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The RKPUULIC-Vol. XJCXI1 No. tlOS
SPEEtfGFIELD, 0, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 4 1886.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WismiOTnis. I'oc 4 Ohio
snow. slightly warmer.
December 4, 1886.
have exoended one
tl iisand dollars in neckwear
alone to meet the demands
oi Christmas trade.
The newest, brightest, nob
biest, most elegant patterns of
silk, satin and velvet are
among this stock, which is
swinging into line as we write.
And somehow the price
isn't so extravagant as to
For 25c we show such
styles and qualities and quan
tities as would swamp an or-
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dinar' dealer tO handle.
For 50c the pick in silks,
satins and velvets of ten thous
r j tn
For 90c, we dare say you 11
t 11 11 j u
be equally well suited as tho
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you paid twice the amount to
some would-be high-toned
caterer of furnishings alone.
Wide end string ties and
-nrJl- Knwrc teifh ctranc nlcn i sentatives of the several departments there
Caaet DOWS Wlin Straps , aiSO, 0r, to the commissioners of the District of
the natpnt fastenincr mnnar.-h '
bow. Black silk folded ties,
children's boWS, IOC, and less !
If a man wants the best
neckwear for the least
money, he'll profit by this ad.
Scotch caps are hurrying
us ; ditto boys' genuine seal
skin caps, a dollar.
There's music in the under
wear. There's been a crash
and the result is, 25c a gar
ment, for what you'd expect to
pay 40c or 50c.
Nothing new in fine scarlet
lambs-wool half hose, 35c. No
hurry ; we've 250 dozen to
Camel's hair hang at 40c
No advance on account of
Young men's fine satin-lined
Montagnac beaver overcoats,
$20. Will tempt you if you
"come to feast your eyes.
Our cold excluding, blizzard
eight dollar overcoats
need little urging, $5. Storm
Springfield's Only One Price
CHFRRIES MO ftPHICOTF; !
I X CONFECTIONERS'
New Crop of 5uts !
Richardson & Robbins'
Ssedless Plum Pudding.
13 East High Street.
DR. C. OLDHAM,
0PEBAT1TE BENTIiyTltY A
SPECIALTY. ' .
Me, 9H E. Main Street.
Preparing for Oelebratioa of Centennial
Anniversary of the Federal
The rrocrnmie Adupletl JrnVrsnnlnu
Slliipli.llj ThrH. O. T. V. A fur Mm.
Whitney for Furalohlng Wine to
Her iuel Other Item.
By the Associated Pre"
ruiLAiiKUMiiA. Dec 4. At vesterday's
session of the convention of the state dele
gates to arrange for a celebration of the
centennial anniversary of the pmmnlcatiou
of the federal constitution a ieruianeiit
organization was formed, with Hon. John
A. Kasson,of Iowa, president, anil Ilenr)
Cabot lyojge, of Massachusetts and
Colonel James A. Hojt, of South Carolina,
v ice presidents.
The following Vvecutive sub-committee
was appointed by the cliairnian. Penn
sylvania. Aiaih 1'. Little: Virginia, W1II
Wm Henrj; Massachusetts, Henry Cabot
Iodge; South Carolina, Colonel James A.
Ho)t: Maryland, General Clinton I Paine;
Indiana, Charles W. Ueeve; New York,
Edward F. Jones; Ohio, Alfred K. Unshorn:
Missouri, Thomas T. Santt; Mississippi,
Marecllus Green; Michigan. Judge James
V. Campbell; Connetieut. Henry C. Kub
bin. Dakota, N. (J. Onlway.
I lie programme for the celebration re
ported by the joint conference committee
was discussed at some length. Seeral
amendments were agreed to and the pro
gramme was finally adopted as foiloua :
First That there be an oration and
i poem in conimemoratiou of the signing of
i t"e constitution.
Second That there be a military dis
play. 111 which me unneu states snail tie
reo.ue.sted to be represented by each branch
of its military and naval service and the
several states and territories ami the Dis
trict of Columbia by their in It try and
volunteer service, ami that the president
oe requesteu to uesicuate omcers to com-
' nnnd the. same.
I Third that there be an industrial pro
' sessional display.
Fourth That invitations to participate
!llUliectIebrali01lbe extended to'tie ,,,.
1 Cent ot the United states and his cabiuet,
1 to the federal Judiciary congress, and the
' representativ es of all department of the
national gov eminent, to the governors of
each state and territory, to the judiciary
ana legislators of the same and the repre-
Columbia and to the various civil organiza-
associations of the I num. and
iand that tlie resident tepresntalives of
.foreign gov eniments having friend! v rela-
tlon wi,lj the t'"ed States be invited to
Fifth The erection of a suitable memo
rial in the city of Philadelphia, commemo
rative of the signing and adoption of the
constitution and of the progress of the na
tion since tliat period
Resolutions were adopted requesting the
aid and co-operation of congress in the cel
ebration, and calling upon those states and
territories not yet represented to send dele
gates to the commission as early as possible.
A telegram was received from Washing-
t iuim ixjuiauiiug an luvnaiiou 10 me ueie-
feates iu aueuu a lueeunc oi citizens in
Washington dn Tuesday next, In further
ance of a celebration of the anniversary- of
the discovery of America by Christopher
WITH A SHARP STICK.
The W. C. T. U. After Mrs. Whitney for
FuruUhlnc Wine To Her GueAts.
St. Louis Dec 4. At their convention
yesterday the members of the St. Louis
District W. C. T. U. adopted" the following
resolution : I
Whereas. Tlie newspapers re port that j
Mrs. Whitney, wife of the secretary of the '
navy, not long since gave a dinner at which '
were present eighteen ladies. Including I
President Cleveland's young wife, bet no
gentlemen; and whereas, the papers reixirt '
that courses of different alcoholic drinks
were served; therefore, j
Kesolved, That the W. C. T. I. of Mis-1
souri express their deep mortification and
regret that ladies in this high social position
should theniselv es set this bad example to
the people of this already drink-diseased
country ; and be it further i
ltesolved. That the secretary of this con-!
volition transmit a copy of this resolution I
to Mrs. Cleveland.
