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SPRTNGFIELD, O., THUUSDAY EVENING DECEMBER 15. 1887.
PRICE TWO CENTS
VOL. XXXIII NO. 295.
Wiummi. Dm. 11. Ml:
Voider, falrxataer. exoeBt
tnawi aieag use.
December 15, 1887,
Mrs. B. My dear, you came
in too late last night, and you
talked in your sleep.
Mr. B. (uneasily) Did I ?
What did I say ?
Mrs. B It sounded like
"ante up, jackpot."
Mr. B. ("with admirable
presence of mind) Yes, my
dear, I had been discussing
Yolapuk, the new universal
language, with Jones. The
expression which escaped me
in my sleep means, "God
bless our home."
Mrs. B. was so touched
that next day she came to
The When and bought a com
plete outfit for Mr. B. in the
way of Furnishing Goods' and
Clothes; she bought him a
Hat, too. Mr. B. didn't wear
plug hats any longer, because
(old chestnut, you know) he
was long enough already he
was 6 feet 4 ; but Mrs. B. got
him ore ol Schindler's best,
which can be had only at
The crsvat she bought hla m a stun-
nine rid; the gloves were a gloriooagreen.
Thru the took tbe goods bosne aad pre
sented them to Mr. B. Aad Umo ML B.
talked some more Volapok. ringing the
various changes on "God Mow our hosse,"
with several new airs.
Moral Come bur tbwe thine yew
self, for we'll Mil the to the women talks
for yon every time they ask for them, ears!
25 and 27 West Main Strut
Glice Clwrriaa, FrMch ; Gtaca
Apncata, FraMh ; Crystal
CrystaJizad Catrriaa. frmtk.
Layer Osiers lafslas Cit
rm, Leases. Tetl, Orsage
lVel, Freseh Frue, Figs,
Currant,- Peeled Feseaes,
llnDoelea Priest. Asrieets.
Blackberries, Pitted Cser
ries, Csiifbrsls Alneis, Tar
rairoH Alaosss, Beekwkfst
Flour, CtseCes Crsafeerrte,
JERSEY SWEET POTATOES,
Cocoa Nats, Spaaisk Oslea,
Malaga (Jrape, Jamaica
On.ng -s, Sweet Cider, Hom
iny, tfomiay Grits, Beam.
The lnest lot et Crackers la
the eity. The ahote gees'!
are all new aad fresh.
CUTLERY, GBIL IISES.
Oil Cloths, Hardware.
GEO. A. DIEHL,
73 aad 7S East Mala St.
64 SOUTH LIMESTONE ST.
I shall begin Monday morning, No
vember 2S, to reduce my stock of Gro
ceries, aid shall make special Cask
l'ricei A good Roasted Coffee for 35c
Big Reduction in Teas.
81.00 Teas for..
TRc Teas for....
COc Teas for. . . .
50c Teas for. . . .
40c Teas for. . . .
35c Teas for. . . .
Dr. Frank C. Rnyaa,
SB Buomsta Baakli
tsUI amsMoa Uvea
J. M. MIUFFER.
MEXICAN ELECTION ROW.
Biota at All tbe Polls-light Hen Killed
aad Forty Wounded Major
Oevoraer Bod well, of Mala. Head-Cell-
ferala. Holal. Jfear Lorn Aag-lee,
Btawu Dawa Woman aad
Br the Associated Free.
St. Louis, Dec 15. Advices from
Jiaauriva, in the southern part of the
state of Taaaullpas, states that there was
mocb trouble there and a riot during the
election Sunday. At each of the polls there
there was a pitched battle; ballot boxes
were overturned or destroyed; eight men
killed and over forty wounded. The result
I that the old mayor will hold over for an
CAYLOR CETS HIS WIFE.
Aad Waata tO.OOO From Bar Kelativrs
for leterferlag Wna Ilia Domestic He.
Wasrmotox. C. H.. Dec 13. William
Caylor and Miss Carrie Kink, who were se
cretly married In this eity one week ago last
Monday nlf at, bat who have not lived to-
(ether, were reunited this afternoon and
toft for Caylor's father's, a wealthy farmer
Urine near Good Hope. Tbe divorce suit
Mrs. Caylor had filed against her husband
beta dismissed, but the suit tor ezo.oou
damages which Caylor has brought through
his attorney against Messrs. wtin&m n.
Stoddard and wife and Frank White and
wife, will (rind on. Caylor sues the de
feadanta for the above amount on the
grounds that they nave secreted his wife and
fwiHanoa ner net -" wiwi tnem. it is al
leged by the def.ndaiU that the girl be
suoght them to proucc them from Caylor.
whom she had concluded, after she nan
married him, was a bad man. and all the
hUmc was done by her of her own accord.
Caylor was married once before, and tbe
fact that the dockets snow mat lie wnipped
his first wife is said to have alarmed the
Italian Beslaeat a Washington Prepar
lac to fumt It to the Called Stairs.
Wasiiixgto, Dec 15. Amon the j
pars mid before the senate was a communi
cation from Italian residents of Washing-
j. proposing to present to the United
Soties government a bust of Garibaldi, as a
lhtk in the chain of sympathy which all
fit amen feel for the champions of liberty
aad republican governments. It was re
ferred te tbe committee en library.
Br Mr. Call To prohibit United States
judges and courts from authority for bor
hwIbs. money by receivers of railroads
and other corporations, beyond the amount
of their annual net incomes; also to pro
hibit the appointment of such receivers
without evidence of the financial condition
of the company. Referred to committee
on later-state commerce.
WILL PROHIBITION PROHIBIT?
