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Sunday Globe -Republic
THE HPBINGPIELD OT-.OHE, I
Volume IV. Wumtoor lO-l. 1
SPEmGFIEfJ), OH 0, SUNDAY MORNING, lARCH 8, 1865.
TUT: SPniNOFIELl) IICPDBX.IC
Volume 2L3CJL, Number 3U4,
OWEN BROTHERS.
Indication!.
WASBixaTOS.March 8. For the Ohio Valley
and Teonrtsee: Lrcal mows, except in west
portion; slight full in temperature; westerly
winds in west portion, with rising barometer;
southerly winds in east portion, with falling
barometer.
HARD SQUEEZE.
When we get $2.50 Ha's down to $1.75
and $2.00, it not orly shuts out the middle
man'! profit, but squeezes ours to a very low
ebb. Still, we are williog to do it to get
Tour trad'. We want as much trade as we
can jet and are willing to be Tiry accommo
dating to get it. A $3.00 bat for $2.25 looms
- up back of these.
This is simply a spring bat beginning,
case after case of new shapes will be forth
coming Big lands (or small funds are the
continued surprises of our hat stcck.
Expect to find the same squeezed prices
throughout the clothing stock as well. We
squeeze prices because you expect it, every
body expects more tor their money this year
than they did last.
It might be well to mrnt'on cus'om samples
; agam. AH you could expect are here. oh-
! ing borrowed. All from our Utica factory
direct. It might be well again to note the
prices.
Boy' shirt waists in P:rcile, Chevut, Cal
ic, &:. are here and comtng, 25, 50, 75,
$1.25, $1.50.
Less than 25 knee pants suits left at $2.00'
Is it time for bays bug hosiery in weighty
cotton? Not everyone keeps them. Ther
i herein regular made 25, 40, 50, 75, $1.00,
$1.25, $1.50. See children's department, near
east window, rear.
All that certain line of boys' suits at $4.00
are below. There's a big force of them. It's
a style that's always staple, always worth the
money. We duplicate olttn. The surprising
collection shown in children's wear lst sea
son, will be mere than made good this. The
prettiest and properest suits of this part of
. tfc catmtrr-wilLia (oiuLi her-r 4
Bags and satchel, little or big, cheap or
dear, are all here and arranged to be seen com
fortably. Of men's and youth's separate pauts we're
given two or three days too previous news.
The bie shipment from factory the 26th inst.
has not as yetjeached us. Expect to' find
them here surely by the middle cf last week.
Wait I
OWEN BROTHERS
Mann'acturers of Clothing, and Jobbers in
Furnishing Goods and Hats, and Retailers
at Wholesale Prices.
PIANOS-
BEHNING
PIANOS.
Ibfte renowned pianos are kept In all styles at
tba Arcade llano and Organ House. Some
new styles just arriving tor spring trade.
Write for Prices and Catalogue.
We Have Some Rare
Bargains
In Second-Hand Tianos. We must make room for
our epriog stock that hu commenced to arrive.
Good reliable agents wanted to sell our entire
Una 61 Pianos and Orpins in every city and town in
Southern Ohio. Address,
R. F. BRANDOM & CO.,
74 ARCADE,
Sorlncrilold, Ohio.
Skates and Hui Ball.
New York, March 7. In the roller skating
tournament Donovan made his 1,000 miles
between 5 and C o'clock this morning and
the garden rang with cheers and applause
With one exception, Donovan ha5, in his
time eclipsed the longest distance
ever accomplished by a human be
ing in six days in any mode
in locomotion that required physical exer
tion. The exception was the six day bicycle
record of Charles Lorrent, in England, when
1,272 miles were made.
A general meeting of the National Base
tal) league is being held at the Fifth Avcnne
gVaal today.
jOKS&3i?F9fae9HSLHKSl
NEWS BY TELEGRAPH
TltAHSillTTKD JIT
1'XESS.
ASSOCIATES
The strike to Texaa They Take 1'oilM
klou They Hate Gone The Treasury In
the Manila of the Democracy Skate
and Bae Hall lienor to Gordon Gen.
Grant CoiuiuUslon Signed.
Galveston, TrtiS, March 7. Later news
from Den n if on states that the strike pro
ceeds quietly, and tint the machinists at
Parsons and Sedalia quit work this altemoon.
which encouraged strikers here. Two
freights arrived todsy, and both were side
tracked by the strikers, and the fires drawn
from the engines. The strikers notified the
Ttxas Central road if they send an engine
over Missouri Pacific track for the purpose of
assisting the latter company in moving its
cars, such relief engines certainly would be
seized. Reports from strikers at Marshall,
Longview, Palestine and Fort Worth show
no signs of weakening.
