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SPBrnGFlELJ), O., WEDNESDAY EYE Us C? NOVEMBER 30. 1887.
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Mr- WEATHER FACTS
Wiiumorox. Xo.30 Ohio:
ll'alr r-.thT. slowly rising
November 29, 1887.
S Why are the When's hats
ana clotnes like the much
loved ain which has refreshed
us this last day or two ? Be
cause both suit everybody and
fit alike the young and old.
About an even month now
till Christmas. We suggest
that hats and clothes make
fine presents. You can buy
them ol us, and the object of
your gift can exchange if they
don't suit in style or fit.
We have many things, too,
peculiarly fitted for presents
that are sure to suit and lit.
Hmdsome Mufflers, Smoking
Jackets and Suspenders, ev
erything in the Handkerchief
line. Cravats of all kinds,
Gloves to suit every one.
A very large and complete
stock of all such things suita
ble for presents.
Come early and get a bet
25 and 27. West Main Street.
Glace Cherries, French ; dace
Apricots, French ; Crystal-
ized Strawberries, French.
Crystalized Cherries. French.
Lfljer OnrJura Raisins Cit
ron. Lemon IVel, Orange
lVrl, French Prunes Fits,
'urrants Perted Peaches
lnp'!e(l Peaches, Apricots,
IfWkbaTies Pitted Cher
ries California Almods Tar
rairnu Almonds Buckwheat
Flour, Cape Cod Cranberries
JERSEY SHEET POTATOES,
Cocoa Xuts Spanish Onion,
Madura Grapes Jamaica
Oram: Sweet Cider, Hom
iny, 'll'rtniny Grils, Beans.
The finest lot ot Crackers in
the city. The above goods
are all sew and fresh.
J. M. 1FFER.
-T -E- S
E - D - S
AX 75 EAST MAIN ST.
1 HE qUltt AM) SAFE
ROAD TO WEALTH
IS TO SEND MONET TO
MOTHERS & COm,
mHTH MAIS PT LOS AXKELEs, CAL.
Spec'al Attention Given to Investments in
Land lur Kastrrn Peonle.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
aVKoomt la BneMncbua'sBolIdlncoTer
8rrlalttentlrn given ' th
Optra! ng Dnttrn a S pedal tr.
bic thini; is OIL
Ohio and Pennsylvania Fields to be Con
nected with a Pipe Line One
Thousand Miles Long.
Iivihrlor Itrrmlt Jlnnlrrrd rWlirrineu
lrounrl at Krle r,iinlliclnr,i No.e
Itrokrn Hirnkr Carlt.la
Hint the TnrlfT.
Uvthe Asinclated Ynw.
Chicago, 'ov. 30 A Thilly SVirn
special fnim Toledo, Ohio, -as: A glgan-
tlc scheme f the Standard Oil couipany.in
volviug millions of dollar, has jut been
unearthed here. A Grand Trunk pipe lino
froti Chirac) to New York, by way of the
Ohio ami lVnnsjlvanla oil fields, nearly
1,000 miles lime, anil which will cost at
least 55,000.000. will connect the Ohio and
lYnn-jhania lields. The oil call be piped
eastward or westward an de-ired.
Sr. l'.vru Minn , N'ov. 30 A Uutte.
Montana, special to the I'iourcr Pros sas:
There was a triple train collision tills morn
ing between llntte and Silver Bow. The
Anaconda ore (train broke In two near
HoeKer. The Helena passenger train was
roiuinc close lelilnd. but managed to stop
before running Into the ore train. Another
train of heavj freight was aNo on tlie road
from llutte depot. A man went bark to
tine it but it had approached so tiear that it
was Impossible to Mop on the icy rails.
Conductor Wift lushed Into a pas
senger ear and shouted to those
on board to jump. wnicn iney
did. The fre'clit locomotive crushed half
way through the passenger coix-h, tailing
it on top of the locomotive. While tn ing
to straighten out matters another train
eame alone and wrecked the e.aboo-e nl the
first freight tral Sever l train men were
-lightly Injured. Conductor Mlnty being
the most seriously hurt, getting his nose
broken and being bruised about the bead
SprnUer Carlisle nnl the Tariff.
N'r.vv York, N'ov. 30. A Washington
sjiecLil to the H'orfd sajs: S-aker Car
lisle said in an interview: "I have every
reason to lelieve that an equitable reduction
on Imports w ill be effected during the com
ing session. I erpect we shall develope Die
same opposition with which we have alwavs
had to contend As to the reports that a
tariff bill is now in course of preparation. I
will say that, as yet, ab-olutely nothing has
been done to formulate a measure."
"Do jou anticipate any serious annoy
ance from the content of Mr. Tha-be?"
"I do not give the matter a thought"
"Shall jou call some one to the chair
when the time arrive-, for the appointment
of a committee on elections?"
"N'o, for the reason that my action would
he op."!! to the same criticisms that could be
made should I appoint a committee myself.
They would be acting under my instruc
tions. I may ask the house to select a com
mittee by btllot. This is all, of course,
upon the assumption that I am elected
TrlHl r Il.-rjirr.
Ct.vci.v.VATi, Xov. SO. The trial of R
h. Jlanier was r;-J5ia.ed today in the United.
Ststes court, for a long time after the
appointed hour, owing to the absence of a
juror, wln obtained leave last night to go
home and arranire his bu'lness. The first
witne-ss was J. W. Hoyt. a broker of this
city, w hose testimony gav e in detail num
erous tran'-actions in buving wheat on the
Chicago board. When asked for whom he
was acting he answered that li. K. Hop
kins,asslstant cashier of the Fidelity, bank,
made purchases, but settlements were
alwavs made by E. L. Harper. Thee
transactions N-gan in January last They
w ere ordinary speculativ e purchases, w here
no wheat Is "ver seen, but settlements are
made according to how the market runs
l-nlU'el'reparlrg In Deal with Annreliiiitli.
