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,1 VT?JP2Sweatewr3 -""" HEIIIC REPUBLIC, TEN CENTS PER WEEK. THE LARGEST CIRCULATION pring HEiT ADVEKTISIX6 MEDIUM ! THE EIGHTH G0H&HE5SIDML DI5TBIGT. VOL. XXX1I1 NO. SPEDTGITELD, O., TUESDAY EVEM.NC, FEBRUARY s, iss7. PRICE TWO CENTS. T mwHwimi i in m r'iaSeliiia3lSf'TW,r ;5a.s-,r- pt.iiWmi -jgjiai wMwy fMfr Pa JtiMt. ?sa ' ? j WEATHER FACTS. '2 1 WiBHIIOTOH. ret) Ohio T M lUln oruo. folloi-J ljyl.ilr Hf L.. weather, l.mer temperature, jwlthacollave. Springfield, O., 1 February S, 1SS7. J Weather's on your Side PRICES, TOO. It requires very little ready money to procure When Over coats at this time. We are very anxious to see them go, and therefore see that the main hindrance is made as light as possible. More goodness for $S than you ever saw before is in any one of the hundred overcoats now in sight and to go for that amount of cash. See index of these comfortable garments in window today. Your attention is called to unboiled shirts at 50 cents and one dollar, either of which are the best for the price to be found in any mar ket. New half hose today, 10 cents to a dollar. Read, see, choose. Pay whatever price you please, and feel assured your next door neighbor has not bought the same goods for less money. Handkerchiefs by the thou sand, 5c to a dollar. Suspenders of consequence, 10 cents or five times that amount. Scotch caps, stock still rea sonably complete. Underwear, see window for 35 cent choice, behind the window for qualities upward. Children's long stockings, 10 cents to $1.25. Overalls, 25 cents to S5 cents, of our own carelul making. THE WHEN, Springfield's Only One Price Clothiers, 25 and 27 West Main Street. i Anice -gY im I m Will And these forms at the BUTTERICK PATTERN OFFICE, Xo. IS S. Limestone St. N. E. C. WHITNEY, Solicitor of American and Foreign PATENTS AX COl'XSELL.OR W ILL ri TEXT MATT IRS- Room 5 Arcade Building, SI'ItlNGPIKLD, O. Ilranrh trrarlt: Washington, D.C.; ion. Eu., Paris, France. Lon-I Dr. Frank C. Runyan, DENTIST. -Roomi In Buckingham'! nulldlng.OTert M-Murpby 2 JJro.'f Store- pelil attention gtrea to the preferring o natur teeth. J4s-4 I mm 7k SjJi OUT OF BONDAGE. A Colored Man. a Slave Since the War, Learns That He is Entitled to Freedom. The Ureal lork Mrlke Nenrliic l.n.l Atnuis Fire In n stenmer An AnnrrhLt Imprisoned dm- ernl ew h Wire. Bvthe Associated Press .vv Yoi:k, Feb. h. A special from Charles S. C, sa)s Information of a re liable character has 1u-.tlH.tMi received of the discover) of a negro nun In one of the narrow tillages near Hogback mountain, not far from Greenville, who his just learned of his emancipation Hi- -tor is that since the war he ha- been working for Jlr. Holly and that he was not allowed to come back to his kin-folk, that he was Hogged by his master, w ho gav e linn no money and few clothes. The man's mine 1- Call in Gannaii). He ran off to tlieinoun tains ju-t after the war. and wa-onl) re cently heard of bj hi- brother, w ho In es near Greenville, and who re-cued him from -enituile last week. C0NCRESS. Second Ses.ion Firt3 -N I nth Congre. W.xsiiimiton, Feb. T. Srxti. The credentials of Francis II. btoeWbridge as senator from Michigan were presented. Ke-olutions of the Kansas legislature foi the organization of the ternton of Okla homa were al-o presented and referred to the committee on territone-. Jlr. Plumb (who presented a duplicate of the-e resolutions) said that the legi lation asked for w as. In his opinion, in ac cordance with the highest public policy. But, according to the related po-ition- not only of the executiv e, but of the attorney general and (practically) of congress, there remained in certain Indian tribes an inter- e-t iu the lands sought to be opened to set tlement, and before that diflleult) could be removed negotiations of some kind should take place. T lie senate being about to take up liou-e bills on the calendar, Jlr. Havvle) moved to proceed to the consideration of the bill to encourage the manufacture of steel for modern army ordnance, termor and other army purposes and to provide heav ord nance adapted to modern army w art are. lie -aid he had ciien notice several dav ago that he would make this motion. He was pu-hed forward to it by the committee on coast defence-, the committee, on mili tary affairs and the general sentiment of the -enate, he believed, and of the countrj. he knew. Tho motion was agreed to teas 3.2. naj-'Jl, and the bill was taken up for action. Seieral amendments reported by the committee on coast defi n-o- w ere agreed to. and after an explanation on some points of detail the bill was passed without division. The text of the bill is a- follows: That thesecretarv of war be and hereb) is authorized to make contracts w ith re sponsible teel manufacturers, after suita ble ad ertlsements to continue not le than thirty da) s in new-papers ino-t IiKel) to reach the manufacturers addre ed, for the supply of rou.-h-bored. rough-turned and tempered steel in forms suitable for heav) ordnance, adapted to modern warfare, and steel, finished, for armor and other arm) purposes, in quantit) not to exceed ten ouri Central, 1 think, will be completed thousand pros tons, in quality anddimen-J during the present year. Tho bridge at slons conforming" to specifications, subject Alton It will probabl) take a )ear to coin to inspection and tests at each stage of ' plete. but w ork will be commenced and manufacture, and including all the part- of j each caliner specnieu; provuleu. mat no mone) shall be extended except for steel accepted and delivered; that each bidder shall contract to erect iu the United States a suitable plant, includ ing the best modem applicance capable of making all the steel required and finishing it iu accordance with the contract, ami agree in the ca-e of an ordnance contract to deliver jearl) a specified quantit) of each caliber, the time of deliver) of the smaller calibers to commence at the expira tion of not more than eighteen months, and that of the largest calilK-rs at the expira- UUII Ul II. 