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AND FARMERS, MECHANICS, AND MANUFACTURERS' ADVOCATE. NBl' SRRIES.-VOL. 5. NO. 32. ST. CLJIRSVILLB, (111), FR1IUV, MtV 6, 1853. .VOLE NO. m THE BELMONT CHRONICLE, l i-i fOBLISHEU EVERY FRIDAY MORNINO, IIV II. J. IIOWAltD & O. n. COWEN. OFFICE ON NORTH MM OF MAIN ST. A (few doors west of Wnrlcim Street TERMS Or auBSOBirTiON. a t Ml If paid wluiinllirceiiiontriii, u'nn If peielarte-r llretliine, . , , ..,,7'. rarssre IMMNIMMel nly M the option of Iht editor, while arrearages are duo. TERM OFAOVKRTIIIINa. Hach qrf,(ll tinea or lm,) three week, S1.00 Krtrr rllitionl Inecrtion, Yonrly advertieciiienle one colonili, 'SIS lUir column, fj'." Quarter eoleinm, eVsftseinnal carets 3 net annum. . JtVah letters adrlreaeed to tho editor mut In pid to 4mgreiientlo.i.. I J THE LAW OF NEWSPAPERS. k Buliesrlliere who do not jive eipreaa notice to the contrary, are considered M wlnhinfto eoniinoethelr run- ""r'iutxieriheri order the dlicontlnnince of their pe riodicals. the puWiiliere may cmitiiwe to lend them til si) arrearaseea are paid. , 3 If fubecrilwrii nejlector refunctotaXethclr per nd I Mil from the office, to which they are directed, they re held rSSponslbls till they have nettled the hill, ami rdsreil tliem dlacontimicit. 4. If uhicrihem remove to other place without in forming the pnMisrier, and the periodical" arc sent tu th former diroction, tbey are held responsible. 5. The eoiirta have derided that rdmlm to laKe per lodicala from the office, or mnovina and leavms llicni ancalled for, i prima facie evidence of intentional fraud. LAWS OF OHIO. Published by Authority. AN ACT Supplementary to the net "to provide lor tho organ isation of cities and incorporated villages," passed May 3, 1832. Sec. 1. Be tl tnactrd ft) the General AsirmHyol the Stale of Ohio, That whenever it may be neces sary lor any cily to provide grounds and erect there on a court house, jail or public offices tor the use ol the county within1 which it may be situated, it shall nd may be lawful fortlio council of such city to bor row such an amount ol money ns may be required then anil lor that purpose to issue the Modi ol the city bearine; bitch ratio ol interest and payable atsuch time and place as to the cuuncil shull seem proper and pledge the faith ol the city for the payment thereof; provided however that all moneys so bor rowed shall be used nnd applied exclusively to the purchase of the ground and the erection of the build ings thereon as aforesaid and to no other purpose whatever. Sec. 2. For tl c purpose of paying the interest up on the loan provided lor ill the lust seclion, and also the principal when the same shall fall due, the coun cilof such city is hereby sulhorixed in addition to the other taxes allowed by law to levy and assess all such taxes as may from time to lime be necessary lor that purpose which taxes shall be certified to the county auditor, and collected in the same manner as other taxes ol said city. Sec. 3. That seclion forty-six ot the act entitled an act "to provide for the organization of cities and incorporated villages," passed May 3, 183-, be so amended as to rcac ns follows: Src. 46 No order directing the opening of a new road, street or alley or the taking of any land for the improvement straightening or changing any road treat or alley shall be made by the snid trustees un- less they shall all concur therein, and no order shall . be made for the improvement or repairs of any road, street, or alley, except on tho petition of two-thirds or the resident owners of tho lots of land through or by which such ronil, street or alley, or part thcrtol to be improved or repaired shall puss. Sec 4. That seclion foriy-i-ix of the act entitled an set "to provide for tho organiznlion of cnies and incorporated villsuej" paused May third one ihou sand tight hundred and iif'y-uvo be ond ihe same is lioroliu rsMinn I , i i JAMES C. JOHNSON, Speaker of the House of J!,vresintatiirs. , WILLIAM MEDILL, Pnuidtnt oj the Se nate. March 12, 1853. March 12, 1853. [No. 11. ] AN ACT Concerning Divorce and Alimony. - Src. I. He tt enacted liy the L-mmil ,i iiii.i.y 1) the Slate of Ohio, '1 hat the, several Courls of Com mon i'leus in this BlatlS, t linll have the cogni sance of cmiiiing divorces, for lite following causes: First: Where either of the parlies had a former wife or husband living, at the time ct solemnizing the second marriage. Second: Where either of the parties shall have le in wilfully niacin ftom the other thiee years. Third: Adultery. Fourth: Impotency. Fifth: Extreme cruelty. Sixih: Fraudulent contract. Seventh: tiroes neglect of duty. Fighlh: Ilabiiuul drunkenness, for three year. Ninth: Where either parly has been or shall here after be sentenced to imprisonment and actually im prisoned in the ptnilcntiory of this Stale, or elate prison of any other Suite or Teriitory of the United States, or the District of Colninblii, lor any viola tion of the laws ot the I'nited Stoles; or where either party has been or shall hereufler be sentenced to ini piiionment and actually imprisoned in the peniten tiary in ll is state, tor any violation ot the criminal laws of this stale, or ill the pcnileiilinry or s tale pii son of any of the L'niled States, or either ol thu ter TUories thereof, or the District ol Columbia, tor any crime or offence against ihe laws ol tidier ot said Slates or Territories, h- lito District ol Columbia; provided, such crime or offence against the laws ol such State, Teriitory, or District o! Columbia, be ol the same characleror Rrsde as is or may bo by ihe Jaws ol ibis State punished Iw imprisonment in the penitentiary, and, provided, also, that all applications for die orce under iho ninth clause of this section, bali be made during iju: iiiunisomnuit ol the ad verse porty. Six. 2. That In addition to the causes ol divorce heady declured in this act, the several Courts ol Common Fleas of Una State shall have power u grant a divorce in lavor of a party applying for the same whenever it shall be mode to appear that the husband or wile, of such psrty hna obtained a decree of divorce in any of the courts, of any other Stuie, by vinue of which ihe party who shull have obtain ed such decrte shall have been released from the ' obligation ol the marriage contract while the same remains binding upon the other party. Blc. 3. That in all cases where a divorce shall be applied for, the complainanthnll file his or hur petition in the office of the Clerk of ihe Court of the proper county, at least