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VOL. XXXIII NO. 195.
SPEEtfGITIELD, O., THURSDAY EVENING, ArGUST 18, 18S7.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TT&iBlveTnli.Atu: IK Oht
Fair weather, stationary ten
Springfield, O., )
Aug. 1S, 18S7. j
"The rain it raineth every
day," says the poet. He has
a good deal surer thing than
Springfield has. Still, for the
small inch or so of waterfall
which we have had, Spring
field is duly thankiul.
In any event we may right
fully expect more rain from
now on. You had better get
When you get it, get under
it. It is good for sun as well
as rain. When the man comes
to borrow it, say "no, my
friend, no chestnuts this time
of year. Go to The When
as I did, and buy yourself an
umbrella. You can get them
there in every variety and at
different prices." Hut there
is an umbrella of which we
make a specialty : the Star,
No. 140, in sizes from 2S to
32, at the low price of $1 00.
Besides we have Alpacas,
Scotch Ginghams, and a large
line of Silk Umbrellas at
prices that will astonish you.
Come in and take a look at
25 and 27 West Main Street,
FAT AND JUICY,
CHOICE MIDDLE CUT,
Try a can and you will use
Only 20c. per Can
J. M. N1UFFER,
N. E. C. WHITNEY,
Soltcltorot American and Foreign
1 ILL riTMT H1TTIU.
Room 5 Arcade Building,
Braird Apr arie: Washington. D.C.; Lon
Ion. Eng.: Parts. France.
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U NTI I- few nm rlavi RMitlenirn
lNuriltrs cmm1, first cl.ii s table board.
Kixnl room, an! in lact.eTrry aecnnini
datum to make Imnir plea mi t ttelmf
In connection good jiirk and all com en
tenet of a flr-it el m house The house Is
ii tutted In renter of iwrk and coinen
I nt toall deiHits, alio jwatofflceantl tele
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
ALL KINDS OF COAL.
OFFICE I-pring Street, opposite Coffin
Factory. 107 .south Market. --prlne-fleld.
O. Telephone .No. s7
ZZoUid o.y toi.r e, JEa.,
A HinirSrlHHil for Young Lnilies.
Thorough drill In the Kullsli ".ranches anil
In the iicieiit ami lo.1ern Lingntees. hi
outliinalitfvantHnesfnr thentudyof .Music.
Instrumental anil v.km! .special attention
palil In hetlth. moral! and manners Apply
froUIOBi l. ,. s ITCIIC0CK. . D.
Kef ereuce -ltev IV . I . Falconer. 1). I.
CDKSERVATORY OF MUSIC.
For terms and accommodations address
BOX 164, SPRINGFIELD, 0.
A Western Democrat Wants the Dis
satisfied Editors in New York to
Organize an Opposition.
A llrace or KnllriM.il Arclilents nl) n
Cljaretle Stub n IoiIIhu ti;lit
NiipptMM it li lie liieiltahl
Oilier Matters hy Wire.
Uf the associated Press.
Ni.w Yoiik, August ix The II orM
as It has receives! a letter from a distin
guished democratic alitor of the West ub
inittiiip the fotlowlni; proposition: Hold a
conference of antl (ev eland democratic
editor, in New York Mime time in Septem
ber next. It add'- "We must decline. S
far as President Cleveland Is concerned, we
would not walk across the street to prevent
Ins reiioniiiiation. Our idea uf the function
of an eslitor is that he should be entlrel
free and indeiiendentto criticise politicians,
candidates and officeholders of all parties
ONLY A CICARETTE STUK P.
Itut It Nearly t aiiMt-fl Hi Cremation uf n
Nrw ii:h. Aug. 1 It was on a
short stump of an ever -slay cigarette 1'ut
was tossed care'esslj awaj bj a thougot
I evs oung man. Itut it was lighted aim
lodged on tlie skirts of a woman's dress
and set it on tire. Her iiamewas Miss Ella
Snedeker, agesl twent-si. Her life was
onlj saved b the iuick actions of two min
who tore the naming garments from her
body and smothered tlie hre.
While Miss isnedeker was occtipWng a
settee, waiting for a ferry lmaL a Oung
man passed and tossed a lightest cigarette
butt awa. It struck Miss Snedeker's
dress and the light fabric blazed up. She
juuiiied up. screaming "help." "help."
Ticket Collector Davis and Olhcer Cross
tore off the lower iHirtion of her skirt and
mothered the Haines but not until .he wo
man's limbs were severel burned. Her
hands were blistered in her omi frantic at
tempts to put out tlie tire. An ambulance
was railed and MivsSnedekr was taken to
the ltcllcvue hospital, where It was learned
this evening that her injuries are not se
VIVE LE RIDDLEBERCER.
He 1'ropo.ei ot to Kisipee t Senate Sp-
ret Session ir.t Winter.
Washington', Aug. Is An interesting
piece of news comes from Woodstock, Va..
where a senator of the United States is rus
ticating In the jail of his native village.
Mr. Klddleberger, in tlie last congress, was
a hnn advocate of opening the doors of tlie
secret session. He now announces that at
the next session he intends to tell w hat
ever he may choose about tlie executive
session, or whatever be may think tlie pub
tic should know-or would be likely to prove
Tke news should be carried to Mr. Ed
munds, and distributed to those senators
who stand with him in favor of the only
star chamber tolerated in the United States.
It will be seen that Mr. Klddleberger cov -ers
the w hole ground. With what ma) oc
cur to him to tell, and what will occur to
corresjondents to ask him. In tlie interest
of the public, there will be very little left
for brother Kdmunds and his followers to
salt down in tlie secret archives of the sen
ate. long live the senior senator from
llecomliiff of Dally Occurrence.
Pitt-iii i:, Aug. IS. Tlie Chicago ex
press east Ixiund on tlie Cleveland and
1'ittsbnrg railroad jumped the track at
Bayard station, near Alliance. Ohio, at 4
o'clock this morning, wrecking one sleeper.
