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THURSDAY EVENING, JAN. 31, 1861
IT Th extreme lengib of the legislative
proceedings for the past f days, h loded
from our oolumns our usual variety of news.
The eubjecl of dlscusalou, the passage of the
resolution for, Mid the appointment 01 wn
mUalooers to the Wishing ton e inference, nav
log at length been dipGed of to the entire sat.
lefaatlon of Got. Dennison and Beuator vhw
there will not probably be any subject w ex
alt In before -tbe legislature, for some time to
coma, and we may therefore conoluJe that the
Us2!at!e BroeewllnirB will b somewhat cur-
tilled hm-ntfter. i
Tha GoverorJhl.jnqrniDg nominated, and
tha Sanata confirmed the nominations, of s
c t .,.. v.wiHa. V. Hoston, R- Hitch-
oook,F.T. Bacxm, W. S. Gwmmcx and John
C. Wsioht, a Commissioners to wasnwgum
The Public Works.
for the ftrtt Uma thl session we were in th
HaaaaotReoresentatlves a few minutee on yea
tardu afternoon.. A w entered, Dr. SojTr, of
Warren, whom tha correspondent of the Ciocia
nati Cnwavreiol iayi la one of the ablest men in
tha Hoote, waa tpeaking, aLd we learned from
htaremaiWtMbedetslred om information
from tba Board of Publio Worki, aa to whether
tha ravwu of tba Cautle would from thla time
f... VunLlmm In reoMr. No donbt tbe
Board will asear tba member from Warren
..4 timn ontet hii tender conicicnce, that the
Canali can hereafter be made, under their man
...mot.. oalf-auatalning. and that they are
-
nattaaartnin that a handsome revenne can be
derived from them, after paytog tha expenses
of their repair!. '
All that la necesseay, however, for tba mem
bar from Warren to do, ia to look into the an
nual report of tbe Board for tha paet seven
yeare, ta lean that in tha opluion of tbo Board,
tha oaBaea from which the revenne wii from
dtoreaieJ. 1 and tba expenses of
reoairs Increased, weie only temporary, and
that better thing were to be expected from the
Canals, for aaeh next succeeding year, bucn
ha been tha uniform opinion and prediction of
tha Board, but tbo fict have !nvrihly diasl
pa ted all tba hopes expressed and assurances
given by it, from time to time.
Wa would not give a pinch of in off for all the
reports and opinion on this subject, that the
Board ban manufacture, from ton time until
tha adjournment of the General Assembly.
The hcts aa they exist in tbe past official re
port, are tha beet data npbn which to form an
opinion of what may be reasonably expected in
tba fature from the Public Works, under their
present management, and we predict that they
will fail id tbe fature, as tbey have in tha-past,
bat by Increased deficiencies, to keep them
selves !o repair, if left under the present system
of management, by tba General Assembly.
A th member from Warren professes to de
tiro information, and therefore, It la to be pro
earned, does not like to take the trouble and la
bor to look into tha documents to obtain it, and
a thars) may be other member like him, we
will famish them with a table exhibiting tbe
receipts and expenditures, showing the revenue,
and th net earnings or deficiencies, for the nine
years, ending th 15ih of November of each
year, from 1853 to I860, inclusive. It may be
atudied to advantage, and is worth muoh more
upon which to found a correct judgment at thl
Urn, than all tba prophecies, predictions and
promise, that tba Board of Publio Works can
offer. So far a Dr. Soott, of Warren, is con-
earned. It 1 due to frankness to say, that we
have no faith tbt our labor will be of any avail.
Hie object i not, we fear, to obtain information
on which to baso hi action as a member of
th House, but to draw from tbe Board such a
report a may confess and mislead tha House,
and deoeive honoat men as to the Una state of
th ease, and th actual condition and prospects
of the PaWIe Wrk;but still we will give th
fact as they actually exist and here thoy are:
Rtetipti and DUburotmentt ea (As Public Work
tj Cam, rem VK to IBM, incluttvi. '
Saoelpts. Sitbara'mt. Nat lir'nyi. Deflcitl.
IBS! M3,Ml 04 aV,7S tS sS7,llS 13,
1843 4X7.678 41 43S,76 SI 160.090 01
IBS4 474.83 15 311-003 SrO 1,8W U .
jWSS, n T 97 figflS71 H IMiU SI
1M J81.701 87 US7 OS TO.8GS 13
ISM SI 1.848 13 330.4)1 M ' .' S4.6-2S 4J
MM K3.U 33 348,767 41 ', . 85,730 80
183 917,333 Si 3M.387 08 ' , ,. 1W.67T S3
UGO Uii ,931 00 4i,M 44 ll,700 36
With ub fact a these la the official re
word of tha State, accessible to all tha mem
hart, how (illy and nonsensical it is to be wast
. log th' time of th Legislature and sport
with th Interest of th people,by calling upon
th Board to (ay whether they cannot make
' thus work aelf-nitalniog. If it be possible,
why hav they not don so? Last session th
Legislators undertook to, and supposed it had,
reaUtcted th member of the Board in their
expenditure.' It declared in tbe appropriation
aal that there should not be expended during tbe
year, mora than $3,000 per month, over and
abov th tolls. . To osdlnarr mind this
laoguag la th atatut wa supposed to
b a empl . to r restrain , lb ; Board from
any expenditure beyond the limitation in
th lav, ' and . to prohibit tha officers of
Stat , from paying for any work don be
yood th enm - of money stipulated in the
appropriation j act. '. But the. amount paid
out wa actually $119,768 65, moro than th
revenue, to aay nothing of th amount still out
standing of debt contracted during tbe year,
bat which had not been paid at tha and of It.
Th way that waa don, i told by the Comp
troller ea page 6, of .hi report to the Leglala-
1 tor.:. Thstapproptlatloa bill was passed in the
latter part of March, I860, and mad appropria
tions tor th year ending Nov. IS, 1860, and the
flat quarter of 1861. On tha 7th day of Apiil,
th oflloer of Stat gently transferred, by fbat
authority w do not know, $135,000 iron the
General Revenue to th Canal Fund, to pay off
and wlpe out the eices of disbursements over
th receipt en the publio works, up to tbe day
the transfer wa made. . Such being .the fact,
tbe report of the board for this year, does not
ahov accurately th excess of expeadlturee ever
recelptsor the year ending November 15,1880.
