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MAKSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN.
.. T aax r National Uepublican Newspaper. Bmliti to Constitutional Cibertn, Union, anb eocrn true interest of je Countrn. VOL. 1 PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1857. NO. 16 Cl)c Republican U PUBLISHED EVEST THbdSOAV M0BX12J0 BY I. WATTINGLY. Governor' JIesa?e. (comclüded) On the 3! of Julr last proclamation mm was issued by ihe Executive, upon the subject of the apportionment of Senators - - nni! their eleclinn. 1 1 Vi Ii' jut ,rii ut Ii ' ! " - dtate wie oougation to provide the ap-I istration of voter. But the practical propriate means for a six months tuition workings of registry laws in oll.er State, annually fur her fire hundred tluusand have failed to convince me of the adap children. 1 tation of inch laws to our community The establishment and successful opt- j The officer making the registry i a lie ration oft Slate Teachers' Association. ' ble tobe imnneed unon n the t.wt.. ,.r the last two year. i art fncoaraging our elections; and as wide a field for modes of tranportetion, the for - - - - $i so The Constituiiou. which is the parsmount jign of progres$i snd the publication of frsu i and corruption mould be opened, a. - - - 2 00 Lw of land, provides for, and establish-Ja monthly Educational Journal, by the , as exists under the prerent system. I of the rear. 2 GO a a General Assembly, to be composed ss me Association, is. also, rt significant ! A remedy for illegnl voting may be If paid in advance, - - - - At ti.e end of mx month! If delayed Until the end A failure to order a discontinuance at the pf tne members of a Senate and Mouse of1 sign, of the same general character. xpirat.oo of ll.e ime subscribed for, w. 11 be R eMnUllire who t r.ruire(1 lo The important aervice that this l .1 & - k h . a .i am boa aaf and thi' DirtEi I a enntmued. nrr So nsner will be discontinued until arrearages are naid. unless at the option the Febluher. Edu ; found; by requiring an actual residence in the township, or election precinct, of XT'r atwre Ur;n ,11 be einctly fce-eJ to. "aDVERTISI NG. l i . i . : :i - . . l .;i - . , . . i nu.u u.ruo... wmmww, .a ic lapnai ui , cauoua periouicai might render the State, not less, than sixty days prior to the time I evsrv nonion of our . i W . .. 4 .. n , . 1 V. . - i - w . - - - f . - - . I. - . a l a- a- . m . . . .w T . 1 Mr "ir ' ui.rr uir i auggesn ;ne propriety oi eniiatine it. as o! votuiE. and bv the mu hierin nf'of th. General O. Aral M.nt'tae in Taiiasaee I r. eaeaa A. govern I e. am am Ve . a . ' 1. . J . . r -fe I 11 a It a ui vst-a. ' aim vii ii uAiuuif iv i c u p i f i in r ii I ui rim ic trrnM i i s r i rt nr hv , 1 . v. . ; . ; , . - - - I - ........,t ,..vv; aiuiUlllK UIC ""ill! 'PIW MlflllUU IU D ) Ik. m ,i . . ,1 1 - . . - it. I . . T 1 . . ad. .ir aam- .-y ui rrr7 ftuiiu jrar wiare : inairuciiuD. in commuiiication with the collecting or large bodies oT voters nl exerting a most benefio ...r,. Hur. wv-ii.-.i-uwuH. irKia. kuwiiamp uoarui, nnu county Auditor; one place, and lessening the fariliii f,w Uree malnritr nf tlie (rcA.nsjJ oa less, saaviaa. masts) a pot aa. Out aqua re three insertions or 1 ss, St 00 Race additional in'.erlio, 2 Business Cards inserted one year, 5 00 t ml i.hTri:,emen!s must be casn in aa- i. . .a a .est! i itureenacieu an i estaoiisrieu an antiur tionmeut law. dividing the State into Senatorial and Rr-preeenlalite districts ! In accordance with that law, the Geutra Assembly of 1854 wras eUcied. The L"giilture, thus elected, failed to comply with the requirements ol th Indiann htve a direct interest in the maiuminance of the Wsbish and Erie Canal, and it its succetsful results as a measure of revenue to those for whom it is held in trust. The contract between the Stnte nnd her creditors, was fairly and deliberately made, an I it is the highest duty of the Stnte to keep and perform fnithfulty all of her obligations, and to require the same on the part of others Agricultural improvement Is visible in State. The action Assembly in making a id this cause, is ial influence. A people of I ested services, is respectfully suggested The Report of the directors and offi cers of the Prison r-xhibits the workings of the system, under the control of the State, for the rVst six monthi. thia period, it has more than Capitnl, the grounds should be set apart for a public park. In preparing the p!ah of the proposed building, care should be taken to adapt it During to the present and future wants of the realized i State, not overlooking rooms for the col- oar expectations in economy of manage j lecliooand preservation of geological pe ment, in the deportment of the prisoners, cimens, agricultural publications, value in order and cleanliness; in all of which! ble seeds, and models of useful farming there is a manifest improvement. It is 1 implements, and other mechanical in- nrnner lo mm r that nh. im A . U . r r ' " . - m. va iure tofore existed in these rspectr, were the BuaiN ess CiiDi, LA1F.L, fla aas akc, tiie HIKDRILU, CIBrULSB, f a M PM IAT. rt.ontMl on the shortest notice and i latest stjltv - ' Uiankleedr, Mortgage. N" e, Sn;.pnae5, xecutns, and all k nils ol Ulanks kept on hand and or sal . . OflSjcc ui a Uars over Prrs long' Drug Stor DIRECTORY. INI AKMl.M.L COVNTY l F. 