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"-isaiSv -- ' T'Tc;r:vi wv- - -? .'v.issa.rTwsBrseTr" .-. fe'-i.-v ;- v . - .--f;':.a-s't'75--v--s.v.-- Fig-.; iwriijj, ..sri -.V - ' (V -i N.-AV .- i.. , f -. .- &aSB5K5aglWSR!iianBUUtiaWJIHjTMllMajBtia -fflMOiiauiamaCMftBML.aB itilH HtiMte prin(qfirfS $rpublic NH TEN CENTS PEK WEKk. The I i-i ui li.i" tlio I artist ami most CHer..! ciirul itiou in Springfield or Hit- I ghth Congressional District. $pringfiiitl Republic, DAILY "aX"TeEKLT. IThe Kepuhmc Is the oldest anil best news paper, and the leading public journal of the Eighth Congressional District. VOL. XXXIII NO. 1S2. SPKLNGFIELD, 0., Kl )!! ).V EVENING, WXirST."., 1887. PRICE TWO CENTS. jfojnjmfituli 1f'I 1 tt Be. - WEATHER FACTS sus J "til.. L- I all u tllier In Irni.fra! un sltilii rln Sl'Rl.VGFIELD, O. LD, O., ) ;. 2. 18S7. j Aug. THE EMERGENCY! You can hold a mass meet ing and resolve that the way in which the thermometer has been conducting itself is an outrage on humanity. Once upon a time, you know that the rats held a meeting and resolved that a bell should be placed on the cat so every body would know when she was coming. Hut then arose the question, who would "bell the cat ?" Similarly, it seems that any wish to control the weather by doing something with the thermometer would be futile. You can, however. do something with yourself that will be very effective; come and get some of that fine 1'Vench lisle underwear or Ciaue, super Angola, Hal briggan, and knitted, which we are olfering now. It is just the thing for hot weather. THE WHEN, The Only One Price Clothing and Furnishing Goods in Springjield. 25 and 27 West Main Slreet. SUMMER DELICACIES 1i atoi.l cooling in hot weather, vu liirnMi a rhoice line of IMiciniH Appetizing PICKLED OYSTERS! SARDINES IN OIL, Sardines in Mustard, Hrook Trout in Tom ito Sauce, Salmon Steak. nOllliWIGUMEIITSi I) riled Ham, Tongue and Chicken, Potted Hani and Tongue: Lunch Ham. SARATOGA CHIPS 1IY TIIK BARREL. Jersey Cream Crackers, New Packing of Olives, Daisy Cream Salad Dressing. J. H. N1UFFER, ARCADE GROCER. N. E. C. WHITNEY, Solicitor of American and Foreign PATENTS AN COl TNSELL.OR is ill ratisT kirraas. Room 5 Arcade Building, r.raarkArrx-iriiXfaatilDKtoa.O.C.; Lon-i lou. Fiik.. Pans. France. PRANK COLLINS r. t uf iui'1 li tall liealer In (ILL KINDS OF COAL. OFFICE Spring Street orpoiitet'ofTln Factory l'C South Market, Spring r.eld. () Telei.fiAlie No if! XXollidnyHburc, 3E?&. LADIES' SEMINARY! Hum Tlioitl loi otitic Ladir. 1 iiir .i 'u vlri.i iu the 2.Q;;Utli Branch n and iniiif ii ie nt aiiil Mutlern Ijiniruacf. Kx- .ii ..(, ii HJianUtfUf r thrttudy 1 Music, ttittru n-M.'Al Mini vmal -pecial Httrntloo liAid ' 'i- .tth mural, and ni&nufr Apply fir uil'i;u l KM 1L HITCHCOCK. I IJ. hVtrrem e !. i . Falconer. I I. QHIO yNIVERSITY. v I x , l'i '1 lit I.ilW Ml: 1-i.pLl "I HTIIIHsEXIiKSIK IVr ' HsT'in MlLl.Kt.IUi:UK . ! L . K.IL KM I VriON 1- l- MUM IN OCALITY 4XII I'KIt L. w ILL DO V ELL TO EXf i XT vl i.i.l P TO treluenl Mipi-r, Vthelis, Ohio. Dr. Frank c7Runyan, DENTIST. tar r.oomsla Buckingham's BalldlntT.oTera -MarphT X Bro.'i Mtoreftr ByetUinUnUonglvon to the prttetrlnio natural tath. IMD Georee William Ourtis Delirers tbe Ad dress Before the Civil Service Beform Leatrue All is Kot Lovely. Why a Murderer wu iit t'ou. i lel liMil Itlnoil 111 Krntiirkjr Willi the Mnrlrf Is Staying nnl !- tnj Till. Iaj Gv the Associated I'resi NKwiiutr, It. I., Aug. 3. At the con vention of the National Reform Civil Serv ice league, licld here today, Ceorge Wil liam Curtis president of the League, deliv ered the annual addirss. In referring to public interest in the eaue of civil service reform, he said "Movement nf public sentiment may he lacasured in many wa)s. especially In discussion of press aud In pub licspeeches. t'ntll pension vetoes ami recent orders in regard to the return of the rebel flags, partisan hostility to the present administration expressed itself ohielly in renstire of Its failure to conform to an ab solute standard of reform, a conformity, however, which the eensuring party does not afTett to maintain hereer It has control. This censure ami continuous discussion imply. anJ imply justly, general and profound interest in the subject. Divis ion in the administration party, which is obvious ami undeniable, springs from the same question, and is another striking illustration or its slrongriolil on the public mind. Moreover the possible success of the democratic party in the election of next year undoubtedly depends upon its renominatlon of the president who is Identified In the public mind with the cause of reform, and it is equally bejondiaiwUon that If tbe presi dent should formally announce tbe reform principles thai be has delared, and which he honestly cherishes, and should frankly announce that general political reconstruction or the civil service, which. I regret tosa), has taken place un der his administration, is due to change of conviction upon bis part in favor of the spoil system, he would be abandoned bv so large a body of ritirens as to bring bis re-elf ctlon into serfuns peril. Mr. Curtis then reviewed at (treat length the progress of reform in the national sen ice. He said: "It Is now possible. 