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THE GIJOBE SBPU3U0, SOTPAY jMORNIKfl, FEBRT7ABY 8 1885. EIGHT FA.GKB&
nblished Every Sunday Horning
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TO I THIS LOCiUTT. A KklokDID BT J. DEC1I,
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February 7, ittS I . nidi Miner.
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SO p. " 2J M I Snowing
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uuir ilte 10 l-4 39 abuTe. Temperature ol
Ur I l tu i- S9 ab ire i.upwMtur ol sani-
i in i W 9toe zero.
Onolnchof mjftl this morning, 0.03 Inch ot
Mr. Cleveland is still an unknown quan
tity. Nobody knows what bo is going to
tlo'or whom be is going to call into his
cabinet. lie is an c ject ol interest.
More than ten thousand Irish laborers
have been dismissed in London since the
last dynamite explosion there. Irishmen
of theO'Donavan-Kossa stripe are helping
tbe Irish poor.
The man Cunningham, whom they have
under arrest in London charged with the
dynamite outrage, has an unsavory record,
nnd stands a good show ot getting himself
into serious trouble.
An exchange (of Boston) says that
Henry James, the novelist, does not know
anything about Boston. That settles
James. A man that does notkno Boston
does not know beans.
Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who as Ella
Wheeler wrote to poetically about bell,
Las, since her marriage, gone into relig
ious subject. She is not so much at home
as she was, and her poems lack the old
The owners of silver mines had a con
vention in Denver the other day and re
solved most emphatically and almost fran
tically again -t the suspension ot silver
coinage. They are suspected of inter
The Chicago News says that the choice
was oflered John R McLean between a
cabinet position and the sherifl's advpf.
tising in Hamilton county, and that he
unhesitating y took the advertising. He
would rather spite Halstead than be presi
dent. The president and his family will take
up quarters at the Arlington Hotel in
Washington. It is stated that be will go
to that hotel and pay his bills like any
other guest. That is to say, the Arlington
is run on business principles, and is neu
tral in politics and religion.
Mr. F. C Burnand has, in a recent num
ber ol the Fortnightly, discussed the social
status of actors and actresses. He has
made the act ire and actresses mad by tell
ing the truth; which is, that "to belong to
the stage in Eugland or America is not
an honor in itsell." The theater persons
should not distress themselves about this.
For "Act well your part, there all the
Both sides ol D- Lesseps's Panama ca
nal will be lined with graves. The num
ber of laborers' lives that will be sacrificed
in that .treat work will be appalling
Yellow fever is the standing pestilence in
that tropical strip ot land between the
two seas. The annual death-rate there
now is eleven inone hundred of the popu
lation. The director-general of the ca'ial
company has loot every member of bis
family lrom the fever.
WAS IT SUICIDE?
It was an old man. It for he was
dead He had been louud in an old lum
beryard, lung face upward and eyes
open, as if he had at last seen something
in the stars friendly to him.
On examination, it was found that the
Teins at bis wrists had been cut and be
had bled to death. A dull old penknife
with blood on the blade lay beside him.
Poor old maul denied even the luxury of
suicide I Morphine, chloroform, quick
p.isoii, the pitiful emptiness ol his pockets
showed he was not able to buy. He ha I
to get out ol tbe world as he could. A
horrible sawing at the wrists with an old
But was it suicide? It so appeared by
the evidence; but it was not. He never
killed himself. Some woman killed him
The fine contour of features, the shapely
forehead, in its lull halo of silver hair,
the pleasing and expressive mouth, all
Some woman killed the old man. And
it was a woman that had been very near
to him, too. It was his mother, or sister,
or sweetheart, or wile, or daughter.
Perhaps it was bis dear old mother.
She would have given her heart's blood
for him. She would hare tramped with
bare and bleeding leet the whole world
OTer to find him and bring him home.
He was her beautiful, wayward boy, who
had torn hunselt from her when she was
reproving him lor some wrong with moth
erly tears and heart-break, and had never
let himself be heard of by ber again.
Years she had looked for his return, had
written everywhere for tidings of him,
boptd for him, longed for him, and at last
aic kened and died for him. He was on his
way hone to beg ber forgiveness when h
heard of her death. He turned back icul
smitten, and wandered over the earth. She
pursued him everywhere, day and night
When, hungry, and sick, and friendless,
and aimless, he turned aside into this old
lumberyard last night, she 'ollowed him
here. There was nobody elie with him.
No, it was not suicide.
Or possibly the woman that was last
with him was his sister. Because we have
seen that there must have been some
woman in it when a man like this resolved
to die. This was a man whom a sister
should have loved. But the beautiful sis
ter whom he worshiped, at that age when
all women are angels, became a fallen
angel. When she fell, and he l "ot
lift her up or win her back, no woman ever
found any place in his heart again. And
a man's life without a woman's love in it,
not being worth saving, it is scarcely sui
cide to throw away.
But this may be the very falsest of all
interpretations of the drama of a man's
life whose tragic closing scene here on
this squalid stage had but a single actor
and no other audience than the stars.
Who knows but the old man may have
been a lover? Young, and handsome,
and talented, he was proud and poor.
