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Colonel Coates Kinney 13 still improving,
and may be expected here again after a
The friendship between England and
Russia seems to be a kind of hand-on-the-pistol-pocket
General Grant's condition was inquired
after by Queen Victoria on Thursday, and
it so happened that the old hero was much
Git, gustv winter diphtherial season git.
St Paul Dilpatcb.
Come, stagnant summer cholera season
After all, it is now said that the legisla
tive committee have a report for the ex
pulsion of Allen O. flyers, and it will be
presented next week.
The Washington monument is reported
as being in peril by sinking in the quick
sand. Here is another good job for some
engineer also architect of his own fortune.
The policemen who stopped the Sullivan
McCaffrcy fight would have done better by
the public had they furnished each gentle
men with an axe, and ordered the fight
In some of the prohibition town' in Geor
gia, cocoanuts loaded with whisky instead of
milk are sold readily at fancy prices. Ex
change. This is the milk in the Georgia Prohi
It is not believed by his son, who left
New York the other day, that President
Barrios is dead. So far as the news can
be relied upon, he is not only dead, but his
successor is alreailv in the saddle.
Two hundred and ffenty-five business
failures occurred ia the United States dur
ing the past week, almost an average of
38 every working day. Only fhe of them
occurred in Ohio, none of which were for
any great amount.
Paddy Ryan was on hand in New York
to sign papers for a fight with Sullivan,
but John failed to appear. The Boston
bruiser probably prefers to slug defense
less women, beat dun.b brutes to death,
and puuish bad whisky.
The ruins of Fort Sumter are now but
one story high, and there are but half a
dozen guns, not one of which is fit for use.
The Government pays $200 per month for
watchmen, who keep lights burning for
the guidance of mariners.
Mrs South worth has just completed her
75th novel, and she is sixty-five years of
age. Bonner has held for some time a
contract with ber in which she is bound to
write for his publications alone, and on
demand, at a salary of $3,000 per year.
To-day, the first Sunday alter Easter, is
called Low Sunday, because it is customary
in th Catholic and Episcopalian churches
to repeat a part of the Easter ceremonies.
This makes it a festal day, but fairer than
the paschal ceremonies o( Easter Sunday.
The unwise friends of General Grant,
even while he is steadily improving, are
filling the papers with accounts of the pro
posed grandeur of his funeral ceremonies.
It would be well for the General not to
read the papers if he wishes to maintain a
Communications without the signature
of the writer, or written on both sides of
the paper, are promptly fed to a hungry
waste basket. This is meant as a gentle
hint to several kind friends who have fa
vored us with missives of the above objec
tionable description lately.
The Ohio House defeated the free school
book bill. The school book question is
one that touches every man's pocket if he
may be blessed with children to send to
s:hooL This free book bill did not prom
ise to relieve tha burdens of school books,
but promised rather to aggravate the diffi
culty at the point already the most irri
tated and irritab'- the pocket. School
books cost too much, the percentage of
profits are too large, and the Legislature
might do worse than to devise some means
by which our school literature and para
phernalia may become less the prey of
monopolists, and less ornamented with
It is estimated that the base ball clubs
of this country will cost the people $1G,
000,000 this year. These luxuries come
high but we must have them.
Russia's standing army is nearly 800,000
men, or 200,000 more men than the entire
British forces. Tins don't look very encour
aging for John Ball. O. S. Journal.
No, but it will do very well for American
It rained on Easter Sunday. Will some
of our citizens, enough of them to make it
perfectly reliable, please watch today, and
the following five Sundays, to see whether
the old saying will prove true or not?
The authorities at Winnipeg recently
arrested the newspaper men who published
the account of Riel's movements, on Sun
day. Why don't they go andIock np Mr.
Riel the very first time he breaks the Sab
bath? The losses by fire in the United States
and Canada for the first three month of
18S5 have been simply tremendous, and
indicate a prevalence of both carelessness
and crime. In round numbers the losses
from the 1st of January until the 1st of
April aggregated $27,300,000.
The Republicans had Walter Weaver, of
Springfield, close the campaign for them Sat
urday evening by waving the bloody shirt in
the breeze. Among the vile epitaphs hurled
forth wis that the rebels bad at last captured
Washington. Enon Cor. in Transcript.
