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SPRINGFIELD, O., THURSDAY EVENIM, JAMtAHY 27. 1s7.
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Wanner, lair weather.
Springfield, O., )
January 27, 1SS7. J
Parties desirous of possess
ing a strongly sewed, com
fortable feeling winter-weight
for a very little money indeed
in comparison with the excel
lent quality obtainable, see
1 J '
today, where you are left to
choose for yourself (or we'll
help you) among the whole
number, for the small sum of
Eight Dollars Each.
This chance holds good till
Make no mistake, but go
4 WHITE WHEXS.
for clothing of any sort.
Springfield's Only One Price
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
OPERATIVE DENTISTBT A
Vn Q14 E. Kain Street.
Attorney and Expert
S3I'JirOS OF PATENTS.
v.ult ripetfu':y .inn muiv that he hasS
resume', the pnictiee o( 1i utiKrr lu this
city. OHlre and Kesidence :
No. 185 South Limestone St,
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
JEcorastii Baea!nj;lr.m's Buttling. irer-Jet
-Murpby s Uro 's st.ire.-
pellilsU-atl'ia iven to tan PMsarrtait o
lIGI.r. riAKKEL. SsiIOT til . S5.00
m.mji.k nrtrncii i.osoeu. -t.no
l'rlcra on other cood. In proportion.
PARKER, SMITH and OTHER CUNS
OP IIOBKD TO SHOOT CLOHR.
IIlaKlrmrd CMal.ni and Price IJst 8nt Free
J. C. BANDLE & SON, VS&KJ&
I M 101
DO. i. A. 0
WHIPPED TO DEATH.
A Parmer Fatally Beats a Thirteen-Year-
Old Boj for Telling a
Ouren irtnrla Dun Not Think European
lVace Will be Ilrokeu News ot the
liny by Telecrnph to the Ite
Br the Assoc ated Ircs.
I) OTn.u; Va,. .Ian. 27. George Dal
Ivs, a tenant farmer, was arrested Tuesda)
night for whipping to death William Fitz
gerald, the thirteen-year-old son ot his
wife' brother. Dallas testified before the
coroner that the boy. who Hi til with him.
hail told him a lie. He thereupon stripped
and whipped the boy with a leather strap
fifteen or twenty minutes. When he
stopped whipping the lad did not get up
... I Iia snEdS.lr.k.1 lilsil It ft ft
chair. He did not intend to kill the lad.
anil vet mm in a
rrond Session Forty-Ninth Congress.
Washington-, Jan. 28. Senate. The
credentials of Senators Gray, of Delavva.e;
Dawes, of Massachusetts; and Cockreli, of
Missouri, for the full term commencing
March 4, 1SS7. were presented and placed
Mr. Morgan, from the committee on for
eign relations, made a reiiort on the petition
of William Webster, a citizen of the United
States, with resolution stating that after
due examination of the matters presented
in the jietitlon and of the evidence in su
j)ort of the claim for indemnity from the
British government for laud in New Zea
land, purchased by him in good faith from
native chiefs and duly conveyed to him bo
fore the government of Great Britain ac
quired the sov ereignty over that country
, the senate considers such claim to be
I founded in Justice and to de-erv e the cogniz-
! n,1.l,pK)r,,,,f ?e government of the
1 1 nlted state. Haeed on the calendar.
Messrs, Hoar. Frye and Pugh wereap
,' pointed a committee of conference on the
j act relating to contested elections.
I lie senate proceeiieu to me considera
tion of the resolution reported yesterday bj
Mr. Hoar, instructing the committee on
privileges and elections to Investigate the
allegations made bv three residents of
Washington county, Tex., as to their being
drtoeiT-from theirltomes,coinielied to aban
don their property and deprived of the right
of -uiTraee in that county.
The resolution was discussed in a spirited
manner. Mr. Coke stating that the three
men alluded to were "of the worst type-of
Mr. Hoar defended anil advocated the
resolution. The three petitioners, he said,
represented that they were men of proper
ty, that they hart been earning their living
in peaceful, lawful and' honorable ways,
and that they had been driven out from
their homes on American soil. They were
residents of that county. Nobody denied
that. They were now refugees and exiles.
Nobody denied that. As to the statement
that colored men hail killed a peaceful
white democrat who hail giveu no offense,
that was not a very probable statement
Mich things did not often occur in Texas or
elsewhere- TUs.act wag that the-rrran
who was killed was disguised as a'Ku
Kliix. Mr. Coke denied that facL and said that
there was not a word of truth in it.
Messrs. Edmunds. Hawley and Evarts
supported the resolution and it passed
yeas 31 najs 26.
The senate then resumed the considera
tion of the bill to establish agricultural ex
periment stations in connection with the
agricultural colleges established under the
act of Ju!j 2. 1662.
House. The senate fisheries bill having
been laid before the house, on motion of
Mr. Belmont (N. Y.) it was referred to the
committee on foreign atfairs and leave
granted that committee to report at any
time. Granting leave to report at any time
required unanimous consent, but there was
apparently no disposition on the part of
any member to make an objection. As It
has been frequently held that the right to
report at anv time carries with it the right
of immediate consideration, the bill will
have the right of way in the house as soon
as it lias been pass-d upon by the commit
tee. COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
Take Action on IMeuro-I'neunionln and
Oleoma jrnrjne Hill.
Waiii.s..tii., Jan, 27. The house com
mittee on agriculture yesterday decided to
report adversely the bill introduced by
Delegate Carey, of Wvoming, regarding
pleuro-pneiiinonia and otherdiseases among
cattle. This measure was drafted by the
National Cattle Growers' Association at
their recent session in Chicago, and pro
vided for an appropriation of 51,000,000 for
carrjing out the provisions of the bill. The
action of the committee was based upon the
pendency of Mr. Hatch's pleuro-pneuinoiiia
The committee laid upon the table Kepre
seutative I'arker's bill, which proposed to
amend the oleomargarine act by Increasing
khe tax from 2 to C cents per pound, and bj
striking out the prov l-ion for the forfeiture
of oleomargarine found to contain ingredi
ents deleterious to the public health.
