SPIHNGFIEU), O., MONDAY EVENING JULY 9, 1888.
VOL. XXXIV NO. 162.
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De sold In competition vlth the multitude of
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The Bnshnell Guards. Co, A, Fourth
Battalion, O. N. G., are commanded to as
semble at their armory Tuesday evening,
ll0inth t ft nVlnftlr- fnr lnsnertlnn.
Major Townsend, major commanding tbo
battalion, will be present ana conaucs we
ausweuou. ayoruer oi
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A BLUE MONDAY
And Its Occurrences and Catastrophes
in Various Farts of the Old and
Klnf Milan Wishes to Oct Possession at
the Crown Prince The American
Dutchess Meet With a Warm
HeeeptIon In London.
Br the Associated Press.
Belgrade, July 0. King Milan has for
mally Invoked the aid of the authorities of
Prussia, in the province of Hesse-Nassau,
to force his wife, who Is now stopping at
Wiesbaden, to surrender to him the person
of the crown prince.
Opera House Destrojed.
El Paso, Texas, July 9. The Myers
opera house, one of the most beautiful
buildings In the southwest, lain ruins. On
Saturday night the first floor gave way.and
brought down tnto me cellars several Iron
pillars and girders that supported the
proscenium and octagon dome. Subse
quently the dome fell and part 01 the walls.
No one was hurt, ine accident was caused
by piling too much weight on the floor In
one of the stores.
The Storm on Saturday and Sunday.
Cincijcnati, July 9. Uesvy wind, hall
and rain storms are reported Saturday and
Sunday from Parkersburg, W. Vs., South
eastern Ohio. Montpelier and Wabash, Ind ,
and Bloonilngton, 111. In many places the
crops are much injured by wind and ball.
and In other places freshets did much
age, in low lands. Storms were
nearly all over Ohio, Kentucky am
Looov, July 9. A marriage has been
arranged between Dr. Stewart, practicing
physician, London, and the eldest sister of
the Duke of Norfolk. The new Duchess
of Marlborough arrived In London this
afternoon, and -was cordially received
by her mother-in-law, Lady Randolph
Churchill, and other members of her bus
He Considers Himself Too Reapectable to
Associate with the Great and Only John
The Columbus Journal of this (Monday)
morning gives some Interesting Inside hls
toryabout the 2foms-Morgan combina
tion: "Bllnky" Morgan Is again on his ire on
account of the article which appeared in the
Cleveland Leader last week. The article
was an Interview with John T. Norris, who
claimed that Morgan would not hang, and
he based bis opinion on the assertion that
at the last moment the noted criminal
would open his mouth and talk. Morgan
again denies that he has anything to say,
and further asserts that Norris was the
direct cause of having his (Mor
gan's) name connected with the Ra
venna tragedy, and thereby causing
his arrest Morgan claims that
Norris has a grudge against Hanley and
Harrington for knocking him down some
jears ago, and that be Immediately sought
revenge against these crooks by mixing
them up with the murder of Uulligan. In
looking aboutforthe third man, Norris con
cluded that It must be Morgan, who
formerly associated with these men.
Morgan claims that so anxious" is Nor
ris to have vengeance on these men that
Norris made a proposition to him last
winter that he should not hang
If he would make an affidavit that Har
rington and llanley were in the Raveu
na targedy. Morgan immediately re
jected this and requested Warden Cof-
tin not to permit Norris to visit the an
nex again as long as he was an Inmate
there. This, lillnky asserts, happened last
winter when John T. Norris was In the
role of his best friend and champion, and It
W a well-known fact that Norris has not
been in the annex since the warden was re
queued to keep him out
With all that has been said about the
relations of Norris and Morgan there Is
one bit of information which has boon
overlooked, and which Norris has sup
pressed in his usual wary stylo. It is a
well-known t fact, that John T. Norris
does not work for love. Then why did
he take such an interest In Morgan's case
and why Is he at present claiming that
Jlmmle Robinson Is Innocent? It will be
remembered that the reward for the recov
ery of the stolen furs which McMunii
and his "pals" made off with
has never been paid because no one
was ever able to recover the goods.
