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PRINTED AHD PUBLISHBD BT. The,0hio Statesman Company. COLUMDUS, OHIO I ' , "i . -i " " ' ' ' 11 1 1 THUKSpJLY. M9?XJTQ. --. MARCH 18. DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION. Thursday, May 24th, 1866. Th 'Annal SUte . Convention of h DmocrttlA party ot Ohio, will be field In Columbus, on Tfc"riiy the 4il day r si-.-. IMS. to tratwact such business may come before It, and to put In nomina tion candidates for the loiiowiiig pnices; Secretary f State; - t ' nr Judge of the Supreme Court f Iffmher ot the Board of Public Work. The basU of representation lor the appor tionment of Delegates la aa follows;, One Delegate for each county ; one for every Jive hundred votes Riven lor lien, ukorge w . Uoboam for Governor, last October : and an additional one for every fraction of two hundred end tfy, "d upwards. me num her nf Delegates to which each county 1 entitled, is Indicated in the following table 7fcocwm. Adams. ...... Allen Jtshlend., Athens.. ..... Auglaisa. .......... Ashtabula Belmoat ,.....'.,'... Hrflwa ...J. .-..... Butler Carroll.. j.. .... Champaign Clarke.... Clennosvt ....... No " COBIfTIIS. Lotran. ........ Lorain... Lucas.. Madison Mahoning...... Marion.. Merlin Nn Hi Du ft Meigs Mcroef , Miami .... Monro UfintMifnAPV , 11 Morgan Clinton .v Coshocton, .. 4 Morrow MiiHkinffnm . -i-i Vrawtora t ...v.. 13 ...... 4 Nnhla.. fftho..... Ottawa Paulding umbh Kerry Pickaway Pike ... irefianoe... lelaware... Iria. airfield ;.. ayetta .... Franklin... Fulton Gallia eemra.... Greene Guernsey... Hamilton .. Hancock ... II anil n Harrison ... Henry Highland... Hooking.... H1 i aa Huron Jackson..... iotjwraoo. .. mix Lake WmnM . arka Portara Preble Putnam Richland K.M.-... K&nrluskv ... Scioto Seneca Khelbv S.mruit xk..- Trumbull...... luscarawa.... Union. ......... Van Wert Vinton.. Warren Washington ... Wayne Williams....... Wood Wyandot , 4 looking S Total No. Del 478 The treat issue before the people is, whether all the powers of Government shall be concentrated in the hands ot the General Government the States belnz re duced to the condition of counties and a consolidated despotism be thereby estab lished: or, whether those rights of local sell-irovernment which our fathers enjoy' ed and which we Inherited from them, and without which there can be no real liberty, no wise government, no public economy, no light taxation, shall be preserved. A powerful faction, represented by a ma jority In Congress, have conspired to over throw the free and beneficent Institutions of onr fathers, and to substitute therefor an Oligarchy, of privileged classes, crushing the mass of the people and all individual liberty, under the weight of a despotic and unrestricted General Government To ef fect this object, they, in plain violation of the Constitution, exclude eleven States from representation in Congress, and insist upon conferring upon negroes the right to vote not out of regard to the negro, but because they expect to be able, with their money, to control his vote, and thereby perpetuate their party ascendency. Let every man who is opposed to the schemes of the conspirators, who cherishes the Institutions founded "by our fathers, who appreciates the necessity and benefits of local self-government, who is opposed to seeing the great State of Ohio shorn of her dignity and, reduced to the dependent con dition ot a county, or who la opposed to Negro Suffrage, Join with the Democracy in rescuing our country from the grasp of the Mallgnants. - By order of the Democratic State Cen tral Committee of Ohio. JOHN G. DUN, Chairman. That Accounts of the Result in New Hampshire. On the 11th Inst., two days beiore the election, a Washington special informed the Baltimore Sun, that "advices from New Hampshire are that the letter of the Post master General and the going home of the clerks 'of the Departments, to vote, is con strued fcy the people as a wish ef the Ad- ministration for the success of the Kadlcal Abolition Gubernatorial ticket," ' J ' , , It the President is not satisfied with the result of the election in New Hampshire, he can thauk Postmaster General Dbnni ok and tb' heads of Departments at '. "Washington. '- The President's protest against this sort of business wag made too late. . 1 J. - - - ' ' ' The Only Hope of the Country. Stronger does the conviction become dally thai the Only hope for the country, is la the success' of the Democratic party." The Banj duily Register (Radical) has. become satis fied that "between the Johssom Conserva tives,? -In, the Republican party, "on the one hand, and the Sumneb Impracticables on the other, it seems likely that the cause of the country must go begging.", t This l a proposition so plain that It Is very strange that the most of people do not act In accordance with its suggestions, and Identify themselves with the Democratic i i 7 .' 1 'i: Democratic Gain in New Hampshire. " ' aire.' ' - 1 It was announced through some of the telegraphic dispatches on . Wednesday that New Hampshire had ' gone Republican by ten thvutand majority being a large increase . on the Republican majority last year. The SUte has not gone Republican by any such majority' In 08 ulties ud. towns heard from the Democrats made a net gain of 890 1 Thud. Stevens' Remarks on"- President Johnson, 'nnder to-day's "Congressional," Is one of the wick-edtiit things tsiUut.ZanesviUe Courier. No, It ain't. The "wickedest" thing is to profess frlundohlp for the president's policy, . anil vote tat ciiulijuio who oppose that policy; !l Ol ' "The Sophism of Assumption" Almost any one who ha put himself to the trouble of noticing the Republican par ty for the meet of the Urns It has been in piwer, has observed a peculiar kind of malignity as seeming to constitute Vftl'Stttf arnr of all the efforts of Its leaflets to both houses of Cougress. The e'ftof ft, 'In deed, of the leaders of this pttrtyliave been all the time charged with enVy and bitter ness to the very brim. The excuse for the Indulgence of sflch , 'feeling towards the people of the South Is the assumption set p that the Southern people tried to de utroy