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Tmino. May 4 -Ohio
Klr nilber.f.illonc.l by ralu,
ihmly rijdng temperature
May 3, 1SS7
Will be a paradise for bar
gain hunters this week. Spe
cial values will be lound in
every department. The month
of May must start in as April
went out with a booming
business at the WHEN. You
can buy anything in men's
wearing apparel at one profit
below all competition,
And can save you this profit
Springfield's Foremost Cloth
iers, Furnishers and
25 and 27 West Main.
If ou are In need of a hat,
A bonnet or tint,
J it give us a call.
For wo are cheapest of all.
And we ha e just now re eiv ed
From tlie "easterly" wut,
The mte.t st)lish designs
On wliidi jour e)es can feast.
So come get tlie profits
Tliat are clearly our gain :
Just turn on to Market
From the corner of Main.
21 NORTH MARKET,
lietween -Main and Colombia Street.
11. C. LIOX.
AND FAMILT SUPPLIK8.
'ihe Best Cnn4 Md Bottled Uood.
Strictly Pure aid FIrst-CUa
tioodti,at Lowest Prices.
The Late C. T. Ward Grocery,
7 WEST MAIN ST.,
Corner or Center, Springfield, 0.
TKLKPHOXK NO. 3S.
DcIne, SeonrUf nd Repairing
at v. 'Ruiimion t.
JJetweeu Market and Center, Springfield, O.
11 GLOTHINGTO ORDER
NATIONAL LABOR PARTY.
The Executive Committee 111 Session A
Member Sajs That the Henry George
Element Will Not be Recoirnizeu.
Heittmk) state lleni.M titlli Contention In
kn.1,.11 t l.oiiiille. Minon lt"Her
ll.tkn.rVVIII he the Cinill.tate
for t.nternor 1h Nlckel-
ritlte ll.llti'tl MeellllK
IlTtlie Associated Press
Imh vx vi-oi is. Mi) 1 'I l' conference
of the executive committee of the National
Union litrsrt jiMnlaj did not go
lies on. I the consideration of plans for a
state organization. Indianapolis
selei till as the headquarters for the
pait) Fi'Miniml Kit-ver, Ilradftinl. I 'a.,
was untie a member of tho national coin
inittee from Penus)lvanii. to succeed John
It. Taves ('4I. Jesse IInr"r, if Illinois.
vijsthe Ilenr (iiwtsr element will not lie
recognirtst as such by the union lalmr part)
ami if thej want to organize a nation
al party on the Insulated lainl
theorv or Mr. (.eorge, the) ian 1I0 it.
lleiuiM ratli Stair. Contention.
Iau lsvui t. May 4. The democratic
state convention which meets to nominate
a ticket for stite officers, has just been
called to onler at Licderkeranz hill at noon.
Senator Samuel E. Hill, Hartfonl, will
probabl) lie electcsl tcuiiorary
chairman. Then v. ill follow the
aptmintmrnt of tlie usual committees
The convention win prouani) rate a re
cess until 3 or 4 o'clock.. Speaker .1. (.
Carlisle will lie the permanent chainnan.
Gen. S H. Huckner w ill be nominated tor
irovenior. very Ilkelv. by acclamation, the
onlj contests are for attome) -general and
iilKTintendent of public liisinicuon.
"I lilrteen Thousand Mm Out Today.
Pirrs.Ki i .. Ma) 4.- The coke-workers'
strike for 12 percent, advance in wages
began this morning. ()er r,000 men are
idle, and not one of tlie tw eh e thousand
os ens in the 'oniiels ille region are in op
eration. The trouble promises to be pro
tracted and erj bitter. o trouble is an
tieiuited unless an attempt Is made to lill
the pi vii of the strikers with Imported
Cii vim ston, W. Va., March 4 A
meeting of democrats w as held last night,
w hen Senator Camden offered a resolution
tliat if ballots were taken toda) and he was
not elected he would withdraw, when the
factions could select a man who can iie
elected. Senator Lucas w ill contest before
the I'nited States Senate the choice that is
Ci r I-vmi, Ma 4. The sUickholders'
annual meetinc of the New York, Chu.igo
I St. liOUis Ilailna) eoniaiij was held in
this cit toda). No reports were read, the
road beine in the hands of a ri'ceixer. I).
W. Caldwtll. Charles Hickock and. I H.
Wade. t'leeland. and Allyn Cox, New
Vork, were electeil directors.
IMrurfi.rnrtiluoniK t Clilcacii.
Clin M.o, Maj 4 Purine the past week
41KI animals have lieenslanglitereil b direc
tion of the Iie stock authonties, and out
of this number eent-lie clearlj-autheii-ticated
cs of tileiiro-iineiuiiouia were
discovered. No disease lias lmn discocrtsl
at thestoc k ards thus far.
a lioonr-r Afthorr.
MlL w tt. Ma) 4. A s(rial to the
Kittiiiiu II niiiIti from Minenille, as
The schooner Consuelo, of lMrnlt, ladin
with land tdaster. Is ashore at Balle's har
lior. The vessel bin good shape.
It 111 Adjourn.
Cll tin tBTON, Maj 4. Tlie house of the
delegates toda) adopted a Joint resolution,
living 12 o'clock tomorrow night as the
time for adjournment of the legislature.
WRIT OF MANDAMUS.
Annllirr Kink lu tli Ktrrnnl S.J XI'
Tlie supreme court at Columbus ) ester
da), yTuesda) granted an alternative writ
of mandamus in tlie case of tlie State of
Ohio ex. rd. The Western lUilway Ccm
stniction Co. vs. J as II. Itabbitts, clerk of
the Clark county court of common pleas.