The annual report of the Board for tbe year
ending November 15, 1880, now on Dr. Scott's
table, (we suppose) ha some Information in it,
which should not b regarded lightly by the
member ttf th Legislature, wheo taking Into
QUideratioo any report prepared at thl time,
by th Board, ea a, special call, for a special
purpose, and when that purpose Is, a we verily
teUave, to deceive and mislead member in the
diachorgof their dutle. ",," J.y J J' " 1
In the report referred to, 'Mr. jMaa-nHand
file. Cjoar, atk 'appropriation (Including
come unexpended balances; which are claimed
to exist) for tbe support of tbsir twe divisions,
in
a-nonotlng to the sum of $409,391 9U Mr-
Backus h4 mads no estimate for his divission;
but we will suppose it will not be less than $60,
000 when made and it will moat likely exceed!
that sum considerably and this legislature wilt
be called upon to appropiato the sum of $4C9,
391 90, for the suppirt of the Canals for th
next twelve months. It Is to be presumed that
in making their estimates for the annual re
port, Mr., Mati and Mr. Gauukr acted hon
estly and Id good faith,, auj they oanuotnow
undertake to make a report such as Ur. Scott
evidently desiree tbey should, make, without
sadly Impsring their character aa officers for In
tegrity or capacity. "; ; '
To be'lev that the revenues ean be increased
under tha present management, ie to labor un
der a delusion. : The past was in many respect
a most favarable year for oaoal transportation,
and yt ti meet tbe want of the oaoal for this
year, .the revenue j mult (well to what they
wero In -1854, or a sum $60,000 larger than
tbey wt last ; year, a thing that no man be
lieves: "Auditor TiTLia doc not expect th re
ceipts' from the public works the current year, to
exceed the sum of $370,000, and in. tha way that
they have been, and will continue to be mlsman
aged, If the ' Legislature should leave them to
"State management," the estimate of the aud
itor, will, we think, -prove large enough) and if
ao, then the annual, report of the Board (as
suming that it will take $60,000 to take care of
Mr. Bicxos dlvUioo) show that they will re
quire, In addition to the earnings of tbe canals.
aa appropriation from tbe general revenue, of
some $300,000, to keep them up through the
year 1861. And when this large sum is given
and expended, the canals will still be Id a bad
condition, and continue to go to decay, until,
should the policy of tbe last five or six years
prevail for two or three years to come, boats
will be unable to navigate them, and as chan
nels of commerce they will be abandoned.
Tbe effect of the policy which Mr. Scott will
advocate, (lor he will we are quite sure do all
he can to prevent 'the canals from again be
coming eelf-suBtalnlng) is to depress and final
ly destroy the Public Work. Tha Rail Road
Interests of the State, are now, aa they have
been for the past ten years, working to bring
about this result, and the officers of the canals
and such politicians ss Dr. Scott, are dilligent-
iy leoonding their efforts, and if not checked up,
and a new policy adopted, the destruction of this
ooetly and valuable State property, Is as certain
a any thing can b.
[COMMUNICATED.]
The Journal's Dishonesty.
Tbe Ohio Sute Journal, assuming the right
to d'ci&te ibo rciss cf the Republican members
of the State.LegUlature, and to read out of tbe
Republican party such a are disposed to act In
dependectly and to disregard it dictation, few
days since, denounced Messrs. Nigh, Welsh and
others for thoir votes on the resolution to appoint
Commissioners, and charged them with combin
ingwltbthe Democracy to defeat thcRepublican
party. Sine then, a lew or tbe peu of the Jour
nal In the Senate and House of Represent Uivee,
voted against the appointment of Commission
ers, and againBt the almost nnanimous vote of
tbe Republican party, and the Journal pats tbem
on the.back and administers no word of reproof
for tbe course taey saw lit to pursue.
The Journal, ever since last winter, bas done
all In Its power to distract and disorganise tbe
Reoublican party, by denouncing some of the
best men in tbe Legislature a nominal fc6-
lieaos, and by neglecting ntopportunity to plaoe
tbem In a raise position Derore tne country. It
ia well for the party that the Journal has but a
limited circulation in Ohio, and that its editori
als, as a general thing, are characterlxed by
weakness ana puerility.
Tbe Speaker of the House of Represents-
Uvea voted yesterday with the Democracy, on
theSenate'a amended resolution to appoint
Commissioners, and in opposition to the entire
Republican vote in tne House; and yet, 1 ven
ture the assertion that the Journal will not take
Mr. Parsons to task for thus opposing tbe policy
ot the Republican party. Tbe same la true of
Messrs. Cox and Garfield in the Senate. Cox,
Garfield and Parsons are not "Mrniinai" tbev
are the pets of Chase, and the Journal Is but
the echo of tne Uhate interest.
This morning, tbe Journal take peculiar
pleasure in boosting Garfield np and misrepre
senting Harrison, in Its comments upon the
"passage at arms" between those gentlemen,
yesterday in the Senate- This attempt on the
part of tbe Journal to dictate to tbe Republican
members of the Legislature, and to read men
out of the party at the bidding of the Chase
dynasty, will be treated with that contempt
which such assumption deserves, by all conserv
ative and high-minded Bopublican in every
part of tbe State. Had the Republican party
in the Northern State taken tbe position last
winter, which Mr. Harrison and other Repub
licans took, and shown Dy their acts that trater
nal retard for tbe South, which th$ Radical
Chau School, now, profeto, the grave diffloultiee
and dangers which beset us, and threaten the
overthrow of our Government, would have been
averted, and the South would have been con
vinced that our professions of loyalty to the
Union are sincere. But tbe UnaseJeuraa( wing
of the Republican party, while professintt loy
alty to the South in windy declamations, never
will by their official act$, as Mr. Harrison truth
fully said, show that their professions are hon
est, and that are sincere in what
REPUBLICAN.
OHIO LEGISLATURE.
ADJOURNED SESSION.
ADJOURNED SESSION. IN SENATE.
WEDNESDAY, January 30, 1861.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
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olots:
a substitute, and made tbe following points
1. There are but two modes of reaching and
investigating tba troubles of tbe country. Tbe
one Is the mode of tbe secessionists, by calling
Irregular conventions and letting them assume
powers committed to the federal Government
as belonging to the States collectively. Tbe
other is tbe constitutional mode, by aotlon of
the proper ana legitimate authorities.
By tbe first mode, amendments to the Con
titutioa may be dictated in a revolutionary way;
by tbe second, they may be submitted to tbe
people in a lawful way.
9. The proposal of Virginia ia substantially
tne secessionist pian. it proposes a uonventioo
whose action, if of any authority at all, will
supervene tbe course fixed by the Constitution,
by dictating to (Jougrees in advance what amend'
ments shall be submitted to tbe people.
3 Beside tbe foregoing objeotion the Conven
tion is highly objectionable for other reasons:
A called it cannot be a full representation of
the state, me aay nxea lor it br Virginia is
10 early a one that it necessarily excludes all
distant states, especially uaiuornia and Oregon
Iron participation, ana practically exclude ma
ny others. ' It calls totretber at Washington an
exicted crowd from Maryland and Virginia at
the very time when tbe safety of the Federal
capital demands that no unusual ooneourse of
strangers from the South should have a pretext
lor gathering there. If unreasonable and load
misaable propositions are Insisted on by South
ern Commissioners, the rejection of tbem will
give the opportunity wbiob secessionists in Vir
glnia notoriously design, of exciting aa attack
upon the Capitol before tbe 4th of March. -
4th. Our acceptance of the invitation com
mits us in honor to compromises by change of
tne Constitution In aome form, and this we
ougbt not to consent to or even oonelder, until
tbe law are so far respected that the new ad
ministration il peaceably inaugurated
5th. Tbe only question between tbe States
is, shall the id'crlty in the legitimate means
provided by the Constitution, control tbe policy
of the country, or shall armed rebellion dictate
to the victorious majority constitutional cbaogee
which shall guarantee to tbe minority the con
trol which majorities have hitherto exerolsed:
other words, shall tbo fundamental nrlnolnle
our Repvbllcan government be subverted 7
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Against snob a change Dpmcorets and Re
publicans are equally boupd to strive
6. It is our duty to speak frankly to the
southern states on these point and not deoleve
them as to our position. We cannot agree to
compromise until tbe laws shall have been vin
dicated by the inauguration af Lincoln. After
that, ia a constitutional way we ean give the
matter candid attention, and lee that proposi
tus from ths south are fairly acted upon.
