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OLDEST 0A1LY-URGEST CIRCULATION.
BEST MEHTISING MEDIUM.I
VOL. XXXIII NO. 57.
DILI TEN CENTS PEH WEEK.
SPKES'GFIELD, O., TUESDAY EVES US (J, .MARCUS, 1SS7.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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I WimiiaTOii. March s Ohio
tar weaUier. i.mowea 111
northern portion by light
rxius- his-her temperature
, 1SS7. j
Look sharp ! There is but
one Owen Brothers' clothing
establishment in the city ; but
one place where all sorts of
men's, youths', boys' and
children's wearing apparel is
sold from factory to consumer
direct at the single profit
above cost of production.
If you are cash buyers ; if
it is your choice to buy at one
price, with all the chicanery
and trickery out of the goods,
out of the dealing, all the
goodness put into every gar
ment possible to get in by
close watch over home work
men, your place is here.
A trial trip will convince
you, as it has thousands of
others, that there's really but
one place to buy clothing ;
one place where equal chance
is given every buyer, and one
place where purchase money
is cheerfully refunded if the
goods are found wanting in
This is a week of picking,
sorting, piling and clearing
suits and parts of suits that
belong to a season not later
than February or March.
Such suits for $S, $9 or $10
as are seldom seen under $12
to 15 ; such suits for $5 as
you'll pay double the money
for if you don't look sharp.
Such pants and such coats as
are now going for almost what
they'll fetch are found to bring
trade actively to this spot.
Children's knee pant suits ;
mothers, fathers, brothers or
sisters, with 'children to dress,
will find the easiest sort of
buying from the picked out
odd lines now finding their
way out at $1.50 and $2 a
Separate knee pants, long
stockings and cotton or wool
shirt waists are sought out
and freely taken by parties
who make economical buying
Suits, pants and overcoats
to measure. Samples ready.
If $ 10 to $ 1 5 is worth sav
ing, come here for custom tai
loring. We are the hatters for all
the country round.
Springfield's Only One Price
N. E. C. WHITNEY,
Solicitor ot American anil Foreign
IX ALL rATLT UATTCES.
Room 5 Arcade Building,
KICKING F"H"L.1. O.
liraark irrnrleft: Washington, P C, Lon
Ion. t"ng.; Paris, France.
dr. 4. t. Mclaughlin,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
1 (Ifi Writ Main St. Telephone 45.
HIS. I.iuieMone SI., Sprlnilielit, U.
TELKI'IIOVK XO. 13S.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
wRoomsin Buckimtham'i nullilng.overt
WMurphyJl liro.' Store.-
postal attention given to the preserving o
DR. A. A. BLOUNT
Would resaectfully announce that he hasS
resumed We practice ol Ueutlttry in this
city. Offlce and Residence-
No. 185 South Limestone St,
The Greatest of the World's Preachers
Parses from Earth Today While
Asleep Dies and Makes No Sign.
Mntnetn lie Kre.lnl l UN 3lnnw) In
Pro-pet t t'.-trk To lie Cm lij ynln-
rj A.Wnnl Trrllil' r.letnte.1
K.IItnv A, t Itlent.
By the "ssix.-Iated l'ress
Nrvv Yoiik. March . Henrj' Ward
Needier died at U:::o a. m. He began to
s.nk. slowly, after midnight, ami tlie watch
ers at lii bedside won savv that tho end
was near. Mr. Heeeher passed iiietl
.may while asleep. He ieer recovered
consciousness after the paralv -is stupefied
Ins mind. It K of course, too early jet to
announce any thins definite about the fu
neral, but the interment will probably be
Mr. limber never bought a lot there, but
111 children and some of Ins t-randchildren
lie 011 Kvcrgieen hill, on the plat
of Mrs. John T. Howard. Mr.
lieeeher's twin babies died oil the Mine day
when the afterwards famous preacher was
young ami poor and comparatively un
known. He was living at the time in Mr.
Howard's house and w as giv en space on
the Evergreen hill. It is possible that
VI) mouth church, or the citizens of llrook
I)ii at large, will bur a spot and erect a
Those present at his death w ere Colonel
II. II. lteeelier, and his wife, his daughters,
Hattie and Daisy, and son, Henry
WanI Ueedier: Miss Kdith Iteecli-e-;
W. C. Heeeher and wife;
I!ev. Samuel Scoville, Mrs. S. .Scoville,
daughter of Iter. Henry Ward Heeeher:
Mi-s Sen ille. who has just come from the
Vacilic sIoie: Miss HuIIard: the Ke. S. H.
Halliday and wife; Hella. the Scolch nurse,
who lias been with the family many )eais
and was the special favorite of the de
ceased preacher; the male nurse. Kiordon:
Hon. S. V. White: K. A. Seacomb. one of
the trustees of VI) mouth church, and Ma
jor.!. It. Vond.
Mrs. Heeeher. it is said, bore up wonder
full) and with mareIous s-ourage. No
.,-ti.i n n inr on ine uoor.
Mr. Heeeher having always objected
to the use of this. and. the gloom asso-
ciated with it in the presence of death.
Instead, a magnificent wreath of flowers
hung from the left side of the doorway,
tied up with white satin. The funeral will
take place in Greenwood, on Thursday
Some time ago. Mr. II. W. Sage, a mem
ber of Vlymouth church, appropriated bv
wilL a sum of mone) to place a statue of
Mr. Heeeher in Vrospect Varlc. after his
decase. Mr. Qulncy Ward, the well known
sculptor, who is o do ,the work, will make
today a plaster east of his features.
When the end approached the family
were w eeping and sobbing, so that they
could be heard all through the house. Dr.
