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F 0 U R X X X X
Fara Dates,
Persian Dates,
Princess Paper,
Shell Almonds,
Finest raisins in the cm.
Fromage DeRoquefort,
Fromage DeCamembert.
J J.
And Waves a Bloody
Scepter Over the
Frightful Wreck on the B. and
0. Near Tiffin This
An Express Rushing at a Mile
a Minute Collides With a
Heavy Freight.
The Coaches Telescoped and
Piled House-High on
the Track.
The Cars Catch Fire and the
Imprisoned Passengers
Roasted Like Rats
in a Trap.
Eighteen Charred Bodies Re
moved and More in
the Ruins.
A Twin Horror With the Ash
tabula Disaster Names
of the Killed.
By the AssocIMed Pren
Tifkiv. O , Jan. 4 The fast tnin
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me oaimnose x unio wiuvu irn ..en w..
at nine jesterday for Chicago with hie!
coaches and four sleepers all well hlled
with passengers.
bound frelglit seven
milej east of this citj j
morning. The fast I
train was about fifty minutes late ai.d was
running at a rate of sixty miles an hour.
passing Republic, a small station, like a
Hash. It
itrsitFP u oo to v n n r
one mile west of that town, wleu siuldenlj
the engineer saw a freight train under
lull headway within one hnwtret 1 fe '
of hlrn He at oncoJf applied
tJie brakes anil reiersed the engine, but it
did no good. The next instant the crash
came, telescoping coaches ami piling them
up on each other. To add constenntlon to
the horrible scene,
in the smoking car and soon spread to other
cars. Many were killed outright, while
others, wedged in among broken cars, were
slowly consumed by the flames The
screams of thv. wounded and dying were
heartrending, but no asssistance could
be ghen until a fanner, awakened
by the crali,came.and w ith other neighbors,
worked like horses to save the perishing.
At this writing
have been discovered and they lie buried
and disfigured In the snow beside the track.
Help was sent from Republic and this city
as soon as the news was received. It Is a
fearful sight, and recalls the Ashtabula
horror of the winter of 1ST7. It is impos
sible to ghe the names ot the killed or
wounded at this time. The cause of the
accident Is unknown.
A dispatch was received at the docal of
fices of the Baltimore A Ohio railroad com
pany, of this city, which said thai Express
Messenger Walter Price, of Wheeling, W.
Va., was- killed, and that two -te'egrapli
linemen lost their lies in the Tltin, Ohio,
Tot Mtn, Jan 4 Charles 1. loll and
wife, of Detroit, who were in th? wrecked
Baltimore i Ohio train this morning,
pissed through here a noon.
Mr. Toll giies this acount of
the disaster: At 2:10 this morulig he was
awakened by leing iolentlj tlitmn from
the berth. The train consisted of engine,
baggage-car, one coach and twi sleepers.
The train collided with the ns bound
freight, which hadgot stalled t mile west
of Republic, and eight miles eat of Tiffin.
The two engines were totally wtcked. The
coach telescoped Into the bagage car so
completely that the two cars . ere com
The two sleepers did not leav the track.
The telescoped cars caught fre from the
stoic, and the mangled and 'rushed pas
sengers imprisoned In the shatcred wreck
shrieked with agony as thetlames pro
ceeded with their work of destuction. The
engineer and fireman of the flight leaped
and saved thenisehes before 3ie collision.
The engineer of the express,hameU East
man, had Ids leg broken and sMained ,i se
vere wound in the shoulder. Hisureman was
caught between the engine andtender and
died in a few minutes. The inlijtired pas
sengers and residents of the leghborhood
set to work to aid the woundef passengers
lu the burning cars, rescuing 111 who could
be reached. Up to the time Mr. Toll left,
at 5 o'clock, eight dead bodfa had bleu
taken from the wreck. The pTggage m in
ot the express was j
escaping with a broken leg. -.The express
messenger, who was sittlngibeslde him,
was killed instantly. o oilhn the sleep
inf cars were injured in the 1 1st. Among
the passengers In the sleep jrs were Mrs.
Fish, of Joliet, Ills., 'j
and ner son Charles, h'eithej -was injured.
The slicick was terrific that fannt-r in
the ncigliborlicxxl took It to be vi eartli
ijuake, ami ncrr x)ii at tlie w reck. In
the confusion of the wreck, a
arose as to the resionsibdlty for the illsi
ter It appeared that the freieht train was
rummiir on the time of the eivTes. The
engineer was heanl to remark, as he left
the last siiling with onl thlrt jmundi
of stiamand on up grade e.ist of Tlftln, his
encinewent hack on him and the train
stalled. No danger signals were sent out
ahead and the express running at full
speed, down grade, around the cune, had
no warning of an impending dLsater until
the instant before the collision.
The total number of paengers on the
w recked 11. A O. trnin w as Uty-fi e. '1 en
dead bodies haeboen taken out. Three
more are belie ed to be in the w recK. The
names of the dead, as far as identified, are
ns follows.
V. C HARTLEY. Washington, 1).
fireman of the express.
JOSnril OSTERMAN and two sons.
