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OTB GLOBE BBFTTBLIO. ggSSPAflT MOBITOre, JANUABY 11, 18S5wEiaHT FAGEE
RAMBLER'S NOTE BOOK.
PODRIDA or MATIXUM W1BB
Gathered In Walks aad Talks About the
Champion Oty by Uun Who Keep Even
and Kara Open fur the lteusUtot sprtns
The description b v the police ot the tramps'
cave, west of the city, in the cliffs adjoining
Had River, reads like a job lot ol chapters
out of Robinon Crusoe, or Julei Verne's
Dropped from the Clouds. The tramps were
vcrv snugly quartered in the cave with straw
bedding and rude furniture. They had made
arrangements to c!oe up the mouth of the
cave, and had everything arranged in cast-awa-on--desert-island
style. There are a
number of caves in the clifls at Mad River ol
greater or less site. Some are mere cracks
in the rocks, when the would-be explorer
has to crawl on bands and knees. There is
one cave In the cliQs on the western side of
the river, however, which is larger. The en
trance is through a narrow bole, rather diffi
cult to crawl through. Once inside, how
ever, the explorer can easily stand upright in
the (.iminume grotto, which is at least eight
feet ligh. The cave has a central space and
several narrow passages mere fissures in the
rock. The floor is sandy and strewed with
the bones ol rabbits and birds. Snakes,
which probably dwell in the cavern, have
been seen in its winding passages. The
opening by which it is entered is rather hard
to find and the cave would make a very se
cure Mdmg place, if the exact location of
the opening was unknown or il it was cov
ered with brush. A number of small boys,
to whom the location of the cave is known,
often go down on Saturdays and holidays
to play "Sway backed Mike, the Pnre Tough
of the Sierras," or '-Red eye, or the Boy
Murderers," or some equally blood curdling
drams. With the river, undergrowth, se
cret cave, and forests, every phase of the
sensational drama is within theii reach, and
they make the welkin ring with their blood
curdling war whoops, and battle dances
There is a legend current among the
early settlers of this county that there
was a lead mine ot extraordi
nary richness located among the chSs near
Mad River, and the mouth of which was
reached by a cave in the cliffs. The story is
that the mine was well known to the In
dians, who were accustomed to chop great
chunks of the pare lead Irom the richness of
the mine. Some of tttje pieces of lead were
shown to the white Settler b the Indians.
The Doble red Lzen refused to show the local
ity of the mine to their white brothers, but
readily bartered great pieces of the pure lead
for looking-glass, threads and other trifles.
Amoog the white settlers was a man by the
name of Boggs, who made it a resolve to find
the mine or die in the attempt. So one day,
after trading with the Indians, he carefully
followed them in hopes of finding the mint.
By keeping a quarter ot a mile or so in the
rear of the Indians, and aTailmg himself of
every hiding place, he was able to follow the
Indians without attracting their notice. At
ast, to his extreme joy, he taw them
enter a hole in the rocks in one of the Mad
Rirer cliffs about a quarter of a mile distant
from the spot where he stood. Carefully taking
his bearings, and marking the place from
which the hole in the rocks could be seen, he
waited until the Indians reappeared, bearing
heavy chunks of metal in their bands, and
then returned home to dream of wealth and
the ownership of a rich lead mine. Bet alas!
how flimsy are all human calculations.
Shortly after arriving borne, Boggs was at
tacked with typhoid lever, and lay many
weeks helpless on a bed of sickness. His
mind continually dwelled on his discovery,
and he fairly ravsd about bis lead mine.
When he was hardly strong enongh to be
out, he insisted on raising a posse of his
neighbors to go oat and make tare of the
mine. The posse was soon raised and
heavily armed. The little band filed ou: ol the
settlement on their expedition of discovery.
Boggs was supported between two sturdy
pioneers and directed the way. lie readily
directed them to the spot from which he had
aeen the opening in the rocks, which he had
marked with a stake. The place being found,
BogS planted himself in the exact
(pot Irom which ha had seen the
opening. Not an opening could
be discover. He rubbed his eyes again and
again. In vain! The opening to the mine
had disappeared. On his earnest entreaty the
party accompanied him to the spot where he
fancied the hole in the rocks was, but not a
trace of the vanished mine could be discov
ered. There was not the smallest opening in
the giant rocks. The rest of the party imme
diately suspected that the whole affair had its
origin in Boggs' train, and was either the
result of a dream, or else had been caused by
his approaching sickness. After searching
thorougnly among the clifis, the party re
turned home, thoroughly disappointed. From
that time on Boggs' one idea in life seemed
to be to find the vanished lead mine. The
neighbors all lsnghed at him for the strength
ot his belief in its existence, but he made one
ctertotyped reply to all their chafings. "What
I have seen I have seen, and what I have
seen once I can see again." Boggs' story
found credence with only a few of bis
neighbors, but these few continued the
search after Bogg's death, which occurred
some time alter. The mine was never found,
however, and the circumstances of its dis
covery only dwelt in the minds of a few
of the settlers Whether the Indians, fearing
lor its discovf i obscured the opening with
brush or rocks,- nature in some of the giant
convulsions a' novements which take
place among he. eat natural fortresses of
rock, bad discrete dropped a rocky veil
across the portal which led the way to the
riches in ber breast, was never known.
Hunting for this lead mine is a favorite
iiastime with Springfield boys. The writer
remembers many happy bouts of exciting
sport spent among the rocks at Mad River,
exploring every opening and fissure 'with a
lantirn, hunting for the fabled lead mine.
