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yrmjftHft Haila ftntUtc. "5i -3?1 VOL. XXXIV NO. 163 SPBENGFIEIJ), O., TUESDAY EVENING JULY 10, 1888. PRICE TWO CENTS. K.V - ... .-, 4L ft it f ir v 4-- i&'t It r WEATHER FACTS. P WxiBixnrtii. JuIt 10-Oblo: I Wanner, fair weather. Springfield, , O., ) 0, 1888. J July io, ADVICE! This is the thing that is given more than anything else in the world, perhaps. There is nobody so poor as not to be able to give advice ; and we have never heard ol anybody who wasn't willing to give it yes, more than willing, anx ious. And now that the political campaign is "on," "advice" will be more plen tiful than ever. Probably the most advised men in the country just now are HARRISON AND CLEVELAND. We are not going to advise them as to politics ; they can vote whichever ticket they please without a word from us. But we do say that if they, or anybody, want thin goods to properly endure the heat and burden of the months to come, the place to get them is THE WHEN, 25 and 27 West Main Street. ROBT.R.WILLIS&GQ. SPECIAL SALE FOR TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY. Prepare fur Coming Even'.s. We want to create an un usual demand for Sheetings, Blankets, Quilts, Comforts, Table Linens, Turkey Red, and NAPKINS. We would advise those who are in need of any of the above goods to purchase them tomorrow. 9-4 Sheetings, bleached and brown. 10-4 Sheetings, bleached and brown. 4-4, 5-4 and 6-4 Pillow Case Muslins, bleached, half-bleached and brown. 10-4 Bed Spreads. 1 1-4 White Quilts. 10-4 Blankets. 1 1-4 Bed Comforts. Bargains in Infants' Lace and Mull Caps, to close out. Bargains in Feather and Hand-painted Satin Fans. Bargains in Coaching Para sols and Sun Umbrellas, with gold caps. New French Satteens just opened. Robt. R.Wiliis & Go. DISTRICT Messenger SERVICE. Telephone 150. Thermometer Had a Chill. Troupe's thermometer la alright today. It had a chill one hot day last week and the mercury dropped down to freezing point People who were very much heated looked on the chilly thermometer and then went on without baying a word. It was afterward discovered that spjpe one had packed the ball with ice, iSgiused the thermometer to register bo lowTk Miss Ooodson Improvlne;. The condition of Miss Goodson, the poor unfortunate who attempted suicide Satur day afternoon, is much Improved todaj, ihe Is. of course, veryLweak et but her general condition is such that the physi cians think her recovery is very probable. There is nothing new in the case, and tho poor girl seems much to deplore the fact that she gave way to her suicidal desire. The United States war ship Enterprise celebrated Fourth of July by running on the mole off Drobak, Norway, with a tre mendous crash and sticking fast. ra DLiiunu tui 1 lun, I L1 C5B -rr- "-.fc a J.1IJ.. CUT INTO SHAPE. The Tax Commission Fiies tho Levy at a Reasonable Bate and Chides Conc eal and School Board. The Levy Smaller Than ijMt War The School Hoard Won't Oct What It Asks by a Jugful The Meet. lug In Detail. The tax commission got in Its work in truly picturesque fashion last (Monday) evening, at its meeting at the gas office. It fixed the city and school levies In short meter and with comparatively little debate. It slashed right and left in both of them, Mayor Kelly retaliating on tho school levy for the manner in which the commission had treated what council had asked. A good many little revenges were good- uMuredly settled up between members of the commission. For Instance if A and B would vote "yes" on A's motion, and it was lost, bottj were mor ally certain to vote "no" on P's motion, whatever it was. It was fun to watch the manifestation of this feeling. Mayor Kelly and Solicitor Summers, who are more inti mately associated with the city govern ment than the other members if the com mission, voted for higher rates than the other members. But they did i ot hold the balance of power. In brief, tbe commission last ovenlne cut 'flown tho aggregate levy to 21H mills, of wnicn 7 mills are for state and unty tax, leaving- 14K mills for school am 1 city pur poses. Last year the total was 31 and 7- 10 mills, of which 0 and 9-10 ml Is was for state and county, leaving 14 am 8 10 mills for school and council, a real difference of 8 10 of a mill. This year cou icil asked 11 and 3 10 mills and got 9 5-10 and school board wanted 0 mills and got 5- -the same as last year. Council's allowance last year was 0 and 8-10; this year It is 3 10 lower. Schcol board wanted S103.000 to getoct of d bt and pay its employes; it will get Just i 80,000 of course not Including tho 815,000 from the state tax. That's how the tax conimlssio 1 got there, and there will be gnashing it teeth in council and school board like intil Nash ville, itself. THE MEETING IN DKTA L. The meeting was called to oi dor at 8:15 by President Thomas, with a I members present -The minutes of the 1: st meeting were read and approved. Thi i work was at once taken up without delay. Mr. Frey, who wIUi Mr. Martin, had been appointed a special commi tee to re port upon Mr. Thomas's paper, criticising the council and tbe