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THE 3I.ViCUl.lXK IIAI.K 1IKAD.
Go up, thou bald head." Imagine
"joureelf in the situation venerable skull
ih merry crowds ol flies skating over it,
k ...l,..,it n.aL'.r.f a nrdot prtlrnnW mftJtn
hilt CUUIIUI UlOBlUg U t(-Cb HJ flJ u.wwu
-fit, and the breezes blowings sense of
J nakedness across its vast exposure the
"itrange mob ol wicked boys about you,
jVith their abominable young heads decked
with abominably glorious hair, hven it
tthe boys had behaved reverently and de-
pcently, you would have felt an itching all
fe'over your shiny pate to scalp them. What
iht have splendid suits of youthful hair
5710 come bobbing aboQt an old bald bead.
anyhow? But, when they come as these
criptural youths did, ridiculing you and
making you angrier at the uncovered pos-
3ture of your intellect than you were of
f iyour own accord why, then let loose the
rKw:t TTio lmara in flip ruSA iwrfnrmed
i a sacred duty.
., No one but feels bald-hcadedness to be an
V imposition. 2o one acquiesces in the
i,. unroofing of his phrenological edifice.
The process by which a man is defrauded
. of his equitable share of the hair allotted
-."to the universal pinnacle of mankind is
;felt to be a bare swindle. When the
' process is perceived to be beginning, the
in man resents it, and bristles up about it,
ijand defends against it to the last pin-
feather. He won't have it He puts the
5 barbers on it with their washings, and
,4" Bconrings. and shampooings, and sliiujr-
A Imps. and shavings. He hires
!. . -,- . ' a. ..- :.
, xne lonsonausi to ruu me nu-
f mortal soul out of his scalp.
He precipitates himself upon the drag-
store and buys more than a million con-
Ri" Eecutive washes wash after wash that
I" hae been patented and certified (sworn
-affidavits in the newspapers, with name
and residence) to grow hair on a healthy
TO...11 ?.. ..-I.. Ttn- ! in. llA CfW Rift
J. glory fade. The hairs of his head are
Jr numbered (a couple of dozen or so). A
'H shining piece of his mind as big as a
-J trade-dollar takes the place of the cowlick
K on his crown. It gradually spreads for
ward over his moral faculties, and finally
meets Ms westward-ho forehead on the
ISOth meridian. At last it is day all over
v his upper hemisphere. To change the
figure, his noble and commanding dome
of thought stands out in all the innocent
crkedness of its unadorned architecture.
How many a man has this capital afflic
tionin fact, this d dome of the capital
affliction befallen! Old men naturally
expect it, though why they should, any
more than old women, the reader is not
advised, and is not to be ndvised at present.
But it is a noticeable and very remarkable
fact that old age generally takes from man
his suit of hair, while it leaves woman
hirsute. How common is the bald-headed
old man, and howrare the bald old woman?
Some of this difference may be due to the
shocking audacity with which the old gent
naturally thrusts his bare pate into society
and the charming propriety with which
the old lady artificially conceals hers from
the vulgar gaze. But it is not all due to
that, by any means. We all know, of our
own intimacy with old people, that there
are a hundred masculine bald heads
among them to one feminine. The why
this is thus is a question further along.
But the bald head is not if it ever
was, it is no longer confined to old age.
A bald-headed young woman, it is true, is
an astonisher; but the bald-headed young
man is all the go. He may not like the
fashion, yet he is fashionable. The fre
quent skinny skulls of young gentlemen
bobbing round in genteel society are no
ticeable or, rather, so frequent as not to
be noticeable. In fact, a young man's
bald head has almost ceased to be a mark
of distinction. It has almost ceased to be
regarded as one of the symptoms of a
gigantic mind, as it used to be.
It was once supposed that only young
brains that were on the bulge fiery brains
that burned up the youthful hair were
subject to baldness. Great Ca-sar was
bald. The first Kupoleon had thin hair.
Shakspeare is represented ith a forehead
higher than his . head. Assemblages of
distinguished men, courts, congresses,
senates, were observed to displuy an ex
traordinary number of bare patches and
open barrens on their lofty summits.
Hence, where there was little or no hair
on top of a young or middle-aged man,
brains were looked for.
But now it is not so much so. Because
nowadays young fellows who are scarcely
out of their teens, and some .of
wli. m have little to lose from
tbr head but hair, shed that
with the prodigality of genius. The num.
ber of really innocent but entirely respect
able young men who are at this moment
acudding round under bare polls is too
De any longer surprising.
to bo remarked that promaturo
bald-headedness is a sign of a certain kind
of culture. It is a city fashion. The
young rural roosters do not take to it
much. The great, grand shocks of hair
that still crown the farmers' sons are
a sight to see. If vou want to take cogni
zance of the demand which our civiliza
tion makes upon the hair, you must go
into the stores and offices of our towns
And thus you are led to inquire into the
causes ol the masculine bald head. Why
is it that there are so very many more
bald-puted old man than ditto old women?
Some say that men do more thinking,
and think their hair oil. This won't do at
all; for where the woman has intellect
enough, as she often has, to be the head ol
the family, she still has the hair of the
head of the family.
Others maintain that it is because men
wear unventilated hats and women don't.
There is probably something in this; but,
if it were sufficient, then it would explain
why the old farmers, who wear their hats
all the time except when they eat and
sleep, are not more generally bald and
they are not than the old merchants und
the old lawyers, who rarely have their hats
on. The in-door, unhatted people ol the
stores and offices, as hag been remarked,
are the baldest part of our population,
while their wives and daughters have as
good hair, on the average, as the women
of the country.