CREAT LAND SALE.
A Tract One Hundred and
iitj Mlien '
Long unit Sll Miles Wide III. .-.! Ot
St. Iouis, Dec 4. There was consum
mated yesterday at the Planter's house the
sale of a tract of land In Mexico 100 miles
long and C miles wide. John I). Miles of
LawTcnce. Kans., formerly Indian agent for
tlie Iheyennes and Arapahoes, was the
purchaser for a syudicate, the composition
of which he would not divulge. The I!io
Uravo Land and Cattle company are the
sellers. 1 he purchasers are hve residents
of this city and three of Kl Paso, Tex.
They acquired a ninety-nine y ears' lease to
the tract, which extends from a point fifty
miles from Paso Del Xorte on the Mexican
side of the Hio Grande, and extending down
the riv r parallel with its course for 100
miles. The price paid was soinethiug ov er
S500.000. It is proposed tn establish a
monster cattle ranch on tlie tract.
Tlie VombTlirowlng Officially Approvfsl
by a Xewnpnper Orgnn.
Chicago, Dec. 4. In response to criti
cism of a meeting of socialists at tlie vv est
Twelfth street haU, last Sunday, by a
morning paper, the Arliciter Zeltung, the
organ of the anarchists, prints the follow
ing: "night liere.it may be plainly said we
consider the bomb-throw mg justified. It
w as a necessary act- Tlie police committed
high treason in attempting bojeott, in a
violent fashion, at a meeting of citizens. It
Is now know n that the police inarched to
the hayniarket for the purpose of extermi
nating the socialists. Had not the bomb
Iiami tlirrmn trulftv In nlrtr. ff tiolit tin.
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lice, hundreds of useful citizens, women
and ihlldren, would be lying dead."
LATEST FROM IRELAND.
Tlie Government to Tut ou the Sjerrw. at
Loxiios, Dec. 4. A Dublin agent of
central news telegraphs that the Irish ex
ecutive, in consequence of the proceedings
at yesterda j ' cabiuet council, is preparing
for a determined struggle against the Irish
nation. The proposed warfare, the tele
gram asserts, will include proclamations
against all league agitation.
Tlie agent adds that lie has reason to be
lieve seizure of the United Ireland has al
so been decided upon by tlie government.
Miner. Ordered Hark to Work.
Xew Stiiutsviixe. Dec, 4. The ma-
iority of the man of the Straitsv ille valley
hav e ignored the action taken by the min
ers of Xo. 3 in refusing to work for the
lessee of tlie mine because he worked dur
ing tlie big strike. Consequently the men
w ere ordered back to work by the delega
tion iat night, and work was resumed to
dav The old feeling of hatred against
thosu who black-legged is still warm in tlie
hearts of many, and if a favorable oppor
tunity ever happens there is no doubt but
they would have to seek other parts than
the Hocking valley to live.
AMlgument At Detroit.
Detiioit, Dec 4. Clias. Broos 4 Co
wholesale dealers In boots and shoes here;
also proprietor of a wholesale store at
Lansing, Mich., assigned the entire prop
erty to (Jeo. II. Burt, boot and shoe manu
facturer, Boston, Mass., yesterday. Ives A
Son. bankers this citv, and (Jeorge II. Burt
& Co., Botton, are the heaviest creditors.
Total liabilities about 5100,000; assets es
timated at between 5120,000 and $130,000.
How DriniM ratlc KI lul Are Warklng
Hint llai Let.
Wamiim.iox, I). C, Dec 4. Inference
Is made to the Inauguration of "JelTersonian
simplicity" heralded eighteen months ago
by the sale of carriages belonging to a cer
tain department, and the determination of
their heads to toot it or ride on street cars
when going about the city on official busi
ness. It has long since dcveloix-d that
these carriages were only sold to enable the
olhcers to select lietler ones. All of them
now hive the most elegant equipages to be
found here or ia Philadelphia, and many of
them e-e ma le to mil -r a government e
liense. Carnages are not only used by de
partment officials for pleasure rides, but are
constantly u-ed 1 y their families for the
same purpose. Three, of them dashed up
to the Khlutt house this afternoon at one
time for the convenience of department ofll
cers' wives, who were out calling or buying
Christmas presents. F.ven hparks, the
blov lated commissioner of the general land
office, has one of these carnages, ami his
wife and he are often on popular thorough
fares in it.
A Fliul In southern Mexico.
Pvnama. Dec. 4. Advices trom Oataca,
Mexico, state that the sepulchre of a
Sajsitecat king h.is been discovered near
there. In it were several images, well
sculptured, and idol of gold which weighed
about fifty pounds At tho same spot were
found a skull and some other hones of such
dimensions as to prove that the old ruler
must have been a man of gigantic propor
tions. Cousin lien I'.ilsom one.
Ntvv Youk. Dec. 4. Benjamin Folsom.
United States consul to Sheffield, England,
w as among the passengers w ho sailed for
Liv erpool today on the steamer Etmria.
Mrs. Cleveland did not reach the gate
pier, but sent a beautiful horse shoe of
white, with the words. "Hon Voyage,"
worked in violet across the arch.
City of Mexico, Dec 4. Judge Man
ning, I'nited States minister, and his wife,
are both suffering from Heavy colds on the
lungs. Dr. Parsons, an American, who is
phvsician to the minister, said today he had
been attending to Judge Manning, who had
had sy mptoins of pneumonia, but he now
thought there was no danger.
Married On the id of December, Ibsi,
at the M. E. parsonage. In Yellow Springs,
().. by the Kev. A. Hamilton, Peter F. i
Pnntz and Miss Laura A. Uooiuau, both of '
the vicinity of Clifton.
