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SPRmGFIELD, O., SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 1887.
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armer fair weather.
Springfield, O., )
Aug. 13, 1887. J
When the animals were
coming out of the ark the
gangway was crowded and
there was a sudden stoppage.
The red ant turned to the ele
phant, who was immediately
behind, and wrathfully said:
"Say! who are you shovin?"
There seems to be something
in this that throws light on the
expression of "Complete an
We don't have overstocks
in every or any department of
our vast establishment so that
we are continually having to
sell out at a sacrifice. We
manage our business better
than that. We don't accumu
late a lot of $15.00 Suits and
then clear them out at $10 00.
No more do we load ourselves
down with this, that or anoth
er line of goods, and then dis
pose of them below cost;
neither does anybody else who
keeps out of bankruptcy.
"Traps to catch gulls with,
We offer you, always, goods
at one price lower than you
can buy them anywhere else
in this market. Straightway,
no effort to excite you with
the lottery idea that you may
get something lor next to
nothing. Come in and see
our goods; we'll guarantee
that you can't buy similar ar
ticles elsewhere for as little
25 and 27 West Main Street
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J. M. NIUFFEH,
NOR SCHEMING AT
10 BLACK'S OPERA HOUSE-
Tha Killed and Iniured of the Great
Toledo and Peoria Railroad Acci
dent Being Identified.
A (lung of Touch Trtke ToMenMon or
Lnk Krle Strainer Hitil lrt Into
Serious Trouble Mnjror Amor
Bt the Associated Press.
Ciiatswoktii, Aue. 13. The horror of
the wreck seems deepening instead of less
ening. Added to the pitiable spectrcle of
the dead and the miseries of the dying a
stench, slckeuingly foul. Is issuing from all
the numerous places where the corpse of
the victim jet remain. No picture of the
horrible occurrences immediately succeed
ing the accident could eiual in revolting
details the. scene at the Toledo l'eoria and
Western depot here yesterday. The w est
end of the little structure is a coal house
and lumber room, where, promiscuously
stretched on the tloor in the coal and rub
bish were seven unidentified bodies. Ulood
stained, dedraggled sheets and blankets
were thrown loosly oer each, but afforded
little protection from the swarms of rlies
which were continually hoveringoverthem.
The aw ful odor emanatiug Irom the bodies
effectually kept the room clear of all but
the hardest of the still lingering, anxious
or curious crowd. Two of the ictims
were women, and the sight of their faces
was one never to be forgotten.
The distorted features, wide staring eyes
and putrefing wounds were gazed at but
an instant even by those looking for a miss
ing mother or daughter. In a few hours
one of them, a young woman witli light.
reddish hair, would be absolutely unrecog
nizable from the effects of the heat. Close
by her, raised above theother seven corpse
in the room, was the body of a portly man
supported on a couple of old boxes. He
was in his stocking feet and coatless and
was rapidly decaying. The other dead men
on the floor. were in nearly as bad condi
tion. Outside on the platform of the depot
were several coffins tilled with those identi
fied during the night and now awaitine
shipment The east end of the depot was
een in worse condition than the west. The
floor continued strewn with unclaimed
baggage in an inextricable mass. Little
knots of people were pawing over the
broken sachels and masses of soiled and
torn underwear and trumpery, bringing to
light here a little infant's garment and
tiiere the crumpled remains of a widow's
A little further down the road is a large
vacant furniture store In which thirteen
corpses were festering. Only six of them
w ere men; the others w ere women and
children. Most of the thirteen had not jet
been recognized by friends, and their coun
tenances were so mutilated and their cloth
ing so drabbled with dirt and blood that it
is doubtful if they can be identified. One
pretty little woman, terribly mangled, lay
motionless beside a babe, toward w hlcn
she was partly turned. Across the room
was a stalwart man prone on his back,
dead, but with his right arm still raised in
agony and his finger tightly clinched.
Over in the big school-house two more
corpses were still uncoffined, awaiting
claimants, 'Wounded to the number ot
forty filled the fire engine-house, up-stair
and down, and the same faithful ladies and
girls, who had scarcely slept since the
wreck, were at the bedsides as on yester
day. In addition to these, there were at least a
score of injured distributed among the pri
vate residences of the town, too badly hurt
to be removed. A few hours had scarcely
elapsed, however, when the aspect of denot
and the other morgues was completely
STORIES AND INCIDENTS.
sickening Particulars of the Catastrophe
Robbing the Dead and Wounded.