Plus Ciri, O., Jan. 27. The marriage
of Mr. A. L. Wagner, of Trbaua, O.. and
Miss Myrta Q. Converse took place at the
residence of the bride's parents here today,
Itev. C. S. Irwin officiating. The guests
w ere near friends here and from Columbus.
Springfield, Marysville, lxmdon, Milford
and Crbana, O., bestowing upon the happy
pair a shower of blessings, mingled with
very handsome and substantial wedding
presents. All went merry as a marriage
Kortj ThoUKAml btrlkers.
Nkw Yoiik, Jan. 27. Twenty thousand
men are now on a strike among the coal
shovelers "Longshoremen,'" freight hand
lers a'-d men employed on the river front in
almost every capacity, and the number is
augmented to close on to forty thousand by
strikers on the Bnxikljn and .! rsey shores.
In ciiiisfiiueiire it is almost Impossible for
an steamers for Eurojie or coastwise to
leav e port.
WoitrnsTi.lL Mass.. Jan. 27. Bj a pre
concerted arrangement, notice lias been
posted in most of the boot and shoe factor
ies here and in Spencer, that those factor
ies w ill be open onl) to such operative as
will agree to deal individually with the
finu emplojiiig tlieui.
o Coal to be Had.
Xt w Yoiik. Jan. 27. The White Star
.steamship. Itrittannica, which was to. have
sailed hence for Liverpool today, lias been
delayed, owing to an inability to obtain a
supply of coal, and her departure is an
nounced for Friday.
Openlnc or Parliament.
I.OMHIX, Jan. 27. Parliament ojieneil
todaj. In her speech, the queen said that
England's relations with all foreign jiovvers.
were friend h. and that she did not appre-
prehend any fcuropeau disturbances.
The Ire Moles.
Sr. Louis, Jan. 27. The ice in the river
at tills point broke up at 10 o'clock this
morning and commenced to move ouL Vp
to now mi damage is reporteil It Is ex
Iiecteil that navigation will be resumed by
rim Malniiej was arre-ted vesterday for
being drunk ami disorderly.
erond Session, Sixty.Seenlu General As
sembly. CoLolliri, Jan. 25. Sk.nate. A sol
diers' and sailors' home committee wai cre
ated. Dill introduced: For the purchase of a
governor's mansion not to exceed 560,000.
Senator Kannells moved to take from the
table the resolution condemning the con
gressional house committee for refusing to
rejiort favorably a bill pensioning the wid
ows of Generals John A. Logan and Frank
1. Dlair, and Instructing Ohio representa
tives and senators to urge the passage of
such a measure.
Senator Sullivan said the house commit
tee referred to had discriminated. He had
served with General Logan in the array and
believed it was right to pension the widows
of the generals. lie offered the following
as a substitute:
Whereas, There Is now pending In the
congress of the United States, bills to grant
pensions to the widows of Generals John
' A- LCT" ""V1 " P' ?la,I,r:,an,d,her"
as, the people of Ohio, mindful of the val
uable and patriotic services rendered our
country by Generals Ixigan and Blair In
battling against a dismemberment ot the
Union, and desiring to emphasize our ap
preciation of such services; therefore,
Itesolved, by the general assembly of the
state of Ohio, That our senators and repre
sentatives In congress be requested to use
all honorable means to secure the passage
of said bills, and that a copy of this pream
ble and resolution be forwarded by the
governor to each member of the house and
senate in Congress from Ohio.
Af ler discussing the resolution and sub
stitute all afternoon they were, on motion
of Mr. Hardacre, both referred to the com
mittee on federal relations, to frame and
offer such a substitute as will meet the
views of all.
House. Mr. Fiinple's township local op
tion bill came up for consideration immedi
ately after recess. It is a substitute for
for house bill 210.
A motion to refer to the temperance
committee was disagreed to, and Mr. Buer
haus came along with a motion and argu
ment to Indefinitely postpone. Mr. Wash
bum said his bill would soon be up for con
sideration, but it should not Interfere with
a vote on the Fimple bill. The more local
option the better, and he would vote for
Mr. LeBlond urged an immediate vote on
the bill, and held that every member on the
tloor had his mind made up as to how he
would vote on local option. He claimed
that it was an unnecessary waste of time
and money to postpone action. The author
acknowledged the compliment of support
lor nts but Irom the democratic slue of the
house and gave his views quite at length on
local oplon and asked only that his bill re
ceive fair treatment and thorough discussion
before a vote Is taken.
Mr. Itawllus, in a long address, urged
that all the bills be referred to the commit
tee on temperance, and set for hearing on a
stieeial day .o be named. Speeches In favor
of a postponmeut to a day were made. by-
Messrs. Cameron, Poonnan and Brown of
Warren. Mr. Brown made a motion to
postpone to next Wednesday, which took
precedence of the motion to indefiuitely
postpone and was agreed to.
i he bill of Mr. Laiupson. providing for
township local option, came up later in the
evening, and the house refused to agree to
a motion for postponement.
.Mr. Kawlins spoke on the subject, and
moved that the bill be postponed until
Mr. Byal indulged in quite lengthy re
marks, defending the democratic party and
its temperance principles, claiming that it
gave prohibition to the state In Uie adoption
of the new constitution. Mr. Barrett was
laboring on into the night, and with several
amendments pending the house took a re
cess to 10 o'clock this morning.
Itemi of Interest trom MprtngtleliX. Lively
Hev. C J. Burkert and wife spent Tues
day In South Chaileston visiting A. II
ravenner, oue of his parishioners. Mr.
