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SPEmGFIELD, O., WEDNESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 14. 1887.
Wahjto. Dee. U Ohio:
Fair weather, fallowed It
southern portion by light
ruins ; co aer.
SpRDfGFIELD, O., )
December 13. 1887. J
Overcoats. Familiar chest
nut ; "They are not wearing
vjvercoats any longer, now.
Why? 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.
First the children's : Over
coats for them in price from
Boys' Overcoats from $2.50
up ; youth s 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 $2 7 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 ak.Strtet
Glace Cherries, French ; Glace
Apricettr French ; CrystaJ-
ized Strawberries, French.
Crystalizei Cherries. French.
I) K PES A BUNCH
-irrr.u . Cfr1" T 2 -
ron, ismM reel, um.ge
Pr-el, Freaek Praacw, Figs,
HurniHtH, Peeled Peaches,
Unpwled Peaches, Apricots,
Kiackberrien, Pitted Cher
ries, Calireraia Alaeds, Tr
racon AlnoBds, Baekwheat
JERSEY SWEET POTATOES
Cocoa Nito, 8paaish Omieas,
Malasra Grapes, Janaica
Orang ", Sweet Cider, Hem
Iny, tloniny Grits, Betas.
Tbe finest lot ot Crackers im
the city. The abeie gwia
are all aew aad fresh.
CUTLERT. COiL USES.
Oil Cloth, Hardware,
Maatela, Orate. Gla,
GEO. A. DIEHL.
73 ; East Mala St.
64 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST.
I shall begin Monday morning. No
vember 28, to reduce my etock of Gro
ceries, and shall make special Cash
Prices. A good Roasted Coffee for 25c
Big Reduction in Tea.
51.00 Teas for..
75c Teas for
0c Teas for. . . .
.'.Oc Teas for
40c Teas for. . . .
35c Teas for. . . .
Or. Frank C. Ranyan,
AROUND THE WORLD.
The Happenings and Occurrences of
Day in Varions Quarters of
A Daughter of Tom Corwln Very Ill-
Judge Sage's Court Adjourned
Until Krlday-Mr.ro or
By t he Associated Press.
Cincinnati, Dec 14. At niiilnijtit last
night Judge Sage, of the United States
district court, was advised br telegram of
a serious change for the worse in the condi
tion of his wife (a daughter of the late
Tom Corwln), who has been an invalid for
a long time. She Is at their home at Leb
anon, Ohio, thirty miles away. No train
being available. Judge Sage took a carriage
and drove to Lebanon at once. This morn
ing court adjourned until Tuesday next.
The trial of Ben. E. Hopkins goes over
until that time.
SENATOR CULtOM'S SCHEME.
Hi Bill for the Election of n PiMtal Tel
Washixoton. Dec. 14. The bill intro
duced in the senate by Mr. Cullom fur the
establishment and operation of a United
States postal telegraph provides for ten
trunk lines of telegraph, embracing all Uie
cities of the states and territories. The
lines are to tee constructed by the army en
gineer corps, under the direction of the
secretary of war, on iron poles, with ca
pacity for twelve wires, and shall, when
completed, be transferred to the control of
toe postmaster general.
The secretary of war shall. If he deem It
expedient, take possession of the lines now
used for military purposes as a portion of
this sy stem.
The rates to oe cuareed are ten cents for
twenty words under 500 miles, and five cents
additional for each additional ten words
and for distances greater thau 500 miles an
additional rate of live cents for each 250
Press night rates are to be thirty-five
cents per hundred words, and day rates
seventy-five cents per hundred words.
The office of director general of tele
graphs Is created, the appointment to be
made as Is that of an assistant postmaster
general, with like salary: the appointee
must be a practical telegraph man of at
least ten years' experience. The postmas
ter general will report to congress the best
methods of organization at the beginning
of the first session of congress after the
passage of the act Five million dollars is
appropriated for the purposes of tbe
Washixoton, Dec. 13. Skxate.
Bills Introduced: For the preservations of
woods and forests adjacent to streams;
providing for constitutional amendment rel
ative to extension of congressional term;
to amend Inter-state commerce act; to pro
vide postal telegraph; to eqalize the rates
of pensions'; to extend pensions to steam
boatmen; opening the Sioux reservation in
Nebraska; to promote commercial pro
gresa of American nation: -to estal
lish a court of appeals; to remove the
limitation in payment of arrears of pen
sions; grantlagarrears in-certain cases to
these pensioned by special act of congress
to appropriate sie.ooo for public building
at Beatrice. Neb.; to establish 'quarantine
station at San Francisco; to establish three
additional life-saving stations on Oregon
coast; to increase pension of Mrs. General
Bumett; concerning lease of premises for
postal services. Adjourned.
House. Resolution. adopted: Providing
for composition of committee on elections.
A number of executive communications
were appropriately -referred. Adjourned
Washington, Dec 14. Senate. Mr.
uupaa, jivia wiuiunvcv u Hiiicr9 aim
electrons, presented a report on the Went
Virginia case. Be said that tbe report was
In order that the senator entitled to his
eat might enter at once upon his du'les. he
hoped there would be no objections to hav
ing the report disposed of at once.
