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Tor Books of Tours. Tickets or other Inform.
attoi apply to UENDFItsoS BUOTUKRS,
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resumed the practice of DentUtry In this
city. Office and Residence .
No. 185 South Limestone St
-3.S I FOR CHECKS in 6 hours, cures tnS
TmT " days. Drug Stores 15 X. 11 1'hlla
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TKUErilONE so. 13S.
Eamor That He Was Called Home to be
Tendered the Treasury
Eject of the Extension of the firent New
York Strike Canitdn llecomlnB lltl-
the KepuMIc Header.
Bt the Associated Press.
New York. Fob. l.-A Washington
special says: There is a rumor that Mr.
Pendleton's return from his post at Berlin
is due to the president' desire to offer liim
the secretaryship of the treasury. Little
.if 1. iri tn the report. There are
still the bet of reasons for believing that
..iti.er Mr. Scott or Mr. Fairchild will be
Mr. Manning's successor. Against the
apiolntment of Mr. Pendleton. It is
urged that his financial record has not at all
.... vw .. Mnr with regard to soft
money as the present administration might
be supposed to acsire.
A gentleman with close relations to the
....i..s.roin cm thnt Hon. George H.
Pendleton was sent for. and that he does
not know for what puriose. This fact
strengthens the opinion in political circles
that Mr. Pendleton is to be tendered a cab
Seron.l Sexton, sixty.-ventli Oenernl As
snibly. CoLuums, O., Jan. 31. Senate-RUIs
Introduced: Will cases to be appealed to
the circuit court: to pay the funded debt
and interest on the irreducible debt
House Bills introduced: Giving fe
males a representation on count boards of
school examiners; requiring administrators
to make inventories on oath; allowing
farmers and nurserj men to catch rabbits
with ferrets; to publish a synopsis of Un
reports of the examiner of county treas
urers instead of the whole report; amend
ing the labor lien law; changing the date of
the tax lien to October 15: enlarging the
tuners of the boards of visitors to county
charitable Institutions; to preent the burial
of bodies in city cemeteries wlieuuiiri-
inental to public health.
OUR COAST DEFENSES.
The United States IJetter j-repare lor
War Than Encdand.
New York, Feb. 1. The Triimiic, in a
leading editorial deprecates the newspaper
talk about the defenseless condition of our
seacost in case of war against Great Britain
and says the United States is In bet
ter condition for war than England.
If England burned our coast towns.
wh could retaliate by burning Canada
towns, besides we would be united while
England would have the Irish trounie aug
mented. The Irish would not take up amis
against the United Suites and England
would face the prospect ot tlie loss 01 pan
ada and Ireland.
Money Panic in Pari.
Paris, Feb. f. 2:30 p. m. A panic prt
vails on the Paris bourse.oing to the situ
ation of political affairs In France and oth
er European countries. Three per cent.
rentes are nuated at77 irancs. .0 centimes.
a decline of CTJf centimes from the close
VrAfusrtfW). fc 3 ism. Rentes fcm-Tar-;
len to T(J francs, TO centimes. A oeiier
feeling set In toward the close, and three
percent rentes recovered so centimes from
the lowest point of the day, the closing offi-
clal quotation being 77 francs and 50
Canadian Militia Preparinc for Aetle
Ntw York, Feb. 1. A Buffalo special
says that at various points through Iou;er
Canada are enough men to furnish a staild
ing army of 5,000 at an hour's notice. The
excitement is great and through all the
lower peninsula the militia is getting in
readiress for active service.
Kailroad Business Seriously Affected In
New York. Feb. 1. The extension to
the freight handlers on railroad piers in
New York is the mot serious blow to com
merce that union men have struck. Tie
effect of It on theJcrsey Central was almost
a complete suspension of business.
A Strike Effect on Husliiess.
Lowell, Mass. Feb. 1. The coal
handlers' and 'longshoremen's strike in
New York seriously affects business m this
city. If it continues much longer the loss
to mercantile and manufacturing indastries
will be disastrous.
lteal Estate TrnnKfers.
Thomas Mattiuson to Mathew Mattinson,
239 45-100 acres land in Madison township:
Mary and Rebecca Critz to Allen Critz.
quit claim to 37 acres land in Madison
Zact ary Seifert to Mary J- 1!1 master, lot
In Sugar Grove : S275.
J antes M. Benson to George Amett S 2S
100 ncres land in Springfield township:
William S. Thompson to Abigale Kissell,
property on west Washington street :
Joseph F. Moles to Morris & Flummer,
lot on west Main street: SI.
William Myers to Geo. W. Heck, 55 acres
land in Tike township : S5.s90.2G.
John W. Ellis to Eppa U. Hales. lot In
New Carlisle; S2M).
A very sudden and unexpected death oc
curred at Mechanicsbnrg Sunday afternoon.
Dr. W. C. Talt the well-known veterinaiy
surgeon of that place, walked downtown
ust after dinner and while out was taken
with neuralgia of the heart He returned
home and a physician called. But it was
too late to do any good ami inme oi two
hours from the hrst sjmptonis he was
dead. The deceased was f orty-tiv e j ears
of age and leaves a wife and seven children
in destitute circumstances.
This morning Mr. Howard E. Mcf.ellan
and Miss Ida M. Miers, accompanied b.,
several of their int mite friends, went t )
the residence of tlie Rev. W. J. Fin!? and
at 9 o'clock w ere quietly united in marriage.
