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American Catholic Tribune (Newspaper) - February 25, 1887, Cincinnati, Ohio VOl* III-NO. 14. AniroMd by His Eaniseses Cirdinsl CibboM, Archbishop of Baltimore^ Md., ths Most Rev. Archhlshops of Cinoisnatl and Philadelphia, the Rt. ReW. iWbdIM Of floVlngtop, Ky., ColhabBS, 0. RIobaond. Va. Vlneennei, Ind. and wilalngten,_    FOflimt CINCINNATI, O.. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1887. CURRENT TOPICS. 11/>«BRT Bonxeb has been offei-ed $100,000 for Matid B. Ax Eastern firm is buj-ing all the rat pelt* iteran in the West, Trere are fifty-two newspapers published in Des Moines, la. Fu-attcs Josehhus has been appointed V# a postraastership in Maine. 1>XE county in Missouri produced $50,000 Worth of castor oil last year. Aif Icelander is in Washington Territor> looking for a place to locate a colony. Shoes made of rice straw are worn by thu laboring people in the south of China. C4as and coal have been discovered in good quantities near Ossawotamie, Kan. * The remains of a Baltimore editor werc^ sold for ten dollars to a medical college. ; It is rumored that Secretary Bayard will soon participate in a wedding ceremony. A Brookltx alderman is accused of wearing a bit of plate-glass as a diamond. The city council of St. I^ouis has fixed eight hours as a legal work day for city laborers. A EiRM of perfumt^-manufacturers arc about to establish a vast flower plantation in Florida. A PHTsicr.AX says: ‘*If a child does not thrive on fresh milk, boil it.” This is too sevei*e on the child. Asphalt has been discovered in Morgan County, Ala. It is the onlj* known deposit in the United States. Mrs. Margaret J. Prestox. the well-known Southern writer, is threatened with total blindness. The Great Eastern, which cost at her completion in 18.50, $4,000,000, has been sold at auction for $133,000. It is generally conceded that if France and Germany fight, Russia will walk ofl with a good slice of pie. The average age of those who enter col lege in this countrj- is seventeen. A century ago it was fourteen. Miss Emilt Faithfi-l is advocating the emigration oí unmarried women from England to the British colonies. The rolling mills throughout Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio are crowded with orders for several weeks. The Colorado supreme court ha* decided that women can not act as notaries public in that Btate under existing laws. Gexeral Bhekidax is of the opinion that we should first obtain guns, and then the matter of fortifications might be considered. Major Bex: Perlet Poore tells “Gath” that every President who called an extra session of Congress failed to get renomi-uated. The indications are that the railroads will soon be tumbling over one another in their eagerness to bounce the deadly stove from their cars. It is stated that the Czar of Russia se-visited Paris and had an interview with President Grevy, recently. Ho traveled in disguise. Bergeaxt Bmith, of Richmond. Va., has been fined $.50 for jiermitting more persons to witness the execution of Cluverius than allowed by law. Bt. Pavl and Minneapolis are fighting for the Btate Capital. The latter city intends offerine a site and building costing $2.<iX),C00 to the Btate free. Governor Dams, the new Benator-clcct from Minnesot,*. is a much younger man than Ben Butler, but almost his exact counterpart in ■appearance. Prof. Alexander declares that he has sounded the extinct t -ater near the leper settlement at Molokai, and a line 3 .V)) fcot long remained taut and failed to reach the bottom.    , A girl has just been arrestod in New York for stealing the watch and jewelry of a friend, and the fact was that she had pawned them to get money to bury her mother. Mies Carrie Dlke, the daughter of the famous Confederate General. Basil Duke, IS a wonderful r’ayeron the violin, and is now entertaining her friends at the National Ca; al. The abolit-io *''*he free pass system bv the railroads wilU it is said, be a feature of the enforcement of the inter-State commerce law, ove:    hich    a strong legal ques tion will be raised. X HE librar3* of George Vashington. purchased in 184-H at a cost ol $5,,.00. is one of the many interesting collections which have come into the possession of the Boston Athenteura Librarj*. Princess Coloxxa, the daughter of Mrs. J. W. Mackay, is to ac4?ompany her husband to this country in the spring. He is coming over to look after his railroad interests in Mexico and Texas. A We.