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VBHiKOTO)i.Jari 15 Ohio
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Springfield, O., )
January 17, 1887. J
Calls for more tnan passing
Boys' tumbled - down-to-Ss
suits are put there to be looked
at side by side and selected as
choice strikes you.
It's a collection from many
fast selling lines that cannot
be duplicated Irom our factory.
In other words,
Odds and Etfds.
Between our $1,50 and $5
suits there isn't a better bar
gain in the house than these
BOYS' S3 SUITS
We don't blame you for
being the least suspicious of
men's and youths' overcoats
at $2, which are no doubt
tnree dollars below any ex
elusive retailer's prices, and
yet you ought not to be sus
picious of any garments made
and sold by the When, for
their buying and manufactur
ing facilities admit of their
sometimes doing some
mighty queer things.
Here's a queer one : A mis
take of our makers in putting
two shades ol cloth in boys'
5 to 10 year overcoats takes
off a quarter more than half
from the price. It's a fault of
little importance to the look
and wear of the garments ;
still the mistake is there, and
our quickest way out of the
difficulty is-to throw them on
the market at what fliey'JlJ
bring (one dollar each) pocket
the loss and exercise more
care next time.
The 25c Scotch cap ques
tion will probably settle with
this week's selling, but the 19c
big red knitted and fulled
mittens, over which there's
been so much scrabbling, will
doubtless last into another
week. You are safe to. come
for caps and buy mittens.
There's a careful collection
ol Derby hats in that hat cor
ner with nothing to distin
guish them from Knox, Yeo
man or Dunjap makes, except
price and the name in the
If you want more hat and
less name, steer clear of hat
stores and buv from
Springfield's Only One Price
25 AXI 27 WEST MAIX ST.
All Goods First-class.
TELEPHONE NO. 262.
IS'O. 13 E.A.SST HIGH ST.
or. j. t. Mclaughlin,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
10G West Main St. Telephone 45.
AN ILLEGAL ELECTION.
So the Circuit Court Decides in the Case
of Lieut Governor Eobertsoa
Thr Persons Suffocated by Oa A 17. 9.
Cltlien Maltreated In Cuba Another
How Ijw Decision Railroad ttliop
Fire General News.
By the Asoeited Pres
Imiiaxapoi.is, Jan. 17. Judge Ayres,
of the chil circuit court, this morning gate
Ills decision in the proceedings against
Lieutenant (Jovemor Robertson. He held
that the court had Jurisdiction of the case,
and also that there is no pro islon of the
constitution whereby a lieutenant governor
can be elected at any other time than when
a governor is elected, and that Is once every
four years; and inasmuch as the election
w as not constitutional, he granted a writ of
injunction against Colonel Robertson. In
conclusion, the judge -said he assumed Ju
risdiction and made the decision he did so
there could be an appeal to the supreme
conrt at once. He believed that upon such
an important auction an opinion of that
court should be had.
THE DEATH BLOW TO POLYCAMY.
The Tueker Hill the Last Nail in the Cof
fin of this 8ln.
Washington-, Jan. 17. A more dis
gusted lot of men were never seen than the
Mormon lobbj here. The passage by the
House of the anti-polygamy bill, without a
division of votes, seems to hae discour
aged them completely. Probably the Mor
mons will some day learn some sense. The
mere emploi ment of the class of men they
had working for them ought to condemn
anything. They were hangers-on and no
torious characters. I heir tery presence
was enough to defeat the object sought, for
a laudable measure would never call to its
support such advocates. It Is now quite
clear that this blot on the escutcheon of
Christian civilization will be entirely
removed. Pol) gamy must go. It was
observed that the members who
hae heretofore croaked about
the constitution, liberty, human rights and
other rot, said not a word this time, but
simply voted aye for the further restriction
of bigamous practices. If the provisions
of this act are carried out and they prob
aMj will be there w ill be nothing more than
a tradition left of polygamy and polyga
mous organizations In Utah and other terri
tories within a year. This bill confiscates
the property of these people and organiza
tions and dumps Into the penitentiary the
persons plurally married. Statesmen here
sav that it Is positively the last nail In the
coffin of this sin. If, however, anything
further Is needed. It can be had. The pas
sage of this measure in the face of the lot
by tight made, shows that any reasonable
law can be enacted to wipe out bigamj.
erstwhile known as polygamy.
SH RMAN THE MAN.
The Kxrellent Chanr. lie lias 1or the
Wasiii.vgtox, Jan. 17. An Ohloan well
and Intluentlalli known in official circles
here said last night: "In speculating as to
the next republican presidential nomina
tion, Ohio men. whojarjeJiere and who are
ptfasto inside" political currents, are
unanimous In tiie opinion that Senator
Sherman's prospects are brighter now than
thev nave ever Wen before at wis stage or
the canvass. Indeed, there Is a strong be
lief among republicans outside of Ohio that
If Ohio sends up a solid Sherman delega
tion to the convention in 1!S. he will cam
off the plum. Itecent events which need
not be mentioned now nave woixierruny
strengthened the senator in the west and
northwest, and unless he receives some
back-set now unforeseen, he stands the best
chance of being the nominee of any man
that has been named thus far. These are
the facts of the situation as it now stands.'
THREE PERSONS ASPHYXIATED.
A Singular and Fatal Occurrence In Troy,
Titoi , X. Y., Jan. 17. A singular and
fatal accident occurred in this city last
night Gas was shut off and an examina
tion of houses In the neighborhood of the
gas company's buildings was made. In on
room of a tenement house three persons.
