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vk. Al .4sv 1 ;T. A. PLANTS, Editor. Independent in All Things-Neutral in Nothing." T. A. PLANTS; v , A. E. MCLAUGHLIN j JOlOm. VOLUME III, POMEROY, MEIGS COUNTY,, OHIO, TUESDAY, MAY 8, 186a NUMBER 18 : LAWS OF Oil 10. ?. PUBUSHE3 Bf AUrHd.UT. '. No. 89. AN ACT To re-enact sections sixty-eight and fifty one of an act entitled "An Act to pro vide for the Organization of Cities and Incorporated - Villages," passed May 3. 1852. . Whereas, The constitution, of this ' state provides that the general assembly may establish other courts than those "named in the constitution itself, when ever two-thirds of the members elei ted - to each house shall concur therein. And H'hereas,. the supreme court has decided 'that the sixty -eighth and fifty-first ec- - Hions of the act to provide for the organ ization of cities and incorporated vil lages, which define the civil and crinii- "nal.jumdiction of mayors of cities of the Sfecond,. class, iswithin the purview, of the constitutional provision referred to; and whereas, said act was not passed by vote of two-thirds of the members 'elected to each house of the sembly; therefore, general as- .V SECTION 1; Be it enacted by the Gen jeral Assembly of the State of Ohio, That said section sixty-eight of said act us amended by the third section of an act " supplementary, to said act'passed April .;0, 185b, be and the same is -hereby re enacted as follows: Section 68. The city council of cities of the" second class shall have power to provide by ordinance for T the'summonirig' and empa nneling df'ju ties by the mayor of such cities, and such jury shall have the qualifications of ju rors in the Court of Common Pleas. Ju rors and witnesses in all prosecutions be fore the mayor for violations of the city ordinances, shall receive the same fees "that are allowed by law in civil actions before j ustices of the' peace; the fees of the mayor , and marshal in such cases shall be provided for by ordinance,, all iof which fees incase of conviction, shall be taxed against the parties convicted, and in ease of acquittal shall be taxed agaiBst the city and ,: (except 'the fees of c the mayor and marshal paid out of the treasury upon the certificate of the mayor. The mayor of cities of the.., second class shall have, withiu the limits of the same, all. the jurisdiction and powers of a justice flf the peace, iu all matters crimi nal and civil, arising under the laws of this state, to . all intents and purposes whatever, and for crimes and offenses his jurisdiction shall be co-extensive with the county; he shall give bond and set. u . rity as is required of justicesof the peace, to be approved by the city council; he shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all prosecutions for violation of the dorinan , ees of the city; he may award and issue any process or writ that may Je neces sary to .enforce ., the radministration of right and justice throughout the city, .and for the lawful exercise of his juris . diction according to the usages and prin ciples of law, and he shall in the dis charge of the duties of justices of the peace, receive the fees and compensation 'allowed by law in such cases. 'Sec. 2. That said section fifty-one of said act be and the same is hereby re-enacted as follows: Section 51. The mayor of the corporation shall be a conservator of the peace throughout 'its limits, and shall have within the same all the power and jurisdiction of a justite of the peace, in all matters civil and criminal, arising under the laws of this state, to all intents and purposes whatever; and for crimes and offenses committed within the limits of the incorporation, his jurisdiction shall be co-extensive with the county; he shall -rive bond and security as required by w of justices .of the peace to be ap ' ved by the council; and the said jav cr shall perform all the duties re- of -hi hi' by the laws and ordinan ces of the corporation, and appeal may tbe taken ia "tne same manner as from the decisions of justices of'the peace; he shall Ikeepa doc et, am 6Qall 06 aowea an( irecetve ike same fees that justices of the tpeace arer maJ bo allowed for similar services. - ' '' : ";- '; v-- Sec. 3. Sett 'on 51 and Section 68 of an act toprevwi'e for the organization of cities and vinoorj orated ; villages, passed May 3,' 1853, lb t nd the same are here by repealed. Sec. 4. This set shaU effect upon its passage. ('.'...-.: ' ftlCHAUJi . PARSONS, Speaker ef the House & f Representatives. , .110 BER C. KIRK, :'' " . ' President t if the Senate.' PaaeedHariihiaW No. 79. ' act. .. .:; . i Supplementary to "an act io provide for v the Organizatkra of CSti5 and Incor porated Villages,'' pasted A lay 3. 1852, and the Amendweirt jmssed March 11, ; 1853, and a Supplementary Act parsed April's, lh5b and .sappteuiontary . to 'ihu Aet passed April 12, 185 8V ', ; 'Section 1. Be it enacted h$ lit Gen eral Assembly of the State of Ok to, That in all cities of the first lass, in which water works , have heretofore cr may hereafter be constructed, it sliall te law ful for the city "council to-pvaviile by ordinance for the1 division' of said city into not more than six sewerage districts, designating the same by name of num ber; and that for the purpose of delray i ing -.the. expense of constructing ttiain sewers in said districts, or either one of theni, the city council shall have power. to : borrow, from time to time as tney shall deem expedient,. sum of money sot to ex eed thjrty .thousand dollars for juv one of said districts, upon the credit .at" tn city, and shall have authority to Sssue bvn-U8' w'tn interest coupons at ftaehed, pl.,,'nS fatih and credit of 'said city for iJ1 payment of the principal : and interest oi h:n!d honj!S t'tovided, lhat all- bonds issued foresaid shall have ?f:e