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Isher. '
iOPfAUoommunicatioRi on the business. PC the
fcog oM P postpa,iU.to sequre. attention.,
tTTO CIrtls, often or more, the paper.wtfi
M iiMi at a hbsTalreauction m price-.
brriciAL dibectoht. 1
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, j.Jftepresentativo n Congress, CUth DUtrictt.
' Hoiwyi B.' HoiTON,'of , Meijjs; county. '
''SeWatdr-Stftte' Legislatnre-CHo(ioT ' Q
WlkWvtH&i IArtwence county k;i;;r,ti u L.' J
Representative Awho Thojison. ..tXI:
bwniAW.co'onrriirnotMl .t...'?
-iuilg9.of ith.'Ciirt or,!pQinnion Fleas. Hofl.
fiMBoirMiiGalUpoUs.,.,, .j i.., .
Judge orProfcate OourXj-A.' IrrmU. '
t3lere of Ciismoh Pleas Oourt.i-RODNE Donr
ma. ..-tu.a !C: '(! iflfil i t t:!r
SheriH-rJosEM V. SiTn . -r
'Prosectftbg Attorney m Smt-sW.1 " ,' '
', tiounty Auditor-H. H.'6witiiOvr : ''
, ' County TreaSorer.-O. Braxoii. hmi .'
. v ..' County Reqrd.-S, p. Painr. ,' (,r' ..!
County Surveyor.JouM 0. Qoldih, qgetown
Beipio township. . ' ' ' '',' !
1 Oountj! Qbroner.t-MAj!. .CofcuiMi. .
... Ciunty .Commissioners. Wai-iAM Lrdlie,
iBalem: Miw GuiiRtK, rOtange;"-Tnos, Smitu,
U ' 'Suttortl (' ;'''' ' ,'" ''' i.'v ''
County Common Sohool ExBmlne'r.--RT.;!R.
' - ,.WLINS0S, GjpROR P,. GaoW, .Av.A.!:KE'f.'!
-" (tr OJtesiAmbs Dunhmn.Thomas Radford, A.
Mi Bartow. :r i r.r? In
Clerk. Hosmer Branch.
0'."( '
Treasurer. 0. Branch,' ei officio.
Justices of the; Peace. S. S. Paine, A. M
Sarlow. Eliiah Jones. , .. .
Constables. Randall Slivers, Oren Jones, J
' Assessor S. Bradbury. - i . o ;
fi. , H ... ' t.': , : i... .': ;
, "Mayor Randal Stivers.
Hecofder L: S. Nye. !
' ' Trnstees K. S, Horton, A. Mtirdock, II. B
Smithi Wm. H. Remiugtonj J. C. Cartwright.
. Treasurer 0. Branch, ex ofliicio. i
Marshal GayloTd Lyman.
Pomeroy-Geo. Lee. v 1 '
Miildleport D. Pangburn,,
Racine P. M. Petrel. ,
Letartsville Geo. L. Piper.
Chester Wm. Mitchell.
' . CIlVltc'lIES.'
Tresbyterian.-rr Rev. R. Wilkinson, Pastor.
Services every Sabbath morning,, 04 o'clock
Every Sabbath afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at the
new Brick School-house in Middleport.
Methodist Episcopal. Rev. S. C. Frampton,
Pastor. Services at Wesley Cliapel, Pomeroy,
and Heath Chapel, Sheffield, on alternate Sab
baths, at 0 1 o'clock, A. M., and 7 P M and at
the lower Church, Pomeroy, at 3 o'clock; P. M,
every Sabbath.
Protestant Episcopal No services at present.
, New Jerusalem No services
German Methodist Rev. J. Pfetzing, Pastor.
Services every Sabbath morning, at 0 o'clock.
German Lutliernn Rev. P. Heid, Pastor.
Services every Sabbath morning.
German Evangelical Presbyterian (on Linn
street). Rev. L. Theiss, Pastor. Services every
nbbnth morning, at 0 o'clock.
German Presbyterian (on Plum street); Rev.
Pastor. Services every Sabbath morn-
itg, atO o'clock,
Roman Catholic Revi John Albrinck, Priest.
Services every Sabbath morning.
Welsh Baptist Peter Lloyd, Pastor. Services
v,ery Sabbath, 10. o'clock, AM, and 6 P 111-
WelshJPresbyterinn (New School). Rev. John
H. Jones, Pastor. Services every Sabbath at 0
o'clock, A M, and 6 PM.
Welsh Presbyterian (Old School). John T.
Williams, Pastor. Services every Sabbath, at 0
o'clock AM, and 6PM.
5lAS0Rs.r-Poraeroy Lodge, No. 1G4. Stated
Meetings, the Monday evening on or before the
'ull moon In each month. Hnll in Edwards'
I uilding, Front st. M. Bosworth, W. M.j R. II.
liartlett, Sec'y.
I. 0. 0. F, Naomi Lodge, No. lit.' Meets
very Friday evening.- Hall in Crawford'sbuild
ng. R. H. Bartiett, N. G.; Samuel Lanham,
Sec'v. ';' " " ' 1
Mineral Lodge, No 242. 1 Meet every Tnes
ilay evening, in Stivtrs building, oomer of Front
and Court sts. Washington Stivers, N. G.; las.
t rosbie, R. S.
