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VOL. XXXIII NO. 63.
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WiHicarox. March 16-Ohlo:
Fair rathrr.hlghrr tempera
ture. LOOK AT IT
If the When folks are a lit
1 tie slow in placing their spring
products before your optics,
it's because they take the time
to make up the garments
Slowness, steadiness, close
watchingness upon the many
little details of manufacturing,
show in the finished garments,
be it a man's suit or overcoat
at $8 or $18.
All things considered,
Offers greater inducements to
cash-payers for reliable gen
tlemen's outer and inner vest
ures than almost another big
concern to think of.
Scotch suitings enter into
our combination of spring
styles in no small way.
, .It will-pay-any "maif-fora"
week's waiting, just to see
what's to be worn through the
spring and summer months,
as put together by
The Great Eastern Manufac
turers of Clothing and One
Price Retailers for Cash at
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n. C. L.TOK.
AXD FAXILT SUPPLIES.
The Best Ctaied ftsd Bottled Goods.
Stiletlj Pare ul First-CUss
Goods, at L Jwest Price.
The Late C. T.JWardlGrecery,
67 WEST MAIN ST.,
Coer of Center, Spriaglleld, 0.
TELEPHONE MO. 3t.
, COTTON SEEO OIL!
Cheaper and purer than lard for cook
CROWN PRINCE COFFEES,
Koasted and put up in air-tight cans,
which preserves the aroma perfectly.
Bet of X. T. Cream Cheese jut retY.
FKEsH SODA WAFERS.
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
16 AXD 18 KAaT HIGH STKKKT,
Delivery. Telephone 43.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
JWKooma In BaeklaKbam'a BalItllnr.OTer-
-MurpbyA Bro.'i Stored
pe3lalattDttoaelTn to tae preMrrlngo
DYNAMITE IN RUSSIA.
University Students in St. Petersburg The
Terrible Bombs Found in Their Pos
session Dynamite and Strychnine.
An Atonihlne Society i:ilil In tndl-
anit A 1'hj.lrUn ,tU Tlint HrWiM
Forcctl to Mnrrj n Yoiin); AV.iiunn
lj Thrrnt. FnIlur- anil Fire.
llT the Associated rress.
St. I'KTERsiiriti;, March 10. The Offi
cial ilaisaiacr publishes the following:
On Sunday last at eleven In the morning
three students of St Petersburg university
were arrested In Xewsky Prospect having
in their poscssIon bombs. The prisoners
admitted that thev belonged to a secret
criminal society. The bombs found
on them were charged with dynamite,
each bomb was arranged to throw eleven
balls, and all these balls were tilled with
The czar and czarina came back from
Gatrhina to St Petersburg yesterday morn
ing, and attended the ball given by the
(rand Dune Vladimir, and returned to
Gatcblna In the evening.
An Aurora Doctnr Wl.bm to be Unmnrrltil.
Cincinnati, March 16. A singular trial
is in progress at Lawrenceburg, Intl. It Is
a suit by Dr. Marc Bond, of Aurora, Intl.,
to set aside the marriage ceremony whereby
he became the husband, in April, 1SSG, of
Miss Jennie Hill, also of Aurora, on the
ground that he w as forced by threats of mur
der lo marry. Uoth parties belong to
leading families in Aurora, and the case is
attracting much attention. A strong array
of legal gentlemen are engaged in the case.
among them being congressman llolman.
The plaintiff's statement is that Miss 11111
accused him of seduction, and that her
father demanded that he should marry her
or take the consequences, which meant
death. He choe marriage, but never
lived with his wife. The case will be In
progress some time.
Cincinnati, O., March IB. George F.
Belden A Co., rubber dealers, 140 Main
street, assigned to day to Baker & Hum
phreys. They previously filed two chat
tel mortgages on their stock one,
for S10.000. to the Fidelity
National bank, Cincinnati, and the other
to Jolah Belden, Xew York cit3 for 515,-
575. Tne assets and liabilities are supposed
to be about equal, and to reach S50.000.
Belden 4 Co. succeeded the old firm of
Burt & Hlckox.
A Manufacturing Klabllslimrnt Btirnrrf.
Canajoiiahir, X. T., March 16. The
Reed Manufacturing comnanv'sfaclory was
tot-illy destroyed by fire this montlnx- Loss,
$50,000; partially Insured.
He C.rt a RalM.
Special to the Republic
Columbus, March 16. The bill increas
ing the governor's salary to SS.000 per
year was passed today and will be a law as
soon as it is signed. ,
o- Albany Flrt.
Albany, X. T., March 16. H. It
Wright's general produce store burned this
morning. Loss, $40,000.
MIm rortciwue In "Frou.Frou Stetson'
lTncle Toniti Cabin.
Miss Fortescue, the famous young Eng
lish actress, who has just closed a most suc
cessful season of seven weeks at the Ly
ceum theater, Xew York, will make her
first appearance In the Grand opera house.
Thursday, March 17, one night only, sup
ported by her own company, when the
great society drama of "Frou-Frou"' will be
The part of Frou-Frou," in which Miss , square, form a column -and follow a short
Fortescue appears. Is one that puts to a se- , Hue of march to the hall, where the festivi
vere test all the abilities of the young ac-1 " w ,ocur- . T,he jf S',x ba"rt wi
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tress. There is a depth of emotion and a
passionate expression of womanhood In
Gilbert?., whose proper rendering Miss For
tescue has most certainly attained. For
her art Miss Fortescue Is much to be com
mended; she possesses a fine degree of re
pose, a most excellent grace of manner, an
easy demeanor. In which Intelligence is
united to a pleasing gentleness of girlhood.