«»tern man sent in toan editor an item to the effect that his fortieth wedding anniversary would be observed on a certain day, but the printer inadvertently left out the word ‘‘anniversary'.” John C. Calhoun, of South Carolina, grandson of the great nullifier, has the seq-cnd largest cotton field in the United States. He was a Captain in the Confedérate servic-e at eighteen and is now forty-one. Mr. Chas. Oallowat, of Winchester, Va., was so overcome by the receipt of a telegram that she dropped dead. Had she waited to open it she would simply have found that her sister was coming on a visit. The Treasury Department decides that finished photographs from negatives taken for citizens of the United States while visiting the Canadian side ' of Niagara Falls must pay duty when sent to the purchasers in thia country. T» o men who were in Lincoln*» Cabinet still live. One is Hannibal Hamlin, who acted as his \'ice President, and who is very happy among his books and trout streams In Maine, and the other is Bimou Cameron, who is now in the Bermudas for his health. A Dakota woma^ in the L*^pper James Valley decided tbat she wanted a fur cloak. She began trapping mink and tanning the skins. These she sent to St. PanL, where they have just been made into a beautiful qiloak for which she was offered $125. The mother of a young woman in Oak-; land, CaL, who had injured her health by too raooh study, offered her ton cents for every squirrel she would shoot. The daughter took to the woods, and in one week recently shot eighty-five squirrels, and is fast regaining her health. A report is current that the Eastern prohibitionists have pkdced.outMr. Phineas T. Barauai as their easdidate for the Pres-ider-?, *n 1888. The Kansas City Joutntil says thét the non-intdxtcant quality of Mr. BarwHtq^ circus lemonade, which Is a strictly cold water drink, is a p nverfui argument in his favor. EAKTHQÜAKE IN ITALY. The Riviera the Soene of a Frightful Catastrophe. Hundreds of Persons L.ying Dead In the Ruins—Leghorn, Geneva, Milan, Toulao and Other Large Places Visited. Rome, Feb. 23.—An earthquake this morning devastated the whole of the Italian Riviera. At Noli, on the Gulf of Genoa, and not far from Bavona, several houses fell and fifteen persons were killed. Six were killed and thirty Injured at Oneglia, also ou the «^ulf of Genoa. At Diano-Marino. near O^glia, scores of people were killed and hundreds injured. Fullj' one-third of the io\^n was destroyed. At Cerro, near Diano-Marino, three hundred persons were killed by being buried in the ruins of falling buildings. Railway traffic is suspended beyond bavona. The prisoners in the Government jail at Fiual-borgo, alarmed by the earthquake, attempted to escape, but were overcome by the guards. Beveral shocks were felt at six o'clock. From Marseilles a i*eport comes of an earthquake occurring there which was violent enough to crack the walls of several buildings and throw the residents into a state of frenzy. At Leghorn, Milan, and in many places in the Province of Genoa, shocks were also felt, badly frightening the inhabitants. No other damage is reported. The telegraph wires are working badlj', and only meager accounts have so far been received. All the shocks occurred this morning. At Bavona many houses were wrecked and eleven persons killed. Rome, Feb.‘23, 8:30 p. m.—A second and severe shock of earthquake has occurred in Genoa, Pavia, Lucca, Cuneo, Albissola, Porto, Maurizio, Oneglia and Nole. At Bavona eight persons were killed and fifteen others injured. Immense damage was done to propertj*. Berlin, Feb. ‘23.—Borne papers here call attention to the fact that several days ago there was published a statement that tho annular eclipse of the sun, visible in the southern hemisphere, would be accompanied by extremely strong seismic phenomena, owing to coincident influence . of the suu and moon on the earth. LEAD AS A MEDICINE. James Rake Takes About Four Pountls of ^bot for Asthma, and Comes Near Dying. Frankfort, Kt., Feb. 23.—Some weeks ago James Rake, a resident of this city, was suffering greatlj’ from an attack of asthma, and consulted one of his friends as to a remedy. The friend was a painter by profession, and believed in the curative powers of lead in an\- form. Bo he advised Rake to take a few doses of shot. Acting upon this advice Hake commenced to take three spoonfuls of shot per day, and kept it up for three weeks, having taken altogether about four Xiounds of ordinarj- bird-shot. At the end of three weeks the pains from the lead poisoning became so great that a physician was called in and he found Rake almost dead. Morphine was administered to alleviate the pain, and he is now resting easy, but Dr. James says his recoverj' is doubtful. The remedy is certainly far worse than the disease in this case. A POST-OFFICE INNOVATION. Piaus for FacLUtating Rapid Delivery of Rnslne** Mall. Chicago, Feb. 23.