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MARIETTA DALLY LEADER.
VOL. II. NO. 239
MARIETTA, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1896.
PRICE ONE CENT
THEATER FOE VETERANS
Latest Addition to the Boldlors
Homo at Waohlneton.
An Anocdoto of Andrew Jackson Why
He Wouldn't Cachlcr Old Cat.
Qtank Good Core Taken
of Old Soldiers.
Special Washington Letter.
Tho charges -were brief, but the testi
mony and finding of the? court covered
a number of "pages. Across tho' faco
of each page President Andrew Ja;k
sou wrote tho word "disapproved," nnd
returned tho coso to tho war depart
ment. Tho colonel was getting to be nn old
man. In common with the cpstom of
jthat day he was given to the excessive
use of liquor, and had been repeatedly
cautioned and reproved by the gen
eral commanding tho department- But
warnings and reproofs wcro of no avail,
and tlio old soldier was finally court
inartialcd. The general charge was "conduct un
becoming an officer and a gentleman,"
nnd tho specifications particularized
the times and occasions when tho vet
eran had offended becauso of his weak
ness in that ono particular. Ho was
never accused of disobedience of orders,
or of any other breach of discipline.
But, ns ho grew older, tho habit grew
stronger until ho was apparently un
able to control his appetite, and eo ho
was court-martialed. His defense was
well conducted, but ho was convicted
on every count, and tho findings of tho
court-martini wero approved by his im
mediate superior and forwarded to
Washington, where the senior general
of the army approved tliem, and tho
secretary of war forwarded tho en
tire case to tho white house for tho
approval of President. Jackson.
When tho papers were returned to
the war department, with tho emphatic
disapproval of tho president, there was
consternation in army circles, and tho
secretary of war went to tho white house
to protest. Ho said: "Mr. President,
:I renlizo that no ono has a right to
question your action In any case, for,
nnder tho constitution, you ore tho
commander in chief of the army and
navy. But oiler I had carefully ex
amined the case of Col. Blank, I ap
proved tho findings and forwarded tho
ease for your approval, and you have
not only disapproved of the. action at
the court but you have disapproved my
judgment, and written your disapproval
across every page, showing an emphatic
disregard of the action of the war de
partment, including your secretary of
war. I would like to know, if you do
not object, what reasons you had for
such action in this case."
Gen. Jackson replied : ".Of course. Hr.
As a rule, they are coined at iho United States Mints that is one
way. Another way is to MAKE DOLLARS BY SAVING, and that
is done bj buying your Clothing, Hats and Furnishings from
Men's Fashionable Fall Suitsl
thr oi 'Men's finely made all wool
XH II U Clay Worsted, Thibet and
yu,u Scotch, Single and Double
eKu f rr Men's flno Tailored Suits,
Of jL UU elegantly made nnd trim-
" med, comprising Diagon
al and Pin Cheek Worsteds, Fine Vicun
nas and Clioyiots.
Children'b all wool Blue Jor- jt e ujr
soy Suits, guuranteed fast !fl JJ
iitk "bix Children's very flno suits,
thil I ft double breasted, Sailor nnd.
Reefer suits, latobt fall
Men's Camel's hair, fleece lined ?f
and natural wool, fancy ribbed lln
In all colors. - U
We are the sole agents for the celebrated
Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers,
Cor. Front and Butler sis., Old.P. 0. Building
Secretary, you have no rlgihtto question
my notion in any case. But as you have
respectfully asked for my reason, I will
give it to you. The hnbitof strong drink
conies to nearly every man who servos
his country in actual warfare. Those
who escapo are exceptions to tho rule.
I am an old soldier myself, and am in
clined to look with great leniency upon
tho weaknesses of men whom I have
kn6wn as soldiers in actual field service.
Old Col. Blank served under mo in the
Seminole war and was with mo at New
Orleans. I saw him render servico of
such merit that his country ought
never to disgrace or degrade him. Con
sequently, so long as I am president,
I shall emphatically disapprove nny ef
fort which may be made to dismiss him
or any othcrr good soldier from the
army in disgrace. In fact, I believe that
a man who has risked his life repeatedly
OEN. DAVID STANLEY,
and rendered gallant service wlferc bul
lets and cannon balls wcro flying, has
earned a right to get as drunk as he
pleases. I will relieve Col. Blank of
duty, and havo him. placed on waiting or
ders." Andrew Jackson was an extreme man.
