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LAWS OF OHIO
(BY AUTHORITY.) No 19.]
For opening regulating Roads and Highways.
i , 8e. 1. B U tnactrd by lU General As
rn'.y otht Slat of Ohio, Thai all Roads
eind highwava, which have been, or may here
after ba, liil out and ostabliahcd agreenbly
to law, within thin Stale, shall be opened, and
kept in r"pair, in tlia manner hereafter provi
ded; and all county and township roads shall
hereafter ba laid out and established agree
tly loth provisions of this act; and shall not
ha leaa than thirlv. nnr moie than sixty feet
wide, and in all cases the widtli
of such roads
hall be determined by the viewers of iho
same, as hereinafter provided.
8sc. 2, That all appieations for laying out,
viewing, reviewing, altering, tr vacating any
county road shall be by petition to the coun
ty cosamiwioners, signed by at least twelve
freeholders of the county residing in the vi
cinity where said road is to be laid out, view
ed, reviewed, altered, or vacated; and one or
more of the signers to any petition, presented
as aforesaid, shall enter into bond, with suffi
cient security, payable to Iho State of Ohio,
for the use of tho County, condition cd
that tlio person or persons, making such ap
plication for a view, review, alteration, or
catiot of any road, shall pay into the treasury
of the county, tho amount of all costs nnd ex
penses accruing on sucn view, rtviete, altera
tion, or vacutio in case the prayer of said
petitioners shall not be granted, or when the
proceedings had in pursuance '.hereof shall
not be finally confirmed and established, and
on neglect or refusal of the persons ro bound,
after s liability shall have accrued to pay into
the treasury according to the tenor of the
bond, all costs and expenses, that shall have
accrued, the Auditor of tho County shall de
liver such bond to the Prosecuting Attorney,
whose duty it shall be to collect and pay over
the same to the County Treasurer; and in all
casea of contest, the Court having jurisdiction
of the ease shall have full power to retxier
judgment (or eoats, according to justice be
tween the parties.
Sec. 3. That all petitions for laying out or
altering any county road shall specify the
place of bogining, the intermediate points, (If
any,) and the place of termination of said
Sbc. 4. That previous to any petitions be
ing presented, for a county road, or for tho
alteration of a county road, or for 'he vacation
of a county road, notice thereof shall be given
by advertisements, set up at the Auditor's of
fice, and in three publio places, in each town
ship, through which any part of said road is
designed to be laid out, altered or vacated, at
least thirty days previous to the meeting of
the Commissioners, at which the petition shall
be presented; also, a notice staling the time
when such pelUion is to be presented, and the
substance thereof, shall be published for four
consecutive weeks, before the presentation of
any such petition, in 6ome newspaper, pub
lished in the county, in which may be situated
the road sought to be established, altered or
vacated by such petition (if thsre be a news
paper printed therein ;) and on the petition
being presented, and the Commissioners sat
isfied that notice has been given, as aforesaid,
they shall appoint three disinterested freehol
ders of the county as viewers, who shall also
be a jury to assess and determine the com
pensation to be paid in money for the proper
ty sought to be appropriated, without deduc
tion for benefits to any property of the owner ;
. and they shall also assess and determine bow
mnch less valuable, if any, the land or premi
ses from which such appropriation may be
taken, will be rendered by the opening and
construction of said road and also a skillful
surveyor to survey the same, and shall issue
their order, directing said viewers and survey
or to proceed, on a day to be named in said
order, or on failing to meet on said day, with
in five days thereafter, to view, survey, and
lay out or alter said road ; and also, determine
whether the publio convenience requires that
such road, or any part thereof shall be sixty
feet in width, or whether a less width than
sixty feet will as well promote the public con
venience, and report the width which in their
opinion, such road should be established and
8io. 6. That it shall be the duty of the
principal petitioner to give at least six days
'notice, in writing, to the owner or owners, or
their agents, if residing within the county, or
if such owner be a minor, idiot or insane per
son, then to the guardian of such person, if a
resident of said county, through whose land
said road is proposed to be laid out and estab
lished; and also, six days notice to the view
ers and iurveyor, named in the order of the
Commissioners, of the time and place of mee
ting, as specified in the said order; and it is
made the further duty of the principal peti
tioner, if said road is proposed to be laid nut
on any lands owned by non-resiunnts of the
county, to cause a notice to such non-residents
(if any there be,) to be published for four con
secutive weeks, in omn newspaper published
in the county; but if there be no newspaper
published auch county, then said notice shall
be published in some newspaper of an adjoin
fog county, having general circulation in said
'county, in which the lands are situated, sought
. to be affected by said road, which notice shall
state the time and place of the meeting of
the viewers and surveyor, as specified, in the
erder of the Commissioners; and also, the
substance of the petition for said road.
