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A WEEELY BESUtfE.
The tc4al population o U SUtes and Terri
tories, a osncially announced, Is 0,152,86.
mim mm MtyMkM
rVaxBelden, Ooml GarfUld" stepfather,
d aa Int County, Mich., last week.
Fifty thousand mark hara been subscribed
at BerliB (or fooadiag ft newspaper opposed to
Tlx number of failure in tb United State
in 1880 were 4.735 with liabilitiea aggregating
64,752,000 aa against 9f,U0,000 in 1379.
The Hoaft of BspfwaantatiTaa of Indiana haa
passed the bill to again aabmit to tba rotea of
tha people tba ooetitational amendment
4 Itaaj Calml- la
A railway accident oecuried at WakftJH
forkahire, England, in which seven peraona
, ana irom thirty to forty injured.
A atay of proeaadliig haa been granted in the
eaaaof OreentMd, the wife murderer, sentenced
the fourth time to be executed at l"tic, N. I.
A bill baa been introduced ic the Kew York
Legislator making the offense of wife-beating
punishable at the whipping-post. Tit for tat,
Hews fromeVie Pacific coast etatea that the
damage to the property in Oregon and Wash
ington Territory from floods is almost incal
culable. Tammany haa been reorganized and John
Kelly meje chairman. Mr. Kelly says he will
see to at that Tammany ne'er again combines
with any faction.
Sews from tba City of Mexico says that in
the HUts of Chihuahua the Indiana attacked
and killed fonr men, two women and a child,
and afterward murdered fonr shepherds and
wounded several others.
A nersasilssai .
The New York Coffee House Company baa
astabllsned stations on the street ear lines for
furnishing drivers and eondnotore with coffee
at two cent cup, In place of whisky.
Aa Ea-a1lalar Ameer ass i
Hon. Abel Hart, an ex-member of the Ohio
Legislature, haa been arrested in Knox County,
on the charge of receiving illegal pension fees.
He fare bail for bis appearance on February 1st.
lraMlaaj far Ik Traaipa.
The law in New Jersey, which compels con
staoles to arrest all tramps and imprison them
over night in Jail, where they are fed and
lodged comfortably, baa bad the effect to won
derfully increase the number of vagabonds in
Before tba Committee of the House of Rep
resentatives on the Inter-Oceanic Ship Canal,
Mr. Thompson, ex-Secretary of the Nary, haa
stated that, as a representative of the Panama
Canal Company, the project of the company
would not conflict with the Monroe doctrine.
Aa Aniaatar new as new
la a pond, near Nashville, Tenn., an alli
gator measuring four feet and three inches in
length, and weighing fourteen and one-half
pounds, waa found with hi head sticking up
through aa air bols in tha ice, where it waa
frosen fast It waa in ft dormant state. It is
sow on exhibition.
A Denver dispatch saya a stage waa attacked
eight miles east of Fort Cu minings by a band
of thirty-four robbers, supposed to be Indians,
and the passengers robbed. It is reported four
of them were killed. The mail bags were car
ried off. It is stated tha robbers are whites
disguised aa Indians,
HI Us as w Blera la Ike Weal.
Newa from Utah states that H has snowed
almost continually in that region since Christ
mas, resulting in numerous snowslides which
have destroyed a number of lives and eanaed
tha lose of a great deal of property. The
mining town of Alt is little leas than scat
cred mass of ruins. - - .
A Baea riski slalweea faSUaaa,
A Winnepeg, Minn., special says: "A Creek
Indian arrived at Birtle River from Cypres
Hills, on the international boundary, and re
ports that two weeks ago six half-breeds and
thirty Creaks were killed in an engagement
with the Binux. Forty lodges of half-breeds
had all their horses stolen. The Dominion po
lios were powerless to prevent the bloodshed.
va saftae axilla.
Three Den who attempted to rob grave near
Gaan, in Knox County, Ohio, met with a hor
rible obstacle. When nearing the coffin, they
struck a torpedo placed there to object to body
snatchers, which exploded, instantly killing one
of the party, named Dipper, and breaking the
leg of another. Tha third party, who waa keep
ing watch, succeeded in getting the wounded
man Into tha sleigh, taking flight and evading
laeeerSeS: Cattle Baraaa.
The great stock stable on the Elizabeth farm,
near Lancaster, Pa., and owned by O. Dawson
Coleman, of Lebanon, Pa., burned last week,
and in it perished the famous registered herd of
Jersey cattle, flfty-two in number. They were
all chained in their stalls, and when tha Are
waa discovered it had made such headway that
none of them eould be tared. Thoroughbred
dogs, goats and game chickens were also
burned. Many of tha cattle were highly val
ued, some of the bulls costing 93,000.
Twa alralee xVyaeaaa.
Two negroes, named Spearman and Fair, at
Prosperity S O (Newberry County) assaulted
Miss Bessie Worts, a young lady aged twenty
two years, and outraged b, after which 'hey
brutally murdered her The negroes were ar
rested on suspicion and confessed their guilt
A large body of men took them from Jail and
shot Hpearman on tba spot where tba crime was
committed. Fair mad bis escape, but was
shortly afterward captured and hanged. Miss
Wert waa said to be not only beautiful, but an
excellent young woman.
A Mrs. Wilson, in Philadelphia, who waa
dangeroualy burned by her clothing igniting
five weeks ago, by reason of recent surgical
operation, now recovering. Her husband
permitted ten pieces of flesh to be out from his
right arm, and transplanted on the back of his
wife, where she had been so horribly burned,
and which had refused to beaL Tha account
saya that during tha painful operation Mr. Wil
son sever moved ft muscle, but instead, told tba
doctors If It required tha whole arm to savs her
life, to cut it off and uss It.
Aa article la going the rounds of tha presa,
verr clearly written and seeming to be founded
on Revelation and tba measurement of the
nvramida In Egypt, which predicts that tha
world will eoma to an and at midnight, Novem
ber 12, 11. Superstitious people of course
will sive the prediction credence and worry
much about it, but our ablest astronomers
laugh at the matter, and say that thara la not
.i. an amsTjeet of the earth eoming in eon-
.uk anmet durins the present year, bnt
that such an event ia not likely to occur for
years to eoma.
Twa TaaasjLaate Ilea' .,
A special from Oirardvllle, Pa., In tha coal
regions, gives an account of terrible coasting
accident. In which two young ladies, who were
going down hill on a lied, were instantly killed.
Mas Mary Oardoff and Miss Honors Dough-
arty were invited to Join a coasting party.
During tba first trip, tha young man who had
control of the tied teeing his danger, rolled off
and escaped. Tba tied sped on and crashed
against telegraph pole. Miss Cordon" was
brained and bar face mashed to Jelly. Miss
Dougherty had her back broken and was other
wise shockingly mutilated.
Bin la Eaaiaaa.
News from England relates the occurrence
there of a terrible storm; doing much damage
to property and life. The Thames has over
flowed its banks, doing damage to the extent of
2,000,000. The snow storm haa been so great
that the only means for travel in London is by
underground railway. Vehicles do not attempt
to run. All the railroads leading out of tha
city are blockaded.
m ClaM mven Bala.
The first Chinese divorce suit aver brought
in California is up in the Court. "A pretty
Chinese woman," the telegram says, named As
Shoe, haa sued her husband Ah Bhang, now in
China, for divorce on grounds of desertion.
