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iT- V It . "3T THE REGISTER. PUBLISHED EVEEY SATURDAY. AI.LISOX A I'KUKINS, PcWshkks. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. TBKMSTWO DOLLARS PKK YEAR. OFFICIAL PATCEOPCOUHT business jUttetort). STATE GOVERNMENT. Governor. ThoraMjK, Lieutenant Governor iiwJr 6"J beattary of State THCavanaugh 5?BKL-. "vfinfitissk ite AudiioV"":::;::: d w wader S.un't rnblic Instruction Johnlraser county Officers. il-WTalcott, DUtrict Jndge SJ'Areis, h Probate Judge Win Thrasher i.. County Treasurer 11 A Xcedham County Clerk 1i M llrown, Register of Deeds ? Simpson, 9ePV'P1L!u VI KrBryan... ...... superintendent Public Schools J LTVoodi'n i-,;,? Lyman Uuoades Survcjor A WHowland, I .....Commissioners Isaac lionebrake, ) CITY OFFICERS. WO Jones, - Mayor J K Boyd Police Judge J W Apple, 1 X Acers, 1 Jllttichards, i -..Xouneilmen WIIKichards, I C M MnuMon,J John Francis, -. -Treasurer M'J Sapp -- ...Clerk Jairies Simpson, Street Commissioner Clark Cofficld Marshal CHURCHES. 'METHODIST EPISCOPAL. , Corner of Jefferson avenue and Broadway St. Wrvices cierv Sabbath at loi a. m. and 7 p. m. I'm vr meeting Thursday etenings at 7 p. m. It. K. Jinn, Pastor. MlESBYTEKIAN. Corner MaAison avenue and Western street. fcrvices IOJf a.m. and" p. m. Sunday School.at U.1. a- " s- Cljuuc , Pastor. BAPTIST. On SicamOrc street. Sen ices every Sabbath at rt))Ja. m. and7p. m. l'rajermecting on Thurs lav evening. Church meeting at 2 p. m. on ruhinlay lierore the first sabbath in each month. Sabbath School at UJi o'clock a. m. O. T. Floyd, Pastor. Secret Societies. IOLA LODGE, NO. 38, A. V. & A. Masons meets on the first and third Saturoays iu every month Brethren in good standing are invited to attend. II. W. TALCOTT, W. M. J. X. Wiute, Sec'y. IOLA LODGE, NO. 21, I O. of Odd Fel lows hold their regular " day etcning, in their linll nvt ilrwir north of the Itost office. ISlting Iirethrcn in good standing, are invited to attend. C. M. alMl'sOX, X. O. w. C. Jotes, ec'y. DoKts. LELAND HOUSE. BD. ALLEX, Proprietor. IOLA, Kaxs. . This house his been thoroughly rr;ia:red and rcfltted and is now the most desirable place in tlw city for traielers to stop. Xo paiu ill lw tjiaml to make the gma-ts of the Lrlaiul feel at luime. llaggage transferred to and from Depot free of charge. . CITY HOTEL, RICHARD ritOCTOR, Iroprietor. Tola, Kansas. Single meals 25 cents. Day board ers one dollar ir day. 5 ttomcijs. NELSON F. ACERS, A TTOHNKV AT LAW. Iola. Allen county, x Kansas Has the only full and complete set erf Abstracts 01 -Mien coumy, J. C. McmiAV. J. II. UiriuuD, ;ounty Attorney. MURRAY & RICHARDS, ATTOBXKX'S AXl) POUXSELOIIS AT LAW. Money Pa Er4s Trom $JU) 00 to S.i,0J0 00 luaiieil on lonif time uion Improved Farms in Allen, Andcrsan, Woodson, and Xcosho coun ties. lljij5ictans M. DeMOSS, M. D., OFFICE over Jno. Francis Co.'s Drugstore Residence on Washington avenue, 2nd door Eouinaopsho street. X. J. FULTON, M. D. . L. C. PJ. S. Ont. Canada, graduate Jeflerson MedicaL-College, Philadelphia, nwmber of the ' fiurgeonandAccoueher. Office and residence over liect's (Train ana leea store. 101a. u. ptiscellaneoti5. L. L. LOW, GENERAL ACCTIOXEER. Iola, Kansas. Cries sales in Allen and adjoining counties. H. A. NEEDHAM, COUXTY CLERK. Conveyancing carefully done, and acknowledgements taken. Maps 'and plans neatly drawn. J. N. WHITE, T TXDEKTAKER, Madison avenue, Iola, Kan J sas. Wooil coffins constantly on hand and -Hearse always in readiness. Me talic Burial Cases furnished on short notice. H. REIMERT, TAILOR. Iola, Kansas. Scott Brother's old stand. Clothing made to order in the latest .and best Styles. Safrsfaefio"h guaranteed. Clean ing and repairing done on short notice. J. E. THORP, BARBER SHOP on Washington avenue first door sooth of L.L.Xorthrup's. Fuel, Prod uce and Vegetables of all kinds taken In exchange for work. Also, s few good second-hand Razors for sale cheap; also a fine quality of Hair Oil. D. F. GIVENS, WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, AXD CLOCK Rejiairer, at the postoffice, Iola, Kansas. Clocks, Watches and Jewelry) promptly and neatly repaired and warranted. A line assort KtfAl of Clacks, Jewelry, Gold jwns and other fancy articles, which will be sold cheap. . JOHN KELLY, BARBER. Shop at City Hotel, Iola, Kansas. Shaving, I3c; Hair-Cutting, 33c; Shampoon 1 ing, 25c. BLACKSMITH INC. GOEEELL & ROBINSON (Oppoiite the Potloffice, Watkmglon avenue,) Are prepared to