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JOB WORK Poetical.
I'M SORROWFUL, I CANNOT SING.
BY THE COTTAGE BARD.
Oh f do Dot ask me fur tong
Mr heart it filled with wo,
'And mirthful note augment my grief;
I mutt thy wish forego.
There rat a time when not cloud
-' Wet east my euony eky
' vfheo sorrow never pierced my heart,
- -1 JSer tears bedewed mine eye.
f That time Upast ray youthful Joy .
'' ' Have parted with the yeara;
' -And I have naught 'bdt sadness left
-Aaacbiug heart and tears. '.
. , i woa'ldthat 1 could lire again
The bliarfal aeaaon'o'er,
' Jlnd feel the joys whiohHhen 1 knew,
. .And part wUhthem no more. -
t weald the grave would give me back,
The treasure of my heart,
That we wight dwell forever here,
' ' - And ue'er be called to part.
: . The eould I ting with happy heart
Aud while the hours awov,
Then earth would prove a pleasant spot
And life a jayons day.
; But ahe ia gone and all ia drear ,
There ia uo Joy for me.
And 1 have bung my unstrung lute
, ' Upon the willow tree.
.My hopes lie buried in the errib,
My youthful dieams have flown.
' My heart with aaduess now Is filled
I walk the earth alone.
' ' Ob I do not sak me of a song .
While aaered tiea are riven,
' But when my tore and I unite
-" : To dwell toro'er in hetven , , .
( -. Then will I tune my harp anew
To notea of loie divine. . t
! And join in antbema evermore
In that cclential clime.
ANNIE LEE; OR, THE BRIDAL SONG.
YB KATE RANDOLPH.
Annie tee wn a poetess. Nature made
l.erone, and ahe ih the biid tings, and
ih flover aenda out fragrance. She lived
win. hi nareiitt in the beautiful country
AntllO liao nany auuiuci-. nnvm".
her for her aweelnesa and simplicity. She
had lovers, too, men of refinement and culture,
w bo looked down into her young 4iewt, and
tay the treasures that lay at bottom. Hut
a yet Annie loved 'no one than 'her parents;
ahe sung her songs from out a gushing soul,
nd rejoiced the hearts, and mcde beautiful
the lives of all IwckUie near her.
One summer day, as Annie aat sewing and
chatting with her mother, they saw from the
windo a atrnrge guest approaching the cot
tage. It was Earnest May, an o'A friend who
had been absent for ten years from bis native
country. He hud relumed with a mind richly
aimed with experience and knowledge gained
from abroad. Ten years before he bad taken
Annie Lee m his arm and petted her as a
pretty and rfted child as she really was. He
t.as then a young man of twenty, Annie a
Child ol aeveil yeara. " .
Annie looked about the face of tbeir guest,
and wondered bow she could have forgotten
In, old friend. Earnest looked into the beau
tiful noetic eyes of the lovely girl, and tboughtr
he bad uever seen, even under the Italy's fa i
kits, a more attractive face. The visit was
brief, and soon come to eu end. Earnest May
went to bis life of study and thought. Annie,
-tin a cottaee cirl. went more often into th
deepkwild woods, to weave into graceful
-lines ide fancies that crowded her brain. A
new aspiration had come to the young girl with
tbe pretence tf tbe stranger. A cord hitherto
untouched now thrilled in its strange melody,
and Annie's song was more complete and bar-
Earntst May was not a declared lover, He
was ever calm and dignified in bia affection
for Annie. He may have loveu the ueauiuui
rhihL hut bow well no one could tell: per
haps be tbuught only of her as a gifted child
01 song, ailG SO lliigereu III uei iiccu;q mam'
ed by sympathy 01 mi no. over min.
Annie did not ask
Iter. She only felt
litest in tei own abtoibinc passion
One summer day Annie was surprised by
the arrival of Earnest, She had uot been
warned of bis approach, and she sprang over
the door sill with a light almost wild step, to
welcome lum. '
"You did not tell me you was coming Ear
nest, and now 1 am more glad that you did
nnt. r..r this sumrise is very sweet.
- "1 have come sooner than 1 thought to, for
1 have aometbiiiK to soy to you, Annie. 1 love
most tenderly, even passionately, a lovely girl.
l)o not turu your eyea from me, 1 am sute you
.are my good friend. - . . . .
"la she eery beautiful Earnest, said Annie,
"Ah, yes, Annie, more beautiful than even
vourowu wildest fancy ever wove into song.
Will vou. aear Cliliu, wneu you bio hi me
....... . , ...
nis iinuness, aim was
jjlowol your highest imagination, write a bri-1
lal song! and let it be more rich m beauty
Lhafl IhoSiV is aimiCIHEOl wun atari, vrn,
jinnie, she is divinely beautiful, for a gifted
aoul look, out of the soft features, sod tinges
the smiles snd lights the eye with more than
siuraan beauty. Will you not rejoice with me,
that at last 1 can see with a lover' vision tha
tbe scales have all fallen from dead eyes,
naw everywhere aee newness ol life.