A Hie Venllrt.
Uaknstam.e, Mass., Dec 4. A sealed
verdict in the famous Snow-Alley bond case
was opened in count today and found to lie
a judgment in favor ot Chester Snow for
IitliiS"ihe! IMItor Head.
D vxviLi.E. Va., Dec. 4. Col. J. Mell
aril Iewellen, edit' r Danville Dully llcjlu
ter. and one of the oldest and most prom
inent editors In the state, died here this
CONE TO REST.
uriden Heath Tilt Morning or Ichabod
Corw In I'rlce.
Tlie friends of Ichabod Corw in Price,
who resided at No. 41b south Limestone
street, were shocked this morning upon
leamlnir of bis death. Manv knew thai
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ness vvouia prove serious, tour or live
daj s ago ha complained of a severe cold and
atightnessof hischestand in a short time
he was seized with acute pneu-1
uionla. He suffered terribly and became
gradually worse, and last evening Dr. Hell
was summoned in all haste, as Unas feared
that he would die before the physician!
could reach bim. He rallied, however, but j
it was evident that he could not survive, i
He passed a very bad night, and at 5 o'clock I
this morning Dr. Hell was again summoned, j
He was soon followed by Dr. Bry
ant, and together they did ail in their '
power for the sufferer. Congestion of the
lungs had sit in. however, and he was be- I
youd all human aid. He lingered until S
o'clock, when he passed quietly to his eter
nal home. I
Mr. Price was well known in this city, j
where he resided all his life. He was 40
years of age and was a son of the Kev. j
Thomas Price, a Uaptist minister who form- '
erly resided in Spnngheld township. lie!
was a nephew of the ex-governor, Thoinis
Corwin, a cousin of the lion. Ichabod Cor
win. of I rbana, and a brother-in-law of Dr.
J. o. is. liarzam, ot this city. lie leaves
a wile ami three children to mourn his
loss, and iu theirsad bereavement they have
the sympathy of tlie eutlre community.
The time of tlie funeral has not yet been
hed, but it will probably be sometime on
A Kalilill A (iun VVIlIinni Hamilton A
It is said of William Hamilton, the jolly
and genial hardware man, that he recently
went hunting out near Plattsburg. He
hunted a full day and a half, and had not
killed enough to sup) ly an energetic fly
with a square meal. The friends with
whom he was stopping decided to assist
him. A big rabbit, deader than a
door nail, was placed invitingly near a tree
in tiie orchard and it was not long until Mr.
Hamilton discovered it. He cautiously ap
proached on his tip toes until he got within
range and then he let go at that rabbit
w ith all the vengeance of a famished hunter.
The rabbit tumbled over and when
Hamilton picked it up it was stiff er than a
board. It dawned upon him that he had
been joked and vv hen his friends vv ho hail
been witnesses of his exploit, began to
laugh, he solemnly vowed that he would
never again shoot a rabbit that was not on
the dead run.
ot a 3Ia(iuernde Hall.
Through an inadvertency it was an
nounced In yestordav 's paper that a mas
querade ball would be given by the faculty
and students of Wiiliss's college of short
haud Thursday evening, December 1G. Tins
was a mistake. The faculty discountenance
dancing, and it will be in no sense a ball.
It will be simply a masquerade social or
party the guesty to be Iu fancy costumes,
and tlie usual social observances that mark
a reception w ill be carried out The cor
rection is made with pleasure.
A full account was given Thursday of
Joe Buck and Clark Harrington, the two
Bellefontaine desperadoes who were cap
tured out in Illinois and lodged in jail here
over night on their way back in custody of
Deputy Sullivan. Buck was suffering at
tlie time from a pistol ball wound under the
right eye, receiv ed vv bile resisting capture,
A sjiecial from Bellefontaine this morning
says that Buck is iu a most precarious con
dition and is very likely to die.
Vroliate I'onrt Matters.
Probate Judge John C. Miller today ap
pointed Abram Kendigh guardian of Jacob
I,. II. Iorenz was yesterday appointed
administrator of tlie estate of Emily Hahn,
deceased. Mr. Irenz said this afternoon
to a reirter that iu his judgment the ver
bal bequest of Miss.Hahn to the city hos
pital w ould amount to nothing.
Springfield Chapter, Xo. 48, It. A. 31.
There will be a special convocation of
Springfield chapter, Xo. 4S, It. A, M., on
Monday evening, December 0, for work in
the K. A. degree.
By order of II. P.
I. II. Kelixy, Sec pro tem.
John A. Bott, late of the Western Union
Telegraph office at Cleveland, has taken
the position Iu the Western Union office in
this city, made vacant by the resignation of
C. D. Duffey, who has gone to Xuhvlil.
A ONE-LECCED INDICTMENT.
Judge While NiistnlnR tlie Ilrlimrrer to
the rirt Count or the Tiue Hill Agnlimt
Probably no case on the docket of the
county courts is of wider or more general
interest than that of J. Tilghman Kldgeley,
member of the city board of education from
the second w anl. vv ho is under indictment
for misconduct in ofllco In brief, jobbery.
Judge White this morning rendered his
decision on tlie demurrer against the first
count of the Indictment, sustaining the de
murrer. The case can now iro to trial on
the second indictment only, but will piob-
ably go over until the next term, hollow
ing is tlie full text of Judge White's de
State of Ohio vs. J. T. Kldgelj :
It is enacted in the crimes act under the
title of "Misconduct of officers'' by Section
CilOSt of the Revised Statutes that "An offi
cer under the constitution or laws of this
state, who know iugly engages in
or suffers others In his employ to eugagu iu
any business which by reason of his office
he Is prohibited from doing," shall tie pun
ished iu the manner therein described.
