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OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY.
Prescott, Wisconsin, Octo’cer’9lßßl-
Our Platform.
I wMi solemnly to declare before you and I
the world that 1 nm for this Fnio:i without
rr. / <>«i for its preservation at any and every
cost of ldo<- I and tr< asure aaiu. ta I its assail
ants. 1 know no neutrality between my
country and its foes, wh ther they be foreign i
or domestic ; no neutrality between that gio -
rious flag w lech now floats ov< r us ai.d the in
grates and traitors who wot.ld trample it in
the dust. My prayer is for victory, complete, j
enduring and overwhelming to the armies <>
ti.e Republic over all of its enemies. 1 am
AGAINST ANY AND F.VtttY ('-CM I'BOMI SE THAT i
may be Proposed tope Made VNUERTtn: Cvns i
OE THE Rekers. * * * *
* * » • • The arbitrament of
tl.e sword has been defiantly thrust into the ,
f.ieeoflhe Government and count! v, and there ■
is no honorable escape from it.— Jociph Hop. '
ttyeccii of I’on. U. P. Harvey.
On receiving the nomination for Gov
<*iu<r by the Union Convention Mr. lIAR
yly ma le the following speech :
Air. President and Gentlemen of the
Convention :— A year ago a convention
Lke this would have been a strati >e meet
ing— the circumstances under which I
appear befcre’you would have seemed
unnatural. I see around me men whose
lives Lave I cun passed in opposing par
ties— urging ami defending antagonistic
policies. To-day the barriers of pr>ju
dice and habit are broken down, and
you eon 3 together with one mind end,
•hj heart. This is neither strange nor
unnatural, for a sense of common dan
ger has united us for mutual defence.
The election of Lincoln was the sig
t.al for lifting the curtain from before a
a ng contrived and carefully matured plot
fi-r the destruction of the Government.
Bv the light which recent events have
thrown upon the scene, we detect that
our fellow citizens—men with whom we
fraternized perhaps as partiznns—or as
sociat'd friends, or even embraced m
more intimate social and domestic rela
tions— aye, that men upon whom by the
willing suffrage of many of us the high
est trusts of government had been de
volved, had long been laboring in seen
t<> disarm the government—plunder its.
treasuries and prepare in every possibles
way for the success of a conspiracy which
aimed at its complete and final over
throw.
I can understand how this recogni
". as come more slowly to some of us that
t » others. Differences of mental const'
lotion—and modes of thought—an<
more, old habits and associations are sc
potent in shaping men’s convictions.—>
Though we may all revolt with cc mi
promptness at crime in the abstract,
are ever less ready to meet it with v '
aversion in the person of a neighbor, or
the face of one in whom we have long
confided as a friend. But I take it this
treason is now universally understood —
and the traitors recognized in all the I
enormity of their guilt.
The North has poured out her trens- '
ures and sent forth her men without stint,
to put down this rebellion. This Las
not been the work of one partv; but of
the whole people. There is no party in j
the lines of the grand army standing ;
guard along the Potomac for the defence i
of the Capital—for the protection of the
persons of our rulers, and of the ar j
chives of the government. Over against |
them are encnniped an army of more j
than a hundred thousand traitors. I:.;
s’ght i f the Capitol fl units the f! g of j
disunion. There is no j arty feeling iu 1
the sense of this insult, nor in realization
<>f the danger. There is no par<v feel i
ing in the heart-yearnings which follow
i dfitivi s and fi .ends in the ranks of our
brave armies. Th< re is no party feel ng
in the anxiety which waits—our verv '
s u’s listening intently—for news of the
movements of the two aimies, a collision :
’ • tween whom may nt any time deter-j
mine the destiny of the Republic.
