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VOL. XXXIII NO. ii.
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Springfield, O., 1
January 13, 1887. j
25 AND 27
FISEST RJISJSJN THE CITY.
NO. 13 EAST HIGH ST.
PAUL A. STALEY,
.Attorney and Expert
SOLICITOR OF PJLTZ2YT8.
"Mniiaw .A-read BaUdbt
PROTECT THE POOR.
Governor Eusk, of Wisconsin, Talks Very
Pointedly About the Labor
strong Indication at an Karly Kuropean
War Indiana Legislative Muddle In
the ConrU-A Cowardly Mur
der rwi of a Dny.
Br the Associated Press
Madwy, Wis., Jan. IS. Governor
Rusk, In his message, speaking of Uie labor
"An overpowering majority of the whole
people are not directly parties to the con
troversy at alL" He leclarel It was a con
tention between emploj es anil employers,
and it was a right and duty to step In and
say not only "let us hate peace," but "we
will have peace,"
Governor Rusk said the government
could not be indifferent to the welfare of
any class of citizens and it was its special
duty to protect the poor and weak against
any possible aggressions of the rich and
strong, and this especially applied to cor
porations created by the authority of the
HE REFUSED TO ARBITRATE.
status of the Mrike at Newport News
Militia Guarding Workmen.
IUcmioMVa.,Jan. IS. There has been
no riotous demonstration bj the strikers at
Newport Xews since Tuesday night Yes
terday a train with nearly 100 laborers
from Albemarle count reached Newport
News, and the men went to work moving
freight nnder tlie protection of the State
guard, a colored company from Richmond.
During the day there were 200 hands at
work on the wharves, loading three
steamers for Europe. General Wick
hara, vice president of the Newport
News and Mississippi Valley Kail
road com pan, had a talik with the strikers
and told them that they had stopped work
without cause and without notice, causing
a blockade of the track b cars and imped
ing the business of thecompan. He said
that all, with few exceptions, would be al
lowed to go to work at once if they wished
to. There was plant of work, both for
them and for the new hands put on this
morning. A striker in tlie crowd said
"General, we will not go to work one b
one. There are three men. whom, if tlie
say go to work, we will obe) and go in a
body. General mckhain in a positive
maimer: "There are no three men in the
United States who can put you to work on
that pier without my consent Ton ought
to have manhood enough not to permit an
three men to Influence on to stop work
and thus starve not only ourselves, but
our wives and children " He said last
night that any man who had stopped work
would be paid ever dollar due him, and all
who wanted to could go to work agiin. If
they did not go to work the would be made
to leave tlie premises.
An arbitration committee of tlie Knights
of Labor assembl) asked for a conference
with General vMckliam. but he positive!
refused to arbitrate.
'LET WHISKY ALONE.'
Urnnvllle Prewett Hanged I(ri Doable
Murder Committed Last August.
MoxTicitLt.o, Ky., Jan. IS. Granville
Prewett Was hanged yesterday afternoon In
the presence of a Urge crowd. The deatli
warrant was read at 12.30. At 12.35 the
condemned man ascended the gallows. He
shook hands with thoe on the scaffold and
spoke a few words, sa lug :
"Gentlemen, ou all see that I have to lie
hung. Ihave to die upon the gtiiows It
Whisky alone. That's wliat ruined me.
The crime was committed as vou heard It
Think of me when 1 am gone."
The crowd sang "Xearer. M) God, to
Thee." Prayer was said b) Rev Smith.
Sheriff Itamse p'aced the black cap on
Prewett, and pulled the trigger at 1 o'clock
At 1.09 he was pronounced dead.
He was left hanging seventeen minutes
longer before being cut down. Just before
the drop fell he gasped, "God, have mercy
Death resulted from strangulation. The
body was taken In charge by relatives. Four
thousand people witnessed the hanging.
Granville Prewett. a noted desperado of
Wayne count, K., murdered William
Buck and his sister in August, Ibse. at
Monticello: the object of the crime was
mone. Prewett was convicted on the tes
timony of the little son. aged seven, of
the murdered woman. The sister was
killed in the house witli an ax, and Buck
was wo laid in tlie woods. All the money
secured was $30.
ELECTORAL COUNT BILL.
Agreement Reached by Conferences of
Washinotov, Jan 13. The conferences
on the part of tlie two houses of congress
have reached a fomnl agreement on the
e'ectoral count bill and expect to present
tielr report today. Hie amendments of
the house to the bill are substantially adopt
ed by the conference, and the principal
changes in the text are in the nature of
more definite statements touching the ex
clusive right of the states to determine what
electoral returns shall be presented to con
gress. hat is know n as the Oates amendment
was also accepted by the senate conferees.
The effect of this amendment is to strike
out of the senate bill the clause which al
lowed the president of the senate to an
nounce the name of the successful candi
date and confine his functions to the mere
announcement of the state of the vote,
w hlch will be regarded as sufficient to in
dicate the result.
WAR CLOSE AT HAND.
Warnings aad Admissions by Bismarck
and Xon Moltke.