two months before the sit ting of said court, which Kliiion shall in all case distinctly set lorih the true cause of complaint, and if the adverse party is a rcsidont of the couiny in which the petition is tiled, the Clerk of said Court shall issue u summons directed to the shuiiff ot the county, which together with a copy of the petition shall be served on the adverso parly at leusl sii weeks before the silling of said Court: but if tho par ly defendant is not a resident ot the county in wind the petition shall bo tiled, then notice shall be given f the pendency of said petition by publication it some newspaper of general circulation, lor the tern of six consecutive weeks, which noliie shall contoii the subsiunce and prayer ol said peliiion, and ll such case a summons und s copyol the peliiion shsl forthwith on ihe filing ol said ieliiion, be. diipositet in the post office, directed to the parly defendant, a Ms or her place of resldencc.unless ilshallhe made U pear to the eaiisfacuonot ssid Court, by affidavit 0 otherwise, that euctj residence is neither known l said spplicant, nor can wilh reasonable diligence b 'ascertained by liim or her; or if the adverse part Uull reaide iu any other county ol litis Mate, th applicant may at his or election, give notice b service of s summons snd copy of the peiiliot which service shull he made at least six weeks be lore the utuugol said Court; provided, that notion in this act shall be so construed as toprevent a heal ing or decision ot the cause at tho first term alte the petition shall sealed. Sec. 4. The party by such summons shall be ri qui-. -.1 to appear and answer said peliiion, whic oouwer. shall be received without outh, and il tl party o mpluined of shall not sjprar, or, nppeaiini strull admit or deny the allegauona in sail peuiioi lite court shall tin i.hiii n proceed to lieur and o Itrmme the same, and if, upon heating any or d ol the charges in mid pc'.hion to he confined lo tl cause eiiuuieraled in the hrst mi i this act, fchall- by 0 1 1 1 !( i i . u il l' suuiopy, In- .proved to ll salialsctluii ol said court, the court may proceed pronounce the niariiageconeracldesootvetd, V bnlh llie- panics ivkubid fWMH the obligouoiieol 'hetair provulrd, mat the dissolution id uch marriage slit in no wise ollect the legitimacy of the children then of; and the court shall make such order for the lib position, care and maintenance of the children ( audi marriage; If any there be, as shull be just an reasonable. Six. S. Thst upon ihe hearing of petition's fu divorce, the court may permit proofs of tho admit ions ol the parties to be received in evidence, care fully excluding such as they shall find reason to be lieve have been eibtained by connivance, fruud coercion, or oilier improper means. BtO, 6; That in all cases where an application i made for a divorce, under the provisions of this n proof of co-liabiiation, and reputution of th marringe of the parlies shnll be admitted, and nt th discretion of the court or jury trying the cause, ma; be received as sufficient evidence ot such marriage sny law, usage or custom to the contrary, notwiih standing. Sec. 7. That where a divorce ahull lie granted by reason of the aggression ol the husband, tin wife shall be restored lo all her lands, tenements & hereditaments, not previously disposed of, and ti her maiden name if she so desires, and shall he al lowed such alimony out ol her husband's real one personal property, as the court shall think reasonable naving duo regard to the properly which camo ti him by marriage, and the rnlue of Ida teal and per sonal estate, at the time of said divorce, which ali niony may be allowed to her In real, or personal pro perty, or both, or by decreeing toiler such sum o money, payable either in gross, or ip instalments as the court may deem jusl and equitable, and If the wife survive her husband she shall also he entitle! 10 her right of dower in tho real estate of her bus band.not ullowcd to her as alimony -of which he wo: seized at any time during the coverture and lo wnlcl she had not relinquished her right of dower; but i the divorce shall arise by reason ot the aggression ol the wile, she shall be barred of oil riglil of dowel in ihe lands of which her husband shall be seized a the time of the filing of ihe peliiion lor divorce, oi which he may tbcreiilier acquire, whether there be issue or not, auel the court shall order to her, restora tfon ol the whole of her innds, tenements or here ditaments not previously disposed of, and also sue! shore of the husband's real or personal property, o bolbi as to such court may appear just and reason nble. Sec. 8. That nil applications for divorce, or foi alimony, under tho provisions of this act, shall be made In the county, whero iho complainant, lain: tide, resides, nt the lime of making such application or In the county where the cause of complaint oiose or took place; and tho court shall hear and determine the wme, whether the marriage took place, or the cause of elivorce occurred 'wilhin thn citato or else where: Provided, the petitioner shall be a resident ol the Suite, ot least one your next before the HITn'g of his or her pe tition in tho clerk's office ol saiel court. Sec. 9, That tho said court shall have power It gram alimony It) the wife tor her sustenance; durin? Ihe pendency of n peliiion lor divorce filed lor anv of the causes aforesaid. Sue. 10. That the wife may file her petition a' tforesttd in the Cejuit of Common l'leas for alimonj alone, without the prayer lor the dissolution of the innrringe contract tor tha following causes, lo wit: First, Adultery: second, Cross neglect ol duly; thirel Abandonment of the wife without good cause; fourth When there is a separation iu consciuunce of ill treatment on llie pan of tho hu-band; litili, habitual drunkenness; and sixth, Confinement in the pen itentiary of Ohio, or in tho benltentury or Siato prison of any ol ihe I'nited Slates or e ither id the territories thereof or tho District ot Columbia loi any Clime or offence of the same character or grade as is or may be by the laws ot this State punishee with itnpiisonmeni in th penitentiary, in whicl cntc ihe application shall be made while the husbant is so confine d. Sec. It. The preicee-dings on said peliiion lot alimony alone shull in all respects be conilue led ni in applications for divorce uneler tho provisions o this act, and the said Court shnll upon snlisluctor) proof of any er nli the charges in said petition make such Ordefi for the disposition care and