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Jersey Sweet Potatoes,
BCLK AND CAX,
The Finest in the City.
NO. 13 EAST HIGH STREET.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
0PEBAT1TE DENTISTRY A
Ni. 9$ E. Main Street.
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I DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.
Heavy Losses in Cincinnati and Several
Firemen Narrowly Escape a Horrible
Death-Their Injuries Serions.
lion. Joint slirmmii as a Campaigner-Dakota
Hopes to lleroute a state Cape
3laj .snrters th Los ot a
Large Hotel 1) I'lre.
By the Associated Press.
Cincinnati, Nov. 20. One of most de
structive furs that lias occurred iu a lone
time In Cincinnati started shortl) before
: o'clock till-, morning in the fourth storj of
the w hole-ale clothing house of Slack, Stad
lerA Co., No. IO'.i west Third street im
mediately opposite the Burnet house. Al
most immediately the flames tound their
vnj into the establishment of Marcus
Feichheimer.v. Co., also holesale clothiers,
adjoining on the east These are large
six storj buildings, in a closely built section
of the city, and with a high wind prevad
ftiir. the fire threatened from the beginning
to make a disastrous conflagration.
The lire department responded jiromptlj
and its members perfonned licroic work in
their daring battle with tho flames. The
Burnet House guests were awakened ami
gathered at the windows facing the tier)
furnace, where they watched its progress,
not without apprehension, but without
The lire department guarded effcctually
acaiiist the spread of the lire to adjoining
About 1 o'clock the floors gave way, with
which some ineinliers of fire companies Xos.
1 and 1. who were carried to thecellar. After
gre.it dirlicult) the) were all rescued alie.
The) were: Capt I'd. HaNtixl, serioiisl)
but not fatally hurt; Capt. M..1. Higginsoii.
eniupany 4, also seriously injured; and
I'ilN'iueii Kuhu and Kuschkauip, company
No. 4, not dangerously hurt.
ThH loss nf Mack. SLuller .t Co.. and
1 Marcus Kciehheinier .V Co. on goods is tot.il
and will amount to between SiMMioo and
. j.JOO.ooe each.
Tne buildings belonged to Ilenr)" and
' Herman Mark and the Feichheiiner estate.
The loss on them is placed at S50.000 each.
Uoth buildings and stock wereauipl) in
sured. AS A CAMPAIGNER.
It.iw Senator Sherman MaliiU the Wort)
W.VsiiiM.Tox, Nov. 20. "Evideutl) the
weight of the campaign which culminated
at the lieginnlng of this montli did not fall J
as hard upon the shoulders of the otatesnicn '
and politicians who participated in it as
campaigns usually do," said an employe at
theeapitol. "Thev look fresh and health),
ami most of them are in good spirits. 1 1
never yaw "senator Sherman looking so
well. Ills face full ami ruddy and bis step
as elastic as niteen )ears ago. I do believe ,
that that man has more vitality
about him than an) one I ever saw of his
slender build. 3Ien who have campaigned
with him s) he can go night and day with
out regular meals or sleep, through rain and
snow, and be as cheerful and hearty as if he
was in sunshine. lie has a way ot adjust
ing himself to the surroundings and keeping
up his spirits which is admirable.
"C'encral Haw ley, who was looking pale
and worn when congress adjourned, is full
of vigor again. A letter from an Indianian
says that "senator Harrison came out of his
j wonderful campaign stronger mentally and
phv sically than before lie entered it The
same news comes from Senator Van Wyck,
the vigorous statesman tiom Nebraska. He
is another man who nglits remarkabi) well,
aim is capame 01 sunning great w ear ami
.loll) ssrnanir rainier, of 3Iichigan, 1
goes about humming little ditties with the
same n nchalence tliat alw a) s characterizes
him and makes people so proud of his com
pany. "Hut 3Ir. Itandal! does not look well,"
continued the statesman connoisseur, "and
I sometimes fear his health is failing him
rapidly. He looks thin and white-faced,
and his gout troubles him a great deal. 3Ir.
Springer also appears jaded. But Beriah
Wilknis. of Ohio, and Ben Butterworth. of
the same state, flash up like diamonds. The I
campaign seems to have agreed splendidly 1
with both of them. I hear that Mr. Hewitt
is m better health than lie has been for
sTune time, and that Samuel Cox will come
back as bright as a dollar."
l'or Uie Itrurtil of the Cttloretf Itare Iro
iosst strttlniirnt la Mliirl.
St. I.oris, Nov. 20. Bev. J. 3Iilton
Turner, the well-known colored politician,
in an interview, sa)s he has becoiueeon
v mm! that the tune has come for the col
ored people to seek some other means than
ihi1iI.cs for the betterment of their condi
tion. He believes that the negroes must
be redistributed throughout the country,
ami has a plan for the formation of a
colony in Missouri, in Butler county. In
that county Charles P. Choteau has set
aside -fawioacr of fertile, heavlIywo.Kled
laud. Located in the vicinity are Mwu.ills
representing inv estnients of f 100,000. l'ur-!
x chasers of homer, w ill be paid 05 cents per
thousand for cutting logs on their own
lauds, 1 U cents per foot for cutting and
i peeling piles, and ten cents each for mak-
ing railroad ties. The lands are to be sold
tor from S3 to 20 per acre, all timber ex-
cept w hat is needed for fencing and build-
ling being reserved, one-third of the pur
j chase money to be paid in cash w hen a deed
'tti'i lie given and the purchaser to give
I notes bearing s per cent interest for the
I balance. Where th purchaser cau not pay
olio-third down, he may pay what he likes
and immediately occup) the land but
deed will be given until the third is
Cancnters will at once begin the erection
ten or liftccn houses, but after settlers
begin to arrive In numbers they w III build
their own. Already there are several actual
settlers, and 3Ir. Turner is conndent the
scheme will prove a great blessing to the
THE DAKOTA QUESTION.
