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&W HKS Er?,i3Mi j-arf'-. gdrt V- K?,yjj -SS3 S 7jR' prflsS !?g"H. VJ rvy Doea any one Intacta) ifct time fUptt Stoat of the prominent adTertlwri In shrewd business men, who hire th retails of their ernfndllnrpa far JttWfi the country patronize the columns of "printer' ink" reduced to n acIeKe, the "Republic," and coatlnne their noma ein'inao their advertisement a patronage year arte r ye an lay longer I hm contracted for, if a4 TertliglnthatKepnblIc"dIdBOtpyt J VOL. XXXIV NO. 192. SPRENGFIELD, O., MONDAY EVENING AUGUST 13. 1888. PRICE TWO CENTS. ; fitm Hit. mfjlr Ar pVvv J r W Vf WEATHER FACTS. P IS WAMBlvaTnv.Anff. 13. Ohio: rsir weatner. nearly station arj temperature. Springfield, . O., 1 o, 1888.J August io. "WHEW WHEN you can get clothing at 20 per cent, reduction, why don't you ? You'll need 'em every day. WHEN you can get Boys' Shirt Waists at half price, $i for 50c, don't wait ; they are going last. WHEN you can get thin goods in more styles, cheaper prices and hner appearance than anywhere else, why don't you ? There'll be lots of hot weather yet. WHEN a store is making such great cut bargains for special sale, all you have to do is to come, before all the goods are gone, to THE WHEN, 25 and 27 West Main Street. j COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. A Ker behool lloust mils New Ap pointment Some matters of unusual Importance were considered by the county commission ers at tbe regular weekly session this (Monday) morning. A full board was present, Messrs, liawllngs, Sterrltt and Ulllen answering to their names. Tlifboard entered Into a contract with "Howard 13. Hanell, the contractor, to ibuild a frame school house at the Children's ibomo for $850. Mr. Ilansell gate bond, 'which was approved. There were several other bids, but Mr. Hansen's was the low est and most acceptable. Tbe building will be completed yet this fall. This will 'be a much needed improvement at the Ihome. The commissioners allowed the following bills: John TV. Parson, treasurer, Howell ditch assessment 1.19 32 J. D.bmlthCo., books 19 50 J. D. Smith Co . blanks 103 30 10 00 SI 00 2195 12S 13 JS S7C0 SO 40(10 170 J. 1). Smith Co- Ui sheet J. W. Rubsam. stone C. C. II ubbard.ref under of tax Chas. Ludlow, paint ibDrinzfleld Oaa LlKht and Coke Co C. S. 1 'orcy. centennial expenses R. P. Willi A ton. repairs Hen thorn A' Blocher. masonry... Andrews & Putnam Co.. mop Springfield Coal and Ice Co, cement Champion Coal and Ice Co, cement Mills Bros A-Co.. stone 21 00 3 31 13 05 Columbia lindL-e Co- 410 13 52 10 110 85 IXcoKunyan. sheep claim. w.j. Kxmsey- Alex Cawrie. witness. sheeD claim 2 20 John M. Murray, witness, sbeep claim. 2 2ft (1. F Jones, witness, sbeep claim 1 SO I'yrns Murray, witness, sheep clalm. 2L0 James Writ 2 00 The following communication was re received and placed on file: IICIDQOAKTXZS MlTCHIU. POST. Ko. 45.) Urascd Akutopthx KircBUC. Sruariiu,0., Auk. 13.1S3S.J To tbe Honorable, the Commissioners ot Clark County. Ohio: Gestxemes In view oflthe fact many of the persons appointed as members of the committee to attend to the burial of Indi gent soldiers and sailors have removed or died since the last appointment was-made, 1 would therefore recommend the appoint ment of the following named persons to fill Ihft vacancies thus occurring: First ward Richard Mnrray, William R. Burnett andS. J. Scott Second ward. M7 Birr. Colonel A. Spangler and Colonel David King. Third ward C. E. Folger, B. F. Flago and E. P. Christie. Fourth ward Louis Phillips, A- a Bush nell and General J. W. Kelfer. Fifth ward Colonel R I KllpaUick.lt. B. Canfield and C. H, Pierce. Sixth ward L W.Wallace, Captain Am. Winger and F. S. Penfield. Seventh ward George C. Rawlins, W. C. Downey and John Wissinger. Eighth ward W. S. Wilson, J. D. Lan kenau and James Fleming. Ninth ward W. H, Grant, R. M. Gel wicks and R. F. Delo. Springfield township Chas. A. Ileeser, A. Ilolcomb and John &L Stewart. Respectfully submitted, J. W. K. Cuxe. Commander. POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of pu Ht atriMiirth and wholesomeness. More eco nimiiLt than the ordinary kind, and cannot be told In competition with tbe multitude ot. tow test, snorb weiKui, aiuia w imuspuAto Diwdert. sola oniy in cans, ootam. jiixjso Ami - li-uTOM Ge,5 WaU . sew li MU.- - .WJeSJTta. -K vt vsTr, - 1.L. -S- A-T-i , - IIHl.Wli'1 ii. mi i il.il I II I I M ii i v:r- . , --?- JJ-if, .- -,--. Jtr - SECOND EDITI. 