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Vri8Bl0TOK.JU 11 OhlO-
January 12, 1S8
II IS JNMNIUT
To you who are as yet short a
garment or two for zero
weather, it is important that
you acquaint yourselves with
the doings ol
JT TUIS TIME.
The year's rally of trade to
this favored spot has caused
many breaks in lots and sizes,
remnants of which are being
closed this side of stock
counting time, for so little in
money as to almost induce
you to buy whether short or
We stop a moment on over
coats, fearing that some one
of the city's population are as
yet without knowledge of the
overcoat goodness we are
dealing out at
$2 A COAT.
In our three dollar boys'
knee pant suit sale we include
Corduroy suits, with double
breasted coats, cassimeres,
worsteds, tricots, etc.
You are reasonably sure ol
the size in-one orthe -other
any day not unreasonably dis
tant. New lines in men's and
youths' cassimere and worsted
pantaloons are taking the
places of those gone before.
It s pant time, anyway.
2 3c sock stock replenished
;nd they're moving by feet
35c cent scarlet lambs-wool
socks that you'd ordinarily
pay 50c for, are a conspicuous
feature of our hosiery depart
Springfield's Only One Price
23 AXD 27 WEST Mi IX ST.
WHEN. WHEN. WHEN.
FINEST IIISIKII THE CITY.
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jxo. i east high st.
PAUL A. ST A LEY,
Attorney and Expert
SOLICITOR OF PATENTS.
S, roade Baildln
MR. HENRY CEORCE.
What Mr. Engeae Kelley, New York
Banker, Thinks About the Great
Land and Labor Reformer.
The Catholic Religion "Means fjnipathj
nml . Mil lu the Poor" rtfty Taousnnd
I'ennsilvnnla Miner Ready tostrlk.
llriilce IlreaV.ln Michigan.
Br the AjoclstrS Press.
N'r.vv Youk, Jan. 12. Eugene Kelley,
bauktr. In speaking of his refusal to dine
with Henry George, said: "1 regard Mr.
Or rge as a very dangerous man in a com
munltj like this. He Is endeavoring to es
tablish a new party and by speclojs plcad
incs. has induced good men from the re
publican party a few of Uiem to Join
lilm. and the rest of his followers are made
up of tramps, anarchists, socialists and
what-not He attack? Catholics and en
deavors to show that they are not friend
of the poor, while in the next breath, he
asserts himself as the friend of Catholics.
Then hole genius of the Catholic religion
is sjtnpathy and aid to poor."
A CAS EXPLOSION
Creates n Panic In the Chicago Heard
Trade. .. .
Chicago, Jan 12. Just bcTVWL 'lose
of the afternoon session of theokrdsof
trade Tuesday the traders in the great ex
change were startled by a terrific explosion.
An Instant later a piece of iron, weighing
probably eight or ten pounds, crashed
through one of the plate glass windows in
the front of the building, and fell on the
floor of the halL Thoughts of bombs and
anarchists flitted through the Sells" of the
excited members, and bsslnrs In the
wneat pit was unceremoniously suspended.
On investigation It was founft thatan ex
plosion had occurred in the under-ground
conduit in which the wires of the Western
Union telegraph company are laid, and the
cover to the nian hole directly In front of
the building had been blown to fragments.
It was one of these fragments which flew a
distance of seventy-five feet and smashing
through a window created such consterna
tion on 'change. The only person in the
hall who received injury was David F. Mll
ler.a member of the board, woh was slightly
cut on the forehead by a fragment of flyiag
glass. A leak in one of the gas pipes under
the sidewalk of the Counselman building
bad filled the conduct which connects a
number of private wires w lth the main sub
sj on Lasalle street, and a lineman, who
went into the basement with a light to look
for a broken wire did the mischief. The
eyebrows and whiskers of the lineman
were severely scorched, but no serious
damage v as done.
Sjeeomt Session, Slxty.sevenUi General As
sembly. CoM'siui , O., Jan. 11. Sexate.
Bills passed: House bill, authorizing the
commissioners of Montgomery county to
borrow money for the immediate relief of
Indigent soldiers, sailors and marines. Hills
introduced . To punish fraudulent registry
and transfers on herd books; amending the
law for placing guide and hnger boards on
roads near cities and villages. Resolutions
doptH ftjTespect' to -the nfemory"or
beitator N;timeieder; house joint tesolutlon
for tn-weekly adjournment is amended to
begin January 31.
IlorsK House joint resolutions adopted:
Asking Congress to pass a law refunding to
the several states and territories the rev
enues raised by direct taxation by the gen
eral government in 1861; requesting the
passage of a law by Congress distributing
to the "tral states the revenue raised
from the taxation of dealers in liquors and
Hills passed: House bill to admit chil
dren f ruin Children's homes to the tow n
Bills introduced: To regulate canal nav I
gation; making the holder of a note re
smnsible in a defense; prohibiting quall
Ulling till 1S90; requiring that persons
shall liae been examined tw o j ears for
color blindness before being employed on a
. STRIKE WITH A STRINC TO IT.
30,000 Ilard-Conl Mlneis trill Go Out, nn
IIa7letov, Pa., Jan. 12. The executive
committee of the Miners' and Laborers'
siib-div ision. Knights of Labor, which in
cludes the entire anthracite coal fields, has
resoh ed to declare a general strike of all
euiploy s eniraeed in mining and prepara
tion of coal that goes to places affected by
the strike of the New Jersey coal handlers,
providing the strikers approve of this as
being the most effective manner of render
ing them assistance. If the action of the
committee is approved by the strikers, 50,
000 of the 100,000 mine employes In the
anthracite coal nelds would stop work.