1 think, to juibxe correctly the course of the administration with regard to reform, and I rejrret to say that during two years and Ave months of Us exist ence and while the reform law has been respected. within Its limited range, and while there are unquestionable and encouragim; signs of progress. et ac cording to Information which is undoubted ly authentic, there has been a very signifi cant chauge in the civil service. In some departments at Washington this Is le-s apparent than others, but ina survey of the whole sen ice almoct an entire change, or as near as was practicable, since an entirely new force of totally Inexperienced officers would have prevented the regular transac tions of public business. The speaker then gave many ngures to illustrate the scope and significance of the changes. Continuing, he said: "While we maj willingly acquit President Cleveland of In sincerity or Indifference, we must j et lie as , ...... .-... ... j . ..,.. ui!. " "ivaluable as shown great wrong to a cause, of which this league is the authorized national representative. If It didn't plainly and empbaticill) declare that it does not regard the administration, however worth r of respect and conhd. foraian're.-sHis, a.-, in any strict sense of , . .. . , - . , . -o.ii-s.n... scn.ee ,eior.u auuo.i.si- tlon. In regard to the "circular" of the v 11. , ,2t 1 .J .. A. ":lrm' " I politics bv federa office hoIderMbe speaker .aid: ffie circular as a warning has len negiecRM wmi impuniiy. ana as an omer it Is a dead letter. Very rrceatlv it has I . . ( .. . been ostentatiously and flagrantly defied In Baltimore, and should the defiance pass j unremarked the circular may be regarded as withdrawn. A SPLENDID IDEA. New Voik Kepubllcan Killturs Ilt.ru the situation. Sakatooa. X. V., Aug. 3. A confer ence of editors of republican newspapers in the state of Xew York was held here jes terdsy, in connection with the meetiug to nx the time for the state republican con tention. Its purpose was an interchange of ie ws between the editors themselv es and with the gentlemen composing the ' state committee, with a view to more j united and effective work in the future. awui win imuuini us.tj bic-, filter. ij mo- 01 interior towns, were represented, and the day was chiefly spent in discussing questions of political policy. Another meeting will be held at the time of the state convention. Ttie KenturkF Method. WitxiAMSBtr.o, Ky., Aug. ."..Intelli gence comes from Manchester, Clav county. that a fierce fight occurred at the polls dur-' Ing the v otlng on Monday by a score or ni'ire men all having revolvers or bowie klmes. Six were killed outright and a numoer badly wonnded. Tlie dead men Jack Hacker. Daughtery White, John 11. White. Dale Utile and two who are as vet unkuowu. The first four were prominent I citizens of Manchester. The unknown 'lu'.et, docile family horse that he had pur were men from the couutry. Manchester Is chased for only SoO. He knew that horse lne catiital of Clav cninitv In lhesoutheasi- was a dandy family horse, because the eru part of the state. They Are After Him. St. Ioris, Aug.:!. A special from I.on don, Ontario, says: Kev. Wm. Thomas Abbott West, who was seen In this city last Thursday, is wanted In St. liuls for the murder of Susie Beck. He hurriedly vis ited his brother. Peter West, w ho has two of the poisoner's children in his care. It is believed that he has taken refuge near here with sonic of his former religious associ ates. Two Bntilee llurned. I.fauvii.i f, CoL Aug. 3. Fire jester day destrojed the cabin of I'uIUlp Little, situated In California gulch, opposite the American smelter. The cabin contained two sleeping babies who were burned to a ensp. The fattier had gone to his work and tbe moll ler was at a neighbor s 1 lie children were aged respectively 1 and 1 years. Despite the offorts of man) willing hands tbev could not be sav eil. A reat ('onllftfrrMtloii. Mo.ntukxu Aug. :k I-ast evening fire broke out in the rear of a grocery store on SL I.awrence street, and bejore It could be got under control the buildings on both sides of SL Dominique from Xapoleon to SL Jean Baptist. streeL on the west side of SL Hypolite, and thence In the rear of the east side of SL Lawrence street, were de stroyed and about fifty families were made homeless. Wealthy Woman Murdered. El Paso, Tex., Aug. 3. Mrs. Maiez, widow of the late Juan Maiez, one of the wealthiest aud most influential citizens of northern Mexico, was murdered at her residence near Paso del Xotre )esterday residence near Paso del Xotre yesterday afternoon. The deed is supposed to have been committed bv a man named Telle., an Illegitimate son of the late Mr. Maiez. The Death Kerord. New Yoiik, Aug. S. According to the official report, there were 10,230 deaths from cholera In Chill, during the period ot from January to June of this year, and the government expended 1,007,000 iu fight ing the epidemic. Short In Ills Aecounta. Bath. X. V.. Aug. 3. Tbe trustees of the Xew Vork Soidlers' and Sailors' Home have ousted Treasurer Ruble, he being fcB.OOO short. His friends will make the amount good THE M'COY MURDtR TRIAL. Hum the rrl.ulier h.iMprtl r X vrilll I i( llniiciii. fuiSTi-MMiiii, Aug. .;. Since the dis charge of the mry which tried Alf McCoy for the murder of Dr. N'orthup, there has been considerable speculation as to the causes which prompted the finding of a verdict so totally ini'ommeiisurate with the crime. There seems now to be an easy so lution of the inrplexiiig question. Several of the jurymen who tried McCoy are mem bers of the (. A. K. McCoy is al-o a mem b"rof that onranitatiou, and during his trial wore a new (' . It. uniform, kept his e) e closel j upon the jury, anil when ever he could do so, as he thought, with safe! to hliuvlf and them, threw itut (!. A. K signals of distress. It Is alo learned that two of the jiirviuen. although admitting that the evidence pointed to a deliberate murder, et for po litical reasons would agree to nothing but a verdict for manslaughter. Of the seven who stood out for hanging, hve were demo crats, and McCoj hlmelf is a democrat. The peopln, after