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December 3, 1S86
If today will do for Scotch
caps you'll see them with less
difficult' than heretofore. We
have changed them from the
crowded hat department to
the cast window front ; 3 5c
and 40c each, any shape, any
height crown, any color;
pick and pay.
Fur caps are almost as
handy to see, but a degree or
two more unhandy to pay for.
Still, with quality Sbove what
are ordinarily sold throughout
the various selling places of
Springfield, and prices down
to truck prices, we don't hang
back in saying that you'll find
a better cap at the When for
one and a half, or two, than
could possibly be expected
We do hats like everything
else we handle. You choose
the proper hat, and the few
little figures in the crown, tell
you right out loud that there's
nothing added for the big
maker's name, $1.50, $2,
A particular line of fancy
plaid sack suits for men's wear
are fresh today, and, instead
of ten dollars, we mark them
odd, $6.50 per suit.
Next comes heavy gray
melton suits, $6, cut in the
late double - breasted square
front st) le, and guaranteed to
stand as much rough usage
as any suit in the market at
double the money.
Prince Albert suits, made
from fine corkscrew and diag
onal worsteds are creating a
jar among custom tailoring
"Thesestnis" "rnadeln the
best custom style with all the
elegance ot trimming and
finish of high-toned tailor
work, are afforded at prices
through our manufacturing
advantages, which leave no
shadow of an excuse for any
man being otherwise than
properly supplied with an
extra suit for fine dress occa
sions. Enough is said to set you
thinking. Seeing is free from
7 a. m. to g p. m.
Suspenders 5c, 10c, 15c,
2 dc, 25c, 30c, 35c, 40c and
50C Short or long or be
tween. To the right, 27 en
trance. Ear muffs are ripe.
Springfield's Only One Price
4 X CONFECTIONERS'
New Crop of Nuts!
Richardson & Rabbins'
Seedless Plum Pudding.
13 East H gh Street.
DR. i. C. OLDHAM,
OPERATIVE DENTISTRY A
Ho, 9 E. Main Street.
A Man of His Name Appears in Kansas
and Kills a Policeman He Offers
to "Turn Up" S25.000.
Ilrtnll. of til Arlmlne Wtwl on T-nVe
Ontario Ji" Iron Tower In Igni
tion 440 lerl llicli. n Honor
of Quern A IctorlA.
Br tho Astoo "led Press
Parsons, Kansas, Dec. 3 A stranger
registered at tin Central Palace hotel last
ei inlng as "Jim Cumimngs," and after slip
per put on the landlord's hat and deiurted
Policeman Kizer anotoil him near the de
pot. I lie hid walked but a short distance
w hen the man pulled awa) from the po
liceman, and stepping Mck a few pace-,
drew a pistol and lired fat.il! wounding
the policeman- The assasm made his es
eajie down the tncks stami'e'ding a crowd
w ho attempted to slop mm
JVMIS Mkf IM.OlMMTION
vr Lous. Dec 3 The GUJic-Dtmn-rnil
sa)s This moniimr we received a
letter from Jim Cummings, the Adams ex
press rubber, w hich states that he Is tired
of being chafed around the countrj by de
tectives and promises to return S2",000 of
the sum stolen If the) will let him go in
FORTY MILES AN HOUR.
X DIaattrouiiMorm iveep Over I.ske On
tario. Ttw ouiv, Dec- 3. A special from Os
wego glv es the follow ing details of the
wreck of the Ariadne, which was reported
In j esterdaj 's dispatches One of the sev eresf
storms of wind and snow that has eer i
itedthis section swept over Lake Ontario
Wednesday, night. B) nightfall it was
blowing at Uie rate of sixt) miles an hour.
Kockets were sent up b) life-saving crews
from the piers, and huge bonfires were kept
constantly burning on the bluffs along the
lake front, to guide the stonu
tossed vessels into port- About
o'clo k a large black essel was ilwm ered
through the snow, drifting past tho mouth
of the harbor. Her main mast w as cone
and her crew were burning signals of dis
tress from the deks A tug boat tried to
reach her but was nearly swamped in the
endeavor to put back Into the harbor.
Clearing awa) the disabled rigging she got
a portion of her main sail set and headed
her for the foot of the lake. About three
o'clock Thursday morning the vessel struck
on a reef about twentj miles from this
port. The crew lashed themselves to the
forward rlrging. where thej were dis
co ered at daylight b) firmersou shore. The
nearest life-saving station was nine miles
distant The roads were blocked with snow
and It was nearly noon before the life-boat
armed, drawn b) horses. It was impossi
ble to laanch the life-boat, on accouut of
the surf, and a mortar was sent for. It
aftr r. nVl.wtl ulin It arrlie.1 mill
the on!) portion of the schooner
then out of water was the bow.
upon which could ba seen clinging three
men. The body of one. w hich prov ed to be
that of the captain. Hugh McKa) of To
ronto. OnL. dropped from the forward rig
ging into the lake and disappeared. When
the life line was shot over to the schooner
from the shore the men were too much ex
hausted to make it fast for some time. At
last one poor fellow, who was
i3l.l flmfing to -tho -main-
let go ins noiu ami
the life-line, took a turn around the spar
and the life-sav ers w ere qulckl) aboard the
ill fated vessel The poor fellow, who had
roused himself suflicientl) to make the line
fast, was washed overboard b) a huge wave
but grosped a piece of w reckage and w as
tossed. Insensible, upon shore. His two
companous were found lashed in the fore
iVging. unconscious, and badl) frozen,
and were sent ashore in the life-boat- Two
sailors were found lashed to the capstan,
frozen dead, and a bodv was seen in the
forecastle. The life-saving crew found it
Impossible to rescue the bodies and with
the two unconscious sailors left the wreck
The rescued men w ere taken to a farm
for but it is '
house and a ph) sician sent
feared they cannot recover.
A PARLOR MATCH
Explodes a Kreof Powilrr Three l'erson.
