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' I WASBinaroir. Jan. . OhlozT-T
Continued cold, falrneather. -
north eastern, folio ed by K
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Springfield, O., )
January 7, 1887. J
To the fact that clothing will
wear down to the very last
threads and become an eye
sore to the wearer and every
body else, we start the lines
at almost any price and rise
by dollars and halves to meet
trie wants of every stage ol
wealth. Wool, cotton and
making will wear out ; that's
a foregone conclusion ; and to
bring to notice the matter ol
proper shifts and changes,
with an outlay accommodating
all purses, (fat, lean or be
tween), we name for suits
that will bring you up in the
eyes of the people, $3, $4, $5,
$6.50, $S, $9, $10. No in
convenience in these prices
for anybody who works ?
Yourself, your son, your
father or your
May be easier fitted and suit
ed in a stock unlimited to the
wants of every person.
$12, $13, $14, $15, $18
suits. It's the store for the
people who want to look all
over the suits and get the
right kind. It's the store for
the people who want to deal
without tricks. It's the store
for the people to find when
they come again, a week, a
month, a year, a dozen years
hence. And right here let
us say, beware of auction
stocks and street venders.
Is apt to be too hastily bought
andtoo well paid for. This is
often realized when too late.
We keep store for the slow
people who are satisfied to pay
us one profit over the very
lowest cost' to make.
" Tiist'now there is an extra
"reason for coming to us for
underwear. ' Several grades
have lost the full complement
of sizes and are therefore sell
ing at great reductions under
Hats and caps are at the
Lowest wholesale case
prices are our retail prices for
single hats or caps.
In a store like this all the
difficulty, doubt and danger
are taken away. If you get
what you think you want, and
next day, if you change your
mind, you bring it back and
get what you want. And be
sides money goes further
Buying easier and more satis
factory. Our extensive manufactur
ing, jobbing and importing
facilities enable us to offer as
Advantages unknown to the
world of small dealers.
For more favorable impres
sions see stocks and figures at
25 and 27 West Main Street,
FINEST fiJISM THE CUT.
J. M. NIUFFER
PfO. 13 EASX HIGH ST.
A HOOTING CROWD.
Unemployed English Workmen SnrTOiind
the Government Offices and De
Insanity Causrd br Kill Keport Vnuthrr
Railroad .A crldent M.Louis llrldee
to be F Lnw Teroitt rature
Lale News lj Wire
Br the Associated Press.
IoxDox, Jan. 7. Crowds of uneuv
ployed vrorklngmen assembled iu front of
the offices of the local government board
and demanded relief. Sir. Kltcliie. presi
dent of the board, received a
deputation of the crowd outside,
but said he could promise noth
ing. When the crowd were appraised
of thli they hooted the government and
rmarched to Traf altar Square, where an in
dignation meeting was held and resolutions
were adopted protesting against the apathy
of the government. Many residents and
shopkeepera in the vicinity of Trafalgar
Square closed their shutters and barret!
their doors, but the meeting dispersed
A YEAR OF WRECK.
How the Ballroads Hare uflred the Past
Chicago, Jan. 7. The Iiailiray Age
today says: If the yearly statements of
railway foreclosure sales are a barometer
of the condition of railway prosperity the
record for 1SS is almost appalling. Sta
tistics Just completed show that during the
past year no less man 45 railways, with
7.0ST miles main line, with a bonded debt
of S170.H0.500 and capital stock of
203,989,200, making a total of
nearly 8374.110,000, have been sold
under foreclosure and transferred to
new ownership. This means in many cases
that the capital stock has been w iped out
entirely and that the bonded debt has been
changed into new securities, generally of
less amount than the old debt. Necessarily
these sales always mean sacrifice. A very
large part of the thine indicated Is in origi
nal securities. The mileage represented is
more than double that of any year in the
past decade.except lS73,and far greater than
in that year, while the stock and debt total is
by far larger than In any other year, and
nearly so per cent, more than isss.
A MYSTERY OF THE SEA,
The Ship Harvey M1IU Does Down Hat
Sax Fhanxisco, Jan. 7. A dispatch has
been received in this city troni San l'edro.
announcing the arrival there of three of the
crew of the American ship Harvey Mills,
which has been long overdue at this port
from Seattle. From them it is learned that
the vessel left Seattle, under Captain Craw
ford, with a cargo of coal for San Francisco,
December 12. Two days later a gale was
encountered sixty miles southwest of Cape
Flatterj'i "i which the vessel foundered.
The only survivors known are the flr.-t
mate, Cushman, Alexander Volgeur and
Jacob Brown, seaman. It is not stated
how many were aboard atthe time of the
disaster. The survivors were picked up in
an open boat by the bark Majesty, bound
for San Diego, and landed at San Pedro,
near Los Angeles.
The Queer Disease Afflicting a ltrooklyp
New Yoiik, Jan. 7. Joseph Mauri, a
Brooklyn druggist, and his entire family,
were taken seriously ill a day or tw o ago.
Three of the children died. There was
much mystery about the cause of their ill
ness, and the doctors proceeded on the the
ory that they had been poisoned by some
thing which they had eaten. To settle
this question conclusiv eiy, how ever, a post
mortem examination of (he bodies of the
dead children was held, and it was made
evident, so the doctors agree, that their
deaths were caused oy hemorrhagic small
pox. Other members of the family will
A SAO CASE.