Bsc. 6. That it shall be the duty of the
- viewers and surveyor appointed as aforesaid
after receiving the notice required in the fore
going section, to meet at the time and place
specified, in the order of the Commissioners
aforesaid, or within uve days thereafter, and
after taking an oatb or amrmalion, faithfully
and impartially to discharge the duties of
their appointments, respectively, shall take to
..their assistance two suitable persons, as chain
carriers, and one marker, and proceed to vie
survey, and lay out, or alter said road, as
prayed for in the petition, or aa near the same
as, in their opinion, a good road can be made,
at a reasonable expense, taking into considera
tion the utility, convenience, inconveni
ence and expense which will result to individ
uals, as well as to the publio, if sueh road, or
any part thereof shall be established and
'opened, or altered and also as a jury discbarge
tbe outies requirea oi mem sy me lourtn
aeotioa of this act. And tbe said viewer
shall, in addition to (heir duties as viewers,
also at the same time sssess snd determine
, th damages, sustained by any person w per
sons through wboss premises said road is pro
, posed to be established ; Provided, that such
' viewers shall not be required to assess or
award damages or compensation to any per
r son or persons, eoept minors, idiots or lunat
ics, in consequence of ths opening of said road,
unless' the owner or owners, or their agents
, bsvicg nokics, as provided forin ths foregoing
section, of ths application and proceedings by
Ilea bis, bar, r letir property Is srognt to
be appropriated, shall have filed a written ap
plication with snid viewers, giving a descrip
tion of the premises, on which, by them, dam
ages or compensation are claimed ; Provided
further that all applications for damages shall
be barred, unless they be presented as provi
ded for by tl is net.
Skc. .7. That the surveyor shall surrey the
said road under the direction of tha viewers,
and cause the same to be conspiciously mark
ed throughout, noting tho courses and distan
ces, and at the end of each mile, shall cause
tho number of tho same, and also the com
mencement and termination ofsaidroador
survey, to be marked on a tree, or monument
erected for that purpose; ho shall also make
out and deliver to one of the viewers, witho'it
dihiy, a correct certified return of the survey
f the said road, and a plat ol the same; nnd
the lowers shall make and sign a report in
writing, stating their opinion in favor of or
against the establishment or alteration of
such road, or any part thereof, and set forth
the reasons of the same, which report, togeth
er with the plat and sirvey of said road or al-
ternlion, shall he delivered to the county nu-
ditoc, by one of the viewers, on or belora tha
first day of the session of tho commissioners,
then next ensuing. And it shall bo tho duly
the commissioners, on receiving the report
of tho viewers aforesaid, to cause the same to
be publicly read on two different days of the
sumo meeting, and if no legal objection shall
bo made to tlu'm for review of said road, or
any part thereof, or alteration, and they are
satisfied that such road, or any part thereof,
it the same be capable ot division, will be of
public utility, and tho report ot the viewers
being tavon.t.le thereto, and that no damages
have been claimeo or assessed, mcy shall, on
thu third day ol the session, cause said reports,
survey aud plat to be recorded, and from
thenceforth said road shall be considered a
publio highway, and the commissioners shall
issue their order to the proper supervisor or
superTiwre, uutwiug um ruu w ue opuiieu
but if the roport of the viewers be a-jainst
such proposed load or alteration, or if in the
opinion of the commissioners, the same shall
be unnecessary, then no turther proceeding
shall be had thereon ; and the obliger or obli-
gers, mthe bond securing the costs and ex-
penses, shall be liable tor tho full amount of
such costs and expenses: previded, that in all
cases, where any o or affi. m,y.!oh j( paired
to oe innen by any person under the provis
ions of this act, the same may be administered
hy the surveyor or by one of the viewers, or
reviewers who have previously been sworn or
Sec. 8. That it shall bo the duty of the
viewers aforesaid, at the same tin.u at which
they are required to mako their report of
view, to make a separate report, in wiitiug,
stating the amount of damages, (if any,) and
to whom, which by therj have been assessed,
which would accrue by the opening cf said
road; and they shall also file the written ap
plications on which such assessments have
been made, with the county auditor. And
the commissioners shall cause the said report
to be publicly read on the third day of tha
BpQninn nt. which it. was received, nnd if nn na.
tilion fur review or alteration shall hava bt-un
nresented and received, and the commission
ers shall be satisfied thetthe amount eu assess
ed and determined be just and equitable, and
that the said road will, in tneir opinion, Le of
sufficient importance to the public to cause
the damages which have been assessed aa
aforesrid, to be paid by the county, they shall
order the same to ba paid to the applicant or
applicants irom the county treasury ; but ii, in
their opinion, the said road is not of sufficient
importance to the public to cause the same to
be paid by tbe county, they may refuse to
establish tho same a public highway, unless
tbe damages which have been assessed aro
paid by the petitioners. But if application, by
petition, shall have been made for review or
alteration, than no further proceeding shall be
had on the report till the final determination
of the commissioners on the application for
review or alteration.
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
Fire at Sea—Dreadful Calamity.
The Europa brings an account of the burn
ing of a vessel at Sea, accompanied with ihe
loss of many lives. The circumstances were
as follows :
A terrible catastrophe is reported by the
ship Orlando, l.apl. lute, at Havre from Mo
bile. On the 24th November the ship St.
