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Fair weather, lower, lolloped
by higher temperature.
Springfield, O.,
December 22, 1S86.
We are now entirely ready
ior Christmas, and buyers
have already begun their on
slaught on pood, sensible
things for gifts which we have
made and gathered for the
Interest thickens as you pass
down the aisle on the right of
entrance, 27.
Case No. I encloses cuff but
tons, collar buttons and scarf
pins, either of which might be
deemed the proper article to
Case No. 2, containing new
and elegant designs in young
men's scarf ties, cadet bows
with straps, flat scarfs and
wide end ties, is made no less
interesting from the fact that
any one of the thousand ties
you see at a glance, may be
bought for the small sum of
twenty-hve cents.
Case No. 3. This long,
wide, high, pardoned square
case is perhaps the most in
teresting of all, from its hand
iness in looking and picking.
This enclosure covers pretty
much everything neat, nice,
durable and comfortable
known to makers and dealers
of silk handkerchiefs and
You who haven't as yet
peeped in have very little idea
of how proper a silk handker
chief 25c or 50c will buy, or
of what an exhaustive variety
of fine handkerchiefs it's pos
sible to squeeze into a space
of 144x27x12.
Case No. 4. Bright with
fresh made neckwear of the
very latest designs, is an at
traction hard to get away
from. Under this glass are
scarfs to the very last new
pattern for winter. You can
buy for three-eights or half or
pay the long (very long) price
Case No. 5. Here are seen
the finest scarf ties shown in
the Springfield market, no
matter who speaks to the con
trary. Rich silks, satins and
velvets made up in the latest
eastern shapes and sold to
' you one and all alike at 90c
each instead of $1.50.
Case No. 6. "A hard case"
to resist. For temptation's
we nave placed tnerein ,
, i . .
sample lines of all this mar
ket s fineness, comfortable
ness and good-lookingness in
dress gloves and mittens.
You have only to see the
sort you want, open your purse
and divide the contents with
Clothing House, 25 and 27
West Main Street.
Sweet Cider,
Malaga Grapes,
Apples, Nuts and Candies.
Hi, 9tf E. Main Stmt.
The Great American Statesman and Histo
rian to Write a History of the War
of 1812, and Then Go Abroad.
Hel.Io Vl.lt Ireland During the Xeu- Year
and l Eiprctrtt to Create a Furore
Milton Weton,tlieClilcago Million-
aire, Ha. No Hnpo of Uelea.e.
Br the A.soci ted Tress.
Sew Yoisk. Dec. 22. A Washington
special to the Herald says: Maine will not
return to Washington thl winter. He is
fathering material for a history of the war
of 1S12. The opening chapters will lie
written immediately after the holidays.
Hlaine will go to Euro' next autumn and
will spend the major portion of the time In
France, liennaiiy and Ireland. It is ex
pected by his friends that his presence in
Ireland will create a great furore.
Second Section rorty-Nitith Concre...
Vaiiixoto.v, Dec. 22. Communica
tions and petitions were presented.
A bill was remitted and passed fixing the
charge for passports at one dollar.
A deficiency bill for the Public Printing
Jiureau was passed.
A resolution to discharge the pensions
committee from further consideration of
the pension arrearages extension bill was
objected to and laid over.
I he resolution for holiday recess from
December 22d to January 4th was
agreed to.
The inter-state commerce conference re
lort was called up. Senator Wilson, of
Iowa, spoke, and after a short executive
session the senate adjourned at 3:05 p. in.
IIoi"E. The concurrent resolution for a
holiday recess was agreed to.
The senate amendment to the bill for the
relief of the Jeannette Mirvlvors was con
curred in.
ltemonstrances were presented against
the free ship bill.
The Indian appropriation bill was re
ported. Thursday, January -, was set aside for
considering resolutions In respect to the
deaths of Congressmen Amot, llach and
The Military academy appropriation bill
was rexrted and referred.
The president's eto on a pension bill was
called up, and the house refused to consider
the bill.
The diplomatic appropriation bill was re
ported anil referred.
The army appropriation bill was passed.
The invalid pension appropriation bill
was reported and referred.
Senate amendments to the urgency de
ficiency appropriation bill were concurred in.
At 3:45 p. m. the house adjourned.
Washington, Dec 22. Senate Ed
munds, from committee, on foreign rela
tions, reported a bill to provide for the ex
ecution of article 2, of the treaty with China
on the subject of the opium traffic
Blair, from the committee on pensions,
reported a bill to amend the laws In relation
to pensions. Calendar.
The resolution Introduced by Dawes, on
second day of the session, instructing the
committee on finance to inquire into and re
port what specific reductions can be made in
the customs, duties and Internal taxes with
out injuring the prosperity of home Indus
tries or the compensation of home labor,
was taken up and adopted. The senate ad
journed until Tuesday. January 4th.
IIoik. The postotlice committee today
adopted the report submitted by Itepre
sentative Warner on subsidized telegraph
lines, with a few important amendments.
Warner, of Ohio, from the committee on
postoftices and iKist roads, reported a bill
requiring all laudgrant railroad companies
to construct, maintain and operate tele
graph lines.
Rev. If nrTliinn, n Colored 1'a.tcir, Fires two
Iletolter. Into III Congregation.
