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SPRmGFIELD, O., TUESDAY .EVEXDsG DECEMBER 13. 1887.
VOL. XXXIII NO. 293-
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WiPHUOTn. Per. It Ohio,
IVannsr. laJi weather.
Sfungfuld, O., J
December 13, 1887. J
Overcoats. Familiar chest
nut ; "Tfcey are not wearing
Overcoats any longer, now.
V hy ? Because they are long
enough already. If you are
'long" on overcoats, you don't
want any more ; if you are
"short," you do.
THE WANTS OF MAN.
If man, youth, boy or child
wants something in the over
coat line that we have not got,
we'd like to see him ; he'd be
hard to please, indeed.
r irst the children s : Over
coats for them in price from
Boys Overcoats from $2.50
up; youths Overcoats, $2
up; men's Overcoats from
$2.50 to $27.
Material Astrakan, Mon
tenacs, Kerseys. Meltons, Fur
Beavers, Castor Beavers,
Corkscrews, Diagonal Wors
teds, and so on.
Styles All that are going.
Values That we can hard
ly undertake to say ; it de
pends on the person whether
a $27 overcoat would do best
or a $2.50 one.
Come and see us and we'll
talk to you about that.
25 and 27 West Naia Street
Glace Cherries, French ; Glace
Apricttt, French ; Crystal-
ized Strawberries, Fresch.
Crystalized Cherries. French.
Layer OadHrm lalslM, Cit
ron, Lemea Peel, Oraage
IVel, Freaek Praae, Figs,
furraatu, Peeled Peaefces,
I'm peeled Peaches, Apricots,
Itijtckberrie, Pitted Cher
ries California Alaeds, Tar
ragon Almonds, Baekwheat
Fiour, Cape Cod CraBkerrief,
JERSEY SWEET POTATOES,
Cocoa Nuts, KpiBisk Oaieap,
Malaga Grape, Jamaica
Orangr r, Street Cider, Hom
iny, Hominy Grits, Beaas.
TUe finest lot ot Crackers ia
the city. Tke akore goods
are ail new aad fresk.
J. M. NIUFFER.
CUTLERY, COIL VISES.
Oil Cloth. Hardware,
GEO. A. DIEHL.
64 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST.
I diall begin Monday morninp, Xo
euiber -23, to reduce my stock of Gro
ceries, and ahall ifi&ke special Cash
l'rlees. A good Roasted Coffee for 25c
Uig liciuctiou in Teat.
$1.00 Teas for
TV- Teas for. . .
w Teas fur ..
40c Teas for. . .
35c Teas for. . .
Or. Frank C. RuiyM.
Mtwsisii aiT o
Another Fidelity Bank Trial Now On
The Assistant Cashier on
A tin In Xrw lark Man Mnrdrrwl at
Milwauk. far a Hunilrrd Dollar
Rational Federation off Labor
Contention at Baltlinort.
Bf the Associated Press.
Cincinnati. Dec IS. The trial of Ben
jamin E. Hopkins, late assistant cashier of
toe Fidelity National bank, began this
morning In the United States court. Judge
Sage presiding alone. The court passed
upon the demurer which had been argued,
and struck out six of the forty or fifty
counts, which cover, practically, the same
acts. The indictment, as it remains was
stated In substance to the defendant to bt a
charge of misapplication of ttie funds of
the Fidelity National bank and making
false entries In the books of the bank. To
this the defendant pleaded "not guilt)."
The jurors summoned were then called and
sworn to answer questions touching their
dtness to serve in this trial The Mem pro
cess ot their examination began. Assist
ant District Attorney, J. . Bruce, conducts
the prosecution. Mr. Warner E. Bateman
appears for the defendant. Mr. Hopkins is
attended by his son and two daughters, and
Mr. O'Kefe. bis son-in-law. The court
room was again filled with spectator.
The selection of the jury was accom
plished and the jurj sworn before the noon
adjournment- Searly all the jurors are
farmers from southern and western por
tions ot the state none from Hamilton
Flftl.tu Coagi... FlratSfloD.
Wasiiixotox, Dec 12. Senatk. A
number of petitions were offered and re
ferred. Bills introduced: To divide por
tion of Sioux reservation in Dakota; for
admission of state of Washington Into the
union; repealing pre-emption and agricul
tural laws; to encourage the manufacture
of steel; for fortifications and coast de
fenses; for free' coinage of sliver: to regulate
Immigration; for retirement of legal tenders
small denomination; for public buildings at
Oiuaua and Milwaukee; to provide for pos
tal telegraph: to promote foreign trade and
encourage our merchant marine; to pav to
the several states money collected under
direct tax of 1865; for erection of bronze
stable of late Protessor Balrd; to apply sur
plus in treasury to purchase of bonds:
granting a pension to every soldier and
aauor who is incapacitated for performance
of manual labor; for admission of state of
Dakota and organization of territory of
Lincoln; to encourge irrigation; for K-ne of
coin certificates; for pension to Mrs. Gen.
Logan; for constitutional amendment rela
tive to polygamy; to prohibit letting of
government work; fixing salaries of judges
of United States court at 95.000;
authorizing Colorado to select Indemnity
school lands; to reimburse prisoners of
wan to pay the widow of late Prof. Balrd
certain moneys on account of herhusband's
services; providing for inspection of meat;
iou of meat; j
to establish a rarest reservation
certain claims of treaty with China; to in
crease pension of widow of Gen. F. 1.
