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Defiance County Republican Express (Newspaper) - September 19, 1890, Defiance, Ohio Topics of the times. A Choice selection of interesting items. 4, and criticism Rand upon Tho Happy kilns of tile Day ill Mort in i and mown Mote. German Workman Are the worst paid labourers in Europe of this worlds population it is estimated that 250,, go entirely naked. Judge j. I. Smith of fort Worth is Worth $1,000,000. Once to walked from Kentucky to Texas Lee ease he did not have Money enough to pay his fare. The use of India rubber for erasing Pencil Marks was first suggested in or just prior to 1752 by an academician named Magellan a descendent of the great navigator. The Vatican Library at Home contains 50,000 printed books and 25,000 manuscripts. The manuscript form one of the most valuable collections in the world being mostly greek latin and Orienta. To san Francisco examiner says that the fashion of wearing wooden shoes is growing into favor in this country As Well tis in England. By the Aid of machinery a really neat and comfortable wooden shoe can be made so stylish that no Young woman need be ashamed to Wear it on the Street. The worlds Stock of diamonds has increased enormously in the last fifteen years. In 1876 the output of the african mines was about 1,500,000 carats last year it was Over 4,000,000, and the great a a Trust which controls All the principal mines assert that they Havo 16,000,300 carats a in sight a at the present time. A new York newspaper correspondent is the authority for the statement that the erstwhile conspicuous Nellie Bly has been retained by a new York publisher to write serials. The alleged salary would give a touted states supreme court Justice More pocket Money than any one of them is probably laying by from his present stipend. Creosote has been successfully applied As a remedy for the potato disease in Scotland. Every Eye of the seed potato is touched with creosote by Means of a Small camels hair Brush. The product of Nof canoes so treated is almost totally free from disease. Where the creosote is not applied to All the eyes of the seedling the result is partial disease. If too much is used the seed will not germinate. Our country has been invaded by a group of sixteen frenchmen members of Tho Alpine club of Paris who propose to ascend All the Mountain ranges of America. They will first tackle Canada. These gentlemen while they May look a Little store Marle and queer in their typical English tourists garb Are in reality men of science and their society has branches in All the capitals of the meanest Man on record has been discovered again. Ile lives in Arkansas City Ivan. To brought snit against his wife for Alimony alleging that she is a Strong and healthy woman and asked that she lie compelled to support him. The courts have just decided the Case Adverse to him. In its decision the supreme court says there is no Case in the Law books authorizing such a suit that the Domestic relations would have to be readjusted and an obligation cast upon the wife to support the husband before such an action could be maintained. is a negro living in striven county ga., whose Home is a huge log. This log is Twenty feet Long and five feet in diameter. It is divided into three apartments one of which is occupied by the proprietors three hogs. The negro occupies another and the third is filled with Hunting and fishing apparatus. The negro makes his livelihood by Hunting and fishing. His clothes Ara of skins of wild beasts and he lives alone by himself. His two dogs Are the fiercest to be found anywhere. He procures his ammunition by bartering game with the employees aboard the 8a-Vanah River boats and the passengers. The fight at Fredericksburg on dec. 13, 1862, was a bloody one. It lasted All Day Long and at night 27,000 dead and wounded men Lay upon the Battlefield 7,000 of them being Confederate soldiers. The morning after the Battle h. B. Treadwell now a resident of Brunswick and who was a member of the tenth Georgia battalion commanded by major Emeory Bylander of Americus went out on the Battle Field. Near two Federal soldiers who appeared to be father and son he found a razor a razor strap a shaving Brush and a Small piece of soap. These he took and having used up Tho other portion of the outfit still uses the razor when he wants to shave. King Kalakaua the King of the Sandwich islands has made an immense amount of Money by borrowing from other people. This is an easy Way to make Money but the business is Apt to run Down on a Many a hands As he grows old. Kalakaua finds it harder to borrow than he formerly did for he has never been known to pay a Bill a he says he does no to have the Money. To be sure he borrows of one Man to pay another but he unfortunately spends the Money before he gets to the other Man. Kalakaua has had All his real authority taken away from him and is now Only nominally King and possesses no real Sovereign Power. Kapiolani his wife and Queen is More of a Man than he is and most of the praiseworthy deeds of his reign can safely be attributed to a decidedly practical feature of the pension business is the frequency of the marriages Between old soldiers and Young women. An enterprising girl from the poorer classes of Appomattox or one of Tho adjoining counties sends her photograph to the soldiers Home at Hampton va., a Veteran responds and the knot is tied. No less than Twenty such marriages