do BucKsxrrnixo of all linds. Special attention given to HORSE SHOEING. Lumber Wagons, SPRIXG WAGOXS AXD BUGGIES Made to order and warranted better than those nisnufjetured East. Grat Plova Made toIOrder And paaraateed strong and durable. Repairing of evtry description done on short motice, and satisfaction warranted., WM, CakxiageSigx AXD ORNAJdKNTAl. PAIHTINO done "With ..tn and dispatch. S3 The above firm want aid they want those ladeMed to them to pay Up. W rfWX A-t. THE IOLA REGISTER VOLUME IX. A KIGUT OF TERROR. BY AXXA 8HEJXDS. This Bight, which will dwell in my memory with vivid distinctness while life and reason are left to me, was in Oc tober, 1870. I was at that time a tele graph operator, stationed in the little town of Deering upon the line of the Pacific railroad, between the cities of D and G . Six miles farther wriit was the more pretentious town of Paris, upon the direct road to D . Deering was by no means a model res idence. There were lager beer gardens, drinking saloons and gambling houses, out of all proportion to the more re spectable stores and residences; we had had two arrests of counterfeiters, and there was scarcely a day passed that' there was not a brawl among the ruffians around us. Still, there was a school, and a timid little blue-eyed woman had come from Vermont to teach there. How long an unprotected woman might have lived in Deering I can only guesi, for Alice Holt had been there but three months when she consented to walk into church with me one day and walk out my wife. This was in July, and we had occupied a pretty cottage nearly a quarter of a mile irom the tele graph office since our marriage. Being the only man employed in the telegraphic business at Deering, I was obliged to remain in the office during the day and part of the evening, and Alice, herself, brought me my dinner and supper. There was a small room nest to the office, with a window, but only one door, communicating with the larger room. Here Alice bad fitted up a dressing-table and mirror, a wash-stand and some shelves, where she kept pepper salt and pickle for 'my office repasts. The two rooms were on the second floor of a wooden building that stood alone. With this necessary introduction I come to the story of that October night, and the part my blue-eyed Alice, only eighteen, and afraid of her own shadow, played in it. I was in -the office at about half-past seven o'clock, wlnii one of the city o!lij ials came in, all flurried, saying : ''Stirling, have you been over to the embankment on the road to-day?" The embankment wj-5 not a quarter of a mile from the office, on the cast side. "Xu; I have not." 'It was a special Providence took me there, then. One of the great massess of rock has rolled down directly across the track. It will be as dark as a wolf mouth to-night, and if the midnight train comes from D there will be a horrible smash-up." "The midnight train must stop at fans, then, l replieu. "1 will send a message." "Yes. That is what I stopped in for. The other track is clear, so you need Hot stop the train to D ." "All right, sir." I was standing at the door, seeing my caller down the rickety staircase, when Alice came up with my supper. It was hot, and I was cold, so I drew up a table and opening can and basket sat down to enjoy it. Time enough for business, 1 thought alter wards. As 1 ate we chatted. "Any messages today?" my wife asked. "One from D for John Martin." "John Martin." Alice cried ; "the greatest ruffian in Deering. What was the message?" "Midnight train." "Was that att?" "That was all. Mr. Hill has just been in here to tell me that Iberc is a huge rock across the track at the embankment so I shall stop the train at Paris. The passengers must wait a few hours there and come on in the morning, after the track is cleared." "Have you sent the message, Robert?" "Not yet. There is plenty of time. That train does not reach Paris until 11:30, and it is not yet eight Yes it is just striking." "Better send it, Robert. If there should be an accident you would never forgive yourself. " Send it, while I put some clean towels in the wash room, and then I will come and sit with you until you can come home." She went into the dressing-room as she spoke, taking no light, but depending upon the caudles burning in the office. I was rising from my seat to send the telegram, when the door opened, and four of the worst characters in Deering, led by John Martin, entered the room. Before I could speak, two