N'i:vv.u:k. X. J.. N'ov. 30. The police of
Newark are convinced that serious trouble
with the anarchist element is only a matter
of time and will develop as soon as a labor
strike of airy magnitude occurs. There is
a very larEe foreign-born population
nearly one-half. The Irish are. to a man.
opposed to anarchist doctrines and look
upon anarchists with utter contempt.
Among the larce German, ltohemian and
Slavonian population the seeds of anarchy
have been industriously towed, and the
German labor organizations are dangerously
infected by anarchist ideas.
EuiK,Pa . N'ov. 30. James McClauglilin
ami Itobert Pry or. fishermen, were drowned
about half a mile eff the shore of Presjue
Isle j estenlay. The manner of their death
Is remarkable. They started out early yes
terday morning and pulled their nets, mak
ing such a large haul that the boat was
laden nearly to the water's edge. When
half a mile out an unusually heavy flow
drove a large block of ice into the boat and
she slid under, disapeariiig from view.
The men strugi-Ied in the water and ice for
time, but vv ere sooin overcome by the
cold, in sight of a crowd on shore, vv hlch
could render no assistance.
Cincinnati. N'ov. 30. A special from
Chillicotue. Ohio, says: Yesterday morning
two henters passing the cab, of Leonard
Ulessing. a bachelor, S2 years old, living by
himself in the hills of Huntington town
ship, saw the d(Mroien and entering found
the old man king on the Moor lifeless. The
coroner's examination showed that four ribs
and Ins collar bone were broken, anil the
hints crushed. It was evidently a case of
murder but no cause is known fortlie mur
der. N'o property had lieen disturbed and
the old .nan hud less than $5 in money,
which was not taken.
gre anl IrolilhltIon.
N'i:w Yonic. N'ov. 30. An Atlanta
special says: The prominent recognition
given to negroes during the prohibition
campaign has inspired in their leaders hopes
of more distinction In local polities. I
wouldn't le surpriseii to see one. at least,
elected to the city council, which Is com
posed of but six lneinliers.
I'arii 1'rAiidliiK Agnlnftt an Outbreak.
Paiiis, N'ov. SO. The commanders of
the different army corps have receiv ed sealed
Instructions, which they are to open in the
event of an outbreak following the elec
tion of the new president.
I'pitlu 1'rllif ts ltetier.
BriiLiv. N'.v 30 Dr. Te!s;how, coirt
jrJentist. has been summoned to San ISeino,
to operate on the Crown Prince's teeth. A
fat orabie conclusion is drawn from this cir
Mult M.. Marie llrlilK.
MoXTHi.A!.. N'ov. SO A telegram has
been received at the Canadian Pacific rail
road office stating that th Sault St. Marie
bridge will be completed and ready for
traffic Wednesday evening.
Harvard and Yale.
New Have.v. Conn.. N'ov. 30. The
governing committee at Harvard has de
cide! that the freshmen cannot row the
Yale freshmen at New London.
Are nice for Christmas presents,
at the When.
NOW YOU STOP!
rrenrhf-rn C.ill Enrh Oilier Iln.j-ltxillrit
mitt Other let Nllllleft.
Al'iU'M.i, Me., N'ov. K0.K Unions cir
cles In tills city are considerably exercised
over a controversy between llev. (leorge
lVnteco-t, the well known revivalist, and
Kev. P. (5. Thatcher, pastor of the Unita
rlan church, of this city. Mr. Pentecost is
conducting ret Ival sen ices here. Shortly
arter bis arrival, the Kev. .Mr. I hatcher
had inserted in a local paper a statement to
fie. effect that Pentecost had been paid oer
51)00 for his e angelical services in Cleve
land, O. Mr. Pentecost has n-torteil from
the pulpit to the effect that It was none of
Dr. Thatcher's business how much he re
ceived in Cleveland or an where eNe. and
that Dr. Thatcher was a busy-body ami a
meddler; alo. that Thatcher smuggled the
statement above referred to. Into tne news
paper without the editor's knowledge, and
that his object was to Injure the revival
WILL MARCH OR DIE.
ThehalvattoD Arm) !)!! A S1ol in One.
(ii'EiiF.c, Xov. 30. There is every Indi
cation that this night will witness a scene
of terrible bloodshed here. Armed mob
parade the streets nightly in e.iiectatlon of
the Salvation army parading, while the
army has only remained In sine-Saturday
In consequence of earm-st entreaties of its
friends and of Mayor Langelelu and of the
pol ice board, who state tiiat they have not
the means of protecting them against such
a mob. ami that If they parade it must bo
at their peril.
The police force numbers but .lfty men.
The Salvationists declare they will walk
tonight, protection or no protection.
ROMANCE IN IOWA.
AKIclit font UlrtauJ Sulildr.
Davem-oht, la., N'ov. 30. Oxford
(miction, a small town forty miles noith of
here. Is greatly excited overa suicide which
occurred there j estenlay. Hen Cnslej and
Charles A. lxgan, two prominent oung
men. were rival suitors for the hand of
riiiabeth Waterson. 17 years old, daughter
of a well-known fanner. The two men
met at the girl's home yesterday nOirning,
when a desperate encounter ensued the
victor to have the prize. Cusley was tinally
successful, driving his rival off at the point
of a revolver. Logan was the favorite
with the girl, and jesterday afternoon she
sent a bullet through her heart.
Xr.vv York. N'ov. 30. This morning the
surveying party, which Is under flie direc
tion of the Nicaragua Canal Construction
company. t make final survey, sailed. It
will reach Greytown about December U,
wheieOa force of laborers will 6e engaged1
The survey will not, it Is expected,
be completed until April or May.
