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SPRINGFIELD, O., TUESDAY KYENlNi: ..Xl'ARY -'". 17.
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VOL. XXXIII NO. 19.
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Colder, (air weather
Springfield, O., 1
January 25, 1S87. J
8 DOLLARS. 8
Not matter what weather.
See the When window of
Overcoats to be got for eight
We are very anxious to
dispose of overcoats prior to
stock-taking February 5th,
and to that end place at pub
lic disposal many garments of
"bang up" good quality in
this great eight dollar sale.
Parties not already supplied
with comfortable top coats
take warning and come before
sizes are broken.
There's a jam in the chil
dren's department, too. Boys'
knee pant suits, $1.50, $2.00, I
S2.50 and $3.00, are changing)
hands (ours to consumers). !
The big price differences j
we make, as compared with
what has been, is taking off
these suits at a rate to give
your head a whirl.
s Big Red 'Mittens 19 cents
till "every pair is gone.
Springfield's Only One Price
25 and 27 W. Main St.
DR. J. G. OLDHAM,
OrERATlTE DENTISTRY 1
Nn. 9 E. Main Street.
PAUL A. STATiEY,
Attorney and Expert
S0LICIT0B OP PATENTS.
...-... m, &o.a a.fi.i..v
Would respectfully announce that he hasS
resumed the practice of DeutKtry lutthls
city. Office and Residence ;
No. 185 South Limestone St,
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
4rRoomi to Buckingham's. Bulldinir.OTerJa
cr-MurpuyA Bro.'a btore.-
peal tl attention given to the preserving o
HINfil.E BARBEL SOOT UVS, M.00
not'BtK " s.oo
HIM3I.K BREECH LOADER. 4.0O
DOUBLE " " 10.00
Prleee tber coeds la prevortlea.
PARKER.SMITH and OTHER CUNS
otrjra ioud to tnoor close.
Illustrated Caltkicue and Price Lilt sent Free.
J. C. IAHDLE 4 SON, ZVAi
i. A. . ii
IN SLEEPY HOLLOW.
Nathan Ferrand Sentenced to the Peniten
tiaryThe Attorneys for the Indicted
Trustees Move to Quash.
A Vruwil to the Pen Suit fur Diunacrs
Llquur Cr The Motion DockM
General Court Matter M
One of the must affecting scenes that
ever occurred at the bar of Justice in this
county was witues-ed Oils (Tuesday) moro
nic In tlie common pleas court mom.
Young Nathan Kerrand, alias N'nthan
Jones, jun., indicted for horse stealing, an
nounced that he desired to withdraw his
plea of not guilty and enter a plea of guilty
instead, lie was accordingly brought into
the court room, accompanied by his mother,
who with streaming eyes and clasped hands,
listened to the judge's sentence with every
evidence of a mother's agony. Young
Ferrand, himself, who Is a mere boy, cried
bitterly. "Give ray boy a chance,"'
the poor woman walled. Every
body was forcibly affected. Judge
White imposed the lightest sentence under
tlie law for the otlense named one j ear In
to tiik rs.
Deputy A. J. Baker will take Isaiah
Golightly, sentenced to eighteen months for
larceny and tn. Jeuuings,twelve years fur
horse-stealing, to the penitentiary Thurs
day, lie will also take McAllen, tlie col
ored lad found guilty for stealing from Tlie
J. I). Stewart Co., to the reform farm at
TIIK MOTION TO QIASH.
As fully predicted, Messrs. Goods Jt
Goode and Wallace & Coleman, attorneys
for Township Trustee H. C. Williamson,
Monday afternoon filed a motion in
common pleas court, to quash
the indictment found against their
client, for misconduct In offlce. The
motion to quash is identically the same as
to both counts, except that in tlie second
the word "received" Is used wherever the
w ord "charged" appears in the first. The
second therefore Is not printed. The mo
tion is as follows:
Coiet of Commox Plias Clihe Couxtt, Ohiu
Toe State of Ohio 1 Incilctmentiormltcon
vs. cooductla offlc.
IUrry C. Williamson. J Xo.S4.SJ.
The defendant, for tlie purposes of mo
tion only, now comes and submits the fol
That the hrst count of the indictment be
1. bald count is defective, in that the
same dots not show for what periods of of
ficial service the defendant "charEed" the
fee which in the said first count Is alleged to
nav e Oeen tsegaiiy charged by film
hi that it
2. said count is defective
does not show the services or other consld-
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sideratlon nor the character thereof, nor for
whom or what the same were rendered, in
payment or consideration of which the de- !
feiidant cliarced the alien! tile! fe. as
stated in said count
r Said count Is defective In that It does
not charge defendant with the commission
of a crime under the laws of this state.
4. There are other defects In said first
count apparent fca tbe face thereof.
This momlne Messrs. Ilagan A I lagan,
attorneys or Wm. IL Davidson, .the other
Indicted trustee, withdrew his plea of not
gulltyenterul last night and. this momlng-
.nessrs. uaau .v iiagan nieu a similar mo
tion to quash tbe Indictment In his case '
al-o. The hearing of both motions is set '
for next Saturday.
George Schwelkert, Indicted for keeping
his saloon open on Sunday, pleadde not
His bond was fixed at 3100, witli '
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"VrV ' "J??, 'V.'- .. ., The Situation tn Mew Jerwy.