The many friends of the contracting parties
join in wishing the joung couple all Jo,
happiness and prosperity in life.
iurel J Personal.
Mr. E. T. Thomas, councilman from tlie
second ward, went to London today on
bisiness. By the way, tiesides being a
city councilman, Ras is a prominent candi
date for the county auditor-hip. He is
thoroughly well qualified for the office and
his record of three jears' service In the
Union array is as good as the best
Rev. W. R. Boone, pastor of the Second
Baptist church, this city, declined the call
to become pastor of the Union Baptist
church of Augusta, Ga. This announce
ment will be received with pleasure by all
w ho know how much has been accomplished
through Mr. Boone's ministr) among us.
Cincinnati bun suspended.
CixcrxSATi, Feb. The Cincinnati Sun
suspended today (Tuesday.) No pajier to
morrow. Radical managerial differences
Lud Cornisli, in jail at Springfield, Ky.,
awaiting trial for murdering Miss Lulu
Green, and attempting to kill her mother,
was hanged by a mob.
A SPRINCFIELD LADY'S CAS WELL.
Mrs. John foi DrllllnK for Gns In Mercer
County, Near the Orent Cranberry JIarsli
In the midst of the many conflicting
sources of excitement on the natural gas
problem now moving Springfield, the high
ly important and interesting fact seems to
have escaped general attention that Mrs.
John Foos, one of Springfield's leading la
dies. Is engaged In an enterprise of this
kind, which, for many reasons. Is of pecu
liar moment Mrs. Foos owns S00 acres of
land In Mercer county, very near to the now
famous Cranberry marshes, where
the well Is located the gas from which
there Is talk of piping to Spring
field. There is every Indication
of gas on Mrs. Foos's land, and she has re
ceived repeated offers and overtures from
turtles who sought to obtain leaseholds on
the grounds. These offers were steadily
rejtcted by Mrs. Foos and a month ago she
commenced to have a well drilled on her
own account Work has
PROGRESSED MOST FAVORABLY
on the well and it is beltev ed that in a few
weeks th question of whether or not gas
is to be struck will be definitely deter
mined. It is not necessary to say that Springfield
capitalists and others interested in the
plpi ot natural gas to this city, would
much prefer rallying to tin support of Mrs.
Foos and her enterprise than of any out
side parties with all duo respect to the
latter. In the event that gas is struck in
Mrs. Foos's well, it is quite likely that a
stock company with abundant means will
be organized to pipe the fuel to this city.
ANOTHER DISCRACEFUL ROW.
Officer Furuliw Charged With (Irnve of
fenses 1 lie story as Told by Yariou
Another disgraceful row occurred among
the police last night a row that was utter
ly inexcusable and entirely unwarranted.
It has been known for some time that a bad
feeling exists among the officers on the
force, fairly dividing it into two opposing
factions. These factions are continually
fighting each other, thus making it impossi
ble for the officers to do either themselves
or the city entire justice. In the past the
Springfield police force has been one of the
prides of the city, the officers being recog
nized throughout the state as brave,
efficient, competent and trust
worthy men, who were thoroughly
capable of holding their own with the best
when they were called upon to do a piece
of work that required nene, shrewdness
and delicacy. Shouldlhls "eternal bicker-
ng" continue the efficiency of the force
will become '"beautifully less" as time
wears on, and Springfield will lose its pride
In its dandy cops. A semi-monthly call for
an investigation of this officer or that one,
is not indicative of a very high grade of dis
cipline among the oflioers.
List night the Bavarian society gave a
social hop in Anslnger's hall. At 11 o'cloc
Chief Walker went to the hall and ther.
found Officers Nicklas, Mast Boyd, Furnlss,
Johnston, Waskey and McClure and Dep
uty Marshal Fotee. Mcklas and Mast
both day officers, were there on duty, but
oflieers Bojd, Furnlss, Johnston, Waskey
and McClure are night men and were sup-
Lnf ejLte.bc.grardlni: the city.
returning to tne nail, tlie chief ordered tne
night men to return to their beats and they
all complied willingly except Furnlss, who.
It Is said, went nut into the lobby and there
abused the chief by calling him vile names
in the presence of ladies. Still another ,
.story is that he said he could whip the'
chief. The chief requested Nicklas and j
Mat to take Furnlss down stairs, as his
actions were alarming the ladies. Forniss
went down of his own accord, having!
-thought better of his action. Officer Bojd i
returned to the-hall after an absence of ,
jH-rhaps half an hour and remained for a
Why Ollicer Furnls acted as he did is
inexplicable, but that he has placed him
self in a bad box is unquestioned. Chief
Walker will file charges against him for
wilful disobedience of orders, for using
profane, indecent and harsh language, and
for disrespect to a superior. The matter
will probably result in a sw eeping investi
deck1 With a
at the Grand "Nor
At the Grand opera houie tonight Chas.
Hoyt's irresistible farce, the "Rag Baby,"
will be produced. It has been seen In
bpringheld before, and there is no need,
therefore, to tell the theater-goers what it
is. The "Baby" became popular from the
instant of its presentation here, and the
popularity will i idoubted continue for
some time to c i - It Is a play that a per
son may see many times and still enjoy.
Its w it is so pungent and its characters so
strongly drawn, that, extravagant as most
of them are, tne piece as an entirety, is tlie
most amusing production of this popular
Frank Daniels, Miss Bessie Sanson,
Harry Conor. Helen Riemer, and other fa
vorites w ill be in the cast also the fascinat
ing "Handsome," the homliest dog alive.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, Febru
ary 4th and5tu, Frank Ma) o and a powerful
company will present the romantic drama,
"Nordeck." at the Grand opera house.