—To-morrow an experiment will be made with a view of testing the feasibilitj' of the scheme invented by Superintendent Donavau, of the Post-office, for the purpose of facilitating the delivery of mail matter in the business center. A detail of men is to be sent out to meet th incoming trains on the most important roads, and to arrange and sort the mail for the center of the city, so that it will be ready to hand to the carriers in waiting when the train arrives at the depot. In this way it is expected that the letters will reach the firm addressed from two to four hours earlier than at proseut. This scheme is original with Mr. Donavan, and it is believed that, if it works successfully. it will be speedily adopted in all the large cities of this country* and probably abroad. Five Million Orphan Fish. Washington, Feb, 23.—The central station of the Fish Commission now affords much interest and instruction to visitors. Five million whiteflsh eggs are in full tide of hatching. The births are at the rate of several hundred a minute, and the ac-couchers and wet nurses in attendance are taxed to the utmost of their ability to provide comfortable accommodations for the new comers. Colonel McDonald is a sort of foster parent to these orphans, and it will be his duty to establish them in congenial homes in the clear, cold waters of the Northern Lakes. Bomb-Throwing in Boston. Boston, Feb. 23.—Late to-night a bomb was thrown into North street from Everett court bj' some unknown person and exploded with a great noise. Many panes of glass were broken. The houses in the vicinity were shaken and their occupants were so badly frighten 1 that they rushed into the street, expecting the buildings to fall. Immediately after the explosion the street was filled with smoke and a strong smell of pow‘der. Mayor Hewitt and the Knights. New York, Feb. 23,—In a letter of regret to the New York Southern Society’s banquet. Mayor Hewitt pronounces against the Knights of Labor as organized. His letter to the Brooklj’n banquet Tuesday night was suppressed, as Governor Hill had declined to bé present if it was read. Crushed to Death in a Coal Mine. Cairo, III., Feb. 23.—This evening in a coal mine at New Burnside, on the Cairo, Vincennes and Chicago railroad, Frank Dixon, a miner, was found dead with a lump of coal weighing two tons lying upon him. Run Down by (^rs. PiTTSBrROH, Feb. 23.—When a freight train arrived in Alícígheny, Pa., this morning, the manned body of a man still breathinm was found on the pilot of the engiwe. He died a few hours later. He had been run down with two others at Beaver Falls, twenty-five nuies away. Another Immense Gas Well. Fixdlat, O., Feb. 23.—Another boomer gas well was struck at Walker, nine miles north of this oity^ this evening. The- flow is estimated at eight million cubic feet daily. The well is the property of Hon. 8. 11 Mount, and is next to the great Karsr. ^ . STIRRINQ SOENEa ‘ Colonel Robertson Forcibly KJeoted From the Indiana Aenate Chamber. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. ‘24. — Btirring scenes were enacted this forenoon in tho Senate chamber. Colonel Robertson, who was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor some time ago, applied at the Senate door for admission and was refused. He continued to stand at the door until some one on the Inside said, “That’s all right,” and he passed into the chamber. Senator Do Motto applied at another door, but could not gain admission, and he battered and beat upon the door for some time in the effort to get in. He then passed down to the middle door just as Senator Johnson entered. The latter turned and saw the doorkeeper refuse admission to DeMotte and he began to expostulate with them, calliug them thugs aud scoundrels and demanding that DeMotte should be admitted. Senator McDonald then left his seat and passed over to the door and took Johnson by the arm. As soon as the latter felt the grip of the Senator he turned and planted a blow with his fist squarely between McDonald’s eyes, staggering him and making an ugly cut on the bridge of his nose. McDonald did not resept the blow, but calmly advised Johnson to go to his seat and learn to control his temper. While this was going ou within the chamber a perfect bedlam was raging outside. The crowd was surging backwards and forwards in the hall and around