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THE AliGUS THUBSDAT, MAY 5, 1892.
THE Aim US.
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BHiL NYE IN OHIO.
THCH3DAT. Mat 5, 1893.
8ohk men die too soon. Herr Damm,
the Geimsn aeronaut, died in Berlin re
cently. It is believed that be possessed
plans for the construction of balloons
which can be placed under complete con
trol of the aerial navigator.
Kansas Citt Star: The Massachu
setts high taxers want the tariff revised
by its friends. That' what they said
four years ago, but when they got posses
sion of cong.-ess they only aided more
tax. Tbe people will hardly trust them
with the work of "revision" again.
The hostility to Harrison among the
fol'owirg of Quay, Piatt, Clarkson, Alger
and severl dark horses, who have been
kept in the background for prudential
reasons, will break out whenever it is
found safe to start a stampede Instruc
tions and pledges will be sundered like a
wisp by men who are at heart opposed to
The republicans of the Eighteenth TUN
nois district have nominated JV. A.
Northcott, head consul of the M. W. A ,
for congress, and the member of the
order all over t'-e country are highly
elated over the honors that have come to
their head officer. It is U be regretted
that they are only temporary. .
Thk house has passed the b"l placing
binding twine on the free list, the vote
standing 183 to 47. Three democrats
voted in the negative and a similar num.
ber of republicans in the affirmative.
There had been such a surfeit of tariff
talk that neither side exhibited a dispo
sition to engage ;i discussion, and tbe
bill was passed within the hr'f hour al
lotted to debate.
A Washington correspondent writing
up prominent congressmen devotes con
siderable space to Confc.'essman Cable,
and among other tr'ngs says: ' Not the
least of bis r rcompl'shments is the abil
ity to make a good representative of his
people in confess and to perform Lere
some really important and useful work.
Cable is one ot .the leaders of a coterie of
biilliant young men who may always be
seen together in Washington. "
St. Lotus Republic: Mr. Harrison
owns all the postmasters, ail the deputy
marshals, vll the1 collectors in the south,
and they own the republican machine
there. Have not Powell Clayton, of Ar
kansas, and the Hon. Wright Cuney. of
Texas, already decla-ed for Harrison?
The administration may carry tbe day at
Minneapolis by means of the southern
vote; it may have to pay for this vote,
but It will get it. Reed and McKioley
should retire and study politics for
To Tarn Usrrtoon
President Harrison is not sleepirg well
these etherial spring night, says the
Rockford Star. A month ago it was pre
dicted that he would be nominated by ac
clamation. But now all is doubt and m
certainty. Hence this evidence of in
somnia. New York, Pennsylvania and
Ohio have not or'y refused to instruct in
bis favor, but Piatt, Quay and Foraker
bead the delegations from these states, and
that means anything to bear the vain,
selfish, metalic man from Indiana. Tom
Piatt says: "I am very much afraid we
can't carry New York for Mr. Harri
son Senator Quay, speakin g for Penn
ylvania avers that "it is dangerous to
renominate any president." Foraker
characteristically insists "that Hanlson
could not cf-ry Ohio against a yellow
dog." Dudley avers that "the president
can not keep Indira in line as his old
friends look upon him as en iceberg," an1
Clarkson proclaims that "Herrison has
no particular strength n Iowa " wn:,e
Charlie Farwell delights to state that
"the president wop'd be weak in T'linois
as against Cleveland, Palmer or Boies."
He will have the delegates from the sil
ver producing states against him and
without the electoral votes of those lo
calities assured hs canvass would be a
hopeless one from the start. It is well
to be remembered, however, that Piatt,
Quay, Clarkson, Foraker and Dudley are
mere place-hunting politicians, and this
plot to turn down Mr. Harrison may be
a mere bluff and a bid for spoils. Cullom
was rewarded for withdrawing by having
the sub trersurysbip thrown to him as a
op, andJf the president is wise he will
see what the other strikers want and pla
cate them. Plenty of goo 3 offices, iudi
c'ously distiibuted, may stop the revolt.
to Springfield and return via Rock Island
& Peoria railway, will be made for the
democratic state convention April 27 28.
and for the republican state convention
May 8 6. Tickets sold one day before,
good for return one day after the close of
convention. R rTocKHOcsK.