A llelief tlint the Territory XVtll Yet Oet
Washington-, Nov. 20. Dakntans who
have been In Washington since their recent
elections, have expressed the belief that the
t.mt'ir) will soon Ik' divided, and that at
least the southern half admitted to state
hood. They look uikiii the vote cast in all
parts of Dakota is the strongest possible
t valence of an almost universal desire for
division and statehood, ami state that it
will now be an absolute waste of time to
nave an eus-i ion i) ucicuhimc ii (jursiiou
relating to statehood, as the issues were so
dciinitely drawn in the recent canvas as to
make the wish of the jeop!e plain to everv
boilv . Wherev er opjMiiients of div ision ami
statehood were candidates they were
overwhelmingly defeated b) friends of the
i (.ovcnior Pierce of Dakota has been in
; the cit) lor a tew dav s consulting the presi
dent and other officials about affairs of his
I dominion, and to jour correondent ex
presedthe belief that Dakota willjirevial
in the house and her cause be favored as
i soon as the measure can be given a fair
' lietnug. Although (lovernor Pierce lives in
, the loraht) liearing the most anient opjK
isition to lie found against division and
I statdiood, he is an advocate of both prop
' ositions and tielieves the wish of the jieople
as expressed on me -jit insi. ai tne jkiiis
ought to be recognized. He is inclined to
the belief that the pro-iositiou will not now
find siirh stem democratic opposition as it
has encountt red in the past.
Annual I'ay Koll.
Wvshim.to.x, Nov. 20. In hi annual
report Paymaster General William B.
liochestcrsajsa total of 313.444,733 was
disbursed to the army during the fiscal year
without delinquency in prompt pa) went of
troop, or loss to the government.
Lit Night nt lllitrk , anil (Miter Allror
Hon Itir tlte Opera llott.e.
D.uiiel bull), the comedian, drew a
gooi audience out at Mack's opera house
lat night, when he and the roinp.ui pre
sented the laughing coined). "Daddy
X ilan." The pl.i) is a medley of ludi
crous situations, comic dialogue, laugiiier.
wit and music, that n hound to make the
most serious laugh. The songs were new
and the dancing good, which was louill) aj
plaudcd. I'ltur. Fl.KTt III ll's I KTI UK AT llt.ACk's.
Mr. Fletcher's lectures art illustrated b)
in igniliceiit dissolving iews especially se
lected b) him in F.urope. and the stereopti
co:i b) which the) are shown is operated b
A. K. Willis, whose success iu this direc
tion is marvelous. The lecture will bo de
livered b) Prof. Fletcher tonight at Mark's.
The following is taken from the Providence
After giving illustrations too numerous to
mention, but all extreme!) beautiful and
realistic, the lecturer concluded b) showing
some Koman sculpture and Tliorwaldsen's
representation of "Xight mid Morning,"
with the most glorious sunsets, and dawn
ing day. The last view, which was lieauti
fully varied, was the "Bock of Ages.-'
(ill.MOUl's I1M, VT I. HANI).
Gilinore's b uid of musicians w ill giv e one
of their sacred concerts at the Grand opera
house tomorrow evening, and from present
Indications, there will lie u large attend
ance. "il KJO.V VTHX.N" AT THE f.ltvMI.
This musical comedy will be presented
at the Crand on Monday evening, Novem
ber "J2, by the favorite musical comedians,
Moore and Vivian William (Yankee)
Moore, the funniest man in the world, and
the dashing soubrette. Miss Belle Vivian,
supiMirted by a strong company of artists
specially adapted for their respective parts. I
"Our Jonathan" l original in conception ,j
,-,..!.! i n.. on. I n,.vl in ..,,.ir,i..ii,, .
at'ivi ill 44vvtrti4 unit ti" n '! x lion, i
Kvcryono v ishing two and a half hours of
solid fun should not miss it Drives usvav
ilull care and cures the blues. This com
pmy carries its own brass band and silver-
toned orchestra. Watch for the Dude
brass band at l'J o'clock Monday, at w hich I
time they will make a street parade.
ALLEGED CL0THINC THIEF.
i XVIiltmor. Arrfsiteil for Stealing
faiitnlooit ami Otrrro.it.
raiiial..on ami ttrrro.its.