John nrown rust.O. A. It , Will Hold Me
morial Brrlreii'rKt Sunday.
John BroVn pt. Xo. 63J, G. A. K.,
held Its regular meeting last (Tuesday)
evening. One application for membership
was received and referred to the proper
It was decided to bold memorial services
at the post hall next Sunday, December i,
and it Is especially 'desired that all com
rades be present
The regular election of officers for the en
suing year will occur next Tuesday even
ing, and all members of the ixt are ur
gently urged U) be present
KILLED BY INDIANS.
A Nephew of Mr. K. T. Thomas Murdered
nt Uorkjr liar, Idaho Territory.
Mr. E. T. Thomas on Tuesday received a
telegram from his niece. Miss Lulu M.
Thomas, who resides at Ofaion, Missouri,
stating that her brother, Mr. Lyles Thomas,
a nephew of Mr. E. T. Thomas, had been
killed at Rocky Bar, Idaho territory, on the
ISth of November. No particulars of the
manner of his death, but It is supposed
that he was murdered by Indians.
Mr. Thomas was 'J.V years of age and
owned a large ranch at Kocky ilnr. He
was a son of Mr. John J. Thomas, of
Washington county, Maryland, and w as in
all respects an exemplary young man.
A THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLAR LOSS.
Antloch College Involved to that Kfttcnt
With Cha. A. Kebler.
A telegram received today by Hon. John
Little, says the Xeuia Gazette, announces
that 530,000 worth of the Antioch college
fund had been squandered by the late
Charles A. Kebler. the Cincinnati forger,
who recently suicided, vv ho was one of Its
Mr. Little went to the city this morning
to see about the matter, and,, we did not
learn just how the funds were invested, but
it will be a sail blow to Antioch college.
over which there will be universal regret in
Oom West on an Important CommWlon.
Mr. Charles II. Berry, the pension agent.
left at 715 this morning for Los Angeles,
California, on liuportant pension business.
It is understood that his object is to see cei-
taiu parties at Santa Ana, and secure im
poi taut testimony to the end. he hopes, of
getting a back pension of S9.000 for a cer
tain I'niteil States senator. It is by long
odds the biggest job of pension business
Mr. Berry ever tackled. He left this morn
ing with hosts of messages from thebovs
here to old Springfield friends in Los Au
geles. Mm. Johnson Iirharged.
The case of Mrs. Betty Johnson, chirged
with bigamy, was argued before Judge
Young in the police court j estenlay after
noon by E. S. Wallace, esq., for
the state and J. K Mower, esq., for the de
fendant Judge Young then briefly re
viewed the testimony and discharged Mr-.
Johnson on the ground that there was not
even probable cause for holding her guilty
of the crime with which she was charged.
Bound Orer to Court.
Thomas Coleman, who so brutally as
saulted Mrs. Ida Wheldon on Sunday, was
arraigned before Judge Young In the police
court jesterday afternoon on the charge of
assault and battery. He was found guilty,
and, as the case was an aggravated one. he
was bound over to court In the sum of S."00
failing to give bond, he was remanded to
In the New Hall.
The first meeting of Mitchell Post N'o.
45, G. A. It, In the new hall in the King
block, will be held tomorrow (Thursday)
night, and it is desired to make the meeting
a memorable one. The annual election of
officers will take place, and that in itself
ought to be a sufficient inducement to every
member to make a special effort to attend.
Every officer and member of Springfield
I.odge, N'o. 51. B. P. O. E.. is especially
urged to attend the regular communication
tonight Representatives to the Grand
lodge, the rrport of the committee on social
session and of the committee ou amuse
ments, are to be disposed of.
By order of the E. It.
Mr. Harry Wragg, the milliner at Gl(
east Main street is offering bargains in all
his goods, which include good styles in de
sirable goods. Ladies who have anything
to buy in this line will make no mistake In
calling at Wragg'i) millinery store at 0,'J
east Main street
Union Co-operative Coal Co. sells Ilock
lsf, Jackson and Sunday Creek.
Samuel H. Eobn's Death Was at
Bloody Hands of an Assassin
The Grime in Full.
A Kee.lat VV lilrh All Sun Diego Shnildtrrd
Tlie Muriler Described Kn
llrrly irnprutiikeit A
Tuesilaj's IlKPi'M.ic contained exclu
sive particulars of the manner In which
Samuel II. Holm, late ot this city, met lilt
death at San Diego, Cal. The publication
of the news that he had been murdered
caused great excitement among the dead
man's friends here, and the following full
andgiapliic accnuuT of the cold-blooded
crime, from the San Diego Dally Union,
of Monday, November 21, w ill be lead here
witli great interest:
I he west side of Third street, between
II and I streets, was the scene last evening
(fa murder, which, fioin the attending
clieumstances. ranks It as one of the most
unprovoked and cold-blooded crimes In the
history of this city. The victim was Sam
uel 1! Hohii, and his slayer Is C. F. Ged
ney. a deputv constable. It was a few
moments past 8 o'clock when Hnhn and
three companions emerged from a saloon
on I street near the scene of the tragedy
None of them were under the Influence of
liquor. Turning into Third street, Kolin
and his friends walked towards II street
They had only proceeded a few rods when
they saw a man lying on the sidewalk and
another man bending over him. They
glanced at tlio man hing down and walked
on a few steps. Holm then halted, and.
with the remark, "I think that s a; plumber
1 know." retraced bis steps. Some remark
hail been made about "rolling a drunk," in
reference to the man bending over the pros
trate form on the sidewalk. This,' as sub
sequent developments showed, watt Consta
ble Gedney, and as Uohn appnieched he
said, "l.oo!c out or III shoot!" Kohn
made the reply, "Shoot if you dare." Ged
ney whipped out his revolver, and. when
Kohn was. within an arm's length of him.
raised it and tired. "Don't come near me,
or I'll shoot again!"' was tho officer's words
as the rho of the shot died away. Kohn,
wlio was staggering from the effects of the
first shut, reeled forwanl toward Gedney,
ami would have received a second shot If
l"e hid not drop.n-d.
