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The RKl'UMUO-Vol. JCXII. No. a IK
WiimwaTO. Dec Ml lhlo:
Fair weather, followed by
lurbtraln. Warmer.
Springfield, O., 1
December 19, 1886. J
Months of cold weather are
ye in store for you.
Stacks of clothing are man
ufactured and in store for you
at the When to meet ever)'
sort of tricky, changeable,
weather need, with prices for
the same in accordance with
cost of cloth, trimmings, mak
ing and selling, all within the
one firm,
If you'd match the present
weather perfectly, buy and
wear our celebrated "Storm
King" overcoat, costing a
five dollar note, or a blizzard
proof ulsterette, of heavy all
wool material, costing eight
All through the west side
portion of our immense out
fitting establishment, there
are chances for saving dollars
in overcoat buying. There
are coats at nine, at twelve,
at fifteen, at eighteen which
for elegance of material and
fit are beyond the ability of
any competition to match,
while the prices are made
one, two or several profits
lower from manufacturing ad
vantages which are patent
with the When firm in Spring
field. Besides the overcoat quar
ter there are opportunities
offered for saving various
amounts among the thousand
and one suit piles occupying
space through the center and
eastern quarters of the store.
Suits for hard days' works,
$3-5. $5. $6. $6.50, $8.
Suits for fine dress, $10,
$12, $15, $16, $iS and $20.
Behind these suit piles for
men looms up our handsome
children's department, where
parents orguardians are likely
to learn a thing or two about
how to dress the boys, and
save a dollar or two on any
suit or overcoat purchased
from the department.
All of this without a word
for Christmas things: silk
mufflers, silk handkerchiefs,
silk umbrellas, silk suspend
ers, silk stockings, gloves of
kid, of castor, of buckskin, of
cloth, of yarn, mittens of kid
and others; boys' sealskin
caps, $1; men's fur caps,
Scotch caps, 35c and 40c;
underwear, gum coats, cardi
gan jackets, fine derby hats,
smoking jackets and caps,
anything and everything to
wear and look well may be
found at the
And sold singly at Whofesale
Prices, 25 and 27 West
Alain St., sign 4 White
Sweet Cider,
Malaga Grapes,
Apples, Nuts and Candies.
Ki, 9tf E. Main Street.
Haw York's Boodle Alderman Goes Up for
Seven Years and Pays a Fine
of S5.000.
rnrnelllte Member of Parliament Ileal
the Police Tin- World'. ws of n
IJnjr lijr Wire lo the Globe-
Bytne Assoc! ted Press.
Xkw Yoiik, Doe. 20. McQuade was this
morning sentenced to seven years lmprbon-
m.xit anil It, Tnv fi tint nf 3.. fMWI
Pnymrnt Ordered for n Ilallrond Destroyed
by ltebrl Forres.
Washington'. Vee. 20. On Friday last
the house passed a bill to pay theilcMin
ville ami Manchester railroad in Tenne-ee
S'J40,SS0outof the treasury for damages
sustained by that road during the war. The
claim Is not only fraudulent, but the pas
sage of the bill establishes a precedent for
the payment nf many other similar claims
that are pending before conrress or may be
presented. It Is alleged that the road was
destroyed by the Union army during the
war, but there are in n ashington old sold
iers who say that when the Union troops
reached It they found that the rebels
had torn up the track and taken away the
rails. Sherman's army rebuilt it and it was
afterward torn up a second time by General
Wheeler, now in congress. General Gros
venor, of Ohio, now in congress, was in the
advance of the Union array when the road
was reached, and in a speech in the house
declared that destruction had preceded
them aud they had to rebuild the whole
Judge Geddes, a democrat, and the chair
man of the committee on war claims, said
in a speech Friday that the payment of this
claim would open the way for others like
it. winch would amount to more than the
national debt at the closo of the war.
Thirty-nine republicans voted in favor of
the bill, w hich was passed by one majority.
Ttie passage of the bill creates much sur
prise and comment
Establishment of a Night Lodging and Cof
fee House In Washington.
Washington, Dec. 20. The approach of
the holidays and the glowing hearthstones
of the wealthy people of Washington have
moved them to a few uncommon acts ot hu
manity. Among the most charitable act is
that of the establishment of the night lodg
ing house, and upon a much better scale
than those In other sections of the country.
A building has been secured, and very com-
fortaole, clean apartments have been ar
ranged for the accommodation of over 100 '
lodgers. It is known as the Light Lodging
House, andievery class of distressed people I
Ls received and no questions asked. It is j
customary in most plares for the keepers
of free lodging houses to put applicants
through such a catechism as to make faTors '
extended almost unwelcome. When a man
asks for a bed to sleep on and a cup of coffee
in the morning he does not like to have to
give a history of his career, and the system
Inaugurated here of permitting a distressed
man or woman to go to his or her bed In
Ieace without having to rehear) his or her
misery may be a cue worth the taking by
other cities, when it Is ascertained that
many more people are relieved by such a
At the Alleged Age of One Hundred and
Thlrly-FIre Tears.
St. Louis, Dec 20. A letter from Sas-.
sakawa, Indian territory, gives an account
of the death there on the Stli InsL of Mrs.
Susanna Warren, perhaps the oldest per
son in the United States, If not the world.
She was born In .the old town of SL Au
gustine. Fla., in 1750, fifteen years before
the Americans conceived the idea of na
tional independence. She was born a slave
and was the property of Spanish masters
until ISIS, when she. with other Spanish
slaves, lied from the town of Pensacola
when it was taken by General Jackson. She
lived in the Seminole country from then un
til the second treaty of ieace with tbeScm
lnoles, when she was regaided as their
common property, and was removed with
tliem to their Indiau territory. She leaves
one daughter living, who resides in Austin,
Texas, and is in her ninety-seventh year.