Are reported within a radius of fire Railes of Hampton. There would be in element of Romance in this surrender of the old soldiers to the charms of Beauty if it were not for the purely business nature of the transaction. A Soldier with a pension is a Gold mine and his death which must take place soon in the course of nature leaves Tho Young widow in the enjoyment of his Jension for the remaining years of her life. Large numbers of people emigrate from the government of Kovno to Brazil. Circulars Are being promulgated stating that the brazilian government offers great inducements to immigrant labourers whose age is not above 45 years and especially to married men. Hand craftsmen will find there factories to work at their respect Ive trades at very Liberal salaries. Farmers will get land free and the necessary implements and Means to Start work at once upon arriving. The numerous emigration from Kovno of labourers who Are allured by these circulars is due to the fact that Tho factories of that District have greatly deteriorated of late and farming has become less profitable for want of middlemen to bring produce into Market. A daily paper of Moscow reporting these facts timidly ask s a is this wholesale Deser Tion of a populous and prosperous government due to the stringent application of the Laws against the jews a an excellent feature of German mail service is its package delivery. Tho German mail recently brought me ten pounds of cherries from Hanover and ten pounds of writing material from berlins All for Twenty four cents twelve cents on each package write a correspondent. And another service which i want to see More generally done by Uncle Sam Iii America is the daily Rural mail service such As Germany has. Though i am seven Miles from a railway a German official brings my mail twice daily English and German daily papers and so on. When our american country people Farmers and so on can have free mail delivery daily at their own door they will Road the daily papers keep abreast of Tho prices current and the news and the Young people will be More contented because better informed. Then extend the package Post to the country districts and see How easy it would of to have Reading from circulating libraries and other conveniences from the City for a few Pence. Nothing is More needed by american Farmers than better mail facilities. A a visit to mount Vernon is accompanied b v some Enri a experience these Days a Saki a gentleman who was recently in Washington and wont Down to mount Vernon. A the place has been Given Over to Coney Island practices and you can be relieved of a Nickel or a dime every time you turn around. They have a restaurant no Wand serve a lunch or a incr in one Wing of the Washington mansion the meal being cooked in the old Kitchen. But the funniest thing to me w As a photographer who must have been a Good judge of human nature. You know we Hen there is a crowd anywhere any one Man who Steps out and assumes leadership and directs what shall be done is generally obeyed. This photographer would order everybody to go up on the porch would pose them in front of his camera take their negatives and then demand a Quarter apiece for pictures to he sent to each one by mail. The crowd obeyed him and paid their quarters but i told him i lived in Washington so he play no such game on me and he touched his hat begged my Pardon but kept de foe s famous Story. Everybody has read his a Robinson Crusoe a but How Many Are acquainted with the narrative which suggested the wonderfully interesting tale to de foe de foes Story was published in 1719. A seven years previously there had been published in the journal of a cruising voyage around the world in the ships Duke and dutchess written by capt. Wooden Rogers the commander of the expedition a Man of uncommon tact resource Pluck and executive ability a thorough Seaman and a writer of quaint and vigorous English. This journal contained the record of tile finding of Alexander Selkirk on tile Island of Juan Fernandez and supplied do foe with the idea and with some of tile details of his world famous Story. The Duke and the dutchess were Bristol privateers though at the present Day capt. Rogers and his Motley Crew of adventures would be classed As a gang of pious pirates. The frigates were Well manned and Well armed and gave Chase to every Spanish Galleon that was sighted making Manv prizes in the Pacific of one of which Selkirk was made the commander. Nor did the expedition confine itself to operations on the sea the valiant Rogers venturing ashore with his men for the purpose of sacking the town of buyer. Ile Hun a wife at Homo. A i have a Little Bible at Home a said the bad Man a that in 1803 i wrestled from a sunday school class of Nineteen. I Haven to opened it since and it is As new and clean As the Day i got a bring it Down some Day id like to see it a said his Friend carelessly. Tile next Day the bad Man came into his friends office and throwing a Little half worn out Book on the desk said a there she is old Man but i was a Little wrong about its a i should say so a said the other. A How does it happen that this Little Book is so badly worn when you thought it was clean and All right at Home a a Well a said the bad Man and his voice was a bit husky a the truth of the matter it in be got a Little wife up at the House and a couple of Young ones. They sometimes rummage through my things. A sch in ago he raid. A revolver is no Large weapon