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MARIETTA, OHIO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1896.
VOL. II. NO. 273
PRICE ONE GENT
A BIGFIGHT .
Is Said to Have Taken Place in
Pinar Del Rio. .
It is Believed That Gens. Weyler and
Maceo's Forces Have Mot.
The Insurgent Army li Well Located Id
the Hills nn! Four n Unt Flro Into the
Spanish Trooin The Spaniard, Moko
n Moat Desperate Attack.
New Yonit, Nov. 14. A Jackson
vlllo, Flo., special says:
Cipher dispatches just received re
port a llerco battle in progress in Pinar
Del Rio. It is bollovcd thai Maceo
and Wcylor have met.
The reports of flro arms havo been
almost incessantly heard for several
hours. No details of tho engagement
nro given other than tho statement
that one of the most dcclslvo ongagc
monts fought since Cnba struck her
first blow for freedom is being waged.
Tho dispatch adds: "Insurgent
forces aro well located in tho hills and
arc pouring a hot flro into tho Spanish
troops, which havo repeatedly been
driven back in attompts to capturo tho
Cuban stronghold. Tho insurgents
havo tho ndvantago of position, being
at a great elevation, but tho Spaniards
aro malting a most desporate attack.
"From a distance it looks as if sev
eral towns aro in flames. Tho sky is
lighted up by the constant flro of artil
lery. "Whother or not Maccp himself is
directing tho insurgents' tactics, can
not at this time bo learned. An out
'como of tho engagement would bo im
possible to predict, for, although both
sides aro fighting as if they intended
to stick to it until tho last man falls,
there is no doubt that the hills of Pinar
Del Rio will bodyed with blood before
cither sldo claims a victory."
The dispatch then describes tho tac
tics of the Spanish forces as endeavor
ing to surround each elevation sep
arately m order to gain ground of van
tage, but adds that tho insurgent ma
neuvers in each caso aro believed to
havo prevented huch results.
Girl Curg;od"TvTth Murder. '
Lima, O., Nov. 10. Ida Bushnell,
aged 30 years, is under arrest on a
chargo of murdering her infant child.
Last August the lifeless body of a child
was found along tho C. & E. R. R.
track which was never identified. Ono
Wm. Haley, lately released from tho
penitentiary, accuses the girl of killiug
tho child and then placing it on a pas
Death of "Duchess Docazos.
LONDON', Nov. 16. The Morning Post
has a dispatch from Paris announcing
the death of tho Duchess Decazcs, for
merly Isabello Blanche Singer, daugh
ter of tho late M err it Singer, of New
As You Sew, So Also
Shall You Rip.
If "his" garments are put
WAT they'll neither rip nor
oven with rough and tumble wear
We've got some Bargains in SUITS and OYEROOATS for this
week. About 300 each, that wo closed out from a leading manu
facturer last week at a big concession from their Regular Price.
For Men's all wool suits.
Singlo and doublo brcast-
nt lilnnlr nnil fnnp.v (hovl-
ots; perfect in nvcko and fit, will not
fade, good staple goods. 'JL'ho regular
retail prleo is S7.00, at this sale Sl.fiO.
For Men's fluo black clay
worsted suits mado of all
.nAf.1 l.n 1oi-,mr,lr fltllfiliorl
clay materials, cut in tho latest stylo.
Suits that you can not equal eUowhero
for less than S10.00, at this sale S7.00.
Mon's elegant dress
suits mado from flno Im-
ish Scotches, (with fly front coat and
vest,) French Cassimercs and Meltons;
plain or fancy styles, singlo or double
broasted. Thoy will cost you S12.G0 to
15 00 olsewhere.
Oome in and ask us to show' you
then compare them with others, for
dor. Front andButlor sts., - Old P. O. Building
With Spain Over tli nlraii Qacitlon Is
Anticipated by President Cleveland.
Washington, Now 10. Many state
ments respectlug the attitudo of tho
administration on tho Cuban question
havo been circulated during tho past
week and various articles of a conflict
ing character have been distributed
throughout the country. Tho presi
dent has said that ho docs not antici
pate any trouble with Spain over tho
Cuban situation and that there is no
intention to chango tho policy respect
ing tho matter which was laid down by
the administration a year ago.
