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WtiBiwoToa. Jan 5 Ohio
C'dr. lair neather. preceded
by tn ivv
Springfield, O., I
January 5, 1887. j
House-cleaning time com
mences today, and starts with
the ransacking of overcoat
Eighteen great, comfortable
overcoats have stepped down,
and must go out at
In order that you may know
beforehand, we print the sizes :
34 33 34 34- 34i 35 34 3"i
34. 36.
39. 39-
34, 40, 41, 3Q. 40, 40,
It your size is among them,
consider your savine chance
good within a day from date.
We mean, to make quick
work of cleaning up the oddi
ties in overcoats, and shall
therefore follow with another
bitch almost without warning.
You will need to watch the
When very closely.
Cheap Suits!
In company with the Two
Dollar Overcoats may be
.found a broken line ol men's
whole suits, reduced from ten
dollars to five, in sizes 41, 42,
42, 42, 41,41, 42. No smaller
men need apply. Six-fifty
suits, 38, 41, 38, 40, 38, 36,
36, 37, 39, 42, 39, 40. The
other half fitted at $1.50
See'here first or last ; there
is no going below a When
price or above When dealing.
Springfield's Only One Price
1 mx
Fara Dates,
Persian Dates,
Princess Paper,
Shell Almonds,
finest nil the cm.
Fromage DeRoquefort,
Fromage DeCamembert.
Kt, 9tf E. lain Stmt.
Full Particulars of the B.&O.Horror-
Besponsibility Fixed Upon the
Freight Conductor.
The Number of l.otot et Ietetiulnel
Henrtrenulnc lletalli ot the Awttil
Wreck CSrnphlc Description of
tlie Horrible ratalltr.
Bt the Assoc, ted Press
Chicago. Jan 5 The conduct of some
or tlie local employes of the Baltimore and
OMo road Is made a subject for comment
b all the morulng paper. It Is declared
It could only have met the serious disap-
nmnl of responsible officials. Anxious
relatives crowded tlie station during the
day, but, despite their tearful inquiries,
could obtain no Information as to the ar
rival of trains from the scene of the wreck.
The wrecked train armed at the B AO
depot at 12 30 o'elock this morning. V ery
few friends of the passengers were wait
ing to meet it, as they could not
learn of its coming. One of the
first men helped off was Harrj C. Forres
ter. His head was bandaged and his left
arm broken. So sooner nau ne angiueu
from a coach than an employe named Burt
ner crabbed him. The railroad man
fie injured passenger toward the baggage
r.iotn at the depot "Don't git e j our name,"
yelled Burtner, as several newspaper men
questioned Forrester. "You newspapers
Minus, are too flln " he added. "GlTe it
. . . i. .. tit .,!.. ....t . o
.,, . ,
better job. ,.,..,,.
Forrester was hurried into the baggage
room and locked tn mere, lie nearly
falnted from exhaustion, but at a late hour
he was taken awnv engine ana uvea ior two nouns ui
n t . .T. n ., ,i , ... i found impossible to effect his release. His
Burtner Is said to be station-master and !loUler a Mow alin ,Tes In Washing
he certainly had his w Ish gratified, as he is .., d n iie was n member of the
pictured this morning In about as black col
ors as it would be possible for man to be
under the circumstances.
Bvt.TlsioRE, Jan. 5. Officials of tlie
Baltimore A Ohio railroad here state that
no further particulars of the accident at
Kepubllc Ohio, bate been receited. They
have receited no further Information as to
the killed and wounded, other than that
furnished bj the Associated Press to the
paper this morning.
Tiffix, O., Jan 5. The scene of the
wreck on the B. A O. Is fast losing its hor
rible shape, ami b) noon today every vis-
tage of the disaster disappeared. The j
track which was torn up for twent) ) ards ,
his been replaced. This morning the en-
, ... t,n.L., mis. hmi all been r. ,
gine and broken cars Had all been re-
moved and traffic resumed.
All tat re-
Is a few
milns to tell the tale
charred timbers which
covered today by gentle
and I
the horribly burned trunks of nine bodies
which were disfigured recognition. These
h ive been cared for by an undertaker at
It public, and will be kept as long as possi
ble, so that friends may identify them.
Every piece of burnt clothing, keys, and
flrc-ythiin that omwt-iitl,ilj dutrpyrd.
his been gathered up to aid in the identifi
ca'ion of the bodies. These will be held
br the coroner, who will immedlitelj insti
tute a thorough investigation.
of the accident is now placed on the freight
con luctor. Fletcher, who pulled out ot the
si ling, four miles east of Republic, without
orders, intending to make the siding at H
public before the passenger train. He
v , , , , , .. . . , I
missed his calculations just one mile. Tel-
egrams from many points are constantly
aniline making Inquiries for friends sup- !
..w1 tr. lu. l,wt. Most of them are lmnnilv
assured of tlie safety ol their menus, but
not a few are still in doubt
Tiffix, O , Jan. 5. Details of the
frightful wreck on the B. A O., nine miles
east of here, grow more horrible, hourly.
