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HEPUBLTC. FRIDAY EVEISTIN"G, JANUARY 2 1RR7.
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FHIDaT EVEmMC. 1S.KUART 28.1887.
The Knights of Labor hit that fearfully
&i& wonderfully constructed Inter-State
Commerce bill in about the right place.
It is now U be seen whether Judge 1'ike.
of the JIaumee country, lias theconstitution
of Ohio tacked away, out of reach, in his
The Urbana CUlzaCs ''Informal Notes'
chap has stmck a rich vein. Is he Jamie
son In disguise the deacon hnn-elf on a
Mr. Henry Woodfen Grady, of Georgia,
Is hereby Informed that unless lie can get a
better style of portrait into the newspapers
he can never be president.
The mysterious hint U made hi the news
papers tliat the chickens put up in cans for
the use of the people originally have four
legs and long, furry tails. We don't care
to take our chicken in that shape.
Mr. John Cockerill, who was "bounced"
from his editorial position on the New York
lVorM sent to Coventry and had several
other terrible tilings done to him, is back in
his old jiosition, all the same. You see, he
is an Ohio man.
The greatest of cowards is the man of
great mental jiovver and resources, who has
not courage enough to face about and re
trace his steps when he knows tliat he has
gone in the wrong direction.
Canada will come down, handsomely,
and behave herself. We know it. Hut if
she doesn't we will have to take the Arctic
ocean for the northern boundary of h
United States, and we shouldn't be long
Mr. I.ampson'3 Ixx-al Option bill was be
fore the Ohio house, Thursday, and after
discussion, was lost Forty-one republicans
and six democrats 17 in all voted for the
bill and 32 democrats and 20 republicans
33 against Seven republicans and 4
democrats were absent
There never was a man who was of much
account in the world, who wasn't criticized
and criticised sharply and severely, and
In some instances unjustly. Men wlios
operations affect public affairs, if they have
practical sense, will expect that their course
will attract public attention and comment
and will show their wisdom by taking criti
cism in good part and by availing them
selves of whatever good points their critics
make. The man who assumes that what
ever he does is always right, because he
does it and who makes jio account of the
combined wisdom of the world, is very apt
tifall into foolishness and to get into
THE SVKlStl ELECTliiS.
Springfield is a republican city, and, on
general principles, it would naturally be
expected that it would liave officers who
were republicans. Should republicans de
cide to go outside of their own ranks for a
mayor, marshal, solicitor, councilman or
member of the board of education, it
would be inferred by the general public
that they had not good, true and competent
men in their own ranks to fill these posl
t'ons. Concessions of this sort have been
frequently made by our local republicans,
but they liave been found to work unfavor
ably to us in the fall elections.
Either we should make no nominations
in the Spring, or we should bring out the
s rt of good men whom we can elect For,
If we decide to go into the battle, at all.
this Spring, we must go in to win.
Therefore, we must liave. as our candl-
dates not only good and capable men, who
mry be expected to do their duty, but we
mast have purely representative men that ' Inspector Byrnes, of New York, has in
it to say men who represent the republl- j custody the man supposed to have iiiur
L i ii f :. i ,. .k.i.. .. i dered the man in the Baltimore trunk. The
cinparty-andallof it-and nobody and I Mlnllosn, nmnletv name is Edward l'n
nothingelse. No man or set of tnen must ; C(T f i jjllEe street. New York Citv.
dictate: and no man or set of men mut le j
ahut out from having thelrdue part in mak-
The ItEiTiiLic Is a republican paier.
from before the war. It has no candidates '
except the men nominated at republican '
conventions. It neither scratches, nor
ulks. We shall do the best we can to !
roae the rank and file of the party to
mass themselves at the front and to take
the matter of nominating and electing re-
trablicans to all the offices within the gift
f tha Tonle. This result reached, w e. ' "
can elect the republican ticket this spring
by 1.000 majority. To be forewarned h to
THE CITIZBX ...VI VOUT1CS.
Eery citizen should bo a politician
clean ami honest. Politicians are not nec
essarily bail. We sliouM have more of
this class, and in general politicians of a
much better kind.
It i really, one of the lirt duties of a
citizen in this country to interest himself
personally in imlitic local as well as na
tional. N'o man can throw oif his reii-
sibllity in this matter not even minister
t of the gospel. These should hot be obtru -
, slvely or offensively partisan nor should
i any other citizen, but they and all should
accept their personal responsibility in tl e
! business of governing. We do not mean.
I simply, that every man should vote at all
elections: we nieau that every' ian should
do his part in .selecting the candidates tor
oflice to be supported by his part .
We do not settle this matter, and shift .
the responsibility, when we say that some '
boss, or some clique of ward politicians,
will dictate the nominations in caucusscs
and conventions. This will certainly lie j
done If we allow it tube done. The source c
ot true popular government is in those '
same caucuses. These are the very meet- j
Ings which all members of the party should
attend, and in them each citizen should as- j
sert his rights ami privileges in demandii.;
the nomination of the liest ami lest mal.-
tied men in the ward or citj (or count))
who can be jersuaded to accept nomin.i-,
tions for oflice. i
We can liardlj blame the boss foi taking i
this matter in hand if. after due notilica-1
tion, the citizens remain at home and leave
it to him to name the candidates. It does
; ,nt roliPiH tlie sitnition or belli matters. :
l"0tT , , ,", : ' Xr
j'" Brnw,1 or oe" uar,.fter,:'
or remain away mini it n
and allow worse men than those named ky
the boss to le elecUtl. The growler Is
himself the man who is to be blamed. He
has a high heritage that has cost money and
blood, and he casts it away to the dogs. Of
course the dogs will take it in, promptly,
and get away with the whole of it.