At Fort Worth the railroal strike con
tinues all the topic A mass meeting was
held at the Court House to-night ;
speeches made by both sides. The strikers
were firm and defiant while a number of bus
iness men openly avowed sympathy with
their cause. A committee was appointed or
five leading citizens to join with a similar
committee of strikers in a united effort to in
duce the managers to restore the wages at the
same figures as before the recent cut
A spcc'al from Parsons, Kas, to
Basoosiys: All the employes of the Pacific
shops went out on a strike at three o'clock
this afternoon, March 7. No freight trains
will be permitted to move, but passenger
trains will be allowed to run for the present,
but if strikers think necessary to crrry their
point, they will cut off everything but the
mail car. Three hundred men are in the
strike, all very orderly and quiet.
They Take Possession.
Washington, March ,7. Promptly at 12
o'clock four of President Cleveland's Cabinet,
Bayard, Whitney, Endicott, and Garlandi
entered the office ot the Secretary of State.
Mrs. Endicott, wife of the new Secretary of
War, accompanied the pirty, as did also
Justice Field, of the O. S. Supreme Court.
Immediately alter entering Bayark took the
oath of office, which was administered
by Justice Fields, Secretary Frelinghuysen
and Assistant Secretary Davis were pre.ent;
also Senator Payne, of Ohio, and ex-Attorney
General Pierrepont, The party then went to
the roo-n occupied by Secretary Chandler,
where Whitney took the oath of office as Sec
retary of the Navy.
In Secretary Lincoln's office, where Lieu
tenant General Sheridan and staff, of the war
department had assembled, the oath was
administered to Eadicott. Mrs. Endicott en
tered the room as eoon as Jus'ice Fields had
administered the cath. Various army officers
were in turn introduced to the new secretary
by Mr. Lincoln
Attorney General Garland was sworn into
office at the department of Justice. The
rlu.was admiouteied by Justice Field
in the presence" of Attorney "'General
Brewster, Secretaries Bayard, Manning, Whit
ney, Endicott and Lamar, and a few others.
Brewster will continue to act as Attorney
General until Monday, when be will formally
present his successor to the United States
Supreme Court. The party proceeded from
the Department of Justice to the Treasury
Department, where the oath of effice was ad
ministered to Se. retary Manniag.
Tliry Uave Gone.
WasurNCTON, March 7. In the State, War
and Nary department building this morning
tne retiring secretaries bade the chiefs and
clerk3 who served under them good-bye, and
complimented ihem on their services. Secre
taries Frelingb uysea and Lincoln met their
subordinates in the offices which the heads of
the State and War departments have occupied.
Secretary Chandler called upon his sub
ordinates in their respective rooms.
No official tusicess of any character was
transacted by the retiring officers.
Prior to the incoming secretary taking the
oath of office the building was filled with
visitors.
Congrtssman-elect Wheeler (Ala.) headed
the delegation that eutetrd the apartment
occupied by the Sicrctary of the Navy. The
members of the delegation were men of above
the average size and numbered about a dozen.
They were introduced to the retiring secre
tary, eve.y one as a general or a colonel.
Chandler, a man small in stature, quietly
folded bis bands in front of him and plain
tively remarked: "Gentlemen, pive me time
to pray." When he turned to Wheeler and
was about to ask: "Where are the judges?"
he fonnd that the congressman-elect bad left
the room for a moment; but he soon returned
with four Alabamians, to all whom he intro
duced the secretary.
Phil. Thompson Secretary Lincoln-Gail.
Gram's Commission Signed.
WasHiscTON, March 7. Phil. Thompson,
of Kentucky, is making a strong fight (or the
Commissionership of Internal Revenue.
When the commission was made
out for the appciutment of General
Grant on the retired list, Secretary Lincoln
retained it at the war depaitment, thinking
it proper that the new secretary should be
given an opportunity to sign it,afterits signa
ture by the president. Yesterday morning the
president sent for it, in order that there might
be no delay in making the appointment.
Secretary Lincoln took the commission to the
Executive Mansion in person and handed it
to the President remarking that be bad not
yet acted upon it because be thought
Judge Eadicott would be pleased to attend
to it as one of bis first official duties. "That
was very thoughtful in you, Mr. Lincoln,"
observed the President. "I have no doubt it
would be a pleasure to Judge Eadicott, still I
will sign it myself that there may be
no delay, and then Judge Endicott
can countersign it." President Cleveland
thereupon affixed bis signature. The com
mission, a'ter the official record wss made,
was returned to the war department. This
morning it was on the desk ot the new sec
retary of war, and the first official act of Sec
retary Endicott was to countersign it.
llonur to Gordon.
London, March 7. The Pall Mall Gazette
urges that the best testimonial it is possible
to make for General Gordon would be the
formation of a Gordon Free State upon the
plan of the Congo free state, formed 'by an
international African association. The new
State to embrace the Nile country, its object
to be, the holding of that country as a water
way. The Gazette thinks the formation of
the proposed Gordon free state should be ef
fected after the construction of the Suakim
and Berber railway.
Be-
mocracy.
Washington. March 7. The formal trans
fer of the treasury department from ex-secretary
McCullough lo secretary Manning, took
place this morning. The new secretary wss
escorted to the department by the retiring
secretary, who called at his house for him.
