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VOL. XXXIII NO. 12.
WismoTo. Jan. 14. Ohio:
Colder. lair veatner.
Springfield, O., )
January 14, 1887. j
To shop and office workers
or hard working men ol any
Offers stronger made, better
looking and lower priced
clothing than almost any other
manufacturer in the land.
Many know it already. We
print for those who do not.
We do all in our power to
bring you to first hands for
judicious spending of money
Such prices as boys' cordu
roy suits, $3 ; small boys'
overcoats, a dollar ; men's
and youths' overcoats, two
dollars ; men's suits of good
quality, $5, $6.50, $8 and $9,
ought certainly to have the
effect of bringing you here as
lookers, if not in the capacity
How the When business
grows, too; have you ob
served ? Go back three years
and mark step by step the
growing and spreading out ol
the Owen Brothers' business
in Springfield. Hardly a spot
or place to think of where
When clothing hasn't been
introduced and is command
ing first rank lor goodness and
Steadily but surely we grew
irom the very last place in the
race to where you find us
Dealing out more of good
things for men, youths, boys
and children to wear than the
combined opposing profession
of Clark county.
Springfield's Only One Price
FINEST RAISjKSJN THE CITY.
j. Nl. NIUFFER
NO. 13 EAST HIGH ST.
PAUL A. STALEY,
Attorney and Expert
SOLICITOR OF PATEHTB.
Xoero road Bulldln
PAYING THE PENALTY.
Oluverius Hangtd This Afternoon for the
Murder of His Oousiu, Miss
The C.rrruan Army Ulll Mot I'mwd-A
Mlnlalrr Cut III Throat Street
Car mown Up TelegTaplilr
Mew to thr Iteptibllr.
Br the Associated I'm
Kichmoxii, Va., Jan. 14. CImerim
will be lianRtxl within Hie next hour, as
there 1 no hope now of the Roveruor Inter
fering. Ten thousand people are around
the jail, and about twenty-five inside.
riuverins was com If ted, on circumstan
tial evidence, of the killing of Fannie
Lilian Madison in March. 1SSS. and throw
ing her body in the reservoir at Richmond.
The coroner returned a verdict of nuieide at
flrt, but a research of Porter
which finally resulted In the conviction of
Cluverlns of the murder. Miss Madison
had been teachlug school in Bath county.
Cluverius was her cousin and lived in King
and Queens county. The testimony satis
fied the Jury that he was Miss Madison's
sedacer and murderer.
At 12:30 p. m. Mr. Beverly returnwl to
the jail from his last visit to the governor
and announced that the goernor refuses to
At eight minutes pat one o'clock Clu
verius was lunged. He died without
making any confession, and, speaking
through Dr. Hatcher, his minister, said
that in this
MOMENT OP DEATH.
of Hearing the grave, he had no HI wilI,to-
ward any man on earth. He died by
"THE NEW SOUTH."
Extrnalte Maniilai'turlng Enterprise.
Started tu Alabama.
Kaltimork, Jan. H. The Mitnufac-
turcrt' Hcctml for this week will publish
further details of uianufacturinge nterprise
In the South. , It says: "Hie most stupen
dous transaction yet recorded is the sale of
the imrar use property of the Woodstock
Iron and Steel company anil the Anniston
I-aud and Improvement company, of An
niston. Ala. These two corporations, which
own a large part of the town of Anniston,
two furnaces. 50,000 acres of mineral lands,
etc.. have sold their property for Sti.OOO,
000. With this sale arrangements were
completed for the immediate construction
of two coke furnaces of 1.000 tons capacity
each week, and the building of a railroad
from Anniston to GaiNen.
A SAD CASE.
Frank HnrblniSrlel Withn I'lital Hints
on the Eve of 111 YOdclinc
Xema, Jan. 14. A telegram from Co
lumbus to the friends of Frank Harblne,
formerly of thLs city but late of San Fran
cisco, imparts the sad news that he was
seized with hemorrhages yesterday and
was In a dying condition. He was to have
been married to Miss Ella Kanffmaii. of
Columbus, yesterday. Such a sad termina
tion of his wedding day Is a great shock to
his many friends in this city. He hail jut
returned from California about one mouth
ago to claim his bride, intending to return
A DASTARDLY CRIME.
A Strcrl Kalian) Car lllunn Up witli
Sax Frascwo. Jan. 14. A dynamite
cartridge w as exploded last night ou the
track of "leLarkin street blanch line of the
Sutter street cable road under a dummy.
which was completely wrecked. The win
dows of the car and of the houses in the
vicinity were demolished. Mr. Hilder
brandtand his wife and brother were sitting
ou the dummy on the side w here the ex
plosion took place. AH were thrown Into
the street and Mrs. Hilderbrandt, it is
feared, was seriously Injured.
CUT HIS THROAT.
Ad In ane Minister At trill iu Suicide outlie
Milwaukee. Jan. 14. At 9 o'clock this
morning Kev. John Patterson, pastor of the
Presbyterian church at Cambridge, Wis.,
cut his throat with a razor while standing
in front of the public library building,
and now- lies in a precarious condition. He
is now lying at the hospital. He was suf
fering from mental aberation, the result of
a severe sunstroke received last summer.
He was titty years of age. and has a large
family of small children.
They Are ('.ranted the T. V. A. by Thirteen
PiiilJkl)Ei.PHiA, Pa., Jan. 1. The re
quest of the Travelers' Protective Associa
tion of the United States for the granting
of week-end tickets" from stations on
the different railroads of the country" has
been conceded from the 15th inst. by the
Daltimore & Ohio from principal points.