Ouarcre sailed from Liverpool for New York
with 127 passengers, mostly Irish; a crew of
25, and a valuable cargo. On the morning
of the 24th December, in hit. 40 deg, 12 N.,
Ion. 25 Jieg. 30 Y ., the ship whs discovered
to be on fire. Notwithstanding strenuous ef
forts, in which 7 or 8 persons were suffocated
by the smoke, the flames burnt out from the
deck, and being unable lo do more. Captain
Branson mustered the women and children
on the poop deck, to sure them as long as
possible from the horrible death that stared
them in the face; fortunately at this moment
the Orlando hove in sight, and bore down to
render them assistance.
The sea ran so high that the ship's boats
were speedily swamped and none floated but
tbe life boat, w hich carried only five at a time
but by means of which, after sixty-four hours
incessant labor, 7(3 of the passengers aud the
crew were placed on board the Orlando.
The storm had by this time increased into
tempest, and the Orlando had but just got
clear of the burning ship when the latter sunk.
About 15 men were drowned in trying
reach the Orlando, 8 were sulfouated by
smoke, and 28 were burned or sunk with the
ship, Some hour afterwards, the Oilando
had most of her saila blown away; it was,
however, determined to bear up for port, and
after eleven day of anxiety, being short of
water and provisions succeeded in reaching
Havre. A subscription was immediately com
menced in behalf of the survivors. The con
duct of dipt. White and crew, of the Orlando,
is above al! praise.- Vermont S. Banner.
Coolness and Coi'riok. A fire occurred
on Monday afternoon, last week, in one of the
school-Ijouses in JSew York, in which there
were at the time two thoutand children
Miss Mills, the principal of the female depart
ment, in whose room were 300 little girls, first
observed the smoke and fire slowly breaking
throagh the wood work ; and, with great pres
ence of mind, quietly advanced and stood be
fore it, to bide from the view of her pu
pils. While in this position she dismissed the
school in a manner not calculated to excite
suspicions of the little ones, and they all went
out by the various stairways in pet feet sufety.
In the mean time she had informed the prin
cipal of tbe male department, who managed
to impart the information to tbs other teach
ers in all parts of the school, without any alarm
or cicitement; snd within ths pace' of twenty
minutes the entirs two thousand scolars had
rescbed tbe street, without a single one receiv
ing tbs least injury. Then the alarm was
given to the citizens, and the firemen were
soon on the ground in time to tare tbs buil
Aisf. M Y. Pott.
'there is but that tills his heart, and that spot
jhe will soon reach. "Sweet home."
Coming home 1 What sous the sun brown
of ed sailor in the darkling waters! He smiles!
There are pictures there of a blue-eyed babe
and its mother. He knows that even now his
young wife sings the sweet cradlc-song:
i 'For I know that the Aneels will brine liiin tome.
:!fo!lj Oh, for one smile of kindred! But
jtrmt mar not be. LiVblly they tread by his
Glad wordsl The waters dash upon the
prow of the gallant vessel. fche stands on
the dock and the w inds woo her ringlet as
she looks anxiously far head lands of home,
lo thought there are warm kisses on her
lips, soft hands on her temples. Many arms
press her to n throhbing heart, and one voice
sweetrthan all the rest whispers,"My child I"
Coming hornet Full to bursting is ber heart,
and she seeks the cabin to give her joy vent
in blessed tears.
Coming hornet The best room is sot apart
for his chamber. Again and again have lov
ing hands folded away thesurtains, and Bhook
out tho snowy drapery. The vases are filled
every day with fresh flowers, and eveiy eve
ning tremulous loving voices whisper, "lie
will be here to-morrow perhaps." At each
meal the table is set with scrupulous care.
The newly embroidered slippers, the rich
dressing gown, the study cap that he will like
so well are all paraded to meet his eye.
That student brother! He could leap the
waters, and fly like a bird homo. Though
he has seen all thu splendor of olden time,
He sees her watching from her cottage
door; he fuels the boat of her heart in the
pulso of his own, when a fami'iar footfall
( louc,ca ,my t10 threshold of memory.
Tlmt hroiized sailor loves his home, as an
englo whose wings seek oftenest the tracks
of the air, loves best bis mountains eyry. His
treasurers aro there.
Coming home! Sadly the worn Califor-
nian folds his arms and sinks back upon his
j fcrvered pjiow. What to him is his yellow
I bedside, watch the dim eye, moisten the
j parobed lins.
j A piuasr,nt face bends over him a rou-h
hm Rentiy pushing back the moist hair.and
of.ltniliar voice whispers, "Cheer up, my
frjend, we are jn portt you are g0;ng home."
Th0 fiira fi, ,-rom tne sc npn
jj6m6 s, j. ne8r ? Can he be almost then ?
A thrill sends tho blood circulating through
limbs what! Shall he see those dear eyes
before tho night of darkness settles down for
ever! Will his babes fold their little arms
about him and press their cherry lips to his?
