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WHELDON & MERRILL SKLt WHELDON & MERRILL SELL tfttttfl MCKSPN LUMP, I dQ CA I Vvv ICE OHELAJP. VOL. XXXIV NO. 131. SPEmGETELD, O., FKLDAY EVENING JUNE l. 1888. PRICE TWO CENTS. ftew Iterifa Jii liS HOCKING LUMP, i ' f 'II' If 1; p m I 1X1 K J. t ft " If M fl .V 6-f If 1 ! 1 if m If - WEATHER FACTS. Wuhizsto. Jane 1. Ohio: SlUbtly wanner, lairweatherl Springfield, O., May 31, 1888. WISE IN IIS DAY! Glutton One that digs his grave his teeth. Wise Man One that always carries an umbrella. t . ihat used to cepted saying, improved on it. be the ac But we have Now it is : -Wise Man One who-buys his outerwear and underwear, clothes, hats and furnishings at The When. Wife ol Wise Man One who buys "hubby" his cravats, handkerchiefs, hats and "sich" at The When. Mother of Wise Man One who buys the. children's spring suits, Star shirt waists and all the belongings for the boy at The When. Wise Workers Those like The When who, year after year, make improvement in their goods. This year there is a finish, style and good taste in our goods higher than has ever yet been reached, and still a workingman's suit for $3.75 can't be equaled elsewhere under 6. Wise People Generally Those who deal at THE WHEN, 25 and 27 West Main Street. CARMAN'S AUCTION SALE OF WATCHES JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE! STILL CONTINUES AT 56 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST. Many of the choicest goods are still left, and must positive ly be sold soon. The ENTIRE STOCK Safe, Fixtures, and all must go at any sacrifice. You can not afford to miss this oppor tunity to get first -class Roods at your own prices. Ladies are cordially invited to call. 'GOODS SOLO AT PRIVATE SEE During the day at eost. AUCTION AT 7:30 P. M. N. CARMAN 5G South Limestone St, Springfield, Oh'o. DISTRICT Messenger SERVICE. Telephone 150. I "" Where I the Fault T Jj Tbe South Charleston Sentinel mailed at 1 that place Wednesday rooming waadeliv- I I- ered here this (Friday) morning. Twelve a I miles In two days Is not ery good time, JK I C en for a democratic administration. m.in. n t n J ULUUI1U LUlllUlli I .i ca -n -hat -aCiO. .E a IW . SHERIDAN NO WORSE. A Sharp Thrust at "Belligerent rJon-Oom-batants" by General Sherman Sen sational Shooting at Chicago. The "WiTe of Hunker Ramon Fatally Wounds Rawson Lawyer In Open Court Interesting Details About General Sheridan. By the Associated Press. Wasiiixgtojc, June 1. The following bulletin was issued at 9 45 a. m.: 8:30 a. m. General Sheridan has held his own through the night There has been no re occurrence of imminent danger.but his gen eral condition still Justifies great concern. Signed by fire physicians, including Dr. William Pepper, of Philadelphia. bo severe was General Sheridan's re- relapse jesterday afternoon that Father Chapell was summoned to administer ex treme unction. Only by rapid work was the crisis tided over. The sick man night have died at any moment. The Post says the case had become so serious that the army sur geons who bare been In charge of the case determined to call in civilian aid. At this point a little Inside history may not be out of place. Several days after Gen. Sheri dan's first attack l physician was called in, whose name has never appeared on any bulletin. JIp found that digitalis had been given In lirge quantities. He ordered its suspension and substituted strychnia, a powerful nervine, lie, too, suggested the use of oxygen. The result of his course was seen In the long rally which followed he attack of Sunday morning, and which lasted until Wednesday nitbt Having given directions as to treatment he retired, and immediately other complications arose among them congestion and a cough. The congestion and cough Increased. When Dr. Lincoln came his keen Insight disclosed the difficulty, and suggested relief. While Indorsing what had been done he bad no hesitation In changing the treatment to re lieve the pressure on the lungs. The gen eral was bolstered up in bed to carry off the water which had congested the lungs. Cathartics were administered. This treat ment seems to have beem followed with a measure of success, but no great encourage ment Is now held out by any one. At 12 o'clock it was announced that the general's condition was practically un changed. There has been no recurrence of heart trouble since this morning. The Debate Id the House on the Bheri dan Bill. W-i.n-aTox. June 1. Mr. Sptnola, of New York; renewed his