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Whiiiotoi. Veb . Ohio:
Kir weather; higher temper
ature. SPRINGFIELD, O., )
February' 9, 1SS7. j
We start the new year with :
Boys' knee pant suits, $1.50,
worth every cent of the price
and a little more.
Hoys' knee pant suits, $2 ;
reasonably good looking,
strong and serviceable.
Boys' knee pant suits, $3 ;
styles and patterns over and
over again ; corduroys,
checks, mixtures, etc.
Men's and youths' overcoats,
$S ; choice from probably fifty
different patterns ; odds and
ends from broken lines which
originally sold for athird more
Boys' shirt waists, 25c ;
figures, stripes, dots, spots,
mixtures. Come and see is
easiery and more satisfactory
than our words on paper.
Children's cape overcoats,
S3 ; a good many to pick
from, and be satisfied over.
Four-ply 2,000 linen collars,
2 for 25c ; cuffs, 20c and 25c
a pair ; none better at any
price : many poorer.
Scarlet lambs-wool half hose
35c, as long as the stock lasts.
Camel's hair, 40c, plenty.
Undershirts or drawers, 25
cents, that'll never be found at
this figure after this lot is
Gossamer rubber ccats, $1
and $1.50, reduced from $2
and $2.50; it's the time to buy
when we call you.
Heavy rubber coats, $2.50
Pantaloons of hefts suited
to exactly the weather at
prices one profit below any
competition from our own
manufacturing and retailing at
Springfield's Only One Price
Will And these forms at the
BUTTER1GK PATTERH OFFICE,
So. IS S. Limestone St.
N. E. C. WHITNEY,
Solicitor ol American and Foreign
IS ALL riTIXT X1TTIU.
Room 5 Arcade Building,
r.riarh JUmrirt: Washington. D.C.; Lou
ion hng.. Paris, Franc.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
t l'j uuu
-Eooms In Bu:Mngbam'fBulldlug.oTeri
peelalittenttou given to the preserving o
RICKS AND STRIKES.
Fifteen Hundred Silk Men Go Out at Pat
terson, New Jersey Walk-Outs
Ills Strike Off t l'llUl.nrc ! Tlinu.auil
Mm Oo to Work w Vork Mrike
Ov rr-Congressional Tribute
to John A. l.ogin.
Bv the Allocated Press.
r.vTKit-ox, X. .1.. Feb. St. A general
strike of silk dyers has begun here. They
demand SI per week more pay and that
fifty-live hours constitute a week's work.
About I,.f00 hand-, are out.
CollgrrMlonal Tribute to .lolm A. I-ngiip.
Wamhnotox. Feb. !. Skmatk. Every
seat In the senate gallery except those re
served for the diplomatic corps, the family
of the president and representatives of the
press associations, was filled this morning
when the senate was called to order. Mrs.
T-opin and her son. daughter and friends.
to the number ot twenty-live, occupied
seaLs in the private gallery. The chaplain
in his prayer alluded to Senator I.ogan,
asking that those who turned from the open
grave with sympathizing hearts might ever
be tilled with the spirit of Him who was
touched with a feeling of human infirmi
ties. As soon as the journal was read Mr Cul-
loiu rose and ottered a resolution to the
effect that as an additional mark of resjH-ct
to the memory of John A. Logan, long sen
ator from the state of Illinois, and a dis
tinguished member of this lody. business
be now suspended in order that the triends
and associates of the deceased may pay a
fitting tribute to his public and private ser
vices!. He then proceeded to address the
senate. He was followed by Mr. Morgan,
Sir. Edmunds and others.
He Wait a Itachelor anil Nobody Knew
What llr Dill With It.
ltuTox, Mass., Feb. 9. John C. l-elgh-
ton, for nineteen years clerk of the muni
cipal criminal court of this city, is short in
his accounts to a large amount The exact
sum w ill not be known until an expert now
engaged on the books completes his labors.
It Is stated, however, by City Auditor
Dade, that they will be perhaps S200.000,
or more. lA'Ightou went out ot the oluce a
short time ago. What he did with all his
money, is a mystery" to his friends. His
habits of life were not extravagant and he
had no family. His salary was 3,000.
B0MB-THR0WINC Ir FRANCE.
1'ollre Officer in Two Citie. Suffer Se
Lyons. Feb. 3. Two bombs were simul
taneously exploded today In front of the
police headquarter's ofb.ee In this city. The
bombs struck against the railing and wete
thus prevented from expending their force
on the buildings. At St, Etenne station,
thirty-two miles south of Lyons, a Iiomb
was thrown at the police station. It ex
ploded outside of the office, but with such
force that three of the officers within the
building were Injured. Eight men have
been arrested for alleged complicity in the
Killed Iii Own Aon.
St. Josei-ii, Mo Feb. J. Henry Hix. a
farmer living twelve miles west of this city.
has been arrested and placed In jail here.
charged with an assault with intent to kill
his own son. He gives the following ver
sion of the affair: "Last night I proposed
to give my youngest child a dose of qut
nlue. My son William interfered and w e
quarreled. His mother came to his assist
ance, and they threw me down and com-
mensed beating me. beeing that I was
getting the worst of it I drew my knife
and stabbed my son in the abdomen." The
boy was mortally wounded and cannot
The llreat Strike lu the Kant Almo-i
Thing of the l'jiL.
New Toiik. Felt !. Thenumberof men
standing idle on the corners of streets along i
river fronts have asjumed almost their nor- I
mal appearance. Though it requires a
larger number of men to do the work now '
than formerly. steamloat and railroad pier
managers ail claim that business is as good i
as before the strike and that freight Is l-
Ing moved with the utmost facility. Steam-:
ers now leave on advertised time and the !
jam of freight on the railroad piers no lon
Monroe, Miclu, Feb. !. The ltaislu j
river was never so high as it was esterday.