Searle stood by the bedside, holding one of
Mr. Heecher's hands, and at 9::'0 he said:
"Mr. Heeeher is no more. He is dead."
It is imiMissible to describe the scene at
Notwithstanding the fact that his death
was looked for that It has been expeettd
hourly it seemed to come with such crush
ing forre that the memlers of the family
were lierfectly prostrated with grief. They
could not.bring themselves to the sad real
ization that the kindly, musical voice of
the husband, father and grandfather was
forever.hushed in death and that they had
only the remembrance of his kind admoni
tions. Mrs. Heeeher. who had borne up o
bravely from the first, and who had w atched
so constantl) at the bedside of her dying
husband, was utterly broken down, and
when supported by her son Harry, as she
tottered from the room, looked as If It
would not be long before she would follow
her beloved husband.
The news of Mr. Heecher's death spiead
Asa mark of respect to his memory the
' Hags on all public buildings were placed at
half mast, and Mayor Whltne) had the
Cit) Hall bell tolled.
s..,'nes in the KlrvnttHl llnllunj Three
i Xkw Yoiik, Jlarch S. A fire occurred
at l o'clock this morning in the store of
Xicnl!, the tailor, in the Howery. Hefore
it was extinguished it caused a loss of be
tween S.'.O.OOD and M0.000. Trains on the
1 elevated railroad were blocked by the
flames. The blockade occurred all the way
down to South ferrj-. and on the otlier track
up to nth street. A number of passengt rs
I left one of the trains at 17th street and
started to walk along the narrow footpath
' at the side of the track to the station at
I Hth street While doing s the blockade
was relieved and trains began to start.
Their motion shook the path nay to such an
eitent that a number ol the passengers
were thrown down to the street below.
I Three were instantly killed and seven bad
I SEASON CLOSED.
j rhlr.igo l'ork Talker Kun Behind.
, Ciik voo, March s. The winter hog
i packing season closed the last day of Feb-
i roary. While Cincinnati, St. IxiuLs, Kan-
i sas City and other packing centers of the
! w est turned out an increased product Chi
cago ran behind: the shortage as against
I last season being in round numbers 700,000
I bogs. The cause of the shortage was it is
stated, the great strike at the stock yards,
and its direct and indirect effect upon busi
lr Iteienllng n llritisli :tvnl secret !
lMiiiv March . A sensation has beui
caused at Chatham, by the susiK-nsion of a
foreman employed iu the government
works there. It is alleged that the man
has been guilty of revealing an imortant
secret of naval designs to the United Suites
and I'ussian governments.
Uii.-iu mill Allntria All I'ight.
I.omui.n, March 5. It is rumored that
an agreement has been arrived at between
Ilussia and Austria for the settlement of
differences relative to the Ualkan states.
sYeonil Setwlon Hlsty-Seventh general Am
Coi.rsim s. March 7. Sk.v.vtk.
The following bills were passed: 11. H. 1)
Mr. Hoehmer, changing the name of (ieorge
Heiman Dukes, ot l'aulding county, to
George Herman Wanstrotlr S. It. by Mr.
Coulter, supplemental to section Mo, b)
providing that attoniejs who have practiced
live) ears in other states may practice in
Ohio: S. R. b) Mr. 1'ave), amending the
ditch law; S. II. b) Mr. Kltrrotli authoriz
ing Lebanon lodge Xo. 15. I. (). o. K to
Issue bonds and mortgage propi rt); .. 11.
by Mr. Codding, authorizing Ashland
count) to issue Umds to build mi armor)
at the village of Volk.
The following bills were introduced
Mr. Kaunclls, authorizing the governor to
deed a tract of school land in Vinton
county to Solomon GofT; Mr. I'anuclls.
amending sections fisSii and 0s37 so as to
punish bieaking or entering buildings on
camp ground or barracks of Uie G. A. It.
(Hot sk The following bill was passed
S. 11. b) Mr. Vugslo), to amend the I'ugs
le) election law so that an elector may lie
placed on the election board, requiring but
one publication and making the pa) of
judges and clerks S.i for each election.
Hills were introduced as follows: Mr.
Ziegler, authorizing Gallon to issue bonds
in f 12,1100 to purchase an electric light
plant passed under a suspension of the
rules; Mr. Chaney, providing that in case
the canals are vacated the lands shall re
vert to the persons w ho hav e lieen pa)ing
taxes on the same, and to Indemnify the
ow ners of boats and w arehouses; Mr. Wor
thington, providing for election of clerks of
townships for three ) ears; Mr. Hubbard,
authorizing Fostoria to transfer funds
passed under suseusion of the rules; Mr.
Ilaughman, Way ne tow nship, Waynecoun
t), to pa) indebtedness due on a school
hou.se destro) cd by tire, out of fundus In
LADIES OR NOT.
The Question with Whirl, III,'
Coiiimtttfti ot the .lefleriuiD
The general comiulttee in charge of the
celebration of the approaching birthda) of
Thomas Jefferson, met last (Monday)
evening In the office of John I.. Zimmer
man, esq., hi the Commercial Block.
Xothing definite was accomplished at the
meeting, and the session was almost en
tirel) taken up in discussing the question of
whether or not ladies should be Included
among the guests at the banquet which
w ill take place on Friday evening, April 1,
at one of the city hotels. The comiulttee
was equally divided on the question, and
an animated discussion followed.