Martinsburg. W. Va. Mrs Ostermin and
twochildren were saed The smoker was
entlrcl consumed, and
All !ii mail and exnress matter was de
stroy ed About a doien wounded passeng-1
11 I
ersliae been taken to Lepubilc, where.
they are being cared for bj the citizens
Krighirol wrrck at sprlnKnrid. M
Two Klllrri. anj Injnrd, and Elghtj-
srrrn Poorhn of Mall Consumed.
Sriiif jfif.i D, Mass.. Jan. 4 TheMwlof
passenger train from Albany, which should
have arrived here about . a. m , was badly
wrecked at West Sprlngheld. It collided
with a freight train, the wreck taking fire.
The latest from the wreck Is that one pas
senger coach and one sleerlne T re tf "
till) bsrned and several people badly In
jured, but none repohed killed.
the sionoo
consisteil of one baggage, one mall, two
sleepers and several pivsengers cars, and is
an express from Albany to Boston. An
ale of one of the cars on the express train
oroke. anil inrew me
remainder of the
train " the freight train. Posing on
the track next to , which threw the engine
and tenner oi me ircigui inun mc u..
The engineer and lire.nan of the frelglit
were btdlj injured, the engineer being
caught between the engine and tender.
Those most injured on the express were the
occupants of the smoking car. Conductor
Chapln of the Modoc was injured and has
been brought to his home here. The more
seriously injured passengers were carried
to lioisps in the x icsnlty and are being cared
fori ty jiliyslclans . of .this city. The
weitter Is very cold, the mercury being be-
low :ero.
say two persons aro killed, one being
burned to death and ten or more seriously
injtred. All is confusion and Information
hanlto obtain. Fourteen lirst-class Chi
cajo A Western mail-pouches and seienti-tiiK-e
pouches of second-class matter were
.entirely burned. These contained muth
registered matter, and were destined for all
parts of eastern New England. Two corpses
wire on the tram and one was entirelj con
sumed It is now learned that no one was killed,
btt Charles S. Tackard, of Westfield, Mass.,
was injured internally, and it is feared
tlat he will die. About a dozen others
wre Injared. but none seriously.
Ue Oleomnrsarlnr Ijiw Constitutional.
PiiiLAnhLriiis., Jan. 4. The state mi
p?me court affirmed Unconstitutionality of
tie "Oleomargarine act-" In the course of
the opinion, the court says- The manufac
ture, sale and keeping of an article may all
Iiil.. i i.rnlilhitw! h the legislature, if in
heir judgment the protection of the public
irom injury' and fraud requires It. To deny
Hie authority of the legislature to do so Is
to attack all tint is x ital in the police pow er.
Abrouua xtith .lewolry.
New Touk, Jan. 4. William Rose,
alias Itosenhanny. alias Freed, alias Coi
bln. of East Saginaw, Mich., was arraigned
In the police court today charged with ab
sconding from that place after having de
tained over SI, 000 worth of watches, dia
mond rings, etc., from different jewelers.
He was remanded to enable the authorities
to produce the necessarv papers.
Srconcl Session Forty-Ninth Congrw.
Wasiiinotov, Jan. 4. Sei ate Soon
after reassembling, the senate adjourned as
as a mark of resiect to the memory of Sen
ator Logan
1101 si. ine nouse pnimvcu ' "
nary business.
Drcembr Klre Loses.
Xkvv York, Jan. 4. The New York
VtUu Commercial Uutlctln of tmlay esti
mates the December tire loss In the United
States and Canada at 511.200.000. and the
Inss ilnrlni.' lsSS at SllO.000,000. This Is
inr,-MK In pxcess of urev ious hguiw. both
as regards the month of December and the
year Just tinted.
The Haddock Murtlrr,
Chicago, Jan. 4. A special to the
'Ami from Sioux City, la., says: In the
district court today, John Arensdorf, Mun
scharf leader. Harry Sherman and Albert
Koschultcke pleaded not guilty to the
.iianre of murdering Rev. Dr. Haddock.
and i ere given further time to plead In the
cliafge of conspiracy.
hoi ls ili E, Jan. 4. A fire this morn
ing almost totally destroyed Preuser A
Wellenvoss, wholesale and retail dealers in
hats and caps, on Market street Stock es
timated at 55,000 Insured In the Royal,
of I.nndon. for 814,000. Bergmann's pho
tograph gallery, adjoining, was damaged to
the extent of ?1,000.
Train Kobuers indicted.
St. Lot is. Jan 4. The grand jury to
winch the cases of the train robbers w ere
mcsented xesterdaj have, it Is understood,
and publ el siauni. o', r .....
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Tliomas eaver aim . iimsni : iuu-
ben in the first degree.
Humored Holler Kxplojlon.
I'lTTsm no, Jan. 4. Meager intelligence
has been receiv ed here of a heller explosion
in a savv-mlll near Geneva, Pa., about eight
miles from Meadville. Four men are re
ported killed and a number wounded.
e lurk I-eglnlature Convenes.
Ai iixny, N. Y., Jan. 4. Both branchis
of the legislature assembled-today. James
W. Hueted, republlcan.was elected speaker
of the assembly.