Virginia Encampment, No. 68, 1. 0. 0. F.
Meets in Stivers' building ,oa the 1st and 3d
Wednesday evenings in each month. C. A. Bar
low, C. P.; A. Thomson, Scribe.
Sow or Temmekancii. Welfare Division. No.
06. Meets every. Saturday evening. Hall in
Stivers' building. Geo. Minick, W. P.; A.
Thomson, R. S.
Salisbury Division, No. 292. Meets on Satur
day evenings, i Hall in Rice's building, Middle-
Z W- p ' R s-
Jew Lima Division No. 604. Meets every
Rk-Lrtday evening. Hall in H. Holt's reedbuild
nlh ?" Lima' w
I BOB.- IRV1N. ' . ., T. A. PLANTS,
1RVIN 4 PLANTS, Attorneys at LiWi Pome
tny.O. ... "QT2tf-
I R. 6. G. MENZ1S. O.Tice, Third-Street,
If between Walnut in 2 Vine, Cincinnati, 0
Pays tpeeial attention .to Dittoes of , Women.
,3,1863tf i . , j
. V ; ,--Wl--l'.B ANKERS. : .; -. .
1 ANIEL & -RATHBURN.j Bankers,! Frorit
J atreet, Pomeroy, 0. . jygOSm-
JEJ ford, Connecticut.., 0. BRANCH. Agent,
Court street, Pomeroy. ' '. ' . an 30
.Goods,- Groceries. Hardware, &c. .
in Dry
roilt ahd Cdurt streets. PomferoV.'
icuici ii i nimj emu
rTA. in Panttr.an.l
Staple Dry Goods; Groceries, Hardware,
Boots and Shoes, &c; - Front Btrott, three doors
belowi Court, TomeioyPt)y dec25. ,
) BRANCH & CO., Dealers in Dry Goods'
, Groceries, Hardware, Queensware, &c.'
1st side of Courtstreet, three doors above the
Firner of Front, Pomeroy, O.-- ' i . jan30
TWj COOPER It. CO.if Dealers in Dry
-'Coeds. Groceiiei. Hardwara. &o., Corner
iif Front, and First street, Middleport, opposite
L'oalport Salt uompanys Landing. August 8.
lUNCAN SLOAN, Dealer in Groceries,
' Clothing, Hats, Caps, Shoes, &c. Coal port
gnflirig. ' i :j ' September 18,-1866,
STIVERS, ManufacUrer of and, Deal-
er in every description of Clothing
irnet of Front and Court streets, Pomeroy, 0
bsst.woxkraen flanitantly employed, Cloths,
unere. and .Vestings kept always on hand
is and London Prtshions received monthly.
UAiutEL, , Cabinet-maker, and iJealer,
inalUndSof Furniture. Fronts!., above
ii, I'omeroy.u t ,, ,. , -, . .,. deeau.
I id. ' i
. it ..' Kfc
V i- V, Froi
' REBffA BROTJIER, ; Dealers inDrucs,
iteatejiioinep, auibj, Ji, pyestuirs,
rout Street, a few doors above Court,
eroy, Ohio. . den26V'
kAVl$ it MORTON, oh 8ugw Run, Pome-
foy,'Mrvfl thairiTianlng Macmue In good
r, and oort stan tooerat ion. Flooring, weath-
bRr4ing, 4e kept censtantly on hand, to fill
rs. - worn warranted to give sausiacuon.
$ tcr Annum
i r,
v .......
f l7, .
Sl-il' f-
. f.rtT '
jrS e6'RQE HOSSlCK.Baker andConlfectiofteiv
ITT rrOilt BUeet.n fewaoors aoovp vuv
. . x w J r f.iK
Ona- uoor pwow nom f ofOf'.T Iq."
SL. THRUSH, .Coppersmith,1 tei'wfoTne-
roy Salt Purnacet Prtnwroy, O. All Jfinds
f Coppeiovoik Jxu.Sait furnaces, &Teamnos,
etoir executed to order. , aeom
T7 E. HUMPHREY,' Btaksrriith,"Mulbejry-st.,
P i opposite' th Court-house, Fomeroy. -U
Job Work, of, all kind horsa-Rhoemgj oto.,.x
ecutad with neatness and dispatch. ,.vjan 3J ,
EORGB STIVER8, Blacksmith, Mberrjr-
kItpM. minosite Court-.huse. Keens con-
stnntivnn hnnd and for ,sale,"one, 'two, threi,:
and Tour-horse wagons. 1 Joli'Work of all kinfls
executed to order. ' " i:- ':'' ' 30 ':
-. ' ,
above rrti"
P, LYMAN, .Point
Court street; jf
i - - -
Binter and Gwiie
fourlii' i
dewt MfibOYC
PomriWir.O. . ", ' . -i. . .
T ! B. HAMPTON & CO. Saddle and Harness
O a JJlanufncturers, Front street, five uoors be
lrtw niiirt. Pbmerov. O. - ' :.
JAMES WRIGHT, Saddle and Harness Maker,
Shop, over Black and Rathburn'a storet In
Rutland, u.
rTl WHITESIDES, Manufacturer of Boots and
J. Shoes. Front street, under Telegraph prin
ting office. The best of work, for Ladies and
Gentlemen, made to order.
GEORGE McQUIGG, & CO., Tanners and
Curriers, Butternut street, (on Sugar Run)
Pomeroy, O. . ,,...!