William Gillillan, Ida Bennett and Caroline
Bennett, were found dead, sitting around
the room as they had been conversing w hen
the gas overcame them. Other families in
the neighborhood were aroused and ordered
bj the iwlice to leave their houses. A leak
in the pipes which ran through me district
w as probably the cause of the accident
ON HIS ROYAL RIGHT EAR.
A United States Cltlien Imprisoned on a
False Charge In Cuba.
St. Louis, Jan. 17. Mr. Meyer Kauff
man, a well-known commission merchant,
residing at 1427 south Broadway, arrived
y. sterday from Cuba, where he says he was
arrested on the charge of swindling to the
amount of S27.000 In the City of Mexico.
He was kept in jail tw elve days until an
officer from Mexico came and said he w as not
the man w ho was w anted. Mr. Kauftman
proposes to sue the Spanish government for
THE DOW LAW.
It In Derided that the Tai Applies to
Cincinnati, Jan. 17. Senior Sons,
wholesale liquor dealers, brought suit in the
superior urt recently to test the constitu
tionality of the Dow liquor law tar and its
applicability to wholesale dealers. The
questions were decided by the court today
declaring the law to be constitutional, and
t at it applied to wholesale dealers. There
.ire about sixty dealers in Cincinnati inter-
i-sted in the question, and they propose to
c irry the case to tne supreme court.
lie Will Assign.
St. Lori. Jan. 17. Joseph Pellen, re-
tall clothier, doing business at 213 north
Broadwaj. confessed judgment today for
S"0,000. No assignment has yet been filed
.ind his assets and liabilities are not yet
Prumlnent IM M. Itallroad Man Diesnt
Cincinnati. Jan. 17. Mr. W. II. Clem
ents, a weil-knovvn railroad man, diet! at
Morrow, Ohio, this morning. He had held
responsible positions with the Little Miami
and other railroads for
many j ears.
Kallylnc of Dr. McGlynn'a supporters.
Nfw York. Jan. 17. The Trades 9 n
ions 1-ave decided to support Kev. Dr.
McGhnn in his trouble with Archbishop
An Irish Tenant Shot.
Drnt.iN, Jan. 17. A tenant named
K ene, who had paid Ids rent was shot and
severely wounded last night in County
Ten Hours a Djy.
Chicago, Jan. 17. P. D. Armour Is en
gaged in bringing the bricklayers In his em
ployment to working ten hours a day.
An Outbreak Feared.
Constantinople, Jan. 17. Reinforce
ments have been sent to Crete, an outbreak
against Turkish outposts being feared.
8unset Cox's Condition.
Washington, Jan. 17. The condition
of Hon. S. S. Cox Is somewhat Improved
tills morning, but be Is still quite HI.
Death of Oen. W". 11. llaien, Chief Signal
Officer, of Diabetic Coma, Sunday Ereu
Ing. Wasiiinotov, Jan. 17. General W. V.
Hazen, chief signal officer of the United
States army, died at Washington of dia
betic coma at 8 o'clock last evening. He
suffered from diabetes for some years, but
of late had.Iinprov ed In health and strength,
and hopes were entertained of his com
pete recovery. At the reception to the
diplomatic corps given by the president he
took a severe cold, causing him to keep his
bed on the Hth. On the 15th Inst, he was
up and reported himself much Improved,
saing that he would goto his office on
Monday. On Sunday morning his physi
cian, P. F. Harvey. U. S. A., was sum
moned to see him soon after daylighL He
at once repaired to his rooms and found an
alarming change In his condition, suggest
ing a poisoning of the blood from his con
stitutional disease. He at once adopted
measures to ov ercome tills condition and
Tv-store strength. A consultation was also
sought with Dr. D. L. Huntington, of the
army, who agreed In the main with the at
tending physician. The case was deemed
of so extreme gravity that his relatives In
the city were Informed and they at onee
gathered ubout him and spared no effort to
bring him relief. Some improvement re-
ulted from the treatment but toward even-
lint his svmDtoms became aggravated and.
at the request ot the family. Dr. Lincoln
met Drs. Harvey and Huntington in consul
tation. Every measure that skill or science
could suggest failed to rally the sinkiug
officer and he breathed his last at 8 o'clock
In the evening. Ills final Illness was not
accompanied by suffering, and his deatn
was calm and without a struggle.
Washington, Jan. 17. The House, by
yeas US. nays 137, refused to take up the
the Inter-state commerce conference report,
to the exclusion of motions to suspend
General Haren will be buried with mili
tary honors on Wednesday ,at 12 o'clock,
from St John church. His remains will be
temporarily Interred at Oak Hill cem
etery. The final Interment will
be made after ilrs. riazens return imm
Europe, probably at Hiram Ohio, his old
The pall-bearers will be General Bennett
Adjutant General Drum. Paymaster Gen
eral Rochester, Quartermaster General Hal-
aberg. General Duane. chief of engineers,
and Surgeon General Moore.
General Sheridan has charge of military
arrangements for the funeral.
The Ohio Southern Shop First Duplicated
Detroit, Jan. 17. A special from Cal
umet Mich., says that the round-house of
the Hecla and Torchland Kallroad and
Mining company, the stock being owned by
ieii. & is. ,ar s ?; .J. rf"i
at from SoO.000 to S75.000.
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Meeting or the Republltau County Com.
mltteeon January XOth fur Organiza
tion. The new republican county central com
mittee will meet on the last Saturday of
January, the 2'Jth inst. at 1 o'clock p. ra..
at county coinmUsIouers' room, for organi
zation. The follow log Is a complete list of
the members as selected at the last county
Bethel Township. Donnelsv lie J. E.