4153 X. TSJL. ROCKS ON THE ROAD. An Erie Eiilway Train Bolls Down an Embankment Several Persons In jured and Twelve Horses Burned. Blaise Leave New York Amid Wild En. thontiuun-lnillana Printer Objret to living Used For Denio, cratle Scheme. By tbe Associated Press. Port Jauvis, N. T., Aug. 13 An east bound freight on the Erie railroad a quarter of a mile west ot Shohla, at 1 o'clock this morning, struch a lot ot rocks that were washed down on the track, and the loco- live and four cars were wrecked. Engineer Wm. Fritz, Fireman O'llagan, Conductor Fred Long, all Injured. The express train west'bound was due at the time. The brakeman tried to flag the expntes, but failed, and the engine crashed into the wreck, and with one car loaded with horses, baggage and mall car, smoker and one coach was thrown down an embankment eighty feet. The cars caught fire and were lurned, but not until thepassengers were saved. Cas ualties: John Kinsllla, engineer, scalded, feared fatally; Alexander Newman, fire man, burned; John Gannon, baggagemas ter, badly cut; James Monahan, telegraph repairer, wrlously cut; A. C. Boynton and J. L. Brown, mall clerks, slightly Injured; T. Gublin, brakeman. leg broken: Thomas Decker, internally injured, probably fatally. A number of passengers received slight injuiles. but it Is believed none are serious. Of the fourteen running horses In the car, but two escaped; the others burned. The horses lost in the Shabol accident this morning were mainly the property of F. Gebhart, Among those lost were Enllit. Mineral. Blanks. Certainty, Pauline, Frank, Orphan Boy and a two-year-old filly. Scandinavian, owned by Mat. Storm, of California, was killed, and two of Mrs. Langtry's black tandem horses. The only one saved was St Savolr and a two-year-old filly. About a dozen of the worst injured here have been brought to Port Jarvis on the noon train to day. Mat Storms owner of Scandinarlan, was in the car with; the horses, and will die of his injuries. PRINTERS WON'T STAND IT. Lafayette Typo Refit to be Ued a Tool by 1'olltlral Tricksters. Lafayette, Ind., Aug 13. Typograph ical Union, No. 64, of this city, In special session Sunday afternoon, passed the fol lowing preamble and resolutions, as a re buke to the stand taken by the Federation of Trades at their convention held at In dianapolis last week, In which General Harrison was opposed as a- presidential candidate. "Whereas, The cause of labor is worthy the support and encouragement of all men, and as a representative body of working- men, recognizinir such, we are emphati cally opposed to its prostitution In any man ner whatever, politically especially; there fore, be It 'Resolved. That Lafayette typographi cal union. No. G4, as an integral part of the State federation of trades, hereby with draws its delegate from tbe Central labor union; and "Resolved, That such action is taken for the purpose of affirming the established opinion that the sancity of trade unions shall, so far as we as a body are concerned, remain Inviolate to tbe schemes of any po litical party." BOUND FOR MAINE. The Blaine Party Leave. New York Amid Cheers For the DtstlcguUhed Mtate man. New Tokk, Aug. 13. Mr. Blaine started on his homeward trip by the 11 o'clock train, on the Harlem road. The party consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine, Walker Blaine, Miss Dodgejuid Col. Copplnger. A large crowd had congregated on the side walk opposite the entrance to the depot and when Mr. Blaine stepped from his car riage a loud shout went up. The passage was made through a mass of humanity and uncovering his head, Mr. Blaine smil ingly passed Into the depot yard. During his few minutes stay In tbe depot Mr. Blaine had an informal reception, and he was loudly cheered as the train pulled out During the trip to uoston be will deliver short addresses at parlous way stations. , Saratoga xtaces. SAnATOoA, Aug. 13. First race. H of a mile Minnie Palmer won, Lessa K. sec ond. Jubah third; time, l.-20?4'. Second race 1 mile and 1 furlong Oarsman won. Little Minnie second, Banjo third; time, 2:01K. Third race, oue mile Winwood won. probably Hilda second, Clara C. third; time, 1 49. Work ot the Storm, Pittsburg, Aug. 13. A heavy wind and rain storm passed over western Pennsylvania last night, doing great dam age to felt-graph wires and poles. Tbe Western Union company was particularly unfortunat. their poles were blown down In all directions and nearly all through wires prostrated. Una Down and Killed. Memphis, August27. John Daugherty, aged 27 ears, clerk on the steamer, Rob Roy, was run over and killed today at noon on the Levee by a freight of the Kansas City railroad. Steamer Snnk. Caiko, IIL, Aug. 13. The C. V. & K. railroad wharf boat sunk last night at the lauding. It had three hundred bales of cotten and fifteen hundred sacks of cotton seed meal on board. Army Chance. liEin.ix, Aug. 13. General Von Mollke has been placed on the retired list of the army. General Von Waldersee succeeds him. A Little Backet. Saturday evening James Storey, manager ot the A. & P. tea company, and J. W. Djer got into a racket over the discharge of the tatter's son as clerk. Blows were exchanged. Both were arrested and put up ball. The most conspicuous feature of the affair, eye wlanesses say. was the rude ness of Assistant unlet roster to ur. Dimond, Charles W. Constantino and others, who were spectators. A CALLANT RECIMENT. Step Taken for the Reorganization of tbe 44ih 8th. Quite a number ot the Burvlvors of the 44th D..Y- L and -8th O. V. C. met Satur n3fc.7.VJSS1 : J5SS.ZL . JXV3iF??frr. . . .. S.e--3. ,l,rf- 5.'