Chicago. Aug. 13. Stories and inci
dents concerning the disaster are just be
ginning to come to light as the excitement
In a measure dies out Robberies are also
becoming known. Miller Patterson, when
he left Wyoming, his home, carried a silver
watch and had about S80 in money after
buying his ticket Only about 52.50 was
found on the bodj-. A man. apparently a
tramp, about thirty years old, was caught
in the act of robbing a corpse and was
spotted thereafter by a young man and
made a sneak for Piper City. For three
hours one woman was hanging out of a car
window, her body lifeless. She was caught
by the thighs and It took about fifteen min
utes to extricate her. Her legs were horri
bly mangled and the flesh was torn com
pletely off. One of the most ghoulish acts
ever recorded is goiug the rounds. A man
was getting out of the cars. Near him dur
ing the journey w as a woman with a lino
gold watch and chain. She was badlv in
jured and cried with anguish. "Oh, God
help me." The man turned apparently to
assist her, but instead stooped oer, grabbed
the watch and chain and fled.
The rescuing partj-, who were among the
first to go through the wreck, saw watches,
chains and pocketbooks scattered around.
Such of these as they had time they picked
up and restored to their owners. The train
wreckers are working both ways at the
wreck, and it Is almost certain they will
not get the track cleared before tonight.
In the third coach from the engine was a
man with his wife and daughter. When
the wreck occurred he lost a hand-sachel
he had, but afterward found it, but his
pocketsook, containing 95, was gone.
James Burling, of Ferris, was in the third
car from the front, and was but slightly in
jured. He relates his experience as fol
lows: "At first I thought the car w e w ere
in was off the track, as it went thump
ing along. Almost instantly it stopped.
and at once could bo heard men pounding
on the roof with axes, suddenly the roof
split open and I craw led out Some others
had crawled out and more were doing so.
Cries and shrieks could be heard.but every
thing was in darkness, a the lights had
been extinguished. The cars were piled
three deep and mine was on top. I saw
some robbery. The bridge wa all afire.
but there was no fire outside of the bridge
on the right side of the track w here I was.
A new theory has been developed. It is
in effect that at the inquest an attempt will
be made to prove that there was hre at that
bridge on the afternoon of the accident
Mr. Dolph, or "old man" Dolph. as he Is
known here, lives northeast of the wreck
His house is about one quarter of a mite
from the wreck, while his land comes right
up to the bridge. What it will be attempted
to prov e by him is that during the after
noon he saw smoke rising in the direction
of the bridge. Knowing how dry it was
and fearfuMest his oat stubbles and shocks
should be burned, he went to the place and
found fire around the bridge, II. I. Davis,
w ho lives a quarter of a mile east, will be
called on to corroborate this.
Looking After the Dead and Injured.
CiHCAfio, Aug. 13. A Journal special
from Chatsworth, Ills., saj-s: All the dead,
whether identified or not have been shipped
away, the unidentified being held at Peo
ria. Iu addltian to the dead, all the
wounded have been remaved. Those
In private houses have been taken
from here to Peoria. Seven, however.
jet remain this morning in the building
u-ed as a hospital. Thret! of them, it was
known, vwiuld die. with a probability of a
fourth. One of these, Mrs. Xaldejo. of
l'eoria, who was erroneouslj reported dead
last night, died this morning. Kew of the
w ounded have a v et eeen removed from
the hospital at l'iper City. An improve
ment 1 noticed in the condition of most of
them. Two of them, however, are past all
More of tlm Killed.
Chic vnn, Aug. IB. The l'eoria list of
deaths from the Chatswoith catastrophe
cantain the following, not mentioned in
the iHf.-r-Ouciii'x reuod list sent last
night: Mr. George Meek. l'eoria; Mrs.