S-con after their arrival Mr. McCullough pre
sented assistant secretaries French and Coon
to the new secretary. Mr. Manning, who
hid not yet taken the oath, said he
would probably qualify during the
day, but as he did not propose
to enter actively into the business of the offce
until Monday he requested the assistance of
secretary Coon to sign mail for him today as
acting secretary. Mr. Manning and Mr. Mc
Cullough then retired to the secretary's pri
vate office and remained closeted together
several hours, talking over the business and
personnel of the department. A large num
ber of persons cal'ed to pay their respects to
the new secretary but were denied admission.
Uank Statement.
Wail Street, New York, March 7. The
weekly bank statement shows tne following
changes: Loans increase 3,793,000, specie in
crease 2,125,000, legal tenders decrease 3.05G .
000, deposit increase 3,053,000, circulation
increase 178,000, reserve decrease 1,733,000.
The banks now hold 47,385,000 in excess of
legal requirements.
American Utllet for China.
Giibalter, March 7. The British steam
ship Strathleven arrived here with a cargo of
Remington rifles and ammunition. As its
destination is presumably China the French
consul telegraphed Paris for iastructions as
to whether the Strathleven would be allowed
to proceed.
Bat Be "Got 'em-' Again ?
PirrsBcao, Pa., March 7. On account of
indisposition of Jos. K. E nmet, actor, no per
formance will be given at the opera house
this afternoon or tonight. Emmet was taken
t the West Pennsylvan'a Hosjital.
The Baalneaa Completed.
Washington, March 7. Postmaster Gen
eral Yilas and Secretary Lamar took the
01th of office and entered upon the discharge
of their duties.
Glad to Bear It.
London, March 7. The Marquis of Lome
last night, in a speech, ridiculed the idea of
an approaching war with Russia, and said all
would be peacefully settled.
THE CUVKV1IMS IODAT.
Subjects of Sunday Sermons In City
Chnrehea Revival Xotes Special An
nouncement!. Congregational. Sabbath school at 0:30
a. m. Preaching at 11 p. m., by Rev. Geo.
Darling, of Wampum, Wis, and at 7:30 p.
m. by the pastor, Rev. Wra. II. Warren.
Young people's meeting at 7 p. m. All in
vited. Lagonda Avenue Chapel Sabbath school
at 2:30 p. m. Preaching at 7:30 p. m. by
Mr. E. Lee Fleck, of Wittenberg seminary.
First Presbyterian Corner Main and
Fisher. Rev. W. C. Falconer, D. D., pastor.
Sunday school at 9:45 a m. Communion
and reception of new members at 11 a. m.
Service of song" at t:SO p. m. Sjbjci: "The"
Songs and Singers of the Bible." The public
cordially invited to all services.
Seventh-Day Adventists Meeting every
Saturday at 10 n. m. and Sunday at 7:30
p. m. All are invited.
Central M. E. Sabbath school at 9 a. m.
Preaching by the pastor, Rev. A. B. Leonard,
D. D., at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. The
ordinance of baptism will be administered to
adults in connection with the morning ser
vice. General class at 2:30 p. m. Young
people's meeting at C:30 p. m. Strangers
specially invited to these services. Seats are
free.
Second English Lutheran Sabbath school
at 9:15 a. m. .At 10:45 a.m. Sacramant of
the Lord's Supper. At 7:30 p. m. preaching
by the Rev. J. A. Clutz, of Baltimore, Md.,
Secretary ot Home Missions.
High Street M. E. Rev. J. F. M iriay, the
pastor, will prea:hat 11 o'clock a. m. and at
7:30 o'clock p. m. Morning subject, "Bright
Light in the Clouds;" evening subject, "Good
News." Sabbath school at 9:30 a. in. Young
People's meeting at 6:30 p. m. All are cor
dially invited.
Wiley M. E. South Center street, Rev".
Henry W. Tate, pastor. Services at 10:30 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. Sabbath school at 2 p. m.
Ycung people's praise meeting at C:30 p. m.
All are invited.
United Brethren Lagonda. The pastor.
Rev. S. W. McCorkle, will preach at 10:30 a.
m. and 7:30 p.m. Regular Class at U:30 a.
m. Young people's meeting at 7 p. m. All
are cordially invited.
First Baptists-Preaching at 10:45 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m, by the pastor, Rev. A. L. Wil
kinson. Sunday-school at 0:30. All cor
dially invited.
Christ (Episcopal) Services on Sabbath as
follows: Holy communion at 9 a. m. Sab
bath school at 9:45 a. m. Horning service
at 11 a. in. Evening service at 7:30 p. m.
In the evening the second in the course of
Sabbath evening Lenten lecture;. Rev. John
T. Rose, Rector.
Second Piesbyterian-Services in this church
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m., conducted by the
pastor, Wm. H. Webb. After the morning
service the sacrament of the Lord's supper
will be administered. A cordial invitation is
extended to all.
First English Lutheran Rev. D. AV.
Smith pastor. Sabbath school at 9 a. m.
