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VOL. XXXIII NO. 184.
Wmmtoi. Aim 6 Ohio
teuerlly falrwiather coo er
for MinJay sUUouary tern
Aug. 6, 1887.
In the great advance which
the art of clothing has made
in the last few years, some
things are more striking than
others ; one of the most strik
ing is the general fit and set
ol ready-made clothes.
Time was when a ready
made suit did not fit some peo
ple much better than a shirt
fits a clothes-line when hung
upon it. But now so much
study, care and ingenuity have
been devoted to the business
that the chief difference be
tween a ready-made suit and
merchant-tailor work is about
one-third less in cost.
Great change, too, is noticed
in suiting garments to circum
stances. The hot summer,
for instance, has brought all
goods to the fore that are
suitable for hot weather. We
have them. Come to us for
your Clothing, ready-made or
made to measure, and for your
Furnishing Goods and Hats,
at one profit lower than else
where. THE WHEN,
25 and 27 West Main Street.
rVT AND JUICY,
CHOICE MIDDLE CUT,
Try a can and you will use
Only 20c. per Can
J. M. NIUFFER.
To Try Our Great
Everybody Likes It.
Prank H. Coblentz
Cor. Market and High Sts.
mm Uimiiii f tft mmu
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II. I M ed. I- , Wlaalcrf. -
Condition of Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly
Not so Serious as Has Been
Complete Report of 111. toninllttee. To-
gellier Willi ll Kecominonilatlons
The Work Will Proceed Itt the
shop Thr Loral Creditor.
The Itf prni ic it enabled below to la)
before Its reader the report of the commit
tee appointed by the creditors of Whiteley,
Fassler .1 Kelly to investigate the condition
of the linn's affairs. The committee com
pleted Its work three da) s ago but the re
port, which Is as follows, was not made
public until today
brit!GFl 1 11; O.. August 3, lssT.
The undersigned, members of the com
mittee appointed at a meeting of the cred
itors of Whitelej . Kassler A Kellej. June
Jstli, 1SS7, to examine into the affairs of
that corjoratlon, report a plan for their ad
justment, for the termination of the recelt-er-hip
and the return of its propert) to the
corporation, respectfully report-
We find that all the liabilities of the cor
poration represent the indebtedness in
curred bj It, in the transaction of its bes
Iness, excepting the accommodation paper,
amounting in the aggregate to $684,048 SS,
which it made to the order of E I.. Harper
X Co , and which that firm negotiated for
It own benefit.
We further tind that all the promissory
notes made by the Champion Machine com
pan to the order of Whiteley, Fassler &
Kelly, and by it endorsed' and negotiated,
were made and delivered to it by the Chain,
plon Machine company to assist Whiteley,
Fassler A Kelly, and the proceeds of the
same were receited and used wholly by the
last named company, and the Champion
Machine company recei ed no t alue there
for. After a careful examination, we are en
abled to state the debts of Whiteley. Pass
ler A Kell), including the accommodation
paper to E. I. Harper A Co . and the notes
of the Champion Machine Co. negotiated
and endorsed by Whiteley, Fassler A Kelly,
excepting as hereinafter stated, to be SV
Besides the plant, wehnd the assets of
Whiteley. Fassler A ;KelIy. applicable to
the payment of these, debts, to be as fol
Miscellaneous accounts-. -. I1.3R 8"
Amount estimated to be realized
from sale of machines, for which
no business paper has been re
celvrd and discounted
rounts receivable .
Mock, machines and repairs on
Total assets fl.027.6M 99
In addition to the foregoing there are
loxns amounting to SJ51.7W.43, for which
farmers' notes, amounting to $271,279 94,
are pledged as collateral, neither of which
are included in the foregoing statement.
In addition to the above, there is a re
ceiter'sdebt of S 100.000 w hlcli represents
amounts borrowed to pa) for labor and ma
terial used incompleting macblaeajsinee the
appointment of the receiver, and for ex
penses of marketing the product; and of
the amount of the total indebtedness abme
scheduled, about 50,000. being for labor,
taxes, etc , will also hate, by law. priority
The committee are of the opinion that, if
tVhitele). Fassler A Kell) be re-ewtabllshed
as a going concern, it will be able, in that
etent to pay out of Its assets 30 per cent
of the foregoing S3.ns.775 59; In live in
stallments of six per centum each, pa) able
December 1st 1537. February 1st 18s.
