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8S&3;'- ---c-:v . . - - .iSffefe: -.?.-. - r ,-j. TVTt-. , 1. 1 IA tt3?ifr"afr-CTiM--"r ftr ailtt $k, imngfi:hl gUpulilifc OUR HIGH WATER MARK s priugfieU irpublu OLDEST WEEKLY. OLDEST DULY. 71t Yenr. U-th Wnr- Lirjtvt ClrcuUtton and led dtftlln M-shim. mm "'I ('Irriilntlun llnrrli-M '4,6.111 I'iri tiliillon April ; IVJIO CireiilMiiiii April SI lo.l'tl SPBLNGFIELD, O., TlTESl)AV EVEN IIS Ci. MAY' 10, 1HS7. PRICE TWO CENTS. VOL. XXXIII NO. 1 10. SSS v&&8&&mB fxtm rtf pwm. It If .fcs r y ml i I: If V 3$?: WEATHER FACTS. P WiTO..MylO -Ohio: Icht local mini, slightly warmer. SrRiNoriELu, O., ) May 10, 18S7. j OTTsrsiiros Have disclosed some enor mous depths. Even the aver age depth of die ocean may be three miles or it may be more. We are not prepared to give the exact figures. In some instances, if we do not err, the soundings have failed to find the bottom at all. Any one impelled by curiosity or self-interest can easily satisfy himsell that the bottom prices lor Clothing and Gents' Fur nishing Goods in this market are at the WHEN. Try it in the Men's Depart ment, for example. In the last few days we have received many new patterns in busi ness Sack Suits. We are fitted out for spring and sum mer goods in all sizes and prices. THE WHEN, 25 and 27 West Main Street. 1( you arc. in need of hat, A bonnet or flat. Just give us a call. For we are cheapest of all. Ami we have just now received From the "easterly" east. The most stjlish designs (in which your eyes can least. So come get the profits That are clearly your gain : .lust turn on to Market Frmn the corner of Main. MRS.J.H.ABBOGAST 21 NORTH MARKET. Bet neea Malm u4 Colombia .Street. H. V. LVOM. TUEII. MOHI.. HOHL&LYON RELIABLE F AND FAULT SUPPLIES. The Kent Canned ud Bottled Uoods. Strictly Pare aa4 FIt-CUs Woodn, at Lowe-it Prices. The Late C. T. Ward Grtcery, C,7 WEST MAIN ST., Corner or Center, Springfield, 0. TKMCPHONK KO. 3S. IyeI-r,S)arlf aad KepalrUr IBYI A.B.James 3N W. VhInaton Ht. between Market and Center, Springfield, O. 00 0 PRODUCTS CLQTHINGTOORDER DANGEROUSLY HURT. Olias. W. Catheart Receives Terrible Inju ries WLile Juuipiug on a Twin at Yellow Springs. Tli Kirsl ltr"ir( Tlmt llr Win Killed Cliatmil.tli-l .'lllil Tlirreli.- The C!iMrt't-r hihI i:lent ! Ill Injuries Till- Outlook. At 11 o'clock this i Tuesday I forei i. reimrt reached the tit) that Chailes V Catheart. the well known agent of the Adams expicss Co., hail Just lieeii killiil at Yellow Springs vv bile attempting to imii mi the cars. The iemrt created the most .rofouii(l excitement imaglii.ihle.and spread with surprising rapidly. A tele.hone mes sage received at the 1'Ki-rm.ir oflice just Imfnre eleven, from some Irresponsible or wiMly excitisl inillviilual at Yellow Springs, stating that Catheart' lieail hail been cleft In tvo.that he hail lieen Instantly killed, anil that the Imdy was. at that mo meiit, lieing placed on the cars for trans fer to this city. It was in about this haiie that the n-Kt ol the aceiilent became current alKiut Ihecit) ami causisl a shock of horror am! depth ol gloom among Cathcart's legion of friends ami acquaintances in this city. Happily U turned out that the Kr'iMIIT UK Ills lifAl II - l-KI M VTI III:, hut he was very, verj badly hurt. The facts of the case are these: The voting man hail taken Little Miami train No. 11. Conductor Hiigaii, which leaves this city at 10.-.I0. intending hi go to Yellow Springs, there met Koute Agent .1. It. Svvllt, of the Adams Co., with whow he wlshisl to have acousiiliatiDii.andcameliarkDii train No.i'i, which was rcinrtcd forty minutes late, and which would thcrefoie pass No. 11 at Yel low Sluing Unlay iuste-.nl of mis-ting it at Springfield as per usual. Charlie was chatting and laughing with a iniiutierof friends at the Little -MIamidciotjustliernre No. 1 1 pulled out. and seemed to tie IX TUB IIKsV nF- spillll. It Is not easy to Imagine the feeling of these friends when scarcely twenty minute later the cruel and premature word came that he had met with an Instant and hnrri hle death. Train N'o. fi. Conductor A I. Thomas, had discharged It passengers and express mat ter at the depot at Yellow Springs and had backed up the track atmnt a train's length, to permit No. lltogi-t on tin switch, by the sawmill. Catheart and several ntlu-rs were standing on the luaiiorm at the v eliovv .-springs station. Aiiiiiwri.j.ime.11,. Ion. Number!' pulled past at an easy rate of sinssl, and ( athcart i aiieuipieu iu swing iiuiiseii uuin me in.uv platfonn of the mall car, as he had done hundreds of times before. Itut the steps being damp from recent rain, he lost his footing and fell AI.MOsT I NIIKII Till WIII.KI.s of the moving train, in full sight of the ex cited sjiectalors. The mail agent is ol the opinion that his legs alighted across the rails and that he was only saved frmn hav ing them mangled by the wheels by drag ging himself out in a twinkling. At all events. In less time than it takes to tell it, he was struck a horrible blow on the head by the rear truck of the mail car and knocked to one side like a loc of wivd. The entire train went past him where he lay. rolling, and miflsIXd III INsKN-'lltl.K IUIIIY against the sharp edge of the platform. When the train arriwd in Hi' city at ll:.u the comer of the truck-gear which had struck Cathcait's head was still covered with clotted blood and hair, showing what the feartul force of the blow must have been. The train went past aNiiit two cars length liefnre it could lie lopped, and then Conductor Thomas and some of the train hand- ran back and picked up the injured man. He was insensible whenjthey first arrived, or at least in a sort of stiiHir, but soon came to himself, and did not again ItKI.AI'sK INTO I CON IOlsKs at any time. The injured man presented a i shocking apiiearanee. His clothes weiej almost strip)tt-d from his body, and his head, i neck and shirt were covered with blood ! from the terrible cut in the back of the