Wellsborough Agitator, January 17, 1856

Wellsborough Agitator

January 17, 1856

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Agitator, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1856, Wellsborough, Pennsylvania fbr THE VILLAGE BT MS3 M. I" JXWD. "Bat I am changed since lost I stood Beside that wluillng stream." Yes, I aim changed, I am not chllU with gay brow ,j Who, in tho days of yore, Watched your glad waters daftoel Wong, Or listened as their murmuring rag i out upqia Vhe shore. Yes, I e. Thogay romance which then.it i-1 dreams have awaj Idols 'round which my heart did twine, v And deem them friendship's pfenat thrino Long alnao hivvo turned to A change has como o'er mityUwj'L soul, Volceleiw, yot alt beyoad control: And from my chuck anJ brOwy The dew iff nwMiai Timi) on wing? tins And loft mo cunaged-as now. Bnt tlw dear fricmla wlio bleioied my lot Jo thaw old hutmts, not In memory Htill dwoll; No chnngn can ovur roach my To forcu uiu with thuir uuiues tu O, still I lovo tliem wolll tfte of Ujt Sjjvtjrtt oe 'to T ilgh for thorn dear hours Bpont tliy brightly T Ah. no, I would not be f on tho wavun'of.hopon ami fears Which illrn youth'H brightest with tears, Pur all juy aud gluo. j f. Although I'm clmnged, a holler npell Thati eror'on my Iff" hft'l fell' In tluMO pura, gniliilcHf duys Now my hi-urMvheni'cr Shiwldlni? tho light of ptjaco uud Upon my dllfUt way. ritnta.nl Valley, ABSTRACT OF THE GOVERNOR'S ME8SAGEJ. The report of the State Treasurer wi I'ex-? hicit to you, in detail, tho operations of his The resulls-are mow satisfac- tory and encouraging than were itnticjpa eu, The receipts al the Treasury lor ihe fiscal year endfng November including fhe balance in the Treasury on the 1st df y ot December, 1854, 751) dmounted to 83. Tho totaKpayment for .the snme period were 52 jeav- ing a balance in the Treasury on the November, 1805, of No loans, temporary or otherwise, wire, negotia- ted'during the past fiscal year, at they 'vere not required by the wants of; the Treasury; The receipts during the past froir) all sources, (excluding bortah.ce in sury on the first December, were 11J The ordinary expen- for the sumo period, including the in terest on. tho public debt, were- 512 28, showing an excess of receipts .over ordi- nary expenditures of 'The exlraordinary paytSenls for. tho year were as follows, the completion o'f .tho new Portage; rnll over the Allegheny mountains, 12 to thw North Branch canal, 687 the Columbia railroad, to re-lay lo the payment. creditors, to the re loans, 60, and to relie celled, 00. The balance in the Treasur .quired for tho payment of tho int will irest or Slate debt falling due in February.next, for unpaid appropriations. The jtVeres debt of the Commonwealth, w became due in February and August- WHS promptly paid; and it is ratifyii state that the interest due in Fc will be pntd with equal promp credit of (ho Stale may be regard 36267 outh tr f.; dorh icmplio notes aruary ness. ck, stic of can- the and on asl, 5 to !next The d as fiimlfy ink- established, and with proper ecoromy n careful and honest management of her ces, an annual reduction of her debt, considerable extent, may be confidently peeled, There is due by the Treasury lo the S ing Fund the sum of 3J9, lo ap plied to the redemption of tho relief notes now in circulation, and to tho funded debt the Commonwealth. Tho greater mrt of iho funded debt interest at the rate of five per cent, per annum; the bain ice beajrs a still less rate of interest.' But as ihe rary Joans, which by law are to pej first out of the available means of the Trea? nd a nan- o a ex- COQB, STURROCK y b CO., V6L. Bank, not charged on State surer's Relief notes put in circulation, tembor, I8S4, and not red December Totuj public debt Dece Increase ar d clot debt in three unfunded d ions, on the Ji of the lust Jit ir General and wit: viz; ttmpvrarifil 1855, tlte of.the Audit as