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Weather's on your Side
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
half hose today,
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
Scotch caps, stock still rea
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
Springfield's Only One Price
25 and 27 West Main Street.
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Will And these forms at the
BUTTERICK PATTERN OFFICE,
Xo. IS S. Limestone St.
N. E. C. WHITNEY,
Solicitor of American and Foreign
W ILL ri TEXT MATT IRS-
Room 5 Arcade Building,
Ilranrh trrarlt: Washington, D.C.;
ion. Eu., Paris, France.
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
-Roomi In Buckingham'! nulldlng.OTert
M-Murpby 2 JJro.'f Store-
pelil attention gtrea to the preferring o
OUT OF BONDAGE.
A Colored Man. a Slave Since the War,
Learns That He is Entitled
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.
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
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
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)
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.
Inipurtnnt XleelKiiin iu
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
An I'uknoHu Mi-treaul Urm into a I'ait
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Funeral or MIm Carrie K. Mmalley tin
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
the one so dearl) loved by all w ho knew
,, ,,... . 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
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
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.
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
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
"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
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
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
of the double attempt were piled in the hall
of the jail toda), and told the story most
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.
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
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
SEEN BY A SPRINCFIELDER.
Mr. A XI. Crulher-'s Impression of I oh
A-ele, California A Matter if xluih
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
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.
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.
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
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-
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,
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
'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.
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."
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
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
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
Two Amateur -trlnRl! lit Uamonttl n
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.
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.
Aaoclate Charities, r Uth XTaril.
There will be a meeting next Thurslay
afternoon at 3 o'clock, for the purpose of
receiving reports from visiting committees,
at 141 outli Yellow Springs street. Let
there be a full attendance. By order of,
Mns. E. M. AniiooxsT, President.
Chamberlain has made overtures to the
KicoKu croiters to lead their cause.
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