Annie was silent; she did not say she rejoiced
in her friends hanniness. '
"Forgive me, Annie,' for withholding
secret Irom you ao long, ' It was sweet to keep
it in my tout and gloat over it, and look at
with a miter eye. vou rorgiveaie, Anmet"
"Yea. yes, 1 forgive."
.'Earnest and' Annie did hoi meet again
; ihe family circle were gathered for the evening
Jiarnetl sat- apart from Annie, and engaged
the old peOi'le in pleasant conversation
nie listeued. but looked out Into the night
' the toft moonlight on the green sloping bsnk.
ch -, eiartuie a more man nnysicai newer
m. he, ihniiffhta.and striving to beat back
. . r . i i .. n i..i : . L. . .
WW UmolingS UI inn ihihuii mn in i jwuua
. . i ....... -. r u uk.i.
ardent nature was uufaung mii mm iswc
i. '" -
Th effort was too treat, a oiEetnes,
into Anine's over-nxed brain. She saw
tree dancing, Hi brook waving btckwurd
forward, and tfie moonlight thadow warp
fnre her eves. Htiti Uliereo a taini git
r-r- T-f- -,---..r-- .... . , . t.
au d have fallen from her test, oaa noi
peti who had b.-en watching her iptently,
sprang fpra rd and caught njr in ma aims.
The Innk Annia to her bed.' ' ' '
H'b powerfol txpltement ef tit day,
ll&ffllWll Wl 1 W HIM 1
. ' : ' 1 "
BY L. a.&OULD.
"Fearless and Free."
$l,50pr Annum lnAdranee.
EA.T0N, PREBLE COUNTY, O.MAY 22, 1856.
ber effort te conquer it, had created fever in
her veins and ber brain, for week Annie
lay in great danger. ,
In ber unconscinua stare, Annie wmcu
constantly of Earnest, of hia beautiful tride
and Of bet w gnef. Sometimes ine womu
fancy ahe was preparing the bridal wreath,
nit tvrtnhl call for fresh Bowera from the
brook. Again ahe woulu repeat in worua oi
Earneat: . ... , .,
"Ah, Annie, abe m more oesuuiui man
vntit avHuesliancy ever wroie unu sung.
Thru she wan a lmnrovisa -rnyHie, miiui
"this shall be the bridal song. I will not V
tha'hauiihtv child of mv dear friend. I will
write him a bridal song, and sing it too at bia
Fsmestat such times, would listen with
the deepest feeling to all thote revelslious of
nerlpoetic soul, tie wroie on nis muicis
line of tbe sweet verse she bad named the
"bridal song," He was never absent irom
her side, and tbe first object that Annie aaw
on tbe return of consciousness was fcarnesi
May. She held out ber thin wnue nana to mm
and tried to speak her thanks for nispitsence.
Many weeks of weariness onu languor canw
to the poor aick girl ere she could leave her
bed. There seemed to be something belaing
her baok from health. er minu waa uui
quite at rest. v ,
Karneat reau tnesoui 01 lue yuunixifi, su
on each day felt more than ever like a guilty
wretch who had cinshed in Ms ruue nana
beautiful and fragile flower. Well as be had
imagined he had unJerstoou tier, he round ne
had no concep ion of the extreme delicacy and
aenaitiveness of her nature. No attention or
kindness from him could in anyway wipe out
the meat wrong be bad done her. But what
waa in IDS DOWer 10 give no gave wun earnest
nesa and devotion. It was he who sat by ber
bedside, and strove by pleasant conversaton
and reading to entice her back to health and
cheerful! ess. - His arm bore hei ciiffnurame
from the sick cbsmber into tbe genial sun
Nor was Earnest wholly tBsuccessiui in nis
effort to restore Annie to health; and when
the soft air touched ber pale oneex, mere
aprang up again in her aoul a desire to live,
but to revel in ine oeauiyoi nature.
- One day Earnest bora Annie into the garden
arbor. Annie was still weak, and very pale,
rmm iti effect nf her loni illness. She seem
ed fragile as an infant in tbe arms of the
strong man. How slight a breath might nip
the hemitifnl flower: and vet a strong will
waa beating in her bosom, and a brave heart
was in that frail tenement, that wos buoying
htr on the wave of destiny, and would surely
bear her safely to some protecting harbor.
Earnest diew from his bosom a tablet, upon
which were inscribed the lines or the song im
proved in Annie's delirium. He commenced
roadine it to Annie, who tat perfectly absorb
ed in the atrange mystery. The rhyme, the
thought was hers, but bow could she account
(w ti (.entile lines t ' '
Earnest closed the verse, and replaced the
mlilct. then said in a low voice:
.Ann e. this ia nur uriaai eona.
Annie turned her beautiful eyes into the
face of Earnest, as if to read the meaning of
ia words. . ., ,
"Dear Annie, why did you lit your wild
wayward heart mislead you, when 1 strove to
tell you my love for you.
