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Waabiiioto. Julv 1. -Ohio:
Fair weather, eiwut rain at
like stations; slight changes
July 2, 1887.
A Word to the Wise
Every man of well-proportioned
figure, says a recent
New York paper, can go into
a ready-made clothing estab
lishment and buy a suit that
will fit tolerably well for little
money, lhere was a time I
when prices were not so rea
sonable, and the fit of the gar
ments not so satisfactory.
The ready-made business has
been carried to a degree of
perfection during the past few
years that has made bank
rupts of many custom tailors.
Deductions have been drawn
from experience, experiments
have been tried, and the
human figure has been so
carefully studied that an aver
age measurement has been
established whereby nine out
often men can be fitted to
Aiitsiiassui.il uiicLL icici-
ence to the course ol things
which has made the Wheil's
great prosperity that we need .'
not allude to it. We guaran- i11 iu - ' nn't say wh3t w the mo
tee a fit. Little shortcomings j uof President Cleveland iu issuing an
or angularities of figure are
remedied at our store, and we
send no one away with a suit
that doesn't "suit" him and on
which he cannot count in
every particular. Will dem
onstrate this to you at any
time. Come in and be
We are manufacturers as
well as retailers in Suits or
Overcoats, ready - made or
made to measure. We save
you an average of 25 per cent.
The same, too, on Furnishing
goods and Hats. Plain Fig
ures and One Price.
25 and 27 West Main Street.
Te aTOld cooking in hot weather,
we furnirh a choice line of
SARDINES IN OIL,
Sartiaee in Xustard,Brook Trout
ia Tomato 8auce, Salmon Steak.
PICIIIC IR SMOWICH MEATS :
DeTiled Ham, Tongue and
Chicken, Potted Hint and
Tongae; Lunch Ham.
BY TIITC BARUKL.
Jersey Cream Crackers,
New Packing of Olives,
IMsy Cream Salad Dressing.
J. M. HIUFFER,
j. j. Mccarty,
SI SOUTH LIMESTONE ST.,:
Presents a splendid Hue of Suit
lags tor Gentlemen's
SUITS and OVERCOATS
MADE TO ORDER.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
4V Boom-to Boeklngnm,i Building, orer-
T Morpar k Uro.'i Store-cr
Bp UlatUnUon tlven to the preiertlngo
SHERMAN AND BLAINE.
The Senator Denounces a Bogus Newspa
per Interriew and Says He and Blaine
Are Use Best of Friends.
The lErbrl FIk ttirlilent ami IU KfTrct on
the Coming CHtupnicn--('lrirlfin1 Will
Vr farles Wln'r- Itr Miuuhl
llit ltrn Ytry I'mitiou..
B? the Associated Pre s.
Pirrsui'ltri, July S.--Senator Sherman
passed through the city this morning en
route from Uie east to his home in Ohio.
In an interview he emphatically denied the
statements about Blaine, credited to him in
a New York Interview, published in this
morning's papers. Said he: "I was not
Interviewed In New York. What appears
in this morning's papers was manufactured.
I was in a room at the hotel where a num-
ler of gentlemen were talking about ltlaine.
but 1 was not interviewed. I never said
ltlaine was a candidate for the presidency
1 don't know whether he is a candidate or
not, and certainly would not make such a
statement unless I had known. Nor
did 1 bay an.Uhmg about his giving
himself up to literature. Mr. ltlaine and
I ate the best of friend, and it is unkind
to put words into my mouth that I ncier
uttered. Some politicians say he may not
haie the same element of support in New
York that he had during the last cam
paign." Is the rebel tlag question likely to In-re-
iVP) duriim llif next presMrntial cain-
"It will rise up during the next cam
pslgn, and will likely play an important
mer lor tne return ot tne nags, it may
have been carelessness, but it was a serious
question. 1 should have been handled very
ITiiutuallj Low AVlirnt Stek.
