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Volurao IV. Numbor 1HH. J
SPEnsTGFIELD, OH 0, SUNDAY MORNING, JAINTJAKY 25. 18? 5
OWEN, PIXLEY t CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Cloudy weather
generally warmer, variable wind", lower ba
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Not going to advertise Shirts. Why should
we? Half of Clark County is in the pro
cession that asses the place where Shirts are
retailed at Wholesale Prices. We need only
to mention out-of-the-way items, such as
Unlaundned Garments, 75c for 50c; Soiled
Shirt 25c; Night Robes, 85c, $1 00, $1.25,
$1.50. The four latter grades we would like
you to bear in mind and examiue at your
There, at that long counter, you will find
the best Underwear this market affords.
ft hatever is there, is there because it ought I d
Of Loudon Attempted by Dynamite Fanat
ics Iu a Cowardly Attack Upon the
Object of Their Hatred, They Jeopard,
lie the Llies or the Innocent Three
Kipluntous nj which sixteen Persona are
Injured A Female Fiend Aaaumea the
Appearance of Approaching Maternity
and Smuggles the Deadly Agent Into
the rtulldlng Arrest of Suspected Per-aona-Mvid
Description of the Scene
After the Exploon.
London, 2 p. ni, Jan. 21. An alarming ex
plosion has occurred in the Houses of Parliament.
SI3 M. Abmif'l .T r - .
irolume 2LXLX. T .."'tlltT.XC
to be there. Because somebody wants it,
because it is the best. The lowest price for
which we say best is 40c. Scotch Gray, fin
ished seams.- The Wool Scarlets are there.
The tfackinaws are there. The lamelshair
are there, and the" best prices at which such
qualities can be bought are there.
Four weeks more and we shall be unpack
ing, marking aad arranging in proper shape
new Spring Weight Clothing and Furnishings.
Our Factory is running on full time and full
handed to meet the requirements of its nu
merous branch houses.
Two more branches will be opened early
in the spring Kansas City, Mo, and St.
Our Springfield Branch will continue, but
on a more extensive scale. Instead of a
$C0,000.00 stock, it will be increased to a
hundred, with a view to making it the lead
ing Clothing Bouse of the State. Our 1884
trade prompts the action.
Our Custom Department, which has hereto
fore done well, will be made to do better.
Springfield demands fine clothing, and we
intend to be equal to the demand. Extra
cutters and extra makers will be added as
'toon as spring trade opens, and samples will
Lo placed on exhibit here of all the leading
Styles in fine Worsted and Cassimeres of
both foreign and domestic manufacture.
Equal is the word we put upon the make
and trimmings in Custom Suits Equal to
any, second to none, at one-third less than
While the hne Giobe Mills Cassimeres are
often sold lor imported ("West of England")
fabrics, we carry full lines of them, and sell
them for what they really are, The very finest
and most durable of American manufacture.
Slightly imperfect dollar Drawers for 50c.
These famRits are nearly all wool, and near
ly all sold. W hat are left will go in a day
If you ever saw heavy, all-wcol vicurd
mixed underwear sold cheap, its now on our
counter and going. We have picked up all
the odds and ends of $2.00, $1.50 and $1.25
goods and made a closing price thereon, $1.
each. Some Shirts, but mostly Drawers
West side, mid-way on counter.
Don't expect to come the last of the week
and find these goods. When we make a low
price, its for a purpose Clearing.
"Rubber Coat season next. Think of us on
these, and our advantages.
Retailing at Wholesale Prices.
OWE.V, PIXLEY & CO,
Springfield's Only One-Price Clothier;.
N. B. 25c. Shirts all sold.
A Half Hour Later.
London, Jan. 24, 2:30 p. m. The Houses
of Parliament and Government offices were
severely shaken and considerable damage
It is impossible at this moment to tell
the extent of the calamities. The report of
the explosiwas on beard in Dowmg street.
Great excitement prevails. Enormous crowds
are assembling at the scene of the explosion.
It is reported that explosives were placed
in the crypt, under the building. A police
man was hurt. The force of the shock was
tremendous, and was felt at a great distance.
The amount of damage done was very great.
Rumors are current at this hour that an
other explosion occurred at two o'clock this
afternoon at the tower of London.
The excitement increases with every mo
rn nt, and the city is filled with flying ru
mors. There were two explosions, instead of one,
as at first supposed, at the Parliament
House. The second came about three min
utes after the first.
One was near the House of Commons, the
other at Westminster Hall. One man was
arrested near the scene of the explosion.
The detective force is hard at work now
seeking further developments, which are
anxiously awaited, particularly by the people
in the neighborhood of Westminster Hall.
Loxdox, January 24. The rumor of the
explosion in the Tower of London is con
firmed. Fourteen persons were injured.
The fuse burned so rapidly and closed so
quickly upon the machine that the officer
dropped it. The explosion followed almost
immediately after. One-half of the Hall
The explosion in the lobby of the House of
tCommons occurred three minutes later than
he one in Westminster Hall.
It came from directly under the strangers'
gallery, and very close to the seat usually
occupied by Bradlaugh when visiting the
down two other policemen standing iu the
vicinity and stunned them.
A lady and gentleman standing near the
offices were also prostrated.
The great windows over the main entrance
of Westminster Hall were smashed to atoms.
Those who were in the House of Commons
fled precipitately. Many ladies were bruised
The second explosion in the Parliament
building occurred three minutes later than
the first, and was far more destructive. The
dynamite which caused the second explosion
must have been placed under the Peers' gal
lery on the left side.