PiTTsm no, Dec 3. A Commercial Ga
zette, Bellalre, O , special says: There was
a terrible explosion of powder In the store
of ltobert Ilall, six miles west of here, )es
terday afternoon, fatall) injuring three and
scnousl) tiruising and burning four others
I he explosion w as caused by Mime one
stepping on a parlor match that was l)ing
on the floor, when a spark Ignited the jsiw
der in a keg. and blew the w hole end out of
the store. Five men and two bo) s w ho
w ere in the store vv ere pro-trated 1 hose
fatall) hurt were Kobert Hall. Jacob Weiss,
and George Williams. Clarence Ne3 and
three others, whose names could not be
learned, received painful bums and bruises,
but w ill recov er.
A LAKE DISASTER.
The Ariadne Gofsi Ashore The Captain
llrowned and Seamen 1- nzru tu l-atli.
Oswmio, X. Y.. Dec 3. The vessel re
ported ashore in Mexico ba) proves to be
the Anadne, Captain McKa), with a crew
of five men, bound from Toronto for this
port w ith a cargo of barley. When off this
harbor Weduesda) night she lost her main
mast and drifted down the lake till 4 a in
)eslcrda), when she went ashore. The
captain was soon after washed overlxiard
and drowned, and during the da) two of
thetrew w ere frozen to death. The remain
ing three took to the Jigging, and were
nearl) perished when taken off.
John Sherman Could Carry XlrglulA n.
Laslly an Ohio.
Wamiim.ton. Dec 2 Senator Mahoue,
in an interview, says that the next cam
paign In Virginia w ill be the most v igorous
ever held there, and that it will be foil) for
the democrats to build up high hopes on
carrying the state- As to the presidential
candidates, he thinks a strong sentiment Is
growing among democrats in favor of Gov
ernor Hill, but he is convinced that no free
trade democrat can get the electoral vote of
the Old Dominion. On the other hand,
Sherman could carr) the state as easil) as
he could Ohio.
Terrible 1-lperlence of u en.er. Crew.
Ciiic.(.o, Dec 3 Last Tuesda) the
schooner lta)s Farr left Muskegon for Chl
ago with a cargo of slabs. On
Wednesday afternoon she went
ashore on the beach near Michigan
(ii) Ind , and her crew reached this port
this morning The) had a narrow ecaid
from death, and suffered greatl) from cole
and exvosure before reachtug siwre.
hour Men TerribI) llurned.
PiTTsnuiHi, Dec 2. Patrick Kile),
William McCarth), Hugh McGuity and
Henr) Xeihause were terribly burned in
the converting department of the Kdgar
riio'iipson steel-works at Hraddocks. Pa.,
i -tenia) b) the accidental lowering of the
converter. Kile) aid MeCarth) maj die,
but the others will recover.
sco.ooo t.o I p ill Muoke.
T. Paiu Minn, Dec. 3. The Di -jxttck'g
SL Cloud, Mum., special sa)s.
Arnold's rlounng null was wrecked and
burned b) an explosion last night. Loss
600,000 Insurance "M'i.OOO
. J-uuduu Tower.
Loxdox, Dec 3. An iron tower 4 to feet
high will be erected at the top of Oxford
street, to commemorate the queen's Jubilee.
Contracts have been concluded and work
will be begun In January.
V Huge lnuSrn I'm. lie. In the Ileek of
n strainer anil Kills M and Injur,
Juislv. Cm, X J , Dec-. I -A frightful
disaster. Involving the death of six men and
th intliction of serious Injuries to thirteen
others, was rejiorleil jestcrda Uou the
arrival of the steamship Westerland On
Saturday afternoon, November -7, a huge
sea was suddenlv i ncoiintt red, and It fell
with terrific force upon the fin
ward dcek of the stiauiship
Hit esterlaud was then st-n
davs out from Antwerp The deck wis
crushed In and buried the unfortunates lie
neath a mass of wood and Iron debris The
mt in-tant the water swtpt along the
gingwavsof the main deck, carrying sev
eral persons w ith it. The crash was terrific,
but Iwfore the appalling inture of the acei
dent was realizisl b) the pisenj.ers, the
oftuirs of the ship had all the men availa
ble engaged In the work of rescue
Four seamen and two passengers were
killed and sixteen persons were injured
three of tlit'in probably fatallv. The diad
were buried at sea Jinn) affectim: scenes
w ere w itnessisl at the improvised hospital
w In n passenge r inquired about their in
jured friends. Kverv thing possible was
done for the relief of tlieinjurcd Thecabin
passengers showed their sjmpithj with the
unfortunates b man) kmdlv aits and
raised a purse of 2,000 francs to be dis
tributed among the families ot the dead and
injured When the Westerlind riached
port the iniured pissongers were trausfened
BALTIMORE & OHIO.
Important Cliingen In the MAtincriueiit.
Ntw Yoiik, Dec. 3. The Tribune'
Pittsburg special sa)s Imiortaiit chinges
in the organization of the liiltiinore A
Ohio are expected after January 1. There
will lie three general managers instead
of one- Ntw York to Baltimore and
branches will mike one line, with James
McCrelghton In charge The lines east of
the Ohio nver, form the central grand di
vision, with perhaps Win. M. Clements as
The trans-Ohio interests will be under
the chirpe of Captain W. W. l'eabod) as
general manager. Captain Peabod)
has been one of the host and most
intelligent of the B A O. othcials. At
the reci'nt reorganization of the Ohio A I
Mississippi, he w as tendered the othceof
geneml nninger, but declined it, presuma
bly to retain his connection with the B &0.
Sprtnctlrld Opera Ilouite.