Moiliflrntlons Mnde That Will Prevent
the Importation of Coolies.
Washington-, Jan. 12. It is understood
that the negotiations with the Chinese gov
ernment, to which allusion was made in the
president's message, for such a modification
of existing treaties as will entirely prevent
the introduction of Chinese coolie labor into
this country, have just been brought to a
successful termination and that in a few
tlajs an amended treaty covering this point
will be submitted to the senate for ratifica
tion. Both the state department and the
f Chinese embassy are much gratified at the
satifactorj conclusion reached.
OLDEST HARVARD CRADUATE.
Death of Ir. Yt'ni. rerrj at the Age or 08
Enetkil X. II., Jan. 12. Dr. Win.
Terr, the oldest person In Exeter, and the
oldest graduate of Harvard college, died
jesterday morning, aged OS ears. He was
the sole sun ivor of the passengers on Ful
ton's nr-t sle.inilwi.it ride down the Hudson
rher.seventj-ninejearsago. He was grand
father of Sarah Orne Jewett, the authoress.
lie leaves two sons, one'of whom is a prac
ticing physician here, and the other, John
T Terry, was, until within a few years,
connected with the Cincinnati Onzcitc.
Death Under Terrible Circumstance.
Ibon-ion, O., Jan. 12, Charles l'ratt,
aged 5, engineer at the Kelly nail and iron
works, was killed Tuesday in a shaft-tunnel
under the works. His clothing caught
on the shaft and he was bruised horribly,
dying three hours after, two of which were
spent in the tunnel before he was found.
The 1ocd. Fund.
WasiiinotoX, Jan. 12. Mrs. General
Logan has received from William Penn
Xixon. manager of the Chicago Inter Ocean,
Ilu- sum of Sii.500 collected In Clilcaro.
I The amount of the Chicago fund now de
1 llverwl to Mrs. Logan is S13.000.
SkiifTertiic Among the Indians.
1 Chicago, Jan. 12. A special to the
TiiMtK from Fort Keogh, Mont, says: A
dispatch from Fort Shaw states that there
I is terrible suffering and privation among
I the Creek Indians on the south fork of the
bun riv er.
In .Hill Curunilngs Looie Again
Not.A! hs, Ariz., Jan. 12. It is now
learned that the value of the bullion stolen
while being transported from San Augustin
mine is S2",000. The two men arrested
have been released. So clue to the robbers
Second HettnlonKortr-nluth Concrcts.
Vasihoto.. Jan. 11. StNATh. Mr
Sherman, by request. Introduced a bill to
reimburse the depositors of the Freeduieu's
bank, ot Washington. Keferred.
The senate them at 2 o'clock, resumed
consideration of the Inter-state commerce
bill and was addressed by Mr. Coke in fa
vor of the conference report.
Sir. Cullom repeated the notice hereto
fore given by him that he would ask the
senate to remain In session tomorrow till
the bill was disposed of.
After an executive session the senate ad
HorsK. Mr. Willis (Ky ) reported back
the river and harbor appropriation bill, and
it was referred to the committee of the
Mr. Oates (Ala.), from the committee on
revision of the laws, reported a bill to pro
hibit the appointment of congressional com
mittees to attend fuuerals at the public ex
pense outside the District ot Columbia, and
also to prohibit the draping of public build
ings in mourning, except upon the author
ity ot the president. Placed on House cal
endar. On motion of Mr. Hatch (Mo.), and iu
spite of the antagonism of Mr. Willis (Ky 1
with the river and harbor bill, the House
went into the committee of the whole (Mr
Springtr, of Illinois, lu the chair) on th
bill creating a department of agriculture
On motion of Mr. Foran. of Ohio, an
amendment was adopted Increasing from
$4,000 to 35,000 the salary of the commis
sioner of labor. The committee then roso
and the bill was passed yeas, 222; nays,
It provide that there shall be at tho seat
of government an executive department of
agriculture and labor under the control of
the secretary of agriculture and labor and
an assistant secretary.
The bill to amend the act creating a bu
reau of animal industry was taken up and
debated, bat no conclusion reached.
Cold Confttacu the Iron and Caasea the
Death or Two Men.
Adriax, Mich., Jan. 12. The iron pas
senger bridge, spanning Raisin river, con
necting the two principal portions of the
village of Blissfield, ten miles east of this
place, fell yesterday, intense cold causing
the iron to contract and draw up the sup
ports. William Slack and Charles Quigley,
with a herd of cattle, were precipitated to
the ice below. Both men were fatally in
A Strangetijakeu la.
CisasxATi, Jan. 12. W. F. Butcher of
Western, W. Ta., en route to Kawas City,
last sight reported to the police that during
the day he bad been lobbed of a valise con
taining 82,300 in cash.
LoxDOf, Uls.. Jan. 12. Ten buildings
in the business portion of the village bumed
yestanlay. Loss aggregates 820,000; In
The five banking houses of this city held
elections yesterday afternoon with the fol
Springfield National Directors: P. P.
Mast. John Foo. William Dielil. Robert
Johnson and Conrad Xagel. The ditectors
organized by the election of the tol-lo4n:-
VrosWent, V. P.-M&st;'vUepteSt-dent.
John Foos; vice president, F. S. Pen
field. Lagouda National Directors: John How
ell, J. Warren Kelfer, George Spence, Am
aziali Winger, D. P. JefTeriea. The direc
tors will organize the first of next week.