Including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wash
ington, Chicago. Cincinnati, etc. The
privilege had been granted previously by
Two More Added to the LUt of Republic
Tiffin", Jan. 14. The names of John
Beatty, of Goshen, Iowa, and George Gii
niore. of Big Springs. Tex., are added to
the missing supposed to have perished in
the Baltimore and Ohio wreck at Republic
Mrs. Postlethwaite, w ho lost a husband
and two sons, sues the railway company
A tfl0,00O Chlrnco Kealdenre Destroyed
Cmicaoo, 111.. Jan. 14. The residence of
Norman 1$. Ueaui, Xo. 1,831 Prairie avenue,
was almost totally bnnied this morning.
t rwe 1ll nnn ln.ttririf.ji SI"-; OnO TIim
building was only recently completed and
the owner was to take possession next
' Kunioranr thelnai;e of a Itlll Cause a
PlTTsmito, Jan. 14. Kumorx of the
j passage of the Inter-state commerce ibll and
a panic at the New York Stock Exchange,
caused oil to break to 6S cents, but a denial
changed the current, and the market then
rose to G9?i cents.
The Relrhfttni; llecltle ATHlitt tlteArui
lllll. Bkiili.n, Jan. 14. The fate of the
army bill was settled today by the reichtag
adversely to the cm eminent, and action
was immediately taken to dissolve the
chamber. Prince Bismarck immediately
read an imperial message dissolving the
SeTen to Five.
Wvasdotte, Kas., Jan. 14. The jury
trying George Hamilton, accused of train
wrecking, were released last evening, it be
ing imio.ssibIe to agree. They stood siven
for conviction to five for acquittal.
Cnnolldated Labor Union.
St. Louis, Jan. 14. Last night delegates
from the Central Labor union and the
Trades' assembly agreed to consolidate, un
der the name of the Sc. Imis Trades and
Chicago, Jan. 14. George W. Weber,
boot and shoe dealer, made an assignment
this morning to Jacob Kehm. Liabilities,
875,000; Rsets, 8100,000.
Second Sexlon, Mtj-Seenth lleneral A
uthl). Coi.iMius, Jan. IS. Sksate. Bills
passed: Senate bill to cure defects In con
solidation agreement-; Senate bill amend
ing the lien law extending provisions to oil
and gas wells. Bills Introduced: Reor
ganizing tlie circuit court f northern
Ohio; to the appointment of a state board
of school examiners.
llorsK. House bills passed: Making
owners or lessees of places of amusement
responsible in ca-es. of prosecution under
the Sunday law; creating the office of
chaplain at the, penitentiary; allowing that
w ard boundaries be not confined to streets,
alleys, etc; making appropriation of over a
million and a half dollars for the common
schools of the state. Bills introduced:
Making partial appropriations for state
officials and public institutions of the state;
to improve the highways of Jefferson coun
ty; to prevent warrants-on the state treasury
w hen there is no money on hand; relative
to taxation of school lauds; judgment on
cognovit to be taken in county where de
fendant resides; making the salary of the
governor SS.OOU; preventing trustees of
county Institutions from dealing with the
institutions in any way; relative to trial of
election cases between justices of the
peace; for a division of taxation in real es
tate under the pike laws: for a belt railroad
House bill by Mr. Lampoon, to further
provide araln-t the evils resulting from the
traffic in intoxicating liquors by local option
In any township in the state, was taken up
out of its order for third reading, and the
author moved to refer to a select committee
of one, with Instructions to amend as fol
lows, striking out all after the enacting
That wheneier nne-fitlirth of thenilAll-
fied electors of any township, residing out- I
side the limits of any municipal incorpora
tion, shall petition the trustees thereof for
the privilege to determine by ballot whether
the sale of intoxicating liquors, as a never-,
age, stiall be prohibited within the limits ot
such township and without the limits of.
any municipal incorporation, such
trustees shall onler a special elec
tion for the purpose, to Iw held at '
the usual place or places of holding town-
ship elections and notice shall be given j
and the election conducted in all respects
as provided by law for the election of ,
township trustees, and only those electors '
shall be entitled to vote at such election '
who reside within the township and with' I
out the limits of any municipal incorpora
Section 3 prov hits for the usual forms of I
the election and severe penalties.
Section 3 provided for prorating the re- '
turn of Dow law tax paid after prohibiting
Section 4 provides that at any time after
two years from the date of any election held
under the provisions of this act, another
election may be ordered as provided in sec
Mr. Brown introduced the partial appro
priation bill for stale offices, institutions
and other current expenses, which was or
dered printed in advance of other matter.
Second Session Forty-Ninth Coiiffre.
Wasiiinotox. Jan. 13. Skxatk. A
umber of communications were received
and bills reported and referred.
Uesolution adopted: Kelative to prosecu
tions of criminal and civil cases in state
courts by federal officials in departments.
Bill passed : To pay U. C. Mordecai a
Mr. Kvarts addressed the senate acalnst
the iuter-state commerce bill.
At the conclusion of Mr. Evarts's sjntcfi,
Mr. Cullom stated his desire that tlie vote
should be taken today: but Mr. Hoar sug
gested that he and other Senators desired to
seak, aud that there wasnodesire to delay
tlie vote unneceessarily. Finally unani
mous consent was given that the vote shall
be taken before adjournment tomorrow.