October 1st 1S33, December 1st 183S and
February 1st, 1839, without interest.
After a careful examination Into the af
fairs of the Champion Machine company
we are of the opinion that this corporation,
which has continued its business in antici
pation of the re-establishment of Whiteley,
Fassler 4 Kell), can, in that event pay an
additional 30 per cent on each of the abote
mentioned, notes made by it to. and nego
tiated by. Whiteley. Fassler 4 Kelly, In
live Installments of six per centum each,
payable at the dates abote mentioned, with
In tiew of the wide and complicated na
ture of the business of these corporations,
we are of the opinion that, upon a cessation
Qf business, but little could be realized for
the creditors out of their plants, which are
only adapted to the business of manufactur
ing "Champion" mowing and harvesting
machines, and that their accounts receiva
ble, o ing to their going out of business,
would be greatly shrunk In value.
We, therefore, earnestly recomni'nd that
all of the creditors of Whiteley, Fas9ler 4
Kelly, other than the holders of the prom
issory notes of the Champion Machine Co.,
eniorsed and negotiated by Whiteley.
Favsler 4 Kell), accept in full satisfaction
of their claims, 30 per cent thereof, to be
se-ured by the notes of Whiteley, Fassler
4 Kelly, pa) able in the lite installments
And that ttie holders of the above notes
of the Champion Machine Co., endorsed
aid negotiated by Whitele). Fassler A
Kelly, accept in full satisfaction of said
nites, CO per cent of the amount tlieieof,
ssjured by the proruUsory notes ot the
C lampion Machine Co , pa) able to the or
der of. and endorsed by Whiteley, Fassler
4 Kell). maturing In the hte installments,
of twelte per centum each, abote men
tioned. The atmt e mentioned per centums to be
secured b) a deed of trust of Whitele),
FasIerA Kell) to Mr. I!. II. Warder, pres
i lent of the First National bank of Spring
he d, as trustee, in such form as may be
necessary to secure the obligations to be
giten, as aforesaid, to the creditors who ac
cept the foregoing plan of settlement, upon
the plant of Whllel), Fissler A. Kelly, in
cluding its factories, with the machlner).
tools and implements, and containing the
usual powers to the trustee, in the event
lie should deem it for the interest of cred
itors, to release any part of said plant from
th operation of the trust deed, if the same
should be sold, upon receiving the proceeds
of the sale thereof to be applied by him in
pi)ment of the foregoing installments of
P'r centum, according to the respectite
mlits and priorities of the holders of the
obligations made for the same, and that the
Cuanipiou Machine coiupaii) be authorized
to join said trustee in releasing any part of
said plant which ma be sold as aforesaid,
from the lien of its mortgage of Indemnlt) .
This settlement to take effect as of Sep
tember 1st, 1"7, and no Interest accruing
after th it date should be added to the face
of the claims.
This settkment to become binding so
soon as tlie same shall hae been so far
agreed to b the creditors as to Insure the
consummation of this arrangement
We respeitfully request each creditor to
execute the enclosed agreement, with a
statement endorsed thereon of the character
and amount of his claim, and to mall the
sime to Mr. Asa S. Hushnell, president of
the Wanler. llushiiell A Clessiier Co
Asa S. Hisiinui,
M. Cm kciiiii,
WAI.Tr K PoTTI It,
Amos Wiiitm t.
The deed of trust mentioned In tbcRboe
report of the committee of creditors of
Whltele. Fassler A Kelly has been exe
cuted aud delliered to me, this August 4th,
1M7. B. II. WAitiihit,
The following circular letter w
o it with the committee report
Spiiinofieu. ( , Aug. 6, 1SS7.
DkakSiii The Mad Kiver. the Lagonda
and the First and Second National Banks,
the Warder. Bushnell A Glessner Co .