New Yokk, Jan. 13. The .Sun of this
morning says: We do not see how an one
can read the speeches made Tuesda) in tlie
relchstag b the greatest statesman and
Greatest general In Europe w ithnut tlie con
viction that war is close at hand
Tlie admissions and warning" b
which Bismarck and Von Moltke
enforced tlie demand for instant additions
to the German army were identical in tenor
with those utt red in tlie Prussian land tag
during the eventful spring of 18'JO. and
again four ears later In the North German
The Jturnal tlrSl. Yrcrsburojconsiders
tlie speerh of Prince Bismarck and that ot
M. Sadl Carnot at the reassembling of the
French senate as tending to the preserva
tion of peace, which, it sas, even govern
ment of Europe is tring to strengtliin and
Executive Counrll Irish JSallonM Lengue.
Cincin?ati1 Jan. 13. The executive
council of tlie Irish National League of
America assembled here esterda. Presi
dent John Fitzgerald in the chair. Tweut
five states were represented A long series
f resolutions was adopted on "plan of
campaign In Ireland, justifing it
Afflicted With Trichinosis.
Cieflam, Jan. 13 A special from
Youugstown, O., sas that Herman Don-
ker, his wife and babe, and Ids wifus
fi'her, Frederick F. Smeltz, are all afflicted
with trichinosis from eating raw jsirk
London, Jan 13 While holding a con
ference with Ixird Salinbur es tenia
afternoon Lord Iddesleigh, vv ho recent'
resigned the ministry of foreign affairs,
was taken suddenl ill and expired shortly
Second Session Furty-Jf lllth Congress.
Washinotov Jan. IS. Senate. Hills
passed: Extending the time for tiling
cl dms under the French spoiliation act:
authorizing a settlement of the claim of
Hiram Berdau for use by the government
of Berdan Improvement of firearms; rela
tiv e to renting or selling gov ement property-Debate
on the inter-state commerce bill
was resumed, but no vote was reached.
House. Conference committee on bill
for allotment of lands In sev eralty ap
pointed. BUI passed: Relattv e to pol gamy in the
territor of Utah.
Tlie anti-Mormon bill, as It passed by the
adoption of tlie Tucker substitute for the
Edmunds senate bill, makes the lawful hus
band or wife of an person prosecuted for
bigam. pol gam or unlawful con-habitation,
a competent witness against the ac
cused, and further provide for the regis
tration of all marriages, making it a misde
meanor for any person to v lolate the pro-
visionsr elauve to such registration, it an
nuls all territorial laws providing for the
identification of the votes of electors at an
election, and also all laws conferring on the
territorial courts the power to determine di
vorce cases, and abolishes w oman suffrage
in tlie territory of Utah. Penalties are pre
scribed for unlawful intercourse and polyg
amy is denned as a marriage between one
person of one sex and more than one pt r-on
of another se, aud is declared to be a fel
on. The hnancial corporations known as
the Church of the latter-da Stints and
the Pemetual Emigration Fund compaii
are dissolved; and the attorney general Is
directed to wind them up by process of
court; and all laws for the organization of
tlie militia of tlie territor and the creation
of the Xauvoo legion are annulled. Polvga
mous persons are made ineligible to vote
and a test oath Is prescribed to all persons
desiring to vote that tlie will obey the
laws of the United States.
second Session, SItT.ei nth General As.
CoLiMULS, Jan. IS Si- vtl. Not In
Hots.. Joint resolution adopted. Ask
ing congress to survey certain historic
grounds and military works in the north
west part of the state.
Bills passed: House bill abolishing dis
trict school boards aud prov Iding for a town
ship board of education to consist of one
member to be elected fr im each district,
adding physiology to the branches for teach
ers' examinations; changing the manner of
giving out assistance to certain indigent
soldiers so as to protect their families; al
lowing girls to be retained at the Soldiers
Orphans' home until eighteen ears of age,
allowing the public prhlter to use nonpareil
Instead of brevier in the marginal notes in
the revised satutes.
CAUSED BY JEALOUSY.
William Agnew Murders Ills Wife with
Mt. Hoi li, N. J.. Jan. 13. A week
ago Wm. Agnew, of ralmyra, went home
from a ball with his wife and, after a few
words, picked up a rocking chair and dealt
her several murderous blows on the head,
crushing in her skull. He then
carried her up stairs, to bed and
she died' ".that night Since then
the? body has lain in tlie room undiscovered,
and Agnew remained about the house and
slept in the same room with the iimrdertsl
woman until yosterday, when tlie body was
discovered. Agnew has confessed, saying
he committed tlie deed while drunk, aud
that he was prompted by jealous.
The Indiana Legislative Muddle Becoming
Imh vvapoi is, Jan. 13. In the circuit
court this morning, in the application tiled
b President Green Smith, of the senate.
praing for an injunction restraining Lieu
tenant Governor Robertson from performing
the duties of his office, the attorney for
the latter, moved for a continuance until
after the adjournment of the legislature.
Judge Aers overruled the motion and
gave Robertson until tomorrow to answer
THE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Hon. W. I). Hill denies the report that
lie is an applicant for a judgeship In Da
kota. There are indications that Erastus E Pot
ter, a labor agitator, w ill be elected to the
I. S. senate from New Jerse.
Russia Is again reported to hav e made
overtures regarding Bulgaria that promise
renewal entente between the three Em
Mr. Smith, president pro tern of the In
iliana senate, has filed quo warranto pro
ceedings against Lieutenant Governor Rob
A spieker at the Ohio Sheep Breeders'
association said that western farmers tavor
a tariff on wool, and want no free trade in
The sentiment of the Austrian govern
ment and of the French press regarding
Bismarck s utterances is. that his intentions
Goschen lias Issued an address to his
electors, stating that he is still a liberal.
but that the danger to the united King
dom calls for action independent of part
lathe Indiana legislature a bill was in
troduced which provides for the appoint
ment b the governor, of a civil service
commission, die main features of which
correspond w ith the Pendleton bill.