The antl-jKilygamy bill (enate bill with
house substitute) having been received
from the house, the amendment wa non
concurred In and a conference asked;
Messrs. Edmunds, Ingalls and Pugh were
appointed conferees on the part of the
Mr. Cameron Introduced a bill for tlie ap
ointment of a commissioner to represent
the federal government at the centennial
celebration of the forming and promulga
tion of the constitution, to be held in Phila
After an executive session the senate ad
journed. HofsE. Bills passed: for holding I'nited
States court in Mississippi City. Miss.; au
thorizing service of civil and criminal pro
cess w ithin Indian aud military reserv ations:
amending the law regulating the removal
of causes from state to federal courts; pro
viding for bringing suits against the govern
ment FOR ALL NATIONS.
A Yacht Race to be Sailetl Around the
London, Jan. 14. A course for the
jubilee yacht race for boats of all nations
has at last been determined upon. The
race will be sailed around the I'nited King
dom. Yachts will start from the Thames
and the finishing olnt will lie Dover.
The Disputed Indiann Lieutenant Govern.
Indianapolis, Jan. 14. In the Injunc
tion proceedings of Smith against Robert
son, Attorney General Michener appeared
for Robertson and occupied the forenoon in
argument, and the attorney for Smith will,
H is expected, answer this afternoon. A
decision tonight Is possible, but not at all
SONS OF VETERANS.
The New- tifncem ot 7 Ilnrner Phillip
Camp The Installation This Kreniufr.
The installation of tlie new officers of 7..
Barney Phillips camp. Sons of Veterans,
will take place tonigliL the ceremonies be
ing performed by Post Captain Delo. Fol
lowing are the officers which have not yet
CapUiin C. O. Wood.
First Lieutenant S. I). Stall.
Second Lieutenant F. M. Morgan.
Chaplain Kev. E. Lee Fleck.
Orderly Sergeant N E. Wood.
(Quartermaster Sergeant J. A. Todd, Jr.
Sergeant of the Guard George W. Delo.
Corporal of tlie Guard Eugene Confarr.
Color Sergeant S. M. Bennett.
Camp Guard F. K. King.
Picket Guard C. Matthews.
Camp Council George W. Delo, W.
Schroder and Coirgs.
Delegate to the State Convention Itev.
John T. Rose.
Alternate A. S. Jesup.
Mitchell i-t will attend the installation
tonight having accepted the invitation at
the meeting last night.
A YOUNG TERROR.
The Cow-llor on DrvU Again, and I Ar
rested, lleustly Ilruuk.
Harry Young, the rural youth who
a-pires to jiose in iKlice circles, as a cow
Imy and a difficult citizen, was arrested
.ilnuit noon today, boiling drunk, as usual.
Young went Into a resturant at 18 west
High stnet, broke several articles, abused
tlie jieopie within and fled without paying
for the damage. Hewas pursued up Market
street ar.d just in front of Regenstein's no
tion store was within an ace of bein cap
tured. He dashed into the store, pushing a
lady clerk brutally to one side In doing so,
and locked the door in tlie face of his pur
suers. The patrol wagon had been previ
ously called and Young was promptly ar
rested. He was ugly and abusive on tlie
way to the caliboose and had to be handled
roughly by the officers. The exciting affair
attracted the utual Immense throng.
OHIO SOLID FOR SHERMAN.
(ieneral KeiferSa It I to n New York
Mall and Kipre Reporter.
The following was telegraphed as a
special dispatch to the Cincinnati Cmnmcr-
cUil Gazette and appears In Frida)'s issue
of the paper named :
Ex-Speaker of the house of representa
tives Kelfer, of Ohio, looking rosier and
more robust than usual, chatted with a
Jfiiit and Erprc reporter today at the
Fifth Avenue hotel. He plunged at once
into the glittering possibilities of lightning
striking certain presidential aspirants. The
electrical current, he thought, defiocted and
radiated pretty much within the confines of
the Buckeye state. He said :
"Ohio this time is, and will be, solid for
John Sherman. He has the people with
him, and leally, I believe, ho can carry
N'ew York. There Is no tierce and bitter
opposition to him by any faction of the re
publican party, and his splendid and ac
knowledged ability all go to add to his
prestige and insure his success. He Is the
most available candidate in th west, and
having a solid state, that has rarely ever
been united before, to back him In the
.National convention, I see no reason why
Ins chalices are not good to be nominated.
But if Mr. Sherman should not be nomi
nated my state will give its hearty support
to lllalne or any other candidate, Mr.
Blaine, perhaps, could carry New York
where other candidates would fall. He
will have the Catholic element with him.
Mr. Blaine may lie nominated again, and
the same old bitter fight may be waged
airainst him as in lSsl. The mugwumps
and other opponents may begin their on
slaught aud make it a tight race. There Is
one thing the republicans will not do again,
and that is to move everything to carry'
certain states when they sf the race is
"A candidate should be so acceptable as
not to have certain states bitterly arrayed
acainst him. We should try to carry Ten
nessee, N'orth Carolina and Virginia. It
might W done by beginning in time and
w irking streiiously. As to putting a man
from the south on the presidential ticket In
order to carry votes in that section, it is all
rank, blank nonsense. He couldn't carry a
corporal's guard. The democrats would
say he was a scalawag, and work against
him. Nothing of the kind will do. The
next campaign will have several Issues,
The republicans will recapitulate their past
brilliant achievements, and will appeal to
tlie people to stand by them. The wet
will be in favor of silver and keeping up
protection. We do not want raw material
admitted free of duty, as tiie east does, and
and we rather think the duty on wool
should be raised. I think the republican
party will win in 18SV
A LIVELY FIRE.