follows, tonds be issued with cou interest attached, in BU o the semi-annijal inlcre 00 00 J 72 fact ending ;NiOvember of the Oommon- Du- pproprialinns and the Completion of e-layin'g the track nd for other pur- ion the Treasury is, promptly paid, ny new schemes mftuig all apprp- demltinds .of (he occa- my in- all depart- nd holding the re- enls of ilie Corn- counlnbilit5v will mands upon the Treasury for ihe of the North Mranch canal, ihe Portage rail- road and other kindred improvements, ihe public debt, instead of being reduced, has been increased. This with the amount and condition of the debt at different- periods, will be in the following State- ments f i Sttttment of thr funded and unfunded debt tfie Commonwealth on the 1st day of 1851, at per report of the Auditor General. Funded debt, viz: j G per coot, 51 5 ii...............i u._............'. 03 i ToUl fimdjd 54 UnTundcd debt, viz: Relief notes in circulation......... Interest certificates outstanding. unclaimed..... Interest on outstanding and unclaim- ed 'Certificates, when funded..... Domestic creditors.....t......V..1 SG50, '4.' 9.75291 32 74 83 Total debt December 39 Statement showing indrlledntaf of tlie Common. wealth on the 1st day of December Auditor General's report. Funded debt, viz: l> per cent, loans.......... i 5 4J 4 ,1854, 8532, 100 Total funded debt......... .Unfunded deliti vfz j Relief nolle B in Interest certificates u unclaimed...... lolcrcston outalnnding unclaim- ed certificates, when funded. Pomestie creditors' certificates..... Palance of temporary loan of April 4941 6300 31 82 4838 13 per 0493 0937 00 00000 91490 36100 38 1 560 45C .87097 ,707 61 ,000 00 ,435 67 19, 1853. Balance of temporary loan of May 9, 1854...................... Total unfunded debt and tempo- rary loans...................... 84 Carrried forward.'.......... 7-1 Brought To these should be adde.d the follow- jng relief notes, noi included in .-relief notes in Relief notes made tlie Lancaster on the day si of Febr each year, at be designated. This in ihft form and es, it. is bt- lievedj, holders, with- s of the Cornmon- ng and prompt ex haracter of the cerlilica will be so advantageous I out increasing the liabifit wealth, ns to induce a wil hange, at n premium, for to be issued. The- condition o-f the general operation, and ll pendilures for the past fisc sentcd lo you in the repor missioriersi aggregate receip fronj the public works, November 30, 1855, w The a'ggrega'e expendilL nary and extraordinary, amounted to. cess of. receipts, over1 The extraordinary pay yearj (excluding lavin" the south track o 00 -foj- port nqjueducl) were 869 dinary expenditures were Aggregate receipts BS above Ordinary expendilurea Net revenue's for the fisc The sum of into the Treasury ihe road company and-bthe on tonnage passing ov amount largely exceeds l same companies in 1854 I regrei to inform you avoid the inclined plane m'ountain, has not been r fidently anticipated. Tl pfetieo of this work has convenience to the busin ,and a loss lo ihe revent weallh. The expenditu ceeded the original eslim tion; and aljlhongh the 'was-approximated al ihe Legislature for ihe coni -f-a sum cohering after the expenditure of whole the road is unfin- pny iho amount appropriate ished and to complete comrncled, the further s as now estimated ihe quired. Either the es4inflates have been very cnrlcssly made, or large Icssly and extravagant TU! I AGITATION OP -THOUGHT IS? THE BEGIB rea- Sep. 1851 35 t, including unpaid t .day of December, dl yr.ar, as per report was 93 54 April, May 15 i-. Do- be'-' 47 prosecution o the business further its Treasury fro hailed with All hough Branch canft W.aa cerlaiiil has .pot bee present Supt pusl year, to operoilon thi mehdrution. and industry The laboc i rendered mo irnper'.feel an BEG WELJLSBOBOUGH, T! !QGA'-COUNTY, THURS DAY HOMING, JANUARY 17, 1856. d. i this improvement. As aiding i he main line, reducing