Will Mr. Weaver explain what he meant
by that epitaph, and will he tell us when
we may expect the balance of the elegy?
The dynamiters are said to be halting
between joining the rebel Riel in the snows
of the northwest wilderness or to gc with
the Mahdi on the scorching white sands
of the Soudan. Itis a question of climate,
but the dynamiters are eccentric in taste,
and hence may lose another opportunity
to crush England.
April is dotted heavily with Grant anni
versaries. April 1, 1865, Grant turned
Lee's right at Five Forks; April 2 he as
saulted and carried the lines at Peters
burg; April 3 he entered Petersburg and
Richmond; April 6, 1SG2, the battle of
Shiloh opened; April 7 Grant drove the
rebels from the field; April 8, 1865, he
had thrown his cavalry across Lee's liae
of retreat, and April 9 Lee's army sur
rendered. It was a very remarkabl piece of news
paper villiany that gave to the country the
report that Mrs. Garfield was abont to
marry again. Its mitigation comes how
ever in the following nobl words from
that noble woman.
This cruel rumor, which seems to have
been afloat tor two or three months, did not
reach me till three days ago. Nothing tint
has ever been said about me has so hurt and
offended me as this, and the deepest humilia
tion it that se many are ready to believe it.
To me it seems just as much an insult to be
esked whether it is true, i.s it would be were
the dear general still here. That any one can
think me capable of being false to his mem
ory seems like being regarded a criminal. A
dignified denial by my friends, I suppose, can
do no harm. Still it hurts me to feel that
anv denial is needed."
Should General Grant's demise soon occur
it will be because of failing stiength and a
want of vitality 10 withstand the disease it
This scientific profundity is probably
given forth in order to settle the question
at once, and thereby prevent any sensa
tional rumors that the General hastened
his death by an unnatural desire to die.
It might also be said that he died because
he stopped breathing, but we know now
that if he dies it will be "because of failing
strength and a want of vitality to with
stand the disease itself." It might be,
however, that the idea intended to be con
veyed is that when a man has exhausted
his vitality on "the disease itself" he has
nothing left with which to contend against
the doctors, and hence death ensues.
The outlook tor war between England
and Russia grows remarkably brilliant.
The demand made by England for ex
planation of the recent attack by the Rus
sians npon the Afghans has excited a re
ply which is said to be a very weak justifi
cation, or explanation rather, of the at
tack. It is reported that England has
now given Russia twenty-four hours to
withdraw her forces under General Komar
ofl or fight, and the answer is expected to
be that Russia will fight. From all
sources Russia can draw an army of
nearly three million men. England's ef
fective force is 577,334, to whfeb must be
added her Indian establishment of 100.
000 men, which could-be increased by her
India and colonial population. England
has a great anvantage in naval force, hav
ing about thirty powerful ironclads and
ten under construction. Rnssia has
twenty-six ironclads, some of which are
the most formidable in the world. Thus
strongly equipped for war the conflict
would be prolonged possibly into years,
and would be one of the most sanguinary
and destructive in the annals of warfare.
The result of the election in this cily
on last Monday cannot but be regarded as
a triumph of the better thinking and bet
ter acting people of this city. It is also
the triumph of the Republican party, and
a triumph, too, for the better class of that
party, and it was fairly and nobly won. It
came as the proper fruits of an honorable
effort to throw aside a machine under
the grindings of which the party has suf
fered, and against which it has bnt now
been stimulated to turn and first destroy
its tormentor before attacking its old en
emy. It came also because the purpose of
the party was made plain, wbich was that
the puplic affairs of this city greatly needed
a grand Spring wash. It nieaus that the
city affairs shall be administered for the
good of all citizens and not "for revenue
only" for the officials. It does not mean
a ar upon any class or any special busi
ness, only so lar as tho general welfare of
the whole people shall so demand. It is
not too much to say that, by the
ballots of the people that were cast last
Monday in Springfield, the best interests
of the Champion City were lodged in the
hands of those to whom they may well be
entrusted with a faith that will not be dis
pointed. "A puplic TJflice is a public
trusC and not altogether a reward of
merit or the conferring of an honor. It is
preeminently a public trust, and he will
serve the purposes of his office best who
serves his country or his city more than
either his party or his own self. The
fruits of the victory for reform are now in
the bands of the conquerors.