Blair; to prevent frauds in American man
uf.actu.res;to create peace by arbitration: to
purchase picture of General Thomas; 'for
aeouragement of closer commercial rela
tions with certain republics; to perpetuate
national bank system; for constitutional
amendment extending right of suffrage; for
relief of army nurses: to restrict sale of
opium; for admission of states of Washing
ton and Dakota.
Ilraolutlons adopted: Naming senators
for standing and special committees; rela
tive to' advisability of reducing letter post
age; to examine into present condition of
the civil service.
House. A number of executive docu
ments were presented and referred.
Kesoluuon ottered: concerning an ex
amination of the harbor of St. Joseph,
Speaker Carlisle asked that the House se
lect the committee on elections, which was
agreed to. This action was taken by Mr.
Carlisle because the right to lib seat b con
tested by Mr. George II. Thoebe.
A "Swift" Explosion.
Cincinnati, Dec 13. The mud drum
of a battery of boilers In Swift's Iron ai d
Steel works. Newport, Ky.. exploded earl
this morning, tearing the roof from the
building and causing a general wreck.
John Smith, the only emplove present, had
bis leg broken. Tne works will close far
repairs, throning 300 men out of employ
ment. Henato Committee.
Washington, Dec 13 The senate
committee on privileges and elections are
considering the Faulkner-Lucas contested
election case, from West Virginia.
Tba senate committee on finance ordered
a favorable report on the bill to refund the
states' direct taxes imposed by the act of
Flro In If.w York.
New Toiik, Dec 13. A fire this morn
ing in the seven-story, iron front building.
Its Green street, caused a loss of $5.1.000,
sustained by Hay & Pauley, dress trim
mings and braids; Schoresten Bros., agents
for silk plushes; HIrsch & Sons, sealskins,
etc, and Messrs. Steldecker & Ernsheioier,
who own the building.
Bobbery la Cauarta.
Detboit, Dec. IS. A special to the
Evcnlwj Journal, from Toronto, says a
daring burglary was committed at the post
office in the village ot Norwood, Saturday
morning, -ky which a loss of SI 1.000 cash,
$500 in stamps and over S 10.000 in notes
and securities was sustained.
In a Had War.
Paius, Dec 13. The formation of the
Tlrcrd ministry was brought about ly
threats of President Camot to resign if M
Tirard refused to go ahead with his task.
Mr.Clemanceauand other radicals make v k -lent
attacks on the new gcvernuient.wlncli.it
is expected.will collapse after the holidajs.
Atlaxtic Cit. X. J.. Dee, 13 The
body found on the beach yesterday 1 as been
fully identified as that of Win. Heed, the
eccentric and wealthy oil prospector of
Pittsburg, who was drowned near Noineis
Point October -11. lie is 7.2 years old.
XattonnJ federation of Labor.
Bai.tivokk, Dec 13. The second an
nual convention of the National Federation
of Labor met here today. After welcoming
addresses the committee on credentials was
appointed and the convention took a recess
until this afternoon.
Livhitrooi., Dec 13 Harris (Soldstein,
Isaac Wolff and Adoiph Silversteln, the lat
ter of New York, detectives, have been con
victed of smuggling terra cotta into Liver
pool, inside cotton bales and lined Sb.Ooo.
Ciiattaxoooa. Dec 13. A fire at
Tredegar rolling mill this morning de
stroyed one half of the nail department
A Word to the Bora.
The new tobogganing sled and all the
other makes are In great variety at W. C.
Downey A Son's. See the new bobs and
other sleds, then make your boy a present
that will pleas him more than anything
HARPER AT THE PEN.
anlrn Cnrttii Talks Aliont tlir Kind of
Wurk lli Honk U rrrkf r Cmi lo Har
per's Wonderful Nrrie.
Warden E G. Coffin, of the, Ohio penl-
t Miliar . wa in the city on Monda) after
n von. Meeting him a representatH e of the
Krrrm ir Inquiringly remarked :
"I suppose von'U hae a distinguished
guest at the"pen" by thlsevenlng. Warden?"
"Yes," he replied, smiling, "and judg
ing from the tenor of the dispatches. Mr.
Harper will be In Columbus before I can
get back. He'll be well cared for, how
eer, and it is not probable that be will
"Hae ou thought, Warden Coffin, of
what work jou will put Ilaip-rto doing?''
"No. I haven't itiven that matter any con-
uJerntion jet. You knon, according to an
act of coiieress. I cannot put him on con
tract work of ain kind. No United States
prisoner who is confined in a state peniten
tiary can be a-slgned to contract work, but
must be gi en some sort of work that will
accrue to the expense account of the Insti
tution. If Harper is n bookkeeper, I shall
certain!) put him In tho office, as we are
badlj In need of a good bookkeeper."
General Bushnell, who was standing
near. fact tUrn-l) suggested lo Warden Cof-
hn that if he had an banking he wanted
done, he might turn it over to Harper, with
the assurance that it would be done artls-l
The warden smiled and replied. In the
same vein, that he might secure Harper's
services in engineering a wheat deal for
"What sort of work can vouhave Har
per do ?" impured the reporter.
"Well, he can sweep out, w ash dishes,
clean house, work In the office, or an) thing
of a like nature; only I cannot assign him
to contract work."