Wha' wonder if new vigor gnther3 in that
manly chest? lie feels strength in every
nerve, slrength to reach home strength to
bear the overwhelming joy of meeting those
Coming home! The very word3 are rap
turous. They bear import of every thing
sweet and holy in the domestic life nay
more, they are stamped with the seal of heav
en, for the angels say of tho dying saint,
I, jj'8 js comiQ(r home."
Old Uncle Josh—a Portrait by his
I went day before yesterday tew see old
uncle Josh. He's got the name of being the
meanest man in the hull state, and I think on
an average ho is, for du know he's so greedy
he never has enny thing tu fit him when he
buys boots or trowsers ho takes tbe biggest
pair he can get for the money, and his na-
burs say he gives his children a penny to go
wuhoui tueir suppers over night, and then
takes it away from 'em in tha mornin. I tuk
tea there tother evenin' and I declare he had
made to weak that it couldn't get out o'
the pot, and the toast turned all colors when
he cum to the table. He starves every thing
about him till they're so thin they can't speak
the trooth. They say he put magnifyin' glass
es on his pigs to make their food look more.
I don t know bow true 'his is, but this 1 du
no, and that is he had an old hosa die last
week, and the poor thing was so weak that
he had to fitch anuther boss to him tu help
draw his last breth. This is a dridful state of
things for human beins to cum tew, and how
on earth sich a man cud git a wife I can't tell,
for I wouldn't have a critter like him if he
wez hung all over with gold aud dimunds.
When we sit down to tea I seed there was no
forks on the table, and I sed uncle Josh,
why, ware's your forks. "0," sed be, "fin
gers wur made before forks? Adam hadn't
enny, nn Gcriptur says he got along purty
well, considerin'." I up and told him he was
too mean to die, an' he said he didn t uever
intend to dev that, for he wuz goin' to dry
ud au' blow away some dark nL'ht. At
breakfast he biled one egg to go round seven
of us. and then he accused ot gettur extravi
gant in his ole days, and hinted company wuz
expensive. Ant Polly put two lumps of su
gar in my kotlee. 1 seed Inra nudge her
for doin' it, and don't you think he cum and
took one out an' put it bach in the bowl. I
gues wen I'm ketched to see uncle Josh
a'ain I'll know it He's as rich as Cresas
is, an' oui'ht to be ashamed ov himself. Ant
Polly siz he's jist as sulGsh as be is mean.
He alwaz wants the biggist half of the bed
at nites and takes bis half rite out of the mid
dle, so she has to lay on both sides ef she
didn't want to tumble out. Did you ever
know sich a broot?
see by foreign news tinguished
worthy is about paying a flying
visit to this country. He says the success of
the democrats in elevating Mr. Pierce has ad
ded new zeal to his friends in this and the
old country. Perhaps it has: but we imagine
not enough to cause the government to fall
in with his crazy schemes, for the present at
leii6t Neither do we believe that he will
succeed in turning the brains of the people
of America upsido down, as he did on his
former visit. What is the precise objoct of
his mission, at this time, we are unahle to say.
Perhaps he has lived out the means he rais
ed when here "for my poor Hungary," and is
calculating to replenish bis exhausted treasu
ry. Or he may have been offered a cabinet
appointment by the Tresident elect. He de
ser es one, for he did more to promote bis
election than any other personage we know
of. Vermont State Banner.
A Bloody Battlb is Miiico. The attack
made by General Minon on Guadalajara, on
the 6th ult, though very spirited, was without
other results than ths effusion on both aides
of a great deal of blood. Fifty pieces of ar
tillery played from each army during ths
space of two hours. This was followed by
sortie from tbe city by Gen. Blancarte. One
of tbs columns of Minon, tent lo arrest its
progress, was eompletely defeated, with a loss
of three hundred killed and aouaded. A sec
ond sortie from the city, following half of Mi
non's troops to Sao Pedro, and attacking tha
other half at Ilospisio, defeated both corps
entirely. Tbs survivors dispersed.
I. XV. IIOOTII Editor.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1863.
"Honor to Whom Honor Is Due."
A few days since ono of the leading Demo'
crats of this place came to our office, subscri'
bed for our ppcr, paid for it, and said to us
that if the Whigs would not sustain out pa
per, the Democrats would. Will that noble
hearted democrat that Mas accept our
thanks for the very gentlemanly treatment
we have received at his hands? Though we
differ in politics, yet there are great and mo-
entous interests in which we are eaqually and
mutually concerned, and for the promotion of
which, we should make "a long pull, a strong
pull, and a pull all together."
To our whole-souled Whigs for many
there are in Sandusky County-i-we would
very respectfully return our thanks for the
manly and disiuterestcd manner in which
t hey have come up to our support. But
still our paper has not more than half the
circulation it ought to have. Now let each
subscriber obtain ono additional subscriber
which we think can easily be done, and
our subscription list would be doubled ; which
it realy ought to be, to enable us to publish
the right kind of a paper.
Who will tal e hold ? Who are the Whigs
who are the mgit in our party? We will see.
t Friend Orton we second your motion for
"the passage of an Ordinance prohibiting the
running at large of swine within the corporato
limits of the town, or portions thereof."