but it can he made to cover a very Large Man a by. To. News. Allia Voe Farmers. Their relation with Greenback Cranks. Tho flit in no la open Lim. Swooped Down i in Tho a la in ufos timid ii Moat All Over Tho count and Lnu Lori i sighing up in mom of their of Doe Trines. Simply to or Rno Lover. I hic ago Tribune at the meeting of the Farmers National comm1"? Bluffs last week a platform was adopted according to which the following things arc to be a demanded of Congress they demand the unlimited Coin aah of Silver the abolition of Tho National Hanking Laws the refusal of our National govern ment to extend the Charters of National Banks now in existence and the issuance of full Legal tender Treasury notes in lieu of National Bank notes in sufficient volume to meet the business demands of the country and the constantly increasing demand of Trade. These a a demands Are to in found in Tho platform of every Farmers Alliance which has held a state or county convention. They prove that Tho longhaired wild voiced Greenback Fiat ranks who were disturbing the peace of the country some years ago but who for a while Back had no Chance to air their views have swooped Down on Tho Farmers have taken advantage of their ignorance if political Economy and have become their financial guides Blind leaders of the Blind bound to fall in the ditch together. So Tho National Banks must go. Why because they Issue notes. The amount of their circulation is diminishing steadily and it will soon disappear if they Are left alone and other forms of currency will take its place. A Bill is before Congress authorizing the National Banks to reduce their circulation to a Small sum leaving Only enough to retain their characters. Very few of the Banks desire to have circulating notes As there is no longer any profit in them. Why then do tile alliances want to destroy those solvent and useful institutions is it because the Farmers have lost by these Banks not by their notes certainly for nobody has Ever lost a Dollar in that Way. Is it because they have lost Money deposited in them the percentage of failures of such Banks a been Small and the loss of depositors smaller still. No other Bank system was Ever so Safe and secure. Nor do Farmers As a class put their Money in such inst lotions. They Are More Apt to place it in the Little local concerns which Are smashing and sticking their Farmer depositors All the time. Is it because the business relations Between the National Banks and tile Farmers have. Been unpleasant not at All. They have had no quarrel. Yet he Alliance people want these Banks abolished. Can there be any other reason for it than a wish to Hurt to let merchants and manufacturers whom these institutions accommodate and who do not coins late of them i f the alliances have their Way and damage Ca uselessly their City neighbors by knocking out the National Banks what will they put in their Plair will they allow the commercial and business classes to be consulted or will the Alliance Farmers regulate the business of those classes to suit themselves Why they restore the bad old state Bauk systems with their Rotten fluctuating currency and their Lack of Security for depositors or note holders or must every Man be his own banker and keep his Money in a Crock buried in tiny in a stocking shoved up Tho Chimney then All the Alliance resolutions demand unlimited coinage of Silver and any Quantity More of greenbacks in order to inflate Tho currency to a High degree. Here again is where the Cranks have got in their work on the Alliance people. What would happen actually if this prayer of the agriculturist were granted and Tho currency were to be swelled up with Silver and paper till it equalled the Green backers notions of the a business needs of the country a Tho prices of All manufactured articles where there was no great surplus made would Rise. Tho clothing leather Wear household furniture the farm implements plows reapers mowers wagons Iron utensils glassware etc., bought by Tho Man on the farm would Cost him much More. The inflation of the currency would inflate the Price of All City made goods and wares. But with the products of the soil it would be otherwise. The foreign prices would still Rule their Selling value. Wheat Corn Oats flour pork beef butter lard choose a in Short All surpluses for which this country could not furnish a Home Market would continue Low in Price no higher than the foreign Market which bought the surpluses would give because the Farmer can dispose of those surpluses abroad Only and the prices lie gets for them regulated As they Are he Competition with the world determine Tho Price of All the crop lie soils it borne. Thus the inflation of the currency will not Benefit ins products Whoso Price is lived beyond the Ocean and outside the sphere of inflation but will Render the Cost of the goods he buys much higher than before. Thus currency inflation would damage every Western Farmer. Hence it is seen that if the inflation of Silver and greenbacks were made the Granger would not Benefit thereby. He would get no More for his products while in would have to pay dearer on account of til inflation for All the tilings he got in Exchange for his stuff. The measure which he thinks would be. Tile making of him would Cut his Throat while Tho City people would not suffer from it. For they would get More farm articles in Exchange for their wares. Tho manufacturer would be sheltered from evil effects for