The water began rising yesterday morning, I
and people were called out of bed by the
ringing of the fire bells, to look after the r j
property. ith the water came an ice
gorge, swept away Macomb bridge
last evening. It was an iron structure and
cost 5f0,000. Many residences have been
flooded, and several jieople were re-cued
with difficulty. ltailroad bridges are
watched all night by the employes of the
All About Pitt Smith.
Coi.riiit', Feb. 9. Pitt Smith has bail
another conversation with Detectivellumph-1
reys, of Cleveland. In which he stated that I
he received his injuries in a light with a I
man named Perry" in a saloon on St Clair j
street Cleveland, superintendent Schmitt,
of Cleveland, telegraphed here that Smith's
story Is correct ad rising that he be re
leased. A few minutes later Sheriff Saw
yer, of Cleveland, telegraphed that he "did
believe the story of Smith and a-ked that
he be held until bis ai rival lixlay. Smith is
still lu custody.
Cincinnati, Feb. 'J. The auditing com
mittee of the Iron Moulders' association of
North America made its quarterly inspec
tion today of the accounts of President
Fitzpatrick and found all correct. They
report no trouble in the association at any
place in the United States or Canada.
The National Association of Pajier Hag
and Satchel Hottom manufacturers are in
session here to regulate production and to
revise their list of prices.
South Wkymoitii, Mass., Feb. 9. The
The employes of Fogg, Shaw, Thayer &
Co., boot and shoe manufacturers, ieft
work this rooming. Two of the number
were black-listed and the others were
ordered out by the master workman of tie
district The strikers number about oi.e
All Illcht In London and Vienna.
London", Feb. a. A linn tone prevails
for American securities and other foreign
Paihs, Feb. 9. The bourse is weak.
Hkki.in", Feb. 9. The Iwiirse Is weak.
ViKNSA, Feb. 9. The bourse Is firm.
sqxThotlnauri Men io to Work.
Pirrsr.rnr.. Feb. 9. The strike of 0.000
Moiiongahela ri er coal miners is practically
s 'ttled, and vrk will be resumed in nearly
all mines in the first second anil third pools
tomorrow at a rate decided iiiwmi by the
Miners' National Exwutive board.
A Substantial Grleinnre.
Boston, Mass., Feb. 9 The employes
of the Cambridge horse railroad hav e de
cided to tie up tlie road. Their grievance
is that the new time table does not enable
them to do their 10 hours work iu 1-, as
provided by the company.
seronil Seiwlon Korty. Ninth Conres.
Washington-, Feb. S. Senate. Mr.
Ingalls presented a memorial of citizens of
Xew Lexington, Ohio, asking the initiation
of negotiations for the acquisition of Cana
da. Keferred to the committee on foreign
Mr. (libson introduced a bill for the
purchase of a picture of Andrew Jackson
on trial before Judge Hall in New Orleans
in ISIS. Inferred to the committee on library-Mr.
Vest introduced a bill to authorize
the construction of a bridge over the Mis
souri river nrar Lexington, Mo. Keferred
to the committee on commerce.
The senate then proceeded to (he con
sideration of the bouse bills on the calen
dar. The following bills were passed: For the
settlement of accounts with the Mobile and
Ohio railroad company; to prohibit any offi
cer, agent or servant of the government
hiring or contracting out the labor of pris
oners; to amend the statutes in relation to
the immediate transportation of dutiable
At J oVIock the unfinished business, the
Kads bill, went over until Thursday.
The senate bill for securing statistics of
the extent and value of the vessel fisheries
of the United States was passed.
The house bill relating to the importing
and landing of mackerel caught during the
spawning season was taken up. During
the discussion on the bill Mr. Edmunds pre
sented a reri from the commissioner of
fisheries as to complaints from owners of
vessels of ill treatment on the Canadian
coast showing sixty-seven cases in addi
tion to those reported to the state depart
ment Ordered printed.
On motion of Mr. Hoar, an amendment
was adopted postponing the period when
the bill is to take effect from March 1, ls7.
to .March 1, 18SS.
Without disposing of the bill the senate
went Into secret session and soon adjourned.
Hoi-sk. Mr. Cox, (S. C), from the
committee on civil service reform, rexirted
a bill fixing the salaries of the civil service
commissioners at S5.O00 per annum. Ke
ferred to the committee of the whole.
In the morning hour Mr. Hammond.
((Ja.). on behalf of the committee on e
enditures in the department of justice.
called up the bill relating to the coniensa-
tion of United atates attorneys, marshals
and commissioners. It abolishes the fee
system and substitutes the salary system of
Pending action the morning hour ex
pired. Under the special order the floor
was accorded to the committee on foreign
affairs, and the house went into committee
of the whole (Mr. McMillen. of Tennessee.
In the chair) on the senate bill to indemify
certain subjects of the Chinese empire for
losses sustained by the violence of a mob at
Kock Springs. Wyoming Territory, on Sep
tember 2, 1SS.1. Passed.
The house then passed the senate bill
prohibiting the imortation of opium into
the United States by any subject of the
emperor of China.
The house passed the bill to carry into
effect the international convention of March
4, ISM, for the protection of sub-marine
-Mr. McCreary (Ky.) called up the bill
authorizing the president of the United
StMe to arrange for a conference for the
purjmse of promoting arbitration and en
couraging reciprocal commercial relations
between the United States of America and
the republics of Mexico, Central and South
America and the empire of ltraziL
Mr. Phelps (N. J.) congratulated the
friends of peace and ,progress that the bul
let had not destroyed this measure which
hail destroyed the administration which in
aucurated it. Six years ago, in order to
accomplish this same purpose, to promote
the system of arbitration and tteinerese
intercourse with the southern republics.