school boanE." reported the following resolutions: Whereas, The council .and the school board have created a considers! le floating aeot, in violation or. ine smut it the law. if not of the letter, by exceed ng in their outlay tne amount approved by this com mission, and now demand thi t this com mission shall increase the taic levy by nearly sixty tnousana dollars tc overcome this shortage, and provide foi increased future demands Therefore, Itesolved, That i-i the Judg ment oi mis commission tneji w creatine this board requires and Intends that the city council and school board shall limit their expenditures to such sums as U is commis sion approves, except possibly, jnder such extraordinary circumstances as cannot be foreseen and provided against: and that when this limit Is exceeded, In l he absence of such extraordinary circumst inces. it Is the duty of the commission nut to make any material allowance to nit et the defi ciency thus created. And tab. obligation of this commission is still less wherrsuch deficiencies are, as at preseit caused largely by paying employes moi? than bus iness men pay for similar services: by a failure to lop off unnecessary expenses, and by a failure to reduce tin necessary expenses down to a standard measure of efficiency. This commission has frequently pointed out to both council nd school board where such reductions could be made without In the least degree Injuriously affecting the public interests; bu ; instead of following these suggestions, both bodies are now asking us to add further taxation upon our people, to meet not only a con tinuation of these expenses, tut to meet also increased expenditures for the same service over that required in former years. As this commission was created expressly iur ma purpose oi preventing excessive taxation, it Is our duty to do it no matter how persistently the contrary is urged. itesolved, rnat especially at this time. when so few of our business men are mak ing more than a living and expenses, and when many of our laboring people, owning small properties subject to taxation, are not making even a living. It Is an inopportune time to make any material increase what ever ot taxes, while it would be absolute oppression to increase them twenty-five per cent as Is now asked of us. Ilesolved, 'lhat It is, our duty to protect our people, as in the foregoing resolution, at this time; and further, not only to urge. out insist upon, such reformation In all de partments of the city government as will obviate the necessity for such increase and that such reformation shall begin at once. Itesolved. That if certain denartnients are restricted in efficiency if the increase asked for is not approved. It will not be be cause this commission has not allowed enough, but because what it did allow was unwisely spent in disregard of every sotrhd principle and practice of business. Kesolved, That nether the prosperity nor welfare of this city depends at all upon granting the increased taxation asked for: but on the contrary the granting of such Increase win hate a tendency to drive capi tal out of the city, prevent other capital from coming In, discourage enterprise, de stroy confidence in the faithfulness ot our city officials, and work disastrously in many other ways. Itesolved, That the practice of the coun cil and school board of creating new liabili ties before a dollar has been provided to meet them, and before they know whether such provision can or will be made, is not good practice Is action without proper consideration or due regard for the law and will inevitably lead to trouble, and should, therefore, be abandoned. Hespectf ully submitted, Geo. IL Fuey, Oscab T. Mabtin, Committee to whom reierred. Mr. Martin pointed out particulars in whidi the commission had not entirely ap proved of Mr. Thomas's utterances, partic ularly such as did not come within the commission's province that it was not its province so particularly to dictate as to ex penditure as it was to regulate the amount allotted. The exceptions were not or a diametrical character, the commission, as a whole, approving of Mr. Thomas's paper. Mr. Kelly suggested that he did not approve of tbe clauee dictating that council and school board should limit their expeuses to such sums as tbe commission approved of. Mr. Kelly said that some tax commis sions might not allow enough to run a pea- 'ast stand. lie called attention to the fact that last year tb6 commission allowed only three-tenths of a mill to finish and run the hospital for a year; and that now the in stitution was $600 In debt and likely to starve to death, notwithstanding all the charity entertainments, etc This year the hospital is getting all it asks. The city levy was then taken up and the funds considered seriatim. Most of the battle had been fought In debate at pre vious "meetings and comparatively little was waged last night The appended table shows rates asfced by coancil and the rates as fixed by the commission the state and county tax, of course, remaining stationary: funds. Jea. unniea ftenAml KxneRSe. 