Ill Reports Cause a Young Lady to lie.
New Tobk, Jan. 7. A MIddletown, N.
Y. special says: Miss Ollie Brewer, the
nineteen- ear-old daughter of Herman
Ilrower, the glove manufacturer, was com
mitted to the State Insane aslum ester
day. Her Insanity Is said to have been
caused by reports circulated about town bj
John W. Balrd. defaming her character
Miss Brewer's father recently brought suit
against Balrd for 510,000 for slandering his
daughter s good name.
THE LOST CHORD.
Death of Professor Tomo, Author of "ir
Ci?tcis'ATI, Jan. 7. Joseph Tosso, the
well-known composer and violinist, died at
his home in Covington, Ky., of heart dis
ease. He was born August 3. 1S02. in the
City of Mexico, of noble Italian and French
parents. He was educated in Paris and has
lived all his life In the Mississippi valley.
He wrote the "Arkansas Traveler. " and
fifty years ago was a famous violinist and
knew ail the composers and musicians of
ALL ALONC THE LINE.
The Mercury Scanning for the Basement
of the Thermometer.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 7. The mercur at
4 o'clock this morning was fourteen de
grees below zero and at 6 o'clock ten de
grees below. At St Paul the thermometer
stood at thirty-two degrees below and at
Daveaport, la., twent degrees below.
Lafavettk, Ind., Jan. 7. The ther
mometer at 3 a. m. registered thirty-three
degrees below zero ana at 0 o clock thlrtj
The Great St- Louis IlrMge to be Made
St. Louis, Jan. 7. Tlie Olobe-Demnerat
states that it Is learned from perfectly relia
ble sources that negotiations have been in
progress for some time looking to the joint
operation of the St. Louis bridge and tun
nel property. This would in effect make the
bridge free. Concerned In it are the Gould
lines and the SL Louis and San Francisco
and east bound trunk liuess.
Railroad Machine nnd Klncksmlth Mtops
Destroyed by Fire.
St. Paui, Jan. 7. The Df;afc?rs Far
go, Dak., special sas: This morning the
Northern Pacific railroad machine boiler
and blacksmith shops were burned. Their
locomotives and a number of valuable ma
chines were consumed. The loss is esti
mated at from 5150,000 to 5200,000.
Inquest Into the II. A: (I. Wreck.
Tiffix, O., Jan. 7. The coroner's in
quest into the railroad horror will be begun
in this city this afternoon. Coroner Lep
per has notified the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road Co., through local agent Copper to
have the crews of both the freight and pas
senger trains here. The freight crew is
now at Garret, Ind.
Driven to the Willi.
New YortK, Jan. 7. John Wilson s
Sons, manufacturers of clocks, No. 13
Maiden Lane, have assigned today to John
Wilson without preferences. A3seU
S78.OO0. Liabilities about the same.
Chicago, Jan. 7. Em3t Bros.' brewery '
at the corner of Hawthorne and Larabe i
streets, was totally destroyed by fire this
morning. Loss SM.000 to S0,U00; fully '
Second 'fraalon FortyKlnth Congress.
Washington, Jan. 6. Skxatk.
Among the bills introduced and referred
was the following:
Mr. Vance To protect the morals of mi
nors In the District of Columbia.
Mr. Edmunds, from the committee on
foreign relations, reported a bill to Incor
porate the Maritime Canal company of Nic
aragua, riaced on the calendar.
Mr. Manderson brought before the senate
the case of the claim against Mexico for the
killing of Captain Emmett Crawford (in
command of United States troops in pursuit
of (teronlmo) by Mexican troops. In Mexico
in January, ISSfl, stating that a stronger
and more urgent demand for Indemnity
should be made, and Introducing the bill for
the relief of Captain Crawford's heirs. The
bill w as referred.
The senate, on motion of Mr. Mitchell of
Pennsjlvania, took up the bill giving a
pension of 33,000 a year to Mary S. Iogau,
n Idow of General John A. I.ogan, as major
general of volunteers, Mr. Mitchell stating
that the bill proposed to do precisely what
was done for the widows of (ienerals Han
cock and Thomas.
Mr. Mitchell stated that he heard General
Logan say he had been wounded five times,
and that he was undoubtedly entitled to a
pension, but had never claimed one. He
based this bill on the proposition that the
pension Is granted to the widow of a citizen
whodied from the effects of dWeaso (rheu
matism) contracted in the service during the
war. He referred to the analogous case of
the pension given to the widow of Francis
Mr. Cwllom stated that General Logan
had contracted rheumatism on the battle
field of Fort Donelson, where he lay In the
snow all nlgbt There was no question
that he died of rheumatism contracted In
the service of his country.
Mr. Sewell said that he had frequently
heard General Logan describe his sufferings
from rheumatism In the different fields of
the war. It was so patent to every member
of the pension committee that General Lo
gan's death was due to this cause, that the
committee did not take the trouble to go
farther into the subject.
The bill passed without division.
The senate then, at 1:45 p. m., resumed
consideration of the inter-state commerce
bill, and Mr. Piatt continued his argument.
After an executive session the senate ad
House. During the morning hour the
house resumed, in committee of the whole
(Mr. Crisp, of Georgia, in the chair), the
consideration of the bill for the permanent
improvement of the Erie and Oswego ca
nals and to secure the freedom of the same
to the commerce of the United States.