President Garfield's administration bad
pursued the same course that was minted
out In the bill.
Pending action the house took a recess,
the evening session to be for the delivery of
.second SeMlon, Sixtr.uientli General A
enibly. Coi.ujuifs, Feb. 8. Senate. The
follow ing bill was introduced: Mr. O'Neil,
supplementary to section 3245 regulating
the election of officers by incorporated
A special message from Governor For
aker was received, relating to the Cleve
land robbery and the rescue of a prisoner by
desperadoes at Kavenna, with suggestions
that the legislature should take some action
looking to the apprehension of the outlaws
who had murderously assaulted the Cleve
land officers, inflicting wounds from which
they would probably both die. The same
message was read in both brandies and
was followed by resolutions having in view
the carrying out of the suggestions made by
Senator Ely offered the following joint
Resolved, by tlte General Assembly of
the State of Ohio, That In view of the facts
communicated by the governor of the state
in special message respecting the recent at
tempt assassination of Captain Hoehn and
Detective Mulligan, of the Cleveland police
force, at Kavenna, on a public transjwrta
tion line, while engaged in the execution of
a state process the governor be and Is here
bj requested and authorized to offer, in be
half ot the state, for the arrest and convic
tion of the parties engaged in said murder
ous assault, a reward ef 510,000, or a re
ward of S'i.MO for the arrest and convic
tion of any one of said parties.
The message was onlered printed and
the resolution was made a special order
in the senate for 10:SO this Wednes
day morning. The message, with a
similar resolution offered by Mr
Cowgill in the house. was refernd
to the the finance committee.
HocsE. Hills introduced :
Mr. Eutrekin, amending section 39.10 so
that probate courts having established
Secial school districts on appeal they can
not be abolished by a board of education
within two years; Mr Turner, to provide
for the support of soldiers orphans outside
Sailors Orpnans home at Xenia; Mr. Cow
gill, to increase the efficiency of common
pleas courts by rejiealing the special judge
acts in about fifteen districts.
"UNCLE JOHN" VERY ILL.
Coutlsllis Complaint A SllEht Sketch of
a Noted 31 an.
Cincinnati, Feb. 9. Uncle John Kob
inson. proprietor of Kobinson's circus, and
withal tlie greatest showman on earth, has
a severe attack of gout and grave doubts
of his recovery" are entertained. Inquiry at
his residence, on Seventh street yesterday,
elicited tlie information that lie was some
what better, but still very ill.
'Uncle John,'' as he is generally called.
was the son of poverty, and first saw light
at Ltica, N. 1 ., sixty-seven years age
In early childhood he drove canal mules
for a living, went to a circus, became
enamored of the profession, joined it.
and finally became a proprietor in the
business. He has been all over the United
States, but has never taken his .show out of
tlie country. His memory is such that he
can remember the names of blacksmiths
and hotel-keepers in nearly every town he
has visited. About twelve years ago he
built Kobinson's opera house, this city, and
has since stayed off tlie road himself,
though his circus has lieen kept on its
travels. He is worth in round nninliers
S2,roo,000, and lias much valuable real es
tate. Personally he is tall, broad-shouldered,
deep-chested and stalwart. He
wears snow-white beard and hair, has blue
eyes and a ruddy skin. Half the town
knows him by sight
It is very probable that the C C. G. vet
eran corps banquet ou Washington's birth
day will be held at the St James.
THE CITY FATHERS.
A Small Attendance and No Business cf
Great Importance Transacted Some
thing on the Gas Question.
Iloaril of KxitinlnerM of Inaerure anil Un
safe lliillilings AppolntetlMlnahan
1'renentM a Tour Thoimaml
Dollnr Clnlm NfHi.
The city council met in regular weekly
session with the president in the chair and
ten members answering to their names, as
follows: Ackerson, Hurnett, Funk, Kid
der, Korn, Michael, Netts, Prince, Tehan
and the president. Mr. Kapp afterwards
The mlnutesof the previous meeting were!
rcad and approved.
lty the clerk Mayor's report for Decern
Amount collected tioin fines
lly same Communication from Cham
pion Hotel company, asking permission to
excaate three feet into the sidewalk on the
south or High street side of the Lagonda
lio'i-c building, located on the northwest
corner of High and Limestone streets, said
evcavation to commence about six (6) feet
from the said comer and to extend along
the south line of said building a distance of
14" feet, to have a good wall and to lie pro
tected by an iron railing; said excavation to
le made for the purpose of lighting, venti
lating and giting entrance to the basement
of said building. Keferred to committee on
lty same Communication from the chief
of police, slating that permits bed been
granted to the Climax club and Unexpected
club, to sell ale, wine and beer at their balls
to tie held at Anzinger's hall, February 10.
and Mozart's hall, February "ii, respective
A OAsEOIV I.EtTEi:.
The president stated that he hail re
ceived a communication which he wished
the clerk to read. Put in something like
readable Miape. the letter is as follows:
Kenton, O., Feb. T, 1SST.
II". & Thomiin:
Sin 1 learn you want natural gas. Al
low me to give you a pointer. What do
you want to go to Findlay or Mercer county
for it and spend four or five millions for
when you cm get all you want In twenty or
twenty-live miles from the heart of your
At Findlay tlie gas vein appears to be
narrow. At Howling Green they failed.
At Fostoria they failed. They learned
something and went midway between, at
Hlooni, and got all they want This gas
vein runs across the state. I can and have
follow tsl it one half across. It I-, crooked
like a stream of water at Findlay and
If loom, and the same reef is where I have
descrilied, with same features. A man can
not go Into any of the mineral fields and
dig down anywhere and get what he wants.
