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III THE EIGHTH CONeSSSIQN.IL OlSieiGT.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
VOL. XLIII NO. 17.
SPEI-GFIELP, O., ITIFESDAT EVEMS(. -lAXUATiY -20, 1 ..
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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Springfield, O., )
January 20, 1S87. J
IETTER TO SELL
It's better to sell than to
brush. Makes less work.
Counts in the till. Then
again there's more wear in a
suit sold now than if semi
weekly brushed for a year.
Continued brushing makes
"plug" stock ; plug stock is
stuff we don't want and you
don't want, nobody wants.
We see to this part of our
business and sell while you do
What are left in men's,
youths' and boys' overcoats of
winter weights are at moving
Boys' at a dollar, few ;
men's at two dollars, few;
men's at four dollars, lew ;
men's at five dollars, few ; at
eight, more : "at ten, many ; at
f.C- (-?! .
512. at "JI4, at 515, at gib, at
$20, few and many.
Enough remains, however,
to warrant the coming to the
When for top warm coats, for
the remaining days of winter
All gOOds made tO Wear in He rrotf to Waive Oie Slnrrtace Cere-
J, lit i- 11 uion 3lollirr llerliou.
anuarv should be doing duty, ,,.. . on ,r.,
- jm' Ciiipaoo, Jan. 20. Mr. an andt was
and it's no fault of Ours il "tloId by a reiwrtcr Ixst night that Spies had
they're idle at this time. i f,ai, ,ff llw "j1 10 p11 !he "r.
that It was but an empty formality, and
Such prices as these are the will not change their relations in the least.
very best we can do at the'fth;y,Tf 'r iibmiuw.t..
J be affecHsl by a desp-itie order much more
present COSt Of cloth and mak- than himself, and with her aciiuics.en-e he
: . . would waive all ceremonies and when tlie
;o " !
W BOVS knee Dant suits, the '
.t.w-ji- , , "
OddS'lrOm a dozen, have been
r 5,fii r u-
last Selling lines at 53.5O tO
$4, your choice of style, qual
ity and line for three dollars ;
Another solid line, every
size from 4 to 1 2 years, two
"Still another nrettvcomolete
1. r 11 1 r 1
itiv.i-..v.tut.iU.jr Kv, .v-v..-
ing SUltS. Our choice among ,
them, $ 1 .50.
Men's heavy gray business I
A ' o j 1
fume nnw fnr amnnir thf I
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cuts and slashes and general
whittling of prices through the
various departments of our
store, it is not wisdom to
think of finding on hand this
Week What We SO Urgently I
, .,' 1
requeSted yOU tO lOOk at last,
or to expect to hnd next
week what '
Springfield's Only One Price
25 AXD 27 WEST M.U.V ST.
SIGN FOUR WHITE WHEN?.
All Goods First-class.
TELEPHONE NO. 262.
ISO. i:j isassx HIGH ST.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
0PEBAT1TE iDEXTISTBY A
No, Wt E. Main Street.
A MOTHER'S CRIME.
Sbe Murders Three of Her Children and
Mortally Wounds Two
N'n Clinnce in tin Indiana Setiatnrlnl
Mrwrsjlr Mlw Van Znnill. Motlifr
Take, n Hauil Railroutl Ku.
tiior Kxiilotlrtl Sfwiu
Br the Assoc; ted Pre.
Ci.evki.ami. Jan. 20. Information of a
trijile imiriler hai jut been received at tlie
central ixilice Mat ion. The reort ays
that a woman killed her tliree children, at
tempted to murder the remaining to. and
then suicided. The affair occurred at Ur
erley's jiark, about four miles from the cen
ter of the cily.
James Cahalen, a carpenter living on In
dependence street near the city limit-, tliU
mornini: with his son went to work, shortly
before T o'clock. The mother, Antouette,
OUT OF TKMI'KR
at the break faM table and liad refused to
talk to lier husband. Directly after break
fast, she sent Henry, her hve-year-old son,
to a grocery near by and still another ton to
the uiilk deiot. When they returned
they could not get Into the house.
Rolnc to the back yard, they saw
James, 13 years old. in the water-closet
bleeding from sixteen wounds in the left
side. They hastened away and called the
oldest brother who had gone off with his
father, and returning, the three boys
KOKCKIl AX KNTUACK
to the house and discovered Tony, s-j ear
old girl, bleeding from a dozeii cuts in
the left side. On the floor, near
by. were Mamie. 5-year-old. Antionette
, s " oW aild vrmie, s months oi.i. aii
ilail. having been literally cut to iilecw. A
. lllKxIj. pair 0f shears toitl the story. The
mother was found in the cellar hanging
' fr.im a rafter dead. She had killed her
! three children, mortally iniured to others,
and then suicided. Xo cause for
TI1K TF.CIIIB'K HEED
is riven. The husband does not think Irs
spies's monumental call.
time comes live as huband and wife, that !
lie was a believer in frtsa love in spiritualis- '
tic form. Mr. an Zandt a eyes tlashed
as she said: "1 would rather see my daugh-
'ter lying deid before uie than living on
Mlcn terms with anymau. I would kill
1 her with my own hands lirst. If that is the
1 kind of a man Spies is. I'm glad we haw
j found it out in time.'' In conclusion Mrs.
Van Zandt iutimateti that measure, would
1 be taken to remove her daughter from the
city for .sometime and said they would
probably remain away until the anarchist
case was finally disposed of by the courts.
WAS IT JIM CUMMINCS?
K1',At,,",t'llo,"l Train r imie-
ClIlrvoo Jau. oB.A snecial to the
Times from Marshall. Mo., saj-s: A bold
attempt at tram robbery of the St. Itmis
? u"; c,"!e,aK? '.' ".iroad
t(Kt place tonight about 8 o clock, tliree
j miles east of Independence. Mo. The
train was hrmnrht to a sbtniUtill hv the
violent pulling of the bell-cord. The brake-
..:..t ii: ..r .1... l...tl .. I rri. I i ..
man and conductor rushed through to the
forward part of the train to ascertain the
cause of stopping, when they were fired
upon by a man standing on the front plat
form of the smoking car and ordered back
into the cars. They barely escaped injury!
ty dodging back into the car. The engineer
wa? '' upon but not Injured. Four
or fiv e shots were tired. I he would-be rob-
bets, then jumped from the car and escaped
in the darkness. After a few minutes de
lay the train started on its way
WHERE IS THE END?