Mrs. John Gibson and her daughter. Miss
Edith, and Master Charlie Gibson, left this
morning for Jacksouv ille, Fla. Miss Edith,
who was Injured in the street-car act ident.
is almost helpless, and had to be carried
from the carriage to the train. It Is hoped
that the mild climate of Florida will be
beneficial to her health
Weather Prophet Drui as next Tues
day and Wedntsda will be v iolentl cold
again, as the moon changes about that time.
Unless tlie moon can be prevented trom
changing, there is apparentl nothing to do
but let her flicker.
Prof. J. J. Suuimerbell, secretary of tl e
Xorth American Christian coin ention, being
in Ohio on official business, will preach in
the Christian church on High street. Sun
da) morning and evening
Trinity Baptist church, corner of Lime
stone and Mulber streets. The Lord is
still blessing. Preaching right along ev erj
evening (ecept Saturda) at 7.30. All are
. Mr. George II. Knight Bee Line agent
at this point, left this morning for Boston?
being summoned by telegraph to the bed
side of his sister, who is daugerousl ill.
sheriff Rhoades, of Auglaize countv, was
in tlie city last night looking for A. C.
Smith, who Is wanted as an important wit
ness in a burglar case.
The sleigh ride contemplated for next
Saturda afternoon b the Wortliingtou
Chautauqua circle, lias been postponed until
A club dance will be given at the La
gonda house Friday evening. Several par
ties from surrounding cities will attend.
Mrs. Lenliart, of the Chlldreiis' Home, Is
lietter, and her daughter, Elsie, lias re-
t irucd to Granville to school.
Light llusiness In Common I'leas Till
Slonilne Trit or the Ilereut Itille
Business was ver light in common plens
court this riomliig and esterda and com
parative! little was accomplished. In the
else of James Thomas vs O. G. Pratt et a!.,
death of the plaintiff was suggested. In
the cae of Sterling Evaus et al. vs. Joseph
Griest et al , leave was granted to hie an
amended petition In tlilrt days. The case
of Rose Tune vs John Quirk w as Os-edby
consent of parties owing to the absence
from thecit of Messrs. Priugle and Raw
lins. Tlie case of (. Voiney Dorsey vs J
B. Moores, administrator, w as argued and
submitted on motion to revive the action
The case ot Clark vs Marsh was sub
mitted on exceptions to the report of the
The grand Jur adjourned over from yes
tertla noon till this morning on account of
the death of Mrs. Mary A. Cummlngs.
mother of CapL F. O. Cummlngs, one of
the Jur men. The ma get through nil
week, but it is unlikely.
Following is the full text of the protest
against Judge v hite s interpretation of
rule Ci, mentioned da before yesterday.
Judge White will conform to his original
interpretation and will so express himself
To His Honor Judge White
Whereas, a serious misunderstanding ex
ists among the members of the bar as to
liieopentioii of rule 6 of the Rules or Prac
tice of this court, and particular! Is to tlie
scope and effect of the phrase "So action
his been taken.' owing to the Interpreta
tion which has been placed thereon by the
court. The, undersigned respectfull re
piist our honor to now give such an in
teiprctatinu to said rule and the phrase
above given as to our honor ma) seem
proper, and that the rule as so luterpre
tited. be entiled on the minutes of this
court, and that the court order that the
same shall become opeiatlve fmm the data
of such entr. (New: r. Muitin,
I'M Mil h A Johnson,
John I. Zimmkiiua.s.
F C. doom-.
O B 'Ii.oit,
Bowman a. Bowxv.sr,
Hai.an a Hah in,
A II. till I I TT.
W.I I VCI- A Co I EVA'S",
COCIIIEAN A UoilCFRS.
TWO OF A KIND.
4 Kcmnrknble Wreck on the I. II. W.
at Tlffln it 4 O. Locomotive Wrecked
Cars Derailed at Kenton.
Une ot tlie most remarkable railroad ac
cidents ever chronicled happened at Tiffin
at tl 30 o'clock last evening, on the I. li. .
W. road. Tlie I. B. W. and B. A O.
tracks cross each other at right angles in
Tiffin and It was at this crossing thit the
accident occurred. I. Ii. A W. freight No
., Vtl Sl-lMlllllU, n-iiciim mt- ciossiui jiisi i
ahead of a Ii A O passenger tram and, of
course, hid the rulit of wa The engineer
of the passenger, instead of stopping his
train nft or one hundred feet
from the crossing. approached
the track until the "noso" of
the locomotive was within a couple of
feet of the passing train. As the last cars
of the freight were passing, one of them
jumped the track and was followed In suc
cession b several others The car which
was hr-t derailed struck the forward part
of the li. & O locomotive and knocked it
gallej west To use the words of a rallinad
man who waa describing the accident:
"That car climbed right upon top of the en
glue, swinging her around as if she had
been a baby " AH the water was let out of
the locomotive, it was badi damaged in
front and the tender was wrecked.
The freight ran on to a bridge which
Crosses a street in Tiffin and one of the de
railed cars vws precipitated from the bridge
to tlie street Mow. and demolished. A
dispatch from Tiffin sas that six other tars
were derailed and wrecked.