Tonight Miss Minnie Maddeni will tr)
and entertain those who gathtratthelirand
opera house to hear her in the beautiful
drama "Caprice," and with her clever act
ing and winning wav she will have no
trouble in proving her popularit) and suc
cess as an actressof no small abilit). rroni
present indications JIKs Maddeni will
have, as has alwa)s been the case when in
opnucnem a ver) large aim emuus.asuc
. i oo stiukf vt m V.CK s. j tin, I) M. Burns J ;L Nitehman, William
Tomorrow ev eiiing at Black's opera house t hcheuck. Thomas DeYitt and J S K. Haz
will be presented the great favorite and j zard. Mr. Colvin and Mr. Martin were
popular drama. "The Long Strike.' with a eleited on (tie first ballot- Mr Bums was
eompaii) of hrst-class people andtheir own elected on the third ballot, his strongest
seener) that add much to the stagesetungs t comtetitor being Mr. Schenck, at present a
The leading character in the pla) is Jane
Learo)d, a heroine, which is heautifull)
taken b) Miss Linil) Fairchild, a talented
young actress, who Is highly spoken of b)
the press as being one of the most charming
yi'iii'g Indies tin Ilie'sttge. The support Is
good and a large crowd will no doubt wit-
ness the performance. i formance of dut) during the past )ear.
w j scvm.vx it in ecK's Mail) lnghl) eulogistic remarks were made.
One of the greatest comisli in favorites of especiall) concerning the president and
tislav. W J fecanlan, who is known in i treasurer.
everv household all over the land, will pre- Wilber Colvin. L. E. Miller. W C Din
sent his ever popular coined) -drama, I widdie, Thomas DeYitt and IL S. Thomp-"Miane-na-Lawn."
at Black's opera house i son were appointed a committee on revision
on Tuesda) evening. December". of the constitution.
Since the fall of l.i, w lien Mr Scanlan i On motion Temperance hall was tendered
hrst made his appearance as a star, and
nrst sang his "Peek-a Boo." his success has
lieen phenomenal, and managers w ere anx
ious to engage him Toda) he ranks at the
head of the profession and Is recognized
b) all as the "nil) "Irish comedian. Enough
cannot be said of Mr Seanlans hard work
and energv , and he deserves all the praise
ST. PAUL LYCEUM.
Interesting Program Lnt Muht Two
Jnurnalli.ti' Talk of their I xperlence.
r or reasons before stated, the regular
meeting of the bt. Paul Lvceum was held
last night instead of on KriiU) evening, as
usual. Notwithstanding the intense
it) of tlieweath r, a I irge audience assem-
b'ed and wi re lnghl) gratified b) the excel
lent programme, which was as follows
1 Prayer and praise
J If iss solo iieorue M Inwoo 1
J Lecture on Journalism J K Ureen, of
4 lecture on ir Correspondents David '
Th inipsnn.nf Cincinnati
5 Piano si.lo Miss llelleTiliU
ft Tenor solo Mr 1 irvln, of ctnclnn it!
i. V.ii.,n i. in., i. .i. c.; ..i .Un
I s ' Response to encore "How Uutiensteln ' The man's name is not stated Tho con
l'laved ' I stable gathered up all the furniture in an
The entire programme was excellent, but .
the lectures b) Me-srs Green and Tlioin
soii, who are two well-known Cincinnati
journalists are worth) of special note. Mr.
Green's topic was "Journalism," and he
treated it broadl) and Iiiterer-tingl). speak
ing from the wide fund of his own personal
exierience. He told of the composing
room, counting-room, press-room, editorial
and reportonal departments, arr) ing his
audience into the ver) midst of the
technical secrets of the black ( !)
art " His Ideas upon the essential qualifi
cations ot a good reporter w ere esjieclally
interesting and valuable.
Mr. Thomp-on told of the famous war
corresjiondents of the age of Forbes,
Manle), the mart) red McGahen, O'Donnell,
Kussell and others His lecture wasof the
most thrilling interest
Injunction Suit Other Court atnttra.
A E McGrath and 15 A. Cook, of Mc
Arthur, Ohio, late proprietors of the
Springfield Transcript newspaper, brought
suit in common picas court to enioin the
Globe Printing and Publishing Co. from
collecting the costs made under the receiv
ership of Barney Klifntz. The
suit grows out of a pre
vious well known suit in which
judgment for several thou-and dollars was
rendered in favor of the Globe coaipaii).
together with an order of sale and the ap
pointment of a receiver. The Costs swelled
up to 5.170. which the plaintiffs (lite de
fendants) claim is exhorbitant Court
issued a teinporar) restramingorder against
a vv nt of execution.
Nothing was done in court this morning
The petit Jur) assembled but was excused
Keal ktitate Tran.fers.
George Drain to Catharine Wagner. lot in
Drain s tirst addition $400
George Brain to John II. Wallace, lot in
Brain's hrst addition S no
F i. McNall) to Nicholas Wil0'el, lot in
McXallj's addition: S300.
K S Drake to Fred M. Farmer, lot on
Xorth stn-et SI.
Annie K. Granger to James C. Walker,
lot on Si iithern avenue 1,200.
J J Neel) to Martha J. Flarida, lot on
l.orth Primrose alle) . Sl.'JOO.
J 11 A I C I'lncktolIowardP. Woods,
lot in Keller's addition: $l,t00.
Anna h. Granger to James C Walker,
lot on Southern avenue" S1.200.
J. J. N'eele) to Martha J. Klarido. lot on
north Primrose allev 51,200
J II A I. C. Ulrlcks to Howard P.
Woods, lot in Keller's addition: $1,000.
Ernst Busking, the Insane German, is re
covering rapid!) at the infirmar) and Is
about as sane as an) body, apparent!) .
Ilosha D'Artobbi, the would-be suicide,
is all right today with the exception of a
Vnaiuil t.lertlini or Onli-em-IteaillnE of
lleportl Will C. Dinnldilie I lerteil
There was a good attendance of members 1
of the prohibition club last ulcht, on the
occasion of the annual election of offlccrs.
