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Sketches of Life in Springfield as Noted
by an Observer from Day
What the Xncrcloprdla Hrltanlca Says of
Springfield Did lha Inventor of the
Drain Drill Die In the Poor Iloune ?
-How Bprlngtield Is Interested
In the Cyclone Pulveriser
Magnolia Blossoms In
Sprlugtlsld Why Not
Ins In Sprlng
field A Lone
I .had the cariosity the other day- to see
what the great new encyclopedia, Brltan
Jea, has to say about Springfield, Ohio.
This work It, ot course, the leading work
of reference in Great Britian, and is the
source to which any bold Britisher would
naturally turn if he were anxious to find
out anything about us. Here we are of the
latest volume, corrected up to 18S7, as
"SnrlueBeld. a city of the United States.
county seat ot Clark county, Ohio, lies at
the confluence of Mad river and Lagonda
creek (sub-tribntarles of the Ohio, through
the Miami), 84 miles northeast of Cincin
nati. It has a large trade In the agricultur
al produce of the fertile and populous dis
trict in which it is pieasanuy situated ana
is the seat of a very large manufactory of
agricultural machinery, which turns out
75:003 rearers and mowers per annum, be
sides grain drills, steam engines, cider
mills and a great variety or articles, in
1870 the population of the city was 12,652.
in 1SS0 20.730 (township) 21.455, and 33,
481 in 1SS0. Among the publ'c institutions
are Wittenberg college (Luibfau) founded
In 1S45. and a sn-Ml public Jlu.-ary."
There Is not much of this notice, but
what there is is quite flattering, and fair
enough. The best point in it is the fact
that they got in the result of our very latest
census in 1SS6 when we discovered that we
have nearly 34,000 people. In the opinion
of the world it is population which counts,
and these figures will be of great advantage
to Springfield in this, the leading work of
reference In Great Britain. The last com
plete edition of the American encyclopedia
was published some years ago
fore our latest census. Its account of
Springfield left us straggling along with
20,000 population. Let us hope that for
the next American encyclopedia we shall
have a population of 50,000 to report.
It Is said that Ex-Mayor James Goodwin
is doing very well at San Diego. The bot
tom has fallen out ot the crazy real estate
boom. It Is true, but Jim seems to have
stepped Into an extensive and lucrative law
practice from the start. When first he
reached San Diego he formed a partnership,
but it was not long before he disolved It,
and he is now alone, lie Is confident that
the place has a great future.
Mr. AL Kunkle has decided not to leave
Springfield to settle among the balmy
orange groves ot San Diego, as he contem
plated some time ago.
The American small boy, or, to speak
more technically, the American "kid," is
about as imitative as the Brazilian ape.
Ever since the parachute fiend dropped
onto us from the deep blue sky the small
boys have had their heads full of para
chute". They are made as follows: A
piece of string is tied to each corner of a
handkerchief; the ends of the pieces of
string are then tied together, and a stone is
tied to the knot thus formed. The whole
contrivance is then hurled into tke
air as high as the strength of the
small boy will send It. The stone
being heaviest takes the lead in falling, the
handkerchief spreads out, and down sails
the whole affair, making as pretty a little
paracbutte as one would wish to see. The
school yards have been full of these toys
for the past few weeks, and mothers who
have missed handkerchief, dish-towels,
etc., had best look In the air for them.
"If Springfield fails to obtain natural
gas, would It not be well for the manu
facturers here to be looking after the
cyclone pulverizer," said a well known me
chanic In this city the otner day. "i pre
sume yon know the history of the cyclone
pulverizer. Two brothers sat on a rail
fence in Illinois a year or so ago and
watched the terriflc black balloon
like form ot a tornado, as
it swept madly along the prairie
towards them. These brothers seemed
to be different from ordinary mor
tals, and Instead of rushing for the nearest
cellar or muskrat hole in which to crawl
and escape the tornado's fury, thty sat still
and watched the approach of the demon of
the air. One of the brothers was a me
chanical genius. The dreadful spiral col
umn of funereal black, licking up forests,
fences and houses like some monstrous
throat, bad no terror for him. lie saw
only the mechanical principle Involved.