name or. number, of. the district for - v, h ich t he me we;V 'sued, legibly , "written or printed upon .fheui, and hVi be si-ired by the mayor uuA "y t-iei k. . and be sealed with the teal , 1 tll 'i -Sec. 2. That for the; puri'o.. e . oi ve- X tbp Driiic iiial iifttl interest oi tne ondi v this aet authorized to be Wl-. ilt.shali be lawful lor the city council o assess and collect upon and from all the :re!l estate in the district for which said -bonds aTe issued, iu each and every year thereafter until the-iirterest and print-i-V;il of s:t? J bonds is fully paid and satis fied, an auiouut aufn- tent to fay the -in-"reitduc apousjaidbouds seiui-naually; axi $nch an amo.pijt npon corn'nnta- a sinking fund for the redemption of the bonds so issued as aforesaid at their ma turity; provided, that not more than five per tent, per annum shall be collected iu any , one .year of the principal of the bonds authorized by this act to 'be issued, Sec. 3. That it shall be lawful for the city. auditor to make the assessment re quired by the piceding section, upon ail the real estate in the district upon the valuation as established by law for state and county purposes; and said au ditor is hereby required to certify said assessment to the city council on or be fore the second Monday , in May, an nually; that 'after the same shall have beeu confirmed by the ify council they shall direct the city clerk to certify it to the county auditor who, is hereby authorized and required to place the same upon the tux duplicate in the same manner 4is other township and ity taxes are by law placed upon said . duplicate, and the county treasurer is hereby au thorized and required to collect said as sessment in the same manner as other taxes collected by him, and when col lected shall pay the same to the treasurer of said city, and for the purpose of en- two railroads in any way connect, forcing the ollection of said assessment, Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the he shall have the same power and au-! managing agent or superintendent on thority uow allowed by law for the col- j every railroad in the State of Ohio, im rectiou of state and county taxes. mediately after the taking effect of this main. sewer ,in or through' the streets. 1 employees on said railroad such, rules lanes or alleys of said district, it shall be and regulations as shall, in all cases, se lawful for the city council to assess and cure strict compliance with the provis collect, upon and from all the lands or lions of the foregoing section, and to re lots bounding or abutting upon said publish such rules or regulations on ev streets, lanes or alleys, so much of the , ery time table or card issued to the em- expense of constructing said main sewer as would, in the opinion of the city coun- oil, be required to construct an ordinary street sewer or drain of sufficient capac ity to dram or sewer s ud o s or lands bounding and abutting upon the streets, lanes or alleys in or through which said main sewer may be constructed. Sec. 5. This act shall not apply to cities of the first class having a popula tion exceedin tants. eighty thousand inhabi-1 Sec. 6. This act to take effect on its passage. RICHARD C. PARSONS, , Speaker of the House of Representatives. ltOHElli C. K1KK, President of the Senate. Passed March 22, 1860. No. 97. . AN ACT To regulate the sale of real estate by re ligious societies. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gen eral Assembly of the State of Ohio, That whenever any religious, society, shall de sire to sell any real estate that may have been conveyed to such society and, is held Tn trust "for a peclfleif religious purpose, it shall be lawful for the trus- tees, wardens and vestry, or Other officers' entrusted with the management ot the affairs of such society, to file iu the court of Common Pleas of" the county where such real estate may be situate, a peti tion stating that such society desires to make such sale for the purpose of in vesting the proceeds in other real estate to be held anued for a like purpose, and if upon the hearing of such case it shall appear that such sale and re-investment are desired by the members oe such society, and that there is a necessity for the same, the court may authorize the trustees or other officers holding the title in trust, to sell said real estate in such manner-and upon such terms as the court shall deem reasonable, Sec. 2. The trustees, or other officers authorized to make such sale, shall make return thereof to the court ordering the saine, at such time as the court shall or- son be killed by reason of his neglect or der, and thereupon, if the eourt shall failure to bring such engine and train of be satisfied that the same has been made .cars, if any there be attached thereto, to in all respects according to its order, : a full stop at least two hundred feet be and that the proceeds have been in- 'fore'reathing a crossing or connection vested in other real estate for the use of with the track of another railroad, or by such society, in trust for the same objects reason of his crossing the same before and purposes as provided in the deed being signalled so to do by the watcuiau by which the real estate ordered to be there stationed, or before the way is so'd was conveyed to such society, or clear, be liable to indictment, conviction that a contract has been made secuvingNand punishment for manslaughter; or in such investment, the said sale shall be case auy person sustain bodily Injury, confirmed and a deeu authorized to bi not affecting life, by reason theieof, then made to the purchaser. ; such engineer or person in charge of an Sec 3. The petitioners sli.ijl cause engine as aforesaid shall be considered notice of the pendency and prayer of the guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on petition