summing all the things up, think they sinkll a very' large siied rat, and piotest that the verdict was anything but an honest one. It is probable that some of these circumstances will be urged by the attornevs in their arguments for a nw trial and that one n ill be granted on thev and other grounds. MILITARY RESERVATION. limteuiplatril Furiliase f a Natloual Cnuip l3rimnU forCitiaen Holitlerjr. Washixiton, Aug. 3. A movement is on foot to induce congress at the coming session to provide for the purchase of a large tract of land, on the Virginia shore of the 1'otomac, for a grand military reser vation on a different scale from any which has been contemplated in the pasL Land In Virginia, within a few miles of Wash ington, can be purchased at astonishingly low figures at the present time. There are thousands of acres which are offered for sale at prices ranging from $.' to Sloan acre. It is believed that the day will come when there will be a national militia within the borders of the United States. When that day arrives it will be necessary to have a mustering ground for tbe citizen soldiery, aud it Is with this Idea in view that the present movement Ls Inaugu rated. Tbo government already owns sev eral hundred acres across the I'otomac. This tract is embraced In the Arlington es tate and the cavalry station known as Fort .Meyer. Five hundred acres could undoubt ed! be secured near ttiLs reservation at very low figures Just now, and tbe acquisition would furnish a grand place for uiilltary nanem era. STATEMENTS WANTED. The Comtlltuii if Nnttonal KMiiks to be In quired Into. Wa-iumiton. Aug. n. The comptroller of the currency has called Uon the national banks for a report of their condition at the close of business August J. Xu report was ever called for in the month of August until last year, when August -J7 was the date fixed, nor since ISfiS has any date in July later than the 1st been selected. The tnf'-tt-ibi.htfjta. f1 thA imPu.l I a. I III lia rn.kr4 -,, , f()r ,, expecteil , particularly ing bow the banks are prepared to meet the approaching demands for funds to move the crops. All banks that fall to send in reports under the last call within the time specified by law were biMMt, &ik1 Uie flnor bar ben collected anil paid into the treasury. Kven political "iu lutu nir unomj. rii j.ressiire was brought to liear in several c to obulll a remlssilln of ,he penalties. but the comptroller would not consent to ..... .,n .moment. He freouenilv ex- .,, niIllNt.1t . determined to inforce Jn,, M.tnte.and has so informed the banks, jtJv - us - iiai(i-ai K) UvTiuiuiru . Another Man (fone Wrouc. Xkw Yoiik. Aug. 3. Daniel Desmond, clerk for the dry goods firm of L. E. Ilou tiilier V Uro., was arrested vesterday, charged with having emliezrled. during the past j ear, $12,000. proceeds of sales of laces. A DANDY FAMILY HORS. officer Temp Wilson Alakrs furrhaae nt tlie London lork bales. (In Tuesday Oflicer Wilson went to Im- don. He went with the firm purpose ot purchasing a nice, quiet easy-going family horse, and be purchased one. The owner solemnly assured Temp that it w as the best faluUy llore , lj0nd anil lt u a I10tori. ous fact that horse-traders never lie. Temp is a model policeman and can smell a "crook" a mile away, but he doesn't know much more about horses, especially the "faniilj" vari ety, than the horses know about Hebrew. Hut that made no difference. The owner had assured hlni that the horse was a very quiet ami inoffensive brute, and the owner was a horse trader and horse traders never He Officer Wilson paid S.'0 for the horse and hugged himself at the thought of getting so fine a bargain. Tbe horse was stabled and then Temp, w ent to dinner. After dlnrer he Invited some of his Clark county friends to go with him to the stable to see the owner had so assured him and horse trail era never He. The party reached the stable and one of the number had entered when Wilson's do cile family horse laid back his ears, threw a warning glance over his right shoulder, and let drive with both hind feet at tbe In- tirade!. Presently another gentleman es sayed to enter the stable and the family af fair's hind hoofs struck the boards so near his head that lie beat a precipitate retreat It was two hours before anybody could get within reach of that admirable fainllv horse, and even then he ejinib- iled au unhealthy desire to kick ever) body in the vicinity over into the next county. Temp will ti him. however. He proposes to hand-cuff him and put a pair of leaders between his fore and hind feet. It will puzzle him to kick then. lt iiccuried to lemp tins moriuuz wny that trader called the horse a familv horse: liecaue it will take the whole family to drive him. THE CONVERSAZIONE. !Eci1:lr ,tni1 Interesting Meeting ltnt N I till The regular monthly meeting of the First I'resbj lenan Missionary conversaione was held as usual last evening in the parlors 1 1 the church, the subject for the evening being North American Indians The programme was unusually Interesting. After a few open lngwords by the president, the regular exer cises w ere begun. Mr. Xoble King read a humorous little jioem, entitled: "Winding I'p a Horse." After the audience had ceaed laughing, the reading of the "Bud get," the monthly magazine of the society, followed. Much credit is due the editors. Miss Anna Burrows and Miss Alice Smith, for the excellent style in which lt was writ ten. inougn ireauug pnucipao) oi uiC..j history or the Aborigines, it eonttined ! much information of a more recent dale. Though treating principally of the earl) In excellent description of au Indian com munion service was given, thrt editors a -suring the audience that