the Government. All the movements of Wadb, Wilson, Sumner, Stbvkns, et id omni oenu.,are based on this assertion This too' has been thoughtlessly accepted by a large proportion of the people. Dur lng the strife there was but little time for reason or for the more prosy operation of looking up causes.. Passion is now, how ever, subsiding, and the people everywhere are getting Into the proper mood for In qulry. It will not be long before they will see that the "Sophism of Atsumption" has had quite a wide range In the logic or the Ke publican party. By way of starting , in quiry, allow us to suggest to the reader the asking of a low questions: Who first com menced the preaching of sectional doc trines? The Abolitionists. Who first be came dissatisfied with the National flag and advocated the tearing of It down?. Ab olitionists. Who spoke of the Constitu tion as a covenant with Death and i league with Hell? Garrison. Who first elected a President ' pledged to the carrying out of sectional doctrines; pledg ed Indeed to use the power and influence of bis station to take from the people of oue section their property without compensa tion, property too that had been acquired nnder the same sanctions ot law that the people of the North had acquired their farms and houses? The Abolltlonttts. ar, Wdi in the Senate of the United States absolutely gave, in one of his speeches, the programme by which this act of injustice waste be consummated. Knowing that the people of the South could not be de prived of their property by invoking the Cofuijtltution, he was in favor of shelving this instrument and getting in Its place the wur power. This was very Ingeniously ac complished. The Southern status of for bearance was calculated. The amount of Insult the people would bear was discuss ed. Tbo plan was then set upon foot to get them to Strike (hefint blow." The striking ef the first blow was a circumstance out of which a great deal of capital might be made. It was a trump card for the Abo litionists. They at once saw the advant' res of their Dosltlon. Men who had been all their lives at heart disunionists, sudden ly veered round and became great advo cates of the Union. No soldiers could have been enlisted In the name of Aboli tionism, not anv: but in the name of the Union, who could stand back? The next thing was to prepare something in the way of buncombe appeals for the people, something that would tell in the way of getting up an army of invasion. From the Ingenuity displayed In getting up these appeals no doubt they were the result of conference among the leaders, of studied and well measured plans for cap turing tho people by surprise. Thus the National flag has been made to trail in the dust." "The urn of the nation is in dan ger." "The rebels have put a knife at the tliroat of the nation." "What sacrifices of life and property too great for preserving the best Government the world ever saw?" "The rebellion must be crushed out" "The traitors must be subdued, if It takes the last dollar and the last man." "No sacri fices too great in the cause of the Union." When Cbask went to New lork to borrow money with which to commence hostilities, he said to the bankers thereof: "What will your city, with all Its money and property, amount to, if the Union should be destroyed by the rebels?" i The catalogue" Indeed of ad captandum phrases has been totally exhausted in ef forts to fill the eyes of the people with dust and keep the real character ol the sue out of view. Nor were these efforts un successful. Men, right minded men, all over the country looked with contemptuous as tonishment upon the scene before them. To see a people alike in ethnological pecu liarities, with common interests, with a history prosperous beyond example In ma terial things, holding the same views on religion, and connected together by the tame systems of internal improvements; to see such a people plunged into a civil war the most vindictive in character, by a set of unprincipled place-hunters, and that, too, on evidence having no higher claims to confidence than the "Sophism of Afsump tlon," Is humiliating to the last degree. By such, the appeals " Who can stand back when the life of the nation Is at stake?" 44 Who will shrink from duty when the best Government the world ever saw Is being tried by fire?" etc, etc, it was taken for granted by the masses at the North that the rebels had inaugurated a crusade against the Government and were bent upon its destruction. The assumptions were care fully fixed so as not to be perceived, and In all instances had the effect designed, The battles of Abolitionism were fought In the name of the Union. At one of te meetings of the Royal So ciety of London, a question like this was asked :' Why does not a vessel of water receive no addition In Its weight by a live fish being put into Itf" The society went to work to ascertain the cause ; some very flue theories were proposed In explanation. At last some one of the, Saxons called in question the fact that had been admitted without suspicion,, and thus the problem was solved and the society found it had been sold out by, the "Sophism of: As- H. LSinator Shkbmah and other Republi cs are going to Connecticut to help the Radicals carry that State. If the President wants that State to be carried against him, too, he should allow Postmaster General Dknxiboi- and the Beads of Departments to use the patronage they handle the same way. ' Death of Judge Morris. The venerable Judge Presley Morrisdied at his residence in this city on Friday morn ing last, la the 83d year of his age. He was pneof our oldest and most estimable citizens and a man of untarnished name Set" o Qatettee. " ' ' ' 11 , " t Da. Arthur Watts died at his residence ear this city on Sunday night last, aged about sixty years. Dr. Watts was tor many .r. fxt the lead In agriculturists Smd stock growers in tho Scioto Valley, and ..... imnrn thrnnThntit thfl SLate. phiUtcolhe Gazette, 1 ' ' ".'y.i.. The Ross County Treasury. On Friday, Starch 0, the Commissioners of Ross cotfrVty, assisted by Messrs. Pear son, Franklin, Guokmlet and Dustman, Vllih Prosecuting Attorney