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Rainor suon followe J ty fair
neither cold waie.
Sl'RlNGFiri-D, O., )
February 11, 1SS7. J
Whether the need be much
or little there is every good
reason for coming to first
hands for supply.
Offers greater inducements at
all times to cash and one price
buyers than is possible for or
dinary clothing merchants to
offer from the advantage of
manufacturing their own
stocks, large purchase trans
actions and the like but, at
this particular bctween-season
time, when the want is likely
to be a single garment, there
are chances to purchase
among the odd stock turned
loose since inventory. Sepa
arate pants, coats, vests, suits,
overcoats, etc., for so small
amount of money as to blot
out all doubt as to time and
place for buying.
Our pantaloon stock is al
most daily receiving additions
of fresh stock from our factory
and today presents a look of
completeness not everywhere
With our best foot forward
on pants stock, variety, pat
terns, shape, making and
prices right we ought to
capture every man that wears
pants within sound ol this
The same might be said of
children's knee pant suits.
We snap the whip over
greater variety, more to see,
lesser prices, stronger sewing
than is possible to find out
side of the
Springfield's Original and
Only Strictly One Price
Clothiers, 25 and 27 West
Main Street.
Home ltrand String Ileitis,
Hime Hrantl Lima Deans.
Th'be-t 20o Canned Pearlies in the city
for the money. .V full line of all other
Canned Goods at low prices. Triumph
Aspanuru-, hr-t iuallty, warranted to be as
fine as any ever jiacked.
IlifVwar.it i'ionr, strictly pure.
Maple Syrup, ttralgr'itgools.
ItestCIorer Honey. 20jp;r piund.
Celebrated Pioneer Itrand Oysters.
Freah Fish and Poultry.
Trrr Delivery. Telephone 43.
Attorney and Expert
TCooiii Ai-iul l$iiilliiijr
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
JWRooras in Buckingham's Buliaine.oTer J
costal attention Wen tu the preserving o
nt(tr t'h
No. 9) E. Main Street.
Passes or Reduced Rates to Othere Than
Bona Fide Railway Employes Shut
Out Under Its Provisions.
1'itmlllo of llallnn) i:mpliij.
piifr.Mm, Hotel Mm niul Tlifittrlcnl
l'roplr Out in the Old-Mnrm
at Clilrniiii l.mn Iloun.
Br the Associated Press
Milwavkki, Kelt U. Cieneral P.issen
Rer AReiit Can-enter, of tlie St. Paul rail
road, lias sent a circular to all patenter
agents saj ing: "The inter Mate commerce
law, which coos Into effeet March 31, I""?,
forbids the K-ue of paw-. 01 the making of
reduced rate-, to other than bona tide rail
road employes, (except as iiutnl Hw ).
Therefore, from this date jou will not i--uo
nor recommend the i lie of annual, season,
trip or mileage passes or half-fare iermits,
to any person, on any account. who doe
not come under the head of railroad eiu
plojCN (except a statrd below I. toi an
IHTiod be ond March :tl -t. IssT." Tin
coLsoiI families of railmad i-mploje-: al-o
newspapermen, hotel men and theatrical
people, etc
Ilallrunil sn,i.li-iip.
Ci.lvll'ami, Keb. II. A bad railroad
Mtia-h-up oecurred this morningat I o'clock
on the Cleveland and Tilt-burg railroad,
ju-t .-outh of the city limit-. A bridge
gate way under an express train. I.uckil
iiolixe-werelo-t. The night c pre left
on time, with baggage car, eare car,
-nioker and one pa enger eoaih and -hs--er.
The bridge was iron, about -ixty feet
long and eighteen feet aboi e the .iter. Iti--uppo-eil
that the flood undermined the abut
ments. The baggage and evpre ;.ir- went
oer the shaky structure without accident,
ami the -moking-car had onlj got fairly on
the bridge w hen It w ent dow n. The en
gine was going ery cautiously on account
of the flooded condition of the countrj.
Only one pas-enger and a brakemau were
in the -iiioker, and they got out safe! j.
Haggage Master John Vleiinj was-eriou-ly
cut about the head. Mr. Venney i- an im
jHirtant witness to the unraught murderers
of Detecthe Hulligan. Not much damage
was done out-ide of the injury to the smoking-car
and the bridge.
Ordered Out. I.ut IHilnl Cn.
N'kw Yor.K. Feb. 11. The order calling
on engineer-, employed on steam-hip-and
railroad piers to go on a strike, -o far a
piers of river front.- are concerned. pro ed
a dead letter. There i- not a single in
stance where stationary engineer- had quit
work. At the breweries all theemplnje
are at w ork, and the men -tated that the
jxisititely refu-ed to obey the onler to stop
work and join the annv of strikers.
Linen llimn.
Chicago. Feb. II. A driving sleet ami
snow- storm continued all la-t night. This
morning the temperature was twenty de
grees above zero, with a -trong wind. I he
telegranh wires are working badly in all di
rections. Gone lint.
Chicago. Feb. 11. A special to the
InteMicoiH from St. Louis saj-: The St.
Ixmis ball club goes out of ei-tence, the
franchise ha ing been sold to Kansas City.
BMlroncI "Man Ilrad.
Cincinnati, Feb. 11. Mr. J. F. Dun
nil, local pas-enger agent of the Iialtimore
& Ohio railroad, d.ed this morning lrom
Bennett, the Inflrninr) Tiller, hhouing l',
a ItHfl Ilcufil.
Chief Walker not only recovered all of
the tools stolen from the infirmary b 'm.