BetherTownship. Jtedway II. Harulsh.
Bethel Township, New Carlisle J. C.
German Township, Lawrenceville Geo.
German Tow aship, Tremont J. II. Mo
Klnley. Greene Township Oliver Garlough.
Harmony Township J. II. Stewart
Madison Township. South Charleston
J. C. Pringle.
Madison Township, Selma Dr. T. B.
Madriver Township C. G. Bartlett
Moorefield Township Lewis Yates.
Pike Township B. K Minnich.
Pleasant Township Wm. E. Bloyer.
Sprinefteld Townshlji George Beid and
First Ward A. J. Baker.
Second Ward P. M. Cartmell.
Third Ward, A Preclnct-J. J. Goodfel
low. Third Ward, B Precinct Bert Whlttley.
Fourth Wanl-W. T. Irwin.
Fifth Ward, A Precinct Chas. It Crain.
Fifth Ward, B Precinct H. Fenster
macjier. Sixth Ward, A Precinct J. C. Hollo
way. Sixth Ward, B Precinct George W.
Seventh Ward, A Precinct W. K. Mills.
Seventh Ward, B Precinct Jas. E. Stew
art Eighth Ward, A Precinct Wm. S. Wil
son. Eighth Ward, B Precinct H. Lay
bourne. Ninth Ward B. F. K. Jennings.
There will probably be vacancies in pre
cinct B, third ward; A, fifth ward, and B,
sixth ward. Wm. M. Ilockel, Esq., secre
tary of the committee for the past ear. Is
prominently mentioned for the chairman
ship of the committee.
A PECULIAR DEATH.
A Mother of Ten Children Attends a Ke.
viral and Falls Dead While Sneaking;.
There was a very sudden and remarkable
death at a Methodist church In Fayette
county a few days ago. The church Is
called the Center M. E. church and Is situ
ated at the edge of Fayette county, about
five miles southeast of Bowersvllle. For
some days there has been a revival meeting
going on there, which has attracted large
crowds from the vicinity. Among the at
tendants on the fatal morning were Mr. and
Mrs. Cyrus Sparks, who live on a farm In
the edge of Greene county. After the
meeting had been fairly opened and several
persons had participated in the services
Mrs. Spark arose to speak, but had only
pronounced a few sentences when she
threw up her hands, and with a low moan
sank to the floor and immediately expired,
causing deep sorrow and great consterna
tion in the congregation.
The peopla were horrified and hardly
knew what to do, but finally she was lifted
up and placed iu a convey aur and taken to
her home, where a most pitiable scene en
sued. Mrs. Sparks was forty-five years and
the mother of ten living children. mot of
w horn were at school and reached home a
few minutes after she had been brought
there a corpse. Her little ones w ere crazed
with grief, and with the distracted father
made a most unhappy and disconsolate
Mrs. Sparks was a very large woman,
weighing nearly or quite 200 pounds, and
It is thought that death was caused by heart
disease. She was a daughter of Jacob Kan
ken, a prominent Fajette count) citizen,
w ho w as a county commissioner some j ears
Interesting Uei I val Jleettugs at the Central
31. K. Church.
The revival services being held at the
Central M. E. church are very largely grow
ing In Interest The lecture room was well
filled at every service last week, and a very
decided interest was developed. On last
night the audience room and gallery were
filled to their utmost capacity, ami large
numbers were turned away because there
was not even standing room. Dr. Kunyan
is preaching some plain, practical gospel
sermons, tint are producing goou results.
Services, every night this week, to which a
cordial invitation to all
people is given.
Miss Colleen Manning, of St.
the gnwt of friends In the elty.
THE CLICK INQUEST.
Examination of Witnesses bj Coroner
Bennett Yeiterday Some New
Hut Xothlng to Chance the Official Opin
ion that Click Wni Killed In Jump
ing rrora the Train The
Coroner Bennett held his Inquest Sunday
upon the death of Irvln Click, whose bodv
was found at Bowlifsvllle last Thursday
morning, in a position giving rise to the be
lief that he came to his death in jumping
from I. B. A W. passengler train No. 8,
Conductor Dieter, going north the evening
before. The Inquest yesterday developed
no startling facts, but several
POINTS VVKIIE BROCOUT OUT
which had not been known before. In the
hrst place, it was shown that the body was
not found until the morning after the al
leged accident about fourteen hours, in
all, after young Click meljils death. This
would have been ample Trinie for him to
have gone from Shattac (where he was
seen about train time by the operator) to
uowlusvllle, where the pody w as round.
Besides this, ComlnctoriMeter certified that
ne went irom one end or
J the train to the
other and satisfied him:
that no person
had got on at Shattoc
Coroner Bennett had
nt up to noon,
' feels that it is a
rendered his v erdlct, and:
difficult one to frame, Tl
ere is nothing to
show conclusively that be
vas on train No.
6, or w hether. If so, he met his death by
falling or jumping off. TBere is nothing to
show foul play, but In certain features the
rase Is most m)sterious. ' Following is an
abstract of the ev idence: I
Daniel Itockatield of Tremont testified
that he lives at Uowlusvllle. Between 7
and 8 ''clock a. m. Jan. 18, 1887, in com
pany with Mr Jenkins, he saw the body of
a man lying miner me irame w orK oi me
crane, used for catching the mall on the I.
B.i. railroad at Uowlusvllle; we both
saw It at the same time; "Mr. Jenkins re
ported to Capt llowlus that there was
A DEAD MAN OUTtTIIEKK..
