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;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.
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