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INDIANAPOLIS, IND., SATURDAY. JANUARY 8, 1881.
I 1 V - II II 1 llflflflfAl
yuiucii uppui nanny .
We will close out
DRY GOODS, KID
Etc., Etc., at and
This is no humbug, and those who wish to
purchase Dry Goods lower tlian they have
ever been offered in this city vould do well
to avail themselves of this opportunity, as
we will positively not buy another dollar's
worth of goods. J
This stock must be sold. The best goods
will go first, and those who come first will
get the GREATEST BARGAINS.
Store for Rent
No.2W. Washington St.,
Cheapest and Best
Clocks and Tableware,
24 East Washington Street.
DON'T YOU FORGET
23 SOUTH ILLINOIS ST.
Etawen, Stewart & Co
FANCY PAPERS, Etc
18 W. Washington St
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAI,
Jtoms 23 and 20 Thorps Block. 87 E. Market Street
"The World's Collection Bureau."
Collections a specialty. Basiaea promptly at
t la 11 parti or in l bum States.
our entire stock of
Fixtures for Sale.
400 to SeloctFrom.
Every Garment Made This Season,
Lower than Yesterday.
PETTIS, IVERS & CO.
The Hew York Store,
Thirty years ago tho Indiana Le
gislature was engaged in concocting
brutal laws to prevent tho cntranco
of colored people into this State
Now a member of the raco then pro
scribed, is a member of tho Legila
surc. Tirao seta all things right.
None of the members of tho Leg
islature refused to take their scats
Thursday because lion. J. S. Hinton,
a colored gentleman was among their
number. They are not quite so
"toney" (?) as some of the High
School pupils in New Albany and
The Journal of yesterday, recog
niaing the inevitable tendency of
things- political, concede the election
of Goneral Harrison to tho Senate,
and compliments his abilities in a
very handsome manner. It may bo
remarked that Goneral Harrison has
a "walk away" in tho pending can
The Fifty-seventh Goneral Assem
bly of the Indiana . Legislature con
vencd in biennial session Thursday,
at tho Marion County Court House.
The members wero sworn in and both
bodies proceeded to organization,
which was effected in the House
without trouble, lion. W. M. Bid-
path, of Clay, was elected speakor,
and Hons. Cyrus T. Nixon and
Clinton Iiiley were elected clerk and
assistant clerk. In tho Sonato no
organization has been perfected at
this writing (Friday noon). There
exists an even division as to whether
Major Wilson or James Itico, both of
thin County, shall bo Secretary. It
is safe to say, wo think, that tho
Republicans will organize the Senate.
If tho dead lock continues till
Monday, the Lieutenant Governor
will be thedccidiDg factor, and being
a Republican, the organization will
go that way. .
Our esteemed cotemporary, the
Dailj' Journal, says Sonator Bruce'
appointment to the Cabinet would bo
a good ono if he is competent.
It delights us to have such able and
inlluential journals talk in this way.
It shows the growing sentiment of
tho American people to do justice to
the Negro, and though tardy, it is
none the less commendable and ap
preciated by us. Tho Journal may
dispel all doubts as toSenator Bruce s
competency. We de not exaggerate
when we say that Senator Bruce is
not only thoroughly competent but
that ho possesses rare qualifications
for the position. Tho Senator has
held many responsible public trusts
and his political opponents do him
the credit to say that ho has dis
charged tho duties under all circum
stances ably, efficiently, and with
The Hon. Alexander McCluro
editor of the Philadelphia Times, an
independent Democratic paper, sas
of Senator Bruce in a letter to his
paper from Mississippi: "Ho is uni
formly spoken of with respect by all
classes in Mississippi and he can re
side here, prosecute any business he
pleases, and havo more sympathy
lrom the belter class of whites than
he could command in Republican
Philadelphia. His influence has been
uniformly good, and he will retire
from the Senate without the blot of
shame upen his skirts". His opinion
of three prominent colored nun of
Mississippi is most handsomely stated
in the following paragraph :
These three men, admittedly the
most able and prominent of the black
leaders of Mississippi, have main
tained tho manhood that should bo
the pride of every raco, and. much.
as Mississippi ha suffered from the
carpet-bag and colored rule, there
has not been tho tithe of tho demor
alization and wasto hero that has
dishonored the reign of the black
man in Carolinas and the Gulf States.
