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SPEENGITIELD, OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBKUAEY 23, 1885.
TUT; HX'RII'JOF'tiEIVn H:EI.inTVIO
Volnmo JXiALI. Numbor :jo.
Wasiiinotox, February 28. For tin Ohio
Vll-y ho J Tennessee: Fair weather followed
by local sboweis on Sunda ; southerly winds,
becomiog variably slight rise in temperature
in ran ana central portion); nearly station
ary. followed hy flight tall, in tunpersture iu
extrtme west por'ion; general lower barom
eter. Saturday Night
TILL TEX O'CLOCK
Tronsers, l'jut-i, Itroeehps, Pantaloons,
may he had from the iii.iiiur.icturcn, at
otic profit aboic cost to make. A fair
assortment of new ones. More coming.
Custom Sample Trouserings, new
this neck, $7, 7.50, $S, $S.50.
W'c know of no place Iu the city
where such a welslit cf Clothing: comes
The cotuiug and selling is onr busl
nes, the buying and going 1$ jours.
Hi we do onr psrt well J
IVc expect yon'll see here ti:ispriug,
assortment till you'r tired. Improve
ment cren over what we're already
doue Is possible, and probable.
We'll do the Hat trsde better. AVc
know how better. They're coming now
and will be a third lcrs. Wait.
Square, solid, steady, business, with
out sensation, without noise. Tqual
rights to businos.
Hair a hundred Knee Pant .Suits $4.
Entirely satisfactory. Keen to-night by
Ton will b3 resonably sure or a $2 or
$3 Suit if not later than ten.
And so we pass from table to table,
trusting that onr mentions may stimu
late yonr thinking capacity iu the right
direction, toward 2." and 27 West Jlalu.
The 50c Hat choice will stop to-night,
but the oOt Sertoli Knit Caps will con
tinue until the last is sold. It won't Le
Nothing alarming about shirts. The
50c Unbutidried wc think arc better,
and tin "Eicelsioi" Solid Icdigo IHne
Worker at 75c is not to be had outside.
Tiie Quarter Chsviots are to bs had
Underwear of several qualities at
several prices. 3forc of some than of
others. 25c, 40c, 50c, OOe, 75c and
same belter, none worse.
Why do we sell more Linen Collars
and Caffs than most anybody rise.'
Fine Xeckwear, and some not so line.
A world to pick fr.im. You look while
we do the work. Twenty feet of case,
Silk Handkerchief's and Fancy
Bordered Linen. Bewildering assort
ment. Useless to buy without looking
or to loak without buying. Xo excuse
Springfield's Oaly One Price Clothiers.
25 and 27 West Main Street.
A C.cvfiami tO. ) muchinc company
has tne first and only auger ever
manufactured that will bore a square
liole. Its application is ordinary and
works on the same principle as round
hole augers. Its end. instead of having
a screw" or a bit, lias a cam motion
which oscillates a cutter mounted on a
steel rocking-knifo which cuts on both
side. In order to prevent the splint
ering of the wood the ends of the cut
ter are provided with small semicircular-shaped
saws which help in cutting
out p r'ectly square corners. It is e-.-timated
that this new process will
save the labor of three men who work
with cuisel-. An Ohio man was the
n-v. Dr. Todd, of New HaCcn. says:
"If I had my way I would merge all
the colleges of the country in two one
of these for th.' Kast, the other for the
West. The Western one I would put
in the Sandwich Islands, the other one
iu Nova Scotia."
hl'KXXG FIELD IlKTAIL. JIARKKTS.
Corrected bt Cms. W. Tatstkr .1 Co.
Daily neport-faturdiy, Feb. 2G, ISSj.
Bltter Scarce at 25c retail.
Koos scarce at SOi fr doz.
Pocltrv iJoo-l dexnaad; chlekens, young, 2aa
30e; old, 2335c each.
Apples -SI OOil SO per bush.
Potatoes 5aM)c r bush.
Sjweet Potatoes None.
CABBAUE-Scarce: !1.20a SiOO per bbl.; 15c p;r
omons Scarce; S1.C0 per buh.
Halt Scow-flate branil, il.'25 per bbl.
Coal Oil SJJalSaHfc per gal.
oeuAR-t cred Meats SUes, 10c; jbouMer, 10c;
bams, Uc; b. bacon, UJic
Scoars A large demand arid price lo ; gran
ulatM, 7crerlb: "A" white, tlc per lb: eatra C
light, Gjjc per lb; yelloir t". 5c ptr lb; C, Sc
"oifFEE Mirlce lower; Java, 2030c per lb;
Rio, plden, IRa.3 per lb; Ilio, prime sreeu, I2jia
If per lb; liio, oiooo, 10c per lb.
riVRCPS In50a70c per gal.
Molasses Ne Orleans, WaSOc j-cr gal; eorgbsm
eoc per KaU
I'.ice I!t Carolina, 8&c jier lb.
Ovstebs Stc perqU
Dried Apn.ra 8 1-tc per lb.