effort to have passed the senate bill to revive the rank of general of the army for the benefit of Lieutenant General Sheridan, but Mr. KUgore, of Texas, again objected. Mr. KandaU suggested that the bill might be passed Monday under suspension of rules and It was laid over. After some further business, Mr. Mills, of Texas, rising in his place, asked In the name of tbe Confederate soldiers, living and dead, that the house consider the Sher idan bill, but Mr. KUgore persisted In his objection. Spinola again sought to bring the Sheridan bill before the house by ask ing consent to report it back from the committee on military affairs. It had been referred to that committee after the pre ceding failure. Mr. KUgore was induced to withdraw his objection, so far as to allow the report to be made, but Mr. Oates, of Alabama, promptly renewed It The republicans desiring the immediate consid eration of the Sheridan bill resorted to dil atory tactics and finally objections gave way and the bill was taken up and passed. Sheridan to be General or the Army. WxsnisoTOX, June 1. The house passed the senate bill to revive the rank of general of tbe army, for the benefit of Gen eral Sheridan. The President Hljrned It. WAsnrsGToy, June T. -The Sheridan bill was signed and dent to the president, who approved it and sent the name of Sheridan to the senate. He la General. Washington, June 1. General Sheri dan's nomination was received by the sen ate. That body immediately went Into executive session and confirmed the nomi nation. Shortly before 3 o'clock General Sheri dan was informed of the signing of his commission as general of the army and he expressed himself as extremely gratified. Following was issued at 2:30 p. m.: No material change has occurred In Gen eral Sheridan's condition since the issue of tbe last bulletin, and certainly no change for the worse. He has been sleeping quietly at Intervals for three hours. Blight to Mayor Hewitt and Gen. Sher man. New YortK, June 1. Mayor Hewitt was not Invited to take part in the exer cises of memorial day. The fact that Gen. Sherman was not seen In any place of prominence also excited comment, and It is now learned that be was not only not In vited, but when be sent a request for a ticket to the exercises at the Metropolitan opera bouse, in tne evening, He was curtly informed that all the seats were sold. As the press resented the slight to tbe General, he has published a letter. In which he makes a plain statement of the case. In closing be makes a suggestion. He says: "And now 1 ask my com rades of tbe Grand Army, which made these civic ceremonies possible, as one of themselves, not claiming any priv ileges by reason of exalted rank and honors far above my deserts, if it is not better that we should devote Memorial Day to the cemeteries which con tain our honored dead and the dedication of permanent monuments in their honor for the teaching of patriotism to future generations instead of swelling street parades and pageants for tbe glorification of the 'beligerant non-combatants' who make use of us for their own progress. "Your friend, "W. T. SllEBJIAN." The Emperor Gone to Potsdam. Berlin, June 1. The emperor left for Potsdam today, by steamer. DELIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT. The Flower Girls' Drill at the First Luth eran Church Last Nljht. The prediction ol tne Kei-uiilic was singularly accurate when it stated in ad vance that the entertainment at the First Lutheran church last evening would possess a vast amount of novelty. The prophecy was more than realiied. It was certainly one of the most original and charming events of the spring time, and was a su preme success from whatever light It may be regarded. The attendance was extremely large, many being compelled to leave without getting entrance, while the vestibules were filled with spectators obtaining what view of the ceremonies was possible through the doors. The entertainment was given in the main auditorium of the church, from which nearly all the pews had been remov ed. A stage, larger than any theater's in the city, bad been erected and occupied fully one-third of the space in the church. It was carpeted with linen and presented a most handsome appearance. The booths and caves were models of beauty and strik ing arrangement The "Ice cave" was a lacy structure of purest white, sparkling with artificial frost and canopied with cot ton and ermine In excellent imitation of wintry snow. Within, a throne was graced by the