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THE JASPER WEEKLY COURIER.
VOL. I. JASPER, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1859 NO. 4 1 rvMMnu WEMfmDAT, at jAsrxt.But alas: nay dear friend, are you atill hv DUBOIS COOITT, IIDIli KT XZSKIVOES. DO ARS ft OFFICE Cor et or Mai 1Ic:oalp 8t TERMS STRICTLY III Single Subscription, lor fifty For iz month, BATES OF AVr firiiuiri of ID hoes or Each subsequent insertion, Longer advertise rosnts. fraeuoo of er even square or sq M t misre. These are tbo lerwe for iron tient advertisement; reasonable deduc lion will b made to regular sdveriisers HfeJ: LvaTsbbbW Of M W- For tho Jasper Courier. Reflections After tome delay and preliminary remark a call of the House was demanded bv Mr. ing only In the mesfer enjoyments of bachelor life, ÄJe-sfs Fi iron: Again baa another Colgrove, and 13 Ueptiblicano and 46 Dem-! roping, ana: booing, and moping, all lonely! year passed away nerer more to return. ocrat, or pretending Democrats, answered of our Legiaiatare. Vs think the Legisls- haate awav quickly and wed you a Again we bare advanced a step nearer to to their names. The small number of Ra Iture bould pass an act aathorizmg the pub- The Appraiaemtnt BUI. The following is a synopsis of the Ap praisement Law, passed t (he extra session wife. Eternity, and still march swiftly on to the (publicans present in their seats, was no in licatioo in a paper in each county, of all are wofully erring ia longer deferring, same mosic and tun, (Time.) Every eec-dieation of the number of the opposition pre j lews which contain' an emergency clauae, here the path of your duty la written end, every minute, hour, day, and even weak sent in the Capitol. Several rf their men but aa ihty have uot done ao, wa gira tha ao clear; j dies by scarcely noticed; but when the last j having not yet arrived, the majority absented principal features of this hill, without the repent ol your error, propone without day of. the year arrives, vre stand alill withituemselves in order to bresk quorum, andUpa! minutim: terror, 'wonder and amagement at the swiftness to give these absentees an opportunity to, Bee. 1 makee it the duty ot the County And data a new era this Haht Ntw with which the year haagona by. And here participate in the election of Speaker. Hoard at its next meeting, to appoint an Ap- Yxai. it would be a good plan for every one to re flect at thia time what they have done to- nted - .warda preparing to meet le last oay oi tneirirame out of their folds and on again calling the roll ol the House, 96 membera responded o ths call. Judge, am! account for all the aine done inj Hr. Edwarde moved that the members connuiug, 'lives, whan eoine from this into I lie other i There's a blessing winning the aima of EttrBlJi tntf, 0 mel lb I n A ill r On motion of Mr. Dougherty, the sbaen- praiser of Real Estate, to hold his office en- teea were acnt for. Thia roused tha black til the return of the appraiaemenl. Sec. 2 provides fur the election of an A p- our life; ma . I - - Af AiainiilrtlMt l ft. I t .L . m . - . d k ! notices at like ebsreeier tö be 1 " " "'eT" iro v.-- Time. Let ,ry on reflec, wh,t tbef have jpreeent be aworn in, aa the first step towards Vlmi iJTim advance, ment abiding; Jdone and what they have left undone, and an organisation of the Hooe, which waa paid for la advance. But tbe best cf all blemines is a kind ' Z ! , . . .. commence w ir e ocim.n nr oi inn vir a acoDiea dv cuus' ni. jsn i-i 01 . 1111111, uur i j . r - ? - neanra wur. en Ail 300 Every aim aha advances, and pleasure en 5. u beacea. Assocnanu fA. iDAiia. For Township oaacee, each, For Cooniy For District, Ctrcm, or Mate, o,uu aswsawsa inmnt. we can aland without fear btfore the; oath of a Representative to tue wember - ' Wh.ter.awch.ngeeorch.oc-.ppe.rjH(e follows, vis: f RIHEHT8 OPPKIslA I d l,,,t r'Ch 10 Ue"Ur Pra b,:,k,"" m" ,nd New Vcfcr'4 d, hW "You, and each of you, do solemnly awtar VAlliA tf vr A. A5A.tA.lVXj ineajure, Llawa In ihe worW. and thev brini? back to ua -;ii m-mmmm tl.. - I-" v 0 f 1 1 ll ail, fVtt eeii son arirvs s ossw v vHsnvivai ws Yoa will hail with new pleaiure each m,ny h,ppy reeoUectione of our childhood, lhe um.ea Statea, and the Cenaiiintion of Maw New Yxax. tnj yem fone by, happy, indeed- But how tne 8wt of Indiana, and that yon will faith- many are there now who enjoyed tha holi-fui- discharge your dutiea aa Represents- prsiser at tha October election, 18S3, and every five years thereafter. Bar. 3 prescribes Iba oath to be taken by the Appraiser. See. 4 provides that unless he qualify in ten dsya the office ahall be vacant. Sec. 5 makee It tha duly of the County TO THE PATRONS OF