Those who wished to invite
the ladies urged. very properly,
that It would give delicacy and tone to the
aflfair and unquestionably make it more
pleasant than it could otherwise H)ssIbly
hi. On the other hand those who wish it
to be a stag"' banquet insist that it
wouldn't bo good form to invite ladle, to a i
olltical celebration, that it would hamper
and damiieu the spontaneity of the pro-
eeedings and wouldn't do at all. The mat-
ter was left in an unsettled condition. UkI brteclles an(I ml committed to the
Some time was also taken up in talking , . , ,.., j- .,
over the distinguished guests from abroad I10" c""rt "' f lie radiating
who will be invited, but no "cards" can be democratic principles of their democratic
sent out until the question is settled as to cditor-m chief and it was no difficult
whether the invitation shall include lnatt,,r t( Unii people who would agree
the recipient and "lady. l'resi- , , , .. , , ... ,, ,.
dent Cleveland, of the White house. w'h vm for lle take "f ','ttln-- rM ot t,m'
Washington, 1). C. will be invited, but It An interviewer who was opposed to the
is not believed that he can arrange his , hill could have had the same picnic in find
pressing veto duties so as to come; or ns ,HN3pe iio were against the measure.
wiicmei ii tic uu, Lruiik aim oiiutr uuttu
to see the boys, he will bring his wife, nrc I
Folsom, along with Mm. Among other I " "- 1"' " "lem
distinguished guests to whom invitations '
will be sent in due time, are Senator Thur- it grows more darkly difficult daily to
man; Speaker Carlisle; Henry Watterson. i tell on which side of the police court ques
of the Louisville C'onricr-Joiiniiit; General tion our esteemed conteinporarj-, the Oh
George Converse, of Columbus; Hon. James I ,, . 1(X,ateil. i-a,t Ilicht ,t wouml
1.. Campbell; T. v Vowell, hsii., of Co-1 , .
lumbus; Hon. M.V. Marquis, of Helle-! "P a column discussion on the question,
fontaine; Hon. J. H.Young, of Urbana, written in the "j on mean old dunce, )nu"
and others. st)le, with the injunction, "Then vote l'o-
A BAD FIRE.
TlieSpringtielrf Mamifurturini". ConipatiK
Work, Mirier A Long anil Hartl Ittiti
for the Ilepartinetit.
What came very near being a disastrous
fire occurred at the wotksof the Springfield
Manufacturing Co., iu the southwestern
part of the citj last evening. At s::U)
o'clock an alarm was turned in from box
4D. at the
corner of Yellow Springs and
streets. and was re-
to by the Centrals and
The Centrals went out Mar -
ket street to Vleasant, west on VIeasant
to Mechanic, and south on Mechanic to
Fair, thence to the fire-plugs nearest the
fire. The Westerns went out Yellow
Springs street Owing to the awful condi
tion of the streets in that part of the city.
It was almost impossible f"r the horses to
drag me macninery, aim as a matter ot i
fact the Central truck w as stalled In the mud
in a field adjoining the works, where
the lire occurred, after cutting down some
wire fence to get to the fire. Tlie Western
also stuck in the mud on John street and a
general alarm had to be sent in order to get
the Southerns on tlie ground with their
hose. The chemical engine reached
the fire, and the bo)s did he
roic work. Had it tint In-en
for the chemical the whole factory would
have been destroved. When the Southerns
arriv ed. their hose w as attached to that of
the Centrals, and with a line of 1,000 feet
of liose.water was finally gotten on the fire.
The tire originated in the shed about the
cujmla of the foundry and those sheds
together w ith a part of the sheeting vv hich
suports the slate roof, were burned. A
few molds in the foundry were destroy ed,
but the patterns and most of the molds
were saved. The slate roof was somewhat
damaged, many of the slates being cracked
bj tlie heat
The loss is placed at 5.00, w hich is f ullj
eovered by insurance.
The Lagondas, who responded to the
general alarm, were stooped at Yellow
Springs and Main streets, but even then
their horses) were nearly plajedout It
was one of the worst runs the department
The sherilT or Kent Cmml
1'imies litre Afler Allreil
Sheriff S. A. Hishop, of (.rami ltap'ul-,
Kent county, Michigan, arrived in Spring
held tills (Tuesday) morning, to take into
custody Alfred I'arks, the young man ar
rested a week ago at the residence of his
sister. Xo. .ij west Columbia street, and
who has since been held in jail on the
charge of grand larceny, awaiting the com
ing of the (irand Hapids officials. Sheriff
Hishop came by way of Columbus and ob
tained a requisition from Gov. Foraker, for
the prisoner. Tlie necessary extradition
papers were secured here, Varks being
brought liefore the court for that puriose.
Vrosecutor Weav er Issued the customary
affidavit certif)ing that the removal of the
prisoner was purely for the furtherance of
justice, and not for the collection of a
Sheriff Hishop left svitli the prisoner at 4
o'clock this afternoon. Varks is wanted
for stealing SI'.' in money, an overcoat,
some jewelry and other articles.
Concert l the tlrpjieils So, lely.
Tils Orpheus soeiety had a splendid re
hearsal of the ".ludasMaccaUeus"' chorus,
list night. It was decided to give a con
cert at one of the opera houses
on Monday evening, March as, at
which tlie "Judas Maccab,eus" choruses
Willi rendered, together with a mixed
programme, l'roi. .viarsieiiar s noted
siring (jnartette will take part The
mission will be ."0, 35 and 25 cents.
Walter Wright was jailed this morning
fur safe keeping.
FOR POLICE COURT-NO!"
The Tide Settinc MasnriGcently Against
this Lame Though Legislated
V Kinging Opinion Against the Miitture
floin Hun. Snnitiel A. Ilouiiimi -Win.
Coukliiis Tts I'usltf on (lenernl
t,-u ! Ill MniEgle.