Harper arrived at the penitentiary last
night at 8.40 o'clock, accompanied by his
wife and sister-in-law. Miss Matthews. On
Ins way from Cincinnati to Columbus he
said to a gentleman:
"Tomorrow will be my 3'Jth birthday,
and it will be the first unhappy anniversary
that I can remember. To spend it within
the walls of the penitentiary is, of course,
an awful thought, but I ought not to loss
courage, and I will not."
As if to show the indomitable pluck of
the man and his capacity, or at least his
confidence In his capacity, for making
nione). he talked about what he would do
w hen he w as released, not in any particu
lar way, but In general, as if to indicate
that his spirit was nut broken. Of course
h great many think that Harper has a good
round sum safely fixed for his family and
self, but the gentleman to whom he talked
on the way up from Cincinnati savs that he
conversed on the supposition that he would
be entirely dependent on himself w hen he
In substance Harper said: "I understand
that when released from the penitentiary
prisoners are gien 810. Well, sir. If they
gie meSlO I'll ask no odds of any man.
but with that sum Hi cane my way in the
world. I hate started with less sums than
310 and turned it over and Into more
money, aid I'll do it again, and do It hon
estly, too "
The arrival of the prisoner and part) in
the odce of the penitentiary, is thus de
scribed by the OhloState Journal:
'The suspense was broken by Warden
Coffin sa)ing: 'Well,-jou have come to
stay with us a while?' 'Yes,' replied Har
per, with a smile, and touching the warden
on the arm. said: 'Can't I see you private-
1)? The d(or to the secretao's office, ad-
joining, was standing open, and to this
,, Uarner instinctive!) led the way.with
admirable courtes), as one who was ac
quainted with that sort' of thing. Har
per spent some time talking with the
warden. Mr.D.J". Hyatt, of Cincinnati,
subsequently joining them. Harper In
quired as to the prison discipline and the
rules and regulations to which he would
have to conform. He also inquired as to
what work he would be assigned. Being a
United States prisoner he cannot be em
ployed upon contract work and bis services
must be applied directly to the state's
woik. He said that his attorney had sug
gested that ho might be given a position In
the librarian's or secretary's office. When
asked if he wis a good book
keeper he replied that he was not
Remembering that he was at one
time connected with the sewing-machine
business, the warden suggested that he
might give him a berth in the state shop,
running a sewing midline. Harper laughed
heartily at this, the thoughts of returning
to his old vocation evidently striking him
as something ludicrous. Harper was will
ing, however, to do any work that was as
signed, even to scrubbing floors. It was
not deeded, liowev er, as to what his em
p!t) ment at the prison should be. That
matter, with other details, will be brought
to a conclusion today."
Judge oung MU Down Hard onaeirral
. lolutore of the Law.
Judge Young was kept pretty busy In the
police court jesterday afternoon, quite a
number of cases being on the docket.
(i. 1. Franks, the saloontst, was con
icted of violating the Sunday ordinance,
and was fined 40 and costs.
fehaffer. John Dean. J. H. Suyderch"1" and Bing. "i .
George Landers, C. IC Stephens.
Hickea and Oscar Dit-sel, who were found
loitering in Frank's saloon were fined 5
and costs each.
Will Taylor, the oldest of the boys who
stole the carpet rags from Mr. Kalson, last
Friday, was fined S50 and costs and sent to
the Dayton work bouse for thirty da)s.
Charles and Fred Kinggold. the other two
bo) s, were ordered to be taken to the re
The cases ot the gamblers were called,
tlie disposition of them being discussed in
another column of this paper.
Johnston, the man who is charged with
stealing two tine dresses from Mrs. A. T.
livers, had his preliminary examination.
and was bound over to the grand jury in
the sura of St 00. In default of bail he was
sent to jail.
A I.lltle Forgery.
A drunken fellow named S A. Fllipat-
rick put Thomas OMut's name to a notH
)csterday and tried to discount It to a
piinUr named Edwards. The forgery was
discovered and there will be no prosecution.
Tht-jr Didn't Fight.
IUtis., L. I , Dec. 13. A tug
boat arrived at Ll0)d' Neck, inside this
harbor, early this morning, from which
Jack Dempse) and Jack Keagan, with their
backers. landed. A ring was pitched on
the beach, but the rising tide compelled
them to move before the hght could take
place. All boarded the tug agalu and
sailed aw ay.
Murdtred lor Wloo.
Mn w At m i . Wis., Dec 13. Herman
llochkoch, a Fiulauder, w as murdered at
the Yeuk hotel earl) this morning. He
was a railw.iv lalwrer and arrived here )es
terdav, hiving About 100. Bobbery is sup
posed to luv e Ikh'ii the motive of the crime.
Pakis, Dec. 13. President Camot's mes
sage was submitted to the chamber todaj.
In it lie advocates a jhiIicj of concord aud
appeasement, and urges the adoption of
practical reforms for the improvement of
1 owilerljr Better.
New Yortw, Dec 13. A dispatch from
Scranton sa)s Powder!) was somewhat
better this ui rmng and is now resting very
Faulkner Goes In.
Washington, Dec 13. The senate
committed deided. unanimously, to seat
Faulkner, of West Virginia.
Try Wheldoa & Merrill (or cotJ.
GAMBLERS MUST GO.
Judge Young Ponra Some Bed Hot 8hot
into the KnighU of the
Ho I- Ine Fire or Tlieui 10 and Costs aad
Pronilnca to Giro the eit l.ot 30O
aad OmU and Three MaiitUs la
the Work Houm.