Minbhall, Al Vf.dYapl, E?q, and Amos Smith, Esq., as legal advisers, completed their examina tion of the Treasury orthat county. The examination disclosed a deficiency of 38, 495.35.4. Subsequently, the Commissioners ascertained that one hundred dollars had been paid Into the Treasury for which no receipt had been entered by the Treasurer making the deficit $38,595.35.4. The Com missioners reported that they "have no knowledge of the cause of said deficiency;" that they were "Informed by Mr. Ritten- housk that he Is Ignorant of the cause of said deficiency," and that "he wholly dis claims any use or appropriation of said moneys." Said Rittenhousb, however, anJ his several sureties have paid into said Treasury, on account of said deficiency, the sum of twenty-one thousand, six hundred and sixty-five dollars 'and twenty-seven cents. Mr, Rittentiousb was arrested on Friday evenlng.on the aUldavit of T. A. Min BHAJ.L, Esq., the Frosocutlng Attorney, setting forth that he had unlawfully and fraudulently converted to his own use the ascertained deficiency. Mr. Rittenhousk plead not guilty, and the hearing of the case was adjourned until the 13th of March, at 9 o'clock A. M. Mr. Rittenhouse's fa ther becoming his surety in the sum of $20,000 for his appearance at that time. It Is very strange that Mr. Rittenhousb should disclaim all knowledge as to how this deficiency occurred, and yet be so prompt to pay in on account over twenty one thousand dollars. Through private In formation, we learn that there Is at Chilll cothea unity of opinion about the way In which the deficiency occurred, and that it was through Mr. Ritteshousb himself. ; , "The Country Out of Danger." "Mack" writes to the Cincinnati Commer cial from Washington the following under date March 12: "The country may he pronounced out of danger. The favorable symptoms of the past few days are the defeat ot the Civil Rights bill (for its recommittal amounts to a defeat), the postponement of an unmean ing Constitutional amendment In the House, and the rejection of tho representation amendment in the Senate, and last but not least, the distinct disclaimers on the part ol such men as Fessenden and Wilson of any intention to make negro suffrage a condi tion precedent of the restoration of the Union. I might include in this list, also, indications of disagreement among the Hadicnla themselves a Quarrel whether about prlnclpleor expediency I don't know, but a quarrel any how, for which thanks to the Giver of every good and perfect gift. When we hear one Radical saying that the Constitutional amendment recently adopted confers the right of suffrage on ' the nezro. and another swearing that it does no such thing, and a third vowing that civil and political rights are two dif ferent and distinct things, and then listen to Sumner capping the climax of discord with the assertion that the right of the darkles to vote comes from Heaven direct, we are strongly reminded of that debating ' society at Oxford college, which numbered four members and represented five religious sects, and are firmly persuaded that a house so thoroughly divided againi t itself cannot stand. "The Constitutional amendment on the subject of representation may be consider ed dead. It Is stilt before the Senate in a motion to reconsider, but the House propo sition havinz been defeated by a larger ma jority than was expected, there is scarcely a possibility ol any compromise Deinjj patched up that will receive the support necessary for its passage. There is now pending a proposition to base representa tion on the number of actual voters, ofler ed by Mr. Doolittle, of Wisconsin. If this had been reported from the committee of Fifteen in the first place, I believe it would have passed, but New England influence was too strong against it, and the fact that It would deprive Massachusetts of one or two Representatives was taken as prima facie evidence of its nullity. It Is too late now, even should isoston magnanimously yield." . Now, let the people rally to the support of the Democratic party, and all will be well. It was In consequence of the Demo cratic Senators and Representatives in Con-' gress standing firmly by the principles of , the Constitution, that "Mack" is enabled to declare that "the country may be pronounc ed out of danger." i . Condition of Affairs in Louisiana. Of late, the Radicals have represented af fairs in Louisiana as in a deplorable con ditiondisloyalty Increasing and growing more rank. Hon. John Hutchins Is one of the pioneers in the Abolition move ment. His politics are decidedly West ern Keservisn. xuereiore, ne is not a man who would undertake to gloss South ern matters over. If anything, he would be Inclined to set a little "down in malice" against the Southern people. The follow ing is from the Cincinnati Gazette of the 14th instn and we respectfully commend It to the consideration of that class of our peo ple who will make themselves miserable. by believing every report prejudicial to the South that is being manufactured : Hon. John Hutchins, formerly member of Congress from the Western Reserve, has been in. Louisiana for some months past, and has lately returned to his home in Warren. Trumbull county. 10 tne Cftrow- cleot that place he has contributed four letters, elving nis views 01 tne condition or affairs in the Southwest. He left the South too soon to judge of the effects of the Pres ident's veto, which he regrets, but does not believe it will be very disastrous in its re sults. He thinks that up to the time the veto was announced things were gradually changing for the better; that the prospects were far more favorable, the enmity toward the North being less, in January than in November. The ireedmeit have falsified the gloomy predictions of the Southern whites, and are generally working well. Among those classes ot the whites which formerly despised labor of all kinds, the. spirit of industry seems to be awakened. He regards it as now hardly possible that the right of suffrage in a qualified form could be extended to the freedmenf but be lieves if the President had required it a short time ago, a majority of the late rebel States