The Chief Magistrate of 0hic Presents a
Four-Acf-e Address tTthe
Legislature. I
t'rotectlonof Amrrlcnn Labor unit Indui.
trl...vrrellnllntauilnralr Count"
i:itrndillon or llunnwa OUlclaU
Hie Iln Law, Kic.. Ko., r..
Col VMHLs, O., Tuesday, Ja',i. 4, 1!)S7.
The second sewlon of the pr&ent legisla
ture couveiiei toda, and tlgweniorN
message was read. The gogrnor starts
out wltli the statement tliit thirecent elee
tlous did miicli to dNjiel distrust as to the
pollcj W be pursued m regard fo Uie pro
tection of American labor aiid'Jiidu-try,
The legislature is cougratiilated that,
when it convened it settled tlief principle of
a "free ballot and a fair com f in a prac
tical wav. Tlie governor said: -
"Men had been returned, asfelected, to
both branches of j our body, ho had no
shadow of claim to the scats tl y held, ex
cept hi irtue of open, notorious and con
ceded frauds at the polls and Ir. the returns.
And not onlj had thetery foundations of
free populai gcnernuientbcen Urns assalleil,
but wha far worse) and more
alarming vfttTtfie manifestation of a wide
spread and wicked determination to de
fend these Iniquities, and. If possible, for
th mere sake of pirtNan advantage, ap-
pronri Ue their flints and benellts."
,-,. i-..t.. , i i.,..ltr.f .
fhe legislature purged Itself of meinben,
noi duly elected and did Its duty welL
The registration Uw has workel well and
should be amilied to all the large cities of
I the state es)eclally to Columbus and To-
i ledo.
I It will sie expense, time. labor and ex-
Icitement, to hieall our eli-cllons for each
, j ear on the same day. Theconstitution
las fo.,, M amendeil as o admit of a pro-
l.t.Un l.th,l .t?.u.t i,1 It tu o.snrilllli'lV
recommended tint you en act it.
This election slmuld bo madt a legal hol
iday. A law should be enacted prov Iding that
any state official w ho abandon his psst of
duty ami goes beyond the xtatoto avoid be
ingoompelleit perform it, shaJlbe deaineil
guiltj of an offense of suftlciekt gravity to
make him subject to extradition upon she
requisition of the governor.
The Cincinnati police law U approved by
thf guv enior, but, as soon as It may be
found safe to do so, "complete control of
their government should be restored to the
people of that city."
The governor recommend that section
170S be so amended as to provide that a city
of the second class advanced to the fourth
grade of the first class, h ill have the ben
efits provided for that grade in the hrst
The legislature is urged to carry out
recommendations of the chief i Inspector of
worksliois and factories, the inspector of
mines and the commissioner ot the bureau
of labor statistics, and the governor says :
"It is with great gratification that you are
remind! that while they have had riots
and bloodshed in other states, wgfhave been
spared all stnous labor trouble--
"This Is due to the good sense and the
patriotic desire of our people to observe
and uphold the law and mutually respect
the rights of others. t
"buih acceptable and praiseworthy cou
duct, under such circumstances as have ob
tained, requires at your hands a patient
hearing and considerate treatment of every
complaint that may be jnade(ktcu.theud.
that our legislation on this important sub
ject may keep Abreast with the progress of
civilization and the wants of enlightened
The benevolent institutions of the state
are hi averj satisfactory condition. The
gov ernor approv es the recommendation of
Hon. Join) W. Andrews and Hon. K.
Brinkerhoff, of the board of state charities,
that tlitj-e benev olent institutions be reliev ed
from the pressure of party politics.
The governor has come to these conclu
sions, named below
1 The benevolent institutlens ought to
be Independent of political changes in state
2. Thej.haveno relation to political Is
sues or differences, and may, therefore.
I with propriety be made so.
3 ilinorit) representation In mixed
' boards do not accomplish this pnrposc. The
I majority will manifest their power and ai
'ways exercise it for the benefit of their
I part, and when bad results aro outlined
I they will hide behind the minority, who
i will plead want of responsibility.
4 The best system is non-pirtisan con
I trol. in which neither party will have a mv
jority, but both will have equal representa
tion and equal responsibility .
5. This control should not be bv Inde
pendent boards, but by one board of four or
six meimVrs, to gov em all the Institutions
of the state.
6. The governor should appoint all the
superinttndciits of these institutions, sub
ject to approval by this board, and the su
perintendent of each institution siiouiu,
subject to the same approval, appoint all
the sulwrdinate officers. The appointing
power should also have the power of re
moval, subject to the approval of the
7. The governor should be ex-officio a
member, with power to give a deciding xote
In all cases of equal divlslor.
