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VOL. XXXIII NO. 1 10.
Icht local mini, slightly
SrRiNoriELu, O., )
May 10, 18S7. j
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
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
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.
21 NORTH MARKET.
Bet neea Malm u4 Colombia .Street.
H. V. LVOM.
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
3N W. VhInaton Ht.
between Market and Center, Springfield, O.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
(irvnl Xlrrliiii; ol Irl.h )inatlilrtn. In
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
.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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
A resolution was adopted, rei-uesting the
programme committee to ak he
licople to Hung weii-uueit uasKL-is,
and that l'lattsburg furnish the music loi
the convention. (In motion, the committee
adjourned. C. 1 :iii:i:nki:lu.
Sei ') pro tern.
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.
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
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 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
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
The Hoard of Education Hold au Iutereit-
insr aud Important Meeting
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
HI ILIUM. KI'.NU.
Salenf ImiiiiIs HVIIVKI
Amount overdrawn April 1 il'i-J.Ci
Paid oil estimates ;.W..40
lild(liai. A.fregar. architect .0(i
K tlam-e nri hand May I s.TTiJ.!.
lUl.incc cm hand pril 1. ........ .. '''i.fUSii
lieuts . IUI
Tula! .. . . siJ.IKT.S!.
Fuel M ss
Printing . s.ui
Insurance ... . . .. 17.(0
Clerk atut expenses -iii.ni
Bill- Pleasant street building . .. . I.-jti no
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
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
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
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.
Mr. Winger moved that the clerk Issue!
au order to pay !'..00 Interest on bonds. I
Mr. shrimpf presented the second esti
mate ot Charle A. Cregar in favor of A
I). ICoss ,v Co. for labor and
the Fair street building, to the amount of
SolT.lO. The estimate was allowed and
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
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
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
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
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
Slate vs. I 'corge Coleman, assault and
battery; on motion.
State v. Win. June, grand larceny, for
State vs. John Shaw and Mrs. John Shaw,
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
State vs. A I. and Frank IHviil-nii, same.
State vs. Adam Ilartmaii, assault and
State vs. Kilward Yoigt. allowing saloon
to lie ojien on Sunday,
State vs. John Cohan, liquor case.
State vs. John Schuinaker, assault ami
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.
, Tlie riitU Hlghts l.eaieut U.it nn II is Trltik
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
(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
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-
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:
1. Ciin.nath.il March "r'olkungcr"
2. Overture "Knni.-tntlc" Keler ltela
'!. Arla-"0 hatCi)iiif.irt!"iOratirlo"S-a
I. Memiett.i--Friini ymphnuy In K Itat
V. (aratlna Fr-iin'M n ItatUitn Maschent"
. .. Verdi
t;. Ladles' Chorus, a. "O sfcsutrk fur thr
h. " We .Maria"
.vhtle t horns
T7li.il ralres lair
t. ".springs tireetlng" Mendelssohn
s. W<zsong "La Fartalll" ilelll
y. a Serenade
111. "IVitoliln Lure Jong"
11. Walt "Where the Citrnii lilomns"
12. Hallelujah Churui-Froin the .Mristab
"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
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,
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
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
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.
'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
"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
PEARL AND STRAW
FINEST ON EARTH.
Sole Agent forSpriulleld.
J. J. NIcCARTY,
r,l SOUTH I.IMESro.VE SI'.,
(11.. ok nailer Itlnck).
Presents a spiendid line oT Suit-
intpt (or (ientiemeit'-i
SUITS and OVERCOATS
MADE TO OKDER.
SEW UK0CEKY AMI
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
, J. STRALEY & CO.
:.-: AMI) -:l EAST HK1II )T1.KET,
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
The FISEST and CLEANEST lathe City-
Dr. Frank C. Runyan,
WRounnln Buckingham's Balldlng.orersC
-MurptiTJk llro-'i Store.-e-r
Speelalatlenttan given to the pretervlngot
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.
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