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SPRINGFIELD, O., "WEDNESDAY EVEXINCJ. MAJiCLE '2, 1HS7.
VOL. XXXIII NO. 5:
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WBtiiOTo.Marchi Ofcto: M I
Fair weather, followed by I fS
tcvl rains: eoldfr. with cold I j
waieln northern jwrtlon. t"
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A little 5c pair of suspend
ers not over a foot and a half
long. Try them one by one,
pull them, they 11 stand it ;
stretch them, try them if you
like, and when you have
found the pair that touches
your feelings most happily,
pay your nickle and take them
home and tell of the others
you saw hanging next, a 10c
size for your brother, or the
20 centers, longer by a foot.
The weighty ones at 25c, or
the more dressy with silk ends
at the same, and some 30c
and 36. Very easy to get-are
are suspenders. No easier
than a thousand other things
we keep alongside.
Take linen collars and cuffs.
Where else but here do you
rind nineteen styles to pick
from without going back be
hind this year's productions ?
The odd notion is abroad
that fine neckwear and brass
fixtures are related. They
are not. Our coarse, awk-j
ward cases and fixtures, "old
enough to vote," are hung1
and strewn full up with thej
daintiest silk and satin scarfs, 1
puffs, strings, Windsor's,
"dude's" bows, etc., to be got
outside the large eastern!
cities Then there's this in
your favor: we don't ask
brass fixture prices.
Turn the rascals out. Your
. thick suits must go, no matter
if they have kept you warm
through a long winter and
warded off disease; they're
two- heavy and they're too
Look through the custom
tailoring department ; we're
ready for you, no matter what
your wants may be. Sack
suits to measure, $20, trousers
$12 for $7.50, overcoats a
third less" than common going
prices, and so much wider
scope for choice.
To-day's newest : boys',s
knee pant suits for ages 4.to
12 years, in Globe Mills Cas
simeres. Plaited blouse suits,
entirely different from any
thing before seen here, and so
different from what are to be
found among other houses of
Men's separate pants at
I separate prices. You can't
afford to buy without first go-
" ing through and testing the
thousand and one kinds we
have made expressly for looks
and lasting qualities.
Springfield's Only One Price
Clothiers, 25" and 27 West
FOR STRICTLY PURE
SPICES Hi BAKING POWDER.
54-AUCADE, MlilKET ST.-S4
Our snoods are selected with
great care and guaranteed to be
the best and cheapest in Spring
field. Gie us a trial.
The Standard Tea Co.,
0. 51 ARCADE.
THE WORLD BY WIRE.
What Has Happened on the Planet Today
as Told in Telegraph by the Asso
Kiprcsu Wrangle lit Cincinnati The New
ork (Strike r A 1'araljied Kngi-
ncer Drou nel at Knnnulia FnIL
Bt the-Associated Tress
Ctvriw vti. March 2. The IJaltltiioreA
OMi companj limine applied to Judge
of the f. S. court for an injunction re
straining the Ohio A: Mississippi compan
from interfering with the transaction of
plaintiff express business over the O.
M. line, it was granted until the matter can
be heard on the 11th lust.
The injunction, however, was -6 modified
by Judge Sage upon application of the
Adams Express company toda tiiat it Miall
in no uav affect the arrangements between
the Adams Kxiirvss company ami the (). &
M. compan, and the Adams express will
continue its business on the line.
LONDON STOCK SALES.
t.lgtit Oflerinc With A'tianceil l'rlres A
LoMxtv, O., March 2. The number of
people attracted to Ixmdou by the sales
je-tenlaj vv as v ery large, but the offerings
were comparatively Unlit, with a market!
advance in prices over the February sales.
About 150 head of cattle changed handi at
prices ranging from 3 cents to 4 cents
per pound. The majorit) of stock offered
was driven or shipped In from other coun
ties, Madison county owner, generally pre
ferring to hold their stodk oer in the ex
pectation ot early erass. The largest bunch
put 'on the market was 43 head of Warren
count cattle, averaging 1,100 pounds, and
s'lipped here from Cincinnati by Sam Ford.
The wen-withdrawn at 544.75. A select
lot of 20 head from the same bunch was
afterward withdrawn at $47..'0 per head,
and the remaining 23 head were withdrawn
on a bid of St. Ill per cwt. Among the sa'es
were IS head of two- ear-olds by F.lijah
0'l).u to I. X. Kitchen at S50.25; weight
1.200; 15 head of yearlings by William
Wilson to Thomas Creoth at 534.5. weight
0u; 7 head of jcarlings by Henry Thomas
to William Loukes at S21 40. weight C00;
head of jeariings by Abraham Tanner to
F. Frances at $35.50. weight s,00.
There was an active demand for farm
hordes "by bujers from all parts of the state.
good grades going readily at $200. One
farmer sold hv e head to onebmer, receiv
ing $1,000 for the lot. About 130 head e-
changeil hands during the day.
Pirrsm i:., March 2.-.A Chnmiclc-Tcl-
ctjraih from Youngstown, Ohio special
says: All freight brakemen on the X'ew
York, l'ennsjlvania Ohio railroad of the
yard and roadjerew, stnick this morning and
freight traffic on the line through here is
entire suspended. Kiuployes last even
ing wer informed that Superintendent
O'Hrien hail given instructions to enforce
the order taking the third brakeman off
eacli crew, and the men decided to quit
work. The oflicials of the line are expected
here tonight when imtteni will be adjusted.
It is the Intention of W. II. Bailey of
Knights of Labor general executive board
to take immediate stem for formation of
National district assembly of iron and stee!
workers, which will have also late control
of afliaire of iron and steel workers just as
.National District assembly 135 lias charge
of miners affairs. This is the result of re
cent dispute at Mingo.
CiX( ixn vti, March 2. A special from
Hinton. West Va., sas: Yesterda even
ing while pleasure riding at Kanawha
Falls. Mrs. G. E. Turner, of Baltimore,
Mrs. Tjree, mother of the railroad agent at
that point, and Miss Rhodes, telegraph
operator, were drawn under the falls. Mrs.