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imliltc Victim Funeral of Four Othrrtf.
Tir.i Mnr Vam A illicit tit iIim 1.1k f F!.
Tii-fix, Jan. 20.-The inquest in the I
1 Baltimore and Ohio horror continues. Tlie
names of I). D. Freeman, of Cardington.
O.. and M. J. McDonald, of Detroit, Mich.,
' w ere added to the names of the missing.
; The funeral of four of the victims was held
in tow n hall at Republic yesterday afternoon
a nl was largely attended. The Masonic
' o der from here was present. Those bur-
I si weie David Ober, of Oberlin, l'a.. J. II.
liortner. of Mechanics, ille, Io.. Thomas O.
lViuberton, of l'lijua. O., ami Frank D.
Bowman, of Lanark, 111. The four coffins
1 were Interred in a common grave, and a
i large monument will be erected bearing all
the names. The scene at the grave was a
very affecting one. The Baltimore and
Ohio Traiiroad company furnished free
tratisportatinn to all ersons attending tlie
funeral and paid all expenses.
A FALSE REPORT.
Vice rrenittentM. M.lirern Dt-nlr th ltn
nitir Abont the Miortnce In the Act-tiunts
r tl.eC. II. V. A T.
Coi.tvilH s. Jan. 20. M. M. Green, vice
president and general mauager of the Cc
lutnbus, Hocking Valley and Toledo lail
roaiL after a consultation with President
Shaw, furnishes the following statement
f.ir the Associated l'ress: "Therumorabout
ti e Columbus. Hocking Valley and Toledo
railway shorbtge s absolutely false: tin re
benig not one word of truth in if The
I othcers look upon the publication of the n.
j inor as purely sensational and designed to
j injure the proitcrty and officials.
I CONVERTED BY MURPHY,
1I..H n Clucinnnti Mmi Ketumetl lltiute
Itml Lurk tor n Wa;.iii I'lrni.
CvrivvA i Jan. ii). Fred Vt'ster of
Camp Washington disappeared last Thurs
day morniiii: and l-'s fainilv thought he had
been murdered. Yestepla) he leturned
I'e had got drunk, gone to Dayton, and
when ha'f sober went into a Murphy uicet
ic. s'gnt-d the pledge and worked liis wa)
0. t-k home aam.
Bai.iey Kleiimann of the Accouimmlation
Wagon compauv has disapxjred. So have
several thousand dollars of the fi-ni's
money and about S:- lielom;iig to his or
phan wrnl. a young girl. A young man
named Flaege, co'leclor for the company,
lips also disappeared, short a large sum in
his ai-coimts. The men are supposed to
have decamped in company.
A Workman l-'nmlly Injnreil nt a Fire
I SvitACtsK. N Y., Jan. !().--The large
1 supply building of the Oueondago Iron
I company's blast furnace at (ieddes was dt -j
stroyed by tire Iat night. The estimated
loss Is 57."i,00u: which is partially covered
by insurance. William Toole, an emp'oye,
1 was fatally injured.
ClioIrrM on u Steamer.
1'axili.ac, Jan. 21). The French steam
: er Gironde which arrived from Buenos
The steamer has been placed in quaran
Fcnml s.Mitin rirtj-NinthCoiirr.
Washington. Jan. lit. -Skmil. -Messrs.
Allison. I'limib anil (iorman were
apjHjInted coiifeiees on the army appropria.
On motion ot Mr. Hampton, and after
speeches in its favor b Messrs. Hoar and
Conger, the senate bill appropriating SSoO,
ooojtocvpedite the coiiinlftion of the Charles
ton Jetties (the appropriation to be available
immediately) was parsed.
Mr. Edmunds presented tho report from
the committee on foreign relations n
the subject of the nsheries. Onleifd
After an executive session the senate ad
Hot i:. Mr. Martin (Ala.), from the
committee on patents, reported a bill
amending the law relating to patents, triili
marks anil copj right Placed on house cal
In the morning hour the house lesnmed
the consideration of the resolution, settim:
apart Janua-y !!! for the consideration of
tlif Blair tiiiic.-Uion.il bill.
Mr. Crisp ((;a ) called up the conference
report on the inter state commerce bill, but
the meinliers of the committee nn labor
were imlhriiat at the maumr hiwuich the
mo-ning hour had been frittered away, a-id
Mr. Daniel (Va.) raiseil tlieouestioii of
consideration, desiring to call up the etluea-
innai mil Resolution miner a special onler
mane last session
Hut the house decidtd
101 to TT to consider the conference re
Mr. Crisn irave untie that he wonl.l o.-
for a vote upon the rei)it tomorrow a'ter! '
the morning hour,
Mr. DunhamTIH.). addressing himself to
the long and short haul section of tlie b!M,
expressed his inability to understand its
meaning, and his disbelief that anybody
else understood it.
Mr. llynum (lnd.1 would vote for the bill,
but Willi some misgivings.
Mr. (iuntlier (Wis.; congratulated the
people that at last congress was about to
pass the inter-state commerce bill. Its
passage would Inspire them with renewed
confidence in their representatives in con
gress. Year after year ther.i'lroad mana
gers, through agents and lobbyists, had de
feated all inter-state commerce legislation,
but the day of judgment was aliont to ar
rive. The passage of this bill would be the
create -t triumph the public had achieved
for many ears.
Mr. N'e'-on, of Minnesota favoied the
incisure and said that by its passage one of
the powerful weapons for extortion and 'n
Uistico would be completely sheathed.
Tending turther debate the measure wtnt
On motion of Mr. Clardy. of Missouri, a
bill was passed authori.ingtheconstiiiction
of a biidge oer the Mississippi rier at St.