There, amid the awful whirr of the tem
pest, with the air full of flying limbs and
shattered buildings, the valuable Invention
known as the cyclone pulverizer, had its
birth in this young man's brain. His
idea was that currents of air pro
duced bymecbanlcal means on the
exact principle of the tornado would
prove of immense utility as a pulverizing
agent. A test was made and model ma
chines completed. The whirling currents
of air acted as a more powerful pulverizer
than any which could be devised on the
The invention promises to be one of the
most valuable of the century. Coal thrown
into the cyclone pulverizer is pulverized
into Impalpable dust so fine that it burns
almost without ashes, and almost as perfect
as petroleum or gas. If the man who
makes two blades of grass grow where one
grew before he Is a benefactor of his race,
surely the inventor of this machine must be
benefactor, for It is said that one ton of
coal reduced to dust by this pulverizer wilt
do the work of two in lump form. The
energy of the machine Is so enormous that
it is said that rock or iron ore throne into
the machine is reduced to dust in a few sec
onds. Slag from iron furnaces, long be
lieved to be useless, has been made the
bases of superior paint after being pulver
ized by the machine.
There Is no better way to make a thous
and dollars than to save it, and it this ma
chine will do what is claimed, it is
worth looking after by the the Springfield
manufacturers, whose coal bills now runs
into the tens of thousands yearly. Such a
machine would solve the cheap fuel ques
tion for Springfield at one stroke.
Everybody remembers Fred Weigle, who
played "Joe" in the "Drummer Boy,"
given in Springfield this season, and who
travels from town to town putting the piece
on the stage. He seems to have gotten
into trouble about the copyright of the
play. The following Is from a Cleveland
The widow or samnei j. juuscroic, wno
ite the Dlay entitled "TheDrummpr Boy
Shiloh." has sued F. Weigle In the United
ttes courts, asking that he be enjoined
producing the piece and for whatever
other relief the court considers due her.
She avers that Weigle has been producing
the play in Columbus, Dayton and other
Ohio cities, and that he bad no right to do
so without permission, since Muscroft copy
righted the original in 8C7, and the only
revision in '70."
How Is this? An exchange says: "The
Inventor of the two wheel grain drill,
which Is In such general use throughout
the west, died not loug ago in a poor
The manufacturers of grain drills. seem to
be the ones who get rich, at least in this
part of the country. However, It is very
doubtful whether the above item Is true.
Great inventors "dying in the poor house"
has become as much of a chestnut as
"Wsshlngton's body servant" Items. The
inventor of the paper collar has died in ev
ery poor house from Maine to California
during the past few monthsrand still dies
every few weeks always In the poor bouse.
It Is the same way with the Inventors of
other useful articles. .Newspaper para
graphers seem to take a fiendish delight in
describing them as wretched paupers,
breathing their last in tho poor house,
while the manufacturers of their inven
ts is are rolling in wealth, naif the time
tbeie Is no truth in it
Mr. Prngh tells me that be was a good
deal disappointed at the way the People's
theater panned out, He said: "I engaged
several troupes who gave really meritorious
performances. Some cost me as high as
S250 per week in salaries. It was not ap
preciated by the public, and notwithstand
ing the cheap prices of admission, we fre
quently failed to make more than bare ex
penses. The shows we did best on finan
cially were those which bad the least merit
and which cost us the least I have not yet
decided whether to open the People's next
season or not It seems as If a live manu
facturing town like Springfield ought to
support such a theater."
The contractor who put the fence around
the new government building must have
spent considerable time in picking out
boards without any knot holes In them. It
Is almost Impossible to find an opening In
the fence large enough to see what prog'
ress is being made on the building. It is
wore than a fence around a base ball
grounds. It Is funi-r to see people passing
by the government building and hunting
along the fence tor a wido crack through
which to obtain a peep. 1 was lucky
enough to get a gllmp&e of the building the
other day. The foundation is all In, and
work is going on bravely on the stone-work
of the first story. The stone-work Is very
beautiful, and gives promise tbat the build
will be a fine piece of architecture when
Mrs. Hlbschman, of this city, was show
ing her friends two superb magnolia flow
ers in full bloom the other day. She stated
that she purchased them from a fruit deal
er in this city, who has the buds plucked in
the south when lust ready to open, and
shipped to him. One of these buds kept in
warm water lor two or threedays will open
in that time, and the flowers will have all
the beauty and fragrance of those which
bloom on the tree. Quite a number ot the
blossoms are sold around town. There Is
no more beautiful or more fragrant flower
in the world than the magnolia, and one
makes a handsome bouqnet besides.
