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VOL. XXXIII NO. 51.
TYisHUOTOir. Mar. 1. Ohio:
Leal rain, followed by (air
neither llnhfr.fo. lowed bj
low er tem Meraiure.
March i. iSS
Three hundred and sixty
five days in each year we tell
tell ol something new in
men's, boys', youths' or chil
dren's clothing, furnishing
goods, hats, etc.
Does our efforts to impress
upon your minds the necessi
ty of buying from first hands
direct, and taking advantages
of all cuts and closing prices
occuring from time to time
through the year always
prove fruitless ?
Explanation is needless, as
those who have eyes can see.
Each day brings new faces,
which is conclusive evidance
that our trading field is wid
ening and grip tightening.
Deal is changing, too. Deal
that previously dealt the old
way are easy to place, for it's
"How much !" "I'll give you
so much '" "Throw me in a
pair of suspenders, a necktie,
hat, or suit of underwear."
This is pleasant medicine,
but small doses are far prefer
able to the ears of honorable
Consumers, we can't lav the ,
blame at your doors ; it's your tobacco b,jcotUnK case of Aif Ac,..whoie-
. J , . j j sa'e grocers, against the Liggett .t .Myers'
education, hard-earned and Tobwo empa-, 0f st Louis, and a nun
paid for tO the tune of many ber of Cincinnati firms joined with them.
imnprHccanlu cnimnrWprl The action was brought to assess damages
unnecessarily Squandered j,,,,,. the defendants had combined and
dollars. I refused to sell plaintiffs a particular brand
, 1 r !.: 'of tobacco, for the reason that the brand is
VerCOatS betore packing ,.,,., i,, , extract, ' wliich the dealers
time, may 15 ah Heavy
weight overcoats are down till
then. It's the time to buy for
future. It's the time to buy
best, when we want to sell
most. A third or a quarter
off is worth saving. j
Grand Army suits. Our I
make and our way are from
two to four dollars less in
price. Middlesex Yacht cloth
suits, the best blue in the
world, to be found only with
It answers our purpose to
put down one of the best made
u' latlndried shirts below the
bottom of any possible mar-
ket, now, before or hereafter.
If we want the shirt trade rev
olutionized by bringing the
business where it belongs,
there's nothing like making
an inducement. See our new'
"Seal" brand shirt. You will
judge by the" materials, the
shape, the sewing, the price,
$i, or 6 for $6, men's sizes
A very harsh, coarse, wear
able suit for a boy at school,
$2; another, $2.50. Deceiv
ing mixture, you'd think all
wool, but they're not, $, and
one thousand, five hundred!
and ninety-eight others to'
choose irom. rrom S.o to 1
$5, real genuine beauty
ranges. We doubtless sell
two-thirds of all the boys'
clothing sold in the city, and
not a trick in the business.
The (treat Manufacturing Clothing Retail
ers of Springfield, Ohio.
Springfield's Only One Price
N. E.-C. WHITNEY,
Solicitor ot American and Foreign
1 AU. riTIXT V1TTIRS.
Room 5 Arcade Building,
r.raarli Irrarlett Washington, D.C.; Lon
Ion, Kng,; Paris, France.
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
0FEBAT1YE DENTISTRY i
No. 9 E. Main Street.
PAUL A. STALEY,
Attorney and Expert
SOLICITOR OF PATENTS.
Room H A-i-eutle UtilUHnif
The Supremo Court Decides That They
Must Pay the Dow Law
Ilunitrrflaor Mlnm Killed hy an Kiplo-
lon lllsmarck Af trr lloulancer- r.caii
V Wrrrlnl Steamer Newrn "I
the In l'J Telegraph.
Special Dispatch to the Republic
Coi.iMiu s. March 1. The supreme court
today handed down aii Important decMou.
holding that the Dow law prov Won re
quiring wholesale liquor dealers to pay the
tax is constitutional. The case was Drought
uji by the Cincinnati brewer, who claimed
they were exempt from the tax oa the
ground that they did not sell In quantities
of less than one gallon. The decision w ill
put much money in local treasuries.
LOVE'S YOUNC DREAM.
A IUntppointrd lonug l.ml Suicide vlil
.Hough on ltnt.'
Bv the Attoc atefl Tre.
jEFTEnsowtLLE. Ind., March I. Miss
Annie Maria Baker, aged 21, and dauchter
or a prominent physician of this place, died
yesterday fn m the effect of a dose of "rough
on rats, taken Sunday nigiru ne com
mitted suicide because of disappointment
in love. On a stated day she was to have
been wedded to Adam liatirr, but the mar
riage was prevented by the father of the
young man. who objected on account of his
son lieineonly 10 years of age. Voting
Hauer s father went to the count clerk ana
prevented him from issuing a marriage
license. Adam promised to call upon his
sweetheart Sun lay nlgl.t. but failed to
ms.ke his appearance, ainl this is supposed
to have made her desperate, with ttie above
Involving the lllght to Cut in the
Cinci.wvti. March l.-Today
Harmon Rave judgment for plaintiff
bind themselves not to sell it for less than missioner nau no junsuiction aim was au
au agreed price, and to refuse t sell it to ai In contempL The proceedings
any dealer who should sell it for a lower were institute.! before the commissioners
price. All w. nan soni oeiovv me caru,
and the defendants had refused to sell them ,
The A, lams Ksprffla llnn.
Cincinnati, O., Mircli 1. -The Adams
Express Company this morning extended
its sen ice oer the entire system of the
Ohio and Mississippi railway, amounting to
upwards of six hundred miles of line, on
which there are about one hundred and
twenty-five agencies. Ten years ago lie
Ohio and Mississippi began carrying its
own express goods and subsequently con
tracted with the Baltimore and Ohio, whose
contract expired last nighL Theoccupa-
patlon of the line by the Adams Company,
it is said, b in the nature of a surprise, .