They statu to Help Maka an
Boston, Dec 14. Kev. Justin D. Fu.'
ton, of 255 Carlton avenue, Brooklyn, re
centlr awarded Rand, Avery' & Co. the
contract lor printing his work, "Why
Priests Should Wed." Tbe manuscript was
placed In tbe hands of the printer and the
work of putting it in type begun. In the
employ of the printing establishment are
many women. In a body they went to the
foreman and refused point blank to work
an hour longer on Mr. Fulton's book, claim
ing that the text was grossly immoral. The
beads of tLefirm acknowledged that the
complaint was well founded and they
flopped the work on the volume. Mr. Ful
ton now threatens suit.
Mr. Powdarly Vf or..
New York, Dec 14. A Scraiiton, Pa.,
special says: There was a change for the
worse in Mr. Powdcrly's condition last
nlgbt. He became so restless that he could
obtain no sleep. Not until this morning
did be pass into gentle sleep, from which
be had not awakened at noon, wnen tl e
press correspondent visited bis house His
family feel very much alarmed and the phy
sicians have been summoned. The doctois
say that 'here is no immediate danger.
Tha Crown Prlnca'a Throat Worse.
Viesxa. Dec 14. The dispatches re
ceived here report that the condition of the
German crown prince's throat has suddenly
become worse; and that a special medical
consultation has been called at San Remo,
JUDCE YOUNC THREATENED
With Pcraonal Violence if He Doe 'ot Re.
mtt the Gamblers Fine.
Judge Toung has received a letter writ
ten by some anonymous coward, threaten
ing him with personal violence if he does
not remit the fines assessed upon the
gamblers in the police court on
last Monday. The letter states that if
he does not remit the fines, he would better
get a body-guard to insure his safety.
The judge will pay no attention to the
letter, but will go right along In the per
formance of his duty, and the anonymous
letter will do the cause of the "gams '
more harm than good.
A musical entertainment of much merit
will be given Thursday and Friday even
ings, December 15 and 1G, at
the Red Men's hall. at La
gonda. Street cars will convey
passengers to tbe village and return after
the entertainmenj, making transportation
very convenient. A large number expect
to attend from this city.
A Little Cave-ln.
A good-sized bank of earth at the gov
ernment building excavation caved in this
morning and one of the workmen had a
narrow escape from being crushed. He
cot out ut in time. The accident resulted
Jat Look at That.,
The next time you go down Market street
you cannot afford to miss seeing the holi
day stock of W. H. Scbaus. Art novelties,
dainty China, Japanese bric-a-brac queens
ware of every grade. Christmas presents
for aa army there you have them!
Introductory Information About tha Re
publican Club Coutenlioit.
NkuYouk, Dec H. Everything 'ndl
date that Chirkerlug hall will be taxed to
Its utmost H accommodate all the delegates
who will attend the convention of republi
can clubs, that opens here on Thursday
morn int. So many have snet word of their
Intention to Iw litre that yesterday Sec
Oleason, of the lrral committee In charge
of Hie preliminary work, telegraphed to
seven or eight clubs that it would be im
possible to make room for them. The seat
ing capacity of the hall is already exhausted,
and it Is too late to get a larger place.
Over fifteen hundred men have already
sent wold that they would be here.
At 11 o'clock ou Thursday morning Jo
seph Paul, chairman of the committee on
associate organizations, will call the meet
ing to order. Prayer will De ottered oy some
clergyman, who has not been decided upon.
The president, James P. Foster, in belialr
of the republican club of the city of Ntw
York, nl!l deliver an address of welcome.
Temporary ollicers will next be chosen.
r or temporary chairman a western man
will doubtless be selected. Celonel John
Atkinson, of Detroit, and Daniel J. Kyan,
president of the Ohio republican league and
ex speaker of the house ot representatives,
are the names most frequently mentioned
here In connection witli the otlice; while
for iwmaneut chairman Senator Evarts is
proposed. The work of perfecting the or
ganization, organizing committees, etc.,
will take up most ot the lirst day.
In the eveniugs during the days of the
convention it is proposed to hold mass meet
ings, at which well-known speakers will dis
cuss subjects tit importarce to republicans.
Among the speakers already promised at
these meetings are ex-Congressman John It
Lynch, of Mississippi, who will speak of
the suppression of the republican vote in
the south; ex-Congresmon K. (I Horr, of
Michigan, who will talk about temperance
in politics; Senator Evarts, who discuss the
tarilf; Gen. J. Hale Sypher, of Louisiana,
whose subjects-Ill be "The Merchant Ma
rine;"' Hon. Nathan Golf, of Weft Virginia;
Hon. Lewis E. McComas, of Maryland,
and Hon. John S. Wise, of Virginia, who
will tell of "The Old and New South."
Hr at I'itl.burg.
Pittsiioko, Dec 14. The HopeCracker
and Biscuit works of A. B. Speer, East
street, Allegheny, were totally destroyed
1:30 this morning, by tire. Loss. SJ5.000
A TOUCH YOUNC CITIZEN,
Ill Hatler, Colored, Assault, a Young
This morning Officer Wilson went over to
the Northern. school building and arrested
a colored boy, named Will Bailey on the
charge of assault. Bailey is a bad, very
bad boy and gives h'.s parents no end of
trouble. For some time he has been in the
habit of taking undue liberties with the
white girls who attend the Northern school
and last (Tuesday) afternoon after school
was dismissed be gave chase, to a little
daughter of Mr. C 0. Ensley, who resides
at No. US Sherman avenue. The girl ran
into an alley to escape the young brute.
bJt be was too swift for her,
ana before she .could reach a place of safety,
he caught her, threw lib arms around her
and forcibly kissed her several times on the
Miss Ensley related the circumstances of
the assault to her father and he very
promptly and properly filed an affidavit
ihe-boj's teacher-toM oneer" Wilson
when he arrested Bailey this morning that
he was an extremely bad and vicious bny,
and that on oi.e occasion, when she repri
manded him, he chased her around the
school room with a chair.