The manner of the reception of the
Prince and Princess of Wales in Ireland
has been the object of public attention on
both sides of the Atlantic. Notwithstand
ing some threats were made by Irish Na
tionalists, and some serious apprehensions
were felt in England, the reception seems
to have gratified the latter, and to have
been not altogether disappointing to the
former. - At Dublin the programme was
carried out without any disturbance save
a few harmless hisses which are said to
have been directed to Earl Spencer rather
than to the royal visitors. The effect of
this reception, it is claimed, will smooth
the future progress of the Prince, which
may now be reasonably expected not to
meet with any great excess of popular
vindictiveness. However, it is a well
known characteristic ot the Irish that
they are generously given to hospitality,
and this demonstration of welcome, if it
may be so called, is probably as much due
to this natural trait as to any particular
love for the British crown. It may be
more so. While it was certainly not ex
pected that the Irish were ready to signal
ize their determination for revolution by a
violent demonstration against the Prince
who came as a guest to their homes, it
should not escape the observer that the
Irish keenness of insight had probably
recognized the fact that behind this pro
pitiatory visit there was the secret desire
of the Crown to test the matter and de
termine, if passible, whether or not any
smouldering fire of revolution was hot be
neath the surface of the Emerald Isle.
England, as the war maps indicate, has
very important business on fhands, and it
is a matter of policy with her to dazzle the
eyes of the Irish-with propiatory visits of
the heir of England's throne, with his
Princess arrayed in Irish green. With
Ireland quiet England can use more con
centrated effort where, from present indi
cations, it is very much needed. Then
again, the programmes of the receptions
were arranged and carried out by the gov
ernment officials aui machinery, and the
Irish may have been attracted to the show,
and surprised the beef-eaters by maintain
ing a sufficient respectability to keep their
The Home Shrine.
Domestic events are certainly our affairs.
Wnat are called public events may, or may
not be ours.
The household is, or should be, the home
of the nan as well of the child, and the
events which occur there aSVct him more
than those which happea him in bis public
The moment a,man comes from the cuter
world his whole being change, and for the
better it his home ia of the right sort. If
thrift and cleanliness prevail, progress and
pleasure follow. But think you there ore
not a multitude of particulars to be accom
plished? To many persons perfect housekeeping
seems impassible. Something must go un
done. It the children ae well dressed, well
fed and properly schooled, the self-sacrificing
parent mast suffer. It the meals are punc
tual, the apartments are slovenly. If the in
side furniture and decorations are fine, the
yard and fences are neglected.
That the difficulties to be overcome are nu
merous, all will freely admit. Many wires
complain of a lick ot means, and in this way
apologize for tne unattractiveness ot their
This should not be. Few have wealth, but
all must have homes. Hen are not born rich)
and very o'ten sacrifice themselves in obtain
ing the coveted wealth. The greatest men in
history were the poorest.
Economy is too often sco-nel. Tiue hos
pi ality does not mean lavisbness. It is not
necessary to play prince to every stranger
1 hat crosses jour threshold.
Let a man say: "Here is my house, open
at all times to my friend I can not afford
a rich dinner, nor a costly bed-chamber
these things can b? bought at any public
house; but in my house are found pleasures
that can not be bought at any price, and for
which a friend may well travel fitly miles to
cojoy. From it love, honor and courtesy
There is ai other country where this can
xt said so easily as ours. Here all are on a
ar all struggling for wealth and fame.
There is many a humble bonse in every
city where talent and taste dwell with pov
erty and labor. Perhaps there is a lack of
ornament, but let the friends be of such a
character that they can fill that vacancy.
Ereryiiidmdu.il nature has its own beauty.
Ooe is ttruck in every company with the
truth of this asseition. There is scarcely a
lace that we cannot associate in imagination
with some generous de-d. Not aloof trom
ibis homage to beauty, but in strict connec
tion with it, the house will cone to be
esteemed a sanctuaiy, or perbaij more cor
rectly, a shrine.
Your economy, your labor, your good or
bid fortune, your beilth and manners are all
laid thereon. When this is not the casc
society is weak.