President Colv In presided. In the absence
of the secretar), U E. Miller was ap
pointed seoretarj pro tein The meeting
opened with prajir b) Mr Bums
The president stated that as this was the
annual meeting nc program had been pre
pared for the evening. I he first order of
business was the hearing of the rc-Kirts
The rejwrt of the seen tary, L Slager,
for the past)ear was read, of which the
following is the substance
The )ear Just closing has been the most
eventful in the hislor) of the club The
campaign of the )earliefore under the ad
mirable leadership of Dr. Leonard and the
state executive coniuiittee has consolidated
tiie prohibitionists of thi cit) and con
tributed largelj in placing the club at the
head of all similar organizations in the Mate
Much progress has been made in the past
j ear Our last annual meeting was held in
a small rented room, while tonight the club
is assembled in its own handsome and com
modious hall, erected at a cos of nearl)
SJ.'iOO During tl e vear the club vvns reg
ularly ineoriKirated. The report elostjd with
these words 1 cannot close this brief n
port without alluding to those faithful
members of our club who one )ear ago
stood shoulder to shoulder with us in the
battle for the right and who have since been
calhsi hi nee. to receivetheir reward for the
dt eils done in the bod . How well do we
remember Brothers II V Schroder, John
P. Khine, J. II Lorimer and O. !. llama
ker whose familiar forms are no longer
with us. The best we can do is to carry
them in grateful remembrance in our
hearts and tr) to emulate their virtues.
The treasurer. It 11. l oung, read his re
port, which was verj voluminous, covering
uot onl) the campaign and other transac
tions of the club, in that capacity, but also
a separate ite mlzcd report of the building
fund. The debt remaining on Temiierance
hall Is something over S'iOO. The report
was referred to an auditing committee com
posed of Messrs Ludlow. DeYitt and
Bums It is seldom that anv organization
is blessed with si eh a faithful and efttelent
financial officer as Mr. Young has proved
himself to be, in the two ) ears he has serv ed
in that capacit).
Election of officers being next In order,
Thomas Offutt and C W. Collier were ap
pointed tellers For president. Will C.
Dinwiddle. W liber Colv in. to. W. Martin.
A It Ludlow and J. S Nelson were placed
In nomination Mr. Ludlow and Mr. Xel
on withdiew their names Mr Colv ill also
withdrew his name, stating that he had'said
all along that he would uot consent to be a
candidate for re-election Mr. Imw Til lie
was elected on the first ballot, and on 'mo
tion his election was made unanimous.
For vice president, secretar) and treas
urer, respei tivel). A. H Ludlow, A. L.
Slager and K. II Young were uiianlmousl)
re-c Iected bj acclamation.
For the three remaining positions oil the
executive committee the follow ing names
were presented Wilber Col' in. S. W. liar-
member of the committee.
Mr. Dinwiddle and Mr. Bums are the
new members of tho committee, and Mr.
bchenck and Dr. Hazzard the retiring mem
bers of the present committee.
A vote of thanks was unanimously ten
dered the retiring ofll-ers for faithful per-
for Tuesdav evening, December 14. for use
of Mr. Dinwiddle and Mr. Yanderburg for
discussion of the subject alread) announced
In the papers
BARBER'S OUTFIT RECOVERED.
Con.table Amiilerbtirc loe. n (lootl ',
of Work foru Wet Liberty Man.
Some tune ago George W Klzer, of near
West Libert), O , sold to George Livings
ton, of the same place, a barber's outfit,
consisting of chair, washstand, mirror, etc ,
, for something over S JO. and took a chattel
mortgage for the goods. Soon afterward
Livingston shipped the outfit to Springfield,
sever-jthereb) violating the law in such cases.
The police here were notified, but nothing
was done In the matter until vesterda)
w hen Constable Yanderburg recov ered all
the goods. The chair he found at George
Wright's shop, on east Main street, w here
I.lv.ngston had sold it for SIS 1 he rest of
furniture, mirror, washstand, etc., he
found at an Italian's place on east North
street a suspicious place that has been
uniire mure surveillance ior some time.
express wagon and had It convened to
'Squire Hreckenndge's office Livingston
prompt!) skipped out after disposing of the
goods, but Constable Yanderburg knows
about where he is.
n I. It. W. Car Mippo!! to Have Been
tubbed In burlngllelil.
T. C. Hall, special agent of the I. B A
W., was In Green Springs )esterda) and
while there ascertained that a car which ar
rived thereon Monday, had been robbed
w lule en route from Indianapolis, of five
half caddies of tobacco. When the car
left Indianapolis it was sealed on both sides,
but ujion its arrival at Green Sprincs it was
discovered that one of the seals had been
broken. The car was In the jarcl in this
cit) from half-past 1 p. in. until el o'clock
p. m. on Sunda), and it Is thought that the
robber) was committed here. Ofilcc-r Wil
son fouud on the LB W. track, near
where the car stood while here, a broken
tobacco caddy, and that fact seems to
strengthen the belief that the car was
robbed at this point The tobacco taken
was valued at about S50 As )et no duo
to the thieves has been obtaim d.
MISSING A FORTUNE.
What n spilngflelil
Man Lo.t by Selling
Kobert Johnson, the manufacturer, was
looking over the mining quotatious in a
Cincinnati paper )eterda) afternoon A
Gionr-Kn tunc rejiorter stood nearby.
Mr. Johnson read aloud in the paier that
Consolidated Pacific mining stock is selling
at S40 a share and Consolidated California
and Yirguua at $4S a share. Mr. Jolnson
sighed and said :
"1 missed a magnificent fortune on those
mint s '1 hcv are locatesl. v ou know , in the
corner of Nevada near California. When
I was in the west last summer stock was
selling in these mines at twentv ana thirt)
cents a share, respective!). Kow it has
risen to S40 and $48. I had SJ.500 worth
of stock audi sold it In disgust Toda)
that Si,V)0is worth just $100,000. And
v et people w onder at crime "
Jnick VI. II. Kim Down.