Just in this hour of national peril, and ]
< f fearful anxiety, it happens that elec- 1
lions of State officers < ecur in several < f
the loyal States. Shall candidates be
presented for these through the icspec
tive political organizations hitherto divi
ding us, and their claims urged with
more or less of reference to political <1 f- I
ferences '/ Or will the people transfer I
these offices, by common consent, with a
little distraction of public attention as
possible ? These are questions which
our circumstances suggest. Your Con
tention meets with the object of affirm
ing tho latter. If we go into a party
canvass, it is not evident the issues which
■will divide us must appear unworthy the
Cri'is. Nominate Republican candidates,
by a party convention, on party grounds,
and the watchword of the supporters of
such a ticket must be, “We told you
so ’ Now come and help us put down
tho rebellion.” The reply of their oppo
nents would naturally bo, “We told you
so 1 Now- come and help us defend the
Government your folly has put in peril I”
The etl’eet must certainly be to distract
and divide us at the North, and to plant
broadcast the seeds of opposition to the
Adnaiuissration in the conduct of the
war.
A union of parties upon a ticket of
Joyal men, which may command the
votes of the loyal men of the State, ap
pears to be the teaching of propriety un
der tho circumstances in which we are
placed, and to be demanded by public
sentiment. Other loyal States have set
us the example. An election without a
canvass—the support of a united people
accorded to the Administration, upon
which rests the responsibility of conduc
ting this war for us—are the happy re
sults promised by this course.
Such a union is practicable, for the
reason that every measure of policy
about wh’ch we might differ, is summed
up in “the vigorous prosecution of the
war.” If one set of men want to hit la
very in particular, let them fight. Ifan
nother set ignore slavery in the contest,
still they must agree in hitting the rebels,
and that answers the practical purpose.- —
If one man is disposed to quarrel with
Fremont’s method of deal.ng with ic
bellion and slavery, exhoit him to push
on the measures of the war, leaving his
convictions to be moulded by events —
w hich are the persuasions of Providence.
If we are disposed to complain ot tl.e
Administration us too slow in progress
or too tender in dealing with trai.ors —
still let us remember that a change is
beyond our reach—the support of th-*
administration by supplies of men and
means is our bounden duty—taking this
stimulus to our patience, the madness of
the enemy is daily provoking harsher
measures and more vigorous policy. 1
have an abiding faith that success will in
(he end succeed our labors; aye more,
that in the event of this war every patri
otic heart will rest satisfied. That the
causes which have broken our peace will
: e removed; and that we shall all 1 a.I,
wit! cq '.al satisfaction, the greater vigor
rnd increased purity of tho re-establish
ed government of the Union.
Mr. President, I am advised by the
committee of your body, which sum
moned me before you, that th s c< men
tion has, with a flattering unanimity, se
lected me as its candidate for the office
of Governor oi this State. I accept the
n -minntii n. Ido so because I have ev
idence tl.e convention is actuated by
the patriotic purpose of avoiding a con-
• over the d eposition of the State of
~ " fl. iuc.vj. ijn-n »r,r honif
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;a 4 CUU‘ of ve ft .• vr j |
u ‘ • t M
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Know itig wvn uiu uiuAui.iis, perp 1 '
tics and fearful responsibilities which for
the next tw’o years goes with the office
for which y< u Lave designated me.—
It is an office beset with | crils to rep
utation and peace of mind in times !
like these—a positiem to be avoided ;
rather than s< tight. When I recollect j
how many of the public men of this
State—how many of those I now sec
before me —are my superiors in ability
ami fitness for the discharge of the du
ties of the Executive, I can but won
der vour choice Las fallen upon mo. —
But one reason occurs to me that af
fords any justification of your selection.
\Var is a fruitful s.iuice of expense
Appieher.sion of the fearful load of debt
and taxation wli ch these troubles arc
cnlaiilii l ’’ upon u<, and our poster.ty,
is wide-spread among the people. It
may be that my fellow citizens have re
cognized in mv humble course a fact,
which before God 1 know is fact, that in
the administration of all the trusts which
th* paitialty of my fellow citizens has
devolved upon me, my hands arc ns
clean of unlawful gain in the public
service, as when first I took an official
oath. The past must be my pledge
that should your partiality bo seconded
bv the suffrages of the people, I shall
to the best of my humble abilities labor
to discharge my duty to the whole people
of tlie State.