head. Or. Baker, of Yellow Sjirings. was called ami rendered what few preliminary services were jMwsible. The injured man was then jilaetsi Imlt upright in a seat In the smoking car and was brought to the city, N'o. ti making a very ipuck run. He was MKT ATTIIK HKISIT lly his brother-in-law. Mr. I.ou rhillips, a large crowd of anxious friends and idle sjiectators, and the patro! wagon. The services of the latter was not neisleil. how ever. Hail an the young man looked with his bloody head, ashen face and swollen forehead and temple, it reassured his triends to see that he was able to keep his feet and walk, with some little assistamv, down the car stej.s to where a litter await ed him on the platform, lie was at om-e conveyed to Ur. Kussell's office. As soon as the injured man was taken into the office and Ur. Kucll had made a hasty and siierficial examination of the Injuries, he gave him a little brandy and water to BltACK HIS NKKVr.s, which were much shattered by the shink. The doctor then proceeded to shave the hair from around around the wound, so that It would not mat. or In anj way pre vent the wound from healing. A closer examination of the Injuries re vealed the fact that nearly two thirds of the scalp had been torn loose from the skull. Two inches to the rear of, and just almvje left ear the scalp wa torn and cut in a fearful manner and the tlc-h lay in iiLooKV roi.ns around the gaping wound. It was soon discovered that blood had gathered N-tween the calp and the skull and It liecame neces sary to lance the scalp In several place In order to release the blood. A still closer examination revealed the fact that the skull was badly fractured just ov er the base of the brain. This vv a en tirely unexpected and lent an alarming symptom to the case. The blood continued toeollect under me scalp, aim to prevent iiitiammation from etting in the doctor put rubber IHIAIVAIIK TfllK under the scalp to carry away the liquid matter as fast a it could collect Aftei tl e wounds atwiit the head had lieen caicftilly dressed, the left shoulder was given atten tion. It was badly bniisisl, although no bones were broken. Mr. Catheart was allowed to rest iiiietly after the dressing of his wounds, and was then conveyed to his home on south Lime stone street, HI injuries are much more serious than they were thought to lie after the first superficial examination, and it is feared that the result MAY UK KX1.I Mr. Cathcart's jmwerful physiiiie and stiongconstitition are in his fvvor. but Dr. Hussell says that notwithstanding those favorable features the chances are against him. It is expected that about Wednesday afternoon or Thursday he will become delirious. That will lie a critical lieriisl. and if he pulls through that he will probably recover. The Cirrus. Notwltlistandiiig the incleinent weather tlie Miller. Stowe & Freeman circus was witnessed by iinmense audiences at Ixitl Iierformances yestenlay. I he circus was eicellent, and is astonishingly good con s dering the j.rlce of admission. "Standing room only" should lie the an nouncement at Hlack's, Thursday night, when the Till family begin their concert fir the benefit of the Orpheus society. From the number of seats reserved this morning, the Idicstlons are flattering. Hox aheet now open at Pierce's. TH WORK OF THE EARTHQUAKE. A fiu.hrrol srnilii Furlli Virv, Wnlrr mill ltrliiitiii. Hvtlie isorlateit Pn-as. Clin vi.o. May in. A ss-ia! from F.I I'.n-o stijs: The details of the awful re sult of recent earthquake in state Solium are coming In slowly. Lieutenant Hrittaln Davis said: "As far as I could learn the entire Carrolites distiict and the country for -'00 mile southwest of it were in n eou--tant sta'e ot convulsion for thro-days. An ative vi 1 'ana dev elossl four miles from us and when I lelt it was pouring forth a stream of hot water as thick as a man's body. This column of water was thrown thirty feet in the air and is impregnated Willi sulphur and lava. Stones as big as a man's head are forced up with it. Smoke and I iimo of sulphur make it difficult to breathe in the vicinity. At Ojodon l'eilro town in the vicinity twenty ieople wen killed and nearly every building destroyed. At Cosat.vvanda, southeast of there, forty fannies were destroyed. The Mexicans are panic-stricken and have given up all ordi nary pursuits. There are a number of other out-of the-way milling towns in the vicinity that I fear are totally destroyed." From rejKirts it appears the entire south western part of Sonora has lieen subjected to the severest shocks, (ieysers and vol canoes aie rcNiitisl in all arts of the stricken territory. ac"aTnst"coercion7 (irvnl Xlrrliiii; ol Irl.h )inatlilrtn. In I'liii'ttifii. Cnif vuo. May in. -A rousing meeting of repreM-ntative Chicago i-ojle was held at I latter) I) armory last night to give ex pression to Hie American sentiment In op Hisitiou to the susiension of constitutional liberty in Ireland. Atniut 0,1)1)0 )sple were present, drawn principally from the well-to-do classes. Ma)r 1,'oche pre-ided and most of the sjH-akcrs were citizens of American birth, such as lov ernor Igleshy, Kabbi Ilirsch. Wirt Dexter. Kev. Dr. Itol ton. Congressman William K. Mason and (ieneral Martin lieeiu. They strongly de nounced the coercion bill now ieudiug in the ltritMi parliamehL lieoliitioii similar in tone to the sneches were euthiisiasti cally adopted by the meeting, and cable grams telling of the proceedings were for wardisl to (Hailstone and l'arnell. A LiimiI-MiiiiIIk-iI SiM-lnlNI. I'lrrsiuiKi, May lti. Walter W. Vroo mau, sm-ialist and editor of the I.hIhii- Or iiiirir. of Kansas City, .Mo., was arrested last night while shaking in the diamond in Allegheny City. The diamond is in the center of the city, and the spss.ii had at tracted a large crowd. Yrooman said "the American llag was a jsile witli a rag to iL" This aroused the ire of the croud and they liecame so violent in their denunciations of .. , sneaker that Maor Pearson ordered Mayor v.,.,. .man's arrest, fearing that he