Norris, with his usual eye to busi
ness, worked Morgan in hopes
that he would reveal where the stolen
furs were shipped, and then upon re
covering them he could claim the reward.
which amounts to about S3.000. Norris
told a State Journal reporter this at the
time he was championing Morgan's cause.
Is he working the same racket on Robin
Death of MIm Denle lluibank. Formerly
or thle City, at Atlanta, Ga.
The many friends In Springfield of Prof,
and Mrs. A..1L Burbank, of Atlanta. Ga.,
who were, formerly residents of this city,
will be grieved to learn of a new affliction
that has been placed by the hand of death
upon that sorrowing family. Afew months
ago they were called upon to mourn tne
death of their beloved daughter, Mrs. J.
Now a new sorrrow has otertaken
them In the death of Bessie,
their bright 11-year-old dai,iter, which
occurred at 7 o'clock Saturday morning
from typhoid malaria. She wat III but
three days, and her death wasUiribly,
The body was taken to Danville, Ky.,
the old homestead, for burial. Bessie was
a bright sweet-tempered girl, and her
death Is a sad. blow. Many friends In this
city unite In heart-felt sympathy for the
Cant of Thanke.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Bartholomew
wish to express their sincere thanks to
their many friends and neighbors who, by
thoughtful acts of kindness, have minis
tered to them In their deep affliction, by the
loss of their infant son. Oscar. Their sym
pathy and kindness will always be remem
bered with feelings of deepest gratitude.
After Many Yean.
By his attorney;'' J. J. Miller, esq., Wil
liam Gove, has brought suit against his
wife. Adelaide Gove, on the grounds of
wilful absence for three years. The parties
were married in Auburn, Cayuga county,
Now York, In 1848, and now asks sepsra-
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I axe prominent
BLAINE IN THE CAMPAIGN.
The Plumed Knight to be Glveu a Grand
Iteceptlon In Chicago Sometime In An
gust. Mr. Blaine will return to this country In
about three v.eeks. and will Immediately
begin hard work for the republican ticket
A Chicago special gives an outline of the
programme for August :
"Mr. Blaine Is booked for a speech In
Chicago the second week In August, and
the Blaine club of this city, is making ex
tensile preparations to receive him here.
The club will hold a ratification meeting on
the lake front next week, but this will be
nothing as compared to the reception given
"An Inquiry has been received from New
York from the Blaine club there as to
whether the club could arrange for a
demonstration In Chicago at the time men
tioned, to which an answer was returned
that the Maine statesmen would be given a
royal welcome by his admirers here. Mr.
Blaine will stop at Indianapolis on his way
to Chicago for the purpose of conferring
with General Harrison, and a committee
will go from here to the Hoosler capital to
properly receive him.
"In fact the entire dob may go to In
dianapolis to greet the Maine man and ac
company him to this city, and the enthu
siasm promises to be something surprising.
An effort will be made to secure the
attendance of General Harrison at the
same time, and should this be successful
the greatest political demonstration ever
seen outs'de of New York Is promised.
Excursion trains are to be run for the ben
efit of the surrounding states, and the din
is expected to exceed that of the conven
WEST END BURGLARY.
r Groeerr llurglarlied Saini
Yesterday (Sunday) morning at aboi
9 o'clock. Mr. Harry Barr, the son
of Mr. John M. Barr, the grocer at the
corner of Main and Factory streets, when
coming to the store, found the back door
standing open, and at once came to the
conclusion that the store had been entered
and the till tanned. Upon Investigation
no marks were found upon the door. Indi
cating that it had been forced open, and all
the windows and other doors were as they
left them Saturday night
It was found that about 82 in small
change and some tobacco and cigars were
all that was taken. It is supposed that
some one. during their usual rush of Satur
day night secreted himself in the store and
waited for them to close up. which they
did at about 11:30 o'clock. The thief then
had the Geld to himself; but from the re
sult of the Investigations made, did not
rean as big a harvest as expected.
