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VOL. XXXIII NO. 107.
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Wiiiiioroi. Ml ' Ohlu
Ijtivl t-ln .r.i.iniiiiililiiir
(bunder sloroii . lAtlonam
SrRINGFIELl), O., )
May 6, iSS?. J
These are proverbs which
none must dispute :
It is unlucky to weigh new
born children ; it is not good
lor them to sleep on bones
that is, upon the lap ; cats
suck their breath, and so kill
them ; when they first leave
their mother's room, they
should go upstairs belorethey
go down-stairs, otherwise they
will never rise in the fforld ;
if there is no upstairs from the
room, the nurse must step on
a chair with the child in her
arms ; when they get old
enough to take oft swaddling
clothes they should be pro
vided with clothing from the
When store, which, taking the
child, can clothe him suitably
on through his knee-pants'
age to his boy's suits, youth's,
young man's of middle age,
and the father of children
himself, and so on to old age.
To think how much a person
thus clothed all his life would
save is a great problem of
arithmetic. Depend upon it :
If you want to save money
enough to buy" a gas well,
clothe yourself from childhood
to old age at
2; and 27 West Main Street.
The Several Army Corps aud Associatious,
and the Grand Army of the Republic,
to Meet, July 1st, 2d aud 3d, '88.
railnra-M M. I iiiiln llallrorMl Icrl.leiil In
Missouri Two Mm Klllol tllh"l
llolinell) Ore I'ooln llrokru
llrthe i.Hted Tivsv
Xkw Yokk. M:i) .- At tin- twenty
fourth annual meeting f the Tliinl arinj
ooriis. held hero je-tenla... it was decided
In Invite the members of the Amij of the
Potomaa ami the Ainiy of the I'liion, of
Vnginla, the (irand Army of the Kepublic
3jultlieAnnyit New Virginia, and Und
nsl societies, tn participate in a grand re
union to be held at (Jetty-bun; on the 1-t.
Aland 3d of July. lsevs. A committee w a
appointcd to rairj out the necessary arrangement-.
The eommittee include- tien
eral lanicl K. Silkies (ieneral Carr, Gen
eral Sharie. (ieneral Kobiusnii. (ieneral
(irnham. Colonel M. C. Michael and Col
Si. I,l 1-. Maj ik-TheSL 1-oni- Siii-
phes Manufacturing company, an old es
tablishment, made an' a liniment Tlie
company owed the ilini tor-almut Sl'Ul.lKHl.
Total liabilities SUT.OOO.
Wediie-day niitht a freight train on the
St. 1-oui- and iron .Mountain rauro.ui.
taiunii -outh. was thrown fmiii tlie track by
aland -lide near. Clllt Cae -tatiou. Tlie
Jide. which came with terrific force, burle.1
, car- and an engine out of sight. The
encineer and firemen e-eaied. In one of
tliel far were two men. Joint ( Maiiej.
of St. Unit-, and one unknown, lliej
re burieil lieneatli the debris and when
fhumed weie dead.
Ilf ICrtianU llir
Who Sni.il III-
1 f j on are hi need of a hat,
A bonnet or flat,
.lu-t gire. tn a rail.
For e are rheajiest of all.
And we hae just now reeeied
From the "ea-terlj" east,
The ino-t stjlish (lesiens
On which your eyes can fea-t.
Si come get the tirolits
1 hat are clearly your gain :
J li-t turn cm to Market ,
From the corner of Main.
21 NORTH MARKET.
Hrtnren Main ud ColumbU Streets.
II. C. LYON.
AND FAMILY SUPPLIES.
The Best Canned and Bottled (locxh.
Mtilctly I'nre and First-CIa-
UoodH, at Lowest Prices.
The Late C. T. Ward Grocery,
1.7 WEST MAIN ST.,
Corner or Center, Springfield, 0.
TELKI'HOKK MO. 33.
Sr. l'rTKi:-m in.. May 0. The earina
ha- donated one hundred thou-and louble
to (ieneral (JresM-r. prefect of St. l'eter--liurij.
in recognition of bL- -ernees in fru
tratini; there-ent plot atrain-t thecar'
life. and thecarha-uranti-l him a cii-io!i
ot i thou-and rouble-a-a reward for hi--ervices
In arre-tini; ihili-t-.
C!rrKt Miulln-ni Itrllcliiu, CoDtfiilino.
In 1-MI.1.1-. Ma i. -Tlie -outhern
Itapti-t conxention, tlie larire-t relnriou
thiily in the -outh. aeinbled in the llroad
way l!apti-t churcli, thi- moniiiitf. It i-compo-ed
of delegates from inis-ionary -o-cieliesand
churches of the Haiti-t denomin.t
tions in various kirts of the In-led State-,
eacli deleirate representing SU0 receieil b
the trea-nrers of boanls on or before the
la-t day of April in the current year. Tlie
principal object of the conxention is to pro
inoto forign and dome-tic mi ion-, but
other important matter- will al-o lecviie
Itig llrntk iUiortnge.
Cmicacio, May iJ. A Jolb t. III., ipeeial
-ax--: Sex etity-live to one hundred thoti-
Riid dollars of the funds of the m
County National bink are inising.
The officials ailuut that there 1- a big short
age, but -ay it xxas caused by Ca-hier
Knoxxlton's bad financial management and
his ccu!iar methods of handling the fund
of the old Will County Saving- bank. The
ca-hler has re-igneil and Is in Canada with
hi- xxite. but hi- coun-el denies that he I- a
defaulter and -tate- that Calxin Know Hon.
his father, ha- made arrangements to make
good the shortage. An Investigation i- in
Artujr of tin Ciimlierlnml.
Wa-hinotox, Maj . Employe- in the
executive departments who are members of
the Society of the Army of tlie Cumber
land will le ecuscd from attendance on
Wednesdav and Thui-slaynext to take part
in the ceremonies and bu-Iniv.s meetings of
the society. All departments will lie closed
at noon, Thursday, to enable emtilojes to
mtemi the ceremonies attending the nn-
vfilinirof the statue of (Ieneral (iarlield.