Uenuett, an inmate, as mentioned j e-ter-
day. but fonnd quite a number of other
tools, as well as an overcoat, belonging to
a fellow inmate named John Ityan. The-e
were all found in the coal hou-e at David
KuckerS on John street, wliere Ilennett
him-elf wassecurol ve-terdav. On ex
amining Bennett's bed at the Infirmary a
number of shirts were found. The man
had evidently been engaged in a -v-teniatic
-cheme of pettv thieving. Hi-manner of
gaining admittance to the intinnar wa-
pcculiar. lie went to Dr. Morri-on and
repre-entrd that lie had had several rib-
broken four j ear-ago anil wa- unable to
work. One of the member-of the board
was particularly urgent that he wa- worthv
of admi-sion and - he got in. onlv to de
vote him-elf to the-e criminal ojieration
After being arre-ted he took ocea-ion to
give ihe chief a -lap sipiare in the face, for
which offence he was promptly knocked
down. The ollicer carried a big upper lip
yesterday evening a- a con-eiiuence.
Matrimonial Aiiixiunteiiient.
The following invitation was promul
gated today:
Me. ad Mr- C. Alt-chi l
Requt t!i pleasure nl jour com
pauy at the marriage vt
: their daughter.
' Sunday evening. FebruaryTth. 1-57. .
: Xo.)MonumentScuare.
Spring&eld, Ohio.
s 00 r. n.
The groom i- a prominent joung busines
mau of Xenia.
situlrti Pine Tultacru Kotinil.
A gunny sack, tilled with plug tobacco,
wa-di-covered thi- (Fridav) morning, b
Clarence M. Miller, in the rear of the
carjienter -hop of hi- father. Ii. 15. Miller,
on we-t Jetfer-on -treet. The tobacco wa
secreted under some board- in the lumber
shed. There w as about twentv pound-of
tobacco in the sack and it wa- heaped care
lessly in as though the thieve- had emptied
several caddies. Mo-t of the plug was ot
the "Dewdrop" brand. It wa- taken to
police headquarter-, where it will melt like
the conventional dewilrop.
For Carrying Conreale,! Veai(in-.
Jack Weitzel got into a wordy conte-t at
the dance at the wigwam la-t night, and
was rejKirted to have a op in his jm-scs--ion.
Being rather a daugerou- citizen at
be-t,hewas gathered in by the officers
and a double-action bull-dog revolver being
found on hi- person, he was waltzed down
to the jail and locked up.
Dliorre l'etttlou.
Harvey Johnson, by hi-attorney. W. S.
Xewberrv, this atternoou tiled a etition
for divorce from hi- wife for wilful ab-eiiee
for more than three v ears la-t p-i-t. The
pnrtie- are eoloreii and were married at
Covington, Ky., in Ih.a.
The iiin-ic at Black'- la-t night, incident
to the performance of "A Night Off" wa
most admirable. Manager Waldinan did
the handsome thing by "putting up" for an
orchestra of ten pieces. The "cue" music
and the overture notably the "Krminie"
selection, were magnificently done. The
latter w as encored.
Married. On the evening of the 10th
in-L. by the Hev. Dr. Ootvvald, Mr. Adolph
Keebe and Miss Rebecca J. Bowles, both of
t lis city.
-ermiil Se..in Ft(rty-lntli Concrr-..
W v-iu.MiTo.v, Feb. 10. Skn te. The
presidiug ollicer pre-cnteii "Itesolutions of
a joint convention of the houses of the lien
end A embly of Indiara" (Itepublieaii
memlM'r-) protesting against the validitv of
the election of David Turpie as United
State- senator, which was referred to the
committee on privilege- and elections; al-o
a me age from the hou-e of representa
tives with a sub-titute for the senate
Cliine-e indemnity bill.
Mr. llutler presented resolution of the
New York chamber of commerce heartily
indor-itig the proposal of an immediate
and IilMral appropriation to exixslite the
completion of the Charle-ton haibor jetties.
Referred to the committee on commerce.
Mr. Hale, from the committee on naval
affair.. reorted back the bill for the pur
chase of John Krics-on's De-trover, and
it was referred to the committee on appropriation-.
The senate then resumed consideration
of the house bill relating to) the importing
ami landing of mackerel caught during the
-pawning -ea-on.
Mr. Miller moved to amend by making
the bill take effect on July 1. in-tead of
March. l3s. Rejected. The bill w a-then
pas-ed- eas SI, najs II.
The senate then resumed the considera
tion of the liids Teiihantepse bill, and wa
addre I bv ilr. Gibson In -upimrt of it.
He favored all attempts to pierce the isth
mus but con-ldered the tiending proposi
tion a-the mo-t feasible in all respects. The
oieniiig of the Nicaragua route would
-implj invite an i ue with France, F.ng
laml and Spain on the Monroe doctrine.
(ireat Hritain would be more likel) to defer i
to the wi-h of the United States in relation
to a route through tin Republic of Mexico
than in relation to a route over which i
Ireat Hritain claimed a certain sovereigntj ,
He had no particular fear of the British j
lion. If treated proper) that animal wa
a peaceable one. He proposed to legi '
late on this question w ithout reference to
any re-ciitments that might still linger m
the minds of some against (Ireit Britain.
The people of the United States and (ireat ,
Britain understood that whenever an '
American right was invaded the United
States were (in the language of John C.
Calhoun) one and insecarable.
Mr. Hoar also spoke in favor of the bill;
but before lie concluded his speech, the
senate adjourned.
On motion of Mr. Thomas (111.). Wed
nesday next was set aside for the delivery
of eulogies on the late Senator Logan.
The house then went into committee of
the whole (Mr. Blouutof Georgia in the
chair) on the consular and diplomatic ap
propriation bill.
A bill was pas-ed for the erection of a
public building at Portsmouth. I)., at an
ultimate cost of $00,000. Adjourned.
-rrnml Sen.lon, slxty.s,rlil!i fienrral A
eui!ly. Coi.i-jim-, Feb. 10. Sexatk. Bill
was jiassed as follows: II. Ii. by Jlr. Bar
rett, autohrizing connnissioners under the
one-mile road law to issue bonds to pay
bonded Indebtedness.
Bill-were intriHluced as follows: Mr.