queen of winter and her maids of honor ail in snowy white. The flashing and gleaming of 'this cave tn the gas-llgbt was singularly striking. The "butterfly cave" was hand somely arranged with flowers, mirrors, fairy lamps and exquisite hangings, and was what Its name indicated a delightful little retreat for the sale of those dainty trifles, artificial butterflies, composed of tinsel, gilt and silk paper in every imagina ble size and hue. Miss Ella Myers pre sided over this booth, and had a ready patronage. The candy and flower booths were also well patronized, and were pretti ly arranged. The feature of the evening was the flower girls' drill, executed by sixteen young ladies in pure white gowns of exquisite make, with their hair powdered and faces whitened to the likeness of mar ble. This spectacle was one of the most fascinating imaginable and the drill, al though Intricate, was faultlessly executed. Mr. A. U. Griffith was captain, and put his fair command through the maneuvers in a manner that won the frequent applause of the audience. It was univer sal comment that no prettier drill was eier presented In Springfield than last evening's. lue remainder of tne exercises consisted of a very pretty solo, sang by Mrs. B. IL Whitely in a charming manner and excel lent voice, a brilliant piano solo by Miss Painter and a contralto solo by Miss Alice Vose, the mention of whose name alone is sufficient warrant that It was admirably executed. At tbe conclusion of the exercises, in dividual tables were magically produced upon the stage and for two hours longer the sale of dainty refreshments went with a gratifying rush. The social features of the evening were exceptionally pleasant By universal demand the entertainment will be repeated with new features next next Monday evening. IT MICHT HAVE BEEN WORSE. Colonel Pntnam and Companions Meet With an Accident. On Memorial Day Col. D. C. Putnam, Comrades K. F. Delo and Thomas E. Lott were driving to Pitchln to participate in the ceremonies there, when they met with on adventure which gave them quite a shaking up. While running along at a rapid rate the bolt which makes the shaft fastening came out and the vehicle began wabbling and running forward on the horse's heels and tbe situation was fast becoming anything but interesting. Mr. Delo and CoL Putnam concluded that they would jump and attempt to catch tbe horse, while Brother Lott held the lines. In jumping Col. Putnam fell, the vehicle pass ing oer him, and Mr. Delo was consider ably shaken up. The gentlemen after re turning to the city felt no inconvenience from the adventure and took part in the parade and exercises here. Yesterday, however, they began to feel tbe effects. Colonel Putnam was hardly able to be about yesterday and today, while Mr. Delo felt considerably under the weather. It was fortunate that the accident resulted no ranre seriously. Mr. Lott escaped without any injurious effects. BOUND OVER. KmmetT.RhoadsUas a Hearing lief ore United States Commissioner. E. V. Rboads was given a hearing be fore W. S, Thomas, of Troy, Tuesday, who bound bim over to the U. S. court in the sum of S10.000, which Jwas furnished by John Poorman and John H. Batdorf. Mr. Rhoads was first elected cashier in 1SS0. and gave bond in S10.000. He was elected but once, but In February his bond was increased to 320,000, with John Poor man, B. It Wilson, J. P. Klser, S. H. Stockston, G. G. McCrea and H. H. Long as bondsmen. The bondsmen are good, the bank has a surplus of 814,000 and premiums of 55, 000. Besides, unless something more than is now known turns up. Mr. Itboads's own property will pay his Indebtedness. Dr. Baker was in town today and stated that the feeling was turning very strongly in Rhoads's favor. Urbana Citizen. CHICAGO. Startling Kplsode In a Court ltoom This Morning. Chicago, June 1. A tremendous sensa tion occurred in Judge Jamteson's court shortly after 10 o'clock this morning, while the docket was being called. Mrs. McKee L. Rawson was impatiently waiting for the divorce case of her husband, Banker Raw son, to be called. Colonel IL C. Whitney, her husband's attorney, was sitting at a side table writing, when the court was suddenly startled to hear a pistol shot and Colonel Whitney at once disap peared under the table. The shot was fol lowed by four more In rapid stccesslon, and Mrs. Rawson was seen pursuing Whitney with a Smith & Weston thirty-eight caliber revolver. Mrs. Rawson succeeded In em plying her revolver at Whitney before she