--rV. -. Ji ..?A- day evening In the office of the gas com pany to consider the propriety of creating a permanent organization of tbe Clark county members of this gallant regiment. Captain S. A. Todd was chosen chairman of the meeting and J. W. R. CHne secre tary. The object of the meeting was stated by the chairman and discussed heartily by all present It was finally de cided that no definite action at this meet ing was expedient and the matter was re ferred to a committee consisting of Colonel A. Dotze, J. W. R. CHne. II. II. Rhodes, Robert Carlisle and O. H. King, with in structions to take it under advisement and report at the reunion, which Is to be held in Columns September 11 and 13. The list of the members ot the regiment from this county was revised and corrected. The action of the executive committee at Xenia in purchasing tents for tbe permanent use ot the regiment was endorsed. The ap proaching reunion was talked over at length. The 44th 8th has been assigned to the corner of Front and Broad streets. In Columbus, and the tents of the regiment will be pitched at that point Every mem ber of the regiment in tbe county who Is able will attend the reunion. Tbe train bearing the regiment will leave here for Columbus at 0:S0 a. m. on the 11th. The members then adjourned to meet in two weeks at the recorder's office. RAILROADER'S FRIEND. Why the Itoy Are Solid a a Bock For Young Tippecanoe Two Hu mane Act. "You may rest assured that General Usx rison will get almost the solid and united vote of the railroad men in this part of the country," said Condnctor Sam Brash, of the O. L & W.. Sunday, to a Republic reporter. Sam is one of the most popular and reliable men on the road and always knows what he is talking about "Why so." "Well, I'll tell you. The great man is a philanthropist; be thinks ot something besides the almighty dollar, and he has EXDKAnED IHUSELF TO TIIE RAILROAD men by two acts, which are well-authenticated. "Some time ago a pour, obscure freight brakeman lost an arm in a smasbup near Indianapolis, lie bad no money with which to set up litigation against the com pany or employ a lawyer. Ills daily labor was his only means of support, and now that it was gone, the maimed and wretched man bad starvation staring him In the face. In this predicament be went to tbe great lawyer a man busy with the countless cares of a world of Important litigation intrusted to him. Did Harrison snub him or plead that he was too bus)? lie did nothing of the sort He listened kindly and attentively to the brakeman'a story, asking shrewd questions here and there. At the end of the Inter view he told the brakeman to call again, lie did so some time later, and General Harrison handea him a check for S3.000, which he had secured from tbe railway company by consultation and personal in fluence without a law-suit The poor brakeman was' almost overcome with sur prise and delight at the money, but his feelings of gratitude can better be Im agined than described when on asking General Harrison what Ills fee was, and tendering him money, the great lawjer and statesman REFUSED TO TAKE A CE.NT for his services. That act alone won him more votes among the railroad men than twenty stump-speakers could have done." "But there is another case equally as creditable to the heart and humanity of the great lawyer. A railroader with whom 1 once worked went through a trestle with a train and had both legs cut oS below the knees. He was a pitiful physical wreck and the most despondent, broken-down man I ever saw. He went to General Harrison, stated his case, and said that he had no money. Tha great law yer did not stand back in this case either. He took it pushed with all the force and brilliancy ot which his great legal mind Is capable, and won for the cripple a verdict of 811,000. When itcame to settle, the railroader urged Gen. Harri son to take SI, 000 for his services, but the latter promptly and emphatically declined any such sum. " 'Go out and consult other lawyers,' he said, with a quiet smile, 'and see what they say it Is worth.' " "Tbe railroader did so. One eminent law er, whose name I will not mention, wanted 81,000 and ten per cent of the amount recovered. Another, EQUALLT PltOMIXEXT, asked 81,500 and 20 percent Armed with these surprising facts, the cripple hobbled back to his benefactor, told him what ho had heard, and insisted on bis taking at least 81,000. General Harrison again re fused, and finally accepted an amount barely covering the traveling expenses and other outlays be had made In working on the case, leaving an amount even less than any lawyer in Springfield would charge for defending a man for assault and battery. "That's the kind of a man our General Harrison, of Indianapolis, Is," said Con ductor Brash, In conclusion, "and he will poll a solid vote from us men who make our living at the jeopardy ot our necks." FOR-HOUSEBREAKING. Dennla Fillmore Arrested on a Serloa Charge. About 11 o'clock Sunday forenoon, offl ccr Tempt Wilson