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WEDNESDAY. DEC. 23, 1800
Evex school boards aro beginning to
tuko action on tho Cuban affair. Over
at Springfield the Hoard of Education
passed resolutions which favor recog
nition of the Cubans, and referring the
same to Congress.
Tons' Y. McKahi:, the political trick
ster, who was sent up for six. years for.
"ballot box crookedness at Gravescnd,
N. Y., three years ago, was refused
pardon by Governor Morton, and the
boss will probably havo to finish his
Tub enterprising Pittsbuag Times
has sent to Cuba one of its best cor
respondents. Mr. Austin Bench. The
gentleman left about three -r'ceks ago,
and has not yet been heard from as ar
riving at his destination. When ho
does tho Times and its patrons will bo
served somo direct and reliable news
from the front.
Ur in Chicago Monday Major McKln-
Jey went out for a walk and was be
sieged on every hand by admiring men,
women and children. He was com
pelled to take a hack to find rest from
tho over zealous hcro-worshiners. One
pretty episode, however, and one that
must have given tho President-elect
much pleasure, was a serenade by
school children, who sang "America"
and other patriotic songs.
GoVEitxon-Ki.KcT PixcinEi: of Michl
gan has hit upon a novel plan to get
rid of the laws that are a dead letter in
his State. To start in the work of ex
purgation he has offered a prize of $25
to the law student of Michigan Univer
sity who will find the greatest number
of unenforced laws on the statute
fcooks. lie will recommend cating
them out of tho statutes.
Trust Pingrce every time for novel
ties. The probable fatal illness of John
Randolph Tucker at Lexington, Va..
recalls the fact that tho gifted Virgin
ian was, with tho eloquent Senator
Hoar, of Massachusetts, one of tho ora
tors at the Marietta centennial celebra
tion some time ago. Although a pro
nounced Democrat Mr. Tucker had in
timate relations with many leading
Republicans during his service in con
gress. This was especially the case
with the late President Garfield, be
tween whom and Mr. Tucker there
were close personal ties. Mr. Tucker
was made one of tho literary executors
of tho martyred president Ohio State
Ohio Cains S2l2,O0O.
Columhus, O., Dec. SI. The Supeme
Court mandate, issued today, ordering
the Western Union Telegraph Comp
any to nay at once to the State and'
counties tho taxes due under the Nich
ols law, means the handing over of
about $212,000, The exact sum can not
be stated unless computation be made
on the basis of the tax rate in each
county. The company is capitalized at
52,000,000. Back taxeb aro due for the
years 1S03 to 1890 inclusive, and the
average rate of taxation in the various
counties for these years is 6lightly over
i!J4 per cent. Of this amount the State
will receive about one-eighth, or $20,
SOD, tho balance going to the county
Tliis payment will be tho first under
the Nichols law, which is a new prin
ciplo of taxation in Ohio. Its essence
is that taxes shall bo levied upon the
actual value of a corporation as repre
sented by its stock capitalization, in
stead of, as heretofore, taxing only tho
plant, which in this instance would
mean principally so many poles and
miles of wire.
Athonn State Hospital.
Tho twenty-third annual report of
the trustees of the Athens State Hospi
tal, filed with the governor the
other day, shows an average daily at
tendance of 610; per capita cost of
maintenance, $129.50, and 105, 113.70
drawn from tho treasury for current
expenses. Of the total of BS'J men and
ilS women under treatment there were
discharged as recovered 01 men and .12
women; as improved, l'.i men and 18
women; unimproved, in men and 12
women. Thirty-seven men and 24
women died during tho year.
Tno Liven Snve'l.
Mrs. Phoebe Thomas, of Junction
City, 111., was told by her doctors bho
had Coi sumption and that there was
no hope for her, but two bottles of Dr.
King's Now Discovery completely cured
her and she says it saved her life. Mr.
Thos. Eggers, 189 Florida St, San
1'Vanelsco, buffered from a dreadful
fold, approaching Consumption, tried
without result everything olso then
Tiought ono bottlo of Dr. King's New
Discovery and in two weeks was cured.
Ho is naturally thankful. It is such
results, of which these nro samples,
that prove tho wonderful cilicacy of
this medicino in Coughs nnd ColdB.
Tree trial bottles at W. H. Styer's Drug
Store. Regular sizo DOc. and $1.00.
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Shall It or Shall It Not Ring
An Ordinance to Reginald ill KicU
Presented to Council.
A limy Session liieailay UveuliifeA. 1
Ofucey mid Other Allllioi li-il tn
Triumrer FrunchUa 10 tliu
.llarluttii Klrctrlu Co.