Mr. Onthwaitt, of Ohio, offered the fol
low rig resolution. which was referred to the
lonnritteeon "acilie railroads:
Kesolved. That the secretary of the t.eas
urv le.auil he is hercby.ren,uPstdto inform
the house of reprcentitivet so,m as prac
ticable, as tothesiiiiisof money which were '
owing to the United States on the lirst dav
of January, 1SS., from the raciSe railroads
that have receiveil aid from the government
in mums til iiiailt, UIVIII lliu M1111.S WHICH
i-i-e due. principal and interest under exist
ing law. severally and collectively, from
said companies, and what will be the result
to the tieasury and the effect upon the.se
debts if house bill Xo. S13 Ithe funding
hilll should liecome a law and the provisions
- .-r.i.Ki(v.c ,,,,.
Alter an ineffectual elfort on the jtart of
Mr. Crisp to obtain a night session for de
bate on tho conference icjiort on the iuter-
staff, cnnimeree hill the 1vts.. t,.Ii.,ro.t !
Set-mill Session, Siily.sentlt Senern
Con Miit-s, Jan. 1!). Sexath. The
following bills vveie passed: Ii. I!, b) Mr.
Ho'comb, changing tlie manner of electing
managers of the Agricultural society in
Morgan county: S. 11. by Mr. Sullivan,
amending section 5503b of the Kevi-tsI
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ouitutt-s v) cuaiiilii; tlisiiici 10 eircuii
court; S. H. by Mr. Sinnel, establishing a
medical board of examiners anil licensers
to regulate the practice of medicine and
surgery m JIo. '
Mr. Kannells offeretl a Joint resolution
condemning tlie action of the congressional
house committee in refusinc to re.rt
favorably on a bill to pension the widows
of Generals John A. Logan and Frank 1.
S. J. IL by Mr. (Hazier, relative to tlie
celebration of the anniversary of the settle
ment of Marietta, was adopted.
The senate took a recevs of live minutes
to pay respects to ex-ttov ernor Ilishop.
lloisK. The time of the house was con-
""" "' ln "-i'eration and adoption of the
rettiirt nf the tmitftottM nn riilu. ,vlii.l, .t
rejMirt of tlie committee on rules, which was
made throueh Mr. Williams of Cosho'ton.
chairman. There were no objections found
to the changes which had been made by the
committee until rnie 40 was reached, which
is as follows: "The vote on any question
may beieconsidered bya majority of the
members present (except that bjlls and res
olutions which have been pissed, in order
to be reconsidered, must have the same
number of voles that would be necessary to
pass them), and any such vote shall be
taken by yeas and nays and entered on the
Mr. I-auiiisuii moved to strike out tlie
iwrtioii of the rule in parentheses which in
the end was agreed to, altliouuri opposed
by the members of the committee. The for
mer rule required 50 members to reconsider,
but tlie present only requires a majority of
a quorum to reconsider the vote by which
any resolution is adopted or bills passed.
The other rule on which there was some
contest is that extending the time from two
or tlire. days in which a motion to recon
sider ma) be made.
Xu Clmnge in the vrnnltirUl Situation In
Special to the Republic :
Ixiiiaxapoi.is, Ind.. Jan. 20. The joint
session of the legislature met in tlie house
at noon, speaker bayre presiding. The
third ballot was taken and resulted as fol
lows: Turpie ?.",, Harrison 71. Allen 4. An
adjournment was then taken until noon to
A Cnse or Murder tir siilcitle, It is Nil!
ClxtiNXAil. Jan. 2U.- The wife of Ja-.
Mi'Hale died this morning at liie and Wa-1-r
streets from the effect of poison, but
whether it is a case of suicide or ot mur
der is not )Pt known. Her friends sa) they
did not know she had taken poison until
midnight, vvheif a physician was called.
She had been ill since noon yesterday.
Cimivxaii. Jan. 'JO. The diocesan
conventio'i of the Southern Dhlo diocese of
the Protestant Kpiscopal church speit tlie
entire forenoon session in ineffective ballot
ing for an assistant bishop. The I!ev. Dr.
I-angford. of New York, has led in all the
Major llohertstiu llentl.
MiscATi.vr., la., Jan. JO. Dr. W. S.
Itobcrtson, president of the state board ot
health, died here this morning. He was
major of tne fiflli Iowa regiment of ifautry
voluuteeis duliug the rebellion.
Dktiihit. Jan. 20. A special from Chey
bogan. Mich., says: Last night tire dt
stro) etl the residence of Egbert A. Smith,
of Duncan City, with all its contents. Los-.
523,000; Insurance. SS.000.
William Black, drunk; Frank Hanely,
drunk, and Ben Terns, drenk and db
orderly, were arrested yesterday and last
THE MARKET HOUSE.
The Consent of All the Property Owners
to Sell the Oity Their Land, "
Ti llitte lleeu (iaineri, anil No 'ltnpedl.
ment Nnu Ueninlii In the Way ot
the lltillillic oC n'llunielpai
llnll Tli rinn, Ktc.
It is announced today that every impedi
ment to the erection of a market house by
tho city of Springfield has been removed
and that the work may now commence as
scon as the city pleases.
The right of way for a stiipof Innd, run-
nl-ig from Market square west to Center
street, nas been, it is said, positively se
cured, and tin? various owners of the proj
ei.y liae all given their consent to the sale
of the land to the city. The
strip is 1.10 feet wide and is
located Just south of the alley running from
.Market to Center street, midway between
High and Washington streets exactly the
site, with lanre additions, of the present
central market house.
The plan as entertained by the city, con-
templates the erection of a building l.'-O
feet wide, with a central court, or passaice.
i running down the center, and stalls fifty
xert wiiie on eacn sine, i lie upper sioriev
,,f "". are t( ev0 " tlle PrP"SeS
ii municipal building, and to include tire
majors otlice. ollce iieailnuarlers. cur
clerk's odlce, council chamber, etc -f
', The Announcement that all the propyrtf
owners have consented to sell to the city JJ
of the utmost importance and will created
proioiiiui inieresi wuen, u oecomes genej
1 ally kiionn. The city Is paving much uiorU
rent for its municipal oflices tlian would I
pay the interest on tlie bonds, from thesalo
of wliit-h the urine) would lie raiseil.