.lame-and Hnrty (iarlield will Is- pte-ent
.is representatives of the family, n- Mrs.
(iarfieWs health will not permit her to attend.
C'riilinl In n Or CruAliir.
l'lrr-tifKO, Slay . A special Ir'-
Young-town, ()., to the (7inmfcfc-7'ri
ynfWi says that a terrible accident occurred
in the roUing mill at the llulitmnl Iron l o.,
at llublianl's. -hoitlj after -i nVlock this
morning. Kngineertirilhth I'liillips, age.1
".i vears, in pa-slug around the oiecriisher,
oiling the liearings, was caught in the cog
wheels and diaggtsl into the crusher. He
wa- mangled out of all semblance of hu
manity, his tle-h adhering to the cogs. Ml.
Phillips leave- a wife and three children.
Ills Held Itlimii on".
Civcinn vti. May C (ieorge l'rophetrr,
aged fifty vears re-iding with his familj.
iWU Ilace street, where he kept a manufac
tory of hosiery and a notion store, wa-
fonnd in hi- cellar this morning hj hi- wife
with the top of his head blown otl with a
shot gun. which he had dl-charged with
-medial intent, ncau-eha-liceii assigned.
Hide it was a derangement fmui the
eflect-of a fall jesterdax from hi- wagon.
i,stonictTiiirciies ( p. j
Ciili ., Maj it. Col. V. A. Helton.
e iiperintcndent of -econd da matter,
i Chicago tmstoflice. convicttsl of the enilie-
jLlemeiitof alxiut S-Ji.ikki. was mi- niorn
iug -entenctsl b Judge ltlodgett to four
j ear- Iiupri-oiiiiient m the pemtentl.ir.
A iw Cntloilti ISishnp.
Ni vv Yoiik. Mav ti. Humor to the effect
that liev. Dr. Arthur J. Donellj. nrtorof
St. Michaels churcli. was to lie made viear
geneial of thediis-e-e of New Yolk, to suc
ceed MnusigiioMiuiiili. hisgaiiiisl euirencj
In Catholic circles.
l".il Itrokru l'lntj l Uiistiies- CiirAII
Pirt-ni in., Mav . ThemoIfiiniietl b
dilferent railroads centering in Pitt-burg to
control the shipment ot ore- from other
ports, has brt-n di-solved. -All railwavs
will have as much of this class of freight as
they can handle.
Closing Pruveeilings, Toeetker With
Tull List of Questions Propound
ed to the Candidates,
U. B. BOARD OF MISSIONS
In Anuuul s.'msIiiii In tli I.:tgimlii;('liiiri li
Tbur-il.o evening, the long talked ol
session of the Hoard of Mis-ions of tlie 1 .
It church, convened in this place. Itev. J.
.1. Hill, of Sugar drove. Kite
confeience.IVnnsjlxania was announced to
preach tin oieniug sermon, but on ais-ouiit
of the heavy rain and small attendance, the
.ernion was Mwtineil. and a prelimlnar
business session held in-tead; Hishop J.
Weaver presided: after reading a iiortion
of scripture: Ill-hop Dimiii hsl in prajer:
Hex. K. S. Ijilen., of Dijlim. the notisl
musician and rouiposer of uui-ic, presitlrsl
at (lie organ and Its! the -ingiug.
Hishop Weaver then Mated the object ot
the meeting, the great necessity for more
and earnest work in the nii-siou lieid. He
stated there was In the )Ust j ear, on -ome
of the foreign fields, great prosperity, while
u"ou others only partial success. What
was wanted at this meeting was to devise
xx ays and means to extend the xx ork. to tie
more efficient, and alxixe nil, to pntj ear
nest!) to the great Fathei, fwr dixiue
piidance and blessing Umiii the
workers already eiibsteil, and the
scedsoxvn. The bishop mke very touch
ingly iism the recent death of Hishop
lilo brenner. the senior bishop of the
church, xx ho had been in the Iniard of mis
sions fiom its organization, and most of
the time its piesident. The chairman
stated he felt a peculiar sadness at this
mis'tiiig, as he missed a familiar face; that
he had lieen in the Imanl noxx txxuuty-txxo
xears, and this xxasthelirstlimethat sainted
man of (list xx as ab-cnt.
(in iiiotlou. Hex. C. T. Steara. of IViui
sxhauia. xxas eli-cteil s(s'retary. the iegul.tr
one lieing absent. The roll wivscalleil, and
all but live nieinliers an-xxensl to their
name-. On motion of Hex. Wm. McKee. a
couimittts- of tlins-, con-isting of Messrs.
Hoke, Hill and Haldxxiu, were appointed to
xx rite a memorial, or p.ier, upon the death
of Hi-hoo (ilobrenner. Motion that
the appropriations for mission xxork be
made by a committee of the whole, instead
of by apiHimted committees, as heretofore:
catrusl. Motion by Kev. . Warner that
thrts- comniHtees lie appointed
by the chair, one upon the
indebtedness of the Nianl. oueniHin foreign
ami tlie other upon frontier inissions; the
chair apiinted as follows .
I mn the debt ltevs. Hooth andlastle,
and Mr. Hoke.
For tlie foreign xxork -Hexs. Walker,
Kephart and McKee.
For the frontier Uevs. Wiight. l)iou
Motion by Hishop Kepheart that we ad
journ to meet at h . xi. and ! v. vi., and
adjourn iion motion. Carriisl.
Among the nuiiilier of arrivals to attend
the session so far are Hishop J. Weaver, I).
I.. of Davton. (.. piesiding; Hishop M.
Wright. D. 1.. of Dayton: Hishop N. Cas
tle. D. D.. of F.lkhart, Ind.; Hishop J.
Dickson. D. !.. of Chaiiiliersburg. I'.v ;
IJishop Kephart. D. D., of Toleilo. Iowa:..
Warren. I). 1).. general secretary. Dayton,
().: Hev. Win. McKee. general treasurer,
Dayton, ().: Hex. J. J. Hill, presiding
elder. Sugar drove. Pa.; Uev. C. T. Stearn,
of Pennsylvania; Mr. Hoke, of Penn
sxixania. a prominent layman: l!ev.