the door, and whenever the latter was. opened sticks were placed between the doors to prevent them from closing. The crowd would then pull the doors open aud trj' to force its way in. Several struggles ensued from these attempts to gain an entrance, and in the struggle one man's coat was torn into shreds. A policeman was forcibly carried away from the door aud ord'red not to* return. Threats were freely made of breaking down the doors and forcibly entering the chambers, but no attempt beyond pounding upon them with fists and canes were made. On the insido a dramatic scene was enacting. After tho row between Johnson and McDonald tho Senate was called to order, and Lieutenant-Governor Robertson advanced to tho desk of the president, and placed his foot upon the steps leading up to tho seat, as though he was going up to preside over the Senate. At that moment Door-keeper Pritchett took him vio-lentlj' bj’ the arm and dragged him away from the steps. In another instant he was ui>ou tho steps again, and again he was prevented from ascending bj’ the doorkeeper. He then turned to addi‘ess tho Senate, but was so frequentlj' aud boisterously interrupted by Smith that his words could not be heard. He refused to-be seated, and the door-keeper was ordered by Hmith to put him out of l he Chamber. Pritchett iinmcdiatelj' seized Robertson, aud by pushing and drugging forced him out at the north door of tho hall, the crowd being still around the mid die door, and unawai'o of what was going on. till Robertson had been ejected aud the door locked. After the exciting scenes in the Senate the Republican member.* attempted to leave, but were prevented, tho doorkeeper having oi‘ders not to permit them to pass out of the chamber. They refused to take any part in the proceedings, and by their silence stopped the business of the body, which could do nothing in the waj' of passing bills without their votes. Several bills introduced by the Republicans were called up, but their authors would not explain their provisions and would not answer when addressed ''y tho chair. THE AWFUL EARTHQUAKE. Over 1,500 People Killed lii One Dis. trict Alone. Rome, Feb. ‘24.—Details have been received this morning of the results of tho earthquakes v'esterday showing that the effects were far more serious than wrs thought. The loss of life and destruction of propertj' is learned to have been terrible. The most startling news comes from the Genoese Riviera. Over 1,500 people were killed in that district. At the village of Bajardo, situated at the top o'" hill, a number of the inhabitants took rei-uge in a church when the shocks were first felt. A subsequent and greater shoclq demolished the church, and 300 people were in it were killed. ” ,.e destruct^njV propertj' in the sections of Italy visit^l^ the earthquakes was immense and wide-^'pread. Panic in a Church. Putnam, Ct., Feb. ‘24.—L'ire broke out last evening in tenement houses adjoining St. M'ry’s Roman Catholic.¿Church. Tho church was filled with wo. ^nipers at the time, and the alarm created almost a panic. The congregation rushed from the doors and several women fainted. A number of persons were somewhat injured, none of them, however, seriously. Tho baptismal font was overturned and broken in the confusion. The fire was soon extinguís' ed, with slight damage. Prince Alei oder Has the Smallpox. Berlin, Feb. ‘24.—It is ascertained that Prince Alexander of Battenburg, the deposed King of Bulgaria, who was reported yesterdaj', to be lying ill with gastric fever at his father’s house, in Darmstadt, has the smallpox. Heaviest Snow of the Season. Calais, Me., Feb. ‘24.—Snow has fallen here all day. It is the hardest storm of the season. Trains delayed. FORTY-NINTH CONGRESS. Escape of a Condemned Murde. r. Bridgewat, Pa., Feb. 24.— P. Busch, .vho is under death sentence for the murder of his brother some months ago, escaped from jail this morning by filing the iron bars from the cell window. A reward of $.500 is offered by the sheriff for his arrest, dead or alive. From 8L John to Logan. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 14.—The House of Representatives in Kansas passed a bill changing St. John County to Logan County. The county was named in honor of John P. 8t. John when he was Governor of the Btate. Second Session, Washington, Feb. 18.—Senate.