I,Tst Wednes.iay inoniiiisatKiut 11 o clock
some sneak thief entered J. 31. Knote's
clothing store, and w hen he left took w Ith
hnn a iair of pantaloons which he had not
onl) not paid for. but had not even asked .
permission to take, lie was pursued b)
31r. Knote. but succeeded in making his
Officers Xorton, Xicklas and 3Iat have
been after him ever since and this morning
succeeded in locating him. Hearing that ,
he was jut about to start for Washington
C. 11. on a freight train, they sought
him out and arrested him at
noon. It is thought that he has
in his posesslon or hidden soniew here four
or five overcoats which he has stolen from
The fellow w as jailed and gave his name
as Lee Woods, but his correct name is
Charles Whitmore aud he is wanted In
Bellefontaine for escaping from the chain
gang there. Theollicers have not )et been
' nt.t.m ,, FAn..AV liA flnli nn.l.j .. Itl. ..........
; j auic iu ituiin .411; siuio, inn,3 ,iiii ciil'
tion of the pantaloons which he had on
. , . ajTpi,,l
Gospel Temperance Meeting.
There will be a gospel temperance plat
form meeting at the High street 31. E.
churcli, Sunday evening, November 21.
Addresses will be made by a number of
leading temperance workers, and an oppor
tunity given to sign the pledge. A cordial
invitation Is extended to all Interested in
this work to be present. This meeting will
lie followed m other meetings of the same
BASE BALL SENSATION.
The letrolt Club Leavrm the League lor
CllirAt.ii, Nov. 20. Base ball circles
were startled ) esterday by the information
that the Detroit club had announced its de
termination to withdraw from the National
league. The reasou given was that a ma
jority of the league managers had destro) ed
the club's jirospects b) passing a rale w hich
would prove tinanciallv disastnms to the
Detroit, President bpaiilding. however,
corroborated the tumor and said he would
not be surprised if the) did at this time in
tend withdrawing. "But" he said, they'll
be with n before the rohbins nest
again. We liad a big light at the meeting
Thursday over changing the rule which re-
qulrej all clutrs, , Be a i-.rtioi, of
, , u , Um ,,ti 't ,
amlllend.iient giving all home club
giving all home clubs the
entire receipts, the visiting club to receive
SI 25 each game. AH the clubs except
Kansas City and Detroit favored the change.
Now that the rule l made tho Detroits can
either go or stay; I don't care which."
3Ianager Watkinsof the Detroit club does
not conceal his intention ot gowing over to
the American association.
The Crop of 18S7.
Toledo, Nov. 20. C. A. King Co., of
this city, during the past four da) s, have
received 1.200 reports from grain dealers
and millers, covering nearly ev er)" import
ant wheat county in 3Iichigan. Ohio. Indi
ana Illinois, 3Iissouri and Kansas. The re
jorts 3hovv the wheat acreage sown this fall
a t rule larger in Ohio, Illinois. Indiana and
Missouri and Kansas show a slight decrease
and Michigan no change. The outlook lor
the growing crop is very favorable. Man)
rei,rts sav it was never Ix'tter. Nearl)
hall'the grow lug crop remains In the interior,
thecoiintr) mills and warehouses aveia;iug
over half full. 3Iichigitn has the largest
reserves, Oldo nex', while Iml a 1a and
3Iis-ouii have uTarktted more free)). Near
ly halt tlM reports say the farmers are dis
posed to crib their corn. Over one-third
say they have none to spare, and the re
mainder are d!s;osed to sell now.
Colored Knightx or I.al,or In the South.
Cmcvi.o. Nov. 20. The Octvin' New
Orleans special savs: A new factor h.is
biH-n introdurisl into the Ialior problem in
Louisiana. It has long been known that
the Knights of Labor were engaged among
the held hands organizing lodges of the
onler, but the first effect of their work has
just lteen manifested. About 100 hands on
the Fair View plantation, one mile above
Berwick, owned bv Captain Pharr, have
been on a strike since Monday. Cutting,
hauling and grii ding cane entirely ceased.
The hands are all Knights of Labor and the
strike was instituted b) order of the local
lodge. The men demand an advance of 50
Icrceiit in wages.
Cape 11a) Hotel .oe lp.
Cai'i. 31 vv, Nov. 20. A fire was discov
ered about 1..W o'clock this morning on the
third floor of tlit- Hotel Bellevue. C.iie 3Iaj
Point Th. entire s'riieture was destro) ed.
together with ten cottages, four stores and
lumtier yard. Loss not )et estimated
Supposed incendiary as the hotel was un-
Against Ile.luc tlou.
St. Pirrr.itsni no, Nov. 20. The Czar
has decided against compelling a reduction
of the sugar production in order to improve
Elxiiha. N. Y., Nov. 20. Hon. John
Arnot Jr., member of congress and mil
lionaire btuikcr, died this uiorniug.
TtaviBftiltrriiiTi""''"'- ' - - -
A DEMOCRATIC QUORUM.
Special Meeting of the Board of Education
Last Night to Open Bids for the
Tnlniliitril Ntatfiiittit nf the 111.1-4 IMnt
tif Ifts Audi Hiul Hut The Whole
Matter Conwi.lrnibly Ml if. I aih! llr-
lrril to fxt Itejfiilftr Meet Inc.
The school board met iu special session
last night for the purpose of opening bids
for tho school building on Fair street. This
building is for a separate school for the col
ored children, and Is not the child of the
republican wing of the lioard. hence not one
of tlieui was present at the meeting. For a
long time it looked extremely doubtful
whether the friends of the measure would
rail) iu suflicient numbers to make a ipio
nim, and it was only after sending out a
couple of juemliers and fairly dragging hi
the democratic member from the Fifth
ward that a quorum was finally secured.