Pire Ht Chtrnco.
CmcAf.o, March 1. The large factory
xt the Windsor Folding 15el company, on
west MinsIcstrceL was coiaoletelv burned
out this morning, causing a loss on stock of
about Sir..ti0. and damaging the building
to the extent of 4, 0(H). .' Latter fully in-'
sured. $12,000 Insurance on stock. Lieu
tenant Qiiick. of chemical engine Xo. 1,
and Pipeuian Henry Kaibacli, of the same
companv, were painfully Injured by a lad
der falling with them.
Anaj They Go.
Cincinnati, O., March 1. The Cov
ington and Cincinnati street cars are run
nine this morning, after having Ixt-n
I stoped for se eral days by disagreement
between drivers and proprietors. Mayor
A thev. of Covington, suggested arbitration. '
w hich was agreed to and terms were quick
ly arranged satisfactory to both sides.
Heath of Major Yanre.
Washington, March 1. Major Duncan
McArtliur Vance of the Thirteenth infantry
died in tills city yesterday. He was a
grandson of the late Joseph ance, at one
time governor of Ohio, and for twenty
years a representative In congress. The re-
nniiis left here last evening for I ruaua.
birtli-lilace, for interment.
They Jtoth Wanted It.
St. I.01 is, Mcrcli 1. During a serious
bliooting affray at Carondale, Wichita
county, Kansas, Sunday night, two men
lost their lives, four were fatally shot and
three were seriously injured. The trouble
occurred over the location of the county
seat, both towns being candidates for the
A Iltshteoun eftteuce.
Cu;vr.i.ANi), March L At Meadville.
Pa., today It. P. .Burns, convicted of
placing a dynamite cartridge under a stone
building owned by a man against whom he
had a grudge, w as hncd S 00 and costs and
sentenced to three y ears at hard labor in
the pe nitentiary.
t 3llnUter 1'endletoo to lleturn
I Washington, March 1. Minister Pen-
'dleton will sail from New York on Thurs
day for his post at Berlin. Last evening's
iSt'trsays that this removes him from any
, chance of appoiutnient to a cabinet office or
1 to be an inter-state commerce commis
sioner. Hundred or Miner Killed.
j Paris, March 1. An explosion occurred
today in the Beaubrun colliery at SL
Eteinne, involving a fearful loss of life.
It is Impossible to obtain anything like
authentic information, but it is reported
that several hundred miners are killed.
I Mutiny In the Camp.
' Ixvnpon. Marcli 1. Dispatches from
Sofia hay that troops of the garrison of Si
1 stria rev olu-d yesterday evening and pro
n tunced against the regency. Troops are
inarching to Siiistria from Rustchuk, Varna
to and bhumla to quell the mutiny.
Steamer and Crew'Lo.t,
San I'iiiinc isco, March, 1. Advices by
the steamer Gaelic from Hong Kong state
that a Chinese junk going from Haiman to
Siam was recently wrecked off Soctray
coast. Out of COO passengers and crew,
only six are know n to liav e escaped.
Illslunrik Miou 111 Hand.
Ixindon, March 1. A dispatch from
Paris this afternoon to t!ie. Exchange Tele
graph Co. says it is stated there that Prince
Bi-marck intends to request President
Grevy to dismiss General Boulanger from
te.lii.iilt U'rtH ked.
IMn. March 1. The mall steamship,
Valparaiso, Irom Liverjiool for Vaiparaisa,
was wrecked today at Viga, Spain. The
vessel had on board two hundred passen
gers, allot whom with the mails were
The i:aith Mill Ounkea.
Rome. March 1. Theinors continue (o
be felt In the Italian Rev iera, but no addi
tional damage lias been done.
Mr. liny Wetland, of the linn of Pax
son .V Welland, left this afternoon for Cincinnati.
POLLING THE LEGISLATURE.
Ohio statesmen Tell their Political Prater.
Cot.i-uiirs March 1. The Olds legisla
ture was polled Saturday, and every mem
ber was asked his preference for president
and governor. On the republican side, 83
were for Sherman, 10 for lllaine, and 2 for
the nominee of tlit contention. Of the 82
Sherman men a score can be picked out
who secretly are for Koraker for president.
The gnbernational preferences are: Kora
ker, b'J: lloe, - Kutterfield.l.
The democratic sido of the legislature
stands as follows: For president Clev e
land, 49: "anybody to beat Cleveland," 5;
Thurmau, 1: the nominee, 2. For governor,
James K. Campbell, congressman from the
Seventh Ohio district, leads while Wilklns,
Powell, Geddes. Foran.Tliurman.Converse,
Layton, and McMahon had a good fol
lowing. The most remarkable conversion of all,
however, is the open avowal of Charley
Valland!ngham,clerk of the Ohio senate, for
Foraker for Governor, and John Sherman
for presidenL He is now an out-and-out
Second Sesulon Fort .'! nUi Coiujreea.
Washington, Feb. 28. Senate.
Bills passed: To provide forlthe adjustment
of land grants heretofore made by congres
and remaining unadjusted. Providing for
labor arbitration. To increase the endow
ment of the Louisiana State university and
agricultural college. To prevent the em
ployment of convict or alien labor upon
public buildings or public works, ltelattve
to the stamping out of pleuro-pnenmonla.
To prohibit the mailing of newspapers and
other periodicals containing lottery adver
tisements. House The day session was occupied
discussing the legislative appropriation bill
and it was not finished when an adjourn
ment was had for an evening session. Eu
logies upon the late llepresentatlve Cole, ot
Mar j land, were delivered, and the consider
ation of the above bill occupied the time un
til 1:10 a. in., when the house, having con
cluded about half of themeasure.adjounied.
HE IS DISCHARGED.
DerUlon In Perkins Contempt Cae.