maintenance of the children of such marriage, if any there be, ni shall be just nnd reasonable, and restore to the mi all her lands, tenements and hsreditanients not pre viously disposed of, and shall give judgment in he favor tor such alimony out of her husband's real one personal properly oe moy bo just and equitable, to he allowed to her in real or personal property, or boih or in moneys payable either in gross or in inslal uitiits, and'ilieCouri shall ul l.y ib.ir Rnid tin'ei ment vest in her the right anil power to acquire, hold manage and dispose ol property, money, mid pooae in uciion, nnd lo bring nnel maintain suns in he own behnll free from the cemirol or intcrlerence o he r toiel husband; or the snmo may bo vested ii trustees lor her use and benefit. Slc 12. That when the wile shall file her pen lion under the provisions of this act, praying tor i divorce Irotn her husband, or lor alimony nlono, th residence of her husband shall not be so construe! ub te preclude her from the provisons ol this net. tc. 13. A change of venue shall lie allowed b; any court in which anv petition for divorce or nli niony tuny be filed for the hearing at delcrininatioi of the same upon the petitioner making onplicaiioi therefor anil making an affidavit ihai in Ins or lie behull a fair and impartial healing and determina lion cannot lie bud before the Court ill which th petition is filed and in case of such change o venue the cnuse shall be: removed to any ceiu'iiy e ihe same judicial district for hearing und dclcimiuo lion. . u, i Src. 14. Thai any married woman may hie tic peliiion in llie Court of Common l'leos, setting fort ihnt her husband, from habitual intemperance or an oilier cause, is obnul lo waste and siuander the pre perty, li'gal eir equitable, money, creelils and chose: iu action lo which she is entitled In her own rlgh or uny part thereof, or is proceeding fraudulently h convert ihe same, or any part thereof, lo Ins owi use, for the purpose of placing the same beyond lie reach aha deptfvlng her of me benefit thereof, on the court, upon llie hearing of the fuse, may enjoi the husbond from disposing of or otherwise lniejrlei mg with such properly, monie s, creelils, and chose ill nciion, and may appoint a receiver to manage i control ihe saino lor the benefit ol ihe wile, and ma also muko such olher order in iho premises as ihe may thorn just anil proper, anil upon the filing i such petition a provisional injunction may be allow eel ns in other cases; and such petition shall be file in llie couniy where said petitioner resides, and 111 husband ol said petitioner shall lie mude a part defendant to said petition in the some manner aa i provieled lor by the second seclion ot ibis act, in lit cose of u peliiion tor divorce. Slc. 15. Ii; ull applications for divorce, or le alimony alone, and In coses whero the peliiion i tiled uneler the eleventh section of this act v.hel llie witnesses sholl reside in the county in which lit oppllcnlion is made, or the petiticn tiled, ihey aha be examined in opM court, bul it they shall restel without ihu county, or are unublo to otiend cour their deposition moy be token as In other cases, bi when '.he adverse party shall not reside wilhin tl eoun'y whero the application or netition is pendin( or in un adjoining couniy.or shall not have an atto neyjre siding in the couniy where such application i peliiion is pending, or in an adjoining cijuiuy, it usual notice of the time and place ol taking sui depositions, shall not be required, but in such cas noiice ol the time and place of taking such depoi tiuns, shull be. given by publication in some new itidiuifoT'tiHit uUe'wtSiS'fatSn of taking such depositions, and a cor y ol such noil 1 shall at or before the lirat publication thereo bo d posuedmlhepostotfioe, properly diiei'le:el to ll ' narly defendunl, at his or her place of residenc ! when such residence is known to the pelumner , can wilh rcusonoblc diligence be ascertained by U 1 "skc! 16. That in the ease of poliiion for divot I ! or peliiion for alimony alone, no uppeal shall I r allowed from any judgment or oreler ol the Court I Common rieas to the district court. Skc 17 That in cases arising under tho eleven I sccuon of this set, either party may apiM.I Ire 1 any tinol judginenl or order of the Court of Comm ' Plt-os 10 ifieDislrict Court, as in other cases; t '' when such appeal is taken by the petitioner, a " ahull not be required lo give bond. hSsVW, That the act entitled "An act conce, " inu divorce and alimony," passed March 6th, A. ' 1W40, and an act enutled "An act to amend an t concerning divorce and alimony," passed MM t 29lh 1841? nnd nil act entitled "An eel to amend I " act concerning divorce and alimony ," passed M ai 6lh, IS40, which was passed March 3d, A. U. 1 !' and an act entitled "An act to amend the act ci earpitag .itvorcc snd alimony" passed March , IH4H which was passed March 2, A. D. 1840, t " also an act enutled "An act authorizinn; iho gra ' ffl ol Ali.m.ny," passed March24tl., IMI b i 11 tha same are hereby iepe.olo.1; provided, lint 'e ciiihrsnf divorce or alimony now exuling under piowiousof ihe acts alor-said arehe.eby fxprei "' reserved and protected but in all cases mm pen-l or hercolitr cumro'. nced under s-jid acts the proti II ings shall be oomluclcd according to the provisions e b ihia net. JAMES OF JOHNSON, if Siteakr of the Ilonte of Uciin ttutntieei. WILLIAM MEDDIL. Siieaker of the Senate. March 11, 1853. [No. 12.] AN ACT To amend the fiftieth section of the act cnt ' tied "an act fer the assessment and taxatin , "l till proporty in this State, and for levyin , taxes thereon, according to its true value i u money," passed April 13, A. D. IS52. ' Sec. I. He it enacted by the Ocncral Assent ' bly of tho Stto of Ohio, That the fiftieth sec ' tion of the act entitled "an act for the asscsa merit and luxation of ull property in this State j and for levying taxes thereon according to it 9 true value iu money," passed April 13, A. D t 1852, he so amended as to read an follows: I Sec. 50. Each county Auditor shall maki out and transmit to the Auditor of Stato, befuri ' the first day of September annually, a state ' ment of the aggregate value eif the laxublc prop ' crty in his county, and of the total amount u taxes for i II purposes assessed thereon for tha . year, and he shall make out and transmit In f mail tu the Auditor of State, on or before the , first day of October in every year, a complete abslruct of the duplicate of his county; he slnil I also at tli c same time