A member of the board of education of
the city of Sprinelield, Is an officer within
tlie meaning of said Section ti'toy.
bection 3'J74, of tlie Kevised Statutes, re
ferring to the civil duties of members of
boards of education, makes the following
prohibition, to-vvit: "Xo member of a
board shall have any ecuniary interest,
either direct or indirect, in any contract of
the board, or be employed iu any manner
for compensation by the board of which he
is a member, except as clerk or treasurer."
No criininil liability attaches for a viola
tion of said Section 8074, and it is referred
to only as showing the prohibition thereby
imposed upon members of boards of edu
cation. Tlie question is whether tho word busi
ness," as used In section UVO'J. Includes such
distinct and separate acts as are described
In section 3'J74. Words, when Used in
statutes, have their ordinary and usual sig
nification. Husiness usually means em-
tiloyment, occupation; or. It may refer to a
mere temporary engagement.
Whether, therefore, one of Its members
Is engaged in "any business" with a board
of education "which, by virtue of his office,
lie is prohibited from doing." whether said
section liUOv, when he knowingly holds a
pecuniary interest In a contract with said
board, is, under a proper averment of the
indictment, a mixed question of law and
fact, to bo determined by tlie jury under
proper instructions from the court.
The hrst count of the indictment herein,
however, alleges that J. T. Itldgely, a
member of the board of education of the
city of Springheld, did unlaw full) have a
pecuniary Interest iu a contract of sucli
board with another for the painting of its
property; charges a violation of section
3U74. but does not, in the absence of aver
ment connecting tlie same with the business
prohibited by section 890y, charge an of
fense under the latter section, and is there
by fatally defeetiv o on demurrer.
I.A.t Night. Performance and Sereral
Good Theatrical Companies In the Near
A very good audience attended the Grand
opera house last night to hear "Caprice"
with Miss Minnie Maddern as the star, who
was even better last night than she was in
her other two appearances here In "In
Spite of All." Miss Maddern seems to en
ter into her acting with a determination
that Is seldom .found on the stage, and her
cunning ways and energy always win the
avtntvtthv of fliM nnrll.noA
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THE I.ON.1 STIIIKE AT nl.ACK s.
The startling and sensational drama "The
Long Strike" will be presented at Black's
opera house tonight, by a very strong com
pany. From the nature of the play
vv hlch alvv a) s takes w ell in manufacturing
towns a crowded house is looked for to
night. SCAM.A.V ATBI.ACK's.
There is no use in saying much about the
favorite Irish comedian, W. J. Scanlan,
w ho is to be at Black's ojiera house Tues
day evening, December 7. As most every
reader of newspapers is quite familiar with
this popular actor a crowded house will
JIINSTI1ELS AT THE OIIAXI).
On Tuesday evening. December 7, the
popular minstrel team, Wilson and Kaukln.
with a great company of burnt cork
artists will be at the Grand opera
house witli new songs and dancing, new
music, new jokes and new wit and humor,
in tact a thorough change has taken place
in this organization and ever) thing is new
and up with the times. Kvery lover of a
good minstrel ierfonnance should not fall
to witness these great amusers.
llfKLEsQlE AMI sl'KCIAI.TV CO. AT
Tlie Pittsburg Leader has the following
concerning the Burlesque and Specialty
compaii) that apjiears at Black's on Wed
nesday ev eiiing, December :
"Lillie Hall's Burlesque company and
r'anino Bloodgood's Specialty company
o-ieued last night at the Academy. It war
a success from beginning to end, and the
crowd laughed until they could scarcely
laugh any more. The burlesque, Oxygin,
pleased every body. The Davenort Bros,
are old favorites In Pittsburg, and vv ere
greeted with rounds of applause, Allie
Smith, in her reels and jigs was excellent
Her duet with Fannie Bloodgood was well
"ekviixie" at buck's.
A most excellent treat is in store for tlie
lovers of comic opera, as Manager Wald
maii has secured the Xew York Casino
opera company of sixty people to produce
the latest and most popular opera, "Er
iiiinie, at Black's opera house on Thursday
ev enlng. December 9. This beautiful opera
is one of the latest out, and many who have
seen it pronounce this the opera of all comic
operas claiming it surpassed "Mikado,"
"Little Tjcoon," and other ojieras that had
such long runs last season. It is thoroughly
French, bright throughout, and includes
many "catchy" numbers, and parts of it
will soon be heard from the lips of the
A QUILTING BEE.
Pleasant Fvent or That Kind at the Ke.1
dence or Mr.. William L. Cri.t.
One of the pleasantest events of the
kind that has occurred this season was the
quilting party at the residence of William
L. Crist 40S west Columbia street yester
day. Some of Mrs. Crist's friends con
cluded to have an old-fashioned quilting, so
each prepared a block and yesterday they
had the quilting bee accompanied by the
usual amount of fun and good things to
eat Following are the names of a few who
Mrs. Marv Rogers. Mrs P. Fish, Mrs.
Right Yazel, Mrs Justinah Fish. Mrs. Re
liecea Byers Mrs. M C. Delo, Mrs. Mina
Fish, Miss Core Fish, Mrs. Mar)" Delo.
Mrs. Peter Sliutre, Mrs. Huben, .Mrs. AI
gier, Mrs. Reves. Mrs. Scot Yazel, Mrs.
Mrs. John Brick, Mrs. Dan Brick, Mrs.
Albert Delbier, Mrs. Tom Dcrgenhart.
Mrs. W)coff, Mrs. George Fish, and Mrs.
Joseph Collier. Mrs. Mary Rogers receiv ed
the prize for furnishing the handsomest
Two Tnlunhle Hogs Mi. sine
"Bussy" Wilson is Inconsolable today
over the loss of his two Due setters, which
were lost or stolen sometime yesterday.
One Is a red Irish setter with a double nose,
the other a small brown setter with a white
ring around its neck, white feet and double
nose. "Bussy" offers S5 for a return of
the dogs and no questions asked.