He who shall bravely and gracefully show
men how to lead a clein and heroic life, and
deal with men without any shame following,
will indeed make his name dear to history.
ABOUT OUR OWN PEOPLE.
WtttltK TIIVY HO AXI Hit AT TUBS
A HE DO IMS.
Items or Interest of a lluny Week, fur
Sunday Krn.lt dc, Pertaining to Loral
Aftatra and Our Guesta.
Messrs. A. L. Guthiel and W. H. White
left, on Tuesday morning, for San Francisco.
At the meeting of Christ Church Parish,
Monday night; the following were officials
elected: B. II. Warder, Senior Warden:
Henry Baldwin, Junior Warden; Vestrymen,
F. S. I'eofield, M. F. McGrew, jr., Wm. John
son, C. A. Davis, Henry II. Bean, Cbas. Lud
low, A. S. Bushnell. Clerk, Harry H. Bean,
re-elected; Treasurer, Dr. Henry Baldwin, re
elected. The city weigh-master reports receipts
amounting to $116.80, tor March.
Mayor's report for March: Total lined
$135 85; receipts for licenses, $10.50; total,
The City Solicitor has been ordered by
Council, to demand of John W. Bookwalter.
the amount paid by the city to Walker for
Hon. J. Warren Keifer left for Kansas City
Mrs. Judge Miller entertained her mother,
Mrs. Hoglen, o( Dayton, duriag tbe week.
J. M. Barth, ot Cleveland, has returned
home after a pleasant visit in this city.
Mrs. Dr. Batterson left on Tuesday for sev
eral weeks visit at Versailles, Ky.
Springfield inventive talent figured exten
sively at Washington last week. Pateats
were issued, during that time, to Clark
county men, as follows: Franklin P. Circle,
vehicle hub; W. S. Downey, grain drill;
Mary A. Ihrig, screw for ice creepers: John
W. Runyan, Catawba, pump driver; Frank
Wells, assignor to himself, W. W. Neal and
P. Haerr, L'gonda, skillet cap.
There is no Uck of candidates for Chief of
Police. Many think that in certain contin
gencies that may arise, B.lly Hughes should
be given the appointment. Ex-Marshal Hay
ward is also prominently spoken ot.
On Tuesday night Finance Committee pre
sented an ordinance to pay out ot general ex
pense tund to Moees Walker $9,156.01. Car
ried 14 yeas. This is the julgment against
the city, by arbitration on tbe celebrated
Marshal Hayward is on the sick list with
Stiles Brothers, ot Springfield, have bonght
tbe Hamaker farm, east ol Enon, for $67 r
Ralph H. Hahn was sued in the Common
Pleas court, on Wednesday, by Hagdalena
Ammon, for $10,000; breach ot promise to
marry. Her attorneys are John L. Zimmer
man and E. L. Wallace.
II rman G. Marshall has recovered from his
Officer Record filed an affidavit Thursday
morning against Douglass Olesbie, the West
End colored saloon-keeper, for keeping open
Mr. J. O. Peck, of Southern avenue, is the
happy parent of a bushel 0! cbildjen that
is,.of four young Pecks. The fourth arrived
Wednesday night in the shape of a nine
Theodore Troupe is now sole proprietor of
the City drug store, having purchased the in
terest of bis late partner, Mr. Coblentz.
Oa Wednesday night some sneak thief
tto'.e a blanket from the buggy of Dr. Bell
and one from that of Rev. J. C. Fernald,
which was hitched in frbnt of Dr. Bell's
office. The doetor has lost in this manner,
within tbe last two years, six whips, three
blankets, bis valise and medicine case.
On the night before or Wednesday morn
ing Slteen or twenty feet of the new Lime
stone street sewer taved in at tbe intersection
of Kizer street, making a large hole in tbe
ground. A force of men was set at work at
once to repair the damage at expense of the
contractor who will lose $200 or $300.
Frank Schrimpf, father of Frank E.