make out and transmit ti tho Auditor of State, an abstract of the nnmbci ' und vu'uc of each of the enumerated arthlcs j the value of merchants' and munufactiireri m stock, and the value of all other personal prop f t crty, moneys, credits, investments in bonds I j stocks, joint stock companies, or otherivise, anel - the value of ull oilier art.clcs of personal prop I crty as returned by the township aeaeeeore, or ai - fixed by the county boaril of equalization ; suiel 1 abstracts shnll bo made out in nuch form an the 1 Auditor of Stato shall prescribe, und shall alse . muke out and transmit lo the Auditor of State before the fourth .Monday of October one thou . sanel eight hundred and fifty four, and ever) I sixth year thcrcuflcr, a complete opy of the t grand list of real property of each county as i , shall stand upon the duplicato of that year. I Sec. 2. That original section filly of t It o acl ' , to w hich this is ame ndatory be and tho some ll 1 ! he'rehv ri-ncaleel. JAMES C. JOHNSON, Speaker of the House of Representatives. GEORGE REX, President of the Senate: nru ti-ioonre. March 14, 1853. [No. 13.] AN ACT i o aiiieiiii me inirei section oi an aei, council "an t act for llie assessment and taxation of all properly iu this Stale anel for levying taxes thereon uexorel' ing to its trllo value in muney," passed and loot effect April 13, A. D. 185'-'. ' , Src. 1. He it cnai-ted oW the General Asst iitUif a, I the State of tihio. That tho third section of an uc I -eniiiled "An net tor the assessment and taxation of all properly in this State, und for levying loxei! ihere-on aeceirding to its true value in money" pass ed April 13, lt52, be, uud is hereby amended se. : us to reael as follows: 1st All public school hoiises, and houses useel ex t clusively lor public worship, the thioks and furniture: I therein, and the grounds utiached to such buildinj i necessary tor the proper occupancy, use and enjoy I :ncnt of the same, .V not leased or used otherwise w ill: a view to profit. AIL colleges, academies, ull eit r dowmenta made for their support, all buildlngi con necti'd wilh ihe same, nnd all latitls connected will r instiiuiionsnliearning. not useel with n view to pro I tit. This provision shall . l extend lo leasehold eg : tatea of real property, held under tho authority o ! nny college or university of learning of this State, i 2d All lands useel exclusively us grave yards o i grounds for burying the dead except such as are licit by any person or persons, company or corjioratioii r with a view lo profit, or tor the purpose ol specula I lion in ihe sole thereof. s 3d All property, whether real or persona', be , longing exclusively to this Stale, or the Unllet - ' States. 4 tli AH buildings belongiiui lo counties used fu , J holding courts, lor jails, or for county offices, wit II the ground, not exceeding iu any county ten acret r on which such buildings are erected. f 5th All hinds, houses nnel uther buildings belonj l ing to any county, teiwnshipor town used e-xcluaivef tor thu acconunoelaiion or support ol the poor. Cih All buildings belonging lo institutions f i purely public charily, logeiber with the laud ncln B.ully occupied by such iustilulioiis, not leaseal, e 1 otherwise used, wilh a view lo protil, and ull mot eys anil credits appropriated solely to sustaining uu f belonging exclusively tosuehinsulUttons, 7th All fire-engines ami oilie r implements use l lor the extinguishment of tires, wilh the bulldilU 1 used exclusively lor tho safe keeping thereeif, unil to r the un cling of fire companies, whether belonging t any town, or lo any lire cuiupouy organized tiiercii a bib All market-houses, public squares or olhi I public grounds, town or township houses r hall if useel exclusively for public purposes, and nil work. .- moflhlnenp und fixtures belonging to uny town, uu Useel exclusively (e.r conveying water lo such tow i r Dili Booh Individual in this Sum may hold el Ii enipt from luxation personal properly of uny det y ) ciipliou of which sucii individual is the uoiunl ow in ! nol exceeding fifty dollars in value, no person shu I be required lo list n greater portion Of any eredi I, than he believes wilf be received, or can be ceillet J ted, nor any greater portion of uny obliguiion give I t to -i elite the payment of rent, than the nmtiunl t r rent thai shall hove accrued on ihu lease, nnd .-ha d ! remain unpaid at the time of such UaUttgi no perso n . shall be required to include iu his statement as a pa of llie personal properly, monies, creelils, inves a moms in bonds, stocks, joint slock compuniua, i v ' Otherwise, which he is required to list any share i y portion ol the capital slock or preiperty ot any con y pany or corporation, which is required to list or n If: turn, its capital and properly tor taxation iu th f- ; Slulo. ill 'i'he taxes upon brinks, bonking companies, nr e nil oilier joint slock companies or corporations, t y ' whatever kind, levied and collected in pursuance s ' the provisions of this act, shall be in lieu of uny tit: o j es Which such bank or banking company, or otb I joint Stock, slock compnny or corporation was, I ir lormer luws requited lo pay. isi Sne. 2. That ihe original seclion three of the a e entitled "nn act tor the assessment and taxation e . ull properly in this Slute anil lor levying tuxes ther II on nccoiding to its true value ill niuuey" passed i .. ' 11 1-).U lur.-l I. ,.l tl... uaMU iu Lrtn.liu r.lionln JAMES C. JOHNSON, " 3ncaker of tlio House of Ropreientativea. WILLIAM MEDILL, l'rcbident of the Senate. March 12, 1853. [No. 14.] AN ACT 1 Establishing Bonrds of Couniy Commissioners at ' prescribing their duties. IS : thfSiall o, ,!!, 'Jnirea(SW(.al?fS?yy i ' each organize d couniy in ibis Slulo, a boaril t-1 County Commissioners, toconsisi of Ihree persona iu . he elected by the qualified electors lliuii ol, at t e, ' annual clcciioii iu ticlober, w ho shall hold iheir e ur I fices tor ihree ycurs, excent as herbinsitef provide m nnd are hereby aiilhoriied and empowered lo do oi j perform all such duties as now ure, or hereafter in , be, required of them by law. e no, 2- That the Cummiiuioncrs first elected of any new county in this Slute, shull hold their otli ! for ihe teltn of one, Iwo and three yenrs; lo be lit them determined by lot ai iheir first sewiou. tin Sec 3. Thot wbeiuiver It bowlines uecessury on elect a commissioner to till any vacancy eicca.ion tut j by death, resignation or removal, the person eleci ho I shall hold his office for llie unexpired period lor win