Tavenner was in this place on Tuesday and
feels thankful that his recent accident was
no worse. He says the horse that was so
j badly cut by the barbed-wire fence is ru
men, tue tenaons oi uie tore leg oeing cut
off. It has little use of the leg.
Born, last week, a daughter to Luke and
Bertie Franklin, of St Andrews Bay,
Florida, former well-known citizens of this
place. Many congratulations are extended
them by thtlr friends here.
Mr. Ross Mitchell was out riding this
week for the first time since his return from
Washington. Ills eyes are greaUy Ira
proved. If anv ore wishes to enjor a sensation let
them come to I.agonda and stay around
w here Kj an and Spellacy are blasting rock
for the water works ditch. The way the
stones do fly and the buildings shake, is a
wonder. The last blast Wednesday evening
tw o lamps and blew the stove door open,
by the concussion.
Miss Minnie Tavenner return! 1 on
Wednesday from an extended visit In Ca
taw ha, Vienna and South Charleston.
The church people especially, will be
glad to learn of the revival influence at
work in the surrounding country, as well as
in the city. Meeetings have been held at
the new church in Moorefield village, at
Moorelield chapel, and at Bow lusville; and
at each point twent -five have united with
the church, and a number converted.
AN INDEPENDENT TRACK.
A I'lnu ot the I. It. iy. to Faetlltjite
PiuMenger Traftle The New o. S.
An important improvement is being made
by the I. B. It W. railroad company that
will greatly facilitate passenger traffic in
and out of the city. The company has had
the improvement in contemplation for some
time, but it has not taken definite shape.
It is this: An Independent track is being
laid, extending from a point on the main
line above the East street shops to a point
on the same line near the Champion Malle
able works. The new track will be used
only by passenger trains of the middle di
vision and of the Ohio Southern road. Owing
to the immense freight tratlic of the
I. 15. .V W. in this city the present main
track between the points mentioned above
is often so crowded with freight that con
siderable difficulty and inconvenience is ex
perienced in getting the passenger trains in
and out of the city on time. The independ
ent track will do away with all such trouble
and at the same time freight in the yards
can be moved with greater facility.
It has been decided to erect only a tem
porary round house on the site of the old
Ohio Southern shops, and when spring
fairly opens the new shops will be erected
on some land owned by the company about
a mile east of the old shops. The new
shops will be of brick, and will be more
commodious and better equipped than the
DEATH ON THE RAIL.
An Axle of a Car Breaks and a Tramp Is
smothered to Death.
About half-past 1 o'clock this morning a
fatal accident occurred on the Pan Handle
road at Glade Run, just east of London.
An axle of one of the cars of south-bound
freight No. 53. broke and the car was
turned over. The car was loaded and
when the trainmen examined it they heard
cries Issuing from iL Axes were quickly
procured and the car w as broken open, but
It was too late to save the .life of the man
inside. He was a tramp who had probably
secreted himself in the car at Columbus.
When the train men reached him he was
dead, having been smothered by the goods
in the car. Xobody knew him and he will
nmhiihlv be buried In n niuner irrsve
, The track was blockaded for several hours
and travel was stopped both east and west.
Robert Downing Last Xicnt at the (Sramt
Other Thentrlral Event ThU Week.
Giiam). A splendid audience, both as
to character and size, greeted Robert Down
ing and his company at the Grand, last
night, on the occasion of his return appear
ance in the tragedy of "Spartacus, the
Gladiator." Summing up the situation
briefly, Mr. Downing made a supreme tri
umph and more than eclipsed the impres
sion made on the occasion of his former
appearance as "Spartacus." The .man's
superb physique, his vast magnetism, his
splendid animalism, his sonorous voice, his
eiev ated and heroic conception of the part
and his thorough ability to delineate it,
made his "Spartacus" a majestic work a
scholarly, finished, powerful effort. With
no tragedian who has visited us has
Springfield been better satisfies!.
Tne audience last night, while Intelli
gently discriminative, was extremely en
thusiastic, and manifested its approval in
constant applause. Mr. Downing was re
called at the end of each and every one of
the five acts an honor seldom accorded
even the greatest players. It was impossi
ble to see the play and not become wildly
partisan to the cause or the heroic "Sparta
The scene was mounted in a picturesque
and artistic manner, the stage settings and
pictures being v ery eflectlv e. Particularly Is
this true of the great Roman arena scene In
the second act and the battle-field scenes In
subsequent acts. The support was superb.
Sir. Henry Avcling's 1'hasarius was a fin
ished, consistent and vigorous piece of work
and his description in the last act of the
crucifixion of the deserting Thracians was
magnificent and was greeted by profound
applause. The rest of the parts were In
competent hands Win. Muldoon, the noted
wrestler, as the "fighting Gout" was superb
as he bounded like a liberated animal into
Tonight Mr. Downing will appear as
"Mare Antony" in Shakspeare's "Julius
Osar." A tine audience will undoubted!):
greet him. 1
Black's. Another magnificent audience
greeted the Bennett ,fc Moulton opera com
pany at Black s opera house last night, to,
the tuneful old favorite, "The;
Mikado." In many particulars the opera
was presented better last night than ever
before In Springfield. This is at least true
of the acting. The Bennett A Moulton
comun has introduced a world of new
business into the piece, and thoroughly
familiar as all Springfield Is-,w ith the opera,
it was put on with so many I new- features
and comedy interpolations as to be thorough
ly acceptable to even the most blase theater
The sLage-settiiigs were pretty, effective
and thoroughly Japanese. The work of the
chorus was admirable and showed them
selves thoroughly "up" in the "business"
of the piece and carefully drilled.
The cast was in the main satisfactory.