THE JASPER COURIER. JAlfAlT 1, U3. Ol.. Jasper! extend yonr lengthy ear, better life; ao that when the sound of the of theJudgea of the Supreme Court, waa trumpet awakea ua on the great day of jurfg-'requeated by the Chairman to administer the! Auditor to make out a liat of all the lands and town lots in the county, and furnieh it to tha Appraiser, together with the necessa ry blanks, and township and town plats. Sar. 6 requires the Appraiser to visit and appraise, from actual view, tvery tract of land and town lot in tha county, together daya just paat.aa happy ae a ahort time ago!,, ifM of tbe State in the present Cenersl A glsnce around us will answer the ques ion Aeuibly. so help you God folly. I am a victim of the world, one who neglected with each new year to turn e new 8o n New Year's call I make to thee The wheel has tamed the old yeai'e fled, And happy may the new one he. And thr'U'b your muddy streets tha carrier May tha year Fifty N ue pruve rich in an- leaf, and what a vast difference there is in joyinent, your holidaya and mine, xeo erjuy all tne And the buds of its promise yield tha fruits liberties and hsppineaa that men can enjoy that aill bless; in your fami'y cir !e and at home. There' offered to to into an election for Speak May all your or ght pleasures be free from are your wife and little onea gathering around er whicB w couenrred in. Mr Gordon, ol nllo)mnl, ivoe, awaiting the looked lor Clmatmaa or gMjon waa nominated uy the Republieana, He cornea aa oeual on h:a annual trip, And claims from each the customary nr; To-dy. he plucke from petha with therna bestrew r. His white and winter reee, the Picayune. Tis a beautiful custom, especially dear Among the good people of every degree, To Hart tbe approach of the opening year, And usher it in with rejoicing and glee; And men of all clsases the leda and the lasse. Esteeming tbe custom tbe masses revere, T ! hohday morning, ara heartily juining. To wel Xw YtAi. The members names were then recorded and on motion, the House aJjourned unlit ' o'clock, P. M. At 2 o'clock, the Hon met, and the members were all present. A resolution Aad all vour purauiU ever crowned with .Sew Year'a gift, their sweat, musical voices greeting you with a merry Cbrittmaa a Happy New Year. There you meet your fiienda with tbe eama happy reoull, and joy and happineaa reign all about you, and make you happy indeed. Bet let me guide you in my apartment, and yoe will shudder; e eold chili will run through your frame. Enter with me a uark gloomy cell of the Slate's Pifty-Eight's oo of the checkered years. In politics, science, and in morals, Congraee heid loafg, and what appeared But Bunkum, Bti, and Kansas quarrelal Tbe Constitution roakere sat, Discussing whet the difference he, . . . I : . ., e the dawning of a HArrr. snowing up j I ! - . . J I . J.. M. mm. J t mm. mm, 4m , .,S I ' 1 W UK I lCCWeC-UUIIo oBHfJ lW"A7vinj-U,V. aL. A W . .resewre. Our Lrgi.leture ihoughl this qoeer . j g um. m,Lmm. I But did the saute ia euUss wheedle, 1 no uay, a oaj vi and Mr. Blythe, of Posey and Vanderburg, by the Democrats. Gentlemen, tbe couree taken by tha Da raocracy needa an explanation, and I will, aa regards myself, give one with much plea- aura: Wa (tha Democratic membera of tbia Houee) were aware that wa were in tbe minority, aad that we could not elect one of our own men. Mr. Blythe is a man of au Prison, snd sea for yourselves. Could ome'pf rjur talent, commanding more self-respect of your readers also take a peep at il in good time, ah, sir, it would ssva many who am now leading a diasipated and lawleaa life trom future pining, agony, abame and dis- And hiirhlv iM-d with h.iiday pleasure, , Are romping aa happy aa happy can be. And through every dwelling merrily swelling Tbere'a a chorus of voices impelling the ear. Greeting father and mother, and aisler aad brother, And shouting each, other a Haitt Nkw Yxax. thia custom we For they foagiit it long nnd fought it well, j grace. What a atriking picture you meet there, and oh, what a contrae' ! Here you aea tha victime of crime, eome repenting and grieving over the past, hat many, yea, too many, are careleee about the future, and still adhere to their old and bad habits. No pea can describe tbe feelings of one whom yon, and so me of your readsra, once knew in happier daya, when he also formed one of tha family gt-wp gathered around the big fire place, and chatted of tbe happy hol To prove tweedie-dutn was n ul dum-dse- tweed!. A nd to appear aa black no pitch. And be smark to poke all fun at. They tuen reo!vedthal Bright and Pitch Were nut u. -iubers ot tbe Svnate. But whilst chicane aad plots wre rife, Old Dubois raised iia baaaer hign And told the recreants at tha poll, How dear tbe delights fro Ho. widely our circle of joy it extend.'