We have been most intolerably infested by
the "grunters," for some days past, both by
night and by day. We do sincerely hope
that the owners of these troublesome animals
would remember the Golden Rule , and keep
them at home, But if their memories ore
treacherous concerning their duties to their
neighbors, we trust they will have no objec
tions to the Mayor and Common Council
passing and enforcing some wholesome Ordi
nance that shall efficiently assist them.
fr3 The Hearald's Washington corres
pondent says rooms have been provided for
tha President elec t, at the city hotel, near the
Treasury buildings, and he expresses the hope
that the horde of office seekers who infest the
seat of government upon the advent of eery
President, will not intrude upon him, forced
as he is to thrust back his private grief in
fulfilment of his public duty. The present
occasion affords a proper excuse for the ab
sence of the absurd exhibition which takes
place upon inaugurations. It is said that
General Pierce will probably proceed to the
Hall of the House of Representatives, and
there read his inaugural address nnd take
the oath of office, without the assistance of a
sco. e of Marshals, aud a mob at his heels.
Such simplicity is far more in keeping with
our institutions than the Falstaff corps which
every four years displays itself on PennsyL
Buchanan's Journal of Man.
fubhsheu in Cincinnati, at $z per annum
in advance, is now entering its 4th volume.
It is published monthly, and contains much
original, curious, and instructive matter. Dr.
Buchanan is a deep and logical thinker, a
practised writer, and presents his views clear
ly and forcibly upon the various topics of the
day. Physics, Phrenology and Spiritualism
are all ably treated of in the Journal. We
cannot subscribe to the Dr's views on Ethics
though we take pleasure in reading them.
The Ohio Journal of Education is the best
thing of the kind ever published in the State.
The names of the editors are: M. F. Cowdery,
Sandusky city, I. W. Andrews, Marietta, An
drew Freese, Cleveland, J. C. Znchos, Dayton,
C. Know Hon, Cincinnati, S. N. Sadford, Gran
ville, and Asa D. L rd, Resident editor, Co
Teachers of Sandusky County, send on
your names, with the "mighty dollar, "to
Lorin Andrews, Columbus, O., and make
the best investment you can make, of so small
amount of your capitol.
Our citizens will remember that next non-
day is the day of the annual meeting for the
election of school directors. We hope there
will be a general turnout, and the right sort
of men elected.
JtWThe Clay Monument at New Orleans
is to cost $50,000.
7" The Georgia from Aspinwall with
dates to January, 19, and freight 11,564,554
in gold, and $300,000 in the hands of pus
sengers, reached New York, on tbe 30th.
-9The Hermann has arrived at New
York with freight valued at $3,000,000 the
richest freight ever brought to that port.
tWh. law went into operation on Monday
of last week in Alabama, imposing a penalty
of $50 upon any person circulating bills under
$5 of any bank out of the Slate.
XfyWe have now a well organized and ef
ficient Fire Company with a new and power
ful Engine, with a hose of 500 feet We
have not yet examined the Engine, and
course can't give a description of it; but from
the way il threw water about our office yes
terday, we would call it one of the first class.
We must lay here, we are proud of the enter
prise of Fremont Ws have the spirit here,
and the elements too, to make Fremont a
town of no little importance.
W Will the lion. Hill be pleased to ac
cept our thanks for iocnmenU we bars received.
Perpetual Motion discovered at last. Our
readers will learn from rending the following
communication that the doctrinetaughtby 9ur
Mechanical philosophers, that action and re
action is, and must, from ths nuturs of things
be equal, is not correct. Ws suppose, of
course, that there can ba such an application
made of this important discovery in Mechan
ice, ns to enable men to lift themselves about
wherever they desire, by the straps of their
boots, and "wronged and outraged wives" to
thrash their haughty lords, with impunity.
For the Journal.
Qui capit, illa facit.
A man out west, says he has discovered this
long sought desideratum; and thus discribes
"It has been in motion for more than rurn
ty years; and during that whole period, has
lost nothing of its velosity, or momentum.
Its movements are audible, and acccasionally,
can be heard very distinctly. It is his uie'i
Tongce!" It moves on the principal of action
with little or no reaction.
For the Journal.
The citizens of Fremont don't like to be
humbugged! But, with all their sharpness,
they catch it sometimes. Tho Spirits, (we
mean from tho other world of course,) nor
the Spiritual Mediums, need not try to hum
bug the good people of this place; for they
know two much about 'the laws of Nature,
and especially of Electricity, (as there are
two Telegraph offices in the place,)to be made
believe that these rappers and writers, are in
fluenced by Spirits. No indeed, they don't
su ck the yarn. Well, they have hiid the
whole matter expounded of late, nnd thai too,
by a scientific Professor, proving to a demon
stration, that all this would-be Spiritual phe
nomena, is nothing but humbug. Now let us
criticise thja learned Professor a little, and
see what extraordinary light he has thrown
upon the subject. 1st. He not only admits.
but labors hard to prove, that all the wonder
ous phenomennn of Mesmerism and Clairvoy
ance are positively true. That the human
mind lias, not only power over itself, but over
other minds, to produce almost any amount of
mysterious phenomena of which the mind in
a natural state can conceive.