Miller, l'eoria: Miss E. E. I'utnej-. l'eoria;
Henry Oscar Johnson, Monarch, 111.: Azro
dale. Oramre Prairie. III.: Mamie Clark,
aged 14. and Joe Y. Clark, aged :0, resi
THE COMMANDER'S THANKS.
t.enernt Kalrehlld Kspree Ills Appre
ciation lor the Tender of Ml. McGregor
Saiiatooa, Aug. 13. The following
was received here today:
.Madison. Wis. July '.S'.lssl. I
To Joseph V. Vrexrl, Saratoga, X Y.:
DkahSiie lour favor of the 22nd re
ceived. The survivors of the army which
fought for the preservation of the Union
will appreciate the compliment jou pay by
j our tender to them of the cottage on
Mount Mcflregor in which their beloved
chief, Oeneral Grant tiled. If I could
properly accept the snegested -trusteeship
for myself during my official term, and for
my successors In office, without the advice
and consent of the executive committee of
the national council of administration, I
would do so at once. That committee has
already been informed of your generous
and patriotic intent, and 1 shall be able to
adv ise j on fully of their decision within a
v erj- f ew da v-s. In the meantime. I thank
j on most heartily and remain sincerely
jours, I.vcr's F.unciuuf
They Are In Clime Quarters.
Dktiioit, Mich., Aug. 13. A gang of
roughs and pickpockets, who terrorized the
passengers on the steamer Alaska on her
way home from Put-in-Bay, last Wednes
day night will not escape so easily as they
might have if the same crime had been
committed on shore.
Acting under advice of Mr. Wilkin, as
sistant U. S. district attomej-, James
Downs, the ex-turnkey who wa so badlj
beaten on the boat, w ent to the Central sta
tion yesterday anil identified six of the
eleven persons as the particular gang who
had assalted him. Wliile robberj- on shore
niav not be punishable w ith death, it is a
capital offense on the high sea. Only two
luestions stand between these men and cap
ital punishment One is whether they can
be convicted of robberj'. The other is
whether the term high sea will apply to
these water, which do not directly commu
nicate w ith the ocean.
FORAKER AND POWELL.
An Orcrnlon That tlrinirs Opposing Candi
date Out Together.
I)ei.awai:i:, O.. Aug. 13. The Fii?t
battery O. X. G. gave a demonstration last
evening follow ed bj-a reception under the
auspices of the board of trade councilmen
and citizens, at which Mr. T. K. Powell,
the democratic candidate for governor, who
lives here and has his office in Columbu",
delivered the address of welcome and was
followed in response by Governor Foraker.
who returned thanks for the magnificent
reception and congratulated the militia of
the state on the excellent Impression made
at the encampment thi j-ear. It was an
occasion of cordiality and good will. Al
though the two opposing candidates were
the leading attractions of the evening, there
was nothing to indicate that they w ere even
of dlffeient politic, and joined with others
not only in mutual words of cheer but also
in the festivities of the evening.
WHAT THEY COT.
a Defender of
Baltimore, Aug. 13. The Sun pub
lishes today a letter from a special corre
pondent in Dublin, in which he speaks of
the disposition of the money collected in
thLs country for Ireland. He says: "The
testimonial to Parnell amounted to 40.000.
Before this his circumstances were much
embarrassed, but with this he paid off
mortgages on bis property, started afresh
ami his finance are now in a most com
fortable condition. Most of the other Irish
nationalist leaders have been given testi
monials ranging in amounts from 1,000 to
0,000. Michael Davitt said for a long
time he would not accept any reward for
his efforts, but he finally accepted a testi
monial in the shape of one of the prettiest
estates to be found in the vicinity of Dub
MRS. CLEVELAND'S OUTINC.
The President's Wife flavlnf an Eujoja-
Botox. Aug. 13. A special from Marion
sajs: Late yesterday afternoon Mrs.
Cleveland and partj with General Greely
and wife, drove to Mattapoisett and visited
Mrs. Samuel Warren, daughter of Secretary
Hajard, who is spending the summer there.
A quiet tea party and reception w as held,
lasting until dark. Mrs. Cleveland will at
tend a theatrical entertainment to be given
for the benefit of St Gabriel's chapel thi
evening, and Monday afternoon will hold
her first and only public reception during
her stav-. after which she will remaiu in
In the Hands of a Receiver.
Special to the Republic.
Xexia, O..Aug. 13. TheTorciIJyithas
succumbed and on petition of one of the
stockholders Judge Hawes placed the paper
in the hands of Mr. Sam uel Newton,
receiver. The receiver will run the paper
as heretofore and get the affairs of the com
pany again into shape. The Torchlight is
the oldest paper in this countj-, having been
published for more than half a centurj'.
