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MARIETTA DAILY LEADER
KOBOE M. COOKR,
JOHS W IiANSLfcV
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FRIDAY, JULY 31, IB9G
Of tho United States.
GAKRI'.TT A. H013ART,
Of Ne& Jersey.
Kepubllcan State Ticket.
For Secretary of State.
CHARLES KINNUT, of Scioto Co.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
MARSHALL J. WILLIAMS, Of Fayette Co.
For Food and Dairy Commissioner,
JOSEPH E. HLACKHURN, of Belmont Co,
For Member Board of Public Works,
FRANK A. UUFrMAN, of Van Wert Co
For Congress, 15th District,
H. f!. VAN VOORHIS, of Musltlncwn Co.
For Probate Judge,
D. R. ROOD, of Belpre.
For Sheriff, .....
JOHN S. MCCALLISTER, Fourth Ward.
W. A. PATTERSON, of AVaterford
JOHN W. ATHEY, Marietta Tow ns p.
JOHN RANDOLPH, Wesley Township.
For Infirmary Dliector.
WM. SCHNAUFFER, Newport Township,
HEAD END COLLISION.
A Had Freight Wreck at Vigo, enr Clill
llcotho. PAnunnsnuHG, July SO. A bad
freight wreck occurred early this
morning on the B. & O. S. W. at Vigo,
a small station a few miles this side of
Chillicothe. Two fast freights, Nos.
97 and SIS, came together while running
at a high rate of speed. Strange to
say none of tho crew on either train
were injured in any way excepting
some slight bruises received from lump
ing from the swiftly moving train.
The wreck is the worst that has oc
curred since last winter when the ser
ies of serious mishaps occurred. Tho
engines were both so badly mashed up
that they will be totally worthless as
they were going at terrific speed when
they came together and they ploughed
right through each other when they
struck. The cars in the train immedi
ately following the engines were
mashed into kindling wood. All trains
have had to transfer around the wreck
all day and it is not thought that the
wreck will be cleared up before to
night. The cause of the wreck is some
what obscure, but it is thought that
the engineer on train No. 97 ib respon
sible for it owning to a misunderstand
ing of orders.
The Ecclesiastical Council, which
met in the chapel of the First Congre
gational Church, July 2Stb, to consider
the resignation of the pastor, unani
mously passed the following resolu
1. That inasmuch as the action to
ward dissolving the pastoral relation
has been taken with due deliberation,
we concur therein
-. That whereas Dr. Dickinson has
for thirteen years been unwearied in
his labors for the kingdom of Christ,
pot only in connection with tho First
phurglt tut also in the other churches
of this vicinity, we hereby express our
isense oi loss in his departur6 and we
cordially commend him to any church
desiring his services as an able, faith
ful and successful servant of the Lord
i a. Wc further specially note with
commendation his valuable services to
the churches in historical research.
4. Furthermore, in view of hisunself
' is!h devotion to the interests of the
church, we suggest that the church
Bhould treat him with due generosity
in respect to the further use of the
(parsonage, and in all other ways.
5: That we trust the church will take
immediate steps to procure another
pastor, who will lead them in aggres-
n aive work for the Master.
i Hnunn nt Clnun
Havoc at Cloustor.
Telegraphic reports of Thursday
evening conveyed intellieence that the
lieayy windstorm which passed oyer
this city shortly after noon had wrought
death and destruction at tho little town
of Glouster, Athens county. Many
buildings were completely demolished
and every structure in the path of the
storm, which was not wide, was more
or less damaged. Several lives are re
ported to haye been lost
The sides and roof of one house con
taining a family of seven persons were
lifted bodily from the foundation and
carried away, none of the inmates be
ing injured. ,
Here's a piece of advice for you, old boy,
, Ere you enter the battle of life :
Should you ever grow vexed on account of
Never don the attire of your wife.
Of man's garment you should always feel
'Tls an honor, and not a disgrace.
And, while onward you plod, you should strive
- to show Ood
That his confidence wasn't misplaced.