My acceptance of this nomination
must, however, be coupled with this res
ell a* on — li it should it hereafter appear
that it produces disunion ins'cad of un
ion, distraction and contention instead of
the harmony and co-operation which
are the aim of oir efforts, I shall esteem
it my right to withdraw from tho canvas.
As I have found no time or inclination
to canvas for a nomination, my present
duties to the public, as well as my sense
of propriety, will foibid me from enga
ging in any strife for mere personal ele
vation.
Two gentlemen noted for their
fondness of exaggeration, were discus
sing the fare at the different hotels.—
One observed that at his hotel lie had tea
so strong it was necessary to confine it
in an iron vessel. “At mine,” said the
other, “it is made so weak it has not
strength enough to run out of the tea
pot.”
J®* An old maid who has her eye a
little sideways on matrimony, says, “ the
curse of this war is that it will make so
many widows, who will be fierce to get
married, and knowhow to do it, that mo
dest old maids will stand no chance at
all,”
It is reported that Ex-Secretary
Cobb is going into the military service.
Cobb ought to be i n aid to Gen. Price.
THE PRESCOTT JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, I S <>l.
Bcmarks of Hois. S. I>. llast
iiiKSi Accepting Hao Noininti
tionof Hie Kepwblican State
Convention for Kc-E!cction.
Jfr. President and Gentlemen of the
Convention: —
I thank you most heartily for the hon
or c< ifferred by the nomination you have
this evening made. It is l ho first time
in the histoi v of our State that a State
officer has been re nominated for a third
lime. It. would be impossible for any
one to feel more deeply gratified than 1
do, in view of this evidence of the kind
ness and Ci nfidence of my fellow cit z-ns;
ai d the grjitifieation which I feel is great
ly enhanced by the consideration that
this action on your partis entirely vol
untarily. I have not sought this nomina
tion at your hands. There is no one in
this convention, nor elsewhere in tho
State, that I have asked to vote for me
here. From all quarters I have had the
assurance that ii the event that I was
willing to continue in my pi esent posi
tion. 1 should receive a cordial support.
Mv uniform reply has been that so long
as I had the evidence that my services
were desired by the people, I would
gladly receive the proffered support, ami
continue in their service. Mr. President,
I trust I shall bo pardoned for giving
some little expression to the strong-feel
ing of gratitude which now fills mv heart.
Four years ago I was elected to the office
I now hold. My official was
about sixty. Two years shice 1 was re
jected by a majority exceeding ten thou
sand, ami now without solicitation on my
|«art, you unanimously re-nominated me
at a time when the duties and responsi
bilities of the office for exceed what they
have been at any previous time iu tho
history of tho State.
Strange indeed would it be, could I
receive such expressions of the kindness,
confidence of my fellow citizens without
the deepest feelings of grn’.itude. I trust
it will not be considered out of place for
me to say, at the present time, in the
■ umstances in which lam now placed
tL.it since 1 have occupied my present po
sition, I have labored faithfully and earn
cstly to discharge my duty— m;f tvhole
duty. AVhere 1 have felt that duty call
ed, my personal comfort, my personal
in e, and even my health have been
freely’ devoted.
if I have in any manner failed in meet !
<ug the entire expectation and require- ,
nients of my constituents, God knows
that it lias nut been because I have not
tried.
Mr. President and fellow citizens, .
should the nomination which you have .
■Lis evening made result in my re-election i
I - in only say to you as I said in this
place two years since, as 1 have done in
the past so will 1 do in the future.
It cannot be necessary that I should
t a single word as to my views in re
lation to any Question of interest to the
people of the State. I have been one of
you for upwards of fifteen years, and 1 ’
fi; ter myself that the positions of few
in n in public life in our State, on ques
tions of public concern is better under
stood than is mine.
On the great question of the day, I am
for the Union of these United States now
and forever. lam for a vigorous prose-
C!ii.ion of the war until the last reLol
bronght into subjugation to the rightful
government of tho country.
All that lam and all that I have to the
Inst cent, and to the last drop of blood,
belongs to my country, and shall be free
ly giver whenever needed to sustain the
iegitima'e government, for without a gov
ernment all else is of no value.