Schrimpf of this city, was r in over and
killed by the cars at Bellefontaine, on
Wednesday. The deceased was upward of
G7 rears ot age and a widerer, leaving son
aid daughter, highly respected young people
here, tbe son carrying on a feed and flour
store on CI fton street. Mr. Schrimpt was a
native ot Neuboff, in Kurpesse, Germany;
and came here about 45 years ago, marrying
his wife here. He was prosperously engaged
in the cooperage business at Section and Fos
ter streets for many years, and acquired some
property Business becoming unprofitable he
closed his shop and worked for other?, and
was engaged, at his trade, at the above place,
when tbe accident occurred while he was
walking on the track, returning from dinner.
Oa last Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock
Mr. Hugh Russell and Mrs. Elizabeth Russell,
his wile, two of Springfield's old and honored
citizens, were met by more than a half hun
dred of their friends and relatives at the
house of their son-in-Uw, Wm. McCulIougb,
on College avenue, the occrsiou being tbe
celebration ot their golden wedding.
Thursday morning at 1:30 o'clock Council
man Jobn a. Drucol, who was on bis way
home from counting out the vote at Precinct
A, Third ward, was halted by two men who
stepped cut ol an alley on Sow.h Market
street and approached him. Mr. Driscol mo
tioned as though about to pull a pistol and
stepped back, when tbe men took to their
heels. It looks like an attempt at highway
Messr'. Thomas Dugan, proprietor ot the
St. James Hotel, and John LjLch, lett
Wednesday tor Magnetic Springs.
Officer B-iss and wife were calUd to New
Builington, O., by tbe death of Mrs. Bass'
father. They left for that place on Wednes
day. Mr. Lon Weaver returned from Richmond,
lod., Tuesday, with bis horse, which was
stolen trom here some time ago. The thief
had taken the animal to Richmond and sold
it for $100.
Dr. Russell received a dispatch on Wednes
day from 0,;den, Utah, asking for the pro
gramme ot the National Gun Association, to
be held here in May, and also to certify that
several persons from that place will at
tend t'.e shooting ma'ch here.
Mr. L w.sCorti, the violinist, bn r tnrned
from New Orlean', where he has b en
for several months.
Fiank Peckinpaugb ane Joe Girdner, wcii
known base ball men, have been secured 11
play here during the sesson.
Erail He tig, bj his attorney, G. O. Raw
lies, has brought suit in 'Squire Rightmyer's
court against II. A. Ashley lor $300 damages,
by nason of injuries received by the falling
of a shed attached to defendant's
under a weight of snow.
P. J. Clevenger and wife visited in Vienna
J. (tuil'ord While, tbe Washington stenog
rapher, has returned from Wshington, D. O.,
and has reopened his law office here. He
resigned the jwsition which he held in the
auditor's office of the District of Columlia.
H. L. Rockfield, formerly of the Phillips
House, now of the Arraile, of Springfield,
will have charge of the Yellow Springs House
this summer. Dayton Journal.
Bat Mr. Rockfield says he won't.
The base ball eeasor. opens here Monday
(tomorrow) between Dayton and Springfield.
The grounds have been repaired and every
thing is in good shape.
J. U. Smith, one of Ken'.on's manufactur
ers, was visiting his brother, W. M. Smith,
near this city, during the week.
The Big Six Band, of Springfield, Ohio,
give a concert at Weidner's Opera House
Sunday night, Dayton Journal.
Early in 1868, in the columns of the
Springfield Dailt Republic, the Rev. A. H.
Bassett, D. D., predicted that the seventeen
year locusts would appear in that year, and
they did. He now says: "You can say that
they will appear this year, for they will."
James P. Gaodwin, Esq., received bis certi
ficate of election as Mayor, Thursday, and tbe
oath of office was administered to him, at bis
rooms, by William M. Rockel, E:q , without
any particular formality. Hi9 bond was pre- J
sented to Council and he expects to enter
upon his duties next Monday. Amos Miller,
a young man who has been in his law office
for some time, will be Mayor's clerk nnder
the new administration. William H. Hnghes,
City Marshal-elect, took the oath Thursday
also, Oscar T. Martin, Esq., officiating. Mag
istrate W. A. Stout awaits tbe receipt ot bis
commission from the Governor before com
mencing business. He will have an office on
The Xenia papers state that Uockfi-ld, ot
the Arcade, is to run the Yellow Springs
house this summer, which is tbe first Mr.