Indianapolis, March 1. Judge (ires-
ham decided the famous Perkins contempt
case this morning. Perkins was .summoned
as a witness In the proceedings before com
missioner Van Dunn against several demo
cratic politicians charged with forgery of
the election returns list last fall, and re
fused to testify oil the ground that thecom-
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Chicago in the Mackin case that because a
congressman had been voted for at the
same election the federal court had Jurl
diction although the result of the Mite
for county officers was imolved in the
forgery. Judge Woods of the district court
on apiieal took the same groumkthat Itlod
In his opinion. Judge Gresham says such
an assumption is neither good law nor good
sense, and as the ote for congressman was
not in question at all. the commissioner had
no jurisdiction and Perkins Is discharged.
The committee of 100 will transfer the case
to the state courts and continue the prose
cution. The RewarU ot A Colored Mugwump.
- Washington, March 1. The president
j toterday sent to too senate the name of
James M. Trotter, to be recorder of deeds
in the District of Columbia, in place of
James C. Matthes,who was twice rejected.
.James Monroe Trotter is a colored citizen
of the state of Massachusetts. 48 years of
age. His early life was spent in the Mate
of Ohio, where he began his education in
the public schools of that state. For the
past thirty-five years he has resided In
Massachusetts, where, prior to the war.
lie was a teacher. Soon after the break
ing out of the rebellion he enlited as a
private In the Fifty-fifty Massachu
setts regiment of colored troops,
ana was promoted for acts of braverv on
the battleheld until he became a lieutenant
Upon his return to ch il life he was ap-
pointed and tilled for eighteen v ears the
position of assistant superintendent of the
legistered letter department of the Boston
postoflice. From this position lie was re
tired in 1SS1 on account, it is said, of his
independence in politic, and his avowed
purpose of supporting President Cleveland.
During the campaign of 1884 he was ap
lolnted on of the secretaries of the "com
mittee of one hundred" of Boston and was
active in support of the nominees of the
democratic party. He is the author of a
volume entitled "Music and Musical People
of the Colored Race."
They Will Arbitrate.
PiTTSBt'Rfi. March 1. At a conference
between representatives of the Connells
ville coke workers and the coke syndicate,
held in this city yesterday, it was decided
to settle the wage question by arbitrr tion.
Each side will appoint two representatives
and the four will select an umpire. The
board will be appointed at once, and pend
ing a settlement ot the dispute the coke
works will continue in operation. The
Amalgamated Miners' association and the
Knights of Labor miners are working in
harmony and both organizations have
agreed to abide by the decision of the arbi
tration committee. The miners want an
increase in w ages of 20 per cent and the
operators are willing to concede them an
advance of 5 per cent., but assert that they
cannot afford to give any more. By suIh
mitting the question to arbitration a general
strike lias been averted.
Jule Verne' Idea Kealtzed.
Washington, Marcli 1. A working
model of a torpedo boat of nov el design has
been exhibited to the members of the house
naval committee by the inventor. General
Berdau. The boat Is intended to do effect
ive service In cases where other forms of
! torpedo hav e failed that is, where the
craft attacked is protected by a net work of
chains suspended beyond the hull by spars.
The model is that of a vessel 150 feet in
length, 20 feet in breadth and 16 feet in
depth and intended to attain a speed of
24 1-10 knots an hour.
A feature of this craft consists of a pair
of tubes arranged vertically on the sides
and opening downward, capable of firing
torpedoes containing 200 pounds of dj 11a
mlte or other high explosives.
Agreement uu Klirr and Harbor Hill.
Washington, March 1. The success of
tho river and harbor appropriation bill has
been assured by the complete agreement of
the conferrees on the points of difference
between tlie two houses. The total appro
priation made by the bill as agr"csl tion In
conference is less than 310.000,000.
The provision for the Hennepin canal is
retained In the bill. An appropriation of
S.iO.000 is made for the beginning of con-
xtructlon, but there will also be available a
further sum of eit.OOO for the surveys and
preliminaries. The friends of the canal
are jubilant over ttie retention of the item
for the reason that the appropriation, while
absurdly small, gives a settled status and
peruiancy to the scheme.
He Couldu't Walt.
Ct.EVEi.AM, March 1. Philip Blanche,
a young German, called on his sweethtart,
Mary Rodeke, at Akron, last night He
had asked her to marry him and she had
given her consent. He wanted her to
name an early day, but she insisted on
putting off the marriage until next summer.
Bidding the giri good night, Blanche
stepped outside the door and shot hlm-elf
through the head. He was helped Into the
house and died within a few minutes.
FREE AND NOW EQUAL.
Jubilation of the Oolored People Over the
Passage of the Arnett Bill
I.nrge nnil Knthualiutlc Meeting the
Wigwam Liut Night Speeche by ITon.
B. W. Arnett, General Kelfer ami
Other Banquet at thent.Jame.
February lfi. 1837. was a great day for
the colored citizens of Ohio. On that day,
at Columbus, was wiped from her statute
books the blot that had defaced them for
eighty-three long years, under the sug
gestive and appropriate title of the "Black'
laws," discriminating severely against the
negro. In travesty of the clauM In the con
stitution which declares all men free.anti
equal and endowed by birth with certain In
alienable rights. The bill. No. 71, was In
troduced last winter Into the house by Hon.
B. W. Arnett, colored, representative from
Greene county, and passed 62 to 28, when
it went over to the senate, which passed
February lOUi last by an overwhelming i ote
of 25 to 7. It wipes out every legal dis
tinction between the blacks and the whites,
and places them on the same political and
That was why the colored people and
their friends celebrated last night.
The jubilation begajTal 8 'o'clock at the
wigwam In the presence of fully 1,500
people all the building could contain.
Among the distinguished speakers on the
platform were: "J. Warren Kelfer. Sena
tors Ely and Prlngle, Hon. B. W. Arnett.
