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THE . PERRYSBURG JOURNAL.
355
The Governor's Message.
This document has been perused by our
rvadcrs, and we ure. not disposed to devote
much space or time to its review.
The Message has been prepared with much
care and labor, and gives d full and elabo
rate statement of the condition of Ohio.-
As a general thing we are pleased with it.
Coming as it does from an extreme politi
cian, it is as free from party bias as could
bo expected. Laying aside Gov. Med ill's
undue anxiety to laud the New Constitu
tion, and his'glaring unfairness in treating
upon that lVature of Vhe Constitution out of
which grew' that unjust statute, familiarly
known as the "crow-bar law," we see but
little to criticise us a whole, there is much
more to admire than to condemn.
So far as the Governor's laudation of the
New Constitution is concerned, it should
Ixi borne in mind that Mr. Med ill was the
President of the Convention which framed
it, and therefore it is pardonable in him if
in anybody to hold up its good points, and
keep out of view it.? bad ones.
The matter of the clause in the New Con
stitution which savs "all properly employ
ed in banking shall always b?ar a burden of
taxation equal to that imposed on the pro
perty of individuals," is argued like a
hhrewd, cunning lawyer, but, we are sorry
to sav also like a dishonest lawyer, for
Mr. Medill knows that this clause in the
Constitution is grossly violated by the
crow-bar law,, and that under that law,
Banks are taxed double and treble what they
honestly thould be. But let that pass.
The feature of this message which should
be examined and studied, is its tables of
State expenditures. The locofocos will not
thank the Governor for those figures, for if
ever a train was laid to blow a party sky
high, it is done in this Message. These
Tables are a proud vindication of the honesty
of whin rule, and coming as they do from a
violent political opponent, should forever
thtit the mouths of Ohio locofocos about
whig extravagance, pud whig rascality.
Most emphatically can Ohio whigs say to
Ohio locofocos, ,: Out of thine own mou'h
do we condemn you ;" and most assuredly
should the people of the State dismiss them
from office, bidding them "go and sin no
more." Ponder these things, reader, and re
collect, it is the testimony of a friend of the
euiltv nartv.
Look at the tabular statement of the State
expenses for ten years past, and compare the
expenses of whig rule with locofoco rule.
Bear in mind the year 1843-4 was a locoforo
year; 1815, '46, and '47 whig years; 1848
locofoco and freesoil mixed; 1849, '50, '51,
'52. '53, locofoco rears. Take a few of the
items in the. table; first, Judiciary. Of
course this necessarily could vary but little,
and we only wish the" tax-payer to note, that
under the New Constitution, our Judiciary
in the year 1853. over the year of the old
Constitution in 1851. increused 823,454.00.
Aizain. take State officers. In the locofoco
year of 1844, these officials cost us 86,782.-
T. . . . . Ifilt t. ' 1 1
UU, but the next year, ituo, oeingwnigj Tney
cost us 85.847 ; 'in 1847, a whig yeur, thev
cost us 817,826.00, and in 1845, a locofoco
and freesoil year, they cost us tfl8.0fi.00,
and in 1850, un unadulterated locofoco year,
thev ran up 1he bill to tf2U,4bb00.
Take the item of printing o"d see how
locofocoi.sm govs in'foMype. setters. In the
whig year of 1817, printing amounted to
8ll.9til.00, but iii the 'loco freesoil yeai of
1818, it amounted to 815,517, and in loco
foco 1849, to the immense sum of 818,646.
'00, but in locoforo 50. it' touched the mon
strous sum of 838,863.00,
Take the highest year -of whig nil? in '45,
'46 and '47, and the. Legislature cost us$27,
M3.00, being less by over 810,1)00.00 than
the same bills in locofoco 1S4I, and less by
over $7,000.00 than in loco freesoil '43 j anil
in 1819, when locofocos had it all their own
way, their bills, for the same services reh
dered bv whigs in 1817, exceeded whig hill$
more than $04,000.00.