Cannot say what caused the. man's death;
saw a pair of boots Ijing twenty feet south
of the bod; witness was t there when the
coroner came; the body had not yet been
disturbed or removed; did not know who
the man was either before or after coroner
came; hav e since learned the body was Ir-
in Click's; heard the train," on the I. U. fc
W , known as No. 6, go thtough the village
the night before; it did not stop; a man s
hat was found up the track, probably four
hundred yards from where the body was
' "onl ,K?" n ".""V ,.r ,
Unttato S V SZte He hrsl
w ? . . .,, ,, : ,..
crane, .said to lEnctAtiem:' " i n,re lies a
,. . . . .. - --- -
ueau man, anu went aim loin '. apiain
Itowlus. who telegraphed afouce to the cor
oner. Was acquainted with Irvln Click in
his lltctlme. and took the body to be his by
a scar on the side of his 1ead and by his
clothing. Train No. 8, on'the L B. A W.,
did not stop at Bowlusvllfr the night be
fore. l.ast time witness iw Irwin Click
alive was on Sunday nightj Do not know
the cause of his death. Ifwin was not
addicted to drink, and witness never heard
of his hav lug auj quarreMar trouble with
Caleb II. GambleJ, telegraph operator at
Stiattuc, testified that he was at his place of
business Wednesday night when train No.
$, In charge of Conductor Dieter, went
north. It stopped at the station. I saw
Irwin Click, lie asked me what time then
would be a train on the L B. A W and I
told him at 5:50, railroad time. He asked
STOPPED AT llOWLtlSVII.LE.
I told him it was a flag
station only, and they only stopped
When there was a signal for passengers to
get on or off. He said he believed he would
take that train and go to Bowltisville. He
went out ot my office a moment before the
train came, and I saw no more of him un
til the next morning at Bowlusville; he was
dead. Did not see him get on the train; he
had time to get op the train if he wished;
It stopped a minute to register; know noth
ing of the cause of his death. It was about
8:45 next morning when I next saw him. I
noticed when at n:j office he carried a pair
of boots; he asked me the fare to Ilowlus
ville ami I told him ten cents. I have
known Click about a veJ and the body Is
Conductor William Dieter testified: Am
a railroad conductor; was In charge of pas
senger train No. 1. leaving Springfield at
5:35 p. in., Wednesday, January 12. 1887:
stopped at Stiattuc to register, saw no pvr
son at Stiattuc except the operator In the
office: took on no passengers at Springfield
or Stiattuc for BowIusvilW; a man might
have got on the train without my seeing
him while I was in the office registering; I
got on my train at the rear end and went
through to the baggage-car; I satisfied my
self no person had got on the train; I had
no passengers, as before stated, for Bow
lusville. and had no signal lor passengers u
get on at Bowlusville; I went through Bow
lusville at the rate of about thirty or tnirty
Hre miles an hour, and if any person was to
have jumped from ray train that nigtit it
would have been almost certain to cause In
stant death; was not acquainted with de
ceased, and know nothing of cause of his
death: did not learn of his death until 8:50
a. m. Thursday, when we stopped at Bow
lusville on the return trip south.
'A PIONEER CITIZEN.
Nathaniel P, Stone Passes 1'eacef nil y Away
Saturday Evenlncllli Life.
At 6 o'clock Saturday evening Mr. Na
thaniel P. Stone, one of the oldest and most
prominent citizens of this city, died at his
residence. No. 156 east High street, of
pneumonia, after an Illness of but a few
hours. Mr. Stone's life covered a ieriod of
eighty -five years, and was a useful and
busy one. In IsM. when the original
SDrinufield State bank was organized under
the free banking laws of Ohio, Mr. Stone
was elected one of its directors, together
with Dr. John Ludlow, It D. Harrison, Oli
ver Clarke and Wm. Kodgers. The firstthree
hav e all passed away, and Mr. Itodgers is the
only survivor, and he is stilt a director of
the First National bank, from which the
Springfield bank was reorganized in 1S04.
For thirty years Mr. Stone was a director In
this Institution, but in 18S0 his health was
so impaired, that It was Impossible for him
to longer attend to such duties. Since that
time, however, each year he has been re
tained as a director, an honor w hlch is sel
dom thrust upon anyone. Mr. Stone was
twice married. After the death of his first
wife he married Martha Whiteman, of Cin
cinnati, & woman with an amiable and lov e
ly Christian character, who has in all her
husband's Illness watched over him with a
constant care, that has told upon her health
very visibly. Frank, the only son. Is a
Drominent surveyor in this city. The de
ceased was a native of Vermont, and has a
sister living in tiiat state.
The funeral will occur Thursday at 10 a.
m. from the house. Friends are Invited to
attend the services at the residence, but the
burial will be private. The body will be
temporarily placed In the vault at rerncliff,
Wants n Divorce.
By his attorney. Luther F. Young, Esq .
Stafford Cooper this (Monday) morning
filed his petition in the court common pleas
asking for a divorce from Kate Cooper, on
the grounds of the willful absence of the
defendant for more than three years past
Plaintiff says that her present whereabouts
are not known to him. The defendant's
maiden name was Kate Greener, and they
were married In Lebanon April 20, 18S0.
o cmiaren nave oeen oorn u uiem.
This It the second time this plaintiff has
attempted to secure divorce from hU wife.
Th first attempt was unsuccessful.
Three More Horses stolen at ellow
Spring. Unr llelonclltE toChrl.tle Hoi
Ion ay -All ItecotereU.