Dkied I'kacues lliic ier lb
Chickens Dres-wd, Si;5aJS.S5af:l 50 per doien.
Tcrkets 12J-c per lb.
Dccks " Si 7-ia3 50 per dor.
Fine washed, 23a30c: nnwaOiel, 5 ofl.
Raisiss Xew lual2c per lb,
Ccrrasts New ic ii lb.
Reaches K,al2, peri.mnj.
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l!bl -Uajtun S F,C.
HlS Defiant Letter tO the Mahal, in
Which He Says: "I am Made
of Iron and Intond to
Hold on Here."
Gladstone Totters to His Fall
He is Closeted with the
Suspension of Silver Coinag? in
Tho3lnlnlt nuil Oordun.
Loxoox, February 23.-l.tist October the
Ma'idi seat an autograph letter to General
Gordon, eiuliing over the wreck of Colonel
Stewart's ste.tmer and the murder ol that
officer and his companions. In proof f this
knonlf Ige of the disaster that had overtaken
Stewart he enclosed copiis of documents
foazdon hi" steamtr, and an account thonrinc
the state ot the munitions and supplies
at Kbirloum et the time of Stewart's de
parture. By a nwsenjer who brought the
letter General Gordon feat back a defiant re
ply to the Ma'jdi. He said. '-I do not care
how many men you killed or w hat success
you gained. It makes no difereLce to me."
After more in the same vein, he concluded
with: "I do not care what forces you have.
I am made ol iron and intrd to hold on here."
A UotcrnnieDt CiiaU Predicted.
London, February 28 3 p. m. The cibi
net couccil met at 2 o'clock thii afternoon,
end is still in seision. Earl Spencer, Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland, was present, having
arrived lrom DuV.in this morning. The out
come of the meeting Is Tery uncertain, but
a crisis U predicted.
The Queen's Private Secretary Call on
London, February 28. Ponunby, the
Queen's private secretary, left Windsor today
and visi'ed Gladstone at Dawning street. He
was closeted with the prime minister lor a
A Humor About Oladatone. '
London, February 28. Rumou are current
lhat in case Gladstone resigns he will propose
as his successor the Marquis cf Harltngtoc,
the present Minister of War.
graph states that the cabinet wete summoned
to meet at 2 o'clock this afternoon to consider
the question of resigning.
Wasuinotox, February 27. Senate The
consideration of the raval bill occupied the
attention o! the Senate during the early part
of the session, and alter several amendments
had been acted upoD, the bill passed substan
tially as reported from the committee.
The river and harbor bill was read the
6rst time, but its second reading was object
House Bill ie-oited: Uetiiing General
H. O. Wright, with the rank of major gen
eral. Hills passed: Making sundry appropriations;
appropriating $5,0t 0,000 for certain work re
ferred to iu the river and harbor bill.
A conference committee on the legislative
appropriation bill was appointed.
Washington, February 28. Senate. Hall
submitted the report of the conference com
mittee on agricultural appropriation and the
bill was agreed to.
The substitute tu the river and harbor bill
was read the second time and referred to the
Camm'tttee on Commerce.
Mitchell iiff.-red the following preambleand
Whereas, The commercial value ot silver
has so far depreciated that standard silver
dollars, coined undrr the act of 1878, are now
worth but S2 cents in open market; and,
Whereas, The continued coinnge of such
depreciated dollars, now amounting to nearly
200.000.00&, seriously threatens the suspen
sion of gold pavmcut by the government,
from the necessity and consequent banish
ment of gold cciu from active circulation;
Itesolved. That the committee on finance
be and hereby is instructed forthwith to pre
pare and report to the senate a proper bill
to provide for the immediate suspension
of coinage ol the standard dollars, and the
resumption of such coinage, whenever the
commercial value of the standard dollars
aforesaid shall rise to within five per cent, ot
par with standard gold dollars of the Onitcd
Wilson asked the unanimous consent to
have the resolution considered at once and to
have read in connection with the resolution a
very impcrUot letter from a distinguished
person, meaning the letter of the President
elect, just published, on the silver question.
Objection was made by Harris, Maxey, Came
ron, of Missouri, and others, both to reading
the letter and present consideration of the
resolution. The matter, there'ore, went over
one day under the rule.
House. Anderson oSered amendment to
the rules providing that, the appropria ion
committee shall report all general appropria
tion bills not later than the 1st of May, dur
ing the long session, or the 1st of February,
during the short session. Referred.
Dibrelle submitted confeience report on the
Z-, .t i . .i. u
The House then proceeded to the consider- '
rm ?ti1 iiwal lnnpnnrifiin lull 1 wviinit In
alion ot the Senate amendments to the Post
office appropriation bill.
Van Wyick, from the Committee on Mis
sissippi River Improvement, reported favora
bly the bill introduced by him, making an
nppropria'ian ol $50,000 for the improve
ment of the Missouri river at or near East
Port, oppo-ite Sebraska City.
