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8 ! MH h ' : 1 1 Pi & '$mh Icbspjifr potcb to $oIitis, arap art pomeslie fetus, fiteralure, 5lrls art Sciences, ikcafe, Sfjricultare, $ariicts, Hiramls. Ir L VOLUME XXIX .woodsfieid. mmum coum. orio, Tuesday, may 7 1872 NUMBER II crarsr-?sarexsBsnx3K3 uses -Jil THE SPIRIT OF DE3I0CRACV. Published Every Tuesday. H TKSMS OP SUBSCRIPTION: Tw dollars per anniJtfi,lii variably in advance "3 0 B t.R I N T I N O Bxtcoted with aeatness and dispatch at this Sot, and lit reasonable prices. - faCRMS OF advertising: issqaars, three weeks.... f2 50 b square, three months 6 CO sqnare, six months.... 10 CO We square, nine months 15 00 square, twelve months 18 00 Twe sqnares three weeks S 00 .Twe sqnares.three months 8 On Twe sqnares, six months 12 00 jwe squaies.nine months "IS 00 Twe sqnares, twelve months 18 00 vae-fenrth column, three months. . ... .15 00 .... Six months 25 00 " nine months 30 00 twelve months.... S5 CO Be-hlf column, three months 20 00 " ' ' , six months........ 30 00 0 nine months....... 35 00 " 1 twelve months...;. 40 00 Hs eelnmn, three months 30 00 .Vs'.'V " 8lx 1110,11118 45 00 ' ' ' , nine months 55 00 ' '. twelve months......... .75 00 (STrwelve lLoes, or lens, will be charged as one sanare. "r " . C3A11 legal advartlsements will be oharged y the line, and must be paid in advance of tmblloa'ion. ". . fT Notices of the appointment' ot Ad-) ( J" ministratoj's and Executor's; also JgJ CJT Attachment Notices and Road noli JT eesrtwo dollars and' fifty cents, InJ KaTadvanoe.sai OTAdveftising done at published rates tad payment required in advance, in all ksi. ' : ' " Professional Cards. J ,K, it ru , W IX MAJ1S, v. JaJTTORXEY, AT LiAV. cdsfteld, Monroe County, Ohio. Mar.k 12, 1871. is J AS. it; m o r R i s . '. Attorney at .Law," WOODSFIELD,, OHIO. IOOSs fourth building south of the JemrtBeiM.'; . - aeh211i. JASPR L.ISK, Attorney and , Counullur ( . Law, ' liATAMOttAS, WASHINGTON CO., O. All business entrusted to my oare will re ceive prompt attention. Claims promptly ollected. ' . ' Ju- 23,m6. c"t.".:Ae, J l.T. 8PBWCS, jtetarj Public. J ( Master Com'r. A5IOS & SPUIGOS, -Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, ai id Licensed Claim Agents, WOODSFIELD, OHIO. r Omci XJy stairs in tne old Bloomer Bttse. . ArU 3, 1865. . ;;- W 1 f.Iil AW WAI.TOW, fl. D., Physician and Surgeon, (Office ou Main street,) W O D 3 II E L D, OHIO. ' ' ' 0r. J WAT, " Physician and Surgeon, WOODSFIELD, OHIO. All eUs promptly attended to, during the Aaj er night. .-nfeb23.,9.-.f.:l J'OST.ER, 3VErfr-, f : Phytician and Surgeon. HAVING) permanently looated in Malaga, 0M tenders his professional services to the town and neighborhood, v .' ; ' -' Ofloe In room formerly ocoupied. by Dr Hodgia i ; " nov28m. ri HOTELS. DAI LEY'S C I T Y; II 0 T E L, ..... i. 'i:'." .... " li ' ' .. (Formerly Bprigg House,) .; . :"' ... : ' - - :.: WHEILINO, ..WEST TA. ' The nearest First Clas Hotel to Railroad . Depots and Steamboat Landing. w-.- ' :-- ' - - r;X'jriH DAILEY. Proprietor, ' ( cetS4T, : :i -ry JTA T I O XAL HOTEL, 'i'.' . f . . r- '". ' ' . '' i Alain," Street, Barnaville, Ohio. i 2 ... ' it. h; Frasler, : : : : : Proprietor. ' " . - : GUEST8.wtll And the best accommodation at this House.aud no pains will be spared to make them comfortable. Hacks leave the Hote! every morning for Woodsfleld. Carriages and drivers fumisbed travelers at all times. , "f ' Jep24t. ST AM M II 0 USE. 1IEXRY STA5IM, : : : Proprietor. Voter Street, betueen Monroe and Quiiuy, fiTtH l! J3 L I N O, W E S T V A , lull -t! ' : ., THIS iouse haa been recently rebu lt and furnished throughout, and the proprietor will spaw no pains to ike hto guests com fortable, His t'' will be supplied with the best tha mark i iSurds. . seplSr. A t B E R T II 0 U S E Main Street, BARNES VILLE, OHIO rPHIS large Hotel, located In the eenter of I town, is now open for the reception of quests. Three story brick.furnished through i with new furniture and carpet. Kooms large and comfortable. Accommodation first class and prices moderate. My old friends in Moo Coosti are invited to make this House their home when in narnesvwe. a nv AT Ol sepl2r. MARX ALBERT. : Administrator's Notice. NOTICE is hereby civeti that the underBijin Ved was- on the 10 th day of February 1873, appointed Administrator of the estate of Mo- feb3w. JAMES OKJ5T. Business Card s, A. C. ITiLLEn, Pre. F. Kohiii.tt., Vice Pres. Jeue. Williams, Valuer. rpiIE MONROE COUNTY BANK. Suecemr to AV.cn C. llillsr fc CV,) WOODSFIELD, OHIO. Loans Made and Negotiated. Exchange, Gold and Silver Coin lovght and sold. Interest paid on Special Deposits. Buy an'l sell Government and County Bonds, Make collections ou all points promptly. Banking Hours from S) a.m. to 3 p.m. feb28T. NEW TIN SHOP! JORDAN & IIOLLIDAY, THE undersigned have opened a first class Tin Shop in Woodsfleld.ene door below the Postoffice, Main street. They manufacture Tm, Copfj akd Shim Ikox .Ware. Sfetial attention paid to Roofing and ,' Sjwutinf, . , Keep constantly on hand eoalaud wood eook ing aad heating stoves.' Agents for the cele brated :ieorn stove for coal or wood. Orders from country stores promptly tiled jan9T. JORDAN k HOLLIDAY. FRITZ R K F JB WELSY DEPOT, WQQ OS FIELD, OHIO. Mr motto' is 41 ' FAIR DEALING, with