Kemp (by reipiest). reducing the legal rates
of Interest to ." and T per cent; Mr. Eggers i
(1) request), making the term of county ,
recorders expire on the first Mondav in
July in-tead of thetir-t Monday of Jan-'
uary, as now; Mr. Sullivan, regulating the '
practice of veternary medicine or surgery '
in Ohio; Jlr. Fa.-sett. authorizing city conn-
cils to erect gates at railway street crossing-; I
Mr. Ford, providing that cemetery asvcia
tions may receive beiuests; Mr. Cable,
amending section 6.'i9."i so as to authorize
ma or to perf onn marriage ceremonies; i
Mr. Fassett, tixlng the term of mine in-1
spoctor at tliree insteaii of four ears. I
Hoi-k. The following bills were Intro-'
duced on leave: Mr. McKeever. to better
regulate the listing of personalty anil
realty for taxation; Mr. Beatty, to amend
-trtiou 540 so as to reduce fees of probate ,
judges about 25 per cent.
The Oltl llunieatead,' Denmaii
iMin. w Play, tli Work ,f C
C.. liar- i
grr, Jr., of Till. I'lly.
It will be profoundly interesting to the
legion of theater-goers and amu-ement-lov-1
er- of Springfield to learn that "The Old
Home-lead," Denman Thompson'- new ,
plav, which is having such a successful run I
in New York city at the Fourteenth Street '
Theater, is the
Such it really is. The author of the plav i- '
Mr. C (i llaiger. jr.. the general agent of
the Equitable Life Insurance association,
room 2. I tool; waiter building, this city.
Mr. Hargerisa oung man ot pronounced
literary talents and culture. It will le re- i
ineinbereil that on New Year's day he iued
a litrte iioem of such striking meter, such '
qiiaintness and real literary merit that it .
attracted immediate attention all over town i
and got Into most of the city paiers Mr. I
1 larger came to Springfield about six months ,
ago. from Canton, Ohio, where lie wa- gen
eral manager of the Aultmau .t Co. '
Mr. Harger wrote "The Old Homestead"
in ju-t eighty hour- not consecutive!
hours of course and it was accepted bv
Thomp-on several years ago. but was not
produced until nvently. It has made a
wonderful hit in New York City, and is'
one of the greatt-st succe e- of the season
in the metrojiolis. The current number of
that ,
pi:ki:i.ks ihivvatic AnnoitiTv,
the New York .lfirror. refers to Its "unex
ampled pro-perity." Our fellow-citizen i
to be congratulated uimui his worlc.
something About the New Pan Handle
Watch lii.pectlun Order.
The Kkitiilic recently contained an ac
count of the new order governing the Pan
Handle road, providing for the iu-pection
of the watches of engineer-, conductors, and
train dispatchers. The order is beinglooked
to with Interest by other roads to see how
it will work. The Indianapolis Junrnttl
l.a- the following on the inspection in that
city: "The examination of watches of
conductor- and engineer- on the Chicago,
St. Louis A 1'itt-burg i-progressing slow I.
There are some tliree hundred watches to
lie examined, and about one hundred and
htty have been examined. Fully SO per
cenL are condemned. 1 he idea of the com
pany is to require every man in their em
ploy to have a reliable time-keeper. Some
aiiuiseing incidents connected with the ex
amination are related. One b'g, honest
looking man, who had just been promoted
loan engineers seat, came in the first of the
week. He hail an oid-f&-hioncd watch that
m ght have kept good enought time to run
acountr school on, but certainly wasn't
the kind of a tune-pieee on the accuracy of
which ou would want to trust our life.
When it was condemned the man took it
good-naturedly. "If it isn't reliable.' said
lie, 'I don't want it, I run as much risk as
the passengers do.' That man I- now the
ki essor of one of the finest watches on
the road. Another man. who had ju-t
been given charge of an engine, dropped in
a couple of da-ago. "I want my watch
right,' lie -aid, 'because for the past two
ear- 1 have been tiring for a man who wa--n
careless aliout his time-piece that i lived
In a tort of erietual fear. He had an old
Waterburv and he alwas carried It in his
pants pocket.' The movement of the I'.m
Handle i-something of an exiH-nment. If
it is successful it will in all probability be
adopted by all the other roadsof the Penns
ylvania system.
VV'Htdi Molen.
Bessie Williams, an inmate of Mag. Me-
Alpiu's house of prostitution on west Main
stris't. refuted to the police last night that
her gold watch had been stolen. The watch
cost her originally S30 or S35.
Rounded Periods Elucidates His
His Views of tha Vexing
Tariff Question.
Kenre-t'iitntllr Fanner. In Attrntlauc
at tilt Iii.tltillts-llow Tliry Stand a.
to tlie Protection Problem Frt
lay Morning. Ne.um.
Thursday afternoon the Farmers' Insti
tute convened at 1:H0, with a large aiidi
ence, embracing many city ieople, in at
tendance. The large room was almost
picked, a considerable nmiiber being una
ble to -ecure seats. The announcement
tint Hon. John Q. Smith, of Clinton coun
ty, would lie present and deliver an address
on the tariff que-tion, made this the best
attended ses-ion of the in-titute, as ilr.
femitli is noted as being an expert and elo
quent exponent of the principles of free
After a delightfully rendered piano duet
! the Misses Mellinger, daughters of John
Mellinger, the orator of the afternoon was
Introduced, with the statement that his
subject would be "How are the Fanner.
Mechanic and Wageworker Affected by the
rro-eiit lanlt V
The follow ing is a brief ab-tract of Mr.
Smith's lengthy but undeniably brilliant
add re--:
Some lhirt-tive jeais ago Horace Orce-
ley. in -pe.aking of the concentration of
capital, expressed an opinion that in a cer
tain small area in London there was a
jHivver unequalled by that found within the
lioiindaries of any 1,000 square miles on
the face of the globe; and that mwer wa
trail-united to and held liy its os-eors
simplv and solely through their concentra
tion, or conciliation of capital, and not
leeau-e tli wealth repie-entetl in that lim
ited area was greater than that in any 1,000
square miles ot theglolie's surface.