J. . S.
, GUIANA'S BOVIANDERS.
'Origin and Soolal Customs of a
Thoy Inhabit tho Disputed Territory Do-
tween Venezuela and IlrltMi Uulnnn
Carlons Admixture of Civilization
and I'rlmltlto Savugory.
ISpcclul Kingston (Jamaica) Letter
ThcGulannboumlnry dispute between
Great Britain and Venezuela has at
tracted considerable attention lo the
wild and practically unknown country
about which It arose. For months past
tho preSs of the United States has
teemed with more or lens descriptive
articles in which the word "llovinmler"
f i equcntly occurs. It teems to be quite
ifreely used without definition, on Ihc
'assumption that the general reader un-
WEDDINQ DRESS REHEARSAL.
derstands the appellation. In point of
'fact, howccr, nine outof tenpeople in
'the states are at a loss to know whether
'it means a bushman, a boatman, aguide
or a trailer for it mightmean either of
'these. In reality the. word implies
either, according as used, but means
The Bo landers of Guiana are a dis
tinct race of half-breeds, descended
from the intermarriage of the original
Dutch colonists with the Indian women
of former generations. There are also
'black Bovianders, descended from the
intermarriage of Indian braes with
runaway slave women, who fled to the
wilderness in the days of slavery; but
these are not nearly so numerous as the
white claws, by whom they are looked
down on. These people inhabit the wide
,and indefinite region now known as the
disputed territory, lying between the
Orinoco and Essequibo, and maintain
ithe freest relations with the native In
dians on one side and the negroes of the
British colony on the other. They are
spread over the whole country, but
their chief settlements are neirer to the
Knglish than the Venezuelan side.
Tn color the Bovianders of Dutch ex
traction are a light brown-yellow,
somewhat fairer than inulattoes, and
with the European, cast of features far
more strongly developed. They are
well formed, and, for the most part,
handsome. The black class are of a
dirty reddish black, flat featured and
ugty. In habit and manner, the white
'is tidy, clean, pleasant and attractive;
'the black slovenly, foul, sycophantic
and repulsive. Their language is Eng
lish, but so full of Indian and Dutch
idioms and variations as to be a sort of
The customs of the Bov lander, like
his language, are an admixture of prim
itive savagery and civilization. In him
socially as well as ethnologicallj' the
European and tho native Indian meet;
and it is often difficult to tell where the
one ends and the other begins. Former
ly the Ik ianders lived their peculiar
life pretty much to themselves, being
but infrequently disturbed by wandering-
explorers. With the opening up of
their country consequent upon Ihe dis
covery of gold, they have lx?en brought
more into immediate touch witJi civ-
'ilizatton, and the dozen or so of years
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THE HYMENEAL PROCESSION.
that have elapsed have wrought quite
an interesting change.
Let us v isit tho Boviander and have a
passing glimpse of him in his home be
yond the first lino of the cataracts
which jprmsjtho natural boundary be
tween .the colony proper nnd Its bock
woods. What we wish to see is how he
combines his inheritance of primitive
customs with tho new Ideas of civilized
life that he has imbibed, and notliing
could bo more apt to the. purpose than a
little experience of my own.
Bunting was .to provhjg us with joat
men to go up the hvef, but on arriving
at his settlement a delay occurred.
Chloe, his daughter, was to bo married,
and all outstanding engagements must
await the event Now Bunting was
a Boviander, and the groom elect was
a white man of local celebrity, a Mr.
Gordon, of Glasgow. Apart from its
annoyanco the incident was a very in
teresting affair. We were fortunate
to be in the nick of time to witness n
full dress (wedding dress) rehearsal,
too. As we approached the Bunting
homestead Miss Chloe emerged onto
the balcony radiant in the best up-to-date
wedding costume, fresh from the
Georgetown milliners. She was a tall,
slender and very pretty girl, and ap-
peared in sharp contrast with her pres
ent surroundings. As she. nunc forth
to exhibit herself there was a rush of
Bovianders, Indians and negroes.