A representative of the Kki'Cbi.ic called
on the Hon. Samuel A. Hon mam this af
ternoon to ascertain Ins position vvithrefsJ
erence to the police judge bill. The re
porter was Ushered Into Mr. How man's pri
vate office and stated to him the object of
Mr. Hon nun very readily consented to
be interviewed, and in answer to a question
from the reporter, said:
"I Intend to yote against the bill because
I do not believe that an uunecessar) multi
plication of courts and officers will
mitigate or remove the evil that
I understand is complained of,
which is that the ma) or runs his office iu
the interest of his own feea rather than
that of the citv and the public. If the leg
islation can not be obtained from the Gen
eral Assembl) anthorizing the city council
to deprive the major of his fees altogether.
It is clearly within the power of the cit)
council to increase the minimum fine which
the mayor may impose from SI to .!. and
reduce to a nominal amount the fees he is
authorized to collect from offenders.
"This in my judgment would be a lietter
remed) than the establishment of an un
"Mr. Bowman." asked the reimrtcr,
"will)ou refer me to the section of the
statutes which gives to council the authori
ty of w hicli ) on sjieakV"
"The statute to which I lefer," replied
Mr. Hovvman, "as g!vingcle.ir authority to
council is section l-ll of the revised stat
utes, and is as follows, xi far as it relates
to this subject:"
"Skction isrt. The costs of the major
and other officers Ji all ruses nlinll lie ttictl
fry tirtUwittie. but in no ease greater than
the fees for similar services before justices
of the peace."
".Ni that the city council," continued
Mr. Hovvman, "bj increasing thesalarj" of
the major, reducing the amount of his fees
ami increasing the minimum fine, can, as it
seems to me, siilrstautiallj provide a rem
edy for all the complaints of which I have
The 7i'mcc was even more than orduiari-
It .tit' Iit (iTictif Itt ltamtitiiii tit i-iT.jk
..,'.,.. , , , ",
capital out of its series of Interviews with
business men about town on the jolice
court law. Of conrve its Interviewers are
It depended entirely how the question
1 lice Court XO !" It is hardly hoed that
I this admonition of the Gazette will not be
disregarded. Hurrah! Let cvcrylnKly
I vote XO' Hull)' for the Gazette. Long
may she rav e !
A Hi.ri m.ic interviewer today tackled
Mr. Win. Conklln, the well-known building
' contractor, on the subject of the police
court matter. Mr. Conklin has been re-
iwrted as being warmly in favor of the bill,
Instead of that, he is diametrically opposed
to it and will vote and work against it.
! Mr. Conklin wound up with this, emphatic
remark, which should be pasted in the hat
of every voter. Said Mr. Conklin: "I do not
seetheadvantageof. and cannot support, any
legislation w hich makes the tat-pa) er re
sponsible for the tines, instead of the of
fenders, themselves; in other words, which
shoulders the brunt of pa)ing the fiddler
I upon the ieople, instead of the fellow who
originally done the dancing.'
You can bank on it" said a leading
Uwjerto a Kkitumc man today, "that"
Citj-Solicitor Summers will not vote for
his Klice judge bill. I say 'his' because
he drafted it, but that is as far as he will
have any tiling to do with it He simply
carried out the Instructions of his employ
ers and gave them the best bill hecoukl
under the circumstances even if it is a lit
tle lame in spots, leaving unreievled some
statutes w hose existence menace the legal
ity of tlie law. Hut Cus is a shrewd young
lawyer, and as for voting for the bill itself,
he will none of it He is non-committal on
tlie subject and hems and haw s w hen j ou
ask him which way he is going to vute, but
justthp same he will not support the bill.
He most emphatically doesn't approve of
multiplying the olhces as this bill will do."
IN A SERIOUS SCRAPE.
John Miner Taken to Chillii-othe on a
Charge of ltastarily.
Last night Constable Johnston, of Chilli
cothe, arrived iu Springfield with a war
rant in his jHissession for the arrest of John
Miner on the charge of bastard) . The war
rant was placed in the hands of Officer
t.regur) for service, and this niorningabout
5 o'clock he arrested Miner. The man
charged with tlie crime is a )oimg colored
fellow who is employed in tlie I.agonda
shops, and has always borne a reputable
character. He is pretty well "tixed." so
far as this world's goods are concerned,
h iv ing some money and being the ow urr of
good property iu this city. " The girl who
swore out tlie warrant is Clara Nell, a resi
dent of Chilicothe. The babe whose pa
ternity she places on Miner, was born in
This morning Constable Johnston left
for Chillicothe with his prisoner. Miner
say s he Is innocent, and will be able to
prove himself to be so.
An Kye Turned to Hone,
Yesterday Drs. HIIss and Ka) removed a
diseased eve for Mr. L. W. Anderson, of
llutzer stn-et that had within it a shell of
iKine weighing fifty grains, and filling two-
thirds of the entire e)e. The eve had been
blind for a good many ) ears, and had re
cently become v erv painful, ami s) inptoins
of sympathetic inflammation in the other
e)e demanded Its immediate removal.
This morning Dr. Welsh went to Xenia
tj amputate the left leg of Mr. Henry II.
Linden, who resides about a mile and a
I half tliis side of that city. landen is thirt)-
eight ) ears old and for many years has
suffered with a white swelling which has
j finally caused amputation to bo necessary.
Crocker' V lerfnl llor.es nml "The
stl,r King- IjisI Mtiht Coming Al
1 rnrt itms.
That great play, "Tlie Silver King,"' was
given at tlie Crand opera house Jast night,
before a good audience. I. very theater
goer has recognized the beaut) and strength
of "The Silver "King" as a play, and It is
not. therefore, necessary to write further of
It. The performance was fair only. Mr.