Gedney is under arrest, but refuses to
make any statement and the details of the
affair are furnished by Vv e-vvitnesses. Xo
word save a djing moan escaped Kohn as
lie tell llteless to the sidewalk. The body
was removed to the morgue, and an Inquest
will I'e item this ni'irning.
S.TATKME.VT OK r.OII.N's COSII'ANIOX.
At the time of tho tragedy, Itohn was in
company with Mr. L. H Spaeh Mr. F. M.
Spaeh and Mr. Gusttvus Mombrrg. The
men had been eiigtged during the diy In
National City, and returned to this city
ab'iut D o'clock. The story of Mr. L. II.
Spaeh is that on their arrival from National
the visited a saloon at 1.4:59 1 streetwhere
two bottles of beer were consumed, his
brother, Mr. F. M. Spaeh, being the only
one who reiused to oring.
"On leaving the saloon to go to the shop
on I strei t, we passed along the. west sido
of Third street between II and I streets,
where we saw an intoxicated man lying on
the sidewalk. We paid no attention to him
at the time, but after we had ijone about
thirty feet further ou it was suggested that
the drunken man was a plumber, and Rohn
told Us that lie was goiilg back to see about
it which ho diil. We remained behind.
"When Rohn reached the drunken man
he found an officer stoopingnverhlin. Some
words passed between them and the con
versation grew hot. We then went to
where lie and the ofil'-er were disputing.
My brother took Rohn by the arm and tried
to null him away. It was then that the
officer, who was unknown to us, said.
'Look out. I'll shoot.' Rohn replied.
Shoot if voti dare.' At this instant Hie
officer shot, and at the same time my brother
let go of Rohn, fearing, as he said, that he
would be shot, too. After being shot Rohn
did not say a word, but reeled around in a
circle for about ten feet While doing this
the oftltf r said. "Ivok out don't come near
me. or 1 will shoot again.' When Rohn
fell it was head first on the sidewalk, and
blood began to flow out of his mouth. The
officer, w ho I learn is Deputy Constable
r. Uedney. lit a match and looked In Kolrti s
face, and exclaimed, 'Oh. God ! he is dead!
I swear to God that I did not intend to kill
F VI SPACll's STOItV.
r. M Spaeh, who had Kihubythe arm
at the Instant that he was shot said it was
very dark at the time of the shooting, and
he could not see whether or not anyone
else was present when the altercation first
began between Rohn and tlieofiicer. Spaeh
was of the opinion that the two were alone
together. Rohn did not utter a word after
he was shot although Soach asked him if
he was hurt Spaeh said that the deceased
was by no means drunk or demonstrative.
He was of a lively disposition, and proba
bly said something in a sportia manner to
the officer. What the beginning of the row
was about he (Spaeh) could not say.
AT THE COl'IlT IIOl'sE.
Following tue murder the greatest ex
citement prevailed, and Momberg, one of
the murdered man's companions, called
loudly for vengeance. Deputy Marshal
Mcggs offered him the alternative of going
away peaceably or of being arrested, and
lie chose the latter, saying that he wanted
to co where they took Rohn.
Gedney surrendered his revolver and
himself to Megcs, and together with Mom
berg ami the body of Rohn, was taken to
the court house in a carriage.
On reaching the court house the murdered
man's body was laid out in the hall, and
Dr. I). B. N'orthup summoned. An exam
ination disclosed that the shot had entered
the body at a point slightly to the right
of the meredlau line of the chest at the
fourth rih. The bill penetrated the left
lung and death had resulted from hemor
rhage. the nnsoxEit
Gedney on reaching the jail was booked
on a charge of murder and given into the
de-tody of Sheriff McDowell. He was not
locked up, but was placed under guard in
the jailor's sleeping room, in the rear of the
Sheriff's office. To a reporter of the L'liion
"1 shall not say anything about the affair
till I am called before the coroner's jury
tomorrow. All lhaveto.ay now Is that
It bad to hap'wn. Mv conscience is clear.
I did in) duty as an officer, the best I knew
how under the circumstances."
"Was the man vou shot drunk?" was
"1 don't know as he was so very drunk,
and that is all I will say now."
Gedney at the time was Iving on a cot.
He did not appear to be very much excited
over the affair. Although he refused to talk
to a reporter, the prisoner was more com
municative to several of his fellow-officers,
and made statements to several of them,
including Deputy Marshal Thomas Weller.
The lalter, in an answer to questions, re
plied: "All I have to say about the affair
is, that if I had been In Gednej's place, I
would have done the same thing. As I un
derstand the case, the dead man was reach
ing for bis gun and trving to run a bluff ou
Gedney. Hewanltdto prevent the arrest
of the drunken man."
IHlll.N WAS r.VAllMEl).
In connection with this statement Mr. L.
11. Spaeh, one of Holm's companions, said
that he did not believe that Rohn made any
motion to reach for a pistol. The deceased
was not a man of excessive drinking hab
its, by any means. Wnlle working in the
city for over five months, he has not lost a
a dav's woik from any cause, and has never
been known to get Into any trouble.
When the body was examined at the Jail
no weapons were found on him. His com
panions all testify that be was STerse to
carrying a weapon. He had repeaWdly as
serted that a mas Is a coward who! would
carry a pistol. After tho examination of
the body at the jail it was removed to tho
morgue, on II strietvvlure It awaits the
coroner's Inquest today.