'IOC RAT, A. l'iaiup'ii ami 1. il L) , publiaUeia. aTLEAVELAND & flEWETT. D slen Dry 1 l flm. llar.larare (A' V Sli - Cm t tf. O wertes, Jcc new building, north l.aporte st. side . . . . n .... ra hc jt accepted security. Advertisements, j isonsiuuuon, in reparu to me making oi time not oaarked will be inserted till lorbid- ' proper lawa, to provide for the orgui t tteu, and ihared at the aboe rates. lioti of a futurr Legislature. This negleci ! of the General Assembly doei not, in any manner, impair, or lessen the p-iwer of the Coi.sti ti;ion. at lo the uecesaity nf baviug end sustaining a State Legisla ture. Surely, the neglect of one branch of the government lo perform its duly, will not, ol'iiself, work a involution, aw destroy the functions of government. It is, in forming Constitutions, an essential i principle thai the government should i-uuliii, within iuelf, i tie power of self pieaerva lion. Tne Executive Depastraent is invest ed with no authority to exercise the leg islative powers of government; and, in this iusUuc-, no legislative power Was exercised. Tne Pi ocla inition, frum the aMcesritj of the caee. toik the existing apportionment, as it ctood el the lat el eclioa under the law. an I recommended the election of members tu fill the num ber oecesary to make a cons iiuuoual Senate and House ol R-preseiitati vt-a. up. on precisely the same ratio and appor tionment which ex s'.ed when the Gener al Assnnbly adjourned. In Ihe same number, rr presenting the seme torril ry and population at when yew adjjurned. you Ii vo assembled at thfpresriit lime. Convened under the Constitution, clothed by the people, w i i Br the sovereign power that belongs to a Gener I Assem bly, it is your duty to fix, by law, the number of Senators and R-preset! la lives that shall compose the future Legislature pporuon such Ser.nrors and Kep Ve among the several counties, it g to the number of white male inhabitants, above twenty one years uf age, in eacb. The cause nf Education is second to no You Will perceive, from the report of ' fraudulent VOtini. Where iew vntr. Orcanited aerimfltiiral tnrieliee hn.. the Superintendent, that our Colleges are 'are congregated at a sinale nrecinrt ! delegates are n'ir in station with rh in a nourishing condition, nobly comp. : there will be little danger of excited and i Smie Board of Agrictrlf urv; and throngh ling rilh each oiher, in the rocfl of use 'srgry feeling, the right of suffrage will out our State the increasing interest that fulness in the higher department of edu be exercised with more freedom nnd de-! is manifrtted in advancing the cause of cation. A condensed report of their liberation; and the voters will be more j sgricultnre, nnd other brsnchei of home hist.o-y and progrrsj. wi!l be found in generally known to each other and to the! in luMrv and skill, is rapidly augmenting the report lor this year show ing w ht officers of the election. The penal ties ! the amount and value of our domestic pro a ducts. It is suggested that it would be productive of good results, to amend the present law, so as to make the Pres. dents of ccunty societies, or other delegates appointed by them, constitute the Slate (Joa rd. Having, on several former occasions, faults of the law, and not of the contrac tor. Although it is not anticipated that the PrUon can be made, to any considerable ventions. A Bureau of Statistics is required Lt the purpose of ascertaining, and mskine known, from year to year, the progress of improvements in Indiana, and the condi tion of the various bnnches of produc- V !H ROVT.V Mmtilaet rersofTin Sheet i iron end Copperwere, and dealer in Stores in ol Tin shop V Stove. C 11 ARLES BALXEC, Dealer in Dry Goods, ItooU 4t Altoe. Itaiawece. Qaeetisirafe, Groceries, and Hats &. t-'apa JG OSBORNE Attorney 6r Connfol ' lor at Law. Office np stairs over Palm OT's tore. IMfmoanh, Ind. . J. v. S ofTice af Ins re-i-11 d nee three doors north of Edwarde' Hotel, on M ie iiju street. BROOK Ik. EVA, Dealers in Dry Goods Urjeenes, Crockerr and Kesdy made Jlothing; rorner Laporte V Mich- streets. l7fK)VNI.KK CO. Dealers in Dry . Ooo , Boots v Suoes, Ready made Clothi ng. Hardwirt A. Cutlery --rVR. T. A. LEMON, PracticuK Pl.ystcia I t ad dealer ie Dru,' Medium Pa a's i Grjcerles, east f.de Michigan street. Oils, a-MdlO a. IM-eSaBBL. our citizens hive done in th. ir associate for illegal voting and for aiding and abet capacity, for collegiatr education. 