Little hope is entertained of the survival of
the wounded policeman. The force of the
explosion was such that one man hit
the earth, 300 yards from the point of the
The lobby of the House of Commons was
A cloe to the prepretrators of the outrage
is though t to have been discovered. Just be
fore the explosion occurred a man and wo
man, the latter carrying a hand bag, en
gaged a cab at the House of Parliament and
drove rapidly away, giving no directions as
to their destination.
after the explosion was accomplished
iu four hours. The number of those
injured by the explosion is en follows: At
the Tower, six injured seriously, fourteen
slightly; at the Parliament buildings, four
seriously, ten slightly. The worst injuries
received were by Constables Cox and Cole,
and a civil engineer named Wingreen, visit
ing the Parliament buildings. Over one
hundred visitors were in the Hcuse of Com
mons when the explosion occurred in West
minster Hall. Most of them rushed out of
the building to ascertain the cause of the re
port, and thus many lives were saved.
News of the introduction in Congress of
a bl! by Senator Edmunds to prevent and
punish dynamite conspiracies iu the United
States, has had a splendid effect in turning
aside the bitterness of feeling against Amer
ica which I as been engendered by the knowl
edge of dynamite conspiracies bein!'uchd
in the United States.
The Jffan and Woman.
The man and woman in the cab had not
gone far when the explosion occurred. The
cabman, hearing this, stopped the cab, and
the man and woman at once leaped out and
hastened quickly lrom the spot. The cabman
went in pursuit of the runaways, who were
soon overtaken and arrested by the police.
Damage to the Hottae of Commons.
London-, January 24 1:30 p. m. A lady
visiting the House of Commons at the time of
the outrage was seriously injured. Immense
damage was done in the lobby. Masonry,
decorations and sculpture were utterly de
stroyed. The place is described as literally
blown to pieces.
These Renowned Pianos are kept
in all the different styles by
R. F. BRANDOM & CO.,
V- Kellv' Arcade.
Valentine Seibert, living between Yellow
Springs and Race streets, north of Columbia,
is said to be a little rough in his conduct
when in liquor, as he was Friday. He
was abusing bis family and the patrol was
sent for. The old gentleman sighted the
wagon coming for him andV made himself
scarce, but a second run was made with bet
ter success and Val. was put away. Andy
Vinson, colored, of the same neighborhood,
was wsgoned later, on a somewhat similar
charge. The wagon made four runs last
The police station slate: Wm. Quinn, plain
drunk, and run in by officer Wilson , puts up
$10 for his appearance. Andy Vinson
slept on the iron fhelf Friday night,
as did Valentine Siebert, for die
orderly; they feel indebted to officers Wood
and Condron for special attention. Morris
Powers, drunk, disorderly and resisting offi
cer; taken in by officers Ward andXicklas.
John Wood, drunk, without any decorative
Sxens; officially served by Rizer and Cald
well. The following named additional jurymen
have been drawD for service in Common
Pleas court, beginning Wednesday next: J.
C. Pring'e, Medison township; Samuel
Rhodes, Fifth ward, Henry Webster, Spring
field township, James Hodge and J. D. Boyd,
Harmony township; Washington Wilson,
London, January 24. 1 p. m. Rumors
regarding the explosion at the Tower of Lon
Jon are confirmed. The outrage was the
most successful yet made upon any of the
public buildings since the inauguration of the
present era of dynamite warfare. The famous
old building was crowded with visitors at the
time of the explosion. The wildest rumors
are in circulation as to the number of persons
These rumors are .being carried through
the city and constantly exaggerated by visit
ors present at the time.
Op to 4 o'clock but sixteen persons have
"been officially reported as injured by the ex
plosion none mortally.
Tne western extremity of the House is a
There is now no doubt but the explosive
was placed under the Peers' gallery, on the
government side of the bouse.
AH the wood-work in that part of the build
ing is shattered and a wide hole made through
the floor of the gallery, which was displaced,
and even the solid s!one work of the door
ways was either pulverized or shifted from its
Every pane of glass in the House was
smashed to atoms.
The gallery benches were overturned
and broken. The gallery, generally, was dis
mantltd. The Attack on the Tower.
Loxdo-V, January 24. An attack was
made on the portion of the building known
as the white tower the main building, in
the center. It was fairly filled with visitors
at the time, and most, if not all, those hurt
were moving about in the tower at the
time of the explosion. The white tower was
almost completely wrecked by the force of
the explosion. Thereof as blown clearoff the
structure. All the persons known to have
been injured were visitors.
The police, the moment they realized the
nature of the explosion, effectually barred all
egress from the tower and grounds,
and they are now subjecting every
person detained to the most rigid search, upon
the theory that the attack wan perpetrated by
some person or persons inside the premises.
At Half l'ast Four This Afternoon.
London, January 24 1:30 p. m. Investi
gations, so far made, lead to the conclusion
that the explosives used in the attack on the
tower were handled Dy persons who gained
acceES to the structure as sight seers.
Explosives were also operated from a point
somewhere near the inner bastion, or on the
esplanade. The police were unusually
prompt and successful in placing their em
bargo upon all persons passing from the
lower grounds. But few persons
bad left when the embargo was
ordered. Extra guards have been posted
about the walls. Every person within them
was subjected to personal examination.
The report made by the tower explosion
was terrific; was heard for miles
up and down the Thames, and at
once attracted immense crowds to the scene.