threw me back in my chair, one held a revolver to my head, and John Martin spoke: "Mr. Hill was here to tell you to stop the D train. You wi!I not send that message. Listen. The rock is there to stop that train put there for that purpose. There is a half a million in gold in the express car. Do you under stand V "You would risk all the lives in the train to rob it!" I cried, horror-struck "Exactly l" was the cool reply. "One- fifth is yours if you keep back the mes sage, ihe money has been watched all the way from San Francisco!" I saw the whole diabolical scheme at once. If the train came, it would he thrown off at the embankment, and easi ly plundered by the villains who would lie in wait there. IOLA, ALLEN "Come," Martin said, "will you join usf "Never!" I said indignantly. "We must force you then. Tie him fast." I trembled for Alice. If only my life were at stake I could have borne it bet ter. But even if we were IxJth murder ed. I could not take the blood of the passengers on the train upon my head. Not a sound came from the little room, as I was tied, hand and foot, to my chair and bound so securely that I couldn't move. It was proposed to gag me, but finally concluded that my cries, if I made any could not be heard, and a handkerchief w.is bound over lny mouth. The door of the wash room was- closed and locked, Alice still undiscovered, then the light was blown out, and the ruffians left me, locking the door after them. Thcrs was a long silence. Out3ido I could hear the step of one of the men pacing up and down, watching. I rub bed my head against the wall behind me, and succeeded in getting the hand kerchief off my mouth, to fall around my neck. I had scarcely accomplished this when there was a tap on the inner door. "Robert," Alice said. "Yes love I Speak low, there is a man under my window." "Are you alone in the room?" "Yes, dear." "I am going to Paris. There is no man under my window, and I can get otit there. I have six long roller-towels here, knotted together, and I have cut my white skirt into wide strips to join them. The rope made s reaches nearly to the ground. I shall fasten it to the door-knob and let myself down. It will not take long to reach home, saddle Sclim, and reach Paris i: time. Don't fear for me. When Jtu hear a lieu cackling under my wi-.Jow you will know I am rifely on the g imnd." Little Alice! My hrt throbbed heavily as I heard her heroic proposal, but I dared not stop her. "God bless and protect you," I said, and listened for her t:" tl. Soon the c.-!.i;iig noi r to! i me lh.it the firt step of her perilous undertaking was taken. It was a dark, cloudy and threatening a storm, and, as nearly as I could gues, close upon 9 o'clock. I i.-ould only wait and pray. I was too much stunned even yet to realize the hcruiatn of this timid woinan,-8tiirtiiig alone upon the ilurk ride, through a wild country with a storm threatening. Niue o'clock! As the bell of the church clock ceased to strike a flash, a rumble, told me a thunder storm was coming rapidly. Oh, the long, long minutes of the next hour. Ten o'clock. The rain falling in tor rents, the thunder pealing, the lightning flashing! Alice was so afraid of light ning! Often I had held her white as death, trembling, almost faintiiig, in such a storm as this. Had sue feared to start, with the storm in prospect, or was she lying somewhere on the wild road, overcome by tenor, or perhaps stricken by lightnintr. Eleven o'clock. The storm was over, though still the night was iuky black. No sound to cheer mp ; none to make the hideous suspense more endurable. A host of possibilities, like frightful nightmares, chasing one another through my tortured brain. Would the next hour never pass? Once the clock tolled midnight all was safe. I was drenched with perspiration wrung from me by mental agony one hour; chilled with horrot the next. No words can describe ths misery ot waiting as the minutes dragged slowly along. In the dead silence a far-off sound struck a thrill of horror to my heart, far exceeding even the previous ajony. Far, faraway a faint whistle came through the air. Nearer and nearer, then the distant rumble of the train, growing more and more distinct. The midnight down-train was coming swiftly, snrely to certain destruction! Where was my wife? Had the ruffians intercepted her at the cottage? Was she lying dead somewhere upon the wild road ? Her heroism was of no avail, but was her life saved? In the agony of that question the