The case of Tim Connell. suatehinga .. , ,
pocket-book, set for Wednesday, was post-' TnESTOX, N. J., Jan. 25. Democratic
poned on tlie affidavit and application of hopes of last night were lowered again to
tlie defendant on the grounds of tlie ab- day by Speaker Baird's refusal to accept
sence of two material witnesses. j overtures and eo into their caucus. The
.. .. motion docket. caucus met at 9 o'clock and immediately ad-
D. It Hosterman vs. Henry Snyder et al. journed until II. At a later hour the doors
Motion overruled. I were again closed, but Baird had left tlie
Luima 1- l'almer rs. Mitchell. Ihmurrfr ' Mu.i ..j ... . 1.1. i...i Tt i
Giiiett vs. Stephenson. Motion over
ruled. Tlie case- of Gilbert Houck and John
Kane, selling liquor on election day, are in
hearing to Judge White this afternoon.
Defendants waived trial oy Jury.
Tiie petit jury" has been discharged until
WANT- IIASlsC.hs FOIl A DEAD MAHK.
By Ills attorney s, Messrs. Iringle and
Johnson, Pat O'Hara has brought suit in
common picas to recover S175 damages
from George Brain. The plaintiff iiastured
a mare in Brain's pasture. On May 30,
1SS5, the animal got into an adjoining pas
ture and broke his leg in a hele in a bridge,
which va built over a ill tch. She had to
be shot Tlie petition charges that the ac
cident was due to the negligence of the de
fendant IMPORTANT BUILDINC OPERATIONS.
David West to llullil Two Nenr Structures,
One a Four-story lllock Captmlu llusli
nells New Resilience.
The report dashed about the city today
that in the event of the market liou-e and
city building carrying see article else
where Mr. David West would put up a
splendid four-story brick building on the
southwest corner of High and Market
streets. A Keithlic reporter visited Mr.
West at noon. The report wai
founded on fact but the location
was not accurate. The new building will
be an imposing pile of four stories and all
modern improvements, but it will face on
High street, instead of on the corner, and
have a front running sixty feet east from
Walnut alley, and just across the alley from
the carriage shop building. It w ill have a
depth of eighty-four feet
Mr. West will also build a brick business
block 99 by 48 feet in tlie rear of his pres
ent shops, and facing south on one of tlie
new streets contemplated in the market
- Mrs. Buxton, who has bought the well
known Mabley property, at Detroit and ls
to occupy it in February, lias sold her east
High street property to Gen. Asa S. Bush-
uell. for $50,000. It is his purpose to tear
dovv n tlie old residence and erect one for
his own use and occupation. It will be a
stone struct ue and totally unlike any tiling
el-e in apriuglield.
THE MAYOR EXONERATED.
Counrits Special Committee Takes n
Turu at Investigating.
The special committee of council, con
sUting of Messrs. Funk, Tehan and AcKer-
sou, appointed to investigate tlie charges
preferred against Mayor Goodwin by-
David Compton, met in the city clerk's
ofllce last night and listened to tlie law yen"
intellectual pyrotechnics until 1 o'clock
tins morning. John L. Zimmerman, Esq,
repiesented Marshal Hughes, and, inci
dentally, the mayor, while E.
S. Wallace, Esq., represented Comp
ton. Only tnree witnesses were ex
amined: Compton, himself, and Mayor's
I Clerk Miller and station llou-e Turnkey
Dote. After the testimony was in, the
! attorneys wrestled with tlie case for nearly
tinee Hours, aim me couiinutee was com
pletely fagged vv hen it adjourned. City
bolicitor Summers was present and kept an
eye on tlie proceedings.
Tlie testimony showed that the mayor and
marshal were in reality entitled to much
more than they received from Compton and
the reort of the committee to be presented
to council this evening exonerates them
from any attempt to defraud by collecting
Oirr 100 Varieties
of the purest and best toilet soaps made by
Colgate Co. Cashmere Bouquet the standard.
second Sesslun, Slitj-SeTenlh Oeneral A.
Coi.VMDf,Jan.24. S"atk. The fol
lowing bills were Introduced:
Mr. Hardacre, excluding the three niontlis
personal earnings of married men from the
law of exemption where tlie debt Is for
food, raiment or house rent; Mr. Hardacre,
amending the Jury law in capital cases so
that defendant may have thirteen instead of
twenty-three challenges; Mr. I'avey, amend
ing section 3 of the Dow law by Inserting
"at the manufactory"; Mr. Glazier, provid
ing for the publication of volume VI of the
House. The following bill was passed:
11. 11. by Mr. Williams of Coshoetou,
amending certain sections relative to the
abolishment of the seal on legal documents,
designed to make tlie law uniform.
The following bills were introduced:, Mr.
Poorman, to make tlie law relathe to the
appoinment of persons to collect omitted
taxes applicable to all counties of tbe state;
Mr. Deyo, to make a person who harbors a
dog responsible for sheep killed by It
SLAMMED IN THEIR FACES.
FMlirr Ionnelly Locks nnd Ilollt tlie
GMtesof 8t.)tephens In the lreeure of
Xkw- York. Jan. 25. Nearly 5,000 of
Dr. MeGlynn's parishioners stood about
the entrance to St. Stephens's church last
night, where it had been announced that a
committee would make a report to the full
body. Sixty policemen were in attendance,
as had been requested by Father Donnelly.
At T o'clock Father Donnelly, flanked on
either side by a policeman, appeared Inside
and locked and barred tlie iron gate to tlie
church basement Addressing tlie people,
he said: "You had better go home. O Tlie
church is closed and no meeting will be
held tonight" Thn he retired and was
not seen again. Soon after tbe committee
came down the street but were told by the
police captain that Father Donnelly had
forbidden any meeting. The chairman then
mounted the steps and announced that fact
to the crowd, telling them to to peacefully
home, which was done. Tonight it will be
determined where a monster meeting shall be
had to hear the committee report
PLEA OF THE BANKS.