Tins plan would fir responsibility. It
would secure an equal representation of
both parties. No governor or superinten
dent could. If he desired, unduly favor his
own party in the appointments to be made,
since all must be confirmed by a majority
vote, and hence necessarily by his political
opponents as well as by the v otes of his
friends. It would secure more aid from
the trustees than is now afforded to the
superintendents In the management
It does not necessarily follow that the
proKsed members should hav e salaries
Much time would not be consumed in their
As to the Ohio penitentiary, so long as it
remains In politics in the sense that the
parties have denned differences as to its
management, so long it will be impossible,
unwise, aud unjust to the party In power to
give to it a nou-iartisan government The
true policy with respect to this whole mat
ter is to put out of politics, aud keep out,
all that does not constitute the subject of
political differences, and to keep iu politics
distinctly and emphatically all that does.
The conv icts In larger numbers tlian ev er
before are working on the piece-price
plan and the constitution Is again self-sustaining.
The increased expenditure of the late ad
ministration, made it necessary to borrow
$750,000 last spring, and it was decided to
tax the liquor traffic as a means, in part of
ralsuig revenue. But the Dow law gave
the entire proceeds for the relief of local
The total receipts from all sources for the
general revenue fund, next year, will
amount to S2,b00, 000. Of this we shall an
ticipate to the extent of 8500,000. There
fore, we cannot appropriate less than we
did last year.
Each county should pay its own expenses
for the transportation of prisoners.
Tne governor recommends that the state
should be given a iwrttm of the amount
received from the liquor tax.
As to the valuation of national oanRs tne
United States court at Cleveland deeidcd
that the Cujal oga county binks were proj
erl as-eseil at 0 per ct nt of their true
Villlir 111 lininei.
value in money. 1 he state board ot eqiiai-
H ia retUM,,
to be governed by tuts
it is thought that congress will so amend
section 5219 of the Rev ised Statues of the
United States as to allow bank shares to be
taxed as heretofore without deduction. If
so. that will afford a remedy against that
part of the recent decision. If not you
can, if upon consideration it be thought
wle to do so, prov Ide against it byVepealing
the definition of the term "credlts,,,-as used
In tlie constitution, to be found in vction
3730 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio... This
statutory definition is thought by njany to
lu. unconstitutional. It has been uf Hid be
lid be -
cause Of thejupposed hardship o J total
lowing a deduction of dbU In making re
turns for taxes.
The law governing the taxation of private
or unincorporated banks should be so
amended as to prevent the deduction of
I abilities from cash and cash Items, bonds,
stocks and securities held as Investments,
as now allowul by section 2750 of the Re
v ised Statutes of Ohio.
Through a contract with Albert N'etttr.
the state debt has been refunded at the rate
of 3 per cent per annum: 4250,000 to be
paid July I. lsai, the same amount July 1,
1(92: ditto lS'JJ, 1S04. !!, IbOO, 1VJ7, aud
lt9b, anil 8240,000 in lB'J'J.
The local Indectednes of the state has
reached SVt.000,000. "Tills growth," the
gov ernor says "should be checked."
Concerning the Dow law the governor
"It has been already recommended thai
this ait be so amended as to give the state
twenty-five per cent of the tax arising
from this source. The law has been con
strued to authorize sales by manufacturers
and their agents in quantities not less than
a gallon. In municipal corporations wnere.
undir the provisions of section 11 of the
net, they have prohibited ale, beer and por
terhouses or other places where Intoxicat
ing liquors are sold.
"Ihisis- an aggravation of the evil that
the provision was intuidcd to cure. It
should b amended so as to prohibit thi
practice. It is believed thxt the law will,
when so changed, give more satisfactory re
sults to the ieop!c of tin state than any
measure relating to the liquor traffic that
his ever been enacted in Ohio. It Is at
least due tills statute from both tile friends
uud theenemits of the liquor traffic that it
shall have a fair trial."
"The dreaded disease of pleuro-pueumo-n
la has been guarded against by the State
LiveMock commission with great vigilance
and efficiency. Hut it is evident that we
cannot have that complete protection from
it which we should have until the national
gov eminent takes hold of the matter in an
earnest and practical w ay.
"It is recommended, therefore, that In
addition to strengthening the hands ot these
commissioner, in every way possible for the
work that is imposed uhhi them, j oil ap
peal to congress to empower the United
States department of agriculture to regu
late Inter-state commerce In cattle, and
make an appropriation large enough to en
able all cattle infected with this disease to
be condemned and killed at the cost of the
general government The history of this
disease shows that there Is no other efficient
mode of dealing with It."
Of the Ohio Nation it Guard the governor
says thit it is an organization that reflects
the highest credit utnn the state. The en
campments dm nig the summer were orderly
and well conducted throughout Officers
and men alike appear to take great pride In
becoming efficient and capable soldiers, and
it can be said with perfect truthfulness that
in drill, discipline aud appearance they are
the equals of any slmiltr organization of
any state In tle Union. They merit all the
assistance and encouragement you can ex
tend. The message closes as follows:
" ao event connected with the history of
OhloLsof greater liiqiortance or slgnlncance
than the adoption of our hrst organic law.