What, then, is the reason that men old
or young so far outstrip women in bald
headedness? There are two reasons
there is a third, which is too physiological
to discuss here that seem to us to ac
count for it.
But any adequate discussion of the two
reasons would extend this article to undue
proportions; and therefore we must neces
sarily defer it to another issue of the
Scsrur Globe-Republic. Look for the
remainder of the Bald Head next Sunday.
OPINIONS OF CiRAIIAM DEUWF.I.I
Graham Deurell, Esq., is a respectable
and influential colored lawyer of this city.
Mr. Deuwell is also a politician of some
prominence. He was one of the alternate
delegates from this congressional district
to the last Republican national convention.
Mr. Deuwell was therefore expected to
have opinions as to a Republican can
didacy for the governorship of Ohio. On
the 2Sth of December, 1884, the Globe
UErcuuc, after a full consultation with
Mr. Deuwell at his office, published his
opinion, as follows:
Deuwell Id Glabe-Brpubtlc, Dec. 38, 1884.
"There is an objection to Foraker amoog
the coloreJ people, and it is probably more
tzlemive and more deeply rooted than it gen
erally $urpected. It has all grown out ot hit
connection with the well-known Gazaway
civil-rights suit and others ot like character,
which were made so prominent in the cam
paign Foraktr neither said nor did
anything in the case but what any duti
ful lawyer would have said and done.
But it u a fact that, with nil th explana
tions made, the prejudice against Foraker re
mains. I would say that
another man would be preferred, as we want
a candidate against whom nothing of this
kind can be brought, whether true or not;
and I want it understood that I tbink those
charges against Furaker to be false. I prefer
as a candidate, first, J. Warren Keiler; sec
ondly, John Bratty, and thirdly, J. B. For
aker." Deuwell la Commercial Gazette, Jan. 9,
" do not leliete there it any disaffection to
any considerable extent; I believe Judge For
aktr is a friend to the colored race.
For governor my choice lies among the fol
lowing Ohio statesmen: Judge Foraker,
Genera! J. Warren Keifer. Jotin Beatty, or
General II. P. Kennedy. Of course,
right here in Springfield, where Hev. Gaza
way lived, there are a Jew colored men op
posed to Foraker, but I think it is only those
who were directly interested in the case.
It is my fitra belief that no trace ol
disaffection to Jud?e Foraker can be found
among the great body of colored people in
Well, any man is liable to change his
opinions. Without change, there is no
The Democratic members of the legis
lature are represented to be nearly a unit
in opposition to the submission of a pro
hibitory amendment. Governor Hoadly's
message will strengthen them in that faith.
It will take three Republican votes in the
house to submit a license amendment.
These may be found in Stryker and Peet,
of Hamilton, Byan of Scioto, and Haley
of Cuyahoga. A license amendment may
be got before the voters of Ohio, after all;
but, if it is, it will share the fate of its
predecessors, at the hands of the small
liquor-men and the prohibitionists.
The "Ticbborne claimant," who was
proved to be a fraud by being proved to
be one Arthur Orton, and put in the peni
tentiary for it, but who still stoutly main
tains that he is the veritable Koger Tich
borne, will be pleased to learn that he is
not Arthur Orton, at least; for Edmund
Orton comes forward now with the news,
by telegraph from San Francisco, that he
has found and identified his brother Ar
thur Orton in an insane-asjlum at Sidney,
New South Wales. Score one for the
Felix Duryos, a celebrated French cook,
ha? died leaving fiO.OOO to two nephews,
on condition that they have a famous
recipe ot his engraved on his tombstone
with his epitaph. It is not stated what the
recipe is for; but, if it will tell the average
hotel hashist how to put chopped beef and
potatoes and onions together so as to make
the mess taste as it used to when a boy's
mother brought it on to the break last table
of a cold winter morning, it ought to be
put on the granite in letters an inch deep
and a foot long.
The hope that Gov. Oglesby may have
the opportunity to appoint Senator Logan
to be his own successor will not be re
alized. The appointment can not be
made unless the legislature adjourns
without electing; and, as each legislator
gets $5 a day as long as he stays, there
are enough members who can not make
the half of that at home to keep the thing
tied the year round. If Logan gets there
at all, he will have to have a Democratic
vote, which they say he will never get.
Phelan, when he lay hacked to pieces
on the sidewalk in front of O'Dynamite
Rossa's office, was asked if he wanted a
minister or priest. "No," laid he, "I
don't want anybody. I don't believe in
any religion. I am a follower ol Bob In
gersoll." If Col. Bob had been there, he
might have felt proud of his follower
and then again he mightn't. Bob is an
alleged gospeler ol peace and good-will.
No knifing or dynamiting in Robert's
heavenly scheme of the universe. This
man I'helan is a bad disciple.
General Lew Wallace's "Ben Hur" has
reached its fiftieth edition, and is still sell
ing at the rate of seventy a day. This is
one of the most successful romances that
have ever Ben Hur'd of in America since
Uncle Tom's Cabin. It is a stilted story
of most inartistic improbabilities, and
bears about the same relation to literature
that Tupper's Proverbial Philosophy does
to poetry. But Tuppcr sold enormously at
The New-Orleans exposition is lan
guishing. It has not met with proper
support from the citizens of New Orleans.
