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YOL. JI. NO. 297
MARIETTA, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1896.
PRICE ONE CENT
Irjk I L JL
In tho Interest of Cuba Sot on
Foot in New York.
Prominent Hen Organize tho Cuban
League of tho United States.
Thl Society 'Will Tu It o No Small Tart In
tlio History of llotlt Countries liiillut-
inont. Secretly Going On In Tcxn
and Other l'arts of tho Country.
New York, Dec. 15. Tho Cuban I
lcaguo of tho United. Statos was form
ally organized in this city Monday ove
nlng. Tho men behind this movement
arc so well known and carry so much
weight that it is beyond a doubt tho
beginning of a movement that will
take no bmall part in tho history of
both countries. Tho meeting organized
with Col. Ethan Allen as president and
tho following as vice presidents: Chas.
A. Dana, ox-Gov. Itoswcll 1'. Flower,
cx-l'ostmaster General Thomas A.
James, Cliauncoy M. Depew, John 11.
Passos, Theodore Koosevclt, ex-Mayor
Thos. A. Gilroy, Geo. Hoadlcy, J. Ed
ward Simmons and C. II. Dcnnison.
Francis Wayland Glen was elected
secretary; Darwin It. James, treasurer,
and the exectivo committee was made
up as follows: John Jacob Astor, Paul
Dana, Gen. Daniel llutterflcld, Col.
Fred D. Grant, Walter Logan, Edwin
Wardman, John C. McGuire, II. C.
Alexander, Constant A. Andrews,
Frank 15. Carpenter, John D. Keily and
Thomas It. Stewart
In opening tho meeting Col. Allen
read this call: "Wo tho undersigned
citizens of this republic, anxious for
tho success of all people for tho civil
and political liberty which this nation
secured more than a century ago and
still enjoys, unite in organizing tho
Cuban league of tho United States
of America. Tho object of this
lcaguo is to sccuro for Cuba
by all lawful, peaceful and honorable
means, the political independence
which her patriots are now endeavor
ing by tremendous sacrifice of treasure
and of life to gain, to encourage them
with our sympathy aud moral support,
and to arouse tho whole nation to de
mand an end of the campaign of mur
der aud destruction in that island.
"Mindful of the help which our
fathers received in a similar struggle,
wo are constrained by a souse of grat
itude to return to Cuba the kind
ness which was given us. It is
apparent to all thoughtful observers
that Spain has not tho power to crush
the Cuban patriots, and therefore the
continuance of tho cruel strugglo in
Cuba can only servo to prolong a sense
of abasement and humiliation in tho
minds of all men who arc coniident
that this republic has the power to end
it and is in honor called npon to do so
for tho highest good of all parties di
This call was snrncd bv all of tho
On aptice. In h few short days, smd also a few nights move, the
largest stockings to be had on the liargain counters will bo hung in a
row on the niautel. (Families that are not already provided with
mantels should buy at once, while the assortment L good) The
mysterious package? that have been hid during the past fw weeks
will come forth, tor
it is tho beautiful custom for each member of tho family to give to
each of tho other members of the family something that they least
expcct.and usually Ict desire, as a token of good will It is also
the -custom of youug'men to go "broke" about this lime of the year
to show their angels how deep their devotion i?. This has occurred
every year at this date, and there will be
This year on account of haul times, Wo have a few suggestions to
make today for tho benefit of tho thousands of ladies who are trying
to find "Eomothing for a man." Don't try to buy him a box of
cigars, unless you can n fluid to buy good ones. Don't buy him a
smoking jacket if ho don't smoke. Don't buy him a diamond pin if
he's hard up. If you've got a husband, don't buy him somothing
And have tho bill sent in for him to pay later on. If you want him
to "brace up," buy him a pair of satin braces If you want him to
blow his own horn, buy him handkTchiofs. If he's a Republican,
buy him a mackintosh or an umbrella for "protection," If you
want to collar him, wo'll help. Ifyouwontto tuggest that you'd
bo willing to "tie" to him, buy him a necktie, and if you've "pinned"
your faith to him, buy him a scarf pin AND BUY 'EM HERE.