It. F. Kootli. of the Muskingum conference,
Kev. 1.. S. I-oreu.. of Dayton. (., the
svv eet singer; Hev. S. W. McCorkle and
wife. CreeimJIf. ().; Hex. W. K. Houlton
and xxife. Itev is, ().; txxo Misses N'icexxau
ger, Arlington. Montgomery county. ()..
who are training for missionaries in Africa:
Hex. .1. (!. Haldxxiu. of the western re
serve The meeting c-lo-ed with In'mslic
tioii by Hishop Kephart.
riiinvv initir. sk-siov.
The openlug Mn Ice vveio ciindurttsl by
Hi-liOI Wright. The minutes were then
read and approved. The committee ai-
iiointeil to tiieiy&roa lianor utsin tlie death
of Hishop (ilossbrenner. stated they were yards long am! S'j yards wido'1
ready, and proceeded to read their report. akimikv.
The corresoiidliig secretary, Kev. Mr. I Questions prepareil by Prof. J. W. Mc
Wanier. then read his annual rexirt. which i Kinnoii. Loudon, JIailison county,
was very full and replete with statistics. 1. Define problem, theorem, co-efficient.
suggestions and a general decriplion of exponent anil power,
work done by this denomination. S. What determine-
He stated that there are three presiding algebraic term'.'
elder districts in Africa, vv ith S.U40 mem- ::. Why Is the product of two
hers in good standing. The number ot I ipuutities positive.'
towns xisltisl last xear xere :ls.. the' 5
xxork of rex ixal is still going on. A good
XV lilcli i III Mnke liitr1iiitf nml Kiitrr-
tKlninc Kt-H.M.iB for Tmlmn, slu-
ilelils, .-ili.l Siiiillrl liiiliiirsl
The examination of the candidates for
aplMiintuieiit to the x. leant naval cadet-hip
from this district piogresseil so satisfactorily
ye-terdax afternoon, that the examiners
were able to announce it completed In time
to allow them to leave for their resisvtixe
homes on the train- leaving about six
o'clock. Heloxv is given a full list of the
iiucstious pro-Hitinded in arithmetic, alge
bra, geography. 1 . " history and grammar.
The au-xxeis xxoreieiiiired to lie in yyiiting.
exi-ept as to geography, in which case each
applicant was taken separately and
a-ked the questions verbally. Dr. Speeee,
the examiner in this branch, had prepared
s ipifstioii-. but struck off one-half ot
them on account ot lack of time. The aH
phcauts were al-o examined in twilling,
writing and spelling. Prof. McKinnou.
who wa- made clerk of the examiners, tool,
all tlie papers luuiie xxith him. and will at
once make out a xxritten report, gixiug the
grading of each of the young men. which
will ! submitted to Congre-siiiuu Kennedy
and at the -auie time lurnished for publi
cation. The name of the successful one
cm not now lie given. It is understood
that three of them stood vnry hitch. Includ
ing Clark county's applicant. Win. Ilack
ett, of South Charleston. The following
are the questions:
ijuestioiis prepared by Prof. J. W. Mc
Kinnou, I.oiidon. Madison ismuty :
l.(iixe the tables for troy ami (axoirdu
pois weights and F.nglish money.
J. How many at. of gold xvil! weigh as
much a- three pounds of lead ".'
:;. (iive the number of cubic inches in a
bushel, in a xxine gallon, in a beer gallon
and in a dry gallon.
4. When it is 'J:::o r. i. at Herlin, l:'.
degrees J:; minutes Ti.', seconds, F.., xxhat Is
the time at Cincinnati, -4 degrees, -'' minute-.
tine a short explanation of "Standard
."i. Find the (i. C. D. of r.trt. 4iV.' ami .':
find the 1,. C. M. ot .i,Mii. ti.:ul4 and !4,:il'.i.
r.. Hy insHrtioii. hoxx can you tell that a
number is divisible by :, by "i, tiy 7. by II.
by 1 :"
T. Why doe-multiplying the denomina
tor of a fraction divide the fraction? Why
does the product of two decimal fractions
contain as many decimal place- as both factor-?
-. If i, of a barrel of Hour eo-ts S': l-",
xxhat is Hie cost of ?', iibl.-?
if MO men can build a stone xxall 100
hkIs long. 4 feet high. :!, feet thick in 2
days of is hours each, hoxv many men can
build a wall T." rods long. 5 feet high, T
feet thick in 3 daya of 10 hours each, if the
work is '2 , times as dithcult?
'.'. A man -old a horse for -110 and lost
20 per cent.; xvliat selling price Would have
given a gain of 15 er cent?
10. The interest of S240 froniFFeb. IS.
liv',, to xpril-JT, l!s7, was S'il.01: find
the rate" jj
11. Find the true and the bant discount
of I,Sl'.i..iU, due in '.K) day.-, discount at ti
V2. What is the depth of a cubical box
that will hold a barrel of water?
l:i. Hoxx many siiuri-y ants of carls-ting.
of a Yard wide, will cover a floor 15
the degree of an
4i. Descritie west coast line of l. S.
I s. HlsrnUV.
Questions prepared by Prof J W. Free
man, ol smith Charleston, Clark county.
I. Name the F.uropean nations that ex
plored North America, and part explored
J. For what are the following dates
lioti-d' IMTi. UiOT. li'i-itl, 17.11. 17SM.
.".. Name five generals on each side in the
t. Tell what you know of Hie formation
of our constitution.
.V Name the presidents and gixe an iiu
Hirlant event under each.
i. In what xxar and where were the fol
lowing tuttles fought" Hrandywine. Shi
loh. New Orleans, Wilderness, Perry's
7. Name fixe noted naval commanders
ol our country, and give an event in the
the life of each.
s. Name fixe Important events that have
happened in Washington.
'.'. (live date of Chicago lire, Mexican
xxar, nullification and purchase of Louis
iana 10. Descnlie the battle of Cetty-burg.
