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Inspires, Strengthens,
Elevates, and Enlightens.
THF ORSFRVER Ent eredatthe Post Offloe at Xenia, O.
lIIC t ia\ as second-class matter
VOLUME 111.
raw ID IHE TOP.
Gen. Buller Gains a Great Strategic
Point After a Hard Battle.
Jhf Lon* Mn*t Have Been Very
Heavy. f»r the Ilritish TroopN
Were li*|»o*ed to tlie Open
Fire of the Enemy.
London, Jan. 25.—The war office
n;i. jus* issued t lie following dispatch
from Spearman's (amp, dated Janu
ary 12:10 a. m.:
••(ion. Warren's troops last night
occupied Spion Kop, surprising the
mjmll garrison, who hod. It has been
1,.|,l I>\ us all day, 1 hough we were
|ic;i\il\ attacked, especially by a very
annoying shell tire.
"I fear our casualties are eonsider
j,hle and 1 have to inform you with
regret that lien. Woodgate was dan
• rmtisly wounded.
‘•(,cii. Warren is of the opinion that
lie has rendered the enemy’s position
untenable. The men are splendid.”
Topography maps show that Spion
Kop is the highest part of a rocky
plateau. Hast ward for eight miles
arc the Mo* r positions along the Tu
g< la. .Northwestward from Spion
Kop the plateau runs gradually up to
a great spur of the Drakensburg.
lien. Muller's infantry, to reach the
shimiiiit of Spion hop, must cross a
iniiurnl glacis Ihree-tpiartcrs of a mile
wide and climb 500 feet up a steep
slope.
Nohody l ore seems to know, not
even the war oflice, what Lord Rob
erts lias done with his large re-en-
map showing British Aran* ,
BOER POSITIONS ABOUT LADYSMITH
{ iii'nts. six thousand
an:n, ‘‘ (l l«i“ arrival at. Cape Tov
luv n,, 'i ft.oou others have droops
Military critics are aP’n. and
Ult « {rood share of these
J° n<> to ’"‘lp 'iett. Duller, and hoping
r , ' I,n a tcu days’ wait l iave
111 sl roiij*- overc :hey ar
'j' The fere 10,000 iff niake
p'l'.and this . *vy tveiplit> ome t,l(i
'" Mstl is excited to (hT°°P s at
•I'lHihrium now existing on the
'J °f operation. itroy the
, !li '‘ »»rifish losses np t/>n *very
- M ' ‘ v QH'i'leil and eaptnrj
p date in
d KASTROUS to STE'
,, "' I 'Vro,.Uo,l AnJ^MERS.
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in \| n! llndly
little aviil
Wash.. j„„. o,L.
' ". v ''rinj's n,^L
i P lmv »son«l went mlhe steara
lo, (i !i Mu ’ r - v ,v »nt. going * that the
■ h :uit * proceeded to/the rocks
/ j''" rn trip she w.ijnorth, but
nash^t n,,;ir llavacs i Ska » wa y*
r ,.., ' u pieces by Ihe * driven on
oit ,ls sav, ‘il himl u; i ps on and
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Do f 1 •' Seattle, seveni t'vo miles
ottaji"! S|, :,:a v - was tot
id it - between Poinfdays over
rom*ll'ni ,ri,i^ot - She heind by the
°tii o' 1 , '' ,u| "as at tin chi St. Mary
j» a , ! / The windfd lost her
I'hor / 1 Ih * u 'ssel had f>r 30 feet
Thini 'ti ,liul " as holt was blow*
to • < V)1 la fire Cityparted two
tau j '■'•‘"iff.side to Win? on by
l " , ' i her safely 2 was 00111-
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OHIO STANDAKtfr
AND OBSERVER.
XENIA AND WILBERFORCE, OHIO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1900.
inp to Gen. Buller’s list, total 8,216
men.
Spearman’s Camp, Jan. 23.-;The
British field artillery and howitzers
shelled the enemy posted on the crest
of the ridge this morning l .
The infantry, under excellent cover,
kept up an effective rifle fire. The
Boers resigned a copje, of whieh the
British infantry took possession,
"hen retiring the enemy sheltered
themselves behind a stone wall on the
slope of the copje, which they held
for hours.