would lie injured. A charge of disorderly conduct was made against him. l.l.tloli Times. Flic .simile l.pttf-r. Lincoln', Neb. May 10. The agent of the Associated has learned that Hon. John Fitrgerald is having photographs taken of the letters and documents in the handwrit ing of Pigott. which weie submitted to the exjiert committee on Saturday for compari son with the Iindon Tiling's fac simile let ters, and will forward copies to Mr. l'arnell and his friends, also the leading memlier of the Gladstone party, so that they may compare the handwriting for themselves. "They Chang 1-lnc.. Cincinnati, May lit. A special from Mt Starling, Ky say: Squire Silas Stofer, who took the unusual course of lilieratiug Mr. Conieilson. who was serving sentence fur his assault on Judge Iteid, has Ik-cii ar rested on the charge of unlawfully aiding theesca-ieof a jirioner. The proceeding is under a provision of general statutes, and the trial will liegiu tomorrow. .leimir How man lieail. Loi isvil.l K, May 10. Jennie Uowman, the llrave young domestic whose brutal treatment by the negroes. Turner and Iat-ler-oii. -o aroused the people of this city a few weeks ago. died from her injuries at Vi'M o'clock last night. The ju.li.e author ities say they have sufficient evidence to convict both negroes, notwithstanding Cat- tersons attempt to prove an alibi. Itullllil mill ItuMieil. Nkvv Havl.n, May 10. Mrs. Margaret Knist, a (ieriuan lady, ageil seventy-four ycaiN was found early this morning by a milkman in the front room of her house with her hands and feet ImhiihI with rojn-s and a rojie arnuud her ms-k. She had ln-en choked to death during the night and rublnsl. Kentucky Knees. l.iiiisviLi.K, May in. Tomorrow the Kentucky Derby for three-year-old colts and fillies, distance one and one-half miles, will Is-run. and Louisville and Kentucky people today discuss little else. F.ash can didate has a lull quota of admirers, though heieals.iits.lim lloreand ltalibiilg are best thought of. MiiiiiKai.! imiiIs. ltoTiN, -May 10. Customs lnsjiectors yesterday seized as smuggled C.OOO cigals ami some Jamaica rum and wine from the fruit schooner lleliecco K. Nickerson, of lloothbayf fnnu Itaracoa. ami arrested her master. Captain A. W. Tatner. I,oMlil mill suite. Nkvv Yiiiik. May 10. I'rlnce Ls.hiIiI and suite arriveil here yesterday and took quarters at the Albumatle hotel. They have Ih-ii two weeks on the mad fiom San Francisco. It is said they will sail for Ku-roj-e Saturday. Crinoline .letT nil llerk AgHill. Mli-ii.'AN, Jlis., May 10. Jefferson Davis l;a consented to attend the meeting of the Mississippi Press association hereon the 1-itli Inst. PLATTSBURC SELECTED. Meeting or Clark t'miut) SiimlN) si limil I lllotl Kieentlvt ('ninliilllee. According to a call of the president. Prof. II. F. Prince, a meeting of tlie exec utive board of the Clark county Sunday school union was held at the office of P. A. Schlndler. The following nieniliers were present: Martin I.. Size. 1'. A. Schimller, Itoss Mitchell, C. I- Khrenfeld and II. F. Princ- The president reiorted that l'lattsburg had made application to have the next co -veiition of the Clark enmity Sunday school union held at that place. and on motion the Invitation was accepted and l'lattsburg appointed as the place fi r holding the convention, and Friday, Jul e ::, selected as the date on which It would I e held. A committee consisting of fleorge W. Winger, Martin L. Size and I. 11. Kelley. was apmiuted to prepare a programme of the exercises, and to present subjects for consideration. A resolution was adopted, rei-uesting the programme committee to ak he licople to Hung weii-uueit uasKL-is, ing Wtil-Hlleil and that l'lattsburg furnish the music loi the convention. (In motion, the committee adjourned. C. 1 :iii:i:nki:lu. Sei ') pro tern. si-i:ri.i. NoTir-i-. The secr.-tary of the Clark county Sun day School I'liion would urge ujmn the su jierintendents and secretariesof the Sunday schools of the county and city to make out and forward at once the annual rejiorts of their respective schools, rp to this date but few reports have been sent In. Vice presidents of the township should give this matter their Immtxliau- attention. 1. H. Kei.i.kv. Sec'y Clark Co. S. S. Union. RULES REPEALED. The II.. imI ol Liliienlion A hud. lie. Hie 1'ir Cent. ) lei. I III Hie llliili ! I Kel)- lllllig (,ni'i Stone Iti-ulRrk. nil Hie Ac li The Imard of education at its meeting last night swept away its grading system In the High school, without a semblance of discussion of its merit. In other words( the lioard took away the only Incentive the pupils in the High school have had to work hard. That incentive was the knowledge that if they worked hard alii attained u certain grade, they would lie awarded ccr tain honors. In awarding of honors to pupils who attain high per cents. in their studies is a custom as old as teaching, and that it Is fair to all and practically tin- only way in which the comparative standing of pupils can be obtained, and honors award. si impartially. Is evidenced by the fact that it Is III vogue in almost every college in the world. Following are the resolutions on thi subject adopted by the lioard on the 1 Ith of September. I ." : licsolvcd. That members of the luciiin ing A class who may attain to' an average of eighty -five ht cent, during' the coming year: that members of the II class who may attain an average of eighty-fife ier cent, for the next two years, and tSat nieniliers ot the incoming C class who laay attain an average of eighty-live iiercciit. for the three) ears of their high school course, shall In- assigned a part in tho public anni versary exercises at the close i'f each )ear resrtively. Ilcsolvcil. That beginning with the in coming C class,.al! members of Hie High School who may attain to an average of eighty-five er cent, for tile whole course, or ninety per cent for the last two years, or ninety-five js-r cent, last yer. shall tie assigned a jiart in the public anniversary exercises