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American Catholic Tribune (Newspaper) - March 18, 1887, Cincinnati, OhioAmerican Catholic Tribune.ApproTed by His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop ot Baltimore, Md., the Most Rey. Archbishops of Oinoinnati, and Philadelphia, the Rt. Rev. Bishops of Covington, Ky., Columbus, 0., Richmond, Va., Vincennes, Ind., and Wilmingfon, Del. VOL. III.CINCINNATI, 0., FRIDAY MARCH 18. 1887. NO. 17. CURRENT TOPICS. Thb population of Austin. Texas, is now 27,093. Kaksas Citt is building a $400,000 opera house. Mb-s. Logaíí is pested by many begging letters. A RETURK of the untidy dragging skirts is threatened. Sponges have been discovered in the lake of Chautauqua. Some Georgians get 300 bushels of sweet potatoes out of an acre. Mrs. Dri'se refused to take off her bustle before going to the gallows. The antlers of 250 elk were shipped froa Oregon to England last year. Sam. Joxes preached twice at Toronto, recently, making $2,000 thereby. A “MOTHER of triplets” writes to Mra Hendricks for money to buy a cow. No Man’s Land, Kas., and the State ol Connecticut are about the same size. Judge Masset, of Douglassville, Oa., killed eleven partridges at one shot. The three Cole brothers, of Harrison, Ga., have their hearts on the right side. It would be well if exi>erts were to examine railroad bridges ixr/ore the accidents. A WELL at Yakutsk, Siberia, has been estimated to be frozen to a depth of 612 feet. Theodore Tiltok is living in Paris and devoting himself in part to literary pursuits. Alleged corruption in the municipal affairs of Brooklyn is being investigated. The King of Italy now has a whole Pullman car to himself when he want* to travel. A TWENTT-EIGHT-TOED Cat, with OnC ycl-low' and one green eye, is exhibited in New Haven. To maiktain j>eace for the next seven years Germany is to have an army of 468,-409 men. Mrs. Batahd Taylor and her daughter Lillian have returned to Germany to reside permanently. Jeefersok Davis says be is too old to travel, and never expects to be in Washington again. The Empress of Austria is said to have literary ambitions and is intending to publish a book soon. Ax apple tree over 100 years old and four and a half feet in diameter, has been cut down in Lyme, Conn. Thirteen of the noted twenty passes of the Rocky Mountains are more than 10,000 feet above the sea leveL Work on the steam cruisers, Boston, Atlanta and Chicago, has been suspended for lack of appropriation. Since the adjournment of Congress a marble bust of John C. Calhoun has boen placed in the Senate gallery. Cardinal Manning has heartily indorsed the policy advocated by Cardinal Gibbons toward the Knights of Labor. Mamib Devall, notorious courtesan of Indiana and Tennessee, will reform since she has been left a large fortune. Thb Louisville and Nashville will build this year 134 miles of new railroad, of which 104 miles will be in Kentucky. A VILLAGE, suburban to Atlanta, Ga., and to be exclusively for colored people, has been laid out and is to be incorporated. Charles H. Heiser. an umbrella mender in Pittsburgh, has inherited a fortune of $75,000 from a cousin who died in Australia. The President has given his check for $100 to the fund for the erection of a monument to the late Vice-President Hendricks. The inventor of the rei>eatiag-rifle recently adopted for the Austrain army has been decorated by Emperor Francis Joseph. The name Dakota is a corruption of “Pa-ha-sota,” meaning many heads—the crani-ums of buffaloes being scattered thick on all the trails. A South Carolina mother has a record of seventeen children in nine years. The first was a solitary voyager. The others came in pairs. It costp the Government for each United States Senator    a year salary and $5,307 a year additional for attendants and incidental expenses. The President, treasurer and counsellor of the “British-American Claim Agency,” were arrested in New York, a few days ago, charged with fraud. At Detroit, Mich., Fred Frisbee said to his landlady:    “If    you    insist on me paying my board bill I wili kill myself.” She insisted. He shot himself. The widow of Garibaldi lives in a quiet street of Turin, the walls of her little parlor covered with flag*, medals and other mementoes of the dead hero. An