The writ is not final In Its nature nor does
it in an) manner prejudice the case as to
its nients. The title, suit-in-chlef. Is
Wbiteley. Kassler A Kell) s The S. J.
1. Itatlwa) Co. An act was jiassed h)
the last legislature well toward the close of
tlie session, providing that when the com
mon pleas judge of a count) is
interested In a snit. Jurisdiction in
the case shall be transferred to
another Judge on application of any of the
parties interested, and the cjers ot the
said court shall certif) the case to the
otlier judge. In the case in question.
Judge Alfred Yable. of Cincinnati, applied
for a transfer of the case, but tills proceed
ing was partiallv heided off by an affidavit
inmi (leneral Asa S. Hushnell. that in his
belief this law was unconstitutional. Ac
cordingl). Clerk .lames II. Itabbitts did not
certif) thecaseover to another bench, and
this phase of the case was according!)
taken to the supreme court. The alterna
tive write of mandamus issued b) that
court esterda) directs Clerk ISaMiIttn to
certif) the case to another court, or Ke
show cause wh) it should not tie done.
Tins gives Clerk Itabbitts a chance to file
his answer, winch will presenttwo grounds
First, doubt as to the constitutional) of
the law, as expressed In the affidavit of
fJeneral Bushnell; and second, that under
an existing statute, a new law cannot affect
previous!) exWing causes
Aliout . Home, anil lloa'i')
For some tune there has been trouble
almnt the livtrv stock of Joseph Miller, on
Clifton strec t and it tin ill) got into the
bands of the sheriff. Mrs. Miller jeMtrda)
turned over a horse and bugg) to nthoii)
Kirkham on a debL This morning Miller
got hold of the rig and drove fun
ousl) all over the cit). About
1 o'clock this afternoon he declared his in
tention of driving to 1 la) ton. The jKihce
were telephoned for and Chief Walker and
Officer Norton went to .Miller's House, pin
thev were a few minutes too late. It is
known whether Miller reall) went to
ton or sotnew here else.
ltlatiis of Joint l . Johnston.
Mr. J. W. Chapin, of the ailjutau-gen-
c nil's department of Ohio, writes to the
111 ri in if desiring to know the where
abouts of anv of the relatives of John W.
Johnston, who enlistee! in this cit) August,
tM'.l. in Company C, rirst O. . Cavalr).
If this comes to the notice of an) of hisrel
aiivesthe) ma) find it to their adv antage to
address Mr. J. . Clnpiu. adjutant gener
ai'sotlnc. Columbus, Ohio.
Vesterda) afternoon Maje Kice, a well
known character about town, who Is noted
for his eccentric it), was caught stealing
coal back of the Champion Coal and ice
coinpaii)s orllce and on complaint from the
compaii) he w as jailed for ietit lr en) li)
r Ik,, Ali'iiiiou.
Election of officers tonight. Kvcr) meii
ber should be on band.
A SEA TRACEDY.
llir sttiiliur .lollll knul Ms lion n
Willi ll on lloml-Fiftren lloilirs He.
ltoslilN, Ml) 4. -Tlie. IUiiiIiVs St.
.lolni's, N F , sKialsa)s The lirst news
real htsl heie )estenli) aftt moon on an aji
pillinc marine diststtr tint o.curre.1 at
Southwest I'oint channel liirlmr, to east
ward of Cai- Ki) lite Situnla) tiitlit
s.hortI) after midnight inhabitants of the
neighboring shore were irouseil from their
slumbers iij tii,. sound of a stiamsluphorn
Hastening to the edge or the wa
tiT the) 11 red through the
darkness, rain and fog to locate
the isisition of the blowing steamer, l'res
entl) nskets were observed to shoot up to
ward tlie heavens in rapid successlon.sliow
ing the unknown craft w as in need of as
slstance. The ves.se! was oni) about 10(1
) arils from the land, biittheheav) gale and
tremendous sea pieventist Imats liemg sent
to her rescue. Torches and tar barrels
were burned along the beieh anil liells
sounded m ordt r to give thelnierille I jusi
ple an Idea of their xisition, but lievond
this it was absolutel) iuiiissibe to make
anv attempt to aid the vessel.
Signals made on shore could lie seen
almanl the vessel, and heartrending cries
from those in distress were borne in on the
gale. About 2:30 o'clock, two hours after
the alarm was lirst given, the ship made a
plunge and disapiieamt lieilh the sea. The
storm continued till di)break. When It
subsided siitliciently boats put off to the
scene, and plent) of wreckage was found
floating aNiut, from which the ill-fated
steamer was found to be the John Kno.
Captain Uroll), from Glasgow, bound to
Quebec vvith a cargo of iron, lienors and
briiks. The lMnlui of the captain and tif
tis'ii of the crew hive been leeovered. Due
of the latter has been Identified by a certifi
cate of discharge found in Ins pocket as
that of Fireman John MKiuire.
WILL THEY CO?
An 1 (Tort llr-lnc Muile lo Sri itrr- the Drls.
o,t arrlai;e Mimuliirtiirrs, for euia.