Champion Machine Co., Arons Whiteley.
President Chapman Coal Co., Foos Lin
seed Oil Co., A. Bakhausi Co., James
Leffel A Co., George H. Frey. Globe
Printing and Publishing Co.. A. I.. Clarke
A Bra, 1. Ward Frey, W. K. Duke, Cham
pion Coal and Ice Co., C. V. H. Bretney,
W. IL llouck Sou, all of this city, being
all the creditors to whom this plan has been
presented, and substantially all the credit
ors here, representing claims of various
classes aggregating six hundred and eight) -
four thousand, nine hundred and ninety
three dollars, have concurred In, and agreed
to accept settlement under the inclosed
plan of adjustment of the committee.
Asa S. BunnsFM . Chairman.
CUT THE ARTERY
A.nil DM Not Know It (or Hours After
ward Almost Hleedi to Death.
Howard Male,' the youngest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Lisle, of west High street,
bad a terribly narrow escape on Wednesday
from bleeding to death. In the afternoon
be was cutting (be bottom of a door at his
home and using a very keen knife. He
was drawing the blade towards him. and I
uy au uu.ovj KuucuiiucuuiDsirpiv
ana piungea aeepiy into ins ieuiftei the greatest satisfaction at being
leg. Just above the knee, cul-irDv to knife Hon. Charles It Whit- of
ling clear to me Done, ine wounu
bled ver) profusely and no ordlnar)
means such as are usually empIo)ed could
stop it That evening, despite the fact that
the wound was still bleeding. Mr. Lisle de
cided to go b.!!r.g, and did so almost at
the expense of his life. The wound bled
all the war. and the bottom of the boat was
covered. There were bloody tracks also
about the pump-bouse w here he had walked.
Finally he became so woni and faint that
he decided to take the street car and go
home. He did so and there was a large
pool of blood where his foot rested as he sat
in the car. J
On his arrival home, hU appearance -and
persistent bleeding of the wound caused
alarm, and Pr. J. 1. Lisle, the bo)s
brother, was sent for. The latter made
the startling discovery at once that the
knife-cut had setered the superior articu
lated artery, a large branch of the fe mural
arter), which Is the entire blood suppl) of
the leg. Dr. Lisle found the greatest diffi
culty in checking the blood. All ordlnar)
surgical means falling, oiled silk did no
good. Finally a turnoquet was employed.
This Is made of a sheet twisted
into a rope and knotted
around the leg. A broom handle Is then
thrust through the knot and turned like the
handle of a elder press until the bandage
is at a minimum of tightness. It is horribl)
painful, but In this case was necessary, as
the situation was desperate.
The turnoquet finally checked the blood
and Mr. Lisle is rapidly recovering. Hut
the amount of blood the) oung man lost is
Death of Walter IJownian.
Mr. Walter Bowman, who has been ill
for nine weeks with typhoid fever, died at
noon today at the home of his parents. Mr.
and Mrs, &. A. Bowman, -No. 375 ea3t
High street Mr. Bowman was 20 years of
age, and was a great favorite among a large
circle of friends. The funeral sen Ices will
occur at the family residence at 5 o'clock.
Monday. Interment prlt ate.
Cincinnati. Aug. 6. Several confer
ences bate been held among Cincinnati
holders of Cincinnati, Hamilton 4 Da) ton
stock and Henry P. Ives. Mr. E. A. Fer
guson deprecates an) disposition to hound
Mr. Ives and says that he has done nothing
wrong. At 1 o'clock the directors' meetirg
of the C, II. 4 D. railroad cont ened.
