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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER
VOL. II. NO. 267
MARIETTA, OHIO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER, 10, 1896.
PRICE ONE CENT
of First Assistant Postmaster
Generaf Frank H.Jones.
Number of Presidential Post Offices
8,654, Salaries Being $6,208,000.
Rural Free Delivery Heine Tested In About
Thirty States 'Negotiations Pending
for an Kxchungo of Money, Orders
With Mexico Year's Estimates.
Washington, Nov. ft First Assist
ant Postmaster General Frank H.
Jones, in his annual report for tho fis
cal year ending June 30, 1800, states
that. there, has during tho tlmo been a
saving of 83,278,085, and also shows an
Improvement in the service of deliver
ing tho volumo of mall matter.
Tho number of presidential post of
fices is 8,054, tho salaries of tho post
masters being 0,203,000, and tho total
gross receipts from these offices were
Mr. Jones recommends that .17,000,
000 bo appropriated to compen
sate postmasters for tho next
fiscal year. He asks only
311,000,000 for clerk hire, a consider
able decrease in proportion to tho in
crease of clerks to bo employed. Ho
recommends that 875,000 bo appropri
ated for tho rental .and purchaso of
cancelling machines. Ho thinks 815,
000 a sufficient sum to cover
advertising expensos regarding un
claimed letters, and advocates tho
adoption of tho bulletin board
system In this matter. Ho recom
mends that ten inspectors bo assigned
to look after tho work in' tho salary
and allowance branch of tho service.
Frco delivery service has been estab
lished in 24 cities during tho year and
there aro now but 03 cntitlod to It, but
on account of tho exponse tho remaind
er could not be benefitted. Experi
mental free delivery in towns
and villages has shown a reduc
tion in gross receipts in a
majority of offices. By November 1
next rural free delivery will bo tested
in about thirty states. There was n
reduction of dismissals of letter car
riers, which evidences tho high stand
ard of discipline An estimated ex
penditure of 313,320,500 is mado on ac
count of fre"e delivery system for the
fiscal year 1807-08. Negotiations aro
now pending for an exchange of money
orders with Moxico.
Mr. Jones recommends that a pen
alty bo prescribed for tho unlawful
uso of tho frank of a member of con
gress, and suggests SS00 fine in each
case. Ho said the law was disregarded
during tho campaign just closed. Ho
asks legislation to do away with pri
vate post office boxes.
" " TITilou' by a Folding-lied.
Chicago, Nov. 9. Warren B. Mason,
a commercial traveler, died Monday
from the effects of his folding-bed
closing upon him. His back was
Two ways to make an overcoat a Right way and a Wrong
way. There is more than one way to make it wrong. One
is to have a cheap tailor make up a good piece of goods; an
other way is to have a good tailor makp up a poor piece of
goods. There is but ONE way to get up a GOOD overcoat,
and that is to have a good tailor make up a good piece of
goods, but if you go to a tailor, how are you going to tell
what you will get till you got il?' A good way to get a good
Overcoat is tb come where they are.
WE HAVE GOOD OVERCOATS !
They wore made by good tailors and wero mado RIGHT.
You can come hero and look at them, and if j ou don't
like them you "don't havo to" take any of them all you
are out is a LITTLE lime. When you go and get meas-
ured you aro out your time, ("in- a measuro") getting
measured; trying it on to see how it fits, and after that try
ing it on to havo tho mistako remedied.
At tho "BUCKEYE" you can get one that fits at first,
One of the swellest overcoats in Marietta is a blue or
black Kersey. WE HAVE TI3EM. They cost you $7.50,
$8, $9, $10. One of tho best VALUES in- overqoats that
was over shown is nur strictly all wool Keisey overcoats
in black, blue or orown at $0.00. Men have told us that
they don't see how we can do it. Didn't expect to a year
ago, but things are unsettled this year and MONEY talks.
Ering yours in and hear it.
Cor. Front and Butler sts,, - Old P. O. Building
Correspondence Hotween the Fresldent
nnU the Spanish Minister Jtoportocl.
Nkw Vonic, Nov. 0. -A Journal spe
cial from Washington says information
of tho most startling character regard
ing a correspondence betwoon Presi
dent Clevoland and tho Spanish minis
ter, Sonor Dupuy dc Lomo, concerning
tho futuro courso of this country to
ward Cuba, was curront horo Sunday.