Some debate ensued.
The morning hour having expired, the
committee rose and the bill resumed Its
place upon the calendar. The
house then went Into committee
of the whole (Mr. Springer, of Illi
nois, in the chair), on the pensions ap
propriation bill, which appropriates S70,
217,500, being only S5,000 below the esti
mates reduction being in the Item for the
rent of offices for pension agents. With
out amendment or discussion the bill was
read, reported to the house and passed.
The house then (yeas 133. nays 77) went
into committee of the whole (Mr. Springer,
of Illinois, in the chair) on the naval reor
Mr. Henderson of Iowa, introdced a bill
authorizing the construction of a bridge
across the Mississippi river at Dubuque,
Iowa. Beferred. The house then ad
journed. OHIO LEGISLATURE.
Coi.oiiii's, Jan. 0. Senate. The sen
ate was not in session, as the committee
was absent at the funeral of Sfr. Schmieden
JlocsE. The following joint resolution
was offered by Mr. Poonnan and ordered
Whereas, The government of the
United States, in addition to the large rev
enue raised by the taxation of liquors and
tobacco, as products of general traffic, in
levying and collecting off persons engaged
In the several states as dealers in liquors
and tobacco, revenue not needed for the
support of the general government; and
whereas, such taxation of the dealers in
any state, except when In great emergen
c es absolutely needed by the general gov
ernment, should always inure to the benefit
of the state; therefore,
Kesolved, That our senators and repre
sentath es in congress be requested to use
all honorable means to secure the passage
of a bill transferring all revenue derived
from such taxation of dealers In all kinds
of liquors and tobacco and cigars for the
year 18S0 and thereafter to the several
states from which such revenue was col
lected, to be used as the legislatures thereof
Kesolved, That a copy of this preamble
and resolution be sent to to the governor,
and that he be respectfully requested to
transmit copies thereof to our senators and
representatives In congress, and the gov
ernors of the several states, asking them to
call the attention of the legislatures f
their states to this subject
The following bills were introduced:
Mr. Strickler Amending the law so as
to permit county comissloners to pay for
right of way in straightening roads out of
the same fund as grading is paid.
Mr. Matthews Amending section 723 so
as to provide that the trustees of the Sol
diers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home may re
tain females until they are 18 years of age.
Mr. Brown Amending section 8 of the
Dow law so as to provide that any munici
pal corporation which shall regulate
places where liquor Is sold, it shall be no
defensa to a violation of such ordinance
that the person charged gave away or fur
nished the liquor as the manufacturer or his
agent In quantities of one gallon, more or
Mr. Turner, to amend section U77 so
that no child of sound mind and net crip
pled, deformed or maimed and free from
all infectious or contagions diseases, under
16 years of age shall be admitted to any
county infirmary, unless it shall be an in
fant and accompanied by its mother, and
after their admission they shall remain
there until the cblldrenVirrlved at 3 ears of
age, unless the directors are satisfied that
the woman can take care of herself and
the child, and then they shall be dis
charged from the Infirmary; Mr. Turner,
making it obligatory upon school directors
to admit such children as are sent to the
township trustees. The bill is to admit the
wards of children's homes to the public
Mr. Outcalt, appropriating $25,000
from the general revenue fund for the pur
pose of building an equestrian statue to ex
President William Henry Harrison at Cin
cinnati, the money to be expended under
the direction of the governor.
Mr. Fimple. requiring that county com
missioners shall advertise for bids and con
tracts foi furnishing blank books, forms
and stationery to all county officers.
THE PRESIDENT'S COOD ADVICE.
What He Said to n Voting Man lie Had
Washington, Jan. 7. The president
received a call today from a youug man
w horn he had recently pardoned from the
penitentiary When the president saw his
card he immediately recognized the name
and directed that the visitor be shown in.
The young man said he lived some distance
from Washington, but had come here In
order to personally thank the president for
restoring him to liberty and to his family;
and also to assure him that In the future
his conduct would convince the president
that his clemency had not been misplaced.
The president treated his visitor very
kindly, and after inquiring into his past life
and future prospects advised him to go to
work and make himself a useful citizen,
adding that it Is never too late to reform,
and that there 13 plenty of room for him In
ARRESTEO FOR BASTADY.
A Leading Young prlngHelder- Arrested
nnd Taken lo Dnjtou oua irive
Yesterday afternoon ConstableJIlajes of
Dayton came to this city with a warrant for
the arrest of L. D. Petre, book-keeper of
the Springfield Manufacturing pompany,
and residing at No. 134 soutni Yellow
Springs street, on the charge of bastardy.
The w arrant was svv orn out by i promi
nent young lady of Dayton, wiiosfc name Is
not in the poosesslon of the reporters, but
it is said that she moves In thr best of
Dayton society. Q
Petre w as arrested by Constant Hayes,
assisted by Constable Vanderburft of this
city. Ho was taken to Da) tons and ar
raigned before a magistrate. He filtered a
plea of not guilty and was plac4l under
bond of S500, which was furnKSed by a
friend in Dayton, and ho was relea .