although the pis tor's name was the Rev. Mr. Stone-that-pxints-itseir-red, the scene was impressive ly solemn. The meeting was then thrown open rnr general conversation. Messrs. Will l.ee aud Miner Williams furnished short verbal accounts of their visit to Mr. Mood)'s sufu mer school at Xorthfield. Adjournment was next in order, but the president was interrupted By someone irnm tlie back part, informing the society that the Cherokees were the first people, as a nation, who ever adopted a prohibitory law regarding the sale of intoxicating liquors. MUNICIPAL MASTEtS. Regular anil Important Meeting of tbe Oity Council A Vast Quaitity of "Bood" Paid Out. Til farlorj sirrt llrlilue Tba lt t'mi Milaliu Sfii4Mli4M.0iiUoti ' lilluiis Ninl Onllnnpre H.11I IMIiit 1mii Ipnl !iiineM. The citj council met Tuesda evening in regular session. Tresident Thouiri In the chair and the following present. Messrs. Hlee, llerlew. UurnetL Crumley. I)icn, Fried. Kuak. (Jreeii. Iloppe-, Hanla, Mc Keiiua, Miller, Nett, Mack and Smith. This was the first meeting for two weeks and the session was chiefly consp:coiis for the large number ol p:iv ontmanci the minutes of the la-t uieetlig were read and approved. UFFI('II llFISIIirs. By the clerk l!eort of thecit, neigh master, for July, as follows: Nuniher itrafts N'ot called far Itrmalalng for Juue called for Total l'roceeils from drafts: 41 1 17 Cur's half J.s Total Keferred to auditing committee. By the clerk His report for Jul) money paid out: I'lre department Patrol house show- I.Vt lotal .. !U is Referred to auditing committee. -By tbe clerk Keport of bids for the ma terial and construction of the superstruc ture of the Factory street bridge as ,ltead) reported In detail In the Keithm. Re ferred to the committee on city improve ments with plans and specifications.; By the clerk Communication' from County Auditor Seniss, as follows i IM-RINUFII. !.!, O . Jul)' Jit, JSS7. To the t'lt. Council of the lit, of .prlngneM (.iEntllmes I herewith transmit to you a copy of the certificate of tie Tax commission of the city of springtuld. cer tif) ing their action and the lev ies for taxes made by council on the lth Inst. , 1 hall proceed at once to nlawi said levies as made by council to the extent that they have been approved by the Tax com mission upon the duplicate, and decline to place upon the duplicate any of sail levies in excess of the amounts as approved by said Tax commission. Yours respectfully, ' O. K. SkbVise Auhtor The cop) and communication was nlai ed on file. I'FTITIONS. II) Mr. Biirntt -Petition fr.ni. .lerrv Murph) asklug au extension of ninety days time to lay sidewalk on Forest aVen"je. Re ferred. By Mr. Dicus -Petition from Mrs. Anua S. Phillips asking vacation of an I'lley In Ludlow s additlou. Referred. By Mr. Setts Petition from J. B. M- Counell and about tliirt) other resutents of north Isabella street, asking for an im provement of the street, which is now almost impassable, and for the Lplug of additional water mains. Referred to street committee. By Mr. Fried Petition from: L.i'la Biutn, asklug for an extension of time for curbing and guttering In front of her prop erty on east nign streeL Referred to street committee. A communication was receive. I from K. C Gw)nu, president of the water works trustees, certifying to council the bill for the lowering of water mains on High and ispring streets. The bill u to be found elsewlere. The communication as re- fen ed. B) Mr. Funk, of the committee en city improvements A resolution that the com mitted be authorized to have the abutment on Factory street, both sides of the creek. raised not to exceed four feet. If in their judgment it becomes necessar). A debate ensued. Mr. Crumley chiefly opposing the measure on the grounds that it was giving the committee "too much rope." Mr. Funk said the resolution was offered at the sug gestion of the city engineer. The resolu tion was finally adopted bya voteof 14 to 1. Bills were presented and referred. By Mr. Dicus of the finance committee -The following: Resolved, That the needs of the cltv re quire that twenty-five thousand dollars (S2VU0O) of the market house bonds, amounting, with the pro rata share of tbe premium, to the sum of 827.S-T3 3i. be is sued, and that the purchasers of said bonds, Messrs. Albert .Setter Co., of Cincinnati, lie and they are hereby requested to take and pay lor said bonds to the above amount by feeptemberl, is.'. Passed. PAY OHIUNANCF.s. By Mr. Funk, of the city improvement committee, the following pay ordinances, which were passed: Arrnatrong Brothers, crossing and cul vm plates . 91 35 jHin-sCUyton. brldue rail lug at I'luin street o 'jj Pat Doolan. culvert at North and Lime atone streets If.; ft) V K Jones, sign boards .. : ou Total .ikj u3 By Mr. Xetts, of the claims committee, the following pay ordinance out of general expense fund: J. S .shen alter, cash and salary MM 'J' Passed. By Mr. Fried, of the imlice committee, the following pay ordinance: Costs, supplies, repairs, etr . J. K. Ambrose, police pay roll S 3SS91 ;.in st Total JiiH -H Passed. By Mr. Slack, of the committee on rules and printing, the following pay ordi nance Springfield Publishing couipauy, adver tising I 7U sj lllobe Printing aud Publishing com pany, books ii 00 Total. . . Ilio 52 Passed. li) Mr. McKenua, of the water murks committee The following pay ordnance, which was regularly allowed: Out of water works f uud Wm II. Uoeh, services as expert l" 0" V.i'.C'oulenU.analvsUot water. juu uu J Il.Moler. rvlces . 