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VOL. II. NO. 289
MARIETTA, OHIO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1896.
PRICE ONE CENT
Sugar Industry a Leverage To
wards a Revival of Protection.
Foreign Bounties Have a Destructive
Influence on Iho Colonial Product.
A Stronif Veiling Among Uio Flanter In
the nrltlth Went ladle That They
Would bo Cotter off If Annexed
to the United States.
London, Doc. 6. Slnco tho dispatches
of tho United Associated Presses in
November announced tho beginning of
the agitation In favor of the West
Indies sugar Industries, the matter has
acquired largo political interests in
England, and bids fair to becomo an
initiative toward tho rivlval of pro
tectionism. Tho commission of in
quiry proposed by tho govern
ment is held on all sides as a
mcro staving off of a subject which
demands urgent settlement. In min
isterial circles, tho agitation is not at
all relished. The ministers know that
an increasing body of their supporters
are eager to seizo tho decay of the col
onial sugar Industry as a leverage
toward a revival of protection goner-1
ally. Lord Salisbury, whllo tho last
conservative government was in powor,
declared in favor of what was termed
"reciprocity," or somo system of coun
tervailing duties, which would check
the destructive inilucnco of foreign
bounties upon tho colonialjproduct. It
will bo recalled that tho London
conference prcsidod over by Baron
Henry Do Worms, now Lord 1'Ier
bright, discussed this question of reci
procity, and after long sittings, ar
rived at no conclusion, giving a remote
indication of how to balance tho con
flicting interests. Now that tho for
eign bounty system threatens tho ab
solute extinction of tho colonial sugar
trade, tho conservatives want decisive
legislative action. Tho predictions in
English free trade quarters that tho
European countries would got tired of
paying bounties to give England cheap
sugar are proving false.
The fear now Is that onco tho extinc
tion of British colonial sugar products
is accomplished, tho British consumer
will And himself In tho power of con
tinental rights, which will raise prices
at their will. Tho question has be
como so acute and interesting with far
reaching possibilities of an alteration
in. English commercial policy, that the
representative of tho United Associ
ated Presses has felt it advisablo to in
terview some of tho chief men con
cerned in the agitation. Mr. I. L. Ohl
son, secretary of tho West India com
mittee, stated that one of tho recom
mendations of a government commis
sion was sure to bo tho placing of a
duty of 2 per ton on all foreign sugar
imported into England. The chief con
sideration of tho commission would bo
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remedial measures o: tno ctlstrcRS in
tho West Indies and connected there
with tho granting of imperial loans
(administered through tho local gov
ernments on certain conditions of in
terest, eta) to pi an tors for improving
their estates. Tho West India commit
too was in constant communication
with tho government, urging it to call
a conference and had roasonablo hopes
that tho inilucnco of Mr. Chamberlain
would bo exerted on their behalf. Tho
committeo woro also in communica
tion with prominent foreign politicians
and commercial bodies.
Regarding tho question of tho an
nexation of tho British West Indies to
tho United States, ho know that among
tho planters thoro was a strong feeling
that they would bo better troatcd If
absorbed by tho United States.
Touching this subject of annexation,
Mr. Nevillo Lubbock, when inter
viewed, said, if tho West Indies wero
utterly ruined and England was deter
mined to have her cheap sugar, leav
ing tho Wost Indios to starve, thoro
was certain to bo much rioting and
bloodshed. Thoccducatod classes,
growers and others, whoso money nnd
interests wero in the island, wcro
nearly all patriotic Englishmen.
But there was increasing feel
ing among them that in tho event
of tho refusal of England to assist,
there was but ono alternative, tho an
nexation of the islands to tho Unltcdi
States. They would prefer to remain
English if, they could, but not at tho
cost of financial ruin. Tho United
States would not allow an industry so
valuablo to tho American peo
ple to bo destroyed and whon
tho time como for tho West
Indian colonics of Great Britain
to bo taken over by tho United States
it could not bo a question of purchase
by tho United States, as tho colonics
seomed to bo worth nothing to Eng
land, she could not offer to sell, but
must glvo them to tho United States.
West Indian sugar entering tho United
States duty free, would suit tho Amer
ican people and restore tho finances of
tho islands to a flourishing condition
within a few years.
Iloaky tlfis l'lpo Uftuses Throo Deaths.
Boston', Dec. 5. Sophia Lawrence,
nged 9, Sarah Lawrence, aged 40, and
a lodger named Sawyer, all colored
people, woro found dead in the house,
No. 33 Nowcome street, Roxbury, at
10 o'clock Saturday morning. Tho
cause of tho deaths was a leaky gas
pipe. Three members of Gcorgo Cur
rans family, who live in tho next house,
and a boarder named E. II. Thomas,
were found under tho influence of
the gas and taken out by the police in
season to save their lives.