to be published for four con- conviction thereof in the proper court of secutive weeks in some newspaper of the county where such bodily injury oc "eneral circulation in the county where curred, be imprisoned in thejail of the the real estate proposed to be sold is sit- county not less than one nor more than uate,! before the term of the court at ! twenty months, or be fined in any sum which the order of sale will be asked. not more than five hundred dollars, or ; Ktff! 3 This act shall takG i effect en i both at the discretion of the court. its passage. - RICHARD C. PARSONS, Speaker of the House of Representatives. ROBKRT C. Kirk, President of the Senate. . .Passed March 24, 18G0. No. 76. AN ACT Supplementary to "an Act relating to Juries," passed February 9, 183.1. Section 1. Be it enacted by the. Gen eral Assembly of the State of Ohw, That whenever, from any cause, the number of petit jurors in attendance . upon the Court of Common Pleas of any county in this State, at any time during a term of such court, shall be less than twelve, it shall be lawful for the court to cause to be issued a special venire facias con taining as many names of discreet and suitable persons, having the qualifica tions of electors and selected by the court as said court may deem ne essary to complete the panel of petit jurors, and the jorors so added to complete said panel shall, for the remainder of the term, constitute a part of the panel in the same manner as if they had been ! originally summoned thereon, and shall be entitled to the same exemptions iroin fin t her service iu the same year, and to the same fees as are now allowed to petit jurors by law .,.. , Seo; 2: This act snail take enect anu be iu force front and after its passage. RICHARD C. PAR.SONS, Stoker oi the House of Representatives. ROliiaiT 0. KIRK, President of the Senate. Passed March 22, I860. IYo. 107. AN ACT To preveut Collisions, on Railroads wit;i tbe State of Ohio. Sv.i-tt N 1 Be it enacted by the Gen- eral Assembly of the Sfafe of Ohio, That whenever the tracks oi two railroaoB m the Stale of Ohio cross each ether t I made, kept up, and watchmen maintained at the joint expense of the" companies owning said tracks, and all trains or en glnes passing over said tracks shall come to a full stop not nearer than two nun dred feet nor further than eight hundred feet from said crossing, and shall , not cross until signalled so to do by the watchman, nor until the way is clear ; and when two passenger or freight trains come up at the same time, the train on the road first built shall have precedence; provided, they are both main tracks over which all passengers and freights on said roads are transported ; but if only one is such main track and the other is a side or depot track, then the train on tbe main track shall take precedence; but if one of said trains is a passenger and the other a "freight train, then the former shall take .the precedence. Resrular trains on time shall take precedence over trains of the same grade not on time, and engines, with cars attached, not on time shall take precedence of engines without cars attached if not on time. The sauie rule as above provided shall apply in all respects where the tracks of : ployees on said road ; and m case such j managing agent or superintendent shall fail or neglect to establish and publish such rules and regulations, or to re-publish the same on each time table or card issued to the employees on said road, for every such negiect or refusal said man aging agent or superintendent shall be personally liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars, to be recovered, together with costs, in an action against hiin in tavor ot tn state ot Uhio, to be brought in the Lourt ot Uouiuion Pleas of any county where any such crossing may ex ist; any such agent or superintendent, and the railroad company of which he is agent or superintendent, shall also be liable in damages to any person or com pany who may be injured in person or property by any accident arising from a negiect to establish, publish one-publish such rules and regulations as above pro vided, and said agent or superintendent shall also be liable to a criminal prosecu tion therefor. Sec. 3. That every engineer, or per son in charge.of an cngiue who shall fail to comply with the.provision8 of the first section of this act, an J shairTail to bring theeugine of which he is in charge, with the train, if any, thereto attached, to a full stop at least two hundred feet before arriving at any railroad crossing or connection, or shall cross the same before signalled so to do by the watchman, or before the way is clear, shall be person ally liable therefor to a penalty of one hundred dollars, to be recovered by civil action, at the suit of the State of Ohio, in the Court of Common Pleas of any county where any such crossing or con nection exists, and the company in whose employ such engineer or person in charge of an engine may be, as well as the person himself, shall be liable in damages to any person or company who may be injured in person or property by the neglect or act of said engineer or person iu charge of an engine as aforesaid; land such engineer or person in charge 'of an engine shall also, in cae any per- Sec. 4. That section six oi tne act entitled "an act to amend the act entitled aii aet to provide for the creation and regulation of incorporated companies in the State of Ohio," passed April 5, 1857, be and the same is hereby re pealed. Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. RICHARD C. PARSONS, Speaker of the House of'Representatives. ROBERT C. KIRK, President of the Senate. Passed March 24, 1660. No. 41 AN ACT To amend section twenty-one of an Act entitled uan Act to furt her provide for the bettter regulation of the receipt, disbursement, and safe-keeping of the public revenue," passed April 12, 1858. Section 1. Be it enacted by tlie Gen eral Assembly of the State of Ohio, That section twenty-one of an act entitled ''an act to further provide for the better regulation of the receipt, disbursement, and safe-keeping of the public revenue, ' passed April 12, 1858, be amended so as to read as follows: Section 21. The Treasurer of State shall, previous to en tering upon the duties of his office, give bond, with twelve or more securities, to the acceptance of the Governor, in the sum ot six hundred thousand dollars, payable to the State of Ohio, and con ditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, as prescribed by law, and as shall be provided by-law thereafter; and the said bond, with the oath of office plainly written outthereon, and subscribed by the Treasurer, shall be deposited with and recorded by the Secretary of State, before the Treasurer shall have the right to exercise any func tion of his office whatever; and the Gene ral Assembly, or the Governor, may, at an v time during the continuance in office iof the Treasurer, require nam te give such additional security as they, or either of them, shall deem necessary, for the complete indemnity of the State; and after ten days from the demand of such additional security, if it be not complied with to the satisfaction of the General Assembly, or the Governor, as the case may be, then the Office of the Treasurer shall be held to be vacant, and the Gov ernor shall proceed by his own motion to appoint a Treasurer instead of the in cuiubeut; which successor so appointed, on giving bond and security, and taking the oath of Office, as the Treasurer of State, is herein required to do, shall have md possess all the powers and functions,; ind be subject to all the duties and Haft bilities of a duly elected Treasurer of .-.tate; and shall hold his office until his successor is duly elected and qualified. Sec. 2. Original section twenty-one of said act of April 12, 1858, is hereby repealed; provided, the repeal thereof shall in no manner affect the validity or effect of any bond of any Treasurer of his Hate heretofore executed: and all rights and liabilities which have hereto- ote or which may hereafter accrue upon my such bond shall not be in any wise .iflected by said repeal. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. RICHARD C. PARSONS, Speaker of the House of Representatives. ROBERT C. KIRK, President of the Senate. Passed March 10, 1860. No. 72. AN ACT Further to regulate the practice of the Supreme and District Courts in this State. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gen eral Assembly of the State of Ohio, That all cases ot informations in the nature of a quo warranto, which are or may be pending in the Supreme or District Courts of this State shall, on the mo tion of the Attorney General or Prose cuting Attorney having charge of the same, have precedence over the civil business on the docket of said courts re spectively, and it shall be the duty of said courts to require on motion ot the officers af oresaid, as speedy trial of the merits of such information as may be consistent with the rights of the parties thereto. Sec. 2. That in all cases where pro ceedings are or may be pending in any of the courts of this State having juris diction over the same in the nature of a quo warranto against any banking cor poration, whether instituted by the At torney Gcner.il or by the Prosecuting Attorney under the provisions of the laws of this State, any stockholder or stockholders owning together not less than--o-lVnrth of- t.l- ' pi-l itagJ of I such company actually paid in, or enti tled to the beneficial interest therein, may file iu the court in which such pro ceeding may be pending a petition to. enjoin the directors of such cor poration from making auy disposition of the assets of such corporation which shall be prejudicial to the interests of such stockholders, or which shall be inconsistent with their duties as directors of such corporation, and said court, or any judge thereof, in vacation, upon being satisfied that the directors in office of such corporation have been violating, or are about to violate any of the lranchises thereof, may re quire them to give security to the stockholders thereof, to the satisfac tion of said court or judge, for the proper discharge of their duties, and for the proper management and security of the assets ot such corporation under their control, and the said court or judge shall have the power to enjoin such di rectors and the officers ot such bank from paying out or issuing the notes of circulation of such bank, and from in curring any additional liabilities except foY the payment ot the necessary services of the officers and employees of such banking company, the amount of which while such proceedings are pending shall be under the control of said court. Sec. 3. That such court or judge shall also have the power, on petition of any stockholder or stockholders owning not less than one-fourth of the capital stock of such banking company actually paid up, or of the beneficial interests therein, to enjoin the directors and offi cers thereof from borrowing or issuing either directly or indirectly any of the money or assets of such bank for their own individual benefit while such pro ceedings may be pending. RICHARD C. PARSONS, Speaker of the House of'Representatives. ROBERT C. KIRK, President of the Senate. Passed March 20, 1860. No. 73. AN ACT Supplementary to the act entitled "an act to provide for the organization of cities and incorporated villages, passed May 3, 1852. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Genr eral Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the council of any incorporated village in this state is hereby authorized to purchase, for the use of such village, at a price not exceeding five thousand dol lars, any lots or grounds therein, being formerly the site of any fort, or the scene of any important historical event worthy of commemoration, and for the payment of the purchase money thereof, such council is hereby authorized in addition to the other powers of taxation con ferred on them by law, to levy a tax upon all the property of said village, as contained upon the tax duplicate of the county, not exceeding one mill on the dollar in any one year, and it shall be the duty of said council to cause said lots or grounds so purchased to be kept in good order at the expense of said vil lage. Sec 2. This act 6hall be in force from and after its passage. RICHARD C. PARSONS. Speaker of the House of Representatives. ROBERT C. KIRK, President of the Senate. .Passed March 21, 1860. OrncE or The Secretary or State, 1 ' . Columbus, Ohio, 6th March, 1860. I certify that the foregoing acts are true copies from the Original Rolls on file in this office. A. P. RUSSELL, . Secretary of. State. , K r the Pomeroy Weekly Tetegrapb. THI3 STANDARD BEABEB, BY C V. B. Lika tbe old oak that hath withstood f f The gathering storms of rolling years, Though tough, and gnarled,et it is good; The woodman at its root appears, And chooses it from all the rest, For 'ti the firmest and the best. Thus, 'mid the hardy sons of men, ' . From this and that we turn away; But in yon Southern sunny plain, Behold him there 'tis Cassius Clay. Where right and wrong stand face to face, The weak for right the contest wage, Behold a giant in his place Stand where mad mobs in fury rage. Yes, where the tyrant rules the land, Where Afric's tawny sons are bound, Where Anglo Saxon dare not stand And blow the Gospel's purest sound, Where truth strives hard, yet can't prevail, Where en or conquers to the last, Where iron hearts would seem to quail, Brave Cassius' words rise o'er the blast Yes, hear him to the tyrant speak, With burning words and righteous How dare you thus pursue the weak, With, ready cannon, sword and fire? You may drive them to a dark ravine, Or to a cold, untimely grave; A gathering host will still be seen The Union's flag will o'er them wave. On to the conflict, If you will; Pursue your victim, if you choose; For right, the hosts will gather still, And wrong, at last, the field will lose. This is the battle of the free; It may be fierce it may be long; Kindle this flame from ea to sea, And yet it will be right 'gainst wrong, What can this vile committee do? I stand for right God stands for me. Republicans! I stand for you; Yours is the banner of the free. If tyrants dare this land divide, We'll conquer God is on our side. Yes, woodman, there's the sturdy tree, Of hardiest, firmest, noblest make, To bear the banner of the free, And bear it right, for freedom's sake. Give us this man to lead the way This noble, lion-hearted Clay. ' Blue Eyes Behind a Veil. BY LUCY A. RANDALL. Mrr-Ktrgc-Was late was not an unusual occurrence and he was a little disposed to be cross which was likewise nothing new. So he retired behind his newspaper, and devoured his eggs and toast without vouchsafing any reply, save unsocial monosyllables, to the gentle remarks of the fresh looking little baby opposite to wit: Mrs. Edge. But she was gathering together her forces for the grand final onslaught, and when at length Mr. Edge had got down to the last paragraph, and laid aside the reading sheet it came. "Dear, didn't you say you were going to leave me a hundred dollars for my furs to-day?" ' hat furs.' (llather shortly it was spoken.) " Those new sables, dear: my old af fairs are getting shockingly shabby, and I really think "Oh, pshaw! what's the use of being so extravagant? I haven't any money just now to lay out in useless follies. The old furs are good enough for any sensible woman to wear." Mrs. Edge, good, meek lutle soul that she was, relapsed into obedient silence ; she only sighed a soft, inward sigh, and presently began on a new tack. " Henry, will you go with me to my aunt's to-night?" "Can't you go alone?" "Alne? How would it look?" Mrs. Edge's temper for she had one, though it didn't very often parade itself was fairly roused. "You are so neglectful of those little attentions you used to pay me once you never walk with me. nor notice my dress, as you did once." - "Well, a fellow can't be forever wait ing upon the women, can he?" growled Mr. Edge. "You could be polite enough to Miss Waters last night, when you never thought to ask me if I wanted anything, though you knew perfectly well that I had a headache. I don't believe you care so much for me as you used to do!" And Mrs. Edge looked extremely pretty, with tears in her blue eyes and a quiver on the round rosy lips. "Pshaw!" said the husband, peevishly. "Now dou't be silly, Maria!" "And in the stage, yesterday, you never asked me if I was warm euough, or put my shawl around me, while Mr. Browu was so affeetiouate to his wife! It was mortifying enough, Henry it was indeed!" , "I didn't know women vere such fools," said Mr. Edge, sternly, as he drew nn his overcoat to escape the tem pest which he saw rapidly impending. "Am I the sort of a man to make a ninny of myself doing the polite to any female creature? Did you ever know me to be conscious whether a woman had a shawl on or a swallow-tailed coat?" Maria eclipsed the blue eyes behind a little pocket handkerchief, and Henry, the savage, banged the door loud enough to give Betty in the kitchen, a nervous start. "Raining again! I do believe we are going to have a second edition of the Deluge, said Mr. Edge to himself that evening as he ensconsed iis six feet of iniquity in the southwest corner of a car at the City Hall. "Go ahead, conduc tor, can t you? VV hat are you waiting for? Don't yoa see we're full, and it's dark