This afternoon they ran t cross the
ravine. The British artillery poured
shrapnel and lyddite into them, and
the infantry took the stone wall.
The British casualty list was small
London, Jan. 25.—A dispatch to
the Times from Spearman’s Camp,
dated Tuesday, 9:30 p. m ., savs:'
Ihe Boeis to-day had more guns
and are prepared to fight almost in
terminably. having entrenched their
ridge, which stretched in an almost
unbroken line from the Drakensburg
many miles eastward. Firing con"
tinned throughout the day. We have
not advance any further, but we
threw up entrenchments during the
night, from behind which the mus
ketry duel continued from exactly
the same position as yesterday.”
Berlin, Jan. 25.—German press tac
ticians are almost unanimously of the
opinion that the situation of the Brit
ish forces around Ladysmith is des
perate. 'I he Berliner Tngeblatt prints
a Brussels special claiming that Sir
( harles Warren has been signally de
feated. A military writer for the
Kreuzzeitung says tlit* movement to
relieve Ladysmith has failed, render
ing the British line of retreat endan
gered.
London, Jan. 25. —A dispateli to the
Daily Mail from Lourenzo Marques,
dated Wednesday, says: *‘lhis morn
ing all passengers booked for the
Transvaal were stopped by govern
ment order, with the exception of the
members of tlie Russian ambulance
corps, who proceeded by special
train.”
Brussels, Jan. 2'>. —Nearly one hun
dred thousand signatures have been
appended to the address promoted
by M. Lejeun and other members of
the Universal Peace Society, asking
President McKinley to mediate, which
will be forwarded to Washington
MONTAGUE WHITE.
He Will Be Received h* the Consul
ar and Diplomatic Representa
tive of the Transvaal.
Washington, Jan. 24.-Montague
White will be received as the consular
and diplomatic representative of the
South African republic.
The state department has formal \
determined upon such action aiu . r.
White has been given an intimation o
this intention. When he gets pioptr y
executed credentials, which are ex
pected within ten days, he wi presen
horn to Secretary Hay and enter upon
his official career. Pending the receipt
of these documents he will maintain a
diplomatic silence and ma«ce no iepre
sentation in behalf of his government.
Washington, Jan. 24-Montague
White, consul general of the ion 1
African republic in London, called at
the state department Tuesday after
noon and had n conference "i eo “
ret ary Hay.
Nfftroe* Will Occupy Bo*c».
Omaha. Neb., Jan. 20.-Colored peo
pie insist on having boxes a e
swell theater. The managers P ro
tested, but ir, the result of a n.oss
meeting had j give iu.
Right and Justic to All; Special Privileges to None.
FACED CIS ACCUSERS.
Brigham H. Roberts, the Mormon,
Defends Himself in the House.
A Co in pro mine I’roponi t ion >|ny || e
Ailop((*d Which Will |]\|icl >| r ,
Roberts By a Twv-Thirdi Vote
Without Seat Imb Him
Washington, Jan. 24. - It was an ora
torical field day in the house over 1 lie
ease of Brigham 11. Roberts, the Mor
mon represental ive from Utah. The
galleries were packed to suffocation,
chiefly with women, and the specta
tors after listening attentively to the
arguments of Mr. Taylor, of Ohio,
anti Mr. Littlefield, of Maine, for the
adoption of the majority and minor
ity reports respectively of the special
committee that investigated the ease,
remained long after nightfall to hear
the impassioned words of the accused
as he faced the house, like an animal
at bay, knowing that every hand was
raised against him.
Mr. Roberts was very adroit in the
handling of his ease and at times ex
ceedingly dramatic. Taking advant
age of the issue raised by the division
in the committee as to the method
of ousting him he appropriated to
himself the argument of the minority
that he was constitutionally entitled
to be sworn in and the argument ol
the majority, that once sworn in, he
could not be expelled. He defended
•he action of the Mormons in fighting
the authority of the United States
•or years, because, lie said, they be
lieved that sentiment would change,
md dramatically stated that in these
Jays he had rather have his flesh
hewn from liis bones than to have te
aounced his religious tenets.