Questions prepaid! by Itev. J. P. Strat
ton, D. 1)., Cirelevllle, l'lekaxxay ci ty.
1. Define (iraiumar and give an outline
of what it should teach.
2. Name the dineietit parts of sseeli,
and give a -hint sentence containing each.
.1. Define parsing, analysis, subject,
agreement, case, iiiihIc. apimsilioii, as used
4. Parse inidersciired words:
"Nuw came I irw the aler' din xxhs liranl,
xs dn ii It fell into tlie oiler r..uml.
Itrmumhmq like tile lllllll ot SH.irilliUg tiers ;
VV'lieu fiirtli together - tr.un a troop,
flixt Datn-il iH-neath the Iterce turmentlng
'i Shift. They toward us
Three spirits ri
nd each one crlrsl aluiM. Oh, da thou itaf
llw, by the fashion of thygarli. we ilertn
Tn Vsomelntu-xteot our evil laud."'
.'. Cite nliiral of ii'lio. folio, swine, axis.
cliernb. sheaf, city. siMMinfiil. stratum. Jjobliers.
it. Compare ill, evil, old, noithern. goo.1, Tc?MseTei
litlle, hollow, natural.
7. (live principal parts of lay, lie, tear,
thrust, go. can. strive.
!. Define declarative. Interrogative, iin
ieratlve and exclamatory sentences and give
;. Justify or correct following, with reasons-
a. London is larger than any city In Ku
rope. b. (If tlie two John is the oldest.
c. The xelxct feels smoothly.
d. The parliament addressed the king
and has lieen prorogued the same day.
e. 1 differ with you on that iioint.
f. The two thieve- dixidnl the money
g. I intended to have invited you to din
b. If any one has not paid his fare let
them call at the captain's office.
10. Write an essay not over a page long
upon the Naval Academy at Annapolis.
WILL REPORT FAVORABLY.
The Street Committee Hold a Meeting at
Which the Natural Gas Question
I'urle Al l.inlloH anil Amos Whifflr)
Aiiar fur the ji Compim) lliey
llrciile to KtHtt lutornlilt to
OrantlnK the 4'rnni lile.
The street committee held a session
Thursday night at the clerk's office tor tlie
puriHise of taking action isincerning the
ordinance granting franchise to the Spring
held Power and Heating enmpany lor pi
ping the city and furnishing uitura! gas to
manufacturer, and citiens. There xxere
prts-ent Messrs. Smith. Fried. I Metis, ller
lew. Huruett, and Slack of the
committee, and Councilmeii Funk, Kotn
l .,. , . .. .,-,, i iii..ii !. oi. iiu. or uir i.isi uiuiieiii e. roi
"" " r- -' ' "- -tx,,, hours he entertnlnid tl
lein with a varied
programme, made upof tlie serious, humor-
Ihe latter- being" lllH7fthrrilf aud-tli -ous and tragic in nice proisirtions. Tim
Crumley, yj. tlie X'UUUilUlCfc. w ere ..aljsfJiU.
furmerteleilii!ed thaUit wihimI Imx. iiupo
sible for him to atteiKl. Messrs. A. IS.
Ludlow and Amos Wliiteley appeansl for
tlie Springfield Poxver anil Heating com
pany. Chairman Smith presided. The
ordinance was read in full, after which tlie
matter whs thrown open for iliseussmu.
Mr. Ludlow xvas first called on and ex
plained the object of the company, aud dis
cussed many of thcohjections raised against
the franchi-e. He protested that there xxa
nothing of the nature of a scheme or simu
lation ill the project, that it was solely in
the intcri-ds of -pringfield, in .substantia
tion of which lie named oxerthesub-cribers
to the stock, xvho, he said, were all honora
ble men. nexer recoiruiisl as schemers or
tggnrmirtnu M.'Ao3UiJjjuji!eiyaincr on ins trip
irtmieluJiwrrrTOTgasistruiighlTTT "-""-" "'
JAMES E. MURDOCH.
Ills Krrllnl Ijl.t .Night l!T.l loll nl Vlr
l.iorgell. Kre't, lletiileiire.
A notable audience, maile up of the most
cultured siple of Springfield, greeted the
veteran Shaksjierean reader, Mr. James F
MurdiN'h, at Black's oiiera house, last
(Thursday) evening. It was in many re
spects the most intelligent assemblage that
has congregated in Springfield this season.
and In si?e and character, was a warui
compliment to the tine old man and
Alter a selection by tlie Champion City
Military band, Mr. Murdoch apjieared on
the stage and was introduced to the audi
ence by Mr. (ieorge II. Frevin a few heartv
iiuil sincere remark's. Mr. Frey referred to
the distinguished histrouic juiwersof Mr.
Murdoch and his admirable record as a
man, but more than all to his splendid his
tory as a soldier am! a defender of his
country. Mr. Murdoch was greeted by
prolonged applause as he bowed his ac
knowledgements to the vast audience.
I'uitiel Clllt ill l.iiua.
Liviv. )., May ti. W. W. Williams.
dry goods, assigned this rniug. Assets
-j-2,000, liabilities unknown.
J)y elag. Scouring and Repairing
1 II Y 1
:IM V. 'Blilnlon til.
JMvreeu AUrket arid Center, Springfield, o.
1'r.iioi-e to llaeftlnrnl (..
I'tbaua will haxe gas. There are. at
present, txxo companies organized. They
will -ink sexen xvells in different directions
in the city. One company intends boring
three and tl ther four wells. The old
well where gas was obtained in small
quantities is to lie cleared of xxater and the
gas milied in the engine- used for running
Mr. John Mcfionigal. fortilfily head
clerk at the Arcade, xxill take charge of the
lip-stairs Mirtioii of that hotel and do the
b tying for two or three mouths liegitinlng
next week, w hen the proprietor. Mi. 11. I
Kockhcld. and his wife.Ieaxeou an extend
ed trip through California aud other far
conference was held last year. The n
(sirts -.honed that great good xxas
done. The natixes are very
desirous of learning and becoming Chris
tians. Itevs. (iomer and Wilberforce, our prin
cipal colored preachers, are doing a grand
w ork in A fries.