What was then noticeable in London
and noticeable only as an exception an
aggrandizement of the tew at the expense
of the many is Way a curse In our own
land, brought intoexlstenceand fostered by
Ol 1' TAIilFK I.AW-.
I doubt if a protective tariff law was
ever honestly and legitimately pas-ed. Said
Senator Crimes, of Iowa, iii IN37. in re
ferring to the pa age of a protective tariff
bill: "There were not three men in the
senate who-e honest convictions were
for the bill." "Large
sums of money were raised by parties Inter
ested imagine their use of thi- money."
"One senator voted for the
bill Iiecau-e it protected wool, another be
caiise it protected something el-e, but all
condemning it in its entirety." And such
a contest is paid for by the people.
A protective tariff enhances the
piiiri or vi vM f vrri i:m pimmxr-.
It is c-tiniated that the output of -teel rails
this year will reach l.l.OOO.OOO tons. The
duty on steel rails is Sir er ton. and con
sequently the price in this countrj' is SI5
per ton higher than it would be were there
no protective tariff. The tariff tax simply
enables rail manufacturers to sell their
output for S22.000.000 more than foreign
-teel could lie bought for, were the
duty off.
Take pig iron it can be manufactured
here cheaier than in England. Yet, some
weeks ago, a 5L Louis firm purchased
abroad 10.000 tons. The linn, it is repojrt
ed. declared they had the iron delivered,!!!
St. Louis, duty paid, at a price one dollar
a ton Mow the price for whith they could
purcha-e American iron. The duty on pig
iron i ?0 er ton. Thi purcha-e by the
SL Louis linn is evidence conclusive that
pig Iron Is
by at Iea-t as much a- the duty. It is
probable 0,000.000 ton-of pig iron will lie
purchased m this country this year, and the
enhanced price will be S:W,O00.OO0.
Said (ieorgj Steveu-on. "When combi
nations are possible, competition is impos
sible." A great tnith. Our millionaire
manufacturer- of steel rails of plate glas-,
of nails, of cloth, or of what-not, are pro
tected from foreign competition by-stringent
tariff laws; and they have their combina
tions formed wholly and solely for the pur-po-e.
not ot e-tab!i-h!ng the lowest uniform
profitable rate of prices- His-ible for their
product-, but to fix ujion
without entailing foreign coin'tition. "in
lsso," says David A. Wells, "the steel rail
tii-inufai turers actually sold 1,000,000 tons
of steel rails in this country for a price
higher than foreign rails could have been
delivered here, by the exact amount of the
duty 52s a ton." They exacted the full
pound of flesh.
What holds good of steel iails of pig
iron, of plate gla , of nails and of cloth,
also holds good of all other ituortcd dutia
ble products. The price of American product-
i enhanced by ju-t the amount of
the tariff tax. Protection means the ag
grandizement of the few
AT TIIF F.l'i:sL OF Tilt. MANV.
The farmer- of this country forty per
cent, ot the imputation Hs-ess more
wealth than the capitalist who are pro
tected. An unju-t tariff tax may take from
an Individual farmer only a few dollars; it
may put millions into the jHicket of the
man tor who-e welfare it may be imposed
For these rea-on-, and others which might
be named, in all ages of the world, tho-e
who make their living by tilling the -oil.
have sunken into the inferior and degraded
clas-. (i Mieral (iarfield said at one time an
eminent Etigli-li -tate-man had told him
that in England he hail never known a
farm lab rer to ri-e out of the rank in v. hicli
he was biru. That fanner- In this country
will go the -ame way that farmer- in other
countries have gone, is not doubtful, utile
they can be induced to resist the influences
that are already
In the years agone, a larger proportionate
percentage of farmers held offices than to
day. They were our law-makers and our
governors. A long array of statistics prove
that the increase in the wealth of our tann
ers lias been much smaller under a high
pn pective tariff than it was under a
low tax Under the present laws
for the protection of capitalistic
combinations tariff laws the fanner Is
gradually sinking lower and lower. In
lsi;o farmers had just about one-half the
wealth of the country invested in their
wisiiiess. Applied to the increase of that
capital was one-half of all the labor of the
country In twenty years this wealth had
been increased but a little over 84,000,-
How was it with the capital invested in
other kinds of bu-iue during that period '.'
Starting at the same time, with a like
amount of capital and labor, it had in
creasid from lsi',0 to ISM) by more than
-;2.(,O0n,000,000. r or every dollar added to
farming wealth, nearly six dollars were
added to other kinds. If cen-us statistics
are reliable, more than one-half of our
whole national wealth has been made by
the eijilc who were not farming in twenty
between ls.'0 ami 100, there was a markil
increase in the value of Oiiio farming lands;
in the twenty y ears following the increase in
value has been inudi slower.
These reliable statistics prove beyond all
question that something has been wrong.
That the war. and the consequent derange
ment ami depreciation of our currency,
greatly retarded the country's pro-perity.
there is no doubt But why should the-e
thing-have so di-a-trou-Iy affected the
great farming 1 itere-t, while simie other
forms of capital have made such enormous
mi rea-es? We do not a. nine that farm
ing alone ha- suffered; for some, at least,
of the other treat liranclie-of business have
suffered, relatively, even to a greater ex
tent. Prior to lsoo there was no department of
American enterprise regarded with more
favor than
Ol'K OCF.AX sllllM'INn.
Ill magnitude and importance it stood
next to agriculture. It was our pride. Our
protective laws have destroyed it. Why,
in l-s.2, we slilpjicd to Europe b0.000.000
bu-hel- of wheat and not one bu-I.el went
in an American ves-el. And why is it? A
ve el built in this country and costing
51,000,000 ran lie duplicated on the Clyde
for S7.10.000. Our tariff tax makes the
difference; and we cannot go out of the
country to buy a ve ,.l. Did not John
Itoach te-tlfy that our protective laws rela
tive to ocean shipping lo-e the country
more than a billion dollars annually '.'