124 7. Out of street cleaning fund -Water works trustees, lourrlug pipes on High street UW 7 Total By Mr. Berlew, of the cominittte on health aud hospital The following py or dinance, which was allowed: T. B.Peet. galvanised Iron ... . Ackerson S. r-ou, slate. ... K. A. Itlt-e, Insurance-.. Springfield dazette. advertising .. Daniel rulltv au, sanitary marshal. IJi' 31 9S ii '.O.uO 1 V) SZ ttl Total By Mr. Burnett fAlil , of the gas coinmitee Pay ordinance In the sum of 51.4t7.:. Passed. B) Mr. Smith, of the street cominitee Pay ordinance as follows, which was pissed K A. Williams, pay of slreet hands Slflt s. James Nelson, repair 7 ii li. U Kcl v. Iiroumi 1 .!' Total 13li 5o By Mr. Hoppes, of hre deparliuentcoin- mittee Pay ordinance as follows, vhicb was passed: W. II sj.'hauj. clnlma I nu Alra iirrett. wsulGg 7 si Kearus Uros , horse sboelug JO s-'i Total Kl 74 Mi. Fried, of the police committee, pre sented a communication from Jama R. Ambrose, chief of police, stating tha he has Inspected the station house from time to time during the mouth of July and has invaiubl) found it in good and excjlcnt older Vlso the resignation of Geurg- S. r-s4 7 Cr Rirer, acvompaiiled b) a communication by Ma.vor Kell), slating his acceptauce of same. Also the reirt of station House Keeper liiUiui fur Jul), as follows- Suuiber of ariests, -n;. numlierot me.iN served. I.TX!; loaves of bread, i.M. number of prisoners serv ing out sentences during the month. 4'J; cost of supplies, ST'.i 41. 1I reports tiled. The ordinance granting the Champion Electric Light Co. iiermissioii to lay pipes forconveviugoll Tor power and heating was reajj third time and passed. ily. Mr Dicus The following resolution: 'I hat the resolution of council passed September '2s, lsso, accepting a proposition of the P. C. .1 SL Ij. to grant to thecit) a right or wa) across Southern avenue, and several other streets. In con sideration or the city's granting said rail way company the right to lay an additional track and to rearrange and remodel the tracks across Market street. In this city, be and the same Is herebv rescinded, said rail road compaii) having filled to perronn the provision iiimiii which said proposition was accepted and the city not having accepted an) or the rights ot way offered in said proposition, and that the citv clerk be and Is hereby directisi to certify a copy of this resolution to said railway company. The resolution was adopted after consld r b e debate. lll'slll 1 TIONs. Hy Mr. Dicus That the city solicitor be directed to have the full amount of the taxes levied by council placed upon the tax duplicate. Adopted. Messrs. dreen, lim its and Setts voting nay. By same- A resolution providing for the iKirrowing of not to exceed J12.U00 In au llcipatlon nf the general revenue fund, $V 000 to be plaits! to the rredit of the street fund aud $.1,000 each to the credit of the tire department and bridge funds. Adopted By Mr. Miller -Resolution directing the sanitary marshal to place notices prohibit ing fast driving over and the posting of bills upon the same, upon thel.agonda ave nue bridge. Mr. Miller also presented a resolution directing the police committee to investigate the alleged improper conduct of Officer Kenned) i'l the arrest of ('has. Tutt, and report same to council. The follow ing additional resolutions were presented: That street and alley crossings be constructed on Madison ave nue and Stanton avenue where needed. Referred. That the crossing or dered on east side ot Main street at Park be changed to (!eor.te streeL west side of Main. Adopted. Setting aside S'-'OO to complete the grading of Kabella streeL north ot Maiden lane. Referred. In structing the committee on city improve ments to examine into the condition of the Plum street bridge and make necessary re pairs and that one-fourth of such improve ments be charged to the street railway com pany. Mr. Herlew. from committee on health and hospital, presented a communication from the hospital commissioners, asking approval of council upon plans and specifi cations nf heating, plumbing, etc. Resolu tion approving same was adopted. The deed of Ross Mitchell and Warder, llushnell .V (llessiier to tlie city of Spring field of the right to la) and maintain water main, was accepted on Solicitor Summers's motion. Adjourned. C0URTLY KNICHTS. Ohio's llltl.lniiaof the Knlfhta of Pythias In t'miip at llmyton Interesting Oe. cripllon of the Camp. The divisions of the rnlformed Rank of Ohio Knights of Pythias are in camp on the Fair grounds at Da) ton, Springfield being represented by Divisions rt and 44. The encampment has been named Camp Doug las in honor of one of most eminent mem bers ot the order. All the blazonry and Inspiriting grandeur of military life may lie seen in this convo cation of civ ic soldiery. The tented field, camp life, the marshaling ot troops, the band music, the bugle calls, the parades, the drills, thehuir)iiig to and fro of brave men and handsomel) uniformed Knights in sremlng war-like alarms, but only In peace ful convocation, all tend to awaken and arouse the soldier and martial impulse. The Dj)ton Joiiniu! gives the following description of the encampment: The grounds are dotted with tents ar raiiKed in military st)Ie. The general head quarters and Fourth regiment tents are pitched immediately south of Kposition hall. The tents of the other regiments are arranged along Main streeL east and north of that building, witfi the headqiurter's tents in the center of each regiment. The tents are of tlie large wall pxtteni, and a-e Intended for four cots each, giving plenty of room. F-ach is prov ided with a board floor, and some with carpets in addition. The general headquarter's tents are larger, neatly furnished with tables, chairs, camp stools and other couveniencies neces sary for the transaction nf the busi ness required, the