TaaQae-tlea Likely ta Be Bellied Soon So
SJBWgjrar aa Iawa la Concerned.
"'Bcavo.ravla., Dec 15 Judge Sbiras,
f tbe U.S. District Court, sitting in this
eity. Hamad ml all the brewery and saloon
eaeaebo'ere him to the state courts. This
wmaeaWrt'aafrequeefM Judge Ilrew eft
oc atasaas. rearseea eaees in au were re
msalii That doas not prehihit the trans
fer of Basor eases frem tbe state courts,
bat It saeana that when so removed they
will be at oace remanded. Judge Love, of
tbe Southern Iowa District, has received
similar Instructions. Tbb cuts of all hope
oa the part of the liquor men and brewers
of evading the final Issue by delays and ap
aeala. It Is victory for the prohibition
lam, aad will result In putting to a speedy
tost the virtue of the Clark law.
a Tklaaa BMalaa the Man.
Nkw Tosx. Dec 15. Postmaster Joseph
Mauler, of Augusta, Me., is in town. He
Is here as a delegate to the republican club
convention. In an interview Tuesday he
aid: "I nave no question but Mr. Blaine
ill be nominated at Chicago, and by
acclamation, because republicans in etrry
ateooo of tbe land regard bis nomination
as tbe strongest one that can be made. Of
course 1 do not know what Mr. Blaine will
do, but I believe be is too much of a patriot
and too goad a republican, whatever his
private wishes and desires may be, to de
cline such a ctll made upon lilin."
Washington, Dec 14. Senate. A
report was read from the committee on
privileges and elections, declaring that C.
J. Faulkner had been duly elected senator
from west Virginia. Mr. raulkner was
thereupon sworn in. A number of bills
re introduced and rererrea. senator
Morrill's bill to regulate immigration was
taken up and discussed. At 2:40 p. in. the
senate went Into executive session, and ten
minutes later adjourned.
Tbe bouse was not in session.
atal Blown Dowaat Creaeent and Two
Loa Anof.i.ks, Dec 15. A heavy wind
prevailed yesterday at Crescent ten miles
north of here, and a hotel with sixteen In
mates was blown down. Mrs. Clementina
Arnold and her 10-year-old daughter wer
Ail tbe others were badly Injured.
Coaveatloa or Poetuiaetere.
Washington, Dec. 15. At the post
aaasters' convention this morning, one del
egate from each state represented was ap
pointed as a national comxittee to draft
and take charge of a bill to be presented to
congress. Tn convention aoiournea sub
ject to the call of the national committee.
A Maine Liquor DecUlon.
Avgcsta. Me.. Dec 15. The superior
court of Kennebec county has declared
unconstitutional the law making the pay
ment of United States special taxes by a
liquor-seller prima facie evidence that the
party paying such tax is a saloon-keeper,
and therefore a public nuisance,
Ttaey Aim to Dmagrra.
Xenia, O.. Dec 15. The jury in the
Ramsey bunko ease, after a tussle of thlrty
bours. wss dismissed by Judge Uawes late
last night as It seemed it was imposMDio
for them to agree. They stood 7 to 4 In
favor of conviction. The case has already
cost the county S3, 000.
A rind or Coin.
St. Johns, N. II.. Dec 15. The story
f the finding of a buried treasure at St,
Martina has caused a sensation. Tbecmount
of the find up to the present time is stated
to be several bushels of coin, or German
make, dated 1765.
A Lawyer Scat Up.
BkTAN, O., Dec 15. John B. Swart7,
an attorney from Tiffin, has been sentenced
to one rear in the penitentiary for swind
ling a farmer on the harrow racket
Tank. Gift to Mexico.
Crrr of Mexico, Dec 15. United
States Fish Commission car has arrived.
bringing 5,000 carp and gold fish as a gilt
to tne Mexican government.
Governor ot Maine Iad.
Halloweix. Me., Dec 15. Govemcr
Bodwall died this morning.
Bnv Hocking and Jackson coal of Br:ev
Barber, So. 77 south Market street
THE FLOUR OUTPUT.
Work atUrictorj In Spite of the Low
Minneapolis Minn., Dec. 15. The
Aortfitroffni .Wilier says: There Is ni
clisisge In the situation on the platform.
except that the water power is worse than
a week aico. The output last week was
surprisingly large, owing to the heavy work
done by steam mills. The week's produc
tion was 130,500 barrels, averaging Ul.TM)
barrels daily, against 102.300 barrels the
previous week, and 122,900 barrels for the
corresponding time in 18S3. There were
fourteen mills running jesterdiy. which
is one less than a week ago. Eight of
these have steam and are getting out the
major portion of the (lour ground. The
remaining six are of the medium a-d
smaller classes, and they are having a
good deal of dlHiculty about keeping under
It H the general expression of millers
that they never before saw the river so low.
Some mills have attempted to run, but
could not even keep their empty machinery
in motion. Three of these have practlrally
clcwwldoMii for the winter. The weather
being open and mild bas been in favor of
the mills right along, and as soon as there
is a solid freeze-up a much worse condition
of things may bo expected. The dally
output at present, though difficult to esti
mate, probably does not vary greatly from
20.000 barrels. The offal now made by the
mills forms a no inconsiderable item of rev
nue. some of them selling lamely at retail
at S 10 per ton or over. The flour market
has lost lire, and the movement Is compara
tively small. Millers are shading prices.
ANOTHER BRUTAL MURDER.
