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Pnblintaod by Authority- IS. AS ACT I6ning (lie Powers And Pr-ccribing I'ue Du 4 nes oi ine Hoard ot Public Works. See. 1. if fnurttd hu iht Otnernl Alt tembly of tie Siatt of Ohio, Th.it lh term of me oiuca 01 lot membtis ol we ooaru 01 - unume. Public Works, eleeted on the second Tuesday I' Sec- H- In all cases when property shall of October last, shall commence oa the six- be taken as provided in the preceding section ateealh- day of February, we thousand sight--. f . he the board, or the acting hundred "and- .fifty-two; and said - members i member thereof, and the owner of such prop shatthold their offices, respectively, until their I rt? cannot agree upon the price to be paid successor, shall be eleeted and qualified ; and i for he same- l,,e b"ard of public works or v the term of office of the member of (lie said board who shall be elected hereafter, annual ly, shall commence on the sixteenth day of February, next after said election. Sec. 2. The members of said board shall each take an oath or affirmation, to support the constitution uf the United States and of 'r the State of Ohio,'and honestly and impartial . 'lyta dischnrgc the duties of the office ; and shall also give bond, with good and sufficient "-security, to be approved by the Governor, in - the penal sura of not less than thirty thousand v dollars, conditioned for the faithful and hoo- t discharge of the ' duties of his office, and ' for the faithful paying over of all money which may Coma into his hands, according to law, which'. bonds, with' the approval of the Gov ' ernor endorsed thereon, ahull be filed with . the treasurer of Stat. ; Sec 3. The members of the said board ''"shall designate one of the ir number to act as -president of said board, who, in addition to vr.it duties as acting commissioner, shall per 4 form such dutiosas are, or shall be, required by law of the president of the said board. V See. 4. That said board shall divide the " public works of this State, as near equally as they may deara practicable, into three dts ".' trie la, which districts may be designated by ueh name as the beard shall deem proper; ' and the commissioners shall each take charge J of such one of said districts as may be as- STjrned to him By said board, aad bs respen ' utile for the due and faithful' administration of the affairs of the district under his partica ' lsreharge, " "'., .:ht ., Z. - . Sec 5. That payments of every kind and and description, made by either of said acting aomstiesionera, shall be by check drawn to the order of the payee, on the treasurer of 'state, aad not otherwise; and whenever pay ment is intended to be made for any work " performed, or materials for the same found, " in constructing or making repairs, whether the ' same be fey contract, or .by any superintea- dent or agent of said board, the check of the commissioners shall be accompanied with a certificate of the.; 7 superintending engineer, 'which certificate : shall name the person or . persons to whom there is indebtedness, with a statement of the particular work, whether by contract or otherwise, and the value thereof; the check, and certificates shall be registered in books, one to be kept by the engineers, ' and ene to be kept by the commissioners, and the fact of the cheek being registered by the ' engineer, shall, in all cases, be endorsed on the back ef the check, and signed by him offi cially ; aor shall any greater sura be placed in .the state treasury subject to the unrestricted ' check of either of said acting commissioners, jn any one year, than shall be necessary to pay 'the salaries of engineers and assistants, and 'other ordinary incidental expenses; nor shall the amount at any one time, ee placed to the credit of either of said anting commissioners!, exceed five thousand dollars, which sum shall 'be fully accounted for by said commissioners, to the board, before a new requisition shall be .'made., - : . , ' ...... r . 1 Sec. 6. .Collectors of canal lolls shall be ap - pointed for such terra , m the board of psblio .works shall deem, expedient, not exceeding ,ttiree years;, but any colleotor shall be subject to be removed at any time during the term .far which he ahall have been appointed, for malfeasance ia office, or for neglect of doty, whenever the acting commissioner baring charge of that pft of the canal on which the -office of such collector is situated, shall believe - the luplio interest requires such removal, or when the provisions of .the law shall require the same; such sol lectors shall, ia addition to their duties as. collectors of tolls, collect all water rents due the State, or hereafter to be come due, and make return of such collections, and pay over - moneys thus collected, in the same manner and at the same time they are by law required to.. make return of, and pay over, the toll , by them collected ; and it is hereby . made the duty of the auditor of state to furnish to each collector copies of all leases for water-power on which auch collec tor is required to -collect rents, with n state ment shoving the amount due, aad all -other matters necessary to enable such collector to - make such collections; and such collectors hall receive for such services, such per cent age on the amount collected as shall be de termined by the said board. f,-. Sea. 7. In case of the removal of any col lector, as provided in the preceding section, the member of the board by whom such re moval shall have been made, may appoint some ethersuitable person to such vacant of fice, who sbull hold such appointment until ihelpublio works, or the acting member thereof end of the next meeting of the