Coherent particulars are now being slowly
obtained. At 11 o'clock a. m. the es,st-
bound freight train, in charge of Conductor
Fletcher, pulled out of this city, having re-
ceived orders to side-track at the Scipio sld-
lug to allow, the east-bound express to pass
After th passenger train had gont the con-
. . . , ,.i i
ductor.belngwithoutsiH-cial orders. exer-lTie
cisedhls own judgment, and dtenniued
that Inasmuch as he had an hour to make I
Hie switch at Republic,
little Ies than '
five miles distant before the arrival of tlie
fast express from the east due at that point
at 3 o'clock, he pulled out
and much difficulty was experienced lu
keeping up steam in the engine. Finall),
at a pclnt half a mile west of Republic, the
train came' to a standstill, being unable to
move further. Just here was made the
nomiue msiake which resunea in ine loss
of many lives and the destruction of thous
ands of dollars worm or propert). Al
though the conductor must hav e know n t hat
he was encioaching dangerousl) near the
time of tlie express he did not semi out the
signal until after the train had come to a
-tandstill and he found it impossible to
mote further. He then started forward
with the lantern himself. At this point
there is a sharp curve, and Conductor
Fletcher hac not proceeded more than the
length of twent) cars when he saw the
headlight of theapproachlng express round
ing the curie, nof more than forty rods dis
tant, and
or slxt)-three miles per hour. Horror
stricken w ith the know ledge that a fright
ful accident could not be aterted, he
flashed his light In the face of the en
gineer, Lem Eastman. The latter at the
same moment saw the Ilgtit of the freight
engine, and, giung a wild shriek of the
whistle for brakes, he reiersed his engine
and jumped for his life, crashing through
the window of the cab, carrying class and
sash with him and alighted in a heav)
snow-dnfL He escaped serious Injury, his
hurts being confined to a slight wound upon
the knee. As he realized tlie danger he
called to his fireman, William Fredericks,
tosaie himself. The latter w as engaged in
stoking the lire, and raLsed up and hesitated
a moment to glance forward as if to esti
mate the danger. This was fatal, as that
Instant tiie crash came, and poor Fredericks
riNEi ami cm-sum
by the mass of the wreck.
The effect of the collision can be better
imagined than described. Tlie engines of
the two trains reared into the air like a pair
of enraged In ing monsters, and then set
tled down upon the-Sack, driven into each
other until the c)linders touched. The
force of the impact Jammed the baggage
cars Into the tender of the fast train, the
express car into the baggage and the smoker
Into the express In less than file minutes
from the moment of the collision and lie
fore any organized effort t rescue could be
made the fire of theoiertumed stoves com
municated to the woodwork, and the flames
leaped high In the air. the roar mingling
with the cries of anguish of the imprisoned
victims to whom
was presented. Tlie Ua ninen uninjured
were powerless and could do nothing to
rescue the sufferers.
The express train was in charge of Con
ductor Tom Haskell. Engineer l.ew East
man and Fireman William Frederick, and
consisted of engine No. 720, a mail and
baggage car, express, smoker, coach and
two sleepers. The freight train was lu
Ghrg ot Conductor Fletcher, Engineer
KUerand Fireman V J Cullesou, and
consisted of encme No 'JJ5 and sixteen
loaded and a few eiuutv condolas. The
smoker contained from twelve to fifteen
passengers, some of whom were immi
grants. Three men escaped all e, but their
names were not learned. Baggagemaster
W F. Gates of Newark, was tkeonl) man
in his car and be was buit In both legs, the
left being cut In set eral pieces and a splinter
or rod had run into his right foot.
Joseph Postlethw aite, aged 57. and his
sons, bpencer, aged IS, and Harry, aged
11, were sitting in the same seat in the
smoker, and their charred remains were
found in the ruins of the cars. Mr. l'os
tlethvvate. bis wife, the two t)s, a seven
) ear-old girl b a former wife, a little bo)
of S jears, and a bab) girl of -J jell's &d
sold their farm of loO acres in Wetzell
count. W. Va.. and weie moving to Chil-
licothe. Mo., near where Tostlethwalte
had a brother llviinr. and where he
would mike his future homo. He
had about S500 In cash, a cheek
for SC00 and several notes in his pocket,
and theso were burned with bis bodj,
with three children, iio clothing ex
cept what she wore ami nftj cents In money.
Iter husband and the two bo)s had left her
but a few moments before and gone from
the coach to the smoker. Postlethw aite
was an ex-soldier, as a half-melted medal
found in the wreck indicated that lie was a
soldier In the late war. being a member of
conmanv A. seventeenth regiment, vvesi
Irglula volunteer infantry.
r. I itraitlev. of Washington. D. C,
was found hanging from the window of the
smoker, but bis legs were fast and he could
not be reiuot ed. There ho remained until
be was
and his charred remains fell to the ground,
a black and shapeless mass. He was con
scious and gate his address to the b sund
ers, and also said that he was an officer of
I ihi k'nirhts nf I-itxir onranizatlon
gave his watch and other valuables he
I could get from his pockets to Conductor
Fetciler 0f the freight train.
William Fredericks, fireman or me ex-
press, was caught between the tender ana
1 f i .. . a . 1 - IV,.. It tr-aj
Brotherhood of Firemen, which tooR charge
of his remains, which were removed to
Chamberlain's undertaking establishment
and prepared for burial. His face in death
of his sufferings before death came to his
M. II. Parks, whose address could not be
learned, was a'.so wedged In the wreck and
burned to death after handing his money,
letters and cards to one of the railroad em
Dloves. His body was also consumed, as
were also those of sev eral others w hose
names are not known and perhaps net er
will be.
When your reporter reached the scenes of
the holocaust at 1 o'clock today the ruins of
the baggage car, express, smoker and
coach were still burning, and scores of
hands were endeatoring to clear the track,
Here and there could be seen sheets of
blood and pieces of half burned and frozen
buman tlesli, and the workmen were still
. rti0ns of bodies in the burning
VtIec Au the mail, express and baggage
were burned. Including large sums of
The scene at the Oliamoeriain esiaonsn-
ment was one caicuiaieu 10 maKe ine muui
est hearts quail. Nine sliapeless trunks of
human beings were stretched out lu a row
There were Postelthwaite and his two sons
side by side, and seven others, none of
w horn could be recognized; and uear them
i miss of flesh and bones that may hate
been parts' of the bodies of a dozen differ
ent people. At the depot was found Win.