First National Directors. 15 II. War
der. Koss Mitch-IL John H. Thomas, Asa
S. Bushnell and William Itodgers. Ben
jamin II. Warder was elected president,
and John H. Thomas vice president
becond atlonal I)' rectors : Amos
Whiteley. Oliver S. Kelley, Win. Foos.
William S. Wilson and W. T Stilwell.
Organization: Amos Whiteley, president;
O. S. Kelley. vice president.
Mad Kiver National Directors:
James S. Goode. Charles II. Bacon. 1 hos.
F. Mcfirew, I H. Haughey. Jacob Seltz.
Officers will be elected next Monday.
Death o( Mrs. Mary A. dimming.
Mrs. Mary A. Cuinmings, an aged and
muc!wsteemed pioneer citizen of this city,
died at noon today at the residence of her
son, James W. Camming, probate derk,
comer of Maple strevt and Clifton avenue.
Deceased was far advanced In
years and was a noble woman
She took a prominent part in
the crusade work and was always identified
with all that tended to advance the cause
of Christ and the welfare of God's people.
She w as also the mother of CapL Fmley O.
Cummlngs. The funeral will occur Friday
That Anglebarger Failure.
B. F. B'esslnger writes the ItErrnMca
long and rather incoherent card from which
the following facts are gleaned: He says
that he never had any Interest in the
Anglebareer grocery at New Carlisle until
December 23, 18S6, when Anglebarger sold
to Zorodia BlesVinger, his wife, a one-half
Interest in the stock. On December 30.
18S0, Anglebarger sold the other half to
William Williard. who afterward sold his
share to Zomdia Blessinger, making her
owner of the whole stock. Blessinger
claims that he never acted crookedly In the
matter at all.
loor Mnn's House Burned.
The house of John Vance, near Spring
hills was destroyed by fire on Friday last,
together with his household goods. The
fire occurred during the absence of the fam
ily. The loss is placed at $500, and no in
surance. Mr. v ance is a poor man and
not able to sustain the loss. His neighbors
placed a paper in circulation to raise money
and assist him. At last accounts there
were one hundred dollars subscribed. Ur
Tony I). Agostino. the Italian fruit
dealer who w as so badly cut about the face
Saturday by Tony Tagliaferro, got to roll
ing around in bed last right and burst open
the gashes. Violent secondary hemorrhage
set in and the fellow almost bled to death
before his physician. Dr. Russell, could I e
summoned. The hemorrhage was finally
checked but the Italian was terribly ex
hausted before this could be accomplished.
Miss Myrtle Thrailkil entertained a large
number of her friends last evening at her
home, 01 east Main street The following
persons were present: Misses Emma Nye,
Delia McCormlck, Ora Coe, Ella Hinlon,
Bertha HInton, Emma Shattler, Mamie
Click, Messrs. c. P. Mitchell. C.S. French.
C. French, II. F- Shaffer, W. E. Arbo
gast, E. J. Norton. H. French. C. D. Orcutt.
Associated Charities Third Ward.
There will be a meeting tomorrow after
noon at 3 o'clock at No. 71 west High
street, at which a full attendance is desired;
all the committees are expected to report
By order of Mi. C. W. Mv hits.
The W. C. T. U. prayer meeting will be
held in Tempennce hall. Thursday at :; p
in., January 13th. Business meeting im
mediately after. All the members urged to
By order of the president,
Mks. J. B. Weimv.
S. E. Cvailemi, Sec
Dave Denton, operator at the Little Mi
ami depot, will have charge of the ticket
office during the absence of Agent Sam
Dodds at Yellow Springs to attend the
wedding of his brother.
A FIENDISH PLOT.
How Murray, the Diamond Thief,
spired to Murder Chief Walker
and Detective Norria.
Foiled, He Confeanes to a llloodjnlul Sen
aatlonal Hallroad Kxprcftft Ittib- y
bery. Implicating Ills Two .,
laU and Companion!.
A startling plot to murder Chief of Police
James C. Walker. Detective John T. Nor-
rls and Mrs. William Murray, formerly Of
this city, but now residing In ColumbuS.
has Just been brought to light, and the cold
bloodedness and concentrated villainy pf
the plotters Is without parallel In the !-
tor v of Sprlnglield. A reprentative of ifR
lU.rt 111 ic worked up the case this morn
ing, and the jwirticulas of the J.
niAIIOLICAI. s( IlkMb I
are. In brief, as follows. Jl
The chief conspirator Is William Mur
ray, who is now In the penitentiary serv
ing an eight-year term ' fobnrgiiyr
anu larceny. .Murray, una isv
husband of the Mrs. 'Mi
referred to above, formerly reside
Springfield, but was sent to the penlti
tiary from Troy. He was known hereja
one of the most desperate burglars tht
ev er operated in this vicinity a man wlib
would hesitate at nothing, not eren at tak
ing the life of a fellow being. If by doing
so he could accomplish his purposes.
On the evening of Saturday, the 10th rf
January, 188B, now almost a year ago. De
tective John T. Norrls and ex-policemaa
Charley Bass, arretted Murray at the I. ilf
St W. station here on the charge of hnrrt
lary and larceny, the specific charge being
that he had burglarized the residence bf
Mrs. Boss, of Troy, and stolen therefrom
jewelry and diamonds amounting. In nil, Jo
about $1,500. Murray protested his Inno
cence, but upon being taken to Troy arpl
confronted with the evidence, he weak
ened, pleaded guilty, in order to get a HgHt
sentence, and was sent by the judga to the
FOB SIGHT TEAM.