THOSE ILLECAL FEES.
A Mntemrnt nf Fnrl that KntireJ Kione,
The announcement in Wednesday's c't)
tapers, that ). id Comptor had preferred
cliatges atta.nst'JIayorfloixlwIii for collect-
inir alleged ilhga! fees, ereated a sensatiou.
Hoi ughout the citv. A representative oj
the IIki'i iii.Ii had an interview witl.
Major (iooduin )tenlay and was satls-fl.-d
tli.it the charges were without
s iind founilatioiu nnd it was suggested In:
list evening's I , i j ic that Jir. Coiuptoii!
had tits-n s ncwhat tiHi previous.
Ttxlai a I. , rep csentitive looked
o.'tr tl - ' i ' (."-Is wnWi bad bet-1 rol
i'fi d t.ooi Mr. ('.iptoii ami foe-id that
t; hum i s I . -iil.id'ng t'ie ot of the
ouli 1 on II. ,i"i-. p wi.vh Mr. Couiptouj
0i l '. II'.K.JIH' Ig III s.; 4y.
tlie in- lii's f,(s. inc'ud:ng th
iv ( or si ,- ng th 'irder on
i ..nitron the jailor and tbf dragging the instrument up the four ,
i It.' ,.?-c. :-7'n,S..!ll!ll.l,Sr. Tln .iilS '
iit'egti 1 t-.oi
( . log3thr with tne m,c t'ollar line.
a,ioi".t to .70 tlie sum paid by Comp-t'.i.-
'f e bill of t-.ist , against Co ,ipti n had it
bo ti math t. .t s.n'tly a- i rdin; to the fee
II st p. i. deil If law wo.iid have amounted
to U.lsO, a nl e.er. b leavinj out the
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.der on tli- j.ii'or, the seivieo
ini'eage. to all of which
Cou-pt- i hj I -. I'm ft -s in the case would j
have anitiu itt I to t SO, which, to.stheri
with the I tie o" .. would have maJe S0.S6
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J " ' " " """ ' '" ' "'i"'. was asiru
F-iy. X ay jr C.icdvv"! state', that hel
i .,...? .-. iv . i .r.!Tii. in.., i .i . : 7V.,r
n a eve. c i-rft Hyphen lie Vnew that
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the p;s-ner was not a tnugli or when he
inoiignt tie man's family might sjiier.
C"'nptjit very evidently away off in this
ci-e. as it i- shown by tlie tigeres that the
n..r had aperff! right to charge him
mi.-, h more than he did.
BIC BUSINESS BLOCK.
A Fine str.l.-ttlre ti.t.e Krertetlnt the Cor
lirr tir .Vlttln nnil Siir'nit.
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Thp "vll,,rs of the old Warden house
rKrtj on the northwest comer of Spring
and Main streets re-lde in Cincinnati. This
fact in itself is not of startliinr imnortnnis.
but it will Ik of great interest to citizens of
Springtield to kuoiv tint the owners of the
property have decided to tear away the old
building on that corner and erect in its
stead a tine business block. Tlie block will
he s veral stories in height and will extend
for some distance down Spring street The
owners have lieen influenced to build the
handsome block by the fact that the new
postottice will be only a square away and
they think that business will naturally
gravitate tuward that The work of de
molishing tlie old building will ba begun ln
the early spring, and the block will be
pushed rapidly to completion.
Yesterday afternoon Charles Keetl was
fined Si and costs for drunkenness; Tom
Kipton, Si and costs for disorderly conduct:
James W. Mack, SI and costs for being
drunk and disorderly; Bos? Cheek, SI and
costs for disorderly Conduct; and John
Stephens, So and costs for earn ing con
eealtsl weapons. Win. Montrose, the no
torious Center street saloonist, was tried on
the charge of keeping his saloon open after
10 o'clock at night was found guilty and
lined S4. and costs.. Some other cases that
were tried vvereicorted in )esterday's edi
tion of the l'r.iTuuc.
lluslnt-ss in the rrt.li.tte Court.
Business was -quite lively fn the probate
court yesterday and this morning. The
will of the late C) rus T. Ward was admitted
to probate, and Mrs. Amelia M. Ward, relict
of the demised, was appointed executrix.
Tlie will of Daniel Young, senior, was also
probated, and Daniel E. Young appoint!!
exceiiM". The will, also, of Win. Hunting
ton, was admitted to piobate, and Arthur
Forbes ami (ieo. W. Huntington appointed
executor,. N'o public bequests in any of
Fnttnrj street Toot Hriitj-e.
Oh Tuestiav evening Mr. E. T. Thomas
introduced a lesolution at the meeting of
council appiopriatMg SJ2.". for the purchase
of the foot biidge that has forsome months
been over the railroads on High street.
The resolution was adopted and within th
next ten il.ijsthe bridge will be plactsl
across Buck cieek on Factory street The
bridge will be of the greatest possible con
vcuience to rcsidentsof the North Side and
Mr. Thomas deserves their thanks.
Dr. A.M. Potter was called out to the
vicinity of Lawreneeville Wednesday after
loon, to attend a thirteen-year-old son of
I'eier Miller, who-e left arm had been
broken just above the wrist by a fall. The
lad was plavnig with a companion, who in
spoil gave lit in a push Young Miller
dropped on the ice and broke his arm.
Tlie St. I'.ini Itriltnt,
The revival meeiii gs at the St. Paul
church increase nirhtv in hiteiest. Con
vulsions occur .it tnei) sett ice. Wcd'ifi
tlay night the room was cxmiUd. The
si'i-'i'i'i, b d b) a laige choir. Is most inspir
i ig. All 'gether. the indications are that a
c.e.vt awakening and ingathering will be re
al-zed this winter.