Miss Delia Fox. as "Yum Yum." was piq
uancy itself, and her artless1 Japmese way
was most pleasing. Miss Essie Barton, as
"Pitti Sing," and Miss Carrie I.araont, as
"Peep Boo," were very acceptable, and the
finished manner In which the "Three Little
Maids from School" song was given, and the
Incidental "business." needn't have done
violence to Gilbert himself. Mr. Bigelow
was the funniest "Ko Ko" evw seen In
Springfield and was truly great. He re
ceived seven recalls on the "Flowers That
Bloom In the Spring." .Mr. T. V. Klcketts
was a delightful "Pooh Bah" and acted the
protoplasmal lord high ever) thing to a
nicety. The remainder of the cast was un
objectionable. The "Mikado" will be re
tieated at the Saturday matinee. Tonight
Balfe's melodious and ever new "Bohemian
The "Pirates of Penzance" matinee yes
terday afternoon brought out one of the
largest and most brilliant matinee audi
ences ever seen here.
THE COMllKIICIAI. TOLllIST's UltlDK.
The New York Mirror of a recent date
has the following concerning Agnes Hem
don, w ho appears at Graud opera house,
Saturday evening, January 2"J:
Opera House. A new three-act comedy,
"The Commercial Tourist's Bride," by II.
S. Hewitt and Fred Hale, was put on in this
city for the first time. B. Innocent Smith,
retired treasurer of the Deep Mining com
pany, starts with his bride on a tour
through Europe. Gets as far as New Y ork,
when an order is issued for arrest for sup
posed defalcation. A detective tracks him
to his hotel, but he disguises himself as a
valet and attempts to elude the detective
until his steamer sails for Europe. At this
point of the play a Boston drummer comes
on the scene. sees the name
of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and
Mis Flour, Mrs. Smith's sister, on the reg
ister, mistakes him for a large California
merchant, presjmes that Miss Flour Is his
buyer, and immediately sets to work to
sell her a large order. The drummer meets
Mrs. Smith in the hotel parlor; mistakes
her for Miss Flour; she mistakes him for
the detective, and an opportunity is here
offered for considerable wit and ftinnv busi
ness. Mrs. Smith, by much clever schem
ing, makes the detective think that the
drummer is Mr. Smitli. and from this point
of the play Is a series of mistakes and
ludicrous situations. A capitalist in love
with Miss Flour, a Chinaman, a French
maid and a call-boy make up the rest of the
characters. The whole winds up by the
receipt of two telegrams, one to the drum
mer, which reads, "Come home at once
twins, Maria," and the other to the detec
tive to release Smith, "N'o defalcation."
Agnes Herndon. as Mrs. Smitli, was charm
ing. She is a beautiful woman and won
the admiration of her audience at once,
"Jl-I.lUS C.ESAl:" AT VVHITK'S.
Robert Downing ended a prosperous week
at White's theater last night, when "Julius
Ca-sar" was presented with good scenic
embellishments and a strong company,
which included Henry Aveilng as Cassius,
Harry Meredith as Brutus; Charles Nevins
as Casca, Miss Mercedes Malarini as Portia,
and other characters b) the so-called small
people who, nevertheless, did praiseworthy
service almost w ithout exception. Indeed,
the cast was strong enough to be a pleasant
surprise to the large audience. The per
formance was generally excellent, and Mr.
Downing. Mr. Avelmg and Mr. Meredith
were repeatedly called before the curtain.
At the close of act second the enthusiasm
reached the double recall pitch In the case
of Mr. Downing, whose, Antony oration
was the special cause thereof. Mr. Aveling
and Mr. Merridetli won their chief honors
in the familiar quarrel scene, though their
!mersonatioiis were at all times vigorous)
and well sustained. Detroit h'ret I'rai.
CLEFT WITH AN AX.
Emit Wrlcht Meefs With n Serious Accl
While Chopping Wood.
Emil Wright who resides on the Thistle
farm three miles east of this city on the
National pike, met with a terrible accident
ou Wednesday afternoon at -J o'clock. He
was chopping wood lu a forest about half a
mile from his house. He raised Ills ax to
deliver a blow and as it was descending, it
struck a branch above Mr. Wright's head,
causing him to make a "miss lick." In
stead of burying itself in the log, as was
intended, the ax struck Mr. Wright on the
Instep of the left foot and fairly cleft the
foot to the toes.
The poor fellow was alone in the woods
and he was obliged to walk all the way
to his house, no help being nearer at hand.
Dr. Russell was sent for at once and went
out and dressed the wound. Ten stitches
were required to close the gash. It w ill be
many weeks before V right will be able to
use his foot.
An Old SiitMrriber.
Mr. R. D. Baker, of Sablna, was iii the
city today (Thursday) on business. Mr.
Baker was formerly a Clark county
He has'bn a' "reTaJ Vea, er an,. ' nl
icriberof Uie Republic for thirty years.
Scbulte'j sale will last twelve hours.
THE C. I. & W. SYSTEM.
Further and Full Particulars of the Con
solidation of the I. B. & W. and
the 0. S. & 0. Roads.
The Ohio Southern to lie aim Includetl
lu the Ienl SirlngtlrM to Hate a
-New I. II. A IV. IleMl An Im
portant Inters Irw, Ktr.
Some time ago the ICr.iMiii.ir published
exclusive particulars of the proposed con
solidation of the Indiana, Bloomlngton and
Western, the Cincinnati, Sandusky and
Cleveland and the Columbus, Sprtngfield
and Cincinnati railroads Into one great sjs
tem. It Is the privilege of the Rkitiilic
today to print a vast amount of additional
and interesting news bearing upon the pro
posed consolidation, obtained from a source
of the very highest authority.
Since the first publication of the news in
this paper some points have been de
terminlned upon, which at that early stage
of the proceedings were In an immature
condition. Among other things it was an
nounced that the name of the new consoii
dated road would be the Sandusky. Colum
bus, Indianapolis and Western. Later de
liberations have resulted in the official se
lection of the
CDLUMllfS, I.VniAX.WOLlS a WESTFKS
rallroad, as the name. This is final, and
will be the title of the consolidated road.