TOON W. HARWOOD, Carriage maker, lower
f part of Middleport. O. Carriages, and Wag
ons of all kinds made to order or repaired on the
shortest notice. House painting, glazing, paper
hanging, &c, executed in i lie best style. el9,
H& P. CROSBIE, wagon-makers, Mulberry
street, Pomeroy, 0., over F. E. Humphrey's
shop. Having had long experience in the busi
ness, they are enabled to execute, in a neat and
substantial manner, all orders for wagons, bug
gies, carriages, &c, on short notice, and at reas
onable terms.
lUAI-rUKT SALT UUluf AI Y. uiiice in
J Cooper's Building, Coalnort, 0. Salt for
Country trade retail, Thirtv-Fivk and Fortv
Uents perbushel. June 5
U doors below
the Rolling Mill, Pomeroy,
Meigs county,
Ohio. M. A. WEBSTER, Pro
n37'65 pnbtef.
TIT J. PRALL, Manufacturer of Tinware, and
if Denier in every variety ot Stoves,
opposite the Court-house, Pomeroy.
For the Telegraph.
"What shall I wish for thee? that life
; MaV prove a Summer day? T
That pleasure's brightly colored wreath
1 May shine around thy way?
' That thou mayst smoothly glide along.
The soundless stream of time?
And moor thy barque, without a storm,
In that enchanting clime.
Oh No! as this were enly vain;
For all the past has shown,
That with the blossom?, must we reap
The tares that have been sown.
The brightest eye must shine throueh tears:
: The;fuirest, of the fair,
: Must feel at times the chilling blight,
The hand of pale despair, .
ButI would only ask for thee,
' A spirit, nerved for all
The sunshine', or the shade of life,"
That o'er thy path may fall.
That in thy heart, may sweetly bloom,
Clusters of graces rare;
And all, that beautifies the soul.
.'May richly blossom there,
And when thou shalthave grown less gay,
Less beautiful than now
That thou mayst wear above the clouds,
. A crown upon thy brow.'
V For the Telegraph. '
The Douslass Report Again.
But Senator Douglass not only makes
war upon the opin'ons of the framoreof our
Federal Constitution, in regard to the prop
er construction of that instrument, but com
ing down to a more modern date, he hurls
hitt juitttbemas at that "peculiar institution,"
ie "Mai?- kniigrant Aid Society."
Aithougi ft 15 'tf veil known' fact that this
society obtained & "cter. lrom an ad
ministration legislature and flat the plan
was fully completed upon Wijcb. it as or
ganized, without reference to the u?estiorl
Of 8laycry, that nmong its "stock holders'-
were prommenij, supporters oi, iue. presenij
administration, that no man is or was exclu
ded from it on account of his political opin
ions;' that it has: been conducted in strict ac
cordance with the laws of the States and of
tho U. S.tlio N, K. Bill not accepted yet
notwithstanding oil this, tho .Senator Tory
gravely oharges the society with' attempt
ing td"abolitionize Kansas."' '' ' '
The foundation1 of this charge is the fact
that thp socioty published, a pamphlet in
which they stated their belief that "the. ter
ritory selected as the j scene of. pperations,
would be filled with free mhitants.'1 And
what good reason is there for not filling it
with "free inhabitants?" i Is that thd class
of population that eurie a territory or State?
And) does th Senator., mean to insinuate
that slavery is better 1 for ' those territories
than free&om t ' Such at least is the fair in
ference from his own language, and such
we claim are his sentiments until the c6n-
trary is shown. 'Bit again ho tells us that
the proceeding of this society are in "per-
jircrsioa of tl)o plain" provisions pf Jan act'ofi
Congress"-r-the N. K. Bill. , To be sure ho
does not point out the article or section
9 I lul '
which has been violated; a he .wellkowsv
that Is hilpdssihlipi Wt;vith'a degre fdu
''pKbttyf ftft "whichheia notorioTis? lie prefers
asserting ftuvahsoltiWi Talsehboa; t givicg-a
plain afid trathfuVstaVenient of 'facts.''' Bit
'the honorable feeliatbi'iad an'c&focfin'Viefc
whea he Tjehtlcd Uat "Report. " Hb ' well
knew thai Kansas had' been invaded; itod
Ihe'inJialitants oyetjioVerdby arried bands
of MissqiirianBthaA iey. had bjeen drtven
from tfie polls -and, the' righf cf,;suffrage"
trampled undetf ' foot; : thaiiittrde ' and al
most every species of outrago .and violence
had been practice rjth impunity, and, th!t
the people wero becoming Moused in ir
rrard to the matter:' arid, were removina manv
o ' 7 . t" . ff
ofthe serft wiRjOioy bnji ftfcattW
unproutaWe, , something 'must Be done.