A Dianktu Msto ahoats aad Kills IIU
Greenville, O., Dec 15. LeeSwainey.
aged about i'J years, shot and kll'eJ Sum
ner Duratit, aged about 31 years, with a 32-
caliber revolver, two shots entering his
body, about 7 o'clock last evening in the
neighborhood of the negro settlement, 12
miles from this city. They are colored men
Tbe victim and murderer were at Union
City yesterday, tilled up on liquor and car
ried a supply with them. Un their way
home they secured a girl, a Miss Aneda
Rickman, to work for their mother. Coming
to a rouich stretch of mud road, Durant
got out of the wagon and walked some
distance and then asked Swalney to walk.
but he refused, t inally a fight ensued,
when the girl lied, and by the time she had
run a short distance four pistol shots were
tired. Swalney shooting Durant twice in
the breast and below the ribs, one shot
severing the aorta. He afterward went to
the he us 3 where the girl was sheltered, and
asked her to do all she could to save him
from hanginir. llaving given himself up
to Squire Goens, of the settlement, be was
brought to Greenville at 11 o'clock last
night, and is now in jail. This is the sec
ond murder In the county so far tills year,
and makes tbe seventh one committed in
and about Tampico, the name, given the
A SHOCKING MURDER.
Brat on Killing- IIll Kmplnyar
Stioola a Ujulaudar.
Cleveland, O., Dec 15. A shocking
murder occurred at noon yesterday, at C.
V. Foa's livery stable. No. 40S Cedsr
avenue. Lost night Fox-discharged a bug
gy-washer named William Kline, who re
turned at noon yesterday and demanded a
setKenient of 510 back wages. Fox told
him to wait a few days. This incensed
Kline, who went to the front of the stables.
LUieiilarjKdjedjtarted forFox, revolver
lnnanu. xoxreireairuio a rear portion
of the barn, but Kline fallowed and de
liberately tired at him. The ball grazed
his shoulder and buried itself in tbe boards
of the stable Fox then ran into a stall,
immediately in front of which was a col
ored man, Nathan Tolbert, who was stoop
ing over shoveling coal. At the report of
the first shot Tolbert raised his body and
received Kline's second shot, presumably
aimed at Fox, in his left side. The strick
en man staggered a few feet and fell, ex
claiming, "Oh. Will, you have shot me,"
Kline ecaped and up to this hour has not
been captured. lie is described as a smooth
faced man about o0 years old. 5 feet 10
Inches in height, and weighs 180. He is
minus liis left eje, which has gained for
him the sobriquet of "Blinky." He came
here from Chicago. Little is known of his
A LIFE'S TRACEDY.
A lTaltuj Tnung Man Dls from the Ef
fect of Laudanum.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec 15. SandisW.
Hopkins, a young man 28 years of age, died
yesterday from the effects of laudanum ta
ken Tuesday night at his fashionable board
ing house, on west Tenth -street in the
presence ef two young women. He bad
achieved considerable notoriety both here
and In other parts of the country by his
reckless and eccentric conduct most of
his exploits being in the nature of the
lavish exiienditure of uionev. He in
herited a large fortune some years ago,
and had been conpicuoii.t before the
public ever since, A short time ago he
went toew lork au his way to turope.
and while there had some ditlk-ulty, which
gave rie to a widely circulated newspaper
report that he had engaged at a considera
ble salary a puirilist to accompany him on
Ids travels, and to punish any one who
gained his iii will. He had been drinking
heavily for several days before bis death.
In 1SS-. while handling a shotgun, it acci
dentally exploded, and the contents struck
his wife, tearing her head to pieces. A
singular feature of this tragedy was that
Mrs. Hopkins was reading the novel .
Day of Fate when she was killed. Since
that time Hopkins led a wild life.
A REMARKABLE INCIDENT.
The atory of a f elptra Invalid Cured by
Tiffin, O.. Dec 15. Word reaches here
from Bellevue, a town twenty miles north
east of here, of a wonderful faith cure.
Mrs. Solomon Lewis of that village has
been a completely helpless invalid for the
past four years and at all times has required
an attendant A faith doctor and his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Xoddin. visited Mrs. I.iwis
and tor a number of hours they with Mrs.
Lewis praed for Divine relief, and at the
close ot their supplication Mrs. Lewis arose
and walked about with the aid of a crutch,
her limbs, which have been stiff for years,
moving very slowly, however. This was
several days ago and Mrs. Lewis goes
about the houee now and does some house
work. The faitli doctor is to return in n
few da s ami heal another lady n ho has
been alllicted for ears. The story Is
uched for by the best citizens and we get
our information from a person who has
both seen and conversed with the lady
since her remarkable cure. She says that
her strength and power to walk came to
her suddenly while praying, as she had
faith that it would.
Snow-shoe anil Skating Race and Olbrr
Sr. I'Ai'U Minn., Dec 15. At a meet
lug of the Carnival association, held last
evening, the contract for building the ice
palace was given out and the work will be
begun at once. The international snow
shoe, the skating and other races hereto
fore held in Montreal, will be held here
this season, during the two weeks' festivi
ties. Fine Tailoring.
John n. Wilson, the fashionable tailor,
is offering some choice patterns for suits and
overcoats, which he Is selling at low prices.
A splendid lit, good goods and workman
ship U what you are certain to get at Wilson's.
latcrostlnar llama Concerning- Railroads
and Railroad Mn.
Tomorrow is pay day on tbe I. B. a W
Tbe Chicago sleeper on the l'an Handle
doss a good business.
Mr. ixm Colt, of tbe Bee Line, is In
Cleveland on business.
The I. B. A VT. has been doing an in
creased business the past month.
It is now thought that the 1. B. A W.wlll
sson consolidate and be the CLAW.