Win. Jennings, the notorious horse thief,
is safely lodged in Jail, but horse-stealing
continues, just the same. The stealing Is
probably done bv persons who desire to
follow Jennings's illustrious example, and
they will be, before long. In the same hole
which he Is now in.
On Sunday the Kkpi'iu ir chronicled the
fact that Mrs. Klizabvth Casad, widow of
the late T. F. Casad, proprietor of the Yel
low Springs house, had had a tine straw
berry roan mare stolen on Friday night
The mare was recovered yesterday, but the
thief is still at large anil will proba
bly remain at large. Yesterday the po
lice were notified that tw o more horses
had been stolen at Yellow Springs. On
Saturday evening Charley Itldgeway, who
formerly had charge of thedrug store at the
corner of south Limestone and Pleasant
streets, but who now resides with his
father in Yelkivv Springs, went to Green's
livery stable about 7 o'clock and obtained a
handsome horse and sleigh. He drove from
the stable to the residence of a young lady
on Day ton street, whom tie expected to
take sleigh-riding. He hitched the horse
and entered the house, and w hen he and
the lady went out a few minutes later the
rig was gone. A vigorous search was In
stituted for it Immediately, but no trace of
It was found until Sunday evening, when
Link Harner, who resides a few miles from
Byron, Greene county, reported that he
had found the rig on the road near his
honse and had stabled it The thief had
probably got frightened and abandoned the
About the same tinio on Saturday even
ing that Green's rig was taken. Mr. Keifer.
who lives a few miles from Yellow Springs,
hitched his horse and sleigh in front of
Birch's store in Dayton. In a few minntes
tils rig. too, had disappeared. A man who
entered Birch's store later in the evening
reported that he had seen tke rig being
rapidly driven out Dayton street Yester
day, Mr. Keifer's horse arrived home by
himself, having been turned loose by the
Last night Mr. Ed. Shuev. of this city,
went to Hollo way's livery stable and got a
rig for the purpose of driving to Mrs.
Hyde's residence, about a mile south of
Yellow Springs, to call on a lady friend.
He had In the buggy two very
handsome robes of his own, one
u red plush and the other a beautiful wolf
robe, the two being valued at S50. tie
hitthed his horse In front of Mrs. Hyde's
residence and In the course of an hour or
two made the alarming discovery that the
rig w as gone.
hen he returned home he learned that
the rig had been found about 2 o'clock this
morning near the corner of Yellow Springs
and Washington streets by some Bee Line
railroad men who were switching there.
The horse and buggy were all right but the
two fine rots were gone and no tnu-e of
them has yet been discovered. Any infor
mation leading to their recovery will be re
warded. THE GLASS KILLED HIM.
The ramous Lamp. Chimney Ml.tlrntor
Approaching Ills Etui Ills Abnormal
Appetite About to Kill Him.
A special dl.patch frotn Chicago gives the
following particulars of the approaching
death of the famous museum freak, the
glass-eater, who exhibited at the dime mu
seum on west jlaiu street several weeks
Chicago. Jan. 10. The famous dime
museum curiosity, w ho has feasted on glass
bottles, salt eel ars and lamp chimneys. Is
approaching his end. His abnormal nppe
tlte Is the cause, of Ills physical decadence.
and from appearances It is etreniely prob
able that he will soon join the vast army of
cranks who are now under ground. As a
iiiUMrum curiosity he was a success In all
parts of the country. He masticated glass
ware in a manner that astonished physi
cians. For sev eral day s It was surmised
that the glass-eater was a mountebank, but
after several experts had said that he was a
genuine glass-eater his fame became na
tional, and he dictated the amount of salan
he should receive.
But he fell. Several weeks ago he reached
this city and found himself in poor circum
stances. He lived on the west side, and
yesterday became embroiled in a quarrel
with his wife- His arrest followed. At
the station he grew delirious and raved like
a maniac It was surmised that he was
suffering from delirium tremens. But sub
sequent investigations proved that the sup
position was ill founded. Several physi
cians were called to attend the man, and
when they were informed that the invalid
was the noted glass eater, they began to ex
periment It was soou ascertained that the
glass that he had eaten hail told disastrous
ly on his health. His stomach was found
to be lacerated to a frightful extent and
food it could not hold. He craved for glass
continually, but it was refused him. He
also asked for liquor and met with like
treatment The glass-eater, according to
the statement of the physicians, will bid a
long farewell to this earth before the week
is at an end.
CLARK COMMON PLEAS.
Arraignment of ludlrted Parties Pleas
or Not Guilty Mitlon lluslness.
All the parties against whom indictments
w ere found and reported Friday ev enlng,
were arraigned this morning before Judge
James Quill, Indicted for burglary and
larceny, pleaded not guilty. No counsel
Tim Connell. larceny, pleaded not guilty.
Charles Brown, alias Charles Jones,
jointly indicted with William Jones for
grand larceny, pleaded not guilty. Isaiah
Golightly, colored, also pleaded not guilty.
Gilbert Houck, liquor Indictment pleaded
not guilty, and his bond was fixed at $150,
August Schneider, security. Same plea,
bond and security In the case of John Kane.
Alex. McDaniels, murder in the second
degree, plea of not guilty. Oscar T. Mar
tin apiiointed attorney.
Lizzie Bray, grand larceny, pleaded not
William Jennings, horse stealing, pleaded
guiltv to three indictments. William M.
Itockel was appointed his attorney.
Martin Gallagher, failing to keep his sa
loon closed on election day, gav e bond in
$100, with Win. Bums as surety.
Today was motion day in Judge White's
court and the follow ins business was
transacted on the motion docket:
Globe Printing Co. vs. Charles A. Beeser.
