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SPRINGFIELD, (X FRIDAY EVENING, NOVKMIJEH 19 188G.
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PRICE TWO CENTS.
Washington, No 19. Ken
lucky, Ohio. Indiana. Mlchi
gin: Fair weather. warmer-
SrRINGFIELD, 0., I
November 19, 1SS6. J
If it's overcoat selling time
(and it is) it's overcoat talking
We talk greater variety,
better stitches employed to
make them strong, and less
price to make them go.
You'll know a thing or two
more about way up qualities
and way down prices after
meandering through the
AJ : : U ,,
And noting prices here and
there throughout the various
stocks made and sold
the one firm name, OWEN
Think of us in your dreams
01 OVerCOatS tO keep the Warm
in, the cold out, the wet off,
leaving a comfortable amount
of cash in your pocket for
Great "hollerin" don't make
clothing any cheaper, or bet
ter, or as good. How quiet
we do the business of the city
and a good portion of the
It isn't spasmodic outbursts
ol large type and printers' ink
that does it. It isn't that we
ask ten dollars for an overcoat
and come down inch by inch
to five to sell it. It isn't that
we catch'emalive-o.fieece them
to the full amount of their
purse, then turn them loose
and giggle up our sleeve over
the amount of profit made
above what is just and right,
but it's to manufacturing
every article of men's, youths'
and boys' clothing, and re
tailing direct to consumers at
That has brought Owen Bros,
to prominence as the leading
clothiers of Springfield.
Smoking jackets have come
and are ready for looking and
Fur caps are in order.
Ditto gloves and mittens.
Springfield's Only One Price '
25 AXD 27 WEST MAIX ST.
Jersey Sweet Potatces,
BULK AM) CA.,
The Finest in the City.
J. 1. IFFEfi
n io cinT UIPLI CTDCCT
NO. 13 EAST HlhH STHC.-LI.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
0PERAT1TE DENTISTRY A
No. 9 E. Main Street.
THE WORLD'S NEWS.
Tragedies and Catastrophes in Various
Portions of the
Tli Item IHikinc After Ilulgnrln "'!
Kounielln Coal MoilntTuwanl Clnrlii-
nntl Tlie I'Mirtl Assortment of
Crimea nutl CntaMrophes.
Ml the Associated Tress.
11 stii. Nov. 1J. It is stated licre that
Austria, England ami dermany have pro
posed that before a successor to IMnee Al
exander, on the llulpirian throne, he elect -eI,
a union between ltulgatia and East Itou
melia shall le adjusted on a permanent
basis. It is said tnat IJussIa has objected
to the roioaI.
Tlie Appropriation Committee.
W.vshim.tov, Nov. 19. The clerk of
the house appropriations coinniittee and hi
assistant are busy preparing for a meeting j
of tlie committee Monday next. Responses
of memliers indicate that tliere will be a
Complete estimate for the sundry civil
bill were received in proof today, and will
be In shape for tlie committee to act
upon on Monday. Estimates for the forti
fication bill and the jeiislon bills have been
received also and legislative estimate aTe
expos ted by .Monday.
I The bundry cimI bill will be taKen up by
a sul-coniniittee Immediately upon their as-
! sembling. and will probably be ready to re-
lM,rt to the house within a davor two alter
Ciri.NNATl, Nov. 19. .John M. Pollock.
i representative of the Vacuum Oil compaii).
ioi liocnesier, .. 1 ., nas oeen missing since
Monday, and his books are under examina
! I-ite last night. Peter Encleliart. who lias
been living apart from his wife for some
I time, entered her apartments anil
coins to the room where their eight-year
i old son was Iving. fired two shots
at child- -Mrs. Enclehart flew to the
chilli's rescue and her husband tired at her.
1 tlie ball striking in the left side of the face
and producing a dangerous wound. Tlie
child was unhurt. Englehart escaped.
Axotl.er IMttsburg Ilomlriile.
Pittsiii in.. Nov. 19. About daylight
this morning, just after the close of a ball
given bj the Italian Brotherhood, Police
n.an Charles Jones shot and instantly killeil
his wife. Jones was intoxicated and trieil
to pick a quarrel with sev eral personal w ho
had attendep the ball. His w ife interfered
for the purjiose of getting him home, when
he drew his revolver and shot her through
rrnvl.flng Against Danger.
I.inov, Nov. 19. The government deny
that thev are making, as has been reported,
extensive military preparations, including
arrangements for the us1 of artillery. In
anticipation of trouble with the socialists
mi the occasion of their demonstration
Maimjitttk. Mich., Nov. 19. The crew
of the steam barge, Hubert Wallace and
schooner David Wallace, were rescued this
morning by the Portage Lake Canal Life
Saving crew. The Itobert Wallace Is a to
ta! wreck. The David Wallace is still
Twenty TI.oua.nl to strike.
Xf.w York. Nov. 19. A Kail Klver.
Mass., special sajs: The strike in which
20.000 cotton operatives w ill take part will
be inaugurated here within a mouth unless
the manufacturers grant an increase In
wages to their employes,
PlTTsin no. Pa., Xov. 19. Nearly
0.000. WO bushels of coal started by river to
Cincinnati and I-ouisville within the last
twenty-four hours. Probably 2.000,000
bushels more w ill be started this afternoon
Anthracite Coal in Illliioln.