Sermon at 10:30 a. m. by Rev. J. A. Clutz,
of Baltimore, Md. Evening services at 7:30,
conducted by the pastor. AH are cordially
invited to attend.
Second Biptist Rev. Wilton R. Boone,
pastor. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30
p.m. by the pastor. Sabbath school at 2:30
p. m. All are welcome.
Trinity Baptist Sabbath school at 9:45 a.
m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. by
the pastor, Rev. J. O. Fernald. All are cor
dially invited.
St. Paul M. E. Sabbath school at 9 a. m.
Preaching at 10:30 a. m. by Rev. George F.
Reeser, and at 7:30 p. m. by the pastor, Rev.
Henry Tuckley. Subject: "A Change of
Government Demanded." All cordially in
vited. Methodist Protestant On Pleasant street.
Rev. J. B. Walker, paster. Preaching at
10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. S-ibbit b school
at 9 a. m. Bind of Hope at 3 p. m. A cor
dial welcome to all.
United Presbyterian Sabbath school at
9:30 a.m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7 p
m., by the pastor, Rev. Joseph Kvle. A cor
dial welcome to all.
Christian Near southwest corner High and
Mechanic streets. Sabbath school at 9:30 a.
m. Preaching by Rev. D. A. Long,
at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. All cordially invited.
The Treasury In the Hands of the
DOINGS IN SOCIETY.
Since the papers have heralded the fact
that the new president played "pinocle" on
his trip to the Capitol, the society swells are
beginning to affect the game, and those to
whom it was heretofore an Eleusinian mys
tery are becoming inducted by skillful
players into its intricacies. At one bound it
has assumed at least a temporary popularity.
In fact, it is at present on the pinaclt.
When the American great-grand-mother
inhabited the wilds of the new world, she
used the rolling-pin for the pur
pose of reducing pie crust to a proper con
sistency and shape. Later on, when her
American daughter-in-law was reminded by
her spouse that her pies were not so good as
his mother's, the sometimes wielded it as a
a weapon, with which to reprimand such un
feeling behavior; but the grand-daughter a
second remove, covers it with satin, sticks it
full of little hooks, which she hangs with
flimsy, fashioaionable fallals and calls a bangle-
board. This bangle-board she bangs up as an
ornament on the sitting-room walls. Conld
the great grand-mother return, in material
ized form and see the blue-rimmed pie plate
of "ye olden time" figuring as a plaque on an
easel or a curio in a cabinet: and the rolling
pin near by, transformed from an article of
utility to one of gentility (like a parvenu
who has inherited wealth,) she would hold
up both her phosphorescent-glimmering
bands in astonishment, and exclaim: "Ho
cus poem, Jeremiah Pinkseed.
Dr. and Mrs. Casper have purchased Mr.
Morris Hayward's handsome Sooth Market
street residence and will enjoy the occupancy
of it; Mr. Hay ward moving, his family to a
new home on Miller stree.
Mr. and Mrs. Armln Fasslersre very oleas
antly situated at the Arcade Hotel. Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. H. Knight are also cozily domi
ciled in the suite of rooms lately occupiedby
Dr. Caspei's family. y,
Mr. F. M Bookwalter is in Denver, Col., on
business. "ji
Mrs. Geo. Spsnce is in Washington, the
guest of the Wilkinsons. Mayor C. W. Con
stantine also visited the city to attend the
Inauguration, and participated in the parade
with the Duckworth Club of Cincinnati.
Miss Sue B;lle Burbank is now number
ed among the agresab'e lady assistants at
the Public Library.
Mr. Jas. Johnson, jr., has returned front
his visit to New Orleans.
Mis3 Lucile Thomas', of this city, and
her sister Miss Josie Thomas assisted last
week in an entertainment given at Villa
Grove, Colorado, for the bjnefit of a family
who are in destressed circumstances. Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Thomas, nee Eff Cole,
sang seieral charming duets which were
well received, and the entire management of
the affair devolved upon Mrs. T. A. Young,
formerly Miss Coleman, of this city.
One of the latest fashionable freak 11 a
Commerce Club. This club is composed of a
number of vounz ladies, each one of whom
is exnected to give a reception daring tht &1
son. These receptions lssu. invitations ui aiyM
ceptions!
desired number of outside guests.
Springfield society has paid more attention
to religious revivals, of late, than to social as
semblies of the gayer description. This is not
altogether attributable to hard times, or the
Lenten season, but to faithful efforts of the
local ministry.
Miss Nellie Baldwin, who has but recently
returned from New York City, entertained at
cards on Tuesday evening a number of her
society friends, who welcome her return to
their midst.
The funeral of Master W-'llie Barnett, son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Birnett, of Louisiana,
which takes place from the residence of h;s
uncle, Mr. J. A. Barnett, of Limestone street,
this afternoon, will be private.
The prize awarded to the most suc
cessful player at Mr. and Mrs.
Stillwell's progressive euchre party
on Friday evening, was an exquisite floral
basket with a heart-shaped design in the
center. The prize was one of Mr. Stillwell's
tasteful ideas.