Hon. George C. Kawlius appeared in the
police court Monda) afternoon as attorney
for Mart Khonemus and the other gamblers
who were caught In Khonemus's gambling
establishment on Sundaj evening. Mr.
lUwIins stated to the court, when the
cases were called, that he had been
authorized to plead guilty for his
clients. Judge Young, after making some
pungent remarks about the practice of
gambling in Springfield, said that he would
give Khonemus and the other four men
who were caught plaj ing, the full extent
of the ordinance, S0 and costs each, and
the other two lot terers he would gl v e 3 i5 and
costs each. The announcement of these
fines, the heaviest that have ever been Im
posed for a similar offense in the police
court. created a sensation, and
brought Attorney Kawlins to his
feet in objection to the sentence.
Mr. ltawlins spoke at some length against
the infliction of what lie termed an excess
Ively severe penalty, but Prosecutor Kight
ni) rr pointed out to hint the fact that, the
fines were not so severe as they might have
been had the affidavits against the gamblers
been filed under the state law Instead of
under the city ordinance. ,.
Judge Young, In commenting upon the
objection of Mr. Kawlins that he ought not
to fine these men more than he hail
fined others In like cases, vU., S10
and costs, said that S10 and costs
amounted practically to no more than a li
cense that the gamblers would come Into
court and pay that fine, and go right out
and begin pla)lng again that night.
"It Is not the object of this court," con
tinued Judge Young, "to make money for
the clt). or fur any Individual; neither is It
tilts court's object to license vice In any
form. I am put here on this bench by the
people to suppress gambling and vice In all
forms, in so far as it shall lay within my
pow er, aud I propose to do It.
If S10 and costs will not deter these
gamblers from practicing their nefarious
profession, I'll endeavor to levy a fine on
thein. whenever they are convicted, that
will leave fie Impression on them tnat 1
mean what I say when they receive a hint.
in the shape of a
moderate fine from tlis
court, to stop.
"And I want to sa) here, and now, that
hereafter when gambling houses are raided
and gamblers are arrested, the affidavits
will be filed against them under the state
law, aud 1 shall give each one that is con
victed the full extent of that law, which is
SJ00 and costs and three moitlis In the Day
ton work-house. Gambling In Springneld
shall be stopped if there is any virtue in
the sentences of this court."
Judge Young's red-hot remarks and his
tlual promise created an Immense sensation
In the court room, and the probabilities are
that when his decision and determination
become generally known there will be a
lively shaking up of dry bones among the
the local knights of the green cloth.
The judge declined Mr. Kawlins's request
to reduce the fines of bis clients. In view of
their pleas of guilty, but granted him the
privilege of introducing evidence to show
that the men were net and had not been
engaged in playing faro, poker, hauard er
any kindred game, but were merel) play
ing seven-up for a quarter a corner. The
cases were then continued until tills after-
Secretary Poling, of DUtrlrt Awemblr,
o. 178, K.of L-, I'resented within. Gold
III lift u
A pleasant anair occurred ai me oiervng
of District assembl). No. 178. K. of L.,
last (Monda)) evening. Mr. Kichard W.
Poling is the genial and efficient district re
cording secretary, and Is one of the most
faithful officers the assembl) ev er had, and
he Is just as faithful to the order as he Is to
his duties as an officer.
On Monday evening Mr. W. A. Hance
took Mr. Poling completely by surprise b)
presenting him, on behalf of the assembl).
with a handsome gold watch chain bearing
as charms the insignia of the Knights of
Labor, and a gold ring with a beautiful
setting of tiger's e)e. Mr. Hance present
ed the gifts In a pleasing speech as tokens
of the assembl) 's appreciation of Secretar)
Pollnc's efficient and faithful work.
The rtcipient briefly thanked his friends
for their kindness aud consideration, and
one of tl e pleasantest affairs In the hlstor
of the assembl) w as at an end.
A BRACE OF ACCIDENTS.
Injured bj a Hay Preie Jumped From a
An elderly man. named Jim Dunlap, em-
ploved b) Mr. Thomas Nave, the feed
dealer, was bxdl) hurt while working a ha)
press in the rear of No. 24 south Limestone
street. The press broke and a liying frag
ment hit Dunlap over the right ear, niaklnn
a deep scalp wound and narrowly escaping
a fracture of the skull.
Charles Temple, an I. It. & V . freight
handler, sprained his knee badly while
Jumping from a moving train at the East
street crossing, lie will belaid up several
Death or Mr. Alfred Wllllauia.
The venerable Mr. Alfred Williams, who
resided here several ) ars, and at oue time
owned the property on the northwest cor
ner of Columbia and Plum streets, died,
about a week ago, at his home at Hamden,
Windham county, Connecticut, in the Utli
year of his age. He had had good health
up almost to the da) of his death, and was
up and about on me morning ol tne day.
He was a member of one of the Presb)-
tetian churches here, and was active in all
the local Christian and benevolent move
ments. Mrs. Williams survives her hus
band, and Is tenderly borne in mind by her
uiany friends herp
Ihe next time )Ou go down Market street
you cannot afford to miss seeing the holi
day stock of W. II. Schaus. Art novelties,
dainty China, Japanese bric-a-brac, queens
ware of every grade. Christmas presents
for an army there you have them!
