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date in t4, 9 above zero.
Amount ol precipitation KMCOot an inch.
There is one divorce for every sixteen
marriages in the State of Ohio.
Col. Coales Kinney is now rapidly im
proving, and permanent recovery is near
About 50.000 (rations of wine are consumed
at the sacrament tables in the United States
every year. Exchange.
If this be true the foundation of the
"gin mill" seems to rest on the "pillar of
Mrs. Garfield denies, with indignation,
the newspaper report that she is engaged
to be married, to Rev. Taylor, ef Pennsyl
vania, or anybody else. She is living
quietly in Cleveland, and fitting her
children for a career of usefulness.
The experiment of sending Cox to Tur
key opens up a new field of exports, and
will be watched closely by all poultry
dealers. Sam, the Scaramouch.
This item is "iritating without being
satisfactory" if there is any truth in Ben.
- The Salvation Army will soon reach
Springfield. The army made a great suc
cess in Dayton, one hundred and twenty
seven recruits joined the army and six
hundred and fifty converts are said to
have straggled from the field of carnage
to friendly camps.
The State Legislature, afterssme discus
sion oa the resolutions for the expulsion
of Allen O. Mjers, referred Jhem to a
committee. Similar resolutions by
Myers friends for the expulsion of Judge
Littler, were also referred to the same com
mittee. It is not expected that anything
more will be heard of the affair.
April . ISS&. T f A led Weather.
6.a.m a NK Raining
J0-J9a.m. 2 KC Sleeting
2iJ0 p. - , ,, ZV I N E Cloudy
'S0 p. a, I N E Cloudy
1" SO p m 16 IKE Cloudy
The question of the new market house
in this city is very little talked about It
seems to be a foregone conclusion that it
will cany. The voting will be by separate
ballot and the City Clerk has provided a
set of boxes for all the wards in the city.
So with the city ard township boxes there
will be three boxe it each voting place.
"Whenever you -t k, tell the truth," said
an ancient philosc her. If this principle
were to prevail ro'v, silence in this country
would be so thick that you could cut it witli
a case-knife. Exchange.
Yes, and "silence is golden," and that is
why there is so much paper money used in
this country; we are compelled to depend
largely upon the mines for gold.
Lonis Riel, the Manitoba rebel, is a
scholar and a man of great intellectual
capabilities. Years since he wrote several
poems of finish and fine expression,
though these have never been published.
The Current (Chicago.)
A rebel with his pockets full of "re
spectfully declined" poetry is a desperate
man, and should be dealt with cautiously,
but firmly, also with persistent zeaL
The rumors of war have created a boom
in the manufacture of firearms and ammu
nition in the United Suites. One firm
which manufactures rifles is working 1,360
men, another has received a very large
foreign order, and a cartridge firm is very
busy. A Massachusetts company has an
order for 200,000 swords, it is said, for the
Russian Government The Russians have
been making their own rifles for some
years, but they cannot, in the event of
war, make enough to supply the army.
By way of Jeflersonian simplicity, the
New York Tribune gives the following de
scription of Secretary Lamar's bath room,
fitted up in a room adjoining the Interior
Well, vou ought to see it It has been
furnished", regardless ot expense, with marble
6labs, carved mahogany, elegant chairs, costly
mirrors, Turkish towels, Smyrna rugs beauti
ful ivory mounted brushes and other requisites,
including perluined soaps and sweet-smelling
waters. Oh! it is gorgeous, and so comforta
bl that I do not believe the most exacting
Svbarite could find lault with its appoint
ment". To fit up and tarnish that room must
"have made a pretty big hole in the pile ot
money that theSecrfUry saved to the Govern
ment by sellirg the horses and wagons that
bad been used by the officers of the Depart
ment in the transaction of official business.
Secretary Lamar is rather elaborately
preparing, Sah, for the continuous influx
of the "great unwashed," and Secretary
Lamar is instinctively right, though a
Maclin and Gallagher, the Chicago bal
lot box stufiers and political swindlers dur
ing the late Presidential campaign and
convicted of election frauds, wf re ad
mitted to bail in the sum of $50,000 each,
last'week, on a writ of error granted by
Judge Gresham in the IT. S. Circuit Court.
The time for sending the two men to the
penitentiary expired at noon March 24,
and if the writ had not been granted they
would hae been taken to Joliet. Mike
McDonald-, the gambler, qualified as chief
bondsman and testified that he owned
$500,000 worth of real estate unincum
bered. War is brewing all over Europe, also
in Africa and Asia. In South America
there is always trouble. The forces of
Barrios under Prestan, were defeated by
the forces sent from Panama, at Colon,
and that city burned to the ground. The
danger threatened American citizens in
South America has called for the protec
tion alorded by the U. S. Navy and a
large naval force has been sent to Aspin
wall. The Reil rebellion in the North
west will probably give our army a chance
for an airing to prevent the rebels from
fleeing into the United States when the
Canadian army falls upon them.