An indescribably large number of children
are among the visitors. Many of these little
ones had their faces and hands torn by broken
glass and flying splinters. The most piteous
sight in the large crowd of innocent persons,
temporarily detained within the tower walls,
was alTorded by these little ones, iu their
pale faces and bleeding haads.
At Five This Afternoon.
London, 5 p. m., January 24. Later re
ports show that the first stories about the
damage to the White Tower, were somewhat
exaggerated. The White Tower building
was not destroyed. It is now said
that the structure was not even ser
iously injured. These latter reports
tend somewhat to allay public excitement.
If the explosion really demolished the White
Tower the result mast have been immensely
more serious, for a part of the building is
the armory, used at present for the storage
of rifles and a large quantity of ammunition.
Sir William Vernon Haicourt, Home Sec
retary, and the Marquis Hartington, Secretary
of State for War, are visitors to the scene at
Another account of the explosion at
nesiminsur nan is that it was more
disastrous than at first anticipated. Four
persons were badly Injured, including two
policemen, fatally wounded.
Tne lady who was in the hall spied an in
fernal machine, and called the attention of
Policeman Cole, on duty at the time, to it.
The official ru:hed to the spot, seized the ma
chine and attempted to extinguish the fuse,
but was not quick enough.
The glass roof of the House of Commons
is completely shattered. The clock, in the
House stopped at precisely at 1:23 p. m. The
heavy beam -which formed one of the sup
ports to the gallery was projected into the
speaker's chair, seriously injuring it. Glad
stone's was nearly dettroyed.
The Dynamiters tVsrk In the White Tower.
London, January 24. About sixty visitors
were in the Tower at the time of the explo
sion. The explosive agent was deposited in
what is known as the Banqueting Hall of
the White Tower. This hall is now used afl
arn cry, and in it were stored a large number
Maitini rifles, which were to be shortly is
sued to the vo unteers. It was behind a rack
of these that the deadly compound was placed.
The dynamite played its maddest freakwjth
them. All the glass and other fragile article! in
the Hall were smashed out of all semblance
of the former self. A large hole was crushed
through the floor at the spot where the dy
namite was placed. Directly overhead a
similar hole was blown through the roof and
the woodwork set on fire by tbe explosion.
Before any serious damage had been done by
the flames they were extinguished.
An Abominable Outrage.
Hazklton, Pa., January 24. An abomina
ble outrage was committed recently at Stock
ton, a mining village near this place. The
victim, Mary Jane Collins child, not
five years old, a little girl, was taken
sick, when it was found that she had been
most brutally assaulted and was tuffering
from a terrible disease. Investigation proved
that David Jeavins, miner, was her assailant.
The miscreant fled. The father of the child
kept the matter quiet, but instituted
a personal search in the surrounding village
for Jeavins, being unsuccessful. He has now
reported the case to the authorities, and hun
dreds are out searching the entire Lehigh re
gion, and the temper of the people is such
that Jeavins will have a short shrift if captured.
Itun on a Savings llank.
New Haev, Conn, January 25. Long
before the opening hour of the New naren
Savings Hank, Orange street in the vicinity
of Chapel, was thronged with anxious depos
itors. By 9 o'clock 2,000 persons were iu
line. Policimen stood guard at the outer
door and prevented the bankiug room from
being jammed. As one depositor withdrew
another was admitted. Fully one-half were
New Youk, January 24. The weekly
bank statement sbows tbe following changes:
Loans decreise, $1,020,000; specie increase,
$1,423,000; legal tenders decrease, $953,00u;
deposits decrease, $1,570,000; circulation de
crease, $30,000; reserve increase, $9G4,000.
Banks now hold $52,113,000 in excess of
Excitement In Farts.
Paris, January 24. News of the dynamite
explosion in London has caused an enormous
sensation, especially among English and
American sojourners in this city. The Eng
lish Embassy has been besieged throughout
the evening by anxio-is inquiries after the
latest details. Tbo news dispatches from
London are pasted on bulletin boards.
At the Tower.
A crowd outside tbe walls at the toner
has been wrought up to a state of frenzy
against the perpetrator of the outrage.
The News in the United States Senate.
In the secret session of the Senate this af
ternoon the Senators are reported to have ex
pressed in tbe most emphatic terms their sl
horrence of tbe crime committed by dyna
miters in London, news of which was car
ried to the senate in open session. ?
Senator Bayard introduced the following
resolution in the Senate U-day:
Resolved, That the Senate of the United
States has heard with indignation and pro
found sorrow of the attempt to destroy the
House of Parliament and other public build
ings in London, and also expresses its horror
of such monstrous crimes against civiltz.
The ladies' skating contest drew a large
house last Tuesday evening, quite a number
of strangers being present. There were seven
entries in the contest, all of the young ladies
skating very nicely. A vote was taken in
the audience, and resulted in giving the prize
to Miss Mattie Huffman, as being the most
The genera! verdict of these present Thurs
day and Friday evenings, is that Foreman's
quintette (urnishes splendid rink music, equal
to anything that has yet played there.
Tbe managers have the pleasure of an
nouncing the appearance of the famous Cora
and Gertie Jackson Combination, on Tuesday
and Wednesday evenings. This company
will positively appear. Their manager, Mr.
