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VOL. XXXIII NO. 292
SPRINGFIELD, O., MONDAY -EVENING DECEMBER 12. 1887.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WasaiiamB. Doe. U Okie
armer. fair weatfcer.
Springfield, Om 1
December 10. 1887. J
So says the president. A
popular Christmas cry, that
Everybody wants "tantt re-
lUCCd. SO as tO make UlOI
Jrau mnnAuim tr nnet:.
b!e. We know that. We
have acted on the knowlege.
-In such seasonably suitable
things as Mufflers, Si k Hand
kerchiefs in fancy embroid
ered and initial, Smoking
Jackets and Umbrellas of all
kinds, and we have reduced
the tariff on them right down
to wholesale pricess for the
: AS TO CLOTHING.
. We make the clothing we
sell. We know the stud that
is in it and the work that is in
it. We sell direct to wearers
of clothing; we sell at such
prices that there is no room
for dealers' profits, but only
manufacturers' profits. That
this is your advantage you
need not be told.
If you are for serviceable
wear in Suits or Overcoats,
Rubber Goods or Hats, we
have everything a little
cheaper than everybody else.
Come see us about it.
25 and 27 West lain Street.
Glace Cherries, French ; Glace
Apricfts, FrMcfc ;.CrysUL-J
ized Strawberries, French.
Crystalized Cherries. French.
iver UBOura uaisias, tiii
onf UeniOH Pwl, Orange
Feel, 1 reach rraiifw, riis,
Curruto, Peeled reaches,
Uupeeled Peaches, Apricots,
Blackberries Pitted Cher
ries, California Almods, Tar
ragon Almonds, Buckwheat
Flour, Cape Cod Cranberries,
JERSEY SWEET POTATOES,
Cocoa Nats, Spanish Onion?,
Jtalasa Wrap s, Jamaica
Orant; :, Sweet Cider, Hom
iny, Hominy Grits, Beans.
The inert lot ot Crackers ia
the city. The aboTe goods
are ail Hew and fresh.
J. M. NIUFFER.
Oil Cloth. Hardware,
Mantel.. Gratr., dlai.
GEO. A. DIEHL,
4 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST.
1 shall begin Monday morning. Xo
i ember US. to reduce ray stock of Gro
ceries, and shall make special Cash
Trices. A good Boasted Coffee for 25c
Big Keiuction in Tess.
SI 03 TVas for Tie
7V Teas for "Oe
.ur Tras for rc
50c Teas for 40c
40c Teas for SOc
3ScTea for "c
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
WKoOBf In """-IT"'"-"" "
t vMarvkvf Bra.'iBurat
iKautmiwiani o a
TEN YEARS FOR HARPER.
Hut Impreative Sana in the Ocurt Eocm
The Witt in Her 8tooy Orief-The
Crowd ia Tear.
Hftrpor tloea at Ooro to Columbu. High
Llcene at Philadelphia It Will
Kaork Many aalooa Iterpor.
Oat ff tba Buslnesa.
Br Ike Aesoclatte Tnn.
CiHcis.vvn, O. Pee. 13 The greatest
crowd yet gathered in the corridors of the
U. S. court mom assembled this morning.
, beTetliii for the opening of ecitrL
- ittasaliM impossible lor the ladles to
lift in at the public door, and only those
who had friends to show them private en
trances could reach the court room. At 10
o'clock Judge Safe appeared alone, Judge
Jackson having been called to hold court at
Covington. The court was opened, and
seven minute later the Jury tiled in. As
soon as they were seated Judge Sage asked
if they had agreed upon their verdict The
foreman said they had. At this point Mr.
Black burn called the court's at
tention to the absence of the
defendant. "Let Mm be brought in."
aid the judge. In two minutes. Marshal
XTrner entered, followed by Mr. Harper and
his wife, and Miss Matthews. When they
were seated, the clerk took the sealed en
velope, enclosing the sentence, tore it open
and read the fatal words:
"We, the Jurj, find the defendant guilty,
as charged in the Indictment"
One man, away back, began to clap his
hands, but was quickly stopped. This ver
dict meant guilty on the 33 counts left for
the jury to act upon, lliere was no outcry
from either of the women Mrs. Harper
sat as if traiubied, but Miss Matthews
found relief In tears, which she struggled,
with all tier power, to repress. Mr. Black
burn moved an arrest of Judgment, which
the court iustantly over ruled.
Then District Attorney Burnett movtd
for an Immediate sentence, and that the
sentence be cumulative. Judge Sage, in a
somewhat lenctiiy opinion, stated the result
of investigation on question ofcumulatite
sentences in a case like this ami this gate
some relief to the suddenness of the blow
upon Mr. Harper's family, lie hnally
over-rnled the motion and asked If defend
ant had an) tiling to say before sentence
was pronounced upon him.
Mr. Blackburn said thedefemiant wished
to speak through him, aid to say that he
had nothing to add to what had been said.
except to thank' the court for its fair. Im
partial treatment and ask the court to be
as merciful as circumstances and the law
At lu.-iS the court directed, Harper to
stand up. It was a most distressing scere.
The strong man stood erect, with the tears
coursing down his cheeks, but with no oth
er sign of emotion sue his blanched face.
Behind his cha)r.with bowed head, sat Ills
wife, in an agony that had no better mani
festation than the wringtag'of her hands.
Tears did not come to her ejes. Miss
ataltne ngias Wa 4aWaNaUef?
but still repressed hex sobs, and in
her own distress reached over to try
to comfort her sister by a touch. So they
sat while the court, with Impressive solem
nity, recited the usual form of sentence,
sa lug that the evidence left no doubt of
the defendant's guilt and the offence mer
ited the highest penalty of the law, which
the court would now impose ten years in
the Ohio penitentiary, and that the marshal
convey Mm thither at once. There was no
outer-. Mr. Harper sat down, turning to
his wife. Their eyes met Her arms were
around his neck. UU arms encompassed
her. The silence in the court room was
awful. The Jury wept. Women and meu
all over the court room were iu tears. The
silence was broken by Mr. Blackburn mak
ing a last request to the court that the or
der for immediate imprisonment be t "s
pended. Judge Sago denied the request, and re
peated the order to the marshal to comey
Ira to Columbus today, at 10.00.