Our great Clothing and Furnishing Goods salo will continuo for the
next two weoks, no matter what is tho condition
I he Buckeye,
Cor, Front and Butlor sts.,
men uoove uaineu. utacr prominent
signatures attached to it wcro Gon.
Powell Clayton, A. U. Hepburn, fcilas
11. Dutcher, Gen. C. T. Christcnscn,
Col. II. L. Swords, Collis P. Hunting
ton, Louis Windmuller, Gen. Stewart
L. Woodford, Col. Wm. L. Brown, Gen.
Martin T. McMahon, Hon. Noah Davis,
Warner Miller, Gon. .Howard Carroll,
Dr. A. M. Fernandez do Ybarra,Alonzo
IS. Cornell and about 50 others.
Col. Allen predicted that tho move
ment thus started would becomo his
toric. Secretly Enlisting.
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15. Tho Cuban
situation is the main subject of consid
eration in this section of Texas. There
is almost au unanimous feeling
of public sentiment in favor of tho
patriots. Dallas is tho center of activ
ity. Two secret meetings wero hold
Monday. It is known that enlistments
nro secretly being made. Monday
night tho first departure of men from
north Texas under recent recruiting
was made. Twcnty-threo recruits, di
vided into threo parties, took rail
transportation by different routes for
tho gulf coast, eight for Galves
ton, nine for Now Orleans and
six for Florida. From these points
they will bo furnished means for reach
ing tho island and supplied with best
quality of equipment and abundant
ammunition. Tho feeling hero is in
tense against Spain, as tho belief is
general that Macco's death was tho
work of hired assassins and treachery.
Oitumwa, la., Dec. 15. Tho local mili
tary company passed tho following
Ecsolved by the members of Com
pany G, that wo depreciato tho action
of tho Spanish army in assassinating
Gen. Macco, and bo it further
Ecsolved, that wo pledge ourselves
to uphold any action taken by the
United States government and wo vol
unteer our services, if necessary to
resort to arms, to uphold such action.
Property to tho Amount of 8100,000 De
stroyed at Altoomi, l'n.
Altoona, l'n., Dec. 15. Firo Monday
night, which started in Frank M. Mar
row's dry goods store, destroyed that
building and spread to Turner & Kant
ner, wholesale drugs, Charles A.
Carpenter, wholesale tobacconist,
Post office and Odd Fellows' building,
and damaged tho lilumenthal build
ing, occupied by tho Temple Clothing
Co.; the First national bank; II. S.
Johnson's shoe store; George Fresh's
sporting goods store; M. Mayer, milli
nery; the Altoona Candy Co., and Geo.
Street's store were damaged by fire and
water. Total loss, 8100,000; insurance
An exploding lamp was tho cause.
Judgment Agitlnat JSoh I'ltzjliumons.
San Francisco, Dee. 15. Judge Sea
well Monday granted James F.Carroll,
tho light weight pugilist, a judgment
against Bob Fitzsimmons for 907.40.
Tho claim was for training expenses
in New Orleans many years ago. Fitz
simmons did not defend tho suit.
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Old P. O. Building
Carlisle Not Ready to Issue Gold
In a Letter to a Boston Bank Presi
dent the Secretary Explains Why.
Tho incitement Over tho Kcportfld AsinB-
Blimtlon of Upii Macon Ciuiautt tho Gov-
eminent Otllclnla No Little Anxiety
nnd Are Watching Development!.
Washington-, Dec. 15. Tho follow
ing letter from tho secretary of tho
treasury was made pubUc Monday:
Franklin Haven, Esq.., President Mer
chants' national bank, Boston,
Dhaii Shi: Replying to your favor
of tho '21th of November, written in
behalf of lioston banks, asking for the
issuo of gold certificates under tho
authority granted in Section 12 of tho
utt of July 13, 1883, 1 am not yet pre
pared to give tho necessary order.
After the reserve has onco fallen be
low.St00,000,000, and tho issuo of such
certificates has been stopped, it is not
certain that tho secretary of tho treas
ury, especially in view of existing con
ditions, would be justified in resuming
their rc-issuc. It has been tho
experionco of tho department in
tho past normal increase in tho
gold rcscrvo caused by this exchange
of paper currency, for gold is checked
by tho issuo of gold certificates and in
fact upon various occasions consider
able amounts of gold havo been with
drawn by presentation of notes for re
demption and immediately rcdeposilcd
in exchange for gold certificates.