P.S. Mattox, a former resident of Spring
field, was here last week and a written con
tract was made, thus securing one of the
strongest combinations now traveling,
though consisting of but three
tists, the exhibition lasts nearly
hour, and includes all varieties
single and double fancy and trick skating,
by lady and gentlemen skaters, concluding
Consideration of the resolution was pa. J with-the greatest of rink novelties, the Span
ned until Monday, to enable the Senate iofa Dance, La Cachuco, iu coaUme. Master
Bert Thayer, who is undoubtedly the cham
receive fuller information upon the subject
A policeman picked up a package care
lessly, not suspecting anything, and went
with it out into Westminster Hall. He no
sooner reached the hall than the package ex
ploded. This explosion knocked the policeman
down and injured him seriously, and his case
3 considered critical. Its force also knocked
O'Donovan Boss Heard From.
New York, January 24. When O'Donovan
Rossa was told about the explosion in the
House of Parliament he said be was glad to
hear the news; that the House of Parliament
ought to have been blown up
long ago, and he had been preach
ing and collecting money to fight
England with for the past fire years. The
sooner England, he said, was crippled the
better. When asked if he knew anything
about the explosian, he shook his head in a
mysterious manner and replied that he had
nothing to say.
The Crown Jewels Uninjured.
London, January 24. Count Von Mun
ster, German Minister to England, and the
Lord Mayor of London visited the scene of
the explosion at the Tower this evening, and
ascertained that the Crown jewels and regalia
which have been for a long time in the
Tower were undamaged.
Notice of the explosion was preceded by a
blinding flash, followed by great clouds of
dust. Additional guards were placed to
night around the Tower, Parliament Houses,
and all public buildings.
A Screw very Seriously Loose.
New York, January 24. Inspector Byrne,
Chief of the detective force, gave his views
to-night regarding the dynamite explosions
to-day in London. He said that such a state
of things could not exist here, or could not
there without the authorities being very much
at lault. With the power and prestige of the
whole British goveroment at their command,
with laws so much more favorable than ours
to a vigorous policy of repression, and with
unlimited resources of every kind, they
ought to be able to prevent outrages and
punish perpretrators unless there was a screw
very seriously loose.
Will Not Handle the Funds.
New York, January 24. In connection
with the movement recently started in the
West among certain friends of the Irish
cause to raise funds independently of tbe
Irish League in America, to be used toward
the payment of Parnell members of Parlia
ment, reports have been widely circulated
that E. Kelly, banker, of this city, had con
sented to act as treasurer for the proposed
fund. Mr. Kelly to-day pronounced the re
ports altogether unfounded. He said that he
had been asked by tLe originators of the
movement to fake charge of the funds, but he
had positively declined to do so. He said
however, that he sympathized fully with the
object of the movement, and would contrib
ute liberally toward its furtherance. He dis
claimed any desire of doing anything to di
vide the friends of Ireland at this time.
Theory as to the Manner In Which the
Dynamite Was Intioduced.
London, January 24. The favorite theory
of the police is that the dynamite which
caused the explosions in Westminster Hal ,
the House of Commons and the Tower, was
carried to the place in each case, concealed
under the long cloak of a woman, whose ap
pearance was thus made to resemble that of a
woman about to become a mether.
A woman in whom this appearance
was very noticeable, was seen among
the visitors at the tower this afternoon
shortly before the explosion occurred. She
was escorted by a tall man with a military
air. Neither of them could be found alter
the gates were closed after the explosion, and
when the visitors came to be searched. It is
supposed the woman and her escort escaped
during the rush that occurred just after the
explosion and before the gates were closed.
The-impotent action of the police is generally
An intense anti-Irish feeling has been
caused by the outrage and it is certain to un
favorably affect decent Irishmen employed or
seeking employment in England. Vigilant
Committee and anti-Irish Leagues are talked
It is estimated, according to the course and
energy of the explosive employed in the
House of Commons, that if the House had
been in session, Gladstone, Sir William Ver
non Harcourt, Charles Bradlaugh and two
hundred other members would have been
The search of the visitors at the Toner
Funeral of Mrs. Justice Matthews.
Washington, January 24. The funeral of
Mrs. Stanley Matthews, wife of Associate
Justice Matthews, of the Superiar Court of
the United States, occurred this morning
from her late residence. There was a very
large attendance of lriends and acquaint
ances of the deceased. The casket was
placed in the parlor, atd upon it were
strewn loose nowers. ine services were
conducted by Rev. Dr. Giles, of Cincinnati,
assisted by the Rev. Drs. Hiescher and Wyn
koop of this city. Employes of tbe supreme
court icted as pall-bearers, and neven Asso
ciate Justices honorary pall-btarers. A
special car, bearing the remains and members
of the family, left for Glendale, Ohio, at 2
Illinois Itegiatry Laws Inadequate for
Cuicago, January 24. The special county
Grand Jury to-day returned indictments
against 14U Judges serving the recent Nation
al election. The report declares that the
present registry and election laws are en
tisely inadequate for the- purposes of a
large city, and as they exist enable
unlimited fraud. The report discloses that
out of 171 precincts into which the city is
divided, there were but seven at which there
were not violations of election laws, in many
cases perhaps through ignorance, some
from carelessness and others doubtless crimi
nal. Unfavorable Unofficial eus About Gen.
Stewart iu Africa.
London, January 24. Private advices re
ceived late this afternoon from Korti as3ert
that the rebels have surrounded General Stew
art in the desert where he has taken up an
intrenched position to await reinforcements
from General Wolseley. Deserters from the
rebel lines state that the Mahdi's fo'ces con
sider the atrair at the Abu-Klea wells a drawn
battle. The Arabs were neither routed nor
pursued, and fell back in an orderly manner,
not in the least demi ralized by the cuUome
of the engagement. They recovered them
selves so quickly and effectively Ibat General
Stewart dare not move, and was compelled to
intrench himself on the scene of the conflict.