It is said that a few days ago
tho president ,ln a semi-official
manner, sent to ascertain from tho
Spanish minister whother ho had any
Information that he might bo willing
to glvo rogarding tho futuro courao of
Spain toward tho insurgents in Cuba.
To this suggestion Sonor Dupuy do
Lomo is said to have Gent a reply in
which he assured tho president that
within 00 days from the date thereof,
November 1, Spain would have crushed
tho revolution or withdrawn her
troops from tho island. To
this astounding rejoinder, Prosident
Cleveland is said to have replied, on
tho following day, that ho would con
sider tho information imparted by tho
Spanish minister as sufficient to justify
this govornmont in dolaying any action
until tho expiration of tho tlmo named
and that by tho same token ho would
feol justiflod in recommending recog
nition of tho Cuban republic should
the Spanish government fall to rcstoro
peaco within two months.
In the opinion of thoso who know
tho Spanish minister this move on his
part is regarded as a clover diplomatic
attempt to forestall any action by tho
president based on tho report that Con
sul General Leo is believed to bo about
to make and to secure a postponement
of action by tho executivo until tho
wintor campaign shall havo been In
Close Will Bo the Standing of tho
Tito Leading Parties.
Providence, R. I., Nov. 0. In an in
terview Saturday evening with tho
Journal reporter Senator Nelson W.
Aldrich gavo it as his opinion that tho
standing of tho two leading parties in
tho next senate would bo very
close. It Is expected that Presi-
i dent-elect McKinloy will call a
special session oi congress to
consider tho revenue question soon
after inauguration. Tho senator fig
ures that at the present tlmo only two
states aro doubtful North Carolina
and South Dakota. In tho former tho
legislature is fusion, republican and
populist, and in the latter the populists
claim a majority. As matters stand
the financial forces aro evenly
divided in the senate, 44 gold
and tho samo number silver. These
figures aro likely to change, however,
for it is possible that some silver re
publican may accept the verdict of
tho elections according to tho St.
Louis platform. Until the exact status
of tho senate is decided, Senator Aid
rich will not state his opinion concern-1
ing tho future courso tho party is like
ly to take in the matter of revenuo
I legislation. . .
Commit an Outrage on an Amer
ican Citizen in Cuba.
Protest Filed With tho Yico Consul
and Case Sent to Washington.
A Saraplo ot a "Great Bpinlsh Victory"
bfvrnteen l'aclflcos Mordered in Colli
Illood Tho Towri and Garrison of ,
Uusymaro Captured by Garcia.
Key Wbst, Fla., Nov. 9. Passengers
whd arrived from Havana bring intel
ligence ot another outrage committed
on an American citizen. Although tho
details aro incomplete, tho facts aro
positive, slnco tho victim has filed a
protest with Vice Consul Springer and
tho case has been sent to Washing
ton for instructions. It appears
that near the town of San Jose do Las
Lajas, this province, a Spanish force
patrollng tho country surprised threo
rebels who tried to sneak into town.
The Spaniards gavo chaso and the reb
els fled. In ordor to discover tho hid
ing place of tho fugitives, tho Spanish
forces divided into squads of 50 men
and sent them in different direc
tions, and one of these parties
went to tho estate owned bj- a Cuban,
where Frederick L. Qraycraf t, a native
of Indiana and only 'two years in
Cuba, was manager. They forced tho
residence, destroyed the furnlturo and
ransacked tho premises. Tho women
present wore insulted in tho most out
rageous manner, oxcopt raping. Gray
craft protested that ho was an Amer
ican and showed papers. This, it
seems, incensed tho officer in com
mand, who drew a sword and com
menced slashing at Graycraft. He
managed to avert death, but was
wounded in the back, receiving a fear
ful gash that carried away part of the
flesh. His forearm was also cut to tho
bone. Tho other officers interfering,
saved his life. Graycraft was forced to
deliver about S100 in his possession.
Meantime Graycraft heard great out
cries outside and wont out Jator and
found 17 paclficos had been killed.
Thoro was not one insurgent amongst
them. All this was reported" last wcok
as a great Spanish victory.