—Bill* rs-laiing to the District of Columbia were reported. The credentials of Senator Hlsoock, of New York, were presented. A conferenus report was presented and adopted on the antipolygamy bills, embodying a substitute for tho Senate and House bill*. The river and harbor appropriation bill was taken up and considered until 5:25 p. m., ivhen the Senate adjourned until to-morrow. House—A conference report was adopted, providing for holding terms of court at Bay City, Mich. Senate amendments to the invalid pension appropriation bill were non-concurred in, and a conference ordered- A bill was reported appropriating $1,00:1,104 for the payment of Mexican and other pcnsioOk«. Tho House refused to pass a bill granting r pension to Simmons W. Hurt, over tho President’s veto; yeas 142, nays 08 — not two-third*. The sundry pivll bill was taken up, and 190 out of 260 amendments were disposed of. At 5 o'clock the House took a recess until 7:33, the night session being for pension bills. Washington, Feb. 10.—Senate.—Petitions were prt^sented frum Ohio Grand Army Posts for the passage of the dependent's (pension bill over the President’s veto. Mr. Beck presented a memorial signed by himself for the repeal of the navigation laws to purchase of ship* abroad. A resolution for‘the Senate to meet »t 11 a. m. was reported adversely. Tho military academy appropriation bill wa* reported back. A resolution on changing the time of meeting of the Assembly of Washington Territory was discussed until 2 p. m., when the Nicaraguan canal bin was taken up but laid aside for the river and harlKJr appropriation bllL Which was'* then cousidered. Pending tho discussion of the river and harbor bill, the conference report on the trade dollar was presented and adopted. House.—The dependents* pension Wll with the President's veto, was reported back from the Invalid Pensions Committee. A request that the report bo printed and the subject postponed until Thursday brought forth a decision from the Chair that the report would first have to be read. The report was read and frequently applauded for its criticism of the I*resident’s veto. C^onukierauon was then post-poued until Thursday. The conference report on the trade dollar was agreed to. The sandry civil bill was considered until laljonmment. Washington, Feb. 21.—Senate.—Petitions were presented from Grand Army poets for the passage of the dependents’ pension bill over the President's veto; also petitions for prohibition in the District. Two veto messages on pension bills were received. A num-l>er of bills were introduced. Mr. Mitchell spoke by permission on river improvements in Oregon, and consumed the morning hour. The river and\harbor bill was taken up and passed, and a conference requested. The Nicaraugua Canal bill was passed —W to .5. A motion by Mr. Riddleberger to adjourn over Washington's Birthday was negatived—12 to 18—and at 6:06 p. m. the Senate ■went into executive session, and soon afterwards adjourned. House.—.\unanlmou* repoit was presented from the Committee on P*riiileges and Elections, contirming the right of Mr. Steele, of Indiana, to his seat. The con.'erence report on the repeal of the pre-emption and timber culture laws was discussed all day and a farther conference ordered. The daily hour for meeting w cs fixed at 11 a. m. for the balance of tho session, and at 5 p. m. the House adjourned. Washington, Feb. 22.—Se.nate—a reply was received to a resolution regarding tho cause for extra work in the Surgeon General’* oftlce. The communication was referred to tho Appropriations Committee to provide for an increase in force. Three veto pension mossuges were reticived. A communication was received from the Pension Office, denying that there was any discrimination against applicants who have gone before Congress for relief. A number of petitions for high liquor licenses and for the passage of the dependent pension bill were introduced. An adverse report w aa made on Beck's bill to issue coin certificates in lieu of all other forms of paper currency. Mr. Sherman's resignation as President pro torn, was presented and went over. Tlie Military Academy appropriation bill ■was taken up and passed after the District appropriation bill had been agreed to. The bill to ,.reatc the Denartment of Agriculture w as opposed by the resolution to investigate the Union Patlftc, and the former given precedence. Aftc’- discussion the agricultural bill went over as unfinished business. The sundry civil bill amendments were disagreed to In bulk, and conferees apixiinted. At 6 p. m. the Senate went into executive session and at 5:80 p. m. adjourned. House.—The President’s veto of a pension fiJill for the relief of John W. Farris was sus-] tained—l.