"Your love for me.aesr earnsi i yon ssiu
ahe whom vou loved Was very beautiful and
And an aha ia. eweet Annie. Who, Annie
but you could have inspired sucb love as has
blessed, and well nigh wrecked my life."
"And is it me dear Earnest, thai you love
so tenderly, ao passionately T" And the poor
rirl hurried her face in the bosom oT Earneil,
and wept, the first happy tears thai had touch
ed her cheeks for many long, weary weeks.
You, and you only, my beautiful child?"
and Earnest raised thesmau neaaimm nisuo
som, and kissed away tbe tears as he playful
' w . . , ....11 r , i
"HasliN Annie, ani soon ue wen, mi t iuug
to sing the bridal song."
Reader, is the stuiy toiu v
A Free Fight.
One of the most remarkable exhibitions of
r hi. character of which we have ever neara
occurred somewhere in the State of Arkansas,
and istbua graphically described by spec
They bad fit and fit for morn an houi wun
out even stopping to lane a orinn; wnen u
rides a lone iranelin' sort of a chap on a gray
--. lvl'-, riah. tatn., ihenartvhe
IIO a) " M. ! si V BjVfc ' 4
pulled up" aud axeoi
"la thia a iree tight f
Ami I hew Inl.t him it war.
"Then" sail he, dismounting and throwing
l. - . : AH.. - .1.1. Mi.nl mtM . ' "
Wall, he hadn't raor'n got the wonts ouien
his "fly-trap" afore one of the fellers rotched
him a swipe serosa the coca-nut, and he drapp
ed like a buffler. He rose in a mm it and
looked around as if to see ir any body else war
struck wilh lightnin ! and saiz he:
"Ia this tJreefigMT"
And they told him it war.
"Then," sail he, thiowing the rein over
"old greys" neck and putting his leg over
leather, vesieoui me eui.
And be traveled.
Uaaalji Knma Imlv or setilleman
Wlften tne following to a newspaper East,
which applies to any locality where men wear
bain ' " . ...
Kit hates moustaches; "so much nair
Makes every man look Ilka a bear."
But'Fanny, who no thought can fetter.
Blurts out "Th more like bears the better.
Because" her nrettv shoulders slirueRinir
"Ueara are sucb glorious chaps for bugging.'.
The Bloom of Age.
A food woman never grows old. Year,
nasa uver bei head, but if benevolence
i . .. i . i . , . -.. i
virtue dwell in ner nean, ano is cnrenm
when tbe SDiioa of life firat entered to
view. When we look upon a goou woman
when tbe rose or youth first bloomed on
cheek. That rose bas not faded yet; it
never fade. In bet neighborhood she is
friend and benefactor. Who does not respect
An. and love the woman who hat passed her
on in sols of kindness and mercy! , we repeat,
I such woman eannot grow old. She Will
wava ha frash and buoyant in smnu, ouu
the I lire in hnmhle deeda of mercy and benevo
I .... , ' . .. . ,... .1..:.,, In retain
i leuue, SI llic TUUIIK isuy uc.iis. v
I li . . t ... l.u nvft
i oioom anu ocaaiy oi you in, m
l to lis awav m laahiou ana io y. ibi ner
. :. . -. : : 7 .. r nr.
aune i trutn and virtue; and Q trie ciose oi iu
th 1 will retain those leelins which now make
tnd appear t garden of tweets ever
with ''Jloteover toe dog cam ana ncaru nis suies.
it a pou oi 1dy i tu' why
named her dog "Moreover." "Why,"
she, putting on her spectacles to find the
in ber DiDie, "it ia a ttioia name--
Too Much Business.
This is a world ofiflexible commerce; noth
ini is ever given away, out every wing is
bought and paid for. if, y exclusive and ab
aolnte surrender or enrserves to maieriai put
siits, we ms erialize oar mind, we lose that
class of sstisiaction ol wnicn in mina is ine
region and the resource. A young man in
hnsinet. for instance, begins to feel the ex
hibiting glsw of success, and oeiiuernteiy
determines to abandon himself to its delicious
whirl. He says to himselr, "I will think ol
nothing but business until I have made to
much money, and then I will begin a new
life. 1 ill gather round me books, pictures,
and friends. I will have knowledge, taste,
and cultivation, the perfumes of scholarship,
and winnine sneech. and aracefni manners-
1 will see foreign countries, sod converse with
accomplished men. I wHI drink deep of the
Philosophy shall gide
me; history shall instruct me, and poetry snail I
charm me. Science shall open, to ase her new
wonders. I shall then remember my present
ile of drudgery, as one recalls a ctreani when
the morning has dawned. He keeps bis self-
registered vow. He bends nis inougnis uowq-
ward, and nails them to the ust. very pow-
er, every affection, every taste, except
wnrcn ms particular occupation niiii
is left to stsrve. Over the gstesof biswiind,
he writes, in retters which he who runs ansy
resd: "No sdrmttance, txcept on business." j
Tm i ima kct taaitiaai 1 h atnill aif his hnnea: bnti
in.n n.i nniiiiA hMinns tn e aim ner rr-1
M . t
venge. Thai which was unce unnsiursi
.... . r .
