SPEmOFIELD, O., MOKDAT EYENING JUNE 4. 1888
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June 2, 1888. J
A Lesson in Economy.
Philosophers have noticed
that when a man makes up
his mind that he has got to
practice economy he gener
ally tries to begin with his
"Now that bonnet of yours,
my dear," said Spiikins, '"how
much did it cost?"
"Ten dollars ! Suffering
Cornelius ! Do you see that
.hat, madam? That s a Nas
cimento; didn't cost half that
and will wear me clear into
straw hat time ; where did I
get it? At The When, of
"Other expenses? What
other expenses?" said Spii
kins, with a snort. "I haven't
any other expenses. I don't
play pool, or go down town
nights to the lodge when
there ain't no lodge." "Oh",
cigars and things ? Well, I
suppose thevcost me $10 last
"Ten dollars!" screamed
Mrs. Spiikins, "and yet you
'"want me to economize on a
ten-dollar bonnet ; and that
overcoat you have got on cost
30 -at least, and that suit $30
"No, my dtar," said Spiikins, trium
phantly, "I got those at factory prices, one
profit above cost to manufacture, at The
. When, a saving of one profit. Don't you
see that paid for the cigars ? So the cigars
didn't cost anything 1"
"Oh. yes.'! Bald Mrs. Spiikins, somewhat
dazed, "I see. (Recovering.) Why; how
nice, Augustus. Why, If you buy your
clothes at The When the year round your
, cigars won't cost you anything."
"Exactly," said Spiikins, swelling with
success, "that's just it 1 always buy of
KOS. 25 ASD 27 WEST SLID? Sr.
TALK. AT ST. LOUIS.
Ex-Mayor Prince Beaver Says That the
Tisfrt Will be Por Oiiio, Indiana, New
York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
THAT DEMOCRATIC DAILY.
General Sheridan No "Worse A Copper
Mine In the Weit Caret In Two
Lire Lost Wrong Man Lynched
in JTfw Jersey.
BIG BLAZE AT DAYTON.
- An Acre of Flames Lumber Yard and
Several Swellings Destroyed Lou 325,
Vattos, O., June 4. The largest
though not most disastrous fire ever known
In Dayton occurred Sunday afternoon in
the block bounded by Dutert, May, Terry
and Third streets. When first discovered
four or five plies of dry lumber in the lum
ber yard belonging to Fierce and Coleman
were, ablaze. Flames spread so rapidly
that before the department could get to the
spot and at.work three,pr four,.stables- and
five dwelling houses fronting on 3Iay
street, were burning like tinder, also four
cars'loaded with lumber, and all the fences
and out-houses in the nefghbortrood. Fully
an acre of solid flames confronted the fire
department in less than thirty minutes.
The lumber yard, lumber sheds and
freight cars were beyond recovery almost
from the start, and were allowed to burn to
ashes. -Desuerate efforts were made to save
the five dwellings In the vicinity, but, de
spite everything, they was a total loss of
about S35.000. witn an insurance 01 oio.uuu.
The origin of the fire Is unknown, but it
Is supposed to nave oeen irom spares iroui
Tjassine locomotive! or from stumps of ci
gars carelessly thrown away by boys who
wera seen smoking and plating cards
among the board piles shortly before. One
of the marvels of the fire was the rapidity
with which it spread, and the equal sudden
ness with which five families, with all their
goods,- were dumped into the street and
The fire raged from 1 to 530, and, was
witnessed by 30,000 people.
All About Ills Condition Today.
Wasihsoton-, June . At 9:30 o'clock
it was stated, at the house that there had
been no material change In Gen. Sheridan's
condition since the 5 o'clock bulletin was
issued. CoL Blount was seen about 10 and
said that Drs. O'KeUly and Byrne were
with the general. They had decided not
to issue annother bulletin until 2 o'clock
this afternoon, except in the case of fresh
complications, of which there are, it ts
said, no indications at present.
At 13 o'clock an attendant at the doors
said there had been no change in the con
dition of General Sheridan since the last
bulletin was issued. Little before noon,
Gentral Kncker, Mrs. Sheridan's father,
left the lionse, and with worried and anx
ious"expression on his face, said: "The
General is no better." It is stated that Dr.
Pepper, before leaving for Philadelphia,
told the family that the General was in a
better condition than when he saw him last.
Philadelphia, June i. Dr: Pepper
returned from Washington shortly after S
o'clock thl3 morning. He said the In
creased embarrassment of the pulse and
breathing which appeared last evening is
principally due, In part at least, to abrupt
climatie changes. It did not develop into a
spell of heart failure, as on other occasions,
which is an encouraging fact.