Neither can he drill. The fact is, self
interest lias to., much to do witli this ques
tion. Can prove all herein contained. I
suggest you make one more effort to get in
where 1 say. All I ak is the commission
in it--no gas, no money for me. However,
I am certain to be right
I have given this a constant study since
I $73. knowing it could not long remain dor
mant I have contended here for it, but
was overruled. Now they are getting ready
to go down with another well on my theory,
and will succeed. I repeat, it is on the
Findlay reef. 1 can pn
ove it to tlie satis- I
faction of any candid man. ery respect
fully. Jas. A. Cam.e.
2 W. I).. Kenton, O.
Keferred to committee on light
ItKPOKT.s OF COMMITTEES.
By Mr. Korn, from committee on sew
erPay ordinance for 514.07. Passed.
lty Mr. Burnett, from police committee
Pay ordinance for S20.05. Passed.
By Mr. Korn From committee on fire
department Pay ordinance to
Fire i:tlngulsher Mfg. Co-. Chicago .I1.4I9 ft)
('. 11. llulchins. harness 2 15
J. t. Kidder, horse shoes VI U0
Total 51.53 li
By same A resolution ordering the com
mittee on tiro department to have a tel
ephone placed in the Lagonda fire engine
lly Mr. Netts, from committee on claims
Pay ordinance to It M. Gelwicks, ser-geant-at-arnis.
The clerk read the following communica
tion from I). F. Minahan, by Wallace .t
Coleman, his attorneys:
To the City Council ot the City of Springfleld.
Gentlemen The undersigned presents
to your honorable body the following
claims, which he represents are due him
from sain city, ami wnicn lie hopes may,
after the consideration thereof by council,
be allowed hiiii out of the public treasury
of said city:
rirst Balance due him on hnal estimate
of tlie city engineer, as hied January 12.
lss5. for 2.500 lineal feet of sheeting left
in tlie Limestone street sewer, at SI per
foot 52,500, with interest thereon from
March 1. 1SS5. 5290.82
Second. For 574 yards of gravel at 10c
per yard, 557.40 furnished the city at the
request and order of the street committee.
and William Mills, street
and distributed ou Klce street this
during and between the months of Septem
ber and December, 1SS4.
Third. For 23:1 yards of gravel at 30
cents jht yard. Si9 90. This was hauled
and distributed by claimant, on Maple
street by order of street committee, during
tlie months of September and December,
1SSI, and Interest, SIC.Ort.
Fourth. For 1,000 bricks delivered Janu
ary l. 1Ss5, by order of council for
the catch basin on the east side of Lime
stone street sewer, between Monroe and
Union street, and a stone cover for same,
Fifth. Balance due on catch basins at the
corners of Main and Center and Columbia
and Center streets, 5200. With interest on
same from December 1, 18S5, 514.24.
Sixth. Balance due on tiual estimate of
city engineer, for tlie work on tlie abut
ments at High street bridge, which includes
interest on tlie same from the time tlie same
was allowed by council until Jan. 28, lbS7.
when claimant received the last payment
and also interest on the balance due him at
that date to the present time, 5929.72.
All of which is most respectfully sub
mitted tills ith day of February". 1SS7.
1). F. Minahan.
Keferred to committee on claims.
KEAII1NO F ORDINANCES.
The ordinance accepting a plat of lots
laid out by E. G. Dial, guardian, etc., and
the ordinance dividing tlie Fifth ward into
three precincts, were read a second time.
By Mr. Kidder, tlie following:
ltesolved, I!y the city council of the
citv of Springfield, Ohio, that Azel 11.
Smith. John Beaver and O. X. Bartholo
mew be and they are hereby apjKiinted
memliersof tlie board of examiners of In
secure and unsafe buildings, who. with
tlie mayor, shall constitute such board for
tins city, said members to hold said otlice
at the pleasure of council. Adopted.
By same, instructing to repair crossing
on Market street, between Main and High
streets, in front of the public library room.
By Mr. Korn That the street comiiiis-
slocer be ordered to put in a box culvert
across Harrison street between East street
and Central avenue, and that the sum of
5 15 be set aside to pay for same. Adopted.
By same Proposition of Martin Moran
to grade and gravel tlie sidewalk of Green
mount cemetery for 5230. Keferred.
By same Directing the street commis
sioner to fill up lots Nos. 2,222 and 2,223 In
J, Seegar's second addition in such manner
as shall be necessary to remove therefrom
all stagnant water a;l to keep an aocnunt
and report to council the cost of filling each
of said lots.
This resolution created quite a discus
sion, indulged m by mot of the ineiiiliers
present. Mr. Korn stated that stagnant
pools of water stand on these two lots and
back up, filling ueighlKiriiig cellars, one es
pecially being mentioned as that of a wom
an who has repeatedly suffered from this
cause. The owners, one of whom Is City
Engineer J. I). Moier, have been instructed
by council to hive the filling done, but still
refuse or neglect to do so. -Mr. Prince and
Mr. Tehan thought for council to fill such
private property would lie to set a bad
precedent The sjlicitor being appealed
to. stated that this lesolutinn was in ac
cordance with the law, and in his opinion
the best method of reaching the case in
question. Tlio Fourth ward members, the
president and Mr. Korn insisted on the
matter being urgent and hom-d the mem-
1 ber. would all vote for the resolution. The
vote, however, stood S to 3, and the resolu-
J Hon was lost
.' Ill Tr Xttj Tltit fi.tmiiiltt,M nn tttiMl..
buildings be. instructed to advertise for
Ians for the city building and market
, house, archlbs?ts to furnish their own de-
Uy same That the city clerk be directed
'" contract for tlic lithographing of the 150
liomLs for market house and market house
site purjoses. Adopted.