ALL, I solioit a share of the public pat ronage., particular attention paid to tne re pairing of " Wmtchet, CI 9 ekt and J etc elry, Watehes, Clocks end Jewelry for sale on rea seuable terms. Work Wabbasted. ap231y. FRITZ REEF. MARBLE WORKS 2 NICHOLAS WA COIf IIEIM ' Is prepared to farnish MONUMENTS, TOMBSTONES, Head-stones, and all artioles usually maun- acta red in first class Marble establishments, at the lowest cash prices. Persons desiring to purchase will find it to their interest to call. Place of business two doors South of Postoffice, Main street, Woods- feM, Ohio. JanUr. : MEAT MARKET, ASTOOMT SCIIUJIACnER Respectfully informs the citizens of TT O O . D : 8 'F . I E h D , and vieinlty that he . keeps constantly on hand at his - -':;. '' .". MEAT STORK, ON MAIN STREET, Two deers North of Jtdkins' Drug Store, " Beef, Perk, Veal, Sausage. &c e sellaits the patronage of the public, as he will spare ne efforts to accommodate custom ers, aud hopes, by liberal dealing, to render satisfaction to all who may buy meats ai ois re. .. . O F A M E R S I I-wllpay the market price for cattle, hogs woi sheep suiUble far butchering. tWeTr. ABTUUfiX si;uu4iUiitt. Wholesale and Ketail Dealer in, Paints, Oils, White fe Red Lead, Glass, Feench and Amiricah Zinc, MINERAL PAINTS,ALL COLORS, Turpentine, Varnishes, Lime, Doors, Sash, Ao. scplJy X. 75 M mrt, WteUnf, w. V. J as, H; Lou, Bax,. T Coolst : Salesmau. Bookkeeper. I, O II & COO LEY. EUCCE3S0K8 TO LOR SON A CO. Produce omniissioa Merchants, No 207 Liberty street, 1'itisbHrgn. l'a. tTWe handle all kinds of Country Pro- dnoe, ad aiu at prompt and satisiactory sales. Correepoudence Jnviied,and consign ments tolioited. Rsfbbkiicss. Third National Bank and bu siness men generally. . apr2m3. . SMITHS. SINCLAIR & CO., John L. SnrrHJormerlv of LangUUns & Busti- field. lately ef Laughlin, fcmith & Co. Geo. A. Bmith, lately with Laughlin. Smith tCo. Josiah Sisclais, lately with R.E 8ellersi Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa. Wholesale Dealers in - . Drugs, Oils. Yarnisltes, ' PAINTS, DIE STUFFS, kc. No 37 Main street, Wheeling; West Va, All Onlcn jfireB prompt attention, Ooops wabbasted. . apr25v. It'll 0 t 1 V 1) fprora Lipjiinpott's Miigaziae. ARXOLD AT STILLWATER, SEPTEMBER 19, 1777. BT THOMAS DCNN KNQLISH. Alii you mistake me, comrades, to think that my heart is steel, Casod in a cold endurance, nor pleasure nor pain to foci; . Cold as I am iu my manner, yet over tlieso cheeks so seared Tear-drops havo fallen in torrent thrioo siaco my chin grew beard. Thrioo since my ohin was bearded 1 suffered tho tears to fall; Benedict Arnold, the traitor! he was the cause of them .ilL Onco, when he oarried Stillwater, prond of his valor, I cried; Then with my rage at his treason with pity '' when Andre died. Benedict Arnold, the traitor, sank deep in the pit of shame, Bartered for Tengeance his honor, blackened for profit his fame; Tot never a gallanter soldior, whatever his after crime Fought on the field of honor than ho in his early time. All! I remember Stillwater, as it were yester day: Then first I shouldered'a firelock, and set out the foemen to slay, Tho country was up all around us, racing and chasing Burgoyne, And I had gone out with my neighbors, Gates and his forcos to join. Marched we with Poor and with Learned.ready . nnd eager to tight; There stood the foemen before us, cannon and men on the height, Onward wo trod with no shouting, forbidden to fire till the word; As silent their long line of scarlet not one of them whispered or stirred. Suddenly then from among them smoko rose and spread on the breexe; Grapeshet flew over US sharply, cutting the limbs from the trees; But onward we pressed till the order of Cilley fell full on the ear; Then we leveled our pieces and fired them, and rushed up the slope with a heer. Fiercely we charged on thoir center, and beat buck the stout grenadiers, And wounded the brave Major Ackland, and grappled tho swart cannoniers; Five times we captured their cannons, and five times they took them again; But the sixth time we had them we kept them, and with them a share of their men. Our colonel who led us dismounted, high on a ctnnon he sprang Over the noise of our shouting dearly his joy ous words rang: "These are our own brazen beauties! Here to America's cause I dedicate each, and to freedom! foes to King George and his laws!" Worn as we were with the struggle, wounded and bleeding and sore, Some stood all pale and exhausted; some lay there stiff in their gore; And round through the mass went a murmur, that grew to a whispering clear, And then to reproaches outspoken "If General Arnold werehorel" For Gates, in his folly and envy, had given the chief no command, And far in the rear some had seen him horseless and moodily stand, Knitting his forehead iu anger, and gnawing .liis red lip in pain, . Fretting himself like a bloodhound held back from his prey by a chain. . Hark! at our right there is cheering! there is the ruffle of drums! Here is the well-known brown charger! Spnr- ring it madly he comes! Learned's brigade have espied him, rending the . air with a cheer: Woe to the terrified foemen.now that our leador is here! ........ . Piercing the tumult behind him, Armstrong is out on his track: Gates has dispatched his lieutenant to summon the fugitive back. Armstrong might summon tho tampetft, order the whirlwind to stay, Issue commands to the earthquake would they the mandate obey? Wounds, they were healed in a.ranmentjWei- . riness instantly gone: Forward he pointed his eab-r lei us, not ordered us on Down on the Hessians we thundered, he, like a madman, ahead; Vainly they strove to withstand ns raging, they sbivered and fled. On to their earthworks we drove them, shak- isg with ire aad dismay; There they made stand with a purpose to beat back the tide of the day; Onward we followed, theu faltered: deadly their balls whistled free. Where was our death-daricg leader? Arnold, our hope, where was he? Re? Be was everywhere riding! hither and thither his form, On the brown charger careeiing. showed us the path of the storm; Over the roar of the cannon, over the mus ketry's crash, Sounded his voice, while his iiber lit up the way with its flash. Throwing quick glances around him.reining a mo uent his teed 'Brooks! that redoubt!" was his order, "let the rest follow my lead!" Mark where the smoke-cloud is parting! see where their gun-barrels glance' 'Livingston, forward! On, Wesson! charge them! Let Morgan advance!" 'Forward!" he shouted, and spurring on through the sally-port then. Fell sword in Laud on the Hessians, closely behind him our men. Back shrank the foemen in terror, oft went their forecs pell-mell, Firing one Parthian volley: struck by it, Ar nold he fell. Ours was the day. Up we raised hiin; spurt ed the blood from his knee 1 'Take this cravat, boys.aud biud it I am not deal yet," said he. "What! did you follow me, Armstrong? Prar, do you thinlc it quite right, Leaving your duties out yonder to risk your dear self iu the C;ht?" 'General Gate3 sent his order " faltering the aide-de-camp spoke "You're to roturn, lest some rashness " Fiercely the speech Arnold broke; 'Rashness! why, yesr tell the Ganeral the rashness he dreaded is done! Tell him Ma kinsfolk are beaten! tell him the battle is won!" Oh that a soldier so glorious, ever v'ctorious in fight, Passed from a daylight of honor into the ter. rible night Fell as the mighty archangel, ere the earth glowed in space, fell Fell from the patriot's h?av 6n down to the loyalist's hell! Sheep aad Wocl. The high price of mutton has elicited universal comment, but the advance, prcseut and prospective in wool, has been taken as a matter of course; and yet the price paid for live sheep lias been nearly in ratio to the value of the fleece thej' carried. The present price of wool is in consequence of the dirninualion of flocks, on account of the depressed stale of the markets for tjie last few years. Last year wool ruled low, anil many that I he bottom had farmers fearin? dropped out of wool, diminished their flocks, or got rid of them altogether. Wool is jiow high, and the same class of men are now as anxious to again eu gage in this industry, as they were be fore t ) get out of it. There is no doubt but as a permanent slock, one year with another, in all localities favorable to their well being, that wool and mutton rnunt always be a proGtable one. They pay in the fleece ana carcass both, but to be successful in any industry, and es pecially that of Agriculture, one must not become disgusted because of occa sional depressions in the branch of bu siness chosen. Corn is low this season. .. It was so last. Two large crops have . filled the cribs of the country, but it would not for that reasou be policy fur the farmer raising corn, to neglect his coming crop. J Wheat is high,-., especially the prime grades of white wheat. It will go high er, and if the . fears of a light crop of Wiuter wheat this season should be fulfilled, prime grades of these flours would bo beyond the reach of the mass es. This would, however, be no reasou for them to enter upon the cultivation of white Winter wheat nor even Winter wheat at all, since its successful growth can only be accomplished in certain lo calities and under certain conditions. So with wool, where the facilities for Keeping sneep are good, ana grasses suitable to them are found, there is no stock that will pay better, ono year with another ; but to be successful in this as in any other branch of Agriculture, one must not change with every fluctuation in the market. We hear of offerings for the clip at the shearing yards at the West at 75c. In New York mixed fleeces are quoted at 78c. At the great quar terly sales of colonial wool in Lbudon no decline was experienced worthy f note, and the market was firm. This season's clip in the United States trill not be large, and as high as wool now is, we think there is a bright future for those who have healthy flocks to. pbear. Conuudrum. Why 5s a crusty old maid of Cfty like a most beautiful, most accomplished, most elegant, and most admired young lady? Because Bhe'g matchless. What is the difference between a pop ular spring dish and a man with the ague ? Ono is baked shad, and the other shaked bad. What Scripture character would you mention ia ordering away an untruthful person? Goliau (Go liar. ) What is that which flie3 high,flies low, has no feet and yet wears shoes ?. Bast. A New Yorker offers $50 to ba cured of shyness The richest sugar planter in Cuba is said to be Barrds, who has six factories ami an income of 81,000,000 