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1 2 -.f t" - - i TTTT-TTn ,1 -d nrni A Tn.-; 7 TTTriT;:rr vrv- dTirN .;:a' Cnit rr-. -- M H I I r I I Z , I I ' r I I 1 ;. . - CrhKru-rfis! 3 ' WOODSFIELD, MOMOE COUNTY, OHIO, JULY 25, I860. "7 f " - - t " 1 ?, I- 4: fa 4 ft -' " Dedicated to Mu . Jl . iTewefll e1 cfieiMftth spreading treA, I lTrf,T list 4hwrljllng of the birds, When lp with' magii wnd ::; kll my powenitole, .! tsti Aagentlt k the tkW ,wbt r ; :.:.r' i2 i:Sl '-'B' TLta nreetly bound in ilumben cbjdn, .,!K VftaMni free to roanW? " r-' r , cl t it. wandered te year sxme again, 3 cj And .there it found a home. -?r :? tiph-Uke lona appearea again, 6Tsd 'f.&fr,Mgajtia fteti'i;.Ji:'i e-l ; ca Ai the bland .-Queen with, hat thousand In her home amidit the aea. ' ' ,, ,nt 'r t were ihe dream i dreamed of thee, ' "b'ca y, JSweet were the werdi yon pokW;;4 ft c heard thy Toioe.of melody,, , .;tvf M that I awktS 1 1TIE$ CONVICT'S r CHILD: .Hi. t .t! month .of'December. that., a fair and jflephild of between, seren; and eight Ttxcsv rapped timidly ; for , admittance at ventraBce gteo one of oar peniten -f'riea. ,?. f,-,.t . ..'4 r, .-,.s.j .,,.. y .iiThe evening bell had auared the guard t the hastened from beneath flur gloomy jrr"a on .which the bad stood, despite the iC'IJ, faithful sentinels. darioff .the day, ,ttt ell was well, 'and .hat the. felons were jtxrt'j locked within their lOTeral cells for ' j:V oih ffi toj brood , pter . fresh crimes rliish, when the hour for delirerance came, i.Cey would perpetrate upon the society . .rJJci . hd oitrscised . them had made . ttem bad, .and then .condemned, them for .-.: Thi guards, as ; we .bare said, harried lawej.and none,; as they passed on, elop- , red to inauire of the child why at that : hoar she knocked for admittance, V Had pJS dane so their , steps would assuredly .ttre been, arrested, for who could resist ll'-fl-raute 'eloquence .of -.those- larsrer soft ,l!ije eyes, that as her little body, thinly ; but neatly , clad, shivered in the i biting t wind niwam in their own tears. ' "?vJaoj These.jnen, human . enough at r heart' hadsee! too many ..Kke-her at that .Ctt8, ,and so they, passed , on, Jeatiag her aj? ' ia the darkness,: the', cold and the rf c'Jeacerthat winter's r'shL ( v j,, -and then, she Noble . Letter From Douglas. 'What is your name, little one?' asked I hen she grew pale, very pale, and reached the warden.- - - - 1 forth her hands as if she would ffraso at Agnes, sir.' y something intangible tb.the sight of the And your father's!' -'' ' p 1 warden James Warren, air.--;1;-; 1 ' -'He looked injo her face, but her head There are six prisoners of that name, gently fell on his shoulder, a deep sigh child,' replied the warden , What was his came from her parted lips, and Agnes, the business in New YorkP s v -V beautiful child of the convicts father, had Ofother Bald he was a cooper, sir.' ' gone to the worldof spirits to meet him A coopem said the warden--'yes, 1 wnom she had loved so much on earth know-him; and yon shall see him.' Sit by this fire, Agnes, and warm yourself, and I will bring' him to you.' -T is -.. rm . 3 i , 1 ? ii t 1 j xue wwuen wowiy, pauenuy, umocaeu nvLa fniaMr,t, v.. maflf?rtI,ai ,mftM a door which to the child appeared all of ' j- u ron, and calling a sentinel to him, whis- w 7UWUM U1 "fuwci dcu, pereda few words into his ear, and - then pj Stephen A. Douglas, to his fnends in forgetting not to close the great door be- the Baltimore Convention in reference to hind him, re-entered the room. J hia candidacy. The able correspondent How 4id ; you manage, Agnes, to get r?n.;n- -jgfr rnmtah. it- here from the city?',; rl , . ... ' " Oh, sIr, said the child, , I wanted io letters complete to that paper and we ap- see my father, I crept into one of the cars pend them, with the request that they may and hid myself away: and when tgot here, be read by every Democrat, ' They are was so glad, so very glad, because I was characteristic of the generous and patriot- near ' - H I -iS:'--- . -. If. ma'n " TA 'tUritsuetKilikni ' At uiat uiuiucuk tuo ; Kicftk uuu uvw ' - . . ' . . IrnnrnoFAnna Htatnamiin ivnnv ontn. Md man nrpRHfirt-in tne I o garb of a convict Btood in the', entrance ing for himself, but for hiB principles and way. It was but for a moment Agnes the ancient principles of the Democratic saw him; ' and " springing towards him, party ' he demanded a recognition, . TheBe shrieked with joy, as "she fell into ,his ' 'fosfeht into" thai aims ' ':-.t- vus . Jt,rj Father! : deardear father!' .- . . r? : 'My child my Aenes!' exclaimed the nents. of Stephen A." Douglas admire in man, hoarsely, as . be clasped: her in nig l him. pale. haKgardlkce.1' " ' , T . Washinqton, JonS. For some moments neither could speak. I -- To Dean HtcAmond, Chairman of Del- 'ervehtly he clasped that forlorn little egation: .Baltimre The steadiness with one to hia heart, and his; breast ,, heaved which New York has sustained ' me will with, emotions that had for long years IjusUfy a ;wordof counsel, ' The safety of been strangers to it. . . the cause is the paramount duty of every It was painful . re-union," that little Democrat. ' 'The unity of the 1 party and innocent little one with 'this 'author of her the maintenance of its principles inviolate beintr. s the i inmate of -a" prison a man are' more important' than the election or deemed by society too dangerous to be left defeat of any individual.