She appears In a variety of gowns, whose
richness and taste lend an increased adorn
ment to the modesty of her face and the
refinement of her charms. Miss Fortescue
is an actress who gives the impression of
having undergone careful study. The
dresses which Miss Fortescue wears in Frou
Frou are so numerous and so beautiful that
they alone would be sufficient to pack any
theater. The actress wears two new dresses
In each act and all are miracles of the mil
The sale of seats up to this time shows
that Miss Fortescue will be received by a
large audience tomorrow evening.
UXCLE tom's cabix.
On Saturday afternoon ami evening,
March 1J, Stetson's Double Uncle. Tom
Company will be the attraction at the
Grand. This company have been packing
houses everywhere. We clip the following
from the Wheeling (W. Va.) .Vcir Letter,
at which place this company played last
"The attraction at the matinee this after
noon is Stetson's famous double "Uncle
Tom's Cabin company. The drama is
magnificently mounted and carries two
brass bands, bell ringers and Kersand's cel
ebrated Jubilee singers. The crowd in at
tendance at the matinee this afternoon
amounted to a jam and will doubtless be
even larger tonight"
Take your children to the matinee Satur
day at 2 p. in. The prices for matinee will
be: adults, 33 cents; children, 25 cents.
Watch for street parade. Two brass bands.
"TIIE IXSIDE TKACK."
The Grand has the popular Oliver Byron
in his Ixmdon love drama. "The Inside
Track." for Thursday evening. March 24.
This is Ilj ron's latest success, and the press
i are almost unanimous in acknowledging it
I thx best tiling the Byrons ever apeared in.
This is the second season, and the piece is
meeting with greater favor than ever. The
I beautiful scenes, which are described as be
ing such a delight to thii ladies, have been
brought out much stronger; several new,
startling and realistic effects have bee:i
introduced, and the comedy made more
abundant Mr. and Mrs. Byron have parts
well suited to their abilities, and the compa
ny rive a tine representation in their re
It is frequently asked why Mr. Byron
dropped "Doud" from his name. His
prii.cipal reason is said to have been be
cause it made such a cumbersome name.
and that "Oliver Byron" looks nicer, reads
better, and is easier to handle. As Mr.
Byron is a millionaire, and is reported to
have already cleared 515,000 this season, he
is well able to try ami convince the public
leisrifht beside it does not lessen hisi
iiopularity or interfere with the excellence
of his plays and performances.
Death of a Pioneer.
Mr. John Drummond, aged 84 years and
eight months, died at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday
morning at his home in Enon. after a brief
illness. Deceased was. It is believed, the
oldest pioneer citizen of the county at
least of that neighborhood and was bom
near Dayton, O. Funeral services at the
Christian church, Enon, this (Wednesday)
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
erond SsMlofi Slity-Stenth General As
sembly. Coi.rsuirs. March 15. Skxatk Bills
passed: S. Ii. limiting powers of peniten
tiary managers so as to confine the paroling
of prisoners to first convictions and Inde
terminate sentences. II. I), making general
appropriations. S. It. sinking fund com
missioners to borrow money and refund
certain Indebtedness. S. It. authorizing
the state school commissioner to appoint a
board of examiners to consist of six mem
bers. House. Bills passed: S. It. authoriz
ing Muskingum county, to sell the Mus
klinrum county railway. S. it. to reorgan
ize the board of Improvements of Cleveland
and fixing the salaries. II. II. to prevent
the adulteration of venlgar. II. It. to
amend section Cl'25 so as to prevent straw
iKiard and paer mills from emptying re
fuse into streams on which they are located
without first filtering or purifying the same.
1 1. B. to secure a fuller and better return of
property for taxation, and to prevent omis
sions of property from the duplicate. II.
It. to increa the salary of the circuit court
judges in Hamilton county. II. B. to se
cure prompt payment of wages for certain
employes twice each month. II. It. to in
corporate the Presbyterian church at Long's
Hun, Columbia county. II. It. correcting a
clerical error In section 622 of the revised
Senate joint resolution adopted purchas
ing Thorite's picture of Garfield.
WHAT HE DIED OF.
Too MtnteiuenU About the Death of J. C.
As briefly noted yesterday, J. C Clark,
a saloonlst living and doing business at the
northwest corner of Spring and Washing
ton street died at 3:15 Tuesday morning.
Considerable speculation upon the cause of
his death has arisen, and there is some talk
In the family of having Dr. T. M. Iteade
hold a post-mortem examination upon the
Dr. Miranda, the attending physician,
said today that Clark's death was caused by
cerebral coma, superinduced by an unfortu
nate tendency to alcoholic indulgence. 1 he
case was first in Dr. Kussell's hands, but is
he had tc be absent from the city for several
days, ho turned the case over to Dr. S. 1).
Miranda. Clark was raving wildly, and at
10:30 Monday evening his violence was such
that Dr. Miranda was called in haste and
administered a heavy hyperdennic injection
of morphine. This ditl not qu! t Clark in
the least and he died three hours later.
The family feared that death was the result
of the morphine, but this does not seem to
be borne out by the facts.
Fifteen Can of h llee Line Freight Train
Ilernllrd nntl Several Demollnhetl.
It is not often that the Bee Line railroad
has an accident but when one does happen
on that road it usually happens hard. This
morning, shortly after midnight as freight
train Xo. 66, south-bound, reached the top
of Ostrander's hill, near Delaware, it broke
in two. The front section of the train be
gan the descent of the hill at a lively rate
of speed, and just as it reached the level
ground the rear section, having attained
fearful momentum in descending the hill,
thundered Into it In an Instant cars were
piled'in an extricable mass of smashed wood
and twisted iron. Fifteen cars In all were
derailed and several of them were broken
to-kindling -wood. Fortunately nobody
was seriously Injured, although the train
men were all pretty badly shaken.
Passenger train Xo. 5. due here at 2:45,
was delayed nearly five hours by the wreck.
