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Sunday Globe-Republic
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'l'liia HiniNuii'ii'ni cii-oni:, i
Volume IV. Mitmtior 1NO. J
Volume xxx. Number stna,
lliillcnl lolin.
Wasiiiniitok, Aug. '.. For Tennesson
ami Ohio Valley Fair weather, lolloweil In
western portion, by light local ruins. Station
ary trnieratiirc. Variable winds, generally
Kconomically Inclined will find great advan
tages In buying clothing or furnlslilrtg goods
Gr'.at clearing sale of t utiimer weights con
tinues. Opportunities will lie olTereil tho coming
week whereby consumers may supply them
selves with men's ami youth' suits uiuili bc
low their real values.
Ilcglntiing tomorrow (Momlay) morning,
wc will iiiHiiuralc a
Which will continue Tor the period of one
week. Hut twlro a yinr opportunities ot like
character arn prt'sentid, viz., lull anil spring.
Itather than carry over light anil meilium
weight slock, we much rather count Its half
or two-thirds' worth in the bank. "
Besides light shades, wc shall add to this
great sale all lines ot suits ranging in prices
$12, $13, $11 ami $15 that have lost their
lull complement of sizes, without regard to
quality or color. It will be sale, certainly'
to look.
In addition to the special suit sale, we will
extend the big 15c Suspender Drive; the 15c
Gauze Underwear; tho gnat 40c Chan Shirt;
the 4-ply Linen Collars 3 for 25-; tho $2
Ulack Alpaca Coats ; let out 50 lor 30 cent
Hoys' Mohair Coats for a quarter each; con
tinue dollar Straw I lab for 50c; and close
the remaining 10c Seamless Half Hose.
Hoys' Shirt Waists liarn drifted Into liar
gains, n quarter to u third off former prices
makca u.!. and eteiy waist a bargain in It
self. Molhrrs dtsirous of securing first-class
garmentd 'or the leant possible prices will
please grasp this optMirltinity and come laxly
in the week. The celebrated makes, "Star"
und "Congress," are among lime wnlsts.
Hoys' Jersey Suits are lielow iiiauulaeturera'
cost, $3.50 lor $2.50 or $5 lor $3. The late
ness of the season makes pud havoc among
prices. We are Imund (o close the entire
lines, and are Hilling to slightly lose rather
than not carry our point.
Norlolk Jackets have receded theii pro
portionate cut ami u ill Imi ollcrcd this week
at tlie new reduced prlceii. Not every sizei is
among litem ; not en-ry siyie, PUida, Mix
tures and Hints.
See on tho right the great Neckwear dis
play, lllnc k and fancy Hows conspicuously
arranged on largo red card lioard with prices
above. Your choice along the linn for 5c,
10c, 15c, 20c, 25c or 35c.
SprlngllcM' Only Olio l'rlto
OlIND In il replug room, a small door
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4!)r. ImyH tlin latest Poke almptH In
Sun Hutu.
118c. IjiiyM the beat KuglUlt Milan, In
$1.25 hiiyn tho very heat Whlto Kng
Huh MllasH.
Theno prlccH aro u wiring of liH per
Attorney and Expert
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Walnut Alter, rear Central Market lloute.
Hjiet-Ul tare with lame liumeii, col U, Irftk lionet,
how that Interfere, and thote having iiecullar
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And Solemn Tread, a Million
Pay Homage to the Dead.
The Heal ol the Tonili la Mel, nml nil Tliat
win Mortal nr lllja.aia N. (Iriuit la lui
nvar lllilitmi Incident ir the Mutt Im
liii.lni; Utiieiinlea.
WaaiMNiiTiiH, Aug. .Tlio tolling of bells
In this city ntinounced the starting of the
procission bearing (lenerat (Irani to hit tomb
in New York. 1'iibllc business was entirely
suspended. Tho banks were also closed, but
business houses were generally open. Watch
men liehird thebarted doors refused to admit
visitors at the department buildings. Tho
chimes at the Metropolitan M. H. church,
where (leneral (Irant vtorshlpcil while pres
ident, wtro rung between 1 and 2 o'clock,
The pew occupied by him 's draped with the
American Hag ard adorned by bronze eagles,
Knoxvim., Aug. 8. People from all parts
ol Kistern Tennersre attended tho (Irant
memorial services In Knoxvllle to-day. The
procession to the National Cemetery was a
long ono. Ex confederates marched side by
side with ex union soldiers. An oration
win delivered by Colonel J. M. Thornl urgh,
itn ci-conledcrate, and another by Itev. V.
Hay, also an ex-confederate.