Nothing of value has been missed. fnd
Mr. Barr Is not greatly worried over the
BROKE A LEG
Mrs. Jamre Klnnane Meets YYIIh aSertoua
Accident Sunday Afternoon A Dislo
Mrs. James Klnnane met with a serious
and painful accident Sunday afternoon,
while visiting her sister, Mrs. Haywardt
north of the city on the Urbana pike. In
steDDlne on a wet board she slipped and
fell, causing a bad fracture of the left leg,
which will lay her up for weeks. Dr. Rus
sell was called out to attend her this mora
David Xander, a prominent farmer Ilv
Inc this side of Lawrencevllle, fell from a
horse upon which he was sitting sldewlse.
this mornlng.and dislocated his shoulder on
the hard ground.
Sudden Death of an Estimable Lady.
Mrs. Jennie Edas (Clark) Althoff, wife
of Mr. Felix M. Althoff. died at her home.
in Davton, early this morning. Death came
suddenly and unexpectedly, the deceased
having been sick only a few days and up to
last night was not regarded as In a danger
ous condition, by her physicians. Mrs.
Althoff was aged about 48 J ears and was a
highly respected, kind and estimable lady,
who will be greatly missed by ber relatives
and large circle of friends. She leaves a
husband and one son in ber Immediate
family. Mr. Charles E. Clark, business
manager of the Republic, and Mr. Doug
las Clark, also of this city, are brothers of
Hen Harrison In Springfield.
Mr. Louis Kerns, while an excellent me
chanic and an ardent republican, does not
allow business and politics to occupy his
entire time, but has an eye for a good piece
of horseflesh and knows a good animal
when he sees It
lie has recently purchased a flyer, which
gUes promise of great speed, and has
named him "Ben Harrison," because it Is
sure to be a winner, and that Is what Ben
Harrison means. Mr. Kerns proposes that
the public shall hear favorable returns
from both these Ben Harrisons before
Thanksgiving time, next November.
Mayor Kelly Thanked.
The following preamble and resolution
were unanimously adopted by the First
Congregational Sunday school, June 8th:
Whereas, Hon. Oliver S. Kelly has given
to the Congregational 3abbath school and
its friends, the use of his traction engine,
with the services of two men, to manage It
to com ey the school. In a train of wagons,
from Springfield to Clifton, on the occa
sion of Its annual picnic, all without
Resolved, That the members of the
school most heartily thank Mr. Kelly for
bis thoughtful courtesy and liberal gener
osity. Sunday's Storm.
We are having it now.
The storm at 2 p. m. Sunday was the
hardest rain of the season, and it
was accompanied by an ugly
wind. Corn was blown down, fences
demolished and trees overturned. The
streets were soon rivers of water. Light
ning struck the house occupied by the Zol
ler family on Chestnut avenue, damaging
It has rained with little Intermission eer
Hoy Uvercome With the Heat.
Little Eddie Helfrlch, a little tot of a
boy living on west Main street, sustained a
sunstroke Saturday afternoon.whlle wan
dering along the river with an older
brother. His condition Is quite a serious
one, as he Is delicate at best
A few blazing shingles on the roof of D.
H. Rubsam's house, on east Columbia
street, between Limestone and Spring
street caused the alarm from box 13 at 11
a. in. Sunday. No damage.
Coroner Bennett Is holding an inquest
In the Leffel suicide case. Two witnesses
have been examined up to this writing.
Several other witnesses will be examined
before a verdict Is rendered. -
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J. M. Bar
A DEMAND FOR CHEAP FUEL.
A SprlngUelrt Manufacturer View the Sit
uation from a Practical Standpoint.
A Republic representative, In conver
sation with a manufacturer of this city re
cently, learned several things regarding the
local situation, of great interest The gen
tleman said, among other things, that one
of the first problems whleh our board of
trado should undertake to solve is the one
of cheap fueL
Springfield manufacturers are brought in
competition with others la the same line
located at points where heir fuel costs
them little or nothing, and he cost of fuel
to a manufacturing concern Is much
larger than the genera public have
any conception of, and in' consequence of
the cheap fuel advantages at other points
both the manufacturer Tiere a'd tie
city are at a very great disadvantage.
"Springfield must have cheap fuel," said
the gentleman, and there is no reason why
there should be any delay about It Com
panies are ready to come here with natural
gas in quantities sufficient to supply any
demand if they can get Into the city and
get some kind of a contract to justify their
coming. The company supplying Piqua at
one time were anxious to come here also,
but they were kept out, tor some reason.