Carl A. Haswin, In the title role, has a
tine conception of the long and exceedingly
difficult part, and gave a meritorious por
tra)al of the character. .Mr. S. A. Yerney,
as Jaikes, and Mr. W. A. White, as
Coomlie. performed their parts very credit
ably. Little Touina and MI) Adams
brought dovv n the house by their charming
acting, which would have done credit to
much older children.
tub i.oui: VTIOXAI.s.
The sign. Standing ltoom Onl)" was
hung out at Hlack's opera house at tvv cut)
minutes to S o'clock last night something
so unusual In the general run of the theatri
cal business in Springfield as to be worthy of
remark. The audience which assembled to
see Vrof. Crocker's trained horstswasa
magnificent one and severel) tested the ca
pacity of the hou-e. Several hundred
stood patiently' during the entire perform
ance, and no ouu complained.
If the constant enthusiasm that prevailed
during the evening, and the out-spoken
comments, of the great audience In passing
out, may be taken as an indi
cation of tie merits of the show
and its reception by the people,
nothing furthering d biRiid. Kverjbody was
thoroughly well-pleased and testified their
approbation in unmistakable terms. The
horses are certainly marvellously well
drilled and inte'ligciit, and manifest almost
human headvvurk iu their various evolu
tions and tricks. In the military drill", the
s enes at school, the solemnly funny court
scene, with the mule as judge, the barrel
rolling, the teetering, the dancing, the
pyramids, Uie leaping, the battle-field
scene, the bell-ringing ami the tableaux,
the horses showed a degree of tiaining
that called for the most marked enthusi
asm. They are completely under the con
trol of Vrof. Crocker, and are said to un
derstand over five hundred commands
from his lips What struck the
intelligent observer even more than the acj
complishiiients of the horses themselves,
was the incredible amount of time, work,
tact kindness and patience it must have re
quired on the part of Vrolessor Crocker to
train them. It simply represents the labor
and enthusiasm of a lifetime.
The show will be repeated throughout
the week with matinees Wednesday and
Saturday. In accordance with his usual
custom, Mr. Crocker will invite all ladies
and children, who are in attendance at mat
inees, to come ti'ion the stage, at the con
clusion of the iierformance, and et the
horses and ponies. They are playful as
kittens and as fond of being caressed.
1 "effect safety Is guaranteed.
It will be well worth jour time and
mone) to go and see "Clio" tomorrow night
at the (Irand. It is the grandest scenie and
dramatic play now traveling in this conn-
try. Head what the Huffalo IhilUj ric
says: "Fully 500 people w ere turned aw ay
from the Court St. theater before tlie per
formance of CIio" commenced last night
Many of those unable to obtain entrance
were determined not to be left another
night and reserved seats for this evening's
perforn:an'e. The house was crowded to
the very doors, and the audience were very
generous In their applause of this beautiful
spectacular drama by Hartley Campbell.
The hero of the play is Fabian, an artist,
and is played by Mr. John I.. Hurleigli. a
strong and highly romantic actor who pre
sents the part In a splendid manner, and
looks the joetlc hero and sculptor to per
fection." Secure your seats early and avoid the
A CLEVER REJOINDER.
lion. r.eori-eC. Ilan Una rts ll.iek at the
Legislators l ho Attnrketl lllui.
Last week Hon. Ceorge C. Kaulins draw
down on his devoted head the wrath of a
large number of the house members of the
legisljture, because he moved to reconsider
the vote by which the bill increasing the
salar) of the governor was passed. Mr.
Raw tins Monday afternoon got back in a
characteristic way upon those vvlio had at
tacked him, as the following from this
morning's Columbus JV-unml shows:
Mr. ltawlins of Clark county rose to a
i-iiestion of privilege yesterday afternoon
to explain hi position on tlie governor's
salary bill and to answer some of the
comments which had bet-n made on his
motion to reconsider the vote bv which the
bill was passed last week. Mr. ltawlins
announced that under the recent rules
which were adopted he should have had
two speeches upon the question at that
time, but he was disbarred, and he wished
to improve thi op'Mirtunll to set himself
straight before the people of the state, as
his action had tiecn commented Umn quite
extensively by the various papers. He
read the article from the Mute Journal in
regard to the discussion of that day ami
proceeded to answer some of the argu
ments and assertions which were made by
the various gentlemen who spoke H'miii the
question. He denied that his osition on
the bill was in the nature of clap-trap as
was asserted, and for the purjwvse of aiding
him in a canvass for re-election, and held
that he ought not to be arraigned by the
otlier members because he thought the fig
ures were not what they should be iu re
gard to the salary of the gov ernor. In de
luiing his position he gave some very broad
thrusts on the leading inclinations of some
of the other members who were his censors
and succeeded in creating a considerable
amount of amusement at their expense.
The sjieaker appreciated Governor Fora
ker for what he had done, but he was not
of that character of men who delighted to
rub up against gre.itness.and in the lan
guage of the stage to grasp the hand that
shook with Salliv.in. Mr. Kaulins stated
that the treasurer of the state received only
,000 a ) ear ana vv as comieIlel to give
bond for SiiOO.OOO, and the attorney general
and the clerk or the supreme court, who
pla)ed the part of tail end in a campaign
and did about all the work, were compelled
to lie content with Sl,"00 per year.
C0URT AND COUNTY BUILDINGS.
MHttersXery Hull inSteepy Hollow Toiliij
Hy his attorney W. II. Griffith, eq.,
Thornton Jones has filed his petition for
divorce from his wife. Amanda Jones, on
tlie grounds of desertion and w ilf ul absence.
