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' ENGLISH WALNUTS,
FINEST RAISINS IN THE CITY,
NO. 13 EAST HIGH ST.
PAUL A. STALEY,
Attorney and Expert
80UCIC0B OF PATEHT8.
. JkJtMrde BuUdlsa
Attack a Freight Train, Attempt to Throw
Out Ooods, but are Discovered, and
a Lively Fight Ensues.
They are Driven Off Train Hand Shot
Biff Froflt on Logwi'i Hook DL-
a.tron. Tire. Cholera In
By the Anoclated Pre.
Pn-rsnt'ito. Jan. 15. Five masked mb
bers boarded a Pan Handle freight train.
np.ir Sheridan station at the outskirts of
the city. last night, Imt were detected in the
act of throwintr freight from the moving
train and In a desjierate tight which ensued
Fireman Curley was shot through the right
thigh and a brakeman knocked senseless
witli a stone. The thiev e escaped.
THIS TAKES THE BUN.
August Spins Out of the VuriilemnMl An.
archUtft, Will Lend to the Marriage- Altnr
Mln Nina Clarke Vnn Zandt.n llelle of
Chicago, Jan. 13. Miss Nina Clarke
Van Zandt, of tlds city, will on next Tues
day be married to August Spies, ex-editor
of the.4rcUcrZfttuii(;, now under sen
tence of death for complicity in tite Hay
market conspiracy and Iwmb-throwing.
Miss Van Zandt Is the only child of Mr.
James F. Van Zandt chemist In a large
manufacturing establishment here, and re
siding in a handsome house in one of the
niost attractive portions of the city. The
fact of the weddingwas continued last night
by both Spies and the father of the lady.
The circumstances as related last night by
Spies himself lr Us cell at the county jail
arc as luuun?.
"Purine the closing ilays of the tamous
trial of the anarchists there came Into the
court-room among others invited by
Judge Gary, the lady who is now t become
my wife." Here the anarchist editor
showed the portrait of a young lady of en
gaging presence and regular feature- The
complexion was thatof a rather light blonde
and the line form 01 tne owner was dressed
In the height of fashion. "Finally she
visited us in Jail and was formally intro
duced to me by one of our counsel. She
had found that 1 was neither an Ignoramus
a monster or a beast, and we became Inter
ested in each other until at last we arriv ed
at a mutual agreement. Yesterday she was
Here twice, as were also her parents."
As a member of Fourth Presbyterian
church of this city, at which Judge Gary
is an attendant Miss Van Zandt was ex
tended the invitation to coine with other
lady members of the church and occupy
seats on the bench with Mrs. Gary, who
was constantly at her husband's side during
the trial. It was then Miss Van Zandt
recopiiied in Spies the gentleman she had
met In the office of the ArhiUer Zcltunrj
some three years ago. Mr. Van Zandt
mentioned incidentally that his daughter Ls
the heiress of an aunt in Pittsburg, whose
estate aggregates in value between 8300,
000 and 8400.000.
Hit; Dittlllery Hurned at Terr Uatite,
Tenia: Haute,. Imt. Jan. 15. At 3
o'clock this morning, fire started In the
Terre'Haute distillery, on Hie upper floor of
fie main building in which are the wine
and beer moms and wine-vats. At 4:30
o'clock the upper floors in die south wing
went down with a crash. The lire spread
downward through the building, and soon
the Iwiler room was burning from end to
end. The bonded warehouse was sav ed.
In the building were not less than 65,600
gallons of high wines and 20.000 gallons of
low wines and rectified whisky. There was
a large amount of rye malt and oats in
store; also about 10,000 bushels of corn.
The building is a total wreck. James Nu
gent, the watchman. Is supposed to have
been burled in the names, as lie cannot be
found. Mr. Crawford Fairbanks, the prin
cipal owner, estimates the loss at 8100.000.
The insurance aggregates about 870,000.
PENSION FOR MRS. LOCAN.
It U Not Likely to he Grnlited-Genernl
New YflitK. Jan. 15. A Washington
special savs: There are Indications that
the house committee on invalid pension
will report adversely to the senate
bill granting a pension to Mrs. Logan,
The publishers of General Logan's book
send a statement to the Associated press.
which says that from the time the book
was isued, up to the death ot the senator,
the publishers had paid about SI, 000 a
month to the distinguished author. Since
the death of General Logan they state that
the sales have been so great that they are
unable, as vet. to figure up how much is
due Mrs. Logan.
BRUTAL PRIZE FICHT.
Lightweight Champion Contend forn Din
Lawiiesce, Mass., Jan. 15. A prize
fight was fought here last night in the pres
ence of a select few by Jack McAuliffe. of
Brookljn, the champion lightweight of
America, and Harrj" Gilinore. of Toronto,
the lightweight champion of Canada. They
fought for the Uolke international diamond
prize belt for lightweights valued at SI, 000,
aud a ure of J500. The men were In ex
cellent condition. Twenty-eight rounds
were fought, occupying one hour and fifty
two minutes. The tight was only finished
by Gilmore falling senseless in the ring.
A DISTINGUISHED CHItD.
A Iteputed Heir uf the 1'rluce Imperial
Xew York, Jan. H. A Paris special to
the Times says: All the week Paris lias
been gathering interest in vague stories that
a natural child of the Prince lmierial was
about to be produced. The mother Is a
schoolmistress in Australia. Her docu
ments consist of two letters and two tel
egriuis. the former unmistakably in the
prince's handwriting, but they refer only to
trilling Questions and appointments. The
boy Is said to be the Image of his reputed
Second SeMlon, Sixty-Seventh General An.