Citv ok JIkxico, Aug. 8. The American
residents here held memorial services in
honor ol (leneral (Irant at tho Methodist
church to-day.
Kev. John W. Hutler presided. An
eloquent eulogy was pronounced by United
States minister Jackson. Among the many
distinguished Americans present were Presi
dent L)laz, the members ot his cabinet and a
parly ol army olllcers.
Nbw OiiLKAKa, Aug. 8. The cotton, pro
duce, sugar and other commercial exchanges
and public buildings were closed today and
but little liimiiiess was transacted. Hall-hour
(runs and a salute were fired by order ol the
governor of Louisiana. The state national
guard fired salutes and half-hour guns during
tho day and the fl gs on the armory were
placed at half-mast. Memorial exercises
were held this afternoon at Washington ar
tillery hall under the leadership ol various
posts of the Grand Army of the Republic,
assisted by the association ol the Army of the
Tennessee and the army of Northern Virginia.
There were also present government, state
and city oflicials and a large number ot citi
zens. The solemn luneral;serviccsJof tho Grand
Army of the Republic were carried out and
addresses delnered, During the progress of the
ceremonies the fire bells were tolled.
Nkw Voiik, Aug. 8. A number of car
riages followed those occupied by the (.Irani
family, in the following order; Mrs. Haw
lins Hotmuu, daughter of (lenurul (Jrnut's
friend au I Grsi Secretary of war; the gen
eral's old staff; detachments Iroin
Wheelir nnd U. S. Orant posts, (1. A. II.,
Mrs. J. YV. Drexel and members
of the Aztec club of Mexican war veterans.
Next came the president's carriage, the vice
president and cabinet in five carriages, the
lueniU'rs ot the supreme court of the United
State?, SHiialois and the house congressional
committee in a storo of carriages, n commit
tee ol the stale legislature in thirty dirrixgea,
i - .residents Arthur and Hayes mid mi-liilwra
of their cabinets. Then camn the foreign
ministers and tho diplomatic and consular
otlicers under (leneral Oram's administration.
These filled ten carriages. Then came the
repretenUtives of the dill'ercnt departments
of tho national govrriiment; nixt the gov
ernors ol stntej with their stair!, und then
the members of the house of lepresentativcs.
The catafalque pissed Twenty-third street
at one o'clock Gharp. Tho hum of expecta
tion that had preceeded it was settled na It
passed by, and
All old negro woman who had been pushed
forward to the curb and stood there wedged
In, essayed vainly to kneel, with tears stream
ing down her wrinkled face, bl.e was held
fal by the crowd and could not stir. On a
single telegraph pole at Ilromtway aud Twenty-third
itrects, there were perched not less
than twenty-eight spectators. As soon as the
catnfahpie passed the carriages containing
Col. Fred Orant aud his wife aud her sister.
The mourners' couches fell quickly
in line without contusion. Hoi Ii
Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Hendricks
had tired of tho long wait alter sitting in
Iheir carriages to be stared at by the curious
crowd. At lli.'ll) o'clock they
In the hotel, from the windows of which
they observed the parndo. They did not
again come out until tho catafalque had
passed. Their carriages had remained at the
door. Secretary Kudicott and Manning,
whone caniages followed the viee-preiideut's,
remained ill their seats, and other ministers
who rode in pairs did Ihu samu.
The crowd on Fifth avenue remained
on the sidewalks with remarkable
persistency until tliu long parade
had patssed. There were a few casus of heat
prostration in tho ranks, but as far as known
none were fatal.
At tho corner of oMh street, whero the lino
turned to the west, the crowd swelled from
the side to the opeu way and blocked the
lliorouphlure nnd there was some trouble
when the cutafabiuo reached that point. Hut aH
the catafalque came up only reeiect was felt.
New Yohk, Aug. 8. From noonday on,
for huurs into the afternoon, the vicinity ol
the lomlj in Riverside I'ark was tho scene of
discomfort for waiting thousands. Intense
heat had followed the cool ol the mornlug
and bb the hours went by the heat increased.
The people suffered much In their cramjied'
positions, waning in me blazing sunshine,
One o'clock came and went, hut the funeral
cur was yet a lung way otf and moving very
slowly. Heneatb a fir tree at the crown
of the knowl there was a email charcoal
lurnance and material with which to seal the
leaden lining of the cedar caso into which
the casket containing the remaius of General
Orant should bu placed. Down the slope,
nearer the vault, was a portable furrnce, such
as Is used by workmen for heating bolts. In
a group near by were five meu (mechanics),
who should rivet fast Ihu steel casket within
which both tho copper aud the codar box
should finally bo deiosited. Tho steel case
tested upon two marble blocks, each twelve
feet high, twelve feet wide nud eighteen luetics
thick. MimiUr marble blocks bad been
sunk in the Door Hush with the sur acu and
upon these the rrmalns ot Mrs. Grant are ex
pected to repoBe. Many persona were per
mitted to iHier Into the tomb where tho steel
receptacle was waiting the body then being
borne up town.