'ng therto, either by solicitation, in P.tteu-.s have been received for the ad- t i initio i ion. or transportation, should be ditioual grants of land to the State Unt- j largely increased. rersuy, at Bloomiugtcn In disposing! The practice of betfing upon elections of these lands I recommend that the pro isn great and growing evil, tending, more ceeds be set apart for the endowment r,i than any other cause, to destroy Ihe ru sh Agricultural Prolessorship, in cot.nec , rity of the ballot box. an I the practice urged upon the Legislature, the duty of tion with the purchese of a farm, for should be visited with the severest pan ' providing for a thorough acientific survey practical test of l.bur, and sgriculiuisl allies. The history of the past year has of the geological character of ihe Slate. "T. " -x ootisiwo me that, unless some effectual I regret that my recommendations upon me 4ursm.11 providing, oy tne op- ineana can be adopted to protect the elec eratiou ol judicioos and elleciive laws, live franchise from corruption snd dese for the prevention or mitigation of those era tion, our" institutions will soon be at vices and evils, public ani domestic, the merry uf an unlicensed meb. winch h;ve their origiu in the intempe- The Report of the Trustees of the Wa rate use of intoxicating liquors. r-qo.irfe, haah and Erie Canal will be laid before af - SsJ a a b a 1 a aft . iroui )ou, toe most proiound and serious yoo, It will be seen lhat the Trustees thus developed. cunaiuerrtTion. inejuaicious leg, a'.a ;or , na ve caused th atanaing timber on the will look with more core to the preven- Birch Creek Reservoir, in Clay County, noil of crime, than to the punishmeot lo b remover!, at a very heavy expanse ol its results. j thus allay ing all cause of complaint oil In former cominunicslionl. addressed the part of the lalinbitar.ts residing in to Use G-neral Aas-nnbly. on tht subjret tho vicinity of that work. Though the of making laws to leguhte the traffic ; best onenical authorities reported, under in intoxicating uruiKs. and to check and , a law of the LegUlu lute, lhat this stand ing umber would not extent, a source of revenue, it is already ! live induatry in the Slate. It is a run tief spparent that, even in this respect, wiih of astonishment that we have so long ne nroper management, its net income will glected the duty of providing means for be larger than any omount which the j the accomplishment of this important State could possibly realise under the con- work. By meant of a Bureau of Stati? tract system. ;ica which may be organized and msn- The object of aS pfison dicipline I aged at en expenditure which would be should be, not merely to punish the of-1 inconsidarable when compared with the fender for his misdemesnor, and restrsin value of its operations our citizens, pni him from '.he further commission of crime, j the people of other States, rn'ght receive but, by suitable reformatory mesus, by annually, authentic information of the virtuous example and Christian counsel, ; progress of improvement in the several to prepsre him for a re entrance into the ' counties of Indiana. Among other de- rrstrain the vice of drui.keuness, 1 re lerred to ihr danger ef arousing a re ac tion in populai sentiment, by the enact ment of laws so 6iriug. nl that they could not bt carried into effect. Subsequent prove injurious to th health of ihe nurrounding cot.ilry. yet so completely did a contrary opinion take possession of the public mind in that vicinity, that, on two several occasion - - w rvu'.t havt developed nothing to iudnce . since the lsst meeting of the General As ma to char.ge the views which were then j sembly, that llSJSJaf feeder to the ca txpr.ssed. j nal waa destroyed b an armed assemblage The constitutional right of the Legis ef a portion of the iuhtbitsnts of tne laiu'e to mike lawa for regulating the i country. These outrages Wete promptly report a v t M c tn U! nnlor In Fnrin ind Do A., snoetsc 6'rjcenei and Provisions. east . other claiming legislative atteotiou and sila M : ?an sir. et. aciion. Mental develnpment invariably ' ," ; precedes . phvsicnl improvement. Eu- WL. PIATT, Oii.nr V Cabinet maker. i i .l i ' , . ..o Unuertaker, Purm-tre room in lh'nl md a tht re.l source of II )rth room of the old IMvmmith Hotel. td vancement in sgricutlural oelence. f HAS ELTON, M, , .r irer am! ilealer cb.oic.l invention and political u,og. J. In looUASlKm. and Shoe Findings, and. therefore, the educai.onal una wel side .Wichie an street. rrst of the State will merit and receive a : 7TX T. T ' rT fhareofyour attention. Tk. T II rf LV irC .t, Cn Ii. . arc in Dt - r.oolaCimeerie. Il.irdw.re. Boots and ' Tae 'port of the Superintend S uet. Ct 'lefcery Ac, in the Brick Store. Public tastruction, for the last f L "WES TKRVELT ox C-, Dealers in w"c has been Lid cn your table iwrtat. flaanSea. Hardware. Boots P'nt the operation of the echool h,-. Rea lv ma le Cloth. n- vc. i Utn during the first yenr after its I rvMn.vn LViinMPM tv,n!..o'..r,(r,r",u"- The w rn of many of I Retail' dealer in Dni.