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SPRINGFIELD, O., I
December 15, 1887. J
Mrs. B. My dear, you came
in too late last night, and you
talked m 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
Volapuk, 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 one ol Schindler's best,
which can be had only at
The cravat she bought him wis a stun
ning nd ; the gloves were a glorious pram.
Then the took the Roods home and pre
sented them to Mr. B. And then Mr. U.
talked some oiore Volapuk. ringing ttu
various changes on ";! bless our home,"
with several new airs.
Moiial Come bay these things your
self, for we'll sell them to the women talks
for you every time they ak for them, sure!
25 and 27 West Main Street
tR BIDE SUM
Glace Cherries, French ; Glace
Apricots, French ; Crystal
ized Strawberries, French.
Crystalized Cherries. French.
IE PES A BUNCH
.nycr Onilnra Ralslm, Cit
ron, Lemon Peel, Orasge
- Pi it Frer.rh Prune", Figs,
CurrAuts, Pet-led Praefaes,
Unpppled Pvachwi, Atiricotp,
Mlacliborriea, Pitted Cher-ri-?,
California Alntods, Tar
ragon Almonds, Buckwheat
Flour, Cage Cod Cranberrier,
JERSEY SWEET POTATOES,
Cocoa Xutft, Spamiah ObIobh,
Malawi Grapes, Jamaica
Orai? -", Sweet Cider, Horn
iny, llominy Grits, Beans.
The finest lot ot Crackers ia
the city. The above goods
are ail aew aad fresh.
J. M. NIUFFER.
Oil Clothe, Hardware,
GEO. A. DIEM.,
73 smd 7 Ejst Mala S.
AT LOW PBICES:
Canned Corn 10 cents.
Canne-t Tomatoes ....10 cents.
Canned String Beans Bcentn.
Oanneil'eas 10 cents.
Canued Teaches 15 cents.
Prunes, per pound OJf eta.
Xew Dried Peaches, per pound.. .10 cents.
Coal Oil, per gallon 10 cents.
DOXT FfEGET THK PLACE.
NO. 64 "OKIE LIXEKIOXE ST.
Dr. Frank C. Banyan,
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wriai immw pwa.
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They Are in National Convention in Nei
York, Today, and Are Euthnsi-
aatic and Happy.
Several Territories Likely In Comr In n
Slate The New York "Herald"
Claase lllnh Anion Them
Oilier Note of New.
Br the Associated Press.
NkwYouk, Uec 10. About J0:45 the
convention of republican cluos was called
tn order by Hon. Dan C. Ryan. The chair
men of the different committees made re
ports. Senator Chandler led off with a re
port of the committee on rules and order
At the reading of names of the different
clubs cause was found for cheeiinp, which
was. almost continuous as the following
names were repeated: "John snerman.
U. S. (rant," "Charles Sumner." "John
A. l-ognn." "Ben Wade," "Ahrahsm Lin
cohr and "James !. Blaine." The lat
name was greeted with tremendous cheer
ing, but it was noticed that some of Un
delegates did not join.
The Ohio delegation was silent and mo
What'a the matter with Ohio?" was
asked, and the cheering was related.
Mr.Orosvenor. of Ohio, offered a reso
lution which caused a sensation. It recited
the opiulon ot this national convention of
republican clnbi that no man who had at
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any time denounced Abraham Lincoln
while he was preslJent of the United
States an a "buffoon and clown." or who e er . ' , . , .. . 'ur""""' "
1 all common schools nf the states and terrl
dxlared from Ms seat in the L . b. senate tories free, or at the cost of publication.
t lat no man should denounce Jefferson
, ...-,, i .
Davis as a traitor in his presence and go
un ebuked by him, or who In his official ca-1
pacity as secretary of the interior, ordered
the flag of the United States displayed at
hilf mast at the deathof Jacob Thompson,
or who as senator of the United State,
r;fire4 to vote that the thirteenth, four
teenth and fifteenth amendments to the
constitution arc valid and binding, ought to
be appointed to or hold the high office of
justice of the supreme court of the United
William 31. Evarts, jiermanent chalnnan.
came on the platform amid tremendous and
long-continucd applause. He was intro
duced by Temporary Chairman 3lr. Kyaii.
General John C. llobinson, of Bingliam-
ton, Xew Tork, offered the following reso
lution: Hesolveil, That It Is the duly of the gov-
eminent to place our country in siicli a
tateot defense as will command the re
spect of all nations, and for tills purpose a
large portion of the surplus revenue should
be dt voted to fortifying harbor, building
ships for our navy, and the manufacture of
modem artillery for the proper armament
of the same.
All resolutions offered were referred.
without debate, to the committee ou reso
lutions. STABBED TO DEATH
Charlee Thotnne Murders Miss Brtggsand
Badlx Injeree Her Mother.
Special dispatch to the Republic:
Kestox, O., Dec 1C At six o'clcck
this morning a young man by the name of
Charles Thomas, stabbed to death Miss
Briggs, and cut her mother, .Mrs. Brigg.
The affair grew out of
A FAMILY qUARKEI.,
that has been brewing for some time, cs
Thomas has been making his home at the
Briggs bouse, and was too Intimate with his
victim and also her kisler Laura. Thomas
was a good-for-nothing fellow and
the family . of girls in which
he had been liviug. were not of the spotls
white. The murder is the talk ot an ex
cited town, and threats ot lynching are
beard on all sides. If the murderer is
Charles Thomas, the murderer,
FLED TO T1IK WOODS,
and as it was dark, no oue saw lilm leave.