arrested a young colored man named Dennis Fillmore, living on Front street across the creek, and jailed him on the charge of petit larceny. The charge will be changed to housebreaking. Jt Is alleged that on last Wednesday, Fill more broke Into the residence of Sam Hoff man, a few doors from bis own home, and stole a siher watch, valued at from 88 to 810. Nobody was at home at tbe time, and tbe young thief had an easy time of it. He sold tbe watch to a second-hand dealer on west High street for 81.50. saying that it be longed his father, and had tobe sold In or der to purchase something to eat for the family. Omcer Wilson spent the whole forenoon working the case up, arrested his man at the corner of Water and Columbia streets, and afterward recovered the watch. Ofllcer Uyne Critically III. Officer John Hvnes, who was compelled to leave his beat on account of rheumatism a few days ago, is ljing at his home, on Scott street, in a very critical condition. There Is no use attempting to deny the fact that Officer Uynes la a very sick man. He has not tasted food since Thursday, and Is so prostrated that lie cannot turn himself In bed. --;&' BLOOD, SHAME AND DEATH. Springfield People Involved in a Horrible Story of Miscegenation and Murder at Atlanta, Gi. Sudden Death ot the Child Who Wu to KeeeWe tbe Inheritance Old Dun- nine' Wealth Supposed to be the Object or Conspiracy, . The following special from Atlanta, Geoigia, will be of profound Interest In Springfield, where live the principal actors in tbe drama of miscegenation, shame, debauchery and murder. Tbe Peacock woman referred to in the special left Springfield Sunday afternoon for Atlanta, in response to a telegram. TheRKrunuo's Informant was shown this telegram at tbe depot and it read "Gussle and Armand both dead and mother drunk. Borrow money and come at ence." It was signed by the woman's lawyer. The special is as follows: Atlanta, Gs,, Aug., 11. The myste rious death of two young white girls and tbe debauched condition of their mother, has led to well-grounded suspicion of a ter rible tragedy, which Is now be lug unrateled by the police. Twenty-five years ago there settled on a small farm outside of the city a man named Hugh Dunning and his young wife. The couple were bent on tbe accumula tion of money, worked all day long, Sun days Included, never visited their neighbors and were thoroughly selfish. As a result they accumulated over 850.000. In the mean time three daughters, Maggie, Susie and Matilda, were born to them. The girls were put to work as soon at they could walk, and their only associates were their colored fellow-workers. Five jears ago old Dunning was run ovat by a train and killed, and several days later the eldest daughter, Maggle,eloped with.' a colored ex convict named Peacock, and reaching Springfield, Ohio, lived there for some time. A suspicion has always existed that Pea cock knew something of the death of Dun ning, and that the old man's body was placed upon the railroad track after be bad been killed. 'lno months ago a sensation was created in Atlanta by the delivery of a white baby by a veiled white woman at tbe house of a colored woman named Jack son. Investigation established the fact that the mother of the child was Miss Susie Dunning, an heiress vJdrth 818,000 in ber own right and that the father was the son of tbe old woman with whom the child had been left This led to tbe elopement of Miss Dun ning and ber black lover. Green Jackscn, to Springfield, Ohio, where the elder sister, Maggie, was living -with Peaco k. The discovery of her whereabouts was brought about by the secret return of Peacock, who was found lurking about Mrs. Dunning' house for tbe purpose, as ithe polices be lieved, of putting her out of the way, so that the two erring daughters might secure their legacies. He was given twenty-four hours In which to leave the state, which he did. Mrs. Dunning, then addicted to drink, declared her purpose of leaving" the coun try with ber youngest daughter, Matilda, wbo had not yet disgraced herself, and settling all the property upon her. Since that time tbe family had dropped out of sight out until yesterday, when the sus picious death ot Matilda was announced. Itwasatthesama'ascertaioed that Susie, who had returned from Ohio, wss also with her mother at the point ot death and did die during tbe day. Tbe mother, it seems, has become a hopeless drunkard, and her colored associ ates kept ber plied with whisky. Every thing looked suspicious, as If they had deliberately conspired to put the whole family out of the way. The coroner today took charge of the case and is Investigating with tbe view of finding out whether such a plot exists. THE SCAFFOLD FELL. Three Men Dadly Injured at the New City Building. By the giving way of the supports of a scaffold at the new city building today (Monday! about noon, three men were bad ly Injured, one of them perhaps critically. The men were working on Azel B. Smith's brick contract on the inside of the north wall of the structure, about