An Incipient lllnito in the sto e of the
Sprliticlleld d Co squelched In Time.
The store-room of the Springfield Seed
Co., In the St. James hotel building, corner
Main and Limestone street, had a terribly
close call from a bad fire at about I o'clock
Thursday afternoon. The damage, a it Is.
will reach from 535 to S.W. aud the incident
was extremely exciting. During the holi
day week, temporary shelving was run down
the middle of the store and set on pyramidal
shaped timbers, the shelves rising in ter
races from the rlor halt way to the ceiling
These shelves are. or were, still in position
and were covered with paper festooning In
red, white and blue and imitation evergreen.
The chandeliers are also wrapped around
testooning. A iras-jet Is Kept
burning In the center of the store, and
the Maine from this jet communicated
witli the extremely tutl.immable festooning.
In a twinkling the blaze had shot up the
gas-fixture to the ceiling, and was running
along the shelving, the festooning aud
decorative papers upon which furnished
ready food for the fire. Fortunately there
vv ere six or seven persons in the store, and
they managed to put it out speedily. Had
there been less present tlie tire would have
gotten beyond control. Mr. Charles (!.
Rowley dashed forward from the rear desk
where lie was writing, and springing uimu
a table, attempted to smother with his
hands the fire about the chanelier. He
burnt his hands badly in the operation.
There were several buckets of water handy
and tliee were used with good effect. Mr.
Row lev received the contents of one of
them squarely in tlie face and almost went
to a watery grave. He succeeded in
dashing from the shelving all the
fine tiower-baskets and straw goods. Had I
tlie fire got into thee, tlie lir-g would have '
been great ami they would have been a
dangerous feeder of the Maine. During
the lively scramble to subdue the flames tlio
doors were very wisely locked and nobody
outside knew that the room was full of
A show-case was broken, as ere also a
number of the delicate glass and bronze ar
ticles; but the damage was nothing like
what It might have been. The department
was not called, for In such a stock, water
would have played sad ruin.
THE COAL ARBITRATION.
Projrre of the Kfrort to Arrange the
Mlniiiff; Trouble at Jackson.
Charles I.. Bogie, esq., of this citv, tlie
well-known court stenographer. Is in Jack
son, Ohio, making a stenographic reirt of
tlie hearing of the mining troubles before
the board of arbitrators.
A well-Informed Springfield gentleman,
who has just returned from Jackson, thinks
that it will lie a long time be
fore arbitration Is ever successful
in this particular -trouble. The two wings
ot the board, representing, as they do,
dlauietilcally opposite Interests, will scarce
ly agree upon any common ground. A
brief review of the case will be Interesting
in this connection. Early in December
ISsSo. the Jackson miners, who were
getting 60 and r5 cents a ton, "struck
for an advance of five cents per ton.
The demand vv as refused by
the operators', and the miners went
out and remained out several weeks, but
ultimately returned to work at the old rate.
Meanwhile, the Miners' Association took
the matter up and pressed the claims of the
workmen. It was finally decided to leave
the matter to a board of arbitrators, com
posed of five members of the Miners' Asso
ciation and" live operators, to see
if tlie ojierators could comply with the
demand. Mr. Chapman, of this city, rep
resents the Springfield operators and is at
torney for them not In its legal sense,
however, while Dr. Hysell, of Jackson,
represents the miners. If the ten arbitra
tors cannot come to an agreement in the
matter, then It has been agreed to leave it
to an eleventh man as umpire, whose decis
ion shall be final. I.lttlo progre-s is being
made ill tlie case.
Ovhtirn Jtime Miifteum.
Osbuni's dime museum, which was closed
Last week for repairs, had a reopening last
Saturday afternoon, and has been show ing
to large audiences ever since. The attrac
tion is very strong and should not leni!ssed.
as the admission Is very low and the ier
forinance very gmxL
Tomorrow afternoon, between the hours
ot 1 and " p. m., children under twelve
years of age will be admitted freeof charge.
Meiehlnc Under Dilticnltie.
A slelghiug party of eight couples of
young Jieopie went out In a big '"bob" lat
tdlit nml took a ride, notwithstanding the
"" . . ' . !
tierce rain lorm ami me rapiuiy uisapjiear
ing snow. Tlie original intention was to go
to Urbana. but after a short drive about the
city, they gave up the enterprise, and re
paring to the residence of Mr. Wilbur
Crane, of east High street pas-Kl a very
pleasant evening as his guests.
In consequence of an unavoidable delay
of the officers to prepare their reports, the
Installation ceremony in Olive Branch com
mandery. X'o- 5, 0. R. C, was postponed
i ' istn
A RIDE TO DEATH.
The Man Killed at Bowlusville Proves to
Be Irvin Olick, a Well-Known
Met III fate In Menlllie a Hide Identi
fied by 111 miner Cnpt. IIowluV
llitlm-t of llerenr) Coro
ner' lti(iuet Saturday.
Coroner Bennett arrived home at a late
hour Thursday afternoon from Bunlusvllle,
whither 3 had gone just before noon on
an official summons, that a man had been
killed by I. B. A W. train No. 0. which
left here at 5:35 p. in. for the north In
cliarge of Conductor Deiter. Coroner Ben
nett left on Xo. 4, and arrived at Bowlus
vlUe Just before noon. The first thing that
attracted his attention
! WAS A DAP.K FORM
by'-; the side of the rails, about which a
melancholy circle of men and boys were
collected and talking in awed whispers. It
was covered with a tarpaulin and the rain
was beating upon it mournfully. The
bojjv- had not been touched since It
was hurled to one side, a dead
and crushed thing, by the cars Wednesday
night The venerable Captain Bowlus.who
wauie first to meet Coroner Bennett when
he'left the train, explained that he could
not bear to have the body He out unprotect
ed ii the storm and night and had decentlv
thpjwn a rubber blanket and some carpet
over the body.