Minneapolis, July 2. There are yet
some :t,500,000 bushels of wheat In storeon
the lines of the Manitoba and Northern
Pacific road-, in Minnesota and Dakota,
outside of Minneaiolis, St. Paul and l)n
luth. About half of it belongs to Minneap
olis miller, the remainder to a few eleva
In the older sections a great ileal of
wheat has been carried over in late preced
ing yeaw. Fanners carrying it forward
made nothing by It, and this season they
have done the po-.itf. The granaries are
comparand) empty. There is but little
wheat iu store southwest of the Manitoba
lines. The prospect is that stocks iu the
Northwest will be lower than at the begin
ning t a new crop In several years.
j Cincinnati, July -i. I.aie last night
1 two fanners coming into the city found a
T i!"ld luull in flip mail tit-nr Irntnn hrlrli.u
over Clough creek, in the eastern part of
the city. They saw that he had been mur
dered by being shot through the breast, and
they aw the footprints of two men leading
into an adjoining corn field. Later the
body was identified as that of HarvevStone,
a farm hand eniplojed by Adam Young,
I lii-fnir ,m tnlla fartliwr it, tit., itnuit Clnnu
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had been sent with a team to the city, and
was returning when he was killed. Ills
horses were stopped at the toll-gate at 1:30
a. in. It Is not known yet what was the
motive for the murder.
Thlatueor thr Tear.
Wasii'i.ngtos. D. C, July 2. A state
ment prepared at the pension office shows
that during the last fiscal year there were
issued 112,8-tO pension certificates. Of this
number 55,194 were original cases, and 8.
45S were Mexican war claims, under the
act January of 29, 1SST. Ten thousand and
three were amputation cases, under the act
of August 0, 1SS0, and 32,107 were in
creased or accrued claims. This showing
is said to be the best ever made by the
Diatrouti Kxplotion of a Duller.
St. Loci. Mo., July 2. The boiler of
au engine driving a thrudiing machine on
t"ie farm of John Hark, near Mascoutah,
ill., a few niilei east of this city, exploded
jestcrday. John l'lob. engineer, was
blown s-eventy-five feet in the air and in
stantly killed. One of his legs was found
five hundred feet from the engine, ills
brother, William, had both legs broken.
Herman Lenkemeyer had an arm blown
off and Edward Schutler had a leg broken.
The thresher and two wagons were burned
and two fine horses killed.
Still Kultltllig Die Nrcroe.
Xr.w Yoiik, July 2. -A Columbia, S. C,
sjiecial says: lleports of the organization
of colored people in Greenville, Laurens
and Pickens counties, continue to pour in
and exaggerated stories of alarm of the
whites are circulated. A prominent farmer
of that region says: "it is not surprising
that the negroes should become dissatisfied
when they believe themselves to be system
atically robbed of their hard day-earned
wages, through the fanners furnishing sup
plies to them at exoibitant prices."
NATURAL CAS EXPLOSION.
Cation lnuranre Cnmpnnie a XrfMw of
PiTTsnuno, July 2. The extensive
window glass works of Stewart, Estbe Jt
Co. were totally destroyed by fire this
morning. Two stables and a number of
small frame buildings adjoining were also
consumed. The loss is estimated at $50,
ooo, fully insured. The fire was caused by
an explosion of natural gas. The works
had closed for summer.
Outride of a Prominent Oitlren of Sad.
SaniiisKV, ()., July 2.- George J. An
derson, of this city, committed suicide yes
terday morning while laboring under tem
porary aberration. He was warden of
Grace church, vice president ot the Third
National bank, president of the Masonic
Temple association and director of the
Good Samaritan hospital. He was a son of
a celebrated pioneer physician of the West
ern Kesene. lie leaves a wife and son.
Fokessian, Ind., July 2. A little cy
clone passed over tills place from the south
west yesterday. The side of Hess & Fores-
man's general store was stove In, and sev
eral buildings badly damaged. Ilain and
hail accompanied the wind. There was
great excitement, but nobody was hurt
A BOLD THIEF.
Wllllmii Ilackenburc .. Awny will.
Twiitj--Kie Uulliirn wlilrli Ilolrl
Cliri.lli- Mnil Ilroinl He I- Cnpturnl
Hlol tlie l(iite llei-nerril.
Tids morning Kobert Christie went Into
Joe Ciricb's saloon and, after calling for
what he wanted, put his hand In his waist
coat pocket to get some money. In with
drawing his lingers from the pocket ho
drew out a roll of hills, containing S3S two
tens and a rh e. William J lackenbnrg, who
was standing near, saw the bills fall to the
floor and stooping immediately, picked
them up and ran out of the saloon by the
back wav. He was seen to pick up the
bills by two or three persons.
Oflicer Wilson was iioti(icd of the theft,
and In a little while captured Hackenburg.