Both the Bee Line and N. T. P. a O.
trains were on time last night from tbe east
Conductor O'Neill, or the Springfield and
Cincinnati accommodation, has returned to
Superintendent Van Tasseil Is home from
Jackson and down along the line of the
The railroad people and the traveling
public enjoy the eating at Adams's restau
rant, near the depot
The Pan Handle haven't said a word
aNut their new depot for some time, but
Sam Dodd says it's sure to come.
The railroads will sell tickets at half fare
during the holidays. These tickets begin
on the 24th and continue until alter Janu
Engine No. 18. I. B. A W., has just
made Its appearance from the Indianapolis
shops, and has been put on tbe Kansas City
'The Bee Line ran a California excursion
from Boston. It passed through this city
last night at 0:30 o'clock and consisted of
The Bee Line runs no sleeper on tl s
morning train. Their only train to New
York is the limited leaving here at V:45
o'clock every night
The Bee Line has" put on a through chair
car to St I-ouls, an extra train to Cincin
nati, and a California excursion train leav
ing ever)' two weeks.
Conductor Ualloran of the Bee Line was
asked his age, and as he looks so young no
one could guess. He answered by saying
be bad Just shaken the hand of a young
man lu I)a ton who was 23 years old. and
had met his father before the vounc man
was born. So he is 23 or 24 years old at
any rate. Tbe girls would like to know and
are In a terrible suspense
MORE GAMBLERS RAIDED.
Th. IVtllre Slaka a Daylight full of a
Joint oa Mala ttlraat.
The police are evidently bent on the sup
pression of gambling In Springfield, and
tbe officers are well backed by Judge
Shortly before noon today the police
pulled a gambling room located over Aran's
jewelry store on Main street, almost oppo
site the Kktcblic office. The room, it is
alleged, was run by Frank Davidson and
Huff Thornton. The affidavit was tiled by
Officer Mast and recites that gambling de
vires were exhibited and Used in the room
by the above-named proprietors ou the first
day of December. Nobody was In the
room at the time tbe raid
was made, but the police
confiscated several poker and faro tables, a
couble of faro dealing boxes and seme other
gambling appurtenances. Frank Davidson
was arrested on a state warrant,- but was
soon afterward released on S500 baiL
Thornton has-not yet been apprehended.
It Is understood that tbe information on
which the raid was made was furnished by
Mart lthonemas who. finding himself in a
bad scrape, determined that be would not
be the only one to sutler.
Q It is said to be a fact that Frank David
son had determined, since the trial of the
Khonemus cases, to quit the business and
go to uaiuornuu
THEY ARE ON PAROLE.
Mart and Barry Ehonrnu Promise For
ever to Ceaae Oauibllng-.
Iii the police court this afternoon, the
case of Mart Rhonemus, charged with run
ning a gambling house, was called. Hon.
George C. Rawlins, attorney for the de
fendant stated to the court that he
had been authorized by his client
to promise that If proceedings in this ease
were suspended he would now and forever
cease the practice of gambling In Spring
field, and that Harry Rhonemus would also
make the same promise. Judge Young ac
cepted the promise, and tte
case will remain open on the
docket. Mart and Harry Rhonemus
will be ou parole, as It were, aad so long
as they keep their promise the case will
not bo pushed against Mart Rhonemus, but
should the promise be violated the case
w ill be reopened.
A Capable Orrupaat or the Editorial Trt
Mr. George W. Uateman, formerly as
sistant foreman ot the Rf.fublic pews-
room, lias just assumed the editorial man
agement of The Sttpcrlur Printer, a tech
nical journal published for the advance
ment of compositors and pressmen, by
Earhart & Richardson, Xo. 16S Vine street
Cincinnati. Mr. Baleiuan possesses one ot
the brightest literary minds of which the
craft can boast and he will be a decided ad
dition to this popular and reliable publica
tion. He shows his colors in the current
number by a brUht colloquial poem, with
the moral that is unmistakable. George's
many old friends in Spriugfield unite in
giving him a good grip for his success.
A Bold Art.
This afternoon a colored man went to the
farm of Mr. John I,oiiey. about three miles
from this city, on the Urbana pike, and
coolly shot a large hog belonging to Mr.
Loney. He was seen to lire tbe shot by
Mr. Lnney and others who ran towards
him. and in his hurry to escape the fellow
was compelled to leave the hog, which he
was about to put into his wagon.
OOD. THESE MEXICANS.
Tweutr Wealthy Men Fined for VTor.
.hlppiug In Public A Big Loan.
City op Mkxico. Dec 14. Twenty of
the richest residents of this city have been
fined under the law forbidding the holding
of religious ceremonies in tbe streets. On
Monday these persons placed small altars
with lighted randies on the balconies of
their houses on the occasion of tbe feast of
of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Tne project for a loan of 10,000,000
passed the house of deputies, and Is now
in the senate. It is believed that part of
the money will be used in building a rail
way across the isthmus of Tenuantepec
which will enable the government tn ma
terially reduce the army, and thus effect a
large annual saving in military expenses.
A CHARITABLE HEART.
Austria. Ruler lo lluve a Jubll
Xf.w Yokk. Dee. 15 A Iondon dis
patch to t! e H'orM says : The Emperor
vtillcelcbiate his jubilee next December.
There has been much talk about the court
fetes, and the gifts it is proposed to present
to him. It has just been officially an
nounced at Vienna that it is his majesty's
wisli that his anniversary should not be
celebrated by any pompous display, such as
the reception of deputations and addresses
of homage, as has been suggested, or by
the acceptance of gifts, but rather by
works of practical benevolence, gifts to tbe
poor and charitable institutions, which will
be more after the emperor's own heart
ANOTHER FOUL MURDER.