When the coverings were removed, the
boIj was found to be lying with the face
preed downward in the snow. As soon
as twas turned over, the tlend mnn at
on! recognized by several persons as
thevlneteen-year-oldsonof Christ Click, a
welllknown farmer living between Bowius
vlllc'and TreinonL It had been suspected
bervre the arrival of Corener Bennett, that
tlnrody was that of young Click. Just
bcf re noon his father arrived and took pos
sesin of the remains.
Tfce body was not mangled or greatlv dis
figured. The left side of the head was
crushed in this had been the fatal blow
anui me rignt leg was broken. Death
had 'been iiistantaueous and the young man
never Knew uai nurt mm. The bodv was
a few feet from the track aud only twenty
en vviuiiii me naric county line. That
much farther north would have brought the
cae under the official action of the Cham
paign county coroner.
The supposition is that young Click was
stealing a ride between the tender and bag
gage car, and lost Ms life in attempting to
jump from tlie train, which did not stop.
His face was literally looted Into the snow.
eliherCotidiictorD.eter, thebrakeman nor
the engineer saw Click on the train at all,
and are incredulous about his having been
almard It. No. 0 does not stop at Bowlus
ville except when flagged, and went through
Wednesday night at a speed. Coroner Ben
nett believes, of not less
than Foim mii.es an iiorn.
The body alighted near the crane which
catches the mall. Click must have struck
his head against tlie platform as he jumped,
and the leg was broken as the body struck
the ground. The wheels did not pass over
hint at all.
Click must have been on Xo. 6, as the
ojerator at Shattuc station talked to a man
answering minutely to his description just
before Xo. 0 arrived, who said he intended
riding up to Bowlusv ille on the train. This
was the last time he was seen alive. Click
was well dresaed. wearing a stylish suit
and kid gloves; When the coroner arrived
and. searched the bodv no valuables werv
found: on II ThtpocfietsTeVealedTiuthliig:
but a large, oM-fahioued copper cent, sev
eral collar-buttons, a pocket-knife, several
ladies' cards, and a list of young ladies at
Northampton, where the young nun had
iust been visiting, and had seiit several i
nays at Hunting, lie had had a new pair
of boots in hi-, arms when tlie accident oc
curred, and they were found twelve feet
away from the body. One boot con-'
tallied a iHiwder-horu, the other a leath
er pouch of shot, while a box of
water-proof caps were found in the coat-,
pocket AH these are accounted for by the
limiting trip he had just finished and the
list of names were of young ladies lie had
met at Bowlusville.
The absence of any watch, money or val
uables on the body, and the positive. aser-!
tion of the train men that Click was not on .
Iioard of Xo. a j
CItEATI A POsSIIIILITV
That death might have resulted other
wise than in tiie manner above described.
Coroner Bennett thinks there is little doubt,
but will of course bold an Inquest, com
mencing probably Saturday mi ruing.
Click was a mere boy. aged, as stated, only
nineteen, and is well known In this city.
His fate is a very sad one.
Constable Vanderburg went to Bowlus
ville this forenoon to serve subpsenas on
witnesses who are to appear before Coroner
Beunett in the inquest Saturday. They are
Daniel Rnckafield and Albert Jenkins, of
Bowlusville, C. II. Gainbee). the telegraph
operator at Shattuc. Conductor Dieter, of
train Xo. , and Chris Click, father of the
Tlie Italian Cutter Hound Over William
Jennings Plead Guilty Coltuan IN.
While yesterday afternoon's session of
the police court was not long, the three
cases tried were of unusual importance and
Tony Tagliaferro, the Italian, who so
murderously cut his fellow countryman,
Tony Agostino, was tried on the charge of
cutting with intent to kill. The ease made
against him was very plain and he was
hound over to court by Mayor Goodwin In
tlie sum of Si ()0. Being unable to give bail,
he was remanded to jail to await the at tion
of the grand jury. It is probable that the
grand jury now In session will return an
Indictment against him and he will, there
fore, have his trial sometime during the
Thomas Coleman, who. it was alleged,
threw his aged mother to the liiwr of their
home and took from her bosom 335.20
which she had secreted there to keep her
son from getting it was called to answer
for tiie crime, but his father and mother re
fused to appear against him. He was.
therefore, dismissed for want of prosecu
tion. William Jennings was arraigned on three
counts of grand larceny, the charge in each
being horse stealing. He pleaded guilty to
the charges of stealing Scott Layton's
horse. J. II. Coblentz's and Alfred Martin's.
He was thereuHin remanded to jail by the
mayor to await the action of the grand
jury, which is Investigating the case today.
Nprinsrtleld Cudie nt Troj,
The following officers and members of
the Women's Relief Corps of this city, went
to Troy. Ohio, at noon today to Install the
new officers of tlie Relief Corps of that
place tonight. They will return tomorrow,
being the guests df the Troy ladies tonight:
Mesdaiues 1). 0. Putnam, Colonel Slntz,
W. J. Stewart It. F. Delo. J. M. Xluffer.
Dr. Riinyan. L B. Flago, E B. Riefsiiider,
S. F. Peniield. D I. Dolson.
leleg.ltlon of Clnciiiu iti Urewer.