She leaves many grandchildren here, some
of them nearly seventy years of age.
Givrnby Cardinal Gibbons to a Bohemian
Baltimore. Dec 20. The new Catholic
church, St Wenceslaus, was dedicated
Sunday by Cardinal Gibbons, who made an
address to tboe present The congregation
ls composed almost entirely of Bohemians,
and in the course of his remarks the cardi
nal said the people owed a duty to the coun
try, and in serving the country they served
God. He spoke of the relations between
the employer and the employed, and said
their interests were mutual. He warned
them to avoid engaging In anything that
might lead to anarchy, but by industry and
thrift make for themselves a name and a
standing among their fellow-citizens. He
also spoke against any socialistic movement
as a wrong to the country and to religion.
An address In German was made by Rev.
Father Shaner. and one In Bohemian by
Key. Father Jeutsche.
Miss Kllzabeth stump Meets Death In the
Detroit, Dec 20. A special to the Free
Press from Armada says : The fruit evap
orator of John II. Stump caught fire soon
after midnight Saturday night Miss Eliz
abeth Stump, aged 22, a sister of the pro
prietor, was asleep in the building at the
time. When Stump arrived on the scene
he raised a ladder and heroically tried to
save her, but was beaten back by the flames
which burst through the window, throwing
him to the groumL He was picked up In
sensible with a fractured hip and a terrible
cut in his head. Notwithstanding the ef
forts of the workmen, the building was
completely consumed. Sunday morning
the body of Miss Stump was taken from the
ruins, burned beyond recognition. Loss
S20.000; uninsured.
Death or Alden Goldsmith, the First Own
er of Goldsmith Maid.
Ewncnon, Jf. Y., Dec 20. Alden
Goldsmith, the famous horseman, died at
midnight last night at Walnut Grove farm
In the town of Blooming Grove, Orange
county, after an illness of three weeks.
Goldsmith was born December 4, 1S20.
F-arly in life he began to breed fine horses.
Goldsmith Maid, trained and developed by
him. has linked the name of her owner
forever with the horse interests of the coun
try. He also brought out Gloster. Hunter,
Towers, Driver, Alles1, Volunteer. Hepta
gon, Domestic, Castelar and scores of other
noted tiotters. For nineteen years he
owned Volunteer, perhaps the most promi
nent stallion in America.
Ferry Iloat Damaged.
Cairo, Dec 20. Fire at one a. m. today
destroyed the upper works of the steam
ferryboat "Three States." The loss will
probably be SIO.OOO, supposed to be fully
covered by Insurance. The fire Is thought
to have caught from lamp exploding. Xo
lives lost
Prohibitionists, republicans democrats,
and everybody, ought to hear Dr. Helwlg
Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock, at the First
Lutheran cnurcn, on "tioaperiemperance."
Only 35 cents.
Second Session Korty-Nlnth Congress.
Washington, Dec 18. House. On
motion of Mr. Ward (Ind.), Senate amend
ments to the house bill authorizing the
employment of mall messengers in the pos
tal service were non-concurred in, and a
conference ordered.
Mr. Dibble (S. C.) asked unanimous con
sent to put upon its passage a bill appro
priating $500,000 for a public building at
Charleston, S. C.
Mr. Hepburn (la.) objected on the
ground that, in view of the recent experi
ence of that city, this not the time to ap
propriate 5500,000 for the erection of a new
Mr. Dibble remarked that if the bill were
not passed tho government would have to
transact1 its business in the open air.
In the morning hour Mr. Hill (O.) on be
half of the committee on territories, called
up the bill providing for an additional as
sociate judge of the supreme court for the
territory of Xew Mexico.
The house then went into committee of
the whole. Mr. Crip (Ga.) in the chair in
the Oklahoma bill.
Instantly a hush fell over the house, and
the noise in the galleries ceased. All eves
were turned upon Mr. Morrison, who. aris
ing in his seat, said: "Mr. Speaker, I
move that the house resolve itself into a
committee of the whole on the state of the
union for the purpose of considering reve
nue bills."'
Mr. MfhTmley (O.l And on that I de
mand the yeas and nays.
During the roll-call absolute silence
reigned in the houe, and many members
with pencil in hand were figuring up ttie
vote Messrs. Morrison and Handall were
apparently among the least Interested mem
bers, each leaning back in his chair within
a few feet of the other, while now and then
a pleasant remark was exchanged between
The motion was lost yeas H9, nays 154.
The announcement was received with
some applause on the republican side, but
It was quickly suppressed.
Owing to the deaths of Messrs. Dowd-
ney, Arnot and l'nce, the membership of
the house Is reduced to 322. There were
303 votes cast and seven pairs announce!,
showing that live members wtre absent
without pairs. These were Messrs. Aiken
(S. C.) who has never qualified as a mem
ber of the house, Ellsberry (O.), King
(La.). Keagan (Tex.), Keed (X. C).
Twenty-six democrats voted In the nega
tive. Of these New ork contributed live
Messrs. Bliss. Merriman, MuIIer, Spriggs
and btahlneeken rennsylvanla hve
Messrs. Boyle, Ourtin. Ennentrout, Kan
dall and Sowden; Olils seven Messrs.
Foran, Geddes. LaFevre, Seney, Warner.
Wilkins and Campbell: Louisiana four
Messrs. Gay, Irion, St- Martin and Wal
lace; Xew Jersey two Messrs. Green and
McAdoo; Illinois two Messrs. Lawler and
Ward; Alabama one Mr. Martin.