The jury was discharged.
Marshal Urner conducted the defendant
to the marshal's office.
Tlio saloon nuslnras It r.lvos aTreineod-
oii. Blow In p.nn.ylvnnln.
Pmi.AiiEiriiiA, Dec 12. The new high
license law passed b) the last legislature
promises to drive out of the liquor business
not nnlv those w ho cannot afford to pay the
$5,000 license fee, but also many wealthy
dealers, who will find it Impossible to se
cure the necssarv bondsmen.
A COLD DAY IN COURT.
The Hteani Heating Apparatus Out off Or
der and th. Trmpormture W.y Down.
The court house w as as cold as a barn to
day, the "return pipes" in the steam heat
ing apparatus having been removed Friday
to make room for the necessar) larger
ones. The grates were powerless to w arm
the building, and Clerk rUbbltt said in
stead ot common pleas, it ought to be called
the court of "come an' freeze." The fol
lowing business was rushed through:
Charlotte W. Brecknell vs John W.
Brecknell et al. I,eae to defendant. Mary
Xewell. to answer herein forthwith, and
Marv K Baldwin vs. Henry Baldwin et
al. Bond of tnitee approv ed and General
Keifer. as master commissioner, discharged
and his bond released;
James X. (Nbou vs E. P. Torbert et al.
Default opened and leave to defendants to
plead In hftenda)s.
Melv-nB. La)tn vs Dtnlel MrKiltlp
Defendant required to p'ead in ten das
Bridget Kennedy vs. Alex. Kbiir-onet
al. Judgment b) default, ii-',i CI, and or
der of sale.
O. M. Larklnvs Howell Waddle et al.
Judgment for plaintilT by default for
Sl.fll8.14 and order of sale.
The motion docket vv as called and the fol
lowing decisions made:
Daniel II. Kiibsam vs. John W. ltubsani
et al. Motion to strike out sustained.
George Shire) vs. D. II. Kubsam. De
murrer to petition overruled.
Iewis Thomases. Georira W. Bj master.
Demurea to (wtitlon sustained.
O. B. Trout vs. Gester S Bums, et al
Demurer to answer treated as motion and
sustained and the defendant allowed thirty
days to amend.
Court will practical!) adjourn on Wed
nesday. December 14.
Ou Saturday afternoon Officers McCIure
and Marshall arrested Will Ta)lor and
Charles Kinggold on the i harge of stealing
a sack of carpet rags from Mr. Balston, of
X'ortli street The rags were found at the
lesidence of Charles W. Low e, a carpet
weaver, ou Harrison street
Onlnfonnation received from St Patis
the police on Saturday night arrested F. C.
Welgawood, of Xo 54 south Factory street,
on the suspicion that he had stolen a team
of liorsea. Later tba Information was
found to be Incorrect and Mr. Welgawood
Two Ilart Clttaen. Un.nrceMrully Endea
vor to lliiuko Mr. Jinn LeflTel Out off
0,COO Tlio Mvlmll.nE.rnpa.
An uiiMitvrssful attempt was made en
Salurds) last bj two" bunko men to swindle
Mr. J antes Lcffcl, one of Springfield's
prominent and wealthy citizens. The
scheme the) yideaored to work on Mr.
Leffel is as old as the bills, and it rrsomc
w hat surprising that he allowed himself to
be led Into the plan of the bunkolsts as far
as he was.
Mr. Leffel was accosted an (he stnet Sat
urday morning b a haiMiMinie )oung
stranger who introduced nun-elf as the son
of a friend ot Mr. lrffel, and engaged him
Iu pleasant comersatiou. Soon the )oung
man invited Mr. I.'ffel to go with him to a
place where he had drawn some money in
a lottery, as he wanted to cash his ticket
Mr. Letfel accompgnled lilin to the residence
of a lad) on south Factor)- street but the
lad) 's name is not here given for obvious
reasons. In a neatly furnished front room
they found a man sitting at a table. After
a little conversation Mr. Leflel was In
duced to "try his luck." He won
S10, and tljen tried again. Tins
time he took several chances in partner
ship with his genial young friend, and they
wnn $10,000. The boss manipulator of the
scheme at the table was much exercised ap
parently by the heavy winning, but pro
fessed himself willing to pay the SlO.OoO
provided Mr. I-eftVI would deposit SO.000.
At this Mr. 1effel began to smell a mouse.
He agreed, however, to throw off suspicion.
to go to the bank and get the money. lie
w ent to the l.agonda National and laid the
matter before Cashier I. P. Jefferles, and
that gentleman soon opened his eves to the
true nature of the attempted swindle. The
police were notified, and Chief Ambrose
and Officer icklas, attiring themselves in
citizens' clething. proceeded immediately to
the nous where the men were stopping.
They were not there, but the landlad) said
tuey hail told her they would re
turn in an hour. The officers re
mained at the house nearly all of Saturday
aftemoon, but the men failed to appear.
The lady of the house was much surprised
when she learned the character of the men.
She said tli) had rested the room on Sat
urday morning for three weeks, and had
paid her SI in advance.
No trace of the swindlers has been dis
COD IS LOVE.'
Tlir t.lail Nrw. Wlilrh K.T. W. J. Flnl.y
V.1 III Boar to Otbr People.