The reform farm will about fit his case.
AS A RECIMENT.
The Olilo Artillery to be a Feature of Sot
ernor ForaKer'. Inauguration.
A strong effort is being made .to have the
First regiment, Ohio light artillery,
of which Battery E, this cityforms an Im
portant factor, attend the inauguration of
Governor Foraker, January 9, at Colum
bus, as an entire regiment Lieutenant J.
C. Ogden and Captain J. O. Kenuan, of
Battery E, are giving the matter their en
thusiastic attention and the prospects are
they will appear in the great parade, as an
entirety and in all "the pomp and cir-um-
s ince or war. the regiment Is the only
militia artillery regiment in theUnitedStates
and very properly should have a part in the
demonstration attending' the Inauguration
of Ohio's chief executive. All the batteries
in the regiment there are eight have been
heard from, favoring the plan, except one.
and it will join the movement without a
PREVIOUS RUNAWAYS ECLIPSED.
A Team of the Champion Coal and Ire
Conipnny Run Clear toTremont.
On Monday evening Jeff Hill, the driver
of a coal wagon for the Champion Coal and
Ice company, left his team standing on
Plum street between High and Main, while
he went into a house to ascertain where the
family lived to whom he was to deliver the
ton of coal which he had in the wagon.
While he was absent the team
became frightened at something and ran
away. It is related on good authority that
the team ran all the way to Tremont, six
miles, without breaking the wagon or har
ness or losing a bit of the ton of coal. This
is about the biggest runaway story that has
I been told in this town for some time, but
there is no doubting its truth.
A flnrly Colored Man Oroftly Intuit a
Young White Lady.
On Monday evening about 8 o'clock.
Miss Lucy H'lts, a very estimable young
lady residing on south Yellow Springs
street, was returning to her home, when
she was accosted by a burly colored man
and grossly insulted. The man
had Iwn following her for
some distance and she had started into a
yard tr. escape him, when he made his pro
posal to her. She screamed for help and
the cowardly brute ran away and escaped.
Miss Hilts did not know the man. and as
it was pretty dark at the time he addressed
her. It is doubtful whether she could recog
Klder rsroreaand Wlllett at Temperance
Large audiences still attend the Gospel
meetings at Temperance hall, corner of
High ami Mechanic streets. The singing
of Kev. Willett is much appreciated. Come
out at 7 p. in. to the song and praise ser
vice. Elder Groves will preach at 7:30 p.
in. on a very important subject There
will no doubt be a large audience this
evening. Two more united with the Dis
cip'es last evening. All are invited, but es
pecially those who are not Christians.
Their Annual Bale.
The ladles of the First Presbyterian
church will have their annual sale of fancy
articles and give a supper in the parlors of
the church on Thursday afternoon and
evening. OecemberJSth. Sale to commence
at :t o'clock and continne during the after
noon and evening. Supper from 5 to 10
This will be a grand opportunity to pur
chase Christmas presents and for business
men to get a good supper.
The police have been notified that a Duo
double-barreled, breech-loading shot-gun,
top brake, pistol grip, light stock, twelve
bore, with the name "Gano & Howell" on
each hammer, and weighing " pounds,
was stolen from Mr. It, C Prlggs. of New
Carlisle, on Sunday.
ANTIOCH COLLEC? NOTTO SUFFER.
Ill Tranter Will Make Up Keblei' Steal
ing. The trustees of Autloch college held a
meeting Saturday afternoon to consider the
matter of Kebler's supposed defrauding of
the college, says theXenia TorchltuM. The
meeting was a long one and was held with
closed doors, the in'ention being to keep
all knowledge of the proceedings from the
When it first became known that Kebler
had pursued a course of wholesale forgery
and theft the trustees of the college Had
their attorneys make a careful examination
of all the papers that had passed through
the suicide lawyer's hands.
The investigation completed, the attor
neys reported that afternoon. The trustees
at once decided to assume all responsibility
for losses incurred through Kebler, and so
the endowment fund of the College will not
suffer to the extent of one cent This noble
coure of the trustees will command the
reiect of the friends of the famous institu
tion whose usefulness will net be interfered
with in the least.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
By the First
Dr. Jay W.
Raatlat Sunday School
Morrison Highly Coinplt.
The election of officers of the Sunday
school of the First Baptist church was held
last (Tuesday) evening, at the church. The
attendance was large and great interest
was manifested In the election of odirers,
which resulted as follows:
Jar W. Morrlion. M. I ..-.Superintendent
W B. Tattershall sit. Superintendent
Tharles N . Foley- ..-Secretary and Treasurer
Adella Clapp 1'iaaist
7.. Msrtln . .CbnrtJter
John Watt . )
The election of Dr. Morrison to be super
intendent of the school was a peculiarly
graceful compliment and high testimonial
to him. in view of the fact that he is now
in Germany and will not be here r.galn un
til next June. Dr. Morrison is. however,
worthy of the honor done him by the
In the selection of the other officers, the
sshool was most happy, and it would have
been a difficult task to make a better or
'houiiui F. Mcflrfir'i I.ecturenn Euro-
nGltleaand Work of Art.