The only result was the frightening of a few
winsome bats, wbich have their abodes in
the dark pas-ages. Whether the mine is a
myth and the story of its discovery a Mun
chausen invention of a talented oldest
inhabitant, will probably never be
knonn. Who can tell, however, that
nature will not, some day in a communica
tive mood, roll back her rocky doors, and
show a nest of ore ot labulous richness to
the lucky and astonished Springfielder who
makes the find. A geologist ouce told the
r riter that it was not impossible that a cave
of considerable size may be some day lound
among the Mad River c.iffs, as their forma
tion is such as to warrant the possibility of
the existence ot such a cave.
A manufacturing city in the northern part
of tne State, gives an entertainment every
week, the proceeds of which are used for the
benefit ol the poor. This fact offers food for
reflection to the persons In our own city, who
grumble at the numerous charity entertain
ments to wbich they are asked to contribute.
Mr. T. K. Witticb, the well known organ
ist and shoe dealer ol this city, has
just reached his new home in Los An
geles Oalilornia. Papers which he
sends to friends here giving an. account
ol the climate, productions and scenery
of Los Angeles, read like a write-up ol Par
adise by an imaginative reporter. The num
berol sunny days in a year averages 325.
The lowest temperature ever known is 34
about three mornings in the year. Ice never
forms The average winter temperature is
55, and the average temperature of the ytar
65. To cap the clima; ol all this it is possi
ble to raise $1,140 worth ol raisins on tour
an d one-halt acres of land.
General Warren Keifer seem' anxious to do
as much active service as pes tble in his re
maining days in Congress. lie is taking a
very prominent pan in the debates of the
Houe, and is listened to w itb marked atten
tion, lie bad a lively contest with General
Warner on the Mexican War Pension Bill
last week. General Keifer, aided by two or
three to whom he yielded a few minutes
each of bis time, urged the passage of the bill
with the amendment as a fair and just meas
ure, as it would enable a large number of
worthy applicants to get their names upon
the pension roll who now had great difficulty
in doing so, even alter years ol effort, on ac
count of the difficulty ot procuring the nec
essary evidence to satisfy the present strin
gent laws. General Warner (ought the
amendment with great zeal.
A Dajtnn paper claims more inventions
per annum for that city than the "great me
chanical city of Springfield can boast." If
by inventions you mean lies inventid by
Dayton papers aliout the business interests of
Springfield great, big, double-breasted, back
action, three-to-the-ton lies, you are certainly
It cannot be denied that the suie'de of Dr.
John Maxwell was the very best solution ot
his case that could have been made. It not
only, saves the county ft, 000 at the last cal
culation, but also saves Maxwell's wile and
surviving child from the shame and disgrace
which they would have felt bad the husband
and father filled a murderer's grave, or even
a felon's cell in the penitentiary. "I think
Maxwell will take bis own lite in bis cell,"
said I to Mr. E. Sweeney, the father-in-law
ot Maxwell, at the time of the original trag
edy." "Would to God he would," said the
latter; "if he should do that, his crime would
only be remembered as an insane freak the
work of a madman, bat should he be found
guilty of murder, the disgrace would follow
my poor child and her little girl through
Some persons have expressed surprise that
no watch was kept over Maxwell by the jail
officials. They should remember that the
only case where the law authorizes a watch
over a prisoner is where a man has been
sentenced to death. The "death watch" is
then set over him and continued until his
punishment is consummated on the gallows.
What a picture for the lurid pen painting
of a Victor Hugo the Maxwell suicide would
be. Think of the wretched murderer, im
prisoned all alone in the wilderness ot iron
bars on the third story of the jail Maxwell
was the only prisoner on the entire third
story. For hours in the pitchy darkness of
the lonely corridors, he paces over the iron
floor, in the almost insupportable gloom of
the early morning hoars. The horrid tragedy
is enacting itself over and over again in his
brain. He sees the ghastly white faces ol
bis children, his little Arthur and Kenneth,
looking at him from the gloom. He hears
again the shrieks of bis poor wile when she
discovers hit horrible work. Ai;ain he is
seized and hurried to the jaiL Every inci
dent ol the awful tragedy he seems to be again
enacting. He groans aloud. Tbe lonely
echoes and the harsh iron beneath his feet,
recall to him where he is; the horrible dark
ness and silence seem to weigh upon hi a
like invisible fetters. Anything! death
itself will be preferable to the agony be is
enduring. He eagerly searches for a weapon
with which to let out his miserable hie. In
vainl Carelul bands have removed every
possible weapon from Ms reach. But, stay;
his hands touch tbe jail towel. A thrill goes
through his frame as he recognizes a weapon,
and a deliverance. With careful preparation
he fastens one end to the bars, with the other
encircles bis neck. Then, with an iron reso
lution which nothing but agonizing despair
could prompt, he calmly bends his knees un
til the noose has done its work, ar.d his soul
has winged its way to tbe world of shadows.
In the grey of tbe morning the jailer finds
the body stiff and inanimate, and the busy
brain released from its weight of remorse and
suffering. And so falls the curtain on tbe
last act of a tragedy, terrible because real.
The cumbers of the First -Presbyterian
church are unwilling to let their excellent
choir go. A number ol the members are
raising a collection among the members of
the church to enable it to retain the present
To any one fond of machinery a visit to
the water works pumping house, near La
gonda. will richly repay the trouble of get
ting there. The pumping machinery is really
a marvelous example ot mechanical skill.
The engineer, Mr. Powell, has a fine collec
tion of plants in the engine room, and takes
the greatest pride in the machinery. Visitors
are numerous and on Sunday tbe number
often averages fifty or one hundred during
the day in rammer, and half as many in the
winter. One contrivance in the engine room,
which is attended with amusing results, is
tbe shocking machine. From a small elec
trical machines at tbe side of the rooms, wires
are run under tbe floors, and connected with
the brass band-rail in front of the great en
gine. A foot board of zinc on the floor in
front of tbe railing completes the contrivance.