To-day is Easter, and the appropriate
observance of the day will constitute the
services at the various churches in the
city to-day. The custom of using eggs on
Easter day comes from the remotest ages.
They symbolize the resurrection of the
Savior, and also various other usages have
grown up with the passage of time, as it is
supposed in early times the egg was the
only nourishment used on Easter day. The
Jews used eggs at the Passover; the
Druids also used them in their peculiar
ceremonies; the Persians made gifts of
them. In Russia it is a common custom
when greetinga friend on Easter morning
to say: "Christ ia risen," and present him
with an egg. The Mohammedans have a
similar custom. The queston will be ask
ed why do they color eggs on Easter? and
the only answer is that the custom gradu
ally grew out of the desire to beantifiy the
eggs as presents to friends.
The New York Tribune, after waiting
to obtain reliable information as to the
nature and causes of the trouble in the
Northwest, says editorially:
"The more the canses of the outbreak
come to be mnderstood, the less justifiable
does it appear. It, as alleged, the half
breeds apprehend the loss of some of their
lands through the introduction of a plan
ot surveying to which they were not acces
tomed, tbey had lawful remedies in their
hands. Riel, however, does not appear to
have desired the application of lawful
remedies. He wanted to figure as a pop
ular leader. Perhaps he has visions ol
an independent territory under his rule,
though after his experience in the Red
River rising it is difficult to understand
how he can possibly harbor any such delu
But the war in the North-West .is get
ting very earnest The town of Battle
ford, Manitoba, has been pillaged and
burned by the rebels, and ten persons
killed. It is remarked also that the dis
cussion in the Canadian Parliament indi
cate that the rebels have friends in the
The result of the municipal election in
this city tomorrow promises to be one of
unusual interest By this time every well
thinking man and citizen of this city has
determined in his own mind as to which
one of the candidates named, he will give
his support To this class of people there
is no appeal; to the other class, whose
minds may be changed and whose votes
can be purchased on the eve of the bat'le,
there is no fitting or effectual appeal pos
sible through any other means than the
power of money, or promise of reward.
That appeal must net be made in this
election, and if those who desire real re
form in elections of Springfield will see to
it that no unlawful nse'of money.fpromises,
or undue influences be used there can be
no danger to the city government from
the officials chosen by the vote that will
be cast tomorrow. The real contest does
not close until the last ballot is dropped '
into the boxes, and the polls are closed.
To the citizens of Springfield it is of
supreme importance that the best men
should be elected tomorrow to fill the city
offices. It is not a time to mince mat
ters, nor is it a time when any man inter
ested in what really constitutes a good
government to hesitate in the discharge
of a plain duty. There can be no ques
tion between Jas. P. Goodwin and J. J.
Smith for Mayor of this city. Mr. Good
win possesses the qualities, and possesses
them in an eminent degree, relatively, far
beyond his competitor, that recommend
him to that class of people who really de
sire reform and good government in this
city. For this same reason, for this alone,
and it is amply sufficient, the whole Re
publican ticket is recommended to the
voters tomorrow. The opportunity is of
fered for a grand victory for the very best i
element in this municipality, and the
counting of the ballots tomorrow night
will demonstrate whether it is appreciated
Out or the Old Home Into the New.
"Were I Diogenes I would not move out
of kilderkin into a hocshead though the first
had nothing but small beer in it, and the sec
ond reeked claret" So says Charles Lamb.
Nevertheless at this seafon of the year there
are always more or less people who feel it
necessary to make a change, and at the pres
day everything is so conveniently contrived
mat it is ia some ways a pleasant excitement
to move. "Very few thiugs are broken or de
faced. But there are certain things in every
house, wbese scratched aud cracked condi
tion give an idea of long descent to the prts
ent owDer, and it cannot be hoped that three
things will survive that quality in the expo
sure of a furniture-wagon.
Most everything turns shabby under the
ordeal of moving, and for a time we feel de
graded by the spectacle of their foilornness.
When he new house is chosen we make
gradual preparations to leave the old one.
The carf ets come up one by one, and one
after another, the walls are stripped ot their
pictures, and presently we are reduced to no
house at all, and being at home neither one
place nor the other. In the old house we go
from one room to another, recalling many
circumstances connected with them. The
guest chamber is still so densely peopled by
those it has lodged, that it will never quite be
emptied of them.
Friends are still calling ia the parlor below,
and the children are yet on the stairs. In
getting ready to go, nothing hurts quite so
much as the sight of the little girl packing
ber doll things for removal. The trouseau of
all loose elegant creatures are carefully as
sorted and arranged in various boxes and
small drawers ; the bits of broken dishes are
packed in paper and set out on the floor, a
pitiful little basketful.
