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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER!
VOL. IY. 1STO. 50
MARIETTA, OHIO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1898.
PRICE ONE CENT
i l-2c a yd. Lancaster staple apron check Ginghams.
4 l-2c a yd, Stevens' B quality all linen Crash:
3 3-4c a yd. American black and white, Indigo blue and light
4c a yd. Very best dark Standard Calico, Simpson's and others.
Gc a yd. Lonsdale and Fruit of the Loom bleached Muslin.
5c a yd. Alabama checked and striped Shirting.
5c a yd. Extra heavy quality Outing Flannel.
4c a yd Best yard wide, heavy weight Brown Muslin.
5c a pr. Men's extra heavy seamless Socks.
4 1-2 a yd. Good quality full width Canton Flannel.
3c a yd. Black and colored Kid lining Cambric.
4c a yd. Best 27 in. bustle Silk Lining.
Cc each One full roll fine Cotton Batting.
Gc a yd. Good quality fancy bed Ticking
17c a yd. Good quality floor Oil Cloth, new styles.
12c a yd. First quality marble and colored table Oil Cloth.
5c each Men'e fine white hemstitched Handerchiefs.
29c each Men's heavy fleece lined Underwear.
39c each Ladies' heavy fleece lined Union Suits.
10c a pr. Children's all wool ribbed Stockings.
15o a pr. Ladies' all wool ribbed Stockings.
35c a pr. Full 10-4 cotton blankets, good weight.
8c a pr. Ladies' fast black seamless Stockings,
lc each Children's good school Handkerchiofs.
4c a yd. Good quality white India Linen.
25c each 50cOorsets, all sizes, drab and white.
69c each Very heavy, large size bed Comforts.
75c each Ladies' flannelette house "Wrappers.
45c each Men's heavy fast colored working Shirts.
Sc a pr. Men's sast colorek seamless Socks, black and tan.
Special offerings in Muslin Underwear.
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Every article just as advertised.
Paul Prager Company,
New Dry G-oods Store.
NINE LIVES LOST.
All Early Morning Blaze at
Charleston, S. C.
A Tenement House on Church Street
Enveloped in Flames.
Quick YTnrk of Firemen Boon Placed tho
l'lre Under Control, Mat Not Until the
Knlckmeyer uml O'Neill Families on
the Third Floor Were Suffocated.
Charleston, 'S. C, Feb. 20. Nino
ives were lost in a fearful fire which
raged for a short while in Church
street Saturday morning. At 3jl0 a
policeman on duty noticed big sparks
Hying from tho tenement house at-No.
100 Church street. Tho officer found
that a blaze was issuing from one of
tho windows on the first floor. Tho
doors were broken open and tho fam
ily on that floor wor6 rushed out with
out any damage. Somebody yelled
that a family of women were sleoping
on the third floor. The police rushed
up stairs and when they reached the
top story the llfo saving work was
stopped by tho flames which seemed
to be playing over the entire building.
Screams from dying women were
heard, and Officer Bagby rushed In and
pulled out three charred bodies. Tho
quick work of the fire department
checked tho fire and it was soon under
control, but not until nine lives on the
third story had been lost
Tho dead: Mrs. Rebecca Knick
moyer, Albert O'Neal, Caswell 0'Neal,
Josephine Kniokmoyer,17 years of age;
Katie Knicknioyer, 10 years; Lenora
ICnickmeycrv 0 years of age; Francis
Knlckmeyer, 0 years' of age; Lilly
Knickmeyer, 8 years; a baby of Mrs.
Knickmeycr, 1 month old. Mrs. knlck
meyer is the wife of Theodore E.
Knickmoyer, a carpenter.
The La Charopalgne Still Missing.
New York, Feb. 20. Up to 10 o'clock
Saturday morning no additional news
had beon recoived of the overdue
French liner La Champagne. Tho
steamer Paris, which arrived Saturday
morning from Southampton, did not
sight her on her voyage. From the re
port of the Uremerhaven, which sight
ed her a week ago, it was hoped that
La Champagne would put in an ap
To Develop the Spanish Navy.