08-10 6-10 St. Cleaning, .Et Improve ment ana Hepair. .16-10 13-10 1210 Tmo 03-10 01-10 Fire Department and Ceme tery . . Police and Jiarthal (las ... Public Library llulldlugi. I'ire Engines, 4c- Water VorKi"Bond.1ZrZI Water H oris- . 1M0 1 18-10 03-10 01-10 .16-10 2 0310 02 10 05-10 0310 0 4-10 2 0 2-10 0110 05-10 03-10 Ont-dnnr Pivir.- Market House and Clt Build- Ine i.. Ilea pi tal . Sewers. Drains and Ditches- 0 1 10 Rlcht cl ay - o l-iu Cemeteries and Parks , 0 1 10 Sewer Funds. nrecnMount 17-10 1S-10 Taylor Street 1 0910 Mum Street 4 5-10 4 M0 7 2-10 mills. 113-10 State and County Tax , , , Township 95-10 .6410 0 MO The market house fund and the hospital fund were fixed to suit the actual needs of the situation. The sewer fund, right of way fund and cemetery and park fund were knocked out entirely, Mr. Summers making an Ineffectual attempt to get some thing in the right of way fund. In answer to the miles of petitions now before coun cil. The debate on tbe bridge fund was interesting. Council asked 0-10, but got but 4-10, which the commission is anxious shall be devoted to Improving the Limestone street bridge. This is rotten, corroded, and In dangor of breaking down. Its ap proaches are honey-combed by rats and Its abutments are leldtng to quick-sand. The allowance Is ample, the commission thinks, to pay off the debt on the Factory street bridge and do something toward repairing the Limestone street bridge. Mr. Frey was the mover to cut down the bridge fund. lie didn't wish to give council enough to waste. The school board was settled up In short meter. Mr. Martin moved to allow 5 mills, which was lost. Mr. Thomas moed 5 2 10 mills which failed, and Mr. Martin's amendment of 5 4-10 mills was voted down. Mr. Frey's motion of 5 mills prevailed, Mr. Kelly cast ing the deciding vote. The mayor was soro for the way council bad been slashed, and took his revenge out on the school board. This does nothing for the school board's debt In answer to resolution, Mr. Frey made the following tentative division of the school hoard allotment into funds: Superintendent's and teachers' aalarics-tWWO Janitors' salaries. - 5.310 llepalra and supplies-..-.. 6.9m Bond and Interest 11520 The resolutions, cautioning the council and school board against extravagances, were ordered certified to those boards, with tbe official report of the action of the com; mission. The committee then adjourned to meet at 4 p. ra. today, to approte the minutes and adjourn without date. A RECREANT HUSBAND. Mr, liattle Oftborn Follow Uer Worser IlnlZ to Hpringfletd lie Ban Away With Dolly Carter. Monday afternoon a muscular-looking woman, announcing herself as Mrs. liattle Osborn, of Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, ap plied at police court for affidavits for the arrest of her husband, John Osborn, and a woman named Dolly Carter, who, she claimed, had eloped together, and were living in a state of adultery In this city. According to her story, tho Carter woman lives In Columbia, and got infatuated with Osborn while he was working on a road through that suburb. The two became criminally Intimate and had frequently lived together for a week at a time, and had on one occasion run off together. This time, they skipped out together Friday, taking most of the household furniture. Mrs. Osborn investigated, fonnd the goods had been shipped to Springfield and fol lowed on the next train. The police learned that the two were living together in a house In Primrose alley, and had spent Friday night as man and wife at Mrs. ltobhison's board ing house on Washington street, where their conduct excited suspi cion and comment. This morning Officer Wilson raided their room and arrested the Carter woman, who made a clean breast of It all. Osborn, however, had got wind of the matter and skipped out State affi davits had been filled charging them (the woman and Osborn) with fornication and and adultery, respectively. M'CUIRE'S MISERY. Out of the Frylng-Fan Into the Fire Arrested for Uoose-Ilreaklni;. Officer Gregory made a highly important arrest this morning, capturing Thomas Mc Guire, who has been badly wanted for sev eral days for house-breaking. McGulre was only recently released from the state farm, where he was sent from here for larceny. It 1s alleged that several days ago, accompanied by a boy named Ed. Crosby, another tough citizen, 'McGulre broke Into two houses and got away with considerable plnnder. The first house was Tom Johnson's residence on Pine street where entrance was obtained by cutting out a pane of glass. Here tbe thieves secured S53 In cash. They also visited John Gram's residence, at the cor ner of Clifton and Oak streets, and stole a few articles of clothing And house furnish ing. McGulre was found asleep this morning at about 6 o'clock by J. J. Clancy, the grocer, on Boler street He had broken into the stable and was sound asleep, on some hay. WILL TRY IT AGAIN. The Grocers' Association Resolre to Hold Another Picnic, July 25. There was a large and enthusiastic meet ing of the Grocers' Association last (Mon day) evening to take action toward getting up another picnic for the one recently spoiled