The illustrated lecture on European cities
and works ot art given on Tuesday evening
bv Mr. Thomas; F. McXirew before the
Young People's Lyceum, of the Second
English Lutheran church, was Indeed a
rare intellectual treat, affording both de
light and Instruction to all who were pres
ent. The views exhibited were chiefly
those of Italian cities, and especially those
of ancient and classic name, and the ex
planations of each by the gifted and
scholarly lecturer afforded his auJieuce a
large fund of valuable informitiou. ;
At the close of the lecture a vote cf
thanks was most cordially tendered Mr.
Mcfirew for his great kindness and valuable
service and he may rest assured that he has
by J lie hour thus spent among them.greatly
endeared himself to the young people jof
the second English Lutheran church of
THEY WILL FIGHT.
Probability that tlio Kliotiemu Qatnb
Itnc Case Will bo Taken to tb Com
mon Plea Court.
It Is probable that there will ret-beeoate
pyrotechnic displays over the cases of the
gamblers whom Judge Young fined S50 and
costs each in the police court on Monday.
Ncthlng was done with the cases in the j o
lice court yesterday afternoon, but they
will probably be up fcr further considera
tion this afternoon.
Hon. George C. Rawlins, attorney for tbe
defendants, will very likely carry the cases
up to the common pleas court on exception
to the Che, which be deems excessive. He
this morning took a verbatim copy of the
affidavit filed agnlnst the men, which he-Is
required to append to bis bill of exceptions.
If the cases are taken up. It remains to
be seen whether Judge White will sustain
Judge Young In the stand he has taken.
A FOUR-LECCED CHICKEN-THIEF.
A FuIMirown. Mink Captured In t
Rear of a Produce Mtand.
A full-grown mink, with fur as soft as
silk, and a capacity for petty depredation
equalled only by the devil, was captured in
the rear of Budd Parrish's fruit and pro
duce stand on south Market street, night be
fore last, and is now on exhibition in front
of the store, where it attracts much atten
tion. It was captured by two steel traps
and when found was squarely caught, witli
a fore-foot in each, quite dead.
For months past the animal has been
olaylng havoc among the chickens kept by
Mr. Pairish, and has killed thirty-six of
them in all. No one knew what sort of an
animal it was that was getting away with
the fowls, but the traps furnished tbe solu
tion. The mink measures about twenty
inches from its nose to the tip of its tail,
and its fur is worth considerable.
THE SKETCH CLUB.
Successful Meeting Last Night Tba
The Sketch Club held one of the best and
most satisfactory meetings in its career last
(Tuesday) evening at the stndio of Mi's
Fannie Sterrett. the artist Mr. Steinber
ger, the remarkably clever artist living in
German township, was presented and
brought with him a head of Christ done in
clay for a model. Mr. Stelnberger recently
presented the same head modeled in butter
Mr. Steinberger's brother also posed as a
model and was an excellent one. full of life
and personality. Miss Maud Hichanls also
posed as a Spanish servant, with a fantastic
mantle of lace, and was beautiful Indeed.
Death of Frank S. Mumma.
On Monday Mr. Frank S. Mumma died at
his residence north of Lagonda, near the
Newcomer church. He had been suffering
from an attack of typhoid pneumonia and
the di-ease resulted fatally. Mr. Mumma
was 34 years of age and enjoyed a large
circle of friends and acquaintances wl.o
sincerely mourn his loss. The funeral will
take place at his late residence on Thursday
morning, at half-past 9 o'clock, the Kev.
Burl ett conducting theservices. The inter
ment will be at Ferncliff cemetery. Friends
of the family are invited.
Congratulations in Order.
Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson, residing
at the corner of Yellow Springs and High
street, were made happy last night by the
advent Into their home of two boin-
ingboys. Mr. And :rson Is stepping bigh
today, but his republican friends declare
that this is the opening wedge to a demo
cratic scheme to colonize the Fifth ward.
Mr. Anderson Is feeling mighty good over
the presence of the little strangers, as he
has a perfect right to, and his friends are
heartily congratulating him on all hands.
Elks Inltlntl n.
Every member, of Srriii;lield lodge. No.
51, B. P. O. K., should in t fail to be pres
ent tonight Wednesday, December 14.
Four initiations In the second degree and
two in the rir-t. All candidates In these
degree should beou hand. By order of
the E. It-
Ladies don't forget to calf on Sullivan,
tbe Hatter, if yon want te find something
suitaole for a Christmas present They
have sertirnd the best line of useful presents
for gent-enen that can be found In the city.
Bead inni ad. and it will give you an ides
of what fiey have.
THE CITY FATHERS.
Brief and Bather Inconsequential Meet-
icg of the Oity Council,
lleport. Ordinance, Protest, 9agge-
IIuh'p llllu and Other Municipal
Matter The Weekly Url.t
Council met last (Tuesday) evening in
regular session, with President Thomas In
the chair and all members present except
Messrs. Fried, Korn, McKenna and
The minutes of the last meeting were
read and approved.
The clerk submitted his report for No
vember as follows : Amount disbursed for
feed for fire department, SSI. ST. For pa
trol house, 5250. Filed.
Police Court Clerk Mori 11 1 presented his
report, showing amount collected 3243;
paid for witness fees, J18: costs paid.
$11.00; total, S2.-SG.G0; for which treas
urer's receipt is attached. Iteferred.