By same Ordering the property-owners
on both sides of Western avenue, between
Main street and Maiden lane, to pave with
brick the sidewalks abutting on their prop
erty within ninety days. Keferred.
By same Ordering the street commis
sioner to construct and place a wooden cul
vert across Main street on the west side of
Park street to drain a large pond of water
constantly standing on the south side of
Main street between Park and Isabella
streets, and setting aside S15 to pay for
In this case the water stands In the gut
ter, but some of the friends of the Harrison
street case got even bv voting "No," and
the resolution was lost by the same vote.
By the clerk, for the president That
modern crossings be placed at once, as fol
lows: One across Southern avenue, west
side of Pearl street: one across Grand ave
nue, west side of Pearl street: and that iron
rovers be placed on crossings between
Limestone and Market streets across Main
street and that 3n0 be set aside to pay for
Council then adjourned.
CHAUTAUQUA FOR 1887.
Secretary Y. A. Ounran Hakes Arrange.
lueiiM for the Seaonn.
Secretary W. A. Duncan, of Syracuse,
New York, hxs made the preliminary ar
rangements for the Chautauqua meetings of
the season of IsS", which will open the 2d
of July and continue through two months.
Advertising circulars for the assembly have
been out for some weeks, and the returns
in the way of Inquiries lead the secretary
to entertain sanguine hopes for next sea
son's attendance at the Chautauqua grounds.
The force of the management will be di
rected to 'ecuring the presence of hundreds
of public school teachers for the Schools
of Languages and Teachers' Ketreat. and
the finishing touches are being given plans
lor tlie llMiitauqna University building.
which will be arranged to accommodate the
Schools of Languages. It will have a front
age of lfiO feet, overlooking the lake from
the highest portion of the grounds, nrar
where the roller coaster has been located
for two seasons nat Lnnil wilt tu mir-
ihased for ahuge reeryuir In the.Mlls weot
ot tlie assembly grounds, and preparations
made for thorough systems of water works
land sewers. Dr. J. II. Vincent chancellor
I of - hautaiiqua. is still in Limine, and it Is
expectot mat, rresiuent Lewis .Miner, of
Akron, will join him soon for a trip to the
One of the features of the programme
this year will be a series of lectures on
economic subjects by Kicliard T. Ely, pro
fessor of sditical economy in the Johns
Hopkins university at Baltimore.
Dr. J. G. Townsend's Likewood school
of the new theology will open about the
first of August and remain in session two
The annual regatta of the National asso
ciation of Amateur Oarsmen will beheld
on Chautauqua lake July 20 and 27 next
The Chautauqua Lake Boat club will raise
S2.000 for prizes and to meet expenses ex
pected of them by the association. The
largest crowd that ever v is'ned the lake is
looked for, and preparations are already
making on a large scale for the event.
THE ANNUAL CONVENTION
Of the Yfiilng Men Christian Association
Meets To-morrow at Xenia.
About thirty of the Wittenberg students
will attend the annual meeting of the
Young Men's Christian Association of the
state, beginning to-morrow at Xenia. The
Wittenberg delegation will leave for that
place at 3:25 to-morrow afternoon and re
main until the close of the session, next
Monday. Between r,00 and 40(1 delegates
jareexp'ectid from the state at large, all of
wtmm wjn t)e kindly entertained free of
charge by the citizens of Xenia. An unus-
uany interesting convention is expected,
I ami the time will doubtless be profitably
T Wiitpnlienr collere snnoorts a slrnna- .ts.
sociation. and it Is rather surprising that a
city like Springfield should have allowed
it, V M C V In utttlrfK- ,!!. out in It
lni,..t. Dayton li'as an association which
; ,a, jUst completed tlie dedication of a very
handsome 550.000 building, erected for the
association by the liberality of her benevo
lent Christian citizens. Would it not be
well for the young men of Springfield to
again look over the ground and see if mi
association can not lie again established in
this city and sustained? There is certainly
a hig work awaiting such an organization
which tlie churches cannot fully meet
W. C. T. I". Contention.
The convention of tlie W. C. T. U.. of
Clark county, will lie held Thursday. Feb
ruary 17, in Teinperauco hail, beginning
promptly at 10 a. in.
Order of exercises Singing, devotional
exercises, by Mrs. Jas. Kyle; 10:20, ad
dress of welcome, by Miss Nettle Ogden:
10:30, resiKinse, by Miss Jennie Neal, of
Lagonda; 10:40, report of secretary and
treasurer of different unions; 11:15, report
of superintendents or various departments.
Afternoon session, opening 2 p. in., sing
ing; devotional exercises led by Mrs. John
Huinbarger, of Enon; 2:20, paper by Mrs.
Melnv, of Selma, on the necessity of or
ganizing Y. W. C. T. U.'s; 2:30, relation of
the W. C. T. U. to third party prohibi
tion. Tlie following will discuss the same:
Mr. I. H. llollingsworth. of Selma; Mr.
Will C. Dinwiddle. Mr. It. S.,Thompsou.
The follow ing cases were disposed of by
His Honor yesterday afternoon, sever.il
cases being postponed to a future day:
Paul Carter, drunk and disorderly, 51 and
costs; James Kennedy, loitering about a
tippling house, 51, and same, carrying con
cealed weapons, namely, a revolver, 55;
Mollie and Sailie Shane, two street-walkers,
loitering, 55 and costs each.
Card of Thank.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Saialley.'of 129 west
Pleasant street, wish to return their sincere
thanks to many friends for their kindnesses
and courtesies during tlie illness and uion
the death of their daughter, Carrie. The
stricken parents deeply appreciate all that
has been done for them in their time of
trial and hotirof afllictlon.