by the bad weather. All the mem bers were unanimously in favor of trying it again, and It was hnaliy determined to hx the date for Wednesday, July 25 The day promises to be a big one. AH the gro cers entered Into an agreement to close their places ot business at 10 o'clock a. m. on that day and unite, with their decorated wagons, in a big procession. The pro gramme at the fair giounds will be full of sport It was agreed to Invite all the wholesale grocers, jobbers, etc iahl out for July 25, for it will be a humper. Sunday school Concert. The Itocky Point Sunday school will hold a quarterly concert next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. July the 15th. Speakers from Springfield and Enon will be present Everybody coraiauy invltea. Wmtcb for Tour Bargains. Go to the Arcade millinery store while the stock is full and complete. All sum mer goods to be sold in the next thirty days, regardless of cost FULLY ANSWERED, The' Address of Hon. John Foos at the Bnckeje Olub Booms Last Evening. Hon. John II. Thoma Anawcreri and the Fallacy or IIU HtnUmenu Fully Shown A 81 rone Flea for the Protection of American Indaatrlea. Tho Duckeye club rooms were crowded last night with earnest listeners, and they were well repaid, the address ct Mr. Foos being an exhaustive discussion of the ques tion under consideration. Tbe meeting was called io order by Pres ident Jennings, of the club, who intro duced W. M. Rockel, esq , as chairman of the evening, who. on taking the chair, took occasion to rebuke the sentiment expressed by some that the advocates of what they terra Ulalneiam are mugwumps. Mr.Ilockel ald that the Blaine republicans are all sound to the core; they will march further, work harder and cheer louder, than any other class of republicans. If thcro are classes of republicans in this state. He paid Mr. Foos the high and well merited compliment of being the recog nized exponent of the tariff issue in this district and this section of Ohio, from tbe standpoint of protection aud republicanism Mr. Foos, in opening, expressed bis pleasure at seeing so many present which be Interpreted, not as being a compliment to him, but because of the manifest interest In the question to be discussed, a question which, though dry and dealing largely In statistics. Is Interesting because its princi ples He at the very foundation of our na tional and Individual prosperity. Tbe evening, he said, would largely be taken up In answering the free trade address of Mr. John II. Thomas, delivered some weeks ago In Ulack's opera house. The several topics, touched upon by Mr. Thomas, were taken up in their order, also the many assertions made by him, which were left out cold and bold, without any attempt at proofs, were shown to be at variance with facts and figures found In the departments of trade and commerce, to which they applied. The address was the most comprehensive and intelligent discussion of the tariff ques tion eer delivered in this city and makes plain many points which have heretofore been obscure to the average voter. The glow ing inacuracies of many statements made by Mr. Thoma3 are made to stand out In their true light 'and the free trade temple which he built with so much eclat falls to the ground when the battery of facta and figures is brought to bear upon It The address ot Mr. Foos is a fitting and annihilating companion' piece to the democratic free-trade effusion of Mr. Thomas, and in order that those who were not fortnnate enough to bo present at its delivery may have the opportunity of read ing it, and tbe benefit of the fund of infor mation contained therein, it will be pub lished injull In nextSiturdaj's KEPtm Lie. Today it is passed! with such refer erence as'Is made atxne, and the closing. which part the farmers are particularly in terested in. In referring to the wheat-growing Inter ests, Mr. Foos said: And now, a few words about "tclicaV ami I am done: Mr. Thomas says "The American farmer is in no danger from India wheat in the A mericam market even without ono cent of tariff. India wheat is worth as much in India shipping porta as American wheat is worth In New York, and it will cost thirty-five cents per bushel to bring it to New York. Wheat cannot come from India to New York until wheat In New York is worth more than SI 30 per bushel." 1 copy the foregoing from his printed speech. I would indeed be glad if It were true that India wheat could not bo laid down in New York at less than a 31.30 per bushel, put unfortunately, it is a serious mistake. India wheat can be landed in Liver pool at less freight chargos than that from California. The distance from India to Liverpool by the Suez Canal is not more than half the distance it is from San Fran cisco to Liverpool by way ot Cape Horn. You can see, from this, that California can not compete successfully with India wheat at Liverpool, neither can our western farmers. The freight on wheat from Min nesota to Liverpool is higher than from India to Liverpool. In 1SS5 freight on wheat from Bombay to Liverpool was six teen cents per bushel. In India labor doss not exceed 10 cents a day, and the