Uattojt, 0., June 4. Credible rumor Is
afloat ll.at Ihe body of Mrs. Oilie Denis,
who was buried at Farmersvllle. this coun
ty, several months ago, was exhumed re
rently and exhibited signs of bavlrig been
buried alive; that there were blood stains
on the shroud, au appearance of agony on
the face, and contortions showing that a
probable strugele had been made for free
dom. It issupposedthatwhilelna'trance,
which was mistaken for death, Mrs. Denlse
was buried. The awful -revelation is said
to have so preyed upon the mind of her
husband, who was a man of robust consti
tution, that he pined away and died a few.
By the .Associated Press.
St. Louis, June 4. Mr. Charles W.
Knapp, of the Republic, chairman of the
local press committee, has enlarged the
space allotted to the press. Mr. Knapp has
assigned 278 seats to working reporters. In
addition to these seats the committee has set
apart 422 seats for the press who cannot be
accommodated at the working reporter's
While discussing the coming meeting of
the democratic national committee to be
held this afternoon, Ex-Mayor Prince
Beaver says: "I shall retire from the na
tional committee; also W. II. Kelly, Min
nesota;' A. II. Brown, Indiana; B. B.
Smaller, Vermont, and Don M. Dickinson,
of Michigan. Secretary Vilas has already
withdrawn to make room for John L.
Mitchell. The only New England state we
have any show of carrying will be Con
necticut, and if we declare for a lowtarlff
our chances there will be slim. I would
not waste any money on the northwest or
Ohio. Indiana, Hew York, New Jersey
and Connecticut are the states to be
watched. Indiana will be safe, with either
Thurman or Gray. I believe the "Old Ro
man" will be nominated. There will be a
hot fight in New York. I think Blaine
will be the republican candidate. lie can
have it ifhe wants it, and I believe that if
the-convention were to call on him he
would accept, even though he may not, in
all sincerity, care for the nomination.
As to Governor Htuy-well, I suppose
he. will give Cleveland the same support
that Cleveland gave him. I am convinced,
though, that a contract of some kind will
be made that will insure his active support
of the ticket. Every nerve will have to be
strained to make success in New York."
As early as seven thl3 morning the union
depot was packed and all during the morn
ing, at intervals of five or ten minutes,
regular and special trains were coming In.
For a block or more outside the station
carriages and vehicles of all descriptions
wero packed and along the sidewalk and in
the station are numerous bands and recep
tion committees. By 8 o'clock the main
corridors of the hotels were thronged" with
people "and In the streets the sounds of
martial music were heard on every side.
There is nothing to add to last night's news
concerning the situation.
The New York delegation, seventy-two
strong, will vote for Thurman, although
there are several in the delegation who will
advocate General Black's candidacy and
would vote for him. The unit rule, how
ever; interferes with their free action, and
the delegation, beyond doubt, is solid for
Thurman. AU opposition seems to be in a
fair way to be overwhelmed. Illinois is
divided and can exert but little pressure for
the soldier candidate. However, they
claim a strong following from Colorado,
Minnesota, Dakota, Michigan and Ohio,
some from Maryland and many from the
South. Their cry is that the ticket must
have a soldier on it toViu the soldier vote.
Every delegation that arrives has a' voice for
Judge Thurman, although there are a num
ber who don't agree, "snort or pontics."
The Iowa men arrived this morning, and
were strong in their praise of the "Old
Roman," and believed their delegation
would vote that way if they got a chance.
Mr. Watterson's friends are pushing him
for permanent chairman.
The general drift'of opinion is that the
platform will be a repetition of. that of
1SS4.- with the endorsement of the presi
dent's' views, as expressed in his message,
it the matter is pushed. A most interesting
phase of Thurman boom is the fact that It
was started by party leaders residing out
side of Ohio. New York is credited with
starting the ball for Thurman, and con
gressman Scott, of Pennsylvania, has
warmly advocated the cause of the "Old
I toman" from the start. Scott's support
gives credence to the talk that
President Cleveland favors Thurman's
nomination. The Ohio delegation is split
right in two over Thurman's candidaey,
and a feeling of Intense bitterness has
grown up Detween me inurraan ana
the antl-Thurman members of the Ohio del
egation. Early this morning leading members of
the Ohio delegation went into secret session
In the rooms of General Powell at the Lin
den hotel on Thurman's candidacy. It is
still In session. The anti-Thurman dele
gates claim to have secured sii additional
converts in the Ohio delegation this morn
ing, and a careful canvass of. the delegation
shows that.Thurman only has a majority of
four votes in the delegation, standing.
Thurman. 25; anti-Thurman. 21, Baker, of
Cincinnati, acting wltn anti-rnurman Tac
tion. Among the most active and bitterest
of the Thurman members are Judge
Henry, of Serifeca; JA.D. Marsh. Mercer;
.Nash, of Ueauga, and aiessrs nuuman,
Satter and Patterson. Calvin S. Brice.
of Lima. O., millionaire railroad magnate.