Salem, Ore., Dec. G. Tho official can
vass of tho vote of Oregon in tho lato
presidential election shows that 07,343
votes were cast, divided as follows: Me
Kinley, 46,711; Bryan, 40,730; Palmer,
079; Levering, 919. McKinlcy's plur
Old T. O. Building
ntJL'FD IMP c
Tho Appropriations the Last Fiscal
Year Amounted to $157,179,656.
Estimates tor ttie Present Fiscal Year Aro
About 81.000,000 Mora Actunl l'oblto
Domain ! Now 1,840,073,587 Acres)
Land Vacant, 000,000,000 Acres.
Wasiii.no ton, Dec G. Secretary of
tho Interior David it. Francis has sub
mitted his annual report to tho presi
dent. 'Iho appropiiation for tho last fiscal
year amounted to SltVr.riO.GXl). The
estimates for the present fiscal year
are about SI, 000,000 more than was
appropriated last year. Tho actual
public domain is now 1,819,072,
687 ticies The public lauds still
vacant umout to over 000,000,000 acres,
not Including Alaska, About 85,720,
751 acres have been pa ton ted to rail
roads, and there aro yet duo railroads
and wagon roads under their grants an
aggregato of 114,730,030 acres. The
total acreage segregated from the pub
lic domain was 040,219,100 ucrcs. Tho
secretary deems it desirable that our
wasto acreage should bo taken up
by actual bcttlors, who should be given
every encouragement, and says If tho
rate of settlement continues in tho fu
turo as In tho past but little vacant
land will bo left in 13 years, lie urges
legislation for the preservation of tho
forests and states and a report will bo
submitted to eongicss by the forc.ty
.commission which has lately returned
from a tour of inspection.
Tho Dos Moines river land grant mat
ter has been adjusted. About SlS'i,b5l
in awards was agreed upon, of 'vhleh
6117,032 has been paid and the re
mainder will bo paid at tho end of this
Secretary Francis calls the attention
of congress to tho necessity of legisla
tion looking to the reclaiming of arid
lands, and says that of the fiOO.OOO.OOO
acres of arid lands, 100,000,000 acres
might bo reclaiuiod by the conservative
use of watir; but it is impossible under
tho laws in operation to cancel the re
claimants of tho arid regious so as to
prevent tho improvident use of water
over which the general government has
No steps havo been taken to mako
allottmcnti. to tho Wichita Indians, as
tho act of congress, left these'totho
discretion of the department.
Regarding the opening of what is
known as tho leased district of tho
Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, which
is now before the court of claims, ho
says that if tho allotments were made
and tho balance of tho land thrown
open before a decision is rendered
upon tho claim of the Choctaws
and Chlckasaws, tho government
would ba placing the Indians upon
land undor an agreement which in
volved tho transfer of a good title and
would also ba throwing open tho land
to settlement, whan in point of fact it
did not have a clear title thereto. lie
recommends that all the Oklahoma
town sito boards bo abolished. .Secre
tary Francis is of tho opinion that the
free use of timber on public lands for
commercial purposes should be discon
tinued. On tho pension question he says tha,t
about 970,073 persons are drawing
about 5140,000,000 per annum in pen
sions and tho branch of the servico
should be conducted with great care
and discretion. He gives a table which
shows that tho total amount paid out
by the government in pensions and the
oost of disbursing tho same during tho
last 31 years was $3,081,317,700, which
lacks only 8340,712,525 90 of being
squal to the high water mark of the
Interest bearing public debt Ho sug
gests a number of amendments of the
Tho-Indians, ho says, now occupy
about 85,000,000 acre3 of laud and these
should bo protected from the sinister
machinations of unscrupulous men.
Ho recommends that the Indian.bureau
should bo conducted by p. commission
of three members, two to bo civilians
of different political parties and one
nn army officer.
Concerning tho bond-aided railroads
tho secretary summari.es tho recom
mendations of his predecessors and the
result of tho litigation.
Ho hns declined to patent lands to
tho Union Pacific railroad or the Cen
tral Pacific railroad except in cases
ivhero it can bo shown that the lands
for which patents are asked have been
Bold to bono fido purchasers. The
Central Pacific railway was on
Juno CO, 1S0G, in default to the
(jovernment to tho extent of S2SS.1 13 -30
on its "bond and hllerest" and its
sinking fund account lie refers to
tho fact that tho act chartering tho
Nicaragua Canal Co. requires tho com
pany to mako a report on tho first
Monday in December in each year u
the secretary of the Interior, to bo ver
ified on oath by its president and .sec
retary. A preliminary statement lias
been submitted by the canal company
showing that no work has been douo
on the canal since August, 1893.