Petre lias always borne an excellent repu
tation here and has had access to epod so
ciety. The belief in his InnocenceCis very
general and is entertained even by the
court officers. Gtto. Spence, Esq., Is his
Ilegular Meeting of the Worthlngton
The regular meetiug of the "Worlhlng
ton Chautauqua Circle" was held yesterday
afternoon at the residence of Prof. McKlb
ben. No. 275 south Limestone street There
was a large attendance and the session was
one of unusually good results. Two col
umns of questions in the last number of
the C7iiut(iu?iin, on the subject of Eng
lish history, were studied and discussed,
and there was a thorough review and con
sideration of Winchell's "Geological Talks
In Geological Fields." Mrs. Ellis, daughter
of Professor McKibben, read an able and
Interesting paper on Agassiz. the eminent
naturalist Several other esaj s were also
With reference to the attaehment suits
brought against J. P. Angleberger, a New
Carlisle grocer, which were noted in Tues
days Kkpvdmc, it is due W. G.Wiillard to
say that when he purchased a hatf Interest
in the grocery, he did so In good faith and
not with any intention to defraud the cred
itors of the concern. He was assured by
Angleberger that there were no incum
brances on the stock or he would not have
gone into the firm. Mr. Wllllard desires It
to be stated, also, that, with the exception
of three da) s during Christmas week, he
has not been a clerk at S. A. Morrow's for
A Feasible Ordlnnnce.
At the last meeting of the city council an
ordinance was introduced to provide for
the weighing of coal and to prevent any
chance of short weight. The ordinance
prov ides for the levj Ing of a hxed fine for
the giving of short weight in coal and also
for the pajment to the Informer of one-half
of the fine assessed. Of all the various
plans suggested to regulate the coal-wolgh-ing
matter this seems to be the most feasi
ble. The idea originated with Councilman
E. T. Thomas and he had the ordinance
Denth or Henry Cozier.
This (Friday) morning Henry Cozier,; nn
old and highly respected resident of Mad
HIver township, died at his home aboutfiv e
miles from the city on theltehert pike, near
the Center school Iiou.se. Mr. Cozier was
64 years of age and had been suffering for
some time with a complication of diseases.
He leaves a wife to mourn his loss, but no
children. The funeral will occur on Sun
day at Enon. the friends meeting at the
late residence of Mr. Cozier at 10 o'clock
The 'pw Arcade Hlory.
O. S. Kelly yesterday employed Archi
tect Cregar to draw plans for the new story
on the Arcade. It will add sixty rooms to
the building. The story will be of pressed
THE NICARAGUA CANAL.
8ynnpsls of Hill Reported by Kdmund.
Washington, Jan 7. The hill reported
by Senator Edmunds to incorporate the
Maritime Canal company of Nicaragua pro
vides that the compan) 's affairs shall be
managed by eleven director-, citizens of
the United States and Nicaragua, and that
the tolls shall not exceed 52.50 per ton of
freight; that the United States may exercise
such control "over the canal as is Jnot incon
sistent vv ith treaty obligations, and that
power to alter, amend or repeal the act
shall be reserved to congress. The report
accompanying the bill says that It Is in the
highest degree desirable that this transit
should be under the Influence, if it can not
be under the control if the United States.
Looking to the large benefits not only to
the United States and the Itepublic of Nic
aragua anil her sister republics, but also to
the commerce and inter-communication of
the whole sisterhood of civilized govern
ments on the globe, the committee reco
mends the passage of the bill in the hope
that the resources and enterprise of private
citizens of our country may be enabled to
accomplish this great work, even if our
government Itself Is not yet ready to under
Horrible .Htat of Immorality Disclosed In
the County Infirmary.
Akuon, Jan. 7. George Keck, for
many years assistant superintendent of the
County infirmary, was arrested yesterday
on an affidavit of Superintendent Hamlin
charging him with being the father of a
babe jnt bom to Ellen Towner.agetwenty,
an inmate of the insane department This
is the second child born to Ellen since she
has been in the Institution. Keck is a
married man with six children. He denies
the terrible charge, and at the hearing
Saturday morning promises to make some
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WORSE.
A Suburban Train Crashes into the Sleeper
of au Express.
Chicago, Jan. 7. An accident happened
on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail
road Cthis morning, near Downer's grove,
fourteen miles from this city. A suburban
train that was follow ing close to the express
crushed Into the sleeper of the express,
the latter being stopped by a freight w hgje
engine had giv en out No one was seri
ously hurt and the only injuries were those
received by Itily Cronk, the news agent, and
Conductor Williard, of the suburban train,
who were slightly hurt.
THE CZAR'S ALARM.
Urgent Orders to Htilld Forts on the Aus
trian Frontier Casus Relli.
Vienna, Jan. 7. Intelligence comes
from Warsaw, that the Hussian war office
has decided to construct more forts on the
Austrian frontier, to be commenced at once.
Constantinople, Jan. 7. The Sultan
has intimated a desire to ally himself with
England, believirg it would be a false step
to act with Ktissia. Correspondence on the
subject is now in progress.
STEELE GETS IT-
TheCungretutiunal Contest from Indfona
Washington. Jan. 7. The House m
mitteo on elections etenlay unanimously
decided in the contest case of Kidd vs.
Steele, of Indiana, that Steele was elected
and should continue to hold his seat. Mr.
Steele is a republican. His home is at
Evidently Xot Thought Guilty.
St. Louis, Jan. 7. Fotherlngham's bail
was reduced from 520,000 to 81,000.
First Steps Taken ia the Investigation of
the Street-Oar Acci
dent. Engineer Mike Mine Fined tor Kunnlne
tils Trill n Fnster than Mix Miles an
Hour Full lteport of the
Irocecdtngs 'in Court.