Mr. Elbert Finch, the popular shoemaker
ot this city, says that a shoe factory in
Springfield would pay, and would do a
good business from the start, if sufficient
capital was put in to run it in good shape.
He says tbat if he had the capital he would
start such a factory at once. Mr. Finch s
a thorough shoemaker, and employs three
or four men now In his custom
manufacturing and repairing business.
Why would It not be a good
Idea for some Springfield capitalist to come
to his aid and furnish capital to run the
factory. Cincinnati manufactures enor
mous quantities of shoes. It could be done
here just as cheaply. It the business of
shoe manufacturing could only be well
started in Springfield, It would not be long
before It would assume Immense propor
tions. Mr. Lowery Jackson, a brilliant young
lawyer of Cincinnati, who was formerly a
student in the office of Hon. Geo. Spence,
of this city, was in this city last Tuesday
on law business.
The driver of Eaton's express, which
conveys passengers to the Erie depot
west of town, probably has as lonely rides
as any one in the city. He attends all the
night trains, and there are very few nights
when he does not drive through the lonely
covered bridges over Mad river on west
Main street ue said the other night:
"I always go armed and have never yet
been stopped. I sometimes see men in
those bridges, however, at 1 and 2 o clock
in the morning. A few evenings ago I was
coming in from the night train. It was
after midnight and I had several passen
gers. We were going through one of the
long bridges, when suddenly a lady passen
ger said: 'Driver, look out there's three
men going to seize the horses' head.' Sure
enough just ahead ot us in the bridge were
three men. If they had Intended to stop
us they thought better of it, however, as
they drew back in the shadow and failed to
come out 1 do not see hew anyone would
be lounging around the bridge at that hour
of the night for a good purpose. However?
I am always armed and never expect to
have any trouble."
It is astonishing how the growth of the
wine business and vineyards In southern
California has reduced the price of wins all
over the country. Ot the ordinary kinds
of wine very little Imported wine Is sold.
Springfield liquor dealers import the beat
quality of California claret or port the
pure juice ot the grape and unadulterated,
for twenty cents a pint Double that price
was universally paid at retail for imported
wine of poorer quality a few years ago.
A bottle of lubricating petroleum In Hon.
J. E. Mower's law office attracts much at
tention, from the fact that it was produced
by a Clark county oil well. Oil and gas
have now been found in small quantities
near Springfield, and there is very little
doubt that if we knew just where to bore,
good wells of both oil and gas might be dis
covered In this county. Mr. Mower has not
yet given up hope, and his company are
still working on the weus. kamblek.
ADVANTAGES OF CAS COOKING.
The Gas Store Very Popular and ae Cheap
ae Any Other Investlg ate Them by all
Call at the Gas office and examine the
great variety of gas cooking stoves just re
ceived, which are being sold at factory
prices. Ko charge fur setting. Guaran
teed to do the work to perfection, as cheap
as any other stove, if the gas be properly
burned and carefully used.
Volapuk, the new universal language
puts it "slm-plyel-egant" to tell the whole
story of Harris's Green Seal cigar, to be
had at Lagonda house comer, three for a
quarter. Better try a box of fifty to keep
Lace Curtains. Get them done np in
the finest style at Marshall's Home Laun
dry, 10 and 12 west High street
Tea-tinted lace is soft, and goes with any
JEKYLL, HYDE & CO.
"Cabriolet's" Dispassionate Eeviaw of a
Eemarkably Good Flay, Written by
Himself That is, the Review.
A Personal Metamorphosis The Jlbberlng
Hyde, the Calm Jekyll, theBnehalned
Audience Tho Grand Finale
Last night I attended a show by the
name of "Dr. JekyU aid Mr. Hyde." One
1 man were both of them. The piece differs
In many points of similarity from that old
but first-class Shakspearean skit, "Comedy
ot Errors," and from tbat bright dime-mu
seum cantata, the Siamese twins. Dr,
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are two distinct Indi
viduals, but make use of the same lungs
and linger within the limits of the same
It is a remarkable story, full of gloom,
hisses, snarls and throb. The audience
never feels quite sure that it is not going
into hysterics until the curtain Is let hang
down at the end of the last act and the
orchestra celebrates the scene of horror
just depleted by that soulful dirge, "Biddy
People who are not acquainted, by pe
rusal, with Dr. Jekyll, and his business
associate, Mr. Hyde, or were not present at
the show last night, will be In
terested if I give a clear, suc
cinct account ot tho piece, which
is a dramatization of Stephenson's famous
and furious novel ef the same name. Dr.
