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Springfield, O., )
January 6, 1887. J
FOR SMALL FUNDS.
The When at this time is
busy, very busy, ransacking
the establishment, 25 and 27
West Main street, in the in
terest of the buyers who have
waited for good things to
Odds and ends are being
brought out and set upon in a
most conspicuous manner. For
example of how it's done, see
overcoats half way down, pla
Incomplete lines of sizes
make surprising prices.
Suits for men from lines for
merly sold at $10, reduced to
$5. Not every size, mostly
large; you may be suited
easier than fitted. It costs
nothing to see and try.
Pantaloons of all-wool ma
terial, a dollar, are nearing
the end. Last chance.
Fine Globe Mills cassimere
pants at $5, ditto.
If you'd Tauy good stuff (our
own-making-') for so little in
from .your purse, watch the
offerings of the
For the next thirty days.
We'll meet your expecta
tions on hats and caps, too.
Nothing short of a look
through this big room can
give you the
right idea of
prices at this time.
Springfield's Only One Price
FINEST IUSIBII THE CITY.
NO. 1 EAST HIGU ST.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
OPERATIVE '.DENTISTRY A
Ks, 9$ E. lain Street.
Several Buildings Destroyed and One
Man Killed by Natural Gas
Full Particular or the Terrible Affair'
Sale or lioutac Tunnel Hallway
Other Important New rrotu
By the Associated Press.
PiTTam-isci. Jan. 0. A Natural gas ei
ploskufat 3 o'clock tills morning iletr)ed
the new Andrews block at YouncsUmn.
Ohio, and four other buildings. Thomas
Brannlgan, aged 10 years was cremated,
and several others are reported missing.
The Baptist church and Drake's livery
stables are In rulus. The loss will tie ocr
Pittsbitbo, Pa., Jan. C The Chimi-iele-Ttlrgmph't
Youngstown. Ohio, special
says: At three o'clock this morning Jack
Semple, watchman In the scarcely-com
pleted Andrew's block, on south Market
street onened a window to secure air In
stantly an explosion occurred and Semple
ran Into the street witn Ills domes auame
and rolled In the snow. The flames burst
from the building which burned with extra
ordinary rapidity and was totally con
named. The block was brick and stone
and Just completed at a cost
of $80,000. In It Howard
Shields opened a large meat market, and
Mayers Bros, a wholesale dry goods- store
last week. The adjoining block. J. B.
Drake & Co.'s livery stable, an old land
mark, the Barclay residence, and Just across
Market street, the first Baptist church and
a small frame bouse In the rear of Andrews's
block were totally destro) ed. Shields had
no Insurance. The total loss will reach
considerably over $100,000, with 75,000
Insurance, watenman sempie was oauiy
burned and another watchman, Thomas
Brannlgan, aged 19. Is mKsIng and sup
posed to be in the ruins. Assistant Chief
Davis of the fire department was painfully
burned. Two lines of natural gas malm
run past the Andrews' building and It Is
supposed the fluid leaked and was carried
Into the building through the drain trench
and was ignited when Semple opened the
window and created a draft.
Names of Those Killed In the n. A O. Ac
cident Th Qucfttlon or National L.el
latlon A Fostorla Man Who Say. the
Freight Crew Were Drunk.
TlFfix, O., Jan. 6. The list of killed In
the terrihle Baltimore and Ohio holocaust
Tuesday as far as known up to this time Is
as follows: H. M. Tarks, passenger, Wash
ington, D. C, a member of tho bureau of
labor statistics; C. P. or A. J. Bradley, pas
senger, Washington, 1). C; William Fred
erick, fireman of the passenger, mother
living at Washington. D. C; Mr. Tierce, ex
press messenger, living at Grafton, W. Va..
Frank Irwan. telegraph line repairer, liiu.t
at Dlaekhand, Ohio; Joslah J. Balrd, pas
senger, traveling salesman for Aultman.
Taylor & Co. of Canton, living at Bairds
town, Ohio; W. II. Ferguson, passenger.
of Blooradale, Ohio; Joseph lostiethaIte
and two sons, Spencer and Henry, passen
gers, of .New Martinsville, W. Va. So ad
ditional names of the injured have been
learned. The coroner's verdict will not be
ircacted-, nnJlLSatardayiTUfjo wMre-stUI '
three or four more killed than the above
HOW THE ACCIDENT t REUAKDKIl IX
Washington, Jan. 0. The frightful ac
cident near Tiflin, on Tuesday, Is a leading
topic of discussion. At the capltol today I
its horrible details were repeated and com- I
merited upon, and the feasibility of nation- :
al legislation for the better protection of the
traveling public was suggested from differ-
ent sources. As the Inter-state commerce
bill is now pending, it is regarded by some )
as a most opportune time ior a careiuj con
sideration of the practicability of legislation
designed to prevent a repetition of yes-'
terdaj's horrors. By some such legislation
is pronounced unnecessary, on the ground
that the Interests of railroads impel them
to use every precaution against accident.
But there are others who maintain that rail
road corporations In their greed for busi
ness, andjt:rged by a spirit of competition,
become reckless as to public safety.
Among other suggestions heard is one
that congress should appoint a committee
to make a thorough Investigation of the ac
cident and of the methods of running pas
senger trains on the railroads of the coun
try, such committee to submit a report and
its recommendations to congress next win
ter. rAtTLT OFTIIE FREIGHT CREW.