laborer boards himself. The soil is very rich and adapted to wheat and the territory in which it can be grown is Immense. The population is more than 250,000,000. With the cheap labor and the unlimited supply, wheat can be grown at near 25 to 30 cents per bushel. The only reason that wheat in England Is not lower, today is the want of transportation in India to the ship ping ports. India has only about 10.000 miles of railway, but they are Increasing rapidly, and it will be but a few years be fore she can supply western Europe with all the wheat wanted, and at prices lower than the American farmers can do it unless the price of labor Is placed upon a level with that of India. In 1SS5 India wheat could be laid down in London at 70 cents per bushel, and in New York at 75 cents, without duty. With the duty of 20 cents added, it could be put down at 95 cents, and as soon as the rail ways now under way are completed, she can land wheat in New York at about 80 cents per bushel, duty paid. Bushels In IsTO India exported only 14o.H In 1875 1.9y5.W18 In 1840 4.&H.313 In 1SS5 ., .J0.V0.7W In 18S7 the past year 41,558.219 The imports of India wheat into western Europe today fall but little short of that taken from the United States. The Hon. John W. Bookwalter, a gentleman unusually well Informed. says that within the last ten jeirs the food supply of the world has been doubled, and that the population of the world has not increased materially except in America and slightly In western Europe I think he has over-estimated the food supply, but the increase Is sumcient to set the American people to thinking. The export of India wheat In seven years has increased from 4,000,000 to 41,000,000 bushels, and in a few years it can and will be laid down, duty paid, at our eastern seaboard cities at a less price, certainly. than the wheat grown west ot tne Mississ ippi, and it may be at a less price than the wheat grown west of the Allegheny moun tains. I say now to the farmers of Ohio and the west, that the time has come when you can not and must not go on increasing the pro ductions of bread stuffs and meat, expecting western Europe to buy tne surplus, l ou must not imagine that there is an unlimited de mand even at the present low, or even lower prices. The demand in Europe is limited. There are but three nations in Europe that import bread stuffs to any amount England, France and Italy. It is estimated that England will this year want about 135.000.000. France about 20,000,000 and Italy 05,000,000 onshels of wheat making in the aggregate 225,000 000 bushels; aud England is the only ono of these nations but what could, if necessity required, pro vide their own bread-stuffs. To sell to these nations, you will have to compete with Eastern Europe and India, whose freight from their shipping ports to Liver pool ana London is cheaper than from our western states. Is it wise then that our western farmers should Ignore these facts? Is It wise to listen to the free trader who says, "Blot out your protective tariuann sen jour Dread-stutf and meats in the highest markets, and buy your goods In the cheapest?" Let me ask the farmer where his market Is. Is It in western Eu rop ? Is it In England, Franco and Italy, which only buy 8 percent of jour bread stunN and meats? or is It America, that consumes 02 per cent of your provisions? Is Hie 8 per cent of more value to you than the 92 per cent? Have you any assurance that you can retain even the 8 per cent? I put these questions to you now, for tho time is at hand when you must decide whether the foreign or the American market Is your best customer. The foreign market Is at best uncertain, and its wants fluctuating. But what can be said of the American market your home market?. Let me tell you what can be said of it: It Is a market of more than 60,000.000 of people. It Is almost equal to the markets of England, Ireland, Scotland and France combined. It is w orth to the farmers of the. United States just 92 percent almost par while the countries I have Just men tioned are wortn only a per cent As is the difference between 8 per cent and 92 per cent, so is the difference be tween the foreign market and your home market One is a market In foreign lands; the other a market at your very doors. One Is fluctuating and uncertain; the other you can always have, unless you de stroy It by voting for free trade. If you wish to retain it you must protect and foster It It Is made up of all the peo ple engaged In trade and transportation. In manufacturing and mining. In mill'and ma chine shop pnd foundry, all of whom are willing to give a fair day's work for a fair day's wages. They are jour friends, your neighbors and your country men. Will you vote to give them work, to give them a fair price for a fair day's work, or will yon vote free trade and competition wltn tne world? Do you know what com petion with, the world mean;? The phrase sounds well and reads well, and Is forever flowing from the pen and tongue nf tho free trader, but "competition with the world" is quite a different thlnr It means that yen compete with the labor of the world, whether It be ten cents, or fifty cents, or a dollar a day. It means more than this; it means that yonr modo of living will be forced Into the competition. It means that they who can live upon the smallest amount that will smtain life may live. Am you willing to inflict this upon jour neighbors and jour countrymen by voting for "competition with the wcrid? ' But yon may ask me if I have anything better to oner than tree trade. 