Is credited with being the real original pro
moter of the Thurman boom. He heads
the Ohio delegation. The story goes that
11 rice ha bis eye on the senatorial seat oc
cupied by Senator Payne, but was given to
understand by Thurman's friends that he
never could reach the' senate as long as
Thurman lived. In order to conciliate
Thurman and shelve him as senatorial
aspirant, Brice persuaded secretary Whit
ney to come out for Thurman. and thus the
"Old Roman" is said to have been brought
into the race.
Brice will probably be elected a member
of the national committee, to succeed W.
W. Armstrong, from Ohio.
Editor Welt Does Not Take Much Stock
In the Knterprlse.
Editor West, a democrat of a most pro
nounced type, does not take enthusiastic
ally to the idea of a democratic dally pa
per. Mr. West has been in the newspaper
business here for a number of years, and
ought to know what be is talking about
lie says in the last issue of his paper:
"The Jefferson club meets tomorrow
evening to discuss a dally democratic paper.
The faithful will be harangued by ambitious
leaders who will tell what they know about
journalism. Johnny Klnnane, who is the
godfather of the unborn dally, will disclose
the 'open sesame" of success in newspa
perism. What Johnny knows about jour
nalism could w written in a Doia nana on me
tiniest fineer nail of an Infant, while what
he does not know would make the largest
volume ever published. Yet Johnny is a
'representative democrat' on a par with
other 'representative democrats' who are
digging a ditch for 'the party of organized
ignorance" (see republican organs) to fall
into. It is the policy of a minority party
to devote "its sinews of war'J to practical,
effective work, perfecting and unifying
their organization, arranging for the last
vote to be brought out, sending workers
among the people, etc. A dally newspa
per will prove a Jonah and will swallow all
the available funds of the party and the
THE TALLY-SHEET CASES.
Wlen They Come Cp for Trial Where
Will Judge Thnrman Be?
There is considerable speculation as to
Judge Thurman's course in the tally-sheet
cases should be be nominated for the tall
of the Cleveland kite.
The Columbus Journal of this morning
"Since it seems to be conceded that Judge
Allen G. Thurman is to be drafted as the
candidate for vice president on the ticket
with Cleveland, there is considerable spec
ulation as to what will become of
the tally-sheet cases. The case of
Allen O. Myers is to come up next
Thursday, June 7tb, and that of R.
B. Montgomery Is set for the following
week. T. E. Powell, the leading counsel
for the defense, Is now at St. Louis as a
delegate-at-Iarge and will hardly be here
for the trial on Thursday. Should Judge
Thurman be renominated tomorrow or the
next day. It is thought that he could not be
constraiued to remain in the cases, as his at
tention would be more or less taken up in
the campaign. Mr. L. L. Mills Is in Eu
rope and cannot be here to take part again.
Prosecuting Attorney Huling will, how
ever, be ably assisted by Colonel J. T.
Holmes and Judge George K. Nash."
THE SILENT REAPER
Claims Mr. II. F. Starrett, an Aged and
Highly Ilpected Citizen of ThU City.
Mr. H. F. Starrett an aged and blghjy
esteemed resident of this city, died at his
residence, corner Columbia and Fisher
streets, (from Qparalysls Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock.
Mr. Starrett had the first stroke of -this
terrible malady last Sunday a week ago.
and yesterday had another and severer
stroke, from which he never rallied.
Mr. Starrett at the time of his
death was 78 years and S months
of ige, having been born in West
Chester. Pa.. October 9th. 180Q. His pa
rents came to Cincinnati when he was two
years of age, and moved from there to
Franklin. Ohio, wnere ne spent nis youtn.
From there he went to Urbana, where he
learned bis trade as a shoemaker, with
Joseph White, and came to Springfield,
March 25, 1S33. where ne has since resuiea.
He was married on the 16th of April, 1835,
to Miss Catharine Albert, by which union
there w?re five children. He leave bis
wife and five children, Lewellyn, who lives
In Marion, Ind.; Irvln, of New lork city;
Harry and Lavinla and Mrs. Mary E. Herr,
who live in this city.
The funeral services will be conducted by
Dr. Falconer. Interment will be made at
WHO WILL PRESENT SHERMAN?
ROBBED HIS FATHER.
Willie K. Darker Picks nit Father' Pock
U and Robe the Store.
Sometime after 10 o'clock Sunday even
ing, the merchant tailoring store of Mr.
Wm. S. Barker, at No. 8 east Main street,
was.robbed of between 860 and 870. The
safe was opened and the money abstracted
from the slide cash-drawer.