F. Smith, of Wajnesboroiigh. Pa.,who was
a passenger in the coach next to the
tleepers. He was sitting in the front part
of the car, and when the collision occurred
he was thrown violently against the front
door of the car, but was not injured in the
least He said he did not think there bad
been a collision, but that the train had run
off the track. He helped the ladies in the
car to er up their wraps and said when
he went back to his seat to get his bathe
notlml tlle smoker in flames and saw an
immigrant jump from tlie car through the
roof and
He said no one In the coach was hurt se-
noush. One man had his hand burned
slight) b) falling against the stove. After
getting out of the car he helped to uncouple
the two sleepers and push them down the
track, so thei would not be burned. He
then picked up the Postlethw aite little girl,
who was wandering around in the snow,
and carried her to the depot at Republic.
i W SV Pripe the hairiraireinastpr. was burned
to a crisn. His home Is at Wheeling.
, There were no doubt man) more perished
i in the wreck, as the number of persons who
escaped and the remains recov ered is not
eoual to the number reported in the car.
number sctua y &, maj new
inowu. A number of watches were found
In the wreck and one of them Is described
follows: Open face, marked I. l. &
Uo. on barrel Dnuge, mree-ounce case.
jewel mounted, Springfield movement case
N'o. y.?2,cm
Chicago, Jan. i. A sieclal from Tiffin.
O., sa)s Conductor Fletcher says that the
engineer of the freight was drunk. His
namelsK)Ier and he Is now at Chicago
Junction. Conductor Haskell, of tlie pas
sencer. was in the sleeper and ran forward
in time to receii e some papers from the dy
ing men, Ballard and Parks The piles of
ashes and debris now to be seen at the
place of the collision are full of bones, re
mains of jewelry, and melted siller
Lmoiif). ten Ol me kineu are utteri) un
known. An old gentleman, namea rergu
son, of Bloomdale, left Pittsburg on
the express and has not since
been heard from. His son was
tonight looking among the burned masses
aud ashes to find something b) which to
identify one of the black pulps as his fath
er. The coroner of Seneca lias not ) et be
gun a regular examination of witnesses.
The blame seems to be with the crew of the
freight train. At least fifteen were killed,
but tlie only names known are: James
Postlethw aite and two sons, Spencer and
aud Henr). of Belton, W. Va ; M. M.
Parks, Washington, D. C; Mr. Frederick,
fireman of the passenger; Mr. Pierce, ex
press messenger, and a Mr. Hallard from
some town in New York state. Mr. Bal
lard, like Mr. Parks, of Washington, threw
his papers out of the window while being
graduall) crushed aud burned to death.
Ilobber Ilalcbt Confutes nntt Completely
Exhonerates Fothrrtuglinm.
St Lor is, Jan. 5. W. W. Ualght, one
of Wittrock's accomplices in the train rob
ber), has furnished the local papers a writ
ten statement of his connection with the
affair. He sa)s that poterty forced him to
det ise some means to proi Ide for his vv ife
and child. To do this he planned the rob-
!er) and approached Wittrock with the
scheme. Wittrock became enthusiastic
over it and thereafter took the affair iuto
his own bauds, and be (Haight) heard
nothing more of him until 1 e
read the account of the robliery in the pa
pers Soon after that Wittrock sent him
S1.000 by Oscar Cxk and summoned him
to Leavenworth. There Wittrock gave him
S 10,000 more. He. sa)s It was he who
forged Damsel's signature to the pass which
was nresented to Fotheringliam. and had
the Adams express letter-heads aud env el
opes printed. Fotheringliam, lie asserts, is
absolutel) innocent of each and ever)
charge brought against him.
Married ThU Morning to a Macon (fla.)
WssiittOToN, D. C, Uan. 5. Privato
telegrams have been received here stating
that Secretary Lamar was married at ten
o'clock this morning to Mrs. Holt, Macon,
scoml essiim rortj-MtliCoii(;rei.
Washivituv Jan. 3. btNAiE. As
soon as the reading of the journal was con
eluded Mr. Cullom took the floor and said
"Mr. President The angel of death
stalks through the land and his visitation
has been most unexpected during the re
cent brief recess of the senate, imposing
upon me a dut) which I hate scarce!) the
heart to iwrfonu the duty of announcing
the death of mj distinguished colleigue.
At lilt home, which overlooks this capital
cltt at 3 minutes before 3 o'clock on Sun
day, December 2i5. the spirit of John A.
I.ogan took its flight to the unknown realms
of etenut), and, on Friday last, his funeral
ceremonies were conducted h) the senators
and representatives present In this senate
chamber, and his mortal remains were con
ic) ed to the Ulent tomb. We are called
upon to mourn the loss of one of the brat est
and noblest of men i min Idled by all the
patriotic iH-opIe of tils state and of the na
tlon.a min known to his count!) and to the
civilized world, and for nejirly fourteen
jean a distinguished member of this
senate. I shall not at this time, Mr. Presi
dent, attempt to pronounce the words
w Inch are due to the inemon ,of one w ho
for so man) )ears performed '"o Important
and conspicuous a pirt in tlici JTalrs of the
republic At an earl) day I Miill seek to
lntioduce appropriate resolutions and shall
speak, as I may ba best able, if the char
acter and public services of our associate.
wl en an opportunity will be given to sen
ators to pa) fitting tribute to his memor)
.Mr. l'reslilent, out of respect tar tlie men-
or) of the deceased Senator Iyin, I moi e
that the senate do now adjournj
ine motion was agreed to aim the sen
ate adjourned.