Since writing the above, the dogs have
been found. The reader will please not
understand that the dogs wrote the above.
The Congregational art bazar and fancy
goods sale reopened in fine style this morn
ing at Xo. 9 east Main street. The assort
ment is still most excellent and the bazar
is doing a driving holiday trade today. It
will be continued until further notice. The
sales the tint two days amounted to S200.
The Large Consumption of Oleomargarine
and Kindred Products in
A Ton n Iln) HurliiK the lliitierlne S3ra.
MHi-lliiH the l.oc.11 Vlitrket Will be
Arretted by the I.hm The Ijttter'a
To a city of the size and importance of
Springfield, with Its large population and
its unusual!) large proportion of consumers,
any great change atfecting a generally-used
food product is of immediate and vital
interest. Such is that caused b) thi recently-
enacted law upon the product widely in
cluded under the head of oleomargarine,
PfllPOsK OF Tills vitrin.E
is to present briellv but completely the re
sults of a careful reportorial investigation
of tlie subject. Springfield takes butler on
her parsnips and it is the intention of the
iiLoiiE-Uhi'i in u that she uiay know what
she eats under this head. The reader, b)
the way, may have observed that most of
the eating is done under the hed proper.
Kn important, almost a revolutionary,
lap has been pasi-ed bv the national con
gress upon tlie subjuct of oleomargarine.
Tile salient points of that law will be given
fuhher along in this account. A veteran
Markit street grocer and produce dealer
wis interviewed last night on the character
of the artificial butter, the extent of its use
Ini springheld, and how it will be affected
blithe law. Said he:
f'There are three kinds of this 'nueer'
Imttrr on the market, ami I civ e them in the
orijerof their punty. t irst, there's butterine.
watch is the cheapest grade of the stuff, and
is psed only by cheap hoarding houses and
restaurants. It is made out of lard, cotton
seed oil. a low grade of butter, and
other fats. I know of but one
firm Iu Springfield that handles the
stuff. It Is colored to imitate the color of
the real butter at the season of the war
during which It Is sold. For Instance, in
summer, enough coloring matter is put in
to make it a golden buttery yellow. In the
late winter it is made nearly whit.
"The next grade Is oleomargarine projier.
It is strictly a product of beef tallow, to
gether with a fair percentage of good but
ter. Tlie third and highest jrade is
UIIl.Ml-'Ibll 11 v the name
of 'creamery.' It is conqioseil of between
30 and 40 per cenL of good butter and the
rest is carefully selected animal fats.
Creamery' is the grade most largely used
In Springheld; there is comparatively little
sale for either of tlie other two.
"There Is considerable profit in tlie artifi
cial butter business, hrst and last. We can
buy butterine from fourteen to fifteen cents
at wholesale and It retails readily at twenty
cents. Oleomargarine costs seventeen ceuts
and sells at tw enty-fiv e. and 'creamery"' costs
nineteen to twenty-two cents and brings
f rem twenty-five to twenty-seven cents a
"The greatest demaiyl for oleomargarine
in Springfield I speak now inclusively of
all the three products Is in January and
February, when the real article is almost
Impossible to obtain. From January' on
until trass begins to come In, oleomargar
ine holds absolute sway and there Is a tre
mendous amount of it consumed. If it
wasn't for this product, the price of butter
would get up to forty cents or more in
the mouths mentioned.' The Xew
LJ - V
and. Jitlier .dairymen would
have everything their own way, but oleo
margarine steps In and keeps it reasonable
somewhere between 23 and 30 cents.
This is when butter is high and scarce, and
at such times It is a blessing. During the
oleomargarine season, between 200 and 300
tubs of the product are sold iu Springfield
js?r week, fcach tuti contains 50 pounds.
making a maximum of 15.000 pounds. This
rate of consumption will last for three
mis 3 a (iauu.ijsirMc oi isu,- i
N'INfcTV TONS OF OtEOJIAKOAKIXE
for the season or a ton for everyday. So
you see, its an item of immense import
ance to springheld.
"Of course, we dealers hail much rather
sell real butter the year around,
but we can't get It always, and
have to fall back on the counterpart imita
tion. People will have butter of some
kind, and let me tell vou that good 'cream
ery" is not bad eating. It shows up quick
on hot bread or cakes, though. The foreign
fat manifests itself immediately. Another
and a common test i. to cut It with a hot
knife or throw it on a hot stove. The fat
shows up at once, and if it isn't mighty
tirst-class, it smells bad. Oleomargarine is
n. g. for cooking. The suet and stuff wont
mix with the other materials at all. I've
seen some v er) funny results from its at
tempted Use in the kitchens and bake-shops.
The demand for oleomargarine here in the
northern and middle states is nothing
to what it is in the south. Lit
tle or no good cow- butter Is
produced there and tins
comes in mighty well down there. It will
keep In any climate, makes a nice appear
ance and tastes better than the butter they
can make there.
"What effect on the consumption of the
product in Springfield, will the new oleo
margarine law have;'"
"Oh. it will diminish its sale to some ex
tent, but not much. Tlie manufacturers
claim that they are making just as much as
ever. If the industry survives the effect of
this law, it is
DEsTIVFIl Til I1KCOVII. V I.REAT TIIA1IE
in America, both for home and foreign
uiarkets. I sup)Hse you intend giving the
salient features of the law you ought to.
Comparatively few people know any
thing about it Well, the tax
on retail dealers is only 54 a month, and
)ou don't need to take out jour license be
fore )ou need it I shall prubably take out
a permit the hrst of January, or maybe, not
until February, ami lots of other dealers
will do the same. Permits are issued by
internal revenuecollectors, just Uketobacco
licenses. James W. Xew man, of Ports
mouth, is internal revenue collector forthe
district in which Springfield is located. I
understand that si springheld dealers have
taken out permits, hut know of but two.