would have as readily adopted this as they did the Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery. , It was no more dis tasteful to tbemj , ! Thb Democratic members of the Ohio Legislature have issued a very able and in teresting Address to their constituents, which we shall publish next week. ,Thls Address, however, relates wholly to Na tional affairs and we suggest to them the propriety and importance of Issuing an other Address, devoted to 8tate affairs embracing the mismanagement of the fi nances generally, Including the Governor's contingent fund, the workings of the old and new Banking system; the disposition at the snecle In Banks at the time of their suspension, and the changes in manner of tAnXntr Bank caDital tne conduct ot ran road companies in charging illegal freight and fare, and unjust discriminations against local freight and other Important matters. They are on the spot where all necessary information! can be obtained, ana such a document would be of great value In' tfce document would be of great value In' tfcel I , , coming campalgn.-Ctrtoctott Democrat, . ,. J THE OHIO LEGISLATURE. THE OHIO LEGISLATURE. WEDNESDAY, March 14, 1866. SENATE. MORNING SESSION. Prayer by the RoV. f. 1). Morrli. 1 The Journal waa read and approved. i , Mr. HUliLISl 11 presented the memorial of the "proprieUm of the cemetery of Spring Grote.l' in Hamilton county, aaking an amendment of tlitir charter ao that they can parcbaae additional land to be added to thoiroeinotey, Heveral billa were reail the eoond time and refer red to appropriate committees. The follow ing billa were pawed: H. U Tn provide for the rnmoval of the Beat of iuKtioe of Wood county from Perry-burg to Uowlii.g fc.II. ii. Authorlilng the village of Milloraburg to urrrow money for achnol houre purpose!. i A. 11. SuppUmeulary to Hie act to rognlat the foe" of officers in eiyii and criminal caes. . It requires the leet of tiberiff on foreign writs to be paid in advance. a. H. To revive seotion forty-one of an act to provide fur the creation and regulation of incorporat ed companies. i The following bill was lout on its pasKage- j HH. Aui'mliuR the act of Marob So, 1SH4. rela tive to (tie rail u re or turn pa'ires to keen ilieir rom prooer repair. ' 1 he Tote wasreoousidtred aud the bill was laid on tuo lama. -.- ' ' Senator Brooks' bill amending the act providing for the better regulation of the receipt, disburse, ment and safe keeping of the public revenue, so as to aholinh the office of Comptroller or the Tr,aurv.as rrad a third time, and pending its consideration the beuate took a recess. AFTERNOON SESSION. ' The donsideratlon of Mr. lirooks' bill, to abolish the office of Comptroller of the Treasury, was re lumed. Mr WILLETT hoped that the bill would not be pressed to a rote now. If it should be pressed he would feel compelled to votesgainst it, for though he was not very Jawiliar with tbeduties of the Comp troller, yet in tinios like these he was in favor of throwing around the publio treasure all the safe guards po,.ible. - Mr. BATEM AN doubted the expediency of adopt ing sueh a measure at this time. 'I he creation of the office of omptrollor was made at a period when tna people hal sutfored a great loss by the dis honesty of those in whom they bad trusted; it was provided for their future protection and has received their sanction, and while it may not be a very cer tain protection, they believe it is, and wonld purhaps be unwilling to have it abolished. In order to test the sense of the Senate on the subjeit, ha would novelet the bill be laid on the table. ' Mr. UKUUB.aaid be had no desire to force the passage of the bill on the Senate, but he thought that jSenatore were as well prepared to vote on it at the present t me as they ever would be. lie had ex amined the question very thoroughl v. and in common witn several mate otlioialsand otuors he wassatis ' Bed that the Comptroller a, of no real benefit to the State whatever, and for one, he was in favor of doing away with all useless olhces and thereby re duce the financial burdens of the people. - The bill waa laid on the table by 21 yeas to 12 Bars. . , . House bill, introduced by Mr. Rutter, Author- lung too Incorporation ol hoarding bouse asso- eiatinns in connection with Universities, Colleges ana seminaries, was lost on lis passatn; also Senate bill, introduced by Mr. Wilson, To cod- tfv the road laws. ' A motion to reconsider the vote waa laid an the tal'le. The following bill was nassed House bill. Amending the act prescribing the duties of County Commissioners, in a, to make it unnecessary to submit to a vole nf the people the propriety oi erecting a pumio Duildiug or making anv Dublie improvement unless it involves an ex penditure of more than tlo.uuo. It was amended so as to allow the Commissioners to replace a bridge ' destroyed by a tempest or other casuality at an ex pense of not inoro than 116,000, without waiting for toe sanetion ot tne people. Mr. DATfc.MAN offered the following resolution, Which wa adopted: lirtolred by tin Gerural Anttmhly of tht Statt ot Ohia That thA KM.ml.rv nf Nt!ji Ka riin,.f.l hi send to each Clerk of the Court of Common l'leasof the counties or the a'ate, one copy ol each volume of the Ohio State Reports hereafter published, to gether with the fifteenth volume just published, from any number tnat maybe delivered to uiu lor tne use ol in- Mate. The following resolution, offered by Mr. KEL LOGO, was adopted: Httotvd. That when the Senate adiourn nn Pri day next, it shall be until Tuesday of next week at s ( ciuc k r, i. The Senate then took a recess until 9 o'clock to morrow morning. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. MORNING SESSION. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Thompson, member of the last House ot Jteprctentatives. I be Journal ot yes terday was read and approved. Mr. LAKWILli presented the petition -of eiti aens of Ashland county, for a law asainst the sale of ale, beer and wine, at well as all intoxicating liquors which wu referred to the Temperance committee. Mr. COCHRAN presented the petition of citi 10ns of Hamilton county, for a law to authorise the Commissioners of smd county to build a bridge acrnrs Mill creek on the line ol Sth street, Cincinnati, and to levy a tax therefor which wai referred to the Representative fioin Hamilton. Mr. KOKTHW AY presented tne volition of citi icns of New Lynne township. Ashtabula county, for a law to authorise Townsh p Trustees to ievy a tax to refund all moneys paid by individuals for raisng volunteers wbicU was referred to the f inance com mittee. Mr. FITCH presented the petititionof oitiiena of Jefferson township, brown county, for a law to authoriie the Trustees of said township to levy a tax not to exceed tiouo to pay local bountiM-pwbich was referred to ibe committee on Military Affairs. Mr. HOWARD asked and obtained leave to with draw House bill No. mi. Sunary bills were read the leoond time and eom . milted. .Mr. Chae's House bill. To amend section 7 of an act to exemp; the homestead ef families from forced I, la on exocutioa to pay debts, passed March V, IKio, was read the third time, aud lostyeas 29, nays 50. Mr. Hill's House bill, to provide for the early pub lication of the general laws in newspapers, and lor other purposes, was r ad the third time, and then, upon motion of its author, laid upon the table. Mr. Kerr's House bill. To require a return of the statistics of crime to the Attorney General in No vember instead of .December, wa, read the third time, and passed yeas 67, nays 6, Mr. Davenport's House bill, For the relief of Jo seph Cabel, was read the third time, and then, on motion ot its author, laid on the table. Mr. Hitohoook's House bill. To amend the first lection of the act entitled "an act supplementary to an act entitled 'an act to provide for bounty paid to Ohio volunteers who enlisted and were mustered into the service of the U nited States under the ca'ls of the President, issued en the second day of July and fourth day of August, A. 1). 1863,' passed April T, 13," passed Aprils, IMS, was read tae third time, and passed yeas 74, na,s 1. Mr. Johnson's House bill. To provide for taking the enumeration of Deaf and Dumb, Wind, I sane and Idiotic persons, in this Stale, was read the third time, and passed yeas 74, nays 0. Mr. WILLIAMSON'S Senate bill. To authorise the incorporation of Hoards of Trade and Chambeia of Commerce, was read the thitd time, when, upon motion of Mr. Glover, it was made the special order, for Thursday, March 22, at X P. M. . Mr. HATbMAN'S Senato bill. Tu provide for a distribution of documents by the Secretary of State, the expense to be paid out of his contingent fuud, was read a third time. The passage of the bill, was advocated by Messrs. Nixon, Sawyer, Gaddis and Young, and opposed by Messrs. Wilos, Hill, (Jurtia and Banning. Mr. GLOV ER moved to refer the bill to a com mittee of one with instructions to amend se as to make the additional expense of clerkship In conse quence of the law, in the Secretary's office, deducted I rout the pay of members, and to make it take ctT ot at the commencement of the extra session next wiu tcr. Jjoat. 'I TMbill was then lost on the question of passage yeas 26, nays t3. . A ; . The House then took a recess. AFTERNOON SESSION. Mr. Knowles' Senate bill. To Increase the fees of the Clerk of the Supreme Court for entering oases on the motion docket from (2 to f5, and on the trial docket from 15 to 110, was read the third time. i Messrs. Koynton, Lock wood, Hruff, Ulooia and Stanton opposed the bill, and Messrs. Nixon and bawyer advocated it. A motion was made by Mr. BRUFF that the bill be referred to the committee on Fees and Salaries, with instrnctioos to substitute a bill providing alary for Clerk of the Supreme Court. : This motion wa sustained by sereral memberr. but was withdrawn, and the vote by which the bill waa ordered to a third reading was reconsidered, and the bill waa referred to the Judiciary oommittee. . . Mr. Bateman's Senate bill. Allowing street rail road companies to lay oo track on a street ia er tain oases, woen the eoment of the property-holdera along the rout cannot be ohlainvd. Passed. Mr. Doau's Senate bill. To authorize the trustees of Clark township, CUnton county, to levy a tax to par bounty. Passed. ... - Mr. Hollister'i Sensta bill. To provide for the wel. fare of abandoned and neglected children inoitios of the first and second class. Passed. i The bill authorises the manager of children's homes or industrial schools, in cities of the first and second class, to take abandoned and neglected chil dren under their guardianship, under prescribed con ditions. Mr. Tibbal'i Senate bill .Fixing the spring term of lh Cnnrt nt (Jnminnn Flnaa ill Summit flountV OB the Jun Ml; he 8th of May, and in Lorain couaty on toe otn ot ne, was opposed by .Mr. blanton ana supported oy Boynton, and passed. Mr. Bateman's Senate bill for tbe relief of by draalieeomranies, freeing such oompanies from ous ter for non user, waa passed. .... i Mr. aLOVKK.on leave, from th committee on Finance, reported in favor of the paag of H. B. 234, To amend the 2d section of the aot to provide for admission, without charge, in the Htate universite and common bohool, of persons who, when minors, ntaredthe military serviaeof tbe United b tales, yassed February 10, 1885. T ItnUmrf t he read a third tlma to-morrow. - The following bills were introduced and read a nrst ' HVMr.'VvRlGHf-Tof,uthoris Board of Ed. aat.ion to receive certain donations. , I R, Mr: PIATT SoDnlementerV to an act to aniena tne .oeuooi taw, pasneu rouruu .i, uv ,ud Authorising the introduction, of the school of tho ! , . i l . i i , . , 1 1 u ,j ,4.1 -Hj By Mr. HO WARD To amend section! t and of an aot to authorii the county commissioners of Greene oounty to sell real estate in said county, ana to provide for the erection of a county infirmary and 1 -l 1 1 ..ill AAhnt. nu Anvil 11 1HS3. y :t. , By Mr. LOCK WOOD To amend sec linn S of tho Act for the encouragement of agriculture, passed Feb. 88. , a amended by tbe aet passed Feb. 20, iaei.-''& ' - - - - jMr, pjDMAJ wpwtedfjtaa tl the eoquU oa Agriculture, on Mr. Bloom's resolution W Inquiry relative to the facta regarding the importation of oattle from Texas. No legislation waa recom mended. 