He concluded with ail eio<r tjW -r
-?ralion in which he said he i ic.-.-r
been conscious of a shameful . m
f he was sei?L forth he would
head erect and it It
Mr, Lacey, of w.
fion which lias a proposi-
Itoberls sol .nit 1o expel Mr.
a two-t..irds vote without
,n Svvaim, which "ill have support
stiud tliis may lead to a comprom
ise jfrd'position. Miss Roberts. daugh
ter of Mr. Roberts, was in flic reserv
'd gallery throughout the debate.
Washington, Jan. 25. —The second
Jay’s debate in the house upon the
Roberts case was less dramatic than
the first. The galleries were almost
s crowded, but flic ladies were less
demonstrative. The president’s pas
tor, Rev. Dr. Bristol, sat in the ex
ecutive gallery the greater part of the
afternoon listening to ihe arguments.
Mr. Roberts was not present during
the day. Had he been, lie would have
heard the most scathing excoriation
of the Mormons ever delivered upon
the floor of the house. Mr. Landis, of
Indiana, llie young orator who distin
guished himself during the last con
gress in an oratorical duel with Mr.
Johnson, of his state, won new lau
rels. lie charged lhat Utah had been
admitted to the union as a result of a
Mormon conspiracy, and reviewed the
history of the apostles of the church,
whom lie charged with living in open
and flagrant violation of the statute
against polygamy, to show that they
had basely broken their solemn
pledge to the government.
The other speakers were Messrs.
Powers (rep., Vt.) and Miers (dem.,
ImL), for the majority resolution;
Messrs. Snodgrass (dent., Tenn.) and
Wilson (sil. rep., Idaho), for the mi
nority resolutions; Mr. Lacey (rep
la), for his proposition to expel with
out swearing in, and Mr. ( rmnpacker
(rep., Ind.), for exclusion by a two
thirds majority. The speeches great
ly strengthened the majority resolu
tions, which seemed in danger of (ail
ing after Mr. Littlefield’s speech, and
Chairman Tayler is confident lhat
they will l»e adopted when the house
votes on the subject.
GEN. LAWTON’S REMAINS.
ArmnicemenlN All Made for Trnnn
portlng; Them From Sun I’rnn
clsco Tl.ro.iKh to Wanhiimion.
Washington, Jan. 25.-Arrange
ments have been practically complet
ed for the transportation of the re
mains of Gen. Lawtoq. which are ex
pected to arrive at San Francisco on
the transport Thomas, in a few days,
to this city where the interment is
to be made at the Arlington ceme
tery. The remains of Gen. John A.
Logan, which are on the same ves
sel. are to be taken to Youngstown,
O for interment.
The details of the journey across
the continent are given in a tele
gram received by Quartermaster Gen.
Ludington from Col. Long, the quar
termaster in charge ar San Francisco.
This telegram is as follows:
Stubbs has placed at disposal <»f
Mrs. Lawton and Gen. Sliafter one
double and drawing room ear, and
for Mrs. Logan another similai cai
without cost. Will also furnish gov
ernment one composite car f oi re
mains to be paid for at rate of $
for each day absent from San ran
eiseo. The route will be as follows.
Central. Union Pacific <V Northwest
pr„ to Chicago; thence Halt.more &
Ohio \ia Youngstown to Washington
FIFTY-SIXTH CONGRESS.
First Session.
JVashington. Jan. 18.-Senat«-After the
epenmg of the senate, Mr. Wellington oc
cupied over an hour continuing the debate
on the Philippine question. Tils conten
tion was that the United States should
Permanent possession of the
archipelago, hut after subduing the Insur
rection confer upon the Filipinos the right
to govern themselves, affording them such
protection as they might need. Mr. Teller
his speech on the financial bill
He had not concluded his retnarsk when
lie suspended them for the day.
House—The house passed the senate bill
to extend the powers of the director of
the census after striking out the commit
tee amendment to authorize the director
to contract for extra printing with pri
vate contractors. The whole fight was
HP?" that amendment. The Influence of
h £ |,rir,tpr an ‘l the labor organiza
ttons of the country was employed against
It. and after a lively debate of several
tK,! 1 .. w . h . s overwhelmingly defeated.
J nt publication of the reports of the 12th
census therefore will he made by the pub
lic printer, as in the past.