Hard-faced as he is he dare not deny these
facts; and the only hope left him was to at
tempt to shield those disgraces to mankind
the "Border Ruffians" by asserting that
their, nefarcous crimes wero caused by tho
peaceful and lawful efforts of the "Emigrant
Aid Society." Ilea him on p. 7. of his
"Report:" "When emigrants sent out by
the Mass. ' Emigrant Aid Co., &c, passed
through the State of Missouri tc, their lan-
euagio, and tho unmistakcable indications of
their determined hostility, to tho domestic
institutions (slavery) of that State, created
apprehensions that the object of the compa
ny was to aholitionize Kansas 5cc. Thcso
apprehensions increased and spread with
the progress of events, until they became
the settled convictions of the people of that
portion of the State most exposed to dan
ger by their proximity to the Kansas bor
der. The natural consequence was that
immediate steps were taken by the people of
the Western counties of Missouri to stimu
late, organize and carry into effect a sys
tem of emigration similar to that of the
Em. A. Co., for the avowed purpose of
counteracting tho effects, and protecting
themselves and their domestic institutions
from the consequences of that company's
operations." As a matter of course , the
Senator produced no evidence of the char
ges made in the above extract, against the
E. A. Co.; though perhaps in this he is ex
cusable, as such evidence is not in existence.
The assertion that the Ruffianism which
trampled down the rights of the citizens of
Kansas) is a system of emigration similar
to that of the 'M. A. Society," is simply
ridiculous; as every inteligcnt man knows it
to be utterly false. , Even from tho admis
sions of the Senator himself it is false; as he
informs us in the VRcport," that . for this
Company, "an act of incorporation was pro
cured from the Legislature of the State of
Mass;" while he does not even pretend that
the proceedings of the "Border Ruffians,"
was ever sanctioned by the Legislature of
any State or Territory in existence. But
says the Senator, "the violence of their lan
guage, and the unmistakeable indications of
their determined hostility to the domestic in
stitutions slavery of that State" (Missou
ri) done what? why it "oreated apprehen
sions that the object of the company, was to
aholitionize Kansas." But how did they
design accomplishing this "object." Here
again the'"Report" tells us that "through
the lallot-lox" they were "to gain control
over the 'Legislation of the Territory." So
then according to Senator Douglass, the
head and fornt" of the offences of this com
pany is that they designed to "abolitionize
Kansas',' fill it with "free inhabitants"
and "through the ballot-box" control "the
Legislation of the Territory." This is cer
tainly amosthenious crime, the perpetra
tors of which, ought speedily bo brought to
punishment. Just think of it fullow-citizcns,
freemen of tho North have cone to Kansas
and "through the ballot-box" attempted to
control "the Legislation of the Territory."
But worse than this; they wish to fill it with
"free inhabitants," or to use the Senator's
expression, "abolitionize Kansas;" and this
of all other crimes in tho calcndor he seems
to think the worst.
Tho idea of making Kansas free docs ap
pear rather absurd and f fanatical;" and
yet'vr? ink tlie honorable Senator ought not
to be too severe upon those1 who adopt it,
as they may be honest men in error think
our beloved 'Washington correct when in
writing to Robert Morris hb said:'"I can on
ly say that there is not a man living who
wishes more sincerely, than I do to see a
plan adopted for the abolition of it, (slavery)
but there is only one proper effectual modo
in which it can be accomplished, and that is
by leglstative authority', and ' this as far as
my suffrage will go shall never be wanting."
Or perhaps they believe Jefferson when he
says: that slavery is "tho most 1 unremitting
despotisms on ono part, and degrading sub
missions on the'other:".'or Franklin who
says, 'that slavery is an attrocious debase
ment of human nature." V. It may be that
some one of them have read tho ; "Madison
Papers, " where James Madison reports him
self as saying, in. Ahe Federal Convention,
that ''he thought it wrofijito admit into the
Constitution tho idea that thero could be
property in man' and from thjs might have
concluded that it .would .alio, be wrong to
au.mil me iaea iu wi xerruunua. (. ....
But seriously, a grosser perversion of con
'.; .TUESDAY;' MAY ' 13, 1850.
atitutionat)af iot freU'-kabwa facts-ila more
complete pottifoggjTjgr3ocument( was flev
X. issued frpn. the Senate of the U;S; 'since
ouriistoty-iwgun; tha is ihis.-.' 'Report" of
Stephen Arndd Douglass; , Jo; Li
! v . ..; - " ''if
- u vGcii.lJPierce
It Is often interestine to ransack old doc
uments, and revive, old memories; it caries
one bncVartd s'urroirhild i ihem With' ihn men
and ihlna4'ol OldeO tlrrfo, Triere 1 another'
effect this overhauling of old documents' has
It shows that in puUic-nien li is often times
exceedingly 4rrcoftveniom to be conslsient
Cunsjsfency i. however,1; l ppears to ho a. tO tB 1
stranger, r.o pertain me, o; , cerialn; party
we'eouid name, Ij's ih eJ lowing docu ment?
'will .anawVTb if!" ;n :w tkUlWk-
'rrnllileWoess a persona Jithart PreslSeni
Pierce and see if his political path has been
straight or devious. : just at present the aoc-
trine of "squatier sovereignty" is tho polar
star ol 1'emocracy, and the utter repudia
tion of tho good old Jeffjrsoninn Idea that
Congress hus the power to govern, the ter
ritories, the corner ston6 of democratic or
thodoxy:' suppose we commence back a few
Years and track Mr. Pierce io his present
position. ,. y
fie was, as Is well known to nil, a mem
ber of the Democratic party of New Hamp
shire, in fact, ho was tho Democratic party.