As a general thing to has not used the full measure of ids Tariff Protection has sold goods below Tariff Price but with an inflation of the currency he would take advantage of every Inch of that Tariff Wall and charge up to the top of it. What is tile matter of the Alliance people that they cannot use their own common sense and their own reasoning Powers Why do they pick out As their guides demagogue Jack lawyers on the one hand and Long haired Fiat Cranks on the other who Are leading them straight to tile deepest Depths of Folly if they Brush away these bats and screech owls that arc flying about them and do their own thinking they May make blunders All men do but they will not to guilty of this supreme and howling Folly of demanding that Congress do something the necessary effect of which would be to make their condition far worse than it is now. An educational Effort. Sioux City daily times a keen Washington correspondent observes that the democratic filibustering on the Tariff Lins simply resulted in lumbering up Tim congressional record with Over 3,000,000 words of a so called debate. And Tho consumption of two months time at an enormous expense to the people. Not a single vote has been chanced in the Senate. Or plumb has stated that in his speeches. Or. Vest has said the same thing. The Bill has not been altered in one important particular. It is precisely what tilt finance committee made it. No amendment has been added excepting with its consent. Then where it is asked is the gain to offset the enormous loss a ooh a or. Gorman says a it has had an educational yes some of the democratic senators Havo been getting a Little Tariff information at enormous Public expense or. Mcpherson a Learned a Little for example. On Friday last he made an Abl argument on the Wool question Hassid on the fact that in 1867 there Ware 42,000,0i� sheep ill till United states and Only 42,509,079 in is. It was with considerable difficulty that lie could lie convinced that he was in too too out of the Way in ii in figures but he was finally obliged to admit his error Bough it did destroy ii is argument. This kind of education has been going on in th1 Senate every it Lay. Hut it is expensive business for Tho Public. Otherwise Hie democrats have gone Over exactly the same ground they covered at the last session. Or. Vest and or. Mcpherson Modo the Quot am arguments and largely word for word on the Salt question last week that they made at the last session and or. Carlisle went Over Tho same ground on the Wool question. A Republican Farmers advice. Alexandria s. D., Herald Farmers i wish to give you a Little Square talk about Hie Republican party. Of you Are an Independent done to shrug your shoulders and go through this at a rate which would kick dust into the eyes of a Comet. Now i wish to state what you have before been told Many times Viz that Farmers have taken a hand in politics. Not the Fine italian hand of the banker or contractor but the Strong steady hand of right. The Alliance is instituted in Twenty five states and thirty states have Granges of patrons of husbandry. In the Southern states the Alliance is very Strong and is striving to control state and congressional offices. In Western states there Are also indications that they desirous of political control and dictation. Wily is this so they have in very Many respects a just cause for complaint. In the political makeup of tickets they have been neglected or fooled their interests have not been so keenly looked after As have the interests of of in r classes. Consequently you seek redress in strictly class politics. The Rock on which Farmers movements have always split is the Strong partisan element. In their frenzy for Justice they allow men to Lead them who seek Only for self aggrandizement or Are but Tho tools of monopolies an organized gang of robbers whose deeds would bring the Blush of shame to Tho Chook of a Missouri train wrecker. A Man broken and discouraged by hard work continual crop failures the extortionate demands of tile usurer when forced by dire necessity to apply to him for Money is no equal match for the Subtile mind of Tho Vlf Ian who seeks leadership or control of the Farmers movements. Beware of he partisan feeling beware of the partisan leaders. They can nearly always be bought and sold. Til hand of Tho Farmer is hardened by toil and his brow furrowed by wrong and sorrow. It is no wonder they seek redress by Means of an Independent party. How Many years did the Republican party serve faithfully and Well it Lias Bro Slid in the past few years did you always do right but the Noble spirit which caused its birth has again awakened and no Man he lie Rich or poor shall say my party has forsaken my and i suffer. It is a Well known fact that All legislation is a Compromise. In Tho history of our country you can count on your fingers the Hills which have been passed just As they were introduced. Thus the Farmer for any other member of this great National family can or should expect strict cd ass legislation. Class legislation Conte ins a deadly Poison in that Laws which entirely favor one certain class Are an Clement detrimental to some other. A of these brunches or classes have their representatives in Congress. These representatives As is natural and right. Strive for the betterment of their constituents and they Are expected to doctor a Bill until is objectionable features Are eliminated. However Tho Farmers have of late