A full description will lie telegraphed to
the police throughout Ohio, and within a
week's time it is believed that he will be
captured and placed in jail in this city.
Tha town is all torn up and men are on
every corner talking about the awful occur
rence. lie Meld Me XV a Innocent.
Chaki.es City. Iowa, Dec 10. Chester
Bellows was hanged at 10:10 this morning.
He had to be supported to the gallons, aud
as tlie rope was placed around his neck Ins
exclaimed three times: "Please don't." As
the sheriff placed tlm white cap over hi
head lie exclaimed again; "I'lease dou't: I
A Horrible Death.
St lions, Dec 10. A special from To
peka, Kas., says: Mrs. Marie Xather was
burned to death last night. While attempt
ing to refill an oil lamp her dres-s caught lire
apd she fled through the streets in tenor
until overcome by the heat She died in
Fire In Dakota.
Minneapolis Dec 10. The Journal"
Fargo special says: Tlie bu-iness portion
or Manleton. Dakota, was destroyed bv an
Incendiaiy fire, last night. Xineibuililinps
witli rrnteits were burned; loss, total,
Sot, 300, insurance $13,250.
Mexican Concrete Adjourned.
City of Mexico, Dec 16. Congress ad
journed yesterday. The mo?t Important
measures passed were bills authorizing a
newlnan of jlio,.'uO,oou. and compulsory
education In federal districts and territories.
The Crown lrlnce.
San Kf.mo, Iuly. Dec 10. The new-
growth which has made Its appearance In
tlie throat of the frown prince is not of a
cancerous nature, aud causes iA difficulty
Thejr 3lnt rlielil.
XonAi.i:s Ariz., Dec 10 The scflutln
party sent to Cienja in search of the Bernal
bandits, found three men supjoed to be
long to that band near Chacala aud shot
ScnAXroy, Dec 16. Mr. Powderly con
tinues to Improve slowly, but he is still
vary weak. There is no occasion for anxiety
as to his condition or recovery.
Excursion to California
via the I. B. A W. route.
A Ilrmnmt fur the Keatorntloa nf the
Wool T.irilT or 1807 r'nrtlitr I. quor
Can-ion, )., Dec 18. At yesterdays
meeting of the Ohio State (irauge, tesolu
tions were adopted declaring against aiiy
furlliir retlurtioii in the tariff on wool, and
demanding tlie ret-titration of the tariff of
1SC7; declaring In favor of electing United
States senators by the popular vole; that
the fee sjstem should bo abolished and
county officers be paid salaries; that the
immigration laws be so amended that an
arcliNt, criminals and paupers be prevent
ed from landing In this country; denounc
ing all organizations that meince the peace
and perpetuity of the government; de
manding that the patent laws be changed so
at to protect innocent purchasers of patented
articles; declaring against the repeal of the
oliomargarlne law; that all values should
be made to contribute their lut proportion
of taxes, and that the tax laws should be
made to that effect: that congress be urged
to create the department of agriculture and
libor, with a -ectetary who shall be a cab
inet rtticei: declaring for a modification of
tliereenue laws so that the. accumulation
of the surplus in the United States treasury
may bo stopped: declaring in favor of urg
ing the slate legislature to repeal that por
tion of the Dim-law which authorizes mu
nicipal corporations to permit saloons to be
open on the Sabbath, and that the provis
ions of the law lie extended to townships
and counties faoring theelectionorunwi
sliip officers at the fall election; that rail
roads and other transportation companies
lie regulated by the legislature by a law
similar to the inter-state commerce law;
indorsing the provisions ot the Alhaugh
bill changing the management of country
schools from district directors to township
A repuft by the committee on education
was adopted recommending that when the
Iilair educational bill is again betere con-
! gross the Ohio senators and representatives
I amend it so that part of the money to be
n.irnnrIi.,ttI ,,',. ,. sp. ,nmr. .n'i.,,,,1
j for publishing a national series nf common
i thus freeinu the people Trom the curse of
' school-book monopoly.
u further recommended that a de-
mand be made on tlie legislature to enact
is,,l(,,, 'aws a- hM, relieve the people of the
st.ile from cornint Si'lirviUtioiik' nuninnnlifM.
; aIi fumlsli a uniform system of
bo-ius at the co-,t of publication.
The committee on co-operation reported.
, recommending that all members of th
' Grange co-operate in buying their supplies
' and selling their products, and also co-operate
in securing men to represent them tu all
I legMative bodies who will represent the
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llltervlew wl, iemv-seven delegates on
the wool iuetlon. presidential prefenmce
ami prohibition. Kilty-two were republi-
r!i; ttn!ritenifwrat thri nnitiihitlnn-
j .S and two independents. Every one of
them wanted n tatiu on wool. Several re-
publicans said they believed in a moderate
tariff, hut if the tariff Is removed from wool
they wanted it removed from everything
W-ni.NOTo. Dec. 15. Sr.xATi:. Bills
introduced: To prohibit United States
Judcts and courts from authorizing receiv
ers of railroads to borrow money; also, to
regulate the appointment of such receher;
ti protect employes engaged In Inter-state
commerce: to extend land and mining laws
overAlastrat-ftrfactlitatc settlement of that
territory; to forfeit certain lands granted
to Michigan for railway purposes; to limit
the jurisdiction of United States circuit
and district courts.
Resolution adopted: Directing the attor
ney general to Investigate the issue of a
patent to Magnus Swanson in connection
with uiauufaeture of sugar from sorghum.
llot'SE. Not in session.