approaching rumble of the train was far more the bitterness of Alice lost than the horror of the doomed lives it carried. Why had I let her start upon her mad errand ? I tried to move. I writhed in impo tent fury upon my chair, forcing the cruel cords to tear my flesh, as I vainly tried to loosen even one hand. The heavy train rumbled past the tel egraph office. It was an express train and did not stop at Deering station; but as I listened, every sense sharpened by my mental torture, it seemed to me that the speed slackened. Listening intently I knew that it stopped at the embank ment, as nearly as I could judge. Not with the sickening crash I expected, not proceeding wails and groans from the injured passengers, but gradually and carefully. A moment more and I heard shouts, the crack of fire-arras, sounds, of some conflict. What could it all mean ? The min utes were hours, till I heard a key turn in the door of my prison, and a moment later two tender arms were round my neck, and Alice was whispering in my ear: COUNTY, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 20, 1875.. "They will come in a few minutes, love, to set you free! The villains left the key in the door! I thought of that beforel started, but there was a man on the front watching. I crept round the house and I saw him, so I did not dare be seen." "But have you been to Paris?" "Yes, dear." "In all that storm ?" ''Sclim seemed to understand. He carried me swiftly and surely. I was well-wrapped in my water-proof cloak and hood. When I reached Paris the the train had not came from D ." "But it is here?"1 "Only the locomotive and one car. In that car was a sheriff, deputy sheriff and twenty men armed to the teeth, to capture the gang at 'the embankment. I came, too, and they lowered me from the platform uhen the, speed slackened, so that I could run here and tell you all was safe." While we spoke my wife's fingers had first untied the handkerchief around my neck, and then, in the dark, found some of the knots of the cords binding me. But I was still tied fast and strong, when there was a rush of many feet upon the staircase, and in another moment, light and joyful voices. "We've captured the whole nine!" was the good news. "Three, including John Martin, are desperately wounded, but the surprise was perfect! . Now, old fellow, for you!" A dozen clasp knives at once severed my bonds, and a dozen hands were ex tended iu greeting. As for the praises thowered upon my plucky little wife, it would require a volume to tell half of them. The would-be assassins and robbers were taken to D for trial, and would have escaped, had not John Martin, on his death-bead, turned States evidence. Ili ante-mortem testimony sent the sur vivors to the penitentiary. Alice aud I left During for a more civilized community the following year. But before nc went there was an invi tation sent to us to meet a committee from the railroad company at Paris on Thanksgiving Day. We accepted; had a dinner; were toasted and compliment ed, and then Alice was presented with a silver.tea service, as a testimonial from the passengers upon that threatened down-train, the express company and railroad directors, k: iSizin u; thui.- grat itude for the lives au'i propel ly saved by her heroism. A ClcVef Debater. Speaking of the old-time political de bates of Virginia gentlemen, George Gary Eggleston relates in the November At lantic this racy anecdote : A story is told of one of the fiercest of these social political debaters a story too well vouched for among his friends to be doubted which will serve perhaps to show how unnecessary the presence of an antagonist .was to the successful conduct of a dispute. It was "at a dining day," to speak in the native idiom, and it so happened that all the guests were Whigs, except Mr. E , who was the stanches t of Jcffersonian Democrats. The discus sion began, of course, the moment the ladies left the table, and it speedily waxed hot. Mr. E , getting the ear of the company in the outset, laid on right and left with his customary vigor, rasping the Whigs on their sorest points, arguing, asserting, denouncing, demon strating to his own entire satisfaction for perhaps half an hour; silencing every attempt at interruption by saying : ."Now wait, please, till I get through ; I'm one against seven, and you must let me make my points. Then you can reply." He finished at last, leaving every Whig nerve quivering, every Whig face burn ing with suppressed indignation, and every Whig breast full, almost to burst ing, with a speech in reply. The strong est debater of them all managed to begin first, but just as he pronounced the open ing words Mr. E interrupted him. 