inmate of the Middletown (N. Y.) Asylum is worth $500,iXX). He became insane over religion, and imagines he is President of the United Stales. Mr- Connery, the new secretary of legation to Mexico, will leave for his post about the last of this month. Mr. Connery will collect the data for a history of Mex-• ico. Joseph Carter, of Recklesstown, N, J., recently butchered thirty remarkably fine hogs. The lightest weighed 695 pounds the heaviest 875; and the total weight was Í21.384 pounds. James Taylor, while digging a w'ell on his farm near Excelsior, Wis., found In a bed of gravel twenty feet below the surface a lot of beautiful amethysts and one very large and valuable ruby. People who buy fancy candy and find it to be very sticky may lay this flattering unctuousness to their souls, namely: That they are eating glucose, which is the output of cornstarch and sulphuric acid. On one of the principal street* of Thom-astom Ga, the same room is occupied by a physlcan and shoemaker—the physician’s office being in front and the shoemaker^s shop in the rear. Over the door is chalked the iign:    “WÍ    repair    both    *ole    and body.” ' Mrs. MakÍon Todd is a auccessful lawyer in Albion, Mich. Her first case was for a railroad conductor against a rich corporation, and she won it. She is now prosecuting a $25,000 damage suit against the Central Pacific railroad. A colored man at Americus, Oa., was arrested on a charge of burglary preferred by a neighbor and taken before a mag-tstrate for trial. The accusing neighbor was excused from court to hunt up some witnesses by whom he proposed to provs the crime. For two hour* the court awaited his return, enly to find that he he^ •loped with the defendant*» wife. UST GUN áT APPOMáTOX. Colortd Troops in the Struggle For Liberty—A Detailed Account of Their Presence and Participation in Closing Scenes of the Bebel-lion—The Boston •*Advocate Corrected— The Amerioan Catholic Tribune Sustained- It will be remembered by our readers that we said in a former issue of this paper that the colored man fired the last gun at Appomatox, We have in course of preparation a review of a book—“The Negro in the Rebellion”—which is or should be in every library in the United States. As it requires some time to search the records, we have not been able as yet to present this review to the public, we have delayed answering several articles iisputing the statement that the Negro •lid fire the lust gun in that memorable battle. The able AdvocaU, published in the historical village of Boston, took up the matter and handled in a manner that provoked a lengthy letter from Mr. Edwin Jourdian, Boston University School of of Law to the New Y’^ork Freenxan. In this edition we give the whole matter, comment and letter. In a recent issue of the American Catholic Ttibdne, wserting that a colored man fired the last gun. at the Appomattox, we jokingly called upon the Trib-ONE for a “dose of proof,” and this is the way we were answered :—Boston Advocate. “Our authority is one of General Sheridan's staff, now a resident of Boston, Hunt him up If you can’t find him there Hsk Mr, Lewis Hayden for his address.— American Catholic Tribune. The whole truth is, Brother Rudd, that the colored troops in the Army of the .Tames constituted the 18th corps. A re->rganization of array corps took place the latler part of the year of ’64. Under the (icw’ assignments the 25th corps were created, and General Geodfrey Weitzel was placed in command. This corps was in pK)sition on the right bank of the James, and at the fall of Richmond were the first lo enter the city, and they remained in occupation. These constituted the bulk of ••olored soldiers in Grant's army, with the exception of those divisions attached to the lOth corps, under General Terry in North Carolina. General Sheridan had command of the cavalry forces, of whom none were colored. A part of the fifth army corps were was also well up in support; ihese were also white troops. No colored troops were engaged in tf>e final struggle, and none were immediately present at the surrender of Appomatbtx. Then how could they have fired the last shot ? YVe are by no means discrediting the everlasting fame made by the brave colored troops during the rebellion, but we certainly do not care for empty honors. The colored soldiers do not usk for it.