In addition to this members of tho
cabinet havo stated that tho Cuban
matter would bo left for thoi now ad
ministration to settle. Whllo follow
ing such a course, tho facts warrant
tho statement that should an emer
gency arlso requiring decisivo action
tho government-will bo found keenly
allvo to the requirements of tho occa
sion and amply provided for any emer
gency which may bo oncountcrod.
Measures of a precautionary character
havo been taken to meet any critical
condition which may arise, In other
words, tho United States is judiciously
continuing tho worlc of strengthening
its' fortifications and works of defenso,
which havo been in progress for sev
eral years and will thereby bo proparod
to chango its policy should It bo doom
ed advisablo so to da Investigation
proves that army officers along tho
Atlantic coast are pushing tho work in
their several departments with all pos
sible dispatch under orders to havo
certain classes Of heavy ordnanco
ready for use at as early a day as this.
Every precaution for secrecy has been
taken, and officers located at tho
navy yards decline to discusss their
unusual activity. Whllo Secretary
Lament says ho is trying to
moke somo'return In finished works of
dofonso for the great expenditures
which havo been mado in that direc
tion thcro is no doubt that tho maxim
"in timo of peace prepare for war"
has been passed along -the line. No
well informed official anticipates trou
ble but as one of them said Sunday
night, "It is llko a firo drill on board
ship. Wo want to know that every
body would bo ready if a firo should
break out." ,. ...., .,.
Fate of the C'retr Unknown.
FATAL, Nov. 10. The Uritish steamer
Tampica, Capt. Pickthall, from Liver
pool November 4. for New Orleans,
has arrived hero towing the abandoned
and diamastt'il German bark Smtdt,
Capt. Cnrdus. imm Laquiquo, May 14,
for llami ur . fin fate of the Smidt's
craw ib .)iK.ii v.ti.
Croup Must Ho Quarantined,
Coi.ujibus, O., Nov. 10. Secretary
Probst, of tho stato board of health,
has issued a circular to tho various
local boards In tho state, in which ho
warns tho health officers that in the fu
ture membranous croup is to be regard
ed as a contagious disease, and that all
such cases must be quarantined.
together as they should be OUR
wear out as soon as you'd expect,
For Mon's all wool Ker
sey Overcoats in blue or
black, truarauteed all wool,
lined with heavy serge; colors guaran
teed to bo fast Sold olsewhere for
58.00, at this salo only S0.00.
For fine ICorsoy or Melton
Overcoats, silk velvet col
lars, oletrantlv tailored and
most substantially tailored. Now's tho
timo to buy a $10.00 coat for 7.50.
Men's finest Heaver Ov
ccoats as flno as tho finest
olotlilntr can bo made. Ov
ercoats In important Meltons, Heavers
and Kerseys, elegantly lined and trim
med. these Overcoats and Suits, and
tho 6amo money. No trouble to
Of tho Free Ship Bill Urged by;
Our Maritime Ranks on the Pacific
Coast Threatened With a Rival.
Tho Larco anil Profitable Carrying Trade
Unco Conducted Ilctweea Asiatic and
Kuropean Porta by American Vessel
lias Atmoit Passed Away.
Washington, Nov. 10. Dcsplto tho
fact that there Is no probability of
cither tills congress or tho next passing
a free ship bill, tho commissioner of
navigation, in his annual report given''
to tho press Sunday night, refers prom
inently to tho subjoct, and urges tho
necessity for tho passage of such a
measure, llo invites attention to
tho fact that our maritlmo
rank on tho Pacific is now
threatened by a now rival, Japan,
which has Just established a trans-Pacific
line to tho Unitod States, with tho
co-opcratlon of American capital, is
proparing to extend rapidly the ser
vice. In 18S0 the tonnago of American
vessels, entering tho United States,
from tho ports of Asia and Occanlca
was 283,805 tons, and of foreign vessels
442,251 tons. Fifteen years later in
1805, American tonnago had increased
but a trifle, to 303,181 tons, whllo
tho foreign tonnago ha3 leaped to
057,200 tons. In his argu
ment tho commissioner says: "The
largo and profitable carrying trade,
once conducted between Asiatic and
Eu&opcnn ports by American vessels,
which seldom entered American ports,
has almost entirely passed away. Wo
have already seen tho American flag
almost wljolly disappear from tho mid
Atlantic, savo as borno by the mail
steamers of tho American lino and
tho figures show that tho carrying
trade of tho Pacific is slipping from
Bcforo it is altogether lost, Commis
sioner Chamberlain suggests that con
gress inquire into the condition of
trans-Pacific transportation. 'Within
the last five years Japan's sea going
steel steamers havo increased from 13
of 27,710 tons to 23 of 100,383 tons. The
number of American steel and iron
steamers on the Pacific coast is 08,225
Tho Captain General Jssuos an Order That
May Ctiuso Serious Complication,
Tampa, Fla,, Nov. 10. Ono of tho
most important items that has escaped
the Spanish press censor has just cOmo
to light here. When Weyler ordered
a number of public buildings to be
used for public hospitals, tho convent
of tho Usurllnes was included. When
tho mother superior heard this she
went to Uishop Santander Y. Frutos,
of tho Havana diocese.