Washington, Jan. it*- Senate—A resotu-
V on adopted calling upon the presl
uent tor information as to whether any
renrosentative of tiie Transvaal liud an
plied to the l nited States government
for recognition, and if such application
had been made, if it had been accepted,
an<l . if not. why not. On this question
■Mr. Hale, of Maine, said that “The war
which Great Britain is waging is the
must fell blow at human liberty that has
been struck in the century.” He declared
that nine-tenths of the American people
sympathized with the Boers in the pres
ent struggle. Mr. Morgan addressed the
fen ate briefly on the financial bill before
the senate adjourned.
House—The pension appropriation bill,
carrying $145,215,250. was passed by the
house, it was made the vehicle of an at
tack upon the commissioner of pensions
by several members and as a result a
rider was put upon (lie hill by unani
mous conscnl empowering the commis
sioner In Ills discretion to withhold the foes
of attorneys of record in pension cases
where he was satisfied that the attorneys
had not prepart>d the cases under fh<*'r
personal supervision.
Washington, Jan. 20.—Senate—Not in
Session.
House—The reports of the special com
mittee of Investigation in the case of
Brigham 11. Huberts, of Utah, were sm
rented The minority report favors r
lug Mr. Roberts and then expel' *
for polygamous practlees, wboog him
Jorlty report favors exclude* 'be ma
ly. A hill was lntrod>o.mg him entiro
lishment of a Unoticed for the estab
not more th;u<ied States military fort
falls In *rTT 10 miles distant from the
large ae Ohio river at I.mdsvUlo. A
were, uni l*cr of private pension bills
and the rest of the day
devoted to eulogies on the life and
"character of the late I.orcnzo lianforth.
Washington, Jan 22.—Senate—it was
mother dav of oratory In the senate.
Hi,ln business beyond routine being trnns
aited. Mr. l’rltehurd (N. C.). delivered a
lo'.g and carefully prepared address upon
th*» race question in tin* south, his ro
nir.rks addressed particularly
aprMnst the proposed amendment to tno
constitution of North Carolina, which, if
enacted he said, would (listtnnehise a
large class of voters, both white and
hmck. Me was followed by Mr. Turner
(Wash ) in a speech on the Philippine
quest ion in which he arraigned the admin
istration's policy as set out in the presi
dent'.- message.
UoiiSt —Tile house was in session only
4d minutes, and nothing of public Impor
tance was done except to refer to the
speaker for settlement a dispute between
t«;<* appropriations and military affairs
committees over jurisdiction of the esti
metes for appropriations for the manu
facture of small arms at the Rock Island
and Springfield arsenals. A few District
of Columbia bills of minor Importance
wen? passed.
Washington, Jan. 23. —Senate—The com
mittee on privileges and elections made a
report on the Quay case A majority re
port was against seating him. and the
minority advocates giving him the seat.
Nil action was taken. The rest of the day
was devoted entirely to speech-making.
Mi Turner and Mr. R'.«s discussing the
Philippine ijuestion. and Mr. Mcluiery
concluding his speech mi the race ques
tion iu the south.
Mouse—The Roberts ease was the one
subject that occupied the time of tho
house. Arguments were made in favor or
both the majority and minority reports,
nnd then Mr. Roberts defended his posi
tion in a lengthy speech. No action was
taken.
Washington. Jail. 24. —Senate Routine
business occupied the attention of the
senate in a brief session. The resolution
b v Mr IVi • I grew <S. It.), calling upon
the president for information regarding
the treaty entered into with the sultan
of Sulu. was passed. An extended de
bate was precipitated by a conference
report on the census administrative bill,
tail the census committee gained its point
nnd the measure was sent back to con
ference. .
House— The Roberts case occupied the
entire time oT the house, the most of the
speeches being made in favor of the ma
jority report. No ballot was taken.
FIGHTING THE FILIPINOS.
Severn 1 Severe I'ncniutfrii in Wliicli
the l( I‘lm‘lm I.ohJ <i it •(e llenvil>
in K i lle«l mill Won tilled.
Manila, .luu. 25.—A part of tien.