now natural to him. ine eniorcea
isnowa rigid deformity. The spring of his
mind ia broken. He can no longer lirt his
thonghts from the ground. Bo ks and knowl-
and wise discourse, and Ihe amenities of
art, and the neroiatuy oi irienusnip, sr mm
words in a strange longne. io ine nara,
smooth eurface of h soul, nothing genial,
gracefulor winning, will cling. He cannot
even puike ins .un. vi o
pluck from his face the mean, money 'SeM'"IS
mask which the child does not look st W.""'J
out ceasine to smile. Amid the graces and or-
nsmerls of wealth, he is like a blind roan in
a picture gallery. That which he has done,
he mast continue io do; he must continue fa
accumulate riches which he cannot enjoy.and
contemplate the dreary prospect of growing
1 . ... . ,
old without anything to make age veneranie or
attractive; for age witbou wisdom and anowi-
edge, is the winter's celd without the winters
Too Much Business. Hillard.
W. find the following excellent advice in a
late number of the London Comic Timet.
R... that in mind?
Ifvniihsve arch aunt, don't talR 10 Der
.lmi.i billiards and brandv and water.
ir ;.,i,l in An lh no. don't change
11 IU. I II II 1 1 . IV . - . t
.iin.1. .ml if von nnssess ten noundt
i .i.n .k.n it,.t lr vim hannen to
... .nnuih,n. m miMi which cansesa nam-
fill .en.alinn. vnll bail llfiltM BO OWI HJT B WMS I
for five atinures. I
If you don't know what every bou eise
knows, you hsd better bold your tonftre; am.
if you know sonieihing that every uooy eiw
knows, you bad belter bold your tongue loo
Should you be talking to a tbin lady, you
needn't describe the nnrtv alluded K as a
scraggy old maid."
'..I . -,ui
If Vi require a person to become -ecu, ly 1
for you, don't ask the man who promised ne
would do anything for you when he knew man
you didn't want anytning oone. ....
:. " " . ?! 21 an
ii; otter half Wont think much of it if tbey
Don't say you never lake suppers, excepting
where you know they never give any.
Don't tell a mother ol ine launs oi uei is-
vorite child. , ,
if vnn wish to aleen Quietly, don't praise
another woman while your wife is undressing
to get into bed.
Found his Father.
"My son can you take a trunk for me up to
the Hotel!" ssid a passenger stepping from a
host on the levee, to a ragged, looking young
ster, whosat balancing on the tail end or a
Your son!" cried Ihe boy, eyeing him from
head Io foot. "Well, I'll be dog drapped if I
in luck. Here I've been trying to find my
daddy for three years, ana an oi a uuun v
comes the old boss himsen, anu anows me
right off. How are you!" stretcuing oui a
mnddy looking paw.
The travelei waa noil nlussec. Between a
smile and a frown, be inquired: "What is
'. . i ... .
"My name! So you , don't , anow
nothing tor people in ineae psr.a .o
many children mat iney uon i mi i:
n.mes. Mv name's William, but some folks
oil me ractfed bill for short. What the other
partis, I reckon you know, if you don't you
must ax the Old woman."
And shouldciing the trnnlt, tie msrenea on
towards the hotel, mumbling to bimseir.
Well, this is a go. The old gemman come
home at last. Good clothes, big trunk, musi
hsvt the tin. Well, I am in luck."
Printing Office Rules.
Hera are tbe latest. Tbey should be ob
I. Enter aoftly.
2. Set down quietly.
3. Subscribe for the paper.
4. Dcn't touch the poker.
5. ray nothing interesting.
6. Engage in no controversy.
7. Don't smoke.
8. Keep six feel from tbe table,
o. Don't talk :o th printers.
10, Hsnds off the papers.
11. Eyea off the manuscript.
If you II observe tnese ruica wiien you go
into a pr nting office, you will greatly oblige
rr Hnsband.-Well, my love, I have soldi
r tt) ' ' 1
ir:tv rmke .fvkrtN Anom Nw. Hustles.
Vin. i .ni.ihe dirlv. nastv brute-
yon ougb tohave done it long.ago.'
T.T"if..i v.. tnv. ?ni rw dnll.m
-good 1 tride-all'in pups-flve at tea dollars
ft-A ehan down town wiahesu to excuse
. h.d aneil nr. thus: "I hoan yew wil xcuse
m; h.rfd .neltin aneoiallv the little i't because
r" . .Ji.. . nn eni.ni nt
can i uiasv ciu o.... -.
nib of ml pert beln so short that u can't mat
in i i i; .
rr A Western Editor havina given a recipe
ad ea tn keep Chapt irom tnetr nps, m
of tbe Bel rati Jourotl very quaintly te-
him lb, tb recp 10 keep the
LAWS OF OHIO!