There is no campaign now in progress :
no vwlitical excitement: and men can now
give consideration to statements of plain
and fundamental facts concerning their po
litical duties. What we say is not in the j
interest of any indivieual or concern, but is j
indisputably in the interest of every citizen j
and ail citizens in tne interest of coi. -munity.
In a recent address, at a banquet, in New
England, Gen. Ix-vv Wallace, author of
"Hen Hut" and late minister to Turkey,
spoke as follows of the American Christian
missionaries in the east:
I have often been asked. What of the
missionaries of the east; are they true, and
do they serve their Master? And I have
always been a svv in witness to say and I
say it now. solemnly and emphatically
that if anywhere on the face of the earth
there exists a band of devout Christian men
and women it is there. 1 personally know
many of them, men and women, and the
names of Dr. and Mrs. Uiggs the names of
Woods, Uliss. I'ettibone, Capt Dwight and
others spring up in my memory most viv
idly. Their w ork is of the kind vv Inch will
be productive of the greatest good. They
live and die in the work. One I know has
licen there fifty years. They are God's
people and should be remembered and sus
tained by us.
The Knri'iii.ir has shown, for years,
great interest in two local institutions the
free Public Library" and the Savings Hank.
Hotb Institutions are impuiar in the highest
and best sense, and both have been the
means of doing a great deal of good to the
mases of our people.. The Sav ings Hank
has now a beautiful home of its own and
fie l'ublic Library needs one sadly, as it
is very much cribbed and confined when it
ought to have ample room for its continuous
expansion. But a Library building looms
up in the not far-distant future. We an1
sure to have it.
Parliament is in session and every bmly is
explaining about everything. Kandolph
Churchill says he dropped out of the gov
ernment as the result of its extravagance.
Mr. Gladstone expresses his approval of
Churchill's sacrifices in behalf of a "sound,
economic jHilicy." Paniell is busy, here
The venerable Eaton J!ylslcr expresses
its sentiments in this figurative manner:
lu ISsS, it would be a first rS idea hi
noniinS as a candids for the office of Chief
MagistrS, John Sherman, who represents
the grs stS of Ohio in the V. S. SenS.
The New York- JiiH mI Erprcxs shows
that we are not to have war with England,
but. rather, an eaily settleoieiit of 'differ
ences. The Sit Adams and Eden Park con
pany. Cincinnati, proposes to run its Oak
street cars by electricity.
There will be no charge in the KIiticaI
status of the United States senate in the
Canada is now between two fires.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Scotch membersof arl lament liave agreed
to take action in favor Of home rule in Scot
Daniel Epply. prominent Philadelphia
banker, is dead.
The town of Port Deposit, Md., is sub
merged by an ice gorge in the Susquehan
na. Henjamin Wheeler, a Cleveland miser,
has been Indicted for murdering his agd
The hearingof the Hell telephone suit has
begun in the supreme court of the United
Mrs. Van Xandt has asked Daniel Po ig' -erty
to act as counsel for the anarchists.
John Tohl 1, victim of the Kepublir Ii
aster, has begun suit against the H. .t O. for
The Commercial club of Cincinnati lias
recommended the sale of the Cincinnati
The Quebec legislature met Thursday
Hon. M. Marchand, optositioii, was elected
Colonel Sam'l Reefer, a well-known hotel
proprietor. New York, committed suicide
in San Francisco.
The city of Pittsburg has issued an at
tachment for SI 14,800 against Dr. Ilostet
ter. as surety for A. llartiijiee, a local
Coopers employed by Hriggs, Morse A
Cj., Winchester, O., threaten to strike
Monday if they are not allowed an advance
of 23 cents per day.
Forty thousand men are out on a strike
in New York. Loncshorcmcii and coal
heavers are still idle. European vessels are
unable to leave port, because of a scarcity
of freight handlers.
Miss Clara Hartoii, of Washington, I). C.
President of the American National lted
Cross association, and Dr. J. 11. Hubbell,
general held agent, are in Texas, to as-it
the sufferers by the drouirthl
fifty - two years old. The walls of his room i
are covereu witn uioou. -jus victim s name
is believed to lie lialtz.
The motive of I
murder was robbery.
If you liave a sallow face,
And can many wrinkles trace Don't cry;
3"onr cI'ef,k'', 1,a ' '''"
And are with freckles covered o'er Don't
if you liave grown so very plain.
You can no longer lovers gain Don't sigh;
ror you 11 regain wuiiin aw eeK,
routine remedy will seek.
The charms of beauty all complete Then
The wondrous Champlin's Liquid Pearl,
Beauty's boon to every jrirl.
Kipemes In Vale College.
At the most democratic college in tha
country (the adjective, of course, not be
ins used in n party sense), anil an institu
tion where mouey counts little in thi
scial status of an undergraduate, the
ofllcial estimate of the expenses of stu
dents given in the new Yale university
command wide perusal. The estimator
cover thirty-seven necks of the j ear, the
period when the college is actually in ses-
hion, and are graded as follows- lxvet
! estimate of the ordinary college expense.