Mr. Julius Dexter, who had acted as
chairman of the stockholders' coumittee.
which had beej conferring with Mr. I tec,
stated that the committee was not now
ready to report that he left for New York
tonight to make further examination of
the books, and it recommended that the
board of directors also go to New
York and hold a meeting there on
Monday, when some changes in the
board of directors may be made and that
another meeting will be held August 16. to
hear the report of the ntockholderv com
mittee. This was agreed to and so all
action is deferred until this meeting, which
is to be held in New York. The directors
whose places are to be tilled -Monday are
Messrs Cowan and Wade. It is understood
that Mr. Thomas E. More) and Mr. A. S
Wiuslow. .of this city, will be put in their
pUces. No action was taken at all on the
pirpositiun to ltase the Fort Wayne road
and guarantee Its stock, all that being post
poned until present complications are set
tled. President btaynerwas not present but
sent a telegram declining to resign. This
puts a new phase on the reorganization, as
It was supposed he would consent to retire
and to put the management In Cincinnati
Cmc too, Aug. C An nfcr-OrnM
special from Delphi, Ind., says: A terrihe
rain and hail storm passed oter thesouthern
part of this county last etenlng. Scarcely
a stock of corn was left stand mg in th
track of the storm. Fences were blow n
down and many bams unroofed. It re
sembled a tornado and covered an area of
one-half of a mile wide.
A pleasant muxlcalc was giten last even
ing at the residence of Mr. A. Watt, Patton
street in honor of Col. L. W. Tulleys, of
Mr, William Preston, of 93 south Market
street, has accepted a situation at the
Philips house. Da) ton.
Discussion of the Advisability of Clark
County Employing Her En
To Ilefeat Champaign's I, It Hubert
MantelTa New 1'luy Petroleum as a
Bltlial of Coat Mm llim u.ae. 3ime
0. It Is excellent
To hate a giant's strength, but It Is trrati
To use It like a giant "
Sunebody has humorousl) remarked
that although Shakespe re was nut a
broker, no other author has furnished 'o
mill) stock quotations.
While the above chip from "Measure for
Measure" can scarcel) be called a stock
quotation, its application in the approach
ing senatorial contest in this district cannot
but be apparent to et er) body.
On the 1st of September the republicans
of this (the Kiev euth) senatorial district
will meet in contention at the wigwam in
this city to nominate a candidate for sena
tor. The basis of representation in the
convention has been fixed at one delegate
for ever) one hundred totes cast
f r Mr. .1 S. Koblnsnn for secretary
of state In November, ISSd, and one dele
gate for ever)" fraction thereof of fift) or
more. According to this apportionment
the three counties comprising this district
are entitled to the following representation
in the contention.
Champaign County .. . V,
Hark l ounty . iA
Madison I'ounty . . "Jl
The Clark count) delegation will go into
the contention with a, majority of six oter
the combined delegations from Champaign
and Madison, and will be in a position to
say who shall or who shall not be the nom
inee of the convention. In other words,
this county has a giant's strength, but
would it not be tyrannous to use it like a
Fur many ) ears theioUtiou plan has been
an unwritten haw. gorarning the senatorial
contentions In this district and according
to that plan it Is now Chamiiafgn county's
"tum" to name the nominee of the repub
licans. Would it be wise or neighbor!) or
good politics for Clark to snatch the honor
from Champaign merely to gratify a splnt
of nett) retenge?
There are a good man) republicans in
this county who would take grim delight in
knifing our Cluimpaign count) fiiends
They would dolt with "ghoulish glee,"
as it were, because. In almost eter) con
vention that has been held during the past
three or four years," Champaign has not let
slip an opportunity todoClark all the dam
age sue could, inese gentlemen cite as a
recent instance the last judicial contention
at which the Champaign delegation niani-
They not only drove their knife
deep into his titals. but they turned It
it u .d and round in the woun-l by laughing
at Clark county's defeat'1 and saving that
they were glad to be able to contribute to it
Naturally these, expressions of pleasure
tended to arouse anythinr but good feeling
between the delegation and some of the
members of that delegation from Clark
county would be glad of an opportunity to
get back at Champaign by making her
swallow her own medicine.