'Pardon me." he said. "I know all your little arguments, so I'll go and talk with the ladies for half an hour, while you run them over; when you get through send for me and I'll come and sweep yeu clear cut of the arena." And with that the exasperating man bowed himself out ofthedining-room. Just Like Mex. A few days ago it was decided by a vote of the trustees in a certain church in this city to have the edifice cleaned. A committee of six gentlemen volunteered to beat the cush ions, and they took them into a vacant lot and exercised their muscles for about two hours. They then voted the job well done, and placed them in the pews again. The next thing in order was the sweeping ot the church, and when this part of the work was finished the com mittee found to their disgust that there was more dust in the cushions than when they were first taken out. A lady who hcard'of the affair remarked that it was just like men. 7Vy Press. A gentleman who has a thrifty cherry tree in an insecure place put a capital stone imitation of a dog under it to frighten off boys. The other morning he went out to find the legs and tail broken off the image, and the body sticking in the ground and labeled, "this 'ere dorg feels sick." OPINION OF TUB ATTOKNGY-OE.NEUAL Topeka, Kan., Nov. 13, 1874. Hon. Thomas A. Osborn, Governor: Deab Sir: I have the honor to ac knowledge the receipt from you of a communication, of which the following is a copy, to-wit : Hon. A. it. F. Randolph, Attorney-General: Dsau 8m: In view of the adoption, at the late election held in this Slate, of the proposed amendments to the constitution of the State of Kansas, I have the honor to request that j'on will fumih me at your earliest com enien-e, your opinion, in writing, as to the cou-titiitionil power of the Legislature to meet at the State capital and hold a regular seion, commencing on the second Tuesday or January, l?7(i. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Tuoiias A. Onnoux, Governor. The question submitted can properly be resolved into two questions, as fol lows, to-wit: First : Has the adoption of amended sections, 25 of article 2 and 3 of article 11, and section 29 of article 2, wholly obliterated original sections 25 of article 2, and 3 of article 11? Second: If the ratification of the three amendments has had the legal effect of obliterating sections 25 of arti cle 2 and 3 of article 11, has the Legisla ture the constitutional power to meet and hold a regular session on the second Tuesday of January, A. D., 1875. Let us considar each of these questions in its order. Section twenty-five of article two is as follows: . "'All sessions of the Legislature shall be held at the State capital, aud all regular unions shall commence annually, on the Seconal Tuesday of January." Said section as amended and adopted is as follows: "All session) of the Legislature shall lie held at the Sia'e capital, and beiuaing wi th the ses sion of cigheen hundred and seventy-seven, all regular sessions shall be held once in two years, commencing on (tie second Tuesday in January of eaci'i alternate year thereafter." Section three of article eleven is as follows: "The legislature shill provide, each year, for raiding revenue sullicie.it to defray the current expenses of the Stale. ' ' Said section as amended and adopted is as follows : ' 'The Le ji,Uturc shall pro ide, at each regular tension, for r-HIng eualjient revenue to defray the current expenses of Ihe State for two years." Also, to article two is added a new Miction, to-wit : section twenty-nine, which is as follows: "At the general election held iu eighteen hun dred and seventy-aix, au.l thereafter, members of thellaujeof Representatives sh ill be elected for tiro ears. ami members of the Senate shall be tJc-ted for four jeu-o." These three amendments arc all plain ly prospective in their operation; amend ed section 25 of article 2, and amended section 3 of Article 11, can have no act ual force and effect until from and after the second Tuesday of January 1877, and section 2D of article two, cannot be reduced to practice until the Tuesday succeeding the first Mouday in Novem ber 1876. It will be admitted that the Legisla ture in proposing, and the electors in adopting, these (intendments, which pro vide