Couueil met in regular session Tues
day with till members present except
Urenan, liaehinnn, Price and Ridge.
Building permits were granted to
W111. Hite, Lancaster street; C. .1.
Thomas, between Warren and Wash
ington streets, and 10 B. E. Crippem
Lord and Harmar streets.
SupL Thomas Hancock arose to state
that tho Auditorium ushers had gone
on a strike ut tho last entertainment
and that he understood they had quit
by orders of Head Usher Peters. Dr.
Henry moved that a new appointment
of head usher be mado by Council upon
recommendation of Mr. Hancock. Tho
motion prevailed unanimously and Mr,
Hancock recommended tho appoint
ment of Charles Brown, which was
made. Mr. Brown will have the ap
pointmen tof his assistants, under di
rection of the Building committee.
Tho bid of Rudolph Kloybolte & Co.,'
of Cincinnati, who offered 515,121. and
accrued interest for $3,000 worth of
city bonds, was accepted.
The special committee on tho matter
of creating a new ward reported pro
gress and that they would have some
thing definite to present next week.
A resolution granting to A. L. Gracey
and others the right to transfer their
franchises to the Marietta Electric
Company was offered by Mr. Ilech
Mr. J. C. Breuan appeared before
Council, stating that he had been re
quested by Consulting Engineer Eelkcl
of the proposed Ohio River bridgo to
prepare an ordinance granting tho
necessary franchises. Blue prints
were submitted showing the plan
of the railroad approach starting at tho
C. & M. tracks on Seventh street aud
passing on an easy grade out Butler to
Post street, curving south on Post.
The highway and electric road ap
proach leaves Putnam street at the end
of tho Muskingum river bridgo and
runs straight to Post. The ordinance
granting right of way through and
over streets named was objected to by
Mr. Wood on the ground that com
plaints of railroad obstruction of prin
cipal streets are already very numer
ous. Mr. Wood made quite a speech
against tho bridgo being located on
Post street and thought it could be
built much cheaper and easier at Fifth
or Sixth streets. He moved that the
ordinance bo referred to Council as a
committee of the whole, for investiga
tion, which motion prevailed. It was
decided to meet at the Council chamber
Monday evening for consideration of
Engineer Mason reported the total
cost of the Third street paving to be
$31,950.55, the amount of cost per front
foot to be assessed upon abutting prop
erty being $2.1500. Tho assessment or
dinance providing for the payment of
the total amount in 20 semi-annual in
stallments, and for the issue of bonds
of the city in anticipation of tho as
sessments, was submitted and read.
There being but eight members pres
ent the rules could not be suspended in
order to allow the passage of tho ordi
nance. Mr. Price was teleohoned for,
but could not be reached and the ordi
nance went over to the next meeting
for its second reading.
The Engineer submitted an estimate
of $410.39 on the Franklin street sewer
contract. . It appearing that claims for
material used on Mr. Dye's contract to
an amount in excess of $500 had been
certified to the city, tho estimate was
referred back to the City Engineer for
a final estimate.
The Special Committee for the pur
pose reported an ordinance regulating
the erection of wooden and brick build
ings, prohibiting tho former in certain
squares in the business districts, and
fixing a penalty for violations. Under
the ordinance prosecutions are to be
brought by tho Fire Warden.
Mr. Garrison called attention to the
fact that tho Fire Warden in the First
ward is dead and that tho vacancy
should be filled at ones.
Prof. W. W. Boyd appeared before
Council in the interest of tho ladies
who havo been circulating a petitiou
for tho passage of a "curfew ordi
nance". An ordinaucc was submitted
providing that boys and girls under
sixteen years of ago found on tho street
after nine o'clock p. m. should bo com
pelled to give a good account of them
selves or bo taken off the street, the
firo boll to be tapped each night fifteeii
minutes before tho time specified. Prof.
Boyd spoko strongly in favor of tho
ordinance and was ably supplemented
by Rev. E. A. Coil. Tho ordinance
went oyer to the next meeting for r.
second reading. The petitions, which
contained several hundred names, were
placed on file. Upon motion of Garri
son the ordinance was referrrd to a
committeq of Garrison, McClure nnd
Wood for report.
Mr. Itech offered a motion, which
was carried, instructing tho City Com
missioner to notify property owners on
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Upon motion of Mooro D. W. Dye
was allowed $710, boluir tho total esti
mate, less $100 on his sower contract,
all bills ocalnst him now on file with
tho City Clerk to bo paid out of the'
A resolution Instructing thu City
Commissioner to construct n brick side
walk on the West side of upper Third
street ut the expanse of cortalu prop
erty owners, was offered by Dr. Hardy
The usual number of bills woro al
lowo ! and Council mljourneil.