Tho Maritimo Canal Co. entered into
i contract with the Nicaragua Canal
Construction Co. for tho construction
of the canal but that tho latter com
pany became finally embarrnssed in
August, 1S03, and subsequently mado
an assignment of its construction con
tract and all its assots to tho Nicara
gua Co., a corporation chartered by tho
state of ycrmont. Tho latter company
"has not yot found itself in a position
to resume tho work of construction un
der its contract."
Tho secretary wants an extension of
tho building accommodation for hi3
deenrtmant Ho closes his report by
saying: I carncsVTy recommend that
congress take immediate steps looking
to the purchase or condemnation of a
block or moro adjacent or antlglous to
tho interior department building for
tho erection thereof of n structure to
meet the present necessities of nn im
portant branch of the government
which must expand and grow with the
development of tho country's resources.
QOLD AND SILVER
Coined by thu Different Countries of the
World Durlnc the Fiscal Year.
Washington, Dec. B. Tho report oi
JL E. Preston, tho director of tho mint
allows In elaborate details tho opera
tions of tho mints and assay offices
during tho flsoal year 1830, together
with statistics of foreign countries,
relative to tho production, coinage and
monetary conditions of each.
The total coinngo of gold and sliver
by the various countries of tho world
wus as follows:
Gold, 8231,087,438; silver, 8121,010,210;
totals, 8352,097,057. Tho total metallic
stock and uncovered paper in the world
was estimated on January 1, 1890, to
Tho director rocommends that au
thority bo given tho secretary of tho
treasury to havo experiments mado to
dolermlrio the best moans of prevent
ing tho counterfeiting of silver coin
ago. At the prevailing price of silver, the
difference between tho bullion and tho
nominal value of our silver coins is
about 100 per cent, and this constitutes
?. great temptation for the stamping of
puch coins by unscrupulous persons, af
fording them an opportunity to place
in circulation counterfeit silver coins
at about 100 per cent profit as good as
those stamped by tho mints, and which
can not bo distinguished from them,
even by experts.
LICENSE TO KILL.
moral Codo Mny llecnmo a Pnrt of
the. tand of AlHbnmi.
Montgomery, Ala., Dee. 5. Itopre
Bontatlvo Pitts, ono of tho foremost
lawyers in the assembly, introduced a
hill seeking to allow the defense in
eases of homicide or assault with in
tent to kill to produce proof tending to
show cohabitation of tho person as
saulted with a femalo rolativo of the
defendant to the third degree of con
sanguinity, the testimony to bo evi
dence of justification or extenuation
of the offense in the discretion of the
The effect of tho bill will be to li
cense a man to kill tho dcspoller of his
femalo relative. It is urged that tho
law making such homlcido murder Is a
dead letter on tho statute books, and
that the proposed law would enable
the juries of Alabama to ccaso ignor
ing J.hc. written law in order to meet
the ends of justice.
An 080,000 Flro In New Orlemtb.
Ni:w OnLKAxs, Dec. 5. Fire broke
out Saturday morning in the whole
sale grocery stoie of 15. II. Flasholter
& Son, on Tichoupitoulass street near
Natchez, and totally destroyed stock
and building, toss, 850,000; covered
by insurance. Tho fire spread to tho
building occupied by tho J. C. Morris
Co., Limited, dealers in wooden and
willow ware and destroyed it together
with stock. Loss, S7.j,000; covered by
insurance. IHiildings occupied by II.
& 15. Blum and Jacob Mass were also
destroyed and stock partially de
stroyed. The cause of tho fire is not
Train Koubcr Sentenced.
Nevada, Mo., Dec. 5. The first trial
of a train robber in this state since the
passago of the law Inflicting tho death
penalty on this class of crime was con
cluded here when tho jury in the case
of W. 15. Morris, one of a trio of rob
bers who held up a Missouri Pacific
freight train at Nassau Junction, Jan
uary 15 lust, brought in a verdict giv
ing him ten years in the penitentiary.
During the hold-up the conductor,
Trickott, was shot and severely wound
ed. Tho verdict is tho lowest punish
ment under tho law.
Died lit Initiation.
Minnkavoi.ts, Minn., Dec. 5. Chas.