In a recent dispatch from there, however,
it is stated that "no one here seems to
doubt that in case of absolute necessity
congress will come to the rescue of the
present management." This is what we
anticipated, but we hardly looked for it so
The New-York Tribune says that Grant's
refusal to be helped by his warm personal
friends will add to the admiration with
which his fellow-countrymen already re
gard him. This a stupid sort of rich
man's twaddle, without any thought in it
that could be defined. Why should he
not be helped, and why be admired for re
fusing to be?
The New-England Divorce - Reform
League, at their fifth annual meeting
Wednesday in Boston, resolved to make
themselves a national league. There is a
lively awakening all over the country on
the alarming increase of divorce. It is
beginning to be thought a good thing to
return to the old-fashioned ideas of mar
riage. The council of Keokuk, Iowa, adopted
a resolution Monday night declaring the
prohibitory liquor-law a failure, and as
serting that moral suasion, with a rigid
license law, is the only remedy. They ask
for a special session ol the legislature
o repeal the law. This is plain news,
without an opinion.
The sentiment of the Republican party
of Ohio in favor of masterly inactivity at
present in the legislature on the liquor
question is almost unanimous, so far as
heard from. But Thorp of Ashtabula and
the rest of the Western Resarve have not
yet been heard from.
The Mormons have increased in this
country about 600 per cent since 1850.
When men are husbands of thirty wives
and fathers of seventy-five or a hundred
children apiece, it does n't take long to
double up the population.
On December 13, 1884, as the New-York
Tribune notes, the prices of all products
were at the lowest level ever reached by
them in this country. Since then there
has been a slow but steady advance.
The high and serene way in which lofty
editors instruct the public from informa
tion furnished by soma rollicking exchange
of no pretensions shows how dignified stu
pidity gets the credit of wisdom.
Mr. Connery, obituary editor of the
N. Y. journal Truth, declares that "Truth
crushed to earth shall rise again" in a
new morning penny paper, which he is
going to start next month.
This sage remark is found in a New
York journal of great dignity: " Terror
caused by earthquakes is said to be more
appalling than any one who has not felt it
can realize." Sol
Utah has sent to the N. 0. exposition a
hog weighing 1.07C pounds. New York
can beat that. It has one that weighs
The Mind Retder.
"Madam Blank, Mind K-ader," that is the
way a pjorly written shingle-sign read as it
held congenial company wi:h other signs
'Furnished Rooms to Lei," etc., on a some
what dilapidated house in Springfield no
ma'ter where, and rattled in the wind that
roared along the unfrequented street not long
fince no matter when. The Globe Repub
lic man had never bad his inner conscious
ness clearly diagnosticated by an outside
party, hence be mutt be excused for a natural
curiosity to have the thing which makes his
daily bread (in connection with his legs)
duly brought forth and exposed in the high
est style of the art.
The night was dark; the hearens were
afflicted wiiu spasmodic attempts at rain, and
the wind cavorted aljng the slr.ets and
played high-jinks wilh the rattling signs, the
dripping awnings and the still more drippine
fcheds that spilled their accumulations ot
heaven's dew upon the wayfarer lika ordinary
buckets of water dropped from open win
dows, and was just as wet.
The house was finally reached, and a
vigorous (Jtil. at a rusty knob with creaking
inside wire attachments, sends a bell, some
where in the bowels of the building, into
violent and erratic hysterics. Finally the
door slowly opens, our business inquired
aller with great precaution, which weanswer
satisfactorily in a stage whimper, and are ad
mitted. We pass along a dark hull-way fol
lowing the pit-a-pat of footsteps of what we
suspicion to be a female form, until finally
we enter a room lighted only by a shaded
lamp. The shade ot the lamp is ornamented
with ra ye pictures that cast thi ir weird
shadows on the wall and ceiling, and every
sputter of the lamp-witk made the horrid
figures dance like very spooks making a night
At this juncture a gentleman entirs and he
fairly rubs hia bauds with delight at seeing
U9. lie draws us right Into conversation.
and we tell him how we had lost money
largely and had come for some aid from the
mind-reader; that the huckstering business
was not up to its usual financial prospects, and
wa blamed our grandmather for moat ot it,
we meant the money trouble; we alio wera
induced to contribute fifty cents for the bena
fit of (cieDce.
The little gentleman excuses himself final
ly, and promises to produce the remainder ot
the entertaiament in short order. A lorm,
enveloped in black from head to foot, enters,
bearing alighted tallow candle; it siti down
as we are about to rise or be risen; it speaks:
"Young man, you hive lost a fortune by the
cruel and despisib'i act of one of my sex
your grandmother. Hear what I foretell for
ycu; eggs will advance and the huckstering
business, if you are patient and industrious,
will enable you to regain what you have lost."
Now, how did she find that out? was what
we a-ked ourselves as we returned homeward
on that eventful nigbt. We alfo wonder if
that fellow whom we guyed wilh several little
harmless illusions didn't go and give the
thing away, and we are atraid he did. We
bad lost the money, though, by not betting
that Ohio would go for Blaine.
No New YenrV Cnlln.
The time-honored and pleasing custom ol
New Year's calls s fast dyiDg out, if not al
ready dead, in Springfield as well as else
where, and many reasons may be assigned
for the final weiring away of this once very
popular American manner of celebrating the
first day of the new year. The inclination
ot the ordinary American mind, in seasons
of festivity, is toward a too much indulgence
in eihil'ratinz stimulants, and while the la
dies who dispensed the sweet, weak wine in
small doses did not wisely consider that a
number of such doses, supplemented by the
friendly tips of something stronger at the
bar, had a bewildering effect on the legs,
tongue, and general deportment of the young
gentlemen who honored their "open houses"
on New Year's day.