They Want Certain Cities Made Reserve
Wasiiinc.to.v, Jan. 25. The petition
presented by Senator Allison form the
national banks of Chicago, Minneapolis
and St Paul asks that the bill now pending
before the finance committee to raise cer
tain cities named in the bill to the dignity
of reserve cities be annealed so as to allow
reserve cities to deposit one-half of their
reserve with banks in cities outside of New-
York City. At present the petitioners say,
the banks must keep their reserve money at
nome or deposit with New York banks. '
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L, V V i, . ' V-i V , r i m
bt- ,'a"1 ba.n H"" i'iC:Uf": LoU Y1 i"'
J,J"SEdvS, f??Xla ''nI ,,ri.r
" wlth .e.w wlr. and the Minneapolis
banks that Chicago and St Louis lie raised
to equal dignity wltn .New 1 ork.
BosTox.-Jan. 25. A cable message re
ceived yesterday from Dr. Kreuger, tlie
European Union astronomer, announces the
discovery of a comet January ISth, by Dr.
Thome, director of tlie observatory at Cor
dova. South America. The comet Is prob
ably tlio same observ ed three days later at
Melbourne. It Is in constellation Grus.
KoriiEsTKii. N. Y., Jan. 25. Dr. Swift
ot Warner observatory', yesterday received
a telegram from lrof. E. E. Barnard, di
rector of Vanderbilt University observa-
Nasavllle, Tenn., announcing the dls-
cuvery of another comet by him in Cygnus.
capitol and gone to his hotel. He says he
will not meet in caucus with the democrats
on the senatorial question, but will vote for
a democrat for senator.
Cnppeller Ueu There.
CoLUMnrs. Jan. 2.". Governor Forakcr
today made the following appointments:
S. E. Kemp, Montgomery county, state
superintendent insurance, three years; W.
S. Capieller, Hamilton, commissioner of
railroads and telegraphs, two years; Leo
Hlrsch, Franklin, superv r-or state printing.
two years; J no. M. Doane, Cuyahoga,
state librarian, Tice F. B. Loomis, re
signed. The Indiana Murtille.
iMHAXAliiLis, Jan. 25. The senatorial
situation remains without change. Two
ballots were had. All members were pres
ent today and the figures went back to those
of last week. Turpie 75, Harrison 71. Alien 4.
Attorney for Lieutenant Gov ernorltobertson
appeared in tlie supreme court this morning
and asked that the time be set for hearing
arguments in appeal for Judge Ayre's de
cision. The court will hear the argument
Cess Fanlrky In tendon.
London-, Jan. 25. The semi-panic on
the stock exchange, caused by the Ixmdon i
Ditlltl .Ycir' article yesterday, has sub- '
sided, the markets are now rampant.
Consols for both money and the account i
opened today at an advance of one-eighth
on closing prices of yesterday.
The New Jersey Senate.
TiiEXTO.v, N. J., Jan. 25. The senate
met at 10 a. m. today. Credentials of senators-elect
Worth, Morris, Baker, Cumber
land, Edwards and Hudson (all democrats)
were offered, but tlie senate postponed or
ganization to Friday noon and adjourned to
To be Dissolve!.
Chicago, Jan. 25. It is said here com
plications have arisen during the last few
days which make it quite certain that the
Central Traflic association will be dis-olved
within a very few days.
Striking Scotch Miners.
Lon'Dqx, Jan. 25. Three thousand
miners at Airdrie, Scotland, hav e struck
for an advance of a shilling per day.
Unfounded War Kuuiurs.
Paims Jan. 25. It is reiterated that war
rumors in circulation are as incorrect from a
military as from a diplomatic point of view.
Columbus, O., Jan. 25. Governor For
aker has issued a proclamation quarantine
against shippers of cattle from the state
Dai lit et. in. Sails.
New Yoiik, Jan. 25. Michael Davitt
aud w if e sailed for Liverpool today.
Death of an Aged lady.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Margaret Ca
sad, mother of Mrs. Charles C. Davis, re
siding at 3'J Clifton avenue, died of stomach
trouble at tlie advanced age of 80 y ears, 5
months and 7 days. Mrs. Casad was well
known and greatly respected by a large cir
cle of people, and her death w ill be sincere
ly mounted. The remains will be taken to
Dayton tomorrow for interment.
A Serious Charge.
Last night Ira Harris was lodged in jail
on the charge of bastardy, the charge hav
ing been preferred by Mary E. Wagner.
She swore out the warrant for Harris's ar
rest before Esquire Over. The parties are
well known young people, and the arrest
created a stir 111 their neighborhood.
MlimiT fITV DIIII MVP
ftEiU till DllILIl.Ui.
Narrowly and Mistakenly Called the New
Market Honse-The Great Project
in Full. J
The situation Illustrated br Dlficmm
(Mirer S. Kells's Ureal nuupl
meutary Offer to tlie
Spingfield is to have its city, building and
market house at last. After th, these many
years of alternate agitation and slumber
ing, tlie citj.today wakes up to the fact that
It is now on the erge of attaining this long
desired end. The papers have nearly all
been signed by the owners of the property
which It is proposed to use fort this purpose,
and the remaining ones can be reached by
suits in C'indeuinaMou.