the ordinance of 1737. and the hrst settle
ment on our soil. In pursuance thereof, at
Marietta, on the seventh day of ApriI.,17sS
The centennial anniversary of this settle
ment is close at hand. The adoption of
this ordinance Is to be celebrated by the
National Educational association at Its
meeting in Chicago July next and patriotic
people of the whole state will be pleased to
see this anniversary suitably recognized by
an appropriate celebritlon in Ohio, and by
the erection upon thesite of this first settle
ment of an enduring monumental struct
ure. j "The citizens of Marietta, co-operating
wiui uie I'.oneer association and tne umo
State Archaeological and Historical-society,
hav e Inaugurated measures to secure these
"The occasion should be made one in
which not only the whole state, but all the
other states th.it formed pirtof 'the terri
tory lying north west of tl e Ohio nv er" can
"For tills same general purpoe there will
be held at Columbus in the autumn of lSs.3
an 'Ohio Centennial Exhibition,' which is
designed to be not only commemorative, but
also educational, and illustrative of our
progress and dev elopiuent as a people. '1 he
general assembly will probably be appealed
to for aid to carry out these worthy pur
lHses, and it is earnestlt recommended that
it be granted.
"lu tneday of ourstrength and prosperity
we should remember the valor of the army,
the statesmanship of the the fathers, anil
the struggles and sufferings of the pio
neers, who secured for us the priceless her
itage we enjov. It will make us more de
voted and realous in the discharge of our
duties, and teach our children a lesson of
patriotism and appreciation that will make
tree popular gov eminent and civil and re
ligious liberty moresecureln the land which
the Lord our God hath given us.
"Respectfully submitted,
"J. B. FuitvKKiu Governor."
V Frenchman Iteaten Out of ll,000br
HI. Country. men.
Mohilk. Ala.. Jan. 4. Louis Xadln, a
Frenchman residing In this city, has made
the startling and unixpected discovery that
ho had been robbed as longago as Nov ember
SO of about 511,000 in money and bonds by
a bold; and successful confidence game.
Somttlme in the later part of November,
Nadin made the acqu lintance of a fallow
countryman lately arrived, and the new ac
quaintance introduced him to a third
Frenchman. The three became very inti
mate. In the course of time they succeeded
in Inducing Nadlu to display his wealth, by
first showing him I irge amounts of securi
ties and gold which they possessed. One
ot them had in his possession a bsx in his
hotel, aud adin Insisted that that was a
dangerous proceeding ami Insisted on going
with him to remove it to a safe pmce. As
the box was oiiened aud its gold and bonds
displaved .Nad in was called from the room,
leaving his money behind. When he re
turned his friend told him lie had put his
(N'.idln's) treasures in his box. which he
turned over to the Mobile nun tor safe
keeping. Nadln never suspected anything
wrong until yesterday, when he broke open
his friend's box and found that there w as
nothing In it but a number of newspapers
ane a lot of lead. The police have been
not i tied. In the treasure box w as f jund a
printed card with the inscription : "Ging
ham, Negeciant Paschearo Suisse."
The Illinois sen ttorstilp.
Wasuinotov, Jan. 4. Mrs. Logan was
very much pained to hear last evening that
someone from her state had said sliewas
trying to control the election of a successor
to her husband. Latt r she receiv rd a note
stating that the reiKirt was r. pure fabrica
tion. A great deal is belli',' said about the
senatorshlp, however, as the election vv 111
occur iu a few days I presentatlves Pay
son and Cannon amv ed iu Chicago direct
from here today. Both are aggressive
campaigners, but it is generally believed
that Juilee Pay son. who is well known not
only throughout Illinois, but the whole
country, as an able statesman, will be
elected. 1 le Ins w on renovv n by his position
on laud forfeitures iu the house foi years
post He has led the republican side In this
tight .
Mlicide at iag tra.
Nivuvitv Fviis, N. Y., Jan. 4. A
man dressed In a d trk suit of clothes con -mltted
suicide here this evening by jump
ing from tlie railway suspension bridge into
the rapids of Niagara river, a distance of
191 feet
Fire In ev Uaiup.utfc.
IhMin it, X. II., Jan. 4 The most dis
astrous nre Hanover has ever known broke
out this morning in the Dartmouth house.
The hoiel and a large number of other
buildings burned. Loss, 5125,000.
llrokean Arm. .
Mrs. Frank Boyle, living on Harrison
street, stepped out of the door last evening
and slipped on the sidewalk, breaking and
dislocating her rlcht arm at the wrist. Dr.
1 Russell was called aud set the Injured mem-
- jber.
Showing the Flattering and Praiseworthy
Condition of Springfield's Pub
lic Schools.
II. lireiix, I' resident of the ciool Uoari',
Make. Some I'ertlnent aucgeattou.
Kertiinie uf Superintendent
YVhlte'it Annual Report.
At the regular meeting of the board of
education Monday night, which was the
hrst of the new year. President L. II.
Lorenz submitted his report for the year
last past It was In the form of an able.
and comprehensive paper, which dealt not
o-ilywith local school matters, but with
the problem of education in Its broader
seme. The report covered forty-five pages
of legal rap and only the briefest outline of
the points made can be glv en particularly
the suggestions as to the needs of the Spring
field schools.
In speaking of the necessity of electing
qualified men as members of the board, the
reiort says. It Is my sincere conviction
that paity politics should be kept out of the
bo ird of education, and out of our school
rooms. Teaclitrs should not be active iu
politics, because it is degrading to their high
profession, creates strife and turmoil
amongst the pupils and is offensive to
many citizens.