So generally had intoxication followed
New Year's calling, that the newspapers
never failed to point a comicality on
the young man who went forth to call
arrayed in the best of style in the morning,
but returns borne in a patrol wagon or on
the conventional shutter, at eventide.
It has come to pass also, that New Year's
calls tail to provide a cloak for booziness, and
the booze gone the real back-bone of pleas
ing custom is shattered beyond recall.
Now it is almost as much as a young
man's reputation is worth to sally forth on
New Year's day in his calling attire, button
hole boquet and other festive paraphernalia,
because it is so generally understood that he
will be drunk before night, or ought to be,
that the errand boy, hopeful of the prospec
tive fee, follows him at a respectable dis
tance with a cooling board.
Another cause for this extinction is that it
costs too much to keep a high-toned, free
lunch house even lor one day in the year,
and hence many have abandoned it. Then
again a fellow can send a highly ornamental
card to bis lady friend, and get roaring
drunk at the club or saloon, with
the boys, in his business suit. So it appears
that the hilarity of the occasion is removed
from the parlors on the fashionable avenues
to the club-rooms or gilded apartments of
public resort, and the proceeds of the occasion
go directly to the venders of the festive gin
There is no reason, however, why the
genial good cheer, the sweet cider and ginger-bread
hospitality ot New Year's day
should not mark the advent of a new year in
the calendar of our lives, or that its hopeful
cheerfulness and good will should not extend
to every day in the full round year.
A atOBXOFA. rtTAK CALLED HACK.
Another Leaf Turned In the Event of
1884, in and About Springfield.
Last Sunday's Globi-Repcblic contained
the first installment of the lcx-al history of
1884, and carried the events ot the year up
to August 1. The story continues from that
August 1. Pickpockets do Jacob Baker at
the depot and escape in the crowd, waiting
to take the "Dayton Monument" excursion
train. Dayton puts the whitewash on Spring
field in the Gem City, some 3 to 0. The
Five-and-Forty Blackb:rds take a hand at
base ball, and score $40 for charity.
2. Just before the primary election battle;
Bashnell meeting at Black's, and Keifer ditto
on the public iquare; much music and much
3. BiishneK's majority 589.
4. J. T. Warner presents Joseph Foster a
seventy-five-acre field of grass, which the
neighbors and friends cut for him. Mr. Fos
ter had lost heavily by fire.
5. Congressional Convention opens at
Black's; first ballot taken at afternoon ses
sion. Dayton downs Springfield at base ball,
score 8 to 3.
6. Fruitless balloting all day in the con
vention. 7. Ballotine continues until the evening
session, when Hon. John Little, of Greene, is
nominated on the 574th ballot.
9. Springfield beats Portsmouth at ball,
score 9 to 1.
11. Base ball at Irouton; victory for
Springfield, score 12 to 5.
12. Prize cup shooting, won by Hinkle.
Another ball game at Ironton ; score 9 to 2
for Springfield. Death of Stewart A. La9ley.
14. Exercise on the diamond; Hamilton
gets beat by Springfield, score 7 to 4.
15. Blaine and Logan clubs begin to
bloom. Death of William J. Wheeler, an
old citizen. Hamil'ou vs. Springfield, score
9 to 2, in favor ot the latter.
16. Death of Mrs. Margaret M. Dunlap.
20, Hoinble death ol Charley Beard, con
sumed is a burning wood-shed. Springfield
vs. Portsmouth, score 4 to 1 for Portsmouth.
22. Irontons vs Springfields, score 13 to
3 for the latter.
23. Ironton shut out by Springfield.
25. New Art Hall at Fair Grounds com
pleted. 2C. County Fair ojiens. Portsmouth vs.
Springfield C to 7, in favor of Springfield.
27. Lehman re-union.
29. Death of Eddie Driscol.
30. Death of Louis Bancroft, aged 92.
About this time the goat arriies at the Cen
tral engine huu.-e.
Sept. 1. The Ben. Butler chib organized.
2. Re-union of 31st O. V. I. Tie dona
tion of iialiol wagon and huftes made to the
city by A. S. Bushnell. The first burglar
ever taken in the act, captured by officer O.
U. Record at Adam Linkh.irt7, West Pleas
ant street; bis name given as C. S. May.
4. Wild demonstrations ot joy over the
defeat of the Dayton club by Springfield,
score 3 to 0, on the home grounds.
8 Springfield vs. Ironton, score 8 to 3
for the former. Opening of West End Re
t. Deaib ot Amos Barr, aged nearly seventy-five
10. Ohio Conference M. P. church opens.
11. The alligator having escaped Irom the
Western engine house is found in W. S.
Dent's cellar to-day.
14. Springfield defeats Dayton in that
city, score 2 to 1.
15. Mixed schools voted down by the
city School Board. Corner stone ol the La
gonda Congregational chapel laid. 1,000
people go to Dayton to witness the defeat of
the Springfields, score 3 to 2.
10. Baptist Association.
18. The earth-quake shock, or something
like it. Springfield slugs Hamilton, score 13
20. Elmer Runyan, bell boy at tba Arcade,
while playing with a revolver with Johnny
Porter, ii accidentally shot and diss Instant-
22. Death of Casper Hahn.
24. Firemen of Dayton play our boys a
short game or ball in the rain.