The deed was committed by Willie It
Barker, the 15-year-old son of the pro
prietor. The boy seems to bo thoroughly
incorlgible, and his parents are to be sin
cerely pitied for the ownership or such a
boy. Kindness and good treatment seem to be
entirely wasted upon him. Several years
ago he ran away from boms under unflat
tering conditions, but out of respect for the
boy's parents the matter was kept out of
the city prints. This time the case is so
flagrant and criminal that'll becomes a
matter of legitimate news.
It appears that after Mr. Barker had rr.
tired Sunday evening at his residence. No.
294 south Market street, the boy went into
his father's bedchamber, went through the
pockets of his trousers and abstracted the
keys of the store. He then'quieUy slipped
out of the bouse aud came down town. It
was an easy matter.to unlock the store door,
BOY IS SO WELL fSOWX
that the fact would have excited little
suspicion even bad he, been caught
in the act, as he usually stays In the store
as a clerk. Once inside the boy opened the
iron safe and cleaned It of Its money con
tents, amounting, as stated above, to be
tween S60 and 370, a gold watch and
a check for S30. The boy then skipped
out on one of the night trains, taking the
keys with him. Mr. Barkar bad to employ
a locEsmttn this morning in order to get to
the store. The boy's parents are almost
crazed with mortification at his conduct
The matter was reported, to the police and
Chief Ambrose this morning wired descrip
tions of the missing boy fn a dozen direc
tionseven as far as St. Louis and Chi
cago. The boy is a tall young fellow, but
extremely slender, weighing just an even
hundred pounds. He has a thin face, light
blue eyes ana rather light brown hair.
When he left be wore striped trousers.
In the First Congregational Church, on
Center Street, on Sunday Morning
and Evening, Jane 3,
Sermon by the Founder or the Church,
Rev. James U. While, In the Morales
LnstSerTices in the Old lioute In
the Evening by the Pastor.
MORE HUNGRY BURCLARS.
General Hastings, of Pennsylvania, Said
to Have Been Selected.
It seems that an Ohio man is not to pre
sent Senator Sherman's name to the Chicago
convention after all. The following Wash
ington special to the Commercial Gazette
locates the gentleman In Pennsylvania,
who is to perform that conspicuous duty:
"General D. H. Hastings, advocate gen
eral of Pennsylvania, and a delegate-at-large
from that state, will present the name
of Senator Sherman to the national con
vention at Chicago. Senator Sherman IsJ
very fortunate In having so well known
and distinguished a citizen as General
Hastings to present his claims for the
nomination! Mr. Sherman Is not only for
tunate in bis advocate, but his friends are
to be congratulated that the presentation of
his name will come from the leading repub
lican state. General Hastings is a man of
fine appearance, and a very eloquent
HE NAMES THE TICKET.
Knlehtsot Labor lion and Steel Workers.
Prrrmn:o, June 4. The annual con
vention of Iron and steel workers of the
national assembly of Kulghts of Labor met
this morning, with sixty delegates, repre
senting 7,000 members. The principal
business will be the drawing up of a scale
governing workers In iron and steel mills
and furnaces; also a revision of the consti
tution. The Wrong Man Lyched.
New Yokk, June 4. A negro under
sentence of death at Freehold, N. J., has
confessed that it was he who assaulted Miss
Herbert, two years ago, for which another
negro, Mingo Jack, was lynched. -
Wanted To trade a White or a New
Home sewing machine in payment for the
papering of a large store room. Address,
Wm. Thorntou, 10 north Market street i
Major Blckhamonthe Ground and Names
Cleveland and Thurman.
Editor Slckham, of the Dayton Journal,
Is on the ground at St. Louis and sends the
following special to bis paper. The major
has a great head for republican politics and
Is probably qn to the democratic slate:
St. Louis, June 3. The Brice party ar
rived this morning In great shape after
royal entertainment and marched up town
with a band, and are pleasantly quartered.
Delegations are coming in constantly. Bal
timore came in last with a big band playing
Dixie. It is most uninteresting for visit
ing reporters here, for the ticket and plat
form are already arranged. ' Cleveland and
Thurman is the cry; a large portion of the
Ohio delegation kick at Thurman, but Con
gressman Scott says Cleveland wants him
and he will be nominated by acclamation.
W. D. B.
Petty Thieving Alarmingly Prevalent Sat
urday Night and Sunday.
Hungry burglars got in their work with
a vengeance Saturday and Sunday nights,
and the police have their bands full looking
the matter up. The motive of the bur
glars seems more largely .concerned In ap
petite than crime. Sometime during Sat
urday night the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
James Kinney, at the corner of High and
Mechanic streets, was entered by burglars,
who did nothing, however, more than to
rob the refrigerator of Its contents. They
got away with a lot of butter, some cake
and a fine roast of beef.
On the same evening a basketful of soiled
linen garments awaiting Monday's wash.
was stolen from the residence of a Mr.