%2to93; not two-third*. The sundry civil appropriation bill was passed, and th« ixist-oftlce appropriation bill taken up. At 3 p. m, eulogies of the late Senator Pike were delivered until adjournment, at 4:80 p. m. Washington, Feb. ‘23.—Senate.—Petition* were presented for the passage of the dependents pension bill. The bill creating the Department of Agriculture and Labor was taken up and passed, with an amendment transferring the Weather Bureau to the new department. A pension bill, oq the ciso of Thos. Hopkins, of Maine, was passed ove: ‘be President's veto, 55 to 6, aod at 5:50 p. ip. the Senate adjourned. House — immediate consideration was refused the Eads ship ra...*'ay bill, and it was referred to the Committee on Commerce. The river and harbor bill, with amendment*, was also refused consideration and referred- The House substitute for the Senate Canadian fisheries retal“itlon bill was taken up and finally passed, 252 to 1. The post jfUce appropriation bill wa* considered in committee of the whole, and pending a vote the House, at 5:50 p. m., adjourned. V’^ASHiNGTON, Feb. 24.—Senate—The Canadian non-intercourse bill passed by the House was received and non-concurred in. A resolution was reiKirted declaring Mr. Ingalls President pro tem. to succeed Mr. Sherman. It was agreed to take the Union Paoiflo investigation up to-monow. The calendar was taken up and several House bills passed. The pleuropneumonia bill wa* discussed until 7:25, when the Senate adjourned. HOUSE.—Three pension vetoes were received. Conferences were appointed on the sundry civil bill. Senate amendments to the Military Academy bill were concurred in. The report from the Committee on Elections was adopted confirming the right of Mr. Steele, of Indiana, to his seat. The District of Columbia appropriation bill amendments were non-concurred in and tho post-o*noe appropriation bill taken up. The subsidy clause was non-concurred In. The vetoed dependents' pension ibill.was considered, and after three hours debate it failed to get the necessary two-third* vote, the roll-call showing yeas 175, nay* 125. Tte naval anpropriatioa hlli was called up Did They Kill Bowman? St. Louis, Feb. 34.—If the statementa made by several persons in regard to the murder of ex-Mayr** .Bowman can be proved, George W. Voice and Patrick O’Neal, the two East St. Lonis police officers, now under arrest, charged with having committed the cr.ime, will doubtless be convicted. One witness says that on the evening of the raun^r he overheard the two officSersvootiversixig about the crime One was heard to say to the otheii “That was a pretty job, wasn’t itf Caught him right behind the ear. A clean job.” —Miss Hattie Morgan, who lives on State street, near Polk, went to the letter-box to mail a missive. When she turned to go home again she found the letter still in her iiRad. She • had dropped her pocket-book in the box. A policeman was detailed by Lieutenant Arch to watch the box, but when the earner .emptied it he declined to deliver the wallet, pleading his obligation to carry the contents intact ^ 'the post-oflice. Miss Morgan was notified and later recovered her purse.—ChL Afail. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. OoiiUMBUs, Feb. 17.—Sbhatk—Bill* were passed as follows: Amending the Dairy and Food Commissioner act so aa to provide tat three chemists, one each in Cleveland, Cincln tiati and Columbus, and giving the Commissioner and assistants more power; amending and revising the mechanic's lien law. Mr. Gey fter’s House bill to abandon the canal and reservoir In Paulding County was laid on the table. Mr. Albaugh’s House bill providing for township board* of education was lost on passage and reconsidered. House.—’The House reconsidered the vote whereby Senaitor CTNetH’s hill was passed providing for the punishment of obtaining registry or transfer in any herd-book by fraudulent rep resentation. The following bills were i>assed; Providing for the abandonment and sele of the 'Wabash and Erie Canal and Six-Mile Reservoii in Paulding County; providing complete and correct records, entries and surveys of the Virginia Military District for the Auditor ol State's office. Columbus, Feb. 18.—Senate.-Bills passed; Dividing the Hamilton County road fund between the county and city of Cincinnati; authorizing Springfield to issue bonds and erect a city hall; granting power to probate courts to grant injunctions; regulating the awarding of contracts by the Cincinnati board of public affairs; requiring employers of minors to keep a record of their ages; defining the fees of the sheriffs for boarding prisoners. Bills introduced: Giving boards of education power to compel the attendance of pupils; providing for the election of a president of Adlebert College. House.