It is safe to say. hew ever, that the best
republicans of Champaign county did not
approve of the ghoulish action of their dei
eiraUon in thus con fentlofli -unit n would'.
therefore, be scarcely fair to what I believed
is a large majority of the republicans of
that county for Clark's delegation in the
approaching convention, to take the bull by
the horns and name the nominee for no
other reason than because she will bate the
power. It Iwou'd not be neighborly or
good politics for Clark to thus arrogate to
herself the right to name the senator, for
such action would be sure to breed ill feel
ing between the counties, and that would
not be pleasant to the people of the two
counties or profitable to republicanism In
If it Is the wish of the majority of the del
egates to the cont ention to abrogate the ro
tation plan it can easily be done by the
adoption of a resolution to that effect. That
would thereafter throw the senatorial race
open to ail. The plan which is conceded
on all hands to be the best however. Is that
which was proposed in the Ukitjumo on
Monda). the 1st Inst, iz: That Clark
county, hating a greater republican vote
than the combined tote of Champaign and
Madison counties, snould have the senator
two terms to one term each from Champaign
and Madison. This would be just to all
parties and would insure a fair representa
tion. Earl) in September Mr. Kobert Mantel),
w ho made a great hit here In "Tangled
Lues," will appear at Black's opera house
in an entirely new pla). Through the
kindness of Mr. Augustas Pitou, Mr. Man
teli's manager. I am enabled to lay before
tht. readers of the Kf puulic the sentiment
of the plot of the new pla) something
which has neier before been published.
The play is an adaptation from the French
b) 1-ouis Nathal and Is entitled "Monbars "
It Is a romantic drama of the emotional or
der aud depicts the life of Southern France
after the Director). )n It Mr. Mantell
pla) s the title role. "Monbars." who is a
man of the people, imbued with
all the strength and courage
that the rrenchmen ot that period
were thought to possess. Beared among
living heroes, his her) nature drank deeply
of the hope that ambition's cup held to his
lips, and when his country called for men
of daring, bis voice was among the first to
be heard. Crowing discontented with the
slow movements of those In power, he soon
carted a way for himself, and what the
land refused him, the broader ocean was
proud to give, and on its wide expanse,
witli men under him who had learned to
lote him for his courage and b'atery. Mon
bars attained his proudest wish. Keturning
to his nstite tovt n tte tinii Monbars a man
fully developed, both mentally and ph)ic
ally, ard with such a theme, the dramatist's
work Is not dinlcult
The play portrays eter)da) life, its
trials and tribulations, its jo) s and sorrow s.
Its heroes and heroines are lit ing, breath
ing men and women, full of strength and
weakness, and in the end, as in life, the
Mr. Mantell Is at present engaged in ar
ranging the details for the production.
Every care to insure the success of the pla)
will be taken ami the costumes and "set
ting" of the piece will be historically cor
rect and surprisingly beautiful.
The use of crude petroleum as a fuel has
been for several )ears an attractive topic
of discussion among inventors and since the
great discoveries of crude oil in Ohio were
made the topic lias become decidedly inter
esting. Several months ago I had an inter
view with Mr. Charles A. Hauer, of this
which appeared in the Itf ,-i n. ,c and
which excited comment at the time, as Mr.
llauer is recognized as an authority
on steam generating fuel. He took
the ground that crude petroleum would
not at least In the near future, become a
a successful rltal of coal, aud gate firures
that proved his proposition. It was not
eas). however, tocontiuce man) people
that you can buy more heat for a dollar If
you buy coal than if you but oil, and it is,
Itherefoie, gratifying to be able to refer to
reliable extierliiiciits whiih have been made
to slum tlie relative econom) of oil and
coal as fuel.