Naiivh.le, Dec 22. For some months
past the First (colored) Baptist church of
this city has been involved in a bitter quar
rel, which arose primarily from the calling
of R. T. Huffman of Louisville to the pas
torate. The intelligent part of the congre
gation opposed calling him on account of
Ills bad character in Louisville, but were
overruled and Huffman named. lie was
soon accused of improper conduct towaid
ine wtiim-n ui mr ciiiucu ami setcnii lam
their shame at his door. He had an un
accountable lnuuence over the ignorant
portion of the congregation, however, and
managed to hold on.
It was announced that he would preach
on 'Itattlesnakcs'" Sunday night, and as
this was construed as personal to his ene
mies a large congregation gathered armed
for a row. He, however, postponed the
sermon until last night. The church was
packed with Huffman's armed adherents
and an angry mob surged out-side the
building. Huffman, on the aciviceof friends,
did not preach his rattlesnake sermon. As
he left the church the mob surged toward
him madly. He drew two pistols and fired
both into the crowd, but nobne is known
to be hit Shots were returned and Hurt
man lied to the church. He escaped
through a back w indow.
A proposed .lourney or Senate Committee
Into Mexiro.
W.vsnixoTox, Dec 22. Congress ad
joums on March 4th next and will not con
vene until December. This leaves a season
of rest covering nine months. A majority
of the senators have nothing to during re
cess, and preparations are being made for
jaunts. Siiecial committees are proposed
for the purimse of visiting Canada and else-
w here to look into the fisheries question,
and to Mexico to Investigate our
diplomatic relations with that republic
It is very likely that the latter
projiosition will prevail, as an impres
sion exist, in the senate that accurate and
fresh information concerning American af
i fairs iii Mexico and on the southwestern
bonier, is very much needed. Such trips
costs the government from 330,000 to $75,-
000 each. A special committee made in
quiries concerning the fisheries question last
summer, and it may be that another com
mittee will not be authorized to make an
other journey in that direction; but as very
little ueflll information was gleaned by
that committee's work, a strong fight will
be made for another trip. It Is believed
that the serious agitation and investigation
of the subjects at this time mean very vig
orous work upon them when congress meets
next winter.
Aid A.ked ror Ireland In the Crlnl. or
Her Tate.
New Toiik, Dec 22. At a meeting last
night of the mutual council of the Land
League the following trom President Fitz
gerald of the national body was read:
Lixculx. Neb., Dec, 20. John J. De
lany, of Philadelphia, has protested against
tyranny and provides funds for an anti
eviction campaign. New York should not
be silent The municipal council should
organize mass meetings and every loyal
Irishman should support your action. Ire
land is in the crisis of her fate. Help her
now or never. John Fitzoeiiaui.
In accordance with the recommenda
tion a commute was appointed U carry It
Milton Weton,the Millionaire, SInat Stay
in the I'en.
I'lTTsiilTto, Dec 22. The pardon board,
in session at Harrisburg. last night, refused
the application for pardon for Milton Wes
ton, charged with manslaughter In "the
famous Murryville riot eaes and convicted.
ThU elosts the ltit loophol of hop agamit
th CbUag mlUloaalr.
Three Men In Jail mid to be Tried by 1ncle
St. Loiis, Mo., Dec 23. Sylvester
Martin, of Walkerton, Ind., was at Holtoii,
Kansas, a few weeks ago to see Hunger
ford and Dickel, who are charged with
counterfeiting and went to Ieavenworth
with plans for a heavy press which he or
dered made at the foundry there. From
that place he went to his home in Indiana.
He was arrested and taken to lopeka,
Kansas, where all three prisoners will be
tried by the United States court.
The Uoail to lie leeIored Into New
I m.
New Yokk, Dec 22. A number of New
York and Boston capitalists met at the
Winsor hotel last night and discussed with
Lewis Seasongood, of Cincinnati, a plan
for obtaining control of the Cincinnati &
Eastern It. It., and de eloping it into new
A 3lot rUa4trou Fire In Intra.
CinrAOO. Dec. 22. A special from Des
Moines, Iowa, says a most disastrous fire.
which is still raging, at Oskaloosa, involves
a loss of more than 540,000. with a prospect
that it will be S100.000. The fire began In
the postofllce.
Killed by a Fall or Itorlc.
Snt anton, Pa., Dec 22. By a
rock In Council's mine John Kogers,
fall of
ant foreman, was killed. John O'Hara, John
Nee ami Anthonv Dougherty, fatally, and
Michael Gallagher, slighthly hurt
Alfrcvl I DillTey ban Ills Klght Ann Torn
In Two at the Work of the A. C. Evaxin
Manufacturing Company,
Springfield may very properly be said to
be a city of accidents on account of its ex
tensive manufacturing interest Scarcely a
day passes that somebody Is not more or
less seriously Injured in some of the various
shops, but an accident which occurred yes
terday afternoon about half-past three
o'clock, was one of the most
that has happened here for many months.
The accident occurred at the works of the
A. C. Evans manufacturing com
pany. Alfred Ij. Duffey, a ma
chine hand residing at No. 3TS west Liberty
street being the victim. At the time the
accident hapjiened Duffey was standing on
a ladder, adjusting a belt to a large pulley
on a line of shafting. He was unable to
get the belt on the pulley easily and was
nsing considerable force suddenly the
belt slipped onto the pulley and before
Duffey could recover himself his right hand
was caught in the pulley and he was
snatched like lightning from the ladder and
whirled round and round the shafting four
or five times. At every revolution of the
pulley the poor fellow struck the celling
with terrible force His follow workmen
in the shop were horrified at the sight but
were powerless to aid him. Before the
machinery which operates the shafting
could be stopped, Duffey gave a
and fell to the floor. When other work
men readied his side they discovered that
his right arm bad been torn In two between
the wrist and the elbow. The band was
lying on the floor a few feet trom the spot
w here Duffey fell. Strange to say the poor
fellow was not rendered unconscious by his
fearful experience. He was conveyed im
mediately to the residence of A. C. Evans
and a temiiorary cot was placed in the par
lor for him. Dr. Kussell was called, ami
upon making an examination of the Injured
ann, found that it would be nectssary
amputate the arm at a point just below the
shoulder. The operation was performed
safely and the doctor has hopes that his pa
tient will pull through all rlgnt although
it is yet impossible to ascertain whether or
not he has sustained serious internal in-
juries. He passed a bad night but is
somewhat easier today.