Everett on Clark street, The basket was
sitting in the coal shed.
Sunday evening burglars effected an en
trance into the cellar of Mrs. Johnson Mor
ton's residence, on Factory street, near the
Little Miami bridge. Some preserved
fruits were stolen, together with butter and
other edibles. The tops were torn off of
many jars of. canned fruit, and the lids
were taken from the milk crocks. .Mrs.
Morton is of the Impression that entrance
was obtained through the window, but this
can hardly be true, as the dust was not dis
turbed as it would have been had some
body crawled over the disused sill. It 'Is
much more likely that the servant forgot to
lock the cellar door. This makes the third
consecutive burglary committed at this
BROKE HIS LEG.
Harry Todd, Son of Mr. J. M.Todd, Sus
tains a Very Painful Accident.
Harry Todd, the 11-year-old son of Mr.
J. M. Todd, living on north Yellow Springs
street, met with a very painful and serious
accident yesterday afternoon, while out
walking with his parents. He and his pa
rents were passing the day with Mr. and
Mrs. Fink, corner of East and Pleasant
streets, and in the afternoon wero tak
ing a walk around the East street
shops. in the vicinity of the
railroad. He was playing around some
freight cars, and slipped upon the track
and broke his left leg In two places between
the thigh and knee, making a very serious
accident He was taken to the office of
Drs. Austin and McLaughlin, where the
double fracture w3 reset
He passed a very restless night, but. this
morning ts feeling better, and is seemingly
on the high road to recovery.
A Complicated Case.
An interesting case comes up before
'Squire Stout this week. James Barry
claims that Thomas Curtis, the proprietor
of a restaurant on south Market street,
offered him S25 if he (Barry) could sell the
restaurant for 8250. Barry succeeded in
doing it but when he went after the S!5
Curtis squealed. Barry then went to Jus
tice Stout and through Constable CoatPs
gamlsheed the money. The. parties who
bought the restaurant refused to stand by
their bargain. The case will be tried some
time this week.
Grace M. K. Church.
The return of the pastor, after several
weeks' absence, found the church In a
flourishing condition, demonstrating the
fact that it is well enough established to run
itself. A full house last night listened
attentively to a memorial sermon. The
church was beautifully decorated with
Next Sunday will be observed as Chil
dren's day. The morning sermon to chil
dren will be followed by a baptismal ser
vice for Infants and small children. The
evening will consist of speaking by the
children, responsive readings, and singing.
Everyone will be made welcome.
Mine Caves In Two Miners Dead.
Butte, Montana, June 4. There was
a cave-In in the St Lawrence copper mine,
yesterday, when all the men but four had
come to the suface. The men are now dig
ing through to rescue two which can be
heard distinctly hammering on the wall.
The rescuing party were within twelve
feet of the. entombed men early this morn
ing, and by signals learned that only two
Strawberries, pineapples and bananas at
Allen's, 18 east High street
It Pleases the Bemmies.
A very handsome souvenir of the demo
cratic convention, now assembled in St
Louis, is a large and delicately colored de
sign in which a chaste figure of Liberty,
coucbant holds In hand excellent vignette
portraits of the President and his pretty
wife. A picture of the big St Louis bridge
ends the design, through which runs a
scroll with the legend. "The City of St
Louis Welcomes the' National Democratic
How She Fixed It.
It was a mlschevious Dayton girl who, in
the marriage service repeated the clergy-
mau's solemn line: "Promising to love,
honor and obey," in this novel but char
acteristic form: "Promising to love, honor
and.be gay." The clergyman wanted to
smile but be did not dare; neither did he
dare to Insist that she say It right And so
the ceremony proceeded, the minister trust
ing to the husband to tame the gay young
Schoolboys and Base Ball,
The boys of the Southern school building
are developing quite a degree of skill In
wielding the bat and tossing the balL A
nine from that house played a nine from
the Pleasant street building last Saturday
on the Market street grounds. Thescore
stood 10 to 9 in favor of the Southerns.
A man named K. W. Koby, living near
the East street shops, hitched two Indian
ponies near Smith's blacksmith shop, in
Fisher alley, about 7 o'clock Saturday even
ing. At 11 ho reported to the police that
thev had disappeared and as he had tied
them securely he thought they had been
stolen. The police were notified. Oue
pony Is a bay and the other a sorrel.
The best and freshest fiuits and vegeta
bles are found at Allen's, 18 east High
June 3, 18SS, will be a memorable day,
In alt the future years, to the members and
friends of the First Congregational church.