It ia high time that we began to look danger
in the lace and measure it extent. Disunion
with consequent war are terrible things, but
more fearful and terrible to a free people is a
ion of liberty and honor. Without the South
we should still be a great and powerful nation
knit by the closest ties of blood, of language, of
uaDiu, 01 eaucanon, ana something wnioa con
stitutes nationality, bat with the fundamental
prinolple of Democratic representative govern
ment destroyed, and a minority made supreme,
we should have no government or Union worth
saving.
We should combine eaultv with firmuew
state honestly tbe differences between us snd
our neighbors, see If any solution consistent
with principles cau be made, and make it in a
manner legitimate and constitutional when re
bellion has been quelleo, or at least the new
administration surelv launched.
Mr. MOORE aaid doubtless wheo the Sena
tor dies, bia epitaph will be, here lies one who
wa tue only embodiment orcondor and frank-
ness. He seems to assume that tbe rest of us
are a kiod of mongrel breed with no honeety,
It seems to me that tbe legal maxim that be
who comes into court for justice noil himself
come with olean hand, U hue policy. Let us
look at the past. Last year, when aome of these
event surrounded m, there waa a bill iotioduotd
by Air. Harrison, designed to produce harmony
uu Keep wa oeaea wun our uesgboors. now
was that bill treated t It was sneered at as un
necessary. But when tbe sky ie oloudy aad
dark, some men do not seem willing to fly to the
rescue of tbia glorious Uniou. In God's name
let us stand by it. I fear there are some among
us wno preier their party to tneir country,
When our cuuutry is gone, I have no more to
live for. Friends and Senators, tbe country la
in danger. I ask joa to pause In God'a name
before it is to late to act. Tbe danger ia at our
very aoore. Let the seotimeot or every Seoa
tor be" Liberty aad Union, ooa and bmeparable,
now ana lorever."
While Mr. COS was pekin:, Mr. Uarri
son in reply to a quasiloa iu raapoute to one.
said distinctly, "1 am In favor of the border
state compromise aa a mode ot adjostiog our
difficulties."
Tbe question recurring upon Mr. COX'S
eubstitute it waa lost, Messrs- Cox and Parish
only voting In ihe affirmative, Mr. Laskey ab
sent 00 Ware. Yeaa 32. nas 3.
Mr. JUNES asked a division of tbe Question
"on the motion to strike out tbe resolutions
from tbe House."
Mr. PARISH said the question waa
upon
agreeing to the report of tbe Committee.
Mr. HAKKlbUiH concurred in ibis view.
Tbe President ruled that the motion to auike
out was properly taken, and tbe motion ca
ried.
Those who voted in the affirmative were
Messrs. Breck, Brewer, Bjoar, Collins, Cox,
Cuppy, Cummin, rishtr, Garfield, Glass,
Harsh, McCall, Monroe, Morse, Parish, Potts,
Potwio, Smith, Sprague, Stanley, SO.
Those who voted in tbe negative were
Messrs. Eaton, Ferguson, Foster, Harrison,
Holmes, Jones, Key, Moore, Newman, Orr,
Perrill, Ready, Scbleich, add White, 14.
Tbe question recurrliog upon inserting th
report or tbe committee an amen led by Mr.
Monroe, it was agreed to. -Those
who voted in tba affirmative were:
Messrs, Breck, Brewer, Bonar, Collins, Cox. j
Cuppy, Cummins, Fisher, Garfield, Glass,
(larsh, Jones, MoUall, Monroe, Pariah, rotte,
Potwln, Ready, Smith, bjragne, Stanly, 22.
I hose who voted in tbe negative were:
Messrs. Easoo, Ferguson, Footer, Harrison.
Holmes, Key, Moore, Newmon, Orr, Perrill,
achieich, ana White, i.
The ouestion recurrlnc noon the adoption of
tne report as amended, mr. uarneid oiiered tbe
following substitute for tbe last resolution of
tbe series, vis:
Raoloti, That In tbe opinion of the Genera!
Assembly, the Commissioners should not meet
till atter the Inauguration of tbe administra
tion, and tne Lommisaionora to be appointed by
tbe Governor, are Instructed not to go into the
propooea uonventioa until atter that time
Mr. GARFIELD sustained the resolution up
on tbe ground that it was our duty to see to it
that tne expressed win 01 the constitutional ma
jority of tbe people should be vindicated by in
suring the inauguration of the President elect
according to law, and that it waa wrong and
cowardly to permit tbe efforts of traitors and
rebels to interpose against it. He desired Ohio
to express her opinions openly upon this subject.
tier people are lor tne Union. They are uncon
scious of having dose anything wrong, and tbey
are oouna to see that tne laws shall be enforced
at every hazard, and we should see to It that
nothing shall be done to embarrass the President
elect. I be object of his amendment was to pro
vide against this, and he thought it due to tbe
people that tbe Commissioners should not be au
thorized to meet Virginia in conference until af
ter the inauguration.
Mr. GARFIELD then went Into the general
subject at length, asserting substantially th
views expressed oy mm yesteraay,
Mr. HARRISON was understood to charge
tne senator irom rortage with Having express
ed view of a disunion charaotcr. Tbey at
least were in strange contrast with the eloquent
speech made by bim last winter, when, a chair
man or the committee appointed by tbe Ohio
Legislature, be proceeded to Louisville and In
vited the Legislature of Kentuoky and Ten
nessee to be our guest. "It wa ao eloquent
speech, admirably expressed; he would read
it," and Mr. H- proceeded to read it with fin
declamatory effect, oommendlng the ardent
Union sentiments ot tbe gentTbian to hi pres
ent attention.
Mr. GARFIELD thanked hi friend for revi
ving that speech. He thanked him for reading
It with hi peculiar and effective emphasis. He
bad not hoped that bis bumble effort would ever
1 1 . t a.
nave oeen reaa to sucn an audience. Me was
glad be revived bis reoolleotlon of his sentl
ments upon that occasion. He would say that
. -
now ne enaorsea every wora ana every senti
ment of that speech. But if tbe gentleman
(Mr. Harrison) was proud of bis own record
upon that subject, be (Mr- Garfield) had every
reason 10 oe more proua 01 nis.
If be recollected aright, tbe gentleman from
ladlson then sitting in hi seat, voted against
ne invitations 01 uuo, to our brethren from
entucky and Tennessee, fur whom be now ex
presses so much sympathy. Hs voted against
tbe proposition in every form, while we were
cordially extending our hospitality to our South
ern guest he shut the door of hospitality In
their laoes; and refused them the very courtesy
wnicn ne now invoaee. tie (Mr. u.) would re
peat that be was proud of that speech. He r-
iolced be bad made it. There was no word in
it inconsistent witb bis present position. He had
never aaid anything inconsistent with It. But
while dwelling upon courtesy and hospitality,
gouuemeu musi do minuiui 01 rignt ana jastioe.