The parties were married at Catawba, Sept
"11. ISi'J. and nave no children. Tiiey are
colored people. In tho case of James Flem
ing vs. t. vv. liraillnrd, judgment was
rendered for the plaintiff in the sum of
S127. Tlie case of H. and J. C. Holloway
vs O. N Ba-tholomew was settled. The
case of Clement Vs. i'ocktield was passed.
In probate court, Sarah M. Aldrich was
appointed administratrix of the estate of
Azra Aldrich, deceased. The will of Alex.
Mowatt was admitted to probtte.
Hied From the KrTecl s r Mrnnc Drink.
Tim Cavanaugli, of near Gra)"s school
house, died Monday night from the effects
of a prolonged debauch. He hail been able
, to work within the pa-t twoorthreeweeks.
but was subject to sorees. and tills last
carried him oft. He was a married man
and leaves a wife ami children. After
death tlie face turned iierfectly black as
though death had resulted froni hanging.
In Cu)ahnga county a man has been con
victed of murder on no stronger evidence
than this case presented, so far as tlie ap
Iiearance of the corpse is concerned.
Worse nntl More r ft.
There are now twenty cases of measles
at the Children's Home, and tlie disease is
spreading with alarming rapidity. The
cr)Itig necessity of a hospital at that insti
tution is more apparent than ever.
Its Condition and Finances, as Shown by
the Annual Report of the Board
The In-line, lillnttr nuil Klleti- Ex
penditure for the Cure uT the In.
mules Aililitiitiinl lliillilini;i
for the Insane ee,Ie,l.
The county commissioners are holding
their quarterly session this week. At tlie
session Monday afternoon the lioard of
Infirmary directors submitted their semi
annual reiort as follows.
SritiMiFlKi.il. 0 March 1, 1SST.
To the Honorable, the Commissioners of Clark
tirVTl.KMh.N The Hoard ot Directors of
Clark county herewith submit their semi
annual report of the condition of said Insti
tution, and their present proceeding for
the relief of the poor of the county, from
September 1. lssts, to March 1. IsST. to
wit: N'umber of inmates now in the infirm
ary males. Si: females. w; total. 1ST.
Insane- males, i; females. It, total. 41.
Idiotic males, 1; females, ;i; total, -t. Epi
leptic males. 1; females. 3; total. 4: total
insane, idiotic and epileptic. 50; total num
ber admitted since September 1. lSSti, B3;
total number discharged, 4U; total numlier
died, l'.'; total number born, :; tidal num
ber of Inmates September 1, ls'', 13; total
gain since September I, 14.
There has been paid to the treasurer of
Clark county to the credit of the poor fund,
by Isaac Kindle, secretary, S.MG.00. the
same have been received from articles sold
and other sources, from September 15th to
March 1st. The total number of orders
issued for sundries for use of the Intirmar)
and relief of poor of the county, by Isaac
Kindle, is ICO, amounting to S5,."09.10. as
For salaries, superintendent, employes
ana Dins paid ... tl.m ;.i
lleef and flour. itlii "2
Groceries and supplies . . Ml Ul
Drugs aad medicine . 327 ft!
Ilrj go.xts.clothlna, shoes hats, etc 573 -J?
Hardware, tin and queensware 117 !,
Mock. teed, straw, elc 3S7 f!i
Kelief ot paupers. 377 41
Coal and lumber .. 6Jt 0"
.sundries'.. "E3 59
Total amount of order . S-V 10
Deduct amount paid to credit of poor
fund 5 a" 09
Total expense tor September 1st to
March 1st JVM 01
While we show an increase of fourteen
inmates on the total number since Septem
ber 1, l$o, we also show a decrease of
twelve since March 1, lv;. We also show
a decrease of expense of S57G.il, as com
pared with the corresponding six months of
last year. The Insane patients are steadily
on the increase, ami our department for the
care of same Is filled. We are anxiously
awaiting the completion anil occupancy of
the new insane asylum at Toledo, Ohio.
We understand that the state has been re
districted, and when said asylum is occu
pied Clark county's quota at Dayton will
be increased to fifty-seven, instead of the
present number, forty-one. Clark county
at tlie present time has six or seven over
her present quota. 1 hat being tlie case, we
will pro.nptly be reliev ed of nine or ten
when the change at Toledo Is made. Un
less said change is soon made, we will be
compelled to ask for additional buildings
for the care of insane patients or that some
other arrangements be made for their care.
The general health of the institution is
good, but little sickness except in chronic
cases. The inmates are well fed and com
fortably clothed, and the institution is in
good condition, under the management of
Mr. and Mrs. James rlemmg. superintend
ent and nfatron. All of which is respect
fully submitted. Geo. W. alt,
Board of Directors.
A communication was also received from
the board of infirmary directors in the fid
lowing words: In accordance with section
!o4, volume S.1, page 202, Laws of Ohio,
we hereby certify that elev en thousand dol
lars will be needed for the support of the
Clark codnty infirmary for the ensuing
year. Hy the board ofdirectors of said in
hnuary. MATTERS MILITARY.
Regimental Court M.irtial Oiinrvl Mount
ing llehl hy Coinpniiy A.
First Lieutenant Carl K. Mow er. of tie
Champion CityGuard. Company A. Seventh
regiment, O. X. (!.. goes to Hamilton, O.,
Thursday to serve in a regimental court
martial, in deference to tlie following Ol
der: IlEAlXi'lls St.vnxTii Ukoimknt, i
l.NFA.vntv.Oiuo National Gi Aim.
Sri:iNFihi.i. ()., March.",, Is7. )
Special Order No. 1 )
Series 1SS7. f
A regimental court martial will convene
at Hamilton, ().,ou Thursday, March 10, at
10 a. iu , or as soon thereafter as is prac
ticable, for the trial of such persons as may
come liefore It
I he detail for the court martial is as
Major Edward Kott Seventh regiment
infantry. O. N. G.