Mayor's court oienedvesterday afternoon
on a scene of unusual interest When his
honor entered Ids court room there were
present Hon. H. II. Poppieton, of Cleve
land, general attorney for the C. C. C. I.
railroad romnanv: General Kelfer. F. M.
Hagan, Oscar T. Martin. Bowman A Bow
man nml tin rllv solieltnr. This distin
guished array of legal talent hail come
together, some to participate In the cases
against the conductor and engineer of the
KEMOI.ISHKIl THE STRKKT CAlt
on the seventh of last December, the par
ticulars of vv hich catastrophe the Kkpuumc
readers are already familiar with, and
others to observ e the developments which
the testlmon elicited on the trial of those
At the outset .Mr. Summers in behalf of
the city stated that, inasmuch as the' ordi
nance which prohibited the running of
locomotives and cars at a greater speed than
six tulles an hour within thecoporate IlmiLs
of the city and in accordance with pro
visions of which the affidavits had been
framed, contemplated only those who had
charge of the engine at the time of the
accident, anil that the conductor did not
have control of the engine, and was
not guilty of any negligence, if there was
any negligence, he would ask that the
suit as respects the conductor be dismissed,
and said he was ready to go to trial upon
the atlidavit filed against Michael Nine, the
engineer. Mr. Poppieton, who appeared
for Mr. Nine, stated that he was
ready, and the major ordered the
clerk to call the witnesses. From the number
of names called it seemed that. Instead of
an ordinary trial before a committing mag
istrate, a six days' controversy was about to
be e itered iiikiii, but the sequel shows that
it was a case of "thundering in the index."
The first witness called In behalf of the
city w as Officer Norton. He testified that
lie made the arrest of the engineer and the
conductor at the time of the accident just
as the engine reached the Center-street
crossing, and that he hied the affidavit
against Nine. He did not see the train pass
Limestone street and could not say how
fast it was going.
Win. -'. Huffman, the next witness for the
city, said that when the accident happened
he was standing on the west side of Lime
stone street, just north of the railroad. He
saw the train coming and jelled at the
street-car driver, w ho gave his mules a
coitle or cuts.
and at that instant the car was struck. "I
started then and followed the train, run
ning down the track, and tried to
get ahead and cross the track, but
I could not do It and I slapped
at the alley right at the Arcade HoteL"
He said lie was coming from the south and
crossed the C. C. C. Ar I. track before the
train which he saw coming arrived at
Limestone street He could not tell how
fast the train was going In miles, but he
knew that he could run for a short dis
tance faster.than'slx miles aqjiourjuid tie.!
cuuiu nut Keep up wiui ui&i iraiu. lie
thought he could walk six miles an hour,
but he did not think ha could keep that
speed up a great vv bile.
Mr. Poppieton objected to the witness
stating how fast lie could run. as the ques
tion to determine was how fast the train
was going and that the speed of the witness
was not germane to the matter.
The solicitor was of opinion if it was es
tablished that Mr. Huffman could not run
as fast as the train was going at the time
the fact that he could run at a greater rate
of speed than six miles an hour was the
that the nature of the case admitted of, and
the mayor thought that that was the correct
view of the matter. On cross-examination
the witness said he was standing at the bill
boards on Limestone street and could see
the tralu coming about 300 feet up the track.
near the old Elbow factory, west of Spring
street; that when It got to the crossing it
knocked the street-car from the trick; that
lie heard the crash, that it did not knocK
the strett-car clear from the track, but
dragged it along, and he started after the
train, running alongside of it and looking
under it to see w hat had become of the
street-car. and lie could not keep up with It
to save his life. On being questioned as to
his speed, the witness said lie was not a
racer and had no record.
George Caldwell, the next witness, said
he was a railroad man; had been a freight
conductor and had mil an engine. He
thought the train was running atthe rate of
twelve miles an hour.
On cross-examination he said he was
standing In front of the U. S. express office
and heard the train coming, that the bell
was ringing and the engineer had the
The witness admitted that under the ex
isting circumstances the condition of the
track, et-.. If the train was going as
fast as six miles an hour it was a good stop
to stop It within the length of Itself.
Mr. Sullivan, the last witness, said he
saw the train the night of the accident and
Ins judgment was it wa runuing at the
rate of from ten to twelve miles an hour.
Mr. Sullivan said he was a railroad man,
that he had four months' experience as a
brakeman and had wiped for two years and
On crossH?xamInatloti he said his rail
roading had been done in New Mexico and
Colorado on a construction train and that
four months' braking was enough for him.
lie met Huffman running after the train
and he ran up to notify the police.
At this point the city announced that It
would rest the case. No argument was
made by counsel on either side and the
major imposed a fine of S15 and costs upon
the defendant The sudden termination of
the case seemed to be a surprlae to those In
the court-room, and especially to sev eral
diligent attoniej-s, who were industriously
engaged in taking notes of the testimony.
The refusal on the part of the railroad
OFFElt ANV TESTIMONY
was, however, a long-headed move. The
attornej s for the railroad realized that they
were very likely to be the defendants in a
big damage suit in the near future a suit
growing out of the accident and they did
not care, iu this little preliminary skirmish,
to disclose their hand.