Whether that company will come now or
not I do not know, but there are companies
that will come and they should be given a
The gentleman strikes the keynote of the
situation, and it is a nut which the board
oi trade will be called upon to crack very
There Is a growing sentiment that some
thing must be done In this direction if
Spr'ngfieid expects to maintain her proud
pos'tlon at the head of the line of roanu
facturlng cities in Ohio and the country.
There Is a tendency among the manufac
turers In the larger cities to get away from
the larger centers and locate in smaller
Interior towns, and Springfield should put
herself In her position to take them In
when they begin to move, and to do this
there must be the cheap fuel inducement
which Lima. Findlay, P.qua, St Mary's
ond other towns can offer.
Pat Carter Nearly Kills William Smith at
nis Mother's House Saturday Night.
Saturday evening about half - past 7
o'clock west Clark street was the scene of
an ugly row, the outcome of a family quar
rel. William, better known as "Pat," Car
ter bad some trouble with his mother and
she had ordered him away from home. He
used to go. Insisting that she had no
gbt to drive him away, as he had done
nothing recently to merit such treat
ment from her. On the evening above
stated he went to his borne and found there
the one whom he believed was the cause of
all his trouble, in the person of William
Smith, a driver of one of their teams. An
altercation, ensued, in which his mother
took a part Carter threatened to strike
ber, when Smith's Interfering Invited the
wrath of the angered man upon himself,
receiving a blow upon the head with a
chair. He ran out doors and was pursued
by Carter, who, quickly picking up a cou
ple of large stones, threw them, striking
Smith twice on the head and making
two very ugly scalp wounds. Carter then
made himself scarce, while Smith, who
was very severely Injured and weak from
loss of blood, made his way painfully down
to police headquarters, where he reported
Wm. Smith is a manied man, living at
37 Madison avenue. He had been in the
employ of Mrs. Carter for some time, driv
ing one of her teams, which Is employed by
the Warder, Bushnell & Glesner Co. It
Is reported that Smith was in a very critical
condition at 10 o'clock Saturday night
Carter was arrested at 9 o'clock by
Officer Delo in front of Mrs. Farrell's sa
loon, on the levy, and taken to police head
quarters. His Dona was nxea at iuu. in
dofauit of which he was remanded to jail,
the chanre against him being assault and
battery. It was seriously thought of chang-
Ine It to assault wltn intent to kiii lie
will have his hearing this afternoon in
MORE OF THE VETERANS.
Plea.ant Township Reports the Follow
ing Koll from Catawba Precinct.
The 1840 veterans are still coming in.
The list from Catawba, so far reported Is
as follows: Henry Ruuyan, P. L. Bum-
gardner, Lemuel Hunter, Daniel Uen
dricks, Joseph Jones, S. S. Smith, Samuel
West sr.. Dr. M. K Hunter, Ell Inn.
Georste Runvan. sr.. William Coffey, Thos.
Itunvan. sr.. IL L. Runyan. sr., John
Jones, sr.. Sid Gilbert Dvld Woosley,
Samuel Watson, Joseph Neer. Two of
the above. Daniel Hendricks and William
Coffey, sat as judges of the election at that
time; the majority for Harrison at that
election was very small, being only two;
the majority this time will be nearly 300.
There are several who voted for Van
Buren who are now solid republicans and
will vote for Harrison this f alL
The Buckeye Club Rooms Open Tonight to
Everybody Is Invited to hear Mr. John
Foos on the tariff tonight It Is not
an address for the Buckeye club and other
republicans alone, but democrats, prohibi
tionists, greenbackers and those of what
soever faith are Invited to attend.
Those who come first will, of course, get
in, but the club rooms will accommodate
nearly one thousand people, and every seat
should be accupled. It would be better to
have them filled with democrats, for they
would hear the free trade policy" of their
party shown up in its true light The
laboring men should especially attend.
Rev. Mr. Shannon Called.
The St Paul official board passed, unan
imously, a resolution asking the conference
which will soon convene, to send Rev. John
R.Shannon, of Louisville, Ky., to their
church for the next jear. Mr. Shannon
was formerly of this conference, but was
transferred to the Kentucky conference
some six years ago, and Is one of the strong
ministers of the conference.
Illness of Mrs. Martludale.