board, unless removed as hereinbefore provided. -. -1S. 8., The board ef public works shall fix the salaries of the rsidnt engineers appoint ed by said board. .. The appointment of the resident engineers by said board shall be for such term as said board shall deem,expedient, not exceeding three years; which said resi dent engineer shall be subject to removal at any time daring the term lor wnicn ce soau have been appointed,- fur malfeasance in of fice or tor neglect of duty, whenever the act ing commissioner having charge of that por tion of the public works upon which said en gineer ia appointed, shall believe the public interest requires sueh removal, or when the provisions of the law-; shall require the same. They shall have power, and are hereby au thorised to compromise with persons owing water rents to the State, in all cases when in the opinion of said board the whole amount due cannot be collected. . . Sec 0... The board of pubiic works are here by authorized and required to make as ex aminatien of the leases of water power upon or connected with any of the pubiic . works of this State, made by ny of the lawful a gents of tliis State, in cases where the lessees of said water power, or any assignee thereof, may require it, and to adjust and fix the rents in arreaf or to be paid by said leasees or. assigns, at such prices aa they may deem just . and equitable, and to- cancel existing leases, with the consent of the lessees or assigns, or when forfeited, where they shall deem the interests of the State will be promoted there by, and to shut off the watr and prevent the use thereof under any lease, when rent due under said lease shall be ia arrear for thirty days, or ..when lhe lessee or assigns refuse or neglect to put in, or permit to be put in, guages as required in their leases, and lo keep the water shut off until such rent shall be paid, and said guages put in. - See. 10.' That it shall and may be lawful for said board of public works, and each member thereof, bv. themselves, and by any and every superintendent, agent and engineer employed by them, to enter upon and take possession of ana use, an ana singular, any lands, waters, streams, aad materials necessary for protecting and keeping in repair the public works under the charge of said board, and to make all such fMffor.. ll t VrH PMri'n!ra I , ... 1. .! . . .1 . " -j - - , i"in, unine, nun jollier works and devices a they may think f'T " p nu seeping in repuir lhe Pnb"C works under their charge, doing, any member thereof, shall deliver to the own er of such property, or to his guardian if such owner be a minor, idiot or insane person; a description of the property intended to be ap propriated, or which, in case of public exigen cy, has been previously appropriated, stating in such notice the time when the value of such property will be assessed, and file a copy there of with the clerk of the court of common pleas of the county wherein such property, or any part '.Hereof, shall be situated ; and shall de posit wilh the treasurer of state, such sum of money as the member having eharge of such division shall deem such property worth, tak ing duplicate certificates thereof, one of which shall be deposited with the clerk of said court, and lhe other retained by said member, which sum, se deposited, shall be kept by said treas urer until the determination of said suit If, however, the owner of such property shall, at any time previous to the trial of said ease, sig nify bis willingness to accept the amount so deposited, in satisfaction of suck damages, said member, shall pay to such owner said amount of money, and the fee simple of such property shall thereafter be vested in the state of Ohio. If the owner, or his or her guard ian, be unknown, or reside without the State of Ohio, the board of public works shall pub lish in some newspaperof general circulation in said county, for the term of thirty days, a notice, the same as that filed with said clerk, and stating the intention of said board, to ap propriate auch property, or that said property j has been appropriated' as the case may be. Upon filing sui h description, and delivering such copy, or making such publication, the ! said clerk, on the application of said board, er any member thereof, shall, with the sheriff of said county, proceed to select a jury of five persona, in the same manner that petit jurors are now selected in the court of common pleas, and shall immediately issue his venire, direct ed to the sheriff of his county, to the jurors I so selected, commanding them, on the day to be speeibed in the notice aforesaid, to appear, and on personal view to examine and deter mine the value of such property, so seized or intended to be seized as aforesaid. Sea 12. Before entering upon the duties of their appointment, the said jurors shall, sever ally, lake an oath er affimaiion, before some person qualified to administer oaths, faithful ly and impartially to perform the duties re- qaired of them by this act; and it shall be the duty of said jurors, ot a majority of them, to make a just and equitable estimate and sp- praisalofthe loss or damages! and the same jurors, or a majority ef them, shall make ver nier entries of their determination and apprais al, with an assessment and sufficient descrip tion of the property appropriated for the pur poses aforesaid, in a book or books, to be pro vided and kept by the board of public works for that purpose, and certify and sign their names to such entries and appraisals. The said jurors shall examine under oath, any wit nesses who may be offered by the parties in the ease, and may have, power to examine, under oath, any witnesses tbey ' may deem