could be captured. Two of tbe balls hit the lawyer, one taking effect below the groin and the other In the left leg. The wound near the right groin will probaoly be fatal. Judge Jamieson at once ordered Mrs. Rawson's arrest and she was taken to Jail. Killed by a Bear. Charlottesville, Va., June 1. A few days ago Ben Shiplett, farmer, 1n this county, sent his little girl, 11 years old, to a neighboring farmer for milk. The failure of the child to return alarmed the parents and an Investigation that followed leads to the conclusion that she was killed by a bear. General Illrge Dead. New Yobk, June 1. Gen. Henry W. Birge,one of the famous commanders of the army of the Shenandoah during tbe rebel lion, died this morning at the Gedney house from paralysis. He was stricken on tbe even ing of Memorial Day, at Norwich, Conn. THE FLYERS. Interest Among the Horsemen Increasing Fluo Itecords Made by Horses in Train Ing OCer Items of Interest. In a conversation with a prominent gen tleman of this city this morning concerning fast horses, a representative of the KErun Lie found that the great Interest that once existed among owners of fast trotters Is In creasing, and it is altogether probable that a fall meeting may be had this year at the fair grounds. They recognize the fact that they have the finest facilities to be had anywhere In the state and one of tbe finest one-half mile tracks In the country. In fact, the track Is in a better condition now than ever before, and is a very valuable acquisition to the horse owners in this and neighboring cities. The stables are In excellent condition and at present there are a large number of horses occupying stalls In them. In all there are about thirty horses at the Fair grounds. In cluding some ol the nest speed-makers in the state, i They are in nne form and in the hands, of good trainers and some very fins work la being accomplished. A few daTB ago Mr. John Wren's black filly. now being broken by Andy Coleman, paced a one-half mile beat In l:ll, which is con sidered an Extraordinary feat for a 3-year-old, who has only been bandied about three weeks, having been just brought in from the country. Deck Wright the well known horse owned by Cincinnati parties, is also among the horses in charge of Mr. Coleman, and Is doing some good work. Mr. Coleman has -added to his list a sorrel gelding, pur chased from Dr. Harris, of Clifton, which Is also doing good work with 2:35 as a starter, with a promise of a bright future. Mr. Lou Uagerman has seven or eight horses, among" which are Dr. J. W. Morri son's two-year-old filly and Dr. Russell's three-year-old, both of which are causing their owners to look upon them with pride on account1' of the thorough training that they are receiving. Messrs. KInnane and Wren have Jthelr bay geldlug, I. B. A W., and are proud of tbe fine qualities display ed by him on tbe track. Frank A.t the grey pacer owned by Mr. Frank Ashbaugh, of the Arcade, and which won such great admiration last winter as a snow horse, is registered at the stables in the care of Andrew Coleman, and is sus taining his previous record and developing Into a fine track horse dally. Mr. Ash baugh has pyrchased the half sister to tbe filly owned by Mr. John Wren, on tbe strength of tbe excellent work done and fide record made by Mr. John Wren's Mile, and it Is hoped that his horse will not belie its breeding. There are a number of other horses in the stables that are doing just as good work, in fact all the horses are showing fine speed, and in the event of a meeting this fall the racing will be spirited and well worth witnessing. Everyone remembers the great interest In such matters and the enjoyment the meet ings afforded, a few years ago, and it is not to be presumed for a moment that a city of this size cannot afford to sustain an affair of this kind.. PURSUING PROSTITUTION. The Authorities Manifest a Determlna. tlon to Break Up Houses of Ill-Fame. For some time past bitter complaint has come from property-owners on south Mar ket and south Center streets, whose prop erty abuts otj Winter street that that notor ious resortvof prostitution is seriously affecting the'value of their 'property, an3 the prices it will bring when rented. So persistent and emphatic have been these complaints that Mayor Kelly lias at last determined to act in tbe matter by notify ing the parties who own houses and rent them knowingly for these purposes. Ac cordingly the following vehicles -vere sent out tliis morning: Madam (ok