si-ill. "Iff- and, relieving, ti-these icojnstnnt dentandS, i of its easure the of the North1' old work wiq sorrte.p large quantity of ro roots placed oped, ar by s and w lives in lures, pnd under ve an Annual sur-' to the re- f the net authori- ale stock, as also rtificales issued in pf'paymerit, nfler period, is op- o Co m mo ea 11 h :redit of (ho State mid be made for ion. To redeem ild become neces- be efluated, in ihe of the country, on State, than those s were issued, 1 bori'y be given to nfnon wealth in re- bearirig interest at r payable iblo on or after Iho rs; and th'it the ons or'certificates s equal in amount the defective menfs, sufFei rapidly' u construction di_spensabiy pletion, it is It will.app mitieeof VVa of Represent amount to ration the in finishec was esiirnatcc al (he The n mount dually since t lint pet od, as a of the Super! itendent Commissione a, is excess of exfi jnditure motes, of yet >n. VV evidei ce of m less expfinditi re as t sjiows, it is pot mat Commonwcallh and p debt and tuxnlion. n the b maleriu ed i he admit >fthe w lecessar arly completion r.every citizen., befpre'! lie close of expected, yet this realize i; The-efibrts of the MaffU, during compl'eUr fnd put in successful canul.d jservq the highest hjr that skill, energy could accomplish has been dqnol be per brmed was great, arrd difficult'and perplexjng-by iht? d fradu nt-construction of'the riion of the-tiew. ks, trees, ttom of the canal, and used in thfe embank- to escape almost d, and renrdered a rei. r.If, in many places, ini- lls successful com- soon be announced.; e report of the Com made tqjhe Hodsp nahced a banks the -pie shoul discrit the. dema represent '.demun'dv quire, the In the and 1949, (hat ihe entire put in ope- porti'ons of ihis canal urn of expjended on the pears from the reports Engineer and Cunal 52, being art river the original eslij 2; and tho cnmil not h such fuels before us mnn.'igernent ijirid rock: e.history of this canul er of surprise thai fhe cople are burdened With I for tin works, W, I CO ie, s city o of ihcs ncf of the of Ma ic sn sale of the mum after giving the notice ised the same to be e.x- at- the Merchfints' Ex- No of- le and consequently ithe work? _.lhercon, payable y and August in uch place as may he bonds proposed ublic works, their receipt and ex- 1 year, will be pre- of the Canal Com- j at ihe Treasury the year ending 7 JL es, including ordi- ir ihe same period, 8, showing un ex- 1 expenditures, of for the same 0 00 paid for re- tho. Columbia rail- the FrreT ,42778, The orT 40. Hted.. d. Set of the cl, as dir so id nc action a a forrne roprieij >f our p he sen led proposals for puin xvere jcted by the sfeventccnth nnd the proposals; rtr- the id final disposition, occasion presented my and policy of a sale of nation d polili rengihe irice, JK an'd cs the! cter of fluencb attempt n, or e produce s ich a result ought to be discounte- addiiicfh i reasoimbl ptfid by a ma'y lie-re the Legis ature. opnjute (o this; sunjecl, and inli- cdji'neeled with it, 1 cannot forbear to As ..apj .mateJy express n has here) >foro ublic improvements, n merits I hen expressed In relation to this in inn hr s not civilised. On the experience of tho pnst, nnd of. the question in its ati relations, have con- ed it. That ihe State ve been separated from control of these year. 25, has been paid Pennsylvania rail, companies, as Ihe r their roads. This e sum paid by the hat the rail rood to on the Allegheny rfpleted as was con- dnlay inf the com- ccasioned1 much in- of the main line of the Common- is 'have! largely ex- tes 'for its const rue- rti of 00 Vast session of the Iption of-ihis work iimtiie of lit he engi- In pursuan last, providin of the public required by I posed io pub change, in th fera were ma remain unso or leijs d justify, the incorpora- be den anded from tne The ir corporation of new, or nd solvent banks, when ry and clearly demand- iness