Territories Coming in ua etmtee.
Xew YoitK. Dec. 10. A Washington
special to the Jiernttl says: There is every
Indication that the territories of Dakota,
1 Washington. Montana, and possibly
Utah, will be admitted Into
tlie statehosd. If they are ad
mitted at tills session, they will not be
granted the right of national franchise un
Tho same paper says: James A. Mc
Kenzie. of Kentucky, will probably be the
next minister to Mexico.
The I'urtle-. Well-Kuu it
By her attoniey, J. K. Mower, esq.. Jen
nie M. Molno today brought suit in the
court of common pleas, for divorce from
Herman Molno. Tlie petition recites that
the plaintiff is and has been for a year pant
a resiren' of this county, and was married
December tit, 1891. to tlie defendant. That
as a result of said marriage, one child.
Aleta E lna Molno. aged three years, was
horn. That the defendant has been guilty
of gross neglect of duty in falling to pro
vide her and her child with any Mipport
whatever, though ierfectly able to do so.
That on May -.'9. 1SS1. and other times be
tween May 20. 1S4. and Aucust
'Si. liS.. the defendant was guilty
of great cruelty in beating and wounding
the plaintiff, so titat It has been uusafe
for tliem to live together and cohabit as
man and wife. That the defendant is able
to earn Sl.i SO per day and had other prop
erty, and one judgment in his favorof SSOO
or StOO, which he has assigned to his at
torney, E. S. Wallace, to prevent the plain
tiff from obtaining any alimony. There
fore the plaintiff asks reasonable alimony
iK-iiifcifc Utc. a permanent alimony and
the custody of tlie minor children.
Made iy the Circuit Court and Judge
The circuit court has been in session since
noon ye-terday. A number of cases were
continued by consent. Tlie following de-
cMons have already been rendered:
D.ivid Xysewander vs. A. B. Lemmoii.
constable; error. Judgment of common
pleas com t In favor of defendant affirmed.
I). S. Johnston & Co. vs. X. O. Hamil
ton; error. Judgment of common pleas
court in fe.vorof defendant affirmed.
Judge Elliott, who held court here about
three weeks ago, has furnished the clerk
witlithn following decisions in cases then
taken under advisement:
C. C. Yeazell et al. vs. Mary J. Thatcher
et at. Decree for defendant's partition re
John fioodfellow, administrator, vs. J.
T. Wldiiecomhe's executrix. Judgment for
plaintiff, SS73 .17.
GRAND ARMY MATTERS.
Regular Merlins or Mitchell Pout List
Little business was transacted at the reg
ular meeting ot Mitchell post, Xo. 45. (i.
A. Km last night. The attendance was very
large. Three applications were received,
but no. candidates mustered In, having all
lieeu cleared up at the last meeting bv a
sptclal dispensation. General Onler Xo.
in. already published in the Kf.it'duc. and
relating to the re-ruiting of posts to attend
the coming enca'iipment, was read. Com
mander Stewart supplemented it by an
ui pent appeal to the comrades to follow Its
Miggestlons by recruiting both new and sns
I't nded members. A number of bills for
ll.e removal of the hall were paid. After
gianting the entertainment committe
further time the post adjourned.
J. r. Mcfirew and Charlotte T. Owen
hive been appointed trustees, respectively.
of the Harding and Owen estates in the
m-rket house condemnation nutter.
Brilliant and Eloquent Lecture on Thurt
day Evening by EeT. Waahing-
ton Ghducn, D. D.
The Lecture Delivered fur the IleneHt of
the t-lr,h School Llbrer A l-ara
ADfl Delighted Auilleece Ueare
Whenever Dr. Washington Gladden talks
ha says that which Is worth hearing and
remembering. Last evening was no ex
ception, when a large audience at the
Grand opera house listened In rapt atten
tion to his gems of thought. , His text waa
"The Best Society." Dr. Gladden was In
troduced by Superintendent Taylor, of the
public schools, and said:
Man is a social animal. The buffalo
gathers lu herds and the pigeon in flocks.
In barbarism man iu his lower development
gathers iu tribes. The same law governs
him lu civilization. It is as much a mon
strosity for a man to live apart as to be born
without hands and feet
It Is said that men live together for self
ish reasons. But I do not believe it. The
fundamental principle upon which society
is founded is that men are so con
stituted that they liud pleasure in
each others society. rood loses Its
rellsli when partaken alone. The day-
laborer and his wife who brings his noon
day meal and diwes by the road-side with
him, find a pleasure which they would have
lost had they eaten alone. Xo animal is
like man in this respect
If, in our grosser. pleasures, this Is true.
how much more so is it in more refined mat
ters. I have heard things laughed at in k
large assembly which would have fallen
flat in a small crowd. Solitude has Its uses
as well as charms. But our lives were
meant to be spent among men, and our
pleasures are doubly pleasures if others can
enjoy them with us. You have all heart! of
the Irishman who said It was a great joy to
be alone, especially whan your sweetheart
is with you. Mind has its laws as well as
matter. The social tendency is spiritual
gravitation. It baptises all nations and all
races in one universal broiheraooj.
Men are divided on many lines. In mine
and in evtjry community there are divisions
on line of wealth, on line ot brains, oa line
of religion and so on. In every community
there are those who call themselves the
elite, and think themselves the best society.
The best society are the working people.
This may be exclaimed at by many who
now do no work, but whose ancestors were
butchers and bakers. By working people
I do not only mean the manual laborer.