And 2nd. Admitting these facts to be true,
it is of course an easy matter to account for
this seeming phenomena of Spiritualism.
And then, to convince us beyond a doubt,
that he has solved the whole mystery, ho
produces raps and answers questions. But
how do you produce tho raps? Well, indeed,
(smilingly) you're got me now. Why; I
have told you all that I ever tell any of my
audiences. I have explained to you how they
might bo produced, and you ought to be sat
isfied; and besides all of this, this is a secret
arrangement of my own that I don't wish to
tell. Oh, well, if that is a secret of your own,
and it is the way you have to make your liv
ing, we won't ask you to tell us any more, we
are perfectly satisfied now ; you have given
better satisfaction to the audience than we
expected. But some man in the audience did
not appear to be so well satisfied, and solicited
a further explanation. And here is tho ex
planation in substance, after being pressed
very hard for it: "Well, gentlemen, I am not
a medium, therefore I am obliged to use the
Battery instead of a medium. Now, the bat
tery is so arranged, (but I don't tell you how)
that the thoughts of the audience makes an
impression upon it, nnd it raps!" Mystery of
Mrsteries! and humbug of humbugs! What
an intelligent battery that man must have!
So intelligent, that it discerns the thoughts of
the audience, and not only the thoughts of the
audience, but, nt the same time, the thoughts
of its learned constructor, and raps according
ly. This is virtually his own explanation of
the matter. But, what taxas our credulity
the most, and appears the most superlatively
ridiculous, is, that an intelligent, enlightened,
and christian nudianco, should swallow it
down with great satisfaction as a satisfactory
expjsition of the pretended spiritual rappini;.
What an ago of Science and Wisdom we live
Wm. W. K.
For the Journal.
Three School Directors are to be voted for
on Monday next. Will the citizens of Fre
mont be at the place of election, and take
care of their children and their money. A
large sum of money is to be entrusted to
these Directors and cuntrollud by them.
Think of the matter, talk with your neighbors
and select men who are worthy of the trust
We want men who will look after the schools,
and not those that will give no attention to
For the Journal.
According to published notice a meeting of
the firemen was held this evening, February
7th, 1853, for the purpose of electing their
officers. The, following named persons were
elected to tbe respective offices:
Foreman M. A. Elder.
Assistant Foreman Jas. II. Slawson.
Secretary. C. R. McCulloch.
Treasurer E. M. Hulburd.
For the Hose Company.
Foreman G. C. Canfield.
Assistant Fereman Dewit Krcbs.
Clerk II. Lerher.
First Engineer J. F. R. Sebring.
Second Engineer--J. II. Bnrtlett
Committee to Draft Constitution and By
Laws: B. J. Bartlett, Geo. R. Ilayncs, and Geo.
E. F. DICKINSON, Pres't.
C. R. McCULLOCH, Sec'y.
tW There is a merchant in Baltimore who,
in adopting certain rules for his future gui
dance, resolved, many years since, that he
never would be worth more than five thou
sand dollars It is said that in accordance
with this resolution he has given away many
thousands of dollars.and notless than $24,000
for the promotion of the Gospel. His dona
tions are made under an assumed name, and
very few persons know who tbe real giver is.
Thursday, February 4, 1853.
IN SENATE. 9 1/2 o'clock, a. m.
Mr. Wilson reported back ths bill to pro
vide for drawing tbe publio arms distributed
to the militia of this State by the law of Con
gress, with amendments, which were agreed
to; and the bill was ordered toils engross
ment The bill c'v'nfl Justices of the Peace con
current jurisdiction with Coroners in certain
cases, waa road the second lime and commit
tee of the Whole.
Also, the bill deGning the mode of laying
out and establishing State roads; which was
referred to the committee on Koads and
Also, the bill authorized the Trustees of
townships to establish water courses and to
House of Representatives.
House of Representatives. 9 1/2 o'clock, a. m.
Report of the select committee of confer
ence on the bill for the organization of the
LecMsIature making a majority of all votes
necessary to a choice of officers, but if no
choice is made belore the 10th ballot, then
plurality (hall elect was agreed to, yeas 50,
Report of the committee of conference on
the Supervisor bill was agreed to yeas 57,
Mr. Plumb, on leave, reported bnck the
memorial of tho american Peaco Society, for
the substitution of stipulated arbitration in the
place of war, for the settlement of national
difficulties, with a resolution instructing our
senators, die, in Congress to endeavor to pro
cure its adoption by our Government. Refer
red to tho committee on Federal Relations.
Mr. Cockorill moved to reconsider the vote
refusing to engross the bill for the creation of
the fourth subdivision in the third district
Tho bill was then laid on the table.
House of Representatives. 9 1/2 o'clock, a. m. 2 1/2 o'clock, p. m.