Taking him to John Oregon's liery stable
on north Market street he seaiched him,
but found nothing. Finally he told Ilack
enbere that he would have to remove his
clothes. To this Hackenberg objected vio
lently 'Teinn' thereupon threw him to
the floor as If he had been a child, and re
moved his trowsers for him. Secreted In
an undergarment the two ten dollar bills
were found. The live dollar bill had been
changed into silver and that was also
found, llackenburg was jailed on the
charge of larceny.
IN SLEEPY HOLLOW.
TliMi'lilleti-L-Coiiit-Sitit -John Iturk.
Iter OeU a Illtorre Other Colin llu.l
The Jury in the case of K. W. McMillen"
vs. Charles LeCompte. on trial jesterday,
brought ;ln a verdict for the defendant
The same cpiestions being involved in the
ea-e of K. W. McMillen v. Moses S. Wil
son, which was partially tried before Judge
White on Tuesday, the decision was also
rendered in favor of the defendant In this
ca-e. The case of Han ev J. l'acker et al.
was I"1: l:l,nes il- uee" vs'
lieo. lrietscn coniinueii oy consent:
Walter II. Lane vs. Isaac K.
Funderburg (two eases), in process of set
tlement through arbitration; (ieorge W.
Miller vs. Samuel Markwood et al., finding
of amount due, in trial.
Judge White this morning granted a di
vorce to John Iluckner f nun Mollie K. on the
grounds of adultery anil willful absence.
The judgment of the mayor's court was
affirmed in the case of William Montrose
vs. citv of Springfield.
The case of Fannie J. Watt vs. Alliert C.
Xeirus et al. was continued by agreement,
and that of James F. Ward et al. vs. Anna
C. Ward et al. was, by agreement, reas
signed for Thursday, July S.
Ah Otil Couple Who Lost Hl.l.OOO at
(irt-enilllr, I:trke fouut).
Mr. and Mrs. John Spade, an aged and
wealthy couple from Greenville. Darke
couity, aie the guests over Sunday, of
Detective John T. Xorris and family.
About a month ago, the house of .Mr. and
Mrs. Spade near Greenville, was entered
and robbed of 515,000 in cold cash. De
tective Norris was retained on the ctse and
has been employed In investigating it for a
week or more past. He has struck w hat
he regards an Important "lead" in the case
and says that there is a marked romance In
connection with the robbery ami that when
the arrest is made it will lie a profound
Mr. and Mrs. Spade are wealthy people,
but are much cast down over their loss.
They think a heap of Detective Xorris.
A Huimwiiy Itoy.
Marshal Hoach, of Ilellefontalne. yester
day afternoon requested Chief Ambrose to
arrest Krank Fowle. a 12-year-old boy who
had run away from home to this city. The
jiolice were instructed to keep a lookout
for the kld.-
The King and Queen.
Bi'CHAKEST, July 2. Letters of King
Milan, of Servla, to Queen Natalie are re
turned unopened to him. It is reported
that the queen will seek the advice of the
czar before consenting to allow the king to
obtain a divorce from her. It Is also re
ported that if King Milan does not obtain
an assurance from Austria of complete sup
port. Premier Itistics will be proclaimed
regent of Servia uutlt the crown prince,
who Is absent, and in custody of Queen
Natalie, reaches his majority.
New York -Alignment.
New Yokk, July 2. Melville C. Hoyn
ton and Frank W. Smith, composing the
firm or M. C. Boyuton. cloaks. Sixth Av
enue, made an assignment today for the
benefit of their creditors, to Eugene 11.
Thompson, with preferences amounting to
$13,000; liabilities 5100,000. The assets
are confined to stock of nominal value of
505,000 or 575,000.
A Strike In JSngluml.
Loxdox. July 2. A strike among
Bolton factory hands has reached
au active phase. The men
who went to Bolton to take the places of
the strikers quit work in a body today and
the firm closed its mills because of rioting
against it and threw 1,500 hands out of
work. None of these was connected with
the strikers. Today ten rioters were sent
to prison for a month.
Ilrewerlfw Ureu-ed In DrsSIolne.
Des Moixes. Iowa, July 2. The board
of supervisors today granted permits to
three breweries here to manufacture and
sell beer for lawful purioses. There have
been no open sales of the beverage by the
brewers since last January, when their per
mits expired, although the drug-stores have
driven a brisk trade in Milwaukee tiottled
TlieCtieen mid 50,000 Vottlllt.-erM.
Lo.vimx. July 2. The queen today re
viewed 50,000 London volunteers 111 front
of Buckingham palace. Thousands of peo
ple attended the re iew, and great enthusi
asm was manifested by them.