Sell wan’s column, consisting of six
companies witli some artillery, di'oxe
a force of s<>o insurgents from llieir
entrenelimeiits at Fan Diego, near
San Pablo, on Sunday. Tin* enemy
officially reported tliai they lost t»7
Killed and many wounded. Our easn
nlties were one killed and 11 wounded,
the injuries in most instances being
slight.
Another battalion, while executing
n flank movement, came upon a hun
dred other rebels in an entrenched
position and routed lhem, killing 15.
The Americans hud two wounded.
(Jen. Schwan moved against Majay
jnv. Laguna province, on 1 tiesday.
lie found its position almost, impreg
nable. but. by lowering men down
the river banks by ropes, flanked the
enemy and drove them out. A part
of his command proceeded to Santa
Cm/., killing six insurgents.
(Jen. Wheeler and Ids daughter left
on Wednesday on the transport War
ren for San Francisco, \ia Hong Kong
and Guam.
CHINA’S NEW EMPEROR.
Piitnintc. the Yine-Year-Old Son ol
Prince Tnano. Will Ascend the
Throne .Innnary Ul.
Shanghai. .lan. 25.—The North Chi
na Daily News publishes an edict just
signed bv Kniperor Kwangsn appoint
in'’' as emperor in his place rutsing,
the 9-year-old son of Prince Tuano
Tin* new emperor will ascend thf
throne on January »l, ____
INTERESTING STATE NEWS.
THE OHIO LEGISLATURE.
Doing-* of Buckeye Lawninkeri at
Col uni b us—Meant] re* Introduced
and Passed.
Columbus, 0., Jan. 18.—Senate—Bills
were introduced as follows: Providing
that all primary elections shall be held
under the primary system; providing that
where r,o fraud is shown In the omission
of personal property from tax returns the
,J] cr cent - Penalty shall be remitted: pro
viding that no general bills except those
relating to state revenues and appropria
tions shall be introduced in the general
assembly after February 15, and fixing
Monday, March 19, as the date of final ad
journment.
House—ln the house. Representative
Manchester, of Mahoning, introduced a
bill prohibiting, under penalty of fine and
liriDrisonment, the selling, giving or fur
nishing of cigarettes and cigarette wrap-
Jnv. rs w. < i, perf!m,s l,n( ier the age of 21 years,
l ne bill to compel the Dayton Street* Rail
way Co. to furnish conductors on all trol
ley cars was passed almost unanimously.
°- Jan - 19.—Senate—The
Joint resolution that no bills of a general
™™ c , ter be introduced after March 5,
excepting bills pertaining to state reve-
a PP ro Priatlonj, and that the
mo,? a * ure ndJourn sine die April 2, was
mane a special order for next Thursday.
introduced as follows: Taking
commissioner of railroads the
a tJ to say "hen railroad crossings
nper j >Us ’ Hnfl vesting it in city
‘ s iL nd county commissioners; creat
ing, oi e R tate tiro marshal and two
appointed by the governor; j
EF?Y Chattel mortgages shall be
frfl 1 f? r r e si? r d with the county recorder
of the township clerk, and makes
J n ?« rtsa u*’ va *‘l for one year after the
obligation has matured.
T>?°.i 1 ?i e were introduced as follows: I
i!'2 v I t J. lnp \ f ? r f° ur state normal schools
■: nnej;tatp normal college and provid- >
itW, I same; au- |
thorizinrr county ,r ‘ ‘-■ t n depot**
checks and drafts in banks for
providing that notice left at usual place
residence or business shall constitute suffl- ,
cient service wher-.. person absconds; pro- !
hibiting employment ot children under 15
in mines during school term* an d 0 f c hll- !
dren under 13 *t all times. Tw* house
passed Meyer's bill authorizing M, m t- :
pomery county to issue $135,000 in bou&w \
to complete the levee at Dayton.
Columbus, 0., Jan. 22.—Senate-The ses
sion of the senate was a very brief one.
Tli r oe bills were introduced— prohibiting
tne sale or giving away of cigarettes or
cigarette paper under penalty of tor
the lirst offense and *lOO for subsequent
offenses; permitting the Incorporation of
associations for professional purposes;
permitting the officials of any county or
city infirmary In the state to C s>ntrac
with the management of the institution
for'deaf mutes in tht.s city to care tot
their deaf mute inmates at a price not t<
exceed the cost of their maintenance in
the infirmaries from which they come.