Try Braley 4 Barber for hard coal and
coke. No. 77 south Market street.
ONLY TWO SHOWS.
I'nt Koniiej nnd I.lxile Kvitim the Kxtrnt
of Tills Week's Attrmtlona "Ground
the World" Lust Mght.
"Around the World In Eighty Da)s," or
rather In two hours and a half, was given
at the Grand opera house) last night, to a
not very large aunience. The audience
was, in fact, small down stairs, but fair up
stairs. The performance was no better
than the audience, if as good. It wasd
cidedl) tame, although there were two tr
three good points In It '
Pat lloone) audhiscompaii) will appear
at Black's opera house totilght In that roar
ing farce. "Pat's Wardrobe." and the Indi
cations ate that a large crowd will greet the
companv. The Providence lit. 1.1 tar
slves Pat and his Wardrobe the following
excellent notice: "
"One of the funniest comedies that has
been seen hf re for many a day, was given
at Low's Grand opera house last evening,
by the well known Pat ItToney, assisted by
Mi's Katie Konney, and an excellent com
pany of comedians. The piece deals with
the fortunes of a newl) wedded pair who,
having married without the paternal con
sent, tro continually being thrown into
trouble of various kinds. As usual.
thuurb. ever)thing was righted at
last and ever) body made happy. Ihe
play was in three acts and was brimful of
fun, from the rise to the fall of the curtain.
the dialogue many times being very indis
tinct, on account of the heart) laughter of
the atmlenca. 1 at Kone), as Pat O Uool
ilian, was Immensely fiimi), and In his In
imitable songs and dances was obliged to
respond to unlimited applause. Miss Katie
Kooue) has Improved greatly since last
seen here. In personal appearance, singing
and dancing, and as Christopher, the orig
inal, showid herself to be a capital mimic
and snubrette of the first quallt)."
Seats can be secured at C. H. Pierce A
CIIVKMINO M77IE nVVNs.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening that
charming soubrette. Miss L'zzle Evans.
villbe at Black's fuller new play, "Our
Angel." and as she has man) friends here a
great audience is assured. The St. Louis
Ulolie-Dcnuicriit sa)sof Miss Evans's new
"Miss Lizzie Evans, in her new play, 'Our
Angel.' was greeted by a large audience at
the People's last night. Miss Evans is
somewhat of a levelatlon from what she
was a fen )i-ir ago. She has improved
wonderfu'.lv, nits well, sings well and
does even thing well, aud has
the encouragement of her audi
ence from the beginning to the close of her
play. She is bright and sparkling, per
fectly natural and gives life to everything
about her Her new play, 'Our Angel.' Is
a good one, and better suited to her than
anvthl.ig she has ever hail. It Is of the rar
West, but without the incidents ot wild
west life whlrh a.ithors generally think It
necessary to drag hi. It Isfull of comedy.
with enough of the tenderness and hon
esty of untainted country life to make It
palatable, and enough scheming and vil
lainy to give spice to a story which would
otherwise be rather tame."
Secure) our seats in advance at C. H.
Pierce A Co.'s.
TtiOMe Interested tn tho V. M. C. A. Move
ment Hold nil Kxeelleut Meeting at
ltlark'n Operu House.
The audience filling Black's opera house
lost (Monda)) evening was an appreciative
one. It was made up almost wholly of
business and )oung men. Unfortunately
there were but few ladles the impression
seeming to lmvi gotten abroad that It was
for men only. State Secretary Gordon pre
sided. Several of the pastors were on the
platform, with the twenty odd members of
the male choir. At ttr the opening exer
cises Jlr. J on n itodds, of IMvton, was
introduced. His remarks, which were
forcible, quaint and amusing, held his aud
itors in close attention, and was frequently
Interrupted with laughter and applause.
He spoke of the peculiar need of work for
young men today as contrasted with forty
nve vearscgo. He traced the history of
Y. M. C. A. movement in Dayton from its
begiuniug. In a small way, some seventeen
)earsagu, until the present, when it is
housed in an elghty-thousand-dollar build
ing which is nightly crowded with
young men. He eulogized Springfield's
push aud enterprise aud urged the men
present to put the new enterprise on a sub
stantial basis from the beginning.
Mr. W. J. Fraser then spoke on the asso
ciation work fromthestandpointof a )oung
man. He is cue of the ) ouug business men
of Dayton, has been a member of the asso
ciation board there for three )ears and so
Is thoroughly conversant with its work. He
gave a graphic description of the many
benehts accruing to ) otng men from con
nection w ilh the assot iation. He a as fol
lowed by Mr. G. N. Bierce. of the Stilwell
Bierce Manufacturing company, of Da) ton.
Mr. Bierce is a v uorous, pointed speaker,
and w as closely followed as he pleaded for
good associations for voung men.
Any work having for its object the good
of our oung men Is worthy of oursupport.
The ) oung mm are the hope of the church.
of the state, and of the nation. No asso
ciation can full) meet this want without
recognizing the tour sides of a man's nature
phvslcal, ni ntal, social and spiritual.
No organlzition of the past or present
has so full) and satisfactorily met these
needs as this association.
Springfield has by its shops and numerous
Industries invited to lu doors 7.000 )oung
men. By the changed condition of things
llittse are not, cannot, be taken into their
emplo)er's homo, but are shut out of social
advantages to the questionable enjoyment
of twardiiig house life.