Letters recelvod from Puerto Principe
give further details of the capture of
tho town of Guaymaro by Calixto Gar
cia. The whole garrison, 1G0 men,
surrendered, and aro -still prisoners,
although Garcia sent word to Castel
lanos that he would deliver them.
Garcia is also attending tho officers'
and soldiors' wounds.
It is rumored Weyler has issued
secret orders to military commander.s
in sugar districts, prohibiting grinding
except on Spanish properties. Orders
have also been issued to seize foreign
ers residing on sugar estates, to kill
cattlo and destroy implements and to
simulato flight in order to scare tho
farmers and laborers. Passengers by tho
steamer Olivette also report that num
erous insurgents from the command of
Gen. Gomez havo entered tho province
of Matanzas during tho past few days
and havo caused Gen. Weyler to dis
patch 0,000 of his troops, stationed in
Plnar del Rio district into Matanzas.
Considerable oxcitement exists in Ha
vana and also in Matanzas, fearing an
attack upon tho latter place.
Tho' Noted Fhotoeraphor of Now York
City, Dies Suddenly.
Nkw York, Nov. 0. Napoleon Saro
ny, tho veteran photographer, was
found dead in his bed Monday. His
homo was at No. 120 West Forty-seventh
Mr. Sarony had a -great reputation
as an artist and photographer, and in
more than fifty years of actual profes
sional life, ho tool: tho portraits of
thousands of cslebratcd men and wom
en, princes, statesmen, actors, actresses
and distinguished foreign visitors. Ho
was eccentric in his manner but had
hosts of warm friends. Ho had gen
eral talent a3 a painter and draughts
man. Until nine months ago his studio
was on Union Square. Then ho moved
to a luxurious studio on Fifth avenue,
near Twenty-eighth street
Tho Tens Mrots Within Accident.
New Yoiik, Nov. 0. The battleship
Texas met with an accident Monday
morning while lying in tho Cob dock
at tho" Brooklyn navy yard awaiting
repairs. One of her sea cocks blow
out in a mysterious manner, causing a
rusli of water into the ship's hold.
Tho Texas bottled considerably in tho
water and listed a liltlo to starboard.
Tho water is being pumped out of the
ship and. divers are at work investigat
ing tho damaeo done. Tho ship is in
an oasy position and no apprehension
is felt for her safety. Tho ship will bo
all right within 21 hours
Washington, Nov. 0. Monday aftor
noon Secretary Herbert ordorod a
court of inquiry to investigate tho
sinking of tho Texas and lis the re
sponsibility for the accident. Tho
court will meet at tho New York navy
yard Wednesday next.
' Octavo Thnnot's Itesldcnce llurnnd.
Elmwood, Ark., Nov. 9. Tho winter
residence and valuablo library of Miss
Octavla French, located hero, was
totally destroyed by fire. Miss French
is well known in tho literary world as
''Octavo Thanet," tho novel and ma
gazine writer. Tho family narrowly
escaped. Tno loss is estimated at jjis,-
Wife Mnrdor and Suicide.
Philadelphia, Nov. 0. Wm.G. Mays
Monday morning murdered his wife bj
cutting her throat He then commit
ted suicide. Tho tragedy occurred at
the homo of tho couple, No. 3120 Ridge
avenue, and was tho outcomo of 'a
quarrel, . ,
Bays Kentucky Uos for MnKlnlcy by
About 444 Plurality.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 0. Tho repub
lican state campaign committee will
close up shop Monday. Chairman Sam
Roberts issued his final bulletin Sun
day afternoon. It Is as follows:
Practically complete official returns
give McKinley 444 plurality In Ken
tucky, unofficial advices indicating
that tho four missing counties will in
crease rather than decrcaso these
figures. The republicans elect four
members of congress and a judgo of
tho highest court of tho state for
an eight year torm, and by tho fill
ing of vacancies havo secured a
majority of two in tho general assem
bly on joint ballot, which insures tho
olectlon of a republican successor to
Senator Hluckburn. Tho total voto of
tho stato will approximate 425,000, with
an incrcaso of 70,000 over last year's
voto and 25,000 more than tho highest
estimates bofore tho election. Tho re
publican votelncrcased about 4.000 over
Bradley's voto a yoar ago, which was
17,000 higher than ever before cast in
a presidential election. Tho demo
cratic vote was 25,000 higher. These
will givo somo idoa of tho intensity of
the political struggle through which
Kentucky has just passed."