Mrs. Richard Thomas soon leaves for a
visit to friends in the East, aud will, on her
return, join ber family in their trip to Col
orado. It is understood that Mr. John H. Thomas'
family will open their elegant new office
building with a swell reception. The rooms
are to be handsomely carpeted in Brus
sels, and the interior is as complete
in its appointments as any fine residence.
Mr.
nati.
Frank Coblentz i: home from Cincin-
Mrs. Annie Warde and Miss S. E. Cavileer
of East High street, assisted by Mrs. George
F. Stephens, entertained a number of lady
friends at tea last evening.
Mr. Baldwin, of the Akron Iron Co., of
Akron, Ohio, called on a number of Spring
field frieads last night.
Mrs. EI. Simpson was in Cincinnati on a
shopping expedition last Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bucy, nee Stella Co
baugb, of this city, are spending the month
of March in New O.'.eani.
Mrs. Bunyan, of Richmond, Ind., is visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Olstott, of E.
Main street.
Miss Carrie Hershey was the guest of Miss
Carrie Lamme, of Medway, last week.
Amusementa.
C. D. Hildebrand, the reformed outlaw
exhibited his great Cryptogram of Prison
Life to an immense audience at Black's
Opera House, last night. No entertainment
which has lately visited our city has been of
more novel interest. The subject is at once
a startling one, dealing as it does with the
inner workings of prison life, and is shown
up with special scenery in a manner
very forcible and intensely interesting
Tonight (Sunday) an entirely new set of
B-:enes will be shown, illustrating the hard
ships of a criminal lite in and out of prison,
the wonderful underground caves of the
West, which are still hidden from the outer
world, and the terrible fates of the noted
crimjnals of the age. Admission 10, 15 and
25 cents.
The current number of the Cincinnati
Giaphic has a portrait of Fred. S. Brown, the
now famous "Sherwood" of the Enquirer,
which bis Springfield friends readily recognize
c s fair to middlingly good.
RAMBLER'S NOTE BOOK.
WALKS AND
TALKS
CITT.
ABOUT TBB
z
Gathered and Compiled by Oue Who
Keeps Eyes and Kara Open for the Ben-
eflt of Springfield Readers location ot
the Post Office Building;-The Plumber
Harvest Social, Musical, General and
Political Notes.
The main topic of the week has been the
awarding ot a $10,000 post-office building
to Springfield, and the probable location,
architecture and ultimate cost ot the building.
Of coarse the location is the question most
discussed. Wherever the post-office is located
the surrounding property will enjoy a big
boon in price, probably doubling in value.
This fact is well known to owners of proper
ty centrally located, and they are not slow in
setting forth the extraordinary advantages of
th&r property, from the house tops. Center
aid High streets, and Center and Main streets,
are .much spoken of as locations. Besides
these, the old Republic building on Main
sfjet, the corner of High and Spring streets
and. others have been discussed. A gentle
man who is very well posted in the require
ments of the post office, as to location, in
speaking of the question caid:
"In a city that eajoys the free delivery sys
tem as Springfield does, it is not necessary to
hare the post-office in the business center of
the city. The Dayton post-office is two
squares at least from the business center, and
on one side at least is surrounded by resi
dence;. In Cincinnati, the moving of the
post-office from Fourth Btreet to Fifth and
Walnut took the office three squares from
Fourth and Vine, which is the center of busi
ness. In Columbus, the tame thing was
done. There was a large number of sites
mentioned in Springfield for the office. It is
said that the Central M. E. church site, corner
Center and High streets, could be purchased,
as the congregation is growing
too large for the building, and won.d conse
quently like to get a new location and build
a new church. The lot comer Main and
Center streets is also mentioned, and is pre
ferred by some because it is much nearer the
center of business. The jail lot corner High
and Spring streets is spoken of, but has sev
eral objections. The Spring street ascent to
it would be a steep hill, and the High street
ascent is also quite a rise. Besides, there are
residences for a square on each side of it.
In regard to the location Postmaster Johnson
said:
"The citizens ot a city where a public
building is to be erected always have an op
portunity for expressing their preference for
the location ot the buildiog. If, however,
they' are nnable to agree on a site, a commis
sion is tent from Washington, which hears
the suggestions from the citizens and finally
settles the matter, alter a thorough examin
ation of the advan1 iges of all the locations
offered. In Columbus an endeavor was made
to change the location of the building aiier
the foundations we.e up. Same heavy capi
talists wanted to get the building on their
propaty, " to whoop up the value of the
neighboring property, which they owned, and
raised such a commotion fiir-nwhiU that. i.
looked as it the buildiig was to be changed
after it bad been began. The contemplated
building in Springfield will probably ha three
stories high. The plans will all be made by
the Government architects. As I understand
it the appropriation ot $100,000 does not
mean the entire and final cost of the build
ing. There is but little doubt but that the
buildtag will cost from $150,000 to $200,000,
before it is completed. If the gronnd does
not ccst too much a very fine building can
be run up for that price. Everything of
courts depends on the Government."