When presented in this city two years ago,
"Nordeck" made a profound impression on
all who saw it and by the press throughout
the country it is pronounced one of tl e
strongest dramas of the present day. the
Philadelphia Jiullrtlu says It is "a grtat
play, bristling with startling cllmaxes,"and
the Chicago Tribune adds that it is "pure
and strong as a w hole a brilliant piece of
Majo as Nordeck Is thrilling in his effec
tive earnestness, and he Is given powerful
supiort Miss Nettie Van Sickle, who ap
lears as Mr. Mayo's leading lad), is a
Springfield lady who has made wonderful
progress in her profession. The very fact
that she is the leading lady in this com
pany is a guarantee of her ability. She
will be coidially received in this, her old
THE WAY OF THE TRANCMESSOR.
A Lone List or I'etit Offenders Tried b
the Major Yesterday.
Yesterda)'s session of the ma) or's court
was more than ordinaril) lively, even for a
Monday session. A large number of cases
were brought up, but many of them vveie
continued. The following hues, how eve ,
Henry Bums, Jake Dempsey and Ton
Taylor were each given SI and costs for be
ing drunk and disorderl); Haney DeVitt,
Christ. Enderman, Ed. Butcher, J. S.ke,
J. Unkle and Fred Bon ev ay were each hntd
S5 and costs for loitering, on the streets and
a' Jt gambling houses; Fred Mauley got S5
and costs for being drunk and disorderl) ;
uiik Burton was lined :10 and costs for
keeping a house of ill fame, and Blanche
Baker, Lena Miller and N. Willis were
given S3 and costs each for loitering about
such a house.
William Beard and 1'eter Johnson, the
calico thieves, were found guilty of petit
larceny and were fined S25 and costs each
and sent to jail for fifteen days.
John F. Phillips who stole a pair of
gloves from Klnnane, Wren & Co., was
fined S25 and costs and given fifteen da) s
Today a decree for the foreclosure sale
of the I. B. &. W. road will be entered be
fore Judge Greshan at Chicago. This will
bring matters to a head.
Enjoyable Reception to Dr. and Mrs. Fal
coner at the First Presbyterian
Church, Last Evening.
The Presentation and Incidental Ad
dresses A Muperb supper Crowns
It All The Affair in
Tlie congregation of the First presbyter
Ian church has a brilliant record -for what
it has accomplished. In a social way. In the
past But it is extremely likely that the
event which occurred in the lecturil-room of
the church last (Monday) evening, fairly
excelled any affair of a like character ev er
Chen in the church: and no account,
scarcely, could exaggerate the varid pleas
ures of the time or fully
EXPRESS THE FERVID FEELING
of mutual confidence and affectlon-between
Dr. and Mrs. Falconer, which last night
emphasized and solidified.
Twenty jears ago j esterdaj-, at high
noon, a wedding was solemnized at New
Wilmington. Pa., In which the contracting
parties (to quote Dr. Falconer's own lan
guage) were "a vealy joung tlieological
graduate the ruimlug-gear of a preacher"
ami the ighteen-j ear-old daughter of a
minister. By name, the two tha! bowed
before the altar to receive the eternal tie
and the benediction from the lips
of the bride's own father, were Rev.
William Campbell Falconer and Elizabeth
Walker Dickson, commonly and affection
ately known as Bessie. Two decades have
rolled away since then.. Thegrooru Is now
the honored pastor of a leading and power
ful congregation. The bride Is ft sweet
faced mother of three children, and a lady
of grace, goodness and worth. The affair
at the church last night was a celebration
of the twentieth anmwrsary of thli happy
A SPOXTANI III KXrilEssIO
of esteem on the part of the tlocKtOward
its shepherd anil shepherdess.
About 400 guests were in attendance, and
the social features of the affair were thor
oughly delightful. There was a jojous in
foiiiiality about it all. that made sociability
p..ect!) natural and brought out tlie good
feeling in everjbodj. Allot the city cler
gy and their whes had been invited, and
most of iliem responded with their pres
ence. It was as tine-looking an assem
blage of ladies and gentlemen, both of the
older and jounirer generations, as is everseen
in Springfield. Kvery family in the church
was represented and there were many pres
ent from ether congregations. The affair,
practically, was managed bj the Ladies"
and the Young Ladies' Missionary (.ocieties
of the church and to them a large part of
credit is due for the success of the evening.
At 'J o'clock the assemblage was called
fur the chief feature of the evening the
l'r.ier wasoffe ed ny Rev. J
Dr. rullerton. pastor of the Second Presby
terian church. Mr. Samuel F. McGrew
then took the floor and in brief but admir
able language presented to Dr. and Mrs.
Falconer, on behalf of the congregation, an
exquisite dinner and tea service of Havi
JiMid China, of one hundred and forty-nine
p'eces. Mr McGrew said:
My Dear Fri-nds.
The ladies of the First Presbyterian
church, on the 20th annherMry of your
marriace. have asslirutit me the acrecable
task of presenting to you a tetlnfthita! of
their regard, in tne name ol an tlie mem
in'rsof our congregation.