"The enia .(iJf(c,of Tuesda) evening.
contaiiH the following concerning the pro-s-ctive
removal of James Driscol d Sons
the carriage manufacturers, to enla-
The iuetioii of getting some one to
start the Shawnee Agricultural works into
motion again in some profitable industr).
has lieen much talked of bj enla iieople.
of late, and a few davs ago John 1. Martin.
whose booming, restless spirit Jvv ill not lit
him rest, vv ent to Springfield to see the
Driscols, the celebrated carriage builders
about coming here and looking into the
matter. Today Mr. Junes Driscol and his
two sons, John and Chirles, are hi re with
a view to raising money to start the
establishment In the mmuricture of car
nages. The) i) 10,000 oi fc ,000 would
! required to run it successfull). and that
in doing o the serviies of U"i to 110
men would be required who would get em
Plo) inent the ) ear round. For the purpose
of raising a compaii) a meeting was ar
ranged for this af ternoon, but vv e go to
press too earl) to learn the proposition that
Is made to raise the inone). The Driscols
are men of exiierlence and would doubtless
make a success of it if the arrangements
can lie made."
When Mr. Martin was In Springfield on
Monday he laid the details of the plan to
have the Driscols remove to Xenia liefore a
ICri'iiuic representative, who was how
ever, prevlousi) cautioned to sa) nothing
until afttrthe gentlemen had visited Aenia
Mr. Martin, on his own respoiisibllitv, se
cured the refusal of the Shawnee Agncul
tural works at a fair price, and he, together
w lth otlier enterprising citizens of Xenia,
propose to mate It an object for tlie Diis
cols to start a carnage factory there.
Whether these gentlemen can lie induced
to leave Springtield remains et to Ik- seen.
IN SAD TROUBLE,
. Clark Count) Hoy Count! In tlie liillriii
r) it Tolnlo in a er)ll til Condition.
superintendent Fleming, of the Clark
uuiiit) intiriuar), went to Toledo )esterda)
; (luesda) ) on the strength of tlie informa
tion that a )oung man who belonged to
this count) was in one of tlie charitable in
stitutions there in a ver) alarming condi
tion. ph)icall). An arrival, Mr. Fleming
found that the )oung man afnresaid was m
the Protestant hospital of that cit) , suffer
ing from a bad case of pneumonia and in n
ver) critical condition. He had given his
name William Landis. which is ilearl) an
assumed one, as the oung mm belongs to
one ot tlie oiucst lamiues in springiieiit.
and is connected with some of our most
prominent jieople. Supt. Fleiuiiie found
him in ver) dangerous condition and on I)
after considerable search, as for some rea
son the Hospital authonties would not ad
mit that the bov for he is scarcel) more -was
in the institution. Supt Fleming was
received and volunteered to look through
the ho-pital himself. In the tirkt room
that he visited lie found the )oimg man
I)iug on a bed and looking ver) badl)
lteenis that he had fallen sick of pneu
monia and that it had settled upon one of
his lungs, affecting it ver) considerablv.
and menacing his life. He had nin out of
means, of course, being unable to supinirt
himself, and had been taken to the hospital
as a last resort. SupL Fleming arrived
home with his charge last night and the
5 oung man has lieen comfortabl) quartered
at our own Infinirar). There Is a sad
probahilit), however, that he will not re
cover. Ho Is possessed of wealthy rela
tives in this cit) who should see to it that
he is taken from the institution and given
the necessar) care and attention.
Ilemotal front 11 rs. John J inly of a
I terlnn Mlirolil Tuuior Wr-ichlnc tlf.
A delicate surgical oieration was jer
fonned )estenla) uttenioon on Mrs. John
J ml), who resides at o ..0 Peirl street
For thirteen ) ears she has lieen suffering
from a tumor which has steadil) grown
larger and larger, until its mere weight be
came a terrible burden. Mrs Judv his
been confined to her bed a greater part of
the time for man) months, and the drain
made on her S)stem b) the tumor was
rapidly and surely dngging her to a pre
niiture grave. Fmall) she consented to
hive an operation ierformed. that being
theonl) w i) b) wlncli lierpii)siciaiiscoulil
nrolon" her life foranv considerable period
Dr. Itiissell sent for Professor Howe, of
Cincinnati, and at 2 ocIik k)eslenli) arter
iioon those two surgeons, assisted b) Dr
Miranda, jierformed the oieration success
fullv. 'I lie growth Is what is known as a
uterine fibroid tumor. It is larger thin a
man's head, almost round, perfectly solid
and weighs a trille over fifteen munds.
This morning Mrs .lud) was resting e.isil).
was cheerful and had ever) prosect of a
THE FARRELL CLUB.
eail) fm th'llciri to tlie I.euia-
The Ferrell club In Id its final meeting
last night, preparatnrv, to taking its summer
jaunt at the Lew istnwn reservoir. The
meeting was held in the parlors of the pre
siding judge of the club. ! us llibschinaii
It was decided to close the lists with the
twelve who h ive alread) signified their In
tention of going, and not admit amiss!)
else. Tho club will start net Tuesda) at
10 o'clock, b) train, and will be absent
eight da) s. The amount of fun the) will
crowd into tliat space of time is hardl) to
lie estimited. The club will have along a
high-priced and thorough!) competent cltef
ilc (iiixfiu, .Minis. Donne, oi inisiii), ami
will live on the best the land affords The
immortal twelve who are "on the list" are
Alphonso Ferrell. Hussy Wilson, llarne)
hllfntz. Uptown Klifritz, E. J. Jon?s Nat.
Cross. (ius Hlbschman, James Fleming.
Dick Maj, John Klnnane, Robert Smith
and Dan Kubsam.
REPORTERS MADE TIRED.