The material nsed in the building will
probably be white ttone, which the Govern
ment is now using generally for its buildings.
It will be entirely fire-proof and fitted up in
the finest style ana with the most approved
Posloffice appointments. It is not likely
the building will be ready for occupancy in
lesss than three or four years at least. The
Postoffice has two years lease yet to rnn in
its present quarters, and has the privilege ot
renewal at the end of that time. The new
building will be an immense advantage to
Springfield, and will add much to her repu
tation as a city.
The Kentucky State Journal wants the
name of the Farm and Fireside, the agricul
tural paper published in this city changed to
the "Farm and Firef'ont, for who," it says,
" sits at the side of the fire as long as be can
get room in front."
Urbana has had a Siege ot the "black-bird"
fever. The "jolly black-birds" of that city
have turned over the princely sum of $50 to
the Women's Benevolent Society of Urbana
for the city poor.
Prof. John S. Van Cleve, the noted blind
pianist, musician and critic of Cincinnati, is
endeavoring to arrange a series of lectures on
musical subjects in this city.
A cruel exchange says: "Our attention was
called to a stately figure walking along Main
street yesterday. So princely, lofty and chiv
alrous was the bearing of the stranger that
we immediately cabled the principal capitals
of Europe to inquire if any ot their kings
had escaped, or if any dukes or emperor) had
got out of their cages. The matter was defi
nitely settled, however, by one of our report
ers, who discovered that the princely stranger
was a hotel clerk from Springfield, O."
Prof. Caulfield, the great organist who
formerly played at the Episcopal church in
this city, is now playing in a large church in
Pittsburg. Caulfield is one of the greatest
organists in the country, but was hardly ap
preciated here. He was formerly organist of
a large church in Washington, where John
Sherman attended worship. It is said that the
latter Senator took great interest in Caulfield,
and delighted to hiar him play.
. delicions story is tcld in connection with
the professor's Washington engagement.
Among other things he used to play was
Bach's G. minor fugue, a composition of ex
traordinary difficulty. While playing this
one day, the rector of the church came in.
With sublime musical ignorance, he mistook
the lightning rapidity of certain passages for
a lively dance tune. Going up to the organ
ist, he tapped him on the shoulder. "Look
here," said he, "this wont do, you know, you
tnuin't play jigs in church." The organist
glared at him for a few moments in helpless
amazement. Then, in his most cutting tone,
he said: "Any man that don't know Bach's
G, minor fugue from a jig, is a dots fool;"
His j
resignation was immediately requested.
Proposed subject for a sublime work of
art: "Temp Wilson in the act of witnessing
the inauguration of G. Cleveland at Wash
ton." The series of meetings 'v.hich have been
held every night at the First Presbyterian
church doing the past week, have been very
successful. Over twenty-five persons nave
joined the church through the instrumentality
ot the meetings.
"We will probably continue our cheap
shows nightly at BKek's Opera Louse from
now on until May," said the manager of that
house, yesterday. "In spite of the exceed
ingly low rates of admission we have man
aged to make the shows pay very well, so
far, and hope to do so in future. The cheap
shows appeal to a different class, which can
not afford to pay for higher class attractions."
Gen. Kei.'er has made a boom for himself
in popularity, in this city, by his indefatiga
ble and success'ul efforts in securing a public
building for Springfield.
The Clark county people who hold land af
fected by the McArthur decision need not be
alarmed. The decision reached comes far
from settling the case. The McArthnr case is
immortal and five generations of young law
yers are destined to cut their law teeth on it,
before it is decided.
A colored child born in this city last week,
has received the euphoneus title of Napoleon
Wellington Caesar Chas. H. Berry Smith.
Mr. Chas. Patterson, one of the brightest
young men of this city and a graduate of
Wittenberg College, is home for the summer
from the school near Hellefontaine, of which
he has charge. Mr. Patterson is fitting him
self for a college professorship.
Dr. Russell fired a furniture drummer
named Higbee oat of his office last week, in
the most artistic style for certain lies
which the latter had been guilty of about the
character of a young lady. It was one of
the liveliest perscriptions of bounce ever
applied. The drummer jumped the town
without delay.
One day lest week a gentleman WJ3
stopped by two little boys, both pale, wan
and hungry looking. The older boy said,
"For God's sake, milter, give U3 a penny to
buy some crackers. We have had nothing to
eat for two days." After giving bin some
ima'l change the gentleman asked him why
he did not apply to the Women's Benevolent
Society or Township Trustees. "The Benev
olent Society has no money, they say, and
the Township Trustees told my mother that
the people must get work, as they could not
give out any moie money," was the reply.
The boy claimed to live on the corner of East
and Pleasant streets. It has since been
learned that the boy approached dozens of
people, including all the Arcade merchants,
with the "penny for a cracker" plea. His
case should beinvestigated and he family
relieved of stirring.