Rockfield knew of it. He says he isn't going
to do anything of the sort. Harvey Gram
will just as likely be there as anybody else,
and tbat is sufficient to insure g od entertain
ment at the Yellow Springs House when the
beat of summer comes on.
Captain West and bis division of the Sal
vation Army will open here (today) Sunday
2:30 o'clock on Market Square, and at Loth
schentz's " Hall, East Main street, at 3 and
7:45 p. m.
Mr. Penfield's (of Springfield) plan was
adopted by tbe board last Monday evening for
the new sehool house, New Carlisle.
Tbos. B. Minaban, Esq., a prominent mem
ber of the bar of this county, since his ad
mission to practice, left the city Thursday for
Omaha, Nebraska, where he will Iccate in the
practice of his profession.
A card npon the dcor, with "sick" written
upon it, explains Mr. John II. Johnson's ab
sence from his office on Friday.
A progressive euchre porty was held at the
residence of Mr. Joseph Black, Thursday even
ing. At 8 a. m. tomorrow (Monday) the case of
Emil Heptig against Herman A. Ashley will
be tried before 'Squire Rightmyer. Ueptig's
son was injured several months since, while
passing along East Pleasant street, by tbe fall
ing of a shed which projected over the side
walk, which shed belonged to Ashley. Dam
ages to the amount ot $300 are claimed by
Mr. Charles Lewis, of the Lagonda House,
is very dangerously sick.
Miss I.aura Bowman, of FernclifT avenue,
entertained her friends with progressive
euchre on 1 hursday night. Mr. George War
der and Miss Dow taking first prizes, and Mr.
Gus Summers and Miss Bowman second.
Nine couples were present, and were elegant
ly lunched after the play.
Chief Fred Schuchman is able to be on tbe
Messrs. Love Meek, Wm. Slephens and
Howard Smith have retained from Maryland.
Misses Katie and Josie Murphy are visitiig
Mrs. Mary Ward asks the court for a di
vorce from her husband, Walter Ward, on
the grounds of intoxication and failure to
provide. She asks also tor the custody of the
child and alimony.
At the regular meeting of the Prohibition
Club, Thursday night, speeches were made
by R. S. Thompson, Dr. Leonard, O. M.
Sellers, John L. Berry and John Wollen
haupt. One of the most reliable indicators that
"spring have come" is the arrival of the circus
Judge Littler says it is only a question of
a very short time when the B. & O. telegraph
company would construct a new line of tele
graph through Springfield from Columbus to
James Dalie hss the contract for the new
Spangenberger block to be erected on Market I
street south of Washington.
At tbe national shooting tournament to be
held at Springfield, May 1, John T. Norris
has offered his medal, won first by himself in
tbe national shooting contest held at the
Highland House, Cincinnati, in 1879, and re
won twice since then, to tbe best marksman,
himself competing, of course. Each contest
ant will pnt up $100 and tbe successful one
will take the purse. The badge is a beautiful
ornament, being a gold star set with five
jewels, among which is a diamond and a goid
revolver pendent. Tbe revolver is bat one
inch in length, but hf s all the parts of a full
William M. Rockel, Esq., of this city, a
contributor to tbe Law Bulletin and Journal
and to ether law periodicals of tbe country,
has prepared a work which will undoubtedly
be of great assistince to law students and
young lawyers in making hem familiar with
the questions and points ot law decided by
our Supreme Coort and reported in tbe Ohio
Reports. The Liw Bulletin, beginning last
week, commmc d wlih tbe publication of it
serially, a page or two in each number, as a
"Law Sludents' Department."
Hon. Geo e,e Spence, tbe Nestor of Democ
racy ot thai Republican accursed city of
Springfield, was in our city on Wednesday,
on legal busine-s, ami Mr. Oscar Martin, at
torney, also, was here on the same business
before the new District Court. Xenia Dem
Elden Bowman, E-a,., of this city, who
went to Chicago seme time since, has re
turned. lit Sirs. Ben Reisiog and Chas. Cushman,
musicians of this city, will start for Meriden,
Conn., on May 1, to join a traveling combi
30 DIFFERENT STYLES.
THE HANDSOMEST EVER SHOWN,
This is the Time to Sow
LAWN GRASS SEED.