When a viator inters, stands on tbe strip of
zinc, and g rabs tbe hand-rail, preparatory to
a long and satisfactory inspection of the ma
chinery, be usually jumps two feet high,
when he feels tbe bar throbbing in bis band
like a wasp a nest. The effect is all tbe more
effective betauEe eo unexrected.
A sketching club was organized among our
voung society people of artistic inclinations
this week, tbe organization being effected at
a meeting at Mrs. Blee's, Friday night. The
club will make many a pleasant excursion next
sammer to sketch from nature. The rocks,
water-falls, forests, gorgeous sunsets, and
other features of the landscapes near Spring
field, are no doubt on the qui rue to become
victims to the ski telling of the club.
"It would never do for me to be a Police
man in dull times," said a civilian to an
officer the other day, "Why," asked the
officer, "Well," said the other, "if I saw a
famished looking man helping himself to a
loaf of bread for bis family, or if I saw a
freezing wretch filling a little basket with
coal on a bitter zero nigbt.I could never have
the heart to arrest him.'" "No more have I,"'
said tbe policeman walking away with a
"It seems so still here to-day," said a
former Springfielder on a visit to the city
this week, "Yes," said his companion, "It
dots seem pretty dull j"" nowt "" JDn
ain't here to-day." John I" laid No. 1 "John
whoT" "Why John T. Norris," said No. 2.
"It always seems like Sunday when John
ain't hustling around on the streets with bli
hooked cane and Buffalo robe overcoat."
The Ladies of the Benevolent Society owe
thanks to Mistress January for the present
spell of warm weather, which has been equal
to a gift of many a load of coal to the poor.
There has been much curiosity to know
what amounts were paid the Messiah soloits
for their fine work at tne concert, ine
amounts were as follows: Miss Dora Ilen
ninges the soprano teoeived $75 and all ex
pense". Mr.Rechab Tandy.the tenor, of Cleve
land $75 and expenses. D. M. Bibcock, the
baa-io. from Bjston. received $100 and expen
ses, and Miss Mary Howe, the contralto, also
from Boston, $50 and expenses. Manager
Louis Ballenberg received $190 for salary and
and expenses ot the Cincinnati orchestra.
Newspaper advertising and printed matter
cost $27.30. Hotel bills and railroad fares
amounted to $S4 GO. The Opera House rent
$37.50. Other minor expenses raised the
total expense ot the concert to $706.78. The
total receipts amounted to $710, thus leav
ing a balance of $3.22 in favor of the Vocal
Society. The financial success of the concert
was entirely due to the industry of the Vocal
Society in selling tickets. In this regard the
palm must be awarded to Mr. Oliver S.
Kelly, the energetic President or the Society,
who himself disposed of 69 tickets. The next
highest number, 64, was sold by Mr. Lyle
Burbank, son of Prof. Burbank. The concert
ot the Messiah was the most important mu
sical event whiih has ever taken place in
Springfield and will do mu-h to advance the
caue ot music, and especially the higher
grades of music, in Springfield.
It looks very much as if Mr. Weather
Prophet Drury had hit the spike on the caput
in bis prediction that the present winter wiil
be an open one. The weather this week has
been more like March thin January.
Columbus has just received an addition of
800 families to ber working popula ion, by
tbe removal of tbe Pan-Handle shops to that
city. What an immense advantage such a
plum as this would be to Springfield.
Prof. S. Jerome Uhl, the Springfield artist
now abroad, is at present engaged in land
scape painting around Dieppe, in France, that
lovely city whose adjacent scenery makes an
artist's paradise tor the landscape painter.
Prof. Uhl has been exceedingly diligent in
the practice of his profession while abroad,
and has visited and painted in nearly
every important art capital in Europe.
His career is a great honor to the
leading citizens of this city, by whose gen
erous patronage he was enabled to spend
several years abroad in sludy. Before leav
ing for Europe Prof. Uhl showed the writer
commissions for pictures amounting to $3,000
for some ot the leading citizens of this city.
The pictures were to be landscape paintings
ol a specified size and character, the subjects
to be chosen by Prot. Cbl himself, and the
pictures to be completed by a certain time
The amounts of the commissions ranged
frum $1,500 down to $100, and were given
by suci leading citizens with artistic taste,
as B. II. Warder, John Foos, John B. Book
waiter and others. Armed with this band
some little fortune to be earned by future
work. Prof. Uhl was enabled to spend several
years in Europe very comfortably. He will
probably return to this city for a few months
next summer, his intention being to obtain
all bisordersand commissions in this country,
and thei return to Europe to execute them.
George Alfred Townsend, tbe redoubtable
Gath, is announced to lecture here January
27, tor tbe benefit of the Voung Ladies' Mis
sionary Society of the First Presbyterian
church. His subject is "Djnbtmg Thomas,"
and consists cf a series of word pictures of
tbe different Presidents of the United States.
Tbe eldest inhabitant cays that Oath's lecture
will make quite a coincidence. It seems that
Horace Greeley.the great founder of the New
York Tiibune, lectured in the old Presbyte
rian cnunh in this city, which stood on the
same site as the present edifice, about thirty
years ago, his subject being "The United
States Congressmen, and Their Peculiarities,"
The lecture drew a crowded house of the
principal citizens of Springfield, then a vil
lage. The property man of the Maggie Mitchell
Company, in a burst of confidence, told a
relative ot his in this city, that Maggie is only
forty-nine years old, notwithstanding the fact
that tbe bold, bad, lying newspapers stick to
sixty-two as the proper figure. Be this as it
may, Maggie Mitchell still has considerable
dramatic power, and is a charming woman in
private life. Our Springfield girls might
take a lesson in the science of dress from Miss
Mitchell. How simply she dresses, and yet
how effective. A bit of color here, a bit of
striped silk there, a little filmy lace around
her brow, and presto : she looks like a fairy.