Madrid, Feb. 20. Tho cabinot has
considered the situation and no inci
dent was reported as altering the
"cordiality of the relations between
Spain and tho United " States," thbugh
the ministers oppressed "regret at tho
passion which has crept into public
opinion during the present Incident."
A million pesetas was voted to develop
Uin now. . .
Monday, Feb. 8
nds Tuesday, March
GOT A LIFE SENTENCE
For Assault Under a Now "Caw Seven Oth
er Indictments Fending.
Chicago, Feb. 20. Fred llubeck, con
victed Thursday of assault and sen
tenced to 20 year3 in tho penitentiary,
has been again convicted on a like
charge, and a jury fixed his punish
ment at life imprisonment in tho peni
tentiary. Rosa Eeget told of the
brutality on tho part of Rubeck which
aroused both court and jury.
Rubeck is tho first prisoner to bo
given a life sentence for this offense
under tho new law. Rubeck was also
under sentence for horse stealing and
seven more indictments arc pending.
Rubeck said he would kill himself be
fore "he would go to prison for life,
and was astonished when ho was hur
ried to Joliet with'a gang of convicts.
HOW OF THEMAINg.
VUlble Supply of Cotton.
New Orleans, Fob. 20, Secretary
Hester, In hid weekly cotton1 statement,
i stimatci the world's visible supply of
cotton at 1,307,214 bales against 4,411,
100 last week and 3,823.3'-'3 last year.
I Of the former amount 4,110,214 bales
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His Wreck ol tbe Maine Is
Nothing New Reported From Court
of lnqulru's Investigation.
In Spite of Sensational Stories There
is No Credible Evidence
Cither Way ns to the Cause of tlio Terrible
Disaster Tho Victim. Already Hurled
Cun Not He Kosttrrtctrd Under I'lio
Years by 1111 Old Spanish Law.
Washington, Feb. 20. In view of
the widely published report that the
harbor of Havana contains a system of
bub-marine inincs, a statement around
which has centered tho chief public
interest in connection with tho disas
ter to the battle ship Maine, Senor Du
Rose, Spanish charge cl'ailairs at
Washington, Friday night made to a
reporter the following statement,
which, coming from such authority,
may bo considered nn otiicial denial:
'I wish to stato on my own official
knowledge that no mine exists insido
or outsido of Havana harbor; nor is
there any sub-marine defense of any
hind. Tho report is so absolutely false
and ridiculous that it could only have
originated in tho minds of those per
sons anxious to incite the evil passions
of both nations for their own miserable
ends. I consider the very suggestion
of such a thing an insult to Spain."
The friends of tho victims of the
Maine disaster have discovered that
they can not have their bodies brought
to this country in cases whero they
have already been interred. This is
duo to the fact that tho Spauish laws
forbid the exhumation of corpses until
the expiration of the period of five
years after burial.
The prohibition had its origin in the
fear of infection from contagious dis
eases. Some applications havo al
ready been made to have bodies
brought to the United States by pri
vate Individuals and they havo en
countered this obstacle.
Whether an effort will be made to
have it removed is not yet apparent.
Havana, Feb. 20. The wreck of the
Maine is slowly butsurely sinkinginto
tho mud. licforc the hull could be
raised It would be necessary to removo
tho guns" and deck debris. For lack of
proper appliances practically nothing
In this line has been accomplished.
Aside from tho officers and cabin ef
fects the salvage thus far has been
pitifully small. Tho cloudy weath
er and rain made the work of
the divers unsatisfactory Friday
and very little was done. It is
said that a hole has beep made
by tho divers In ono of the forward
hatches, and it is hoped that a number
of bodies will bo recovered. The court
of inquiry sat longer than usual Fri
day, tho six dlvors being examined
more in detail than heretofore. Tho
time of the departure of the Mangrove
with tho court for Key West has not
been determined. Capt. Sampson said
Friday that it was doubtful whether
his vessel would sail Saturday; that
all depended on the developments of
Washington, Feb. 20. In spite of
the stories that como from unofficial
sources in Havana as to sensational
developments in connection with the
work of the divers in the Mnlnos
hull, tho administration remains firm
in its statement that there is no
credible evidence one way or the
other as to the causo of the dis
aster and holds to its purpose to await
tho conclusion of tho investigation
now making by the court of inquiry.