The recommendations of the Appropria
tion Committee were generally tollowed.
The committee was voted down, however, oa
its recommendation for non-concurrence on
the amendment permitting sample copies
of newspaper pubFcations to be trans
mitted through the mail at one
cent postage, and the amendment
wa3 concurred in. Amendment relative to
compensation to American steumships fur
carrying mails was non-concurred in. AH
the amendments having been disposed of,
Townshend, nalmenand Hoar were appointed
t conferees upon the disacrccing points of the
The naval Appropriation bill, with Senate
amendments, was taken lrom the Speaker'i
table and referred to the Committee on Ap
propriation?. Hancock move 1 to suspend the rules so that
the House shall go into Committee of the
Whole on fortifications.
Coiciibcs, February 27. Senate. Rills
passed: House bill reorganizing all depart
ments ot city government of Columbus. This
is the Allen 0. Myers bill, callel the "ripper"
bill, which is now a law. It to cuts up the
city as '.o give the Democrats and tho ward
bummers the control. Rice, of Ross, declared
the bill unconstitutional. House billaulhor
izing county commissioners to pay for the
paving pirt of the sidewalk in front of the
fair grounds, passed and is a law; Hous
bill retunding state debt; snate bill
providing for tile township ditches; sen
ate bill providing sea's lor circuit court;
senate bill amending the circuit cnutt art.
House. Bills introluccd: Re-enacting
the Scott liquor tax law without the lien
clause; requiring three diys grace on s:ght
drafts; providing that couuty conimbsioners
may publish their annual reports in four pa
pers at one-half the Icgsl rate; providing
four jear terms lor county treasurers, sheriffs
Bills psed: Senate bill authoriztLg mu
tual accident iusuracce compiuits; Itause
bUl providing a board of five ladie3 to visit
Xcnia Soldiers' Home; House bill for transfer
of icsane from depots to aylums; House
joint resolution adopted for investigation into
abolishing fees for Cuyahoga county officers.
Atuxrica and the Conz'j Business.
Washington, February 28. The House
Committee on Foteigu Affairs, by a vote ol
C to 4. adopted the Phelps resolution rtUtive
to the Congo Congress.
The following, prepared by Representative
Belmont, will be reported by the minority of
the committee : That the House of Represen
tatives, heedful of the admonition of Wash
ington and fa'thful to that neutral policy of
seperation and peace which oar
situation and the wisdom of a
free peorls have hitherto cuabled
us to maiutain, hereby explicitly record their
dissent from the act of the prcileot of the
United States in accepting the invitation of
Germany and Frjnce to participate in the
International Ccnferenceat Berlin, instead of
declining the same, as a tendering to the re
versal of cur tradi'ional, established and ap
proved foreign palicy.
Die I'ire at Charleston, W. V:i.
Charleston, W. Va., February 28. Last
night a fire broke out in the Shields block,
corner of Kanawha and Summer streets, this
city. The building was three stories and is
a total Io3. Jelenko Rro?., wholesale dry
goods men, occupied most of the building,
while M. Kauffman, whoPsile and retail
clothing, occupied oue room. The loss is
nbout $70,000, la-gely - insarei jafca-rjygg, j
E. Craeg, butcher, who occur ied a room in
the block, lest about $1,500; no insuranca.
The fire caught in the cellar and is supposed
to be the work of an !ncen iary. An explo
sion was heard in the building shortly bc'ore
the Gre was discovered. This block adjoins
the Brack block, which was burned two weeks
ago. Other buildings adjoining were dam
aged to the extent of $aC0.
St. Locis, February 28. The workmen in
the Texas Pacific railroad shops at Marshall
have been notified that their wages will be
reduced 121 per cent, after Monday next.
The order produced much dissatisfaction
among the men and a meeting was held and
a committee appointed to wait on the railroad
officials and ask that the order be rescinded.
This was done but no satisfaction was re
ceived. A similar notification was served on the
men at the terminal and the Great Northern
shops at Palestine, which are under the same
management as those at Marshall, and it was
received in about the ssme spirit. A strike is
talked of, bnt no action in that direction has
yet been taken by the men.
The United States anil Kctmdnr.
V'AsniN(iTON, February 28. The secretary
of state today transmitted to the House a dis
patch dated January 22, from M-trtin R;in
berg, United Stated vice consul general at
Guayaquil, relative to the imprisonment of
J. R. Santos in Ecuador. Reinberg says it is
evident that there is a studied intention to
make delay in furnishing.thi3 office wit re
peatedly requested information for supposed or
real charges against Santos. It is supposed
that his trial, if the authorities institute any,
will take place at Purto Viejo, whenever they
see fit to begin it, uuless the department take
more effective measures to exact ot the Ecua
dorian government a faithful performance of
treaty obligations iih the United States.
In Favor of the Directors.