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
Making apfropriatins tor Tonstruc'.ion, re
pairs, auperiaienoence, ana expenses on ine
public w rksofOhio, for the year one thou
sand eight hundred and fifty-six.
Suction 1. Be enacted b the General At-
lemblv of the State tf Ohio, Tbst the following
sums be, and they are hereby appropriated out
of any money ia tbo treasury, derived from the
null he works, and not otherwise annropnaten
for construction, repairs, superintendence, snd
expenses oat the public works of Ohio, for the
rear one thoisand eight hundred and fifty-six,
ad shall beamvtica'ble to the several divisions
of said publio works, in the manner hereinafter
of section number one.
- sanerinlendenee and repairs, including
... .. In r.mniete renaira under
Lnt,,.i i&.h November. 1855. thirlv-two
lDruMnu rou, hundred and twenty-five dollars
fofty.lnrM ,.. for payment of engineers,
i.l .iinariHtendeDCe.attnrnevs fees, and in-
'bosejcj(jntolS! .jand dollars. Forthepay-
mentof balance due on award of appraisers
, . c, eveita lock, one hundred
ON SECTION NUMBER TWO.
ror auner pienueuto uuu iciiaii. iniuuhik
In In Mmi. bI. Mnnin iiml.r
wim smuuui ishu.h. .-,.-.. ... .
. I L k.i 1 ORE lafanlu.lli.M
thousand dollars, ror me payment oi awaiun
by appraisers ol aamages, six nunnreuuoiiars.
Forthe paymentof engineers, special supeiin
edge, tendents.atiorneya fees and incidental expenses
ON SECTION NUMBER THREE.
por superintendence and repairs, including
L. ,mount required to complete repairs under
nnir.M nn the tftih November 1855. Thirty
nme thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven
dollars fifty-five ceuts; for rebuilding snd pro-
lectine the bank above the lower lock at Ports-
mouih.whicb washed away before the contracts
for repairs were let, two thousand dollars; for
ihe uavment of awards by appraisers of dam
ages, eight hundred dollars; fur the payment of
engineers, special supermlenaen j, auorney
- . inciunlai xr)enses. one thousand five
liunure(1 dola, for ,he payment f ferrisge of
inal teRml an(, bon,inenj acrosg the Scioto
river, at Portsmouth, six hundred dollars.
ON SECTION NUMBER FOUR.
and nilieiy-lwoooilBiaseveiiiy sia ueius
rebuilding bulk head and sluice gaies
LStmrn's lam (Vreacn Ulinnisneu on 10m 11 u
. .... TI . .
vembet. 1855.1 two ttiousanu aoiiars. ror trie
navmentnfenaioeers. special superinteudenta.
wttorneV's fees and incidentals, one thousand
I101IB.S. 101 IUO BSJH1CUI ui vvuii.iui. iu.
baildmg oulveit at seven-mile run, on thou
For tnpeiiatendenee and repairs, including
the smount required to complete repairs under
contract on November 15, 1855, nine thousand
ON SECTION NUMBER FIVE.
,unenntendence and repairs,
the amount required to complete repairsafider
contrsct on November J, iaoo, twenty-tour
thousand live hundred twenty-two dollars
twenty cents. For rebuilding Iocs, gaies-nnder
iweniv cenis. rui icuuiiuhik im.. .mc. uhuci
, i8lh November. 1855 and
..,,. f aunerintendent's accounts
'settled. eight hwdred ilollwa.
the navment of eiwineers, special superintend-
attorney. fees, and incidenUI expense,,
en hundred do ...rs.
ON SECTION NUMBER FIVE. ON SECTION NUMBER SIX.
Forsnnerintendence and repairs, including
the amount required to complete repairs under
contrsct on the 15m November, 1855, thirty
two thousand one hundred fifty-five dollars
ty-five cents. For the payment oi engineers,
special superintendents, attorney fees,
incidental expenses, two thuusond dollars.
For the payment of salaries of appraisers, three
ON SECTION NUMBER SEVEN.
For superintendence and repairs, including
the amount required to complete repairs under
contrscton tith November, 1855,one hundred
I. ml fihv-.euen thousand six hundred snd forty-
eiglt uojori fony-six cents. For the psyment
f engineers, special auperiniendenis, attor
aint ney.t feetf anu incidental expenses, two thou-
saj D,e hundred dollars.
ON SECTION NUMBER EIGHT.