Tbe State of Oblo bad done nothing wrong to
the South, but she is asked now to do that
which would Imply tbatsbe had done wrong.
He intended, so far as be was concerned, that
She snouia discharge her wbole duty. If our
Commissioners are not prohibited from dolog
that which will hare a tendency to defeat the
will of the people by embarrassing the Inaugu
ration, be would vote against the wool
scheme. .
Mr. HARRISON replied that his record wa
consistent. He opposed tbe invitation of- Ken
tucky and 1 ennessee. He waa ooDoaed to tax
ing- the people for .such purpose while the
Treasury was in a depleted condition, and be
bad nothing to regret. At the time that
question was pending be had charged that the
Invitation waa Inslnoere. It was meant to de
ceive and cajole. Tbe eloquent language tbe
gentleman naa usea 10 this speech was notsueb
language as be uses at borne. Therefore hi
sentiments on that occasion were not sincere.
And be bad proposed last session to test that
sincerity by introducing a bill to preserve the
peace between us una our southern neighbor.
Gentlemen on tbe other side had opposed that
bill and defeated it, thus establishing the alle
gations he had made. . ..
Mr. COX replied eubitantlally that that bill
belonged in tbe category with measures pro
posed by gentlemen who professed to be Repub
licans, which do not accord witb Republican
sentiments. If the gentleman wished to com
pare record with us, be (Mr Cox) was prepared
to enter upon the subieot. He and his' friend
had cpressed no sea tl meets antagonistic with
the sentiments of the Senator from Portage at
Liouisviue. 1 nose were proper lentlment for
a ieetlv occasion, aad they were sincere. Tbe
sentiments they have since uttered were upon 1
questions involicg right and justice. While we
sinoerety extended our welcome to Kentuoky.
and Tennessee, we do not violate our lan
guage en that occasion, or ihow any loslnoerl
ty, by defending now those which we regard
prlaoiples of right and justice. - , . - .
Mr. MONROE said that it now seemed a
fitting time to resoue tbe poor resolution from
the wreck- of splintered lances.i While he
stood In the field of battle surveying broken
weapons and th wound inflioted in a gallant
Eassag at arm ia which each gallant a-avalier
ad don hi best dsvoir, each rending shafts
which drove home, and eaoh exulting in. con
sciousness of manly powers, be would staunch
the wounds, and Interpose the flag of peaoe by
offering these poor resolution to tbe final con
sideration of their friends.
The question reeurrinr noon Mr. Garfield's
euDstiiuie it waa lost, vixt
Those who voted in the affirmative were
Messrs. Cox, Garfield, Morse, Parish, Stan
ley 5-- ' - ' - .
Those who voted in the negative were
Messrs. Breck, Brewer, Bonar, Collins, Cup
py, Cummins, Eason. Ferguson, Fisher, Foster,
Garfield. Glass. Harrison. Harsh. Holmes.
Jones, Key, MoCall, Honroe, Moore, Newman,
urr, rerriu, rotta, fotwln, Ready, ucnieico,
smith, Bprague, and White 2S. ' -
ibe question recurring on tbe report a
amended, Mr. Holmes asked adlvlsiou ot the
queation. '
The ehalr ruled that the question I not dt
visible.
Those who voted in tha affirmative were :
Messrs. Breck, Brewer. Bonar, Collin. Cuppy
Cummin, Eason, Furguaon, Fisher, Foster,
Ghat Harrison, Parish, Holmes, Jooes, Key, Mc
Call, Monroo, Moore, Morse, Parish, ferril,
Potts, Pt r win, Ready, Schleicb, Smith, Spragne,
aianiey ana wnue 3U.
Those who voted in the negative were
Messrs. Cox, Garfield, Newman 3.
Mr. NEWMAN voted no because he xotild
get no dlviaion on the question.
Mr. ORR waa excused from voting, on sub-
etantlally similar grounds. He said be would
like to vote for some of them and not for othere.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
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"an act to Danish certain offenses therein uam
ed," passed March , 1831, was read a , third
time, when
Mr. BURK explained tbe object of tbe bill to
oe to punish toe resistance of mayor ana mar
abal of villages, and certain other otfioers of
police, or any oppression by tbem under color
of office, as well aa justices of tbe peace, consta
bles, etc 1 etc.
Mr. WOODS opposed th passage of the bill,
as not nccsssary at tbia time.
Tbe vote waa then called on th passage of
toe otii, wheo there wero 31 yeas and ib nays.
90 the Dill lallea to pass.
S. B. 174 To punish the crime of having
conntarleit bank notee or coin in possession.
with intent to pass tbe same was read a third
time, wnen
Mr. VINCENT said be thought tbe same
reason existed why this bill sh mid not
pass as for not passing tbe one just voted npon.
ne reierrea to the present statute on ' tne sub
ject, which .he thought already sufficient for
all practical purposes.
Mr. rLvn is explained that tbe bill sup
plied an niatus in the present law on tbe sub
ject- ..... - . .
Mr. muaiAJN supported tbe bill, and cl
ted a'cese tbat it met.
Mr. ANDREWS opposed the bill as unneces
sary, and concurred with Mr. Vincent.
Mr. CONVERSE contended tbat the bill was
important to perfect the means of punishing the
possession of counterfeit money. ,
Mr: WUUD3 concurred in urcing tbe pas
sage of the bill as important aud necessary.
Mr. VORIS took the same position, contend
log that the present statute were not sufficient
to punish all cases of possesjlon of counterfeit
money.
Mr. VINCENT moved that the bill be indef
initely postponed, which motion was disagreed
to, when
The Bill waa passed-yea S3, nay SC.
Mr. 8TIERS rose to a question of privilege,
and resd from the Cincinnati Enquirer a state
ment of the vote on Mr. Parrott's resolutions, in
which be is represented as voting as a Republi
can, which he wished understood not to be the
case.
Mr. BROWNE, of Miami, rose to a question
of privilege and read from tbe Cincinnati Ga
tttte a statement tbat he had voted fur Mr. Par
rott's amendment, which be said waa untrue.
He voted steadily against the resolutions as long
aa they occupied tbe position of an amendment,
but when tbe amendment bad been adopted, un
der tbe previous question, he bad no alternative
lelt bim.
The following bills were introduced and read
a first time:
H.B. 320, by Mr, CRUM To regulate and
limit the fees and salaries of County Treasur
ers. II. B. 321. by Mr. HITCHCOCK-To pro
vide for keeping water course and rivers clear
01 oostruciions, lor tne preservation or health.
The SPEAKER of tbe House signed S. B
189 To amend the act for the surrender of
turnpike and plank road.
The standing committee on the Militia, to
whom was referred the petition of R. T. Spaul
ding, Daniel Tilden. and other citizena of Cuy
ahoga county, praying for tbe establishment of
a volunteer force ot iu,uuu men, respectfully re
port mat, in weir judgment, tbe same is inad
missible; and tbat the force contemplated by
H.B. No. 146, as amended in the Senate, is
sufficient for all the exigencies that may arise
in time 01 peace, toreatening tbe domestio or
dor othe State.