'k IIII'IC LI1.U1 tiii,- .Till- UUIM tll. date, of the aceei.tanee of the contract: ami that all the forging-shall be manufactured i in the United States. i c. 2. That the seeretar) of war lie ami , hereb) is authorized to erect at the Water x 1 let ar-enal, West Troy, ". Y.. an army gun taclory. in aecoruaiue witu the report. of the gun foundr) board of December JO, last, for hnishing and assembling the guns adapted to uiordem warfare up to and in cluding the largest approved sizes and for the manufacture of gun carriage- and ord nance equipment for the army.at a cost not to exceed sI,00U,O0U. Slc 3. That Tor thepurosesuf the fore going sections the sum of Ss.000,000 is hereby appropriated out of an) iiinnej in the treasury not othervv ise appropriated to be available during six ) ears from Januar) 1, lhsT. Si c. 4. That for the purpose of the con struction of fortifications and other works of coast defense, sucli as ma-oun and earthwork foundations for turrets, case mates and magazines, submarine mines and galleries exclusive of armor, in accordance with the recommendations of the board of fortifications or other defenses apointed by the president of the United States un der the provisions of the act of congress approved March 3, I-s-,t SS.OOO.OOO, tube expended under the direction of the secre tary of w ar, is hereby appropriated. Hoi's-e. Xo business of general interest was transacted in the hou-e. An Inipurtnnt XleelKiiin iu llonil Cane. ti Ilailruail Cincivvxti, Feb. s. A deci-ton Jias been rendered b) Judge Huston, of the common pleas 'court, this count), dissolv ing the injunction restraining Einerx Hros., of this cit), from attaching the propert) of the Cincinnati. Hamilton A. Dayton Rail road coiupaii) found in the state of New York, to sati-fj a judgment obtained in Xew York iu issj. The amount involved is Slil.OOO, with interest. TheVlaim is for unpaid interest on bonds of the Cincinnati. Hamilton & IndianajMihs railroad, guaran teed b) the Cincinnati, Hamilton A. Davtou coiupaii). An I'uknoHu Mi-treaul Urm into a I'ait neiiger Car. Cixcinn vti. Fib. s.As the Cincinnati, Hamilton and IndianajHihs tram was about crossing the state line from Indiana into Ohio, vesterday, a bullet hred b) some un known jiersom, came crashing through a window of a passenger car, passing close!) in front of the head of Mr. A. P. Mitchell, ofthehrmof Valletta A. Mitchell, of evv York Cit). and bun ing it-elf iu the wood work on the other side of the car. Xo clew to the miscreant ha- been found. The (ireat V Xork Strike About Kmi.il. New Yii:k, Feb. S. It I- general!) be lieved that the great strike is about to come to an end. The Timet -a) s that the fact is that the freight handler's strike isc-onfe-seil to be a failure ev en b) theniselv es. The) were refused work when the) offered to re turn, lhe remisvlvania A: Jerse) Central probably had the most offers of this kind. Both companies have an unusuall) mixed class of green hands. An Anarchifttic City l-.ilitor in i-enou fJTrouhle. Mli.WALhtE, Feb. S. Edward Loevve, as-sitant editor of the .IrMtcr ZcUumj, was) e-terday sentenced b) Judge Moan to tliirt) da)s' labor in the house of correction for contempt of court in causmg to be pub lished libelous statements in connection with the trial of Paul Grottkau, the Aziar-chist. CALLED TO HIS LONC HOME. The. X enerable. Hubert llrown l'neii Peacefully Annf. Last evening Mr. T. O. llrown, manager of the Kn-nuic, received a telegram an uouncinir tlie death of his father, Mr. Kob ert llrown. The particulars of his death are contained in the following, taken from todaj's Xenia TorchtI;if Again ha-death claimed one of Greene count) 's earliest srttlers, in this Inst nee Itobert llrown being chosen. Mr. llrown died of drops) on )esterda) afternoon at 2 111 o'clot k, at his son's, Mr. John 0. llrown. of Jamestown. Mr. llrown was about 72 ) ears of age, ami w a- born in Scotland, ami came to this eotintr) with his parents when quite )oung. -ettling in the Mcinit) of Jame-town. He took.au tnthu.-Ia.-tlc part in agriculture, and was er) active in the formation and organization of the Union Agricultural s- ciet). being ita nr-t president and continu ing in that capacit) for eleven consecutive ) ears. About the )ear 1m,h, Mr. llrown bought the Judge Harier farm, ljing just east of the Jame-town cro ing of the r.C. A bt. I,. It. IL Co . where he lived for a number of )ears, when he removed to cnia, where he entered into business, but retired after a tune because of phwcal disabilities. ot long after he went to Olne). III., to re-ido with a married daugh ter, returning to thi- -tate but a short time ago. Mr. Brown was rai-ed a Seeeder, and for man) v ears w as a member of anil at tended the church of that denomination in Ci-er Creek, near Jamestown. He left three -ons and two daughters- John (1, ca-hier of the Farmers' and Traders' bank of Jamestown; Thomas (J., of thellnu mic, Springfield; Andrew, at tending college in Michigan; Mrs. Garrett, of Texas, and the daughter residing near Olne), Illinois. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Wedmday) at 11 o'clock in the morning, from his son's residence iu Jamestown. In terment in the C.esarereek cemetery. CETTINC TO THE FRONT. Advnntaeefltobe DerlTeit From Weatern Connections by the liee Line. The board of directors of the Missouri Central railroad, elected at St. Iui- last Tuesday, will organize at New York this week. It is through connection with this road that the Bee Line, w hich now run- to Fast St Louis, expects to get to Kansas Cit). An enterance to St. Louis will be effected ov er the St. Louts & Kansas Cit) Miort Line, connecting with the Missouri Central, which has acquired terminals in that cit). "The relations between the new road and the Bee Line,' sa)s the H"tII istrcct .Vctr. "are to be through a traffic agreement; but eventuallv, in accor dance with the progress of the times, theio will undoubtedly be a consolidation. The leiKirts in reference to this new project are probahl) true, as the Bee Line must have a connection of its own with Kansas Cit)." In reference to thea.lv antages to be de rived from this extension of the Bee Line. Judge Burke, president of that road, ami i who is one of the directors of Jthc Mi-ouil lentral, is quoted as sa)ing: "I expect that the Missouri Central will prove to be a ver) valuable connection of the Bee Line. Kansas City has become the distributing point for an immense tratlic in the south west, and w ill be reached directl) b) the Bee Line through the Missouri Central. It will also receive a large volume of business from this line. The Bee Line will also be bent Med bv a large iiathc betw een Chicago nnd the -outhwe-L securing a haul between I Litchfield and St Louis. Yes, the Mi pushed all along the line. AT REST. Funeral or MIm Carrie K. Mmalley tin Monday Afternoon. At two o'clock )esterday, from the family residence, 12!) we-t Pleasant street, oc curred the funeral of Mis- Carrie Snnlley, w hose death the ItEi'i'iii ic ha- previou-Iy noticed. At the appointed hour a circle of friend- gathered to pa) the last tribute to , the one so dearl) loved by all w ho knew her. ,, ,,... . r .. r. , Kev- 1)r- erton, pastor of the Second rresbyteriau church, of which Miss Smal ley was a member, conducted the services. iie read from her Bible xanous selections which were marked, and then, at her re quest, based his remarks on the twentj third Psalm, fourth verse. In feeling terms he spoke of the beauti ful Christian character of the now departed vault of God, who, bj her cheerful disposi tion during her long illness, had be-ii to him a teacher. Dr. Fullerton was followed by Kev. Dr. Human, of Central JI. E. chunh, iu a few well chosen words, and who offered a clos ing prajer. A quartette, composed of Misses Alice Ilennett and Anna Showers and Messrs. C. K. bellers and Omn II) pes, sang w ith much feeling, two songs the selection of Miss Smalley. "I would not live alwajs," and "Safe in the arms of Jesus." The floral emblems were beautiful and expressive of the tender regard m w hich the deceased w as held by her associates and friends. The serv ices were concluded at FeniclitI, where all that was mortal of sweet-spirited Carrie Smalle) w as laid aw a) to aw ait the last trumpet on the resurrection morn. SEVERE SENTENCES. Major (looilwln Makes the Petit Offenders Ilanre to His Whittle. An unusually large number of petit offend. ersxvere arraiged before Ma) or Goodwin v e-terday afternoon, but most of the cases. w ere continued. Flo. Marshall, who gave her name a Ilarbara Gennan when arrested, pleaded guilty to loitering about Lile Aker's house of ill fame and w as lined S3 and costs. The others w ho w ere found in the house pleaded not guilty and had their cases contlmnsl. I). Phillips, who had such a live!) fight with Otbeers Meixa) and Wa-ke) last Fii dav, was fined SSO and costs for resi-ting officers. He w a-also tried on the charge of stealing a coat from Mr. J. M. Knote, and was bound over to court in the sum of e100'oriietitlarcen). His partner, Forre-t Div l-uii. was lined $23 and costs and sent to jail for twenty da)s for being accessor) to the stealing of the coat. John Fisher, at whose saloon a rattling light occurred on Sundaj, was found guilt) of keeping his saloon open on Sun day, and was lined $41 and costs. George McDermntt, drunk anddisonlerlv, Henry Splehit), disorder!), and Joseph Kell), drunk and disorderly, were each fined $ri and costs. Chris. Minnleh and John Sha) were each civ en SI and costs for disorderly conduct. This Afternoon's Fire. The alarm of tire from box 21 at 3 o'clock this afternoon was caused b) the explosion of a gasoline stove in a double frame house owned b) Pat liolan. on Monroe street. The house was not damaged. A steamer Catchet Fire a She Leaven Her Dork. Chum Fston, Feb. 8. The steamship Cherokee, bound for New York, caught fire after leaving the dock this morning. She w as redocked and the tire subdues!. Tin re w a- no panic on board, although there w eie about forty passengers, includ ing a number of ladies. Death Claimed Him. Cii.m-h.mi, Feb. 8. Detective Hulli- gan, one of the police officers assaulted b) de-iieradoes at liavenna, died at 9.30 o'clock this morning. BY KNIFE AND ROPE. 