AN EMPEROR'S BIRTHDAY.
TlieSirlnf field Krlecer Vereln to Obserra
It With Appropriate CrreinontaW.
Xext Monday will be the ninetieth birth
day of Emperor William, of Germany, and
the Springfield Krieger Vereln, the local
German soldiers' association, will com
memorate the day, so dear to the heart of
every Teuton, with appropriate ceremonials.
In the evening a ball and banquet will be
given at the Germania hall, on west Main
street, to which a large number of invita
tions have been Issued. The Krieger
Vereln will assemble at 7:30 on Market
i furnish the mu
,ie baj -yn
Louis tteixelbaurm of the
Journal will deliver a patri
otic address appropriate to the occasion,
and the evening will be spent in character
istic gala Teuton fashion.
Tf llliatn Dnrlii Thrown Front n Wagon
antt Almost Instantly Kilted.
Monday afternoon a distressing accident
occurred at Mechanicsburg. In which Wil
liam Davis lost his life. He was driving
into the city with a load of wood, when his
team became frightened at some dogs on
School street and started to run. They
went pluuging down the hill until near a
Mr. Comstock's residence, when the wagon
collided with a hitching post Inthesmab
up the front wheel was demolished and Mr.
Davis thrown head-formost from the wood.
His head struck the curb stone, crushing in
his skull. The lotd of wood fell on top
of him, completely covering him. When
taken out he was unconscious and so
lingered until 10 o'clock, when he died. He
leaves a wife and five children In poor cir
cumstances. He was a member of the
.Knights of Honor, ami his family will re
ceive 52,000 insurance.
The Democratic Central Committee Fall
to Effect a -Meeting What John Klniiane
Only five members of the Clark county
democratic central committee men in the
new committee rooms in Leuty's building
last (Tuesday) evening. This did not con
stitute a quorum, and there was accord
ingly no meeting.
"They don't seem to to have any Interest"
complained Johnny Klnnane. this morning.
"What would have been done had they
met?" was asked.
"Oh. that's hard to tell. I suppose it
was the idea to endorse somebody. I be
lieve that they will endorse the nomination
of Frank Hagan for mayor, and It wouldn't
surprise me to see them endorse the whole
ticket Any democrat would be a fool to
vote azainst that ticket unless he simply
has to from party fealty."
He ITai (letting Alnent-Mluded.
A w ell-known prof essional man of this
city, doing buiuess on Main street between
Limestone and Market streets, had a streak
of absent-mindedness last week which it
makes hiin tired to think of. He hail oc
casion to make a remittance, anj going
over to the Mad Kiver National bank drew
a draft foi the amount
He sent the letter away and the next day
found the undent draft in his pocket which
he had forgotten to enclose.
He murmured a tropical report in a brisk
undertone anil sent away the draft.
Two days later, he received the draft
back again. He hail forgotten to indorse it
He scrawled his signature across the hack-
,,i .n,.. ,nkina 110 deirree-ln-the-sliadp
; remark, he enclosed It in an envelope leav-
inc his business card in the corner, and
dropped it into the postofllce. Then he
felt better. Xext morning the postman
brought him back the envelope containing
the draft. He had forgotten to put a stamp
He Is thinking of hiring a cheap boy to
remind him eighteen times a minute that it
might be well to breathe.
I T!"" Winner
' of Schultc's Prize Problem will be adver-
j tlsed in next Sunday's Xart.
COLD WATER CONVENTION.
The Prohibitionist Put a Nearly Complete
City and Township Ticket
in the Field.
With Uncle Abe Lllillnw for Mnjor, Thnv
llrVllt for l'ollre Judge, and Wllner
of the Proceeding In Full.
Mayor A. It Ludlow.
Police Judge Thomas DeVItt
Police Clerk Will It I-ee.
rilv Solicitor Wither Pnli-ln. '
Street Commissioner Albert Mclitlre.
Water Works Trustee A. W. Ottott
Township Treasurer I). M. Burns.
Township Cle'k Thomas M. Olfott
Townslilp Trustee Timothy Wones.
Township Assessor E. S. Kaiue.
Constables J. S. Chapman and Joshua
The prohibitionists had their inning last
(Tuesday) night at Temperance hall, and
the result Is another full fledged city and
township ticket Although operations were
announced to beein promptly at 7:30 o'clock,
like Its predecessor of the night before, a
half hour was thrown In for good measure.
At exactly eight o'clock Wilber Colvin,
Esq., called the. convention to order nd an
nounced that Itev. M. Kaudman wouil offer
prayer. At the close Mr. Colvin read the
official call and stated that the convention
was now ready lor Dusiness. it. U., eDD
moved that It S. Thompson be tempo
rary chairman, but Mr. Thompson moved
as a substitute, the e'ection of Mr. Colvin.
which motion prevailed. A. L. Slager was
elected secretary pro tern on motion of W.
C. Dinwiddle. On motion of I). Sj Mor
row the temporary officers were continued
as permanent officers.
About one hundred participated in the
convention, which was mass in nature.
while among the audience were many poli
ticians of all parties, a number of the nom
inees of tho previous night and a goodly
sprinkle of ladies.
It II. loung moved mat tne chair
man appoint three committees of five mem
bers each, on resolutions, rules and order
of business, and nominations, respectively.
W. U. Dinwiddle moved that the third
committee be stricken out which was car
ried. The motion as amended prevailed.
The chair announced the following as the
llesolutions It S. Thompson, A. It
Ludlow, Itev. M. KaufTman, A. II. Alexan
der and C. B. Kissell.
Kule and Order of Business W. G. Din
widdle, It 11. Young. D. S. Morrow, T.
M. Offutt aud Thos. DeVItt A
llie chairman announced mat wniie ins i
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committees were out preparing their re- j
ports. the several wards would hold cau- :
cusses as provided for by the call.-and
assigned portions of the hall in winch to .name of Will It Lee. who was nominated
meet The committees then withdrew. ' 0y acclamation.