Sin) Complaint has been made to me by various citizens that jou are renting or letting your house at Win ter street to be used for the unlawful pur pose of prostitution and lewdness. I hereby quote you the section of law pertaining to the renting or letting of houses for said purposes, to-wlt: Sec. 7025. A house or building used or occupied as a house of ill-fame, or for the purpose of prostitution, is a public nui sance, and whoever keeps a house of ill fame, resorted to for the purpose of prosti tution or lewdness, or lets a house to be so kept or knowingly per mits a house which he has to let to be so kept shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months, or both, and the court may order that the nui sance be abated. As it is my duty to see that the law Is enforced 1 now notify you that unless you cease renting said bouse for tbe unlawful purpose aforesaid we will proceed against ) ou according to law. O. S. Kellt, Mayer of Springfield, O. Notices of the above character have been sent to the following: Tiieo lluter, Ella Wilson. Caroline Rummage, Lucinda Toies and Haney Hughes. Some of the principal bagnios on Win ter street are located in houses owned by the "madams" who keep them, and it is not known how the law will effect tbem. Chief Ambrose said, this morning, that he grave ly doubted the wisdom of taking measures which would scatter the houses over the city. If exist they must he favored hav ing them all located In a particular district, where they could be under surveillance and could be closely watched. DIEHL'S NEW BUILDING Having Been Examined by the Inspec tors is Found to be Unsafe. Mr. William Dielil's new building, on the corner ot Main and Water streets, and now In the course of construction, has been found to be spreading and causing the walls and ceilings of the Banholzer build ing, which Is adjacent to it to crack in sev eral places, opening in many places from two to three inches. A few days ago the mayor and the committee on Inspection of buildings examined the building and recom mended that strong Iron girders be placed upon the joIMs ot the second and third floors, extending from the east to the west walls. This will be done and whatever else that may be necessary to render it safe. The damage done to the Banholzer build ing will be adjusted in a lair ana equltame manner. An Eloquent IVnr Relic. Mr. J. R. Marshall, who Is now repre senting a Columbus firm through the south, has sent to Mitchell post through Colonel King, a gavel made from a knot of pine wood cut from a tree on the battle-field of Chicamagua. The gavel is of tho ordinary size, with handle and all complete, and Im bedded In the small piece of wood are two musket balls, one a Belgium ball and the other a Minle, sent there from the musket of some soldiers during the battle. It is an eloquent relic of the battle, and will be highly appreciated by Mitchell post. "Fanchon the Cricket." The Baldwin-Melville company are con tinuing to play to packed houses all the week. Tomorrow afternoon at the matinee they give "Fanchon the Cricket" and every child attending will be given a pres ent Specialties will be Introduced to par ticularly interest the little folks. Tho prices of admission will be ten and twenty cents. WHY WAS IT ? Some Pertinent Inquiries Regarding the Treatment of General Sherman on Memorial Day in New York. A Iloomtnu Letter from Knnsns Interest, lug Kutertalnment nt the First Luth eran Church Ilonril of Trade Hoard or Health. In the telegraphic columns of Thurs days Republic, appeared a dispatch from New York referring to the shabby treat ment which General Sherman had received, in that city, on Memorial Day. The fol lowing, referring to that dispatch, from the editorial columns of today's Commercial Gazette, will strike a responsive chord in the breast of every patriot : "Can it be true that General Sherman, on the occasion of the decoration ceremo nies in New York, was forgotten ? Or was it neglect ? Or was it a snub ? The three great generals of the war were Grant, Sher man and Sheridan. Grant is dead. Sheri dan is on a sick bed and Sherman was In New York neglected, while the men who fought in the war were asked to pass a stand and bow toGroverClee land, who during the war was a cop perhead. Have the hands of the clock been turned back? Have we come to this? Are the soldiers of the republic who saved the union been reduced to the humiliating position of uncovering their heads to a cop perhead, while the great living general