Soon after one o'clock
und rode up to a point near the tomb. When
be ullghted be was met by members of the
park board. At this poiut General Hancock's
staff and aids swept past. There were among
iheni General Fitz HiilfIi Leu and others.
Upon a comuiaudiug slope 100 yards
uorth ot General Giant's tomb tho stall'
ollicers and aides drew rein beneath it
clump of spreading trets. The regulurs and
marl no, with the light battery F, ol tliu
Filth artillery, next came down the drive.
They came out upon the slope where General
Hancock's stall was halted, and there
the Infantry nud marines assumed
the position ol "rest." In tho shade
and out upon the slope, toward tho Clearmoiit
Hole), which was covered with black drap
ing. Mounted men with plumed helmets,
marines with the uniform ol the, tars, the
United Stales marine corps with their bright
uniforms, saddled horses with riders dis
mounted, but still holding their
bridle reins, and tho pyramids ol
stacked guns tnado a brilliant picture
The -'.M nnd 7th regiments marched up
pint the tomb and wero drawn up In line on
the brow ofthebtuir overlooking the river,
lly this tlmii the crowd had begun to grow
uneasy and the hi1Ico had all they could do
to control the surging mass ol humanity
that swayed to nnd fro like a field of grain
Some excitement was created in the densest
part of the Immense throng by
n woman fainting. It was Im
possible to make a way througth the
crowd, so great was tho jam, to carry her to
a place where she might have Iresh ulr, to
she was passed from ono sturdy nrm to
another until a less crowded liortion ol the
crowd was reached whsn n passage way was
with difficulty opened and she was catried
out of the crowd. She soon lerlved. It was
reported thatja little child had been crushed to
death under the leel of the crowd but the
most diligent inquiry failed to confirm the
With short and measured tread the mighty
precession camo marching by, Thj black
caparislonid horses drew tho cntAlalquc, es
corted by the tired and dusty guard ol honor,
lo the tomb, and the services began.
The ceremonies at the tomb wero of a sim
ple character, according to the ritual ol the
Methodist Kpiscojial church, Dr. Newman
olllciatiug. They were assisted by the ier
lortname of appropriate nnd lmKising music.
The rIimuco ol an elaborate religious ceremo
nial was apt to theprelerencool tho deceased,
whose views were, so far as can be ascer
tained, approximate to or one with thoso of
the honored minister who committed his re
mains to the tomb.
Wreaths ot llowcrs were laid upon the
casket by members ot the Orand Army of the
Republic, each with a lew appropriate re
marks. Rev. J. W. Seyera, chaplain-in'chief
of the department ol Pennsylvania O, A. It.,
delivered an address, alter which Rev. II.
Clay Trumbull ottered prayer. The
bugle call "rest," was sounded. Dr. New
man nud Hlshop Harris rend tho ritual service
for the burial of the dead, of the M, K.
church. Directly behind the burial party
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'pegggfl -fjC3rs!jK&icp'
stood General Hancock. At his elbow was
I'lesldent Cleveland. Vice-President Hen
dricks and memlicr of (he cabinet were
nearly at tho head of the casket.
On the right were Generals Sherman
and Sheridan In full uniform, lly their sido
were Kx-l'icsidents Arthur and Hayes nud
Senator Sherman. On the other side of the
casket, opposite them, wero Admiral l'orter,
Lieut. Gordon and Gen. lluckner. When the
rcligloux service was ended tho trumpeters of
company A, Filth artillery, stepped closo to
the casket and sounded the tuttoo; Little
Julia laid on the colli n a wreath Inscribed,
"To Grandpa." At 5:. 13 o'clock the colIin
waa placed within tho steel case", the sealing
of both the leaden lining and steel" case be
ing performed.
The family entered the tomb, remaining
only a lew minutes. They then sought their
carriages. When entering, the 7th and --d
regiments, m line on the bin II,
fired three volleys towurd tho river,
where tho battery of the 5th artillery
answered by firing three salutes from the
knoll. The family carriages then drovo away,
the guard of regulars was moiiuUd at once,
the military marched und the dignitaries rode
away, and tho long chapter euded,
The Orant family will return to Mt. Mc
Gregor In a day or two, and will remain
there during the rest of the summer.