The latest thing in the party line is the
soap bubble pt-rty, one of 'which was held at
the residence ef Conductor O'Neill, on West
Pleasant street, last week. The guests on
arriving are each presented with a bubble
pipe. Castile soap and warm water are then
brought in. All present then commence to
blow bubbles. Three trials are given and
the gentleman who succeeds in blowing tbe
largest and handsomest bubble, and the one
which floats longest in tbe air, is accorded
tbe inestimable privilege of kissing any lady
in the company he desires. The ladies are
pledged to award the tavor to the most suc
cessful knight of the bubble pipe, and the
performance is n'nally attended with the
greatest merriment. In the words of all who
have ever participated in them, " Soap bubble
parties are immense." On going home tbe
hostess presents each guest with a bronzed
pipe as a memento. Rambles,
Eleven Horses Killed by a Train Out of a
Drove of Twelve, and the Remaining;
Animal Injured Loss About 92,UOO.
Andrew and John Nicholson, brothers, are
extensive breeders of fine draft horses at th ir
place one-and-a-half or two miles west of
Plattsbnrg, this county, on the line of the
I, B. 4 W. railroad, Middle Division. They
breed from imported stock and have on their
place a large number of valuable animals
Thursday evening a drove of twelve mares
and colts, running at large in a field, either
broke down tbe fence or found a place where
it was broken down, and got out upon the
railroad track just before the six o'clock
express came thundering along. A panic
seemed to seize the animals when tbe locomo
tive whittle sounded, and instead of getting
off the line at either side, they kept on up tbe
track in a sort of huddle, and the train, go
ing at full speed, which was increased when
the engineer saw be was "in for it," perhaps,
killed eleven out of the twelve within a dis
tance of 301 feet, and injured the twelfth by
cutting it about the legs and body. Strangely
enough the train did not leave the rails, the
bodies of the animals being thrown out ot
the way by its force. There were several
bloode 1 horses and colts in the lot valued at
$200 each, and the average value is thought
by experts to be between $150 and $200,
making the total loss foot up $1,800 or $2,
000. The reporter did not learn whether or
not there was any insurance or as to any suit
tor damages against the railroad company.
Tbe encounter was at the point where the
road runs through the Hawkins farm, and
the place looked like a battle-field that had
been swept by a battery of artillery.
On a Quadruple Charge.
Tbe entry appeared en the blotter at the
county jail yesterday morning: "James M.
Kills drunk and disorderly, using profane lan
guage, pointing a deadly weapon, and carry
ing concealed weapon." The prisoner is a
well known shoemaker, who has a dangerous
temper when at all in liquor. Warrants
were sworn out yes'erday morning for bis
arrest on the minor charges of drunkenness.
' disorderly conduct and using prolane Ian-
gnage, and the officers get on his track about
three o'clock in tbe a'ternoon. ilson and
Crolt, hearing their man was somewhere in
the West End, salooning it, followed, Crolt
going to Ropp's plfire and Wilson to Cray's.
As Wilson opened tbe door of the latter
to enter, be came face to face with
Kills, who was leaving. The officer managed
to close the door so as to catch bis man by
one arm last and called to Croft to assist him.
As soon as the door was opened and the man
let loose, Croft, who knew whom he bad to
deal with, seized him by tbe throat while the
irons wore put on. Glancing down he saw
the muzzle of a revolver in Kills's handpoint
ing straight up at him and quick as a flash
struck it aside. Crott thinks Kills was at
tempting to pull the trigger but happened to
get his finger eutside tbe guard instead of on
the trigger. The patrol wagon was called
and the man taken to jail. He is represented
as saying he was sorry he hadD't shot the
officers and it is further reported he had,
some time during the day, drawn the p'stol
on his mother. The pointing of a weapon at
another person is a penitentiary offence.
The American Tract Society.
This great national society, will, during the
present week, make its annual appeal to our
citizens, through tbci visit ol Rev. Mr. Rose
ter, one of its Secretaries. Its deign is to
distribute a pure Christian literature, estec
ially in the destitute portions of our country,
whose people must be sought out and visited
to that end. The last year 155,225 homes
were thus reached by its laborers 133,463
volumes were emulated; oer 56,000,000
pages were given away, or loaned; 4,614 re
ligious meetings were held and numerous
bible schools organized in these homes. Tbe
society never asks anything lor the support
of its business but only lor its benevolent
work, to which every penny is strictly ap
plied. A Story of Some of the Pleasures of
Running a Hotel.
My friend, who told rue the following
yarn, is one of tho proprietors of n big
uiuincr hotel on tho Xew Knglaml
eoft. At this timo of tho year ho is
"taking things easy," and waiting for
next summer to come, and ho spends a
certain portion of his leisure timo in
my ollicc. whero I am always glad to
welcome ono of tho fraternity. Ono
day Ia:t week ho lighted a fresh cigar,
disposed himself at tho, proper anglo in
his chair, and lireel away about as fol
lows: "Diel I ever tell you the insido his
tory of our sudden grand change from
olored waiters to white don at tho
beach last season? It ruado lots of talk
at tho timo. Well, sir, this is how it
happened. It was in the middle of
dinner one day, and ever thing sliding
along as usual, when one of the waiters
went down stairs and walked up to tho
girl ho gave out tho toast, and said:
'You Irish , g.o rue sonio toast,'
Tho girl up with tho toasting-rack and
let him hao it over the head. Ho had
in his hanel a heavy butter dish, and
ho gave her a crack with this on the
side of her head that knocked her
senseless and stifT as quick as a stroke
of lightning could have done it. Some
body ran for tne, and I piled down,
itli D , our special constablo and
detccthe, cloo behind me. There lay
tho girl, apparently elead, and tho
place was full of the 'coons,' who were
after their orders for the dining room.