A Columbus butterine linn Iia3 sent all the
grocers iu Springfield printed circulars giv
ing the full text of the federal olt-omargar-ine
tax law and all statutes referring to
license taxes, together with precautions to
be observed b) dealers, etc There is no
occasion for an)bod)'s going astray unless
the) deliberately want to act crooked."
Thanking the grocer for the really Inter
esting information he had di-closed, the
reporter lost no time in getting a copy of
the law, and herewith gives a resume of its
leading points, shorn of legal verbiage. In
the hrst place, the law is tlie outgrowth of
the consolidated effort- of the dairymen of
New York state, who saw and felt a power
ful nval in the oleomargarine industry.
Briefly, the law provides for the sale of the
JfsT AS TOBACCO
or liquor or proprietory medicine is sold
only by conspicuously displayed and prop
erly accounted permit or license, and bear
ing internal revenue stamps
To begin with, the law defines pure but
ter and includes under the head of "oleo
margarine," all products of oleomargarine,
oleo, oleomargarine oil, butterine, lardine.
suiiie. neutral, all laid and tallow- extracts
and all mixtures or compounds of tallow,
beef fat suet. lartl, lard oil, vegetable oil,
annetto and other coloring matter, intestinal
fat and otf.il fat Manufacturers must pay
a special tax ot S800 a year, wholesale
dealers 54s0, and retail dealers $4S. The
penalties for violation of tlie law- are Sl,
000 to $5,000. S500 to $2,000 and 850 to
5500, respectively, besides a pay ment of
The manufacturer is compelled to keep
such books, and render such returns, and
put up such signs, affix such number to his
manufactory and conduct his business under
such surveillance as tlie revenue officers
shall dictate. All oleomargarine must be
packed In firkins, tubs or other wooden
packages not before used for that purpose,
each containing not less than ten pounds,
and each marked, stamped and branded as
the commissioner of internal revenue, with
the approval of the secrctarv of the treas
ury, shall prescribe; and all sales made bv
manufacturers of oleomargarine and whole
sale dealers iu oluoiiiargarine shall be in
original stiniKsl packages. eacU of which
must bear this label "Notice The manu
facturer of the olttomargeriue herein con
tained has complied with all the require
ments of law. Every person is cautioned
not to use either this package again or the
stamp thereon again, nor to remove the con
tents of this package without destroying
said stamp, under the penalty provided by
law in such cas ." Failure
to im t n this i vnu.
or removal of it, is punishable by a 550
fine, itetail dealers in ole.iintrgarine must
-ell only from original stainjieil packages,
in quantities not exceeding ten pounds,
and must use only wooden or paper dishes,
boxes or packages, sueli as are usually ued
for butter or lard, which must 1m- branded
with a label. In type not smaller than this:
aim giving me quantii) om. euner printed.
written or stencilled. I lie name ami al -
oressoi uie oeaier must also oo given m
any size of t)pe.
the manufacturers label must not be less
than four or more than six inches long, and
not less than 2S Inches w ide. printed in
plain letters In black ink on white paper.
tne nonce aoove referred to. A line of SI
000 and six months imprisonment is the
Wholesale or retail dealers must not sell
from packages without hrst seeing that the)
are properly branded witli the word "Oleo
margarine" and the factory and district
numbers of the manufacturers, together
with the culinary "Xotice"labeL Retailers
must destroy all stamps on packages when
emptied. Every dealer before commencing
the sale of oleomargarine or butterine must
register his name with tlie internal revenue
collector of his district. Whoiesale dualers
in oleomargarine will keep a book and
VIAKK V VIO.VTIII.T ItKTl liV,
showing the oleomargarine leceived by
them and from whom receiv ed, aSo, the
oleomargarine disused of by them and to
whom sold or delivered. Tin lined pack-,
ages must be kept Intact The removal of
the outer or wooden covering before the
package is emptied renders the dealer lia
ble to hue ami imprisonment A retail
dealer In oleomargarine may sell directly
from original stamped packages "in quanti
ties not exceeding ten pounds'' but it can
not be delivered in tlie original manufac
turer's package. Wholesale and retail
d.alers are not required to disnlav any
signs iu their plaets of business, but tlie
licenses must oe conspicuous.
So far as known, Dickson Bros., of
Market street and Charles A. Wood, the
grocer, are the only ones who have taken
out permits under the law. The (Ii.oiie
Kepuuuc telegraphed Collector James W.
Xew man at Portsiiioth. last night and he
wired uacK as lotiows:
Poiitsmoi TH, O.. Dec 4.
Dickson Bros, are the only authorized
dealers In Springfield.
James W. Xevvviax,
It is understood that Mr. Wood's license
was Issued by Mr. Xewman"s deputy at
Columbus vv ho has probably not yet re
ported it Other dealers wi l take out per
mits In January and February.
TWO OF A KIND.
Ed. Wallace and George Worfrll Have
Their Ilandi Mangled ln-the Machinery
at tat street.
Edward Wallace, colored, a workman In
the East street shop, met with a painful ac
cident shortly after " o'clock this morning.
He had his right hand caught in a rattler
and fearfully mangled, the lingers being
mashed nearly Hat Dr. Kussell dressed
the Injured hand, but declined to amputate
we lingers as ne nopeii to save them.
Scarcely had the doctor linishtsl dressinc-
Wallace's injuries before (ieorge Worfell,
residing at Xo. G Scott street and also
working at the East street shop.entered the
office with his left hand in bandages. Just
a few minutes liefore he had had his hand
nipped by a frizzer and seriously injured.
The middle linger was literally ground to
pieces and had to lie amputated at the
knuckle joint Botli Wallace and Worfell
will be compelled to remahi idle for some
A NEW BUSINE'S HOUSE.
A New Mock to select From.