—Boston Advocate. Mr. Jourdain to the’new york free MAN : An editorial appeared in the Boston Advocate of Feb. 26th, denying that the colored troops fired the last gun at Appomattox, or that they were there at all. The Advocate asserts that they “are by no means discrediting the everlasting fame made by the colored troops in the rebellion. ’ Now they are deliberately discrediting the fame of our colored heroes in the closing scenes around Appomatox; and, in our estimation, are inexcusably culpable for making such an erroneous and unwarranted statement, with ample facilities at hand to ascertain the truth in the matter. The colored man has been the Alpha and Omega of this country’s struggle for liberty. The first blood shed in the Revolution, the first martyr to the cause of freedom was Crispus Attacks, a Negro, who w’ith four companions sealed his devotion to liberty with his life in the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770. “From this moment,’ says Daniel Webster, “we may date the severance of the British Enipire;” and from this moment we may date the commencement of that mighty and finally sanguinary contest for American liberty, (and now I use the phrase in the fullest, highest sense, regardless of race or color), which was to find its consummation ninety-five years later in that final victorious charge of the black phlanx at Appomatox, April 9, 1865. Crispus Attacks—Appomattox. How they rhyme! By reference to the Statistical Record of the Armies of the United States compiled by Lieut. Chas. C. L. Totten, L^. S. A., we fiud that the army of the James consisted in the latter part of '62 of the 10th and 18tb army corps (mixed colored and white brigades) and cavalry under command of Gen. Butler. On Dec. 3, 1864, these corps were discontinued, and the colored troops of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina were organized into a corps and denominated the 25th Army Corps, Major-Gen Weitzel in command; discontinued Jan. 6, 1866. On the same date the white troops of tbe 10th and 18th Corps were constituted into the 24 Army Corps Major Gen. E. 0.*C. Ord commanding. On April 8 and 9 wo find the troops engaged at Appomattox to have been the 24th Corps, one division of 25th Corps (colored) and Sheridan’s Cavalry, The Advocate also says none of the cavalry were colored. The 1st Brigade (Col. Robt. West) of McKenzie’s Army of James Cavalry was present and was colored, and did some hard fighting. The colored troops present were 2d Division of the 25th Corps, formerely commanded by General Birney. It consisted of three brigades of several regiments each. Now how did this division of colored troops happen to be at App<*mattox and thus share in the fadeless glory of being in at the,death of the Confederacy ? After the rebel defeat at Five Forks and the fall of Petersburg, Weitzel, who was in front with the 25th Corps was ordered to take Richmond as soon as the enemy evacuated. Grant held one division of this famous corps in reserve, and on finding that Richmond was occupied without resistance, hurried this diviison forward lo join in the pursuit of Lee’s shattered and flying forces. They were in the fights at Salem Creek, Farmville, etc., where for the first time Lee’s army met the army under Grant in open field, and where occurred some of the most desperate fighting of the war. The rebels closely environed and brought to bay, fought like demons, but to no avail. Major-General Ord, wit tbe 24th Corps of this division of colored troops, was at Prince Edward, when Grant ordered him to push forward, out march Lee’s army and join Sheridan, who was in fnintof Lee ready to intercept him. Now came the raca for íife or death of the Confederacy. Lee was straining every nerve to reach Johnson and unite their forces ; Grant must prevent this and bring rebellion to and end. Ord’s troops had been fighting and marching for about six consecutive days, but he immediately got into line and marched them from daylight on April 8 to daylight on April 9, only allowing them three hour’s rest. It was a fearful march, yet they did it. Meanwhile Sheridan, according to arrangement, had attacked Lee’s front to gain time for Ord to come up. Gibbon’s artillery opened on the ConftKierates, but