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January 2S, 1SS7. j
Manufacturers of Clothing and
Jobbers of Furnishing Goods
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Springfield, Indianapolis, St.
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Terre Haute, Columbus, Ind.,
Greencastle, Danville, Flint,
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ester, Little Falls, Syracuse,
Norwich, Des Moines.
Any article of Men's, Boys',
Youths' or Children's wearing
apparel bought from this
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guaranteed to be 25 per cent,
below any competition in price
or money cheerfully refunded.
BURNED TO A CRISP.
A Straw Bed Catches Fire and Two
Little Children Perish in the
MrlMiig Wliarfnien In Sew Vork Creat
ine CouI.lerable Troulile-Ki-CIerk
In Trouble A JuilC" ItelB"
ii) of a Day.
By the Associated Press.
Cincinnati. Jan. 2S. A special from
Paducah. Ky., sa)-s: Two colored children,
aged three, were burned to death yesterday
in the outskirts of this city. Their mother.
w ho had been driven fiom the house for non
payment of rent, had tied the children on a
straw bed on the commons and had built a
tire near them. While she was absent,
sparks caught in the straw and consumed
the bed and children before their helpless
condition was discovered .
THE SECRET OFTHE TRUNK.
25 and 27 West Main Street,
Second Sculon, Slxty-Sereuth General As
embly. CoLfMBis Jan. 27. Se.natk. The
follow ins bills were passed, atnong others:
S. It., bv Mr. Klrchner. amending section
22GSsoas to provide for the equitable as
sessment ot public improvements uon ad
jacent property; S. B., by Mr. Dow, amend
ing section 4069 by providing for the vaca
tion of abandoned roads.
The following bills were introduced: Mr.
McGlll. providing for the construction,
maintenance and regulation of elevated
railways; -Mr. Lindsey. authorizing keepers
of stallions to file liens with county re
corders; Mr. Dodd (by request), providing
that actions in process In any court shall not
abate by reason of the death of either or
both of the litigants; Mr. Crotve, providing
that only actual residents can have school
privileges In village and city districts.
Holse. Following bill was passed: II.
B. by Mr. Holcomb, fixing the weight of a
bushel of plums at tif ty-five pounds.
The following bills were introduced:
Mr. Illggins, to build a road in Brown
countv and to buy a portion of the old
Zanesville and Marysviile road passed
under a suspension of the rules; Mr.
Brown, of Warren, establishing asylum
districts; Mr. Terrell, amending the stock
laws so as to punish jK-rsons for bringing
diseased cattle into the state: Mr. Stewart,
of Trumbull, to punish fraudulent dealing
in fruit shade and ornamental trees. Tines,
etc; Mr. Williams, of Columbiana, pro
viding for Immediate trial of misdemeanors
before probate courts: Mr. Edwanls.;glving
probate courts jurisdiction In arbitration
cases exceeding S100; Mr. Young, (by re
nuestl. to prevent strawboard factories
from emptying their waste water into .
To Connlder the Trouble of St. Stephen's
N"i:w York, Jan. 25. Archbishop Corri
gau, Cardinal Cibbons Cardinal Taschereau
and the members of the archbishop's coun
cil, held a meeting Thursday afternoon ami
talked over matters relating to the present
disorders in the Catholic church. After the
meeting a reception was held, and the vis
itors were introduced to tiie leading clergy
men. The archbishop gave a dinner this
evening to the party. Those present were
Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore; Cardinal
Taschereau. of Montreal; Archbishop
Ilyan. of Philadelphia: Archbishop Elder,
of Cinclnnat; Archbishop Williamsr31
Boston; Itev. Dr. J. P. Donohoe. of Balti
more: Jiev. Dr. John Foley, of Baltimore:
Uev. J. Waller, of Washington; Monignor
Preston. Uev. Dr. McDonald and Uev.
.Vn exciting scene occurred at at. Mepn-
miglit nave cui'
Awful l)tery Cleared I p In New
York Where Is the. Heart?
New Yoiik, Jan. 2". Yesteiday atttr
nooli detectives in this city arrested the
man who apears to be guilty of the mur
der of the man whw mangled remains
were shipped by express to Baltimore lu
trunk and were tound there yesterday,
inspector Byrnes tonight told the story.
As soon as notified by the Baltimore police,
he set a forte of detectives on the case.
They learned that the trunk was sent from
a point in Brooklyn, from a saloon where it
had been left temporarily: that it hail come
from Xo. 32 Kidre street. New York.
With these facts and a description of the
man w ho had signed a receipt, giving the
name of Edward Younger, the detectives
began to shadow the iiidge street house.
At 3::t0 this afternoon Younger came to tlie
house and tried the door of Xo.
as, as if about to enter, and
then turned awav. The officers
arrested him after soma resistance. The
Brooklin saloon-keeper at once identified
him as the man who had brought the
trunk to his place on Saturday, and had
asked to leave it for a time. Detectives
searched the premises occupied by Younger
in lUdge street. They found that a man
named August Baltz. had been living with
Younger, and that on Friday last they
quarreled, and that Baltr. had not been seen
since. The walls of the room where Baltz
slept and the ceiling were bespattered with
blood, and some one had attempted to dig
the stains nut of the walls. They found a
nCTCHEIl's KMFE MARKCD WITH BLOOIl.
and a hammer and a knife, also blood
marked. The bedding Baltz had slept on
was bloody and the tloor was like that of a
shamble, covered with blood, and efforts
had evidently been made to wash It up.
The police then arrested Edward Younger,
jr., aged seventeeu, son of the
other prisoner. He said that Baltz
had leen living with him for some
time and had plenty of money. His father
wanted Baltz to give him some money to go
Into business with. Baltz refused and his
father and he quarreled. On Monday last
he saw his father wahlng the floor and
asked him what was the matter, and his
father said he had a serious qurrel with
Baltz and he would never se him again.