- - If my enemies at large! . .. . , - are determined to divide and destroy the When at length he had recovered sum- Democratic party, and, perhaps, the coun ciently the mastery of himself, he exclaim- try,, rather than to see me elected,: and if y" ii :inl' 1 'l.i .. 1 . i. j ea, as ne BUU pressed nis cnuo. , .,. . me unuy oi iuo party cau .ue preserreu, Bless you ' for this, I am not utterly and its-lime, honored principles maintain cut off from the world.'- My- Agnes re- ed and - its tascondency perpetuated by members me Oh, God! God! Am I not I dropping my name,' and uniting ,npon punished indeed to. ; be - deprived of the some other reliable - non-intervention and daily love of her thou gave unto me when TJnion-loving Democrat, I beseech. yon, in crime had not marked me with the all-consultation with onr friends, to pursue damning stain - of Cain? ,.Dear Agnes!' that course which will save the party and ne conucueu, -as- ne ioiuea nis uuie outline couuiry, wiiuuui regaru w wj iuui' once more to his breast, "let me look into! vidua! interests. " T mean all- thia letter your eyes ahf:they look as innocently implies.' Consult' freely and j act boldly as sweeny . upon ; me as even oe ever i lor pe ngau for father. in the ' courts he of S. A."DotfoLAs' The Republican Candidate. In New York they call him the "two shilling candidate,' because he . delivered republican speeches and charged two shil- togs a head for admission. - In Illinois they call him "Honest Old Abe," because it is said he bought three pairs of $8 bootsand had them charged to "Uncle Sam' as "stationery.,. r,j . " Away "down east" they call him "the rail candidate,'' because he looked on while John Shanks split 30d$ rails. They are sorry Shanks is not the candidate for tfee Vice Presidency they like Shanks. , Han nibal Hamlin is not their man they have seen "the elephant Hannibal" in Van Am- burgh's Menagerie, : and he , hooked the eintrer bread out of their hands with his tail, and they dont like the name. On "the Reserve" they call Loncoln "the irrepressible conflict" candidate, be cause he believes "the Union cannot exist half slave and half free." -: : Sometimes he is called "the Mexican candidate,' because he took sides with the enemies of, his country during the Mex ican war, and refused to vote supplies to the callant. soldiers that forsook their homes and all that was dear, to them, to defend their country's . rights against the attacks of foreign foes. ;-...- -.m The volunteers in the last war call him ''the Homestead candidate," because he voted against allowing them a bounty of one hundred and sixty acres of land. They are all going to vote for him in horn -i l : ''.,! i : " . -r :,'. ; He is sometimes called the i "flat - boat candidate," because he once ; run a flat boat, and because he will flatten out in November next, and his boat will., float im up Salt River. ?: : a i.-,- -.W He is never called "thk peopue'8 can- dh ate;", because the people do, not like him. aBd they .will make' him sensible of the fact when election day rolls around. He will be opposed by every democrat and every , friend of the Constitution and the Union. Forum. - ....... . , - Kf alnwl h ab! tfttin trlr . -ast, i. " . j n ' a j . p-tdown. apon; the granite step that her cfr L'J-kenrt, in its desolation, might , weep .;r,oe .-uuier mat . was, unmnrea witnin !cp5. Jwning.walla---jthe father that from v t,tt,de;tha of ,he 4 poverty In . tho ; great flTi the had eome to - see, and angeMike, ; with her innocent' presence,, pour balm Jito his bruised , heart, and gladden in, sou , , rf iji ;a brief interyaCoT. communion ;witJu .trr$&vx whom,,, baraeneq as ,ne was ne e jpved, wUha Hj Agajnahe knockedf and now, oh, joy I 4 ';j..wUbjs)ierd the figoial at Uie &&l o.r f vs V-ri i-vf-t-rt ' .There, was a rattle of chains, a shooting fr;f 5rejat,,roa!j bolts ; that ".senta pang of fajrough the heart , of. th childrfa jpaf j phkh sheoouldj not recognize as js,vp;s a cause within herselCj but. which 6r,jfslti had subdued the eold : that made .?TcXm-bpre.th .,9TIjX f towlj o"enedi noi jat we beard; o ' rtylbJmge.ei.aked aaUf swung- back to 1?! Jim; who. opened it to Iook at the in truder, that stood,'on "s thf V graait step, 6 ff.itf a .jfta inB!i. looked down upon her ,"i".;M tjdiraedto'.wk gruflly :ra'ntaV then, .without other rris,.b er depart but his eyes looked .j.'pher eyes, andbifsaw within them more ..fvitorSue:could utter or heart conoeive! , 'ilPokedsin ,(her, "eyes, that, strong .-r-tST-tbat Bta wo, thoughnot. of. (hem, ' "ti-'t - daya wUb : eriminal and . his - vr 1 -cssf ithf beneath the lase roof. b rJ-i,VrJ7.?t.wl between him andxhem ( ; jrd.Mf . heart A softened, .his tongue lost - ' tu roughness of speech, bis lips quivered eItife hb Je!lLOw mild they be .8-T iVT y errand, Uttle onelf: Inqulr- 4-.Fl,l sea my rather ir father, child?'