Wetter, of Winthrop, whllo undergo
ing the ceremony of initiation into the
order of the Mystic Shrine, at Masonic
temple, fell dead. Tho services wero
abruptly terminated, and four physi
cians, including the coroner, weio sum
moned. They decided that death was
duo to valvular disease of tho heart.
He was 40 years of age, and proprietor
of a hotel at Winthrop.
Ft il Wret It in Tt-xus.
Ft. Wor.iii, Tex., Dec. 5. A south
bound Santa Fo train was wrecked 25
miles north of here. Fireman Walter
Holman was instantly killed. A brake
man received injury from which ho
died soon after and the engineer was
badly scalded. Obstructions were
placed on tho track and robbery Is be
lieved to have been tho object Blood
hounds havo been sent to tho scene.
Gcutil lluu Ton! to Meet.
PiTTSiiuiiQir, Pa., Dec. G. Tho steel
red pcol will hold a meeting in Now
York city ou December 10 for tho pur
pose of fixing a prle! on rails for
tho coming yeur. There is no dissatis
faction in tho rail pool nnd tho meet
ing will doubtless bo harmonious. A
reduction in tho prices is expected oni
account of tho continued dullness in
tho steel rail trade
IVYatorn Riiou Oltlcla'H Indicted.
Chicago, Dec. 5. Tho grand jury
Saturday voted indictments against
flvo Western Union officials ou tho
charge of aiding and abetting bucket
United Mutes Gunbont 1. lunched.
Hath, Mc Dec. 5. United States
gunboats Vicksburg and Newport wero
launched at 12:40 and 12:53 p. m. Sat
Massacre and Outrage Armeni
ans Near Bitilis.
Two Thousand Children Made Or
phans and 500 Women Widowed.
BtafTatlon Now Stares Them In the Face
Ther Wander tho Stresti Iiecp;lng for
Food and Clothlnc An Appeal
Comes From llltllls for Aid.
Chicago, Dec G. Ilcv. Judson Smith,
secretary of tho American board of
forcicrn missions, who 1ms been in this
city lecturing at tho Union Pari: Theo
logical somlnary, received Friday a
copy of a cablegram which had been
sent tn his ofllco in lloston from
an American resident In Constan
tinople. The messago conveys in
telligence of recent outrages and
massacres of Armenians by Turks
in the villages near Bitilis, and in somo
places remote from thnt city, in which
2,000 children wore mado orphans, nnd
500 women confronted with widow
hood nnd starvation. The message,
which is dated December 1, reads:
"Bitilis appeals on behalf of 2,000
orphans and 500 new widows,
many of thorn in distant homes
where husbands, fathers and brothers
wcro killed before tholr eyes with
dreadful atrocities. They now wan
der In tho streets begging for food and
clothing. 'Iho missionaries entreat ev
ery possible inilucnco to bo used to get
means to enable them to care for tho
unfortunate ones. Urgency is extreme.
Will America sustain?"
Dr. Smith said to a reporter for tho
United Associated Presses, just prior to
his departure Friday night for Boston
on tho Lake Shore limited, that ho had
heard of other trouble in Armenia
thiough liia Constantinople corre
spondent, but had no definite informa
tion He declined to make known tho
naniu of the sender of the abovo dis
patch because the agents of Turkey
here wero always eager to send such
information to Constantinople for use
against the American informant
lly n Hold Dsh. Drlrp thn .SpanUli Out of
Cuitnahacua City Fnrtlnlly Hurned.
Havana, Cuba, Dec. 5. Tho situa
tion across tho bay is very grave. Tho
insurgent forces who have, within tho
last week, several times attacked
Ouanabacoa, which Is directly undor
the guns of Morro castle, Friday made
a bold dash and entered tho town.
Tho resistance of tho garrison was
overcome and the Spanish troops wero
defeated and compelled to flee.
The Insurgents then began their
work of destruction, nnd plied tho
torch in every direction, burning a
largo part of the city. The citizens as
far as possible fled to Havana or to tho
Tho feeling here is-one of great con
cern. Large bodies of troops have
been dispatched by tho government to
dislodgo tho rebels. The firing of tho
combatants was heard here, and the
sight of the red sky, showing tho de
vastation that was in progress, struck
terror into many hearts in tho capital.
Tho strength of the column that en
tered Guauabacoa is not known. If
the government authorities aro aware
of the namo of tho leader they havo
not disclosed it.
Of tho 11111 to I.cg:ill7n I'ool Soiling I'ags
ln During the Coming Session of Con.