comfort of the occu pants and those who have business to trausact there as well as of visitors gener al!). Iiumeuiatelv south of Exposition hail the K. of P. Hag floats Tom a high -tart and to the east of whirli are the head quarters of tne Brigadier Central com manding. Supreme Chancellor, Grand Chan (ellor and the Executive Committee. All divisions on arriving are escorted in front of general headquarters, to which they re- iwrt and are assigned to their quartersby the committee apnointed tor that purpose. The camp has ln-eii arranged with milita ry precision and Is located In the shadies and most convenient part of the grove, from which is had the finest view ot the Cre.it Miami, which, winding in the dis tance, has the highlands to the south and west as a background. Drinking water and gas are provided in abundance on every street between the rows of tents. A large shed on the e!ev ated ground to the west has been converted into a dining ball capable of seating, at oue time, a thousand persons, where the best of rations are served in the most approved style. Ice cream, soda water, lemonade, peanuts ana (Hipcoiu booths are erected at various iKjliits. for general accommodation, 'stim ulants are prohibited upon the ground, but the Initiated, it provided with the proper ;Hiuntersigh, might possibly, in an extreme emergency, lind a "wee drop" that does not intoxicate, but may exliilerate. Exposition hall has lieen fitted up In fine style fur theatrical performances. A large stare with pleasing scenery on each side. an organ and other things have been pro vided, miking it a neat, airy, roomy hall for the pursise Intended. Much credit is due the local committee and all others who had a hand in the planning or the execu tion THE WORK COMPLETED. ry, tritSAler Jl Kell'it Cre-ilttore' Committee Finish Its I.abnrs. Cencral A. S. llushnell and Mr. Amos Whiteley, of this city. Colonel M. Church Ill, of Zanesville, Mr Alexander Cebhart, of Dayton, anil Mr. Walter Potte, of Bos. ton, the committee appointed by the cred itors of Whiteley, Fassler.V Kelly to inves tigate the affairs of that linn, have been In iesion for two dx)s and have finally agreed upon a resirt. The report was tiled this morning with Mr. S. A. llownian and (leneral J. Warren Keifer, the attorneys in the case, and those gentlemen are now engaged in writing and arranging the report Tor pre sentation to the creditors theuisrUes. The report will be put iu circular form and mslled to the creditors. Mr. Uo man, who was seen by a repre sentative of the Kkim hi.ic. said that noth ing could )et be git en to the public about the natnreof the report, hut that an abstract of It might be given to the newspapers for publication tomorrow. Mr. Iiowman de clined even to intimate what the conditions indltlons .V5?7 of the report are. Miss Mollie Deliver is visiting Miss De! lia McCormick of this city. WIUWs J. 0. Wallace's Large Barn Consumed at Medway Horses, Hogs, and a Bull Burned to Death -Other Losses. Immense Amount of Hit), Grain ninl sin. chlnery Consumed A Hpark from the Knilne- l.lllle tllrl's SjMrroM r.sinpe. Perhaps the most disastrous niral lire that has occurred in the recent history of this county, took place between ". and 4 o'clock yesterday (Tuesdayi afternoon on tlie farm of J. C. Wallace, a well-to-do and well known farmer living a mile northeast of the village of Meiiwa). Bethel town ship. Mr. Wallace and a FOIiCK OK VI KN 1VFKK TIIKIMIUMt at the time. a separator owned by Stafford. Funderburg A Bmbaker, of Xew Carlisle, being stationed inside the barn and connecting with the engiiie placed some distance away. The building was quite a large bank barn, being 172 feet long by SO fet in width. It was sur rounded by numerous out-bulldlugs, the largest of whlcxi was a big double corn- house forty feet away. At about three o'clock A SPARK K1IOM TllK F.NOINR flew Into one of the upper doors of the bam and lighted In a ha)-mow. In an Instant the work of destruction commenced and the building was sheathed in flames, which pla)ed along its entire length like a liberated pool of lire. It was immediately apparent that nothing could be done to save tbe building, which burned with the rapidity of tinder, and the entire attention of the small force of available men was given toward HESCUIS" TIIK I-IX'E STOCK and getting out some of the machinery. But in the face of the situation, this was no easy task. In a abort time looking Into the large doors, the interior of the barn presented the appear ance af a fiery furnance. The barn was filled with hay, grain, live-stock and all tbe machinery used to run two large farms. All that wu saved of this was a binder, a hay rake and some live-stock. The flxiues com municated with the corn-crib and other buildings, and they were also destroyed. Confined under tbe corn-shed there were thirty-six bogs WHICH HAD BFEN I.OCKFD I'P to keep them from bothering around straw stacks. Every one of these thirty-six liogs was routed alive, and their half humau, altogether fearful cries, as they fought and struggled and slowly died the most horrible of deaths, could be heard high above the cracking flames, the falling of timber and the confusion of the fire. Inside the bam two line horses and a valuable short-norned bull WKBE BUIIXT TO DEATH, it being impossible to rescue them. In an Incredibly short time the spot where the barn and out buildings bad stood, wu only black wltli cinders and ashes and covered wlin me twisted metal parts ot mined farming machinery. The separator was entirely destroyed, and its loss falls upon its owners, the Xew Carlisle firm mentioned. It was almost new and was worth, probably, S400. The loss in detail ls as follows: The barn, corn-shed and out-bulldlngs. 