Usuall) on the celebration of such occa
sions no one participates but neighbors and
near, invited friends, but here a large con-
gregation oi people unite in snowing meir
retard for their minister, his wife and
You hae been the teacher and spiritual
guide of tho-o who surround you for man)
jears past, and they consider it a happy
moment m their lives wliim prtsents them
e opportunity oi tesiuwng to jourus
fulness and uniform kindness, and as a re
membrance thereof they present )ouwith
tins beautiful service in china.
I wish to say that a man's life is not
measured bv the number of jears he may
live, but by the good he does for man
kind. The duty of a minister is that of a teach
er, in gosl deeds, both bj- instruction and
example, the fruits of which are before
j ou in the plased presence of the mem
bers of jour congregation.
An English poet writes that
"The paths of glory lead but to the crave,"
and another sa)s:
"I slept and dreamed that life was
I nuke .uiJ found that life was duty."
Please accept this gift, in the name of
jour congregation, who pra) that Jim may
live many more jears m health, usefulness
Advancing then to where Dr. Falconer
and his wife were sitting, lie handed the
doctor a sealed enveloje, containg a check
CUN-IPERVIII E AND COMFORTABLE
amount. Miss Dunlap, the artist, now
stepped forward bearing an exquisite silk
crazy quilt which, on behalf of the two
missionary societies, she presented to Mrs.
Falconer. Mrs. Duulap's accompanviug
remarks were so brief and happy that they
are given verbatim:
TheLi.ties'and the Younc Ladles' Mlsslnn-
ary societies, desire to present to you this
quilt, n hlch combines an old-fashioned Indus
try wttt new fashioned taste With It. they
beg you to accept an abundance of good wishes
and the hope that future days thouch some
times mica with cares and perplexities that
are crazlnc may always h iTe under them, a
wa-ni. bright lining of contentment and
eacful wiltirg for the time when the
finished work of life will show the beauty ol
Ts oddly shaped events While It is a quilt
lit . may it become to you a c jmtort through-
j. all coming years.
This happy little effort was likew'se ap
plauded, and then Rev. Ur. Dickson, of
Clifton, the venerable father of Mrs. Fal
coner, read the following characteristic let
ter of regret from Rev. W. ,1. Finley, pas
tor of the Methodist Protestant church, who
is confined to his bed from the serious ef
fects of a recent fall :
M. 1. TiRsoMcr..
Jauuary JI, 1M7. j
t II'. C F.iteoer, ). D
inn Doctor. Allow me to congratulate you
and Mrs F on jour two decades of connubial
life .Mav vour"hon-ymoon" wax through all
the jears allotted to huinau life "by reason of
strength." which, though Ihey be "full of la
bor." may be free from "sorrow ' As the fitful
ri lines of passionate, youthful love subside.
mav they leave the cheerful glow and fervent
heat of burning coals, and bejond four score
may -Mrs t l.ivlng'j slrg those touchlngly
tenderand beautiful lines ot .Scotland's bard
"John Anderson, my Jo. John.
Aud mouieacautle day. John,
We've had wi' ane anllher.
Now, we maun totter down. John.
Hut hand in hand we'll go.
And sleep theglther at the foot,
Jehu Anderson, my Jo."
Dr. Falconer vv as v iibly affected as he
arose to replj', but he made, nevertheless, a
brilliant resonse, full of humor of tlie
brightest character. He said he did not
WHETHER TO I. Vl'flll OR CUT,
but believed he would restrain his tears be
cause they impeded speech-making. He
was inclined, he said, to give his wife the
credit and honor for the event now being
celebrated, because if it had not been for
or some other lady, his marriage anniversary
would never have been celebrated, lie also
felt like insisting on Mrs. Falconer's makjng
the response, bteausehe knew that she was
a ready vv riter, or at least was before mar
riage. Tlie doctor gave a happy running
account of their married da) s particularly
of how once they had been stricken w ith
the western fever and gone to that state
which will never die of modesty Kansas
to take charge of a college, which had a
brilliant existence on paper. They "went
west with two children and a bank check,"
and "came back with three chil
dren and no check." Me told of
how Rev. Dr. Dickson, tlie bride's father,
performed the ceremony and, "Come to
think of it" said Dr. Falconer, "I've never
paitl that fee yet" The doctor advised all
the joung people to get married but hast
ened to add that he did not urge this with a
l lew to fees. Dr. Falconer concluded with
serious, earnest words of thankfulness and
affection toward his congregation, and Dr.
Dickson, at the speaker's request, repeated
the benediction that he had pronounced
over the joung couple tweuty years ago.
After a season of congratulations
to the "bride and groom," sup
per was served. A table was
set in the rear class-room for Dr. and Mrs.
Falconer, and the clerical guests with their
wives and ladles. The table was a
MAItVKL OF EFFECTIVE DECORATIONS
In flowers and smilax. In the center a
plate mirror, banked with green leaves and
vines, imitated a mlnature lake. Three
great bridal cakes, draped In smilax,
flanked the pool, and In one of them was a
chaste gold ring for Mr. Falconer, which
she ultimately received. The table wis sup
plied with napery, china and sil
ver from the houses of members of
the congregation. The guests at
this table were Rev. and Mrs. Grass, Col.
and Sirs. King, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Mc
Grew. Mrs. Dr. Smith, Miss Mary L. Will
ard, Rev. and Mrs. Frank Mitchell,
Dr. Falconet and wife (In posi
tions of "onor In the center).
Elder Whittle. Dr. Rust, Miss Gray, Miss
Helskeil, Dr. Bliss and wlte. Rev. Summer
bell, Dr. and Mrs. Fullerton, Dr. and Mrs.