On the 23th of February, 1350, formal steps
were taken to organize the church, and
March 31, 1850, Itev. James C. White, now
pastor of the Poplar street Presbyterian
church, Cincinnati, commenced his work as
acting pastor of the church. On the 27th
of April follow ing, an ecclesiastical council,
in which were represented six different de
nominations, met and approved of the plan
to organize a Congregational church, which
from that day to this has maintained its
position as orthodox and evangelical. The
new churcli ben an with thirty-nine mem
bers. The new church edifice (now the
old one, work on the demolition of
which' has just begun.) was open for
use and dedicated April 2S, 1853. The
remaining portion of the indebtedness
Incurred was extinguished under the
pastorate of Rev. Hugh McLeod, in
1856, and important Improvements were
made, costing 53,000, under the pastorate
ot Kev. A. Hastings koss. u. u.. in 1872.
Still later, Improvements were made under
me pastorate oi itev. w. a. warren.
The pulpit and plarform were decorated
with flowers. In an elaborate and beautiful
manner, by Mrs Israel Frantz. In front
was a pillow of white flowers, on which
were in dark blossoms the figures "1852"
Appropriate and beautiful pieces were
rendered by the quartette choir, under the
direction of Mr. Herbert Sawyer Miss
Belle Tillyer organist
The pastor, Kev. S. P. Dunlap, made
brief, but touching remarks. The follow
ing list of pastors was given:
Kev. James C. White from 1850 to 1854.
Itev. Hugh McLeod from May, 1855, to
December 1857. .
Kev. Edward W. Root from October,
1859, to October. 18G5.
Itev. A. Hastings Ross from February,
1806, to January, 1873.
Kev. Joseph, L. Bennett from April, 1873,
to December, 1874.
Itev. William II. Warren from Septem
ber, 1S75, to April. 1837.
Kev. Samuel P. Dunlap from April,1837,
to the present time.
Mr. Dunlap read Interesting letters from
Key. Hugh McLeod, now at Lynn. Mass.,
engaged in literary work, from Mrs. Mary
T. Root of New Haven, Conn., from Rev,
A. Hastings Ross, It D.,. and wife, of
Port Huron, Mich., and from Rev. William
U. Warren, pastor of the Central Congre
gational church, of Cincinnati.
Mr. Dunlap alluded to two of the pastors
who had passed away, and whose
spirits might be hovering near on this occa
sionnamely. Rev. Edward W. Root and
Rev. Josenh L. Bennett and it Is certain
that tha families of these two good and
true men, who had fought a good fight and
suffered much' affliction before being called
to their reward, are held in loving remem
brance by the members of the old church.
Rev. James C. White then addressed the
congregation, which filled the house and
was the largest known for years, speakin.
ot early days in a most Interesting manner,
and repeating large portions of a New
Year's sermon preached thirty-five years
ago. Mr. White, although 82 years of age.
spoge witn great vigor.
In the audience were several who were
either members, or attendants, at the or
ganization of the church. Among these
were Mr. William Grant Mr. William H.
Grant Mr. Robert C. Woodward, city
noranan, Mrs. Diana btimson, uen. Asa
S. Bushneli, Mr. Wolcott M. Spencer, jr.,
of Cincinnati. The reporter does not
know of any others who were present and
heard Mr. White's sermon, ot thirty-five
In the evening, at 7:15, was held the
largest meeting ever held by the Y. P. C.
E. society, in all the three years of its exis
tence, the audience extending some distance
from the Bible class room into the larger
room in front It was a consecration
meeting, conducted by the president Miss
Susie LeClercq, the secretary. Miss Annie
Sawyer, calling the-roll.
At S o'clock the audience room of the
church was literally packed with people,
the members ot Battery E being present
by invitation,, to join a service in memory
of fallen comrades Ores Grisso, Corporal
Schroder and Mr. Hill.
The pastor preached a most appropriate
and powerful sermon sermon from the text
"illessed are ye that mourn, for ye shall
be comforted." It was shown that those
who passed through the furnace heat of
affliction were purified and -strengthened
and divinely comforted. At this service a
basket of flowers, surmounted by a white
dove, appeared among the decorations.
Kev. Mr. White, assisted in the evening
The work of tearing down the old church
has already commenced. It is expected
that the new church will be opened on the
old site about the first of November. On
Wednesday evening and on Sunday next
services will be held In Memorial hall, on
Washington street, (C. C. C. &. I.railway),
north side of the street
POST OFFICE ROBBED
At Selma at Noon The Thieves Captured.
A bold attempt was made at noon today
to rob the postofflce at Selma, this county.
The postmaster was expecting it and
laid for the thieves. They are an uncle
and nephew named Frank and Bill Harri
Entrance was gained through a side wlni
dow, which was broken out by the thieves.
They were captured in the act and brought
to this city and lodged In jail. They se
cured little or nothing.
The same men are thought to have done
the same act before.
Fire This Afternoon.