The prisoner Insisted that he committed
the burglary single-handed, but the officers,
both in this city and in Troy, always re
lieved that he bad accomplices. Every
least thing stolen from Mrs. Ross was nj-
rorered. A few month prior to the ar
rest of Murray a series of burglaries was
committed In Springfield. Urban a and Me
chanlcsburg, the two most important being
the robbery of the residence of Mr. Gu
tavus S. Foos, of this city, on the night of
the 29th of August, 1SS5, and the robbery
of Mr. James M. Russell's residence at TJr
baua on the night ot September 15, of the
same year. A gold watch and a quantity,
of valuable silverware were Uken from m
Foos's and a large lot of very valuable jevy
elry from Mr. Russell's. It was siSpected
that Murray had also committed those bnrgs..
larles and after his arrest pressure
brought to bear on his wife and she revealo.
. . K
anwiajKflSK WEJfiJiaOi-Kas-aavtteeTPiyi VI.- tHjief-rVallcerwrotehome
went herself to Marion and got an elegant
pearl and onyx set of iewelry. which her
husbtnd had given to bis sister.
When Murray heard of this, he Hew into
a v Iolent rage and within the walls of his
cell in the penitentiary he
M VI)t A sol tmn vow
that he would, at the first opportunity,
murder his wife for revealing his secret
and would then kill John Norris and
Chief of Police Walker both
I met ot louce vv alker. both "
whom had been active in secur -
ing his conviction and subsequent
Incarceration in the "pen" and in the re- 1
covery of the goods stolen from Mr. Foos
and Mr. Russell Little attention was paid
to his threats, as they w ere considered as
no more than the Idle vaporings of a man
in a rage, but tho- threats had a deeper
significance than anybody at that time im
agined. In order te make clear the details of the
plot which has hut recently ben developed.
it is now necessary to ask the reader to go
back to the year 1S74, in order that he may
become acquainted with the 7ramitl j't
Kona of the desperate play in which Murray
was to be the chief actor.
(tne night inAugustof that year a limited
express on the Vandalia line was rushing
through intense darkness en route from St.
Ixmisto Terre Haute, Ind. The tram made
but three stops between thosetwocitles, at d
one of the stops was at I.ong Point water
ing tank, situated at a
in a strip of heavy woodland, four miles
west of Casey, III., and five miles east of
Greenup. It was a dark and dreary sot,
well calculated for the consummation of
robbery and murder. At a few minutes be
fore 2 o'clock in the morulng, the express
came to a stop at the tank to take on water.
The fireman was just about to step from the
engine, w hen two men, one on each side of
the locomotive, sprang forward from their
hiding places, and presenting cocked re
volvers at the heads of both the engineer
and fireman, ordered them to keep still and
obey their orders on penalty of their
liv es. Stepping aboard the engine the men,
still keeping ttie engineer and fireman cov
ered with their revolvers, stood like graven
linages without saying a wonl or moving a
muscle. Apparently, they were waiting
for something, and to the men who were
looking into the muzzles of the pistols the
minutes Keenied hours
Presently, the gang In the cab signalled
to go ahead, and in a firm v oice one of the
men ordered the engineer to otey the sig
nal. He refused, and was again given the
order, with a 1 admonition that he would
better obey. Still he refused, and, without
another word, the villain
SHOT HIM DEAD
Placing his revolver in his belt the mur
derer seized the throttle and In a fuw sec
onds the engine w as dashing aw ay from the
tank, draw ing behind it the Adams express
car. After running about three-quarters of
a mile the engine was stopjied. The mur
derer stepped off the engine, leaving his
companion to guard the hreman. It was
now developed that the scheme was to rob
the express car, and that while two of the
gang had boarded the engine, a third had
cut the bell-rope, uncoupled the express
car from the train and giv en the signal to
go ahead. These two men now attacked
the express car and, with a railroad tie, en
deavored to burst open the door. The ex
press messenger, suspecting that all was
not right had barred the door, and the
robliers' attempts to batter it ojien were
fruitless. Every time they approached the
door the messenger would shoot through It
at them. This he did so many times that
the door was riddled wlrh bullets.
Conductor ilimms, who had charge of the
train, discovering what had occurred, gath
ered together the train men and male pas
to search for the express car. Seeing them
coming, the robbers lied without being suc
cessful in their scheme to rob. Milo Ames,
the murdtred enginier, was a particular
friend of Chief of Police Walker, who had
worked on the mnio road with him. He
had frequently told theChkf that he feared
that stop at the watering tank, and had a
premonition tint nt some time he would be
killed there. Strangely enough his pre
monition came true
The train continued itstnp to Terre Haute,
and upon its arrival there Win. Murray
called the attention of a prominent gentle
man to the doors of the express car riddled
The scene of this strange tale now
changes again. Inst week Murray signi
fied to the oflicers of the penitentiary that
he desired to make a confession. The con
fession was made and sworn to by .Murray
before a Columbus notary public. The
confession is very long, and recites the de
tails of the exnress robbtry and gives the
runic 1 1. viis or rut. plot
to kill Detective Vorrls, Chief Walker and
Mrs. Murray Murray snys that he was not
Implicated in the attempted express rob
bery and the murder of engineer Ames but
it Is known that he precisely answers to the
description of the man who shot the en
gineer, and it is believed that he boarded'
the train that niht and went to
Terre Haute with the design of
turning suspicion from himself. Herultes
that he and two of the men implicated in
the awful work of that night had planned
to do tho triple murder of Walker, Norrls
ami Mrs. Murray. He had at odd times in
the "pen" succeeded In making a dagger.