Our school sy stem is Improving yearly.
and our siierintendent principals and a
majority of the lady teachers merit grati
tude and commendation But a few seem
Indifferent about the work. Their heart is
ixit 1,1 It Tliuv mm i.ifirw fnrtlta umil tl.nn
! thf shfrsufi I lillltil llbf. in AAA a trruilar In
terest taken by teachers in our annual in
stitutes and teachers' associations. The
board considers it the duty
of every teacher to take a part
In them. Referiing to people who
are constant critics of the board and tiie
school system, the report Jsays: They do
not ev en take the trouble to v isit the schools
and examine the work They can see with
their telescope the dark s;kiU on the sun,
but never discover its Immense light and
magnificent radiiuce. We do not claim
perfection for our Springfield schools, but
we maintain tliat tliey have a healthy
growth and compere favorably with those
of any other town or city.
The president jumps rough shod on the
so-called aristm-rati who send their children j
to pnv ate schools and seminaries and are t
constantly complaining of high taxation for I
school purposes, who want music, drawing,
German aud the high school abolished,
maintaining that a "common English edu
cation is enough."
President Lorenz claims that "all the
school books, slates, p ijiers, etc., should be
supplied to tlie scholars free of charge by
the state. This would lie a strong Induce
ment to many parents to send to the public
schools their children who are now attend
ing private schools or none at all. Many a
poor family with lx or ten little ones,
nndj It almost impossible to buy the neces
sary scliool material."
The report insists that the schools are not
to blame for the pale cheeks, dull eves
and stooped shoulders of so
many children, which evil U
commonly attributed to the "stnfllni pro
cess" in the schools and the high pn-ssure
system. "Give our boys and girls ample
time, when they are not in school, for out
door recreation and plenty of fresh air.
aud you will find that our school system is
not hurting them in the least" President
Lorenz says he believes In allowing boys to
indulge in b tse ball and other active, healthy
games on the street
The report say s- "A few of our lady
teachers in the Sprlngneld schools should
av old too elaborate toilets and great decora
tion and tlie ridiculous hair-frizzing; and
to not overload themselves with jewelry
and then ask the board for a higher
salary. It gives discomfort and in
convenience to the teacher and has
a bad effect on the scholars. What has
pained me so much Hi the 1 1st few years
was u see uniinnKing i.a.iy leacners carried
away by a false fashion and wear beautiful
birds on their bonnets. They are the very
ones w ho should preach against the cxter
minition of tlie birds."
Tlie report deprecates the habit of many
teacheis of referring trivial matters of
school discipline to their principals a cus
tom humiliatlngtothe principal and demor
alizing to the Influence of tlie teacher. The
suggestion Is made in the report that regu
lar lessons in mural science be added to the
course of study. Tlie pupils aro warned
against cruelty to animals, so common to
many thoughtless school-boys. The
report strongly urges the addition
of astronomy to the high s.'hool, as a branch
that not anly concerns our having correct
views of dally phenomena, but is an elevat
ing and ennobling study. Compositions in
the grammar grades should be on simple
Under the head of normal school. Presi
dent Lorenz say s that this department does
not come up to h.s expectations. The In
struction should be more thorough, and If
our high school teachers have not the nec
essary time to devote to it" a competent
person should be elected by the board to
properly conduct It
A large pirt of tho report i devoted to a
discussion of German and its necessities as
a branch In the schools. Speaking of the
wide opiosition to the stu ly. President
Lorenz says: "This department seems to
priKluce the same effect on the eves of tlie
Ux commission as a red cloth does before
the eves of a certain animal." A large
part of our population Is Gentian, besides
which the language is indispensable to a
successful business man. whatever his na
tionality. This division of the report
closes with a strong and deserved tribute to
the Germaa race. President Lorenz's own
O i the subject of mixed schools, the re
port says: "The beautiful site on Fair
street winch we have recently purchased.
Is centrally located and when the new
building is finished will be a great relief to
our colored pupils in that part of the
city. Some of our best citizens differ
widely on the subject of mixed schools.
But as long as a majority of voters declare
themselves emphatically opposed to them, as
they have frequently done In the past and
as long as the laws of the state grant that
privilege. It is the duty of the board to
maintain separate schools. Wo
members have no right to force our Indl
vidual opinion or feelings upou our constit
uents. To shift ail the responsibil
ity of maintaining separate schools on one
party. Is a malicious misrepresentation. "
The reiort strongly Insists that we ougtit
to have a good technical scliool for our boys,
where they may receive a good mechanical
industrial education, because Springfield is
becoming the "Manchester of America."
If Benj. H. Warder would lead with his
proposition to give 850,000 to a mechanics'
institute other manufacturers and wealthy
men would doubtless follow. If this were
not done the board should turn the old east
High street building into an industrial
school, which could be accomplished w till
little expense.