The only republican votes in favor of
Mr. Morrison's motion came from Massa
chusetts and Minnesota Messrs. Hayden
and Stone of the former state, and Messrs.
Xelson, Strait, Wakefield and White of the
Messrs. T. J. Campbell, Pinder, Vide,
(X. Y.), Findlay (Md.), Stone and Haydeu
(Mass.), who last year voted against the
consideration of the bill, today voted in the
affirmative Mr. James (X. V.), who last
year voted to consider, today reversed his
Mr. Herbert (Ala.) attempted to call up
the naval reorganization bill, but was an
tagonized by Mr. Crisp, with the Pacific
railroad funding bill, and the speaker ruled
that the Question must first be taken on
calling up the latter measure, as it was a
prior special order.
Mr. Springer opposed the measure. He
wished its consideration to be postponed
until after the holidays, at which time he
hoped to have the privilege of submitting
some remarks upon the bill and perhaps
some amendments to iL If its considera
tion was pressed at this time he would re
sort to all parliamentary methods to defeat
It. On a standing vote there was a ma
jority ot 117 to 40 in favor of its considera
tion. Mr. Holman demanded the yeas and nays,
pending which Mr. Springer made a fili
bustering motion to adjourn, which at 2:15
was carried, its opponents not having suf
ficient force to order the yeas and navs.
Written by the Illtml Major of Vonngs
town.O. Washington', Dec 20. A rather re
markable book has made its appearance
here at a most opportune time, while the
question of the regulation of corporations
by congress is under discussion. It is a
curious production, written in the stylo of
Pope and Dryden, and presents the politi
cal situation in a very truthful, although
novel way. The author is Walter Camp
bell, the mayor of Youngstown, O., and
not only the contents of the book, but the
character of the author makes it attractive.
He is a man who lias been blind from child
hood, gained a college education and
graduated with the highest honors in
his class. He never used the books
that are manufactured for the blind, but his
lessons and all tiie knowledge of literature
lie has gained was acquired by having peo
ple read to him. The book is an allegory,
representing the struggle between capital
and labor, and concludes with a prophetic
announcement of a reconciliation of the
contending forces. The hero ft Civitas, a
young man, who marries Libertas, hat tiring
of her, takes up with a harlot named An
archia, by whom he has a son called Pluto
crat and the two, mother and sou. so con
trol Civitas that everything is rapidly going
to the dogs. The situation is described as
'Where'er welook we see but rings,
Afsociatlons. corners, union pools.
Or simply corporations make the rules
Which run the markets and prescribes the
We pay for fooit, for furniture, for Ice:
For everything e eat, or drink, or wear;
Kor berths In sleepers, or for railroad fare;
ForcoHns. cradles everything ne use.
From grandma's nightcap to the baby's shoes.
We do an errand, telegram dispatch.
Kxpress a package, or but strike a match;
We ring a telephone, our lamp e light,
Wha'e'er we do, bi day, by night.
Some combination, somewhere, tribute takes.
And what we pay ls Just the price It makes.
Orow larger, fewer, factories and mills.
And mechanism more men's places nils.
Till In vast corporations men are lost.
Mechanics for machines aside are tossed."
After awhile Plutocrat and Anarchia,
having grown lusty aud reckless in the free
dom Clvitis had shown them, came into col
lisionriots, murder, fraud prevail. The
kingdom is shaken wit liconf usion, and it is
a question whether Anarchia or Plutocrat
will rule, when Libertas, who has been
watching the proceedings with tearful ejes
and an anxious heart, comes forward again,
and recovering Civitas from the clutches of
his two enemies, smites right and left until
both the contending elements are subdued
and laws are passed to regulate them.
A Labor Ticket to be Presented.
Cincinnati. Dec 20. Workmen's hall
was tilled to overflowing yesterday after
noon, the occasion being a mass meeting to
decide whether there should be a labor
ticket in the field in the municipal election
next April. The matter was thoroughly
ili-cussed and finally resolutions were
adopted declaring it expedient to nominate
a separate ticket for local officers. Four
committees of five men each were appoint
ed from the I'uiteil Ijibor union, the Henry
George club and the meeting. These com
mittees will mfet and arrange the prelimi
naries for a labor convention.
Hoodwinked the Police.
Dnii.iN. Dec 20. Joseph Ilichard Cox,
Jeremiah Jordan, and Joseph Edward Ken
ny, Parneillte members for east and west
Clare and south Cork, respectively, succeed
ed yesterday in totally hoodwinking the
ivollee and collecting anil escaping with all
the rents duo from tenants oil the Yandc-
lour estates In County Clare.
Don't forget Dr. Helwig's lecture Tues
day evening at the First Engllsk Lutheran
church at 8 o'clock.
A Ilroadslde fioui Heprrseiitatlte George
C. Itnwllii. on the Preparation or the
Committee's Kruort.
The following appears In the Cincinnati
Commcrchil Odirtfc, of the 19th, as a sje
cial from this city:
Si'itiNoriELK, O.. Dec IS. I called on
Hon. George C. Hawlins this evening and
"Mr. ItawIIns, hare you seen the Inter
view In which Mr. Hall seems to admit the
authorship of the Payne Investigating re
port and also to suggest that the failure of
the report to be more pronounced w as due
to the tear that you could not be Induced to
sign the report?"
