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. ma rHjOllK-VoK "VII. No. XI.
drSSREHUJaLicVoi xxxn. No. mu
WjiHiiOTOK. Dee. 7. Ohio
Fair weather, stationary ten
peratue. Springfield, O., 1
December 7, 1886. j
Open evenings till 9 o'clock.
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As your thinking calls up con
squential things for Christmas
A whole suit costing all you
care to lay out would be none
the less acceptable for being
of some consequence.
Acceptable trowsers may ')&
selected from our lines, cost
ing one dollar or five, three
dollars or six, four dollars or
seven. Spring, half spring, or
no spring at all.
Suits or overcoats, or both,
for boys, big or little. Pay
whatever you please, $1.50 to
$10, a suit according to good
ness of materials and making.
There's room here to lay out
and compare, and light
enough to afford easy seeing,
day or evening.
Will you look at two hun
dred suits a minute and buy
from this line, or that of the
best Utica made clothing ?
Fine little boys' overcoats
or coarse, a dollar to ten or
If you're thinking of cut and
make, the look and the price
you want to pay, there's no
easier place than
Springfield's Only One Price
Clothiers, 25 and 27 W.
SWEET CIDER. .
CHERRIES m APRICOTS!
A X CONFECTIONERS'
New Crop of ffuts !
Richardson & Bobbins'
Seedless Plum Pudding.
13 East High Street.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
OPERATIVE DENTISTRY A
Kb. 9 E. Main Street.
MONUMENT OF MARBLE
Appears Between the Lines and in the
General Style of Secretary Manning's
Animal Eeport on Finance.
A Nrw Mlnlitrj for France A Kebelllons
Com let shot Dead A Crew Off
the Jersey Coast, In thelUg.
fine of a VcmI.
Br the A me ted Press.
f. Youk. Dec 7. Of Secretary Man
ning's report Trilmne sajs: "Jacob's voice
E-au's hand." It la called Secretary
Manning's report, but it is not a it port.
The pi eater part of It does not appear to be
Secretary Manning's. It it not a report but
an editorial argument or jeecli on the
er question and Unit. The bulk of a't, "r
ment is not in harmony with the most Im
portant i-eeihc recoraine'idatiou of the
secretary, nor with the conduct of the
treasury department for the past four
motitbx Ever since Mr. Marble offered to
Tine the fire bell in the ni?ht," his pe 'i
Hanties of sljle have been recognized
many of his fellovv-cltiiens who will ha .
no hesitation In giving him credit for t
traces of epievion in this argument. T
opinions are those which Mr. Marl .
(former!) editor of the World) has con
stant! advocated; they are not those wlii. i
have reccntl) determined the action of tl -
The llcraltl sa)S it is a remarkably d.
and cogent discussion of the linancial -it.
The Time sajs: "We fear Mr. Mann' .
is throw ,ng pearls before svv ine. There i
nothiug in the conduct of the pre-ent n
jorit) In congress to justlf j the opinio 1 11'
one half of the nvvill ever read !iisc!aU"x
and ery ab'e report, the most of whi i s
o' the soundest, or one-half of tlio-o w'
read would understand, or om-hr'f e
those who understand would approve
Mr. Manning is a gifted politician. Tl
boldest and widest thing in Mr. Manning
report is a recommendation to ue the st -plus
to pay the legal tenders."
A Washingt-m -pf Mai to the H'orM sa
"Mr. MannniL s proposition for retiri
greenbacks and suppl)mg their place vv
silver and gold certlheate- is not populi
and will not be approved."
AN ACTOR'S WEDDING.
llomsntlc Marrlace t a Member of 1
Soap Bubble Conipnny Yenterdar.
Coi.UMiii's, Dec 7. At i o'clock yestc -c'iv
afternoon the parlors of the Chlttend
lie! were the scene of a w edding. T
i infracting parties were Hugh Chatlia.
tK. Captain Dismal of Farrou's "Soap IU '
ble company, and Miss Mar)' L- iUy.
laughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Wiley. .
Parkersburg, W. Va who are well known
in tills cit). Thece .lotiy was performed
b) llcv. W. D. Clier-it,.otiof Town street
M. E. church, In the pn-sence of the bride's
parents and all the members of the com
pany. Mrs. Wiley and her daughter, who for
merly resided in Zancsvilte, spent a portion
of winter before last in this city. Just be
fore the last legislature Miss Wiley had
Hon. Byron Stii'well. representative from
Ashland, arrested for trilling with her
affections, the suit being brought before
Justice McFadden, and by hlui transferred
toZanesville, where Justice Gnffee bound
Stillw ell over to court under S500 bonds.
An effort was made to compromise with
marriage, but upon Still well declining to
enter into such an arrangement the cast
was dropped. The family afterward moved
to Parkersburg, where Mr. Wiley is engaged
in the insurance business, and where Mr.
Chatham met his bride upon a recent visit
of the "Soap Hubble" to that city. An en
gagement followed and invitations had
been Issued for the wedding in Parkers
burg next Tuesday. For some reason It
was concluded to have the ceremony here.
It Is reported that the Wiley family are
v ery wealthy.
An Orerdoe of Hrotulde Kllla James A
Wales, the Ohio Artitt.
Xevv Youk, Dec 7. James A. Wale
the cartoon artist of Puck, The Judge and
other publications, died yesterda) In a base
ment restaurant on Broadway. He had
breakfasted therebetween 10 and 11 o'clock
after which he sent for a portion of broini.1
of potash, which he drank with liijuor. 1.'
then stretched himself on a sofa in the pi -vate
office to sleep. Some hours later 1. J
was discovered tobe dead. A doctor vvs
summoned and announced his belief tlW
Mr. Wales died of synvipe from orgaii
cardiac disease, resulting from an overdo
of bromide. There were some intimatio
of Mucide, as ho was known to have be
indulging in protracted excesses but I
friends scout the idea. Deceased has,
wife and two children, but has lived alo' 4
He was born in lfcoO at Clyde, Ohio, when
he was sent to London and Paris to fit hii -self
for the work he has done. The bo- !
w as remov ed to tlie f ourtli precinct poll
station, w here it now lies.