A man calling himself Dr. GoIiNtandt
was arrested at Jamestown and taken to
Wilmington )esterda), where he is badl)
wanted b) several persons whom he had
victimized b) representing himself as Dr.
McClcllan, of Columbus, a pile doctor, well
known there b) reputation, and, after in
ducing them to receive treatment from
linn, would make them pay in advance for
several months' treatment. The fraud was
pot discovered until Monday, when it was
found that the bogus doctor had skipped
He arriv ed at Jamestown Sunday, and had
already secured two victims before hit. ar
rest, but for what amount cannot be ascertained.
SHOOT TIIE SPRING ELECTION
Vigorous Sentiment m Favor of Less Elec
tions, Less Political Bickering and
More Purity at the Polk.
t.eueinl.l. Warren Keifer, State senator
l'rlnj;leaiiil Hon. t.eurceC llavrlln.
Interviewed Tile Ijiwotl the
Ihere is a wnlc endorsement m Spring
held of the Idea of abolishing tho spring
election and amalgamating it with the
v ember election There is little doubt as to
the populir will of the people on the sub
ject, but a doubt exists in the minds of
man), including a largo pmisirtlon of the
legal profession, as towhetkir or not a con
stitutional amendment would have to be
submitted to the people before the desired
change could betfTected A Gluiii-Kt-ri
in u reiirttr investigated the subject to
some extent this morning and herewith
presents the results of his researches.
Hon George C Kawluissaid "I regret
ver) mu h that I did not have some not id
eation tint I would be questioned
on this subject, so that I could look
into the matter and speak intelligent!).
Personal!) I am inclined to favor the aboli
tion of the spring election but I have not
gone into the matter deeply enough to
speak an) convictions, particular!) as to
how it can lie accomplished There is no
question but that our elections nre entirely
too frequent we aresc-ircel) out of the heat
of one before we are Info another, with no
opportunit) to recover our equilibrium. I
had a conversation a short time ag with
Hon. James M ilson. representative from
Coshocton count), and he is endeavoring to
work up a sentiment in favor of elections
being held bi-aniiuall) -oner every two
)ears. )ou know and alwa)s in Novem
ber 1 cannot speak isMitivel) ai to how
the legislature could act m the matter.
OK. J. vv lllil N hPIFFIl
was next visited at Ills office He said "I
have given the subjeit no thought, but this
much Is clear in ni) mind we have entire!)
too mm) elections, and we could dispense
with some of them with great benelit. I
should like to ee the matter so arranged
that wo might have some )ears when there
would be no ection at all. But as to com
bing all the editions township, cit), state
and national, Into one I cannot sa) that I
approve of it To confound all these Into
one jumble would be detrimental, I am per
suaded, to doing entire justice to all. It
would require a large amount of mental
effort for a voter to compass in Ills mind all
at once the problem of who to vote for from
road supervisor to president of the L'nlted
States Yveccrtain!) w anff ewer elections,
but I can't sa) that after a brief examina
tion of the situation, 1 am in favor of com
bining all the different elections on one
da). As to the jKiwer and province of the
legislature m the matter I am not prepared
sTS.Tr "FN VTOi: THOs. J PU1NGLE
was next seen. He said : "I am emphat
ically in favor of the abolition of the
spring election and its conjunction with the
November election. We have too man)
elections in Ohio, and the state
is constant!) torn up with polit
ical dissensions. We are iwarcel)
out of one until we are in the midst of an
other In otlur words, wo have too much
jmlitics and too little business, and the elec
tions occur so frequently that politics is a
trade, a profession of man) men, to the
detriment of the punt) of tho ballot and
the embarrassment of the whole electoral
problem Besides, it would be a great sav
ing of expense. 1 believe that the governor
ought to be elected for a longer term, but of
course that change could not lie accom
plished without the submission of a consti
tutional amendment "
"How about the abolition of the spring
election, so far as the gmeral assembl) Is
"I thoroughl) believe that the spring and
fall elections could be consolidated without
a constitutional amendment, but I have not
looked into the case to a sufficient extent to
speak with authority."
Do)ou think that the legislature will do
anv thing in the premises-'"
' I cirtauil) do So general a sentiment
can hardl) be overlooked, and I believe an
effort will In made to have the change ef
fected. V bill will undoubted!) be sub
mitted to that effect Indeed I understand
that the Committee of One Hundred, f
Cincinnati, are pti-hing the matter "
Could the matter tie brought to a head
in time to avoid the next April election '"
' Oh, yes It is jMissible for It to go
through in a week's time after the intro
duction of the bill, but it is extreme!) likely
that it will require nearl) a month before
it runs the gaautlt ts of the committees If
the measure obtains, and the coming spring
lection Is killed, soma provision would
have to be made, )ou know, for the holding
over of the township and other officers usu
al!) elected at that time, until their success
ors are elected and qualified "
The Cincinnati C'omiiercut' has been ln
vesitigating the cise and interviewing prom"
inent Cincinnati Iaw)ers. It opens a long
and exhaustiv e artit le on the subject vv ith a
special from its Columbus correspondent,
who is of the opinion that the
tONSTlriTlON will HAVE TO UE
to accomplish the result He sa)s:
The constitution has just been amended
so as to exti nd the terms of tow nship offi
cers from one to three )ear- Unfortunate')
this constitutional amendment provides for
the election ot such township officers at tli
April election bo far as municipal officer
are concerned, the) are within 'eglslative
(initio 'lo entire!) do awa) with spring
elections, tlic constitution will have to be
amended so that township officers can be
elected in November. All amendment to
the constitution can onl) be voted on at an
election when members of the legislature
are voted for. This will occur next No
vi mber If the legislature this winter sub
mits an amendment to the constitution cov
ering the point m question, it can be votesl
on next fill, and if adopted, the mcomine
legislature can enact the necessar) laws to
carr its prov isions into effect and grant the
relief pra)ed for
The C'uiiiinrrriiit Gazette adds:
The constitutional amendment referred to
was adopted ut the election October 1.!, 1SS5,
and is as follows
rticle X . Section 4 (as amended)
low nship officers sdall be elected b) flu
electors of such township, at such time, hi
such manner and for such tt nn, not exceed
ing three )ears, as urn be prov idol b) law,
but shall hold their offices until their suc
cessors are elected and qualified.