1 answer unhesitatingly that 1 have. I would continue to give protection to our home Industries. I would foster not only what we produce now, but would en courage new Industries by giving them pro tection, until we produced not only tbe necessities, but all tbe luxuries of life. I would protect the productions of the needle, the plousrh and the loom. I would protect the labor of the miner who tolls deep down In the bowels ot the earth, as to the farmer of the great west I would protict capital and labor, and would send them down the aces, benefiting, assisting ana encouraging each other. Although the address required almost two hours, in its delivery, the audience manifested the deepesflnterest throughout and at the close, warm and hearty congrat ulations were showered upon the speaker. It was a masterly effort from a thorough master of the situation. ACAIN IN LINE. The "linrrlson and Tyler Too" Ranks Still Increasing. Mr. Daniel Baker sends from Enon tbe following named persons who voted for "Harrison and Tyler too," and at the com' ing presidential election are expected to help swell Mad Kiver township's majority for Harrison and Morton: Francis John ston, Win. Hue, Cooper Sechman. Nelson Hardman, John Heidelbaugh, Jacob Miller, George Wallace, all of Enon; Ell Brantner, Spnngbeld; Jacob G. Davis, Osborn. The gentlemen above-named have not all been Interviewed, and there may be a mis take with reference to one or two ot them. There may also be a few in the township who have been overlooked. Mr, TVm. Oaten, of Harmnnv' Township, Departed this ttfe Yesterday. Mr. Wm. Qulen died yesterday (Mon day) morning at the residence of his sister, near the Hopewell school house, In Green township, of pulmonary troubles, with which he has been afflicted for some time. He was an inmate of the hospital, where he seemed to rally and to improve, but at last succumbed to the dread disease. He was born in Jackson county, and was about 28 years of age. His late residence was In Harmony town ship, where he resided with his relatives. The services were held at Fletcher chapel this morning, where Interment was also made. Of his own family he leaves a sla ter to mourn his loss. ' The Younjr Mens Republican Club. The regular meeting of the Young Hen's Republican club was held last night with a good attendance, and nine applications for membership were received. It was suggested and carried that a committee bu appointed to organize a quartette to sing the original campaign songs of J. 1. Cor rjthera. A committee of five were also ap pointed to select hats and canes for the club to use on parade. The club Is consid ering the advisability of starting a weekly paper, to be owned and controlled by the members of the club. This matter will be discussed at the next meeting of the club. Popular Conductor Resigned. Conductor Tom Holloran, of the Bee Line, between Delaware and Cincinnati, has resigned. He was an efficient and faithful employe and will be missed by the patrons of the road. His popularity extended as far as the Pacific coast and was personally acknowledged In a substan tial way by a Cailfornian, who was a nassenirer on his train. Tom will likely remove to the west which he has had urefcimm nouse was stonea ana the young view for some time, and he will be missed. The Same In Most Cases. "How is jour business this year?" was asked of one of the Main street merchants today. "Business is dull, but we can't com plain; we are ahead of last year's busi ness," was the reply received. Almost any merchant will say the same. and while they all say business is dull, they are in reality doing a very nice and profit able business, comparing their sales with those of last year, when everything was reported good. Gorman Fut Under Bond. John Gonnan, the contractor, who was taken into custody Saturday afternoon for an alleged assault upon Pat Curler, one ot his workmen, has been put under $50 bond forms appearance. lie was at first re leased on his own recognizance, but yester day failed to appear when his name was called out It Is True. Mrs. S. M. Kmirick is selling her entire stock nf summer millinery at astonishing low prices. LOOKS LIRE BUSINESS. The Transcontinental Line Looks a Go The Buck Greek Route Surveyed. Like The Latest Merelopments In the Case, and the Flans for Knterlns; the City The Limestone street Via duct and Depot. Some three months ago the Uki-chlic published, exclusively, information regard ing the plan of the O. I. A- W. and Erie (N. Y. P. & O.) railway companies, for Joining in an effort to obtain an entrance into tbe city up tbe banks of Buck creek. The statement published at that time was based on information obtained from a rail