Pattl" owlndler Canght Ilia auie :
Xevv Youk, Dec 7. An entcrpiising
person who recently sold 830,000 worth cf
unauthorized tickets for the Pattl concert ' i
the City of Mexico has been captured,
is believed, b) Mexican detectives from d
patches received at Henry E. Abbe)"s off
)eU-rday, it is supposed that the swind
has been found within thirty miles of '
City of Mexico. The man Is supKk
ti be one Charles Bouiton, an
leged Parisian journalist, who livi
in this city for a few wet s
last fall. Information to ital led In t
despatches was ver) meager and It was r.
known positively by Mr. Able) 's represei
ative in this city esterday that liourton, t
hoever he is, had actually been arrested
It was known to a certainty, however.
that the man was under police surveillance
and would not oe ailoweu to leave me
I'rlsoiier Shot for Assaulting; a Onard.
PiTTSBir.o. Pa., Dec 7. George Watt,
i the convict shot bj Deputy warden McKean,
in Itiverslde penitem:ary, last evening, for
assaulting one of the guards with a knife,
died this morning from tlie effects of his
A Crew In the Rigging.
Atlantic Citv, X. J., Dec 7. An un
known schooner Is ashore on the beach here.
The sea Is very heavy and all attempts to
save the crew In the rigging have been un
successful. All for a Dime.
A brisk, well-dressed man went Into a
Main street saloon last night and said to tlie
"Gimme a straight please."
Tlie bottle was handed out.
"A little beer 'on the Inside,' If )OU
A "small" red-head w as set before him.
He tossed off the whisky, drained the beer
glass, and reached across the counter and
took half of a lemon. He then threw down
a dime and walked out.
"It's a wonder he didn't a3k for a night's
lodging for the dime, besides," said the bar
keeper, as he mopped the counter.
Do not fail to go to Smlth'i when you
want nice photographs. He is making v ery
nice cabinet photos at 53.50 per dozen.
Toilet sets make very pleasing presents
for young men to put in their rooms. T. J.
ilonihan bag a great variety.
A Hoy Killed by an Kxpreu Train ar
A fatal accident happened on the Little
Miami railroad at Milford Saturday night.
Mr and Mrs. John Wilson and Lew Wal
den. a son of Mrs. Wilson, had been to
Milford visiting friends and at a lato hour
started for their home, between Milford
and Camp Denulvm. The three left the
road and walked upon the railroad track,
and when above Milford they met a west
bound freight traiu and all three stepped
upon the up-track, and the freight had
hardly passed when the eastern express,
one and a half hours late, came around the
curve. Mr. Wilson looked around and
pulled Ms wife from the track, but the son
Lew did not hear the train and was struck
and thrown against the opioslte track a I
Wiled outright, a part of the skull be g
torn off. Mr Wilson's escape was mir
lous, as a sack of cai d) in his mat pc- t
was torn out and sc terrd along the trr
The remains of the bo) were carried to e
station, and removed thence to his moth s
home. The funeral took place este"d.
Superintendent 1'eters. of the Little Miami
railroad, kindl) delra)ed tlie luneral ex
penses. HORSE THIEVES.
Tllej Get Away With a Fine Animal
lonsinc to J. II. Koheleni.
This morning J. II. Kobelenz, residing a
short distance north west of the city. ca
to town anil refuted to the police t
hore thieves had paid his stable a visit )"
nlht and relieved him of one of his fin .
horses. The horse stolen was a son-
"jouneen nanus mgu aim wriu'ii i.iitj
TlridiiiK There was a scar 01. the left h'p
sused by a kick from another horse. Mr
K"obeleii7 stated to a representative of fie
t.toni-KKiTiu.ic that his stable wastrel
Licked ami that there w ere tw oother houses n
lue stable, but that the thieves were ca-e
to select the best of the three. He has
idea who the thieves were, as they left not t
ti .ceortlue behind them. Mr. Kobeltr-z '
a member of the Clark Count) btock a-
cia'.'on. One hundred dollars reward -ij
oiTered bv the count) for the arrest and I
com iction of the thieves, S50 by the assc '
a. ion for their conviction and Sij by tl
association for the recover)" of the horse.
IVtrr C. l'lillllp. Jnlted
for Hteaiini. I
CioofW From the Htuhnell Guard.
A peculiar rase was n;orted to Office
Wasfcey last night and he IatT in the even
Ing arrested the party tothecrime. It seems
at s uh me)esierday afternoon Phillip"
tl'ected a entravre into the IlushneM
Guard armoi .. c Mnj to the roof of
t'ie building in whiol the annory is sit
uated and got down into the room. There
is a small stage In the armory on which
there is some shifting sveiery. Phillips
took some of this seneiy and getting out
of the ainory with it took it to Adams
Osborn's dime museum and sold It to the
proprietors for fift) rents. The loss was
discovered last evening and reported to
Officer Waskey. He soon discovered where
the scenery had been sold and who sold it
He then began to search for Phillips and
found him about 9.30 o'clock In his room in
Fnnk's building on west Main street and
arrested him. The scenery stolen Is worth
Temperance Unit Lecture Conrae.
ever w as a cheaper lecture course offered
to the citizens of Springfield than the o e
opening out next Thursday night in Tem
perance hall. "ot that there will beany
cheap talent about It, but simply because
trie committee have put the price way donu
that ever)body may have a chance. This
T.f. . J. B. Helvvlg. D. D., "The Kint, s
r o;IJsb," Thursday evening, December a.