ReNOliitions adopted by the ?’h
ioH State Convention.
Eesolved, That party’ principles nnd ,
platforms should not now engage the at- i
b .ition of patriots, but their entire ener- j
gios should be devoted to the vigorous i
prosecution of the war, and the mainte- :
mince of this government in ail its integ
rity and strength.
Resolved, That this convention hearti
ly concur in tho resolution passed nearly
unanimously by last Congress whi.b was
in the following words;
“That the present deplorsble civil war
has been forced upon the country by the
disimionists of the Southern States, now
in arms against the constitutional govern
ment, and in arms around the capital;
that in this national emergency, Congress
banishing all feeling of mere passion or
resentment, will recollect only i:s duly
to the whole country: that this war is no*,
waged on their part in any spirit of op
pression, or for the purpose of conquest
or subjugation, or purpose of over
throwing or interfering with the rights'
of established institutions of those states,
but to defend and maintain the suprema
cy of the constitution, and to preserve
the Union, with al] the dignity, equality
and rights of the several Spates unim
paired; and that ns soon as these objects
are war ought to cease.”
Resolved, That we are for this Union
without conditions, one and indivisible,
now and forever. That wo are for its
preservation at any nnd every cost of
blood and treasure, against all its rssail
ants. That we arc against nny compro
mise that may bo proposed to bo made
under the guns of tho rebels, and that wo
pledge our most earnest efforts to sustain
the Administration in the adoption of the
most vigorous measures to crush rebellion
punish treason, and maintain the Con
st tution. the Union and the Laws.
Resolved, That we are for the most
careful and economical administration of
our State affairs, so that our moans may
not bo squandered, but may all be ap
plied to the great work we have to do.
“What country is on the other
side, ot thoglobe?” saiil a teacher to a
hopeful pupil.
“Don’t know, sir,’’ was the reply.
“But if you should dig a hole straight
through the earth, and you should go in
at this end, where would you come out?”
“Out of the hole, sir.”
Majestically mournful nro the
words “no more.” They sound like the
roar of the wind through a forest of
pines.
Practice flows from principle; fur as
a man thinks so he will act.
General Election Notice,
For Pierce County,
Notice is Hereby' Given, tlmt at the Gen-
CHil Election, to be held in several low ns.
Wards and Election I’rccincts m the State of
Wisconsin, on Tuesday succeedinyl the hrs.
Monday, beimj the fifth day of November
next, the following officers are to be elected,
A Governor, in the ] lace of Alexander V..
Randall, a Lieutenant Governor, in the place
of Butler G. Nolle; A Secretary ot State, m
the place of Louis P. Harvey ; a L ,tale 1
mer, m the place of Samuel D. Has hugs ; an
Attorney General in the pace of James .
Howe ; a Bank Comptrolk' l ’’ * n “ ie I“‘' ( ' . 0
Guvsbert \ an Steenw vk ; a State o’T 1 1
tendenf. in the y lace of Josiah L. I ickau ,
and a State Prison Conimissioiicr, in the phice
of Hans C. Heu; whose several terms ot office
will expire on the 31st day of December, !• 01.
A State Senator, for the t went; -eighth Sen
ate District, comprising the (’ounties of 1 leice,
St. Croix, Polk. Dallas Burnett, Douglas La
Pointe and Ashland, whose term ot office will
expire on the first Monday <d January, 1 bL
A Member of Assembly, for the Assembly
District comprising the Gouiitiisot 1 ierce and
St. Croix.
One or two County Stq erintendeiits of
Schools, in the several Superintendent Dis
tricts, as determined l<y the County boardot
supervisors.
County supervisors, in the several supervi
sor Districts, and such other County Officers
as are by law required to be elected at such
elect ion.
At the same election the question will be
taken upon the approval by tin- people, ot the
amendments proposed to the General Banking
Law, bv Chaptej 2412 ot the Geneial laiws ot
IBGI, ns amended by Chapter 1 of the Geneial
I.aws of the Extra Session of 1861, its follows ;
CHAPTER 212.
As Amend'd bi/ Chapter 1, Evtra Session,
AN ACT to amend the General Banking Law,
and the several acts amendatory thereof.