The New Hampshire Smto convention in
1847 adopted the following resolution:
Kezohed, That we declare It our solemn
conviction, as the Democratic party have
heretofore done, that hoither slavery nor
involuntary servitude should hereafter exist
in any lerrrtory which may be acquired by
or annexed to the United States; and that
we approve of the votes of our delegation
in Congress in favor of the Wllmot proviso.
John P. Hale wns then a Senator, and is
now. Hale maintains his ground on the
Wilmot Proviso, the Granite State Democ
racy don't. They have "progressed." -.
Again, in 1848 the New Hampshire Leg.
islature, then largely. Democratic, passed
the following resolution by a very large ma
Resolved, By the Senate and IIouso of
Representatives in Genoral Court convened.
That we are In favor of the passape of a
law by Congress forever prohibiting slavery
in iev Mexico and California, and in all
other territories now acquired, or hcreufior
to be acquired Oy the Uniteo States, In which
slavery does not exist at the time of such
acquisition.' ' . ' ,
In 1849 ti e same body passed the follow
ing resolutions: ',',','.
Itesolved, 1 hat, opposed to everv form
of oppression, the peoplo of New Hamp
shire have ever viewed with deep regret
the existence of slavery-in this Uriiinn; that
while they have steadfastly supported all
sections In their constitutional rights, they
have not only lamented its existence ns a
great sociai evil, but regarded it as fraught
with danger to the peace and welfare of the
Resolved, That while we respect ihe
rights of tho slaveholding as well as the free
portions of this Union while wo will not
consent that wrong be done to any member
of the glorious confederacy to which we be
long, we are firmly and unalterably opposed
to the extension of slavery ovor any portion
of American soil now Ireo. " :
Resolved, That in our opinion Congress
has the constitutional power to abolish the
slave trade, and slavery in the District of
Columbia, and that our Senators be instruc
ted and our Representatives requested to
nke all constitutional measures to accom
plish this object. '
During this time, be it remembered, Gen.
Pierce was wiih the. New Hampshire de
mocracy, and endorsed their acts. Ho was
then standing upon the same platform that
the Republican party now stands on: "No
more slave states,"
About tho date of these last resolutions a
new element of political action was ushered
into being lrom tho brains of General Cars.
We alludo to the Cass-Nicholson letter idea
of "squatter sovereignty." .. The New
Hampshire democracy had thoir own opin
ion of this doctrine there, at the record
The N. H. Patriot (Gen. Pierce's organ)
of July 26th, 1849, contained the following
articlo: , , .- .
"Tho Democracy of tho Nonn nevor did
endorse the doctrine, (of squatier sover
eignty) and they never will, The demos
racy of this State are unanimous in the opin
ion so far as we know, that Congress has
and should exercise the power, and exclude
slavery from California and New Mexico."
By ihe above extracts It will bo seen thai
Pierco's .friends now deny what the v then
affirmed, and affirm what they than denied.
Thoy treat the Wilmot Proviso as second
only in atrocity to an attempt to dtssolvo tho
Union, while they huj the "squatter sov
ereignty" doctrine to their hearts in very
love, adopting it into their political house
hold, and making it chief over all. Bel
mont Chronicle, ' '..,:
:A '-'Hit-' Ar MobmomsM. A fow days
since; Mr. Ball, of Ohio, introduced a reso
lution into the House at Washington, in
structing the Judiciary committee to exam
ine and report upon the expediency of a law
prohibiting persons already married,' from
marrying again, or cohabiting with any other
persons than their original lawful partner,
in any of tho territories of the United States.
This raised a - muss.1' Tho first . part could
be endured but (he last . clause was declared
by some of the ' members to be A direct in-
l lnge,nont upon their deereM personal rights.
Mr. Orf, of South Catollnti Objected to it, as
he said for the benefit of hit neighbor, Mr.
Bernhisel, delegate from Utah, who It said
to have a harem lull 1 or wives at home.
And so the- resolution went ovor, which Is
equivalent ' toll indefinite postponement:
Congress is u great insiiimion,i-wio Slate
ouriiaZ.';(-)l1 "
' rWafl ewion, ,ihe Philadelphia. Qu niter,
hat Recently purchased 3,000 acrqs of land
in Prince William, county, Vi for the pur
pose of supplying the Washington, marftci
with fruit. , ;,; ' -
'1 ii
. A Rii ,BoNE.-Ther wns quite a furiosi.
.y ai .ne American express oi.ice yesterday
a.aninl, 1 I, n'R..m. knot. V . . . ...L..L
rib pr lusk of some extinct upeclos of mon.
steri the "wise men"f assfcrnbled .could f-oi
tell, jthough the impression Beemed to be
that.it wai a rib, It was' curved pretty
much as an elephant's tiisk, but instead of
being round,' or ellipttbah' Wat quite sharp
on the upper edge,- swelling out. very large
in the middleKand again decreasing towards
the other side, whjch, howo.Yer. appeared to
be rsunder'lhan the upper ed'ee. It was
iwelveieet.dnd half long, and about two!
feet and a half or, throe fect,,round. India
napolis Journal
' The flerald of Freodom publishes a let
ter; from ort?B.laniorfjC.-Ji(.(,ThU lot-
(er was to a certain. Mtssourian whom he
told if they (he and his neighbors) camoup
to destroy his property ogam he would teach
them a lesson thoy would not soon forget.