Pittsbcro, February 28. la the suit of
the assignee, Warner, against the directors ol
the defunct Penn Bank, to recover $450,000
in securities, which were taken by the direc
tors to indemnify them for personal notes
given as security to the Associated Banks for
a loan to tide over the first suspension, Master
George P. Hamilton has completed his report
on the stand token by the as;ignee that the
securities belonged to the 5t ckhrldcrs, and
that the depositors anddireiti.rs hid no right
to secure themselves that it i correct. The
text of the d cisiou has not li'en filed, but is
generally known to be in favor ot the di
rectors. Dnuk Statement.
Sew Youk, February 23 Wall Stieet.
The weekly bank statement show3the follow
ing changes: Loans, iucreas?, $.Jj'J,000;
specie increase, $48,000; legil tender de-
' . .
crease, $1,010,000; deposits decrease, $l,a0r
000; circulation decrease, $09,000; reserve
decrease, $302,000. The banks now have on
hand $40,120,000 in excess of legal require
ments. The Cabinet Counael Mure War Ve-irK.
London, February 23. Every member of
the cabinet wa3 present this afternoon at the
The admiralty have ordered six torpedo
cruisers and invited proposals for seven war
ships from the Clyde ship builders.
Gladstone Has n. 1'reiich Prieuil.
Paris, Febrrary 28. The Journal de Bats,
in an article oa list night'slproceediups in the
British Parliament, says the fall of fl'adstone
has been 111" German political dieam and
aim. For this reason it declares that the
writer of Germany's furious attacks defeat
their own purpose.
Conspirators lu n Hn.l Fix.
Bkune, February 23. The twenty-three
Anarchists arrested yesterday have been
charged with a conspiracr to blow up the
federal palace. The government, it is belieed,
h.3 strong evidence agaiust the prisoners,
which will convict many, i' not all of them.
All lZtplOnioll la l'CJlt.
Suakiu, February 23. ViUr the late action
of the tebelS iu destroyiu. the advaured re
douts, Lieulecaut Askwitu Sveat U them to
alter the arrangement fcn-xalodinginemines.
While examining one (t the mines it ex
ploded and AsUwith was bljwn to pieces.
Two Meu SiiiTorated.
Baltimore, February 23. A strong smell
of .as was deb-cted on the Pritish steamship
Deerbound, this morninp. Investigation re
vealed the fact that two men had suffiicated
and two others made scriou-ly ill. The dead
men lielong in Hull, England.
South Africans Cor tneSoudnn.
London, February 2S AJices lrom Dur
lun announce that reports ire current there
to the eSVct thit a proposf.1 t.as been made to
urganize a contingent of 5,0p0 Zulu for ser
vice in Siudia.
Sentence oC Death.
Svk.utse, S. V., February 23. The death
sentence was this morning; piODounced by
Judge Kennedy on Antoniy Riego, Italian,
for the murd'.r ot Michael McGown. He is
to be executed Friday, April 10.
SritixuFiELn, III., February 23. In joint
session scarcely more than i doz'n members
were present. Oae vote ws'l cast lor Morri
son. JI K.I TU S J'A LV FI.AO
Waves Oicr tho Itampirts. of the Illinois
Chicago, February 27. Be Times will to
mono r publish interviews Silh Han. M. W.
Fuller, Judge W. C. Gouiy, and Hon. S.
Corning Judd, leading Democratic lawyers ot
this State, upon the effect which the death of
Reprc-en'ative Logan will have upon the
senatorial deadlock at Sp-ingfield. They
agree iu saying it daes not ehange the status
of affairs. Thit tho law requires a majority
of all the members of bothlhouses elected to
be present and voting, in order to consti
tute a quorum. The full roster ol the joint
assembly is 204, and tho presence of 103
is necessary to make it a legs.1 body for the
choice of senator. With this number pres
ent and votirg, a majority M the votes cast,
it is claimed, will elect. Turn are 102 Dem
ocratic members ot the-jtiox assembly, and
since the dra h ol Representative Logon, 101
Republican members, so that either party to
secure a constitutional quortr.n must havi the
assistance of one or mora rae'nbers of th? op
posite party. Three weeks cr more will
elarsc bsfoic Representative Logan's place
can lie filled by a spec'al election.
This afternoon arrangemccts were made by
the committee having ohare of the body of
Logan to convey it to !le'?ot for transpor
tation Sold ti&ine ioMSjrfe. lonipht at 12
eTiloJir." ttleyT5iinje cunvejea" to the depot,
followed by Logan's so- and a large number
of members and citizjns generally. The com
mittee eppointed to accompiny the body to
Morrison were Senators Snyder and Bell,
Messrs. Johnson, IogalH and McMillan. By
the death of Locan the House and Senate
jointly stands: Democrats 102, including
Sireetcr and Haines, Independent Demo
crats; Republicans 101. !n order to
elect a Senator, 103 constitutes a
quorum, consequently it the Republi
cans refuse to vote a3 the- now propose, an
election ot a senator will net take place until
after the successor to Login i3 elected. It was
thought that by the death of Logan 102
would constitute a quorum, but it is under
stood here by leaders en both sides that such
i3 not the case. Governor Oglesby this after
noon signed an order calling lor the election
of a representative in Whiteside county, in
pltce ot Lcgan, deceased, to take place March
21. There will be no business done in either
House or Senate, aside from taking a formal
ballot lor senator, until Tuesday. A large
number of membirs are pairing and going
XJi IIS XO TJJS.