One person was killed and three seriously
injured. The Fort Wayne road w as ob
structed at Alliance by a freight wreck and
tlie train was ordered by the Cleveland and
Pittsbufg road. The rails spread ou a sharp
curve near Ilajard. The Toledo sleeper
was derailed and fell on its side. Two
Chicago sleepers also jumped tlie track,
but w ere af tervv ards pulled on and escaped
The casualties are- A. Warner, a colored
porter, Pittsburg, crushed to death; J. I.
Malonej. Detroit, badly cut about the head
and face and breast believed to be fatally
Injured; W. II. Denniston. Pittsburg, badly
bruised will probablj recover; George 11.
Law son, Washington, I). C. badly cut
about the head, neck and breast will re
cover; W. A. McCoy. Pittsburg, bruised
and Injured internally -condition very seri
ous. The passengers in the other sleepers
were badly shaken up, but sustained no
serious Injuries. The injured were taken
to the hotel at I!a)ward.
Keeplnc I p the III ronl.
Cinrxoii. Aug. lb. Near Nepierville,
III., two Chicago, Hurlmgto'i and Quincj
live stock trains collided in a fog this morn
ing, making a fearful wreck. One engine
plowed through three cars loaded with fat
steers for Chicago and the huge lieasts
almost without exception, were scattered,
mangled and bleeding, along the track or
pitched down a twenty-foot embankment.
A hog car ou the other train was complete!
telescoped b the tender and a great nuin
Ier of hogs crushed. One of tlie engineers,
known as Yankee Kobinson. was senou!)
lie Wanted a lletltal.
Ciiicvf.o. Aug Is A Tiiiio.. Nashville,
Tenii , special says. A strange case is re
ported train Henuitagedistnct, tliiscounty
Itichard Hunt, a colored preacher, has es
tablished a small church. He wanted to
hold a revival, but tlie slight expense at
tached to Mght, etc., could not be met. He
stole a cow from one of Ins neighbors,
brought it to Nashville, sold it for Slri, and
went back and started his revival. He had
secured fifteen converts and six more
promising mourners on the anxious seat,
when the constable came along, closed up
the revival, and brought Hunt to Nashville,
where he is now in jail.
It Meaim KlKht.
Di x I ii, Col., Aug. is. A .Vf ir secial
from (Jleiiwood Springs says: A .Yen
special from a northern courier lias learned
exclusively that the White river lTte In
dians sent runners to Uncompahrge camp,
lllackfoot. Sioux. Crow and other tribes in
Colorado, Wyoming. Montana and Idaho,
for aid. Colorow knows that he must light
and this will tie a decisive battle, and will
settle tlie Indian question forever.
Wxsiilxr.Tox. Aug. 18. Tlie forth
coming annual report of the apHilntment
division of the hrst assistant postmaster
general's office says; "Appointments n
resigation commissions expired were ti.siVi
during the year; on removals and suspen
sion, -J,.iS4; on changes of names and sites,
4sJ. on deaths of jmstmasters, .isy. Total
number of postollices of al! grades in oh r
atiou July 1st, lss7. was 53,137.
In h CritlfM Comlition.
Nkvv Yiiiik, Aug. Is. Jaiob Sharp had
a violent chill at 4 o'clock this morning and
another at 10.:t'J. Three physicians and all
tlie family have been summoned.
The Trains s(,,.I still.
Mexico, Aug. 18. A strike on the Mex
icau Central road y esterday inteferes with
the running of trains. About hfty engin
eers here left their locomotives with their
V HlicMe. Tell of the Cure KirrrUeil Id
Inspecting the Itimil eisilct rromlel
CiiiTsvvoiiTii, 111., Aug. Is. The inquest
was resumed at 1 0 jesterda afternoon
The hrst witness was S M. Mason, station
agent and operator at Pi ier City, lie said
that on Wednesday morning lie receivud a
message addressed to all section foremen,
liistriutiiig them to go over their entire sec
tion and see that bridges and track were in
good condition. Tliis was to be done the
last tiling at night before the went home.
The order vv us signed b Ceneral Suerin
tendent Armstron. Mason said he went
ouer his vard that night, pulled eacli switch
lock, set all brakes on siiie-tracKist cars aim
was satisfied all was In good shape. He
closed tlie depot at ti o'clock and returned
at y..!0. He then asked over the wire lor
Information of the excursion train and
learned It was at Uiidlev; then he went ti.it
and looked west ou the track, but saw no
light. He saw no tire down the track
Wednesdtj evening ami denied point
blank the statements of Messrs. Madden,
Jones and Clark, that they called his at
tention to a light in tlie west.
II. Uissl. seitlou foreman, tesulied he had
received an order to Inspect the bridges,
track, etc . and had made a complete lu
s.ectioii, and found everything in good
The last witness ex-unmed was Chris
topher Kiinis, Ceneral 1 load master between
tiilman and Peoria, lie had instructed III-,
men to examine their entire sections on the
night ot tlie disaster. He said he had
walked the entire distance between Forest
and Piper City every da this summer, in
sHctlnc the bridges eali trip. He was
sure tiiere were no weisls or grass under or
near tlie bridge which could havo set it on
At the conclusion of the testimonv tlie
jury retired to consider their rcidict. Alter
line discussion of the main points of the
evidence an adjournment was taken until 7
o'clock. At this time the jury reassembled
and, sending for Coroner liong, informed
oim tlie) had decided to postpone tlie giving
of their verdict until tomorrow morning.