been getting the worst of it. They have had no representatives or worse still those they did have worn bought by Wall Street or had no t ack Bone. Therefore these Farmers movements Are no Surprise. Knowing that the Farmer needs legislation favourable to them yet i differ from the independents in thinking a third party is necessary. Look at the record made by a Republican Congress this year and then say whether or not the grand old party is endeavouring to fulfil its pledges. File admit ration customs Bill has been i passed by both branches and has become a Law. Tho same is True of the antitrust Bill and the Battle ship Bill. Idaho and Wyoming have been added to the sisterhood of states. The passage of the dependent pension Bill fulfils the Promise made to the veterans. The Silver Bill has been passed and is the solution of one of Tho most difficult problems the party Lias had to Deal with. The More that measure is scrutinized t he clearer it is t Bat it was the Wisest possible solution under All circumstances. The Senate has passed the tonnage Bounty Hill Anco the postal subsidy Bill. The House the Federal election Hill. Is this not a record for seven months and does it not loom up giant like in comparison to the record of other congresses is it not and indication that the Republican party is striving to do right and better the condition of All classes of Mankind we von desert it now when it most need your assistance to keep in the straight and narrow Way never. American made Linen. Sioux City daily times Tun claims of the free traders of America Are generally so astounding in their Assurance and effrontery As to have a paralysing effect upon detailed assertion of the truth. It is the aim and design of Cobden club disciples in America to take an obvious fact and by Cool and bold statement to Tho contrary attempt to Blind the Public. The design of the protective system of America is to protect the people in their endeavours to build up manufactures and to maintain the handsome wages which Are paid american workmen. The protective system honestly and judiciously applied is the greatest Boon to workingmen found in the volumes of economic history. The aim of the Cobden club free Trade democrats is to make the opposite appear. In the bitter discussion of various items in the Mckinley Tariff Bill for instance the matter of duties on linens has been taken up by democrats with the Cool assertion that an increase of such duty is merely for the Benefit of monopolist manufacturers and of the Rich who Are a clothed in purple and Fine Linen. The Brazen and designing falsity of this position May be shown in a Hundred different ways but in none better than by a review of a communication to a recent number of the dry goods chronicle signed in which it is shown that tile Cost of labor in the Linen Trade of Ireland is about one third of the whole Cost of production. Hence it needs from 25 to 35 per cent above the present protective duty on raw material Here to enable us to equalize the wages Between factory operatives in Ireland and in this country. A duty of 830 per ton on flax is equal to about 25 per cent duty on linens but As proposed in the Bill before Congress go per cent and 65 per cent is placed on manufactured linens in which Case we would be Able to compete successfully with imported linens. At present raw silk is admitted free of duty with 50 per cent on manufactured Silks while flax pays a duty of $30 it Ion Lii h make s the duty on a tap of Actu red Lions fess than on Silks Tim Mckinley Dill proposes to rectify this unjust Dis-ullin1 nation in favor at one Artiel of textile manufacture against the other i ruler the proposed duty adjustment on liners we have Hie Assurance from prac to Al Irish manufacturers that they will no Brager to Able to Supply our wants unless they transplant their business to this ride of the water and it u no secret that some of them Havo e m Here for some time with the View of negotiating for goo Sites on which to erect Linen Mills tin moment the Mckinley Bill is passed. It is important for them to secure sights convenient to where the flax grows and no doubt Minneapolis minn., will be chosen As the favored so get for the first Linen Mill that will be erected under the new regime. But if we Arn to import flax to push business at once on a Large scale it is not unlikely that Mills will be erected within ten or fifteen Miles of new York on flu Jersey roast or wherever Good soft water can be obtained adapted to Retting the flax. This roiling process and cutting system have been two great stumbling blocks hitherto toward the establishment of the Linen Industry Here and if we Are rightly informed modern science has discovered a Way of Retting flax Roro expeditiously without in any Way injuring the fib Erand with greater Economy than is re required by the old process and if it is found to work Well in practice then to shall have made a Long stride Forward. Objections Havo often been raised against our hot Summers and cold Winters As impediments to the successful growth of flax and of gathering it at an opportune season but Russia is a great flax growing country and there in Tho same late tilde heat and cold prevail As intensely As in the United states. It takes 20,000 looms to produce the linens that Aro at present consumed in the United states and yet there Aro Only 400, or at Best 500, looms actually working or making Good of this class in Ireland now. If this Trade