Duffey is thirty-two years of age and
married. He Is a large man, and his heavy
weight caused the tearing apart of his arm.
The flesh at the point where the arm was
looks as if it might have been cut by a
knife, but the leaders were literally dragged
from far up the arm. Mr. Evans diil every
thing in his power to make Duffey's sur
roundings comfortable and gave orders to
the doctor not to neglect a thing that would
tend toward his speedy recovery.
ilen at the Tempernnce llazar
Mclit by the Ladle..
The supper given bj the ladies of the
Second ward last evening at the Temper
ance hall bazar was pronounced a grand
success on all sides. Many w ho had visited
all the bazars and suppers of the season
pronounced last night's supper the best they
had met with so far. The same ward gave
a dinner today. The receipts were very
flattering, amounting, with the cash col
lected by the Second ward soliciting com
mittees, to between 50 and SCO.
The fifth ward ladles give the supper to
night and dinner tomorrow. Dinner will
be served each day during the bazar to a
limited number. For Christmas dinner the
third ward exjiects to be able to accommo
date four or live hundred persons. Much
ne w fancy w ork is coming in dally. All
the other attractions pretty girls behind
the candy-counter, decorations, ice cream,
etc, remain as before announced.
Micky irrlh' Bubw k Fir J '"
chleiou. Hoy..
At between T and 8 o'clock last evening,
a gang of mischievous boys perpetrated
some very rough fun on old licky Welsh,
the well-known landed proprietor. Micky
has an "Arcade" at the corner of Spring
and Monroe streels. and was sitting in
front of the building In hiscrazvold buggy,
which contained also a puantity
of straw. While Micky's attentiou
was diverted elsewhere, some of the boys
slipped up behind and set fire to the straw,
and an instant later it was blazing up
fiercely. Micky was frightened almost to
death," but managed to escape w ith consld
able of his hair singed off. Some men hur
ried to his assistance and got the horse un
harnessed from the buggy. The vehicle
escaped without much damage, as the fire
was extinguished with buckets. Micky
vows vengeance on the boys, and they de
serve it
A Coin lu III. Hab.
One of the boarders at McDuel's Globe
restaurant, on west Main street had a wild
streak of braver)" and ordered a plate of
hash at supper last night It was brought
to him, handcuffed, and when he cut into it
his knife struck something hard. He was
about to murmur, "Sick 'em, Fido," and
pass on when a ray of light made it shine.
Examining it closely he found It was a
silver quarter.
Whether this is a dodge of the proprietor
to get the boarders to order hash is not
known, but all the rest of them kicked be
cause they hadn't got quarters in theirs.
After all. It Is no common thing for a man
to call for quarter when he tackles hash.
Absalom Johnson, a Sprlngtleld Machin
ist, Die. at Wheeling, West Vlrslnla.
A special dispatch from Wheeling, West
Virginia, to the EiiTUfrer, of this morn
ing, says: Absalom Johnson, a machinist,
aged sixty-three, died this evening from the
effects of voluntary starvation and an at
tempt to cut his throat made on Sunday.
lie said he was from Springfield, Ohio, and
had only been here two weeks.
Funeral or David T. Colrtn.
The funeral of David T. Colvin, of Mad.
Ison township, who died yesterday morning
at 10 o'clock, will take place tomorrow after
noon at I o'clock. Th frltndi of ths fam
ily ar InTited to atUnd.
The Excited and Elaborate Discussion at
the Council Tuesday Night on
Mr. Crumley's Ordinance.
Interesting and Good Tempered State
menu by Mr. Chapman and Other Coal
Healer. Spirited Speeches by
Messrs. Crumley and Carey.
The coal question came up with a wild
rush at the meeting of city council Tuesday
night Its discussion occupied nearly the
entire evening, and it wound up with a
confusion that for a few minutes smacked
of personal encounters and cracked pates.
It is high time something was being done
TO UKoTllIlK dionitv
in our municipal boards. Such scenes as
are of nightly occurrence at the school
board meetings and too frequently charac
terize the sessions ot the august council
itself are quite out or onlrr. Tuesday night
was one of the most boisterous, and with it
all, absolutely nothing was accomplished to
further the protection of the coal consumer,
so far as can now be seen.