The impiest was, therefore, adjourned until
The jury was evenly divided on the na
ture of their verdict. Three of the jurors
Postmaster Sears and the farmers, hhaw
and Unghain wanted to practicall) exou
eiate ihe management tif the road
! declaring the accident due to
the carelessness anil disoliedienco
of Couglilm, section foreman. I he other
tluer jurors Hardwareiuan turner, Grocer
Cool and (irain Dealer Osboru were in
clined to deal Iinientl) with Coughlin and
censure the management of the road, es-
Istiallj fur miming such a monster double
header train. Coroner Iong is said to be
under many obligations to tlie company for
passes, etc., and spends much of his time
at the hotel and elsewhere with the com
pany's attorney. Mr. Ixmg favors the ver
dict throwing the blame on Coughlin. The
latter is a poor, awkward looking fellow,
long, bony and stammers frightfully.
The coroner's jury examined Koadmasfer
Ennis without developing any new feat
ures, and then adjourned until this morn
ing. Our vt.o, Aug. IS. A special from
Chatsworth, 111., sajs the coroner's jury
agreed on a verdict this morning
which holds Timothy Coughlin, foreman
of section 7, to the grand jury and
negativ ely exhonerates tlie com pany. 1 he
verdict simply says that the failure to pa
trol the track for six hours before tlie train
came, and the habit ot burning grass close
to the track. Is subject for criticism.
The Ohio Stnte Committee Kipect riell
Ijriif llomlle from the feili rl onl.e
Con mhi s, August IS. The state demo
cratic headquarters are open, and the man
agers are proceeding to put themselves
in communication with tlie workers in the
various counties of the state. It is said
tliey are a little short of cash at this time,
but tlie rope are being laid to pull in more
"lioodle" than they hav e had since Gov ernor
Hoadly emptied his barrel into the cam
paign and w as defeated. One of the man
agirs was heard to remark: "Well, this is
one of the few years in which tlie deiuo
tratic committee will not be compelled to
go on a regular bt gging tour and plead and
promise the moneyed men of the party all
sorts of things for funds to run the cam
paign on. Thank (!od. we will have plenty
of it without this humiliation."
"Why. where will you get it if not from
the moneyed men of the part?" asked his
"You seem to forget that we now have
all the federal officeholders in the state, and
those who feed at the public crib must help
keep the wheels rolling. Ven few of these
men have ever made as much as they are
making now. and they ought to regard it as
a pleasure to give from five to ten per cent.
of their salary for campaign purposes."
" ill there be any trouble about this way
of raising money."
"Not the slightest. Tom Powell can get
it for the asking, and as tlie state conven
tion passed a complimentary Indorsement
for President Cleveland, tiiere will be aid
from chat source, if not active at least qui
esci nt, which will lie just as effective in this
So it seems that the great and good gen
eral (ou Ins brother's side) is to hold the
double iHisituin of candidate for governor,
but he is to lie forced into the position of
general boodle gatherer. It might be found
advantageous if he could utilize ills dual
MiX'ormick for the latter, while the former
iwises as statesman. McCormick ought to
have ins uses besides securing cheap trans
lortatiiin. RELICION IN THE WOODS.
Wettiiesdny' I'rm eedhics nt the I rh in
Chiiiii M tin IT.
Ukiiana Civic ItRoLMi,
Aug 17. lss; j
.specixl I'lup itch to the Republic.
The day broke with a cloudy sky, and for
another day tlie attendance has been much
cut down by rain. The rain was steady for
K-v. Vance conducted the most spirited
tedi iiuny meet.ng held this year, this morn
ing at S o'clock.
Succeeding this. Dr. C. II. Payne, presi
dent of the Ohio Weslean iinlversit at
Delaw ire. Ohio, preached a most powerful
sermon on the text, 2d Kings, 0-10-17. Dr.
Pa ne is too generally known as a pulpit
orator to requne particular notice.
Kev. J. T. Jackson, jr., of Portsmouth,
having yesterday finished conducting the
Lancaster camp meeting, preached here the
seeoi d tune, this afternoon, from Romans
G : 12. "I-et not sin therefore reign in our
mortal bodus." He is a rising young
preacher of the Ohio conference.
Again in tlie evening. Dr. Carson, of tlie
Presbv terian church in Pluui, preaclnd,
much to the delight of his auditors.
Dr. F.irl Cranston, of tlie Hook Concern
at Cincinnati, will arrive here and preach.
Dr. Payne will also preach again tomorrow.
Misses Minnie Dcardortf and Emma
Wkes. Mrs. G. M. Wiuwood and daughter.
I, in. Mrs Wmwood's father. Mr. Kobect
Cox. Kv. M Kaufman, Messrs. Jacob
Seitz and O. H Trout. Miss Mabel Ctisli
iiiau, Messrs S. 1. Stiles and Harry Phil
lips, jun., anil Miss Mamie Otstott, were
up from Springheld.
Here Are the Terms.
Cinni r.sins. S. C, Aug. IS. Tie
Builders Trade League of Georgia, com
prising brick layers, stone masons, carpen
ters, tinners and painters, says: xo work
witli non-union men, no work in any sub
contract job, lifty-eight hours a week's
limit, and all firms furnishing building ma
terial to contractors who exact more than
S hours to be boycotted.
HrlllUlit t.ulogy ot Col. Frank 1. t'o.r.
I'rotmiini eil by (.eneriil Koliert I. Ken
Following are the words spoken at the
grave of Colonel Frank Jj Case, treasurer
of Logan county, by General Hubert P.
Kennedy, on Friday, August Uth, lbsy.
They form a brilliant tribute to the mem
ory of Colonel Case, and are a credit to
General Kennedy's head and heart.