The Committee having also had under consid
eration the petitions of A. Parsens and others,
citizens or noes county, and of H. Lee. Ander
son, and other citizen of Muskingum county,
praying ror cnange in the present laws to
authorize companies to uniform a they please,
report tbat the uniform now in use Is plain and
economical and serviceable, and that it would be
unwise ana ruinous to all proper military organ-
ixations whatever, to make any change, oren
coora:ethe extravagance and passion for ex
treme snow, which would attend any departure
irom toe wen oraerea ana well regulated system
existing-
Your committee ask to be discharged from
inn iunucr coosiueration OI Said petitions.
A B MONAHAN.
WM.J.FLAGG.
WM. S.WOOD.
- R. HUTCHE30N.
J.H. JOLI.V.
Mr. WOODS, from the Judiciary committer
reported baek H. B. 28 3 To provide for mak
ing deeds in certain cases, for land purchased of
inn DHw-ian lae oiii was ordered to be read
a tbira time to-merrow. . , .1
tit. KRUM, from tbe committee on Agricul
ture, reported uacx a. a xji ia exempt coun
ty and district .agricultural fair grounds from
taxatloa, with on amendment whioh was agreed
to, when th bill wa ordered to be read a third
time to-morrow. . . . j ,.
Mr. PLANTS, from the committee on School
and School Lands, reported H. B. 61 Relative
to Teacher Institutes, when tbe bill was laid
npon tne taoie.
Kt. rLANTs, from the same committee,
rvpurm aursneiy ta tne resolution ot Mr. My.
ere, asking for tbe abolition of School BoanU
Mr. PLANTS, from tbe same committee, re
ported baok H. B. 219 To provide for and re
gelate School Libraries with certain amend
ments, wnicn were agreed to, when th bill
was oraerea to be read a third time to-mor-rew.
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The committee on Finanoe reported back II.
. bo 10 authorize county treasurers In cer
tain oases to collect taxes when tbe bill was
referred to Mr. Pearce aa a (elect committee.
The committee onSohool and School lands,
reported adversely to tb petition of sundry cit
iten of Ames township ia Athens county, for a
distribution of the school fund. - -
Me. HITCHCOCK, from tbe committee on
Temperance, reported back H. B. 161 To pre
vent the adulteration of alobolle liquor with
amendmeute which was ordered to be printed,
In connection with the bill, -
Mr. FLAGG, from tbe select committee to
whom waa referred H. B. 7-Relatlng to tbe ten
per cent law reported a bill whioh was ordered
to be printed.
Mr. WOODS from the Judiciary commltta to
whom wee referred a resolution in relation ta
certain alleged omission from Swaa and Critcb
field's Statutes, report tbatt Tbe aot of March
16, I860, regulating auction aalas. and tha not
of March, 18, 186.9-relatlng to auction sale in
Hamlltone . ounty, are omitted from the volume
Inqueetlon,endhavnot beea repealed. But
they are omitted, because they are are contra
vened by th Constitution adopted In 1850, Th
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omitted.
Mr. BALDWIN nnal fram errlnrcn
the committee on publio works, and Mr. Soott,
Af Wsstan InlUI niari h a n ana A- J
v i misui nyuviussu W till yiavvi V
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mr. otui i, ot warren, onerea a resolution -
enquiring fo the board of publio works, If in
their opinion the publio works oan me made self-
sustaining during tbe coming fiscal year, which
was laid on tne taoie ror discussion. ' :
- The SPEAKER laid before the Houst a 00m
munlcation from the Governor covering a cor
respondence ol llou.- R.' Leete, Attofney .eat-
ployed by tbe State In the case ol the Polly
Negroes, kidoapped '.from Lawrence county t
which was ordered to be printed.
Mr. STOUT offered a resolution inquiring It
oertaln trade oan be taught in the Asylum for
the Deaf and Dumb, which was laid over for
discussion. '' ' ., t t
Mr. PATTERSON offered a resolution which
was adopted enquiring of tbe oommlttee on
retrenchment if the office of county Infirmary
Direotor could not be discontinued aud'lts duties
nerformed bv the couutv commissioners.
On motion of Mr. BROWNE, of Miami, the
resolution providing for the appointment of a
committee to proceed to Indianiipoli and meet
-tbe 1'resident elect wnen on bis way to Wash
ington, and escort him into this city, was taken
up, when
Mr. WOODS moved that the Houeo adjourn,
on which tne yeas andd nays were demanded,
and resulted yeas 34, nays 47..
A oall of the House was then had, when ninety-four
member answered to their osmee, when
all further proceedings under the call were dis
pensed with.
Mr. PLANTS said be would vote for the
reslution appointing tbo committee, but bo felt
bound to oppose any appropriation, aod he
Would therefore more to strike out the resolu
tion providing tor an appropriation to pay tfie
expenses, as be thought tbe glory would pay.
This motion wa agrsed to.
Mr. KRUM moved to amend tbe first reso
lution by striking out Indianapolis, and Insert
ing Cincinnati.
' Mr. MUSSON moved to further amend by
inserting the Columbus depot.
Mr. HUGHES called for a division of the
question on striking out, when Indianapolis was
stricken out.
Mr. BROWNE, of Miami, opposed tbe mo
tion to strike out. '
Mr. MONAHAN wss in favor of the oom
mlttee as an act of respect.
Mr. MUS3UIN said be did not mean any ais-
resnect to Mr. Lincoln; but he wanted to pro
tect bim from tbe bore wlth'whloh he would be
beset, If bis coming wero advertized by such a
display and parade; and to dispose of tbe mat
ter, be moved to lay the subject ou the tablo,
which motion waa lost
Mr. HILLS moved to reconsider the vote on
striking out Indianapolis.
Mr. BLAKESLEE supported tbe reconsider
ation and the appointment of tbe committee.
Tbe motion to reconsider was agreed to,
when tbe word Indianipolit was restored.
Mr. VORIS said he knew of no publio con
siderations, though there might be some pri
vate ones. Aod be understood that Kr. Lin.
cola did not desire it.
Mr. ANDREWS said he had opposed tbeclec
tion of Mr. Lincoln, and expected to oppose bis
administration; but he deemed it eminently
proper, at tbls time, to show that we know how
to respect the President elect ol tun Uuiled
States.
Mr. STOUT concurred in the remarks of Mr.
Andrew. He said his county had given eigh
teen hundred malority against Mr. Lincoln; and
if it was to do over sgain they would give dou
ble tbat number; but if they were to vote on
Ibis resolution tbey would all vote to pay this
respect to tbe President elect, who 1 not to be
tha President ot tne itepuolican party, but ot
the whole country.
After some remarks, in a pleasant way, the
xeeolution was agreed to yeas oj, nayavo.
Mr. WOODS moved that messages from the
Senate be taken up.
Air. VINCENT moved that the House ad
journ, on which the yeas and nays were do
mnnded and resulted yeas 34 nays 3.
Mr. DAVIS, said he would vote forth reso
lution, witb the understanding tbat no appro
priation was to be made under it
Mr. KRUM made the same explanation.