The people of the State of Wisconsin, repre
sented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as fol
lows:
Section 1. Section 22, of Chapter 71, of the
Revised Statutes, with the thereunto belong
ing amendment, (see chapter 98 of the Gen
eral Laws of 1858.) is hereby amended as fol
lows: by striking out the following words:
•• Said stocks to be valued at a rate to be esti
mated and governed by the average rate *at
which said stocks have been sold in the city of
New York, within the next six niontlisyprgt'e
ding the time when such stocks ma; be left
on deposit with the Comptroller.” By Stri
king out the words “equal to” and inserting
after the words "not exceeding,” the words
•• in value.” By striking out the following
words ; ‘but such public stocks shall in all ca
ses, be, or be made to be equal to a stock pro
ducing six per cent, per annum ; and it shall
not be law ful for the Bank Comptroller to take
such stock at a rate above its par value, nor
above its current market value in the city of
New York at the time of deposit, by such
person or association ot persons,’ and inserting
in lieu thereof the following : " and it shall be
lawful for the bank comptroller to issue for
public stocks which have been ranging at or
above par during the last six months, and up
to the time of deposit in the New York mar
ket, circulating notes upto the par value oi
said stocks; but the Comptroller shall not is
sue tar public stocks ranging below par in
said market more circulation than ninety per
cent, of the current market value of said stocks
at the time of deposit, nor more than ninety
percent, of the average market value during
the last six months Lave been at and above as
well as below par, the Comptroller shall not
issue more than ninety per cent, of the aver
age value during the last six months, nor in
anv event more than ninety per cent, of its
market value on the cay of deposit, nor mole
than ninety per cent, oi’ the par value of such
stocks:” so that the said section shall hence
forth read as follows: “Whenever, hereafter
auv person or association of persons, formed
for the purpose of banking unde; the provis
ions of this chapter, shall duly assign and
i in trust to the Treasurer or Hilo date,
any portion of the public stocks issued or to
be issued by the United States or any State
stocks, on which full inteiast is annually paid,
such person or association of persons shall be
entitled to receive from the Bank Comptroller
an amount of such circulating notes of differ
ent denominations, registered and counter
signed. and n<- t exceeding in value the amount
of public stocks assigned and transferred as
aforesaid ; and it shall be lawful for the Bank
Comptroller to issue for public stocks, which
have been ranging at or above par during the
last six months, ami up to the time of deposit
in New York market, circulating n< tes up to
the par value of said stocks, but the Comp*
roller shall not issue f ir public stocks ranging
below par in said market, more circulation
than ninety ] er cent, of the current market
value of said stocks at the time of deposit, nor
■more than ninety pet cent, of the average
market value during the last six months ; and
for such stocks as during the last six months
have been at and above as well as below par.
the Comptroller shall not issue more than
ninety per cent, of the average value during
tb.e last six months, nor in any event more
than ninety per cent, of its market value on
the day of deposit, nor more than ninety per
cent, of the par value of such stocks: Provi
ded. that if in the opinion of the Bank Comp
troller, together with the Governor and Secre
tary ot Stata. any stocks offered shall be deem
ed insecure, they shall not be received as such
securities under the provisions of this act.—
And provided forth r, that from and after the
first day of December, 1861, the Bank Comp
troller shall not receive ns security for circula
ting Bank Notes, any other public stocks
than those issued by the State of Wisconsin
and the Unitnd States.”
Section 2. Any public stocks described in
the preceding section, and issued at a rate of
interest less than 5 per cent, per annum to be
receivable by the Bank Comptroller, shall be
, made to be equal to stocks producing five per
cent, per annum.
Section 3. Section 40 of chapter 71 of the
Revised Statutes, is hereby amended by in
sulting between the words "located” and “to”
in the 19th line of said section, the words “ or
I to the judge at chambers.”