However tedious the process of moving is.
the time finally comes when we sit down in
the new house, and take our first meal there.
This meal is almost sure to be un
pleasant tea, some scraps of bread made
with toast aad a bit of cake. But even this
compares very favorably with the last meal
in the old house. Indeed, It would be very
hard to tell which of the two uninviting
meals was the most so. Both were hurriedly
cooked, served upon irregular crockery, amid
groat disorder. But doleful as these meals
may be to the alders, they are partaken ot by
the children with a joyous riot
Every true American is a mover. We take
it from Abraham, who, it will be remembered,
packed his parlor and kitchen furniture on
his camel's back, and started off with his bet
ter half to seek a new camping ground.
As to the bouse we have left, it is always
best if it could be occupied immediately after
we have moved from it. A day's absence
changes it wholly, and it seems very differ
ent from the vacant house it was when we
first came to look at it
Bow very different our feelings now. Then
we were full of hopes, now wo are full of
memories. There is tne doorway where we
have sat to many summer days, and here the
family sitting-room, where so much has been
planned. The place will always bo painfully
sacred, and we resolve never to enter it
again, unless as a penance. Let some one
else take the old bouse, who is also escaping
from his past He will find it new and free
from memories, while we are in our new
hous enjoying the preent, that borders on
The Colored Race and Industrial Educa
tion. To the Editor of the Sunday Globe-Republic:
Sib: It is now a settled fact that the col
ored people of this country wield an immense
power, politically; indeed, it is believed they
hold the balance of power. At all events,
tbey are, as a race, an important factcr in the
government of our nation, Politicians see
and know this. They know that, if nomi
nated for office, it will never do, if they woo'd
be elected, to ignore or disregard tbeir
'brother in black." Alas ! too many, whose
political influence for good is now dead, have
learned this truth by sad experience.
What is true of my race in regard to poli
tics is equally trne of them in respect to
buuness. The many readers ot your
valuable piper, and especially the business
men of our city, may not have
noticed it heretofore, but it is a fact that the
colored people, not only of Springfield, but of
the wnole country, make it a rule to trade
at such business places as have in their em
ploy colored help. I know whereof I speak.
This conclusion is not the result of hasty
judgment on my part bnt rather, the legiti
mate outcome of personal inquiry and close
When it is remembered that the freedmen
ol this country have been ont of "the house
of bondage" for something more than twenty
yeais, and furthermore, that these are now
growing up to manhood and womanhood so
many sable sons and daughters of Ham; and
when it is borne in mind that most of, these
young citizens in embryo are coming in
to the possession of such rare intelligence,
and manifest such integrity of character as
well as habits of strict sobriety, its surprising
to see that so few of them are given the op
portunity to learn a trade, servo bebiad the
counter, become an apprentice in the printing
office, or to associate with his b-other man in
either the dissecting room or the chemical la
boratory. It is a well-known fact that for years my
race my poor and oppressed race have
been accustomed to no other labor than that
performed in the cotton-fields, in the kitchen,
in the restaurant and hoteL Is it always to
be soT Are we forever to be "hewers of
wood and drawers of water?" It cannot b;
it must not be. The pbilanthrophy of Ameri
can citizens is too great; and the religion ol
the Christian people is too ardent to allow such
a slate of things to exist forever. Long since
the Evangelical churches ot America realized
the patamount importance of helping the
negro to help himself, and with this heaven
born conviction many of them have deter
mined to educate his hand as well as bis heart.
At this moment the eyes of the civilized
world are centered upoa Africa, and the prime
question now being agitated by the chnrch
is "What shall we do to redeem Africa?"
The leaders in the church have expressed the
opinion that there should be sent from our
schools and colleges young ladies and gentle
men ot color, whose brains have been devel
oped and whose hearts are warmed and en
thused by the lore of Christ This is good
so far as it goes, but they should
be blessed with other qualifications.
Missionaries to the "dark continent" say that,
in order to elevate the natives and bring them
into a proper state of civilization, it is very
requisite that the hand should be educated as
well as the heart and brain. A distinguished
educator, how presiding over one ot our col
ored seminarits in the extreme Sautb, says :
"We need chops, and tools, and a foreman.
Many of our people have mechanical tastes.
We need a press to aid in our work." An
other, Rev. C. E. Becker, pre ident of Bene
dict Institute, Columbia, South Carolina,
says: "The industrial departments, organ
ized this year by the generous aid of the
Slater fund, are giving instruction in carpen
tering, sho making, type-setting, and to the
young women in dressmaking. The moral
effect ot educated labor cannot be appre
ciated until seen nnder such circumstances as
surround us here."