of the war, who led the soldiers to victory, sat In his room neglected, uninvited and snubbed? This is something that It b worth while to think about" MITCHELL POST, C. A. R , Held Their Regular ScMlon Last Might Gavel Presentation. Last night Mitchell post No. 45, G. A. R., held their regular session with a good attendance aud'tiiB-foHowing officers pres- -ent; Coiumandfr-eector-vice-commandar, -oftlcer-of-the-dayradjutantf-quartor master, and "officer of the guariL The'reportsof the adjutant and quartermaster were read and-adoptetL .Comrades .Putnam, Stewart andPayjyre-rerrted-IckrFTve"ap-plicatfons wereJrwenfecL. three of which w-erereferrplToineTommitt6S Three new members were mustered in Samuel Harris, company A, 94th O. V. L; Robt Porter, company D, 146th O. V. 1 ; J. M. Kurtz, company 1, 44th O. T. I., and 8tb. O. V. C. Col. King, on behalf of J. It Marshall, of the News, presented the post with a gavel made from a piece of pine from tbe battle field of Chicamauga. Comrade Delo moved that a vote of thanks be tendered Mr. Marshall for the gaveL Comrade Delo moved that the sermon of Dr. Fulierton and the oration of General Hurst and any other sermon or oration. be secured and placed In the archives ot the "'"""" resot the nbxjrTm- post Alter some other business of in portance the meeting adjourned. THE BOARD OF HEALTH. The City Council Should See to It That Only Good Men are Selected. The city will certainly now have a board of health, since the law makes It Impera tive ou tho part of council to establish such a board. The board is composed of seven members, the mayor being an ex-offic!o member and president and six other mem' bers aro to be appointed by the city coun cil. Council should be very careful in the selection or these men. Meu should be se lected who have a htness for the position. The usefulness of the board should In no way be Impaired by the selection of incom petent men, or men who are really not in sympamy with the .movement The board should be madu as efficient as it is possible to make it under the law. and this can only be done by the appointment or competent men. "HUMP" ESCAPES. He GlTestlie Hospital I'eople the Flowery blip at Dayton. A week ao "Hump" Gillespie and Dot Bealey, two notorious people of opposite sex, wi re sent to the Dayton work house from Uila city for a scrap on Winter street, la which Dot was badly beaten up and uiump" was shot in the arm, making a painful wound. As soon as "Hump" ar rived in Dayton, he made application to be sent to tne hospital, and his arm was so bad that he was transferred tlwre. This was nuts for tho Blick and oleaginous "Hump." Saturday he raised a window, dropped to tbe grouna below and made his escape. It is probable that he Is in Troy or Piqua, but he wilt give Springfield a wide berth for some time to come. He stands In solidly with the police authorities at Troy and Is probably there. "An Old Timer." Adjutant General Axline received some Interesting relic3 yesterday, one being a portion of a flag used by a regiment of General Harrison's army In 1812. The piece bears an eagle and thirteen stars. With the relic Is a letter written by Jacob Boerstler while in camp near Da ton In May. 1812. Boerstler enlisted at Browns town, Clermont county. The relic is from Miss Sallie Sweger, of Circleville. Colum bus Journal . The Board of Trade Movement. The canvassing committees for Board ot Trade members are meeting with encour aging success. A large number of signers have been secured and the field has not yet Deen thoroughly gone over, a meeting of the general committee will be held early next week, and a comparison of papers made when a general meeting oi the mem bers will probably be called. The matter seems to be healthy. Exeunt the Old Officers. Pursuant to the slate presented by Mayor Kelly to the city council and" accepted by that body on Tuesday evening, the follow ing officers went off duty permanently at 12 o'clock last night by the expiration of their terms: Officers Kennedy, Durkee, Croft and Bishop. Officer Norton's time would hav e ended at that time, but he was already under suspension for misconduct He Is a Mascot. The Springfield IlErunLic tells about a young man who should be brought to Co lumbus at once it he can be secured: "Onu of the District Telegraph messenger bojs accomplished the f eat esteruay of deliver ing a message jesterday seven miles out in the country on foot He accomplished the fourteen miles very promptly and came back as fresh as a