still on they came. It was Longstreet’s command, the flower qf the Southern army, and they pressed on exultingly, forcing back Sheridan’s dismounted troopers, and anticipating an easy victory, little dreaming that any of Grant’s infantry could have outstretched them and gain their front. Sheridan, restless and anxious, sent back, urging Ord to hasten forward ; his troops cannot longer stand before the advance of the desperate army of Lee. Ord appeared in the dusty distance, his troops enter the woods; with scarce time to breathe they reform, and just as Gen. Gordon and his Tigers, flushed with victory and yelling like demons, dashed forward to annihilate Sheridan, they crnergo from the woods. Sheridan s battalions gladly seek a refuge in their rear, and the O^nfederates are confronted, not by a weak line of dismounted cavalrymen, but three solid columns of infantry, veritable walls of bristling steel. In heavy phalanx, with ringing cheers, the boys in blue, black and white move forward. The effect is magical ; it is as though a bolt from the clear heavens had struck the Confederates. They forget to fire, “their line rolls hack, wavering and staggering with the certainty that they were doomed.” Ord's three columns move forward now at double quick, they cover the valley and all adjacent hills; while Sheridan’s remounted troopers sw’ung around the rebel rear and prepared to charge. Hemmed in on ail sides. Grant advancing with all his forces, a moment more and the remnant of Lee’s array will be swept from the earth. But a white flag appears, Lee asks for cessation of hostilities, and the war for the Union is at an end. On April 9 Lee surrenders his army and on the I2th the Army of the Potomac and Army of the James received the formal surrender of the Army of "Virginia and delivering of arms, etc. Thus nobly did the colored troops perform their part in the thrilling closing act of rebellion and the destruction of slavery. On the 26 of May, 1805, Kirby Smith surrendered the last organized Confederate force, and the very last battle between organized Confederate and Federal forces was an engagement between the 62d U. S. troops (colored) and the rebels at Palmetto Ranch, Texas, on Mrfy 13, 1865. I have heard Gen. Black-mar (a member of Sheridan’s staff) state that when ho saw those “black boys in blue” coining up in such gallant style to the relief of tl:e hard pressed and nearly surrounded cavalry ut Appomattox, he could have hugged them for joy and gratitude ; and he said he never saw men go into a<'tion in cooler and better form. effective strength or “The following table prepared by Lieut. Chas. A. L. Totten, V. S. A., will assist to a conception of the number of efl’ective men in every thousand of mean aggregate strength DEBTS OF NATIONS. Troops. Absent. i____ i>ick in Hospital. Total. Effective atronght per 1,000Regulars. ~22G ' 64 290 710Y'olunteers 26.7 89 354 646YVhite, 264 86 350 6.50Colored. 1 158 46 204 796Mixed. J 258 80 338 662The above table speaks for itself, and shows on its face the superiority of the colored troops. And in conclusion I would say to the editors of the Advocate, for the sake of our struggling race, for your own sake, never detract from a colored mans's merit without positive proof that ho does not deserve such merit. Edwin B. Jourdain. Boston University School of Law, Feb. 28. Now if our esteemed contemporory in ^ho “Hub” of American history will lay aside its succulent quid of tobac—no wax, and chew a little while on this, it will be better able to staqd the dose our medicine man is concocting for it. CiiARLKflTON, YV, Va,.March 15.—The American Catholic Tribune the leading colored paper of the United States, for sale at Palace Barber Shop, Capital street. Charleston is the muddiest city on the face of the earth. It is a crying disgrace and the city fathers should be condemned bj" the tax-payers for this negligence. Mr. YY". II. Cooper, the genial tonso-rialist and foreman of the Palace, paid Gallopolis, Ohio a visit last Sunday. Mrs. J. F. John.son was on the sick list last week. Mrs. Carolina Turner of Gallipolis is visiting her sick daughter, Yirs. J. F. Johnson at Mrs. Dandridge on McFarland street. Mr. Albert Parson after a severe illeess is able to be about again. Mrs. John Ware left