Mr. ItawIIns said: "I have read the inter
view, and as to whether Mr. Hall, assisted
by Mr. Cowgill, was the author of the re
port, or Mr. Cowgill, assisted by Mr. Hall,
1 am unable to state. I observe, however,
that Mr. Hall not only allows hlmslf to be
considered the framer of the report, but
intimates that he would even have ran
sacked the vitals of the Payne crowd with
far more terrible vigor had I not on ac
count of my 'peculiar constitution,' cud
geled him into moderation. The manner in
which he would have driven every per
son connected with that Senatorial deal
from the face of the earth, had he been al
lowed his way, would have perhaps been
after the style of the following paragraph
In his interesting Interview: "YVe'I, I be
gan the work by carefully reading and
studying the testimony, and made notes as
I progressed. When through with making
notes ami references, a general consulta
tion was had. All realized that bribery had
not been actually proven, and could not be
with the limited jurisdiction of the com
mittee' Is it because, this last sentence
was not incoiporated in the report that he
refuses to be comforted? 1 admit that it
would have tx-en a thunderbolt. If this
confession of his be true, may 1 not fairly
ask why he should attempt to masquerade
behind the pretext of my conservatism?
What actually occurred at the private and
strictly confidential interview that Mr.
Hall sieaks of as having taken place
between Mr. Cowgill and himself 1
have no means of knowing, except
as now revealed. Indeed, this Is my first
positive Information that they had any dark
seances at all. That there was any lack of
harmony, however, between myself and
my republican colleagues, or that Mr. Hall
was called in on account of any difference
between us, or that on any occasion I re
fused to meet or objected to meeting with
them, or neglected to meet with them as
often as invited, or that I was solicted to
write the report, ls wholly untrue. It is
true that on one occasion I said to Mr. Cow
gill. that when he and Mr. Tompkins had
the report ready. 1 would sign It If it suited
me. and if it aid not I would not This
occurred some days after the taking of tes
timony had been closed. Nothlng.had been
said to me about the matter, and I was un
der the erroneous Impression that without
permitting in to share In theirdeliberations,
they were engaged in the preparation of the
report It appears now that this silencs
was only due to the waiting of Mr. Cowgill
until the coming of Mr. Hall.
I wrote no part of the report.
nor do I think that Mr. Tompkins
wrote any part It was read to me from
time to time by Mr. Cowgill, 1 think ex
clusively, from the proof slips. Mr. Cow
gill showed me some manuscript which had
been prepared by Mr. Tompkins, but for
some reason no part of it 1 think, was In
corporated in the report The statement of
Mr. Hall that I objected to two or three
points, or any point in the report, as not
sufficiently conservative. Is untrue. It was
the concurrent agreement of all three of the
republican members that the report should
state no conclusion not fairly sustained by
the evidence.
"In regard to the ex-Govemor Foster
matter mentioned I know nothing what
ever. I never met Mr. Hall until he had
been In Columbus some days in response to
Mr. towgiirs invitation. He did not come
at my request, nor do I think in pursuance
of any wish of Mr. Tompkins. We con
sented to it however. For my part. I wish
to add that I considered the duty, burden,
privilege and main responsibility of prepar
ing the report to be witli Chairman Cowgill.
1 made no objection to its preparation by
him, with such clerical assistance as he
might see fit to select 1 concurred in the
Miss Cllne Suffering From an Abscess on
Her Arm Condltlou of Mis. Gibson.
Miss Erminlf Cllne, who was injured in
the street car accident, now nearly two
weeks ago, has agaii taken a turn for the
worse. An abscess has begun to' fonu on
the back part of her arm, and Dr. Itusscll
sajs that it will be necessary to make a cut
in the ami about four inches long. It
seems that the glass which was imbedded
in her arm, cut the bone as well as the
flesh, thus forming the abscess. It was
thought at first that the ami would have to
be amputated, and the danger of having to
perform such an operation is not yet passed,
but it Is hoixsl that the arm can yet be
saved. Miss Cline, who has already suf
fered terribly witti her arm, has yet many
weeks of trouble before her, as her physi
cian says that the abscess will result in a
running sore, which will be troublesome for
a long time.
Miss Edith Gibson, who was Injured In
the same accident is also reported to be not
so well. She Is still confined to her bed.
her chief trouble being a spinal diflicuiy.
Yesterday afternoon, when the fire occurred
at the residence of C. E. Winters, where
Miss (ilbson is, she was carried to the house
of a neighbor, and the consequent shock to
her nervous system brought out symptons
for the worse. It is thought however, that
she will entirely recover from her injuries
in a few weeks.
fames nnd Mike llray In Hoc for Hreaklnf;
Into aStablennd Stealing Chickens.
Between 2 and 4 o'clock yesterday morn
ing burglars entered the stable of C. F.
McGilvray, at 4S5 east Main street and
stole therefrom eleven out of fourteen
chickens. Mr. McGilvray discovered his
loss when he arose yesterday morning and
at once reported the matter to Officer Wil
son. It was discovered that the thieves had
forced the lock off the door of the stable,
thus making their offense burglary. A rail
road man saw the men as they were leaving
the stable with the chickens and followed
them as far as Sycamore street where he
called to them to drop the chickens. They
dropped them and started to run, but
changed their minds, ami turning around,
made the railroad man rlee.
Yesterday morning Officer Wilson inves
tigated the case, and on Sycamore strevt
found the chicken tracks In the snow lead
into Bray's house. He entered the house
with Mr. McGilvray. found all the stolen
chickens, and arrested James and Mike
Bray as the burglars.
A Sleigh Smashed.
Yesterday morning about 11 o'clock Dr.
Russell was called to see Michael Clifford
who had his leg broken so badly on Satur
day evening. The doctor was accompanied
by Elmore Grim and while the latter was
holding the horse near Forrest avenue the
animal became frightened at something and
ran away. The running away of Dr. Hus-
sell s horses Is an awfully mouldy chestnut,
but this time the sleigh to which the horse
was attached was smashed all to pieces.