Ho hated his enemies, and he hated the
enemies of his country. Ho loved his
friends, and he loved oil of his old
soldiers. He would defend them, even
when they wero wrong. That Is to say,
he would protect them, and moko all
charitable allowances for them. It was
tho intensity of his radical nature which
led him to say that a gallant soldier on
tho battlefield earned tho right to get
drunk. Very few would agree with him
in this day and age, when the temper
ance sentiment is overspreading the
In those days pensions were not lib
erally bestowed, and the old soldiers,
in times of peace, were kept on the pay
roll and cared for as though on actual
duty. Nowadays things are different.
Disabled soldiers receive pensions, and
old soldiers who are unable to care
for themselves are given food, shelter
and raiment .in...thc soldiers' homes.
Men's Fine Business and
I Fine Business and t?a e rr
and Check Chovi- Y v,vw
ots, Unfinished Worsteds and Scotches,
raadouptn ily front sack coat and vest.
At this price wo will sell &- -
you Men's Suits, which XI Q II (J
are equal In every respect "
to a tailor mado Suit Beautifully lined
and trimmed and perfect fitting.
Children's double breasted, fhry i(,
nil wool suits, well mado in Jta J i
nobby patterns. M'&'Wll1
tr tg Children's very fine kneo
uiJ UU Pant suits; maild of import
er"" ed woolens of tho very
newest and nobbiest desicrns, best of
trimmings and workmanship.
Men's underwear, finest all bm
wool and Wrights Genuino JjfJ
Health underwear. mvj
The deserving officers of tile regular
army are pjaced on tho retired list, and
havo ample Incomes from tho govern
ment to support them.
No king, princo or potentate has a
better homo even in his prima than tho
old soldiers of the regular army have
'In tho national soldiers' home on the
heights north of the national capital.
Tho homo is situated in a park nearly
two miles square, nnd tho grounds nro
better kept and moro beautiful than
the grounds of tho king nnd emperors
of the mlddlo ages; and the home ltscll
is a perfect palace for the old cam
paigners. Visitors to this city always
dilvo thero and their trip through the
;park is always one of their most plcas
nnt memories of their sojourn here.
Tho veterans lounge about tho park
with their pipes, cigars or plugs of to
bacco in evidence, and they hae prac
tically nothing to do but eat, sleep and
take life easy until the close of thclt
careers. They havo a library, a chapel,
and n canteen. The electric cars now
run right to tho gates of the home,
nnd they do not have to trnrnp along the
dusty roads when they come to town.
On pension day, when the qunrterly
pensions nrc paid to the eterans, they
come to town and many of them in
dulge too freely in liquor nnd are
;taken to station houses nnd locked up
over night. The police court judge re-
SOLDIERS' HOME THEATER,
cently dismissed a couple of cases, of
this kind, saying: "The police of this
city know that these old soldiers are
not agabouds. They have a home, and
all of the policemen know where it is.
Any well-dressed department clerk
taken in an intoxicated condition will
be tent to his home iu a cab. Here
after I wish that when these old sol
diers fall by the wayside the policeman
discovering them would call an am
bulance and send them to their home."
That is good common sense, and
emanates from a spirit of charitable
ness somewhatlike the spirit which ani
,mated Andrew Jackson when he stood
between Ills old comrade and dismissal
from the army. There is no reason
why these old soldiers who have this
weakness should be locked up atid
dragged before a police court, when
our dudes and Iordlings are tendeily
Everything that can be done is being
done to add to tho attractions of tho
soldiers' home, and now they oro to
have n theater for the purposo of keep
ing them home and amusing them sit
night. The building is of marble ex
terior and is almost completed. It is
next to the library building, and oppo
site to Scott hall, n building named
after Gen. Winfield Scott, the founder
of the home.
The new theater will be spacious
enough for the purpose indicated. It
is 125 feet long from front door to tear
of stage, and is 67 feet wide. The foun
dations are of granite surmounted by
roughly finished sandstone, and the
entire building faced with Vermont
white mnrblc from Senator Tractor's
quarries. The main entrance is to be an
ornamental archway and portico of
The stage is to be GO feet wide and 25
deep, with a proscenium opening of .'J2
feet, allowing plenty of room in the
wings for stago apparatus. Inasmuch
as the stage is the most important fea
ture of any playhouse, it will be ob
served that the architect has devoted
an unusual amount of t-pnee to this
feature of the new theatei-. On the right
liand side of the proscenium on the
stage, an electrlq light switchboard is
to bo placed, and an operator at this
point will have charge of nil the lights
In the house, as well as on the htagc.