FosTOUlA, O.", Jan. 0. In ansner to a
question as to who was responsible for the
u. U. wreck, a gentlemen bo was at
the scene of the accident, said:
"It was clearly the fault of the freight
crew, lam satisfied the whole crew was
drunk, and the condition of things bears
me out In the assertion. I heard the brake
man of the freight admit that lie drank with
the engineer of the freight four times at
Tiffin. The conductor claims that the en
gineer was stubborn and w as bound to have
his own way. The engine would not make
steam, and died on the main track only a
few feet from the switch. The w hole crew
was on the engine parleying as to v hat to
do. when the conductor remarked, 'I guess
I'll go ahead and flag Xo. 5.' lie had only
gotten to the ground when he exclaimed,
My God, here she comes,' aud they all
broke for a place of safety.'
The gentleman quoted is a prominent cit
izen of Fostona.
Two KxpreM Trntn. Ilah Together No
bodr Seriously Injured.
Chicago, Jan. 0. As the special New
York and Boston express, on the Lake
Shore acd Michigan Southern railroad,
which leaves here at 8:50 a. uu, reached
the crossing at Sixteenth street this morn
ing, a jiassenger train on the
Louisville, New Albany fc Chicago
railway, crashed into it The engine of the
Louisville train struck the baggage car of
the Lake Shore train and lifted it com
pletely off Its trucks. The smoking car,
which was crowded with passengers, was
overturned and, although both cars w ere
badly wrecked, no one was killed or even
MINERS AND OPERATORS.
Those In Falor or Arbitration to Meet In
Prrrsnn:r.. Jan. C Officials of the Coal
Miners' National federation have issued a
circular addressed to the miners throughout
the country, requesting their attendance at
the National convention of miners and
operators at Columbus Ohio, on February
8th, who are favorably inclined to arbitra
tion as a means of settling wage differences.
At tills convention a scale of wages for the
ensuing year from May 1st will be adopted.
INCREASE OF WAGES.
Immense hhop Resume Operations.
PiTTsiirno, Jan. 6. The Edgar Thomp
son steel Co. and the Carnegie Bros. Co., at
Braddocks, Pa., will resume work tomor
row. The exact advance of wages is nut
known, but the probable Increase Is twenty
per cent over last year's wages.
Another Cold Ware Kn Ituute.
Chicago, Jan. 6. The signal sen-ice
bureau here reports that a cold wae Is
approaching and by Friday, at latest the
temperature will decline. Italn and sleet
prevail from Virginia south to the gulf. It
Is snowing along the lower lake region,
while In the British possessions the weather
Is colder than It has been at any time dur
ing the season.
Columbus, O., Jan. S. Senate. The
Senate opened at 10 a. m., President Ken
nedy in the chair. Prayer by Kev. Dr.
Senator 0'elll asked for leave of ab
sence for the remainder of the week, which
The president appointed Messrs. Pugsley
aud Sullivan, on the part of the senate, to
act with the house committee to wait upon
Mr. Dow offered a joint resolution pro
viding for the Joint meeting of the house
and senate to count the vote for state offi
cers. It was adopted.
Evan Evans, of Cincinnati, was elected
second assistant sergeant-at-arms and took
the oath of office.
p Mr. Dodd offered the following:
Senate Joint Resolution No. S7, providing an
amendment to the Constitution
lie it resolved, by the general assembly
of the state of Ohio, That at the general elec
tion to be held on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in November, 18S7, there
shall be submitted to the electors of the
statetof Ohio, for their approval or re'ection.
the following proposition to amend the con
stitution of the state:
"The additional section" in and with
section eighteen of the schedule shall be re
pealed, aud there shall be substituted for It
"The geueral assembly shall regulate the
traffic In intoxicating liquors so as to pro
vide against evils resulting tfferefroin, aud
Its power to levy taxes or assessment" there
on is not limited by any provisions of this
The electors voting In favor of tho said
proposition shall have on their ballots the
words "Kegulatlon and taxation of the
Manor traffic Yes," and those who do not
favor the adoption of said proposition shall
have placed on their ballots the words,
"Regulation and taxation of the liquor
The resolution went over under notlcelo
discuss by the author.
Bills were introduced as roiiows: iiy Mr.
Critcs, making the closing of the polls on
election day uniformly at 6 p, m.; Mr
Kin liner, making comer lota pay pro rata
for Improvements and re-establishing tho
old law; Mr. Zimmerman, extending the
mechanics Hen clause to gas, oil and other
wells; Mr. Cable, making the maximum
number of national .guard Infantry compa
nies one hundred; Mr. Dodd, amending the
mechanics' lien law so as to enlarge the
rights of material, men and labor; Mr.
Hardacre, extending the term of supreme
judge to ten years.
house. lne house convened at 10 a. in..
Speaker Entrekin In the chair; prayer by
Kev. T. 3. Smith.
Mr. Williams offered a joint resolution,
proposing amendments to the constitution,
which was laid on the table and ordered
pr nted. The resolution provides that the
general assembly shall not extend the term
of office, or change the salary, fees or com
pensation of aiy person eluded or appoint
ed to omce or position alter such person
shall have been elected or appointed to of-1
uuc vi isniuu ia sum prison nui u.'i
been elected or appointed; all sessjons of
ttie general assembly shall begin on the
first Tuesday in January, unless otherwise
pre-cr.btnl by law.
.Vi'c!e3 provides that: "The term of
nuVe : the goemor, lieutenant governor,
we'-ry of state, auditor of state, treasurer
if siate aud attorney general shall be four
jea'. and shall commence on the second
Tuesday In January after tlielr election,
and rontlnue until their successors are
elected and qualified.
