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&2.00 INT ADVANCE ! BRIDGETON, 3ST. J., FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1874._VOL. XXVII ISTo. 1368 BUSINESS DIRECTORY. DR. A. B. WOODRUFF R espectfully offers Ills professional services to the Inhabitants of Biidgetou and sun cunduigcountry. Office, on Laurel Street south of Commerce, may 8-lrn* L. J. BARKER, Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries and Pro* visions. Stock always fresh, and prices the lowest. K. Corner of Washington and Laurel Streets. Juut2'-y APPELGATE & OGDEN, Dealers In all kinds of fflounmental Mar ble Work. Laurel Street, next to 1st Presbyterian Church. June 21 y GEO. 8. PIERSON, Dealer In Iron and Blacksmith's Coal Blacksmlthlng of all kinds promptly attended to Laurel Street, Bridgeton, next door to the Presby terian Church. June 21-y WARE & FITHIAN7 Opposite Court House. The place to trade for Dry Goods and Groceries. . June 21-y GEORGE H. WHIPPLE, Dealer In Dregs, Medicines. Paints, Oil, Glass, Stationery. Corner of Broad and Fayette Sts., West Bridgeton June 21-y_ V. D. FISHER, Mannfaotnrer of and Dealer In Harness Bridles and Brushes, Combe, P'ly Nets, Vacuum Oil. Corner of Broad and Fayette Sts-. Bridgeton. Repairing promptly attendedto. June 'l-v_ B. F. HORNER, Dealer In Singer Sewing Machines, PI anos, organs, and Meludeaus. Bridgeton, N. J. JVHK S ItlITtUGLL, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, BRIDGETON, N. J. 8«pt.#,'«T J 4J KIRBY, Surgeon Dentist* Respectlully otters his professonal services to the inhabitants of Cuml>er and county and the public generally. Ornci-in the row 01 brick building, Fire Doors West of C. O. Davis Hole 1 febi-’TO BKIi -GETuN, N. J. C. W. WEST, JLU OTIONEETl, SHILOH, N. J. narl8-*70 AMERICAN HOUSE, E. BARTLETT, Proprietor, Warren Street, TRENTON, N. J. jan. 13 tf G. W. CLARKE^ Commission Dealer In general Country Produce, Small Fruits and Berries. 821 SouthFront Street, Fhiladelphia June 13-6m FURN1TURK X FlRMTl’RE X H. F. HOVER respectfully informs his irienda and the public generally of West and sioutn Jersey, n want of FURNITURE, that they will rind st great* y te their advantage to purchase at his Warehouse, where they will find a large stook of the modern styles to selec* from. The subscriber begs to say that his facilities *wi manufacturing.and buying his materials forecast - having no apprentices, but employing the best wor> men—enables him to offer great inducements t those in want of really good Furniture at low prices as he much prefers the “nimble sixpence” to the * slow shilling.” All goods bought at his Warehouse will be warrant ed andifintended for the country, willbepacked with care and dispatched. II. F HOVER, No.230S. Second 8t., below Dock, west side WARREN, KIRK &~C0., Manufacturers of WARREIT’S Hoofing Material. Coal Tar, Rooflug Pitch, Tarrefl Felt, &c. Room No. 2, No. 228J Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa nev.lfi.y ULVtLIN b Ladies’ and Gentlemen’ DINING- ROOMS J No. 14 N Second Street PHILADELPHIA. A nice quiet place to get your dinner, at a reason ble price. Second Street above. Market. WATCHES AND JEWELRY Silver and Plated Ware A T Isaac Lanina’*, A FEW DOORS EAST OF THE BRIDGE, A ad opposite Wbitelcar’s A Wocver’s Tin Store. OLD AND SILVER AMERICAN, SWISS AND i ENGLISH WATCHES, GOLD CHAINS, FINE SETTS GOLD JEWELRY, GJOD SILVER AND PLATED TEA, DES ERT AND TABLE SPOONS, CAKE BASKETS, CASTORS, BUTTER KNIVES, SUGAR SPOONS, Sc. All work on watches warranter to give sat ■ faotion. All articles neatly engiaved. ISAAC LANING. ! Jane 17. 1865. “flan and Nature Scorn the Shocking Hal.” Avoid finch derision, make'a light hear and an easy mind,by wearing one of our CGBfOBTBBLE FITTING SILK HATS, • that will m ike your actual appearance two qual es better chan the hat itself. Who wouldn t suffer eh pains? Our usual assortment of Stiff and Soft Felt Eats, Children’s Fancy Eat Umbrellas, Ac. THOMAS M. SEEDS, 41 North Second Street. deeS.tr Philadelphia. ESTABLISHED 1643. LILIES J^TsTJD basps J, Barton Smith & Co., No. Hl New Street, (between Race and Vine and Seoond aua -third 8ta,) Philadelphia. KAtfUFACTUBEES OF FILES AND BASFS Ike attention of consumers Is called to our lacU Idee for re-cutting files. We guarantee every file , reAut by ua to be equal to new. new lie—1 [BY AUTHORITY.] Laws of New Jersey. CHAPTER t. CCCXXXVI. An act relating to (he Stevens Batle?y. Whereas. It is alleged that the war vessel known as the Stevens battery ha* not been and can not be finished on what the executor* of Edwin A. 8ievens; decease , have adopted and pursued as nis generalplans, tor the sum of one million of dollsis, nor without a large additional expenditure; and whereas, there now is. and tor a considerable time past, has been,a suit pending iu the court ot chancery of this state (originally instituted by the wid ow aDd infant children ot said Edwin A. 81 eve ns, against two of the executors of said deceased, the attorney general of this state and au adult daughter of said deceased,) in volving for judicial decisions, among o'her things, the powers, rights and duties of said executors iu respect to finishing auddispos mg of said vessel, the right* of this state as well as those of the widow and children of sa;d deceased in and to said vessel, and the m 'ney appropriated by the will of paid de ceased to finish aaid vessel; aDd the rights of the heirs at lawofRobt L. Steven a deceased.! n and to said vessels; and whereas, the dam which separates the basin containing said vessel from the waters of Hudson river, and other protections to said vessel, and believed to be insecure and liable to be at any time broken by the force oftne waters of said river or otherwise, and great, if not irreparable damage done thereby to said vessel; and while the proteo»ion and preservation 01 said vessel, since the work of finishing it stopped, has been and will continue to be largely ex pensive to said executors, the said vessel, and its constituent parts have been and will con tinue to be (rapidly and largely) deteriorating in quality and value, so that, unless said ves sel is disposed of at an early day, it will be of but small value to any one, and will be sub stantially wasted and lost; and whereas, the interest, if any, of the heirs at law of Roberfc L. btevens, in and to said vess6l is but a part interest in common wi h others, and the stale, if said vessel be adjudged to it, can under the permission ofcongress heretofore given make no use ol said ve.-sel, except to sell it; and Mud executors desneand intend to sell said vessel in case it shall be adjudged that they can not or should not offer s:«id vessel to the state as a present, and that the state shall not receive said vessel; therefore, 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the vessel known as the Stevens Battery, and all and every of'he rights and interests of the State of New Jersey, and of all persons,and of every person therein and ihereto.be absolutely soid and transferred in the manner hereinafter provided, at the farthest, before the first day of September next, and the proceeds of such sale, as soon as paid by the purchaser or purchasers shall be paid into the court of chancery, in the suit hereinbefore mentioned, to be disposed of pursuant to the orders and decrees of •♦aid court. 