Henry II. Worthinglon, of Sew York, is to
furnish a dozen to twenty pumping engines
to the British government for use in Egypt.
Osborne, the Bucjrus "masher," is likely
to get several years in the Ohio penitentiary.
The Belle Valley, O., flour mills were to
tally destroyed by fire.
Eddie Coffin, aged eleven years, is missing
from his borne in Cincinnati.
There is great indignation over the respite
of Seal, the Ashland, Ky., murderer.
Cleveland leaves for Washington Tuesday
morning. Hendrick3 arrived Friday.
The inaugural procession will tot move
until the close of the inaugural ceremonies.
The liabilities of L.J. Lemert k Son, Dres
den, O., are $99,302.97, and their assets
Cleveland will go to Washington in the
most elegant and costly palace csrin the world.
Michael Bailey, of St. Louis, shot himself
through the bead and will die. The cause is
d ink and financial troubles.
The uaveiUng of the replica of Westmin
ster Abbey bust of Longfellow at Portland,
Me., took piece Friday.
The Secretary of War reported against the
creation of the office of Assistant Chief Sig
nal Officer as not a military need.
James Wat:oa, on trial for murder at Sich
olasvillc, Ky., tried to escape from the jiiler,
and was shot and killed.
A fue in Sewport, Ky destroyed the sta
ble of a private residence, and burned to death
a colored man named i'm. Holt.
Democratic harmony dating the coming
administration is seriously threatened by a
division on the silver coinage question.
Postmas cr Brown, of Hardeeville, S. ft,
has been arrested on the charge of fal.-ifying
returns to increase his commissions.
There is a revival of the scheme to consoli
date the Hocking Valley coal and iron in
terest, ol which . D. L'e, of Sewark, 13
Berj Otter, treasurer of the Iron Mulders'
Union of Richmoud, Ind., is wanted for the
embezzlement of several hundred dollars, the
funds of the Union.
The House Foreign Affairs Cjinmittee au
thorized the submission of a favorable report
upon the lesoliition railing for retaliatory ac
tion rgjinst Germany's restriction upon Amer
An Albany special names the following
cabinet officers: secretary of state, Bayard, ot
Delaware; attorney general, Garland, of Mis
souri; secretary of the treasury, Manning, of
Sew York; secretary of the interior, Lamar,
of Mississippi, secretary of war, Eudicott, ot
Massachuset s, secretary of the navy, Whit
ney, of Sew York; postmaster general, Vilas,
In the House of Loul', Friday, Salisbury's
mction to ccuture the Government was
adopted, while a similar measure was deleated
General Duller has reached Gakdul Wells
The 2d ot April has been decided upon tor
the departure of the I'rince of Wales for his
tour through Ireland. An extensive pro
gramme has been arranged for his entertain
ment, including royal levees, receptions, eU.
The relations between England and France
have been rendered more unpleasant by the
recent utterance of Lord Fitzmaurice regard
ing France's declaration against rice as con
traband of war.
Russian authorises claim that inhabitants
of Afghanistan desire protection of the Czir.
In Berne and elsewhere in Switzerland,
the police have raided residences of Anarch
ists, and placed a large number ot them un
To the Lditur of the Globe-Itepublic:
A Miss "J. A. E." contributed an article
for the Western Magazine dated June, 1850,
giving an account of a vision of our coun
try in the ear 1900, which, in the light of
subsequent events, is curious reading.
She says Canada and all the states of
South America will be enrolled among the
The great rebellion lelt the impression that
our country was already as Isrge as we could
well manage, and at present there is no de
sire for more territory.
She says: "The Western Statis everywhere
displayed the improvement acd thrift of a
long settled country. Sot only had new cit
ies risen 03 if by magic, but old ones had be
come densely populated and covered milts in
Thi3 has already come to pass. Sew" York,
still the emporium of America, will number
1,484,418 in the year 1900. It is likely to
go far beyond, say 2,500,000. San Francisco
is to have 8GG,420; so it will have to grow
right lively. Cincinnati is to have 283,000.
It might beat that by 100,000. St. Louis is
placed at 13C.5C0 and Chicago at 100,000. St.
Louis might be set down for COO,000 and
Chicago at 1,000,000, a3 figures likely to be
verified by the census taken tor the centen
nial and decennial of 1900.