St. I.OI is, N"ov. 19. A special from Mt.
Vernon, 111., says : A vein of coal five and
one-half feet thick was struck here this
morning. Tne coal is pronounced to lie of
the finest quality very like anthracite.
BAND OF HOPE MATTERS.
Christian Indies ami Gentlemen Wanted
Some days since a committee of six
three from the V. C. T. lT. and three from
the club were appointed to take charge of
the Hand ot Hojie. The same consists of
Mrs, 1). M. Hums. Mrs. John Dinwiddie,
Mrs. Dr. Haker, and Will C. Dinwiddie. A.
I Slager and 1L H.Young. Thiscom-
mimv met and determined to organize the
Hand into classes of from eight to twelve
in a class and have a teacher for each.
At the close of the Band meeting last
Sabbath, volunteer teachers were called for
and a large number resjsinded. This was
v t ry encouraging to those hav ing the matter
in eharire. Hut there is need of still more.
Altogether there should be from forty to
Iifty. Who else will help'.' This is a grand
work. If the rising generation is properly
trained, they will solve this liquor problem,
unless, of course. It Is solved before they
have a chance at it.
Let all who will work in the band.wheth
r they have already given their names or
not. meet the committee mentioned above
at the hall at 1:30 p. m. next Sabbath. It
that is too early for some, let them come as
soon after as they can. At that tune we
will discuss plans and effect, if iossibIe, a
Come and help us.
Everylinlv is invited to tlie Hand of Hope
entertainment. Thanksgiving evening. A
very interesting programme is being pre
pared. Come early, and even then you may
have to stay on the outside.
Koiikut II. Yot sr
N0THINC SMALL ABOUT THIS.
Tne Inn Handle Agent el! n Mngle The.
nlrienl Ticket for S.'.OO.
And this i why Samuel Dodds, the genial
a;ent of the Pan Handle, smiles and smile
again. Yesterday he Void the "Alone in
Imdoir company a single ticket for $5iM
The ticket reads, from Springfield toColun -
bus via Xenia, Columbus to Cincinnati am'
Cincinnati to Youngtovvii, and includes
passage for the entire troujie, extra baggage
and a through sjieeial car. The road be
tween Springfield and Xenia may be a one
horse affair, but tlie Little Miami and Pan
Handle folks get there every' time.
I- S. Chester w as fined S 1 and costs by
, the mayor yesterday afternoon for commit-
I ting an indecent act The case of Andy
Momssey , for drunkenness and disorderly
.conduct, was continued. Charles Schu-
' macher, disonlerly, was fined 31 and cost.
i(,. e. smith, charged with loitering, wrs
dismissed. Mike Hray, charged with stea'-
ing twenty pairs of shoes from Statkey A.
I Scow den, pleaded not guilty, and hi pre
j liniinary examination was set for next
i Monday. Harry Wadsvvorth, the man who
stole two coal-oil barrels from E. K. Carr.
at Medway, was fined S5 and costs and
given ten days In jail.
Win. Givens, living at 2(50 east Main, an
employ e of the East street shops, had the
thumb and three fingers of the left hand
badly mangled in a trizzer tills afternoon.
Great bargains In real estate tomorrow by
DEATH OF DR. JOHN S. CARD.
A Pioneer I'lijsieiiin l'..ses .ln.1), 1'niin
Heart l)ieaseTlie ratal Not. 111.
Dr. John S. (J.ird. a prominent pioneer
physician of tins count), died today,
Xov. 19, at T o a. m.. at his late residence
one udle north of Treniont City, this
county, at the ag- of fiftj -seven tears, one
month and seven days. Death was not en
tirely iinexpectisl. as Dr. Card has been
failing for months from heart trouble,
which finally terminated fatally. He le-
longed tn an old ami highly esteemed family.
and was highly honored m his profession
He had practiced medicine in (.erman
township for alMiit SU years. The funeral
services will ! held at Tremont M. E
church Sunday, Xov. 21. at 10:I!0 a. in. A
remarkable coincidence in connection with
his death is that Dr. Card, a sister and two
brothers, all died on the same date. Xo
v ember 19 a day that seems to be a fatal
one ?o the family.
Dr. Card was Uini in Cermaii township,
this county, October 12, ls. He was a son
of (iershom and Mary- (Peacock! Card, he
was a native of Kentucky and she of lr-
ginia. Tlie grand-father, Job Card, was
a native of Xevv Jersey and became one of
the early settlers of Kentucky, and then of
Ohio, settling in Cennau township in lso.v
Dr. Card was brougliluptoiiianu.il lalnir
on the farm till Is. years of age, receiving
the advantages merely of a common school
education. At this period he attended the
Ohio conference high school at Springfield,
two years: then the Wesley an university,
at Delaware, two years: then It. S. 11a-
con s commercial college, at i incinuaii.
where he graduated; then the Starling
medical college, at Columbus, vvlmre he
graduated m lsf.4. He then entered tlie
arniyasas-.i-t.iiit surgeon under Maj. dram,
of New Jersey, being assigned to that iosi
tion at Madison. I mi., by Charles Tripler,
who had command of the northern medical
depaitment. where lie remained till his ap
IKiintnient as demonstrator of anatomy in
the Starling medical college, at Columbus
which position lie held three years,
After his father's death, or in IN", he
bought the old homestead farm of the heirs,
paying 10i per acre. He was now owner
of three good farms. These he rented and
entered ui-in the practice of Ids profession,
at Treniont City, where he continued till
April, ls;9, when he bought ami located
upon tl.e tann on which he resided at the
time of his death and retired from active
practice. He married, Xov. 11, lsSl
Emma E., daughter of Edwanl and Eliza
lieth Iltinl, natives of Xevv York state; is
sue, live children, four now survive Hor
ace A., Warren E.. Mary 1!. and liura A.,
and Edward I)e Forrest (deceased). Dr.