Gottwald, Mrs. and Miss Burt. Dr. Dick
son. Dr. and Mrs. Ort. Dr. and Mrs. Hel
wlg, Mr. John Thomas. Mr. J. S. Crowell,
Mrs. Thurza Teegarden and others. The
other guerts were served In the lecture
room. The excellent menu consisted of
ham. tongue, veal-loaf, rusks, biscuit, Bos
ton brown bread, escalloped oysters, coffee,
cranberry Jelly, cakes and ices. Full lust ice
was done the bountiful repast which was
by volunteer waiters young ladles and
gentlemen of the church. "After dinner"
speeches of much point and effect were the
order at the bridal and special guests' ta
bles, but space forbids their f urther men
tion. It was well toward midnight when
the happy affair concluded and the guests
Regrets were received from the venerable
Dr. Isaac Sprecher, late president of Wit
tenberg College, Rev. and Mrs. Warren,
Mr. It S. Thompson, and Rev. Henry
Tuckley and wife. 'Many beautiful flowers
were sent to the residence of Dr. ana Mrs.
Falconer during the afternoon.
The Repi-ri.ic adds ILs congratulations
to the many beniosns already received by
Dr. and Mrs. r alconer.
AFTER THE NEWSPAPERS.
Itnurhon Kldcelj Makes Another Brilliant
Failure 111 Attempting tu Muszle tho
I-a-St night at the meeting of the board of
education Mr. J. T. Ridgely, the Bourbon
member from the Second ward, made an
other crack at the newspapers which, he
thinks, bare not given him a fair showing
in the reports of the board meetings that
nave appeared in tlie city papers. When
the report of the committee on rules was
called for, Mr. RUlgelv presented the fol
lowing addition to the regulations of the
Article X. Reporters and representa
tives of papers.
Section I. Reporters and representa-4
tives ot papers shall makea full and correct
report of. the proceedings of the board,
neither adding to, nor detracting from the
s'im'e, acCordriis each " member a just and
Section II. Any violation of the forego
ing section shall causethe person or persons
to be excluded from any and all sessions of
Mr. Ridgely urged the immediate adop
tion of the additions. He was opposed al
most unanimously by the other members.
Mr. Burns said that, so far as he was
concerned, he never did an) thing that ho
had reason to be ashamed of, and, there
fore, did not favor placing a restriction of
that kind on the press.
Mr. Cornor said that he had had consid
erable to do with newspapers, and he had
learned that it was impossible to muzzle the
Messrs. Miller and Morrow thought that
the papers had dealt as harshly with them
as with ait)body in the board, yet they had
nothing against them and would oppose
the addition to the rules.
Mr. Ridgely made one wild attempt to
defend the additions offered, but the mem
bers laughed in his face.
On motion the additions offered were In
definitely posthoned by an almost unani
The board sat down hard on Mr. Ridge
ly. but it sat In exnetly the right place.
Mr. Ridgely may mean well, but he has be
come almost a inonoman1 on the subject
of "muzzling the press."
LEGAL SEPARATION WANTED.
John Hockiier sues for Divorce Verdicts
In the Liquor Cases The ISray Ilurgtary
Ca.e .Settle, 1.
By his attorney, P. J. Clevenger, John
Buckner tiled his petition today in the clerk's
office, praying for a divorce from his wife.
Motile Buckner. He sa)s that on or about
September 1, 1SS1, he was married to the
defendant at Whetmore, Pike couuty, Ohio,
and that she in disregard of her marital
duties lias been guilty of gross neglect of
duty, in that on or about the day of
June. 1SS4, she left the defendant; and
that iurther, in disregard of her marital
duties, on or about the fifteenth day of
March, lbSfi, at a room of Doc. War
rick, on Washington street in this city, she
was guilty or adultery with said Doc
Warrick, and that she at sundrj- other
times at the same place was guilty of adul-
terj with the said Doc. Warrick. The
plaintiff also sajs that the defendant has
ever since she left him in June. 1SS4. bcei
guilty of adultery with persons unknown
to the plaiupff, and that she is now at the
city of Davton, Ohio, living in adultery
with persons unknown to the plaintiff.
Wherefore, the plaintiff praj s that he may
be divorced from the defendant.
Gilbert Houk. who was indicted for
keeping his saloon open on election daj
and John Kane, who was indicted for not
keeping his saloon shut on election daj ap
peared in court this morning ami took their
medicine. Houek got S5 and one hour in
jail, and Kane $15 aud one hour in jail.
Theodore Gebauer. charged with keeping
his saloon open on a Sunday, had entertd a
plea of not guilt), but saw lit to change It
to guilty, and the judge ordered him to pay
a line of 315 and be imprisoned in the
county jail one hour.
The case of the stats of Ohio against Ed
Yoigt. proprietor of the Uigonda house, was
continued uimhi application to tlie court but
the trial of the case of the state of Ohio vs.
Ed Yoigt and Og. McCord for selling liquor
to an intoxicated person. Is in progress to
daj The case of Michael Bray, the young
gentleman who took a fancy to some of his
neighbor's chickens, came to a udden ter
mination jesterday by the counsel on both
sides agreeing to consent to a verdict of
guilty of petit larceny.
James Bray was not upon trial, but as he
is charged vv ith the same offense, it is
probable the prosecution w ill accept a plea
of etit larceny in his case.
The Buckeye Club in Its New (Junrters.