A hi 1 was Introduced to provide for fur-
nishuig free debbol boolcjichTOl chUjjjtuijlE
uirii.uuc.iuiiun mi noiu iuiu.uiiiiiiiij
iocai option; aiw ouis auiuoruing county
treasurers to loan funds with bonded secur
ities; to prevent fictitious prices In the nec
essaries of life: regulating the discharge
of insane inmates from asylums;
amending the law governing the
duties of assesssors: reoutriuir dead
sheep bills to lie presented to township j
trustees; amending the law relathe to the j
examination of teachers so as to make It
more definite; allowing county commission-
ers to Increase the levy for Indigent
soldiers from 1-10 to 1 mill; county clerks
iu reiuruuie iisi ui jurors iujuiige.soi eiec- i
tiou for correction; allowing assessors th
cents for births and deaths in their reports;
adding physiology to the requisite of teach
ers; probate judges to grant injunctions; to
prevent corners in food or fuel; to punish
wife-beaters; making the salaries of mem
bers $1,300; applications for admission to
the bar to be made to the Circuit court
Second Seion Forty-Ninth Cougre...
Washington, Jan. 6. Sevate. Mr.
Mitchell (Pa.), from the committee on pen
sions, reported a bill granting a pension of
S3, 000 a year to the widow of General John
A. Logan, and asked for Its immediate con
sideration; but under objection by Mr. Coke,
the bill went over.
At 3 o'clock the senate took up the con
ference report on the inter-state commerce
bill, and was addressed by Mr. Piatt (Conn.),
lie opposed the conference report and ad
vocated Its rejection solely for the reason
that it prohibits pooling.
House. The call of committees having
been dispensed with, Mr. Davidson, of
Fla., on behalf of the committee on rail
ways and canals, called up. In the morning
hour, the bill for the permanent Improve
ment of the Erie and Oswego canals and to
secure the freedom of the same to the com
merce of the United States. The bill was
considered In committee of the whole (Mr.
Crlp. of Georgia. In the chair).
After some debate, the house went Into
committee of the whole (Mr. McMlllin, of
Tennessee. In the chair) on the Indian ap
propriation bill. The bill gives rise to no
opposition in any of its features, aud the
committee having arisen, it was passed
without discussion or division. Ifeapproprl
The Military academy appropriation bill
was then taken up and passed within a
quarter of an hour.
The speaker laid before the house the
following communication, dated Washing
ton. 1). C December 31, 1SS6:
"I hereby respectfully resign my office as
representathein the Forty-ninth congress
from the Fiftli congressional district of
North Carolina, to take effect from date,
"James W. Keid."
The communication was laid upon the
On motion of Mr. Herbert (Ala.) the
house, by a vote of yeas 113. nays CO, went
Into committee of the whole (Mr. Springer,
of Illinois, In thi chair) on the bill for the
consolidation of certain bureaus of the
The remainder of the afternoon was con
sumed in the reading of the majority and
minority reports, and without action the
committee rose and the house adjourned.
SALE OF HOOSAC TUNNEL.
Conditions of IU Furchase by Fltchburg
Bostov. Jan. 6. The governor and
council yesterday completed the sale of the
Uoosac tunnel, with the accompanying 44
miles of railroad, to the Fltchburg ICailroad
company. The conditions of the sale as
follows: The state Is to receive from the
Fltchburg company S5,0OO,O0O in 50-year
bonds paying Interest at 3 per cent
for live years. H per cent for the
next ue, and 4 per ceut thereafter,
and 35,000,000 In common stock. The ex
isting issue ot preferred stock of the Fltch
burg road is 5S,SG shares. This Is to be
increased one-third and distributed pro rata
among the shareholders, making a total of
70.4SS shares The preferred stock Is to
receive a dividend of 4 per cent, and any
surplus of earnings remaining, to be divided
pro rata between the state on its $5,000,000
of common stock and ths shareholders of
the road on tlielr 57,048,800 of preferred
stock, or practically in the rate of five to
The Republic Is under obligations to
Ab. Frey for rent Omaha, Nebraska,
WHAT'S THE WEATHER REPORT?
How Nearly Accurate the Weather Signal"
Hare H.eu During the Year Just Closed.
Washington, Jan. 6. The report on
the system of cold-wae warnings of the
United States signal service for the fiscal
year Just ended was Issued last night. It
has the following regarding the service In
Cincinnati Total number of signals dis
played IS, justified 16. Warnings were fur
nished eleven railroad companies. The sig
nal of January 7, 18S8, was the means of
savins thousands of dollars. The general
public placed great reliance In the predic
tions, and lu every case maue preparations
Cleveland Total number of signals dis
played 19, Justified 18. not justified 1.
Warnings were furnished Lake Shore and
Michigan Southern railroad. New York,
Chicago and St. Louis railroad. New York
and Ohio railroad, and Cleveland, Colum
bus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis railroad.
One hundred stations received the benefit
of the Information. V
Columbus Total number of shroals dis
played 18, justified 17. not Justified 1.
Warnings were furnished the Scioto Valley
railroad. Columbus, Cincinnati and
Midland railroad, Columbus, Hock
ing Valley and Toledo railroad.
Eighty five stations received the
beneht of the warnings. Cold wave tlgnal
flags were desplayed on the cars of the Co
lumbus and Cincinnati Miuianu raurnau,
Columbus, Hocking Valley and Toledo
railroad, and Cle eland, Mt. Vernon, and
Toledo Total number of signal- dis
played, IS: justified, 11; not justified, 7.
Through the co-operation of railroad, tele
graph and telephone companies, warnings
were distributed to 809 towns. The: Ohio
Central Ilallroad company states that the
warnings of December 0 and 35. ISSi. and
January 3, 16 and 19, lSSrt. enabled it to
save ?500 per night The Information was
of great benefit to wholesale dealers in
fruit and perishable goods.