800 bushels of wheat. .'0 tons of hay. 175 bushels of old oats and all of this year's crop. A large quantity of corn in th' ear. Two grain drills and two mowers. Several barrows, cultivators and other minor farm machinery. A number of sets of harness. A wind-pump on the barn. Tbe separator aud shafting. The two horses, bull and thirty-six hogs mentioned above. The combined loss will reach between S5.000 and JtS.000, partially insured in the Ohio Farmers', Ira Wallace's agency, u follows: 81,000 on the barn, 3500 on the hay and grain, So00 on live stock, 5200 on corn-house. The machinery was unin sured. The fire was very NEARLY ATTENDED BY THE LOSS or Hf- MVV LIFE. A little girl named Debbie Dellavan, living on Cedar streeL this city. Is visiting Mrs. Wallace, and was playing about the barn at the time of the burning. When the fire broke nut she was clear across the barn, and some distance from the entrance. A moment more and the barriers of flame would have effectually cut on her lut chance of escape. At this critical juncture a hand named Metz rushed into tbe barn and succeeded in getting the child out through the dense and asphyx iating smoke and past the SENTINELS OF FIRE on either side. A boy, whose name could not be learned, jumped out ot the barn and thus escaped. URBANA CAMP-MEETINC. PreparBtluna Heine Completed for the Meeting, Wlilrli U to be n tiouil One. The Utbana camp-meeting, which, by the way, ls almost as muoh of an event for Springfield as for our sister city, commences a week from tomorrow, Thursday. August II. The Rev. Frank G. Mitchell, of this city, has just returned from Urbaua and reports that preparations are progressing encouragini). The fences and buildings have just been newly white washed, aud the grounds put Iu nrst-rate condition throughout Rev. R. E. Hudson of Alliance, 0 has been selected to lead the siiigiug and have the music department under general charge. Mr. Carey Boggess, of this city, will have charge of the music of the citing people's meeting, ana it is sure to be a success un der his leadership. The young people's pa viliion has just been nicely fixed up and im proved and now prese.its a handsome ap pearance. It has a seating capacity of 300 people. More Springfield people will have tnts at tbe camp meeting this )ear than ever before. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Jones are the lut to secure a cottage. The Rici'i'HLic will shortly publish a list giving all who. aH fr..t thin Mil- Three new cottages are being built at this time, one by a gentleman fiom Dela ware being particularly lienutifnl. Ilr. rtiinymt (liven it Vacation. The official board of the Central M. K. church has granted the pastor. Dr. Itunyan, a leave of absence of two weeks, for his midsummer vacation. He leaves tomorrow tor the Loveland camp-meeting, and, in deed, will spend the entire time It Is under stood, at the New Carlisle, Loveland and Urbaua camp-meetings. Regular Meeting of the flower Mixtion. L1 opera e Flower Mission holds Its "regular eekly meeting tomorrow at room 4 Black's opera house. Let there be a liberal contrib utions of flowers on the part of the public. They will be judiciously distributed. LOOKS LIKE A JOB. Muck ' Vla.on. the Fleet. Tooled . VI aeon, the Tenia. Anolh- Knli K.I feMl with lirenl t:f er vintfh Xrrmigrd. The hundred-) ard sprint race between young Ed Seal, of this cit),niid Mack Mason, the "Champion agent t"i" from Texas, took place at the fair grounds la.st (Tuesday) evening at 7 o'clock in tlie pres ence ot a crowd of between :iou and 400 people. The interest in tlie race was in terne, and Xeal's supporters, chiefly from the shop of MasL Foos .t Co., were out in large numbers. They were positive that their man was going to win and blew themselves In on him to the extent of their combined wad. Today '" are dividing their time betw een a w lid desire to kick themselves to death and a vehement impression that it would be a good Idea to ui ur del Neal. The Texan "win" with Infinite eae. He did not let himself out until within about fifty feet of the scratch, and then he drew away from Xeal as easily as If the latter had been standing still and crossed the scratch about ten feet ahead. The time was announced as llt seconds, but a good many who are in a position to know say it was 10 seconds flaL More money changed hands on the result than upon anything nf the kind in Spring- held for ) ears. eal was supported neavl- ly by his friends, and dropped about S40O on the race. The suspicion is becoming strongly fixed that the boys have been worked by Mack Mason and nis backers. He came to town as a Champion agenL but as such he has a remarkable amount of leisure and a remark able speed. Ton can find a hundred fel lows today who will Insist that he ls a pro fessional runner, and that he and the other Champion agents who backed him so heavily and successfully, are traveling for the puriose of making just such hauls as the made last nighL The match was for 350 a side, and Sujierintendent Webster, of the Cham pioh Malleable, was stake holder. One ex cited party Insisted to a reporter this morn ing that "Mason" wasn't the name of the winner at all, but that he wu none other than Johnson, the celebrated sprinted of Cincinnati. Another match was arranged right on the heels of lut night's For several days put a smooth, genteel looking fellow has been In the city, and usociated himself with the spurting men. He gave his name as Harry Williams, of Patterson. X. J.. and said he wu on hLs way to Cincinnati to run a race with Johnson. He asked Lew Hagerman, Harry Rbonemus and several others, out to the Fair grounds to time him In a few spurts just tor fun, and obtained their good feelings in that way. At tlie conclusion ot the race last night, Williams rushed up to Mason and challenged htm for a race this evening at G o'clock. The challenge wu accepted and 3.150 put up at once In Ed. Sullivan's hands Among those who are heavily backing Williams are Sullivan and Hagerman. The Repcblic may have a funny tale to tell to morrow. AN IMPORTANT E -TERPRISE. The Board at Trade Meeting Falls to I'n. Out, But a New Manufacturlug Kttitb llthnivnt is DUciM.est. There wu to hare been a meeting latt night at the court bouse of all those inter ested in the Board of Trade movement, but for some reason the interested parties, with the exception of perhaps a dozer, failed to materialize. 