The deceased Is a iiiin about SO j ears of
age. He was quite tall and well built. His
complexion was daik and lie wore a large
black moustache, and was by trade a gal
vanized Iron cornice maker. He had onlv
been married about one month. Ills wife
was the widow of his brother, and came
out fn in Springfield, Ohio, to marry him
about n month ago, and her father, Mr.
Williniii Stuck'er. arrived in the city a few
davs a .
Sine coming to this city Rohn has been
very industrious and has saved up some
Ed O'Donal, proprietor of the Adelphi
hotel, said the deceased had lodged at Ills
place for some mouths after he arrived in
J. E Offut it solicitor, was an intimate
acquaintance of tliedecexsed, having known
him and his wife in Springfield long before
thev came here. He said that Rohn was
highly esteemed as a quiet and useful citi
zen, wherever be was known, lie was a
prominent member of the Kuichts of
Pythias in Springfield, and stood high in
fter the removal of the body to the
morgue, r.d. O D.inal, on consultation with
Mrs. Offut took upon themselves the duty
of informing Mrs. Rohn of her husband's
murder. On arriving nt the house at 1145
Third street. Mrs. Offut broke the news as
gently as she could. The moans of the poor
woman were pitiful to hear, and she de
manded that her husband should lie brought
to her. After explanations to the etlec'
that it would be Impossible to see him be
fore morning, Mrs. Rohn finally became
TOOK THE HONORS.
Kditor ffe-l'i Humor KMhue tho lllka
nnd Ladles at Columbus.
Colnmbus I,odge N'o. S7, II. P. O. Elks.
of Columbus, gave a very brilliant social
last evening in their new and richly furn
ished club-room. The guests present from
Springfield were Exalted Ruler I) T. West,
of Springfield Lodge Xo. 51, II. P. O. E.,
Mr. and Mrs. R. I). Bruce and Mr.and Mrs.
Morris A. Ilayward. The affair was des
ignated a ladies, social, and the fair sex
were present in great number. Siiub "very
magnificent toi'ets were displayed. The
supper was a splendid affair and was suc
ceeded by a dance. The principal toast of
the evening. "The Ladies" vv as responded
to by Exalted Ruler West, in a manner
that won the applause and admiration of all
present The Columbus Journal charac
terizes Mr. West's response as a most elo
quent effort, and the Columbus correspon
dent of the Cincinnati Enquirer tele
graohs: The honors of the evening in an oratori
cal way were carried off bv Brother D.
Thornton West of Springfield (Ohio)
lodge, who' responded to tho toast "The
Lsdies." and Brother S. X. Cook, ot Xo.
37. who responded to "The Eiks." Brother
West was particularly h ippy in the many
hits he made, and kept his listeners in a
continual good huiinr.
WE'LL LOOK OUT.
Urbana Relates llrr Kxperleuc With an
On Saturday the Reptiimc published an
item stating that a genuine 1801 silver dol
lar, which is at present worth SSS0, had
been seen in Springfield in the hands of a
traveling man at the Lagomla house. The
Urbana Cltlzrn copies the item and adds:
Onlv a few months ago a traveling man
was in Urbana with one of the coinsof 1801
in Ills possession. The man became very
hard up. and knowing the value of the coin
of that date, sought to make a raise. The
valuable coin was presented to one of our
businessmen, who saw a chanca tn gather
in a few hundred on the precious coin. He
planked down an even hundred dollars for
it The man was happy to make the stake
and the business man was pleased with hfs
speculation. The coin was forwanied to
Washington, but after a few days it came
back with the information that it was no
good. In place of being a coin of IS01. It
was one of 1S01. changed to that of 104
The man was out S90.. Look out, Spring
field. EASANTLY SURPRISED.
Flute)' Friend Iltslege Him In
Mr. Alex. Flnley. son of Dr. Finley, 243
south Limestone street, was pleasantly sur
prised last evening by the following young
friends: Misses Carrie Iudlow, Hattie
Thrasher, Clara Fleming, Cora Turner,
Georgia Franklin, Kate Dean, Katie Baker,
Jennie Armstrong, Iilrdle Come: Masters
Will Xorth. Ed Fleming, Ernest Bennett
Clarence BirSer. Willis Weaver, Frank
Elliott Clarence Yount and Wilbur Trout
The evening was beautiful, without, and
within doors the "bleeztng ingle blinked
bonilv" and bright the lamps shone" o'er
fair girls and timid, admiring Imjs. Re
freshments were served during the even:n
and in pleasing pastime the hours fled awav
unconsciously until "Chanticleer shook off
the potherj" snaw, and hailed the morning
with a cheer, a cottage-rousing craw."
C. C. C. 4 I. Knglue llurrls the !ean:.
ptpM, With Fatal KRect.
Switch engine 372. C. C. C. .fcl. railroad,
burst a steam-pipe at Evendale, near Lock
land, early Tuesday morning. Martin J.
llerron, aged 21, a brakeman. Conductor
Dan O'Day and Engineer James O'Keefe
were in the cab and were seriously burned
by the coals and escaping steam. llerron
was fatally scalded. He was taken to the
Cincinnati hospital. The engine was
The flues burst In the fire-box and scat
tered flame in every direction.
Fire communicated to the framework of
the cab. but it was extinguished before it
made much headway.
The engine had been making up trains
and was returning to Cincinnati vv lieu the
ATE THE WRONG OYSTERS.
A nicThaHkcitliii: Feast at the VillFge
On Tuesday last there came to Cedarville
by express two buckets containing ten gal
lons of O) sters addressed to 1. B. Boe.
Clifton. O.. says the Cedarville JlrniM.