Mi. Blamon is himself a Missourian, but
having suffered in the Invasions, and com
plaining of ii as abpve, being contrary 10 Maw
and order,' he was promptly removed from
his office by the P. M. General.
The Providence Journal says that a Mr.
Philip Egan Toothy, a , correspondent of ihe
New Orleans Crescent pleaded tho privilege
of the press to excellent advontaRe. Ho
was tokon prisonor at Santa Rosa bv the
Costa Ricans, and his punishmont commu
ted from death to imprisonment, on the
ground that he was a 'dead head.' '
A woman has been arrested In Syracuse.
New York, on complaint of her father-in-law,
whose daughter she had married a few
days before. She wore a complete suit of
man s opparel and had evidently got a wife
"under fulso pretences." Tho vounc bride
didn't seem to think that it mado nnv dif
ference, and clung to her female husband
with all a wife's affection. Tho justice com
mitiod the impostor to prison "for futher
examination tmt under what law she can
be punished we confess ourselves ignorant.
The Amoricnn Organ says: We are au
thorized 10 state that a letter has been re
ceived from Mr. Fillmore by a cenileman
in this city, in which he states that he had
not received tho official announcement of
his nomination; but declared himself at the
service of his friends. His formal occcd-
tance of tho nomination may therefore be
expected in the course of a few days.
A Galwa paper says thai since peace
has put an end to the call for soldiers, the
emigration from Ireland to America is be
ginning to grow as great as ever. Crowds
of these, self banishinc or "la exiled"
wanderers proceed byirain to Liverpool.
No. 111. AIM ACT, .
To punish the embezzlement and unlawful
use of Public Moneys.
Section ' . Be ii enacted by the General
Assembly of the Slate of Ohio, That if any
person who shall be entrusted with ihe cus
tody ot public moneys, whether for the
safe keeping or transmission of the same,
as officer, agent or servant of the State, or
of any county, township, city, incorporated
village or school district, shall convert to
hit own own use, or to the use of any cor
poration, company or copartnership, in
which ho may have any interest; or shall
make way with, or secrete such moneys, or
any pnrt thereof, or any security or evi
dence of debts, of which he shall have the
custody, supervision or control, as such offi
cer, agent or servant, he shall . for every
such act be deemed and adjudged guilty of
embezzling so much of such money, secu
rity or evidence of debt, as shn.l be so con
vened, made way with or secreted; and, lie
hall be punished thorofor in the same mam
nor and to ihe same extent, as i?, or shall
be prescribed by tbo law for the punishment
of feloniously stealing property of the same
value. '.
Section 2., If any such officer, agent or
servant, shall loan any moneys, securities
or other evidences of debt, in his custody,
or within his control, as such officer, agent,
or servant, ho shall, on conviction thereof,
be fined in a sum equal lo the sum of money,
or io the value of the security or other evi
dence of debt to loaned, which fine shall
enure to tho benefit, of the state, county,
township,, city, village or district, owning
tho money or security so loaned.;
Section 3. ; If any such officer, egont or
servant, shall deposit or place, or shall or
der or (knowingly) permit - to be deposited
or placju, or to remain placed or deposited,
any money, security or other, evidence ol
debt, belonging to the state or to any county,
township, city, incorporated villpse or school
district, in this state, and which shall be in
his possession or subject 10 his control, un
der any agreement or understanding, or with
any expectation on his part, that either he,
or any other porson or persons shall receive
therefor, any money or ' other Valuable
thing, b way of interest, bonus or gratuity,
such officer, agent or i servant shall, for ev
ery such offence, on conviction theieof, for
feit and yav fonthe use of the state, county,
township, city, Incorporated village ot school
d strict, to wham the money so deposited be
longed, a " sum equal to. Ihe amount so de
posited, . j .
Section 4. All prosocutions under this
act shall bo by Indictment, in the Court of
Common Pleas; and it shall be the duty of
the judge of said court to give this act spe
cially in charge lo' the grand jury.' '
Section 5. The "act io punish the Jcm-
bezzlement of public moneys and for other
purposes, passed March 2, 184G, shall be
and the same is hereby repealed. But all
suits pending and rights accrued under said
act are hereby saved. . i ...,'
; -TIiIb act shall take, effect from and after
the first day of Juno next. ''.'..
" jy. II. VAN VORHES, ' ' J
Speaker NeIIousa of Representatives.
A ' "Jcmocra't ricaU'lo.Scnato,
$1.50 iii Advance.
VOL: 8 NO. 15
J No. 113. . ' , AN ACT
; To Bmond ,, llppI.1me..arV W nn act en-
I . ' '
inled "an aci lo prevent the ndulteratfon
f Alcoholic Liquors," passed May 1.