Mantling by the grave ot one who was so
near the measure of perft ct manhood, and
whoso warn. est friendships were those who
knew him best. I would that I could say
something worth of the man whose pulse
less arm lies silently across his breast-
Death, the grim monster, who. It is sale",
loves a shining mark, lias long been bending
his bow and tilling his quiver with the
arrows, inte'ided to strike down this splen
did example of tlie noblest work ot God, an
How silently lie sulTered, and with what
patient resignation he waited for the last
summons, though it came through the
agon of wounds long borne, and, though
constantl reminded of the sacrilice he had
made, his heart was filled with a patriot's
love of country, and Ids s(.irit tor'
its eternal (light Tom the heli
of the past, and. as it was littini:. he
breathed away his life amidst the scenes of
tlie camp and the con Ilk t. I.Ike a soldier
of the cross hefoughthis battlesover again,
and at last when the grim mess, nger ate
peared uihui the skirmish line, he ordered
the fltg to lie brought and hung above limi.
and with his eyes uiin the objett of his
love and adoration, a smile upon his lips,
witli steuly hand upon the bridle rein, and
courage unfaltering, ho rode from strife to
He who lies there was all that was manly
and true. There was about him so much
of tender humanity, and his heart beat in
sympitliy with the needy and oppressed.
If we regret his early taking olT, we
must rememlier that it is the beautiful
rose whose jieifift form wins our ad
miration winch first drops Us leaves among
Those who knew- him were his friends.
He gathered them from every walk in life
and bound them to him by the golden chains
of love, and when the dread summons came
to Iiiui. it touched with sorrow ever heart
that knew Hun Iiest.
He could have excelled in any walk of
life; Ills ready lien, his quickened wit. Ills
wonderful descriptive jmwers, and his
iiitlful speis h were the more astonishing
because he nude so little effort to display
them. Those who listened to his reply- to
the presentation (if tlil-s beautiful burner,
will remember tlie tender, touching address,
the beauty and sublimity of his words, and
how the tears came unbidden to a thousand
Generous, gnat-hearted, without os
tentation, lie gave his tribute; the
needy never asked In vain, the public
died and private need, found at his hand a
When life was at its early youth and man-
liiKid scarcely yet U-gun, with patriot zeal
lie entered his country's taiise, and whether
on tented held, or In the in dst of deadly
tray, or in the loathsome pnvjn pen, while
le.uli stood guard w ithont. he tilled the
measure of her heroic sons and w on the
plaudits of mankind.
With wounds which filled his life with
suffering untold, lie Uire them patiently,
and with a meekness only equaled by his
worth, hid them from the world, until at
last the lamp of life, which had been flick
ering In iu sockets with struggling rays.
went out, and all that was mortal of this
silent, uncomplaining, patient man, crum
bled into clay-, and the spirit of tlie hero
and the patriot took its eternal tiiiht
"He wore his heart upon his sleeve;" he
dressed his line of life from left to right;
touched elbows with the world, and be
lieved that men were made to know and
trust each other.
From those who run from morning's: hour
to evening's twilight In the race of life,
what one among us all will leave a gap so
broad and hard to hit, as he who lies in
specchiess silence there!
When we have put his coffin down, and
earth has, like a mantle, wrapped him in
its folds, we will leave him here to rest
and sleep until the (lowers come again, and
then ids grave will bloom with the tribute
of those who knew and honor worth and
stand uncovered in the presence of the
A ROBBER BACCED.
Olllirr t'urnlsa 1'iits Num. VV rlls lldihiil
the ltitts. Krrovere.1 4nol..
Officer Furniss went to Dayton yesterday,
taking Dan. Devineand Phil. Doud to the
work house, where they had been sentenced
b Judge Young. He took with him a
warrant for the arrest of Sam. Wells, who
robbed a barber shop on w est Mam stret t
some time ago. Wells was arrested by
Ofticers Funk and Hoes, of Dayton, last
evening, and turned over to Othcer Furniss,
who brought him to this city and lodged
In in in jail, lie is charged with larceny.
Officer Furniss yesterda recovered two
shaving mugs, two brushes and combs, two
Nixes of cigars and some whisk flasks that
had Ik n stolen by Jim Hill from Mr.
Frank Coblentz's druc tore. Furniss is
uiakin an excellent record.
AN I. B. & W. WRECK.
I'iih Koim Us it Freight Train floin tl
Trtii k ami VVretK Seventeen Cars.
Shortly before noon yesterda (Wedne
da) a bad wreck occurred on the I. It. A
W. road near a little station called Crete,
just over the Indiana line. Freight train
No. S, Conduitor Keefe, Engineer Hers,
which leaves Springfield at .1 40 a. in. go
ing west, was the one that met with theae
ilent. Hitween 11 o'clock and noon, tlie
engine ran into three or four head of rattle,
mangling one of them to di atli and derail
ing seventeen cars, winch piled high iqion
tlio track. No one was injured, lint the
financial loss is quite a large one. Tlie en
gine escaped with light injuries.
The wreck catiseil all trams on the road
to be late today, and tlie track is not yet
The Welrnmt. Kalll.
The Springfield enrresp indent of the
Cincinnati C'oiiiintii hil-dnzittc sends his
paper the following:
Heny lain, fell in this vicinity this
morning and during part of the afternoon
The ground is now soaked to a considerable
depth, and it is hoped that abundant rains
will help to resurrect the crops in this see
turn, notwithstanding the fact that they
cone at tlie eleventh hour. Ihe rains
which have fallen heretofore during the
summer have failed to soak tlie ground to
any depth, ami a distance of feu mollis
below the surface the soil was found to be
parched and dry. it is hojied that the pres
ent rains will help tlie jsdato crop some.
A failure of the crop has been freely pre
dieted during the drouth It Ls believed
that the corn crop Is safe in this county.
.lame VI. FludlAs Ittiinaiiia.
Yesterday afternoon Cluef.of Police Am
brose received the following self-explanatory
Cincinnati, ()., Aug. 17, lss7.
Chief of Police. -iiriugluM.O
Please notify the relatives or friends of
James W. Fuidlay. that Ins remains are in
our county morgue, awaiting claim by rela
tives. I'll II. DlKTsCII,
.Superintendent of Police.
Chief Ambrose, not knowing who the
r datives of the deceMseel are, requecteei tlie
tapers to make this announcement.
A tamlly In llaril l.nrk.