Train Xo. 4, on the I. It. Jt W., due here
from the west at 0:3."i a. m., was delayed
this morning. Engine No. 1S7, attached to
the train, broke a main-pin at Linn, one
liu ulnsl and tjventy miles west of this city,
an 1 the train was dela) ed until the engine
C04 d be repaired.
A femnll liut Uieljr I'lrr In lre(jor)'
l.ltrrj Stalile I.H.I Ktfiiln);.
(Iregor)'s livery stable on Market street,
between Main and Columbia, had a narrow-
escape from n disastrous tire shortly
after o o'clock last (Wednesday) evening.
Tho olllt-e of the stable Is located Just south
of the main inclined entrance and is a little
room about ten feet wpiare, with a wooden
ceiling. It contains two couches and a
large .number of robes and blankets. A
small hand-lamp with a burnished reflector,
was sitting on tlie desk hi the southwest
corner of the room. This lamp was turned
too high and exploded, and a long
tongue of flame shot up above the desk ami
rapidly rilled that part of the room. Jir.
Ira W. Wallace, the insurance agent, was
near by and saw the tire. He rushed in
and. seizing a chair, attempted to suppress
the tlames. The sides or the room were
covered with horse-bills and lithographs,
and these furnished remarkably inflamma
ble material for the flames. Private Watch
man Will Caldwell was standing at Black's
opera house corner and saw the smoke. He
hastened across to Troiie's drug store to
teleplionetlieCentral engine house but a few
moments sooner a telephone message was
sent in from Walgand's coal office. Box 3
was tapped on the Central gong, and both
the down-town companies got out in one of
the quickest runs they ever made. Watch
man Caldwell had meanwhile rushed down
to the stable, entered the ofllce and began,
with Mr. Wallace, to tight the tire, which
by this) time had gained ugly headway. In
the excitement, the exploded lamp had been
knocked over and the burning oil flew in
all directions. The horses were hurried out
ot. the -stable, Mr. Eugene Lindsay
and otirers 'doing good service in
assisting tb.9 stable attaches. Every
annimal In the stable was gotten out and
put in a'place of safety. During this time
Watchman Caldwell was doing effective
work with a big rubber cushion, which he
Was usiug successfully in smothering the
flames. The tire was finally extinguished
vlthout the necessity of help from the de
partment, although both companies had
their connections ready with the hydrant
The damage was not large. The desk, a
large clock and the vv indovv-f rauies were
badly burned, ami the entire-room scorched
and blackened. A wolf-robe, belonging to
Dan Alt, was licked up. Tlie location of
the lire, in a tnstof dry, wooden buildings
which would have burned like tinder, made
it very dangerous. A great crowd was col
lected, and the lire, though trilling In result,
was intensely exciting.
.A I'lnnti ICnUeil In the Fourth MorybjA
Ilerrlt-k nnil 1'iillejr.
Ohio Beta chapter, l'hi Kappa Pal fra
ternity, of Wittenberg college, purchased a
fine upright piano ) esterday of IL K. Bran
doin A- Co. for their fraternity hall in the
fourth story of the Hamlin building, cor
ner of Market and High streets. How to
get the instrument to its destination was a
... . . ..
,n.tniiquestion that api-eared very ththcult of so-
wh.el.Ilution. The stairway vyas far to narrow-,
thtland even had It been wide enouirh the task
Accordinely, it was seen that the piano, if
taken up at all, must be raiseil from the
outside. A derrick was accordingly con
structed on the loof, the crane looking
put over the sidewalk on High street at an
angle of alxiut forty-live degrees with the
roof. Heavy ropes were then wraDoed
round and round the piano, and it was
hauled up by means of n pulley. The In
strument swayed majestically to and fro on
its journey upward, and the immense crowd
that looked on held its collective breath. It
n,j,i,ai;niii : - i . .
t.ti. "."""..:. . i ,a ' . .. . e,rY"
ii nt.7 luaiiuci ill iiil- nit1., ill ill fvrr ihkiv
piano falleu to the pavement. It would not
,.. , .11 .:,....- ., . , . ....
oiu nue iiisinuiueti me singing quauues
of the instrument all over the pavement,
but it would have put the men who were
raising it considerably out of tune. The
piano was landed in the hall In safety.
rr.ihlblllt.il Club .lli-rting Tonicht.
A full attendance of members of the pro
hibition club Is requested at the regular
meeting tonight. Matters of importance
will come up for consideration. Action
will be taken on the resignation of President-elect
W. C. Dimviddie, and as it is un
derstood that he will still insist on its ac
ceptance, a new- president will have to be
The committee on revision of the consti
tution will present a report whicli will em
b sly some quite radical changes, with prob
ably a minority rcKiit astoseveral features.
The new constitution has been printed and
everyliody will lie furnished with a copy' so
that they can act intelligently. Many of
the proposed changes are made necessary
to conform to the statutory provisions gov
erning incorporated bodies like the club.
Iropectle M-lioul Supply l'llf-rlinse.
The committee on text-books and course
of study of the Springtield board of educa
tion met at the Arcade hotel Wednesday
evening to consult upon the purchase of a
number of new maps, ph) siologica' and bo
tanical charts and other school supplies.
The meeting was upon the invitation of
Mr. J. M. Olcott of Chicago, general man
ager for Ohio and Pennsylvania of the busi
ness of W.X. Olmsted importer of the cel
ebrated W. A- A. K. Johnston maps and
charts of Edinburgh. Scotland. Thn mat
ter will be brought up at the next meeting !
oi tne tioari
Tlie Celitntl 31. K. Church.
The crowd at Central M. E. church was
very great last night, all available space be
ing occupied. While the visible results of
this series of meetings have not thus far
been as large as they ought to have been,
yet there is manifestly a growing Interest,
add the pastor and in 'inbershlp are very
much encouraged. The conversions ami
accessions are steadily going on and if the
crowd continues to come, the meetings will
be held ln the large and comfortable
audience-room, upstair., where everybody
can be accommodated. Services tonight,
The Insurant-roii IlieClitlon Mill..