The working people of this best society
are pinple who work with their hands and
their mind, with pick or ax or with pen.
with brush of bristles or brush of camel's
hair. And when I say man I mean women
tint. Society Is under the dominion ot,
women. Men are responsible for business
and irilit'cs but women are largely respon
sible for society, and the bt women are
tlie working women. Perfection is not at
tained without work, and tha society which
is ruled over by those who do not work
Is not tlie best. This is disputed by
some. 12 is said to spoil beauty. Woman
are des'gned for ornament, aot use In
barbarism woman is a drudge: in Xew York
fashionable society a toy; in tlie best society
she is tlie Intellectual equal and working
companion of man.
It is deplorable, the frivolity of the
women of our fashionable society. Thar
live to dress and to be adin'rad. Enjoy
ment is tiie sole eiid nf their being. What
Is tlie remedy for this? Tha ballot is sug
gested. I have small faith In the educating
Inttueureof the ballot in tlie hands of ignor
ance. Ballot Is not a specific for all tha
ills that flesh is heir to. Some time we will
know that if a had educated people for
the ballot Instead of attempting to eiucate
them by the ballot we would have had bet
ter success. 1 do not believe It would make
frivolous women wise. The ballot tax will
never swallow up the band box. Idleness
is a gi eat bane. In fashionable society.
Many women of highest station ara work-
ei.-. Xo man has ever shown such eminent
shilily In dealing with the poor as Miss
O -tavla Hill, of Loudon. But among tha
s o My aristocracy, with recent and sud-
cenly acquired wealth, there is manifested
a contempt for work. Xot until the true
dignity of work is recognized by those iu
highest station In society, aud that help
lessness aud dependency are not the chief
end ot a woman's being, will the best so
ciety take Its proper place In the world.
Culture is a characteristic or this best so
ciety. They are not all B. A.s. Many
bachelors of art ara mast Insufferable
dunces. In the bst society they will never
ask you where you studied, but what you
have learned. There is no limit in growth
in the mental faculties, nor in the attain
ment of knowledge, and In this there is
difference from physical growth. Men tike
Mard Hopkins and Gladstone keep on
growing until four score. There is a ma
jestic completeness about such men.
That the mfud keeps on growing is a fact
recognized by tills best society.
One of the mist prominent Ingredients
in virtue is courage. Courage is one of the
needs of this tims. It is needed in the
drawing-room as well as in the camp.
We need courage to confess our
our faults, courage to stand for truth and
rltht even in a minority ol one. courage to
redst the d-n a ids of fashion, courage to
adapt our mo le of living to our means or
living. Courage will be prominent iu this
The best society stands on tlie basts of
good will, of mutual toleration and mutual
respect. Competition seems now to be the
rule of life. It is not only the Ufa of trade
but o; ten tha trade or life, iiy ana by. we
shall have a society In which mutual help
fulness shall be tlie rule of all and tlie air
will be musical witli bells chiming peace
I said at the outset that all people in this
best society work. I wish now to say that
they all play, too. All play and no work
makes Jack a dull boy. I know people
i ho never play; who work all the thus ex
cept Sunday, perhaps when they sleep.
This is not right. The play Impulse is nat
ural to ail. If we obey it within reason
able bounds, we gat a culture to be abtamed
iu no other way. It is best to mingle work
and fieasure. The best society is not that
which wears the finest silks, dines off
tlie heaviest plate or rides
in tha handsomest carriages;
tut that composed of' the finest
people. It would be Interesting to know
how such a society would entertain Itself at
an evening gathering. In the first place,
there is that never-falling resource, conver
sation. There will be sure to be those
present whose conversation will be amusing
and entertaining. And great stores of wit
and wisdom will be drawn upon for the
pleasure of all. and the heavier the draft
the greater will be the rtire. Some will be
anxious to know If they will dance. Xow
this is a controverted question, which true
wisdom would advise me to avoid. 1 do
not say dancing is a sld prrse. It may be
per me. that Is a question for my solution.
It may be per le. that is a question for
thy solution. It Is safe to say that wheu
kept up till after midnight it Is bi. But
so is psalm singing. I have known some
church sewing societies which would have
committed less sin had they started their
feet to going to give their tongues time to
rest. There are some animals that seem to
love to dance. And so it is with soma peo
ple. Whenever they feel good they want
to express their enjoyment by dancing.
Some young people say that they can't talk
and sing and must have some diversion. I
reply by saying that if they had speat
the time which It took to educate
their heels. In the education of their head
and heart, they weald never have made
We have now gone about as far as we can
this evening in the study of the best socie
ty. Young men and young women, tha bast
society you canflnd will be no better than
it ought to be. You will find baseness and
frivolity everywhere. Too will be expected
to bow down to them. Do not do it Will
"jLdtKAn. 'Tr2SiJ.51kH'-:K. 7 M - '
you be creatures of society such as it is or
creators of society such as it ought to be?
The bejt society will be such as you make
it. Oh, if you only knew and would grasp
yotirppportunltles. oh! it Is a grand thing
to lira. May good angels guide you.
Ultir Caldwell Iteturu nnd Will Meet
ll rctiaera on Their Own (.round.
Pillro Olllcer George Caldwell, who has
been shent on a visit among relatives at
Chillii i the, Greenfield and other places for
several days, returned home last evening,
and, Hint he was, (in the phraseology of the
streets), hot under the collar, but mildly
expresses his state of feeling.