There will be a special committee meeting
held in tlie hall over Bums & Latterty's
grocery, east Hich street, tomorrow (Thurs
day) ev ening, to which every member of
Olive Branch eommaiidery la not only In
vited but urgently requested to attend.
Jl FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
A Succinct Account of the Opening Ses
sion - Discussion of the Mooted
The Lean hut flnnljr "tan. I shark" of
r'lfty Yenrtt Ago, ami Ills Aitvnntnge
Over the l'orkrr of Todaj'. a .set
Forth by John Kiblinger.
In accordance with the programme here
tofore published in the Keitiimc. the In
itial session of the Clark County Farmers'
institute was held Wednesday fore
noon, Mr. Charles Stewart presi
dent of tlie Springfield Agricul
tural society, presiding. The upper
court-room had lieen abundantly provided
with chairs, in anticipation of a large at
tendance, and had otherwise lieen made
comfortable, even to cheerfulness. But con
trary to the general exectation especially
so U'cause of the fine and bracing weather
the attendance at 10:30 was quite limited,
but Increased with encouraging steadiness
up to the noon adlournmeiit
At 10:40 Mr. Stewart rapped for order,
and, after brielly setting forth the alms and
objects of the Farmers' Institute, stated
that after a musical selection, the first
topic for discussion voiiid be, "How to
prevent hogs from taking the cholera, and
how to treat them after the attack of the
disease." said discussion to lie ocned by
Stepping forward, as the last strains of
the piano died away, Mr. Kibllnger, a
portly, gray-haired old gentleman, spoke in
substance as follows :
"Looking back some fifty years for the
disease now known as hog cholera, I find it
not In those days we had the old woods
hog the 'land shark' and a queer kind of
a hog it was, too. A light-weight animal,
with arching spine, and a head that seemed
almost as big as its body. It was
but seldom one attained a weight
beyond 200 pounds. But as time rolled on,
wo thought we wanted something better
and we got it We crossed, and we re
crossed, until everyone had the big-hog
craze. Everybody wanted the heaviest
and so in a short time we brought the aver
age up to 400 or 500 pounds, and stout
healthy fellows at that with robust consti
tutions that baffled disease. Mark this:
We never thought of feeding them under
eighteen months or two years of age, but
allowed them to range the woods and
we had no such thing as hog cholera.
"Then somebody thought we must have
something different something that we
need not keep over winter. Result: Brood
sows but six months old, whose off-spring
were of weak constitution. And into these
we could fairly push the corn literallv
stuffing them. Now we have mere bunches
or bundles of fat and flesh, with no bone or
muscle, and utterly lacking the strength to
ward off disease.
"So much for the present hog. Now to
the question in hand 'Hog cholera and its
prevention.' From what comes this fatal
disease? My theory' Is this: It Is nothing
more nor less than a sixties of malarial
fever. Many farmers have provided their
farms with jmnds, believing them to bejust
the thing for their hogs, affording them wa
ter and wallow at once. That is where
they make their mistake. By July or
August the watei In the ponds Is scarce
and the Utile left Is veriest filth, breeding
disease. The hogs there contract the ma
laria, or cholera, just as you chose to call
it their weak constitutions making them
easy victims. When we get the ponds we
have the cholera with it
"Go back to the old stout-framed hog.
rugged and healthy drain these ponds and
permit no stagnant water on your place,
and you stamp out hog cholera."
Mr. J. Thomson Warder said: "I
don't fully agree with Mr. Kiblinger. At i
tlie time cholera first attacked my hogs, j
they watered at a spring, on coarse crave!. I
On the other hand, neighbors of mine
whose hogs had access to 'ponds of stag
nant water, carried their stock through un
touched by the disease."
Mr. Snyder advised that good care be
taken of the young pigs that they be kept ;
clean and hearty for three months, by which '
time tuey can stand hardships. "Attend
to our hogs properly, and we shall not be
troubled with cholera," he said.
Mr. Hoop followed, by urgent renuest
He stated he had had no experience with j
hog cholera. His hogs had access to clear,
cold spring water. Had read, and believed. I
that the disease was due to the presence in
the atmosphere of a parasitic insect which
gets into the system and produces cholera.
Advised strongly against ringing hogs
at a time when cholera was in
tlie neighborhood. Also advised that in
watering, the water be pumped and the
trough emptied as soon as the hogs were
through, as the parasites ascended during
the day, coming down at night and resting
on the water, thus finding their way into
the SVstpnis ft th. tmirj A n.ttl,.,- ,nu.1
precautionary measure was to afford the I
hogs fresh rooting space each day. At
first indication of sickness kill the hog; it
would be cheaper in the end.
Quite a number of others spoke briefly
upon the subject in hand. Tlie merits of
the different kinds of feed were discussed,
and many good and practical suggestions
At the conclusion of discussion. Chair
man Stewart put the question as to how
many present had been troubled with hog
cholera two years In succession. There was
but one response.
The discussion seemed to favor the Idea
that while there was no sure preventive,
no unfailing remedy for the disease, yet
that with reasonable care, cleanliness and
plenty of pure water, the ravages of hog
cholera could be to a great extent checked.
At 12 o'clock the institute adjourned un
til 1 p. m.
I. O. O. F. BALL.
Canton Betharil, No. SI, Patriarrh Mill,
tant.to Oirea Soclnl Hall on the Kvening
ot February 14 th.
Canton Hethard, No. 21, Patriarchs Mili
tant, I. O. O. F., will give their first social
ball since their organization at the Knights
of Pythias armory. Union Hall building, on
the evening of St. Valentine's day. Febru
ary 14th. The handsome invitations have
already been Issued and are in tlie hands of
the committee on invitatiou, which consists
of tlie following named gentlemen: J. M.