No evidence being offered by the defend
ants and a technical case having been made
by the city. Mayor Goodwin, of
course, assessed a fine, which,
together with the costs amounts
to S45. It must be borne In mind, how
ever, that the mayor was not trying Engin
eer Nine for criminal carlessness or any
similar offense, but simply for violating the
ordinance which provides that trains shall
not be run at a greater speed than six miles
an hour inside the corporate IlmiLs ot the
city. Some people have exsflressed the
opinion that thetn.ivorvvas too lenient with
Engineer Nine, and that he ought to have
been veiv heavily lined and imprisoned be
sides. When it is understood that his liuiior
in the matter only so far as the violation of
the ordinance w as concerned, and that the
S15 tine and costs assessed was pretty
heavy for the offense committed, the mayor
will not be censured.
buccessf lltly Mlrpriseil.
Miss Blanche Conn, of Kizer street, was
successfully surprised at her home last
night by a number of her young friends,
and the evening was spent In social games.
A lap luncheon was served. Miss Coun
left this morning for Loudon to. Ult relative..
THE SOLICITOR TALKS.
He Kspresses nilll.elf Upon the Times and
on How to Secure a Police Court.
The Limestone street Time came out
edltorialij-, night before last with an at
tack upon the method adopted by council
to secure a police court, namelj-, the Intro
duction into the legislature of the bill
drafted by City Solicitor Summers, with
which the public Is thoroughly familiar.
The Timf said that the city was going
about n the wrong way. Solicitor Sum
mers was asked about the matter jesterday
and expressed himself as follows:
"What the Time doesn't know about law
and how to run tills city would till the two
volumes of the revised statutes. In Its
Wednesday Issue the Times says It still
holds the opinion that the easiest way to
secure a police court for this city Is to ad
vance the city to Its proper grade and class.
"It is sufficient to say that there Is no
grade or class to which the city could be
advanced which would secure it a police
court II advanced to the grade of Daj--ton
that would not give us a police court
but would leave us without a board of tax
commissioners, without power to levy suf
ficient taxes to run the city, and the water
works trustees would be elected by council
and not by the people. If advanced to the
grade of Columbus we would still be
without a police court, and If ad
vanced to a city of the first class
and fourth grade, which is as high as it Is
possible for the city to be advanced, we
would, unless with special legislation, be
without not only a police court, but without
any officers at all.
"And even if a police court could be se
cured simply by being advanced to a higher
grade, Mich advancement could only be bad
by council, after the presentation of a pe
tition signed by two hundred free-holders.
submltting.tlie question at the next regular
municipal election; then If a majority voted
In favor of an advance, the officers of the
new corporation could not be elected until
the next annual municipal election. This
delay would he interminable. If council
were a body with absolute powers, then 'Sir
Oracle' might speak, but when criticising a
body of limited and delegated powers, the
gods themselves must be advised if they
wouid not err."
AN IMPORTANT ORDER.
Advertisements of Connecting tines Blust
be Krmuved From all Pan Handle ata.
Agent Dodds of the Pan Handle, has
been notified of the following important
circular which has been issued by General
Passenger Agent Ford, of the Pennsjl
vania compan-, to passenger and ticket
agents or connecting lines, applying to all
Pennsylvania lines west of Pittsburg:
"It has been decided to clean up our station-houses
Inside and out and to this end,
n and after February 1. 1SS7. the nosting
or auvenisements ol our connecting lines,
either In frames or without at or in sucli
stations, will not be permitted. In view of
the above order I have to request that you
win piease instruct your traveling passen
ger agents to remove from our various
station-houses such frames and other ad
vertising matter as you may consider valu
able enough to warrant removal; otherwise
at the expiration of thirty days after Feb
ruary 1, 18S7, said frames and advertise
ments will be considered of no value and
laid aside without especial attention. We
do not object to a similar rule applying to
our advertisements which may seek circu
lation on connecting lines, but If you should
cause a similar order to be Issued for your
lines, won't you kindly give us thirty days'
notice before It takes effect?''
Dr. W. C. Falconer Learns of the Death of
His Urother, Who Was Killed by the
Rev. W. C. Falconer, D. D., pastor of
the First Presbyterian church, received a
telegram yesterday afternoon from Chicago,
conveying the unhappy intelligence that
his brother, Alexander Falconer, Esq., of
Flora, Ills., had been killed yesterday
morning by a train In the Chicago
stockyards. No further particulars
have been obtained beyond the first an
nouncement Dr. Falconer has telegraphed
several limes looaj-, rjui was unable to Ieam
anything addltlonaL He wired his brother-in-law.
General A. G. McQueen, of Flora.
Ills., who has gone to Chicago to take
charge or the remains. Dr. Falconer will
go on to i lora to attend the tuneral, as soon
as IU time Ls fixed.
The young man who met such an un
timely fate was a Iawer, aged about thirty'
five and unmarried. He had brilliant pros
pects of rising in his profession, and was
remarkably full of life and energy. Dr.
Falconer supjwses that he was in Chicago
on legal Dusiness at the time of his death.
The news fell with crushing effect on Dr.
Falconer's aged father, who Ls over eighty.
and to whom the death of his youngest son
will he a proround mow.
A Homicidal Manager.