Oity Council Phvs a One Night
Stand, and Does Immeuse
ilaiit s linii.lt nml lmi .IoIiiibhii I" Ie tel
Meiulirn f the lt tnl ( l-Urtli
1 1 Md Ml mr Appoint uiiii l
tlit Mnyur-iliT f
The c it) council met in regular session
list night, everv niemlier except Mr. Crnm
le) being present. At ! o'clock President
'Ihoniis called the meeting to onler. The
minutes of the previous meeting werp read
approvisl and signed, after which the bus!
ness was transicted as follows
I!) the clerk l!enirt for the month of
April, showing mom') paid out for the fire
and patrol departments, S4T"! ". Heferred
to auditing committee.
II) the same liejmrt of the weighmaster
for April, showing collections of 1"2.I0.
Ki f mil.
H) the sitne Tn'.isurer's receipt for
"i,tHI0 deposited, S".,000 being plaieil to
the credit of the street chining fund and
J,lloutll the credit of the lire depirt
meiit. It) the same -ltesirt of the water worLs
trnstcs-s tin pril. showing receipts for
water rent, tii,2T1 4S other sources. SiV.'.
1!) the same- The following coiuniuulca
tiou tmiii Major Kell)-
1 1 r vi 1 1 vi i I hereb) present the names
of the following parties to till thevarioiLS
lKsltion set opHisite .their names, to hrjld
their otlices for one )ear or until their suc
cessors are apimiuted and qualified, and re
spectfull) ask ) our hone ruble bod) to con
firm their apNiintiuents. Daniel Wissingrr,
cit) weigher; 1 II. Muzz), sealer of
weights and measures; Harve) Vinal,
wckhI measurer: William Marot, market
clerk deorge Follrath. assistant chief lire
rach of the apisuntes were voted on seji
nratel) and all vv ere continued iiuiniinoiisly.
except Will au Maiot. Mr Korn voting
II) Mr. Ilanlka IVtltioii from William
D. Miller et al., asking for relief from cer
tain closed up streets, viz. Mulberr) street
front Sli liter stret t to v esteni avc line: also
JttTersou street from Shaffer strei t to the
old siiiringlield and Da) ton pike. Theiie-
titioit also asktsl that Jeifersou street Ih
grided ami gravilisl. Kef erred to stnvt
llv Mr. McKeiini IVtltioii from Charles
E Nuse et al , asking that Oak street be
opened through to Wheldon street, and that
it lie graded ami graveled. Heferred to tlie
Hills were presented and referred.
It) Mr. Fried, of the jsihce committee
I'av ordiiimce to
J I.eiity 1 nibs, meat f 2S J7
Kunua X Nim. reDiirs 2
I Hues 1 UoimI, atip t chain gang
II l ni;buni. bread
VMIllaiiKA Wallace, supidles
It) Mr. Smith, of the street committee
Pav ordinance to r
hi. VVllllama. pay of ttrrethanils
J. It North, tvro brooms. ..
Total . .strrtfl
It) the clerk, of the committee on water
works Pa) onliiiame bi
llysliA -pell n y.estlm ite l,Ut It
John lllgglns, I ibor .'I ui
Total - 1.4iT 14
It) Mr. Slick, of the coinniitti-e on print
ing Pa) ordinance to
kretu Lithographing Co . bonus I7 SI
xpringflriil lriiiseriit.ai!vrrtlsiin; s tm
Total ;i ii
1!) Mr. Herlevv, of the committee on
health Pa ordinance to
llanlel siilllvan, SHUlt ir manh it v.J 10
It) Mr. Hurnett, of the coinmittee on
hcht Pa) onliiiante to
springliel.H.asCo bills -U,! i.
It Mr. Ilopis's, of the lire committee
P.i) ordinance to
U. K luiiki Co. suppllei. - li7J
) . I shajs x I o . supplies 3 10
smith ltros . repairs 21 ')
K. W smpon. atary of employe! 1,MS hi
J. b si,ealter. feed Ikmhi
Jrs Miller, wastilng . !
J Charlejuorth, Teterlnarj service! as Ml
-mlth llros . horse shoelui: 2n Ui
Mrs Kooutz. washing 11 In
Total l,s2;t s.1
It) Mr. Funk, of the committee on cit)
improvements -Pa) ordinance to
Ed Rym estimate 'TOO ml
At this point b) request of council Mr.
(loruian, superintendent of the work on
Factor) street bridge, made a report of the
work saving that it was not dime according
to contract. He said that there were
man) defective stones intlie abutments and
tiis he said was the fault of the contrvctor
Mr. Hurnett thought that If tlu was the
case, council ought not to pa) for the work.
Mr. Funk said that tlie stones had cracked
after being placed in the wall, and although
tlie committee knew that the wall was out
of plumb slightl), the engineer stated it
would make no special difference.
Mr. Hurnett thought it time to call a halt
and either discharge the superintendent of
the work or pay some attention to his ad
vice. He, therefore, moved that the vote
b) which tlie $700 pa) ordinance was
passeil lie reconsidered. Carried. V vote
was then taken on the ordinance audit
was defeated b) a vote of 11) to T.
H) Mr. Smith, of the street conimittte
A resolution that tl e sanitar) marshal no
tify the propert) owners on Plum street
from Main street to Huck. creek, to raise
their gutters to stakes set b) the cit) en
It) the same Resolution setting aside
$rU for graveling Uice street from Pearl
street to Clifton street. Adopted.
ityttte sinie Hesolutton setting aside
51".o for grading and graveling Center
street from Ward street to College avenue.
llv the same Asking that the c ouimittee
on streets W instructed to ascertain for
what sum a steam roul roller could be pro
cured, as it was the opinion of the commit
tee that such a machine would soon pav for
itself. The committee was so instructed.