He then told his son that he must say noth
ing about it or he would get him into trouble.
The detective found several tigs similar to
those on the trunk In the bouse, and a bank
book for SI, 100 deposited In the: Franklin
Younger's age Is 53 years, powerfully
built fair complexion and over medium
weight He looked the picture of despair
as he stood in the office of the chief of the
detectives. Byrnes endeavored to obtain a
statement from Younger, but he said was
that It was a pretty bad case, and would
rather not talk about It Younger was at
ono time a saloon-keeper In the city. The
head of Baltz has not yet been found.
A Qigantic Corporation Formed to Engage
in the Manufacture of a Oar-Ooupler
Invented by a Springfielder.
Particular! of an Important HuiIiims
Ocal-Uovr the Coupler Warka Will
It Monopollie the llunlneu null
saTf Human Lite?
Second Session Fort y-Xinth Congreo.
Washington', Jan. 27. Sknatk. Mr.
Wilson (la), from the committee on post
oilice, reiorted back the bill introduced by
Mr. Edmunds on December 10, 1SS5, to
provide for tho establishment of a postal
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he stated consisted of eleven sections, re
ported by the postottice committee of the
Forty-eighth Congress. Placed on calendar.
House bill for the relief of dependent j interest
parents ami honorably cuscliargcu souners
and sailors who are now disabled and de
pendent upon their own labor foi support
was taken up.
Mr. Sherman expressed himself in favor
of some bill broad and general lu Its char
acter, and so comprehensive as to Include
a,H-pensioir legislation thsLis-uecessary.
As to pensioners who had served in the
confederate army, the Mexican pension
bill (passed at this congress) did not ex
elude them unless their disability was in-
' curred in the rebel service.
; The bill was passed without amendments
, and divisions.
Jir, tuniuniis presentea a leuer reeeiv eu
the committee on
A few days ago the city papers made
mention of the departure for New York
City, of Messrs. Perry Bechtle, D. II.
Rub-,aiii and Jacob Uubsaui on business.
What that business consisted of was not
stated at the time, for it was not known.
But the party has now returned fronS the
uictroiolls, and last (Thursday) evening In
formation reached the ears of the HepI'II
i.ir which relates to one of the ,
VASTEST BUSINESS EXTEIIPIUSKS
in which Springfield, or Springfield people,
have been interested for years.
It is no less than during
their stay in Xew York City,
the gentlemen aforesaid completed absolute
arrangements for the manufacture of a car
coupler, the rights and patents of which
they own, by a company whose capital
stock will be the neat but not gaudy little
sum of 6500,0001
A ltErmtir representative had a conver
sation with one of the parties yesterday,
and although he spoke with reluctance, and
was much annoyed that the matter should
have leached tho attention of the reporters,
at all in its Immature condition, he gave
considerable information of interest
KKKISKK POINT-W. XK
to divulge the names of the New York par
ties who are going into the scheme, but
made this statement: "You can just bank
on one thing, however, they're millionaires.
I tell you that right now. The night be
fore we had the consultation, one of the
men who are going into the project gave a
party that cost Well, a small fortune. The
decorations alone footed up S25.OO0. I
merely state this In order that you may
know the kind of men we're dealing with.
Xo: I must decline to give their names."
The rights on the car-ooupler are owned
by Samuel Morrison, John Myers, Perrj
Bechtle Jacob liubsatn and D. II. Ilubsam,
ALL OF THIS CITY.
The Inventors are the three first named.
Messrs. Morrison and Myers had the
prlmlplt patented, but -Mr. Myet
largely worked out the idea.
It U automatic in Its action and Is pro
nounced by railroad experts to be one of
the bet If not the best, contrivances of
the llnd ever invented. It consist of but
three pieces the draw-bar, the "gravlty
pauP and the lever. It makes, of course
its own coupling and there is a removal of
JF-OPARI1V TO LIKE AMI I.IMP
that is such a fatal feature of the ordinary
manner of coupling with link and pin. It
can be uncoupled from the top of the car or
from the outside.
Its Inventors and awners claim that It
will revolutionize the car-coupling business,
and that the big Xew York railroad mag,
nates were much impressed with it Little
difficulty was experienced in organizing the
company. The Springfield parties will
furnish their quota of the capltalr Further
information will be awaited with prof u ml
Opera House. Attractions.
Ill AfVs. The sign of "standing room
only" was displayed last night as soon as
the doors were opened, nearly every seat
in the house having been reserved. The
Bennett A Moulton company was greeted
with one of the largest audiences of the
week, the attraction being Balfe's beauti
ful opera. "The Bohemian filrl." It was
the most ambitious opera thus far present
ed this week, and-lt was thoroughly en
joyed by the Immense audience. Miss Fox
was heartily received and received two re
calls that were especially w ell deserved.
The duet between the (ilpsy Queen and
Devllshoof, Miss Barton and Mr. Uickctts,
was perhaps the finest piece of singing and
acting of the performance, but it did not
receive the recall it so well deserved, i lie
other parts were well taken and very fairly
presented. The fine pertormance ot me
orchestra was one of the principal features
of the evening.
Tonight that charming little opera, the
Chimes of Normandy,- will be r'-,en.
Grand. Itobert Downing and his com
pany presented "Julius Car" to a large
audience last night, with M r. Downing as
Marc Anthony, Harry MereJlth as Brutus,
and Henry Aveling as Callus. The per
formance, which was witm ssed dv a large
audience, was fairly good, f ome points in it
being really excellent M '. Downing de
livered the famous oration .n fine style and
was heartily applauded. The feature of the
performance was Mr. Aveling's "Cassias."