Toe Victim Found Lying Across the. Ldt
Kumi Eailroad Tracks, at
Batlevadjo Ban Ilran Placed There by
tbatAuauint to rjlda Thalr
X Crime The Body
(Ire. at county comes to the front today
with ansltier horrible crime, as tbe follow
ing dispatch to the Kepumjc shows:
I'irrslli:i:a, Dec. 15. The remains of
Wm. MeCabe, a well-dressed middle-aged
man, wale found
VlTINO AC!MI THE TltACK
of the-fcittle Miami railroad near Cedar
vllle, OMo, early this morning, by the crew
of a fratcht Main. There was a deep gash
on the bead, evidently inflicted with a blunt
instrument and Ids watch and chain are
mlsslngy- From the position of tbe body
when wixovered, and surrounding circum
stances It Is believed that the
a MAN WAS MiriinKUKD
and the-body placed on the tracks to cover
np tbscrluie. The body was sent to Xenla,
Kathaalaatle and Important Meeting of
- the Elk- Lakt Bight.
Exalted Ruler D. Thornton West of
Springfield lodge. Xo. 51. II. P. O. Elks,
returned yesterday from the meeting of
tbe Grand lodge al N'aw York, full of en
thusiasm and with increased iuterest in the
order. This animation on the part of the
head-vjf the lodge was contagious at the
regular meeting of Springfield lodge last
(Wednesday) evening. The attendance
was large, and the meeting was spirited In
the transaction of its business.
Four candidates wera Initiated In the
first degree: Messrs George II. Knight
Harry S. Hank. Fred Kdph andALSchaef
fer. Three brothers were also advanced to
th second degree: Messrs. R. D. Bruce,
Frank Mill and James K. Adams.
It was decided to leave the date of the
Ladies' Sxlal session open until after the
Murray and Murnhy benefit entertainment
December US. The lodge is now bending
all its efforts to make this a grand amuse
ment event, nnd the certainty of its success
is not to be questioned.
Several very important amendments tn
the by-laws were adopted, but they are of
Interest only to the members of the lodge.
DealhotMnuT. K.Sc-roerr. Lady Well-
Known In aurlnglleld.
'This morning Mrs. 1. II. Kelley. residing
on the corner of Columbia and Factory
streets, received the sad news of the death
of her cousin. Mrs. Thomas (. Scroggy, of
f-JMrs. Scroggy's death was shockingly
saauen. r.aie j esieniay aurrnouii sue wae
out rltlinz with a friend. Mrs. Judge
Bhearer, and was apparently in her usual
food health. After her ride she entered
her house and almost Immediately (at down
to supper with her husband and other mem
bers ot the family. Two or three minutes
&der she fell over in her. chair and almost
Immediately expired. She did not speak
after she fell over. The disease was rheu-
mitism of the heart and death resulted al
Toe sudden and unexpected death ef Mrs.
Scroggy was a great shock to ber many
friends. She was a most estimable lady,
the wife ot one ot Xenia's most prominent
THE LAYBOURN CASE.
Dr. Ttntaell lluy.ili. Morlcaged Property
Tlie Amount la Full.
Dr. L. E. Russell purchased the property
of Alvlra Lay bourn, at L'-gonda, yester
day afternoon, to protect himself against
loss in the holding of one or two of the
forged notes of Henry C. Layboum. The
property was mortgaged in the sum ot
about $'M0. and is worth under the hammer
perhaps SI, 800. In purchasing the property
Dr. Russell assumes all the mortgages
placed upon It Saturitny, and thinks he can
save himself from loss.
Mr. John M. Livbourn stated to a Re
rcni.ic reporter this afternoon that the
amount of his brother's debts and forgeries
would aggregate nearly $7,000. About
(500 more in crooked notes turned up to
John Iirown P.t, U. A. R.
John Brown post G. A. It, held a large
and enthusiastic meeting Tuesday evening.
One application was .eceived and referred.
The following special committees were ap
Commute on recruiting E. C. Smith,
Springfield; S. Jones. South Charleston; W.
T. Browning. Yellow Springs,
On arrangements for entertainment to be
held Thursday. December 22 E. C. Smith.
E. I'ayue, L. W. Williams.
All comrades are requested tn be present
next meeting. Business ot importance.
Several orders were received from bead
quarters and read.
Klder B. S. Orovea at Freewill Baptist
Another deeply interesting meeting was
held at Temperance hall last night and one
more came out on tbe Lord's side, making
ten accessions so far. As the hail is in use
tonight the Freewill Baptists have kindly
tendered the use of their church on Clifton
avenue, and the services this evening will
be held there. The subject of the sermon
will be Obedience," K-v. 83: 15. Alter
the services quite a number will be liu-
mersrd in the bsntistrv. Rev. II. L. Wil-
lett will comluelji song and praise service,
beelnntng at 7 p. m. l'reacbing at 7:30
Circuit Court Convene..
Circuit court convened informally this
(Thursday) uiornieg and then adjourned to
meet at 1:30 this afternoon. Judge John A.
Schauck, of Dayton; Judco G. II. Stewart
of Columbus, and Judge Charles C. Shearer,
of Xenia. are present. The docket was
assigned tills afternoon and a few minor
cases tnken up. .Monday Is likely to ne de
cision day, if the work can be completed in
Dr. Russell, assisted by Siudeut Squires,
amputated thn-e fingers of Mr. Henry Ropp,
living on Light street tills forenoon. The
operation was made necessary by gangrene,
which set in, a result of felon, some time
ago. The. operation was successfully per
formed with ttie asslstanceof an anxstbetie,
and tbe patient is doing well.