per aunum. Another planter, Poey, has a plantation, called Los Scsinss, two leagues from Ha vana, wi'h 700 slaves. A young man asked a young lady her age, and she replied: "6 times 7, and 7 times 3 added to my ago will exceed 6 times 9 and 4. as double my age exceeds 20." The young man said he thought she looked much older. Norristown Herald Washington gossip says that General Giant will nut go to Long Branch this summer, most, of the family being en gaged, in playing prince in Europe. He purposes spending the summer in Mr. Lincoln's favorite retreat, the Soldiers' Home, near t he Capital. Mrs. Roberts went from Massachu setts, twelve years auo, to Mobilc,where her husband died. He, like herself, was white, but, Mrs. Roberts has since mar ried and buried four husbands.all black ; wearing raonrning husbands, as it were in honor of the lato Mr. Roberts. What is the use in puzzling one's brain over the hocus pocus of spirits when the ways of flesh and blood arc also past finding out. A young man "way down in Maine" ties himself up so effectually that even the Davenport brothers are out done. A policeman from the audience handcuffed our wonder behind his back and the key of the handcuffs was tied to a string and thrown over a gas fixture in the hall. The handcuffs were unlocked in the darkness, the key being left undis turbed. A member of the "White House body-guard" said to the Washington coirespondent of the Chicago Tribune the other day : "Do you "know that Grant has really deliberated the possi bility of declining the nomination at Philadelphia? It would be just like bim, you know; for he is governed very much more by his dislikes than his am bition, and he now sees that this Cin cinnati break is a formidable affair, which takes witk it the whole momen tum and enginery of the Republican party, except the conntj' printing and office-holders.".: To AuCmrEzo Co untie? ta R:sill KailiontfM, stud to Lean- and Cperatc the Same. Section 1. lie it enacted by the Gene ral Assembly of the Stale of Ohio, That it shall be lawful for any county to con struct a lailroad, and to borrow a fund tor that purpose, a sum not exceeding live per cent of the assessed valuation there last made of the real and personal property iu such county, a.s two-thirds of the electors of such county voting at a meeting called for that purpose shall determine; provided that the total amciiiLt of outstanding indebtedness in curred for r.r.y and in a!l railroads shall not exceed live, per cent of the assessed valuation of such county at any one time; provided, Itist the amount, exclu sive of interest.which shall have become due and collectible in any one year,shall not exceed one per cent of the assessed valuation of such' county. Section 2. JC shall be the duty of the commissioners of any county to call a meeting'of the electors of such county, whenever a written request to do so shall be made by one hundred tax pay ing electors of such county ; and the f.sn'. Commissioners shall give thirty days' notice to the qualified electors thereof,by publication in a newspaper cf geueral circulation in said couiitv.requiring said electors to vote for or against the con- J struction of the proposed road and of the time of said vote. And the opiniou of said electors snail be expressed on tneir oaiiots, uaiiroaa les, or "Railroad No;" which ballots shall be counted and returned by the judges and clerks of elections as in other cases ;pro- vided, that such request and notice shall specify the termini of the proposed road, the amount to be appropriated toward its construction, the conditions, rate of interest, time of payment, and manner of executing the bonds, and other par ticulars m regard to such appropriation not otherwise provided herein. Said commissioners, upon proper request as aforesaid, arc hereby authorized and re quired to call a special election for the purpose aforesaid, by giving the notice required hereby ; pfovided,lhat no coun ty, under the provisions of this act.shall hold more than" oue special election iu one year. A copy of the request and a'so of the notice required by the pro visions of. this section, shall bs entered at large upon the records of such coun ty together with a statement of the re suit, and other essential particulars, and a certified copy of such record shall bo iu all the courts and places prima facie evidence of the facts therein set forth: Section 3. Any county which may avail itself of the benefit of this act as provided herein, shall, within sixty days alter the question of constructing any road is determined by a vote of the elec tors of such county, as provided in sec tion two of this act, issue its coupon bonds for the amcmit so determined to be expended, which bonds shall be in sums of not less than fifty dollars each, and not more than one thousand dollars each, and shall be payable at anytime as determined upon by the electors of such county, not exceeding twenty years from tho date thereof ; such bond shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding eight (8) per cent per annum, and shall hare at tached thereto the usual and necessary interest coupons, corresponding in date and numbers with the bonds to which they are attached, which shall be signed by written signature of the auditor. Such bonds 6hall be signed