Last night Olhcer Kecord found a man
and his wife and four children near the Ilea
Line station without a place to rest their
heads and without money to procure a rest
ing place. They were given berths at the
station house during the night. Tlie man
has recently lost his left arm. Tlie family
Is on its way to Kansas, and is being passed
from place to place by the railroads.
Dr. II. H. Sey3 Talks Right Out in
Meeting About SpringGeld'a Dis
ease Breeding Sewers.
Ho rronounn Tliftii mi rnmltltEAteri
Citrus to tli City strong Vli for An-
other Sjic,h Mttt:,itilft ter
A I'oililrr tfii Count II.
"I am glad to see that council has, at
last, taken the initial step towards giving
Springheld a g.od system of sewerage,"
said Dr. II. II. Seys, to a reprusentative of
the Hi pi ill ic, Wrdnesdiy evening, "and
1 want to commend the Hi n in ic for urg
ing the people to a realization of the im
portance of this sewerage question. You
say very prop, rlj and truthfully that coun
cil lus nut for years Ihsmi callisl iiuui to
deal with a more Important question. It is
iuiHirlant because it lias to do with tlie
health ami prosie-rity of the city, and noth
ing to my mind, c m In' moie inqxittant
than those considerations."
Coming from Dr. beys, these statements
are of much weight. Probebly no
body in Springliehl is more
competent to pass an opinion on the ques
tion of sewerage- th til he. For many years
ho has made an exliiustive study of the
question, incidental to the practice of ids
profession, and for this reason a represen
tative of the Ki i-i in ic culled ou him for
an interview, knowing that his statements
on tlie siiilijrt-t would bo Imru of long study.
careful observation and well matures! con
clusions. "What are your ideas doctor, about sew
erage in Springfield?" asked the reporter.
"The question of sewerage for Spring
field, as for anv other city, involves three
propositions: First- Carry ing otr of storm
water. Sis olid Drainage of the soil.
Fliird Sewerage priqier.
"It is an estalillsliesl fact that very few
of the smaller cities and towns can
atrord an underground system of drains for
the removal of storm water. Ordinarily,
a city can butler afford to pay for any d im
age that may accrue from an excessive ram
tall, rather than the construction and mam
tenance of a lare system of underground
"Drainage of tlie soil is not generall
considered a part of the sewerage m a
town, ami It is doubt In I whether it can lie'
successfull combined with the carring-rT
of rainfall and sewerage pioprr
' "sew enge proper consists in the carry-Ing-otr
nud ilismsl of the tilth and exerc
uientitious matter of the lieople.
"Iu oreler that this uiav be done sue-cess-fully.
the sewers should possess certain
qualities which those in Springfield emphat
ically do not possess.
"First The sewer should be as nearly as
possible water-tight, for tlie reason that
any tilth which may leak out and be ab
sorbrel b the surrounding soil will gradu
al! pollute tlie soil to saturation and event
ually bud its way into wells, watercourses,
cellars, etc., rising and falling with the
point of water saturation of the soil.
".second The sewer should lie smooth,
or as nearly so as it can practically be
made. Much of the sewage when first
thrown into the sewer floats, being
of less specific gravity than watT.
and subsequently becomes water soaked
and sinks to the bottom. Particles are
detained by ev ery obstacle on tlie bottom of
the sewer, until finally the sewer is com
pletely obstnicteel, unless tlie fall is very
great, or it is systematically Hushed. A
cae illustrative of this point occurred in
Pittsburg, where a sewtr be-cauie filleel
within a feu inches of the top. With
ever lieav rainfall which followeel after
that condition existed, enormous epiantities
of fetid gas were thrown out along the line
of the sewer. The re-ult was that an epi
demic of diphtheria ragesl in Pittsburg that
was cruelly fatal
"Third The sewer should lie n shaped
that the smallest iiiatitity of water would
scour the bottom and keep it perfrctlv clean.
Probably tlie best form is tlie oval or egg-
"Fourth T he sewer should be no larger
than exiH-rience lias shown to be absolutely
necessary to carry ott the greatest amount
of sewage likely to lie thrown into it. The
diameter of a sewer capable of filling this
requirement is inlinitely smaller than Is
generally believed. As an Illustration let
inecite a sewe'r in Providence. K. I., l.S'Jl
feet in length, with a grade ranging from
0 sr, to 4 IS feet per 100 feet, which drained
a district containing sixt houses, all resi
dences, fort-oneof which were connected
with tlie sewer. The test was made on
Monday morning between S and 11 o'clock,
tlie time of tlie sewer's greatest
use. and the flow measured every
fifteen minutes The result showed
that the greatest flow of sewage re-acheel a
depth of .4 17 of an Inch in a twelve-inch
sewer. In the reducer hav lug a radius of
three l.iche-s, the greate t depth of flow was
.b7 of an inch, A pipe 1 si inch in chain
eter, running full at the same velocity as
the matter in the sewer, would carry the
greatest How of sewage from tins popula
tion of art" people. In Iiurllngton.Vt.it
was found that a pipe1 J', inches in diam
eter, running lull at the same velocity as
the matter in the sewer, would carry off all
the sewage of a population of "M. In Mil
waukee, a sewer, fort-to inches in diam
eter and draining seent acres of
closel built termor, show eel a max
imum flow six inches in depth.
Waring makes this statement in his work
on sanitary drainage. 'It was estiinatiel
that at that tune (atiout twenty-five yecrs
ago) the mere house drainage of the whole
of London (Lug ) might be discharged
through a sewer Hires fes't in ellaineter, yet
tiiere is prohvhlv not a village of live
thousand inhabitants in the lulled Mates
whose magnates would bo satistieel with
a sewir of much less size for their own pur
'xises, and a single hotel in Saratoga has
seeuresl future trouble in the vvav of the ac
cumulation of raw inatenil for the proeluc
tion of poisonous sewer gis by laying a
drain for its own use thirty niches in diam
"Before the contract lud been definitely
made witli the ingiiiee'rs who plattesl this
city for sewers," continued Dr. Seys, "1
obtained from the city ele rs. a copy of the
agreement and found that It was fatally de
fective in that no provision was made in it
for tlie ultinute disposal of the sewage. 1
called the attention of Mr. Amos Wliiteley,
then, I think, president of the council, and
Mr. George II Frey. one of tlie members of
that Imdy. to tins defect. Of course, no
attention was paid to the suggestion which
I threw out. although the gentlemen were
warneM that an injui'Ction would be served
on them as soon as they attempted to dump
tlie ewage Into Buck Creek.