That much of this comparatively
good record of a bad domination is
due to Hovels, Bruce and Lynch,
who successfully bicastcd the waves
of corruption, is a fact that should
be confessed and justly appreciated.
THAT LEAP-YXAB PARTY.
Quite a large number of ladies and gen
tlemen gathered at Wuebber'n Ball on last
Thursday night, the occasion being a "Leap-
Year 1'arty" given by tne "Maids and
Matron3," a society recently organized by
töe ladies of colored society. The term
Leap-Year" meant a great deal, and when
the evening came young men were soon
escorted bv ladies to the Ilall; the young
men were waited upon and served bv ladies.
and tho ladies took the part of men, and the
young men became ladies as it were. At
ter the Leap-Year, Grand March, quadril
les, waltzes, polkas and fatinitzas followed
each other, and a most enjoyable evening
wa9 spent, ine supper, consisting of the
delicacies of the season, was handed around
Kir 1 11 ltilir erd hutroW niniriul Kv ks
gcnU. The ladies were elegantly attired,
and among those present we noted: Jttiss
Cora Watson, Miss llattie Flowers, Miss
Susie Johnson. Miss Linnie Saunders. Mrs.
Eugene L avell, Mrs. Kussel, Mrs. Barrv.
Mrs. Nesbit, Miss öepnie Barnett. Miss
Katie "Weiland, Mis Leanna Young. Mrs.
John Lewis, MUs Adeline Mc Micken, Miss
Florentine Jackson, Miss Ida B roadie. Mrs.
Petty, Misses Clark and Williams, of Colum
bus, Miss Consuelo Clark, Miss Alice
J. Thomas, Mirs Amelia Taylor,
Miss Maggie Young, Mrs. Aphelia
Bell, Miss Blaache Liverpool,
Miss Alvia Troy, Müs Luella Brown, Miss
Kate Harris, Miss Floreuce Berry of Harri
eon, O., and Miss Adina White. The gents
were Messrs. C. "W. Bell, John Troy, John
Lewis, Thomas Triplett, Thomas Johnson,
W m Monroe, Chat. Hawkinn. John "Worm
ley, Eugpue Leavell, John Nesbit, Abram
Willis, Willis J. Ros, W. Young, Joseph
Fossett, Terry, Nelson Russell, Charles
Blackpurn, W. S. Berry, John Mason, John
Petty, Andrew Lewis, Wm. Jones, Wm.
Woodson and Hack. The music furnished
by Prof. Kinney Vorcheitra proved 10 en
trancing, that tüe dancing was continued
until almost 6 la the morning. The Leap
Year Party proved a grand success, and the
genu will remember it during the next four
years, at the end of which it u hopd it will
NEW TEAR NOTES.
The "German" and "Occidental" double
hack pquads created an immense impreßsion,
To Non Nolo. Wtav did those proniUed
visitors irom me lako city lau to turn up
Messrs Lindsay, Hamilton and Harris
called on their many friendo in roost legant
Biyie on xew lears uay.
The German Squad Messrs. Johnson
Triplett, Kos, "Wormlev, liawkins, Jones,
V illis, woodüon and Hack.
The Occidental Squad Messrs. Kinney,
O-l 1 11' LL T 1 Ti T
ocuooiey, euo, liowies, .Liverpool, liari-
lett, Hickman, Jones and Stevenson.