Tlie site Is located on either side of tlie
alley running west from Market square,
immediately north of tlie present so-
called Central Market House. It
Includes sixty-four feet on the
north side and GU on the south side, mak
ing, witli tlie 10), -foot alley, a strip 150
feet wide, and runs clear t
TllllOl.GH TO CKMIKlt srilKKT,
a distance of 40i feet On tbe accompany
ing cut the upper line represents High
street the bottom Hue ashtngton street
the right-hand line Market square, and the
line to the left Center street Trie north
line of tlie site Is St feet from High street.
and !." -) feet remain between the south
line and. Washington street The figures, l,:
3, etc., are the numbers of the several parcels
of ground included in the pint and will be
used in the explanations and descriptions
which follow. The 150 feet Ls to be divided
Into three final rtions, a fifty-foot build
ing with a fifty-foot street mi either side.
The part included bet een the clotted lines
A II C II, represents the location of the city
All things considered, this Is1 the best site
that could iiosniuty be secured. The build
lug of tlie republican wigwam In the center
of the square forev er settled the question
that that at least was
OT T11K rl.ACK
for a building of any kind. By dem
onstrating tills the wigwam well
paid for itself. Again, tlie center
of the square, of an equal, width with
Market street, and on tlie same line with
that street was originally dedicated for
street purposes, and if now used for tlie
site of a building would be liable to cause
trouble with the heirs. Besides, the large
property ovi new on Market street would
never allow the Market house to gu on the
Mr. Sprigman. when he dedicated to the
city 4i feet on the east side of the street
rLAT SIIOWIXO LOTS
next the Arcade, specified that it should be
u-ed for Market hou-e purpo-es, w title Mr.
Low ry, when he dedicated a similar strip
on the west side, simply said it should be
used for market purposes. When
the old market hou-e was
tom down the Sprigman heirs, as
is well known, commenced suit to recover
po-session of the ground, but since that
time the suit has been settled and dismissed
and the city now holds
THE TITI.K TO THE OllOrVIl.
By building west of the square and using
the west part ot same as an approach to
the market house, the conditions to tlie sur
vey deed will be fulfilled and the heirs will
be satisfied. Build on any other square,
and the heirs will immediately lay claim to
the ground mentioned.
Several gentlemen, among them Robert
Johnson, A. L. lessner aud II. J. Funk.
are said to claim patents as discoverers and
projectors of this location and project
but be that as it may. certain
members of the present council committee
on markets, notably W. It Burnett and
President Thomas, aided by C. W. Con
stautlne, esq., have labored hard in bringing
the matter from a nice laid scheme on pa
per to a tangible, practical issue. Getting
prices, terms and signatures from the in
rituvhit so mini's plat.
As near perfect as Is their work several
breaks as have been mentioned, still re
main, which can only be ov ercome by con
The market committee, which consists of
Messrs. Crumley, Prince. Netts, Burnett
and W. S. Thomas will present an unan
imous repott tonight Til favor of going
ahead and building as herein proposed.
Mr. Crumley, who I- chairman, is not
in the city but i- favorable. It is intimated
that Mr. Tehan. on account of his friend
ship for the Spangenbergers, will light the
matter, and Mr. Itapp Ls said to be opposed
to it, possibly for the same reason. Aside
from that there is not thought to be a single
bit of opposition In the vv hole council. If
such prove- to be the case, council will
doubtless instruct the commlttee.in connec
tion with the city solicitor, to proceed at
once to Institute suits for condemnation
where nece-sary. But little more than this
can be done at this stage: but it is hoped to
be able to begin the work of demolishing
and removing the old buildings in a very
few weeks' time, so that the new building
can be put up this year.
The following is the general
AltTICI.r ok .uki-.vikvt
which has been signed by both tho-e who Price- and. "Ill sell to the city at same fig
, ..si- . ure, uotw ith-tanding the fact that he has
haveputanxed price on their propertr. Upended -ome S20o in Improvements since
with or without conditions, and tho-e vv ho , ovv nlng it. HI- own and his wife's name
agree to arbitrate:
Know all Men by These Presents
That, wherea- the city of Springfield, O..
Is desirous of erecting a city building and
market house on the block bounded by
Market sjiace. High, Center and Washing
ton streets, in said city; and, whereas we,
t!iv undersigned owners of real estate In
said block, aredesirousot having said build
ing erected on said block,
This agreement, made this 19th day of
January. lfcS7, by and between the under-
signed and the said city of Sprincheld,
TTitnesseth: That we, the undersigned,
severally agree at any time within one year
of the date hereof, upon demand of said
city, in consideration of the agreement of
each other and the agreement of said city,
and upon pay inent to us of the respective
sums hereinaftersnecified. toconvev to said
city in fee simple, by good and sufficient
deeds of general warrantv. the real estate,
excepting tho buildings thereon, by us
severallv- owned In said block.
bounded by red lines and
described on the plat hereto annexed and
made part hereof and designated herein by
numbers, set opposite our respective names,
corresponding to tlie numbers on said plat
and excepting as to said We-t the lease-
hold of Fehl, Johnson A Co., provided,
however, that said city shall so erect said
bulldlngs or said block as that the buildings
J ,,la11 extend from Market -aee to Center
street, and -o lli.it there shall be two
I'll rt-m i -ii:i i.rs
extending from -aid Market -pace to Center
street, one on the north and the other on
the south side of said building, and pro
vided further that no -iwcial lax or assess
ment shall Ik- made b said city on any of
the pnqxTty ot tlie undersigned situated
on said block, while owned by them,
their heirs or assigns, of the co-t or any
Dart then-of to said city of any-
real estate for said city building and market
house or said streets or of tlie orlg
tial maklii'- and improving of the
said streets and tlie sidewalk-, curbs and
gutters thereof, or of the constructing of a
sewer or drain for the drainage of said
block or any part thereof.
And provided, further, that the under
signed, their heirs and as-ign-. shall have
the right to tap and u-e for the drainage of
their respective premises situated in said
block any and all drains that may lie con
structed and maintained by said city for the
drainage of said block or any part thereof.