Section 4. Every bank and banking associ
ation now organized in this State, and all
banks and banking associations that shall be
organizwl before the first day of December,
1861, except such banks and banking associa
tions as are or may hereafter be located in the
cities of Milwaukee and Madison, shall, on or
before said first day of December next appoint
an agent, who shall keep an office in the city
of Milwaukee, or in the city of Madison, for
the redemption of all circulating notes issued
by such bank or banking association, which
shall be presented to such agent for payment
or redemption.
Section 5. The appointment of such agent
shall be made in writing, and such written ap
pointment shall be delivered to the Bank
Comptroller on or before said first day of De
' cember next, who shall file the same in his of
fice. If any bank or banking association
■ shall neglect or refuse to appoint such agent
within the time above mentioned, the Bank
Comptroller shall appoint such agent for such
bank or banking aasociation.
Section 6. The Bank Comptroller shall, im
mediately after said first day of December
next, during such time as he may deem advi
sable, publish a list of such agents in one’dai
ly newspaper published in the city of Madi
son, and in one daily newspaper published in
the city of Milwaukee, the expense whereof
shall be equally divided among the several
banks or banking associations so published
and be paid by them to the comptroller on de
l maud under penalty of forfeiture of one hun
dred dollars, to be collected and applied as pro
yided in respect ta the forfeiture named in sec
tion 19 chapter 71 of the Revised Statutes.
Section 7, Every bank or banking associa
tion hereafter organized, shall before receiving
any circulating notes from the Bank Comp
troller, appoint an agent for the purposes of
this act ; and such appointment shall be imme
diately published in the manner aforesaid, at
j the expense of such bank or banking associa
j lion, to be collected in the manner above pro
vided. 1
Section 8, Appointments of agents made in
pursuance of this act. may be revoked and
Lew appointments made from time to time, b;
delivering such revocation and appointment o
the Bank Comptroller, who shall cause the
same to be published as before provided.
Section 9 It shall be lawful for any num
ber of banks or banking associations authoriz
ed by this act, to appoint an agent to associate
toget her for raising a joint fund, to be placed
in the hands of their common agent for the re
demption of their circulating notes, in the city
of Milwaukee or Madisoi, and also the circu
lating notes of other banks in such manner i
and under such regulations as may be agreed :
upon, and to employ such agents ami clerks as ■
they may deem necessity to carry on the bus- .
incss of such common agency . but nothing m
this section contained shall authorize the re
demption or purchase by such agency of any I
circulating notes at a rate of discount greater
than is herein provided for, nor relieve such ,
banks from any duty or liability required or ,
imposed by this act. . I
Section 10 Every such bank and banking ,
association in this State, except such banks or
banking associations as now are or hereafter
mav be located in the cities .4 Milwaukee and ,
Madison, shall redeem and pay on demand m
the lawful money of the United States, all cii- ,
culating notes issued by such banks or bank
tug associations, presented for redemption at
the office of the agent of such bank or bank
ing association during the usual hours of bus
iness of bankers, between the hours of ten and
three o’clock, at a rate of discount not exceed
ing three-fourths of one per cent.
Section 11 Every bank or banking associ
ation whose agent shall neglect or refuse to re
deem its notes on demand as aforesaid, shall,
on proof being made to the bank comptroller ot
such neglect or refusal by the affidavit of the
person who jnesented said notes for redemp
tion or payment, andon depositing in his of
flee tlic notes so presentc<l, subject to the j
penalties and be proceeded against in the same
manner as is now provided bylaw for cases
where the circulating notes of any bank or
banking association are protested for non-pay
ment, unless the comptroller shall be sat isfied
that there is a good and legal defence against
the payment of such notes.
Section 12 Every bank and banking asso
ciation shall redeem its circulatin’ notes as
now provided by law, but in case «f neglect or
refusal to redeem its notes on presentation at j
its counter and of protest therefor, such bank
or banking association if not located within the ;
city of Milwaukee or the city of Madison,shall
not be liable to the holder of such notes for
damages '.provided, it shall within fifteen days
after receiving notice from the comptroller to
pav the same, redeem said notes in the lawful
money of the United States, with interest at |
rate of fifteen per ctper annum; provided, that '
the officer or officers of such bank or banking
association so neglecting or refusing to redeem
its notes on demand, may endorse on the bills
or package of bills so presented, an acknowl
edgment of such presentation and refusal and
waiving protest upon the same . and such en
dorsement shall be held as evidence ot the
s in t therein made.