He called on Wcylor and asked him
to rescind tho order as to this building.
This Weylor declined to do. Tho bishop
declared that tho nuns would only va
cato at tho point of the bayonet, warn
ing Wcylor that he contemplated n
sacrillgious act that would mean ex
communication. Weyler uaid his or
ders must be obeyed, and that If tho
nuns did not movo quickly ho would
eject them. The bishop dared him to
This enraged Weyler and ho ordered
his sccrotary to issue orders to have
tho bishop thrown in the fortress of
Cabanas, but his secretary called his
attention to tho complications that
would bo likely to arise.
Weyler let it drop, but the bishop
loft immediately for Homo to lay the
matter before tho pope and great
anxiety is manifested as to tho result,
for It is felt that if the church takes
offense, its infiuenco would bo thrown
with tho Carlist party and tho two.will
combine to overthrow tho present gov
ernment. NEGRO LYNCHED.
Ho Assnultcd it Youiik Whlta Girl niul Is
Kiddlod With IKickHhcit by Mob.
Nashvilt.i:, Tenn., Nov. 10, A spe
cial to the Sun from McKenzie, Tenu.,
Saturday about sundown, Miss Hot
tie Seals, a whito girl, about fourteen
years old and an orphan, who lived on
tho Frank .Ton farm in Henry county,
two and a half miles from this place,
was assaulted and outraged by a Negro
named Charles Allen."
Tho dastard first choked his victim
into insensibility, but as soon as sho
regained consciousness sho g.ivo the
alarm and :i posso captured Allen,
tbok him a mllo from town and his
body was there riddled with buckshot.
The bade of tho skull was blown oft
nnd he fell to tho roadside, where his
body wa-j lying at 3 o'clock Sunday aft
ernoon. Mcx'ciu Steamer WrecUcd.
San Dir.Go, Cal., Nov. 10. A dispatch
from Eusscnada, Lower California,
states that tho Mexican steamer Muza.
lau, Capt. Gonzales, which left Lal'az,
Mexico, on tho evening of November 0,'
with 30 passengers and a fair cargo,
was carried out of its course by ad
verse currents'Jduring a thick fog and
struck gn tho Roca Rcina ledge of
rocks, 40 miles southeast of port. The
passengers nnd crew were safely land
ed, but tho vessel will proyo a total
XV. J. Arkell for a C'ablnoc Position.
New Yoiiic, Nov. 10. A roporter of
tho United Associated Presses in con
versation with a gentleman who stands
liich in tho councils of tho republican
party and a cioso friend of Maj. Me
Kinley was told that it was not un
likely Wm. J. Arkell, tho publisher,
would bo tendered a portfolio In Presi
dent McKlnley's cabinet, probably that
.of postmaster creneral.
Wife of tho Presidentelect llctter Wsub
Canton, O., Nov. 10. President-elect
MeKinley passed another very quiet
Sunday. Mr. Wobb Hayes, son of tho
late President Hayes, came down from
Cleveland on a morning train and spent
the' day nt tho MeKinley residence.
Mrs. McKlnley's health has been so for
restored that sho was able to go driv
ing this afternoon. Mr. MeKinley, ac
companied by Air. Hayes, attended
morning services at tho First M. E.