daisj." Columbus Jour nals It Wax a "Ten strike." The Brooklj n Times reproduced Governor Foraker's speech iu which he describes Cleveland's Memorial day fishing trip last year. That speech will make good read ing fifty years hence. Columbus Journal. James G. Blaine U a grocer in New York. HOW TO CREATE A BOOM. What a Hnrlnglleld Lady Finds In Kan. sas Sotne3iigcestlOD4 for This City. To the Edltorof the Republic: Kansas Citv, Mo.. May 30. Ever since I came to Kansas City I have been im pressed with the way "booms" are created in this city, and have asked myself the question: Why don't Springfield, O., go and do likewise? Of course the fundamental principle to the making of this great city is the concen tration of railroads and the distribution of merchandise to all surrounding points: by the way, there are now, 1 believe, twenty three lines leading Into town, and another has been granted right of way, which Is certainly a good basis on which to build a good sized town, but which does not war rant such dimensions as this city has at tained. There are other forces at work. 1 would only mention one of these, and give a hint at another. Cable Hues and adver ting. Cable roads are indeed the great motors of extension, extensions are enlargements of limits, enlargements of limits means homes for the million, and homes fur the poor. Why can not Springfield have a cable road? A good many cities have followed the lead of San Francisco and Kansas City and tried them, and tbe success of them is ap parent oy me cry, "Give us moreof them " How would it strike you to have a line to Moorebeld ? Perhaps you will say It would not pay. From what I see, 1 believe-it would. When Kinsas CItyans want an Improve ment they do not as a rule, ask will It pay? but say we will make It pay. Here Is an Instance: This man owns a large tract of land adjacent to the city; he forms a syn dicate, the ground Is platted and advertised tor sale on easy terms; the advertisements are elaborately gotten up. setting forth tho beauty of scenery, the bealthfulness of the climate and advantages to such a degree that it often covers an entire page of a newspaper, making people feel that they must buy or die and that the only draw- DacK to During is toe distance the place is from the business portion of the city; this difficulty is partly overcome by hinting at tho probability of a cable line; some buy aud settle and chance it others buy and build on speculation; at this juncture, or perhaps at an earlier stage of proceedings. ground is set aside for a park (by the way, something that Springfield has long been crying for); free excursions are "got up" and after some more preliminar ies a franchise is applied for and granted, aud tho building boom is established. Houses spring up like flowers in May, schools are granted and churches find their places among them. Farmers ou theLagonda pike, how would yon like to lay out part of your farms in lots and realize "largely" on them? Yes, I believe cable lines pay. Of course. I have no access to the various companies books, but when I see cars passing me at very short intervals, packed to their utmost capacity, tbe exclamation comes involun tai S m tary. It must pay! Now. when I consider that you have tbe thickly-settled country around vou. and the capital and enterprise even right in La- gonda, 1 say again. Why not? As to advertising, please notice the fol lowing, which is one way to sell lots that are for some reason not very desirable: K WIS E YOIINT, MAN will buv a home ol the ii JI, H. & T..Ral. Kstata-Truit Co. on 10 yeirs time; II he dies during tbe IV years tne company cancels the mortgaze and leaves the home tree to the family. Office Water Works bulilai;. corner Sixth an! Walnut streets. AH the samee, sav3 the Chinaman, It will hold a bouse anyhow, and help to swell the crowd. Dont' that beat the proverbial Yankee? Mas. Fowleis. If Lagonda avenue Is not suited, why not carry it along Mitchell's boulevard? CENERAL SHERIDAN AS A BOY A Dayton Gentlemto Tells How He Grew up at Somerset. Mr. George W. Jackson, a contractor of Dayton, was a boy with General Sheridan at Somerset Ohio, and has been inter viewed by a reporter ot tho Democrat: "Little Phil.," said Mr. Jackson, came to Somerset when about eighteen months or two years old. He was the son of John Sheridan, an Irishmau, who immigrated to this country a few years before he came to Somerset Phil.. I think, was born either at sea or In tbe old country. He grew up to be a very smart