'Xy, for the thirty-seven weeks; general
average, f.?0; and very liberal, f'J.iO.
These figures omit charge for clothing,
and are necessarily mere approximations,
but they will impress mist of the Yule
graduates as substantially correct.
Of course there are striking exceptions
to the figures printed alwve. We remetn-
lierouecn.se of a student who went through
uiiejcarni ihic un mmm f.iu. dul no
lived on n scale little nliove abject poverty.
He had a single suit of clothes, and a few
crackers with quarter of a pound of cheese
Innight at a grocery were his ordinary
meal. He had also his tuition fees p
mitted. and we lieiicvc got his college room
free. Another Yale graduate we recall,
who has since ri-en to a post more lucra
tive and responsible than ierlinw any 01
his college mates in the same class. He
liegan his freshman year with just t " in
his pocket and worked his way through
without incurring a single permanent
debt. We all know what the usual result
is in the case of these poor students. They
go to college to make the most of an op-
jHirtunlty. and they almost invariably do
ko. To the special anil peculiar honor of
Yule, le it said, these academic heroes
never lose at college their social equality
' treatise their coats are threadliare and
their dollars few. The moral leader of one
of the largest recent classes at Yale was
-and he vvasn'tn mar of brilliant iiitel -
faculties either. New Haven
Itralliic Mnrkrt sH.
Hie sample dIiN is an old and mean
trick by which some sharpers in n small
way lieut the market man out of a dinner
now ami then. If you stay here long
enough you 11 see one of them. I usually
get from two to a dozen visits from them
every day. Many of them are men, old
men. Usually, of respectable appearance,
though occasionally you find a well
dressed woman in the business, and now
and then a child. It is workisl like this.
The sample liend comes up when vou lire
not busy and tells you that he has not
laid in his winter sttck of vegetables vet
Then .he talks aliout different kinds of
potatoes and wants to see what we have
got. He tal-s a potato out of each tiar
rel. says he'll try them all and see which
he likes liest, and moves coolly oir Of
course we never see him again.
Now that seems like a very small kind
of a confidence game for grown ixsqile to
be at, doesn't it? Hut I lielieve there are
scores of families who depend on just such
little tricks for the chief part of their sus
tenance. Anyway, we have lots of them
down here I have known them to come
and "work the racket" and go away and
then be at some other stand on the same
errand an hour later I actually lellevc
some of them have gathered enough vege
tables In this way out of this market in a
day to last them all winter. Of course
lcggars we would lire out of here iti n
holy minute, nnd persons who didn't look
respectable we shouldn't nllov to take a
sample. Hut what can you do when nicely
dressed persons, who, for all you know,
may own u brown stono block and be able
to buy you out a thousand times, come
along and work you this way Stallkeeper
in New York Commercial A lvertiscr.
lteainft for TVatlircwk.
Why should cocks figure on the top of
steeples' Chri-tians connect the custom
with the reproach the cock once conveyed
to St. Peter. But the ctck used to lie
placed on the tops of sacred trees long lie
fore it was transferred to church steeples,
nnd in north Germany it still stands upon
the May iioles. It was partly a watchman
and "wirtly a ' eather prophet, and by its
crowing it could disjierse evil spirits and
nil approaching calamities. Its life was
sacred In India and Persia, and Cicero
speaks of the ancients regarding the kill
ing of a cock as a crime equal in blackness
to the suffocation of a father. Our
weathercocks are doubtless the survivals
of the old ideas; though the solar
mythologists trace all these things to the
uso of domestic fowls as obvious personifi
cations of the sun, so that "the pearl
which the fowl searches for in the dung
hill is naught else but its own egg, and the
egg of the hen in theskyisthesunitself,"
nnd "the hen of the fable and fairy tales
which lays golden eggs is the mythical hen
(the earth or the sky) which gives uirth
every day to the sun." One can scarcely
conceive anything more absurd, and it
would be interesting to know bow, on
solar principles, would be expl-iineil the
Tyrolese custom of not letting a black hen
live for seven years lest she should then
lay an egg, out of which might issue a
dragon destined to live a hundred years.
Weyii of American Vachtmfn.
One of the most prominent memliers of
the New York Yacht club hove up at once
with the remark tliat
"American yachtmen are becoming as
set and immovable m their scruples and
prejudices a.s the most rabid sons of Great
Britain. Whether it has anything to do
with the prevailing craze of Anglomania
or not I cannot say, but it is there just the
same. The most steadfast and vigorous
efforts on the part of the wide awake
yachting men of America toward having
the races for the America cup occur in the
spring instead of the fall have failed again
Because the races have always ln-en held
in the fall, they insist on continuing to
hold them at the same time of the vear.
although the contests nearly all resolve
themselves into drifting matches, and are
unsatisfactory alike to yachtiuen and spec
tators. If the rule were changed now iu
the face of precedent and the race held in
the spring, it would give us another year
to get ready for the Scotchman's boat
which you may mark my won I will lie n
clipper and we would thus lie sure of
having brisk winds and races fair to all
comers."' New York Cor. Pioneer Press.
Vaper, I'ena and renrlln.