Moreover, tho house of representatives
of tho 5;!d congress, at its third session
passed a bill discontinuing their
issue entirely and it is the intention of
the department to present tho subject
again at a very early date. As tho
amount of gold reserve is largely de
termined from time to time by tho
available amount of paper in circula
tion, it sue ins inadvisable, at this time
especially, to increase tho volumo of
that currency by the issue of gold cer
tificates. Joii.v (J. Cahmsi.t:,
Government Olllccrs Alort.
Washington, Dec. 10. Tho feeling
that has been aroused throughout the
country by tho reported assassination
of Oeu. Macco is causing the govern
ment oflicials here no little anxiety
and they are watching developments
Tho United Statos will exhaust all
their efforts to preserve its neutrality
engagements and thus estop any claim
for damages emulated by Spain on ac
count of violation of neutrality laws.
It is with this object in view that the
war vessels Newark and Raleigh left
Key Y est Monday. Thoy have gone
to sea to intercept, if possible, the
Three Friends, which is reported to
havo left Fernandino, Fin., bound, it
is alleged, on a filibustering expedi
tion. Mnro Cuban Resolutions.
Wasiiinoiox, Dec. 13. Mr. Wood
man (rep., Ills,), introduced in tho
house Tuesday a joint resolution "di
recting tho president to act in Cuban
affairs" as follows:
Whereas, Tho people of the United
States havo learned with profound sor
row of tho murder of Gen. Antonio
Macco, second in command of the
armies of tho Republic of Cuba, and
the murder of members of His staff by
a detachment of Spanish troops while
Gen Maceo and his stall were keeping
an appointment for conference under
a llag of truce; and
Whereas, Tho war of extermination
carried on by tho Spanish government
against tho Cuban republic, with its
murders, its assassinations, its out
rages of women, its treachery, its
cruelty, being entirely opposed to tho
rules of civilized warfare and a dis
grace to civilization; and
Whereas, The proximity of tho is
land of Cuba to tho United States, and
tho interests and lives of American
citizens being in jeopardy, and tho al
most universal feeling in tho minds of
tho people of tho United States that
such manner of warfare should cease.
Whereas, Tho president having
failed to carry out tho wishes of tho
people of tho United States, as ex
pressed by their senators aud repre
sentatives in congress, but on tho con
trary 'having in his annual message
submitted to congress on tho seventh
day of December, 1S90, given no ade
quate idea of intention to carry out
tho will of the people of tho United
States, but making an argument in
favor of Spanish butchers on tho is
land of Cuba and in support of tho al
leged honor of tho Spanish nation;
Whereas, Tho situation having
reached tho stage where tho honor of
tho United Statos Is at stake, where
tho continuance of ich crimes and
brutalities, within such clos" proxim
ity to our shores, can not bo borne and
especially as tho history of Spanish
military operations gives no precedent
on which to baso a hope of change to
compliance with tho rules of civiliza
tion and of civilized warfares, therefore
Resolved, By tho senate and house of
representatives of tho United States oi
America, in congress assembled, that
tho president bo and ho is hereby di
rected to express to tho government of
Spain, through its authorized otlicials,
Eovcro condemnation of tho methods
of warfaro pursued by its forces in
Cuba, and especially of tho means re
sorted to in tho murder of Gon. Antonio
Resolved, That tho president is here
by directed to recognize tho republic
of Cuba as an independent stato and to
accord said republic of Cuba all tho
rigTits" and privilege In tlto ports and
In tho territory of tho United States,
as are enjoyed by tho most favored na
tions. Resolved, That tho president bo nnd
Is hereby directed to demand from the
government of Spain, through its offi
cial representatives, that all armed
forces of Spain be at onco withdrawn
from tho island of Cuba aud its nnrti
una to take sucli steps as may be nec
essary to enforco such demand.
Tho resolution was referred to tho
committee on foreign affairs.
IllllD Uonitldcred In tho limine.