. ; y ; iVv fin , my, dear mother told me that fc sarf frther was here, in.thU .prison; and, tc rjl want you to let me see hlml ' ' Hit voice was soft and low, and do fall x' .rTrl m. ,Vok her by the ii'ryzt'?s hfitoewbat be was doing, and Jtjef frpa the.eold Into the warden's 7,oGce,; where , the, chilling, .biting tbsttf that Winter's; ,ofght0 could, not reaca ncr iraii vvibvu. Heaven, if not of earth, my transgressions " " Washington, June 20. may no longer be remembered against me.' My Dia& Sir TTlearn there is immi I will I will, dear father," sobbed the! nent danger" that the" Democratic party child, "and soVill mother. "-We both pray will be demoralized, if not 'destroyed,1 by for you, night and morning." . ; the breakios; np of the Convention: '-Such "Where is your mother, Agnesf" sud-Taresult would inevitably expose the coun denly asked the convict, as he looked in- J try to the perils of sectional strife between voluntarily around' the room.:! x'wl. ; J the Northern and Southern partizans of "Mother's" -very :' sick, .father, and she Congressional Intervention upon the sub- prayed to see yon, but she couldn't come, ject of slavery in the Territories. , T firmly She has worked so-hard that it has made and ' conscientiously believe thot:inere is her sick';" , " '-.." : no'safety for the Union;:except by afaith- "This too is my doing!'! exclaimed the ful and rigid adherence to the doctrines . Douglas in the Country- ' : ' - j ... ; ' Every Democratic paper in the State of New York supports Douglas and John son. and - repudiates Lane and Breckin ridge.i '- ' -s : . ' " Every Democratic paper in Indiana supports Douglas and Johnson, and re pudiates the' disunion candidates, ' Lane and Breckinridge. -:-1 c-J . l aiii Every Democratic paper in, Illinois that did not support Lincoln in 1858, now supports Douglas and Johnson, and repudiates the' disunion- ticket of Lane and Breckinridge. :' " L- In Missouri four- fifths4 of the Dem ocratic papers support Douglas and John- sea. and repudiate the disunion ticnet. In Michigan every Democratic paper supports Douglas and Johnson. 3 Every Democratic paper in Ohio sup port Douglas and Johnson, and' so it is elsewhere. Exchange. - - ' ': ---'- . convict,: "Father of Mercies, protect the idnocent." 7 ;t: ? ; v 'Come, my mac," broke io the . warden, "it is time to return." ..ts "But my child--my dear Agnes, sir!" of non-lntervention"by Congress with slavery : in the Territories.: ' Intervention means disunion. There is no difference in in principles between Northern and South ern intervention," The one intervenes or "I will see that she is taken care of for sla'verv, but each appeals to the passion the night In the morning you can see and prejudice of his own section against her. againand then I will send her home, the 'peace of the whole country and the The man looked his thanks, and once right of self-government by the people of more taking the little Agnes in his arms, the Territories: - hence the doctrineB of be impressed a fervent kiss troon her inno- non-intervention mnst be maintained at cent lips, and then quietly retired, t i all hazards; bnt while I can never sacri The warden took the child by the handjfice the principle, even to attain the Pres and Jed her to the matron's room, to whom 1 idency, I will, cheerfully and joyfully sac ne wm uer uwrj auu requeeteu ner lo.unte i riuce . myseu io maintain me principle. charge of her until the morning. ? vi; I If. therefore, you and my , other friends The good lady promised that she would who stood by me with such heroic firmness be provided forr and soon she had prepa- at Charleston and Baltimore, shall be of red a supper, which to Agnes seemed lux the opinion, that ,he principles can , be urious indeed. She then led her to a bed preserved, andthe unity and ascendency where' baJ offering up her simple prayer of the Democratic partymaiotained,- and for her father "and mother,' she - soon fell the country saved from the perils of North- into a sweet sleep, although long after ehe ern abolitionism and - Southern disunion, had beeome .oblivious to the trials of life by withdrawing my name and uniting" up which bad been thns early forced upon her Ion some other Non-intervention Union tears, , of happiness we trust, bung like I loving Democrat,,! beseech v. you to pur diamonds upon the fringes of her eyes. : sue thai course. .Do not : understand me The morning came, and 'Agnes awoke las wishing ito dictate to my friends, with joyv and thankfulness in her heart, have implicit confidence in you. and their for soon shewOuld ahe : thought embrace patriotism, judgment , and discretion- her father again and bid him good bye Whatever, you-may do in the premises will ere she returned, to the great city in which meet my, hearty: approval; bat I conjure her mother layr praying for her, child, and you to act with an eye single to the aafe. for, him who had been1 Jn happier days, the ty and welfare of this' country; and wiih Idol. Of her' soul ' I ,,,. k .-. , ; j out the slightest ' regard, to individual in- Alas,, tears were once more to fill Ag-jterests or aggrandizement. .My interests nes eyes and her bounding, throbbing heart will be besVpromoted, "and my ' ambiiion was to receive another and a more lasting gratified and . motive's vindicated, by that The warden .came to her, and taking1 be most effectual in eaving'.the country her by the hand, silently .led her away. from being ruled or' ruined by a sectional When he had.retnrned to his , office, .be party The action of the Charleston Con took the child npop his knee, and said:. ventlop In sustaining . me by so large a ; Agnes, jour father has gone away l'( j majority on the platform, ' and ' designing r"Gone away!", exclaimed the child. me.as the first chosen oflhe party for the Obi X m G gbdr'.;.on- (. .. - y ?ij.n.