Turner's body was not recovered. Mrs.
Tyreo died soon after lieing rt-scued and
Miss Khodcs is not exected to live.
An Engineer' MUrurtune.
Port Juiiv-is, X. Y.. March 2. M. L.
Hose, engineer of the St. Txniis express on
the Erie road was stricken with paraivsls
on his engine last night near Deposit, aud
was found with his head leaning forward
on tuo boiler, in an unconscious condition.
by the tireinau. who ran the train to De
osit, where I lose was cared for. Kose is
Xew Yoiik, March 2. The strike of the
emploves of the Photo Engraving Company
has ceased to exist Most ail men have ap
plied for reinstatement on tiie compan's
terms, but only sulbcient to till places not
.is et occupied by non-union men were
taken back. The hrm will discharge none
of the men who took the strikers' places.
The Brief Are Filed.
Ciiicaro, March 2. A special from Ot
tawa, 111., says Mr. Swett hied his brief In
the anarchists cases early this morning,
set for hearing March 10. The briefs of
other counsel for the auarchists w HI be filed
some time today.
Itemine.1 by the Coiernor.
CotXMiirs March 2. Governor Forakcr
has remov ed George S. Johnson, trustee of
the Toledo Insane asylum, and appointed
John II. Dole to the position.
Wsuix,To, Mareli 2. The president
today approved the military academy ap
propriation bill, the regular pension appro
priation bill, and others.
A Small Milliard.
Cine igo, March 2. The signal service
predicts a decline in temperature and mer
cury will drop below freezing oint b to
The Revolt HuppreMed.
Virv.v v. March 2. The Tuijhbut states
that the levoit of a portion of the troops of
the garrison at Silistria Ilulgaria has been
The Card Hate Iteanirined.
PiTT-iiriKi, March 2. The Western
Iron Association met here toda and de
cided to realhrm the card rate.
Want .VI 0,1)00 for Alleged Slander.
A Interesting slander suit is being tried
in common pleas court toda. Ellen I).
0bom asks $10,000 damige from Mary
McCormiik, because of the latter alleged
assertion in the presence of witnesses, that
"she (Mrs. 0born) was going to poison
her husband." Messrs. Mower and Wal
lace are the attorneys, respectively, for the
plaintiff and defentant. The parties liv e in
the tirst ward and the case, 'hs the aspect of
a neighborhood brawl between two women.
Garrulity flourished on the witness stand.
The case is being heard to a jury.
Important Elk Meeting.
There will be an important meeting of
the KIks this (Wednesda) evening, aud
the attendance of every member is earnest
ly requested. Business of great moment
will couie up, and In addition there will be
""'""i"",,"u,m rroruarj " Ii
patrol force made s.8 runs, covering 103
miles and making 04 arrests. They aNo
attended 4 accidents and conveyed 5 sick
persons to their homes.
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qeeontl MeMion Forty-Ninth CnngreM.
Wasiiimitox, March 1. Si.nate.
Bills passed: To grant the right of way
through the Indian territory to the Chicago,
Kansas and Nebraska railwa; to provide
for a term of court at Ihiluth, Minn.: to
annex a portion of Idaho to Washington
territory; forfeiting certain lands granted to
the state of Michigan for a railroad from
Ontonagon to the Wisconsin state line;
making appropriations for rivers and har
bors; to confirm to Kniile (iuerin and Oieri
1. Major, title to certain lands in Point
Coupe parish, La.; for the relief of J. M.
Ilobbs of Arkansas; to authorize the con
struction of a bridge across the Missouri
river at or near Yankton, Dak.; to quiet
title of settlers on the Des
Moines river lands in Iowa:
tor ascertaining and settling private land
claims in X'ew Mexico, Arizona and Colora
do; for the allowance of certain claims
reiwrted by the accounting ofticers of the
United Mates treasury department.
The legislative appropriation bill was
received from the House, re id a brst and
second time (Mr. Kdmiiuds not lieing pres
ent) and referred to the committee on ap
propriations. Resolutions in honor of the inemor of
the late Messrs. Arnot and Dowdney. rei
resentatlves from the state of Xew York,
were presented by Mr. Miller, who ad
dressed thesenate In eulogy of the deceased.
Mr. Blackburn also eulogized Mr. Arnot.
hike resolutions referring to the death of
the late Representative Price, of Wiscon
sin, were presented by Mr. Spooner, who
addressed the senate. The resolutions were
severally adopted, and thesenate at 11:45
p. m. adjourned.
Hot sk. Senate amendment to the di
plomatic and consular appropriation bills
were non-concurred in ami a conference or
dered; conference report on the bill re
stricting to American citizens the owner
ship of real estate in the territories, was
agreed to; conference report on river and
harbor bill wes agreed to.
Bills passed: Making appropriations for
deficiencies, Mexican ieiisiotis, legislative
At the evening session a large number of
bills wre Passed authorizing the construc
tion of bridges among them the following:
Across the Missouri river at Kansas City
and at Omaha; across the Mississippi river
at Keokuk. The house then adjourned.
feerond sxhmIoh flxtr-Nerenth General As
Coi.ujinus, March 2. Skxatk.
Bills introduced: Yaa Wert to transfer
funds; for the appolntmeat of a state geol
ogist; Hubbard, Trumbull county, to trans
fer funds; the l'resbterian church of Belle
fontaine to sell real estate.