Handsome scenery of the "up-to-date"
ariety is being prepared, and every
thing correlative done to make this
theater for the old old!ers one of the
finest and most complete in the count jy.
Six dressing-rooms are being comfoit
nbl' fitted up for the convenience of the
actors, nnd they are all beneath the
stage. Stairways from the rear en
trance, and nlso from tho auditorium,
lend to thete dressingirooms, so tlint
they are quite accessible.
The old soldiers arc not to have the
privilege of hearing tbegreatesnctors
nnd actresses; at least not this year.
They do not go to theaters to criticise
or analyze the play, but to be enter
tained. Consequently, they will not
demand the finest elocutionary efforts.
Under the directions 'of Gen. David
Stanley, who has charge of the soldiers'
home, soma of the leading amateurs of
Washington, young men and women
who intend to make a profession of the
stage, hnvo organized what is known
as tho "Soldiers' Homo Dramatic com
pany," and they are rehearsing new
plays all the time, for the purposo of
giving the old soldiers plenty of enter
tainment next fall and winter. Wo
have several amateur dramatic com
panies in Washington, nearly all of them
being composed of high-school grad
uates. They are intelligent, ambitious,
energetic and capable. The old soldiers
Will wltnes some, superior perform
ances. There will be a good orchestra for the
new theater, and It wllL not cost any
thing, Tho regular soldiers home band,
which gives such exccllentopen air con
certs during the summer evenings that
hundreds of people go from this city to
hear them will form an orchestra, and
the performers on the stringed instru
ments are now making preparations
for their practice with the cornctists
and other members of the proposed
orchestra. Altogether this new theater
is to be a creditable affair, nnd will odd
much to the enjoyment of the veterans
who have served'their country, nnd who
nre; now pnsslng off of the stage of life,
nftcr hnving noted well their parts.
.v ., . SMITH D. TRY.
THE FARMER'S REAL GRIEVANCE
Not Lack of Monoy lint of Banking
rncllltlcK in Country Districts.
Why lias Canada no currency ques
tion, no cry for cheap money, and no
campaign ngninst gold? These arc
questions which Mr. Thomns 0. Shear
man answers very effectively in the
London Times of September 11.
Briefly fcunimarUed, Mr. Shearman's
explanation of tho discontent among
farmers, which has led to the ridicu
lous demand for free silver, Is that most
farmers in tho west nnd south aro de
prived of the benefits of banking facili
ties. They seldom sec or use a check
and are unaqualnted with the benefito
of banks nnd bank credits. For this
reason there is a grcnt scarcity of cur
rency in most rural districts. Tho
"country btore" supplies in part and In
a crude nnd costly vvny the credits
which tide many farmers over from
ono Ecason to another. Because of tho
great risk involved, the storekeeper,
by charging high prices for his goods
and by paying low prices for farm prod
ucts, really gets from'25 to 40 per cent
interest on the credits given to the
fanners. Of course, such interest eats
up all of the profits of a large class of
The country storekeeper really doesa
banking business in a clumsy and cost
ly way. Iiocal bonlcs, such us exist in
Canada, would furnish the farmers
with credits at about one-fourth the
cost of store credits. With such banks
I the farmers would sell their crops for
checks, deposit them In banks and take
up their discounted notes in this way.
The faimer knows nothing of this
method of conducting transactions, and
thinks that his needs can be supplied
only by making morf money cheaper
money, if necessary.
The farmers, therefore, make no
efforts to obtain better banking facili
ties. Instead, they work and vote
against banks and bonkers at every op
portunity. They tax money and other
loanable capital at two or 14 percent,
while demanding that interest be re
duced to two per cent. They thus drive
away the very money they nre m eager
to get. In some sections of the south it
is 50 or 75 miles to tho nearest bank.
They prohibit branch banks, such as ex
ist in Canadaand Scotland, to the great
advantage of remote country districts.