Mr. James P. Martlndale was called
home, Saturday, from Chicago, by the
serious Illness of his wife. Mrs. Martin
dale Is In Dayton with friends, and her
condition Is considered very critical. Dr.
Kay, the family physician, went to Dayton
today to consult in tne case.
Overcome by the Heat
Mr. J. S. Schaefer, the west Main street
grocer, was badly overcome by the heat
Saturday afternoon and for a while was in
a very critical condition. Dr. Russell at
The city churches were not orowded yes
terday. The day was Intensely hot
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CRAZED BY DISEASE.
Pretty, Blue-Eyed Nellie Goodson At
tempts Her Own Lif8 With Chloro
form An Old Spark of Insanity
Burst Into New and Dnngeronn Flame
Likelihood That the Girl Will Die
Her Interettlng Hut Pathetto
Blonde-haired and blue-eyed Nellie Good-
son attempted her own life with poison In
a very picturesque way Saturday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, and
:OVV L1KS DYIJiO at the hospital.
She is a resident of East Monroe, High
land county, a daughter of Belton S. Good-
son and a sister of Silas Goodson, of the
Champion Machine company's works, this
city. She has been visiting In Springfield
for two weeks past, the guest of her sister-in-law,
Mrs. John Griffith, of north Mar
ket street. It is only necessary to men
tion the girl's appearance for the general
public to Immediately recognize her. A
decided blonde, with light fluffy hair, blue
eyes, a skin of decided, but not unbecom
ing pallor, and an expression amiable, but
rather wan and ghastly; a costume of
cream-colored Henrietta cloth tight-fitting
and elaborately embroidered up the sides
and on the corsage, with great masses of
delicate pink roses; such Is Nellie Goodson,
and she has attracted unlimited attention
on the streets in the last fortnight She
was alwajs lady-like In demeanor,
and It was her dress and appear
ance and not her manners that invariably
caused one to turn and look at her as she
passed. The brightness of her eyes, the
unsettled, uncertain look. Is not hard to ac
count for; for until very recently she was
an Inmate of the Columbus (Ohio) Asylum
for the Insane.
Shortly after 3 o'clock Saturday after
noon the lady entered M. W. Webb 4 Co.'s
drugstore In the Arcade and purchased an
ounce of chloroform, which, she stated, she
DESIIlEn TO USE AS A LIMMETT.
The deadly stuff was put- up for her In an
ounce phial and labeled "poison." The
label cautioned that the contents of the bot
tle were not to be used Internally except on
the prescription of a physician.
At the time she made the purchase the
young lady looked pale and was very ner
vous. She walked out Into the Arcade,
unwrapping the bottle as she walked, and,
after taking a few steps from the door oJ
the drug store, she drew the cork from the
bottle, and looking around as it to ascer
tain whether anybody was watching her,
hastilj lilted the bottle to her lips and
swallowed its deadly contents. She re
placed the cork In the bottle and walked
south through the .Arcade. She had pro
ceeded but a few yards when she began to
weave about like a drunken person. Real
izing that she could not walk much farther,
she stopped, threw ber bands to her head
as if In great agony, and looked appealing
ly about her.
Her unusual manner attracted Immediate
attention. Seeing that she was 111 and
about to fall, a couple of bystanders hurried
to her, and,
TAKISO UEB BT THE AltUS,
assisted her toward the ladles' entrance ot
the Arcade hoteL Dr. Charles W. Dun
lap, who was standing In his office at the
time the above ceno was enacted In yie
Arcade, took charge of the lady, as soon as
he learned that she was 111. and had her
conveyed to a room (No. 45) In the hoteL
Colonel Munger, proprietor of the
Arcade hotel, saw at once that the
girt had taken poison, and going to the
oflice, telephoned for Dr. L. E. Russell.
The latter responded immediately to the
call, and when he learned that the young
lady had taken poison, he ordered her to
be removed at once to the hospital. Col
Munger called a back, and In that Dr. Rus
sell had the patient conveyed to the hos
pital. When the doctor found from an examin
ation ot the phials the lady had In her
pockets, that she bad taken chloroform, he
took Immediate measurs to get the stuff off
her stomach. He inserted n stomach tube
and injected about eight gallons of water
into the stomach. The injection ot the
water caused her to vomit freely, and the
STOMACH WAS SOOV THOKOUOIILT
About 7 o'clock she had quite recovered
consciousness, but, although apparently
perfectly rational, she steadfastly refused
to say a word about the attempt sne naa
made on her life, or even to give her name
and place of residence.