The report strongly urges the introduc
tion of book-keeping as a branch in the
high school, almost as necessary
as writing. Also that male teachers only be
emyloyed In the upper grammar grades,
a masculine mind being neces
sary, at this point, in tlie
school course, to control and mold the
minds of the pupils, and tlie work so
severe as to overtax the strength of the lady
teachers, giving indifferent results. "We
must" says Mr. Lorenz, "make men out of
our boys, and not inculcate feminine pro
pensities." The report advocates the providing of
proper athletic and gymnastic appliances
for the physical culture of the boys. It
closes by thanking the superintendent
members of the board and reporters for
their kindness and courtesy toward the
si'i'i:i:iiTEnEsrr' nrpoirr.
Superintendent W. J. White also pre
sented bis annual report for tlie year end'
lnir Auirust 31. 1SS0. It was also Tery
voluminous and thorough and only the most
salient features are barely touched here as
a matter of important news in advance of
full publication iu pamphlet form. Num
ber of Touih between 8 and St years of
age, 8,022; white, 7,873; colored. 1.049.
Number of youth between 0 and 10 years,
(1,497. Number uf schools, 15; High. 1.
District, 14. Rooms occupied for scliool
purposes, 87. Teachers employed. 9); 3
men and 2 women Iu High schools. It men
and 72 women In District schools, 8
special teachers In music, writing and
drawing. Number of pupils enrolled.
High school, 107 boys 60. girls 117, dis
tr'ct schools, 4,691 boys-J,33y,girIs, 2,352
grand total, 4,858. Increase of enrollment
over previous year, 818; average luonthly
enrollment 4.I.V5 2; average dally member
ship. 3,902.7; average dally attendance. 3,-
..6; average dally absence, 185.1;average
daily non-membership, 835 3: cases ot tar
diness. 1.838; corporal punishment l,2Xt
iierfect in attendance. 3J1: referred to urin-
eipal, 209; referred to superintendent 40;
truancy, 184; visits by members of board.
600; visits by others, 1.277; recitations
missed by music teacher. 95: missed by
drawing teacher, 29; misseil by teachvr of
writing, i; tardiness by regular teacher,
148; pupils previously enroled In the
state 120, pupils under 18 enro'Ie.1 4 547,
over 16 enrolled, 311. These figures) show
increased efficiency and uniform improve
ment The schools were in session 1SS
day s, the only dUml-sals besides the regu
lar vacations being for Central Ohio Teacn
ers' Institute and for memorial services for
Vice President Hendricks. Pupils neither
absent nor tardy during the year, 389.
Number present lss days, 415. Number
present between ISO and 188 days. 1,353.
Number present between 170 and ISO days.
712. Number present between 160 aud 170
days, 426. Number present between 150
and 160 days, 237. Number present less
than 100 days during the year, 970. Total
iu grammar grades at the close of year,
988, High school, 129. Expense per pupil,
based on average dally attendance. 14 15;
incidental. S3 77. This shows an increase
of 53.30 per pupil over last year in cent of
supervision and Instruction, but even this u
less than was ever shown before, excepting
last year, which was the lowest In the his
tory of the schools. Comparison with other
cities will show the greatest economy Is
practiced here. The schools, as a whole.
were never in better condition than when
they rounded up the work of the past year.
More room is suggested for the
High school. The last commence-
exercises are complimented
and especially the chorus of pupils dl-
recieo. uy rroi. sianage. men toiiows a
thorough rev lew ot each branch of special
study with exhaustive reports from their
teachers. Tl e-e are writing, drawing,
German and music. Increased excellence Is
a'' reported in reading. The report gives
an able review of the excellencies of the
graded system of public instruction and the
high culture attainable by the youth of today-In
the public schools compared with the
same time of their fathers, and closing
with a timely treatise, eliciting much ad
vanced thought on the teacher, his sphere
and his usefulness.
Some Interesting Inforiu-ttlon Concerning
the Drumatlc Aspiration, of a Sjprlug
Meld lloyr.
Ed. Hurd. of this city, who !m spent the
holidays at home, leaves this evening for
New York City, to resume his dramatic
studies. Ue is under the tutorship of Steele
Mackaye, the author, dramatist. Inventor
and actor whose name, by the way, is al
most universally mispronounced. Its last
syllable has llie sound of the personal pro
noun, "I." Mr. Hurd is one of a
private tlass of fiv. the xther mem
bers being four-rovmg-'Iadle. fr. Mark
aye formerly conducted the Lyceum school
of acting, but now gives private lessons
Mr. Hurd has devoted a great portion of
his time to the study of gest!ciilation,whlch
is a branch of acting whose importance can
not be over-estimated. He is making a
special study ot such parts as will qualify
him to enter into legitimate tragedy, his
particular ambition being to essay the role
of "Hamlet"
There Is abundant reason for the belief
that Mr. Hunt ran risH In tht. ilrmiAtlc tiro.
fession. and has natural histrionic talents.
and his fri nds here w ul watch his caieer
w 1th muc'i interest At the same time, he
realizes the enormity of the work before
him, and is troubled with no false notions
of becoming a star of the urst magnitude
at a bound. He expects to complete his
preparatory course by next June, an t has
two offers under consideration m which to
make his iltbtit, professionally
Now It I.Cnptnln Wai;ur and Tint tlru-
The time of service for which Captain
Mark A. Smith, of company A, Seventh
regiment O V G., enlisted, having ex
pired, last night was the time fixed for
holding an election to fill the vacancy.