Itev. A. B. Leonard, D. D., "The Twain
One." Monday ev ening. December 13.
Profefsor John Keising and Big Six band
concert, Tuesday evening. January 11.
Itev. S. A. Ort, D. I)., and Kev. He ry
Tuckle). Subjects and dates ot lectures to
be announced later.
Single season ticket 60 cents, or two t
81; single admission, lecture, 15 ctr
concerl. 2j cenK Each Is worth tw ice t
The net proceeds and nearly everythi ;
will be profits go toward paying the i
debtedtiess of the hall. Kemember tl s
fact and act accordingly.
Death of Mrs. Caroline E. Ileckert.
Mrs. Caroline E. Deckert, widow of the
late Samuel Deckert, and mother of Mrs
Dr. Isaac Ka). of this city, departed th's
life Saturda), December 4th, lt$6 at 6 r
in., aged 7b )ears. Mrs. Deckert was bo u
in Lancaster, Pa., and was the mother of
six children, three of whom are now living.
Mrs. Dr. Isaac Kay, Springheld, O.. George
LJDeckert. Cincinnati, O. and Clay H.
Deckert, Middleton, O. Her examplary
Christian character and remarkably am
b'e spirit endeared her to all who kunv
her. The faithful ministry of her daughter.
with whom she has resided for
ears, comforted her last dav, apd th-
closing hours of her life were characterized
h) perfect peace in the consolations of the
Gospel. The funeral services were held at
Dr. Ka)'s re-idence. Monday afternoon 1 1
2 o'clock. Itev. Dr. Suinmerbell conducting
them, with interment at Keru Cliff cem
Denth or MIM HoMle M.VTaihburn.
It will be a profound shock to many In
this cit) to learn of the death of Miss Kossle
M. Washburn, at her home at Pittslield,
Mass. Miss Washburn was a former resi
dent of this cit) and a member of the High
school class of 1SS3. with which she would
have graduated had she remained in Spring
field. Her p.irents removed to Cleveland,
however, and subsequently to Pittslield,
Mass.. where her death, as sUted, occurred
last Friday. The fatal disease was con
sumption, of which she hail been HI for
three months. Miss Washburn was twent)
iine )ears old, a highly-esteemed )oung
lady, and a fine musician. Her memory
will be long cherished In this city.
Sixteen Hundred Turkey.
' William X. Whlteley has closed a con
tract vv 1th Abraham Olienskl, a grocer and
huckster, doing business at Xo. 19J York
',,. i.i, mi-nti u n furnish Mr.
whlteIey ixteen hundred turke)s by the
day before Christmas. Tlie contract price
of the turkies is twelve cents per pound.
Mr Whlteley intends to present one of the
turke)S to each of his hands in East street
shop as a Christmas present It will be a
welcome gift to the men, and Mr. Whlteley
is deserv ing of all praise for his generosity.
Touched For Eight Dollar.
About 10 o'clock tins morning Charles
McFillan was throwing dice In Frank
Lang's saloon In the west end with a
stranger. v hen he entered the saloon he
had SS in a pocket-book in his inside coat
pocket and just as he left the place he
discov ered that his pocket-book was gone.
He returned to the saloon but could get no
trace of his money. He then reported Lis
loss to the lio'ice and officers Xicklas and
Mast are working up the case.
Steele. Hog Stolen.
Some time Sunday night thieves went to
the hog-pen of a colored man named Steele
residing on east North street and selecting
the largest of live hogs in the pen, killed
and carried it away. Mr. Steele reported
tlie case to the imlice, but said he had no
idea w no the thieves were. Th officers
are working on the case.
The Presbyterian Supper.
The ladies of tlie First Presb)terian
church gave an excellent supper last night
which was patronized by about two hundred
people. Supper will Deserved again this
evening from 6 to 10 o'clock. Price, 25
cents. Also ice cream and cake.
To get the beat photographs In the city.
go to Smith's, S3K aoutb Market street;
93.50 per dozen lor first-class cabinet.
HIS SWEET-HEART SAID HO,
And He Committed Suicide as a Conse
quenceTerrible Tragedy in the
East End Last Night.
John F. Cooper shoots Ulinsolf to Death,
Opposite the Ilenttlriice of lilt
Adoreil TrKlrnl Kml
nf a I.01 e Affair.
A terrible tragedy w as enacted at 10
o'clock last (Tuesday) night on a little
newl)-opened stmt known as Willard ave
nue, lust norlh of the East street shops
and leading off of Harrison street. John
F. Cooper, not vet twent)-one years of age,
left the house of his sweetheart, Lena Wag
ner, crossed the street, sat down against a
BI.KVV HIS IVKA1NS OIT.
The girl had refused to marry him.
The case is sensational to an unparalleled
degree. The suicide was a son of Mrs. I
M. Cooper, living at 210 south I actor)
street. She will be remembered as a
woman of marked iecullarlties, a temper
ance speaker, and also as the object of the
attentions of a young man of line family
who met a violent death at a saii
itaiium at Green Springs. Tre
dead boy he world not bae
attained Ins majority until next April r
no use for his mother and had not liv ed r .
home-more than a few weeks at a ti'i'
since his tenth )ear. He boarded att'e
house of Julius Gillett, No W.': Scott street,
and had been there for about three mouths.
He vv as quiet and Inoffensive about the
p'ace, but accounts of different membervof
the family differ as to whether or not he
w as addicted to liquor. He was always
more or less peculiar, and had worked for
months pst at
A I-Eltl'BTl VI MOTION MAC11 N'E.
lie said a short time ago that if this ma
ehi'ie was not a success It would kill him.