"Before the contracts were let under the
plans of the engineers, I wrote an article,
wh'eh was published in the Kn'tniH,
modestly suggesting that It was possible
council had not si lee ted the best system of
sewerage and that Mr. George E. Waring
or some other eo npetent engineer should
be resiLesteel to examine the projiosed sys
tem wiili a view to ascertaining whether It
was the bc?i kno.vn.
"Mr. Constautine, then mayor, urges! me
not to oppese the nutting in of that system
of sewers, and Mr. Flyiin, a member of
council, with the siiperbeonce'it that Is born
of magnificent Ignorance, informc-el me that
lie knew all about sew erage.
"As a result, after the exienditure of
hundreds of thousands of dollars, it is per
fectly safe to say that there is not a single
foot of ordinarily good public -ewers In the
city of Springheld. It is a question wheth
er action would not lie against members of
council and public oflieials for squandering
large amounts ot public money in building
so-called sewers, which nobody Is permitted
for legitimate pi rposes to use and which
will be in the future an injury to the citi
zens, a constma bill of expense, and an un
mitigatetl urse. The entire w ater capacity
of tlie ..ity would not keep tlie sewers cieau
if they were used for purposes for which
sowers, are intended. X think it more than
probable that Mr. Waring or any other
competent sanitary engineerwould condemn
the whole sytem "
"How shall Springheld dispose of her
sewage"" was asked by the reisirter.
"Flic carry ing of the se-wage by coiidu t
to .Mad Itivcr." repliril the d tor." only
puts the evil a little farther off. The city
h s no more right to befoul the waters of
Mad Kiver withtensof thousamls of gallons
of sewage than it has to befoul the waters
of Buck Creek. It Is a question whether
the citizens living along the banks of tlie
nve'r would not havecatiseof action against
the city incase tlie refuse were dumped
into that stream.
"Which is the Iiest form of ultimate ells-
posal of sewage is a matter of debate. The
system of irrigation lias been
found tu-csfil in many places.
It requires not less than one acre of ground
for each IV) of population. The seiil is
thoroughly iinderdrainesl and divided into
three plats, two of which are receiving the
sewage while the third rests. It has been
iliseovereil where this system is properly
carried out that tlie water at the end of the
elrains is potable, containing only one
part of organic in itter in two hundred
thousand of the water.
"Artificial purine ation is another system.
By this plan the sew ate isreceuv! in tanks
and there puriheei with lime or al.ini Then
there is the plan of burning the si'wage,
which can lie made a source eef proht in
stead of expense.
"Willi h of these systems is best for
Spring! el I should lie determines! by some
body more e-ompetent to decide th in I."
"Do you think. Doctor, that this city
vvoiild lie justified ill exiiendiiig tlie money
nete'ssary to eonstruct a goihl system of
The city of Springheld. w.tb a imputa
tion of, say, '.u.Otw, can afford, as a inoiiey
making Inve-tinent, to put I,U0l,uno in
sanitary improvements water, sewerage.
etc. if. by mi ilomg. the eleath ratecfii lee
resliiced 4 per l.ODil. I liese measures have
accomplished this reduction in other
place, lessening tlie iiiiiiiIht of eltaths
from consumption. typhoid fever.
scarlet fever, diphtheria, eliarrhiexl trouble's
and other forms of tilth disease- to the min
imum Tlie lessening of the death rate
four per 1,000 would mean the saving of
UO lives jier annum in this city. 'I hr rash
value of those 1JU lives, and the attendant
rxjiensrs of sickness and funerals, is not
less than 8l.Vj.nnu; am! if the city, by
proper sanilar arrangements, saves theiso
lives. It is Sl'.O 000 better off at the end of
the year than it would be were those lives
As was stated in the K. pi m ir on Wed
nesda, it is probable that Mr. George E
Waring, jr , who his ln-e'ii rtsjin-steel b the
nty council to look over tlie city and sug
gest a plan for its proiirr sewerage, will
recommend the small pipe system. This
s stein has been remarkably suce e-ful m
man cities, not.ihly so in Memphis. Tenn
No city in this country was ever more roiu
pletely tiest-ridden than Memphis. Its pop
ulation was annually depleted by epidemics
of various diseases, some of which were so
violent as to threaten tl e depopulation of
the town. In ls7s there were over 5.S0O
deaths from eIlow- fever between
the 14th of August and 3d of November,
and ou a single da, the small heroic re
mainder of the volunteer relief committee
had 300 un buries I bodii's on their hands.
Hope and heart seemed to have fled.
When this epidemic was followed by an
other, equally threatening, in 1S7D, and
when the voluntary and enforceel exoeius
speedily reeiuced the population to one-third
Its normal amount, it was seriously proposed,
as the on! means of protecting the whole
Mississippi valley against tlie serious men
ace to its property, that a sufficient con
tribution should be raisee! tei set lire control
of Memphis, and that the whole city should
be burned to the ground.
The city authorities secureil the services
of Mr. George E Waring, and, accoriling
to plans prepares! by him, a system of small
pipe sewers was constructed in tlie city.