In her possesion at tne Arcaue were
found three one-ounce phials, each bearing
the label, "Chloroform " Oue of the phials
was from Dr. Casper's drug store, one from
Charles Ludlow & Co.'s and the third trom
Webb's. There were also a number of
slips of papers and backs of envelopes on
which she had written what she thought
wero her last words. She had evidently
very little paper and had utilized every
scrap she could get her hands on. On the
back of a large commercial envelope she
had written In a general way without ad
dressing anybody in particular:
"I have made the last tirort to get well.
I am only tired of suffering. I love all. If
I did not suffer I would have so much to
Then, addressing her father, she wrote:
"Pa, think me betteroff. You bavo done
much for your loving daughter. I am so
willing to go,
1 ET I WOULD LOVE TO L1VB
.f I did not suiter so much. God will take
jie home. May heaven's blessings be on
you alt " Nellie "
On another piece of paper was written a
sort of postscript to the above. It was as
"I hear sweet music How sweet to die
and be at rest Bertha, fix my hair as you
always said ou would when I died."
The "Bertha" referred to In the post
script is very likely Miss Nellie's sister, as
in ber Incoherent taiK atier navmg laxen
the chloroform, and before becoming un
conscious she frequently mentioned Bertha
in tones of endearment
On an irregular strip of wrapping paper
was the following, neither addressed nor
"I cannot write much. I am golog to
rest forever. Don't think it wrong of me.
1 love you all and thank you for your kind
ness to me. Good bye !"
On still another small slip ot papet was
"Respects to pa and brother. How my
heart clings to you. One request I make of
you, never drink liquor. Lovingly your
dauehter and sister, Nellie."
Several more scraps of illegible writing
were found in her possession, but nothing
bearing on the case. A bottle that bad
evidently contained some kind ot medicine
WAS FOUND IS HEB KOOM
at the Arcade. It bore the label of Dr. J.
M. Harris, iellow Springs, O. Miss Good
son was In Yellow Spil lgs last week for a
couple of dajs,but a telephone message
from Ytllow Springs Indicates that nothing
there Is known ot ber.
Saturday afternoon Miss Annie M. Cor-
bett and Miss Nellie Goodson went to the
Arcado hotel and were registered by Clerk
Beard. Both gav e their residence as South
Solon. They were assigned to room No.
45, where Miss Goodson was taken after
she had swallowed the poison. When
the phvslcians were called to attend
Miss Goodson, Miss Corbett could
not be found, but It was learned
by telephone from South Solon that she
had arrived there on the afternoon Ohio
Southern train and gone In a carriage im
mediately to her home, about four miles
from the village. The telephone operator
at South Solon stated thatbehad sent word
to Miss Corbett of the attempted suicide of
her friend. He said that he knew Miss
Corbett, but had no knowledge of Miss
Dr. Casper was seen and stated that Miss
Corbett was In his drug store Saturday
morning Inquiring for Miss Goodson. She
to find her. and stated that she fearedsbe
might harm herself, as she had once been
confined in an asylum.
Miss Goodson has evidently been well
brought up and is a lady of fair education.
in ber almost Incoherent talk alter taxing
the chloroform, she spoke of reading and
books and school and study. In the de
lirium produced by the chloroform sha raved
about some one whom she called itooen,
referring to him as if he had jilted her.
Who "ltobert" Is could not be ascertained.
The girl had probably been contemplating
suicide for several days, as she went Into
Webb's drag store on Thursday and asxea
for an ounce of chloroform. It was put up
for her, but she left the store before the
clerk had the bottle wrapped, and did not
return until Saturday afternoon. It Is
learned that she came down town Saturday
morning to do some marketing, but failed
Further Light The Girl Undoubtedly In-
isne Her Second Suicidal Attempt.