Kev. James Potndexter, Professor Scarbo
rough, of Wllberforce university, Mr. C
M. Xichols, of the RKrintLic, General Asa
S. Biislinell. Mayor Goodwin. J. F. Mc
Grew. Esq., Kev. G. W. Zelgler. Itev. W.
II. Warren, J. K. Mower, Esq.. James
Bufonl, and many others. After prayer by
Kev. Mr. Poindexter the chairman. Rev.
W. K. Boone, of this city, stated the
reasons for coming together and Introduced
the retiring paslo of the Congrega
tional church. Rev. W. H. Warren.
There is abundant reason for being here
tonight said he, because It Is In the Inter
ests of human justice. Another victory has
been gained by right anil justice
and in the body politic What Is for
the elevation of one class is none
the less w to all the rest Hence our right
to be here. All legislation recognizing any
difference between men born of different
races, or nationalities, -or creeds Is eternally
wrong and should be swept away. Every
true citizen rejoices that the last legislation
of this sort lias been erased from Ohio's
statutes. Kev. Mr. Warren then showed
that the Increased privileges of citizenship
would bring corresponding responsibilities.
which the colored man would have to
stand up and meet upon the same footing
: . - ..
as his white brother. Oen. .1. WarrenJ
Keifer was next introduced amid great ap- ,
hLiii. anil b,M
JMrtUT, 1H, will.
r.F.Nr.llAI. Kl'IFEK S srhECIt.
Ladirs anii Gkstixmen : I have been
initiated tonight into the plan1 of holding
tills great meeting, but take it for granted
that Is not expected that there should be
any lengthy address delivered by any one
person. This meeting marks the end of a
greit conflict to secure au absolute equality
and freedom in the great republic of the
age. Applause. The battle has been a
long and a strong one and a bloody one.
That which was commenced In the flame of
war, ends lav orably, xet significantly, un
der the edict of law. Until in the act re
cently passed on the loth of February of
this year there was an emancipa
tion of all the wrongs in
tliis country which originated in
slavery. It is not the question of individ
ual or race equality, but it is the question
of ch il equality before the laws of the
country, and 1 may say here with the ut
most freedom that it is a question wnere an
run in the great race to achieve fame, social (
or omervv ise, in wis i-numii, mm 11 inc.
colored race lias oeen txnira 11 can oe saiu
now that the time has come, at least, w hen
they can start with even advantages aud go
alone. And for the w hite race, it may be
said: that it cannot oppose any advantage
that comes from the subjugation of slavery.
1 am not going to discuss the great advan
tage that is to come to white and black from
putting all on an equality in the great pub
lic colleges and schools 01 me country, lor
we have come to a peno.1 when mat is not nil,lt- jIr. c. jr. xiohol-v of the Repitbi.ic
neces-sarry. Applause. lam only here. was can,d on by Snat r Pringle. and In a
to say what 1 have already said, that we .characteristic speech said that "after the
rejoice that that thing has come, that the
slavery which brought along all Its evils,
all Its suffering, all its danger to I lie domi
nant and the enslaved races, goes out as It
were, in a great halo of glory in the after
noonof the nineteenth century. Applause.
It was necessary for those who believed
in the Institution of slavery to get mad, to
conceive that we could run that Institution
forever between the Atlantic and the Pa
cific, and that tlame attempted to write the
constitution of a new nation, witli that or
ganic language saying that no law should
ever be passed that would impair the right
to hold human slaves. Think of that!
That was written in 1S6I. But when that
nation so organized fell, slavery fell In this
republic, and It fell clear through and for
ever on the face of the earth. (Applause.)
The Immortal Lincoln issued the emanci
pation proclamation. Tliat was the record
of the chief magistrate of this country that
slaves in this country should ever be free.
The thirteenth amendment was another
mode of recordingthe judgment of the war.
The fourteenth amendment vv hich recog
nized citizenship and made a long stride in
tkedirection of political equality, was an
other step, and the fifteenth amendment
which made all equal at the ballot-box. was
still another, but the law just enacted by
our beloved state, which says there shall be
no distlncton of race'or color in -the great
free schools of the country is the best and
final one, (Applause.)
After the applause which followed Gen.
Kelfer had subsided. Senator Geo. II. Ely,
of Cleveland, who took a prominent part
in sustaining the measure, was introduced.
He vvts glad to realize that the words of
St Paul, littered under the shadow of the
I Acrobatcs at Athens centu-ies ago. that
I .i-nii ith made one
blood of all the na
tions on the face of the earth." had at fast
been realizeiL That was the sentiment
tonight In the book in which we read of
our own salvation, and though the world
has been very slow in recognizing it it has
at last come, aud many nearts are happy
Hon. B. W. Arnett the author of the
bill, was the next speaker, and in words of
eloquence that cannot be put upon paper,
congratulated his fellows upon the triumph
at last of justice long delayed. He said
Rr.V. MIL ARNETT's srEEfll.
Mr. Chairman ani Fellow Citizens:
By the favor of the republican party I
hav e a great deal to say and tonight 1 can
not find language to express myself upon
this occasion. I am happy to begin with:
I am glad. I am more than happy. I am
more than gla 1. First 1 am glad to meet
you and set so many of my fellow-citizens
come together to rejoice over the last battle
for human liberty In the state of Ohio.
I am old enough to know something of the
battles that have been fought I am old
enough to know something of the heroes
vv ho have been In the battles in the past
I know something of the cost of the liber
ties that we now enjoy, and have some idea
of their increased v alue. I remember some
how that In the years of my childhood there
was a song in Pennsylvania that they were
singing, "Roll on. Liberty 's,BalL'' That
was between '44 and '46, when I was but
six years of age, and how could I know
anything about it? But there was some
thing in my soul that told me it would roll,
and thank God I have lived to see Ohio's
brave sons "Roll on Liberty's Ball." In
1340, when John G. Burney started this
ball a-rolling in the United States, there
were only 7.150 who dared to say "Roll on.