Mli-liael lAiltl to Stump sjrittlnnil and
Duiim.w July 2. Michael Davitt has
started to stump Scotland on the Irish
question. He will afterward go on a
stumping tour through Loudon and the
North ot England.
tlreatest Jtlnrtalily of t!i Vear.
New Yoiik, July 2. The mortafty in
the citv jesterday has lieen greater than on
any other day this year. One hundred and
seventy persons died, the greater number
from cholera infantum.
llrill-tli Naval Commander Minting.
New Yoiik, July 2. Commander ("has.
L'Estrange, or the British dispatch boat
Surprise, is missing.
I.awtoil '(let- There."
Vienn'A. July 2. General Lawtnn, the
new United States minister to Austria, has
Dr. W. W. Hall has removed his office to
72 east High street between Limestone and
Spring. Oflice hours: S to a a. in., 1 to :i
and 7 to 8 p. in.
AM ECCENTRIC PREACHER.
He Create a Aenatl" hj KxprelnK
III rolllirl Preference In n Trnjer.
For Hearly two years I'olice Court Clerk
Morrill has carried In his pocket-book a
clipping from the Washington correspon
dence of the CommcrcUU Gazette. It re
lates the story of the prayer delivered by
an eccentric person named Thomas, w ho.
a few days after President (.'let eland's
election, was invited to lead in prayer by
the Kev. M. Ilojil, of Ijtncaster. The
story, which is credited by the correspon
dent to Senator Carlisle, is as follows:
"A few months alter Cleveland's election
a clergyman named Thomas attended ser
vice In our church, and was desired to olfer
prayer. He made a beamiiuiappeai.wnicn
edified us till he came to this paragraph.
which 1 will repeat:
"Ob' Ixird, bless (Jrover Cleveland and
grant htm wisdom to execute his great trust
in a manner lienefkial to the people of this
country. Oh! Ixird. we would sooner the
republican candidate was elected, but bias.
much as It was Thy will that (Jrover
Cleveland was Thy choice, make him. we
pray Thee, a wise ruler oves Thy people
and Blaine can wait 4 years more! Oh!
Lord, punish thy servant. (Ieorge Hoadly,
governor of Ohio, for refusing to protect
the property of the coal operators In the
Hocking valley and for refusing to send
troops when requested to do so. He has
been, oh' Lord, unfaithful to his great
trust and lias brought great grief and
tribulation to, Thy people, and to law
abiding citleos. but, oh. Lord, thoucouldst
not expect an jthlng else from a renegade
gregation." said Senator Carlisle, ."of this
unique prSTtir."1' ins Impossible for me to
descrllK- the consternation which U.causert.'
SPRINGFIELD RIFtE TEAM.
l'r:ittee Mntrh of tlie Cluli on Friday
On Friday afternoon tlie regular practice
shoot of the Springlield Ilitle Team was
held at the club range, on l'errin's farm,
south of tlie city, ix members taking part
in the match. The shooting was some
what better thau usual, notwithstanding
tlie intense heat.
The shooting was at 200 yards, off-hand,
at a Hinman target Ten shots represent
a score. Followiug are the scores made:
Henry Crnlt. Jr , V) S7 SO
.I.E. Ferrin. .. 75 72 72
Jes. Trimmer . .... .drt SI tv
J. A. Stevens -. .51 81
ll.l'rott.Sr . SI SS
J.S.Lessner . 5a tt) 71
lnterefltiiiK Lecture )n the I.HuiiUa Aie.
Cliupel lj Ilet.Koliert Otiair.
Kev. Bobert Quatfe, who lived for a long
jieriod In I-oiidon, England, and worked as
a city missionary in that great city, lectured
on the "Lights and Shadows of London,"J
in the Congregational chapel, on Lagonda
avenue, on Friday evening, and gave a
very interesting and Instructive account of
the world's great metropolis and its mil
lions of people. We are. glad to hear that
Mr. Quaife Is to deliver tlie same lecture In
the city, and therefore refrain from giving
its points to our readers, tthat they may
have them fresh from the lecturer.
foil re Court.
In the police court yesterday afternoon
Judge Young disponed of tlie following
cases: O. M. Maine and Blanch Williams,
drunk and disorderly, 55 and costs each
Wm. Wiliett drunk. 55 and costs; O. J.