could be kept at Home it would employ Between 30,000 and 40,000 people and be a so Arco of great wealth to our country. The efforts a of the free Trade missionaries have lately been especially directed among Tho Farmers of Tho Northwest and it is confidently claimed that the people of the West Aro against a Tariff which they regard As almost wholly for the Benefit of Hie East. But by this showing it May to seen that the West will be Tho great beneficiary of an increased duty on linens. This is Tho flax growing country and it is Here that i great Linen Mills of America will to built. Not a fair shake. Salt Lake Tribune the con Lier Jon Mal prints the following if Mexico were to suddenly Annex itself to tile United states. Senator Teller s 50,000 miners would starve it is Plain that we must never let Mexico become a part of the United states. Of no we do not want any part of Mexico annexed but if it were to to to could manage it. There would be some More land to cultivate some More mines to open some great cities to be built. A contingent of our own miners would go there establish miners unions compel mexicans to work with pantaloons on and to Send their children to school. There would not any of Tho Money Corno Here. It would All be needed there for improvements the thrill of a new life would pass through that country and what was done in California by Tho argonauts would be repeated there. Because the Farmer does not want the Mongrel Stock of his shiftless neighbor to break through the fences and mix with his own is not a sign that if he owned the Field of his neighbor he could not repair the fences pick up the stones plow the Field and make it valuable. Thoro is no sentiment about this mexican business. It is one of pure business. The men of Kansas and Texas affect to feel very badly that the Laws of the United states prevent them from supplying 50,000 miners in Mexico. Only there Are two fatal defects in their program. In the first place they could not Supply them if there was no Tariff on Lead. In Tho second place for every Dollar they sent there they would lose 810 from Hie West. Tho Man who would turn out Bis own son from work in order to hire a chinaman who would work for one third the son s wages would be called a brute. The same principle governs a this mexican Ore business. A nation ought to be like a family it ought to discriminate in favor of its own people. When it does not it will get left. It will lose caste and it will lose Money. The men of the West have built up a great Industry in Lead mining. The men who have smelters on the Rio Grande can get Lead and pay the Tariff As cheaply As the Meh who Havo smelters in the great Basin. There is no particular reason wily the government should give those few smelters the sum of 830 per ton or All Ore they can obtain from Mexico. It is not a fair shake to the rest of the United states. It is not at All fair to the men of the West. The courier journal thinks it is honest in its advocacy of free mexican ores. Its Only trouble is that it is ignorant and docs not understand the question it essays to discuss. The proprietor of a Large Canning factory in new York when questioned As to the increased Cost which the new duty on tin plate would put upon cans explained As follows a you see the Tariff amounts to but Little. On Small cans it would make a difference of one and one fourth cents per dozen. On very Large cans running from ten to Twenty pounds the difference would be five cents a dozen to it seems that the consumer could not fairly be charged on canned goods More than from a Little less than one Mill to one third of a cent per can by a retailer to cover the entire can Cost of this a robber tax on tin. A taking the average size of All cans a continued this Packer a the increased Cost under the Mckinley Bill will to about two and on fourth cents per one of the letter carriers in Franklin. Pa., says that the idea of having their mail delivered is such a Novelty to some of the people along his route that although they probably do not get a letter in a month in actual correspondence they answer newspaper advertisements and devise various other plans for the purpose of receiving something at every delivery. Spite of their inconsistency and variance on other Points Haven to you observed that the democratic platforms this year Are particularly vehement and altogether unanimous in their abuse of the Republican party or. Blaines reciprocity plans arc no new discovery neither has the Secretary of state been converted to a new theory. Reciprocity is the result of natural evolution. It is in direct line with the True Protection plan. Under the Republican management of Secretary Windom the government Dot posits in National Banks have been reduced from 840,000.000 to less than 826,000.000. And Bonds bought with the Money. _ when hard times come it is the dealer in luxuries who suffers most but those who have indulged too extensively in luxuries Are a close second. The Farmers Alliance has swallowed the democratic party in the South. The new York Sun says so. Tue state of Ohio. Events / to incidents thai have Lai Ely occurred. An in donating summary Ortho More import ant doing of our neighbor a wed Dingo and death a a ramen Cionti ulitto and general nows notes. Grand Lodge knights and ladle of Homo Tho grand Lodge of Ohio knights an ladies of Honor held its session at Day ton. The Constitution and by Laws Wert discussed and some changes wore