AtnuHTA, Me., Aug. 8. Appropriate Grant
memorial services were held here to-day. At
the exorcises held in tho Granite church this
afternoon lion. James 0, lllalno delivered an
eulogy of the dead general. He referred to
Grant as u patriot und hero.
8iuall Hmanli.
A lumter wagou owned by n Mr.lowlus
and driven by a young man named (lard ran
into abuggfHn front of the Uloeik-Kki-uiiliu
oflico and tore the rim otf of the hub. Tho
owner demanded that Gard should pay for
II, but this ho could not do on account of lack
ot lands. The owner thereupon threatened
to havo (lard arrested, but some sympathizing
friend paid for the "total wreck," and the ni
hil r ended, Oard was not so much to blame
as the buggy was standing out In the street.
and the wonder was that it wnsn't run Into
Mr. 0. M. Nichols, who Is ou nn extended
eastern trip, writes that he is enjoying Ihu
rest incident to his rellngulshlug editorial
work and will prolong his ftuy lor some
time yet.
OntluiriMt lly n tiiurnnlUlln (llrnner
Notea mi the County Convention A
HprliiKlletitar'rt llainlniiirnncea i( (Irntit
Oniierrtl KnUet'a Trniln In AiitoRrniilia.
Tho Grant memorial exercises In this city
ycjtcrdny wero peculiarly Impressive. Never
havo audiences in this city seemed so Im
pressed by tho solemnity ot any similar occa
sion. One would nlmont havo thought that
the hero, whoso body was laid to rest In tho
tomb yesterday, mantled In the battle llas of
tho republic, and whose soul is borne to eter
nity by tho triumphant eagles of n hundred
victories, was a loved nnd honored citizen ol
this city, so deeply did the people seem Im
pressed by tho noble words which were yes.
tcrdny uttired In his memory,
And yet tho great captain was far from
a stranger to many In this city. Tho number
of old soldiers In out midst whu fought
through the rela-IIIon, either Indirectly or
directly, under Grant's command, Is quite
large, while many other citizens havn telt
the grasp ol his hand, or can testify to the
warmth of his kindly greeting.
It may bo news to many that General
Orant once paid a visit of several days to
Springfield, on which occasion be made the
acquaintance of most of the lending citizens
ol tho then Infant Springfield. When Gen
eral Keifcr was in New York, during Gen
eral Grail's recent lllnesn, ho paid the illus
trious patient a visit nt his house in Sixty
ai x Hi street. General Grant received him
very warmly, nnd entered into quite a lengthy
conversation with him. It wns then that
General Grant mentioned his visit to Spring
field, and described with great clear
ness many incidents of the visit, though
It had been lo many years belore. He men
tioned several persons by nauio whom he had
then met, and tho various cllcumstances ol
his Springfield visit eetmed as fresh in his
mind us II it had taken place yesterday. It
was bis wonderful grasp of localities nnd
events that mado him so great a military
commander. He seemed to know every nook
nnd corner of the country whero he was con
ducting a campaign as well as his own back
Many persons have denied that Grant had
genius. It Is only shallow-minded persons
who advanced the idea. Their ideuol genius
is long, raven black hair, huge, llaming eyes,
popping out of tho owner's head, and a cer-
tain dramatic style of doing even the uiojt
trivial things. Grunt was a plain man, giv
ing an order for an epsanlt on the enemy's
works in the same placid voice in which he
would have given orders for the erection of
a rail fence. Ilecause he was not tluatrical,
therefore, ho hud no genius I What nonsense 1
Grant felled the standards of the drooping
army of tho I nion, retained firm mental
grasp on the operations ol n million of men,
the largest army of modern times, and hurl
ing tlie thundeibolts of war in rapid succes
sion, brought to an end by n series of gigan
tic and crushing blows tho greatest rebellion
of modern time?. Aud yet he has no genius
in the minds ol men who mistake the eccen
tricities and vagaries ol genius for genius it
self. Grant had supremo common sense, lion
like personal courage, n coolness and dogged
energy which itvuhinches of fire could not
shake, a mind in which eventa and localities
were photographed with theaccuracy of a cam
era, and a wonderful adaptation of means to
ends. Here is genius In its highest human
1 had an extremely Interesting talk about
Gram with Culouel W. J. Whito, superinten
dent of the Springfield public schools, last
uvenlng, iu which hegavosomo reminiscences
ot Grant which have never been published.
Colonel White had tho priceless honor ot
carrying and delivering into Grant's own
tianil the commuiiicntlon which announced
the surrender ol VIcksburg. "I rememlcr
tho 6cene as If It was yeoterduy," said Colonel
White, "I was then on tho stall of General
Legget, during the selgo of VIcksburg.