bis predecessor was elected, and until his succcsi ti- is elected and qualified D Kb. '4. That when it shall become necessary, set any county, lo elect a County Commissioner, ch the lull lerm of three years, and at the same tin ihe to elect one or more for a shorter lu-riexl, than I rch full liim of se-rvice, in that office, the porson havi 13. ihe highest number of voles shall be deemed to iio n- been elecied lor the longest peiiod.and the .pen otli having iho next highest number of votes shall m l considered to have been elecied for the aocc in- longest iwiiod. nnel Ihe person having the th md largest nuruber oi voice shull in like maimer beds nil erf to have been eleetad to said ottVoe lor the abort ihe Mrtodi provided, ihai when iwo eir uioro cainll In sly feu thuiolli.it aiuii liitkt thu Uilutii and an is inii number ol votes, 11 shall b:s lev; diiiy of 'he rleiK -td- pisruceol the peaca, wha sfrill open art.1 certily I hi ,V t 1 susu ' t -I . r returns, to delermina'. by lot. who of such candidate shnll be deemed elecied, and llie period for which e ach shall wrec, not exceeding the term ol service designated by law. Sec 5. '1 hat whenever there shall bo a va cancy in the office of county commissioner from death, resignation, removal or any cause other th in the expiration of the term for which he was elected, anil the interests of tho county I- shall require such vacancy to bo filled before n the next annual election, the probate judge, uu X ditor, and county recorder of euch county, or a a majority of ihein, shall meet at the seat of jus tice of llie county, eml appoint one or moro com . miaeioners, as the case may require, w ho shall . continue in office until the next annual election, . and until the comniisiioncr or ominissioncrn then elected, shall be qualified, and no longer; and the absence or any eominietinner from the I county, for six months in sueeetsiou shall be deemed s resignation of tho office. , Sec. C. Thut before any commissioner thtlM . enter upon the duties of his office he h ill tnki . un oath or affirmation, before some person st. . thotized to udiniuister tho soma faithfully snd f impartially to discliurgc the deities of a cuiumis-1 , eiuner in tha uoonty lm w l,,t, ha rcwidoa. and , , deposite a certificate thereof with tho county I , auditor ol tho proper couniy, to be by him filed I and carefully preserved. I Sec. 7. 'I'hut the board of commissioners in , the several counties of this State, shall be capa . ble ol suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, in any court of Judicature w ithin this i State; end they nre hereby authorized nnd requi red, to usk, demand uud recover, by su:t or otli rwlte, any sum or sums of money or other prop- j crty, due to such county on account of advances made by them on any contract with ins person) l or persons for tho erection or repairs of uny pub Ha buildings or bridges, or any other contract Whluh, by the provisions of this act, they arc uu- I , thorize d lo enter into; and in like manner, to' l sue for, and recover in money, the value or a-j , mount ol uny labor or article oj value, sub.-icrib-l cd instead ol money, to aid in erecting or repair- 1 I ing public buildings or bridgos, w here such labor ' j or article of vulue, upon their requisition, shall not have been performed, delivered or paid in a reasonable time; and the moneys so recovered, , in cither of the above cases, ehull bo by them ' paie! into the treasury ol" the. counts; and thr.y -hall take the treasurer's rst'tipt, und file tho I same w ith the auditor of the' county. Sec. b. That tho board of County Commis. 1 siuuers shall hold four sessions annually, at tho j seat ul justice in their respective obuntlos, com- t menciyg on the first .Mondays of .March, June,' September, and December, at all of which tlicy shull transact any business which now is or may hereafter be, requited of thcni by luw. Sec. 9. That whenever a majority of the board of county commissioners shall meet agreeably to the provisions of this act, or at any other tune when they may be, by law, required to meet for tho transaction of business, they shall constitute , a quorum fur the transaction of business. See. IU. That ut the June session, the com missioners shall examine and compare tho ac counts and vouchers of the county auditor and treasurer, oount tho funds in the trcusury, and direct thu auditor to publish an exhibit of the re ceipts und expenditures for the past year. Sec. II. That the commissioners, ut any of 1 their staled sessions, or at any extra session w hich they ure hereby uuthorizod lo hold lor the I purpose, inuy make any necessary order or con . tract in relation to tho building, finishing, fur nishing or repairing tho public buildings, poor f hnu'ee or hridgcj, the improvement or inclosuro of the public grounds, the maintenance and sun " port of iiiotsor lunatics, or the expenditure of ' the three per jentuin fund, wilhin their coun- I tics, und if any bridge or bridges within any ' county has or have been or shull become destroy . j ed by lire, flood or any other means iho county I I commissioners may contract for the rebuilding or appropriate money 10 the rebuilding of Buch r bridges so destroyed if they believe the piiuUe ft I interest w ill be subserved thereby. And said a ' commissioners shall levy in the same manner as other county taxes are levied in addition to the hull mill now ullowcd by law to bo assessed for ' I bridge purpnscs, a tax suflificnt to pay the sum of money they may appropriate to the rebuild . . ing of such bridge so destroyed. ,r Sue. 12. Thut the county commissioners bo i- und they ure hereby authorized to empower the d county Auditors of their respective counties to i contruct for the making of such repairs or im d prove incuts on the public buildings or public Is I grounds of their counties, as maybe necessary ; r : provided the costs of such repairs or improvo- j ne tils shall not exceed fifty dollars. ,j Sec. 13. That the county commissioners of 4 the respective countios shall huve power locom s, I pound lor, or release, in whole or in part, any J debt, judgment, line, or amercement due to their l. county und fur the use thereof, except in esses I where they, or cither of thorn, are personally in- ) tcrostcd, and whenever said commissioners shall compound for, or release, in whole or in part, any i debt, judgment, fine, ur amercement, as afore ,. ' sanl, they shall enter upon their journal a atatc- I ment of the lacts in the case, and the rcuaons ,1 that governed them in