Government officials discredit the informa
tion eomeyei in the above private dis
patches. A special from Cairo says: "A report has
been circulated to-day to the effect that Gen
eral Stewart's troops have been defeated and
routed by the Mahdi's troops. The report is
very generally believed by the natives, who
assumed such threatening attitude that ball
cartridges were served to the British soldiers
of the garrison."
General Wolseley telegraphs that no news
is expected frcm Metemneh until Saturday i r
Mrs. Currie Douglas
has returned home
pion of America, of his age, is simply won
derful in his dashing and brilliant evolutions.
The Jackson sisters, aged eleven and four
teen, give a grand performance, and the rink
managers and papers speak enthusiastically
about them. Miss Gertie, the younger, is a
"lah-Iah" executing a great variety of tricks,
done by very few lady skaters. Their con
cluding act, tbe Spanish Dance, on skates,
took first prize at Children's Carnival, in Bos
ton, and is highly spoken of. Owing to the
necessarily increased expense, the prices on
those eveniDgs will be admission, twenty-
five cents, skates free. None should fail to
see this fine performance, the best ever pre
sented in this place. Photos of these excel
lent It' tie artists will be on exhibition in the
windows of some of the principal stores,
showing them in thir costumes and different
Springfield is miking quite a reputation
for her skaters in this section of the State.
At the fancy dress carnival, recent
ly held in Dayton, Miss Essie Deffen
bach was conceded by the judges
to have the finest and most elegant costume
of any lady present; and, at a ladies' skating
contest given in a large rink in Cincinnati,
Miss Ida Peele was decided to be the most
graceful lady skater on the floor. However,
neither of these young ladies were given their
prizes wnen it was learned they were from
another city. A young man, well known to
rink-goers, entered a gentleman's contest
given at Urbana last week. He did not get
the prize It being won by a fancy skater
from Columbus but he did finely and was
highly complimented by the spectators. So,
taking all this, trgether with the fine reputi
tion Edgar Williams is establishing tor him
self, Springfield may well be proud of her
The grand prize masquerade occurs on Fri
day of this week. Great preparations have
been made by our skaters, and a big success
is guaranteed. Splendid prizes will be given
one to the gentleman in finest gotten-up
costume, one to the lady in finest costume,
and one to the gentleman in most comical
make-up. Extra seats will be provided for
spectators, the Big Six will furnish music,
and after the unmasking at 9 o'clock, all can
skate until 10:30 that wish to.
Huckins and Dobner, of the Big Six Band,
gave another of their song and dance enter
tainments at the Casino Rink, last night, be
fore a very large and appreciative audience.
They were called to tbe fljor three times, and
still the crowd wanted more. Huckins and
Dobner arc certainly "great."
Everybody is talking of the masquerade
which will be given next Friday evening at
the rink. There will oe a very large number
Tbe first of a series of three mile races for
the championship of Ohio, a purse of fiity
dollars, and a gold .badge, will take place at
the Olympian Rnk, in Cleveland, Tuesday
night, January 27lb. Open to ah skaters
resident iu Ohio. The erst man winning
three races will be awarded the thtmpi n
ship, purse, etc.
Mr. F. R. Packham, who ten years ago
t left here and went to Mechanicsburg to work
in the Agricultural Works there, has again
returned and is working in the shops here.
Mr. Joe Kelly and Wm. Holden were on
the Bick list last week.
Misses Effie Nelson and Laura Ross visited
in Champaign county last week.
Mr. John Mickle and wite, of Mechanics
burg, visited relatives here the past week.
Miss Emma Knox and Miss Delia Irvinare
visiting in Xenia.
Pinkie Bryant, eldest daughter of Mr. aud
Mrs. James Bryant, was taken suddenly sick
at the school-house Wednesday. Dr. J. W.
Nelson was called, who administered the
proper remedy and removed her to her home,
where she is getting along nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Canady, of the city,
spent Sabbath last with friends here.
Miss Libby Job, of Cincinnati, is a guest of
Mrs. Knox, this village,
About twenty members of Fidelia Lodge,
Daughters of Rebecca, visited Purity Lodge,
No. 27, at Vienna, Wednesday evening last,
the occasion being the public installation of
officers of Purity Lodge by the District
Deputy Grand Master, Chas. King. After
the ceremonies were over the visitors were
treated to an excellent supper. Among the
visitors from the city were: Mr. John Krutt
and wife, Mr. Chas. Hooper and wife, Mr.
James Killen and wife, Mr. Peter Remmicks
and wife. Misses Carrie Snavely, Druue
Wright, Mrs. Jacob Shellenberger, Messrs.
Geo. Reynard, O. B. Smith. John Littte.
John Peyton, H. W. Byron, C. Forrest, J.
Leonard, C. Frantz.
Rev. Weigler, of the Theological Seminary,
Dayton, is here and will assist Rev. Mr. Mc
Uorkle in the revival meetings which are in
progress in the U. B. churcb.
Monday evening next the second degree
will be conferred on a member of Lone Star
Lodge, I. O. O. F. Members of the team are
reqaested to be on deck.
The street car drivers say that" the line
running from the city to this place is the
best paying line the company owns. It is
surely a paying investment, for Mr. Ed.