House—Bills were introduced as fol
lows: Providing that a mortgage deed of
trust, contract or other obligation that is
a lien on real estate shall, for the pur
pose oi assessment and taxation, be deem
ed as an interest on such real estate; cre
ating the position of state architect, that
officer to be appointed by the governor
ami receive $5,000 a year; prohibiting
pawnbrokers from charging more than b
per cent, per annum; reducing contract
rate of interest from 8 to 6 per cent., and
reducing the legal rate to 5 per cent.
providing that local boards of health
shall disinfect schoolrooms and clean
with proper disinfectants whenever live
cases of contagious disease have occurred
in 30 davs; to amend Section 5659 by pro
viding that confinement in an asylum for
live years shall be a ground for divorce;
to prohibit the sale of cigarettes to per
sons under 21 years of age under penalty
o' tine or imprisonment; prohibiting pay
ment of wages in scrip, checks or other
paper other than cash under penalty of $-5
to $lOO.
Columbus. 0.. Jan. 23.-Senate-The sen
ate passed Senator Mitchell's bill provid
ing for an appropriation of $53,000 for the
expenses of the Shiloh commission with
out a dissenting voice. Representative
McKinnon's bill, providing for the cur
rent expenses of several institutions, was
also passed. Senator Dodge’s resolution
fixing the rate of pay of the assistant
postmaster of the senate at per da>,
was defeated. Senator Archer introduced
his bill providing for a license for out-of
the-state hunters. The senate adjourned
at noon to permit the senate committees
to do their work.
House—Bills were introduced as follows:
Making partial appropriations, aggregat
ing over $700,000, for support of state insti
tutions and departments; providing that
D coroner may officiate in any part of the
county, and repealing the ten-mile limit
ing jurisdiction; requiring, under penalty
of tine of from $2OO to $5OO. the placing of
guards around all dangerous machinery;
authorizing the lease of the bank of the
Ohio canal, from Newark to Buckeye
lake to 'he Columbus. Buckeye Hake &
Newark Traction Co.; authorizing county
commissioners to pay for collection of
historical data; compelling parents to sup
port children who are inmates of public
Institutions, when able.
C olumbus, 0.. Jan. 24.—Senate —A joint
resolution was adopted for the purchase
of 1.000 copies of the St. Clair papers at
$4 per set. Each legislator will have five
sets for distribution. Bills were intro
duced as follows: That county treas
urers shall pav into the police pension
fund money paid by foreign insurance
companies; that an office holder may sell
to the department with which he is not
directiv connected, but not to the one to
which he belongs; that towns and cities
may buv crematories for garbage; that
probate judges shall nominiate members
of boards of elections instead of party
committees.
House —A bill was introduced intended
to make the present arbitration law more
effective bv providing that labor unions
mav designate a representative to act for
employes as arbitrator and that he shall
have power to order striking employes
to return to work for a period of 45 days
pending arbitration. The bill goes a? far
as the constitution permits in making
the acceptance of the services of the ar
bitration commission compulsory on both
sides of labor disputes. Another bill was
Introduced requiring that all clothing con;
tabling shoddv shall be labelled shoddy,
and the per cent, shown by the brand.
(mii Vot Drnir Par*
Columbus. ().. .Tan. 24.—Assistant
Attorney-General Todd lias rendered
an opinion to the prosecuting attor
ney of Marion county which holds
ti nt no county auditor is entitled to
pay for noting' as clerk of the board
of equalization, for indexing voucher
books or for issuing instructions or
material to assessors.
Want Xenia Conrthome re _
Columbus. 0., .Jan. 23.—F' people
ij'pctor Knaub
reived a petition f t~ l house. They
asking that he y* ~lere January
cf the Creen f ‘ n . crow ds, and it
say a t rie’ Jild,n ff * 8 not safe, ;
30 tlu* 4
(In Afro-.lmerican Newspapers
1898-1901. no ..1.9 )
The Conquering Hero is not he
who fights and crushes but
he who reasons and who feels.
A Woman Make* a Desperate At
tempt to Kill Her Brother-la-
Law at fronton, O.
Ironton, 0., Jan. 23.—There came
very near being a tragedy at the C.
