Pennsylvania daily telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1857-1862, April 01, 1861, Image 1

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them dbleontinned
Is precisely what Ifs name Indicates ; for, while pleasan
to the taste, It is revivifying, exhilarating and strength
ening to the vital powers. It also revivifies, reinstates,
and renews the blood in all its original purity, and thus
restores and renders the system invulnerable to attacks
of disease. It is the o .ly preparation ever offered to the
world In a popular form so as to be within the reach of
So chemically and E kill I ully combined as to be the
most powerful tonic, and yet so perfectly adapted as to
act, in perfect accordance with the laws of nature, and
hence soothe the weakest stomach, and tone up the di'
gestive organs, and allay all nervous and other irritation;
It braise perfectly exhilarattng in its effects' and yet It is
never lassitude or depression of spirits. It
is composed entirely of vegetables, and those thoroughly
combining powerful tonic and soothing propierthis, and
Consequently can never injure. As a 'sure preventive
and cure of
Also, Liver Derangements or Torpidity; and Liver
Complaint, Diseases of the Kidneys, or any genera kle
rangement of the Urinary organs' -
It will not only cure the debility following CHILLS and
FEVER, but prevents all attacks arising Rom Miasmatic
influences, and cure the disearei at once, if already at
TRAVELERS should hive a bottle with them, as it in
fallibly prevents any deleterious consequences following
upon change of climate and water.
As it prevents costiveness, strengthens the digestive
organs, it should be in the bands of all persona of seden
tary habits. 4
LADIES not accustomed to out-door exercise, should
always Use it.
MOTHERS should MO it, for it is a perieat relief. Taken
a month or two before the Anal trial, she will pass the
dreadful period with perfect ease and safety..
There is no mistake about It.
And to you we appeal, to detect the illriess or detalne
not only of your daughters before itbo too late, but also
y our song4nd Nagai:lda; x9r whit" um former froth fah°
delicacy, often go down tb a premature grave, rather
than let their condition be knownin time; the latter are so
often mixed up with the excitement of business, that 'fit
were not for yen, they tco, would travel In the same
downward path until *ls too late to arrest their fatal
fall. But the mother Is always vigilant, and to you we
confidently appeal ; for we are sure your never-failing
alfeetien will unerringly point you to Professor WOOD'S
the remedy which should be always on baud In time of
stead what the Press say after thoroughly testing - the
matter, and no one can have a doubt. '
corded In Classics that Payche was once sent to _a Climate
warmer than the West Indies to procure a sample of tho
beauty of Proserpina in a box. After some delay' the
messenger returned, and as aeon as the lid of the box
was removed out flew all the ills that flesh Is heir to.—
Fortunately hope was the bottom of the box.
Prof. Wood's Restorative COidial revives the recollection
of the story, for it invigorates the blood, aids the organs
of digestion, imparts strength to the nervous system, and
forddes the citadel of health, so as to bid 'de fi ance to the
aesaulta of disease. It is a healthy tonic, composed en
tirely of vegetable productions and while it Is inuailara
tins as pure wine,-no injurious results can possibly follow
its use It is a desideratum in the medical world, and ,
those who are afflicted with lose of Appetite, Dyspepsia,
Consumption, Faintness, Giddiness, Neuralgia, Patella,
Eon of the Heart, du., will here find tutu:llona:de panacea.
'St. Louis Daily Express."
RENOVATOR is, withoutloubt, the best Tonic Cordial in
the world. To those who are suffering from general de
bility we would recommend its use; for, while it's pleas
ant to the taste, It is strengthening to the system, and
will at once tend to remove all impurities of the blood,
and eradicate all traces of disease. It oan be taken by
the weakest stomach, while those in good heakh will at
once feel its exhilarating power. We are confident that
after using one bottle of this cordial none will be for a
day without it.--" New York Leader."
A PURE, HEALTHY TONIC and one free, from th
deleterious and injurious - abets sure to fellow-those in
ordinary use, has long been felt to be a desideratum in
the medical werld.• Such a tonic, and one so skilifefly
combined Menthe vegetable kingdom as to cultist per
feet accordance with the laws of nature, itUct* , 800 thei
the weakest 'stomach and at the same tinuCC . Aar
Vous and - other Wils, and tone up tdla •fd
t inst
which the human b ody is composed, is ii ' . 4 prilL
Wood's Restorative Cordidland filoodßeianratorZyience;
it is perfectly adapted to cid and young. !leafier, try it.
Thousands have already done so, and the testimony is
universal in its favor.--" New York Atlas.”