General Ticket Agent.
HE WR TES ABOUT SOME OF THE
PRINC PAL. CITIES OF THE STATE.
Lima, the Birthplace of the Electric Car.
Some cf tbe Joys and Sorrows of Get
ting a Draft Cashed A Reaotiful Play
That William Saw.
ICopyright, 1802, by Edgar W. Nye.1
The su jcess and prosperity of the Ohio
society, t f New York, is ample proof of
the great wealth and intelligence of the
Buckeye State, but after all it is better
to travel through the great state and ob
serve her countless avenues of wealth,
from her beautiful and well kempt farms
to her sts tesmen, from her cabbages to
her natural gas. You understand it
The mi Idle states have one peculiarity
that thej- are beginning almost to wish
they did cot have, although it was started
AT THE BANK.
out to be a charm. Charms, however,
when neglected, become at times nui
sances. We wer i visiting Lima not long since,
a thrifty town with all the snap and
vigor of a new gold camp in the west,
yet with the shrewd and cool headed
business fc,ct of a Cape Cod town. She
has this ch iracteristic, however, to which
I have darkly alluded. It is a public
square. The public square was of course
intended to be on the start a thing of
beauty, but it has in too many of the
middle state towns become an open air
liver stable, covered 'with the choice
decoration of a badly farmed farm.
The squjire is of course geographically
in the center of the town, aud is dis
tinctly visi ble from every direction. The
idea is a g khI one, but when it becomes
tho grazirg ground of the motheaten
horse and the home of the watermelon
rind, the spring of the year adds no
beauties to it and Taxpayer and Veritas
Write pieces about it.
It is al.- o iu many cases a bay and
wood market Here the man in the blue
army overcoat (he has never been in the
army or ha would not be wearing it)
meets the man in the buffalo overcoat,
and they borrow tobacco of each other,
chew some of it, spit eight times, water
their stock and go homo.
People come to the editor and say:
"That square is getting to be a blamed
nuisance. You ought to roast it. Go
for it." Then the editor says in his pa
per, provided the man who made the
suggestion has paid for his advertising
"We regret greatly to see our beauti
ful public square in such a neglected
condition. Will not some one move in
the matter? It is a sin and a shame, and
as a matter of fact it is high time to call
Teams ne t actually engaged in traffic
on the stret ts ought not to be permitted
to stand hitched inside the business part
of any city whatever. Even Minne
apolis, big sind prosperous as she is, still
permits hundreds of farm teams to stand
tied along its trfain avenues, not only by
the hour, but the day, a vast fringe
of starvation, clic and botts in the very
heart of a great, thriving and beautiful
The farm sr would not want the gas
works on hii farm. Why does he expect
to bring his nuisances into town? Because
the farm is too often in the spring of the
year a vasn, humiliating exposure, that
is no reason why these sanitary methods
should be brought into town, is it?
Lima has about the earliest electric
car line in America. It is a double trolly
system, and the cars are getting old and
childish. The rolling stock is to be re
newed very soon.
At all these towns nearly every one's
room is healed by natural gas. It holds
out very we L 1 was through this state
early in th discovery business, and I
then prophesied that gas from the in
terior of tl e earth would continue to
manifest its elf up to the present time,
and possibly even later. Subsequent his
tory has shown that I was right.
The electr.c street cars of Lima are
sadly out of repair, as I said. They have
the odor of a cheap lodging house on the
Bowery, as r. early as 1 can recall it now.
They are shabby in the extreme. Also
in the middle . Next Lent I shall abstain
from the use of these cars.