The question was sprang on the council
in the shape of a vague aud indefinite res
olution by Mr. McKenna, providing that
the city solicitor put the pending coal ordi
nance In legal shape. This had the appear
ance of a broad piece of humor, but was
evidently Intended in good faith. The res
olution provoked a storm of ineffectual dis
cussion, in which all the members and the
city solicitor took part Early In the even
ing, a lot of local coal dealers had found
seats In the lobby, and Mr. Prince suddenly
moved that they be allowed to address
council and state their position. At this,
another debate ensued. Vice-president
Crumie)", who was in the chair in the ab
sence of President Thomas, strongly op-
iwsed allowing the coal dealers to talk at
this time, as he regarded both the occasion
ind the place (inappropriate, considering the
immense imiiortance of the Issues to come
up and how much is involved. The motion
to permit the members of the coal exchange
to address council, tinally prevailed, and
live of them filed in and took seats, amidst
a profound silence
Mr. Chapman, of the Chapman Coal
comiwny, was the first speaker. He is a
gentleman with a
of turning his head from side to side as he
talks, which gives him an air of engaging
frankness. He is a very smooth and plaus
ible speaker. He began by commending
council on the integrity of purpose and hu
manity of motive that was characterizing
that body's efforts in the coal question!. He
assured council that the Coal
Exchange of Springfield was heart
ily in accord with any movement to
insure honest weight and Justice to con
sumers. He had always believed that the
coal business was a reputable one, but in
the light of recent events had been forced
to think that it was a questionable proposi
tion. He pledged the earnest co-operation
of the Coal Exchange in any effort made to
abolish the evils that were complained of.
but he believed that the scheme con
templated by the pending ordinance was
thoroughly impracticable.
There are, he said, sixteen coal dealers In
this city. Of these all but two have scales.
Some have more than one. and in all there
are about nineteen scales In the city. On
each of these durins the busy season there
are weighed a daily jverage of one bun-
dred draughts to a scale This would make
a total of 1.900 weighings a day, all
of which would have to be done on city
scales, and which simply could not be
handled by the four to six city scales con
templated in the ordinance. It would make
a string of teams that . would reach clear
across the city, and the
made necessary by the added expense to
the dealer, would not be less than fifteen
to twenty cents a ton, and perhaps more.
Again, there are about ten kinds of coal
sold In Springfield. These, the dealers I
keep In separate bins, and when a load is
nlneml nn the flenler" uale th Mail IieVeT
added to out of the bin or diminished and
the overplus put back in the bin. until the
load has the desired weight How could
this be done if every load
had to be driven somewhere
and weighed on an obscurely-located city
scales ? A similar set of bins would have to
be built at each city scale for common use.
Who would furnish the coal necessary to
keep the bins supplied with the quantities
and kinds necessary to adjust the weights
of loads?
There are two local dealers, Mr. Chap
man continued, who gh e out that every
load of coal the- send out is w eighed on
city scales, and yet the speaker had positive
that not a load in fifty from !
vas wei'-hed but was simply I
these firms was
guessed at Sensation. There Is a city
tester of scales, w ho exacts 52 for each ex
amination, and, besides, the dealers them
selves frequently employ the agents of
leading scale manufacturers to come
and examine their scales. With these two
means at hand to keep the scales correct I
there Is no reason why they should not be
He believed that the Coal Exchange had
about broken up any dishonest practices
that may have existed before, as one of the
leading rules of the exchange was that any
dealer found giving short weight
the money to go to the city charities.
Referring to the price of coal, Mr. Chap
man reviewed the raise to 53.75, made De
cember 1st and said it was causal by the
strike in Jackson county. The dealers
could not get coal, and the price shot up.
The strike is now settled, and he believed
that as soon as coal began to com, in from
Jackson county he himself and the other
dealers would reduce the price about a
quarter on the ton. (The other dealers
present swallowed hard and tried to smile
at this, but none of them said "Amen!"')
The trouble was, Mr. Chapman said, that
the dealers had been cutting one another s
throats in prices during the summer, selling
in some cases at sixty cents below the
market price. Some dealers are now ful
filling contracts made In the summer at a
loss of seventy-five cents a ton. Some were
selling 300 iounds short, and of course
honest dealers who gave full weight could
not compete with these m prices.
illiam Pimlott was the next siieaker.
He said that the weighing of each load of
coal on the city scales would cost the dealers
about eighteen cents a load additional-
more than the profit on the ton. Estimating
that 20,000 draughts are weighed a month,
this would make the extra aggregate 83,000,
which is more than all the dealers in town
combined, clear a month. The ordinance
contemplates charging six cents a load for
the weighing. At 20,000 draughts a mouth
this would put S200 in the treasury, and
51,000 into the pockets of the weighers.
Mr. Pimlott wound up with the statement
that he
of 10 cents on every load of coal he had
sold since he went into the bus
iness, and concluded with a pa
thetic description of how it would affect
him to have to pay this eighteen cents per
Mr. Morgan, of the firm of Hartman A
Morgan, spoke in the same vein, and made
some mournful remark aoout the poor-
house, which thereporterdidn'tquitecatch.
as the gentleman spoke in a very low tone.
He did not think that Springfield dealers arc
charging extortionate rates, as the price is
twenty-five cents higher In Columbus In
Dayton it is ten cents lower, but that is ac
counted for by the competlon of Pittsburg
coal shipped up from Cincinnati.
Herman Voges, of the Champion Coal &
Ice Co., made a few remarks expressing the
opinion that the scale-tester In the employ
of the city, was incompetent himself and
had Insufficient means at his command.
Mr. Voges concluded with the startling
statement that the city scales were SO pounds
to the ton under weight and were of little
account from freezing, mud and improper
adjustment Mr. Morgan rose to corrobor
ate the SO pounds deficiency.
During all this speechifying Vice Presl
dtnt Crumlty was plainly In a itata ot
mind, and at its conclusion he called E. T.
Thomas to the chair and took the floor to
sjieak. He was pretty well worked up. He
said that when he originated the coal
ordinance, he had no desire to encroach on
anybody's liberty or impeach anj body's
honesty. Hut he could not ignore the
clamor of laboring eop!e w ho are now
paying extortionate prices for coal, because
the dealers are supplying manufacturers at
ruinous summer contract prices. Sensa
tion. He believed the statement that the
dealers are making less than before the
Is FAtsK.