boy, and knew all about horses, driving tbe horses owned by his father, who was a carter. PhlL was full of fun and mischief, and hia bright smart witty manners made his very popular. He was clerk in the dry goods store of my uncle, Henry Ditto, at Somerset for some years." "How did he come to go to West Point?" asked the reporter. "Well," said Mr. Jackson, "Old Tom Ewlng took a fancy to the boy for bis brightness, and aidd by my uncle, Mr. Ditto, and Tom Ritchie, the representative in congress from our district obtained bim an appointment to West Point He was delighted to go, but bis companions were sorry to see him leave." "Ah!" said Mr. Jackson, with a retro spective, "many's the time I've played cards with Phil, for chestnuts." And the remembrance of thb innocent form of gambling brought back memories of the bright smart lively boy destined to excel in generalship, as he had excelled both In bis studies and his games. A ROTTEN COVERINC. A Little Child Fall Down a Deep Well aud U Killed. The two-year old child of Wesley Crea- ger, residing on tne Lebanon pike, about four miles southeast of Dayton, met with a sad and distressing death Tuesday evening. While the mother of the child was en gaged in preparing supper the child was playing about the well, the covering ot which, it appears, was not in sound and sate condition. Of the accident the Dayten Monitor says: 'The child fell to a distance of forty-six feet, meeting instant death. The mother erew frantic wnen sne discovered her child's fate, and at once called her hus band, who was working near tbe house, for assistance. lie hastened to the scene, tied the rope of the windlass around his waist, and jumped down Into the well. Tbe windlass spun around for a sec end, and then Mr. Creager struck the bottom of the well. He grasped the child in his arms and started toward the top of the well, but became exhausted and bad to stop. lie had just recovered from a spell of sickness and was weak, and then the shock unstrung his nerves. lie was just on tbe point of falling back to the bottom of the well when a neighbor arrived and assisted in rescuing him. The child which Creager had in his arms was dead. and although an effort was made to resusci tate it, it proved useless. Creager himself is now in a critical condition." Springfield People nt Dnyton. The following Springfield parties were present at the annual convention of the Cincinnati branch of the Women's Home Missionary society, held In Dayton this week: Mrs. J. J. Collett Bev. and Mrs. Frank Mitchell, Mrs. Eva Penfield, Mrs. lttmsey, Mrs. Hill and Miss llifF. Mrs. MatwbII. Sirs. FhIIows. Mrs. Hntick. Mrs- Mckibben, Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. J. W. Bums. OIE3 CURTAINS! We Place on Sale Today Two Patterns in Irish Point Curtains They are worth $7. Wo haTe marked them $5.00 PER PAIR Owing to thedelay In receiv ing them. These Curtains were made to our order in iSt. Gall, Switzerland, and aro TIE BEST VALUE EVER SIIOWX IX THIS CITY. MURPHY &BR0. 4S AND 50 LIMESTONE ST. JJ. B.- -New Challies in choice patterns opened today. SPECIAL LINE -OF- UNDERWEAE! H j rV'- & -ANT FURNISHERS, Are Showing Special Lines Jn Lisle Thread, English anri French Balbriggan, both in fancy and white. Something new in the way of French Pique Lisle, espec ially nice for hot weather. BRUCE, Hi GO. Popular Clothiers. "THE MEAN THWG." VVhatan Observing Reporter Haa DlteoT ered In the Air. Some "bold and bad" reporter hath writ ten the following, but of course It does no: refer to Springfield boys ana girls: "These are the days when a big brother or sister dresses up the commencement ef forts of the blgh school graduates, and puts on the frills and furbelows to suit the most exacting taste. The time-tinted copies ot Beyond the Alps Lies Our Italy,' 'Per As pera ad Astra,' 'Alter the Night the Morn ing.' 'Finis Coronat Opus,' and others of that class are hauled from the dim recesses of the old trunk in the garret the flowers of rhetoric and expression culled therefrom and made to do duty again before an ad miring audience of fond papas and mam mas. As it was in the beginning so shall It be to the end ot the commencement ex ercises." Report of the Patrol Uouae for May. The following is the report of the patrol house force for the month ot May: Number ot arrests 71, number ot runs TS, miles ma 190, accidents 3, insane 3. MP Hi. m 13! ir 4A- pi iii m : i -SBSfcS&V' .jjujWiiniilin'""nri rm n i ' ' I iii Tn Tiir " - - - , m 1 mi iiwmninijIiiN ..!