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THE ENTERPRISE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1890.
1 I 1 LOCAL AN!) MISCELLANEOUS Let us go a skating. Prepare for ChriBtmas. Christmas presentsare being Relucted. Numerous agents are In town soliciting orders. Everything Is suid io praise of the beau tiful weather. Casey's Troubles at the Opera House, Saturday, Dec. 18. The transfer back lines have been busy tor the pssl month. Extra copies of title Issue cim be had by calling at this office. The nimrods arc having plenty ol sport downing (he cotton tails. Marlln Barrlck has leased the Star Bakery on North Main Birett. The show wiudows in the business houses present a very attractive appear ance. A letter fiom our special correspondent -'Blanche" In Dako a will appear next irsiie. We will issue 53 numbers this year. The year opened on Wednesday and will close on Wednesday. Ask your neighbor to take Thb Enteh pkisk and In this way assist In keeping up your home paper. Excuse our local notes this week as our reporer's time was consumed in looking up the murder case. Citizens of Wellington and vicinity! Let us give Gen. W. H. Gibson a royal and enthusiastic welcome, Tuesday night, Dec. 16th. " Passenger and freight houses are being elected on the P., A. & W. iy. They are small concerns, but probably will answer for all the traffic tbey get R. J. Roblnsor reports very good suc cess in soliciting funds lor the monument to be erected in Springfield, 111., in mem ory of the emancipation of the colored race. Mavnr Couch dispossessed one family who made headquarters on Cuurtland Av enue a sho(t time ago, and he has about made up his mind to look after a few more in town. We now have five legal holidays in each jear, which are as follows: New years May 30, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christ mas. Feb. 22nd is not looked upon as a holiday at present. Guess our gallant young men have been going their duty for 'the past vear, as we have been lavored with an unusual 'num ber ol orders for wedding invitations and and announcements. Our agent at Wblteiox is doing a good business In securing subscribers for Tub Enterprise. The good people in that vicinity have been noted for their high standing of intelligence for many years pas' The Knights of Pythias held their first regular meeting In their ball Monday evening, Dec. 8. It will be dedicated Deo 22, with appropriate ceremonies, at which time the grand officers of the State are expected to be present. PERSONAL MENTION. Rev. J. F. Brant went over to Sandusky to perform a marriage ceremony last week. Miss Clara Gordman of White Ilouse, 0., has been visiting her friend, Mattie Battle. Miss Jennie Herbert of Brighton visited friends In town last week. Miss Blanche Dorchester is Cn the sick list. Miss Lilian Dyer is assisting at Latin doOjWindM kfr & Co't. R Hazard of New London was In town Tuesday. Mrs. W. R Wean Is sick with pneu monia. A DOUBLE TRAGEDY. OUR VILLAGE STARTLED BY THE NEWS OF MURDER AND SUICIDE, t David Hoke Shoots S. L. Sitjre uml Then Takes His Own Life. Council Proceedings. The council convened in adjourned ses sion Dec. 8, Mayor Couch, Clerk Goodwin, and all of the members present A settle ment whs made-for the year with the ClarksMeld Stone Co B. K. Laundon 1 annearad with a netitlon nravlnc for the 1 -11 r - 1 opening of a street across the W. & L. E, track jut east ol the depot.. The petition 1 was referred to the committee on s'reets. fit was expected that an ordinance would I "be presented to compel the trains on the I Big Four to slacken their speed to 4 miles (per hour, but it was not presented and the J lxxly adjourned. f Comedy Event of the Season. . Vi Oneoftke best companies that have .i appeared In comedy at the Grand this .season was the "Casey's Troubles" com r' lpany, which presented last evening a piny full of fun from beginning to end. This (company is backed by an eastern syndi - cate, which proposes to make "Casey's Troubles" on of the most popular plays in America. There was good house at the Grand last evening and tho play was well presented. Davenport (Iowa) Ga- Yzette, Dec. 7, 1889. lli, KKDUCKI) BATKft POJl TUB HOLIDAY 3. v id oruer to enaoia us patrons to spend w w aavusm so vv ivu tuvii i j iwuui. VUfS WltBELIMO & LAKB EltIB RAILWAY Will tell Excursion Tickets from all stations to all stations. Ticket will be sold on Dec 24th, 23th and 81st, 1800, and January 1st 1881, and good for return passage unto and Including January 6tb, 1801. Chll H dren under S years of age, fhkr, between .v. - r -.a V -ir i . lur ui w suu ta, uau exvuraiuu