The Itev. W. J. Finley. who has ac
cepted a call to Fairmont West Virginia,
will leave some time tomorrow for his new
held of work. He will be sadly missed b)
his many Springbeld friends, but by none
more than by his newspaper friends whose
offices be brighteaed every day or two by
his genial presence. This morning he
banded the followed to the Kei'iiii.ic for
publication : '
In taking leave of Springfield, I wish
to give expression to my feelings more de
liberately, through a more public channel,
and in a more permanent form, than I
could by any utterance from the pulpit My
ministry here has been one of care and
great anxiety, the burden of debt on the
cliuich, for lifting which I am in no way
btted, has been a source of aiueh anxious
thought, and my stay here has been "at
tended with much personal and family
afli'ction. We hav e met with two severe,
and almost fatal. accidents: but
all those things have compensation
in them. They have called out the sweet
spirit of s)mpatli) and charity, and given
ft ewphaaia of avpawiioa wbaa Jt other
wise would have been silent and inactive.
There is a reflex action In such things,
"Give, and it shall be given unto ou." Xo
"good Samaritan" act is ever lost
1 he peo I-. the press and the pulpit have
all b en v ery kind and courteous toward
me. and laudatory more than I deserve, for
all of which grateful acknowledgment Is
"Te believe in God, believe also in Me."
"In Me," the highest expression of human
ity, the exponent of" Its noblest and
grandest possibilities.., "God-manifest in
the llesh." I do believe tn the ultimate of
humanity as illustrated in Jesus, and your
kindness to the stranger has only intensi
fied this abiding faith.
And now, in all the richness and fullness
of Its meaning, and with all the warmth of
an inteuseand graceful nature, farewell!
I go to bear the gathered treaures of
thought and experisnee, accumulating with
ripening )ear. to other people and to tell
them the gladdest news the world has ever
heard, that "Ood is Love-"
W. J. FlNLfcV.
A XV ortli) Cause.
We have referred in our columns to the
efforts of the High school pupils t add to
their librar) some much-needed works of
reference. So laudable an enterprlee should
command the prompt and hearty support of
all citizens who believe iu tbe use of ample
facilities for-noiuiriui; accuracy and breadth
of information. As a means to this end,
these pupils have undertaken to secure an
audience for the Washington Gladden, wbo
will lecture under their auspices Thursday
evening next. We feel sure that our read
ers 111 gladl) avail themselves of the op
portunity of hearing this accomplished
writer and platform speaker. "The Best
Soclet)" is the appointed theme. Those
who seek in tbe lecture a means ot enter
tainment and instruction, are not surfeited
in this respect; and this is an additional
reason why theenUrpriseof our own )oung
people should be seconded in a substantial
manner. They de-eneeredit for the pluck
the) have shown in striving to help them
selves by undertaking a work which is often
attended with many difficulties. Believing
that the audience and lecture will be a pop
ular one, the price of admission has been
made very leasonable.
Particulars may be learned In our local
columns next week.
Thomas Kan, Injured In tho Market
fttreet sewor. Hie. off Hi. Injuries
Last Thursday Thomas Kv an, a laborer
residing In the rear ot -0.! east Main street
wis seriousl) injured while working ou the
Mitket street sewer, having several ribs
br iken and being injured internally. Dr.
I! ade attended hfm and he got along sp
psrentl) welt until Saturday, when he be
cimerapidlv worse, and atO o'clock that
evening died of his Injuries
Mr. Kan was 40 ears of age and had a
wife and two children. He was a brother
of Mr. Larry II) an, of Kinnane, Wren A
Co 's store. The funeral occurred this
morning at 9 o'clock from St itapbael's
Teuierance hall, comer of High aod
Mechanic streets, was crowded last even
ing. When the people hetr Elder Groves
once they want to hear him again. The
sermon this evening at 7.30 will oe ujK.n
fiat noted case. "The '1 hlef on the Cross."
It will be well worth hearing. The )oung
and those not members of church are espe
ciall) Invited b) the speaker to come to
night Kev. 11 L Willett the singing
evangelist, of l).i) toil, Ohio, is expected
here tonight, to sing and assist for a time
In the meetings. Two more men confessed
filth in Christ )esterda), and more will
co-ue this eve line.
Yesterday Offkers Marshall and McCIure
raided d I. Frank's saloon In the west end
and found it running full blast Frank was
arrested for violating tlieSunda) ordinance
and J. II. Snvder. George Landers, John
Dean, J. II. Schaffer. C. II. Stephens and
Oscar Ditscl were taken In for loitering
about a tippling house.
Try Braley & Barber for bard coal and
coke. Xo. 77 south Market street
HIS HOLY TEMPLE.
Solemn and Impreaivo Dedication of ts
Third Eoglith Lutheran Xfcurch,
Th. Thrro .r'cr In Itotall Tba Dedi
catory Mormon A Hnmt.omo Snb-
crlpllua Kntsed IVrmrrlp-
tlon off the Krtlflr..
The dedication of the handsome little
Third Lutheran church at the sonlhwett
corner of Center and Liberty streets, took
place )esterday (Sunday ) in a gratifying
iaannT. precisely three months after tbalf pringheld
laying of the corner stone, which occurred
tiivroKA of The cm kcii.
Early last spring the l.n'heran Minis
terial association, of which IVv. Prof. CUj
L. Ehrenfeld is president after a careful
canvass of the field, decided that there was,
an opening for a thlnt church in the south
ern part of the city, in a field which none
of the other churches could properly euIU-j
vate As an outcome or this two union
meetings were held at the First churcli.and
steps to that end taken. A committee oa
site was appointed, which finally settltsl on
the southern corner of Center and Liberty
streets, in what is known as Clark's wooAvi
The money necessary tn make the first pyft
ment was at once raised and the lot puM
chased. Kev. E. Lee Fleck, then comptevj
Ing a coarse In theolog' ,-vas selected as thai
missionary, and the choice has pi oven
wise and good one. Kev. Mr. Fleck is m
young man. full of enthusiasm, ability au
the sentiment of his Masters work.