necessary to a full understanding of their du ties; and either parly may . appeal from the decision of such jury to the court of common pleas of the proper county, on giving notice to the opposite party, and filing with said clerk a bond, with sufficient security, to be approved by said clerk, conditioned for the payment of costs in the court of common pleas; said bond and notice to be filed within twenty days af ter said jury shall have rendered and record ed their verdict; and trial shall be had in said eourt of common pleas at the first term after filing said bond with the clerk, if the same shall be filed thirtv dars before the sitting of me said court, unless, lor good cause shown by either party, said causa shall be continued. If the said applicant for damages, appeal and recover no more in the common pleas than before said jury. be shall pay all eosts accru ing in said court; and if he recover before the jury first summened, no larger amount than that tendered or deposited by aaid. board, as required by this act, he shall likewise pay all Coat a '.. , '. .. . ... , . See 13. The said board of public works shall pay all damages finally assessed for prop erty taken as aforesaid; and tie fee simple of the premises so appropriated shall be rested in the State of Ohio; but if, in the opinion of the said board, the damages assessed on prop erty not previonsly appropriated, shall be too high to justify its appropriation for the benefit of the State, they shall have the right to pay the costs which have accrued, and refuse to appropriate the came ; and the said board of oa whose division such damages are awarded is hereby authorized to make drafts on the treasurer of State, for all moneys necessary to enable 6aid board to make such deposits, and pay such damages, as are provided for by this act, to be paid out of any money in the treas ury appropriated for canal purposes. The saul draft er drafts shall be accompanied with a full statement of the matter for which said money ia wanted, and a copy of such state ment shall be kept - by such member of the board of public works, in a book to be by him kept for that purpose. - . Sec 14. The witnesses, clerk and sheriff, for the services required of them by this act shall receive such fees as they are paid for like services in similar casus; and the jurors so selected as aforesaid, shall receive for the services required by this act, the sum of one dollar per day while engaged in such service ; the attendance of witnesses before any such jury, shall be certified by tbem to the clerk who issued the venire in such causes; and it shall be the duty ef the clerk to replace the names of such jurors as have been selected under the provisions of this act, so that they may stand m the same manner for service as jurors in the common pluas, as if they had not been drawn for the speciid service required by this act. Sec. 15. Kilher party shall have riht to challenge jurrors for cause, and the punnet shall be- tilled by the sheriff with talesmen as in other cases. Sec 16. That in all cases in which it mny be necessary for the said Board of Public Works, by themselves or legally authorize. I ngents, to let contracts for the pi-rformHnce of labor or the furnishing of materials, and for the construction of f eders. dykes, resivoirs, locks, dnms, and other works and device- (r perfecting and keeping in repair the pull:c works under tlieir charge, it shall be the duty of lhe aciinsr member of said board, by the resident engineer having ehnrg'e of the divis ion of the public wrrks upon which s;iid labor is to be performed, or -materials furnished, to Cause auch general notice of the letting of said contracts, by publication in newspapers, and posting up advertisements, as will secure fair and general competition; which said notice shall contain a statement of the time, place and manner of reccving proposals for said eon tracts, and the character and magnitude of the work to bo performed, the materials to be furnished, or both, if required, for the con struction of the proposed work. Sec. 17. That the said Board of Public Works is hereby authorized to lease water power on the several resivoirs of the public works, under sueh rules and regulations as are or may be prescribed by law for leasing water power en the public works ef the State. Sec 18. That said board shall keep an of fice at the city of Columbus, under the charge of the president of said board, who shall take charge of the records, books and papers con nected with the department of the public works, thke charge of all correspondence of the said board, and do and perform such other du ties as may be prescribed by the said board, or by law. Sec. 19. The first, .second, and third sec tions of the act to amend an act entitled an qct to abolish the board of canal commission ers, and to revive the board of public works, passed March fifth, one thousand eight hun dred and thirty-nine, and the several acts sup plimenal and admendatory thereto, and for the better regulation of those having in charge the pubiiu works of this State, passed March sixth, one thousand eight hundred aad forty five; the fifty-ninth and sixtieth sections of the act entitled an act to provide for the protec tion of the canals of the State of Ohio, the reg ulation of the navigation thereof, and for the collection of tolls, passed and took effect March twenty-third, one thousand eight hundred and forty, be, and they are hereby repealed. ' JAMES C. JOHNSON, Speaker House of Representatives. AARON PARDEE, , President, pro tern., of the Senate. February 28, 1852. 16 ,. , AN ACT, - To provide for the appointment of the Regis ter of Virginia Military district school lands. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by th General As sembly of the State of Ohio,, That from and after the passage of this act, the manner of appointing the Register of the Virginia Milita ry district school land, provided for by the first section of an act entitled, "an act directing in what manner certain lands granted by Con gress for the use of schools in the Virginia Military tract, shall be surveyed and disposed of, passed February 17, 1809," shall be by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; which Register, when so ap pointed, shall hold bis office for the term of two years, and until bis successor shall be ap pointed and qualified ; and shall be governed in all respects by the laws now in force regu lating the management and sale of said land, and be liable to all the restrictions, and sub ject to all the penalties, now in force upon that subject Sec 2. Should a vacancy happen:, in said office of Register, by death, resignation, or otherwise, during the recess ef the General Assembly, it shall be the duty of the Govern or to appoint some person to fill such vacancy, which appointment shall not extend beyond the adjournment of the next General Assem bly thereafter. JAMES C. JOHNSON, ' Speaker House of Representatives. AARON PARDEE, President, pro ten., of the Senate. February 22,1352. .. 17. AN ACT To repeal the act entitled an aot to amend the . act entitled an act establishing the Superior Court in the city of Cincinaati,passed March 8th, 1845, and to provide for the time of holding the terras of said court and the la tum of process thereto. Sec. I. Be it enacted by the General As sembly of the State of Ohio, That there shall be a term of the superior court of Cincinnati, commencing on the first Mondey of April next and a term of said court ermmencingon the first Monday of July next; Provided, said July term ahall not continue beyoad the nineteenth day of said month; and ' all process issued out of said court, returnable to the next June term and all notifications to appear at said term,' shall be considered as if originally made to the April term herein provided. The act to am end the set entitled an act to amend the act establishing a superior court in the city of Cincinnati, passed March eighth, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, is hereby repea led. JAMES C. JOHNSON, Speaker House of Representatives. AARON PARDEE, President, pro tern., of the Senate. Feb. 26, 1852. 18. AN ACT. To repeal an act passed March 19th, 1850, supplementary to the act entitled an aet for the protection of sheep, passed March, 18- 50. v" Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General As sembly of the State of Ohio, That the act pas sed March 19th, 1850, supplementary to the aet entitled an aot for the protection of sheep, passed March, 1 850, be and the same is here by repealed.. ' ' ? JAMES JOHNSON, . ' Speaker House of Representatives. AARON PARDEE, Passident Senate pro temp. Feb. 28, 1852. Atjditok's Ofxicb, Sandusky county, O. J I certify that the foregoing laws, are truly copied from those furnished this office by the Secretary of State. HORACE E. CLARK, County Auditor. 37 Marshall, locofoco member of Congress from California, stated a few days ago in the House, that during the canvass for his elec tion, he often paid fur fifty to a hundred drinks a day. This tit 25 to 50 cents a drink, (which he says is the price,) must have been rather expensive electioneering. Rappiwo Delusion. The Oneida Chief printed at Clinton Oneida county, snys that a family in that place, the memhers of which have been persuaded by lhe rappins;8, have been completely broken up a mother haslvft her youni; children sick and uneared for, and taken up her board, and report snys her bed, with one of the masculine spirits. Reports further aiy this male rnpper, in order to make room for his neighbor s wife, has discharged his own, giving her a written discharge, which he calls a bill ot divorce, and that though she still remains in his family, it is in the charac ter of a serrent girl and not as a wife. THE FREEMAN: FREMONT, OHIO. J. S. FOUKE Editor. SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1852. To Advertisers. The Merchants of Bellevue and Sandusky eity will find the Freeman a good paper to ad vertise in. ' Its circulation ia the neighborhood ef Bellevue is nearly three hundred, and east of the Sandusky river four hundred. The en tire circulation of the Freeman is about se ven hundred. Cannot our mercantile friends in those places confer a mutual benefit by patronizing us in this way. "Democratic" Economy. Our readt rs will all recollect the great hue- and-cry raised by leaders of the self-styled "Democratic" parly, previous to the adoption of the New Constitution, about what they termed the "exorbitent and high salaries paid all public officers under Whig rule." This was one of their main arguments to the peo ple of tho importance of calling a conven tion to revise and amend the old Constitution. "A faithful administration of the laws, and e conomy in the use of the public money," was their motto, and without stating facta, the most gross and absurd charges were made against the Whig party ia this respect. Well, the people were credulous, or ipdiffer entto the result, and voted for a New Consti tution ; afterwards voted to "place it in the hands of its friends," that they might carry out those great political reforms, which Ibey said were so much needed. ' These "reformers" sat in solemn conclave nearly six months, to make a Constitution that should not have occupied as many weeks, at a cost of over 1 150,000. The same faraily of "reformers" are now at Columbus, and