making such release, or II proposition: provided, however, thut it shall be n unlawful for thu county commissioners of the n several counties, hereafter, tu compound for, re ' in it, or release, either in whole or in part, any ir penally, fine, or judgment incurred, assessed or Ji rendered under uny luw lo regulate or restrain the vending or giving away of spirituous liquors a or the keeping of taverns. Sec. II. That no commissioner shall, direct d ly or indirectly, as contractors, bo concerned iu if j any contract for work to be done, or material to H be furnished for the county, under the penally of i- two hundred dollars, to be recovered by u civil " action for the use of the county: und such com 'y missioner shull, moreover, forfeit any compensa , tion ho was to receive on such contract, anything J( in the sumu to the contrary notwithstanding. Sec. 15. That the commissioners, or either i- of them, ure hereby aulbri,Xed and empow ered d. to administer all oaths or affirmations necessary in discharging the duliua of their respective of fices. See. IG. Thut until proper buildings ure erect ed al the place tixcdMn for the permanent "cat of justice in any couniy, il shull bo the duly ol the couniy commissioners to provide some suit able place for holding the courls of such cuunly. Sec. 17. That in ull cases where any bridge 1 or any Slate or county road or public building the property of uny county wilhin the Slate if shall be injured or destroyed any porson oi ol ty commissioners of the proper county in whicl 10 such bridge or public building is siluate, to sue V for and recover of such person or persons sucl ,' damages us shall have accrued by reason there 1(j of; and the money so recovered shall, when col J lectcd by the proper ofliuur, be paid into the Irca sury of tho proper county, and shall be appro in printed by Iho coimiiissionere thereol to the re ce pairing or rebuilding of such bridge or publii .v building. Sec. It). That if uny person or persons ahaj 10 conceive him.hor.o- Ihcinselvca aggrieved by tin , decision of the county commissioners in ,m JS case, such person or person-, may, wilhin filtcci f0l days thereafter, appeal lb the next court of com inon pleas, nutifying the commissioners of sucl in appeul, at least ten days before the time of trial lor which notice shall bo in writing, and dcliverei e, personally to the commiisioocrs. or loft with tin be Auditor of tho county, and tho said court shall a n their next session, hear and determine, thu samr vc which decisiun shall be final. ?" Sec. 13. That if any commissioner shall b Id guilty of any misconduct in office, he shall o i'Jd conviction thereof, by indictment before th ,n. court of common picas of the proper county, b est immediately removed from office, and fined, a tea Iho discretion of eaid court, iu any sum no ei aal needing four hundred dollars, wilh coals, whic k ! fine shall be paid into the eo'Jiily treasury for tli 'he I H of the ouuiity. I Sec 90. That the act, entitled "an act eatab I liahine; boa-da of county cnfnmrifiniiers," passed, . March 5, 1831, and Ihu umeiidal.ry acta thereto Passed februiiry 86, Ib33, February M, 1-31.1 i March II, lHjfj; also the set, cnlilled "en act I I authorizing e " unty cemmieeionera to remit finee 1 I in SOftS tfl esses," pesscd March 13, 1-13; aleo i the act, entitled "an act to pri idc for filling va- j ' cancies in the board of county commissioners, ; i and prescribing Iheir duties IB certain casee." J posset April 3D, IMS, be and they are hereby repealed, provided, that tho acts done, oblige (toils' incurred snd rights acquired under the ' provisione of said acta repealed shall remain and he in no w ise altered or affected by thi'act, prej- j vided further that neithing in this se t shall be so construed as to stfect the ler.o of office of any l-Omni iauiitinr Inn tnfi.ri. i li.-lo1 Nnel eon I to ,1 JAMES C. JOHNSON, Sneoker of the House of Ki-ureae ntativee. 1 WILLIAM MEDILL, March 12, 1853. I have compareel tho foregoing with the copy lurui.-iicu, anel Hnu '.nc sime correct. DAVID TRUEMAN. Auditor of Belmont County. POETRY. POETRY. DO THEY MISS ME AT HOME ! We find ili lollow ing lines by an J'.ruirant, in the Stockton California; Journal: Do they miss me at liotuef Do they miss met ' i'would be an as-urauee most deur, To know ul this momcnl some I jied me, Was snjing, "I wuii be Wrai here!" To fetl that ihe group at the lin -ide Were thinking of me as I room! Ohyial 'tw ould be joy beyond tneeaurc, To know that they rnissed me at home. When twilight approachsi the season, That ever was SBCTsd to song. Does some one ri peat my name eve r, And ighthat I tarry so long! And is there n chord in the muiie, I'liol's iiiissi d w la n my vuie. is awsyf And a chotd in each cur that nisketil Regret ut my wearisome stay t Do Ihey place me n e liair at the table. When evening's home pleasures are; liigb, And lamps are lit in the parlor, And stars iu ti e calm esuro iky! Alii when llie "good nights1 aie re pealed, And each lays him duwn lo sleep? Do they think ol the absent, tied waft me A wbi.-pered "good nigh:" o'er the deep! Do they miss foe ul home.? Do tbey n i a met At morning, at noon, and at nigbtl And lingers one gloomy shade atound liiem, That only my presence can liglitf Are joys less invitingly Welcomed Are pleasures less hailed than licforc, Because one is missed I rotn the circle f BeOUuSei 1 am w ith them no morel To which llie following reply is sent from Cro'-on, Connecticut: We miss thee at home. Yes! we miss ihee Since the hour we bade thee adieu, And prayers have e-neircle:d thy pathw-ny From attxknM beans, loving and true, That the Sn iour would guide and protect theo As fur from the loved pool yeu roam, And whisper, w hen e'er thou wert sad lened, They miss nil miss thee at bontsl When niorni.ig aw-ukes us from slumber, We. catch from the ins the first kiss, And told in a wandering zephyr To bo waited lo l iui whom we miss; And when we have joine.el llie home circle, Auel replaced the still vacant chair, In each eye rose the gathering tear-drop, fur liim we wtru wont to see there. The shadows of evening arc falling, O where is ihe wanderer now I The breeSfl that floats lightly around me, lVrchunce may soon visit his brow; O bear on thy bosom a message. We are wawlung I lb, w hy wilt thou loom! The he art h is grown sad and dejected, for we niids thee ull miss thee al home! MISCELLANEOUS. "OUR HATTY." BY FANNY FERN. She mieht Lave had twenty other names; but thut was the only uppcllutiuu I ever heard. It