L What a, to-do there was! Such a
shouting and hand clapplngl The pace,
wns tot by an old negro granny, fntntid
jovial, and a younger negro weueh.who
accompanied tho bride, frdm her cham
ber and danced around her whilst the
naked Indians looked an in stolid as
tonishment. The wedding procession
was about to. start for the mission, a few
jnllcs up the river. Whilst the bride
ictlrcd to dolT her finery and prepato
for Uic trip, Bunting explained that he
could not attend to us till next duy, so
v.e decided to Htibniit to the inevitable
and attend at the function.
The hymeneal procession stnrted.con
fclsting of a huge freight bateau, square
ns a packing case, but comfortably
tented for theoccaslon, and half adozen
Indian canoes into which the guest
overflowed from the state barge. Each
boat carried a Hag, and the bateau had
two. Tho scene was ph-nslng as It was
novel, and not too brilliant to outmatch
the vivid sunshine that beat on the
glassy river's ruddy tide and the bewil
dering greens, crlmsoi , white, purpl?
and blue of (he wild foliage and flowers
along the steep banks. Shouts and
song and laughter made the air tremble
and woke the woidland echoes. The
bride and groom Fat together, and so
far from resenting the personal remarks
made about them freely joined in the
jokes and laughter. The procession
momently grew. Every descending
canoe we patsed joined it on tho occu
pants hearing what was up. At each
accession tho blushing bride would clap
her little hands and cry out in pleased
welcome and yes, nnd kiss the groomi
A wedding is rare on the river, and poor
Chloe had no precedents, only the dic
tates of her heart; so judge her mildly-
The little chapel was radiant with
flags and flowers and palm leaves, but
the novelty of tho scene lay in the peo
ple. After dressing up for the cere
lnony.the negro and Boviander women
were something to look at. What with
the unaccustomed boots and corsets,
they could but walk in limps and
breathe in gasps but they were fash
ionably attired, and that was the point.
They smiled, were admired by the men,
nnd what more was to 1k wished?
There followed the wedding feast,
and such a feast ns it was. The for
ests had been ranFacked by Bunting's
Indian relntions. Of fried, boiled, roast
ed and stewed, there was no end; the
THE CATARACTS WERE A MILE OR
meats of deer, labba, acouri, parrots and
other bush fowls steamed along with
all sorts of fish from the river. Of
fruit there were oranges, mangoes,
pineapples and a lotelse. Crowningall,
on the bridal table, stood the. mighty
wedding cake specially ordered from
Georgetown, and flanked with glass
decanters containing wine, and a dozen
or so of cheap porcelain dishes and
plates of assortedipatteras. The wine
was served in tumblers, cups, pans,
calabashes, etc., and tho bride's health,
was formally drunk. All liands then
fell to feasting, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
at the head of the middle table, Bunt
ing and wife at the foot. Those who
could not find room at the tables squat
ted on the floor. A crowd of other
guests did likewise outside. Plates
were scarceand knives iianj. forks
scarcer; nut there was plenty ot banana
bush and no lack of fingers. So tho
The hitches plenty of tliem, too
tame later, after the half-dozen demi
johns of rum began to circulate. The
Indians were the first to be affected.
A wild war-dance broke up Uic festal
groupings, nnd thenceforward it w;as
ev ery man for himself. Gordon wisely
cleared away with his bride, wishing to
catch the falling tide and tho George
town steamer. The orgy that fol
lowed baffles description. Tho curious
mixture of savagery and civilization, of
wedding gowns and nakedness, decan
tcrs and calabashes, plates and plantain
leaves, toasts and swearings, got stirred
to tho dregs, and babbled up into a
pandemonium. Then wo saw the
Boviander at his worst and that is
I will not conveniently Bay, "let us
draw a veil over that orgy." I see n'o
Teason to do so; tha fact, honestly ad
mitted, is that when it got to the pass
of drawn knives, flourished clubs and
flying stones, my companions and I de
termined that discretion was the better
Par ojcuriogity as well as valor arid
we made tracks tor the mission station.