The total jiisiirauce on the llouring mills
of E. IE Stewart A Son, at Clifton, which
burned Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock,
was Sri,7.".0, divided up among the follow
Miller's National Insurance company, of
Millers Mutual, of Canton, O., S.1.000.
Knox County Mutual, of Jit Vernon,
O . sl.: T.00.
Ilhio .Mutual, of Salem, SI, 000.
Wajne County Mutual. 51,000.
Merchants' and Manufacturers', of Mans
There will be a public installation of the
office's of Mitchell Belief corps No. Z o.i
Friday evening, the 21st Inst, at the (5. A.
it hall. All the friends of the corps are
co'dially invited to be pre-sent.
Thete will be a reception tendered to the
Installing ollicer. Miss Belle T. Bagley, of
Zanesville. )., from '::;() to ."cSO on the
inoirow (Friday) afternoon. A number of
visitors from ueighboiiug corps will be
present. A full attendance of members is
N'ru VVret-klni; Car.
The Pan Handle company is making
some new wrecking cars. One-half tlie
cars i, taken up fortlie men's quarters, with
bunks and ever) thing to make ttie men
comfortable. In the "dog houst" a look
out can sit antl ring the bell that is fixed on
the roof. A new- idea is the head-light and
pilot on one end of tlie car, which Is gener
ally pushed ahead of the locomotive in go
ing to a wreck. The cowcatcher, head
light and bell reduces to a minimum the
danger that usually attends the pushing of
the cars ahead of the engine.
How the Schools are Operated in the
Townships of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
sttmtt Interesting furls and ,lrf;niiieiits tin
the s,eernsynti-iti, Hrprintrtl rrum
lli Sprincli-lil Unity lirpnb-
llr ul ,'M;i) -l.t. 1HKI.
n imx. k. i.. iiiai.
I rojose still further lo show inequalities
and absurdities of the sub-district system,
for my controversy is with the s) stein, not
against individuals. And I want the facts
to go befoie the people, and it they are net
placed there, it shall not be my fault. 1
novvgivetlieemiiiieiatioiiof oiitli of school
tige in several townships in Clark county in i
pairs as follows:
III one township one district enuiuerat-s
M pupils, another : nipils
Another in same
another :Vi pupils.
township I4J pupils.
Another in same township HI pupils,
In another township so pupils, another 10
Another district in same Tt pupils, an
other 21 pupils.
Another district in sime i;. pupils, an
other 22 pupils.
In another township l:tl pupils, another
Another district in same '." pupils, an
other 35 pupils.
In another township 10" pupils, another
Another district in same TD pupils, an
other 27 pupils.
In another township 91 pupils, another
In another district in same 70 pupils, an
other 32 pupil
Here are 21 siib-tlistrlcts: the first column
of 12 foots up 1.:I2'J, the second column of
12 foots up Xii pupils or not quite one
fourth of the first. The average attendance
of the last 12 schools would not b-. over 30
per cenL. as the percentage of attendance
is generally small where the enumeration Is
Small. This would give an average attend
ance of about t:j pupils, and an annual
expenditure of not less than S.100, for each
schooL Thus these schools are too small
by one-half to be proiitable. but have ex
pended on them as great an amount as if
they were twice as large or more.
But this state of facts exists not alone
in Clark county, but as I believe, is
general over the stite. I have recently had
opportunity to examine the same in Cham
paign county, and I tiud the same irregu
larity there as ii Clark. Two townships
have not onedistr'et that has the legal
number of youth of school aire. One' of
these enumerates in tlie several districts as
follows: 21, !, 35, 21, :Sl. ,: the other has
20, SS, 50. 20,"4t, 27; another has ten sub
districts below the legal number, as follows:
j 40, 45. 5.1. 37. 37, 50, 4.1. J7. TS, 23; another
iUi 4o anoiliei
,ia slllMlWricts. as follow,: 42, 48, 4tf,
,:!, 4a 4-.I; another has s,x subslistricts. a,
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but faiV'e'xamples'ot the whole county,
-M-U-o.' I " told, is much tlu
same, except something worse, and, so far
as lean leant, these are faire implesof
the sub-district system over the whole st .te.
And let it be remembered that this enumer
ation Is not attendance. The average at
tendance of tlie youth of school age does not
vary much from sixty percent of the whole
enumeration, but in small districts, as I
above stated, it Ls often much below 00 per
cent, and sometimes it falls to almost
nothing example a school In this county
nt .,, n. .......... .. I .1 (--. -1.. .
!" i a.sc i tu mt mu lastsixor
eight months. It is a fact of great siniM-
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-Luuca iiiai nit- uu-uiainci svsieuv leaves
Zr, :1T w iJM
school. It was the same wavlniown.
under the sub district svstem, as stated by
President Andrews, and when that sys
tem was abandoned, to use his words,
"the change was marvelous, partly because
the schools were nude o good that they at
tracted many children of parents who were
wholly iudilfertait to their education. The
public schools of the town, were revolu
tionized by tin change, then made In the
system." When the township system shall
be adopted in Ohio, as tor the good of the
state I trust it will, doubtlus, the change
will be equally marvelous.
Look at the state ot Pennsylvania. That
state adopted the township ,j,tem of six
members of tlie board of education in 1S54,
and the state superintendent speaks in the
highest term of the system. The per
centage of attendance is remarkable, be
ing 73 per cent, of the enumeration in
the year 1j73. The same year in Ohio,
the percentage of attendance was but 04.