The addition of both "Springfield" and
"Sandusky" to the name of the road was
severally contemplated, but the above name
was finally selected as short, emphatic ex
pressive of the direction and extent of the
road and difficult to involve In puns and
railroad nick-names. C. I. W. is a hard
combination to make anything out of in the
"play on words" line,
"What effect, if any, will the consolida
tion have upon Spriugfieldb" was asked the
gentleman vv hom the reporter w as Inter
viewing. "That Is difficult to say, until the new
organization Is i iTected. After the consoli
dation the stockholders will unite in an
electicn of officers, etc., and the various
matters of road policy and improvement
will then rest witli the new management
But one thing Is positive and can be stated
with absolute certainty, I have it from offi
cial sources, namely: that by the end of the
year 18S7, ) ou w ill see a commodious
xevv c. I. a vv. iir.rnr
where the pre-eiit I. B. & W. depot stands.
The road will be newly and substantially
equipped; Springfield will be a point sec
ond onlv to the t crmtn I in Ini'iortaiice' and
the depot to be erected will be in harmony
lu size and character to both these considera
tions." "The new deal will. I think, go into ef
fect about July 1st. It involves. )ou un
derstand, the sale of the I. B. A W. road
under its mortgages, and its subsequent re
purchase, by a committee for the bondliold-
ertiii Rtotkliolders. Then titer the lncet-
ing of the stockholders and the service of
their legal notice. It will require some time
to complete the purchase and organzation.
"There hav e been some conferences," con
tinued the speaker, "as to taking another
route into the consolidation, and this, I
think, will be a nutter of profound Interest
to a vat number of people in Springfield,
from obvious reasons. It is proposed in
fact it will be carried out to
ADD THE OHIO SO-.-TIII'U.YKMI.l-UAII
to the uew system and extend it so as to
conneci with the Chesapeake and Ohio, or i received during the war. and he suffered
some other leading eastern road, "toucan,... ,....., . ... ,
readily conceive of the advautages that I uutoW 8!-0"- tr-"'e timett has been
such a step would afford. The C. I. W. I apparent that he could not recover unless
s)stem would be a link, and a vast one, be- heroic treatment was resorted to, and his
tween the great eastern and southeastern ! physicians advised him of the fact that the
roads, and the great western and northwest- 0v chance to save his life was in the ...-
ern systems. All this of course takes time.
For instance, the contract for the consolida
tion was drafted November 29, lt-stl. it
met with no opposition, and )et the neces
sary delay was such that it was not signed
until last Thursday, January 20, In New
York City. It was signed by F. P.
Oleott and Francis O. French, of New York
citv: Diuiiont Clark, of New Jersey; John
L Farwell. of New Hampshire; G. IL
Maxwell, of Brooklyn; all composing the
purchasing committee representing ttie
stock-holders and bondholders of the I. B.
A V. It was also signed by the directors
of the other roads.
"The arrangements are such." continued
the speaker, "that the consolidated com
pany will be
EXTlHKLX FIIEE FICOM IlEUT
other than Its mortgage bonds. The Colum
bus. Indianapolis and Western road will
have ample and abundant means to lay steel
rails throughout the entire system, put the
entire road in first-class condition and pro
vide largely increased equipment 1 have
already referred to the new depot to be
built in Springfield."
"Under the consolidation the interest on
the mortgage securities on these several
railroad properties will be greatly reduced,
thus involving a large saving to the stock
holders and enabling the company to
furnish the road with the best and most im
"During the )ear," continued the gentle
man, "both the C. C. C. A I. and the I. B.
A W. that is, the C. I. A W. will greatly
enlarge their facilities in this city. 1 have
talked with the heads of both roads, and
speak with authority w hen 1 say that the
roads will be so Improved In this city as to
meet the anticipated growth of the city, to
EKCOl'KAGK THE I.OCAT10X
of manufactories here and to provide ample
facilities for the traffiic done by the roads.
"By the way, it may be of Interest for
)outoknow that in all probability an ar
rangement will be made by which the I. II.
A W. or, rattier, the C. 1. A W., will nin
a through car to Chicago dally. It is what
has been needed all along, and theofhcials of
the road are deserving of censure for not
hav ing effected such an arrangement long
ago. The western connections of the I. B.
A W. are most ample, includlug, as they
do, the Chicago, Burlington A Quincy. the
Wabash route and the low a Central. By
coi nectlon vv ith the latter route, by the vv ay,
the C. I. A V.'. will this )earnm a car clear
through to MiuneaiKilis and St Paul,
"Do)ou suppose, that Springfield will
ever have a grand union depot?" asked the
"There Is just one spot in Springfield
w here such a stnicture could be built," was
the answer, "and that Is
AT THE HIGH sTUEET IllIIIILK.
Every road could enter and leave it with
perfect convenience. At no other spot
could the Little Miauii obtain entrance. By
the way, I would like to hear In the Re
PUBLic what others think on the subjecL"
Correspondents are accordingly inv ited to
send the Itt:i'im.U' their views on this
A Craxjr Yfoul-lii Attncks
Another at the
Prcbatp Judge John C. Miller wv-nt out
to the inlinuar) this (Thursday) afternoon
to hold an inquest of lunacy upon a young
woman named Catherine Ballard. Yester
day she became v lolently and suddenly in
sane and attacked one of the elderly wo
man Inmates of the Institution with the
fury and ferocity of a mad man. She had
her down and clasped about the throat
when the Infirmary attendants rushed upon
the scene and separated them. The Bal-
l lard woman's lnsAnltr arise from n fun!
i!w.' 1 dt-ea.se of the blood and hereditary epllep
r.non. t. iamiun.w ci, t .,., ....,,, ,.,
-. '- M,
A new time card for the Pan Handle road
U announced to talie effect next Sunday.