Last evening at the residence of the
bride's parents, Xo. 25 west Kizer street
Mr. Samuel M. Miller and Miss Blanche
Conn were married, quietly, by the Rev. A.
I,. Wilkinson. D. P., pastor ot the First
Baptist church. The young couple have the
hearty good wishes or many friends.
A. A 1. Tea Company.
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea com
pany are making a beautiful holiday dis
play, aud have a large selection of some
very pretty goods. Their wsy of doing
business seems to be most satisfactory to
their customers and their business is grow
ing very tut
The Hueaeje Club Delea-atr. to the Na
tional Coov.nalon Gather InMome of tla
Last evening the Ohio delegates to the
national convention ot republican clubs new
being held in Xew York, held a caucus at
the Sturtevant house', Xew York, and It is
gratifying to note that Springfield did not
get left In the distribution of plums.
Tbe meeting was well attended and spir
ited. Colonel X.T.Brlnsmade.of Cleveland,
was chairman, and Chase Stewart of this
Tbe associate committee from the Xew
York Republican club called and requested
the Ohio delegation to Join with them in
recommending that the convention selett
Senator Erarts as permanent chairman.
This request was granted, a caucus
committee having reported in
favor ot It A resolution was
then passed with much enthusiasm
recommending Mr. Daniel J. Ryan, ex
speaker of the house of representatives of
Ohio, and first president of tbe Ohio Re
publican league, for temporary chairman
For vice president, representing Ohio, the
caucus chose Mr. X. U. Leyuian, ot Mans
field. For Ohio representatives on the com
mittees, these selections were made: Com
mittee on resolutions Frank Conover, ot
Dayton; permanent organization. It F.
HaywanLof this city: rules and order of
business. Judge I. W. King, of Young--town;
credentials. C. J. Matrix, of Cleve
land. The following resolution was passed
and the caucus adjourned:
Conceding the fullest individual liberty of
expression on matters ot policy not hereto
fore officially declared, tbe delegates ana
officers of the Ohio Republican League
respectfully declare as their opinion that at
the coming national convention of clubs at
Xew York, no action should be taken to
formulate a distinctive platform, as that
privilege and duty belongs exclusively to
tbe representative patty con ventlo-s duly
called for that purpose: but that the efiorts
of the Xew York convention should be
confined to devising ways and means for
organizing, maintaining and perpetuating
permanent clubs as instruments lor party
IN HER YOUTH.
Sad Death or Mr.. J Dim r. Locke, a Bride
of But a raw Weeks.
The following from yesterday's London.
(O.) .Enterprise will be read with sorrow I ul
Interest In this city. The lady mentlontd
has two brothers in Springfield and many
friends, as has also her distinguished hus
band: A telegram was received In this cily yes
terday afternoon from Cleveland, announc
Int tbe death by acute kidney disease of
Mrs. John F. Icke. The deceased had
been out of health for several months, but
nothing serious was anticipated, and the
news wss received with regret by her many
friends in this city. Mrs. Locke was born
at Midway and was about 35 ytz's
old. On the evening of October U she was
united in marriage to John F. I.ocke. and
the happy couple immediately left for
Cleveland, their new home. Her maiden
name was Wilda Gerard, and she was a
Universal favorite both in business and so
cial Circles, and she died as she lived, with
a smile on her countenance. The remains
will arrive this evening and will be taken
to her late residence at the corner of Oak
and Second streets. The funeral service
will be held tomorrow morning at 1 1 o'clock
at the M. E. church. Rev. Dillon officiating.
after which the remains will bo placed in
tbe vault at Oak Hill cemetery.
THE SOUTH CHARLESTON REVIVAL-
A Correspondent Kxpmere Rome Doubts
A correspondent writes thus saltily of
the revival at South Charleston :
Ot course our revival is the leading topic
of conversation here, on the street corners,
groceries and everywhere. Some think
they have taken In some people
they ought not; others think it's al
most as big a question as the "Home
Talk" in the Commercial-Gazette, as to
whether "wheat turns to cheat or cheat
to wheat" While us poor sinners de
bate the question, Mr. Staley continues
to go' out in the byways and hedges and
take them in, ana we nave conciutieti u
they mean it it's all right, but vo purely
have a gocsl many people here who are
winter Christians, and our good Methodist
brethreu ought to know them by this time.
They have been humbugged enough by
some of them, surely, to know who they
are. but if they have any soul and it can be
saved, we say "let the good work go en,"
but they have some that might be wa-hed
in the blood of a car load of lambs and they
wouldn't be very white.
FORCED A CHECK.
C.F. Smith Arrested at Covington. lad.,
ou a serous Charge.
C. F. Smith was srrested at Covington,
lnd., Tuesday on the charge ot forging the
name ot Byron Hull, ofJMeelianicsburg, to
a check on the Fanners' bank of that place
for S35. Smith has been staying near Me
chanlcsburg for some time, and is a nephew
ot the man whose name he foreed. The
forgery was committed on December 5. and
Smith starred immediately for Covington,
lnd.. where his family resides. He has
forged tills same uncle's name several times
to small checks and orders, but was never
prosecuted before. He is 22 years of age
Tbo case was placed in the hands of Of
ficer ColwelL of Urbana. and he yesterdav
went to Columbus to procure a r- quid Ion
forSinlth. After securing tbe necessary
papers he expected to go to Indiana after
THREE DOZEN BIROS.