He is Mr. Downing's leading man
and will be remembered as the actor who
created such enthurlasm as Casslus last
winter while playing to i rederick Y arde s
Brutus, in "Jnllus Caesar," and with whom
he shared the honors of the evening.
The audience last night became enthusias
tic over his brilliant conception of the char
acter. Mr. Aveling U an earnest consci
entious artist and is deserving of the praise
bestowed upon him.
Sa.v Fkaxcisco. Jan. 1st 1937. It was
liscovered to day that Benjamin Innocent
Smith, recently one of our most prominent
merchants and now treasurer of the Down
Deep Mining company, who left here last
week for an extended absence In Europe Is
a defaulter to the amount of 3250,000. Mr.
Smith has always held a high place In the
community. The default was discovered on
the regular semi-annual examinations ot tne
company's books. Smith knew of the Im
pending examination and on the plea ot a
vacation has made good his escape. The
chief of police at Xew York has been tel
egraphed, but the company has little hope
of ever seeing their money or B. Innocent
Smith. His friends in this city are very
much shocked. For the sequel to the above
see the grtat Artiste and Beauty, Miss
Agnes Urrndoii as "Violet" In the "Com-
m'reial Tourist's Bride." The funniest
comedy written In years.
At the Oram! tomorrow evening.
THE MERRY ELKS.
en's church last nicht that
mmatfsi in a bie row hail it not been for the
arrival nf the ixilice. The basement of the I by hlni as chairman of
church was Iockedal! day. but the body of j foreign relations from the secretary of state.
the church was left open. A large crowd giving uie reviseu ;anu latest list oi seii-
CRAND ARMY MATTERS.
GOES BRAVELY ON.
The City Bnilding Site Being Secured
Mrs. Julia Kelly Won Over With
a Calico Dress Today.
A Contract Made With Her rr SM.O.10
Her Two Teunnta Conrad Ipang-
enberger Now the Ouljr
The onerous and difllcult task of secur-
assembled In the evening, and at 'J:30 about
200 women succeeded hi forcing their way
Into the basement where they surrounded
Dr. MeCilynn's confessiouaL Dr. Donnelly
went down stairs and asked them to leave.
He was driven out and called the police,
who finally succeeded in clearing out the
place. The women hissed Father Donnelly
and made fun of the police.
The Great New York Strike.
Xew Yoiik, Jan. 2S. Business on the
river front this morning was almost com
pletely paralyzed. The strikers are confi
dent they will succeed. Xew hands are
llnff Inncfupmnl tntr, trLfT-4 Tu'll hill
dred Italians commenced work on the Mor-
ures and warnings, etc, of fishing vessels
in Canadian waters; and he asked that it be
printed anil bound with the committee's re
port So ordered.
The senate then resumed the considera
tion of the agricultural experiment station
The river and harbor appropriation bill
was received from the house and referred
to the committee on commerce.
Mr. Hoar moved to reconsider the ote by
which the dependent soldiers' penslou bill
w as passed, and a message was sent to the
house requesting the return of sucli bill.
IIui'sr. The river and harbor bill wa
passed 1M to 94.
1 lie senate bill was reponea, preventing
gan line pier. The dock gates were closed the importation ot adulterated articles ot
i1 niMu ftf ranva wpra nnilntl acmss I tood.
We w ill sell our entire stock of miscel
laneous goods, of Stationery. Office
Supplies. Blank Books. School Sup
plies. Baskets, Dolls and IXoveltles at
rreatly reduced price. JWecan and
Save You Money
On anything in this line, as we have a
new and complete stock of fresh
SUII 1 FLDWEfl SEEDS
To store on February 1st and rearrange
our stock, hence we must have
And this is the only way to get It. We
will also offer special inducements on
'ew Brands of
Cigars and Tobacco,
Co. por l"fc.
the bars to prevent anyone seeing what
was being done on the pier. A number of
police officers were standing around the en
trance to the wharf. The Brittauia, of the
White Star line, sailed this morning with a
full cargo and all the coal she required.
Police Captain (iastlin says that he had
had been assured by the Ocean association
that non-union men would uot be molested!
by the strikers, who were remaining at tneir
homes. They would help the police in case
they were called ujwn. At the head
quarters of the Ocean association this state
ment was corroborated.
ST. JAMES HOTEL CORNER.
OR. J. C. OLDHAM,
DI1BAT1TK IDENTISTBT A
Ht, 9tf E. Main Street.
Italian Laborer. et FrlBhtened aud Ile
fu.e to Work.
Jekkv City, Jan. 38. A party of Ital
ians were brought from Xew York this
morning and taken to the pier at the foot
of York street under a police escort, and
they became frightened and refused to
work. The Red Star Line steamer, Penn
sylvania, with lard is being loaded by Ital
ian laborers. He!ters of United States
weighers struck this morning for an in
crease of pay
The Sundrr Civil Hill.
Washington', Jan. 28. In the sundry
civil appropriation bill, reported yesteiday.
the estimates amounted to $31,540,541:!.
The house bill appropriated SrJ.753,411.
The senate committee has Increased the
amount to S22.iW3,dj4i. Thus the bill as re
torted is js-.spnoi below the estimates,
and 5:il,940 in excess of the art of IssC.
.IiidKe Harmon IteMgn.
Cincinnati, Jan. 2S. Judge Harmon,
of the supreme court, has forwarded his
resignation to (Jovenior Foraker, to take
effect March 7, to enable him to take a
place in the law linn which ex-(!ovenior
Hoadley leaves to enter upon law practice
in Xew York City. Governor Foraker will
apiMilnt a judge to till the vacancy caused
by Judge Harmon's le-OgiMtlon.