for New Mexico last Friday. Mr. Chas. Brown is on tne sick list. Dame rumor says, that there was a shooting scrap a few evenings since, alas I it was a bloodless affair. It is rumored that YValter YV^hite, late of White Bro will start a barber shop in Popp’s old stand 10 Sumner street. Mrs. Shelton of Pomeroy, O., is visiting Mrs. I. M. Hazzlegood. The Odd Fellows annual sermoa was largely attended at the rink last Sunday. Ellid, the daughter of Chas. Brown, Esq., was married to Mr. Thos. Hartwell last Sunday. May their journey through life be a one. Mr. J. M. Lanman is on the sick list. The colored laborers of this city have made a great mistake in erganiz-inga separate lodge of Knights of Labor. Sewing circles are booming in Charleston. Mr. Lanton of Huntington, is the oldest preacher in the State having been preaching for fifty years. Mr. Jonathan Smith will sosn move to Gallipols to educate his children as the facilities herp are very poor. The Tribune can always be found at Palace Barber Shop. J. >i. Lanman, Agent. Our Unole Sam Is Oompauratively WeU Off. Pour First - Class Powers Rxceed Her in Piling Up Indebtedness. Washington, March 16. -The worry that Is being indulged in just now by some people about the fact that our public debt is being paid faster than was anticipated when the loans were made, and the talk of buying in the bonds before they are due, lends interest to some facts about the National debt and its comparison with that of other nations. It is estimated that the close of this fiscal year will find the three per cent, bonds all paid up. There will then be left two lota of bonds yet to be paid to clear the National debt incurred by the war. One of these is a bunch of four-and-a half per cent, bonds that are payable on or after 1891, four years hence. These four-and-a-half per cent, represent two hundred and fifty million dollars. The other bunch of bonds outstanding amounts to seven hundred and thirty-seven million, bearing four per cent, interest and are not payable until 1907. These two lot of bonds will cover the entire interest-bearing debt of the country, after the few remaining three per cents, are paid off ninety days hence. There is also a debt of five hundred millions, bearing no interest, and composed mostly of greenbacks and gold and silver certificates, but as there is cash in the Treasury to nearly balance this debt, aud no prospect that these obligations will be presented for payment, this can scarcely be counted, as in reality, a part of the public debt. By the close of the present fiscal year, June 80, the public debt, “less cash in the treasury,” will be just about a round billion of dollars. This is a good deal of money, but a very small sum compared with the condition of the debt tw'enty-two years ago. Then the debt less the cash in the treasury w’as nearly threo billions. It was at that timo $78 per capita for the population of the country, and the annual interest W’as $4 29 i>er head; now the debt is only about twenty dollars per capita and the annual interest charge 84 cents per head. If we could go on paying off this debt at once, it would only take about ten years at the present rate of the surplus to wipe it out entirely. A debt of a billion dollars seems a good deal, yet it is a small one, not only compared with what we had twenty years ago, but also small compared with that of some of our neighbors of the world. There is Italy, for instance, her debt is two and one-fourth billions, and her per capita rate is $80 <jf her population. Russia’s debt is three and one-half billions, and the per capita $30. Great Britain’s debt is three and three-fourths billions dollars, making the per capita rate over $100 each of the population. The debt of France Is over six billions, or tUe? i*or capita of her population. Our heathen neighbors on the west, the much reviled Chinese, set a good example in this regard, as their debt amounts to about ten cents per capita of the population, w’hile Persia, in the far cast, has no debt.      •_ A Prehistoric Image. YVashington, * March 10.