that our readers may see the difference, between profession and practice, we give a few items to show bow these arch demagogues are car rying out their measures of reform. Under the old Constitution there were four Supreme Judges, who received a salary of $1,300 eaeh per annum, making a total of $5,200. . Under the New Constitution there are five Supreme Judges, and the bill now before the Legislature gives them $2,000 eaeh per an num a total of $10,000 or aa increase of $4,803 over the old salaries. Under the old Constitution there were nine teen Common Pleas Judges, at a salary of $1,000 each per annum, making a total of $19,000. Under the New Constitution there are twenty-nine Common Pleas Judges, and these "friends of reform," have voted to give them $1,800 each per annum a total of $52,200 per annum or $33,200 more than under the old Constitution. Add the $4,800 excess of the Supreme Judges to $33,200 excess of the Common Pleas Judges, and we find that it will cost thirty-eight thousand dollars more to adminis ter law under the New Constitution, than it did under the old one. The Legislature has passed a bill fixing the compensation of its members at $4 a day ; under the old Constitution it was $3. This will increase the expense of the State several thousand per year. ....... The Lieutenant Governor, which is a new office, gets $5 a day during the siting of the Legislature, which is an additional expense to the State, not known under the old Constitu tion. ' It is also proposed to increase the salaries ef the Governor; Secretary, Auditor, and Treasurer of State; the members of the Board of Public Works; Librarian, and in fine of all the officers of State, so that we shall probably have an increased expenditure, under these "reformers" of $100,000 or $150,000 per an num, in the administration of the State Gov ernment. The salaries under the old Constitatioa were high enough, and there were always plenty of good men who were willing to dis charge the duties of the offices with the com pensation allowed. While this was the case, where was the use of raising the salaries ? What would be thought ef a farmer, who could get aa many hands as he wanted, of the best qualifications, at $1 per day, offer ing $1 80 per day for laborers? The same reasoning that applies to individuals, applies to the State. But we have not time to follow this subject farther at present, but we are preserving the documents, and when the proper time comes. we shall endeavor to show np the leaders of the Locofoco party in their true light Cbarles P. Freeman & Co. The attsntion of the merchants of Fremont and adjoining towns, is refered to the adver tisement, in another column of the Freeman, of the above firm. We trust, when they visit New York to buy their Spring stock ef Goods, they will give this Company a call, and buy a bill of goods at their store. Jt3T This number of the Freeman commen ces a new volume. We had thought of say ing something on the propriety of those, who owe ns for one, two or three volumes, paying up, but as they must nil know that we are in actual need of every cent due us, we refrain from doing so. Court commences in Fremont on the 29th day of March; that will be an excellent opportunity for those ho are owin;; us, to ei send or bring us the money. &3? J. T Moss adverises that he will com mence on Monday next, to sell off his fine lot of Goods at cost. 3T H. Shomoe ndvertises to sell two ex cellent town lots, in Fremont. 5eF John Henrick's advertises a pocket- book foand- " - From the Sandusky Register. ' Tribute ef Respect to Hon. E. B Saddler. At an adjourned meeting of the members ef the Bar, held at the Court House, in San dusky city, on the eveningof the 5th of Maich, A. D. 1852, the meeting was organized by calling the Honorable L. B. Otis to the Chair, and appointing Ricb Habfer, Secretary. . Whereupon, the Committee heretofore ap pointed and ' which was composed of S. F. Tatlor, Joseph M. Root, and Hosier Good I win, esquires, reported the following resolu tions, which were unanimously adopted, viz: Resolved, That in the retirement of the Hon. E. B. Sadler from the Bench, it is due that the Bar express thus publicly their ap preciasion of those qualities, which have dis tinguished him in the discharge of bis official duties. Resolved, That bis urbanity in his inter course with the Bar, his impartiality, readiness and ability to the discharge of the important duties of his station, will long be held in agree able remembrance by the Bar of this County. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented by the Secretary to Judge Sadlkr, and that they be published in the papers of the county. On the adoption of these resolutions, the Hon. L. B. Otis made some very appropriate and complimentary remarks in reference to the judicial career of Judge Sadler, and re sponsive to the sentiments contained in the resolutions. : - v When, on motion the meeting adjourned, sine die. L. B. OTIS, Chm'n. Ricb Harpbr, Sec'y. March 5th, 1852, Okk or tbk Tricks. Arrangements ha ving been made in the city of New Tork, says the Commercial Register, for the circulation of memorials in favor of the nomination of Daniel Webster for the Presidency, during his stay in that city, some of the opponents of the Maine Law offered their services to call upon their fellow citizens with the printed me morials. These were signed, of course, by thousands "of Mr. Webster's admirers. The head or printed part was then cut off, and a' remonstrance against the passage of the Maine Law substituted in its place by the pasting operation. ' In this shape the'names were for warded to Albany. The Tribune calls upon the Legislature to print