We Have Every
SPRINGFIELD SEED CO.,
LAGONDA HOUSE BLOCK,
THE POOR ALWAYS HERS.
Ay AOF.n COVPZ.K, TOOT SORE AND
ITanderlDg; Away from tha Poor Hoaae
Tliej Arrive at Lacouda, bat 00 Friendly
Handa Ilec. ive Them They Seek F.iod
and Shelter In this Cur, and Find Both
A Strange Story.
Tbe readers ot "Old Curiosity Shop," who
followed the old grandfather and Little Nell
In their bitter wanderings, will be reminded
of its painful effects on the mind when they
read this story of a poor old couple who
finally found friends and rest and help in this
city on Friday night and yesterday.
At at out S o'clock on Friday light an aged
conple, a man and wife, were found wander
ing about the city in the neighborhood of
Gillett avenue. They were inquiring for tbe
residence of Tbomas Wallace, a roachininist,
who lives at No. 106 00 tbat street. By some
teans they bad been misdirected, and did
not find tbe right place until late. When
they arrived at the bouse they were in a most
pitiable condition; foot-sore, weary and aged
they tottered Into the bouse, where
they were received by Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace, wbo recognized the old people as
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bussinger, their former
acquairtances, who they supposed were in the
poor bouse at Urbana. Tbe family coald not
turn them away but kindly received them
into the bouse an gave them much needed
refreshment, and otherwise provided for their
pressing Breds. Their story is a strange and
pittiful one. They are aged respectively 82
and 72 years, and had been in the poor-house
at Crbana for some time. Being members of
the United Brethren church and for a long
time deprived by poverty from attendance
upon the services of tha church to which they
were devotedly attached, they resolved once
more to attend church together as they had
in other and better days. On Friday morning
they packed all the extra clothing they had
into a paper Sour sack and start
ed from the poor-house on their
long and wearisome journey for
Lagonda. On foot, without money, and al
together friendless, with the one purpose
that of attending church once more they
trudged along the way. At times over tbe
roughest roads, and losing their way in tbe
woods; once tbe old man falling dowa, in
sheer ezhanstion, was with tbe greatest diffi
culty assisted to rise again by his aged wife,
they finally reached Lagonda, having walked
all the way from Urbana. Arriving
there worn and weary alter such a re
markably long walk, thev seemed 1 expect
tbat the brethren of the church would take
them ia and entertain them, thus affording
tbem the-great privilege for which they had
traveled so lar and suffered so much, but no
one knew them in Lagoada, and no friendly
hand was extended to the aged wayfarers. In
their great disappointment they wandered
aimlessly about until somrbody put them on
tbe street-car and sent t hem into the city,
where they finally found shelter, as above
It was learned by tbe reporter that
tbe old man was once an artist, and
bad achieved some reputation ia bis
art, which kept bim in easy circumstances,
and, as he states, he was once considered
wealthy. In bis talk he remarked that the
artists of to-day wre merely copyists, with
out genius, while the artists of his day were
tbe only real artists. He came from Switzer
land, and lived tor some time at or near
Bowlusville; after which he and his wife
went to Illinois, where they were so reduced
financially tbat they were taken to .he poor
house; but for some reason tbey returned to
tbis county, and were plac-d in the Urbana
poor-house. He bad a naturally strong aver
sion to living in tbe poor-hou-e; one reason
which he gave was that they compelled him
and his wife to live apart, which was a pecu
liar hardship to them, as they seemed to be
very mm h devoted to each other, and needed
the companionship that had been unbroken
'or so many long years. He also expressed a
fear, not altogether unwarranted, tbat should
he die in tbe poor house bis body would be
given to the medicl college for dissection,
and such a probability seemed to fill him
with horror and dread. From this state
ment, it is eiilent that the poor
people of our infirmaries are fully
aware of tbe fact that tbe bodies are given
over to the medical faw-bones as soon as life
is out of the corpse. The reporter wai in
formed tbat tbe old couple have rel ativet in
this county wha are abundantly able to care
for them, but for som resons tbey do not.