Till. W.VI.Fs OF LVllOlt
are constantly deci easing, and our bureau
of labor statistics show tint over 1,000,000
men are now out of employment. Why
is tills? Why is it that we find gaunt star
vation in thislandof superabundant plenty?
I answer that an euorinoii-iy high protec
tive tariff 1-mainly responsible.
Between 1S40 and lMil-2 we had a low
tariff, levied aluio-t purely for revenue. It
was in operation during the who'ed -ca-le
between 1S50 and 1S0O. Since 1bi1-2 we
hav e had an
KXoi:ior-i.Y moil "iioThCTiVK taiiiff.
The-o two tierlods are the be-t in our
hi tory to contrast, by comparison of re
sults, the effect of the two systems on the
general public prosperity, or any particular
one of our activ ities.
It is a great mistake to sunpo-e that our
manufacturing industries have mainly
rrior to 1S0O we were manufacturing very
largely and very profitably, as the rapid In
crease in the products clearly proves wool
and cotton, iron and steel, tin, copper, lead,
gold and silver, leather, earthenware, glass,
and, in short, nearly every kind of goods
that arc now manufactured, that were then
kuuan. In use, or in demand. Does not
this fact prove that there is no need of pro
tection for American manufacturers?
The average tariff actually- piid on all
imported dutiable goods la-t year averaged
very nearly 47 per cent. Had w e exchanged
every dollar's worth of our produce that
we could spare for foreign dutiable goods,
we would have had to pay almost 47 per
cent, of their entire value for the
for Use. But if we exchange, as we do.
ihe greater portion of all the products
raised fur American goods, of like charac
ter to dutiable foreign good-, the goods will
come to us at an enhanced co-t of 47 per
cents, not counting increa-ed merchant's
profits. I his is prcd-ely equivalent to be
ing compelled by law to sell S147 worth of
produce for SI0J.
Whatever the sum we are thus com
pelled l.NJl'-TLV TO PAT
for the goods we buy- may be. It is man
ifestly very great, and we have been suffer
ing the iuflictiun of this wrong for a quar
ter of a century. Is it any wonder to a
farmer who will think, that farming wealth
has aluio-t cea-ed to accumulate?
Mr. Smith then spoke at considerable
length of the tariff on wool, tobacco and
whisky. At the conclusion of his argu
ment, an
III which County Coiiuni loner Kawlings,
Hev. W. C. Falconer, Captain Stewart, Mr.
John Hone!!. .Mr. It. M. Seeds, and many
others, tool; an active part.
The institute then adjourned to I'riday
Con.lilemtlnn of the -ten Con.tltution
Postponed Until oieinber Other Mat
ter. The prohibition club met in regular ses
sion last (Thur-dayj night with a good at
tendance present. The special feature for
consideration was the new constitution,
with which the club had been wrestling for
several weeks. It soon developed that
the organization was no nearer a settlement
of the vexed question than two weeks pre
vious, when the la-t whirl was taken at the
-ubject. The e-pecial bone of conten
tion was a- to what jio-itinn the
ladies should occupy in the club.
The di-cu ion became very warm, but the
gordian knot wa-finally cut by the po-t-iwnement
of the entire matter until the first
meeting in November. The club then
joined heartily in singing "Blessed be the
Tie that Binds."
N. P. Bullock. E-q.. of Leon. Iowa, who
was present, was called out ami made quite
a talk on the condition of prohibition in his
state. He is him-elf an ardent temperance
republican, and -ay- that the temperance
jieople there are in that party. Concerning
the prohibition law of Iowa he said he con
sidered it a suece-s. It 1- as effectually en
forced, except in three or four cities as
any law on the statute b.oks. While it is
frequentl violated, it is done so by the
niot irre-iKin-iifle parties w lio jirobably
manage to have a gallon or two of liquor
-hiiqied in, which the hide in out-of-the-way
jilaccs like -table-, caves, cornfields,
etc. In Iowa, he -aid, there are inany
ehildren of eight and ten years of age who
never even -an a satisin.
Mother Stewart, Pre-ident Martin, IL S.
Thomp-on. W. S. Dinwiddle. Thomas I)e
Vitt and others al-o made brief remarks.
A mutton jirevaileil inviting Mr Bullock
toaddre a nuetingof the club an I citi
zens in Temperance hall on Tue-day even
ing, prior to lii- return home, on the gen
eral qiw-tion of irohihition.
Mr. Young rejmitrd that he had received
very differing riturn- relative to the coun
try' dinner to he given in ore week from
next Tue-day. which will be Wa-hinqton'-birtlulay.
An elegant country dinner will
be -erved during the day at 2" cents a
meal, ami in the evening a niu-li ami milk
-upper. Martha Wa-hington social and old
folks' concert will lie the order, with an ad
nii lou ot 2) cents at the door.
II llglitful Surprise Party.
Quite a jileas.int little surprise party as
sembled on Thursday evening at the resi
dence of Mr. William Zittle. comer Factory
and Jeffcr-on -trects, in honor of his niece,
Mi-s Irene Zittle. daughter of Captain II.
Zittle, of Middletown, Frederick county.
Md., who i-on a vi-it toher uncle. The
party brought with them choice refresh
ment- of various kind-, -ueli a- cake, nut-,
etc.. which were served during the even
ing. Euchre idayiin, and the jiojiular
"wan bag game were indulged in as
amusements during the evening, and every
person jire-ent seemed delighted witli the
evening's eiiteitaiiiiiieut. Among those
present were O. A Sehenck and wife, (ieo.
Keafauver and wife. Alva Keafauver and
wife, Mrs. Hebecc.i Toms and daughter
Maggie, Mrs. French Garwood. Miss Carrie
Wachter. Peyton Smeltrer. Howard Smith,
Charles Wachter, lJufus Muitli. Lloyd H.
Ilefniiig of Missouri, and Captain John II.
Zittle of Shepperd-town. W. Va.