Congratulation nre in Order.
Oi.nci.nxati, Aug. 13. Hon. Amor
Smith, jr.. major of Cincinnati, was mar
ried todaj- to Mis Ida May Sennett of Cin
cinnati. They will spend the week at Fort
Ancient Miss Sennett was a saleswoman
at Shillito's drj- goods store. It is his sec
ond marriage. His first w ife died twelve
Murder anil Suicide.
New YoitK, Aug. 13. A New Orleans
special says: Charles Apfel shot his wife
yesterday afternoon and then committed
suicide by blowing out his brains. Apfel
was tw ent j -five j ears of age. his wife was
fiv e j-ears younger. They leave two babies,
both under two jears. Their quarrels
have been frequent
The Week's Finances.
New Yoiik, Aug. 13. Weekly bank
statement: Keserve decrease, 82.1SS.92.5;
loans decrease.53.211,700; specie decrease.
3.C19.500; legal tenders decrease, SH.bOO,
deposits decrease, 50,417,500; Circulation
decrease, 54,700; banks now hold, 54,732,
62r, in excess 25 percent rule.
SERVICES IN THE WOODS.
Interesting Exercises at tlia Urbana
Camp -Meeting Dr.' 'William
Proceeding, of the Catherine In the
Woods Specially Iteported for Ihe
Itepubllc Dedication of the
Young People' Tabernacle
Special dispatch to the Republic.
Ubhixa Camp Gocvds.1
Auk. 13. 187. j
A If for the gratification of every
body's wish here, a most excellent rain, ac
companied however by a fierce electrical
display which destroyed a house in Urbana,
began about two o'clock Friday morning
and continued with scarcely an interrup
tion for some hours.
At 5:30 a. in. the drowsy denizens of tho
groves are stirred from their slumbers by
the more pious and early risers in their
Kev. K. C. Middleton conducted the first
experience meeting of the series, at 8
o'clock Friday morning. At 10 o'clock
Bishop E. C- Andrews, of the Methodist
Episcopal cllurcb, preached from these
words In Psalms 51: "Create in me a clean
heart O God; and renew a right spirit
The bishop I an Impressive personage
merely to look upon. He is about of me
dium height and size, white hair and side
whiskers, considerably bold and incessantly
spectacled. You are first and always at
tracted by the size, shape and significance
of hi head, and on hearing him preach jou
understand vvhj-. He Is an orator; he is
also eloquent He is not your scholar and
pedant only, who can write better than he
can speak he is sympathetic as well a
philosophical, and persuasive a well as by
The childrens' meeting was Inaugurated
in me aiierooon in we new pavilion. Kev.
Hudson leading the little folks in all part
of it Followlngthis was a very impress-,
ive service, being the dedication of the new
building to the purpose for which it hat
been erected. Mrs. S. O. Kobinson had
charge of tha meeting, and addresses were
made oy Utsliop Andrews, Dr. A. B. I.eo
nard. Presiding Elder Mitchell and Mrs.
RoMnson. About 5300 was raised by col
In the evening, Kev. I. W. Joice. D. D..
of Cincinnati, preached.
The following ministers appeared today
upon the platform: Kev. O M. Seller,
formerly of Springfield; Dr. Starr, Dr. A.
15. L' onard. Dr. Kunyan. Kev. O. C Vance,
Kev. Thomas Collett Bev. E. Staley, Kev.
C. . Barnes, Kev. J. F. Couroy, and Kev,
C. W. Kisliell.
Tin Urbana Citizen give the following
account of the opening services:
The opening day of the Urbana camp
meeting was attended with an unusual de
gree of interest It Is said the number of
tenters on the ground at the opening of the
meeting is the largest since the days of the
National association. It is seldom that the
cottages are o well filled at the beginning
of the meeting as this year there being
very few tents but what are occupied.
Judging from the expression, of satisfac
tion that comes from the managers of the
association, one, is led to believe titat great
things are expeeted'41 the meeting this year.
The grounds are Iu splendid condition.
Though drj- and dusty at first, the heavy
rain of last night has laid the dust and
given the encampment a bright and cheer
ful appearance. The tenters are happy
and from all signs are ierfectly content
witli their situation in the woods.
At 2:30 p. in. the bell rang out ,the first
signal for the worshippers to come together.