Mr. BROWNE, of Miami, moved that the
House take a recess till ten o'clock A. M., to
morrowon which the yea and nays wero de
mended, and resulted yeas 45, nays 49.
Mr. VORIS moved tbat the House do now
adjourn, which was atsagreed to yeas 26, nays
e.
A call of tbe House wa ordered, when 72
me tubers answered to their names- -
The House then took a reoess till half-patt
ven o'ciock this evening. '
cvtmno szsaioN, 7:30 r.ti
Mr. WOODS moved the previous question on
bis motion to take ap the messages from the
eenate, wnicn was scconaca by nve mem
bers.
Mr. STE ADMAN demanded a call of th
House, when 89 members answered to their
titmes.
The Sergeaut-at Arms was then dispatched
or tne absentees.
On motion of Mr. McCUNE, all further
proceedings under the call were dispensed
wun.
Tbe message from the Semte were then ta
ken up, and tbe Senate's amendment to the
House resolutions of yesterday, offered by Mr
rsrroii. - . .
Mr. WOODS then moved the trevious auea
tion on agreeing to tbe Senate's amendment,
wnicn was sustained yeas 03, nays 34,
Tbe question being bn agreeing to tbe Sen
ate's amendment, .
Mr. WOODS demanded a division of the
question. .
Thjs vote was then called on the first reeolu
tion of the amendment, (lor which see Senate
proceedings,) which resulted yeas 52, nays
Mesrrs. Wright, of Hamilton, and Jooes of
Hamilton, and Dickey, Democrats, voted In
the alhrmative. ,
The vote was then token oa tbe second res?
lutloo, wbicb resulted yeas 51, nays 4G.
Tboee who voted In tbe affirmative, were
Messrs. Baldwin, Blakealee, Browne, of Mi
ami, Bruff, Burr, Buss, Carter, Choate, Clapc,
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wuuver, vux, jLTaTis, jjivaey, uore, naaaow,
Humilton. Hiw-rlrlr. Hilli. HitMimok Mo-ir
Jolly, Jones, of Seneca, Kennedy, Krum, Mc
Clung, McCune, McGavran, McPberson, Mon-
anan, Muaeon, Migb, rarrott, risnta, Rees, of
Morrow, Reid, Rokeubrod, Scitti of Jefferson.
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ctu.1, or warren, Dears, oquire, stedmau
Stubbp, Thompson, of Summit, Trimble, Vin
cent, Voris, Walker, Watt, Welsh, Wood,
ngui, oi warren. r 1
Those who voted in the negative. ter
Messrs. Androws, Blecker, Browne of Put
nam, Carlisle, Cbase, Converse, Cory, Devore,
rem,, risgg, uamoie. Mouse, Hughes,
uuiouewn , j hcoos, j essup, j onas, Jones or Ham -II
ton, McConnell. McSchooler, Moore. Myers.
Noble, Ogle, Parr, Patterson, Pearce, Power,
neea ui rranitiin,-iteisiiiger, Jtogers, obaw,
8kinner, 8lusser, Snyder, Siisrs, btout, Tauny
hill, Taylor, Thompson of Perry, Weatcolt.
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una, rr inner, wooas. wrient or Hnmiitnn
fpvvKvr. - ...
Mr. BURR moved a reconsideration of th.
vota dv wnicn the last reaolutiou arUnri
He said he had looked witb distrust upon thia
wbole movement; did not believe an mod
could result from tbe proposed Convention, but
icareuevu. ne naa no ou sot Ion . boesm,. in
appointing Commissioners to a Convention of
tne ctates to meet at a proper time to consult
with regard ta 1111 triivtncn nrhinh ....
State think she ha cause to complain. But
could never consent to treat uoou n .)
basts as that proposed by Virginia. He wonld
have eonsented to vote for tbe resolution, if the
second could have been so changed as to say
explicitly that the proposed basis waa inadmis
sible on the part of Ohio. If Commissioners
to be appointed, as proposed, he preferred
most decidedly that the appolutmer.t should. be
mad by the Governor.
ut we nave bad tbe previous question lorced
upon as, without being permitted to even make
suggestion, with regard to tbe language of
resolutions, . Under these, circumstances be
voted against tbe resolutions, and only for
second for the purpose of moving a re
consideration. ' , - ... '-rf.'t
Mr. HERRICK, voted for tbe resolution, but
so with great reluctance, thinking tbat there
would result but very little good from It- He
protected against the commissioners from Ohio,
conferring with any commissioner from those
8tsteathat had seceded from the Union; and
taken the fort and arsenals- that belonged to
general government, for tbey were traitors
the government a much a our Benedict
Arnold wait and with ,nou wished to hold
intereouse,nntll they become loyal to the
Union,'
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: Mr. WOOD moved to lay the motion of Mr.
Biirr, to reoonsider, en the table.
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, Mr. THOMPSON, of Perry, moved that tbe I
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IN SENATE.
THURSDAY, January 31th, 1861—10 A. M.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS.
Mr SMITH presented the petition of Elijah
Thron and 46 other citizen of sub distriot No.
9, of Ross township, Greene county, asking that
measures be taken to abolish all dialingtioua
Id constitutional right, founded upon sex.
Als9, the petition ol Mary u 1 noro, ana oi
other citizens of sub distriot No. 9, Ross town
ship. Green county, on the subieot of property
rights of married women, which wei e referred to
the select committee on that subject...
. Mr. McCALL presented the petition of Jane
D. McNeelv. and 50 other citizens of Hope
Dule, Harrison county ,on the subject of property
rights of women; .; K .1, t
Also, of Edwin Kessal and SG others, on the
same subjeot, which were referred to the select
fiommittco on thitt subject.
Mr. GARFIELD presented the petition of
Mrs. Sarah Llndsej und 16 other citizen of
Summit couutv i '' ' ,'.
- Also, of Catharine North and 44 other cit!
zens of Summit county, praying for a law to
establish propeity rights in married women
which were tofeired ta tbe select committee on
tbat subiect.
By Mr. FERGUSON from 1201) citizens of
Ciuoinnati,' asking amendment of -the assign
ment law, to preier claims oi laborers. Kulcr
red to Judiciary Committee.
SECOND READINGS.
' Bv Mr. GARFIELD. S. B. 211 "To vuniih
trtaion" wnoie.
By Mr. MOORE, S.B 212 -Making it un
lawful for any person within the jurisdiction of
Ohio, to procure or assist any person owing ser
vice by the laws of the United States, to escape
luto another State Whole. "
S. B 213 To amend sections 1 and 5 of the
act of April 4tb, 1859, prescribing Ibo duties of
county Auditors Whole.
II. B 274 To securo to churches and other
voluntary associations tbe benefits of tbeir
records Judiciary.
' H. B. 29 Amending the act' of April 15tb,
1857, to preserve the puilty of elections Eieo
tions. .
ORDERS.
-A communication was received from tbe Sec
reUry of State, In reply to a resolution of in'
quiring concerning Kevisea statutes judicia
ry Com m mitt ee.
Also, a oommunioatioa from the Fund Com
missioners, concerning tbo claim of Bartlott and
Smith. Judiciary.. .