He was notified and the next day came
over after them. He hadn't ordered any
oysters, but supposed that some friend in
tended that he should have a great Thanks
giving feast. That night the whole town
of Clifton turned out and gave thanks in
the usual way a day ahead of time. Such
a feast of oysters was never dreamed of lie
fore In that dreamy town. Finally, after
the oysters had all been disposed of. the
express company received notice to reship
them to DeCliff, O.. as they had been ad
dressed to Clifton by mistake.
Session ot the
The last entertainment of the Dairy
Maids' Jubilee, which was postponed on ac
count of the weather, will be held in the
new G. A. R hall, on Market street, Tues
day evening, December 13. The bazar of
fancy articles will be open for purchase and
inspection Tuesday afternoon. Among tie
articles for sale Is a quantity of handsomely
d -essed dolls. Any articles left over from
t :6 afternoon sale will be sold at auction
after the evening programme, which w'll
be announced in the REri:m,ic in due
A Clearance Sale.
The ladies will find a good line of nice
millinery at Mrs. Kenrick's. in the Arcade.
A grand clearance sale will begin at once,
and many bargains may be had.
LOCAL LAW MAKERS.
The City Conicil Takes a Lively Turn at
the Municipal Wheel Tues
Proposed t'iireliaefir the Old ll.mt High
Htreet School I ot Discunsed Changolii
the City Itiilldilic I'l.tna Mr. Ilur-
ilill Talks nt the I'otire.
The city council met in regular session
lat (Tuesdav) evening. Willi President
Thomas in the chair. The following mem
bers were pre-ent: Berlew, Burnett, Crum
ley. Dicus, Fried, Funk, Hoppes, Lav
bourn. McKenna, Xetts, Slack and the
The minutes of the previous meetirg
were read, approved and signed, aftir
which business was disposed of as follows:
By the clerk Treasurer's receipt for
S11.240.5S, money reieived from Albert
Xetter, of Cincinnati, for market houe
bonds. Placed on tile.
By til solicitor An ordinance amenilirg
an ordinance regulating the public sale of
hay and wood in this city, providing that
the hay and wood market be established on
the east side of north Market street, an
property leased by the city from E. 5.
Kelly. First reading.
By the solicitor An oral report concern
ing the petition which had been referred ti
him, asking that an ordlnmce bo passed
prohibiting people from trespassing on
railroad j anls. He thought su.-h an ordi
nance would bo ot doubtful validi'y,
and did not think it would hold
if It were contested. He
could not, therefore, recommend the pas-
saga of sucli an ordinance. .Mr. Fried
thought that if the railroads did not want
the citizens to walk through their aards
they might move their yanls out into the
By Mr. Fried a coininuiiieatiou from
Thomas Watt and Tannic J. Watt protest
ing that the city ouht not tn pav Jo-eph
Ihilan for curbing and guttering in front of
a lot on Yellow Springs street, lietn ten Cen
tral aveii33 and i?:ule street, because the
work was not done according to tl.e re
quirements of the ordinance. Referred.
By Mr. Laybourn a petition of S. ET
Huffman and nfty other propeity o.vner
on Front street and vicinity, for a f.xit
brido'e ovur Mill race, at the foot of Chest
nut avenue, so that residents in that vieini
ty m!ght the moreiasily reach the groceries,
fare alarm, etc, etc Referred.
By Mr. McKenna. of the committee on
water works Pay ordinance to
Water Works trustees, lowering pips ?I7 :o
By Mr. Fried, of the police committee
Pay ordinance to
l),Ii.nreen.jinltor pollen court. .. . li0
It V.Ch1t.hammr h.irelles.. HM
John K'lnncr. superintendent ol chain
gang iE 3 CO
By Mr. Crumley, of the sewer committee
Pay ordinance to
1). 1. .Minaaan. account Market street
ewer S1.A0O fO
I. F. Mloatian, account York street ex-
tension ... . . . .... 400 00
By Mr. Funk, of the city improvement
committee Pay ordinance to
Patrick Doolaa, crossings .. .
vrmstr-ng Ilros . crosilng plates
V C. Holler, work
5o I 74
lames Olds, work
Joseph Polan, workou lllen street....
By Mr. Xetts. of the claims committee
Pay ordinance to
J. S Shewalter. salary and cash Pill
A. N'.ionimcrj. pay for transcript 1 i
By Mr. Slack, of the printing committee
Pay ordinance to
Burkeye Prlntlnj: Co . printing roll calls it 00
By Mr. Dicus. of the finance committee
Pay ordinance to
Probate court, expenses , ,,, ..scn .7
By MV. Berlew, of theanditingcommittee
Report that reports of the police court
clerk and welglnnaster for the month of
October had been examined and found cor
By Mr. Funk, of the city improvement
committee A report that the committee
had met a committee appointed by the
board of education and conferred with ref
erence to the purchase by the city of the
old east High street school lot so that the
city might use the gravel on the lot for city
purposes. The committee offered a reso
lution instructing tlielinance comnuiteeand
the city solicitor to confer with the board
of education with reference to the purchase
of the lot and that if the lot can be bought
for S.'.OOO they be authorized to buy it, if
sneh purchase can be made according to
Mr. Funk stated that lie thought the
Ljravel taken from the lot might be used ou
tne streets oi me city, and that after the
gravel supply was exhausted a retaining
all could be built a'ong the lot and the
property sold for fully as much as had
been paid for It
Mr. Burnett thought the gravel In th? lot
was no good at all for street puroses and
was of the opinion that if the city would
6e compelled to use the grave! from the lot
on the streets the property would be dear
at donation. Hi moved that the whole
matter go over for one week, and his mo
tion was carried.