Bill passed; II. B. changing the time of
holding court in Adams and Clermont
HofsK. Bills introduced: Authorizing
Athens to issue S2.",ooo bonds for street
improvements; repealing a sub-school dis
trict act in Coshocton count ; Concord tow n-
snip, Delaware county, to build a hall; au
thorizing the governor to execute a deed to
Joseph vv amock, of Darke count! to re-
Utue the public expendituresof the state by
charging members and others for meals . timore, Ohio; Mrs. IVrry 3111.
which they eat at the public Institutions; (daughter) husband and two fehll
providing that claimants against executors ' ,lren. Da ton, Ohio: Mrs. Frank
and administrators of estates may recover i a. ri.rL- itamrhterV ami hn-
costs on claims not presented within a ear band, of Cincinnati; Mrs. Jno. C. Kinney
from the time their bond is executed; au- (daughter) and husband. East Noirw&id,
thorizinc Columbus to levy a tax of one-fifth o.; Mrs. fieo. W. McCann (daughter) hus
ofaiuill for the repair and improvement or band and children. Mrs. A. J. Flick
hranklln park; providing that the Circuit
aim Buyicn.cTOuiussiian neuju ineeviuence
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TOu.ussuau ni-igu ineeviuence
ai cases in error proceedings;
tlon of a soldiers' inemonal
Ill Ull CIlllllIlU
for the enx
building in Franklin count; Delaware
count to pay the indebtedness on fair
grounds; common pleas clerk to make hnal
record of proceedings when land is sold,
within CO days after continuation, under a
penalty or S2S to $100; Columbus to trans
fer funds; amending the law so that coun
cils shall appoint sanitary officer instead of
the boanl ot Health; increasing the govern
or's salary to SS.000; Steubenville to trans
fer funds; to change the name of a citizen ' Three Thmnuiml Uollsn Already Sub
Of Paulding COUIlt ; equalizing the salaries 1 nrrlbril for the l'urctuue or the Lot The
of county officers; Steubenville to borrow Location.
iiviMiiii five klpuul tttiwwY- -.- tt .IA ..! I
Irt,- nn i. , 7.' i '
county, to transler funds; giving majors ,
the castlm; vote wln .m.iu , , .
Ross county to improve turnpike; Chili-'
cothetobore for natural gas; giving the
commissioners aauitioual power in regard '
TERRIBLE STEAMBOAT DISASTER, i
Hurnlnff and Lom of Lire Down on the
Mobile, Ala., Mareli 2. The steamboat
V. II. Gardner, one of the largest boats
pl ing on the Tombigbee riv er from Mobile. I
was burned esterday afternoon three miles
below Gainesville. Sumter rnuntr. Ala.
Captain F. S. Stone telegraphs to the
ucguticr irom toes, Ala., mat the boat
is a total loss together with 464 bales of
cotton. The loss of life is very large, as
follows; S. C. Illackman, Jule Kembertand
two children, Mrs. W. T. Itembert ami three
children, Theo. L. Graham. G. Itutes (col
ored), John lirjant, steward. Green Jenk
ins, Henry Ford, Hajward Hudson, I..
Llndse. Virgil Jones, Amos Harris, and
three unknown persons. Mrs. Kembert
wxs the wife of the clerk and part o.xner
of the boat, and lived in Mobile. The re
maining whites were passengers living in
the upiier Tombigbee district. No details
of the cause and progress of the fire have
The Gardner was built five ears aco for
he Tomb'gbte trade. She was owned by
F. S. Stone, Sid C. Coleman and W. T.
Iti'iiibert, and was valued at S2V000. She
was fully Insured. The cotton was insured
in local companies for SJ5.000.
Mrs. Itembert and her children livul In
Deiuopolis, Ala., which is V. F. Kembert's
home, and also the home of Jule Kembert.
V. F. Kembert lives here most of his time.
Before making the last trip lie wrote his
wife to join him with his children at Demop-
olls. and make the trip up to the highe-t
landing add return. It Is supjiosed that lie (
invited also his cousin Jule and his two1
childem. and it was inteuded to be a pleas
ure trip for the part. The negroes who
Ion their lives are deck hands from Mobile,
and most of them leav e families.
Death ot Mm. Janies II. Ilennett.
Mr. Charles W. Bennett received a tel
egram from his brother, Mr. James II.
Bennett, this afternoon, announcing the
sail news that his wife, Mrs. Emma Ben
nett, died this morning at 11:30 o'clock at
the home of her aunt, Mrs. Phil
lips, in Xeuia, Mrs. Bennett,
tormerly Miss Emma Farijuahar.
of Wilmington, lias been HI for several
vv ecks and her deatli resulted from a com
plication of diseases. Mr. James Bennett
is the well-known printer, residing at No.
102 north Plum street. The remains will
be brought here tomorrow, Thursday, after
noon for burial.
Operation or the Arnett Hill.
Attorney General Kohlcr, in consultation
w ith a number of citizens of Circlev ille w ho
called on him jesterday in regard to the
operations of the Arnett bill gave it as his
opinion that the separate schools which are
maintained" in that city will not be com
pelled to close at once, but can continue to
the close of the present ear. He thinks it
was not intended that the law should inter
fere with existing contracts, which would
affect the rights of teachers and others.
Celebrating Her Ellnj-Flrt Mirthdajr.
Mrs. Haynes, an esteemed lady of this
I tllJ ceicuiuiru uc cigutj-ursi uuuuiay
jrsiciua, ul uic iroiwuoj ui iier uatlgll-
ter, Mrs. Hon DeWitt, No. 100 west High
street. The occassion was made a verj
pleasant and festive one. and Manes'
children were present from a half dozen
THE MEETING A CO.
Mm 3leetlng at tlie Vri(traiu' FrlitHJ
Night to free the Faaaage r a Hill
FiimWIitng a New Solullan to the To
The suggestion made b the ICKl'rm if
last night orient the holding of a mass meet
ing at the wigwam Friday night, hxsuet
witli instantaneous approval and the meet
ing will be held. Its purpose, as stated
last night, is to urge the introduc
tion Into, and passage by, the legis
lature, of a bill providing for a salaried
ma or, a police commission and s fire de
partment commission, for cities of Spring
field's class and grade. This is regarded the
best solution of the police problem and
meets with an astonishing amount of ap
proval, considering the short time that has
elapsed since the ide was advanced. There
are prosiects of a big meeting at the Wig
wam Fridav niirht. Further allusion to
the matter is made editorially In today's
Said KvSheriff Foley to a REi'Um.lc re
porter totav: "llie suggestion that v our
paper made last night is a most admirable
one. and I Iioihi the wigw-am will be
thronged Fridav night. There is no doubt
in the world but that the plan jourpaper
suggested namely, salarizmg the ma or
and creating police and fire commissions
is the only proper one. The Idea of Stav ing
both a salaried major and a sal
aried ioIice judge is expensive
and absurd. I was speaking a
night or two ago to a prominent Cincinnati
merchant whom I met at Columbus. He
sas that the police system of Cincinnati
w as never so good as now, under tlxf con
duct of a commission equally divided'as to
politics. Xow. when a man make appli
cation for a jKjsition as policeman, he Is not
examined as to his politics, but as to his
phsical condition, his moralsand hit gen
eral fitness. As n resnlL the force; Is in
elegant shape. Springfield ought to be
handled the same way by a coinrnilsiou,
consisting of tuo democrats and two repub
RIPE OLD ACE.