rates Monday afternoon, Dec. 8, 1890, at fif teen mlcutes of three o'clock word passed swiftly along the streets that David Hoke had shot his employer, Samuel L Sage, a grocery keeper In the Crosier building on North Main street, and then taken his own life. In a very few minutes the street in front ol the premises was blockaded with people, all anxieus to know the truth of the report j but it proved to be too true. Mr. Sage was found near the front en trance on the floor in a dying condition, with blood oozing from the left side of his head where a leaden ball had been sent Into his brain by the hand of David Hoke. In the ware room at the west end ol the building was found the body of David Hoke lying upon the floor dead, he having shot himself, the ball entering the mouth and leaving the -head at the base of the brain, which caused instant death. Mar shal Williams guarded the door and ad mitted no one but those who had a right to enter. Drs. Smith, Rust and Hathaway were summoned at once to aid the wound ed man, but their verdict was that nothing could be done for him and that death would call him away in about three hours. He was then carried to the residence of bit son-in-law, Mr. Free Battle, on Me chanic street, whero he died at 6:20. The remains of Mr. Hoke were taken to his late rvsldeuce on Taylor street Although the streets were lined with people from three o'clock until six every thing was as duiet as though it were Sun- day afternoon, when everybody was at home. All went to the place and returned feeling that It was a terrible crime that bad been enacted in our usually quiet vil lage. Universal regret was expressed that two of our most peaceable citizens should meet with such untimely deaths. By six o'clock people began to arrive from the neighboring towns, and the premises were visited until after nine o'clock. THE CAUSE. Monday evening was devoted to ascer taining the real cause that brought about such a slate of alfulrs, which is eiven as accurately as could be gathered. Marshal Williams being the one who is generally Interviewed upon such matters, was iuvit- ed iuto our tanctum urn! made the follow ing ststeniint: "About five weeks bko I noticed that the business room of S. L. Sage was opened by Mr. Hoke ready to receive cus tomers by half putt five o'clock iu the morning. I paid no attention to it for a few mornings, but llually I observed that tho principal customer was a certain woman who would leave the store with well-fllled baskets. I informed Mr. Sage ot the matter, but he was slow to move, as he considered Mr. Hoke strictly honest, and thought that there must be some mis. take: but he toon satisfied himself that something was wrong. It was then ar ranged to have a person placed in position In the building and watch the proceedings of the early morning customers, and It was not only ascertained that he donated goodit out soia goods lor cash and did nut ac count tor It to Mr. Sage." What else took place at these morning meetings will not be reported in this pa per.- "Several plans were suggested to com pel Mr. Hoke to settle with Mr. Sage for the goods taken, and finally this oue was selected. I requested the womun who was teen at the grocery In the early morn ing hours to appear before Muybr Couch Thursday evening, Dec. 4th, to talk ever matters. She at first scorned the idea, but finally put in an appearance. She said that the had purchased goods at Mr. Suge's store from Mr. fluke, and supposed that they were charged upon the books to her husband. "Tbltwattheiubstanceof the Interview, which, of course threw no light upon the case that would aid them in convicting Mr. Hoke of a crime In case be refused to settle. Saturday evening, Deo. 0th, was the time set to confront Mr. Hoke with the matter, which was done in the store after business hours In my presence. Mr. Hoke at first denied every charge, but when matters were laid before him, backed up by proof, he decided to make clean breast of tbe matter, which was done, and Monday evening, Dec. 8ih, wat selected for the time at which he should settle with Mr. Sage, and li a satisfactory settlement was not affected Mr. Hoke wat to be placed under arrest Tuesday morning. Monday forenoon 1 saw Mr. Sage and he said that h had Informed Mr. Hoke what he would settle for, but Mr. Hoke thought It was too much to pay as be never bad taken half that amount of property tnd money; but Mr. Sage said be was confident that he had, and all he wanted was to be made whole. MrvHoke had nude s special request Saturday even lng that be be continued In Mr. Sige't eta ploy until Monday evening, as leaving on Saturday evening miitht cause Mrs. Hoke to bu suspicious that all was not right at tbe store. His request was granted, and his time was to' expire Monday evening." mi snooTUfo. At fifteen minutes ot three o'clock Mrs. II. W. Ashford and Mrs. G. W. StuUfleld happened to ba passing Mr. Sage's store and their attention was attracted In' side by loud words and Mr. Hoke pushed Mr. Rag over and drew hi revolver and shot him while down.