(Signed) Sam. J. Rodents,
Up to 10 o'clock tho Courier Journal
had no new figures on the result of
tho election in Kentucky and McKin
ley's plurality stands 4S0 with six coun
ties to be heard from officially. Wheth
er or not tho discrepancy between tho
votes for different electors on tho samo
ticket has resulted in the choice of one
Bryan elector nnd 12 McKinloy elec
tors can not bo known positively until
tho stato canvassing board foots up tho
voto for each elector. Tho democratic
leaders still claim tho state but nono
of them was in town Sunday.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 9. Tho repub
lican, managers Monday claimed Ken
tucky for McKinloy by a plurality of
443. They olaim to havo tho official fig
ures from all polling places in tho First,
Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth and Ninth districts.
No bets aro being paid in this city
on tho result in Kentucky, and thoy
may not bo paid for several months.
Tho Bryan people claim that tho elec
tion of Smith, whoso nama was at'tho
head of tho democratic ticket, will re
sult in a split electoral delegation, and
for that reason those who bet on Mc
Kinloy carrying the stato havo lost.
At any rate it will be some time before
the matter is settled, as the democrats
will take it through tho courts, and it
may bo thrown into tho United States
- TWO HIGHWAYMEN
Attack a Hospital Nurso and Kocolvo tho
Worst of It Iloth Dead.
Pottsville, Pa., Nov. 9. Sunday
evening, as John Devine, a nurse at
tho Minors' hospital, this county, was
driving from Frackvillo to the hospi
tal, ho was attacked by two Italian
brigands, who demanded of him his
money and other valuables. As one of
tho men was about scrambling
into tho buggy Devine drew his revol
ver and shot him. Tho other, who had
held tho horse by tho head,
now rushed to tho vehicle and
mado an effort to board it when
Devine again discharged his weapon,
and tho second man dropped. Devine
then whipped up his horse and drove
rapidly over the lonely road until ho
reached tho hospital, where ho related
his experience. Search was made along
the road and the two men wore discov
ered in hiding in the underbrush along
side tho road, near tho scene of the
attack. They were both badly wound
ed. They wero taken to tho hospital
where ono of them died Monday morn
ing. The men rcfus3d to give their
Joseph Maruska W.111M to Kill Mayor
Swift and l'rcHldont-Inect MoRluloy.
Chicago, Nov. 9. Joseph Maruska
walked into tho lower corridor of tho
city hall Monday afternoon armed to
the tcetli and intent on killing Mayor
Swift. Maruska asked in an excited
manner to be directed to tho mayor's
office. An officer took him to de
tective headquarters where tho desk
snrgeant was introduced to him
as tho irayor. Maruska declared
the mayor was a menace to society and
reached for his hip pocket. Ho suc
ceeded In drawing a dull-dog revolver,
but was disarmed by tho officers at
hand. Maruska swore that he would
kill Mayor Swift and then go to Can
ton and dispatch I'resldent-oleet Mc
Kinley, both of whom lie said must die
before the country could prosper. Ho
was handcuffed after a hard struggle
and locked up.
Charged With Embezzlement.
Boston, Nov. 9. Allison Z. Mason,
former president of the embarrassed
Globo Investment Co., tho principal
business of which was in western
mortgages, was arrested Monday
charged, with ombozzlement. Thu
charge is similar to that upon which
Treasurer Moore, of the company, was
recently convicted anil sentenced to a
term of imprisonment.
Weyler Will Command In l'lnar del Klo.
Havana, Nov. 0. Capt. Ger.. Wey
ler loft Havana Sunday night to take
personal command and direct the oper
ations of Spanish forces in tho Pinar
del Rio province. Ho sailed at mid
night on board tho transport steamer
Mrs. Munrne Awardid W.uoo Umiuun.
Washington, Nov. 9. In the caso of
Harriot Muuroe against tho New York
World, tho Unitod States supremo
court affirmed tho decision of tho lowsr
court awarding her 85,000 damages for
j the publication of tho WorldV Fait
ode, surrenuiiQusjy uuuuueu. -
A croani of tartor baiting powder. Highest
of all In leavening strength. Latest United
States Government Food Keport.