WHY AND WHEREFORE.
Kenton for the Itilrodtirtlon of the
lo Relieve Cup!. W. II. VV Mite.
When the m-iii) friends and old war com
rades of Capt. W. II. Wade, who reside
In Springfield and vicinitv. noticed that a
bill had ln-en intrixltired in congress for his
relief, they womleied what it meant. Es
pecially did the old "Swamp Angels" feel
surprised, but the following explanation
will make all clear
In I'M'.', when the Thirty-first Ohio and
other union troops were running a footrace
after Bragg's arm), up throui:i Tennessee,
the colonel said to Captain W. II. Wade,
"I'll make )ou acting-quartermaster and
send )ou after shiip money to pay our extra
sen Ice men."
"N'o." said Captain Wade, 'i don't want
to be promoted that wa). I'd rather be
captain of my eouipau) than quartermaster
of the regiment."
"Well." urged the colonel. "I'll give )ou
a horse to rule if you'll do it."
"Xo," responded Wade, "I'd rather foot
it with the bo)s."
I make it as a personal n-uuest, the
colonel ,aid. "there 1, nolly left to do ,he
"Sincevoiipiitttth.it wav. I'll have to
acquiesce," reluctant!) yielded the captain.
So Captain Wade whs made quartermaster
for the time Ning and went back and got
the money. Sts.-i.!.",, paid off the men and
got the vouchers. I'util the end of the
war he carried these receipt- wherever he
went, and then came to Washington to have
a settlement of his accounts. There was
something like SI, 100 coming to him. He
got a claim agent to attend to this matter
and it was fixwd up. Then Wade produced
me vnucners and asxeit wnai ne siiouiu no
with them. "Oh, throw 'em away," was
the reply. "Your accounts are all closed
Captain Wade went west and became an
honest fanner in Missouri. Fourteen
years passed, and he was notifies! that in
the settlement of Quartermaster McKay's
affairs with the department they had found
a charge against him (Wade) of S4S..15,
and the treasurer held him responsible for
it "Well," said Wade, who had destroyed
the vouchers, "it lias taken fourteen years
to get that far, I'll let 'em alone and hi
fourteen years more they'll find out more
about it or I'll be dead." Time wore on
and Wade was sent to congress. He heard
nothing more of the old account until one
day recently Comptroller Durham sent word
to him that he appeared to be a debtor to
the government to the amount of S495.15.
Probably Fanner Wade would have drawn
his check for the S4b. but the 15 cents
never. Fourteen years had elapsed before
the first notico had been served and ten
years had interv ened between the first and
"Now." said Congressman Wade, "we'll
see how long it is to the third step." One
day last week Sergeant-at-anns Leedoni, of
the house, came to Colonel Wade and told
him the comptroller had stopped his
(Wade's) salary. Here was a tuni in the
circumlocution business which wasn't so
funny. For the first time the nutter as
sumed a serious phase. "The comptroller
can't do thaL" said one member after an
other, when told of Judge Durham's action.
"Hut he has done it, replied Colonel ade,
"and this Is the explanation of a bill for the
relief of W. II. Wade. Introduced by Con
gressman Warner, of Missouri, yesterday.
It provides for the wiping out ot this unjust
uSt: ... ;.!. UMlllH W1UIIC1 Jlic, mi
i e .o- . !-. . v.i i ii- i. l
the books cf tbelreasury. y
CONE TO HIS ETERNAL HOME.
Death of Ceorge XV. Minnlch This 31 or n-IllC-Skelrh
of Ilia Life.
It was noted in Wednesday's edition of
the Kepi-ulic that Mr. George W. Min-
nich, residing at 1S9 south Center street,
had his left leg amputated at his hip. For
six months Mr. Miniiich had been confined
to Ids home, and during a greater part of
the time to his bed. Ills affliction was, as
stated, sunerindiiced bv a wound which lie
putatiou of his leg. It was impossible for
him to recover If the operation was not er
foruied, but if the limb was removed there
were chances for his recovery. Both he
and his wife strenuously objected to the
performance of the operation, but both
finally consented when the) realized that
there was no other chance for his life.
The operation was performed, but ow ing
to his weakened condition, the patient did
not rally fully from the shock On Wed
uesday he was very low and It became ap
parent that he could not long survive- He
lingered until 7 o'clock this monilug. how
ever, when he passed peacefully away.
Mr.Minnlcn washoriiin Frederick county,
near Middletown. Man land, on the Stli of
November, 1M2. and was rniisequentl) i
)ears of age. He resided ill this city about
twenty-one )ears. About nineteen years
ago lie united with the F'irst Lutheran
church, under the ministry of the Rev. T.
T. Titus. He served with distinguished
honor during the war in the Union array,
and was discharged with an honorable rec
ord. He had a large circle of friends and
acquaintances who will mourn his sad
The funeral will occur at 2 o'clock on
Sunday afternoon. Mr. Minnlch was an
honored member of Ephralm lodge I. O. O.
F., and the lodge will turn out at his funeral
In a body.
FASTEST IN THE WORLD.
The Dee Line Limited r'-prrs Which
Attains n Kate of Speri! K-LCeedinK
MUty Miles au Hour
The Bee Line Limited, which connects
with the Lake Shore railway at Cleveland,
-veil deserves to be called the fastest tram
In the world. This train leaves Cincinnati
at 7:05 p. in., and Springfield at 0:10 p. m,,
arriving in New York at 7:30 p. in,, and in
Boston at 10:10 p. ni. the following day.
This train arrives in Buffalo at 7 a. in.,
where breakfast is served in a most luxur
iously furnished dining ear. while speeding
along at a rate often exceeding sit) miles
per hour over the onl) four-track road in
this country, with so few curves or grades
that the momentum is scarce!) perceptible.