As the Republic goes to press the St
John Sewing Machine company's west end
shops are on fire. The fire department
is at work, but they are experiencing
great difficulty In getting water. The
cause of the fire and the loss, of courte,can
not be given at this time. The shop
will probably be a total loss.
LAteii The stock and building Is a to
tal loss. Insurance on stock 810,000. The
fire Is spreading to the company's
lumber yard, where about 30,-
000 feet of lumber is in
piles. The fire originated in the dry house.
The steamer Is at work now getting, water
at the race. The department is experi
encing great difficulty.
WHAT THE RECORD SHOWS.
12 l-2c AND 10c.
TheNnmber of Saloons In Clark County,
Compnred With Oue Tear Ago.
The facts contained herein will not be
appreciated by prohibition brethren because
the result was accomplished through a re
publican source, but figures won't lie even
if they are republican figures, and the pro
bibs will have to stand it From the audi
tors books it is found that there are 156 sa
loons in Clark, county located as follows:
SDriusr-el- city lit
Sprtngfleld township . . , 2
South Charleston 5
New Carlisle . 2
In the townships not mentioned there are
These figures show a falling off, with the
last year, of fifty-two saloons.
One year ago the auditor had upon his
books 20S places where liquor was sold.
The August settlement showed that 20 of
them "had quit the business leaving 183,
and now the number U down to 150. ' By
no means a bad showing, but the third
part fellows will say that Is 156 too many.
and go on In their attempts to defeat the
republican party because they only closed
52 saloons during one year.
If these one hundred and fifty-six all pay
the $250 tax it will create a fund of S39.-
000, to be divided between their funds as
follows: One fourth of the whole amount
to the poor fund, which would make In
this case S9.750. One half of the balance,
or 814,625, to the city, two-thirds enough
to pay the entire police force for an entire
year. The remaining one-half, or 14,625,
goes to swell the general fund.
If yon want to see ihe hand
somest Gingham? American
manufacturers hare yet pro
duced, surpassing all former
seasons, then take a look at
the stylish plaids and stripes
with plain ginghams 'to
.8 A.XD oOLIMESTOXE ST.;
IN THE COURTS.
Whvt the Dandy Coppers are Doing to
Preserve the Peace.
Mike Fitzpatrlck, who keeps a saloon at
the corner of Taylor and Pleasant streets.
has been wanted for some time for violating
the Sunday ordinance May 13. He returned
to the city Siturday evening after an ab
sence made necessary to avoid arrest and
was locked up by Officer Greaney. The
warrant was sworn out by W. H. Ham
ilton. John Tliimes was arrested Sunday .on
the time-honored charge of drunk and dis
orderly. Officer Vlvion arrested Kendy Thornton
Sunday for keeping a house of 111 shape,
and George Smith for loitering about it
James Gallagher, charged with petit
larceny, and Gus Miller, charged with as
sault and battery, were arrested Saturday
night about 8 o'clock by Officer Thompson.
Both were involved in some trouble at the
bakers' picnic at the fair grounds.
Gotug to lloom Sherman,
The railroads are attempting to stem the
tide of demoralization threatened by the
$2.75 Mansfield round rate to Chicago. It
is stated that only members of the Sherman
club can avail themselves of the rate, but
the membership, gamed through the pay
ment ot a nominal fee, is rapidly swelling.
As this Is an excursion, the long and short
haul clause does not apply to it
The Huckeyt-s' Tonight.
There should be a large attendance at
the Buckeye club meeting tonight If the
club is going to Chicago in large numbers
all arrangements should be completed at
once. The rate and route ale fixed and all
other preliminaries should be gotten under
way at once.
The best fruit and butter In the city at
Allen's, 18 east High street.
Important Hus!ue-s on the Civil and Crim
inal Docket Carroll Case Nollieil.
The following business on the civil and
criminal docket was transacted in' common
pleas this morning:
George Wendt vs. B. F. Kipllnger et al.
Judgment against defendant for $443 35,
ana ewer ror sale.
George W. Winger vs. Henry C. Lay-
oourn. aaie connrmed and order of distri
bution. Mary Barry vs. Tatrick ToomeyetaL
Partition ordered and commissioners ap
pointed. Llewellyn Taylor vs. E. K. McClIntock
et al. Leave to Kachel McClIntock to
plead In ten days.
First National bank vs. B. B. Miller et
al. Judgment by default against defend
ant for $3,210.50 and order of sale.
The following business was transacted on
the criminal docket:
State vs. Jessie D. Carroll, grand larceny
and embezzlement nolle prosequi entered
by prosecuting attorney with consent of
court Two cases.