Captain Simon I'rlce. company I, Seventh
regiment infantry, O. X. G.
Captain Is. M. Clendennlng, company K.
Seventh regiment infantry. O. N. G.
Hrst Lieutenant C. K. Mower, company
. Seventh regiment infantry. O. N. (J.,
Hy order or W. J. Wmri.
Colonel Commanding Seventh Keg.
D. C. Vlt.nam. Adjutant
The puniose of the court-martial is to
take action in tlie cases of several privates
of the Hamilton company, whose discharge
Is desirable. Discharges for auy other
cause than alisenee from the state or disa
bility, can only be made through a court
martial. The Champion City Guards are rapidly-
becoming one of the best drilled and most
efficient companies in the Ohio National
Guard. Hy the time the company is called
to the state encampment this y ear it w ill be
prepared to hold its own with the best of
them. Last night at the regula- drill ot
the guards, the ceremony of guard mount
ing was performed very creditably. Guard
mounting is one of the prettiest ceremonies
in tlie tactics, and one of the most difficult
to perforin as well. When the Champion
City boys go to the annual encampment
they will not only be able to hold their own
in the ordinary military tactics, but they
w ill bo thoroughly posted in all of the com
plicated maneuvers and military ceremo
nies. In tine, they will be acre-lit to them
selves and to the city which they represent.
Mrs. Kate llushong Handsomely Ketnem
nertst hy Memhers of tlie St. Paul Con
creeiilioii. From the first service in St Vaul's church.
up to last Sunday evening. Mrs. Kate Uush
ong nee Carrlngton, has been the leading
soprano In the choir. She has always been
at her post, except when prevented by ill
ness, and apart from the excellent addition
to the choir contained in he pure.exceilent
soprano voice, her enthusiasm and faithful
ness have done not a little fur the choir in
the matter of example. Mrs. Hushoug has
giv en tlie very best of satisfaction to the
church ami congregation. She Is soon to
remove to W.-flnut Hills, near CinciniiatLto
to make her future residence.
With these facts In view, the St Vaul
choir and a large number of the congrega
tion surprised Mrs. Bushong last (Monday)
evening, at her residence on Dibert avenue.
Tlie guests presented her with some very
nice and handsome presents, including a
beautiful ruby and diamond ring. Theeven
ing was very agreeably spent in singing
and other social pleasures and at a late
hour, the friends left for their homes, all
regretting that Mrs. Bushong is soon to
Superintendent Van Tassell, of tlie Ohio
Southern, went to Cleveland today.
HE CETS BACK.
VVet Itrplr I" .lohn II. ThimiRs't
Attn, k in IJi-t Night's tlniettr.
Among the numlier of prominent citizens
who are actively opposing the police court
is I). T. West, of the Sitmhij .Veir. I.at
night's Gazette having made an attack uihid
Mr. West, after the last issue of his paper
prior to the special election, and he having
no source of reply to a chargewhichwas not
only intended to injure him, but more es
pecially to injure his opposition to tlie new
measure, the Keitumc, in a'.l fairness, de
termined to open its columns to Mr. West
for any answer h" might desire to make.
With this purpose in view, a ItkrriiLir
representative called upon Mr. West at his
editorial office, and asked him as to tlie
"true inwardness" of the revival of that
chestnut -his candidacy for mayor. With
his well known readiness, Mr. West an
swered: "Besides the utter falsity of tlie charge,
the political malice and cowardice arena
grant and rank. I have no .sintroversy
with nor complaint against the iiersons who
conduct the Gazette, for courage and man
liness are 'not on their list and I can af
ford now. as in the ia.st, to ignore their at
tacks. Hut it is only fair to the Gazette
people to say that last night's paper was
not edited in the office."
"Who, then. .Mr. West, furnished the
grey ni.ittt r' for that issue""
"The author of the attack iiikiii me was
so fearful th it the community would not
recognize its paternity that he mentions his
own name almost a dozen times. Mr. John
II. Thf in is is not adding laurels to his po
litical cnmn by his malicious and cowardly
charge in last night's Gazitte. It i cow
ardly because, after a.l the weeks of my
sincere and honest opposition to tlie com
plicated, expensive and now-questionably
legal police court the charge that I was
thus working for the mayor's office for my
self was not made until after the last issue
of the .Yen prior to the special election,
thus leaving me no opportunity to re
ply. The malice Is in the intent
to injure the truth and force of
my reasons against the police court par
ticularlyamong the workiiigmen. Several
hundred, probably a thousand extra copies
of last night's Gazette, were distributed
among the homes of workiiigmen."
"What w ill be the effect of this attack
among the w orklngmen'.'"
"1 cannot tell. If human nature is at
all grateful and consistent It will prove a
roorback to the Thomas family and the
police bill. John II. in his editorial speaks
of my hatred of the Thomas family. The
newspaper readers of Springfield will re
call that while other local papers recently
published damaging disclosures against
their business integrity, the .Veir was si
lent from charity and good feeling for
them; also, at the only time in their lives
when they were with the popular tide po
litically, and again when powerful
enejuies were openly seeking to crush
them, Jhe A'ciot befriended them and
that, too. iu the face of 'the generally ac
credited reiHirt that when my name was
before a people's convention for an honor
able office, they did their utmost to defeat
"What will be the result of the special
"I am glad you havechanged the subject
Neither mine nor Thomas's personal mat
ters are of interest to the public, ami
would not have been mentioned save for
their bearing on a jiendiug issue. Today
the police court is defeatist. hat changes
will occur between now- and Satunlav
March 12. I can not tell I here are alreaiiv
abundant evidence that the old abominable
and criminal practice of intimidation is ti
be practiced in certain of the shops to
make employes vote for tlie new measure
I he interviewing" of the w orklngmen In
the factories is the first expression of tliat
"I respect and admire an honest opponent
and do not think-other people wrong be
cause they do not believe as I do. Neither
do I claim a monopoly of wisdom or local
patriotism. But I cannot see how an intelli
gent patriotic citizen, no matter what his
position towards the police court question
can vote In tavor of that court now, when
two of Springfield' ablest andacknonl
edged leading lawyers have placed it in the
realm of doubt and uncertainty. J. K.