He Which a Million ami Three-Qnarter. of
Indian Fnnd. are Lout. '
New Tons, Jan. 6. The IForM of to
day will say: The Untied States govern
ment holds In trust for the benefit of the
Indian tribes 91,710,000 of bonds Issued by
southern states, on which default hai been
made. About 50,000,000 of the same de
faulted securities are held by private parties
In this city. E. L. An
drews, attorney for certain New
York holders of the repudiated
bonds, has written to Secretary Ilamar
urging that the United States sue the de
faulting states, claiming that the Uulted
States his the power to bring action
against any one of the repudiating states,
while a private Individual cannot. Secre
tary Lamar has referred the matter to
Attorney General Garland. If the United
States should bring the desired suit and
win them the InrilrlHn.l holder, nf ilm
bomi, wou, profit along with the govern-
ment, wnicli now annually makes good to
the Indians the Interest which the states re-
fuse to pay.
IIM CUMMINCS" SATISFIED.
Hi. Mother'. Mortgage Lifted aoiUThat
Wa. All He Wanted. K
St. Louis, Jan. 0. The express rr-bbers
were taken to the penitentiary today. " In a
brief Interview with Wittrock. that worthy
gave a bit of Information not before juade
public, which was to the effect thathtDec-
musi an me mortgage on ins motners
house before he would "turn up" any of
the stolen money. This, he said, they
promised to do, and added that It was done
wlitn they went out to Leavenworth, and
thus his chief object In robbing the express
company was accomplished. The mortgage
was for $1,700.
The irrand flirv has found an indlct-
nieDt against Dan Moriarty. charging him
nth being an accessory to the robberj both
before aud after the fact He has not been
arrested j et and it is said that h w ill not
be prosecuted, as It was through lnforma-
tlon derived, from him that Wittrnek aud
his paht were arrested.
Minister Arrested nt Chattanooga for ftig
nuiy. Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 6. Kev. C.
P. Searle, the minister of Danville, III.,
who deserted his family in September and
eloped with Miss Faunle Matthews, of East
Lynn. 111., was arrested in this city yester
day on the charge of bigamy. The girl was
taken home to her parents from Canada,
and confessed having been married to the
minister. This led to bis arrest
COAL MINE ON FIRE.
The Ffamee Cannot He Controlled Four
Shamokin, Pa., Jan. 6. A chamber in
the Peerless slope portion of the Henry
Clay colliery was discovered to be burning
this morning. The fire Is Increasing ranidlv
and defies all efforts to get it under control.
frequent explosions of gas are occurring.
our men have been severely burned. The
loss cannot now be estimated.
A COASTINC ACCIDENT.
Eugene Kelly seriously Hurt While Slid
ing Down a Hill.
Last evening about 6 o'clock Eugene
Kelly, who, with several other boys, were
coasting Stroud's hill at the corner of Shaf
fer and High streets, met with a serious ac
cident that was thought for a little while to
be fatal. Young Kelly was sliding down
the hill on his sled and just as he reached
the bottom and at a time when he was go
ing at the greatest speed he ran Into a post
He was thrown from the sled unconscious
and with the blood streaming from two bad
gashes In his head. He was picked up and
carried to his home at the comer of North
and Shaffer streets, and Dr. Smith called to
attend him. The lad's injuries, which
proved not to be very serious were dressed.
Will nouck, of south Limestone street
has reported to the police the loss of a fine
wolf-robe night before last The robe,
when new, tost SIS. Houck's horse and
sleigh were standing In front of McCullough
& Itoutzahn's saddler shop on Main street,
and its owner was away but a short time.
The thief, whoever he was, overlooked a
fine 30 horse-blanket and a finer aniLnewer
wolf-robe, which was thrown over the
horse. Mr. Houck thinks he knows tiie
thief aid has lodged Information with the
A Railroad Persoual.
"Anything new, Mr. Van Tassel?"
"Yes ray teeth."
And th genial superintendent of the
Ohio Southern hooked the corners of his
mouth over his ears to display the aforesaid
grinders "I can crack hickory nuts with
'em," said he.
The superintendent looks ten yars
younger and a hundred percent handsomer
with his dental addition.
Knowies the ten-year-old son of Albert
Conn, of Kiier street, while out coasting
with a number of playmates yesterday af
ternoon, was thrown down, and struck his
forehead ou the ley pav ement with sut h
force that he was picked up unconscious
and carried to his home w here he lay for
some time before consciousness was re
stoied. Week or Frayer.
Thursday, January 0. For families and
schools: that family love may be sanctified;
that children may be trained .for the Chris
tian life: that the Divine blessing may rest
upon all our schools and colleges; that our
Sunday schools mar be tilled with the mis
sionary spirit; that all applications may be
blessed. References: Deut 6: 1-13; Ptot.
4; Eph. fl: 1-18; 3d Tim. 1: H4; Isaiah 12.
ME DAY'S DOINGS.
News About Town Gathered by Industri
ous Beporters for the Ee
That Carbolic Arlil l'recilutlon Dad Ac-
clilent to n Coaster A New Cnrllle
Firm Attached l"rtposeil Fire Cera-
tuition Urlef LocaU.
"1 think that the city nowspapers are
Jumping at conclusions altogether too much
In the case of Josiah Sharpe, and are doing
the attending physician a meat Injustice,"
said a well-known doctor to a Republic
reporter this morning. "There are two
sides to every story, j ou know, and there
are most emphatically two to this. Some
body Is either purjiosely or unintentionally,
promulgating a falsehood, and I certainly
hope that if the case ever comes to public
investigation the falsifier, whoever lie K
may lie shown up In his true colors.