President Thomas called attention to the
fact that council had not yet tlnnttely de
cided whether the city hall in the n-vv
Market-house should be in the Market
f street or the Center street end of the bu.Id-
mg, and that Architect Cregar desired to
know about the matter so that he might at
nce prepare the plans for the foundation
of the building. A recess of five minutes
was taken to enable the members to exam
'w the revised plans submitted by Mr.
At the expiration of the recess, Jlr. B.ir
nett moved that therevised plans presented
by Architect Cregar. contemplating placing
the city hall in the Center street end of the
building, be adopted. The motion was
MISCELLANEOUS AND OlUlIXAN'CUS.
Under the head of miscellaneous busi
ness Mr. Burnett nsjueated the city solici
tor to call rn the police force and state to
he officers' just what their duties and rights
were. He thought that the officers had no
right to go about at night and break Into
people's houses and places of business,
club citizens half to death and commit oth
er dep-edations and ov ert acts. He thought
that if matters became much worse the citi
zers would have to be authorized by council
to carry revolvers to protect themselves
against the police force.
By the clerk second reading of an onli
nance to vacate a certain alley therein de
By Mr. Funk that the committee on
city improvements be Instructed to put a
crossing across H'gli street, at St Raphael
school, and that S-M be set aside for the
By Mr. Dicus that the sanitary marshal
notify Thomas Sharp to clean his sidewalk
on the west side of East street within five
By Mr. Crumley That S25 be set aside
out of the Taylor street sewer fund to con
nect the gutter across the end of Summer
street with the catch basin. Adopted.
By Mr. Xetts That the owner of the
property on the northeast comer of Main
and Light streets be ordered to relay the
sidewalk abuttlngon said property on
Light street, with brick within thirty days.
By President Thomas That demand be
made on the coanty treasurer for two -
thirds, as near as mav Ik of the eurrei i
collection of taxes due the city of Sim'..
Council then, on motion, ndj nt !)'.
SPRINGFIELD TxJU'En .
The IVoiiiti-rful II
1 1 'III (1114 i!st '
V e-iiii.iu., ,
tilin" (minor.. Hand.
Tonicht at the Grand the Ila'vk vil
produce their great spectaenhar ex
za, "I,e Voyage en Suis-e." The i.V-V
been een in Springfield, but it is . vl
'.irsc pieces of vvhicu theater-goers n.-.-tire.
l"r the list three years "Le Voyage rn
Suisse" has l-eii In F.urnpc. It hvs b
o'odueed in E'is'and, France. Germany
Italy, and even in Russia. The company
had what an American would think er
amusing experiences. Tlis company could
nl.v id ty three nights a week. This was
Mused hi the delay in getting the scenerv
uoved from one place to another. In tin
trst place, only a stellon or aeartould be
itj.ji.esl at a time. That is the mwinu.
rule, the idta being that each one shall hav.
an equal opportunity The baggage ami
scenery ars therefore, moved in section,.
I'lion r nurt ,.? ...I ....
.......... .,.., ...j. i. enter hi the same
state or prov inee or not. the custom bouse
officials closely and verv deliberately exam
ined the properties of theco npany. That of
ours- causes a great Heal of delay. Only
uv-e actors traveled regularly with theshow
The H.aulotis themsehrs are fluent lin
guists, b-u Hie other mnbers were not s
acompli-hed. and thev had r. b iustru-t-e-ltosnetk
lhir lines in the language o'
the eouritrv wotrethej wvre p'avio.r. Upon
arriving in a city, actors weru.procired for
tlM minor puts and in-tru 'ted m them
1 hi-company would p!y week and then
spend aweek ia travilu.jand rehearsing.
The llanloi.s were t,ie great-it ai-robat-and
gvmnasts tint the wori.I ever mw al-
inougn they were the first on this sido of
tlw water. It is very remarkable that such
good gjuuiasts should makosae'i good aet
ors. When thf y brought out "Le Voyage
nSii-se" it was something that was en
tirely new. aad it vadl probably never grow
secure your .ats now at Harris's.
That brightest of bright sotihrettes. Mi,s
Jennie ream ins. will apjK-ar at Black's on
Inursdav evening. December 1st in "Our
lenioe." a come.lv uiitten especially f.ir
her. The Chicago Time sajs of Mis Vea
nians: ""Histrionically merleans hale reproof,
tolerate instructions arid court entertain
ment. Titey had rather laugh than cry by
way of emotional divert -waient. That's
why the clever, frolicsome, soubrette star
has taKen m.-h a firm hold on their affea
ilons And of this cl of performers one
of the most delightful is Jennie Yeitims.
All h-r work, singing danclu;. hanj pl.iy
Ing nnd byplay i- dime with kittenish gaiety
that is alwavs eaplivatliie, beca-ise 1; puts
theaudleiMMat petfect ease, andmak-sone
feel that the performer Is just a:nu-iig uer
self. 'Our Jennie' was written tv Cay
Greene, best known as theaulh o- of Tee
Golden Giant ' H U co.nHly. of cotn.
but it Mints a moral. Mi-s YeamanVi
support includes Messrs. Johu P. Burke. J.
J. Macready. Allen Damond, Colin X rrey
ar.d Fusl. M. M.ayer. nnd Mi-.es Kanl)
Stow ard K zzi- Masters. In th s-coud
act Miss Ycamans .!! ing a seven-verse
medley in seven dlaleeri and iutn lura six
dctinet styles of dancing."