Instantly a great number flocked to the Im
mense tabernacle in the square. Kev. F.G.
Mitchell. vho das charge of the religious
part of the meeting, arose and read the
rules governing the camp ground, and
asked the tenters to see that they were
rigidly enforced. He then announced that
Dr, McChesney, of Columbus, who wa an
nounced to preach the opening sermon. was
unable to be present, having "lost his
voice." In his absence, Kev. Dr. Wm.
Kunyan, D. I)., of Springfield, was put in
to fill the vacancj'. Dr. Kunyan took a text
from Isaiah 52 I. The sermon was a powerful
one and those who heard the discourse
were satisfied that nothing had been lost by
the change in ministers. At the close a
consecration service was held by Kev. F. (J
Mitchell. Ihe altar was soon filled by a
large number, for consecration fertile work
of the meeting.
At night Dr. Starr, of Cincinnati, filled
the pulpit and preached an able sermon
from Psalm 90, and last verse. Dr. Starr
Is a splendid preacher and the audience
were interested from beginning to close.
Mrs. I. O. Kobinson conducted an altar
service at the close and again a number
came forward and knelt at the altar.
The early meetings of this morning were
attended by the early birds, and a good
spiritual meeting enjojed.
Mr. K. . Hay ward is chief of police.
Mr. Cliff Pearce manipulates the camp
Prof. John W. Pearce returned to Spring
field todaj-, to complete arrangements for
the Clark County Institute, of which he is
The following Spriagfieiders were seen
upon the grounds today: Misses Carrie
Shaffer. Belle, Ida and Susie Koe, Nettle
Swartzbaugh, Mrs. Thos. Collett Mr. and
Mrs. G. E. Collett, Mr. Will Cartmell, Mr.
John Chapman, Mr. D. O. Mjers and
Senator RlddleberKer Meut to Jail.
Bai.timoiie, Aug. 13. A special to the
.Sun from Woodstock, Va., sajs: United
States Senator Klddleberger was jesterday
committed to jail and fined 525 by Judge
ewman ror contempt of court A pla
card was paraded on the street reflecting on
the judge iu a case in which Mr. Klddle
berger was interested. Partisan feeling
runs nign ana mere may be trouble later.
lie Saw no Kobberjr.,
CniCAf.o, Aug. 13. A A'cir special
from Chatsworth saj s: The coroner's in
quest was adjourned today until Tuesday
after one witness had been examined, W.
S. Messier, a grafn dealer at Chatsworth.
The only thing about his evidence was the
state-sent that although fie was one of the
first at the wreck he saw no interference
by anybody with valuables of the victims.
Don't 11 uy II U Cake.
Pittsiut.o, Aug. 13. Yellow chrome or
some other equally deadly compound seems
to have becomo an active ingredient of
Pittsburg confectionerj-, as no less than
twenty-three persons, living in the Seven
teenth ward, are lying more or less ill from
the effects of poison obtained from confec
Miss Tillle M. Moore, of south I'eatl
street leaves this evening to join a jolly
party of joung people at Lake Side. The
best w Ishes of her many friends for a safe
and pleasant trip fellow her.
Captain Will Wagner, of the Champion
City Ouard. left this morning for New
York City and Washington D. C. He will
be gone about a week and will combine
military business and pleasure.
Officer MaAt to lie Kired Proni the Po.
lice Force Some More Hemarkn.
BO" Friday evening Mayor Kelly requested
Officer Mast to hand in his resignation as a
member of the police force.
The substance of the case against Officer
Mast was published m the Kei'L-ulic of
Friday. Mayor Kelly maintains that the
case Is a serious one and merits such pun
ishment as dismlsal from the force.
Officer Mast Is one of the oldest officers
on the force and has always done creditable
and efficient service. He lias been In many
tijlng situations and has never once failed
to do his vv hole duty.
The tramp w hom he struck yesterday ap
peared w Ith his head and face swathed in
bandages and bearing the general appear
ance of having been in the Chatsworth
railroad wreck. He was doing the martyr
act and succeeded In Imposlngon some peo
ple. The tramp himself said, soon after
he was arrested, that the blow which he
had received was not a severe one, although
It had hurt him some.