It is Intimated that the Chinaman haa been
paid to leave fur China so that the suit could be
brought and the woman sold to another hus
band. Weak mr Ike Wealera Avalaaekea.
News from Salt Lake saya that everybody haa
Jeft Alto but sixteen peraona. , A eaarpany haa
been organized at Salt Lake to go and rescue
the dead bodies. The storm has cleared up,
bnt it will be impossible to repair the damages
to the mines and railroad shed before spring.
A slide in American Fork buried the Pittsburg
mine boarding-house with two men in it, one of
whom waa dug out by a Chinaman,
Twa Sffaaleaa Cealral Balli
The a'lotment of subscription to the Mexican
Central Railroad securities is the talk in Boston
financial circle. The amount offered the pub
lic was (5,715,000. The subscription was double
the amount. In accordance with the negotia
tion recently entered into with the parties
controlling roads between si exico and the Mis
sissippi Jay Gould receives 665 blocks of 4,500
each, a total subscription of 92,997,000. Gen.
Grant receive ten blocks, and other subscribers
Mr, alker Alsaaat Eseapea.
Quite an excitement was produced at New
Philadelphia, Ohio, a few mornings since by
the discovery that Mrs. Athey, the murderess,
bad broken Jail during tba night. She waa
found by the Sheriff a few hours afterward
concealed in some bedclothes at the residence of
a Mrs. Corderey, in the north part of the town.
Her cell being unlocked, she had burned the
bolt off the outer door, thus gaining a few
hours' freedom. She left her little babe in the
cell, which waa fonnd in tha morning in an
almost perishing condition.
Tfc Calirarala Praa aa Ike Tra.Ua.
Respecting the Chinese treaties, the San
Francwco Exam iner (Bern. ) says : "The evil of
coolie immigration is aa far from settlement aa
vr, and the treaty a disappointment" The
Alia says: "The treaty is all that can be desired
by those who oppose Chinese immigration.''
The Bulletin says: "The relief sought is brought
within reach by the provisions of the treaty.''
The Port says: "Not aa much haa been gained
as we had a right to expect, but the question of
the restriction of Chinese immigration is now in
the hands of Congroae, to which wa must look
Preparation are now being made among the
Irishmen throughout Canada and the United
States for a monster demonstration of American
public opinion in the shape of a procession and
convention, to take place in New York on St.
Patrick's Day, at which several delegations
from Irish Societies from every city in the
Union and Canada are to be present Messrs,
Parnell, Davitt Dillon, and other agitators,
have signified their intention to be present.
Cheap railway excursions are being secured.
It is not improbable that ft great demonstra
tion will be witnessed.
A Terr in Bxalaelaa.
A telegram from Philadelphia aaya that one
of the tanks at the Atlantic Oil Refinery, Point
Breeze, exploded with tcrrifio force, and the
burning oil waa scattered in every direction.
The concussion broke windows ft mile distant,
and the flames spread rapidly to the adjoining
tanks, and four tanks soon took fire. Two
loaded vessels in the stream, opposite the works,
the Competitor, with filled cases, and the Mary
land, with filled barrels, burned. All the shed
ding along the wharves also burned. The ex
plosion waa heard and felt at the extreme north
ern point of tha city, and a far down the river
ts Chester. Tba last great flra at these works
occurred in June, 1878.
A Traate Tale.
J. Phil. Krieger, Jun., who, as Cashier of the
Broadway Savings Bank, St. Louis, wrecked
that concern a year or more ago, and utterly
mined his old father, committed suicide the
past week by taking morphine. While cashier
of the bank, he waa also Treasurer of the
School Board, and appropriated part of its
funds. For some months past Krieger has
been very poor, and received aid from his mis
tress, "Jennie Eickman," whom ha regarded aa
the only friend he had on earth. This woman
died last Friday, and being, as be believed, left
entirely alone in the world, without friends or
money, mined and disheartened, he sought re
lief and oblivion in death.
VJ trial Tkrewlas.
George DnsseL who keeps a liquor store in
Jersey City, N. J., became so enraged at a Mrs.
River, a grass-widow, in New York, because
she would not keep his company, that he en
tered the honse with a large bottle of vitriol in
his hand and threw a quantity in her face.
Her brother, ft Mr. Holmes, who waa present,
rushed to her assistance, and Dussel threw a
quantity in his face. Then perceiving Mrs.
Holmes in the room, he emptied what was left
in tha bottle in her face. Ha then made his
escape. Tha screams of the three persons soon
brought the neighbors in, who st once secured
the ssi lice of physicians. The f sees of all
were horribly burned, and Mrs. Rever will
probably lose her vision.
A Mtlaate Mary.
In Pender County, North Carolina, Abbey
Howard, a young woman aged eighteen, some
time ago gave birth to an illegitimate child.
Bha waa at the tune living with her mother and
step-father, and they soon began to make her
home uncomfortable for her. One night last
week, despite the intense cold, they drove her
and her infant from the house. She wandered
over the country, and eoming to the house of
Emanuel MoNiel waa allowed to creep under
a table and sleep for the night In the morn
ing, however, when the waa questioned, and
it waa seen that her child waa illegitimate, she
speedily spumed from tba house, and
again sent wandering along the road, nearly
starving, and barely able to t tagger along with
her infant. The roads were covered with mow,
and there waa biting wind; but she walked
over tha thinly-settled country in her vain
endeavor to get ft place to rest The next
night aha staggered into ft house where
prayer-meeting waa being held, but she did
not have her child with her. Her virtuous
sister waa in tha meeting, and immediately
asked her in a loud tone what had become of
her child. The young mother turned pale, and
returned evasive answers. She left and waa
afterward followed np by her step-father, who
insisted npon knowing what had become of
her child. Bha finally said it died, and that
aha bad buried It He insisted upon knowing
where the child had been buried, and finally
aha guided him and several others to the place.
There were no signs of the body; but after
looking about for while tha remains were
found behind ft dump of bushes, near tha edge
of a pond, where it waa lying in tha midst of
lot of ice, with its skull crashed in. Near the
body waa ft bloody club. Tha mother waa ar
rested and committed to Jail. It ia believed
that in a fit of desperation after being thrust
out she slew the infant rather than sea it freexe
ILYItH CONGRESS-THIRD SESSION.
A bill amending the existing laws in relation
to the Military Academy at West Point waa re
ferred. The tills for the relief of Gen. Ord, for the
purchase of the Freedmen's Bank bv the Sec
retary of the Treasury, and the Joint resolu
tion creating the xorktown Centennial Com
An effort to bruur ud the KeUoe? case was
prevented by a vote of 20 to 34.
Tne Indian appropriation bill was presentedr
so, also, was a bill from the Census Committee
for completing, compiling and publishing thi
The Committee on Naval Affairs rennried fa
vorably the Senate bill to establish and equalize
grades, and regulate appointments and promo
tion in the marine corps.
The bill for the relief of Holladay, which has
been under discussion for some days, waa finally
passed with an amendment inserting 9100,000
a ui iuii payment I or me claim.
A resolution aakine: infi.rfr..tinn in rpran? fa
the taking of tha recent caiihiiu u nrtmmiiMtl .
hy Mr. Conkling, and ordered print'! .