2. And be it enacted, That said sale shall be made by the governor or person for the time being acting as governor, and the vice chancel lor and the executors of the last will and testa ment of said Edwin A. Stevens, deceased or a majority of said executors; and a deed or bill of sale of said vessel, or any part thereof, to any purchaser thereof signed, acknowledged and delivered by the acting governor and the vice chancellor and all or a majority of said ex ecutors, shall vest in the purchaser or pur chasers a full and complete title to what shall purport to he conveyed and transferred by such deed or bill of sale. 3. And bt it enacted, That the tone of the terms upon which said vessel shall be sold, shall be. that the purchaser or purchasers thereofshall, for one year alter he or they be come the purchaser or purchasers, have the use. free of ren», of the dock and yards and ba sin heretofore appropriated to the said battery for the purpose of finishing said battery and removing it, or forremoving it without finishing it. but tor no other purpose. 4. And be it enacted. That bids shall be in vited by the persons ao, as aforesaid authorizt d to make said sale of said vessel ana ail things belonging or appertaining to it, as an entirety and also bids for said vessel, separated from its engines, machinery, t ols and material, and alio separate bids for the engines, machinery, tools and material to be separated from each other, and if the aggregate of the bids of re sponsible bidders for the several parcels shall amount to more than the highest bid offered by a responsible bidder for said vessel and all things oelonging and apperiaining to it, as an entirety then the sale shall be in parcels, oth erwise as an entirety. b. And be it enac ed, That the persons who, as aforesaid, are to make sale of said vessel, Bh*ll, in their advertisement of said sale, give a description of said vessel and its contents, and a general scheduleof the tools, machinery, and materials purchased for said vessel, but not yet placed in it, and shall invite sealed bids, or proposals in writing for the purchase of said vessel as an entirety, and alsu separate bids for its several portions, separated as afoiesaid, to be delivered to the governor at the executive chamber in the State House, at Trenton, before twelve o’clock, noon, of the first day of July next, and on the day list named, the said bids shall be opened at the State House by the gov ernor or vice chancellor, in the presence of each other, and in the presence of the said execu tors, or of such of said executors as shall see fit to attend; and the said vessel, either as an entirety or in parcels, as hereinoefore described, shall be awarded and so.d to the highest bid der or bidders, and the same shall be conyeyed in manner aforesaid, to the purchaser or pur chasers upon his or their paying therefor as shall be prescribed m the conditions of sate; the advertisements atoresaid shall be prepared and issued within sixty days after the date of the approval of this act, and if the said execu tors shall not co-operate in preparing and is suing them within that time, then the same shall l»e prepared and issued by ihe governor a'one; and in all things touching the adver tising and making of said sale not herein specially provided for, the said persons, so as aforesaid authorized to make said sale, shell exercise their best discretion and judgment with a view to obtaining the largest, amount oi money for the said vessel. A. And be it enacted. That the necessary and reasonable expenses of preparing for and mak ing said sale, certified to by the governor and vice chance lor. shall be paid out of the pro ceeds ofeiid sale on themrder ofthechancelior. 7. And be it enacted. That this act shall be a public act. and shall take effect immediately' Approved March 27,18/4. CHAP IKK CLXIX. An act for the relief of Gideon C, Angle. Wherea*, Gideon C Angle, at the time a reei dent of Warren county, state of New Jersey, did on the twelfth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, enlist m the military service of the United Slates, from the state of r-ew Jersey, for the term of three years; and whereas, after having so en listed, he was placed in a Pennsylvania regi ment to wit: the “Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry,” and whereas in cons*quence of beiDg thus attached to a Pennsylvania regiment, he was refused payment of the sum of aix dol lars per month for the relief of his family, to which he was entitled under the laws of New Jersey, by reason of his enlistment from this state, and he has never been paid the same for hia services from the date of paid enlist ment until January first,one thousand eight hundred and sixty four, when he re-enlisted as a veteran, therefore, 1. Be it enacted. That the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey. That the treasurer of this state be and the same is hereby authorized and directed to pay the said Gideon <\ Angle, now a resident of the county of Hun terdon, the sum of one hundred and sixty-five dollars, with interest thereen from the said date of re enlistment, (January firstone thous and eight hundred and sixty-four), being the amount o*’ pay due the said Augle from this state. 2. And be it enacted, That this act shall be a publicact and shall take effect immediately. Passed March 10, 1874. CHAPTER CXL1I. An act for the relief of Mrs- Hanoah Royce, of the county of Middlesex. Whereas Mrs. Haanah Royce, born Hannah Bull, who is helieved to be neatest, if not the only surviving blood relative of Colonel Z°bu Ion Pike and h^ son, Brigadier General Zsb nlon Montgomery Pike, natives of New Jer sey and distingu shed officers of the United States army during the war of one thousand eight hundred and twelve, the former served also in the American revolution, and the lat. ter, then the moot distinguished of our gener al officers, fell at the capture of Little York, in Canada, where he commanded the attack; aud whereas, Hannah Royce is now a resident of the township of Woodbridge, in the county of Middlesex, and is over eighty yearo of age, and on the verge of pauperism; therefore— 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the treasurer of this state is her* by authorized and required to pay to Hannah Royce, of the countv if Middlesex, the sum of one hundred dollars per annum,.to be paid half yearly on the first day of April and the first day of October, and that the receipt of the said Hannah Royce or . her order shall be a sufficient voucher for the. treasurer for all moneys paid by virtue of this act. 2. And be it enacted that this act shall take 1 efiect immediately. Approved March75,1874.' CHAPTER. CCCCLIJ. A further supplement to an act entitled “An act to prevent injuries by .fire from locomotive en gines en railroadb;and to provide for compen*. SAtion therefor,""approved ApriT sixth,'Anno domino, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. 1. Be it enacted by the 8enate and General Assembly of the State of New Jer*rev,Th»t the provisions of,the second section.of tfr.e-.supple ment to the act entitled “Supplement to an act entitled ‘An act "to prevent" injuries by fire from locomotive engines on railroad*, at-d to. provide . compensation therefor,’-”, anprovf d Apni'Sixtb, - one thousand eight|hnndred and sixty-flve.which said supplement was approved April Worth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, D2TAndbe it oh»dU^ff^»4iii&5H# to which this i» a »upplom4nt-fcw*4Don®»t»toirt •ffeet immediately. *-• *■ -■ •- * * : * ■ Approved Maren 27,1874. CH iPTER CCCLVI An act to provide Wavs and Means to defray the State Expenditure?. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly, of the State of flew Jersey, That there shall be appeased, levied and collected, on the inhabitants ol this state,and upon the t xable, real and personal property, as exhibited by the abstracts of ratables from the several coun ties. ma te out by the several boards of assessors for the y«a»- one thousand eight hundred and seventy three, and tiled in office of the comp troller of the treasu ry, a state tax of One and one-half mills on each dollar of the valuations contained in said abstracts, and the proceeds ofeaidtaxis hereby appropriated, and shall be applied as follows, to wit: there shall be paid to the commisssionors ol tne sinking fund one hundred thousand dollars, to pay that por tion of the piincipal falling due on the firpt day January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy five, of a loan authorized by an act en titled‘An act authorizing a loan for the pu-* poses of war and so forth,” approved May tenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and the several supplements thereto; and there shall also be paid to the paid commissioners the necessary amount to pay such portion of the interest duo upon the said loan on the first day of January one thousani eight hundred and sevemy-fiveand the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and seventy five, as the income of the sinkiog fund for the then current year shali not suffice to pay; and the residue of said tax shall be paid into the ftite fund, Mid shall be appropriated for and applied to the purpose of defraying the necessary ex penses of the state; which tax and the sums required to be raised for county, city, township and other public purposes, shall bo levied, as sessed a >d collectod on the persons and proper ty, and in the manner directed by an act enti tled *• Au act concerning taxes,” approved April fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and the several supplements thereto, and the laws of the state, which shall be in force at the time the said faxes shall be assessed regulating the assessment and collection of, taxes, except as in and by this act otherwise ordered and directed. ‘1. And be it enacted. That it shall be the duty of the comptroller aforesaid to apportion the said tax. and at the rate aforesaid,among the several counties, in proportion to the amount of taxable real and personal estate in abstracts respectively as aforesaid; and it shall be his duty to transmit, wi>hin thirty days after the approval or passage of this act, to the coun ty collector of each county, a statement of the amount of said tax apportioned to said county, and said county collector shall lay said state ment b*f to the a-aessors of 'he townships or wards within his county, at their next meeting to apportion the township taxes, and the said assessors shall thereupon proceed to assess said tax according to law. 3. And be it enacted. That it shall be the duty of the comptroller to furnish to the collector of the several counties printed forms.on which the boards of asse&sors shall make their returns of the amount of ratable-* of tneir respective coun ties; upon which forms there sh%ll be printed the oatn required to be taken by the assessors, a> provided by section twelve of an act entitled <A further supplement to an act entitled ‘An act concerning taxes,5approved April fourteenth one thousand eight hundred and forty-six,” wnich, supplement was approved April eleventh, one thousand e'ght hundred and sixty-six; and no abstract of the amount of ratable* from any county shall be deemed to h-ive been made ac cording to law, unless said oath shall have been taken and subscribed by each member of the brard cfassessors: and no assessor shall he en title] to receive compensation for his services until he shall have taken and subscribed the said oath as herein provided. 4. And be it enacted, That the provisions of the act entitled “A further supplement to the act entitled ’An actconeerninii taxes,* approved April fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nix.” which said further supplement was approved April first, one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine, shall be and the same are hereby held to apply and be in force so far as they do not conflict with the provisions of this act. 5. And be it enacted, That all acts or narts of acts in'onsistent with this act, be, ard the same are hereby repealed, ana that tbis act shall take effect immediately. Approved March 21.1874. CHAPTER CCCLXXVII. An act to regulate the manufacture and sale of feltilizers. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of Now Jersey, That every commercial fertilizer which shall be offered for sale in this state shall be accompanie 1 by an analysis, stating the percentage therein of ammonia or its fquivalent of nitrogen of potash, in any form or combination, soluble in cistilled water; and of phosphoric acid in any form or combination; the portion of prosphoric acid soluble in distilled water; that portion soluble in a neutral solution of citrate of ammonl.. at a temperature not exceeding one hundred de grees Fahrenheit; and that portion of phos phoric acid not soluble in either of the above named fluids,shall etch be determined separ ately ; and the material from which the phos phoric acid is obtained shall al'O be stated; a legible statement ofsuoh analysis shallaccom pany ali packages or lots of over one hundred pounds, sold, offered or exposed for sale. 2. And be it enacted, That the chemist of the state board of agriculture shall be the iuspe«4or of fertilizers; it shall be his autv to analyze one or more samples of every kina of commer cial fertilizers coming within the provisions of tbis act, which mav be offered for sale within this staie, and of which he shall be informed. 3. And be it enacted, That manufacturers, dealers, and all persons interested may obtain an analysis by notifying the chemist of the state board of agriculture, upon which notifi cation he shall be authorized to analyze at his discretion, samples selected by himself, and to furnish certified copies of such analysis to the persons on whose application they were made; and it shall also be bis duty to report all such analysis to the state board of agriculture. 4. And be it enacted. That the chemist of the state board of agriculture shall receive for each certificate ot analysis made by him. a sum not to exceed fifteen dollars, to be paid by the person or persons applying therefor. 5. And be it enacted. That any person selling oncring or exposing lur fkic any uerninernmi fertilizer without the analyse required by the first section of thisact, or with an analysis stat ing that said fertilizer contains a larger per centage of any one or more of the constituents mentioned in said section than is contained therein, shall forfeit fifty dolUrs for the first offence, and one hundred dollars for each sub. sequent offence. Approved March 21, 1874. CHAPTER CCCXCTI. A supplement to an act entitled “An act for the government and regulation of the State Prison,” approved March twenty.sixth one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nino. 1. Bj it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly af the 8tate of New Jersey, That the inspectors of the state prison shall be entitled to receive the annual salaries and pay herein after mentioned, and no other compensation whatever; that is to say. each of the acting inspectors at the rate of three hundred dollars per annum ; and each of the other members of the board of inspectors, at the rate of three hundred dollars per annum ; all of which sala ries shall be paid in the manner now provided by the laws of this state. 2 And be it enacted, That this act shall be retroactive so far as relates to those inspectors of the state prison, who have received no com. pensafcion for the.r services, since the first dav of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three. 