He did not care to refer to the price of coal.
That was a matter over which council had
no jurisdiction. Hut the eagerness ami
haste with which the dealers opposed uu in
vestigation of tlit" matter made it look sus
picious. Aithis juncture, James Cary, the late non
partisan orator.entered the chamber from the
lobby In a state of great excitement He
is connected with the linn of Carey A
Hotchkiss. With flashing eyes and heaving
chest he demanded of .Mr. Chapman to
Know whether he had meant the above firm
when he alluded to somebody who guessed
at tne weight of their coal in selling It
The lobby applauded Carey vigorously,
evidently "having it in" for the more prom
inent coal dealers. Several councllmen
leaped to their feet and protested against
settling a personal matter between dealers
at this time and place, (ireatconfusion en
sued. Four or five were calling out "Mr.
President" at once, and everybody in the
room was talking, half of them on their
feet. Mr. Carey repeated his demand, and
Mr. Chapman got as far as asking in reply:
"Will you state that you did weigh every
ton of coal before this new rule was passed
by the coal exchange'."' At this point
Mr. Xetts moved an adjournment and
it was put through witli a wild rush, not
withstanding Mr. Crumley and Mr. Donald
both yelled for a division.
"Sail in. Coal Exchange:" yelled McDon
ald as the janitor began to turn the lights
out: "We'll get you yet!'
The excitement did not subside with ad
journment, and the spectators ami members
of council hung around the place half an
hour talking the matter over. The
just as Cary was about to speak, is de
nounced hv the enemies of the so-called
coal ring, as a high-handed outrage, done
in fear lest Cary should say something
damaging. Meanwhile the end Is far from
Lecture by Dr. J. II. Helwlg at the Klrnt
EnxlUli Lutheran Church La. t Xlsht.
The second entertainment of the First
English Lutheran lecture course cam off
at the church last night in the forui of a
lecture by Dr. J. Ii. Helwig on the subject
of "Oospel Temiwrance." The lecture was
a scholarly, forcible and finished effort, and
sparkled with humor while it abounded
w ith sober, v igorous truth. The audience
was not so large as on the occasion of the
first lecture, but those present were
abundantly repaid for going, and those
who did not attend missed an intellectual
Whilst the subject of temperance. Dr.
Helwig said, is an old subject, yet it Is nev
ertheless new. The truth pertaining to
every great moral reform is always a new
truth because it is a necessary truth. And
it does not become old to the mind, any
more than the dally bread which we eat
and the water which we drink become old
to the body. In the subject of temperance,
there is a great fundamental truth. There
Is a vital principle. Temperance Is one of
tht'Hnilts-of the spirit nf-Jud Turd henco
there is an inherent life in it There Is
necessary truth in it and truth also which
rests upon that which is right, pure and
benevolent among all men. The underly
ing truth of the temperance reform is one
of the most noble and inspiring in the
whole realm of truth, tiecause of what it
proposes to do for humanity and
what it Is yet designed to do for
humanity. That it has not accomplished
in the past what it is destined to accom
plish in the future, has no weight of prece
dent or of argument against it whatever.
from the fact that no great moral wrong has
Deen corrected in a short period of
time. The progn-ss of all great reforma
tion has been invariably measured by cen
turies. In the church, John Wlckliffe was
called the morning star of the reformation,
vet centuries had to elapse before the refor
mation came in all its noon-day splendor
anil glory. John Wesley called human
slavery the sum of all villainies, and yet it
was over a century afterwards that the
I'nitetl States were ready to abolish slavery.
And when it was abolished one-half of
tte church seceded from the other half.
So that proportionately and comparatively,
the work looking to the final overthrow and
the entire suppression of the liquor traffic
nas oeen making rapid progress.
we lmve once reacoei a high-water mark
of PUDl,e sentiment there will also bo a
corresponding high-water mark of legisla
tion on the subject legislation not omy en
acted, but enforced It is the nature of the
human mind to identify itself with majori
ties rattier than minorities.
Never before in proportion to its popula-
tio" 1,a "'ere been, so to speak, as much
tciiifreiuuie tuiiiKiiii; as lliucu temperance
speaking and discussion as much temper
ance literature anil, reading, as much tem
perance praying and working, as much tem
perance sentiment and determined purpose,
as there are at the present time. Almost ev
erywhere in our country is this cause. In
one form or another, making a straggle for
practical recognition before the people.
And the various methods for the limita
tion, the taxation, the restraint or the
entire suppression of the traffic in strong
drink had never taken hold of the minds of
the people so generally as they have taken
hold of them now.
And whilst the friends of temperance do
not all agree as to the best method of deal
ing with this evil, they, nevertheless, do
agree that it is a monster iniquity, and that
the time lias fully come when something Is
to be done for its entire overthrow.
Opening or the llullilny Il-icaror liliUlon
44, K. P., Ijit Nlcht.
The holiday bazar, by Champion City di
vision. No. 44, lT. It, K. of P., at the wig
wam, opened last night with a boom that
promises great things for the future. About
three hundred people were present during
the evening, and on every side were heard
expressions of approval and congratulations.
The Sir Knights and their ladies have un
doubtedly accomplished a great deal In the
matter of decoration, and the K. of P. bazar
goes far ahead of any of its predecessors
this season.