Columbus, Jan. 14. Senate. Bills
introduced: Increasing the penalty for
catrjing concealed weaions; closing wells
to prevent the waste of natural gas; en
abling guarantee companies to do business
in Ohio without making the special deiwsit.
Adjourned to Tuesday 4 p. in.
House. No business. Adjourned to
Tuesday 4 p. m.
Damaged by Fire.
PiTTsiiuiHi, Jan. 15. Fulton A Son's
foundry and machine shops were damaged
by fire tills morning to the extent of about
34,000. Several emplojes were Injured
while attempting to escape from the burn
ing building: none seriously.
A 830,000 Itlnre.
BritLlsoTos. Vt., Jan. 15. A fire last
night destrojed the Strongs block, the
Ethan Allen engine house, and Samuel
Huntington's block. I-oss, $50,000; insur
PitoviDEXCE. R. I.. Jan. 15. During a
fire tills morning at the Rock Island electric
light works the engineer was Killed and
another man seriously Injured.
Second Sewion Forty-Ninth Cmigrea.
Wasihnoto.n', Jan. 14. Sknate.
Resolution adopted: Asking for Infor
mation as to readjudication of private land
clahus In New Mexico.
mil introduced : Granting to railroads
the right of way through public lands of
the United States.
Debate on the inter state commerce bill
was resumed, and after a session running
up to near midnight the 1)111 paed by a
vote of 43 to 15 as follows :
Yeas Messrs. Allison, Keck, Perry,
Blackburn, liowen, Cockrell, Coke, Col
quitt, Conger, Cullum, Dolpn, Edmunds,
Eustls, Fair, trye. George, uiuson. t,or
man. Gray. Hale, Harris Haw ley, ing&lls.
Jones, ot Arkansas Jones, of Xevada, Mc
Millan, Plumb, l'ugh, samne, aauisoury.
Sawyer, Sewell. Sherman. Spooner. Teller.
Vance, Vest, Walthall, Whitthorne, Wilson
of Iowa IS.
Xavs Messrs. Aldrich, Illair, Brown,
Cameron, Chance, Chenary, F.varts, Hamp
ton. Hoar. Mitchell of Pennsylvania, Mor
rill. Payne. Piatt Williauis-15.
In the discussion ot tne Din senator
Hoar said it was a movement in the direc
tion of cheap transportation and of regula
ting the great railroads.
Mr. Sherman said he desired to state
his reaou for the vote he would tike on
tills bill. He believed that no bill of its
importance had ever had such general
support, not only among the people, but
In both houses of congress. tne neces
sity for its passage was great made greater
by the recent ueclssinn 01 tne supreme
court IWhatever might have tieen the
difference of opinion in the past, there was
now a. concurrent sentiment among an
classes of iHHiple strongly represented In
both houses of congress, that there should
be some general legislation In regard to
HorsK. A number of private senate and 1
pension bills were passed.
nil Dead Itody Discovered in a Clomp of
Cincinnati. Jan. 13. A Times-Star
special from Point Pleasant, W. Va., says:
The dead body of Nelson Borden was
found yesterday in a clump of bushes.
Three years ago Bonlen killed John Letch-
er during a ouarrel. Letcher's son, Abner,
then 12 years old, told his mother and oth
ers that when he was big enough he would
kill Borden. The fact that he was bunting
yesten'ay in the woods where the bodv was
found gives color to the belief that ue lias
carried ont his threat.
Alarming Prevalence of Cholera In Soulh
i 1 ,r 1. '
PlllLAKKl.niiA. Pa.. Jan. 15.-A. it..,
Durkee, ship broker and owner, of this
city, has just received a letter from Monte-I
vet.ln South America, statinir that cholera
prevails to an alarming extent on the uper
river Platte, including all towns above
Montevideo, both in Uruguay ami Argen
STAR AND CRESCENT.
Itegular Exerei Vesterday Afternoon
The Programme in Full.
The following programme was excellent-1
I V rendered by the Star and Crescent society
of the High school, Friday afternoon:
Salutatory "The Rope Walker" . .
,,, .. Julius Kaufman
Kjay Christmas Cards"-. Jllss Carrie Darst
Recitation "No Sects In Heaven"
. - . Jllss Alice WliiMood
Essay "Evils ol Bail Tcmper".Cuarlej elJh
Recitation "ice vvonaenni une-iiurse
Shay" ..Mls Mamie Dors 1
Essay- 'Diligence uecures success ' ,
. i- ,; . .. i.. .Forrest Mieaks
First Debate "Resolved. That greaterdan .
gers attend travel Dy railway man oy
('.vilss Marie Foley !
- 'Mi ltertha sharDless
I Hurt UtMot
( Mlsi Bertha Prnthero
Negative. .. -i -Miss Carrie Jackson
The judges. Misses Nora Ktsgo, Ma Arbogast
aud Carrie Lnngstreet. decided unanimously
in favor ot the affirmative.
Recitation "Burial of Moses" ... ..
.. Mlsi Alice Alexander
Ksxy "A Holiday Visit" . Je ttrude Shaw
Recltatlon-"Tbe Yankee (ilrl"
Piano Solo Miss Belle Taylor
Second Debate "Resolved, That the bar-
barous Is more happy than the civil
' VmIss (i race "ibson '
( Arthur Parker I
Miss fedta Carr I
I Miss Maude Derlchy
The iuilres. Misses Fullerton and Steiner
and Mr. Cook, dedlded In favor of theafflrma
Essay "Westminster Abbey".. .