The street roiiim ittee vv as gi anted further
time for the consideration ot tlie ordinance
granting a franchise of the stnrets to the
Power and Heating Co.
H) Mr. Funk, of the committee on
sewers Ueport that the committee had ex
amined the condition of York street at the
terminus of Summer street, and found the
drainage ver) defective and the sanitar)
condition of the neighborhood much ills
turued. The committee therefore recom
mended that the Ta)lor street sewer be ex
tended to York street Adopted.
H Mr. HIee, of the committee on public
buildings A resolution that the committee
on public buildings md the ct) engineer
prepai e and present to council a plan of
sewage lor the new c U) imililing. Aiiopien.
Hr Mr. McKeima.of the librarv committee I
- Report of the trustees of the librnr). The
re"irt was read anil files!.
'Ihe committee, b) Mr. McKennt, then
nominate I Messrs. K. I.. lluUm alter and
E F. O'llrien as trustees of the librar) for
tvvo)ears. Roth gentlemen were elected
linauiinoiisl) and without opjsisitiou.
lllIlllXAXf is VM Mlscn I VNKOl s.
It) the clerk First reading of an ordl
nance ace epting a plat of lots laid out b)
Mrs. I,ena Maniiion. Heferred to the street
Die presuletit then stated that noiulna-
ns were In order for two members of the
Iniirdof equalization. The following n lines
H) Mr. Hlee- diui schmidt
II) Mr Michail F .1 (.mu
lt) .Mr Iterlevv D I White
It) Mr Funk .1. D Otstot. F J Mills r
and N (.. Hiizler
H) Mr Miller C r lloldui
Hv Mr. fried Ismi Johnson and II W
II) Mr. McKeiini Frank S hriinpf
It) Mr. Hurnett Leonard SehaelTcr.
II) Mr. llaniki- Fred I nimeliiiiii.
On the first ballot theie was no choice,
but on the second Adam Schmidt received
eleven votes and was declated elec ted.
On the third billot Mr. Johnson received
ten votes and wis dis larcd elected.
H) the si .1 hi tor First reading of an ordl
nance providing for tlie appointment of po
licenitn and night watchmen, prescribing
their duties and lixlug their iouiHnsat!oii,
and repealing an ordinance providing for
apiMiiutiiient of lKilicemeu, pissed Ma) IS,
On motion of Mr. Hurnett, the rules
were susH'iidisl and the nrdiuani e read the
second time, and then reftrred to the iihce
lomuiittee and ma)0i for one week.
Hy Mr. Hurnett Keisirt of the select
oiuiuittee on election contests whiih will
be found in another pi ice in this paer.
II) Mr. Netts- A resolution that theciti
solicitor be and Is hereb) ordered to pre-
pire his decision and reiiort to council at
its next regular meeting what the duties of
the judges of rlcctmu are at any election
when two billot Imxesare lieiug used, in
regard to ballots found in the wrong boxes.
whether when such tickets are found in the
wrong box the) sh ill lie counted or thrown
out, and if, in his judgment such tic kets
tie not to lie counted, and who. in his opin
ion is the legall) elected nie'iiber from the
Second ward. After some debate the reso
lution was indefinite!) iiostponed.
ISrsOI I riOXs.
II) Mr. Hlee That a minlem crossing lie
placed across Limestone street, from the
probate judge's office to the auditor's office.
H) the same- That a modern crossing be
placed on Coliiinhii street Irvlf wa) be
tween Spring and Foster streets. Re
ferred Hy Mr. Hurnett That a modern crossing
he placed across Main street west side of
t oster street. Referred.
It) the same 1 hat three lamp posts be
located on Horenee street east of I.agonda
ll Mr. Smith That the sanitar) marshal
notif) (Jeorge Ss.nce to repair his sidewalk
on the east side of north .Market street be
tween Miin and Columbia streets. Adopt
ed. Hy Mr. Funk That council, as a com
mittee of the whole, is- authorized to visit
ami examine the condition of the abutments
of the Kai tor) street bridge on Wislnesdav
afternoon. Mi) 4. att 50 o'clock. Adopted.
II) the same- That the following side
walks be curbed, guttered and paved or
graveled On Center street, both sides, be
tween Liberty street and Southern avenue:
the following to bo curbed, guttered and
paved with brick" Center street between
Obenchalii alle) and Lilierty street, and
Factor) street, west side, between Jeffer
son street and the north line of the Clark
II) the same That a crossing be placed
across Southern avenue, west side of
Market street, and one across Southern
avenue, east side of Center street; also one
across Libert) street, east side of Center
II) tlie same That Factory street lie
graveled from Fair street to Southern ave
nue; also tliat Southern av enue lie graded
and grav eleil from Center street vv est to
Mechanic strec t Referred.
Hy Mr. Dii us T hat the street committee
report a grade on Florence avenue betweeu
Main and High streets; also examine ihe
advisabilit) of widening the said avenue.
I!) the same- Tliat the (it) clerk notif)
the I II. .V W and O S ralirotd coiiipuiies"
to plank their crossings over hast street,
and the 1.. M to plank their crossing over
Limestone street in thlrt) d i)s. Adopted.
II) Mr. Koni -Tliat propertv owners on
the south side of Main street, east of the
Hee Line crossing be. ordered tncurli.giitter,
grade and gravel their s-dev alks. Referred.
II) Mr. llanika That 5200 W set aside
to gravel west Pleasant streat between
ellow Spring and Western avenue. Re
ferred. H) tlie same That a lamp iost lie placed
on corner of Jefferson street and Deardorf
H) the same That projiert) owners lie
ordered to grade, c urb and gutter both
sides of Yellow Spnng street between
Summer and state streets, and both sides
of John street between Yellow Spring
street and tlie I- M. railroad; also on
Southern avenue between the L. M. rail
road and Plum street Referred.