Koyal Bakino powdeu Co., New York.
Kow and Interesting nnppenlngs Within
, Our Ilorders.
Indicted at Delaware for tho Circulation
of n Political Cartoon.
Delaware, O., Nov. 9. Tho grand
jury returned an indictment against
Frank C. Smith. Tho charge arises
from a political cartoon which was
printed and distributed through
out tho city during tho cam
paign, for which Smith is said
to havo been responsible. Tho
cartoon is said to havo been aimed at
Ben Watson and Hon. Frank M. Mar
riott, two leading free silver men.
Smith is a well known mechanical en
gineer, and was formerly a railroad
man. He was released on 8300 bond,
signed by Cashier H. A. Welch, of tho
Deposit bank. On account of the prom
inence of the parties tho affair has
caused a tremendous sensation.
Ohio Miners' Strllio Mud Complete.
CoLUimus, O., Nov. 9. President
Ratchford, of tho State Miners' associ
ation, said Monday that all tho thin
vein miners of Ohio nro out. Tho
strike was made complete Monday
morning. A meeting of the stato ex
ecutive committee of the Miners' asso
ciation was held at tho Hotel Upton
Monday afternoon. It is probable that
tho men will refuse to accept the 45
cent scale, but that they will agree io
00 or 55 cents.
Kx-Trcusuror Illosser Keleasod.
Gallu'Olis, O., Nov. 9. Ex-Treasurer
D. M. Blosser, confined in jail for
months, accused of embezzling 31,000
of the city's funds, has been released.
Ex-Shoriff Martin and Hon. I. F.
Chapman secured his bond of 820,000.
Mr. Blosser is emaciated, and had he
not been freed would have died. It is
probable his defalcation will be set
tled, that of the county and city
amounting to 55,000.
Will Walk to San Francisco.
Mt. Gilead, 0., Nov. 9. Brico Os
borne, of this place, did not think Mc
Kinloy would bo elected; therefore, in
accordance with an ante-election prop
osition, ho must walk to San Francisco,
Cal. Ho will start on tho morning of
November 10, and will pass through
Cincinnati a few days later.
Had Ills Name Changed.
Cincinnati, Nov. 9. John Joseph
Unlucky, an employe of Alms &
Doepke, applied to Judge Ferris for a
change of name Monday. He said his
cognomen is of such "uopropitious and
ill-omened significance" that it is both
ersome. Ho was vested with tho name
of Lucky, and ho went away happy.
Itcpubllc.ins to Contest.
West Union, O., Nov. 9. The repub
licans will make a contest for two
county offices. Mace Newman, dem ,
who defeated Henry Oursler for com
missioner by two votes, and John Ma
son, dem., who defeated W. R. Mnhaf
fce by 90 votes. They allege fraudulent
votes and bribery.
Unknown Man's Death.
Ashtaiiui.A, O., Nov. 0. An un
known man was found in thu Lako
Shore railroad yards hero with both
legs cut off. Ho was unconscious and
died within three hours. He was well
dres3od. 'J here was nothing on his
person to show who ho was or from
whence ho came.
fruit About a Dam.
Fostokia, O., Nov. 9. Elias Vox, a
wealthy farmer, has begun a suit to
compel the removal of tho Fostoria
water works dam. The dam has backed
water upon Fox's farm. If tho dam is
removed Fostoria will bo left without
in adequato water supply.
Only Ti niporarlly.
Lima, O., Nov. 0. The Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Dayton shop cmployesv
who weru lot go Thursday were Sat
urday notified to report for work Mon
day morning. Tho company claims
tho men were only released tempo
rarily. Kills Ills Own Chicken.
WAvniiLV,' O., Nov. 9. While a chick
en thiof was leaving Charlio Strattoii's
coop here, Stratton fired a shotgun at
him and killed ono of tho chickens the
thiof was carrying. The robber then
loosed tho fowls and made his escape.
Chargod With Highway Robbery.
Columbus, O., Nov. 9. Officers
Dlelsncr and Hcinman captured Chas.