How can industrial education among the
race become more general. Not all of our
colored youths can have the advantage ot a
systematic education in our schools and col
leges; and hence, something should be done
to educate them in the industrial arts on a
larger scale. How can it be done? I claim
that much of the good work can be accom
plished by the business men ol America, Let
the enlerprising, large-hearted. Christian men
of our country, who have for years con
tributed so liberally or the moral, intellectual
and religious elevation of the colored race,
take our young men into their employ, and
thus give them the opportunity to become
good business men. The experience of many
proves most conclusively that such a move
ment, if general, will have a two-'old effect
First, it will aid the colored race
by giving many of their num
ber an industrial education ; and second, it
will help to increase the trade or business ol
such as hire colored laborers. So the simple
reason that the race will most generally pat
ronize and encourage such as maniteset a
willingness to help the negro.
Subjoined, are a few letters from some of
our own city business men that speak tor
I feel that in employing colored help, I
have not only bad eminent satisfaction with my
help, but find that my trade is much increas
ed thereby. J. M. Dosii.l.
We have employed a large number of color
ed men in our business for the past twenty
years. As a rule they have been industrious
and honest Some of them having been with
us four or five years, and we have had satisfac
tion in the employment ot colored labor.
We also employed a colored girl who was
with us several years and was very efficient,
a good cook, very neat and strictly honest.
C. C. Tatlob,
I have found, in asy experience wi'h color
ed employes, that tbey have been faithful,
and their services satislactory; and, moreover,
have a good trade among the colored people
which is duly appreciated.
II. W. Plattibbcbq.
We have in the past filteen or twenty years
employed a large number ot colored men
finding them as a rule to be good workers
and honest Some of them working for us
from four to six years. B. J. Hollowav.
We take pleasure in saying that we have
several colored men in our employ, and that
tbey give us satisfaction. They are honest
and industrious and in every way good
citizens. J. H. Uuuck a Bao.
For Five year I have had in my family a
colored gentleman of boaest aad industrious
habits. I also have a colored boy in my
grocery. Both give satistaction. Moreover,
I have good patronage from the colored peo
ple generally. Wm. Dixox.
Many other business firms write me that
they are not only well pleased with their col
ored clerks, but that they find they have a
much larger number of colored people trading
with them than do those firms that have no
Now, in what I have said oa this subject, I
do not wish to be understood as sayiag that
that the colored man should be engaged as a
laborer because be is colored; nor that the
white man should be turned ont to give his
swarthy brother a chance, Not so. Such a
desire in any man is 'base and mean. I be
lieve most emphatically in the "survival of
the fittest" The best and most skillful work
man should always be preferred, to the
black or white. But every close
observer knows that there are those
in this country, who often refuses the services
of good mechanics solely on account of their
color. Nothing else r re vents onr young
ladies rom being engaged as cashiers and
clerks in our millinery and dry-goods estab
lishments. Morally, they are well developed,
and not a lew ot them have carried away the
honors in their several classes at school.
I have merely broached this all-important
subject in a general way. I bare touched
only upon what I regard a theme of great
moment to the American people at large. An
uneducated, unskilled, and idle race oi beings
is neccessary a burden to any community.
As a nation our progress is seriously retarded
so long as tht masses are kept in ignorance.
The world may expect to find among my race,
as among every race, a s lbstractum of the
idle, the vulgar, and the vicious; but
shall the better and more refined
class be ignored ard kept forever
in the back ground on their account? Shall
these young and sprightly boys, who are
now playing about my window, and who are
perfectly ignorant of the amount of hardship
their parents experienced while in bondage;
shall they, born in a Christian land, and
reared under Christian influences, be ignored
aad forsaken because God, in His wisdom,
saw fit to give them a dark hue? Surely the
intelligence of the age will not tolerate such
an outrage. Yours for Humanity.
Wilton R. Booke.
Attractions at onr Opera noose's for the
The Hollywood Juvenile Opera Company
will appear in the Fairy spectacle production
of Cinderella at Black's Opera House for one
week only, commencing Monday night,
April Ctb, with matinee Wednesday and Sat
urday, fhey come highly recommended by
the Eastern press and public.
Baby Clara, who is only five years of age,
takes the part of Cinderella, and her dancing
and sioging cannot be excelled by any oue at
her age. Master Dick, ber brother, who is
one year her senior, appears as the Prince,
which is well taken by the yonng actor.