This position was emphasized at Fri
day's cabinet meeting. People vho
looked for somo startling announce
ment were disappointed, as the mem
bers without reservation frankly
admitted that the subject of the
loss of the Maine had been dis
cussed, but said the government had
received no information from Havana
since Thursday, and had no intention
of changing its policy until there was
something of subBtauco to warrant it
Tho Spanish legation was equally In
tlie dark as to any of tho discoveries
reported from sources that are not
cited, as was shown by tho message
from Capt. (Jen. Blanco.
Havana, Feb'sb.'i-SenatOr Proctor,
of Vermont, arrived hero Saturday.
He comes on a mission similar to that
of Calhoun last year, and will make a
special investigation of the general
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phone KgSgZ; J?
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uonaittons prevailing in iiavanaanaw
tho island, ns well ns into tho Maine
disaster. Ho expects to remain ten
days or two weeks.
Of Jack Daniel at Lynchburg, Tenn., Seized
l)y tits' novcrnment.
Nashvili.k, Tenn., Feb. 20. Friday
at Lynchburg acting under orders of
United States Collector Nunn, several
officials seized tho immense distillery,
capacity 400 gallons per day, and ware
house of Jack Daniel, ono of tho best
known whisky men in tho state.
Daniel is a man of means,
the distillery is an extensive
one and the seizure is tho largest ever
made in this state. Tho warehouse
contains 3,000 barrels of whisky. Tho
charges ngainst Daniel is the illegal
removal of whisky and the reuse of
stamps. In taxes to the government
this distillery pays about 8100,000 an
nually. No arrests have been re
ported. Utility of First Degree Murder.
Philadelphia, Feb. 20. Alexis
Churkoff was Saturday convicted of
murder in the first degree for the kill
ing of George E. Haas on December 3
last. Haas was, assistant superintend
ent of the S. S. White Dental Co.'s man
ufactory in Frankfort, a suburb of this
city, and ChurkoiT shot him dead as
Haas was on his way homo to dinner.
Churkoff is a Russian and is believed
to bo an anarchist. He had several
times been refused employment at tho
factory and it is supposed killed Haas
on account of his failure to get work.
The defense made a plea of insanity.
To Hunt for 'Wine's Gold uml bllter.
Los Anoeles, Cal., Feb. 20. On the
strength of the statements made by
George Washington, an old Negro,
Isaac C. Critcs, a painter, and a man
named Watkins have started for a
plantation 50 miles southeast of Rich
mond, on Chesapeake bay, Va., to
search for treasure buried by Henry
A. Wise during tho war. Washing
ton was Wise's slave and body servant.
He claims ho helped bury the treasure
and can find it. It consists of three
kegs of gold and silver coins. A son of
Henry Wise, named George, is still
living in Virginia.
Ailm, Hclfrldge's Successor.
"Washington, Feb. 20. After being
pronounced physically unfit for pro
motion by one naval board, too sound
to bo retired by another, and physical
ly,qualifled for promotion by a third
board, Capt. Henry B. Robeson, com
mandant of tho Portsmouth (N. II.)
navy yard, has at last been recom
mended to the president for promotion
and will succeed to the vacancy in the
grade of commodore, to be created by
the retirement this month of Adm.
Ex-Muyor lllce Dead.
' Cleveland, O., Feb. 20. Ex-Mayor
Robert Blee died Saturday of acuto
pneumonia after an illness of only
three days. Ho was 59 years old. Air.
Blee began life as a brakeman on the
Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & St.
Louis railway. He was frequently
promoted, and eventually became gen
eral superintendent of the road. He
was elected mayor of Cleveland on the
democratic ticket in 1S03 and served
Tho Hayes Homestead Levied Upon.
Fremont, O., Feb. 20. The home
stead of tho late ex-president R. 15.
Hayes known as the Spiegel grove
was levied upon by the county sheriff
Friday to satisfy tho judgement ob
tained in common picas court for S5, 000
damages awarded Mrs. Addio M.