"In the first place, the attending physi
cian prescribed a solution of carbolic acid
as a wash or dressing for Mr. Sharpe's foot
didn't he? The foot got worse after solu
tion was applied and had to be tiken off
above the knee by another doctor and sev
eral assistants. Thee are the facts, 1 be
lieve. Well, now, let's look into the case.
The prescription called for four tablespoon
fuls of carbolic acid to a half-pint of water.
That makes what we call a 30 per cent so
lution. I admit that it was too
strong; I am not attempting
to defend that point But what
I do strongly insist Is that the solution
could not have injured the foot to the ex
tent that amputation was a necessity. A
twenty per cent, solution of carbolic acid Is
as a mild as a dew-drop compared with
molten malleable Iron and yet hardly a day
passes but that some workman in one of
Springfield's gteat manufacturing foundries
gets a shoe full of the buming metal. Do
they lose a foot every time such an accident
occurs? No, Indeed, and if amputation
was necessary in the case of Mr. Sharpe. It
arose trom the diseased condition of the
foot, aud the carbolic acid had almost
as little to do with the amputation, as the
hauling of an Ice-wagon through the streets
has to do with the climate. Any assertion
that it did Is I take it nothing better than
an unscionable attempt to cast disrepute on
a brother physician.
"I have known would-be suicides to drink
pure carbolic acid to kill themselves. They
didn't die; neither was It necessary to am
putate their heads
A FIRE COMMISSION.
Another Eflmt to be Made to Establish a
Municipal Reform The Matter to Come
Hefore the City Council.
A decided movement Is on foot in Spring
field to take the necessary steps toward the
establishing of a board of fire commission
ers for this city. The matter is in the hands
of parties who w ill push It with Interest
and discretion, and it will be presented to
the city council in some form or other at
the meeting next Tuesday evening. A pe
tition is being prepared today and will be
put In circulation tomorrow. The idea Is
for council to authorize Representative
George C. Rawlins to introduce a special
bill In the legislature for the creation of
sucli a board.
The advocates, of the scheme urge that a
lire commission in Springfield is nothing
short of a necessity. It would consist ot
fotirmrtnbers. two of-each party, wlthtlw
chief as secretary, but without a vote, and
would have entire control of fire denart-
ment matters The fire department com- !
mittee of council Is painfully handicapped
and can do nothing without the consent of
council. The result Is a iuWed-up fire de-
partment government j
THE BEE LINE PAYS UP. I
City Clerk sliewallir Sen-Ire. a Check
tor S4,?8u.nu From the C. C. C. I.
Freight Agent Todd, representing the C. '
C. C. & I. railway company, made a good- j
sized payment this morning, on behalf of
that corporation. He gave City Clerk John i
S. Shew alter a check on the Second Na
tional bank of this city, fir 34,786.89. be
ing the balance due the city of Springfield ,
on the railroad's one-third of the cost of the
new east High street bridge, whose prede-1
cessor was swept away by the April storm, j
The Bee Line's one-third was SS.780 S9, but ,
the road had previously paid S4.000 in in
stallments of 31,000 each. City Clerk
Shewalter at once turned the money into
the city treasury, and received the treasur
er's receipt for the same.
As mentioned yesterday the I. B. Jt W.
road paid the balance on its one-third
Important Cases Tried in the Slayor'.
Three important cases were tried in the
may or's court y estenlay afternoon. William
McGown, who stole money to the amount
of 535 from Joseph McGown, was found
guilty and fined 335 and costs, and seut to
iall for thirty- days
hiL McAlIen, charged with stealing
S43.20 from the J. I). Stewart Co., had his
preliminary examination and was bound
over to court in the sum of 3400. and being
unable to give bond, he was remanded to
Preston Temple, the biot thief, was also
found guilty and fined S35 and costs and
given thirty days in Jail.
Earnest Bolt for drunkenness got SI
and costs. Several minor cases were con
tinued. Killed Hy the Can.
A Nypando freight ran over a man
named Solders, of Columbus Ohio, at St.
Mary's yesterday afternoon. The supposi
tion is that Solders endeavored to ride on
the bumpers, was thrown off, and fell
underneath the car wheels. The body was
brought to the City hall, and upon examin
ation was found to have been horribly- mu
tilated and death w as no doubt Instantane
ous A bottle partly filled with whisky
was also found on his person. The remains
were forwarded to Celina yesterday,
where the father of the unfortunate man
resides The accident occurred just east of
Wedding on the Stage.
The following special from Lima de
scribes the Culmination of au announce
ment recently made In the Springfield
Lima. 0.. Jan. 0. A novel wedding took
place here last night at the conclusion of
the piece, "Heroine in Rags," presented by
Florence II. Bindley and her company, the
contracting parties being Miss Florence
Reading and Hermann J. Hirshberg, of the
company. The ceremony was performed
on the stage, by Rev. Wm. Wall. The
bride wore 32,500 worth of diamonds, and
her trousseau was made in Paris by Worth.
At about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
two young fellows, both bar keepers met
with an accident at the corner of Market
and Columbia streets. Their horse became
unmanageable lu front of the court house
and ran away. On Columbia Just west of
Market, it svvervtd and ran into the gutter
breaking tlie slelgli liailly. 1 he men were
not hurt The rig belonged to Erter, the
High street livery man.
The Work ou the Hospital.
All the work of excavating for the base
ment and foundation of the hospital on the
Greenway grounds, has been computed
and is in satisfactory shape. John II.
Thomas has notified S. S. Taylor, the con
tractor for the stone work, to go ahead
with the foundations as soon as possible,
The First and Second Presbyterian
c'lurches hold a union meeting tonight In the
first church and one touimorrow night In
tne second enured.