Mendi Mi-s'um has noxv 1..VV.1 meinlier-:
it casts us exeryye.ir S",ooo to carry on
the xxork there.
In (lennany the xxork has not adxanced
as rapidly as we could desire.
Hishop Fliekinger, who has the foreign
work in charge, has acted as presiding
elder, and done much general xxork.
Several new cluirche- xxill be erected
1 lair year. Our frontier xxork ha- been
Uiv'te successful. Foity-eight pastoral
-vgiin Arkansas v alley , Kansas; great
Ite.w.-rk in California is progressing
l-jlj. .ao new churches built. The
wjirf is mi scattered as to be difficult to
Klkhorti conference, in Nebraska, is
hindered In its xxork by many difficulties;
some Increase and good xxork done.
Neosho coufeieiue. Kansas, is now -clf-sustainlng
and doing a grand xvork. In
Olegoii we haxe 17 charges xxith 1,07-1
(Sotild College, in western Kansas con
ference, is doing a grand xxork.
We haxe two missionaries in the Indian
There is a total membership on the mis
sion xxork of the church, tjs.u'ri; increase
oxer last year, 4,42: manlier of Sabbath
-chool- in mission fields. .V,4. with 21. MM
scholar-. This embraces -21 fruitier and
The general treasurer, Kev.
William McKee. then read
bis annual rejxirt which, sliowid balance m
treasury April 1. Issii. Sl.S'tl f.7. Total
receipt-. SM.US2.02 for tlie pa-t year: ex
1 Mended for African missions, s.17.'2ou.14:
total exienditure-, SiTi.477; balance in
tiea-ury April ::o. ls-7. SI, 455.02. Total
exHndeil in church erection la-t year in
mi lou field-, - ,.s4 ,ra.
The following additional per-on came in
during the forenoon session: Prof. Funk
liouser. of Dayton: Hex-. S.
W. Keister. presiding elder Day
ton district; Hex. ('.. M. Matthews,
of Summit street church and Hex. J. W.
Kilbournr. of High street. Dayton; Kev.
Win. J -diuey and wife, Mr. John Dodd-,
of Dayton: Hex. K. Hower-. of Hrookxille:
Kev. Daniel Herger and wife, of Dayton:
Mr-. I. l. Keister, editor of H'ohiou's
kntwiil, Dayto. (.
After some iiii-cidlaiieous bu-iness the
lmaid ailjourned lor dinner.
Nothing of secial iinisirUnce occurreil
at the meeting of Mi'chell jiost last night.
Department Commander Putnam's first
general order, already published, was read.
A communication was received from Kev.
Henry Tuckley, stating that he could not
deliver the annual sermon before th" sst,
on account of his removal from the city. It
wa-consequently decided logo to Central
M. 1'.. churcli on the last Sunday of Max.
4. Divide 1 1) a ha by 1 plus '2a plus a.
.1. Prove that I is tlie value of x
it. Write a quadratic trinomial and give
its factors: give the prime factors of 1
7. K'-duee 4 plus 5
to lowest terms.
x pills l
-to simple form.
A l.u-t Chllit.
Atioiit 1 o'clock this afternoon a lady
louiid a three-year-old child wandering
alMiut on Clifton street, and realizing at
mice that the little toddler was lost, she
took it to the Soii'hern engine liou-e, where
tlie "boy-"' promised to take care of it un
til it was called for. The child cannot tell
what it- name 1- or where It lixes. hut it i
apparently a- unconcerned a- if it xxere
with it- mother.
-pelinl K.r I". Xleetlng.
A -tiecia! meeting of Champion City Ill
usion No. 44, l K. K. 1". will lie held In
the armory tonight. The rank will lie coii
feired on six candidates, and a full meeting
s. I'poli what does the degree of all
equation deend and what oieratiiius are
of ficqiient use in solving equation-?
'J. 1 Mine elimination and give the prin
cipal method- Used.
10. A farmer at one lime sen- :i siieep
and 7 cows for Ml I; at another time 7
sheep and 5 cows for s'.'.t. Find price of
11. A man rows a Imat down stream 7
miles in 40 mill., and returns against a cur
leiit li as strong ill 1 hour. What is the
rate of the-tningcst currert.
12. The sum of three liiuntiers taken two
aril txxo, are in u and . Kind the niiiii
r vviin vtiiiV n cinxiuxriiv.
Question- prepared by N. V. Spccce, M.
) ligan eotuitv:
1. What is latitude?
2. What are the tropics?
::. What are the Hilar circles?
4. What are the distances lietween paral
lels of latitude called?
5. How many miles make one degree of
il. What Is longitude?
7. What tutuie i- given -eiui-circles of
-.. Where do we reckon longitude from in
the I . S?
'.. What i- a rone?
' in How xxide i- the Torrid one?
11. Name grand divisions of xxater in
I We-teni Hemisphere.
t 12. Name grand divisions of water in
1 !. What ocean lies north of North
14. What ocean lies xest of North Amer
15. What ocean lies east of oiUi Atner-i
ica ? , !
HI. What strait connects the Arctic
mean with the Pacific?
17. What large bty in llritish America?
1-. What dominion is llritish America
l'.i. What nce.ui east or North and South
20. What gulf -outh of 1'iiited States '.'
21. What three capes on west coast of
22 What lieiilusiil.i southeast ol ruitni
2:i. What gulf?
24. What :slk' south of Florida?
25. What six important caie on east
c-oast ot I'uited States.
2rt. What is the jxrsitloii of New York
state to other states: and how bounded?
27. Describe course of largest range of
of mountain- in V. S. ill western part, and
i-. What range of mountains in the ex
treme xxe-t of the 1'. S.?
2;. What range- in the cast part of me
i S . and what direction do they trend?
:;o. Name most important rivers of the
r. s. . ,
" :tl. Where does the Columbia rise?
:!2. The Mississippi"
.i.i. The Ohio?
::4. The Hudson?
.ii. On what river and bav is New-
:!7. Where is Iing Island Sound?
:;s. How is the (iillf of St. Lawrence con
nected xxith Lake Ontario?