at the close of their course, such assignment to constitute an lionoi of the third grade, that all who attain an average of ninety-five per cent, for their whole course shall Is- assigned a part which shall constitute an honor of the first grade. Kesolvisl, That this nile with regard to honors, which, beginning with the incoming C class, applies to the whole course of three years, shall, for the present A -and llclasscs, apply lo the remainder of their course. lb-solved. That if in the judgment of the siiK-rii'tendent and teachers in the high school there shall lie those who have achieved markisl success in their literary ami rhetorical exercises, who do not attain any of tlie- er cents, above indicated, such pupils, lo a number not hi Y-vceisI two in each class, may at the disci etion of the su perintendent and teachers, tm assigned a irt In the public anniversary exercKes, at the close of their course, such assignment to constitute an honor of their grade. Only such pupils as are Included in one of the classes indicated above shall Like part in the anniversary exercises." 1'nder the head of miscellaneous business last night Mr. Pence called attention to these resolutions and said they ought to be repealed. Kx-President Lorenz made the jmlnt that the resolutions were rules of the board and could not be chanced without the usual two weeks' notice, lie urged the board not to be hasty in the matter of re pealing the resolution", as they undoubted ly had good features. Mriiolden then moved that the rule be suspended and the resolutions repealed immediately. This createil some discussion. ! Mr. Itevitt contended that the repealing of the resolutions now would (not be keep ing good faith with the pupil who had Ix-eii studying hard to attain the required crccnL Mr. Ia.tenz also opjsised the mo tion to reieal. . , Mr. llecfc urged that the reisluti..n were a simple invitation to the pupil to cheaL' and statist that some of the High school pupils had lieen caught with answers to ex amination questions in their hands. He was backed by several other iiieiiilwrs. In cluding President Maitindell. The last named wanted the resolutions repealed be cause hard study impaired t)r health of the pupils. The rules were susjiendtsl and the resolu tions reH-aled by the following vote: Ayes Heck, lloldeii. Kay. Kearns, Kratiss, Miller. Pence, Keifsnider, Spiel- man. Shrimpf, Try, Winger and Martindell. Nays lievitt, la.renz and Itiugeley. According to the able arguments made by the members last night it is to be e.xjected now that there will lie no more cheating in examinations by pupils of the High school ami that all will lie nigged and healthy. T he upshot of the repeal of those reso lutions will be that very little really good work will be done in the High school. Things will go with a looseness because, as statist almve. the pupils now have no incentive to do hrst-class work. The writer believes that it was a scrums mis take to throw down the harscntirtiy. While those resolutions may not have provided a jierfectly correct and just method of award ing honors to pupil;, their provisions were much better than no method at all. Perhaps a more just plan of awarding honors would be to have the pupils attain a certain stan dard (say so or No per cent.) counting their dally recitation average as two-thirds and their examination as one-third. This plan would induce the pupils to study for recita tions and it would certainly largely do away with the lieriiiciou practice ot cram ming for examinations. Sunesuch plan as this ought to lie adoptod by the boant, since it has seen tit to ri'lieal the above quoted resolutions. A BAD ACCIDENT. i:.l.ll. Miller rails Through mi Klmalnr A h) mnl Is seriniisly liijureil. Yesterday afternoon at ." o'chs-k a pretty serious accident happened at Coliklin's gto cery on Market street. Kddie, the twelve-year-old son ot lieorge Miller, of N'o. 10 Fisher street, was operating the elevator ami was accidentally thrown off his feet and precipitated through the elevator way headforemost to the ce lar. a distance of ten feet. The little fellow struck on his head and was picked up a minute later un conscious. He was conveyed at once to his home. Dr. Kussell was summoned imme diately to attend him. the family fearing that Kddie was fatally injured. The doctor himself thought for a time that he would tie unable to pull the boy through, but at ll::ti) o'clock last night he regained con sciousiies. Thi morning he is doing very well, and there is no longer any doubt that he will recover. .1 Tril.iilr In. in Chic liinut!. The Cn-ii-iicj'Wut ('ir.ioY of this iiiorning has the following local reference to Mr. Alls-it M. Hiishnell, whose iteath occurred at liidianaMilis Sunday: "Albert M. Hii'slmell, a joiinger brother of I Ieneral A. S. Hir-lincH, of Springfield. ().. and Mrs. W. H. Morgan, of Price Hill, died at his residence in Indianapolis, on Sunday, after a brief illness, of quinsy. Mr. Hiishnell was a graduate of Oberliu college, a Christian gentleman of strong so cial qualities, and occupied a very large llacs- In all communities of which he was a member. Few jiersons would Ik" missed among friends as much as he, as his unself ish life attached them very strongly to him. He was . for many years in the leal estate busine m this city, and for the last ten years manager of the loan department of the I'liion Central Llfelnsurancecnuipany, in Indiana. He leaves a vv blow and three sons, two of whom are grown to man's es tate, and one daughter. His last resting place is Spring (irove, where his remains will be iulericd this afternoon. Ir. VV.. I. l-'ililey's Let-lure on lfn lliirTu lighU This evening, at Hlack's opera house, the Kev. Dr. W. J. Finley, pastor of the Meth odist Protestant church, will lecture on (ieneral Lew Wallace's famous novel, "Hen Hur," for the benefit of his church. The advance sale of seats Indicates that the doctor will lie greeted by a large audience. The lecture will be one of great and general nubile