The woman who thought she loved r:
and whom he adored, was fashionable .J
therefore purchasable. Her price was an
establishment, with a husband thrown in.
The ideal, impractical young man had
nothing but his heart to stake on the
game of woman's love, and he lost. And
when be lost his heart he lost his lite. He
only finished dying last night. Suicide
had little to do that the woman had not
But no; the wrman resisted her rich
family and fashionable friends and became
his wife. She admired him and expected
great things of him. He would win tame
and gain for'une, and so justify her. He
did neither. She grew indifferent to him,
and he therelore grew jealous of her.
They quarreled. Her family sided with
her of course, and she, who should hare
been on her husband's side against the
world, sided with them. He appealed to
wifely loyalty; he endeavored to stir the
embers of old affection; but she met him
with a cold tolerance and with protestations
of mere duty. His heart hungered for her
love, and be could not live on those husks
of it that she threw to him. He turned to his
daughter for solace. But the daughter,
inhrriti"g a society-woman's heart, made
still more selfish by the false education of
maternal indulgence, went with tbe ma
jority against him. (Except mothers, it
is a very rare woman that is not finally t
heart on the side of the majority.) She
criticised him with a cold, dull silence and
unansweringeyes. In this now-grown image
of her mother he beheld his once-loving
little girl turned to stone. As by the rev
elation of a Hash of lightning, he saw his
home blasted. The world went from under
his feet. He could not live beneath the
same sky with flesh of his flesh and bis
own flesh and blood. They no longer
wished him there. He felt it now and
knew it. His pride drove him out a home
less wanderer. After years of home-sick
endeavor in the world's struggle for the
survival of the fittest, he lound that he
was not fit to survive that no man is fit
to survive a great love and a happy home.
He gave up the struggle here. It a as not
suicide; it was murder. The wife and
daughter who did it (perhaps in some dis
tant land) will never hear of it and
never feel any remorse for it. They killed
him so long ago, and so innocently, that
they have almost forgotten it. But, it
they ever come to have the opportunity and
the curiosity to look over the books of the
Recording Angel to learn whit became of
a husband and father, they will possibly
be a little shocked at tbe final entry
against the name of this poor old man
who is recorded in the newspapers as hav
ing committed suicide.
Invitation tu Sweet sulttude.
A friend who appreciates rural delights
and understands our enjoyment of the
night-side of nature has addressed us a
private invitation to "come away" to them.
As the invitation, however, seems to be
general, we take the liberty of making it
public, for the information of such ot our
readers as may be casting about in their
minds where to go the coining summer.
Xkma, Oh.o, January 31, 1SS5.
Cunieawar wiih tne tolhe va'Iev dark,
Miere ibe bug doth creep anil the worm doth
Where tuisa grows rank on the dull wet bark
Aul gohiug streams uilJ the rucks dj fall;
Where the will raccoons tj the wildcats growl
An; llielouflr cvoMutu'suen Is found;
here the eael squeak to the buutlng owl
Aiid tbe my uuuk ev,is from Its holel tbe
O c me let us ?o where the wPr for
And Iheiratljr lyux in lb ir bauuts do dwell
And rear their young- mid tbe ir.ggy ruck
All hidden awaj in the lontlj dell.
Ocome with me where tbe polecat stars
And the bat and wblppoornill ate seen;
Where chipmunks oft oj wooJchniks gaze
And the mad squirrel barbs at the wolrerine.
O feme, O come, where the wild winds moan
Aud the bullfrog's dreariest croaks are bejrd;
Where ibe .lne naard dart, from stone to stone
'seatb tbe ere, agog, of tbe eagle-bird.
O come, mr fielnd, let us hie awaj
To tbe borne serene ot the muskallone;
Where the wild geese quack, and tbe sand-cranes
And the muskrats 'neath the waters plunge.
Let us flee away from the haunts of man,
And uiateourboine in tbe midst of a bog;
Where snake-ieedars feed and the pelican
Swallows polliwog after polllwog.
Let us wan Jer off to the moaning weod,
And spend war days by a bowered stream ;
Where ihe b lght and dark and bad and goei
Are always and only what they seem.
Hst away with me to the moonlit wild.
To the spot where alone man ne'er is blue;
Let us seek for a home obscure, exiled.
Where banks ne'er break nor Mils fall due.
We will wtnd onr way from the world of pride
Fio u tu worrying baubles seek release ;
We will o where the blacksnakes smoothly glide
On their lonely, wary paths of peace.
N. E, Viu.
A WBITEB WHO WAHTS PAY.
Mr Eadator Sir as i am righting for
papers ithougbt i Would ee if you Would
Like tail lor your paper thij ii s Short
chapter the remaning 8 Will be 6 times as
lenghey as this each Weak i Wish to no
how much you Wil pay me for the story i
only send you a Short peace this Weak if
you Wish me to right the remaining plai
let me no by return mail and oblige
As we have so many proposals like the
above, without the time to reply to them
by letter, we hope the various ambitious
writers will consider our response to this
Indiana lady as addressed to them all.
Th fir.t Cantor nf th 9-ehantered storv.