The bill to prevent the introduction and dis
aermnation ef epizootic or commnnicable dis
ease of domestic animals in the United States
waa taken up for the purpose of allowing its
author, Mr. Williams, to address the Senate in
explanation of its provisions. It was finally
referred to a committee conxiRting of Messrs
Johson, Collins, Kirkwood. and Coke.
A resolution for a standing committee on fhe
rights of women citizens wss diaencsed at some
length to the entertainment of members of the
Women's Suffrage Association who occupies the
ladies' gallery. It was finally referred to the
Committee on Rules.
A resolution was adopted without debate.
asking the President to transmit to the Senate
u ofhcial correspondence since 1867 in relation
ndJng to the L nited Ntatei bv anv forciirn
State, canton, or municipality of criminals,
paupers, or insane persons.
A committee oi conference wss appointed
npon the bill granting lands to Dakota. Mon
tana, Arizona, Idaho, and Wyoming for uni
The House f undine bill waa referred to the
Committee on Finance.
A bill to provide for the allotment of land in
severalty to Indians on the various reservations,
and to extend the protection of the laws of
States and Territories over the Indians, and for
other purposes, was taken np and discussed.
The Committee of the Whole discussed the
first section of the fundinar bill, the pendinc
amendment being that of Mr. Anderson, which
provided lor the retirement of the national
bank notes, and for the issue of currency note.
This amendment waa rejected by a vote of 46
ma. mr. rrye gave notice oi a substitute.
which he proposed to offer for the first section,
providing for the issue of bonds and Treasury
notes to the amount of (620,000,000, bearing
i per eent interest, and redeemable after
one year. A number of amendments offered
were rejected. A motion to strike out the
fourth section of the bill, and insert an amend
ment authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury
to use not exceeding 50,000,000 of standard
gold and silver coin in the redemption of 5 end
per cent. Donas, anthonzea to be reiunaea oy
this act, and to apply the surplus money in the
Treasury to the redemption of bonds to be can
celed, waa adopted.
After a bitter discnRsion. a bill anietinir tr.n
titles of settlers on the Des Moines River lands,
in Iowa, was passed by a large vote. The
greatest opposition was made by members from
Bills to establish a Snb-Treasury in Louis
ville, to provide for a joint commission by the
United States and Great Britain, to investigate
the alleged fraud in the statistics before the
Halifax Fishery Commission, a resolu
tion declaring it to be the opin
ion of the House that every inter
est demands the immediate construction
of such telegraph lines by the Government
and requesting the committee on ronton ces
and Tost Roads to report a bill for the con
struction of such telegraph lines as may be
necessary to protect the people from monopoly,
and a resolution directing the Committee on
Postoftioes and Post Roads to inquire into the
expediency of establishing a telegraphic postal
system by the Government of the United
States, and also as to the cost of reproducing
facilities for transmitting telegraphic mes
sages equal to those now possessed by existing
corporations, and as to the expediency of oper
ating the same, granting tnat committee power
to send for persons and papers and authoriz
ing its report at any time, by bill or otherwise,
were presented and referred.
Other bills presented were to prohibit the ex
portation of diseased animals, to improve the
civil service, to regulate railroad commerce,
and for the relief of all persons having claims
gainst the United States, the last being by Mr.
Conner, of South Carolina.
Mr. White offered a bill proposing a consti
tutional amendment for the election of United
States Senators by the people.
The communication or the secretary oi the
Interior presenting the results of the census
was ordered printed with the accompanying
documents, after which Mr. Cox introduced his
bill fixing the number of Representatives at
The Committee on Elections snbmittjol a
unanimous report in favor of seating H. Bis
bee, jun., as member from the Second District
The Committee on Miliary A
back adversely the bill tn nla n.t
the retired list of the army. A minority re
port was also submitted favoring the bill.
In the Committee on the Whole the Funding
Bill waa discussed at length.
Final action wa dn nn IllJl tnnAlnrw 1.111
- - M.V .UUUiMg Mill.
Mr. Carlisle amendment was adopted, an
amendment providing that the expenses of
preparing, issuing, advertising, and disposing
of the bonds and certificates shall not exceed
of 1 per cent A proviso that before any of
me oonas or ceruncstes authorized by this set
are issued, it shall be the duty of the Kmpl.i,
of the Treasury to pay on all the bonds accru
ing during the year 1881, all the silver dollars
of 412$ grains, and all gold over and above
ou,uuu,uuu now neia in the Treasury for re
demption purposes, was stricken out of the first
section and the bill passed by a vote of 133 to
The Committee of the Whole entraged in the
discussion of the naval appropriation bill which
authorized an expenditure of 914,500,000, an
increase of 456,000 over that of last year, and
was passed without .change.
The contested election case of Moody Bovn-
ton against Dr. Loring, Massachusetts, occu
pied some time. Dr. Loring occupying an hour
ana a nail in ma argument.
A Bkaeklaw Tragedy.
A most shocking tragedy occurred at Plain
City, Ohio, on the night of the 17th nut
A colored lady, Mrs. Matilda Scott by name,
her daughter, Maria Scott, and a boy named
Charles Good, were all found murdered at their
home between 7 and 8 o clock in the evening,
The lady waa a widow, her husband having
been dead nearly ten years. She was consid
ered quite well to do, as she owns a fine farm
The family has always borne a high reputation,
and great excitement prevails over the dreadful
affair. The following are all the particulars
that could now be gathered: A girl stopping
with the family had been away to spend the
day at Mr. Debbs'. When she drew near the
house on her return she saw some one open the
door, look out then draw back, and hnrrie dly
alara the door; entering, she fonnd no living
person in the house, but saw only the dead and
braised bodies on the floor. There were many
marks of violence, and indications of a strug
gle. It is thought that the murderer or mur
derers used ft stout hickory club, which was
found near by, covered with blood. The blood
and brains of the dead were found bespattered
about the room. The girl started nut to call
help, and met a Robert Garner, to whom she
told the news. He excused himself from help
ing her, and made off. Suspicion has attached
to Garner, on account of his excited manner
and the strange and conflicting stories he tells,
A suit of bloody clothes was found in his pos
session. He has been arrested. There is mneh
fear that he will be lynched. It is said that
Gamer was angry with Mrs. Scott because she
had refused to rent him the farm for another
year. He has been living on the place and
working it for a number of years. Tho lady
wa pearly fifty years old, and her daughter
about twenty. She ha another daughter vis
iting near Cincinnati among wealthy relatives,
and she waa at once telegraphed for. The boy,
Charles Good, had been taken by Mrs. Scott to
raise, and had lived with the family for several
Ha waa about twelve year old.
SOMERSET, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27,
THE CHINESE TREATIES.