Mr. Kllrahrthllalnen Very 1'leaftant
prUed A Family Iteunlon. J
Yesterday Klizabeth.w ifeof Adin Haines,
of Wtiesvllle. )., was just eighty iears
old. In good health, bidding fair to live
et for ears, she could look back oer a
useful life, and one to to which. In her im
mediate family at least, death has nod jet
come The eight children born to her arm
allet living, and her husband at eifhtv
seven is hale and hearty, and she has' el
in life twent-two grandchildren and
eleven great grandchildren. Among
tier descendants it was arranged, to
surprise Mrs. Haines on her birthday.'and
to that end her daughter. Miss Sarah A.
DeWitL Xo. low west High street, thiseity,
invited her father aud mother to visit her.
Yesterday her daughters and sons, Ihelr
husbands, wives and children came and
called on iier in a body a complete, a de
li, itfui surprise. It's not necessary to de-
family reunion with its feast of
good things, its enjoyment in the prefeent
by recall of the pleasures of the past, f
rreseut witti Mrs. Haines were her ion.
.John II. Haines and wife, Xew Bal
M.unrhtHrl nnd Imshand nml Ml llm.
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Haines, and Mrs. Hewitt, all of this city.
Haines, and Mrs. Hewitt, all of this cil
Among the grandchildren present i
Mrs, Frank Wliitlev. husband and chili
Mrs. Eii. Edmundsod. husband and daugh
ter; Messrs. Claude and Wallace Flick,
Cldeand Don DeWitt. During the day
Mrs. Haines and her family were photo
graphed in a group.
The ltFi'1'ni.ir was pleasantly remem
bered with a box of cake.
THE TURNEH HALL.
The committees recently appointed to
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cam as.s the city for the purpose of recelv-
Ing subscriptions for the new Turner hail
which it is proposed ta build are hard at
,10rk-.and are meetlnir with atlsf artnrv-sur-
cess. They hav e already succeeded In raising
S-".0O0. and exiiect to raise Sti.ooo before
Kv er body to whom they hav e made appli
cation is enthusiastic over the idea. The
entire sum raised will be expended "In the
purchase of a lot, and the building will be
put up by the sale ot joint stock.
two localities are under consideration
. the s
the Arnett property, at
the southwest corner of Columbia and
and the other the Constantine
on High, between Center and
, jrari.,.t, south side. The latter location Is
( most generally fav ored. It is designed to
i put up a very handsome building and to
numerous i.erman soci-
eties of this city.
NORTH SIDE IMPROVEMENT.
Mr. s A, Itowmanto linn aStreet Throuch
lit Lot. From Ferncliff to College
Last winter, when the imposing old
family residence of Mr. S. A. How man, on
Femrlitf avenue, was destroved by hre,
there was much interested speculation as to
what would be done with the magnificent
lot left vacant except for the presence of
the charred and blackened shell of the
house. Mr. How man purchased property
on east High street, and nothing was done
with the Fernciill avenue property. It Is a
magnificent piece of ground, with a front
age of several hundred feet and extending
from rerncluT to College avenue.
Workmen have been now set to work to
remove the debris aud the brick from the
old walls is being carted away. Itislearned
that Mr. How man is planning to run a street
from Ferncliff to College av enue, and di
vide the abutting property into small and
salable lots, suitable for building purposes.
The new street will run squarely through
the middle of the proerty.
A Tenant Hou.e East t tlleCItj Entirely
Con.umeri lr the Flames.
A frame tenant house, lielonging to Mr,
hafaette Hun van and located six and one
half miles southeast of the city on the old
Columbus rood, caught lire Monda night
about 10 o'clock and was entirely consumed.
The building was a new one, aud just been
vacated that day by a man named Kobcrt
Irvin, and his familv. There had been
some tumble between Irvin and Human.
The loss on the building is about S400. It
was insured in the Ohio Farmers' for S200.
It Was a Hail Crowd.
Last night Officers Norton and Mast
made a big haul at Mike Welsh's "Arcade''
on Mill Hun street Complaints were
lodged against the place, and the officers
went there lat evening and arrested James
Bunday, drunk and disorderly; Frank Mor
rison, loitering; John Hughes, loitering:
John Mason, loitering; Nettie Kuttrutf. dis
order! v; Julia Freeman, disorderly; Mrs.
Harve, loitering, and Kate Kuttniff, drunk
and disorderly. It was a bad crow d, and
they v ore like pirates as they were being
takeivTroni the "Arcade" to the station
house in the wagon.
On Tuesday, March 1st, the Rev. John L.
Dalbey united in marriage Mr. Daniel W.
Leibhart and Miss Cora A. Eckurd at Ca
tawba. The contracting parties are both
residents of Clark county.
Douglass calf shoe for men at 52.25, at
the Arcade Shoe store.
Hospital Progress A Big Protest Againtt
Opening the Polls at Nine
O'Olock A. M.
Time of thft sprrtal Klrrtlon Chruigrd to
Sat unlay, March I'-Jth Councilman
McDounltl KeitlciM The Illfih ami
Sprlnc treet tirade.
The city council met in regular session
Tuesday night with President Thomas In
the chair and the following members pres
ent: Ackerson. Hiirnett. Funk. Hanika,
Korn, McDonald, McKenna, Michael, Nel
son, Nells, Prince, Kapp. Kussell, Telian
The minutes of the last meeting were
read anil approved.