the names of all the petitioners and remonstrants, so that the dis honest trick may be fully exposed. Honesty the best policy. Mileage and Whiskey, Ac. "., - Washington, Feb. 16. -The House bad's tussel to-day on the Mile age. It is a grim specter, which they would lik to exercise. . But it seems not likely to down at their bidding. Mr. Marshal of Cali fornia, who stands six feet in his stockings,,(a brother of Tom Marshal) and who has net been shared since be started for the diggings, made a striking defence in favor of his $4,000 mileage. . HU arguments were quite as unque as his personal appearance. He declared that the cost of his electioneering campaign was quite enough to absorb the whole of bis mileage. And he went on to enumerate the items such as mule feed, which he reckoned at $5 a day, whiskey at 50 cents a "drink" observing that he had sometimes to treat a hundred at a lick; and so on. He also de manded of the House that no reduction of his mileage should take place as the expenses of a triumphant organization of the "Demo cratic party" were very great and ought to be considered by the majority of that body. Thaddeus Stevens remarked here in an un dertone, that the charges for 'drinks' ought to be allowed, for it was impossible to organize the Democratic party without whiskey. Mr. Marshal added, however, that he went to Cal ifornia on a 'high mission," and that he total ly disregarded filthy lucre. ' He informed the House that he was a lawyer, and had receiv ed as much for two hour's plea as other law yers of the house had received for a whole year's service. He had thus learned to dis regard gold. In fact he had been lucky, and made his 'pile.' But be had another new idea about mileage. He thought the expense of go ing to California for lhe purpose of coming back as a member, ought to be covered by mileage. He remark that it cost him nine months' time to go there, and three months to be. elected, beside the 'drinks.' Now for a man who values his efforts, as high as Mr. Marsha seems to, by the charge he makes for his forensic displays, it would be small busi ness, indeed, to receive less than $4,000 mile age. On the whole, the remarks of the hon orable membei displayed a degree of smart ness, of vanity, and conceit, that rendered bis first appearance quite a picquant entertain ment . N. Y, Tribune A friend mentioned to us this morning' about aa amusing an instance of vain-glorious boast ings, by implication, as we remember ever to have heard. He had stopped at an inn, in the interior of the pleasant county of West chester, when presently his attention was ar rested by an old fellow, with a very red nose, rheumy eyes, and a glass of rum-toddy in his shaking hand, who was sitting forth some of the occurrences of bis eveutful life. "Let's see, Billy," said a by-stander, "wasn't you in New York at the time the British were there before the evacuation?" "Wal.no, not ex actly when they were there, but I'll tell you all about it My father fo'u't at Bunker Hill, and when he died, he left me his 'sword, and I said then that that swoard shouldn't never be dishonored. And when I beerd that the blas ted British was eontinuin' to stick in 'York, I got up our old gry mare, put a boss pistol in to my pocket, and buckled my father's old swoard onto my side, aud put for the city. I got there in the mernin', but the British aad left! Fact! they'd cleared out every one on them ! Now, I don't say that they knew I was on the way, and left because I was a-eomin'; but I do say , that it looked d dly like il ! The uproarious laugh that followed this. perfectly serious vaunting. s excited the .virtli of the toner, that he looked round at tli.- grinning company for a moment, smashed his old hat down up in his head, mid indig nantly left the room. fien. Wilson, leader of the Free Democracy recently saiil that 'in rase Mr. Webster was nominated by the Whig convention, he (Wil son) would carry over the Free Soil party of Massachusetts to vote for Gen. I ass.' JNo particular occasion for uneasiness but it is the disposition of lhe animal we point to. A dojr, which had lost n whole litter, was seen lately trying to poke a piece of crape through the handle of one of the sausage shop doors in an eastern city. ' The Louisville Journal thus speaks of Kos suth, the morning after bis arrival ia. that city: v 1 . ;- We believe it would have been more pru dent in Kossuth net to advance his doctrine of 'non-intervention' but we can ensily pardon aets of mere imprudent zeal in one who is pleading the eause of his country, crushed by a tyrant's heel. It is an easy thing for a man who has everything arranged around him in the most comfortable style to talk about Dru dence. Good, easy soul! prudence is bis at mosphere; and it is as easy for him to be pru dent aa to breathe. But a man who sees his wife and children in the power of robbeis and murderers, and himse.lf overpowered may very easily be guilty of imprudence in calling for assistance. Hf may happen to use the wrong term in addressing his neighbor, or call in so loud a tone as to hurt the ears of nerv ous individuals, snd seriously alarm some ven erable grandmothers. But we do not think he ought to be banged for such conduct To oppose Kossuth and to impugn the hon esty of his motives is by no means the best way of expressing opposition to our Govern ment's interfering in the affairs of foreign na tions. Thousands of those who have been readiest to honor the distinguished Hungarian and have contributed 'material aid' to the eause he espouses, are utterly opposed to our gov ernment's' contributing men and munitions of war in any event to any cause is Europe. - A Yankee oyer the