The committees were absent a full! liaifj Vot having enough lawyers in the party
hour, and when they did finally return, the to go aroumL no nomination for police pros
convention was immediatelycalledto order.
Mr. Dinwiddle, from the committee on
nui.ES AM) kf.oulatio.ns, I
reported as follows: , '
1. Voting shall be by delegations, the
vote being announced by the chairman of',
each ward aud township delegation, ,-i
a. A majority of all votes cast will be
necessary to a choice. , I
3. Xominations shall be made as follows:
Mayor. Police Judge,
Water Works Trustee.
The report was adopted.
ironi tne committee on
resolutions, presented the following as the
result of the deliberations of that commit- Second ward Council, S. F. Brecken
tee, prefacing the reading of the report by ' enridge: school board, A. B. Speilman; as
saying there had been no cut-and-dried res- j sessor, 1). C. Webb.
olutlons prepared In advance: Third ward Council. Elbert Finch;
the platfokm. j school board, C. W. Xeal; assessor, C. B.
Resolved. That we adopt and re-affirm
the principles announced in the prohibition
state platform of 18S6.
Kesolved, That we are opposed to any In
crease in the salaries of our city officcrs.be
yond the figures at which they have already
Kesolved, That we are in favor of the
strict enforcement of all laws, especially of
the Sunday laws and liquor law s. and be
lieve that the severest penalties within the
limits ofthe laws should be visited upon
saloon-keepers who violate the Sunday
law, the 10 o'clock ordinance, or the laws
against selling to minors and drunkards.
Kesolved, Thatwhile unalterably opposed
to the Dow law as It stands, we demand
the passage of a prohibitory ordinance
Kesolved. That we are in sympathy with
tile workiugmeu, aud believe that the aboli-
tionof the saloon, and the success of the
UlUlliimitlll Uitllj, U.H- UtVltUiill 1IJ OlIU
friend of the wnrkingmen, are the only per-
nauent remedies for existing labor difficul
ties. The i evolutions were adopted In a lump,
without discussion or delay.
Xominations being next In order. A. It.
Ludlow presented the name of D. M. Burns,
Im iiroi:i.nt Innmnfuint tYi tnu-titilil n lra c
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iirer. . C. D.nwlddie seconded the noin-
iuation and moved his nomination by accla-
matioii, which was unanimously carried.
For township clerk. T.
M. Oflutt also
present incumbent w-as nominated by Mr.
ninaLiii nv nr
Dinwiddle, and the rules were suspended
and his nomination likewise made unani
mous on motion of It II. Youug.
A. L. Slager nominated Rev. Timothy
Wones for township trustee, which was
" ""-; - , ""- - -" " --, noor said tnai ne woum preiace nis remarks
seconded by Mr. Osborne. ! C. Webbb a(iin orilnallce that he desired
moved his nomination by acclamation, which . to consijer aI1(f if lt taw tiu to pals.
Luke Bird stated that he was
theoulv person present from the town-
fore propose the the name of F, S. Kame ;
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for township assessor, and the gentleman
was nominated without much ado, like
those w ho had preceded him.
For constable, Frank Buchanan was
named by Thos. Offutt and T. M. Sullivan
by I). C. Webb. These gentlemen are
easily recognized as the nominees of the
non-partisans. Mr. Ludlow raised to ask
if these gentlemen were prohibitionists, and
let it be known very forcibly that he was
forniust the nomination of any person not
a prohibitionist This sentiment was loudly
Mr. Buchanan, being present was called
nut to explain his position, to which he re
sponded by saying he was entirely neitral
on the subject of prohibition, and he was
dropped like a hot potato. The names of
James Hockett J. S. Chapman and Joshua
Smith were then presented, and on a ballot
being taken, the only ballot of the evening,
by the way. Messrs. Chapman and Smith
received a majority of the votes cast and
were declared the nominees of the conven
tion. CITY TICKET.
Xow comes the tug of war not to decide
between candidates, but to get the man upon
whom the party had been centering for
w eeks or months past aud especially the
last day or two. to consent to the use of
his name as a candidate for mayor. The
gentleman referred to Is A. It Lud
low, the acknowledged leader of the party
in this city and county.
Mr. Ludlow appeared In a card, over his
own name. In an evening papera few days
ago. In answer to a premature announce
ment ot his candidacy, saying that
he would not take the abuse
that would be heaped upon him
during the campaign for the salary of
the office, and that he positively would not
I be a candidate under any circumstances.
Delegates worked with the gentleman dur
iiiu the day and wenlng to prevail on him
to reo ns'der, but without r reiving much
encouragement. At lat the idea struck
them of rushing the nomination through
hi the whoop and hurrah stjle
and leav m Uncle Abe no way of escape.
When nominations for major were de
clared In order. Editor Thompson arose and
proceeded to address the convention, telling
what kind of a man .should be nominated
for the jiositioii, enuuieia'iiig a list of qual
ifications which he should posses aud
which, he said, were combined in the man
he was about to name. He therefore took
great pleasure in placing In nomination
A. It. I.UDI.OW, Full MAYtm.
The audience caught on to what was com
ing long before the gentleman's name was
announced, and tot their hands and throats
not to mention their feet in good work
ing order, so that a perfect storm of ap
plause greeted the announcement, which
was continued for several minutes. Mr.
Ludlow was In the act of rising, probably
to decline, when Will C. Dinwiddle ad
dressed the chair, saying that on all ordi
nary occasions he would gladly yield the
floor to Uncle Abe. but now he could
not In the best slieech of the
evening, Mr. Dinwiddle stated why Mr.
Ludlow should be the nominee of the con
vention and why he should accede to the
demands of his party.