D jumped right on to tho fellow,
and together we hustled him up-stairs
and had hi in thocd into a closet and the
door locked before tho crowd down
stairs knew what was going on.
"Now, tlicro is this difference be
tween white waiters and colored ones:
If a white waiter gets drunk or cuts up
rusty you can throw him out, or knock
him dow n and drag him out if neces
sary, and that's all there is to it; but
if you touch one 'coon' they're nil on
top of you and there's 'razors in tho
air' in no time.
"Well, in a minute the-e fellows dis
covereel that their man was gone, and
they began to rush through all tho
lower corridors and halls looking for
him. There was a regular pandemoni
um there, jou can bet, with tho gang
of darke)s rushing back anil forth,
swearinr to iiud their pal end cut up
ever bod) in the place if he wasn t
produceel. We got tho girl out and
safely i i bed, with tho doctor looking
after her, and then I tried talking to
them, but they paid no attention to mo
at all. Of course, I thought about tho
Iicoplo in tho dining room, so I un
ocked tho closet, let my prisoner out,
told him tho girl was coming on all
right and ho could go to work. He
took his tray and wont and got his
toast and marched up stairs with it,
and then tho others also fell in, got
their various portions and followed
suit. Tho whole affair lasted less than
ten minutes, and in the dining room no
one suspected anj thing. I stood by
tho door aud not a single person com
plained of any delay or told mo that
this was a deuco of a place to pretend
to servo dinner,' or said any of tho
other pleasant little things that we all
have to take whenover an) thing goes
"But I tell vou, I was mad clear
through. While tho row was going
on tho darkeys had been perfectly fran
tic, flourishing razors, cursing and
threatening, and one fellow told me to
'git out do way! We's gwine to run
dis place.' And then the infernal bru
tality of tho attack on tho poor girl,
w ho never stirred or showed any signs
of lifo boyond breathing, till lato in tho
evening that mado my blood boil.
The men came to tne, somo of them,
and said that if I w as going to make
any chango they wanted to know it,
1 told them that they would know
when I made a change, and I meant
that thev should. I went up to tho
citv as usual that afternoon and ad
vertised for lifty white waiters to ap
ply at the oflice of a friend to whom I
explained tho situation. In tho morn
ing I went up again at my regular
time, saw a lot of men, engaged every
ono that said ho was a waiter or looked
like one, and tho next day had my
lifty. My comiugs and goings were
just tho same as Usual, so nono of my
old waiters su-pected an) thing. The
second eiay I got my new recruits to
gether and took them down with me.
Tmade them walk up from tho boat to
tho houo quietly in twos and threes,
keeping their bundles out of sight, and
Hocked them all in tho bar room. I
went to tho office and saw my part
ner. " 'Where aro all tho men?'
" 'Over in the barracks, shaing and
cleaning up for dinner, as usual.' This
was about eleven o'clock.
"Have )ou got their accounts all
" 'Yes, all ready for 'em.'
"I went to the dining room. There
I found ono solitary darkey, 'Big Dan.'
" 'Dan,' said I," )ou make tracks
ri"lit over to the barracks and toll those
feTlows th it I want every man of them
to step right up to tho ollieo and get
his pav and take the next boat for tho
city. "If there's a single coon hero af
ter tbe boat leaves, I'll havo him in
jail.' (We havo a jail of our own on
"Lightning never went any faster
than Big Dan did w hen he broke for
the barracks with his e)es sticking out.
to tell tho colored boys tho news. Be
fore they were out out of their quar
ters I had D , and some other offi
cers tiring out their trunks and boxes.
The darkeys came rushing over in all
sorts oLdlfc-S ye undress, bare-head
ed, shirt-6leeved, suspenders hanging
down, the most nstoiushfd crowd jou
oversaw. Before they had tune to
think we had them marched up to the
di-sk a el paid off my p-utner hail
every man's monev reaelv foi him m a
little envelope with Ins name on it
and the) weie hurtled out of the door,
down to the wharf, into the boat, and
their trunks and other plunder chucked
ou after them before they knew what
had happened. Big Dau alone seemed
to understand aud apprccitte the situa
tion. He called out to me: 'You'so doin'
jest right mistah . It sarves dem
niggers jest r'ght. It's jest what dey
wants, didn't hab nulhu' to do wid
"I wasn't in nny mood for excusing
anvboely juit then, so Big Dan had to
sail away with tho rest As soon as
tho boat statted I reluasod mv new re
cruits, nnd when the people came
down to dinner, there, behind uac
chair, where there had stood in the
morning a shining elarkev, was now n
clean-shaven, noat-looking vvhito wait
er, quite at home and ready to take
vour order for an) thing on the bill or
off it. Tho quests wore rather nara-
lvzed, I think, and ono lady marched
up to ii o and said that -.ho didn't liko
such things at all. She seemed to
think that sho ouht to havo been con
sulted before such an important chango
was m ide. I said to her:
'"Madam, if on Ton't like vvhito
waiters I am soi ty, as it is the only
kind that we have here. However, if
jou will kindly order)our dinner and
report to me if ) ou havo anything to
complain of, I will trv to make even
thing satisfactory' 'lli.it w a the hist
I heard of her.
"My season went on swimmingly.
My new waiters perhaps got drunk
more and staved drunk longer than the
'coons,' but they didn't elo one-tenth
tho stealing, anil if I found it necessary
to dichargo onu or give him a gentle
blowing up, or put him in jail for a
season of rellection anil repentance, I
did it without a riot.