Liberty's Ball." In 1S44. lOrt.OOO said
"Roll on. Liberty's Ball." In 1848. when
Fremont's party was bom, 246,000 said
Roll on. Liberies Ball." In ISU, John
P. Hale and George W. Julian started
out and said "Roll on. Liberty's Ball. 1 n
meaiber my poor mother lifted up her voice
and said the same thing. In 150, when
Fremont came, that grand old organization,
the lepublican party, started out, and
1,300.000 men voted for John C. Fremont,
and said "Roil on. Liberty's Ball." anil the
ball U getting larger and larger.and the south
knew it was coming. Our fathers prayed
and the republicans v oted. The southerners
framed constitutions to keep the .ball from
rolllit, but It's a mighty good thing to pray
and over 2,000,000 in 1S00 said "Roll on.
Liberty's Ball." Just get two million men
hollering "Roll on. Liberty's Ball V Then
the wmr cloud rolled on. We prayed just
the same and it brought rain. They fought
and vbted while they said. "Come and help
ivs." Our boys said, "dive me a
and they got It. The boys In blue
the battles of their country and
back with a redeemed country, a
country and every man and woman
in thejland cried "Roll on. Liberty's Ball,
The oy ot tins nay is nue get-
arrled and the wedding day and the
i cake tnat night. I I reineimous
g.J But we cm now exH-ct no
oin r.iy ana Keuer aim no more
,ke from the republican party. It
, longer be said that our children's
e on edge because their fathers ate
pes. ovv then, our schools are
The churches are open and the pen
is open. Applaiise-I llut what
my friends, is this, if you do
her will punish you as other men.
and It you do right thev will honor you,
but th opportunities, blessings, and priv
ileges of this day bring w ith tliem corres
poudii g responsibilities, and to mike this
victor secure our race must vindicate itself
before the state and country. With educa
tion fo yonr heads, religion for your hearts
and ru ney for your pockets, you can stand
up in our own innate powers. Ohio, thinl
In population, stands now first in human
rights,',led on by the immortal John Sher
man, uj"it president of the United States.
Applause.) Hon. Mr. Arnett's speech
was one of the most eloquent that has been
given In Springfield, for it came from the
heart of a man who felt all he said. It
was puctuated throughout by great ap
plauaa. Rev.tMr. Arnett was follow ed by the
Rev. James Poindexter, of Columbus, in
troduced by the chairman as the man who
had given his life to his race. Arnett, the
speaket1 aid. reminded him of Thomas
Corwtn; the wagi n boy, and he did not 1 ke
In filloafe? ciiz.li tn it. In n fitukM.li ('I am
ot herftto rejoice simply that God recog-'
nlzes the colored man like a white man. 1 1 u"",'":' s-.cu.us.
am fighting for a principle higher than that IjlJ .... , 4 Cla""' .
God made ail men free and equal, whether!, ,Ve- th Present ' A Cass." do respect
whlto or black, red or yellow, but what ,'"")' petition those in authority to aceoru
troubles me is this: I look to the south and modate us by preventing the Children s
see what prevails there, and I maintain that
unless ttie northern states wipe out the ex-
isting differences the people of the south
willeudeavorto keep the black man in !
what they are pleased to term his place
and ths.1 a very narrow place. How often
you must adopt the language of the great
Lincoln! "Knot, hog, or die.'"'
j. yt McGrew paid a brief tribute to
Messrs. .AuietL Btiford Jaekson and others
1 ,. -..l-.i: ..(.I ., a
who have so ably discussed the question of
tnixed schools. Professor Scarborough, of
Wllberfurco university, said there was a
great principle at stake in this great battle
that has been going on the principle of
equality. The "black laws" have
been 'erased, and that principle
is establlsheL Hon T. J. Piingle
said that he and his friend Ely had made a
speech -on this question that counted for
more thitn any thai have been made here
tJuighLAnd it was only one nurd. IVe
voted "aye'' bt Columbus. Senator Pringle
liiiit npivrlipniit a hnfiq tiilo nrntt.t ntmtn,t .
ti.oi.ui 0,,... ,,.. (...,..,! 11. ,.!,., ..11
likened the longing glances of the Uraelites . ,f SlISt-WhI,te ?niJ recommended the elec
of old toward the promised land, with their . ,l0" of Principal Aaron heesecker to 811
final consummation, to the longing of the ,ld vacancy. The recommendation was
American negro for civil equality. II. C.
Smith, of the Cleveland Gazette, encour
aged the colored people of Clark county to
take heart a'ld work anil hope for the best,
citing tlie satisfactory experience of Cuya-
tiiiL'fl rnntitv in the matter of mired crhiMita-
iIon. George C. Rawltns had worked long
,.....,. j iwi ""IIku "''! 1
q attain thi
is end and was charmed tobe
present. A friend said to him the other !.r"e"'- - "", t,naries tKicner.
day that he and Pringle could never expect -orge t. Atwood, L. A. Rogers, A. E.
anything more from the republican party. I J"yl1r' TV , wt'V ' U ?,2,neAR",, '
because they snppoited the Arnett bill. ' itrete.r'A G-J.- M,SAndrSW1'.' JiSUCmb!eT
Said he: "Why did younottell me that 1 Samuel A. Bain.. II. Weir, F. P. David
last winter? You might have saved j S0"andfJvJ- Osborne,
Pringle." Laughter. Hon. J. K. Mower Mr. Martindell moved the report be re-
allndH.1 to the iim-ress of the m.e. Within
his easy recollection no man would have
,arej to sa,. hat had been said hereto
clinking of the dimes and dollars, you
do not want to listen to the jing
li ig of the XiclioN. I have had the
great honor, in my day, of being on the un
popular side of so many great questions, I
thought 1 would sit still and let the proces
sion get up to me. It has got up. You
have got 'your rights, and I hope to live to
see the day when Ireland will also be free.