In a communication to one of tha scien
tific journals, on the subject of paper Hiid
the industries connected with it, M. De
Boutarel presents Mime valuable data
showing the great increase in the quantitv
of pens, iiaper. pencil-, etc.. manufactured
in Europe and the United States alone.
According to this authority, the produc
tion of paper, which at the beginning of
the century was practically nothing in the
United States, some time since amounted
to 500,000 tons jier annum, and this quan
tity is just doubled in Europe the value
of the straw, rags and other materials used
In the manufacture of the paper being
about :? 100.000.000. The value of all this
japer. when manufactured, is estimated
at '.W.000.o00. The value of the steel
pens annually produnii. M. Houturel finds
to be not le-s than $4,000,000. New York
'llic minister w bo preaches the liest ser
mon, the lawyer who knows the most law
and how to apply it, the doctor who has
the most skill in his profession, the me
chanic who understands his business.
works hnnl nnd saves money, the store
keejier who gives full measure and does
not put nil the large apples on top, anil so
on down toltridget in the kitchen who can
keep the most tidy house, these arc "our
lt ieoplc." Springfield Union.
Minister of the I'liturr.
ministers of the future will lo
can siH'iik to Immense congre
gations, gathered from the Ju'gh ways and
by wins, with no regard to sex. color or
condition, to hear those immutable truths
which jiertain to the wellare of all. Bos
Poet In New Orlrana.
There are said to be more amateur
Ioets In New Orleans, La., than in any
other city in the wr-rld. The daily papers The question is one. of vital iin
always contain one or more poetical pieces portance. looking to the very jier
written by local talent. ' peluity o our Kovenuuent, for we have
need of all the intelligence, discipline and
The chrysanthemum of to-day Is the forces possible, if the ship t state is to
"Artemesla" ef our grandmothtn time, I glide safely on. And when those best
The Rural Srliool jtrm of Maine, New
IfHliipftlilre, Mn.Hf-liUiett Indiana,
ioi rth rtrrR. bt e. .. pui..
I may be asked to state more specifically
the faults of the Mili-dMrict system, and
the advantages of the township sjstem of
boaids of education, I hae shown the
great inequality in numbers in the sub
dhtricts: that there are ten and even
twenty times as niiiuj youths in some suV
distrlcts as there are in others: that the
Uvv requires the schools in racli township
to continue the same length of time, ami
die youth in the smallest ul-ilitriet are
entitled to as gooil Instruction a thoe of
; the largest: that in this state of facts, as
lunch niouey would le sjeiit in a sub-dis
I tr)ct having half a dozen pupils in average
attendance as one having half a hundred.
The injusticeofthisisiiot its worst feature,
but itsdamagim; iiitlueiice uisinthe schools.
A proper number of scholars ami a teacher in
charge of them, ami ym will invariable
have an excellent school: but under the
present system the number of pupils in a
school is geierally too large or too small,
and the teacher who will "keep school" tor
the least money is very frequently the
chosen one. Thus you have neither of the
requisites to ugood school -the proper nuiii
ler of scholars nor the lirst-class, live
teacher. The tirst and mdisiensahle t!ung
to do is to roll cethe number o( sch ol ai d
equalize the imiiibei of pupils to each school
as neai Ij as circumstance will iermit This
can never be donewhilethieeilirectors have
practically theentireeontrol of the school of
leach district. The law must apjuiint an
i iiiilioritj to thus regulate and equalize tue
I schools, and that authority
is a township
' board of education with jKiwer to take the
I entire management of the schools of the
Umnship-t locate and build scl
houst - s. keep the same hi repair and fur-
ulsh nil things needful to the schools, em
ploy teachers and dismiss them for incom
petency and this hoard to be couiioed of
"competent and judicious persons."' the
liest informed business men of the town
ship. Such men, as I said befoie, will
employ the most competent teachers, and
our schools will be conducted on business
principles principles that bring success in
all the enterprises of life.
The tendency now is to reduce the num
ber of youth in the sub-districts instead of
equalizing them. A recent repot t. that of
IsTO. states the increase of siiledistricts
that year, iu the state, to lie seventy -three,
and this, of course, means a further reduc
tion in the enumeration. And let it be re
membered, for I have stated it before, that
out of ninety -four sub-districts in Clark
county fifty-two liave less than the legal
number of youth of school age, viz. : an
enumeration of sixty pupils, and that to
reduce these dfty-two to the legal number
would reduce the number of schools In the
county to the extent of twenty, and tills
would i educe the school exiKMidilines of
the county from SS.OOO toS10.000aniiu.-iHy.
and lu my judgment would improve the
character and quality of the schools a still
greati r jier cent. The same state of tacts
exists in Champaign county, and 1 believe
generally through the state.
I am far from standing alone in my pref
erence for the township system. With
slight exception this system has stood the
lest of more than two hundred years in
Massachusetts. Late in the last century
a i application was made to the legislature
of that state for the passage of a law jier
niltting townships to lie sub-dii ideil into
suli-districts. Such a law was passed, and
a few of the most remote and least Improved
counties made such sub-division. Horace
Mann, speaking of this, said that he con
sidered this law, authorizing the townships
to divide their territory into school districts,
the most unfortunate school law ever
enacted in that state.