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
Mr.' SPRAGUE, : from the Enrolling Com
mlttee, reported the enrolmeut of sundry bill j
aud resolutions.
Mr. BONAR, from tbe Militia Committee,
reported b-;k S. B. 1U5, (Keserved Militia bill)
wlib sundry amendment!, iteierreo to tne ju
diciary Committee. '
A joint resolution wna.receivea irom tne nouse,
authorizing tee appointment oi aoommittce to
wait upon Mr. Lincoln at Indianopolis.and Invite
htm to visit iiOiumDus, en route mr uuingiou.
Tbe blank was filled with three (Committee)
nd the resolution wss adopted.
Messrs. Foster, Kewman,and Oir, voted nay,
the others yea.
Mesjrs. Monroe, Cuppy and Holme?, were ap
pointed said Committe. !
- The President signed tbo conference rosalu
tions. Mr. GARFIELD offered a resolution instruct
ing the Judiciary Committee to inquire and re
port whether there Is any general law on our
Statute books under which a Savings Bank can be
established and if not, that tbey report on tbe
propiety ot enacting suoh a law. Agreed to.
Mr. JONES from tbe Judiciary Committee
reported in favor of the Indefinite pestponement
ol H. B. No. 72: For tho protection of suritles
in certain cases.
Mr. READY moved the relerrenoe to a spe
cial committee of three. Carried yeas 20,
nays 13. . Messrs. Ready, More and rcrguson
SPECIAL ORDER.
Tbe bill to repeal the second section of the
law of 1857 to prevent kidnapping was taken up,
the question being on its engrossment.
On motion of Mr. KEY, tbe bill waa referred
to a Select committee Mr. Cox.
Mr. SCHLEICH moved to take up the araal
carnation bill. "Agreed to.
Mr. McCALL considered tho bill unnecessary
and a fire-brand designed to make trouble. Ho
sees no tendency to intermarriage botween tbe
races. Tbe bill was designed to place the Re
publican party in a Ulse position. It was un
dignified and unbecoming la any geatlemau to
oner such a Din. let tie would vote ror it be
cause by refusing his motives would be ralscon
etrued. .
Mr. CUPPY moved to postpone it until the
lant Monday of lebruary, In order to give Sen
ators an opportunity to consider it Senator
whose habits and ambition bad deprived them
or tne moans oi examining into tbe alleged ev
il wbioh it iti said this bill Is designed to cor
rect. - , . .
Mr. READY opposed the reference, and
thought we might as well face the mnsio. He
could not see any good to result irom the bill.
There sre but two side. Those who are not in
favor of it must be In favor of amelgation. He
would not have introduced It, but we have to set
upon it and ho though . it best to dispose o f it
now.
Mr JONES hoped better reason for voting
for tbe bill would be ttated. He never would
voto for a bill because Democrat might
say one thing or another about it. 'He
thought tbcre were better reasons for it
than bad been assigned. We have the power
to ssy who shall marry.. This Is a question of
policy We have restricted marriage in certain
cases to avoid the evils of marriage contrary to
the good of society. - This bill comes within
tbat catagory. Such intermarriages bavo oc
curred In this State aud the result Is prejudi
cial to society, aod there is no good reason why
tbo practice should not be' prohibited by law.
He aid not accept the theory tbat the passage
of a law tends to provoke crime. II couttnded
there bad been higher law legislation against
tbia .evil, and be thought enacting such a
statute would be withiu tbe line of Bate prece
dent. Mr. Jones did not ciro for the political
bearing of the question.
' Mr. STANLEY agreed wither. Readythat
tlih bill should be put through. He was inclin
ed to favor hi Democratic friends. - They seem
ed to be all In favor of this bill, and if it will
benefit tbem,' we ought to humor them. There
bad been a case of this kin in the Demooratio
party in hi district. He had desired to keep
tbe party pure if possible, aud for this reason
ue wouia vote lor it.
Mr. McCALL explained tbat by hie remark
upon tbe partlzansideof the auestiod. he meant
tost tne itepubiioiu bay been charged witb
Deing isvorabie to social equality with tbe ne
gro. Now tbey are unanimously opposed to It
But to prevent tbe Democrats from taking luoh
advantage ol the Kepublloan party wbicb party
believed waa more devoted tbau any other to
tne interest ot tbe state, ne would vote for It,
He knew the thing wa divlsed by tbe Demo
orats for party purpose, and he was determined
they shall not take any advantage of our de
fault. Tbe bill would not do any barm and he
wooia vote yea. -
Mr. PARISH opposed tbe bill on substantial-
the same reasons he, assigned when the bill
WSJ OD a fow days aco. I He waa entlrel on-
posed to Intermarriage of the races, and espe
cially against illicit intercourse. He had no
fear of liog called an amalgamatlonist. If ho
lived in Kentucky or Virginia he would vote for
sucn a Din where there is real neeeaaiiy ror it.
But In Ohio where there Is no necessity for It,
would not consent to libel the State. - If the
Democrats will infer from bis vote that be is an
amalgamatlonist, be hoped they wonld permit
ntm to Inter that tney are in aanger ot sucn in
termarriages, aud wish to b protected. '.
Mr. riSHbK. larorea postponement. ne
opposed the bill because he didn't believe In
legislation upon mattors of taste. The bill tax
a man's taste for a particular object. -You
might as well tax a man for wearing a black or
white hat. : If I wanted a black wife 'I
wouldn't let her go for tbe paltry sum of $50,
If I didn't wan't her, I wouldn't take her
with $50. - The bill I insufficient. If a man
wants to Violate the law of decency, the law
wont deter him. -If you want to oauleh him
marrying a. nigger, hang him. Moreover,
didn't believe we nod a right to past such a
and he didn't want to vote for such a nast
rldiculou thInganyhow.' r i . .
j a motion to postpone wat loet-r-yea,ll,
nays 23. . t- - j -.... , ., -
Those who voted in the affirmative were
Messrs. Breck, Collins, Cox, Cuppy, Fisher,
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l nose wno voiou in me negative were
Messrs. Brewer, Bonar, Cummins, Eason,
Ferguson, Foster, Harrison, Harsh, Holmes,
Jones, lAy, Moore, Newman, Orr, Perrill,
Potts, Potwin, Ready, Scbleioh, Sprague,
Stanley, and White. 23.
Mr. GARFIELD moved to amend the bill by
rfubstllutlcg the fo'lowiog: ' :
" That intermarriage is hereby prohibited be
twecn all persons prohibited from marrying by -'
the law of Moses."
Mr. KEY held that the bill was required to
oorreot oertaln social evils. Ue bolleved it was
demanded. He certainly never would impute to
Republicans who voted against it, such motives -as
tbey had suggested would be urged
against them, for any opposition they might
make to tbe measure.
Mr. COX would cheerfully say that tb Sen
ator from Hamilton treated every suljcc; with
the dlguity and candor becoming a Senator.
Yet be must differ concerning tha necessity of
such a law. Ho thought it unnecessary aud Im
proper and was wholly opposed to It.
Tbe bill was tabled for more important aod
andj
pressing ousiuess,
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.