-.J Presidency, is! all ; the personal triumph I v"He has gone, Agnes,' where pain and desire.' .Thls letter is prompted by the sorrow and evil-doing are not knows.". i same motives which induced my dispatch The child looked wonderingly into the' four ' years ago, withdrawing my name speaker's facei' s r . . f from the Cincinnati Convention.- With . '"Yes Agnes, ' your father is gone from this knowledge, of my opinions and wishes. us , forever. . Yoa will never,; see him you and your other friends' must act upon more on earth. v. , ;- - ,. ; : vj e : . -: your own convictions of duty: Tha child trembled as she. heard the ' -. . 1 Very "truly your friend, n!vmral tanrAm nt K-lrtni ararAan -nil " ' LiJ ..O ' . -TJ she understood theiiu Tears ycame into "To Hon. her eyes, and sobs burst from "her lips,! more. 'S- A: DOVGLAS." A. Richardson, Balti PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY. No. .90.1 rlii: ' AN ACT ' Uefining the powers and prescribing the dutieb of the Board of Publio Works. .z Section 1. Jie it enacted by the Gen- eral Atsembly of the State of Ohio, .That the publio works of the State, shall be divided by the .Board . of Publio Works into j three grand divisions or distriota, to be designated by such names, or numbers as said, board shall deem proper, and to be or such limit and ex tent as said board from time to time shall pre scribe; and each, member of the Board of Pub lio Works shall, as the acting eommusioner of said board, take charge of such division as may be assigned to him by said board, and be responsible to the extent or his power and authority for the due and faithful administra tion of the affairs of snob, district or division, Bee 3.., The term' of office of the member of the board of publio'. works eleote&on the second Tuesday of October last, shall com mence on the sixteenth day of February; and shall continue for three year thereafter, and until his successor shall be elected and quali fied: and the other members of the board here tofore elected and qualified, shall, in like man ner.-oontinne to hold their offices for the term of three years" from the time theyv were sworn Into offioe, and until their successors shall be eleoted and qualified; and the term of office of the members of the board hereafter annually elected, shall oommenoe on the second Tuesday of -rebruary thereafter i fe -wv : V- See 3. The members of the. board-of pub lio works shall each take an oath or affirma tion to support the Constitution of the United States and of the State Of Ohio, and to hon estlv and Impartially discharge, the duties of the offiae; and shall alsogive bond with, suffi cient security, to be approved, by the Governor in the penal sum of not lest - than thirty thousand dollars, conditioned' for. the honest and faithful duoharge of the. respective duties of their offioe; and for the faithful accounting for and paying Over of all money whioh may come into their hands respectively, according to law, which bonds, with the approval of the Governor Indorsed thereon, shall be filed with lhe Treasurer of Stated . The members of the board of publio works shall designate and. ap point onejf their number to. apt as the presi dent of said Iward. and whoin addition to his duties as acting commissioner shall perform such duties as are or shall be required by law of the president thereof; and said board shall continue to keep the "office of publio . works" at the seat of Government, in which office shall be kept all the' books and papers, records and other documents of said board, ; which : shall be open to the inspection of all persons inter ested, at all reasonable times; and all notioes or reports required by law to be ven to the said board by any of the officers of the 8tate, when left in writing at said office," Or deposited with any person who may have charge . of the same, shall be considered as having, been duly given and served upon said board. The preai dent shall have charge of sold "offioe ef publio works" and the custody of the records, books, papers and documents aforesaid, and shall oonduct the correspondence of said board. ' Sec 4. The said board of publio works shall have power to appoint not exoeeding five resident engineers, and to assign to each of them the supervision of such part of said grand divisions or districts as, in their opinion, shall be for the best interests of the Mate, under such rules and regulations, not contrary to law, as may be from time .to time prescribed by said board; and the respective terms of of fice of said engineers shall commence on the first Monday of April A. D. 1861, and anna ally thereafter on the sixteenth day of Febru ary. The said board of publio works snail also have power to appoint the collectors of tolls on the oanals of the State, at all such points as shall have been or may be establish ed for , the collection