According to present arrangements
Mr., and Mrs. MeKinley will leave for
Cclcvlaud on Wednesday morning. Slnco
Chaunocy M". Depow has ceased to be
talked' about for sccrotary of sato
there has been a great deal of discus
sloiSfhero of his being appointed min
ister to England. It Is known that
MajJ MeKinley has a very kindly feel
ing v for Mr. Dcpew, and the lattor's
friends hero assert that ho would find
llfo qs ambassador at tho court of Sti
James extremely agreeable.
It may be sot down as certain that
unless tho unexpected happens, Tlenja
mln Harrison will not bo urged to take
the portfolio of stato In Maj. McICin
loy's cabinet. Oen. Ilarrison is not
"thought to desire this appointment and
tho belief hero is that tho president
elect has about decided to offer it to
soino ono else.
Of tho House of Representatives In tho
Washington, Nov. 10. Although tho
official figures of tho recent election
havo not in all cases reached repub
lican, congressional hcadquartors, tho
result of the contests in tho various
congressional districts is known with
sufficient' exactness to warrant tho
announcement of the summary of
tho political divisions in tho
house of representatives in tho
Fifty-fifth congress. This shows 207
republicans, 137 democrats and 13 popu
lists. In making this division, the com
mittee havo placed among tho popu
lists Messrs. Hartman, of Montana,
Nowlands, of Nevada, and Shaforth,
of Colorado, who were elected to tho
present congress as republicans. Also
Jes3 Baker, of Illinois, who was a re
publican representative In tho Fifty
first congress. Tho other populists
como from Kansas, North Carolina,
Colorado and California.
Upon the question of silver tho di
vision is said to be: Free silver, 153;
ngainsi silver, 204. Two of the demo
crats are opposed to free colnago of
silver, Messrs. McAleer, of Pennsyl
vania, nbd Elliott, of South Carolina,
and v republicans' favor it-Iessrs.
Silbtfm, Brodcrick, Curtis, Tenncy and
SOUND MONEY DEMOCRATS.
Thulr Ohio Organization In to Bo Pre
served as Long us tho Silver Agitation la
CoLUJinus, 0.,Nov. 10. A conference
of tho democratic sound money leaders
will bo held in this city shortly to de
termine whether the party organization
shall Tie kept up In this state, and con
tinued at least as long as tho silver
democrats keep up the silver agitation
in congress or out of it. The latter,
through the mouths of their author
ized leaders, havo declared their inten
tion of keeping tho war up, and this
declaration hah caused the sound
money democrats to conclude that
they should hold their organiza
tion intact until such time in tho
futuro as conditions will warrant them
in abandoning their party, or becomo
so threatening ns to call for renewed
activity. There is no doubt that tho
conference will decide to continue tho
organization, since the bound-money
democrats n all the other states havo
signified their intention of doing so.
Ohio's Oll'.clul Vote.
Coi.UMr.us, O., Nov. 10. Clarence M.
Smith, tho statistician of tho secre
tary of state's office, in charge of the
tabulation of the pillcial returns, gives
out tho vote for tho first elector on
each electoral ticket, as follows: Me
Kinley 62VJS0, Bryan 471,880, populist
2,015, prohibition 5,007, national pwty
2.710, national democrat 1.S57; social
labor 1,107, MeKinley s plurality 51,
109, McKinloy's majority S7,flS".
IHWtU'lntn on Account of Fulled Hunks.
Washington, Nov. 10. The con
troller of tho currency has declared a
fourth dividend of fiyo per cout. on ac
count of the failed Indianapolis na
tional bank, of Indianapolis, Ind.,
making u total of 50 per cent., aggre
gating 1,053,0'J; also a fifth dividend
of five per cent, on account of tho
Stock Growers' nntional bank of Miles
City, Mon.. making u total of 5189,120,
or 50 per cent of all claims.
Tho Pair Pencil A7II1 Wlttulri'uii.
SAX Fjiancipco, Nov. 10. When tho
pencil will of the lato James G. Fair
came up in tho probate court Monday
morning Attorney Delmas, on behalf
of Dr. Mark Livingstone, created a
sensation by announcing that tho doc
r -ont had been withdrawn. This,
leaves thv. trust will, which tho chil
dren are contesting, to bo probated.
Livingstone action indicates a com
promise. On i Duck Hunt.