The Leader was very freauentlv called
for on New Years Day but tailed so appear
unui juonaay auernoon.
mi ft 11 .
me unuy viud nop 19 next on tne car
pet, and occur on Friday evening this
A masquerade in February is much
talked of, and would he welcomed by
both gents and ladies Ho! for a masquer
Miss Early, on "Walnut HUJs had an ela
borate spread on New Years Day.
Mrs. Goggms, on Harrison street, had
the vory host egg-nogg eo all the gents
ecuoe? raott Detroit.
Snndry I irtni Aboni Diver's Persons
The ill j Tnrong nd Hu MovmfiH.
"To all, to tich. a fair g"od-night,
A lid pleasing drmi, ul slumber light."
The pleasures of dreams can never be
told. How happy we are when lost to the
troubles and sorrows of this world, and are
roaming in the sweet dream-lands, viditicg
tho scenes where we spent our childhood,
roaming over the fields where first we know
nature in her true form, spread under the
shade of the old oak where first we loved,
ki-singthe object of our future happiness.
Dreams, sweet dreams, come to us in our hour
of Sddness. and waft our souls o'er thy bil-
lows ot happiness. Rested U the problem cf inj 0ver and Senators-elect met In the city of In
life involving many a knotty question; rested dianapolls in the Superior Court Room, in tbe
the care that has wrinkled our brow, and
made our heads hoary before their time;
rested the soul in its longings for the better
and. The hoary head, tho fiery youth, the
babe in tb cot, alike, find repoie in thy
bosom. AVhen rejected love, with an evil
.1- r - J
eye, comes upon nis iair one, areaming un
told pleasures, with a smile of innoceuce
playing upon her rosy lips, ne turns nis eyes
to heaven and says: ''Sleep on, thou fairy of
dream land, let not trouble nor care disturb
thv rerjoee." 3Iurderous treacherv is buried
How miny a rich maiden, whose heart is
with a noor man. dreams of meeting her
loved one. where stern fathers nor silly
uncles disturb their peaceful woeing meet
to enjoy that which 14 forbidden when they
Pleasant dreams are but to the innocent.
To those whose memories are as black as the
darkness of that hovered over Eypt, dreams
are but rebukings, and sleep a horrid night
The hope of the above is tho dream of
home and freedom. Altho' scourged by the
raas tor's lash, bound in chains of
infamy, and sweating for another's
bread : in his dreams he heeds
not the torturing sores, and the burning
heat,of a bouthern sun is forgotten.
In our dreams the loved ones that are
departed from us come back to disperse the
gloom that has shrouded us since they left.
We mingle with them as we did in former
day?, we cheiUh them because they have
been pilgrims and have wandered from us.
The joy "of dreams are as sweet to the peas
ant as to a crowned head. If men would
to one another as thsy wijb to be done by,
whether sleeping or waking, lifo would be
one continuous dream. From the cradle to
the grave would be but a day.
A SOCIAL KVE'T.
Undoubtedly, the mest enjoyable aflair
of the season, vas the party given by the
Ladies Social Club, on the evening of
Thuraday, Decamber 30th., at the rcsidenco
of Airs. Uiegory. The party was a grand
succe!, and every feature was complete.
Among those present were the Misses Estelle
and JSleanor O enp, Mrs, J no, li. Anderson,
Miss Maggie Kitchen of Delta, 0., Mrs. K.
Kersey, Mrs. W. W. Ferguson, Mrs. George
A. Barrier, Miss Emily lirown, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Brown, the Misses Young,
and Messrs. Allen, Armes, White K. Jones,
of Ann Arbor, Kersey, Gould of Lexington,
Barrier, Pelham and others. Among some
of tne elegant toilettes were thy following:
Miss Maggie Kitchen, a handsome blue silk
dress, with a white muslin basque; Miss
Cora Moore f elate colored silk trimmed with
satin of the same shade; Miss Emily Brown,
creamed colored bunting trimmed with silk
to match; Miss Erteile Owens, black silk
and grenadine; Miss Kate Young, cream
colored bunting trimmed with silk to
match; Mlfs Kva Young, green silk
tcimmed with black veloet, Mrs. II. II.