Jekyll Is a benevolent middle aged physi
cian ot large practice and an oraee full ot
samples leg?, arms, necks, etc, that he has
whittled off of people in tno dreamy pro
cess of surgery. All these taecimen cop
ies of deceased or fractional 'Citizens are
kepi in pure alcohol, and so far from being
cast down, are in the best oi spirits. Dr.
Jekyll is a thoughtful man, and keeps up
with the procession. He has a high, pale
brow, good clothes and an air that comes
from regular meats, and 10 anxiety
about the meteoric approach ot rent day
with nothing in the sinking fund
but the heart of the tenant The
doctor Is not satisfied with himself. He
wouldn't have cared If he had been twins,
but In the absence ot the requisite number
ot blmselves to become plural, he does the
next beet thing, of which more later on.
One day Dr. Jekyll was in his labratory,
revolving in his mind the relation ot the
moon's attraction to the prevalence of
eczema. The doctor was a thoughtful man
who used his thinker for something
loftier and more noble than a place ot
repose for his silk hat It was In
this mood that he Inadvertently mixed to
gether some salve used to rub the optic
nerve with, and a balsam preparation made
to ameliorate the lungs. The two effer
vesced, and feeling thirsty, he quaffed It
off. The Doctor was a quafflst from clear
up the valley, and he knew what he was
about The effect was remarkable. Any
body who has ever drank soda water, and
had It sigh np from the cellar and hit him
a knock tn the nose and almost lift off the
Hd of bis head, can know how the Doctor
felt In a moment a great transformation
set in. His clothes commenced to fit htm with
difficulty and hesitation. His face grew
drawn, cold and devilish, like a landlord's
when a tenant suggests a new hoop around
the rain-water barrel. His hands became
claws, his hair grew long, matted and un
kempt and It wouldn't stay kempt any more.
His eyes looked like coals of fire and would
sin till late at night He became deformed
like a monkey a hideous, snarling, hissing
incarnation of deviltry, such as one would
hate to meet on the shady side
ot the street He looked as much like a
night mare as was possible, considering the
hopeless disparity of sexes. He looked like
a fiend who would poke beans Into a baby's
ears and then refuse tn teach it the deaf
and dumb alphabet He was a washpanf ui
of mad rats.
Br. Jekyll was pleased with the change.
He had been good and benevolent and in
nocuous so long tbat the words of the song.
Will you love me when 1 mould," bad
commenced to ring through bis bead un
pleasantly. Consequently he was pleased
when he found be could turn himself into
Mr.Hydeand go out with the boys and raise
blooming hades on the fertile soli of dissi
pation and paint the town so red that it
lit up the whole congressional district till
you could hear a pin drop. He got to tak
ing this drag quite frequently, and for Dr.
JekyU to be turned Into Mr. Hyde was
almost as remarkable as to see a
cow turned into a barn. Itwas interesting
to see the good Dr. Jekyll take a little
something out ot a bottle and come out that
shrieking, monstrous anathema on man
kindHyde without the use of red fire or
The most curious transformation the
most startling, vivid and appalling of all
was the change in the doctor's clothes. As
Dr. Jekyll he was a well-dressed profes
sional man. When he became Mr. Hyde
his plug hat commenced to manifest
symptoms of paralysis and neuralgia. It
shrank, shivered, cowered and trembled and
finally became a battered old Stetson that
a goat wouldn't chew In an alley. His
Prince Albert coat which was of the shiny
variety, consequent upon much sitting
down, trembled, contracted and accum
ulated a sudden accession of grease
spots, as though Mr. Hyde was
the head waiter In a soap
factory. The dmg seemed to permeate the
clothing through the pores to the Hyde.
This remark has no files buzzing in Its vi
cinity. Mr. Hyde was not a valuable acquisition
to any voting precinct It was his habit to
go slinking around, his hands clinched and
his form bent in the shape of an italic
S, snarling, snapping and hissing like
the offspring of a dissolute snake and
a laxly-moral goose. When he met a child
on the street he knocked him down and
calmly walked on him, till the child was
dead and its hair mussed. He finally mur
dered the father of .the girl with whom his
better half, Dr. JekyU, was in love, by
pounding him in the gray hair with a cane
belonging to Dr. JekyU.