The following is the full text of the letter of
Secretary Everts transmitting the Chinese
treaties to the President :
To (he Prtn&mt: therewith submit for trans
mission to the Senate the treaty signed at
Peking on the 17th of November, 1880, by the
Commissioners Plenipotentiary of the United
States and the Commissioners Plenipotentiary
of the Emperor of China, together with the
correspondence, giving the course of regula
tions. The first treaty is confined in its pro
visions to the future regulation of Chinese im
migration into the United States. The treaty
submitted the questions raised between the two
countries in a manner alike honorable and sat
isfactory to both. While preserving to the
subjects of China engaged in mercantile pur
suits, in study, in teaching or travel for
curiosity, the right of free intercourse with
this country, the Chinese Government has
recognized in the Government of the United
States the right to regulate, limit and suspend
the introduction into its territory of Chinese
labor whenever in its discretion it shall threaten
the good order of an? locality or endanger the
interest of society. The second treaty is in
tended to supply the incompleteness of some
of the provisions of former treaties. The
first clause, without assuming or imposing
any special obligation, recognizes the
advantage of an enlarged commercial inter
course between the citizens and subjects of the
two countries, and expresses on the part of the
Chinese Government its readiness to give
favorable consideration to any proposal for the
extension of those relations which this Gov
ernment may deem it wise and useful to ask.
The second clause prohibits the participation of
our citizens oz our vessels in the opium trade in
China. The anxiety of the Chinese Government
to suppress this iniquitous traffic is hon
orable in itself, and was expressed with earnest
ness to the Commissioners of the United States.
The well-known sentiments of this Government
in regard to this trade invited the confident ap
peal to it on the part of the Chinese Govern
ment to take the lead among foreign nations in
the proscription of this pernicious commerce.
The fourth and last clause secures by treaty
stipulation the trial of all actions, whether of
cost or contract arising between our citizens
and subjects and China, in the Court of the
judicial authorities of the defendant and the
application of the laws of the defendant's na
tionality to all such litigation. In all cases the
plaintiff" s are secured the official presence at
the trial of their National officers, the right to
present, examine, and cross-examine witnesses,
and otherwise to maintain a watchful observance
of the trial. Wit. M. Evakts.
The preamble of the treaty recites the ap
pointment of the Commissioners Plenipoten
tiary and the desire and necessity for some
modification of existing treaties, especially re
specting the immigration of Chinese labor, and
states that after consideration, examination,
and discussion, the following article in modifi
cation has been agreed upon:
Article L Whenever, in the opinion of the
Government of the United States, the coming
of Chinese laborers to the United States, or
their residence therein, affects or threatens to
affect the interests of that country, or of any
locality within the territory thereof, the Gov
ernment of China agrees that the Government
of the United States may regulate, limit or sus
pend such coming or residence, but may not
absolutely prohibit it The limitation or suspen
sion shsll be reasonable, and shall apply only
to the Chinese who may go to the United States
as laborers, other classes not being included iu
the limitation. Legislation taken in regard to
Chinese laborers wUl be of such a character as
is only necessary to enforce the regulation, lim
itation or snRnenHion of immicrration: no immi
grant shall be subject to personal maltreat
ment or aouse.
CENSUS BUREAU REPORT.
The Census Bureau has at last received the
official footing of the population of the several
States, as developed by the recent census; and
on the 17th inst General Walker, of the Cen
sus Bureau, officially transmitted it to Con
gress. This shows the aggregate of population
in the several States to be 49,369,5M. To this
aggregate is to be added the population of the
District of Columbia, which is 177,638, and the
population of the several Territories, which ag
gregates 605,633, making a tota1 popilation of
the States, Territories and the District of Col
umbia and of the United States, 50,152,866.
The State totals are as follows:
States. Ponn'n. States. Popu'n.
A'abama 1,262,794 Mississippi. ..1,131,592
California. . ..
N. Hampsh'e. 346, 9S4
New Jersey. ..1,130,983
New York... .5,083,810
Rhode Island. 276,528
8. Carolina... 995,622
W. Virginia... 618,443
Wisconsin. . ..1,815,480
Delawi. e. ....
Total of States 49,369,595
The District of Columbia 177,368
Territories. Pop. Territories. Fop.
Arizona 40,441 New Mexico... 118, 430
Dakota 135,180 Utah 143,906
Idaho 32,611 Washington... 75,120
Montana 89,157 Wyoming 20,788
Total of Territories. 605,633. Grand total of
the United States, 50,152,866.
As soon as the data was read to the House,
Mr Cox, of New York, introduced a bill pro
viding for the reapportionment of members of
Congress. The bill is predicated npon a basis
of 301 Representatives. The bill was referred
to the Census Committee. It is believed the
committee will indorse it and if any appo-tiou-
ment bill is passed this session it will be npon
the basis of the foregoing. If the number of
Representatives is fixed at 301, the several
States will have the following Representatives in
New Hampshire 2
New Jersey 7
New York 31
North Carolina 8
Kansas 6 Rhode Island.
Massachusetts . . .
Tke Hratkea Cklaee aaa ike Iadlaa.
According to the cenaus bulletins, at the time
of enumeration. New York City had 747
Chinese inhabitants and 44 Indians: Chicago,
474 Chinese and 1 Indian; New Jersey, 176
Chinese and 14 Indians; Now Hampshire, 1
Chinaman and 23 Indians; South Carolina, 9
Chinese and 110 Indians; Massachusetts, 237
Chinese and 341 Indians; Connecticut 124 Chi
nese and 26 Indians; Vermont 3 Indians and !
half-breeds; North Carolina, 16 Indians; Phil
adelphia, 80 Chinesoand 25 Indians; Baltimore,
4 Chinese and 9 Indians; Georgia, 15 Chinese
and 44 Indians and half-breeds and 1 Albino
Utah Territory, 501 Chinese, 804 Indians and
half-breeds, and 17 East Indians and half-
breeds; Oregon, 9,506 Chinese, 2 Japanese, arid
1,679 Indians and half-breeds; Missouri, 80
Chinese and 2 half-Chineso; Minnesota, 10
Chinese; Maine, 8 Chinose and 607 Indians and
half-breeds; Montana, 173 Chinese and 1,750
Indians and half-breeds; Pennsylvania, outside
of Philadelphia, 20 Chinese; Nebraska, 18 Chi
nese; Kentucky, 10 Chinese; Florida, In Chi'
ese; Louisiana, 473 Chinese and 8 half-Chi
nese; Alabama, 4 Chinese; Arkansas, 134 Chi
nese; Georgia, 17 Chinese; Colorado, 610 Chi
nese; Iowa, 47 Chinese; West Virginia, 14 Chi
nese; California, 75,025 Chinese, 294 Japanese
.nd half-breeds, 2 East Indians, and 1 Sand
wich Islander; Idaho, 3,778 Chinese and only
164 Indians and half-breeds, Michigan, 27
Chinese; Texas, 4 Chinese; Ohio, 17 Chinese,
outside of the cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland,
and Toledo, scattered about in the rural eoun-
Tms California delegation are not altogether
satisfied with the Chinese Treaty.
The last return made to the Census Bureau
aa from Covington, Clearfield County, Pa.
Senator Allisos is looked upon favorably
aa the coming Secretary of the Treasury.
. Tin copy of the charges and specifications
and record of the trial of the Whittaker case
covers 3,000 pages of manuscript
Tu Morgan Electoral Count Rnle will come
up in the House in a few days and it is expected
ft spirited debate will ensue. The Republicans
will oppose it to the last
Ths special committee investuratimr the al
leged abuse of the franking privilege during
the late Presidential campaign, refuse to admit
reporters, and withhold details from the press.
Tub War Denartment announces the num
ber of the general service men allowed for
clerical duty in the army as follows: 14 Ser
geants, 28 Corporals, 109 privates, and 9 topo
4 A Borros memorial, fifty feet in lerurth and
signed by all or nearly all the leading business
htmnestat that city, is to be presented to Con
gress hi favor of reciprocal trade between the
United States and Canada.