Wasiii.no ton, Dec. 15. Uy unani
mous consent tho following bills wero
considered: House bill to amend an
act of the Fifty-third congress so us to
reduce from CO to 40 feet tho open
space about government buildings,
passed. Senate bill subjecting vessels
of l!i tons or more, propelled by gas,
naptha or electricity and carrying pas
songcrs for hire lo tho regulations gov
erning steam and sail craft as to in
spection of hulls and boilers and the
employment of pilots, etc., laid over on
Wasiioion, Dec. 15. The senate
has agreed to the houso resolution to
adjourn from December 3J until Jan
At tho suggestion of Senator Vest
(dcm., Mo.) tho sonato committco on
finance Tuesday morning decided to
defer until after tho holidays tho con
sideration of tho nomination of David
R. Francis, of Mibsouri, to bo secre
tary of tho interior.
Tilorffnn'rt K-soliltlou Agreed To.
Wasiiincito:;, Dec. 1") In thu sonato
Tuesday the resolution offered Mon
day, by Mr. Morgan (dem., Ala.) re
questing the president to furnish cop
ies of papers relating to tho condition
of affairs in Cuba, particularly as to
tho Compotito.- case, was taken up anl
Mr. Morgan addressed tho senate on
tho subject. The resolution was
Washington, Doc. 15. Apropos to
the action of the republican majority
of tho committee on ways and means re
garding tariff hearings., Mr. Turner, of
Georgia, Uu ranking member of the
minority, sai 1 that the committee did
not have tho power to formulate a bill
for tho next congress. lie also sug
gested that il current rumors wero to
be credited, tho chairman (Mr. Ding
ley) might better wait until under the
next administration, he might, as sec
retary of the treasury, give advice and
instruction on this subject to those
who will bo asked to legislate upon
Tho I.iureila 13 to ! Ilfcehetl the Suno
ns Any Othor V. -.(.
Mati:id, Dec. 15. Adm. lleranger,
minister of marine, states that the
"mnratimc commander at Valencia
has been ordered to receive the Amer
ican steamer Laurada precisely as he
would any other merchant vessel en
tering that port and to furnish her
witli evory facility for the continua
tion of her voyage."
Should she need supplies the marine
authorities will furnish thorn if pri
vato parties refuse to do so.
Tho admiral hopes, however, that
tho Laurada will avoid Spain, as her
presence at Valencia might cause dis
orders with a view of preventing
which tho cruiser Maria Tcresea and
the gun boat Vulcana are anchored off
A GOOD CATCH.
Albert l'rutlnr, Noted Uurglnr nnil Conn
terfeltir, U.ulcr Atri-it nt Chlcjo.
Chicago, Dee. ,15. One of the three
men who were arrested Saturday night
on suspicion of operating a counterfeit
coin manufactory, was identified Mon
day before United States Commissioner
Foot as Albert Protino, a burglar and
old counterfeiter, who has served terms
in prison at Milwaukee, Columbus, Cin
cinnati and Joliet. IIo gave his name
as W.-'K. Shields, and is also known as
Harry Jackson and Harry Sanders.
He was shot by a policeman hero this
year and beriously wounded. Tho
three prisoners were held to the grand
jury and sent to tho Joliet jail. A
complete counterfeiters' equipment
and bogus coin wcro found in their
A i'.Hnl Outirr 1.
Wii.Ki:siiAitiirc, I'd., Dec. 15. Morris
Pope and J. 11. Keithline, two well
'inown citizens of litis place, got into
i quarrel over family matters Tuesday
morning. During tho excitement of
words and just as thoy were about to
:omo to blows Popo drew a revolver
xnd shot Keithline. As tho latter fell
to the door Pope put the gun to his
own head and blow out his brains.
ICeilhliue, it is balioved, can not re
cover. Insnlvonev Court T.-uv Question.
Coi.u.miius, O., Dec. 15. T. .1. Varloy,
thu statute clerk in the secretary of
state's office, has raised tho question of
tho validity of thu insolvency court
iaw of Hamilton and Cuyahoga coun
ties, on tho grounds that it is a county
,ice,nwl tho term exceeds tho limit for
jounty oCl s three years. Ho holds
that it does not eo..i3 under Section 10,
Article 4, of tho constitution.
l'nlno IVItiiPtMM Go to thn l'cn.