was, "get out of the way, Hatty;'' "I dare say Hutty broke that vase or lost lliat book" "don't come ijcrc; what a fright you are, Hatty!" till the poor sensitive child almost felt as if she had tbe murk of Cain upon her forehead. She hud brothers and sisters, but ' tlicy were bright, saucy, and bold, Si cunning; and when they wished to carry out a favorite scheme, could throw their arms about the pa I rental neck, Hatter some weak side, curry the ' day and then laugh ut their juvenile foresight; so their coffers were always filled, while poor j Hatty's was empty, and she laid all these ' up in her little grieved heart, and as she buw j duplicity better rewarded than sincerity, be l gaii to have little infidel doubts whether the ilible that her father read out of was really true; while Joseph's "coat of many colors'' i flaunted ever before her tearful eyes. All her j sweet childish impulses were checked and ' crushed; and where the sweet flowers of love and confidence should have aprung up, the 'j weeds of distrust and suspicion took bitter ! She took no part in the conversation of the i domestic circle. "She was stupid," us they ; told her, and she had heard it till she believed ' it true. Sometimes, as was often the ense, some talented person made part of the family ' circle; Hutly would listen in her corner, till '- her great wild eyes glowed and burned like living coals of fire; but there wna one spot ' where none disputed Hatty's right to reign; a e little lonely room at the top of the house that ' she had fitted up in her own way, and where I eho was free from reproof or intrusion. , i You should have seen hor there, with her ' little yearning heart hulf broke by neglect: doubtful of her own powers, and weeping such 1 passionate tears that she w as "o stupid, and uglv, & disagreeable," that nobody could even I love her. And so she made friends with the 1 holy 6tars and fleecy cloiulr, and the brilliant u rainbow, the silver moonbeams and the swift t lightning; and an artistic eye, to have seer her soul-lit face at l lint small window, might h hnvu fancied her some Jtalian IniproviBotrlce 0 There, tun festers !t?H.vB, the soul woafroc, & 1 the countenance mirrored forth. Back in the family circle she was ajfain "Our Hatty." "That young daughter of youra differs very much from the rrtof the family, Mr. Lee,' re marked an elderly maiden lady who was visit ing there. "Yes, yes!" said the old man with a shrug; "ahe don't look much like a Lee; in fact she isvery plain. She's a strange unaccountable child; likes her own company better than any body's i-lw, and dont care a rush-light for all the knick-knacks other girls are leasing fer. Sometimes I think she belongs to another brood, got changed in the cradle, or some thing.' "How doca she spend her timo!" said Miss Tabatha. "I'm surel don't know wife says she has a litilcdenat the top of tbe hemse, where she sits star-gazing. Queer child, that Hatty! plain as a pipe-staff;" and Mr. Lee took up his rtwrpapper ar.d rut Lis feet on the mantle. Miss Tabatha was confounded. She had IB uncommonly warm heart for an old maid. She had never been a parent; she wished she ' had, just to show some people what a nice one j she'd have made. She inwardly resolved to know more of "Our Hatty." Rap, tap! on the door ol Hatty's little den what on earth did it mean! She hoped tliev aid not mean to take that away from lier; and with a guilty, frightened look, she opened the ; Joor. Miss Tabatha entered. "Are you vexed with me for coming here, child! V'ou don't look glad to see me!" "No, no!" said Hutly, putting back a tangled ; mass of dark huir; "but it's so odd you should , w ant to come. Nuboely ever wanted to see me before." "And why not, Hatty!" "Well, I don't know," .-jaid she with touch ing meekness, it simplicity, unless it's because I'm stupid, and ugly, and disagreeable." "Who told you that. Hatty!" "All of them down stairs,'' :.id she "and I don't cure about it only only," and the tears rolled down her cheeks,"it is so dreadful to ; feel that nobody can ever love me!" Sfss Tabetha looked rather strangely, und muttered, "Hump!" "Hatty," said the, "come here. Ilo you ever look in the glass!" "Not since a long while," said the young girl, shrinking back. 'Come litre and look in this little mirror. Do you tee those large bright eyes of yours. Do you see that wealth of raven hair, that a skillful hand might render a beauty, Instead of that tangled deformity! Do jrou see those ' little, supple limbs, that a little care and training might render graceful as the sway ing willow.' There is intellect on yejur brow; soul in your eyes; your voice has a thrilling heart-tone. Hatty, you are a gem in the rough! You cannot be 'ugly;' but, listen to me. It is every woman's duty to he lovely ond uttrsctive. You have underrated and neglected yourself, my poor child. Nature has bet n no niggard to yu. 1 do not say this to make you vain, but to inspire you with a proper contKlenee in yourself. I!ut what have you here!' us a large portfolio fell ut her feet. Oh, Mis? Tabetha, plpase don't! it is only a little scribbling jut when I felt wretched. I'lease don't.' 'Yes, but I shall though. It's just what I want to see most; and she went on reading puper after paper, while Hatty stood like a culprit before her. When she hud finished, she said, very slow ly and deliberately 'Hatty, come here. Did you know that you were a genius!' A what! Miss Tabetha!' 'A genius, you delicious bit of simplicity; a genius. You'll know fust enough what it is and to think I should have been the first to find it out!' and she caught the astonished child in her arms and kissed her till Hatty thought u genius must be the most delightful thing in the wurld, to bring so much love with it. 'Look here Hutty, does any body kno.v this! holding up the manuscripts. Hatty shook her head. 