-s '.Med-cinea, Oils, thniigea. imroduced by your predecessors i r V.'twfP 4 LUt; - - traffic ol inioxicatine drinks, and fur re straining tud puntatiing the vice of drunkeiiiiesa, has existed, sanctioned by judicial authority, from the urganizatiou ul the government to .he present time. The makiug of such Lws. however, re quires the exercise of a greet degree of prudence. If ike laws be too weak, ihey will become woubless, and faK in to cotitt-mpt, before the successful resis tance of those who may undertake to violate them with a strung arm. On the orher hmd. if they are too severe, they cannot be enforced in communities where tbey may be regarded, by the prevailing , order. oputar S"uinnent. as oppressive inter- reuces wall person.il rights and domes rivilegts. The unwise policv of ma laws which, owing to the state of ic opinion, cannot be carried into ef- t, will always afford grounds of jus fication. or excuse, for an inefficient or weak administration of the beat lawa.-- Psuita. Glass V Oitaswjre." and ."Wocetiea ! into our Kducttioiiril Code, has developed J There should be uo dead letter laws among! Ail.'a Ut. Collections ,lHf mn,e nd more, during the two atiend tebnsincss in tke Circuit and confirms ihe belief that it rests on a b .sis j which giow nut of the viceof drunkenness Piess coiirn. Over the Post office. j of eouud principle, and reliable esperi. re millers which ou who are charged 11 RKKV V7. punciiially .tteiided to iu Northern ln-)far5 whii h have transpired since the re diana. Lands lor sale ctijp. vision. Though not perfect, it has fully "1 W Y. SMITil. Justice of tke neaee. will justified all reasonable expectation, and Cim. Drt. SAM'L. HIOOfNBOTHAM, Physician euCe auggrttions contained in the tfore SStifien.rne Office at his residence on j said doc umem end the forthcoming re t be east de of Michigan street. J part. will, doubilrss, receive due tons d JOHN COL'OLEr Keep a general assort- ' eration. The Library syetetu has more meutol Dry Goo Is, Groceries, Vegetables j than realized the expectations of its a n 1 Mf-ats of all k.eds. Cor. O.no k M. h stt. - ftl,at j fully Iedrernril ,,e Fedg.g D' J D. GRAY. Eclectic I'hysicisn, will ofiis most esrnest ndvocnteg. The ex aiteudtanallsdaror nsgfcl. Office four ,tn. to which it h be.n d doora north of C. . Reeve s resi lence. I , . , . " ' . I tonnshipa in various parts of ihe Öteie. ELLIOTT Jr. Co. Wa.-on. Cai ri.ge Äc Plowjaeema almost without a parallel, demon .Mjnufactarers. at their new stand i the j Rtr , i, ug j,, power and uaefuluett at an aB-aW ah 1 W a& D . 1 . a M i n ki n t M .1 feilt I - eu.tu e.ia wie ..u, , P,lucational i n s i r u m e n i a 1 i t y . I a it s t j vw ti. a 1 ' in ti m Tm u i ' will promptly attend to all calls in his mofession. Office st his tesiden' e. south Plym. our atatuies. A great increase of the number of pie ces nt wbicli intoxicating liquors nreaold. nnd n lamentable increase of the evils wiih the duly ol guarding the iulerestn or promoting ihe welfare of the Stale, D A. JOSEPH Cabinet Staket and Un dertaker, Sooth Plymouth. DI. QU 18. WEST. 'jlectic Physician, Office at his residence, east side Michi gan street. PAILOR, CaHinet Makerand underi.- Ia aer, corner denier v esinngron si EDWARD 5' HOTEL, Wm.C. Edwards Pro prietot, corner el Miclrigaa and IFashing toa streets. Shop souLh esst of Edwards' Hotel. would. most earnestly, recommend that it be made a permanent feature of the stem. A reduction of the present tax for its support, of at least three filths, would be no detriment to its healthy progress. The peculisr requisitions of ihe Con solution ns drfinod by the Supreme Ju- dicinrf of the State, compel the Legisla ture to consider the claims of our youth lo a period of tuition, adequate to their wants, and equal to their necessities The townships have, to a great extent, nobly entered on the discharge of their aCJtf4 by the erection of school houses; Horse Shoeing end hiving levied, within two yetra. more of dol- tanuoi overlook or neglect. Although i admit we in iv. in 'n my places, see the evideii- . ces of a re action iu public ed to this department, and I lost no time iu adopting euch measures as were, in my opinion, beet calculated to re estab lish ihe supremacy of the laws in thst hitherto peaceful community. In the exercise of the power given by the Con stitution, a proclamation was immediate ly issued; and other outrsges being com mitted, and threatened, not only upon the Csnal. but on private property, en adequate force was immediately des patched to the scene of lawlessness. Determined tr sustain the law. reStore and, if possible, punish the eg grsssors, my duty was plaiu. Some ar rests were made, and trials had, which resulted in the discharge of all the per sons implicated. Pence tnd