& O. ticket office here. Mrs-1 Cora
Hicks, wife of Otto Hicks, a inolder.
j employed at the Foster Stone Co.>
plant, made a desperate attempt to
cut the throat of her brother-in-law,
W. L. Hicks.
She believed the younger Hicks
was attempting to induce her-hus
band to desert her, and she found
her husband and his brother in the
C. Sc 0. ticket office inquiring for
rates to Uoston, Mass. With the re
mark, “You’re buying a ticket, are
you?" she drew a razor, threw one
arm about her brother’s neck, drew
back his head and made a vicious
slash at his throat. He ducked his
head, and the keen blade cut his lip
from cheek to cheek. The woman
attempted to use the razor on others,
who disarmed her, and she was lock
ed up.
HANNA LEASES OFFICES.
The Ohio Senator Evidently Intends
to Take Active Part In the Com
ing Presidential Campaign.
o.,,Jan. 25.—That Senator
n the management 'of"?». actiTe P» r t
V<’ ,ioan th?,'
r-p.%-,1 by ,|, t . "" s Je»r is
'■'"■Abat hc has ">"•«
„ere t;r of * ease<l <he entire
iloK. . erry-Payne build
ing for “politic ~ Purposes.” There
are 25 offices incþ *n the lease.
It is understood thfet a branch of
fice of tlie national committee mar
be established in Cleveland, and Sen
ator Hanna has decided not to refuse
the national chairmanship, which
President McKinley has long urged
him to retain.
CANAL ABANDONMENT.
licsolntlon Introduced In the Legis
lature Declaring the Canals a
Menace to Public Health.
Columbus, 0., Jail. 24. —The attack
on the canal system of Ohio was re
newed in the legislature by Represen
tative Merion introducing a resolu
tion declaring it to b» the sense of
the legislature that they are “No lon
ger a factor in transportation,” and
that they are “A menace to public
health.” The resolution declare In
favor of the gradual abandonment of
♦he canals of the state.
Epidemic of HnfffiliiC*
Columbus, ()., Jan. 24. —An epidem
ic of unauthorized hugging has struck
the city. Director of public safety
Evans has received a number of com
plaints within the last few days from
young ladies to the effect that an un
known man, well disguised, has seized
them late at night and forced them
to submit to his hugging propensity.
The complaints follow close on the
heels of the arrest of Godfrey Smith
for the same offense. Smith’s guilt
is admitted, but it appears that he is
not the only hugger abroad in the
city.
I,amber Dealer* In Seialon.
Cleveland, 0., Jan. 25. lhe Union
Lumber Dealers’ association was in
session here, with 150 Ohio and West
Virginia members present. AH the
members are retailers, and the object
of the meeting waft to discuss the
trading of wholesalers direct with the
consumers. A resolution was adopt
ed recommending that all members
refrain from business dealings with
the wholesalers who are engaged in
this practice.
Cun Still Prantlce Law.
Columbus, 0., Jan. 25. The su
preme court issued a peremptory writ
to Judge Hidy, of Washington C. H.,
ordering him to permit Judge Savage,
of Wilmington, to practice fn. his
court. Judge Savage has been elected
to the bench, and .Tudge Hidy forbade
him to practice under the statute,
pending his assumption of the duties
of the bench. The supreme .court
holds this statute invalid.
Died From a Ballet WomKffpj-
Warren, 0., Jan. 23.—Jt>»(fst.own,
formerly of Warren and*** effects of
died at Pittsburgh (jpaugust by Max
a bullet wound co,|n ty. Latta
Latta, at Bin**?™"** 1 wife. The .
married P^,?J hen L . atta sh °t Riley,
men a. t,,d 80 ,n ■eW-defense.
' d J ur - V reused to ixdict
Wants a Xew Bonnd.ry L.ae.
oledo, 0., Jan. 2.».-C’ounty S,,r
'Yfbster who i 8 Columbus,
' ask Representative Charles F.
'•riffin to introduce a bill to provide
for a re-survey of the state line be
tween Ohio and Michigan. The pres
ent demarcation is said to be very de
fective. J
Price Three Cents
NUMBER 19.
SLASHED AT HIS THROAT.

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