already?" ' , "in one minute sir, said the conduc tor, as he helped a little woman with a basket oa board, "Now, sir, move up a bit if you please." Mr. Edge was exceedingly comforta ble, didn't want to move up, but the light of tLe lamp, just ignited, falling full on the pearly forhead and shining golden hair of the new comer, he altered "What lovely eyes!" quoth he, men tally, as he bestowed a single acknow ledging smile. "Real violet blue! the very color I ad mire most. Bless me! what business has an old married man like me think ing about eyes? What would Maria say, the jealous little minx! There she's drawn a confounded veil over her face, and the light is as dim as a tallow dip! But those were pretty eyes!" The fair possessor of the blue eyes shivered slightly and drew her mantilla closer round her shoulders. "Are you cold, Miss? Pray, honor me by wearing my shawl. I don't need it at all myself" "She did not refuse she murmured some faint apology for troubling him, but it was not a refusal. "No trouble not a bit!" saidhe, with alacrity arranging it on the taper shoul ders; and then, as the young lady handed her fare to the conductor, he said to him self, "what a slender, lovely little hand! If there's anything I admire in a woman it's a pretty hand! Wonder what kind of a mouth sBe's got? It must be de lightful if it a corresponds with the hair and eyes. Plague take that veil!" "But 'plague' whoever that mystical power may be, did not take possession of the provoking veil, so Mr. Edge's curiosity about the mouth of the blue eyed damsel remained ungratified. "Have you room enough ?Iiss? I fear you are crowded. Pray, sit a little closer to me. ' "Thank you sir," was the soft reply, coming from behind the veil, as Mr. Edge rapturously reflected "Like an angel from the gloom of a dark cloud." And his heart gave a loud thump as the pretty shoulder touched his own shaggy overcoat in a nestling sort of way. "Decidely this is getting rather roman tic," thought he; and then, with an audible whisper, "What would Maria say.' The rest of that long, dark, rainy ride was delicious with that shoulder against his own. How gallantly he jumped up to pull the strap for her by some favor ing freak of fortune it happened to be at the very street where he intended to stop. And under all the circumstances we can hardly blame him, when the car stopped so suddenly that she caught in stinctively at his hand for support, for the squeeze he gave the plump snowy palm! Any mau in his senses would have done the same it was such an in viting little lily! Out into the ram and darkness our two pilgrims sailed, scarcely more than able to steer their course by the glim mering reflection of the street lamps on the streaming pavements. as iuug us uur paints im in me same di rection," said Mr. Edge, courteously re lieving her of the burden as he spoke. "And and maybe you'd find less dif ficulty in walking if you'd just takerny arm!" Well, wasn't it delightful. Mr. Edge forgot the wet streets and the pitchy darkness he thought he was walking on roses! Only, as he approached his own door, he began to feel a little nervous, and wish that the lovely incognito wouldn't hold on quite so tight. Sup pose Maria should be at the window on the lookout for him, as she often was, how would she interpret matters! He couldn't make her believe that he only wanted to be polite to a fair traveler! Besides his sweeping declarations of the morning she would be sure to recall them. As he stopped at the right number and turned round to bid the blue-eyed a re gretful adieu, he was astounded to see her bound lightly up the steps to enter likewise! Gracious Appollo! he burst into a chilly perspiration at the idea of Maria's horror! "I tbinkyou've made a mistake Miss," stammered he. "this can't be your house?" But it was to late she was already in the brilliantly light hall, and turning round threw of her dripping habiliments and made him a low courtesy. "Very much obliged to you for your politeness, sir!" "Why, it s my wijel gasped Jkdge. "And happy to see that you haven't forgotten all your gallantry toward the ladies," pursued the merciless little puss, her blue eyes (they were pretty!) all in a dance with suppressed roguery. Edge looked from ceiling to floor, in vain search ior a loop-noie oi retreat: but the search was unavailing. "Well said he, in the most sheepish of all tones, "it's the first time I ever ioas polite to a woman in the cars, and hang me it it shan t be last. "You see, dear," said-the ecstatic lit tle lady, "I was somewhat belated didn't expect to be delayed so long, and hadn't any idea I should meet with so much attention in the cars, and from my own husband, too! Goodness gracious, how aunt Pnscilla will enjoy the joke! . "If you tell that old harpy," said Edge, iu accents of desperation, "I never sluill hear the last of it." "Very probably," said Maria, pro vokingly. "Now look here, darling," said Mr. Edge coaxingly, ''you ipon't say any thing, will you? A fellow don't waut to be laughed at by all the world! I say, Maria, you shall have the prettiest furs in New York if you'll only keep quiet you shall on my honor." The terms were satisfactory, and Maria capitulated who woudn't? And that is the way she got those splendid furs that filled the hearts -of all her 'fe male friends with envy; and perhaps it was what made Mr. Edge such a scru pulously courteous husband ever after. crusty old bachelor says: "Tell me thou mighty deep, with waves so blue and clear, is there a good time coming when hoops will disappear? some foreign, rock-bound shore some island far away, where those tremendous street balloons shall all be stowed awayr the mighty deep was rippled by a sudden squall, and answered slowly and sadly, On, no, there's, none at all. "Enjoy thefjlessings of this day," says Jeremy