Knote, C. C. Fried and M. M. Kaufman.
Tlie committee on arrangements Ls "quite
piquant and under their management an
exceptionally enjoyable evening is guaran
teed. 1 he programme of dances is very
well made up. ami a good floor committee
has been chosen. The admission will be
one dollar a couple.
Buckeye Club Meeting nutl Election o
The regular weekly meeting of the Buck
eye Club to-night is one of profound 'm-
lortance, as the annual election ot officers
will be held The attendance of every
member is earnestly urged.
City I'lgmi Slumt.
A number of members of tlie Springfield
Shooting club will hold a practice clay
pigeon shoot tnmorfuw (Thursday) at the
l'errin range. This is tlie first of tlie season
and is looked uion with !uu:h interest.
lmortant 'utt From Columbus.
Coi.i'Miit's, Feb. .. The Coal Oper
ators' committee ou scale retorted this
forenoon that all had agreed to an advance
on present prices of mining except IVnti
sjlvania. Tlie Ohio senate adopted by unanimous
vote the joint resolution to oiler a reward
of 510,000 for the apprehension of the train
outlaws at IJavenna. The resolution, after
a long discussion Iu the house, was defeated
by a vote of 40 to 45.
ItllntI Tom, the riirtmmenul PlanUt A
Nlltllt OIT The Ji.llJ IMthtlnilrrs llouit
Lat night at tlie Grand opera house Ezra
F. Kendall and his company gave a second
performance of "A Pair of Kids." It was
witnessed by a fair audience.
III. 1 Nil TOM.
Tonight at Black's ora house, that
musical phenomenon. Blind Tom, will give
oneot his remarkable concerts. His per
formances on tlie piano have mvstilied the
most eminent ot musical critics, and his
faultless execution has challengtd their ad
miration. Music lovers should not miss tins
opjiortiinitv to hear him. The Pittsburg
"The entertainment is far from being de
void of humor: Ids spelling by sound
of such words as Mii-exxplick-ake-a-billy-ley'
is side-splitting in the extreme. Then
to hear him play "Yankee Doodle' with one
hand. 'Fisher's Hornpipe' Willi the nghl
hand, singing, 'Trump, Tramp. Tramp. all
witli the most perftct and consummate
skill at the same time is extraordinary.
lib Imitations of everything tint his sound
is most extraordinary and unaccountable."
"A NII1IIT OFK."
In securing a return of O. It. Sheppard's
company in "A Night Off." Manager Wald
iiun made a great hit for it is without
doubt a company of the cleverest artists
that have ever been seen in Springfield. Of
the play much has already been said. It is
a bright, crisp, clean-cut comedy, irresisti
bly funny, and written in Augustin Daly'
best style. It will be given at Black's to
morrow (Thur-dayl night. The Detroit
Free Pre? says:
The mechanism of the performance could
not well be improved, while the author's
treatment of the subject and use of situa
tions is intenslv comic and entirely clean
In a word "A Night Off" is wholesome fun.
in an atmosphere of refinement, served with
a piquant sauce and conceded by all who
partake of it to be a most palatable product
of dramatic cookery. The play-goers of
Detroit are in Mr. Sheppsrd's debt for a
very excellent entertainment as racy as
it is clean, as ingenious as it is natural,
and as full of wit as it is swift ot move
ment JOI.I.V PATIiriNIlElls.
On Friday and Saturday nights Kent
frow's Jolly Pathfinders will appear at
Black's. The Ashtabula Record says of
Bentf row's Pathfinders were greeted with
a good-sized audience at the opera house
last ulght and they kept their hearers con
vulsed with mirth from the time the curtain
went up until it was rung down on tlie
close. Taken altogether, the performance
was an enjoyable one, and we are sure
those present would be glad to welcome the
At the Grand Friday and Sitnrdiv.
February 11th and 12th; matinee. Saturday
at 2 p. m. The strength and weakness ot
human nature is wonderfully c ntrasted in
IIoo!m.in Blind. There Is within almost
every element of the tragic and the comic
which goes to make the real as well as w
mimic world, and in its play upon the vary
ing forces which constitute this life itdraws
mast heavily upon the sympathies.
It Is the story of a well mated, happily
wedded young man, who, notwithstanding
his sublime love for and confidence in hi
wlfe, trusted to his senses and believed her
to be unfaithful because he thought he saw
her in the arms of another. Her denials,
her solemn protestations of Innocence, were
nothing beside the evidence cf his own eyes,
and, believing himself rather than her. the
living tragedy begins. He leaves her and
goes to London. She follows, and In the
great city endeavors to support herselt and
her boy. He determines at last to end his
misery by plunging into the Thames, but at
the foot of Cleopatra's Needle he meets a
woman, likewise bent on self-destruction.
The woman jumps into the river, from
which he rescues her, then to discover that
she is the sister of his wife, and by the
woman's own confession he learns that she
was the party to the scheme of c scoundrel,
iu which she had impersonated innocently
and by chance the sister whom she had
never seen and of whose existence she had
At the close the villian gets his just de
serts in the most dramatic and pleasing
manner. It can be truthfully said that In
Its development of lines, of situations and
of purposes: In its unfolding of joys and
miseries, of heartaches and heart-gladness,
the story of Hoodman Blind is one of the
most continuously effective, entertaining
and dramatic that has been presented on
the stage in many years.
REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
Initiatory Meeting at the Club Room
Lant Might The W.,rk Mapped Out.
The newly organized republican central
committee had an informal meeting last
(Tuesday) evening in the new club rooms.
Buckingham block. The headquarters are
very cosily and comfortably furnished and
present an inviting appearance.