H) the same 'lint propert)-owners on
the south side of Jefferson street lietween
Franklin and ellow Springs streets, and
on the east side id Yellow Springs street
lietween Dibert avenue and Liberty obreet
on the east side of Plum street between
Jefferson and Pleasant streets and IkiIIi
sides of ellow Springs street lietween
Libert) and State streets, pave their side
walks witli brick in sixty da) s. Heferred.
II) Mr. Fried That the I. II. .t W.
and L. M. ltallroad companies tie noti
fied to clear up their premises around their
freight houses. Adopted.
Hy Mr. N'etW Tint the cit) solicitor be
ordered to take the necessar) steis to stop
the selling of lots in the west end, unless
the) are first platted. Adopted.
II) the s line 'I hit a lamppost beerected
on west Main street west of Ceorge street
H) Mr. llerlen -Tliat S20 lie set aside to
make an open water way acrevs Yellow
Springs street, north of (.rant street He
ferred. I!) the same- Tint 52.10 be set aside to
complete the gradlug of Hace street from
its present northern terminus to the cliffs.
I!) Mr. Huniett 111 it the strict c 01111111
sinner report mini time to lime to count il
wherever he nil) unit that plumbers have
not pruerl) tilled trem lies in the streets,
H) Mr. MekTenna Hut three gis tmsts
be placisl on Southern av enue, l tw i ei
Market and Center strei ts. Heferred.
Council then adjourned.
LECTURE ON EUROPE.
Vliliren. Inlet esting r tlk lit Ihe
(eiilril II. I.. Clnirch last Mflit.
Mr. 1'. F Mifirevv, sen , delivered a lec
ture on "Europe "at the Central U.K.
church last iTuesda)) evening, which was
most interesting and was listened to b) in
audience that picked the iliurih to itscapa
citv. Mr. MiOrew his delivered the lecture
lu Springtield liefore, on one or twoooa
sions. and thir-ewho hid listened to it.
knew tint the) would hear something to
their profit and pleasure. He illustrated
his lee ture w ith a v er) hue stereopticou,
the views of vvhu h were excellent
Mr. MeOrew commenced b) exhibiting
two excellent views of tlie two planets, the
earth and Saturn. He then follow tsl in a
Isenesof interesting Hible views, showing
the scenes in Palestine and the Hoi) Land
made eminent in the Hihle. Taking up his
subjei t priqier. the lecturer then separately
considered Hume, with Its an hitectural
magnificence and it places of great histo
rical interest, showing many of the noble
structures with the stereoptcur Venice:
the cit) of the sea, witli its aquarous higl.
wa)s I oiidon, tin- greatest n etropolis m
the world and Scotland, vvitl. its thousand
attractions. Mr. M(.rew talked for two
hours, but so interesting was the subject
matter of the lee ture and so vivid did the
stereopticou make it, that the time passed
with great rapulit).
Piano Tiniius; uuil Itepalrlnc.
Those wishing to avail themselves of the
services of our Mr. John E. Scho.-iacker
will please leave their orders in advance, so
that their work can Ik- done ill its turn.
Ever)bod) should have their old instrument
put In order b) Mr. Schnnacker, the artist,
la-ave orders at R. F. Hrandom & Co.'s, 74
Annual Reports of tlie Trustees, Treas
urer anil Librarian Suljuutttil to
the City Council.
In rr l) or lutere.tliii; I hi Is mil I iicurrs
About an limtttiitiou of VVIii.l. rhi
C'ily llty Well be I'roint 1 oil
rvt or the Seceral
Through Mr. J. A. McKenna, chairman
of the committee on the public libnr), the
tnistees, treasurer and librarian of that in
stitution submitted to the cit) council last
night their animal reports. These resirts
indicate that the librar) is in a prosierous
condition and exerting a wonderful siwer
for good In this toitimiiiiit). Following are
full texts of the reports
Snilvc.HMli, Ohio Ma) "; ISsT.
To the Honorable Memlwrs of the City c oun
(.tNTliviix As president of the hoard
of trustees of the public librar). I have the
honor to submit for )our consideration the
fifteenth annual reports of the treasurer
and librarian, as made h) them to our
l'heso reports will conve) to) on the
necessar) inform ition as to tlie receipts and
expenditures made b) the hoard, also the
management and present condition of our
1 he mm) advantages ami great worth ot
the library are so well and favorahl) known
and so highl) appreciated b) the reading
people of all classes in our cit), that we
confidently believe that )our honorable
body will continue to provide the necessar)
funds to keep the library in its excellent
condition, and add new and valuable works.
The librar) Imard has at all times aimed
to select tlie most desirable books for the
different departments, but special attention
and preference have been given to the se
lection of standard and valuable works for
the mechanical, scientific and reference de
partments. The greatest obstruction to the conven
ience and grow th of the public library for
) ears has lieen the want of mine room,
more light and more suitable location. The
citizens of Springfield are to be congratu
late! L that within the near future, the)
will have the convenience and benefit of a
librar) building that will meet ever) want
a building that will lie an ornament to
the city, and tineqtialed in good results.
Springfield is fortunate in having inany
generotis public-spirited men. but espec
ial!) fortunate in hiving Mr. Henjiiniu II.
Warder, who Is maturing pi ins that will
bring to him sincere and heirt) thanks
from the many thousands now residing and
)et to reside in our lovel) and pneqierous
cit). I have the honor to remain
Enw i:n L. Hi mw vithu
Srutxi.ilM ii, () . Ma) 2, lbsT.