:. Where Is .MinueaiKilis, and for what
40. What is the gulf stream; where a(e
iear to rise; xxhat d'uectlon run?
41. Describe cast coast Hue of U. ti.
.Illrj -till (lilt in the IXllwrll-ltnckfielil
Case lllxori e Cases.
The exaiulnatlon of witnesses in the
Deinxell-Koi-kfield c-a-e was completed by
the middle of the afternoon yesterday.
The case wx- then argued and by request
of the defendant's attorneys. Judge White
submitted his charge to the jury in xx riling.
At ten minutes before six o'clock the jury
retired and at 7-iO came in again
and xvas excused for the night. At
nine this morning the meiuliers
again nqsirtisl and started In to
wre-tle xxith the Intricacies of the case.
Not a murmur xvas heard from the jury
room until a quarter ot iwene. xxiieua
(siinmunlcatioii xxas sent to tin judge ask
ing for further light on some isiints. At
IS10 the jury was still out.
The divorce, petition or lienj-tmin vs.
Kniina Worthington was heard this morn
ing, aud a divorce granted on the grounds
of willful ab-ence.
Tlie case of L. Hums & Co. v-. James C.
Walker was to have been tried this morn
ing. Cut was continued on application and
aftldaxit of defendant and at his costs.
The other entries fnrtoday'sdocket were
John M. Miller xs. Louis Hrown. settled.
Entry furnished. Henry Snyder vs. K. O.
Ker-hner. Continued by consent. James
Driscol .xr Sons Co. vs. J. II. Wylie. Ap
plication to lie pre-entcd for rontihuatinii.
Sallie K. Walkerv-. Harrison Kiser. Passed
Thcdivorce suit of Martin F.dgar Wil
liams vs. Martha T. Williams, was espe
cially assigned for this afternoon aud is
Tomorrow is regular divorce day, and the
case- a-sigucd are as follows, making, with
the two tiled today, nine in all-
.leniiette Hogie vs. Aurenois Hogie.
melia I- Strimple vs. Frank L. Strim
plc. William Wise vs. Stella Wie.
Katie !.. Young vs. Cecil W. Young.
Elizabeth Clements is John W. Clem
Carrie Kaiser vs. Christian Kaiser.
Clara K. How-ervs. Henry C. Howser.
Wllllnni llmliiECIiokra mi.l Iti.ln h laxity
In llniMil llajllghl.
A dating lughxx ay robbery w a committed
one day alsuit txxo weeks ago, an ai count
ol xxhich has not heretofore apiieared in
the iian-rs Us-atise the mlice thought that
the publication of it might pit vent them
from capturing the thief. About noon on
the day referred to Mrs. James Collier, who
resides on Western avenue, was walking
along the avenue tow arils her home. When
near the corner of Clark street and We-tem
avenue -he encountered William Itoring, a
notoriously bad citizen, who has been un
der arrest a nuinlier of times, and he de
manded w hat money she had with her.
declaring that if she refused to gix-e it to
him he would kill her. Sosayinghegrasixsl
tier hy tlie throat mid choked her until she
xxas nearly black in the face, and compelled
hi r to give him her jsM-ket Nsik.
lie then ran awav The purse
contained only atmut a dollar. Mr. Collier,
the ladv's hu-luiid. uqiorted the robbery to
the police and the officers have since been
loikingfor Horing. He was seen by the
officers last Monday, but succeeded in elud
ing them Yesterday it xvas learned that he
was In Columbus, and In response to a tele
gram from here, the Columbus officer- ar
rested hint. This afternoon Chief Walker
went to Columbus to bring Horing here for
A COPD SHOWINC.
mg inrieliLiil! IJJiTgas is
to tlie LvrporBJe nun
I Uiava JllMjimfB AajSSflrtrWTr) buying
a Iafptiiwrofjfiinns xxithiujt7 having a
room in xxJitftTto putJlieTiT"or kiioxxing
w hether It could ,tasecurisl. tt Aid il
C.UOI Mi llor. r x-r.
That Springfield iinmt have natural
or manufactured g.ts. Chea-r fuel
is the order of the hour. Al
ready under the winkings of the com
merce bill, the piice of coal to manufac
turers fiad tieen adxanced fifty cents per
tou. the amount saved to a large manufac
turing firm by the Use of a fuel costing only-
half as much as coal does here, represents
In the course of a year, a very nice proiit.
and manufacturers will -imply lie frozen
out, in competing with those haxing cheap
fuel. His firm had fiail -:;,400 worth or ex
perience in sinking a well, but he was
satisfied to try further. Mr. Whiteley's,
he supposed had sunk S10.000 or Se-2,000.
and yet was willing to go on until gas was
found some place near enough to pije to
Mr. Amos Wluteley was then called on.
and spoke in the same strain as Mr. Lud
low. He aid he could talk all night or all
week if it would do any good, as he was in
dead earnest on the subject. For himself,
he had not a dollar's intere-t outside if
Springfield, aud he believed Mr. Ltidlovv
had none. He, for one, xx-as for Spring
field first, last and all the time, and did not
approve of this idea of too much money
being taken from Springfield to lie inve-ted
in the gas and oil regions aud other mter-e-ts.
He incidentally mentioned the case
of a hotel In Findlay where, he slid, natural
gaswa- Used for heating not only all
oxer the house but in all tlie out-hoti-es.
barn, eu, and it came near heating up all
out of doors, too- He asked the proprietor
how much he paid ier mouth or year for all
this gas. The hotel man answered that it
cost him 40 per year ami it was tun much;
he xvas going to sink a xx ell himself. This
same m n had been offered xxithui a few
days. $100,000 for his priqic-rty.xxhu-li here-
fused. Mr. vv hiteley also gaveinany other
instances of what gas wa.-doing for other
towns. Hring gas to Springfield, he said,
and inside of a year there would be
A III IT IIXII.KOVH
around the city, which would open up a
large territory for manufacturing
purposes, xxhich cannot noxv lie
reached, and new firms would come Into
the city and locate, especially of a diver
sified character, winch the city greatly
Members of council .asked a number of
questions which were answered, after which
Messrs. Fried and Dieus -ioke. saying that
the matter had lus-n misrepresented and
misunderstood, and noxx that they under
stood tlie purposes of the company, its
objects, aims and interest.-, they were
heartily In fax or ot granting the de-ired
franchise. Mr. Hurnett moved that tlie
committee so report, xxhich was carriisl
OH-'ICKl:- AMI IllllhCIOUs.