The Memphis .tnt'eiiir'ie in an editorial
says: 'The examination of the Memphis
sewer system resultee! In convincing all
parties that it was a great uccess. There
is not a hitch any where, and no complaint
has ev er been heard of the slightest defect
in the clock regularity with which all parts
of this vast network of underground pipes
carry the sewage of the city to a given
point and deliver It into the .Mississippi
Memphis is texlay one of the healthiest
cities in the south, ami it has
not sufferee! from an epidemic
since the construction of the sewer sys
tem. During the past e'ar Springfield has suf
feree! terribly from the diphtheria scourge,
and there is practically no doubt that the
epidemic was due to the elefectlve elrainage
ot tlie city. If a hundred or more lives can
be saved annually, and the city relieved
from epidemics of v anous elise'ases, by the
construction of a good system of sewerage.
In Heaven's name let the work be done.
A llrilllant Vieial AITalr la Herman Cir
cle li.it Kveniiie.
One of the most brilliant social events in
local German circles which have taken
place in this city foryears was tlie marriage
last (Wednesday) evening of Mr. Gus.
Kloeb and Miss Tena fxhvveikett. two well
known and extremely popular ouug peo
ple. The wedding took place at the resi
lience of the brute's father, Mr George
Schvveikert. on north Plum street, Ibn. Mr.
Kniitli performing the ceremony In a
graceful anil Impressive manner.
The cominoeliiHis house was
thronged with guests, nearly three hundred
people being participants in the happy af
fair. Tlie bride, who is a very attractive
girl, was attiresl in a beautiful bridal gown
of white, witli appropriate (lowers, and
looked pretty and winning
After tlie ceremony congratulations com
mences!, and tlie giio.1 feellng was intense.
As soon as tlie groom fell into tlie hands of
Ills jolly associate's he was taken ossessioii
of bodily and clif cr after cheer given in his
honor. Then the party sat down to a splen
did wedding supper, winch simply eclipsed
anything in the gastronomic line ever at
tempted in tlnscity. It was betterand
lirger llian the av erage banquet Tlie ta
bles were U-autif ul.
Tlie presents were in gre-at profusion and
were noticeably elegant ami useful. They
embraced everything imaginable iu tlie Hue
of silver, furniture, piitures, bnc-a brae
and articles of household ornament and
Mr. and Mrs Kloeb left cm the i a. in.
train for Ciiicinn iti to snd their honey
moon. Tlie groom is a tine young man and
until recently was a member of the whole
sale tobacco firm of Kloeb .V Meizer.
No Klectlon nt the Minneapolis K,
"The Hhi't m.ic made a mistake last
night." said I. F McDonald to a reporter
this morning. "In saing that the delegates)
selected to represent the Knights of Labor
assemblies in Springfield at the national
convention at Minneapolis were instructed
forPowderl, or words to that effect. As
a mattes ot fact, there will bet no election
at the Minneapolis convention, except in
tlie event of a resignation, which we do not
now anticipate. The reiiort that Powderl
is to resign has its origin with one John
Morrison, cf District Assembly No. 1J1,
carpet-weaver, New York. Ho is a man
of such a stamp til it his utterance are en
titled to no consideration "
(lite 11 nuil reel Men at K.ist street.
At present tiiere are about one hundred
men at work at tlie East street shops.
These are emploved principally at con
structing fair machines and making nixes-
sary repairs. If the works start up as con
templated, the number will, of course, be
largely increased. It all deiieuds upon the
action of the creditors.
Do not fail to call on Starkey & Scowden
before you buy boots, shoes or rubbers.
They are hi tlie Arcade and retail at whole
sale prices. Their cheap sale continues the
' year round.
CENERAL KEIFER TALKS.
He Telln a !t. loui. Keporter nie I II
terentlnir ThlUKi Ahoill Hill" I'olitles.
Gen. J. Warren Keifer. of this city, wa
intervieweil by a lltpuMlnin reirter at
St. loin's, yesterday, and made a niimbei
of inteiesting remarks on Ohio politics
He expresses! not the remotest doubt upon
Foraker's election. While he thinks Pow
ell is a bright lawyer and a good fellow. In
has no thaiice to win.
From tlie gubernatorial question the suo
ject was shifted to that of the presielciicy
and the rejiorter asked concerning the
Maine-Sherman controv rrsey in Ohio Mr
Keifer appeared to be interested imme
diately. Said he
pi:! sun nti vi Aspinvvrs.
"Mr. Blaine lias a great many friends In
Ohio, who are determined to stick by him
But he also lias a good many friends there
wlio believe he will be beaten if nomi
nated. It s Blaine's enemies who make
him unavailable as a candidate. Tiiere are
just enough of those fellows in New York
and elsew he re to beat him. Is Blaine's Kuro
iean trip inimical." Yes, I supine so. in a
measure. He is now rles-tioneeriiig in Ire
land: but he isn't eloing any mure good
tiiere than lie could In tlie United Mite's.
Nobody would dream of Blaine's eligiliiiit
as a candidate if it wire not that lie would
be expected to mII tlie Irish votes. He
appears to be endeavoring to strengthen.
No, I do not believe Blame is a gooei candi
date, and I do not think he will lie nomin
ated. I stand by John Sherman, and so
will the majority of the republicans of
Ohio. I do not know whether .Sherman
can be nominated, but if nominated I be
lieve he can be electee!. He is a man
in whom the people will have confidence,
although he is not one of those who
strive to lie known as 'one of the people
That is to sa. he is not a man who tn.s to
make himself familiar and starts in b in
viting on to a glass of beer. That kind
of a candid ite may go well enough after
these smaller offices: but when men come
to vote for the chief exi-cutive. the want a
man of dignity. Integrlt and brains."