.... . . ill
sent with the loregotng note, is gooo. anu
thrilling, and worth a great deal of money;
but we have too little room is our columns
and too much room in our pocketbook to
afford to pay for Original literature just at
present. Wait. Some other time.
More or the Silxed.
To the Editor of th Globe-Republic:
la your issue ol February 1st appeared
an article on mixed schools whose purport
is detrimental to the interests of the col
ored people ot this community; and, as I
am a taxpayer as well as a so-called "col
ored politician," I respectfully beg leave
through the columns of your journal to
say that every colored taxpayer and all
sober-minded people and parents who have
children to school are unqualifiedly in
favor of mixed schools, and a canvass
wi(h pen and paper, which will be made in
. few days, will attest it.
We don't want mixed schools because
we believe that the associntion of whits
nnd black children will add prestige to
either, but because ir. no other way can
we procure the same advantages other
children have, and for which we help to
pay, as well as for our own inferior facil
ities. The animal who set np such a brag in
last Sunday's issue about tbe abolition of
mixed schools has no doubt been browsing
on the rich grass of a teacher's or a jani
tor's salary, and smelt from afar off theun
erring decree that will demand his exodus.
What ehe could actuate anyone to write
such bold arrant lies and silly idle trash?
II the leading colored politicians of Spring
field are not its best citizens, then all the
colored people of Springfield are profli
gates. The inhuman wretch, as indeed he
must be, thinks it will be good for colored
children to walk three or four miles to
school. Where is there a parent, where
is there a fool, who thinks that there is a
parent who indorses such barbarism?
Mixed schools here in Sprinp field is a
fixed fact. It is the result of no hot-house.
exotic sort of sentiment, but the culmina
tion of years ot continuous agitation by an
oppressed people, who will be satisfied
with nothing less than an unconditional
surrender of their just rights as citizens.
Burglary aa a Science.
Some time since on a by-street ot this city,
a badly broken man, evidently a relic of bet
ter dT3, accosted a belated Globi-Republic
man, and asked almost piteonsly fur a dime to
buy something to eat. The news gatherer
whs softened to the extent of a lunch at an
all-niiiht restaurant in the vicinity. The man
sremed inclined to be communicative, and
alter the short repast as over bediruljied
himself as a broken-down burglar; not really
a burglar, but a "spotter" for the gang. "I've
been in almost every large city in the United
States, and also spent a season of forced exile
in Australia," he said, "I was for ten years
tbe advance agent of a gang of burglars with
headquarters iu New York, and branch report
ing offices at Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis,
rCinsas City and New Orleans. I once shook
hands with Jesse James in Kansas City, and
could have captured him several times,
but he did not belong to our gang, or our
style of thieving. Anyway, it would have
cost me my life to have done so much out
side work, or fiven to much evidence that I
could be bought to do an act of treachery.
Well, I am one of the last of a very suc
cessful eang of burglars and I can say that
not one of them hare fared as well as I have
in the world, and you see what I am.
My boy, he continued, it I bad one single
relative on the green earth that I could go to
now, and feel that my last days would not
be altogether unblest with some friendly care
for me, I think 1 would be as bappy as I
could expect, and I don't exptct much
Our gang did some little work here once,
but owing to some miscalculation nothing of
value was obtained. I spotted tbe job my--elf,
but that is all I will tell you aoout it.
You see the gaog had a regular system ot
operation, aud no written communication
except on strict matters of salary or such
things, wasever allowed. I said I was tbe
advance aent well, I bad my route laid out
for me and I took it without any change in
the programme tor the years work. I had to
watch the work myselt to know whether the
c acks-nen who followed me were up with
my "fpot" or not. I could find this out by
lbs .newspapers, though it was sometimes
hard to determine whether it was my point"
that was 'Tracked" or some other gang's
work, but I generally succeeded very well, in
hat pellicular. Now, my plan ol 'spotting"
h-H so many deviations and so mtny changes
to suit the loctlity or the circumstances that
it could hardly be called a plan. A good re
lorter for a paper is said to be able to scect
v tbe news someway ana go ana get it. Well,
I suppose I must have been a gojd "spotter"
tor I always "got onto the spot" very easily.
Some way I could tell a man who kept bis
money in bit bouse rather than in the bank,
afes likely to contain money had to be
watched pretty closely tor some days, to
be sure of it. We sometimes mUsed
tbe "lime" when the safe should bet
cracked,' for the boodle, but
when our gang missed. in such a war, tbe
newspapers were rery sure to say, that if it
had occurred the night before a large amount
of money would have been secured. So we
generally know about when to strike. Now,
of courte, I had to bare some plan of com
munication with my "tenders,"as they who lol
lowed me were called. My hotels, tor they were
always assigned me on the programme, which
was kn jwn by my "tenders," and they alsj
bad a key to certain letters of tbe alphabet
and numeiala which meant a great deal to us.
bat not translatable by anybody else. Well,
when my "spot" was made, I went to city
directory, got the page on which the name o
the party or firm appeared, counted from the
top down to it and took tbe number; it the
page was 50 and tbe number from tbe top
40, and the "spot" a sale, I would go to some
place at the hotel, generally in the private
apartments, and scratch on tbe wood S.