25. Hendricks speaks at the depot and
dines at the Arcade. Torchlights grow nu
merous and brilliant, at night, about this
27. John Wren assigns.
30. Immense demonstrations in reception
Oct. 1. Death of Frank Lasley.
2. Death ot Mrs. Adalino M. Ogdin, aged
3. St. John, the prohibitionist, speaks at
4. Logan surprises the city by a brief halt
at the depot.
9. Arbogast-Smith nuptials.
12. Death of Mrs. Martha B. Wilson, aged
15. The GLOBE-RircBLic appears in a red
dress, and many illustratious expressions of
joy over the State election. Mayor Constan
tine presen'ed with a warraat of arrest by
Xorris, sworn out by a colored man charging
the May or with attempt to prevent votiDg, the
Mayor "eniffed" at it, and the warrant was
16. Shepherd-Hosterman wedding.
17. Official vote of the county, 12,997;
Republican. 7,283; Democratic, 5,319; Peo
ple's, 31 ; Prohibition, 337.
21. The Plug Hat Battalion leave for
Indianapolis, 2,000 strong, to receive Blaine.
D. S. Morrow's safe blown and tided.
23. Death of A. F. Greene.
25. Mayor Constantino "bsdged" for ap
pointing forty-eight special police to guard
the polls on election day, by his party
30. Death of Col. Edward M. Doty, aged
66 years. Enumeration of youth ot school
age in the city, 8.C69 between the agas of 16
and 21. Whites, boys, 3.968; girls, 3,692.
Colored, boy a, 481; girls, 528.
Nov. 4. President making i a drizzling
rain. Republican gain 356 in the county.
Both parties jollity over the election.
7. The Kinnane-Steela affair.
9. Death of C. F. Yakey, at Sidney, 0.
11. Daath of Miss Mary B. Arnold. Owtn
Daly buried alive in lie Limestone street
12. Coble sentenced to the penitentiary for
17. Death of H.n. Wolf.
21. Death of James S. Christie.
25. Death of E. M. Buckingham.
26. Hengst-Croft nuptials. Triple mnrder
by Dr. John Maxwell.
Dec. 15. O'Leary walks at the Wigwam.
16. Dedication of Lagonda Congregational
26. "The Messiah" at the Grand.
Glorious January days.
The laces of the Spriogfield hotel men are
wreathing with smiles.
Not so many idle men about the street
corners as in December.
Springfield's sparrow-population say this
weather has given them a boom out of the
From the rush of commercial travelers at
the hotels, it is beginning to look like the
good old times again.
Are the pullings of pasteboard-shovers, so
auspiciously begun, going to stop at the be
ginning? Police! police!
Judge Littler thinks he will have no diffi
culty in pushing Springfield into the nn
marshaled grade of cities.
The man who never advertises, or who ad
vertises by fits and spasms, is still very
gloomy about the outlook of business in
A really fine crayon portrait of the late Amos
Barr, by a Baltimore artist, may be seen in
Mr. John S. Barr's window, on Limestone
street, for a few days.
Mrs. Davis, of Barre, Vt., is spending the
winter with her sister, Mrs. Davis, and Miss
Davis, t-er niece, and a teacher in the public
schools, at their residence on Clark street
The splendid sunshine of these moderate
winter days gives new courage to the discon
solate. Nothing like the good old bright face
of the sun to put enterprise into man's heart.
Provender is going to be scarce around
here next season. The farmers of the vicini
ty are going to quit fanning and go to rais
ing horses on Mark Twain's plan tor raising
chickens. It seems to pay better.
Since our accidental report of the Spring
field cocking main the other day, we don't
remember to have heard a cock crow here
about. But the young society roosters that
ruffied their feathers in that pit seem to
plume themselves as gracefully as ever.
The excitement about who is to be mayor,
and bow, seems to have experienced a little
lull. Let not this important question die out
ot the minds of those who don't want to be
mayor there is no danger of its dying out of
the other fellow's mind. Eternal vigilance is
the price of a good mayor for Springfield.
The query is raised in Springfield among
his constituents, divided as tbey are among
taxers, licensers, and prohibiten, how Judge
Littler will mike his record on the great
question, if Thorp or some other northern
rural romancist shall spring a prohibitionary
amendment on the legislative magazine at
Several persons are in town selling the
farmers Bohemian oats for seed. This looks
like a rather steep price; but the name ought
to be worth something extra to the country
boys. "Sowing Bohemian oats" sounds much
nicer than "rowing wild oats." and the flavor
of money is present to render both processes
The "Canaries" of the city are requested to
assemble in full force ttrs morning at head
quarters, corner ot Main and Limestone
streets, as soon as the sun has warmed the
air sufficiently tor their delicUe constitutions.
It is rumored that several ladies will attempt
to pass the corner, which, if tbey succeed,
will be a lasting disgrace to the club.
Somebody has been lecturing to the Xenia
boys on the benefits of pedesirianism and the
"walking craze" has struck the town broad
side on. That's all well enough when the
boys do not forget to return, but when they
go walking between two days, for instance,
and never show up again, it is unhandy for
these tbey leave behind sometimes.
Rev. R. J. Postou, pastor of Clifton Ave
nue Freewill Baptist church, will commence
a series of special meetings in tliis church
Sunday evening, January 12th, and will con
tinue them each night during the week.
The condition of this congregation is such
now as to give promise of an enjoyable and
profitable meeting. The pastor will be as
sisted in the meetings by clergymen from
different parts of the State. The public ara
oordiallv invited to attend.