of tolls, as hereinafter provided; and said collectors shall be govern- ed by such rules and regulations as the beard may prescribe, not inconsistent with law, and shall reoeive such oompensation as hereinafter provided. Every oolleotor, or other officer, in anywise entrusted with the collection or dis bursement of tolls or revenue pertaining to the public-works, shall, previously to his as suming the duties of his offioe, give bond to the Slate of Ohio for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, which, bond, with suffi cient security approved by the said hoard, shall be by -them immediately deposited In the offioe of the Auditor of State. ' The penal consider ation of said bond ' shall not be less than fifty per cent. of the amount of money collected or disbursed by the same officer in the preoeding year, and shall be conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties, and for the prompt collection, disbursement, paying over and ac counting .for all money which Bhall come to his hands belonging to the state. The said board of publio works shall also have power and itls hereby made their duty, to appoint such number of superintendents of repairs, gate-keepers, weigb-m asters, and inspeotors, as in their opinion, the labor to be performed on the several publio works may require to render the same efficient, and for the interest of the state. Every officer appointed under the provision ol this act,' before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and sub scribe an oath or affirmation that he will dili gently and faithfully discharge all the duties appertaining to his appointment, and promote to the extent of his ability, the interest of the state, so far as may be legally in his power. Every person so appointed to office shall re ceive duplioate certificates, of such appoint ment, signed by the president of the board and attested by the Seoretary of the board, upon one of which certificates shall be endorsed and subscribed the oath above required to be taken, before some one having the power to adminis ter an oath, and the same shall . be certified and attested by" such person, and by' such appointee handed to the acting commissioner of his division,, or forwarded by mail to tue board of publio works, to be filed in the office thereof; and said appointee shall hold his said office for the term of one year from the time of his appointment, and until; his successor may be appointed and qualified, provided, that every person bo appointed . may be removed at any time previous to the expiration of his term, by the board of publio works, for ne glect of duty or, malfeasance ip office.. All vacancies that shall occur in either of " the offices aforesaid, occasioned either by death, resignation, '. removal, or otherwise, . shall be filled for the residue of the term, in the same manner and by-the same authority as herein before provided for making appointments for a full term; and-all suoh officers so appointed and serving a part only of the term of office, shall be paid rateably a due proportion of the salary hereinafter provided, and do more. .j Beo. 6j Than to provide . for the-prompt payment of laborers, and for the purshase of materials, and incidental expenses in the our- rent repairs oi. any oi tne pa duo woras oi iuo State, the resident engineer on any ' division may, at the) commencement of any month, or at any intermediate convenient time therein estimate the amount as near as practicable, that will be needed to pay for the repairs of said quarter, exclusive of the salary of the superintendent and may issue his certificate in favor of the superintendent of repairs on said division, npoiv which 'certificate the act ing commissioner may, if satisfied of. the cor rectness of the estimate and of the expedien cy of such proceeding, draw his check for -.the amount, or any portion thereof, on the Audi tor of state, whose duty it shall be to issue hii warrant on the : state! treasury! for. the amount specified in the check, and. to charge the same to the particular work or improve ment to which it properly belongs. : .The Su perintendent in whosevor said advance pay ments shall have beeiJade,' shall thereafter immediately prooeed to pay all indebtedness which he may have incurred on behalf of the state for repairs, materials or incidental ex penses upon the i division under his charge, and shall thenceforth, during -. said - current quarter, pay all laborers weekly, unless pre vented by unusual events happening on his division; and .rendering a t striot compliance with this , requirement ; inconvenient for the time being,' on which contingency he shall make sach payment at the. earliest practica ble time thereafter, and the said . superinten dent shall settle with the said resident engi neer quarterly, as usual heretofore, and inter mediately if required by said engineer, as the basis uponwhioh to predicate his estimate for the remaining part of the current quarter,' and no voucher 'shall be allowed In the settlenrhnt of a, superintendent's account, 'unless the money for which Tit .purports to be a receipt shall be actually paid, and Jtbe rates of the labor or materials shall "be sach as shall be approved by the resident " engineer