50. 40 , and under this I would place my own
prirate letter, F. Now I had another system
of letters only, which I could write any
where, and anybody would take them for
Bome -tool's initials. Tbose(initials I could
use when I registered at the hotel
for my own name, and I followed
that plan one year ago. This would make
it necessary for me to go to some other hotel
first, and register my name with the new ini
tials at tbe hotel previously designated. Well,
this plan made me look for such marks about '
hotel), and you will find many of them.
Some are (imply Initials of visitors, but
many of them have a history behind them
that would read well iu a novel.
11 you are curious you can make the ex
amination yourself, and I will warrant that
there is not an old hotel in your city that
does not give some evidence of a very mys
terious system of communication carried on
by the travelers. I don't say that any ol
them are now used by burglars, but a very
friendly correspondence can be kept up in
this way, and I would like to tell you of a
V""" tor, now on the stage.
communicates with an actre3S in another
company very successfully, by a well under
stood plan ot this kind, and its discovery lead
afterwards to a very sensational divorce in
the New York courts.
Funny Things by Exprens.
"Yes. 1 expected that some of these new
express agents would think I was stretching
things a little, wnen 1 gave you what I did
last time about the circus animals being sent
around tbe country by express in old times,"
said onr old Iriend the express agent as we
dropped in upon him, yesterday. "Why,
don't I remember what a regular Zoo con
vention it was from the time they were
trucked in off tbe Panhandle root (root is the
proper caper, you know) till they took the
'bus for the show-ground. Don't I remember
how economical Darnum was about saving
express charges? He always packed the
animals iu boxes like sardines, and it was a
fight to see the poor things come out of their
respective packages, aad take their regular
stuffin' from the lumber yard. You bet bis
advance agent never billed a town for a
show unless tbere was a saw-dust factory in
actire operation in the vicinity. But after
they were all fixed up again and gorged lull
ot their regular meal, and they began to re
cover tbeir spirits again, the evening social
The kangaroo was tbe most sarcastic in his
criticism of tbe other animals when be got
at it once. One evening be and tbe festive
old dude the rbinocerous werf sitting together
on sheir front piazza looking over the book in
which tbe biographies ot tbe animals were
written, to be sold in front of tbeir cages for
25 cts, each, during the performance. I no
ticed him give a start of indignattan alter he
had licked bis thumb and turned over tbe
leaf nry carefully, to where it spoke about
Yes, he said, there he is over
there in that opposite cottage. Don't you
see him with his glass eyes blood-shot with
poke berry juice, and a sardonic expression?
Why, said old Kang, that old yallrr dog is
stuft lull enough of saw-dust to be a member
of the Lumber De ler'a Association and hare
a free exert to Muskegon. He used to lire
out here in Bethel township, and when he
first cosae into the Aggregation he was billed
all orer Christendom and South Charleston,
as one of Tecumseh's yaller dogs. Bat
that wouldn't do (or a Springfield show,
so now be bas jnst relumed
trom a seacon under the old masters in
Europe and Paris, of course, and is posing as
the only Urine, man-eating bjena. Why,
continued old Kang, he 'tessed up to me that
be was alraid o rtadbis own biography be:
ause it aflected bis nervous system and su
perinduced insomnia. He also said to me
that were it not for a little youthful indiscre
tion of his'n with tbe farmers' sheep out in
bis childhood home of dear old Bethel, and
that the statutes of limitation had not yet
run out, he'd rather bunt skunk out on old
Honey or Donnell'e cretk, than to have to
glare into vacancy with a glaB3 eye, and a
sardonic expression, for $4 a month in this
Great Moral Aggregation.
At this, tbe dandy Rhino, had to burst
forth into laughter, which broke up the con
versttionale, and old Kang said tbat such
levity was uncalled for. So he put his book
back in bis tront hip pocket, and closed the
First ThloES About Springfield.
James Demint is recorded as the founder of
this city, A. D. 1799.
Mrs. Simon Kenton was the first to suggest
he name of Springfield.
New Boston, a deserted village, long since
gone, but once occupying the sight ot the old
Piqua battle-ground, made the first effort tor
the location ot the county-seat of Clark
county, at tbat place.
Lagonda was first Ough Ohonda, meaning
in the Indian language, Buck's Horn or Little
Horn. Then it was Frenchified to La Ohonda,
and then Yankeeized to Lagonda.
In the original plat ot the city, what is now
Main stieet was South street, and our present
Columbia street was then Main street.
John Daugherty made the first survey ol
the city in 1801.
The first business enterprize was a distillery
by the founder of the city, John Demint
One of the present most valuable business
blocks of tbe city, was first traded tor a pick
ot playing cards.
Griffith F003 opened the first hotel, in June
1801, on south side of Main street, a short
distance west of Spiing street.
Archibald Lowryerected the cist hewed
log "mansion," on the alley west of Lime
itone about half way to High street.
The first mill was built by Demint at the
mouth of Mill Creek. It had a capacity of 25
bushels of corn in twenty-tour hours.