CAME TO SEE A BICYCLE.
Unnoil n llnrao Ranch cnil Win liuslncan
"There goct one cr th" goldnrned
The speaker was n whitc-bcarded
man fully 70 years of n;re and, from his
appearance, evidently a farmer. The
person addressed was 0 younger man.
his hlgh-heoled hoots and red necktie
also denoting- the agriculturist.
I; wan at the Morrison street bridge
and just, before five o'clock in the morn
ing. The gruy night mist had not yet
lifted from the rher, but these tiwo men
had risen from their beds Impelled by
a curiosity to seen bicycle.
"Yes, sir," answered the elder of the
two, In icspone to 11 question, "we're
out ycre on this bridge tor sec a bicycle
'.a critter neither of us has cer seen
nforc. You see, we live in the moun
tains back in Clatekihiic, nnd bicycles
don't come our way.
"We come up the river on the G. W.
Shaver, an' comin' up, George says tcr
me 'Pop, did yer ever bee n bicycle?'
r.n' I had to admit that I hadn't, altho'
I understand th' pesky things are
plenty enough, jtidgin from th figurcn
published in th' papers regard in' th
output of th' factories buildin' them.
But this is th' first time I've bin tcr
town in nigh on 13 years, an' for th' life
of me I hain't recollect seein' one of th'
"So I jest asked th' purser where th'
best place to catch sight of n bicyclei
early in th' mornin' wns in Portland,
an' he told me th' bridge here ahead
of th' steamer. Well, I was that pes
kcrcd to see one that I routed George
out to soon as it was daylight, an' we've
been standin' on this bridge ever since
waitin' fer a bicycle man tcr come
along." Then, turning to his compan
ion, the old man said:
"Well, if I did rout ycr out kinder
early, .ye're the most interested,
"Yer bet 1 am!" George replied; and
t.hcn the younger man went on to tell
what the bicycle had done for thu horse
raiser and farmer. He has a hand of
some 000 horses on tho range and 90
ncrfs of oatt. Vu years ago these
horses would average $23 per head un
broken, and he received GO cents per
bushel for tht oats not used in getting
his horses in condition for market. To
day the horses can hardly be given
away, nnd his oats bring 31 cents. And
this he ascribes to the bicycle.
And iso the two men sat, perched on
the bridge railing, watching, as the
morning grew on, the increased num
ber of bicyclists crossing the bridge
and pouring out. their anathemas on
that "goldnrned thing." the silent. steed.
Young Turks to Itlso.
Berlin, Dec. 21. A dispatch to the
Frankfurt Zeitung from Constantino
ple Monday says that a rising of the
young Turks party is foared there.
The dispatch also says that 50 young
Turk officers havo escaped by fleoing
from tho city, and that a number of
army officers of high rank havo been
taken to tho Yildiz palace to bo tried
Masked Men Itob a Train.
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 21. West
bound passenger train No. 20 on tho
Southern Pacific railway was held up
by three masked men and three money
packages from the express car stolen
at midnight, near Comstock, 28 miles
west of San Antonio.
Thirty-Ulvo Houses Jlurned.
East Bradford, Va., Dec 21. This
place suffered heavily in a fire Mon
day morning. The firo broke out at
2:30 o'clock, and before it was stopped'
35 houses were consumed. Tho loss
will reach S1CO.C0O.
O Id Poople.
Old people who require medicine to
regulate the bowels and kidneys will
find tho true remedy in Electric Bit
ters. This medicine does not stiuulate
and contains no whiskey or other in
toxicant, but acts as a tonic and alter
ative. It acts mildly on tho stomach
and bowels, adding strength and giv
ing tone to tho organs, thereby aiding
Nuture in tho performance of the func
tions. Electric Bitters is an excellent
appetizer and aids digestion. Old peo
ple find it just exactly what they need.
Price fifty cents and $1.00 per bottle at
W. II. Styer's Drug Store.
Harry earing and Delia Palmer,
both of Vincent.
Dallas Horiibby, of l.atrobe, Athens
county, and Bosu Russell, of Fillmore.
George Martin aud Clara Joy, both
Alonzo Lloyd, of Letart. and Minnio
McGraw, of Marietta.