House Joint Resolution relative to tbe ap
pointment of Conference Commissioners, came
back with sn amendment to add Uo to tbe
number of Commissioners, already provided for.
Adopted, sn that there will be seven Commis
sioners. Yeas 30, nays 1.
Mr. CUMMINGS was excused for one week.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.
A message was received from tbe Goveroor
transmitting the appointment bf Commissioners
to represent Oblo in tbe Conference to be held
at Washington on Feb'y. 4th-
The following Commissioners were nomiua- '
ed. ' ; .
Hon. S. P. Cuke.
Hon. TaoMis Ewino.
Hon. John C. Wriobt.
Hon V. B. Horton.
Hon. Wm. S.Groesbick.
Hon. Franklin T. Baoeos.
Hod. Reuben Hitchoock.
The Senate went into Executive session to
nnnairiip thn ffir-rrnl n Pvm..1- . n i
and after some time they wero confirmed.
Tbe Senate then took a recess.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THURSDAY, January 31, 1861.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Goodwin.
The following memorials were prosented and
referred.
By Mr. BRUFF from Nelllo Lee and CO
others, and Rachel Crum and 71 others of Co
lumbiana county, for a law to place tbe wife oo
an equal looting with the husband in tbe con
trol of property and children.
By Mr. McG A VII AN from Thomas Moore
and 20 others of Carroll oountv for ih
objeot.
Hy Mr, KUKENBKOD from Jacob II.nn
and 567 others of CjlumbUun, for tbe same -object.
By Mr. CLAPP from E. Siowa ,1 onii
Others of Lake county, for tb earn object.
BV Mr. J1LAH.ESLEE. from A. O. tt.AAU
and 309 others of Cuyahoga county, (UU yds.
in length) for the same subject.
By Mr. OGLE, from John Bruner anil 107
others of Ross county, against the immigration
By Mr. oTUutia, ft-ora Francos V. Hale and
129 others of Preble county, for a mora -!.
gent liquor law.
By Mr. rLAtiU, from 2,000citizens of Ham
ilton county, relating to the Commercial affilrs
of Cincinnati.
By Mr. CONVERSE, from A. H. Nw,mh
and 112 others of Frankllu county, sgalnit coo
pering in toe rcniienuary.
By mr. Muaauw. from E. c-in .h or
others of Champaign county, for criminal J.
rlsdioiioo, to the Probate Court of said county.
i ue luiiuniug Dins were reaa a second time
and referred: .
U. B. 309 -To amend lection fir A nf an nt
entitled aa act to provide for tha
collection of taxes. Mr. McClung.
II. B. 313 To amend section 206 of tha .t
entitled "an act of the iurlsdiction and
dure before justices of the peace, and of tbe
auues or constaoics In civil courts." naunrl
March 14th, 1853. Judiciary -H.B.
315-To regulate and limit tha fa of
count? auditors, rees and Salaries.
H.B. 212-To provido for and regulate
school libraries, was read a third time when.,
Mr. DAY 13 moved SO SS to include Unlnn
Schools In its provisions, which was agreed to.
This Bill provide for a special tax In such
School Districts as to where the Boards of Ed
ucation shall levy a tax for that par pose, to con
tinue to such districts, tbe School Library v li
tem suspended at the last session
Mr. BALDWIN moved to amend h Afrit-.
ing out tbe clause limiting the use ot tbe Li
braries to tax papers, which wa agreed to.
Mr. HILLS said be desired that tha nnoBtfnn
of a tax for such a purpose should be submit-.
ted t) the people of the district. Ho was will
ing for any people to tax themselves.
Mr. bCU 1 1 . of Warren mored that ih Rill
be referred to the Committee on schools snd
school Uwb, with instructions to amend tha
Bill so a to tske a vote of the oeoDla on tha :
question of the tax.
Mr. ULAKLsLCE opposed this amendmmt.
bcoause be thought It would iutroduoo too muoh
machinery into the system.
Mr. CUA said it was a n ausib n dca to aub-
m.t this question to the people, but since th
boards of education alieady have tbe power to
leavy ten times ss muoh tax forotbor purposes,
it wa needless to vote separately on this.
mr. vuuis explained that th e oroy a on
would so complicate the plan a to mate It too
cumocrsome lor utility.
nr. BALDWIN took the same view .of tha .
subject, and opposed the reference
Mr. VINCENT was in fayorof the reforms.
This bilUs to review the School Library system
in a fragmentary manner. He thought tbe sub
mission of tbe tax to a vote, would be useful la
giving tbe people the opportunity of laying
whether they desire suoh a system or not. Tbe
Boards of Education already have too much
power of taxation If tbere was anvthtnrr that
the people desire, It is a reduction of tbe power
of these Boards. He said we are burdened
down with local taxation. He would most
gladly lay his hand upon the sjstem of local
taxation and arrest its extension. '
Mr. SCOTT, of Warren, nrced the reference. .
because, these libraries are In fact not for the,
scnoais or ths children, but the adults of tbe
Distriot, and it I proper that tbe oeoole should.
say whether they want luoh libraries or nob
Mr. a. hum said be was tbe ardent frlond of
our Publio School system, and he therefore
cautioned the friends of thn emmin uhnrJ in
Deoarelul or luourlng loo&l taxation, and swell
ing the powers of tbe Bjarda of educttlon, to
an extent against which the people would rebel,
the Injury of the sohool system.
Mr. BRUFF took the same view of the sub- -
jeet as Mr. Krum, aud supported tbe reference
from tbe same motive. - ,
Mr. STIERS said he should vote against th
Bill, because be thought we inould have e gen
eral library system or ncne at all.
Mr. VORIS moved further to Instruct the
committee to provide that all school taxes shall
submitted to the people.
Mr. MYERS opposed the general features of
bill a delegating to tb township board of -education,
a power and responsibllltr that wa
dare not assume here. He would be glad to see '
township board abolished altogether. There
was no petition for this system, and he did not -think
the people -ranted It.
Mr. rLANTa said ha,hii l,,i.ntl. .1..
report In favor of this bill. It had beea pe
titioned for, and be had yielded to them. H. ...
satisfied with tbe Library system when we had "
but now that was repealed, he felt like Iryior
present plan, and not engrafting upon it
those partial provisions. ' , -.--i-!.. .-
Mr. FELLOWS opposed the bill, became It '
partial. in its operations,, He. would
have tbe system general, or not at all. He want-
a sjstem or state policy oa this subjeot to be
known and understood by all. !
Mr. HUTCHESON favored th M'rw"
cause the determination of these matters should !
T,lkn. tbe PeoP,o- Indeed he Vould divorce
State entirely from the edunntlnn.l ... '
rnl 1. .J I.- V, ,
u ii auu in purpura. II WOUld DOt
disparage popular education, but he did not -think
II was the busines of the Stat. He
would oppose any and all extension of ths sva.
torn. " " - t j- -. .. ' '
Mr. MoCLUNG regarded thl a an attempt i
revive the library sva tern. hv ni....Vi
whioh he voted last y.a'r. 1
demanded the previous question, which was sus-
tained. .".''.-..,.-
bill, it failed to paia-yea 11 nay ,77, , ' '

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