Mr. Thompson moved the suspension of
the rules and that the nomination be made
unanimous. Before the motion could be
put Mr. Ludlow arose, but the audience
would not have it so, and literally stormed
the gentleman clown. The motion was then
put and unanimously carried amidst anoth
er storm of applause. .Mr. Ludlow now
came to the platform and tiegan by saying
that the convention had done him a treat
honor, which be highly appreciated, but
at the same time, a great injury by forcing
the nomination upon lilm. But he finally
closed by accepting.
A straight-out prohibitionist was nomi
nated for i!ice judcu in the person of Mr.
Thomas DeVItt. But a different deal was
at one time on foot This was nothing less
than the endorsement of Cushman. the
non-partisan nominee. A delegation
waited on Cushman during the afternoon
and asked him whether he would accept
the nomination if tendered. His answer
was that he not only would, but would be
glad to, as he was In hearty sympathy
with the movement His consent having
been gained, fie next move was to secure
the otes of prohibitionists for the deal.
This was not so easy. Many, however,
agreed to it for mere policy's sake, and
Cushman would undoubtedly hae gone
through, had not a friend of his appeared
just as the convention w as about being 1
called to order, and asked that his name be !
left off the ticket This was the easiest I
thing in the world to do. and the gentle
man was swiftly accommodated.
Mr. Dinwiddle, after declining to have
his own name proposed, placet! Mr. DeVitt's
Iiame i nomination for millr Indm In a
silort 8eech. and the eentleuian was noml-
natl bv acclamation.
For police clerk D. C. Webb proposed the
ecutor was made.
At the request of Mr. Slager. Mr. Colvin
T4eated the chair, calling Sir. Thompsou to
tike his place. Mr. Slager then noiui-
wiliiek colvix foii city solicitor.
a id he was unanimously nominated. Mr.
Colvin briefly thanked the convention for
the honor conferred upon hiiiL
Albert Mcluttrewas nominated for street
commissioner by a risine vote and three
cheers. Mr. Mnlntlre acknowledged the
compliment in his own blunt and outspoken
A. W. Otstot was nominated for water
works trustee, which ended the list
Melntire. Burns, Offut and Kame were
previously nominated on the non-partisan
ticket but are all straight-out prohibition
ists. tefore adjourning Mr. Thompson moved
that the campaign be opened by a red-hot
meeting on Thursday night which was
The ward tickets, as far as nominated
jt night, are as follows
Fifth ward Council. E. W. Yeazell;
school board, A. II. Alexander; assessor,
Sixth ward Council. F. Davi: school
board. II. M. Oldham; assessor, J. D. Cad
wallader. Seventh ward Council (long term). A.
C. Hammaker; short term. John McCoy;
school board, J. B. Bell; assessor, J. A.
ANOTHER CAS PROPOSITION.
The Miami Natural Cas Company leire.
'nriilshSriiiKl!rld with la rurlleat-
g- and I'owrr Furposr.
At the meeting of council lxst night
essrs. James Brown, of Toledo, and F.
i M. Aiken, of Jamestown, Xew York, rep
resenting the Miami Xatural das company,
' . nllln . nIW,ir The ir.,ntieo,.
arrived In Springfield yesterday, and in the
evening met City Solicitor Summers at the
Arcade hotel. They told him that they de
sired to secure a franchise of the streets of
this cily to enable the company which they
remeented to lav natural iras nines anil
I mall, in Sprlnerield. The solicitor Invited
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assured taem that they would bo given
0,,II0rtunlty tu present their proposition
that bod v
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sellte(i city Solicitor Summers introduced
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the gentlemen to council, stating that they
had a proposition with reference to furnish
ing the city with natural gas, to make.
Mr. Brown, who acted as spokesman,
was granted an audience, and on taking the
i i thm rpml ati trilinniif m th
usual ironclad form, granting to the
' ijamj x.,tural Cas company, of Ohio, the
iicitto lay mams ami pines in tne streets
of the city for the purpose of furni-hlng to
I the citizens natural gas for heating and
power puriKises onry.
Mr. Brown stated that the Miami Xatural
Gas company was a duly incorxirated com
nanv. whose rtrlncinal office Is in Davton.
Ohio. The capital stock is 32,000,00.1. all
of which lias been paid up. and none of
which Is for sale. All the parties connected
with the company are thoroughly well
posted In reran I to the piping of natural
gas and oil, having long been engaged in
the business. The stock of the company is
divided into four parts oue-fourtli being
held by the Pennsylvania Tube Works
company; one-fourth by the Anchor Oil
company, of Xew York City; one-fourth
by the Forest City Oil company, of Penn
sylvania; and one-tourth by Aiken .t
Company. It Ls proposed to
get the gas from the fields
in Mercer and Darke counties, in which the
company has exclusive control of 20,000
acres ot land which is rich in natural gas
and oil. This rich field the company pro
poses to develop as rapidly as possible.
The experience of the parties connected
with the company will enable them to pipe
the gas with perfect safety. The company
proposes to pipe gas to Plijua, Troy and
Dayton, having already been granted the
franchise of the streets of the two first
The above Is the substance of Mr. Brown's
remarks, and in order that he might be able
to get his proposition before council in defi
nite shape he asked that the ordinance be
referred to the street committee. He would
then meet with the committee and explain
more definitely his proposition. The ordi
nance was, therefore, referred to the street
The drive is now on Golden Fleece, '
sack 31.30, sack 60c.
The City Oonncil Passes the Market House
Bond Ordinance with a
Mr. rrnmtej Wants the Mnjor salnrj
Kniseil, hut i Not Accommodated lllc
IJrUt of Urdliiiinces llinor Cltj
Matter Clirn I 'iinsiileraltou.