The cold weather affected the gas on tl.e
stage at the Grand opera house last night,
and It shone with less than its usual bril
liancy in fact was bordering closely on the
funereal. In the first actthe scene in which
"Festus Heavysides" (E. B. Blair) and
"Percy Montrose" (John Webster) adjourn
to the lawn to fight a duel, Nate Salsbury
got off a gag that tore down the house.
v hen the pop of two pistols were heard.
the ladles screamed, and exclaimed, "They
are both shot" "Nothing of the kind,"
says Salsbury grlmlj-, "They can't see to
fight in this star-light That's Fuller
Tnimp out there killing the janitor." The
house Indulged In a united scream.
It will be remembered that John L. Zim
merman Esq. had a tine overcoat stolen
from the Arcade hotel a few weeks ago.
The police have been quietly working up
the case, but with little hope of either re
covering the coat or capturing the thief.
t mall-, however, the officers learned that
a coat had been sold to Mrs. John Uasklns
w ho keeps a second hand store at No. 200
west Main street Yesterday afternoon
Chief Walker and Officer Norton went to
the store and found that the coat was Mr.
Zimmerman's. Mrs. Haskins said that she
had purchased it of a tall, welLdressed
stranger who looked like a drummer. It
was a lucky recovery. '
The G. A. It War View Entertainment.
It is urged that all parties, who have been
given tickets to sell for the G. A. It enter
tainments at Black's next Monday and
Tuesday evenings Major Chester's war
views make an active effort to sell them.
Let them go out and stir around. There
is a genuine demand for the tickets and
those who have been supplied will experi
ence no difficulty In selling them. Parties
who wish to sell tickets may apply to Post
Commander Shewalter, Lagonda National
Toilet Net Rattle.
Last evening at S o'clock six fine toilet
sets and a lawn mower were raffled off at
Cohan & Lynch's saloon. There were 100
chances on the toilet sets, and the sets were
drawn as follow s: Horace J ustlce, of Day
ton, first prize with No. OS; Charles Kow-lej-,
second, with No. 82; James Pollock,
third, with No. 92; Horace Justice, fourth.
with No. US: Charles Kowley. fifth, with
No. 35; and John Strong, sixth, with No.
48. John Cohan drew the lawn mower
w ith No. '23.
Week of Prayer.
Fridaj-, January 7. For missions: That
the divine commission, "Preach the Gospe)
to Every Creature," may be heeded in every
pulpit and every pew; that missionarlt s
may be multiplied; that money contribu
tions may be increased; that the prophecy
may soon be fulfilled when "the dw-ert
shall rejoice and blossom a the rone." Kef.
erences: Acts, 2:29-11; Isaiah, 44: 1-S;
Matt., 9: 38-33; Horn., 11: 25-38; Is., 45;
Eecles., 11; Is., : 1-18; AcU, I0:34-4,
A SLICK ROCUE.
A Rascal I'alms Himself Off as an Italian
Artist and tteenres Money from several
Particulars have just come to light of a
bold and successful piece of crookedness.
accomplished by a nameless rascal a short
time ago. A young man came to Spring
field, representing himself to be the agent
for an eastern publishing house, which was
issuing an excellent work on German art.
He gave his uame as Lewis C'orettI, and
proclaimed himself an Italian, although his
appearance, and, at times, dialect strongl
betrayed a Hebrew origin. Corettl was pos
sessed of the most captivating manners im
aginable, and was polished, bright and en
tertaining In the very last degree. He
spoke with much artistic warmth of the
years of his life he had devoted to the stud
of art and music, and discoursed with flu
ency on the great masters of music, paint
ing ana sculpture. His voice was wonder
fully well modulated, and he had a trick of
clasping his hand and raising his half
turned face to the celling, in speak
ing of art matters. that was
particularly winning. and it won
The work for which he was canvassing
was really a meritorious one, and the en
gravlngs, binding and subject matter were
to be of the best With several Spring
field ladies deeply interested in art matters,
he was particularly successful in Interesting
them In the book, and actually succeeded
iu extorting quite a sum of money from
each of them in advance payment for the
work, which was to be delivered in 12 or 50
or 100 volumes, it Is not remembered which
The books were all to be specially elegant
as to Dinding, and were to bear upon their
cover the monogram, in gold, of the ladj
purchaser. The money was paid over for thi
books but never reached the company. Tht
denouement cam In this shape. Corettl
was constantly gushing over his musical
abilities and raved in particularly high
colored tones over the zither, which he
Insisted was the sweetest instrument ever
Invented "a small hop In appearance, but
much sweeter than the hop," as he said.
He pronounced harp "hop." One after
noon he made an engagement with two of
his lady customers to call and play opon
the zither. They waited, but he comest
not sh said. The afternoon passed and
Corettl, or "Louie," as he insisted upon
his customers calling him, failed to
put in anything resembling an appearance.
Then, and not till then, did it dawn on the
young ladies that Corettl was a deep, dark
fraud, and that they had not only been
swindled out of their money, but of their
smiles and graeiousness also. Corettl has
never been seen in Springfield since.
The young ladles wrote to the general
agent of the art publishing company, and
he promptly came on. He restored them
their money and stated that the Hebrew
Italian was a swindler, who bad played the
same game in numerous other cities, and
whom the police were after, hot and heavy.
AN IMPORTANT ARREST.
William Jennings Lodged In Jail for Car
rying Concealed Weapons.! Suspected
Ilorsa Thief and Burglar.
Assistant Chief of Police Mills and Offi
cer Gregory made an Important arrest yes
terday in the person of William Jennings.