Tim day before tho surrender I car
ried one communication which agreed
to nn armistice, and at two o'clock the
morning following, a second message, in
which the terms of a surrender weio dis
cussed. Tho third and final message of sur
render 1 carried nt tour o'clock in tlio morn
ing Just as day wns breaking. I shall never
lorget the scene. General Oraut was lilting
on a chair under the trees, smoking his inev
itable cigar, and the member of his stall'
were all up and dre.-scd, und clustired around
him Iu expectation, when hu took tho dit
patch In his hand, lie rend it first to himtelf
aud thou said.
"Tlie tiling- It up.
The don I. dead.
The child latum,
And Ihry (ailed It I ui Anthony."
Ho then read the full text of the messngo
to his stair, and then turned to dictate his re.
,.ly to Adjutant Rawlins. I watched Lint
closely when he read the message which an
houiKed the lull of tho Southern Oibralter
mighty VIcksburg. He betrayed no emotion
whatever. Not n musUo moud, nor did his
laco change exprrssion In the least. No one
can testify to tin wonderful coolness of this
remarkable military genius, so well as thoso
who saw him In the field. 1 wns In his
army nt Fort Donelson, and saw him con
stantly. I havo eicn him stand In an exposed
place, ten minutes nt n time, whero
the mlnnlo balls wero singing their "zip,
zip, zip, zip," close to bis ears with almost
the regularity and frequency of the tick of a
clock, Ho never even winked, but stood
like a statuo watching the enemy through a
fiold glass. Soldiers will understand when I
state that hardly a man can be It"-,..! !u an
entire army who will not nttonpt to dodge n
ball whistling close to his ear.
On tho second day of the battle at Fort
Donelion the rebels attacked our right with
Irlghllul effect. So ter'ible was the slaugh
ter that n council of war was called, nnd
every general was against continuing
the conlllct except General Grant.
I shall never forget his words on
that occasion. "Genticmen," raid he, "I
observed In Mexico that in n crisis of a tint
tlo tho army which chniged first was victori
ous. Let us charge!" The order was exe
cuted, und in an incredibly short time the
rebel army was driven back in its works, and
shortly after Ft. Donaldson fell. Then look
at his achievement In VIcksburg, where he
attacked and defeated both divisions of the
rebel army in detail. No finer stroke of
strategy was ever cxecutod. Grant will rank
with Napoleon, Wellington and the greatest
captains of the world. Time will only exalt
and brighten his fame by clearing away the
details nnd showing him as tho great central
liguro ol tho rebellion. He wilt be awnrded
the highest place in American history by the
futuio historians of our country.
Tho running of tho .V. Y , I. k O. trains
through this city is an important and valua
ble move for both the roail nnd Springfield.
The distance of the station, over two miles
from tho city, made it decidedly inconvenient
for departing and arriving passongers, since
there wero no minus of reaching it except by
tho lumbering old bus blunderbus, as the
passengers called it. This consumed much
time, and passengers who desired to travel
via the N. V. I', k 0. Invariably chose a more
inconvenient route, sooner than brave the
old Noah's ark 'bus by which It was
reached. The N. Y. V. k O. and old
0. S. k C, nt present operated by the I.
II. k W meet nt Urlnnn, and from that
point to a station called Shattuc junction run
closely puialltl to each other. At the junc
tion there is no crossing, but a switch has
been constructed to connect the two lines.
The plan is to run N. Y. V. k O. trains from
this switch over the I. II. k W. into Spring
field, a distance of ierhapa five miles. Then,
just out of Springfield ou the south u cross
ing connects the N. Y. I. k O. main line to
the I. II. k W.
Dels nro running pretty even as to whether
Mr. George 0. Rawlins, our recently nomi
nated representative, will do up Allen
O'Myers in the first round when the legisla
ture convenes or in the second.
Tho members ol the Springfield bar have
not yet got through wondering what lion.
J. K. Mower meant iu tho convention last
week by saying that it only takes half a
lawjer to prepare a criminal case.
"No," said Mr. Samuel Wnldmnn, manager
of Illack's opera house, wc shall not make n
specialty ot cheap ten-cent attractions at
HUck's next year. The fact Is, it don't pay.
To make a house pay at ten cents, you have
to have uu enormous crowd every night, and
the least let up in the size of the bouses idavs
havoc with the re:eipts. Then the class of
people that is attracted by the ten-cent shows
is ol such a character that the theater is sub
ject to ten time the wear to which it would
be by a higher class audience. Why, it cost
us nearly $200 to repair seals and other parts
ol Illack's opera house where the damage was
directly traceable to the vandals In tho audi
ence. We intend to run Illack's opiru house
as a first-class house next season and aro done
with the ten-cent attractions."