Ou Monday a report was published In a
Limestone street paper that Caldwell bad
found it convenient to skip the town, be
catue of undue intimacy with a north side
lady that was about to result disastrously,
and some more stuff that was anything but
ccmi'imen'ary of Caldwell's character.
ll,e ItKPum.io carefully Investigated the
rumors about Ollirer C.ildwell. and beam
ing satisfied that they had no foundation in
fact nude no reference to them, but the
Juvenile reiwrters of the extemporary re
ferred to. went off hvlf cocked, as usual,
anS spreid the whole character-wrecking
story before Its readers. Xeither one of
them, however, believed the story.
Olllcer Caldwell brands the whole state
ment a bald-headrd lie and is justly Indig
nant that he should have been so ill-treated
by a paper on which he served for many
months as a faithful reporter. The paper
detailed all the ways In which Caldwell (ac
cotding to Its account) hid advanced the
cause of evil, tut neglected to inantion one
of the most prominent his service on that
ODioer Caldwell hvs returned to stay,
having been awav on a leave ot absence
granted him by Chief Ambrose, and he will
resume his duties tonight. II is a giod fel
low and a good officer and a grave injustice
has been done him.
A BRILLIANT EVENT.
Marrlase I,nl Kveitlncof Mr. .1. W. Lewie
fiml MlM Mhimf llnrtey.
The marriage of Mr. J. W. Lewis, of
tlie Arcade hotel, to MUs Miami Harvey,
last night, at the residence of Mr. Dnt, on
west North street, was one of tlie most de
lightful affairs of the sea-on In colored
circles. TliTe wero about thirty couples
present. The ceremony w&s performed iy
Itev. O. P. Kiss of Urbana. The house
and grounds were brilliantly lighted to cor
respond with the throng of happy faces j
gathered therein, lliey were married at
8:45 p. m.
Tho bride was ared ia white cashmere
with white silk corn and feather trimming.
The croom was handsomely attired in a
black Prince Albert suit. Mtss Clara J.
Oglesby was bridesmaid, and Mr. K. D.
Hale best man. The wedding party pre
sented a lovely picture in the brilliantly
lighted parlor. The presents were many
and valtiiibte. A most delicious repast was
spread at 10 o'clock. Mr. Burt Kouutain.
the caterer of the affair, deserves great
credit for tho excellent manner iu which he
served his guest, yr a ' Mrs. Dent sparest
no, pains to ma'-e the II ir a grand suc
cess and they succeeded. The happy
couple will immediately to housekeeping at
the corner ot Yellow Springs aud Xorth
Among tho guests from abroad were:
Miss Mnllic Harris of X-nia. Mr. and Mrs.
John Kiiurof Urban. Mr. Wilson Fortune
of Zanesvllle. Mr. F. 1). Hale of Yellow
Springs, and llev. O P. Hoss of Urbana.
Methods of Preventing end Treating the
Dtae Dl.csi.sed bjr'the Clark County
The regular December meeting of the
Clark County Med'cnl society was held in
the west county building on Thursday
afternoon. The attendance was large and
much Interest was manifested by all pres
ent in the proceedings.
Tlie time was principally occupied in the
discussion of typhoid fever. Tlie methods
of preventing the disease as well as those
of treatiug it were gone over at consider
Dr. Isaac Kay, who had n-i returned
from Cincinnati, where he had seen about
sixty cases of tlie disease In the hospital,
gave an intere-ting account of tlie methods
of treating the disease pursued by the phy
After spending a most pleasant and prof
itable afternoon, the society adjourned to
meet at the same place on Thursday, Jan
uary 2d. r
FIVE BGYS. "7
Five r.ll-, Xew York A suc
cessful Eutertatumeut. .
Last Tuesday evening, at the residence
of Mrs. Helen M. Conklin, corner of Ward
and Markel streets, a very creditable and
successful entertainment was given by five
of the young members of the Boys' band
of the First Presbyterian church Charles
Black, Walter Falconer. Eddie Todd and
Johnnie and Willie Conklin. These young
gentlemen emposed the executive corps of
the entire affair and had over $5 worth i f
tickets sold before they made any at
nnuncements even to their parents. The
audience was quite large a mi appreciative
The entertainment consisted or recitations
and tableaux. Mr. and Mrs. Kohert Rems
berg. Miss Kittie Ward. Miss EdnaWI-e
and Miss Hattie Buss also rendered valua
ble services upon the programme. The
proceeds, 0. were devoUd to missionary
purposes and were sent to Mr. Will Lee,
the church's latest representative in the
missionary field, at Five Points. Xew York,
He Will Not Leave V'
Mr. William M. Itockel's abilitf as a law
writer is recelvingconslderable recognition.
A few weeks ago he was requssted to be
come an associate editor of a new law mag
azine to be published at Philadelphia. More
recently he received an inquiry from a
prominent law publisher In St Louis de
siring to know whether he would consider
a proposition to change his residence to SL
Louis for tlie purpose of devoting his time
to legal publications. "Billy" says how
aver, that he cannot change his residence
now, as he desires (ami his friends say he
will get there) to be prosecuting attorney
of Clark county during the next few years.
Grand Turner llxhllitlon.
As there is grand Turner exhibition of
the Springfield Turner society in a few
weeks tn view, and as tlie Turn society is
making all efforts in educating the youth
in phvsical developments, the society ex
tends a cordial invitation to the parents of
young men to interest themselves fur this
beneficial Institution, and induce their sons
to become active members of tlie society.