The meeting last night was, as stated. In
formal in its character and was given over
to a general discussion of plans for the
campaign. Everybody was full of
push and enthusiasm and many a
sturdy pair of ready shoulders Is in readi
ness for the wheel. All the city members
of the committee were present, and Presi
lent J. &. Miles was chairman. No regula.
business was transacted, as organizatioi
had been perfected before. A good manj
matters pertaining to the conduct ot th
campaign came up for consideration, but a-
It Is not desirable to give the common ene
my. the democracy, any valuable pointers,
suffice it to say that they were discus.ee
and determined upon, up to a certain point
It was decided to hold regular weekly
meetings of the committee on Tuesdav
evening of each week until the election
and it is expected that by tlie next meetlm
everybody will be prepared to get down ti
The present committee is one of the most
active, enthusiastic and well-officered thai
we have had, and under their leadership
the republicans of this city and count
ought to go on to glorious victory.
TROUBLE ON WINTER STREET.
Collector' Ulscouriigltis Ktcrptlun and
a Clirwrit Hand.
Eb. Clark went up to the Hughes ranch
on Winter street yesterday with a friend
for the purpose of collecting a bill due C.
C. Taylor & Co. for coal. He had previous
ly collected all but nine dollars of the
amount, and his object now was to secure
this balance. This made Harve Hughes,
the man of the house, mad, and he jumped
on to Clark and choked him and bit him in
tlie thumb and a finger. Clark's friend
thereupon attempted to aid his friend,
when tlie warlike Mag drew her pop and
was going to annihilate both of the visitors,
who did not tarry on their going, but went
at once. Dr. Grim dressed the masticated
This is Clark's version, but there is an
other rumor afloat which divides tlie re
sponsibility for the trouble. Clark claims
to be on the warpath and threatens to have
affidavits filed against Harve and Mag
Hughes but up to noon no such document
hxs been sworn out.
Madam and Harvey Hughes were ar
rested this morning for disorderly conduct
in the Clark trouble yesterday. They will
apjiear for trial tills afternoon. Clark is at
police headquarters for the purpose of filing
an affidavit against the old man for assault
with intent to malm. The physician who
dressed Clark's linger said he would sooner
have bejii bitten by a dozen rattlesnakes.
Clark thinks seriously of ceasing his labors
as a collector.
There will be a special meeting of the !
club at the hall tomorrow (Thursday) ev en
ing at 7:30, to further consider the adop- ,
tion of the rev Iseil constitution and by law.
The attendance of each member is earnestly :
IS AM) .-,0 LIMESroXE ST.
Evtra widi Bleached I) irni'k, 75s.
Extra wide Loom Dimisk, 7JC.
ILiriilesy Damask. $1.00.
The above are the best value and hind
som st and newest patterns ever displayed
in this city.
Kvtra large ', all linen Dinner Napkins,
inly 2 per dozen
Fringe Linen Damask Cloth, red border,
at 51.75 and 52.00, worth 52 50 and 33.
Bargains in Linen Sheetings,
John McLaren & Bro.,
31 and :1C Sjuth Limistone SI.
$2.00 Dress Goods for 75
cents a yard.
We have put on sale a line
of 6-4 Silk and Worsted Dress
Goods worth $2.00 a yard,
our price is 75 cents. The
goods are fine imported suit
ings in hair line checks, on
dark grounds, and have been
sold in New York all winter
at S2.00 a yard. That is all
we can tell vou on Diner, vour
eyes must teU you the rest.
JUHN MCLAKtN & BHU.
Near the south entrance
(No. 36) you will find a dis
play or bmuroideriss such as
ve nave never had the pleas
ure of offerinq heretofore for
price and quality. The prices
ire o cents, iu cents,!D cents,
20 cents and 25 cents a y rd,
and the quality you will find
far beyond anvthinn ever
shown in Springfield at the
prices, we make bold to say
that this lot of noods are
worth from 5 cents to 15 cents
a yard more than thev are
john mclaren & bro.
On the Handkerchief coun
ter you will find a lot of Men's
ALL LINEN White Handker-
chies at 5 cents, 8 cents and
iu cents ; and a lot of Colored
Bordered Handkerchiefs at 10
cents, which are a part of a
job lot we bought lately. For
ladies we are selling some
very good all linen Handker
chiefs at 5 cents (plain white),
and 8 cents, 10 cents and 12
cents in new style colored
borders. We desire to call
special attention to the above
goods, as they are very good
value at the prices quoted.
john McLaren & bro.
We have received another
shipment of PINE BALSAM at
the old price. The fancy no
tion department also offers
ou this week several cheap
lines of Lace Pins, Collar and
Cuff Buttons, etc. One lot of
about 200 pairs genuine Rolled
Gold Cuff Buttons, dozens of
different styles, worth from 25
cents to $1.00 a pair, we now
o.Ter at 5 CENTS a pair; that
sounds like fiction, doesn't it?
but it isn't. It is solid fact.
John McLaren & Bro.,
"Cash and One Prije."
U & 36 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST.
HOME BltAN'D TOMATOES,
Home Itrand String Hews,
Home Branl Lima Beans.
Thebst 20e Canned Tea-lies in the city
for tlie money. A full line ot all other
Canned Coods at low prices. Triumph
Asparagus, first quality, vvarranted to be as
fine as any ever packed.
Huckwheat Fliiur, strictlr pare.
3laple Syrup, straight goa Is.
11 st Clover Hinejr. 21) j nsr pound.
CM lirateil rioiesr llrau J Oysters.
Fresh Fish ami L'oallrr.
S. J. STRALEY I CO.
1G ANI IS EAST UIU1I STKEET,
Free Deliver j. Telephone 43.
II'M WilUlltl UV UUi
111 S. Limestone St, Sprintltlil, o,
XELEl'UOXE HO. 133.