Another accident but one not so serious,
hapjiened on tlie I. Ii A- W. at Kenton
about a o'cock last nieht West bo-nd I.
ii A W. freight No 30. second sectlon.was
backing to a level part of the road in order
to gtt momentum sufficient to carrj it up
the hill on this side of Kenton As the
train was thus backing a broken rail
was struck and six cars w ere derailed. For
tunatel nobnd) was hurt serious) and
the damage was slight The train was de
laed for some time.
Chief Walker Kecovers a Horse and
lluggy aud Captures Two Thieves.
Chief Walker did a neat act this after
noon. Earlr this morning a red sorrtl
horse ami piano-box bueg were stolen from
a hltchiiig-rack at Urbana, Ohio Tlie
theft was telephoned to tlie police lit re at 1
o'clock this afternoon, with a description of
the stolen rig. About half an hour
later Chief of Police Walker
was standing on Limestone street between
Main Mid High, when he saw a hor-e and
biug go pat whose apiearance tallied
with the description of tlie one stolen. He
ran out into the stn-et, captured the rig and
arrested the two occupants of the
bugg. In brief. It proved to be
the rig stolen, and the parties
were lodged In jail. One is "Hank"
Thompson, white, and the other. Charles
Jones, colored, aged onl17ears. They
confessed the stealing.
Chief Walker de-erves much credit for
the promptness and acutenexs he manifested
in the capture.
To be Given Monday Nlcht at the (. A.
The report that the performance of the
Messiah b the "Springfield Orpheus society,
next Monda) nights will be given at the
First Presbterian church. Is incorrect Tlie
beautiful and statel oratorio will be given
at the iciet's headquarters in the Grand
Arm hall The iierformance is given par
tuiilarl Tur assoewte members, but the
general public is invited. Admission 25
cents, prociedsto be devoted the Associated
Chanties. A large audience should re
spond as the object is worthy and the per
formance, artisticall) . will be of a ver high
Applied for n Place.
Tlie daughter of Postmaster French, of
St Paris, Champaign count, whose disap
pearance from home was published ester
da, with tlie particulars of her
father's search of the clt for
her, was seen by several par
ties in this cit Tuesday and es
terda Tuesday afternoon, a trirl an
swering minute to her description, ap
plied to Mr. J. L. Kidder at his restaurant
for a position. She offered to work for her
board until she could secure a better place.
She was a refined and intelligent-looking
girl, and wore a sealskin hat and a fur
Killed at Uowlusvllle.
Train No 6, on the I. B & W., killd a
man at Bow lusv Ille, cu the line between
Clark ami Champaign counties, at 7 o'clock
last night Coroner Bennett was sum
moned ,ind went up on No 4 this morning,
but at a late hour this morning had not re
turned The name of the victim was not
learned, and communication could not be
obtained with Bowlnsville.
A Little Girl's Leg Broken.
A little girl named Laura Colby, boarding
at Mrs. Folger's boarding-house, comer of
Factory and Mulberry streets, had a leg
broken on the Factory street hill last even
ing while watching the coasters. A heavy
sled ran into her, knocking her down and
injuring her as described. The little girl Is
the daughter of Mr. Colby, the well known
He Has Been for Many Months Making
a Business of Stealing
All the Stolen Horse. Recovered bj the
llnjton I'ollre til. Compton, 1'ost
tnaster. Under Arrest Partic
ulars of the Cnse.
Ever since the capture of Thoinas Jen
nings, Chief Walker has suspected that he
is the man who has been stealing the horses
th it hav e disappeared from this vicinity
recent!. The theor as that he stole the
horses and took them to some point below
Enon and there transferred them to some
other person, who disosed of them as he
saw lit That theor has prov ed to be the
true one. Jennings has confessed all, and
in ids confession has Implicated one Will
iam Compton. a well-known citizen of
Montgomery county and postmaster of
Chauibersburg. that count.
was made b Jennings to Chief Walker last
evening. Jennings admitted having stolen
horses from Henr Cohlentz, Scott I jj ton.
Alfred Martin and a man b the name of
Hale. AH the horses, hesaid, were taken
bv him to Montgomery county, and sold to
Wm. Compton. Compton had paid him
S30 for the Coblentz horse, $85 for the I .ay
ton hone, S15 for the Martin horse, and for
the Haley horse had traded him another
horse. From Jennings Chief Walker also
got trace of the horses stolen nearly two
years ago from George Baker and Frank
Sultzbach. These horses were in Dayton
only a short time ago, and Jennings says
he thinks he can take the chief to the place
where they now are.
While Chief Walker was worming this
confession out of Jennings the Dayton po
lice were not Idle, as they were recovering
the stolen horses with wonderful rapidity.
The story of tlie recovery is best told by
Thursda morning's Dayton Journal,
which has the following:
"The police did a wholesale business yes
terday in the recovery of stolen horses, the
detection of the thief, and as a probable
oucome the recovery of three other horses,
MAKI.NO IN ALL SIX
that have been stolen from farmers about
Springfield during the past thirty days. A
sensational feature also of the transaction
was the arrest of a well known citizen and
government official on the charge of horse
stealing. The facts are these: During the
progress of the horse auction at the Fourth
street stables, J. S. Layton recognized a
roan mare stolen from his stable on the night
of January 3 The animal was in posses
sion of O. F. Halm, of West Milton, who
purchased it a few minutes before of Wm.