The New Chapel Dedicated oa Sunday
The formal opening and dedication of the
ltockway Union chapel took place Sunday
afternoon, January 2d. under the supervis
ion of N. 11. Andrews, superintendent of
Riickway Sabbath school. The Sabbath
school has heretofore held Its sessions In
the building used as a day school, and here
the Sabbath school members assembled at
3 o'clock, w lien they formed In procession,
Willi parties carry ing the organ in the lead,
followed by others carrying the library.
desk and the superintendent's table, and
these were followed by the entire school,
two by two, the whole resembling the exo
dus from Egypt of the Children of Israel,
marching Into "the promised laniL"
Invitations had been given to Professor
B. F. Prince. Rev. Ehrenfeld, Rev. W. II.
Warren, Martin I.. Size, Mr. Wachter. I. II.
Kelley and others, to take part in the exer
After singing a familiar hymn, a scrip
ture lesson was read by Professor Prince,
followed by prayer by I. II. Kelley; then
the regular .Sabbath school lesson was taken
anil read responslvely ,. by superintendent
According to the programme nrenareil bv
the superintendent the first topic. "Why
were the Holy Scriptures, as found In the
mole, selected as a text-book for Sabbath
schools?" was assigned to Professor II. P.
The professor remarked that the object
of the Sunday school was to train the mind
and heart Where it is intended to train the
mind more particularly there are many
inner siiujecis iounu very interesting, es
pecially mathematics, history and geology.
The lesson nf today refers to the latter and
such lessens without reference to spiritual
training might be pursued with profit and
pleasure. As a matter of history the ordi
nance of 1797. one hundred years ago. was
referred to when it was said by President
Madison that the territory could not be
governed unless news could be distributed
to them. Religion, morally and knowledge
were the basis of gixid government and
schools for the people should lie maintained
in that territory as far as possible. Herein
was recognized the necessity of training the
heart as well as the mind.
The training of the heart may be done by
parents or ministers and the Sabbath school
Is especially organized for this purpose, and
it will educate all who come within its in
fluence. And what is the origin of this
text book ? "For the prophecy came not in
old time by the will of man. but holy men
of God spake as they were moved
by the Holy Ghost." 2d Peter
1 : 21. The origin of this
book is from God and we have come to a
wonderful book. Wonderful movements
create heroes In every age and country.
Everything said and done by Washington.
Lincoln, Garfield, and other great uen. In
terests us and why? Because of the char
acters of the men. If we can become In
terested in the words and working of great
men. why not in the words and works
which God has done? Our Book tells what
God did; if not it would have been crushed
out centuries ago. The world has been
against It because it teaches men. and re
veals the will and love of our Heavenly
Father. It teaches men to reason; that we
are made in God's Image; that we must give
Him our hearts and live for Him. Thus
does it shed light upon our pathway, and If
we but follow its teachings, will ultimately
bring us into His kingdom.
The next topic, "What Is Expected of the
Sunday School Teacher," was taken up by
Mr. Wachter, who said that a Sunday school
teacher need not be a'-president of a college,
but may be a very ordinary man a farmer,
mechanic, or a day-laborer. But whatever
he may be. there are some qualities he must
possess to be a successful teacher. He
must be prompt always on hand. He
should be In his place ready to meet his
class, and If he Is thus prompt, you may
be certain he Is always prepared to teach
Ids lesson. He should be regular
never absent and this will have
an effect on the whole school.
Including the superintendent. There should
be no excuse for absence except sickness or
unavoidable absence from the city. Scholars
watch the teacher very closely aud are
quick to follow his example, and if they
see him early at hLs post they will be sure
to be there also.
The teacher should commence his prepar
ation early as soon as today's lesson is
over, commence the next Sabbath's lesson,
so that a whole week may be had to think
It over. Study the needs of the class, learn
the disposition of each scholar, and work
and pray. Ask for wisdom from on high
and w ill come.
Martin L. Size then took up the same
topic, dwelling upon the necessity of care
ful preparation, promptness and spiritual
help, and a determination to succeed.
The next topic announced was "What is
expected of the Sunday school scholar?" I.
II. Kelley was called upon to respond to
mis topic lie saw mat the scholar had
much to do with the success of the Sunday
school. The first element in a good scholar
was good attention, evidencing a desire to
learn and stimulating the teacher to greater
efforts to f umish him the requisite Informa
tion, uererence was made to the annoy
ance by scholars, either old or young, who
were Inclined to play or talk, who lost the
place and had to be told, and thus retarded
tbe progress of the lesson. AH were urged
to make themselves good scholars nd thus
insure a good Sunday school.
1 rot. ihreuield was called upon to re
spond to me topic: "wnat is the future of
the Sunday school?" He supposed that the
question was meant to include the Sunday
School In its completeness. To look for
ward to such a great length of time it would
be Impossible to tell what may occur. Elec
tricity works wonders, yet none a few years
ago Imagined the great results of this agency
as are now shown forth. The question
may have been asked once: "What Is the
future of the plough?' We now think it is
about completed, and It is about as good as
it ever will be. ot so the Sunday schooL
When our bodies shall have been laid In the
dust, when future generations shall come.
the Sunday school will still continue point
ing the way to tnnsL I he Sunday school
will not cease to be in the future, it will
continue to be; It will not to back; it will
not be less, it will enlarge; it will draw
from the word of God. no other book will
be substituted, but only the Bible then, as
now. In which shall be found the words of
eternal truth. In the future there will be
more teachers filled with heavenly-ardor
ana illumined by tlie light of the Holy
Spirit, boys and girls will know their les
sons will come, having prepared themselves
to take In the golden words springing up
into eternal lite. Uliapels like this will be
found on many hill tops, and all genera
tions will be In the Sunday schools.