It was about eight Inches long and its blaita
was fully livo Inches in length. In temper
ing the blade, however, he had broken
it It was bis inh-ntlon to solicit a inter
view with Detective Morris in his cell and
then kill him with the knife. Of the
OTIIKK TWO MEM,
one was to kill Chief Wajkerand the other,
Mr. Murray. The plot was formed in
July last, and the 111111 who was to take
Walker's life was in this city at that
It has been learned that he was just about
to shoot the Chief mm nl.'lit, but was pre
vented by another man, who accidentally
appeared on the scene. He who was
to do away with Mrs Murray weak
ened and so. for fear that he might
turn state's evidence, the plans of the other
two could not be carried into effect- Both
of Murray's accomplices are now In the
west one lu St. Louis and the other In a
Dakota mining camp. Detective Norrls
left this morning to get tho St. Louis man.
of Murray's confession Is thought to be
to shorten his term in the "pen." but his
prospects are not very bright Detective
Norrls hxs the affidavit and the knife and
they vM bo interesting evidence.
iO" FATHER'S LAMENT.
McOmran Writes About Ills Son,
Who "Was Raised Ilrtter."
Miorttime ago, a young man named
IcGowan was arrested for robbing
IJ?'WSvj.2MfSCOrli Vl!nw,n f ft. Xfatl
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to the young man's parents at Cbambers
bnrg. III., and this afternoon received the
following pathetic answer :
CiitMDEKsnuto, Jan. 10.
Totlic Chlct ot Police. SnrincAeld. O .
The sad new s has come to me ot my poor
boy being m your custody. I sent him out
there thinking he could do better at his !
trade tUan here. Little did I think he
would be guilty of sucli conduct for he was
raised better. I always tried to keep the
tear 01 viuu iwioie 111s ejr-j. nai niraw
,m totlisirrace liimlf and family 1 can-
not sa- 1 am a ikht man-have given
nearly four years of my best life to my
country. I am now suffering and have been
ever since the war. Oh, my poor boy! Did
I evtr think this of him Save him if you
tan God help you If I could 1 wotdd
pay tenfold back, as I have not the means.
Oh, the sorrow of a mother's and father's
heart who havetritsl to rai-sj their children
in the fear of God I well know that the
I ivv must be executed, but surely there is a
ditTireiice between an old offender and a
I yonng boy. I say again, save our boy as far
1 as you cm, and I trust God will interfere in
his behalf. He kind enough to let us know
what will be done. Youn truly,
Svmi hi. McGow v..
Lights o I,ondon nml slinmn, O'ftrlen at
the t.rand lliiit Week.
Tonight and tomorrow night at the Grand
opera house, the well-known and ever-popular
drama, "Lights o' London," will be
presented by the most lsiwerful company
that have yet produced it. They brum
their own scenery, all of which is trom the ,
hni-h of therelehrat.sl metron.1l1t.1n i.nlnl-r ,
Marstou the most eminent of scenic ar
tists, a'ld it is said to outshine in grandeur
and beauty all of his previous efforts.
ll VMls o'lll'.IKV VI Tilt OIUMl
The Ereniiiy tfuf. Nelson, New Zea
land, sjieaks as follows of Charles Verner.
w ho is to be at the Grand Saturday after
noon and evening, January 15, and present
for the fust time in this city "Sluuius
O'Brien, the Bould Boy of Gle'ngall" :
"Last night witnessed a perfect ov ation
to the universal favorite and sterling Irish
comedian, Mr. Charles Verner, a just trib
ute to his brilliant talent and merit The
programme was varied and attractive,
fairly teeming with gems fully relished by
the popular taste. Every now and then
there was a pleasing variation by Mr. Ver
ner, whose Irish drolleries caused the hall
to ring again with the laughter of the
amused audience. For comicalities of tills
description. Mr. Verner beats any one we
have heard ill Nelson, anil his performances
and witticisms possess the great rec-ommen-dation
of being entirely tree from anything
Remember the matinee Saturday after
noon at 'i p. 111. for ladies ami children.
IMsclple of Christ.
Alexander Campbell commenced a plea
for a return to apostolic Christianity a little
more than fifty years ago. In this time the
disciples of (Jurist have had a marvelous
growth in the Cnited States, numbering
now not tar from 700,000 members. In the
last United States census they are placed as
fifth. In iMimt of numbers, among the Pro'
estant bodies of tltls country. Their an
nual increase is now from 30,000 to 50,000
members. They have home and foreign
missionary societies. In foreign lands they
have missions iu England, I)enmark,Francc,
Turkey. Japan, China, and are commencing
work in l'irsia. In this country they have
two orphan schools, forty-two schools, col
leges and universities, one widows' and or
phans' home they publish one quarterly
magazine, eight monthlies, fourteen week
lies, besides eleven Sunday school papers,
and have considerable literature in tracts
The unparalleled success of this people
seems to be in their devotion to the stiulj ot
the scriptures rather than to dogmatic the
ology, their adherence to apostolic methods
rather than to Imitations and innovations of
later days, and specially to uniqueness and
sSmplioty of the divine creed of the church,
w hich Is: that Jesus is the Christ, the son
of God. On tho profession of tills truth
they baptize persons and then teach them
to add to their characters all Christian
graces and v irtues. Mr. Wilcox, of Cleve
land, w ill conduct a series of meetings
week-day nights and on Lord's days during
this month, in Springfield, at Temperance
A DEED OF KINDNESS.
The Kind of Charity that Appeals to the
Human Heart and is Hot Sung in
Praise by the World.