Leaving Buffalo early In the morning the
patrons of this line p.iss through the lieau
tlful Mohawk valle) and down the Hudson
river by lUylUhL Not only tins, but they
haveaview ot B.itavia, Roehe-der, S)rieue.
Rome, Scheneetedy. I'tica, Aibati) and
West Point en route. Mr. George II.
Knight passenger agent in this cit), s.i)sit
Is the most popular train the) have, and it
Is almost impossible to secure a lower berth
in the sleeper unless ordered one or two
days lu advance of date of going. There are
several reasons for its popularity besides
the quick time made. First, all passengers
are landed at Fort) -second street at the
only depot In New York City where pas
sengers can take the street car and elevator
roads without going from under the cover
of the depot, and thus avoiding the tedious
ferry that other lines have from Jersey
City. Second, no extra charge is made for
tickets on this train. .Mn-t lines make an
additional charge of i-J to ride on the limi
ted express. Certalnl) the Bee Line Is to
be congratulated on having such a delight
ful route and making the exceedingl) fast
time it does to the eastern cities.
Another liU Consilium, ir) Slheine,
it is reported this afternoon that Chief
of Police James c. Walker has another big
plan on foot besides the detective agency
scheme exclusively given yesterday. It is
said he intends forming a Merchants' Po
lice force, similar to the one in Cincinnati,
with he himself as chief. Comes too late
The RbPLHLir was in error in saying
that Mr. J. S. Crowell had gone to San
Francisco. He has not gone and does not
I contemplate going.
ntet Wedding Vesterd-i-- Artemooh "
Tmo liimlnr Voting People.
At 1 o'clock Wednesda) afternoon Mr 1 ii
ward E. C'alhoon. foreman ot the It n m n
iiews-room, and Miss Carrie E. Smith
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .1. K Mnltli
were married at the residence of the bride'
parents, N. iV) siullj (Vnti'r street, Itev.
Wm. 11. Warren, oftrm. Congregiituuu
church, officiating. A pleasanter. eiwier
wedding has seldom if ever occurred in tin
cit). The guests, numbering about siity in
all. were the intimate friends and relatives
of the contracting parties and quite n its
the pleasant home of the hnihivvith a inerr)
throng. I'he d.i) light was eVlmleil iron
the house by the drawn blinds Yin! the s
emu-merry ceremony solemnized bv ga -light,
Mr. C'alhoon and his brlde-to-lx made ..
thoroughly tine-lool-iug couple as the) faet-
tlie minister -a fact that was expressed n
a flattering, but involuntary murmur on lli.
" '", ' ? T "r "!1?"'
1 he bride was effei tnel)
gowned in .
i.'isc-iiiiiiig costume oi --ashes of rose
rlitfliHiu'x satin, combined with golden
brown plush and Iriiii-oeiit trimming. Mi.
wore a corsage bouquet of bridal rose-, am
carried a lovely bunch of Marech.il Neils u
her hand. An attractive girl under al
circumstances. Mist, Smith looked her b-s
at the bndal altar. The attendants were
Miss Carrie ("alhoon. sister of the groom
and Mr. Charles Welchans. Tim linden-aid
was robed in harmony with the
bride's toilet and her .-Ostume of gulden
brown satin, daintily trimmed with miles
cent material, was most becoming. Slit
also wore and carried natural ll.iwers. Tin
groom and his best man were attired as bc
fitte I the occasion.
The impressive ceremony performed, tie
hearty congratulations of the guests wer
poured upon Mr. and Mrs. Calhoon. and ai
animated season followeiL in which smili
and tears were mingled In dangerous pro?
Imity. A sujierb bridal dinner was served
which received rlattenug justice. It lei
nothing to b wished.
The presents were strikingly profuse am
beautiful, and what Is still better, of genu
Ine utility. The parents of the bride pre
.sented her with a lovely bed-room set am
Mr. Calhoun's associates in the Repiulh
editorial and business departments retnem
bered him and his bride with two ver)
handsome chairs. Besides these, there
were silver, bric-a-brac and articles m
household adornment without limit. Tlien
was not a single duplication among tin
Among the guests from abroad Mr. am
Mrs. Theodore Fluhart of Wellston: tin
Misses Fluhart of Dayton: Miss Llzzii
Longhen. of Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. Mr
Lean, of St Mary's.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Smith, of Dayton, and Miss Staley, oi
Mr. and Mrs. Calhoon left at 6 o'clock for
Chicago, going to L'rb.ina on the I. B. A.
W., where they took the Pan Haudle for
the Illinois metropolis. Here they wil'
spend a week or ten days, before retuniintr
to Springfield. For the present they wu
make their home with the bride's parents.
Nothing can be said in this account whic!
can half express the good will, good wUhe-
"-'" fcciimur yiiuc aim autrcuoii iciv uv lll--
. . p. . .,. . ,.,,,- .,
""palrusclf and lis aTrniraoIe bifde,
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THE STREET.NAMING PROBLEM.
An Interesting Letter from Captain Wiu.
II. Vlnal -"tV-lx "ot Adopt the TT-lli
The following letter, from Captain Wm
II. Vlnal. of the United States army, an
old Springfield boy, and son of Colonel II
Vina!, of this city, on the street renaming
problem, is of thorough interest, and i
printed with pleasure. The suggestions it
embodies are respectfully referred to the
propt r authorities:
Culpepek. Va., Jan. it. 1S!7.