1 Mr. (1 A DDIS reported from committee on Re form Schools, recommending the passage of S. 11.' r.tl. To inorease the salaries of acting Commissioner and Matron. The bill was orders i to be read a third time to-morrow. ...... Mr. NIXON, from tli Judiciary committee, re ported in favor nf the passage of S. B. M, To atneud the act of jurisdiction before Justices of the Peace and Constables in civil oases. Ordered to be read third time to-morrow. - Mr. DANG LE II. from the oommittee nn Railroads, reported in favor of the passage of II. B. 181. To amend the eel for the a eation and rrgul tion incor porated companies, etc. Ordered to be read a third lime to-morrow, - Mr;-OH ASK, from the committee on Municipal Corporation, reportod in favor of the passage of II. U. 17 2, Supplementary to I he aot to provide for the tiTgaaisatiim ' f artie and villages te.v Ordered to le rea l a third lime to-morrow. Mr, BLOOM, from committee oa Benevolent la stitutioiu, reported, recommending an aiuendmont and passage ef S. ti. 1'JO, To amend the act to prevent the carrying on ef certain brandies of trade in the vicinity of benewlen( institutions. Amendment agreed to, and the bill ordered to a third reading to morrow Mr. llUOnF.S, from committee oo Uafiroarls and Turupikes, reported, recom mending indefinite post ponement of S. B. 74, Relative to fixing tolls of turnpikes and plant roads. The consideration of the bill waa postponed until March S2d. Mr. HII. I,, from oommittee on the Judiciary, re. pored back H, U, 1S4, Relative toe tax for building abridge at the foot of Town street, in Columbus, without recommendation. Referred to Jdewr. Uibbs and Marshall. Mr. HUGHES, from committee on Railroads and Turnpikes, reported that no legislation is necessity relative to tbe reduotiouof tolls on turnpikes, aa pe titioned lor ny citizens or Koss aoutit.. , Agreed to. Mr. BLOOM reported from Judiciary oommittee, recommending the indefinite postponement ol n. 11 162, Supplementary to the aot regulating the respon. ihil i 1 9 nf innV Mmn. A vrrnift lo. Mr. llOYNTON, from same oommittee, reported. recommending tbe indefinite postponement ol M. o. 180, To extend the power of Probate Count ia car. tain caea. Agreed to. - " Mr. COCHRAN, from cemmitlee 00 Corpora tions other than Municipal, reported amendments to II. Ii. IU5, wbicb were agreed to a 'd toe bill or dered to be read a third time to-mnrrow, Mr. WELSH, from the Temoerance oommittee reported, recommending tbe passage of H. B. 155, To amend the liquor law. Amendments agreed to, and the bill onlored to be rrad a third time to-morraw. Mr. PHILLIPS, from oommittee on Fees and Sal aries, reported, recommending the indefinite post-, poncment of U. B. 161, To increase tbe fees of Coun ty treasurers, a treed to. Mr. NORTHWA Y, from Judiciary committee, re ported in favor of Senate substitute to II. B. llu. To amend tne act relating to juries, (substitute agreed to yeas 71, nays none. Mr. HITCHCOCK, from Finance committee. re ported, recommending that Mr, Piatt's bill to provide tor the appointment of Railroad Commissioners, etc., be referred tooomnuttoeof the Vt bole fur considera tion. Acreed to. Leave of absence waa asked and obtained for Messrs. Hruff. Oren. Masters. Alexander and Kagy. II. B. 1i2 was taken from the table and made the special order for Wednesday, Maroh 21, at 11 o'clock A. M. If. B. 110 was taken from the table and referred to Mr. Ulover to make certain amendments. II. B. 159. To orovide for tne valuation of lands in' eluded in new town plats, nr additions thereto, was taken from tne tnnie and passed yaa 78, nays none, The House then adjourned. LOCAL NEWS. John McCullougii Is playing at Tur ner's Opera House, Dayton. Great preparations are being made at Cleveland for the celebration of St.' Pat rick's Day. The Court of Common I'lcas was prlncl pally engaged yesterday In the trial of the mill dam case of Chittenden against Klckly The evidence was closed, and tho case argued to tbe jury by counsel in the after noon. ..: . The proprietors of the various circuses, menageries and similar traveling exhibi tions, are said to be actively preparing for tho coming campaign. The great West will be a prominent point this season, and the opposition will be lively. George Miller, oi Iberia, Morrow coun ty, was Instantly killed on Monday, near Rochester, by falling from the top of a car on a freight train, and being run over by the train. He was a.brakeman on the C. C. & C, railroad. ' A Convention of military gentlemen was held in the Secretary of State's office on Tuesday evening, and preliminary ar rangements made for forming a State Mili tary Union, The meeting adjourned to Thursday of next week. Reduction of Fare. We are officially informed that on and after, to-3ay (Thursday) Ihe fare on the street railroad will be reduced to five cents. Good Advice. The Worcester (.Mass.) Palladium thinks the Rads. had better keep their jaws locked on the bone they hold in their mouth, than drop It to bark at other pups in the same kennel. Blind Tom commences a series of Piano Concerts at the Opera House on Monday evening. , He is giving entertainments this week in the Masonio Temple at Louisville. The Journal says of him : His entertainments never fail to astound those who witness them. There is somes thing so really supernatural In his musical powers that no one can enter nis presence without feelings of awe, indescribable awe. Wall Paper Decorations. Go to Sellcck & Co.'s Bazaar, corner of High and Town streets, for beautiful styles o wall paper, decorative borders, Window curtains and shades. There will be found a stock embracing beauty and va riety on an extensive scale, and sold at the cheapest rates. Call and see..1! C '. I ' mchl4-dlw. .. Discharged. James Simmons and James Condon, ar rested last week on the charge of swindling a man out of $500 at a saloon near tbe de pot, have been discharged, the prosecuting witness tailing to appear against them.' ' ' The colored man Burns, arrested for steal ing a cow, has also been discharged for' a Similar reason. . , , , , -v , , r Against Win. Arthur (colored), commil' ted to jail for