1th llllITs UK Ol FICKli
Hy clerk Kejxirt for February, showing
collections to amount of Siii.-IO; disburse
ments feed for lire department, S "'.IS; pa
trol lii.use, 525.4.i.- Keferreil.
By same Weighiuaster's report for 17
days of February, showing receipts SliT. 10,
one-half to weighmaster, S.T.l..'r. Ke
ferred. Major Goodwin stated that he had the
plans of the architect for the proposed
change on the old building on the city hos
pital property; that the plans had been
examined by the commissioners aud council
committee and he asked to have them re
ferred to the committee for Immediate ac
tlon. He also stated that the deed to the
property w ould be on hands later for ac
was deferred until
By Mr. Prince From business men own
ing property and doing business on Market
street between Main and Columbia, who
"most woefully and anxiously pray that
ou liberal-hearted city fathers will have a
modem crossing placed across said street
from the center of Mr. Joseph Shattler's
By Mr. Teliau From John I- Fl nn,
tapper, and Patrick Telian. owner, for per
mission to tap sewer on Water street Ke
ferred. From Mr. McDonald, the following:
To the Honorable City Council of the City of
Mirtnglleld. Clark County, Uhlo:
We. the undersigned, voters of Spring
field, .. protest against the action of vour
honorable body in limiting the hours of
voting at the election to be held In this city
on Monday. Mareli T. 18s7, from U o'clock
a. in. till 0 o'clock p. m.
It has been the established custom at ail
elections held in this city to have the voting
places open from G a. in. until 0 p. m., ami
we demand that this election be not made
an exception to that rule.
The reasons for this protest are that a
great number. If not a majority, of the
wgtkuigiiieu, who vote between the hours
of C and T a. m., will be practlcall' disfran
chised, as their work calls them au ay before
the hour for opening and detains them until
af tt r the hour for closing the ikjIK thus leav
ing no opportunity- for them to vote, unless
by quitting work and losing an hour's time
w hich w ould not be necessary If the usual
custom of opening the polls at 0 a. in. was
observed, and we demand that the voting
places lie opened for votes at no clock a.
in.-oti the aforesaid date. Signed by about
By Mr. Nelson, for Win. It. Alexander
and twenty-four others, residents of north
Belmont avenue (hagonda), for the exten
sion of gas from its termination at the V.
B. church to the iiitersecton of Belmont
avenue and the Mitel ell Boulevard, and
thence north on Belmont avenue to the
summit of School hill. Keferreil.
Bills were presented and referred.
Bj Mr. Funk, from Finance Committee
Pay ordinance to J. G. Benallack, treasurer
of associated charities, siii'J ST. Passed.
By Mr. Telian. from Sewer Committee
resolution granting iermIssIou to John I
Fiynntotap sewer on Water street for
Patrick Foley. Adopted.
B Same Pay ordinance to Armstrong
Brothers, for man-hole covers, $.f0.
By Mr. Korn. from Committee on Fire
Department Pay ordinance to sundries
for 519.4i. Passed.
Bj Mr. Ackerson, from Committee on
Kules and Printing Pay ordinance to
Spriuglield Publishing Co., advertising,
H saint Keport of Acting eighmaster
Daniel Wissinger, sr., for niue das, as fol
lows: Amount collected $13 so
One-half to weighmaster . 21 no
By Mr. Burnett, from police committee
J. C. Walker, salary of policemen SUd 33
A s-uusniivii. rent oi patrol House,
six months . 2u0 00
Dr. L. K. Hasscll. medical services at
station home .. .. IK 00
Chapman Coal Co.. coal for station
J VV. !rrr, repairing pump at station
J. Leuty's Sous, meat for the station
house 36 K
James D lJod, superintendent ot the
chain gang ... ... . 24 (0
VV. Warner, superintendent of the
chain gang 24 00
Williamson A Wallace, supplies at
N". krieKbaum, bread at station house
Itobert w Iddecomh. one horse ..
PLVXs AITIIOV H AMI IIMII ACCF.PTEIl.
The city solicitor read the deed of Mr.
and Mrs. Boss Mitchell for the Greenway
institute property, and offered the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted:
Kesolveii, by the council of the city of
Springhelil. Ohio. Tli.it the deed of Mr.
Koss Mitchell convejing to the city the
premises known as the Greenway institute
be, and tiie same is, hereby accepted, and
the cit clerk directed to have the same re
corded in therecorder'soihceof thiscountv
Council then, on motion, took a recess of
ten minutes to allow members to examine
the plans for remodeling the old building.
Mr. lturmtt, cnainnan of siecial com
mittee on city hospital, offered a reiwrt
and resolution approving the plans as re
ported bvthe hospital coiiiinlssioneM.wliich
By Mr. Kapp, from committee on public
librarj-lay ordinance to trustees, balance
of semi-annual tax, 1,30S.70. Passed.
By Mr. Nelson, from health committee
Pa ordinance to Daniel Sullivan, services
as sanitary marshal, S4s. Passed.
By Mr. Hanika, from committee on
streets and hlglinajs Pay ordinance to E.
A. Williams for street hands, S-ij2.10.
By same Keport In favor of accepting
plat of lots laid out bj Williau and August
llilker. accompanied by a resolution, that
in accepting the above nameil plat it is on
the express condition (a in all other cases)
that the streets shall be made at the cost of
the abutting propert. Kesolntion adopted.
By same Keport that committee lias ex
amined Kice street, from Clifton avenue to
Pearl street, aud tiuds it almost impassable,
and that it is a prominent street, lead
ing to the Pearl street school, and that it
should be promptly repiired; accompanied
by a resolution setting aside SJ.10 to grade
and gravel H!ce streets between the streets
By same Hesolution adopting the grade
as set by city engineer on ration street.
from Yellow Springs street to Little Miami
By the Same The following report:
Your committee on streets and highways.
to whom was referred the matter of
I-AVIMI CKP.TAIN vnu.ETS
of the city, hav e carefully examined the
same, and in view of the heavy expense of
paving the streets named in your resolu
tion, would recommend, during the coming
season, that the following streets be
Main from Limestone to Market.