If the blow- wa as bad as represented by
the fellow yesterday, then Officer Mast's
resignation ought to be demanded not
merely asked for, but at the same time the
resignation of Officer Kennedy ought to
have been demanded also. If Mast's case
wa so serious in the estimation of the
authorities as tounerit Ids dismissal from
the police force, Kennedy's ease merited
the dismissal of that officer. Other things
being equal It Is not right or just to make
fish of one and fowl of another. The
Kepublic does not chargu the police au
thorities with partiality, but to a man up a
tree the request for Mast's resignation has
some peculiar phases when placed along
side of the Kennedy case.
It is understood that Mast will not send
in his resignation, but will stand an inves
tigation. THE "SWAMP ANGELS."
t AlUpauxh to Prepare a Ilintory
Oallant .'tint. O. V. I Captain
thin the next year a full and accurate
story of the 31st regiment O. Y. 1., will
be published and it will be a valuable chap
ter In the great history of the war of the
rebellion. Few tegiments took a tnorecon-
splcuous part in that great internicine
struggle than the 31st and Wade's "Swamp
angels." among whom were quite a number
of Clark county men, UsmaUBmi
jouceud uf.,tlm lamltu-Uuu:
Knw,M a rr.. t'-at nn-ni i linl-r
memories of some of the most terrible bat-
tie of the war-ami an accurataafld
!illi- irrtttun litdfr,r -kf4f 4 ..!.'
i v..j ....vi. i'tviri ntu ucu
The work of completing the history has
been entrusted to Sergeant AI!pauEh, Co.
II, now of Itoek Kapids, Iowa. At the
recent reunion in thi city one man from
each company in the 31st was appointed to
assist Mr. Allspaugh in the collection ol
facts and incidents concerning the regi
ment Captain James Walker, of this city.
wa appointed as the member from com
panj' K, and his assistance will be most
valuable. He. himself, has a history of
the regiment almost completed and he will
turn that right over to Sergeant Allspaugh.
and together with what additional fact he
mav have in his possession.
ooutpriKehrrnotPsnnd diary during tht-
-.ar,.aad tney.uuUM ofluvaiualle-ivt'-l
tance to Sergeant AlUuaugh,
easj- task, for the heroic detnls of the regl
ment might well be Ming in verse.
A SORRY SPECTACLE,
A SpriUKllrld Man In.ulta Lmllex nml lln
it mourning MosePut on Him.
This morning's Ohio Stuff Joitniul ha
the following concerning the escapade ot
an alleged Sprinsfield man. aud what he
received was what he deserved:
Dan Green presented a sorry looking ap
pearand on his hv to the city prison Willi
koiii cs ,ian if rr last nicht He claim-
to h ii rom Si ring leld and came to till
ct f.ruork. Uuile passing along High
strei-i. near Chapel allej, about 10 o'clocK
last nigl t a man c me up behind him and
leatt him a blow on me nose that knocked
h m down. The man then kicked hi u and
to-k o hi 'eel down th" alley. Green
bled pro usely from a wound o l the nose
that had -mently teen nude by a pair ol
iron knuckles. It was thought that hi nose
wa broken. Dr. Schuize, who was at the
prison when Green came, examined hi?
nose, but thought that it was not broken.
Green said that he knew of no reason why
the man struck mm. as he had been doing
nothing to him aud he had no great amount
of money that the man could have taken.
The other man could not tv found by the
officers. After Dan Green had been taken
to the city prison it was learned that he
had been struck by a man for insulting
Applying for the Approprlntlon of Prof
erty for the e Market Houe.
Today is the daj- set for making formal
and legal application of property for the
new market house. Citv- Solicitor Som
mer. on behalf of thecitj-, appeared before
Probate Judge Miller and was there met by
the attorneys for the ow ners of the proper
ties. Messrs. Kelfer and White represent
the Spangenberger interests; Hon. J. K.
Mower those of Kldenour and the heirs of
Dr. Owen, anil Bowman & Bowman that
of Fehl. Johnson Ar Co.
Should a'ly oj section ba made to the
petition it is likely it will be argued todaj-,
and then Judge Miller will appoint a day
in which the case will be heard before a
The trouble is simply this: That these
property owner and the city cannot agree
to the price offered by the city for their
property, and now it becomes necessarj- to
condemn certain portions of it and to
adjust the difference.
A good jury will likely handle the matter
satisfactorily, and the work on the new
building will begin at an early day, should
no other obstacles come in the road.