Chicago, Doc. 4. Railroad officials
who have been sounding tho sentiment
of United States senators on tho ques
tion of a bill to legalize pooling under
certain i estrictions, such as defined in
the Patterson bill, admit that there is
no prospect of any measure of that
kind passing tho coming short session
nf congress. The railroad companies
aro sorely disappointed, as they had
been counting ou getting favorable
legislation at this session. Now they
will havo to wait at least another year.
Tho opposition of tho scnutors is found
In tho fact that mora pressing matters
of public interest will engross tho
time of congress, and numerous sen
ators, representing states which aro
apposed to the pooling idea, will havo
to go before their constituency for re
election,,, .. .
II is Wojlcr linen Defeated?
Kky Wr.bT, Flu., Dec. 5. Passengers
from Havana Friday night on the
steamer say that a car load of wounded
Spanish soldiers arrived there Friday.
Itwas rumored that most of them camo
from the vicinity of San Christobal and
Candclaria, thcio being ever 500 on tho
train. No statement cou.d bo had a3
as to what battle field they hud como
from, hence their arrival throw Hava
na Into a state of excitement, rumors
prevailing that Weyler had sustained
Fael.Ji) HotHrh to Kcsume.
Lincoln, Nob., Dec. 5. Tho west
Lincoln packing houses which woro
closed down last July will resume
operations on an extensho sealo be
ginning, the first of next week. Tho
revived Industry means employment
for tho winter for many idlu men.
St. Louis, Dec. 5. Ex-Congressman
Cobb, who is recognisv.'d as being close
to tho administration, in an interview
Friday said that congress will recog
nivc tho belligerent rights of tho Cu
bans whether President Cleveland rec
ommends it or not.
Col. John It. l'iiilovB Djlnc.
New Yohic, Doc. 5. Tho condition of
Col. John II. Fellows, who is ill of gas
tritis at his homo, Is worse than nt any
prevlovs timo during his illness. His
death Is expected soon.
A cream of tarter baking powder. Highest,
of all In leavening 6trenRth. Latest United
States Government Food Heport.
KOYAI, I1AK1NO PownElt Co., New York.
Ages, 4 to 8, $2.00.
Ages, 9 to 15. $2.50.
10 and 15 cents.
Pour styles, Leaders.
Ages, 7 to 15,
$3.00 to $5.00.
f Sizes 34 and 35, $6.50.
Were $10 and $12.
? Only havo a few of these
1 fcizes left in these goods.
X A chance for you little
men and big boys if you
A want a real bargain.
EHring in your periodical
Dynnmlto Dick, l'.IU'B tho Dust In Indian
Ohlando, I. T., Dec. 5. A man hunti
thnt has been in progress sinco last!
September, when Bill Doolln and Dick!
Coulson, alias Dynamito Dick, escaped
from the Outhrio jail, ended in an en
counter Fiiday near Kildarc, In which
Dynamito Dick was killed and Don
Cravens, another member of tho gang
of outlaws, was wounded. Tho pur
suing posse camo on the two unexpect
edly near Kildarc about S o'clock Fri
day morning and opened fire.
IVll in Uniting Wnter.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dee. 5. John L.
r.aker, an employe at tho veneer
works, at Massachusetts and Clifford
i venues, fell into a vat of boiling wa
ter up to his neck, and was fatally'
DiughtoiM of Cuui FMr.
Ki:w Yoi-.K, Dec. C Tho Daughters
of Cuba opened a fair at Tuxedo halli
In this city Friday to raise money for,
the relief of wounded and sick Cuban.1
soldiers. Thoro was a largo attend-'
nice with every promiso of getting!
sonsiderablo money for tho struggling-'
Kuiisno ISitnl; Closes Its Doors.
ISaxtlt. Sit.inos, Kan., Dec. 5. Tho
Iiaxter Springs bank closed its doors
Tuesday morning and is now in tho
hands of tho doputy bank commission
er. The statement of assets and lia
bilities can not ba obtained. Tho bank
is hopelessly involved.
lteut His Huby to Deltll.
PiTTsnuT.au, Pa., Dec. 5. Miko Ko
niinskl, a Polander, employed at Car
negie's In Hraddock, beat his flvc-months-old
child to death because its
crying annoyed him. Ho was arrested
and held for murder.
itobued of Mnrtgngo Money.
Akkon, O., Dec. 5. rubbers entered
tho houso of Peter Noy, at Krumroy,
andgotS535, which was toi bo usod in
paying off a mortgage.
l'bat Olllco Itoubed.
AiicimoLD, O., Dec 6. Tho post of
fice at this placo was robbed early
Saturday morning of 400 in stamps
md inonej. '