This section is vt rv clear in its language,
and distmctlv confers the authorit) on the
legislature of fixing the ti.ne of holding the
electionsfor township officers. The) shall
be elected "at such time as ma)
be provided b) law "
The legislature has taken advantage of
this privilege extended b) the constitution,
and it is provided !u section 1.44.'. K Jj ,
that "on the first Monda) of April, annual
I), the electors in eaih township shall as
semble at such plates as is apiwinted b)
the trustees thereof for thepurjioseof elect
ing their township officers "'
s a tnmnit ritoor
that the constitution does not fix the time
for a spring election, reference is made to
the law creating the superior court of Cin
cinnati (section 4sJ K. S ) in which it was
deemed ncctssarv to s,eciticall) provide
that these judges should be elected "on the
hist Momia) of pril '
Coiniif rcml i.'iueffe reporters in
terviewed a number of em
inent Cincinnati law) ers. Drausin
Wulsin believed tint. "If is not necessary
that the abrogation of the usual epntig elec
tion should hist be submitted to the people
b) wa) of a constitutional amendment. It
isajiovvert'iitirel) m the province and ju
risdiction of the Ohio legislature. I have
carefull) looked over cverthlng that the
constitution of the state of Ohio has to say
on the subject, and I hav e come to the irre
sistible conclusion that the legislature can
make tho proposed and v ery desirable change
wiimut submitting a constitutional amend'
rncnt to the people."
Ex-Governor oyes said; "I hv not
studied the matter thoroughlv but as far as
I know, b) tin last constitutional amend
iimnt, the legislature has the right to make
the proiKised change without submitting
another amendment to the people '
D Thomas McDougall. T Porter and
others corroborated the opinion elaborated
b) Drausin Wulsin Hon l .1 .Miller slid
the matter was in the hands of a special
committee on legislation of the Committee
of One Hundred ( liairman of this inni
mittieisllon Kufus King, who is pushing
matte rs speeilil) to a climax
Conclusion of the .luliilee .it Hie MrslM.
I. Chun h of I rhina.
The closing serv ii es of the Semi ( enten
nial iubilee at the First M I clurchofl'r
bana, was held eitnusda) night. The
time since Saturda) night la-t, has been
ver) pleasant and profitable to those who
hav e been attending the serv it es Wonder
ful changes hive taken place in fifty )ears,
and this memorial church lias witnessed
its full share.
The sirvices Wednesda) night were
under the direction of Kev. F. G Mitch
ell After the openini: devotional exer
cises vv ere ov er, Kev C v Kishell read
letters from former pa-tors not present
They were from Kevs Dr. Surderland, l)r
Grover. Dr laiwr), Kev W N Drodlieck
anil Kev Kichard Braudnff. After the
leading of the letters, S W. Ilitt gave a
historv of the music of the church.
Auntie Sh)ngh next sHike. ?and refered
particular') to the excellent e of the char
acter of the late Kev John I Mitchell.
C. II. Ward was c illetl upon ami spoke
of his earl) recollec'n.u of the church
Mrs. S. W. Ilitt vv. also calhsi on and
spoke especiall) of the ministr) of Kev.
John T. Mitchell.
The concluding remarks were made b)
?v F. G Mitchell, in which he exhorted
the church to prove themselves worthy of
their noble amestors The meeting was
ver) enjo) able and furnished a fitting close
to the histor) of tins memorial pioneer
The quarter!) conference was held after
the services and the different committees
given time to prepare a report of the histor)
of the church to be plai ed on the minutes
of the church.
BIG CAME SUPPER.
The Springfield tiliootliig anil rUhlngCIub
Will Celebrate New ear' Nlfiht Vbout
The Springfield Shooting and Fishing
club has arranged to celebrate New ear's
In a manner and b) a means that is at once
appropriate, characteristic and Joll). On
the night of Januar) I, 157, if ever)thlng
pans out as contemplated, the) will give a
big game supper at the club rooms on Main
street, third stor) over the Palace restau
rant, at which a mciiijcsmsistingentirel) of
the feathered ami furred and scaled den
izens of the forest, held and stream, cooked
and garnished in the highest style of the
art, will be served. The affair will be
purel) a stag banqtie t, the onl) guests out
side the members of the club being the
ubiquitous reporters Tliechrf iJccnlXiitat
the Palace restaurant will have charge of
the preparation of the game supjier, and it
vv ill be cooked about right
On the da) before New iears, the entire
club, comprising thirty-uveor forty men.
will tro out hunting in CI irk and surround
ing counties, or wherever the) please, and
spend the da) 111 bagging the game for the
supper on the following evening. The bo)s
will separate Into couples, of course, and
the hunting-grounds will be scoured thor
oughl). There will be a tremendous slaugh
ter of quail, as New lears da) closes the
season. To stimulate eomiietltion, the
club has been divided into two parties, of
winch "Muss)- Wilson and George Warder
will be captains, respective!)
Annual Meeting of llee Lane lii-uranre Co.
The C. C. C. A I. Mutual Insurance asso
ciation will hold its seventeenth annual
meeting at the cit) hall m Davtou, on the,
evening of December ?th. The association
Is one of th oldest of the kind In the
country. It admits an) man to its
benefits, who is in the emplo) of the com
pany . There are many branch societies of
the association throughout the United
States, which will be representeM b) dele
gates at the coming meeting. A banquet
will follow the close of the session, anti
free transportation will be furnished b) the
coinpao.) . The follow ing are the general
officers of the association
President Kobert Blee, Cleveland.