For the past three weeks the plnmbersS
have been having a perfect whirlwitd of bus
iness. An old band at the business said:
"I believe that fully one-half of the water
pipes in the city are frozen. The past winter
has been the severest I ever saw. The ground
does not ordinarily freeze farther down than
two and a half feet. This year it has frozen
three and one-half. It is the Bide pipes con
necting the water mains with residences that
have suffered the most. In no case have
the ciiy mains frozen. They are laid
at least tour feet deep, and the ebb and flow
of the water in the pipes also protects them.
The side pipes are not over two and a half
feet deep, which does not protect them in a
season such as the one just past. More than
half the city has been without water for two
or three weeks. The only way to thaw out
the pipes is to dig a trench down to them
and build a fire in the trench. This beats the
pipe and thaws the ice in it. The pipe is then
tapped and hot steam forced in to it from a
machine made for the purpose. Under this
treatment the worst case of freezs soon suc
cumbs. Most people made a mistake in hav
ing the;r pipes only laid two and on half in
stead of four feet d ;p, out of all reach of
frost. The plumbers have done an enormous
business the past few weeks, I can tell you."
Mr. Frank Showers has decided to become
a candidate for Mayor on the Democratic
ticket. Tne other candidates named are J.J.
Smith and John L. Zimmerman. Zimmer
man has gone to the New Orleans exposition
and will be gone until some time after the
convention, so that bis ncme will be in the
hands of his friends in the convention, which
will give him whatever it pleases. A well
posted Democrat in speaking of the question
of city nominations said:
I consider it firmly settled beyond dispute
that Mayor Coustantine will not be a candi
date again. He has bis eyes fixed on bigger
game in the shape of a place under the ad
ministration. The most talk for Mayor now
is in favor of James Johnson, jr., and he may
be the nominee. J. J. Smith is an eld wheel
horse and all that sort of thing, but he was
twice defeated, once when he ran against
Coffin and ouca against Cole. This makes
some Democrat a little afraid of a twice de
feated candidate. Billy O'Brien is much
talked of for marshal, and ot course Billy
Mills has the dead wood on street commis
sioner. If Mr. Wilbur Gunn, the tenor, formerly of
this city, continues to show such improve
ment on bis annual visits to this city in the
future as he has in the post, it will not be long
before he shall begin to expect impossibilities.
To any one who heard his exqnisile singing
at High Street church last Thursday evening
the secret of his great success in New York
City is not at all strange. He went to New
York as raw voice material. He returns an
artist. His true intonation is a never ending
delight to his hearer and the quality of Ms
tone is always smooth and musical. He never
fails to interpret the spirit ot a composition
aright, and every note be sings shows the
most careful study. He is now studying hard
with Wm. Courtney, one ot the Ieadiog voice
teachers in New York. At a recent recital of
Prof. Courtney's pupils in New York Mr.
Gunn took part with high honor.
The Commercial-Gazette society corre
spondent says that " Mr. Jas. P. Goodwin,
candidate-elect on the Republican ticket for
Mayor in Springfield, is engaged to Miss
Essa Mills, a charming young lady of Har
rison street in that city."
Dr. Louis Mass, the celebrated Boston
pianist, will give a piano recital in G, A. R.
with which words, he left the church.
Hall next Thursday evening. The program
will be varied by several solos by local talent.
Springfield is far from having a monopoly
in the tatooed tramp business. The San
Francisco Chronicle gives an account of a
tramp captured in California which goes the
Sprinfigeld story one better. It says :
"A drunken tramp was recently captured
at Leicester while in the act of clinching a
lamp-post to get a drink. He wa3, when
searched, foind to be tattooed from his
shoulders to his feet, the police description
of his marks being: Letter "D" and ship
on breast, together with a house, pigeons,
anchor and chain, haystack, fishes and trees,
a man driving a sheep, a pig, the Union
Jack, the Prince of Wales' feathers, an
anchor, two inscriptions, " Love me and
Leave Me Not" (Shakespeare) and a grave
stone to "The Memory of All I
Love," a Highland girl dancing, a Highland
soldier and another soldier wearing a red
coat, crossftaffj and bayonet, drum and sticks,
a pile of shot, J-W. F.," a gun, another gun
and crossed fisz?, crossed pipes and a jug and
glass; on the right arm an ensign, sailors, a
ship, a cross and a large .fish, a sailor with
crossed flags and "Charlotte" in capital let
ters; on the left arm a policeman taking a
man into custody, and Faith, Hope and
Charity; on the left leg a man; on the right
leg a woman and a flag."
"I know how you can find that girl of
yours out," said a friend to Fitznoodle, on
Market street, yesterday. "How?" said
Fitzn , eagerly. "Why, by going around to
see her when she is not in," ssid the friend,
with a grin.
No manufacturer seems to be able to come
within a hundred mile3 ot Springfield with
cut being possessed with a wild desire to pull
up stakes and move his shop to this city.
Mr. John W. Bookwalter isat Cairo, Egypt.
The next thing we shall probably hear is that
be is running for the office of Khedive of
K;ypt, on the El Mahdi compromise ticket.