The following from this (Monday) morn
ing's Columbus Journal gives the most im
portant Information yet obtained concern
ing Miss Goodson. It shows not only her
Insanity beyond a doubt but discloses the
fact that this is her second attempt at sui
cide in the recent past The Journal says:
Nellie Goodson, a former Inmate of the
insane asylum, attempted suicide by taking
chloroform at the Arcade hotel In Spring
field Saturday night A telephone message
to police headquarters announcing this fact
also stated that on her person there were
found the addresses of Miss Burk. 157 east
Spring street, and Miss Carrie Drury, 417
Freeman avenue, this cltv. Captain rarr
dispatched messengers to investigate, and
they found that the unrortunate gin naa at
onetime been an inmate of the insane
asylum, and on account of this she had
SCRAPED UP AN ACQUAINTANCE
with Miss Drury, whose father was an em
ploye at the institution. Mrs. Drury stated
that her daughter had only a slight ac
qualntance with Miss Goodson and had
lost track of her whereabouts until about
three months ago, when the latter called at
the Drury resldenc. Her" rambling talk
then showed that she was not sound, men
tally. Saturday the following letter was
received and was entirely unexpected:
July 4, 1888.
Miss Carrie Drury:
Deabest Fkiend I am now In Spring
field, with my sister. I have been very
sick; much better now. 1 am going to have
fried squirrel for my supper: we have had
Ice cream this afternoon and they made me
an ice cream supper. How I wished for
I would not of frightened you to death.
Oh. how sorry sorry I am I ever touched
that horrible stuff. My brother came to
see me, hn takes me out riding. I am com
ing back to Columbus when I get well
enough and I am coming- to see you. I
wish you was here. Carrie will you oblige
me by finding out what board and room Is
a week at that place you spoke to me of ?
There comes the doctor now, the old puss.
The doctor told pa to let me go to Colum
bus, maybe It would do me more good. than
anything else, so I will get some money to
boot to go and see you
AND WE WILL HAVE SOME FUN.
Please writ) and let me know about the
board at once and I will do so much for
you, love to all the family and yourself,
ever a friend. Miss Nellie Goodsov,
43 south Market street Springfield.
. Miss Goodson was received at the Central
Insane asylum m this city from Henry
county, November 10, 1885, and discharged
October 30, 1886. About three weeks ago
while passing through here en route to
Springfield, she stopped off to visit the asy
lum. Soon after her arrival she created
quite a sensation by attempting to take
poison In the amusement ball during one of
the dances. She was Immediately placed
In a ward and her parents telegraphed for.
She has been In the Athens asylum twice.
Although Miss Goodson hsd taken con
siderable chloroform, yet later adjes from
the doctors who attended h( related that
she would probably recover, Sg,.wouId be
The Girl's Interesting History.
A RErunuc reporter saw Mr. John
Griffith this morning and talked with him
about his sister-in-law. Mr. Griffith Is
manager of J. L. Kidder's meat store, and
is a highly esteemed young man. He said:
"The girl who contemplated suicide on
Saturday afternoon is my sister-in-law.
Nellie Goodson. She lives in Highland
county, between Monroe and Greenfield,
and was 25 years old last aunday. she has
been visiting us for three weeks past my
wife going over to Columbus after
her about the middle ot June.
Seuen years ago she liad a frightful
gathering In her head, and since that tiim
has been liable to periods ot more or I- -
violent abcrratjon. She has been in th
asylum three times twice In the At'u.s
county Institution and orce in Cnlumbir.
Wblen these periods ot troub'e in the hea I
overtake her, she suffers a thousand d aths,
and is no doubt genuinely out of her mind
from pure agony. Last Saturday she
came down town to do some marketing,
and about 11 o'clock, came into the
meat sbflp with some fruit and
other things in a basket She
said she would leave the basket at
my brother's store on Main street which
she did, and that she
WAS OOIXO TO COLUMBUS.
The next we heard of was her attempted
suicide. She told a neighbor lady, Mrs.
Ungei, early in the week, that something
was going to happen, but she bated to do
It Springfield. At that time she undoubt
edly contemplated suicide. She tried to
kill herself once with chloroform In the
Athens institution. Chloroform is the
only thing that relieves ber. The gather
ing in ber bead has caused a contraction of
the brain membrane, and It causes her ag
ony beyond expression.