Card held the office of justice of tlie peace,
being tlie only republican ever elected to
that oflice in Ceriuan township. He was a
member of the M. E. church lor twenty-live
years prior to his death. He dies honored,
esteemed and belov ed.
CAS AND OIL.
Tlie Work cr Drifting for Gas in IVtti
crew's luarr Progressing Itapiilly.
Sunday morning. August 13, the Ct.oliF.
ItKri m.ic presented, exclusively, a sensa
tion that created vast interest It stated
that James Ludlow and John P. Allen,
of this city, had located a gas-and-oil-well
in Petticrew's stone quarry on north Plum
street, and that J. 1 Petticrevv, one of the
partners had decided to drill where they
Today the work is making rapid progress
however, and the Iron drill is eating the
way through tlie rock at the depth
of seventy feet. A week ago lat
Saturday the work was commenced,
j but considerable delay has been exi-erlenced
since then. The work is being done by-
Mr. Dabnev. of Cleveland, under contract 1
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to seven inches for piping. A iortable u)ams Tlie 1)0v tta transferred to the
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i vast derricks wliuh have been a feature of
other wells. So far the drill has encoun-
tered only solid limestone, which is expect- ,
ed to reach down as far as one hundred and
fifty feet, when the driller expects to strike
shale. The drilling lias been accompanied
by a copious flow of water, and it will be
necessary to piie tlie well. According to
the pre.Uct on, gas will bo struck at
400 feet, more at COO, and in vast and pay
ing quantities at N)0. Mr. Petticrevv was
seen this morning and is extremely san
guine of success. Mr. Dabney also believes
that gas will be struck, but is in doubt as to
the quantity The progress of the well
will be watched with peculiar interest.
HORSE THIEVES ABROAD.
A Fine Animal stolen from .sir. Itebert
Tin morning Mr. Itetiert. residing about
one-half mile smith ot the city, on what is
known as the (.rain farm, reported to the
liolice that he had a horse stolen last night.
Some time during the night the thief picked
the lock on the stable door, and entering
the stable, took therefrom a sorrel mare, a
bridle and saddle.
Mr. Ilebert had purchased the mare some
time ago. pay ing ST.". for her. At that time
she was atllicted with sore feet and her new
owner treated and finally cured her. This,
of course, added much to her value. Mr.
Uebert had not yet had her shod, and for
this reason he stated this morning that the
thief would not hable to tra el far w ith
iier over the frozen roads.
Chief Walker at once took measures to
head off tlie thief by telegraphing to all ad
joining cities and towns. It is verv proba
ble that the thief will be arrested before
All Obi tier.... in lit II.-v.mI of His Monej at
the V ester.. Ilous".
Last evening tiotleisch Golden arrived in
town. He was entirely unacquainted, ami
did not know where to goto pass the uigliL
A German physician of Philadelphia, who
liaiqieiieil to lie here, took Golden to the
Western house, and there he remained all
tight. This morning Otlicer Norton found
him at the I. H. A W. station bemoaning
tlie loss of some inonev. He stated that
when he went to the Western house last
night he hail something over SO in money,
and when he arose this morning his money
was gone, having been stolen during the
night. The man was taken to jmlice head
quarttrs, where he told hi story. The case
will lie worked up by the police.
Tor the Wild West.
The firm of Kehl. Johnson ,t Co. has
completed a handsome platform wagon for
Wm. C. Peel, of this city, who leaves today
witli his family and household goods for
San Diego. California, where he has pur
chased a jioultry ranch. The wagon is one
of the most striking ever seen in Spring
field, being finished in white with red and
gold stripes, elevated seat, and all appro
priately lettered. It is drawn by a magnif
icent pair of blacks w Inch Mr. Peel recent
ly purchased. It was shipped today, to
gether witli one thousand chickens and
liest 50c teas In Springfield at
A rcade tea store same as others sell at 70c
Sad Fate of Old Jerry Huckins His Death
Probably Due to
Da tils Wn) to tlielntlm.i.r), Hel.iesIli.Mi.
to sfp ami Nevr luakeiiltrlrf
Kor many years a well known character
about town has been Old Jerry Huckins. as
everybody called hini. He was about fifty
years of ace and lias resided in Springlield
nearly all his life. He was kind in disposi
tion, and every In mIv's friend, hut his own.
lie has been a slave of drink, and that fi
nally caused his death.
This morning, lietween 5 and (i o'clock,
Iilcliard Kenton, who resides on Stanton
avenue, on the north side, went out of his
house to empty a pan of ashes.
When lie reached his gate his attention
was attracted by an object lying only a few
feet from the gate in a vacant lot on the
corner of Stanton avenue and Elm street,
liookiuj; more closely, lie discovered that
the object v.as the
lionv OF A V1AN.
and when he examined the body he found
it was tli.it of Jerry Huckins. The body
was drawn up as if the old man had been
colli and had lain down to sleep.