To the Editor ot the Republic:
In your issue of January 22d I notice a
synopsis of the street committee's renort
changing the name of the streets to nnm
bers and letters, which concludes as fol
lows: "The plan suggested Is substantial
ly the same as that now In ue in Washing
ton City and reported to work well." Why
not adopt the Washington plan altogether"
l.ei .viain anil .Market divide the cit) Int.
four quarters, as suggested. Then
let Limestone street north of Main be
calhsl First street northeast; south of Main
let it be. First street southeast Spring
.-treet would be Second street northeast and
southeast, as explained for I.iinestouctreet.
and so on. Fisher street should retain it
name, as if I correctly remember it be
gins at Main street and hence is not a com
plete street Center street north of Main,
should be First street northwest; south of
Main it would be Fust street southwest and
o mi in the same order west. Similarly
HIkIi street would be "A" street southeast
and southwest and Columbia street. "A"
street northeast and northwest .Market
street making the division. This plan, u
connection with numbering the houses luo
to the s-uxre, would enable any one. with -little
practice, to locate any houe in the
city simply by hearing its number. For ex
ample: 30d A street southwest, would be n
the third square from Market west and A
Street south of Main; 2IKJ would be in tie
second square; to! in the fourth Mtiare.
and so on. No. !fM Second street south
west, would be on Second street vvestot
Market and in the third square south of
Main, and so on In the other quarters of the
city. The Initials N. E.. N. W., S. E. ami
S. W., added to the number or letter of the
street, at once shows in vv hat quarter ot
the city the desired house may be found.
Very" truly yours
Wm. II. Vin u .
PIPINC NATURAL CAS.
A s,n.Ucate with 10,000,000 Capita
Organlieil to Tap Uie Klmlla) Wells.
In view of the movement in Springhelo
to pipe natural gas from Mercer county ti
l)a)ton. Tioy and this city it will be iutei
estlng to know that a syndicate with a cap
:tal stock of 520,000,000 lias been orgai.
ized for the purpose of piping gas from
Allen county and Findlay to Columbus,
Dayton and Cincinnati, and if the com
p.ui) receives any encouragement Spring
field will also be touched by it. Allen
county Is about two points west of north
from Springfield, and the new syndicate
could touch this city- without ditliculty, oi
its way south and east The projector of
this immense concern is James iL Clark, of
Cincinnati. One of the principal stock
holders is Charles 1). Hobbins, of Wash
ington. Pa. The company was organuen
and the stock all subscribed in Wash
ington. Pa, last Monday, the remain
ing stockholders being N'evv York an.
Washington capitalists. The manager of th
syndicate claims that they haveoutgener
aled the Standard oil company in securnis.
a vast amount of gas and oil lands in Allet
county, and that they already own the Krai.
wen. vvnicli Is the largest gas well in th.
worid. lie says they deceived the Standan
oil company by pretending that they were
after gas lands in Kentucky and intend. .
to pipe from there. An eiiginecrwill begii
at once the survey of the route. Two -i-foot
mains placed three feet under ground will
be laid from the gas wells south. The ills
tance from Lima to Cincinnati is i-s mile
and to Columbus s7 miles. It has been
stated that the gas could not be successfully
piped this distance, b t the engineers of the
syndicate are confident that it can. Their
mains will cost S;to,000 per mile.
Car Coupling Accident.
James Gordon, a brakeuiau employed in
the I. U. A- W. yards, had the thumb and
first linger of his left hand mashed while
co.ipiing cars yesterday afternoon, about 5
o'clock. Dr. Itussell amputated the thumb
but the linger, he thinks can be saved.
To redine our stock before Feb-
ru tr lt, wi' i-ir-r every jiair
Kiuiiki-tH in our xtflrk at
gre.it reiliuM ions from
form r jirieei.
is l! -, LniF.-.roE ST.
V H.- -I.irk at tli Cheap Loti
I I mler-re-ir, II is-ery. Gloves,
ml Trim mi tit--, oi 'til kinds.
it i.- -r k of miscel
i M.iti..iiery. Offlee
If ..!-, s,,.!,,,! Sup
!'- nd Nov-Jties ir'
Mllsos g.WNl . .
"sii. -h . I! ink
piles. Itiskets l
,HV can and
Save You Money
' i -iu ' lit:
as w e have a
. of fresh
To store on F. Srn iry 1st. and rearrange
ojr stot k lieiie- we in jst hav
And tins i the onh way b get it. We
wiM jI-.i .cf. r speci.il iii.lieeiueuts on
sew lira-ids of
Cigars and Tobacco,
3c. por llo.
ST. JAMES HOTEL CORNER.
HOME IJKAXD TOMATOES,
Home Brand String Reins,
Hume Brand Lima Beans.
Thebest 20c C'auued Peaches iu the city
'or the tnt.ney . A full line of all other
Canned Goods at low prices. Triumph
sparagus, first quality, warranted to be as
tineas any ever packed.
ItnskvTiiejt Flotir, strictly pure.
Jljple Sjrnp. strnUht gools.
Dsst Clover Hoaej. iOi per pound.
C-d braUd Pioneer Brand Oysters.
Fresh Fish and Poultry.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
Ill VXI 18 EAST HIOII STUEET,
Tree llelUery. Telephone 43.
Only the Best Beef, Mutton.
Lamb, Ugal audPork for
Win.. Grant's Sons
16 E. High St.
I. D. SMITH CO.
Comer Went lllt;h St. and iValnut AUj
I a k itjok Work and I.?gal Blank,
dh. j. t. Mclaughlin,
3HYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
I0- West "Haiti SI. Telephone 4K.
IS ' FOR rHl.i Ksiar, nours. cunt ins
i" I m cm i1' lJrni: tre, 15 X. H Phll&
Hitters. Wets. UerbMeU-
o i-bU Pa Sohlatil H
MS- st om-ln.fl.M
Fora.h.-et f..r --J.vir wm pnntateu-llne
utvertnenient.u.'ue Mniwn nines ofleaUln
Vnier.c yjU,r, This Is at lh rate of
tlon' The alteri-m. Ilt will , placed before
One UiMonilin-eri-ntuewsMtver purchasers-- -r
r MiL..ios ltbDcs.4 Ten lines villi ae
eoin nolate.iNiiituw.inlH Address with eoD
.I A r amirheclc.orseni! Jirenu Inrliookor
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