Sunday afternoon, July 5, twenty-
persons signed as charter members of
church. A regular form of church com
tutlon was adopted and Jonas itebert
John P. Ljdav were elected elders
Christian Hanika and Martin L. Sise
mn. On Sntjmhir 23 thlrtv-ono ft
bers were received by letter, confirmatiea
and bsptl-iu, including the twenty-all;
above mentioned. The officers were alee
InsUIIrd at this time, and it was decided tb
apply for membership in Miami synod. j
T1IK I1L1I DING. "J
The chapel is plain and unpretentloM,
but very neat, comfortable and roomy. Its
size is 40x05 feet The main room Will
seat more people than the ardience room 4f
the Srcoud church. A large room U eat
off the rear for Bible clss and prayer
meeting and over this is an extensive
gallery. Tlio small room is connected
with sliding doors (Jver 590 people can be
ftimrnrtabi) seated, and ooo can be aecoei-1
la ftiituwrti ami it litrlifa iin tni ik voll 4
..wh..., ti,. la-Iti... 10 rt-A k....
of Patrick hot air luaters Win. S Ulad-
. - ,',,u
felter took the contract for the bmktiiig.
and it shows for itself that he has done his
woik weJ. Strange to relate lU-contract
price, 8.'. HO was decreased hvedollarf by
a few changes Instead of the uual blif In
crease. Mr. Gladfelter donated a ivy
tasty pulpit besides making a subscription
on dedication dav . John 1. Lyday did the
painting and finishing. :A
.Xotwlth'standiug the bwl weather,
AfirtlofiMMi t all thrt servient were, latvo
The' second church united In the morning
service, bringing along choir and pastor.
The forever, under the leadership of the
venerable P. A. Schindler, rendered some
tine music both morning and afternoon.
After aa.anthem by the choir tbe services
were opened ty thBopeninirterclsw-as
found in the church ritual, Kev. Fleck lead
ing. The pastor read the scripture lesson,
followed by prajer b) Kev. J. C. Zimmer
man. Kev. L A. Gotwald, D. D . pastor of the
Second Lutheran church, who has (mm Its
inception taken a great interest iu
building of the Third church, preached! the
dedication senuon from Psalm -0; 1, 2:
"The Lord send thee help from the sanctu
ary, and strengthen thee out of .ion. "The
theme was: "What are some of the ways
bi which God sends help and strength from
I. In the way of Div Ine resolution or re
II. God sends help and strength to his
people from the sanctuary In the way or
channel of religbus comfort and support
lit. God sends help and strength to bis
people from the sanctuary in the way of re
ligious stimulus or Incitement
IV. God sends help and strength from
the sanctuary to those, also, who are not
as yet His people, in the way of divine
awakening and spiritual renewal. God's
house is the spiritual birthplace of souls.
V. God sends help and strength from the
sanctuar) to the nation or state as well as
to Individuals, and to His church and peo
ple. VI. God, fromjhe sanctuary, sends con
stant and precious help and strength to His
pep!e,isthewarof preparat on for heavei .
As patriots, as Christians, as well-wishers
to society, as lovers of our community and
of our c .iiiitry, as friends of God and of
man, we all, then today, rejoice in the erec
tion ot this new house of God, this addi
tion of one more "sanctuary" to the sanctu
aries of our land. It stands here as a new
witness of Christ What matter for grati
tide! What a nsw b'eising from God to
u communit) ! W welcome It today
with jo) into thn sisterhood of Lutheran
churches and of all the churches of our
city, and state, and nation, and world.
MR. ZIMVIKUVI VV AS A UN VVCICIt
At the close of the sermon Itev. J. C.
Zimmerman, of York. Pa , secretary of the
board of church extension, and brother of
John L. Zimmerman, esq . of this city, was
introduced. One of his fortes is raising
menev on sucli occasions and be soon dem
onstrated that he was an expert at It The
pastor was called on for a statement which
he made as follows: Cost of lot SI. 100:
cost of building, S2.140; funiace, SiJT;
glass, 90; curbing, pavement and inciden
tals. 311,?; estimated cost of pews and pul
pit furniture. $350; total. S4 000. Paid on
lot 8300; value of Xorth street chapel, do
nated b) First church (31.500. less incum
brance of SJ50 net). S1.-J50; total, S1.550
Leaving an Indebtedness of 52.430 unpro
Kev. Mr. Ziniinernnn's fusilade of wit,
1 umor, pathos ami appeal soon raised a sub-i-iription
of Sl.O'.'J JJJ more than he bar
gained tor at first
In the afternoon services Kv. W. W.
Pierce, pastor of the Lagonda avenue Con
gregational churcl . made tl e oce ling
pra)er. Excellent ten minute aidreesi,
appropriate to the occas on. were m ide b)
Kev. Dr. George II Fullerton. pvdor of the
Second Presbyterian church and Kev. Prof.
J. W. KIchard, of fe Theological semin
arj. Kev. Mr. Zimmerman gave another
"financial exhortation," and raised au addi
t V KNIMl l llVICr.
The congregation of the First Lutheran
church and Its splendid choir took their
tcm in tbe evening and the house was
packed. Kev. Fleck pronounced the Inv o
eationant Dr. Uelwig read the scripture
Ijsson, afttr which Dr. Ort offered pra)er.
Dr. Heiwig then preach d a v ery Impres
sive and powerful sermon, based on the
word of God as found in Epheians 5: J7.
"That he might present It to him
self a glorious church, nit having
spot or wrinkle, or any such
tblng. but that It should b- hoi) and
without blemish " At its eoncliidon Mr.
Zimmerman tried the eft ct of his elo
quence and wit with good success, securing
SJ'.S additional, including basket collec
tions. This list was headed by Mr. C. C
Funk and faintly giving S70. The total
raised during the day was SI, 510. The
iledtcatiou was conducted by Kev Dr. S A.