Compton. of Chambersburg. this county,
for 5 1 no. Lav ton advised Officers Fair arid
Merkle. who took Compton to police head
quarters When Interrogated, Compton
said that ho purchased the animal from a
negro residing at Sprliicheld for the sum ef
Srt: He expressed a perfect willingness to
give up the animal and return to Mr. Hahn
the 5100. which lie did. Compton then
state! that he had made two other purchas
Till SMJ- JiFfllUl, a)
and gave a description of the animals.
These descriptions answered those con
tained In the 4 postal cards sent out
by the chief of police of Spring
held; describing in one case a sorrel
horse stolen (rom J. II. Coblentz on, the
night of December 7th, and a bay mare
stolen from A ll it Martin December 29th
Both of these persons are farmers near
Spriugueld. He then stated that he had
traded the sorrel horse to Martin Shearer,
of Chambersburg, and tbe bay mare wes at
the sale stables. Detective John T. Xorris,
who was present and heard the recital, sug
gested that tlie description of the negro an
swered that ot Thomas Jennings, who was
then in jail at Spriugheld on a charge of
carry ing concealed weapons, and who has
served a tirm in the penitentiary for
hor-e stealing. The chief of police ot
Springncld was immediately communicated
with by telephone and directed to hold
Jennings for horse stealing. Tlie .same
charge was aNo preferred against Compton
and he was taken to tlie station-house, hut
subsequently released on
ONI THOlsANIl IM1ILAKS BsTL.
The bay mare supposed to belong to Alfred
fred Martin was taken charge of, and then
Lieutenant Zwieslerand Detective Kirby
left for C haiubersburg in quest of the Cob
lentz horse. This animal was readily re
covered anddirought to thecit. Late In the
evening a telephone message was received
from the chief of police at Springfield.
stating that Jennings had admitted the
theft of the three horses, and also con
fessed to the theft of three other horses.
stolen lately from the vicinity of Spring
field, lie Implicated other parties In his
confession. Compton Is the present post
master at Chambersburg, and has held the
position for a number of years. He has
always bonie a good character, and is re
garded in the neighborhood as an honorable
and upright citizen. He says that lie pur
chased tlie horses from Jennings at differ
ent times, and gave the amounts paid. He
say s that he had no
know i mot on sispictoN
that the horses were stolen property, and
that his conduct throughout is Innocent or
any Intentional wrong doing. Further de
velopments in the matter are promised by
the police today.
Messrs. Coblentz, Martin and I,ayton,
were in Dayton this morning and Identified
their horses. Messrs Coblentz and Lay ton
returned on the N. Y. P. A O. train, but
Mr. Martin remained and will bring the
horses home by road.
Chief Walker learned some further par
ticulars from Jemiiuirs. but it is not proper
at this time to state what the nature of the
revelation was. Suffice it to say that some
intt resting developments may be expected
in a short time. The chief expects to take
Jennings and go to Day ton for the purpose
of locating the two horses stolen from
Messrs. Baker ard Sul zbach.
ALL ABOUT A TRUNK.
A lnu and Woman lltve a Lively Hand
to Hand right.
Last night Anton Leitchuh who resides
and keeps a saloon at N'o. 34(5 wot Main
street, had a dlllculty with his wife. Anton
beitur. it is said, under the influence of liq
uor. The quarrel between him and Ids
wife waxed warm and resulted iu Anton
taking ids tnmk into tlie residence of Mr.
and Mrs Gras, who live next door. This
morning Mrs. Leitscliuh went to Mr. Gras
and demanded the trunk and upon his re
fusal to turn It over to her a quarrel result
ed. Mrs Leitochuh. who is as muscular as
she Is determined, knocked Gras down He
recovered himself and in tlie tussle whicli
ensued he choked the woman pretty se
verely. Neither, however, can be said to
have had much the better of the other. The
police took a hand in the row and arrested
both Gras and Mrs. Leltschult.
Xow's the Chance for springtleld to Get
into the League.
Manager II. C. Fisher, of this city, is in
ri ct ipt of the follow ho.;:
vnksv ii I y , ()., Jan. li, 18S7.
Mr II C risher.suriiiKneM.Ohln
Dhvit bin '1 lie follow ing cities will send
delegates to our city the lSth Inst, propos
ing to organize an Ohio league, viz., Steu
benville. Wheeling, Mansheid, Wooster,
Akron, Columbus and Dayton, maybe San
dusky. Would like that some one In your
city attend, as a league of the above cities.
with a salary limit of fifty dollars, would
pay. Hoping to see you present, I am
L. A. Moonr.
If Springfield is to have a base ball club
this season, the opportunity now presents
Itself for somebody to go to Zanesvilleon
the 18th. Mr. Fisher is engaged elsewhere
and cannot go.
THROWN FROM THE TRACK.
Particulars of the Death of Alex. 1-alcon.
er, I-m , at Chicago.
Rev Dr. Falconer, pastor of the '"Irst
Presby terian church, returned this morniiu;
from Wellsvllle. Columbiana county, where
he attended, y esterday afternoon, the funer
al of his brother, the late VIexander Fal
coner, esq , w ho was killed In Chicago.