Section 13 Nobank or banking association
shall hereafter receive upon the deposit of |
bom's, circulating notes to an amount exceed
ing three times its bonaf de cash capital actu- .
ally paid in, ami the bank comptroller is heie- i
by’authorized and required to ascertain what ;
the actual cash capital of any bank or banking
association applying for circulation, except in ;
exchange for mutilated bills, may be, and for '
this purpose he is authorized to examine any !
person on oath, and to compel answers under '
oath from auv officer or stockhohier of any
bank or banking association so applying, or |
any other person.
Section 14 No bank or banking association j
shall hereafter be organized in this State, nor
shall any more circulating notes be issued to '
any bank or banking association in this State. |
unless said bank or banking association shall
have a bona fide cash capital of at least fifteen
thousand dollars actually paid in, which shall
remain in such bank or banking association as
capital, ami employed in legitimate banking
at the place where the bank is located ; and it
is hereby declared that the bonds deposited
with the hank comptroller shall not be consid
ered as any evidence of the existence of capital
in anv such bank or banking association nor
<.f the amount and extent of such capital. and
it is hereby made the duty of the comptroller,
before issuing any more circulating notes to
any such bank or banking association now or
ganized, or luat shall be hereafter organized,
except in exchange for mutilated notes, to sat
isfy himself by an examination under oath of
an officer or stockholder of such bank or bank
ing association that it has fully complied with
the provisions of this section and of the next
proceeding section of this act, and for the pur
poses of such examination the comptroller or
in his abscence the deputy comptroller is here
by authorized to administer oaths : provided,
that nothing in this act shall be to construed'
as to permit any bank to issue circulating notes !
to any greater amount than its nominal capital
Section 15 From and after the first day of
December next it shall not be lawful for any
bank or banking association, banker, broker,
company or corporation to circulate or attempt
to circulate, or to payout as money any bill,
note, or other evidence of debt, issued or pur
porting to have been issued by any bank,bank >
ing association, company, corporation or indi
dual located or residing out of this State,unless
said bill or note or evidence of debt shall for
the last six months preceding such circulating
or paying out, have been redeemable in tliecity
of New Yolk or Boston in current monej of
the United States at a rate of discount not ex
ceeding three-fourths of one per cent; and the
decision oft he bank comptroller as to the rate
at such discount shall be final and conclusive.
Every bank or banking association, banker or j
broker, corporation or company offending
against the provisions of this section shall for
feit for each and every offence the sum of one
hundred dollars, to be recovered with costs of
suit iu the name and for the use of anv person
who shall sue for the same and prosecute such
suit to judgment in any court Laving cogni
zance thereof.
Section 16 Eash and every person owning
or holding stock in any bank or banking asso
ciation, who shall sell transfer or assign his
stock or any portion thereof, in any such bank '
or banking association, shall be held and re
main for the term of six months from and after
such sale, transfer or assignment as aforesaid,
personally liable to the amount of stock so as
aforesaid sold transfered or assigned by him,
for the payment of all the debts and liabilities
of such bank or banking association, existing
at the time of such sale, transfer or assignment.
Section 17 This act shall take effect and be
in force from and after the Ist day of Decem
ber, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.
Section 18. All acts or parts of acts conflic
ting with, or in any way contravening the
provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.
Section 19 At the general election to be
held on the Tuesday next succeeding the first
Monday in November, in the year 1861, at all
the usual places of holding elections in this
State, for the election of all officers required
by law then to be elected, the question wheth
er this act shall become a law and go into ef
fect, or in any manner be in force, shall ba
submitted to the people, and if the same shall
be approved by a majority of all the votes cast
on the subject, it shall go into effect; other
wise. it shall not, go into effect nor be in force.