Returning to tlie se ttl erqent after d awn,'
we met a gola Jiggers' "supply canoe,
deeply laden, at'rlft on thecurrentwith
the crew fast asleep. ' They had been
among the volunteer wedding guests,
and had been able to make a morning
start and no more. Tlie cataracts
were a mile or two lelow.
T. P. PORTER.
It Naturally Follows.
Bunting 1 believe it is generally ad
mitted that the face is the index of the
Larkin It is.
Bunting Then tho possession of a
bicycle face proclaims the possession of
mental wheels. Town Topics.
Gonernl Over .S'oiilliurn Ohm mid West
It appears that tho upper Oho Val
loy is not yet through with a remark
able season of destructive storms and
devnstlng floods. During tho past 24
hours the section named has been vis
ited by the most turriflc thunder
storms ever known.
High winds nnd destructive d!s
charges of lightning accompanied the
rains and destroyed much property.
Several barns in Washington county
were struck and some stock killed.
The damage wrought to orchards, crops
and shade trees has been extensive.
The railroads were inconvenienced
by small landslides, grounded wires,
etc., but were not seriously crippled,
Cincinnati .C 4
Cleveland , 4
St. Louis ? II
Boston ' n
New York .- I)
Washington ) 4
Cincinnati 01 ,
Cleveland 55 .
Pittsburg 45. ,
.. S'J 530
.. 311 54
Philadelphia 39 44 470
Brooklyn 38 45 458
Washington 34 45 430
New York 33 49 402
St, Louis 27 58 318
Louisville 21 00 259
MURDERED HIS FAMILY.
W. i:. Hurt, of Austin, Toz., Drowns Ills
Wife in u Clstaru nnd llrnlns Ills Two
Austin, Tex., July 0. One of the
most henious crimes ever committed in
this city was brought to light at 10:30
o'clock Thursduy morning. W. E. Burt,
a member of one of the best and most
respectable families of this city, mur-do-ed
his wife and two children, aged
two and four years, Inst Friday night
and placed the dead bodies in a cistern.
His residence adjoined the business
portion and the foul stench led to an
investigation. He left tho city Satur
day night after committing tho terriblo
deed and informed boveral of the neigh
bors not to drink the water as it was
polluted by a dead cat.
His relatives became alarmed at the
disappearance of his family and when
ho departed something was suspected.
The wife was asleep. He bound her
in a blanket, tied her feet and neck
and diopped her struggling body into
the cistern. Both children had their
brainsknocked out. His brothers have
offered a reward of 8300 for his appre
hension. Old citizens say the crime
was one of the most villainous ever
committed in this section of the coun
try. OVERCOME BY GAS.
Jlerolf Action of n Sinn With u Wooden
PiiTSiiuiton, July 30. Wednesday
evening Peter Warhanic and Samuel
Moody, top fillers at Lucy furnaces,
Fifty-first street, were overcome by a
rush of gas from under the bell. War
banli; fell head first down the mouth
of the furnace, alighting on top of
the boll, which was almost at a white
heat. Moody called for help and himself
attempted to rescue Warbanic. He al
so inhaled tho deadly gas and fell into
the bell. Other workmen came to the
top of the furnace and were discussing
plans of rescue, when John Reynolds,
a one-legged man. jumped down on the
bell and passed tho men up to those
above him. Reynolds was then as
sisted out, and, although almost over
come and badly burned, quietly hob
bled away. Warbanic died within a
few minutes after his rescue, and
Moody can not recover. Reynolds'
heroic action is the talk of Lawrenoe
Date of Uemocratlc'Campalen Opening.
Lincoln, Neb., July 30. Mr. Bryan
was informed officially by telegraph
Wednesday that August 12 had been
selected as the date for the democratic
notification meeting at Madison Squaro
garden, NevyYorj .
&tlll Creeplnc Up.