Interest, and should be heard by all. The admission is only -25 cents. jiijjn"i MfTii iftwsaRjyaai SCHOOL SOLONS. The Hoard of Education Hold au Iutereit- insr aud Important Meeting Last Night. lteimtol tliel'lerk H.lil siliertlltelnlelil Kvmiiliiers Keinrt xtnre .Xltniey llnr- meil ICllles Krnenlril A llig 111 I.I nl sumll llil.inrs.. The hoard of education met in regular se- s.ou Monday night with President Martindell in the chair. The meeting was called to order at s o'clock, with the following mem bers present : Heck, Hex itt, Holden, Kay, Kearns. Krans, Lorenz, Miller, Pence, Keifsnider, Knlgely, splelman, Shrimpf, Troy, Winger ami President Martindell. The minutes of the previous meeting were lead, approved ami signed. Clerk dishing presented his reiort for the month of April. Following are the essential )miuLs: HI ILIUM. KI'.NU. Hti BlrTs. Salenf ImiiiiIs HVIIVKI MsBUKSKUfcXTS. Amount overdrawn April 1 il'i-J.Ci Paid oil estimates ;.W..40 lild(liai. A.fregar. architect .0(i Total ILMiis.'. K tlam-e nri hand May I s.TTiJ.!. ji:m:kai. ki'nu. Rtcrirrs. lUl.incc cm hand pril 1. ........ .. '''i.fUSii lieuts . IUI Tula! .. . . siJ.IKT.S!. PISHI KSVUIXT9. Tuition j.-i.st7.'i Janttur STs.li Repair -j;.:if. Fuel M ss Supplies (T.O1 Printing . s.ui Insurance ... . . .. 17.(0 lias V2Ti Clerk atut expenses -iii.ni Bill- Pleasant street building . .. . I.-jti no MlSCellaneull 2.40 Total V..77S.1S xiniiunt overdrawn sos Referred to the auditing committee. The clerk also presented the reimrt of the city hoard of examiners as follows: There were eleven application for principals cer tificates; two for grammar school certifi cates: forty for primary certificate, and two for special certificates a total of til ty live applicants. Certificates were Issued as follows: run. cipals, eleven; grammar schools, two: pri mary, llurty-hve: sjns-ial, two. total niim lerof certificates Issinsl, Mi; failures, five, and bills for pay of examiners, J.-J1 each and Ml cents fin postage, accomiianiril the reirt and were ordered paid. Suiieniitendeut layior presented his report for the month of April, of which the essential lvoints are a follows: hnroll- ment: lloys. -.I.fWJ: girN.-J.l--V.; total, 4,HS. Average dally attendance: Hoys. 17.571'.; girls. IS, ISO: total, ."Ji.rtlS. Average daily absence: Hoys, 113.15; girls, 141..!; total, -iot.S. Numbers caes tardiness. Ml. Number perfect in attendance, 1,77.".. Num ber of cases of corisiral punishment, 100. Number cases referred to principal, !.i. Xuinlier of cases of truancy. "(5. Number of visits of nieniliers of board of education, iSS. Num ber of visits by others, 141. NunuVrof recitations missed by teacher of music IS. Niimlier of recitations missed by teacher of drawing 2. Number of cases of tardiness by regular teachers 1-Jl. The report was received. Considerable discussion was createil by the ui-mliernf case of tardiness on me pan oi leguiir teacners ami me suiH-rtnteiident was instructed to lout Into the matter. Mr. Heck called attentloi f fact that a pupil subject to fits vva-kstteiuliiig tin- Southern building and he thought some ac tion ought to lie taken in the mat-1 ter. Sii-eiiiiteiideiit Taylor said that be had already iustiucteil the principal of ' the building to have the Imy remain at home. ; The matter was referred to the committee I on discipline. Mr. Winger, of the finance committee. moved that the board tiorrovv Sl.'joo for forty days at six j-er cent, at the First Na-; tional bank, to pay interest due on bonds. Carried. Mr. Winger moved that the clerk Issue! au order to pay !'..00 Interest on bonds. I Carried Mr. shrimpf presented the second esti mate ot Charle A. Cregar in favor of A I). ICoss ,v Co. for labor and material on the Fair street building, to the amount of SolT.lO. The estimate was allowed and ordered jiaitl. Mr. Shrimpf presented a bill of Siti..!) from II. Pirkius, contractor of the east High street building, Mr. Pirkius claiming that he had made a mistake of that amount in bis bid. The sentiment of the hoard was that Mr. Pirkius should have been careful not to make a mistake in his figuring. The bill was referred. Mr. Lorenz. of the claims committee, pre sented the following bills, which were al lowed and ordered paid: J.T Mitchell .t Co . . J .' Springfield litis L'n 7 0 Total Mo v, Mr. Pence called attention to resolutions of the board leipiiring the lln,h school pu pils to attain si pet cent, in their studies during their entire three years' course, in older that they might tie permitted to ae l-ar at the commencement exercises. Mr. Pence said that he thought the resolutions ought to lie reiealeil. He, therefore, moved that they !e rc-iealeil. .Mr. lirenz claimed that under the rules the matter would have to lay over for two weeks. Mr. Holden moved that the rules be suspended and that the resolutions lie reiiealcd. The motion was carried. t)u motion of Mr. Ilidgely it was decided to have hydrants put in at the Chiton street and Southern buildings. On motion of Mr. lirenz. an order for oO cents was issued in favor of Harry Car ter for hauling black-Uiarils. (In motion of Mr. Pence the committee on building was instructed to investigate the condition of the residence portion of the Pleasant street building. The Mijierintf intent was instructed to hand a copy ol the annual re.rt to each family ill the city, whose children attend the schools. Mr. Winger presented the following res olution: Helieviug that in our public schools unnisvssary display and extrava gance should lie discouraged, and desiring to relieve parent of the graduating scholar -many of w hum are of modest means from embarrassment in commencement jireparatiniis, we, the lioard ot education, request the class of 'tT, and subsequent tiassen. to observe as far as practicable uni formity of dress and fabric on commence ment night, and that the same lie plain and inexpensive. The su-ierintendeiit "is hereby inslrticttsltoapiiri.se the class this ac tion. The it-solution was adopteA. The committee