Market from Main to High.
High from Market to limestone.
Limestone from High to Main.
Your committee are not. without further
information, ready to recommend thekind
of paving which should be used, and would
suggest that a committee from your street
committee be authorized to visit Columbus
and Sttibenv llle fcr the purpose of exam
ining street paving.
Resolved, That the committee on streets
and hlghwas select a committee from their
committee to visit Columbus and Steuben
ville to examine street paving, and that S10
be set aside, out of the general expense
fund to pay expenses of same.
The matter was laid on the table for one
week. In order to allow the solicitor to look
up the Iegaht of the appropriation.
Hy same Resolution setting aside S50 to
"gravel Ferncliff avenue from Market to
Factory street. Adopted.
By Mr. McKenna. from committee on
city improvements Keport in tavor of con
structing modern crossings over the follow
ing streets and allevs ; Plum on Jefferson,
Dibert avenue on Shaffer. Mulberr on
Kice, Western avenue on High street
north side, across alley w est iile Yellow
Springs street, between Dibert avenue and
Pleasant street, alley east of Shaffer street,
north side of Columbia, alley west of
Shaffer street, north side of Columbia,
Columbia (south side) on Western avenue.
High on Center (south side), Clark on Me
chanic (north side). College Davenue on
rernciiu avenue (south side), Kice on
Pearl, and Washington on Limestone and
Spring (north side) ; accompanied by a res
olution setting aside S4i topaj for same.
By Mr. McKenna. from committee on
clj improvements, pay ordinance to
Pat Ilonlan. estimate on crossings 1'1 00
Pat 1'oeUn. mason work 2U 70
Krank Collins, c-osslng plates 10 50
Wm. Collins, mason work . ., 4 t
Trios Watters. rilling at Factory street
bridge . . 14', 00
Total . .T70 il
Mr. Prince moved that the resolution
adopted one week ago hxing the time for
holding the special election be reconsidered.
Mr. I'rince stated that a great number of
citizens were dissatisfied with the hour for
opening the polls, and he did not think it
was the desire xif any councilman to shut
off any body from the privilege of voting at
Mr. McDonald arose to ask the opinion
of the city solicitor as to whether there
might be any question raised as to the le
gality of the Issue of bonds for the market
house, in case the question carried at the
polls. The solicitor said lie thought not.
Mr. .McDonald further stated that sooner
than jeopardise the issue of the market
house bonds, and the speedy ujection of
the market house, he, with thoselie reore-
senteil. would prefer to have the time and
hour of election remain as the are. The
motion to reconsider prevailed.
Mr. Prince then moved that the original
resolution be amended so as to read
svTinow. VH.HCH 12.
instead of Monday, March 7. and between
the hours of i a. m. and C p. in. After dis
cussion, Mr. Burnett moved to amend to
make Monday. 14. instead of Saturday.
Ixist, fi to . Mr. Prince's amendment hx
ing the election for Siturday, March 12,
was carried. The original resolution, as
now amended, was read and adopted.
isy .vir. isurneu Keport of station house
keeper for month of January, showing
number of arrests 210. number of meals
2.2S0. loaves of bread 807. supplies for ta
ble 5S5.91. Filed.
By Mr. McKenna The following:
To the Honorable, the City Council of Sp-fng-
GENTLKMhV I herebv temler mv rtMitir
nation as a member of your honorable bodjswa" solen from the platform of the C. C.
irom mo sev entn ward.
I. F. McDonald.
Mr. McKenna moved the resignation be
accepted. In response to a question as to
why he resigned, Mr. McDonald stated that
lie expected to be absent from the city so
much that he could not do justice to Ids
constituents. The resignation was ac
cepted. REDI.r. OF OMH.'ACEs.
The ordinance accepting plats of lots laid
out by Wm. Perrin and Henry Herbert re
spectively, were read the second time, as
were also those fixing the salary of the pro
posed police court officers and the major.
The ordinance appointing George W.
Caldwell deputy marshal was read the third
time. On motion of Mr. Netts. the ordi
nance was laid on the table for one week to
give the solicitor an opportunit to deter
mine whether abolishing the office of mar
shal carries with it the deputies.
i ne ordinance accenting the nlat ot lots
laid out by Wm. llilker was read the third
time and passed.
By Mr. Korn Setting aside S20 for the
purpose of building a culvert on east Main
street at the alley between the property of
liawiins and Mulaekey, to convey the water
from the gutter into the culvert reccntl
built by Kawlin, and the city. Adopted.
B same To gravel Light street from
Columbia to North, ami North street from
Light to Western avenue. Referred.
By clerk, for president The following:
Whereas. The interests of the citv re
quire that the High and Spring street ap
proaches to the proposed government build
ing should be made more convenient; there
fore be it
Resolved, That the street committee re
port, bv next meeting, a change of grade
on High street, beginning 200 feet east of
Limestone street, and running 12." feet east
of Spring street, and a change of grade on
Spring street, beginning 200 feet south of
High street and running north to a (siint
200 feet north of High street, to cut down
five feet at corner of High and Spring
streets, and to reort the probable expense
to the city for doing the work.
Mr. Bron. Cozier, a foreman at the East
street shops drove up to the postoflice at t)
o'clock tliis morning and engaged a little
colored boy to hold his horse. While lie
was inside the animal got frighted at some
thing and commenced plunging and back
ing, almost driving the buirgy through the
w indow of the Arcade grocer. The horse
finally became entangled in some timbers
in the gutter, and now thoroughly mad-
leneil. dashed up High street to Limestone.
Turning south, it made for the alley next
to the Tlrnf ollice and took refuge in a
sheil, top of the column net to reading
matter. The buggy vv as not damaged, but
the horse was cut about the hoofs.