Ihe clerk of the house with' a message
from that bod), and Mr. Pruden. with a
communication from the president. Inclos
ing a number of nominations Were waiting
at the door ready to deliver tlietr respective
messages, but did not get an opiwrtunit) to
do so. i
Ilorne. The speaker laid before the
house a communication from Hon. A. II
Hewitt announcing that hn had; forwarded
to the got ernor of the State of New York
his resignation as a representative from the
Tenth congressionil district of Jhat state
Laid on the table.
Mr. Thomas (III ) offered a' resolution
which was ulianlinously adoptedi
Resolved, That the liouse hvs heard with
great sorrow the announcement of the
death of Hon. John A Logan, late senator
of the Unitetl States trom the State of Illi
nois As a further ei idence f the respect felt
for the deceased statesman, said Mr. Thom
as, I move that the house do now adfourn,
lit ing notice that at a later day ( will ask
inai me proceeo.ngs ol the Mouse be sus
pended In order that bis colleagues and
friends nn) bear testimony to hU worth.
The motion was ageed to and accordingly
at 12 n the house adjourned.
Oliln I.reUIntuiY Secoml Sfstsfon.
Coi i ur.i s. o . Jan 4. Seva1 1 he
emte was called to order by Lieutenant
(lovemoi Kenned), and pra) er w as off ered
b) Rev. I). W. E. Moore, of tlie Second
I'resb) terian church.
Senator Zimmermann demanded a call of
the senate, and all were found present ex
cept Dodd. Lawrence, Richardson and
Senator Mehaffcy announced the death of
Senator Schmieder and moved that a com
mittee of nine be appointed to attend the
funeral. The president appolntedrthe fol
lowing as th committee: MessriMehat
fcy, Gregg, Groescfnicr, GlazierTigers
Slnnett, Cable, Fassett and Xtmniennann.
Senator Sullivan moved that a committee
of four be appointed to draft appropriate
resolutions on the deceased member and re
port tlie same ouThursdav next which was
agreed to. The president appointed the
louowuig- .uessrs. oumvan, t'rlngie,
O'Neill and Codding.
The Hag was ordered placed at half-staff
out of respect to the dead senator, and the
senate adjourned.
House The house was called to order
by the spealter and pra)er was offered b)
Rev. X. S. Smith, of Westminster. Ser-geant-at-Anns
Allen notified the body of
the deaths of the first and second assistants
since adjournment and a resolution was
adopted to till the vacancies by election at
10 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Mr. Lampson offered the follow lug joint
resolution, which was adopted .
That In the death of United States Sena
tor John A. Logan, the nation has lojt one
of her most able, upright and distinguished
statesmen and patriots, whose eminent
services as a soldier and statesman hav e
bullded for him a monument of grateful
and loving remembrance In the hearts of
his countrymen and enrolled his name in
the galax) of America's greatest benefac
tors. Resolved, That we mourn his death and
the nation's loss, and tender our s) mpith)
to his wife and fatally In their sid bereave
ment Resolved. Thatacop) of these resolu
tions be sent to the speaker of the House
of Representatives, to the president nf the
senate and Mrs John A. Logan. Ad
George T. sjetbert'n store and Factory Dam
aged to the Kxtrut ot 94,000.
Special to the OIobe-Ktpubllc
Unit i.va, Jan. 5 The cigar store and
factor) of Ceorge T. Selbert were nearly
destrot ed b) fire this morning, the loss be
IneSl.OOO. The store Is in the Odd Fel
lows' building adjoining the postofflce, and
the tuilding was damaged to the amount of
S500, the loss being covered b) insurance
The loss on the contents Is onl) partially
cot ered b) insurance. The postofhee nar
row I) escaped destruction.
The mil to I'enilon Mrs. Logan.
Wasiiinotosi, D. C, Jan. 5.-2 p. m.
Mr. Mitchell, of Penns)ttauia, presented a
bill to grant Mrs. (Jeneral Logan a pension
of S.2,000 a )ear, and asked for its immedi
ate consideration; but under objection by
Mr. Cook, it was passed till tomorrow.
lie Took tlie Money rrom the Stewart Com.
nilmlon lloaae and squandered It on
This morning Win Ramsey, of the J
D. Stewart Commission Co., went up to the
station house, where Ed. McAIIen, the
)0ung colored tellow, is confined on suspi
cion of being the person vv ho committed
the larceny of 542 20 from the coinpan) on
New Year's da), and had a talk with the
bo). When pressed -by Mr. Ramsey, Mc
AIIen confessed to hat ing taken the money,
but claims to hate blown in the entire
amount shooting crap. To Claude Stew art
he af terw ards made substantial!) the sauie
confession. Officers Norton and Rlzer were
also .present apart of the time. The offi
cers decline to give up the place where the
crap-shootlng was indulged In, and it is
probable au effort will be made to regain a
part of the mone). The )oung fellow must
hate derived lots of pleasure from the
quickness with which he got anaj with the
booty. He Is, or will be, taken to jail to
await action of the next grand jur). which
sets next week, and In due process of law and
course of time take his little trip to Co
lumbus. VI eek of lrnyer.
Wednesday, Jauuir) 5. Prayer for the
church That the members ma) bring forth
the fruit of. the spirit "Meekness lote.
jo), etc," that pastors, teachers and
preachers may proclaim the vvonl of God in
simplicity, fu luoss and jKivver; that sinners
may be converted and Christians grow lu
grace, knowledge and power.
References: John 17.H-2G. Ephesians 1;
1st Thess., 1; John 15:12-12; Luke, 6:17-30,
Ephesians, 4:1-10.
III. Club IHnbauded.
The Champion City Bicycle club met last
night and formally dhitunded as an organization.
And Other Municipal Reforms, as Con
templated for Springfield and Other
Oities of the Same Olass.