by said coun ty commissioners under the seal of said county, and attested by the auditor of said eounty. The bonds, and the cou pons attached thereto, shall be payable either, at the office of the treasurer of said county or in the city of New York, &9 shall be determined by the vote of said electors. .,ti. ..... . , Section 4. Whenever any such bonds, as provided by the provisions of this act, shall have been issued as therein speci fied, the same shall be delivered by said commissioners to the treasurer of state, who shall give a receipt thorefer, and hold the same as trus'tees for the county issuing the same, and to be disposed of by said ' treasurer in discharge of his trust, as hereinafter provided. Section 5. Upon receipt of any such bonds from any county in aid of any railroad, the treasurer of state shall im mediately register or record the same iu a book, or books, to he kept by him for that purpose in his office, which records shall show the amount, date and number of each bond, the rate of iuterest which it bears, by what countv is3ned, to con struct what railroad such bonds are is sued, and tho time when payable, which record shall be open for tho inspection . of any citizen in this state, or other in terested parties. Such bonds shall be safely kept by said treasurer for the ben efit of the parties interested, and be dis posed of by him m the following man ner, that is to say : Whenever the coun- tj' commissioners shall present an order for said bonds, or any part thereof, to said treasurer, accompanied with a cer tificate that th s road to construct which said bonds were issued, has been in all respects completed according to the terms of this net, said treasurer shall deliver said bond?,or such number there of as may be demanded,to said commis sioncrs or to the parties designated in their writteu order. The treasurer shall endorse upon each of P,id bonds the date of each delivery and to whom they were delivered, and shall notify the au ditor of the county issuing the same of tho date of each delivery. And in case any bond so delivered to said treasurer by any county shall not, within three years from the time wncn the same. was received by him.be demanded in compli ance with the terms of this act, the same shall be cancelled by said treasurer and returned to tho auditor of the county issuing the samo. Section C. In case any county shall avail itself of the benefits cf this act by the issue of bonds or other evidence of indebtedness ps by this act provided, said couuty shall each year by its Jprop er authorities, after receiving the notice as herein provided from tho state treasu ry of the delivery of its bonds so long as such bonds or other evidences of debt remain unpaid, levy, assess and col lect upon the taxable property of such county a sufficient sura of money to pay all bonds or iuterest thereon, as cither the bonds or interest upon the same shall become due, And tho full faith and credit of any county so issuiuganvj .such bonds or other evidence of debt, is ' hereby pledged for the full payment of both the principal nnd interest thereof, and tne same are hereby made a legal and valid charge upon the taxable prop erty of the county issuing the same. Section 7. If two-thirds of the votes cast at such election shall be in favor of constructing said road, the county com mifcsioners shall, within thirty days, pro ceed to advertise for not less than thirty days nor more than sixty d:iy3 in one or more newspapers of general circulation in said county, that proposals will be re ceived for the construction of said road accordiui to the terms of this act: and they shall enter into contract with tl lowest responsible bidder for the whole of said loed, or; with the parly that will agree to build the greatest number of miles of road for the sum appropriated, upon bonds being given to the county with security to be approved by said commissioners that said road shall be constructed according te said contract. Section 8. Whenever in the Construc tion of a railway under the provisions ol this act as herein provided it shall le necessary to appropriate laud for the foundaiion of the abutments or piers of any biide across any stream within this state, or ior any other purpose,or to ap propriate any lights or franchises, pro coedings shall be commenced by said county commissioners and conducted in accordance with the act entitled "an act to provide for the compensation to the owners of private property appropriated for the use of corporations,'" passed April 5, lS72,and the acts supplementary thereto, except that the verdict of the jury and the judgment of the court shall be so varied as. to suit the case. Section 9. The county commissioners shall have the right to receive donations iu lands or mouey, bonds and other per sonal property and dispose of the same in aid of said road, and to acquire, hold and possess all the necessary real and personal property and franchise in this stale. Section 10. Said county iommission ers shall have the power and are hereby authorized to lease said road, construct ed under the provisions of this act, be fore or after its completion.for a term of years with the full power to use and op erate 1.he same to such person or com pany as will furnish security approved by said commissioners ; or to