The dramatization of the play has added
a good deal to it I don't know much
about dramatization. I attempted once to
dramatize the multiplication table with such
very poor success, that I abandoned it and
turned my attention to a stage version ot
the conjugation of English verbs.
Well, JekyU got to taking so much of
the mixture that his system got innocu
lated with it and he would drift
off Into Mr. Hyde without meaning to or
giving the signal for the property-man to
lower the gas. Once when he was talking
to his best girl and arranging for a church
social he merged off into Mr. Hyde and
scared the luminous contents out ot the
girl. He then seized her by the waist and
told her that he had dropped in on his way
down town to assassinate her severely.
The girl screamed and told him to unhand
her villain or she would go in and consult
her parents. The curtain came down at
this point, shutting the girl's scream from
the sight of the audience.
When the democrats polled the ward a
couple of months later and missed the old
man which the pseudo-JekyU and semi
Hyde had killed, the police heard of
the homicide and commenced to
confer as to the advisability oflsoklng
the case up and bringing reproach
amf gossip upon the criminal. A detective,
with baggy pants and a dark-lantern, com
menced looking for H)de, and had that
citizen so closely cornered that he had to
drink his mixture backwards and become
Dr. Jekyll. This was an Interesting eight
and moved the audience greatly some of
thorn clear to the sidewalk. Many did not
The wind-up of the piece adds a last final
touch to the geese-bump department of the
audience's spine. Dr. Jekyll has shut him
self un In his laboratory, for the reason
J tnat he xsas run out of his great American
Person-Shifter and Tranamogrifier, and has
had a relapse Into Mr. llyde. He sends all
over London and clear to Columbus for
some of the original stuff with which he
was want to shift his personal scenery, but
cannot get it Ills servants hear the scream'
lng, maniacal monkey In the labratory, and
think the doctor has been foully dealt with
handful of small cards and that his assassin
Is stiU lingering on the premises. Jekyll
finally realizes that the power of the
original batch of drags he had
had, was due to adulteration, and
that the pure stuff wouldn't have any more
effect than the par-boiled essence of sun-
bonnet lie takes the last ot the do-good
he has. Interviews his girl, tells her he will
meet her In the saccharine contiguously.
tells her to sneak, and then bids good-bye
to Jekyll forever. A moment later be is
the gibbering demon again, with rolling
eyes and the usual symptons of contem
plated suls-Hyde. He rages, screams.sntrL,
curses. His friends and servants break In
time to see him give the cue to the orches
tra for fuzzy music and die as Mr. Hyde.
He Is covered with a black tarpaulin just as
a scream palpitates through the house and
bis girl rushes In. She sees the black heap
on toe sola and yanks on the covering.
instead of the contorted vis
age of the demon Hyde she
sees the peaceful mug of Dr. JekyU trans
formed Dack into himself in death.
It Is supposed by the audience that while
he was covered by the tarpaulin, the actor
was dampenihg his bangs with rain-water
from his salivary glands, catting his nails,
shaking down his pants and untangling
some of the snarl In his voice for the final
tableau. This Is the end ot Dr. Freckle
and Mr. Snide. Cabriolet.
TREES REMOVED AND RESET.
YValgand Son Are In the Business, and
Are Terr Successful In Besetting Shade
Shade trees and surubbery of all kinds
are carefully and successfully removed by
waigand &son. So. 21 north Market
street They claim to remove and reset
trees of all sizes and guarantee them
to live and grow. Tber have made
several successful removals and have not
lost a single tree. If the work Is not satls
tory In every particular this firm stands
ready to remove and reset again nntU the
patron Is well and thoroughly pleased. Call
on or address Walgaud & Son, No. 24 north
Market street They respectfully refer you
to B. Hollo way, James Dalley, John Ster-
rett T. k. llarwood and Tbeo. Troupe, all
having had work done and stand ready to
spear tor it.
Something; About Sealskins.