First Yice President C. Potter, Dela
ware. Second Yice President John Brunton,
General Secretary G W Burt, Gallon.
Treasurer T. J Higgins. Cleveland.
Auditor I). M. Kason, Cleveland.
Heath of Daniel oimg, senior.
The venerable Daniel Young, senior, died
this (Friday) morning, at ten o'clock, at his
residence, about two miles north of the
cit), on the St Paris pike, at the age of M
j ears ami ten months. He had been ill
about two weeks.
The deceased was born in Frederick
count). Mil . Feb 7. 1706. and In 1SS4 he
moved from Mar) land to this v icinit) and
lias been living here ever since,
Mr. Young has been a member of the
English Lutheran church nearl) all his life
He belonged to the First church here and
was faithful in his attendance at public
worship ami Sunda). He was In all re
spects a most excellent man aud a w orthy
The funeral will beheld at the house,
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, and will be
conducted b) Kev. Dr. Helwlg.
OAlrinl Visitors from Kenton.
Two Kenton gentlemen, G. J. Carter,
chairman of the Fire Department commit
tee of the city council, and William IL
Young, chief of the fire department, arrived
here this morning to examine Springneld's
fire alarm s) stem. Chief SJmpson took
them to the Central house and explained
the operation of the s)stem and gave them
considerable valuable information on tire
alarm s) steins in gerervl. JMr. Carter re
turned home at 10 30 o'clock, but Chief
Young remained, and this afternoon CI lef
Simpson is visiting the various engine
houses with him and showing hin what a
real!) hue fire department is.
The police court vv as in the nature of a
short horse, soon curried, ) estcrda) after
noon. Mike Welsh, the Welsh's-Arcade-
millloiiaire, was hned SI and ecists for per
mitting his premises to remain in a hlthy
condition. Pat Bohui was lined the same
amount for the same offense, the tine being
sustieniied on his promise to "clean up.
Mr. Bolan said tliat his reputation was
worth 8100,000. and that It had been ser
iousl) damaged by his arrest He inti
mated that be would get even with the
newspapers for publishing his arrest
Hugh Mccarty, loitering, was dismissed.
The case of drunk and disorder!) against
John Patterson was continued.
Much to the regret of all hav mg the mat
ter in charge, the meeting in the interest of
the Associated Charities has to be postponed
until a week from next Sabbith evening,
December 15. The ojiera house, which it
was suppused had lieen secured, proved to
haw been previous!) engaged, and neither
house can be secured for next Sabbath
eveuing. All who were to take part in the
speaking or singing vv ill please be on hand
for the 1.1th.
The faculty and students of WHItss's col
lege of short-hand will give a maiuerade
ball and reception at the college hall Thurs
day, December 18th. Invitations will be)
issued In a da) or two, and the affair prom
ises to be a very brilliant one.
Sale of reserved seats for Scanlan In
"Shan-na-Lawn" opens tomorrow morning
CRAND ARMY OFFICERS.
VloniHt flection of Mitchell I'ot, No.
43, tl.A.K. A rine Ticket selected.
There was a splendid attendance at the
regular meeting of Mitchell Post No. 45,
G. A. IL, last night. It being the tune ap
pointed for the annual election of Post of
hcers. Notwithstanding th zero weather
the hall was well filled nearl) a hundred
veterans turning out. The hrst proceeding
was the reading of general onlers from the
department headquarters providing for an
election on the first regular meeting in De
cember of each )ear. It also provided foi
the election of delegates to the de
partment encampment to be held in
Springfield In Vpnl. Iss7 The basi
ol representation was fixed at one delegate
for everv one hundred members 111 a post
or fruition over sixty. Kver) pjst Is alse
entitled to at least one delegate, as mail) ol
the posts in the state are new I) organized
and have a membership of less than tift)
I his basis gives Mitchell post three dele
gates. A printed circular was also receiv ed from
Adjutant tieneral Axline. accompanied b)
the hrst volume of the series giving the ros
ter of Ohio soldiers in the war Ihe tirsi
volume deals with only the hrst twenty
regiments of iufantr). and it will require
twelve or hfteen volumes to complete the
ntire roster. The-e will be received b)
Mitchell post as fast as the) are issued A
printed report was also received, giving ;uli
particulars of the twentieth ualional en
campment held at San Francisco It was
placed on file.
the transfer card of Kev Frank J
Mitchell was received ifiom W A. Bran
lost, of Urbano, and referred to the propei
A collection amounting to about 510 wa.
taken up to go into the Christmas fund 01
the Sailors' and Soldiers' Orphans' home t
Xenia. The post's appropriation, accord
ing to the established lev), was onl) about
The post next proceeded to the election
of officers. A resolution w as Introduced b.
F. S. Penfield, and carried, that instead ot
going through the foraialit) ef makinr
nominations, as had been the usual custom,
the members of the pst should vote for
whomever the) pleased for the different
positions and the namo receiving the lowest
number of votes be dropied on the second
ballot Ballots w eru distributed and the
election resulted as follows
Commander Colonel James E. Stewart
Senior Vice Commander Chaplain K.
Junior Yice Commander E. It Chene
Quartermaster Isaac Kindle,
Officer cf the Da) F. S. Penfield.
Officer of the Guard Dennis Mlnoque.
The last thre were elected bv acclama
tlon, the rules being suspended in each in
stance by a lira loce vote. The Post ad
jouraed at this stage of the proceedings
and the election of a chaplain and three
delegates to the state encampment wa-
postponed until next meeting. The instal
lation of officers will occur at the first
meeting In January, which falls on the 6th
Colonel James E. Stewart, the com
mander-elect, is the well known banker
He is an enthusiastic Grand Army man, has
an admirable war record, and is 111 ever)
particular qualified for the position.