"Xot long ago, my friend W ,
who, as )ou know, runs ono of tho big
gest hotels and restaurants in the coun
try, and always has colored waiters,
said to me:
" 'My dear fellow, I am ttidcr great
obligations to jou for puttingthat thing
through as jou did down at tho beach
last summer. The way vou turne the
tables on those fellow's," and showed
your independence of tlieni. and tho
lesson they got by it and by their be
ing out of a job for the rest of tho sum
mor, has been a honeht to every hotel
man in ew Kngland, and we thank
you for it,'
"Tho toast girl! Oh! sho came
around all right. I was ahvayi sorry
that I had to let tho scoundrel who
struck her go unpunished. And ono
thing more jou may be interested to
know the evening after the row we
picked up about thirty razors from the
floor of the basement hall." Boston
In a Predicament.
An amusing torv reaches us irom
Paris. On Friday last a ladj-, having
paid her hotel bill, sent away herboxi-s
on a cab, and sallied fortli on foot. No
f.oo er had she departed than tho land
lord discovered that the clock had tlis
appeared from the mantel-piece of the
room which his late lodger had been
occttpjing. though he remembered to
have seen it there subsequent to her
trunks hav ing been dispatched. Con
vinceil that she must bo tho thief he
rusheel out in hot pursuit, and over
taking her he charged her with the rob
bery, and gave her into custody, the
lady meanwhile protesting "loudlv
against the indignity offered her. unci
vowing v ngeante against the traducer.
She was, however, taken before the
Juge d'Instrtiction, to w horn she re
sumed her torrent of indignant denial,
with the extraordinary volubility pe
culiar to the daughters of Gaul. Her
indignation was at its height when lo!
12 o clock rang forth in clear tones
from tho region of Madame' s dress im
prover. The expression of consterna
tion depicted upon the fair pilferer's
countenance, together with the appo
sitencss of the quaint phenomenon,
were too much for tho gravity of tho
officials, who burst into a lit of uncon
trollable laughter. Five minutes later
a female w arder returned the telltale
timepiece to its owner. Will Mr. Oscar
Wilde still insist upon the "utter use
lessness of that hideous monstrosity
the bustle?" J'all Mall Gazette.
The Rise of the "Metropolitan Cor
respondent," I will not assert that tho bricks
found among tho ruins of Ninevah,
covered with cuneiform characters,
were tablets which had dropped from
tho hats of "Assyrian Specials;" neither
will I insist that'St, Paul alluded to the
news-correspondents of Athens when
ho spoko of those Greeks there who
"spent their timo in nothing else but
either to tell or to hear some new
thing." In ancient Rome, however,
centuries before there were tj pes or
printing presses, telegraphs or ocean
steamers, there were metropolitan cor
respondents. Wherever tho victor
ious legions advanced, the Roman offi
cers, both military anil civil, were sup
plied with the lidibria ventes and the
acta populi bj' special correspondents,
who sent away from the imperial city,
inscribed on papjTus. almost exactly
the same matters about which we tele
graph. We read in some of these
chronicles which have escaped tho rav
ages of time about the debates in tho
Capitol, the receptions of tho Execu
tive, the gladiatorial shows, tho new
public buildings erected, chats for
idlers, and on-dits for scandal-mongers.
The profession of "metropolitan
correspondents" thus established has
ever since been followed at tho capitals
of civilized countries; and now that
they have telegraph and tho printing
press for the diffusion of their gather
ings and gleanings, they aro a recog
nized institution. The brains of the
fifty or more hero aro tho cameras
through which the nation's history is
daily daguerrotj ped on the minds of at
least 5,000, IXJO readers. Jctlcrson, wno
was the first President inaugurated
here, had as his favorito correspondent
William Duane, of tho Philadelphia
Aurora, who had tho run of tho White
House, and was snecringly called by
tho Federalists tho Presidential bag
piper. lien: Ferley 1'oore,
Messrs. Miller and Lux, two cattle
Kings of tho Pacific coast, wero poor
men tw enty j'ears ago, and are now
rated as worth SS.OOO.OOO to 810,000,
000. They have about 90,000 head of
cattle and 115,000 head of sheep, of
which latter they kill 6,000 per month.
They own an irrigating canal worth
81.000,000, fences 300 miles in length
(a fortune in itself) in California 600,
000 acres of land, in Nebraska 10,000
acres, and 15,000 acres of alfalfa grass.
Uana-maae envelopes cost originally
6 cents each. The envelope-making
machine now turns them out so that a
thousand are sold for 30 cents.
When Doctors Oliagrea
It will be time enough to'doubt tbe reliability
of Kidney-Wort. Doctors all agree that it is
a most valuable medicine in all disorders of
the Liver, Kidneys and Bowels, and frequent
ly prescribe it. Dr. P. C. Ballou, ot Monk
ton says: ' The past year I have used it more
than ever, and with the best results. It is
the most successful remedy I have ever used."
Such a recommendation speaks for itself.
Sold by all druggists. Sea adrt.
BAKING POWDER TRAMPS
The danger to tbe public health from the indiscriui
iuate use of the many lime and alum baking powders of
commerce has been so fully exposed that everybody desies
to avoid their further use.
The proprietors of some of the worst of these powders
are now going from house to house, trying by means of a
trick, or so-called test, with heat and water, to show that
their article is as good as the Eoyal Baking Powder, which
everybody knows is absolutely pure and wholesome, the
object, of course, being to supply their own goods in place
of the favorite Royal, which housekeepers have for so many
years relied upon to produce light, wholesome, and pal
The housekeeper will do well to be on her guard against
these baking powder tramps. Every intelligent person
knows that any goods peddled from house to house in this
manner, or that are given away in samples, or sought to be
introduced by secretly traducing the character of other
goods well known to be pure and reliable, have no merits
of their own, and have failed to find purchasers through
As a matter of fact, one of these tramps is trying to in
troduce a powder that has been found by the Government
chemist to be 11.85 per cent lime, and the other peddles a
powder that is 20 per cent alum one a powerful caustic,
the other a corrosive poison.