BLOOD RENOVATOR, for the cure of General Debility, or
Weakness arising from any cause, also Dyspepsia, Nerv
ousness, Aight Sweats, Incipient Consumption, Liver
Complaints, Biliousness, Lose of Appetite, Female Weak
ness, in all its stages, also, to prevent the contraction of
disealte, is certainly the best and most agreeable cordial
tonic and Renovator evsr of to the afflicted, and so
chemically combined as to be the most powerful tonic
ever known to medical science. Reader, try it. IT MILL
DO I'OII GOOD. We have no besita ion in recommending
it, since we know it to be a safe, pleasant, and sure ris
me% for the &seams enumerated.—" Now York DIII-
Before noticing • a patent medicine, we have hibe cer
lain that it will preys itself to be all that it is recom
mended. ...Arid we would say that the Restorative . Corr
dial and Blood Renovator of Prof:Wood will stand the
test fully, and. infaot, it is without any.doubt the first
article in market for purifying the Blood and strengthen
ing thesystem. We have no lir lotion in recommending
its use to a11. , -"The New-Yorker."
quence of a false delicacy sntibr from suppressed, pain..
tul, or obstructed mensuration, and think because they
are young that nature will work itself clear
from obstructions, and all come in right in the end, little
dreaming that the seeds of diath are already gerudaa
bog in the system, because the vital energies'are Un
paired, and the entire animal economy deranged, debill
sated; and yet, careless of themselves as they are, it .a
remedy were set before them which would restore all the
functions of the system, and reinvigeratill the body, they
would take it, and thus be in time to save their.lives.—
Parents, think of this, and at once glue them a bottle of
Prof. Wood's Restorative Cordial and Bleed Renovator.—
"The New York Courier." . •
0..1 WOOD, Proprietor, 444 Broadway, 'New York,
and 114 Market street, St. Louis, Mo.
giret No. 444 Broadway,. all the Family and Patent
Medicines constantly on band, always fresh and-genuine.
Ford & Macomber, Washington Avonus, Sole agaata
for Albany; Dr H. Snell, agent for Schenectady.:..
Sold also by A. B. Sands & Co , corner of Fulton and
William streets. jan26.60 antw
'9IHE unity of Government, which con
stitutee you one people, is now dear to yon."—
Washington's Farewell Address. A flak:nudity is essen
tial to the enduring prosperity of our country. True pa,
triotism mutat arise from knowledge. It is only a proper
understanding of our civil institutions that can induce
strong and settled attachment to their principles and
impart ability fur their maintenance.
"ODE GOVERNMENT : An explanatory statement of
the system of Government of the Country," tiOnlatinelhe
text of the Constitution of the United States, end the Con
stitutional provisions of t4O several Matee, with their
meaning and conetrqction, its determined by judicial an
thorn y, and precedent and practice, or derived front
standard writers; digested and arranged for popular use
Price $l.OO. Sold by M. N'.:NEY,
del Harrisburg, Pa.
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In obedience to instructions by yesolution of
the Senate, the Committee on„Banks, so far -as
it was possible within the very limited time af
forded them from the pressure of other duties,
have inquired into the extent of_the suspension
of specie payment's by the banks of this Com
rnonWealth, the diminution and 'extension of
discounts thereafter ? as well as the aolveng of
these institutions, and
now. submit the follow
ino report, based upon such information as they
have thus been able to obtain :
Your Committee.sddressed.firculars to all the
Banks in the State, and inost of the information
we .have is derived from :the &ewers of 'their
officers, and some personal examinations before
the Committee.
The suipension. WSW sudden And unexpected,
not produced;by any of • the ordinary causes.—
The unnecessary, - yet, general alarm, produced
by ambitious and, designing politicians ; the
bold andunscrupulonit efforts to precipitate the
Southern States of -the Union into a separate
confederacy, and:tbussiestroy our nationality—
a cherished idea with, a few- extreme men for
more than thirty.years—and the warlike dem
onstration made in that section against the
governmed, affected at once the trade, the
ottm.merce and the credit of the Southern States,
and produced Alann, ,distrust, a depression of
securities, and a Sniper:a% of payments by the
fiscal corporations Of the country. This feeling,
this condition of things, extended , so rapidly to
Richmond and Briltimore that, without notice
or any apprehension of such a state of affairs,
when money was- most abundant, securities
ample and multiplying, with no commercial
difficulty, and the country prosperous as at any
former period, the banks of our own metropo
lis, finding their - specie - dilakieasing before this
general distrust, suspOided payments in coin on
the nineteenth day oflast November; the news
of which, telegraphed by order of the. Boards of
Directors of these institutions
. to Pittsburg and
elsewhere, caused and induced a suspension also
by most of the banks in, other parts of the
Your Committee are aware that - about one
fifth of this specie was drawn.from the banks:of
'hiladelphia . in one - day of the excitement,
which was well careclated" to . produce alarm ;
yet they believe there was no suchgeneral dis
trust in the public mind within this State as
justified a course in direct violation of the obli
gations of those institutions to the people which
could only produee'peniriand financier distress
throughout the country. . . -
Most ofthese banks had anahundanee of spe
cie to enable them to pass through the moneta
ry crisis, and a compliance with the law on their
part, would have inspired confidence where it
was wavering, and prevented tench embarrass.-
mint and suffering,: and if -it were not for the
great, injury which would inevitably be inflicted
upon the people in their business relations . by
compelling such banks at have thus violated
the Jaw to :yield their charters to the State,
yo t ur Committee would recommend their forfeit
ure with little hesitation. There are a few
banks in the State, however, that • are so care
fully and prudently managed at di times, whose
officers have 'the confidence of the community
to 'lurch an extent that in no crisis do they find
it necessary to violate the law and risk a for
feiture of their franchises ; and equal prudence
in the management of others would always en
ablethe people to look with confidence and as
surance that these institutions, created profes
sedly for their benefit and the promotion of bu
siness-in the "shiatild not prove en
gines of oppression by a violation of those very
laws enacted to compel the obedieneethey dis
regard. - . . • . -- - .