—The Easter Island image, secured by Lieutenant Stone, of the “Mohican,” for the Smithsonian Institute, is on its W’ay here. It is supposed to be prehistoric, and stands eight feet high, four feet w’ide and three feet thick. The carving is rough and unskillful. Images like the one obtained are scattered Wll over the island, many of them broken and thrpwn from their pedestals. The present ' inhabitants of the island know nothing about the origin of these images. Prohibition Amendment Voted Down. Springfield, III., March 16.—The galleries of House were crow’ded w’ilh spectators this morning to w’itness the action of the House upon the resolution to submit a prohibitory amendment at the next general election. The motion was lost by 78 nays to 65 yeas. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Extra Session Virginia Legislature. Richmond, March 16.—The Virginia Legislature is holding an extra session. The Governor’s message, sent to-day, recommends the appointment of a commission to consider the State debt, and recommends other measures. Engineer and Fireman Killed. Marietta, O., March 16.—The engine of a train on the Marietta, Columbus and Northern road jumped the track at Reddy Trestle, killing H. Lisle Vincent, engineer, and Albert Booth by, fireman, and injuring three others. Two Farmers Killed by Cars. St. Louis, March 16.—Robert Furnace and Jesse Jennings, two farmers, while crossing the railroad track about a mile from Nokomis, 111., in a wagon, last evening, w’ere struck by a train and instantly ''illed. “Bald Knobbers” Arrested. St. Louis, March 16.—Christian County, Mo., is greatly excited over the murder of Charles Green and YVilliam Eden by “Bald Knobbers,” an organized lawless gang. Thirteen of them have been arrested. Nova Scotia to'Vote on Secession. Halifax, N. S., March 16.—It is now’ reported that the Nova Scotia Government w’ill at an early day submit to popular votq the question of secession from the Dominion. The local Government was elected purely on the secession issue, and it feels that it must carry on the agptation unless it receives instructions to the contrary from the electorate,^____ A Noble Bequest. New York, March 16.—Jose Sevilla, of Lima, Peru, has left $500,000 for the establishment in New York of an institution for the education of poor girls. A New Construction of the Law. Pittsburgh, March 16.— The Pennsylvania Railroad Company has construed the inter-State commerce law to prohibit the issuance of free passes for traffic or travel from one State to another, but not to prohibit it within the State lines. The road will act accordingly. Mexican Veteran Hangs Himself. Columbia, 8. C., March 16.—"Wm. Paxton, of Lancaster County, a veteran of the Mexican war, despairing of receiving a pension, committed suicide to-day by hanging UimeelX    ^ bouse, Columbus, March 9.—Senate—Bill* passeAt S. B. Commissioners of Montgomery County to build a bridge across Mad river; H. B. aa* thorizing Paulding school district to issue H,-600 bonds for school purposes; H. B. appropriating $100,000 for the Soldiers’ Home at Sandusky; H. B. authorizing Mansfield Township, Richr land County, to issue $40,000 in bonds to build a memorial hall and library. House—Bills passed: S. B. for the construo-tlon of trunk sewers in Cincinnati; S. B. for ths construction of city hall In Cincinnati; H. B. regulating the reorganization of railr*>ad com-panles and for the protection of comman stockholders of railways (Connotton Valley); S. B. for the sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway; S. B. amending the pharmacy law so as to facilitate prosecutions and convictions for violation* of the same; S. B. amending Section 4013 so as to prevent children in district and county homes from attending district schools; S. B. authorizing county commissioners to levy moro than three-tenths of a mill for the relief of indigent soldiers and those dependent upon them. Columbus, March 10.