The animal was captured near the corner
of East and Pleasant streets.
Corn Stolen.
On Saturday night about 0 o'clook James
Lannon, residing on Southern avenue,
stopped in Stelnman's grocery, Xo. aoj
south Center street to purchase some gro
ceries. He left his horse and wagon stand
ing In front of the grocery, and after mak
ing his purchases and returning to tho
wagon, lie discovered that seme sneak th'ef
had walked off with a bushel of corn whioh
he had left in the wagon. The ease was re
ported to officer Wilson.
Appropriate and Impressive Dedicatory
Services at the Second Lutheran
. Church Yesterday.
AnAble ermnn by Kev. Dr. Helwlg An
Immense Congregation Present 2,fiOO
SecuredInteresting Sunday School
EierrlHesItnptlsm of Children.
In Saturday's Gi-ohk-Kkithmc was pub
lished a very full anil accurate description
of the beautiful new building of the Second
English Lutheran church, in anticipation of
its public dedication yesterday. Truly It is
a model church edifice and Its erection re
flects great credit upon both the church
membership and the city.
But yesterday was the great day in the
Lutheran brotherhood. The Second church
was joined in its services by the First
church, whose services were dispensed with
for that purpose. Many likewise
from other Christian churches, and
still others without church connection, at
tended and joined In the meetings of the
First In order came the Sunday school at
0 o'clock In their new room, which was
crowded to its utmost capacity. This school
has a history indeed. It was only orga
nized three years ago next January with an
enrollment of 130, and now numbers 400,
being exceeded in membership but by few
schools in the city. Xot ouiy that but with
that veteran Sunday school man. Father P.
A. Schindler, at its head, no school can make
a better showing, in good work done, in
proportion to its membership. At this first
meeting in the new room yesterday the reg
ular lessons were omitted and addresses of
a dedicatory nature suitable to the occasion
were made by Mr. Schindler, the pastor.
Rev. Dr. L. A. Gotwald. Rev. Dr. Falco
ner, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.
Rev. Dr. Rust pastor of High street M. E.
church. Rev. W. II. Warren, pastor of the
Congregational church. The officers,
teachers and scholars were perfectly de
lighted with the appearance and arrange
ment of the Sunday school room, and, to
gether with the large number of visitors
present enjoyed the addresses and singing
very much.
Long before the hour for church services,
the people began gathering, and by the
time of opening, both moms and gallery
were crowded and jammed, and many were
compelled to go away unable to gain admis
sion. A number of other ministers occu
pied the pulpit with the pastor, and Dr.
Helwlg, who was to preach the
sermon. The regular opening serv
ices of the Lutheran liturgy were con
ducted by the pastor, the choir and congre
gation joining in the service, which was
very Impressive. The pastor began by re
peating "The Lord in his lib Holy temple,
let all the earth keep silence before him."
(tlona ratria was chanted by the choir.
The "Confession of Sin," was joined in
heartily by the congregation. Then came
the "Kyrie" chanted by the choir and the
Apostles' Creed repeated by the congrega
tion. The choir aud congregation united in
alnging "Gloria in Excelsls."
Rev. u. . it. Peters read as the lesson
of the morning the 2tth, 84th and 122d
Rev. C. Lepley announced as the first
hymn, "Hefore Jehovah's Awful Throne,"
and never before was it sung to "Old
Hundred" as It was by the 800 or 1,000 in
the audience on this occasion. Rev. Prof.
C. L. Ehrenfeld offered prayer and Rev. J.
W. Rydetannounced the next hymn,
Rev. Dr. J. B. Helwlg, pastor of the First
Lutheran church, preached an eloquent and
forcible sermon, showing the necessity of
uniting faith and work In ordersuccessfully
to accomplish the work of the church. His
text was found in the fourteenth chapter
of Exodus and verses 13 and 14:
"And Moses said unto the people, fear ye
not stand still, and see the salvation of the
Lord which he shall show to you this day.
And the Iord said unto Moses, wherefore
criest thou unto me? Speak unto the child
ren of Israel, that they go forward."
Tiie following is a brief abstract of the
These two portions of scripture refer to
the same transactions on the part of God
with his ancient people. In the firt they
were commanded to stand still. In order
that they might see the hand of
God in their behalf. In the
other they are commanded to
go forward for the same purpose In the
second portions there is a seeming contra
diction. But it is in the letter only and not
in the spirit of the truth which is taught
In the journey from Lgypt to Canaan,
there was a time when they were to stand
still, and a time also when they were to go
forward. And it they had gone
forward when they were command
ed to stand still, they would
have been overwhelmed In the sea,
and had they stood still when they were
commanded to go forward, they would have
been destroyed by the Egyptians. And so
also it is well for God's people to know
when to wait and when to go forward.
God still commands his people to wait on
him with prayer and with faith, but he also
commands them to go forward with benev
olence and Christianity. And when they
do go forward He still shows them His sal
vation as before and how often also on the
very day of their obedience. And we
should never fall to remember that for the
accomplishment of God's purposes in the
earth, he usually employs human Instru
Ail that we have and are, all that we
may hope to have or to be, in this world
or in the world to come, should be
esteemed as the gift of God, and as such,
also for his use and at his disposal. And
the light in which we should regard all our
earthly possessions, therefore, is that we
are but the steward of them, and that hi
the end we must also render an account for
our stewardship.
Every congregation of believers has its
appropriate and proportionate part to do in
order that all this may be realized. And
these are expected to do that work In the
place whloh they occupy, and in harmony
also with the requirements of the time or
the age In which they live.