The Buckeye club jesterday completed
arrangements with Mitchell Post No. 45,
G. A. It, for the purchase of all the furni
ture, carpets etc., in the late post head
quarters, Buckingham block, and the furni
ture w ill remain m its place as a part of
the new Buckeye club room and republican
headquarters. I he room is now as com
fortable and cosy as one could wish, and a
large attendance Is desired at the first
meeting at the new hall tomorrow (Wednes
day) evening. A week from tomorrow
night the annual election of officers will occur.
SHALL WE PIPE, OR NOT?
Important Consultation on the Subject of
Bringing Natural Gas to Spring
field by Pipe-Line.
Tha Cost of the Viut Knterprln Will the
Well Hold Out? Pros niul Com
of the Situation Two
An Important consultation took place
Monday afternoon in the Arcade hotel par
lor between a number of Davton gentlemen
Interested In the piping of gas from Mercer
county to this city and a delegation of
Springfield manufacturers. Chief among
the Dayton gentlemen was Judge Dwjer,
who Is most prominently interested in the
matter, and who was the chief spokesman
at the consultation. Messrs. Patterson,
Gibbons Ohiuer, Neil and others were In
attendance. Springfield was represented
by Geueral Asa S. Bushnell Mr. W. T.
Stllwell. Mr. Georgp II. Frev. Mr. Oliver S.
Kelly. Mr. A. It Ludlow. Randolph Cole
man. Esq., and others.
A great deal of time was devoted to con
sultation and an interchange of views, but
nothing definite was accomplished. The
scheme contemplated by the Dayton parties
Is briefly as follows: The company owns
property In Mercer county, consisting In the
main of valuable (lease-holds. It has sunk
one well, and another Is being drilled with
a prospect of completion within ten days.
It also expects to drill still other wells
The well In operation Is now plugged, or at
least under control. It is claimed
YIFLD OF THIS ONE WELL
Is 9,000,000 cubic feet for even- twenty-four
hours, and that It has a pressure of 375
pounds to the square Inch. Tho
proposition is to organize a
stock company in Springfield,
jointly with the Da) ton company, and If
necessary, admit as stockholders represen
tatives of the other sev era! towns through
which the proposed pipe line is designed to
pass namely. Versailles, Piqua and Troy.
But the central idea Is the co-operation of
Springfield and Dayton in the matter. The
big well Is located, as stated, in Mercer
county. In what is known as Cranberry
marshes, and is about fifty miles from
The proposition of the Dayton gentlemen
is to put their property, which they value
atS60,000, into tie proposed deal as capi
tal stock, the entire amount of which was
placed at the tentative figure of 5500,000.
This, it must be explained, is to cov er t he
subscriptions of both Springfield and Day
ton. When the cost of the proposed enterprise
came up fur discussion, clouds arose on the
honzon at once. The Da) ton gentlemen
figured that it would cost $5,000 a mile to
pipe the gas to SpringOeld, or 3250,000 for
the entire main. This would bring the gas
to the boundaries of the city. Then it
would require thirty or forty miles of
smaller pipe to supply the city and circulate
the gas to consumers. This would increase
the cost to between 5300,000 and 5400,000.
General Bushnell arose at this point and
called attention to the fact that this amount
was largely In excess of Springfield's share In
the capital stock. In other words, the un
pleasant fact presents. Itself tint- the-
city or those Interested would be obli
gating themselves to a work, the bare first
cost of which their capital stock would fail
Judge Dwyer stated that the present plan
SOVIETIII0 OF A CIIAXOE.
as to the details, from that made public
some time ago. Instead of piping the gas
in one large main to Troy and then divid
ing It to Springfield and Davton, it was
now thought best to lay a separate eight-
ineh main to each city but have them laid,
for economy's sake, in the same trench.
The branch idea had come itito disfavor, as
it was almost certain that either one city or
the other would suffer all the time, and that
the supply would be faulty and irregular.
There was no question as to the ability of
the well to supply the cities In abundance
In the event of its holding out There are
successful wells with no higher pressure
which supply Buffalo and Jamestown in
New York and Erie and Pittsburg, Pa.
But as Mr. Stllwell suggested. What is the
certainty that this well will continue to flow
at this pressure or to flow at all? Several
great wells at Pittsburg have failed, and
great anxiety Is felt among the people on
the subject. Once having enjo)ed the ben
efits and advantages of natural gas It vv ou!d
create little less than a revolution
were the people compelled to
resume the old fuel with Its
many times the cost of natural gas.
"What" Mr. Stllwell asked, "could be
done in the event of the well's failure in
tw elve months, after such a vast amount of
money had been put Into the ground?"'
Considerable time was d?roted to a dis
cussion of the price of natural gas to con
sumers hi the event of its b-ing brought to
the city. The estimates extended all the
way from 10 to 15 cents per thousand cubic
feet It would, of course, be necessarj- to
place the price below the cost of coal as
A good ileal of the discussion was upon
the Incidental pros and cons of the question.