Ort president of Wittenberg college, and
president of the general sjnod. according
to the forms laid down in tbe lit urg). which
are very solemn and Impressive indeed.
After the pastor had fervently and ear
neatly thanked all those wbo had given so
liberally the long meter doxology was sung,
and, the benediction pronounced by Dr.
Y. M. C. A.
MiuaJMiM-tlig To Isht at lllat k'a Optra
J Hi u a Not...
IA ruat s meeting in the Interest of the
Young Men's Christian Association will be
held at Black's tonight Interesting ad
dresses will be made by S. X. Birrce and
John Dodds, of Da) ton, and others. Fine
Music by large male choir under the leader
ship of Professor A. K. Aldrich. The
Meeting Is open to all.
3 A rar.i musical treat Is In store for those
If ho aiinid Black's opera house this even
leg l'r an hour vesterdar afternoon
tweut) male volies, undtr Professor Al-
rlchs experienced leadership, sang ser
iral of the selections to be rendered to-
light The iro(VsMr said he never had
let so many line readers together In
rhe following Is the make-up
IP f the choir:
Leader Professor Aldrich.
Tenors (Jeorue Frankenbure, J. C.
Ileed, Dr. Vance. Frame IUrnctt Forrest
bee. II. Humphreys, C. C. Kellmer and
essrs. McCutcheon. Sellers. Beck. I.eec!i.
inn and Mmoi .
Basses J. It Linn, II. A. Pearce, D.
territt. A. lUivlins, C Lcedle. Charles
Slack. M. C. Williams, C. Boirgess. A.
KodgerN W. X. Scliaetfer, O. F.U)pes and
Messrs. Black and Uiuwood.
They will render several selections.
The meeting tonight at Black's ortera
nouse is oivfi) to an. rresrut Ind'cations
point to a very full house. If need be ar
rangements will be made for an overflow
Thn rehearsal of the male choir for to
night's meeting whs so eminently satisfac-
lory that a perm ment male choral society
which would be a credit to Springfield
was discussed freel) and will probably re
sult Eight) )oung men were at )estenlay's
meeting at the Set owl l're-bterian church.
F. W. Barrett led The quartette rendered
several new selections vrry creditably.
Xext Sunda) D. W. Burns, of Center street
church will lead. The topic will be the
Wills of the Bible."
IN THE GLOAMING
Mart Rhon.niii Gnmhllnr fltora Raided
by llir Police on Sunitsy Ev.ulng.
For several vv ( eks it has been rumored
that Mart Khonemus, the king bee among
local gamblers, was running a room on
Market etreet. between Main and High,
but the polite were unable to catch him
About fi o'clock last (Snnda) ) evening.
however. Officers Wilson and Delacey
caught him de-id to rights. Feeling assured
that a lrsmewas in trorpsln l!iirooin tlio
omcers ,ook ,heir s,anii f the hanway
, .. . -,.,, ,,,,1 .hMllHn, ,., ...
.rwtunHy omcea'eii llieir patlt-nce was
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Guvn rut, r ta.l fur i
soon revvsr led. for a man opened the door
and started out into the hallns). Officer
Wilon stepped quickly through the open
door into the room ami walking up to the
table at which live men were pta)Ing cants
seizl the money which lay on the table.
Informing the play rs tint they
might consider themselves under
arrest The men were pla)Ingseven-np
for twentv-hve cents a corner. '1 here was
only 3I.-0 cents in tliep t howerer, one of
the pla)tn being lame live cent". Rbone
uius was charged with pla)ing cinls for
and Charles War. Win. Smith.
Albert Stewart, Jacob Solenberger. John
Alexsnder and rred Ainer, who were
found in the place, were charged with loi
tering abo'it a gambling house. All the
prisoners gave bail. A bne faro and poker
la) out was confiscated by tbtj officers.
Interesting Meeting 'or the Society on
1 rl Iny Affteruoon.
The Philosophl in society of Wittenberg
villege held its regular meeting on Friday
afternoon, at which the following pro
gramme was rendered:
"The flattie of Thermopylvl" , H. Smtth
"The Vanishing IdHUiis" t. Crawford
"rh-CliAracters of the l'llurlrus" tE. .-.Todd
"Thelteapersnd the Hower" . E E Xieble
"Trie A'nerlc in Hijln'ultei" J-A.runk
"A Tribute to Hisalmrton" .Harry Bretney
"The3pee.-h lletore the Virginian 'on-
ventlun N.J. Hsdley
The debate. Kesoived. "That the policy
of the white man towards the Indian ha
not been just" was debate! affirmatively
by T. X. B nick. .1. A. Hedges. T. Lazarus,
Frank Broil. C. Van Metre, G A. Dentlen
negativel) b) Charles Wadsworth, Henry
Fisher. Ed. Piper, Harvey Leech and G.
MTMift V SOCIETV.
The programme of the Kuterpean society
of Wittenberg college. Friday, December 3,
was as follow-:
"The Old Schoolroaster"J
I lllian Decker.
Recitation file Joshua "76"
Essay "Jonatlivn Swift"
It-citation 1 he Msve's Dream"
Recitation. Little Nellie In the Prison"
"Budeet" .. Little S'oush
l.ebate "Rs lived. Hi it the day school
teacher lus a greater tntluence over,
thechinictrr ot a child than the
.Sunday school teacher. ,
Vfflrmatlve -Minnie Fast wood
nail n Had hnert on Illiu.
The police have been looking for Milt
("Hog") Howard for about a week, and
Saturds) night OlU'er Kennedy found him
at Jennings's saloon, at the corner of Mill
Kun and Vine streets. Winn the officer
told him lie would have to go to the station
house, Howard threw up his hands and fell
to the floor, apparently dead. Presently
he began to struggle, and then the specta
tors, realizing tint he had a lit, fell over
each other in their Sorts to get out of the
svloon It was lifteen minutes before he
could b brought to oins'io iviess. and
while in the hi he was as rigid as a log of
wood After he recovered, Kennedy was
afraid to insist on taking him to the station
house, lest he might fill dead, and let him
go on Ins ow n recognizance.