'D." Pnilli Makes a Double But Un successful Attempt at Suicide in Jail Last Night. lurk, nt Ilia Throat With i Dull Knife mill Then llnUEa llllli.eir XX ith n sheet Well Mih Fa tal KeaulU. "l." l'hillip', a well known character lu IKilice circles, made a double attempt to commit suicide In the county jail last (Mond-i) ) night, a little before 10 o'clock, lie fumbled at his throat for some time with a dull iKKket-knife, and succeeded iu cutting several slight but iiiih)i n vsiif.s ju-t left of the Adam's apple. Failing to accumulate an) death in this manner, he net hung him-elf to the bars of his cell with his bed-sheer, but was discovered and cut down just in time to save his life. The double attempt at suicide was un doubted!) the remit of despondency, l'hillips had his trial before Ma) or Good w in ) e-terday, on the charge of petit lar- ceii) -leafing a coat from J. M. Knote. He wa- bound over to court by Major Goodwin, and the pro-pect of a long staj iu jail and the almost certainty of a wor.K-noi sk -kti:nck at the end of it, seemed to have convinced l'.iilhps that life wa- no longer desirable. He w a-well-nigh being successful iu his linjire ion, too. l'hillips oecupie- cell N'o. U, and til 9 as sociate and companion in the present cli inre, "Dabble" (Forrest) Davidson, has cell s adjoining. About 9M last evening. Davidson heard a choking, gasping noise in l'lilllip-'s cell, and peering In was horror stricken to see the bod) of a man swaying to ami fro from the ceiling, from which it dangled at the end of a sheet About the same instant, Charles A. Brown, a prisoner who is allow ed the liberti of the corridors at night, made the discover) and the alarm w as giv en. Brow n rushed to the aperture through winch the meals are sent and ap prised Turnke) James Smith of the situa tion. The latter seized a large butcher knife and, ha-til) Hinging oen the ponder ous doors. Hew to cell N'o. '.'. As he entered, accompanied b) several of the prisoners, the sight that confronted him was a mo-t appalling one. The prisoner, l'hillips., hung from the bars above at the end of the improvised rope. His face was from the door of the cell, but just as thev entered. some iindu'atioti of the body caused it to TL'KN sLOlll.V AHOL-MI until it faced them. The man's shirt was soaked with blood. His e)es were lived and expris-lonless, his face a dark purple black, and the tongue.w Inch protruded from the mouth, was swollen to almost three times its natural size Turnkey Smith sev- ered the sheet w ith a single sweep of the keen hntcher-knife. and the body sank limp!) to the floor. It was picked up. placed on the mattress of the couch and carried to the cjlindncnl door, through winch a flood of light was streaming into the jail. Turnkey Smith at once proceeded to -trip the blood) clothes from Hilllips. He first removed the shirt, the bosom of whlcli. as stated, w as soaked with blood, and also tained about the sleev es and shoulders. Next he found a jail towel, also cuitc blood), which Phillips had wound around his neck, and last the sheet itself, which Phillip- had torn iu two, lengthwise, and tw isted into a rope. All these lllillllil I.VIDKXCIs of the double attempt were piled in the hall of the jail toda), and told the story most graphically. It wa- evident that the l'hillips had tried to cut his thro.ul with the knife, but had tailed becau-e of its extreme dullness. It w as found, cov ered w itli blood, on the floor. It is an ordinary, cheap, one bladed affair, with a black, wooden handle. The jail and tlie prisoners were all tlior- .,... till k,rll.ul M.til . a ...I mi, !,.. Ilia . .,. -.u.v...-. kJu... A. ... .I.i..l,l. III... a knife was fount! .iruint lhe iilnr-e. The pOs- instrument was undoubted!) obtained session of b) l'hillip- W HILI. AT THE M XX nit's OFFICE jesterda) afternoon. It was evident that he had procured it for suicidal purposes, for as he entered the I jail on his return from Ins trial, lie told Sheriff Hakers daughter that lie was going to kill himself at the first op portutiity. It is certain that having failed with the knife last l.iglit, Phillips tied the severed and twisted sheet to the bars, fast ened it about his blood) neck and sTlTrfcll OH THE I1H. He had probabl) hung about two minute beforehe was cut down. A short tune longer would have finished him. Dr. S. D. Miranda, the jail ph)slcian. was summoned promptly. He tripi "Hi the unconscious- Phillips to the waist and beat and slapped his naked chest with wet tow els, until circulation and respiration w ere restored and tlie man returned to con sciousness. Turnkey Smith then walked him backwards and forwards along the corridors until he was restored. The hang ing resulted in no injury to the neck or spine, and Phillips will undoubted!) recover from tlie effects of the attempt. He was released from jail last Friday, having just completed a sixty dajs' sen tence and was back again b) night. The soul of liveliness during the former sta), he has been mood) and despondent since his recent imprisonment. The binding over to court ) e-terday finished him. Phillips Is general!) known as "I).," but Ids correct name is Eduard A. He is a painter by trade and a member of the tirin of Phillip-, West A. Davidson, the latter being the part) now in jail with him. Phil lips comes of a good famil) and might do well in life but for his thorough worthless ness and tendency to dissipation. It is un derstood that Ids father will .now bail him out of jail. The Jlt-partiuenl Kncauiiiiient. The members of Mitchell post. No. -Ci, (J. A. H , of this cit), are becoming seri ous!) workesl up about tlie forthcoming de partment encampment to be held In Spring fic Id siime time iu April. Ow ing to tlie fact that Department Commander Conger is in Eurojie, no date for the encampment can be fixed, and this dela) is not onl) anno) ing but detrimental. Ev er) da) letters are be ing received from posts throughout Ohio, asking about tlie arrangements for securing accommodations. It is impossible to au sw er tho-e and other communication- deii nitcl). and the absence of a settled date is a great inconvenient e. A Kapiil Hun. Pan Handle train o. 0, due here at lO.iO a. in , made an extraordinar) rapid run from Yellow Springs this morning. The the train w as in the charge of Conductor A I. Thomas, and was drawn by engine No. :0". with Nat Collins at the throttle. The) left Yellow Springs at 10.09 o'clock