I The girl who was the unwilling cause, in
I part of the tragedy. Is I.ena Wagner. Sl
s about IS or It) )eats old, and plain
feature, unemotional of nature, and is em
fi'ojed as a clerk at Albright. Willis A ('
She Hvwwilh her mother. Mrs. Kate Wa
I ner. nn Willard avenue, at the place Inn'
catgtL Tlie family came here last Mi.
jjotti Marietta, Ohio, and built a plai,
r jolbtportable tVo-story houe. which tt")
have occupied four or five weeks. A swier
of Lena Wagner married Iiuis Cooper, a
brother of the suicide. Tlie liiarriagH
curied at Marietta and the couple ca-ne
here early last year. They live over NeflTs
grocery on Clifton street John Cooper has
DhVOTHl TO I.EXX WAGNEIl
but she never reciprocated his ardor past
the point of friendship. Although It is not
openly admitted. It is generally believed
that the girl again reuised his offer of mar
riage last night which probabl) prer!i
itated the man's determination to kid him
self. He has been acting queely talking suicide
for some time past as early as several
months ago. His constant attention tohis
perpetual motion macJi'no may have been
laigely accountable fur this. His room was
littered with wheels, pulle)s and obscure
mechanical contrivances. A w eek ago last
Sunday he accompanied his sister-in-law,
Mrs. Louis Cooper, from Mrs. Wagner's to
the former's home on Clifton street and
TAI.hr I AM. THE WAV
in a despondent tone, speaking several
times of the Idea of suicide. He spo'.;c
with bitteineyi of Ids mother and saldthat
had he any relatives to care for him or take
any pride in him he would care to live; but
as It was, the sooner he died the better. It
is stated that he has threatened a number
of times to take his mother's life, but so
far as known, never menaced her with any
show of violence.
Last Sunday evening he took supper at
Mrs. Wagner's and returned tohis boarding
house, at Gillett's, about 6 o'clock in the
COMPLAINED OF FEELING UNWELL
and went up stairs to his room. Tlie people of
the house say he was as pale as a ghost
when he went up stairs. He was heard
walking restlessly about and when Mr.
Gillett went upstairs he was 1) ing crouched
on his bed with his face in h's hands He
looked up an Instant and after a long si
lence, asked for and was given a drink. He
doubtless contemplated suicide that niglii.t
His room-mates are Ihoinas uaiiinger and
J. G. Winters. Galhnger sa)s that he
acted queer)- all night Last Saturday
HIS MOTllKIi INTEKVIEW I II HIM
at the shop, and he has been greatly excited
Yesterday Cooper went to the East street
shops, drew a'l his money and gave up his
position. Going up town, he bought new
clothes, new shoes, new overshoes, etc,
got shaved and was fixed np generally. Be
tween 8 and 9 o'clock Monday niorniug he
went into Albright Willis & Co.'s store
and spoke to Lena Wagner. He asked to
look at a pair of cuffs, and after looking at
some celluloid goods, bought a pair of linen
i ones 'or - cents. His errand to the store
was evidently oni) a suuienuge io gei i
see the girl. He asked:
"Lena, can I see )ou tonight?"
"Yes. John," she answ ered, "I leav e tlie
store about C o'clock."
Cooper left and spent the greater part of
Monday afternoon at his boanling-houe,
Gillett's. He appeared very desponden'
At 4 o'clock he asked for and was given his
supper but sat at the table and
CHILD LIhE A CHILI).
At C o'clock he was at Albright Willis A
Co.'s store, awaiting Lena when she can
out They two started up east iitgu stre.
together. Thjegirl told a Glome-Kepi hi
reporter tills morning that John talkei'
about killing himself all the way home, and
that he exhibited a revolver half a dozen
times. Miss Wagner is a cool, common
sense sort of a girl and she did not
lose her head, but persuaded the
insane man to put the weapon away each
time. Just before they got to Miss Wag
ner's house she had a violent altercation
with him about the pistol, and it took all
her powers to keep him from using It She
w as somevv hat afraid lie would shoot her,
also, but not much. The girl accused him
of being drunk, and today still Insists that
he had been drinking.
Cooper accompanied tlie girl into the
house and spent most of the evening thre.
lie talked about suicide all night
and acted like a man In the de
lirium f fever. Cooier kissed Miss
Wagner good b)e, and bade all the rest
farewell several times. He finally left the
hou-e at 10 o'clock, more excited than ever,
and declared that he inten 'ed to shoot him
self. A few minutes later, the
SI.M.LK KLPOKT OF A PISTOL
This sound threw the Wagner family Into
great consternation, and the) could not sum
mon the courage to go out and see if the
man had carried his threat into execution.
An hour passed. Finally Lena Wagner
looked from an upstairs vv iudow i jid saw a
dark shadow near a great spreading oak tree
across tlie street Charley Wagner atlengtli
summoned up enough courage to leave the
hou-e by tlie rear w ay and go the East street
shops for assistance. He returned with two
It was by this time 11 o'clock. The three
men approached the tree, and were joined
b) tlie speechless and horror-stricken mem
bers of the Wagner family. John Cooper
sat leaning against tlie tree.
HE WAS Qi ITE DEAD.
His right nand has been deformed from
birth ind he held the revolver in his left.
There was ai a.nng bullet-wound in the left
temple, from which the blood had oozed,
and collected on the ground near him.
Souie delay was experienced in getting
word to tlie authorities and it was
AFTbll ONE O'CLOCK
w hen the patrol wagon, accompanied by
Officers Boyd and Gregory, conveyed the
body to the coroner's office An examina
tion showed that the bullet had passed
clear through the bead, and lodged just un
der the right temple, where Its outline
could be plainly seen.