Ferguson, white silk trimmed with cardi
nal bows and flowers to match; Mrs. George
A. Barrier, white silk; Mrs. Chas. Brown,
wine colored satin; Mrs. E. Kersey, wine
colored silk ornamented with jets.
The election of officers, for the ensusng
year, of the Bethel M. E. Sunday School,
was postponed on account of the illness of
Rev. D. R. Roberts.
Mr. Robert Jones, of the Michigan Uni
versity, at Ann Arbor, spent his vacation
in this city.
Mr. Luis Gould, of Lexington, was the
guest of his sister, Mrs. Jos. Dickinson, dur
ing the Holidays.
Miss May) Moflard, of Ypsilanti, was the
guest of the Mis;63 Rosa and Delia Smith,
while in this city.
All the yjung ladies of the city vied with
each other in extending- to the crentlemen a
very pleasaat reception New Year's Day,
Their toiletti were simply superb.
Miss Ind&t Bill, of Toledo. O., i3 visiting
friends in thi citv.
Mr WmfPHtrj offin'innali O snpnttha Iau that oneSenator from each side be' seleet
mt. V m.I dge, Ol k in innatI, spent tne ed keep couut or Ully of the yote aa it la taken.
The concert given bv the Detroit Quar
tette, at thsf Y. M C.'A. Hall, last week
was not a financial success. The singing
was remarkably good, and the failure,
flnancially,was owing to the Club being
Mr. WrnSlaughter, who for three years
baa been Superintendent of the B. M. E.
Sunday School, was presented with a very
East Washington Street.
fine silver butter dish, last Sundav. hv Iha
officers, teachers and scholars of the Sunday
Scnool, in token of their respect for his
services. Mr. Jerome Dal ton presented the
souvenir in a short speech, which was re-
plied to in a fitting manner br the Suner.
The Ouaway Club carried ofT the cookie
on New Year's Day.
The Attacks Rifles Concert, at Reform
Hall, on Monday evening. January 10.
promises to be a grard success, financially
and otherwise. An elaborate programs
has been arranged for, and all wno attend
may expect a mußical treat eush as we have
not had thiß Eeason. The proceeds are to
go for uniforms for tbe boys. Let there be
a good attendance and show the Rifles that
perseverance has its reward.
B. B. Fxlham.
TUE INDIANA LEGISLATURE.
FIFTY-SECOND REGULAB &E9AIOX.
Thciuday, January 6, 1881 10 a. m.
This belüg the day prescribed by th Constitu
tion of the State of Indian (Art. 4, Sec. 9) for th
meeting of tbe General Assenblr. Senators hold-
northeast corner of the Marlon County Court
Under authority contained in a at ft tilt A nf Via.
cember 23, 1S72. the Auditor of State (Hon. Mahlon
v. Mansonj oomraanuea oraer, ana the session
was opened with nraver bv Eldr w. R v Tr.
of the ChriRtUn Church. In Monroe County. '
Twenty-Are Senators, elected In rvtHa 1 c--
for the constitutional period of four vri r!
peHred and answered to their names as follows:
From the Counties cf Posey and Gibson. Gus
Uvns V. Menzies.
From the Counties of Warren and MV rhnm
B. Hart. '
From the Counties of rncr and Pom? rrnr
From the Counties of CmwfnM TT
Orange, John Bens.
rrom the Counties of Dubois. Martin and Tji.
renoe, William Travlor.
From tbe Conn Um of ClarV and swt 1.
From the County of Jeffernon, E. R. Wilson.
From the Counties of Franklin a.nd Rinio a
From the Countiea of Dearhora and Ohio T-ovln
From the Counties of Brown. Monro and Ttor.
tholomew, Klchard L. Coffey.
r torn tne counties 01 oreene and Daviess, Da
rid J. Hefron.
From the Countiea of Knox and Sullivan. 7. W.