Wednesday, January 6th. Tlie body was
interred in the old family burial ground at
Wellsvllle and a large concourse of people
assembled to pay their last honors to the
Dr. Falconer did not learn until yester
day the particulars of the manner in which
his brother was killed. As developed In
the inquest tlie accident occurred in thi
way Mr. Falconer w as In Chicago on le
gal business, having run up from his home
at Flora, III. He was on his way to tin
ireat packing establishment of Armour A
Co., and was obliged to cross Forty-third
street which is covered with a labyrinth ot
railroad tracks. It was snowing fearfully
and Mr. Falconer had mufflers w rapied
tightly aroand his throat and head and hi
coat collar turned up. Trains were mnnine
In all directions, and in avoidim;
one engine ha faded to notice
the approach of the ether, his
hearing being less acute than usual, from
the way he was muffled up. Before h
i-ould escape the engine struck him, first in
the hip and side and then In the head
Death was Instantaneous, and the body was
hurled some distance from tlie track. Mer
eifully enough, it was not mangled or dis
figured In the least and one could not hare
told from Its appearance in the casket that
death had not been peaceful and natural.
Such was the -ad ending of the life of a
promising young man and a brilliant at
At the Grand Opera HonseThis Week.
The "Lights o' London," w ho played at
the Grand last night, appeared under sev
eral disadvantages, but nevertheless gave a
v ery "atisf actory -lerforuianco.
The company was compelled to be on the
road all day in order to reach here last
night and therefore w ere quite tired out,
aud only reached tlie cit last evening about
7 o'clock, and the perfonnance did not
commence until almost 9 o'clock. Notwith
standing the lack of sceneiy. tlie entertain
ment given was very good and highly en
joyed by the large audience present as the
frequent applause indicated.
Tbe same company appears again this
evening at the Grand, and aU their niagni-
cent scenery, which was only partly used
last evening. wiU be on the stage tonight
and should be seen by those who were not
"SIIAMU8 O BHIE.N AT THE OBAXD.
On Saturday afternoon and evening
"Shamus 0'Brlen,"which is spoken of very
highly by the press, will be presented at
the Grand opera house. The ew York
The new drama is good, even to the
tnbteaur rlmnts that tenulnate each act
It Is presented with much regard for pic
turesque effect and achieves a distinct suc
cess the features are those of the "Colleen
Bawn," "Connie Soogah." "Arrah Na
Pogue," "Rory O'More," "Handy Andy,"
and several other standard stage pictures.
In the matter of Incident bustle and legiti
mate effect the plecals among the best of
its class the wit and humor of the main
dialogue is up to the mark. .An excellent
dramatic point Is where Corney Ryan, the
"dirtny Dlaguard" claims at Father Malone's
feet, the protection of the Church from the
vengeance of a pursuing mob. Shamus is
drawing crowds and from the reception ac
corded it nightly. I opine that Wallack has
opened a gold mine or a greenback inlU.
Springfield One of Thirty Cities That Have
ot let Adopted It.
There has been considerable discussion of
late on the adoption of standard railroad
time in some of the larger cities, but of
some 2.18 cities of 10,000 or more Inhabi
tants In the United States and Canada, It Is
said that only thirty remain which have not
adopted it Springfield is one of these thirty.
Allegheny City may now be put on the
same list Just recently Allegheny coun
cils passed a resolution adopting eastern
(standard) time. This measure was not
legal until It was approved by the ma or.
and after a week's consideration it was ve
toed b him. In speaking of the confusion
caused b the clianre to old time, the Pitts
burg Dljitch saS. "It has upset the en
tire arrangement of tlie police de
partment The night officers have to
remain on duty an hour longer,
and as they are required to extinguish tlie
gas lamps before going off duty, the major
it) of the lamps must be put out before
da)break. Workiugmen in some estab
lishments go to work at the same hour as
heretofore and are consequently deprived
of twenty minutes' time.
"At the meeting of the Allegheny coun
cils this evening, an effort will be made to
pass the resolution over the veto of the
mayor. I he mayor of Allegheny holds
that only the railroad men would be bene
fited by the adoption of standard time. He
said: "The old time was good enough for
previous generations and certainly ought to
be good enough for this one." Further he
said: "1 here seems to be considerable dis
satisfaction regarding the change of time.
If the people want the new or old time they
will have in opportunity of instructing
their representatives in councils how to vote
on tlie matter.
The James Wytie Failure.
An inventory was yesterday afternoon
taken of the stock of James Wylle, the
well-known Limestone street grocer,
whose place was closed by the sheriff Satur
dry. Granville Winger, A. G. Barber and
James North were the appraisers. The
stock was appraised at $510, and of which
Mr. Wylle is allowed an exemption of $500.
The balance Is comparatively little. The
book accounts are said to be worth all of
$400. The principal claim against Mr.
Wyhe Is held by Mclntire A Co.,of Dayton,
in tlie sum of $750.
Kobe and Illanket Stolen
Between B and 7 o'clock last evening
"Colonel" Adams, who resides west of the
city, hitched his horse and sleigh in front of
Fritz Tanneeuthre's grocery.at No 616 west
Main street He entered the grocery and
after remaining there a short time went out
and discovered that some sneak thief had
stolen his horse blanket and lap robe the
aggregate value of which was Hi. N'o clue
to the thief has been obtained.
Taken With a Hemorrhage.
Benjamin F. Harblne,of Lakeport, Cala.,
who fonnerly resided at Alpha. O , a guest
at tbe Neil house, was taken with a hem
orrhage last evening, and for a while it
was feared it would terminate fatally. Rep
resentative Rawlins, of Clark county, was
called upon to draw up Mr. Harbine's will.