made. There was Quito a Large attendance pres Cut from Cincinnati. Tho sessions Wen secret and not much was Given out tot publication. Tho following state officials Wero selected for the ensuing year grand protector mrs. Abbie Farrol Cleveland. Grand vice protector Charles Cassady of Dayton. Grand Secretary John s. Lawrence of Cincinnati. Grand treasurer a Theodore Brockman of Fremont. Grand chaplain Hanna Donaldson of Cinn Nati. Grand Guido Lee Ila Man of Columbus. Grand guardian John Wood jr., of Dayton. Grand Sentinel Sophia a. Barnes of Cleveland. Grand trustees a. B. Lowenstein. Eugene Streck of Cincinnati Frank Bakeley of Cleveland. Supreme representative mrs. Ellen Wempe of Hamilton. Alternate supreme representative l. M. Hubbell of Cleveland. Middleto Nanal i mid s. In accordance with the request of the state canal commission attorney general Watson has Given an opinion As to the Validity of Tho states title to disputed land in Tho Village of Middletown Butler county. Tho tract to which the state lays claim contains eleven lots valued at 81,500 each and on most of the lots dwellings have been erected which Range in value from 81,500 to 84,000 each. On december 3, 1840, j. S. And n. B. Inglehart deeded Tho land to Tho state. In Juno of that year Tho aug Lebarts mortgaged the premises but this mortgage was not left Tor record until july 8, 1841. The state had no knowledge of Tho existence of Tho mortgage. Nine years afterwards the Ingle Harts failed the Mort Gage was foreclosed without the state being Matte a party to Hie suit and the property was sold by a master commissioner. On this the attorney general holds Tho state was an innocent purchaser and that its title remains Good. Most of the lots arc in the heart of Tho Village and the attorney general a opinion will doubt1 Ess be of considerable interest to those who have improved the property. The canal commission will Havo a Complete abstract made of All lots in dispute. Minor stat items. A the african m. E. Conference bus closed its session held at Columbus. Be. L. Kendall of Hamilton shot his Way out of a crowd at a dance House in Cincinnati. A it is said that the governor will commute Elmer Sharkey s sentence to life imprisonment. A Robert Mccog met a tragic death by jumping from a second Story window at Tho Cincinnati Hospital while delirious. A Abel Smith amp co., Pittsburgh Glass manufacturers have purchased the Lancaster window Glass works of Lancaster. A Elmer Ulrick whose Home is near Greenfield was handling a Shotgun when it was accidentally discharged killing his Mother. A by Tho breaking of an Axle of a freight car five cars loaded with merchandise Wero wrecked on the Panhandle near Newark. A a sad sequel to Carrie Freeman a escape from Longview Asylum at Cincinnati is the fact that her aged Mother has become entirely bereft of reason. A James Horn was killed by the limited express while crossing the track in his buggy at Utica. He has sold washers throughout Franklin county. A Albert Ray while endeavouring to Board a freight train at Alliance was thrown under the train and instantly killed. He was a single Man and main support of an aged father and two Sisters. A Sidney is stirred to its Depths by a sensation involving the City Marshall s. C. Haines Anda married Black woman mrs. Edward stand the Mother of half a dozen children. Haines has a wife a grown daughter of accomplishments and a pleasant Home. A Adam Amlung a Young hosiery manufacturer of Cincinnati committed suicide. Recently ids firm found it necessary to extend its manufacturing facilities and he feared that the departure would be disastrous. He brooded Over this until driven to suicide. A mrs. Oswalt of Alliance wife of a Railroad brakeman was found lying on t he floor of her House dead supposed to be heart trouble. Her husband was out on a trip. The Only occupant with her was her 3-year-old child who went out to neighbors and told them its a was dead. A at Canton Catherine c. Warner Nas sued the Bolton steel company Tor 82,000 Tor damage to House and furniture by smoke and soot from the company s chimneys. A John White a Young Man about 21 years of age fell off a freight train a half mite Oast of Ashland. Eight cars ran Over his body. His right leg was Cut off and he was badly Cut and bruised. He lived about five hours. His Mother is a widow and he was her Only support. A four years ago Ella Baker then aged 14, and the daughter of Michael Baker of 271 Baker Street Cleveland contracted a cold that developed into a bronchial trouble and she lost her voice. Eminent physicians failed to afford her Relief and she had been forced to talk by signs Ever since. The other Day. As she was crossing a Street ahead of a horse she became frightened and ran screaming into her Homo. Ever since she has been Able to talk. She says it seemed that something had broken in Hor Throat and she has experienced considerable pain. A i i to son of A. Callahan of Lingo fell under Tho wheels of Tho local Wight caboose at that place and had a till legs Cut off below the Knees. He Rill probably die. A the a. M. E. Ohio con Fen Nee has Ridden that Alt marriage ceremonies m formed by Lee Tolliver of new Rich Nond Are illegal he having Only a liens1 to preach and All parties so nodded have been notified to get marked Over again by a proper party. A Georgo Swanson a United states prisoner sent from Cleveland Tor one tear Tor violation of the postal Laws was pardoned from tin Penitentiary