Quite a delegation of leading Cincinnati
brewers stopped at the Arcade hotel last
night. They were headed by the well
known John Moerlein. Others of the
party were Adolph Geiger. Wm. Miller,
Jacob Deck and George Eichert and Julius
Baker. They had come up to Middletnn to
inspect a large Ice pond there and stopped
on their way to Columbus.
A nice set of colored sauce dishes given
away free tomorrow to all buying one
pound of tea or two pounds of coffee at
Miller's. Arcade tea store.
THE TlfTIN HORROR.
A Nprlmrfleld Man an Eje.VVitne to thf
Accident anil Narroulj r:capr llltti-etr.
Mr. Charles St. John, of north Market
sreet, this city, who i now traveling foi
the Ohio Valley Coffin Co.. if Iawrenc
burg, Itul., arrived home yesterday from a
trip through the northern part of Ohio.
Mr. St. John was an eye-witness of the
frightful railroad accident on the II. .V- O.
at Republic. Ohio, near Tiffin, a week ago
last Tuesday morning in which
eighteen ieople met witli horrible
deaths. Mr. St John came within
a hair's breadth of being a passenger on tlie
ill-fated train, and he would probably have
been among the killed, for it is his invaria
ble habit to ride in the smoking car.
The night of the accident It occurred
about 3 o'clock In the morning Mr. M.
John stopiied at a small country town
named Fort Washington, a short distance
bove Republic. Ohio. He was working
his way down through the little towns in
that vicinity to Lima. O. The night of the
wreck jvas a bitter cold one, but Mr. St.
John had several plai-es to make the next
day and left orders for the clerk at the llttl
public hou-e at Fort Washington,
to call him in time for the train. Just be
fore going to bed Mr. -"-L John told the
clerk that as it was -) awfully cold h
wouldnt feel very bad If he Jidntcall him
Providentially for Mr. St. John the clerk
failed to rail him. and the train passed on
through. The news of the terrible wreck
reached Fort Washington mkhi after it oc
curred and tne greatest excitement reigned
AH the guest" at tlie Lotel. including Mr
St John, went to Republic on a made-up
train and worked like horses to succor tin
dying and extricate the dead. Mr. St
John says the horrors of the n reck were
not exaggerated in the paiers in the leat.
and that the human mind cannot conceive
of the sights and sounds heard and wit
nessed there as the dull dark day dawned
He helped lay the dozen or more charred
trunks In a row and saw the unfortunatt
man from Washington. D. . burn to
death alive. Inch by Inch.
Mr. St John s firm furnished the coffins
in which the bodies were burled.
The Pan ilandle to llulld 30 Englneand
Eleven Thouand Car Thl Year. -
The management of the Pan Handle
lines. It is stated by Superintendent of
Motive Power, E. B. Wall, have decided
to put an additional equipment of thirty-
five locomotives upon the road during the
year Just begun, which will add greatly to
the facilities of the road. Of these, eleven
of class S, freight engines, will be built at
the company's shops at Columbus. Seven
of class O, passenger engines,are to he con
structed at Dennlson, O. and six of the
same class at Altoona. Five engines of
class M. for the freight traffic, will be built
at Allegheny, and six shifting engines of
class E. H. at Logansport, Besides these.
all of which are to be built at thecompany s
shops, three of clas S, a consolidation of
freight and passenger engines, are to be
constructed by outside parties.
As was announced in the Rt;pi'nuc a few
weeks ago, 11,000 new freight cars have
been ordered by the company. This was
found necessary to relieve the still crowded
condition of local freight traffic. The ship
ment of wheat, it is said, still continues so
that it is almost Impossible to relieve tlie
blockade at some points. This new order
of freight cars represents an Investment of
some SS.OOO.OOO by tlie company.
BEER TAKES A TUMBLE.
Oneor Schneider llros.' WnconsMlp Dow n
tlie Uiink luto lluck Creek,
About half-pat 5 o'clock this morning,
while one of the drivers for Schneider
Bros., the breMTS, was making his usual
morning deliveries of beer, he had occasion
to drive through the street extending from
Limestone to Spring streets along the south
bank of Back creek. It was pretty dark at
that time, and, unfortunately for him, the
driver got tooclose to tlie bank of the creek.
The wagon b'gan to slip down the bank,
and the driver jumped to save himself.
Having a heavy load of beer on, it was im
possible for the team to hold the wagon and
it dragged team and all down Into the
creek. Kegs of blue head tlew in all direc
tions and tlie ice hail about all it could beer.
Bang I The drtv er unhitched the team,
as the horses were unable in their position
to pull the wagon u; the bank. After get
ting someassistancetliedriveragain hitched
the team to the wagon and drew It up to
level ground. The kegs of beer were gath
ered up and he proceeded on his way re
joicing. An axle of the wagon was bent,
but that was all the damage done.
The Two Sam and the I'rbana Camp
Meeting. A meeting was held at Springfield a few
days ago by the committee of the Urbana
camp meeting association, to consider the
question of securing the two Sams for the
meeting next August These two noted
evangelists are engaged for a short time in
this part of the country' for n--xtear at
the camp meetings, and the committee de
cided to enter into correspondence with
them, in regard to securine their services.
At the last camp meeting it was decided by
a large congregation, unanimously, to in
vite them again to be present at the meet
ing of 1SS7. Tlie matter will be decided at
the next meeting of the board.
Mrs. S. O. Robinson, the noted lady evan
gelist, has been secured, and will again
have charge of the young people's meeting.
An Knelneer sfufTer a Broken Arm.