Mrs. J. W. Smith, of Cincinnati, is visiting
friends on High street in this city.
The funeral of Mrs. T. W. Beeney, wife of
the bailder, occurred yesterday afternoon at 3
The many friends of Dr. J. M. Miller will
be happy to learn that he has entirely re
covered trom bis recent illness and is at bis
It Is believed Kills, whose arrest is e'se
where noted, supplied himself with a re
volver and box of cartridges, know
mt the officers were after him and intending
to "do them up" if they attempted to serve a
warrant on him.
Joseph Leonard, who Berved out a sentence
for drunk and disorderly yesterday, was
transferred to jail yesterday morning nnder an
additional penalty of one dollar and costs for
petit larceny. He stole some flour out ot a
iittle boy's wagon and some meat from Mil
ler's, Lagonda avenue.
The suit for civil damages for alleged mal
practice brought in Squire Rightmyer's
court by Mrs. Lydia A. Cress against E. A.
McArtbur, a full account of which appeared
in the Ulubk-Repcblic, was compromised
yesterday mornirg, McArthur paying Mrs.
Cre&d $25 and also the costs in the case.
Xenia Gazette: "Our popular and hand
some Little Miami conductor is being exten
sively voted for at the Iola Knights' Fair,
which is being held in Dayton, as the most
popular railroad man. The object of the vot
ing is a gold watch, the voting to close to
morrow night. Conductor Coe, of the N. Y.
P.& O., is the competitor ol Mr. Pearson.
Springfield is a naturally healthy town,
but it is an unnaturally dirty one. Frozen dirt
may not do any harm; bnt it can not be kept
frozen all the year. The time to clean up is
when the stirring ot the dirt will do no
harm. Put the cleaners at it everywhere
now. To clean it when warm weather and
the pestilence come together would make the
pestilence tenfold worse.
It looks now as though the first ol this
week will see our new postmaster assume
the duties of bis office. His commission ar
rived last night, and his trials and tribula
tions came with it. Those applicants for po
sition under the new regime who have been
put off for a decisive answer until the time
"when I can read my title clear" will prob
ably prove a thorn in "Uncle Jimmy's" side
for some little time to come.
A local purveyor of milk is an accom
plished bugler, and uses a bugle instead of a
bell on his rounds. At one house be notifies
bis customer of his presence by sounding
the call: "Come and get your quinine."
At another, where the customer is a little in
arrears, he blows: "Boots and Baddies,"
which signifies "pony up." When this is re
peated several times without the desired re
sponse be adds the call for a "halt."
The Globs-Ripcblic goes in exchange to
every great business point in the United
States; and the business men there slip into
the newspaper offices and look at its adver
tising columns. They look for the hotel f.d
vertisements, the attorneys' advertisements,
the banks' advertisements, the grrat manu
facturers' advertisements, the big merchants'
advertisements, and the look of the principal
newspaper in this respect helps them greatly
in making np their minds about the enter
prise of the town.
That earnest and capable young minister,
E. R. Williard, should be sustained by bis
synod in building up (and building down
likewise) the Reformed church in Springfield
that he is laboring for with so much patience
and perseverance. The congregation, which
Mr. Williard has already put glow and growth
into, is worshiping in the hall of a third
story; but, as we have said, his synod should
join the friend of the church here to bring
bis work down on the ground among men in
a nice little church of their building.
O. L. Pe.ticrew, superintendent of carriers
in the city postoffice, makes his annual re
port of the work of that department for 1884
as follows: Carriers employed, 9; delivery
trips, daily, 4 ; collections, 3; registered letters
delivered, 16,958; mail letters, $1,119,122;
mail postal cards, 374,194; local letters de
livered, 106,938; ditto postal cards, 55,469;
newspapers, et;., 9U4.392; letters collected,
622,447; postals, 170,116; newspapers, 330,
919; total postage on Ideal matter delivered
through boxes, general delivery and by car
rier, $3,427.20; total number pieces handled
by carrier during 1834 was 3,692,455; aver
age per carrier, 4 10,262; increase in number
of pieces handled over 1883 was 777,829.
Tmnafcra of lteal Eatata.
Aaron Roller to Charlotte A. Harmer, 2 15
1C0 acres of land in Bethel township: $900.
Robert Gordon, et al, to William C. Gor
don, lot in Lagonda: $600.
William C. Gordon to Robert Gordon, lot
in Lagonda: $600.
Richard P. Thomas to John H., Joseph W.
and Charles E. Thomas, property on South
Factory street: $7,000.
The Q. A. U. at Yellow Springs.
Burkbolder Post, No. 113, of Yellow
Springs, meets in the new and commodious
I. O. O. F. hall, on Xenia avenue, on the
first Monday evening of each month, with
thirty-five members in good standing. The
roster for 1885 is as follows: Dr. J. M.
Uarri3, P. C; John Hume, S. V. C; Geo.
W. McCullough, J. V. C; Wm. M. King,
Adj't; W. R. Thomas, Q. at.; Dr. A. E.
Duncan, Surg.; Prof. J. P. Miller, Chap.;
Capt. J. L. McKinney, O. D.; John Pennel,
O. G.; F. W. Miller, S. M., and CapL W. B.
Todd, of Clifton, Q. M. S.
Uankina in Springfield.
We publish this morning the certificate of
H. W. Cannon, Esq., Comptroller ot the Cur
rency, extending the corporate existence of
the Mad River National Bank, of Springfield,
to the close of business on January II, A. D.