Ami tlie said city of Springfield hert-by
agrees to erect said building on said block
and to make said streets as herein pro
vided, and further agrees to pay the under
signed, severally, the respective sums
hereinafter specified and herein agreed to
be paid upon delivery' of the deeds herein
before provided to be made by the under
signed and to do and perform on Its part all
other things herein stipulated.
Affixed to this document are the signa
tures of the property-owners with the price
or special conditions to which they have
agreed. A description of each property,
with the price agreed upon, etc., will be
given in order, so that every reader of the
iiEi-uin.lc will have a clear understanding
of the whole matter.
DATIK WE-T's PUOPEItTT.
Lot No. 2is24H feet front on Market
sqnare by 148', feet deep to Walnut alley.
Jlr. West was originally a part owner with
the heirs of Mrs. Campbell, and when the
property was ordered sold on partition sale
he took it at the appraised value, 30,750.
This price Is about 3.170 per foot front The
appraisement was made by three well
known and competent citizens, namely:
Wm. Diehl. Charles Babbitts and W. S.
Wilson, and is looked upon as having con
siderable to do in establishing the value of
property in that vicinity, as for Instance
that on either side of this lot Mr. West
proposes to sell for exactly what he paid
for it. t!,T50.
Ut No. 14. 09 V, x9v feet was a part of
the Kinney property sold at sheriff's sale
last year, and bought in by Mr. West It
is now occupied by the Armstrong Bros,
for their boiler works, who are tenants at
will, and will cause no trouble. Mr. West
will donate the ground and remove the two
story building which now occupies the
corner of the let to the new line.
lt No. 10 fronts forty feet on the
square and is now occupied by thu
tl.NTll.VI VIUIKF.T Horsr.
At the time this building was put up Mr.
West was offered S 13.000 for the locby
Mr. Zlsehler in lehalf of tlie Central
TO 1IR Pl'llCHASKIl.
Market Co-operative As-oeiatlon. The of
fer not being accepted. tby effected a
lease, w hicli has three v ears yet to run.
The Market Association agrees to arbi
trate. Mr. West proposes to sell for
312,000. the price offeree' several years ago.
Lot No. 3, 64 feet on Walnut alley by 99
feet, is nearly solidly built up. and occupied
as a part of Fehl, John-on & Cos, who
hold a leas which runs for three years
from next December. Their lease will be
considered separately later on. Mr. West
agrees to donate the ground, but the city is
to pay tlie estimated cost of removing the
buildings and putting them in as good a
condition as they- are now In, on the new
south line. The proposition signed by Mr.
West reads as follows:
The estimated cost of removing the
buildings on said lot No. 3 to the adjacent
property north, then of erecting the same
in ail respects as now, including cellar,
foundation, and replacing destroyed mate
rial, to be ascertained by three sets of ar
bitrators expert respectively in brick work,
stone work and carpenter work, one of
each set to be cho-en by the said city, one
by said David West and the third by the
two so cho-en; also, to assume and pay all
damages to the leasehold of Fehl, John
son & Co. in said and adjacent premises,
including any expense of extinguishing the
The names of David W-t and Mary A.,
his wife, are signed to these four proposi
tions. Mr. West's hesitancy to enter Into
any agreement at all for a long time com
pletely blocked the whole plan, from the
fact that he held such large interests in the
square. The terms finally secured are con
sidered, In the main, extremely reasonable.
THE JAS. II. SKI.so.X LOT
Joins the list mentioned property on the
west and extends 49S feet on the alley.
The line w ill run through tw o rear rooms
of the hou-e. On the alley are two frame
stables. Mr. Nel-on agrees to sell for JtOi
nnd the aereeuient is properly signed by
himself and wife, Mary A. Nelson.
THE CONSTAXTINK LOT.
I,ot No. 7, 4:'i feet on the alley, known
as the Parsons property, is now owned by
Chas. . Constautine and wife, who have
signed an agreement to donate it for a one
no Mitchell's i.ut.
Lot No. 9 fact's 32 5-12 teet on Center
street, tsimering on the alley, along which
I It extenils S'.i feet. This wa- formerly
i known a- the Brock property, being owned
by heirs. It was appraised at S-!,500 for
the puri-e of being sold at executor's sale
last year, and Mr. Mitchell took It at that
are signed to the agreement.
AMELIA l.EIUOI.D's PROPERrv.
l.ots No-. 10 and 15 are owned by this
lady. The former simply take- a narrow
strip, 17 feet wide, off what is known to
old -ettlers as tlie Garri-on property and
more recently owned by some one of the
Wllliam-ons. It too, was sold last year at
sheriff's sale. Miss I.eiliold will sell for 31.
Lot No. 15 has a frontage of "'JS feet on
I Maikct square. It Is a part of a 52-feet lot
which she bought recently of the heirs of
I Mrs. Ann Seys for 512,150, or a little over
I S'-3S Per foot. Her proposition is to sell at
I the same rate -he paid, or Sfi,sy:t, and she
' has atlixed her name to both propositions,
I Lot No. 1 1. 25x09 , feet is the rear part
of tlie ground occupied by Mrs. Ithine's
bakery, with only a -table on the alley. It
isovvued by Anton Singer and wife, who
' have signed an agreement to donate the
I Lot 12, 24 S feet on alley, isonowued by
Jo-eph Champagne and wife, who have
! signed to donate the ground on condition of
being paid S50 to move tlie two-story frame
carpenter shop on the alley to the new
they will arbitrate.