F.x-Speuker J. Warren Keifer, of this city,
is a victim of the autograph-hunting fiend.
There Is hardly a day but what the mail
brlugs Irom four to seven letters in, asking
for bis autograph. A small card or slip of
paper usually accompanies the request for tho
autograph, and the following will serve as a
specimen of tho language In which the re
quests aie couched: "J. W. Keifer Dear
Sir; I am making a collection of autographs
ot the dill'erent public men, and should be
pleased to have yours to add to the number.
If convenient, please write your name on
tho Inclosed slip, and oblige jours, very
truly," ki The General is very good-
natured nlHiut answering the requests,
though it is n lourte of considerable
troublo at limes to stop nil private
business and reply to a big bundle ot iiuto
graph boggurp. "There," ho will exclaim,
opening h big bundle of letters, "aro five
moro autograph cranks," The notes asking
for tho autographs aro In all handwritings,
Irom the delicate hulr-llne writing of tho so
ciely belle, hopelessly stricken with the auto-
I.mt.l, manld ll ll... l.fil.t anranrll rtf ll.n .naif. !
sutlercr Irom tho same complaint.
Now that thb prohibitionists have met and
nominated a county ticket, the question Is
when tho Salvation army and grcenbackers
will do the same Ihlng. A Salvation Army
convention would be one of the livliest
affairs that can well bo imagined, and,
tho brethren would doubtless paint tilings red
In good style. Rol. Ilerrington for prosecut
ing attorney, would lie n gilt-edge nomina
tion. Then how easy for them to conduct n
campaign. They could nail campaign lies,
nnd whoop up their ticket nt their meetings
every night.
Why don't one of the railroads arrange ono
of the $4.00 excursions to Niagara, which
usually make tho month of August pleasant
to hundreds of persons of limited income,
who long lor a cheap trip of three or four
days to get away from the Increasing grind
ol business? Niagara must be n very pleas
ant place, now that it Is n government park,
nnd now that it is possible to move In n
straight line for ten feet, without dodglDg
nine Bharks, trying to get filty cents out of
This Is tho way n democratic paper, tho
Cleveland I'lain Dealer, whacks away at our
John Wesley Hookwnller:
"It Is said that Hon. John W. Ilookwalter
has just shipped a superb set of furniture to
this country Irom Kurope, the custom duties
upon which alone are $100. It is also re
ported that every' vestige ol his ambition as n
politician is wiped out, nnd that he is living
in Paris for the present in a style of almost
princely mngnificence. Mr. Ilookwalter was,
wo believe, In 1881, the 'poor man's friend,'
the democratic candidate for governor."
This is most cruel. Tho motives ot Mr.
Bookwalter were probably entirely unselfish
and purely patriotic. It is not every democratic
statesman who is willing to encourage that
rising and promising institution, the New
York Custom House, with $100 in duties.
Sevi nil visitors nt the county convention
thought that It would have been exceedingly
appropriate il Uncle 'LIJ. "Coffin" had run
for coroner. Hut ho was not inquest ot the
office. Who said "rats?"
Twenty per cent, of tho band of Indians,
who have Just concluded a highly successful
engagement on the Market Square, were
genuine Indians, which is a very remarkable
showing indeed. There were five in the
band altogether, and one was an Indian. The
rest were Indlanians from the happy hunting
grounds of the hooeiers Ft. Wayne anil
Shelbyvllle. The only scalping any of the
band ever did was In selling railroad tickets.
The band did a wonderful business with
their Sagwa, or whatever tho name of their
"yarb tea" was, They were very mild for
genuine savages and only wanted the blood
ot Iheir patrons purified. .
Mr. George Guthrie has returned from a
pleasant two weeks' visit to I'uincsville,
I'rol. Victor (). Williams, formerly superin
tendent of music in the public schools in this
city, made a Hying visit to friends in this
cily last wtek, en route to the Magnetic
I'rof. 0. W. Iteute, formerly teacher ol
Oeiinan in the high school in this illy, und
latterly of Napoleon, Ohio, where be had a
position of similar character, has renigni d
his piwillon to become the editor ol the
Henry County Democrat.
"What doyoil think nl Wagner?" asked
a musical enthusiast nf h ynuiig ludy ou the
South Side, while paying the liimily n Iriend
ly visit the other evening. Tlie deep and
awlul silence which ensued was not under
stood by the young man until a Iricnd told
him on the way homo that the family an
members of tho Second Lutheran church.