sell the same for such compensation and upon such terms as may be agreed upon by said commissioners and lesse, or pur chaser; provided, that no such contract of lease or sale shall be valid until the same is ratified by a majority of the electors of such county voting at an election called for that purpose. Section 11. Said county coosmission er shall have power to takesuch secu rity from any officer, agent or contractor chosen, appointed or employed by t!iem, as they shall deem advisabls They shall not become surety for any such officer, agent or contractor, or be inter ested directly or indirectly in any con tract covering said railway. They shall be responsible only for their own acts. Section 12. The provisions of this act are hereby so extended as to author ize cities and townships to vote for the construction of a railroad,and to borrow a fund therefor, to, the extent, In the manner and subject to the conditions and provisions of this act in relation to countie?, and it shall be the duty of the trustees of any township and the mayor of any city or incorporated village, to call a meeting of the electors of such township, incorporated village or city,as provided in section two ai this act for counties. The bonds contemplated in this act, if issued by a city or incorpo rated village, shall bo executed by the mayor and clerk or recorder thereof as the ease may be; and if issued by a township they shall be executed by the trustees thereof; and if any city, incor porated village or township issuing such bonds shall have a seal the same shall be impressed upon each of said bonds as provided for counties in section three of this act; The bonds, alter execution, shall be placed in the hands of the state treasurer as in the case of county bonds and subject to the same provisions, ex cept as hereinafter stated.whereupon the trustees of such township or the mayor of such city or incorporated village, with the advice and concurrence of the coun cil of such city, shalL proceed to con tract for the road in question with the same powers and governed by the same provisions as in the case of county com mispioners under this act. The state treasurer shall deliver the bonds of such city, Incorporated village or township on tho written order of the trustees or the mnyoc of the same, accompanied by a certificate from the commissioners of said county that the road in question has been completed and leased according to the terms of this act; provided, thai in case of cities one terminus of said road shall be located Jieyond the limits of said corporation,' if so determined by a majority of the voters of the elec tors of said city, incorporated village, and provided that the aggregate of the indebtedness of any city, or township in cur red for railroad purposes under this act shall not exceed five per cent of the taxable value of the sumo, including any appropriation which the county in which s:iid city or township is situated shall make. Section 13. In case any city, incorpo rated village or township issuing bonds as heretofore provided in thi act shall fail to pay the bonds or interest coupons. or to deposit with the treasurer of the county in which such township, incorpo rated village or city i situated a sulll cient sum of money to pay the bonds or the coupons which it may have issued as aforesaid, which may be then due as by the terms of said bonds or coupons, the county treasurer of such county shall certify the same to the clerk of the board of commissioners of said countv stating the amount so due and unpaid by such township or city or incorporated village, whereupon the board of commis sioners of saij county shall cause the same to be assessed,levied and collected from such township or city or incorpo rated village, with other dty or incorpo rated villajic taxes, aad in like manner addinir to the amount thereof interest at tho rate specified in said bond for one yer.r, ami the same shall be paid to the county treasurer, who shall upon receipt of sai-1, money pay to tho holders of such bonds the principal or interest fpr which such money may have been col-iv-cted. vkh llju interest tlieruoM, and i cancel and rit.-ra suili bond or coupons i to tho townsiiip or city or incorporated I village to which the saine may belong Section 14. This .net shall take effect on and after its passage. : Visit lo u Female Seminary. - i A punning correspondent of , the New York Suu recently visited a female sem inary, and here is his account of it : . The boas scliocl master showed me round, nnd tlie sweetest Jot 'of lasses I ever saw wcr those lasses ;They beat lasses candy. ,, It was lik looking at a great big patch of ripe strawberries, all of 'cm sweet, iut here and there one of em a blue- Wigger than the rest, and somehow Hiked the bifgost ohm best I told the boss that I didn't think tins could be a good school Says he: "WhyT" , Said I :. "There arc too many misses here for correct lessons." Then he called up a lovelv girl in green merino, with a yellow silk string round her neck, and she stepped up to a nice clean blackboard and took a pieee of chalk and daubed it all up. Then the boss exclaimed: "What do vou think of that?" I toid him that any fool could mke white marks ou to a blackboard with a piece of chalk. "Give her a piece of charcoal," says