19G5, according to the act of Congress of July
This bank in 1 865 succeeded to the business
of the Mad River Valley Branch of the State
Bank of Ohio, which institution had a very
prosperous career. It never passed a dividend,
and closed up by paying back to its share
holders the par of its stock and one hundred
per cent, premium.
The Mad River National Bank of Spring
field has also been quite prosperous, and upon
inquiry made at correct sources we have ob
tained the following information:
At the present time the bank has a capital
ot $390,000, and a surplus fund of $83,355.56,
and conimeoces its extended life in a good
condition. During the past twenty years its
earnings have reached the sum of $629,996.92,
and it has paid over to the stockholders in
dividends the sum ot $546,641.36.
From the foregoing statement ol facts we
are authorized to make the following con
clusion : that the management of the bank Is
entitled to some credit for its success, and the
city of Springfield must have been, all tho
time, in a strong business position to have so
well sustained, not only this bank, but four
other National Banks.
Great Man nncl Oaatronomy.
Dr. Fordyce, the distinguished Eng
lish surgeon, ate but one meal a day.
Dr. Purr confessed his love for not
boiled lobsters with a profusion of
One loves the pheaaant'a wing, and one th
The vulvar boll, the learned roast an ('(rtf.
Dryden said that a chine of honest
bacon pleaded his appetite more than
all tho marrow puddings.
Sir Isaac Newton, when writing his
"Principia," lived on a scanty allow
anco of bread and water, and a vegeta
Dr. Johnson was partial to now hon
ey and clouted cream, and all his lio
timo had a voracious attachment for a
leg of mutton.
Dr. Paley, having been out fishing
for a wholo day, was asked on his re
turn if ho had met with good sport.
"Oh, yen," ho answered, "I have
caught no lish, but I have mado a ser
Beau Bnimmcl, speaking of a man
and wishing to convoy his maximum of
contemptuous fueling about him, said:
"Ho is a fellow, now, that would sund
his plato up twice for s.oup."
Pepys, of Charles II.'s reign, having
company at breakfast, mentions: I
had for them a barrel of oysters, a dish
of n cats' tongues, and a dish of an
chovies, with wino of all sorts and
Franklin at one timo contemplated
practicing abstinence from animal food,
but having seen a cod opened which
contained somo small lish, said to him
self: "If you cat ono another I see no
reason why we may not eat you." Ho
accordingly dined on the cod with no
small degree of pleasure. Uoslon Bud
get. Steel Plates for the Forth Bridge.
It is a pretty sight to seo ship-plates
or plates for bridges rolled. Let us
look for an instant at the "three-high"
rolls engaged in rolling a plate for the
Forth bridge. A little detachment of
men is laid on to deal with a plate
weighing some two tons and two hun
dred weight. The great mass of steel
is being raised to tno heat necessary
for rolling in a furnace in the immense
building devoted at Landoro to rolling
and hammering purposes. At tho
proper moment the furnace is opened
and the luminous mass is dragged from
its burning bed onto a light, but suffi
ciently strong, truck, andpushed quick
ly toward the rolling-mills. An ingot
or "bloom" of tho great weight speci
fied is not easy to move, and it is amus
ing to see tho skill with which it is
dealt with. Wheeled at a white heat
up to the "rolls," the mass is at first as
it wore reluctantly accepted, and pass
es into their jaws with some difficulty.
Then it becomes by degrees flatter and
flatter until it seems that it may become
a plate. Backward and forward, spurt
ing out flames as the jaws of tho roll
ing mill close upon it, tho great mass
of incandescent steel is kneaded as if it
were dough, and flattened out to the re
quired size. As the fiery sheet pours
out of the rolls boys run beside it with
brooms soaked in water to wash off the
oxidized skin of the metal, and thus
leave a clean surface. While this is go
ng on at one set of rolls, others aro
ti'.rning out plates and girders, angles
and rods, and the iron floor on which
we stand becomes so hot that we aro
glad to move into a pool of water to
cool our burning soles. One by one tho
great plates are rolled and laid out on
the floor. In tho course of rolling they
have become stretched a little at tho
sides, so that they havo the look, as
they lie red-hot on the ground, of the
skins of mighty beasts recently torn
from them and llungdown by the hunt
ers. Scarlet and crimson in every
shade, tbey aro allowed to cool to a
deep grey before they are cut by a ma
chine, which makes nothing of their
weight and thickness, into tho exact
Carallelograms required for the Forth
ridge and for ship building purposes,
after which they aro stacked in heaps
ready for delivery. English I Uustrot
Bro.Gartlner'H Farewell to '84.
"My frens," said Brother Gardner,
as ho stood up in a new swallow-taded
coat and exhibited a shirt-front over
which a Chinese washerman had strug
gled for about two days, "de olo y'ar
am fadin' fast away an' a few mo' days
will see tho las' of 1884. While westan'
hcah in the red blush of health, some
of our number her bin tooken away wid
cholera morbus, fallin' otf do wood-
shed.an' varus odcr vindictive diseases.
Wo has much to be thankful fur. Givo
adam Jones has lost most of his fur
nrcher on a chattel mortgage held by
a white man.but it mightliev bin wuss.