Then look at the school exieiulitures of the
two states, tne enrollment of youth In
l'ennsjlvat a in is?!) was 9:i7.:'.I0: in Ohio
in is.:;. 7i;.l:3; not including tne state
normal sctim.ls. The school expenditures
ol IVinisjhjiT. a that year was S7,4Si, 577.75;
tne same of Ooio was "-7.704.44S.!;5. Thus
reunsvivama enrolls i ski. its youth more
tuan Ohio, and spend Siil.s71. 10 less than
Ohio. And let it be remembered that Penn
sylvania has both the township system and
county superintendents, ami that the ex-
jieiiititure above covers both of these, while
Ohio has neither of these. The best in
formed educators say that Pennsylvania
has the best school s) stem of any state In
the Union, with possibly the exception of
Massachusetts, and )et her schools cost
less than those of Ohio by hundreds of
thousands In proportion to the enumera-
State Superintendent Whitford. of Wis
consin, says: "Pennsylvania was dilatory
in tlie establishment of a free school sys
tem, but was wise in the plans she finally
adopted. Firt her schools were supported
at public expense for the children of indi
gent parents. This was superceded bya
general system, which il'd not prove satis
factory. 'It had,' savs Superintendent
Hickock, 'those damaging features sub
districts and sub-committees.' By the act
of ls.,4, I'enusjlvania rid herself of this
souiceof weakness, established the town
ship system on a solid basis, provided for
both town and countysupervision of school
and for the proper examination of tta'hers,
and soon after inaugurated a plan for a
magnificent system of Normal schols, twelve
in number, and thus today, the Keystone
state has, on the whole, the most solid and
satisfactory school system of any in the
But men will say. "I don't believe this.
The Ohio school are surpassed by none.
Look at the repot t of the Ohio schools at
the National Exposition at Philadelphia."
Well, what wa that resirt? It may be a
matter of in formation to some to say that
not one couiiti) school in Ohio was repre
sented at I'hilatlelphia much .'ess favorably
leported upo i. Tue schools several of
the large c'ties were highly complimented
vvheie the sab dNtr'ct s)steui had been
abandoned thir.y )ears ago. Secretary
Norfiropsavs: ".Vl tiie counties making
an educational cxh'bit at Philadelphia have
the union plan. The divisions of town
ships 'nto small, indeiendent dis
tricts, seems inexplicable to educators
abroad. It was a le'-e' to be able to say to
them that the eoenty as a whole had aban
doned the tllstf ict syst-'in, and that in the
few states wlie.eit st H surtives. iLs main
prop are prejudice a'.d so called tonserva
. "sin. ami these are manifestly deca)ing."
Sach are the wotl of one of the bet in
fo-mitl men. whose familiarity with school
systems is world-wide. Had not some per
sons whose scope of observation is not so
b-oad as that of Secetar) Northrop, best
pimler these lacts.' .More anon.
llee Line Itrnkelnni. Injured.
T. J. Maloney, a brakeman on a local
Bee Line freight between Cino'nuati and
Delaware, was badly hurt yesterday after
noon at Franklin while poling a car. The
pole by willed the car was being moved
from a switch to the main track broke, and
Maloney, who was siippoiiing the pole be
tween the engine and car, was struck ln the
back by one of the pieces anu seriously iniured.
Kirallent Ktllturial Matter in the Time
Lit.t Nlr.!it-VTlir They Weep.
The Limestone street Time occasionally
exhibits almost human intelligence. In its
i'sue of last (Wednesday) evening. It de
votes a large portion of Its edltoral page to
the re-publication of an excellenrfeature
article from the Rkpiui-ic of the night be
fore on the queerly-deformed child born to
Mary Ellen Dillon, of east N'orlh street. If
the Tunc would publish more matter from
the I!r:rin:.ic trifh credit and less from
other papers icithnut if. the paper might
ultimately grow out of ItJ present shadow
'nto the full bloom of decency andrespe cta
b:lity. As to the merits of the two accounts of
the deformed child, published respective!)
in the I.i:"i iii.ic and the Timet, nothing
need lie said. The mental darkness anil
imary-school ignorance which would have
I uiis'eu a reporter -even from the Times
' tfn r. nil ttliliHi inbnlnl Vftinitv la n matlnr
of competition to bav ecalled the child'sde-
I Tul.ttllL tin nr.lln.ri liri.llr, ru Inn nltlfiil
I .,. h ,,li,.llw.l ., -i;,h Tho...,,,
) w , ,. , , ,h ' . .,,-.,
it to go ln'..i the piper evidently don't know
a hate-lip from a valvular lesion of the kid
ney. Tue aiik-Ie in the Kepi. bmc was rol
autely, tecl'r'ca'ly and exactly accurate, ami
the protest in the 77mc is simply the wa"
of a "s'-noped'' and Incompetent journalist
who was compelled to give news a day old,
j-idtriei to hide bis 'gnominy behind a
flojrish ot abusive trumpets.
And, by the way, the suggestion is re
spectfully made that the Time put Web
ster's dictionary on its exchange list An)
newspaper that will persistently spell hare
lip "hair-lip"' is occupying an absurd atti
tude when it attempts to correct a cotem
lorary on anatomical technicalities. So far
from being able to know hare-lip when 11
sees It, the Time can't even spell what it
mistakes for that labial deformity. Perhaps
the Times knows what hare-brained means!
The Il.ijton Democrat GtU Uaek mt
" II imbler" In Good Shaptj.
In last Sunday's Gi.onK-KEiuiitJC
"Ilambler-' had in his "note-book" some
remarks, not altogether favorable to the
wide streets of Dayton. This is the way in
which the Da) ton llcmncrnt gets back at
The trnth of the matter Is that the
"l.ambler" is envious and Aesop's fable
of the Fox and Grapes Is applied to his
Dayton's wide streets are handsome and
convenient Their width is probably one ot
the principal causes which make Davton
one of the healthiest cities in the country
There Ls plenty of breathing space,
and this is necessary to health.
Main street is, without doubt one
of the finest thoroughfares to be
found anywhere, and no Daytonian
would have this noble street narrowed
to save a few steps. The "Rambler" belies
his name, for if he did much rambling he
vvouiu nave learned tnat walking Ls very
healthful exercise. The point is hardly
worth arguing, for Daytonians would never
dream of cutting down the streets to the
bprlngheld pattern, so that a good-sized
wagon would pull down the awnings on
either side. Dayton Is content to rival Xew
York and London. Oxford street, London,
tlie "Kambler" says. Is not wide. He L
mistaken. It Is a thoroughfare uoon which
at least six vehicles can pass abreast On
uegent street tour carriages would find easy
passage, while it should be remembered
that Waterloo Place, an addition to Regent
street Is very wide. All the more, modern
streets, such as Queen Victoria street, have
been made a generous width, for -obvious
Ucbrno.tntsa.- la- sloppy IfoUow Grand
Jury Declalona by Judge White.