grand larceny, the grand jury found no bill, and be has ol course been die charged.' . The State Fair Located at Dayton. The State Board of Agriculture, at their session at the Capitol on. Tuesday,- the 13th IneW 'decided1 that the (next State' Fair should be held at Day ton. - ,, ,i ,,t Two propositions were presented to the Board from Day ton to pay $5,000 in cash with the grounds' aa they are, or to give the grounds and put them In order with the necessary Improvements for the Fair. The Boart, accompanied by . their; Secretary, Mr.Kllppart, went Gown to Dayton yester day, to view the grounds, and determine which of the two propositions, they would icceptjj -! s . t f ' Franklin County Stock Sales. We are gratified to learn that enterpris ing gentlemen have made arrangements tor holding monthly stock sales in this city or Tlclnlty, similar to those now held at Lon don, and other points la the central portion , of the State. It Is expected that the first sale will take place on the first Thursday Ijn April next, and that the first Thursday ot each month thereafter will be a regular sale, day... It, is also In. contemplation to have a butchers' sale of stock on Thursday of each" week,. For ,the 'present, grounds have been, secured. for tb monthly stock sales near the , northern terminus of the Street raiTrbad. The enterprise Is worthy of encouragement, and we hope it will be prosecuted to a successful Isaufctni i M; ... ,,. .aoiK-J land. City and Township Democratic Convention. - " ' ' ' ' ' t i v The Democracy of the city of Columbus and of Montgomery township will meet on Friday, March 23, 1866. . between the hours of f and 9 o'clock, in the several Wards of the city, and 3 and 4 o'clock In the Township, at the usual places of holding elections, to elect delegates to attend a City and Township Convention, to m'ect'fftthe' r : . City Hall, on Saturday Evening, March 24th, at.7) o'clock,,. to nominate .the following city and township officers, to be elected on jthrrflrst, Montjay ol April next,-towlt Clty Marshal, one Justice ot- tne jfcace, 'three Township Trustees, Township Clerk !three Constables, Township Treasurer and Township Assessor.-. . , . - . , .The several Wards of the city and Mont gomery township will be entitled to the .following number of delegates in said Con First Ward. ...i ....... 4 (Second Ward S ;Third Ward S Konrth Ward......-..t 1 ififthWard 10 Sixth Ward Seventh Ward Kinhth Ward Nimh Ward. 1 Montgomery township., i I The Democracy of each Ward will, at their primary' elections on the evening of the 23d of March, also-nominate a Council man and an Assessor; and the Democracy 'of the Second, Fourth, Sixth and Eighth Wards, will nominate a member of the Board of Education.' i - j By order of the Executive Committee. 1 NEWTON GIBBONS, Chairman, j Sam. Bhabford, Secretary. Indictments. j The following Is a complete list of the In lictment3 found by the Grand Jury at the present term of our Court of Common Pleas, and returned to the Court on Mon day, March 12; . ' 1. Stiff e v.Charles Ftewart, James Mullen and John Slater. Robbery. 2. State V. Henry Oyler. Nuisance, i 3. State v.Edward Sliehe. Assault and Buttery.' . i 4. State v. William Jones Grand Lar Assault and ceny. 5. State v. Patrick Ilogan Buttery. -,. ! 6. State v. Mary Barnett. ny. ' Grand Larce- ' : . i. . ' 7. .Stato v. Thomas B. Merrill. Perjury. 8. State v.James Mullen, John Slater and Charles Stewart. Robbery. J).- State V. Thomas B. Merrill. ' Bigamy. 10. Stato v. John Cassatly. Burglary. ! 11. State v. Albert Se wel and James Ohlen. Petit Larceny. : 12. State v. llezeklah'Corbln. Assault and Battery. . j 13. State v. William Mlers. Burglary, i 14. State v. John Laber and Adam Kash ner. Aisault and Battery; 15. State v. William Kraut. Assault and Battery.' : 10. State v. Lewellin Davis. Shooting With intent to wound, i 17. State v. William Micrs and William Miller. Burglary. 13. State v. William Miller and William Miers. Burglary. ; 11). State v. George Swan. Shooting with Intent to kill. I 20. State v. Martha Foley. Keeping a house of ill fame. ' I 21. State v. Frederick Ritter. Assault and battery. ' . . " 22. State v. Winsor Shoemaker. Burg laiy. ' 23. State v. Henry Funk and John Nich ols. Burglary., . j ! Of the foregoing twenty-three indict ments, six are for burglary, two for rob bery, two for shooting with evil intent, two1 for grand larceny, one lor perjury, one for bigamy, one for keeping house of ill fame, one for nuisance, one for petit larceny and sit for assault and battery. Twenty-five different Individuals are indicted, two of whom are females. Several persons are each Indicted for two or three diflerent of jfenses. . 't-- Two Mayors. j If the earth could not bear two suns, ndf 'Asia two kings, as an ancient monarch Is reported to have said to Alexander of Mace don, how can the city of Springfield, Ohio, bear two Mayors? Yet it has, says" the Sandusky Register, two Mayors In full au thority, and a second postofHce is about to be opened in opposition to the "regular" one. (The first statement is a fact, the' last Is rumor.) Mayor Snyder, having been im peached and deposed by the City Council, refuses to yield, has entrenched himself In his office and dares the authorities to turn his position. Mr. Fleming, the newl- ap pointed Mayor, has opened his office,, and bought a new docket and seal. Burning of a Ferry Boat. The ferry boat Covington No, 2, plying between Cincinnati and Covington,, while tied up to the wharf boat on the Kentucky jside, caught tire at about half-past twelve o'clock yescerday morning. Her upper works jeere all burned off without, bowCYj er, Injuring her hull. No lives were lost. She was a new boat, and cost about $25, 000. Damages" about $ 18,000." No InsuK ance. t: t .f Committed for Burglary. Charlea Harris and Henry Williams (col ored) had a preliminary examination before the Mayor yesterday morning on the charge of burgjarjr committed on Sunday night. In. breaking Into the store-room of lneouore Jones on nigh street," and stealing' there- i frp$;iioiD,e Bmalicbange, candles, cke&r They were required to find ball in the sum of $200 each for their appearance before the Court of Common Pleas.., In default of bail, they were-committed , tp, the County Jail. ,.