Sposein' he had lost de wife who wcry
nearly supports do hull fam'lv by wash
in' an makin' rag carpots! Whalebone
Howker walked out wid bis wifo when
de peach trees bloomed, an do June
breezes sighed around deir ears. Whar'
am she now? He am heah wid us to
night, but months ago sho scooted wid
a man who has a complexun de color
of a new boot-leg. It might hev bin
wuss. She might hev sold de furnichcr
an' coaxed away his fo' dogs. Las'
April Judge Cadaver had S50 in cash
in de bank, an' a home aroun' which
do robins an' blue-birds sung deir littlo
souls away, Whar' am he now? A
buck-saw which belonged to a whito
man was foun' in his yard one mor
nin an' it took all his money to satis
fy do Judge dat he was an innocent
man. De landlord put in a claim fur
three months' back rent, an' do robins
an' bluo birds an' Judgo had to moie
into a cabin wid 196 air-holes in de
roof. But it might hev bin wuss. Somo
of de chil'en might hev died, or do
Judge bin bit by a mad dog, or a com
et hev fallen an crushed de house an'
"Let us not only be thankful for what
we hev, bnt thankful some mo' dnt it
am as good as it ar While we might
all be better off, wo could all be mopped
aroun' an' stepped on, an' made to
feel dat life was an olo pastur' full o'
thistles fo' feet high. We will now ad
dross ourselves to do exigencies of de
occashun." Detroit Free JVess.
Custer and Young.
There is a good ono told by General
Pierce Young, which wo print in cor
rected shapo. Custer and Young were
messmates and classmates, and devo
ted friends at West Point. In the war
they wore Major Generals of cavalry
on opposing sides. Ono day General
Young was inv.ted to breakfast at tho
Hunter mansion in Virginia. The beau
tiful young ladies had prepared a smok
ing breakfast., to which tho General
was addressing himself with ardor,
when a shell burst through the house.
Glancinjj through the window he saw
Custer charging toward the house at
tho head of his staff. Out the window
Young went, calling to tho young la
dies: "Tell Custer 1 leave tho break
fast for him." Custer enjoyed it heart
ily, and looked forward with pleasure
to the dinner in tho distance. In the
meantime Young, smarting over tho
loss of his breakfast and his hasty re
treat, drove the Federal lino back, and
by dinner timo was in hjght of tho
Hunter mansion again. Custer, who
was justsettingdown todinner.laughed
and said: "That's Pierce Young com
ing back. I know ho wouldn't leave mo
here in peace. Here's my picture
give it to him, and tell him his old clas
mate leaves his love with this excellent
dinner." And out of tho window he
went and away like a flash, while the
Georgia General walked in and sat
down to dinner. Atlanta Constitution.
Ammoniaud baking powdersthat is,
baking powders in which carbonate of am
monia is used as an ingredient, and which
exhale an odor ot ammonia when heated
are classed by many eminent physicians and
sanitarians as superior to all others. Profes
sor Haistlt, of London, who is recognized as
highest authority on the tulject of food
hygiene, commends in the strongest terms
the use of carbonate of ammonia as a leaven
ing agent, staring its gnat advantage to be in
its perfect volatility, which permits it lo be,
by the heat of baking, entirely thrown into
leavening gas whereby the bread is
raised. The experiment with beat
would seem to indicate the superior, not
the inferior, value ot such baking powder.
The little heat that is imparted to it when
held over a gas jet, lamp, or stove, suffices to
resolve the carbonate of ammonia into leaven
ing gas and throw it off. The first heat of
baking, therefore, will eflectually develop all
the gas, thoroughly Ieaten the loaf, and dis
siate the gas-producing ingredients ot a
powder ot this kind; and this is the highest
test of a perfct baking powder. Where
other alkalies alone are used tbey are not in
tteqnently retained, unresolved, through the
whole process of baking, and remain an un
wholesome ingredient in the finished bread.
The carbonate of ammonia cannot be used as
a substitute for cream ot tartar. N. Y.
COLLARS AND CUFFS.
BDUbo.3 This MASK
bcinc All Marn, both
t!nl.n;s wo Ulterior.
Aafc tar them.
J. WOLFF. Art., gprlnarfleld.
Youghiougheny Coal at J. H.
Ulrick & Bros., 141 South
On an dafter January 1st, 1885,
we shall sell Boots, Shoes and
Rubber Goods of every descrip
tion for LESS MONEY than you
can buy them elsewhere.
U West Main St
C. F. COST.
FRESH AND PURE.
O F. OOST.
36 Sontti Lines ton btrear.
You want the best, of course,
as it is the cheapest. "Get
Youghiougheny ! ! ! "
J. H. Ulrick & Bro.,
141 South Limestone.
P. H. SCHINOLER & SON,
The pirtnf rahlp heretofore exlstlnj between J.
LCoItmin and P. A. Schlndler. under the firm
name of J. L. Coleman A Co.. his by mutual con
sent been dissolved. P. A. bchindler Jk Son, will
continue the business at th old stand, on Fuher
it., rear of First fresbjlerian Church, where calls
sill be attended to promptly stall hours, by tel
ephone or otherwise. Otncaooen daraadnixht.
ol-w.. anre null, mm-j
ltiMlilU118ol. "" Bwaiwwi"
i im fi.rBeess mnamrvmMwmm
Free Call or write. F. D. CLARKE, M. O.
W0.3M VINC STRtC-oiaiCIHHATI.OHwQ.
Genuine Youghiougheny Coal at
the Office of J. H. Ulrick & Bro.,
141 South Limestone.
PAUL A. STALEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
and Mechanical Expert.
Patent Baalnasa Exclusively. Patenta So
Ucltad. Boom 8, Arcade Bulldiaa;.