The stock holders of the Springfield Pow
er and Heating company met for organiza
tion on Monday and elected the following
gentlemen as a Imanl of directors: A. K.
Ludlow, Ko-s Mitchell, Kdxxanl Kinuane,
O. S. Kelly. P. 1". .Mast. Fuller Trump and
W. A. Scott. The board immediately or
ganized by electing the following officer-.
President O. S. Kelly
Vice-President -1.P. Mast.
Secretary KobU II. Foos.
Treasurer W. A. Scott.
The tioard then adjourmsl to meet on
Wednesday, under tlie exiectation that
council would pass the pending ordinance,
when committee- would at once be apMint
eil to investigate in different direction- and
obtain options and iix places for -Inking
The ordinance not having been con
sidered, nothing remained to be done
but adjourn for another week, and
await developments. The next meeting of
the hoard will consequently lie held on
Wednesday, when, from present indica
tions, they exjH-ct to lie able to go ahead
I and get gas.
In this connection it might lie -aid that
the piping to Y'oiiugstown and Huffalo, the
j latter place only about eighty miles from
, the gas field, lias had to lie abandoned in
each case as impracticable on account of
I the great loss of pressure from long dis-
tances. Cotiscquentlv Springfield's only
I Mi.nre for ess is ill liliilttM' it in ..itrtlj-iellt
quantities Tn very cl-se proximity to the
i ity, or by manufacturing it from coal -ami
oil, oil, water or -ome other substance or
combination of suli-tances. Hut it -till re
mains true that Springfield must and will
have gas of some kind from some source.
most admired selections were from Hamlet,
Pauls defense before Agrippa. and the
Mother Hubbard sermon, a delicious bit of
humor in xxhich Mr. Murdoch was inimita
ble. In the selections from Hamlet, he
displajed the .iwcr. depth of thought and
rhetorical ability that made his "Hamlet"
in the Cincinnati dramatic festival a notable
piece of xxork. And in the Kible selection
he brought out new beauties in the text and
made the eiishackh d Paul a character full
of nexx Mobility and manhood. Mr. Murdoch'-
voice is full and sonorous, and it U
a pure joy to listen to him, whatever he is
After the recital, a reception was ten
dered Mr. -Murdoch and his charming
daughter. Miss Murdoch, who accouuianied
hither. 'Hie hoaplta
Mr. (Ieorge II.
Frey. of the north side, was thrown ouen to
the distinguished reader, his daughter and
quite a little party of friends.
Several hours were agreeably passed in a
-wrtal way, and Mr. Murdoch proved him
self as agreeable in private life as he is
isiweriiil upon the rostrum. Miss Murdoch,
too, is a young lady of many personal
graces, and is warmly dev oted to her tine
old father. Among the guests uresent
were Mayor Kelly and Mrs. Kelly,
Mr. John Foos. Mr. and Mrs. W.
T. Stillwell. Dr. and Mrs. 11. II.
Seys, Mr. and .Mrs. C. M. Nichols. Mr. and
.Mrs. II. 1.. Chapman, Mrs. Wm. N. White
ley, Judge and Mrs. John C. Miller and
daughter. Miss Ella, Mr. J. Harry Habbitts
Open this Monday A. M.
Hi and 28 Inches, with (iold, Sil
ver and Fancy Heady.
Novelties in Parasols!
Note Specially the "Tnxedo" and
Children's Parasols, 25c to
$2; Pongee Parasols,
Mnarnlng Parasols, .New Fans now
open, etc., etc.
'19 -t SO I.!iii"wioiis.
CRUELTY TO CHILDREN.
.V CliAiiipitlrti Conntr HrhiMil Tri her
.rrenteil for Allrfeil Crtivl lunUI
luenl. Yesterday afternoon Samuel Ayer, of
Union township, came to the city and
made com plaint to the society for the pre
vention of cruelty to children, says the Ur
bana Citizen. He charged T. II. Owens,
teacher in district No. t. I'nion township,
with unlawfully and cruelly whipping his
son, Don Ayers. The officers of the so
ciety went before K-ipiIre Uhods, where an
affidavit was made setting forth the above
facts. Constable John Clart went out and
brought Owen m. He gave bond in the
sum of ?."00 with Samuel McAilains. one of
his school directors, as surety, and the
case will be heard this evening.
1 lie tMiy is nine year- of age.and.it is
charged, is badly marked from the effects
of the whipping. The teacher says that
the boy was caught in the act of insulting
some of the little girls of the school, and
being taken to task by him for the orTense
deliberately lied to him. He only punished
him slightly for the offense, ami -n far as
the cruelty is concerncd.rieis readv to stand
CAMP MEETINC BOARD.
Itu.iuras-eMlon of the Itn.iril Held on the
On Wedne-day afternoon the hoard of
directors of the I'rbaua camp meet
ing iieni a meeting on the camp
grounds, a large number of persons
being present from this city. Mechanics
burg, Crbana and the surrounding country.
They decided to build a young peoples
tabernacle. -I0f0 feet, with a good floor in
it. The tabernacle will be located northeast
of tlie large springs and front south. The
cost of the tabernacle will lie about Sl.OOO.
The members of the ttoard from each con
gregation were instructed to appoint a sub
committee of young jieople to solicit funds
for the enterprise.
C.en.'I J. M. DeardotT. 11. O'Wal and A.
W. Mumper were appointed a committee to
make the contract and superintend its
The Imanl also direct!-! that the stables
on the ravine on tlie west sideof the ground
must lie rrinov ed by the first of July. If
not, the association will proceed to remove
The committee on ministerial supply re
(mrteil a splendid corps of workers already
engaged and correspondence is now being
had with other distinguished ministers.