Edwards, obstructing the roadway, 52 and
costs; John King, disorderly, S5 and costs;
Fred Stephenson, petit larceny, recommen
dation that he be sent to the reform farm;
J. Barrlckman. disorderly, failed to appear
and his bail was declared forfeited. John
Cann and Frank Alfred, disorderly, and
Annie Conners and Nellie Hastings, loiter
ing, were dismissed.
A Daring I.lltle Koliber.
About 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon
white a crowd of small boys were playing
around the Italian fruit and knick-knack
stand, on the comer of Main and Market
streets, one of them suddenly grabbed a
huge cannon fire-crackei that was lying on
the stand artd ran with It east on Main
street followed by his companions. One of
the Italians pursued the boy, and as he was
gaining rapidly, the kid threw the fire
cracker into the gutter in front of Bakhaus's
drug store and escaped. The pursuit cre
ated considerable amusement on tlie street
Story of a Ticker.
Six years ago Tolice Court Clerk Morrill
purchased a watch of a jeweler In this city.
About a year afterward he sold It to a man
whom he has never seen since. Yesterday
he opened an envelope which contained the
bail of a man who had been arrested and
had failed to appear for trial. The bail
proved to be a watch, and strange as it
may appear. It was the same one which
Clerk Morrill had purchased and afterward
Au Iniuiritve Croud Kvperted.
As heretofere announced Kev. Dr. Wil
liam Runyan, of the Central M. E. church,
will, by request, deliver the sermon which
he delivered to the (1. A. it on Memorial
day, at Donnelsville tomorrow (Sunday)
afternoon at 3 o'clock. So large a crowd is
expected to be present that arrangements
have lieen made to have the sermon deliv
ered in the open air Instead of in the
3lis.louary society to lie Organized at
This evening Mrs. William Kunyan, Mrs.
William Kamsey, Miss I'enlield, of this
city, and Miss Clara Allen, of Xenia, will
go to New Carlisle, where, to
morrow, they will hold a meeting with a
view of organizing a Woman's Home Mis
sionary society of tlieM. E. church In New
Carlisle. Kunaway Mules.
Iist evening as the driver of a green
line street car was turning his team of
mules around at the terminus of the line on
south Limestone street the animals becom
ing frightened at soiuethiug, broke away
from tlie driver and irn for a considerable
distance south on Limestone. It was half
au hour before the animals were captured.
I'ubllr Installation untl Hanipiet.
The United Order of Honor of this cit
will give a public installation on next Mon
day evening,' at their hall, on Market street
after which Ice cream and cake will be
served free of charge. All the members
are invited to be there with their families
and invited friends and have a good time.
SIAtlon Ilouiie Slate.
The station house slate this morning
showed that the following arrests had been
made during the previous 21 hours: .Julia
Freeman and John Llbmore, disorderly
conduct; John Burns, drunk and disorderly,
and Kd Grofsby, John Dunigan and G.
Donnelly, on warrants.
Hold & Lyon, the people's purveyors, at
the corner of Main and Center streets, will
be open for business until 12 o'clock next
Monday, the Fourth, and will then take a
half holiday In celebrating.
FAST AND FINNY FUN.
"Cabriolet" Goes Fishing and Has Some
Adventures Probably Worth Ee-
lating in Type.
Th Art if "Play itiK FUh An Anl)U
of Hie iJojjgle-Kj A Young l.atlf
Cutrlim nu Alraly Cai-
A few days ago I met a friend of mine
who clerks in a dry goods store, and he
aiked me didn't I want to go fishing-.' 1 had
not been fishing yet this season, and 1 told
the counter irritant that 1 would go with
him, do a little plain fishing, and show him
that I was something on the acute angle
busluess. We set about at once to arrange
the details. He was to furnish the poles
and the Hues and I was to exscoriate the
face of the earth and draw from Its hiding
place the chocolate-colored and reluctant
worm. I was to furnish the bait which
the fish were designed to admire and ulti
mately get stuck upon.
Well, I entered Into the plan with almost
boyish enthusiasm, and we fixed the date
onthsspot. I longed to get at the river
and draw out a speckled beauty. Tlie last
time 1 had attempted to draw out-a speck
led beauty was when I was Irving to entice
a freeUe-faced country girl into conversa
tion at a church social. I wanted to be at
the fishing grounds and communicate with
tlie finny tribes. By the way, when 1 want
to attract the attention of a fish 1 simply
drop It a line.