The owners of lot 8, five of the persons
who have an interest in lot 13. and the
owners of the Central market house build-
ig, have united tn sl.ning the following
agreement living the valif of tlieir proper
ty through arbitrators
Such sums as three di-intere-ted arbitrat
ors may fix, one of w houi I- to be clio-eu by
-uch property owners as arbitrate, one by
the president of tiiecit) council of said city,
and the third by the two so cho-en. and In
fixing -aid sum said arbitrators -hall be
guWed exeluslvelv by their own judgment
without reference to the rules and regula
tions of law relating to the appropriation of
property by municipal corjioratioiis and
without te-tlinonv from others, or argu
ments of partle- as their conn-cl
Lot eight is a part of
Tin ii vi:niN(, rnoi'i i:i v,
corner of Center and High streets. Maha
la Harding owns a life e-tate in the uroi
erty, and John M. and Kllnora Kill-. Chas.
W. and Barbara Con-tatitlne and Geo. T.
Harding ami wife, each own a one-third In
tere-t. subject to the widow's life dowry,
and all parties have signed the above agret
ment. There is a frame dwelling liou-e on
the lot. which is 4'J' .x(54.
Ixit 13, 4y's on alley, is owned by the
hkiusiik in:. kiikveKR ovvi.,
five of whom--Charlotte T.. T. ( and S.
E. Ovven and Ceie-tia and L. J. Starrett
have already signed the agreement to arbi
trate. Others doubtless will. Several
heirs were willing to donate. It is thought
they will get nothing, as they agree to al
low the benefit to remaining property to
count In fixing damage.
Hie Central Market Co-operative Asso
ciation have signed the agreement to arbi
trate as to the market liou-e building and
leasehold on lot Hi.
The city will probably be
COMI'EI.I.KIi To o.N-UKVI.V
thr. remaining lots: Xm. 1. 15. ti. X and the
leasehold of Fehl, Johnson ,t Co. There is
a bare possibility that other arrangements
may be effected as to tlie lirst-namrd
lot but Mrs. Julia A. Kelley, of
Cedarville, the owner, has become quite1
inflated as to the value of her lot and Is not l
likely to aeree to any reasonable figures.
She has, however, promised to notify the
committee by next Friday whether she w III '
make a price, or arbitrate, or allow the city
to go on and condemn the ground. Tlie ,
frontage on .Market square ls 25 feet and ,
it ha side aud rearalleys. Singer occupies
the building now as a saloon. At the time
there was some talk of locating the market
house south of the alley, probably ten per
sons went to Cedarville with offers of from
87,500 to S10.000 for the property, suppos
ing that It wviild become very valuable as a
corner lot oppo-ite the market house.
Somebody even did contract to take it at
tho latter figure, but they were convinced
that they had better let It alone. Judging
from adjoining properly this Is worth about
Lots 3 and G belong to
THE HinEXOl'K BROTHERS.
Cyrus and Ed., respectively. These are
27f feet wide each, and a livery stable
completely covers all to be used. The
llldenours offered to sell for 81,000 each,
which they say they would only do to save
trouble. The committee would not con
sider such figures, but did finally offer them
$r,00 each. They say they get 3M0 per
year rent out of the stable and consider
tlieir figures low, and seem to think they
would have no risk to run by appointment
of appraisers In a condemnation suit
I tie lot designated as on the nlat Is
TIIK SPAXOESBEKOKU HEIRS.
It compri-es 14 K feet front and the Dror
erty extend- still four feet further north.
It U covered in front ov a eood two-storv
building occupied by Joe Spang as a saloon.
I he committee has offered what it con
siders an extravagant price, either to take
oniy i4,i.ieetox tnawbole lSteet. la
the first ca-e Mr. West who owns the
ground immediately north, would take the
extra four feet at a pro rata figure. The
committee has exhausted every possible
means tw adjust the matter, and have not
even received vvnat tliey consider proper
treatment at the hands of the owners, and
j the only way out of the trouble is to ton-
i The leasehold of
KhllL, JOHN-ON a CO.
I will probably also have to be gotten out of
uie way iiirougn condemnation proceedings.
ine senior memoer ot tlie firm said they
had not even Iieen approached until yester
day, and the committee got no encourage
ment from that source. They are said to
be trying to organize opposition to the whole
proiect Mr. Felil offered to bet a !Jj:prn
Lic representative that they would stay out
their time where they are. and that no
work would be done on the new building or I
foundations this year.
So much for the ground as single parcels.
Now for the aggregate. This will amount
FIFTY THOl-SAXD DOLLAIL-
for a strip of ground 150 feet wide by 4B2
feet in length right in the heart of the city.
Counting the two fronts on the square and
Center street and there are 300 feet which
would make the average less than S170 per
foot front From tlie east side of Walnut
alley to Center street Is :U3l4 feet and this
ground still taken the full 150 feet wide
will cosf less than 33,000, certainly nothing
more than a mere fraction of what the
ground is actually worth. Nor is it meant
to say that anybody has given ev idence of
any unheard-of liberality in their proposl
sitions. for they will ail be recompensed
several fold by tbe Increased value of their
remaining property if the project goes
through successfully. But it is the Market
street front that rolls up the cost price, aud
this is ail valuable property, as can be seen
at a glance.
The general article of agreement quoted
In full earlier in this article, gives the gen
eral Ideas of the committee as to the pro
posed building, aud location of fifty-foot
streets on either side. Of course, it ls pre
mature to say Just how the bulldine itelf
will be designed, but the following w ill give
an idea of the plans favored by the commit
tee. It would be Improper to call the build
ing, in this or probably any other place that
may be adopted, the "Market Hou-e." It
should be called
THE SEW CITV BL'ILDI.VO,
for in it will be located ail the city depart
ments, city hall. etc.