Motion partly overruled and partly sus
tained. J. W. Moore vs. Sarah Blount. Motion
Annie Clough vs. Michael Kennedy et al.
Mary E. Denlinger s. Sarah Denliuger.
The case of W. L. Sheets vs. W. L.
Smith, on account Is on trial to the court
and petit jury today.
The case of Samuel II. Bowlusvs. Eliza
beth Ilroadstone was heard to the court and
The religious lectures at Temperance hall
are increasing in intesest. Sunday evening
Mr. Wilcox spoke on the "Baconian Method
ot Interpreting the Scriptures. He be
lieved that if this method was used, all re-
rellgionlsts w ouhl come to the same con
clusions and be the one tieople in answer to
the Savior's prayer in the 17th chapter of
Tonight he treats the subject of conver
sion. A llroken Arm.
Miss Fraukie Marlow, of west Columbia
street fell on the ice In front of her rest
dence Sunday evenlue and broke her left
are at the Bhoulder. The bone penetrated
almof t through the nesn.
What Religious Work Can be Done in a
Commercial Community by Zeal
Kloiuent Discourse on Sunday by th
Iter. A. I Wilkinson Contest lie.
tween Materlallssn and Itrllicloti In
prlnglleld Hevltnl Srrniou.
Sunday morning, Itev. A. I Wilkinson,
pastor of the First Baptist church, preached
from Isaiah 1,11: "Awake! awake.' put on
thy strength, O ion; put on thy beautiful
garments, O Jerusalem; shake thyself from
the dust loose thyself from the
bands of thy neck." It has now been
period of about twenty-five years, said the
sseaker, since this community has expe
rienced anything like a
deeply-moving, heart-breaking revival of
religion. It is true, our churches, some of
them, had brief awakenings, mid byonts
and twos have accessions come to other-;
but to most of the older persons a general
religious revival exists only as a reminis
cence, and to the younger generation it is a
It can be said with truth that this is on-
of the most materialistic communities on
the face of the earth. Its energies are al
most wholly consumed in the purely com
mercial aspects and pursuits of life. In
tellectual exercises and accomplishment'
are undervalued among us. and religion-
work held In low esteem. Although hav In.:
In our midst a college of learning of m
mean order, an Incident of late occurrence
shows that its v ery existence here Is un
known by the hackmen at our railw ay sta
tions. Lectures and higher grade recrea
tions fail of support, so that for two years
or more no person or committee has had the
courage to attempt their revival.
In such a community, where counting
rooms, shops and railways consume the en
tire energies of Its people, it Is not a won
der that the important but unseen
KEALITILS OF KELIGION
are largely neglected and the struggle
against materialism Is a hand-to-hand con
flict At union, meetings In past years the
low spiritual state of the churches in this
city has been the burden of lament; but
sad to say, this lament has largely ended
with itself, and we have all tried to take
what poor consolation we could In the
thought that our state was, perhaps, no
worse than our neighbor's.
But really, has not the time now come
when we should all arise to higher things?
Can we ourselves remain satisfied? or, can
we allow families parents and children
all around us to live along day after day
without one aspiration for moral and spir
itual elevation? Shall all continue in their
search for satisfaction in the most sordid
and earthly not to say sensual pursuits
of life? Will mere lamentations save us as
a church and as a community? Are we
foreer to wear the attire of sack-cloth and
throw ashes on our head in contemplation
of our consideration? We know Cluistians
have trials, perplexities, a consciousness of
short-coming and abasement: but
THE QUESTION NOW IS,
have they any Joys worth expressing and
Humiliation which ends in sullenness
and despair is not acceptable unto God.
Let us hear the imagery of the text: "Put
on thy beautiful garmwiU." God and the
world now-want evidences of our salvation.
and of our joy in the Christian life. Let
us change the tune from doleful to glad
some measure, and let us see what tho ef
fect will be. Just think ot it a whole
generation has grown up without knowing
what a real revival of Religion in a com
munity is like! To many of these a Chris
tian profession means little but lamentation
and melancholy, while many of the older
ones here can remember works of grace in
a community, which shook it like an earth
quake, and in which sinners were not only
converted by scores and hundreds, but even
the relish lor worldly amusements van
ished, and the revival and its effects ab
sorbed every mind and tongue-
Have none of us the beautiful garments
of joy and praise to wear? Has all zest for
the service of Christ clean gone out of us?
If so, then we ought to sink into individual
and corporate oblivion as Christians and as
churches. With a fuller appreciation of the
riches of God's salvation, and
A IIOI.V JOV
In the service, let us all give ourselves for
Christian work. Let us rise above the ma
terialistic atmosphere of the community :
above the blandishments of worldly pursuits
and amusements, and let us experiment
along this line of hopeful, helpful Christian
thought and endeavor. We hav e tried the
sackcloth and ashes religion, and we hnd
there is nothing attractive or aggressive in
it Let us now move out into the open
sunlight of our Christian privileges and
blessings and see whether the world cannot
thereby be inspired to higher thinking, bet
ter living, and to a hitherto unknown,
hearty acceptance of Christ as a personal
Savior. The church thus awake and joy
ously at work, will go forth "fair as the
moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an
army- with banners !"
ANOTHER I. B. & W. ACCIDENT.
A Connecting Kod Drenks and Plnys Hnvoc
Narrow Escape of the Engineer.