After Ainerleitn l-'Uheriiieo.
KATroirr, Me., Jan. 2S. The winter
school of herring lias struck the American
shore. About twenty-five Knglish boats
are lislmig on this side of the line. Mean-
i while, the cruiser "Middletoir is patrol
I ling between here and St Andiews, readv
I to sieze any American fishermen who may
j venture over the line.
J Female Hurclar Mtot.
! Bai.timoim:, Jan. 2?. Shortly after six
o'tlock this morning a colored woman
named Mary Jones was shot while burglar
iously entering the wholesale grocery of
Wagner. Eversou&Itountree, on Commerce
street She was not dangerously wounded.
A Murderer OeU Thirty Vear. -
Chicago, Jan. 2S. The trial of Harry
Gilmore for the murder of George McBride
In 1SS1, was concluded last night with a
verdict of guilty, fixing tha penalty at
thirty yara ii the penitentiary.
A ioint resolution was reported providing
for the election of senators by the people of
The District traction railway bill was
taken up and dlscusseiL Thare was fill
busterlng to prevent a vote, and a recess
was taken to carry the legislative day over
until tomorrow at 11 o clock.
A night session was held for the consid
eration of pensions bills.
What the Ladle. Want.
Washington, Jan. as. At the session
of the Xational Woman's Suffrage associa
tion yesterday, a series of resolutions were
adopted demanding the passage ot a six
teenth amendment to the constitution,
which shall secure the right of suffrage to
women of the United States, denouncing
the disfranchisement of women and thank
ing the United States senators who sup
ported the suffrage amendment.
Cleveland. Jan. 25 Thomas B.
Whitehead. ex-c!erk of the board of educa
tion, was arrested this morning on an In
dictment for embezzling S2.S25 of funds of
rrrparllijr to Fight.
Drm-IN. Jan. 25. The people of Achllle
Island, off the coast of County Mayo, are
preparing to repel a sheriff who Is on his
way there to execute fiftv ejectment writs.
w Goiernur of HtratburK
Bkhlix, Jan. 2S. General Verdy has
been appointed governor of Strasburg. He
was General You Moltke's first adjutant
throughout the war of 1S70.
CETTINC UP THEIR "REP."
Appointment of the K&ecut!v Commute
for the Department Kncniuptueut Other
Mitchell Post. .No. 45 G. A. K.. held Its
regular -weekly meeting last (Thursday) i
evening, at the old Post hall, on south
Limestone street, to which It is soon to say
farewell. There was a large and animated
attendance.but no applications, elections as
The death of Comrade George W. Mln
nich was announced and the following offi
cial order promulgated In reference to the
All members of Mitchell Post Xo. 43 G.
A. 1L. are requested to meet at G. A. II.
hall, on Sunday, Jan 30, at I p. m., to at
tend funeral services of the late Comrade
George W. Minnlch. By order
Ja. E. Stewart. Post Com.
W. L. LaFFEBTY. Adj't
Post Commander Col. James K. Stewart
tated that he was prepared to announce
the executive committed for the department
encampment in April. By virtue of the
resolution, the commander is chairman ot
the commlitee, which is composed as fol
lows : Chairman, Col. James E. Stewart;
Secretary, Charles W. Shewalter; Finance,
F. S. Penfield: Keception of distinguished
guests. Gen. Asa S. Bushnell; Keception of
G. A. It delegates. Win. H. Grant; Deco
rations and fire-works, A. X'. Bartliolemeu;
HoteLs, J. M. N'iuffur; Itallroads, Col.James
K. Stewart; Music, A. O. Huffman; Print
ing, K. T. Thomas: Horses and equipments
for parade. Col. George Sintz; Camp-fire,
Senior ice K. F. Delo; Halls and opera
houses: D. W.Stroud; Badges for delegates,
etc. Cot David King.
The above were authorized to appoint any
assistants which they might require, from
the ranks of the Post
A word as to this department encamp
ment will be oflnttr st It is not a Grand
Army day for the reunion of posts aud comr
ade, but Ls the annual meeting of the dele
gates andoHctrs of the posts of Ohio, for
the election of officers and transaction of
other business. It will occur m orabout April
20 and 21, but the exact day cannot be de
termined until the return of Department
Commander Conger, who Is now In Europe.
Between 1,500 and 1.600 delegates will be
In attendance. Including all the Post com
manders In the state and two or three dele
gates from every- post One night will be
devoted to a great camp-hre with an elabo
rate programme and speeches by distin
guished men. Besides the prominent
figures of the Graud Army, who will be in
attendance. Invitations will be issued to
Gov. Foraker, Gen Kennedy, Col. Bill Gib
son and others. Springfield has a candi
date for department commander in Col. D.
C. Putnam, whose candidacy has been
favorably received throughout the state and
whose chances of election are believed to be
Tiie rest of the business transacted at the
meeting last night can be briefly told. The
handsome bronze medallion of Gen. Grant
presented to the iwst by Mr. I- F. Oldg,
was formally accepted with thanks. The
committee on programme for the Initiatory
meeting at the newrieadquarters on Wash
ington street reported progress.
A Meeting La.t MtlU Mmle llellchtful tj
the frenetic "f llttiipullied UnesU.
The regular meeting of Springfield Lodge
B. P. O. Elks did not commence until after
the performance at the opera house had
concluded lat tWednesday) night and it
was full eleven when Exalted Killer Huff
man took his place. The meeting was ex-,
ceptlocally pleasant from the fact that
members of both the "Gladiator" company
and the Bennett Jfc Moulton opera company
were present Herbert O. Matthews, of
the lalter party, was put through
both degrees and became a full
fledged Elk. Of the "Gladiator" company,
Mr. Robert Downing, Mr. Henry Aveling.