Major's Court
number of minor case- were di-po-ed
of by his honor e-terday afternoon. Other
case- were further iHi-tjioned. The fines
of SI and co-ts were imposed upon Win
Stouer. drunk: K. M Elliott, drunk ami
disorderly; Henry Summers, disorderly.
and Frank Conklin. loitering about a tipp
ling hou-e. Eh Clark, arre-titl for drunk
and disorderly, was di-iui ed.
Whole-ale Chicken sle.illng at tuhorn.
Marshal Jiraniiuin, of 0-boni. says that
the chicken thieves have been getting in
their work over in the O-lxirn vicinity in the
last week, over four hundred having been
stolen within a radius of a mile or two.
riiey killed the chicken- right on the -pot.
and. of coui-e, took them to market imme
diately, but whether to Xenia, Springfield,
or Dayton, is unknown.
And Vet she rl,d.
Tuesday evening a black mare belonging
to Kiehaid St. John, engineer at the West
End Malleable shops, threw her rider, St.
John's sou, and ran off, -ince which time
no tiding- have been heard of her. The
mare i- about twelve bauds high, with a
white -pot in the forehead. The boy was
not hurt.
A fine china decorated cup and saucer
given away tree tomorrow at Miller's Ar
cade Tea Store.
And the Young Mm is Wanted for Em
bezzling From the Bride's
Wealthy Papa.
Young Tom H.trrf., Formerly or This
City, In an I'Kly -eriipe at Cin
cinnati A MlnlMer Son
XV ho Isn't Pion.
Thursday's Cincinnati f.'ii'nfrrr contains
a social sensation which will be of much in
terest in Springfield. The Kev. Mr. Harri
uientioueil in the account was a former
hlglily-steeiued jia-torof High street M
E. church, tin- city, ami young Tom Har
ris will be well remembered here as a gay.
dashing, happy-go-lucky young unn. who
is evidently jki es-ed now of the smie
chara-teristies that distinguished him in
Springtield. But here Is the story as repro
duced from the r.'inulrcr.-
Mlss Iota (letchell is one of the Mle- of
Price lull. She is the daughter of Mr
Zerah (letchell, the contractor, doing bust-lies-at
No. :5"4 State avenue and residing
on (Irani! avenue. Miss (ietehcll is a jietite
ami jireuy uruiieiie or atmut twenty sum
mers. She moves in the best society on
the hill. A couple of weeks ago friends of
the family received formal cards from Mr
and Mrs. Getchell, inviting them to be
present at the marriage of their daughter,
.Miss Iola. to .Mr. T. II. Harris.
The date of the wedding was announced
as February loth. A day ot two -Ince the e
-ame friends received notice from Mr. and
Mrs. d. withdrawing the cards and declar
ing the wedding off. No explanations were
offered. The withdrawal of the wedding
cards by the jnrents of the intended bride
has set Price lull society all agog.
It transpires that the annulling of the en
gagement is the act of the young lady's pa
rents, and tiot of the young lady herself.
She apjiears. however, to acquiesce to their
win and judgment. Instead of languishing
over the affair, she was down town yester
day afternoon, looking as bright-faced and
cheery as ever. The gnxnn that was-to-have-been,
Thomas B. Harris, is a young
man of tvventy-tw o or tw enty-three. He is
the only son of the Kev. Mr. Harris, the
pastor of the Methodist church on Price
About six months airo Kev. Mr. Harris
received a call from that church, accepted
it, moved here and took up his residence on
Striker avenue. Being the minister's son,
young Harris at once had an open sesame
U the best society on Price Hill. The
Getchells are members and regular attend
ants of the Kev. Mr. Harris's church. Mr.
Getchell is a class-leader in the church. It
was lu this way that Miss Getchell and
young Harris became acquainted. The ac
quaintance blossomed into friendship. The
me mi-nip ripened into love. I hev became
engaged. The engagement is off. Miss
(letchell is at home with her parents taking
matters philosophically. Young Harris, it
is understood, has left the city.
After the young couple had become en
gaged. Mr. Getchell mok Harris into his
employ. On Tue-day he discharged the
young man and paid him off. Harris, on
that occasion, informed Mr. Getchell that
he was to quit Cincinnati forever. The
Getchells are reticent as to the c.iise of the
breaking up of the matter, but have said
enough to firmly establish the impression
that the young man's morals and mode of
life were not up to their standard.
"Our objection to his marriag" to our
daughter," said Mrs. Getchell. "did not
arise from any dishonesty on the young
man's part while in my husband's employ,
but from other transactions and transgres
sions. He kejit fast comjiauy, and, like too
many young men of today, lived beyond
his -alary, couldn't pay his debt and
-eeined to have no purpose in
view -ivhatever. We have no
desire to say any tiling har-h about him. It's
all over now, and we're grateful that we
learned hi- true character when we did, in
time to save our daughter from becoming
his w ife. We dim't intend that our daugh
ter shall become the wife of a worthless
man. It's a very sad ca-e, as the young
man's father is our jiastor. There is no ill-1
feeling between the two families. The
Harri-es do not blame u- in the least for i
doing what we have done. They were not i
aware of their son's true character when he
became engaged to our daughter. Miss !
Harris, the young man's sister, paid Us a
friendly visit yesterday."
Mrs. Hvrris the mother of the young
man, is prostrated over the affair, and it is
-aid that the father feel- the di-grace -o
keenly that he will resign the pastorship of
his church and tnov e elsew here.
The following account of the same mat
ter appears in la-t night's Cincinnati I'oit,
and gives so many additional jiarticulars of
the case, besides throwing such a serious
light on the conduct of young Harris, that
it is given sjiace:
"l'he friends of Miss Iola Getchell.
daughter of Zerah Getchell. the contractor
of Grand avenue. Price Hill, were yester
day treated to a genuine ami painful stir-jin-e
by the announcement that her en
gagement to T. Ii. Harris, aged 22, and
son of Kev. Harris, jia-tor of the Methi-ili-t
church on Price Hill, had been declared
off. The wedding wa- nxed for Febmary
"It apjierrt that Ml Iola. who is a beau"
tif ill young lady, has been -insularly- nnfor
tunate in her love affairs, this being her sec
ond exjierience at breaking off an engage
ment at the last moment.