Miss Hale Sharp
Recitation "Why Should the Spirit f
Mortal be Proud?" ..Miss Iona Von Iluben
Essay "Advertising" . Mis alma Berry
Recitation "The Remnant of ':C.
Mis Carrie Cunningham
Essaj "All Is not Cold that (.litters. .
Mi Mollie Darner
Recitatlon-"Meadlng the Old Flag".
Miss Stella Malan
Criticisms by the critics.
Valedictory "James A. tlarfield
... Jesse Crawford
iNEW PLANT PURCHASED.
The Champion Klectric Lirht Cotupnny 111
Kew (Junrtera Purchaiie of the KUter
Tlie Champion Electric Light company of
this city has purchased the Elster property
on Washington street and will make it
their permanent plant for the future. The I
present building on North street is entirely j
inadequate for their necessities. Constant
applications for the lights are coming in,
which the company Is unable to fill. Their
engines and dynamos in the present plant
are being strained to their utmost capacity
and even under this arrangement the com-
pauv cannot carry out Its plans. The new
plant on Washington street is more than
twice the size of the present quarters and
will be remembered as the remodeled
church nrouertv. which was formerly used
as a carriage manufactory. The transfer of
of the appurtenances will be made In a few
daj-s anil much new material added,) partic
ularly In the matter of dynamos and
The company expects to provide facilities
for the increase of its lights to any extent
that the city or private consumers may re
quire and will become a permanent institu
tion in this city. '
DEATH OF MRS. J. L. RODCERS.
Pawing Peacefully Awnjt After Elc,ht
Years of Patient Suffering.
Mrs. Hettle B., wife of Rev. J. L.
Rodgers, died this morning at -J o'clock,
aged about 55 years. Deceased has been an
invalid from palsy for the past eight years,
during which time she was a great sufferer,
requiring constant attention from those near
and dear to her. Mrs. Rodgers was a con
sistent worthy Christian lady and bore her
sufferings witli meekness and resignation.
Besides her husband, she leaves-three sons,
Robert, William and Denny, respected
young men in honorable positions in tills
city, and one daughter. Miss Mary. She
was the sister of A. P. Linn Cochran, the
well-known altornej'. The funeral will
take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
from the residence, 233 north Limestone
XVe Are to Have the Iltark Hunr."
Mr. A. G. Thomas, agent of the McCaull
opera companj-, is at the Lagonda house,
accompanied by his wife. Mr. Thomas is
in advance of one of the best opera com
panies in America, and it will produce the
great success. "The Black Hussar," at the
Grand ojiera house next Saturday evening,
January 22. This charming opera lias
never been heard in Springfield, and it will
be a great society and aitl-tic event. Mc
Caull carries fortv people, and for this per
formance will have an orchestra of ten
pieces. If the company arrives in time
"Falna" will be produced as a matinee in
the afternoon, but this la not definitely ar
A Dry House Containing Thirty Thousand
Pounds of Powder Explodes With
The Miami Powder Company Suffer
Ileal) I.OM Nobody Killed Ileal
dence Pnmaged Kffeet of
At two minutes after 11 o'clock last
night the sky to the south of this city was
lit up for an instant by a bright red glare
and In a few seconds a terrific explosion
was heard. Buildings were shaken and to
jiersons on the streets it seeuied as if the
ground was rising and falling beneath their
teet. This caused many to think that it
was an earthquake, but to those
the matter it was soon made known that
one of the mills at the Miami Powder
Works at Goes' Station had blown up.
At the time of the explosion the streets
were comparatively quiet, few persons be
ing outside of their homes, but in
a few minutes ioople coald be
seen hurrying about the streets,
endeavoring to learn the cause and particu
lars of the tremendous noise. Many rose
from their beds, alarmed by the heavy
shock and for a time there was considerable
excitement ill the city.
No particulars of the explosion could be
obtained last night, but this morning it was
learned that one of the dry houses at the
liwder mills hail gone up. Very fortunate
lj nobody was injured. The mill is one in
which the powder, after being mixed and
irround. is dried. The powder is placed in
shallow pans and these pans are then piled
in tiers over steam piee. The heat from
the pipes is sufficient for the drying pro
The steam pipes are covered with wood
en boxing and to this boxing the
KXI'LOSIoX Is 1)1 K.
The mills are now in operation
twenty-four hours a day. as the
heavy business of the company
comels It to run the mills to their utmost
capacity, in order that orders which are
already" may be tilled,
ro workman re-
mains ail the time in the dr -house, as it is
one of the mostdangrous mills at the works,
but at regular ierlsls a workman visits the
house to see that all is progressing favora
bly, and to make whatever changes In the
jiowder may be necessary.
George Farrell had charge of this dry
house last night, and .l 1 1 o elocK ejllereil
it 10 aiienu 10 ui.s worK. lie 11.111 scarcely
stepiied Inside the door before he sinelled
' . k, has, .,,,,.,,
discovered that the boxingoera portion of
the net-work of steam pipes had caught
hre and was tiegluuing to . blaze
in dangerous proximity to tlu powder
pain. That was enough tor him. as In
realized the imssibilltv of preventing an
explosion, anil he drew a bee line for safety.