From the Countiea of Parke and VprmnUnn
Oliver P. Davis.
From the County of Wavne. Daniel W. Com.
From the Counties of Randolüh and Delaware.
M. C. Smith.
From the Counties of floward and Miami. Mil.
irom the County of Tlonecanoe. Byron W
t rom the Countiea of Beuton. Newton and Jan.
per. George W. Majors.
From the Countip of LaV and Pnrtor Thumis
From the Counties of St. Joaenh and fltarV
David R. Leeper.
From the County of Caui, Charles Kahlo.
From the County of Allen. Thomaa J. Footer.
From the Countiea of Huntington and Well
Abner II. Shaffer.
From the Counties of Adam. Jay and TMav.
ford, Thomas 6. Briscoe.
From tbe Counties of Morgan and Johnson.
George W. Grubbs.
Twenty-five Senators. eleetd laat fvtnhor
iueir iiKincis were canea came forward, and,
standing in front of the Secretary's table, took the
oath of office as administered by Hon. W. E. Nib-
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mcK.oueoi uiejuageaoi trie supreme Court of
Indiana, in the foUowlng order:
rrom me county ox Vanderburgh, William
From the Counties of Decatur and fihelhy.
Francis M. Howard.
From the CounUes of Tlovd and WuhinMnn
8amuel B. Voylea.
From the Counties of Jackaon and Jnninn.
Jason l. Brown.
From the COUntV of Viea. Frand R. Tlihow-
sky. ' ' '
From the Countiea of Clav and Owm. Iaaa M
r rom the Counties of Henrv. DelawarP and Ran
dolph. Eugene H. Bundy.
From the Counties of Grant and Madison, Chas.
r rom tne Countleuof Boone and Clinton, Henry
From the County of Monteomerv. ThAodor it
From the Counties of Fountain and Warren.
Arnet R. Owen.
From the Countv of Laurie. William R Hnt.
From the Countiea of Marshall and Fulton.
William H. Davidson.
From the Counties Of Kosciusko and Waba-h.
Warren G. Sayre.
" rom tne county of Elkhart, David H. WTiite.
From the Counties of (afmnrA and Vrhl
From the Counties of Steuben and DeKalb,
rrom tne counues of Alien and Whitlev. Rob
ert C. Bell.
From the Counties of Carroll. White and Pu.
laski, Jactb Keiser.
From the County of Marion. Flarlua J. Van
From the County of Marlon, George II. Chap
From the Counties of Marien. Haneock and
Shelby, Simon P. Yancey.
trom tne counties of Hendricks and Putnam.
Mmnann V TsvlrHilcro
From the Countiea of Tirton and Hamilton.
From the Counties of Ruh. Favette and Union.
Jese J. Snann.
The Auditor of State made the formal an
nouncement that there was a nuorum nresent.
Mr. Menzies moved that the Senate proceed to
the election of a President pro tem., and for that
position nominated the Senator from Knox Mr.
The motion was agreed to yeas,N7; nays, 1.
Mr. Viehe. on taking the Chair. Raid?
Senators I thank you for the kindneas and
respect you have shown me In electing
mo TOUT temnnrarr nroMinr rffirr
The time during which I may preside
WiU probabl be short. nt whll f nmiinv th
Chair I shall try to dianha
n impartially, and In my efforts to do so I hope
2 u.c in cu-operation or every one of ou. The
nrSt DUSlUeSS in Order I tha liliwtinn vf m nHnntiul
SecreUry, but before we proceed with that X think
;.,f7;:-. nouia De appointea, ana I
Several Senators Corniest 1 rvt.iaontt
Tbe President era tm anrwnA,i o. r,
ifd8Ugge.lÖns-1041 lQ other Senator be
named from the floor, Senator Grubbs was so
Mr. Menzies nominatad t.. tt m.. .