on printing was instructed lo procure the diplomas for commencement immediately. The committee on law and contracts was instructed to get one of the opera houses for the commencement exercises. Mr. Winger suggested that if jsissible terms ought to lie made with the contrac tors of the Fair street building to delay the completion of the btiildi-ig in case it was not immediately needed by the Imard. He thought that the windows might lie boarded up and the house left unfinished until the lioard desired to use it. No action was taken. The Isiard, on motion, adjourned. The Till family play on twenty ditterent instruments at the Orpheus benefit next Thursday night. This is the first and probably the last time the ietiile of Spring field will have an opjsirtnnity of hearing them, as they sail for Kngland in June. The success of the concert Is already as sured hy the large reserve up to noon today. Every stat should be taken. Hux sheet o-h-ii at Pierce's. Mrs. J. E. Hiixton left this morning lor Detroit. Miss I-nule will remain in the city a few days, the guest of MUses Fannie and Alice Foley. THE CHIMINAL DOCKET. Assignment nl Criminal Cnses r.ir the .Vliij 1 erm nl Ciiiiliitini I'leaa. Pliiseciitlng Attorney Weaver today made the following first assignment of criminal case for the May term of court, commenc ing next .Monday: VIllNIIVV, Mav Hi. State v. John Young, burglary ami lar ceny. State vs. Kichaiil Carter, assault and batter). Slate vs. I 'corge Coleman, assault and battery; on motion. State v. Win. June, grand larceny, for disposition. State vs. John Shaw and Mrs. John Shaw, siling liquor. State vs. Win. Stafford et al., burglary and larceny: for ilisosjtinu. n kshax, vi vv 17. State vi. Win. Montrose, selling liquor: for disposition- -two cases. State vs. Adam ilagar. selling liquor. State vs. Adam Paul, selling liquor. State vs. -Martin V. Khoiieiuus. exhibit ing gaming dev ice. State v. Charles (ilrard, exhibiting gam ilig device. State vs. A I. and Frank IHviil-nii, same. State vs. Adam Ilartmaii, assault and battery. State vs. Kilward Yoigt. allowing saloon to lie ojien on Sunday, State vs. John Cohan, liquor case. State vs. John Schuinaker, assault ami battery. VVi.hNlsllXV. vi vv is. State vs. Timothy Council, robbery. THE WATER WORKS INJUNCTION. Coniiiii-ticiiiiiiiit or lli VVnnler A ILirnett Suit AK'llmt I lie Cil). The celebrated inlunctloiisiilt of Warder A Harnett and P. P. Mast ,t Co. against the city of Springfield and the water works trust-vs, is in progri-s in cnmuiou plea. The feature of this cae are well-known. The plaintiff seek to enjoin the city from constructing a niimlier of wells near the Warder A Harnett race, Mictwccii here and Lagnmla, on the grounds that it will injure the water supply of the Warder .V Harnett race. The city is it-presented by Solicitor Summers. Judge Jame S. (ioode and Hon. John A. McMahon, of Dayton: the plaintiff by K. A. Harrison, e-q., of Columbus, and Hovvman A llow uian, of this city. Joseph Kizer, of this city, Wm. J. Jackson, of Piqtis, -and Frank Snyder.of Columbus, all civil engineer, testified thi morning, a experts, in silln stance, that the water which would supply the wells came from Huck creek, and would ultimately dry up the race. The defend ant maintain that the wells are supplied by natural springs. Mr. ,1. T. Warder and City Clerk Shewalter weie also tin the stand this morning. Kngineer Hoeh, of Cincinnati, is in attendance as a witness. All the attorneys, jiarties. witnesses and ex.erts reviewed the grounds yesterday. ALMOST A FATALITY. Dirk Iteeilyr Tl.tsiwn From n X. V. I. . Truln mnl II-s.ll Hurl. About s o'clock yesterday afternoon Dick Keedy attempted to board the east-bound N. Y. P. A- (. express at the Yellow Springs street crossing and came within an ace of getting hi everlasting. He caught the railing of the baggage car a the train passed and tried to swing himself to the plattorm, but was thrown head-foremost into the street and slid along in the mud for three or four feet, plowing up the mud with his fact-. For a minute lie was unconscious, but soon recovered him self, and was assisted into Dr. J. D. LIsIe's drug store, where the cut and bruise on his face and head were covered with court plaster. He was able t walk home. VAUGHN DENOUNCED. , Tlie riitU Hlghts l.eaieut U.it nn II is Trltik Agnlli. At the meeting of the Kipial Kights I league (colored) last (Monday) evening, a j resolution was passed denouncing Principal ! Vaughn, of the Pleasant street school, ami the whole league was ap)intcd a commit- ! tee to work against the efforts he has lieen making against mixed schools. (iilbcrt Dickson, Charles Hutler and Charles Cissel testified that Vaughn had attempted to hire them to work for the maintenance of scp- i arate schools, Our Cnlnrtsl Citlens. Mrs. Thomas Hrassfield, wife of the well known and jmjtular deputy sheriff, will cel ebrate her birthday. Wednesday evening, with a party at her residence, on Spring stjet-L Numerous invitations are out, and irjiromLses to be quite an event in colored circles. Wm. Fielding, a well known colored bar ber, of Cincinnati, who formerly worked in Pcrrlne's shop, on Market street, was mar ried this (Tuesday) morning at Toledo to Miss Irene Fields, of that city. Qulteiiuiu her of friends in thi cltj received invita tions to attend the cetemou), and quite a number of handsome and substantial pres ents weiesent from Springfield, iiiclinlin a handsome card basket and a china set. A tjneer Cli-trat-let. Aa T. (lieen, an eccentric geniii from Troy, was placed under arrest this morning by Chief Walker. In nearly every town he visits (ireen I arrested, hisqueer actions anil strange manner of s-cch invariably exciting the suspicions of the officers. He Is, however, i-erfis-tly harmless and inof fensive, and instead of being simple, as he apiiears to be. is as sharp as a briar. (lovenior FnraksT nl Antim-li. Next Thursday evening Coventor Fora kerwill visit Autioch college, at Yellow Springs, where he will 