State vs. Wm. Grube. obtaining money
by false pretenses, nollled by prosecutor
with consent of court
Prosecutor Weaver made onite a little
speech on nollying the "Daisy" Carroll
cases, saying that conviction had falhd
twice, owing he thought to the fact that
she was a woman. He believed that abun
dant evidence bad been produced to con
0t a merchant is to have the
right goods at the right
prices. The proper fabrics
:ud the prevailing style,
from low grades to high nov
elties, are displayed in un
equal! d assortment and at
unapproachably low prices
Two Hesldences Boldly Robbed in Broad
Daj light Hundaj.
Clark county and Springfield city had a
very carnival of theft robbery an- burg
lary Saturday, night and Sunday, as will be
found by the various accounts published in
this impression. Among the boldest and
most successful of these was the robbery
In broad daylight of two resldencesain the
eastern part ot the county.
Sometime Sunday afternoon the residence
of Mr. Clark White!)-, about a mile beyond
Thorp's station on the Charleston pike,
was entered, the thieves breaking a door.
Mr. Whltely is a cousin of Wm. N. White
ly, of this city. The family was absent
at the time. visiting their rel
atives, the Kirkhams, about a mile away,
and the thieves had a clean sweep, which
they Improved by thoroughly ransacking
me nouse. Asiong me articles stolen
was r. gold watch, a pair of gold
bracelets, a collection of rare coins
ot great value, a revolver, and
numerom other articles. One ot the
coins stolen Is said to have been the first
silver dollar ever coined In America, and
was worth a fabulous price to a numis
matist The residencer ot Mr. Louis Laybourn,at
Thorps's station, was also entered, but Mr.
Laybourn was asleep in his room and
frightened the thieves away. They got 85
In money, however: The city police have
I M. HH
10 Black's Opera House.
'-'"' T ."Sj.
t "r T'.
Be Climbed the 11111.
The feat of climbing college hill up to'
the old domltory building has long been a
stumbling block to wheelmen in, Spring
field. o one, up to Saturday, had been
iouna aoie tu aixoiupiiMi uio in-. it uvu
the Wheelmen's league met here several
made the attempt, but all failed. Mr. G.
B. Killer, a member of the class of '90 from
U artwlck. N. Y., has ever since he has been
a student at the college had bis eyesjon the
hill, and his mind made up that some time
he would climb it Saturday he mounted a
Volunteer Columbia and started, and much
to the surprise of all wheelmen he went to
the top. He is now the champion. Who
will be the next?
Officers Waskey and Gregory pulled
Havercomb's saloon on east Pleasant street
at 10 o'clock last night for violating the
Sunday law. The propiietors and six
loiterers were arrested. AH put up ball.
Tha Men Who Are to be Pecuniarily Its.
spousible for the Policemen.
Mayor Kelly has been today affixing his
signature to the bonds of the members of
the new police force, which will be present
ed for confirmation at the meeting of cui -cil
tomorrow evening. Of the twenty-nine
regulais, sixteen had at noon filed their
bonds, and they are herewith appended:
Wm. W. Warner-Joseph Wallingsford
and J. L. Pettlcrew
O. D. Record George Kranu. sr.. and
Caspar Schaeff er.
John Marshall J. M. Barr and J. L.
Charles Potee C. C. Fried and John A.
Harvey Bargdill O. F. Serviss and B.
F. K. Jennings.
Wm. EeLacey W. H. Biee .and John
Albert Hugle Adam Schmidt and A. S.
Thomas E. LottS. A. Todd and Ira
George Delo R. F. Delo and W. S.
TempW. Wilson A. B. Smith and Wm.
Win. H. Vlvion Wm. Miles and C. C.
Fred B. Mast-C. C. Fried and W. C.
Frank McCIure L. A. Qulsenbery and
Patrick Greany W. U. BJee and William
Adam NIcklas J. L Kidder and B. F.
Funk. . .
Wm. U. Hughes J. W. R. Cline and O.
The Woman's Home Missionary society
of the Cincinnati district M. E. church,
elected the following district officers for the
Springfield district: President Mrs. Wm.
itamsey; secretary. Miss Eva Penfield.
Mrs. Rev. Thomas Collett was chosen as
delegate" to the national conference, to be
held In Boston In October. Mrs. Fellowes,
also of Springfield, was elected alternate.
June 8 there will be held a '"Flower Festi
val" In Cincinnati, the proceeds to be de
voted to the "Mother's Jewels Home."
Saturday night about 11 o'clock, just af
ter closing his cigar store, 207 south Yellow
Springs street Mr. George BurneU was
knocked down by two highway robbers
near the corner of Mulberry and Yellow
Springs streets; and robbed of his keys, a
revolver and money, in meir nurry to gei
away they lost some money, which Mr.
BurneU afterwards iouna. rney were rjotn
white and about 25 years of age. The po
lice think they know the perpetrators. '
Try the fresh and pure Jersey butler, at
Allen's, Xo. 18, east High street
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