He had gotten but one hundred and fifty
yards from the house when the explosion
occurred and he was
Tlir.OWX VIOLENTLY r
to the ground by the shock. He wasjjiovv-
It is very generally thought that the
house which exploded last night was the
one which was built last winter In place of
that which exploded with such terrible re
t quite a year airo. This Is an'rror.
s the dry Irouse located on tr hill J
side Just eat of the one which exploded
last v ear. It was about one hundred and
uuy yarns irom me uver aim was a one-
story frame .structure. (. widuvtor harles
Melder. of the i'an Handle, who came to
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the new drv house on the western bank of '
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sutirci up a ur.i 1 m.n irifirsriiimur tuc i ,
the river was still standing. '
The shock was very disastrous in its re- j
suits in the Immediate vicinity of the mill-. !
Window glass was shattered for miles j
nrmoul and .Innrs nnd sashes in hnn.es
I about the mills were blown in. and in mauv I half-past 7 last night with his juvenile pris
tin.f.neesi dished mirror, nnd elas over ' oner. 'Squire Gallisher acted ill Mayor
I Pictures, and clocks were smashed to'
atnms. This is not
1 for nt the tinif of
to be wondered at
the explosion, there
T1II11TV T11D1 .AND llll M.
of nowder in the house. The residence of
one ,, tlie workmen at the mills, located a
few ''""dred yards from the dry house, was
badly shattereil. In a dwelling house on
the Xenia and Springfield pike, a quarter
f . ...,, .lirretlv west of the
dry house, the doors and w indows were
blown in by the force of the shoek and the
plastering was knocked from the walls ami
teilings. It Is said that scaicely a whole
pane of glass remains in the windows for a
third of a mile from the scene of the explo
sion. It Xenia, six miles away, window glass
was shattered and houses shaken as if by
The loss to the company on the building
itself is not verj" heavy, but the loss on
luiwderaud the damage to buildings in the
vicinity, which the company is bound to
make good, will amount to several thous
ands of dollars.
This Is said to be the heaviest explosion
since the great wie whieli occurred about
fifteen years agoT At that time several
wheel mills and a magazine exploded with
in a few seconds and
FIVK JIEX WEHE KILLED.
At Yellow Springs the shock was felt
witli fearful distinctness. Buildings were
badly shaken, window glass broken, and
the front door of the Christiau church,
which was c'osed and locked, was blown
open. Residents in the village were ex
cited and anxious, as many of them have
relatives and friends working at the mills.
This morning's Oito State Journal re-
l lates following incident, concerning the e-
ulosion. at Columbus:
I Last night about midnight a distinct shock
. was felt all over Columbus by jiersons who
I were awake, and for the time being it was
I siipiised to be due to an eart iquake.
Numerous inquiries came to the telephone
office and the Mate Journal regarding it,
and it was some time before the phenomena
There was a general shaking of windows
everywhere. The Imbecile asylum shook
so perceptibly that the watchman ran out
side, thinking the top of the builuingor one
of the towers had fallen. At the iieniten
itentiary no little alarm was created, and
for the moment it was feared that an explo
sion had occurred within the walls, it
proves that a jiowder-mill explosion is the
next thing to a
Without knowing anything of the explo
sion Officer Trogus telephoned to jsjlice
headquarters that the earthquake had
shaken the German Methodist church at
the comer of Third street and Livingston
avenue, and that several persons asserted
that the structure had rocked perceptibly.
A violent shock was also felt in the Metro
politan opera house block at about the
same time. The doors and windows of
Crouch's saloon shook violently at both ends
of the place. Several persons passing by
the store of Freeman, StaleyA: Morton
about the time mentioned were halted on
their way north and south by a sudden rat
tling of the doors and windows. .Mer
chants' Policeman Butler reported that sev
eral residents on his beat in the southeast
end of town were alarmed by the shock.
Did jou hear if.'
Fortunately nobody was hurt.
Many lielieved that it was an earthquake.
The damage will probably amount to
There was considerable excitement about
town for a while.
Workman Farrell was fortunate to es
cape with his life.
Dr. Charles Dunlap Imagined that his
furnace had blown up.
Charley JelTeries thought burglars were
trying to get into the house, and lie arose
j and Instituted a search ot the premises with
a lantern in one hand and a coeked revolver
ill till) tlti'el.
Some! ody said he thought the shock was
caused bj Amos Miller falling ou the side
walk. The explosion was primarily caused by
super-heated steam. It was so hot that
the boxing ignited.
diaries L. Bogle was in Yellow Springs,
and seeing the Hash ami hearing the report,
thought It thunder and lightning.
((Hirer Temp Wilson, who was at the po
lice investigation, was certain it was snow
sliding from the roof of the building.
At the residence of Tom Font on east
Columbia street, the bird cage was knocked
down, the water dish was shattered, and
the bird's leg broken.
II f theflrnnd Jury Stetenteen Indictment
Iteported Than Par.
The grand jury for the January term of
Clark county common pleas court made a
partial reirt at 5 o'clock Friday evening
and adjourned over until next week.
Seventeen indictments In all were reisirted,
only thirteen of which can be mentioned at
present as follows!
William Jennings, stealing a mare Jan.
J from Melyn B. Layton.
William Jennings stealing a gelding
Dec 0 from John II. Kobelanz. l 1
William Jennings, stealing a mare Dec.
29 from Albert Martin.
Martin (Jallagher. selling liquor on elec
tion day to Daniel Vannoy and John II.