The day we were to go was bright and
pleasant and 1 sashayed down to the depot
with an old peach-can full of worms, and a
hatket of lunch in case we had time to stop
and eat between bites. For a hot-weather
Joke, that goes.
1 met my friend at the dejiot according
to appointment and he had with him three
poles, a hamper of refreshencefi, three paper-back
novels, a box of tackle and his
sister. This latter was a surprise to me.
1 didn't know she was going. Women
won't do to take along when you go fishing.
They have their mouths open so much that
the fish teep theirs shut Women always
pull out i nibble before It has developed
Into a bit's, and spend much time in pitying
the poor worm, through the middle of
whose sj stem you insert the hook, froui
head to foot But I liked this girl pretty
well and she seemed so bent on going that I
wasn't saying a word.
The train yanked us out to Mad river in
very short order, and we alighted at a little
lonesome station in the midst of a bound
less oven ot climate. It didn't take long
to reach the fishing-ground, as they
called it although we did not
fish nearly as much on the ground as in the
water. Moisture is a great addition to a
fishing party, but I do not mean the kind
tiiat they bring out from thecity;with them.
I said 1 hoped these few Hues' would find
them at home, and then I proceeded at once
to go to fishing. 1 thought that If my friend
wanted his sister to angle, he could a sister
to thread a worm on the hook. For my
part, I got all ready, threw in, and then
dropped down ou.tlie bank with (he. air ot
a man 'who was bent on something. I al
most immediately rose again with the air
of a man who was on something bent, and
on examination, found that a bass hook Is
not a comfortable place to lest It was
like a thorn in my 3ide,or thereabouts. The
young lady laughed at me, and 1 made up
my mind if I didn't drop a fish-worm down
the oacK of lier necK Derore the day was
over, u wotim oe Decause i couldn't picK
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out a hsh-worm of the right sex. )
At last I got to iishing, and sat there onU -Trrtssame firm haTlll proTeSs of comple
tlie bank watching my cork bob up audition a large half-cottage and half-shaft
down in the water, the sjmrt of the ripples, monument of Quincy granite for the grave
I had the sinker on right lif Henry Gram, which, when completed
and everything was in its !ind In place, will add much to the beauty
place, out me nsn nau noi yet arrived.
Suddenly, mv cork began to act queer. It
looked like it was going to have a fit It
would start convulsively, like a man junii
ing in a dream, glare wildly around and
then pop under the water like it hail de
termined to commit suicide. In a second
or two it would sneak up to the surface,
kind of slow, and then drown Itself again.
It kept this up until 1 finally began to sus
pect that the river contained a bite and that
I had stumbled upon it Suddenly, my
cork weut below with a swish, and my line
went rushing out to the middle of the
stream like it preferred the opposite bank
to the one we had selected.
"You've got a fish," yelled my friend,
wildly, "play him! Play him! He's a
whopper, and you've got to play him!"
I answered that 1 would be pleased to
render a selection uion the fish, but that 1
never eoiiM play the scales.
"Play him," he implored me, with tears
in his voice; "you'ie got to do it to land
him. Mebbe he's a two-pound bass."
1 replied weakly that 1 never could play
in the bass clef. That settled him. He
made at me like a mad man, seized me by
tlie arm and began trotting me merrily up
and down the bank. I guess this was what
he meant by playing the fish, but It looked
to me a good deal like playing the fool.
Meanwhile my friend was uianifesting all
the symptoms of brain fever, except the
brain, lie chxsedmeup and down the
stream, hollowing "Play him" all tlie time,
until 1 had pants both above and below my
waist Every once in a while I would step
on m v left knee with my right foot anil fall
down, but the fish out there Iu the water
would wait for rue tilt I got up, and then
trot along beside me without ever losing
step. I might have been playing him for a
bass, but he was certainly playing me for a
At last I got mad and told my fool friend
that if he could call it square on the jicdes
triau match between me and the fish and
let me stand still a moment, 1 would land
the fish for him. He said that it had lieen
played enough anyway, he guessed, and so
I went to pull him out
He felt like lie weighed as much as a va
line full of bricks as 1 lifted him out of the
water, and my jKile bent nearly double. I
hev er saw a fish kick as much at leaving
home in my life. He Hopped so fast in the
air that he looked as big as a dog and I was
seriously considering the Idea of running.