The upper part of the wigwam is a solid
bank of banner--, flags, Chinese lanterns,
Japaneso designs and ornamental
work. Over the stage, is another
bower of Hags and banners and two large
streamers are lettered "Champion City
Division, No. 44." and "Welcome." In the
center of the floor is a long pagoda-like
booth, richly ornamented with red, white
and blue and evergreen, crossed, recrosses
and festooned in a maze of beautiful Colo's
and shapes. This booth is devoted to fancy
articles, tovs, etc., and carries as large a
stock of them as any store In town. The
sides of the wigwam are divided up into
compartments precisely after the style of
Music hall at the Cincinnati exposition, and
are occupied by leading Springfield mer
chants and manufacturers, with handsome
displays, some of which were never
equalled In the city. Then
there are candy stands and other refresh
ment booths and a restaurant In the gal
lery, where very dainty meals or lunch can
tie procured, with oysters in every style.
The Cadet band furnishes excellent music
for the entire fair, which lasts until after
New Year's. On Thursday evening the en
tiro division will give a dress parade.
Every ticket sold to those who wish to
take chances draws a prize, and you can't
make a mistake by investing a dollar in the
Toilet goods In great profusion at rock
bottom prlcei at M. W. Webb A Co'., 00
With the Accent on the Common A Windy
Session Last Night in Which Lit
tle is Accomplished.
TheConl rrohlem Ibe Only Matter or
terent City Keiorti A Mini ho
Don't Want to he "tittle Toad
lu the 1'uilil."
Council met last (Tuesday) evening
regular session. Vice President Crumley In
the chair. Absent: .Messrs. Kussell, Korn
and President Thomas.
Minutes of last meeting were read, ap
pro ed and signed.
oKFit iai. i:f.i-oi:ts.
Ily the clerk Communication from Ha-
gin Hagan, attorneys for Indejiendent
Itover Fire Co., presenting claim to the old
fire bell and gong on the old Center street
engine house, appropriated during October,
1SSC. by the city. Council is asked to re
turn same or pay its equivalent, S150. Ite
ferred to fire department committee.
Hy same An order from the county
treasurer, apportioning the city's share of
December taxes, S(5,r,oo for street cleaning.
Improvement and repair fund: S3.S00 for tire
department, and 53,000 for gas fund 513,
000 in ail. Filed.
Treasurer's receipt for SI. 000 received
from the C. C. U. A: I. Railroad company
as part payment of thecompauj's one-third
of the expense of building the High street
onage. rued.
Hy Mr. Tehan Petition from nineteen
residents of the first ward requesting coun
cil to enact pending ordinances on weigh
ing of coal and offering to pay a reasonable
share of it Mr. Thomas read a similar
communication from residents of the sec
ond ward. Referred to the committee on
city improvements.
By Mr. Prince Petitions from J. J. N'ee-
ly, asking council to contribute something
toward his exjiense of J300 in making the
till on Fry street and asking that auirust
body to act promptly and not snub him as
before like a little "tode in the pudd." Re
Retitions were read from all the citv
wards and and from the city at large, after
yhe following form:
To the Honorable City Council ot Springfield,
We, the residents of the wards of this
city, most respectfully petition you to enact
the ordinance now jiending. regulating the
coal traffic, or more particula-ly the weigh
ing of coal. We believe the Interests of
the people will be furthered thereby anil
we will cheerfully sustain a reasonable ex
pense therefor.
These were referred to the committee on
city improvements. The petitions by wards
were signed by the following number or
persons : 1st 10: 2d, 41; 3d, S; 4th, 40; 5th,
33: Sth, 00; 0th, 40. Citj at large, 117.
Bills were presented aud referred.
By Mr. Prince, finance committee Pay
ordinance for 55,007.01 out of the street
cleaning fund. Passed.
Hy Mr. McKenna, city improvement com
mittee Pay ordinance for S50S. 10. Passed.
Hy Mr. Hanika, bf street committee
Pay ordinance for the sura of 31,133.05.
i asseu.
By Mr. Kidder, fire department commit
tee Pay ordinance for S3.11S.10. Pay of
urrmen aim supplies, rassed.
By Mr. Burnett of police committee
Pay oniinar.ee for S1,432.0G, pay of police
ami expenses, iissea. -
By Mr. Ackerson Committee on ceme
teries and parks, pay ordinance for SI 25,
pay of sexton. Passed.
By Mr. McDonald, of health committee
Pay ordinance for the payment of 550 to
uamei aumvau for services as sanitary
inarsuai. i asseu.
By Mr. Xetts of claims committee Pav
ordinance for the payment of S1.441.CU,
sunury claims, salaries of city solicitor,
mayor, street commissioner and other of
ficials. Passed.
The clerk here read a communication
from Chief of Police Walker, stating that
he had granted permission to the St John's
German .Lutheran church to sell beer at a
holiday fair at Anzinger's hall. Filed.
Mr. McKenna presented a resolution that
the city solicitor be anil Is hereby directed
to take the coal ordinance now in the hands
of the committee on city improvements,
and put it in legal shape and have It ready
at next meeting of the council.
Mr. etts presented a resolution that the
city solicitor model the ordinance after the
Cincinnati ordinance. This resolution was
not seconded. He also moved that repre-
seuiaiiveso? me coai exenange De allowed
to address council and explain their posi-
Amendments were made
by Mr. Kidder.
that the resolution of Mr. McKenna be made
legal, and by Mr. Netts that It be
be drafted after the form of the Cincinnati
ordinance. He explained that In Cincin
nati the coal was sold rjy a gauged wagon,
supposed to hold a ton. which did away
with much confusion. The solicitor stated
that he was willing to draw up any kind of
ordinance if council should direct as soon
as that body made up its mind what it
wanted: in other words, that it was easy to
draft a "legal" ordinance. If council knew
what it wished embodied.
