An Item from Columbus.
All the new and handsome fire houses in this department have of late been opened with great pomp and show. The boys of Engine No. 3, sat in their old house and saw all this and then concluded to do something themselves. Two weeks ago they concluded to give a game dinner to their friends, and December 15 will long be remembered by those who were fortunate enough to be present. George A. Fairbanks, always clever and amusing, acted as toast master, and made a little speech in which he paid a high compliment to the boys of No. 3, claiming that they could beat the world in time and execution. The banquet hall was handsomely and profusely decorated. Two hours were consumed in discussing the menu, which proved a gastronomic accomplishment of great and de. lightful proportions. After cigars had been lit, speeches were made by Chief H. Heinmiller, Chief J. A. Welsh. Chief C, Johnson, J. L. Trauger, Captain J. H. Parr, Wm. Halley, Sr., James Judge, F. G. Halley, John Leech and others.
COLUMBUS, O., December 16. COON.