'hm few of tb faithful wlw 1M ppear pused an hour on tbe south steps of the court house chatting informally about various topics. Finally Mr. J. S. Miles expressed his re gret that no meeting could be held as he had intended to deliver a com munication of considerable Im portance to those present He stated that be hail been approached by a gentleman who desired to locate in Springfield and start a manufactory that would employ al most exclusively female labor. lie was not at liberty, he said, to state what the nature of the manufactory was, but that If any body desired to investigate the matter with a view to Investing some money in the en terprise, he would be glad to unfold the de tails to him. The gentleman who wants to come to Springfield is at present superintendent of a large factor)-, the capital of which is ?:(0. 000. It was established three years ago, and during that time the firm has cleared S75.000 They employ about 1A1 women and girls. Tne work is easy and clearly and in even" way suited to female operatives. The gen tleman told Mr. Miles that he desired to locate in Springfield for two reasons: First, because the population was largel) American; and second, because he found that there Is In Springbeld a large amount of unemployed female labor. He has soihe capital himself, and hopes to interest Mime of Springfield's moneyed men In the enter prise. The product ot the factory will be sold exclusively to wholesale houses and there Is a constant and growing demand forlL Those who heard Mr. Mi'es' statement were ot the opinion that the enterprise ought by all means to be secured b) Spriugtieldj and it is probable that some definite steps will be taken towards that end la a few days. THE "STONE MAN." Like a Cat, IIu Jilue Lives, anil Its Spir it Ooe Manning On. Our readers will remember, says the Xenia Gazette, that some time last summer a story went the rounds of the newspapers about a man over In Mercer county being burned by fire from heaven and turned to stone tor having given vent to his wrath by some terribly profane utterances. It was evolv ed wholly from the facile brain of a newspaper man, Mr. John W. Osbon. form erly of Xenia. and wu originally published in the Springfield Repl'blic. Of course the story wu so improbable that every one with a grain of common sense recognized it as a hoax. But ridiculous as the fact may appear, there is on exhibition in a dime museum iu Xew Vork, a stone image, which is exhibited u the tuan who was burned and turned to stone In Ohio by the wrath of Rod. And there are countless numbers ol fools who gaze upon the Image with awe and swallow the story. The Springfield'. Lose Again. The Hush-Up base hall club, of this city, were again defeated by the Zanesville-, al i the latter place yesterday by the oore of 17 to 4. The game was a degree better than Monday's and that is all that can be said of It The boys play their final game with the Zanesvllies this afternoon and the come home by the X. . railroad Xenia. oongstown and Zanesville. Let 'em come. The Nelsons went to New Moorefield to day to play the rural team of that metro polls. Police Court. Judge Young yesterday disposed of the following cases: George Davis and II. Lucas, disorderly, S-' and costs each; I'at Ward, same. $10 and costs; Henry Miller and John Roth, drunk and disorderly. 310 and costs; Wm. (Irtws, committing an inde- isiib M.l, sl. li li"w, .lailll-s , I.MU1S, l- 1 .ui.l n.l Sift an. I nn-fji !.... f.!!!... I.: terlug, Sj and costs. Philip Crube. ch.irged ' with assault and F. Cunningliaui. charged ! with carrying concealed weapons, were dis missed. Nutwlthatanillng the Kxtrnue Hut weather and the numerous cheap sales, closing sales and bankrupt sales last week, Starkey & Scowden of the famous one price cash boot and shoe house did an enormous business, especially Saturday, day and evening, their store looked like a grand dress party. Good goovis at low prices will win. They are the o-ily home in Springfield that retail at wholesale pricei, SUMMER CLEARANCE IE (Wngiianis, oc per yd., worth 10. Ginghams, Sc per jd., worth l'.V to I5e. American Satttens, 10c, worth 12 l-2c to 13c. Box, Wash, Suits at one half of former price. Bargains extraordinary in Dress Goods, .c, 10c, 12 1-,,'c, 15c and 25c ppr yard, all at less thin one-hal' former price, itemnants Summer (Jootls ut one half former price. MURPHY &BR0. 48 & SO LlnieHtone. &&fiuZC& R! GOODS Uand 3G South LinvHtwe St. Last week we offered some e cided bargains in Summer Goods, which no other house in the city has yet matched. This week we can do better still. Please take notice : 10 Cent Crinkle Ginghams, Only 5c a Yard. Come early and be happy. Parasols this week less than half price. n e-J xfr r7K rs- tC&U: 2UI HONEST GOODS A.X HONEST PRICES. NO BAITING NOR SCHEMING AT ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE, MM ' 10 BLACK'S 0PEIU H0TSE. H Kf :3 I s J M v. !.. '