Full Text or l!ielriMsl Hill to ! Intro-
ilnietl I ntu the I.rglfilAturr, u l're-
imrtsl by Cllr Solultur
Another turn was taken lat iilght In
council at the atttmpt to give to bpnngiield
some needed reforms In the matter of her
municipal otllcers Tho prime effort has
been In all these efforts, to dispense with
theclt) marshal, an entirely superfluous of
ficial, whose chief dut) consists in raking
In an enormous pile of fees per annum, to
make the ma) ora salaried official and to cre
ate a K)lice court with proper officers.
Cit) Solicitor Summers has git en a great
deal of time and stud) to the subject, sinu
the matter was nrst referred to him. To
draft a law that is likely to
stand the test of constitutional
ity proves no eas) matter. Special
legislation, he sa) s. isju-t as good as any
other, so long as it stands Hut people
are beginning to understand tint special
legislation Is unconstitutional, and can be
easll) upset and so no relief is afforded
from that smrce. As he explained his
Ideas on the subject tc council a month or
so ago. he promised to draft a law that
would become applicable to all cities of the
second class, uion its adoption at a siecial
. .' , f,i T . ,,I""M( ci-ctniii oy
c vu. ui iu cues uesiriug to come under
the provisions of the law. This h
hnds unconstitutional, from the fact that
the legislature alone has the power to de-
tennlne the application ot a law.
.n.uij oi me provisions or tne law as the weighing of coal, which was read the
orh'Sis:1 r?,ta?li- cou"d' 'rr 0neprr
are applicable. The prov Isions of the nor- I'iolloflhe amendment allows any citi
tlon providing for police court police judee Ien' nc" purchaser, policeman, mar-
etc.. are those governing the same
matter In Cincinnati. Then again, other
features are incorporated, which SnrinirheM
u.iesiio. want, simpi) io remove objections
which other cities that the law effects,
might wish retained or incorporated.
- - . ..----.
it is unuersKKMi mat the Dat ton reore-1
senUtites will prorse a law covering the
same ground, and Akron. Voungstown, and
possibly other cities are said to hanker
after a police court So. there Is but little I
doubt that a law can be fashioned and ,
passed on the subject but Just how much I
modlticat on of the draft of an act read last J
night Is the questioi
The following Is the full text of the bill
as proposed by Cit) Solicitor Summers, a
copy of which will be forwarded today to
Representative Rawlins, to bo at once in
troduced in the legislature:
To amend action ITtfT of the Revised Statutes
of Ohio
Section 1. Be it enacted by tlie general
assembly of the state of Ohio, two-thirds
of the members elected tn each branch con
curring, that section 1T0T of the revised
statutes of Ohio be so amended as to read
as follows :
Section 1707. The officers of a city of
the second class shall consist of a ma) or, a
marshal, except as hereinafter provided, a
city solicitor, a city commissioner who shall
be sujerintcndent of streets and lilghvva)s,
a treasurer, except as provided in section
seventeen hundred and eight a police
judge, prosecuting attorney of the police
court, and a ckrk of that court, all of
which officers shall be chosen by Its elec
tors and a clerk, who shall be chosen by
the council: and the council may, when In
Its opinion expedient, abolish, b) ordinance,
but such ordinance shall not affect the term
of office of any ; marshal whomay have been I nraljwho accompaule.1 the arm) from
electtsl before lUpassage, and may. when in the fall of Sumter until the close of the
s opinion expe. lent, create, by ordinance, War-for the negatives of this rare and
the office of auditor, civil engineer, sealer wonderful collection, and they are now In
of weights and measures fire engineer and possession of the United States government
superintendent of markets, and provide for at Washington. These are the onl) cu -, In
their election or oppolntniuit and com j existence. They were made during t... re
pensatlon. ,,,,, t ' bellion and not copied from draw ings and
The police judgeshall hold a court in the are exhibited onl) for G A R. benefits
eu, in mni-ll nc is ciecieil, Wllicn COUrt
snail De siy iea me ponce court and be a
court of record and have a seal, with the
name of the state in the center, and the
st) le of the court in the margin: and It
shall be the dut) of council to furnish such
seal. The jurisdiction and jiower of said
court and of said Judge and the powers and
duties of said police Judge, of said prose
cuting attorney aud of said clerk of the po
lice court shall be the same as those pre
scribed for such court ami otllcers in chapter
one of the fifth division of this title, and
all tlie provisions of said chapter shall be
applicable to the police court and officers
thereof, herein provided for, except that the
shall receive for his services in cit) cases a
fixed salary to be prescribed by ordinance
nf the council, and for state cases such
further allowance as the county commis
sioners ma) deem proer, but not exceed
ing five hundred dollars per yetr, and ex
cept that the surplus fees, mentioned in
section sixteen hundred and twelve, shall
be appropriated by council to the general
exKnse tund of the cit). Provided, how
ev t r, that no such police JmLje, prosecu
ting attorney of the police court or clerk
of the police court, shall be elected until
the first regular municipal election af ti r the
siecial election, herein provided fcr, at
which a majority of the electors voting at
such special election sha'l vote In favor of
a police court.
Council shall, when in Its opinion advisa
ble, prov Ide for and call, by resolution, a
special election, to be held at the usual
places of holding elections, not less than
tvientv di)s before a regular municipal
election at which a ma) or is to be elected,
of the time of holding which special elec
tion ten days notice shall be given by pub
lication in one or more ntwspvpers of gen
eral circulation In the corporation ami at
which the electors, who favor the election
of a police judge, prosecuting attorney of
the IHilice court and clerk of that court
shall have written or printed on their bal
lots the words:
and those vv ho oppose the election of such
officers, shall have written or printed on
their ballots the words:
Sir 2 That said original section 1707
be and the same is hereb) repealed; pro
vided, that all b) -laws, or ordinances and
resolutions lawfully passed aud adopted b)
the council, before the passage of this act
and not Inconsistent with this act and title
XII, pa1! first, of the rev Neil statutes, shall
remain in force until altered or repealtsl b)
the council.