They are supported by a strong talented com
pany. There will also appear fifty beautiful
children from this city, who are well trained
for the occasion. The entire wardrobe used
is new, handsome and costly; splendid
scenery painted expressly for them; gorgeous
itage settings; everything bright and at
tractive. The prices of admission are only 10, 15
aud 25 cents. Reserved seats are on sale at
C H. Pierce k Co's. and Wilburs Railroad
Everybody in the immense audience who
witnessed "A Cold Day When We Get Lett'
on its former presentation here will rejoice
that the piece is to be again enacted at the
Grand next Wednesday evening. Brimming
toll of absurdities, it is one of the most laugh
able farcical comedies aver written. The
prices of admission will be 15, 25 and 50
cents, with no eitra charge fcr reserved seats.
The following is from the Boston Post:
"It was 'A Cold Day When We. Get Left,'
at the Howard on Monday evening, and it
the hearty applause with which the entertain
ment is greeted is any criterion, there will be
few cold days in the box otPce of that estab
lishment during the present week. The
attraction is a most singular combination of
roaring farce in a state bordering on the
delirium. Running through three acts are
strung together a series of situations of utter
absurdity and incongruity, aad the spectator
is forced to laugh without well knowing
what causes his mirth. The portion of the
entertainment displaying the most talent is
the variety melange into which the leading
feature is merged in the third act with sur
prising abruptness and ludicrousness."
S. B. Nagley imbibed too much "Bock
Bear" last night and got himself into trouble
by getting into the station house. He went
to a stand in the Market and bought some
horseradish, which he refused to pay for.
Officer Wilson and deputy Cnrren were called
and locked him up on the charge of drunk
enness and disorderly conduct.
ABOUT OUR OWN PEOPLE.
WHBBB THBTdOASn fFUAT THE J
Heme ol Iotereat, and the Details of a Busy
Week, that are Particularly Adapted for
Sunday Keadlns; and Meditation, fer
tainlng; to Onr City, Oar Neighbors and
Mr. S. Jerome Uhl, the artist, will return
here from Paris, in July.
Rev. Henry Tuckley has returned from his
trip to the East and South.
Rev. L. II. Utl, the missionary to India,
is on his way home, with his family.
C. D. Hauk was in Chicago during the
week, on business.
Waynesville News: "Mr. A. H. Shoemaker
and family have moved to Springfield, much
to the regret ot their many friends here. Mr.
Shoemaker and bis sons are all energetic bus
iness men, and we commend them to the best
treatment the good people of Springfield can
give them, and wish them a speedy return
A letter hat been received here written by
Mr. Lewis Johnson after bis arrival at Witch
ita, Kansas. Mr. Johnson is greatly pleased
with Witchita and will probably locate there.
Enquirer: Mr. John A. Wade, of Spring
field, Ohio, a nephew of the late United
States Senator Ben Wade, passed through
the city last night en route to Kansas and the
West, where he goes to invest in stock and
Last Sunday was the anniversary of the
Cincinnati jail riots, which called a large
number of citizens to that place to assist in
maintaining the majesty of the law, which
they did with credit to themselves.
Judge Littler has been illustrated by the
Enquirer artist The picture is said to be
really recognizable by those who have been
intimately acquainted with the Judge, aad
have ample imagination to supplement the
artist's lines. It seems that the Judge gave
an Enquirer correspondent a perfect fright
once, and hence no very special encoaiom
follows the picture.
Mr. Charles Driscol, of the firm of Dnscol
& Sons, was married on Monday morning at
six o'clock at the the St Nicholas Hotel, Cin
cinnati, to Miss Anna J. Smiley, of that city.
The couple left soon after the ceremony for a
two weeks' trip to New Orleans.
Mrs. M. A. Sackett aad her daughter, Miss
Kittie, left this city Monday night, oa the
fast train, for their home, la Westfield, New
Sheriff Wm. B.Baker entertained at dianer
on Tuesday the six surviving ex-Sheriffs of
Clark county Henry Hollenbeck, C. Albin,
James Flemming, Neil Baker, E. G. Coffin
and James Foley aad Judge Goode. The
dinner was on the "Baker plan," and every
body who was ever entertained by the sher
iff's family knows exactly the significance of
that expression. Naturally the conversa
tion took the direction ot reminsceuce, and it
came out that stven of Clark county's ex
Sheriffs are dead, and there were jnst seven
present Nobody enjoyed the affair more
than Uncle William himself and the ladies
of his family, who find tbtir happiness in
mak'ng others happy. Ad. Baker, from
north of the city, the sheriff's brother, was
also ot the company.
The ages of the sheriffs are as follows, and
neither ot them would be taken for his age
into ten years: W. B. Biker, 59 years; C.
Albin, 59; James Fleming. 59; E. G. Coffin,
54; James Foley, 47; C. Baker, Gl; Henry
Miss Goode, the danghfer of the Hon.
James S. Goode, left the city Monday even
ing, for Dansville, New York, to meet her
mother, who is recovering her health, in the
institution at that place.