A hprlngtlelil tlrnrer' Humanity to an Un
fortunate Turn!!? The Weather Hit
ter Cold A Man's Solemn and
A well-known and leading grocer of
south Market street had an adventure bun-
day night that is wortliv of rcjictitloii for a
number of reasons. Chief among these Is
the fact that it demonstrated the grmser's
kindness of In-art and readmessof resource.
Sunday night will be ioiihhIhtmI as bit
terly cold- oniMjf the most severe nights ot
the recent fngiil snap. nr-sim; the rail
road tracks at Market street alxmt 1 1 o'clock
on his u.n to his home in the south end.
the grocer c.une upon a group of four peo
ple, quaking with the cold, at their wits
eail and almost perishing. They were a
man. his wife, with a babe not yet out of
long clothing, and a sturdv little baby boy.
The woman was a frightful cripple ami
could only make her way feebly along by
the use of a crutch- It was afterwards
learned that she was bent almost double
from rheumatism. They live in the ex
treme southeastern part of the city and had
been to Osborn, where the woman Is
taking medical treatment They had missed
the earlier train up, and the man had not a
cent In his pocket to procure transportation
from the depot The street cars had all
stopped running for the night The chil
uren "vere moaning pltously In the cold,
the man was helpless. To complicate the
situation the poor woman was en ciente and
had been in a delicate condition for seven
The groce- is a humtne man. The situa
tion was not a heroic one a Ixme woman,
two helpless bales and a distracted man.
It was not the kind of charity the world
hears about and applauds; but the grocer
helped them. lie picked up tho older child
in his arms placed the babe in the man's
grasp, and thus allowed the woman to use
her undivided strength in getting up the
steep hill that confronted them. It was a
woeful tax on her strength, and it seemed as
if at one ti me she w ould sink on the ground.
The grocer, meanwhile, kept the poor.
thinly -clad child In his arms from freezing
by blowing his warm breath Into his neck
and bosom. At length the woman said she
could go no further and leaning up against
a tree began to sob piteously. The grocer
took the other child, and told the man to
help his wife. The novel procession again
started and made better progre. When
tliey came opposite the grocer s home tn
the south end an aristocratic neighbor
hood, by the way a thought truck him
It was a long distance yet to the peoples'
homes. Why not take them at least the
woman and children In his delivery
He acted on the idea. In a short time
the wagon was d:aw n out of the stable, the
babes and their mother lifted lu, and with
the grocer himself pulling in the
shafts and the man pushing, good headway
was made on the most novel delivery
trip of Its career. The woman and children
were soon housed and the mail helped the
grocer back with the wagon. As they were
pulling it In, the grocer turned suddenly to
the man and said sternly:
l'Tu sqnijjtlnies g?t drunk, don't, jrou?"
"I you I do so-HPtlmes" stammered
the man confusedly and with down-cast
WelL" said the grocer, "you profess to
wish to re.urn my kindness. Do so by
promising me never to touch another drop
Tne man t,rew nimself up to his full
height uncovered his face, and raising hU
face and his right hand, to the black and
freezing sky, said solemnly:
"So help me God, I never will."
Little Dolne In the Halls or Justice The
Grand Jury Dolnyed.
The January term of court Is not moving
with very particular rapidity and little is
being done that means new s to the public
Judge White w as very' busy with miner
business all y esterday afternoon, but noth
ing of importance was disposed of. Some
cr-piirtc business In the Evans cases was
The slander suit of John II. Blose against
William Diehl w as argued on demurrer.
The damage suit of J. T. Rldgely against
the Globe Printing and Publishingcompany
was continued to awa.t the result of the
criminal action against Mr. Ridgely for mis
conduct in office.
The case of James T. Thompson vs.
Jenuiah Griffith was finally settled in com
mon pleas this morning. The case had
almost became a Jarndyce vs. Jarndvce
Raudolph Colemiii E-q , and James John
sou, Jr. Esq., represented the plaintiff and
defendant respectively. The papers in the
case vv ere lost aboqt three years ago, and
each attorney intimated by innuendo that
the other vv.is responsible for their dlsap-
I1""1 ".c "" "." ""cl """fcc, "'
there were sundry winks and nods and
shrugging of shoulders which left the con
clusion unavoidable. The case had gone
over for countless terms and the jury
had been brought back about
four times to hear it Judge White got
tired of the whole thing this morning and
threatened to order the case to trial to the
jury without the papers. The attorneys
thereupon held a consultation and agreed
upon a judgment of 5 -2 in favor of the
plaintiff. During the excitement incidental
to the decision somebody earned off Law
yer Coleman's Sti Dimlap hat and he had
to wear somebody's plug-uptown until he
could buy a new one.
The petit jury was discharged until Mon
day morning, as all cases on the docket for
the rest of the w eek are cases for the court.
The grand uiry Is not getting along rap
idly. The aged mother of Captain Finley
O Cuinmings and Probate Clerk James I
W. Cummiiigs, who lias been quite 111, was !
Uken worse tins morning, and Captain
Cummiiigs. who is a talisman on the grand
jury, was sent for. and the jury could not
proceed during his absence.
Superintendent Louis Barr, of the
county intirmary, at I.aneaster, O., came to
Springfield today to look into the case of a
destitute woman named Mrs. Meranda, liv
ing in one of Mike Welsh's arcades Her
husband Is a railroader, and was compelled
to leave her and the children In very desti
tute circumstances while l.e went In search
of work. She applied to the Associated
Charities for assistance, and as she belongs
at Lancaster, the matter was reported to
Superintendent Barr. He returned this
afternoon to Lancaster to satisfy himself as
to Mrs. Meranda Monging there, and if he
rinds she does, will return to get the family .