seventy five feet from the front The accident was caused by tbe overloading of the scaffold. One "pudlock" gave away at the point where the boards were spliced, causing the timbers to "up-end." The men fell about twehe feet alighting across the joists. Two of them were colored hod-carriers, Alex. Weaver and George Fortune. The third was John Uuribert a wbite brick mason. He fell partly between the Joists and a terrible gash was cut In his bead. He likewise sustained very severe bruises. Weaver was prob ably the worst Injured of all. He fell on his back and alighted on a nail, which pen etrated deeply Into the flesh. Fortune was badly bruised. Dr. A. M. Potter attended the cases. Death' Doings. George Jackson, lately In the employ of J. M. North, died at the residence of his parents. No. 108 south Winter street yes terday at noon. The deceased was a j outh possessed of fine qualities, and his un timely death at tbe age of sixteen leaves a void in his family and in the memory of his friends. The funeral will occur Tues day afternoon from the residence. Inter ment will be made at Femcllff. All friends are invited. Tbe infant daughter of Thomas Howard died at the residence of Its parents jester day morning. Tbe funeral service will be held at the house this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment at Ferncliff. Church Social. Some of the young ladies ot the First Congregational church will give a lawn fete at Mr. William Grant's, comer of Plum and Cedar streets, on Tuesday eve ning, August 14th, for tbe benefit of the church- Refreshments, consisting of ice cream, cake, ice cold milk, lemonade and peaches and cream, will be served by the young ladies In the most charming man ner. Come all and bring your friends, and belp In a good cause. FAIR FRESHNESS. Arranging for the People' Exposition Meeting ot the Agricultural Board. As briefly noted In tbe Rkfublic of that day, the board of agriculture met Saturday afternoon and transacted considerable busi ness. Twenty-onememberswerepresentand some parts of the session were decidedly lively. CoL E. M. Monger suggested that chairs, instead of the ordinary seats, ought to be put in tbe new amphitheater, and on motion It was decided to so alter the stand as to admit of putting in chairs. Col. Munger will himself furnish the chairs. A lively time was had on the matter of music for the fair. The BU Six played last year to the delight of the immense crowds that attended. This was by some ot the board used as an argument against the Six, as they maintained that the other bands in tbe cityoufiht to be gUen an opportunity to play. Foreman's band was entered as a competitor of the Big Six, and had some ardent supporters. The question after lengthy discussion was put to a vote and the Big Six was selected by a vote of 12 to 0. The question of putting city water in the grounds was discussed and was finally re ferred to tbe committee on grounds for such action, as it might deem proper. A staff was ordered erected on the new amphithe ater and Colonel Munger will furnish a flag for It All persons who pay 35 cents for a seat In the grand stand will be entitled to a badge which will secure them entrance to tbe quarter stretch if they desire It Ar rangements were made to have a telephone put In at the grounds for S12. Entries for the races will close next Sat urday. Quite a number of fine horses have already been entered and good races at this year's fair are already assured. FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS The Bemaln t Stephen Belt and III Grand-Daughter Sleep In the Vault Before Interment. Today a representative ot the Republic Tan across a strange story, which savored ot the fictitious and customs foreign to our own, which upon investigation was verified in every particular. The story is as follows: In a private vault at Greenmount cem etery He the remains of a man placed there about forty years ago, and those of a girl supposed to be his grand-daughter. consigned to the vault about twelve years later, there to remain by the express desire of the deceased until A HUNDRED TEARS BAD ELAPSED before they are to be Interred in the ground. As far as could be learned the name of tbe deceased man was Bell and research proves It to be Stephen Bell, president ot tbe city council of this city in the early history of Springfield. The remains are encased in cast-iron caskets something In the shapo ot the body and rest upon sup ports extending from the vault on either side. The remains are in an excellent state ot preservation and can be seen through the glass in the lids of the caskets. Tbe re mains have in both instances been reduced by time and decay to skeletons and the be holder experiences t A TECUIJAR SEJfSATIOX stealng over him that is characteristic of such sights. The lineaments of the man can be plainly seen. The forehead is broad and classic the cheek bones high and tbe chin square, indlcatlng.strengtb of cnaracter and firm- rncss'ot purpose. The face of the girl can not be seen, owing to som 