road official. Since that time negotiations have been going on between the two com panies and other Interested partlec, and have so far progressed as to almost justify the publication of the statement that tbe scheme is a go. The plan at that time was to Join the fates of the two roads mentioned, thus glv lng the O. I. fc W. people additional facil ities In this city and an eastern outlet white the Erie (N. Y. P. & O ) people get into the city and have a western outlet Since that time, however, the Sante Fe road has Joined the deal and the p'.an now Is to form a trans-continental line by com bining these three links under one manage ment It is understood that the arrange ments as far as the Sante Fa peoplo are concerned are agreed upon, and Mr. Corbin representing the O. L Jt W., is now in Europe, negotiating with the English stockholders of the Erie (N. Y. P. & O.) system, looking to the closing of the agreement. Tho matter has so far progressed that the officers ot tho O. 1. & W. company re quested Mr. George H. Frey, of the tax commission, to use his influence with that board aud the city to delay ail cexeept necessary repairs and improve ments on the Limestone street bridge until these plans were determined upon. So on this statement the levying ot 5-10 of a mill for bridge purposes, asked for by the city council, was cut down to 2-10 of a mill by the tax commission. The survey has been made and the right of way obtained through the city up the north bank of Buck creek. Tbe survey contemplates the crossing ot the creek be low the Plum street bridge, thence np the north bank; which will necessitate the raising ot the north approach to the bridge, perhaps, about four feet In oder that the road may have a clear passage node: The Factory and Market streets bridges will remain undisturbed, the grade being sufficiently high to allow the the railroad tracks to pass under. At the Limestone street crossing is where the great improvement cornea in, and it was at this point that the city was asked to defer any expensive repairs. At that point the plans contemplate the raising of the grade at the north end of the bridge about four feet which will give that hill a much more desirable slope, and the construction of a viaduct the full width of tbe street and high above the railroad tracks. This via duct will be after the plan of the famous Cleveland viaduct only, of course, on a much smaller scale in its proportions. The plans for this improvement have already been prepared. The idea Is, as has been before stated in the ytruBLic. to locate the depot between Market and Limestone streets, and tbe freight depots and yards further east where ground is plenty and. available. This enterprise has passed the point of mere talk and speculation, and seems now to be in a fair way of being carried out It will be of incalcuable benefit to the city In many ways, and makes the belt railway project all the more a thing of the near future. AWINCED QUADRUPED. A Four.Lesxed and Four-Winged Turkey Hatched In Sprtngtteld Township. Mr. Benjamin Haley, a well-known far mer living south of the city, on the Yellow Springs road, in Springfield township. brought a monstrosity to the city this morn ing, in the shape ot a turkey with four perfect legs and four perfect wings. The bird was hatched out Friday afternoon, and lived but two hours. If it could have bwn kept alive it would have made Mr. IlaleyV fortune. He had It placed in a suitah. bottle, filled with alcohol, and the turkey is now in the best of spirits. The two pairs of legs are clearly separa ted from each other, and occupy the same position relatively to the body as those ot a quadruped, except that they are "facing" each other. The bird would have walked in two directions had it lived. The claws are turned toward each other, and the knees" bending out In opposite directions. All the legs are unusually well-developed. There are two wings on each side of the body. The head aed the rest ot the body are perfectly normal and well-formed. RURAL RACKET. . J. Klmm Badly Beaten In a Neighbor hood Row. This (Tuesday) morning, a young Ger man named C. J. Klmm, living out near Itubsam's mills, filed a complaint In police court for tho arrest of Dick Thomas and Ben Thomas, father and son, and Will Sheets. Tbe men will probably be charged with assault and battery. The disturbance seems to have been a lively one and to have continued over Friday and Saturday, man himself beaten, kicked and otherwise maltreated so be says. The trouble seems to have arisen from the fact that Klmm loaned one of the men between S100 and S200 on a bonus note. and could not get the money. Klmm's father also attempted it with no results other than to arouse bad blood between the parties, which manifested Itself, as stated. in the stoning of tbe EImm house and the assan't upon the young man. The men will be arrested. Board of Health. At tbe meeting of the board of health this (Tuesday) morning a complaint was received from J. K. Mower, esq , relative to the stagnant water at the corner of Was! lngton and Factory streets. Referred to cooneiL The sanitary