Ladles who have sealskin or other fur
garments which they expect to have re
paired or remodeled for next season should
communicate at once with A. E. Burkhardt
k Co., of Cincinnati, O. This famous es
tablishment has secured from the center of
fashion Paris the most noted designer of
original styles in ladles' outer garments,
and have now ready their exclusive models
for next season's fashions in furs. They
have also enlarged and reorganized their
factories, so that they are already fully
prepared for executing orders. They can
now repair and remodel sealskin garments
at much less cost than during the fall and
winter, and wUl then give free guaranteed
storage to remodeled garments during the
summer months. As It is injurious to both
the durability and color of sealskins to wear
them In the April sunshine, ladles should
at once make arrangements for having
them stored, and. by baring them remod
eled now, they can also secure at less cost
the new shapes A. E. Burkhardt & Co. will
offer next winter.
Governor Ames, of Massachusetts, has
joined the Open Air Athletic society of the
Toung Men's Christlon association.
Zf Tou Fear an Attack
Of fever and ague, or bilious remittent fe
ver, don't resort to quinine, a cumulative
and pernicious drag that has ruined many
constitutions. Use without delay a rem
edy which the leading physicians of Amer
ica have recommended for over thirty years
past Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. Dumb
ague and ague cake, no less than the ac
tively febrile forms of malarial disease, are
promptly relieved and ultimately uprooted
by It In the tropics, where febrile com
plaints of this sort are more virulent than
In the temperate zone, Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters has established a reputation for pre
ventive and remedial efficacy which compe
tition has not been able to affect prejndl
cally nay, has even served to strengthen.
Disorders of the stomach and bowels, par
ticularly those to which malaria gives rise,
are speedily relieved by it Kidney com
plaints, rheumatism, nervousness and
sleeplessness, sick headache and constipa
tion yield to It Appetite and sleep are
both Improved by it
ADVANTAGES OF CAS COOKINC.
The Gas Stove Tery Popular and as Cheap
as Any Other Investigate Them by all
Call at the Gas office and examine the
great variety of gas cooking stoves just re
ceived, which are being sold at factory
prices. Xo charge for setting. Guaran
tied to do the work to perfection, as cheap
as any other store. If the gas be properly
burned and carefully used.
Only Temporarily Fluent
It Is not true that Demosthenes perma
nently cured himself of stammering by
stepping on a piece of soap one night as
he was going down the cellar stairs to Sx
the farnace In the dark. It afforded him
only temporary relief. Somerrille Jour
nal. Things grow worse and worse in Russia.
The latest outrage was at a concert In St
Petersburg, where two selections were
played by forty eight pianists upoa
tweny four grand pianos.
The word Birmingham, so common tit
naming town and cities, is composed of
three words, which together mean "the
hill which Is the, borne of the broom," a
small English tree.
Follow the crowd to Carman's auction
rooms tonight at 7:30.
A STORY OF EDEN.
lasoneforgotJw) chronicle of old
This story I hen read.
And 1 hsre beard It said
Bosettt wept when be bad beard tt told:
Wheo Ere from Eden rorced bad turned bo bus
To pity them Inclined
Ood made wltaln bar mind
Grow dim the memory or tbat bllAful place.
Then during many after days or toU
Children of earth were born
Who knew not of tbat mom
Before In sweat tbej learned to till the son.
They were content contented with their lot
Born to return to Cuss,
They lived, as De they mutt,
Contented, for of Eden they knew not.
Thus God with merry tempered what seemed hat,
So that men Knowing not
Their former blissful lot
They should not utterly be desolate.
But after many yrars a child was bore,
A child unlike the rest;
And when unto ner breast
St pressed It, then she wept, a child forlorn.
-Better." the said, -this child were ta Its grave.
For In bis longing eyes
Glimpses of paradise
And long forgotten trees of Eden ware."
And everlasting Is our mother's pain.
For oft at ere or mora
Some poet child Is born
Who bears those sounds of Eden once agam.
A Very Painful "Breaking Out."
The New England deacon of thb olden
time was gifted with piety, good sense
and an epigrammatic way of speaking.
In the Traditions of the Bellows Family
mention Is made of a Deacon Foster, of
Walpole, who proposed to an aged widow
by offering "to go the rest of the way to
heaven with her. The offer was accepted.
One morning he rodo up to the door of
a lady in great baste, and told her that a
neighbor. Mrs. Carter, was In sore trouble.
as she had been violently taken with "a
serious and painful breaking out about
The lady at once went to the neighbor's
house, and discovered Mrs Carter going
about her duties, and nothing unusual on
her face Surprised, she told her of the
"WeU," answered Mrs. Carter, "I
know what he meant When he' came
this morning, I was giving Ben Carter a
piece of my mind for his carelessness, and
the good deacon thought my temper made
my speech a little unscrlpturaL" Youth's
Modern ImproTements In Oevntlon.