Floyd County, for Principal ,sJt
Mr. Langdon nominated
Marlon County, for thYsampoiltlon. "
There being no further nominaUons. th roll
was called with the following; result"
Those voting for Mr. Rio wm v.. it
Rem, Briscoe, rowa, OoffpSJ.
Why you. can do better at our store
BECAUSE, We buy and sell more
jroods then any other house in
BECAUSE, We manufacture our
BECAUSE, "We are established for
ÖO years and have the confi
dence of our customers.
BECAUSE, Our clerks will treat
you in gentlemanly manner.
son, Davis, Foster, Ilart. Ilefron, Howard,
Hutchinson. Cramer, Ieper, Majors, Marvin,
Menzies, Rahm, Traylor, Urmaton. Viehe, Voyles,
W jods and Woollen 25.
Those who voted for Mr. Wilson were: Measrs.
Bischowski, Bundy, Chapman, Comatock, Gar
rigus, Graham, Grubbs, Henry, Hosteller, Ksblo,
Keiser, Lngdon, Lockridge, Macartney, Owen,
Poindexter. Ristine, Sayre. Shaffer, Smith.
Spann, Van .Voihis, White Wilson and Yancey
No one having received a majority of all the
votea cast, another ballot was ordered.
On motion by Mr. Menzies it was ordered that
when the Senate adjourn it be till 10 o'clock to
Four other ballots were taken, resulting exactly
as the first.
And then tbe Senate adjourned.
House of Representatives.
TnTMDAT, Jaonary 6, 1WI.-10 a. tn.
Membars elected to the House of Representa
tives of the Fifty-second General Assembly of In
diana convened In the Criminal Court Room of
the Marlon County Court House and were orsran-
lzed according to law tbe Secretary of Bute,
lion. John Ö. Fhanklln, in the Chair.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Myron W. Reed, of
the First Presbyterian Church.
The members named below came forward and
received the oath or affirmation of office at the
hands of Hon. Byron K. Elliott, one of the Judges
of the Supreme Court of Indiana.
For Principal Clerk of the House Mr. Cyrus
T. Nixon received flfty-niue votes. Mr. Webster
Dixon, of Bartholomew County, forty and Mr.
J. M. Davlj one rote.
Mr. Nixon having received a majority of the
votes cast was declared elected and sworn Into
For Assistant Clerk of the House Mr. C. C.
Rllev. of Marion County, received fifty-nine votes,
Mr. W. IL Bernhamer. of Mariou County, forty
one votea and Mr. M. H. Ingram one vote.
Mr. c. C. Riley having received a majority of
all the votes cast was declared elected and sworn
Adams. Jay and Wells D. F. Kaln.
Adams and Jay D. V. Raker.
Allea-L. a. Null, 8. E. Sinclair, U. C McDow
ell. Bartholomew P. n. McCormick.
Boone T. M. Hamilton.
Carroll-W. II. Wearer.
Cass J. A. Adrian.
Clarke G. H. D. Gibson.
Clay G. D. Teter.
Clay, Putnam and Hendricks W. M. Ridpath.
Clinton D. C. Brvant.
Crawford and Orange U. C. Hammond.
Daviess C. Lee.
Dear Dorn E. W. Jackson.
Dearborn. Ripley and Franklin J. L. Benham.
Decatur J. B. Robinson.
DeKalb D. D. Moody.
Delaware J. W. Ryan.
Dubois and Pike S. Hargrove.
Elkhart J. E. Thompson.
Elkhart. Noble and DeKalb H. Idding.
Fayette and Union J. M. Huston.
Floyd F. B. Kerr.
Fountain A. Marshall
Franklin A. Miller.
Fulton and Pulaski 9. Whealcr.
Gibson G. C. Mason.
Grant A. T. Wright.
Greene E. Fuller.
Greene, Knox and Sullivan J. P. Mcintosh.
Hamilton J. T. Lindlay.
Hancock M. Chandler.
Harrison J. Hottell.
Hendricks J. G. Miles.
Henry W. M. Bartlett.