Little Rock, Ark,, Nov. 10. Sena
tor James K, Jones, chairman of tho
democratic national committee, was in
Little Rock Sunday and left Sunday
night for St. Louis where ho will be
joined by Hon. W. J. lirynn and Gov.
Stone, of Missouri, 'on a trip to the St
Francis river on a duck hunt.
Convict (Toes to a ttuard's Rescue.
Columiius, O., Nov, 10. Convict Geo,
Primrose was seriously cut while try
ing to save Guard Dennis, of tho pris
on, from assault of two convicts, Geo.
Jones and James Smith. Tho two con
victs had drawn knives and wero about
to murder tho guard.
A cream of tarter baking powder. Highest
of all In leavening strength. Latest United
States Government Food Report.
Rotal Dakino powdeh Co., New York.
Kevr and Interesting Happenings Within
A Large Mass Meeting Held in Cleveland,
O Tolcgratn Sent to President Cleve
land. Cli:vi:t.and, O., Nov. 10. A mass
mooting of 2,000 citizens was held hero
Sunday for tho discussion of tho Ar
menian question. The main speaker
was ltev. B. Fay Mills, who is collect
ing funds for relief work In tho Turk
ish empire. He delivered a very vigor
ous address, commenting strongly on
tho duty of the U tilted States
government to irotect tho lives and
proporty of American citizens in Tur
key, and states that every American
traveling in that country is compelled
to identify himself, llo doclnrod It to
be tho duty of the United States to
take up tho American matter at onco
and stop moral support to any Euro
pean nation that would undertako to
curb it. Ho denounced tho hostility
which he snTd was shown by tho Unit
ed States toward Armenian immi
grants. Speeches wore also made by
ltev. A. B. Chalmers, II. C. llnyden and
Prof. C., F. Olney, ono of Cleveland's
leading citizens. Tho following tele
gram was sent to President Cleve
land: 'Representative citizens in meeting
assembled, urge you to take immedi
ate and decisive measure? for the pro
tection of American citizens and inter
ests and for tho securing of indemnity
of past outrages, and we beliovo that
tho sentiment of tho American people
willjustlfy assurances -of support any
European that will unselfishly tako
tho pacification of Armenia."
FLAMES IN A STABLE
Spread to Neighboring Property nt Sa
blna, O. Flour Mill llurued.
Sabina, O., Nov. 10. Fire which for
n timo threatened Sabina was discov
ered at four o'clock Monday morning
in Lewis Brothers' livery stable. A
wind was blowing at tho time, which
carried tho firo to Wilson fc Zimmer
man's stable. Greely's flour mill was
consumed. A number of stores were
damaged. Cars on the railway switches
wero burned. Tho origin of the fire is
unknown. The total loss is probably
525,000. The loss Is divided as follows:
Wilson & Zimmerman's stable, 83,000,
insurance, 8-,000; Lowis Brothers' sta
ble, 52,000, insurance, S1.000; W. K.
Greely's flour mill, S10,000, no insur
ance; Maj. Currcn, S300, insurance,
S200; Martin Kenuedy, 3300, insurauco
S200; Frank Bottonfiold, S1.500, insur
ance, 51,000; Sabina Hardware Co.,
S100, no insurance. II. J. Darbyshire,
S100, no insurance; Mrs. Roberts,
S300, insurance, 100; two 11. & O. cars
of grain. C. & M. V. railway cars, Sl,
000. THE STEEL POOL.
A Movement to Fight It Started by Cleve
Ci.r.vcr.ANi), O., Nov. 10. Cleveland
customers of tho companies that last
bpriug formed tho big steel pool aro
contemplating the production "of their
own steel becauso of thd discrimination
by the pool in its prices against tho
factories. Tito Lake Erie Iron
Co. is the company that start
ed tho movement, and all but ono havo
agreed to enter tho fight against tho
pool. Tho Lake Eric Iron Co. will
erect an open hearth plant. The Union
Rolling mills will also stop buying bil
lets of tho furnaces in tho combina
tion. Tho combination hero is secret
and ail its members are agreed on tho
point of war against tho pool.
To Tost tho rhyniclnus' Ileglstry Law.
Coi.umhuf, O., Nov. 10. A test' caso
is boing mado hero of tho law requir
ing1 pnyhicjuna 10 register, ur. u. n.