. 1854. , ,,
SECtroN 1. Be it enacted by (he General
Assembly oj the Mate of Ohio. Thai section
four of the aci entitled "an net to prevent
the ndulicraunn ol alcoholic liquors. ' pass
ed May.l. 1854,, be and ihe sainn is hereby
amended so as io read ns follows: Section
4.' Said inspector shall keep an accurate
account of all liquors by him inspected, and
pluce his mark on ihe casks, barrels or bot-
lies, pure, if so found If noi. then, impure;
and when he shall find any sdulieraied liq
quors he shall give noiicp to ihe prosecuting
attorney of the county of the persons owning
add olTdring for , sale, nr .. offering for sale
such adclteroied liquors, wdo sha',t forth,
with institute proceedings against such
person as hereinafter provided; and if upon
said . trill, he, sho or they, shall be lound
guilty of a violation of any of the provis
ions ut this uet, fuiJ inspector fcliuli fuitli
with destroy such adulterated liquor. Suid
inspectors shall eacii be emiiled io demand
ami receive for inspucting tho first cask, bur
rel or buttle as uioresuid, tlio sfftn m two
dollurs, and fur every uddttional cusk, bar
rel or boitlu, the sum of iweiity-tivo cents,
and mileage at ihu rate ot liyu cents per
mile for the distanco lie may be compelled
to travel in the discharga ol his duty, from
the owner of tho liquor inspected, or from
the person offering to sell.
Section 2. That if any porson shall re
sist, abuse, impede, or obstruct, or attempt
to resist, abuse, impede, or obstruct, nny in
spector appointed undor tho provisions of the
act to which this is amendatory nr.d supple
mentary, in the discharge of his duty, every
person so offending, shall, on conviction
iheieof, bo fined in any Rum not exceeding
one hundred dollars nor less than ten dol
lars, and shall also bo imprisoned in the
jail of the county not more than thirty days
nor less than ten davs,
Section 3, That original section four of
the before recited act shall be and the same
is hereby repealed.
Speaker of the llnusft of Representatives.
President of the Senate.
April 10th, 18iG.
No. 120 AN ACT
In addition to the several nets in relation to
the courts of justice and tlicii powers and
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General
Assembly of tke.S'ate of Ohio, That the
courts ot common pleas shall have jurisdic
tion to enjoin the illegal assessment of taxes,
and the collection of taxes illegully nBses
sod, and of actions lo recover back the
amount of such taxes as may hv been or
shall hereafter be collected, without regard
to the amount thereof.
Section 2. Actions to enjoin the illegal
assessment of taxes shall bo brought against
the county auditor, and also against any
municipal corporation for whose use or ben
efit the assessment may be made; where
such assessment may not go on to the county
duplicate, the account shall be agains: the
corpoiation making tho same; actions to on-
join the collection of taxes shall be brought
against the olhcer having the collection
thereof; and actions to recover back such
taxes after the collection of the same against
ihe officer making the collections; or, in case
of his death, against his personal represen
tatives; and where the taxes are not collec
ted on the county duplicate, the corporation
making tho assessment shall also be :nnoe
defendant; but no recovery shall be had un
less the action be brought within ono year
after the taxes shall have been collected.
Section 3. When nn action shull be
brought to enjoin the collection of taxes, bond
shall bo given as in other cases; if the plain-
till shall admit a port ol the taxes to have
been legally assessed, he shall first pay or
tender the sum admitted to be legally due;
and the injunction shall be a sufficient iusii-
ficuilon of the officer having the collection
of such taxes for not collecting the samo.
Section 4. A petition in error, in the
nature of n bill of review, may on leave of
the supreme court or any judge thereof, be
filed in tho supremo court io reverse or
modify any decree in chancery that hereto
fore has been or that hereafter shall be ren
dered in any district couu in this State, in
which the title to real estate is in controver
sy, or the amount in controversy is not less
than five hundred dollars, and ihe proceed
ings upon said petition in error shall in all
respects be governed by the act of the gen
crnl assombly of the State of Ohio, passed
February 24, 1843, entitled an "act to dis
pense with the necessity of copting ihe pa
pers in bills of review find for other purpo
ses," and the act of March 18, 1851, enti
tled "an act to amend the act directing the
mode of proceeding In chancery;" provided,
however, that the provisions of this section
shall not extend to suits that shall have been
commenced r-inco the first day of July, A. D.
1803; and provided also, that said petition
in error shall be filed within three years
from ihe lime of the rendition of said de
cree to sought to be reversed or modified.
Section 6." Whenever, In the opinion of
any judge of the court ol common pleas tho
public Intetests than require ii, the snld
court shall appoint an assistant prosecuting
attorney to aiJ in the prosecution of such
offence as to tho court shall seem proper,
and tho county commissioners shall pay for
the services of such assistant prosecuting
attorney so rendered, such compensation as
to them shall seem just and proper, and shall
bo approved by the court.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
. THOS., Hi FORD, , ...
- President of the Senate, i
April 10, 18CC.
No. 148. AN ACT,
To amend an act passed February 20, 1856.
; entitled "an act to establish a code of clt
.' ' il proceduro," pissod March 11, J053. ' f
Section I. Be it enacted by the uenera.
: 1 . ; 5 ; , . FKONT STREET, v.- .) "I
Kates of Advertising, .
Onesqune (i3 lines or less) three weeks, tl 06
hvery subsequent insertion, '::! J
One square, three months, s : t : : !(
Due square Bix months, i : t : ' : i CO
One square, one year, : t: : : : ; i 8 00
One half column, on year,- :Vt '' : 20 00
Three-fourths pf a column, one year, . if (0
One column, one year, i : : : : : : JO CO
serlions marked on copy, will be continued
forbid and charged accordingly. . . .