and -topped between Market and Center streets at 10.1s, having made the ten-mile run iu nine minutes. hose next? Krourgett XV ith Diphtheria. Tlie seven-) ear-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Guinaii, of Front street, who died Sunda) morning of diphtheria, was burled )csttrda) afternoon. Their little daughter agisl live )ears, died of the same dread dis ease about two da) s ago, and their onl) re maining child, about two ear- old has the disease, also. Ulivf, llranch. There will be a special committee meeting held in the hall over Burns A- I.atferD's grocery Thursday evening, to which every member of Olive Branch commander)' is not only invited but urgent!) requested to attend. SEEN BY A SPRINCFIELDER. Mr. A XI. Crulher-'s Impression of I oh A-ele, California A Matter if xluih Intercut. I-a-t ,liil) .Mr A M Crothers, a promi nent and sub-t intial business man of this cit), wl o for jears hid lieen a conspicuous figure in tlie commtrchl circles of Spring field, removed with Ins jonng wife for mer!) Miss Stella I!i id to I.os Angeles, California, to take up hi- permanent resi dence. Since tint time -eviral tonrlutiiig rejmrts have been receiv ed as to how "Mil." as he was populirl) known, was pleaseJ with I.os Angeles and the Pacific slope gen eral!). Some of these rumor- intimated that he w as ahead j sick of the place and thought strong!) of coining bvek. Some extracts from a private litter from Mr. Cro thers to a friend here, receiv ed last w eek.w ill not onl) effectuall) settle this point forever, but will bo of much local interest here, as the impressions of a keen, observant, well traveled Springfielder concerning a place about which there is much diver-e com ment. Jlr. Crothers sa)s In his letter: Without doubt this is the grandest place to live I ever saw, and as vou perhans kiinn I hive been around some. We have no blue blue Mondavs, or rainy, gloom) da) s here. Tin re has not been one day since we came that the sun did not shine, and only three da)s In which we had any rain at all, and then but a few hours at a time. Anydayjou can see thousands and tliousinds of rose- and all kinds of flowers right out in bloom in the yard, with no protection, i ins. i Know, is hard for )ou to realize, but no harder tli m for us to realize that Ohio is w rapped m the snow and ice of a bitter llucke)e winter. And just let me sav right litre In answer to an) thing ) on ma) have heard about me. that I am more than pleased with this grand country and have never for one moment re gretted in) coming here or wished 1 was back in Springfield to live. Tlie Springfield piin-rs were badlv off when the) intimated that I was disappointed in California, for, as I said, I have been much better pleased than I dared even hope. Of cour-e )ou know that I am not n mv old line, but In the commission business. When I left Springheld and after I came here in) intention was to go into my old business. Hut after spending weeks In looking for. i -tore-room, and being disap pointed in gc tting a new one promised me when I was here iu tlie spring, prnsiectuig. i saw inai ii was useless to attempt to oneu a store here before Cliristm n, and so had to give up in) plans and I a ure )ou it was no eas) thing to do and look up some other business. Hut I finall) entered the commission trade and am doing well. This is an extreme!) Inc. co-ahead nlace and does an Immense, amount of business. Of cour-e I find all v er) different here from wnat it is tnek east, ror Instance there are no markets here as there are at home. Tho producers -ell direct to the commission mer chants, or through them, to the public There is one exception to this rule: The vegetables are mosth raised bribe Chinamen and peddled around from house to house ever) da). There are. therefore, xit) few places where vegetables are regu rarly kept, as mo-t ever) one piefer- to get them fre-lieu r) d j) right at their own door. 1 here inu-t beat Iea-t six or seven hundred of the-e wagons, and eich China man has hi- cu-totners. And notliiinr could induce oi.e Celestial to sell to another one's customers. Tlie hold commercial ob ligations most sacred. Some of these Chi namen are ver) well off, have large gardens out ot town, emplov a great nniir other Chinamen and work ever so man) teams of horses. Then so many things aro sold by tlie pound, instead of mea-iire, -uch as apple and potatoes in fact all fruits and nearly all vegetable. Potatoes are called spud, and are all put up in sacks of about one hundred pound-each. They are mo-tly sold b) the sack ami tlie sack Is alva)s thrown in. The) even put coat up Iu a sick here. A- mo-t ier-o:is use a very lit tle, a sack lasts quite awhile. We have bought only two since we came and still hav e some. You know I was alvvavs gone on New York Cit), and this place Is ver) much like it in so man) things. First, there are al wajs so many strangers in town, and the) are of all ii-itlon-ihtit's. Last week there were over a thousand excursionists here, audit was but a little above the average. Then there are six street car lines, two ca ble car lines and two electric street car lines, and all doing a great bu-ine . And talk alwut bulldlnj ' Why, Springfield in her greatest boom never put up one quarter tlie iiuiiiungs tint are going no hero now. and have been ever since we came. It is hard to get an) work done here, for ever) bod) is so rushed. You nev er hear an) body spe-ik of hard times htrt. There is no such thing. Ev er) thing is on the boom. Tlie oera house here is a ver) handsome one much nicer than the Grand in Spring field. The usher- are compelled by the management to wear swallow-tail coats. They are thorough!) "up in their