Crater. ,) A correspondent of the Boston Transcript writing from IS spies, thus describes an amus ing interview with a live Yankee: The other day on reaching the top of Ves uvius I descried a man sitting astride a block of lava. I don't know why, but 1 marked him at once for one of my countrymen. I ad van ced toward him, I could net help noticing the cool manner in which be and Vesuvius were taking a morning smoke together. ' His long nine was run out like a bowsprit and took the whole attair as calmly as one would look upon a kitchen fire at home. ' As soon as I came up with him he bawled out, 'Hallo stranger! pret ty considerable lot of lavy raeound here! Any news down below ? Ye haint tuckered aeout be ye?' On my asking him if he bad look ed into the crater be replied, 'Ynasl -but I burnt the laigs of my trowsers though, I tell yew tie turned out to be a man from (iew England who came up from Marseilles to see the vol canoe.' , The Mount Vernon True Whig gives; the sequel of the 'Rappings' in that place, an ac count. of which we publish on the out side of our paper. ' ' '" " The keeper of '.Mentezuma Hall' thai be ing the name vnder which the demolished doggery sailed arrested the girls who broke his bottles, for riot and had them half a doz en in number before a justice of the peace to answer the charge. Or. application their trial was postponed and in the mean time the dor- gery keeper was himself arrested for keeping a roulette table and his case was set down for a bearing before that of the girls. .' The justice held him to bail and fearing a conviotion, he gave the officer having him in charge, the slip and left for that paradise of rogues laid down in the police reparts as "parts unknown.' He is still going says the editor of the Whig I see him on his wiudiag- way, . About his shanks the moon beams play, ! ' ' His Iopdv deeds and framing high, ' Tend to the Px-i-tks-ti-a-h-t. Nothing further is said about the prosecu tion tor riot, and the. presumption is that it 'went off', with the complaining witness. - Ice in toe Bat.' The heavy south west wind which prevailed on Monday night , and yesterday, 'played smash' with the ice. . At one time, yesterday, the bay was nlmost en tirely clear oposite the city; what remained having been chopped up so Much that but little obstruction would bave been offered to navigation. The sound of the waves was most delightful music after the long embargo upon the ripling waters. Later last evening the ice came down from the upper bay. and closed up the open space of the morning. Twenty-four hours it is hoped, will present our harbor en tirely free from ice and we shall look for' the arrival of that old favoriteihe Arrow, very soon; " Cent. Rag. The St Louis Republican of a' late date mentions the following curious fact:., ' f "A gentleman in the vicinity of this eity, a few weeks ago, informed us that in filling bis ice-house from a pond, a number ef small fish (chiefly cat and buffalo species) were disco vered frozen in a block of ice. , This block was about three feet square by ten inches thick, and quite transparent Means were than taken to extricate the fish without injur ing them, when they were placed in fresh spring water, and in a short lime tbey were completely resuscitated from their torpor, and commenced swimming around." i ... o V- Import-ant To Letter-Writers. " 4 We learn that in the new edition of the reg ulations of the Post Office Department, which is about to be published, it is provided that in every ease were -the writer of a letter choo ses to protect it from the chance of being opened at the Deparment, and destroyed as a dead letter, he can do so by prepaying the postage, and writing legibly on the sealed side the words " to be preserved," in which case it will be rescued from the liability of being committed to the flames, and its seal will re main intact "" ' " '" '' ' Locofoco Trick. The Locos of New York in the 'Legislature, have iusi been playing; a characteristic Tama- ny Hall trick. The seat of Col. Snow, one of the membensof the Assembly from New York City, was contested, and on Friday six of the Loco members paired of with Whigs, and the Whigs left the capital. The Locos then re turned to their seats, aad taking advantage of their stolen power, expelled CoL snow from his sent The dishonorable conduct has pro duced no little excitement. Cleve. Her. The Presidential. Under the new ap portionment the number of electoral votes will he 395, necessary to a choice 148. The net gain of electorial votes to the South is oc,and to the North seven of which four are in t'al ifornia. Ole Bull called upon Mr. Clay, at Whash ington, the other day, and executed several of his morceaux upon the violin, for his enter tainment. A Tsmpkrance ARGUMENT.-The number of idiots in Massachusetts is computed at 1,- 200, three-fourths of whom are lhe childrenof intemperate parents having the appearance and gait of drunkards. Many delicate ladies, whom no one would suspect will be kissed without telling their Arrival of the Arctic ';':;; '' New York. March 8. A conservative and protectionist miniatr bave been formed in England, with the Earl of Derby formerly Juord blanly, as prime minis ter. ; The Niagara reached Lircrpoolat noon Feb. 23d. . - The demand for flour at Liverpool, was better than reported by taa America, with aa improvement of 3d per bbl. - . ' ' Corn, on the spot as well as floating ear goes, ssld freely at 6d per qr. advance. ; At Mark Lane the advances reached 1?. ' -' f Wheat There was a limited demand for wheat, but holders were firm at previous pri ces. .. '"-.'-''".' .:;.. .