"Three years ago, while residing in the
west end, her engagement to Bob White
v as announced and the wedding day was
fixed. Gos-ijiy tongue-jKiisoned her mind
w itli the report that her intended husband
was a drinking nun. and she resolved to
discard him. White denied the charge; but
the young lady refused to listen to his ex
planation. White, driven to desperation
by his love of the lady, jirocureii a mar
nage license and jiresented him-elf at her
father's residence and insisted on her mar
rying him then. She fled from the hou-e,
and the marriage wa- never performed.
White lias -ince lived a life of torment on
account of his bla-ted affections.
".Miss Iola's parents moved to Price Mill,
where her father became a deacon in the
church presided over by Kev. Mr. Harris.
The pastor's son made love to Miss Iola and
won her, ami an engagement followed.
Mr. (Iretchell took his jiro-ective son-in-law
into business with him, and for awhile
the young man did well. He fell, however,
and ju-t before the arrival of the day an
nounced for the wedding Mr. Getchell dis
covered that young Harris has lietrayed the
confidence rejio-evl in him, and has been
carry iug on a
which amounted to many hundreds of dol
lars. Explanations were demanded and
young Harris hasiiiysteriou-ly disappeared.
Mr. detthell broke the news to his daugh
ter, who is completely prostrated.
It understood that a deteetive is seeking
Harris with a warrant charging him with
A Veteran of Three Wars lluu Over and
Killed at Dayton.
Captain A.S.Lilly, who served in the
Florida Indian war, in the Mexican war,
and in tlie Un'on army through the late re
bellion, and who for some years has been
watchman at the Fiftli street railroad cross
ing, at Dayton, was killed Thursday while
in performance of his duty by being run
ov er by a Brown street horse car that he
was trying to prevent crossing the railroad
in front of an approaching train. Captain
Lilly signaled driver Edward Lea- to -top,
hut the latter thought he could cross easier
anil with less danger than to stoji. Caji
tain Lilly, in try ing to take hold of the
mules' bridles, was knocked down by the
frightened animals that at once jdunged
over his prostrate body, and the wheels
cru-hed him to death. He was -eventy-five
years old.
English crush hats all the latest shades.
Sullivan, the Hatter.
tegular Meeting l.ut Muht Matter or
The first lm-in- im-etlng of Mitchell
lM-t in the new quarter- was slenderly at
tended Thursday night and nothing of uu-
jMirtance was transacted in the way of bus
iness. 1'ive applications for membership
were received and referred. O. N. Bar
tholomew went through the ceremony ol
inspection and found everything in good
-haio and jirospects gixid for the future
CapL Kamlall, of Kiipatrick Post, wa
intriHluced as gue-t of Die evening anil
made -ome plea-ant remarks Coumiandei
James E Stewart pre-ented a number "f
communications, one or which was from
Tod Post. Yoiiugstow n. containing a minute
from records of la-t muster of that
Post, giving instructions to its tie
egates to the departm"iit encampment
which meets here next April, to support
Coinminder D C Putnam, of thi-city. tm
next depirtiii"nt comnnnder. which an
nouncement was received w'th applnise
Two sister posts. Incited m small town
sent letter- n-king aid in erection of build
ings in which to hold their meetings. A
comrade at Fort Kecoverv. Ohio, vw-he-
the address of Win. T. Harjier.wlio en
listed and went to the war from this citv
e irly in the rebellion. A communicatjoi
from the Women's Kelief Corjis Invited th
co-ojieration of the j.t ill the purcha-e of
a piano for the hall, to 1 used by each of
the organizations meeting there. Senim
Vice K F. Deio was made a committee to
confer with other? from the Kelief Corp
Sons of Veterans and Aid Society on tin
.Inry Again Ill.mU.ed Cn.e- seated. Ill
ml e,l and Continued.
The jury work in court the pre-ent vveel
has not been very heavy. The jury vva
discharged at noon yesterday until 9 o'cloci
tlds morning, and again at 11 o'clock, with
out having heard and tertimony, was ex
cused until '.' tomorrow.
Yesterday afternoon the only entry math
was In the case of Carver .t Son vs. Cyru
Lnnmaii et al., which was argued and sub
mitted. Thi- morning the case of Mary Kuhns vs
Geo. S. Stiekford. which wa- to have been
tried before a jury, was settled, with no
record, each of the parties to pay their own
The other entries wer M. II. Schaeffer
vs City, petition In error to reverse decision
of mayor, was argued and submitted.
Morgan vs. City, to be heard next motion
Thos. M. Hess vs. Andrew Brooks et al..
John Spence vs. E. G. Coffin et al.. con
Katie Van Hook vs. Geo. Van Hook.di--
Mary P. Warder vs. Patrick Bolan. set
The case of the South Chaileston and
Washington Turukipe company- vs. A
Boun was -et for hearing this morning, but
Attorney Wilson, of London, failed to ar
rive and the case went over until tomor
Sertoli Damag hy Thi Morning's- Storm
Peculiar Weather.
Were Macbeth alive and in Springtield
at pre-ent he would probably remark: "So
foul and fair a day I have not seen," with
greater fervor than ever. The weather
today has beeremarkable, changing a
dozen times In every hour, and alternating
storm, sunshine, rain and wind At about
5 o'clock this morning a young cyclone
stnick the city, giving rise to much appre
henion. The wind blew for a short time
with great violence and buildings rocked.
The large one hundred and fifty foot
grape-arbor, of fancy fret--aw work, on
the old Fassler property, comer Jefferson
and Market streets, occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. W. Constantine, was blown
down its entire length by the wind and He
a sujireme w reck. The damage will prob
ably amount to several hundred dollars, as
the arbor was very ornate.
It is also reported that a roof was blowi
off a building near the fair grounds, but
nothing dennlte could be Ieaneil. Farm
ers in from the country- today report many
fences blown down.