Four new jurors were drafted this morn
ing for service on the petit jury, com
mencing on the 25th inst They are J. E.
Lovvrey of Donneisville, Jesse Trimmer of
the Third ward. Lev! Ward of Madison
township, and Luther Neer of Pleasant
The "grind" jury still continues Its de
liberations, but it is expected that thev will
complete their labors this evening and make
a nnai report
The divorce case of Amelia vs. Frank
Strimple has been specially assigned for to
morrow (Friday) afternoon, commencing
at l:.' o'clock. The special assignment
was at the request of the plaintiff.
The case of Myers A Syders vs. John
Leon, for money, was heard this morning
by Judge White, Court rendered a verdict
directing E. C. Middleton to pay the money
in his hands, amounting to $25, over to the
plaintiff, on his judgment
In the case ot John Nicholas vs. Seth
Black, the demurrer to the second and
thin! defenses In the answer were over
ruled. In the case of Wick Bros. vs. S. A.
Morrow, motion overruled and leave to
the defendant to answer in ten days.
The window-blinds, casements and office
furniture in the sheriff's ofllce are being re
varnished and the entire place has the joy
ful, cheerful odor that characterizes a first-
A LIVELY SCENE.
Ellen Ford created a sensation at Summer
street chapel last night She had bad some
difhculty with another woman named Lou
Artis and the two had become involved in
a tight The Artis woman appeared before
Mayor Goodwin yesterday and swore out a
warrant asainst the Ford woman, charging
her with disorderly conduct Some friend
of Ford heard that the warrant was out and
yesterday afternoon one of them aDueared
at jtolice headquarters and put up ball for
r tinl s appearance.
Both of the women were at the chapel
last night and it was plain to see that
trouble was brewing. Finally, however,
the Ford woman left the church and, after
waiting a short time, the Artis woman went
out of the church, supposing that Fori had
gone home. She was mistaken. Before
leaving the church Ford had quietly picked
up the stove-poker and then waited on the
outside for her enemy to come out When
Artis appeared, she was assaulted by Ford
with the poker, butthe latterwas prevented
from doing serious damage by friends. The
police arrested Ford and lodged her In the
station house and she will now have to
ansvv er to two charges of disorderly con
"DARBY AND JOAN."
A Veteran Actor antl Hit FalthfolnMn te
Among the leading members of the Ver
ner "Shamus O'Brien" party, which ap
ptaretl at the Grand last Saturday night
were Mr. Frank Uea and his wife. Mr. Rea
is one of the oldest actors' on the American
boards at present, and will be remembered
as having played the venerable Catholic
priest ln the play, which he did entirely
without make-mi. Mr. Rea has ntul l.u
T4th year, but is still hale and hearty and I
enjoys life. His wife is not many years his
junior. Mr, ilea is an actor ot the old
school and has supported Forrest the elder
Booth and many other eminent actors,
who are now but a mem-
oiy, tie uas oeen on me stage
over half a century, but for forty years has
never played in a company of which his
wife was not a member. He would never
consent to leave her, and now, of course,
in their old age, they are more cemented
together than ever. Perhaps there is not
another actor in the country of whom the
same can be shown namely, that he would
nev er consent to leave hi wife even on
professional tours. Mr. Rea is a very In
telligent old man, and has a world of anec
dote at ready command concerning the
past and present patriarchs of the stage.
SPECIIL LOW PKICES OX
Muslins, Prints, Ginghams.
Cheap Sale JJlmkets.
Remnants at prices tint will sell
Cheap lot or Trimmlns'.
Linen Collars, . cents up.
The Cheapest Cloaks ever shown la
Cheap lots or Dress, 10c op.
Cheap lits or Underwear, ele.
48 AM) 50 LIMESTONE ST.
Only the Best Beef, Mutton,
Lamb, Veal and Pork for
Win. Grant's Sons
16 E. High St.
HOME BRAND TOMATOES,
Home Brand SIrlnj Beans,
Home Brand Lima Br air.
Thekest 20c Canned Peaches in the city
for the money. A full line of all other
Canned Goods at low nrices. TriamDh
Asparagus, Irst quality, warraated to be as
nne as any ever packed.
Buckwheat Fiour, strictly pare.
Maple Sjrnp, strni-ht goods.
Best Clover Honey. 20e per pound.
Cel'brattd Pioaser Brand Oysters.
Fresh Fish and Poultry.
S. J. STRALEY &, CO.
10 AXD 18 EAST HIGH STREET,
FrM Dallvary. Telephone 41.
J. D. SMITH CO.
Corner West High St. and Vfalnrnt AUty,
Blank Book Work and Legal BlaalaB
N. E. C. WHITNEY,
Solicitor ot American and Foreign
tx jiu. rtiur XATTIU.
Room 5 Arcade Building,
Bri.th .txrari.t: Washington. D.C.: Lon-1
Ion. tn.: fans, rrance.
OR. A. II. BLOUNT
Would respectfully announce that lie nasfl
resumed tne practice ot DentUtry ln tnis
city. Offlee and Residence :
No. 185 South Limestone St
Or. Frank C. Runyan,
-Room In Buckingham's Batldlnr.orsr-X
a-Muniby Bro.'s Storage
DMlalattaattoiiKlTea to ttis preiarTtnc'o
on. j. t. Mclaughlin,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
10ft West Haln St. Telephone 45.
PAUL A. STALEY,
Attorney and Expert
SOCICirOB OF PATENTS.
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111 M. LlniMtuue .'., priullrlil,
TELETHON K SO. Hi.
FOR CHECKS in 6
boars, cares la X
dayi. Drugstores 14 X.llPMia
Bitten. SO cu. IlerbMed
Mala St- SeriuifirM. 0.
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