Stationery. in. whig '46 cost the tax-pay--8,tMl:Viil
locoforo '49 810,240.00, a
difference of over $5,700.00 in the article
of paper, wafers, quills, &c, in favor of
tne whigs, and as compared witti lbOJ, a
difference to the credit of the whigs of over
$18,800.00. V
Postage is another curious item. In wins
'46 it was 82,175.00, in locofoco '51 it was
814,528.00, a difference in favor of whigs of
over l,4UU.U0 the. latter year undercheap
postage system, the former under the high
rates.
In the whig year of 1847. the five items.
namely, State Officers Printing Legisla
ture Stationery and Postage, cost tax-nav-
ers 867,548.00, and the same items in loco-
toco liiol cost 8151,656.00, a glaring differ
ence in whig favor of the enormous sum of
eighty-four thousand one hundred and eight
dollars.
One more statement and we pass over this
damning account against locofocoism to
the consideration of those who " foot the
bills."
' The five items above, enumerated amount
ed in the whig years of 1845, '46 and '47 to
8479,041.00 ; in the locofoco years of 1849.
'50 and '51 to the sum of $378,818.00, show
ing the almost incredible balance in favor
of whig rule, in three short years, of one
HUNDRED NINETY-NINE THOUSAND EIGHT HUN
DRED AND SEVEN DOLLARS.
Gov. Medill recommends additional tax
ation, and well he may. Let the people
but turn locofocoism out of doors, and they
will save money enough to double the sum
now annually applied towards the liquida
tion of our State debt. Clere. Herald.
The New Treaty with Mexico.
Washington, Jan. 3. We are enabled
to State, upon ample authority that a treaty
with Mexico has been negotiated by Mr.
Gadsden, which is now in the hands of the
President, and will soon be communicated
to the Senate.
Ihe first article of the treaty in question
provides that Mexico shall give to the Uni
ted States such a boundary as will enable us
to protect Mexico from the incursions of the
trontier Indians.
The second article provides for the right
of way lor a railroad to the racihe, " as i
means," to quote the language of the trea
ty " of forming a commercial barrier
against the attacks of the Indians."
The third article provides for an abroga
tion of the eleventh section of the treaty of
Guadalupe Hidalgo, which guarantees the
defence of the frontier in consideration of
money given, which is to be in full of all
past depredations.
The fourth article provides for the specific
enforcement of the lehuantepec right o
way.
The fifth contains an alternative proposi
tion to the second article, to the effect that
Mexico shall cede to the United States
boundary which will include the route
known in Lieutenant Park's map as ' Lieu
tenant Cook's wagon route," extending near
ly to the 31et parallel and going due west
so as to give us a large accession of territo
rv, and taking in ha whole of the peninsu
lar of Lower California and including oono-
ra, upon payment by the United States to
Mexico of 850,000,000; Correspondent oj
the JS, Y. Herald.
ihe above reveals a volume. Ut course
no Northern man was permitted to go to
Mexico but Mr. Gadsden a South Carolinian
must fill the mission. Ihe ooiect ot con
summating such a treaty is two-fold First
to secure the most southern route possible
for a Pacific railroad, (a route conformable
to the Resolutions of '98;) Second, to pro
cure new territory for more. Slave States.
The people of the country can now see,
what kind of a cat: lies concealed in that
mealuib.." The price is only 850.000,000.
The South propose no wuy just now to use
it up, except the douceur for Amistud Ne
groes. But if such u treaty is made, the
Northern doughfaces will march up to the
rack and vote 'the money. Thev will be
carried along by the loud huzzas of " pro
gress," and "'manifest destiny." The North
ern' men will be told, "You can have the
support of the South fpi the Presidency, and
the future distribution of spoils, if you will
subiniV'to oftr dictation, if you will give us
oiir'-'tow'h railroad track to "the Pacific, and
give" us"pljeiiy of Slave territory." No rail
roa(HvlH'rrbeciopstitutional in the view
of the South and their toadies, as far north
ae theMOth' parallel of latitude. Now mark
the' progress of ''manifest destiny." The
Sandwich IsUhdi caA fce had at a nod with
no 850,000,000 and no necessary expendi-
tures, forever, for increase of army, navy
and civil dignitaries, as necessarily must be
tne caseot carving another siicelrorn Mexico.