Powers made a small fortune with his hack
Business is getting a little
bringhter iu Lagonda. W, B. & G.
nave increased working hours per day
to nine. They have at present between 500
and COO men employed, and the prospects of
a very successful season for the sale of their
Champion machines is good.
la our report last Sunday of the installa
tion of officers of the Daughters of Rebecca,
we omitted to meution the name of the No
ble Graod, Mrs. James Killen.
At the meeting of the Springfield and
Moorefield Township School Boards, held at
resolution was adopted declaring district No.
13 composed of portions of Springfield and
Moorefield townships dissolved. Arresola
the school house Saturday forenoon, a
tion was also adopted providing for the pay
ment of teachers, for by dissolving the dis
trict the board of directors of said district is
dissolved. The transfer of this district to the
city school board takes place at the close of
the present school year, in June next.
Mi3s Jennie Kershner, who has been visit
ing relatives near Columbus for several weeks,
is expected home soon.
Rev. John Daughman, of Warren county,
ia visitinrr friend hpw.
I Mr. Wm. Neer, of Chamnaien countv. it in
Miss Ada Rhine, of the city, is a guest of
Miss Wilda Church.
There was a called meeting Saturday even
ing of Buck Creek Tribe, Red Men, to make
arrangements to attend Bro. Thos: Brown's
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Entertainments The Sketching Club
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Stewart, February ..
As aping tbe English in dress, manners,
customs, and style of speech has been for
some years one of the most recherche attain
ments of swell Americans, our country
women should not fail to follow, with
promptness and dispatch, their latest fashion
in dogs, loung ladies in English high life
affect the Scotch colly dog, and it is made the
companion of carriage drive and pedestrian
constitutional. This U a loud call for the
speedy superceding of the poodle pug, and
spitz, unless, indeed, our ladies make a
new departure in favor of national
independence in the selection of canine
favorites, and protest that they are contented
with their four-footed friends now in vogue.
Perhaps they will show the 3ame loyalty to
home-established dog institutions that
Queen Katherine did to her adopted country
when Cardinal Wolsey addressed her in
"Oh, good my Lord, no Latin;
I am not such a truant, since my coming,
As not to know the language 1 hare lired in."
Mis. John Barr has returned from a visit to
Dubuque, Iowa, where she has been the guest
of her mother for some time.
The friends of Mrs. Jerome Fassler, jr., are
pleased to meet her once more in Springfield
Mrs. S. A. Bowman and daughter, Mi-s
Laura, are in Washington for a few weeks,
and are pleasantly situated at the Riggs
Miss Darlington Bowman will give a card
reception during the coming week.
Mrs. George Spence is entertaining her
cousin. Miss Knight.
Miss Dana Hunt returned to her home in
Urbana this week, and will visit the New
Orleans Exposition in company with a party
of Urbana friends.
Mrs. George W. Hastings, now in Florida
writes to Springfield friends that they may
expect to see her at home soon. Mrs. Hast
ings differs from her family in that she pre
fers Si ringfield with all the cholera possibil
ities to the little Florida village bearing the
euphonious title of "Interlachen,"and situated
in the heart of a great pine forest.
Mr. F. K. Denis, of Cleveland, who was
recently married to Miss Mary Buchwalter,
of this city, visited Springfield on business
Miss May, daughter of Mr. F. M. Bcokwal
ter, is quite ill with diphtheria. The many
friends of thefamily join iu wishing for her
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Fried will visit in
Springfield, Mo, at an early date, and will be
the guests ot Mrs. Fried's sister, Mrs.
See, for several weeks. The tenth anniver
sary of their wedding will be celebrated in
lhat city, in honor of which .event Mrs. See
will tender them a large reception.
Mrs. 3. G. Hess
requests your company
at the marriage of her daughter.
FRANK F. GILLITT
Wednesday evening, January twenty-eight,
Eighteen hundred and eighty-five,
At Sve o'clock.
Mr. Gillett has a pleasant home near this
city, Mr. Ed. Gillett, brother of the groom
will attend the wedding.
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I'olnta of Intereat to Thenter-Ooers-At-
.....-.., Inr fne conjlncWeek.
The Wymans played "Yakie" to good busi-
- . n, upera House rnday night and
Saturday matinee, and gave such a delightful
entertainment that on their appearance in
Black Diamond' last night they were greeted
by a crowded and overflowing house If
there Is a better German dialect comedian on
fcv .mou au. nyman, he has certainly
never been seen in Springfield. Miss Lulu
Wilson is one of the mo t charming juvenile
ladies, both in make-up and acting, that
. pu.aiea a critical audience, while'
""""S" rorw 1S example of genial
u.lraJ. mis comrwnv will fin.1
welcome snould they ever visit
To-morrow evening Draper's Double Uncle
Tom s Cabin Co, said to te one of the strong
est on the road this season, will appear at the
Grand Opera House. The Burlington Hawk
eye says. "Miss Kate Urge took the ec
centric character of Aunt Ophelia, and
bandied it in a very acceptable manner. Mr
Sam. Bolter gave a fine impersonation to the
role of Uncle Tom. The impersonation ot
the lawyer, Marks, and Mrs. St. Clair, was
satisfactory. The cast is a capable one, and
presents the play io a manner that meets ap-
iiiu.oi. iue juuuee singers, the blood
hounds, and the allegorical transformation
scene, 'Eva in Heaven,' at the finis, were
creditable features of the entertainment.''