Daniel ClauT, engineer on I. B. .t W.
yard-engine Xo. 37, met with a painful ac
cident at 4 o'clock yesterday atternoon. A
new fireman was working with him and,
while switching in the yards, his engine
bumped roughly against a cut of cars.
Clauer was thrown back against the side of
the cab. and fell upon his right arm. break
ing It badly. Both bones of tlie forearm
were broken at the wrist, in what is know n
to tlie medical profe-slon as a Colli fracture,
and the carpal bones of the hand were
dislocated. Dr. Russell attended his in
juries, after which lie was removed to his
home, corner north Limestone street and
Convention of Coal Oprr.ttor.
A call has been issued for a state con
vention of Ohio coal operators to be held
at the Neil house in Columbus, January -il.
a few days in advance of the inter-stite
or national convention of bituminous coal
miners and operators. The state conven
tion Is called In anticipation ot questions of
mutual InUrest to tlie state and national
associations arising, and to enable the state
operators to exchange v iew s in order to
meet these questions tlie more intelligently.
The call Is signed by Messrs. H. L. Chap
man, of Springfield, and 0car Town-end.
of Cleveland, the Ohio representatives of
the inter-state board.
Itee Line Knglne llurned.
Bee Line engine Xo. lM was badly crip
pled by fire at the Union station in Dayton
yesterday. Engineer Maioney and his fire
man ran the engine ou a side-tree,, and
while waiting for the Xypano express from
the east, which they were to pub in Cincin
nati, went into tlie restaurant for supper
The cat of the engine took fire and before
the Sam" could be extinguished, the cab
was destroyed and the machinery injured.
The engine was taken to the Delaware
shops for repair.
The New Fire EillugoMier Kn Route
dCliief Edward Simp-on received word
this morning from the Consolidated Firo
Extinguisher Manufacturing company, of
Chicago, stating that the new fire extin
guisher and consolidated hook and ladder
truck, purchased for the Lagonda avenue
reel bouse, was shipped yesterday. It was
sent by freight, and therefore will probably
not arrive In Springfield until the middle of
An Interview with (mnpton About the
Hone stt-ullug More iliirm Itrrur
Lieutenant Zweisler and Detective Kirby,
of the Day ton police force, arrived In this
city this morning, bringing with them Wil
liam Couiptoii, who is under il.oou ball on
the charge of reeeiv ing horses from William
Jennings, knowing them to have been
stolen. The trio were subpienaed to apiear
before the grand Jury now In session to give
testimony in tlie Jennings case.
A representative of the Rf.pl'bmc had
an Interview with Compton. but elicited
not much Information additional to that
wh'ch appeared In the Repi-iiuc on Thurs
day. He said that he was the postmaster
of Chauiber-biirg. a small village in Mont
gomery county, but was by nature and ed
ucation a horse-trader. Hi has been en
gaged in the business for seventeen years
and was never before In any trouble. He
said that he. at no time, had even the re
motest suspicion that Jennings hail stolen
the horses, and to prove what he
aid he cited tlie fact that
he had otfered ail the horses at the public
sale in Dayton after he had gotten them
'rom Jennings. -I wouldn't be apt to have
done that would I. if I'd known that thty
vere stolen only a few miles awav?
Compton identifies Jennings as the man
from whom he got the horses. Lieutenant
Zweisler and Detective Kirby had a long
iiuiversatlon with Jennings this morning
and he told them all he knew.
The D.tytnn Journal has the following
this morning :
Nothing sensational was developed hi the
horse stealing case by the police yesterday.
However, two more of the stolen horses
were recovered by Lieutenant Zwelsler and
Detective Kirby. They found the aalmals
in the northern part ot the county In the
possession of farmers who had traded for
them In good faith, A lot of harness,
stolen with the horses, and belonging to
different persons about Springfield, was also
recovered. These officers will leave for
Springfield this morning, and will Interview
Jennings, tlie confessed thief, when they
will be better able to determine as to the
other parties who are under suspicion as
confederates in the crime. The chuge
against Compton is set for hearing before
the mayor next Monday.
Charles Vernrr at the Grand Opera
House, Saturday Afternoon and Kven
Ing. Toronto goes wild over the first appear
ance of Charles Venier and the "Shauius
O'Brien" company In that city. The same
play will be presented at the Grand. Satur
day afternoon and evening, and Ls spoken
of as follows by the Toronto. tTorW :
An audience which occupied nearly every
seat In theToronto opera house greeted Mr
Charles Vemer, the Irish comedian, ou his
first appearance In Toronto last night The
play was "Shamus O'Brien, the Bould Boj
of GlengalL" founded upon the Incident of
"0, as preserved in Lefanu's well-known
poem. The play Is well put together, and
contains some exciting scenes, notably that
in the last act where Shamus, about to be
hanged for treason, escapes, but returns to
be pardoned after saving the life
ot "Father Malone," who helped
him to escape. The play is of
Just such a kind as those which Joe Mur
phy plays, and Jlr. Venier Is of the Joe
Murphy tjpe, stout, hardy, and with the
-ame laughing, round face. He was re
called several times, and more than once he
had b repeat his pleasing songs. Mr. Ver
ner has made a good lrapreslou, which will
surely last Toronto Is for Home Rale for
Ireland if last night's audience may taken
as a criterion. Miss Annie Lewis, as "Kate
O'Connor." with her clever singing and
dancing, which she was obliged to repeat
until she was tired, was only second to Mr.
Venier in the favor of the audience.
Xo Irish man or woman In Springfield
should miss this great entertainment Mat
inee at ! p. m.