The city council met in regular session
last night with President Thomas in the
chair. Following were the members pres
ent : Ackerson, llurnett. Crumley. Ilan-
ika. Kidder, Korn, McKenna, .Michael,
Netts, Xelson, Prince. Itapp, Itiissell, Te-
han, Thomas. E. T., and tint president
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved and signed, after
which the business of the meeting pro
ceeded as follows :
By the clerk, abstract of the votes polled
at the special election held last Saturday
showing a majority of 1,942 for the police
court, and a majority of -4,718 for the
market house. The number who did not
vote on the police court was 114, and 74
dul not vote on the matket house. Or
By the clerk Beport of the chief of po
lice of certain pertniLs to sell ale and beer.
By the clerk Mayor's report for the
month of January showing a total collec
tion of tines of 8162. Referred to the
By Solicitor Summers An ordinance
providing for the Issuance of howls to
erect a market house and city offices anil
providing the site therefore at a total cot
of $150,000, In denominations of SI. 000
each. The ordinance gives the form ofthe
bonds and couimns aud makes the same
payable " at the office of the city
treasurer of Springfield or at the
the ImiHirters' and Traders' Xational bank
of Xew York. The bonds are to mature as
follows: 31A.U00, Septemler 1st l'J07. and
815,000 on September 1st in each year
thereafter; interest at i per cent per
annum, pa able semi-annually on the 1st of
March and tho 1st of September of each
year. The acts of the legislature ami of
council are cited in full a authority for the
said bonds. The Ninds are to be taken and
l,auI ,,,r '" cas" b-v ,,le purchaser thereof at
the office of the city treasurer at such terms
and in such amounts as council may desig
nate by resolution. The mayor and clerk
are authorized to execute the said lionds
and to deliver the same to the purchaser or
purchasers on compliance with the above
terms. The clerk is authorized to make legal
publication in two newspers of general
circulaiton in this county.of notice that said
bonds will be offered for sale and sold by
this city at not less than par and accrued
interest to the highest and best bidder
therefor, said sale to be held in the council
chamber of this city, council reserving the
right to reject any or all bids. On motion
the rules were suspended and the ordinance
was read the second aud third time, aud
By the Solicitor Keixirt that John and
Daniel Snjdtr had agreed to withdraw their
Injunction restraining the city from build-
lug a sewer at Main and Isabella streets,
provided that the city would agree to build
a wooden water way through which to carry
water from certain Hinds into a natural
water courve. through the said Snyder's
land. The solicitor presented an agreement
which he had drawn up and which he pro
posed to have made a matter of record, and
offensj a resolution accepting the agreement
The resolution was adopted.
Bills were read and referred.
Mr. Hanika, of the street committee.pre-
sented a pay ordinance for the payment of
the loliowlng claims:
Cltv clerk, expenses of committee to
Bern. Ilelnal. street name plates
K. A Williams, to pay street bands. . .
!)eorce!ntz. broken stone .....
siise & Deritt. repairs. ..
T.J. Mnnahan. lantern globes
G. W. Kutlr. brooms.-.. .
Total 'Liu; (2
By Mr. Crumley, of the ewer commit
tee, pay ordinance in favor of
Armstrong Bros, crossing plates ...il 03
By Mr. Korn. of the committee on fire
department pay ordinances. In favor of
J. S. Phewalter. feed for rtcpartment .5150 C
.Monanan .v scnaus. on. etc .. .T lo
Hamilton A Co.. supplies . M 1
V. F. B.uimth. work is 7
Armstrong Bros., spittoons . .. 4 so
By Mr. E. T. Thomas, of the committee
on rules Pay ordinance, in favor of
Welxelbaum ASchienthal.advertljIns...S 4fl Bfi
Springfield Gazette. ailvertisinK..
The J. I) Smltn Co . scale books
Total 190 ta
By Mr. Burnett, of the police committee
Pay ordinance, in favor of
Pimlott Coal Co, coal .. J2I 43
T. J. .Monahan.sDlttoons IS
Telephone Co, messages .
Wm. M'arner.supt.chalngang .
Jas. D. lloo'I. " " " .... .
Jennie Baker, cook at station house.
n.i.hoontz. clipping horse
the gas committee
for February. .SIZ3S
By Mr. Xetts. of the claims committee
Pay ordinance in favor of
S A. Todd, recording deed $ 110
K. M. (fClttlcks, seo:eaiit-at-Hrni. ...,.. 6 00
J. S. Miewatter. city clerk, election ex
penses. . . 20110
Jas. L. Olds, repalrini: door . 2 (0
Total ,iv io
By Mr. Hanika, of the street committee
Kesolution setting aside 8100 to Improve
I Factory street from Pleasant to Fair and S."0
w ' uiiurrsum. auuwl
By the same Kesolution that the plat of
lots of Henry Hubert be accepted by the
city, as it was found correct. Adopted.
By Mr. McKenna. of city improvement
committee Pay ordinance in favor of
Pat Doilan. account of crossim:
i VVn.vVr',!!!! Mr'rr.V,
.. 12 I"
Armstroug Bros., crossluc plates
. a 03
. 243 13
By Mr. Crumley, of the sewer committee
application of It P. Willis to tap a sewer
and resolution granting the request.
By the same -Keiiort on the proposition
of John Woods for cleaning catch-basins at
81. 5 each, recommending its acceptance by
council and offering a resolution accepting
the same for one year, and directing the
solicitor to draw up a contract. Adopted.
By Dr. X'elson City clerk's and weigh-
masters for rebruary, reported correct
onill.NAXCKS ANI MISCELLANEOUS.