3 defects In tbe trimming of the casket in which she is en closed. There are one or two persons yet living who remember the old man In his life-time, and who attended his funeral. Ills remains were among the first disposed of atGreenmourt He was very wealthy, and lived in this city somewhere on Lime stone street At tbe time of his death he was well PAST THE MERIDIAN OF LIFE, was highly respected. Intellectual and honored by his fellow citi zens by several municipal offices. A resi dent of this city remembers the little girl as a school-mate when both were quite young, the girl at the time ot her death Is sup posed to have been about 10 years old. A document Is In existence signed by tbe sextons of the cemetery, prepared by the deceased, obligating themselves to take especial care of the tomb to which the re mains were conveyed. To the enlightened minds of this genera tion It would seem that amid the great at tainments ascribed to the deceased, there watf deep rooted in him the SEEDS OF SUPERSTITION' and great horror of the grave. Yet there they lie In their silent abode, forgot ten In the rush of proeress, no friends or kindred to keep their memory sacred; and the remains are to inhabit tbe chamber of death yet for three score years before they arecfliisigned to tbe bosom of mother earth. THE CENTENNIAL SOCIETY. Completing Arrangement for Clark County' Display The Log rabln. The meeting of the Clark county cen tennial society Saturday was one ot Inter est and importance. President O. S Kelly presided and Judge Dial was as usual at the secretary's desk. Tbe committee ap pointed to erect a Buckeye lor cabin on tbe Columbus centennial grounds reported that its work had been nearly completed and and that the cabin, which Is constructed" of Duckeje logs was about ready for occupancy. The builders are Messrs. Forgy, Blose and Sterrett The business ot yesterday's meeting was merely In the line of ciosing'up the arrangements for the society's display at the centennial. A committee of one, William Whitely, sr., was appointed to go to Columbus next week and select the space of Clark coun ty's exhibit Mr. John Yeazell was appointed a com mittee of one and empowered to choose two associates to work up and arrange an agricultural display from this county. Mr. O. B. Frantz was appointed as a committee to arrange fer a horticultural display from this county, and he was also empowered to select two associates to assist Wm. Colonel Joe L-rTet was placed In charge of the matter of arranging for a Clark county poultry display, and the fowls could not have been placed In better hands. YESTERDAY'S SERVICE. The IT. M. C A. Sunday Kxnrclse Mote and Notlf e ot Meeting. Ti Y. M. C. A. four o'clock meeting yesterday was one of the most profitable jet held, as greater numbers of young men took part than usual. Mr. Arthur U. Per fect led the meeting like a veteran, and brought the subject home forcibly to those present Very close attention to what was said and hearty singine characterized the service. Mr. F. E. Weldimn acted as pianist and rendered good service In mak ing the music atlractue. The attendance was good for aday of rain and bad weather, about fifty being present Tonight at 8 o'clock is the time for the regular monthly meeting or the board of managers. It Is hoped that a quorum will be present as matters of importance re quire consideration. Professor Grundhoeffer, of Dayton, will drill the gymnasium classes tonight at 8. v i-JSSSS THE CRIME OF SUICIDE. The' Honors of Self-Murder Depicted in the Pnlpit by Eev. Dr. Pearson at the Central M. E. Church Yesterday. A Strong and Powerful Argument Agalnt Uauipatlon ot God's Power Bib lical Injunction Agaliat the Crime. In the light of the factlhat a great pas sion for self-destruction Is sweeping over the country, the sermon upon "Suicide by Rav. Dr. Pearson, at the Central M. E. church, Sunday, was of especial Interest and pecullal pertinence. A large congre gation was present and paid profound at tention to the discourse, which was pre dicated upon the following text: "Thou ha!t not kill" Ex.22:13. "No murderer hath eternal Me abiding In him." 1 John 3: 13. "Murderers ihall havethefr partlu the lake which barneth with Are and brlmatone; wblch Is the second death." Rev. 21: 8- OI Judas It Is said: "And he went and hanged himself that he might go to nil own place." Matt. 27: 5, Acts 1: 25. Life Is a gift from God. It belongs pe culiarly to him. In God only Is it Indige nous. Tbe-right to life is conferred by htm who gave it, and tbe right to take life must be derived from the same source. The right to take life is conferred by God on the civil government on the magistrate. Seo Romans 13. Of him the Bible says "he is the minister of God, an avenger to execute wrath" and '"he beareth not the sword in vain." Tbe right of an Individual to take life Is confined to the time when In the absence of the civil power he Is murderously as saulted by the ruffin. Then If one must die It should in right not be the innocent but the guilty. The