Aix clerks of the Executive Departments.
after the 1st of February, will be paid 40 per
cent of their salary in gold. This is because
the vaults of the Treasury building are over-.
stocked, and besides it is desired to get the coin
into more general circulation.
The Committee on Territories has received
from Collector Ball, of Alaska, several fine
mineral specimens, concerning which, Senator
Hill, of Colorado, an expert in mining and
mineralogy, says ' are very rich in gold and
galena, and easily reducible.
NunnF.R of looms for the manufacture of
cotton tick in the United States, 230,223; num
ber of spindles, 10,921,147; bales of cotton
used, 1,586,491; persons employed, including
agents, overseers, clerks, mechanics, watch
men, and operatives, 181,628.
The new fire-proof building for the National
Museum has been turned over to the Building
committee or the architects. Total amount
expended in building, $287,422.67; amount ap
propriated by Congress, 287,500. The building
will be formally opened to the public March 4.
At a meeting of the Board of Supervising In
spectors of Steam Vessels, a special committee
was appointed to take into consideration and
report upon the practicability of issuing "day
light" licenses to pilots who may be color-blind,
and consequently not eligible to full licensee. .
Commencing January i, the Treasury De
partment has been paying 50 per cent in notes,
40 per cent in gold, and 10 per cent in silver
coin on all disbursements ma le from the cash
room in the Treasury. This rale is only tem
porary in consequence of there being a scaraity
of notes. '
The plan adopted for the Congressional
Library Building provides for a rectangular
structure 450 by 300 feet with a height divided
into two stories. The style of architecture is a
modified form of the French Renaissance, and
the building when completed will cost about
Some time ago Mosby. our representative in
China, applied to Secretary Evarta for leave to
oome home. Evarts refused. Mosby has writ
ten to a gentleman in Virginia that he is com
ing any way. He is reported as saying that he
is all right with Garfield, but don't care a but
ton for Hayes.
The messenger bringing the Electoral vote of
Ohio received 121. The lowest paid to anv
messenger was (10.50, to Maryland. The Ore
gon messenger got 9b3. ine Mew xork mes
senger is entitled to $93.25, bnt John Jacob
Astor delivered the vote of that State and baa
never called for his mileage.
The nomination of Colonel John W. Finnell
to be Collector of Internal Revenue for the
Sixth District of Kentucky, etce Winfield
Holden.'the present Collector, has occasioned
considerable comment in revenue circles, where
Mr. iiolaen is regarded as an emcient othcer.
Mr. Holden will inquire how the thing waa
The Naval Appropriation Bill as agreed to by
the committee, appropriates 914,461,037, based
upon estimates aggregating $15,522,321. It is
an increase over last year's appropriation of
55,000. The item for pay of Navy is $125,000
in excess of lost year, $100,000 of the increase
being for the pay of the seamen, and $25,000
for the rank.
The Woman's Suffrage Association have
adopted resolutions in which they assert that
both political parties are divided on finance,
free trade and labor reform, and hence, from
their view, the only party that may expect to
triumph in the Presidential election of 1884 is
the party that places Woman's Suffrage in the
platform. They further resolve that they are
opposed to exempting clergy and church prop
erty from taxation ana making laoonng men
and women bear the added burden.
Coionl Bobebt G. IsoERsoix does not look
favorably upon the Refunding Act He says a
long 3 per cent bond might float unt a short
one will not He says the bond ought to be
made in Buch a shape that the poor people
would find a safe and convenient channel
through it for the investment of their savings.
He wanted the poor to be encouraged in econ
omy. "That country is blessed," says Ineer-
soli, "where the rich are extravagant and the
poor economical, xne economical ncn man is
a curse and a pest"
Delegates representing the various leading
commercial organizations of the country met in
convention last week with a view to taking
steps lookine to the passage of a bankrupt law
by Congress. The Convention passed resolu
tions unanimously agreeing upon the necessity
inr tIia immmmte n&HA&ee bv uonirress ox a
uniform bankrupt law, and indorsed the bill
drafted by Judge Lowell, of Boston, which is
now pending before the Judiciary Committees
of both houses of Congress. Some amendments
to Judge lioweii s oui were proposed ana reier
red to the Committee.
Speaxeb Randall has laid the following be
fore the House, received from Secretary Evarts:
"I have the honor to inform you that I have
received a letter from Bedj. F. Stevens, dis
patch agent of the united States at lionaon,
stating he is authorized to sell to the State De
partment the Henry Stevens Franklin collec
tion of manuscripts and books." -The letter ia
accompanied by a detailed list of the mann-
scrip LB ana uuokb, anu descriptive jetier ituui
Mr. Stevens, in which he states the manuscripts
are original papers relative chiefly to publie af
fairs, ' bequeathed by Benj. Franklin to his
grandson, wri. xempia r ranxnn. xne price
asxea is zo,uuu.
latnartant Eveala Oeearla; ta tka tJa-
fai-taaate feeetrr Deiiag tae l-aa waea.
The Catholic Bishops of Donegal, Meatn-
ana ruiiaia nave taxen seats Desiue uu ia
versers in the State trials. '
The distress in County Clare is worse than
last year and the Lord Lieutenant has ordered
a presentment to the Court of Sessions for the
organization of relief works.'
A dispatch from Rome says the Pope has
sent a request to Archbishop MoCabe, of Dub
lin, to immediately publish throughout Ire
land the recent nanal letter concerning the agi
tation there. The Pope expresses regret that
contrary to his instructions, the publication of
the letter has been delayed.
The British Government is said to be fully
aware that there is existing dangerous con
spiracies among Irishmen in several of the
large towns of England.
County Clare and several baronies of Sligo
nave Deen declared in a state oi disturbance.
At a meeting of the Land League in Dublin,
Davitt said there was a magnificent representa
tive organization in America, far beyona reaco
oi nvma columns or ooertion acts.
In the Court of Oneen's Bench. L. P. Dillon,
of counsel for the Traversers, speaking on be-
hair or Uordon and lioyton, asked tne jury to
acquit them, and thus rejoice greater Ireland
beyond the seas. Mr. Sullivan, M. P., also of
the counsel for the defense, followed on behal
of P. Eagan. He drew a picture of the harsh
laws passed since the Union, and of tha suffer
ings by famine. Some of the audience wept
He called upon the jury to acquit the Trav
ersers, and thereby condemn the so-called Lib
eral Ministers, who have been hounded on by
tho London press. The court-room waa
crowded with spectators.
Sullivan appealed to the Jury not to incur the
obloquy that Gladstone asked them to at the
time when he wa preparing measures of land
reform to obtain for himself fresh glory and
At the close of his speech the audience
cheered loudly, and ft lady threw a boquet to
Heron, replying for the Crown, said tha jury
had to decide that Socialism should not obtain
a footing in Western Europe, and asserted that
the Traversers bad preached sedition ana mur
It ia stated that Mr. Condon, of Lisburn, haa
received several oases of rifles and ammunition
for distribution among tha Orangemen, who
drill nightly in Orange HaiL , , , , ,
WESTERS AT AX INCHES.
a aa tka Hallreaaa-Mea Barlra
Alive sat Craakea! ay tke ss.w-Krrsw
Eaeaaa ar tka Tawa f Alia.