Mr. Harry Vance, anil Mr. W. D. Ingram
were present. After the degree work, the
local Elks and the visitors accepted an in
vitation' from the Knights of Pythias to
take supper with them at their armory' en
High street opposite the Arcade. A very
pleasant evening followed. Speeches were
made by Mr. Downing, Mr. Aveling and
others, and Mr. Charles Blgelow. the ver
satile comedian ot the opera company,
gave a German recitation of the brightest
type. ' The meeting was mutually pleasant
to both local and visiting Elks.
ing the consent of property-owners on the
site of the proposed new; city building and
Its environs, to the purchase of their prop
erty, is progressing handsomely, and was
given a genuine boom this (Friday) morn
ing by exceptional' good work accom
plished by Messrs. ConsUntine, Burnett and
Thomas, the committee charged with pros
eeuting the undertaking. Mrs. Julia A.
Kelly, of CedarvIIU, who own
the property acrons tha alley
from the present Central market
house has all along been regarded as one of
the most difficult parties to deal with, and
especially to accamplish anything from.
Mrs. Kelley owns twenty feet front her
property constituting what is designated as
lot Xo. 1 on the plat published last Tues
day. It is at present occupied by Martin
Singer with a saloon and lioarding house.
Mrs. Keileyhas refused twoonersoi jiu.uwj
for her property, and was in a position to be
Independent She came to Springfield to
day and the committee labored long and
hard with her this moraing, but without
avail. Finally. It was given up in despair.
Later on. however. Mrs. Kelley serit for
Mr. Constantine and the two finally made
an agreement On one point, Mrs. Kelley
was firm. She insisted on a calico dress
being thrown in as a bonus. She was more
emphatic and persistent In the matter of
this calico dress than upon tne conditions
of the contract Mr. Constantlne finally
gave in and agreed to the calico dress
clause. He will buy It out of
his own pocket however, and it will cost
the city nothing.
The agreement made with Mrs. Kelley was
this: The city ls to pay her SSOO jier front
foot and 3550 for the brick building now-
standing on thu lot She Is to have the
building and leave the lot clear ana open.
So virtually the city buys the building trom
her and gives it right back to her. But the
condition bad to be agreed to, and the build
ing, as old material, would have brought
the city no more than it would have cost to
take It away.
Thomas J. Thomas, the' blacksmltk, has
a lease-hold of three years on the premises,
dating from April 0 next. He also owns
a blacksmith shop, which he put up at his
own expense. It was arranged with him
to pay him for the lease-hold and th shop
S200, and furnish him with enough lumber
from the stuff now on the site to erect a
shoo of like floor size on Bradley's lot on
Primrose alley, between iugn anu jiaiu
With Anton Singer, who occupies the
building, and who has a leasehold and a
frame stable on the premises. It was ar
ranged to pay him S250 and give him
enough lumber to put up a stable else
The entire Market street front is now se
surei! but the fourteen feet front owned by
Spangenberger, who ls still holding out for
a higher price.
Cracked ell. Crown.
A tramp, who gave his name as James
Messner, and who was stealing a ride on a
north-bound Bee Line freight was badly
hurt last evening at Dayton by jumping
from the train. He had made his way from
Cincinnati by standing ou the draw-bars
unnoticed until he leaped from the train,
which was running at the rate of twelve
miles per hour. He was thrown with great
force to the ground, his head striking a
fence-post cutting an ugly gash in ills
crown. For a few minutes he was rendered
unconscious, but soon after was able to
walk into Dayton. He says that he was
thrown out of employment at Cincinnati
and was trying to get to his home In Mas-sillon.
The rtuckeye Club L'uen the O. A. It. Hal!
for Its Future Meeting.
The G. A. It meeting in the old hall on
south Limestone street (Buckingham block)
Thursday night was the last Mitchell post
will hold there. Yesterday, arrangements
were completed by the new republican or
ganizationthe Buckeye club by which
the latter leases the hall for its future
meeting-place for a period of one to five
years' time, not yet definitely fixed. The
hall will be appropriately fixed up, and
during the coming campaign will doubtless
be a general republican headquarters.
The 4ohu KeprKle Ca.e ContinuedOther
The case of John Reprogle. of near
Enon, indicted for assault with intent to
kill Dr. Win. Marquart of near the same
village, came up in common pleas court this
(Fridav) morning. There was a sumll army
of witnesses for both sides, and the court
house has seldom. If ever, fallen Into the
hands of a livelier set than these parties
from the country this inurniug. The case
did not come to trial, however. E. S. Wal
lace, esq., attorney for Keprogle moved for
a continuance of the case until next term
on the gruuuds of the absence of Henry
Mays, a stepsou of th defend
ant w-ho. thu defend claims.
is the principal witness. Judge
White required Mr. Wallace to file an affi
davit stating what he expected to show by
Mays. This was done, and the affidavit
states that It was expected to show by-
Mays that Df. Marquart had struck the first
blow, and that Keprogle's language had not
been violent or threatening. Mays has rt -cently
moved to Dayton, Ohio, and the of
ficers could not find him. Jndge White
granted the continuance.
Clerk IL-ibbitts paid oat over $50 in wit
ness fees and miieage.to the mob of wit
nesses that stormed blfn.
The cas nf Martin Gallagher, liquor,
was vacated to be reassigned.
The two linuor cases of John Cohan were
continued on the affidavit and application
of the defendant and at his cost The Chas.
Kingwalt liquor cases were vacated for re
So far the criminal business of the term
has pt reptlbly lagged. Xext week prom
The cases of W. II. Davidson and II.