During the wind-storm Hoffman's sign
in front of his new jewelry-store. 0:5 civ
Mam street, was blow n down ami cnisheil
through one of the plate glass windows
shattering the upper half into a thou-and
jileces. Bruce jtoffat'- large in-uranci
sign, fa-teiied tl it agiinst tlie wall over
40 east Main street, was also blown tu the
A Decree or Fireiltii.e Entered In the
Indiana Federal Courts.
The follow ing special from Indianajoli
will be of Interest here:
IxpiAXAroLls Feb. 11 A decree ol
f oreclo-ure w as entered by the federal cir
cult co'irt ye-terday afternoon in the cro---c
iinplaint of the Central Tru-t com pan ,
of New- York, ngain-t the Indiana. B1i.i -l.igton
and We-tem railway. The east
ern division of the road i- mortgaged fi
53,000,000: the we-tern division foralnt..
of S5.000.000, of which 31.500.0vh) is o.
second mortgage. The road i- to tie -old n
accordance witli the agreement of reorgam
zatlon entered into in the intere-t- ot th
bondholders. Of the total capitalization o
S10.000.000. ov er 59.500.000 are rejire-entei
in thereorganlzition jinqio-ed. The cour
directs that Commissioner in Chancer
Fishback adverti-e the jirojrty for thirty
days and sell to the highest bidder. Bid
tiers are required to make a dejosit ot
5100,000. and no bid for less than 53,000,
000 for the entire pmjterty will be enter
tallied. The sale will take place at the
Federal building, this citv.
Another qulre ICe-lns.
'Squire E. S. Steinman, justice of the
fieace of Madison tow nship, presented his
resignation to the board of trustees of that
township, at the meeting on Monday, but
no action was taken at that time, but in
formation is given that the resignation will
be accepted at the next meeting, on tin
lith. This may be thought all right down
in that neck of tlie woods, but the proper
way for a 'squire to vacate his office Is t
send in his resignation to the clerk oi
court. The Clark county 'squires this yeai
are trying to disprove tlie old adage applied
to office-holders that few- die and none re
sign, for this Is the third one to resign this
I.n.t Mght's lllaze.
At a little after t) o'clock Thursday even
ing an alarm of tire was turned in from box
52, comer of Main and Light streets. Thi
department got out promjitly. On arrival
It was discovered that a defective Hue ir
one of Mickey Welsh's houses, on the cor
ner of Cedar and Shaffer streets, had tirei'
the combustible frame work between the
roof and the ceiling. The damage will not
exceed 55.
Keception of KlkR.
A large delegation from tlie Springfie'd
lodge of Elks will visit the Columbus lodge
next Sunday night, when there will be a
social after the hxlge meeting, with Allen
(). Mers as master of ceremonies to enter
tain them. Ever one of the Elks in ties
city is exiected to be in attendance to take
the Champion Cit brethren through with a
whirl. Columbus Journal.
Slated Citizen.
The station house slate this morning pre
sented the follow Ing array of choice names
Ben Terms, di-orderly, John Young and
Kobt. Kennedy, petit larceny: Win. Ben
nett, petit larceny; Stephen A. ritzjiatrick
drunk and di-onlerlv: John Weitzel. cairy-
ing concealed weapon; G. W. Allen and
Chas. Smith, drunk and disorderly.
Extra wid Bleached I) imj-fc, 7.jc.
Extra wide Loom Dinn-k, 75c.
H.irnlesr Dj-na-k, .-ti.Ot).
Th above are the h-Kt value and hand
somest and newest patterns ever displayed
in thi-city.
Extra large -, all linen Dinner Napkins,
ml -.' per dozen.
Fringe Linen Dama-k Cloths, red border,
it -1.75 and 52.00. worth 52 30 and S3.
Bargains in Linen Sheetings,
il. C. MlW,
rilKo. noiiL.
The Late C. T. Ward Grocery,
Corner of Center, Sprlnelleld, O.
John McLaren & Bro.,
31 a ad 3G Smtli Limestone St.
$2.00 Dress Goods for 75
cents a yard.
We have nut on sale a line
of 6-4 Silk and Worsted Oress
Goods worth $2.00 a yard,
our price is 75 cents. The
goods are fine imported suit
ings in hair line .checks, on
dark grounds, and have been
sold in New York all winter,
at $2.00 a yard. That is all
we can tell you on paper, your
eyes must tell you the rest.
Near the south entrance
(No. 36) you will find a dis
play or bmnroiuenes such as
we have never had the treas
ure of offering heretofore for
price ana quality. The prices
ire 5 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents,
20 cents and 25 cents a yard,
and the quality you will find
far beyond anything ever
shown in Springfield at the
prices. We make bold to say
that this lot of goods are
worth from 5 cents to 15 cents
a vard more than thev are
selling for.
On the Handkerchief coun
ter you will find a lot of Men's
ALL LINEN White Handker
chies at 5 cents, 8 cents and
i0 cents; and a lot of Colored
Bordered Handkerchiefs at 10
cents, which are a part of a
job lot we bought lately. For
.adies we are selling some
very good all linen Handker
chiefs at 5 cents (plain white),
and 8 cents, 10 cents and I2
cents in new style colored
borders. We desire to call
special attention to the above
goods, as they are very good
value at the prices quoted.
john McLaren & bro.
We have received another
shipment of PINE BALSAM at
the old price. The fancy no
tion department also offers
you this week several cheap
lines of Lace Pins, Collar and
Cuff Buttons, etc. One lot of
about 200 pairs genuine Rolled
Gold Cuff Buttons, dozens of
d fferent styles, worth from 25
cents to $1.00 a pair, we now
olfer at 5 CENTS anair: that
sounds like fiction, doesn't it?
but it isn t. It is solid fact.
John McLaren & Bro.,
"Cash and One Price."
1 b. IBM!
Would respectfully announce ttm DehuB
resem 1 tne practice of L'entlftrj la IUU
city. OMce and Resilience '.
No. 185 South Limestoni St,

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