First reading of an ordinance accepting a
plat of lots laid out by W. U. Maitland. Ke-
Sir. Tehan wanted to know the fate of
the ordinance appointing Detective George
Caldwell a deputy marshal, and Solicitor
Summers said that he did not think a depu
ty to an official that did not exist could be
Third reading of an ordinance accepting
the plat of lots laid out by Henry Hubert
in addition to Springfield. The ordinance
Third reading of an ordinance accepting
a plat of lots laid out by William Perrin in
addition to Springfield. The ordinance was
Third reading of the ordinance fixing the
salaries of the police judge, police prosecu
tor aud police clerk, and establishing the
I III tr PruiKA rtf
, Ijwy ordinance, in fav
Rcrincaeld !as Co.. bill
bonds that these officials are to give.
Third reading of the Ordinance defining
Pie powers and duties of the mayor of
Springfield, and providing for his salary.
31,000 per annum, and bond, 81,000.
Mr. Crumley said, after learning that the
mayor's fees would Im under the new sy
tem, almut 825 per year, that he thought
the salary of 81,000 was too paltry a sum
for the mayor of Springfield, and he was
certain that nobody but a wealthy man could
afford to take the office.
The president and Mr. BurnMt
thought that council would lie accused
of bad faith if any of the salaries were
changed. Mr. Kidder thought the salarj
of prosecutor, if any. ought to be increased,
because he would have the heavy work tc
do. Mr. Tehan thought the number of
candidates, both rich and poor, indicated
that even at 81,00.) per year, there were
plenty of men anxious for the office. Others
sioke in the same vein.
The ordinance was passed, Crumley vot
By Mr. Crumley Kesolution that the san
itary marshal be instructed to abate a
nuisance arising from a drain on the prop
erty on the southwest corner of Sherman
and Elm streets. Adopted.
By the same Kesolution that curbstone
in front of Samuel Hatfield's property i
Chestnut street be reset so that a sidewalk
can be const ructed. Keferred to the im
By the saui -Kesolution that the street
committee proceed to Improve certain alleys
running north frim Maple avenue, is re
quired by ordinance. Keferred to street
By the same Kesolution that for any in
fraction of ordinances or rules bearing
upon the tapping of sewers, the license
such party or parties shall be forfeited, am
that the city engineer provide plats of
sewers, giving location of slants, etc . am'
place them at the convenience of parties
holding licenses to tip. Adopted
By E. T. Thomas Kesolution that bids
be received for printing 175copies (100 bound
in paper aud 7.5 bound in cloth) of the clerk's
annual report and of the reports of such
other officers as shall prepare the same in
time tor said purpose. Adopted.
By Mr. Kidder Kesolution that the street
committee examite intersection of Deardorf
avenue and Washington street and devise
same way to conduct the water into the
sewer. Keferred to street committee.
By the same Kesolution that 87.'! be set
aside to sprinkle Market square from April
1st to October 1st under direction of the
market committee. Keferred.
By Mr. Hanika Kesolution that 3300 be
set aside to grade and gravel Grand avenue
from Yellow Springs street to the L. M.
By the same Kesolution that the street
committee reiurt to council for adoption a
grade on Western avenue from Main to
Pleasant street Adopted.
By the same Resolution that the clerk
notify E. !. Dial, guardian for Hill's heirs,
to open Patton street from Yellow Springs
street to the Little Miami railroad.
By Mr. Ackerson Resolution that a
modern street crossing be placet! on Lime
stone street north side of the north track
of the L. M. It K , and that that 340 be
set aside for same. Adopted.
By Mr. Xetts Resolution that Shaffer
street between Xorth and Cedar streets be
graled as.soon aspnictlcable. and that S100
be set aside to pay for same. Keferred to
the street committee.
By Mr. Xelson Kesolution that a ne
gas post be erected on the corner of Xelsoi.
street and Lagonda Avenue to replace tin
one broken by a runaway accident, and U
set aside S17 P pay for same. Adopted.
By Mr. Tehan Resolution that the sewei
and health committees examine the watei
course that flows through the German Cath
olic church yard and rejwrt to council plans
for abating the nuisance. Adopted.
Bv Mr. Prince, resolutsou Instructing tin
clerk to advertise for bids on 1,003 feet oi
curbing and guttering, and on l.ooo yard.
ot paving. Referred to committee on citj
By Mr. Crumley, resolution setting-aside
5000 to gravel Chestnut and Sherman ave
nues. Keferred to the street committee.
By Dr. Xelson, resolution that a crossing
be made across Lagonda avenue at a point
corresponding to the entrance of the Her
man Catholic church, and that .c2." be set
aside to pay for same. Adopted.
By Mr. Xetts. resolution that a box cul
vert be constructed across the old Dayton
road at its intersection with Main street
and that 310 be set aside to pay for the
By Mr. Kapp, resolution requesting
the street commutes, to Investigate
the Plum street railway track. Adopted.
Council then retired to take a week's rest.
Kurltre on the orth Side
k lnrty Other Kntertaln
Miss Ora and Mr. Arthur Perfect gave a
very successful progressive euchre party
last (Tuesday ) e ening at their residenc e
on north Limestone street In honor of their
guests, Mrs. Hale and Miss Fuller, of
Wilmington. About twelve couples of
young people partook of the admirable
hospitality of the evening and spent its
hours in perfect enjoyment The absorbing
game occupied the lion's share of attention,
six tables being constantly filled with its
votaries. Play was suspended at 1 1 o'clock
and an intermission was pleasantly devoted
to ices, fruit cake, lemonade and the
usual accompaii'ments. Play was then re
sumed until the stroke of midnight when
an invoice of the situation was taken and
the red and gilt star indicating progres
sion and non-progression, games lost and
won were carefully counted. Mr. Carl
Mower and Mrs. Rob. Miller won the first
prizes, and Miss Anna Moore aud a party
whose name could not be accumulated,
took the boobies. All the prizes were very
handsome, the boobies being scarcely less
desirable than the first awards. A number
of guests from Xenia were among those
present After play, an hour
was devoted pleasantly but informally to
music, a little square dancing and the usual
social observances. Xot one present on
taking his or her departure, omitted to as
sure the host aud tostess that the evening
had been a very Perfect one.