From the last state report from Maine
thi sentence is taken: "The question is
often asked why, with so large an expend
iture of money, and with the comparative
low wages paid teachers, is tlieaierage
length of scliwil only twenty-one weeks in
the year'.' The explanation is found in the
wastefulness of the .sub-district .system."'
How is this Massachusetts answers:
"The township system reduces the number
of schools, so that the remainder can lie
continued for a proper time, and supplied
with competent teachers, and that waste of
money caused by employing a teacher for
one, or even ten pupils, is easily saved."
Acaiti, 1 give an extract from a New Hamp
shire rejiort. as follows: "We are not
alone iu thinking tiiat the sub-district sys
tem which perpetuates the district boun
daries and nibs our children and youth of a
wise exiienditure of the school rppmpria
tious, has lingered too long m our s ate.
It is a hindrance, a burden and a loss to our
Now, I say liert and I challenge iniesti
gation. that 1 have examined the laws and
state reports of ten states, and without ex
ception these reixirts represent the sub
district system as an incubus to the schools,
as detracting from the efficiency of the
schools and as wasteful of the public
money. And hear what one most compe
tent to judge has to say, Hon. E. E. White,
formerly state school commissioner of
Ohio, now sitperindendent of school, of
Cincinnati. Shaking of the tun coun
try school bills introduced by me.
lie writes: "I have read the bills with
much interest, and with a hearty
approval of the principles which
they involve. The township school
law of Ohio is the worst iu
the Union a complex vv heel-iii-vvheel.
inefficient system. It should liave Isvn
charged twenty years ago. But little can
be done to improve the country schools as
long as the present complicated manage
ment continues." The country schools in
most of the counties of Indiana are iin-.
proving more rapidly than those in Ohio.
In the pat ten years the Indiana township
schools have overtaken and passed those in
Ohio."1 Such is the testimony ef a man
thoroughly informed as to our schools, and
who has no Interest whatever in the mat
ter. 1 cite also the opinion of an
eminent educator, Hon. James H
Smart, late state commissioner of common
schools in Indiana. Iu a letter recommend
ing the passage of the school bills before
the legislating he says: "The sub
district system has been almost universally
condemned by the leading educators of the
country', and at a meeting of the national
uperintendents held in Washington in F -rimy,
1 S), a unanimous declaration was
made iu favor of the township system."
He then assigns the ground of his prefer
ence, and closes with these wir is: '.Vo
I a. etr el both systems iu Indiana. We
tuw have the township system, and I think
tliat experience has show n that it Is far to he
preferred to the other." Hut to pile up au
1 1 lilies. I quote from a lelteruceived from ,
Hon. J. P. Wickershatn. state school sujier-1
intend! nt of Pennsylvania for the past six- I
teen years, under date of June ill, lSsi).
He writes: "Your proisisitmn to substitute ,
the town-hip for the sub-distiict system
meets my heartiest approval. In this state
we once had the sub-district system, but
have had the township since ls.14. The ad
vantages are all tliatyourstatesuperiiitenil-
ent claims in Ids report ot WO." Mr.
Wickershain is one of the ablest men in
Pennsylvania, lias traveled over Eumtie to
study the school systems of the east, has I
made the question ot the public schools the '
study of his life, and no man iu the land is
higher authority than he.
One more authority shall suffice for the i
present. Prof. Win. G. Williams, of the
O. W. University at Delaware, In a letter
to me of Marcli '., lssi, says: "In regard
to your township bill.l think Mime measure
of this kind quite indispensah'e for any ad
vance in our school system. Our country
schools are no better now than they were
a generation ago, and another generation
will see them just what they are now, un
less the legislature will abolish the sepa
rate district system. 1 know whereof I
speak. I have been a country examiner for
twenty years, and I know that the teachers
trained in the country schools average1
as low now as those of a scoreof years ago.
This state ot things prevails throughout the
state. I sinceiely think that the legislature
will enact no laws this year likely to prove
more benetici.il to the state or more eco
nomical in the long run than the two you
have proposed." I could Ml column of
your paper Willi evidence to the same ef
fect, by men whose testimony as experts
would lie taken in any court of justice as
conclusive. Audi ask, can the state the
iHtinlc afford to Ignore surli testlmoiiv?
I am offering some excellent bargains in good, honest, well-made and desirable clothing for the season. A complete
stock of MenXBusiness and Dress Frock and Sack Suits, cheap. A complete stock of Boys' and Children's Schooland
Dress Su.ts, real bargains. A full line of elegant Overcoats at greatly reduced prices. Men's, Boys' and Children's
MECHANICS' OUTFITS, CHEAP.
The goods are fresh, and cannot be surpassed for style or fit. My stock is larqe and I know my prices are fullv
TEN PER CENT. CHEAPER. 3
qiialilUsl to judi:e are united in their milg
ment on this viLiI question, and not even a
considerate bearing can be had ti the leg
islature, trulv. the imiuedi.ite pnprct
seems not veiy hiqx-tul. Hut the true
triends of progress and of the schools must
never give up the ship until the needed leg- f
islallou -lull he obtained, and not even
flier too Varieties
of the puie-t and li-st toilet soaps made by
Colgate A Lo. I'.tsiniieie Bouquet the stan-1
The rexirted light lietwccn Italians and I
Abyssinian, at Masowah. is denied, while I
it is also stated that Italian reinforcements
are to go forward.