Whatever of doubt was expressed by the
Springfield parties as tn the feasibility and
practicability of the project, must not be
set down as nan' on antagonism or a mere
wish to be arbitrary. On the enntrarj-. It
was simply an evidence of that good
Bl'SIXESS sense AM)SflACITV
which would prompt a set of men to feel
their way carefully in so vat a
project and be very sure of ail
their premises before committing them
selves. Ever)one present realized and was
Impressed with the magnificent advantages
that would result from natural gas being
placed within the reach of Springfield, by
whatever means it was accomplished. But
the expediencj nay, iiecessit) of "mak
ing haste slowly" in such an important
matter, was apparent to every Spring-
The Da) ton companj-, by the waj had
not J et been granted a franchise giv ing it
the right of way upon the streets of Daj--
ton, but it is expected that tlie Davton city
council will pass the ordinance next Fri
daj One of the gentleman who attended the
consultation said to a REPfiii.it reporter
this morning: "I believe council ought to
be slow in this matter of granting the
Dajton company the franchise. A fran
chise represents actual value, and is some
thing (once granted) which the grantee
may sell for a consideration to anj party It
pleases. Now. what is to prevent this
Dajton companj from disposing of its
franchise unto that organized exponent of
graceless monopolj-, the Standard Oil
company? Mitrd jou, I don'f say that
these Da) ton parties would do this. 1
don't believe they would; but I am simplj
suggesting a possibilltj to show tl e danger
of the situation. The city council of
Springfield might wiih perfect propriety
pass a resolution welcoming the Dajtonians
to Springfield and assuring them tair treat
ment and honest and equal rights to furnish
Springfield w ith gas as a fuel. But to enact
an ordinance bestowing upon them such a
franchise, is, I take it, quite a different mat
ter and would be an inconsistent and un
"Another thing that would suggest cau
tion and deliberation of procedure, is the
DESPITE ALL FAIMRFs
It certainly seems as though natural gas
could be struck In Springfield. The Frev
gas well Is still flowing, and there is that
well In Pike township, which flowed so
magnificently tw enty ) ears ago. The ow n
ers have strong hopes of Its being success
ful again, and I for one am in favor of
waiting the outcome.
Mr. Oliver S. Kelly was also seen by a
reporter and expressed himself as eaer,
naturally, to see Springfield supplied with
natural gas. He realized, however, that
the pipe-line plan would be an expensive
and hazardous one. "If we can strike gas
in Pike township, as the owrers of the old
well near Northampton jnmise," cor
tinuedMr. Kelly, with enthusiasm, "or
anywhere else within twelve miles of
Springfield, it would be a magnificent
thing wouldn't It; lay all pipe-line pro
jects In the shade
No formal conclusion was reached at the
consultation yestetday, and the matter is
left In an indeterminate condition. The
Republic has simply given the news in the
above, and the expressions on both sides of
the question. It certainly does not design
to discourage the enterprise, and is entlrelj
without attitude In the case, beyond that
embodied in Its advocacy of what Is best
for the city. This principle Is eternal with
it The matter will come up in council to
night TOUCHINC TRIBUTE.
A Daughter'. Ueautlrul Memorial of Ilrr
Near Shelbina, Mo., Mrs. Nancy LeffeL
wife of Mr. John C. I.effel.-departed this
life January 20th, after only a few days
sickness having taken cold whi'h termin
ated In pneumonia of the lumgs. She had
nearly all her life enjoyed remarkably good
health. Mrs. Leffel was the mother of ten
children, six of whom are living: Mrs.
Franklin, Mrs. Waldron, of Missouri; Mrs.
Washington Obenchaln. of Springfield.
Ohio; Messrs. Levi Leffel. Daniel J. Leffel,
of .Missouri; and Mr. W. N Leffel, former
ly of Springfield. Ohio. She leaves fifteen
grand children and four great-grand chil
Mrs. Leffel was born April 21th. ISOs
and, therefore, was aged 77 vears. s
months and 20 daj-s. Mr. and Mrs. Leffel
were married October 12, 1S2S, by the Rev
Saul HInkle, in Clark county, Ohio. Celts
brated their golden wedding October 12.
1878 at Hannibal. Mo. She tried to bear
with Christian resignation the loss of hei
son, Mr. Seth V. Leffel. who fell from the
Burnett house. Cincinnati. Ohio, ami was
instantly killed May 2, 18S3. Mrs. Leffel
was the very embodiment of love, sympa
thy and charity. None knew her but to
love her. Beside the sick and distressed,
there was always a healing balm emanating
from her presence that seemed to say, "Oh.
what means this sadness; pray that we
may part In gladness." Mrs. Leffel de
parted as she had lived, resigned, peaceful
It seems I hear my dear mother chide!
To come and watch the parting breath.
And to bestow on me her last earthly bless-
Her first-born: my guardian so long on earth
flow memory wande's back to days of yore.
When beams of love thy counsels were;
Oh. let me see thee In that beauteous clime.
In that bright throne, oh Cod, forever Thine
Thou bast gained the glorious prize.
rtiw mou suaic rest in Faradlse;
Let tby gentle hand be a beacon from xhnre
Still transmit thy transcendant love!
Dear Father, the one you've loved so long.
From this earthly life her charms are gone.
Now Hie may lengthen out this weary chain
Her spirit will linger round us till wa meet
Brothers and sisters, how we will miss hei
To hear her sweet voice and feel her warn
tears our cneKs bedew.
Who can ever (111 this precious meeting?
Only our dear, dearisother. so kind and true
0b, how can I bid thee ire .i. my a, ling
Then still hold the golden llguC
Which led our Infant feet, j"
-Until the-faimly bind In heaven m;et
From ber bereaved daughter,
Elizabetu Leffel Obenciiain.
Springfield. O.. Jan. 27, 1887.
I'rosramme to be tendered During; It.
Three Days' Session, Wednesday, Thurs
day and rriday, February ptb, loth and
The Clark county Fanners' Institute will
be held In the upper room of the court
house, in this city, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday, February ;9tb, 10th. and 11th.