Cae liefore Judge White Today The
The following cases were disposed of by
Judge White in common pleas court this
Carson A Fox vs. Charles M. King, re
ferred to A. II. GiUett, aa master, to report
upon the indebtedness of the stockholders,
all financial relations between the creditors
and stockholders, and all questions of their
liability, together with all question of fact
and law contained therein, Darius E. Har
dy vs. Mary D. Kershner, submitted for
final action. E. G. Coffin, administra
tor of William Williamson, vs. M.
H. Patterson. in hearing and
submitted. Amos Whlteley vs. F. W. Foos
et al. Assigned for another judge. George
Spence vs. Wra. McCuddy. New parties
ordered and case jiassed to be heard by a
The case of David Xeff vs. S. Sullivan
et al the Miami county ditch case, Ls in
hearing this afternoon.
The grand jury Is till at It, and will
hardly complete their work this week.
The Tagliaferro cutting with intent to
kill transcript was filed this morning.
The grand jury will adjourn over tomor
row, owing to the funeral of Mrs. Cuni
mlngs. GRAND ARMY MATTERS.
Regular Meeting or the Pot Last Night
There was a large attendance at the regu
lar meeting of Mitchell pot. No. 45, G. A.
It, last night, and much interest was mani
fested in seeing how the new nfHcrs would
conduct themselves and the business of the
post There were no applications or elec
tions and but one muster. John S. She
waiter was formally Installed as sergeant
major. Excellent addresses were made by
Major Ostrander. of Cincinnati, and Colo
nel Cross, of the East
The post voted to accept tlie propo
sition of the G. A. K. syndicate,
which has purchased the I'niversalLst
church, on Washington street to rent the
same to Mitchel Post, at an annual rental
of fti',0. The old beard of trustees was
appointed a special committee to negotiate
with the syndicate aud close arrangements
in the matter. This duty could not be ac
complished by the present trustees, as two
of them are members of the syndicate.
Invitations were received and acctptel to
attend the public installations of the
Womens' Belief Corps next Friday evening
and of the Sous of Veterans next Wednes
dav evening. The post then adjourned.
A YOUNG HORSE-THIEF.
Charles Guy, Who stole a Ulg from Cr
oatia, Thursday, Taken Hack. j
About an hour after the arrest of Hank'
Thompson and the boy Charles Jones, yes-
terday afternoon for -tealinc a hore and !
buggy from a hitclung-rack in Urbana. two
gentlemen from I'rbina arrived in the city i
in search of the thief and stolen property.
They at once identified the proierty and it j
was turned over to them. Officer Colwell j
arrived on the afternoon train, having been '
notified of the arrest of the thieves. It was
learned from him that the man Thompson i
was in no way connected with the stealing '
of the rig, and he was ai-cordlngly released. ,
The boy's name proved to lie Charles Guy, ,
i instead of Charles Jones, as h had given i
lit. He claimed to be only 11 years of age, i
i but Officer Colwell said that he was about i
14. He is a bright little chap and was not j
, probably induced by any malicious motive
! to steal tlie rig. He desired to take a ride,
! but boy-like, he was not very particular
I where he went or what the consequences of
his action might be. The officer took the
I boy to Urbana last evening and be will very
! likely be given a term at the reform farm.
A nice lot of 50c teas Just arrived at Mil
Ier"s Arcade tea store.
48 AND 50 LIMESTONE ST.
Linen Damask Fringe Border Cloth, 1-4
to 13-4 lengths.
Linen Damask Bleached Cloths, soft and
heavy make, S-4 to 12-1. The abovtt goo. Is
were received too late for our holiday sale;
we have marked them at reduced prices
that will move them quickly : prices range
from 31 so to il 50 for 1J-4. They ar
positively the cheapest Hue ever opened In
3-4 Bleached Damask Dinner Napkins at
Si. equal to any 32.50 Napkin in this city.
Bleached and Unbleached Napkins, Wc
per dozen and up.
Loom Damasks tSe to 51 per yard.
Bleached Damasks. 40c to S3.
Towels of all grains; the best, largest
and handsomest i5c Towel you will find at
Linen Sheetings. 92 Inches, only 85c
John Brown Table Damasks aud many
other desirable poods, all at lowest pricas.
CASH AND ONE PRICE
'.U and 3(i Smth 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 tha
But tempting viands alone
do not maktTva feast. Clean
ness and order must prevail
to make the repast thorough
We can help the women of
Springfield in that particular
by giving them an elegant
Carving Cloths, D'OjIejs, Etc.
AT TEBT LOW FIGURES.
Half-Bleached Table Linen at
75, 85, 95c and SI per yard.
Bleached Table Linen at 47,
50, 65, 70, 75, 90c, $1
$1.25 and $1.65 per yard.
Half-Bleached Napkins at 90c,
$1, $1.25, $1.50, SI.75, $1.95
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 Napsry at
very Low Prices in great
Jno. McLaren & Bro.
Guaranteed Strictly Pare.
Penna. Buckwheat Flour, Pure
Ta Our Young Hjsob. Gnu I'ow
der, Oolon? and Japin Teas cannot be
excelled bj any to the dtj.
Try a pound of onrreih mixed f of-
fee, a tnlttaro of M irac-iilM), Java and
Fine Olives and Olive Oil: Pioneer
llr.ind Oysters a Specialty ; Fresh Fish,
Poultry, Game, etc.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
1H KAHT UlOn STItKET,
Tt Dllery Telephone 43.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
0PEHATITE DENTISTRY A
Nl 9 E. Main Street.