Henrv, Hancock and .Madison I. Franklin.
Howard N. R. Lindsay.
Huntington J. B. Keuner.
Jackson J. T. Shields.
Jasper and Newton W. M. Gilman.
Jefferson W. J. Johnson.
Jennings S. Vawter.
Johnson W. H. Harnett.
Knox Henry S. Cauthorn,
Kosciusko W. M. O'Brien.
Kosciusko and Wabash W. D.
Lagrange O. B. Taylor.
Lake T. S, Fancher.
Laporte E. W. Davis.
Lawrence J. Gardner.
Madison 8. W. Edwins.
Marlon I. N. Cotton. J. W
Carter. T. McSheehy and J. S. Hinton.
Marion, Bartholomew and Shelby R. Berry
Marshal T. Sumner.
Martin and Dubois J.
Miami C. A. Cole.
Monroe and Brown J
. W. Busklrk.
Montgomery J. L. Wilson.
Morgan D. Wilson.
Noble V. R. Taylor.
Ohio and Switzerland 8. H. Stewart.
Owen B. Schweitzer.
Parke I. H. Gillum.
Perry J. F. 8ulzer.
Porter 8. 8. Skinner.
Posey J. Walz.
Putnam Willia O. Neff.
Randolph W. E. Murray.
Ripley H. Robinson.
Rush J. W. Smelner.
Scott. Fiord and Clark D. McClure.
8helby E. Cooper.
Spencer W. Huff.
St. Joseph T. J. Wolfe.
8t Joseph and Starke S. Beatty.
Steuben D. H. Roberts.
Sullivan C. T. Akin.
Tippecanoe J. K. O'Neal, II. WeslfaU.
Tipton-G. W. Ham.
Vanderburg J. W. Messlck, J. H. Roelker.
Vermillion J. F. Compton.
Vlgo-D. T. Morgan, VV. H. Melruth.
Warren and Beaton J. Gregory.
Warrick J. W. Cabbage.
Washington S. H. Mitchell.
Wayne H. C. Merideth. H. Floyd.
Wells and Blackford B. F. Cummins.
White and Benton J. P. Carr.
Whitley-W. M. Carr
The Secretary of State then announced that the
House was ready to go into the election of officers,
and that nominations for Speaker were in order.
Mr. Edwins nominated Hon. Henry 8. Cau
torne, of Knox County.
Mr. Lindsay nomiuated non. William M. Rid
path, of Clay County.
' There being no other nominations, the ballot re
sulted for Mr. Ridpath. b vote; for Mr. Cau
thorne. 40 votea.
Mr. Ridpath having received a majority of all
the votes cast was declared duly elected, and on
beiner escorted to the Chair returned thanks for
the honor conferred in a very few remarks,
acknowledging keen sense of the difficulties and
responsibilities of the positton, and asking the
kind indulgence of members generally.
For Doorkeeper of the House Mr. Owen Evans,
of Henry County, received fifty-eight votea. Mr.
David B. Wilson forty-one votea and William
Dajtgy one vote.
Mr. Owen Erans having received a majority of
all the votes cast, was declared elected and sworn
Mr. Fancher offered a resolution that the rulea
of the last aewion be adoDted by the House until
otherwise ordered, and that a Committee of fire
be appointed to prepare rules for the government
of Uils House and. report the same on Monday
The motion was agreed to.
The Speaker subsequently makes this Commit
tee to consist of Messrs. Cauthorn, Edwins, Car
ter. Miles and O'Neal.
Mr. Edwins offered a resolution, which was
adopted, for the appointment of a Committee of
Two to act with a like Committee on the part of
the Senate to wait upon the Governor, and ascer
tain at what time it will salt His Excellency to
deliver hii message to the General Assembly.
Tbe Speaker appointed aa said Committee on
the part of the House Measrs. Schweitzer and
On motion by Mr. Furnas, the use of the Hall
of the House of Representive waa granted to the
Equal Suffrage Association, on Friday evening,
for a lecture by Mrs. Ellen Foster, of Iowa.