- . Frame Your Pictures. Beautiful and cherished pictures should ha"veheftt and! ornamental (Etolesifi These can be had at short notice; and of such style, make and finish a will' adorn any parlor, room or library, at the Bazaar of Selleck ' & Co,;-ob -the- corner tf High-and - Town streets. ; Besides, they 'can be had there much cheaper than elsewhere. They have 'also ch,oce brackets,: fancy poxes, .writing desks and work-boxes at very low rates, i ; marl4-dlw. , ... ,t.,., . AMUSEMENTS. Opera House. The two spectacular plays, the Rajah's Daughter and thsj French Spy, were well received . last night, and Mi Kate Fisher with the trained hone Minne haha, wa particularly admired in the latter. The grand equestrian play of Maieppa will be re produced to-night, with the charming faro of Black Eyed Susao for aaaftrplee.' - ' $ - ' Ht- t jt Elisler's Atheneum. Jhe Female Detective and RafTerty'' whioblirore well. played it tho-Athi"i'. Vt ; nigh, to th delight of everybody who. witnessed them, will b ejreprodnced to-night, nd ought to draw i a large house. Tho first i a drama with a plot of ab sorbing interest, and Mil Julia Daly makes. In her various disguises,' au eioelleol deteotlv.' In th I fsree, Mr, Ham Ryan,, a Larry, itafferty, presents th adventurous Hibernian In a most amusing light, j Let those who would like to enjoy a good draastio 'entertswaraent, go lo.th Athaafiujli .tp-nlthL.' 'j.' Elisler's Atheneum. ANNOUNCEMENTS. CITY MARSHAL. Editois Statisiuh i Please announce. ED MU.ND DAVIS at a oandidato for the ofilo ef City Marshal, sulijeot to the docison of the Demo cratic City Convention, and oblige, , ' - A HOST OF DEMOCRATS. Editors BriTisna!: I'leaso announce PAT RICK MURPHY as a candidate for the offlo of City Marshal, lubject to the decision of th Demo cratic City Convention, and oblige, A HOST OF DEMOCRATS. - Editors Ohio- BTaTiwii awtHlsa ainnm C. E. BRADLEY aa a candidate for City Marshal, object to thedooisioBof the) Demoqratid' City Con- vention.and MANY DEMOCRATS. CONSTABLE. 1 Editors Osjio Statesman f Mease announc MYLF.S DALY a a candidate for Constable, sub ject to the decision of the Democratic Convention of Montgomery Township, and obi ig MANY DEMOCRATS. ., Editobs STATgsifiN: llease announce FRED.'! SORU as a candidate for Constab'e, subject to th decision of the Democratic Convention of Montgom ery township, and oblige, A HOST OF DEMOCRATS. New Advertisements. TO MILLINERY TEAMS! st; M-nn a T-r C. V. SIMMONS, 107 & 109 East Town Street p COLUMIILS, oniO, i OVKK Messrs. Harris & Sigler's, j Opposite Owynne Block, Invite th Milliners of this city- and the adjoinjogs, ' ! V: ' . va tobl,i . . . uJ First Opening of .the Season, j OF LATEST HTYLE3 "' ' trlfiT PATTERN BONNETS, MILLINERY & STRAW GOODS, OH I Thursday, March lCtli. i j r Th Trade ar particularly invited. I S. S. At WhoUtaU only, 1 mchlS d'it NEW ARRIVAL, SPRING GOODS. . r -f v .- -'I -i a r f Just received, a large and well solcctcd stock of new i spring uouds. Prints, Delaines, Alpacas, Dress Goods, Balmoral Skirts, Jrts. TF7jf.T spring snawis, Spring Cloaks & Sacks i Spring Casslmeres, Cloths, Doeskins, i . .- Checks, , Ladies! Cloths, &c, &c. i Men's and Boya RATS and CAPS lower than can be bought in the city. -: Tl ) A large a-sortment of HOSIERY and GLOVES, ) all at greatly reduced prices. . I t 1 Our entire stock of LADIES' HATS. AT COST. NO. S61 SOUTH HIGH STREET, Southeast cor. of High ai d Friend streets, COLUMBUS, o. ! O. EBERLY & CO.1 t janl9-eodly-mchl3 KERY ; 8c l CONFECTIONERY ! TI1EO.. JONES, j WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BREAD, CRACKERS, CAKES,. i4 r FRUITS, NUTS, &c. Km ir.'.'i: : ' ' " ,' i i j BAKERY & CONFECTIONERY, Ito. S3 South II Iffta Street, I ) Ki dowMBUsf odikJ mcl)13-dlm . j f J. M. STUART & CO., Jim, t02 Bosilh Ulg-h Stret,! j f i ': COI.UIIBi;8, OHIO, Manufaoi rara A Wholesale and Retail' Dealer In Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Ware Also, dealers in lawsnn's Tlot Air Furnaces, Latse'a Superior Endi.ih Cooking Ranges, Urates, White Marble and Marbleiied blate and Iron Man tle!, Ac, Ao., and 1 ' j ; ;: , - sole agests for ' . A y B.F. STEWART'S COOKING STOVE, I t And th noted Alligator Coal Cooking Store." ''.& ; mohlS-doodly . . DRY GOODS AND CARPETS,! THE OLD ESTABLISHED DRY GOODS AND i JL Carpet Establishment of ) .- - .-t Jt: pJoSBORN &r CQjt . Is continued at the old stand. v.v "I "142' South High Street,1 - Jtyth new firm of that nam, of which JAME3 , JiEKrfHAW is th managing partner. . Thanaing, the publio for their former libeial patronage, ano, ( soliciting g continuance of their favor, thejr pilar, their laige and weilasiortod stock atth . .,-,', i .. .h Lowest 'Price' of, ihe Markbt.r MM.. fit' . '. I . B -T ' To facilitate th closing 6f th business of the old ) Brm,- all person indebted to it previous o Febru ary 1st, 1866, ar requested to settle at once. -,' , , , I feblo-dlm rT- "' iffcnts Wanted ! 'A A N AGENT IS WANTED I EVltm XX. County In tn state to oanvasa for a publica tion bv which an enereetic Aeent nan make from 13 to 6 per day. For further particular, aUr IsATiriAN it ESIIELiTIAKr, mchH-dlwAwtf . Columbus', OMo. H T WILL OFFEH U PUBLIC SALE L on Thursday, the 18th day ' of Maroh, my Farm. containing 218 acres, with a r,',uif. .1 '' -."lt'!f .1.14, v 1 jjM l-iij'f GOOD BAW MILL, , A GOOD T rVO STORTRAME EOUSI. With.' a 'barn And other Out House ) aituatViiU Jlrown township, 1 mile northwest of tho oity Df. Columbaa, . v. w - ) -. il i Alro. at th nam tlma and nlam 10 hiuil nf Horees, K) bushels of Corn in lb erl about M tons ot Hay, Farming Gtonnil, ot all kipds. pogj large Rtller, and eight or ten large Gums, f or au suma lor personal property over J. ara-f It of nine month Will be siven. with aood and arj-l proved seourity. ' " ' . v ,,T. f moh6-dlw GEORGE WILCOX." .oririT;::,:..,,, THE STORE ROOM. NO.' WEST BROAD' streut. ooouoied a, a Cloth ins Store by M. Gold il (mitb. For particulars, mqujra at the room, twpi door West of Uigb oa Broad., . . .. fobll-diiu.