Stc 3. This act shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage.
Follow ing the reading of t ic propped act,
theclt) solicitor presented the following
resolution, which was adopted w ith a couple
of dissenting totes:
Resolved, B) the city council of the city
of Springfield, Ohio, That the Hon. Geo.
C. Rawlins be and he Is hereby requested to
Introduce in the legislature the act pre
pared b) the city solicitor, to amend section
1707 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, and
that our said representative and the senator
from this district lie and the) are hereb) re
quested to make all proper Horts to secure
Its passage at as earlv a date as possible; or
such legist ltion as w ill abolish the ottme of
marshal and provide for a police JmUe.
prosecuting attorney of the police court and
clerk of ponce court in this cit).
XVhoIsle Hon and SUoe Thief.
Chief Walker todi) tiled an affidavit
against Preston Temple, charging him with
stealing a pair of rubber boot from
O'Toole, the east High street shoe man.
It will be remembered that Temple is In
jail chanred with stealing a pair of shoes
each from Kinuane. Wren A Co. and Rouse
4 Parsons to which he pleaded guilt). Bet
the mayor is saving him up for the Dayton
work house, and stands a good chance of
getting from thirty to sixty days there In
each ot the thm uses.
Official Statement uf tlie Cmine ur Koberl
llexi'uti'. lieitli.
In the Voltait .Vet, Philadelphia, of
Januar) 1, Dr. J. C. Keetes, of Da) ton, in
commenting on tl.e deith of lEobert Ben
son, w hose recent sudden and sad death N
well remembered, stated that death was
due to a thrust of an aspirating needle into
the llier Is search of a pus civlt).
The doctor sa)s: "I took a medium
sized aspirating needle and thrust It into
the right lobe of the liver, upward and
bickward to a depth ot three Inches As
the stout nek was turmd ami I looked to
see if pus appe-ired, in) attention was at
tracted by the heav) breathing of
the patient I looked at his
face, saw the head drawn to the left, the
e)es turned and fixed, a slight convulsive
tremor passed over his features, which bore
the plainest impress of death. I found his
puNe gone; no movement of his heart could
be felt. Alter a brief Interval of entire
cessation of breathing, he drew one deep
inspiration which was the last manifestation
of life. I should estimate the whole tune
from the puncture of the needle until he
was gone at not over one minute and a
It was chirgetl at the time that death re
sulted fro-ii a surgical ois-ntiou, but thi
Diytoii pipers denied it at the time This
seems to be an official statement of the
facts in the case and -ets the matter at rest.
Dr. Iteeves aNo stites that it was not
thought at the time neeess.tr) to gne an
amesthttlc in order to prform the open
tion. but now claims that if an anesthetic
had bi en given his life might have been
TUB city solicitor Draft. One II hlrli is
K,a.l the t ir.t Tlmr.
citj b ,Ilci"r Summers, b) request of
committee on cit) improvements ''jjted
an amendment to the ordinance regulating
shal or deput) marshal, to renuire the cart.
or other vehicle, to be driven on to the cit)
I ! ir U,.. ,i.,i., ,i. .
. -, .. ..v ...- iij uiiuui ,. ,1117 VTJiiCT..-
ness of the weight A safeguard
is thrown around this provision in
these words'of the same section "except
that In the .-vent th t..t .,r .i.i,...f ,.i
shall prove to be of full weight and the
same shall have been caused to be weighed
I on such scales hr nir wnnn nth,- h. ,.
purchaser thereof or a jioliceman. marshal
or deputv marshal of said city, then and In
that event the fee for such weighing shall
be paid b) such person causing such load or
urauKiit to oe so weighed "
Section 10, as amended, reads as follows:
"Sec- 10. An) person violating or refus
ing to comply with any of the provisions of
thin ordinance, shall, on conviction thereof,
be fined In any sum not less than twenty
five dollars nor more than hfty dollars and
the costs of prosecution; one-half of the
tine recov ered from the person so convicted
to be paid, except In cases where the com
plaint shall have been made by a policeman,
marshal or deputy marshal of this city, to
the person who made the complaint upon
which the conviction was hail; provided,
howeier, that the proi isions of this ordi
nance shall not apply to coal bought or sold
bv the car load."
At mark's Opf r- I lou.r, Monftny and Tum.
tiny, January lOaml 11.
At Black's opera house, two nights onlv.
Monday anil Tnesday, January" 10 and 11,
1SS7, for the benefit of Mitchell post N'o.
45, G. A. R.. .Major Chester's war views
from the bombardment of Fort Sumter to
the grand reiiew in Washington, at the
close of the war Twent)-nte thousand
Iinllarsi U.1C (tin, cum iinl.l Iia f..trt,.t (..
These views aro shown llnnn Minn, frnn.
200 to 400 square feet each, under a power
ful ox) hydrogen light the huest In the
Admission 25 cents Seats can be reserved
without extrach irgeat C. II Pierce & Co 's
commencing Frula). January 7, at 9 a. in
The friends of Mitchell post are earnestlv
requested to see these t lew s. Tickets for
sale at Pierce & Co Xiuffr's Arcade
grocery, Samuel Sha'Ier's grocer), west
Main street and at Conklin & Co.'s, Chest
nut avenue
Compton, tlie it ife llenter. Will Ilreak
Stone for Fl fly. four Days.
Mayor Goodwin came down on J. W.