IJeferente has Ihsmi undo in the linn n
I If to the series of i xperituents made b)
the l'enns)ltania Itailruad company to
asertain the relative value as fuel of coal
and oil. 'Ihesei exieriuients were made
under the suerisioii of some of the best
ualit!ed methanicat engineers in the coiin
tr) and the rt-iilts obtilneil were minutely
.ucurnte. The difficulties which werrt en
(ountensi in applying the oil-burning
appiratus to locomotives hate been oter-
roiue, and it is said thit the loco
motite to whit h the apparatus was applied
has leeii in successful opperation for some
time. Of its working it maybe said that
the oil fuel is smokeless ami cinderless and
that the tiring cousisLs simplt in the uianlp
ulution of a hand wheel regulating the sup
pl) ot oil
riie prat thai dilhculties of burning pe
troleum having been overcome, the mil)
question now lcmaimiig is the relative
econom) of oil and o.il. The IloilriHUl
ami Kntjlntirtny Jam mil. which is high
authority on selenitic subjects, sa)s
"Carefullt nude experiment and the
chemical composition of both coal and oil
show that the heit prodm ing power of a
pound of ietroleiiiii is equal to that of 1l
pounds of coil. If the sating dun to the
cost of handling fuel and ashes, and the
dimiuished repairs to the tire
boxes of locomotives, is taken
Into account, it Is found
that one pound of oil is equal in value to
two pounds of coil. A gallon of oil weighs
7.3 pounds and a barrel contains forty -two
gallons From these data it is east to cal
culate the prices at w hich coal and oil are
equall) cheap The following table has
been tabulated In this waj'
inALrikros. OIL riRBIU
1 ') --". cents
.' ui v
J ."V tij
2 ri) n'i "
2 7i 7 "
3 10 (Ui "
3 15 ICjU "
3 V) WH "
3 7 II 03'4 "
4 91 1 1054 "
The Jiiitnml concludes by sa)ing: "This
showing does not look very promising for
the general use of petroleum for tuel in this
country, as any considerable demand from
this source would put the price up, unless
the production is largely increased oter
what It is now." Max.
PRESIDENT CLEVEtAND'S TRIP-
flovernor Forivtier Sends Him
Invitation to lilt Coliiiubu-
CoLt Mitt s, Aug. C Governor Foraker
last evening sent the following telegram:
Coli unis, Aug. 5. 1S87.
To His Excellency, drover Cleveland, "rest
dentol trie uulted Mates. Wasnington. D.
IIlai: Sli: I hate read In today's dis
patches from Washington the announce
ment that you will pass through this state
and city on the occasion of your contem
plated tlsit to St. Louis.
We greatly desire, if you will kindly
git e us an opportunity, so to welcome you
as to show our high appreciation for the
distinguished honor of yo ir presence among
On behalf, therefore, of the w hole people
of the state, I earnestly and cordially in
vite you to stop in our midst meet our
citizens and accept their hospitalities.
1 have the honor to tx. with very great
respect. )our obedient servant
J. IS. FoRtKKK,
(Sovernor of Ohio.
At a meeting of the board of trade It was
decided to extend an invitation to the presi
dent and the following telegram was ac
To Ills Kxcelleacy. Hrover Cleveland. Presi
dent, Uashlngton.li. C:
TliS'Colmnbus bosrd of trade, represent
ing the business interests of Columbus O ,
respectfully extend an earnest and hearty
invitation to the President, Mrs. Cleveland
and party, to tlsit Columbns on the con
templated western trip: assuring them that
it will git e our people genuine pleasure to
welcome them here.
E. O. Hamuli.. President
Cnt.UI.LS G. LoKD, becretary.
The board will make elaborate prepara
tions to receite the distinguished guests
when a repl) is recenedfroiu Washuigtou.
THE TEXAS ELECTION.
Outlook for Prohibition
(5 si Kston, Aug C The defeat of pro
hibition has been a signal and decisive
one. Tlie total tote polled in Texas at the
gubernatorial election last November was
311,000, of which 2 10,000 were democratic.
Gtl.ooo republican ami 1U.00O prohibitionist.
This, however, does not represent the full
voting strength of Texas as clearly as does
the presidential tote of IsSt which was in
round numbers as follows: Democratic '.T25,
000. republican SI, 000, prohibition 19,000.
In Thursday's election the democrats and
republicans hy phenated. The large Ger
man element which is usually republican
went almost solidly against prohibition, as
dls at least two-thirds of the colored vote
Thus a good majority of republicans under
the leadership of Dr. Cochran, the republi
can nominee for governor in issti, and other
leaders of the faction toted against the
amendment, while a respectable minority
of democrats followed such leaders of their
partt as Senator Heagan, ex-Senator Maxey,
Congressmi n Culberson, ilare. Lanham
and others into the prohibition fold.