—Senate—Bills passed: S. B., providing for using horse car lines, also, for cable lines; H. B., judges and clerks of elections to receive two dollars per day; H. B., Ad> ams County to purchase a turnpike; H. B., Clermont County to build a free turnpike; H. B. Ross County to construct a free turnpike; H. B., extending b.,e provisions of the epizootia law to all animals. Bills introduced: Creating hoard of education in Cincinnati consisting oi six electors; board of managers of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home to employ one of theii number to superintend the erection of the building; for the purchase of new engines for the Cincinnati water-works; not over thirty-threa per cent, of the taxable value of property to b« assessed for ditch purposes. House—Bills passed—S. B., Pensioning disabled firemen in Toledo, Akron, Zanesville and other cities of the latter class; S. B., authorizing cemetery trustees to receive donations; S. B.,reducing the numberof peremptory challenges for jurors in murder cases from twenty-three t« sixteen; H. B., changing the name of the Ohia State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to Ohio Humaue Society, and to furthei define the scope of the society.Resolutions adopted—Giving the Board of Control of the Agricultural Experiment Station full control of the $15,000 appropriated by the General Government. COLUMBUS, March 11.—Senate.—Bills passed; H. B., changing the insane asylum districts and creating a district for the Toledo Asylum; H. B., amending Section 6002 by attaching a penalty to conveying anything into the penitentiary that will aid prisoners to escape; S. B., to amend Section 2926 by authorizing boards of elections to change election precincts without requiring additional legislation; S. B., to provide for the better inspection of beef intended foi human food in Cincinnati and Cleveland; S. B., authorizing county commissioners to fill vacancies in the office of sheriff and doing away with tbe succession of coroner; S. B., to provide for the appointment by courts of record of trustees to receive, hold and manage funds belonging to unknown non-resident parties, and for the protection of those who pay to such trustees; S. B., fixing the fees for the collection of the Dow tax. Bills introduced: To define the legal residence of inmates of county infirmaries; defining rates for transferring freight from one depot to another. House.-Bills passed: H. B., to except the law passed lust winter from operations of Seo-t.uu winch pi-uvents any street improvement being made where the assessment exoeeds twenty-five per cent, of the valuation; to do away with proxies at primary elections; amending the game and fish laws; to exempt G. A. R. property from taxation; for non-partisan library board in Dayton. A bill to refund Scott law tax was defeated. Columbus, March 12.—Senate—A number of local bills were passed. Adjourned to 4 p. m. Monday. House—Three local bills were introduced and reports of committees heard. Recess until5i:30 p. m. Monday. COLUMBUS, March 14.—Senate.—The following bills were passed: Authorizing Delaware to contract for water-works; fixing the salaries of members of the fire department in Cleveland. The following bills were introduced; Authorizing the commissioners of Washington County to straighten and change roads; authorizing the bringing of suits against the county commissioners in counties having a city of the first-class for property destroyed by violence of mobs. House—The following bills Introduced: Providing for keeping a record of criminals; pi-o-vldlng for the construction of another turnpike In Clermont County. The following bills passed: Giving the city council of Columbus control of the sanitary police; authorizing the oommis-sloners of Ross County to build a bridge; to improve the Harrison and Elizabethtown road in Hamilton County; changing the number of detectives in Cincinnati and increasing the pay ol certain officers of the police force; giving county commissioners power to copdemn property to build approaches to bridges; authorizing county commissioners to receive bequests for educational purposes; correcting an error In the law creating three election precincts in Cole-rain township. COLUMBU3, March 15.—Senate—Bills passed: S. B., limiting the powers of penitentiary mansb-gcrs so as to confine the paroling of prisoners to first convictions and Intermediate'sentences; H. B., making general appropriations; S. B., Sinking Fund Commissioners to borrow money and refund certain indebtedness; S. B., authorizing the State School Commissioners to appoint a board of examiners to consist of six members; S. B., Hamilton County to refund taxes paid twice. House.