1 Hold Tlaler t.et. Auny With a Toilet
At ten minutes of 12 o'clock Saturday
night a man ntered Montauustdrugstore,
on tlio corner of llili aial Limestone
streets, and, snatching a to.Iet set from the
show window, ran out the door with it
The ver) bo'.tness of the theft made it
successful, and the thief escaped. About
1 o'clock Sunday morning Othcer Bishop
discovered a nun sn-aking through an alle)
with something under his arm and gave
chase, but the fellow got aw a). He was
paobably the thief. The toilet set was val-u.-d
r ice Church.
The social at Grace M. E. church last Fri
day night vv as a grand success. Over ,850,
clear protits, were realized. The recitation
by Miss Clme, and the instrumental music
b) the Wolf brothers, were highly appre
ciated It would be difficult to find a more
sociable people than lliere is at Grace.
Strangers teel perfectl) at home. Over 200
attheSjuu.il school, and a crowded -house
last nklit. A subscription of Su was given
the pastor, Kev. G L Tufts, for a superann
uated preachers' fund.
An lulere.tlne Ociuslon.
All immense congregation at the Fir-t
Presb)terlan church )esterday morning
witnessed the reception of seventeen new
members. Twelv e of the number were on
profession of faith: four were heads of fam
ilies; six were baptized: five were young
men, one of n horn is a member of the se
nior class at Wittenberg college. Tbe pas
tor will preach and hold evangelistic ser
vices Wednesday evening.
AN ATROCIOUS CRIME.
William Mnmma Charged With Crimin
ally Assaulting His Thirteen-Year-Old
Mamma l Arrr.t.il anil Jall.,1, liut Oo-
nlr. Ih. Chnrce-I'illiul Story Told
by tb. I.IUli- Irtini-Details
off tlio Cn.
One of the most diabolical crimes that
has been committed In Clark countv for
many years was rejsirted to the police on
Saturday afternoon I.) a gentleman frrm
Greene township, whoe veracit) and trust
worthiness are above question, and if the
crime Is fixed upon the accued, and the
probabilities are that It will be. no punish
ment an be too scre for hi in
The gentleman rert rred to told hat he
knew of the crime to Judge Young, Mr.
J. C. Hollow aj, officer of the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and
to the poIL-e officials. The story, in effect
was that William Muinnia, residing n ar
Pitchln, iu Greene township, about six miles
from the cltj .had on v arious c ccasivus
criminally assaulted his little 13 )ear old
daughter, Martha, and that the heinous
crime was the talk of the ne gliborliood.
On this Information Assistant Chief Fos
ter swore out a warrant for Mu iiima's arrest
a.d at once prepared to go to t.reene town
ship after tbe man. Short!) alter 3 o'clock
Chief Foster, armed with the warrant,
and accompanied by Mr. Holiowar and
Police Court Clerk Morrill, started in a
carriage after Mnmma The) drove tirst to
the residence of Mr. KIchard Fox, who lives
about a mile from Miimma's, and with whom
the little girl Martha was stopping. Tne
officers closely uestloned the girl, who Is a
rather bright child, but diffident and bash
ful In the presence of strangers. At first
she seemed d sincllned to talk, but finally
related the whole stor) of the brutal
treatment she had received from her
father. The girl will not be fourteen
)ears old until tlie'20;hof next Februmar),
and is small for hrrage. She said that the
first time her father assaulted her was last
January. One day while her mother was
away from home nursing a friend. Mrs.
Scarborough, who was III. her father
entered tho house in an intoxicated condi
tion, threw her on a bed ami accomplished
his purpose. He then threatened to whip
the life out of her it she ever disclosed his
crime, but. notwithstanding this threat she
informed her mother of wlut had happened
tne next da), the mother was nearly
broken-hearted, but dared not si) a word
lest her husband might do her and her
daughter both violence.
According to the recital of his victim.
Muiums has twice since last January been
guilt) of the same villainous offence, the
last time being In August The girl says
he was urunk the first time, but so'jer the
second and third times. Information re
ceived from the female friends of the little
girl incline them to the belief that she is
cnclente, although no mel'cal px-iuiiuatioti
has been made, to determine what her con
dition actually ia. ,
Alter getting tne statement ot the little
girl theofficersproceeded to Mumiua's house.
Dui mere learned that he was out setting
musk-rat traps. Chief Foster remained at
the house. Mr. Holloway looked after one
otthe approaches, and Mt, Morrill starred
out to find Munimo. He mrised him. how
ever, and Mumma returned by lilm-wlf and
was arrested by Foster. The man was con
siderably excited over his arrest
When told that his daughter bad disclosed
to the officers his 'Infamous practices, he
wuiea perception, out bracingup.!sald that
he would like to see the girl, that lie knew
she would not sa) li his presence lie was
guilty. He was soon confronted b) the girl
and at once began in a loud and threatening
"You know I'm not guilty, and"
But the officers interfered, and told the
daughter she need have no fearof violence.
as the) would stand between her and all
The child then reieated her story, while
her father sat In the cariage and glowered
at her as If he would have enjo)ed choking
her. Jlumina was wild with rage, and the
officers had to warn 1.1m several times to
Tbe officers arrived In town with Mumma
about half-past i o'clock, and he was at
once taken to police headquarters. He Is a
white man, about 3S )ears of age, and lias
a wife aud tne children, the oldest of the
latter being a boy or 17. He is a hard look
ing citizen, has an expressionless face, a
narrow, retreating forehead, and small,
A representative of the lit rrni tc talked
to him, but he I al very little to say.
positively denied the story told by his
daughter and said that it was a set-up job
to injure him. He insisted that he could
prove his innocence. He was placed in jail
to await his preliiiiinar) hearing.