That is probably the key to what would
otherwise he a niys.ter. Kor seven months
Iliii kins bas bein an inmate of the county
inlirmary. He was given a general jieruiit
to go and come as he pleased, but was not
allow h1 to be out all night. Yesterday af
ternoon lie came into the city and tiefore
evening he began to drink. About nine
o'clock last night lie was pretty "full," ac
cording to the statements of the police.
A representative of the Clouf.
lihi't in ir who investigated the
case today could find nobody who had seen
or heard of Huckins after 9 o'clock last
night. The presumption is that the old
man started to return to the infirmary", as
the place w here he was found itead this
morning is on a shortcut to that iiv-jitut!oii.
It is supposed that lie was pretty thoroughly
lNFI.rt N( K OF I.IIJL'Olt,
and when he reached Stanton avenue. laid
down or fell down and went to sleep, as
drunken men are prone to do. That sleep
proved to be eternal, and he will never
Last night about 10 o'clock Superinten
dent Fleming, of tlie Infirmary, fearing
that something had hapiiened to Huckins.
started out in search of hiiiL He also sent
out two or three other men with i.istruc
tions to find tlie old man. If jiossible. Su
pcriutendent Fleming Knew of Huckiiis's
proinslty for drink, fearing that he
might lie down somewhere and
suffer from the cold, never imagin
ing, however, that he would freeze to death.
The search of the men proved, however, to
be unsuccessful and they returned to the
inliimary about midnight.
Soon after discovering the txxly this
morning. Mr. Ftnton telephoned to the
patrol house and, telling tlie oftlcers of the
case, requested them to notify the "coroner,
so that the body might be removed.
The patrol officers telephoned to Coroner
Hennett, and by half-past C o'clock the
wagon and the coroner were on the way to
the scene of the
oi.ii vt in' death.
After viewing the remains tlie
had them placed in the patrol
and sent to the Infirmary,
fore leaving the patrol
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This evening at 7 o'clock Coroner Hennett
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all the facts bearing on the death, will be
Old Jerry Huckins was a chiropedist, and
one of the best of the profession. The corn
that he could not remove without pain must
indeed be an obstinate one. He is well
siMiken of by all who knew him, and all
concur in the opinion that the only fault he
had was his fondness for drink.
It is said that with him
IUM V sKCItKT
Which will probably now never bedisclosed.
One of tlie murderers of Jlr. llertzler,
Charlie Scott by name, escaied, together
with his partner in tlie cr'iue, a man named
Kooerts, iroiu the Clark county jail about
eighteen years ago soon after they had been
incarcerated for the crime. Scott
was never captured and although
Huckins always contended that he knew
w here Scott was, but he would never dis
close his whereabouts.
Old Mr. Huckins wa practically alone in
the world, his wife having died many year
ago. He leaves two grown sons, however,
Orrln and James, the latter being the well
known snare-drummer of the Hig Six
(Iraml Ami) Mutter.
Tliere was a rather small attendanceat
the regular meeting of Mitchell jKist, No.
4r. G. A. R last night, owing to tlie severe
weather. L. W. Hozartli was elected to
membership but not mustered. The an
nouncement was made that the meeting
next Thursday evening would be devoted to
regular business, or to a camp-fire, at the
discretion of the entertainment committee.
Comrade J. II. Giover, gave a verbal
account of the trip of the post delegation to
Columbus, and the reception to Commander-in-Chief
Faircliild. An invitation was re
ceived from tlie Ladies' Aid vK-iety, of
Phillips camp. Sons of Veteran, for all
comrades and their families to attend a
-pudding social"' to be given at the G. A.
It hall this (Friday) evening.
Diphtheria at St. Ilernar.t'H ho1,kiI.
Dr. T. M. Heade, who was appointed re
cently to have charge of the St. Hernard
(German Catholic) school, and prevent the
spread of diphtheria, is doing an excellent
work in Conjunction with Father Kress, the
pa-tor. The school has been thoroughly
fumigated, and put in as good sanitary
condition as possible, and Dr. Heade exam
ines the throats of all the pupils three times
a week regularly. The attendance, is small.
however, not over one-fourth of the mem
bership attending. This paper is requested
to urge the parent of thee pupils to end
their children, and there is no longer any
Overheard on tlie streets.
Mrs. Slow Good morning. Mis Mash
'eni, w by are you in such a hurry; can't
you come with me to see the display of
fancy w ork done on the Domestic sewing
machine, at 10 east Main street? Miss
Anna Maslfem Why, my dear Mrs. Slow,
that Is just where I was bound for. I have
heard so many of the ladies speak of it in
t le highest terms that I concluded to go
this morning, as tomorrow is the last day.
I'lellmliiarv Meeting testenlaj AlteriHxin
to rrange for same.
A number of ladies and gentlemen met
yesterday afternoon at Temperance hall to
make arrangement for the fair and bazar
to he held before and during the holiday.
It. II. Young was called to the chair. Com
mitties weie appointed in the several wards
for the purpose of soliciting contributions
and donations. The names of nearly
one hundred ladies were so seleited, and
others will be added.