0Job Printing, cf every descriptfon" !
executed with acciiracyaud neatness. , ,
Assembly of the Slate of Ohio, That sn-iioit
three hundred and thirteen ol' an del ntidi d,,
'nr. net to establish n code of civil proCfid--ure,"
passed March II, 1,353. a ninr-nded '
by said act pnssed February 20. 1856; betW
amended to read os follows: Section, 3 13wr
No psny shall be allowed to testily bv yir-,
iue of the provisions of suction three hun
dred n rid nn, where the adverse party is '
the executor or administrator of a decfrnsed '
person, or tho guardian of the child or chil- .
dren of a deceased person,' when the lacisin ;
bo proven transpired before the (Jeaih 'of
such deceased person, and are not testified
to by said child or children, except to testify
to t.he validity of books of account of not
mote than eighteen months standing. Thnj
deposition of a party shall noi be used in hi'
own behalf, unless the legal notice required
in the ensos where depositions are to be to-
ken, shall also specify thai the deposition to
be tnken is that of ihe party; Provided, that
if ihe deposition of a party be taken in any
pending suit, and such party shall die beforu
the trial thoreof it shall be lawful for the
opposite partv io testify as to all matters con
tained in an id deposition, if tho same be of
fered in evidence. ,
Sec. 2. This act shall be applicable to
all civil actions and proceedings now pend
ing and undecided, which have been com
menced since ihe taking effect of an act en-
tilled an act to establish a code of civil pro
cedure, passed March 11. 1853.
Sec 3. That nothing in Section 313 shall
be construed so as tn prevent a party testify
ing whon the adverse party is an administra
tor, executor, or. guardian, when the testi
mony of a person is taken by deposition or
otherwise who was a partner of the deceased
at the time the subject matter in controver
sy transpired, and was originally interested
Sec 4. That the act passed February 20,
1855, entitled "an a:t to amend an act enti
tled an net to establish a codo of civil pro
cedure," passed March 11, 1853, be, and
the same is hewby repealed.
Sec 5. This act to take effect and be in
force from and after its passage.
Speaker of the IIouso of Rppresentatives.
President pro torn ol the Senate.
April 11, 1856.
No. 149
Prescribing and
imiting the tatcs of taxa
Section 1 . Be it enacted by the General
Assembly of the Stale of Ohio, That tl ere
shall be levied on all property and credits
subject to taxation in the State, (txcept such
as existing laws provided for tnxing in a man
ner and at a rate therein prescribed,) as val
ued and entered on the grand levy for taxa
tion for the year eighteen hundred and fifty-'
six, lor tlio several purposes hereinalier
named, thn following rates of tax on each
dollar of such assessed value, to wit: For
the support of the State government, inclu
ding the ordinary expenses of the public be
nevolent institutions, prosecuting the work
on public buildings, and other expenses
chargeable on the general revenue, and al
so to pay deficiencies of former appropria
tions, one mill; for the sinking fund, seven
tenths of one mill. The county commis
sioners of any county shall not levy for any
one year, for all county purposes other than
for the payment of interest on the debts
which such county may owe, and such part
of the principal us may fall due within ihe
the then current, or the next succeeding
year for bridge, road or poor purposes on
each dollar of the assessed value of such
property and credits, n such county, not ex
ceeding five millions of dollars, not exceed-.'
ng one and one-half mills, and on each dol-
lar of such assessed value oyer five millions .
of dollars, not exceeding one and one-fourth
mills; and for county buildings, in any coun
ty, not excoeding one-fourth of one mill on
tho dollar for any one year. There shall .
not be leviod in any city or incorporated
village, for ull purposes other than iur tho
payment of interest on any debt or debts of
such city or village, or the payment of any
such debts or pari iheroof as may fall duo
during tho then current or the next succeed
ing year, more than five mills on the dollar ,
of the property of such city or village as
listed and valued for taxation. Piovided,
that tho aforesaid restriction shall not be con
strued to prevent the levying and collecting -of
local assessments to pay for such local ,
improvements ns affect particular parts only :
ol such city or village: Provided, that In
cities, which, by the lust federal census con
tained n population of not less than ono hun
dred thousand inhabitants the levy for a'.l ,
purposes may bo raised to a ratio not excec- .
ding six and one half mills on the dollar of
valuation. ( The township trustees shall in
no caso levy for township expenses more
thon one half of one mill on the dollar.
Sec. 2. The operation of ihe fifty-eighl '
section of the act ot May 4, 1853, to provide
for the ro-organizoiion supervision and main
tenance of common schools so far as it re
lates to the assessment and collection .of
tnxos for the purpose of furnishing and in-
creasing school libraries and rpparntus Is) "
hereby suspended for one year from end af
ter the passage of this act.
Sec. 3. All laws and parts of laws incon
sistent with the provisions of this act nre
hereby repealed. This act shall take effect '
on its passoge. '
. N. II. VAN VORHES, , . ;
Speaker of the Houm of Representatives, i,
,; President pro tern ol the Senate. ' ("
April 11. 1856. o ! 1
Secretary of State's Office,? ' '',
:" Columbus, April 14, 1856. f'
I horeby certify that the foregoing ams' '
are correctly copied from tbe ptiginal rolls ;
on file in this office. . ,.
JAMES II. BAKER, , . , ,
' Secretary of State. "
. ' Auditor's Office,', .' ? .
" 1 PoMSRoy, April 25,'1856.$ ' ; '
; I certify thai the foregoing laws' are cor
rectly copied from, the oriKinal espy fur
nubed 97 the Secretary ol Mate,
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