I, "and if she' makes them white marks with that, then she will be smart." Then he said it was fiom memory. "No !'' said I, "you don't say that is from memory; what in thunder is the thiug anyhow ?" It looked like a Spec imen of kalso mining. "Why," 6aid he, "that is the map of Asia." "Drawn by a minor," said I ; "that makes it Asia Minor." Then he asked me what I took it for and I told him I took it for a skating pond. That ended the geography x excises, and we went to mathematics. The boss told me to give 'em a prob lem to solve. I did, and I don't think they have solved it yet. I got up and I 8 aid : "My dear young ladies, I propose to you the following problem, aud I'll give you ten minutes to stick your fingers in your ears, and rock to and fro to solve it: If it takes one handled year3 for a hard-shsll clam to hop one mile on one foot, avoirdupois measure, how long will it take a loeVruotive going forty miles an hoar to reach its destination, apothecaries' weight ?" ' " They couldn't ene of 'em do it. wanted to know how old the clan another where the destination ; in they wanted me to do the sum lor and I got disgusted and left One was, fact, em, The Language or the Law. . Soma idtft of the tautolocT of the legal formulae, mav be eat.nerairorrj the following specimen, wherein, if a man wishes to give another an orange. instead or saying "1 give you that or ange," he must set forth his will and deed thus: "I give you all and singular, my estate and interest, rigfit, Utl and claim, nd advantage of and in that orange, with all its rind, skin, jnice, pulp and pips, and all rights and advantage therein, with full power to bite such, or otherwise eat the same orange, or' give the same away, with or without its rind, skin, juice, pulp and pips, anything heretofore or hereinafter, or in any oth er deed, or deeds, instrument or, instru ments, f what kind or nature, soever, to the contrary in anywise notwithstan ding." . ' ' - : ,1 Troublesome Listener riled. An old French officer was relating the story of the. battle .of- Coulmeieres, ., in the regimental mess, one eyening, when he was constantly interrupted by a for ward, presuming youg lieutenant, who bad got his epaulettes no one knew how 1 he Prussian batteries -were here, such a brigade there, with the cjvalry ia the woods in the rear," said the old soldier, and the impertinent young one chimed in, "Yes, yes ; that's "right !" at ' every word. This exasperated the narrator. He had just reached the critical moment when there was a gtnra4 action along the whole line. His , regiment was or dered to the front; it charged. "Mon sieur," politely continued the superior, turning to his troublesome hearer, "it was there that I was killed ; please con tinue the story." Americans who may have invest ed in Turkish bank notes, which are worth about nineteen cents on the dol lar, and which have been declining ev ery month for a year, will be glad to knsw that the Sultan intends to.mske them worth their face. He is to issue a proclamation stating that any Turk who refuses to take a Turkish dollar for less than one hundred cents shall be and will be a dead .Turk just as quick as a court can convict him. The Sul tan doesn't pretend to have BoutweU's deep learning on the subject of finance, but he thinks he can put a bank note, up to par about as quick s& any raan in tho world. . If yon conld take away every other oroof of the existence of a God if you could blot out the universe with all its glorious elements of harmony, order and wonder yet, looking into the deep soul of man, and beholding there u sense of sin a feeling of obligation,' of duty, of responsibility you would be compelled to say, this soul of man proves the existence of a moral, intell igent source, over and above the mate rial world. It is a well-known psychological. fact that the conscience of children is form ed by the influences tint surround them, and thai their notions of good and evil arc the rcsi.lt of the- moral atmosphere they breathe. Subtract from a great man all that he owas to opportunity 'all 'that he owes to chance, all that he" has gained by the wisdom of bis lriends and the folly "of his enemies, iiud the giant will often be left a pigmy. . My friend, don't you know that it is very daugerous to take a nap while the train is in motion?' . 'Why so exclaim ed the astouished individual, , waking up 'Why , so?' . 'Because this train runs over sleepers. ' ,' .' . iiil-r TOU OF FLESH. Ocath lij IncUea tl llie Lafgesi ViuitiUM iu fiiu Wordl.v,: Aj . ," '. ' t1& Ttom tho St Louii, Times', April 17.., V O.i Monday : evening. Mrs Amelia I'.r.ioks, Hgbd liiV one years, died at hej1 residence in the aFIey bounded by Tweri ty third ami Wash streets 'and-; Franklin avenue; 'IrsBrQojy Fhoie ' frame was but little more than medium sized, hufUatxu mulated-Ush. until she weilied., between nine hundred and a thousand popnd' Until rve'fy. rCceutrywigheliid b ?on employed as nurse in the farai'y ot a hrrrticr rrrrOtivp street: but an irrtsist--ible tendency to plethora curtailed hef" sphtre of usefulness, acd she' was ac cordingly retired by the barber and tin other ji.nrse of lesspronounded individ uality engaged in her'plaee. '"' Rather than see Mrs. Brooks thrown upon the cold charities of the world,' the barber gave her some