1 didn't have time to do that, however, for
my friend, at that moment seized the pole
and gave It wild jert. This caused the lish
to rush landward like a. meteor, and it
slapped me dab in the features. It had
been fooling around the water and was yet
damp. It felt like being slapjK-d in the
face w ith a raw oyster. I have done some
pretty slick kissing In my time, but tills
was the slickest yet
I examined the fish with interest It
was about seven inches long, and seemed
to have some difficulty in getting its breath
in quantities of any account Nothing
could Induce me to eat a fish that had the
asthma like that one hail. It needed breath
by the quart and could only get it by the
gill. 1 pitied the poor thing, for 1 once
went swimming and tried to breathe under
water and they had to knead me every
hour for a long time before I unpacked the
water and other refreshments from iny
surcliarged lungs. The fish felt about the
same way, 1 recon, except on a smaller
scale. It was not a handsome fish. It was
what is known as a goggle-eye, and con
sisted principally of a wild luxuriance of
protrusive eye-ball, the rest bone. I have
analj-red a goggle-eye petal by petal, in my
time, and 1 swear he's a solid bone from the
back of his head to where, his tail adds
al ast final syllable to his person. Where
the brute keeps his vital organs, i can't
tell, unless In his mind or his eyes. A
goggle-eye is about as pretty as a hop-toad
and fully as nutritious as an almanac. lie
can look anybody out of countenance and
has a stony stare that the bravest goes
down before. I put goggy back Into the
Our lady member asked me If I didn't
think it would drown. I iointed to some
Alderneys across the road and told her if
she would go over and water the cows I
would stay and land the fish. She got
huffy and went
Then I proposed to ray frlnd that we
fish for bass. He said all right, but not
pleasantly. Up to this time he hadn't
caught anything but his sister pcematurely
In the lunch basket and he wasn't in a
good temper. After some exertion and a
lavish display of enunciated ankle. 1 suc
ceeded in catching a minnow by wading in
to the shallows, and put him on the hook
to entice the bass. My friend and 1 then
weut up the river a little ways to get some
more minnows, if possible. We were out
of sight of where I had set my pole.
I guess we hadn't lieen away longer than
ten minutes when we saw our lady friend
running toward us, shouting, gesticulating
and otherwise acting iu a variegated man
ner. As she got close I saw she had a fish
pole over her shoulder. She was clear out
of breath, her back hair was down and she
looked too tacky to me. I was scared.
She rushed up to me, literally precipitated
herself upon my bosom, and gasped:
"Oh--dear I'm Igulpl so out-of
breath. Look feulpl here 1- took
your pole -f gulp and- fished a- little
-while -and caught this fish. I like to
- -never got him landed though. Isn't
lie a beauty""
I looked. It was my poor "minny." I
showed the voung lady that the hook en
tered the fish's person at the opposite
end of the premises from the
mouth, and that consequently
She got mad and threw down the pole. 1
went over to the station and took the first
train home. I left both the other people
mad, but you bet your life I emptied them
fish-worms Into their lunch-basket before I
left. If they didn't discover them In the
vittles, in time, they stood with baited
breath the rest of the day.
A WORK OF ART.
A 3louument Krected to tlie Memory of
lr. Clokey A Gem Iu Sentiment and
Wfclje driving through FeriolitTopeeyen-4
representatrvp-wmnlireeWxI 4o a new atxr-
aaiipn monument, just erected by Messrs.
Fay f.t Forbes, to the memory of Kev.
Joseph Clokey, for many years pastor of
the United Presbyterian church here, and
remembered and beloved by every one in
Spriugfield. The monument Is located just
north of the Bookwalter mausoleum, and
at once attracts the attention of the visitor.
It is of the dark Qulncy granite and repre
sents the pulpit, behind which the reverend
doctor preached for so many years here,
with an open bible on the book rest It is
an exact representation ot the pulpit on an
enlarged scale, standing about five feet
eight inches high. The raised part of the
panels and brackets are all highly polished,
and the large plain surface In the rear, the
remaining surface is in the rough hammer
The family- name ".Clokey'ir-.b cut in
large raised polished letters on the front of
the book-rest, on top of the pulpit
The Idea Is that of Miss Mary Clokey,
daughter of the deceased, and does honor
to her heart and head. No one who knew
the doc'or can look upon the monument
and fall to have him brought back In vivid
recollections as he stood behind the same
desk. RJs well worth the " i nf irtr"n
II 10 MmilUy and
ei1lu; wnri- tn.i Luu-t
M thai pint uf n-lnmlT.