.Vpimn.tuicnts have been made for meet
ings of ward committee on Tuesday at :
o'clock: Second ward. Temperance hall:
Third ward. .Mrs. . M. Ilurns's. 19 west
Jliilberry street: Fifth ward. Mother Stew
art's, 91 south Yellow Springs street; Sixth
ward. .Mrs. A W. Otstot's. :is:t south Lime
stone street; Eighth ward, K. Danlorth's
store, Lagomla avenue. Announcements
for the other wards will be made hereafter.
There xv ill be another general meeting on
Wednesday, at :l i. in., at the hall.
In addition to selling all manner of fancy
good, or articles suitable for holiday pres
ents, regular supiM-is (oysters, ice cream,
etc..) will lie served, and probably dinner,
at ieist part of the time.
Tlie "Y's," the newly organised union of
voung ladies, will have charge of the candy
booth, and will make all their own candies.
Resides, they themselves will he lust too
sweet for any Use. The Hand of Hope will
have charge of the live and ten cent tables.
Other tables have not yet been assigned.
Some of the voung ladies are getting up a
crazy quilt that will be veiy crazy. Etch
block will 1k furnished by a different tier-
It was determined to o.eii up the "Fine
Art" department, by which is meant the
holiday goods, on Saturday mosning, De
cembtr 15, but the culinary department will
prob ihly not lie under way liefore Tuesday
night following. Tlie time for closing lias
not been lixed, but will bo some time during
C. A st. I.. lEnlliTU) Oltli'l.ils ami Citi
zens of south Market street Have a I'laln
J. F. .Miller of Columbus, general suer
intendent of the P. C. A St. L.; M. J.
llecker. of Columbus, chief engineer, and
Itilph Peters, of Cincinnati, superintendent
of the Little Miami division, arrived in
Springlield at 7 o'clock last evening in Su
perintendent Miller's elegant private car,
which was side-tracked in the Lit
tle Miami yanK A consultation was
held later In the evening between
the official named and a number of
prominent residents of south Market street
on the subject of the prutHisetl additional
switch on Jefferson street, which has caused
so much trouble. The protestants met pre
liminarily at the Arcade hotel and marched
in a solid and imposing phalanx to the car
near tlie L'ttle Miami deiot. Among the
last-named were Oliver S. Kelly. Kobert
Johnson, I). P. Jefferies, Dr. A. Dunlap,
Chi.W. Coiisiantine, Judge Jolin.C. Miller,
James Carson, and other.
A long and animated discussion ensued
in the car, in which both sides indulged in
some pretty plain talk. Everything was
perfectly courteous, however, and the visi
tors were tieated a honored guests. At
first the railroad in-ople were disposed to
indulge in some high-scented ilictonc on
the effrontery of the protestants, as mani
fested by their conduct after the city coun
cil had given the railway company permis
sion to construct the switch. In reply, the
protestants stated that, as citizens,
they had some rights that even a.railw y
itinipany i bound to lesjiect. The meeting
broke up without any formal action or com-
, sir . .,.. ;r
p-"'ise. .ueamviuie me temporary nijiiue-
l on giaiucu u .jiiiiic ii mir. Krrir, uic
'.,. f,, ,.!,. ,i,,,i ,.;ti, n,.. ,,rL-
, company from going ahead with the worl,
and the citizens feel as if they were not en
tirely the under dogs in tlie tight.
The railroad ofheial left till morning at
8 o'clock for lticliinoml. Iud.
BUbHNELL CHAUTAUQUA CIRCLE.
Ilxrellelit JMeeling I.'ist igl.t Geological
The Hushnell Chautauqua circle had a
profitable and Interesting meeting last
evening at the residence of Miss Anna
Willard on north Limestone street. About
twenty-five members were present. The
first part of the evening was devoted to
questions and answers relating to the pres
ent study iihiii which tlie circle is engaged
nimely, geology. This discussion was
participated in by all tlie memliers and
brought out many points of interest.
Dr. John G. Kennan followed in a read
ing, 'The Norman Itarou," which was de
livered with fine dramatic effect.
Mrs. John Winger read an excellent and
interesting paper on '-Surface Geology, "
relating particularly to Niagara and Colora
Professor lloskinson, of Wittenberg col
lege, followed m a most entertaining talk
on the geology of Ohio. He illustrated his
remark with a geological map of the state,
showing the various strata and their rela
tions. The professor exhibited a large nuin
lier of fossil specimens, trilobite illustrating
the different periods and formations of
Oscar T. Martin followed in an excellent
and carefully prepared p.i)ier on "Magna
Charta. and it influence on the growth of
Tlie meeting concluded with a number of
amusing historical sketches by memliers of
The Time, as is well known, has a slight
tendency to claiming the honor of first pro
posing about everything brought up in
council, or which In any other manner
comes before tlie people. When such mat
ters become an accomplished fact, the Time,
with its traiiscendant gall, says it "did it
with its little hatchet." Occasionally, it
gets left. In other words, it is too slow in
"proposing," "calling attention,"' etc. A
notable case occurred In council Tuesday
night. Win. It. Hurnett, member from the
First ward, is the lucky man to head off the
Time fiend. In its wildest dreams, the
C. V. T. never for a moment suspected
that it would dare propose granite pave
ments. So Hill Hurnett had a clear field
and the Timcx man was knocked silly,
when he found what a "discovery" he
might have made. Hut he came out like a
little man the next day and never made a
whimper. And the world do still move.