Mr. Miller is the present turnwart. and
is a most efficient Instructor of athletic
features and anxious to see the institution
Come mid lleitr. Tonight,
By special request. Elder Groves, the
evangelist, will preach lu Temperance hall,
corner of High and Mechanic streets, at
7:30 tills evening, upon "The Xew HearL"
There will likely be a large aud'ence tn
hear this important suWft dicussed. All
will be made welcome. Quite a number of
persons were immersed at tlie close of the
services last night. L"ok nut for the f ob
jects the evangelist will dNrnss on Sunday.
Mchaus'i Superb llollilsx Display.
If you want to see hustling, just drop
into W. II. Schaus's queensware store on
south Market street, and notice tha activity
it demands of the clerks to wait on the hol
iday purchasers. But this isn't at all sur
prising, because his stock is a magnificent
one and embraced all that anybody could
ask. whatever their tastes or finances.
You'll miss It badly If yon dont drop Into
William Mamma, Charged With
Awful Grime of Incest, Fat
Hie Little Daughter, Ihe Victim, Telle I
Mtralchl forward itorr Miimma Flatly
Denies Ihe AUecatloii--l'hyelclane
Kind Nollilui: Wrong.
The lobbyof the police court was crowded
yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, as It was
own that the preliminary hearing of
llllar.i Murams, who is charged with hav
ing hail criminal associations with his
daughter, would be held, and the morbid
desire to hear all the disgusting details at
tracted the crowd. The room was as hot
as a furnace and decidedly odoriferous and
the time when the politJjcoiirt ill be held
In the well lighted, well ventilated room in
the new city building will be joyfully wel
comed by those whose business compels
them to spend a part ot their time In that
Mumma appeared in the same attire
which he wore on the day of his arrest.
and throughout the examination he was ap
parently unconcerned as to the result of
the proceedings. Hon. George C. Uawllns.
as his attorney, carefully looked after his
interests while Prosecutor IS'ghtmyer ap
peared for the state.
The first witness called was the alleged
victim of Mumma. his 13-year-old daughter.
Martha. She is a quiet, modest-looking
child, really very pretty of face and figure,
and had a lung hooded cloak of suine dark
cloth thrown over her other attire. She
gave her evidence in a straightforward man
ner, but spoke In a low tone.
The Victim Nliitrmcnt.
My name is Martha Mumma. and I'll lie
H v-ears old next February. My father Is
the defendant. William Mumma. He crim
inally assaulted me three times, the first
tiniA being before wheat harves-t this year,
but I can't remember the date. He came
into my room about ilavlurht one morning
when 1 was drrs-ing, and catching me in
his arms threw mo ou the bed and did whai
he wanted. He was drunk. I think.
My brother John was in the room at the
time. My father threatened to whip me i
I ever told anybody, but I did tell my
mother the next day when she came home
from Scarborough's, where she had been
nursing Mrs. Scarborough, who was sick
My father did tho same thing twice after
wards thejast time being about two mouths
ago. Last week Mr. Miocknesy and Mr
Hatfield met me end asked me if it was
rrue that my father had criminally asaulteo
me. and I told them It was. I have been at
Mrs. Fox's several weeks, but I go honn
nearly every day. I told Mrs. Fox and M"
11 ru baker what my father had done. My
father never boxed my ears foroavuig thai
I was coming to toivn to live, and 1 didn'i
have any trouble with him about coming
Mrs. Fox Martha came to mr liii'e
about five weeks aro. She told me on
Thanksgiving day what her lather hail
done. She was sitting by the tire and
seemed very despondent. My husband told
me that he had heard that Mumma had as
saulted the girl, ai.d I asked her If it wa-
true and she said it was. I was not ac
quainted with Martha until this fall. 1
have lived In this county for six jears. a
part of that time being spent In hnrlnetield.
Nobody was present when Martha told me
how her father had .treated her. My hus
band nrst told mo of the matter, but he
didn't say where he had heard of it. 1
have no means of knowing whether the
girl Is enciente or not.
James Hatfield Mr. Mumma lives in
this county and tate and has for mim
years. I heard of Mununa's treatment of
his daughter from Mr. Spragtie. Mr.
Shocknesy and I Investigated tlie cac Wi
asked the girl herself about the matter and
she made to us about the same statement
she made awhile ago on the witness stand
My name is William Mumma and I'm 39
years old. For fifteen jears I've lived
where I now live. I provide for my family
by working by thu day. My oldest child
is 10 and the youngest 2. 1 have six chil
dren. Martha Is nearly 14. She has gun
to school a good deal. I don't remembtr
when my wife was at Scarborough's. 1
never at any time or place had improper re
Iations with my daughter. Martha, and
never took indecent liberti.- with her. I
had some trouble with her about
two weeks a 1:0, when she said she
intended to come to town to live,
her she couldn't come. She got '
aud I slapped her jaw. I have ajerays tried
to do what is right with my family, and
have provided for theiu as well as I could.
James Hatfield, recalled I have known
Mumma ever since he was a small boy. He
has been a quiet. Inoffensive citizen. I told
the police authi rilles about this rase.
Michael Shocknesv 1 have known Mum
ma twenty years. He has always been a
quiet sort or man. His reputation tor ve
racity Ls not good, and he does not attend
well to his work.
John Mumma Am 14 yeais old and un
til a few weeks ago lived witli my father
and mother. I slept lu the same room with
my sister Martha, but I dont remember
seeing my fattier take any liberties with
Mr. Hall Have known defendant for
many v ears and he has been quiet and or
derly, so far as I know. His reputation
ror veracity is not of the best.
That ended the testimony.