Newi-okt, Ky., Dec. 15. John Sow
mi was given two years, and William
(I. Trustu was given ouo year in the
I penitentiary, Tuesday. They aro tho
false witnesses who cooked up a story
in tho Scott Jackson trial. Tho pris-
) Duers confessod and throw themselves
' sn tho mercy of the court
htotiiu Schooner Overdue
Tacosia, Wash., Dec. 15. Tho steam
schooner Edith, Capt, Edwards, with a.
I jrow ot 33 men aboard, is now nine
lays ovorduo from tho Halibut banks
ff necato souud, and fears aro gntor
tained thut some accident lias befallen
iier owiug to tho severe storms of tho
Are Guarding the Gates of the
City of Tunas.
No Food Can Bo Taken Into the City
From Surrounding Plantations.
Victory Will Soon Crown tho IMTorta of
tho Urny-Ilnlrcd AVnrrlor incipient
ltnlds Aro Matlo by IusurgontA Upon
limitations In Ilanii l'rovtnce.
Key West, Fla., Dec. 15. Tho most
imnortant news received hero Tuesday
from Cuba is the victory which seems
about to crown tho arms of Gome., the
gray-haired warrior, in tho province of
Tunas. Tunas, tho capital of tho prov
ince, is completely surrounded by tho
patriot army, and no food can be taken
through the gates from tho surround
ing plantations. Gen. Lope. Recio is
with Gomez. Itoth aro confident that
tho city can not last much longer
Tho Cuban forces in Tunas recently
had a skirmish with Maj. Aldca, and
captured from him about forty mules,
loaded with iirms and ammunition.
Meantime private messages to Cubans
here, smuggled through from Havana,
stato that Quiutin Bandera and a dare
devil force aro at largo in tho Havana
province, whero thoy aro driving tho
Spanish commanders distracted. Fre
quent raids havo been made upon plan
tations, under tho very noses of tho
Key AVr.ST, Fla., Dec. 15. Tho insur
gent forces operating cast of Havana
nppcar to be steadily advancing west
ward and winning victories as they ad
vance. According to advices received
here GOO insurgents, commanded by
Chico Montiagudo, have performed tho
brilliant feat of taking Placitas, which
is the most important town in Santa
Montiagudo and his men belong to
tho forces under Maximo Gomez, and
they seem to have taken tho town by
surprise. Montiagudo's scouts dis
covered that the Spanish garrison
at Placitas was very careless, and
stated that tho town could be taken by
a sudden dash. Acting on this advice,
Montiaguado approached Placitas
about (! o'clock on tho evening
of December 10, and entered bofore
tho Spaniards were aware that tho
enemy was near. Twenty Spanish
f oldiers who wero on tho main plaza
wero ridden down and put to tho
machete by the Cubans. The remain
der of the garrison retreated to tho
barracks and did not emerge until the
The insurgents held tho town from
0 p. in. until 1 a. m., and sacked nearly
every store in the place, securing an
immense quantity of supplies and a
large sum of money. They also cap
tured tho depot in which the Spaniards
had stored military supplies, securing
2,000 Mauser rifles and 150,000 rounds
Seriously Injured hj the KxploKlon of Dy.
niimlto Cartridges A Strange Affair.
Chicago, Dec. 15. Henry Thompson,
a teamster, living at 20". Grand avenue,
was seriously injured at 10 .o'clock
Tuesday morning by the explosion of
beveral.dyu:iinitc cartridges. Thompson
was driving along Lake street, when in
front of Xos. '-'ST and 23'J, between
Peoria and Sangamon streets, he
noticed an end of bright cop
per wire protruding from tho
sidewalk. He grabbed tho wire and
while attempting to pull it out a loud
explosion took place, completely shat
tering the .sidewalk and hurling
Thompson into the street. When
picked up he was unconscious and
physicians at the county hospital pro
nounce his injuries serious.
The polico are greatly mystified over
tho explosion and aro investigating
tho affair with a view of ascertaining
why tho cartridges were put in such a
Crimed Thirty f) ij-ii.