Springfield, with 35,000 people, can sus
tain two churches much more easily than
Springfield with 5,000. The eye is dazzled
and the mind becomes bewildered, and the
heart pulsates between hope and fear when
these contemplate the whirl and progress of
the nations now.
And now for the promotion of these
Christian objects you have builded this
church ami in which we are permitted to
rejoice with you. God said to Ills ancient
people "Let them make me a sanctuary,
that I may dwell among them." This
you have done. And as God
is the great Master-builder of
all. so have you also built here to Him and
for Him a house upon which His divine ap
proval may ever rest. It is beautiful for
situation, commodious and orderly in its
proportions, convenient and useful in its
arrangements, artistic and beautiful in its
finish. A church in w hich it is easy to speak,
easy to hear.and which ls one of God's bless
ings for any church. And as God's word
shall endure forever, and as His church
Is founded upon a rock, and against which
the gates of hell shall not prevail, so have
you also builded for him a sanctuary from
the stone that lias been hardened by the
ages, from the brick that has passed
through the fire and these agreeing one
with the other, then also united
with the other material ot
which this structure is composed,
this house completes the ideal of that in
spired one who said, "Put on thy strength,
O Zion- Put on thy beautiful garment"
You devote this house to the ifreat work
of making humanity wiser and better, ho
ller and happier, to the work
of elevating and perfecting the
human soul, and fitting it to
dwell at last in the new heaven and in
the new earth, wherein dwelleth righteous
ness. My friends, your future prospects as
a congregation, your future success as a
church, largely depends upon this da
and this hour. And which will
lie a day and hour that will
reach far Into the future. Make It an hour
long to be remembered. Yea, never to be
forgotten, for the great and the good work
which is yet to be completed in this hour.
Now may God help jou so to do. Be lib
eral and God w ill bless you. Amen.
At the close of the sermon I). It Hoster
man, member of the church council and
acting treasurer, in the absence of Itoss
Mitchell, read the following
IIISTOIIs optiirciiciicii:
The Second English Lutheran church of
Springfield was organized on the 13th of
January, ISSt, by forty-Bye members from
the First English Lutheran chuich, wh"
were honorably dismissed from the parent
church for the purpose of organizing a sec
ond church.
The chapel property at the corner of
Clifton and Boler streets, formerly owned
and occupied by the HaptisLs, had been
bought and enlarged by tiie First church,
with the money known as the Kookwaltei
fund, with the Intention of donating It to
the new organization, as soon as it should
become organized and permanently estab
lished. A mission Sunday school had been main
tained in this chapel for several years, prior
to the organization of the Second church as
an afternoon school, by members of the
first Lutheran church, hut on
the next Sunday after the or
ganization of the congregation it was
changed to a morning school, and was reor
ganized under the leadership of Iiro.
Schindler as superintendent and became the
Sunday school of the Second church.
The attendance the first Sunday was 130.
all told, but the Interest at once began to
grow and the attendance to Increase utll the
relatively large number of 354 have been
recorded, being more than the old building
could comfortably accommodate.
Shortly after the organization of the
church a ladies' missionary society was or
ganized, as also a ladles' furnishing society,
both of which have accomplished excellent
work in their respective departments of
church work.
A prayer meeting and teachers' meeting
has been conducted regularly on Wednesday
evening of each week ever since our organi
zation as a church, and a young people's
praytr meeting soon toiiowed. conducting
their service a half hour before the public
service every Sunday evening.
la addition to these, protracted services
have been held in January each year fol
lowing the week of praver. and catecheti
cal instruction for the young. So that all
the different features of church work have
received consideration.
Returning now to the history of the
church proper, we state that from the or
ganization of the church on to May 1884,
the pulpit was supplied in the main by Pro-
iessor .cnrenieia, ot w ittenDerg college.
Rev. A. E. Wagner, who had been elected
pastor, took charge of the congregation
May I. 13S4, serving it faithfully and well
until the time of his resignation in July,
For more than four months after that the
pulpit was vacant and variously supplied
until the first Sunday In December, when
ltev. L. A. Uotwald, D. D.. of York. Pa-
began his pastorate, having faithfully and
efficiently labored with and for the congre
gation irora mat time until, the present
with a devotion seldom exceeded.
The membership of the church has In
creased in numbers so that at present we
can count on about 175 faithful and active
workers. This congregation in its short
history of three years, has had its share of
trials and discouragements, but with a de
votion that knew no failure, it has stead
fastly gone forward in the work of the mas
ter, and has achieved a large measure of
In April, 1S85, the church council decided
to proceed to erect a new church edifice, if
suitable grounds could be secured and suffi
cient subscriptions could be raised for that
purpose, and a committee was appointed to
canvass the congregation and community to
see wnetner sumcient pledges could be se
cured to Justify further action. That com
mittee soon reported about five thousand
dollars raised, aud a worthy member of the
church council pledged himself for half as
much more as might be received from all
other pledges.
Next a committee was appointed to re
ceive and submit propositions to the church
council for the sale of properties suitable
for our church site. Several propositions
were received and considered, and at a con
gregational meeting held May 20, 18S4, it
was decided to purchase the Lupfer and
Greene lots, at the southwest comer of
Clifton and Pearl streets, at a price not to
exceed $5,500.
In June following a committee was ap
pointed, composed of Brothers Startzman,
Mitchell and Ulrick, with instructions to
procure and submit plans for the new
church. The services of C. A. Cregar as
architect were secured, and the plans pre-
pareu oy nun were accepted.
In January, ISSd, less than a year age,
the building committee was instructed to
advertise for bids for the erection of the
new church building, and on the 28th of the
same month the contract on the building
proper was awarded to Fish A Crist at
The comer-stone was laid Sunday, May
urn, witn appropriate exercises, and now in
less than eight mouths after we are assem
bled in the new and completed building in
thLs special service of dedicating same to
the worship of God.