aforesaid, Should it so happen that a surplus shall re main, in the hands or any superintendent at the end of -any quarter, the same shall be car ried forward to be used In like" manner in the nation of the leases of .water power upon or connected with any of the publio works of the state, made by the lawful agents thereof, in cases where the lesees of water power or any assignee thereof may require it, to adjust and fix the amount of rent in arrears, or to be paid oy such lesBee or assigns at such prioee as they: may deem -Just and equitable, and to cancel Existing leases with 4he consent of the lessees or assigns, or when - such leases have become forfeited, and said board shall deem the interest of the state will . "be promoted thereby, to shut off the water and prevent the use thereof; under any such leasee when rents shall have been due thereon and in arrears for thirty days or more, or when the lessees refUBe or neglect to put in or permit to be put in such gauges as are required in their leases, and to continue to keep the water shut off until such rent be paid or such gauges be put Inv J And it is hereby made the duty of the president of the board of publio works to furnish the Auditor of State from time to time, attested copies of all leases for water power which remain in force, and of all new leases made, and renew als or modifications of those now in foroe, within thirty days after the making of such lease, renewal or modification by said board; and the said president shall also within the time prescribed, furnish attested copies of such original lease, renewal or modification to each of the collectors of tolls upon whom the duty is Imposed or collecting the rents therein pro vided for. Sec.. 7.' Collectors of tolls shall, In addi-tl'-n to suoh other duties as may, from time to time be required of them, collect all water rents due the state or to become due as the same , shall accrue, and make suoh re urn of such collections and pay over all 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 tolls by them collected. All moneys derived from tolls on the canals, turnpikes, or other improvements of the state, as well as all moneys derived from leases of water power, or the sales or land held by the state for canal purposes, or - from - any other souroe appertaining to the interest or manage ment of the publio. works of '.the state, shall be paid into the treasury In the manner di rected by law.- t r? . r y r. . r - '-ft Sec 8.' All claims against the state arising in the nature -of awards, or for superinten dence and repairs Of the canals, turnpikes, or other improvements under the care and .su pervision of the board of publio works or for any other object connected with . the,. publio works and authorised by law. shall be paid by the check of the aotfng commissioner on the Auditor of State, whose duty it-shall be to issue his. warrant on jthe State ' Treasurer for the amount specified in said check, and to charge the same to the particular work of im provement for which the expenditure shall have been made. No check shall be so issued untiT after the consideration upon .which it is based shall have been actually rendered, ex oept in the case of superintendents of repairs as provided in section-five; and every oheok Shall be made in favor of the identical person to whom the amount is doe, and shall set forth the nature of the . indebtedness, whether for materials, repairs, labor, superintendence or otherwise, and to what - objeot and at what point or division said materials, labor or su perintendence were applied. Every check shall set forth the specific appropriation which authorised its payment, and shall be accom panied with a certificate of the superintend ing engineer,' which shall name the person or persons to whom there is indebtedness,, and state the particular work on whioh it ooourred, and the location thereof, and whether by con tract or otherwise; The check and certificate thus issued, shall be registered in books, oie to be kept by the engineer,' and one' by the acting commissioner. ' -. -a ' ,.- ; See. 9- . That in all oases in which It may be necessary for the board of publio works, by themselves or their legally authorised agent, to le contracts for the performance of labor, or the furnishing of materials, or for the con struction -of feeders, dykes, reservoirs, looks, dams, and other works and .devices for perfect ing and keeping in repair the publio works under their charge, it shall "bethe duty of the Antinir Commiasioiier ' of the hoard, bv the resident engineer having charge of the divi sion of the publio works Upon which said la bor is to be performed or materials furnished, to cause such general notice of. the letting of said- contract by publication in the newspa pers, and posting up advertisements, as will seoure general competition, which said notice shall contain a statement of the time, place next succeeding quarter; but for the", closing quarter of said superintendent's teim of offioe the said engineer shall not include in his esti mate any amount for the last thirty . days of sail, term, and shall be careful to limit the : amount of his estimate ' for that quarter, or any part thereof below the aotual amottnt of the probate expenditures, so