The Itockway mission, west of this cit.
so faithfully managed for several ears b
Mr. and Mrs. N. II. Andrews, is prosper
ing wonderfully, and just now is develop
ing ouitea religious interest Dr. Falconer
preached last night in their new chapeL
which was crowded to its utmost capacity.
Quite a number expressed a deep interest
at the close of the meeting, and several
were up for pratfrs.
A Gold Watch Stolen from a V. M. C. A.
Chief Walker has been requested b Mr.
E. Ranh, ot Dayton, to be on the lookout
for his fine stem-w hiding double-case gold
watch with gold chain attached, which was
stolen last Saturday night from the V. M.
C. A. gmuasium' at Da too. Mr. Rauh
offers S.'AJ reward for the recovery of the
The v enerable weather prophet. Mr. Jo
nas Drury, said this morning that during
thy month of Februarj- 4.S! inches of rain
and three-eighths of an inch of snow fell in
Springfield. He thinks that the present
pleasant weather will not be of long dura
tion, and that during this month vv e shall
be treated to some pretty high w inds.
Hathaway, Soul & Harrington hand
sewed calf shoe for men for $4, at the Ar
ea le Shoe house.
CONVERSAZIONE ON CHINA.
1'rolltnlile Literary Kxerri.es at the First
rreshytertau Chiirrh !.at Nlcht.
The Young People's conversazione of
the First PresbjterMii church held iLs
regular monthly meeting last (Tuesda)
evening at the church p-vrlors. The session
was one of the most interesting and profita
bleof the series. Aliout fifty persons were
In attendance and entered into the spirit ol
the exercises with enthusiasm.
The conversazione w as opened at S o'clock
with praer b Mr. Will IL I.ee. Miss
Ella l-asle followed in a well-written and
extreirel Interesting paper on Madagascar,
tlie'lite and customs of its people and the
iiiissionar work that has been accom
plished with the natives.
The subject of "China' vv as then taken
up, thecoiintrj having been selected at the
last meeting as the topic for this conrerioi-
I ziniu: Mr. I,azarus. of v ittenlierg college,
read an excellent paper upon China and the
lliiiiese. This was followed by the read
ing of an extremely clever "newspaper"
preparcti by Miss Kittle II. Hickman and
Miss Alice Burroughs, and called the
"China BudgeL" It was a ipiarto sheet,
divided into eoluiiins, like the tjpical news
paper, arid "written in" with short inter
esting articles on Chinese topics. Some
were amusing, manj entertaining and all
of great interest. The "Budget" was sup
plied with a pretty cover and had a table of
contents. Its publication reflected great
credit upon its editresses.
A general discussion of China followed,
and w as taken part in by many present,
'the formal exercises concluded at 10 o'clock
and a general steial tune followed.
llusine for the Mouth of February Or.
Assistant Postmaster George Mellen to-daj-
(Wednesday) sent the following order
fur stamps to the third assistant postmaster
general at Washington, D. C:
Three hundred thousand one-cent stamps;
300.000 two-cent; 10,000 four-cent; 5,000
hve-cent; ."..000 ten-cent; 1.000 ten-cent
"immediate dellverj" stamps; 15.000
stamped envelopes; 125,000 newspaper
The total reieipts from the sale of
stamps fur February was Sil.ss'.l.io. The
total net prortts were ;4...:i a slight in
crease on the average.
The following is a summary of the
monthly report for Febtuaryor Superin
tendent of Carriers Petticrevv:
Delivered Mail letters, 119.:sS; postal
cards. 27. VW: lecal letters. 10.B44; local
postal cards. 4.VM: new "papers, etc, 67,-
!3S. Collected Letters, 52.2i4; postal
cards, It,4!l; newspapers, 0,025. Total
delivered. 2'W.4SI; total collected. 72,780;
total handled. :ii!,2iil. This does not in
caide registered letters.
,s an ev idene of the great mail business
donebv th f'.irm iiwi f-'tres'i'e, the mail
carrier delivered just 750 letter to them this
STOLEN PIC IRON.
Willi. Heal, a li I-ediller, Behind the
liars for Concealing Stolen Property.
Tuesday Detective Caldwell hail a war
rent sworn out against Willis Heal, a rap
dealer, doing business at the corner ol
Spring and Monroe streets, for secreting
stolen property. This property consists of
seven bars of pig iron, weighing about 600
pounds and valued at about 913. It wa-
out of a sample lot of twenty-one bam
shipped to VVhiteley, rassler fc Kelly ard
C. .t I. freight depot on or about Februar
Ith. The lot had been neglected and for
gotten and laid on the platform for several
weeks. This is the iron discovered under
some carpet at Beal's a week or so ago
w Idle oflicers were looking for some missing
railroad brass. Ileal was locked up last
night and the trial set for Thursday after
noon. The brass was taken to imhce head
quarters. FATAL RESULTS.
The Awful Vrcldent to Little Eltie Kelly
Little Elsie Kelly, the child of Mr. Rich
ard Kelly, of (ireene township, who was
so horribly burned Monda as detailed last
evening, was onl 0 ears of age Instead of
14, as published Dr. II. H. Sejswasthe
attending pnysic.au ami says that recover)
is simply impossible. The child is probablj
already dead and released from its suffer
ings. The entire trunk, from the hip to the
chin, was (rightfully roasted. It is a well
known fact in the medical profession, that
where one-third of the surface of the body
is burned, however suierficially. death i
inevitable. The skin cannot perform it-
f unctions the kldnejs break down and
stupor and deatli follow.
WANTED FOR CRAND LARCENY.
rrested on n Telecraiu from Graod flip
Tuesda afternoon the oflicers arrested
Alfred Parks, at the residence of ids moth
er, o. west Columbia street, on a telegram
from (iraiid Rapid-, Mich. Parks came
hereabout two weeks ago from the city
named, after stealing some money from his
boarding house. His mother and sistet
have lived here forome time, and also
came from (irand Rapids, vv here they vv ill
shortly return. Parks is a single man of
UsorllO jears of age. He was locked up
In the jail and will be held, by the Instruc
tions of the telegram, until an officer ar
rives for him.
Whoopee Circti A-Comin.