for biennial sessions, intending that the regular annual session of the Legis lature should be held in 137C, in accord ance with original sections 25. of article 2 and 3 of article 11, and that, thereafter regular sessions should be held once in two years in accordance with said sec tions as amended; and that they did not intend to endanger or sacrifice the.great and various public interests of the State by leaving the Legislati.e department of the Government utterly destitute of any constitutional authority or warrant to meet in regular session in 1876. It is not to be presumed that the Legislature intended to leave itself powerless to pro vide for raising revenue sufficient to de fray the current expenses of the State for the year 1877 that its purpose was that the salaries of the State officers and judges, the per diem aud mileage of the members of the Legislature, the interest on the State debt, the necessary appro priations for the asylums for the insane, the deaf and dumb and the blind, the appropriations for the State prison, and for the numerous educational institu tions, for the year 1877, should not be paid until after the expiration of said year, for lack of State revenue collected in 1876. It is not to be presumed that tlte Legislature intended I hat, at the late general election, members of the House of Representatives should be elec ed uselessly, unless by the Governor convened in extra session, and that no reports of the officers of the Executive Department, and of all the public State institutions for the present year, should be transmitted to that body as is requir ed by section 16 of article 1 of the Con stitution. Nor is it to be supposed that the last Legislature intended that the imperative duty of making an appor tionment of the State based up6n the census of 1875 should be wholly disre garded in 1876, or be hastily and imper fectly performed at a special session such duty being imposed upon the Leg islature for .he coming year, bf section 2 of article 10, and being of the utmost importance to 'the public welfare, iu view of the present imperfect and unsat isfactory apportionment, and the rapid increase of the population of the State. Let it be granted as it is claimed that at .the late general election, if a majority of the electors voted in favor of the proposed amendments, thca that under and by virtue or section 1 of arti cle 1 1 of the Constitutiju, thsy became NO. 47. a part of the organic law of the State from and after six o'clock in the after noon of the second day of November, 1875, and constituent parts of the same, to inslarJi ; still, it does not follow as a necessary result from the proposition admitted, that at the precise moment of the adoption of the amended sections, 25 of article 2 and 3 of article 11, the original sections to which these are amcudatory must be instantaneously ex tinguished, in order that the., new sec tions may become parts of the" constitu tion. Certainly, this result might have been prevented and postponed by such terms and conditions contained in the ucw sections as would render; the old sections operative until a time certain, and the new sections effective not until from and after said time. For instance, amended section 25 of article 2 of the Constitution might4Iiave' been prepared and submitted in the following form : "All sessions of Uie Legislature shall be held tit the State capital. The Legislature shall meet in regular session on the second Tuesday of Jan uary, 1S70, and in regular session on the second Tuesday of January, 1S77; and from and after said second Tuesday of January, 1S77, regular cessions of the Legislature shall be held once in two years, commencing on the second Tuesdjy of January, 1879." In the example supposed as above, al though such amendments may have be come a part of the organic law, yet it must for a time remain in suspense or abeyance as to its real force and effect. In the case really presented aud under consideration, until the amendments do in fact take effect there can be no' actual strife or conflict between them and the provisions to bi superseded. The old and the new sections may stand harmoniously together as parts of the same organic law the former being active, and the latter being wholly inactive until the pre scribed time shall come for the suprem acy of the latter. There is no such re pugnancy between them that they can not bo supposed to stand together, side by side, at peace with each other. A statute