The I. B. .V W. passenger train which
leaves this city for the west at 5:05 p. in.
narrowly escaped a serious disaster on Fri
day evening. As the train was nearing
New Carlisle, and running at a high rate of
speed, one of the heavy steel bars which
connects the drive-wheels became unloosed
at one end and swung around, striking the
cab with great force, cutting through the
wood and Iron like a knife. The engineer,
luckily, had just stepped from his seat, and
this act saved his life, for had he been in
his accustomed position he would have been
instantly killed. As it was, he was badly
injured by flying splinters and iron. The
mishap occurred upon a deep till, and a
horrible wreck might have occurred. The
passengers only noticed the sudden stop
ping of the train, and were not even sha
The broken couiiecting-rod was removed
from the engine and the train proceeded to
Troy with but one side of the engine work
ing. Another engine was attached to the
train and the journey was resumed. ,
lat Kwoiiey at Iltrtcks Opera Hume Tburs.
tlay Kvnitnc January 30.
The Xvxi York llcrnhi has the following
to say of I'at Booney and his company who
are to apnear at Black's ojiera house Thur
dayetening. January -o:
There are a great many garments, includ
In;; a pair of trouers of extraordinary
length and a number of ery pretty femi
nine confections in "Pat's Wardrobe,"
which was produced last et enlng at Toole's
theater by Mr. I'at Booney and his compaii)
for the first time in this city. Pat' brogue
Is as broad and as rich as eer, and the pliy
in many wraj an amusing one, and the
company that supports Mr. Booney is a ca
pable one. There are funny situations,
some cleer dialogue, and a number of
catchy and tuneful airs in "Pat's Ward
robe." It was witnessed ij a g.od-sl;cd
audience, and eerjbo 1 hid a good share
Arrested ror Stealing a Suit of Clothes.
On Saturday a boarder at Clark's hoard
ing hoise at the corner of Washington and
Spring streets bad a valuable suit of clothes
stolen and no trace of either could be found.
The theft was reported to the iiollce and
they at once began to work up the case.
The officers Anally decided that John Mc
Cloekey, another boarder in the house, w as
the thief and yesterday he was arrested and
lodged In jail on the charge of larceny. The
police have a good case against htm.
TEMPERANCE HALL MEETINCS.
ome Iteiii'irk and Crllit Urns Hrurincon
Them Memorial Srnrices sl Sun
day. TheB.mil of I loin- yesterday afternoon
was largely 4tten.lt-. I. Edith Collins reeitei
"Woman's Gossip," and Bertha Maley rein
lered "."sleeping on Guard." Both ol th
young misses, whoh.tve performed severn.
limes before, did themselves great i reiln
and were applauded. Mrs. Dr. Biker. o
the managing committee, made one of hei
Interesting talks to the children. Beslde
tliere was singing and Instructive remark-
by the superintendent One hundred new
Band of Hope singing books were put ir
jesterday, something that was sadly neede.
all along. In tins connection it may men
tioned that the i-lioir. which means not
alone those who now sing In the choir, hi"
all others w lio can ami will join it. wi,
meet Thursday atteruoou at 4 o'clock at tin
hall for practiee.
At a reirular meeting of the literatun
committee Saturday evening it was decide)
to order Band of Hope lesson manuals al
once for the u-e of the teachers. Tlie-e an
expected to be on hand next Sunday. Th
lesson for that day will tie "The Pledge
It is intended to have class books ami en
roll the scholars very much as in a Sunday
school, and give up a portion of the hour ti
class instruction. More teachers are needed
and any who are willing to undertake th.v
work are requested to report earlv nex'
Sunday afternoon. Illustrated leaflet
pawrs. cards, etc., will be furnished and
given out to the children each Sunday.
l.ospfcl. TMII'KKANOf. MKfTIN".
The Gospel Temerance meeting a
much more largely attended yesterday thai
for weeks. Addresses were made by Kev
M. Kauthuan. J. J. Neely, sen.. J. M. F.sl
and F. Davis. They were all very kimkI
hut all entirely too long. It takes a mighty
good seaker not to tire an audience with
thirty-minute speech. The leader should
adopt some method for cutting oil hi
spcakers when they fail to run down oi
their ow n accord. The children and youiit
people in the gallery became so noisy dar
mg the mteting that the gallery had to be
cleared of occupants and the door locked
A little more life in the speaking and exer
cises w ould, no doubt, go a gool vv ay s to
wards miking better order possible. iSJ83
Many who attend the meetings more or
less regularly have said, and the writei
thinks with propriety, that more vanetv
should be introduced from week to week
The best of speakers and leaders will be
come monotonous after a time. The first
meetings were charged with being given
over too much to the preachers. If thai
was a fault a more gnevious one is now
the rule in banishing them entirely. "Ban
ishing," though, is not the proper word, for.
of course, ministers are always welcome
But no effort has seemingly been made to
have them present
Several of these gentlemen have not
spoken there yet and they should be in
vited at once. These are Rev. Warren, Dr
Bust, llev. Wilkinson. Rector Rose, Dr
Fullerton, and probably others. Then is it
not about time again to hear from Drs.
Gotwalt, Runyau, Helvvlg, Tuckley, and all
those others who have been present In w eeks
gone by, and pleased their audiences so
well with their talks?
Next Sunday the meeting w ill be in the
A MEMORIAL. SEIIVICE
In honor of one of the most faithful tem
perance workers. Mother Cuinminzs. The
meeting will be In charge of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, of which
organization this good mother in Israel was
a member from the beginning. The speak
ers will be those hf were bestaequaintcd
with Mother Cummuigs and Kev. Joseph
Ky le is already announced as one of them
This afternoon, the program committee
of the Clark county W. C. T. U., consist
ing of ilrs. Dinw Iddle. Mrs. Baines. Miss
Cavileer ami Miss Shank of Enon. Is
holding a meeting to arrange a programme
for the county meeting to be held In Tem
perance hall some time early next month.