Tbe only reason why this is the case was
found to be that the eld people are not nice
In the house. They are reported as very de
vout in their religiaus observances, and when
the old man asked the blessing at the table
in the morning his appeal to the higher power
moved those who heard him to tears. Mr.
Wallace, at whose house they were received,
says that while be is somewhat inclined to
accept Bob. Imrersoll's views, he could not sea
these old people tnrned away from his door.
This morning, alter som persuasion, they
were induced to return to Urbana, and alter
Mrs. Wallace bad purchased the-tickets for
them they departed tor the poorbouse again.
The last words tbe old man said before leav
i g the bonse were: "Please don't tell any
ae that we are going back to the poorbouse."
TBK CMOBCH&S tODAT.
Begular Sarvleea Besomed Houre and
Topics Aunoanced 8alvalloa Army to
Open the Battle Agatnat 8m.
First rresbyterian Preacbingby the pastor
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at
9:45. Young men's class at .7 p. m. The
public cordially invited to all services.
Central M. E. Sabbath school at a. m
Preaching at 10:3 a. m. and at 7:30 p. m.
by the pastor, Rev. A. B. Leonard, D. D.
General class at 2:30 p. m. Toung people's
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Seats are free. Stranger!
Second English Lutheran Sabbath school
it! am. Preaching at 10:3( a. m. and
7 30 p. m. by the pastor, Rev. A. E. Wagner.
All are Invited.
German M. E., No 93 West Main street
Preaching Sabbath Morning at 10:30 and
evening at 7:30 by J. Krebbil, D. D , editor
of the German Advocate, Cincinnati. Allan
Wiley H. K. Rev. Henry W. Tate, pastor.
Services at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. by tha
pastor. Sabbath school at 2 p. m. Young
people's meeting at 6 p. m. All are made
Lagonda Avenue Chapel Sabbath school
at 2:30 p. m. Preaching at 7:30 p. m. by
Rev. Wm. E. Fay. All invited.
Congregational Sabbath school at 9:30
a. m. Preaching by the pastor, Ber. Wm.
H. Warren, at 1 1 a. m. and 7 :30 p. m. Young
people's meeting at 7 p. m. All cordially in
vited. High Street U. E. Rev. J. F. Ifarlay, tbe
pastor, will preach in tbe morning at 11
o'clock and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday school at
9:30 a. tn. Yoang people's meeting at 7 p.
m. All are cordially invited.
Second Presbyterian Services ia amia
church at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m conducted
by the pastor. Strangers and others are most
Second Baptist Rer. Wilton R. Boone,
pastor. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. by the pastor. Sacday school at 2:'0 p.
m.' All are welcome.
United Presbyterian Kev. Jos Kyle, pas
tor. Sabbath-school at 9:30 a.m. Morning
service at 11 a. m. Young people's prayer ,
meeting at 6:30 p. m. Evening service at
7:30 p. m. Seats free and all are welcome.
First English Lutheran. Rev. D. W. Smith,
ptstor. Sabbath' school at 9 a. m. Services
at 10:30 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. The public
First Baptist Sunday-school at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching at 10:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. by the
pastor, Rer. A. L. Wilkinson. All are earr
Christadelpbian Lecture in Christadel
phian hall. West Main street, in tbe eveniag
at 7 30. Subject: "Th Politics af the World
Methodist Protestant, on Pleasant street
Rtv. A. H. Bassett, D. D , will preach at
10:30 a. m. and the pastor at 7:30 p. m. Sab
bath school at 9 a. m. and Band ot Hope at
3 p. m. A cordial welcome to all.
St. Paul M. E. Sunday school at 9 a. o.
Preaching at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. by
the pastor. Rev. Henry Tuckley. Morning;
subject: -Resurrection Life on Earth." Even
ing subject: "Mind Your Own Business.''
Seats free and the public cordially invited.
Christian Sitbath school at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching by Rev. James Maple at 11 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. All are cordially invited.
Freewill Baptist Services in Clifton ave
nue church morning and evening by tbe
pastor, Rev. R. J. Poston, Sunday school
at 9:30 a.,m. AH welcome.
Christ (Episcopal Services on Sunday at
11 a.m. and 7:30 p, m. Sunday school at
9:45 a. m. Rst. John T. Rote, rector.