can be repealed only by an express provision of a subsequent law or 4y necessary implication. To repeal a statute by implication, there must be such a positive repugnancy between the provisions of the law and the old that they cannot stand together, or be con sistently reconciled. These principles being applicable also to the provisions of a constitution and amendments thereto, and the general rules of interpretation and construction being the same, whether applied to statutes or constitutions, it therefore plainly appears that original sections, 25 of article 2 and 3 of article 11, have not been repealed, either by any express provision contained in their cor responding amended sections, or by any necessary implication. Nor does it appear that this view of the question in volves an absurdity akin to that of sup posing that two material bodies can oc cupy the same space at the same time. The Constitution is not to be likened to a solid or body which combines the three dimensions of extension, and whose length, breadth and thickness, are in the case of the Constitution, each invariable, so that nothing therein contained can be amcuded unless the old provision be pushed out of their places, in order to give room for the new. Even though the original sections, 25 of article 2 and 3 of article 11, should be suffered to remain in their old places in the Constitution, there need be no distressing uncertainty in the mind of any citizen of this com monwealth, concerning the whereabouts of the corresponding amended sections as constituent parts of that instrument. Whether, at the present moment, propo sitions one and two" are above or below, next before or next after the original sec tions respectfully amended by them, is a matter of no great pnblic concern. These two amended sections will in due time come into full force and effect. But suppose it shosld be admitted that the adoption of amended sections, 25 of article 2 and 3 of article 11 has had the unlooked for legal effect of totally eliminating from the Constitution the old sections corresponding thereto, and that the fundamental law ot the State does not now prescribe the time and place for a legislature session to be held next year, it by no means follows as a reasonable and necessary conclusion that the Legislature cannot meet in regular session at the capital of the State on the second Tuesday of January, 1876. It is a well settled political principle that the Constitution of a State is to be regarded, not as a graut of power, but rather as a limitation upon the powers of the Legislature; and that it is compe tent for the State Legislature to exercise all legislative power not forbidden by its own Constitution, or that the United States, or delegated, to Congress. It must, also, be conceded that, with 'the exception of the original sections above named, the amendment adopted have, wrought no changes in' the Constitution. which can in any way affect the Legis lative Department of the State Govern ment before the general election to be held next year. It must be conceded further, that the Lc-gislatare has bsen duly created by the Constitution, that the members of both its branches have been duly elected foe the approaching year, and that tbey are not by the or ganic law forbidden to meet at the State capital on the second Tuesday of Janu ary, 1876. It may also be admitted, for the purpose of this argument, that out- 4 side of said section: 25 of article 2, there. KATES OF ADVERTISING,. spack.... l w. 2 w. w. t m.t3 ra.le m. I tb: linen ... 91 i so 2co .IU)WWlCJO Slot") ilucb.... 1 .V) 3 30 SOU 6 SO 10 Oil 15 UU 3 Inch.... SOU 300 5 0. TO) 30 U UU 9IW 41nch.... 250 4UU 6 SC 1000 12 00 17 30 25 00 Hl'-ol.... 350 551 S 50 12 OU 13 Ot. tt OU 33 00 Jit'ot... i50iO0UlBUOiiO..TO0JSOU GO (.0 !. Col 10 OjUO W i! 00 27 00 JS OO JO 00 100 CO JCjTransient and Legal advertisements must be paid fur in advance. I ocal and Special NHices, 10 cents line. All letters in relation t Msinesa in any war connected with the office should tw addressed to the Publisher and Proprietors. AlluoX A Pfennig, is now bo provision in the Constitution which prescribes the time and place for a regular session to be held next year. It is almost needless to remark that the powers of the Legislature, if exercised at all, must be exercised at some time and some place, and that fixing time and place for the exercise of the powers vested in the Legislature, is merely a limitation or restriction of the