The first real big ball was held at the
Foos tavern in 1805, in honor of ihe opening
of the f'rankhnton road.
Chas. Stowe, of Cincinnati, was the first
merchant, and occupied a large log building
with a stone chimney, which was regarded
as quite aristocratic. It stood on tbe South
side ot Main street, near Primrose alley.
In 1804, there were but four graves in the
old graveyard, one of which was Mrs. James
Cemint, who died in 1803, and was probably
the first intermeat.
Walter Smallwood was the first black
smith. Tbe first settled preacher was Rev. Saul
Hinkte, of the M. E. Cburth. He afterward
became a Methodist Protestant.
Dr. Richard Hunt first practiced medicine
in this locality.
The first court was held in a two-story log
bouse, which stood near the present First
Robert Uennick kept the first post office
at his mill on Buck creek and afterwards on
Mam street a short distance west of the Re
The first mail route, according to the docu
ments at Washington, was established in
1804, with Richard McBride as postmaster.
Nathaniel Pmkard opened the first schoDl,
on the n. e. c. Main and Market streets, in
Ten dollars was considered a fair price for
a fine young horse, which Griffith Foos con
tributed toward tbe first church building.
The church was erected in 1810, by the "New
Lights" on the lot west of Mill Run and
South of Main, in the rear of the Funk
The first court held in September, 18 0,
tried the first case which wan that of a man
named Taylor, for threatening to burn Mr,
The first session of the supreme court was
held in 1805. The judges were Samuel
Huntington, chief justice, with William
Spriggs and Daniel Symmes, associate judges.
This court was held in an open common near
the southeast corner of High and Limestone
streets. The first criminal case was against
Isaac Bracken, Archibald Dowden and Rob
ert Renmck, for assaulting an Indian named
Kanawa Tucko; verdict, "not guilty."
"Granny" Icenberger was the first female
vender of ginger-bread and beer, on which
she supported a large family and a drunken
"Little Daddy Vicory" did the first re
markable police duty. He captured a thiet
on Sunday morning, tied him with a rope,
and marched him down Main street to the
door of the Presbyterian church, and asked
tbe people assembled if they claimed him as
one of their members. This seems to have
been regarded a3 sufficient punishment, for
the thief is said to have disappeared forever.
The Citizens Meeting In Aid nf the Poor.
The meeting called for Friday night, at
tbe mayor's office, to consider plans for further
aid of the poor of the city, was well attended
by tbe most prominent business men and
leading citizens of the city. The report of
the relief committee of tbe Woman's Benevo-
len Society was discussed, and the result was
that quite a liberal sum of money was placed
at the disposal ot the Benevolent Society,
whose labors had been so untiring for the
past twenty-one years in rendering assistaace
to the poor of Springfnld. It appears, how
ever, that, in some cases, the supply for the
poor has been consumed by unworthy per
sons, and in the determination of tbe question
as to who were really needy has brought the
rarious aid organizations in the cily into
some conflict, and misunderstandings. For
Instance, it was stated Ibat the W. B. Socisty
had recommended persons" to th township
trustees for assistance, to whom the trustees
bad already giren aid, and hence many mis
understandings had arisen. Then thtre were
persons who were receiving duplicate ai .
from the various organized charities. But
(till the question remains that there are many
families in the city who are really suffering,
and deserve the aid they really ought to re
ceive. Hence the necessity of sosao under
standing and harmonious action by tbe vari
ous organizations, so that the largest number
of the deserving poor may be reached and
helped. The legal authorities no doubt mean
well in what they have done; they have no
doubt proceeded according to law, they may
have had good icasons for not rendering aid
in lertain case3 where the partie3 were recom
mended by tbe W. B. Society, because of better
inlormation as regards tbe real needs of tbe
parties so recommended. There seems to be
no further cause, now, for complaint by the
society, since a better understanding and a
more united action may be gained by closer
Because of some mistakes made; because
tome persons who may not have deserved it,
or have not made the best use of what may
have been given them, these things do not
afford sufficient excuse, lor those who are
able to give to the poor, to withhold their
charities. The grand idea tbat seems to per
meate tbe people is to help those who are in
actual need; to give to ihe poor liberally.
Let tbe good work take fresh courage, and
tbe organized charities ot the city, by fre
quent counsel together, proceed to the noble
work hand in hand together.
OtfX HO KB USFOBTUXA.TE.
John Ollnger, a Yard Man, Killed by the
Cars Yesterday Moraine Ills LSody Hor
At half past eleven o'clock, yesterday morn
ing, another one of those deplorable accidents
which frequently occur in the lite of a rail
roader, happened, by which a young man
named John Olinger, lost his life in a horri
ble and sickening manner. Ever since last
July Olinger has been employed in the I. B.
4 W. yards and was a good, steady,
sober, and industrious workman. It
seemed as if fate had decreed that
he should die a violent death, as twice before
in the past two months he has been injured by
the cars. Yesterday morning at the time men
tioned, the yard engine was switching cars
just east of Linden avenue. Ollnger entered
between two cars to make a coupling, and a
moment later vas lying a lifeless corpse un
der tbe wheels. It is not known exactly bow
it happened, but it is supposed when
the cars came together he either
stumbled or slipped, and tell under the car.