'So much the better; 'stupid, niv.l ugly nnc disagreeable,' humph! Do you know I n going to run off with yon!' said the little olej i maid. We shall see, whut we shu! 1 see, Mis. , Hatty!' j Fiva years rolled away. A new life hae been opened tu Hatty. She had grown intt .a tali, graceful woman. Her step was i I light as a fawn's. Her face, not beautiful j certainly, if tried by rules of art; and yet, : who thut Watched its every varying expres ; sion, would stop to criticise! No one cure; ; to analyse the charm. She produced the cf 1 feet of beauty; she was magnetic; she wai fascinating. Miss Tabetha was sutisfied; she l knew it would be just so. i They had ulmost forgotten her at Lee house I once in a while th y wuiidereel 'if Mis: I Tabetha was not tired of her.' Miss Tubulin HlieiliJJiie .lie, bu.ih iw - cd was their amazement when Miss Tabetlu ushered 'Our Hatty in! It was unaccountable She was really, 'almost pretty!' Still then was the same want of heart In their maime to her; nnd the little old maid could not hav kept wilhin bounds hud sue not powerful rea sons of htr own for keeping quiet nwhil. lly the way, Miss Tabetha,' said Mr. Lee 'as you are a blue stocking, can you cnlighte'i men as to the author of that charming littli volumo of poems thut has set all the liter.irj world ustir! It isn't often I get upon stilts but I'd give something to sen the woman w hi wrote it.' Miss Tubetha's time had come! Her rye twinkled with delight! Sho handed him i volume, saying tVVtlli heie is a book I was comuiicsionoi to give by the authoress hcrselt!' Mr. Lee rubbed his glosses set them a.trid his nose, and read the following ou the tl. leal To my de ar father, James Lee; from hi gjbcilimH daughter. The Authoress. Mr. Le sprang from his chair; and ieia ing the child by both hands ejaculated 'Hatty Lee! I'm proud of you!' Tears gathered slowly iu her large eye9, as she said, 'Oh not that! dear father, fold mo once to your heart and say Hatty I lovj you.' Her head sank upon his shoulder, and thu old man rend his child's heart ut last; he saw it all; all her childi-th unhappiness; and as he kissed her brow, and cheek, and lipr, said in a choking voice 'l'orgive your old father, Hatty!' Her hand was laid upon his lips, while smiles and tears chased oter her filce, liko sunshine and shadow over an April sky. Oh! What Is fame to a woman! Like th1! 'apples of the Dead Sea,' fair to Ihe sight, ashes to the touch. From the depths of her unsatisfied heart co-ncth eveio voice that will no: be hushed. Oh, tanWF tick ..-lly give me Love! Pa RUT Ftii.t's Best Thing. W think Fany Fe rn never wrote a better pair of paragraphs than the following, from the Olive Branch: "Look on this picture an 1 then on that. Father is coming! und the little round faces grow long, and merry volcei are hushed, and toys arc hustled into the closet, and m-imm-i glances nervously at the door, and baby is bribed with u luuiji ufsugur tokeep the peace; and father's busines-face relaxes not a mu.-cle; and the little group huddle like timid sheep into a corn'T, and tea is dispatched as silently us ifspeaking were prohibited by the statute hook, and the children creep like culprits to bed man eliing tha' baby dire crow so loud, now that 'Fctlher ha corre.' "Father Is coning! and bright eyes sparklo for joy, and tiny feet dance with glee, and (agar faces press against the WindoWptOC, and a bevy of rosy lips claim kisses at the door, and picture-bjoks lie unrebuked on the table, and tops, uud b ills, and dolls, and kites aru discussed, and little 8 lay lays her soft cheek against ihe paternal whiskers with the most tearless 'abandon,' and Charley gets a love-pat fur his 'model,' uud malbma'i face grows radiant, and tiie evening paper is read (not silently, but aloud,) arid tea and toast, and time vanish will, equal celerity, tbrjubitee has arrived, an i 'Father hat comt.' A Cctiota L&ttcx. The following is a copy of a letter sent, by a person In 'his city, to President Pierce. It is a curiosity in its way : Mr. PrcsiJcr.t: I am we!! aware that there ore thousands of applicants for every uflice within your gilt, out of which there ure few pcriiajs who are worthy, or ci serve to Ell them yet all of then cams with long petitions, signed by tu in and respectabls men. Iu my case, I ci.a neither produce. the one, nor take the trouble to obtalu the other. Yet I feel I 1 am capable ot ii:!ing the duties of any office, and no less deserving. i I therefore adircss you to solid the beet e;7i'v witltin your gift, und if you do not think it unci!, your while lo notice this, you may bet S ere that 1 shali work .till harder for tbo ! glorious cause of den-if racy and shall, per lups live to see the djy when Young De mocracy will triumph ovsr old fogylsm. Meantime, I hope to receive au answer to ; this with ail pjssibie despatch, and allow inej : to subscribe myself your friend, bet rmul fur , the presidential cliuir in 13o0. T. W. W. r. b. I you have disposed of all the uth- ces within your gift, I shall be satisfied with I any old clothes you may have tu give. T. W. .W. Boston Times. FAULTS. As ttiere are some faults that have been Ktuied faults on the right side, su there are some errors that might be denominated errors ou the sue side. Tieus we sclduin regret having been too mild, too cautious, or too humble: but w e often repent having been too violent, too precipitate, or too proud. We all of us have two educations one of which we receive Iron others; another, und the most raldable which we give ourselves, j It is this last which rixvsour grude In socie ty, and eventually our actual m'.ueia this life, und perhaps the color of our fate htre ulter. It is the piwer of every man to preserve) bis probity; but no nan living has it in his . I reputation, while there 'are so many evil j tongues In the world ready to Must the lairc-st i character; and so many open ears ready tu re ' j ceive their reports. QyBvery school-boy knows that a kite j would not fly without it had a string tying it down. It is just o with life. The man who ' is lied by hall'a duz-'ii blooming responsibilities and their mother "ill make a higher and stronge r light than the bachelor who having nothing to keep him oteaely, is always I floundering, in tbe nud. If you wart to ' ascend ill the w. r!d, tie luura '.f to suuubn'y llie LUliUVt my sin seuu mi mi mj mm e ' sea captain: "In navigating through this life, in povoi ly oi i ichas. r li I. -rui it Mantis head-beat oa, , Just suae ht-r when she pitches.'' Th.it's flit I.;ki:lt. A man was taken up be n farint r and accused ol stealing ducks. The farmer laid he should know them any 1 where, and w. nt on to describe their pecuti ' ar.ty. U'liy.'siid the counsel for the pris oner, 'they can't be atich a very rare breed. I have some very much liko them in my yard.' 1 'That's very like ly, sir,' said the farmer, 'these arc uot the- only ducks of the sort I have had ' stolen lately -' rHyA ge'itlenan told a lady she was won .1 drous haudstiraej b replied, "I thank you for vour opinion and w ish I could soy as f much for you." "Vou might Madam," said v he, "if yo'u told as big a lie as I did." O-Cuii a blind man be held liable for a hill payable on sight.