At midnight he was resting comfortabl).
Ohio State Journal.
Wm. Burns C. Kuqtia and John Lan-
keuau appraised the Diehl propert) on west
North street Wednesday afternoon, to be
sold pursuant to tlie order of the court in
thecaseoriiiehl vs. stine. It was ap
praised at S 1,600.
nuckeye Cluh Meeting Tonight.
The Buckeye club will meet tonight at
the usual time and place. A full attend
ance Is requested, as business of Interest
and Importance is to be transacted. By
order of the president
Filing the Loss.
The adjusters of the loss on the Ohio
Southern shop fire of last Saturday are at
work today. They are at present engaged
In fixing the loss on the machinery that
The Welding or Mr. Abe Morgeuroth
and Miss Battle M. Ksufman, Wednes
day N I lit.
One of the nio-t auspicious and elegant
affairs that has occurred In local Jewish
circles for years, was the marriage last
(Wednesday) evening of Miss HattieM.
Kaufman, a member of one of Sprlngneld -oldest
and most honored Israelite families
of his city, to Mr. Abraham Morgeuroth, a
leading young merchant tailor of Bellefon-
tame, Ohio. The ceremony occurred at the
residence of the bride's father. Mr. M
Kaufman, No 2 south Limestone street.
In the presence of a large number ot
the friends and relatives of tlie contracting
parties. The hou-e was gay with flowers
and brilliant with many lights. The cere
mony occurred in the front parlor, under
the central chandelier, which was adorned
with cedar, smllax and floral designs. Miss
Vlma Fox, of Richmond, Ind., and Miss
Fannie Morgann.th, of llellefontaine. two
lretty little mUses. acted as attendants
They were daintily gowned in white Swiss
tnd bore baskets of white flowers. Th.
ceremony was viry impressive, the Jan
"lent Hebraic form being followed. It
was conducted entirely In the Hebrew
language and introduced the "marriage
contract" signed by the father of the bride
and others as witnesses a document once
indispensable to a Jewish wedding, but now
After the ceremony the entire company
uljourned to the St James hotel, where
reception was tendered the bride and
groom, the social features of which cannot
be too highly praised. After a pleasant
season spent in this manner, the company
was ushered Into the dlning-hall to the
sound of Mendelssohn's wedding march
Here a stately banquet had been spread
Covers were laid foi sixty and the
table was beautifully decorated witl
cut flowers. The menu was very desirable
and seasoned with the good feeling and
mirth that prevailed, seemed of unusual
excellence. After the supper, the guest
lanced away the night to the sound ot
The present were almost bewildering in
their rithneks and variety quite the most
elegant that have been seen this season.
lmost ev ery conceivable article In table and
decorative silver, brici-brac, fine furni
ture, tapestries. etc., were among
the presents. Many of them were
sent to the bride and groom's future
home in llellefontaine and were not ex
The bride is a former teacher In tbe pub
lic schools and a young lady of the highest
mental attainments and social graces. She
was universally popular In Springfield, not
only among her own people, but others as
well. The groonf is. as stated, a rising
merchant and a "solid" young man In the
veriest meaning of that homely phrase.
After a delightful evening the bride and
groom took the night train for the east and
ill visit Xew York. Philadelphia and
otner cities, returning by the way of Chi '
The guests at the banquet were, first the
venerable mother of the groom, Mrs. Mor
genroth, and the venerable father of the
bride, Mr. M. Kaufman. The other guest'
from the city were: Mr. Leon Adler. Mr
Louis Levy, Mr. and Mrs. D. Greenbauui
Mr. and Mrs. A. Regenstein. Mr. and Mrs
I. Isaacs, Mr. and Mrs. A. Straus, Mr. an"
Mrs. M. M. Kaufman. Mr. and Mrs. F. K.
Syman, Rev. and Mrs. Israel, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Altschul, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Waldman. Miss Fanllne- Levy, and Birdie
Regenstein. Those front otfier placejf ef?t
Mr. R. Wolfhelm. of Bellefontalne; Mr.
and Mrs. B. Bing, Anderson, Ind.; Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Morgenroth, of Bellefontalne;
Mr. and Mrs. Simon For, Richmond. Ind.;
Mr. Barney Wolf. London; Mr. and Mrs.
M. Goldberg. Bellefontalne: Miss Sarah
Morganroth, Bellefontalne; Mr. L S. Mor
ganroth. Bellefontalne; Mr. Julius S. Kauf
man, Mr. Sandy Livingston. MUs Millie
Livingston, Cincinnati: Miss Flora Loeben
berg, Indianapolis; Miss Jennie Kaufman;
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Altschul. Xenla; Mrs.
M. Livingston, Cincinnati; Miss flattie Alt
schul, Xenla; Mr. Leopold Scboenfield,
Xenla; Miss Etta Sultzbach. Chlllloothe.
A Clark County Man Suspected ot Tforte
The Xenla Gazette has the followingcon
cernlng a Clark county- man. who Is sus
pected of horse stealing:
Joseph Grnbbs, the world-renowned horse
thief, whom we noticed as having been
brought down from the penitentiary as a
witness before the grand jury. Is to tell
some things be knows about the man Ray,
who tried to play detective in the vicinity
of Osborn some years ago, and whom Mar
shal Brannnm caught dead to rights and
had sent to the "pen" for horse stealing.