The wheels ot one car passed over his right
leg from one end to tbe other, crushing it in
to a shapeless mass. As soon as the engine
could be stopped, he whs picked up and car
ried into the tool house. The patrol wagon
was immediately summoned, and took the
remains to Coroner Coleman's office, where
an inquest will be held Monday evening.
Olinger is a joung man, 23 years at age,
and married. He and his wife boarded at
No. 71 South Market street, where he also
has a brother. As soon as the terrible acci
dent happened word was immediately sent to
his wife, and tbe scene when she heard it
was truly a pitiiul one. They had been mar
ried but one year.
Last night when be went home he told tbe
landlady that he wanted his breakfast
early in tbe morning, as, in case he
failed to report at six o'clo k, he would be
"laid off" tor ten days. Had his seeming mis
fortune occurred, the unlortunate fellow
wou.d have escaped his horrible death. From
all that can be learned, it was purely an acci
dent for which no one is to blame.
A Case ot Motlier-ln-Law.
The patrol-wagon answered a call from Co
lumbia anil Foster streets yesterday torenoan
It was found that an old Irish woman named
Mrs. Collins wanted Jim Kelly, ber blooming
son-in-law, arrested for striking her, as she
"had three witnesses to prove." She said
she was giving him a piece ot ber mind be
cause be beat his wile, when he
assaulted her as stated. The wile denied that
her husband was iu tbe bouse, but the of
ficers. Mills and Hughes, hunted around and
found him biding behind au .outhouse. He
jumped the fence and ran lor the North street
flats like a deer, bare-headed and with Ibe
dogs barking at his heels. The wagon fol
lowed in one direction and the officers in an
other, but b.ing without overcoat or over
shoes Kelly, bad the advantage and
got away. The wagon would have over
hauled bim, but bad to stop and remove a
lot of rails closing up a back alley through
which it was driven. A big crowd gathered
and cheered when the officers drove away
without their man.
Passing the brewery at Spring street, a
message was delivered that the wagon was
wanted at the county infirmary. On arriving
there it was found Officer Temp. Wilson bad
captured three young fellows tor stealing a
keg of "red head" from Hatzo's saloon, at the
East End. Wilson had tracked them from
Lagonda avenue out the railroad to the bills
back of the infirmary, and was assisted by
some young country boys in bringing them
in. There was a fourth in the party, but he
fought hard and got away. The officer had to
crack one of bis men with a billy, cutting
bis heal open over the left eye. At the jail
tbe trio gave the names of Frank Johnson,
Wm. Lane and John Stersnickle. The latter
is the one struck, and bas a molder's kit of
tools and a card lrom tbe Union at St. Paul,
Minn. The charge is petit larceny. Two of
the men claim to be from Sandusky and the
other lrom "south of Mason & Dixon's line."
At the infirmary officer Wilson was chang
ing bis pistol from one pocket to another
when It was discharged, the ball grazing his
finger and passing into a lounge or bench in
XH K Cil UBCIIES TO DA T.
Pulplc Programmes for City Houses or
IVurslilp ICevlval Results-Special Sci
licet at SeTernI l'Inces.
United Brethren Lagonda. Class at 0:30
a. m. Preaching at 10:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
Young people's meeting at 7 p. m. AH ate
cordially invited. Rev. S. W. McCorkle,
Congregational Sabbath school at :30
a.m. Prtaching at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. by
the pastor, Rev. William H. Warren. Seats
free. All are invited.
Lagonda Avenue Chapel Sabbath-school
at 2:30 p.m. Preaching at 7 p. m, by Rev.
Wm. E. Fay.
Seventh-Day Adventists Place of meeting
in Roth's building, third floor, 47 West Main
street. Meeting every Saturday at 10 a. m.
and Sunday at 7 p. m. Subject for Sun
day evening: "Spiritual Growth."
Universalist Sunday school at 9 :30 a. m.
Preaching morning and evening by tbe pas
tor, Rev. J. M.H.Smith. Morning theme:
"Methods of Reform." Evening Lecture:
"The great Christian Paradox, Church Di
vision. United Presbyterian Sabbath school at
9:30 a.m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7 p
m., by the pastor, Rev. Joseph Kyle. A cor
dial welcome to all.
Reformed Church Worship in Un'on
Block on Market street. Sunday school at
9:30 a. m. Preaching by the pastor. Rev.
G. W. Williard, at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m.
A cordial invitation to all persons.
High Street M. E Rev. Henry Tuckley,
of St. Paul's Church, will preach at 11
o'clock, and Rev. J. F. Marlay, the pastor, at
7 o'clock. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Young
people's meeting at 6 p. m. All are cordially
Second English Lutheran Comer Clilton
and Boler streets. Sabbath school at 9:15 a.m.
Preaching at 10:45 a. m. by the pastor,
Rer. A. E. Wagner. At 7 p. m. Sabbath
school concert, conducted by Mr. P. A.