A courseof six lectures is being arranged
for, to be delivered m Temperance hall, be
ginning in about two week. The lectur
ers will ltev. Dr. Helwlg and Ort and Kev.
Henry Tuckley, and the others will proba
bly be Kev. Dr. I,eonard, Payne, president
of the Ohio Wesley an university at Dela
ware, and Morehead, of the Theological
seminary at Xenia, who have been written
to. The price of admission will be: Single
course tickets, 00 cent; two course tltkets.
Si; single tickets, 15 cent.
Attend the sheriff sale tomorrow at one
THE HEATH MURDER.
Louis Hammers Gives Himself Up and
Admits That He Committed
lleClaims Tliat lie KIIU.l H.alli In s,lt-
Defense- Xntre.l nt of llieAe-
is.. X ! I mlltc -ft Him
to Commit tlie Crime.
The Pittsburg iTimnlrlr Trlnjrn ;)i gives
the following additional- account of the
murder of William Heath by hi brother-
in-law, Lewis I Iainuier. of tills city. Two
Voung men entered the headquarters of the
iKiIice in Pittsburg. The younger wote the
pallor of death and s .'tins I much agitated.
An otlicer was standing at the door.
"Cood morning." nnl the one who. from
the color of in face, seemed to Ik- ill. "My
name is Hamuiers, and I want to give my
self u p."
"What: tlie man that killed Heath?" ex
claimed the olheer Hammers made no re
ply, hut simply liMikisi at the olheer. The
latter told Hammers to come inside, and
showing him into the office of chief of )o
lice. Murphy, lold him to take a chair. He
did so, and in a moment. Chief Murphy,
wliowas in the mayor's office, was informed i
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coiifrontmg Hammers, confirmed the sUte -
ment made to him a moment liefore by ask
ing his n line, and leeeivmg a snnplj affirm
ative in reply.
"Very well." said the chief. "I will go
with you to Pittsburg in a minute." The
chief. Hammers and his friend were ac
cordingly soon on their way to the Pitts
burg mayor's office.
Louis Hammers, as he appeared this
morning, seemed to tie about thirty years of
age. He was cleanly sliaved and ve'y gen
teel in apiiearance. wore plain dark clothes
and a black gondola hat. He is about five
feet eight iueliis, in higlit. well-built and
dark-complexioned. It was evident that lie
had siient a sleepless night and one of
dreadful anxiety, for the evidences were
plainly to be seen uixin his face. It I
stated that he had a consultation with his
employers at the Tw in City Hindlug com
pany, whose place is at 4'.' reileral street,
Allegheny, and that it was through their
aihice lie gave huiiself up.
TIIK (OKl.XKl: s IN ( srillXTlON.
Tlie little saloon, m front of which the
murder occurred last night, was surrounded
with quite a large crowd of the people liv
ing in tlie neighborhood, when Coroner
Palterson drove out tin morning at ll:o0
o'clock to hold an inquest. Tlie door was
locked, so that the crowd could not fill up
the house too much, and the coroner im
paneled a jury from some of the neighbor.
The jury witli the coroner were taken up
the stairway from the sal, .on to tlie. room
111 which the dead man was ijing. Mrs.
Heath, though pale and haggard-looking,
talked cheerfully and Ixire up well under
the bereavement. "She has a wonderfully
strong command over herself." remarked
her brother, in reply to a question trom the
reporter. "She fwls it all the same,
though." A very little testimony was taken,
the coroner stating that he would adjourn
the inquest till tomorrow afternoon at.!
o'clock. It will lie held at the coroner's
oflice. In the meantime a post-mortem will
TflK IlKfhMI.VNT's AN rKCKIlKNT.
A brother of the accu-ed murderer stated
to the rejKirter that the family had never
any idea that any such trot-die would take
place. "My brother wa the kindest boy I
ever knew, and would share the last cent
with any one of the family. He had a bad
temper when lie got anry, but it was soou
over. My brother-in-law w as a hard man
to get along with He was of Canadian
birth and didn't like the Dutch. He was
always going on about our being Dutch.
We were preparing to move away to Mill
vale and were packed up. When my
brother-in-law found out we were going to
leave he went down to a grocery man where
we owed a small bill and told him he had
better look out for us, as we were going to
skip out and h had Utter
Look in t mi; ills vioxky.
This made us very angry for we had no in
tention of leaving the bill unlaid. My
brother-in-law was of a quarrelsome di-iKH
sition, and it Was his fault. The papers
said this morning that Iuis had run down
stair after the killing and told father that
he had killed Hill. He didn't say auvthing
of the kind. 1 don't think that he knew
that he had killed his brother-in-law. His
first impulse was to run, and he did. I
went out with a neighbor, and tried to hnd
him afterwards, but'uf course he was gone
It is a bad affair all around, and has
brought great sorrow on us."
iiiiiim. fisovi int. isii.ick.
It was shortly after s o'clock when Him
iiien entered the office of the Twin City
Bookbinding company, whose placeof busi
ness is in the old iluli building. Federal
street, Allegheny, and where he has been
employed for almost six months. Mr.
Isaacs, one of the firm, was present when
he entered, and was surprised at in ap
iiearance. supposing that he had, of course,
tied the city.