A Family in Destitute Clrcamstance
Searching for n Helatlve Who Has lle
This morning Mrs. Nannie Scott and four
children arrived in Springfield from Hoi.e-
welL Greenup county, Ky. Several weeks
ago her husband, who Is a carpenter, left
home In search of a location, promising to
return In a few days. Since that time his
family has seen or heard nothing of him
and Mrs. Scott was finally forced to the be
lief that her husband had deserted her and
The family was In destitute circumstan
ces, with no prospects of being able to ob
tain even the necessaries of life. Finally a
relative of Mrs. Scott, Mr. Frank Decker,
of this city, heard of the condition of the
family, and wrote to her to come with her
children to Springfield, sending her enough
to pay their railroad fare.
In response to that invitation Mrs. Scott
and the children are here, but thus far
they have been unable to find Mr. Decker.
There is one Frank Decker here, but he is
not the gentleman Mrs. Scott is looking
for and so far as Is known, no other person
by that name lives in the city. The family
is without a cent of mouey and are, indeed,
in a serious strait This morning Mrs.
Scott and her children were kindly given
their breakfast at Morrow's fruit store at
the corner of Market and High streets.
What they will do in the event ot Mr.
Decker not being found Is a matter for
A BAD CITIZEN IN LIMBO.
Ed. Wet, Worsted in a Scrap, Throws a
Stone Through a Street Car Narroir
Kocnpe of Three Children.
Abcut half-past 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon Ed. West one of the notorious toughs
of the city, boarded green line street car No.
lO.somewhere on Limestone street and rode
to the corner of Market and High. There
be wanted to leave the car from the front
but the drive. Jack Lamme, told him that
he would have to get off at the rr plat
form. This angered-'West and as the driv
er persisted In his refusal to allow him to
step off tlie front platform, he struck him.
The big bully had, however, waked up
the wrong passenger, and an instant later
West found himself rooting up High street,
from the effect of a couple of judiciously
planted blows from the driver.
West then picked up a stone weighing
three or four pounds and hurled It viciously
at the driver. The mlsnile went wide of its
mark and whizzed through the windows on
both sides of the car, narrowly missing
three children who were sitting In the car.
lie then took to his heels, but was captured
in a few minutes by Officer Nicklas, who
happened to be near at the time. Officer
Furnlss, on whose beat the trouble occurred,
soon arrived, and taking charge ot the
prisoner, locked him up. A charge of as
sault has been placed against West and it
is very probable that he will get a heavy
Third English. Lutheran Church.
A Third English Lutheran congregation
will be organized at the house of Mrs. Bil
low, on Southern avenue, tomorrow, at 3
o'clock p. iu.
At the Palace on the Fourth. Call in and
BEGINNING JUNE 30.
4 At SO Limestone,
Commence their semi-annual Clearance
Sale by a .Special Sale of
Sateens. Game Ginghams, White
Goods, Batists, Lawns and Summer
Dress G&ods, all at exactly and posi
tively ONE-HALF former price.
Lengths, one to eight yards.
BARGAINS IN PARASOLS
At greatly reduced prices. Bargains
In Hosiery ; look at our line for 25c.,
full recular made hoe. worth 40 cents.
Bespectf ully requests you to remember that
it will deliver Invitations forTeas, Dinners,
Parties or Weddings. Fine Cards or Circu
lars advertising Openings, etc., more
promptly and for less money than It will
cost you by inaiL
Messengers constantly on hand and
ready for duty at a moment's notice.
NOR SCHEMING AT
10 BLACK'S OPERA HOUSE.
Fresh with Shells.
Kennedy Soda Wafers.
" Oat Meal Wafers.
" Uraham Wafers.
" Vaailla Saaps.
" Ginger Saaps;
Langdon Ural Creams.
We keep the
Best 5c Clear in the World.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.,
S3 AXD S4 EAST HIGH 9TRCBT,
Prompt Free Delivery. Telephone 43;
21 SOUTH CENTER STBEET.
The dyeing, cleaning, repair! ug and preM
InEOt Ladlei' and UentV Uarmenta a ipee
lalty. Tue oal j place In the city to have Lae
Curtain cleaned properlf. All war war
ranted. UMPIOH CITY BATH BOOHS
The FINEST and CLEANKST lath Clw-
Dr. Levitt E. Custer,
Preservation ot natural teeth by latest ap
proved methods, strictly flnt-dasa work
33 K. IllghSt., oTerStrilej' Qroiy.
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