3. And be it enacted Thatallacts and parts o( acts, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed, and that thisact shall take effect immediately. Approved Marcli 25 1874. CHAPTER CCCLIX. A Further Supplement to an act entitled “An act against usury,” approved April tenth, eighteen hundred and forty-six. 1 Re it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the 8ia?e ot New Jersey, That no bond or mortgage for the payment of money heretofore made or issued, or that may hereat ter be made or issued, by any corporation cre ated by or undei the laws of this state, shall be held* deemed,or considered invalid, or liable to any deduction from the amount that may become due thereon, because such bond or mortgage may have been made, is sued, sold, assigned or otherwise di-po-ed of by suoh cor poration below the par value thereof; provided, such bond or mortgage shall be valid on its face; and provided also, that this act shall not apply to any suit now pending 2. And be it enacted, That ibis act shall fake effect immediately. Passed March 24,1874. CHAPTER OCCCXIJI. An Act to extend the operations of an act en titled “A supplement to an act concerning roads,”approved April sixteenth, annodomini one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, which hupplement was approved March twen ty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and titty-nine. 1. Beit enacted by tne Senate and General Assembly or the State of New Jersey, That the operation of the act entitled, “A supplement to an act concerning roads,” approved Anril six teenth, one thousand eight hundred and forty, six, which supplement was approved March twenty fourth, one thousand eight hundred and fiftv-nine, shall be, and is hereby extended ao as to 'include any street or highway within the limits of anv municipal corporation. 2 And be it enacted, That thisact shall take effect immediately. Passed March 20, 1874. CHAPTER CCCCIX. An act for ao appropriation for the support and maintenance of the Soldiers’Children’s Home. 1. Re it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of4-he^tate ot New Jersey, That in addition to too appropriation for the support of the Soldier*’ Chiildren’s Home, directed by the act approved April first, one thousand eight hundred And sixty-nine, the sum of two thous and dollars be and the same is hereby appro priated for the object designs*6tf by the tiMe of this act, to be expended under the direction of the managers of said home,'amfcthe treasuer of the sute is hereby dlrecte'cTta pav to the.treas .urer.Qf£hO.dreq’s Ho^qp.the wa^rar^t of the comptroller, out hf the moneys in 4he trees- - : .ury not,otjterwise appropriated, the sad sum ot money for th**purpq»ea:fdo?esatd, > \ 2. And be’if enacted, that this act shall fake -■ Immediately. Approved March S3,1674. CHAPTER D1X. An act to authorize the establishment and to prescribe the duties of o rpoia ions for man ufacturing and *elung gas m any of the cities and towns of this Mato. 1 jie it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of ihe blate of New Jersey, Thatauy number of persons exceeding four, who shall have associated themselves together by articles 1 of agreement n writing und« r their h nds aud seals, for the purpore of manufacturing aud selling gas, made of coal or other materials, for the lighting of the streets, and the heating and lighting of buildings manuf ctoiies and other ! places in any town or city within this sta e. and ; ehali have compt.ed with the piovisions of this act, they and ttieir successors, aud all otheis , who may become subscribers to the capital stock, shall be and remain a corporation under any nemo indicating the corporate character assunmd in their articles of agreement, aud which is not previously in use by any other cor poration of this state. 2. And be iteuacted, That the articles of as sociation directed io be made by the foiegoing section, shall contain: I. The name assumed to designate such com pany, and to bo used in its business and deal ing*; II. The place or places where the business of such company is to be conducted and the ob jects for which the company shall be formed; III. '1 he total amount of capital stock of such company which shall not be less than ten thou sand dollars, and the number of shares into which ‘hesame shall be Divided; IV Tne names of the associates and their residences, and the number of shares of stock subscribed lor by each; V. 1 he period at which such company shall commence an t termiaate not exceeding fifty years. 3. And be it enacted. That the said articles of agreement shall be proved or acknowledged be fore an officer compel ent to t*ke the proof or acknowledgement of deeds in this state, and recorded in a bowk to bo kept for that purpose in the omce of the clerk ot ihe county where the office or place of business of sm h com pany shall be established. aDd alter being so re coraed, shall be filed in the office of the secre tary of state of this state. 4. And be it enacted, That the said articles of agreement, or a copy duly certified by the sec retary of state, or tne clerk of the county in whoso office the same has been recorded, shall be evidence in all eeurts and places for and against said company. 6. And te it enacted. That such company, and the officers of every such comi any, and the stockholdeiH thereof, may exerei-e the powers, and sha 1 be governed by the provision* Kn anUiu.t in i Iia liahiliriAA hAre.inufr.p.r provided, to wit: J. Every such company shall have corporate power in all courts of law and eaui y to sue and ne sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and b« answered unto, defend and be defended in all manner of actions, suits, complaints, matters and causes, whatsoever; may have a common seal, whicn they may cnange. alter, and renew at pleasure; and by its corporate name shall in law be capable to enter into aud execute all contracts, agreements or covenants, in rela ion to the objects of the company, and enforce the same; every su<-h company snail have power to make by-laws and regulations not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States or of tni - state, or the proviMons of this act, for the government of such company, the man agement and disposition of its st< ek and prop erly, the election of directors, and all matters appertaining to its business and concerns; II. By its corporate name such company shall in law be capable of purchasing, taking, hold ing. and disposing of any lands, tenements, hereditaments or other property, real or perso nal. whatsoever, necessary or useful for such company in carrying on its operations, or giving effVct to the purposes « f the company or for the accommodation of the business and con cerns of the company, which may bo necessary for such company to acquire, hold, or dispose of in the course of their business; provided, that the real estate shall not exceed what is necessary for the purposes mentioned; and no part of the funds of such company shall be used or employed at any time in banking ope rations. or for nnv other purposes inconsistent with the provi>ions of this act or objects for which the company is formed; III Such company is hereby empowered to lay down gas pipes and erect gas posts, burners and reflectors, in the sheets a leys, 1-nes, ave nues or public groun is in any city or tow n in this state where the business of the compaay is to be conducted; and to do all things neces sary to light such cities or towns, or any part thereof; provided, that public travel at no time be unnecessarily affected or impeded by laying such pipes or erecting such posts; and the street-*, i-ide and cros.