By common consent of council, several
coal men present were finally allowed to
speak. A report of their remarks will be
found elsewhere.
The session was cut short in the middle
at the discussion by adjournment on Mr.
Netts's motion.
Trateled with a Taj;.
A little boy about tl years of age got off
the Indiana, Bloomington A Western train
at Columbus yesterday afternoon entirely
alone and was at a loss as to where to go.
A trainman noticing a piece of paper on his
coat, examined it and found it to be a tag
upon which was written, "Onto HVtteen
frewid. 723 Main street." As the n'ulnen
freund is a paper published by Father Jes
sing at St Joseph's Orphans' home, in Co
lumbus, it was at once concluded that the
boy should be sent there, and he was placed
on a car by the trainman and taken thence
to the home. The boy had been put on the
train at Sandusky. Trainmen say that
they often see children traveling with a tag
on their person, but It is pot often that they
are sent to orphans' homes and public in
stitutions in that way.
Tin Wedding.
December 20th, the tenth anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Compton was made
the occasion for a pleasant surprise by the
following friends: Mr. and Mrs. It W.
Morris and son, Mrs. Mitchell end Miss
Small, of New Carlisle; Mr. and Mrs,
Compton, Mrs. Blazer, Mrs. Nicholson,
.Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Christy, Mr. and Mrs.
Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. Bymaster. Miss
Sarah Morris, Miss Shattler, and many
others. The elegant dinner and the dis
play of a great number of odd as well as
useful presents suited to such an anniver
sary, were enjoyed by all.
A I'lea.ant Social.
Quite a number of the members of Olive
Branch commandery. No. 5, O. It C, as
sembled at the residence of Bro. William
Dase 24 Dayton avenue, last night, on in
vitation, and enjoyed a social time. The
evening was spent in games and dancing,
and an oyster supper was served to the
guests at midnight.
Theisintz Itepletln Cae.
The replevin suit of the Springfield Man
ufacturing company agalnt Clark Sintz,
was In hearing all yesterday afternoon be
fore Squire Breckeuridge and a Jury. Burt
Geiger. a member of the company, was on
the stand all afternoon. The case Is con
tinuing this afternoon and bids fair to be
Interminable. .
Elk., Attention.
Every Elk is requested to be at the regu
lar meeting tonight, as several candidates
are to be initiated and soma important busl
nass Is to bt traniacted.
Tonight at the Cianil Frlilny and Satur
day at Until the Opera llouae., With
(rami iiia Matinee.
".Minute Men" is the title of James A.
Heme's new play, author of "Hearts of
Oak," to be presented for the first tune to
night at the (irand by an elegant company
and a carload of special scenVry. This
play has been produced in all the large
cities and has made a pronounced hit Peo
ple were turned away at even' performance
at Havliu's theater in Cincinnati last week.
Springfield theater-goers well know what a
success Mr. Heme made with the Hearts of
Oak. and they should not miss seeing the
"Minute Men."
At the (irand opera In. u-e Friday urn
Siturday. December 24 ,ml 25, willi Gran.
Christmas matinee, Milton Ni.liles, will ore-
sent "Iive and Law" and pha-nix." Tli,
Chicago A'cir sajs:
"Ijive and Law" attracted an immen-i
ludlence to Donley's last night The dis
position to applaud could not be kept down
it any stage of the performance. "Lnv
and Law" evidently struck Hie populai
taste. At times the audience was tumultu
ous with aelight, and signs of appnnal
were abundant in the parquet as well as in
the galleries.
Mr. Xobles as Felix O'Paff. the Irish law
yer, plays his part with plenty of humor.
Dollie Nobles, who appears as Kitta. an
Italian street singer, sings several ballads
pretily and is very attractive in face and
George W. Barnum, as Giovanni Conti,
makes a very picturesque organ-grinder.
The scene of his den in Crosby street is
well conceived. Amid all the mad brutal
ity he displays there, his last strnggle with
Ritta is so vividly real that it is deserving
of the loud applause bestowed on it.
A large audience witnessed the opening
performance in the enirairement of Miss
Jennie Calef last evening, the piece pre
sented being the comedy-drama, "Little
Mullets," Miss Calef appearing in the title
roie. sue is an exquisite, dancer, graceful
In every movement, an easy actress, and her
vocalisin Is so attractive a feature as to pro
voke frequent applause. She seems des
tined to become the equal of either Maggie
Mitchell, Annie Pixley or Iotta. in comedy-
iirama. narry r. Leonard, the stage man
ager, does some very artistic acting, and as
Dinah Doe, the old colored servant excites
the mirth of all by anxiety about "dat
dog." Dayto'i Journal.
"Little Muriels"' will be produced on
Friday evening, December 24, and at the
Xmas matinee. On Christmas night Miss
Calef will produce her new play, entitled,
"The American Princess."
The Man Who Murderously A.. united Dr.
Marqnart Placed Itehlnd the liar..
