavening strength Lateit United
btatet Government Food Report.
ROYAL Bakino PowDun Co., 106 Wall StNV
tYaw and Interesting; Happenings Within
Anatomical Society of Cincinnati Adopt
the Colombia Colleen 1'Ian of Preserving
Cincinnati, Sept. 2. Tho Cincinnati
Anatomical socioty will establish a re
frigerator vault in the near future. Dr.
W. E. Lewis, secretary of tho society,
who has charge of all tho bodies dis
sected in Cincinnati, had a consultation
with Dr. N. P. Dandrldge several days
ago In regard to the matter. It was
agreed that to freeze tho bodies after
they had been in.eeted kept them in '
much better condition and made assur
ance doubly sure.
The idea Is to have a room fitted up
with pipes for ammonia, as in an ice
machine. The bodies aro to be put
into this and kept there till frozen
solid. They are then stacked up In a
chilled vault till needed la the dissect
ing rooms. At present tho bodies are
kept in salt brine, two bodies in a box.
The refrigerator plan is in operation
in Columbia college, New York.
tTlth u Message From Vim. J. Dryan to
the Democrats of IVest Virginia, Re
leased at CnlnxnbiM.
Coi.ujiuus, O., Sept. 2. At the re
quest of H. E. Ulaney, a fancier of
Grafton, W. Va,, three carrier pigeons
were released from tho roof of the
Chittenden hotel at 0 a. m. Wednesday,
with a message from Wm. J. Bryan to
tho democrats of West Virginia. Tho
following is tho message:
To the Democracy of West Virginia:
May your efforts In behalf of free
silver bo as untiring as the pigeon's
wing and the spread of silver senti
ment among the people of your state
as rapid as tho flight of the carrier of
this. Wm. J. Bryan.
Midnight Murder at Sandusky.
Sanduskv. O., Sept. 2. At 1 o'clock
Tuesday morning Fred Strobcl was
fcund with two gashes in his throat,
lying in the rear of Tred Foster's sa
loon on Meigs street. Tho hangers-on
at the saloon heard a commotion in the
back yard and ont out to ascertain
the trouble. They found Fred Strobel
lying in a pofll of blood near the door
step and another man running down
the street. Strobcl died at the police
btatloa shortly afterward tt Ithout mak
ing a statement. Fred Dunn is ac
cused of the murder and is missing.
Columbus Coal ur.
Coi.umuus, O., Sept. 2. Tho retail
coal dealers of this city sprang a great
surprise upon tho public Tuesday
morning by announcing a reduction in
the price of lump coal from $2.23 to
81. 4U a ton. Some of the dealers were
very reticent as to tho cause of the re
duction, but others stated that it origi
nated in a cut-rate war hich had been
raging for several eeks between tho
C, S. & If. T. and O. C. & Hocking Val
ley Kailroad Cos.
llryan nt ColuintiUK.
Coi.umuus, O., Sept. 2. Wm. J. Bryan
addressed a large gathering in the
btatehouse grounds, Tuesday night.
Allen W. Thurmansouf the "Old
Koman," presented the democratic
candidate to tho audience. John ,T.
Louz, democratic candidate) for con
gress, followed Mr. Bryan, and when
ho had concluded tho candidate and
his wife went to their hotel. Thoy
loft for Toledo at 7:15 Wedpcsday
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Iteturns Itecolictt Indicate That Grout,
for (Jorernor, Has a Plurality of 38,
757. Wmtk BiVEit Junction, Vt., Sept a
Returns received hero from 198 towns
give Grout, rep., 4C,2fe7; Jackson, dein.,
12,778; Battelle, pop., 584; Whlttomore,
pro., 495; Grout's plurality, 33,509; ma
jority, 32,429. Tho same towns in 1893
gave Fuller, rep., 30,400; Jackson, dom.,
10,070; all others, 1,309. The percent
age of republican gain appears to be
maintained and there is no question
whatever that the majority is larger
by 7,000 than ever before given.
St. Albans, Vt, Sept 2. According;
to the returns gathered here by tho
chairman of the republican committee,
with sis towns to hear from, Grout, re
publican for govornor, has a plurality
of 38,757. Tho missing towns in 1893
gave a republican plurality of 101, and
in 1894 a republican plurality of 225.
Democratic Lenders to Ilold a CoohcIL
Chicago, Sept 2. On Friday Wm.
J. Bryan will arrive here, and on Sat
urday will hold an important confer
ence with leaders of his party. Among
those who will be present are Senator
Teller, of Colorado; Gov. Altgeld, o
Illinois; Gov. Stone, of Missouri; Com
mitteemen Campau, of Michigan; John
son, of Kansas; Gahan, of Illinois, and
McConville, of Ohio. Secrotary Walsh,
will keep tab on the meeting.
Salisbury Will Go It Alone.
London, Sept 2. In official circles
here it is believed that tho marquis of
Salisbury has determined to pursue
his own course at Constantinople in
tho future and that he has given tho
British ambassador. Sir Philip Currle,
precise and significant instructions',
with greater powers, to command na
val aid in forcing tho demands of Great
tSS&ff" Greeting tn McKlnlcj.XSBHM
St. Aliians, Vt, Sept 2. At 1 o'clock
Wednesday morning Chairman Morrcll
sent the following message:
To Wm. McKinley, Canton, O.: Ver
mont, claiming the honor of making
possible your unanimous nomination,
to-day shows her fealty by a majority
of more than thirty-eight thousand,
tho largest over cast in tho state by
more than ten thousand.
Chairman State Committee.
Mnrdcrcr Kscnpcn In a hallhoat.
Sandusky, O., Sept. 2. The murder
er of Fred Strobel, who was stabbed la
death Tuesday, is Fred Dunn, a boon
companion, Dunn is missing. In tho
fight ho cut himself, and, by blood
spots, he has been traced by the po
lice. Ho took a small sailboat and es
caped. The police can not locate him,
and believe that he is in hiding with
friends or relatives.
Suli'Ulcd in a Cistern.
Cincinnati, Sept. 2. Elizabeth All
ien, aged 49 years, suicided by drown
ing herself in a cistern. Sho had
been missed snce Sunday. The neigh
bors say she had recently bad spells,
during which she had expressed a de
sire to die. Last February she took a
qunntity of paris green with suicidal
intent She was taken to the hospital,
where her life was saved.
To Guard Against l'olltlcal Coercion.
CoLUiuius, 0., Sept 2. A secret
meeting of labor leaders is reported to
have been held here to guard against
the coercion of uorkinginen by em
ployers in tho coming election. Men
of all parties wero present, but it was
agreed that their nnmes would not bo
.Stricken Whllo Treadling.
Lima, O., Sept. 2. I!cv. It. W. Wil
gus, pastor of the United Brethren
church, was suddenly stricken with
illness while in the act of rising to da
liver his sermon, and was removed to
his home, whore ho is in a critical con
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