-waiks, public grounds, lanes and avenues, shall not be injured, but all be lert in as good and perfect a condition as be fore laying such pipes or erecting such posts; and provided also, thst such company shall conform to and be subject to the regulations and ordinances of the respective cities and towns made for the benefit and protection of the pub'ic. 6. And be it enacted. That the first meeting of such company shall be called by a notice, signed by a majority of the persons named in the articles of association, designating the time and pbee and purp>se of such meeting; and such notice, for one week at least before ihe time of 'he meeting, shall be pub ished in oue or more newspapers of the county, where iho company may be es‘abl shed, or if no news paper is'pu- iished in the county, in a newspa per published in an adjoining county; at which first meetine there shall be elected a board of directors, president, secretary, and treasurer, to ho’d their offices untd the second Mondav of January next succeeding such election, and until others are cho«en in their stead: on the second Mondav of January of each year, at such time and place as a majority of the direc tors may appoint; the st ckho ders shall meet for tho purpose of electing a board of directors and other officers for the ensuing year; and public node* shall be given of the time and place of holding su-h election, by advertise ments for ten days, in one or more newspapers published as aforesaid. , , . 7. And be it enacted. That the business of the company shall be managed and conducted by the board of directors thereof, who sha l not be less than three in number, and respectively stockholders thereof, a majority shal. oe resi dents of this state; ani any vacancy in said board of directors mav be suppti-d by the sur vivors until the next annual election; all other officers, agents, and fact >rs of the company, shall be chosen in such manner and hold office for such term as shall be directed by the by 8. And be it enacted. That the duties of all officers, agents and factors, shall bo designated by the board of directors: the treasurer shall giv* a bond in such sum and with such sureties as the bnard of tdirectors may require tor the faithfu' discharge of his duties. 9. And be it enacted, That the shares of stock shall be deemed personal property, and trans ferab'e on the books of the company in such manner as the by-laws may provide; the direc tors of such company, from time to time may assess upon each share such sums of money, not exceeding in the aggregate the par va’ue of each share, and shall direct the treasurer, to give thirty davs notice of the time the payment thereof shall b9 due and payable. 10. And be it enacted, lhat whenever the owner or owners of such shares neglects to pay the sum or sums duly assessed thereon, for the snace of thirty days after the time ap pointed for the payment thereof, the treasurer mav sell at public auction such number of shares of the delinquent owner or owners, as will pay all the assessments then due from him or them, with Interest, and all necessary inof dental charges; provided, he shall give notice of the time and place appointed for such sale, and of the sum due upon each share, by adver tising the same for three successive weeks in a newspaper, circulating in the county where such company is established; the treasurer, upon making such sale, shall transfer such shares to th* purchaser, who shall be entitled to a certificate therefor. 11. And he it enacted, That all elections shall be conducted by bd'ot; such of the stockhold ers as shall attend for that purpose, either in person or by proxy, aha 1 be entitled to o. ' vote for each share of ptock held by him; ot fourth of the whole number of shares of ato| shall oonstitutc a quorum lor the transaction of business. 12. And be it enacted. That the president and direct rs. with the secretary and treasurer of i such company, within thirty days after the pay ment of the last installment of the capital i st'ok, so fixed and limited by the company. < shall make a certificate, swing the amount or i camtal so fixed and paid in in ca«h; which cer- ! tifiea?© shall be signed, and sworn or affirmed to by the president, secretary, treasurer, and a | majority of the directors; andt-h.ll within thirty ! days cause the same to be recorded in a book, to be kept for th^tpurpose in the office of the clerk of the county, where the business of the company is conducted. 13. And be it enacted. That no note or obliga tion, given > any stockholder, whether se cured by &ti> pledge or otherwise, shall be con sidered as payment of any part of the capital stock; and no loan of money shall be made to a stockholder therein; and if any such loan is made to a stockholder, the officers who make it. or absent thereto, shkll be jointly and seve rally liable to the extent of such loan and inter est thereon, for all the debts of the company, contracted before the repayment of the sum so j loaned. 14. And be it enacted, That such company, by 1 a vote of two-thirds in interest of the etockhold- , era. cr their local representatives, at any meet- ! iog called for that purpose, may increase or re duce i'« capital stock, and in such case a certifi cate of the proceedings, signed and acknow ledged as is provided m section twelve, shall, wifcnin thirty days after.the passing thereof, be j recorded in said book in the clerk’s office of the 1 county wherein th« business of the company is conducted; and if any §uoh officers neglect or refuse to perform the duties required of them in this section of the aot, they shall be jointly and severally liable for all debts of the cpmpany contracted after the expiration of the i said thirty days and before such certificate is ' recorded as aforesaid; .» 16. And be it enacted, That dividends, of Hie profits of the company mav be declared at any time by the board of director*; and if they de - clare a dividend when the company Is insol vent, or when the payment thereof wouldTen der it insolvent theyj-heUjointlysnd severally be liable for all debts the, oompanyitben ex isting fmd tor all 'thfjrbAttkr contracted, so long as they respectively^ qeotihuq;in office; vided. they shall re liable pnly in ap .amount nAt exceeding thA Awbubt of such dividend! and Jf anv are absent at the time of making sack dividend, or object thereto, and file their objections in writing, with the secretary of the company, and publish the same in a newspaper circulating in the county where the company is located such directors shall be exemptu * from such Jiabiiny; »na the stockboldeis shall be liable to refund any dividend uniawiully made and re* eived i y them. 16. And be it* nweted. That the whole amount of the deb s which such company may owe at any lime sb&.i not exceed the amount ol the caj itai stock actually ) aid in ; in ca*-e of excess the direct* r*, under whose administiation it happens, shall be jointly aud severally liab.e to the extent • f the excess for all debts ol the ccm fiany then exisiing aud lor all couti acted so i»ng as they respectively continue in office un til the debi is reduced to sail amount of capital stock; provided, any director absent at time of contacting any debt contrary to the foregoing provision, or being present and objecting tut re to. sh.til be exempt ir,.m such liabi ity by forth with giving notice of the fact to the sto.kho d tra at a meeting wh.ch they may call for that purpose. 17. And be it enaet?d, That wheuever for want of sufficient by-laws lor the purpose, or officers du y authorized, or from improper neg lect or reiu*aI of such officers, or from other le gal impediment, a legal meeting ot the company cannot be otherwise eaded, three or more stockholders thereof may call a meeting of the company by giving ten cays’ notice in a news paptr circulating in the county wherein the business of tho company is conducted; and such meeting so called shall be a legal meeting of the company; and if no officers of the com pany are present, whose duty it is to preside at a meeting, the stockholders present may elect officers for the meeting, and it shall be the duty of ihe searetary of the company to record the proceedings of such meeting in the book of minutes of the company. 