James lsuroru simply- thanked uod "the
day of jubilee has come."
A pleasant feature of the affair was the
presentation by Rev. G. W. Zeigier, in be
half of the colored people of the city, of a
handsome and costly china chocolate set to
the Rev. W. II. Warren the retiring pastor
of the Congregational church, on the eve of
his departuie. Mr. Warren responded In
Good music was discoursed at intervals
during the speeches by the Cadet band.
After the meeting in the wigwam the
speakers and inv ited guests adjourned to a
banquet at the St. James, where, with Gen
eral Keifer. Rev. Mr. Poindexter. and Hon.
Mr. Arnett and his daughter. Miss Annette
'L., at the head of the board, the feelings of
all could have individual expression, and
the sieeches there made showed no inferior
order of intellect. Toasts w ere resimnded
to in i.ipid succession, and at the seasona
ble hour of 2 a. 111. the company dispersed
vv itli the benediction. There were fifty-two
persons at the banquet, including many of
the prominent white citizens of Springfield.
The following expressions of regret were
Bei.lekontaink, O., Feb. 23, 1837.
C. II llutlcr, Esq., Chairman Committee on
I)k xi: Sni The marriage of my partner,
James A. Steen. which my wife and I de
sire and expect to attend, takes place this
evening at Quincy. and it cannot be ar
ranged otherwise, and It will prevent my
attendance at .the celebration of the colored
people in Springfield tonight
I cannot permit the opportunity to pass
without saying that I fully indorsed and
sympathized with the measure looking to
the repeal of the objectionable laws upon
the statute books and join with the people
of that race in their sense of gratification
upon the repeal of such laws as would
seem to be a relic of the days of slavery.
Thanking yourself and Mr. Whlteleyfor
your kind invitations, with kind regards,
I am Yours very truly,
Roiikut P. Ki:n.m:iix.
ColXMBl-s, O., Feb. 2S, 1887,
C- IL Butler:
My engagements and duties here are such
as to make it iuiossiblo for me to accept
your kind invitation to attend your meeting
this evening. Be assured, hovvev er, that I
wish j 011 a successful and enjoy able occa
sion. J. B. Foraker.
The Contract Let.
Messrs. Hiillinger A- Ross, the well
known carjienter contractors, were today
granted the contract for putting up a
510,000 residence for Charles W. Paynter.
the successful grocer on north Limestone
street immediately next to John Wrens.
Cregar, the architect has completed the
A smoke-house owned by Mrs. Jane Naw
man, on the Valley pike, was burned down
Saturday with its contents, the meat of five
large hogs which was being smoked. The
fire was not discovered until too late to save
the building and contents. Loss, about
"THE DIE IS CAST,
The Child is Born, and Its Name ia Tay-
')r," Said the President, and
So It Proved.
Elected on the Flrt Mai lot by a Vote of 10
to M-W. It. MrParlaml to Mueeeetl Tay.
lor Hot Air II eatlag for High Street
Untitling-A II. O.T. Generally.
The board of education met in regular
bi-weekly session Monday night, with a
large lobby present and the following mem
bers answering to tti( ir names: Beck. Bell,
Brigham, Burns, Coles, Cornor, Cox, Hol
de'i, Kearns, Kelley, Miller, Martindell,
Morrow, Pence, Riflgely, and President
President Lorenz presided with his usual
dignity and urbanity. Messrs. Troy and
Schrlmpf came in later, making every mem
The minutes of the last meeting were
read and approved.
Professor Weir was called away by sick
ness, and on the reading of the
superintendent's monthi.t report,
was postponed for two weeks. The report
was as follows: Total enrollment, 4.197;
boys, 8,(WS: girls, 2,129. Average daily
membership, 3,940.1; boys, 1,937; girls.
2,003.1. Average daily attendance,
3.720.2; boys 1,829.5; girls, 1,
890.7. Average daily absence, 219.9;
boys, 107.5; girls. 113.4. Cases
of tardiness, 212; perfect in attendance,
2,008; cases of corporal .punishment, 121;
cases referred to principal, 20; cases re
ferred to superintendent. 2; eases of tru
antcy, 38; visits by members of board, 133;
visits by others; recitations missed by
teacher of music, fi; missed by teacher of
drawing, 2; missed by teacher of writing,
0; cases of tardiness by regular teachers,
The clerk read reports from the princi
pals of the various schools, which were
hied. That of Principal Z. Taylor, of the
Pearl street building, called attention to a
number of matters demanding prompt
The clerk read the following petitions:
We, the senior class of 1887. do respect
fully petition the board of education to re-
luest Mr. White to conduct the exercLses
chorus, under the direction of Professor
s7.uoSc. .... .u.u...ii), .i. mu5rc a. uu,
commencement, and replace it by the Big
f ' band ' ur ow expense. Respect-
The first was referred to the teachers'
committee, the second to the music com
mittee. REPORTS OT COMMITTEES.
Mr. Beck, from committee on music,
presented bids for organ for Pearl street
building and reported in favor of the pur
chase of an Estey organ of S. W. Tarvln
for S90. The recommendation was
Mr. Martindell, from finance committee,
moved the payment of the following bills,
which was paid: Interest on bonds, S450:
same. $300; note due Mad River National
Mr. Cox moved that 4,000 examination
cards be ordered jrinted. .Carried
Mr. Burns, from teachers committee.
reported that a vacancy had occurred in
the board of examiners by the resignation
Mr. Burns reported the following names
APPLICANTS rORTIIE SUPERINTENDENT.
(5. T. Fletcher. George F. Chase. I. McC.
Martin. J. A. Shawn. A. E. Gladding.
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ceneu anu lam on me taoie until misceua-
neous business is reached. Carried.