The sub-contractors under Fish A Crist
for the separate parts of the work are as
Brick work. Azel B. Smith: carpenter
work. Win. Mllholland; plasterlg, Wra.
Hulllnger: galvanized iron. Peet A Co.;
slate work, T. C. Ackerson Jfc Bro.: paint
ing, J. T. Ridgely. The stone walls and
dressed stone work were put up by the orig
inal contractors. Fish & Crist
In addition to the foregoing, council
awarded the contract of furnishing the
pews and pulpit and altar furniture to
Grant & Swain, of Richmoud, Ind.
The contract for one new furnace and the
removal of the old furnace and setting It
up. was awarded to the Patric Furnace
The contract for stained and plain glass
was awarded to the Carter-Davis company,
of Cleveland. The chandeliers and other
gas fixtures were furnished by the Spring
field Gas company. The chairs In the main
Suuday school and Infant rooms, were fur
nished by Andrews, Wise A Putnam, and
the carpet by A. C. Black. The basement
room is now being finished by W. S. Glad
felter. and an organ will need to be pur
chased in the near future, leaving a bell for
the tower and the papering or frescoing of
the walls to a more distant day.
The entire cost of our church property,
including the lot the bulldlngcompleteand
the furniture will reach in round numbers
520,000, ami the amount we can fairly hope
to realize out of our subscriptions, and from
the sale of the chapel property, and the
amount already realized from socials and
from Sunday school collections is about
813,000, leaving a present indebtedness of
about 37,000, a part of .which we hope to
reduce by ttie effort to be made on this oc
casion. It will be seen from the foregoing that
all the contracts were given to Spring
field men and firms, as far as
it was possible to do so, the
glass and pew contracts being the only ones
to non-residents, there being no Springfield
parties engaged in manufacturing pews or
And now we feel that our sketch would
be Incomplete did we fall to mention, that
our beautiful memorial window Inscribed
In Memory of ' """"',
Rev. Ezxi Killib. D. D.
Is the gift of Prof. Maurice Kirby, in grate
ful remembrance nf him who was a friend
to him hi his childhood, and whose memory
be desires in this fitting way to honor and
The pastor then made an appeal to the
congregation, stating that the members had
already given liberally, but It was desirable
that at least Sr.000 ot the 37000 indebtedness
be raised today. Eight solicitors were ap
pointed to circulate among the audience to
secure pledges and cash to that end. During
the time the solicitors were at work Rev.
Dr. W. H. Singley. of Bellefontalne, presi
dent or Wittenberg Synod, with which tht
congregation and pastor are Identified, ad-
dressed the congregation, impressing the
blessedness of giving, and kept the audi
ence in continued good humor.
A generous member of the congregation
(supposed to be Ross Mitchell, who has ai
ready given a large aiuount towards the
cnurcn piuiiiingi stands pledged to give si
for every S 10 secured in cash and good
pledges, so there was an additional incent
ive towards making the amount rai-ed as
Urge as possible. The sum realized in the
morning was about 31.350.
The members had already giv
in just as liberally s could
te expected, some ghin; out
jf their very jwverty ai a sariuav no out
eNe can tell. Hut they all resiHiiided again
'heerfully and generously, from their love
fr the church. Many members of
other churches, and . many out
s'de the pale of any church, and
etpeclally the members of the Firsi
Lutheran church, gave liberally, for which
pastor and people feel very grateful.
Under the leadership of Father Schindh r
a large orchestra and choir has been organ
ized, and tilled the choir gallery in the rear
'if the pulpit overlooking the congregation
They rendered good service yesterday am)
were highly commended for their efficiency.
The members of the orchestra are: Flutes.
Charles Shindler and Charles Ehremeld:
cornets, Elmer Billow and Pearl Welty:
violins, tviinam .Mise and Charles Cly:
vlollncello, Oscar Wait; organist, OraBost
Mention should not be omitted of the fact
that the fine memorial window in memory
of Dr. Ezra Keller, first president of Wit
tenberg college, which Is so much admired,
was presented by Professor Maurice Kirby.
of Louisville, Ky., as a grateful tribute to
one who was his beloved benefactor and
f i lend In the days of his youth and strug
gles. The exercises of the morning were closed
with the dedicatory services according to
the bautlful and impressive liturgy ot the
Lutheran church, by the pastor, the whole
congregation joining with the pastor, re
peating the Lord's prayer. The
doxology was sung and benediction
was pronounced by Rev. Dr. Richard.
At 3 p. m. a parent's and chlldrens' meet
ing was held for the baptism of children.
Addresses were made by Rev. Dr. Ehren
feld, Rev. O. X. II. Peters and the pastor.
A remarkable feature was the baptism of
twenty children at one time, something that
ls seldom met with In a pastor's experiences.
In the evening the church was again
crowded to hear a very excellent semion
from ht John iv: 23. 24, by the Rev. Dr.
W. II. Singley.
"But the hour cometh, and now is. when
the true worshippers shall worship tiie
Father In spirit and in truth; for the Father
seeketh snch to worship him. God Is a
spirit and they that worship him must wor
ship him in spirit and in truth."
After the sermon the pastor made another
appeal, and ne.irlj S350 was raised, making
with the 31,350 received In the morning
nearly $1,700, and Mr. Mitchell's proposi
tion raised the amount to 52,500. which will
leave the Indebtedness on the church about
34,500, which the congregation feels per
fectly capable of carrying for a few years.
Before closing this article it should be
remarked that yesterday's meetings demon
strated the acoustic properties of the build
ing to be admirable. Every speaker was
heard distinctly through the church. Pas
tor and people are more than charmed with
their new church home.