C. Williamson, the Indicted township
trustees, will come up Saturday on motion
to quash the respective Indictments.
I.oul. Hammer. Tried fur Mdrderln III.
llrother-ln-Law. Heath In IIUUhb Urn.
half The Verdict.
It will be remembered that IaiuU Ham
mers, several months ago, killed his
brother-in-law. Joseph Heath, hi Pittsburg.
The quarrel which preceded the murder
grew out of some family difficulties, and
Hammers was Impelled to use the fatal
knife by a long series of provocations.
Hammers for a long period resided in
Springfield and worked for the J. I). Smith
Co., book-binders. He was always consid
ered an InotTensiv e boy, and when it wa
learned here that he had
his friends could scarcely believe it
Hammers was placed on trial on Monday
but nothing of special import was developed
until Tuesday, when the defendant hlmsell
vras placed on the stand.
He said he was nineteen years of age, was
born in Germany, aud had lived previous to
l&Sl at Springfield. O. He was a book
binder and carried an eraser, which he used
in his work. On the night of killing, when
he went home to supper, his family told
him Heath had abused them. He replied
that he did not want to hear such tale.
Heath was a pretty man to talk like that
Heath heard the conversation, and cominit
out of the barroom, cursed Hammers aud
said they kept a Dutch house of prostitu
tion. The witness wanted his rather to gu
for an officer, but the father refused, and
the witness started for one. At the land
ing of the stairs Heath caught him and
tried to stop him, saying he would
l.AT HAUVtKR.- fp
for a couple of weeks before he would le;
him go for an officer. Hammers tried to
get away and coaxed Heath to release him
Heath called him vile names, caught hun b
the throat jammed him against the wall
and reached toward his hip pocket Think
Ing he was In danger. Hammers drew hi-
eraser and stabbed Heath. He then left
and the next morning surrendered himself.
Hammers natly contradicted the testi
mony of his sister. Mrs. Heath. He denied
that he ever offered her 3 100 to leav
Heath, that he ever Invited Heath to fight.
or ever called him rile names. In reply U
Judge Collier he said Heath hail him by thr
throat when he used the eraser and up to
that time the knife had been In his pocket
Frederick Hammers corroborated hi
brother and testified that Mrs. Heath had
said she would hang Louis and Mr. and
Mrs. Hughes would help her. Gus A. Ham
mers, another brother, told a somewhat
Imllar story, but was
BADLY UltOKKN IT
by the district attorney who wanted to
know why he had not told the same story
at I he coroner's Inquest
A number of character witnesses closed
the defense, the only Item of direct evi
dence offered being the testimony of Win
Casfcey that on the night of the murdei
Hammers had a contusion on bis forehead.
This was to show the degree of violence of
fered by Heath.
On Wednesday morning Judge Collier
charged the jury. The court was of th
opinion that the evidence showed that the
prisoner acted In self-defense, and If the
jury believed the testimony of the witnesses.
lie should be acquitted, but if they did not
believe that Hammers killed Heath in self
defense, there was not sufficient evidence o.
wilful, deliberate aad unpremeditated mur
der to warrant a verdict In the first degree.
After Ulng out about an hour the jury re
turned a verdict of voluntary manslaughter,
SEEVED TO PLEASE
both the prisoner and his counsel. Ham
mers was remanded to jail until Saturday,
when he will be sentenced.
In the state of Pennsylvania the extreme
penalty for voluntary manslaughter is a fine
of $1,000 and twelve years' Imprisonment
To reduce our stock before Feb-
nurj 1st, we offer every pair
lilankets In our stock at
great reductions from
former prices. . j
48 AND o0 LIMESTONE ST.
X. IJ. Look at the Cheap Lot!
of fiidervrear, Hosiery, GIoTes.
and Trimmings of all kins. '
John McLaren & Bro.,
CASH! ONE PRICE
34 and 36 S. Limestone St.
Like most ot our wormy neighbors, we
ar "Clnsini Out," "Slaughterins," "Dis
solving," "Selling Off," etc, pretty much
all the time, only we don't make much fuss
ah ut It. Our sale of Jerseys weut off first
rate, or rather the Jerrys did. For this
week we have a few of tie .
At 2.1 cents and so cents, worth .' cent
and ?1.25; and a few small size in
the laities at r0 and TS eUs.
In the Glove Department
Toil will find omc decided bargain: wejean
ten you a ten or tnem.
Misses' Cashmere Glove-, worth 35 cent.
now 13 cent.
Ladie- Cashmere Cloves, worth .V) cents,
now 30 cents.
Ladles" Cashmere Gloves, worth 25 cents.
now 15 eent.
Ladies' Taffeta Silk Gloves, worth 75 cents.
now 50 cents.
Ladies' Best Kilter .SIkUlove4,worthl.M,
now 75 it-liU.
The above quotations ur not startling,
but they are plain truths.
We luv a UtUe lot uf j fB
Children's Jersey Caps
Ketlval al Ceutral 31. K. Cliurrh.
After an unusually Impressive sermon
last night there was a very encouraging re
sponse from several seekers, who promptly
came forward to the altar for prayers. As
the meetings progress Dr. ltunyau seems to
grow more earnest and untiring in his efforts
and his stirring appeals to the unconverted
are having their effect. The house is
crowned every' night, and young men and
young women pay the most respectful at
tention. An earnest invitation In extended
to all who are seriously inclined.
Ohio Short Horn
.1. T. Martin, of Mlirunl Center, Writes a
Complimentary Letterto tiller Walker.
The Springfield police are becoming well
known in the surrounding country as horse
thief detectives, and that they are appre
ciated outside of this city, the following let
ter will show:
Mii.foi:i Cent kk, O, Jan. 27, 1SS7.