Lcatherman was before tho police
court to defend a chargo of refusing to
apply for a certificate and his attor
neys entered n domurrcr, contending
tho law to bo unconstitutional. Judgo
Biggor reserved his decision and or
dered the taking of testimony to begin
whereupon a jury was demanded. Ex
Attorney Gcnoral Richards appeared
for tho state to defend tho law.
Younostown, O., Nov. 10. Hon.
Randall M6ntgomory, who is serving
his second term as a member of tho
legislature, has resigned to accept ap
pointment as member of tho board of
city commissioners at a salary of SI, 800
per year. His successor will bo elect
ed next falL
An Akron Resumption.
Ajrr.ox, Nov. 10. Tho Akron Iron'
and Steel Co. resumed operations Mon
day after an cxtcntlcu idleness. By
Wednesday tho full forco of; S50 men
will bo employed. President H. F.
nolloway says ho has confidence in tho
future and tho mills will bo operated
i Gome in Blues and
f Black. Lined with a flood
i imported Serge' lining.!
Tailored and made up in
I a first-class way. You
cant naat them for $10.
Boys' Blue Chinchilla!
Ages 9 to 15. Price $3.00. f
P. S. We tako periodical!
A bA 44fcu hA 4 i flAjfc kAl kA AAfe
Useful Member of a Family.
The Portuguese say that no man can
be a good husband who does not eat a
good breakfast, which leads the Water
liury American to say that this is a.
mean way of throwing upon the wife all
the (responsibility for the husband's
goodness, for without a good wife there
can bo no good breakfast for him to
eat. That maj' be vight in theory, but
it is wrong in practice. We know a man
who has cooked breakfast the greater
part of the time for tho past 15 years
for his family. And wo violate no con
fidence when we say it is a good break
fast, too. He is a man who loves good
living, nnd he knows how to prepare a
meal with the best of women. Yet ho
is a workingman who puts.in from ten
to fifteen hours a daj1 of "hard work,
and the kind of work thnt is exhaust
ing. Tho Spnularrfs Rppulncil.
MADitm, Nov. 1G. A dispatch to tho
Imparcial from Hontr Kong states the
report from Manila, that tho Spaniards
had won a brilliant victory over tho
insurgents nt Nova Leta, tho latter
losing 400 killed, was incorrect. Tho
truth is that the Spaniards attacked
the rebel positiiu at Nova Leta on No
vember S, but could not carry them,
tho rebels boing strongly, fortified.
Another attack was mado ou Novem
ber 11, when tho Spaniards were re
pulsed with a loss of 200 men.
llnrnrd to n Crinji.
SriMcusn, N. Y., Nov. lit. A flro in
which a workman lost his life occurred
hero Sunday afternoon. The firo start
ed in the ollieo of the Eureka Plaster
Co., and quickly communicated to a
barn 00 feet in tho rear of tho building
in which Patrick Donnelly, a dis
charged employe, was nslcop. After
the flames wero 'extinguished Donnel
ly's body was discovered burned to a
crisn and almost unrecognizable.
Nonwicii, Ct., Nov. 10. Tho Grecn
villo cotton mills, which havo been
idle since July ". resumed operations
Monday on full timo and with tho full
complement of hands, llctwecn 500
and 000 hands aro employed.
V. S. l'ormiitt Succeeds Commissioner
Washington, Nov. 10. Tho presi
dent Monday appointed W. S. Forman,
of Illinois, commissioner of internal
revenue, vico Joseph 11, Miller, re
signed. Tri lluruocl to Death.
Voshuro, Miss., Nov. 10. Tho 12-year-old
daughter of Jack Coolcy, and
Haby Simmons, aged five, burned to
death near here, their clothing having
ignited at the fireplace.
rrnmlni'iit (1. A. It. Mini Dond.
UitfaiiAMi'TON, N. Y Nov. 10. Col.
Wm. S. Jay, a prominent G. A. R. man
and formerly .state commander of the
Union Veterans union, died here Sun
day, Italians Tl.ut Wltn Univts.
Athens, O,, Nov. 10. A cutting af
fray at Red Town, a .smalt mining;
plnco north of Athens, resultod in ono
Italian being fatally hacked by a