18. And be it enacted, That when any officer of such company or the stockholders thereof are liable by the provitions ot this act to pay the debts of tho company, or any part thereof, any person to whom they shall be so liable may have an action on the case against one or more of such officers or stockholoers, and the decla ration in such action shall state the claim against the company and the ground on which the plaintiff expects to charge the defendants personal y; and such action may be brought notwithstanding the pendency of any action orroin.t t U ^ /w.ir.t.anv frtP fhft TAnOVCrV Of ttl6 same claim or oemaud;and both of aucn actions may be prosecuted until the plaintiff obtains the debt ana costs of both actions. 10. ADd be it enacted, 'i h .t when any of the said officers or siockholdtrs are liable, as men tioned in this act, for the debts of sucn com pany, or aiy part thereof, the person to whom they are so liable may, instead of the proceed ing mentioned in this act, have his remedy ag.-iinst such officers or stockholders by a bill in cbanceiy. 20. And be it enacted, That any officer or stockholder of such company who has paid any debt of the company for which he is liable -un der the provision* of this act, may recover the amount so paid in an action against such com pany for money paid lor their use, in winch ac tion the property oi the company only shall be l.able 10 be taken, and not the property of any stockholder 21. And be it enacted. That every agent or other person having charge of any property of such company, on request of any public officer having for service a wiit of execution against auoh company, shall furnish the names of the diiect T8 and secretary or stockholders there of, and a schedule of a.l its property, inciuuing debts due or to become due to too compauy, so far as he may have knowledge of the sam-. 22. And be it enacted. That if a«y such officer holding an execution shall be unable to find other properiy belonging to such company lia ble to execution, ho or the judgment creditor may elect to satisfy such execution, in whole or in part, ty any debts due such company, not ex ceeding the amount thereof; and it shall be the duty of any agent or other pera»n having the custody of any evidence 'of such debt to deliver the same to the officer for the use of the cred itor, and such delivery, with a transfer to the officer in writing for the use of the creditor, and notice to debtor, shall be a valid assignment thereof; and such creuitor may sue for and col lect the same in the name of such company subject to such equitable set-otfs on the patt of the debtor as may be in other assignments. 23. And be it enacted, That every such agent or other person who shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of the two preceuing sections shall be himself liable to pay to tlie execution cieditor the amount due ou said exe cution with costs. 24. And be it enacted, That every person hold ing stock in such company, as executor, admin istrator, guardian or trustee, uiay represent tue share or shares of stock in his hands at all meeting-' of the company, and may vote accord ingly as if a stockholder. i5. And be it-enacted. That such companies which may exuire bv their own limitation, or be annulled by the legislature or otherwise, shall, nevertheless, be continued bodies corporate for the term of five years after the term when they would have been so dissolve*!, for the purpose of prosecuting and defending suits by and against them, and of enabling tht-m to gra dually settle and close their coucerns. to uis pose of and convey their property, and to div.de their capital stock, but not for the purpose of coctinuing the business for which such compa ny is established "26. And be it enacted, That whenever any such company i* d ssolved, a9 mention-d in the preceding section, the chancellor on the appli cation of any creditor or stockholder thereof, at any time within five years, shall appoint oue or more persons to be leceiversof ana for such company; and the chancellor shall have juris diction of such application, and of all questions arising in the | roceediogs thereon, and may make such orders, ii junctions and cecreea therein as justice and equity shall lequire. 27. And be it eDRCttd. That such lece.ver or receivers shall take charge of the estate and effects of such company, and collect the debts due and property be onging to such company, and have power to prosecute and defend in toe n*me of tne company, or otherwise, all such suite a* may be necessary or proper for the pur poses aforesaid and may appoint an agent or agents under them, and do ail other acts which could have been done by such eoiporaib-n. if iu being that may be nece.-sary for the final set tlement of the unfinished business of the com pany ; and the powers of the receivers may te continued beyond the said five years as long as the chancellor may deem it necessary for the purposes aforesaid. 28. And be it enacted, That the said receivers ahall pay all debts due from the company, if the funds in their hands are sufficient thert-lor; and if not. they snail distrioutc me same raiaoiy among all the creditors who have proved their debts m the manner directed by an order or de cree of court for that purpose made; and any ba'ance remaining after the payment of such debts and necessary expenses the receivers shall distribute among and pay to tnose who are justly entitled thereto, as having been stock holders of the company, or their legal repre */9. And be it enacted. That in case of the in solvency of such company, the laborers in its emplo\. shall have a lien upon the assets there of, for the amount ol wages due to them respect ively, which shah be paid prior to any other debt or debts of such company. 30. And be it enacted, That the provisions contained in this act may be amended or re pealed at the pleasure of the legislature, and e\ery company created under this act shall be bound by such amendments; but such amend ment or repeal shall not take away or impair anv remedy against any such company or its officers for any liability which they may have previou-lv incurred. 31. And be it enacted, That on the final disso lution of a iy comp toy created under this ac t , all its real and personal estate, not legally dis posed of. shall be vested in the individuals who may be stockholders, «t the time of such disso lu ion in their respective proportions, and they shah hold the same as tenants or owners in common. 32. And be it.enacted. That nothing in th s act shall authorize the building of gas works or lay ing gas pipes in any city or town which is al ready being supplied wnh gas. 33 'And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately. Approved March 27, 1874. chapteITdxxiv. A further supplement to an act entitled “An ac1 to ascertain the rights of the State ana Kipa* rian owner* in the lands lying undt-r the wa ter* of the Bay of New Yoik and elsewhere in this Siate,’’approved April eleventh, one thous and eight huudred and sixty-tour, 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That in all cases where land-which now a-e or ever have b?en under the tide waters of this state, but which have been or may hereafter be leased or granted by this state to any person or persons, party or parties, shall be taken by the company incorporated by an act entitled **An act to incor porate a company to form an artificial navigation between the waters of Newaik bay and New York bay,” approved March thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty six, or by vir tue of any supplement thereto, or by any com niissioneis appointed under last mentioned act; that in such case such person or persons, party or patties, and all persons claiming through and under them, or either of them, shall be entitled to compensation lor the lands or any materials so taken, in the same way and manner as the owner or owners of lands and materials taken for said company, under and by virtue of last mentioned act, or the supplements thereto, are entitled to compensation therefor; and in case of dissatisfaction with the report made by the commissioners appointed under last mentioned act, and the supplements thereto, they or either of them shall have the same right to appeal, and * under the same provisos as is provided for by the said last mentioned act, and the supplements thereto; provided however, that nothing in this act or in the said act approved March thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, or any supplement thereto, shall be construed to give any rigbt.