The Sandusky Local says: "W. F. Whit
ley, of Springfield, Ohio, is in town today
making arrangments for the purchase ot lum
ber for a new $10,000 rink at the above place.
The lumber is purchased from the Plummer
Lumber Company."
Diligent local inquiry failed to develope
any particulars of the above enterprise. Capt.
Welsh was seen as to whether the item re
ferred to the new opera house and rink which
Mr. Ross Mitchell contemplates building on
the corner of Jefferson and Center streets,
but he had nothing to say in regard to it.
There have been rumors for some time that
a large new rink was to be constructed in
this city and run by a stock company.
The following very interesting programme
has been arranged for the Complimentary
Recital given by the Springfield Vocal So
ciety at the G. A. R. Hall, Monday evening,
March 9th, 1885:
r-BOORAMUE.
Instrumental Duet, "Eondo Brllliat".Feca.
Mrs. Williams and Miss NeUen.
Chorus, "Crowned with theTeinpest" "ErnanL"
8ocletv.
Vocal Solo, "VTake, sweetest melody,"
"II Gluramenta."
Miss Esther Slmpaon.
Vocal Duet, "Dews ol the summer nUht,"
"Don Hanlo."
Mr. and Mrs. a C KUlmer.
yocsl Solo, "The Wanderer," ..ScbuUrt.
Miss A lice J. Vow.
Vocal Duet, "Giorno d'Orrore,""Semlramide."
Mrs. Starker and Miss HtUkelL
Double Male Quartette, "Oh hall us, v free,"
"Ernanl."
Messrs. Frankenbers, Kilmer, Kennedy. Arthur
Putnam, Bearer, Earbank, Prothero.
Chorus, "When daylight's goIns,""Sonaambula.'
eoclcty.
1STEEMISSIOX.
"Help, LorJ," "Elijah."
Socletv.
Duet and Chorus. "lord.bow thine er," "Elijah.'
Mrs. Wllliimi anil Mln Wilt.
j Eaclt, "Ye pcople.rend yoor hcarta," ."Elijah.
-err'- .-t-George Fraakenberj.
rs-.TnorSolo. "IrifV sl-im. .i-t. F7lt.l
Tenor Solo,
Mr. Goorce Frankenbtn.
Chorus, "Yet doth the Lord," "Elijah."
Society.
A large number of invitations have been
issued to the music-lovers of the city and the
patrons of the Society in the past.
Rambles.
Answer in An Injunction Case.
The answer of defendants in the suit
brought by City Solicitor F. M. Hagan against
Thomas Dngan and othery, for an injunction
restraining the City Council, clerk and treas
urer from paying claims for attorneys' fees in
the case to test the constitutionality of the
Police Commission law, was filed in court
yesterday afternoon. The first defense set
up is that said Francis M. Hagan, City Solici
tor, ought not to have or maintain his said
alleged cause of action because he has not
legal capacity to sue in said action and has
no interest in the subject matter thereof.
For a second defense defendants say they
admit Hagan's official position, that said city
is a municipal corporation as described ia
said petition and that the several persons
named as councilmen ol said city are such ;
that said John S. Shewalter is the clerk, and
said Wm. S. Wilson treasurer of said city,
and that raid councilmen are about to issue
an ordinance, the clerk his warrant or
order on the treasurer for payment of
said ciaim, but these defendants deny
each and every statement and allegation
made in said petition net hereinbefore ex
pressly admitted, and that such are untrue.
The court is asked to dissolre the injunc
tion. A Cow Commits Bari-Kari.
The famous "impalement act" was done up
in great shape on West Main street about
three o'clock yesterday afternoon, the star
performer being Marshfield Steele's cow, a
large, handsome and well-bred animal. The
cow had escaped from her rightful premises
in rear of the house, which is midway the
square between Mechanic and Factory streets,
south side of Main street, into the grass plat
ia fro at, and an attempt was being made to
drive her back. She suddenly jumped the
high iron fence skirting the pavement and
wo3 immediately impaled on two ot the sharp
iron tips which pierced her flesh to a depth
of six or eight inches. A number of men
assisted in removing the animal from her po
sition, but in her struggles one of the iron
pickets broke off, it is supposed, in the cow's
body, as it has not been found. The cow wss
alive at an early hour In the evening, but it
was believed would die; at all events would
have to be killed, entailing a loss of at least
$75 on her owner. The space around the
premises had the appearance ot a shambles
from the amount of blcod escaping from the
terrible wounds in the animal's body.
The colony forming in this city to go to
Texas held a meeting at C. M. King'
law office last night, for the purpose of mak
ing further arrangements. The society now
consists ot some twenty members. There
was a large number in attendance, and many
new members were admitted. The next
meeting will be a public meeting held at
Betbard's planing mill, No. 22 West Jefferson
street, on next Wednesday evening. The oh
ject is to take up lands in Texas an I lay out
a town. The different trades are expected to
be represented, but the farming interest wili
be the main one at the beginning. The so
ciety only offers aid tp purchasers of land,
and no general fund for this purpose is to be
raised, as heretofore stated.
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