IL K. Hudson and daughters have tfeii
engaged to take charge of the singing at the
Kv cry tlmig indicates that the meeting to
lie held Aug. 11-01 will be one of the most
interesting ever held on these famous
THE MISSINC DIAMOND.
? to J? -V
v?K. r7- K-ctzetiX. 2-.
VNyO .A , . '.
:U and 3 Sooth 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 ol fine French
Ginghams worth 25 cents a
yard, to be sold by us at 15
cents a yard.
A BARE-BACK ACT.
r'lrnt I igllti-eo lilt) s ,il tlie lnlne Court
Ty t'ri-ll) Well.
This morning Polue Court Clerk Morrill
hits! Ids first rejioit with City Cleik She
waiter and it makes a credit
able -bowing for the new Police court. The
report covers the period f nun the "th to
to the "nth of April, both inclusive just
eighteen days. During that time 11- ca-e-were
tried, -ixteen of which were
-tate and Ur. city ca-e-. Fourteen
persons were tried for petit
larceny and one for carrying
concealed weatious. The remainder were
ordinary cases of drunks, disorderlies and
loiterer-. The total amount of fines and
costs levied was 4tl .VS. of wliich Sil ."
were collected, and ?l-o not collected. The
prisoner-who are represented by the Sl-U
either worktsl or are now- working out their
hues on the stone pile. Kighteen dollars
were paid for witness fees. .Indging froin
the returns thus far lit the collection of
fines and costs will amount to about S4U0 a
month, while Si.lO or thereabouts will lie
worked out each month on the stone pile.
Serlnii- lllneMs or !i. Ilanril.
The many friends of Dr. J. S. IL lla?
zard will lie pained to learn that be is in a
very critical condition Several physicians
have lieen at his bedside the entire day,
doing what they could M relieve htm. At
noon the reixirt reached the street that he
was dying, but this proved an exaggeration.
He i sutlerlng from a complication or
Mini; -Ihii Tliruu n nml Trmoilel l
Colonel KUi:itrirk Finds Ida Wire's
King in His On ii Pocket.
Tom Zimmerman wore a smile of satisfac
tion yesterday morning, says the Cincinnati
Knoiircr. The valuable diamond ring
which was supjsiseil to have been stolen
from the room of .Mrs. Ki!iatriek. wife
of Colonel Kilpatrick, of Springfield. Ohio,
had turned up. For a time, the most vig
orous search failed to reveal it. and Colonel
Deitsdi had detailed two detectives on the
ca-e. taking for granted that the gem had
been stolen. Yesterday morning Colonel
Kilpatrick thrust nis hands into the jsvk
ets of his dress suit, w hich he had worn
the night the night ln-fore. and there he
found the nil-sing ring. His supination is
that the ring lay on the dresser with his
keys and watch and chain, and when he
put tho-e articles in his pocket, the ring
w cut w ith them. Kv cry one rejoiced at the
discovery except the detectives, who turned
on their heels and left in disgust.
SEW GROCERY AM)
Yesterday afternoon a horse with a rider
dashed down the lull on Yellow Spring
stieet toward the railroad. The young
fellow on tlie horse was doing the lure-hack
act, and as the hor-e started down the hill
lie slid forward on the horse's neck, where
he clung for life. Suddenly both of the
animal's hind feet flew into the air and the
rider shot over his head like a rocket. The
fior-e stumbled at the same instant, aud
both the rider and the animal were pi lis I in
a confused heap. Tlie horse scrambled to
Ids feet, aud in doing so paweil the young
fellow, until the siH-tators -tipio-ed that
nothing but broken Nine- and torn clothes
would lie left of him. Mr. John II. John
son, who hapiiened to be passing, and
several others, rushed to tlie ot. but by
the time they reached the young fellow he
had arisen to his feet, app.uently little the
war- e for 1 Is severe tumble. He declined
to give Ids name.
Ira II. Iloads, charged with drunkenness
and disorderly conduct, was dismissed yes
terday afternoon by Judge oung. as it was
shown that there was nothing in the charge.
(Ieorge Washington, who p.i ed tlasks of
whisky through the windows of the station
house to the prisoners within, was lined
S10. Charles Trogdon, arrested for loiter
ing, was dismissed.
33 fouth Limestone street is the place.
Itarbara, wife of William P.irney, at No.
7 Scott street, died on Friday morning at 6
o'clock, witli heart disease, aged 29 years.
The remains will be shipped to Springdale.
Intl., on Saturday.
John Quirk, a young man aged 24 years,
living at Pitehin, died Thursday evening ot
consumption. Funeral Saturday morning at
HSU. from St. Joseph Catholic church, this
Mrs. irgiina h. Haker. daughter of
Daniel Wi-singer, sr., died at '. o'clock this
morning. Funeral private.
Mr. Joseph Spahr and wife elegantly en
tertained last night the olhce force of 1. P.
Ma-t A. Co.. together with the wives of the
benedicts among them. A sumptuous re
past, cards, games and conversation were
the order of tne evening. Those present
were Mr. and .Mrs. C. K. Crain. Mr; and
Mrs. J. II. Clingerman. Mr. and Mrs. IL J.
Miller, and Messrs. IColit. Hedges. W. W.
Cushiiiau, J. S. Aron and II. M. Seller-.
One ot the largest and most complete
in Central Ohio. (Joods no higher than
any place else. The finest New York
Cream Cheese that can be had : also,
Edam and Pine Apple Cheese.
KVTKA PISE OI.IVK-.
We have the largest assortment in the city.
Call and price our Sugars, Teas
S. J. STRALEY & CO.
3-2 AND 24 EAST HIIIH STKKRT.
Mr. fleorge W. Hastings aud his son
Harry (!., have just arrived from Inter
A beautiful line of new niching for the
nook and sleeves, at J. V.U.JIoyle. Co.'s.
j. j. Mccarty,
ol SOUTH LIXEST0XE ST.,
Presents a splendid linear Suit
ings tor (J entl emeu's
SUITS and OVERCOATS
MADE TO ORDER.
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