law of love to my neighbor extends to him assistance In the same direction under similar circumstances. The same rule holds in case of riot or to assist tbe civil power to quell disorder, or repell Invasion or azgtesslve war. But these circumstances cannot come in to operation In the case ot taking one's own life. Therefore no one can have right to self murder. To attempt it is to rise up and pluck from God's right hand tbe authority and Implements of death. Only tbe unsound mind can In such a case be Innocent Here 1 touch one ot the most delicate and very often difficult fea tures of tliis distressing subject God knows I would not unwillingly add to any "sorrow upon sorrow." I speak net to do that but rather that happily someone may be alarmed who Is even now brooding over and drlttirg toward this horrid crime. Our community ha3 been so often of late startled with the news of another suicide and the great dailies carry Into our homes every day such exact and often, to some minds EVEN' ALLURISa DESCRIPTIONS of this enoimous sin that I am impelled to lift up a warning voice, earnestly praying It may be timely and effective. I would, if possible, create a recoil ot horror from every suggeetion of, or tempta tion to commit this crime. I know that in many minds suicide is accepted at once as an evidence of insan ity. Was Saul on Gllbea insane? He had been defeated in battle. Was Abltbophel Insane? His counsel had been slighted, another's was accepted, lie. arranged all matters around his home .and went and hanged himself. Was Judas Insane? Us was overwhelmed with shame and disap pointment and remorse, and went and hanged himself as a son ot perdition and went to bis own place. Was Demosthenes inane? Was Hannibal? Was Lvcurgius Undoubtedly many who take the dreadful plunge are unbalanced mentally, but alas there is no reason to believe that of a large proportion. When you find tbe rare instance of a Godly, careful Christian, wboee life la stainless and whose faith In God is unswerving, when you find such a one hurrying himself Into eternity, the pre sumption is overwhelming that the deed was done under an insane Impulse and not with premeditation and unbelieving bravado. But when evidence abounds that the act was premeditated and reasoned about, and there was behind it no life of devotion to God, but on tbe con trary a neglect of him, or, lndeed.a r-i ing at h"m and a defiance ot him, in such a case It is sheer folly to talk about insanity. In this case everything favored the deed if the person took tbe whim; in the other everything swept oS in the opposite direc tion. Look closely at the nature of this great crime. It Is not only a cowardly running away from the great battle ot life which God bas set you fight branding you as a deserter from tbe sentinel station where God bas appointed you, but it is murder. It is murder ot tbe unpardonable kind, be cause it at once places thn criminal beyond the reach of mercy. There la NO PLACE FOR KEPEXTAXCE, therefore, there is no place for the work ot the spirit In forglvene- and conversion. If guilty of munlir horrible as that crime Is. it does not do violence to the deep instinct of self-prei ervatlon that God bas implanted ashi own guardian over "your life, but suicide does this unnatural violence. Murder, though Indescribably wicked it being a rebellious' snatching from the band of God that which Is peculiarly his own. viz: the power of life and death still even that may give some chance to repent and may by the great mercy of God be forgiven, but tbe sucide opens with his own band "tbe portals ot eternity And sooner than the devils hoped arrived In hell." Death Introduces into changeless and eternal relations. This brings Into view tbe value of life to an Immortal being, ac countable in another life for the works done In this. Murder is an indignity to the noblest work of God man's body, intended for a temple of tbe Holy Ghost, and there fore in a high degree sacred, the crime Is made eminently Xo consist In con tempt of the Image of God In which be made man. and in Its interference and relations as a deathless spirit But suicide bears upon It all these deep and awful characteristics of murder, and adds the further fact that It is done against the God Implanted instincts of self-preservation. Ot almost all possible crimes suicide ought to be most execrated. It is rebellion against God's aulhorUy. for "in bis band our breath is." It ia an as sumption ot bis sovereignity, and He has said His glory He will not give to another while at the same time tbe guilty wretch rushes himself unbidden Into the presence ot God to demand quick damnation. Such, then. Is a glimpse of the nature of this great crime. If the crime be of so deep a dye, then all that leads thereto has a tendency that way should be sedulously avoided as peevishness, fretfnlness, moroseness, im moderate grief, anxious care about worldly affairs, neglest of our bodies, by withhold ing due nourishment rest etc, and care lessness about health, excessive amuse: ments, Indulging sinful appetites, drink; opinm, tbe lustful passions. Dueling ii equal to both murder and suicide. It In tends one. it consents to the other. IL Note some of the reasons alleged for self-murder: Shame. Fear sin will be discovered. Virtue gone. Integrity gone; so goes moral courage, and the coward dies. Loss of property or ot friends, under those rondlUaM suicide argues Atheism. For If l . pom . ib u's MverBsaat MONDAY, AUGUST 13th. FOUR 1C1S ONBI LOT Dress Trimmings, 5c PES YARD. ONE LOT EMBROIDERIES ! 