Miss Helen Potter, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. A. M. Potter, gave a very delightful
children's party last evening from 4 to 7
o'clock, in honor of her eighth birthday, at
her parents residence on south Market
street. The event was certainly one of the
most complete children's parties ever given
in this city, sjixteen guests enjoyed little
Miss Helen's hospitality. Dainty refresh
ments were served between 5 and fi o'clock
and met with rapturous appreciation. The
rtig ling sport of putting the tail on the
d niKey was the principal amusement The
ailmal was large and very life-like, having
been painted for the occasion by a local
artist It was embowered In the draperies
of the bay-window. Jamie IIIel won the
first prize, an elegant book, and OUle
Troupe, the booby prie.a bisque baby, with
a face like a cherub.
Miss Alice Wones entertained a few
friends in a very acceptable manner last
evening, at her residence on west Mulberry
street, in honor of Miss Carrie Miranda, of
Xotice Is hereby given that the electors
of each township are to vote at the regular
April election for one director of the Clark
County Agricultural Society, in each town
ship. Vacancies are to be filled as follows:
In Springtield city W. C. Downey's term
expires; Springfield township. J. T. Gar
lough; Madrlver, S. J. McClure; Bethel. D.
O. Frantz; Pike, Saiu'l Washburger; Ger
man. John Kiblingen Moorefield. Reuben
Sieffers; Pleasant J. W. Yeazell; Harmony,
J. I). Boyd; Madison, L. It. Sprague.
Ciiaiiles Stewaht, President
L. B. Si'RAnt'E, Secretary.
KowUnd. dentist. Black's opera house.
Vi e lure s.lll sonu desirable
For ladies, that we will sell Wonder
derfully Cheap sooner than pack them
away 'till next faiL Fine ladies' New
markets at much less than half original
cost. A small line. also, of Misses'
Jackets and Xewmarketsatsucii prices
that will make them worthy your atten
tion. Those who desire to save money
and make one dollar now do mine than
two dollars will next fall, ate invited
to come this week. This sale is for ten
days only, as we must pact away to
uiake room for other goods.
4S A- 30 Limestone and 51 E. Jllg'i.
MtKcu 10. 1SS7.
Is elegantly fitted up, and
the new goods are arriv
ing in car loads. Re
ceived the past week:
One Thousand Pairs
Of those non-rippable,
good-fitting Sweet & Orr
In now and d slrable sialf?, an I
Children's Suits and Waists in 'he
latest design, of every description,
aal at a priee bejoad all mad any
10 SLICE'S OPERA HOUSE.
"Plain words and true they best can tell
the simple tale of simple folks."
Good, plain, everyday Saxon ought to be
ood enougn for ordinary dry goods folks;
it w 111 have to do for us; anyway, as it is
all we hare handy Just at present
We didn't get a chanee to tell you all
about the new goods put on sale last week,
and now here we are again with more and
more, and still there's more to follow.
Spring jackets for ladies and misses are
now being shown.
Ginghams, Seersuckers, Cambrays.
Crinkle Seersuckers, Sateens - Jid all other
kinds of spring and sunir-r washable
Dress Goods are here In full force. "The
eaily bird gets the " longest time to
make them up. and the choicest and fresh
est goods to select from. The manufac
turers say "Cotton Goods will be higher
before the end of March," but we have
heard'the same song many time before and
take light hold of that kind of bait this
time; we will undoubtedly be able to sell
you cheap enough summer goods, any time
from now till September; but these quiet
restfnl days are just nice to make your
summer dresses up, and evidently, from the
1 lantities we are selling, at present writ
ing, many of the ladies feel that way about
We are showing a beautiful lot of French
Sateens at 27 cents a yard. About thein a
lady said Saturday at the counter: "Ju-t
exactly what I paid 40 cents for, at that
other place." That is the most unique
compliment that can be paid to a dealer,
who desires to have and hold the good will
of the people; and if we are not mUtaken
we have gained the good will of a great
number of the ladles in that very way. We
want to ;ive the best possible value for the
money CM can be found In America, and
There Is one commodity in the line of
Dry Goods that has advanced in price.
There is no getting away from the fact that
merchants have to pay from 10 to 20 per
cent more for every yard of Black Silk
they buy today than they did two months
ago for the same goods. That means that
a silk we sold last Christmas at Si a yard
is now worth from 31.15 to S1.23 a yard,
and yet we have not advanced our prices
one cent We sell the same goods at the
same prices this -spring that we did last
fall. Perhaps that sounds like a fish story.
but it isn't; It's all straight. We were ad
vised of the advance, and laid in a spring
supply at old prices. The advantage is
yours it you want a good, cheap Black Silk
Did you ever see our Guaranteed Black
I Silk at SI a yard? If not come in and
j see it We give a written warrant with
I every Black Silk from $1 a yard upwards
I -stating that we'll refund the money paid
for the goods and allow the customer to
I keep the dress if the silk should cut or
! crack, and prove to le bad w ithin six
I months from date of purchase; this war
rant lias a very wealthy nmi oemnu it, (not
John McLaren & Bra, they don't amount
to much, but) a firm whose credit and good
name are equal to any house in the country;
we refer to the large concern in Buffalo.
X. Y.. of which we have the honor f be a
very small branch perhaps a twlu only.
j In Colored Silks, we carry a line of plain
j Gros Grain and Surah, second to none In
I the city. In Fancy Trimming Silks our
assortment is varied, yet carefully selected,
so as to match prevailing shades in Spring
Yours very respectfully.
John McLaren & Bro.
I Cash and One Price and Plain Figures.