"Are you going to work this morning?"
inquired Mr. Isaacs.
"No: I have been hiding from the poliee
all night and have come to ask your advice
in the matter." said Hamuiers. The two
then went into the office and Hamuiers nar
rated the story of the killing m detail, ad
mitting his guilt. The storv was told in
confidence, however, and Mr. Isaacs was
unwilling to repeat it.
"Till! Wf VI'I.X I -Fl."
said Mr. Isaacs, "was what we call an
eraser, and was for the same pur-iose as the
common eraser found on every desk where
much writing is done. It was a very light
one. however, and used by Hammers when
he had occasion to trim an edge off paper.
Hammers alvvay earned tin in one of his
vest pockets. I am sure that he did not go
home last nifiht with the jinr-iose of com
mitting the fatal assault. Heaml mys-lf
left the oflice here about ii o'clock last even
ing and walked at ross the bridge together.
After leaving him in the city I did not see
him again until this morning. He was al
ways of a quiet dis-iosition. but I believe if
he was imposed uKin it would lie found that
he was no coward: 1 do not believe, how
ever, from what 1 know of him. that he
would become enraged to jierforiii an act
such as he did without great provocation.
A LAND MARK CONE.
TI.eOhl I.elT.I I'mnulr, Drmollsheil 11 Ho
lt ll.il We.lne.,li.).
Wednesday afternoon about 4 o'clock
during the heavy wind and rain
storm, the old James Leffel foundry in the
extreme west end of the city was demol
ished, being blown entirely to tlie ground.
The building was an historic structure.
It was erected over half a century ago and
was the first manufacturing establishment
built in this part of country. In it the
first Turbine w ater w heels were made and
the first "jacks" for raising buildings were
Last Night's I'lre.
At S:03 o'clock last evening an alarm of
fire was turned in from box 4." at the cor
ner of Pleasant and Mechanic streets. The
department responded and found the fire in
the two story house on the comer of Plum
and John streets owned by the Thompson
heirs and occupied by Albert Jackson and
family. The lire originated from a defect
ive flue located in the center of the building.
The blaze was quickly extinguished, the
loss being about S10.
Pete Baker.a veteran fireman at the Cen
tral, had the thumb of his left hand badly
mashed last night The accident occured
during the run In answer to box 43,
while making a coupling. Dr. Miranda
attended the Injury which is a bad one, but
which will not require amputation.
! THE CANTATA CF DANIEL.
Handsome Ifenilltlon of the Work at th
Congregational Church IjiHt Night.
The supreme severity of the weather did
not prevent a good-sized audi'-nce from as
sembling at tlie Congregational church last
night, to listen to tlie religion cantata ol
"Daniel." 1 he work is by tlie well known
choral writer and arranger. Ceorge F. Knot,
and is replete witli sterling music of the
substantial type, varied at no infrequent in
tervals by solos, duet and chorus of muci
brilliance and beauty. In one or two in
stance, indeed, the theme is suggestive ol
a grand opera finale, but not to the degre of
lieiug objectionable in consideration of tin
tone and character of the work.
The argument of the cantata is foundei
on well-known Hible history, most interest
ing. The scene Is laid m ancient Habvlon.
and deal with the captivity of the Jews
Part first relate to the casting into tlie hen
furnace the four princes of Israel, Daniel
Azarlah, Itanuaniah, and MMiacI. because
of their refusal to worship the king's golden
image: of their escape, unharmed, from tin
terrible llame. and of the consternation of
the king and his giving praise to the "Co.!
The second part is the history of Daniel.
The king havingappointed Daniel to le the
firt president of the realm, the Persian
presidents, princes and governors become i
jealous, and enter into a conspiracy to df-
troy iianiei. i ney agree to ask of tht
king, that for a spice of thirty days no man
I shall offer any prayer or petition to any one
j save the king, under penalty of being cast
, alive Into the den of lions. The brave Dan
iel was aiscov ered by his enemies praying
' to God, according to his custom, and com
plaint was made to the king. The king
, loved Daniel, and was filled with grief at
'his Inability to save him from the
I execution of the decree, but the Per
. sjan latv was inexorable, and Daniel was
cast Into the den of lions. Hut early in the
morning tlie kinz went down to the den
lions and called for Daniel, and. to his creat
surprise, he wa answered from within, '
that Daniel was unharmed. The king then J
ordered him to be brought out. and his ae- '
cusert to be punished. This part closes
with praise to the God of Israel for his '
IKivver and goodness.
Part third is an account of the departure ,
of the Jews on their return to Ju.lea, they
hav ing received permission fnim the king
to return to the land of their fathers, as a
reward from God for their repentance from j
tneir sins ami tlicir return to Hun: also of
the farewells of tlie king and queen, and
their regret at parting, closing with tlie1
song of freedom and restoration to their
The production was most admirable
throughout. The soloists of the evening.
as previously announced, were: "King"
(bass), T. J. Thomas; "(uecn" (soprano).