By the clerk Monthly report of Mayor
Kelly, showing $Xi 50 collected from li
censes, accompanied by treasurer's receipt
for the amount. Placed on tile.
F. M. HugliL-1, M. S. Mluuich and Chas.
l. Kepsay presented remonstrances against
payment to Contractor (iuinau for pav
ing walks in front of their re--
pective properties on west Main
street, necause t irst liuinan has shown
Impartiality and personal preference in
jumping jobs and leaving gaps in the side
walks, winch, owing to consequent mild,
p'aded them in worse condition than before.
Seoud Because lie did not do his work in
a workman-like maimer. I.Ike remon
strances were submitted by Milton Cole, of
Central avenue, and J. J. Snjder, ot west
High street, against Joseph Holm, for
curbing an-t guttering. One ground of the
protest against Bolan was that his con
tract had expir it December 1 and tbe work
was, therefore, legally unauthorized, ite
COJIMI rTKK REPORT!.
Pay ordinances were pissed for the fol
A.C. Morrill, salary 66 66
r'rmDk Kluhtmyvr, saUry .. 50 ou
Williams A Co.. Ohio State Directory. 5 00
Annsiruag iiromers, mau-noia, nogs,
D.F. -Mlnnhsn. estimate ou .Market
Theodore Murray. crmeDtlng and re-
pairiUKcelur .. .
C. II. .S-baeSer, groceries, etc. lor hoi-
John Ktuney. superintendent chain
Frank (.'0111113. coal for the engine
bouses . ...
Mr. Funk, of the committee on city im
provements, reported that the committee
had examined the gutter on the south side
of Min street across Kace street and
would recommend, oIng to the depleted
condition of the general expense fund, a
covered gutter tie dispensed with for the
present and the work done in the spring, if,
the condition ot the finances justified it'
Fhe city clerk read for the first time an
ordinance to revoke a special assessment on
the benefited property for improvements
curbing and guttering and paving in ac
cordance with the "iron clad" ordinance
passed last spring.
City Clerk shewalter presented a com
munication which he said bad been handed
him by the'mayor's clerk just after the ad
journment of council a week ago, announc
ing the suspension of Officer waskey. Re
ferred. A communication was read from Mayor
Kelly, calling council's attention to the bad
condition of the fence about the city pound
which ii In such bad shape that stock
cannot be kept in it. Also another
communication .from His Honor, stating
that property owners on Columbia street
between Market and Center, are making
great and constant complaiut to the mayor
on account of the litter and obstruction
from tl a part of the street belag ufed as a
hay and wood market in the degree that
the said property owners have been, on
many occasions, requested by the sanitary
marshal to remove same. The mayor
recommends that that matter be referred to
the proper committee, and arrangements
made if possible so that no hardship Is
worked te an j body. Referred.
Ke olutions were adopted as follows :
By Mr. Blee That the plans and speci
fications for cellar excavations for the mar
ket house and city buildings, prepared by
Charles A. Cregar, architect be approved
and adopted by council.
That the city clerk advertise in the reg
ular form for proposals for excavating the
cellar for the new city building, according
to plans adopted and filed, the earth to be
placed in the Factor street fill on the lot
leased by the city from E. S. Kelly for
hay and wood market, as may be directed
by the committee on public buildings, work
to be completed by April 1, 1SS8, and pro
posals to be by cubic yard on the excava
tion. By Mr. Burnett That the street com
missioner be instructed to employ two ash
wagons instead of four, the wagons to haul
nottiing but ashes until further orders from
council. Also appropriating S5 for repair
ing the coal shed at the mayor's office.
By Mr. Funk That the Champion Coal
and Ice Co. be requested to pay 35 50
for crossing plates broken by one of their
teams while running away, the accident
having resulted from carelessly allowing 1
the team to stand unhitched.
Resolutions were offerred as follows:
For three crossings on Mason street one
at Sherman, one at northern terminus and
one at Stanton avenue. Ordering streetcom
missioner to examine crossing on south side
of Main over Mechanic; and have same re
paired; also to order new covering for fire
cistern at same place.
Mr. Berlew also offered a resolution,
which was referred, for nine electric lights
in the 9th ward distributed as follows: At
Plum street bridge, at the intersection of
Plum and North, Plum aid Cedar, N r h
and YellowSprings.North and Kvee. North
and Light, Main and Jackson, Main and
Western avenue and Main at first railroad
Meaning the tattle uf the First Preeby.
lerlnnChurrh or till City.
The ladies of the First Presbyterian
church will have one of their fancy sales In
the parlors of the church next Thursday
afternoon and evening. Tht-y are held
every year about this time and are most
successful aflAirs. hlegant suppers are
served from 5 to 10 o'clock and then an op
portunity is given to purchase the beautiful
articles on sale. The proceeds are devoted
entirely to the church needs and it thus en--ihles
this church to enjoy the many bless
ings that it has through the able e for s of
Simply Not ta arTmaglneft.
The holiday display of W. M. Schaus,
the south Market street queensware dealer.
simply cannot be described in cold lead. It
is the finest, niot varied, most multiplex,
most inviting lay-out of art and lancy
nneensware, bric-a-brac and bijouterie ever
seen in this city, and the store Is doing a
holiday trade which is nothing short of an
eye-opener. You'll mi-s it if you wait long
Third Ward Ladle.