Muccessful Iluntlns Trip Down to Spout
Messrs. Tom Dugan, Jim Dili and
"Bussy" Wilson returned this morning
from a successful hunting trip to the vicin
ity of Spout Springs, fifty-four miles dawn
the Ohio Southern. The country is a wild
one, full of blackberry bushes the size ot
trees, and great, strapping, surly, six foot
men. too lazy to do anything but "sass
back" vthen you talk to them civilly. The
orevailing drink is thick, syrupy blackberry
juice, strong as brandy. The sport was ex
cellent, and you almost knock the quails
down with clubs. The boys brought back
thirty-six quail, two grouse and a number
of rabbits for their three hours sport, and
they get hot when you ask them it they
bought them which they proba Id) didn't.
The I. B. W. Office ai Urtmua Burglar
ised Tuesday Hornlag.
Early Tuesday morning the ticket office
of tbe I. B. St W., was burglarized of
819.55. The burglary occured between the
hours ot one and three o'clock a. tn., and
while the operator was In the freight office
just adjoining. The catch on the front
window was removed oy a aniie oiaae ana
tbe man entered. Tbe money drawer vas
opened and the money taken. It was de
cidedly a bold trick, and it is a wonder how
It could be effected with people around tbe
denot at all hours of the night. There Is a
suspicion as to who the thief U, but no ar
rests have been maae. uroana uuizcn.
Judge .Young disposed of a few cases in
his court In short order yesterday afternoon.
Ruben Mltman got S5 and costs for drunk
enness: Jerry Shsy. drunk and disorderly.
S10 and costs, and S3 andcosts for resisting
officers; James Hutchinson, drunk and dis
orderly. Sis and costs; James uougherty.
drunk and disorderly, 920 and costs; James
Trotter, drank and disorderly, S 10 and
coats. Pat Canny, charged with disorderly
oosduct, was dismissed.
SPRINCFIELD OPERA HOUSES.
Miss Lllile Kvane In "Our Angel" Vat
floodwln and Prok-a-Boo Scan I in Meat
Meaner Kv.nl og.
Mrs. Callahan, professionally known as
Lizzie Evans, played to a small audience at
Black's opera houe last night. Tbe piece
presented was "Our Angel," and It Is a
western drama smacking suspiciously of
"M'liss" and resembling the latter In plot
and situation. It is not so strong a play, by
any means, as Is Clsy Greene's, however,
and did not seem at all suited to Ml.-s
Evans's capacities. Tbe latter is a hard,
conscientious worker, and In a piece suited
to ber talents would have given much bet
ter satisfaction. The supporting company
was only fair.
The American comedian, Mr. Xat C.
Goodwin, will appear at the Grand opera
house, for one nlgbtoniy, Monday evening,
December 19th, supported by his own se
lected comedy company. He will' that
evening render a great double bill the
laughable fares in oue act, "Lend Me Five
Shillings," and tbe greatest comedy suc
cess tn thirty years, "rurned Up."
Throughout the country the press and pub
lic are unanimous In their praise
of tills great bill, and wherever
he appears, Mr. Goodwin car
ries everything before nun. In the farce
he appears as "Gollghtly," and in the com
edy as ''Cartway Bones, Esq." His suc
cess this seasoi; has been phenomenal, aud
at tbe Grand opt-ra house in Cincinnati he
did the largest business done in that house
for ten rears. Mr. Goodwin's company is
one of tbe finest comedy organizations he
could select Speaking ot "Turned Up"
the Philadelphia Pre tsys:
"As a Uugn-maker Xat Goodwin s new
piece, 'Tnrned Up,' Is an unqualified suc
cess. Hooiey's was crowded last night
from gallery to parquet by people who
wanted to laugh. They were grstiCed
From the time the first curtain went up on
the new comedy until tbe performance
closed there was almoat one mar ot -merri
ment In the auditorium. The piece has
more action la It than three ordinary
comedies bare; and keps the actors
oa the jump throughout the three acts. The
story Is that of the troubles of a young man
and woman, brother and sister, who have
picked out their yokemates for life and de
sire to gat married. Their father, a sea
captain, has been reported lost at sea ten
months prior to the opening ot the play,
and the widow has just taken another mate
faraway Bones, undertaker without
letting her childreu know It Then the
real husband turns up. anil Is followed by
a black wife from the Cape of Good Hope.
This parental plenteousness plunges the
young people in deep despair aud dire
mortification. Inasmuch as it blights their
marital prospects. It would Mem that with
the living examples of wedded wretched
ness before their eyes they would cease to
havu any yearning that way, but the
depravity exhibited acts In an entirely
different manner. Ot course out of tbb
j imble tbe one real marriage sticks, the
undertaker aud the dusky Cleop-tra pair
off, the young people can fix up their own
domestic bliss with clear consciences, and
that ends It But the liveliness of It Is
Sts are now on sale at Harris's.
The patrons of Black's opera house have
a real treat in store for them In the appear
ance next Monday evenli g. December 18th,
ot that popular and gifted Irish comedian.
W. J. Scanlaii. Scanian Is one of the most
popular actors who visits Springfield, and
that he will be greeted by au immense ami
l nee goes without sajing. He will pro
duce that charming piece, "The Iri-h Min
strel," and during the performance will
sing. In bis omi inimitable way. th follow
ing songs: "Vrust to Luck." "What's In a
Klss?-,"The Irish Minstrel," "Over the
Uountaias." "Something fan the BaWrs,"
"Sranlan's Rise Song " "Mr-'Xeirie's Btnw
Evr." aud his wotld-famons "I'eek-ar'l
The St Louis Pot-DUpitc)i has the fol
lowing concerning "The Irish Minstrel:"
Mr. Wm. J. Scanlan appeared In a new
play last night It Is called "The Irish
MlnstreL" snd wss written by Fred Mars
den, who gave Joe Slurphy the "Krry
Gow," and I,otta "Bob." "Muselte." etc
The play Is a first-class one. It ban old
school Irish play, where the rich landlord
and the scheming agent who is attired in
deep black, walks with bent knees and
rubs his hands nervously, are the villains,
and an old Irish gentleman, his daughter,
his foolish son, and the Irish minstrel are
the prosecuted ones. The Irish minstrel.