-Mirshol Williams hnppened to be com I or from the north and was near T. Doland's carriage works. At the report of the n-volver, tho ladies screamed and called M the Marshal to hurry up. He was on hand In a moment and ruehed in and Hoke was just enter ing the back room with revolver In hand, and before ha cmli reach him be beard the if port of the revolver, and upon enter ing found Hoke lying upon the floor in the agonies of death. His heart was still beating and he died in ten minutes. It was a wonderful spectacle to witness, to enter tbe room and find two of our citizens who but a few minutes previous had been transacting business, one lying upon the counter gasping for breath and the other his spirit having jnit left his body. The people here bad witnessed tbe excitement during the Oberiin Rescue Case, the death of William HInes in tbe "Morning Star" saloon and tbe shooting of Marshal Brenner by tbe burglars, but this over tops all. 8. L. SAOB was born In Huntington on April 1st, 1827 and was therefore 83 years of see. He was united In marriage to MissJElizabeth Wolcott, Dec. 1st, 1847. The latter departed this life July 81, 1890. Three of their children survive them viz.. M. R. Sage, of Huntington, Mrs. Free Battle and Mis. F. D Warren of Welling ton. Mr. Sage was the son of Rev. Har low P. Sage, and has two brothers and five sisters still living, Rev. N. S. Bane, Ne braska, Harlow P. Sage, Michigan. Mrs S, C. Boice and Mrs. M. J. Beckley, Hun' tington, Mrs. M. J. Cole, Wellington, Mrs E. M. Needbam and Mrs L M. Wilcox Missouri, and Mrs. 8. J. Yale, Wellington- Tbe deceased conducted a farming business in bis early days and subsequent ly moved to Wellington, where he was solicitor for sewing machines and one year ago purchased the grocery stock' of N, P. Robinson and was at the time ol bis death doing a very flourishing trade on the the amount ol capital he bad invested. Hoke entered his employ when be first commenced tbe businecs and remained for a time, and about two months ago eq U-red Lis service again. Mr. Bnge has lived a quiet, chriotlan life, noted for his honesty and uprightness, and for asking for what belonged to him, his life bad to be sacrificed. DAVID HOKE whs born in Letonia, Mahoning Co., O. January 21, 1829, and was 61 years of age at the time of bis death. He learned the carriage maker's trade and came to Well Ington in 1850 and engaged with E. S' Tripp. He was married to M'ss Ann E- Manley, Dec. 20, 1854. His father and mother and all of his brotbeis and sisters are dead. He was engaged with E. S Tripp for a number of years and then en tered Into partnership with Mr. T. Doland for a short time. He subsequently entered into parnersbip with T. R Herrlck. James Griffith and W. E. Whitney In the gro cery business and remained a short time with each one, always disposing ol bis In terestto his Durtner. He then retired from active business and would occasion ally mht In grocery s'oret for a few dny or weeks only, merely as an accommoda tion. There probably was no more prompt man in Ohio to meet his obligations. Hit credit was gold tinged, and although he was possessed of some weak points of chancier, he bud many virtues which would not come muss lor the average pvr son to observe. It was not utull lik-.-ly that he took hts lite Ir.iin a pecuniary standpoint) for he had done something tbut enough had already been made public to brand him for Ilfu in this community and be In the last hours of lite decided to face death rather than the living. After the inter, view Baturday evening, he returned home and was restless Saturday night, Sunday and all Monday forenoon. At noon be gave hia wife the combination of the lock to his sale and then went and got bis revolver and took it to toe barn and dis charged one chamber, and then went to the store with his mind fully made up to put Mr. Sage out of the way to avoid fur ther developments, and in moment more look his own life. Owing to the standing of the relativta on both sides, It Is t ter. rihle blow to the community and one that will not soon lie forgotten. Tbe revolver used on the ocrashn was an old style Smith & Wesson, 7 shot, 23 calllxr, with hinge at top, and has 3 