The many frieuds and old patrons of
Geo. S. Plattenburgwill bo pleased to learn
of his going into the furniture business
again and he is now located at 74 west Main
street, next door to the wigwam. Mr. Plat
tenburg has just returned from the east
where he has made some very extensive
purchases in line furniture, such as parlor
suits, bed-room suits, tme mirrors, marble-
top dresses, stands and center-tables. Ooods
have commenced to arrive m large quanti
ties, and will continue coming until the
stock will be the largest and prices the low
est, as these good were bought for cash and
w ill be sold on v ery small profits. A spe
cial invitation is extended to all his old
customers, and iu fact anyone contemplat
ing the purchase of anything iu the furni
ture line, should call and see the goods,
which are all new and not shop-worn, as
are found in some of the stores.
A Splenilitl Cliaticf to l'urcliae Christmas
The sale of jewelry at 'JT south Lime
stone street has been progressing nicely for
several weeks, but as the holidays are near
at iiand and the store niut be vacated bj
January first, Messrs. Hofmau A Co. have
decided to commence the auction sale at
once and close out their entire stoek of
jewelry to the highest bidder. Auction
sale from 2 to 4 in tlie afternoon and from
T to 9 in tlie evening. Special attention
will be pi.id to the ladles and chairs pro
vided for their comfort during the entire
sale. When the auction is not in progress
any jewelry in stock will be sold at private
sale at prices regardless of cost, as these
goods must lie sold by the first of the year.
This Is a rare opportunity to secure
Christmas presents for almost nothing and
those wishing to purchase jewelry shauld
not fall to attend the auction.
Gool Cham e for n !prl nztlrltl Inv rntor.
K. S. Looker, of this city, the well known
inventor, who has eight patents covering
some revolutionary improvements in tlie
sewing machine, leaves early next week for
New York city. He goes to cenfer with
tlie manufacturers of the Domestic sewing
machine, who have made him a Haltering
offer for one of his patents a radical one
by which tlie iron casing containing tlie
needle-bar, etc., and known as the head of
the arm. can be turned up horizontally to
ward the operator. This makes it easy to
thread the needle, and to place thick work
under the machine for sewing. Mr. Looker
is greatly encouraged at the prospect before
linker Itiull) MculilPil.
Ed. Clippingcr, foreman baker and candy
maker at W. II. PreUtuan's establishment
on Market street, w as b idly scalded last
night Wlille carrying out a pan of scald
ing hot water, he tripped and stumbled and
the fierv contents of the vessel descended
on bis face, neck, left arm and hand, burn
ing them terribly.
A full and complete line of musical mer
chandise has just been received for tlie hol
iday tradcCby It. F. Braudom .t Co., con
sisting of guitars, banjoes, violins, accor
deons, mouth-harps, mnslc-botes. strings,
bows, violin boxes, and in fact everything
that goes with this line of tlie business.
See us for your Christmas present. This
stock will be sold at nearly cost.
CENTRAL M. E. LYCEUM.
it Kicellent I'roeranime Itendered La.t
Evening at the Church Parlor..
The lecture room of the Central M. E.
church was crowded to tlie doors last night
on the occasion of the third meeting of the
newly-organized Ijcenm and literary so
ciety. President Burns oceupityi tlie chair.
ana an extremely interesting programme
was rendered. Miss Alice Wones recited
"Patrick's Excelsior" in the artistic, fin
ished manner that characterizes all her
public readings Mrs. It. A. Starke) fo'
lowed In a very plea.ing vocal solo, and
Master Arthur Moore sang "Little Feet and
Little-Hands" so nicely that he was encored
and couiMlIed to respomL
A short intermission was given at this
stage for social observ ances, and was v er)
pieasaimy spent, vv lien the programme
was again resumed Misses Xellle ami Hattie
Schaeffer pla)ed a brilliant piano duet am.
were justly applauded. Mrs. Col. White
rendered the pathetic little Alpine poem
I he hdelwchr iu such a charming man
ner, mat she was loudly encored, aim
raeefully acknowledged the couiDliinuni
with a rollicking little Irish tale in foui
verses that brought down the house. Ml
Wih.Mv vanf INmL'mI in tl.afVi.lldnf th
l)vv" ( an excellent manner and the re
1 uiir nmmmm. mnpimUi h .
' hy Master Luther Beard. "Somebody's
I Mother," which displayed considerable
M,,., Stella Moore, the secretary of the
Lyceum, read the minutes of the two on -
vious meetings and the L)ceum adjournei
A fine Christmas programme will be ob
served on Christmas eve.
1're.entcd for the Urnnil Army Fair l)e
reinher llitliaud 17th.
As lias been stated before In these co
limns the ladles of Mitchell Relief corp
and Mitchell post fi. A. R Intend having
a sale, December 16th an 17th. for the pur
h)s of raising funds for charitable work i.
Springfield tills winter. The following
contributions have been received: Deem
ated china tea set from Ovington Bros
Chicago; this tea set will be on exlubitioi
in J. M. Xhiffer's Arcade grocery store win
dow next Monday, and is to lie presented
to the person guessing the nearest u. the
number of seeds in a pumpkin One box
of soap, from Kirk A Co.. Chicago: one
box of soap, from J. Jc L. Oakley," Xew
burgii, X Y : one case Huckins's soap,
Boston; one Domestic sewing machlnce,
through agency of Comrade It B. Canfield:
one gas-hca img stove, from the Adams &
Westlake Manufacturing Co., Chicago; one
adjustable book-holder, from L W. Xoyes.
cnicago: one Bunting nag, from the M. C.
Lilley Co., Columbus; one piece of Floren
tine statuary, from C. Henneke A Co.,
Milwaukee; one of the noted Rogers's
groups from John Rogers Xew York; one
case each of Price's baking powder and
flavoring extract', Chicago: one golden-rod
doll's brass bedstead, with mattress and
pillows from Hamilton .Matthews. Roch
ester, N. Y.; books from the Century Co..