by Tho president. He had but a few Days longer to serve and the Pardon was granted Tor Tho purpose of restoring Iii to to citizenship. A last Winter an aet was passed a Oro Pruittt tog 87,200 Tor a tract of land in Warren county embracing fort ancient he ostensible reason being Tho preserve Ion of that relic. It is now claimed hat the real object of Tho Purchase was o secure a permanent National guard jumping ground. A Luther Hartsook son of James Hartsook of Eleazer was terribly injured while attempting to harness a Young horse to Tho buggy. Tho animal object cd to Tho Crupper being put on and began kicking planting his heels in the Young Many a face breaking his jaw and inflicting other very Scavero injuries which will at least disfigure him Tor Many a Day. A Delaware has two cases to add to t to Long list of handling loaded firearms. Dorm ice Shaffer the 4-year old son of b. F. Shaffer fooled with his uncles revolver and succeeded in Boring a Hole through his left hand. Tile 10-year-old son of Robert Seeley received a bad flesh wound near Tho left Eye while handling a 22-caliber revolver. His wounds Are not dangerous. A for longevity the reunion of Tho Conrad family in Mechanic township Holmes county a Day or two ago showed it to be rarely exceeded. The descent ants of Mary and John j. Conrad Are eleven children ninety seven grandchildren 238 great grand children and forty seven great great grand Hildron in All 393, nearly All residents of Holmes and Coshocton counties. The reunion was an immense affair Over five Hundred being present. A David mock who resided at Ney Defiance county went to Bryan and got pretty full. He left in the evening via the Lake Shore on too intending to visit an acquaintance about four Miles West of Bryan. To got nearly there when the first Section of train 47 met him and Bis body was found next morning near Bis destination Cut in two at the Abdomen the remains were taken to Bryan. Mock was a hard Drinker and was nearly 70 years of age. He leaves a family at Ney. A the p., c. Amp St. L. R. I. Co. Will have few if any lawsuits growing out of tin recent explosion at Kings Mills. Nicholas Snyder Tor injuries to his face and body settled Tor 8150. Simeon Williams Tor the death of ins son received 82,200. Sadie Benn was paid 80,000 for the loss of an Arm. Fred. Keller received 83,000 for Hie loss of his wife and two children and household furniture. William Moss for loss of wife and child settled for 81,500. In addition the Railroad company settled All medical Bills. A Henry Morsman a life prisoner from Cincinnati confined for murder in the state Penitentiary committed suicide in his cell in a peculiarly ingenious manner. Taking the pages of a newspaper lie rolled them into tubes and telescoping three together made a Long pipe one end of which he slipped Over a Jet and taking the other into his Mouth Lay on the cot and breathed Tho into his lungs. It took Bim but a few minutes to do the fatal work and that too right under Tho nose of a guard who was patrolling Tho corridor. A Henry Kellner went to his House on Allen Street Dayton and seeing another Man there with his wife to told her daughter to Call her to the door. No sooner did mrs. Kellner step to the door than Kellner Drew a revolver and shot her twice. The first Ball entered her face near the nose and the other one penetrated her brain Back of the left ear. Mrs. Kellner fell dead on the floor. The enraged Man then turned the revolver upon himself and tried to suicide but Bis hand was shaky and Tho Ball merely scraped his Temple and the powder burned his face. He was soon overpowered and placed in the station House. A Edward Bethel state Dairy and food commissioner has entered suit by consent before Justice Martin at Columbus against la. C. Pirrung As manager of the capital City Dairy company for having violated the Law enacted last % Winter in having manufactured Ole Margarine Tho color of butter. This is to be a test Case and if decided Adverse to the capital City Dairy company will be carried to the supreme court for Tho purpose of testing the constitutionality of the Law. The company contends that it has been demonstrated that Ole Margarine is not unhealthy and that Tho general Assembly exceeded its authority in undertaking to dictate the colouring matter contained therein. Commissioner Bethel has four similar cases in Cincinnati and one in Cleveland. A Robert Griffy a retired Farmer living near Phillipsburg arose the other night to get. A drink and missing his footing fell Down stairs and sustained injuries from which he died. A a freight engine on the Ohio and Northwestern railway became unmanageable the other night and dashed Down the Steep Grade below Oak Street Tunnel Cincinnati Over the High trestles and into the court Street Yards crashing into a passenger engine and killing James Howard a Yard Hostler. A mat hew of Brien Molder at Mclain machine works Canton was killed a1 Salem by jumping from a fort Wayne train at Salem where he had gone to see his wife and children. Of Brien attempted to jump from a train in motion and fell under the wheels. A the omission of Storrs township of Hamilton county from Tho Bill gerrymandering the state May cause the election of representatives from the old districts. It is held by some that the omission renders the Bill unconstitutional and that if a test Case is made t he supreme court must so decide

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