—Bills passed: H. B., to prevent the adulteration of vinegar; H. B., to amend Section 6925 so as to prevent strawboard and paper mills from emptying refuse into streams on which they have located without first filtering or purifying the same; H. B., to secure a fuller and better return of property for taxation, and to prevent omissions of [property from the duplícate; H. B., to increase the salary of the Circuit Court Judges in Hamilton County; H. B., to secure prompt payment of wages for oertaia employes twice each month. ^ - Buchtel College observatory has just received a full equipment of instruments for meteorological observations, and will become one of the thirty stations sending reports to the Ohio Meteorological Bureau. Observations will be taken at 7 a, m., 3 p. m., and 9 p. m., standard time, each day, and in time it is expected to issue a bulletin of local weather predictions for twenty-four hours ahead, on the plan of the Signal Service Bureau. The wife of Dr. Swander, of Findlay, has telegraphed an order for $1,100 to Sendae, Japan, for a lot upon which to build a missionary seminary for girls. The donor had noticed an appeal for that amount in the papers. At a meeting, of the Supreme Court a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial sketch of the life and public services of the late Judge Johnson. Between four and five hundred people participated in a circle fox hunt the othe? day, in Keene township, Coahooton County, Captains only were permitted to carry arms, Only three foxes were encircled in the final wind-up, one of which escaped. Governor Foraker has appointed Robert Mehaffey, of Allen County, to be a Trustee of the Institution for Feeble Minded Youth for the unexpirod term of M. A. Daugherty, deceased. Colonel Thorp’s portrait of the late President Garfield will be plao^d ro^imda of the AS EXPECTED! THE GREAT DISSOLUTION SALE OF FiriNBROCE i HRCHOW Has proved a success ; still there are thousands of buyers who have not taken advantage of this most extraordinary sacrifice sale of Cloaks and Notions. To them we will say, that we will continue the sale for a short time longer. You can buy of us a S40 Cloak for $19; a 330 Cloak for SI5 a 320 Cloak for 39 75 <fec. These are facts for the consideration of tliose who have not taken advantage of this great sale. 200 dozen 5-Button Scalloped Top Kid Q-loves, embroidered back only 49c, all sizes. % 37 50 Newmarkets for 33 75. 34 Jersey Jackets for 31 95. 38 to 310 Jackets, now 34 95. All our 8, 10,12 and 15c Embroidery now 5c. 36 to 38 Silk Spring Jr.ckets and Wraps, Lace and Fringe trimmed, now 32 95. A lot of Cashmere and Tricot Wraps suitable for elderly Ladies, cost from 38 to 310, now 34 95. 36 to 37 Misses’ Newmarkets now 32 50. 32 50 Hoys’ suits at 31 49. Ladies’ Boucle Jerseys 75c, worth $1 25. 33 Hoys’ Suits at 31 89. 33 75 Boys’ Suits at 32 50. 35 3-piece Suits at 33 50. Children’s Spring Cloaks, worth 33, now 75c. Gents’ Hemstitched Bordered Handkerchiefs 10c, worth 15 to 20c. Gonts’ Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs, extra size, only 5c, worth 12ic. 50c men’s Suspenders now 19c. All our 40 and 50c Regular-made Hosiery now 25c. All our 10, 15 and 20c Inserting now 5c. Embroiderd Skirting for 79c, wortli 31 25. Another lot of Embroidery Skirting at 97c worth 31 50. The best Shirt in the world for 47i»c double front and back. Ail our 25c and 35c Men’s [Scarfs now 15c. A better lot for 19c. All 31 and 31 25 Skirts now    69c, Lot of 25c Huttons    now 5c. Lot of 40c Buttons    now 9*c. Ladies’ Boucle    Jerseys    98c worth $1 50. Lace Caps, tucked, nice sizes, only 5c. Ladies’ Embroidered Vest front Jerseys, extra quality, only 32 19, former price 34 25. AH our 32 50, 33 and 33 50 Jerseys now 31 69. All our 3*2^50, 31 75 and 32 Jerseys now 31 19. 60 dozen extra quality Jerseyf, coat back, only 31 39, worth 32 25. All our 16, 18 and 20c Lvadies’ Hose now 10c. Lot of Men’s Socks at 9c, worth from 124 to 18c. Ladies* Solid Gold Rings for 49c. Babies* Solid Gold Rings for 19c. FAFEMBRICE i CO 437 to 443 ■jm: .a. IIV . HXSNRV B. IIVITIIUN (Successor to J. B. Brummer & Co.) MERCHANT TAILOR, Pants $3.50 iup. Suits from $15 to $75. REAST-HADE CLOTHINO CONSTAHTI.T ON BAND. 244 JUAIN STREET, NEAR SIXTH. CtRNEY a MEYERS, , USHIONIIU BUIIIBT, Straw Qoods, Flowers, Feathers, Velvets and Laces. 173 WEST TOURTH STREET.

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