In Tuesday's GLonE-RErrnt.ic the par
ticulars of a murderous assault made by
John Keprogle upon Dr. William Marquart
were given. The doctor was able to be in
town yesterday, and he went before Major
Goodwin and swore out a warrant for the
arrest of Keprogle. The warrant was
placed In the hands of Deputy Marshal
Potee, with instructions to arrest Keprogle,
and last evening Potee. together with" Offi
cers NIcklas and Mast proeured a carriage
and drove to Keprogle's home, which is
north or the alley pike above Enon. Upon
arriving there Officers Nicklas and Mast
alighted and while Deputy Potee was at
tenilin to the team they entered the house,
one from the front and the other from the
rear. The object of their search was found
in bed. and when told by the ofilters that
nc was naiiieu, nuiingiy arose and pre
pared for his ride to this citj. Sonierab-
iifts ami quails which he had killed yester
day and Intended to send to Dayton today
were purchased by the officers. Keprogle
admitted that he had "licked" Dr. Mar
quart and "I done it" said he "'cause ho
resulted me."
He was brought to town and lodged In
After an Estrangement or Thlrty.flve
Tears Two Lover. Join Tortani..
At the residence of William Wilkison.
the bride's son-in-law. In Ada us township
Champaign county. In the presence of a
few of their Immediate relatives and friends,
Mr. Monroe, of Lewlstown, Logan county,
and Mrs. Hester Huston, each presented
themselves for the third time before the
altar and were united in the holy bonds of
matrimony, by tiie Rev. Bigley, of De
Graff. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe were lovers more
than thirty-five years ago, but Mr. Monroe
went west they became estranged, and
they did not meet again until recently. A
short time ago, Mr. Monroe learned that
Hester Davis was again single and resolved
to call en her. He was very cordially re
ceived. The ashes were brushed away,
the old embers stirred up, and hi the twink
ling of an eye their first love loomed up
brighter than the iioon-day sun and resulted
as above stated.
Burglar. Humid Oier.
In the police court yesterday afternoon
Mike and James Bray werj given their
preliminary examination on the charge of
burglary and larcenj- the specific charge
being that they had broken into the stable
of Mr. McGilvray last Sunday morning and
stealing therefrom eleven chickens. After
hearing the testimony the mayor considered
that there was sufficient proof of their guilt
to warrant him in holding them and they
were, therefore, bound over to court In the
sum of S200 each, in default of which tbej
were remanded to jail.
J. W. Monroe and John McKee were
each fined 55 and costs for being drunk and
disorderly; Dock Hoddy got SI and costs
for the same offense, and Dick Barnes was
given SI and costs for disorderly conduct
A Coajttlng Accident.
About 8 o'clock last evening Harry Ban
fold, while coasting on the sidewalk, acci
dentally steered his sled into a tree on the
side of the walk. The sled was going
whizzing along the walk when It struck the
tree, and the result was that young Banfold
was injured. His left leg had a long gash
cut in it below the knee, and the limb was
bruised pretty severely. His chums took
him to Dr. Russell's office, where student
Elmore Grim gave the Injured leg the nec
essary surgical attention.
Jennie Caler In the Auietlcan IrlnceM.
Cincinnati Enquirer; The clever sou-
brette. Miss Jennie Calef, supported by a
strong company, will appear at Black's
opera house. Springfield, Ohio, December
24th and 25th, with usual Christmas mati
nee. Miss Calefjwill produce on Christinas
evening, for the first time, her new nlav.
entitled, "The American Princess." Man
ager Sam Waldman will have the play
beautifully mounted, new scenery being
prepared for the occasion.
Dentil or Samuel ltalid.
Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, Samuel
Baird, died at the residence of his son-in-law,
Martfn, No. 85 west Mulberry
street Mr. Baird was in his 89th year and
was one of the oldest residents of Spring
field. The funeral services will be held to
morrow (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, to which the friends of the family
are invited. The Interment w ill be private.
Quietly Married. "
Last evening at the residence of the
bride on Clark street, Oliver D. Collier and
Miss Anna Carr were united in marnage by
the Kev. J. B. Helwig. Only the intimate
friends and relatives of the contracting
parties were present but one and all
wished the young couple Joy aud happiness
in their journey through life.
Watches in both gold and sliver cases.
clock, silverware and a great variety of
jawelry at J. H. Molholland, IS east Main
streat, at ua xaj lowtst prim.
iv and attractive goods.
Among the new and attractive goods.
Have received during the past few dayi :
Gents' Wool Neck Mufflers. 65c up.
Gent's white Silk Neck Mufflers, SI to
$5 each.
New Linen Handkerchiefs.
Novelties m fancy Aprons.
New Neckwear and Ruchlngs.
Centimeri Kid Gloves; all gloves fitted
to the band.
Fancy Skirts in new styles.
Table Covers in new effects.
Novelties in SDlashers 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 85 each.
At the present time we hire contracted
for about LOnOTurkeysrorthe holiday trade
and would advise every one to engage now,
as we And the country is being over-ran
with hucksters wh are buying for the Uro
nunutacturlnz establishment, 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 Raisins.
Kvaporated Raspberries. finest on earth:
New Currants. .New Citron. Jersey Sweet
Potatoes. Pioneer brand Oysters. Fresh
tish, all kinds: Fancy Groceries a Spec
ialty: 'reameryandCountryButter: Iresh
Country Eggs.
Tree Delivery. Telephone 3.
Corner West High St. and Walnut Alley,
Blank Book Work and Legal Blanks
Candy Cones, Japanese. Napkins, Wax
raper. 'c, call at
78 EastMain Street.
Also a f nil line Manilla Wrapping Pa
per, plain and printed. Heavy Express
and Straw Paper, Flat Paper. Card
BoarrVws Paper, Tolltt Paper, Jtc
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Springfield Paper Comp'y
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