aa.to prevent any surplus remaining in the hands of any super-f intendent at the close ef his term of offioe; bnt if, notwithstandisg suoh precaution, any . bal ance should remain in the hands of any such superintendent at the expiration of .ibis official term, the resident engineer of his division Shall hare power to eharge the . same- over to said superintendent and apply it to. the payment of bis quarterly amount of salary then due, and if any further balance remains ' In his hands, the. same shall be paid nto the state treasury. Sec.' 6, The' said board of publio works is hereby authorized-to lease water on any of the several reservoirs of the publio works . under suoh rules and regulations as are or may be prescribed bylaw for leasing water power on the publio works, of the State. And the said board is hereby further "authorized and re quired to make, from time to' time an eSa'uii- nd manner of receiving nrondsals of aeld eon- tracts, and the character and magnitude of the work to be" performed,' ' the materials to be furnished; or ; both; if required, fop the con struction of the said-works. ..... ' .- Bed '10.' ' No member of the board of public works, engineer, ; superintendent, collector of tolls, gate-keeper, woighmaster, inspector, sec retary or clerk, or any other person noiaing offioe under said board during the looatlon or construction of any canal or feeder, shall bo- come interested; either in contract or purchase directly or through another, in any lands, town lots or water privileges for hydraulic purposes on. or adjacent to any such oanals or feeders under the charge of said board, until after the expiration of his term of office; or be engaged or conoerned, either direotly . or through an other person, in any contract for labor, oen structioa or supplies of any description what ever. .' Every person found guilty of .violating the provisions of this section, on conviction thereof in any oourt of competent jurisdic tion, on Indiotment or information, shall be adjudged to pay a fine of not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than One thousand dollars, and shall, moreover, forfeit his office. ' Sec 11." ; It is hereby made the duty of the Auditor of .State to cause all the rolls, abstracts end acoounts ot the-olleotors of tolls upon the canals, slackwater or other improvements of. this State, for the last and each subsequent seaspa of navigation, to he thoroughly exam ined and compared with each other, so that any discrepancy between the amounts credited by the collectors receiving any moneys and the oheok: kept by i any other oolleotor, shall, be ascertained; and. In case of any such jdisoreP anoy, the .clearance' upon which any-suh moneys purport .tohave been received, shall sions of this act, shall reoeive respectively the" following annual -salaries,, vis j At pereuaf one thousand dollars; at Akron, eight hundred dollars; at Hasslillon, six. hundred dollars; at Dover, six hundred dollars; at Koseoe, six hun dred dollars at Dresden; live hun . 1 4o,'lraf at ZanesviUf, seven hundred :fcss IX Ue ark, six hundred dollars' t Carroll, six hun dred dollars; at' Columbus, six hundred dol lars; at Clrcleviller six hundred dollars: at ChiUloothe, seven hundred delL""?' r7? mouth, seven hundred dollars;- at Clncu,X one tnousana aoiiars; at waverly, nve hun dred dollars; at Wddletown,' six birel ol- iars; at Dayton, eight hundred doUar r at Hamilton, six hundred dollars; at ftqwe M hundred dollars; at Bt. Bfary's, six bunded uwtiaro, uoonon, one moosena aouaro; at t Maumee City, five hundred dollars; at Toledo, t one thousand dollars; at MoConnelsVille, tve hundred dollars; at Harmaf , six hundred dol lars; and at logan, six hundred collar. The ; collector's office at Delphoe l h by abolished, and the office at Defiance Uv. .ot- . ed to Junction. ! l- t'-;l fit Ailj't. Weighmastera at Toledo and Cleveland hell each receive Ore-hundred and fifty -dollars per annum; no deputy e eighmaster shall be here- after appointed. a j ,-.kjzA huj i Inspectors at Toledo and -Clerelainl 'fcaall each reoeive fear' hundred cn4.4ty :'ani per annum; at Cincinnati, seven- huswlfei dol lars; the inspeotors office at unction b.s? discontinued. ' 5u . ' - cl -l K !i J No lock tender shall hereafter be arpoL4ed except at bulkhead or feeder locks -'- .. The board of abUo works shall have newer to abolish, any collector's office,, or tovohauge . tne location- tnereor to such place as te them shall be deemed expedient for he service and interest of the state,lut so lmfeaae or salary to the collectors shall be allowed rin eonse qaenoe ?f jsuoh removeli not aha mij 'pi omoe be established In any oase - whatever. The salaries of the several ofioers above enu merated shall be k paid , In : quarterly... install ments, at the' close of each fiscal quarter, as now established, put othe ptajf twurVt upon the warrant or the Auditor or State; but -the said Auditor shall toot draw hia warrant without the check of the acting Commissioner of the proper' division, for the amount due suoh officer, for such qu -terVor,Any pfct there of, according to the facts of the ease; audit D . hereby made the duty of such acting Commis sioner to ascertain the amount due for eerrleea of each of said