Mr. Deming moved to take up the bill to
repeal the act providing for the publication of
of the laws in newspapers, Agreed to.
Tho question being on agree'ng to the
amendment of Mr. Gest requiring the pub
lication cf all laws in one paper In Columbus,
and such laws in the several counties ns the
county officers might select, by the lowest
bidder, nt a price not exceeding .10 cents per
Sir. Deckel moved to amend tho amend
ment, so as to pay 50 cents per thousand
Messrs. Mills and Morgan were in favor of
leaving the price to the discretion of the
Mr. Damon was opposed to mcreasing the
price over 30 cents it would not cost tue
printer but 20.
Mr. O'Neil was in favor of 50 ccntp. The
people had a right to have the laws published
where they could read them, and this being
the case, the printer ought to receive a fair
Mr. IMcUall was opposed to allowing over
Mr. Casad advocated the propriety of pub
lishing the laws, and paying the printer a fair
price for doing it.
The question was then put on striking out
thirty (the question being divided,) and was
stricken out- yt r.s 50, nnys 21.
The question then being on inserting 50
Mr. Damon opposed tho motion, and hoped
no measure would be taken for the publica
tion of tho laws at any price.
Mr. Bishop advocated the insertion of 50
cents, as the least for which they could be
Mr. Barnum defended the old law, and
thought it bad better be continued.
Mr. Morrison moved to insert 75 cents.
Mr. Means advocated the motion, it being.
in his opinion, no more than a fair price.
Mr. Ward, of Warren, was in favor of repeal
ing the whole law for publishing in newspa
pers, as being an outrage on the public.
Mr. Damon moved to insert 35 cents.
Saturday, February 7. 1853.
IN SENATE. 9 1/2 o'clock, a. m.
On motion of Mr. Pardee, the committee of
the Whole was discharged from the further
consideration of the bill to suppress the sale of
ardent spirits; and it was referred to a Sidcct
committee of one Mr. Pardee.
On motion of Mr. Walkup, the bill for th
relief of the poor was taken up and ordered
to be engrossed and read the third time on
The bill for the reorganization of the State
Treasury was then taken up, nnd the question
being on striking out all arter the enacting
clause, and inserting a new bill.
Mr. Atdinson read an essay on the man
agement of the State finances, nnd in exposi
tion of Democratic platforms, and commending
the tidy housewifery of that domestic econo
my that manifer-ts its frugal cleanlinets by
"sweeping out thu Galphins."
Mr. Mungen replied in a spirited denial of
the imputations cast upon his "Democracy"
by the friends of the original bill, and defend
ed Mr. Brc-slin from an attack upon that gen
tleman in the columns of the Kulida Venture.
He foreshadowed his determination of making
the editor of that paper "cave" when a favor
able opportunity presented, and read a chap
ter in the secret history of the last 8th of Jan
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 9 1/2 o'clock, a. m.
Petitions Prosented. By Mr. Damon, of
350 citizens of Lake county, for a law to sup
press the liquor trafic.
By Mr. MClanahan, of David G. Deven
and 1 1 other members of the bar and judicial
officers of Brown county, for the faverable
consideration of the proposition of M. E. Cur
win, Esq., in the revision and publication of
the Statutes of Ohio.
By Mr. Stowe, of 17 citizens of Windham,
Portage county remonstrating against the re
peal or modifycation of the laws now in force
relating to the punishment of capital offences.
Monday, February 8. 1853.
IN SENATE. 9 1/2 o'clock, a. m.
Mr. Riddle presented the petition of Jones,
Brothers t Co., and 40 other merchantile
houses of the city of Cincinnati, for the pas
sage of a law protecting them against foreign
traders, who import and sell large qusn lilies
of merchandize by tumple, card, or otherwise,
without paying taxes on the same. Referred
to the committee on Commerce and Manu
factures. Mr. Pardee reported back the bill to sup
press the trafio in intoxicating liquors, with
amendments, which were agreed to; and the
bill was committed lo the committee of tha
The bill for the relief of the poor was read
the third time and committed lo a select com
mittee of one Mr. Fudge.
Mr. Rice gave notice that on to-morrow or
some subsequent day of the session, he should
ask leave to introduce a bill "authorizing ths
establishment of a Slate Reform School for
juvenile offenders." ,
Mr. Fudge reported back the bid for the
relief of the poor, with amendments, which
were agreed to, and the bin passed.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 9 1/2 o'clock, a. m.
retiliont presented. Mr. Croxlon, of C.
W. McDonnld. Allen Sinclair nnd 79 other
voters of Hanover, Columbiana county, for a
law similnr to the Maine liquor law.
By Mr. Bigelow, of Henry A, Swift and 43
others of Ravenna, Portage county, fur tho
abolition of the death penalty. Referred to
tbe committee appointed on that subject.
By Mr. Dickey, of A.McAlister, 11. Herron
and 150 others of Butler county, for a law in
case school districts are so large as to bo very
inconvenient, and the trustees refuse to divide
the same, that there may be an appeal to tho
County Commissioners for that purpose.