"What do ou think of Sherman's
"The are. I think, quite encouraging
certainly better than ever before. His
strength ls not In Ohio alone, but he tias
improved both east and west Outside of
Blaine his chief opponent will be Allison,
who i a grand man. and if nominated I
will support him earnestl "
vnoi r e i v 1 1 xi ii
As to the democratic nomination, Mr
Keller thought no one was to be coiisideresl
but Cleveland, and admitt-sl that the litter
-would make a strong canvass. "There
would be some kicking here and there."
said he. "but Cleveland would get trie main
siipimrt of Ids party, and to escape another I
defeat" the republicans will hive to put up .
a ilia i on wiioiii nicy can touiuu.ii!j
In the course of his conversation Mr
K-ifer alluded to two prominent Oln ans
who lately have not figured much in imli
tio to ex-President Haes, who is living
quietly at Fremont, where he owns consid
erable property, and is also interested in a
bank, and to Frank Hurd, the brilliant
free trader, of whom he expressed a li.gb
opinion. He thought, however, that Hi rd
would never again come Into poiitit d
prominenco if he remained in the manufac
turing district of Tolesio. but might if he
should remove to New York.
DR. CEORCE IN TROUBLE.
A LatespriliKtUlel I'liyslrlan the Ilrlenil
aut In a Heiualltnial Suit at t'iiull.iy.
For a number of years one Dr. H. C.
George practiced medicine In tnis cit. liv
ing most of the time on south Center sfrec t
He advertised himself as an "herb" doctor,
and one of his specialties, if the writer's
memory serves him correctly, was perforu -nig
cures by the
I.XXINI. l)V OK HXNIls
and mesmerism. Dr. George's Iat stand
was in the new Leut's building on Market
street, where he had a very elegint office :
Wtien the gas boom broke out at Findla
lie went tiiere, and has gotten into trouble,
as the following special from Findlay
A suit prom'sing sensational develop
ments was hied in the common pleas court
here today by M. A. Stephenson against
the lT. S. Herb Medical company, of which
one Dr. George seems to be the head and
front in which tlie allegation is made that
Dr. George and company, by false p-e-teiises,
obtained from plaintiff note's to tlie
value of 82,500. which have been converted
to the personal use of tlie defendants to the
damage of Stephenson to the amount of
510,000. The petition further alleges that
Dr. George is worthless, financially, and
HH TO I'l.Als-TlKK
and defrauded him out of his property and
money with malice aforethoiigtiL Dr.
George is a specialist, who came here from
Springfield last spring, and with a great
flourish of truiiifiets proposed to establish
a medical college and other equilly chimer
ical scheme- ou no capital, it now appears,
but wind. The trial of the case promises
most interesting developments
COUNCILMAN BURNETT SURPRISED.
Ileo;tlltinii of Mis lllrlhela
Genii! William It Burnett, courc'man
from the First ward, passed the forty
first mile-post of his life yesterday, with a
vigorous bo ly, a clear mind and a very sat
isfactory allotment of this world's goods
and happiness In tlie evening, Mrs. Bert
Foreman and Mrs. Theo Burnett arranges.!
a little surprise upon him, which' uvsju-
srtcressfuUyxairi-d-cit. ainl-pmuira'v ery
d-lightfid-tfur. These ladies, am! other
friends descended upon him in timiwunm.;--
at Ins residence on east .Main streeL near
IJmestone. and brought well-filled baskets
It had never dawned on tlie mind of Mr
Burnett with special emphasis that it was
his birthday until he caught
sight of this crowd, and then he wilted and
allowed himself t) be a passive victim to
the assailing host. About the same time
Foreman's band arrived anil gaveaverv
delightful serenule. Altera few selections
outside, they were invited in to share in
the festivities of the evening. wlik:u.were
uf-a-veT-rjfl-ab!e-iirrd -snclst- ebaiacUr.
ver handsome presents, but none that lev
nieces -ffface Rnniett. Bessie Foreman
and MabrfrCjmjittLAJtiiOjMj.to'trie cup
was the fiillem!ig cafd: y"
Dcia I sclc VisUxfi;l.t.nnhUlltiIe
tikeiiwtth our love. aijTt we hope you wilt
think of us when you drpik oat ot this cup.
BEFORE THE BAR.
Judge otltic Heaet-ie His Ileclslou In
the llarrlgan Case.
In the police court yesterday afternoon
Judge Young disposed of the following
cases: I.on Taylor, using profane lan
guage. Sic) and costs; Charles Berry,
drunk and disorderly, SlO and costs; Pat
Fltzsimmons, selling liquor to minors, Stl)
and costs; Mrs. l'ickitts, Mrs. Logan and
Mrs. Croslin, disorderly conduct, S" and
costs each. William It. Mrong. charges!
witli loitering, was disiiiissed. The argu
ments in the II irrigan case were concludes!,
anil Judge Young announced that lie
would reserve his decision until tomorrow
(Friday) afternoon at two o'clock.
The opening of the Grand will take place
about September 10, and the management
will present its patrons with an attraction
that Is in every way a splendid one. Law
rence Barrett, with his excellent company,
has been engaged and will present one of
his new plays. Theater-goers w ill w elrome
this announcement and hope that Manager
Trump will give them, plenty ot Utej same,
dH t ni Iiuie .teiiie.
Havo openp'1 a large lot of tfio
most liraiitiliil ami iiotI t-tyNH
in Linen Handkerchief, oer dis
played in this city, and at extra
ordinarily low prices, r.uiuiny
Tom IOc up for all linen.
New Linen Sidehoard Mid Bu
reau Scarfs, jiats and Tidies in
entirely new desitiiH and popu
N. H. "ew Century Cloi h-ju t
Cannot bestow a Grander I tracy
upon their sons r on tint it ill
be more srateiu'ly renn nibcr
throuirh all the rouiiii! j.ars f
their lives, than by imiii!' tli"i
a course ortrainint: that :eu m-s
them how to make th ir m:i
livini- and become self-reliant,
iudustrious, prosperous citt.i-iis.
"I say to you tonight that ir I
were a you'i:; man and li..t. to
make my choice to gr,nluate ac
n rl.issic-il colli1"' anil stun Ill-re
or to graduate at a Business Col
lege and to stop thrre, 1 would
tak tli" llusiness College in
COV. A. 0. P0KTEB,
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I ai. ni ou, oyer airal.f-i Oroctvrj.