She says, "Truth pure and unsullied was
fearlessly and faithfully presented, every cor
ruption 01 irutn ana ism ot error naa lied
before the mild and genial beams of the sun of
righteousness, and the blessings ot true holi
ness were diffused through the nation with a
It is to be feared that we are going too
slowly to reach that condition in the year
1900. Again, The gold of South America,
Mexico and California had become more
equally distributed among all classes by mean3
ol a more equitablo regulation of the mone
tary affairs ui the country, and plenty and
prosperity were every where visible. A very
desirable state ol affairs, truly, if this gener
ation will only lire to see it come to pass. In
the realm of mind and knowledge she saw
great advancement. Colleges, academies and
schools were multiplied and improved, and
questions which were not understood in 1850
were fully explained in 1900.
"Water is to be used for fuel for cooking,
for waruing houses and lighting them foi a
Sow we have coal oil and electricity for
light, which have been brought into use since
1850. Also gasoline for cooking wonderfully
cheap, but still not like water if it can be
made to serve all those purposes for a trifling
As to the mode of traveling, she saw "a
person seated in the oi'We chirette, and imme
diately he found himself ascending far above
the noise and strife of human habitation, and
like the birds borne on by the wind?, whether
a'; or abeam, surely wafted to the place of
"Steamer bjlloons, pulled along through the air;
With high prcsiure engines and low pressure fre."
Ballooning has made no progress thus far,
and there is still room for the inventor in the
nut fifteen years to make a success of the
above mode of traveling. The bicycle was
not mentioned, although it is worthy of a
place among wonders, as the rider sweeps by
on his glittering steed with the speed of a
race horse. In the vision, the dreamer saw
a telegraph across the ocean, by which indi
viduals in Asia and America could converse
with ease. This has been brought about, and
more wonderful still, the telephone, by which
the human voice can be heard for many miles,
and is in common use in business.
Great cbange3 have taken place since 1850,
some exceeding the wildest dreams ot the im
agination, acd the end is not yet.
S. S. Milled
J.OCAZ. Al'OJITJXO MA rTEJtS.
An Article Written by One who Is Well
Posted on Such Matters.
The Spirit of the Turf, one of the leading
sporting papers of the country, published at
Chicago, contains in its issue of February 14
a very finely written article on sporting mat
ters in this city. The writer 13 a well known
gentleman of this city who calls himself
"Essex." As the article contains very in
teresting information on local horsemen acd
horses, which has never before been pub
lished, it is herewith given.
Editor Duuton's Spirit of the Turf:
Springfield is beautifully situated in the
midst of a populous and wealthy district, and
is known tar aud wide as the mst enterpris
ing city in Ohio. Her papulation is some
thing over 33,000. and her manufacturing in
terests are greater than sny other Western
city of twice her size. Within a radius ot
twenty-ive miles there are many towns ot
3,000 to 12,000 inhabitants. The grounds of
the Trottine Park Association are large and
commodious, within Ies3 than a mile from the
center ot the city, provided with
ample stalling and other first
class accommodations, and with one of the
best halt-mile tracks in the country. The
association is under the management of effi
cient officers, who have added much to the
natural attractiveness ot the grounds by many
expensive improvements. Though no posi
tive date has yet been agreed upon, it has
been decided to have a meeting in the spring
or summer with a list of tempting purses that
will insuie the attendance ot prominent
horses and horsemen. It wa3 near this city
that the famous stallion Mohawk, Jr , .vas
fca'ed and trained. His remarkable career
in 1873-4, with Red Cloud, Settle, St, James,
Gloster and Lulu, gave him an honored place
in the history of the turf. He sired some of
the best trottine stock of the times, among
them Yellow Dock, one of the finest mares
in the States; Fashion, a bay mare with
an Independence dam, now teing bred
to Sutwood, and having a record of 2:23J;
liillv Ford, a chestnut gelding, owned
by Win. L. O'Brien, of this city, and others
of note. Billy Ford trotted a nervy race at
Chester Park, Cincinnati, O., last yearagainst
Lelah II, Blue Cloud and Isw, winning first
money in three straight heats, and trotting
the last heat in 2:2G. He had not been con
sidered a reliable horse at the finish, but in
this race, as well as in others at Xenia, Sabina
and Wheeling, he proved a stayer of the fir3t
blood. He is now in better condition than
ever, and will crowd somebody's horse below
2:20 the coming season, or cet there himself.
He is wintering at Mr. Grove Ingersoll's
stable. By the way, the gentlemanly driver,
Andv Coltman, i3 wintering here with Deck
I Wright, Ossie B, and a very premising brown
buy, by lielmont. Ossie Is. is a trim little
Belmont mare and can trot in 2:25 or better.