A friend of mine has a telephone in his
East End residence. Likewise he pos
sesses a little daughter, some 4 years of
age, of winning ways, sweet face, and
artfully artless manners.
When bedtime came a few nights ago
the mother of this Uttle maid could not
find her She was not In the nursery ; and
carrying on the search her mother reached
the landing on the stairs There she
stayed a moment, and, listening, heard
the babe's voice In the hall below Look
ing over the banisters she was surprised to
see tiny Miss Mable standing on a hall
chair and talking IntntVu. tnTni,n.i .
"HeUol HcUol Hello. Central!- the
chUd was saying in exact imitation of her
father's manner. "Hnllr. rfn fii
me heaven, I want t'say my prayers!"
& ibbauux iisyaicu.
Be Was Much Believed.
A German citizen, approaching the win
dow Of n New Ynrlr hanlr mw. .I..
a check payable to the order of Schweitzer-
v4o i csaueu.
"Yah. dot's me," he nodded reassur
ingly, in answer to the teller's look of in-
"But I dont know that you are Mr.
Schweitzercase. You mast get yourself
"How vas dotr asked the German citi
zen, with a puzzled look.
"Yon must get some one to Identity
you." repeated the bank officer; "I don't
"Ah. yah!" cried Hans, much relieved.
"Dot's all right 1 don't know you,
nelder." Texas Sittings.
. Troth la Lowly Walks of Ufa,
"Madam," the needy one tald, with the
air of a man who waa telling the truth,
"I dn Tint Ha tl vnn It ! ku. ..-..
eight hours since I tasted food." "Poor
man! I am sorry for you. You must get
something to eat Forty-eight hours
without fnnrlt- "I toll nn .(.i ti.
- - n .wu M.O MU.U,
madam," he said, gratefully pocketing the
iuuKf. t uavo Kept myseu so Ion ox
repulsive to me; bnt I will now try to
brace up and eat something." Robert J.'
uuruciie in wuicago Journal.
One of the seven wonders of the world
was the Colossns of Rhodes, but the great-
est wonder in Springfield is how Carman
can sell goods at such ruinously low prices.
He can't do it long so take advantage of
the present opportunity.
All the riding habits now copy English
Do not buy any raore "Poor Rubber
Hose," but put jour money In tbe
"Spiral" Cotton Hose.
Lighter, Cheaper and better than the
best rubber hoie.
Made on the same principle as the ruober
llned hose used In Fire Departments, which
last tor years.
The cotton duck used In all rubber hose
draws In water, wherever exposed, as a wick
absorbs oil. and being confined by rubber, gen
erates a sulphurous gas, quickly destroying
the beat rubber hose. The "Spiral" Hose
having no outside covering to Imprison the
moisture, will dry like a towel.
There are Imitations, so buy only that which
has one red Use running through It. and
which Is branded "Spiral" patented March 30.
'80. If vour dealer does not have It In stock.
let him get It
sample mMiuc loany aaarriijor tu emit.
BOSTON WO YEN HOSE COSoleMTg
231 Divoxshus Stsiit. Bostox, Miss.
22! Lus Sraxrr. Chicago.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
AWMurphi Era'J BtorasnT
Special attention given o th
Physician and Surgeon.
0FHCE AND RESIDENCE - NO. 7 BUCK
INQIIAU'S BLOCK. NIGHT BELL.
Nervous Prostration. Narvaaa Hearlaeha.
M"- Neuralgia, Nervous Weakness. Stomach
nd -Urer Diseases, Rheumatism. Dys-
pepsUesad ail afftctfons of tho
CTOHIlsr IK. "WILSOlfT,
28 EAST MAIN STREET, SPRINGFIELD, 0.
Cincinnati a jolysh
vs r " ,Jyif' .,
CEHTEHHfRL EXPOSITION OHfO VALLEY
GRAND JUBILEE celebrating the Settlement of the Northwestern Territ.ry.
Wo have a large and carefully selected stock
utMJgua auu cuiuriugs am supenur to put nciwua, auu o ic.j wv.
MATTINGS ! MATTINGS !