His Honor, Hon. Commissioner of Swamp
Lands Charley W. Cnn-tuntiue, of this city,
t mentioned as the prospective chairman of
the democratic state central committee, lly
all means, let him have it. Willi Cnptaiu
lliishnell at tlie lif-ml if tin. r,.t.iil.l.r..i,i
Thompson ol the prohibition, and Constantino
oi ine iiemocrniic central committor, It would
look very mm h ns if Springfield was holding
up Ohio ioliticd by the tail.
In view ol tho heavy rain lust Thursday
ctcniug, August Olh, it would look as if the
postponement ol Grand Army Day lo next
wei k was providential, tiince the lith was the
second day of the original date set. With
fine weather, Grand Army Day next" wet k
will bo an occasion lorovtr memorable in the
history ol Springfield und Ohio. The great
parade ol the bronzed veterans of a hundred
battles, the camp laid out in strict military
order at the Fair grounds, the lamp-lire's
llickering light bringing out the lights and
shades of the faces ol tlie heroes, as they lis
ten to tho eloquence of Corporal Tanner, to
whom is accorded the reputation of being
the leading cunii-tiro orator in tho country,
and tliu displays ot fireworks, with their
fountains of living fire, will make such a liv
ing representation and paiiornma of army life
03 is rarely witnessed.
It Is Indeed rare that any Clark county
Ux-payer succeeds in pa) lug his taxta with
out iullicting on Treasurer Wilson, that old
and highly durable chestnut from lienjamln
Frauklin; "Nothing is certain but death aud
taxes." This well-worn aphorism lias been
used 2,431,341 times ut the least calculation
and is still fresh and in the ring.
It is said that an old nud highly recpectublo
farmer once presented himself at the treas
urer's window, when tho following colloquy
"Good day, Mr. II."
"Good day, Mr. Wilson. Just called to pay
my taxes. Nice day."
"Yes," Fald Mr. Wilson, running through
the list to find tlie applicant's name ou the
tax list, "and lie was right, too. Hen was a
great man."
"lien who," asked tho astonished farmer,
"and who was right?"
"Why," said tho treasurer, "didn't you just
remark that Hinj. Frankliu once said that
'nothing is certain but death and tuxes?'"
"No, sir," said tho farmer, "I said aotliing
of the kind."
"In that case I beg your purdou," said the
treasurer; "you're tho first mau though In
six months who hasn't,"
The announcement of the probable purchase
by (leneral Keller, F. Holford and J. S.
Crowell, ol tho Farm and Fireside, ot 1,000
acres of laud iu Kansas, has created much in
terest In the city. Tho land is iu F.llsworlh
county, Kansas, and Fl. Ilarker Is situated on
the tract. The price Is $00,000. The inten
tion of the purchasers is to build up a mauu-
laciuring town on me land. Kllsworlh county
has a fair population, and tho advantages
there for manufacturing are considered very
good. Mr. Crowell left last week to look
over the grouud carefully, and examine the
lacuiues tor luunutng a town, His Idea is to
lay out the town In streets, and plats uf lots,
aud to givo manufacturing firms the beet pos
sible Indiicenunls to locale there. It will be
remembered In this connection that General
Keller, together with Kx-Oovernor Chas.
Foster and others, Incorporated und founded
tho town of Walnut, Mo, where It wan al.
leged that largo mines of iron und coal
A report got nut In eomu way last
iVu.. .
week that Kd. Day, tho well known I. U.
k W, baggage master, had mysteriously dis
appeared while on his vacation. How the
rumor originated Is not known, since Mr.
Day Is well nnd enjoying himself, ar.l writes
frequent letters home to his brother ani
Some time since 1'. J.'Sorg, the Middle
town tobacco manofacturcr, offered Urge cash
prizes to the retail dealers In his goods who
sold the largest number of bis "spear head"
plugs of chewing tobacco. Several firms In
this city competed. Last week a dralt on
New York for $250 arrived to the address of
Cooper Ludlow, tho tobacconist of this city,
who Bent 21, til 'J tin spear heads, taken from
that number of ten cent plugs ot chewing
tobacco. S. 11. Stiles, also of this city, re
ceived a check for a similar amount. The
figures give sorno idea of the immense con
sumption ol chewing tobacco la this city.
The wrath of tho jieoplc In the neighbor
hood of Armstrong's boiler shop on Washing
ton street, is up to 250 degrees In the shade.