The reduction of internal revenue and
the taking oil of revenue from Proprie
tary Medicine, no doiitit has largely bene
fited the consumers, as well as relieving the
burden of home manufacturers. Eiecally
is this the eae with Urccn lityuX
h'ltivcr and Hwii German iruji. as
the reduction of thirty -six cents per dozen,
has been added to increase the size of the
Isittles containing these remedies,
thereby giving oni-tifth more medi
cine in the 73 cent size. The tnyit
Flower tor Dyiepla and Liver Complaint,
and the (lenitiin Siirup tor Cough and
Liverftroubles, have perhaps, the largest
sale of any other medicines i:i the worid.
The advantage of increased size of the
Ixittles will lie greatly appreciated by the
sick and afflicted, iu every town and vil
lage in civilized countries. Sample bottle
for io cents remain the ame size.
A Cauii. To all who are suffering from
errors and indiscretions of youth, nervous
weakness, early decay, loss of manhood,
etc., 1 will send a ri-ciie that will cure you,
free of charge. This great reimsiy w as ilis
covered by a missionary In Nuitli America.
Send self-addressed envelope to Kev. Joeph
T. Intnan, Station I), New York city.
The terms "Never despair" and "While
there's life there's bojie" are the mottoes ot
Dr. McMunn. Treats his natieiits to cure
I them, and uses without prejudice or regard
: for schools or "pathys" whatever will ac
complish that result A man of 25 years
j successful experience. Consultations in
I person or by mall free to all. Pennai.eatly
located at Springfield, O. Institute, Iabor
I atory and dispensary" at 111 South Market
' street Hours S a. m. to 9 p. m.
It is an acknowiedgtsl fact, by a multi
tude of exier!enced witnesses, that Dr.
Teague's Great Medicated Air Inhalent
Keiuedv will positively cure catarrh, asth
ma and ail bronchial and pulmonary affec
tions in almost every instance. No mode
of treatment so convenient or effectual- A
trial is sufficient to convince the most skep
tical of its wonderful merits. Call fir cir
culars. For sale byM. W. Webb & Co.,
Arcade drug store.
Jacob Yan Woert. of Stoekdate Junction.
Pa., was shot anil killed by his sixteen-year-old
. oro v c niood Elixir ia the onlv
'VV-'XX-A Blood Kemedy guaran
teed. It is a positive cure for Ulcere, Erup
tionsorSyphilitic Poisoning. It purifies the
whole system, and banishes all Ilheumatic
and Keuralgic pains. Ve guarantee it.
Frank 11. Coblentz, corner Market and
MartyH'i Commercial College,
313 Sixth street. Washington. 1). C., pro
vides practically ueful bun eis education.
No terms nor vacation. Students enter at
any time. Terms: Life scholarship, 540:
12 weeks" course, board, Ac , S73. Send
OH! MY BACK
Ktrrj itrtln or cold attsrkt Out -ink buk
tad nfsrlj prostrates yon.
Strengthen the Musclem
steadier the rTei
Knrlches the Blood. GlrrM New Vigor.
Dr. J. L. Myths, Fairfield, low, mfi-
Brown's Iron Bitter w the bet lrno medichw I
hive known In mr SO yetr' practice. I he found it
Bciallj beneficial in nerroon r physical eihaaxtmn.
and in all debilitating ailment that bear aoheatUy
on the ajrtem. Use it frrwlj in mr cmn family "
Ms. W. T. Bnowif, 37 Main St , CoTintn, Kj,
mth. "I waj completely broken down in bealth and
troubled with oains in my back. Urown'a Iron
Bitten entirely restored me to health.
Genuine haa abore Trade Maik and enwwed red line
on wrapper. Take no uiher. Made onlj by
UliOW.N I'llKMICALCU., HAL'l IMOKE, Mil.
Batchelor's Celebrated Hair Dye.
Beat in the war !
flume - Ke iaWt Ii.
tan lan rtu No Jiaap
puiiiltnttii. d rilknl..it
tloti , rrtnrd'r) the fi ft
fret of bd tie learrt
the Km- twO and beaatiCJ
BUek or Brown F.
pTanfttorjr ctrcnlart aerf
p"M'd in N-aled core
for nrpHcattni men.
tliwnnff thia pper Solt
by all drtifrc-itU Applied
by expert at
BtWcr's Wig Factory,
Vhnro riTVMTV in fallnc. Aral- 1)K IM1 .n.1
i:HAlM l.l)orln I'liEll 1 1 UU1 T.
I'ii tnav tinl a ivrft ami Tvtlahli urf tn th
FRENCH HOSPITAL REMEDIES
oriizlnatxl uy lrl. J 1, .N 4. I 1ALU of I'an!, Fraitr
Aduptl br all Kivnch Ph -U-Utus mimI Iwlnj rapully au
Tioi-rjnsfutfy lntnxl'irtl Imti. Ml ejkc nlnit lonit ana
draliu promptly rhetkeU. TUi:TIK inlnr new
papcrftndriK'tlK-alemiorwt'iiri'ritistc. ri:!.H Ctn"iitta
tloti (ot)uevr lie nutil) with li t-mliH-ot durtora KKKK
C1V1ALE AGENCY. No. 1 74 Fulton Street. New Ycrt
T perfect substitute lur Motner
Inraluabla In Chnlrn Infantum
and Teething. A predlaBtMl TboA tor Drs-
ratfact nntriant la an Waitlne Diseases.
jtaquiraa no oooKing. uur book. Tn. Gar.
and reed In of Infants, mallad free.