Isaiah Golightly. grand larceny. Stealing
a sealskin sacque telouging to Jennie
Alex. McDanlel. murder In the second
degree. Homicide of Charles Mitchell
Lizzie Bray, grand larceny. Stealing
S59.S0 from Christ Faurel.
Gilbert Hauck, falling to keep barroom
closed on election day. Novembers.
John Kane, selling liquor on election day.
November 2. lSSd, to Daniel Vannoy and
John II. Kneisley.
John Ueprogle. assault with intent to kill
Dr. Wm. Marquart, near Enon, December
Timothy Connell, robbery. Stealing a
watch of the value of S15 from Mattle
Veey. October 22.
William Jones and James Brown alias
Charles Join's, grand larceny. Stealing two
cows of the value of ST5 from Joseph
James (Juiil. burglary and larceny. Com
mitted December 22 on W. II. Burns' sa
I loon 111 Primrose alley.
j Since the above was put in type service
' lias been made on three more indicted par
ties and their names can accordingly be
then: Klward Voigt, Og. McCord and
Kohcit Hicks, all of the Lagonda house bar
room, selling liquor to a person in the habit
of being intoxicated.
THE BOY HORSE THIEF.
Young in Ynr hut Old In Crime He
Will Proh.thly he sent to the Iteform
Concerning the arrest in this city of
Charles Guv. the Iwy horse thief, which
vvxs chronicled in the Kki'L'iu.ic on
Thursday, the I'rbana t'lffroi says that
the horse and buggy stolen belonged to
Hubert Uus-cll of Concord township.
Champaign county. The Citlzrn con
Ths voiithfiil offender nroved to be
Charles Sumner Guv, a nephew of George
:"V- wiUi whom hemaile his home. The
ooy 13 ini mint-ill veins 01 aue nun 111s
parents are dead. He has been living with
Ins uncle. Mr. Guv. since his oarents died.
He is a bright boy, and though young in j
jcars. is old in stealing. He ha- never be-1
fore been arrested, but lie lias heeu found 1
everal thefts. A watch belong-1
r j --
iK b Washington Moss and jewelry of
Mrs Cut's uere taken hr him nnd sold.
.Mrs. i.uj s were taKen ny iiiiu and sold.
A the time of his arrest in Springfield, lie
had the false teeth of Mrs. Guy in his
Officer Colvvtll arrived in this city about
Ganson's absence at the preliminarj-hear-
" ltw ooy Mood up and tne warrant
j was read to him. charging him with horse
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""S' "" - e.ue.i . U.IUIC o. uin.
sauiKiimj. neiis iuru i.piuiu ovciu. ,
court to apiear before the grand jury to-1
day- , , ,
It was a sad sight to see a boy so young
aim small standing Imfore the court to an- .
swer to the charge of horsestealing. The,
offense was one so rarely heard of by one ,
of hi age that the mayor's office was crowd-
ed vv itlt people to see him. Efforts will be
i """" " "' "'"c ' .o ...e
A GIRL'S ESCAPADE.
Annie l'reii.h Apprehended In lllclimond
Her entanglement With a Couple of
A sjecial dispatch from Richmond. Ind.,
to the Coiiuiifrrhil Gazette says :
A handsome joung girl, about seven
teen j ears of age, named Annie French,
daughter ot John M. French, postmaster
at St. Paris, O., who ran away from home
last Thursday, was apprehended here last
night, and, by a trick detained until the ar
rival of her father this moraine, when he
took her home.
She left home telling her mother she was
going to v isit relatives at I'rbana. O., as
she was wont to do occasionally, and
the fact that she did ix.t return home that
evening did not occasion alarm. But when
she did not return Friday i.i.iit. and inquiry
failed to elicit any information as her where
alwuts, her parents susect?d soinMhin.?
was wrong, and were confirmed ln the sus
picion Saturday by the receipt of a letter
from her isist-marked "C. C. C. & I. Rail
way Mail Service."
She smted here that she was at Spring
field when her father was there after her.
closetisl witli a couple of young worthies
named O'Nell and Ross, and on Friday she
was at the St. James hotel in Springfield,
where the name of an I'rbana lawyer also
npiwnrs on the register. She does not con
fess all, but saj's O'Neil and Ross submitted
her to Indignities tiiat they were afraid
would make trouble for theiu ami paid her
fare to Yellow Sidings O., whither she
came here last night.
Factors Street Hill Furnlhe Two
Coasting accidents are of almost daily
occurence during this season of the j"ear.
for the dangerous but pleasant sport has
hundreds of habitues night and daj-. An
other bad smash occurred last night on
Factory street Elmore K. Grim. Charles
Purcell and several other young men were
coasting on the Factory street hill, and a
lad named Ed lrick was in front steering
for them. In going over one of the big
bumps the long sled left the track and
made love to a tree at the side of the street
All the coasters were thrown off, lrick
being most severely injured. He sustained
a long deep gash in the forehead, from
which the blood Ho wed profuselj-. He was
taken to Dr. Russell's office, where Grim
stitched him up. Purcell had a sprained
ankle and Grim was nioie or less hurt.
A young lady, w hose name could not be
ascertained, was so badly hurt in an acci
dent on the same hill that she was hauled
home in a sleigh, in an unconscious condi
tion. Police Court.
in police court yesterday Tow Gaffney
was Until SI and costs for being drunk and
disorderly. The case of William Montrose,
charged with violating the 10 o'clock ordi
nance was taken under advisement while
Pat. Doyle, charged witli receiving stolen
goods, was dismissed.