Compton, the chronic wife-beater,drunkard
and loafer. In mayor's court ) esterda) af
ternoon, in a way that Compton is likely to
remember for set eral weeks at least
Comptom was amMed the da) before while
at his old tricks of trying to make life un
endurable to his wife and family, as he has
been on a dozen similar cases and the
mayor concluded to try some severer medi
cine that will restrain his liberty for a time,
so he fined him 535 and costs. This will
give him fifty-four days on the chain gang.
He has only been out of the station house
about one week altogether since August
He received a hne once before of S30 and
Win. McGowan pleaded guilty of stealing
the S20 from his cousin, Joseph McGowan
as charged, anil was given 525 and 30 day s
In jail, as his punishment
Harr) Young, drunk, J. J. Buckle),
drunk and disorder!) and Christian Schou
and Mike Kiel, disorderly, w ere each fined
St and costs.
Bill Russell, the colored fellow charged
with stealing coal from Pimlott'sofllce.was
dismissed for want of a prosecuting wit
ness. James Honle) was also dismissed
for te same reason.
In the Kuttruff Cnt Completely Bxhoner
atlng theAtteiidlng Physician.
Coroner J. M Bennett last evening ren
deied his terdict in tlie Kuttruff inquest
completely exhonerating the attending phy
sician from all blame, and rather guardedly
insinuating that some persons around the
the house ma) hate been at least partially
to blame for "t lolence," the effect of which
Is one of the causes to which the deuth is
attributed. Iheierdict (which singularly
enough makes no mention of the deceased
by name) Is as follows.
I do find that the deceased came to her
death from the effects of violence through
pregnancy, and from hemorrhages before
and after birth of still-born child. And I
further find that no blame attaches to Dr
Charles F. Spatilding, nor to any other per
son or persons assisting him In birth of
Knight of Honor I olltltlrs.
The regular meeting ot Protection lodge.
No. 759, Knights of Honor, was made par
ticularly pleasant and significant last even
ing from two causes. Grand Dictator Rob
ert McGee, of Kent Ohio, was present and
took an actlv e part in tie proceedings
Past Dictator F K. by man was presented!
with an elegant Knights of Honor badge,
with silver top aud contused of royal pur
pie plush, embroidered with raied letters
of silver braid. It was also fringed with
silver bullion. The presentation speech
was neatly made by Chaplain J. Chat
Ogden. After the meeting the entire party
adlourned to Renchler's and hail a jolly
stag oyster supjier.
At Death'a Door.
Miss Lizzie Douglas, of east Liberty
street is ill with diphtheria, aud very little
hope tk entertained oi her recovery.
Drawing of the Prize at the K. or 1. Ita-
i.irlji.t Night The Lurky XV lunen.
The drawing of prizes given by Division
4t. U. It, K. of P., as a finale to their suc
cessful holiday bazar, came off last night at
the wigwam. A large crowd was In at
tendance, and et ery thing passed off with
tlie greatest good-humor. The drawing
was conducted with thorough fairness and
Impartiality, and was done entirely by out
siders, so a, to remove any reason for the
suspicion that the K. P.'s favored their
friends The numbers were all ulacnl In
one tin cylinder and tho names of the
prizes In another. One check was drawn
from each simultaneously, and the holder
of the ticket corresixniding to the number
drawn was entitled to the prize indicated
by the slip drawn at the same Instant from
the other cy Under. Constables Vanderbunr
and Mohr and Whit Scott were In charge of
u cyiuniers. aim Stanley Young and J
A. McCarthy acted as recorders.
1 he drawing began at 7.30 and lasted un
til alter midnight The work was tremend
ously laborious. Nine hundred ami sv
enty-live tickets were called off. and the op
erators were hoarse as crows at the end. A
great number of lead-enci!s, pack
ages of tea. tin tire shin
e's. pas-biks plugs of tobacco, jumpiuc
a ks and other minor articles were drawn,
but the big prizes all panned out fairly and
eie won on a square oasis The one ex
ei tion to this was thelnrrow. vv hleh some
how did not get Into the box. The winners
of the larger prizes and the numbers draw
ing mem are as follows:
249. Champion steel mower Chas D
Spalding ULonE-Ur i-i hi ic office,
60S. Black silk dress pattern Mrs. (, It
Martin. (This lady als drew some of the
oest or me minor prizes.
2S7. Bookw alter lawn mower Mrs Tom
311. Bab) -wagon Tom Mulcahey.
241. Thomas force-pump John Cohan.
t98 Double-barreled breach-loading shot
gfip iMoll) Kelley.
77. BuckeyTain-drill William Page,
fanner south of town.
K. of P. clock John Porter.
COI. One year's subscription to Cincinnati
CnmmcrcUtl Gazette J. A. Maxwell.
793 Extra fine walnut table MrsGeorce
262. Rocking-chair Florence Woollv.
793. Set of buggy-wheels Leu Lent)
410. Year's subscription to the Spring-
ncm ouim.iy .xticj j. Jt mrdy.
852. 32-caiIbre revolver W. J. Har,
920. lea set of fift)-slx pieces-Zach.
-54. Set of knives and forks Kep-
943. Silk hat, "Dunlap" R. C. Rems
berg. 3
504. Pair boots Constable A. J. Van-
243. Year's subscription to Weekly
Globe Repi blic John II. Wilson.
4US. dear's subscrintlon tn llnir
viinuc-KEPlBUC II. W. Lindsey.
524. Barrel of Elaine oil Rufus Fish.
210. Lady's hat C. . Hauk.
702. One thousand bricks Mrs, J. L.
1044. Tear's subscription to the Time
Eil Burnett
200. Gold-headed unbrella L. C. Ev
ans. 1111. Silk umbrella D.Williams
754. Silk muffler Captain Wm. Rea.
1095. Cider mill Chief E.L Simpson.
809. Year's subscription to IIVeMu Ga
zette Officer Frank- McCIure.