Mnrrlnge nt letlow Springs.
At 1 o'clock this afternoon, Mr. John
Dodds, l'an Handle ticket agent at Yellow I
Springs, and Miss Aliie Hobm-sin, a promi
nent mid talented young ladv of the same
village, were married at the bride's resi
dence on High strict Yellow Springs.
Hev. Dr. J. G. Carson, of the Second United
I'resliy terian chunli of Xcnia. olhciated.
The wedding was pleasant affair and Mr.
and Mrs. Dodds start on the voyage of life
under a smiling sun ami favorable breezes.
Ticket agent Sam DihUIs, brother of the
groom. Mr. and Mrs. I). C. I'litnam, Mr.
and Mrs. Wise, and Mrs. Nobles attended
On account of the continued interesting
meetings in the churches, the meeting of
the Bushnell C. L. S. C, set for Thursday
evening, has been postponed until further
Olten Last Mxlit by the Ills; Six Hand
to a Crowded Hous at Temperance
Blustery and disagreeable as was last
evening between 7 and 8 o'clock, and not
withstanding the meetings In the churches,
and counter attraction. Temperance hall
was rilled with as nice an audience as ever
gathered together under similar circum
stances The drawing card was the Big
Six band. It takes but little coaxing to g t
the people to come to hear this
famous band make music They
know they can get no better any
where. Indeed it is wonderful th amount
and quality of the music those six horns
ran make. At St Louis last fall l!i.- iiig
Six baud came in u.rect competition w"''
bands fv Ice -and tloic the n-"berof in
struments and vvc- able to claim the vic
tory over nearlv all of t lem.
Last night was 1:0 excet u i Th" audi
ence was delighted, and few Indeed were
thu auditors who le't betore tne last note 01
Old Hundred wassounded Tlieprogniiiipe
was well received all the way tuiojh
Possibly the only disappointment was tl at
Professor Keising did not give one of his
exquisite cornet solos. In the quartettes
Hi 11 Barton played the soconcl . ui.iet.
Nearer My God to Thee" rather to h
palm. If any one number of the prtc-iumte
is to be mentioned over its fellows. The
following is the full programme as ren-1
rHT 1 I
LpilcsJtep "Mvln Joslvn" Pete
vicdley- 'lUge In Ireland" Bojcr
Overture- (ugpnitt-i Mejerbeei J
ijmrtel. , . f
Concert .,..iz - .ri. .- . 1
Nearer Mv lot to In
Overture "A niiuiieL
Overture"! risen. Iratam. fm'
sinarieita ,rs. ,.
Old Uiadred IVte
The recelpU for the ev Mug who quite
handsome. Many, however, attended who
held season tickets. The next lecture in
tho course will iv giveii by President . A.
Ort, D. D.. of Witti-nber i-.ll-ge, in abiut
two weeks, sublet and date to be announced
tn good time
Jleetluc or the Executive Itoird of the
Ohio Division, L. A. IT. Captain Klrk
patrlck,ns's All Bigot-"
The official board of the Ohio division of
the League of American Wheelmen met in
Mansfield yesterday afterrioon. Mr. T. J.
Klrkpatrlck. of this city, who Is not only a
member of the board, but also prominent
among wheelmen all ov er the country, was
present The board was tendered a recsn-
tion and banquet by the Richland Ramblers,
me Jiansneiu orancn of tne L. A. W. Af
ter a line programme had baen rendered In
the Richland Rambler's club room the uartv
adjourned to Geddes's cafe, where the fol
lowing programme was observed:
1 Club quartette "Our Sweethearts and
Wives at Home "
2. Supper Everybody.
3. Tsast "The League of American Wheel
men In "97." by A. A Ueaaetf. of Cincinnati.
Toast "Oar League lladgs and Unl
form." by Dr. C. II tlrlffln. oflUveana.
5 Toast "The Ohio Division tn VKO," by
Frank M Smith, ot Portsmouth
. Toajt-"k!rkpatrlek. Re's All Bight" by
A. P. seller. Mansfield
The board went Into business session and
completed arrangements for the state tour
nament which is to be held in Mansfield
next Julr. Before the board adjourns the
state Is to be redlstricted and some changes
luade In tEecoiulitutiou and "by-laws:
Following are the delegates who were
present: James R Dunn, president Mas
sillon; George S. Atwater. secretary, Jlas
sillon; T. J. Kirkpatnck Springfield: Dr.
J. U Boger, Findiay; Colvin B. Brown.
Cleveland; Lew . Snow, Garret tsvi lie,
Charles J. Krag. Columbus: D B. McMul
Un. Denuison; Frafr. M Smith. Ports
mouth; Walter II. Aiken. College Hill: W
P. Harmony, Sidney: George E. Crane.
Kenton; A. P Seller, Mausheld, Frsnk II
A DRUNKEN MAN'S AUDACITY.
Dive Ma1tn floes to Pollcs Headquarters
Too roll for Utterance IiiticteU for
Last night Jast after ponce roll-call, Dave
Martin, a well-known colored man who has
figured more than once In police court stag
gered up the stair-way into police headquar
ters He was so far under the influence of
liquor that he could not talk plainly and he
mumbled and staggered about the marshal's
office in a most disgusting way. He had
gotten Into the wrong pew, so to speak, but
did not realize his mistake until Officei
Norton stirted down stairs with him to ti
patrol wacrrn whicu had been summoned.
Wbatcouid have induced him to go to po
lice headn Tters b pa-t finding out Mar
tin was 1 I' station house on the
charge 1 unkenness.