wants of the com- maybe iocaled, should r no other circumstances incorporation be permitted. increasing the number (Jeterminedf more by ihe imale trade, thim by orl of the Superintendent of Com- ola will exhibil lo you tlu-ir condi- ie.general operations of ihe t the Commonwealih, during the To the-valuable and useful the reporf, I would ask on of the Legislature, and resujt of llin system ns interesrmg. Our ednca- syslein of education, than frbni any other exercise of your Icgj.slalive powers. In ibis connccfio'n I would commend to your attention the Pennsylvania Training School for Idiotic a-nd Feeble-Minded Chil- dren. 'Iho aid of the Uommonwcjillh has heretofore been extended to this It1 is a noble charily, nnd appeals to the beat feelings of iho heart. It deserves lo share ihe bounty of the Stato. The "Hlind" and the j'Deaf Dumb in Philadelphia, invite oiur sym- pathy, nnd nsk to share ihe bene.ffujiions of the Common wealth. They should not bo disappointed. The blind, in their the dumb, in tbeir chejrish the gift, and bless the generous donor. Legislation, in relation ito all qncsliops of moral und soda) reform, should bo carefully and wisely considered matured.; On no subject, within the constiluiioniil uutliority of the are'the people'so'sensitive; nnd no more deeply inlercsts cvcjry class atidLcondition of society. Sumpiuairy laws, as a general rule, are of doubtful and a.s abridgmenis of ihejiberly nhd priv- ileges of the can unly. be justified on tlit.1 ground of necessity. Whilst this is ad- milted, it cannot bo denied thai re- "sulting from intempcrnnc-e, creale a necessity Ibr and resiraming Ijy legislative acts, ihe Iruffic; and salq of intoxicating li- quors. To wbal extent this irafiic bjhould bo .testrained by positive law, mu-t dtfpcnd on ibo will of'lhc deit-rmined bj'.co'nsid- eraiions of their- own rnbral, physlical und social'welfare. may bo jmy own opinion, or that of Ilie Legislature, or the people, in reference, to iho lasv ofjlhn las.t session "to restrain tLe sale of it bo adiniiilcd itrU :j full re-1 lUrn to l he licorj.se in operntijon prior Io the passage of ilie law, ik nol de- innndcd by enlightened public sontirijioni, and would not promote ilie good ness of the communit, Tliu in ood order nty, jTliut ihuljiws t c-xisiftice were imperfect nnd 'filled '.'U or control the evils of lo is a proposition loo plain to be doubfed thai I i i i i i' i egisl-ilion, so far ns cer.ain. When system WHS Juced, it wns supposed that it could :d un'd forced inlo gemn-nl nnd vig. aiion by the more will of ihu Lfg. E.xperiencn has proven, that in every oilier groat social and mor- time and thai consent which tirisesi Jicnl chnngo in the popular mind, ired. This slow process of the.ac- the new svsU'in our socinl a'mosphero, has been in operation Iwenty years and it is now evi- ho period.fbr another efTfCtivc in- i of legislative aid and nuih6rily in ir noble system of common scfio d.s, d. Iu wiulever from 'his obvious- nnd necessary intorposilion self, if calculated lo the of r.ho people pose in view, it shall receive my provnl. up port. careful exnminniion of the subject, Icar conviction thai tho system is ired for and requires incrc.Msed c'Oi- ils geuernl on in its leacbtrrs, and increased support. xperinu'nl of the County Supenn- wheruver faithfully carried out, has pointed the expectations of the ad- f ibcil measure. The improved of the schools, a'nd the greater .1 the system, clearly established and utiliiy of such al visit of an officer of ihe school ;it to some of ihe counties of ijit- connection with-.ihe County S'jper- have demonstrated that the voice authority lo siuslain, and the pres- n official agenl to encourage, have ontributed to excite and maintain i merest now felt by ihe pubt.ic in liional progress and improvement, ost marked improvpmenl recently ibe system, has been in its corps rs. With aUpo'st unparallul'ed dis- ness and devoilon to Ihe noble cause they are ihe common achers af the Slate, have in almost jnty been using nil tho means and s power, for self im- it.