At seen minutes liefore nine o'clock
Ii evident l.oreiiz called the members to
order and the following answered to their
names: Cornor. Cox, Ilolden, Martiudell,
Miller, Pence. Hidgely, Shrimpf, Troy and
President The object of the meeting was
stated and the clerk was directed to open
the bids, which were twelve in number. A
number of the bidders were present In the
lobby, anxious to hear the ligures read.
Below are given the bids In a carefull) ar
ranged tabulated form. From it compari
sons can readily lie made by those interested
in the work.
LIST OF, DIDDERS.
. I). ROsS s. VILUlV IICU.IXr.tK
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Kxc.i'tiug.graillng, Ac tf
Foundation .. at)
vrn If TOTAI
Cut freestone .1 r
llrlck ork .. Hit)
Carp A Joiners w'k,AC I l'
Plastering i IW
l'.ilntlng and glazing . U'".
(alvanlzed Iron work.J ll
Slate, felt. Ac I KG
Tin- .' 5
Entire work 'SiCO
Carpenter urk, Ac
p i uni?!- !"
Tin''' ' '" "' !.
l.tBR MTRI TOTAI.
' Kr ivatfnif. Ar
,t T, Sit
' f l.'jiilnili Mnn
231 0.1' SiO Ul
SriUMilllLO PI M1 MILL CO.
HBOa VAT'r'L, TOTAL
Carpenter work. Ac. . i 700 JI7S6 s244fi
Entire work iQiO ?)(f t?JV
i LABOR UAT'R'l TOTtL
J 70 .... 5 70
376 4'jo 776
39 39 TH
S. S. TATLOR.
LASOR iHAT's'Ll TOT.L
loun'n A cut llmestoue
A. It. SUITH.
THOs. K QdNX.
H . DARsT.
Carpenter work. Ac 'g o2.T
J. H. DALlh AM, 11. ST1PIS.
LABOR iMAT'R'Ll TOTAL
Carpenterwork. 1130) 114.' SJ770
J. H. RTLLIMitR.
j LABOR !m.t'r'.1 TOTAL
' ICO hi) ' 320
T. B. rKET A CO.
LABOR MAT'R'L TOTL
t 220 1 17
Boss A Huilinger's bid was endorsed
"for all or none," ditto Weshenfclder's.
Gorman said "no excavation without foun
dation," and "no sandstone without brick."
Peet fc Co. and Smith each endorsed on the
single Item bids, "for ail bid on or none."
But without such endorsement it is not con
sidered allow able to separate bids for labor
ami material on any item.
There is really but one full bid for the
entire work, that of Boss & Hullincer.
Weshenfelder left out cut freestone. With
that item out the latter bid is SOU higher
than the former. Combining the bids of
Gorman, Darst J. II. Hullincer and
Peet .t Co., which are the lowest in
their several lines, the total is S5.11S.25.
But this makes no provision for painting,
slate or tin work on which there were no
separate bids. Taking these Items from
the bids of Bos Jk HuIIlnger (which the),
of coure, would not be obliged to agree
to), amounting to S7t0, and adding to the
total given above makes S5.S7S.25, which
would be a remarkabi) low figure.
The bids were referred to the building
committee for examination, aud it is ex
M'cted the) will be ready to report at the
regular meeting next Monday night. The
board thereupon promptly adjourned, hav
ing been in session scarcely twenty minutes.
Wiley Chapel 31. K. Church.
The trustees of the Wiley chapel 31.
E church return their many thanks to the
public for their liberal patronage, in helping
Us in an effort to pa) the churcli debt
One thousand and sixty-two dollars of the
fifteen hundred and twelve dollars were
subscribed, thus reducing the debt to four
hundred and fifty dollars. The following
are among the contributors: T. Thomas,
SI; Win. H. Hughes, SI: J. P. Goodwin.
SI; Ainos 31iiler, SI: Geo. Itiwlins, S3:
Mr. Flemming, SI; Geo. W. Alt SI; S.
A. Todd. SI; J. W. Parsoi-s, 50 cents; W.
Bockel, SI; Jas. Johnson, jr., 50 cents; W.
B. Baker. S2; P. P. 3Iast S5; Win. War
der. S5: T. J. Pringle. S3: J. C. .Miller, S3:
C. C. Funk. 31; B. F. Warder. S50; A. S.
Rushnell, S50; F. W. Foos, S5: It H. Bust,
D. I)., S5: Bev. Henry Tuckle), S5.
Hoy. Leg Ilroken In Wrestling.
A ten-) ear-old son of James Crouse, lit
Ing at 320 south Center street hail his leg
broken ) esterday afternoon. He was re
turning home from the Southern srhool
building aud was wrestling with a little
companion on 3Iil!er street. He stumbled
ami fell and the other boy fell across him,
brcaking'tlie small bono of the right leg be
tween the ankle and knee. Dr. A. 31.
Potter attended the lad's injuries.
Seats for the lllve.Klnjr Conrert,
Seats are now of! sale at C. II. Pierce .t
Co.'s book store for the Mme. Hive-King
concert at Black's next Tuesday evening.
Go early if jou wish good seats, as there is
a large demand for them.