empty chambers. BO INqCEST. Owlug to tbe tragedy being committed in daylight and so many responsible per sons being close at hand to witness it. It was decided by the authorities that an Inquest was unnecesury. the rusniuw. Tbe funeral of 8.L. Sago was held today (Wednesday) at half past eleven o'clock at the residence of his son-in-law, Free Battle, Rev. J. F. Draut officiating, and the remains were taken to southwest Huntington for burial. David Hoke's funeral took place at bis late residence, it being strict! private, Rev. W. E. Barton officiating, tbe remains Interred In the south cemetery. Church Notes and Announcements. - ' METHODIST. The Festival of days, A number ot tbe Methodist young people went to Pittsfleld Monday night beaded by their pastor, Rev. J. F. Brant, to assist in organizing a Young People's Epworth League. 4 Rev, Brant Is planning for earnest, ag gressive work among his young people. Last Sabbath was a red letter day. Tbe morning and evening congregations, and the attendance at 8. School were the lore. est of the new conference year. The Love Feast 'at 6 o'clock was a flame of revival spirit and an assuring prophecy of s genuine revival throughout the church- Rev. J. Mitchell, the new presiding elder pleached an earnest and well prepared sermon, which was received appreciative ly by the large congregation assembled. Resolutions of confidence, sympathy and regrets were tendered Mr. W. W. Harvey and his lamily by both the official board and Sunday School on their removal to Salt Lake City. Tbe church will lose an earnest, generous worker and the com munlty a conscientious and successful business man. Ministers meeting next Monday at 6 a. m. at the study ot Rev. L G. Wall. Prof. (J. F. Wright, who was expected to speak in tbe Congregational church next Sunday evening, has postponed his address, The church Mill unite with the other churches in town in the union gospel temperance meeting In the M. E. church. The Y. P. S. C. E. will serve sn intricate tea in tbe parlors of tbe Congregational church, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday. The bill of fare will be a decided novelty. Supper 15 cents. A Card. To the friends, tbe business men and the citizens generally, whose kindly gen erosity has enabled us to erect a parson, age, a neut little home lor tbe minister, on the grounds of the Christian church In Wellington, we hereby tender expressions of sincere gratitude. Your liberality in Ibis matter has not only been most help ful to t deserving little band struggling for the uplifting ot humanity, but it has added materially to the appearance of your already beautiful town; and bases' tablisbed eyen yet more firmly tbe well- merited reputation of your community for a markedly geoerous and philanthropise spirit On tbe evening of Tuesday, Dec. 10th, from 5 to 9:30 o'clock, social and supper will be given at the parsonage, celebra ting its completion, wbich social and sup per tbe friends generally are Invited to at tend. A small sum will be charged for the supper; snd the money thus obtained will be applied t the payment of what is yet due for tbe building of the houoe. Very Respectlully, Albert B. Dabney, M. D, Wellington, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1800. ' Lecture. General W. II. Gibson will deliver bis great lecture on "Our Country; it Win uing3," Tuesday evening, December 10th, at the Opera llou.te. Gen. Gibson has many wirm friends and admirers in Wel lington. Hia spontaneous, Henry Clay style of oratory- has given him a national reputation, and und from the slump and platform he Is hailed with enthusiastic np plause. This- may be tho lust time that many of our citizens will have the privl lege of hearing Gen. Gibson. He Is now called the "Old War Horse," and shows some of the scurs of battle. Our young men and young women, and even children ought to be brought within the circle of bis gieat oratorical power. Let oui citizens put Tuesday evening, Dec. 10th, down for the hearing of Gen. Gibson, with the assurance of a mott de lightful occasion General n.l:i.ks!oii 25c.; reserved seats 35c. Tickets on file at Houghton's drug store. I. o. o. T. Hon. Lou J. Beaucbamp will address tbe cllizi-M of Wellington each evening, from 13th 17th of Dec. Inclusive on the subject of temperance, Saturday evening In the I. O. G. T. ball, Sunday evening in the M. E. church. Every one Is Invited to attend. Admisalon Free. Walk a Mils and Pat a Dollar. Two good people of Scranton, Pa., had a similar experience which is well worth repeating in their own words for the benefit of all our readers. Mr. T. W. Koowles, Proprietor Eagle Hotel, 800 Penn, avenue, writes: "I have used Dr. Hand's Cough snd Croup Medicine in my family for tome time, tnd found It works to well that I buy it from the doctor by tbe quantity. Would not feel tafe wltbont It in the house." Rosar Reynolds, 220 North Main avenue, also writes to this effect :"Io case of cough and croup occurr ing in any family ot children, I would tend a mile snd pay a dollar a bottle for Dr. Hand's Cough and Croup Medicine rather than take any other at a gift. It bits the nail on tbe head every time." , For Sale by F. D. Felt. Call for your Mali. Howe. Edward. Hartley, D. B- Quackeobuan, Joseph. Quajle, Charier. ' B. K. nosTio. P. M. DIED. KREPS.