1-e the guest of President D. A. Long. In the evening President lamg will deliver a lecture in the college chapel, and (lovernor Foraker will also speak. After the lecture the governor will lie tendered a reception at the residence of President Long. I'nllce Cnitrt. Judge Young yesterday afternoon fined William Hanny Sin for being drunk and disorderly:. lames Nelson. Pat Yarra. drunk, each 510: ,1. D. Doiiaviu, ilrunk. ;."; Fre.1 Messiiier and Pat Cohan, drunk and dis orderly, S4 each. Fred Collin and John Frost, arrested for loitering, and Thomas Sharp for violating tlie sanitary laws were dismissed. VV ill Sell lion, Is for Ilili It Purposes. At the meeting of the county commis sioners yesterday (Monday) afternoon, it was decided to issue county bonds in the amount of 1.T."0, for the construction of the Moore's run ditch. These bonds will be sold at 11 a. in. on J unci, at the audit or's office. I tilim l.Mlir I'nrty. The executive committee of the i'liion libor party meet this Tuesday night, May ID, in their new hall. Trapper's corner; entrance on market street, to transact im portant business. Every member sieaially urged to attend. J.vmi.s L. Ctsiivi.vx, Chairman. Carpet Miileit. Some time last night William Kilter, liv ing at No. I HI (i rand avenue, had four strip of rag carpet stolen. The carpet had been washed during the day and hung on a line. Not being dry last night it w as left on the line, where the thieve go iL There were aliout thirty yards of it. valued at 810. .Stntiiiu-lluu.e State, (leorge Harris, Peter, (iulllck, Thomas Mcfimeran, C. Ilarcost, Kichard Kldgely and Joseph McCatf were statiou-hoiised last night for loitering, and Uod. Arbogast and Ed. Wise were arrested for disorderly conduct. THE LAST CONCERT. I'riiKriliiiiiie nf tlie t'linil Kiilertnluliient Willi Wlilili tlio (lr.lien. Nuclei. Will t-nlirlllil II. etl.H The llnytnii Plill-lllirillilllii- SiM-lety. If the Hock Hand concert at Black's rimrsday evening, under the auspices of the Orjieus society, prove a financial suc cess as from present Indication? it is al most certain to do the society will wind up iLs sea-on with an entertainment which will simply eclipse all others of the year. Hut. let the public plainly understand, if the Itixk Hand entertainment, the charac ter and merits of which have bcenjalre-ady fully set forth in these columns, does not receive enough latrouaize to leave a little overplus in the society's treasury, then tlie season will end right here and now. Hut no such event as this is anticipated, for the probabilities now are that the celebrated Uock Hand will pack the house. The final concert, the date of which has not jet lieen definitely fixed, but winch will ("cur about May -Kl, will lie a treat for the mulc-loving -.enple of Springfield. Hy a Ih.IiI and hazardou stroke the Orpheii has engaged the services of the celebrated Phil harmonic society, of Da) toil, Ohio, with an orchestra of twenty-live pieces and two prominent soloists -Mis Agnes I. Stout soprano, and Mr. Stanhope lioal, baritone,. of Cincinnati, liesldes these the neiety It self will rentier a number of choruses. Fol lowing is the programme: i-i:.M.i-..vvivif. 1. Ciin.nath.il March "r'olkungcr" ... KreU-hmer orchestra. 2. Overture "Knni.-tntlc" Keler ltela Orchestra. '!. Arla-"0 hatCi)iiif.irt!"iOratirlo"S-a sons'1 Haydn .ns Stout. I. Memiett.i--Friini ymphnuy In K Itat Mnzart Orchestra. V. (aratlna Fr-iin'M n ItatUitn Maschent" . .. Verdi Mr Boat. t;. Ladles' Chorus, a. "O sfcsutrk fur thr Mlinrs" Smart Lorelyi Mendelssohn. h. " We .Maria" .vhtle t horns T7li.il ralres lair t. ".springs tireetlng" Mendelssohn s. W<zsong "La Fartalll" ilelll MHs. stout. y. a Serenade ti KvenlngSoiig Ort-hestra. 111. "IVitoliln Lure Jong" Mi.sznwskl Selss l'lnsiitt Mr. iii.nl. 11. Walt "Where the Citrnii lilomns" Strauss On-hestra. 12. Hallelujah Churui-Froin the .Mristab Handel Orpheus MMicty. "Waltz song." "Keening Sung" and "Bedouin Love S,in- arrungeil lor the Orchestra lor this concert hy Mr. ilhinienscheiu. The orchestra Is recognized as one of the ablest and best in the state. Prof. (i. Her maiiii Marstellar.thf distinguished violinist, is concert-master, aud the pcrsniinc of the orchestra Is a follows - First Violins Prof. (i. II. Marstellar. Lewis Kette. John Meiler, IS. It. Thresher. Frank II. Hissed, Hen. Parmely; Second Violin Conrad Yahrei. Dr. II. A. Hub bard, Lewis Hecker, A. Chouteau Stiver: Violoncello A. 11. Poock.Kmil Leonhard: Violas Wm. I Hentley, Henry Hette: FluteJohn Straub: Contra Hassos Lucius Ctsik. W. II. Freeman. Clarionets Louis I,atiu,Kdward I-atin; Cornets .lames (ieranl, John V. Lytle; Trombone George IVntley: French llonis Frank Werk meister. Charles lleiissenzehn: Tympani Fred. Wonder. BOLT AND FLOOD. Ilaruages by- ltst XkIiI'i. stiirin 'Hie stnck or tlif Wftter-VYorks 'iiiui tlntine slrurk- Other llaniaees. The angTy storm of tinnier and lightning, accompanied by a small deluge of ram. which pascd over the city lietween ti and ; o'clock last evening did ciuisiderable ilam ages, both electrically and by washout. The play of forked lightning was magii!i cent, and it was surprising that more of the ln.lt did not do damages. At about ':,(). the lLVfts-t smokestack on the waterworks pumping house, northeast of the city, was struck hv a severe Uilt of lightning and badly damaged. The bolt struck well up toward the top of the lofty stack and ran spirally down It, tearing off the outer course of bricks and .sen-line them tlying in all directions In a terrifying shower. Leaving the sLack at the roof, it struck the latter and tore a great ragged hole in the sheet-iron, which it rolled up like a piece of paper. The stack is cracked from one end to the other, with several great gaping seams, and will probably have to be rebuilt The damage is estimated at S.MM). Contractor John Heaver went out to view the stack this morning, under orders of President F C. (5 wyn, of the water work board, to see what repairs, if any, could be made or what