There was but one candidate proposed.
First Meutemnt Wm. Wagner, who was
unanimously elected. This was In the line
of direct promotion, and besides. Captain
Wagner is a very capable ofUcer, and will
come as near as anybody could of beint;
able to step Into his predecessor's shoes aud
weir them worthily. Second Lieutenant
Chas. T. Dv is would not allow his name to
be used as a candidate for the first lieuten
ancy, but preferred to remain In his present
position. Sergeant Carl K. .Mower and
Triv ate Win. Bradbury were the nam w
proposed for this position, and Mr. Mower
was elected on tnenrst oairit uj avoteot
36 to 11. Carl Mowtr. the voun? legal
light and soldier boy, is extremely popular
Inside and outside of the mllltarywalks of
life, and his friends will be pUSed to ob
serve his rapid advancement After drill.
Captain Wagner and Lieutenant Mover
set up the refreshments for the company.
Drath of Mrs. Dr. U. It. Uoacli.
The many friends of the lady and the
community at large will be profoundly
shocked to leam of the death of Mrs. Dr.
II. It Doscli, wife of the well known Ar
cade dentist which occurred last evening at
her late residence, Xo. 113 south Center
street The fatal disease was pyjemle fever.
Five weeks ago Mrs. Dosch was confined
and gave birth to a girl baby, which Is still
alive and doing well. jars, uoscn recov
ered nicely but pya:mlc fever set in. sec
ondarily, terminating fatally at 5 o'clock
last evening. A little four-year-old girl
also survives to mourn her mothers loss.
Mrs. l)osch was but 21 years old. and a
young lady of sweet disposition and excel
lent qualities. Mrs. Doscli was formTly
Miss Landaker, of South Charleston, and
attended school In this city, where her par
ents lived at the time of her marriage. Dr.
Dosch has the profound sympathy of all Iu
his great aM.clton.
The funral services, conducted by Iters.
Dr. Helwig and (Jntwald. will take place
from the family residence on Thursday af-1
ternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment at Fern-1
cliff. Friends are luv ited.
Pl.muint i'jihlhu 1'iaucp.
The ball given bv Division 44, t It, K.
of P., at the wigwam last night as a wind
up to their eminently successful holiday
bazar, was a very pleasant and well at
tended one. Foreman's orchestra furnished
the music and the tloor was full of merry
dancers. It was far Into today before tlie
sport was relinquished and then with re
gret The wheel of fortune and the re
freshment stand did a driving business.
The art loan drawlns comes off tonight.
Hee Llue Accident.
Passenger train Xo. 28, on the Bee Line,
due in Springfield at 5:30 p. m., met with
an accident last evening which delayed it
for several hours. When passing a small
station near Cincinnati, It ran Into a.N. 1.
P. & O. freight train, which was slJe-track-ing.
The Bee Line engine was so badly
damaged that it had to be taken In for re
pairs and another secured to take the train
on north.
Preaching at the Flrstrreabyterlan church
7ery evening at 720. The public invited.
All at Great Uelnctlonj from
Former Pr.cea.
The finest display in the
city. Staple and fancy
articles, suitable for
Christmas Presents.
Iu all departments. Ladies'
and Children's
XewandSJylish. Have just
put in stock 500 dozen
Ladies, Gents' and Chil
dren's plain and faaey linen
1,000 plain and Broca e
Foster's Hook
In all shade, tha best GIoto
in tlin market. Try them.
All Gloves fitted to the hand.
A lanre and complete
at low prices. New Silks
Cashmere Neck Hnfflrs,
Neck Scarfs, Hoods and
In gr?at variety. Eider down
L'orLibrti, all wool Blankets
very cheap.
We ask special attention to our new
Table Linens, Napkins and TowrJa.
WHI pay you to examine this Hue of
goods. Prices exceedingly low.
Our store will be open tvery night
this week.
At the present time we hare contracted
for about l.uc Turkeys for the holiday traits
and would advise errfT one to eogagv oo,
as we and the country Is being over run
with hucksters who are bUTlni tor tneUrxa
manufacturing establishment, anst tu
Eastern markets, and tne prospects are
that Turkeys will be scarce aud nlgttcr
very soon, we hare always la stou :
Malaga Gripes. London Layer Raisloj.
Kraporattsl Raspberries, finest on earth :
"few Currants, hew Citron. Jersey Sweet
Potatoes. Pioneer brand Oysters. Frrati
ilsh. all klats ; Fancy Groceries a fpej
lalty Creamery and Country Batter; lrsa
Country Eggs. .
Free Delivery. Telephone 43,
Corner vyt High St. ! tTalaut Ail .7,
an a sr&TioxEas.
Blank Book Work and Lyal Blank-
Would respectfully announce that j
resam si me practice 01 ueniutry,;
cisy. urn.?? inn iteaiaeaco :
No. J85 South Lira-

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