SOUSIR, OCIOOAUI a, CO.. 3oton. Uaaa.
OOR.3STEJR. IMIUST .AJSTD MARKET STS.
A Practically Perfect Preparation for Children's Complaints.
UNPAILISB SPECIFIC FOR LIVER DISEASE
SYMP T OIVlS : m mouth . tunu
cmtrd white or rot cred uitti ithrovwifur : jnlr
in the back. Mtttt or inliits- ofteu nustakei
for rhtruinatinni . 'onrMoMiiM h ; iiif im
tilt-; ttonirtiines nause:ior waterbrasli. or in i
liLesttuii . rt:itulfory and ;u-id eructations '
tmweis alternately costive ;int Ux . Ii-attmlir '
li ot MiemorT. with a painful sensation o
iMYinxf.'iilrd todosomethlnc which oil? lit t
hate been done: tlrhlhl; low spirits. :
thick. Him api'-amnre olihe sktn and ey1
.i dry cough, fever rettlessness: the urine !
scanty and high colored, ami. tl allowed t
stand, deposits a sediment.
Slii LID REGULATOR,
Neenerallsr usedln the South to arouse the
Torpid Lnertna healthy action.
It acts with extraordinary efficacy on the
AV EFFKCTI AI. SPECIFIC FOK
Malaria, Bowel Complaints,
Dyspepsia, Sick Headache,
Kidney Affections, Jaundice, '
Mental Depression, Colic. '
Endorsed by theuseot " MUlioimof bottles, :ta I
THE BEST FAMILYMEDICINE!
For Children, fur Ailult. and for the-Act-d.
Has our Z Stamp in red on Front of Wrapper.
J. H. ZEILII i CO.,
25 YEARS IN USE.
Tb Ortatot Medical Triumph of tha Age!
SYMPTOMS OF A
Ijoaaofnppeittet Dowel costive, i'aln la
the bear, with a dull aeniatloa In th
hack pawl. 1'aln under the ehonlder
Lladet FnllaeBs after eatioff, with adla
Incllnatlonto exertion of body or mind.
Irritability oftemper. Low plrlte with
a. reeling of harinff neglected aomedPty(
Wearloeest Dlzzlneas Fluttering at the
lie art Dote before the eyea, Headache
eTer the right eye. Iteatleaaneaa, with
fitful drenms. Highly colored Uriaev and
TUTTS PJLX.S are especially adapted
to gucb cues, one dose effects such a
change of feelingaa to tutonisli ttie sufferer.
They Inereaae (he Appetlte.and cause the
body to Take on Fleati.tba the lyitrm l
nonrUhe.l.mnd by theirTonlc Action on
pmdnrrd. Pr1cea.c. Warray Wt..nf.Y.
TUTT'S EXTRACT SAfiSAPARILLA
Kenovatej the ooly, makes healthy flesh,
strengthens the wrak, repairs the wates of
the system with pure blood nal hard miucle;
tones the dttous system, invigorates the
brain, am iiparts the vigor of manhood.
111. SoM by dnu-sti.
OPPM'K 44 Hirrwt.. V.w VoH"
Tb 05LY 40R.HCT mad that can b rtnrnt I.
' p-jrclaT aftr thrw iski Hr If not tour.
Jitry rvpwt,and It r refunded by wh--r. Mail
t artety of atylea and rrtrvm. Sold ty flrnt-clan
. rrwhrw bwar .f wtirtlilfti imitation
Kui-fca cruftt i aat Ha'b caisa on th box
Tlio Ifudlns: K3. Slum
of lln'UorM. MaUefftu'
bM nmti ha! perf-.t M mil
8Hj-?r io ftuo usually
for Ji and $6, ETery
pair wawantc.I Con.
'rrs, trillion a ice.
ThL Kreit at-m.tia for tlil elioc Ims be-n a am.
cltfntcuariitce'flls lellabltjtjr . to make the rub
llcfcttll bettertatiitled.we LaTeroadruchlniprove
mntth)iT thorerai be no qnrvtioatoourctalmof
uii.ioir :i(f .ne tn me wnrt'
W. L. DOUGLAS 32.50 SHOE.
for grnttt ntn ittrst cat, tt) lutlom vl t-lrc.ea
stock,, and .,aal. If not tapiior, to the $3 boa
aar rilsed by other firms. We invite a personal
loncti-n and rmnparton before parchaaliiff.
8 J aSIIOH FOK HOYS. Sarno itylet ai the
?3 ab-e. Lartluliy ana aaWtantlal) made.ftyllsQ
and Qiifqaalled a a school shoe. If toy of the
atiore cannot be had at your dealer's, wncfaddrtM
postal to W.L.loalaa, Brockton, Mass.
DTTT?Q Instant relief. Final cure In ten
ilUlJU- days, and neTer returns. "o porgo
aoialTe.no suppository. Sufferers wllllearn,
?Ji,-l,S.lp!Jl.medy FreJfeT WwiBf C.J,
UlfllHl n Mj9
O . 1. .