The ladies of the Third ward are earn
estly requested to meet at the residence of
Mrs. C. Myers, west High street on Thurs
day afternoon, December 15. at 3 o'clock,
for the purpose of reorganizing the society
of Associated Charities for the ensuing
Buy Hocking and Jackson coal of Braley
& Haroer, o. n soutn Marcel street
Pat Rooney at lltaek's I.:nt Night Charm
ing Lllfla m run Tonight The Only
"Pat's Wardrobe was presented by Pat
Rooney and his company at Black's opera
house last night before a good audience,
that seemed to enjoy the piece immensely.
Kooney has been seen here many times and
as he last season produced "Pat's Ward
robe" at Black's neither he nor the piece
was new to many in the audience. The
performance was good, parts of it. Indeed,
being excellent. Koonev's specialties and
dancing were, of course, great and he re
ceived several hearty encores. Mias Kate
Rooney was clever, and the singing of the
Southern Quintette, composed of the Bent
ley brothers, was really tine.
LIZZIE EVANS TO.VKJIIT.
Tonight the patrons of ltlack'-i will have
a real treat in the performance by charming
Lizzie Evans and Iter company of her latest
and most successful play. "Our Angel."
The Pittsburg Post refers to the play as
"The play Is made up of refreshing little
bits of comedy and touches of human
nature, unglamnred by the refinements of
brick walls and pated streets, twined
around a well-told love story. There is no
scenes of caniage,aud the "miner element'
at no time shows a disposition no be clam
orous. which is for the best It is a relief
to occasionally meet with a stage miner
who Is not perpetually pulling a gun,
or talking about his trusty "pal."
The play of "Our Angel" is a
godsend to Miss Evans, because she fits so
nicely into it. In fact it was jut the set
ting that she needed. As 'lllossom Jen
nings,' her merit has found a medium of
expression, and the result is a new creation
a characterization that appeals to the
feelings, and captivates by its own inher
ent qualities of excellence. The actress is
lost in the art. and this new girl of the
mining camp must go down as another
idylic picture in the gallery of fancythe
Valhalla of imagery, with its sprichtly,
laughing touches of humor, and its strain
of finer feeling. The little episode in the
second act the music lesson, is quaintly
natural, and it told wonderfully with the
Seats caa now be secured at C. II. Pierce
W. J sC.VN!.A'.
At Black's opera house Monday eveninr.
December 19, the people's favorite Irisii
comedian, Mr. W. J. Scan Ian will produce
his popular play, "The Irish Minstrel."
This comedy-drama is a .simple story of
every day life in Ireland, and Mr. Scaulan
as Larry O'Lynn with his frank, open face,
laughing blue eyes and incomparable smile,
gives us a most pleasing portrayal of an
Ideal young Irishman. The "Minstrel" has
been seen here before, but that was some
years ago. Since then its anther, Mr.
Marsden. has changed many of the situa
tions, rounding them out and making them
more complete, and the new songs added
by Peek-a-boos author, give it an addi
tional charm that is sure to please the
many lovers of natural comedy. The play
itself. It Is unnessarv to describe in detail,
as the plot Is familiar to most of the Rf.
public's readers. It contains the usual love
scenes. Is full of pathos and melody and
has a plenty of wit and humor. The scenes
of tne "Minstrel" are all laid in Ireland and
new and illustrative scenery has been
painted for Its production 'in this city by
two famous New York- scenic artists. The
stage settings will be neat' ami appropriate
to the time and action of the play, and with
the excellent company supporting Mr.
Scanlan a delightful entertainment is as
sured. Of course, there will be plenty of
singing, and the many popular songs of
this versatile young actor are sure to be
called for again and again.
The sale of seats will begin at (J. II.
Pierce Co.'s at 8 o'clock Thursday morn
lug. COURT MATTERS.
The Circuit Uench Important Maodamn
The December term of the circuit conrt
of this city begins tomorrow morning. The
following cases are on the docket for trial:
Goodheart Bro. Co. vs. Susan D.Blesr-
First Unlversallst church of Springfield
vs. Emellne Pierce. Appeal.
David Neff vs. Samuel Sullivan et al.
Warder A Barnett and P. P. Mast A Co.
vs. city of Springfield, et at Appeal.
New York. Lake Erie and Western R. K.
Co.. lessees of N. Y. P. & O. It It, vs. J.
D. Burnett et al. Appeal.
D. R. Hosterman vs. Joseph T. Butler
Nathan Marsh vs. Charles M. Clark.
Timothy Rodgers vs. Patrick (Alexandri)
Peter C. Adams, et al., vs. Jane Adau s.
D. s. Johnson fc Co. vs. A. u. Lemmon,
The city of Springfield vs. Patrick
A mandamus suit was entered in the
court of common pleas, this morning, by
Mahala C. Harding, through her attorney,
George Arthur, esq., against Judge John C.
Miller. The suit grows out of the appro
priation by the city of the plaintiff's prop
erty for market purposes. By nui'ual
agreement the jury m the case in Judge
Miller's court made an award of S2.000 for
the portion of the Harding property appro
priated. Mrs. Harding, the plaintiff, held
a life estate on the property. After reciting
these facts the petition goes on to say that
she Is entitled to the immediate
Tv.sesln and use during her
1 fe cf the S2.000 so awarded. On August
13 and at divers other times before and
since that date, plaintiff made a demand on
the probate judge for the amount, which
demand was and has ever since been re
fused. Plaintiff, thereiore, prays that a
writ of mandamus may issue azainst de
fendant that he may be commanded to pay
over said sum of S'2,000. The motion of
plaintiffs attorney that a writ of mandamus
be allowed against defendant as petitioned
for, will be argued this afternoon.