Mower, Ksq., twice republican member ot
legislature from this county, and late the
choice of Clark county republicans
for circuit judge, the next high
est judicial rank to the supreme
court, has taken the firm stind that it is
an open and clear question w hether the
police bill is not null and void, which ques
tion the courts must and will decide. His
point is admitted bv the bar of the cit).
George Arthur, e-q., one of tlie finest judi
cial minds In the city, once democratic can
didate for congress, and for common piea
judge, declares that b) reason of the is-lice
bill failing to reieal an t.xisting statuti
empowering the mayor si, to do, that even
if the police court be adopted, the mayot
thus eleted has concurrent jurisdiction
with the iliie judge, has the same scope
of isiwtrs as. and cm collect fees just as ai
present, and that too, in addition ti
his 51,000 salar)' If the new sy stem be
adopted it will at once be taken into lb
courts, to the delay, confusion and expense
of the puonc welfare.
"My opposition is to methods, policies and
principles, and not person, in all question
winch concern the commonwealth. Iain
thankful to )ou and the Hkitm.ic for thi
opportunity to right a wrong, aimed at the
genera! public over my shoulder."
s3pe ImI Itates Cone Ollmmering.
The general freight department of tlie
Fennsylvants rail-md company has issued
the following notice: "The inter-state
commerce law, which takes effect on Apiil
.. 1SS7. makes it necessary for this coir
pany to give notice to all shippers of all
classes of proierty. and to connections of
tills road, that tariffs and special rates now
in effect will be withdrawn on or before
that date, and new tariffs, made in accord
ance with the new requirement of that
law. will be issued to take effect on or pre
vious thereto. Notice ts accordingly given
that all existing contracts, tariff rates and
special rates for the .transportation of all
classes of freight over the roads of this
company, its leased lines anil branches.
which by their terms do not sooner end,
will cease and terminate April -t. 1JS7.
Failure to acknowledge the receipt of this
notice, however, will not have the effect of
continuing such contract tariff rates or spe
cial rftes beyond April 4, 1SS7."'
tlIV-ate to the Convention of the Inter-
imtional Typographical t'aion.
At the regular monthly meeting of the
Springfield Typographical union, Xo. 117,
last nighL -Mr. Simon I". Uehrends was
chosen as thus union's delegate to the net
annual convention of the International Ty
pographical union of the United States and
Canada. Tlie convention will be held in
Uuffalo, N V., early in June. Mr. Ben
rends is foreman of the Acir Era Pub
lishing company's otllce, and is recognized
as one of the leading "prints'' of the city.
He is a graduate of Wittenberg college, a
steady and trustworthy man. and one in
every way fitted honorably to represent the
springheld union in the conventioi
In the Jlay or's court yesterday afternoon
Kinney Jones was fined 5 and costs for
jumping on a train when it was in motion;
Tom. Nolan got 31 and costs for loitering,
and Dan. Devine $5 and costs for being dis
orderly. Last evening William Cook. James
Cook and Kd. Nolan, who were drunk and
disorderly on Sunday ev enlng at the christ
ening of Jack McCIoskey's baby, were
each fined 31 and costs.
I.ast night the following named were ar
rested and station housed: -Michael Doyle.
I drunk and disorderly: Tat. Yarrow, drunk,
. ttnfu-s It. mum. L. E. Davis and Kd. West,
.VXD .( I.IMEMT0VE ST.
IN NI VV -l-IIIM. sHVI.f
Suide Kid Gloves Special Bargain, at M.
F.mbroulered Back Kid Glove. Iilai k.
with colored stitching: Tans in assorted
shades from 7V up.
Lulies Fast Ulai-k Hosiery.
Children's extra heavy Cotton
iiew gouls A J
i - . f ie 'iai d.
II. C. l. ON.
.VXD FAMILY SUPVLIEs.
The Best Canned and llottId Goods.
Stilcth- Pare and Fint-CtaM
Goods, at L iwest Trice.
The Late C. T.'WardlGrocery,
1.7 WEST MAIN ST.,
Corner of Center, Sprialleld, 0.
telki'hom: mi. 33.
Dunlap, Guyer's, Nasci
menta's and "PUCK!"
1. D. SMITH CO.
Corner West High St. and Walnut Alley,
Blank Bjok Work and Legal !t!ar
SUGAR CURED HAMS,
SHOULDER and BACON.
PURE LEAF LARD!
For Family Uie.
16 E. High Street.
Genuine George's Hank
Very finest. Extra large thick strips.
Holland llemug by the single one or keg.
We have the largest and best No. 1 Shore
Mackerel in the city. Try" onr
Small Spiced Pickles,
0XLY 15c PER OUABr.
Choice .Mixed Pickles and a very fine line
of Bottled Goods.
New York Cieam Cheese; we keep only
Fancy Groceries a specialty.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
16 AXI 18 KA3T 1(1(111 STItEET,
Frre DellTrry. Telephone 43.
OR. J. G. OLDHAM,
0PERAT1TE DENTISTRY 1
No. 92 E. Main Street
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