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CENTRAL M. E. LYCEUM.
orcnnljntloii mill I'lettlou of Orlirer
l,atl Kveniiig Kxiell.nt Programme
The handsomely decorated lecture-loom
of the Central 31. K. church, was filled to
I s utmost capacity last evening bv an audi
ence comi-ised largely of young people of
the church and Sunday school, assembled
pursuant to call for the organization of a
ljceumor literary societv similar to those
already 111 existence 111 several of the city
churches. The object of the proposed or
ginizatioii i the ver) laudable one of
promoting gixxi feeling and fraternity
among the )oung people of the church and
for their Improvement socially, intellec
tually and religiously. J. A. 3I)ers, sup
erintendent of the Siindav school, presided.
The fore part of the evening was devoted
to an excellent and attractive programme of
volunteer exercises. 3Iiss Anna 3Ioore
Kod Dispenser.' with good effect and evi
dent appreciation of the humor of the
piece. 3Iiss Hattie Schaeffer rendered an
admirable piano- solo of selections from
"Faust," followed h) a well-written esay
on "Character Huihllng, oy Jirs. t-nanes
Slack. David Sterntt concluded part first
with a bass solo, "Winds of the Winter."
An intermission of ten minutes for social
observances followed, which was improved
b)tho)oung people in a v ery animated
manner. In part second, S. W. Tarvin, of
Cincinnati, sang "Jesus. Savior, Pilot Me."
in such an exi-uisite manner and with such
genuine pathos and expression, that the
audience was enraptured, and despite the
time and place, encored the singer with en
tliHsiasiu. Seldom has the writer listened
to a more touching melody more swevtlj
siuu;. 3ILss Bertha bharpless followed In a
humorous recitation, "The Green Mountain
Justice." delivered in a charming manner.
After an excellent piano solo by Miss Ber
tha Bunvan, 3liss Alice Wones delivered
tho thrilling poem, "How He Saved St.
31ichacl," with line dramatic effect. 3Ir.
Tarvin was again pressed into service and
sang Balfe's "Then You'll Beinenibcr 3Ie"
and the "Last Kose of Summer" very ex
Permanent organization of the lyceuni
w as effected by the election of the follow
President J. W. Burns.
Vice-President 3Iiss I-iura Slack.
Secretary 3Iivs btella 3bxire.
Treasurer Chas. B. 3IcConueIl.
Executive Committee Theollicers of the
society and J. A. 3I)ers,
President Burns made a witty speech on
taking charge, and while the committee on
nominations were deliberating. Dr. Bunyan,
pastor of the church, talked in an informal
and happ) vein. The society will meet
again next Friday night, to adopt constitu
Eli Swarubaugh was born October 5th,
1S33 in York county, Pa., and removed
to this county with his parents in the
spring of ISS'.i. He was one of the family
of thirteen children, and ju-t seven months
ago the first break In the family circle was
made, death taking a sister, and three
months after her death the mother died.
He united with the First English Luth
eran church in lS50,,and continued a faith
spected by all who knew him tor his many
good and manly iiualities, and was liked fur
his cheerfulness and social disposition.
Two children preceded him. one in infan
cy, and four ) ears ago a daughter Hied, and 1
he continued to mourn for her until death
He had been ailing for some time, but no
thought that the eni was near ever entered
the minds of those alxmt him.
He was busilj engaged all day Thursday ,
alio no., tt. oil appciiautcs ,11 puievt
health. He was taken sick at five o'clock
Friday morning and died at half-past seven.
Although the angel of death came suddenly
it found him prepared. He leaves a wife
and four children, together with a large cir
cle of relatives to mourn his death.
A PIONEER FARMER.
Henry ti ram, t tne or CI irk Courty's Oltlest
Citizens lite, at the Age of Klgltttwo
Henry Gram, a prominent pioner farmer
of this count), died last evenlngat 7 o'clock
nt his home, three and a half miles south of
this city, on the old Clifton road. He was
eighty-two )ears eleven months and six
teen dav s old. For the past three months
3Ir. Gram has been confined to the house,
and hi. death, although a great shock to his
relatives and friends, vv as not entirely un
expected. The deceased leaves a wife and
ihildrcn, the names of. the latter being 3lrs.
Jacob Hanusli, of Osborn: John and Cor
nelius Gram, of this city; 3Irs. Win. .Miller,
of German township, and 3Irs. James 31.
Smith, of this city. All the children but
one were present when lie breathed
his last 3Ir. Gram was widely
known in the county and was respected b)
all who knew him. The funeral services
will occur at l:.".n o'clock tomorrow (Sun
da) I afternoon at his late residence.
t Diyton ) esterday a large party of
Nobles of the 3I)stic -ihrine, a high 3Iason
ic rank, arrived man) of them being accom
panied by their wives. The object of the
Nobles' coming was to confer the title of
Sheik upon several eminent 3Iasous of
this 3Iasonic district and so admit them to
the distincton of being members of the
3Ivstlc Shrine. To lie a Slink and belong
to the 31) stir Shrine is not a 3Iasonic grade
or degree, but is a certain honor conferred
upon 3Iasons distinguished for their wisdom
anil attainments Therefore none but those of
a pious turn of mind and eminent for men
tal suiierionty are recipients of the honor.