- . .. - " The stock of bacoa small aad demand good at 40s. 44s. - -. . . ; Beef unchanged. . . " ---. Pork The range ia American prices last reported are too high for England. , Shoulders have andaneed Is. . : , , . ; : Lard is in demand at advanced prices. Ordinary 60s. ; , r- .. - , . ' Cheese dull and lower.; " '" : '.'' , , I . . Sugar The demand from grocers was good at full ratea. . ,. ,. : ... . ' .. t Tea abundant Stock ten millions in ad vance ef last year, which checks the demand. Molasses not active. ' " Clover seed has rapidly advanced and" there ia none on hand. . Fifty tierces to arrive from Philadelphia sold at 57a 6d. ,f . ;i .'.. Tallow very firm. : t-t -- '''. - -wr There baa been some fluctuation in English funds. They bave risen to about previous quotations. , Consols 87 9lt on the 23d . and the 24th. England. "' , The' ministerial crisis absorbed all the atten tion of the British public.- - j v - Lord John Russell's resignation has beest definitely accepted by the Queen bo the 21st of Feb., and Lord Derby was sent for at onee. On Monday the 21st ult., the latter nobleman submitted a list of bis cabinet to her majesty and kissed bands "on bis appointment to of- gce.-..i i f s t: cs i Minor offices- remained to be filled, end some- changes might still be expected in- the present list but substantially the new govern ment will be as follows: ! . j i First Lord of the treasury, the Earl of Der-hy- " " " ' :: ' Lord Chancellor, Sir E. Sydon with a Peer age. - ' " - ' President of the Council, the Earl of Lonsd ale. " - -- J." Lord of Privy Seal, Marquis of Salisbury (probably) a -, r - Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr D'IsraeL Secretary of State for Home Department, Mr.'Wlpole. '" " " "' Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Earl of Walmsbury. ' ' ; "' ; "" . Secretary of State for Colonies, J. Paiing- tOn. ' - . .,- ;;:.-,,. :: President of the - Board of Control!, Mr. Hemes. -Ti?; '. .-: First Lord of -Admiralty, Duke of North unaberland..; . ; ,.VT , - --.i President of the Board of .Trade, Mr. Henley.- - . f .... ; . . -, r't Post Master General, Earl of Hadewick. Commissioner of Wood and Forrests, Lord 3. Lamer -' ' ''-'"'' : : "; ' " H' ' -- . The following noblemen' and gents are un derstood to have accepted offices outside the ' Cabinet: . . ' .. . ." ' . -. . , ,' ; " 'Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Earl of Eg linglon. ; Lord Chancellor for Ireland, Mr. Blackburn (we believe) , : ' : : " : " - - .; . Secretary o War, Mr Bresford. TTrider Secretary for. Foreign Affairs Lord Stanley,.. .' . .. ,.j ' Attorney General, Sir F. Shessiger. ' Solicitor General Sir F. Kalley. Most probably Secretary for Ireland Lard Naas. . .. ... . '" . .- '. .i .. .. Joint Secretary ef the Treasury, Messrs. G. A. Hamilton and Forbes McKeniie. . . .- Attorney General for Ireland Mr. Napier. Solicitor General for Ireland, Mr. : While side. : ;,'-'-. - . '', Commander-in-chief, Duke of Wellington. Master General of Ordnance, the : Marouia of Londonderry or Lord Comdermere. ' " Mr..G. F. Youngs will certainly be appoint ed to a post in the Ministry.-. - A seat in the Cabinet was ottered to Lierd Lyndburst but be declined on the score of ill health. The ncblc Lord will, however, as well aa the Duke af Richmond, who has also refused to take aa office, afford their cordial support to the Pri- mier. " " The following appointments have also taken place:.' " ' . " '. ' ' ' "'." ' "."','"'" The Marquis of Salisbury, Lord Privy Sea- . ler. : : ;. , . . . Lord Desert, under Secretary for the colo nies." ,' ; . . , .'! ' ' .,'.- ' ?' Lord Jocelyn and Mr. Caskell are secreta ries for the Indian. Board., . V Mr. G. E. Young goes to the Board of Trade under Mr. Henley. . - : . .. e . Col. Forrest will be in the Ordnance Da-, partment '' '-' -'- :.;V-"-' r' ; The Duke of Montrose is Lord Chamber lain. '"' ."" -'-.-'""" -. -.-.-'- - Many names of high repute, and several quite unknown out of England, and "whose fame has yet to be win, are in. .the Cabinet, but the Cabinet is carefully chosen. According to invariable custom. Parliamen tary business was suspended. The hour of meeting on Monday, was to receive formal an nouncements of the resignations of the late ministry and then adjourned to , Friday fox. completion of arrangementa of the incoming Cabinet, consequently no measures of import ance were proceeded with and in fact the new Reform Bills and other bills whioh were pecu liarly government measures are absolutely de funct ' . The moment Prior to the departure of the steamers from there, there was one of absolute suspense and stagnation, the only question . .r . ., -w j r-. l 1.1 being wbetner iiora uarvj wuuiu K "... . A disnute had arisen between Mr. George Paabodv and the bank of England, respecting some geld deposited by him for American ac count, a portion of which the bank declared to be two carrots below standard, and sought to make a proportionate deduction in the allow ance for deposite, although in previous instan ces no snch deduction has been made. Mr. Penhody purchased .and deposited 123. 000 of standard gold to make up the assumed deficiency, until the point in dispute should be decided. ,.- , Municipal Election. In Chicago, Mr. Gurnee (Whig) has been re-erecled Mayor. There weie four candidates in the field. In Milwaukie, lhe 'Poeple's Ticket' for May- . or and City Attorney were elected over the regular Democratic candidates, tne former by - eleven hundred majority. In Oswego, the Whig candidate for Mayor is elected by 127 majority. Whig Alderman all elected and three of the four Supervisors. Gen. Scott has been nominated for the Pres idency by the Whig Convention of Delaware. The French army musters 453,084 men. "