Taking the tote of 1SS4 as the basis the
prohibitionists, to hate achieved a victory,
would have had to secure SO per cent ot
the democrats and 3S per cent of the re
publicans. The returns so far received
show a majority against prohibition of
70,000, with eighty counties to bear from.
lion. George Clark, chairman of the
anti-prohibition state executive committee.
estimates that w lien the complete returns
are in they will show that the amendment
has been defeated by 100,000 majority.
I.sTl it nt lets.
Ft. Wouth, Texas, Aug. 6 The prohi
bitionists concede their defeat by 60,000.
The a lti-prohibttionlsts claim 100,000 me
lon!). R Worth is the only city In the
state that went re uilican. All other
a iiendiuents were deflated.
All Quiet at Morelieiut.
Locist it I E, Aug. !. A CoiirrT-Joiir-'i(
sp-cial sa)s: All is now tiulet at More
head, with no prospects of immediate fur
tlier trouble. Another dispatch from a re
sponsible part) at Moreheadsays the report
of trouble at Morehead on Thursday, sent
out from Lexington, w as a canard, ami that
there was no disturbance or killing of any
kind. The business of the court is pro
gressing iniielly, and no trouble is antici
pated. Death of the I argent Woman lb Xenla.
Ximv, Aug. tl Mrs. Jordan Kobb,wife
of an east end grocer, died from oterheat
at her home yisterday. Mrs. Kobb was
aged -S years and the largest woman in
Xenia, weighing :0' tMiunds. before her
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L'lV... IU1IIBWI ,t,l ,,C IIUJUUIU) nil,, ,-,
nearly white, is said by prominent physi
cians who hate examined him to be the
tinest built man in this part of the state.
tllll Teat the Matter.
PiTTstii no. Aug. 1 The officials of the
Knights of Labor are perfecting their plans
for bringing suit to test the legality of the
evictions ot the salt-works strikers at Nat
An Entire Family Murdered in Cold
Blood The Supposed Mnrderer
a Member of the Honshold.
Crop Reports From tile Weqt Weekly
llank StAlenient Rlitinwny
llnughler Detent of Prohibi
tion In Tein.
Mscus, fla.. Aug. 0. Information has
just been melted of a most horrible trage
dy which occurred last night, about twelve
miles from here. liichard Woolfak, a
well-known fanner, his wife, four children
and Mrs. West an aunt of Mrs. Woolfak,
were found murdered In their house this
morning, having Iieen knocked In the heads
and then their throats cut Tom (. Wool
fak, son of Capt. Woolfak b) Ids hrt wife,
is suspected of the crime and was nrrcsted
Deput) Sheriff aud the coroner went out to
the scene of the murder.
Couditlou of the Crna Throughout
Clitrton, Aug. G.TlieTiiHs this morn
ing gives reports froui various parts of the
western states showing the condition of
crops. The drought has been utiioininon!)
severe in most of the territory cot ered b)
the advices. In Illinois the dr) spell has
been especially disastrous. The yield of
ha) has been light the crop of oats is con
siderably below the average.while the pros
pects for corn are dccidedl) discouraging.
From principal advices about half the
usual yield will be obtained. In the great
corn center in the middle of the state many
fanners are cutting up the stalks for tod
In Indiana also the drought has done
ranch damage; rain has not fallen In many
places for more than four weeks and re
cent showers hate been of little benefit
In some localities the corn crop rs a total
failure, and In no portion of the state is'an
ordinary y leld expected. From one-third
to one-fourth a crop is the tenor of the re
ports from this state: hay is but a poor
crop and ats are shorter than the usual
In Wisconsin the drought seems to htte
been less destructlt e.
There is a small falling off in corn, but
the crop in most sections of the state L
likely to be an eterage one. while the oat
crop is fail. The same seems to be true of
Michigan and Ohio West of the Mississip
pi the adt ices are much more encouraging.
Plentiful rains have fallen recently In Iowa
Kansas and Nebraska, which lute been of
untold benefit to corn.