Smith of this city. Mrs. Smith was
given a judgment for injuries received
in a runaway caused by a dog on ned
by tho Hayes estate. The costs amount
Student Volunteer Convention.
Cleveland, O., Feb. 20. The
"Money Problem in Christian Mis
sions" was discussed at tho morning
session of the Student Volunteer con
vention Friday. Chairman Mott pre
sided, and devotional exercises were
conducted by Bishop Hargrave, of
Nashville, Tenn., and president of the
Epworth leaguo board of the M. E.
church sou tli.
Klein aen frozen to ueutiu
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 20. The steam
er Noyo, which - arrived here from
Alaska Friday, brings a report that the
British flag has been planted at Sum
mit lake, 14 miles inside of the Amer
ican boundary line and 13 miles from
Skaguay. It is also reported thateight
men havo been frozen to death on tho
trail since obruary 15.
Knocked Out In Twelve llonnds.
Newcastle, Eng., Feb. 25. In a 20
round contest between Will Curlcy, of
Birmingham, and Billy Murphy, tho
Australian, for a purse of SS75 and a
side bet of 8500, nt Gwinette's circus
Friday night, Curloy knocked the
Australian out in 13 rounds.
nig Uuns (or the l-uclllc Coast.
San Fbanoisco, Fob. 20. Two more
big guns, each a ten-inch rifle, have ar
rived from tho east for tho Presidio
fortifications. The guns will be placed
in position with all possible speed in
vlow of tho disquieting rumors preva
lent During tho past six days large
quantities of ammunition havo been
stored in tho magazines at the Presidio
and at Lime Point.
Memphis and Charleston Itoad Sold.
Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 20. The
Memphis & Charleston railroad ex
tending southeast from this city to
Stevenson, Ala., a distance of 200
miles, was sold at public outcry at
noon Saturday. The Southern Rail
road Co. bought tho property at the
upset price of 32,500,000, there being
no other bidders.
Havana, Feb. 20t The excitement
in tho city, growing out of the' Maine
investigation, continues unabated. An
outbreak of some kind, sooner or later,
Says Things Are Looking Much
Better in His Department.
The Public Should Not Bo Under Any
Misapprehension With Regard
To tho Naval Freparatlons of Late Tho
Warlike Movements Havo Mostly Ilcen
the Ordinary Dispositions Which
Are Made from Time, to Time.
Washington, Feb. 20. Secretary
Long enjoyed a sound sleep Friday
night, the first he has had for some
time, and in consequence he felt so
refreshed Saturday morning that he
decided to abandon his proposed ab
sence from tho navy department and
continue at his duties. So he was
early at his desk and in consultation
with Assistant Secretary Roosevelt
and Capt. Crowninshield, chief of the
navigation bureau. As to the outlook
he said he thought things were looking
much better. He said the public ought
not to be under any apprehension
with regard to naval movements; that
so far they had mostly been tho or
dinary dispositions which are mado
from time to time; for instance, the
shipping of guns to New York is to
supply the Chicago and other vessels
which are under reconstruction there,
and they would go in any event. Tho
gun factory at Washington is whero
they arc made, and they arc sent to
various points as the occasion requires.
So too the call for more men, ho said,
is simply tho relval of tho recom
mendation in his annual report.
This statement by the secretary cvl
deLtly was made to allay tho impres
sion caused by the reports of heavy
shipments of guns from the Washing
ton navy yard and other warlike meas
ures. The movements of some of the
warships, such as the Detroit and
Marblchead towards Key West, had
already been shown to have been in
accordance with orders not only mado
but published in the newspapers as
well before the Maine disaster, so that
tho secretary's explanation on this
point is only confirmatory of the state
ments of the subordinate officials of
the navy department.
The telegraph brought news Satur
day morning of tho arrival at Key
West of the two vessels namely, the
Detroit, coming fiom Mobile, where
she was sent to participate in the Mar
di Gras festivities, and the Marblchead,
UNITED STATUS FIXET IN TORTUGA8 BAY.
from Now Orleans, whero she went for
a similar purpose. Tho Detroit is go
ing up to the naval station totako on
coal and both vessels will remain at
tached to the'North Atlantic squadron.