! compto. had a timu to die. Huw it brighteas the links that untie us together. Aad renews our reesrd for acquaintance But time preeeee on u aad friende ! lie feteing-. and meetings, and holiday 'And now I moot rein np my liippogriff bold, erect ine, (But I'll bold to your button so long sa toaay the Poture all brighter sad better If tbe dinner should waete the devil's to psy ! sppesr; the Turkey grows ihso any other member of the House; sn orator of nature' stamp, highly perfected by srt; a faithful old line Whig, yet a man of probed honesty, integrity, and no party tool; a man who baa acted with us on question of a political nature, not anUgonislic to bia own good judgment, and waa nominated by the democracy. But our endesvor to sleet this gentleman failed, failed through tha con duct of some pretending Democrats. Mr. Gordon waa elected Speaker of the House, receiving 50 votes. The opposition also elected their entire ticket. Thus, gentlemeo, you will aee, our oppo nents have it all their own way. The power daya, aud enjoyed all the goods thereof, js theirs, how they wi I use it, let time prote with bis little family around bim, lookingnd you judge. A od with Hope te convoy ua, and Pleasete to buoy ua, We atari ever joyoue on a HaITT 1N&W Yaa. Now tbe custom, ao prized for its worth and iia beauty, The Carrier baa followed since time oat of mind; 80 now for my rhyme, l ..me abell out n dime; Or else for my wi, Can't you give ua a hit? axiously for a happy future. No, air, no mortal being can describe tbe feelings of that convict. He is robbed of all earthly enjoyment; he doeo not meet tbe aeet gaie of bia beloved wife; he ia beyond tbe aound of the merry voices of the babes; sod even his frienda that be used to mingle with, are net near him; his eld gray beaded parent, Honesty and truth shsll be our shield, Tho" to pow'r aupenur w owl iew. REM IF. only ones more strongly attached to him, but are ailaat spectators, and metbinks I hear them even now aighing and lamenting over And you hoe good consciences tells ye the unhappy fate of one of tbetrramiiy, and you'd orter, the poesibility of not meeting bim any more Juat open tour hearts and shell out a uuarter.ia this world. And let me ask yon, ia there For the Jasper Courier. Public Meeting At a meeting beld at Ferdinand, Dubois county, Ind., on tbe 29th or December, '58, on mation of J. B. Gohmar, John G. Hotf- worn down through grief, are perhaps the man, Esq., waa called to the Chair, and Wm. Wagner elected Secretary. Tbe object of the matting waa stated by tbe Chairman, after which tbe following re solutions were adopted: 1. Reaolved, That any petition for emend- any thing more painful to a christian (con vict's) fsther than thisf I anewer, there is mmM Ami cinlitt Si ill I hnn fnr butter , (IUI. ." M . 'ft. ... . w w - " . . M. , . 1 : 1 m 1 . l I : m.mmmm.m I m ' in waicn tne trae csmer is ever 00, mo- nme sn.rw.ra. s P.ou..y r w,Uj , turT.r all theee trials W mm m . SSfc, m t m I ftV. ftkl SL al. . mm nllffllkl notn ne see tne Y rmter. atr.ve every winter was exnou.og n mon w..v. !. , h ,hiiC0,d wofkJ; .d I bare tbe as 10 mow mr r ruiru lur ruui cooiioiiBuu w neu ranuT nuuuiuni At Inian Coiviet. An Irishmsn in Tor where is the work, er tbe labor, ie duty, tune of revival, had joined the church. Some cheer; Aad through all tbe preetea, send you Ad- each UaTtj New Invoking sue Ytxa. an' didaVt I jine the Methodist ! Fsix at.' I did. I jmed fee ax months, and behaved ao well tbey let ie off with three.'' ing our domestic lawa may be sent to the next Legislature of the Stat of Indiana; and that our Repreaentative, Dr. Kempf, be instructed in regard to tbe expediemy of amending such lawa. 2. Reaolved, That the attention of our A Wo Fitlt Broitn. Ueo. Cai in the Senate of tbe United States: "Independently of its connection with hu- msa dewtiay hereafter. I believe the fata of n republican government Ie indieeolubly bound np with the fat of tbe Christian re ligion, und thnt a people who reject its holy faith, will find themselves slaece to their own evil pensions end arbitrary power." O Mr. Dowglaa baa accepted sn invita tion to partake of a public dinner. In Balti- May you evr be blessed in your dairy voce twa. In health, and In wealth, in your baaket, and atore. And in every domestic and social relstion, Till your enp of enjoyment rann brim sning'y o'er, And with comforts encesaing, forever .n creating. May the aims of your life become daily mere neer. A nd constant accessions to all your posses- i more, nt which it Is said every county in tbe alone, suranca