order, how ever, were restored tnd maintained. As the only cause of complaint is now I removed, may we not hope lhat the peo P'e in tne neighborhood ef this Reser voir, ns well ss til other citizen, will refrain from further hostility ani vio lence to the works ind structures of the Canal? That the Trustees had a perfect right to construct the Reservoir, tnd that they adopte j tht mode of its construction from the original plans and turveys ol the Sinte authorities, tnd by the exam pies of other Stu'es, are matters which a subject of such vital importance to the prosperity of the people, have failed to convince the proper authority of the propriety of making the necesisry pro vision! for such t surrey. While the re sources of our sister Slates ksve been and immigration aad wealth thereby altrrcled to them, we have neglected to lay bare the hidden ' treasures which Nature hat garnered mp; and, but fur accident of individual en terprise. we sheuld have remained in the most profound ignorance ol the mineral resources of our Sitte. Enough hts been tsct'tained to convince us of their exis tence and extent; but the hand of sci ence is needed to show us their value, and iheir localities, Within the last year, discoveries have bten made of extensive beds of irou ore. in Perry county, in the immediate vicin ity of formations of coal and limestone; and individual explorations, in other por tions of the Stnte, have been equally pro ductive, I therefore, earnestly, renew the recommendation fur an appropriation for a thorough geological and topograph ical survey of the State. In consequence of the excessive drouth of the past season, extending nearly throughout the entire year, our citizeus, in common with those of other States bordering upon the Ohio river, have suf fered greatly from the obstruction to nav igation en that great national thorough fare. In our own river towns, business has bten paralysed, manufacturing has been suspended, commerce haa drooped, and thousands have suffered from the limi ted supply, and exorbitant prices of fuel. The frequent occurrence of this etate of things, has caused public attention to be directed to the necessity and practicabil ity of improving the river, tither by dtms and slack water navigation, er by providing vest reservoirs of water in the gorges of the Alleghauies. However numerous our lines of Rail way, even were they to penetrate every county ic our State, we could nevet dis pense with this great artery of commerce. It washas the borders of six sovereign States, with a population of near ten millions; and bears upou ila bosom ihe fruits of their soil, the products ol their society of his ftilow. Sheuld the labor of the prisoners be productive of an in come beyond the expence of their im prissonment, a portion of such net pro ceeda might, with propriety.be devoted lo ihe support of their fsrnilies; or dis tributed among '.hose who. on leaving tails, this information might embrace Lets having reference to the following subjects, namely: The quantity of land under dilatation; the kinds, amounts, and values of the annual field crops the various annual productions of orchards, gardens, and dairies; the various articles the walls of the prison, had, by their j of domestic manufacture, produced an good conduct, rendered themselves wor thv of such favor. nually; the annual products of median; leal industry and skill: estimates of the Under no circumstsncet should the j amount and value of exports aiid imports; State again sunender her control of this, the names, locations, and population of institution; nor revive a policy which towns and vilLgts; the number snd val meets the condemnation of the civillited ue of echool houses and churches; the world. Aa far as possible, the convicts j names, number, coptlsl. and purposes, should be kept within the wtlls of the of incorporated companies. 6rc. &c. An prison, tnd debarred from intercourse I annual statistical report, nresantine. in with others, The elTect of the intermin gling of hardened criminals with those not yet inuueted into crime, is highly pernicious, and the practice should be tigidly discountenanced. The report of the directors snd officers discloses the fact, that more than one third of the present inmates of the Prison would be proper subjects for the discip line of ihe contemplated House of Refuge. I cvmend to your special consideration 1 t . -SL. - t a a. a aetau. auinentic miormaiion witn res pect to theae subjects, should be made a permanent part of our domestic policy. In connection with the proposed im provement at the Capital, your attention is invited to consideration of the expe diency of providing for an enlargement of the State House square. By vacAling, for the distance of one square, the street north of the Capitol, by the purchase of two small lots, and by effecting, with the this valuable Report, which exhibits ,! city authorities, an