"The canvas-tented, sawdust-scentci.
niuUi-fnsiiieiiteil circus" will be with us
soon, and the doctors are busy dosing the
small bis with digitalis to prevent palpi
tation of the heart. Major II. II. Tner,
the bill -voster. lias closed contracts with
Sells tiros', circus to put up their paper,
and the show- vv ill pitch its tents here on
Monday, May .M. The first advertising
car will arrive to bill the city on. April
Uth. The show Is said to be a big one
this jear. with Wild West and hippodrome
Mr. Tjiier is also in correspondence with
Mr. Sam. P. Cox, of the Doris show,
which will visit Springfield later in the
season. Doris has consolidated this jear
with Colvin, tiie well-known hippodrome
man, formerly of the Coup show.
Street Car Kxteusiuiu Work on Pluni Street
The first load of the .".0,000 feet of oak
lumber to be used in the construction of
the Plum street branch of the Citizens'
street railway was delivered on the spot
this morning by Mr. E. A. Stew art, of Clif
ton, the gentleman to whom the contract
has been leL Work w ill be commenced on
the new line todaj', and it will be in open-
tlonbyApil 1 at the very outside. The
hf ty-fiv e tons of steel rails to be'used are
piled near the West End malleable shops.
just as soon as the Plum street line is fin-
!!Iia.1 w-L- will hfiWl, fn fhMavtan.lnti nf
the west Main street line to the Mad river
.Donation to Wittenberg Library.
Messrs. Kuuk& Wagnails, the New York
publishers, have sent thirty-six volumes of
their own publicaticns to the Wittenberg
collego librarv. These works are mostly
theological and v er' v al liable, w orth betw eeu
875 and 5 100. A few years ago tills same
firm presented 2u0 or :UM) worth of books
to their old alma mater.
Ed. McDargh, alias Derr, the Boler street
wife-beater, was fined S3 and costs for
drunk and disorderly, William Booth, his
antagonist, Charles Moulton and John Man,
drunk and disorderly, aud Mike Scanlon,
drunk, each SI. James Carr, charged with
secreting goods belonging to Andrews.
Wise & Putnam, was bound over to court
in the sum of SIOQ.
48 .VXD 50 LIMESTO.VE ST.
Call SPECIAL ATTENTION to a hue of
AH Wool, and in ail the new shle.
I'm e onl
50 CENTS PER YARD
N. B. New Sateens and the handsomest
Gliurhams ever shown. New Lace Em
broideries. II. C. LYON.
AXD FAMILV SUPl'LISS.
rhe Best Canned and Bottled Goods.
Strictly Pure" and First-Claw
('oods, at Lowest Prices.
The Late C. TWard.Grocery,
07 WEST MAIX ST.,
Corner of Center, Spriuglield, 0.
Pointed paragraphs : probably, princi
pally pertaining to purchasers profiu
Pleasantly, perhaps pertly f') put on
paper for jour perusal by
John McLaren & Bro.
Do you know, that our unpretciit.ous
looking store is the only well lighted
We don't mean by the gis comnanvs
lUht, (sorry we can't brag about that), nor
the electric light, either; but by Heaven's
o!d fashioned da light ; the only genuine.
never-failing, henltlt- preserving liS!,t in
existence. And if jou want to see Drj'
(toods a they are, j-ou hive to see them in
our store or take j our chances in the dark
somew here eNe. We respectfully call tiie
attention of the ladies to the abov e fact. It
U worth something to them to see exactly
what they are getting for their good
mjnej. Yours sincerelv-,
John McLaren & Bro.
A line of Lace Curtains just put on sa'e
calls for more than a passing remark.
House cleaning time, with all the usual
accompaniments, will soon be upon us;
and then j ou will be ready to purchase
Curtain Poles, Curtains, Chains, etc.; that
is, if the old ones, through fiithful service,
are promoted towards the roof. Kindly
bear us in mind vv hen the time comes. We
hive some specially cheap goods to show
jou. Lace Curtains, all new desi-ns, a2,
,30, S3, S3.50. etc A full stock of
Scrim in plain ecru, and fancy colors, at 10
Lcents and VZ cents a j-ard. Some pretty
new square patterns amonz the ulaiu
goods. Curtain Poles, new handsome
st j les, at bottom prices ; and lots of pretty
brass chains to hold back the curtains ; the
latest kind to run ribbon through are very
neat Yours truly,
John McLaren & Bro.
A notable advertiser, lately proclaiming
the merits of his Spring Dress Goods, lets
his pen run away from his better judgment
bj saying: "The shades far surpass the
glories of the sun-tinted cloud." We can
not ipiite say that about our goods : as we
prefer the beauties of our Springfield sun
Sits to the drj goods business, ever even
ing of the week and all day Sunday: but,
nevertheless, we have just as pretty
s'lades in Spring'Suitings as ever left the
looms of Europe or America. You will
find it a delightful little pastime some of
these pleasant days to come in and feast
yourejeson them; nothing loud or harsh
among them, but soft dove tan and wood
shades, that rest the eje and please the
mind. Come in; our j oung people behind
the counters have lots of patience, as well
as a prettj- good knack of Inducing the
ladies to select their spring suits on the
spot; "for fear it miy not be here the next
time jou come down town."
Yours resjecl fully.
John McLaren & Bro.
We expect another shipment of tho-e
tine C-4 Worsted Goods at 73 cents, which
we sold so readily last week. Our notion
department is well stocked with novelties
in dress buttons and clasps, besides all the
other necessarj dress trimmings, which we
sell at very moderate prices, compared
with the usual exorbitant profits chargt d
by the stores which offer jou some gocils
for cost, what you iJVin'f want, and charge
you two prices for what you do want.
Sec our beautiful clasps for ten cents a
set, and very nice dress buttons we sell
from 15 to 25 cents a dozen, worth more
than double. Yours obediently.
John McLaren & Bro.
Cash and One Price, 34 and So South
DR. J. C. OLDHAM,
OPERATIVE DENTISTRY A
No. 9 E. Main Street