Chikp ok Pouch. Srr.ixuriKLi), O.:
I am informed through the Springfield pa
pers that the police of Springfield have
been nuite Nuccessful In recovering stolen
liorNes. 1 herewith enclose a description
of a mare that was stolen from my stable
m the night of April 12th, lssO, and
was tracked for miiiic distance in the direc
tion of Springfield. At the time the mare
was stolen I offered a hundred dollars re
ward for the return of tho mare or Infor
mation tliat would lead to her lecovery. I
will still pay the reward for her return,
or for the desired information. The mare
i. valuable as a general purjiONe animal.
As an evidence of good faitli I would refer
you to the following named business men or
Then follows a long list of responsible
business men and a description of the mare.
The letter Is signed J. P. Martin, Mllford
A PRETTY PRESENT.
Au Alarm ot l-'lrt.
At 5:57 o'clock this morning a telephone
message was received at the central en
gine house stating that a bad fire was In
progress just back of Mast, Foos it Co.'s
shops In the west end. Uov 5:i, corner of
Main and Isabella streets, was sounded,
and the Centrals and Westerns were
promptly at the spot Some grass was
burning along the railroad bank- ol the
shops. The blaze was extinguished by
tramping it and beating it with boards.
General Itunhnell I'reent the Ho) at the
Southern Kuglne Home Willi a XiceStt
For some time the boys at the Southern
engine houNp on Clifton street have been
devoting their spare time to Improving
their rooms and making them look more
pleasant, cheerful and inviting. Yesterday
the boys were most agreeably surprised by
the arrival of a complete set of handsome
cane-eat chairs, which came as the gift,
and with the compliments of General Asa
S. Iiushnell. The present was very appro
priate and acceptable, and the "hill" lad
dies wish to return their most sincere thanks
to the genial and kind-hearted donor for
It) I lev. Wm. Itunyan, at the residence
of Mr. Cadwallader, lutf west Pleasant
street, at 5:30 p. m., January 26, 1SS7, Mr.
(5. F. Midgeley, ot Mechanlcsburg, O., and
MUs Lena Bowers, of Fort Wayne, lud.
They will make their home in this city.
Iiv the same minister at Central M. .
parsonage, at 7 p. in., January 27, 18S7,
Oxcar D. Johnston and Miss l.lzzle Burger,
both os this city.
A Pleasant Krenlng.
Mr. and Mrs. George II. Knight gave a
very delightful social card party to seven
couples of their friends at their pleasant
home on east High street on Wednesday
evening. I'efresliments were served at
10:30 o'clock and the evening was thor
oughly enjojed by all present.
Heath of a Young I.itlr.
At SiiO o'clock last evening Miss Lizzie
Leffel died at the resilience of her step
father, Mr. 1). Herlew, at No. J5 north
Plum street. The deceased was 211 years of
age. and was highly esteemed by all who
knew her. Only a few days ago her si-der,
Mi-s Alice Leffel, died, and thus the family
Ls afflicted with a double sorrow. The time
of the funeral has uot yet been fixed.
A Convention ot the Ohio Valley Cattle
Orowenln Calle.1 to Meet oa Wednea-
At Cincinnati, Ohio, with a view to or
ganizing an association of all the cattle
growers of the Ohio valUy to promote co
operation among tha breeders of cattle,
sheep and swine, in all matters of common
interest, and among other things, to pro
vide for holding annual exhibits of the fat
stock within tills valley, which embraces
the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tenn., Indi
ana, West Va., and western Pa.
J. II. Brigham. Pres. Ohio Stat Board
T. C. Jones, Pres.
T. J. Megebben. Pres. Iitonia agricul
tural society, Ky.
Julius LeMoyne. Pre. Western Penn
sylvania Agricultural association.
I'UtthUty siocr.mmi, urifi runner.
The convention will meet at the drand
hotel 2 o'clock p. m.. oue square from the
Union depot on the above date, who have
agreed to furnish a suitable room for said
meeting, and will entertain delegates at
32.50 per day. This is expected to be a
mass meeting of all persons interested lu
the objects stated.
The Mulc at the Murphy Meetings.
The Cincinnati I'yiinnerclal Uttzette
epeaks as follows of the music, at the
Murphy meetiug, at the Ninth Street Bap
The music is one of the features of the
services. Miss Mabel Nichols sang again
last night, a touching solo. Her voice Is a
pure soprano, of good timbre and she sings
ffnu-efullv and with an excellent method.
Mr. Murphy joins in the applause of the
audience at the clo-e of Miss Nichols's
noIos. which are nightly encored by the at
preciative and and responsive crowd, to
whom her sweet voice and the melody of
the old hymns seem entrancing.
The voung lady mentioned is a pupil ef
the Cincinnati College ot Music and a niece
of the editor of the IlKi-rntir.
Whera ta Locate Our Uuiui.
The Republic last evening invited com
munication from its readers expressing
their Individual preferences In the matter
a ln...lni. rtam fTnlnn ti..t 'I't... f,l
Ul IUMIMUS MVT UUIUU ..Cf.lA ...O lltl
lowing pertinent communication corneal
from a prominent gentleman and manufac-1
turer of east High street Our columns are
open for further opinions :
SrmxwiKLP, O., Jan. 25.
To the Killtor at the Republic:
You ask for opinions as to the location
for a Union passenger depot, I will give
you mine. The location you name west of
High street bridge nas only one argument
In Its favor, and that is for the benefit of
There ts really only one spot fitted for the
place, par actllenec above all others, and
that is the present freight house nf the I. B.