arrangement respect fully, the details of our system of prison discipline, tie appointment of Moral Instructor bee br.en made. This service has been performed by the Rev. Ltroy Wood, the former chaplain. The list of pardons, and remissions of fines and for feitures, is herewith communicated. Our Benevolent Institutions most de- ing the location of the western Market House, the area of the lot for the use of the Stste House, may be enlarged, so as 0 a i a a ; to iorm appropriate public grounds a I round the Capitol of the State, i Having repeatedly called the attention , of the Legislature to the necessity of pla cing additional restrictions and safeguards servedly command the respect and confi around the office of Agent of Stste, snd feeling it incumbent on me to exercise a careful supervision over it, I appointed Elijah Newland. of this State, and James F. D. Lanier, of New York, to examine, and teport upon, its condition, end pro posed various questions in reference to the subject. Owing to a pressure of bu- j r.u i mi - - uente oi tue people, tne.r seversi re ports will present you with information, in detail, as to their expenditures, pro gress and management. They are enti tied to much of your consideration. While eur people look with pride fo these monuments of thsir liberolitv, thev e expect from you, their servants, the ut- f no doubt. That the lie rtnm engaged in ihe destruction of the Reser- sentiment, , voir, were misled by the belief ihn: th apparently unfavorable to the cause of health of the country was endangered by temperance, yet we will fall into a motl the timber remaining on th submerged injurious error, with respect ;o public o- j Ined, is equally clear and undoubted; and m itlrtfi a a. I t4 ie na af ir ah..sr-.T.a,!.t t I a as a a y ....... ... .......u.. .. uriunuu'iru, noin ii any Illing could justity iheir conduct siness, Mr. .Lanier declined the trust: most economy as to theirjmanagemen t fand I thereupon appointed Washington Negotiations have been concluded with De Ptuw, who was in that city, iu his the President of Liberia, for the purchase stead. The report .of the examiners of land for our colored population, emi- I is herewith communicated, in which, a- grating to that Republic. A commuui j mong other thing?, the propriety of ap cation, from President Benson, herewith pointing a Register of Stock, as a check submitted, shows his entire concurrence j upon the Agent, is suggested. A, how in the views taken by your State Board, 'ever, there might be collusion between and, doubtless, tht necessary legislation, ; the Agent and Register, it would fail to on tne part oi Lioena, was consummated afford the desired security. in December last. I rejoice, with you, at the well merited rebuke which the proposition to renew the African Slave trade has received at home and abroad. God forbid that we XSV äJi S a - ..a . snouia so lar lorget what is due to our! manufactories, and tht coal and miner ale produced from their mountains. j crime, that our fathers, in the puriiy of From reliable sources it is estimated lhat i our aövernmefit. called bv the rieht . ..... ... .1 " ' o-- tne value oi products annually transpor ted upon thisgrest highway of commerce, Under the present system the Bonds sre executed by the Auditor and Treasur er, forwarded in quantities to the Agent, and only require his signature and filling up to render them valid, while upon the officer issuing them, there is no check reputation,. to say nothing ol justice end j whatever. That frauds hate not, hereto bumsnity, as to renew nnd endorse a ! fore, been committed, is owine to the in- w i. w v these evidence., that the people of the State d not require some sound and ef fectual legislation to check and restrain the growth of those numerous and de structive evils, vices and crime, which afflict every community where the Lws impose neither punishmenrg nor restraints upon drunkards, nor upn those who con stantly hold nut inducements which tempt their fellow men lo become drunk ards. Thesgitation and discussion of forty thousand d dlars, of the income of &. BRIGGS. Blaeksmrtbrwr ef all lrinds done to order- than three ouartera of a million . . ....... i ... . ti M H. ?E HtU Jt JO., Dealers in Family ei.... . :. vji jtcric. rovisions, uuniccoiiaiic: Ac. South Plymouth. en 1 ol the Brider, Plytronih, Ind EIBICK & LAMSON. H mae. S en. and omental Painter. SbD Sou'b TJE E iM R OJE.V BOUSE. V. W. AXTELL, Preprletor, LAPORTE, INDIANA. lars on the property and polls for that purpose. Being deprived of the statu tory authority to eeeess n tax for tuition, they look to the Legialaiure, and demand a redemption of the Constitutional pledge to furnish the requisite amount of funds for this purpose. Is not this claim rea- . i v . t .1 . . ma puojrri, oj inn peopie or me seve ral couniiis, if necessarily connected with the selection of county commission ers clothed with tmpL