The deceased had two brothers, besides
the Louis Cooper, who Is a club-footed
man. One of these. Loo, live in In-
dlana, and the other, AL, Is a
newsboy and bootblack about town. Mrs.
Wagner Is baill) affected by the tragedy,
b it the girl, Lena, manifests a comparative
cilmntss, if not actual Indifference. She
was nked today vv hether or not she and
Cooper were engaged, and answered that
there w as
NOTIIIMl 1IKTWI KX T1IKM.
The revolvervvas a light Js-caliber. Some
think it was purchased ) esterday, but by
its appearance it is the one he exhibited
several months ago.
Sranlnn at Iltnrk'. and WlUon and llan.
klnnt the Grand, Tonight Other Compa
nlen thla W eek.
Tonight tlie ever popular Irish comedian,
W. J. Scanlan, will appear before a crowd
ed house at Black's In "Shane-na-I.awn."
The lovers of high comedy and the ad
mirers of Mr. Scanlan will give him a ruiis
ng reception in this popular play, witli this
noted )oung actor as the leading character.
Wl.sO AND 1IV.NK1N' AT TIIK OK A. Ml.
W'son and Ilankln, the minstrel team
that is hard to beat, will be at the Grand
opera house ton'ghtwith half a hundred
burnt cork artists. Wilson is the origina
tor of his clever st)Ieof business, which
has been eMensivel) copied b) other lead
ing minstrels, aid Carl Itankin stands
among the t'st of his profession. His au
'ics and dialect are peculiarly his own and
never fall to create laughter. He also pos
sesses a remarkably good voice, and pbvvs
upon a variety of instruments very accepta
bly. The end men, especially Jerry Hart
are much above the average. The feature
of the entertainment however, outside of
the principals, are tl.e European noveltie-.
I lie Poliisl.y Urns, and the Pavanelas, in
thf.r original musical act. In which the)
produce music from articles of every kind,
and are among the greatest attractions to
be found on tlie stage
lU.tl.Isoj E iOMI'ANV ATIlLACh's.
Tomorrow evening the Lillle Hall Speclal
lycompaiiy aptear at Black's. The Brook
I)n Enjlt sa)s:
Another large audience greeted Lillle
Hall's Burlesque company and Fannie
Bloodcofd'sSpecialt) company variety show
'ast evening, and it is safe to say that it
surpasses jnv thing that has ever before
ih-en exhibited here of a like nature. M'lle
X'tellagavea very pleasing act with her
songs and dances, ami w as repeatedly en
cored, as were also the Davenport brothers,
in their acrobatic reats of ground and lofty
tumbling, concluding with an exciting spar
ring contest w liich w as received w ith shouts
"ttlJMMI." Till ItsDAY AT llLACK's.
On Thursday evening of this week will
occur one of the musical events or the
season. "Ermlnle" will be presented at
I 'lack's opera house by the New York Ca
sino Opera company of sixty people, a
grand orchestra and tno car-loads of special
scenery, that go to make this one of the
grandest productions of comic opera now
"Erminie," Paulton A Jacobow ski's comic
opera, w as pre-eiited at the Globe theatre,
last evening, before a very large audience
by the Ne York Casino Opera company.
This is the first time in which this company
lias ever appeared outside Its own theater,
and it has reason to be well satisfied with
tlie reception given it The opera is very
bright has much cleverness and witty tc
partee, and many attractive features, both
of dramatic and musical effect The hight
of excellence Is reached in "Erminie's"
solo, "Dear Mother, in Dreams ISeeThee,"
with Its delightfully pretty "B)e-B)e"
chorus. The scenery was attractive, and
the cjsUiues very line and rich. The pink
ball-room of the second act was, indeed, a
rand 'u-cess of scenic display. Boston
THE "MGIIT OVV I.s" AT THE OrtAND.
The "Night Ow Is Novelty and Burh sque
Co." that are to be at the Gl.tnd Thursday
night, are spoken of as folio as by the Phil
"Tlie Central theater was packed to the
doors last night with an audience that went
wild over the bright performan-e of the
Night Owls Novell) Co. Eight or ten solo
performers, assisted by a strong chorus,
gav e the musical farce of Paris Life, with
the strong tableaux of Capital vs. Labor.
Adonis, or Scenes In a Sculptor's Studio,
introducing a number of pretty girls and
laughable situations, took the house by
storm. Harry Morris, as a Dutchman,
danced ridiculously, and graceful girls as
unished the audience by appearing as
Quakers and as Black Hussars."
"MONEY OR YOUR BIKE!"
An Attempted Highway Itobhery at Man
down The Thieve. Foiled.
Eugene Confer is a )oung man residing
in the vil'age of Clifton and empIo)edby
J. H. Mu'ho"aid. the well known jeweler.
Oa the evening before Thanksgiving young
Confer was the victim of an attempted
highway robbery, which, considering the
t me of day and the place, was very bold.
Aoout 5 o'clock In the evening of theday
lii question he vv as making the run hoc .
on his bicycle. The road was in a bad con
dition. He heard a buggy coming behind
him, and with the Instinct of a wheelman
let himself out for a short racing spurt
There were two men In the vehicle, and
they whipped up, overtook Confer,
and attempted to drive over
hi in. His wheel ran down in the ditch by
ihe road-side, but he scrambled off unhurt.
The men then 'eaped from the vehicle and
demanded some money or his biocle. Con
fer w as armed and vv as in no wise disposed
to submit to tlie robbery, and hot words en
sued. The men repeated their demands,
u-isthig that they would take his machine
im'ess he gave them hfty cents, and Confer
was on the point of drawing his weapon.
when a team coming from towanl Clifton
frightened the thieves and they hastily
drove on. It was just growing dark and
Confer followed the men on his wheel at a
safe distance until Clifton was reached,
where he stopped. The men passed
through and went in the direction of Cedar
viPe. He thinks he could recognizp the
men, and is certain about the team. It was
a clear case of attempted highway robbery.