Captaiu S. A. Todd removed on Tuesday
to his ntw house on Factory street
Mr. and Mrs S. H. Pye, ot the M. E. Book
Concern, ot St Louis, started for their home
Tuesday, after spending several weeks with
tbeir brother, L. H. Johnson, of South Yel
low Springs street, Mrs. Johnson of Blanches
ter remaining for a store extended visit
Mrs. Hope A. Clarke, the mother of the
late ThomaJ P. Clarke, and grandmother oi
the eng-avers of that name, in this rity,died
in Dayton, at the residence of Mr. A. Beebe,
Saturday night, March 28th, in the 8 1st year
of her age. She was buried on Monday
afternoon, from the First Baptist chnrch,
Dayton. Mrs. Clarke formerly resided here
and was mnch esteemed.
Mr. B. H. Warder has rented the Senator
Windom property at Washington, near the
Executive Mansion, to be occupied by him
while bis new residence Is being built. It is
quite evident that the Warders are much
pleased with "the finest residence city in the
world," and that their winters will hereafter
be spent in Wainin, ton.
Mr. Con Weaver, an employe of Jardine,
the plnmber, had a dark bay mare stolen
from bis stable on Race street, last week.
The police ware promptly informed of the
loss, and other measures taken for the appre
hension of the thief.
C. H. Bacon, George Warder, Dr. Seyi and
H. Voges departed Tuesday night, via the L,
B. & W., tor a week's hunt in Illinois.
The $9,000 bonds of the city oa account of
general expense fund, advertised for sale,
were put up on Tuesday. Lamprocht, Hays
& Co, at par, delivered in Cleveland. The
Springfield Savings Bank bid off the bond at
par and $1 premium. A resolution was
adopted making the award.
The abstract of condition of funds in the
city treasury, showing receipts expenditures
and balances for the year ending March 9, as
presented by the clerk: Total receipts,
$239,869.90; total expenditures, $201,410.76;
Judge Wm. H. West will probably be re
tained as counsel for the city in the case
against J. W. bookwalter to recover amount
of damages allowed M. B. Walker.
Pay otdiaances were submitted to council
on Tuesday night and adopted as follows:
Police, $1,455.45; Fire Department, $1,326 58 ;
streets and highways, $274.54; claims, $2,
307.33; health, $52; finance, $197 35; gas,
The Christian Publishing House, of Dayton,
gets our city printing.
What it will cost to rnn the town clock
may be found by the following bids for tba
job: W. E. Banta, $150 for first year, $25
each succeeding year for five years ;.C. C.
Fried, $125 tor two years; Hoffman & Co.,
$99 tor one year.
The report of Wafer Works Trustees for
February showing receipt of $23.53, of which
$23.17 is water rents. Disbursements, $763.95
Charles Potee was confirmed, on Tuesday
night as member of fire department in place
of Luke Brennon resigned Phil Coons was
his competitor for the position.
This is what it costs to run the station
house for the month ot March : Total num.
ber confined 128. Number of lodgeia 728.
Meals furnished 2,979. Average number per
day 32. Cost of 'ceding per day $ 79. To
tal cost $97.29.
Officer Hughes is off duty on leave for a
week from Tuesday. Officer Walker will
follow with a ten days' vacation,
Jos. Bolan gets $183, one-half of amount
claimed, for extra compensation for excavat
ing Mill Run sewer.
It will probably exhaust the $165 appro
priated by the City Council for the specie!
election on market bouse. It will n quite 50,-
The grade from the I, B. & W. Railway to
Lagocda bridge, on Lagonda avenue, has
The voting place for precinct B, Fifth
ward, will be at dinger's grocery, No. 317
West Main street.
Miss Flora Zeigler, ot Columbus, was the
guest of Miss Nellie Malin, of College avenue,
during the week.
Comrade A. O. Huffman, of Mitchell Post
No. 45, O. A. R., has been notified from de
partment headquarters of his appointment as
Assistant Inspector for this district, compris
ing the posts in Clark county.
A feature ot Easier music at St. Raphael's
church to-day will be the rendering ot an
enure mass by a triple quartette ot male
voices, under P. E. Montanus's direction.
something never, as yet, attempted here.
Prince Bismarck, of Germany, Prosecutor
Weaver and County Clerk Rabbitts, of this
city, celebrated their birthday anniversary
In Common Pleas Const Wednesday morn
ing Judge Goode overruled the motion for
new trial in the assault and battery case of
State vs. James Chapman, and affirmed judg
ment at last term ot $10 and costs. On ap
plication ot defendant ia the Guinea alimony
case, tho time for payment ot the first install
ment was extended. Judge Goode is work
ing hard on cases submitted, of which there
are eighty awaiting decisions, including the
Scott law caes.