Mr. Coles reported that the auditing com
mittee had examined the clerk's report for
January and found it correct
Mr. Ridgely, from committee on building
and repairs, reported the final estimate in
favor of N'etts A Stevenson for tin contract
on Pearl street building for S14. Same in
favor of Charles A. Cregar. superintendent
for S165. Eighth estimate in favor of J. S.
Ports, on new High street building, for
Sl.100.80. The bills were severally al
lowed. Mr. Shrlmpf. from claims committee, re
ported bill of S6.30 In favor of Springfield
Gas Light and Coke company, which was
Mr. Pence moved that the disposition
FAIR STREET Bl'ILDINO,
under the new legislation, be referred to
the committee on law and order. Mr. Beck
mov ed to add two members to me commit
tee. Amendment lost 7 to 8. The motion
Mr. Schrlmpf moved that the committee
011 buildings and repairs be instructed to
secure necessary gravel for Clifton street
Mr. Morrow moved that the supply com
mittee secure the necessary curtains for the
Pearl street building. Carried.
At the "suggestion" of the same gentle
man a number of other matters were re-
fered to the same committee for immediate
J. L. Zimmerman, esq., attorney for S.
S. Taylor, sub-contractor on the High street
building, was allowed the privilege of the
floor to make a statement in the case. The
board holds S353 on a sub-contractor's Hen
In favor ot Mr. Taylor against Mr. Ports,
principal contractor. Mr. Zimmerman
stated that the architect said $25 would pay
for wnat work was yet required on Mr.
Taylor's part of the work, and asked mat
he be paid 5300, as he had already been out
of the money for 2K months.
Mr. Holden moved that an order be
granted for 8300 In favor of Mr. Taylor.
Mr. Morrow moved as an amendment that
the matter be referred to the committee on
law and order with the solicitor, to report
in one week. I.ost 9 to 9. The motion
was loL 9 to tt.
Mr. Burns moved that an order be al
lowed for S3.C5 in favor of the Western
Union Telegraph company for telegraphing
between Mr. White and board, which was
Mr. Martindell, from the committee on
fuel, heating and ventilation, offered a ma
jority reisort, Mr. Cox signing with him. in
favor of the adoption of the Hess pure air
furnace, made in Chicago, believing it to be
the most perfect and economical heating
apparatus. Mr. liurns ottered a report in
KAX'OR OK STEAM HEATINO,
and recommended that the contract be
awarded to Kelley & Co., of Columbus,
Mr. Bums moved the adoption of a major
ity report Carried. On motion of Mr.
Bell the whole matter was referred to the
committee on law and contracts, to draw up
the necessary papers.
Mr. Kearns moved to proceed to elect a
superintendent which was carried. Mr.
Morrow moved the superintendent be elect
ed for the balance of this year at 8 1,800 per
y ear. Mr. Holden moved that it be for the
unexpired term of Mr. White, Mr. Burns
raised the question whether the board had
theower to elect for a longer period than
they had in electing a member of the board
to a vacancy. 1 he amendment was car
ried. Mr. Kearns nominated Mr. A. E. Taylor.
Mr. Burns nominated J. J. Osbon. Mr.
Bell nominated J. A. Shawn. President
Lorenz called Mr. Burns to the chair and
took the floor and said, "I know the die is
cast and the child is born, and his name is
Taylor." He men proceeded to
deliver a speech from manu.
script defining his position. He
denounced Mr. Taylor in very vigorous
terms, as totally mint for the position. At
one point Mr. J. J. Osborn. himself a can
didate, arose aud gave the president the lie
direct. This remark probably lost the gen
tleman the jiosition of principal, to succeed
Mr. Bell moved that the vote be taken by
The y eas and nays were called 011 the
electlou or Mr. A. E. Taylor for the unex
pired term ot Superintendent White at
1,800 per year. Yeas Cornor, Cox. Hol
den, Kearns, Miller, Martindell, Pence,
Ridgely, Sprimpf, and Troy 1. ays
Beck, Bell, Brigham, Bums, Coles, Kelley,
Morrow, and president 3.
MR. TAVI OK WAS ELECTED.
Mr. Cornor moved to reconsider the vote
by which the motion was lost to pay Mr. S.
3. Taylor ?300. The motion was carried.
as was also the original motion, after an
amendment to keep back 3100 was defeated.
Several attempts were made to elect a
successor to Mr. Taylor, which were de
clared out of order on account of of no
resignation having been received. Mr.
Holden then read thefollowingcommunica
tlon: To the Board ot Klucation ot SpringfleM :
Gentlemen: I hereby tender my resig
nation as principal of the Western Public
school, to take effect immediately.
Tnanklng you for the hearty support you
have given me during the seven years I
have been In your employ, I am
A. E. Tailor.
Mr. Martindell moved that me resigna
tion be accepted. Mr. Morrow moved to
refer to the teachers' committee. The
amendment was lost and Mr. Martindell's
motion was carried.
Mr. Morrow moved to allow the commit
tee on teacher five minutes to report some
suitable person for the vacancy, which pre
vailed. Pending their absence, a recess
After an absence of about twenty minutes
the committee, returned. Mr. Miller re
ported that the committee was unable to
make an unanimous report and united with
Mr. Beck and the president In recommend
EL CTION OF W. H. MCrARLANK,
of Sidney, to the principalshlp of the
Western house at a salary of S1.000 per
annum. Mr. Bums, in connection with Mr.
Cornor, reported iii favor of recommending
Mr. J. J. Osborn on rlie same terms. After
a number of motions and amendments bad
been proposed and voted on. a motion pre
vailed to elect by ballot and Messrs. Bell
and Martindell were appointed tellers.
The vote resulted M-Farland 11, Osborn 7.
Mr. McFarlaud was called upon and
gracefully thanked the board for the honor
it had conferred upon him.
The board then adjounieiL
Attraction at the Springfield ThtaUtl
Till. VTeek-A Vine Layout.