No such tricks or jugglery can deceive any one. The
crucial test that the Eoyal Baking Powder has undergone
during the last quarter of a century the test of actual and
successful work in the preparation of pure and wholesome
food, under which it has never yet failed is entirely satis
factory to the practical housekeeper. She has always had
"good luck" with it in making light, sweet, and delicious
bread, biscuit, and cake, and has placed it, to stay, at the
head of her housekeeping favorites. The Royal Baking
Powder has the reputation everywhere of being the best
and the only pure baking powder made, and the baking
powder tramp who attempts to supplant its place in the
confidence of the housekeeper will find this a bad year for
BLACK BRO. & CO.
GREAT CHEAP SALE OF
To reduce stock before taking our annual Inventory, February
1st, we will sell Dry Goods and Carpets of ail kinds
at lower prices than ever before known.
Call and hear our prices before buying.
Great Cut in Prices
IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
We are selling good yard wide Muslin at 4s.
Good Calict at 4c.
Good Lancaster Gingham 5c.
Cassimeres, Jeans and Flannels all marked down.
CARPETS ! CARPETS !
We are showing a fine stock of Carpets of all grades at
Surprisingly low prices.
We solicit a call. Respectfully,
BLACK BRO. & GO.
There is no one article in the line of medi
cines that gire co large a return lor the
money rs a good porous strengthening plas
ter, such as Carter's Smart Weed and Bella
donna Backache Piasters.
A Ureat mscovery.
Mrs. Emma Clark's Hair Restorer removes
dandruff from the scalp and renders it per
fectly healthy. It will cure all diseases of
the scalp, also cure neuralgia headache, ner
vous headache and removes pimples from the
lace, restores gray hair to its natural color
and produces a luxuriant growth of the hair.
This preparation is perfectly free from pofa
onoas drugs. Satisfaction guaranteed, er
money refunded. This Hair Restorer is pre
pared and sold by Mrs. Emma Clark, South
Charleston, Clark county, Ohio, or hr au
thorized agents. Agents wanted. Give it a
tiial. Price 75 cents and $1.00 per bottle.
For sale by Ad. Bakhacs & Co , Druggists,
23 East Main street, and H. II. Wolfe, coraer
Market and High streets.
A Dreadful Dtae.
Read, ponder and profit thereby. Kemp's
Balaam lor the Throat and Lungs is con
ceded by all who have used it to excel any
preparation in the market as a complete
Throat and Lung Healer. AH persons
aQiicted with that dreadful disease Con
sumption will find speedy relief, and in a
majority of cases a permanent cure. The
proprietor has authorized Dr. T. J. Casper,
Drug2it, to refund the money to any party
who has taken three-fourths ot a bottle with
out relief. Price 50 cents and SI. Trial
I size free.
Young Men I Head This.
The Voltaic Belt Co.. of Marshall, Mich ,
offer to send their celebrated Electron-Voltaic
Belt and otbvr Electric Appliances on trial
for thirty days, to men (young or old) afil:cted
with nervous debility, loss ot vitality and
manhood, and all kindred troubles. Also for
rheumatism, neuralgia, paralysis, and many
other diseases. Complete restoration to
health, vigor and manhood guaranteed. Xo
risk is incurred as thirty days trial is al
lowed. Write them at once for illustrated
jWell Dressed People don't wear
dingy or faded things when the 10c and
guaranteed Diamond Dye will make them
good as new. They are perfect. Get at
druggists and be economical. Wells, Rich
ardoc & Co., Burlington, Vt.
Coughs, Colds and Sore Throat yield read
ily u B. H. Douglass & Sons' Capsicum
Cough Drops. 3
The three outlets of disease are the bowel',
the tkm and the kidneys. Regulate their ac
tion with the best punlying tonic, Burdock
A CARD, To nil who are aafTertng from
errors and indiscretions of youth, nervoua weak
ness, earlr decaj, loss of niinhood, &, I will
send a recipe that will cure jou, FREE OF
CHAKUE. This great remedy waa discovered by
a missionary in boulh America, bend sell-ad-dressed
envelope to BEY. JOSEPH T. IN MAN
station !.. New Tork.
RAILWAY TIME TABLE
Claxulnud, Columbus, Cincinnati aid la
(JKKAT (EMiai. TBCCK ROUTE.
through tsr, wliL .icr (tn. .. ir tnloo I epos
Onlr lilrrti line via (l.-i.l.r.l, luBilo sndTt
gra lillilot liV ,Dj jtw Irglind.
Inn iiiiMiitix, , jut-, ml, it, tuthmit-.
fifio . ..'.ii ,. i , . ,,.T j ,,j , (jt,t,.
r lidliui. i,.i'l l.nti ?M7tnt,lw
hqi.Pinent, ind mnricn threugh the mast aopa.
louiifaitot the .oiintrf, icatimlcf; tverr ppll
a?.eo!l.,,'1 ,1 nwrt iBown tole trMice
ib "- lr rJ '""-K" d cd the SJet Koad ia
the Jft. Tickets bj thlsprular rouu for
stall rulsrtlriet crficn.
a. J. sMITU, General Pasnenier Aeent
C. C. C. I. KAILiTAY.
Tniai leiTj 3riaj list.
Hprlnp., Del. A Col. Accom
Ji. Y. A lioiton tiprtss
. 1233 am
fine- tii r.taU Line
CleVei u I rast Line.
lahl LeiT Sij Intl.