power to restrain tnd regulttt the traffic in intoxicating liquorr, is worthy of your special consid erttion. Whttever differences of opin ion mejr htve been, heretofore, eater tainer! on th s subject, no man can shut his eyes to the fact. that, throughout our State numerous places have been opened, or established for the unrestrained sale of spiritous liquors, in which theyoeng snd unwary have been decoyed to contract tastes tnd habits which the resolves of a sonable? Is it not unquestionable? Is j subsequent life cannot control, if they HOTEL, Randolph St. IllicaoiS. - Proprietor. nmncv cvaim JT uperiorquali- ty,tt Pm. M fc TaooioA CsbeescTnan'Tii FflHE True source of Health in the Fe ataie Coststitiat.On. Jaret rece,rd and for tele br PSRSH1NG St THOMPSON 7, 1MB. :t not just? Then it should be prompt lj and fully met. No consideration of economy should induce the Legitleture to postpone the redemption of the edu cational pledge of the Constitution. Such claims are paramount to all others, end should be so regarded. Of equal ur geney arxl necetsity, ie lb vent of com petent instructors. Teachers' Institutes, or Normal Sehoola, ere the appropriate remediee for this evil. As tile State has not appropriated a dollar to this purpose, heretofore, the questions naturally occur What does economy demendf What does justice cleim? When the towu ehipe erect school nouses; the State can- t not honors Wy evade, poet potto, c repu- .v. : j . l , wiaj prcnuui year, una mat tne receipts ! for the year just closed, show a still fur I thsr decretse of twenty six thousand dol j lars before the revenue of 1 S55 making, in iwo years, an aggregate decrease ol sixty-six thousand dollars. This decline in the revenues of the Ctnal. ser ms quim extraordinary ; and es pecially, ns it is believed that the navi gation was maintained with fewer inter rupiions than occurred in the year when the revenues yielded the highest Income. The report of the Trustees will explain this decrease; and to that report your at tentinn is respectfully directed. It is gratifying to have the eetorance. contained in the report of the Trustees, that the completion of the Reservoir at Birch Creek, end other precautions to se cure a good eupplr f water, will cretion. to enart tome conttttetlonal for the commerce ef the nest season a law, in eccordance with public semi, more reliable navigation then that of any ment. of sufficient stringency to restrain previous period. The Canal is now con- ana suppress mis growing evil; a.,d 1 1 sidersd in good repair, end sucharrtnge JnnWi .W thia eitl.iamf la-ill p. 1 J . . . O such consideration this mistaken conviction would be a pal nation oi it. It will be seen by reference to the re port of the Trueieet, that there is a seri ous diminution of the receipts of tolls on the Canal, as compared with the in come of 1354, and the preceding vear. By the report of 1855, m .de to this de atertment. It will be obaerred that the tolls fur thst yesi fall short, more then ! sioned so much embarrassment in the dis charge of my official duties, aa tht neg lect of the last Legislature to mtke the it not less than one hundred millions of dollars. The most strict constructionist . earnestly recommend the usual appropri couio scarcely raise a doubt ot the con stitutionality oi appropriations by the General Government for the improvement of tht navigation ef the Ohio river; end I earnestly recommend you to call tht attention uf Congress, through your rep reaentatives, to the pressing necessity of this important work. Nothing, during my connecticn with aaOV a a eea a tne government ol to biete, baa occa- The frequent communications and the amount of busiuess transactions, which exists between citisens of the United States tnd the subject of foreign govern ments, have induced several of the States io provide, by law, for the appointment of Commissioners of Deeds, authorized to take acknowledgments df Deeds, Depositions, Mortgages, Äc. The pro- necessary tppropriation for the support j priety of making provisions to suthorize of tht Sitte Prison, snd to appoint tht j similar appointments, on the part of this tegrity of the officer, and not to any secu ritv afforded bv (he law. - I a a name. Piracy. t would, in my judgment, be prefera- The subject of African Colonisation is ; ble in all cases of transfer of slock, to one of deep intertst to our people, nnd 1 require the Bond, before its issue and af ter signature by the Agent, to be signed ations, to aid thia great cause of human- by the Auditor and Treasurer of Stste, ity, which promises so much good to tne and registered by them in their respect colored rasn, as well as permanent peace jve offices. The flight delay would be and harmony in eur oWn commonwealth, more than counterbalanced bv the tbso- htve not already, entered upon the cour set of dissipation tod vice. It is, imperatively, the duty of the Legislature, in