The farmere themselves are the great
est enemies to what Is most needed in
their communities first-class banks of
deposit and discount. Mr. Shearman
makes this point clear. Ho says that
Canadian farmers "have suffered from
the fall of prices and from every other
alleged result of the single gold stand
ard to the same extent as the farmers
south of them. Yet there is no bimetal
lic league in Canada, and the cry for
cheaper money is not heard. Canada
has not onty enough moneyto supply
all of her own wants, but also lends
such great amounts in the United States
that jealous American bankers some
times try to shut Canadian money
Mr. Shearman sees what too few
seem to see that the farmers have a
real monetary or currency grievance.
He has indicated what is probably the
only way of giving relief. He offers
something positive. That the farmers
are not willing to take the only remedy
for their ills and prefer tho quack free
silver and cheap money remedies only
prolongs their sufferings and makes a
rational solution of the money question
moio difficult and uncertain.
Tho SUvorlto Mronn; Mun.
Just watch tho great Mr.
$?o 5 nryau, tne bilver Snmson
i or the I'lattc, as lie performs
his world-renowned feat of
raising the bullion value of
silver from G7 cents to $1,29
per ounce with his big "free
silver" hammer. My, ain't
An Object Lesson lu feUvcr.
There is an American silver dollar
Thero are two Mexican dollars. Thero
Is moro sliver In each of them than in
tho American dollar. I bought both of
them for that. What is the reason?
The solo reason is that our dollar is a
limited coinage, backed by gold. Thero
is another coin. That is a French flve
frano piece. I paid 05 cents for that.
It carries a little less silver than the
American silrer dollar: France nnd
A eream of tartar Baiting Powder. Highest
01 all in leavening strength. Latest Vnttii
Malts Oovernmtnt Food Report.
Roval Baking Powoer CO., 106 Wall St.,M."V
tut! United Slates arc both gold stand
ard countries. They keep In circula
tion a thousand millions of sliver, nnd
Mexico nnd China and Jnpnn have not
got one dollar of gold in circulation.
The gold standard country can keep
silver in circulation. The silver stand
ard country can keep no gold. That
is the example of every nation to-day.
Gold all leaves the free coinage
country. Gold and silver both circu
late in the gold stnndard countries.
From a Speech by Senator Txdgc.
Demonetization of Silver.
Silver was not demonetized by a con
spiracy nor clandestinely; neither have
tho results been ns they nre claimed by
the free silver men.
Silver was demonetized by Great
Britain 100 years ago because it fluctu
ated, because two yardsticks of un
equal length or two bushels of chang
ing quantity is an nbsurdit-, an ob
stacle to business and commerce.
All the civilized nations have tried
tho samo experiment with the double
standard, have found it a delusion and
a snare and have come to the single
gold standard as a better thing.
The civilized world is now using
more silver, has sounder money and
lower interest than ever before in the
history of mankind.
The attempt to return to the double
standard is reactionary, illogical and
irrational and will not succeed. Revo
lutions go forward, not backward.
Madison (Ind.) Courier.
Iinnhcla nnd Dollars.
A great proportion of the American
people work for vv ages, salaries or other
Suppose these incomes were fixed in
bushels of grain so many bushels of
grain per day or per week.
Suppose it had been tho custom to
pay wages in wheat.
Suppose a change was made to corn
the number of bushels remaining the
Would not this reduce wages by just
tho difference between, the value of
wheat and corn?
Isn't this what would linppen if we
changed frsm tho present full dollar
standard to n depreciated standard?
Read bushels for dollars, nnd you
have the whole argument in a nuteflicll.
Why should any workingmnn, any
salaried person, anjone with a fixed
income, vote for a cheaper dollar any
more than he would vote to have his
wages paid in a cheaper grain? TS. Y.
The Bargain Connter Candidate.
"Some of the reports say that the
women went wild over Br3'an at differ
ent places along his route," remarked
the horse editor.
"That's natural," replied the snake
editor, "no is the bargain counter can
didate." "now so?"
"Ho vvauts to mark tho dollar down
to 53 cents." Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph.
"O to B" Notlilnff to Ate.
Bat How do you sthand on thesilver
Mike Me? Sixteen to v. an is nioi
I'at 'Tis, is It? Well, me laddybuck,
if you and the long phlskered cranks
win I'm thinking that by next winter
ivrybody'vs platform will be: "Nothing
to ate." Detroit.Tournal.