Taylor, "if God sends them, and the evils bear patiently and sweetly. For this day only is ours: , we are dead (djestejrdaj, and arenot born to to-mor- THE GREAT ENIGMA. Man is a puzzle to himself. From the beginning he seems to have had a much clearer conception of the natufe'and des tiny of everything else in the universe, than of his own. "What is man that Thou art mindful of him?" exclaimed the inspired writer. And "what it man?" repeats the philosopher. The great enigma of mankind is man. And still, therefore, The proper study of mankind is man. He is conscious of the possession of powers and faculties which exalt him immeasurably above the brutes that per ish. Although, in his organic nature, closely related to all below, he feels in some mysterious way, allied to all that is above. While tracing his origin back to the very dust of the earth, he is con scious of endowments which place him at the head of all created things; and he is ever stirred with soul-aspirations which reached onward to the highest heaven But why thus formed and fashioned? from whence derived? and whither tend ing? are problems which still exercise and perplex the profoundest thinkers of the age. . Every individual i3 aware of propen sities inherent in his organization, clam oring for gratification. They are impul ses which he cannot resist. His thoughts are compelled to seek and his hands are moved to take hold of the objects which the passions demand. He must indulge them or be miserable. Yet the very means which satisfy them for the moment are often among the causes of his future suffering. Evil is in the world. Go where he may, do what he will, all the good he can find comes, to him more or less mingled with evil. The bodily wants and the mental powers are contin ually coming in conflict. Passion and propensity are frequently warring with the judgment and the conscience. He finds one law in his members, and an other law in his spirit. He seems to himself to be a avic acting, heterogenity. Other creatures are not so. They find in their lower instincts infallible and har monious rules, of conduct. They all work out their destiny in the appointed way. But man finds in his higher intel lect a source of innumerable mistakes. He reasons on all. subjects, and errs in many. His observations are often de ceptive, his reflections fallacious, and his conclusions false; and thus his superior nature becomes the very source of his mistakes and his errors. And paradox ical as the statement may Seem, it is nev ertheless true, and the very freedom with which he is endowed, makes him a nec essary slave to a thousand falsities, while theyery ,elements of restless and. endless progression, which so distinguishes him in the scale of being, leads him into many vices and crimes. What, then is evil? Is it an entity or is it a mere relation? Is it an eternal principle in the universe, or is it a tem porary condition? This is a problem on which the mightiest minds of the world have expended their energies for ages, and which they still confess themselves unable to solve. The nature and origin of evil is still regarded as "a profound andrterrible mystery." Many a deep thinker, after devoting a lifetime to the investigation of the subject, unavailingly, has come to the conclusion that it is en tirely without the pale of human Com prehension. Is there no key by which this mystery may be unlocked? For all practical pur poses we think it may be found in the simple idea of use and abitse. Man is destined to be educated. He must be taughthis proper relatibhs to all else that exists in the universe. This is the aim and end of all experience, of all dis cipline, of all punishment, of all life. - Ihisis the process ot education. He, may use all the things in the universe, and gain knowledge and happiness. He may abuse them, and find error and misery. Good or evil is to him accord ing the uses or abuses of the world' in which he dwells. Misery or punish ment is not a vindictive infliction because of his misdeeds, but the corrective to restrain his wanderings and guide him in the way he should go. Punishment is his preserver. Evil is his friend. So long as he goes astray he will need its kindly chastenings, and he will surely have them. When he walks uprightly, when he truly appreciates his relations to other objects and other creatures, when he uses all things and abuses nothing, evil, which is not an arbitary tyrant, but a necessary consequence of misuse, will cease to trouble to befriend him. And then will the most per plexing problem of his existence be solved, the nature of evil explained, the benevolence of punishment justified, the progress and final triumph " of humanity secured, "And God's eternal government approved." When li a Man Rich Enonght When a lad,; an old man took' the trouble to teach me some little knowledge of the world. ; With this view. I re: member he one day asked me: "When is a man rich enough?" I replied, "When he has a thousand pounds." Hesaid"No." "Two thousand?" "No," i "Ten thousand?" ' "No." "A hundred thousand?" which I tboughtwould settle the business, but he still continued to say "No." I gave it up, and confessed that I could not tell, but begged that he would inform me. He gravely said, "when he has a little more than he has, and that is never! If he acquires one thousand, he wishes to have two thous and,then five, then twenty, then fifty; from that his riches would amount to one hundred thousand, and so on till he had grasped the whole world, after which he would look about him, like Alexan der, for other worlds to possess." Many a proof have I had of the old gen tleman's remarks 6ince he made them to me, and I am happy to say I have dis covered the reason. Full enjoyment, full satisfaction to the mind of man, can only be found iu possessing God, with all H's infinite prefections. It is only the Creator, and not creature that can satisfy. Satf f? i - vi & :V . Sglf yon don t wish to v get angry, never argue with a blockhead. Bemem.