Secure your seats atO H. P-eree i Co.'s
The mils! -lovers or Springfield ere fn
have a r-.il treat on Friday evening in the
production at Black's of tfiat coaming
comic oiera. "The Little Tycoon." The
original Temple Theater company, of Phil
adelphia, will produce the opera, and not
the conipanv of am iteurs that appeared
here lst year. The op-r?. vviil lie staged
witn si-eat care and the grot eorupny ii
bo b.ieki-1 by its own orc'iestra of ten niu--lel.ans
The Philadelphia 7'mirsssys:
"The orebi-tra i-, large and ti. Jifml;
handled by Mr Fred Gaze!, who depends
more upon the harmony of stringed instru
ments tnoi on the noie of horns and cor
nets. The scenery, mounting and dre-sicg
were simply superb. The Interior of the
stcoml act was of the m.stg.)rgeoiis de
scription, and the transformation that fol
lowed was novel, startling ami a triumph
of modern mechanism. The panoramic
view or .New- Yoru Citv an 1 harbor. In the
arst act is very realistic ami pretty.
"It E Graham is a great farorite with
the audiences and his perform uua is en
titled to all praise. He i, a hne singer,
excellent actor, and manages to inruse
much humor into the scenes allotted to
General Kniekerboefcer. His two topical
soniVWnen I was a IJiy.'and 'Youcawn'l
do it you know,' are nightly enored again
EI.na Delaro is not only a talented
comedienne, bat has a mezzo voice of ad
SaU can be obtained at C. II. Pierce A
That rattling skit "The Tin S'dller."
will b given at the Grand on Friday night,
witli that m rth provoker. K i.'em Can-tie'das-Rits."
The Sin Francisco CiH
says of the p-rformance:
"Messrs. Hoyt and Thomas's "Tin Sol
dier" company- opened at the Bash stmt
last evening to a full house. The perform
ance excited roars ot laiuhter. There have
been suie changes to the cast since the
piec was given herj before, but wv do no:
see that the mirth of it is thereby affected.
The general direction In an extra vaganz v
like the "Tin Soldier" l. we presume, that
each should strive to l- as funny as he or
she can. The individual in front has noth
ing to do lint to laugh Hoyt's work is a
rattling affair, from Ix-ginnlng to end."
Seats are now- on sal.- at Harris's.
V OIL5Io1:e concert.
Band Master Gdmore, with his entire
band, are now on their vvav to N'ew Yi.ri
city, finishing up tl.e fall tour, after an ex
tended and successful stay ot nine weeks at
the St. Louis and Km-is City expositions
Tills, the greatest of musical organiza
tions, will be at the Grand opera house on
Sundav. December 4. when they will give
usati even'ngof su-h music as Is never
heard outside of the Gilmore concerts.
Of course, when he appears the e.xp -cta-
tionsofthe people will be raised to the
highest pitch, for thosa who shall h-ar him
then for the first time. It is safe to say their
anticipations will be more than reallz i
for it is impossible to describe tho thriibn.
effect of hU music It must bi liinl I!
sides his full corps of soloists, he 1 eer en
panied by the prima donna. Miss Letitia
Fritsch, who i sreiken or as one of the few
bnliiaut Am-r.c.an artists. It will indeed
be a grand entertainment.
The Disciples of Christ are holding a
series of gospel meetings in Temperance
hall, corner of High and Mechanic streets.
The evangelist. Klder R. S. Groves, of
Hamilton. Ohio, is preaching each evening
at 7:30. The subject for tonight will t e
"Pulling Down the Strongholds of Satan
the Weapons to Use and How to U
Them." The public are enrdiilly iaviled
l'rol.alily i 'fiur.
A rumor was prevalent on the streets tl is
afternoon that 3Irs Ida Wheldon. the
woman vv bom Tom. Coleman asstulttdon
Sunday, was dead. The rumor coi.ld not
be verified and is not probably founded In
fact If the woman should die, it will go
hard vv ith Coleman.
Mr. Dan. Shaw, the celebrated fancy bil
liard aud pool player, will give an exhibi
tion of his skill this evening at tne Lagomla
house billiard parlor. The exhibition will
Don't forget to call at the Lagonda house
1 air dressing parlor. Ladles and children's
hair rnttinir a snecfatti St M ftrlrvitt.
BEGEHBES GLEU1KE SUE!
Dress Gaods Department
Ve c ill attention fa the li.,3
of Wool Suitings at the ex
tremely fow price of
25c. p;r yahd.,
AXIl .10 LIlir.ST05F..sr.
WEDNESDAY, N0Y. 30.
We want to give you some
advance holiday notes today.
I'he goods are arrivingr and
being put into stock as fast as
busy hands can do it ; by Sat
urday morning our display,
will be complete, and our for
mal opening will take place ;
meanwhile listen to some ot
this season's prices :
Ben-Hur, General Wallace's
great book which has always
been sold at S1.50, we will
sell to you for 95c.
500 volumes of the Arling
ton edition ol 12 mo. cloth
bound books, all standard'
works, usually sold at 50c;
Our Price, 25c. a volume ; 500
will be all of the 25c lot we
will have, and our advice to
you is to bu'2y.
Cnudren s cooks will
cupy a great deal of our at
tention during the holiday
season, and we are confident
that, as in former years, our
prices will be lower than any'
other house in the business.
Watch for our Bargain Day
list in tomorrow's paper ; we
are going to do better for you.
this Friday than ever. As be
lore stated, it is our intention
to make every Friday a Spec
ial Bargain Day. Certain
lines-of goods will be sold on
that day away below the reg
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Springfield Seed O.,
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SPRINGFIELD, - - OHIO.
WASTi:o-A few ant elasi gealleacB
boarders; good, arst-clatt table toard:
good rooms, and in tact, every arcmrao
d&ttou tu make home pi-attnt. ehT
In connection go4 park and 'all eoBTai
leneesof a tint class boas TI-rtoaats
situated In center of a park aad eonva
lent to at! depots, alao PudoHeeaad Olo
K.!'fe& ..w - . :3jy-.eC,Y
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