For superintendence and repairs, including
the smount required to oinplete repairs under
contract on 15th November, 1855,five thousand
eieht hundred eighty-six dollars. For thepay-
ment of engineers, special superintendents,
ON SECTION NUMBER EIGHT. FOR GENERAL EXPENSES.
p,,, incidental exnenses of the office of
Doald of publio works, including the salaries
or secretary anu assistant secreiuty snu iui
fice ienl rurnitore and fixtures, record
talionary, blanks, postage snd expenses of
uoarj four thousand dollars, for salaries
lne members of the board or publio works,
lhniiaand five hundred dollars. For payment
ot engineer to gauge aurplus water leased
now used from the canals and alackwater
or the atate fifteen hundred
For Ihe purpose of widening and deepening
that portion of the Hocking anal lying between
Lancaster and Carroll knowu as lbe"Lancasler
side cut" the sum of thirty thousand five
dollars. That lb turn of three
dollars or so much thereof as may be
for the removal of the waate weir (on tbe
ney feeder) in the town of fidney, to a
south of said town a now designated by
Board of publio worka provided said
m. aee nroDfr to make auch contemplated
change. That tbe sum often thousand
er so much thereof as may be found due
the Board of public wo ka to Samuel
uder the omt resolution of the General
semblv. reauiring taid Board to settle and
just his claim againat the state founded or
ICinaT fllll Ol 1HC LUIIUaaVV Ul tT taius uuiuvu
Hlsir. for rebuilding wooden locks, 16, 16,
22. 63, and 28, Miami and Erie canal north
St. M.rry't in tbe winter er 1851 and 1852,
I ihst tha aud tor or Stale it hereby authorized
and required to draw on the Treasurer
1 r emniinl nnl cieeedma asid sum
I ,t.M heinv filed in his office tbe certificate
ssid bosrd oi puouo worts, apeciiy ng
amount by them foaod to be due; ano.
further turn of ten thousand dollars to
thel.uch other olaim and awards aa the Ntard
1. .-Z . .. a .1... t..
puuno woian .ji " T
Stat, for widening the drain around
miuiiuv ih iiiw ni. i.i.wh ... .
county, one thouaand dollait piovidei,
k.. ..1 Ar n.ii.iie wnrits ftnaii iim ni nninmn
v - -
lb aame w necessary and ought to be
...,1 Tht the
. J M I
transfer temporarily one uunoreu -im ay
Mhousand dollari of the ainkiug fund to the
i r...j . . -,.,-k keenf as mil ho
II fl I 1U1IU. U. iiiuh .m.w t "
ner.ei.ssrv in meet the demandaon the canal
fund until the funds applicable thereto shall
be paid into tire treasury.
SacTion. Incase the amonnls appropria
ted in the nreceding section shall be found in
sufficient to meet all necessary expenditures
on the poblio works, the further sum of ten
thousand dollars ia nereoy appropnaieu io pay
any such deficiency aa may occjr.provided that
7 . . . . 1 J.J
no part or said sum nan oe paiu or e.penucu
with . ut the concurrence of all the members of
Section S. Within thirty days alter tneex-
piration of each quarter of the year, it shall be
the duty or the bosrd of public works to file in
the office of the Auditor of State a full and de-
tailed statement of the amounts drawn from
the treasury during the preceding quarter under
eacb of the foregoing appropriations, with cor-
responding vouchers for the same. Thestste-
ment shall specify in detail the several
amounts paid, to whom, at what time, and on
whatccount, and the aaid vouchera and state-
ments shall be examined and comparea oy me
Auditor of State, wnd one or more members of
the board of nublio works, and if found to be
pursuance or law, the Auditor of State shall
give tbe board a certificate setting forth that
which certificate shall be deposited iu
the office ol the bosrd of publio works, and
also endorse thot fact upon the statement
filed, which ssid statement shall be pub-
lished in Ihe manner pointed out by the act
'to provide for the publication ol an accurate
nd detailed statement of the receipta and ex-
penditures of the public revenue," passed
March fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-
three, for tbe building of a basin on the old
nenitentiary lot in the city of Columbus, at
Ihe head ol me leeoer or 10 ine uinoesuo.,
which the board of public worka is hereby au-
to coastruct, if it shall deem the tame
necessary for the public interest, tbe sum of
nne thousand dollars.
N. H. VORHES,
Speaker the House of Representatives.
THOMAS H. FORD,
President of the Senate.
April 9, 1856.
For the appointment of three Joint investiga
ting committees uennuig men
s.Tin t . Be it enacted lit the General At
tembli of the State of Ohio, That Robert W.
Taylor of the Senate and Uenjamiu '. Smith
and John A. sennett oi ine nousc oi ncue
sentotives be and 'bey are hereby appointed
joint committee of the General Assemoiy, on
Finance, whose duty it shall be during the recess
of the General Assembly to investigate
the transactions of the public sgents who now
have or heretofore have had Ihe custody or uia-
bntsment of the publio monies or any pan
thereof, and to report at ine aujunrneu session
the result of theit investigations and the tiue
condition of the financea of the State.
Section 2. That Uoinetius o. uamiuon
he Senate and Paul Weatherby and John A.