police was directed to promulgate notices forbidding the plac ing of decayed matter on tbe Factory street dump or In boxes or barrels to be hauled by city teams. Saritary Marshal Gelwlck was paid his month'- s ilary, 960. Mortuary blanks were ordered distributed to physi cians and undertakers. Hay-rides are a fashionable diversion at some resorts. GlUZE UNDERWEAR ! LISLE THREAD TODERWEAEJl In all grades and at lowest prices. g Great reductions In Summer Parasols! EMBROIDEKIES, DRESS GOODS, SUM3IEK SILKS. MURPHY &BR01 48 AND 150 LIHESTO.VE ST. DAMACE BY STORMS. Coin, Oats and tVhrat Injured br FloadaC In Illli ols to the .Extent of Orer lrf 000,000. B me AisnctatedPress. Ciiicaoo, July 10. Dispatches nm"! vorlous parts of central and southern Iiite-I ols say the rain-fall for the past forty-eight hours is the heaviest ever known for a toeg time and has done a vast amount of Tuscola reports20,000 acres of com under " f water in that vicinity, while the oat -cropT which was almost ready to harvest Is aged to such an extent that it will pay to eat Tolona reports nearly a quarter of town flooded. Farms In the sarroa country are partly inundated and less of tbe crops destroyed. The in Champaign county cannot fali?aje below 51,000,800. It Is feared tbatfifty sixty-five per centof the oat crop la raised,! while the wheat crop is badly damaged. Freight Rates. CniCAOO, Jnly 10. The freight comraHO tee ot the Central Traffic association has" agreed upon the following recommenda tions to be submitted to the managers; ttat it would be advisable to postpone the cea sideratlonof the relation? with e roads until peace is restored, and tfcat J the meantime, existing agreement Is to bl observed that rates on pig iron-ani-aril cles of iron be the same in both directlouu; that weights by public elevators be 1 Ized by boards of trade, to be accept grain when promptly certified to; that'., rate to lower Mississippi river rotate 1 should be established as follows:: Froai Detroit Toledo, Sandusky and Clereteadtg to be the same as established from Chlcawgj and from the intermediate and interior.'-; points In Ohio and eastern Indiana to be at i nf lAsta than oataHMcfifsa-f mM - ffn s , tt .r. ? . n.?z . ? ciun&hi, uis,fc rates irum x uraocrgr w ueet-e lng. etc., be at agreed upon and If combwa- tion of rates via Baltimore makes less than established rates from Cincinnati, the mat , ter be taken up with Fensylvanla asd Baltimore & Ohio, and rates adjusted. eBf proper oasis, out in no case do less taaa, ; from Cincinnati. - llrotherhood Men In a Tight Place. Chicaqo, July 10. Chairman Hoge, ot the grievance committee of the Brotherhood . of engineers, and Chairman Murphy, oeea-i J py lng the same position In the firemaa'i Brotherhood, were arrested at their roea, in the National hotel, this morning. Thaj3 prisoners were taken completely Dy sur---Vja nrisa. Both were taken to the police head-n quarters ana locsea up, cnargea wiro cob- -tpiracy. A circular. In which Hoge Is al- sj 'eeed to have requested tne urotneraeoa- nen to hire themselves secretly to the "Q."v .Mil. and then dlsablo the engines, la sari, ! Ih- the basts of tbe charges against Hctce. 'Iixinnan Murphy is charged with being ' uis accomplice. General .Manager atone swore out the warrants. The Wabash. SriusoFiELD, lit. Jnly 10 la tte3 United States Circuit Court yesterday; at torneys for the minority ot the stockbe era of the Wabash railway, representing c 33.000.000 of capital, asked to be auaa! parties to pending litigation, as they allege tne roaa is wortn more man tne purcuasiu&v cnmmlttee Is willing to pay for it and that tbe reorganization Is a scheme to sell tfiJ property for less than its value. The caoeS i J .,!........ ' 13 turner auiLiruicni. A Tramp Manned. t, ,.. -r v t.iia -v.-,.A?M JWi;U.31.Ib, A, .J l. ijunat A. Deacons was hanged at forty minute ; past 10 this morning. His neck was broken bv the falL Deacons was executed for the murder of Mrs. Ada Stone, at Eiat K- - ..hAatn nnlhAnvnnltipnf Anirnt Tfl. 13R7-- s v..w., , - -.- o--- --. '-.ra lit CUIlltnacu uiafc uo uiiuuci : uumr, - - T .f,n4 nvs rin noAsnuk b-"i she refused him food. He was a tramp. Diaz Solid. St. Louis. July 10. A special from the City of Mexico says: Yesterday ; the electoral colleges met throughout the- country and voted for president, three members of the supreme court, memoers oi congress ana one senator in eacu state, oa . - . .. C-S far no opposition wnatever nas oeen maae to the re-election of president Diaz. Ilotel Man Suicides. roisTsiiouTn, JT. H-, July 10. Fred A Forsyth, manager of the Webster touse,v MmmlHol .iiI.IiIa In hi. mim - .' Ihe Jefferson Club Absolutely no business was transacted, at; the meeting ot the Jefferson dob last evea-2 tng. The ungestated democratic- dHy made no'progress toward birth. 1. K."Me Donald will address the meeting next Mesv day evening on the tarux. -- Foot Crushed.? Late' this afternoon, a man named Daveiiij lyn, ot Mound street, had bis' foot batHy crashed by a heavy stone faBtoj on it Jfe- particulars couil be learned. '"... 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