It is again stated jt the navy depart
ment that tho Montgomery, which has
been ordered to 'tlrop down to Key
West from Tampa, where she landed
Cupt Crowninshield, has not, as yet,
received any orders to proceed to Ha
vana and it is not decided yet when
the orders will Issue, if at all.
The house judiciary commltteo has
made a favorable, report on tho Hen
derson bill concerning the jurisdiction
of United States courts.
Tho house committeeman patents has
favorably reported the .sCorliss bill
extending the trademark privileges to
casks, bottles and otherrcceptacles.
Washington, Fob. 20. China has at
last been supplied with a money order
system, and the regulations have been
reported to the stato department by
United States Minister Denby at
PhKBCOTT, Ariz., Feb. 20. Lieut.
Cordler, of tho Cuban army, who is
hero with Capt. Mahoney for tho pur
pose of raising funds to aid tho In
surgent cause, narrowly escaped deuth
at the hands of an assassin. An un
known man took a shot at the lieuten
ant and then fled. Cordler fired two
bhots at the retreating figure but fail
ed to stop the man. Lieut. Cordler
says that a similar attempt was made
on the life of Capt. Mahoney a few
months ago, while they were in. Mon
tana. -xne Detroit Arrives at Hey West.
Key West, Fob. 20. Tho United
States cruiser Detroit, "Capt Dayton,
has arrived here fftim Mobile. She
came up to the wharf to take coal on
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Now and Interesting ITappcnlncs Within
London, O., Fob. 20. Tho body of
Joseph Mulholland, of West Jefferson,
a former wealthy citizen of this coun
ty, was found terribly mangled on the
Fan-handle railroad, eight miles cast
of London, Saturday morning. His
head was found 100 feet from his body
and his remains were frozen to tho
ground. There was a bullet hole in
his head. He had been living with a.
woman for the past year. His wifo
was divorced from bim eight months
ago. Tho case is a very mysterious
The Bribery Investigating Committee.
CoLUJinus, O., Feb. 20. The Ohio
senate bribery investigatingcommitteo
met Friday and examined Manager
Ross, of the local telephone company,,
with regard to calls made and an
swered in connection with Hanna.
headquarters in the Noil house when
he was a candidate for United States
senator. The only new development
was that Maj. Dick settled tho tele
phone bills. Not oven names of con
versationalists by telephone were se
cured. Columbus Uambllng Houses Closed.
CoMJsmuB, O., Fob. 20. Every gam
bling house In tho city was closed Fri
day night, under order of Director
William of tho police department.
The result of a heavy losing at faro by
Jake Weber, tho well known Columbus
sporting man, who refused to pay up.
resulted in every gambling room la
Columbus. being dost""!.
Missing Moy Located.
West Union, O., Feb. 20. In 18S0
Tom Morgan disappeared from his
home at Georgetown and it was
thought that he had been drowned,
near Cincinnati. His father, James
Morgan, haB just received a letter
from him. He is at Brandon, Tex.
Tiro Months Worn of the Legislature.
Columbus, O., Feb 20. The second
month of the session of the Seventy
third general assembly of Ohio has
just closed. Thirty-seven laws have
been ennctvd, 22 local and 15 general.
Four hundred and seven houso and 275
senato bills have been introduced.
Official ISecordi Found lit u Haymonr.
Columbus, O., Feb. 20. Important
official records of Union township,
Ross county, O., which mysteriously
disappeared 12 years ago, were found
Friday afternoon in a hay mow in thla
city by Senator Ilyron Lutz, of Ross
Columbus, O., Fob. 20. It is an
nounced hero now that Congressman
Jesse Overstroet, of the Indianapolis
district, will bo married to Miss Kath
erine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. T.
Crump, of this city, somo time this
Bet Hlin Free.
Middletown, 0 Fob. 20. It was
learned from an authentic source Sat--urday
that Miss Lottlb'PIebler, 'the di
vorced wife of "Kid" MoOoy, received
8800 4n cash from tho fighter for Settlng-
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