Mr. Uawlins asked If a medical examina
tion of the prosecuting witness had been
made, and was informed by Prosecutor
Klghtmyer that she had not been examined.
t was then agreed that Dr. John II. Kod
gers should examine the girl aud report in
(testimony the result of the examination.
The case was then continued until this
KThls afternoon in the isilice court Dr
eodgers and Dr. Sejs. who last (Thursday)
vening made an examination of the gill,
t -stitied that they found nothing the matter
with her and that there was no evidence of
the girl's ever having been injured, li'itli
stated that if a girl of her age had been
assaulted, the probabilities were that some
scars would remain, but no scars or lesions
could be found. At tills writing (3:10 p.
ni.) the evidence is being summed up D
Three Sllrk Thieve Itob the .Sate of Hum
phrey & lteyuiond' Store Let Night.
A bold and successful robbery was ac
complished by three slick people at Hum
phreys A Raymond's stove and tinware
store. Xo. 17 west Slain street, about sup
per time last (Thursday) evening. Sir.
William U. ltajinnnd was alone in the
store at the time, Mr. Humphreys having
gone to supper.
The plan of operation was not a new one.
The three men came into the store, all at
the same time, and each asked to be shown
some article or other in a hurry, as he had
no time to spare. Sir. Raymond waited on
one of them up in front, a second stood In
about the middle of tha sture and a third
gut In his work on the safe, which was un
locked. He carried on the drawer bodily
and the three men made their escape. Mr.
Raymond discovered tiie robbery within
two minutes but the birds had flown.
The drawer contained abo'it S75 in cash,
a check for 345 and about S 103 in notes.
This afternoon the drawer was discovered
In the yard of the First Presbyterian church,
where the thieves had thrown it It still
contained tha notes but the cash was miss
ing. Payment on the check has been
stopped. Mr. Raymond is unable to ac
curately describe tha thieves.
When too want goud coal go to WneMon
Ifarrill, Qraad opera bouse.
The Great Comedian Will he Here Next
Monday Evenlng-Uormau's Mpeclueu
The ever popular Scinlan will be at
Black's opera house next Monday evening
In Ired Mir'efif charmirg conception.
"The Irish Minstrel." It is not necessary
to recite what Scanlan can door tell how he
was won his phenomenal popularity. The
people know these things, they like Scan
lan and they will go to see him because he
entertains them in a manner that is equaled
by no other actor. Scanlan's immense pop
ularity with the people is well Illustrated
by an incident that occured In Detroit last
"Two prettily-attired little misses sat de
murely ou elevated chairs near one corner
of the stage at the Detroit apera house.
They were evidently waiting forouiethlng
to happen. About the middle of tlie second
act of -The Irish Minstrel' it happened.
Scanlan bad sung two verses of the ever
popular 'Peek-a-boo," and bowed himself
off the stage amid uproarious applause,
which grew in volume and pertinacity until
be returned. Theu the two pretty little
mLsses stood up, and a young man
lushed around the cornT ot a box and
oiled their outstretched arms with two huge
floral designs which completely hid them
iroui the view of the audience. One of
these designs was a willow cradle piled
high with magnificent flowers In which was
burled a huge wax doll. The other was a
Urge floral gypsy kettle, suspended from a
rustic frame. The popular youna: actor
caught sight of the offering, gave a taking
start of surprise, smiled a bewitching Scan-
ian smiie, men sieppeu gracerully acioss
the stage and relieved the little flrls of
their burden, while the audience raised It
self In its seat and applauded with deafen-
enlng enthusiasm. Theft Scanlan sang an
other verse of trie sorg, kneeling upon the
stage with the cradle in his anus."
Seats fur the per fornian-e can be. ob
tained at C. II. Pierce & Cc.s.
sat c. Goonwix.
Of ail American comedians Xat C. Good
win stands in the front rank, and ls this
seaou more brilliantly successful than
ever before, lie is given veritable ovations
wherever he appears and his abilitv- as a
comedian is testified to by the public and
the press everywhere. Xext Monday night
he will appear at the Grand In the one-act
farce. "I.end, Me Five Shillings." and as
Carraway Bones In the sparkling cooiedy.
lunieuLp." ine i-hlladelphla rrt"
Mr. Iioodwin is immensely fnnnv as
Carraway Bones but the tun is created at
the expense of probability. Ills make-up
and costume are humorous but they are
also ridiculous. It is diflicult to imagine
any widow so desperately lonesome as to
marry such an Individual. Mr. J. B. Ma
son as George Medway. the son. does the
heavy work of tlie piece, aud does it splen
didly. His is the most arduous part
in the comedy, and the earnestness and
naturalness with which he carries it U
deserving of praise. Charlie Coote, he of
ihe eyeglass and dry eacklt: laugh, has an
excellent part as a dude athlete. He makes
friends with the audience In the first scene
ay picking Bones up bodily aud chucking
him in the river. His acting throughout
a as admirable. Mis Maud Haslsni as
jabiua Medway aud Mis Lelia Karri 11 as
Ada Baltic were very clever. The other
characters were well taken. Mr. Goodwin
.vas called before the curtain three limes at
the end of the second act.
"The one-act comedy of Lend Me Five
Shillings ' opened the programme and a
capitally presented. Mr. Goodwin finds
such characters as Mr. Golkhtly easil)
within bis reach, and should feel eucour
iged to play tbetu oflener."
Secure your, seats now at. Harris's.