of our Lord and Savior, who came ipreaentative he called to the motions of to thie world to aave repentant ainners, that j jpr, m. Schu merman, to have provided by all who believe in Him ahall have everlsst- bw tnit ,ie County Treaeurer's and Sher ing happineee. It ia my earneat and sincerely, 0fficu be vested in one person; and to i prohibit mtrriagea in cases of consanguinity ; to the motion of John B. Btckwermert, J. Morenett snd J. G. Hoffman, that in a criu wish and nope that we may all meet there. Irdiaha Statx Prison, Jan. 1, 1859. Correspondence of the Jaaper Courier. lMtt.ANAroi.ift. Jan. 7, 1H59. Messrs. Eöitob: Permit me, through Drau ratefnl expressions each Haitt New Via r. met Thursday, Jan. 5th, 18S9, as provided by law, in Article 4, Section 9. Mr. Gordon, tbe Speaker ol the extra session, called the House to order, and on motion of Mr. Tur- Stats will be represented. It will take elacelP. www on ear. vis. 01 et each time as wU) beet iu.1 Mr. D.'a con-. Hoy. m appuiuted Speaker, fro tempore, ivtelencv. ,h . onacnt. inal prosecution, where the State faila to austsin a caee, tbe prosecuting witness be held for the coeta; to the motion of John B the medium of yonr columns to address my Gohman, that we regard our homestead law conatituenta. tea a perfect nuisance, having not only the Gentlemen, the House ' P'lW!..nnc. but the verv effect to deprive our ith the improvemento, taking into conside ration the qoslity of soil, the advanlagea of location .etc., st the aame rate that he wculd value it, if be were to take it in payment of tust debt; also, all turnpike, 31c Adam, and plaak roads, canala and toll bridges; also, ail property held by railroad companies, such aa road bed, etation grounds, gravel pits. awitchee, side tracks, c. See. 7 requires that the Appraiaere ahall demand of each person a complete list of all lands and town lota subject to taxation, staling the name of the owner, the number of scree in each tract, section or subdivision thereof, the range, township, section, quarter nection, tract, lot or part thereof, or tbe num ber of the entry, location or survey, and water couree, as the nature of the general or particular survey y require; and if the same cannot be described by Congreeaional surveys, then it shall be 'escribed by metea and bounds, ao aa to designate and identify it. See. 8, If the owner ie unknown, or ab sent from home, or feile or refuses to make out such a list, the Appraiser shall make it out aa well as be can, and may examine on oath any pereou having knowledge of the land. Sec. 9. The emcunt of land in each tract is to be determined by tbe actual survey of the County Surveyor, or by government sur vey , if the tract bsa never bi-en re-surveyed. Sec. 10. The Apprsiser shall finish his liat, noting tbe value of the tract in eparate columne. Sec. 11. The Appraiser ahall Inform each owner of the amount at which hia property is liated, and the time when the Hoard of Equalisation will meet. Sec. 12. Tbe Appraiser is required, with the consent of the owner, to enter and fully examioe all buildinga aubject to taxation. See. II. He ie to make returae to the Coanty Auditor on or before the first Mon day of May. Bee. 14 prescribe a the form of oath to be made to the return. Sec. 15. The Appraiser to he allowed 12 a day lur tbe time actually engeged in thie aaaatt . a - a. f I service. The account ie to oe verinea on oath, and tho Connty Board will allow it if they find it correct, but the account must not be psid until tbe complete returne ate made. Sec. 15. Neglect ie cVlsred a miede meanor, auhjecting the Appraiacr, or deputy, te a fine ol b to 500. See. 16 and 17 provides that a return ahall ha made of thoe who "refused to furuieh a list." and that 25 per cent, shall he added to sucn rviurn 01 progeny. 8c 18. The lists received from property holders are to be filed in tbe Auditor's office. Sec. 90. The Auditor may require Ap praiser to make necessary correclione. See. 81. The Auditor may correct errors in the deecriptione or qoanUtira of He land. See. 21. The Auditor to furnlah blanks, iata. mc, at tbeixpenae of the County. 8-c. 24 Taxea for the neit fire yeare to poor, honest population of their credit; and kf j,ehse! upon this appraisement. we trust the L,egislsture will amend 11. Dr. Kempf waa then called for and made an appropriate and able speech. tin motion, the Jasper Courier waa re quested to publish theee proceeding. u motion, the meeting adjourned. WaI. WAGNti;. & fj-A contention of colored people resid ing in this State baa juet been in seamen at Indiaaapclie. for the purpose, eays the Jour nal, of memorializing th Legislature 01. jtfa it rights as freemen.