officers, quarterly, and to issue his check accordingly, ia -the siae rxJier as for any other claim against the State.' - sec 13, There shall be appointed by the board of public works, as aeon after the pas sage of this act as: they may deem expedient, a secretary to said board, whose term of ofloe shall commence on the first ITonday of April next, and. be for one year; and suck- appoint ment shall thereafter be siade'aaaually by said board, to be for the same term, cfTumeno Ing at the expiration of the term of the incum bent; and said secretary shall receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars, payable jcaet- terly in the same manner . that the other p rointees are paid; and said board shall aUo have power to appoint such clerks, tempora rily or ea the publio scrvioc in. their epuaiom may require, and may pay them suoh reason able oompenaatien aa they may deem r"t exoeeding two dollars per day for the time te tually employed; by-check as in eth'r t ' oases; the Secretary shall be subject to r-M- val at any time by a majority, of saiL board for neglect of doty or malfeasance u :4oe. It shall be the duty of the board, whef s -bled together in their offioial capacity, to I-j a correot ana eompiste journal oi v.r ..o teedings, whioh shalLat all times be subjerjl ohe inspection of a committee of aUher .branch, of the General Assembly, or of anypson au thoriaed by law to -examine the same, cf ty person who may be interested In the pro-i-ings of said board. r' 1 '''v- See.; 14- u Jt shall be the dty ejf;the t?I of publio works to report annually to the C". ernor, at least ten days before tzi-4ei. . of ? the Geperah Assembly, and ahU Jcrriie be by him transmitted along with hia message to the Cteueral .Assembly. , Said .r?"t. thaU -contain a 'full-and accurate' aoeeunwij aU moneys expended on ;eaoh of ijh pV',r., during Ihe year, ending on the filter Jy of November next preceding- sail report, -tl .3- gregate amount of work contracted fqt fiZTZX the year, the amount of money expended or allowed over and above the contract price, and th Utolsrahie of all the war ;ract remaining to.be executed estimated ia r-h oase at contract prioea, together "-i the Li- mated oostof eii the work in j.-jcaijci. after baring ascertained the state ot the . ao oounts for the last season, deems it for the in terest of the State to examine and compare as above, an partpr all of the rolls, abstracts and acoounts for any previous year, he is au thorized to cause such examination to be made, and also .for . each ensuing year, and for the purpose of such examination, If necessary, he is hereby authorized to employ an additional clerk, for Buch time as may ' be found neoes- Sec, 12. Each resident engineer, appointed under the provisions of thia act, shall reoeive an annual salary 01 twelve hundred dollars.' Each superintendent appointed under the pre rislons of thia act; ' shall reoeive an. annual salary of six hundred, and sixty.- dollar. The collectors of tolls, Appointed uuder the provi- ecutlon, and such other information in r'-9n to the public improvements as they hUy h.Jja needful, -to -the Oenesal Assembry.- They shall also report the rerenne derived fren t" cf the Fublio works by tons and 'othe , how the same are lerUd,i the manner c2 XLUr collection, together with an estlmata, Ifj t' s aary, of such appropriations as may 1 9 rr- Jr ed to reconstruct and keep ha reptirt'Js I . Works of the State. . The eekLJioard ef run lie Works shall also, in their, said An--1 Co- port, giv a list ef all SesWent rar)in4 As sistant. Xngineerv Cnlleetora of .To) Exsn intendenu of Repairs, Welghmasters, IV--y, Weighmastera, Inspectors, Loch- Tead;4 e Keeper and Clerks, who .may here tecj eaa-. ployed by Said board, daring the year r- 1 ing said Report,' together Wilh the a 1 4 salary, allowance or prqulaite.yKli teeh, whether sueh salary, allow an o and perquto- Itea are fixed by lswoTraliowed W"th board. or an Acting. Commissioner threofrx-'alo the amount paid and allowed for th.:r'owa Salaries and the contingent expenses' ef Mir - office.,-"--, . i ., Lv!1 ,-'! L i " See.' IS. " The term of offioe of all .pcrras now holding office under the pp5- .i'of the Board of Publie Workli or any Ae'-j Com missioner thereof, shall expire on the. fret Monday of April next; and all oCcers a, jolJt- ed under the provisions f ! act, nr-ti otherwise herein expressly provided, st,'Il t-e their offices commencing on Ithe tnt U'v.y of April nextj and in .teach, sneeeeCi? year thereafter, similar appointments shall beeaade fbv like tertnS'of eCo ---i & , See. IS. That the act entitfed the regulat!on of the Publie Works f the SUto of OhtBCgaEsa'ACTtl ll-'tSSX. fca J be examined' for the' purpose ' of; ascertaining jthe same. Is hereby r,-i ;T "Tt .-.v--the tree amount received; and if Said Auditor jSec 17." This aot shall take elSct aIVe te torce-fro and flel?i-tiui'3- : RICHARD C. PACCCr. I-v Speaker of the Hoasa ?;snti;lvea. r I U;lr 7 prMlJent - f thfl .J,. V March 24. 1860. a & ii.: 1 1 Hi Sj! L .t ; 'I, ii Hooroei Oo,' 3tj; 1 860' jit; i I hereby berlfy that tt fore jet? 3 hw tf baea . compared with , tSi - lar-i :-b, llshed by .authority audi tear! to t- rrr recC 'MARTIN li-'tO-j ; ; , :: :-V- . AufiitoV. J). A ..r