Xext Tuesday evening, December 20th,
(Ionian's Spectacular Minstrels which is
pronounced one of the finest burnt-cork ag
gregations on the mad. will be at Black's
and a tine performance is assured. The
Haverhill ffiiKctln gives the company the
following excellent notice:
" Tlie performance given at the Academy
of Music. Saturday evening, by Tlie Gor
inans formerly of Haverlj's Minstrels.
was to the taste of the Bulletin represent
ative, the fiuest thing of the kind ever given
in this city. " The merit of the per
formance tar excelled that of the other two
pretentions organizations recently seen in
beats can be obtained at C. II. Piene
veo bj the Ladle of tho
'rebyterian Church Last Even
The social, supper and fancy art bazar
given last evening at the First Presbyteiian
church, was about the most successful af
fair of the kind the ladles of the church
have essayed to accomplish recently.
pntnt nf syl.l Qualities It waa fullmm lo
the standard ot nfavieus events, 'whHrhrsi
themr The sale of fancy articles and rt
freshmeuts commenced in tlie afternoon
ami proceeded so briskly that by evening
the supply was almost completely exhausted J
ud the litnr'mtnt anything put la'gevr
Mrs. Sue Hunt, Mrs. J. S Crowell.
Miss Anna Wlllant. Mrs. J. Frank Mc-
Orew. Mrs. Win. II. Blef. and M I.-j.j
Christie were in charge of me faiu-y table
and rii.1 rvitillent SfrYiif ciiulMiim a
rimvlnfimi. "'lining w-eh-S-e'.rlfe.
facility forextilDittng tneir articles irom
taelr.bet points. Miss Fannie Winger wa
in charge of the fruit table and Melaaa
Miss Josephine Hid
and Miss Anna Black conducted thBc-..ii
table, and made It f lllll,,i '
iliss Hill alone coiilrrjtiie.i ovriaiae.
kinds of line candy or her own maUii;.
manifesting marked talents for the
creation of dainty sweetmeats. Supper
was served from .. to 10 p. n and was
above reproach. Many of tlie business men
took advantage of the dual opportunity of
getting a bouutirut ana dainty meal ana
sistiug the church.
in the nuiilne- ilia allrndnn f hut
larger HID lMUIa-roonr" belil'iflhluiigM.'
During the afternoon ami evening, excel
lent music upon the piano was furnished by
M s-es Fann e Winger. I.esoia tnnsii
Mirie Foley. Horence Uw ana "t
The affair realized the church nearly
he Wee X.t Dummy,
The Yellow Springs Iierie w rela!
following amusing incident :
A good joke is told on one of our young
lades. It seems that this ladv was in
Springfield, some time since, doinr some
shopping, and while one of the clerks was
waiting 011 her, she noticed what she sup
posed was a "dummy." used to display
ladies' wearing apparel and making the re
mark to the clerk that "the dummy had on
just the kind of a bonnet' she had been
looking for for some time," walked up tn
the supposed dummy, felt the bonnet and
attempted to taka it eff. Imsgine her mr
prise when tha "dummy" turned around
facing her and- asked her "what was the
matter with bet?"" The supposed dummy
was a real woman who had been standing
there waiting for a fr'.end who was in an
other part ot the store.
Consultation ot School Board.
The school boards of Springfield and Har
mony townships are In joint session in the
latter township today, arranging a plan of
settlement on a question of district. The
Harmony board wants to have sub-district
No. 1. in that township, dissolved, which
le attended bv dudIIs from both Uiwnshios.
If this sub-district is wiped ont it will ne
cessitate the building of a new school
house by Springfield township, and as the
Utter board has 8300 In the joint house, It
naturally doea not want to go further.
Mr. T. W. Bean, the harness maker, has
removed hla place of bosineaa from No. 84
south Usaaston) street to No. 18 Berth
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A pointer for those who wish to ttTeat eMr
money in the useful and 1
49 AND 30 UXESTMIM.
Special Bareaiu ! Bbek gflk
Tel ret for Drei
One lot 34 inches wide, $L75;
price, $2 50.
One lot 27 inches wide, S3M;
We also call attention ta the low
prices we offer our extensive Una of
Black Silk Wash MtariattM.
Black Dress Goods, all wool.
Black Gro Grail Silk.
Black Faille Frueatoo.
W invite aa r xaMia4toa
FRIDAY, DECEHER 16, t7.
At q o'clock we are crowded
with -customers, and have bat
little time to spare for adver-
Using Tor Saturday. Jaot ft
line but it's a good one :
For two hours m Satorttay
from 9 a. m. until II a. a.
we will sell
(One vo'urr.e only to each
Special attractions in
MEN AND BOYS.
A Nice Hat.
A For Gap,
COLLARS Mi CUFFS
Fine Suspenders. Silk or AW
paca Umbrellas. Beaatlea la
Neckwear, Cut Buttons. Searf
Pin, etc. For a Choice) Aa
sortaent at Reasonable prises,
The Hatter and Farslsaer.
S Eart Mala St.
THE QUICK A5B HAW
ROAD TO WEALTH
IS TO SESB HOSCT It
! JJI. CROTHERS 4 Cflltn
J?. IMVESTMEHT BROHOS.
9 NORTH MAIN ST
Sneelil Attention tlvea to Ibti
baua tor Eastern reooie.
. 33 w. jsr J-KXSOX I
hoanlera: rood. Iltst-ctaaa Cat
good room, and la I act, every aaaai
datlontoBUke home pleaeaat. wa
tn eoaaeeUoa good park aa B
situated In center ot a park
tent to all depot, also
T. o.le Till ileal
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