The programmes to be observed are excel
lent as to make-up, and a wide range ot
useful information will be developed. The
attendance promises to be very large. Fol
lowing Is the order of exercises to be fol
lowed: Wednesday-, Otii First D.va.
Farmers will be called on to jrive their ex
perlence. "How to prevent Hogs from taking
the Cholera, aad how to treat them after the
attack ot the disease."
Discussion . .Opened bv John Klhllnirer
"How to obtain the best results from our
v.ornCrop Fed toCjttle" - .
Hon. Wm. s. Foster, I rban. 0
TiiunsusY, iotii Second Day.
Question "Sheep as a Meat Producer."
.. . Dr. Hazzard. Springfield. 0
"How are the farmer. Mteianlc and Wage
Worker affected by the present lariu '
Uon. John Q. smith, Clinton Co.. O
FniDAY. 11th Tiiiiid Day.
, - Mrs. boen f killings
"Should the Higher Uranches be taught In
our Public schools?" .
.(leorge Arthur. Esq.. Sprinjirieid. 0
Farmers and citizens are cordially invited
to meet at 9 o'clock a. in., and l o'clock p.
m., at which time the meetings will be
called to order.
ARRESTED FOR BASTARDY.
Larry Vfel.h, the YYell.Kuuwn Uall Player,
Accused on a 3erlou;Charjce.
Monday afternoon, a girl named Gertie
Powers, swore out an affidavit in 'Squire
llreckeundge s court, charging Larry
Welsh, the well-known base ball pla)er,
with bastard). Miss Powers is a very at
tractive girl and told her story in a calm.
straight-forward way. Her parents do not
live here, but she has been a resident of
Springfield for three years past, acting as a
domestic in the family of a w-Il-knovvn
Limestone street merchant Miss Powers
charges that the fatal step occurred pist a
a j ear ago, that her child was born lite
last fall, but lived only four weeks. Miss
Powers was about to have Welsh arrested
before the birth of the child, but he jumped
the town and she knew nothing of his
whereabouts. After the death of the child.
Welsh supposed ever) thing had blow n ov er.
and returned to the city. He was arrested
by Constable Vanderburg last evening at
Frank Triesche's saloon on Market street
Curtis's old sLind where he tends bar. He
was released on 5500 bail, .which was put
up for his appearance today by his brother.
Win. Welsh. The trial is tn progress this
afternoon, before Justice Hreckeundge.
At 10 p. in. last (Monday) evening, Jan
uary 31, Mrs. Nellie 31., wife of Alvey
Reese, died at her residence, Xo. 11 west
T iltartir ati-MAt Vnn.r.1 n.tll .nt.A 1
.,....j ..-..v.... . uul.m, m uko place I
Wednesday at 1 p. m. from the house. '
Services at SL Raphael church. Interment.
on LAgunua. i
4S AXD 50 LIMESTONE ST.
Take pleasure in calling the at
tention of the ladies to their
in Cambric, Nainsook and Pique
Cloth", and in quality irom the
lowest tn finest grades. Torchoa
tnil jledicis Lats in ereat va
riety. New White Goods, plala
-mil fancy. Novelties in Apron
OoorlB, entirely new. Frillings,
Pulilngs, Tuckings, &c.
-Bargains in all "Winter
SUGAR CURED HAMS,
SHOULDER and BACON.
PURE LEAF LARD!
For Family Um.
W. Grant' sSons
1 6 E. High Street.
MOVING ! i
Accounts ot Banks. Bankers and Corson
'ir facilities for COLLECTIONS are exeel
entaniwe re-discount tor Banks when bal-
Bostou is a Reserve City, and balaneea wlta
sf-nm Banks not located In other Reserve
.t:esi count as a reserve.
We draw our own Exchange on London ana
-he Continent, and make Cable transfers and
dace money by telegraph throughout the Ual
ced states and Canada.
liovernment Bonds boueht and sold. and Ex
ihances tn Washington made for Banks wlti
jut extra charge.
We have a market for prime first-class In
stmentSecurltles, and Invite proposals front
states. Counties aud Cities when itialni
We do a general Banking business. and In.
As.l P. POTTER, President.
.(). W. YVOllK, Cashier.
HOME BRAND TOMATOES,
Home Brand String- Beans,
Home Brand Lima Beaas,
Thebest 20c Canned Peaches in the dtr
for the money. A full line of all other
Canned Gools at low prices. Triumph
Asparagus first quality, warranted to be as
fine as any ever packed.
IUckvvheat Floor, strictly pure.
Maple Sjrup, straight goods.
Best Clover Honey. 20c per pound.
Celebrated Pioneer Brand Ojgterg.
Fresh Fish aud Ponltrj. I
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
10 AND 18 EAST UIOU STRKXT,
Free Dellrery. Telephone 43.
CI Vt U VI ECII.VN ICAL AND MINING OC
IMNKEKIX; at the Rensselaer Pol ytaclt
nie Institute, Troy, v. v. The oldest engi
neering school In America. Next term begins
i list of the graduates for the past 61 yean.
with their positions, also course ot study, re
inlrements. expenses, etc Candldatea from
a dlstance.or thoseliving In distant states, try
sDecial examinations at their homes, or at
such schools as tbey may be attending, may
letermme the question of admission wlthent
visiting Troy. For register and rail laformt
tlon address DtTin.M Dim. Director
OR. J. C. OLDHAM,
OPERATIVE DENTISTRY A
N. 9 E. Main Straet,