On the contrary the Sandwich Islauds would
be ot incalculable value to the maritime in-
terests of our country, which are essentially
Northern interests, and would bring daily
to our country, instead of entailino
endless expense. But clamorous as hounds,
denouncing and bullying all who stand in
the way of Mexican annexation, these very
men, who ride rough shod over every admin-
of the country, will oppose the
acquisition of the Sandwich Islands. This
may seem a bold assertion. But let our
just put this phrophecy in their
pipe ana smoke, it will not taken long
and by what agencies. fTotedo Blade.
The Dayton and Michigan Railway.
The stockholders of this Company met at
cKnoiaers ot tms company met at
Troy on Friday last. We ham that a large
HMjumy oi iucm were ror constructing
lino f hi-nnrrh Sw nair Hut Inotr trara tntol
line through Sidney, but they were voted
down by one or two large stockholders.
Since then we are informed that the opposi
tion has been withdrawn on terms which
it is supposed will be agreed to. If this be
so, and the Sidney route be determined on,
it will prove highly advantageous to the
credit of the company, and will settle, we
hope, forever the controversy which has for
some time interrupted the harmony of bu
siness and social intercourse between three
of our thriving cities up the river, Troy,
Piqua and Sidney, and retarded the progress
ot the road north to loledo. Ihis decision
subjects the company to some additional
expense, but it accommodates the three
principal towns between Dayton and Toledo,
and will harmonize all contending interests,
put an end to litigation, and encourage a
vigorous prosecution and an early comple
tion of this important; line of road. The
contractors wiil, of course, ba entitled
proper allowance
the. line selected, over the one considered in
the contract. Push on the work! Cincin
nati Atlas
f course, ba entitled to
increased cost of
Destructive Fire.
Detroit, Jan. 10. The wooden buildings
on Woodward Avenue, between Jetierson
Avenue and Lamed street, occupied by Amberg
& Co., clothing store, T. H. Armstrong,
hatter, Geo. Davie, grocer and liquor dealer,
Lewis, ditto., Smith & Tyler, boot and shoe
store, and a paint shop, together with the
dwellings on Larned street, owned and occu-
pied bv Pierre Teller, were destroyed bv fire
at an early hour this morning.
About four o'clock the steeple of the First
Presbvterian Church, opposite on Larned
street, was discotered to be on fire proba-
Diy ignueci Dy ci inters irom tue-sinau wooa-
di DUlUlinSS.
The Church was entirely destroyed, upon
which there was an insurance of 8,000
the following companies: $4,0C0 in. the
.Etna Co. of Hartford, and 4,000 in the City
Insurance Co. ol Uminnati.
The fire is supposed to have originated
the small puint shop.
T7t, at H.TomP t.i,t,
CrTV A 1
txt o t mi
was a crowd of over 1,000 persons from Jer-
ev City. Bmoklvn and New York, at the
Centreville Mansion, on the Bergen Point
Plank Road, six miles from Jersey City,
witness the. English sports of hurdle leaping
and wheelbarrow and sack race?.
A mannurmd Harriot, known as ''Micky
Five," jumped 1,000 hurdles 3 feet 3 inches
high, in two hours and two minutes. The
distance walked during tha time of perform
ing the leat was ten miles, lie pad engaged
to do it in three "hours' tirhe. He ended with
the same gait as he commenced, and was
not apparently much fatigued. A wheel bar
row race took place, in which three pari ici
pated. lhey were nlindloldeil and run
distance of about 100 yards for a small
purse, to tho great amusement of a large
crowd. Two men enveloped to the neck
sacks, also ran a race for a small sum.