MR. BENJAMIN HOLLOWAY.
He Celebrates Ills HeienlyPlfth Birth,
day Becomingly A Pretty and Novel
Effect with Wax Candles.
On Saturday laL Mr. Benjamin Hollo
way, the venerable father of Messrs. J.
Christie and Carroll Holloway, celebrated
his seventy-fifth birthday. Mr. Holloway
Is one of the "oldest inhabitants," having
resided in Springfield for fifty-six years.
For forty y ears or more he has been en
gaged In the livery' stable business. On
Saturday, Mr. Holloway, to show the young
ones that he had not yet forgotten how to
handle the ribbons, drove a four-horse team
about the city for an hour or more. The
horses were hitched to a large sleigh in
which were seated Mrs. Dr. Fullerton.
Mrs. Harger. Mrs. James Christie, who
Is in her eighty-fourth year, Mrs. Ed.
Christie, Mrs. Robinson. Mrs. Benjamin
Holloway and Misses Nora and I.isbie
Christie. The ride was a most enjoyable
one to all, and Mr. Holloway demonstrated
his ability to handle the reins ov er the four
horses as successfully as he handled them
over a four-horse team one dark night
many y ears ago, when he drove from here
to Columbus forty-four miles with a
party, leav ing here at il p. m.
When Mr. Holloway went to his home
on south Market street on Saturday even
ing sixteen of his friends were gathered
around the supper table, on which was laid
an elegant spread. The table was
littrally loaded with the delicacies of th
season and the whole was surmounted
by an elegant cake baked by Mrs. Ed Chris
tie. On the top of the cake were placed
seventy-live little wax candles, which had
been lighted just before Mr. Holloway en
tered. The venerable gentleman was completely
. surprised, but he did his share toward de
molishing the delicious suppT. Mr. Hollo
way. although past the allotted three score
and ten of man's life, is hale and hearty,
and looks good for another score of years,
DEATH ON THE RAIL.
John Murrain Kllleil Muntlay on (lit Ohio
Minthern, sr Ujinbrlflee.
Sundaj morning John Murrain met his
death on the Ohio Southern railroad, near
About o'clock in the morning Murrain,
who was emplned bj the Western Union
Telegraph companj as me of a gang of
men engaged in constructing a new line
along the Ohio Southern, started out with
others on a train from Bainbridge. The
train was loaded with telegraph poles which
the men were distributing at regular Inter
vals along the road as the train moved.
When about half a mile from Bainbridge.
Murrain, who was assisting others to throw
off a hea j pole, slipped, lie endeavored
In vain to recover himself and fell be
tween the cars. The car following that
from which Murrain had fallen caught him
and the wheels passed out his head crush
ing it like an eggshell. Death was. of
course, instantaneous. The tiain was
moing soslowlj that it was stopped within
a car's length and the men tenderly placed
the body of their dead comrade on the
train and ran w ith it back to Bainbridge.
John Murrain was-Jl years of age and
unm-irried. His n-sidence was Iu Cleve
land with his parents, but he was prettj
well known among railroad men In this
eity. The remains were brought here this
afternoon and wilt be forwarded tuCIee
Another Wnntlrrful Cae.
j Miss Millie Neil, who l.ad lost her speech
I almost entirely, not being able to speak dis-1
I tlnctly for nearly a year, has regained it so
i as to talk plainly and distinctly. Oa.es of '
! this kind are of frequent occurrence. Mi-s
Liuleial. who I'ned at the home of Mr I
J. C. Stafford, was unahleto talk fora year
and a half, when one day Iat summer in!
the presence of eeral joung lady friends j
she w as Induced to make an eitra eSort to '
laugh, and talks now as nitura'ly as any
one. Her speech, as In the case of Miss
Xeff. came back In an Instant New Car
7'J inch V'l-i.i.sjn Itarnsely
'lear'it'il Unmask, si per yard,
worth $1 ."().
Bleached l).iiun!sj at 7.e per
yard, north SI.
:54 extra 1 irge Bleached Xap
'insat a -perial low price.
48 AND 50 LIUESTOXE ST.
N II I loaks and Wrais at Great Re
actions in Price
THIS VEEK BY
Jno. McLaren & Bro.
At one-third the regular
value. These goods are
made from fine
And cmnot be purchased
anywhere else at anything
like the prices:
$3.00 JERSEY WAIST
$2.00 JERSEY -WAIST
$1.25 JERSEY WAIST
$1.00 JERSEY WAIST
25c worth 85c.
Tours Very U pectallr.
CASH AND ONE PRICE
:H and .' Nmth Llwestone St.
Guaranteed Sirlcllj Pure.
Penna. Buckwheat Flour, Pure
Teas Oar Young Iljsoa, IJni Iow
der, Oolong ami Jjpui Teas cannot be
excelled by any in tlia city.
Try aponadofonr rresh ralieJ Cof
fee, a m'xtaM oniiractlho, Juts and
Fine Olives and OHre Oil: Pioneer
Brand OritorsaSpIally ; Fresh Fish,
Pjnlt'r, Name, ele.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
IK KT HIGH VTKKKT,
Frre IKelUrry. Telephone 43.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
-Booms In Buckingham's RulIdlag.oTer-JMr
D92li! attention siren to th4 oreiernr g of
DR. 1 1.
Wonld respectfully announce that henu
resumed the practice ot Ientitry In this
tlty, OtBce anil Residence
No. 185 South Limestone S,