From Seamless Goods to the cheapest quality In plain and fancy ; choice patterns
and colors. New Upholstery Materials and Hangings in Silk. Madras and Swiss
Muslins. Chenille and Turcoman Curtains.
j. C BLACK Sz GO.
CHAPMAN COAL CO.,
MINERS AND SHIPPIEB OF JACKSON COAL. AND DXALBRS IN
-AJL.TL. KEVDS OF
DEAL IN NOTHING
OFFIOE, XO. 21 KELLY ARCADE.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE,
ONE NIGHT OXLT,
MONDAY, MAY 28th.
THE EMINENT ACTOR. MR.
SuDDortPd by a carefully selected New
York company, under the inaoazement ot
Mr. Jno. Major.ln hi j wonderful creation of
RIP 1 WINKLE
Vagabond cf tbe CatsilUs.
His own dramatization, as played by him
in every city or America ror berenteen
Consecutive Tears; acknowledged by pul
pit, press and public to be the purest and
most successful play of the present century.
Prices : 25c, 35c and 50c : reserved seats
50c, at Harris's ; now on sale.
ONE SOLID WEEK.
Wednasslay ani Saturday Matinaes,
MONDAY, MATT2S, 1888.
Mr. Waiter S. Baldwin and
Miss Pearl Melville,
Supported by the superb organization, the
Repertoire: "Galley Slave." "Two Orphans."
"Esmeralda." "East Lynne." "Van. the Vlr-
Slnlsn." "Danltes." "fanohon, "Under the
Scale ot prices : Entlrelower Door, 30c ; bal
cony, 20o : eallery. ICo- Reserved seats on
sale at Pierce's book store, without extra
THE GREAT NATURAL
And Palmist, has taken parlors at No. 183
West High street tor a short time ; can be
consulted on all aflalrs ot life with perfect
satisfaction. The madam wishes it dis
tinctly understood she Is not ot that class
who make aUvlnx by humbug-glna the Igno
rant and superstitious. Those wishing to
consult her can call from
OsOO A.. M. TO 8:00 1?. X.
Pxr CxtXBT Cbacpomm Ii a Ksm Tool
wbicH never bile CooUiulag' Cuiery &tl
Coca, th wonderful nerv RtlanluUsU
apeedilr cuim til nemnu diaoriSecm.
PARST ClTUT OOVFOTHD fttrlfl t
Uood. It drtrrw oat th Uctic add, wtttoh
cans Rhsruaiatism, and mtona tba btooo.
tnava-lny firjfins tft m. ryrtlthy i-nrwvttlyy, XtU
the tr&e remedy for PJnnrn attain.
Tat z8 Ctlzst Coxromro quickly wtoraa
tbe lirw and kidney to perlaot bealth. Tts3s
curattre power, combined with its nerr
tonic, makes it the test noady tor aU
pADrrt Czlzxt Coacrocvxi ttreMtJwaa the
tiomach.attdquteta the Derra ox the dJjfe.
tire orraitW This Is why It curt ra. tho
won cases of Dyspepsia.
Patxs Cxleit Coxtocvd Is not a caAs&
tic It Is a laxative, gtrtns; easy sad natural
action to the bowels. Btnilaruysttiely fol
lows Its use.
Bscommended by professional andboalness
men. Bend for book.
Price $1.00. Sold by Druggists.
Kidneys. WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO. Prop's
FROM ALL POINTS.
In every grade In Spring Patterns. The
CCXAJL. AJST COKE,
BUT THS BEST.
TELEPHONES N08. 160 AND 1.0
SUGAR CURED HAMS,
SHOULDER and BACON.
PURE LEAF LARD!
Tor Family TJsa.
W Grant's Sons
1 6 E. High Street.
ARTIFICIAL STONE WALKS !
We wish to inform the public that we are
ready to take contracts for Artlflclal Stone
Walks. Basement floors, etc. All our work
earranted to outwear sandstone. A written
guarantee will be given for a period of fls
J ears If requested. Orders left at w ILi-IAM
ieCCLXuvH-s, No. M East Main St.. will be
promptly attended to.
H. BUKSEIX & SON.
SO. 72 WEST IU6U STBEET.
OFFIOE HOURS Fro.nlOa.ra.to 2 p. m.;
6:30 to ?au p. m.
Is the Cheapest and Best Inside Blind now
sold; to be found only at
NO. 61 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST.
ILL SLIDING BLIND