Miss Lizzie Payton: "Daniel" ihuritonei, i
II. II. Hendley, "Azarlah" (tenor). Hallie '
F lioggess; "Azanah's Sister" i mezzo so- '
prano). Miss lxittie ZuLivern: "Second I
President." Charles E. Folgen "Hmdi
President," George II. Mellen; Baritone i
Solo, hd A. ray. Each one did so well
that discrimination would be unjust. The'
ladies were esieclally sweet-voiced. Of the i
gentlemen, Mr. Hogge-) i possessed of an
ex'ellent tenor, and Mr. Thomas of a bass
w h xe deep and ponderous timbre at once
attracts attention. Messrs. Fay. Hendley.
Folger and Mellen sang very satisfactorily.
The choral work was particularly good, the
attack, balance and sustained tone being
excellent Careful work in rehearsal haa
evidently been e.x-Hended on the production,
and much credit is due E. K. Cheney, the
director. Miss Mary Nelson's excellent
and Intelligent piano accompaniments added '
much to the entertainment
The church realized very handsomely
j from the ierformance, but a detailed state
ment of profits cannot yet be made, as many
who sold tickets have not yet reported, and
many who purchased remained away on ae-'
count of the cold weather. j
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. ;
Johnny Fnrrell Ila.llj VVouncle.t In the
sihuuhler hj the Accidental DischalK"
of a Kllle.
A very bad case of accidental shooting
occurred between 0 and 10 o'clock this foie
noon at the saloon and grocery kept by Mrs.
Mary Biggins at 252 east .Main street At
that hour, a young man named John
McFilin was standing by the counter,
handling a rifle. Several little boys
among whom was a lad named John
ny Farrell, were standing about the door.
Farrell had hi back to Biggins who ad
vanced toward the door, with his eyes fixed
on the weapon, which, without hi know I-1
edge. was cocked. Whether Mc
Filin slipped, or whether the rifle'
accidentally struck something is not known: '
but at all events tliere was a flash and a re-'
port and young Farrell-fell to the ground
with a piercing shriek.
Every body was badly frightened, but as
soon as K)ssibIe the injured boy w a con
veyed to tlie office of Dr. T. M Heade, not
far away, where the latter made an exam- '
ination of his injuries. It was found that I
the ball had entered the right shoulder from
behind, a large gaping hole under the left I
shoulder-blade showing where the bullet
had entered. Dr. Heade probed for the I
ball, but was unable to hnd it He is of the
impression that It has lodged under the
shoulder-blade and has not entered the lung i
at all. No serious result from the accident I
are anticipated, but it is iuiiossibIe to fore-
tell the outcome of the accident until after '
the period of inflammation ha passed, i
The injured boy was conveyed to his home
204 east Columbia street
SprlnglMiler .Justly Honored.
At the annual meeting of the Ohio Tram
way association at Dayton, which concluded
yesterday, D. W. Stroud, of this city, pres
ident of the Citizens street railway com
pany, was elected state president. This is
an honor most worthily anil appropriately
bestow ed, a Mr. Stroud i one of the bes(
imsted street car men in Ohio, is live, liber
al and progressive, and has the requisite
executive ability for tlie important position
with which he has been instructed. A por
trait and a brief biography of the new pres
ident will appear In the next Issue of the
IlalUavj Guzctte, published at Chicago.
The meeting at Dayton concluded with a
brilliant banquet at the Phillips house.
It was decided to hold the next annual
meeting of the association in Springfield,
on the third Wednesday in November, a
year hence. The street car men, who will
be present to the number of about one hun
dred, from all over Ohio, will be royally en
Dangerous Ilines tr n Former Springfield
Dr. John II. Rodgers has received a tele-
grain calling him to Atlanta, da., where
Mrs. Edward Barnes, nee Miss Sallie Spen
cer, lies at the point of death. Mrs. Chas.
Ludlow, her sister, has been with Mrs.
names tor several weegs, ana .ir. l.uiuow
leu tor mat city utsi uigui. ur jvougex.
u-III follow this afternoon or erwitnir.
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"Sweet Sixteen" given away fre tomor
row, at Miller's Arcade tea store.
LADIES' AND MISSES'
In DptT and stilish material
and handsomely trimmed.
iTe call yiiir attention to the Jackets
we are st-lilng o freelj at
$3,511, SOB, S7:50
EVCH AMI riMTARD.
4S AM) r,o LIMESTONE ST.
N. It. During the coming we k will
'ifTer extraordinary lurgalnsln Cloak
and Wraps at Induced Prices.
MEN AND BOYS.
In our furnishing
;;goods department, we
show every style and
quality of Winter Un
derwear, from the
ClieapeSt tO the VBTV
finpct ITiariO at nriPQe
-"-GOl I1IC1UG, dl LJI IUCO
,that are positively low.
Odd lots of Winter
At about half actual
'value. For Men and
r ,f !. x
D0VS T UmiSilingS, VISIT
n M p Fumfchitin fi D 11 ii.
U rUIIIKJllllllJ UUUUS
Department, if you
care to buy choice
Wildman'g Honie-ai id?, best
in the world.
USE "STRALEY BRAND"
Best In the market for th? money,
a mixture of Muracaibi, Jua end
Kio. SPICED SWEET PICKLES.
AND MIXED PICKLES.
QUAIL BT THE-THODSUO
Also, a fall line of Came and
Ponltry. Fre h 0sters Dill.
Fancy Fruits a Specialty.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
18 EAST HIGH STKEET.
TELEFHONE 43. Free Urllrerj.
J. D. SMITH CO.
Corner XVest Higli St.inl Walmt Alley.
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