Section 20 The votes cast on the subject
specified in the last preceding section shall
be by separate ballot, and shall have written
or printed, or partly written and partly print
ed, on each of them, the words ; •• For amend
ments to the Banking Law;” or, “Against
Amendments to the Banking Law,” which
words shall indicate the vote for or against the
approval of this act; and the ballots so cast
shall be canvassed and returned in the same
manner as the votes cast for State officers are
required by 1 iw to be canvassed and the Sec
retary of State shall immediately, on the
completion of said canvass, publish a state
ment of the result thereof in the official State
paper, ar.d shall communicate the same to the
next legislature at the commencement of the
session, and lie shall also deliver to the State
Treasurer a certified copy thereof, with a state
ment of result of the canvass tqx>n the subject
immediately after the completion of the can
vass.
Chapter 242, approved April 13,1861, chap
ter 1, Extra Session, approved May 25, 1861.
Said election to be conducted, the votes can
vassed, and returns made in accordance with
the provisions of Chapter 7, of the Revised
Statutes of 1858. .
Given under mv hand and the great
Seal of the State, at the Capitol m
CL S I Madison, on the Ist day ot August,
' A. D. 1861.
LOUIS T. HARVEY,
Secretary of State.
rN pursuance to the above, notice is hereby
rnven, that there will be an Election held
in each town and ward in the County of Pierce
on the first Tuesday after the first Monday,
beiuc* the sth day of November next—at
which time the following State and County
officers are to be elected :
A Governor, in the place of Alexander Ran
dall ; a Lieutenant Governor, m the place oi
Butler G. Noble ; a Secretary of State, m t.ie
place of Louis P. Harvey ; a State '1 reasurei,
in the place of Samuel D. Hastings; an At
torney General, in the place of James H.
Howe - a Bank Comptroller, in the place ot
Guvsbert Van Stenwvk ; a State Superinten
dent, in the place of Josiah L. Pickard ; and
a State Prison Commissioner, in the place of
Hans C. Heg, whose several terms of office will
expire ou the thirty-first day of December, A.
D. 1861. " . , o
A State Senator for the twenty-eighth Sen
atorial District, comprising the counties of
Pierce, St. Croix, Polk. Dallas, Burnett,
Douglas, La Pointe and Ashland.
A°ineinber of Assembly, for the Assembly
District comprising the counties of Pierce and
St. Croix.
Also a County Superintendent of Schools,
and three County Supervisors in the respective
supervisor districts, as follows, to-wit; One
in District No, 1. comprising the city of Pres
cott and towns of Clifton an*! Oak Grove ; one
in District No, 2, comprising the towns of Ri
ver Falls. Martel and El Paso ; one in District
No. 3, comprising the. towns of Trimbelle,
Perry, Diamond Bluff, Trenton, Isabelle. Hart
land and Pleasant Valley.
Also, a vote will be taken on the amend
ments proposed to the General Banki’ Law o
the State.
Said election to be conducted, the votes can
bass d, and returns made in accordance with
the provisions of Chapter 7, Revised Statutes
of 1858.
Dated Sheriff’s office, Prescott, Aug. 23, ’6l.
John R. Freeman,
Aug. 23, td Sheriff of Pierce County.
An CGRPOR
SEMI-ANNUAL STATEMENT, NO. 102.
€ iraTAS, AAD .m’KFLTS
$932,302.98.
May Ist, 1861.
Cash and cash items, $79,588 78
Loans well secured, ------- 56,253 20
Real Estate. [5,000 00
2626 shares Hartford Bank Stocks 274,859 00
2425 “ New York “ “ 193,350 00
1010 “ Boston “ “ 100,750 00
5P7 “ other “ “ 58,085 00
U. States and State “ “ 73,367 00
Har’d «t N. H. R. R. Bo’ds «t 39.700 00
Hartford City Bonds. ------ 36,750 00
Conn. Ri'r Co. <t R. R. Co. Stock, 4,60 bOO
Total Assets, $932,302 98
Total Liabilities, ----- 73,244 27
For details of investment, sec small cards
and circulars.
Insurances may lie effected in this old and
substantial company on verv reasonable teims.
Apply to J. M. V/HIPPL , Jymt.
Dwellingsand Farm Property insured,
for a term of years at very low rates. nllyl
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