It Is to be hoped that then jieople will not
be so mad after news that every channel
will not be dredged to find out all the mur
ders and wickedness to publish for Sunday-
reading, and that the mercantile business
w ill be less, and Sunday trains will cease.
and we have more leisure, like the Quaker
no rush and thunder but more quiet
more in tlie Sunday school, and this will
make the worM wiser and better fitted for
future life. The Sunday school Is the nurs
ery of the church and should be more so.
Children should be followers of the meek
and lovely Jesus.the leaven should be found
In the heart and leaven the whole, and all
be guided Into the church and became citi
zens of His kingdom. God grant that we
may do all we can to bring about this re
sult ltev. W. II. Warren being called upon,
said that ho diil not expect to speak, but
wanted to be here to show his Interest In the
work, and his respect for the noble work of
the superintendent through whose untiring
efforts and those associated in it this work
had been accomplished. His thoughts went
back to twelve years ago, and since then as
he had been called to minister to then,
when they hail buried their tit
tle ones, or those In middle
age or of riper years. Then they looked
forward to a time when they might have a
home of their own, a house to be dedicated
to the Lord, where many In this best and
brightest year should be born Into the fold
of Christ My dear brother, there Is no
one who rejoices more than I do with you
that so largely-through your efforts have we
arrived at tills oeriotL May every officer.
teacher and scholar see to It that no school
In the county shall be a better one than
this, and my prayer is that every one shall
be so interested that it shall be ever in the
front And as you shall come here to show
consolation when you are caned to oii tan
well to loved ones, may the thought "peace
on earth, good will toward men" go forth
from here unto all and may God bless y ou
as you go on working, suffering, endeavor
Ing to learn and to do the win of me
Mr. Warren then offered a fervent
prayer for tlie success of Rockwy Sunday
school and all Interests connected there
with. After brief remarks by the superintend
ent. In which the Use of the chael wa?
tendered to all Christians for preaching or
funeral service, tlie meeting was dismissed
with benediction by lrofes.sor lrince.
A STUBBORN FIRE.
The Selbert lllaie Difficult to Handle
Heavy Loss on floods.
Concerning the fire at Urbana yesterday
morning, about which a few facts were
published in a special to the Kepi'elk last
evening, the Urbana Citizen says:
Early this morning an alarm of fire was
sounded from the First ward department
and soon the people were flocking to the
large brick building of the Odd Fellows' on
south Main street When tlie department
reached the scene smoke was jwuring out
of the building In volumes It required
some time to gam an entrance t-i tl.r
room, and whan the door was burst In the
firemen were forced back by the dene
cloud of smoke that tilled the room. Water
was soon playing on the fire from the front
and back entrance, and gradually the fire
men worked their way in. It was a stub
born fire, but finally succumbed to the ef
forts ot the firemen, but not until the room
and contents had been badly damaged by
smoke and fire.
The origin of the fire is a mystery, and
just how it caught cannot be ascertained.
It evidently started In the central part of
the room, in a pile of paper that was lying
there, and had likely been smoldering for
the greater part of the night At this
point a large hole was burned in the floor
anil the rafters burned off, so as to let the
floor sink. The walls of the room were
badly damaged by smoke, and the casing
and cornice were burned to a crip.
The heaviest loser will be George T. Sel
bert He had quite a lot of fine cigars, leaf
tobacco, potatoes cabbage, mill feed, etc
All of which are so badly damaged as to be
almost worthless. He estimates his loss at
about $4,000. There is insurance of 33.500
on his stock. U000 of which Is In the
Home of New York, and S 1.500 In the
C. A. R. ENTERTAINMENT
At Black. Opera House, Slouday and Tues
day, January 10 and It.
At Black's opera house, two nights only,
Monday and Tuesday, January- 10 and 11.
ISS7, for the benefit of Mitchell post No.
45, G. A. R., Major Chester's war views,
from tlie bombardment of Fort Sumter to
the grand review In Washington, at the
close of the war. Twenty-five thousand
dollars was the sum paid the famous artist
Brady who accompanied the army from
the fall of Sumter until the close of the
war for the negatives of this rare and
wonderful collection, and they are now In
possession of the United States gov ernmen'
at Washington. These are the only ones lu
existence. They were made daring the. re
bellion and nor copied from drawings, and
are exhibited only for G. A. R. benefits.
These views are shown upon cauvas, from
300 to 400 square feet each, under a power
ful oxy-by drogen tight the finest in the
Admission 25 cents. Seats can be reserved
without extra charge at C. II. Pieice A Co '
commencing Friday. January- 7. at 9 a. m.
The friends of Mitchell post are earnestly
requested to See these views. Tickets for
sale at Pierce & Co.'. NIutTer's Arcade
grocery, Samuel Shaffer's grocery, west
Main street and at Coukllu A Co.'s, Chest
A Thief Snatche. a 1'ocketbook Containing
S40 Dollar, and -suditenly Escapes.
Isaac Kendig, a grocer on the Dayton
pike, a few miles below this city, was the
victim of a bold robbery- on Tuesday even
ing. While alone In hLs store a stranger
entered and asked for three plugs of tobac
co and tendered a ten dollar bill hi payment
Not having the necessary change in the
drawer, he drew out his pocketbock which
contained a roll of bills At the sight ot
the money the stranger snatched the book
and before Mr. Kendig could hvrd'y n-aliz
what had occurred, the robber ran out am.
closed the front door.
His victim started in pursuit a moment
afterward, but when he attempted to op-i.
the door he found it fastened on the outside.