- These' rflorts, so creditable lo ve been beneficial in their I and clearly pipvepbe necessity, with unerring lo the es- 'nt of' Suite Normal schools.----- meetings for a day havp given institutes for a week; nnd these numerous Normal meetings coniin- n one to three months. At every its progiTssion, il has become more thai permanent institutions, vvi'b per professors and appliances, which jul the power of the Siale can pro- demanded by., and would meet ihe Ihe system and" the occasion, addition lo the'se, or similar, meaa-. Legislature should feel measure has all ihe sanction ibis ex- document can give make B, dition to ihe annual Slalo appropria- ommon schools, I believe ih'nt all will which the patriotism of ihe In our large cities and the ovild ol ihe sysiem were more severely fult. facil- ity and cheapness with licetises were ob'ijined, oporaU'd as a pnemiuin to.ivico find inunor.ililv, nnd in.uhiplibd lijipliug houses and places whcTe iuiempcnince, ujiidcr the of law, was noil only pcrqii'l'ed, but encounigcd. My immed'ijate in bis lasf annual message to the in rcfi-rence to llio ihen. licetiHo says "So far as to Iho of Philadelpliia, (hey are peculiarly prejudicial to ptiblic mor- als, and secrn io have ouon constiruclnil to prornoin tho convoiiiencu of far inoro tban'to restrain li'i (his-opinion I fully cnricur. Thirl a rem- edy denvmded, nil w.ill Whether tho Inw of the last session, wns ihf pmper remedy., it h not my province now to lOuacled by tho_ thalj act my clfFiL-ia! ap- n 'people us iho sourcf? of nil political power, und their representa- tives ns tho immediate of their will, upon you will devolve the responsibil- ity of legislation, jf any, ori this sub- ject. Ii) nil its rehvtions, j economical, politi- cal, sociar nnd moral, thej .question' is impor- lant, and iis .proper detenninatiqiji involves fearful i H and t should receive, your'-seridus If action is had, may we not it will led to the Legislature. "Having, at the office, declaresd lo their representative lion to questions coiineclcd our notioftal politics, iheir reiten lion now will not IMS ex- pected. To ihe opi lions ihein expressed, anjjt now ;re-affirrned, 3 ou are reapecifuliy jre- ferred. i To maintain in integrity the Constf- tution of our Uepub the t general, great a liberty and free govt humar) jjreat doctrine of Arhcrican .'Nationality, are objects can ci devotion 10 that awaken izen. In obedience lo representatives of tl Lo perform dulies hat-devolve tpon you.' As a co-ordi- nate branch of the government, il will .bo alike riy duty nnd monw will piotecl the rtgh slature ahd re. i communicate As Attornejy General s herowilh communica- induction ififo and my sentiments in rein- ic, and tjhe Union of the civil and religious privi- leges of the people--guard with joalous caro essential principles of freedom and vindicate by a true and home and country, (lie the patriotism and claim the energies and tho; heart of every AmcrU he requirements of tho Constitution and laws of tho State, as the e pooplcj, you have as- he highland responsible pleasurrfTo unite wl h you in iho enactment of all such Taws aa is 9f tbq and be honor ami prosperity of ihe Com- Ith. a sole desire for ihh public d by a spirit of enlarged and cnlight- ilriolism, nnd guided; by thai wisdom uctuuti etted p which i hath iis begi inirig in Him fear of God, may ojir efl'iris, in liarmonibus action, be di- rected the ncconplislimqnl of ibese ob- jects, (ind to tho promotion of that righteous- ness w tho tr people-. 15 liar, A n a lace bridal nets n Cashtr ty a silk fl ress 'exalleth e glory of a notion1, and a freR arid imlepcn'lfrit JAMlvS POLLOCK.' XKCUTIVR isburg, January 1, O 7 if Extravagance ia, Cress, shionnblfi Dealer scarf worth f; Anoihor iress, for wlvch h'j fti'UO are] not unfrcquc'tHly sold. cros (Vom and are soda n a walk aloii-; LJruadwav. A. hundrid dollars is duito u common' price f4 gown. 