same, and not a grant of them, and that snch a rule can have no effect-whatever upon their nature, character, extent or pur pose. The Legislature being duly created, and its members duly elected'for 1876, its right to meet is inherent in itself is an implied power and does not depend upon a constitutional provision fixing ft specific time and a place for its meeting. If the Constitution does fix the time arid place for a session to be held, then the Legislature is bounded by this provision, but if there is no such provision, the Legislature has a right to meet of its own motion, and when the quorum required shall have' assembled and duly organized, 'it is competent to legislate. its members may come together .volun tarily they may come on the recom mendation of the Governor or at the suggestion of anybody, and being in fact assembled, they are empowered to do all that they are by the Constitution created to do. Suppose that from any cause the breaking out of a pestilence ; the cap ture of the capital by enemies ; or the wilful negligence of its members the Legislature had failed to meet atTopeia on the second Tuesday of January, 1375; but that a constitutional quorum, with out having been convened by the Gov ernor had met and organized at Lecomp- ton ou the second Tuesday of February 1876, and there held a session ; would not such session be regarded, in legal con templation, as having been regular? Would it not have been the duty of Ihe Legislature at such supposed session to provide for raising revenue sufficient to defray the current expenses of the State ? The members of the Legislature will come together as usual at the State cap ital on the secoud Tuesday of January, 1876 ; they will organize and hold a ses sion according to custom and the rules heretofore followed. The session will be held at the customary time and place, and for the ordinary and accustomed purposes of a regular legislative session.. Why will not said session be regular? In the absence of legal provision fixing the time and place for said session to lie held, and there being no provision for bidding it, the word "regular," as applied to such a session, may be defined as ordi nary, customary, usual, agreeable to an ordered or prescribed course, or to a steady and uniform course or practice. In my judgment, the adoption of amended sections, 25 of article 2 and 3 of artiele 11, and section 29 of article 2, of the constitution of this State, has not deprived the Legislature thereof of its constitutional authority to meet at the State capital and there to bold a regular session commencing on the second Tues day of January, 1870. Respectfully submitted. A. M. F. llASDOLPn. Attorney General. The lanaceBt Boy. The Vicksburg boy can stand up with any other boy in the world against on accusation. The other day when a Vicksburg mother discovered stiar on the pantry shelf, she called to her boy and said : "Some one has been stealing this su gar!" "Is it possible," he exclaimed, rolling up bis eyes in astonishment. "Yes, it ia jKwsible, and the thief is not far away, either!" "Ain't he ? Do yon suspect father?" "No, I don't" "Couldn't be the cat, could it?" he inquired, glancing under the Uble iu search of the feline. "Cats don't eat sugar, young man !" "They don't?" "Nj sir, the thief is a boy about your size." "He is, eh? I'd just like to catch him in here once!" 'If this sugar is disturbed again," she said, as she covered the box, "I know of a boy who will get his jacket dusted' "That's bully! I wish you vjoold let me stay out of school so's to see you catch and maul him." And he went out A devour the other lumps. Vicisbtirg Herald. The PfltLG60PHYOF Water Df Milk. "We knuws the public is down on us," remarked the eld milkman, as he dipped out .the desired quart from one of hia cans, "but the public is mistaken. Ia the fst place we put in a leetle water only a bit to make up for shrinkage. It goes to the big dealers, and they ain't a bit keerful when they gits to pouring in the water. They sell it to the grocers, and they put in chalk with one band and water with the other, and they are thinking of politics and get in too much. The servant girl goes for the family milk, drinks a third of it, and she puts in war tertomake up the measure; and, you see, when the family get it the taste ain't there, and they goes for us poor old men who ain't got a dishonest hair in our heads. That's the way, mister gee op there, Homer f ' Jktroit Free Pro. ,r?fj-'.'