- ber the duller , the razor, tbe more .yon cut yonxself;" ' Store DtsuBfoitfam In High Placet. ; Florida, it seems; is about to follow up the suggestion of H. A. Wise ant Gov. Fletcher, of Virginia, in reference to the" dissolution of the Union. The following resolutions are now before the Legislature of that State. We commend them to our neighbor of the Socking Sentinal. Here they are: i-Resoloed, by the Senate and House of Representative! of the State of Florida j in General Assembly convened, That, in view of our national affairs, the time for argument has passed, the time for action . arrived, and that Florida, as one of the Southern States, abides the destiny of her sisters, and extends her warmest as surance and co-operation in any course their united wisdom may devise. "Resolved, That in the event of the election of a President by a Northern party, opposed to Slavery as it exists in Southern States, it will be the duty of the Southern States, to prevent his in auguration, or to take some measures in common to protect themselves, and as one of the Southern States, Florida hereby pledges to do her duty. : '-' -. "Resolved, That, to give effect to thi assured co-operation, the .Governor" be and he is hereby authorized, upon the call of any of our sister1 slave-holding States, and particularly of those border ing on the Free States, to take any and all steps necessary for the maintenance of their rights, and to convene the Leg islature in extraordinary session hbaulct the necessity occur. ' "Resolved, That the Governor be re quested to forward a copy of this report and these resolutions to our Senators and Representatives in Congress, as also to the several States of the United States." A Splendid Sight , ; t , .The Illinois Central Railread, at town called Mattoon, is crossed by. the Tcrre Haute & Alton Railroad. Every day, at about 2 P. M. is seen at tins point one of the most splendid effects of the triumph of mind over space and matter that can be witnessed anywhere. It it that of four trains coming from four dif- 4 ferent directions, arriving at this , point at the same time to a second every clay. They can be seen, as they approach,1 for ten miles in each direction, the prairie there being a smooth, broad expanse stretching away to the horizon without any inequality to obstruct the sight. As they arrive they approach their cow catchers within twelve feet of each otheri as though exchanging salutations, when gracefully backing, as though bowing aa adieu, two of the trains go on the switches, while the other two screain away ovei the iron bound prairie. The trains left then go on the maincjksaaja.ii iUuj ui eng. ma tinuy. "lo our mind a more superb triumph of man and ma chinery, cannot be exhibited any where than at Mattoon, on the occasions men tioned. ' B.The editor of the Vanwert (O.) Bulletin says he has been connected with the newspaper publication for more than thirty years, that during that time' he has credited over $15,000 persons -lost by non-paying subscribers, i ad vertisera and j obbers rising ten thousand dollars" the major half of that running, up be-4 yona seventeen years, bringing the in terest equal to the principal, showing a loss of over 20,000. This is an item of experience in newspaper, publications More than half of that sum Was withheld from him by the rich and the very richi Cruel Interruption. The Brooklyn Daily Timet ofrWedneB; day says: "Last evening a lodge of Free Masons were about initiating a he member, with all new solemnity; when detective Wilson, who is a member, of the lodge, interrupted the ceremonies and took the candidate into custody.- The arrested party is known to the po lice under the cognomen of the 'Fat Doctor,' as a very expert pickpocketi" J6S?An Indian being asked what; lie did for a living, replied . , . , "Oh," me preach." "Preach?" said a bystander, "do" you get paid for it?" V.. f . . r r "Sometimes me get a shilling some times two shillin'." , , .. r; "And ain't that mighty poor pay?" "Oh, yes, but its mighty poor preach"' iSTlt is not over the great things of this life which mortals stumble. . A rock we walk round, a mountain we cross; it is the unobserved, unexpected, unbooked for little sticks and pebbles which cause us. to halt on our journey; The blind may run against a rock and' not fall; but put a small matter in bis way and he will stumble over .it. ? , t tSrThe talent xf turning men jmto ridicule, and exposing to laughter those one converses with, is the gratification of little minds and ungenerous tempers; A young man with this cast, of mind, cuts himself off from all manner of im provement. : r - .;:rfrv jB&.One half of the perjple in this world are occupied in keeping the other half strait. But for this cheek upon the ultraism and fanaticism of society, that would certainly run away with us all just as Unruly horses run away frith their" drivers. - - , t,If good people would make good ness agreeable, aud smile instead of frown ing in their virtues, how many would they win to the good cause. ifiFlowers fling their wealth urjon the vacant air, and rich men often fling theirs upon the vacant heir. ' ' &,Td speak harshly to a person of sensibil ty, is like striking a harpischord with your fists. . t . . ggrWhat did a blind take to restore . Ma sight?? wood-sawyer He took his horse, and saw. ."V ' tlt is the best proof of the virtues of a family circle; to see a happy fixesidar ' '-s ' t - ' i m-: ' '' ' ; ' - 'li jsgrjt is a "good rule always to haai"-'5 your friends and face yout enemies. S How to avoid rdrowiang-alY?1. i V: it i bib mind and he did move up. , -i . ,v .. .. ,-'''"': 't: V :''V;'--X'