"Concerning the statement that she at
tempted to take poison at the Columbus
asylum, while visiting it three weeks ago, 1
do not believe it true. Chloroform U all
that relieves her, by Inhalation, and on that
occasion she got a little more on her hand
kerchief than she Intended, and fell over
unconscious. She has always been a
good, honest pure girl, and ber affliction Is
terrible. It would be a mercy if she were
dead, for she Is Incurable, and life Is only a
profound burden. I don't doubt but
she will kill herself eventually, if this does
not She Is an expert embroiderer, and
can make good wages when she Js not suf
fering, i ne areas wntcn she wore and
WHICH ATTRACTED SO MUCH ATTENTION
Is her own work.
"I know nothing of her ever having a
lovo affair or even keeping gentleman com
pany, and the name 'Robert! Robert!' she
kept muttering, Saturday afternoon, was
probably only a creation ot herdellrlum. My
wife and I visited her at the hospital yes
terday, Dut sue scarcely knew us and would
have nothing to say to us."
Saturday night and part of Sunday there
were favorable conditions In Miss Good-
son's case, arguing a recovery. Today,
however, she has lain all day
In a dead, seml-uncoascicus stupor,
a condition in which she remained all
In all grades and at lowest prices.
Great reductions in
4.8 AND 50 LIMESTONE ST.
01 a merchant is to feaTe the
rigUt goods at the rights-
prices. The proper fabrics Y
ana tne prevailing siyies,
from low grades to high ht-
elties, are displayed in a
equaled assortment and lit
unapproachably low prices,
M. M. MI
10 Black's Opera Hoase.
through last night It is feared that the!
stomach is so badly bumttbatinfiammatiea-
will ensue. The chances are now decidedly
against her recovery.
A SLEEP-WALKING MESSENGER.
"Grlnnle" Helfrlch Has a Queer Adveo-
veninre aaiaraay nignfc
Little Frank Hclfrich, coauaonlyeaMeij
"Grinnie" on account ot bis unfailing f
hnmor and smiling countenance, is the Bight;
messenger boy of the Springheld Districts
Telegraph Co. Saturday night he met?
Ith an Interesting adventure.
f'io.1 the boy's unfortunate tendency I
-nrd somnambulism. Mr. Frank Ke
i d(,the night operator, bad three caHs
1 1 rapid succession for a boy, toward ;
the latter nart of the night He searched'
high and low for "Grinnie," but the bey j
was missing. Cellar, garret sky-Ugh
the nelehborhood. the telephone
the counters every where were ransecked J
In vain. Outsiders joined in innseafeB.'
hut the bov was not found.
At 7 o'clock in the morning "GrintuWv;
nmn ahesnlshly In. He had been
by the janitor of the Buckingham block, i
in th third story, on tne noor, sobm;-!
asleep. The boy says he does not kaeA-
how be got there; that the last be Temet;
bers be was sitting out in fiont of the t
irranh office. The boy. unquest)
made the trip In a somnambulistic coa
lion, having made several uch Sewwr,
breaks In the past. Once before, while m
was messenger, he walked In his" i
f mm the office clear down to thet
xrhnol building, and was found there (
the atone steps, sound asleep, late the Beatj
CONTRACTOR VS. WORKMAN.
A right on Slarkst Square With. Xnj
Sldts to It.
Saturday afternoon, John Gormas,tfca
well-known contractor, who is in charge eti,
the brick-work of the nevr market 1
and city building, was taken Intoca
by Officer Wilson for an alleged ass
unon Pat Curley, one of his workmen.
was taken before Chief Ambrose and bfj
the latter released on his own recognnaaeni;
tn annear before Judge loung.
Curley was badly hurt, bleeding pr-
fnai v fmm his nose and ears. Ills laee It -
considerably bruised and altogether fees
nnwents a shocking spectacle, sereni:
versions of the affair are current.
public Is disposed to have confidence ta i
ing and to accept his side of the story.
Claims Mi " " -.i
fpnse. and that the latter was i
him at the time with, the Intention ot
nttlnz hlmt that Curley had quit
without leave, and was very insaberd4oBV"
nantaln Andrews's little dory. DMfeSe-'
cret, was spoken last Saturday nJtt44ty-,
Sve mues irom nosioo i.igui 03-a mbi
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