Springfield 13 not behind any ot her sister
cities in the number and breeding of her road
sters. Mr. rrcd Farmer owns and drives
Roan Sed, by Republic; dam a Joe Downing
mare; 10 bands, 9 years old, gentle
and well broke. Sed has trotted to
harness in 2:35, and good horsemen here
think he could go in the twenties with a lit
tle handling. Mr. Amos Whiteley, one of our
most enterprising manufacturers, and a mem
ber of tho association, who admirc3 a nice horse,
and has several of tLem that can trot in from
3:00 to 2 :40, and among the string are a pair
ot Blue Bull mates that can trot in 2:50 or
better to the pole. Our popular merchant
tailor, Mr. John II. Wilson, own3 aud drivesa
very fine Patchcn mare that can go a 3 min
ute clip easily, and when Mr. Wilson gets be
hind her he lorgets his business troubles, if
he ever has any. Our genial and unassum
ing restanranteure ,'JIr. J. L. Kidder, may oc
casionally be seen behind hi3 bay gelding Jim
niaiue, oy Jiostwicks Almont, sire of Anna
W; dam a thoroughbred. Thi3 horse is rangy
and stylish, and is 03 handsome a piece ot
horseflesh as ever trod the turf. He 13 a good
safe sleigh or double driver, eight years old,
and with little or no handling can
trot a mile in 2 :35. Mr. Kidder also drives a
fine well broke gray mare, Kitty Kid. by
Eaynrd; dam by American Eclipse. She is
now with foal by Simmons, by George Wilkes.
She is a good looker, gentle and perfectly
broke, and can show 2:50. Mr. Warren
Letfel hold3 the ribbons behind the chestnut
gelding Rash, by Mohawk, jr.; dam a well
bred mare. Rush can pull a wagon in 2:40
and when given his lead in light harnc3, can
trot a mile in 2:30. Mr. Leffel also has a
fine gelding, purchased from Mr. Robert
Strader, ot Lexington, Ky., by a son of Mam
brino Patchen, and a thoroughbred dam. He
cakes a good mate for Rnsb, and when they
come down the road somebody must step out
of the way. Mr. Win. II. B!ee the handsome
and courteous president of the association,
does not have to take anybody's dust when
out for a drive. He rides behind Tom
Corwin, a pretty sorrel gelding, and a stylish
gray mare, both by Bayard. They can go a
mile together in 3:00, and Tom can make it
alone in '35. Dr. T. J. Casper, a modejt
anu auaoie gentleman, wbo admires a
nice horse and is a member of the association,
but in no sense a sport, takes much pride be
hind his Bay Prince, a handsome gelding, by
Rothschilds, son of Mambrino Patchen; dam
Black Mary, by Kentucky Black Hawk.
Prince can trot a mile in 2:40. Mr. George
Leffel, who knows a good horse when he
sees it, driven to pole a willing chestnut
mare. Lady Garfield, and a fine brown horse,
and they trot in 2:50 or better. Mr. Wm.II.
Burnett, the obliging secretary of the associa
tion, sits smiling behind Lis gray gelding
Hailmont, by Hailstorm, dam by Belmont.
He is a nice, good looker and can trot fifty.
Bald Chief, a rangy chestnut stallion with
white points, hy Anderson's Bald Chief, by
Bledsoe's Arabian, is piloted along the
road by his owner, Mr. Lon Hagermm,
who never moves on the road less than a 2:40
clip. Mr. Grove P. Icgersoll'a BUck Belle is
a bnlf-slster ol UrbanaBelIe; 1G hands high,
5 years old, three white feet, with a strip in
face; sired by Gen. Washington (Long Mane,
ba3 been registered as J. II. Welsh 27G5) by
Sammis's Washington, by Burr's Washington,
by Smith Burr's S'apalcon; dam Mambrino
Chief mare. Belle ba3 had no work, bu! can
show a 2:40 gait. She is well broken, drives
equally well to pole or single, is perfectly
gentle and is one of the most promising mares
to be found anywhere. Mr. John Kinnane,
one of our dry goods merchants, holds grace
ful poise behind a well bred chestnut mare
who can pull a wagon in 3:00 or better.
11CCK1XG rjXIEf TltOVJILKS
Investigated hy the Legislature Colonel
W. P. Itend Leads OIT With the Testi
The joint committee of the General Assem
bly to investigate the troub!e3 in connection
with the Hocking Valley strike continued
their session list evening alter the resolutions
were offered in both houses calling for more
definite instructions as to the scope of the in
vestigation or the limit of their powers. There
is great difficulty in gettiog at the matter
from a legal or official standpoint. The
first difficulty is as to the beginning, but it
is not likely that the committee will go
back further than a jear except to get a his
tory of the organization and manipulations of
the railroads and coil-corporations and the
causes at different times of the labor troubles.
The events of the past year will, however, be
considered. The members of the committee
found the demoralization so great in the
House yesterday afternoon thit tbey could
get no satisfaction as to instructions. It is
thought that after the committee onca gets
its bearings in the big job that it has under
taken, that the c'oor3 will be thrown open to
the press, a3 everything which it does gets
out any way and the shir chamber busriuess.
is being generally condemned. There are very
many witnesses in the city ready
to take the stand, among them being S. R.
Hysell, vice president of the Miners' State
Association; Christopher Evkns, president of
the Hocking Valley district; Thomas Ls.w
son. Sew Stiaitsville; II. B. Bodey, Carbon
Hid; Joseph Devaulr, Carbon Hill; R. II.