WORK OF A SCOUNDREL.
A Girl Violently A.iiulle.l in the street
Fiidlit. Auf. 5. About S o'clock last
evening as Mary Miller, a 10-year-old girl,
was going along west Main cross street
while in the shaddow of a row of trees, a
man sprang at her and threw her against
a fence, grasped by the throat and made an
Infamous demand, accompanied
with the threat he would kill her
if she did not instantly com pi). The
girl screamed for help, and three young
men who bad witnessed the assault ran at
once to her assistance, while thu scoundrel
took to bis heels, and in a second afterward
ran plump into the arms of bberiff Cusaic.
who lives in the vicinity of the attempted
outrage, and who had beard the girl scream
I for help. As soon as the man was arrested
be commenced playing the deaf-mute dodge
and as he Is a stranger his name is not now
obtainable. The assault, occurring as it
did at the early liour of 8 o'clock and right
in the bean of the city, created consider
able excitement and talk of lynching w as
freely indulged in, but as the girl was not
Injured beyond a fright it was concluded to I
let the law take Its course.
A Rmall-SlEeri Tornado tn Fayette Coun
ty r rlilay.
Wasuigto C. II.. Aug. fi. About 4
o'clock yesterda) afternoon a terriHc wind
storm passed oter the southern part of this
county, doing great damage. It struck in
the neighborhood of Staunton and tip
rooted trees, blew dow n fences, ha) stack,
barns, and in fact et ery tiling that it en
countered for som distance. Year Staun
ton in a substantial two-story log-house
lives a farmer by the name ot Philip Jones
The storm struck his house and uttirly de
molished it. scattering the logs and timbers
In every direction, and carrying some of
them for a long distance. It is not known
at tbis writing whether or not an) one was
in the house at the time. The track of the
tornado was not wide, but in its path It
left in ruins all that it touched. Hut meager
reports hate as )et been received, and it is
expected when the faits are fully known
that a great amount of damage will be
sound to have been done.
SHE CAVE NO REASON.
An Accomplished tuunc Lady Runs wy
Nkw Tokk, Aug. 6. A Danvere (Mas.)
special says: The unexplained disappeai
anceof Phoebe Woodman, the accomplished
and beautiful adopted daughter of the pof t
Whlttler's cousin, Mrs. C. C. Woodman,
who lives with her distinguished relative at
Oak Knell, has been the chief topic for sev
eral days. The motive which prompted
her disappearance Is a my stery. Yesterday
a telegram was received from the young
woman at East Saginaw, Mich., saying she
was at that place with friends. Mr. Wlut
tler advised one of the family to go at once
to the young girl and try to induce her to
return. One of the family left last night
MrCSarlgle Sail, fort.lbraltar.
Ql'EUKC, Aug. 6. A prominent Chicago
gentleman, on a pleasure trip, said here
)esterday that be had niet McGarigle in this
city. A man supposed to be M.-Gangle. it
Is said, took passage here yesur.Jay on a
sailing v essel bound for Gibraltar, passing
himself off as an invalid, although It was
w ell know n that he w as in perfect health.
Fatal Knllroail IrcUlent.
Milton, Ont, Aug. 6. Sixteen freight
cars and a conductor's tan, containing Con
ductor McCabe, of Hamilton, got loose at
the top of the grade on the Northern and
Northwestern railroad, near here. last
etening, and. running down four miles,
plunged into the middle of the Canadian
Pacinc cattle train which was crossing the
track at that point Conductor McCabe
was Injured fatally, it b believed.
N'kvv Viikk, Aug. C Keserte, decrease,
$1,203,000; loans, increase, Ss4i.700
special increase, 51,674.400; legal tender
decrease. 3170.100; deposits decrease,
S.J.544.800; circulation decrease, Sn.lOO.
Hanks now hold S6,i0,550 In excess of 25
per cent rule.
c. u. x i. sum k.
New York, Aug. rt. The Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Da) ton stock was quoted at 120
at close yesterday. At close today It
showed a decline of 70 points and quoted
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AUGUST on the following
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