line-." too, and tlie moment tlie) look at) our checks the) know just where) our seats are. Tlie) don't take ) on around to one part of tlie house, then find the) have made a mistake and waltz jou to another, fol low esl b) tlie admiring gaze of ev er) bod v , including tlie drop curtain; or slam )ou into a seat, and when) on have settled )our-elf to enjoy tlie play (and the peanuts) come and ask to see )our check, then smile sweetly ami say "awfully sorr). but )ou are in the wrong-eat. Ana )ou get up red-headed at lea-t I do and mo-e) off to another part of tlie house, revolving vague d)iiamite plots in )our mind. Emma Abbott plajed here a week re cently and had crowded houses ever) night. And la-t week Patti was here one night, single seats, SC to S10. We did not go. as we had teen her east, and did not think the glorious climate would make worth S10 what we had paid SJ tor in Cincinnati. I he Ice cream signs staj up ail the jear round, as also do the door and window screens, for we have flies alwa)s. er) trulv, A. M. CisoTHElts. anotherTmprovement. The 11 isement of the l.iKOlula lli,ue to be Tnnftformeit Into lttiliir Hounis. Immediate stein are to bt taken for an other important improvement of the Lagon da house. Cha-e Stewart. Esq, as attor- ne) for Hon. John W. Bookw alter, will lay a petition before council at tlie regular meeting of tint bod) this (Tue-da) even ing for permission to make an excavation along the entire High street side of the ho tel building, commencing at the comer of Limestone and extending west about one hundred and lift) fe-et. Tlie excavation will be three feet in width, the limit al lowed b) the liw. Mr. Hookw alters purpose is to convert the entire basement of tlie L igouda house I) ing next to High street into business rooms similar to tho-e seen in so man) large cities. The) will have glass fronts. and communicate with tlie pavement b) stalrw av s de-ct iiding at iuterv als. An iron railing will separite the pivement from the depressed space from w Inch the rooms will be lighted. It is understood that it is purposed to put in a large restaurant and dining h ill, similar in general elfect to the celebrated "dalr) lunches" of Chicago. Mr. Bookwalter has other Important lm proveim nt- iu eonteinpl ition which cannot be published )et. Director lliiittien.ctieiu Detained at Home I) n sick Chilli. There wa- no meeting of tlie Orpheus so ciet) la-t (Moncla)) evening, tlie occasion of the regular wee kl) session. The society as-dnbles! at Temperance hall, according to arrangement, but word was received from Director Blumerscheln that he could not be present, uemg uet.itneci at his home at lia) ton by a ver) -Ick chhd. The members of tlie Orpheus society and Mr. llluinensclieln's man) other friends In this city unite in the hope that his little one may speedily recover. NOT ACCEPTED. Superintendent White's Resignation Ee- ferred to the Teachers' Committee Tor One Week. Temporary ArraiiKcnients Mail for 1'er forming the Srlio.il XVurk I'ortrnlt of Superintendent X liite to be I'nli. linhiMl In the Vniiuil Keiiort. fchool board met In special session last night with President Ixirenz in the chair. Tho-e present w ere Heck, Hell, Ilrigliain, Hums, Coles, Cornor, Cox, Hohlen, Kearns. Kelle), Miller, Morrow, Pence, Kidgel), hhriiupf, Tro) and the president, Martin dell being the onl) member absent. Iuthelobb) were st-eu Principals Weir, of the Centril; Pearce, of the Eastern, Keese-cktr. of the Clifton street; ack la) Ior, ot tlie Pearl street; Mr. I) iv idsoii. of the High school, Profes-or Ho-kin-ou, of Wittenberg college, and other", among them several candidates tor tlie soon to be vacant siierintendenc). The president brie tly stated that the ob ject of the meeting, . the members w ere well aware, was for tlie ptirpo-e of hearing the reading of the unexpected LbTTLIt OF IIFsIciNATIOV of Superintendent White, which was in the hands of the clerk, who would read it. The clerk then read the letter, w hich has already been published in full In the I1k- i'L'BMC. Mr. Beck moved that the resignation be referred back to the committee on teachers, to report at the next meeting, which was carried without any opposition. Mr. Morrow moved that a committee of five, with the president as chairman, be ap- poinbsl to take charge of the schools, until a superintendent Is selected, to attend to sucli matters as could not be properly de ferred to await a successor; and that the principals be requireel to report at each meeting of the board. The president stated that It was a very Important matter, ami he hoped the -members would call on the principals present to express their views on the subject. Professor Davidson, being called on, stattsl that, as was well known, he was not a principal and should not say an) thing. Hut being further pressed, he sai.i he thought the principals of the several build ings could manage the schools very well, temporarily. Mr. Weir, in response to a call, said that there was one matter that would demand Immediate attention name!), the spring examinations which are now on!) about one month awa). He said it was generail) customary to begin the exatnin ition in reading at about this time. Matters of discipline and other minor questions could be attended to by the principals in their re spective schools. Principals Keesecker nnd Pearce also spoke in the same tenor. The former called attention especially to the fact that many nevv scholars enter iu tho spring and should le prov Ided for. The motion was finally put and prevailed linanlmousl). The president stated that he would announce the committee later in the meeting. Mr. Keck moved tint all questions that would have