Washington, July 30. Tho treasury
gold reserve at the close of business
Wednesday stood at 3100,300,701. Tho
day's withdrawals were 5321,000.
They IJon't All Make Money.
Boston, July 30. Tho Boston Dally
Publishing Co., pablishers of the late
Standard, has gone into tho hands of a
Exocutor's Notice of Appointment.
Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned
has been duly appointed and qualified as Ex
ecutor ofthe estate of Chaa. W. Ward, late of
Washington County, Ohio, deceased. I
July3l-3w. J. W. WAim,
SUFFER UNTOLD MISERIES.
ACTS AS A SPECIFIC
Dj Arousing to Health) Action all her Organs.
It causes health to bloom, nnd
i joy to reign throughout the frame.
: ... It Never Falls to Reaulate...
"Mr vlfehai been nndertreatment of lead.'
Ing pDTMcmni toreo toom. witnoni Dene
ifijiriiilnEthrornnatliia nt IlltATlPIKI.I
1 KKM ALB UKO ULATOU the can do ber on a
) ..nnblnp. tnllklniz Anil Wft.Mnir '
i N.8.IJKVAN. Uenderson.Alft.
BKIUFIELD BEGUUT0B CO., IUmU, Ga.
8oW bjr druggliu nt f un pet bottle.
TWICE THE STOCK
And HALF the expenses enables us to make
LOWER prices than any other house in our
line of, business.
While wte guarantee LOWER PRICES on all
Spring stock, we are showing a nice line of Fall
Suits especially in Worsted, Cassimeres and
Our men's all-wool suits at $5.00 to $ 1 0.00,
and pants at $ 1 .00 to $2.00. Cannot be duo-
Remember our SPECIALTIES that can be
found nowhere else in this city.'
. S. R. Van Metre & Oo.s
Wholeaalo CASH CLOTHIERS Retail,
Shirt Waists and Dimity Wrappers
At one-half value. Very pretty styles, and
just what you need this hot weather. Come
quick before they are gone.
JENVEY & ALLEN,
1 68 Front Street,
Tho weather is . tho
and money is somewhat scarce, but
at the Colonial Book Store.
The fact is demonstrated bv the
during these cloudy, depressing
jjicssiun iu uieir leeimgs as uiey
oeuiui enuiis to jiitjut an uemanus in mis line. we nave a large
varietv ofthe best nradesin bulk, and a Rnlondid nssnrtmonf nfnmmii
goods. A special offer 1 lb. of
A fresh line of the latest novels and varied literature, to throw
light upon the financial problem.
Just opened a line of beautiful panels. Come in and see them.
McKinley tops are spinning into favor.
1 53 Colonial Block. Front St.
J. E. VANDERVOORT.
Prepare for the Fruit Season I
Now is tho time you will be wanting' Fruit Jars, and we have them
in abundance, at znost reasonable prices. Call in early, so that when
you are in the midst of putting up fruit your jars will be at hand.
MRS. CHAS. W. HOLZ, 286 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio
Important to Teachers!
A NORMAL SCHOOL
will be opened in the
Marietta High School Building,
Monday, August 3d, 1896,
And continue in session for four weeks.
Instruction in Arithmetic, Geogra
phy, Grammar, History, Civil Govern
ment, Physiology, Orthography, Pen
manship and Pedagogy will be free to
all who are teaching or preparing to
teach. Brlngyour text-books with you.
Those who wish to secure boarding
are requested to write to Martin R. An
drews or W. W. Boyd of Marietta.
The Normah Institute will close with
an examination on Fbidat, August '28th
WANTED---A first-class man to
represent us in each township in the
r.n1itin.n1 Rif.nntinn id hnrlltr wivol
everything is bright and sunshiny
nnmbprs wnn frpnnnnt. tho dnm,
days; who are evidently giving ex-
want writing rAPER. We maije
fine paper and 1 package square en-
C. E. GLINES.
A Full Line in Stock at
Lock Box A,
Marietta P. Q.
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