U!tJlcOflOt. ! V
... ,. .. . i si.nl i ttaai i ii-iiS.i & -t ... . ..... " - . , - .'!-. . - Tl n n ' I Tf sflTllTR
"T3EEE3 OLD -FfFTT.T A Tt r.-Fi t
. ONE PRICE CLOTHIER,
JDOHST'T BTJTST -OTJJft
UNTIL YOU SEE THE STOCK AT
GEO. 8. PL&TTENBURG'S
NEW STORE. 74 "W. MAIN ST.
Don't fail to stop in and see for yourself. Remember the
place, 74 West Main St., 1st door west of Wigwam.
GAS AND STEAM FITTERS,
PUMPS SEWER PIPE,
RUBBER HOSE, SEAM FITTERS' SUPPLIES, &c.
N'O. 2 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST
YalaxnM in anrr
" Ko torr af
jataoa.- u arVortt
Th? "OLD HOUSE." E.tabll.hfd IS40.
JOSEPH R.PEEBLES' SONS.
(toccth, I'ikp's Huildlno:, Cincinnati, O.
trar-rt 4.i IIO.QI' V tea la rif.aal pvkaca S I IK
.fht. Th Mftft. faJWt danrrd d4 pirni f Itti
Hla I Trs tbtjbli HotH r,b Ciimi aad Hutwspr
(.MM writ fr rhka' fUhrkie and carUca'arlicd prk lut.
a:naU W tb E?tcm and keoaanlsu
Pays Best !
WHEN PROPERLY CONE. !
I Wt AIM TO AND DO CIVC TO ALL.CUSTOMCXS,!
j Low t st Pmcts Prompt Transactions
i Judicious Selections Conspicuous Poji-'
TIONS-..CXPCRIENCCO ASSISTANCE UNBI.j
JASEO OPINIONS ANO CONriOENTIALStICE. J
tAovcRTtatMKNTa DittaMCD. Paoora Smewn ano I
I Et..ii. or CoT IK ant Nar.pcaa. t j
J FunNiaMto to RcaponaiaLC Pannta I
FREC or CHARGE.
j The H. P. Hubbard Co.,
! Succancrt to H. P. HUBBARD.
jjudicious idrsrtising igent. and Experts,;
traoi.na lo;i. lncorpontd 1885. i
! New Haven, Conn. !
J0" 200 Poi CTioaut or Liiuai;
J NiamnM," Sit Fun ea fnTO.
WANTED a Erentleman of enenrv. eynpHpni.
and acquaintance. In each county ot Ohio, as
Asent for Apjilecnte's Klectrlc llurglar
Alarm Slatting. Ko capital, but best of ref
erences required. Absolute control siren.
unexcelled opportunity tobulld up a lucrative
Electrical Hualness In connection. Cortva.
ciereiann r.iactric jlaltlns Co.,
Room 1, National Bank Botldlnz,
j il i
Threi Years off Arctic Servict.
TJ Bjr A. W. GREELT, XJut. 17. 8. Iraf.
r Corn's Lsdjr Franklin Br Eipdltlon or 18.1-4.
31m roii.,Xcyal8vo.trdX Stetl Portrait, orer ICO niuttratUnu 4
lit Qflaai Maps and Qkartu Sold orJf by StAtcrtpUon.
"BMaafal as! rkUr fillsd toIbom." Cincinnati Com'l Oatett.
FrafiMlf mutnted, tboudj with UtiIj 4riptJM." CUeaga
Tna DM hnportut vtrk paHliTx. M inui BMOtn." JUtfm
Ecrald. . .-
' A wdlmmda and walaosu oaa." 2T. T. An
M IaUrtiunf tram coTtxto aorar." JT. T. Strait.
a&Mf aatarr and aznlata.".-Jri 7L fotL.
Arrtia azf laratlca ha qnaW It ia trwm, nlaa tt
AictWantal Krazr Clir ud Tmrs. jj
Aii. CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, '
ITS Xla U, ClaaL.aU, r 7 Bra4raj-, if aw Y.rb,
Roomi 5 Jt 6. Mitchell Block.
S. Cor. Main and Market 3 1-
I urn or ackixo txith cirno
LIMBOCKER, S5 nC57 Arca.de. Prlnti
cr. EnzrsTcr and Fuhlonable StAtloner.
Weddlcx Eoodi and calllos eirds a special tj.
X oaaiKii Kins, nciia iiDiirAitit,
HOW. Main it.
A. OHOSS CO- inXDEItTAKEBS.
OOce and Wareroom. 46 VV. Main St.
Residence 192 W
.... .. W. H ajmina-ton treat.
Models earerally made and patterns properli
gated In all metals.
Lt&iiis or thi c l. nun t box's book
170 West Columbia, itreet.
General Book Binders and Blank Book Manu
17 S. Center it.
66 and 68 . rastatnston st.
parpM. 2f uCkl -riiirt
Kana tra fesira ma
Wm taaa S (!) ml
4 fcr laacrM4 &
cmlai' aixl prie 0 m.
TheuWuhboardi are made vita
ett boatd and best vmabers in tSe
wurld. For sale by all dwlars.
Take ne ether.
SACI.-VAW 31'F-O CO.,
1 iff 2HbK1I
I ixajala. I