It is reported that Nat. Creager, well
known as a contractor ia this city, was on
board the steamer Reuben R Springer
wrecked on the Mississippi River last Sun
day. No lives were luet.
Chas. H. Berry obtained pensions for the
following persons hut week: A. G. Bethard,
$1,600; John Green, $1,000; John Daringer,
The superintendant of the public schools
make the following report for March: En
rollment for boys 1907, girls 1956; total
3863 ; average daily membership, boyi 1808,
girls 1823.5, tout, 3636.5; average daily at
tendance, boys 1724, girls 1752.5. Number
new pupils, 91; number withdrawn, 414;
sea tardiness, 141; number ot perfect in
attendance 2,231; cases corporal punishment,
122; referred to Principal, 14; referred to
Superintendent, 3 ; cases truancy, 23 ; visits
by members of the Board, 13.
The jail-birds Jackson, Lewis, Uadsrwood,
Cheek, Gatewood and Butcher, were released
at the expiration of tbeir sentences, on Mon-
The Little Miami road will change time to
The Champion City Guard are about order
ing an outfit of regulation black helmets.
from Columbus, to complete their dress uni
form. Tney already have the white helmet
for summer use.
The Big six Band will furnish music at
the fair in Washington 0. H on the 9th
Mr. Robert Hedges, formerly a book-keeper
for Jones k Son, left on Thursday for Omaha,
Neb, where he will make bis future home.
Mr. M. Baird, of the Lagonda House, sp nt
Thursday in Columbus.
Mr. J. L. Bruner and wife left on Thurs
day for San Francisco, Cal., over the I, B.
& W. R. R.
Mr. Daniel Dennis, an old time resident of
Lagonda, died recently at the residence of
his daughter, Mrs. Jonas Weyant, at Bowlus
ville, O. Interment at Pleasant HilL His
age was nearly eighty-two years.
The Lagonda House has again changed
bands. This time it goes to Mr. William
Yoight, late of the Queen City Hotel in Cic
cinnati. Mr. Yoizht took possession last
Mr. John Reifsnider on Friday received a
telegram from Detective Norris that the pre
liminary trial of W. D. Hoyt, for shooting the
mulatto, Charles Stanley, at Cleveland, has
been postponed to next Wednesday. Also,
that indications are favorable for acquittal
aad that there are no signs of violence against
Mr. H. L. Rockfie'd and wife, accompanied
by Mrs. Snippe, left for Kentucky on Thurs
The Columbia skating nnk will be re
opened unier the management of the Big Six
band. The present managers retiring on Sat
urday. In the case ot Tbos. Kennedy vs. H. J.
Creighton, Judge Elliott rendered judgment
for the plaintiff for $575.
Mrs. Jacob Young of Scott street received
a birthday surprise last week. A fine willow
chair was among the presents.
Misses Irene and Winnie Spangler, of
Springfield, visited friends here this week.
Anson Shellabarger, of Springfield, was
down Sunday to spend a lew hours with
friends. Little Mary Cost of Springfield,
visited her grandma, Mrs. Heedwohl, and took
part in the entertainment AMn. Hariash
and daughter Minnie visited friends in Spring
field Tuesday. Osborn Local.
Mitchell Post G. A. R, at its last meet
ing passed a resolution of sympathy for Gen
eral Grant and family, presented by Mr?
Putnam, and ordered it to be sent to Colonel
Mr. E. Morgan, of the Gazette, has returned
Mrs. John Hammer, of North Mechanic
street, tell down stairs on Friday and broke
an arm ; also her head and body are badly
cut and braised.
Mr. S. E. Ryan, iate of Thedford, Canada.
is our latest acquisition from Her Majesty's
dominions. W. D. Cameron, of Champion
Bar k Knife Co , is introducing him among
his friends as "one of the finest." Let us
keep him in Springfield.
The Democrats of German township nomi
nated their ticket last night composed of the
following namis: Trustees, Peter Snyder,
Michael Shawver, Henry Tyter; treasurer,
John E. Lot ton; clerk, A. J. Circle; assess-
Lors, Alexander Michael, J. E. Ritter; consta
ble, Albert Zanders.
FURXlBBelt BY A 8VMAT ULOBB
tone Star Lixla-e I. o. O. F. Buck Creek
Tribe of Red Meu Death from f Jooaump
tlon Toung People's Literary Auocia
tion Uriel Mention of Lagonda Bnal
neae and Xte Inhabitants.
Mrs. Robt Gordon was on the sick list the
Mr. Stanley Leedale is at work again after
his sick spell.
Miss Alice Alexander is taking lessons in
Lone Star Lodge I. O. O. F will have
work in the Initiatory degree Monday even
ing. Mrs. Sallie J. Baker, of South Market
street, city, spent Thursday and Friday here,
guest of Mr. J. M. Derrickson.