-On Bouth Main street, Deo.Jd. 18U0, ot consumption. Michael Kreps, aged 61 year. Funeral Friday afternoon. Rev; J. P Brant officiating, and tbe remains were In terred In south cemetery under the auspices of the Q. A. R. Mrs. Kreps and (amity ten der tbalr thanks to the public for the many acts ot klndnea during the sickness. . Home Without a Mother. The room's In disorder, The cat's on the table. The flower-atand upset.aud the mischief to pay; AndJohny Is screaming As loud as he is able. For nothing goes right when mamma's sway. What a scene of discomfort and con fusion home would be If mtmma did not return. If your life is slowly breaking down, irom a combination or domestic carts snd lemale disorders, makt it your Business to restore ner neattn. ur, Pierce's Favorite Prescription Is without a peer as a remedy for feeble and debili tated worsen, and is the only medicine for the class Of maladies known at female dis- eases which It sold under s nosltive guar antee from the manufacturers that It will ?ive satisfaction, or the money will be re unded. It Is s positive cure for tbe mott complicated caaet of womb troubles. More convenient than a pill Is Sim mons Ltvkr Regulator. It Is mado both liquid ant powder. AtteptiLto the dally habits of tbe young pjeventa suffering. Take Sim mons Llvkr Regulator. OUR AIM Is, and long has been, to give our customers for each dol lar we take from them its full equivalent in the cost of the goods and the cost of the labor of distribution of them. While we do not expect to suit ail we do know, from the rapid and continued growth of our trade, that- we hayB suited, in some measure at least the larger part of our pai- rnna W5frV iha & viiwi 11 tyA biiv DUU1V VUU 111 I It It UG IJlliYV 1111(3 A I 1 1 .111 creased our force of clerks, that prompt and efficient ser vice may aid our customers' convenience. Our ambition is, and has been from the time we started in business, to. become The Leafling DryGoofls Store in Lorain Co,, And we shall use all honorable means to attain that stand ard, and when Ave may find ourselves there to keep it. Wo believe the shortest way is by LOW PRICES and SEST GOODS We never have been undersold. We nevel will be undersold if Ave can help it. We guarantee every price on every article we sell. We will cheer fully refund the difference, in case any one is charged more for any article in which we deal than it can be had foT elsewhere in the city at the time. We most respect fully and earnestly solicit your patronage, whether it be for a steel pen or a plush cloak. J. S. MALL0HY 55 CO., Ooe-Price Dry Goods House. :i $ Holiday Gifts! a i 2 LI Buy early, while the estottment is most complete, t J. W. HOUGHTON'S. Come and tee the Elegant Line ol New Books, suita ble for tho season, at J. AV, HOUGHTON'S. The children never were better provided for than' in the new Illustrated bucks for XniHs, 181)0, at J. W. HOUGHTON'S. 5 j A pair of carefully dtted glusses for failing or defect ive sight makes everything look clearer, and thene caa always be found at J. AV. HOUGHTON'S. i I Get your photograph, and then conic for t frame to J. W. HOUGHTON'S. i ! For Fine Stationery, Dtnk, Ink AVells, Paper Knives, tc, go to J. W. HOUGHTON'S. New Art Studies, a choice line. Lovely Ciib nOnrs uml Booklets. Rare Christmas Novelties, ai ' J. W. HOUGHTON'S. Uppers BUppovs I For the Holidays. Ladies and Gents, both old and young, if you want to make your father, your mother, your sister, your brother, your cousin or your aunt happy, go to H. C. Harris' Shoe Store and get them a nice pair of fine shoes or slippers for Christmas. And while there you can see a better assortment of Boots and Shoes, and at lower prices than in any other store in Lorain Co. Felt and Rubber Boot of all kinds at low prices. Call and see them and be convinced. Remember the place, the round front store, first door west of Bank, Wellington, O. H. C. HARRIS Successor to I lusted Bros.