5c PER YARD. I Lot Embroideries, 5c PER YARD. One Lot Dress Goods, A 37 l-2c, wortk 50c to 60c MURPHY&BRO. 4SAND SO TJXESTOXE ST., L.BCTRIO Door BelN, Electric Call Bells, ' Electric Floor Pushps, Elec tric Annunciators, Eleetrie Burglar Alarms. DISTRICT TELEGRAPH CO., 43 Sen & Tlaatore St. 'S HOME' STEAM LAUNDRY, - TELEPHONE NO. 138. 10 ND 12 WEST H1BH ST. ' I will wait in patience. "Shall I rvelva good at tbe hands of God and notevlt." MARSHALL It suicide does not la that case arena -: Atheism It does imply rebellious opposi- -, lion io providence, l Deueve,thererore,tBt -tnicide cannot be committed when the mind Is sound, but In tbe absence ot th Christian graces of humility, patience, self- denial andtherfearand love of God- -It-fe.tf committed only under Influence of pride, j worldliness. forgetfulness ot God or in con tempt of him. Family difficulties, and frustrated affec tions are frequent Incentives, but only where Infidelity bas stained the son! with blasphemy and rebellion. III. How may It be cheeked? Wesley says that once many women of Sparta murdered themselves. It became an epidemic, until a law was mde that every woman that murdered herself she be exposed naked in tbe market slaee. 7 Shame stopped what conscience failed to check. He adds "only let a law be passed ,. and vigorously executed that the body ot '," every self murderer lord or peasant shall be hanged in chains and the English fury will cease at onee." That was written la 1790. The old law of England doomed tbe- murderer to burial at tbe cross roads' at " midnight with a stake driven through th fwlv Thta ws mtimIoH Kw nwm. " IV, and now the burials take place .In a .knMliiM tint 1,, ..i m fl ,.... ,A . ?; 1 This punishing the bodies of suicides la in . reality only a punishing of the already J heart-broken living relatives. Bat I sob- -I mit that tbe dash ot heroism so often thrown around what Is tbe act of dastard cowardice, the laudations of persons who by their act hsd shown they were so horri bly depraved as to be capable of commit ting one of tbe grossest of crimes,,! tbe maudlin sentiment and the abundant noto riety lavished on the creatures wbo thaa defy God and aarehha to his worst are not ? calculated to check but BATIIEB TO ENCOUBAGE TOE CEOfE. As true views of our relation to God and to the future life increase, the suicidal mv nla will decrease. England's great poet nut not have been much of a Christian or h- may. but he undoubtedly had the right : coii'--ptlon of tbe principal preventative t- suicide. He makra his rare and mystifying . Hamlet to soliloquize: "To be or not to be that is the Question; Whether 'Us nobler In the mind to suffer i.- Thestlnn and arrows otautrazeoos lortau: . Or to take arms against a sea ot trouble, ado. oy opposing, ena memr . ,. To die to sletn v No moreand by a sle-p. to say we end The heartache ana tbe thousand natural - snncas That dasn is heir to 'tis a consummation -DeroutlT to be wished Todle tosleen To alepl perchance to dream av-there's tke 1 rub; ;H-1 For In that sleep o( death what dreams mm; come ti When we have shun id off this mortal coll. , Must give ns pause. There's the respect; i.) That makes ealamltTof so lonellfe: hit For who would bear the whips and scorns' ot tume. The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's coa tamely; The pangs ofdesclsed love, the law's debar, the Insolence nt office. " " i And the spurns which patient merit oftne un worthy takes When he himself mlcht his uuletus make. With a bare bodkin? Wbonouldiarttelso; To crunt and sweat under a wearv lite: ' But that tbe dread ots tmething alter deitk.t Tli .. null l,,AW.u.l ,b,nn.w ,... awl. a, k ,u.,.,A ? fl 111, UUW.WWICCd WMU,. J ItUW UlaQ UWtOV i No trateierreturns puzzles tne win: " J And makes ut rather bear those Ills we have, - Than fly to others that we know not of," r. The gospel of Christ Is tbe true remedy for the ailments ottlie world. It can give steadiness in sorrow and in a weight ot affliction. It gives light on the heavtnly " home and a lamp to gnlde you there. 0 that all poor heart broken hnmanity would accept nis invitation: uometoma." , "But I Drav vou noor temnted sonl. Think what a ea ot deep perdition whelms, ti The wretch' trembling soul wbo lauscaea . forth j JT; Unlicensed to eternity. Think, thins! ii i And let tbe thought restrain thy Impious llIUUi I " ' : ttmmm Halt Ha ' H Lagonda avenue firemen crossed bats' "or ,S the Lagonda avenue grounds. 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