Or. Hullck's Horse and II igT Tlurned In
the St. Raphael's Church SLible Last
Last night exactly at 0:10 o'clock an alarm
of fire was turned In from box 23 at the
comer of High and Spring streets, the
alarm being occasioned by a fire
in the stable just back of St
Raphael's church. The fire 'was
discovered by Owen McBreen and was
burning brightly at the time. The depart
ment responded promptly, but It was found
impossible to save the stable, the entire
structure being enveloped in flames when
the machinery arrived.
The stable was a handsome frame build
ing and was the property of the Rev. Sid
ley, pastor of St Raphael's church. Dr. J.
W. Hulick rented the stable and kept his
horse and buggy there. When
the fire was discovered it had pro
gressed too far to make it possible
to save either the horse or the buggy and
Dr. Hullck's fine driving horse and a new
buggy were destroyed. A strenuous effort
was made to save the horse but it was un
successful. The almost human cries of the
perishing animal were most pitiful to hear.
It is supposed that the stable
was set on fire by tramps who were sleep
ing there. Dr. Hulick's loss consists of a
horse, buggy and feed that he had laid In
for the winter, the whole amounting to
about S600. The loss on the stable Is about
S250, which is fully insured.
Two Men Enter It. J, Hums1 Residence
and Get WrltThnmped.
Sunday evening about 7 oclock two men
entered R. J. Bums's house No. 260 east
Main street and went upstairs. Mr. Bums's
mother-in-law heard them and ran down
stairs and informed Mr. Bums. Ue hurried
up stairs and found there two men who had
proba' ly intended to go through the house
One of the fellows had taken off his hoots
in order to make as little noise as possible.
Mr. Bums tackled the fellows and thumped
one of them badly, threatening to shoot
them if they made a particle of resistance.
After he had nearly hammered the llfo out
of one of them he let them go, the one who
had remakd his boots going in such a
nurry tnai ue ten n:s boots bed ind him.
This morning the fellow had the presump
tion go to Jtr. isurns anil renue.t him to
return the boots. Bums had already
turned the boots over to Officer Wilson and
the fellow can get them by calling on lilm.
TheRetldeneeof C. K. Winter. Damaged
bj Fire Yesterday.
At ten minutes after one o'clock yester
day afternoon an alarm of fire was turned
in from box 35, at the corner of Market
street and Southern avenue, and when the
department responded the fire was found In
the residence ot C. E. Winters. Xo. 355
south Market street The chemical extin
guished the blaze In a short time, no water
being thrown. The fire originated from a
hot air furnace the pipes of which ran too
close to the wood work. The floor hi the
sitting room was badly damaged, as was also
a wardrobe In the same room. Tho dam
age to the house and to the carpet furni
ture and clothing was about 3100. Miss
Edith Gibson, Mrs. Winters' sNter.who was
lying ill in the house, was carried to the
residence of a neighbor.
At the Grand Opera House Wednesday
NiBht. Iecembr 33.
The "Minute Men," to b played at the
Grand on Wednesday, ls a beautiful love
story, and not a melo drama with the rough
element of war plays. There is not a sin
gle gun or pistol shot fired during the en
tire production. The company carry an en
tire car load of scenery. J as. A. Heme plays
an old New England hunter with the
yankee dialect and causes roars of laugh
ter with bis great personation. Katherine
C. Heme plays the part of the herolncand
looks and acts charming. Mr. Heme will
be remembered here with his great play.the
"Hearts of Oak." Seats are now on sale
at Harris's cigar store.
"Chang of Business."
We propose to make the same kind of a
change in our business as that of our coin
petitors, viz.: to change as much of our
stock Into cash as possible. As to prices we
defy competition. We can and will sell as
low as the lowest. All we ask is to com
pare our prices with those of others, which
must convince the most skeptical of the
correctnessofourstatements. Gold and sil
ver watches at astonishingly low prices. In
fact everything in the watch and jewelry
line way down. Call and see for your
selves. J. II. Mulboixaxd.
16 east Main strMt
Among the new and attractive goods,
Have received during the past few days:
Gents" Wool Neck Mufflers. C5c up.
Gent's white Silk Neck Mufflers, II to
35 each.
New Linen Handkerchiefs.
Novelties in fancy Aprons.
New Neckwear and RuchiugS.
CentimeriKId Gloves; all gloves fitted
to the hand.
Fancy Skirts in new styles.
Table Covers In new effects.
Novelties in Splashers and Bureau
Black Dress Goods some wonderfully
cheap lots just opened.
Colored Dress Goods at bargain prices,
and many other new goods.
N. B Cheap Cloaks at 83 to 33 aach.
At the present time we hare contracted
for about 1 WO Turkeys for the holiday trade
and would advise every one to engage now.
as we nnd the country ls being over-run
with hucksters who are buying for the large
minnUctarlDg establishments and the
Eastern markets, and the prospects are
that Turkeys will be scarce and higher
very soon, we hare always In stock :
Malaga Grapes. London Layer Balslns.
Kvaporated Raspberries. finest on earth:
Vew Currants. ew Citron. Jersey Sweet
Potatoes. Pioneer brand Oysters. Fresh
Fish, all kinds; Fancy Groceries a Spec
ialty: Creamery and Country Butter; fresn
Country Eggs.
Free Del.Tfry Trlrphooe 43
Corner West lllgh St. and Walnut Alley,
Blank B)k Work and Legal Blanks s
Attorney and Expert
I. AswMuto Rnlldtajr
dr. j. t. Mclaughlin,
108 YTet Mala St, TelepaqitU,

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