To the Directors of the Springfield Public LI
I herewith respectfull) submit i state
ment of the receipts and expenditures of the
Springfield public librar) for the )ear end
ing Ma) -2, ISST-
llalancenn hand May l.sv
t xi-iMim ins.
IttMiks and periodicals
lUndlm:.. - .
fuel and light....
sundries - -
To tlie ll.iu.1 of Trustees Public Library.
Ol xti I jiin: I herewith present to )ou
the annual report of the wink aiulcondl
tion of the public librar), for the )eir end
ing May 1st lss7"
M'Vllll n of vol l Vll-s.
Owing to the crowded condition of the
shelves md limited means, as well as spice,
the additions have been cniihned i" books
In actual need, and to a few imisirtant
works for the reference department Dur
ing the )ear -201 volumes vv ere replaced
MS additional volumes purchised, and
twent)-sevin volumes received from dona
tions, making the present total number of
volumes in the libnr). 12.M7: an increase
of i,0. volumes since Ma5 1 Is-,. Hiere,
have also been donated, in addition to the
above, thirtv-five volumes of papers .and
magazines, (most) unbound), which, as
duplicates, are held for the purpose of ex-
The number of volumes sent to the hind
er) the pist )earwas7l7, while there ha
been an unusuall) large number repiired b)
the librar) einpIo)es
LOOK IIIIIU.OVVI Us.
The record of patrons Ins been thorough.
I) revised and corrected the past )ear.sho
mg a total of 4.'.t2s icrsotis who hold canLs
available for books in the librarv an in
crease of -204 since Mi) 1, lv.
cinrt i vTiiix.
The librar) was open for the circulation
of books, during the past twelve months
cm) davs. During this time the total num
ber of volumes drawn for home reading was
74,210. The largest innnthl) circulation
was In March, 1SS7, when a total of 7,(".7S
volumes was reached. The largest number
given out in a single day was 710 on the
19th of last Febnnry. The daily average
h.is lieen -247. There lias lieen no record
kept of the large niimberof books consulted
in the librarv room pnqier, but the nionthl)
magazines and lllustrateil papers have been
kept at the desk md loaned ukiii inquiry to
orders in the reading room. The total
number thus given out was 10.S41. The
following figures show the circulation of
tssiks of various characters during the
travels and adventures
Poetry and ilnma -
rts and sciences
It is now five )ears suite the present
catalogue was first Issued, and as soon as
cuciinistances will permit, it will be ad
visable to rev se and enlarge it with its
two supplements issued since, in order to
meet t' e advani ing growth of the librar).
To the kindness of tin J cit) dailies we are
indebted for printed list of new twoks. re
ceived since the annual invoice in June
nil i.i vntxi. i.oovi.
Has been ver) large I) attended b) quiet
and earnest readers. The suppl) of cur
rent journals has not been be)ond the
crowing demand, and indeed could be in
creased vvith profit were more ample room
and better light available.
lllUKl.MI- III I'XKTMLNT.
The same is true of the reference room,
which is even more uiisatisfaitor), so
crannied and inconvenient is it to those
obliged to consult books therein. '1 he con
stantly Increasing research inj this depart
ment will soon require special provisions to
meet its necessities and to ant In widening
its important work. Tlie patent office re
ports and QB bit (InzclU are kept in this
department and during tint ) ear the miss
ing volumes were purcha-ed. so tlie present
hie of these is now complete mini lstvi.
stve one volume in Im.s.
The number of persons empIo)ed, tie
sides the librarian, are four assistants, w ho
have faithfull) rendered good servlee. It
has been the aim hi plans adopted to give
ever) ierson who wishes to patronize the
library tlie ireesl aim most impartial oen
efit of all its advantages and privileges con
sistent with good order and tlie rapid exe
cution ot the vvurk.
The statistics thus given may appear to
be a repetition of fonuer reports, as they
show no striking progress over the results
of the previous )ear. Yet amid all the dis
advantages and discouragements of the
present locaht) and limitations, an intel
ligeiit public i ontiniies its lilieral patron
age. The librar) has simp!) outgrown
its present conditions, and )et Its
work and benelits were never more full)
demonstrated. Some of the best plans to
inc rease Its usefulness and obtain better re
sults are held in check until Its most nn
INirtant need can lie supplied that of en
larged and more attractive quarters- a per
manent home In an ampl fire-proof build
ing The recent announcement that this
want is soon to be supplied by the princely
gift of one of our most honored citizens.
Mr. It. II. Wanler, gives encouragement
and renewed inspiration to those engaged
In the work", and meets many grateful re
sponses of appreciation from citizens gen
erall). Ma) expenence, skill and progress
unite in the successful consummation of
this grand result crowning thin one of
the most loved and valuable institutions of
RiinniT C. Wimhiw vi:n
The I olore,l Principal of the Fleit.ut
Street H hool 1'ul.ltely Condemned hy
the r"iiial IliKhu League.
It became public toda) that at the meet
ing Monda) night of tliat nourishing and
imwerful organization of colored men. tlie
Equal Hights la-ague, of this city, a piece
of business was transacted tliat has at
trac ttsl and will attract the greatest Interest
among the colored people of this cit) and
state. The almlitiou, b) the last legislature.
II VTI I I I "lll.VCh I VVVS,"
is still fresh in the minds of the public.