Larry O'Lynn, by his shrewdness, defeats
the ends of the schemers, saves the Irish
gentleman from ruin and marries the
daughter. Mr. Scanlan does some very
meritorious comedy wort In the play, while
h"is songs aud dances are a charming addi
tion to hb part The dialogue is Irish to
the core: full of sharp hits snd witty re
partee, aud the dramatic situations are not
Seats are now on sale at C. H. I'ierci
THE ACQNY OVER.
Bank Wrecker Harper lona the Stripes
aad Is a Poll fledged CoavleU
Warden Coffin and the other officials of
of the Ohio "pen." with commendable dis
cretion have treated E. L. Harper with
leniency and have let him down easily but
s irel) until the trying formalities of iutti
ati.m into prison life have been practically
completed, through all of which Mr. Har
per has shown himself W be bis own mas
ter with an iron will as truly admirable as
when he was baiidliug tbe much-Iovrd
millions. The bottom was reached at
11:50 yesterday wheu the stylish black
suit, white auirt, etc.. was iMruiu
ami the coarse flaunel shirt and
strires were donned. It was hoped that
this humiliating oroeai wouiu oe posipnncu
untllafterhistxpectedvv.it to Cincinnati
to testify In the Hopkins case, but as there
uvmnl to be no indication of his departure
goon the wardeu thought best to complete
the nmirramme. and now the agony Is over.
Mr. Harper has not been in the hands of
the prison barbers yet, because in was con
sidered unnecessary at present in view of
his expected visit to change his outward ap
pearance when he will be for a long time
among his former associates. He under
went this last ordeal as composed and pleas
ant as could be expected under the circum
stances, but it was evident that
It was nearly the last straw, and while fol
lowing the guard around to the various de
partments his embarrassment was apparent
and he reminded one of a big overgrown
boy who didn't know what to do with him
self. At the hospital he was relieved ot
the unpleasantness of stripping and his
measurements were taken with his clothes
on. He has been assigned a place in Sec
retary Clement's office, which is a quiet and
desirable position for a prisoner. Mr. Har
per Is in need of rest, as he has been hound
e.1 naarlv to death for the past few dav.
and no doubt will win a warm place in the
estimation of the secretary.
Tom Galley, Colored. Palatally Injured by
a, Heree Stepping oaui. ern.i.
Tom fialley. a colored man, living on
south Yellow Springs street, met with a
peculiar and painful accident last (Wednes
h. evening. He was riding a vicious
young horse past the fair grounds, when
ih .nlml suddenly reared and threw him
violently to the ground, where Le lay
stunned for a moment. In the meantime
the horse stepped on his outstretched wrist,
tearing the flesh badivaud breaking the
radius, one of the bones of the fore-arm be
tween the wrist and the elbow. Galley has
very bad wrist and it will lay him up for
several weeks. The horse ran away a mile
or two, but was recaptured.
Tba Torrey Baser.
Th Tnrre razors hate the reputation for
being ins best, and are more used than any
other mage, acoapitwiuw ue jan wi
reea ia by W. C. Dowaey ft Son.
A pointer for those who wish to invest tkesr
money in the useful and substaatlaL
48 A5D M LLMCSTtnn.
Special Bargain t- Black Silk
One lot 2t inches wide, Jl.75; fa
price, 5. 50.
One lot 27 Inches wide. 3 5;
We also call attention to tbe low
prices we offer our extensive line ef
Black Silk Wash HMriettltv
JJIaek Dreaa Gtxrtlt, all watl. .
Black Faille Frarealsr).
W invite aa exaiaiatJa.
Co V Ayuatf.jBj!
r T? -j. .. . . m3!
un rnaay nexr. we aaaw:
offer the following Spedil!
liargams. (UfiM WM UN
what ftraiir Fridays tan
ueea m tur ntra whl m m
diubt, believe Hre,iitatiM,
an. etna, axpactiif ta fa
jut what wa advartiaa) :
Best Apron Gingham our
regular price, 8c far FrMay.
5c a yard. (This Gineham
is sold in other stores at 8
36 inch Worsted Drees
Goods, regular price, 15c far
27 inch all-wool Trkats,;
regular price, 25c, far Friday,
24 yd. wide Skirting Flaa
nel, $1.25, fir Friday, 90c.
Xhe best' 25c Linen Towels
in the city, far Friday, 17c.
Fine Turkish Tidies,, rejju- $j
ur price, 30c, iar rrwiy. Of. e
znr half. r.learhvrl ' tihk .3I
A lot ol Children's Cloaks,
(tor 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years)
regular price, trotn S2.50
$350, far Friday, $1 aacfc.
25 Ladles' Blade Newmarkets. (sfcM
lor trrioaT1. aM.
Mess wool underwear (satna mmj:a
init.r nrfMi ? 2 aT-.it.ae. ei I '"
Usee, wartk 35 1
Packages, Lattara, Nataa
and Baakatt DaHvarad
.he quiuL asb tunc
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xo. S3 w. jirrKKSoM annr,
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boarders; good, flrst-clsas takes bt
good rooms, and la f set, avery aeeoi
dattoa to make home pleasant. Vie
tn connection good park aad U
lenees 01 a ant-cuss Basse, tbwbi
din center ot a. Bark sad soaeea
ail depots. aisOesjialiaaat aajsv
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