Ylgoruus. aggressive work Is being done
at two hundred points to young men.
What are )ou doiiii to help them to higher
and better lives.'
The chair then traced the steps thus far
taken In Spriugbrld. Between 300 and 400
had pledged over S1.T00 in membership
dues as their bet expression of Interest.
The ministers havecarefull) considered aui
endorsed the plan, and the business men.
fter like careful consideration have adopt-
resolutlons which htve appeared in print,
and appoil.ted a business men's committee.
rhe committee has decided to raise 34,500.
Brief remarks were made bv Dr. Iiodgers.
Itobert JobnonJantes Carson, O. T. Mar
tin, Georgo 11. Frei, W. It Linn and C. M.
After voting thanks to the chair, and to
the g nth men frcui Da) ton, the meeting
The singing of the male choir was re
maikabl) fine, and well received.
Iluckeje Club Ili-Iegite Leave for tho
National loiivinllou of Republican
The delegates ot the Buckeye elub to
the national convention o republican clubs
which will convene In New York city on
Thursday, and lie in session three da)s, are
uow en route to Now York. Messrs. It. F.
Ha) ward, J. L Kidder and Chase Stewart,
together with Mr. D ck Huntington, who
goes as an alternate, left at 10 o'clock last
ulght, via the Bee Line. Mr. H. L. Pres
ton left on Monday, vii the N. Y. P. A O ,
and will arrive in New York this afternoon.
Mr. T. G. Brown was detained by some
business, t ugagements and did not get away
until 10 o'i link this mnmlng. Mr. Wes. II.
It wr, of bo illi Charleston, the other dele
gate, left )esterda), going by way of the
The headquarters of the Ohio delegation
will beat the Sturtevant house, corner of
Broadway and 1 went) -eighth street, and
the sessions of the convention will be held
In Chickering hall.
The Springfield delegates will probably
not return until next Monday, as they will
leave New York on Saturday and spend
Sunday at Magara talis.
Mr. F. D. Pitkin, of London, Is in town
"HENRY, THE PENMAN."
Councilman H. 0. Laybourn Flees the
City, a Forger in the Snm of
Thousands of Dollars.
A Statera of Forger Iteiiuirknble for lie
Coatlnuttjr The Holders ot the
Notes Mortgages Taken
It was not until late yesterday (Monda))
afternoon that the startling fact became
known throughout the cit) that Henry C.
Laybonrn, the well-known grocer of La
gonda and member of council from the
Eighth ward, to which position he was
elected at the last election, had tied the
city, a forger In a heavy aggregate amount
and owing accounts amounting to over 31.-
000. The forgeries, when all are known.
will be shown to be almost S3, 000.
The news staggered the city, both in
commercial and business circles. No man In
springneld enjo) ed a nlgner degree of es
teem and confidence than did Laybouru,
and his business, lodge, church,
political and social relations were regarded
as iinlmpeacbably high. It was with the
utmost Incredulity that Springfield received
Ihe news last night, but as hour after hour
todav passed, and the amount of his pecu
lations grew larger and larger all doubt as
to the terrible truth was melted away.
Never in its recent history has Sprlngtield
received such a s!.ock, and public confidence
In human tntegrit) has suffered a vast dimi
nution. The Kr.rLiu.ir has given the case a
sweeping Investigation today and la) s the
results before its readers in a large arra)
of facta which may be relied upon.
Laybourn skipped out from the city on
Saturday. He told his family that he was
going away, but did not state to them the
cause or necessity for his flight. UIs pres
ent whereabouts are believed to be un
known to his people. The) certainly are
to the general public
His forgeries must have extended over a
number of ) ears, and have been deliberate.
designing and stematlc. He was the
brains and vitality of a grocery and general
store in Lagonda, which, although it did a
fair business, was unequal to tho task de
manded of it the support of three fami
lies. The firm was st)Ied La) bourn it Sons,
consisting of John C. La) bourn, the father.
Henry C. La) bourn and John M. Laj
bourn, the two latter being brothers. The
stock consisted of a general assortment of
groceries, provisions, notions, tin goods,
queensware, hats and caps, and has been
running for twelve years. For the last two
or three years. It was particularly unfortu
nate, and U. C. Lav bourn's crookedn-ss
dates from that time. In order to raise
money, which was necessary to the continu
ance of the business, he forged the names
of several prominent fanners and others as
sureties to notes, which he readily dis
counted to the brokers of the city, and "to
others who had a little loose money to
to Invest In what seemed to be perfectly
good paper. As these notes fell due he
took them up by making others, and either
getting a continuance on the old ones or
paying their face. There are reasons to
believe that Laybourn had carried on the
system for a long time past, and as late as
last week, he had several notes which he
tried to discount to V. A. Farr. A. P.
Trout and others. They were signed by
Win. Berger and Morris Zimmerman as
sureties, and would have been excellent pa
per If they had been genuine, which they
were almost certain!) not. The notes were
for S 100, S200 and S300 respective!) and
ran only for ninety da) s. This fact is stated
in advance of other details to show that
La) bourn, at a late day, was following up
bis hopeless, pitiable project of cov erinj
former wrong-doings and obligations by
It Is Impossible to estimate tiie amount
of these forged notes, in the segregate, for
some of the back districts are jet to be
beard from. But they cover a large amount,
and some of the prominent ones have been
Dr. L. E. Russell holds a note for S200.
with Morris Zimmerman as surety. The
doctor discounted it for SI 00, and is prob
ably that amount out unless he can succeed
in attaching something, which he was en
deavoring to do this morning.