POOR OttlE PADEN
The Vimni; Oirl Who Tk- Hit Lire
llt-aur of Uepentert Acts A .Sail Cmie.
Mention of the sad ending of the j-oung
life of OIlie I'aden, by taking arsenic at her
own home Thursdaj- evening, was made in
last evening's Kepuiilic.
The case is a sad one indeed, and should
be a warning to all young girls who do not
held the judgment of older people.
OIlie was only sixteen jears old, and
possessed considerable beautj-. She
was a mediu-n sized brunette, with
black eyes and rosy cheeks. She came
to the city to vUlt relatives, and wa no
ticed on the streets many times. Keturn
ing home, she reviewed the visit at her leis
ure and repented some ot her acts. Ideal
izing her situation and the natural conse
quence, she determined to end it all in
death. The case is one of sadness, and the
entire family lias the sympathy of all.
Mr. l'aul I'aden. the father of the dead
girl, will arrive home, it is expected, some
time this evening, and the funeral will take
place from the family residence on the Ke
bert pike tomorrow afternoon.
Auction Sale of Unclaimed Goods by the
Officers of the Adams Eipress
People Paying Dearly to ratify Their
Curloilty Aniunlng Incident of the
SaleThe Klg Trunk ami Iu
ContenU The llahy Clotliea.
American people are curious.
Springfield people are no exception to the
They were born that way, however, and
can't help it
Like other American people, Sprlngfield
ers are willing to pay for their curiosity.
and they sometimes pay dearly.
Some of them are paying dearly today to
gratify their curiositj-, and to all but the
victims, therefore, tho affair i very amus
The above quiet reflections are brought
about bj the sale of
by the officials of the Adams Express corn
p.nj The sale took placeon the east side of
Market square, near the High street comer,
and begau at 10 o'clock this (Saturday)
These sales of unclaimed express pack
ages are held about every two year and
they are invariably a source of little profit,
both to the company and the purchaser,
and a great deal of fun to the crowds that
alwajs attend them.
During the past two years packages for
which there are no claimants have been ac
cumulating In the Ohio offices of the Adams
company, and as is the custom of the com
pany a day for the sale of sucli packages
was determined upon. This, was the da)-,
Springfield the place, and 10 o'clock this
morning the time fixed for "the grand auc
tion sale," and at the appointed honr a
crowd of a hundred or a hundred and fifty
people gathered on the square to
see the rvx
and help the poor Adams along to the ex
tent of the price of a few packages.
Mr. Charles Cathcart Springfield agent
of the Adams said to a Kepuiilic repre
sentative a day or two ago that the
packages were to be sold to pay thechanres
on tliem. I nee charges, he said, on
tutl to be sold would aggregate nearly 550U
t lk"Tf w' Ve HdVrom
The sale commenced promptly on time,
the trunk, boxes and satchels of eveiy con
ceivable size and shane. bundles, small
package, old shovels, tinware, wooden ,
rrtv cf vnrniu L-iriil. ill )i-ti.p -.? 1.,1 ... ,
- TJhristyHollowaj's Immense baggage wagon
uiif-i v uivu-j niii'ti. uil VIIIK, JJIICV
and hauled from the Adams office to
Mr. J. M Miller performed the auctioneer
ing act to thejentlre satisfaction and occa
sionally to the great aina-eiuent of the
crowd. Col. K. Geiger and Messrs J. B.
Swift and Bull, of the Adams company,
conducted the performance, while Agent
Cathcart managed the scenery and Clirity
Hollowaj acted as grneral utility men.
Jolm T. Jforris the great American ,
occupied a front seat
IN TI1E PIlEsS CHICLE
and seemed as much iutercKted as if there
had been urgent need for Ith presence tin re
Mr. Swift called 'time'' and the srle
flm.H .vviliLcomiiienceil. A few p ckages w ere sold
for nominal sums and very little wis ie.I
ized by the purchasers. Finally a big fat
looking trunk, that was capable of holding
almost anj thing valuable, was offered, and
Auctioneer Miller dwelt impressivelj on the
possibilities of that trunk.