would have to lie done. Krlfcl vrineer Powell and hi assistants were naturally very much startled at the shock. The down-pour of rain west of the city was even more sev ere than In town. The C. C. C. A I. switch at LieuL ("corge Sintz's stone-quarry wasiindermined by the rains and quite a section of it knocked out A force of men are engaged today in re pairing iL Much fencing and roadway were aI-o washed ouL PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD. Itenrgaulllllini Htul Kltsrlliin nl Ortlters ppnllllinenl i.r foiiiuilltrea. At a meeting of the Imard of trustees of the Springfield public library, held last I Monday) evening, the following organlza tiou for the ensuing year was effected: President -Edward I Huchwalter. Vice President John .1.. .iminermaii, esq. Secretary Charles s. saj-. Treasurer W. J. Hamlin. Finance Committee EdwarAF. O'ltrieii. John 1- Zimmerman, K. T. Thomas. Committee on Hook and Periodicals Charles S. Kay, John I- Zimmerman. The public library commence another year under favorable auspices, but its work is restricted by lack of room and necessary facilities for the addition of new tmoks. It Is gratifying to note, however, that Mr. li. II. Warder Cs now engaged In terfectiiig his plans for the new public library' build ing, to be located on the southwest corner of High and Spring streets and the con struction of which It Is lio-ed will be under way by autumn. Meantime the trustees e.xm-ct to aftord every facility to the read ing public which is jmsslble under the pres ent conditions and loi-atiou. Hll.le social-- Meeting. The annual meeting of the Champaign County Ilible stieiety was htx"!l in Urate M. E. church, in Urbana, on Sunday evening. The rrbana Vltlzai says: Kev. F. (J. Mitchell, presiding elder of the district, was the last sieakcr. He spoke of the fact that but one country was now ched against the Ilible. Kcipiador still forbid it That South American coun try is in the hands of Jesuits, anil even the custom house U not free from their watcle fulness. Jesuitical eyes and hands go through all baggage, and every Bible is ruthlessly confiscated. Still, we have no country that we can say is entirely clear of Ilible influence. The light of its liirluence goes everywhere, and more or less aflectsall nations. Ctill'lreo'a Milonar) Day. Next Sunday will lie children's missiou ery day at the Methodist Protestant church, ilev. W. J. Finley. the pastor, will preach in the morning. In the afternoon at a:ai memorial services will be held for Mrs. Helen Spragtie. The services w ill be con ducted by the Ilev. J. It. Walker, of Adrian. Mich., formerly pastor of the church here. In the evening the children's exercises will be held. The programme will beelaborate. beautiful ami appropriate consisting ot responsive readings, song service ami recitations. Music will be furnished by an orchestra. Every seat in Hlack's opera house should be taken before the curta'njgoes up for the Orpheus benefit, Thursday night. There are no bad seats and nobody will be disap pointed who attends. Keserved seats can still be had at Pierce's, for 50c. FOR HOUSEKEEPERS TO READ ! A w Thing In Table l.lnen. The HOLBEIN LINEN DAMASK. TWO YAHDS Vll)i:. Special line of , S'apkin. 5;.o. wotth -i.M: Hemstitched Huck Towels. Mic up: tine French Damask Knot Fringe Towel, with fane) border, at 50c each, worth 7.V. a great Imrgain : we also have the largest and liest ffiie Towel ever offered in this or any other city : Hath Towels of all kinds : lmMrteil Scotch and Hanisley Toweling, from l-J-,c up. I Toweling that 1 worth buying) : Imrgain in Turkey lied Damasks; Linen Sheetings from S.V. Iu-4 wide ; Do mestic Sheetings and Pillow Casings, all at lowest market price lice and Madras Curtains- Cottage Draperies and Screws, loc up He.1 Spreads of novel designs -White Marsaille and Crochet Spreads, all at lowest jirice. MURPHY & BRO. l A r0 Hinieattii9. - Hello-" 'How are jou'"" "First rate. You were speaking the other day of those messenger boys. Now, if I understiHsl )ou, they are these boys dressed in cadet gra) that ue inert on the street ?" "Yes." "Well. I thought they were employed only in delivering telegrams ?" "Well, the) do deliver and collect tele grams, but, my dear ir. they are used for all sorts of purpose. Now. the other day I wanted to send a note home, and 1 simnl) telephoned to the District Telegrajih office and a boy came lo my otiice on the run. 1 gave him the note and he tltii-ercd it ilu misliately to my house." "Well, that is a great convenience. I'll remeuilier that. DUNLAPS ..v:vij QUYER'S PEARL AND STRAW FINEST ON EARTH. T.M.Gugenheim, Sole Agent forSpriulleld. J. J. NIcCARTY, rKrtoiTvxrr TAILOR! r,l SOUTH I.IMESro.VE SI'., (11.. ok nailer Itlnck). Presents a spiendid line oT Suit- intpt (or (ientiemeit'-i Spring Wear. SUITS and OVERCOATS MADE TO OKDER. Satisfaction Guaranteed. CROCERIES SJ.fSfRALEY&CO.'S SEW UK0CEKY AMI DAILY MARKET. One of the largt-st ami most complete In Central Ohio. Goods no higher than any place eLse. The finest New York Cream Cheese that can be had . also, Edam and Pine Apple Cheese. KXTIiA FIXE OI.IV"-:. We have the largest assortment In the city. Call and price our Sugars, Teas and Coffees. , J. STRALEY & CO. :.-: AMI) -:l EAST HK1II )T1.KET, SPRINGFIELD STEAM DYE WORKS 21 X0KT1I CENTER STKEET. The dyeing, cleaning, repairing aud press ing of Ladlea' and (tents' liarmeut a spec laity. Tho only place in the city to have Lata Curtains cleaned pruperty. Alt wurt war ranted. cuimpi cm mm rooms IX CONNKCTION. The FISEST and CLEANEST lathe City- Dr. Frank C. Runyan, DENTIST. WRounnln Buckingham's Balldlng.orersC -MurptiTJk llro-'i Store.-e-r Speelalatlenttan given to the pretervlngot natural toxin wmTschenck, Contractor and Builder. Store and office furniture made loonier; alto doors, verandas, ruani ties. Inside blinds, hand rail, stairs and screens. Estimates and J peel ncattonaturnlshed on apollcalloa. :3 norm Center itrret. Springfield. U. MM I I 4 M stt-r"! Jil ta "Kl 4 -1