Tha TJrbana Republican Swing Into Line
With a Welt.Omeerrd Permanent
The live republicans of Urban a have
stepped forward Into the Hue of aggressive
republicanism by organizing a permanent
republican club. This was a wise step, as
will be seen later by the benefits that will
accrue to the party through Urbana's new
club tbe Garfield. The Buckeye club, of
this city, did an Immense amount of good,
sterling work, during the last campaign,
and tbe Influence of the club was felt at
every precinct in Clark county on election
day. So It will be in Urban and Cham
paign county. The republicans of
Clark gieet their brothers in Cham
paign and wish them God speed.
At a meeting of tbe Urbana club or more
correctly the Garfield club on Monday
evening the following officers were elected:
President Jobn T. Mitchell.
Vice presidents. C. F. Colwell. C. W".
Clark. W. W. Wilson, II. U. Williams, M.
Recording secretary, Colin McDonald.
Corresponding secretary, O. S. Robinson.
Treasurer. Thomas McConnell.
Trustees, J. II. E. Dimond. It H. Mur-
phey. George . Ilitt, Griffith Ellis,
John M. Fitzpatrick, George W.
The club already has a large member
ship and starts off with the brightest pros
Tbe styles In gentlemen's holiday slip
pers are not as. flashy and gay as In the
past, especially In the better grades, being
confined more exclusively to leather goods.
such as goat and alligator. They are found
to be more durable and retain their beauty
much leoger. Do not fall to call and see
tbe Arcade shoe store before you make your
The Bank Wrecker I'aM HI rlrat Oa7
Behind the Wall, of tha "Pea." Af
fecting Parting Willi III Wife.
It is now Convict Harper.
The bank wrecker's prison life formally
begun on Tuesday, and he Is now a full
Hedged inmate of the Ohio penitentiary.
When he entered the prison dining rj m on
Tuesday morning, he sat down at a tab.'e
where a plate containing some apple butter,
the usual piece of prison bread, a bowl of
coffee and a common case knife were await
ing him. He talked freely during his meal,
and would occasionally stroke his face with
his hand hi a princely manner a habit
which was probably formed when seated
before richer viands than those of yester
After the meat Harper was taken to the
state shop, where it was thought the final
transition would occur and the stylish black
suit would be discarded for the stripes.
When ushered Into the presence
of Uncle Sam Johnson, superintend
ent of the state shop, this official
asked the formal question or what was
the prisoner's name and what was his busi
ness, which were promptly answered. Tbe
next step came very near creating a scene.
Superintendent Johnson ordered Harper to
take off his clothes, and this seemed to sur
prise him greatly. As the embarrassing
tnoiigiitoi putting on convict clothes ruslied
into his mind he looked much chagrined,
and he asked in a confused manner, "What
do you want me to take off my clothes
for?'' "Because," replied I'nele Sam
Johnson, "we think we have a suit
that will fit you better.." The fine
looking prisoner then approached the
official in a winning wav, and putting
his arm gently around Mr. Johnson, whis
pered in his ear that he hail made arrange
ments with the warden to retain his pres
ent clothing. The superint -ndent who
was a little excited in the presence of his
distinguished ,iitor, abruptly Indicated
that he was no respecter of persons, and
said tint all of the prisoners must go
through the same form with him. and he
could not allow Harper to keep his cloth
ing without an order from the warden.
Guard Tyler went to see the warden about
the matter. The prisoner then began to
reveal his emotions and he chewed a tooth
pick nervou-Iy an I could scarcely re
train from tears as he stood
awaiting the results. It was evident to
all present that his thoughts were occu
pied with the last visit of his wife and
friends and the dread of having to apiiear
before them in stripes. The climax of the
scene was reached when Mr. Harper, in
stepping toward the rear of the room in
quest of Uncle Sam Johnson, was peremp
torily ordered to not ko back there by C.
W. Richard, a life convict who was the first
man convicted after the Cincinnati riot
Richard is foreman of the shop and his ab
rupt order seemed to cut the once moneyed
uionaich to the quick, although Mr. Harper
submitted passively and In a gentlemanlv
manner. V ord from the warden to the ef
fect that the prisoner should wear his
clothing until a suit could be made for him,
cleared the atmosphere, and a moment later
Harper was talking very glibly to Captain
Sioll about their respective weights and
heights, while Richard was taking the nec
essary measurements for his new suit
Harper exhibited great fortitude during
the entire day, but when the time came in
Ibe afternoon for the parting with bis wife
the strain on his nerves proved too muclu
and he gave way to tears In a scene that
was truly affecting. As he kissed his weei
iug wife the tears began to course down hi
cheeks. Tbe others were deeply affected,
but there was very little demonstration as
they said good-by. After the farewell
Harper, remxined in the room by himself
some time and tbe tears flowed in spite of
his efforts to restrain them.
Harper's convict pazts and vests are done
and his coat will be finished to day.- and
then he will don the stripes, have his black
hair and tine moustache taken off and De
fully Initiated. His wife will next see him
as a full-fledged convict and he will soou
be lost In the routine duties of prison Ufa.