IN THE PRIME OF LIFE.
Mr. Joseph H. Mar.liall Vat Mown by tlio
Grim Destroyer, In Hie M l.lst or a Brill
One week last Sunda) Mr. J. R. Mar
shall, of the Sunday .Vetitr, was summoned
to the bedside of his brother, Mr. Joseph
H. Marshal, of Grand Kapids, Mich., who
was lying dangerousl) III. On last Wednes
day morning Mr. Marshall died. In refer-
ing to his death the Grand K tplds 'A (eymm
"Joseph II. Marshall, organizer and gen
eral manager of the Grand Kapids Edison
Electric Light and Power Company, died at
his home on Jefferson avenue )esterday
morning, aged about 41 )ears. Mr Mar
shall came here from Lck.rt. X Y.. in
1S7I, to enter the einp'o) of the United
States Express comiiaii), and for nearly a
dozen )ears held prominent positions with
it Then be took the superintendeiicy of
the Grand Kapids Electric Light and Power
company, and after tint entered the employ
of the Edison company, putting in electric
plants. A capable mechanic and luventor.
he was popular among all who knew- hun
and a host of friends will gneveathls I. s.
The deceased leaves a wife and three chil
dren. His brother from Springfield has
been here for several d'vs and bis father
arrived from Lockport. X Y, shortly be
fore he died )esterda) morning
"Mr. Marshall served four )ears in fie
late war as a member of Company D,
Eighth Xew York Heav) Artillerv, two
) ears of which were on detailscrvice in the
ui-dical department, at Ilarr sburg. Pa . In
charge of medical supplies He was a mem
ber of Custer post t A K . this city, and
the post will take ch irte of the funeral "
Mr. Marshall's funeral occurred on Fri-
daj and was ver) largely a'teuded. and thrt
floral offerings were mijiuticent Mr. J. K
Marshall returned home early Sunday
Married aod Jailed.
On Saturday afterneon 'Squire W. A.
Stout was called upou by James A. Hutch
inson and Maria Belle McKlnney, wbo ex
pressed their desire to be manied. The
ceremony was performed and the two left
the 'squire's office rejoicing. On Saturday
night Hutchinson, who is commonly knowu
as "Jim Hutch," attacked a man onthe
c rner of Clifton street and Linden avenue
and beat him up prett) badly. He was ar
rested and station housed on the charge of
assault and battary.
Last Christmas the Sprmgheld Seed com
pany sold over 100 boxes of choice cigars
by the box, the day preceding Xmf s This
)ear they will havesomn special brands put
up In 35, 50 and 100 lots. We are in
formed that the Seed com pan) have one of
the largest retail cigar trades in the city,
their five cent cigars equalling many ten
cent brands. Fine cut chewing tobacco at
40 cents per pound.
When yon want good coal goto WbeMon
Merrill, Grand opera bouse.
"Around the World In rUlily llnys" Pat
Itooney Lliile Kan.u."Onr Aagrl."
On Saturday afternoon and evening, at
the Grand. Wills. Ilenshaw Jt Ten liioeck,
with an excellent supporting company, gave
two performances ot that mirth-provoking
extravaganza. "Two Old Cronies." The
piece bas been almost rewritten since it
was given here early In the season, and is
now first rate. The company has been
sircngiuenea, ana me perroiuiances wne
A (IHEAT SPECTACt E.
Tonlgbt that great spectacular nlav.
"Around the World in Eighty Days," will
oe prouucea at the (.rand, and the Indica
tions are that the performance will be wit
nessed by a large audience. A great hit
was made by this company in Chattanooga
a short time ago. according to the following
irom ine runt or that clt) :
A crowded house and a splendid pel fonu
ance in every respect A more satisfied
and enthusiastic audience never left our
opera house. Kcr) thing advertised was
produced and In such a manner as to in
sure another packed lions- whenever the
company should visit us again. Our advice
to similar combinations would be, Come
thou and do likewise."
Seats are now on sale at Harris's.
tomorrow (Tuesday) evening Pat
Kooue) and his .New York Star combina
tion will appear at Black's in that roaring
farce. "Pat's Wardrobe." The Xew Haven
(Lonn.) Journal awl Courier sa) :
"One of the most laughable entertain
ments ever enjoyeti by a Xew Haven audi
ence was presented last evening attheXew
Haven opera house by Pat Rooney's new
company of comedy pla)ers. The audi
ence fairly enthused from the ver) hrst
The Interest never lagged from the rise to
the fall of the curtain. Mr. Pat Koone)
was at his best and the support well main
tained the Interest James Vincent as
Lionel Eustach. the actor, did some clever
work, and the Wild Man from Borneo,
Walter Wentworlu. in connection with
Crullers, Mr. James Fox. helped to keep
tbe audience roaring. Miss Katie Itooney
delighted the audience with her farcical
beau can be procured now at C. II
Pierce and Co.'s.
That charnilnir aud winsome little snu-
brette. Miss Lizzie Evans, will be at Black's
ou Wednesday evening of this week in her
new play. "Our Angel."
Following is an outllneof the play: "Our
Angel" is Blossom Jecninin. a nrettr .ml
bright though rough diamond, who knows
nothing of lire except that at the milling
camp. Her father Is a drunken miner who
stumbles Into Thimble Kock. one of the
most valuable pieces of property in the
county. Jennings Is killed by Tbomson,
the villain who, being a distant relation.
hopes to get possession of Jennings's
inoiiev by adopting Blo-soin. But
the "Angel' chouses Jack Ken) on, her
Tamers truest and best friend. Jack falls
in love with bis pretty ward and his love is
reciprocated, but he does not know this,
aud is afraid to tell her of bis love, believ
ing that she Is iu love with a young fellow
turned Komaine, who Is, In reality, a pal
of Thomson. The complications are In
creased by Blossom's belief that Jack ia iu
lov d with a governess whom lie has engaged
for the arduous task of "polislnug up ' the
"AngeL" Of course It all comes out right
tn the end.