John Jones and William Perks, mechan
ics, bold forged notes In the sum of $100
John Jackson is stuck in the sum of
$.200, the face of a note he holds.
L. II. Johnson.through his agent,Thomas
Offutt, holds two notes, for S15J 67 aud
5.204. respectively. Ihe latter is due to
morrow. Wm. Whitty. a rromlnent citi
zen of Lagonda, Is on the notes as surety.
Mr. Whlttv pronounces the signature a
forgery. The name "William' is written
In full, whereas Mr. Whitty always abbre
viates It to " Wm." The forgery Is a rather
a clever one, the word "Whitt)" being a
good imitation of the gentleunu's genuine
John Haines holds a note of S103 with
Morris Zimmerman and Johu Ballentine.
two prominent farmers, as sureties. Mr.
Zimmerman's name is written iu ink of a
peculiar color, and the handwriting is dif
ferent from Laybourn Vs. Oa most of the
notes there was a more or less crude at
tempt at imitating the genuine signatures
of the sureties, but they were lame aud un
skillful, and nothing but the rntlinchlng
confidence people had In La) bourn pre
vented suspicion before. On many ot the
notes, the signatures were written In Lay
bourn's hand, without any attempt at a
disguise. Uaiues attached the firm's horse
aad will probably coyer his loss.
The First National bank holds three of
the queer notes. On Saturday, Cashier
Phelps became alarmed at reports that he
had heard and took out a innrteige ot S050
at the recorder's office, on II. C. Lav-bourn's
property, consisting in chief of a fourteen-
hundred-dollar house north of Lignnda,
which would probably bring over S1.000
under tha hammer.
The first of these notes was for SJ00,
signed by H. C. La) bourn. La) bourn A
Sons. John Ballentine and Win. IL Elwell.
It is of the date of November 11. payable
in nlnt ty da) s to the order of C. A. Phelps.
cashier ot the First National bank.
The second note Is for SJ00, dated Oet.
23, payable in 90 da) s, and bears the names
of it. C. La) bourn. La) bourn it Sons, and
B. F. Brubaker, a well-known farmer. It
Is payable to the order of E. M. Bradford,
enderted to George W.. Winger, book
keeper of the First National.
The third note Is of the date of Oct SO,
and U also for S-'OO, payable In four
months. It Is signed by II. C. Laybourn,
Laybourn & Sons, and B. F. Brubaker. It
Is payable to E. M. Bradford,
endorsed to Wm. J. Hamlin, a member
of thts hanking firm.
Oa Saturday afternoon W. H. Younj,
the broker, took out a mortgseeof S'.20 on
fie property of H C. La) houm and that
ot his mother, Alvira l.atmrn, to cover
four notes held by Young, as follows, all
signed by the same parties:
One for JIM, dated September 13, pa)t
ble in 90 da) s to M. K. Kirk wood.
One for 8100. dated September 20, pa)a
ble to Mary C. Byrd.
One for 81W, dated October lit, payab'e
In CO days.
One of 8100 made to Young himself, who
sues for this amount, and also as surety
pon all of the notes. A mortgage of SI03
was gotten out this morning by Johnston
& Son, the tobacconists, but what it can be
placed upon is not easy to determine.
Frederick Conover, a cousin of I .a) bourn's
wife and a bard-working mechanic in the
Lagonda shops, is out to the tune of Ssoo
for worthless notes, upon which he ad
vanced money to La) bourn.
Fehl, Johnson & Co. hold a forged note
of 8200 with John M. Jackson as surety.
William Diehl bolds one for S100, with
Johnston & Sons and B. F. Brubaker as
Wm. . B. Nelson is reported as hold
ing a note for 82T5. This completes thi
list of questionable notes, and they will
aggregate nearly S3.000 and cover a serie
aud succession of forgeries that equals the
romance of "Jim. the Pennman." Then
is a strong possibility, however, that som.
of the notes, which. In the absence of pres
ent proof, are regarded as forgeries, ma)
prove genuine on Investigation. For ex
ample. Police Judge L. F. Young holds
note of 8100, with D. P. Little and J. G
Nelson as sureties. He swiftly Investi
gated when the crash came and found ii
was genuine. The sureties are, therafore,
liable for Its amount
Cm the story of Laybourn' downfall
does not end with the history af the forged
notes, many mora of which may yet comt
to light. He left the city very heavily it
debt to dealers, front whom he purchased
supplies for the grocery- Among the heavi
est were Ii. F. Funk & Co., wholesale gro
cers, SSJ0; Johnston A Co., wholesale to
bacconists, 8103; Stewart Commission Co.,
variously reported at from J10 to 5173;
Chas. A. Wood, grocer, 850. Other debts
are likal) to become public. All the
firms had the most Implicit conu
dence in La) bourn. He had bought
heavily of them before and always repalu
them. Fuuk A Co. have attached the
stock, wagon and book-accounts, ahd are
making an appraisement of the stock today.
When La) bourn took leave of hi poor !
Saturday he asked theiu to make good the
claims of Funk A Co. The other dealers
are probably In a thorn-hedge.