-title or interest of the state to lands under water to any person or persons,cor poration or corporations. 2. And be it enacted. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act be. and the same are heraby repealed, and that this act shall take effect immediately. Approved March 27,1874. chapter qeexem.. An sot to repaid an act entifclecf ,*Afl act to incor porate the Linooln Library of. Jersey City/* ; approved March twenty-one, eighteen hun dred and seventy-tnree. _ ; , -. i ‘ . 1. Be it enacted by the Senate- end General. Assembly of. the State*ol NewrjJeresT,. That the aboye entitled act be and the Mine.is per* . by repealed. 2. And be it enaeted That, this #ct shall.lake effect immediately. "' Anproved March 2ft, 1774. A HALLUCINATION. My aunt and cousins were going to Brighton for several weeks, and had asked me down to see them. As I was not certain on which day they intended to leave London, I thought I should call at my uncle’s house, in Westend square, and inquire. When I rang the bell the doer was opened by a tall woman respec tably dressed in gray. She did not look at all like a servant, and seemed between forty and fifty. Her features were good, but masculine, and unhealthy. To my inquiry if Mrs.-was at home, she said, “No, they are all gone;’’ and before I had time to ask when they left, the door was shut. I knew that my uncle did not intend leaving town till the dis solution of Parliament, and that, when his family were from home, he generally stayed at the Palace Hotel; so I went in search of him. I found he was staying there but was not in. I then went to his club, but was unable to find him. I wished to know when I was expected at Brighton; but as I was aware that I should be welcome at any time, my chief reason in looking for him was to find out who the strange woman was that was : taking care of his house, as I could not . 1 r ... -P_1_J T J! J_. | ^ct UC1 lave UUb V/l UJJ UVUUt A UIU uuv 1 see him, however, and the next day I left for Brighton. I took the earliest opportunity of asking my aunt in whose charge she had left her house. “There is no one in the house,” she said, “it is locked up.” I then told her that I had gone to the house and described the woman who had opened the door, adding that she was one of the strangest looking women I had ever seen. My aunt eaid that I must be mistaken, as it was quite impossible there could be any one there. My cou sins agreed with her, and asked, among other things, whether I had dined before going to the square. “I know what he has done,” cried Amy, a smart child of eight—“he has rung the wrong bell.” This theory ap peared to recoive general acceptance; but I was Dot to be done out of my belief in this manner, and stuck firmly to my original assertion. Mv favorite cousin, Annie, was the only one who took my part, and said, for all that they knew, some one might have got into the house. “If any one had got into the house,” said my aunt, “it is quite evident that they would not open the door to any person who came to it.” “But,” pleaded Annie, “if they were there for no harm.” “Nonsense,” said one of her sisters, “it’s an hallucination.” At this they "all laughed, and I joined them, though I was in no laughing mood. As Annie had taken my part she did not desert me, but telegraphed to her papa to go to their house and knock at the street door three times, and say, “Open sesame.” When she told us her message, she added, “If there is any one in the house, they are certain to come for that,” to whioh we all agreed. My uncle, who would do anything for his daughter, did as he was requested, and telegraphed back that all his efforts had made no impression on the door. I was then left alone. Annie sided with the rest iD telling me I had made a mistake. I was unshaken, however, and the recol lection of the strange appearance of the person who had opened the door made me feel very uncomfortable. I made Dtoiias fn era rtn tn tnwn fVio nt, day, and determined to investigate the matter for myself. On arriving in Bon doD, I went at onee to my uncle's house. I rang the bell, but no answer. I knocked, but all was still I again rang furiously, and even kicked the door, but in vain. I began to think that I must, on the for mer occasion, have gone to the wrong door, and went out some distance to look at it before leaving. The blinds were all down, but just as 1 was turning to go away I saw a hand holding the bottom of one of them, and which was at once with drawn. It was merely fcr an instant that I saw this, and I left, feeling rather sick. I returned to Brighton the next day, and told what I had seen. I could not, however, affirm that I had seen the hand wish the same confidence as I had spoken about the woman. The action was so instantaneous that I felt that I might have been deceived, so that when my oousins began to cross examine me on the subject and show its unlikelihood, I rather wavered. When I admitted that I had rung and knocked for about five minutes without any one coming, they evidently thought I was mistaken on both occasions and had seen nothing.— My aunt had not this time jpentured to give an opinion. Much to my disgust, they then began to talk of people who had imagined they saw all sorts of strange things, till at last my aunt stopped them. She was looking very grave, and put numerous questions to me about ay health. Was I quite certain I had not been reading too bard lately? My cousins understood her and were silent. I saw Annie looking very pitifully at me. they evidently thought my mind was affected. This was mure than I oould bear, and I quhel>eiieted what they told me, the next few days, that I was looking very unwell indeed. My uncle came down for a night. He took me aside and be gan talking very mysteriously. “Young men,” he said, “reading law in chambers ought to take great care of their health, and not overwork themselves ” I had not had a book in my hand for about a month, but I did not tell him so. He strongly advised me to take a tour on the Continent. When I saw my aunt, she repeated what her husband had said They had evidently had a conference about me. As I did feel a little unwell, and had do desire to stay among people who thought I was a little crazed, I re plied that I thought that a little travelling would do me good. I found some men whom I bad known at College, who were going to Switzerland, aod they asked me to join them. We spent three very pleas, ant weeks in rambling about, and then we went to Vienna. I saw many people I knew, and had quite forgotten why I had left England. The memory of that strange looking woman never haunted me while I was away. 1 was absent al together five weeks. The day after I returned to London, as I was going to Westend square, to see if my uncle had returned before going to Scotland, the thought of what l had seen at his house darted into my mind. Just it_t_a. - of the great robbery at your uncle’s?” he said. I was unable to answer him. “I have not heard the particulars,” he continued, ‘‘but it seems to have been a very wholesale one.” While they were at Brighton, the house had actually been gutted. Pictures, carpets and even chairs had been taken away. In fact, almost every article that was portable had been carried off. There had been no plate left in the house, so that was the only thing of value that was saved. It could be seen that the burglars had actually lived in the house; they had made a raid on the wine cellar, and had left the emp ty bottles in all corners ot the house.