Richard Knox, of Austin, Ills., and
James Jardine, of Elliott, Ills., and
Delia Greene, of Newport
"Other People's Money,'' a refined
comedy which lias heeu such a pro
nounced success inullthoeastoru cities
will bo 6cen at the Auditorium for a
Christmas matinee and night Friday,
The comedy fairly sparkles with wlt
ticms. Tho audiences are kept in con
tinual laughter by tho brilliancy of tho
ropartce in which it abounds, as well
as tho many prevalent ludicrous situ
ations. It is a play which uppeals to
tho intnllnntiinl nnrl linttm nlncena
The company is composed of a list of
vuja ivuuwu jnuyera wuu givo a mas
terly intomrotation of this axpnntlnn.
ally funny comedy.
the South stdq of Qroona's Ro
pair thelf sktaw.tlk.' ' "
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is. liina1 Gage, wife of Ex
Deputy U. S, Marshal,
Columbus, Kan.i says a
"I wns delivered
of TWINS n
less than 20 miu-
1 utcs and with
scarcely nny pain
after using only
two bottles of
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C3rSeiitl.y nrprres or Mull, on reef Inl ."", JPVJS?
SI. OO w bottle, lloolt "10 MOrulSUS"
fi.aUed f mo.
UKADriELD ECGCUTOB CO., ATLINTA, (U.
SOLD 1Y Att DllUQGlSTS.
BUSINESS IJEroltM FLEASUItlC.
Ue had put on his hat, coat and gloves,
and was about to start for the club, to
spend the evening.
"Ilold on!" said he to himself. "I
must kiss my wife befote I go. Busi
ness before pleasure!" Das Kleino
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BBB HIVE STORE
Greatly reduced) prices for tho
next ton days.
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182 Front St. Marietta.
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On account of tlio Christmas ana New Year
Ilolluoys the C. & H. Ky. will sell exchrslou
tlckotH to all points within the territory ot ih
Central l'an.-euyer Coimnltta nt rate ot one
una outs-third the first-class limited fare for the
rouna trip. Tlckots will uu sold ana good go-,
lag Dec. 21, 25 and ill and Jan. 1, good return
lng until Jan. 4 For further information call
on C. & M. Ky, ticket aueuts or address U. V.,
Page, CI. 1. A Cambridge,
T &. O C lilt. It It Holiday Kiitex.
For Christmas and New Years Holidays the
T. & O. O i:xt. It. K. will sell excursloa.tJcltelH
between all stations on Us own Hue at one faro
for the round trip Dec. 21tb and 23th and 31st,
lt90 and January 1st, 1897, good returning un
til January 2nd and to all points In Central
Passenger Committee territory at rata ot ono
aud one third tlrst class limited fare for the
round trip, going limit same as abovo, and
good returning to and including January 4th,
1697. Students tickets limited until January
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f; Or buy your pot horso an d I II
t 'I ut
We are under renewed obligations
to you for another prosperous year
just closing, for which we wish to
SINCERELY THANK YOU.
Your substantial manifestations of
your confidence in us during the last
20 years is a source of great pleasure
to us, and we shall endeavor by our
BEST EFFORTS to merit a continu
ance of your favors.
We have still in stock a great many
Suits, Overcoats, Odd Garments,
Underwear, &c, that we propose to
CLOSE OUT at very LOW PRICES.
Will you kindly give us a call if in
need of anything in our line?
I To Metre
The Old Reliable
Colonial Book Store!
The popular verdict has already been rendered upon our stock, we licnr
on every hand the remark
Such. Beautiful Groods,
Such. "Very Low Prices.
We nave an unusually line lino of new tiiings, neat, pretty, novel and
mostly inexpensive. To enumerate
Panel Piciukes, Bisque "Wake, Celluloid Goods, nn endless line of
Novelties the 13. and II. Lamp in latest patterns the finest stationery
with Heraldic designs.
All the Into and popular hooks, with many old friends in new and at
tractive dress. Hooks are wonderfully cheap, always a desirable gift.
Dr. Dickinson's history of the First Congregational Church would make
11 desirable Christinas ift, we have it.
ClIHISTMAS CAHDS, BOOKLETS, CALENDARS, &C. TllC line of CHILDREN'S
Books and games is very laie, tho books are prettier aud cheaper than
We have what you waiit and many thing you cannot get elsewhere.
We give Periodical Tickets on cash sales.
1 53 Colonial Block, Front St.
J. E. VANDERVOORT. C. E. GLINES.
t I ' FOR CHRISTMAS I
f" v(j. Buy your husband, best follow or brother a ?f llnSl
I I . Beautiful Buggy Kobe. 1 "11
. Elegant Square Blanket. ! '9
I The Best Goods m The City. ' II
I THE NYE HARDWARE GO., I ll
1 70 Front St., - MARIETTA, O. f j if I
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Cash Clothiers, J
It's the assortment of
Capes and Jackets that
makes the showing most
attractive. It's the little
prices 1hat cause the ra
pid selling. It's the time
to buy now before the
best are gone, and the
Jenvey & Allen,
1 68 Front st, Marietta, O
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