Miller, Shawnee; James Scott, Buchtel; J.
II. Donley, Orbiston; James Soott and Alex
ander Johnson, Selsonville.
The first witness was Colonel W. P. Rend,
who took the stand at 5 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, after the preliminaries had been
disposed of, and by h'13 bold state
ments and exposition of the great con
test in the valby he came near
knocking the investigators out on the first
round. He goes into the history of the union,
the course the operators have pursued in fost
ering it, the condition ot the railroad com
pany and the relations of tnese different or
ganizations to each other in an elaborate
manner. He speaks of wrongs on all hands,
of oppression and depression, of the contests
and their results with which the public is
familiar. Judging from the way the investi
gation st-irts out everything connected with
the Hocking valley enterprises is to be inves
tigated and the re'sult will be awaited with
considerable interest. Ohio State Journal.
A Souirrel and Her Ualiies.
Old citizens of Toledo distinctly re
Tuctiiber the time when there was an
inimWatioii of squirrels in this vicinity.
On a "certain day a jreutleuian was em
the hank of Ten-Mile Creek when the
number of squirrels moving was unus
uallv large. Among the squirrels was
one'that exhibited such motherly caro
and affection for her two little ones as
to prove a mot interesting sight. She
reached the bank of the creek where a
crossin" was to be made. The little
squirrcbi were quite timid about going
near to the water, but the mother
coaxed them until they seemed to bo
satislied to do as she wished. She ran
along the siiore, and finding a pieco of
barkabout a foot long and six inches
wide, dragged it to tho water's edge
and pushed it into the water so that
only a sin-II part, of one i-tid of tho
bark was n -' '- on the -'icre. She
then indli'-cd t) t h..U o stogeti'li
t c hark aud th y at o c- iu..l 1 d
c' .h 1 r i' 1
MURPHY &. BRO.
Unusually Low Prices.
48 & 50 Limestone.
JTED BU SILKS
at SI, SI.75, SI.50 anil up.
Special attention called to our
At the Lowest Prices ever
known for quality.
$1.00 and up, all Silk.
A NEW SILK.
BLACK BROCADE VELVETS.
FOR SPRING WRAPS.
pushed t:e inrK am: its load into the
treaiu,.itu!. taking one end of the bark
in her teeth, pushed it aiiead of her
until the opposite bank was reached,
where the young srpiirrcls ipiickly
scaiupered up the bank of the creek",
where the mother rcsteil for a few min
utes, when the journev was resumed.
Tlic Sun ot a 'Woman'- Life.
An occasional personage in society
is the young woman who does not in
the least care for the companionship of
other women. To her an afternoon
tea or a "hen lunch" is like soup with
out salt. It docs not at all matter that
the women may be bright and clever,
leaders of fashion or notables in a
worldly wav; after all they are but wo
men, anil all the bright talk, all tho
ready smiles, all the grace and charm
of manner that are current coin at
such gatherios, are but awful wastes
of raw material. If she i a person
lacking in refinement she does not
nearly disguise her impatience, her ab
solute wearine-s, her conviction that
hours spent with them are lost. And
even if she is tactful it is often appar
ent that her mode and manner intend
gracious patronage, and the gentle en
eturance of a boredom that sho cannot
escape. When the men come in it is
like the lighting of a theatre by elec
tricity. All the dimly gues-ed at femi
nine attractions Hash into view. Thero
are smiies laughter comes readily, re
partee i-s epiiek, and archness most
arch. To this young woman tho man
is as a glas of champagne. He is lit
erally and figuratively the sun of her
existence. Scio Orleans Times-Democrat.
The Love of I'rat-e.
It is an instinct as much as con
science. It is an organic faculty as
much as the reasoning faculty is. It is
just as much a part of our structural
existence as the heart is, or the lungs
are to the body. It is a counterpart
and balanco of that which wo call
pride, llut the word pride is otTensivo
and usually conveys the idea of an im
proper feeling. It is the conscious
value of one's self. It is the sense of
individual rights, one's personality, the
inherent right to be what wc arc. self
estimation. To bo sure you have a
right to your own judgment and per
sonality, "hut these men have a right to
judge you, and what they think you do
well they praise you for, and you have
that in you which makes praise very
sweet. So there are these two quali
ties, one preserving the individuality
of a man in all his rights; the other
making hirn sensitive to the reflected
influences of those around him. Hen
ri Ward Lcccker.
A romantic young waiter-girl at a
hotel in Ontario.Can., came near losing
her life the other day by try ins a foolish
experiment. She had heard an old say
ing that any girl who swallowed a
chicken's heart raw would have for a
husband the first male pcrsou she shook
hands with, and, believing the proverb,
attempted to swallow a chicken's raw
heart, but failed. T o heart stuck in
Is. r tl.n it ifl ' 1 i ' 1: i.,' either
way, d 1 ' ' ' w s i"ei
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