Hills read a third time. To amend the act
providing for the publication of laws in news
papers. A call of the House was had, and the Ser-geant-at-Arms
dispatched for the absentees.
Severn! absentees were excused, and somu
The question being on the passage of the
Houk opposed it as uncalled for, as
reducing the price too low, as limiting the
number of papers in which the laws are to be
printed, and as not allowing anythiing for the
translation of laws into the German lunguage.
Mr. Bishop advocated the passage of the bill
as it provided for the publication of all laws in
each county, in which said county had any
interest, and did rot tax the people for the
publication of laws unnecessarily.
Messrs. Stone and Barnum also opposed
Mr. Ilutchins replied to tho objections
made against the bill, aud advocated its pas
Air. Brachman also replied to some of tha
objections urged against the bill.
The question was then taken on the pas
sage, and resulted yeas 47, nays 23. Lost
not a constitutional majority.
Those who voted in the alhrmilive were
Messrs. Baker, Barnum, Bartletl, Bigelow,
Bishop, Boys, Brachman, Cherington, Clerk,
Cockerill, Cole, Cornwvll, Courtiight, Crox
ton, Dale, Davidson, Deming, Dickey, Dumnd,
Eckert, Fishes, 1-oulke, George, (reen, Hum
phrey, Ilutchins, James, Knapp, March, Mills
Mont"omery, TJcl all, Mel Innaimn, McMillen
Okey, Paterson, Poland, Plumb, llamage, Re
nick, Robertson, Shellabarger, Smith of
Holmcf, Vermillion, Ward of Crawford, Ward
of Warren, and Speaker 47.
Those who voted in the negative were
Messrs. Allen, Barnum, Bennett, Beswick,
Bliss, Browu, Bushnell, Haley, Hollingshead,
Houk, Hnghes, Larabee, Lathrop, Lvtle. Mat
thews, Morrison, Newburg, Rickley, Snodgras,
Stone, Van Vorhes, Wilson, ur.d Vntu 23.
Mr. Deming moved to reconsider the vole.
Agreed to, and tho bill w.is then laid on the
Washington, Feb. 3.
Edward S. Fuller recently of tho census
office was shot last night at tho National Ho
tel by James W. Schomberg formerly of the
U. S. Dragoons.
The ball penetrated the right side and the
wound is thought fatal.
By private advices we learn that officer
Bruen of this city, will arrive in Ooluiul u
this evening with Nicholson, the Clerk of the
Martha Washington steamer. We have
learned some purticulais of the arrest of
Nicholson, which will not be uniiiloreaiing.
Last week Mr. Bruen, who hi.d just re
turned from Red River with Capt. Cummings
under arrest, went to New York City in
search of Niohoison, nnd after a .diligent
search ascertained thnt he hud wken 'rooms
in thu Gramercy House, corner of Twentieth
street and Broadway, under an assumed
name. On Saturday, Mr, Bruen, in compa
ny with an officer from Jersey City, went
to the hotel where thu recused was slopping,
aud instead of going imediately to his rooms,
Sfnt a boy to him to tell him that two gen
tleman Irom Jersey wailed to see him. ll
told the boy lo ted tho visitors to come to
his reoms, and while the boy wont down
stairs to show thuin up, the otTeiide r secreted
himself near tha stairway so as lo see who
the visitors were, aud supposing them to bo
officers, made the escape. When they reached
the room he was not to be found. lie was
aided in his escape by a gambler, who was
subsequently arrested. Bruen immediately
offered $100 for Nicholson's arrest, nnd on
the day before yes erday succeeded in cap
turing him near Newark N. J.
There are now but two person implicated
in this affair that have not been arrested
Rufus and Adam Chnpin. Cin, Gazette 3d.
The person who nided Nicholson in h is
escpu has since been arrested and held to
The loss of the New York mint bill, like
pretty nenrly all tho other mischief that is
done in the world, is attributed to female in
fluence. It is staled that Mr. Price of New
Jersey", who was in favor of the bill, was
stopped in the lobby by a lady, who held
him by the button until after his name had
been called, and the vote declared. The loss
of his vote sealed the fate of the bill.
Fkakfcl and Fatal Maladv at Galena,
III. We learn that n fatal malady broke out
a short time since at Galena, which defies all
the efforts of physicians. It is a new type of
disease, and with symptoms entirely peculiar;
so much so that the physicians fear its attacks
more than that of any epideeiio which has
raged through the country for years. Its
first effects are to produce intense excitement,
mental and physical, eucoeeded by loss of ap
petite and great despondency. The doctots,
in every instance, have been unable ta check
it before reaching this stage af the disease,
although a few have been snved by being
sent out of the city. It is called the "Du
buque fever," or "fever of Dubuque."
The New York Journal of Commerce says
that one of the oldest steamboat owners on
the North River, predicts that in nine years
from this time, there will not be a boat on tbe
Hudson; they may disappear sooner than
that, he says, but that will be the uttmost
limit. His reason is, tbst after all that may
be said, people will prefer the Railroads, and
the boats must die,