, D ...... i k
Z::, eb Pointed a iolntmmi
.I n: .1 A.wn.hlv on the nublic works
Ul IMS usiiviui .hmv...wW a-
" .. ' n.i..... ,.r n.. hnl
Z iJsnS et heon .nh
puuiic woias diiu u. i
&1rTl,at 0. P. Brown of the Sen-
.te ad iMl ioa and Isaac Brayton of the
u! 7A! J eni. lives be and they are here-
bv anDointed a Joint Committee of the Uen-
eral Assembly on nublic institutions and buil
dings, whose uuty it shall be during the recess
of the General Assembly fully to investigate
all tbe transactions and expenditures aooui
ihe new state house, the penitentiary,
three lunatic asylums, the blind and the
and dumb asylum, and to make report
the adjourned atasion of the oenerat Assem
-1, . . , ., ...
Section inai eacn o, ,a,u cun....ii..
majority of whom shall be a quorum for
transaction of business, shall be aulhoiired
examine such of the publ-c offices book
nnners in the Same as iney may icTerauy
deem necessary and proper, and also to com
pel the attendance of persons and tbe produc
tion 01 DOORS anu popcrn.
Section 5. That each oi said committees
.... , , .
are Bulhotizea to employ a oier o.
ant if they find it necessary to appoint one
i neir nniiiuci suaiiiiiaii uj ..
administer oath,, to istue process to compel
the attendance of . wiinesse. which may -
served by nyb'ff. t J "ff,,?e",
at arms, of either branch of
sembly or other person appointed bysuchcom
miltees in .i .v mmA unmmiit...
Section 6. That each of said commiltees
shall have all the powers of a court of record
to punish by fine and imprisonment any
for disobedience to its process, refusal
to testify, or other contempt of its authoiity.
Section 7. Tbe sum of fifteen hundred
Inllara ia hereby appropriated to pay Ihe
rent expenses incidi nt to the execution of
provements act, which shall be drawn by the chairman
said committee as required for thst purpose,
pon the order or the auditor; and should
aaid committeemen, for any reason, be
hie m nerfnrm their duties under this act.
governor ahall then appoint aome other
bets Of the general assemoiy io aci in
place. Th act (hall take effeot from and
ter Ut passage.
N. H. VAN VORHES,
Speaker the House of Representatives.
President of the Senate, pro tem.
April 3, 1856.
statement ol the amouut of the ospital
of such company paid in and remaining as
ital stock undiminished b losses or otneswise,
together with th amount of turplut and
tingent fund and undivided profiu
rgr.eclTMo.V inApri' porK
said aerond Monday in May; and the
to returned thill be placed on th county
and ou the city duplicate, where
taxes ate collected ou a tecatate
To tax banks and banking companiet
porated under the act entitled "an act to
the Slate Bank of Ohio, and
banking companiet," passed February
Section t. Beit enacted hf the General
aemofy af the Slate of Ohio, That it lhall
the duty of the preaiuent anu easniei oi
banking company orgaoiieo. unuer ine act
"en act to incorporate the Siate
of Ohio and other banking companies,"
Feoruary 24, 1845, on or before the
Monday of May, in each year to make out
der oath, and roiurn io ine proper assessor
the township, town or wsiu where sucn
ia located, a certificate containing
pnSJiabedeveiy Tiiurfd) mornirf in 'I r rid
MaiontcHall.Meond story of tbebriek build
ngwestofG. Vaoausdal 4 Ce'titore, Main
Street, Eaton,Obio,al tbefollowirtgrates :
2(X)i if not paiJ within tbe year, and
$2:50Vterth year has expired.
ITTheie rate willber igidly enforced.
Nopaperditcootinued until allarrearaje tare
K7No communication icierted, vnleir ac
companiedb) a reiponaiblename.
and txed aa other personal property in the
same township, town, village or ward may be
taxed by law. In making the certificate afore
said, any portion of said eapi'al stock, surplus
or contingent fund or undivided profi'l invest
ed in. real estate which ia subject to taxation
under the laws of this State, may be deduct.
tad, but the certificate shall specify the amount
Section 1. Each assessor of any township
or ward within the limits of which any such
bank or banking company may be located, ia
..u ... AM.II Bill A, MlllMI 111 HI,. I,., Af
banking company shall refuse or neglect to
make out, and deliver to Ihe assessor the stste-
men nercm icuuhcu, uci iuc PiuMiuh- u.
this act shall have been accepted by such bsnk
as hereinafter provided, shall, as in other ca-
ses ascertain the amount of such capital atock,
surplus and contingent fund and undivided
profits, and shall return the ssme to the coun-
tjr auditor, or to such other officer as the law
regulating bia duties may require, and the
amount thus ascertained, with the addition of
nuy per centum mereoi, snau ueemereu upon
the proper duplicate for taxation; provided,
mn m 'im 7 sic wsciku
collected by Ihe city authorities, taxes upoa
banks, ss provided form this act, shall beas
in sessed snd collected the ssme as city taxes
upon other property foi the time being areas
fact, sessed and collected in such city,
Section 3. It ahall the duty of every as
shall sessor in whose junsdiciion there shall be lo
so cated any such bank or banking company, to
leave with some proper officer of such bank or
oan,imj company, nouvo iu mn vu. sun
deliver the etatement required io tbe first sec-
lion of mis act.