— They had left a well written letter, thank ing my unele for the use of his house, and for what they had taken, and stating that on some future occasion they might pay him another visit. Not the slightest clue to the thieves so far as I am aware, wa.s ever discovered The police did not allow the thing to get into the papers, as they thought it might hinder them in finding out the burglars. I expected some apologies for my statements having been doubted. Instead of that, however, I was told that it was very foolish of me not to have informed the police of what I had seen. The reader may judge for himself whether I was more to blame than those I did inform. — Chambers' Journal. —-♦ ♦ » — — — For us to be able to see objects clearly and distinctly, it is necessary that the eye should be kept clean. For this purpose it is furnished with a little gland, from which flows a watery fluid (tears), which is spread over the eye by the lid, and it, is afterward swept off by it, and j runs through a hole in the bone to the under surface of the nose, while the warm air, passing over it while breathing, evap orates it. It is remarkable that no such gland can be found in the eye of a fish, as the clement in which they live answers the same purpose. If the eye had not been furnished with a liquid to wash it and a lid to sweep it off, things would nnnear as thev do when you look through a dusty glass. Along the edges of the eyelids there are a great number of little tubes or glands, from which flows an oily substance which spreads over the surface of the skin, and thus prevents the edges from being sore or irritated and it also helps to keep tears within the lid. There are also six little muscles attached to the eye which enable us to move it in every direction; and when we consider the dif ferent motions they are capable of giving to the eye, we cannot but admire the goodness of Him who formed them, and thus saved us the trouble of turning our heads every time we wished to view an objeot. i “Well,” said an old gentleman, the other day, “I have been, forty-seven years in the business, and can say what very few can after such experience; in all that time, I never disappointed but one single orediior." ‘•Bless me! what an example for our young mercantile community!” replied the person addressed. “What a pity that one time occurred! How was it?” “Why,” replied the gentleman, “I paid the debt when it became due, and I never in all my life saw a man so astonished!” A man went into a butcher’s shop, and, finding the owner’s wife in attendance, in the absence of her husband, thought he would have a joke at her expense, and said; “Madame, can you supply me with a yard cfpork?” “Yes, sir,” said she. And then, turning to a boy, she added: “James, give that gentleman three pig’s feet." A lawyer in Buoyrus, Ohio, stated at a temperance meeting that, having seen his father killed by the carelessness of a drunken' man, be took a solemn oath never-to-drink again, “Since that time/' he continued; “I have never broken that Qath, »t i«ast not vary touch.” MISCELLANEOUS. No Effect. - A German paper con tains a reply from a clergyman who was traveling, and who stopped at a hotel much frequented by wags and jokers.— The host, not being used to having clergymen at his table, looked at him with surprise; the clerks used all their artillery of wit upon him, without elicit ing a remark in self-defense. The worthy clergyman ate his dinner quietly, appar ently without observing the gibes and sneers of his neighbors. One of them, at last, in despair at his forbearance, said to him: “Well, I wonder at your patience Have you not beard all that has been said to you?” “Oh, yes, but I am used to it. Do you know who I am?” “No, sir.” “Well, I will inform you. I am chap lain of a lunatic asylum; such remarks have no effect upon me!” A person in Maryland, who was ad dicted to drunkenness, herring a consid erable uproar in bis kitcbeu one Dight, had the curiosity to st6p without noise to the door to know what was the matter, when he found his servants indulging in the most unbounded roars of laughter at a couple of negro bo\s who were mim icking himself in his drunken fiis—as how he reeled aod staggered, how looked, and nodded, and biccoghed, and tumbled The pictures which these little darkies drew of him, and which had filled the rest with such inexhaustible merriment, struck him with so salutary a disgust that from that Dight he became a perfect, sober man, to the joy of his wife and children. It’s a pity some other men . could not see themselves imitated in a like manner. Bad dreams are frequently caused by a tight neck band, which prevents the blood when it reaches the brain from flowing freely back again. Compression of any part of the body should be avoid ed at all times, but especially during sleep. The lighter the bed clothes are, the more refreshing and sweet will be the repose. For this rensoD, comforters made of delaines, or other thin woolen material, and stuffed with wool, are far preferable to those made of cotton, and warmer even than blankets, since the fibers of wool are farther apart, and the same weight goes farther in retaining the warmth of the body. Society is full of wretched men who perpetually carry a moral cancer in their hearts, and writhe under unconfessed remorse and shame, which embitter all their lives. The temptations to sin are insidoius, and promise well at first; but those who yield to them find the promise a lie, the expected sweet a bitterness in the soul, and all the effects like the poi son of asps and the sting of adders. Low vulgar sinners fear the penalties of civil law; but these are trivial compared to the scorpion lashes which await men of conscience and honor who violate moral law and incur the moral results of per fidious deeds. Some days ago a letter was received in New Orleans, directed to “the biggest fool in New Orleans.” The Post Master was absent, and on his return one of the young clerks informed him of the receipt of the letter. “And what becime of it?” inquired the Post Master. “Why,” re plied the clerk, “I did not know who the biggest fool in New Orleans was, so I opened the letter myself.” “And what did you find in it?” inquired the Post Master, “Why,” replied the clerk, “no thing but the words, ‘Thou art the man!’ ” A lady asked a pupil at a public ex amination of a Sunday school, ‘What was the sin of the Pharisees?’ ‘Eating camels, ma’am,’ was the quick reply. She had read the Pharisees strained at gnats and swallowed camels. “See,” said a sorrowing wife, “how peaceful the cat and dog are ” “Yes,” said the petulant husband, ‘ but just tie them together, and then see how they’ll fight!” A stump speaker exclaimed, know no north, no south, no cast, m. west, fel low citizens.” “Then,” exclaimed an old farmer in the crowd, “it’s time you went to school and larnt jography.” A small boy in New Haven made a sensation for a short time by quietly transferring a card bearing the words “Take one,” from a lot of handbills in front of a store to a basket of oranges. How strong is a mother’s lovo I An Edinburgh woman paid two dollars post age to send a shirt to her son in St. Paul, where ho could have bought it for forty cents. A Yankee wanted the Bridge of Sighs pointed out to him, and then offered to bet America had several bridges twice the size. One thing, .said an old toper, was never seen coming through the rye, and that’s the kind of whisky one gets now a days.