U-stdes these, laybourn is heavily In
debted to many ot bis neighbors and the
workmen at Lagonda, from whom he has
borrowed amounts ranging from S to 873
To some of these he gave notes.
more or less n. g., while oth
ers advanced him Ihe monev
bis personal wo'd. Conover. thi
heaviest unlndemnlfied looser, can ill af
ford to bur the lints, as he has nothing ex
cept what he makes by his own labor ii
the shop. Including the forced notes and
unpaid debts. I.) bourn's downfall can le
spelt In hiures about S.OOO. One third ot
this is covered by attachments and inort
I.1J boara a a Xtui.
Those who knew Henry C. La) bourn tl
b-st are the mast astounded at his downfall.
He was a foremost citizen of Lagum'a, a
class-leader and oBlMr In the United Breth
ren church, a member of the LOOP.
and lied Men's lodges, Lagonda correspon
dent of the Republic, and as already
stated, member ot the city coimcil from the
Eighth ward. No one believes for a mo
ment that the money of which he dishon
estly came Into possession, went for fist
living or dissipation. Us was not a
man addicted to vice, and beyond
the theory that It went to
bolster up a weak, falling ai.d
unprofitable business. It Is a mystery as to
what became of it It is known that Ihe
firm lost heavily from bad debts. La) bourn
was a plain, unpretentious man, of stiong
domestic tendencies, and was a kiud father
and husband. In Lagonda the gensral
feeling is one of sympathy for the man and
his broken-hearted family a wife and two
children. It is believed that Laybonrn was
mire of an unfortunate than a criminal,
and that he forged because ha thou ht he
had to, in order to sustain the little business
and to keep ths three families together. He
was a man of about 40 or 45.
Statement of His Brother.
Jobn M. Laybourn, the brother of
nenry C. Laybourn, was seen by a REt-rrt-Lic
reporter this morning. He Is evidentlv
a broken-hearted man. and lonks in ich
worn on ac.ountof the ordeal through
which he Is passing. His voice was dry
and strained and he spoke with an evident
"We have been compelled to go under,"
ha said, brokenly, "owing to losses by giv
ing credit to people who could net or would
not pay. For the last )ears we have been
sustained oa borrowed miney on which we
had to pay heavy interest keeping us cot -stantly
in a financial strait Litely Henry,
to whom we entrusted all that part ot the
business, has been In sush trouble to pay
bills, that In several instances he has com
mitted forgery. I am sure that he had no
criminal intention, and 1 am sure that it is
only for the last few months he has been
doing it and not for years,
as reported. Father and I
knew nothing ot these forgeries, and we
nave made what amends are possible given
up our store, our home and everything. We
must start In ths world anew, aud it is
hard. We have bail nothing but kind
words, and we want to thank those who so
kindly uttered thetn.
"Henry told us Saturday he had to leave
to escape arrest, and confessed everything.
He told us that he did it hoping that he
was doing rignt, and I believe him. 1 don't
know where he is."
This afternoon the following attachment
suits were gotten out in 'Squire Stout's
court on Lavbourn's propert):
Geoif;e II. Mellen, 8250; Jobn W. Jones,
8100; Mary E. Ryaa, 8125; Dr. L. E. Rus
sell, 8200. All but the last are on genuine
notes, it Is said.
Boggs Anderson holds a forged note of
550, with John Ballentine as surety.
So far as known, no effort has been made
by tbe authorities to apprehend Laybourn,
Mr. O. P. Anderson, traveling passengtr
agent of the I. B. A W., has been advanced
several notches In his official career. After
January 1 he will be tbe general western
agent ot the road, with headquarters at
Peoria, Mr. Anderson has been connected
with this division for the past four years,
and a more accommodating and pleasant
official never run over tbe road. While all
will regret to see him taken from this sec
tion, yet it is a pleasure to know that he
has attained a biffier position la hisoS-
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Angola Wool Shawls.
Carriage and Traveling Shawls, Hack
Cashmere Ixmg Shawls. aU-waol
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Choice assortments of the above in all tha
new shades Tans, Grays and faaciea.
Indies' Cloth aatlSatlaSkirtaia
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AXD (9 LinSTOXZST.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13th.
Only ten more buying and
selling days before Christinas,
ind perhaps you haven't
bought the presents yet ; if
so, you mustn't lose much
more time if you want to tret
che choicest and best things
in the market.
We are selling out our
stock of holiday goods very
tdst, especially tne nooks;
not over one-third of what wc
had a week ago are now with
us, though we have been add
ing several new volumes
through the week. Among
che new ones are ; "The Dore
Bible Gallery," (a large book
of beautiful engravings, too
.veil known to need an elabo-
rate description irom us), we
ell it at $1.25 ; it is well worth
$5 ; and "Picturesque Wash
ington," a large and very fine
book, descriptive and illustra
tive of the National Capital.
The publisher's price is $3.50;
mr price $1.25 for plain edges
ind $1.50 for gilt edges.
This is a book that should be oat very.
iar!or table in the United States , no aMr
sook of eugravings is in the market tUm
season ; and what more interesting subject
can there be to Americans than Washing
ton ami its associations 7 -
Our stock of nlcknaefcs is ths
cheapest we have ever sold. Broom HaU-
Brass Easels (for 30c aad Me).
Set-s, Match Safes. Inkstand.
Cases, etc We have them la
Come and see tham, Bespectfaliy.
Remember our great redaction
BiacK an ks lasts only ten days
Packaits, Utters, Ntttt
and Bitkets Deliver
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