3IorHiver only those who have attained to
the thlrt) -second degree can therefore le
The conferring of this honor and distinct
ion oecuricd in the afternoon, anil the fol
lowing is a list of Springlielders who re
ceived the same: W. S. Bitter, George
3I.rx, Louis Phillips, F. G. Bartholomew.
James A. Diciis.
ICtM Uitw.i) stiiitl.tj school.
Last Sunday was in-gathering day at the
Bockaway Sunday "school, and fortj-four
pupils who, seven weeks ago, hail taken
out five-cent punch cards, reixirted S2Si3.45.
Eight pupils were unable to report on ac
count of illness, ami with the amounts they
bring in the total will le swelled to over
S300. The largest amount collected by one
pupil was SiT.10: the next largest S2V25;
next, S22.25, and thirteen others S10 or
The amount is to be applied to the build
ing fund of the chael, which is nearly com
Lavina Shodewas granted adlvorce from
her husband. Win. Shode, by Judge White
yesterday afternoon, on the grounds of
adultery. The trial of the case lasted only
a few minutes, but the testimony was, as
usual, of a ver)- salacious character. 31rs.
Shode was so elated that she danced for joy
In the court room and hall.
- "M - I - &M
Tfaa Society in its Handsome New Hall
Interesting; Programme of Exer
cises Yesterdiy Afternoon.
Vornl anil Instrumental s-olos .,t,lrs.e.
I,y Talenleil sprjiters Tlte r'nterpilii
Among the Honoie.1 tlne.tM on
Till. Itrll;littiil On ii.Iiiii,
The bnlllaiitly-dei orated new hall of the
Excelsior Society, of Wittenberg college,
was dedicated ) esterdav afternoon, and the
occasion was a "red-letter" da) 111 the hts
tor) 0 the society. The new hall is located
on the south side of the third floor of the
new Wittenberg, and was completely filled
with active and ex-active Excelsiors, Plillo-
sojiluans, and Euterpiatis (the new ladles"
society recentl) organized) and friends of
the Excelsiors and the institution gener
ally. The hall has been elegantly pajiered and
decorated and tinely carietsl with velvet
Brussels. Upon the walls are hung large
pictures of Bev. Drs. Keller. Sprecher and
Helwig, all ex-presidents of the college, be
sides smaller ones of the Excelsior
An interesting programme was prepared
ami creditably rendered. A fter a song bv
the choir under the leadership of Prof.
Davidson, prajer was offered by Bev. J.
B. Helwig, D. I). Fred G. t.otwald, on be
half of the Excelsior society, then wel
comed the Plnlos., Euterpians and other
visitors present, in a very appropriate
speech. 3Iiss Esther Crawford responded
for the Euterpians in a v er) neat manner,
referring kindlj to the brother societies and
speaking of the possibilities or the ladies'
society recently organized.
J. s. Simon next n-s)oiiiled in his usual
masterly way in behalf of the Philosophian
society, of whl.'h he is president He
mentioned the kindly feeling now existing
between the societies and urged that vv ith
their new sister the) should press forvv ard
iu the work of iiterar) culture.
3Iiss Jessie Wolf sang "The Flower
Girl" in a delightful minner, and was
heartily applauded. 3Iiss liene Spangler
rendered a beautiful piano solo, and was so
loudly applauded that she was compelled to
rise and acknowledge the compliment
The president 3Ir. Krout introduced
Bev. Daniel SVhhiiller, II. D., of Lancaster,
as the principal speaker of the occasion.
The gentleman spoke at considerable length,
and gave out many profound thoughts as
well as a suflicient amount of wit to enliven
the occasion. He desired the hall to be
dedicated to True Manhood. He urged the
society members to projierly develop the
body, mind and spirit that they might be
come "perfect men." 3Ir. Schlndlcr is a
very earnest and spirited speaker.
G. C. Smith declaimed a beautiful selec
tion in an acceptable manner, after which
S. S. Keller delivered an oration on "The
Close of the l'Jtli Century." The matter of
t'le sjieech was w ell worded aud arranged,
and spoken very cleverly.
At the conclusion of 3Ir. Keller's oration
calls were made for speeches from Drs.
Helwig and Gotwald, Profs. Prince. Breck
inridge, Ehrenfeld and Young, Dr. Ort, P.
A Schindler, the well-known veteran Sun
day school superintendent, and brother of
Dr. Schindler, and A. II. Gillett Es) , each
of whom responded in an appropriate man
ner. Prof. Breekenrldge spoke at greatest
length of the gentlemen named and made
an excellent speech, having as a text the
thought that "a man must do something to
be something." Dr. Ort was called and
stated that he wis a Philo., being reared "a
little west of Pvctsior ' It, it ntv.rtl,.l.
,Iesired to , r prr,,,,,. In tlie
future. He made a very interesting talk
on men of thought ami action, emphasizing
the otatement that while men of thought
are useful in the world, the men of thought
and action are those who shape its destiny.
Owing to the lateness of the hour it was
deemed best to conclude the exercises by
the benediction, vv hich w as piouounced by
Dr. Gotwald. Altogether it was a splendid
as well as an Instructive service, audjes
terday marks a new era in the history of
Excelsior, at Wittenberg.
The Philos dedicated their new hall sev
eral months since, and the Euterpian holds
forth in the ladies' room, more commonly
know 11 as the "gab room," so that each so
ciet) now occupies a place in the new build
ing. With three active literary societies, a
sujierior faculty, a fine new college edifice
and increased facilities for teaching, why
should not Wittenberg pros(ter'.