, A letter from Salt Lake, Utah, dated the 15th
inst, says: "Wednesday night the snow fell in
sheets and the wind became a hurricane. About
10 o'clock the snow slide carried away the flag
staff of the Ore House, 400 feet of the railroad
shed, and swept across the Flat Creek to the
opposite mountain. Later, another slide
passed over the Victoria and Imperal House,
burying in it two persons, who dug their
way out in ten hours. Continuing, it swept
away the Grizzly boarding house, in which
were Mr. Nathan Haskins and four children,
Charles Simons, Robert Howath, and Van Mor
ris. Cf these Mrs. Haskins and daughter, Jane
Howarth, and Van Morris were killed.
Another slide smashed and buried the To
ledo Works and boarding-house, killing Charles
uoronag ana f rame iaporte.
"Thursday and Friday work was stopped at
the principal mine, and many of the men left
the canon for the valley. The storm continued
and increased in fury, the wind blowing a gale,
ana puing tne snow, just over the crest or the
hill, north of Alt, on the Alt side. The great
weight started another slide, half a mile
wide, Friday night which would have com
pletely demolished Alt but that it was
split and partially diverted by a flat
area, jnst above the head of the main
street It struck a large, heavily built stone
store, in which five men had gathered for
safety. Two of them were sleeping in the
second story, and were thrown out compara
tively unhurt Three had taken refuge in the
basement and built a fire John Fitzgerald, P.
B. Lee, and Wm. Holhngsbead. The house
was crushed in on them and fired from the
stove, and they peril-hed. Richard Williams
ana joe wasnington, wno remained to look
after the Joab Lawrence property, with in
structions to sleep in the tunnel, are missing. ,
"An avalanche swept away every building
Owned by the Joab Lawrence Company, to
gether with their tramway, inflicting a loss of
$20,000. It buried the Buffalo house, but three
men had retired into a tunnel, and were rescued
exhausted. Fifty people came down last night
leaving about twenty who for various reasons
could not get away. The trip down was fear
ful; leaving their homes with nothing but the
clothes on their backs, women wallowed through
snow as best they could, men carrying the chil
dren. There remains enough mountain slope
still undenuded to complete the destruction of
the town, and it may slide at any moment
Eight miles of the Upper Big Cottonwood are
said to be one huge slide, covering everything.
A big slide in Mayfield Gulch has blocked the
creek foe 400 yards, and made quite a lake."
A cablegram from St Petersburg says:
'General Skobeloff telegraphs on the 11th
inst, announcing that on the 9th, at 6 o'clock
in the evening, 30,000 Teke Turcomans made
a sudden sortie from Geok Tepe and assaulted
the Bnssian trenches, which were manned by
nineteen companies of infantry and 100 Cos
sacks acting as infantry, with three siege guns
and twenty-one light guns. In spite of a heroic
defense by the troops, the Turcomans carried
he Russian outworks and part of the sec
ond parallel, capturing four mountain guns
and three siege guns. The Russians then
opened an artillery fire, and the reserve simul
taneously attacked the enemy, who were dis
lodged from all the points they had captured.
All the artillery was retaken, with the exception
of one mountain gun, which had been carried
off during the early part of the engagement
The Russian lost was heavy; one company of
the Ansheron regiment alone had thirty-two
men killed, including a major and a captain,
and ten wounded, and one officer taken pris
oner. The Turcoman losses are much greater;
their dead filled the Russian trenches. Simul
taneously w ith this attack a considerable body
of Turcoman cavalry made a sortie on the Rus
sian camp, which was successfully repulsed.
After the Turcomans had been repulsed orders
were given for laying a third parallel. Soon at
the Turcomans saw the works commenced they
renewed the attack .with their entire strength
upon the whole Russian front nut were com
pelled to return into the fortress by artillery
fire, at close range, from the Russian eecond
A Horrible DeeaL
At Lapeer, seventy miles north of Detroit
while the people were at church, a Mrs Ber
nard went to the residence of Rev. E. Curtis,
the Baptist pastor, and attacked his wife, an
old lady about sixty-five, threw her down,
poured gasoline over her clothing and set it on
fire. The poor woman was so shockingly
burned that she lived but ft few hours. For
several years Mr. Curtis was pastor at Green
ville, Mich , the home of Mrs. Bernard Mrs.
B. is the wife of quite a prominent lumberman,
and aged about forty years. She just recently
went to Lapeer, where she has mingled in the
best society, giving no intimation of ill-will to
ward her victim. Many believe she is insane
from religious excitement while others attrib
ute her crime to shere wickedness. She ia un
A BTararrer Baaajael.
Cal Huey, one of four murderers, was hanged
last Friday at Osceola, Ark. The crime was the
killing of John Broadway, in Crittenden County,
in 1879. L. L. Ford, convicted of the same
crime, was hanged last June. Jeffcries and
Potter, the other two of the murderous gang,
are still at large. These four went to Broad
way's honse, masked, and killed him because he
would not give up money which they supposed
was in his possession.
Wickedness of Blondes.
A writer in the Atlantic Monthly
says: I have found the worst femi
nine qualities almost invariably allied
to the blonde style; not the green
or gray eyed blondes, with straight,
abundant hair and fresh coloring, but
the swallow or pallid being, with light
blue eyes and limp or waving hair -an
innocent-looking' creature, with feline
manners, patte de velours, and such
claws! These are the women who delude
and destroy men; who never forgive an
injury or forget a slight; who smile and
talk sweetly, and put on airs of meek
piety or high art and refinement, bnt
under all are scheming, unprincipled,
false to the core. Did not Lucretia Bor
gia have golden hair? "Was not Lady
Macbeth a Scottish woman, presumably
with lint-white locks ? Two of the worst
and most brilliant woman I ever knew
had this style of complexion, and the
lovely being whose picture was my child
ish adoration, who sat simpering over
the library shelf in dear old Uncle W.'s
houfse, robed in satin and sables, her
gold hair curling like a child's, her sap
phire eyes as inscrutable as a deep
spring, her rosebud lips soft and fresh as
a baby's, and her taper white fingers
crossed in her lap, was a virago, a drunk
ard, a woman without a symptom of
principle tho mystery and the curse of
the old and honorable, family she mar
ried into. Black-haired and dark-eyed
women are quick-tempered, elootrio,
generous, jealons probably, but full of
relenting, and capable of being coaxed
into or out of anything. Weak as to
their affections, snappy as to their tem
per; warm of heart and hot of head, they
are never very bad or very good, and are
the delightful torment of every man who
lores them and whom they do not love
too much; bnt love makes slaves and
fools of them, and they are ridiculously
At the ball : Grace (whispering)
" What lovely boots your partner's got,
Mary." Mary (ditto)" Yes, unfortu
nately he shines at the wrong end."
OHIO STATE NEWS.
Toledo has a Society for the Prevention of
Martin Harmon, of Kingsville, suicided by
shooting. Financial troubles.
J. L. Avers, Sidney's School Fund forger,
has been held in $8,000 bail on four indict
ments. Martin Bbckback, a wealthy farmer near
Lancaster, has made an assignment; been deal
ing in stocks and patent rights.