Miss Evans, as Blossom, is pronounced
Inimitable, and her support Is txc-dlcr.L
Secure your seats now at C. U. Pierce Jk
Co.'s book store.
THE WORK OF CHAR1 1 Y.
Two Charaeterl.tle t a
BM- Coming Before
Some ver)-pathetic Incidents are1 daily
enacted at the office of Township Trustee
II. C. Williamson, to whom most of the
applications for assistance which come to
the board are made. A peculiarly touching
one happened a day or two ago'. A well
known mechanic living in the west end a
man who, when he has work. Is thrifty and
economical, came to Trustee Williamson
and asked for charity. His face was suf
fused with shame as he did so. and it evi
dently cost his manhood and pride a violent
effort to ask the township for assistance.
."Mr. Williamson, this is the first time I
ever came to you for 'aid. and ) ou know
what my habits are when I can get work.
I would be willing to starve along until I
got something to do. but this morning my
little children had tn go off to school with
out any breakfast because I had no food to
give them. At dinner time they returned
litinerv as tliei fntit.1 tw. t,H .Iwmvi.
I iinthttur tnr thptn Pimp llfttj. il.rllnira
They had to go back to school in the after
noon without a mouth fn I, and that was
more than any fattur cou'd endure. 1
come here to ) ou for their sakes, not for
The man leaned up against the door and
burled-his face in his hands, but the tears
trickled through and his chest heaved vio
lently with suppressed sobs. He was given
food for his family, and there was no mis
taking the genuineness of his gratitude.
Another case, revolting in Its nature, was
brought to the attention of the trustees and
was investigated a few tla)s ago.- In a
miserable tumble-down shed on Maiden
Lane live five adult people not live but
exist The faini'y consists of a hu'baud
azd wife, her two aged parents and a
crippled man with both hands off. the stubs
of his wrist being still sore and unhealed
since they were crushed off In an accident
Tbe older woman is unable to move,
having recently sustained the fracture
of a leg. The house has but one room and
Its entire furniture con-ists of a box. a
skillet a wooden bucket a stove aud a tin
cup. Not a chair, nor a table, nor a bed.
nor an) thing of the sort The people sleep
on the floor. In nests made of rags' and
straw. In a revolting condition of filthi-ne-s.
The whole place Is disgustingly
dirty, aud the five occupants live as few
animals would. They were helped, how
ever. They belong to a wretched gang of wagon
movers and gut stranded here.
CHRISTMAS FOR THE POOR.
Tho Flower Mlaeltn to L'n.lertako Some
Substantial Charity on tho Day.
The young ladies of the Flower Mission
have decided to duplicate, on Christmas,
their practical charity so handsomely ac
complished on Thanksgiving day. and will
send out a large number of Christmas bas
kets to as many of the poor and HI of the
city as It is passible to reach with their
means. To this end, it is absolutely neces
sary that they have tbe go-operation and as
sistance of the public. The )oung ladies
of the mission will be In the old headquar
ters ot tbe organization, room Xn 4.
Black's opera bouse building, on Friday.
December 33 (two da)s before Christmas),
and earnestly urge dealers and citizens gen
erally to donate and leave at this room
any toy. article of food, clothing, book,
fruit confectionery or anything desirable
for a Christmas basket wtlch they can
spare. The public should cordially respond
to this work. It will be little to them, but
a matter of vast consequence to the grati
fied recipients. Make somebody else's
Christmas merry besides your own.
The nrssion will add such supplies and
provision, etc, as are not contributed,
utilizing their own funds for that purpose.
Kemember the place and time Koom Xo.
4. Black's opera house building, all day
Friday, December 33.
On Saturday a sneak thief entered room
Xo. 44 in the new addition to the Lagonda
house block, in the absence of the occupant
Henry Jenkins, and stole a watch and
thirty cents belonging to Jennings. Tbe
watch was silver and marked "11. J., Bos
ton, Mass." Thus far no ehM baa been dis
covered to the thief or watch.
Real Scatch Lmi Sb'iwtf.
Carriage and Traveling Shawls.
Cashmere Long Shawla, all-waal
Long Shawls from $4.90.
Choice assortments of the above In aU tl
new suaaes lans. Grays aod fa The
Ladies' Cloth ar4Sa.ia8kirte J
Stripe Flannel Skirts. 81 un.
Plain and Embroidered Skirting
t ASP 69 LrnsTOSaCST.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 't7.
' SPECIAX SALE OP
Nothing that a husband
can give(as a Christmas gift)
to his good wife, or a youag
man to his best girl, will be
more acceptable, in nine cases
out often, than a real good
Black Silk Dress.
For the next two weeks we
intend to make to the gentle
men a special rsdnc is is aH
our Black Silks, so that k
won't be our fault if the ladies
are not provided with a dress
on Christmas morning.
We sell only guaranteed
goods, guaranteed to wear
well, neither to cut nor crack,
warranted to be the best
goods for wear that money caa
buy or skill produce, and. we
agree to refund the money if,
before next Fourth of July,
the goods show signs oi betas;
worthless. Please note the
great reductions iq prices we '
The1 best $2.00 French SBfc,
The best $1.75 French Si;
The best $1.50 French Silk,
The best J.1.25 America
The best $1 00 Americaa
Silk, 85c. Respectfully,
THE qUICK A5B SIR
ROAD TO WEALTH
IS TO SOB MS9KT !
9 NORTU MAIS ST. LOS A50XLK3, CAi.
Special Attention given to la
uaaa ror Eastern raoaie.
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