'In u us rcuclied a I frightened our prud pxifiivagnnco1 i.n which would h'lve jut grand mot hers nnd an- paliud huab.-ujds. A ifushionable ladiy .spends annually Wfith her milliner, mantuxi- maker, and luce-dealer, n isum thai wouljd have supported an entire household, oven iin her owivrjnk iu (ilb, in the-days of Mrs. .Washipgion. A illousand dollars a year ta considered, wo are told, narrow in- fur purposes am jing those prelend- ing to be ''in sooiel.jy" in some of our'cities. Add to this tlvj expou Inure for opora tickets, for a. summer trip he springs, and for a score of li.'ilo iiiuvjioblc' ct and tha reader ol'.tlfT; comparatively wanton isU; of carried on year after year, by thousnuds, if not tons of thousands, ,of American wornon. And fur what ruijl 1 Uo rnnvin but- ilu-ir iuicllect, enlarge thdr he such as will promote I and true interests of our I i ic morality, nd Coin- icuoral nnd uniform. not b praclic cul'ure, or elevate spendthrift system their character j by this O.i i hie con'rary, llioy deteriorate nil. bestow additional h-ippiiipss on iheir' The very reverse; for lo sustain tlrese ex- the fat bur or as' iho .caso ba, toila lulu ntid -curly, consunjea his heiiMi, and often is driven iulo wild sppc- ulntions that en.d iu Do lljcy win the approval of l he other sex 1 was the tsteern of runy worthy m.ui_ secured by a slylo pf dress. Ml thai thi.s axlravag-'inco cflccts 'is to gratify yunity. The fjs- lering of one of tno most of hurran vices is '.to- only re.suli of ;thoir spendthrift h ibi's. iMiss Puijiphar plumos herself on having outshone hpr rival jiii laces nt somo grand soiree, or inTnving worn mun, jowcls i.ind thai the eiiiglo, IniTJii hurveal wliich she reaps by tho ekpondilurc of thousands. Can the pampering of such vnuity benefit h'M' or others for such triumphs (is given to diamonds imd dross, arc little fit-ted io bo wives or nioihers, lo be companions for men or, educaOors of children VVjifij Roman matrons sunk lo a similar con- dition, Rome began iVom thai hour to de- cline.1 Forlunruely for our country, howeyer, such painted triflens form'but a spinll minor- Ajas die.- women who whose souls are people abjle, should Local ajid special encouraged, when the object can be[ obtained! by gener- al laws. Such legislation is not jonly local and specinl in i's character, but (frequently act of o.ne session being re- pealed Ijy the net of ibo next, anjd perhaps; replaced by one still- more objectionable, turn, soon shjares ihe (fate- of its predecessor. It crowds the statute book with useless and unnecessary private cdnfusion and unccr- uniformity of prjneiice aud Ihe sessions of' the Legis- lature, nnd increases the! public Our general laws regulating highways and bridges, and provkuii" for the support and employment of ilie poor, consiitulc n well digc'sied svstem for the nccohi'plishmcnt of those and yet, under the system of locql legislaliori herefofore pnjiciiced, we frc-quenily find in townships of the same county, local ibese sub- jects, nol only differing m from ihe general from one Reform ibis regard is require-d, and ihis I res- pccllully ask'your atleuijio'n. of the women however, of A rrie r i ea. U u fo> I u influence on society is greater than tlveir num-bers, fur to Ineir extravagance und vanity isiunited a presump- tion which asserts fur ihc'iinsclves, socially, a superiority over the rest of iheir country- women niid this Superiority, so undeserved, is.conceded to partly because of iheir claim to ii> and plrily because of their lap- parent wealth.. They airy ihus enabfed, practically, give a lone to society at large. In ctly circles less oslunia-tious, in country and even in western farm bouses, their1 extravagancu and vanity is copied, till, iu ihe land, fumales sponJ. jrc ti) irt they .can inppily