Mr. Kendig then ran out from a rear en
trance, but when he reached the front of
the house no trace of the robber could be
discovered. The latter had stuck a cine
through the handle of the door In such a
manner as to lock it on the outside. Ken
dig alarmed his neighbors and a scoutln.
party was organized, but at last accounts no
trace of the robber had been found. Mr.
Kendig thinks tlie pocketbook contained
about forty dollars.
A New Carlisle llrocer closed Vp on At
John L. Zimmerman, esq., as attorney
for several Springfield firms and a number
of outside merchants, went down to New
Carlisle yesterday, accompanied by- Mr.
Fox. of Carson fe Fox, to take possession
of the stock of J. P. Angleberger. The
latter Is or has been, a leading grocer In
New Carlisle, and does business on Main
street He Is also an undertaker. Mr.
Zimmerman swore out an attachment be
fore 'Squire Lohman, ot New Carlisle, at
once took possession of the stock and closed
up the store. Angleberger's financial em
barrassment created no particular surprise
in the village.
The claims against him wilt aggregated
about S3.000, and were hela by the J. D.
Stewart Co., Carson & Fox, the Champion
Oil Co.. all of this city, tlie Columbus
Candy Co., af Columbus, and about twenty-
others. Last Monday, it Is alleged by Mr.
Zimmerman, Angleberger made a sham
sale of the stock to W. G. Willard. who
clerks for S. A. Morrow, of this city. An
gleberger confessed that the sale was bogus.
Is. K. Ulesslnger. a former grocer here, ot
blessed memory. Is also mixed up In the
transaction. The stock will be sold at auc
tion to satisfy the claims
A DISTINGUISHED CUEST.
Charle. Henderson, Owner or the Anchor
Meatushlp Line, In aprincrield.
Charles Henderson, of Glasgow, Scot
land, owuer of the Ancnor line of Atlantic
steamers, is in the city, the guest of Win.
II. Blee, and will remain several dajs. The
Anchor line operates lifty-two steamers. In
cluding the "City of Kome'' and many ,
other niapiihcent vessels with which Sprint;- i
fielders are tamilUir. Mr. Henderson is a
very wealthy man, but also a plain and un
assuming one, and is thoroughly buinev
on from the word go. He is a genuine
Scotchman In appearance aud dialect, tut
has been in America so much that he has !
become, to a large degree, Cohunbiaized.
Henry Kliidis lujurtd.
Heury Kindnr, a fanner, was severely
hurt jesterday worning while transferring
a load of wheat from his wagun to the grain
elevator at Kuoru When hoisting one of
the sacks the loop slipped, letting the sack
drop about twelve feet, striking Jlr. Klndhc
In 1U fall and crushing him to the floor or
the wagon. His left arm was broken and
he was otherwise injured, though not seriously.
Prior to our inventory, we are offering
Special Bargains at great reductions from
former prices in
Muslins and Sheetings,
Blankets and Bed Comforts,
Cloaks and Wraps,
I every department win be fouud Bar
gains worthy your attention.
48 ASH 50 LIMESTOSE ST.
N. B. Special line of 40-Inch all-wool
Dress Goods, marked down to 45c per yard.
3Toi- 3Ien nnd Boy.
, Collars and Cuff3,
.l. Canes. Valises,
For a well selected stock of above goods, at
right prices, see
'shirt Maker, natter and Furnisher,5 East
Guaranteed Strictly Pare.
Penna. Buckwheat Flour, Pure
Teas OurYonng Hi sod, Hun Pun-.
der, Oolong and Jjptn Tt'as c-inmit b
excelled hj any la tha citj.
Try a p-mnd ofourfre-ih mlxel Caf
f;e, a mixture of aiiacalba, Java anl
Fine Olives and Ollre Oil; Pioneer
B-and Outers a Specialty ; Fresh Fish,
Ponltr y, Game, etc
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
18 KAST HIGH STItEET,
Free Delivery. Telephone 4S.
I. D. SMITH CO.
Corner West MlgU SU anil Walnut Alley.
3Unk Bk Work aiJ Legal BUtka
I. A. A. BLOUNT
Would respectfully announce that he has
resumed tbe practice of Dentistry In this
No. 185 South Limestone St,
on. j. t. Mclaughlin,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
10G West Xaln St. Telephone 45.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan.
t Rooms In Buckingham's Bnildlnic.oTer.cr
WMurphyA Bro.'i Store-
pealal attention Ktren to the preterrlBZof
IVhollyualikeArtlncia! Systems 'ureotMInd
Wanderinjc Any book learned in one readtnff
Pruspeetus. with opinions ot Mr. Prurt r. tho
Astronomer. lions. W. W. Astor. JuUn 1.
Benjamin. l)n. Minor. Wood and others, sent
post free, by
237 Fifth Avenue, - New York.
PAUL. A. STALE,
Attorney and Export
SOLICITOR OP PJ.TZTTS.
FOR CHECKS tn 6
hours, cures la 3
days. Drugstores 15 N. 11 Phlla
Imprudence, nerromdei D--
Iiy curea lI uounic Cierra
Bitters. Met j. UerbMes
Co.PhllaP Sold at 41 E
Vain St.. TrtneSeld.O.
NOW-THETiME TO cx-ECULATE.
I CTl VE fluctuations In the market oS.rop
Aportanltles to speculators t. make money la
grain, stocks, bonds and petroleum. Prompt
personal attention civen t-i orders recelTed oy
ire or mail Correspondence solicited r'nA
Information about the markets In our took,
which will be forwarded free on application.
H. D. KYLE. Banker amd Broksr,
3SBrea4andUSew Streets, New York City.