Belle Thomas, at Alliance, disappointed in
love, attempted suicide by shooting in the
breast Her recovery is doubtful.
Alonzo Bond, engineer on the Wabash Road,
was thrown from hi engine and killed at Jewel
Station, four miles east of Defiance, last week.
James E. Owens, of Zanesville, while de
scending a ladder with a basket of hickorvnnts,
fell and so injured himself that he died shortly
Coal has been discovered two miles north of
Wooster, a splendid eight-foot vein having been
struck on the farms of B. P. Roddick and John
Heicbt Ki.icxib, a young man aged twenty
years, of Urbana, while passing through the
icy door-yard of a neighbor, fell and broke his
neck, death ensuing almost instantly.
While lowering the roof of an ice-honso be
longing to Dr. 8. 8. Gray, at Piqna, the jack
screws gave way and the entire roof fell, crash
ing and instantly killing Oliver Bunshell. Bun
shell leaves a wife and two children.
Three men, Wesley Allman, John Cussic and
John Stafford were put out of Laffurty's sa
loon at Nelsonville, whenone of them, snpro ied
to be Wesley Allman, burst in the door, and
with a scantling, killed Lafferty. All are un
The body of John L. Boll, who recently died
at Galion and was buried at New Philadelphia,
it has been discovered, hss fallen into the bands
of body-snatchers. The coflin had been
smashed in with a railand the grave only part
A farmer named George Havman. in a run
away near Minerva, was thrown from his sleigh
against a tree, severely injuring his head,
breaking his jaw-bone, fracturing his shoulder
and arm, and breaking several ribs. His re
covery is extremely doubtful.
Neah Piqna, one section of a Pan-Handle
freight bain ran into the rear of one ahead of
it, while entering town from the west Three
cars were pitched down the embankment nd
the caboose was set on fire and destroyed. The
engine had all its head-gear smashed away.
Train men escaped injury by jumping.
Neab. Piqna, a Pan-Handle freight train was
coming down a Heavy grade a mile east of
town, when it broke in two. The forward part
was stopped and run back a short distance,
when it collided with the rear part, mashing
five freight cars to pieces and destroying a
large lot of freight One of the cars burned.
A switchman named Watson, at Eent,
fot onto an engine and attempted to run it.
te did. The lever slipped out of his hand,
knocked him from the cab, and the engine
dashed madly into some freight cars, doing con
siderable damage. Watson lost his position on
the engine and road both.
At Point an Pelee Island, twenty miles from
Sandusky, in Lake Erie, ' Henry Rienheimer
shot Andrew Henderson, mail-carrier for the
Canadian and United States Governments, and
then blew his own brains out He had gone to
the island on foot over the ice to pay Hender
son a visit the two having always been warm
friends, and was sitting at the fire warmirg
and chatting when he committed the deed.
Henderson will probably recover.
AH explosion in the fire-brick works of Jas
per F. Ball, at Elliotsviile, Jefferson County,
completely demolished the entire building,
50x108 feet William Fagan, aged seventeen
years, had his right leg blown off above the
knee, and sustained internal injuries and
severe cuts about the head and body. He can
not recover. Cooper Stinwell, the engineer,
Frank Stewart, Wm. Dunlaney and John Lay
ton, employes, were severely injured.
Rev. Edward Puroell, Ex-Vicar-General of
the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, died suddenly
Thursday night at his refuge, the Ursuline
Convent near Fayetteville, in Brown County.
Father Purcell was born in Mallow, County
Cork, Ireland, in 1808, and came to this coun
try when but a lad of fourteen. For over a
year Father Purcell made his home in the soli
tude of the Ursuline Convent where he gave
up his life. His fatal illness was but of four
Mb. McGuibe, a farmer living near Canal
Lewisville, Coshocton County, has an animal
on his farm which is a curious monstrosity. It
is the body of a calf, the head of a bull-dog;
has no legs below the knee-joints, is minus a
tail, and its sex is indistinguishable. This ap
parent cross between the bovine and the canine
specie was calved a few days ago, is as lively as
could be expected, and bids fair to live its
natural lifetime. Still, it seems to us that we
have heard of this monstrosity before, else one
very much like it
Avert singular case of -hydrophobia oc
curred on Mr. H. A. Grim's farm near New
comers town a few days ago. A hog on his
premises was bitten by ft bull-dog, and in a
short time it showed very marked symptoms of
rabies, frothing at the mouth raving around in
a frightful manner, and snapping and biting
at every object that came in its way. It finally
attacked Mr. Grim's little boy, who narrowly
escaped being torn to pieces by the ferocious
brute, whereupon Mr. Grim ended his mad ca
reer by putting ft bullet-hole through its head.
The follownig is the population of cities
and towns in Ohio having not less than ten
thousand, ranking in the order given
. . .Toledo
. . . .Youngstown 15,431
Thirteenth Portsmouth .
Fourteenth . . . . Chillicothe .
Fifteenth Hamilton. .
The Nature of an Oath.
Early in the rebellion, when the
Federal forces were stationed at Beau
fort, S. C.,- there was an old darkey by
the name of Lige Jackson, who, deserted
by his master, was left to take care of
himself as best he might. Lige was
considered a chattel of weak intellect,
and moreover he was exceedingly awk
ward in his attempts to play the role of a
house servant He smashed and destroyed
Sretty nearly everything he laid his
auds upon, and having waited upon
nearly every officer at the post, each in
turn, after giving him the benefit of a
good cursing for his stupidity, turned
It happened that Lige waa a witness
in a cose that came before a court martial,
and being called np to give his testimony,
was objected to on the part of the de
fendant, who stated that he didn't be
lieve the negro was of sound mind.
"Stand up, Lige," said the court
"Bo you understand the nature of an
Iiige scratched his wool for a moment,
and then turning up the whites of his
"Look a yeare, marse; dis nigger has
waited on 'bout haf de ossifers since dey
fus cum to dis place, and if he don t
understand de nature of an oaf by dis
time, den dnros no wurtne is cussing."
The court considered Lige a competent
Kobkrt (JoiiitTKR in a sermon once
said of the inventor of the locomotive :
"I would rather take my chance as
Bobert Stephenson, with that loco
motive on my back, knocking for ad
mission at the gate of St Peter in Fara
dine, than the devoutest saint that can
carry on his back a ton's load of vows and
Mkn frequently make great reputa
tions, by never actually doing anything.
Sometimes they do it by telling how
tilings should be done; sometimes, by
assuming to know all about it, and
sometimes by just keeping still and
A joint resolution, offered by Mr. Strong, '
for submitting a proposition at the next Octo- -ber
election to amend the Constitution, looking :
to the prohibition of the liquor traffic, was . or- .
The time for the election of a United States
Senator having arrived, the President an
nounced the fact and proceedings were at once
begun by placing in nomination Hon. John
Sherman, by Mr. Beer, and . Hon. Allen G.
Thnrman, by Mr. Harper.
The Senate then voted with the following
The whole cumber of votes given was 82, of
which John Sherman received 20 votes, and
Allen G. Thurman 12 votes.
Those who voted for John Sherman were
MesBrs. Beebe, Beer, Carran, Cline, Creamer,
Eggleston, Entrekin, Fleischman. Hartshorn,
Hitchcock. Horr, Kellv, Kirbv, of Hamilton,
Mounts, Pel kins, Pollard, Fond, ' Bichards,
Sinks and 8f -ong 20. .