FliAXKionr, Ky., Dee. 15. Tho court
f appeals has granted tho motion of ;
scott Jaokson s attorneys for ."3 days,
u which to lilo a petition for a re-j
1'irairrs1 l'ultli. !
St. .To3i:i'H, Mo., Dec. 15. Fourteen
"armors of De Kalb county came hero
o consult a hypnotist in the hope of '
unning down a gang of robbers. i
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WE SUGGEST a Sweater
nin hai ihom Pnlnrit
u uuvw .iioiu -uuiuis,
Have reduced all of our $3.00 Hats (ilic "Hawes") fi
to $2.50 for the Holiday trails. &
5tar Qlotrir2 j-loe.
Bring in your Periodical Tickets.
&L $ X - 4;?
A cream of tarter balling powder. Highest
ot all In leavening strenmh. Latest United
btutt Government Kood Keport.
llOYAI, IlAKIKO PowDElt Co., New York.
Kew and Interesting Happenings Wlthla
A FIGHT ON
llctwocn tho Toledo lUictrlc Co. mid tho
Toledo Traction Co.
Toledo, O., Dec. 15. Thero is a
pretty fight on hero between tho first)
mortgage bondholders of tho Toledo
Electric Co. on ono side and tho Toledo
Traction Co. on the other, in which
eastern and Chicago capitalists arc
deeply interested. The movo of tha
Traction Co. to lloat nearly threo mil
lions of bonds in tho oast brought
a report of tho first mortgago bond
holders Monday to press action for tho
appointment of a receiver for tho elec
tric company and an injunction re
straining tho traction company from
using appliances of the general elec
tric company here. A few weeks ago
the stock in the Toledo Electric Co.
was sold to New York parties, who
sold to fleam & Shoal, of Chicago, prin
cipal owners of the Traction Co. Tho
bondholders were not consulted, and
aro now fighting to sao the property
back of tho bonds.
Au injunction lias already been
granted, a motion for the appointment
of a receiver filed, and now tho bond
holders, principally l'oston men, aro
waiting for the court The hearing
will be held as quickly as it can be
The IlrcaMng nC nLimp Starts a Ninety
Thousand Dollar Tire.
Kr.WAr.lv, O., Dec. 15. Firo Monday
evening destroyed property valued at
.90,000. Tho breaking of a lamp in a
t.toro was tho cause. The departments
of Columbus and Zanesville were
called out but the fire was under con
trol before they arrived. The losses
are as follows: The Allison Co.,
20,000: insurance, S'J,000; Kocstring
& Meyers, dry goods, $30,000, insur
ance, 818,000; Mary E. Jones, building,
820,000, insurance not known; tho post
office building was damaged to tho ex
tent of 510,000, but all mail was saved.
Other small damages wero as follows:
3. C. Jones, stores, i-J.OOO; Hotel Wor
den, S2.UO0; Odd Fellow,' hall, $3,000.
The latter was insured for S000.
Ci.Evnr.AJfD, O., Dec. 15. George
Turner, a lake engineer on the steamer
Waverly, of tho Gilbert Hue, was taken
to St. Johns' hospital at 5 o'clock Tues
day morning whore ho died five min
utes afterward, the cause of his death
being morphine poisoning. Turner
was a. single man, -17 years old and
boarded at :15 Uurton street. It is be
lieved that Turner took tho drug witit
suicidal intent. Coroner Arbuekle will
make an investigation.
' To I''lp;ht for Cuba.
Zxi:svir.i.i:, O., Dec. 15. -Tho Ohio
agent of tho New York Cuban junta
was here Monday night and held a se
cret meeting at a room on Main street.
About 50 of tho most enthusiastic sym
pathisers of Cuba wore present and.
tendered thoir services to fight for the
cause. Of these 20 wero accepted and.
will le-vo the city live at a time, ar
riving at tho four points of rendezvous
on the G'llf of Mexico.
Accounts to Ho J'rovod.
WiscuES-iEi:, O., Dec. 15. J. K.
Hrown, an expert accountant, has been
sent hero by Stato Auditor Guilbcrt to
examine tho accounts in the county
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