173. Elegant picture Wm. Miles
341. Suit of clothes, Bruce, Hauk i Co.
370. rfiw rocking t'd&t TCru- & CoT"
a0S5. Carriage block Charles Desor
inoux. 1103. Plnshcap T. A. Kress, of Clev e
laml. 919. Box of Smith's soap N. Hyser.
75 Boi'ssult, London Clothing Co.
Charles Talbert.
521. Com-sheller Wm. Quinn.
1015. Album Don Dew Itt
507. Combination step-ladder Charles
1104. Rodgers lawn-mower N. Craine,
Winchester, Ind.
477. Ton of coal George Metzger.
220. Eight-day walnut clock John
Of conrsef everybody couldn't win the
big prizes and some were remarkably un
lucky. 'Squire Stout had nineteen tickets
and drew nothing but a bew ildenng quan
tity of tea and lead-pencils. Mr. Evans,
who won the elegant gold-headed umbrella,
is singularly fortunate at all sorts of raffles.
Tlie steel mow er very appropriately wei.t
to a newspaper office, the. headquarters of
Individual poverty. Genial Tom Mulcahey.
who won the babywaeon. feels hurt and
preserves a strange and crestfallen silence.
Ilrokrn ICuncrrs, Pence 1111 min Cold
Walk In the Silent Watches or the
Two very delightful sltdghing parties
composed of the young married people of
South Springfield and the young boys
and girls drove down to South Charles
ton last night and spent the eventng
very pleasantly at dancing In one of the
halls to the music of Woods's orchestra.
Upon arriving at their destination the
parties alighted at the hotel, where a warm
supper was In waiting, which was heartily
partaken of by those present after the
long ride, and proved an excellent
repast N thing happ-ned to mar the
pleasure of the jolly crowd until on the
homeward trip, about five miles from the
ity. One of the baok runners of Hollo
way's sleigh, that was used by the married
people, broke down and considerable time
was consumed In patching up the broken
part, which did very well for the remainder
of the trip. At a point a mile or two near
er home, the runner nn the nthpr uilavna
way, and then there was trouble. Two,
iaiis nnr luutuiisi ana lasiciieu m me Ool-
tom of the sleigh. The-? answered the
purpose of runners but were not strong
enough for a heavy load, so the ladles were
once more assisted Into the sleigh and the
gentlemen took up a silent march In the
rear, vowing they would never go sleighing
again unless a few extra runners were taken
along In case of accident
Important Meeting or Organlied Repub
lican Tomorrow lght.
There will be a meeting of great impor
tance tomorrow night of the Buckeye club,
the newly organized Republican club of
this city, and every member ef the club is
desired to be present The meeting will be
held at the usual place. The club is no x
cluslve affair, but all good, reliable repub
licans are eligible to membership and made
welcome. It Is needless to say the club has
come to stay, and stay It will. It Is pro
gressing as rapidly as could be anticipated
or desired and already has a largo member
ship enrolled. This number can be quickly
doubled just as soon as a permanent
abiding place is found, suitable for so large I
an organization. Negotiations are now
pending for a proper hall, which It isi
tli mi nli f wf II rvmi i ktirwMusfttl I t.l.. .- '
prent month.
Salsbur,' Troubadour at tie Craiitl To- !
morrow lclit.
The great fun-makers, Salsbur) 's Trou-,
badours will present "The Brook" at the
Grand opera house Thursda) evening, Jan.
6, and the la) ma) be described as fol
lows. A theatrical part) of ladies and gen
tleman go Into the woods for a picnic They
amuse themselves In ever) conceivable way
sing, dance, recite, utter the wildest of
jokes with each other, and in short, make
the majority of tlie peop'e present feel as
If they wanted to be on the stage thein
selv es and participate In what is ev identiy
the most natural of enjo) menu Tlie per
formance throughout Is one that keeps the
audience good natured. aud there U every
reason to predict full houses during the en
gagement of tlie company.
AllalC-eat Ueducil'n
Former Prlcts.
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A Good?"1
nj. yxa
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ana rtpldr
pn, vend
A Gfcdb
(or ;nH
Ah r
th nf onr ot-
h unities.
. nbJKi.
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7 Good -
riCture irk to
A Good
A Good
A Good
Looking Glas;
- - Bird Cage,
A Good
Dinner Basket,
A Good
- Wash Basket,
A Good
Baby Carriage,
A Good Boys' Express Wagon,
A Good -A
- - Doll Cab,
7 '
Boys' Tricycle.
MM- w 0
$.-- -3-
A Good -A
A Good - line of Silverware,
A Good - line of Cutlery,
A Good - Toy of Any KinJ :
In fact, most anything can be
found at the
L. F. Olds & Bro.
Guaranteed Strlctlriwin a-
iwlth fdntt.
Penna. BllCkwheat FIOlIl
"-VT. "
and Fresh. N"
Teas-OuT Young H)os, Gnu Pon,
der, Oolong and Japan Teas cannot bo"
excelled by any In the city.
Try a pound of onr fresh mixed Cf
fee, a mixture of Maiacilbo, Jara and
Fine Olives and OUre 011; Pioneer
Brand Oyster a Specialty ; FresnFlslt,
Poultry, Game, etc
fre Delivery. Telephone 43.
Uorner WMt HiRh Unii Wain n I Vllej.
ano srATioivjsas.
Blank Bjok Work ami Legal BIj k a
DR. A. A. Bl
Would respectfully announce thai he has
resum 1 the practice of Dentistry tn this
city. Oi&ceandBesldeace:
No. I85 South Limestone St,

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