Those who voted for Allen G. Thurman were '
Messrs. Carlisle, Harper, Jackson, Kirbv, (of
Wyandot), Marriott Moore, O'Hagan, Parker,
Sullivan, Wilkins, (of Fulton), Wilkins, of
The President announced that John Sherman
was the choice of (he Senate for United States
The following bills were passed: Amending
Section 5176 so as to make it a ground of cfaal
lenge of a juror if an attorney in the esse on
trial shall be acting as attorney for said juror in
any case; making the act of an appropriation of
the proceeds of any consignment of goods to ft
warehouseman, manufacturer or commission '
merchant, a felony; making- appropriations to .
meet deficiencies in the appropriations for the
expenses of the Legislature and Board of
Equalization; providing for deficiencies iu the ' '
State Common School Fund by advance drafts
on County Treasurers.
The Senate joint resolution providing for the
binding, in muslin, of the School CorcaU3- '
sioners' report was adopted.
The Senate met the House in joint session, '
and declared the election of Hon. John Sher- .
man United States Senator, in the manner pro- '
vided by law. Governor Foster, iu a compli-
mental? speech, presented Mr. Sherman (who
bad just arrived in fhe city) to the Assembly,
and Mr. Sherman in return thanked the mem
bers for . the honor they had confei td upen
him. He talked at some length, reviewing his i
career of the past four years, as Secretary of -.
the Treasury, in a general way, and compli- ;
menting the country upon its financial success
and business prosperity.
A bill was passed authorizing the County
Commissioners of Cuyahoga County to build
a monument or memorial tablet to the deceased .'
soldiera and sailors of said county, and to pur
chase a site therefor. ...
The Senate bill of Mr. Jackson al
lowing the Secretary of State to retain the fees
of his office was pas Bed-
Mr. Fit i chmaun introduced a bill to amend
the law relating to pool selling so as to except
from its provisions the grounds of any agri
cultural or trotting association.
Mr. Bay introduced a bill to amend the laws
relating to taxation so as to make it the duty of
the Auditor of Hamilton County, together with
the Comptroller of Cincinnati, to appoint the
City Board of Equalization, instead of the
present mode of appointment
Mr. Davis introduced a bill amending Section
7313 of the code providing for the discharge
of a jury on account of the corruption of a
Mr. Licey offered a joint resolution providing
for submitting to the voters of the State at the
next October election, a proposition to so
amend the Constitution as to allow women to
vote, which was laid on the table and ordered
to be printed. ,
Mr. Leggett's bill to prevent and punish
fraud as to the making and sale of butter anr")
cheese was read the third time and then tot .
mally passed over. . ,
Mr. Davis' House bill relating to the mode of
contesting elections in Cincinnati, was passed.
Mr. Stubbs' bill to allow Township Trustees
to appoint three Directors for Cemeteries waa
read the third time and passed.
The following message was received and read
"To the General Assembly:
"I have the honor to transmit herewith thr.,
report of Hon. M. A. Daugherty, Commissioner
appointed by my predecessor, Hon. B. M.
Bishop, upon the request of the Governors of
the original thirteen States, who met to initiate
proceedings for the celebration of the centen
nial of the surrender of Corn walks at Yorktown,
October 19, 1781.-
"The report sets forth fully the purposes ot
the celebration, and it seems to me to be alto
gether fitting that Ohio, composed as it is of a
part of the territory of Virginia at the time of
the surrender, should, in a becoming manner,
take part in this celebration, and I recommend
that suitable provision ' be made therefor.
There being but one copy of the report it ia
transmitted to the Honpe of Bepresentaives.
- "Very respectfully, ,
"Cbables Foster, Govern or."a-
Bef erred to the Committee on Federal Bel
A number of petitions from various sections of
the State were presented asking for a local
House bill by Mr. Stubbs providing that per
sons elected to township and municipal offices
shall be able to read and write, was reported
back from the Committee on Judiciary and in
Mr. Walker introduced a bill amending the
larceny act so as to .punish by imprisonment
in the penitentiary a second offense of petit
larceny. Also a bill to make it a penitentiary
offense to steal from the pocket of any person.
The designated time for the election of a
United States Senator having arrived, the
House then proceeded to elect in the manner
prescribed by law.
Mr. Herrick, on the part of the Bepublicans.
nominated John Sherman.
Col. Grooine, on the part of the Democrats,
nominated Allen G. Thurman.
A viva voce vote was then taken, which re
sulted in 105 votes being cast of which John
Sherman, having received a majority of all the
votes cast was the choice of the House of Rep
resentatives for Senator in the Congress of the
United States for the constitutional term of
six years commencing on the 4th of March,
1881, and ordered that the same be entered
upon the journal of the House.
House bill by Mr. Walker, providing that
whore persons are on trial for the commission
of crime and the plea of insanity is set up, but
one inquest of lunacy shall "be held, was
The Speaker submitted a communication
from the Trustees of the Soldiers and Sailors'
Orphans' Home, protesting against the recent
action of the General Assembly in adopting the
resolution directing the authorities of the
Home to receive into that institution the
orphan children of Daniel J. Devor. The com
munication set forth that the Home was already
full, and that these children could not be re
ceived without excluding others.
The communication waa referred to the Com
mittee on Military Affairs.
- The House then reconsidered the resolution
directing that such orphan children be received
into the Home, and it was referred to the same
The Committee on Judiciary reported back a
substitute for Mr. Vallandigham a Honse bill
providing for a Board of Pardons, which was
- Mr. Holloway introduced a bill making fees
of witnesses before Justices of the Peace one
dollar a day. ...
- Considerable time was spent in discussion
concerning the removal of the county seat of
Belmont County. A vote waa finally reached,
and the bill was lost
A petition was presented by Dr. 8cott from
the citizens of Warren County asking for tha
passage of a law authorising the Commissioners
of said county to purchase additional ground
for the use of the Warren County Agricultural
Mr. Brown, of Butler, presented the petition
of 235 citizens, of Hamilton, Butler County,
asking for the passage of the House hill 235 for
the relief of Thomas Higgs, who was iujured
while engaged in caring for patients at the Cen
tral Insane Asylum.
The Committee on Military Affairs, to whom
was referred the resolution in relation to admit
ting the orphan children of David I. Devoe into
the Soldiers' Home, reported it back amended
so as to provide that said children should be
admitted when it could be done without injustice
to other applicant ror auuiisaiou so mi nu
In this form the resolution was adopted.
Incurables Not Taken.
"Mrs. Topnoody," said Mr. T., at
breakfast, "if yon don't stop your ever
lasting wrangle" I'll go to the lunatic asy
lum." "Oh, you will, will you?" replied Mrs.
"Yes, I will, and that gladly."
"But you won't, all the same."
"Why won't I?"
"Yes, I say why ?"
"Well, beoause they don't take incura
bles, that's why."
Topnoody weut down town without
finishing his breakfast, and wrote a letter
to the authorities for information re
specting qualifications for admission to
the asylum. . . -
Mr. Bassoon, of Belgravia Square,
London, stables his horses in the top
most story-of Lift 'house, and carries
tliem up and down on an elevator. The
purpose is to save the cost of ground,
which ia valuable in that fashionable