First Presbyterian Corner Main and
Fisher. Preaching by tbe pastor at 1 1 a. m.
and 7 p. m. Sabbath school at 9:45. Prayer
meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. Strangers
all others invited to their choice ot seats.
Firat Baptist Sunday school at 9:30.
Preaching at 10:45 a. m. and 7. p. m., by tbe
pastor, Rer. A. L. Wilkinson. All are cor
Second Presbyterian Services in this
church both morning and evening, conducted
by the pastor. A cordial invitation is ex
tended to all.
Christ (Episcopal) Services on Sunday at
11 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at 9:45
a. m. Rev. John T. Rose, rector.
Central M. E. Sabbath school at 9 a. m.
Preaching at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m. by
the pa3tor, Rev. A. B. Leonard, D. D.
Morning theme: "Sanctified Wholly." Gen
eral class at 2:30 p. m. The revival serTices
will be continned every evening next week,
except Saturday. All are cordially invited to
attend. Seats are free.
Trinity Baptist Sunday-school at 9:45 a,
m. Preaching at 11 a. m. by Prof. Ehren-
feld and at 7 p. m. by Rer. Thomas Allen, of
Dayton. Also preaching services on Tues
day, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday even
ings at 7:30 o'clock. Tbe public are cor
dially invited to these services.
SL Paul M. E. Sabbath-school at 9 a. m.
Preaching at 10:30 a. m., by Rev. J. F. Mar-
lay, D. D., and at 7 p. m. by the pastor Rev.
Henry Tuckley. Drs. Marlay and Tuckley
exchange pulpits in the morning.
Methodist Protestant On Pleasant street.
Rev. J. a. nalker, pastor, services at
10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath school at
9 a. m. Band of Hope at 3 p. m. It
being the quarterly meeting occasion, the re
ception of members and the communion will
be in connection with the morning service.
Love feast on Monday evening at 7:30. A
cordial welcome to all.
Christian Near southwest corner High and
Mechanic streets. Sabbath school at 9:30 a
m. Preaching by Rev.T. M.McWhinneyat 11
a. m. and 7 p. m. AU cordially invited.
Wiley M. E. South Center street. Rev.
Henry W. Tate, pa3tor. Services at 10:30 a.
m. and 7 p. m. Morning subject, "Christian
Baptism." Young people's praise meeting at
C p. m. Sunday school at 2 p. m. All are
First English Lutheran Corner Factory
and High streets. Sabbath school at 9 a. m.
Services at 10:30 a. m. and at 7 p. m. Tbe
public cordially invited. Rev. D. W. Smith,
Second Biptist Rev. Wilton R. Boone,
p.istor. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:40 p. m,
by the pastor. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
Freewill Baptist Services in Clifton ave
nue church at 11 a. m. and at 7 p. m. Also,
prayer and speaking meeting at 2:30 p. m.
Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. All welcome.
Quite an interest has been taken by the
members and friends ot Wiley Chapel. The
Committee of Arrangements met at the
church -last Tuesday evening to further the
object iu view and appointed a sub-committee
of ladies to make and borrow fine needle
work, and it was further agreed by the com
mittee and trusties that all articles loaned or
put on exhibition will be under the super
vision of the trustees, Committee of Arrange
ments, and positive assurance given for the
safe return of all articles loaned in as good
condition aa when borrowed; and any friends
having articles of antiquity will cooler a fa
vor by informing Elder Tate, of committee.
' A revival of marked interest prevails in tbe
congregation of Central Methodist Episcopal
Church in this city. The meetings com
menced with the week of prayer, and have
continued until the present time. Friday night
many were turned away for want of room.
An unusual religious interest obtains among
all classes, and particularly among young
men and young women. The interest in
creases every day, and tbe meetings nill
continue through this week. A number ot
conversions are reported.
"Frenchy" Weill, of Buffalo, formerly of
this city, is at the Lagonda House.
Uoubt o Mure.
We can pile testimonials mountains high ot
the efficacy ot Dr. Young's Latest Discovery
tor Consumption. It is a specific for Coughs,
Colds in the Head or on the Lungs, Whoop
ing Cough, Croup, and Hay Fever. Do not
fail to keep a bottle in your house. It will
save you money. .Sold by M. W. Webb i
Co- CO Arcade.
Widespread Commotion Caused by that
Remarkable statement of a Physician.
The story published in these columns re
cently, from the Rochester, N. Y., Democrat,
created a deal of comment here as it has
elsewhere. Apparently it caused even more
commotion in Rochester, as the following
from tbe same paper shows:
Dr. J. B. Henion, who is well-known not
only in Rochester but in nearly every part of
America, tent an extended article to this
pnper, a few days ago which was duly pub
lished, detailing hu remarkable experience
and rescue lrom what seemed to be certain
uVatb. It would be impossible to enumerate
the personal enquiries which have been made
at our office as to the validity of the article.
but they have been so numerous that further
investigation of the subject was deemed an
With ibis end in view a representative of
this paper called on Dr. Henion at his resi
dence on Andrews street, when the follow
ing interview occurred: "That article ot
yours. Doctor, has created quite a whirlwind.