Mr. Ctis Maley has moved in his house en
Mr. Waller Watson is convalescing from a
long siege of sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis NeaL of the city, Sun
dayed here last Sunday.
Mr. George Morrow who has for quite a
while been employed in the Champion works
here, as draughtsman pattern maker, has gone
to Detroit, Michigan, to superintend a shop
Mr. Frank Mickle leaves the coming week
for his home in Nebraska.
Buck Creek Tribe Red Men will have sev
eral degrees to confer Tuesday evening, let -there
be a full council.
Mr. Hugo Friedlander has returned here
after a years absence in the South.
Mr. Ed. Motrison who for the past year has
been in Florida has returned and is again
working in the Champion shop.
Tnesday, next the Ministerial Association,
ot the Miami Conference U. B will bold
their annual session in the U. B. church here.
Services b-ginningat 7:30 p.m.
Miss Nettie Andrews, of the ci'y, visited
Miss Laura Ross the past week.
Mrs. W. W. Neal was in Urbana, last week,
Mr. John Haines, who for some time has
been sojourning here, has returned to his
home in Reading, Pa.
Uncle George Tavenner returned this week
from a several months sojonrn in Virginia.
Mr. Ed. Kennon, formerly of this place, is
now in Missouri traveling for some wholesale
Mrs. John Flabarty. of the city, spent
Wednesday last with Mrs. Darst here.
Mr. Dave McMillen has gone to Rochester.
N. Y., where be will assist in ketping the
Champion Machines in order.
On last Thursday evening Mr. Will Cook
and Miss Eva Killen.Mr. Ed. Holden aad Miss
Adie Munday drove ovtr to Brighton and
spent a most enjoyable evening.
News comes from Warren county that
Harley Ross, of this place, has taken unto
himself a wife, the happy event taking place
A petition to change the bonr of holding
our Sabbath School has been in circulation
among the officers and teachers of the school
the past week, asking that the hour of hold
ing the school be changed to 9 a. m. instead
of 3 p. m. as I is now held.
Mr. J. M. Berger isn't after the Lagonda
postoffice as has been reported, bnt John has
sent in his application for the position of saw
dust inspector with headquarters at Catawba.
John you bad better haog on to that lantern
mentioned some time ago, as you may need
it to light yon out of Moortfield some dark
Don't forget the Easter services in our
church today, Sunday.
Mr. aad Mrs. John Fry burger have returned
from their wedding tour and will go to house
keeping the coming week, having rented and
handsomely furnished the brick house next
to Reid and Gordon's grocery.
The following is from the New MooreEeld
notes in the Springfield Transcript: We
don't believe the rumor that J. M. B., of La
gonda, has married, and gone into the dairy
business. If it L true then we will have the
pleasure of seeing him prosper, and test some
of his J. M. Berger-cheese.
Died: Wednesday afternoon, of consump
tion, Mr. John Kitchen, ia the 32d year of
On next Thursday evening the members of
the Young People's Literary Association will
meet at the home of Miss Lottie Zutavern
and give one of their very popular and in
teresting entertainments. The following pro
gramme is made out for the evenicg:
Music Piano Z Lottie Wells
Raiding; A. H. Taveneer
- Jennie lawrance
o. L. Cole
.Flossie Scott and Cora Holden
Mnsie i iano
Benediction -Lottie Well
Mr. Cyrus Nelson will move his family ic
his new home oa Lagonda Ave. the coming
Mr. Charles King, our district deputy grand
master made arraagements with the degree
siaff, of Lone Star Lodge, I, O. O. F., to
visit Catawba Lodge on Saturday evening,
March 28. and show the three-linked brothers
of that village the beauties of team work.
Well, the degree staff ot Lone Star fulfilled
their part of the contract and went to Ca
tawba, but Brother King failed to materialize
Lone Star lodge gotalongjust as well, perhaps,
as they received a hearty welcome from their
Catawba brethren. During the evening the
team worked all the degrees, something; that
Catawba h dge never before witnessed' They
said that bad tbey known 'the advantage of
team work over the old way, tbey wonld
have had a team long ago. The visitors were
band-omely entertained at the Hotel de Pier
son, and came away highly pleased with their
Mrs. Lena Jackson, of Dayton, and Mrs.
Chas. Bell, of Harsbmanville, are the guests
of Mrs. O. L. Underwood.
The shops here will be closed Monday on
account of the election.
Miss Jennie Neal is improving and will
soon be out among her friends again.
Mem.: Mr. J. M. B- it takes more than a
cigar to buy us off.
Rev. Z. A. Weidler, of Dayton, is a guest
at Rev. .S. W. McCorkle and wife. He will
occupy the pulpit in our church today.