The lecture fo be delivered by George Al
fred Townsend next Tuesdar evening .,
Biack's Opera House is sdd by those who.
have heard it to be a literary production of l
extraordinary interest. The title, "Tbomat "A
tbe uoubter, gives no just indication ot the
subject. The lecture treats of the character "
and career of the 'various Presidents ot the '
United States, spiced with pertinent anecdote
and incident. It is given under the auspice A
ofthelocng Ladies' Missionary Society oi J
.-.. . .v x iaujiciua nurcn. seats are on
sale at Pierce's.
Tbe bill abolishing tbe office of city mar
shal of Springfield was defeated in the House
at Columbus tbe other day, under the im
pression that it would affect other cities as
well as this. The bill came up again on re
consideration Thursday and passed in
the House, the resolution unanimously adopt
ed by the city coulcH being read. There is
little doubt it will pass the Senate and be
come a law.
The re-instated firemen, Luke Brennan and
Geo. AHisod, were on duty again last Wednes
day night. Next Monday, in accordance
with action of Council last Tuesday night,
"Daisy" Werlz will be transferred from the
Hill to the Factory street house, and Tom
Norton, of the latter, will take Wertz's place
at tbe Southern. Otherwise fire department
affairs remain statu quo ante Irlhuii.
Knights or l'vthlas.
Some ot tbe Past Chancellors of No. 33
have received a handsome invitation to at
tend tbe fifteenth annual count of votes for
the Grand Lodge officers, Wednesday, Jan
uary 28th, at Mansfield, Ohio, through the
courtesy of Grand Chancellor John C. Burns,
who has many warm personal friends among
tbe brothers here.
Chancellor Commander, Enos Conard, re
ports that there are eight brothers on the
sick list at the present time.
Upon careful inquiry and close investiga
i on, noihing can be found that would indi
cate that there is anything whatever, being
done, or even 'bought of, in regard to start
ing a new Lodge of Knights of Pythias in
At the last reguUr meeting of Champion
City division, qune an amount of business
vr disposed of. The report of the committee
who had tbe ball in charge was satisfactory,
showing as good results 83 could be expected,
leaving the division entirely tree from debt
and with a surplus to go abeid with. Aj
auditing committee was appointed, who will
make a repirt at the next regular meeting,
at which time tbe annual election of officers
The regular wetkly drills of No. 44 are be
ing well attended, and satisfactory progress
being made. Quite a number of ladies were
present last Wednesday evening. Their visit
was appreciated and we hope to see them
The Sir Knights and ladies of No. 44 will
hold their first social to-morrow (Monday)
evening at the residence of Sir Knight Com
mander Lafferty, No. GG East Pleasant street.
This will be the first of a series of those so
cials that No. 44 intends having during tbe
season, and is carrying out the original in
tention ofthis division when organized that
of making sociability and good feeling a
Sir Knight Dallas Craver is taking good
care of Lieut. Fellowes' goose. He says that
when the goose begins to cackle, he will hunt
the eegs, and will save them all for Easter,
while ht's driving in the pegs.
Sir Knights B. O. Elifritz, Geo. M. Ride
nour, W. II, Evaus and W. R. Burnett con
stitute the big four in Champion City Divis
ion. While they are not the tallest, tbey
are, however, much the widest, and their ag
gregate weight is 750 pounds. Sir Knight
Soholes is tbe light weight, and the race is
close between Sir Knights Crain and Bailey
for good looks.
Moncrieffe Lodge, No. 33, held a regular
meeting last Friday evening. Tbe amplified
third rank wa3 conferred on one Esquire
in a ve'y creditable manner. Bro. John
Ni:!ey achieved a great victory. There are
plenty ot the brothers that can do good coun
cil work whenever they are called upon.
Tbe members of the entertainment com
mittee of Division No. G, T. A. B., are re
quested to meet at the lodge rooms at 10
o'clock this morning.
The funeral of Patrick 1 alley will take
place at 2 p. m. this afternoon at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church Members of St. Joseph's
T. A. B. society are requested to turn out as
a society. Frank Collins, President,
M. J. Clancy, Cor. Sec'y.
A fashion item says: "Inflated skirts are
looming up." O, shocky!
Miss Alice Goode entertained a number of
society friends on Tuesday evening for her
guest. Miss Porter, of Indianapolis, the ac
complished daughter of ex-Governor Porter
of Indiana. The ladies, in campaoy with
Judge Goode, witnessed the performance of
the "Blackbirds" on Friday evening.
The Sketching Club met with Mr. Warren
Cuihman in bis Arcade studio on Monday
ivening last and pursued their studies by an
electr'c light cast from a brilliant reflector.
Mr. A. U. Griffith will extend the amenities
of his home to the artistic organization on the
occasion of their next meeting one week
from to morrow evening. Mr. Griffith has
many beautiful creations from his own brush,
the study ot which will be both agreeable and
instructive. Mis3 Nora White, also M133
Bertha Myers, are two young ladies whose
names were inadvertently omitted from the
former list of members.