The committee's idea is a three-story
building on both fronts, extending back M)
or 90 feet On the ground floor of each
w ill be two hand-ome store rooms to rent.
with a short hall-way and entrance to the
second story, but not to market proper. On,
the second floor w ili lie grouped the city i
offices, say at one end tho.-e pertaining to
inlliir V ntHr mill rsiilir itAtvorttnant . a
at the other will be room for the remaining
offices. The third door can be occupied for
Between these three-story buildings on
the ground floor will be the market room,
50 by nearly 300 feet. With a paved or
asphalt floor, nicely fitted up with -tails.
and every thlug kept in first-c!a-s order,
tills will make a splendid place for market
purposes. The ceiling of the market room
mill .HWU....II,- h. .-,.,.! ...... I. !..!.. ...I
u iii.nj vv -,v iCTi iiifiuri ioau
the store room-. Above, next to the)
Market street building, will be the
At the other end council chamber, board of
education rooms, etc These, especially
the first-named, will, of course, want to be
much higher than the second story of the
front buildings, and. together with
its added height h below, will prac
tically be the same height as
those buildings. lTactically, the whole
building then, through from Market to
Center, will be of the same height and can
be covered with one -ol'ul, uniform roof, or
the outline can be broken according to tlie
architect's own sweet will. Where the
building crosses v alnut alley an archway
can be made to allow of the free use of the
alley, w hen market ls not being held.
THE WAYS AM) MEAN-.
The legislature has authorized tht Ivsue
of S150.000 of bonds to build a market
house aud city building, and an amenda
tory act was passed to permit tlie
use ot a part of such sum for the
purpose of buying a site. If the ground
costs $50,000, SIOO.000 will remain for the
building, which will allow of the erection
of a very substantial building with two
handsome fronts, of which every
may wen ue proud.
Such a bulldine would
lay the 35-foot Dayton building completely
In the shade, and don't let the Gem city for-
get it The bonds, when issued, can be
floated for about four per cent
The offset to this will be revenue from
four stole room-, and the market -tills and
the saving of rentals. The city at present
TIIICKM Tlior-ANII Uol.l. VKS
er annum rent for the various offices
buildings. rooms, etc., occu
pied by tlie city departments. Tills
figure Include the armories, whicti the
city paid for until very recently, but
which I- still included from the fact that II
provision is made for them in the new
building, the county would doubtless rent
them. The amount saved, it will beob--erveil.
will itself, pay one-half the intere-i
on the bonds. The rentals it is estimated
will pay the balance of the interest and
will pay the principal in from fifteen t
twenty years. In this connection it shoul,
lie remembered that the city at present has
cheap quarter-. A it still grows, mon-
room will be net-led and the rents will be
eorrrspondingly iuurtia-ed. The propo-ed
bailding will meet all the-e demands mailt
upon It for lo, the-e many years, and thL
fact must be taken Into consideration.
This city never kuw the real benefits of
a Market house. Give the rxsinle on
i worthy the name- a nice, clean, well-ar
ranged and well-kept one- and a different
j class will attend market more fanners ami
grower, and less hucksters and middle
men. By being able to buy more largely al
iirst hand, the people of ispriugtieUI cat
buy better goods at cheaper prices. Thi
benefit will count not a little In the genera
estimate, yet would apply equally to tht
building In any other location.
The Sprigman and Iiwry heirs all belnt
sati-tied and silenceil. Market square can lx
freed from tlie unsightly wood and ha
wagons that beset it a prop.1
trade et the -treet paved, am'
then it will 1 readv for what
well-founded rumor says only awaits tlies.
conditions. Tins Is nothing less than th
pre-entation to the city by one of her mos
highly-esteemed and liberal-hearted citizens
ror.NTAi.f .vn esmvsadk
to occupy the center of the present market
square, ino-e wno werecharged with thi
secret were not inclined to allow the mat
ter to le made public now, for fear it migh
be looked upon by certain (ejsoiis, as a
kind of bribe to secure this location for tin
city builduig. But the news Is too good t
keep. Mr. Oliver S. Kelly is said tob
the gentleman who will make the dona
tion, which Is sufficient guarantee that the
fountain will be as much of an honor to
Springfield as the Davidson fountain Is n
the Queen City. Let Springfield have he:
new city building, market bouse, handsom
market square, Kelly fountain and esplan
ade. aud be happy.
A FIENDISH CRIME.
Gertie Aldrich. a Little Seren-Tear-oli'.
Itrutally Outraged Thomas M.-.rr- the
Alleged Criminal Suspicions fixing"
of the Case.
At an early hour this morning Mr. John
Prothero went to Assistant Chief of Police
McKay and related the story of a fiendish
outrage that had been committed on his lit
tle niece, only seven years of age. The de
tails of the awful crime are really
CSriT FOR PCBLICATIOS,
but the bar? facts of the case are as fol
lows: For eight months Thomas Moore lias
been boarding at tlie residence of
William f Aldrich, No. 26 .Summr
street Moore Is a raolder, em
ployed at the East street Malleable shop
and has lived in Springfield for a number of
years. He has a wife and child living on
west Main street For nearly a year, bow
ever, he has lived apart from his family.