Xew York. Further lists will be published
next week. The canvassing committees at
work here In the city will complete their
work by Wednesday of next week and
make their reports.
TOUChED HER FOR A V.
The Money Order Clerk of the Vrbana
l'ostolllce u Victim of the Change Harket.
The sharpers are again around and work
ing their cheeky scheme as of old, says the
Urbana Citizen. This time. Miss Murray,
money order clerk at the postoflice, is the
victim. Yesterday afternoon a slick look
ing Individual appeared at the stamp de
partment and called for ten cents worth of
stamps and fiv e postal cards. Miss Murray
handed them to tlie man. He began to
nnnage In his pocket for the fifteen cents,
but finally threw down a $10 bill. Xo
having the change iu the stamp depart
ment. she stepped to the money order
w here she changed the bilL Then handing
the man 55, she proceeded to take the fifteen
cents out of the remainder of the change.
Here the man discovered that he had the
exact change in his pocket and if she
would hand him the $10 bill, he would not
rob her of the change. She did so ami he
shnv ed back the cnange that was lying
there and taking the $10 walked out He
had been gone but a very few minutes,
w hen she discovered that the five dollar bill
she had just given him was also gone. Tlie
police were notified, but the man had
SHE CERTAINLY IS A CRANK.
Annie Anilerson Not Sjarredlng In Killing
Hrrselr Trie to 11 urn the .fall.
AnnU Anderson again figures in a sensa
tion at the county jail at I'rbana. After
making several attempts to commit suicide,
she changes her mode of operation and
makes au effort to burn the jalL The at
tempt was made Wednesday evening about
supper time. It has been the custom of the
sheriff to allow her papers to read In her
loneliness, and she had accumulated quite a
number of them. She had twisted several
of them together so as to make a strip long
enough to reach the gas on the outside of
the cell. After getting the light she set fire
to tlie papers in her cell which were burn
ing pretty lively when the smell of tlie
smoke reached the nose of the deputy
sheriff, who was getting the supper for the
other prisoners. The flames were soon ex
tinguished and no damage done except to
burn the bed clothes sllzhtly.
The girl was removed to the stone cells,
where she can burn all the paper she wants
and do no harm.
She declares she will burn the jail, and
w hen she rets out, she will bunt her father
and mother ouL
One of the most delightful affairs ever
given by the St. Paul church people and
that is making a sweeping assertion was
the pin-cushion and fancy article social
giv en last night at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. George M. Winwood, Xo. liu south
Plum street Tlie social was jointly con
ducted by the ladles of the congregation and
the louug Ladies' Missionary society.
Preparations have been going on a month
past and the result was manifested last
night in a brilliant and complete display ot
art needle-work and particularly pln-cush-ions.
About two hundred guests were pres
ent, including members of the congregation
and ouWde friends. Every article w as dis
posed of at a price satisfactory to its fair
producers, and some of them were sold sev
eral times over. The proceeds amounted
to about S100, in money. A feature of tho
affair was an elegaut supper.
Mrs. Winwood was prostrated early in
the evening from over-exertion and had to
take her bed, much to general regret.
DIED OF HIS INJURIES.
Turnej Ellis fnjurett In a Runaway Arrl
lent Dlesnt Ills Ilnmr.
Lasl Saturday it will be remembered that
a team of horses ran away west of the city
with P. C. Bruce and Tumey Ellis, both of
Cedarvilte, Greene county. In endeavoring
to grasp the bridles of the runaway team
Ellis was felled to the earth by a blow on
the head from one of the fore feet of the
younger of the two horses. He was car
ried insensible to Dr. Kussell's office and
that evening was taken to his home. Dr.
Kussell pronounced him In a very critical
condition and ventured the prediction that
lie would not recover unless he received ex
traordinarily good care and attention. El
lis's ride home brought about a change for
the worse, but he rallied from that and was
thought to be improving, when another
change for tlie worse took place and he died.
Ellis was a hard-working and industrious
man. He left a wife to mourn his loss.
lirnke Ills arm.
Frank Price, of near Bnbsam's mil!, fell
out of a hickorynut tree Thursday and broke
his left arm. The bone projected through
4S AXD 50 LIMESTOXE ST.
Have ju,t oiened California White Blank
ets, from Si to 313 per pair. Superfine
10-4 all-wool White Blankets, 83.50 and it.
11-4 white all-wool Blankets at !5.
JLL-WODL RED BLAHKETS,
3up; a special bargain. Fancy Staple
Blankets for ladles. Wrappers, Eiderdown
'overllds and Pillows, and many other
lesirable cold weather goods.
X. " Warm winter underwear,
gains in Cloaks and Wraps.
AT THE OPERA HOUSE
For Ladi3s, Gents and Chil
Now open and in stock. Cer
tainly the largest and best
line of Underwear we haTe
PRICES VERY LOW.
2,000 dozen Ladies', Gents'
and Children's new Fall'and
Nbir is the time to purchase
while onr stock is fall and
complete. 1,000 pairs Fos-
Xorelties in all . Departments.
IVe have in this department
the finest display of Ladles',
Misses' and Children's Garment
to he found in this city. Exam
ine onr Cloaks before purchasing.
EDAM AND PINE APPLE
Just Becelre4 a Fresh Lot.
EXTJU FIXE QUALITY.
0 pounds for 35c Quality guaran
teed. We place our best Young
Hyson, Oolong and Japan
Against any other In the city, both
in quality and price. Try out
pound of our fine mixed
As a sample, a mixture of Mara
caibo, Java and Rio. Sure to pleas
you. Use Davidson's Crackers
with oysters ; also, by the way,
STRALEY & CO.
Keep the finest Oysters in the city,
can or bulk. Pioneer Brand a
FRUITS. OYSTERS, FISH, (HIE
And Vegetables always fresh.
J. D. SMITH CO.
Corner West High Stmd ITaODHt Alley;
Blink Bank. Work aad Legal Blaskia