Ray Is the man who stole the horses that
Gmbbs sold so successfully. Prosecutor
Dean is going to find nut If he Is not the
man vv ho stole Rob Watt's and John McDon
ald's horses some years ago, that were never
found. It is thought ju-t any way to pun
ish him at least as much as Grubbs is by a
ten years-sentence, as hts term for the
Clark county court is about out
Death uf Mr. tbetttern, a roruier prlng
Helder. The news was received in Spntigheld to
day of the death at Baltimore, Md., of Mr.
Abe Stern, a brother of Mrs. Louis Weixei
bauni, and a former Springfield merchant.
Mr. htern lived In this city seven or eight
years and kept a cigar and tobacco store
whet J. L- Kidder's meat-shop now Is.
He removed from here to Greensboro,
North Carolina. Death was the result of
caacer of Pie throat from which he had
long suffered and for which he was under
treatment at Baltimore at the time of his
Sale of the Price Property.
The public sale of the Isaac J. Pre
house and lot. No. 479 south Limestone
street was conducted Wednesday after
noon by Messrs. Foley A Hayward, and
was a very spirited affair. A large crowd
was present and the bidding was so lively
as to show conclusively that interest in real
estate in Springfield will be marked the
coming year. The house and lot were
finally sold to O. S. Hofman, the jeweler,
for Si,603. Frank Hazzard bought the
After Her Daughter.
A Columbus special say s:
Mrs. Winnie O'N'eU, of Springfield, Ohio,
was in the city today on an unsuccessful
search for her daughter, who left home un
ceremoniously a few days ago with a com
panion. 1 hey were traced to this city , and
the companion was seen on the street, by
the anxious mother, but escaped. Mrs.
O'Xeil beiiev es the girls are secreted some
where, as the police are unable to find
At yesterday's session of the mayor's
court Henry Scott n as fined S3 and costs
for loitering; Dave MarJn, ?I and costs for
being drunk and disorderly; Mike Quinn 51
and costs for drunkenness; Henry Solbert
S3 and costs for disorderly conduct; Clay
DeckertSl and costs for being disorderly
aud George Green SI and costs for the
I uneral uf Sirs. Mary Cuntiulng.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Star) Cum
inings, the pioneer lady w ho-e death oc
curred Wednesda) at noon, will take place
Saturday at 10 30 a. m.. from the residence
of Captain Finley O. Cumraings, 401 south
Limestone street Friends of tlie family
are inv ItetL
A Cold Weather Sign.
Last night between S and a o'clock a
a broad band extended across the face of
the moon. It was of very peculiar ap
pearance and is what is commonly known
as a moon dog. Old timers sav that it is a
never-falling Indication ot colder weather.
We shall see.
LIN'KN HOI tKKEEPIXG
MURPHY & BRO.
48 V 50 LIHEsrOM: ST.
Linen Damask l-ringe Border Cloth, S 4
lo l.r-4 lengths.
Linen Damask Bleached Cloths, soft and
leavy make. 8-4 to 1 i I The alwve goods
vere received too I ite for our holiday sale:
behave marked them at reduced p ileus
hat will move them quickly prices range
rom $1 10 to it .0 for t; 4 T.iey aro
positlvel) the cheapest line ever opened In
3-4 Bleached Damask Dimitr Napkins at
ii. equal to any s V) Napkin in this city.
Bleached and I nbleached Napkins. 50c
per dozen ami up
Loom Damasks, tv to 1 per yanl.
Bleached Damasks. 40c to $.
Towels of all grade, the best, largest
and handsomest .Sc Towel you will nnd at
Linen Mieetings. n turtles, only Hie
John Brown Table D miasms and many
"ther desirable goods, ail at lowest pnees.
(tiuranteed Mrittlj Pure.
Penna. Buckwheat Flour, Pure
Teas On r Young II) son, Gun Poir
der, Oolong and Jap in Tas cannot be
excelled bj any in the city.
Try a pound of our fresh mixed Cof
fee, a mixture oT Jt uaeiil0, Jara and
Fine Olives ami Olive Oil: Pioneer
Brand Outers aSp-clalljr ; Fresh Fisb,
Poultry, Game, etc.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
18 KsT IUI.H STTiKKT,
Free Delivery. Telephone 43.
J. D. SMITH CO.
Corner West High St. and Walnut Alley,
Blare. Bjok Work a-U L?at Blanks
Only the Best Beef, Mutton,
Lamb, Veal and Pork for
Wm. Grant's Sons
16 E. High St.
N. E. C. WHITNEY,
Solicitor ot American and Foreign
IS ILL TXT 1ST XATTXU.
Room 5 Arcade Building,
SPRING KIELIX O.
BriirhAirarlrsMVashrrurtoa, D C. Lon
Ian. En.. Paris. France.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
0PERAT1TE DENTISTRY A
tin. 9V-. E. Main Straet.
HftRTMAN, MORGAN & GO.
Ill H. Limestone t.iriiictleld, o.
TFLEI'HONK MI ITS.
DR. A. fl. BLDUNT
WonM respectfully announce that heha.
resumed the practice ol licntlstry in this
city. Ofllce and Residence
No. 185 South Limestone St
dr. J. t. Mclaughlin,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
lflli West jtaln St. Telephone 45.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
(VRooms In Buckingham's Building, over-far
a-Murph.yjt BroS btore-CZ
osslal attention given to the preserving ot
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