Among the most inisirtant provLsions of
the Arnett law, under which the) were re
moved from the statute books, was the abo
lition of separate schools for colored
children. The new order of things, of
course, applied all over the state of Ohio,
but now here was It of more Interest than
in Springfield, where the subject of mixed
schools has alwa s been a v exed one.
Some time ago it was reported to the
members of the league that W. 11. Vaughn,
Witt kXOVVX COIOIIIN l-KINCll-VI.
of the Pleasant street school, was circu
lating among the colored people of the city
and endeavoring to obtain their signatures
to a petition tn favor of continuing sepa
rate schools for colored children In Spring
held; and tliat he was accomplishing this
b) the broadest misrepresentation of
facts. It was evident at once that If
the report were tnie. Mr. Vaughn was do
ing It purely for personal purjioses, for as
soon as mixed schools are established there
Is a strong probabiht) that his services will
be dispensed with. The matter was re
ferred to a committee two weeks ago and
they gav e it a thorough and impartial In-vt-stigation
of the case. As a result a
series of resolutions were adopted at the
meeting Monday night
IIFXOINCIXO MR. X VI OIIS
fm his conduct and warning the colored
people against being coerced hy him into
signing the petition. The resolutions were
adopted with a will, and it Is now in order
for Mr. Vaughn to present his side of the
Council's special t.iutmtttee Reports
that the fr.lectiou at 4 mnellnien In Ihe
Urst ami Second Wants VI as CI. K.
At the meeting of council last night tlie
siec ml committee, consisting of Messrs.
Hurnett. Hinika and Fried, appointed to
investigate and reisirt to count il on the
elei tion of councllmen in the First and Sec
ond w irds at the last election, made the
To the llouorable.Clty Council
Oknti iviis Your special committee
aptsiinted to investigate and report the facts
relative to tlie election of councllmen in
the First and Second wards at tlie recent
spring election, respectfully report that
upon investigation the committee nnds the
facts to be as follows:
That in the Second ward at said election
tli loilfriM ff !wriroi airrtsl It, Iha aiiml
-,,... (tfirf. ,ilnll.i he found in h
township box. that said tickets should be
c provided the cit) tickets found in
,,,,, iXestall!edwitrithe nuinherof names
m tlleclt pou.booi,; ,iat m . warj at
,,.,, pl.tl0ri mne ..... tickets we.
found in the township box and
that said tickets, together with the tickets
in the cit) box. tallied with the names In
the city loIl book; that said tickets were
counted by the judges: that for councllmen.
sev en of said nine tickets were for Mark
I smith and two for S. F. Rreckenridge, and
that .vtarK smith liaci a plurality ot tour
votes; that no changes were made and no
evidence of fraud was submitted to the
And as to election in tlie First w aril no
question was made before the committee as
to the correctness of the count, and no
otlier or further Investigation was made by
Your committee offers for adoialon tlie
Resolved, by the council of the cit) of
Springtield. Ohio. That the investigation as
to the election of councllmen in the r irst
and Second wards be and the same Is here
b) discontinued, and the committee ap
IHiinted for that purpose discharged.
W. R. BlICrTT,
C. C. Fkii.ii.
The resolution was unanimously adopted.
Mr. lin.l Mrs. J. A. Ilreilce
Children in Ten Jlays, anil
I oee Three
a Fourth Is
At an early hour this morning, the little
sev en-) ear-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Dredge, who reside on west High
street died of that terrible scourge, diph
theria. Three weeks ago Mr. and Mrs
Dredge had four lovel) children. Diph
theria apjieaml among them and within
tlie past ten da)s three of them have died.
The fourth is ill with but slight prospect of
recovery- The funeral of the little one
that died tins morning will occur tomorrow
('I hnrsda) morning. At 9 o'clock Uie re
mains will be taken from the house to
Florenceville for burial. Mr. and Mrs.
Dredge have tlie s)inpathy of the entire
community in their scire bereavement
llurnell-s Cigar Store Kobbeil
Last night the cigar and tobacco store of
Mr. Ceorge T. Huniell, o. 207 south Yel
low Springs street, w as burglarized. It Is
supposed tliat the burglars hatl a ke) which
fitted the front door, as that door was
found ojien this morning, and there were
no signs that it had been forceiL The
burglars stole seven boxes of cigars of,dif
ferent brands, and sixteen pounds of
"Spearhead" plug tobacco. The steal ag
gregated about M7.50. Mr. Hurnell gives
a minute description of the stolen goods
and offers a reward of S25 for the capture
of the burglars.
For Assault and Battery.
About 10 o'clock this morning Assistant
Chief McKay arretted George Gannon on
the charge of assault and battery. It seems
that Gannon and T. E. Kirb), who are fel
low workmen, had a tight, and Gannon
struck Kirb) on the head with a monkey
wrench, Injuring him seriously.
Open this Monday A. M.
'; and 28 Inches, with (.'old, Su
rer and Faacr Head?.
Novelties in Parasols!
Note Specially the "Tuxedo" and
Children's Parasols, 25c to
$2 ; Pongee Parasols,
Mourning- Parasols, Xew Fana now
open, etc., etc.
-8 itSO jT.iiiieMtone.
Vnt. ffr-rr-iLcaettX. 3z
:tl and 36 Soath Limestone St.
On Monday, May 2nd, we
put on sale our second ship
ment for the season or wash
dress fabrics, comprising an
assortment of fine Ginghams,
Seersuckers, Lawns, Batists,
Special attention is request
ed to a case o! fine French
Ginghams worth 25 cents a
yard, to be sold by us at 15
cents a yard.
G. A. R.
FROAA $6 TO $10,
10 MACK'S OPEHa HOUSE.