Calvin Blag and Maria Kelsner were
united in wedlock Thursday evening by
j Hev. Henry Tuckiey, at the St. Paul par-
THAT POLICE FIGHT.
Investigation of tli9 Conduct of the Sus
pended Assistant Chief James
llrtet Ahtrnrt or the Testimony McKay
Wa Not Orunk MarthAl Hughe
Part in the liou Full Par.
tlculnr of the Hearing
Last night on demand of James P. Mc
Kay, the nrently suspended assistant chief
of police, tile jBillce committee of council,
consisting of Messrs. Burnett. Kidder and
McKenna, met ill the office of the city clerk
for the puriose of holding an investigation
of the charges preferred against Olllcer Mi
Kay by Mayor Goodwin. A large number
of witnesses luil been siibpiinaed and were
in attendance, interested not only as wit
nesses, but also as friends or enemies of
The charge make by Major Gtxxlwin
against McKay was as follows;
"I hereby suspend from the lsilice force
of Springfield, James p. .McKay, for con
duct unberoiiiing an officer."
The charge grew out of the racket which
took place at olice headquarters on Christ
mas night. (In that night Chief McKa
went Into Mayor Goodwin's office and stated
to the mayor that Officer Ilizer haI not
done his duty the night before at a row,
which occurred at the comer of Center and
Main streets. The chief said that liizer
had not obeyed his call for assistance.
Itizer was called into the major's office and
McKay repeated the charge in his presence.
Kizer called McKay a liar and the result
was that a general row was In progress In
a few seconds, the details of which have
been published in the Kefi'iilic The
major suspended McKay, and the latter
tliereu'ion demanded an investigation,
which was held last night
Mr. McKay was represented by Hon.
George C. Bawllns and E. S. Wallace, Esq.
When the mayor's charge was read Mr.
McKay's attorneys demurred to it on the
ground that it was altogether too general,
and that it made no specific charges. In a
lengthy speech Mr. Kawlins pointed out the
fact that while the mayor had an unques
tioned right to suspend an officer from the
police force, he was required by the city
ordinances to report such suspension to
council and accompany his report with the
specific charges for which the officer was
suspended. He contended that, in this
case, the mayor had not complied with the
requirements of the law and that Mr. Mc
Kay ought to be reinstated without further
ceremony. He therefore moved that the
committee reinstate McKay. The commit
tee thereupon inquired of the mayor
whether, if this cliarge was dis
missed, other charges would be
preferred. He replied that he would at
once prefer more specific charges. It was,
therefore, determined by the committee to
proceed at once with the Investigation.
Thirteen witnesses were examined and
the committee did not adjourn until twenty
minutes ot three o'clock this morning.
Eight or ten other witnesses had been
subHin3'd but it was not deemed necessary
either by the attorneys or by the committee
to proceed further. Following are the
salient jioints of the testimony of each wit
Major Goodwin McKay repeated his
charge against Itizer In the latter's pres
ence. Chief Walker and Officer McClure be
ing In my office at the time. Kizer said
ttiat the charge was a falsehood.
but I i-ould not hear all he
said. McKay started for Bizer
but did not strike him. I told them to be
! quiet and ordered Hizer to leave the room.
1 1 heard the scuffle in the marshal's office
1 and saw the officers holding McKaj I did
not see him strike or attempt to strike anj--
bodj. I never knew him to drink.
j Charles Clbford- I saw McKay at the
hotel after the disturbance. He was not
i under the Influence of liquor, nor excited.
Ralph Bartholomew- Same as above.
Mr. Adam I saw nothing wrong with
Marshal Hughes I was not in the may
i or.s 0flicewl,en the trouble occurreit When
jtcKay came into my office he struck me in
1 .. . ......
,ne preast. I thought lie was urunlc or
craly. He said nothing to Itizer In my
offieo. 1 struck McKay, isawuosisnof
drunkenness In him when he first entered
niy ofllce ln t!lH ..ypning. l picked tip the
but did not hit him with It.
j. a. JlcCarty McKay tried to get at
i;iier n tl,e mayor's office. Did not see
i,im strike anybody. I did not think he
hail heen drinking, as I saw him before he
, wellt mt), the mayor's office and noticed
' lioillllik; jirv-uiiai uuoui iiiiii.
Veni. Corner In the marshal's ofllce
I Hughes hit McKaj-. McKay did not strike
Hughes. bometHxly lilt Hughes. Hughes
; got up out of his chair, advanced to McKay
and struck him. McKay was excited.
Chief Walker -McKay did not strike
Kizer in the major's office. Did not see
what occurred in the marshal's office.
Think McKay called Kizer a liar. He said
he could lick me. Can't .say what Rizer
said to McKaj'.
Officer askey The marshal got up and
opened the door, and then turned around
and struck Jlch.aj .Mac pushed the mar
shal awav. The marshal picked up the
poker. McKay was sober. Hughes was
about to strike me when I hit him.
Officer Gregorj' In the marshal's office
Hughes struck McKay after he had opened
the door. McKay complained of Rizer
calling him a liar. He was sotier.
Officer Marshall I saw nothing unusual
in McKay's conduct at roll-call.
O.Tieer McAuliffe McKay was not drunk.
Did not see the racket.
Officer McClure After McKay made the
charge, Rizer said it was a falsehood and
"It's an infernal lie." McKay said he did
not want to be called a liar, ln the mar
shal's office Hughes ordered them out-
Hughes struck McKay and knocked him
down Into a chair. McKav had said noth
ing to Hughes.