Butcher and Fred Nelson, nccused of
highway robbery at Middleport and
Chilllcotho, O., and Winfleld, W. Va.
West Jefferson, O., Nov. 9. Tim
othy Casoy, of Xenia, a railroad brake
man, was killed hero. Ho jumped
from an engino in front of tho fast
'New Glass l'actory at Fostoria.
FosToniA, 0., Nov. 0. A contract
has been signed giving the city a now
window class factory,
LADIES, SEE OUR
Little Boys' Reef-
TIlOV n-ra fn ?, i. i-T. -
i -..,,, my, iuu Jlllo lur lm
trade and we are going to
close them out at prices less
f than they are worth.
I 1 coat, -age 2, worth $G.50 .
, to-day, cost us $5.00; $4.50 j
will buy it. Color red; ai
1 coat, age 4, worth $7.00, !
cost us $5.50: will sell at
, $4.50. Color old gold.
1 1 coat, age 3, worth $6.50,,
1 cost $5.00; will sell at $4.50.
i 3 coats, color blue, ages 3,
i 4 and 6, worth $5.00, cost!
i $3.75; will close them out at!
0t K wW" 9 9 w" 9ifH 9 9 k" I
Coat and Coko I'lant to Itesume.
Texarkana, Ark., Nov. 9. Tho Cen
tral Coal and Coke Co., which havo
not been running their plants since
Juno 1, owing to dull times, havo is
sued orders to start up all their mills
December 1, on account of the increase
in trade. Several hundred men will be
employed at their mill in this city,
which is one of tho largest in this set
tion. Several hundred men havo been
put to work on tho Kansas City, Pitts
burg and Gulf railroad, on which work
was suspended in September.
lusiino over the r.lcction.
CincLr.viLLn, O., Nov. 0. Sol Davis
has been adjudged insane and ordered
removed to tho Central asylum. His
dementia came on sinco the election,
50 violent that it required tho combined
efforts of four men to hold him in bed.
C.iho of Smallpox lteported.
Columisus, O., Nov. 9. The state
board of health was notified Monday
by .1. E. Low-re, tho health officer of
Ironton, that a case of smallpox has
been discovered there. This is the
first caso in Ohio sinco last winter.
Arrcgttd on buopltlou of ArKon.
Columijus, O., Nov. 0. Hattie Frazer,
a milliner on State street near High,
was arrested Sunday on suspicion of
setting fire to her store 'Saturday
night. Tlint tho fire was incendiary
could not bo doubted.
llorsu Fell on Him.
Makion, O., Nov. 9. William Kale,
19 years old, was instantly killed while
driving somo hogs to market. His
horse stumbled over ono of the ani
mals, throwing Kale to the ground,
and tho horse fell on him
Now Shoo Company Inrorporated.
Columbus, O., Nov. 9. The Dana
Lytle Shoe Co , of Cincinnati, was in
corporated Monday by S. V. Dana, E. O.
Dana, George F. Dana, J. E. Lytic and
T. F. McGrane. Tho capital is 5100,000.
l'rico of Wheat In Uiiglnnil Advances.
Lospon, Nov. 9. In Mark lauo Mon
day English and foreign wheats were
a nhilling higher nnd Hour six pence
to a shilling dearer. Corn and bar
ley wore Cd higher and oats advanced
Strategy Well Employed.
The wise men of the cast understand
tho alue of stiategy and know when
to use it. A rich merchnnt died. Ho
hal one son, w ho when quite a lad hart
been sent to an uncle in India. When
on his way home the young fellow was
shipwrecked. It was believed that hi
escaped drowning, though no tidings o
him could be obtained. His father died,
leaving his fortune to the care of an old
friend, not to bo harded over to an,,
claimant until certain injunctions had
been fulfilled. At tho end of a year n
young man appeared, who declared
himself the heir; then a second and
a third arrhed on Ihc scene. Tho guard
ian gae to each n bow and arrow and
desired them to use the dead man's pic
ture as a target to nim at tlio heart.
Tho first nearly hit the mark, the sec
ond drove his arrow home, but the third
burst into tears nnd refused to dishonor
his father's memory by desecrating th
portrait of one whom he had lovel
and revered. Then the guaidian knew
which of the three was entitled to the