A XVnrklnau at the Champion Malleable
Works Ha. lllstlm.it Krlc'ttf ully Lacer
ated In a ..Ilaltler."
Henry Jackson, a workman employed in
the machine department of the Champion
malleable iron works, met with a terrible
accident yesterday afternoon. He was
operating what is known as a "rattler" an
immense cylindrical machine in which the
castings are polished by rolling and grind
ing against each other as the "drum" turns
over and over. He had a leather "hand
holt" on his right baud, ami as he attempt
ed to throw off the i,ower this caught in the
machinery and in an instant his arm was
drawn into the "rattler." Before the ma
chine could be stopj,cd the man's hand had
received terrible injuries. Jackson was
convejed to the office of Dr. AI. 31. Potter,
where his hand was dressed. It was found
that the palm and back of the hand were
torn and mangled iu a terrible manner ami
the fingers torn and split apart It will he
weeks before he can use it again. Jackson
is a coloied man, and lives on 3Iiami street
The man) friends of 3Iiss Alice Vose,
the accomplished contralto of the First
Presb) terian quartette choir, and one of
Springfield's foremost voenlits. will lie
pained to learn that she is suffering from a
total paralysis of one side of the face, le
sulting in a distortion of facial muscles,
and almost disabling her from sakin.and
entirel) from singing. Her ptrjsiciair- say
that it will be three months at least before
she can expect to sing again, under the
most favorable conditions. 3Iis Vose's
many friends and 111.ui) admirers of her
vocal powers, unite in wishing her a speedy
restoration to health.
A Matter ot llotilil.
The report that William ("Lazy") Bren
nau, son of William Brenuaii, sr., of No.
122 Harrison street, is held at Natigatuck,
Conn., tor murder, is untrue, as the sup
posed victim, llenr) Dtiggau, is alive and
improving, according to a paper received
from there. It is even jet to be clearly es
tablished that the assailant, Brenuaii, was
William Brennaii, of this cit).
Drain of Mrs. r'ull'-rlon.
3Irs. George S. Fullerton died at 4:13
o'clock j esterday afternoon at her home
No. 2C south Yellow- Springs street The
funeral sen ices will occur at the house at
nine o'clock, a. in., Monday. Interment at
Bloomiiigsburg. Friends of the family are
invited to attend the funeral.
ifltHaja - ibi
PROTECTORS OF THE POOR.
Klertlon of Officer, of the Aoelatel
CharlUe Time of .Meeting. Changcl
The recently elected board of trustees of
the Associated Charities met, pursuant to
adjournment, in the west count) building at
3 o'clock ) esterday afternoon. There were
present, Bev. W. U. Warren, John Foos. J
W. Keifer. S. A. Bowman. Amos White
lev, A. C. Black. E. L. Buchwalter. Bev
W. II. Bix.ne, J. P. Goodwin, W. II. Ber
ger. S. J. Shewalter. 3Irs. T. W. Bean,
3Iiss S. J. King. -Mrs. E. 31. Arbogast, Jlrs.
Margaret D. Pearson.
The chief business before the lioard was
the electiou of officers for the ensiiiu;
3Irs. Carrie 3Iyers was reported as having
been elected president of the Third district
auxiliary society, and Mrs. J. A. S. Guy as
president of the Sixth district auxllliary so
ciety, and the w ere also present.
Tlie'.minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
General Keifer nominated the llevliWi
II. Warren for president for the frrsuihg
)ear, and moved that he be elected. r The
motion was unanimously adopted ami Mr.
Warren w as declared elected.
On motion of S. A. Bowman C. S. Kay
was lected vice-president for the ensuing
J. S. Shewalter was, on motion of J.,P.
Goodwin, elected secretary. ' "j
Under the constitution of the society the
treasurer and superintendent hold their of
fice at the pleasure of the board. J. G,
Benallack, the treasurer, and II. II. Cum '
back, tlte superintendent, were, therefore,!
continued in office.
On motion of General Keifer. the -ecre-
tary was directed to have printed
one thousand copies of the annual
reports of the several officers of the societ) ,
together with such other forms "as.'iaay be
On motion of -Mr. Bowman, the execu
tive committee w as instructed to provtdo
f()r a publle me.tlmf to be held in one of
the opera houses on some Sunday evtuing
in the near future, in the Interest of the as
sociations: to secure, se far a possible, the
eo-operatlon of the pastors of the various
churches, and make such arrangements and
provide for such speakers as they may deem
3Ir. Goodwin asked for information as to
the disposal ot the money set aside for hos
pital purposes, and the probability of trans
ferring said money to the board of hospital
commissioners of the city. On motion of
3Ir. Bowman, the whole matter was re
ferred to a special committee of live, to be
appointed by the president.
The committee has not jet been ap
pointed, but it will be published as soon as
President Warren announces the names.
Superintendent Cumbaek made the fol-,
Number of new applications In October "i
"Cumber of grants during October ... 4T.
Total amount of grants . .5-.-, jr
Value of clothing given 7".
The report was received and filed.
General Keifer moved that until further
notice the hour of meeting at all regular
meetings be at 3 p. 111. instead of at 7 p. in.,
on the second Friday In each month. Tl e
mntion was carried.