The bidding was spirited from Si up to
". and then they came more slowly until
57.50 was reached, and the trunk and It
content a ere knocked down to Mr. O.ven
Biggins at that figure. The trunk was
rtortli about hfty cent, and when the pur--haser
opened it he found its contents to
"nnsist of two old. hard-boiled shirts and a
pair of back-number pantaloons that would
come as near fitting him as a handkerch.ef
would a hitching pL
Occasionally a good bargain would be se
cured by the purchaser, a
rilUEs ARK soMETIVIE nitAVVX
in lotteries. An instance in this morning's
sale was that of a man who piid 32 20 tor
a handsome cane rocking chair that was
worth, perphaps, S3. These bargains were
rare, however, and the majority of the pur
chasers have been calling themsdves rank
suckers and industriously kicking them
selves for "blowing in'' their good money
for curiosity's sake.
Mr. George Auams bought a neat looking
box. that bore every outward appearance of
containing something nice. He paid fifty
cents for it and when he opened it he found
that it contained two little pasteboard boxes
and a broken Ink bottle.
A large box was put up by Auctioneer
Miller, and after some spirited bidding it
was knocked down to some young fellows
who had pooled their change, for S4. It
contained a lot of the rankest patent med
icine that was ever mad". The joke of it
was that the medicine was spoiled, and
hen the box was opened it snielled like a
One dudish young fellow, who seemed to
desire to convej- the impression that
HE WAS A CITV CHAP,
probably because he considered it beneath
his dignity to acknowledge that his father
and mother resided in the countrj-, stepped
briskly up to the crowd, twirling a light
cane in his ham-like hand ami smoking a
cigar that would asphyxiate an ordinary
mortal at forty yards. Seeing that bidding
was all the rage, he tmik a hand, and soon
found himself In possession of a neat little
package for which he had paid 31.3.7. He
opened it in the crowd and found that it
contained a couple of badlj- soiled baby
dresses and a pair of diapers. The crowd
gujed him so unmercifully that be was
compelled to leave; but he kept his dry
One man paid thirt j--five cents for a pack
age which contained some sample crackers.
Another paid a quarter for a package con
taining a dozen bottles of worm medicine.
Uncle Ben Holloway dropped 31.75 into
the treasurj- for two bottles of a snide rem
edy for rheumatism, and a few minutes
afterward Mr. I). L. DoIou paid seventj
five cents for a large bottle of concentrated
EXTIIACT OK V AXILLA
that was worth st-veral dollars.
A box about four feet long, two wide and
two deep, was purchased by a gentleman
for fifty cents. It was an awkward thing
to handle and weighed about a ton. When
he opened the box, he found a lot of circu
lars and dodgers in it tint were good for
fire kindling but for nothing else.
And so the sale goes.
Men will stand there and throw their
money aw ay in a perfectly senseless fash
Ion, and then kick themselves because thej
do not draw prizes.
The sale is being continued this after
noon, and the packages are still bringing
Thlrtl Engllih Lutlirran Church.
A meeting of those interested in the
Third English Lutheran church will be
held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the residence of Mr. Oscar F. Waite, on
the northwest corner of Market street and
Southern avenue. The Kev. E. I.ee Fleck,
pastor of the church, who has just re
turned from his summer vacation, will have
charge of the exercises. In addition to the
devotional sen ices the building committee
will present a report.
481 fc SO HilmcHtotic.
Haye openpd a large lot of the
most beautiful and novel styles
in Linen Handkerchiefs eTer dis
played in this city, anil at extra
ordinarily low prices, ranging
rom lUc up for all linen.
New Linn Sideboard and Bu
reau Scarfs, .tints and Tidies in
entirely new Uesimi? aud popu
N. B. New Century Clol hs just
I nlispenal)'s In Hot Weather.
W. H. SCHAUS,
44 SDrril XAKKET STREET.
TMEtt STiKiHr SWtTtB
In order to give every
person an opportunity to
obtain a Practical Busi
ness Education, we will
sell scholarships during
AUGUST on the following
3 MOIiTHLY PAYMENTS. 3
Scholarships sold this
month can be U3ed at any
time. Remember, the
above terms are good for
the month of
BUSINESS COLLEGE GO.
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Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
ALL KINDS OF GOAL
OFFICES: Spring Street, opposite Coffla
Factory; 107 south Market, bprttnr
fleld. O. Telephone So. 2t7.
Dr. Levitt E. Custer,
Preservation of natunl teeth by latest ap
sroved methods, btrtctlr flrst-clua work
1 B. High St.. oj.r Utralej'. eumj.
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