R. T. Nelson McKay was excited and
said he was not going to be called a liar.
Officer Rizer The mav or said that charges
had been preferred against me for coward
ice and asked McKay to state them. He
did. I said it was a falsehood that he
was a liar. He got very angry and wanted
to whip somebody.
On the conclusion of Officer ltlzer's testi
mony the attornejs for McKay rested the
case, being satisfied that thej" hml
shown that McKay was not
drunk at the time of the i
turbance and that ho had done nothing
which would justify his su5icnsion. The
Investigation was, therefore, adjourned.
The committee has not yet determined
what the nature of its report to council
will be, but will very likely meet sometime
on Mondav to prepare a report.
Must Carr tiood XVntche.
The I'an Handle railroad companj- hps
Issued an order that all train men. condve-
tors, engineers firemen.
switch-tenders must earrj- vv atches. This
Is not a new order, but the second part of it
is. The watches must keep time, and to
prove till., they must be examined everj
t iree months, by experts appointed by
t 'e company, if these examiners find
that the timers are not time keejiers
tl.ey will lie rejected, and the railroader
the watch repaired, or get a
It VVa.n't n Coon, A Iter A II.
Old man Houniday, a well known colored
character about town, was complaining to
Officer Nicklas today of the manner in
which he had been Imposed upon in a coon
trade. Said the old man: "I was awfully
fooled, and I'll never buy a coon again that
is dressed and hasn't got any head on. The
last time I did that I ate the coon and after
1 investigated the case a little I found that
it wasn't any coon at all, but a young dog
that I had paid for and eat No, sab, no
more dressed coons in mine."
tegular Monthl) Meeting Yenterdny-
terellng Repoit of the 4uperlutenil
The regular monthly meeting of the trus
tees of the Associated Charities Friday af
ternoon at the headquarters In the w est
county building, was well attended and
much Interest was manifested. Mrs. Anna
Belle Moire was announced as the presi
dent from the Ninth district
Treasurer Benalleck presented the fol
lowing financial exhibit for the mouth, vv hich
was received and placed on file:
lssDi-e. 19-AnTt at credit.. . S1.TI1 19
- ID-Cash collected In 7th
ar t 40
" 1 1 Cash from Dr. Knllerton- 1 l)
Cash collected by John
i Ci'Ii reeel'd from Vorce
17- J.ia. "1 Cash reeeited from Cha.
.V-t'aih part of tax levy
from city council
" li-Cah received from John
IS Dee. II Paid Rouse A Parsons
1S17 Jan. I.t-1'atdll. II. Cumbaek
" 13 " Rraley A Tuttle
13 - ' Rouse A Parsons.
B " Markey A Sconden
O- " W. I'lmlott
" IS ' -Sprlngflrldliszette
107 ("1 ,
Amount set aside from
lal fund tl.'oi hi
Amount at Credit of Assoclat
ed Charities. 511 57
Superintendent Cumback presented a cir
cular from th council of Charity officers.
and a specimen of the Bulletin published by
them, giving a description of traveling
frauds, etc.. who impose regularly upon
charitable institutions and people. On mo- I
Hon of Mr. Chas. S. Kay it was determined 1
to subscribe for the Bulletin, as 3 matter of I
justice and protection. t
Mr. John r 00s, chairman of the finance
canimittee, reported collections of subscrip
tions 01 aoout M.ooo.
Superintendent Cumbaek made his month
ly and quarterly report as follows:
Report of Superintendent of Yssociated
Charities for the month of December,
Number of new applications during month :C
. umber ot grants
Number ot loans
Number of vagrants applying
Number of grants for the quarter ending
Dec. 31 st.
Number of loans for the quarter ending
Value of clothlne distributed . . s ."
Amount of grants.
Amount of loani ., .. ....
Total amount of grants . . .
Total amount of loans.
Total value of clothing distributed.
. VA tv
Since the last meeting of the board gen
erous donations of clothing, etc, have been
received from the following persons:
Miss Ella Purseli, Mrs. Dr. T. F. Bliss,
Mrs. M. L. Rice, Mrs. O. A. Layton, Mrs.
W. M. Lupfer, Mrs. Mary and Catherine
Kauffman. Mrs. Dr. Lewis. Mrs. F. E. Bur
Iej Mr. Wm. C. Frje. Mr. Frank Fuller
toD. Mr. W. II. Weir, Mr. Lucius Muzzy,
clothing; Mr. Martin L. Rice, shoes; Messrs.
Wm. M. Black & Co.. cloaks; Sabbath
School. First Presbyterian Church, provi
sions. Respectfully submitted.
IL H. Clxiback, Supt. A. C.
Jam'akt 14. IS9T.
All persons baring subscribed to the
funds of the charities are requested to call
at the Second National bank and make pay
ment to J. O. Benalleck, treasurer, who
has the list of subscriptions and will re
ceipt for same.
The following invitations, handsomely
printed, were issued today:
.Mk. .sd.Mbj. J.E Sxrra
Request Your Treienca
At the marriage of their daughter,
EDWARD E. CALH00N.
Wednesday Afternoon. January Kth
At 3 o'clock.
.VO south Center street.
The groom-elect Ls the foreman of the
Rkpuulic news-room, a member and di
rector of the Springfield Publishing Com
panj". and a young man of excellent char
acter and admirable prospects. The pros
pective bride Ls a graduate of the city school
and a young lady of great personal popu-
larftj. I he l'.nriiii.ic staff and the friends
generallj-, of the contracting parties, unite
in advance congratulations but will have
more to say when the event Ls consum
mated. COMMON PLEAS COURT.