George Woodruff Ha III. Arm Caught
in a IManer and Chewed to Pieces
A sickening accident occurred at the
New Champion works at abont 9 o'clock
this morning. At that hour. George Wood
ruff, a )oung unmarried man residing with
his parents at 24(5 Gallagher street had his
left hand caught In a planer, a machine that
makes r.,500 revolutions a minute.and liter
ally chewed Into fragments. He was con
veyetl In a carriage to the office of Dr.
The new surgical chair or table of Dr.
Russell's own invention was called into re
quisition for the first time and did admira
bly. It was found that the hand would
have tobe amputated at the joint just be
low the wrist Deputy Potee and Student
Elmore Grim assisted in the operation,
which was safely accomplished under a
powerful anaesthetic. Woodruff moaned
piteously throughout the operation and com
plained that he was freezing. He was taken
A Country Residence Totally Destroyed by
Last Saturday the residence of Samuel
Click, on the Valley pike, aliout four miles
from this city, caught tire from a defective
flue and was entirel) consumed. When the
hie was discovered neigliliors rushed to the
spot and succeeded In sav Ing nearly all the
furniture. Mr. Click, however, lost one
bedstead, some carpet and twenty-five
bushels of potatoes the whole valued at
S25. The house was owned bvtlieSnjder
brothers, and every v estlge of it was de
stroyed. Their loss Is about 3T00; no In
surance. Some people say Smith makes the best
pictures in the city. Give hlra a call; we
think he will please you In work.
Nothing more useful, inexpensive or ac
ceptable than a box of Colgate's Cashmere
POLICE ON A FENCE.
Stolen Goods to the Amount of Fifteen
Hundred Dollars Recovered
Silk Ilrnue geabkin Saeqne. and Nllter-
ware Fouod !alah Gotlghtly'. House
Raided Henry Dl. and fiollghtrr
Arretted A Wonderful Cm..
One of the most startling sensations ever
developed in police circles In this city was
brought to light yesterday afternoon. For
a year or more articles hav e been stolen at
various times from residences, stores and
hotels about the city, and while quantities
of goods have been recov ered by the police
officers, ) et many things of greater or less
value were never heard of. Concerning
these missing goods the police authorities
HAD MAST THEOUIES.
Some of the officers Insisted that the
goods had been taken to Da) ton and other
suburban towns and there sold, while
others Insisted that the missing arti
cles were never taken out of the
city. The latter contended that somebody
here in Springfield was receiving and se
creting stolen goods, and that at some time
this "fence." as a receiver of stolen good-
Is known among the fly cops, would be run
to eat th and much of the goods recovered.
Among those on the police force who advo
cated the latter theory were Assistant Chief
McKay, and Officers Norton, Mast Gregory
and one or two others. Their theory has
proved to be correct to a yery great extent.
although it is probable that some goods
were taken away from town.
In the latter part of last August Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Taylor, residing at 473 east
High street went up to the lakes on a
pleasure trip, expecting to be absent about
a month. As they proceeded north they
encountered cold weather and Mrs. Taylor
wrote to her son Bert and requested him
to send to her a heavy silk dress and a seal
skin sacque, which he would rind in a cer
tain wardrobe at home. He went to the
house to get the article and discovered
riAD nr.KX stolex.
He wrote his mother to that effect and at
once informed the police authorities. Mr.
and Mrs. Taylor returned home and began
Immediately a thorough Investigation of
the matter, and toon discovered that be
sides the dress and sacque, which alone
were worth between 3400 and S500, many
other things. Including books and various
household: articles, had been stolen. The
police were not Idle. They worked hard
and faithfully on the case. Inspector Mc
Kay being especially active in the work.
McKay and Officer Wilson finally arrested
Henry Davis, a colored employe of Mr.Tay-
on the suspicion that be was the
thief. Davis was taken to police head
quarters and closely questioned, but al
though the officers were confident that he
knew- all about the robbery, he would re
veal nothing. Mr. Ta)lor was greatly sur
piised and half indignant when he learned
that Dav is hail been arrested, and told the
officers that he had perfect confidence In
him and that he certainly could not be the
right man. Davis vv as released and then
threatened to sue McKay and Wilson for
arresting him, and even went eo far as to
state his case to E. S. Wallace. Esq. 1 wo
or three da) s afterward Offlccers Norton
and N icklas again arrested Dav is, but find
ing that no case could be made against him
After that the case dropped out of public
notice and was apparently forgotten by all.
Inspector McKay, however, did not give up
hope of recovering the stolen goods. He
QUIETLY OS THE CASE
and has several times said to a representa
tive of the Gi.onE-UErriH.ic during the
past three months that be would ultimately
find the goods and capture the thief. Offi
cers McAulIffe and Gregory, who run the
"hill" beat at night were taken into h's
confidence and they have been on the very
point of making a startling discov ery sev
eral times, but were thrown off the trail by
untoward circumstances. Officer tXorten,
who has the "hill" beat during the day, has
also kept a sharp lookout for the goods, but
could not locate them.
Last Sunday afternoon a woman named
Annie Crosbey reported to Inspector Mc-
Kay and Officer Gregory that Isaiah
Golightly had stolen a sealskin
sacque from her. They questioned the
woman and learned that she had originally
bought the sacque from Golightly for S10.