Section 4, That each and every bank or
banking company accepting the provisions of
this act shall make but and transmit a cettifi-
u.. i.....i vi ... .
which sucb bank 01 banking company is -thoriied
caled aud shall also transmit a certified copy
or such acceptance to the auditor of State who
shall file the same in his office.
Section 5. This set shall not be construed
to repeal the sixteenth sixtieth section of the
act "to incorporate tbe btate Bank or Uhio and
other banking companies" aforesaid, bat to
suspend the operation or said section as to tbe
provisions heieof during the time they shall
continue to be taxed aa provided in this act
N. H. VAN VORHES,
Speaker the House of Representatives.
THOMAS H. FORD,
President of the Senate.
April 8, 1856.
I hereby certify that tbe foregoing acts are
correctly copied from the original rolls on file
Auditor, Preble County, O.
A Short Pattent Sermon.
Old Lorenzo Dow was a very sensible refor
mer, tie is aiu to have shown his peculiar
good sense at one time, by preaching the fol
lowing excellent words in behall of 'he print
"Perhaps it may not be amiss to remind of
the printer in my discourse. He is in a very
.i uisagreeouie siiuauon. ne trusts everyoouy,
"erywuere, aim ne scarcely Knows neie 10
j-neyn.en'. labor, hi. labor &c, must be
look for it. His pamr, his ink, bis type, his
his I a bo
f punciuanypaiu.or. xuuair. , ana you
Mr . and. hund.ed other, 1 could asm
(iave tjke1 lie ppt.rt tn(j yn,, an(j j.our cnj.
! J your neighbors, h.ve been informed
'proved by ,t. If you miss one paper
ou lb.,nk hd ot yu.' pr'Uer-you w ould
rather be without your best meal than be de
prived of your paper. Have you ever complied
with the terms of your subscriptions? Have)
you e:er taken the pains to furnish your prin
ter with hi money as he has to furnish you
with his noneri Have vou naid him for hia
, . ,- ... , .,
"r- i"'"' "
al you have not go and pay him off.
Ql n bhom.-i, lhe,e an individualbe-bly-
I longing to this dried up institution, thst can
. , hjj han( 0 hi, ,iearlinU My ,le,a an,wer.
he lue enJ f rwhicb he ws, gotten up 7 I
to tw one of lemsUpp0lei ,nal be wa;crea.
and . . f .. Mse of uf ; u woollen m.aa.
ractures, tobacco, cigars, tailors, and livery
stable keepers ! If he does he issouless; and
when be dies will simply be annihilated, rot
into dust, aud tuiu in time as part of the soil
-f - .. I.I.. i, a n,.kli,l Miw.. .l..lm. im
. u s bauuuna wiv.ii .mum uc.iiii; id ,v
.ovenio ruleto command-to add to the
of numefical slenglb of bis district, as much aa
circumstances and good health will allow bim:
I i :. : .,i;,ni.rl rn.t ,k.. . .
b h . roiusl of hif t , ti
of hi. lime devoted to tbe cilture of a wire,
to the tending of babies, and to tbe tudyof
meuicine the uiiease of yoonf c7nll.
drea are concerned. . So, yebacbelors yethat
lest selfishness brush up the charms or mind-
and person that are wasting am fading, and
make one grand attempt for blissful days, com
fortable nights, posterity , and an honest fu
XT In youth we seem to be climbing a bill
of Ion whose top eternal sunshine seem tn rest,
How eagerly we pant to attain the aummit I
any Hut when we have attained it how, diflej
f tin-lent ia tbe prospect on the ofoer aide'. We
the smb. as we contemplate th dreary waste be
mem- fore us. and look back with a wistful eye up-
nis on mo noeiy paiu we ustb passeu, oui may
af- never more retrace. Life it a portentous
cloud, fraught with thunder, ttorm and rain ;
but leligion, like those ttreaming rays of sun
shine, will clothe it with light tt with a gar
ment, and fringe its shadowy skirts with gold.
rrr"Sir," said a big fellow who undertook
to bully a western editor, "do you know that
1 take your paper f"
"I beg your pardon, sir," laid the editor, 'I
did not know that; but aome of tay honest
subscribers have been complaining late about
theit uapere being missing in tbe morning."
bxil editor, lureaienea wun a cowntue.
ITA gentleman was accosted by a poor fel
low who asked him lor cnanty. - -
"1 will remember you next time," replied
, "Please your honor," said the beggsr, "I
don't give credit, 1 deal on tbe easb princi
: Vttv Lieelv. CreduUut ly (to Bobby's
step mother, luq.) -"Pleas, marm, couldn't
you spare Koberl for half an hour, to tbow
stock I us where to book apples !"
. n ucsnng ini nn imu 6i,en
con- P chimney twieping, expressed turprite, as
accrued be thought the business tooted him.
blacksmith that "riveted tb. pub- ;
du- CTSimon titling beside hit tweet heart fiah
plicate, city ing: "I with I was a fish and you was a bait
Loidee, how I'd bite t
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