the exercise of a wise dis- directors for its management, as required by law. This neglect imposed on me the alternative, either to appoint the di rectors myself, or to convene the Legisla ture for that purpose, at great expense ;o inciiia in ui-ni ua.Ki.taa tP Will aiva . .... a w - - K yonr hnnda, suca consideration ae ita ! certaftttv and promptitude to the importence requires. nsicciosi of tho p roductions of the coil On a review- of the fate elections, ft L to northern or scathern marketc. apparent to all, lhat our Taws here failed This Canal is the largest trtiftcial wt to preserve the portly of the ballot boa. ter communication m tho U. 8.. nnd has While there in a difference, in regard to always boon held e cherished work of le ihe proper remedy, sn effort ic made to dtanc. Ace check on high and scored direct public eeoirtnent in feior of a ref- tent charges, by otnes. and competing State, is submitted to your consideration The statute on the subject of granting divorces requires a revision which will relieve our Courts from the pressure of spplications for divorce, for all imscina- the Slate, and under circumstances in i ble causes, on the part of citixens of oth which I could see no grounds of assurance er States. You will, doubtless, prompt that the members could agree uoon n sc- I v annlv a remedv tat th ie atare af lhSnoa - i - . " ' o" uunuie, io results wnicn i lection. In this emergency. I assumed 1 by requiring of the nsrties. in such reaea a..-j i .l t . .. . . . I - . . "vu try i ii v uuriniuuj ui laiismtj ui uiaaiuv u,c nrcve- en nciuai res ue nee oi iwo or more von : i :j : i i .anccimi, uj e rapiu itbumi, uui uuai- The public records of ihe State, inclu- necc with the commercial cities of the ding those ol the Supreme Court, and of the departments of the Secretary, the Auditor, arid tke Treasurer of Stele, are insecure, and liable to he injured or des troyed by fire. In order to place these recorde in a condition of greater security. and to relieve the State from the payment . a. al a a tne respoosiDiiity oi matting me necea eary appointments, end selected as suck directors, Messrs. Grafton F. Cookerly, of Vigo. Ge orge F. Savits, of Cltrk, and Samuel F. Owen, of Floyd. The contrtct with the lessee of the prison, expired on the 15ih of Jene, 1656. Ou the next dty, t portion of the prisoners, having become excited under the inflamatory appeals of e newspaper circulated among ihein. rose in resistance against the authorities and fired the Hos pi tel. Throngh the promptness and effi ciency of the Are companies of Jefferson - ville, and those of our als (or city, VooLe ville. the fire wts extinguished before it had occasioned much lost, and the muli nous conduct of the prisoners waa prompt ly checked. The propriety of tendering au mw ata bviapiinci unasr t Ulli nie ICS lute and entire safety and security which would be thereby furnished. Tke annuel report of the Agent is herewith preftentd, to which yourstten tion is invited. Monthly reports of the transactions of the Agent htve been fur nished in compliance with my requisi tions. But even these would fail to cor rect the evil; for whttever the compe tency or integrity of the officer, he if, nrcesssrily, compelled to entrust c por tion of his business to4 others, whose in competency or dishonesty, might involve the Slate in heavy losses. The prompt and decisive action of the Legislature on this Subject Is irtiperatit-jly required: the great and increislng prosperity ot out State mty be attributed in no small measure, to results which have been pre- our Railroads Atlantic State, stimulating tnd reward ing the industry of our people, raising Ihe value of real estate, improving our coun try, building our cities tnd towns, giv ing to the products of oar agricultural la bor a Speedy and fair market, and iacreas ine the Strength of the source of our rev- of heavy rente, sound policy requires the enuei, by increasing, annually, the ag$rc immediate commencement, on the ground gate valun of the ta table property of the aaaii mm mmX Lai m W STI . SWt si a.a occepjeo oy tne State Trectuterj of sc ed ifice sufficiently commodious for offrcet of Sttte, Supreme Court, &.c, lent ing the State House exclusively for the rise of the Tgfsfature,-and the Statt Library. Tho Governors Circle, in the very heart of the Capital of the State, should be improved, by taking down the old di lapidated building which stands upon it timooieiof tbeit effective and disinter and, for ;he health end beauty of yonr Stale. In inew of this sabfect. it ie man. ifett thst our Statutes shonld make no unjust discriminations in providing for the security of the rights of railroad Com panies. The question of the expediency of revising our railroad laws, in order to establitM tbem upon a more Just and lib eral basis, with respect to certain rights and remedies, is worthy uf vow consider (cosrcMTtftn oir rouarir m. 1