Lima is one of the thrifty and prosper
ous cities of Ohio, and is also the home
of the Lima bean.
In Cincinnati the other day we tried
to buy a New York draft. The first four
banks were j ist out of New York drafts.
and the fifth one had just been plagia
rized by a "gentleman with a cough"
who downed the bank for some $27.35.
I believe, anil so it did not feel like sell
ing New York exchange to "strangers."
The bank h id just offered a reward of
Beventy-five ents for the arrest and ap
prehension of the fiend who had "did it
up in that bold way.
It seems th it some months ago a man
from Chattanooga came ' in "with a
cough" and presented a draft for pay
ment. It wis pretty large, and the
cashier lookel suspiciously ct the owner
of the paper, but he kept his hand up to
his mouth with that steady, dry, hack
ing cough, which they say carried him
off pretty soon. Something did, any
how. Possibly it was the cars.
When the draft was sent on for pay
ment to the bank on which it was drawn
it was discovered, alas! too late, that the
man with the cough was one of those
practical engineers who can put a pair
of jackscrews under a ten dollar draft
and raise it to any required denomination
while you wait.
He had a preparation of pulp and a
powerful press, with which he filled up
the $ mark generally cut out of the
caper at the end of the amount of the
draft. Then be could easily cut out such
other figures as his desire, for ready
money seemed to justify.
I had the misfortune to drop into sev
eral banks in Cincinnati soon after this
affair, and having, as 1 do, the air of a
plausible, unhung hellion from Tomp
kinsville, Staten Island, of course I was
at once spotted by the eagle eyed man
behind the wires, who had resolved that
no stranger should steal the bank's funds
Finally, at the German National bank,
I was received kindly and a draft was
sold to me at a reasonable price, with
the understanding that 1 would be care
ful of it. A Cincinnati merchant said
to me, however, that it was not fear of
my ultimate intention to raise tho draft
that led the other banks to be rude. It
was probably quite another reason. But
even if that were the case, why couldn't
they say at once that they had no de
posits with the New York banks and so
could not sell a draft? 1 would not have
told any one. 1 would have respected
their squalor and misery. Now of
course 1 am under no obligations.
On the street yesterday 1 ran into a
young man who was admiring his new
spring suit in the glass store fronts as he
passed along the street. I hurt him
quite severely. He reproached me, but
1 am accustomed to that A little re
proach in the spring of the year does me
1 saw him coming a square away and
regarding himself with ill disguised
affection in the big windows and allow
ing ladies and children to get out of his
way or have a wing knocked off, so I
said to my companion, "See me knock a
little North Carolina etiquette into that
mollusk that we see yonder."
When 1 got up speed 1 steered for him
with a newspaper in my hand, reading
ft carefully and trying to figure out what
show there was for a premature presi
dential boom which has the dressing re
moved from it a month too early. I got
up pretty good steam, for 1 weigh over
1S5 pounds now, and living at first class
hotels all winter has given me fresh
vitality and filled mo with animal spirits
and high purposes.
There was a sort of crunching sound,
such as one hears when the lion tamer
inserts his head into the open jaws of
the wrong lion by mistake. The young
man staggered back over a dressed hog
and the two lay there together, as it
were, one dressed hog beside the other
dressed hog. It was a touching sight
The overdressed hog did not look so
peaceful as the other one did. He had
a troubled look which was not shared by
the one that had the forced smile and a
chip in his mouth, also a stick to prop
his bosom open.
There are several street nuisances of
this kind who make it dangerous for
people to walk much in town. One
walks along the 6treet reveling in the
view of himself in the store fronts; an
other reads the paper on the street, and
another goes along counting his change,
ever and anon stealing a ride on some
1 shook hands with Governor McEin
ley at Columbus the other day and added
him to my handsome and growing list of
eminent acquaintances. He looks more
like a statesman than any other Ameri
can I have been at all intimate with
since the untimely death of Daniel Web
ster. Governor McKinley is an ideal
statesman in appearance and bearing.