—The bill providing for State supervision of banks was lost and reconsidered. The canal appropriation bill was postponed until Wednesday. Bill introduced:    Authorizing the sale of property on petition of heirs; authorizing the Cincinnati board of elections to purchase and control ballot-boxes; authorizing Fostoria to issue bonds for boring and laying natural gras pipes. COLUMBUS. Feb. 1».—Senatb.—Bills introduced: Forbidding the Governor to fill the office of Lleutenant-Oovemor; authorizing Put-ln-Bay to build a town hall. House.—Bills introduced: Authorizing the Commissioners of Licking County to transfer funds; increasing the power* of the Labor Statistician; allowing justices of the peace pay for assisting county clerks in canvassing votes; amending the tax laws;'requiring the Board of State Charities to approve plans for jails; providing for the enforcement of liens in certain cases; to index judgments: allowing maple syrup lablcs to be made in writing. A number of local bills were passed. A resolution was offered providing for pensions for the widows and children of indigent soldiers. COLUMDUS, Feb. 21.—Senate—Mr. Meredith, Senator Schmeider's successor, was sworn in. Bill introduced: Amending tho railroad colorblind law so as to confine the examination to red, white, green and blue. House—A number of petitions were presented asking that the effects of alcohol be taught in the public schools. Bills introduced: Shortening the time for killing quail fifteen days; providing the same penalty for attempting to vote illegally as for doing so; requiring children's homes to be maintained in every county; making partial appropriations. Columbus, Feb. 22.—Senate.-Bills passed: Regulating the laying of natural gas pipes; amending the indigent soldiers act; providing for payment of the matured debt of the State; increasing the levy for indigent soldiers; changing the name of South Toledo to Maumee. Bills Introduced':    Amending the electric light law; providing for the lq.spection of beef; requiring stock books to be kept open for publlo Inspection; relating to the residence of infirmary inmates; codifying workhouse laws; providing for the succession to-the office of Governor; creating a Board of Debt Commissionera In Cincinnati. House.—A number of local bills were read the second time and referred. Bill introduced: Providing the manner for conducting contests for Presidential electors. The general appropriation bill wu* considered, but without coming to a vote. Mr. Barrett reported back his resolution asking Congress to pass the dependent soldiers’ pension bill over the President's veto. On a motion to consider the resolution at once, the Democrats demanded the yeas and nays on the suspension of the rules, which resulted— yea» 41, nays 30. The Republicans voted yea and the Democrats nay. The rules were not suspended. COLUMBUS, Feb. 23.—Senate.—Bills passed: Creating trustees for firemen's relief funds; authorizing the formation of fidelity and guarantee insurance companies; providing for speedy trials of misdem^nor cases; amending Section 9 of the Dow/Taw so that where villages have na police/fund the tax shall go’ to the general fund; providing for the constnio-tion of trunk sewers for Cincinnati. HoU8E.—Bills introduced: Providing a polics Judge for Columbus;! authorizing county com ro.issionprs to condemn material for approaches to bridges; allowing tl0,000 damages to two cit-Izeus of Mercer County. The general appropriation bill was considered all day without coming to a vote. Bex. j. Ricking, a well-known Cincinnati grocer, was shot and killed bj‘ Henry Mersman, a worthless character, who was ordered from the apartment house in which Ricking resided. Wm. Weik, of Springfield, has lost three children by diphtheria, and two others on the. 23d were dangerously ill. A monument to the late General James B. Btecdman is to be unveiled at Toledo May 36. General J.C. Smith, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, will deliver the oration. Accordix'o to a report by the Ohio Btate Board of Health, acute bronchitis is the prevailing disease. But one case of smallpox is reported, and that in Cincinnati, imported from New York.    * The Ohio State Woman Suffrage Association is making preparations for a grand convention in Cleveland in May. Evert post-office in Belmont County is now occupied by a Democrat. Jzs. B. Ryan took charge of the St. Clairsville post-office on the ‘23d, and for the first time in twenty-five years tho mail was handed out by a Democrat. The startling report reached Canton on the *2‘2d that graveyard ghouls have been at work south of the city, and that one, if not more bodies, had been snatched. A few days ago, Amos Zerbe, a well-known citizen and business man of Canton, died and his body was interred in a cemetery just outside the southern city limits. The sexton saw some suspicious looking characters hanging around the cemetery after the interment, and on the 31»t noticed that tlie earth over the newly made grave of Zerbe had sunk a great deal lower than is usual, and, becoming alarmed, he dug to the coffin, opened it and found it empty, the body having been removed. It is supposed that the body was shipped to Cleveland. Governor Foraker issued a pardon to H,erbert Damsel, a Belmont County convict, convicted of rape at the April term of court, 18S6, aod sentenced to four yegrs. The Governor says in regard to his pardon: “The facts that have come to light and been established since this prisoner was convicted, show that the crime, was commit .■ ted only technically, if at all.” ' Every man' in Barnesville, with the exception of three, has signed the petition for pardon, and the reason indidated. A PLEA of guilty to a charge of mayhem has landed John Ross, of Lima, in the penitentiary for a year. GOODS 5 ^ i . on Ju . i SHERIFF^S SALE ATÍ. FimiiRoiiK i Jitciavs i j i    '    ' At less than 1-2 and 1-4 and 1-lOth oí value, must be positively J t i    sold    'Within    80    days    ^-egardless    of    cost. 13 13^ U 16 13 $6 SI 75 50 75 SI 85 SI su SI 50 65 SI 50 25 40 25 25 25 10 20 25 40 75 40 5 Hi 25 75 SI Boys’ Suits for SI 49. Boys’ Suits for SI 78. Boys’ Suits for S2 38. Boys* Suits for $3 19. Boys’ Suits for $3 98. Overcoats for SI 98. Overcoats for S3. Ladies’ Hats for 5c. Cent .Children’s Hats for 5c. Cent Fealher Trimming, 19c. Cent Feather Trimming, 29c. Feather Trimming for 39c. Cent Chenille Fringe for 39c. Chenille Fringe lor 79c. Plush Muffs for 25c. Plush Muffs for 39c. Fur Muffs 49c. Cenf Unlaundried Shirts, 87c. Cent Unlaundried Shirts, 47c. ünlaundriod Shirts for 65c. Cent Suspenders for 19c. Cent Gloves for 5c. Cent Gloves for 10c. Cent Buttons for 5c. Cent Buttons, and 40c for 9Jc. Cent Ornaments for Ic. Rem’ts of Erabroider^^ Cheap, Shop-worn Sheets, Pillow cases, Lace Bed-Spreads, etc cheap. Remnants of Ribbons and Laces very cheap. Cent Black and Co’ld Laces, Ic Yds Black Braid Binding, 3c. Ct Bead Gimp Trimming, 2^c. Cent Gimp Trimming, 5o. Ct Bead Gimp Trimming, 10c. Wrappers, 75c, $1 50 for $1. Ct Colored Silk Fringes, Ic. Cent Ottoman Ribbon Ic. Winter Skirts for 69c. 10,000 yards of Silk Crepe Lisse Ruching. every style, costing from from 25 to 85c a yard, your choice for 15c. Ct Children’s Wool Hose, 10c Ct Children’s Cashmere “ 39c. and 81 50 Children’s Cashmere Dresses go for 69 aud 98c. Bargains innumberable. 33 é6 312 315 318 320 315 320 345 330 345 él2 35i 38 312 310 37 311 34 36 37 39 3Í^ 34 36 32 31J 33 31 25 35 75 Newmarkets for 50c. Newmarkets for 32 50* Kewmarkets for 33 75, Newmarkets for 35 75. Newmarkecs for 37 50. Newmarkets for 39 75. Plush Wraps for 35. Plush Wraps for 39 75. Plush Wraps for $19. Plush Cloaks for 319 75. Plush Cloaks for 325. Jackets for $1 95. Boucle Jackets 33 19. Boncle Jackets 34 95. Garnet and Black Combination imported Boucle Jackets 35. Bronze Braided Imported Jersey Jackets, very fine, 32 95. Black and Brown Fur Trimmed Boucle Short Wraps 3395 Feather-Trimmed Wraps, $5. Misses’ Newmarket for 31 95. Misses’ Newmarkets for 32 75 Misses’ Newmarkets for 33 75. Misses’ Newmarkets for 34 75. Havelocks for 65a. Havelocks for 31 95. Havelocks for 32 75. Blue and Black or Tan and Blk Fine Boucle Jerseys 31 19 Boucle Jerseys for 98c. Fancy Braided Jerseys 31 25. Dollar Children’s Jerseys, 26c-Lot of Children’s Spring Cloaks and Havelocks, costing from 33 to 35 slightly shopworn, choice, 95o. Ct Men’s Scarfs and Bows, 10c Ct “ Fancy Satin Scarfs 19o Cent Fancy Satin Scarfs, 35c. All tho ladies’ and gents’ winter underwear at far less than half price. Men’s knitted jackets at one-third of cost. All our silk, satin, cashmere, and novelty ladies’ suits and drosses, costing from 315 to 330, will be closed out for 37 50 each. No house in the Y.^orld can offer such bargains as can be had at ' 437,439,441 AND 443 MAIN STREET. HEHRV B. imTHTTlSr, (Successor to J. B. Bnunxner 6c Co.) MERCHANT TAILOR, Pants $3.50 up. Suits from $15 to $75. RBm-SAOE CLOTBim OOMStAITlif W SiSD. 424 MAIN STREET, NEAR SIXTH.■aSá.

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