It w ill be remembered that Martin Is one
of the men implicated ip the simon Coonev
perjury case. He w ks, as a blacksmith,
for the lirm of Sise i Devitt 1 ' si op i
at No. '1 north Center sire. I 1 -.re.1
that he was induced, for . lt.ii o clO. to
appear in the police c-o.irt tnd sw ,r th t
he was not in Simon C 11 v's salcon on a
certain Sunday, when in reality he was
there. Officer Norton a -k-d up a case ik
perjury agalns; im and it is said tint the
present grand j y lias alrc-oui lound an In
dictment against him.
NO COUNCIL MEETINC.
Hut Tl.t.ru Was o Pressing Fluslness on
There was no meeting of council last
night, simply from the fact that ten mem
bers did not show up at the same time. The
tenth man. Mr. Michael, did appear at
about 3 o'clock, but Councilman Thomas of
the Second Wanl had tied. When the town
clock struck S, all beat a hasty retreat.
w ithout ev er entering the council chamber,
w here City Clerk Shewalterand Sergeant-at-Arms
Gelwicks held unmolested sway. The
president and vice president w ere both ab
sent There did not seem to be any great
amount of pressing business, or probably a
greater endeavor would have been made to
secure a quorum. Of coute, the ever prt
sent newspaper scribes w ere on hand in full
The feat of a Ilee Line Freight Car llroken
and Considerable Merchandise lie- j
The news jast became current today that j
a Bee Line car, lying in the yards here, was
broken Into last Friday evening and consid- j
erable goods abstracted. The car was In f
transit and none of the goods were intended i
for Springfield merchants. The car was
sealed and the seal was broken, so that the
crime is burglary. Three butts of tobacco,
twenty-three pairs of Arctic overshoes, one ,
box of scented soap, and sixty -three bars'
of soap out of another case, were stolen.
llrllllant Hebrew Wedding. I
One of the mast brilliant weddings that
lias occurred In local Israelite circles for
sometime, will take place this evening in
in the marriage of Mr. Abraham Morgan-,
roth, a leading young merchant of Belle-j
foiittiae. and Miss llattie Kaufman, the I
rehned and accomplished daughter of Mr j
M. Kaufman. The ceremony will takej
place at the bride's residence, on north .
Limestone street and a reception, supper j
and ball will be giveii afterward at the St
James. About all the Israelite society of '
this city will be present. Besides guests
from Bellefontaine, I.on!on, Urbana, Cin
cinnati, and Anderson and Richmond. Ind.
Maine Albln, keeping a house of ill-fame,
was fined S10 and costs; Lizzie Bowman,
one of her jours was rlned St and costs,
Chas. Mayer received SI and costs for dis
orderly eondnet and Charles Dailey, S3
and costs for loitering.
4 AS'U . LIMESTONE !
Linen Damask Fringe Bolder C.oth, S-4
to 1J-4 lengths.
Linen Damask Bleached Cloths soft ami
heavy make, 3 4 to 12-. The above go-is
were received too late for our holiday sale;
wliav marked them at reduced prices
that will move them quickly: prices rang"
from 31 50 to 2.1 for IU. They ale
positively the cheapest line ever opened in
3-1 Bleached Damask Dinner Napkins at
Si equal to any Si '.0 Napkin in thlscily
ineariiel anu l nbleac.'ied . ij.iliis, vj
(xt dozen and up
I.00111 Dvmasks, lie hi St per yard.
Bleached Damasks. 40c to il.
Towels of all grades; the best, largest
and handsomest ijc Towel you will find at
Linen Shwtmgs 'r wrups " ily SV.
John Brown Table Da is., ml maiiv
other desirable goods al st price.
iBlMEn & mo.
CASH AND ONE PRICE
u i u u u u u
34 and :( Sitith Limestone St.
We do not need to tell expe
rienced housekeepers that the
sure road to the domestic
felicity is by the dining room
route; they have long ago
learned the sure road to tin
But tempting viands alone
do not make a feast. Clean
ness anil order must prevail
to make the repast thorough
We can help the women ol
Springfield in that particu'ar
by giving them an elegint
Carving Cloths, D'Oylcys, Etc.
AT VERT LOW FIGCHES.
Half-Bleached Table Linen at
25, 30, 37, 42, 45, 50, 65,
75, 85, 95c and SI per yard.
Bleached Tible Linen at 47,
50, 65, 70, 75, 90c, SI.
$1.25 and $1.65 per yard.
Half-Bleachsd Napkins at 90c,
v'f $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, SI.95
and $2.25 per dozen.
Bleached Napkins at 80c,
95c, $1.10, $1.25, $1.50,
$1.65, $1.75, S2.00, $2.25,
$2.50, $2.75, $3, $3.50,
$4 and $4.25 per dozen.
All other kinds of Napery at
very Low Prices in great
Jno. McLaren & Bro.
Guaranteed Strictly Pare.
Penna. Buckwheat Flour, Pure
Teas Onr Yonng Hjsob, Kan I'ovr
der, Oolon? and Japan Teas cannot ba
excelled by anj in the ritj.
Try a pound of oar fre-h mlxel Cf
fee, a mixture of JIdiacaibo, Java and
Fine Olives and Olive Oil: Pioneer
Itrand Oysters a Specialty ; Fresh Fisf,
Poultry, Game, etc
S. J. STRALEY a CO.
18 KST HIGH STREET,
Tree Ilellverj, Telephone 13.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
0PERAT1YE DENTISTRY 1
Ha. 9 E. Main Street.
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