The romantic play, "A MidjightMarriage,"
will be presented at Black's Opera House next
Monday evening, and is said by all who have
witnessed it to be a grand piece of dramatic
work, and one of the finest historical dramas
that has appeared on the stage in many
years. Critics everywhere award the highest
praise to Wm. Redmund and Mra. Tfcos. Barry
and their excellent company who support
"Hearts of Oak" will be presented attha
Grand next Wednesday evening. The Bos
ton Herald says: "Hearts of Oak" is a play
that possesses much what has been called
'contemporaneous human interest," It is
based on the contentment and the simple de-
light of plain home life a story of honest
and innocent enjoyment at the fireside ot
sturdy and true-hearted mariners. There is
an absence ofKheming and villainy, and,
thougli the picture" is not without its shad
ows, they are always of misfortune, never of
crime. The wicked side of human natnre. a
field so thoroughly cuUivated by most au
thors of the melo-diama, is here left untilled,
and the better elements alone claim the at
tention. There are thrilling and exciting
scenes, and effects which heighten the inter
est in the piece, but they are produced nat
urally and without violence, and serve ad
mirably to enhance the value cf treatment
of the main idea.
Dominick Murray, who appears at Black's
Opera Hou3e Wednesday evening, January
28th, in his own drama, entitled "Escaped
from Sing Sing," will be remembered as hav
ing been a leading member of the Madison
Theiter Compaay, and is the original of the
pro ninent role of 'Squire Rodney, having
performed it in New York City during the
entire run of that famous drama, "Hazel
Kirke." This alone stamps him as an actor of
unusual prominence, and we are led to expect
great things of him in his own piece. The
verdict so far given, both by pressnmd pub
lic, assures U3 we will not be disappointed.
Manager Waldman has decided to adopt pop
ular prices, thus putting a first-class enter
tainment within the reich of all.
Neil Burgess will appear at Black's next
Saturday evening in his new comedy, enti
Cards were is3ued yesterday for the marri
age ot Miss Laura Stewart to Mr. Harry
Folger on February 0th. Invitations have
been extended to the number of two hun
dred. Mrs. Emily Thomas will cater tor the
wedding supper. The bride will be married
from the beautiful family residence on North
Limestone street, and the wedding tour will
embrace the World's Exposition at New Orleans.
Mis3es Nellie Johnson and Fannie Foley,
with their escorts, Messrs, Coleman and
Hauk, were cbarmiag acquisitions to the re
ception tendered the Dayton German Club,
by Miss Legler, of that city, last Monday
evening. The pleasant series of Germans
closes this week with the entertainment to be
given by the Messes Arnstine.
Gen. Wm. II. Gibson will lecture for Clay
Hay Post, G. A. R in the town hall. New
Carlisle, next Wednesday evening, January
28. An invitation has been extended Mitch
ell Post, No. 45, this city, to attend, and an
effort is beiug made to make up a party of
fifteen, thus securing reduced rates on the I.
B. k W. railroad. Comrades can return im
mediately after the lecture.
The minstrelsy of the 5 and 40 Blackbirds
Friday evening was witnessed by an immense
auJience in the interest of charity. The
gratifying result ot it, as Treasurer McGrew
reports, was a bank deposit ot $1,210 60,
against estimated expenses of about $150,
leaving a net thousand dollars at least to be
tuned over to tne Benevolent Society for the
relief of tbe city's poor.
How manj dogs in this town many ol
them mangy yellow dogs, at that are sup
ported by contributions from the Benevolent
Society ? The dog census should be taken at
the beginning of each winter, and an esti
mate made of the quantity of charity required
to let them live.
Mayor's Constantino's arrival in New York
city was reported Friday. To a person of
Mr. Constantine's turn of mind and connec
tions New York means Albany. It is to be
hoped he will have better success at the foun
tain head than come Ohio men have.
A Mrs. King, lecturing in London, says
"Let a man wear a woman's dress six months
and then he will have a right to talk about
it." But sweetheart, the police, the police'
Train3 on the I, B. & W. railroad were de
layed somewhat Friday by a collision east
of Newcastle, Ind, on the Middle Division,
between a "hog" and an ordinary locomotive,
the latter being knocked off the track and
more or less damaged.
Wherefore does the Republican committee
think it impracticable to carry out tbe method
of nominating candidates for city offices by
lot, a3 has been suggested by correspondents
cf the Globe-Rkpcelic7
Our city force has been snuffling the trail
all over this town for a Democratic candidate
for Governor, but have not yt struck the
tree he is up. Would the Commercial Ga
zette please give us a pointer?
Mr. Thomas Sharp leaves for Interlachen,
Florida, and for other localities in that State,
about the first ot February. Mr. and Mrs.
Thome and Mr. and Mrs. Diamond, of Cincin
nati, will accompany him.
Mra. B. P. Thiebaud returned from San
dusky yesterday, where she had been vkiting
her sister, Mrs. Layman, who has been quite
II, but is now improving.
Acting Mayor Smith this afternoon fined
Mike Jordan $1 son costs for playing cards
in a Srilcoa end $40 and co3ts tor violation of
the ten o'clock ordinance.
Mr. Sam'l S. Black, of Zinesville, arrived
here at noon to-day and will remain several
days. He always has a warm welcome in
Springfield, his home tor many years.
First Lieutenant J. H. Webster, of Co. B,
Seventh regiment, O. N. G, Hamilton, rms
resigned his commission.
Mr. Fred Burgess, business manaferof the
Neil Burgess Comedy Company, and a roya
good fellow, was in the city yes erday.
Go into O. H. Aaderson's and see hi3 two
owls arranged in the highest art of taxi
dermy. They roo--t on the telephone box.
Mrs. George H. Ayre, ot Upperville, Va, is
visiting her brother, J. J. Brown, ot South
Tbe dirty sleighing hereabout has been
utilued to the uinio-t but it is becinning to.
ord has been rsceived here that .
W Hasting" is in poor health atja