They even sit up nights thinking about noth
ing but the cause of their wrath. The cause of
all the trouble is the fact that the boiler shop
Is run all night whenever there as any special
pressure of work. Last Friday night the
scores of hammers fell on the sounding steel
from sunset to sunriso the next morn
ing, and the result was that no
one for squares around got
a wink ot sleep. Tho noise Is something
terrific nnd sorao nervous ladies In the neigh
borhood were almost driven Into hysterica
by it. Some of tlie people, even at the
Arcade hotel, could not sleep for the racket.
Tho people are discussing all sorts of, legal
measures If that boiler Iron symphony If re
pented. It is probable that the boiler shop
will ho moved out in the east end tome, time
in the future, but whether this future il near
or not canuot bu said with certainty.
Miss Mattio Huffman leaves for Cleveland
this week to visit friends.
Mr. Will O. Hall will leave for Chicago
the latter part of the month and will prob
ably mako that city his future home.
Miss Surah MoConnell, of New York, the
guest of Miss Snllie Cummings, of cast Main
street, leaves tomorrow for Cleveland where
she will spend the rest of the summer.
On Tuesday evening Miss Mamie Winalow,
of Hast High street, entertained a few of her
friends very handsomely at tea. Covers
were laid tor Miss Sallie Cummings, Misa
Sarah McConnell, Miss Anna Haldwin, and
Miss Georgie Roso.
On Wednesday evening Miss Ella Doug
Ishs, of cast High street, gave a very charm
ing little tea, entertaining Miss Alice and
Jennje Harris, of Zanesvllle, Miss Nannie
Kirsted, of Indianapolis, Mies Anna Black
and Miss Laura Coles.
The committoe on the excursion to the
colored state far- to lie held at Lexington,
Kentucky, next uontb, is composed of
Messrs. Dennis Ware, Cass Marjiu and H. I.
Dickson. The have about completed ar
rngeniciita with tho fan Handle to run the
excursion down.
Yesterduy afternoon Crayton Littler, of
I'itchin, left his wagon hitched on Kast High
street, ju east of Limestone street, while he
attended tho memorial services. When he
returned ho missed two pairs of pants, a
necktie, a pair of buttoned shoes, two white
shirts ami a solt black lint, which had been
stolen Irom the wagon. No clue to the thief
has lieen discovered.
Cholera in Spain is still making remarka
ble headway. Over two thousand new eases
are reported dally. If tho disease does not
spread yond Ill-fated Spain it will be only
e tho warning has been heeded.
Four thousand vigorous protestants were
sufficient to attract the attention of the pres
ent national administration, and h halt is
thereforo called to tho proceedings in locating
the Springfield postollice.
Vice President Hendricks regards the civil
service rules as wholly unfixed, and to be
regarded as somewhat ornamental. Mr.
Hendricks is nothing, if not u plain man in
his tastes; ho is also in the majority in that
particular, among democrats.
l'oliceman Kent, of Jersey City, N. J., who
snlVeicd Irom consumption und rheumatism,
and who believed so implicitly that he had
lieen cured by Jaith that he went back to
work, died the other day. On his deathbed
ho denounced tho faith cure business as a
Tho dynamiter has invaded Panama. Some
crunk tried to blow up the government house
there the other day. He failed, and was Ig
nomlniously grabbed by the soldiery and
thrown into prison. Wo uxmct to hear soon
of the dynamiter getting in his work in
Alaska or some equally distant and remote
It is significant that the Grant memorial
services in Paris were entirely in the hands
of Americans, while in London the exercises
were engineered by Koglish people. Tho
.Vow York Tribune suggests: "Hut after all,
our regard for Kngland and hers for us is
founded on blood relationship; und blood is
thicker than water, or even political friend
ship between Nations."
To-day the trains of the New York, Penn
sylvania k Ohio R. R. commence running
through Springfield. This marks another
step In our prosperity, nnd it should be, and
undoubtedly is, a mutter of considerable
prido lo our citizens that we are now supplied
willi the additional facilities which a great
railroad like tho N. Y, P. k 0. furnish.
Tho present management of the company
Is liberal, progressive and enterprising, and
It is to bo sincerely hoped that It will receive
from Springfield shippers and travelers a fair
proportion of patronage.
The editor of tho Cleveland Plain Dealer
dues up the vexed question of whether the
democratic state platform shall Indorse Mr.
Cleveland's civil service policy or dissent
from It, in the following amusing manner:
"The platform need not be long, and there is
no reason to suppose thcro will be any trou
blo about it. It wilt only need to Indorse
Preeideut Cleveland's administration, tlemanj
(Aal itemocmti In givtn thtojffiett, and realllrm
the principles that tho purty has stood by
thesu tweuly years."
Will the dernocriicy follow Mr, Armstrong's
suggestion nnd blow hot and cold in the
anno breath?
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