been reported to the superinten dent, be reported to the l'IUCII'ALs OF THE ISBprFCTITB IllTILIl Icl. Mr. Morrow wanted to know w hat the committee was to do then. The motion prevailed. Mr. Miller, of the committee on teachers, stated that a meeting of the committee was held Saturday evening to arrange for the otveniug of the new Pearl street house. He could only say that a committee, i-onsist-Ing of tlie president of the bonl, Mr. "Ve!r. of the Central, and Mr. A. E. Ta) lor. of. the Western, was appointed to attend to the opening. The president called upon Jlr. Weir for a report, who read the following: To the Hoard of Kdueatlon Gentleme.x: I'ncler the direction of the president of the board, anil w ith the as sistance of the principal of the building, the new Pearl street school w as opened w ith the following teachers In charge: 7. Taylor, principal. In cliaree ot C grammar Miss Kva llelo, In charge of I) grammar. Mrs. Lizzie Forrest, la rh are of A primary Miss Alice limner. In charge of 11 primary. .Miss Agnes Ilraley. In charge of C primary. Miss Itesile Wright, In ch irge of I) primary. Miss AnnaCarr, In charge ot I) primary. Tre pupils drawn from tlie Clifton street and southern schools were In the following numbers assigned to their respective grades: Pupils Clifton. Southern. C Grammar JO is li V . .37 a 14 A Primary ii lu 9 U W 19 15 0 " . 41 .' 19 D " (advanced) ii 19 6 I " llower .8 il 24 Totals 2M 131 99 Subject to the action of the board Miss E. L. Miissy, of C Grammar Grade Central school was directed (tomorrow) to take charge of D Grammar Pearl street school and Miss Eva Delo. of D Grammar Pearl street to the C Grammar Central school. Through the kindness of the Clifton street teachers, a cop) of their d illy pro gramme and tne wore assigned for the month of February in the different grades was furnished to tlie IVarNtreet corps. Kespectfully submitted. W. II. Weik. Mr. Burns moved to endorse the action of the committee, which was done. Mr. Burns stated that inasmuch as the annual report avould be issued in a -hort time, and as this would probably he tlie last rejKirt which Supt. White woald be connected with, and on account of his hav ing filled the position so long and faithfully, lie therefore moved that a l'OKTKAIT of i it. white be inserted In the forthcoming report as a frontispiece. Carried unanimously on a call of the roll. The president stated that it was necessa ry to hav e some one attend to Professor White's office, and that Professor Weir had kindly attended to it so far. Mr. Bell moved tint Professor Weir at tend to the superintendent's office. Mr. Miller moved as an amendment that tlie president, w ho would be chairman of the committee alreadv prov Ided for, be in structed to occup) the room. The president aske-d that the amendment be withdrawn, but tlie mover, seconder and other members Insisted on the amendment being put. A great deal of sparring and mivstiiei. snow xctiox followed, the president still insisting that the amendment was not proper. He finall) put the original motion, winch received one afllrmativ e v ote, and was quickly declared carritsi without putting the negative. This rev olutlonao action on the part of the president did not go dow n well xx ith the members, and they refused to proceed with business until the amendment was voted on. The clerk finall) put the question, which receivcHl but one negative vote that of the president. It was declared carried, though no vote was taken on the motion as amended. Mr. Kidgely inovtsl that the committee on buildings and repairs be Instructed to secure lumber necessary to lay some walks around the Pearl street buildlm:, which was car ried. Mr. Burns moved that Mr. Weir be re quested to continue tlie proof reading on tlie annual report, which he h id kind!) done so far, and that the thanks of the board be extended him. Carried. Mr. Kidgely called attention to another matter in the hands of the clerk, w ho read a communication from Jas. S. Port? by his attorney, J. K. Mower, noticing the board not to pay any money to S. S. Ta) lor on hU lien. After explanations by the clerk. who had consulted the city solicitor on the subject, the motion prev ailed to reconsider the vote by which Mr. Portz's last estimate was passed, one week ago. The estimate w as then reduced by SJ-"0, the amount in di-pute, and repassed. Mr. Coles, of the committee on supplies stated that he had the bids for clocks for tlie Pearl street building, and re ommended that tlie bid of (' C Fried, being tlie low est, lie accepted. Flit- one adopted is an en:ht-da) clock, with 10 Inch octagon rose wood or mahogaii), at Si 90 each, and is warranted tor one )earand is to be hung in plice Motion prev ailed. The bill of M)ers A. Lafferty for S-Hi 1 was allowed The president, with the aid of the mem bers, made up the committee to act ill the superintendent's place as follows Ixirenz. Morrow, Miller, Coles and Heck. The board then adjourned AMUSEMENTS. Kenilall'n X Pair r Kul," Ijt Mtlit llllinl Ton.' I -light OfT' IIiKxiinan Illiml J.Ilr l-athllmtera. A large audience, chietl) located In tl e upper parts of the house, witne ed Ezra V. Kendall in "A Pair of Kids" at the Grand Kst night. Judging b) the constant uproar of laughter and applause, which at time- became deafening, the show must have given ample satisfiction. It is a little more, however, than a succession of clever specialties, strung upon a slender thread of a plot and combining a continuous perform ance Insteail ot being chopped up Into turns" like the average xanety show There is no connection between the ninr of the pla) and the piece it-elf. Ezra Ken dall as Jiles Hutton was ver) clever, and