I jut Friday Moore did not work, assign
ing as a reason that he was ill. He re
mained about the house all day. In the
afternoon Mrs. Aldrich went away for
awhile, leaving Moore and her little seven
yearsdd daughter, Gertie, alone in the
house. While the
MOTUEl: WAS AUSKXT
the lecherous brute enticed the little girl to
his room and there committed the unnaiua-
ble crime. When Mrs. Aldrich returned
her little daughter, in piteous accents, re
lated what had occurred. The poor moth-
ers feelings may bo better imagined than
iue nine ones injuries were or sucn a
character that a physician's services were
imperatively needed and Dr. Barry was
summoned. He treated her and afterward
had a conversation with Moore. The
mother dreaded the disgrace that would fall
upon her daughter and tlie fam
ily ii -sioore should tie pros
ecuted, and she was prevailed upon to
Jlr. Prothero, her brother, heard of the
case and immediately ordered Moore's ar
rest Chief McKay went at once to the
mayor's office and reported the ease
to Mayor Goodwin, and then at 11 o'clock
he and Officer FurnLss went up on tlie hill
and the latter arroted Moore. On tlie way
to the mayor's office Moore said he supposed
that the matter had all been "fixed up," as
Dr. Bany hail promised to settle the case
forStO, half of which was biba paid him
by Moore next Saturday and the other ha.f
on the following Saturday.
Moore was placed under S 100 bond by the
mayor to secure his appearance next Friday
afternoon, his mother furnishing the bond.
Chief McKay says that the case Ls a tei-
ribly aggravated one. The victim of the
outrage Ls small for her age and Is
She appears to be a bright child, but her
mother savs that she Ls not of a thoroughly
sound tnind. These clrcum-tances all add
to the concentrated villainy of the crime,
and If Moore is guilty hanging is much too
good for him.
Let the Little Ones Attend the Hntiuee
u.Ues who desire to take v oung children
! t0 hear lhe Benne" Moulton Pera wm
pany should take advantage of the Wednes
day and Saturday afterniion matinees. The
cru-h and jam at the door U-t night was
terrific and It was really not a safe place
for a child to be. Several hundred ueonle
were turned away aud ticket selling was
sioppeu long oeiore tne performance began.
Mothers will realize that in such a crowd is
not the Dlace for their ntt!r,nM iru...;ai,t
t 1.....II..1. , . -"--'-""""
uci-iueniaiiy ue seriously injured,
He Tltkes So Mock In the Morj.
Captain C. E. Van Dever, of the Teire
Haute, Ind, police force was in the city to
toy as a witness in the Ferrand horse steal
inccase. Captain Van Dever takes u strvk
j in the confession of William Murray, and
say 3 mill manes oi v. lair knows more
aoout tlie murder ot Engineer Ames tl an
anybody. St Clair was tried in Indian
apolis for the crime, but was acquitted.
He Will oe llctrlilj Wt-Uomr. '
It Ls probable that in the early spring .Mr. I
f II Vt. .. ....! 1 1 ( -
,. ... ..w,...., TKrii-muimi uusines- nun 01
L'rbana, being crowded out or his present
storeroom by a change In the location of
several other tirnis. wilt shake the dust of
I'rbana from his feet and remove to this
city to engage in business, Mr. Nolan will
be made heartily welcome here.
Yesterday afternoon Captain Mark Smith
and Adjutant 1). C. Putnam examined five
newly elected officers of the TthO. V. r.
I at the Chamninn Citv iliixnl n,.nn. Tk.
i nfflrars wem Panfln ir.n... ..I 'i i....
Mower, of the C. C. Guard. Lieut Van
Busklrk, of Mt Sterling and two others.
SPECI.1L LOW I'KICKS 0V
Muslins, Prints, Ginghams.
Cheap Silo Blankets.
IteninauU at price) tint will sell
Cheap lot of Trimmings.
Linen Collars, . cents up.
The Cheapest Clocks ever shown In
Cheap lots of Dres, N)e np.
Cheap 1 its or Underwear, etc.
48 AXD 50 LIMF-ST0XE ST.'
We will sell our entire stock of ralscel-laneou-
goods, of Stationery. Oftiea
Supplies, Blank Books. School Sup
plies. Basket- Dolls and Novelties at
greatly reduced prices. We can and
Save You Money
On anything in thU lim. an we have a
uew and complete tock of fresh 44
To store on February 1st ami rearrange
our mock. Hence we most lave
And this Ls the only way to get it We
will al-o offer sjwelal uidui-emenU on
New Brands of
Cigars and Tobacco,
Sc. por Xfc.
ST. JAMES HOTEL CORNER.
ail fi 1 1
J. D. SMITH CO.
Garner West Illth St. and Walnut Alley,
Blank Book Work and Legal Blanks m
SUGAR CURED HAMS,
SHOULDER and BACON.
PURE LEAF LARD!
For Family Use.
W. Grant' sSons
16 E. High Street.
N. E. G. WHITNEY,
Solicttoruf American and Foreign
IT 1U TATCST M.1TTIKS.
Room 5 Arcade Building,
Briarh Arrarles: VV ashlnicton. D.C.; Lon-
HOME URAXD TOMATOES,
Home Brand Stria Cejn,
II im It"iiil Lim 1 Beans.
Thebe-t iOc Cinnru i -uebe- in the city
tor the money. A full line of ail other
Canned tloods at low price-. Triumph
A-jar.u;us, nr-t iulity. warranted to be as
fine as an v ever packeiL
Iiuckwheit Floor, strictly pnre.
Mjple Syrup, straight goods.
Best Clorer Honey. SO j per ponnd.
flrlirated I'ioneer Hrand Oysters.
Fresli Fish aud I'onltry.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
10 ASH l KASI HIGH STREET,
Free Hell, err. Telephone 43.
dr. j. t. Mclaughlin,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
wtr a. '- -v. rHMj
111 1 FLOWER SEEBS
106 West Mala St. Telephoe 4$,