Hlcyclo Will Rout tho Tony.
A prominent Texas stockman says
that within 20 years the typical Texas
pony will be a bicycle. This is evolu
tion with a venceance.
8 Hit0 "0JvaSuSM3G.oi83fl5,3.oM5Mltt
u merwmr a or Mtm
Silver Gray Ribbed White Merino.
Heavy Jersey Ribbea Fleeced.
THREE KINDS The best values we f
could get to retail for
Shirt 50 Oents.
Star 'Glothiog Bouse.
T P. S Don't fail to see our lino of Mens' $10.0'0 suit? and
I $10.00 overcoats. Oan'tbebeat.
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Arrival and Departure of Trains.
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p. m., 7:00 p. m li :2S p. m.
AimrvB-8:05 a. m., 8:10 a. m 12:JS. p. tn iU
p. m., G:40,p. in., 8:55 p.m.
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.4.-1', 12:15 p m. 7:80 a. m
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"SIXTEEN TO ONE."
We'll coin tho silver wo have got and on
that wo can get.
We'll mako tho "dollar of our dads" a
hummer, you can bet.
Some say 'twill bust tho country, and the
devil be to pay.
"In God wo trust" we'll stamp on It, such
luck to lteep away.
"We're sllverltes, says I, says we, when all
Is said and done,
And we'll coin tho bloomln silver, boys.
At sixteen to one.
And, furthermore, to set tho pace and,
splto tho goldbug crew
And provo that we aro patriots and show
what vro can do,
We'll copper coin and placo tho stamp'upoix
our bloomln brass
(If wo have got no cents (sense) at all.
wo'vo got no end of brass).
So brassyltPs we are, says I. Just let no
mako tho mun.
And we'll coin our bloomln brass, ray boys.
At sixteen to ono.
And with tho Iron and steel we nnd wher
ever wo may rovo
We'll coin tho lucky horseshoe and tho old
cracked cooking stove.
And when we've cleaned theso scrap heaps
up, we'll turn ourselves about
And set the furnaces oblozo and run tho
pig Iron out.
Plgltes we'll be, says I, says we, and then
we'll havo some fun
As wo coin the bloomln pig Iron, boys.
At sixteen to one.
And thero Is paper, too, my boys, that may;
bo mado from rags;
Bo wo may coin our cast oft duds and havo
some royal Jags.
Of wood pulp, too, Is paper made; so we'U.
cut our forests down
And Into shady money make the shade
trees of our town.
We're pulpullsts or populists, and If you
want some mun
We'U stamp the bloomln paper, boys.
At sixteen to one.
With this "sound money" talk we hear
that now Is going round
We do agree at' least wo Uko -the very
namo of sound
And so we'll spout and shout, my boys, to
win tho voting herds
And fill them full of promises and words,
But words aro wind, and bo with wind,
when all Is said and done.
We'll liquidate our bloomln debts
At sixteen to one.
Nothing In It for Vt age-Earner.
Mr. Bryan has claimed that the freet
coinage of silver would benefit the work
ing people. How they would secure
anything from the free coinage of sil
ver he does not say, perhaps because he
does not know. It is certainly a deep
mystery. In no way that tho probable
course oE events can be forecasted can
any advantage for tho working people
be reasonably shown.
Everything that a man buys for con
sumption in the household would be
talsed in price. Would wages be in
creased in proportion ? It is not proba
ble that you would for years, if ever
As soon as it became apparent that the
free coinago of silver would bo under
taken prices would be advanced, but
wages would remain stationary until
employers could ascertain how they
would bo affected. With tho heavy
losses that many concerns would bo
compelled to meet through tho payment
of outstanding accounts nnd notes in
depreciated dollars, it is very probable
that the workingmnn would have to
wait a long time for his wages to be
rnised. In the Intervnl he would have
nmple opportunity' to realize tho stu
pendous folly of the United States coin
ing silver dollars at the rntio of sixteen
to one and debasing its money, the life
blood of commerce. Cordago Trade
Wlmt Do Von Do with DoUam?
Spend them. Do you wish to get as,
littlo or as much as possible for your
"What good will it do you to take in
twice as many dollars from other peo
ple if other people are to take twice
as many dollars from you?
There are two sides to the cheap dol
Drawers 50 Cents. I
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