James O'Neill andhisexcellentcompany,
who are to be at tlm Grind tonight have
arrived and are stopping at the Arcade.
The adv aiMe sale show that he will be
welcomed by a laree audience tonight at
the Grand in "Moute Crista." The Chicago
Inter Ocean speaks as follows:
Mr. O'Neill's impersonation of the char
acter of Edmond Dantes and the Count ol
Monte Crista is a fine piece of work. Ar
dent in youthful love, hearty and sincere
in manly quality, full of tenderness and
pathos of periods of suffering and grief,
calm, dignified and courageous In the vi-s-sle
where prULond death are In the triaL
Secure y our seats at Harris's cigar store
before the doors open and avoid the rush.
FREDERIC BRVTON. AT THE GRAND.
Frederic Bry ton and his company will be
at the Grand on Thursday and Friday even
ings of this week and present "Forgiven."
He played all last week at Havlin's theater.
Cincinnati, to crowded houses and had
"Dixie" against hiiq at the Grand. Read
what the Enquirer says:
Brederic Bryton lias caught the town
strong. No more substantial evidence of
this cduld be given than a glance at the im-
Upensity of the audiences that have assem
bled at liav an s theater since the beginning
ot his engagement Tho house Is packed
to overflowing at every performance.
Thunders of applause roll up as each mag
nificent climax of wliich the play contains
many is reached. Laughter at the exqui
site comedy alternates with the tears im
pelled by the sublime pathos, and me gen
eral admiration of the central figure.
Frederic Bryton as John Diamond, com
pletes the feeling of utter satisfaction
possessed bythe audience as the the curtain
descends upon the last act
When Mr. Bryton appears In the third
a-t in the picturesque costume of the "Cat
tle King"" he presents a picture of masculine
beauty rarely seen on or off the stage. He
is a perfect embodiment of the ideal in ro
mantic drama, in winch line of work his
name will go down to posterity.
Seats are now on sale at the usual place.
HI UENRV'S MINSTRELS.
Probably few betlermuistrrl parties have
ever v isited Springfield than the above com
pany, though many a larger one has. This
party consists of twenty-hve carefully se
lected members, and each member is an ar
tist in his line. Xo company traveling has
the magnificent trappings of this party. A
firt part of silk, satin, velvet and diamonds.
representing a cash outlay of 311,000, while
the balance of the performance is costumed
accordingly. Especial mention can be
made of the neat burlesque opera, "The
Royal Dilemma." In which the whole com
pany appear in costumes of the richest
kind, and without comparison. They
travel In their own special car. one of the
most magnificent in America.
THE LCJL'IH VTIONALS.
Prof. E. K. Crocker and his school of ed
ucational Arabian horses will appear at
Black's opera house for six nights and two
matinees, commencing Monday evening.
March 7th. This is said to be the most
marvelous and interesting exhibition of the
age. The Pittsburg (Pa.) Dinpatch, of
May 25th. says:
The horse show was what may be termed
an electric success, for, in spite of thunder
and lightning, wind and rain, the opera
house was packed from pit to dome last
night Professor Crocker's horse company
gave one of the most interesting perform
ances of the season, and well worth seeing.
There are fifteen horses and three ponies.
any one of w hich has more sense man some
men. Military drills, tricks, and evidences
of reasoning power are given In great vari
ety. The applause was generous, and the
actors seemed to appreciate it.
Seats are now on sale at the usual place.
HERE IS A POINTER.
A Circumstance Which May or Max
Conductor Fletcher, of the Little Miami
limited express, wliich leaves Columbus, at
3:55 a. 111., reports that yesterday morning
five men boarded the train at the crossing
near Central Insaine asylum, three ot them
taking seats and paying their fare, while
the other two tried to beat their way by
climbing on the rear sleeper. The last
two were discovered at ixindon ana put
off, bnt it was believed that they succeeded
In reaching Aenia. The suspicious ac
tions of the three who had paid fare to
Xenia caused considerable comment among
the passengers, as well as the train officials.
Whenever me car door opened or closed the
three would involuntarily look that way.
and when the train slowed for a station all
of them would go out on the platform. The
trio got off at the water tank this side of
Xenia. The circumstance Is a suspicious
one in the light of me bold robbery on
Third street a few hours before mis in
which It was said that five men figured.
These answered me description given bythe
man at the police station.
The young housekeepers' class will meet
Thursday and Friday afternoons at 3:30,
Instead of Tuesday and Friday mornings.
alias uoage will give ner last lesson on
breadmakins oa Thursday afternoon.
I March 3d.
48 AND .10 LIMESTOXE ST.
Call SPECIAL ATTENTION to a line of
All Wool, and In all the new shades.
1 GENTS PER YARD
N. B. Xew Sateens and the handsomest
Ginghams ever shown. New Lace Em
broideries. H. C. LYON.
AXD FAMILY SUPPLIES.
The Best Canned and Bottled Goods.
Slilctl; Fare and First-Class
Goods, at Lowest Price.
The Late C. T. Ward.Grocery,
67 WEST MAIN ST.,
Corner ofjCenter, Springfield, 0.
New FtirniSuing Goods.
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Bluk Book Work anil Legal BUrnkg a
Genuine George's Bank
Very finest Extra large thick strips.
Holland Herring by the single one or keg.
We have the largest and best 'o. 1 Shore
Mackerel in the rity. Try our
Small Spiced Pickles,
OSLT 15c PER tJUART.
Choice Mixed Pickles and a very fine line
of Bottled Goods.
Xew York Cream Cheese; we keep only
Fancy Groceries a specialty.
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18 AXD 18 EAST IIIOH STREET,
Cr Delivery. Telephone 43.
DO. 1. 1. BLOUNT
Would respectfully announce that hehaj
rMumea the practice of Uentlitry In toll
city. Offloa aaa Residence:
lit. 185 South Limesteiie St