His head is well shaped, his carriage is
dignified and easy and his manner com
fortable and refined. Gentleness and re
pose constitute the two great primary
elements of the gentleman, and Governor
McKinley has these.
The true gentleman does not like to
make anybody feel uncomfortable. The
prig does. We did not talk long, as I am
a very busy man and cannot pause in the
great battle of life to visit with the vari
ous governors with whom I am thrown
in contact, so we merely passed the time
of day, and when 1 had taken in a good
TOE GOVERNOR HAD OONK.
full breath to explain this to the gover
nor I discovered that he had gone. He
was then on his way to Rhode Island,
where he expected to speak in public.
Columbus is a beautiful city, peopled
with a class of excellent people. The
state house is also located here. 1 have
spoken of it before. It is a plain struc
ture, known as the Buckeye Architec
tural Wart It consists of a large stand
pipe with a lean-to at each side. It is
owned by the state. No private person
would accept it
The Columbus Buggy company is lo-
"Died II lis Boots to"
Is a common expression, but no man need
feel ashamed to be found dead with a pair
of our $3.00 or $4.00 shoes on.
The Philadelphia Toe
Is a favorite with the ladies, and we have
it in both shoes and oxfords.
Ladies' $3.00 shoes a specialty.
rated at Columbus, and supplies a num
ber of the smaller hotels with goods.
At Columbus I went to see a melo
drama. It was called, "A Woman's
Vengeance, or The Guilty Crime. "
It was a thrilling piece. It supplies
eleven distinct thrills and three oppor
tunities to go out and get an anodyne.
The heroine of the play may be ob
served in the center of the stage at all
times. That is how you know she is the
star. She appears first as a lowly girl in
a gingham dress and diamond ring. In
this garb she is betrayed and ruthlessly
jollied into a bogus marriage with a low,
coarso man, who laughs hoarsely, spurns
her from him, speaks coarsely through
his hat and goes away.
She then resolves to become an heiress.
Her father dies on the stage, losing his
life and his artificial whiskers at the
same time. His death leaves her
wealthy, as her father, though poor, has
invented a machine for boring holes in
macaroni, thus reducing the cost of its
production over 75 per cent, and so the
girl, with entirely ntw clothing and a
desire for revenge, goes abroad and ac
quires tho French language.
.When she returns she goes to work
systematically to ruin the man who so
rnthlwudv Sol ted her affections and then
went elsewhere. She goes into the stock
market and by means of a cheap boy,
who knows how to buy in such a way as
to make money and yet ruin her old
paramour, she has inside of a few
weeks shaken Wall street so that it has
to be replumbed throughout, and then
she gets the job of doing it herself.
Toward the close of the play she gets
ready for the denouement If 1 ever
write another play I 6hall by all means
have a denouement I did not think of it
before, but it is certainly a good thing.
All along through the play she is get
ting ready and issuing invitations for
this denouement It is very well attend
ed, indeed, and passes off pleasantly.
For the denouement she changes her
dress, appearing in a scarlet plush cloak
which envelops her entirely. When she
geta ready to forbid the wedding of her
old and tough lover, who has made ar
rangements to marry a stoop shouldered
heiress whose family extends back
among the Ptolemys, she throws this
cloak aside as a boy would cast aside his
garments before going in swimming,
and stands before him dressed as she
was when he so basely wooed and then
deserted her. t
I hate a man who will do that and
then brag about it A man who will
basely deceive a girl that way and then
laugh about it ought to be written up in
the papers, and I was glad to see that the
play turned out that way. I always like
to see a play like that It elevates me.
One man was killed in the play, but it
was not so sickening as some deaths are
on the stage. I could have made it more
sickening for twenty-five dollars.
It is the only weak place in the play.
many women suffer from Excessive or
Scant Menstruation; they don't know
woo o connae in to get proper advice.
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