They suspected that it was Mrs. Taylor's
sacque. but said nothing. That evening at
roll-call McKa) reported the statement of
the Crosby woman to the entire police
Yesterday afternoon Inspector McKay
swore out a warrant to search GoIIghtl)'
house, which Is on extreme east Harrison
street Officers Norton, Mast and Rlzer
started for the "hill" about the time the
warrant was being swern out and proceed
ing to one of Golightly's houses, occupied
by Lincoln Ingle, searched it but found
nothing. Norton and Rlzer started
away while Mast remained behind. He
began a conversation with Golighty, and
finally asked If he would object to having
HIS HOUSE SEARCHED,
Golighty gave him permission to search the
house and it was only a minute or two un
til Mast, upon opening a trunk, discovered
a quantity ot goods which be knew must
hav e been stolen. Just then Inspector Mc
Kay arrived with a search warrant Xorton
and Mzer were called back and a.thorough
seach of the house begun. Vast quan
tities of stuff were discovered, and the pa
trol wagon was sent for to convey Golightly
and the goods to police headquarters. The
sealskin sacque was not found, although
Mrs. Ta)Ior's hanksome silk dress was un
earthed. When pressed to tell w here the
sacque was Golightly said that It would be
SECBETED IN A nARREL
In the cellar of Mr. Pdes's residence, on the
corner of Pleasant street and
Central avenne. Officer Xorton and
Golightly went In the patrol wagon
to that place, and in a remote
comer of the cellar encased in an old sack
the sealskin garment was found stuffed
into a barrel. The patrol wagon then re
turned to Golightly's where It was loaded
with goods which were com eyed to police
headquarters. Golightly told the officers
that Henry Davis was the man who had
done the stealing and last evening about
dark Officers Xorton and Xicklas arrested
him at Huffman's coal yard and lodged him
All the goods of any special value were
taken to police headquarters and placed in
the ma) or's office and the office really has
the appearance of a second-hand store. Xo
list of the articles can at this time be given,
but among the things are pillow-shams,
shirts, collars by the dozen, cuffs, socks by
the bundle, neckties, kid gloves (new),
lancv bottles, two hne lap robes, five
horse blankets, nine coats one a Knight
Templar's fine black broad cloth
coat as many waistcoats, ten pairs of pan
taloons, thirteen white vests, thirty-six
handkerchiefs, many of them silk, clocks,
inkstands, towels, books, many rare and
valuable, half dozen silver knives (new),
half dozen silver forks, halt dozen silver
spoons, two of the last mentioned being
marked "Kidder," and two others "R;" a
silver watch, a handsome go'd mounted hair
watch chain, two large veranda chairs, a
wheelbarrow, and almost
James Kinnane. of Kinnane, Wren A Co.,
Identified most oCghe towels as belonging
to bis firm, rney were nne ones ana many
of them had the cost mark still on them.
When they were stolen he does not know.
The chairs are said to be the property of
Mr. Holloway and Mr. Coles, but this la not
Golightly's house was nailed up
this morning by the police. Golightly,
who is an old colored man, who
was stolen from his master during the war
and brought north by Chief Walker, Is a
tattered looking specimen of a colored man,
a member of church and also of a couple
of secret societies. Be asserts positively
that Davis did all tb totrlo wbUe he
kept the goods, but the officers think there
were others also Implicated In the job.
Davis refuses to say anv thing. The offi
cers who worked up the cae deserve the
greatest praise for tnelr industr) and jier
Sveranee, for this Is certainly one of the
Dirgest jons ot the kind ever heard of In
HONORED BY HIS COMMAND.
Resolution. Paused by Champion t ity
Guard, Co. A, Seventh Regiment, O. .V
(1., LaAtXlEht, Honoring Capt.3Inrk A.
Last night waa the last regular drill night
of Capt Mark A. Smith, commanding offi
cer of Champion City Guard, Co. A, Sev
enth Itegiment O. N. G., as his commission
expires tomorrow, and he will disconnect
himself with the service. Captain Smith Is
one of the oldest militiamen in Ohio, hav
ing served for fourteen )cars as officer anil
p. iv ate, and his record is a most gall uit
and admiiableone. An order will proba
b y be received from headquarters next
Monday night ordering the elt ction of his
successor. Lieutenants Wagner and Kirk
Patrick are the only available officers who
cou'd succeed him, but neither lias an
nounced himself as a candidate.
Captain Smitli retires with the esteem
and confidence of his men, as indicated by
tlir following resolutions, adoptoJ last
Whereas, Captain Mark A. Smith has,
during a long period, been enrolled in the
Ohio National guard, and has, during his
te.m of service, by reason of extraordinary
merit, risen from the ranks to the post ot
captain of this command, and
v hereas. By reason of the expiration of
his commission, the connection of Captain
Smith with us is about to be severed, by us.
the members of the Champion City guard.
company A. Seventh regiment; be it there
Kesolved, That we. as members of his
command, do most heartily regret that his
term of office as captain of the company I .
about to terminate.
Resolved, That we tender to him our
and justice while In charge of the compan)
and for his efforts to promote the prosperi
ty, of the command.
Uesolved. That a copy of the above reso
lutions be delivered to Captain Smith and
to each of the daily papers.
Will G. Keifeb,
E. G. Peiikins,
C. K. Mowt.it,
FOR THE ORPHANS' CHRiSTMAS.
Loyal Ladle. Reijue.ted to Assist In Gath
ering Presents for the State's Wards.