A Good Drill on Monday E.enlng Lien
Tbe battery was exercised -In the fcot
movements last night by Captain Kennan,
and afterwards drilled In manual of tie
sabre and sabre exercises. It Is especially
desired that all the members attend tie
meetings, as the battery wants to make as
good a showing as possible at the inaugur
ation ceremonies at Columbus In January.
After drill several fine exhibitions of
sparring were given by Tom Robinson, his
trainer and some of tbe boys.
On next Monday evening. Lieutenant A.
C. Sharp, -"d Infantry, V. S. A., will de
liver his second lecture before the battery
and Co. A, in Uie latter's armory, on
"Guard Mounting and Duties of Sentinels.'
Tbe lecture itself will be short but after
wards practical work on the subjects of the
lecture will be done, guard-mount gone
through with, guards posted, ic Members
of the battery will report at the armory at
7:30 sharp, and march from there to the C.
C. G. armory.
Everything promises a decided success
for the gatling gun detachment's ball nn
December 21. Tickets are going rapidly
and a considerable number of military men
from other cities have signified their inten
tion of being present Lieutenant Taylor,
ot Co. B, of Urbana, being one of the
INTHt BLOOM OF YOUTH.
Sad and Sudden Death of MIm Nellie l.
Thomnsou Hit Moruln,;.
Miss Nellie Mv Thompson, the attractive
and highly-esteemed younger daughter of
Mr. George V. Thompson, the tinner, died
at 3:30 this (Wednesday) morning, at litr
residence. No. "231 south Market street, of
acute inflammation of the bowels. The
unfortunate young lady was ill only about
thirtv hours, having been able to go down
town Monday, but during the brief interval
that elapsed between the attack and the
time of her death her sufferings were some
thing frightful. Considering the torture
she endured, her death was a mercy, but it
will be a profound blow and shock to the
young lady s large circle of friends and
Miss Thompson was a n-eraber of St.
Paul M. E choir and a musician of h'gh
ability. She was possessed of many per
sonal attractions and seemed full of life
and vitality. 'She was but two months over
eighteen years of age.
It is possible that the boc'y will te taken
to Zanesville. the former residence of the
family, for interment If this is not done,
the funeral will occur on Friday at 2 o'clock
The afflicted parents and family have
deep sympathy in this grtat and sudden
affliction visited upon them.
Sudden Death of a Toung Man.
Last Friday Mr. Jonn tv. Click was
taken sick at the home of his parents west
of the city, and on Tuesday morning he
p issed away. The disease was typhoid fe
ver. Mr. Click was 20 years of age and
was a popular young man. The funeral
services will be held st the family residence
on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The
interment will be on the Ream farm', near
North Hampton. Friends are invited to
attend the funeral.
Miss Laura Dye, of Moberly, Mo., who
has visited in this city and made many
friends, will be married at Troy, Ohio, on
Wednesday, December 28, to Mr. J. Frank
Carpenter, a prominent young business
man of Garrett Indiana. .Miss Ella Simp
son, of this city, will be bridesmaid.
Tha Torrey Rrnsor.
The Torrey razors have tbe reputation for
being ibe best, and are more used than any
other make. A complete line has Just been
me. ted by W. C Downey Son.
Real Scotch Linf Shawls, j
Angola Wtl Shawls.'
Carriage and Traveling Shawls.
Cashmere Long Shawb. aU-wtol
ixng ana wis from J4.50.
Choice assortments of tbe above In allN
new shades Tans, Grays and faocJea.
Ladies' Cloth awl Satia Skirts!
Stripe Flannel Skirts. St nn.
Plain and Embroidered Skirting
MURPHY & BRO.
49 AJfD U LinSTOffE 8T.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14
FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
If there is anything in car
store that could draw out
word "ifflmeRSe"aword. bv
the-bye, you don't often see
in our ads.), the Handker
chief department in its pres
ent overloaded condition,
would be the most likelv.
Our buyer made a special trip
East, lately, to buy Handker
chiefs, and they are here ; her?
by the case, by the thousand,
by the hundred dozen, what
ever term conveys quantity t
you; we have quantity enough.
and variety enough.
In Ladles' Embroidered Lines
chiefs we are showing full lines of Mm
latest novelties at 15c. -Wc. 33c 40c 43s,
50c and 75c each. (Special prices by MM
in Gentlemen's Linen Uandkereblea
are showing a full line of everything wsrta
buying, from 10c to 50c met. (SfeJaa
prices by the dozen.)
Or Ladles' Japan Silk. China Sift; lrssni
Silk or Xew Jersey Silk HaiidkereMe,
we iitb aa assortment mat praeaarj esv?r
lint Im entiatptfl nntMlila-Ae Vaw Tiwe ISarV
for low prices. " - ?t
Gentlemen's Silk Mufflers an la tbe aasray
department (and that's an article that a
peals to the masculine heart in s bmsO
potent way) ;"we can supply the whole csty
wim mem at iron tue to s eaeaj.
- Watch for the Bargain Day'
list in tomorrow's paper.
THE QUICK A5B SAT
KUAU I U WtAL I H B
IS TO SMB MOJEf TV . A
S. M. CROTHERS & CONH.
9 NORTH MAIN ST.
LOS ASaiLJB. CAlr $4
Special Attention given te Iavi
uana ior eastern raonuv.
No. ss w. jmwwmmMou
wahtko A fawlrtt-eiaaa
DOaracrs: gooa. rss-entss
good rooms, and u fset,evenr
ation, to make nnra " f
tn connection good park aad B esaresav' iS-E
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