Some riotous acts were committed bv some
of the company on. their return, N,
Timea,v ' M '? "
Interesting Letter of the Earl of Ellesmere
,. uOlrmoreiOcs
,. The New York Courier , and Enquirer pub-
,,ouco lcllcr "unr uusgpnuemaii, auurcasen
t0 9en- Webb in reference to the articles
uJainsi u,e unneu states in me ionuon
Times The writer says :
In my opinion what Americans have re
benefits al1)' reason to resent, is a vast deal of coin-
Pamllve .ignorance, respecting them. . Bv
"'i'armve, i mean mat, eciucaiea people
n England, who know everything worth
knowing of France, or Italy, or Transylva
istration nia "en, know little or nothing of tt
United btates, and certainly far less thaxi
Americans of their own class know of Eng
readers, lana"- ,As t0 " nostiuty however, or con-
kt.'Hfc ",ccFul,,n; u
tu.'ing to an average English audience in
depreciation or contempt of the stars and
snipes, auu iic wuuiu acsuicuij ue MUUICU
down. It is no satisfaction to me. but it
may be such to you, that the ignorance of
thnh t cir lom.iio.-.,! ,.,;,!, j
to m. N' h Anlr:ran ninn;PR aK lfl6tv.
states of the Union. It has a tendency, in
.- - - - . r'.
Cunard'
y opinion, to hasten the disruption of tht
former.
In reference to the misunderstandinpf
which exist between the. people of England,
and the United States, the Earl remarks :
"The best corrective of all this is inter
course ; and the best correctors Collins and
The letter concludes in the following lan
guage : ;) .
"I say this on my own experience, as far
as it goes'; which, l am perfectly sensible,
with reference to the extent of the Union, is
a very little! way.. It is enough however, to
satisfy .me, that if Milton were alive now,
he would insert into his treatise on educa
tion an eloquent paragraph recommending
travel in 'America, ' I can conceive no beti
ter corrective . for extreme opinions in the
matterof politics. Those who shiver at ,tht
notion bf rennhlirnn institutions no at
sorncthirig incompatible with order, aeenri
forjhe tylartd'refinement and those who favor
theu .Unlt.Dfiited application without refer
ence to .the destiny of population, the diffu
sion ot education, and other specialities, are,
in my opinion equally likely to learn lessons
in America.
.!..
EGERTON ELLESMERE
TO GEN. J. WATSON WEBB.
A great commotion was discovered m the
Penobscot, river, near Prospect Ferry, Mfc.,
sex era! ' months ago. The surface of 'Xlit
water was disturbed, and stones and earlU
thrown up frpm the bottom. Thia upbovi
ins still.continues at intervals, and exoer-
iments show that at least an acre of jb
of the river bed has 6unk from a depth 'di'
7 to 14 fathoms, 'J( A sulphuric gas is emitted
ic wuwv uuitug i iwnuuts ui comiw-
. UUU, UUU ll IB BUIU lliai. IWU UJSUIJCl BI1UCH
of an -earthquake have becurred 6ince tlK-
in commencement oi the phenomena.
in
The Louisville Courier contains a, list uf
.1!
ujs-usirs uu iiib vvesieru watery, tiurins int-
year 18,53;; 'The"; total nuhiberjIa'duritS tc
seveirtv.-'fiv.e steam boats, fourf' baVgeV'aHd
forty'-foiir. flat-boats; including the lbs8,of
eignty-six persons, wno were eit.ner piown
We have-not1 tne
un. burnt, or drowned
jn?ansxf j.certaining the amount of money
losl T se. disasters oi tne pasi year, say
to
a
in
Yr Smith O'Brien, tli
' 'cajled from Van Die
the Courier, but the estimate wil , not fall
short of $1,107,500 for the steamboats and
tnetr cargoes; .and ijou.uuu lor me natooais
and barg'rnukrn a 'sum total of 81,167'.
L'':K palriphlet "lias bt en piibliched at N.' Or
lea'rt Lrita'ining the name, age. place of na
tiTityveauseof death, duto of interment, avid
nameiof ;Cf'metery where intened, of all per-
sons wha died in that city from the 1st cf
may to.ipe ist or ixovemoer last. ' i?rom this
it ' rfpijea'rs -that the;: to1al number who;died
within' theiates mentioned, was 12.151 1 n
which l.J Q2 were natives of Lonisiauai' 661
of other pnrt of the United States ; 3,5$!'
of Ireland; '2,344 of Germany ; 1,2$0 of
other foreign countries ; and 3,233 Jwhcf-
place of birth is unknown.
the Irish refugee, has es-
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