Tne Globe-Rbpubi ic has been requested
to give space to the follow Ingcircular which
fully explains Itself:
Ohio Soldiiks' aid i'ji-v' )
AXXIl. O., X. . .list) I
To the Members of the Worn in's Relief Corps
ui uu'u, mu lojai jaaieiuieies(ea m me
orphans ot oursoldlrrs
We. the ladles on the committee annotat
ed by Deputy Commander A. I Conger, to
purchase the Christmas presents for the
children of the Oh'o Soldiers' and Sailors'
Orphans home, at Xenia, O., do most earn
estly ask the ladies of the several relief
co.ps, and other loyal ladies of tlie
state, to contribute either money or boxes
of articles, such as white aprons, collars,
cuffs, neck and hair ribbons, silk handker
chiefs, mittens mufflers, or auzht else tnat
will bring joy to the hearts of these ornhan
boys and girls. As the approaching
lhristnia-tlde turns ) our thoughts toward
) our loved ones, and you are busy la pre
paring the beautiful tokens which shall
bring cheer to the'r hearts and brightness to
their eyes, will you not also remember
these orphan ones who will have naught but
what the Grand Army of the Republic, the
Woman's Relief Corps of Ohio, the Sons of
Veterans and friends provide them ? (There
are 657 children at the Home.) Will nut
each corps, and all others interested, notify,
at once, M.s. Kate E. Putnam, chairman of
committee, at Springfield. O., what they
win contribute, either In money or bv box ?
The boxes should be sent to the Ohio
So'diers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home, at
Xenia. O., and the money to A. P. Bald
win, Ass't Q. M. G. and treasurer of com
m'ttee, Akron, O.. not later than Dec 20,
but a list of artie'es to be contributed in
boxes should be sent at once to Mrs. Kate
E. Putnam. Springheld. O.
Mrs. Kate . Putnam.
Mrs. Frances A. Wyman.
Mrs, Laura K. Fkaunfelter.
Mrs. Celia Baldwin, Akron,
Mrs. Lvdia Morrison,
To the VlJltlnz Committees ot the Associated
Ladie When soliciting, besides asking
for money, would it not be well to request
people to send also clothes, to the central
oQVe, second floor west county &uildinJ
north Limestone street? This suggestion
ii made In order that persons may know
wnere to senu such thinirs. It they are so
disposed. Now that cold weather has set
In, extra clothlne will be iTeatlv needed.
and I know that It would be appreciated if
tne laoies nojld make a specialty of this
typographical Unlou Election
Last night at a regular meeting of Spring
field Typographical Union. No. 117, the fol
lowing officers were elected for the en
suing term: J. F. Funk, president; John
V. Osbon, vice president; S. P. Behrends,
recording secretary; J. F. Morehouse, finan
cial secretary: Richard W. Poling, treasur
er; William Dase, sergeant-at-arnis; Alex.
Smitli. Alf. Mead and Frank Poysll.
trustees; Ed. Osbon, C. E. Hill and Aug.
SchimptT, executive committee.
A Uulltlne Bee
Will be gien by the Ladies' Aid coclety
of the first Baptist church at the residenca
of Dr. J. W. Morrison. No. 185 south Yel
low Springs street, Thursday afternoon and
evening of this week, to which all friends
both ladies and gentlemen are most cordially
Invited. The ladles are requested to come
early in the afternoon prepared to work,
and the gentlemen in time to take supper,
which n ill be served from 5:30 to 8 p. m.
for 10 cents.
station Hods Slat0.
The station house slate this morning
showed that the following arrests had been
made yesterday and laat night: John Cros
by, disorderly; Cherry Brennen, drunk and
disorderly; Georga Zohr. drunk and disor
derly; Frank Smalley. Celia Madison and
George Ann Owens, loitering aboutatipllng
Last evening Dr. Van Norman presented
to th police force two boxes of fine cigars
for their trouble in finding, lib horse which
ran away last Saturday night The officers
desire to return their sincere thanks to Dr.
Van Norman for his generosity and
An Opportunity to Purchase liollctny
Goods at Your Own Price.
The auction sale of the Jewelry stock of
Hofman & Co., 27 south Limestone street.
has been progressing for the
past few dajs ery nicely, and
will continue every afternoon and evening
until the entire stock is sold. The ladles
are especially invited to attend, and
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons
will be for the ladies, and only such jewelry
will be offered at auction as they wish to
bid for. As this sale continues only until
the goods are all sold, every person wishing
to buy iewelry at their own figures should
attend at once.
T. J. Monahan has some beautiful fruit
dishes of the latest pattern that are selling
The auction sale of jewelry at 37 south
Limestone street continues every afternoon
anil evening until all the goods an sold.
Black Thibet Cashmere
Heavier than the regular Cashmere
Ijjug Shawls. We have a line of the
above ranging In price from
$7.00 TO $18.00 EACH
At prices much lower than they hav
been offered heretofore.
48 AXD 50 LIMESTONE ST.
N. B. Holiday Handkerchiefs In tia
greatest variety now open.
AT THE OPERA HOUSE
For Ladies, Gents and Chil
And Cael's Hair Garments.
Now open and in stock. Cer
tainly the largest and best
line oT Underwear we haTe
PRICES YERY LOW.
2,000 dozen Ladies', Gent'
and Children's new Falljam
Now is the time to purchase
while our stock is full anl
complete. 1,000 pairs Fos
KID GLOVES 1
NoTelties in all Department.
We hare in this department
the finest display or Ladles',
Misses' and Children's Garments
to be found in this city. Exam
ine our Clo&ks before purchasing.
EDAM AND PINE APPLE
Just Received a Fresh Lot.
EXTRA FOE QUaIIIT.
6 pounds for i5c Quality guaran
teed. We place our best Young
Hyson, Oolong and Japan
Against any other in the city, both
in quality and price. Try cna
pound of our fine mixed
As a sample, a mixture of Mira
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, OYSTEBS. FISH, GAME
And Vegetables always fresh.
J. D. SMITH CO.
Corner Test High Staad Walnut Alloy,
Blank Book Work aadLtffal Blaakta