& W. .railroad. There all the mails can
come together without difficulty. It U the
center of population and business, near the
hotels, thus saving strangers hack line; and
beldes. the street ears on Limestone street
give access to all parts of the eitv, which
itself ought to settle the whole question.
The freight depot could be moved west of
Limestone, or east of Spriug, which L
much better. There Ls not a single excep
tlon that can be made to this location by
anyone, and It has every' argumetit in It
favor. Yours, B.
The Clark County Kepub.ie.tn Central
The new Clark county republican central
committee will meet for the first time to
morrow (Saturday) afternoon lu thr 'com
mlssloner's room, east county building, foi
organization. The make-up of the commit
tee a it stands at present has already been
given In these columns. Much Interest is
felt in the election of a chairman tomor
row. Among those who have been spoken
of are: .1. S. Miles of the Lagonda worts;
John W. Parsons, our faithful and efficient
county treasurer; Win. M. noekel, Ks.
w ho has served so long and well a secreta
ry. O. F. Serviss, the present chairman, Ls
also stnmgly spoken of for a continuance in
the position, but has peremptorily declined,
as he finds it impossible to spare s. much
time a4 the chairmanship demands. Any
of the above gentlemen would make an ex
cellent chairman, and it Is only a pity that
they cannot all be cho-en.
To clus out at 5 cenU each. Snd Ua
llttls folks-In for thsm.
Ill THE HOSIERY DEPAflTMENT
You will find one or two leading bar
gains, 25 or 30 dozen ot ladles' fine
wool hose at 25 cents, usually retailed
at 35 cents; also something in men'i
heavy scarlet socks, marked down from
33 cents to 25 cents.
"DN-I3EJ:EL7r3Ea Jk. 3R.
In Underwear we ant showing sev
eral drives. In this department our
reputation U "eeeocd to none in tho
And housekeeping goods generally ara
cheaper with us today than at any of the
other hair price slaughtering stores. Cam
and see for yourself.
This is a dull season, the dullest monta
of the whole year, and our customers may
rest assured that we are doing our best to
stir the trade up by selling all winter geosU
at the lowest possible prb-es.
John McLaren & Bro.,
"Cash and One Price."
PATJL A. 8TALEY,
Attorney and Export
S0LICITO3 OF PATENTS.
DR. A. A. BLOUNT
Would rrifectfu ly announce that hehaal
resumed the pra :tice ot LentHtry In thti
city. Office ami Kesideacj
A lIore Molen.
Chief Walker this morning received a
card from Xelson Bush, of Commercial
Point Ohio, notifying him that his straw
berry roan horse, six years old and weigh
ing 1,150 pounds, had been stolen. The
horse has a scar on bis right side, caused by
running through a gate. Mr. Bush offers a
reward of 350 for the thief and hone.
John W. Mackay, of the Postal Tele
graph Co , has purchased the Bay and
roast telenranh line, belonging to the
South Pacific railroad company, which runs
from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, The
price Is not mentioned.
The czar is said to have ssaured Emperor
Francis Joseph of his pacific attentions. It
Is stated that these two monarchs will at
tend Emperor William's fete in Berlin la
lleathof Anottier Aceil Cltivea.
Mr. Azro Aldrich died at Ms residence
No. 5S5 east High street this ( Kndayl morn
ing at 9 o'clock. In his Ttth year, his 7Sd
birth-day occuring on last Thanksgiving
day. Mr. Aldrich was bom in Vermont in
the year 1812, removing to Pennsylvania In
1S2 and thence to Ohio In 1S33 at the age
of 21. lie first engaged in teaming, and
afterward in the butchering business, asso
ciated with the late (ieorge Zl-chler. In
which business he continued for forty years,
giving It up on account of failing in health
soiu-' 12 years ago. Mr. Aldrich was known
only to be respect! by all as an honest
man, honorable in all his dealings with his
fellow man. lie has a fanIly!coirsit'ng of a
wife and four children. the w ife if James I . .... , .
II. l)een.Ella. wife of A. 1. Shanks, and I NO. 185 SOlith LllJieStOne St
two sons Charlet aud deorge. Mr. Aldil 'h, i -. ,-tmt.
by Judicious management and economy ha I - I, r n
accumulated ouite a competancy. TheiUT. iTanK U. nUnVfln.
funeral will: a :e place at his late residence i
hi Sunday. Hour not yet decided upon.
Friends of the family are invited. k rj IVI P jj OP
'I'leauut Weddlnt. lCalN I llw I a
A charming but ijiuet little wedding oc
curred at Xo. 00 west Jefterson street last '.
(Thursday) evening. Mr. O. U. Johnson, a '
well-know and highly-respected carriage-!
maker of this city, was united in marriage
to Miss l.liile Burger, a highly esteemed
young lady. Uev. llr. Kunyau, pastor of
VRooms In BucklDKham's Bulldlag.oTer.av
JS-JlurpayA liro.'s S tore-
DMlilatteatlon given to the preiervlnKo
Vara check fur SJ)ne will tirtnr s tn.l1n.i
the Central M. E. church, performed the advertliement In Une Million issues ctleadloe
ceremony In an Impressive manner. A I Amerimn Xewjipers. This m at theratool
h.n.i.. ...row fnlL.,A.t lth th ...i i only one-fllthof a nt line for UM) (.Insula.
"- "" - - uoni ing aatenisement will ie placed betoi
ainiuaicsj sui-i&i uuekh t aiH-ra. i uc uieM?uus ae .sjiiunn ainereni newspaper
en unei win i-
nn numerous anil beautiful. A hunt flltv ' or flTK MlLUO.x Kodies.
guests were presentand joined in tendering SSfS<SUSSJSVi
the young couple tneir hearty congratula- i-spa-es. (!Eo.P.aoVKU,ACu.niSM