Spriugflefd Accom , , , .
SptlrgStM A Cincinnati ExpieM.
Cln, A lutlianapollii hiprpm
Cincinnati Kai Lt e
5.45 p ia
bp'fj. 4 Clu. Acccm. Sunday only.
Inj -nirt rrs Sesti.
. Y. A Boston i.xprevi,
Cln A lielaware ExpieM
Celand l.Ht t-i" ,,
12-15 a ra
-. r ia
5 3S p m
SiffU. A CId. Acccm., Sunday only. T4 p m
Cin. I.V.). FaM Line 835 m
Tn A.T.TI fra ZuL
Delaware, sp'fd A Cin. Express..
2.30 a a
i,iucinuau r a.u ine.
vuiumuus, itia are aaa cpnnjseia Ac iju p at
Tfieetralnsare the oi;ly ones running on
Train leaving at 11.33 a. m. has through
sleeping cir to Bonton without chango.
The train leailngat3 5 lias parlor cart
Cleveland, conuecilug with the turough
sleeper lu.Ne ork aid Button.
Ail trains run uy Central standard TJma,
which la -5 minutes slower than tipringnela
time. Ueo. II. KmaHT,
Ticket Agent, Arcade Hotel.
GREAT THROUGH ROUTE
PUSSENGEB THAI13 !
Uailv fear.h Wav , -
Elegant 3Si-v Style
And Combination Sleeping and Re
clining Chair Cars on
And Elegant Modern Coaches on Day Trails,
Steel Kails, Miller Platforms aud
Couplers, Air Brakes and all
Shortest and Most Dealrabls Boat Be
tween the Kat and Weat Tnroagn.
Ticket and llaggace Cnee a
to all arlncip I feints.
Partlcalar adnntages offered to Weatera Emi
grant. Land and Tuurin Tickets t all paints
reached bjr anj line.
faMcnger Trains Iai Sprlngfiald, O., a fal
lows: Going West, 1.35 a. m., 115 a. m., 5.23 p. m.
liom j Iut, 1-35 a. m., ia05 a. m., S.S0 a. ia
8 40 p. in.
Going .North, 2.45 a. m ,11.40 a. m.,8.40 p..
holnz iuth, O. . K. H-, WW a. la., 5.55 p. .
C.lHrnderAou, 11. M. llronaoa.
Gen'l Manager. ben'l Ticket Agt.
1). LI. KOCUb, Agent, Springfield, Ohio.
Okio So-t-am Dlrlataau
tTralM Am rraa Jicuoo tnd WtaMnfts CH
No. 1 (except Sunday).,
No. S, (except Bnndaji.
. 5:15 p.m.
-10:10 a. m.
tso p. a.
Trains Dscirt for Jickion and Washftgtn C H
No. 2, 'except gnnitav) 11:45 a. m. 10:3 a. a
No. 4. (except sundar) 3.55 p. m. 5:53 p. a.
. T. P. ot O. RAJXWAT.
Trains Lava glu; exit
SprlngfU . .
No. 4, N. Y. Limited Ex10M a. m. 109 a. a.
No. S, New York Expreea-. 5:19 p. m. 4.M p. a.
No. 12, Atlantic Expreea 10.24 a.m. 12:19 a. a
Tra'ni Lsavt going Wot.
Sprtngf Id B. ,
No. l.Cln. and Weat'n Ex12:53p.m. 128p.a.
No. 3, Pacific txpreaa 2:24a.m. l4a.se.
No. 5, St. L. Limited Lx o.54p.m. 5:29 p. s.
Theae traini are tne only ocea running on don
Pree hack to trains one hoar betoie time of di
partnre. J. I. fHLaeia, Ticket Art.; o ia
ou James Hotel
l, C. k St. I. Rail waj.
LITTLE MIAMI DIVISION SIT.ING FIELD
CxsTBiL Standard Tim.
Fst L'e. Qn. Ac. W. Ex.
hoiiokest No. 1. No. 11. No. 7.
Lv spriDgtield. 6.10am 11.00am 4.Uupm
Lv.Vel. springs. S 20am 11 JMam 4 21pm
Arrive Xema. 6.40am 11.5Cni 4 45pm
Arr. Cincinnati lOJOam 2J0pm loopm
Arr. Columbus 9 30am 7.23pm
Arr. LoaisvilW 7.30im linl
F"st L'e. Col..c. Xea. Ac.
oolso cast No. 4. No. 12. No. 19.
Leave Louisville- 25am . -
Lv. Cincinnati 7.45am 2.30pm
Arr. Columbus 11.40am 7.0ipmar
Arrive Xenta lu.M)am 4.40pii. 15pm
Lv. YeL sprines.l0-31am 5 5i'pm72:O0v
Arr. Sprin-eld40:55.m &U4 )0pi
Train No.l makes connections at Xenta tor Ca,
lnmbus, Washington C II. and Chilltcotha. Mo
ll thnmgn train xor an poiuia oouiu anu nr
20 7 Western Express through train fcrCia m
nati, Louisville and all points South; Indian-v
lis, St-Louls and all ponta West; Loganaport anl
Chicago and all points North andNorihwest. ria.
5 is a through train lor all points Last. Batin on
Washington. Philadelphia. New York.BoeVn aaa
I points in isew cngiana ?iaies.
I .!.-.. --.1 U.. -- r.V- - A nit. 1.1
formation, caa be obtained ol the Compaay
iirtru j.uu .M.KK.U&V .uw. uu .wiv ...
agents, and atmeomceoi tne company's Ageas
this C1IJ tariicuiar luiurinawoa aa w 11
connections. Hates, etc cheerfully furnished.
Cvllea J..J1. ui."it,i:ur iicaet aj-
, JAS. Me MdtEA -Uuu-