showed him-elf a bright and apt eccentric comedian. His part alone did not degen erate Into burlesque during the perform ance. The people of the company are ex cellent. Arthur Dunn as Flip, the waiter was excellent, his fun being of tlie Snigg- t)peln the "Bunch of Ke)s" He is one of tlie very best eccentric dancers ever -een In Springfield. E. H Fitz andKathr)n Web-ter are an excellent musical team, and the rest of the characters were acceptable. the play will De repeated tonight. "A MOIITOFF." One of the greatest comedies that has ever been produced In apnngneld, "A Night Off." will be given at Black's opera house on Thursday night, rebruary 10 It is a pure, sparkling comedy, irre-t-tabl) funny, and delightful;, fresh and new The company producing It ls composed of some of the clevere-t comedy artists In the profession. The Cincinnati Enquirer says: 'A .Night Off is one of the greatest hits of the season, and certainly no performance evei produced more genuine laughter than did its first production at Havliu's last night. The audience was a splendid one. and largely made up of the best people iu the city. The play, good as it was, offered no surprise, for "A Night Off has long held first place among theater-goers. HI.IND TOM. The famous colored pianist. Blind Tom, will appear at Black's opera house tomor row (Wednesday evening. The Public Lcilger sa) s of hun and his performance. "Many professors of great eminence have been ready after listening to him, to declare that they would nev er touch the piano again. What he has done in public n the way of pla) Ing the most difficult pieces after hearing them but once, and with a perfection that ) ears of practice could not usually apply, are known to all lovers of music His clapping-at his own perform ances, and glee at each new feat, now show the simplicity of his nature." J0LL1 rxTHFINDUls. On Friday and Saturday evenings, Feb. 11 andU, Kentfrovv's "Jolly Pathfinders'' wlU be at Black's opera house. The Glolic DemtcraU of St. Louis, a) s: "The comedy company now at the Stand ard theater, advertised as The Pathfind ers,' have in their 'cast' a lad. Frank Jones, who does a girl act, with songs and imitations. He is really a prodigy and the star of the company. The Itentfrow s. Miss Jasper and James Green are clever people. who do a great deal of really taking work. The audiences they attract are large and demonstrative." HOODMAV BLIND. Hoodman Blind w ill be presented at the Grand on Friday and Saturday, Feb. Hand 1.'. with grand matinee at 2 p. m. Siturday afternoon for ladles and children with mag nificent scenery, mechanical effects and a phenomenal metropolitan cast, including Me-srs. Bradshaw and Ilorniiu-, who have receiv tsl from Mr. Wilson Barrett tlie sole and exclusive right to present in this cit) the above named London and New- York success. "Hooduiin Blind" is the best literary production lately transpired from the English to the American stage, and the best t)pical drama )et written by Uenr) A. Jones (author of the Silver King) and Wilson BarretMhe great English actor. Most of the world know b) tills time that "Hoodman Blind" is the name used In Hamlet, for the old time sport of our bo) hood Bltndman's Buff. It Ls very appro priately applied to this play, for tlie hero is sent grooping through the mimicry of the scene with a bandage over his moral vision" He believes Ins wife to be foul as the bot tomless pit. She is indeed as pure as the driven snow. The plot Is intricate, but not unnatural!) so, and in the elucidation of the story a great deal cf poetic sentiment is woven in and is sustained in interest until the curtain falls on the reunited and happy lovers. Seats are now on sale at Harris's cigai store. Two Amateur -trlnRl! lit Uamonttl n .XntliMrh College. Two young Springfield bloods went b Yellow Springs lat night, to call on then girls, but failing to accomplish this purpose, resolved to put In the evening with a visit to staid old Antioch college. They carriei out the Idea and represented .to the facultv that the) vv ished to enter the institution a students. They were treated vv ith the con -deration which this statement demanded and the professors trotted up and down the four flights of stairs, showing tlie bo)s th rooms and arranging with them a course ot study, etc The bo)s were to enter the "prep." department They made this and that objection to the rooms one was too high, another poorly lighted, and so on and finally made thetr e-cape ju-t as a ro dent became apparent to their ciccrotits. It was a hlghl) humorous and creditable performance throughout and the bo) s are such funny fellows. In a Quandary. The people of the St. John's German Lutheran church, located at the comer of Fi-lier and Columbia streets, are in a ijuan dary. Miss Margaret ZUcliler, who died last summer, bequeathed 52,000 to the church on condition that the money should be devoted to a new church. For some time the project of building a new church has been underconslderation by the congre gation, but tlie plans hive not )et been brought to maturity. The congregation does not wish to permit Miss Zischler's mu nificent bequest to be lost to them, but at the sxme time they are not prepared to pro cislvvith the erection of a new church. Hence, they are In a quandary. Montlilj .Meeting. Methodist Protestant church monthly meeting ten. 9. Kev. (J. S. F.vatis. treas urer board of ehurch extension, will be present to make encouraging reports, and organize methods for the easy and early pa) ment of the vv hole church debt. A full attendance of the members and officiary urgently requested. W. J. Finley. Tastor. 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