Are the statements about the terrible condi
tion yoa were in, and the way you were res
cued, such as you can sustain?"
"Every one ot them and many additional
ones. I was brought so low by neglecting
tbe first and most simple symptom;. I did
not think I was sick. It is true I bad frequent
headaches; felt tired most of the time; could
eat nothing one day and was ravenous the
next, lelt dull pains and my stom
ach was out of order, but I did
not think it meant anything serious.
The medical profession have been treat
ing symptoms instead of diseases tor years,
and it is high time it ceased. Tbe symptoms
I have just mentioned or any unusual action
or irritation of the water channels indicate
the approach of kidney disease more than a
cough annonrces the coming of consumption.
e uo noi treat ine cougn, out try to neip
the lung?. We should not waste onr time
trying to relieve the headache, pains about
tbe body or other symptoms, but go directly
to tbe kidneys, tbesjurceof most of these
"This, then, is what you meant when you
said thai more than one-half the deaths which
occur arise from Bright disease, is it doctor?"
"Piecisely. Thousands ot disease3 are tor
turing people today, which in reality are
Bright's disease in some of it3 many forms. It
is a hydra-headed monster, and the slightest
symptoms should strike terror to every one
who bas them. I can luok back and recall
hundreds ot death which physicians declared
at the time were caused by paralysis, apoplexy,
heart disease, pneumonia, malarial fever and
other common complaints which I see now
were caused by Bright's disease."
"And did all these cases have simple symp
toms at first?"
"Every one of tbem, and might have been
cured as I waj by the timely use ot the sane
remedy I am getting my eyes thoroughly
opened in this matter and think I am helping
others to see the tacts and their possible dan
Mr. Warner was visited at his establish
ment on North St. Paul street. At first he
was Inclined to be reticent, but learning tbat
tbe information desired was about Bnght's
disease, bis manner changed instantly and he
spoke very earnestly:
"It is true tbat Bright's disease had in
created wonderfully, and we find, by reliable
statistics, that from '70 to '80 its growth was
over 250 per cent. Lcok at the prominent
men it bas carried off: Everett, Sumner,
Chase, Wilson, Carpenter, Bishop, Haven,
FolEer, Colfax and others. Nearly every
week the papers record the dea:h of some
prominent man from this scourge. Recently,
however, the increase bas been checked and
I attribute this to tbe general use of my rem
edy." 'Do yon think many people are affiicted
with it tcday who do not realize it, Mr. War
ner?" "A prominent profe3?or in a New Orleans
medical college was lecturing before his class
on tbe subject of Bright's disease. He had
various fluids under micrcscopic analysis and
was showing the students what the indica
tions ot this terrible maladay were. 'And now,
gentlemen,' he (aid, 'as we have seen the un
healthy ind cations I will show you how it
appears it a state of perfect health,' and he
sabmitted his on n fluid to the usual test. As
be watched the results his countenance sud
denly changed his color and command both
left bim and in a trembling voice he said:
Gentlemen, I have made a painful discovery;
I have Bright's disease ot the kidneys.' And
in less than an year he was dead. Tbe
slightest indications ot any kidney difficulty
should be enough to strike terror to any one."
"You know of Dr. Henion's case?"
"Yes, I have both read and beard of it-"
"It is very wonderful, is it cot?"
"No more so than great many others that
have come to my notice as having been cured
by the same means."
"Yon believe then that Bright's disease can
"I know it can. I know it from my own
and the experience of thousands ot prominent
persons who were given up to die by both
their physicians and friends."
"You speak of your own experience, what
"A fearful one. I had felt languid and un
fitted for business tor years. But I did not
know what ailed me. When, however, I
found it was kidney difficulty I thought there
was little hope and so did tbe doctors. I
hare since learned that one of tbe physicians
of this city pointed me out to a gentleman on
tbe street on a day, saying: 'There goes a man
who will be dead within a year.' I believe
his words would have proved true if I had
not providentially used the remedy now
known a3 Warner's Safe Cure."
Dr. S. A. Lattimore, although busily en
gaged upon some matters connected with tbe
State Board of Health, of which he is one of
the analysts, courteously answered the ques
tions that were propounded him:
"Did you make a chemical analysis of the
case of Mr. H. H. Warner some three years
"What did this analysis show you?"
' The presence of albumen and tube casts in
"And what did the symptoms indicate?"
"A serious disease ot the kidneys."
"Did you think Mr. Warnercould recover?"
"No, sir. I did not think it possible."
"Do you know anything about tbe remedy
which cured him?"
"Yes. I have chemically analyzed it and
find it pure and harmless."
We publish the foregoing statements in
view ot the commotion wbicn the publicity
of Dr. Henion's article has caused and to meet
the protestations which have been made. The
doctor was cured four years ago and is well
and attending to his professional duties' to
day. The standing ot Dr. Henion, Mr. War
ner and Dr. Lattimore in the community b
beyond question and tbe statements they
make, canuo' tor a moment be doubted. Dr.
Henion's experience shows tbat Bright's dis
ease of the kidneys is one ol the most decep
tive and dangerous of all diseases, that it is
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