The board then on motion adjourned.
President Warren this morning appointed
the following named gentlementas the sjh
ciai committee to consider what disposition
shall be made of the hospital fund: S. A.
Bow man, James P.Goodwin. J. Warren
Keifer. O. S. Kelly ami E. L. Buchwalter.
President Warren also appointed the fol
lowing standing committees of the stielety:
Executive Committee J. Warren Keifr
ami Boss 3Iitchell.
Finance Committee John Foos, W. II.
Berger, Amos Whiteley, J. S. Shewalter,
A. C. Black, Chas. S. Kay and S. A. Bow
man. Employment Committee Jas. p. Good
win, W. S. Thomas, E. L. Buchwalter, J.
S. Shew alter, Bev. W. It Boone. 3Ir-.
3Iary Hughes ami 3Irs. T. W. Bean.
Hospital Committee 3Irs. Bos 31itchell,
3Irs. S. J. King, 3Irs. E. 31. Arbogast, S.
A. Bowman and O. S. Kelly.
Committee on District Organization The
presidents of the auxiliary societies.
Wlttenbr- Clirinl.t Say. Our We,I
Water I. Unlit to Drink.
Prof. Smith, the efficient chemist at Wit
tenberg college, is busily engaged on an
anal) sis of three specimens of drinking
water submitted to him, upon which lie
will make a report next Tuesday evening.
The water is from wells on east 3Ialn, east
Columbia and Harrison street respectively.
Prof. Smith stated this morning that he bail
found the most dangerous impurities In ail
the water, and that, in his opinion, the
wells ought to be condemned as unfit for
drinking purposes and unwholesome In the
last degree. He has found large quantities
or nitrogenous matter such as would iiow
into the well from surrounding privy faults
and resulting in disease and death to all
who drink of it. Prof. Smith U making. i
quantitlve analysis today to determine the
exact amount of the foreign matter in the
water, and his report to council will te
awaited with interest and concern.
Impilry has developed the fact that in all
the families who drank of the water, siec
lmens of which were submitted to Prof.
Smith, thtre have been death among the
children and serious and continued illness
among the adults.
A PRE-HISTCRIC CURIOSITY.
.X Stone llpe Howl of the Mound Untitle
Dr. Charles W. Duniap has received from
a friend iu Highland county a rare ami val
uable curiositj". It is a pipe bowl and evi
dently belongs to the mound builder lienor".
It was found far below the surface in a
gravel bank and was brought to lightly
the uprooting of a large tree, in the too"
of which it had been imbedded. This
shows its almost inconceivable antiquity
as the tree w as one of tho pioneers of the
The pipe bowl is about twice as large as
an ordinary meerschaum ami Is curiously
carved in regular convolutions. It is a dull,
dark chocalate in color, and the stone of
which it is made sparkles all over with
bright gold particles, closely resembling the
genuine precious metal. There Is a hole
for the stem and a hole below, the purpose
of which cin only be conjectured, unless it
was to clean the bowl. Although centurits
have passed since its wild sav age owner
Used it to "blow a cloud," its appearance
clearly indicates that it has seen service.
Official Artillery llvamiliation.
The examining board of the lt regiment
Ohio light artillery, meets at ZanesvIIIe
December 4th, to examine a number of
new ly-elected officers, vv ho must pass an ex
amination in tactics aud general capability
before receiving their commissions. Lieutenant-Colonel
George Sintz, of this city, is
president of the examining board, aud Lieu
tenant Edward Peters, of battery E, will
be one of those who will go before th mil
LADIES' AMD MISSES'
In new mid st jlish material
and lundsomelr trimmed.
We call j"nr attention to the Jackets
we are m llin-j 50 freely nt
S3,5ll S5.1, SJ
EVCH AMI I I'tiMtn.
4$ AMI 0 LIMESTONE ST.
IV. IL Daring the coming wsik will
offer extraordinary Inrgalns in Cloak
anJ Wraps at Buinc d Prices.
AT THE OPERA HOUSE
For Ladies, Gents and Chil-
t dren, in
in ni nnnnn
And Camel's Hair Garments.
Xow open and in stock. Cer
tainly the linjgst and best
line of Cndenve.ir we hare
PRICES VERY LOW.
2,000 dozen Ladies', G Hits'
and Chil ken's nerr Fall and
0tT is the time to purchase
while our stock is full anl
complete. 1,000 pairs Fos
ter's c 'lebrated
Novelties in all Depart nenti.
We have in this depirtmeat
the finest display or Ladles',
Misses' and Children's Garments
to he found in this city. Exam
ineourCloaks b fjre purchasing.
C 1ST !
Wililman'g Home-aide, best
in the world.
USE "STRALEY BRAND"
Rest in the market for ths money,
a mixture of XsTdcaibi, Jira and
Rio. SPICED SWEET PICKLES.
AND MIXED PICKLES.
QUAIL B, TIESTlOSffl
Also, a full lln or Game and
FjuHtj. Fre h Oysters Hilly.
Fancy Fruits a Specialty.
S. J. STRALEY k GO.
IS EAST HIGH STKEET.
TKLCP1IONE 43. Tree Delivery.
. D. SMITH CO.
Corner IVwt High St.?, ml VTalmut Alley.
Blank BioV Work and Legal Bloat a