Mr. Hinton offered a resolution, which was
adopted, looking to opening of the morning ses
sions of the House with prayer.
And then the Boom adjourned Oil to-morrow
a ruing at 10 o'clock.
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Card and Cigar Cases, Satchels, and
a great variety of Fancy Leather
Goods, painted and embroidered.
Fine Albums, To.let Cases, Gents
Traveling; Cases, Perfumery Sets,
Opera Glasses, Work-Boxes, all in
Great Variety of Swiss and Olive
Fancy Baskets, Silk and Satin Wil
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These goods were all purchased at
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THE NEW APPORTION3IENT.
IIow It May Be Changed By the Census Re.
f peclal to Cincinnati Gazette.l
Washington, Jan. 3. The census statis
tics of the population of the United States
shows that in order to prevent an increase
or decrease of the present number of mem
bers of the House, the ratio of repre
sentation must be fixed at 100,
000. This would make the num
ber of members of the next House 2U0,
three less than at present. Under this bais
Arkansas, California, Iowa. Michigan, Min
nesota, Nebraska and North Carolina would
increase their representation one member
each, and Kansas and Texas increase their
delegations three each. The States
that will lose one member each are Ala
bama, Connecticut, Florida. Indiana, Louisi
ana, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Kbode Island. Tennessee, and
Vermont. New York will lose two mem
bers. The losses are fifteen; gains, thirteen.
The West loses two members and gains nine,
being a net gain of seven. The bouth gains
four and loses five, including Maryland
among the Southern States, being a net loss
of one. The Western and Middle States
lose eight and gain no member, being a loss
The representation of the various States
under the apportionment of.160.000 would be
as follows: Alabama, 7; Arkansas, 5; Cali
fornia. 5; Colorado, 1; Connecticut, 3; Dela
ware, 1; Florida, 1; Georgia, 9; Illinois, it;
Indiana, 12; Iowa, 20; Kansa, 0;
Kentucky, 10; Louisiana, 5; Maine, 4;
Maryland, 5; Massachusetts, 11; Michigan,
10; Minnesota, 4; Mississipi, 6; Missouri 13;
Nebraska, 2; Nevada, 1; New Hampshire, 2;
New Jersey, 7: New York, 31; North Caroli
na, 8; Ohio, 19; Oregon, 1; Pennsylvania,
26; Rhode Island, 1; South Carolina, C;
Texas, 9; Vermont, 2; Virginia, 9; West
Virginia, 3; Wisconsin, 8; Tennesee, 9.
Under this division the Western States
would have 116 members in the House, not
including the Territories; the Eastern and
Middle States 88, and the Southern States
86. The Western States would, therefore,
be almost all-powerful in the next Congress.
A learned Judge.
"Boys will be boys," is a trite adage, and
a Court In Kansas has woven it into law.
In a suit for damages on account of injuries
received by a boy while playing about a
railroad track, a Justice of the 'Kansas Su
preme Court decided that boys had certila
rights which must be respected, and that
nature's gift of mischief-making must not
be used against the boys. "Everybody
knows," said the Court, "that by nature and
by instinct boys love to ride, and tave to
move by other means than thir own loco
motion. They will cling to the hind end of
moving wagons, ride upon swings and swing
ing gates, slide upon cellar doors and rails
of staircases, pull sleds up hill in order to
ride down upon tbem in the snow, and even
pay to ridf upon imitation chariot swung
around in a circle by means of a horse
power. Now, everybody knowing tho na
ture and the instincts common to all boys,
must act accordingly. No person has a
right to leave, even on his own land, dan
gerous machinery calculated to attract and
entice boys to it, there to be injured, unlesa
he first takes proper steps to guard against
all danger; and any person who docs" thus
leave dangerous machinery exposed, with
out first providing against all danger, ia
guilty of negligence,"
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