The police have been on the lookout for him
for several days and when he was finally
captured he was lodged in jail on the nom
inal charge of carrying concealed weamns.
The officer learned that he was at Julia
Ringgold's place on the "hilt" and pro
ceeding at once to the house found their
man and placed hire under arrest A large
American bull-dog revolver was found on
his person and he was jailed for carrying
that Beally, however, he was wanted tor
a much graver offense. ' i
It will be remembered that on last Sun
day night a roan mare, belonging to Scot
Lavton, residing about three miles north of
the city, was stolen from Mr. Layton's
stable. The theft was reported to the po
lice the next morning, and at once a dili
gent Inquiry was Instituted, both for the
stolen mare and for the thief.
It was finally learned that a school honse
at or near Enon wa9 broken into on Sunday
night and that the person who entered the
house coolly built a fire (if a fire may be
said to 'have been coolly built) and passed
the greater part of the night there. Persons
passing the school house noted that it was
lighted, and also that a roan horse stood shiv
ering In front of the bouse. When the
school house was opened the next day sev
eral books were mLssing and the interior
of the building was in a disordered condi
tion. Yesterday the officers found at the
Kinggold mansion a trunk belonging to
Jennings which contained ome articles of
wearing apparel and two books, a fifth
reader and a Sunday School singing book,
both bearing the name of Willis C. Strick
land, of Enon. This Is strong evidence
that Jennings is the man who was In the
school house, as those were the names of
the books taken. It also seems to indicate
that he had Mr. I.aj ton's mare and that
he had probably stolen her. It Is thought
by the officers that Jeunings ha made a
practice of stealing horsex In this neigh
borhood and couvejlng them to points
a few miles distant where they are deliv
ered to other parties.
Jennings is a notoriously bad character
and is said to have been implicated in sev
eral disgraceful as well as criminal scrapes.
RAWLINS IS AWAKE.
He Has Introduced the Police Court Bill
and Will Push IU
Elsewhere will ba founi an anniunci-
ment of the Introduction Into the legisla
ture of the "police court bill," as it Is com
monly called, by our representative, Hon.
George C. Rawlins, of this city. City So
licitor Summers this morning received the
following very satisfactory letter from Mr.
CoLlMDl'a, Jan. fl, 1887.
A.N. Suramin. Esa.. City Solicitor. Sprtoi-
Deak Sib: I have the honor to acknowl
edge the receipt of your favor of the 5th
Instant inclosing resolution of city council
and also your draft of a bill providing for
the establishing of police courts In cities of
me second class, and beg to state that I
have introduced the bill and shall take great
pleasure in making every reasonable effort
to secure the passage of that or some other
measure that will secure to Springfield the
advantages of a police court
ery respectfully yours,
Geoiiog C. RAWtlMS.
Buckeye Club Meeting.
An enthusiastic meeting of the Buckeye
(republican) club was held last night an
unusually large number of members being
present An Idea of the rapidity of the
club's growth may be gained from the fact
that over one hundred new namss were en
rolled last night The constitution and
by-laws of the club will be revised this
week. No business of special Importance
to the general public was transacted last
night The club is negotiating for a per
manent club room, but as yet no definite
steps have been taken. The officers of the
club at present are: A. G. Bethard. presi
dent; Asa listen, 1st vice president; John
C. Parsons. 2d vice president and Mr,
Wolf, 3d vice president: Arthur Morrill.
secretary; J. L. Kidder, treasurer, and
James It Ambrose, grand commander.
There are besides eighteen trustee-..
Last Night at the Grand.
Salsburj-'s "Troubadours" plajed to a
fairly good house at the Grand last night,
appearing in the same old "Brook. There
is much Indii Idual and collective merit In
the compan)-. but the business and piece
were old and did not give the satisfaction
of their former visit. Nellie ilcllenry Is
still bright and dashing, but has grown
stout of late years, and is distinctly
(rouoieu wiui -iany uegeneration of the
voice." Salsbury U clever immensely so
when he chose, to be. but he did little
last night Some pretty new current souz
were introduced and were well received.
Prior to our Inventory, we are offering
Special Bargains at great reduction! from
formar prices in
Muslins and Sheetings,
Bjanketsand Bed Comforts,
Cloaks and Wraps,
Ia every department will be found Bar
gains worthy your attentiou.
48 AND 50 LIMESTONE ST.
N. It Special line of 10-Inch all-woe!
Dress Goods, marked down to 43c per yard.
Previous to Inventory,
"VVe fire now OiTerlnf
Shirtings, Tickings, Etc., Etc.
Guaranteed Strictly Pare.
Penna. Buckwheat Flour, Pure
Tea-Oar Young Hygoo, Gun Pow
d?r, Oolong and Japan Teas cannot be
excelled bjr anj In the eltjr.
Trj a pound of our fresh mixed Cof
fe,am'xtareof3Iiraciibo, Jra and
Floe Olives, and Ollie Oil: Pioneer
Ilrand 0nlerg a Specialty ; FreanFUh,
rounrj, uame, etc.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
18 EAST HIGH STKEET,
Fress DellTerr. Telephone 3.
DO. A. A.
ouM respectfully announce that he has
resumed (tie practice of lientlstry In tnu
clt j. omco and Residence ;
No. 185 South Limestone St,
on. j. t. Mclaughlin,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
10 WestXateSU Telephone ,