The Congregational iiir and Artltazara
B) long odds, the most attractive and
complete display of art fancy-work ever
put on exhibition and sale in Springfield, is
that exhibited at the fair and arc sale of the
ladies of the Congregational church, which
commenced )estcrday morning in Hofinai's
jewelry store, on Limestone street It is a
matter of regret that an entire room could
not hav e been secured for the sale, as the
collection of fanc)-work is so large and
brilliant, that what can be shown gives a
ver) inadequate Idea of what the collection
really includes. The affair surpasses any
thing of the kind ever attempted here, and
for two days the store has been thronged
with shoppers buying holiday presents
The sale closes tonight, and those who have
not availed themselves of its treasures,
should do so at once. The young ladies ol
the church and Sunday school are acting as
clerks, and the purchaser is assured of
charming service, as well as excellent bar
gains, and a magnificent assortment from
which to select
Besides the superb collection of art need-dle-work
for sale, there is a ver) tempting
dLspla) of fine home-made candies, creams,
etc., made by the ladies of the church.
The sale hxs alread) exceeded the most san
guine expectations of Its projectors; but if
a larger room could have been secured, a
few social features introduced and the sale
continueel a week, the results would have
been phenomenal The proceeds are to be
applied to the new church.
Since the above was written arrange
ments have been completed with Dr. J. C
Oldham by which the bazar is to be re
moved tomorrow 10 his room. No 9 east
Main street It will continue at Mr. Hof
man's uv er tonight, but be on hand for
trade bright aud earl) Saturday morning at
the new place, and will continue from da)
to day as long as necessary . Go to the old
place tonight and the new stand tomorrow.
B) the way. the ladies are under deep obli
gations to Mr. Hofman for Ids kindness.
AT THE ALTAR.
3lArringe nn Wjedneidnjr Kvenlngof Klnier
Whltelpy nmt 3XUf )Iaad Unagliuian.
Wednesda) evening Elmer Whlteley. son
of Amos Whlteley, of this city, and Miss
Maud Baughman. a granddaughtet of Wil
liam Hadley, of Osborn, were united In
marriage at the residence of the bride's
grandfather. The wedding was quiet but
one of the most elegant that ev er occurred
In Osborn. The ceremony, performed by
the Kev. S E. Greenanalt, of the Lutheran
church, Osborn. was deeply Impressiv e and
vv as vv itnessed b) a large number of the
relativ es and intimate friends of the con
tracting parties. A peculiar hitch occurred
in the proceedings. In his haste El
mer had neglected to procure that'
verv important feature, a license, and onlv I
an hour or two before the wedding was an
nounced to take place he was obliged to
leave post baste for Xma to get the all
essential document He returned In due
time and he and Miss Baughman vvere united
in the hoi) bonds. After a delicious wed
ding supper had been serv ed Mr. and Mrs.
Whlteley boarded the east-bound Bee Line
express for Xevv York. After an absenee
of a few weeks the) will return and take
up their residence In Springfield.
Both the bride and groom have a large
circle of friends in this cit). and all unite
in wishing them all the happiness In life.
The event in colored circles thus week
was the marriage last night of Miss Aria,
th esteemed and hlghl) respected daughter
of Kev. William Viney, to John M. Hazel
wood, of Lancaster, O., which occured at
the bride's residence, 115 Miami street
The solemn ceremony was performed b)
Kev. Wilton IL Boone, the young Iad)'s
pastor, assisted b) her father. In the prev
ence of a large number of Springfield's
most respectable cedored iieople. 1 he bride
is well and favorab!) known as an upright, j
Christian girl, and will b greatly missed!
in the Second Baptist church, of which she
Is an active member. I he groom is a ) oung
man of industrious and steady habits, and ,
will no doubt do his part to make for his
bride a blight and happ) life. t
The presents, which were ver)' numerous,
were both cost!) and useful.
Killed t7 the Can.
Percy Stewart was Instantly killed at
Bellefontalne night before last by being
crushed between two I. B. Jfc W. freight
cars at Coltou's mllL The deceased was an
employe of Cotton Bros., a sober, lndustri- J
ous man, ana leaves a wue ana two daugh
ters under the age of twelv Tears. Prior
to the employment of Stewart at Bellefon
Uise, he was a resident ot Sidney, 0,
4 IXI) 50 LIUESTOXE ST.
Have just opened California White Blank
uts. from SS to S13 per pair. Superfine
10-4 all-wool White Blankets, S3 50 and SI.
11-4 while all-wool Blankets at S5.
ALL-WDDL DEO BLSIETS,
'"tip a special bargain. Fancy Staple
Blankets for ladies. Wrappers, Eiderdown
'"overlids and Pillows, and many other
iesirable cold weather goods.
V. B Warm winter underwear. Bar
pilns in C Ioaks and Wraps.
But simply to tell you
what hundreds already
know, that we have by far
the largest stock and
You can get just what you
want; ifyou want cheap goods
we have them ; if you want
medium priced goods, we have
them ; ifyou want high-priced
goods, we have them, and,
depend, we give you one hun
dred cents for one dollar.
EDAM AND PINE APPLE
Tost Received a Freth Lot.
EXTRA. FIXE QUAUTT.
PENi. BUCKWHEAT FLOUR
C pounds for 25c Quality guaran
teed. We place our best Young
Hyson. Oolong and Japan
Against any other In the city, both
in quality and price. Try on
pound of our fine mixed
As a sample, a mixture of Mara
caibo, Java and KIo. Suretopleasa
you. Use Davidson's Crackers
w ith O) ters ; also, b) the way,
STRALEY & CO.
Keep the finest Oysters in the city,
can or bulk. Pioneer Brand a
FRUITS, OUSTERS, FISH, HE
And Vegetables always fresh.
OLD RELIABLE '
J. D. SMITH CO.
G LOUIS IsUIlDEsfG.
Corner TVeit High st-Jnd lVfelual Altf,
Blank Bjok VTork and Legal Blaalta.
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