money, and in terested himself iu procuring light sow ing for her. With the proceeds ' of hef work, and the kindly aid of some' Sis ters of Mercy, she livod very comforta bly, though the limited construction of the portals and her superabundance of adipose matter confined her to her roonf and to . devotional, and religious ,cxet- cise's . exclusively. For' the,- last, fetv weeks she has been confined to' het couch"; a massive piece of architectural upholstery,-and on Monday morning" though to all appearances in perfect health, manifested signs of approaching dissolution. At one o'clock the whole of the left side had succumbed , to thB power that reduces "dust t dnsi and ashes to ashes." - At 2 o'cloch she be came cognizant of the necessity of art exertion, but death had gairied loo firm a hold to be shaken off- At 3 d'elock she roused herself, but the blae'k shad,' ow had extended over: her back, .anci wa3-gradually approaching her vitiil parts. At4:o'eiock the struggle; waa terrible, and the returna trerc nearly (. all in, with only two legs' Had. an arm to, hear from. Frorh- thi3 lime until 9 o'clock in the evening the. issue '. was certain, and at 9 the soul abandoned its4 earthly tenement forever. , - There was some little difficulty expe rienced in plating the body in ita. "nar row final resting place." As no coffin cotild be found large enough, a box wasi built six feet long, twenty-eight inches brosd-and twenty eight inches in depth Even tkia was not sufCftiently wide, and it was necessary to compress the form nine inches, but a? that was , the . wjdest box that could te got into the room without tearing out the front .of the houe it was thought more charitably to reduce the clay than to injure - he premises. Her dimensions were five feet ten ifitl.es in height, twenty-eight inches across the shoulders and thirtyr seven inches across the hips. Her arms were thirty iochea in circumference, anil htr thighs sixteea inches in diameteri W lett obe turcr I3e arrayed -fit inra vestments it was. found impossible for? seven men to lift her." Finally the box . was tilted on one side, and. she wa? roll-' ed in while the priests chanted the sef, vie of the dead. She, waa then placed in a large wagon, which pfoceeaed t Ca'vary Cemetery".. vTue wagotai wal backed up to the grave, and eight 'fiaen and six rollers combined their exertions to lower her into her narrow bed.' .'Th earth was thrown up around her, and cr neat tomb stone erected;"" '' ' l ' y; . . m ' " Advice Gratis. J tj-r- ' y'i;rftJ From the New York, CommerciaLl-- Opiuhi caters ar& getting to, ,pe troub lesome" to apothecaries. We published statistics a few days ago, showing lhaf on an average every - drug-store in 'th city had thite such customers. -. A- pii cnliar . case, has -just, transpired. -The' bepiae is a single , lady of an exceed ingly "uncertain aje." She Bays she is cervous and has bad dreams, and noth ing but morphine will relieve: her; She? wore out the patience, of fiTt different druggists, 6ince the 6nfaII quantity ;the allowed her each lime obliged .her to call often. For the "last fortnight she has been pestering her. sixth ATictimy- Day befote yesterday she preferred het usual request, and his good nature broke down. "' ' ' ; "Can't let you have ny r s was tm? curt reply. - ' ;' , .. i ' Y "Why not?'' she aaked, with, feigned surprise. -... . : "No matter why; I won't." , "But, doctor, what else can I d for my poor nerves in such a state?" - - ' "' Get married," was the , cruoL rejoin der; and the opium-eater vanished ;. . ' Mr. Spiirgeon is of the opinion that when people.particularly preachers have nothing important to -say,-ithey take a long time about it, but when they hare something worth telling they "out with it' at once." It was Dr Chalmers, who, on being asked totv long it took to make a sermon, replied: "That depends upon how long-yoa want it If your sermon is to be half an hour long, it will take you thre days. If it is to be three quarters of an hour, it may take you . two days,-, or perhaps only one ; but if you are going to preach for an hour, why there ' Is not much occasion (o think a grc&X dfirsf about it. It may be done in an hour"." .rTho War Department published, in form of a general erdcrv the ree'ent decision of the Supreme Court of th United States in riie case of the United States, plaintiff" in error, vs. Abijah Tarblf, from the Supremo Court of the Slate of Wisconrin, denying the juris diction of State courts to isswe a writ f finocas corpus for the discharge' Of person held under the authority, or, claim or color of the authority of the United ' States,, by, "an officer of that Government,-, wheu that fact appears trp oe application lor the writ; of tcoA tin i;e i rocctdiiigs umb r the writ, when ihsucd, after in form at ion in this1 respect has l een sjiten in the return of the .vrit by the oUiccr having the custody, of. the ptisoijcr. . .,.; ' ,( ,.. The youiig ladies ?u a female school ::t Versailles, th other day, lied. a dox-. on or more oyster eivrfl to the tail of a , helpless cow, which had trespassed on their croquet field, and thrtr smarted the frighted animal on a fuU run through. . the town,. , . - A good man is an .illustrated Bible, as- . . - - - : i , 'Wil l itwcr. , . , ft1 tl) ' I'M m I I tl it ! X 1 t ,7 'UJ'"