Ilrlef and Urecxe from Sleepy Hollow
A IMTorre Cae Other Judicial Mat
tent. The case of David Net! against S. Sulli
van and others occupied all yesterday af
ternoon and tills morning in common pleas
court. The case Is a very interestlns one
and is attracting wide attention. Mr. Sul
livan, the defendant, and others, petitioned
the county comm Lssioners for the
widtnhig of Honey creek, and the
petition was granted. The pres
ent plaintiff now sues to prevent
this being carried into execution, as they say
that such a change will damage their lands.
Mr. Earnhart. of Columbus represented
the defendants aud Oscar T. Martin and
Edward Bowman, the plaintiffs. A world
of maps and drawings were presented and
the case was not finished until noon today,
when the arguments being concluded, the
case was submitted.
Witnesses have been subpo?n:ed In the
old case of Graham Deuwell against Harry
U Rockfield, for damages on account of
the latter's refusal to sell Deuwell a lunch
In the Arcade restaurant The case Is set
for hearing Tuesday, Jan. 18th.
By her attorney. M. T. Buraham. Esq.,
Carrie Kaiser has brought suit for divorce
from her husband. Christian Kaiser, on the
grounds of extreme cruelty. Thepetltkei
charges that the defendant has on several
occasions knocked her down and threatened
her life with a revolver. They were mar
ried in 1S4 and have one child. The par
lies live on Chestnut avenue.
Tonight at the tirand.
The Grand opera house should lie
thronged tonight to hear Charles Verner
and company in "Shamus O'Brien." An
jst night witnessed a perfect ovation to
the universal favorite and sterling Irish !
commediaii. Mr. Charles Verner, a iut
tribute to tits hrllliant talent and merit. 1 he I
programme was varied and attractive,
fairly teeming with
gems fully relished by
the tiopular taste.
Lverj' now and then
there was a pleasing variation by Mr. Ver
ner, whose lrih drolleries caused the hall
to ring again with the laughter of the
) amused audience. lor comicalities of this
I description, -Mr. erner beats anyone wel
have heard in Nelson, and his rfoniiances
and witticisms possess the great recommen
dation of lieing entirely free from anjthing
Kd. Sullivan llluilnnl.
The case of Edward Sullivan, who was
sued bv Will. Seewald to recover $323. al
leged to have been lost to Sullivan in a
game of stud-poker, was called up before
'Squire Breckenrldge this (Saturday) fore-
noon. Seewald has left the city and con-
.. s i C. !.... s
i - i
Sffit,to.IS.rRSw'PHYSlCIAN AND SURGEON,
Rsn.. nnt In their appearance and were
ready f or triaL The case was accordingly
dismissed without prejudice.
7'J inch All -Linen Harnsely
: lilearlietl Itin-i-.h, Hi per yard,
j worth 1 50.
I Uleucued Damasks at 7-'-c per
yard, worth Si.
54 extra large Itle:ichfd Nap
kins at a special low price.
4S AM .-,0 M.ME.ST0XE ST.
N. U. ( lo.i and Wraps ai Great l!e
ductiolis m Price
Gturaiileed Strictly Pare.
Penna. Buckwheat Flour, Pure
Teas Our Voons IljHon, (int Pow
der, Onion and Japin Teas cannot bs
excelled bj anj in the city.
Try a pinad of .nr fre-h mixed Cof
fee, a mix are of .11 itjciibo, Jjta and
Fine Olives and Olive Oil: Pioneer
it-. -a n.ii.n. .. ,.. .ti.- . i'..i. n.,h
., ,,., 1 '
ouiirj, i.ame, eu.
iS. J. STRALEY a CO.
1M K.V.ST HIGH sTKIXT,
Frre Delivery. TVIrphout 43.
j DilflK lUU
!!J. D. SMITH CO.
Corner VVet High St. and Walnut Alley
Blank Book Work anl Legal Blinks a
SUGAR CURED HAMS,
SHOULDER and BACON.
PURE LEAF LARD!
For Family TJ.e.
1 6 E. High Street.
Accounts of Banks. Bankers and Corpora
Our facilities for COLLECTION'S are excel
lent, and ve re-discount for Banks when bal
ances warrant It.
Boston Is a Reserve City, and balances with
us from Banks not located In other Reserve
Cities) count as a reserve.
We draw- our own Exchange on London aad
the Continent, and make Cable traiulersand
place money by telegraph throughout the l nt
ted State and Canada.
(Sovernment Bonds bought aad sold.and Ex
changes In Washington made for Banks with
out extra charge. .
We have a market for prime first-class In
vestment securities. and Invite propusals from
States. Counties and Cities when Issuing
We do a general Banking business, and in
ASA P. l'OTTKR, President.
JOSS. W. 1VOKK. Cashier.
OR. J. G. OLDHAM,
OPERATIVE DENTISTRY A
Hn. 9tf E. Ma-n Strsat.
Dr. Frank G. Runyan,
M-Kooms In Bucking!) im'. nulldlair.oTer-Cr
JiarMurphyJt Bro.'s Store.-e
poclal mention given to tie oreservlngot
DR. A. A. HUNT
I Would respectfully announce that he tias3
i resumed the practice ol Dentistry In this
city, vince ana nesmeuce
Tio. 185 South Limestone St.
DR. J. T. McLAUGHLIH,
106 West Mala St. Telephone 45,