The written answers to the circulars of your
Co•mmittee prove another most important fact
in the results of this suspension, to wit : <while
the banks allege that unless they did suspend
and refuse to let their specie be carried away,
they could not accommodate the business com
munity and their regular customers with new
loans ; but, on the other hand, would be com
pelled to enforce payment, of their dues and
thus incidentally produce still greater ember
rasiment. Instead of expanding their loans and
accemmodations, they actually refused perempt
orily all discounts and continued to :contract
and withdraiv their circulation until the dimi
nution in the aggregate reached over one mil
lion of dollars. So large an amount of the as
live circulating medium thus- withdrawn and
now held by the very class of institutions which
were expected to aid in the trade, industry and
eonimercial operations of the State, cannot else
Bum extend arid prolong our difficulties.
The annual and quarterly reporta, as well as
thepersonal examinatirsi afforded us,.: incom
plete as it has been, lisiid us to' the belief that,
with one or two exceptions, the •banks of Penn
syliania are as safe and sound as those of any
Other State in the Union ; and nothing but an
utter disregard of obligations, . solemnised by
an oath for their performance, could endanger
the public interest. The obligation between
the banks and the'State is mutual ; they are
invested with special privileges by acts of in
cEctintr. oration, and can make a legitimate and
ade iMte profit within the legal and moral re
t imposed on them ; •and thoee to *horn,
the* management is entrusted should be made
to feel that they are expected and will be re
qiiitied to discharge their obligations by furnish
ing Ito the people a sound and reliable currency.
Theicharacter of the directory and of those
having more immediate control of the banks,
has much to do with the public confidence, and
nil, probably, than their favorable quarterly.
andmmual statements, made under oath ; and
tei t n
none but men of tried and acknowledged
in 'ty should have any voice in the manage
me tof their affairs. -
The Commercial Bank of Erie, having lest
the Confidence of the people, should be compel
ed tt• apply its assets, . as far as they will go,
to the redemption of its paper and to surren
der its charter to the. State. The Monongahela
Va ey Bank, at biT•esPort, ; which has en
co tered embarrassments, is taking in its cir
cul ion ; and those who control its affairs pro
fess hat they willbe ready to resume`Specie pay
me at the time specified in the bill before
the nate ; and your Committee see no good
n for discrediting their statements. As
the circulation is not large it will soon be
red med. ,
Y ur Committee having reported a bill on
e l
the object , are not prepared to recommend
any , ditional enactments on the sribject 'be
fore' hem. Indeed, it is a 'question worthy Of .
, ..: •
sole consideration, whether the ' enormous:
tax now imposed - in:Vora banks, antithe legal
r inhstrivrhkh they are subject, - does not
ten' to increase the difficulty and invite a vio
lation of law, We hereunto annex a state
ment made from the reports or answers of the
various banks of the State, showing the num
ber that are on the, suspended list and those
that report otherwise, and also the contraction
or extension of discounts of the same..
JOHN A. lii.k.STAND,
Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, at Easton.
Iron City Bank.
Tradesman Brink, Philadelphia.
Exehange Bank, Pittsburgh. •
Western Bank, Philadelphia.'
Bank of Danville. s
• Bank of Gettysburg.
Bank of Lawrence County, Newcastle, Penn
Philadelphia Bank.
Mechanics' Bank at Philadelphia.
Lancaster County Bank.
Shamokin Bank. •
Bank of Montgomery County.
Bank of Chester County.
Manufacturers and Mechanics' Bank of Phil
Consolidation Bank, Philadelphia.
Bank of Northern Liberties.
bur M g e . rchty.ts' and Manufaoturers' Bank of Pitts
Bank of Chambersburg . .
Commonwealth 'Bank. -
Harrisburg Bank.
Bank of. Northumberland.
Allegheny Bank.
Union Bank of Reading.
Lock Haven Bank.
Bank of Penn Towniship, Philadelphia.
Kensington Bank.
Citizens' Bank, Pittsburgh, -
Lebanon Bank.
Mechanics' Bank..
Commercial-Bank, Philadelphia.
Farmers' Bank of Sehidkill county..
Lebanon Valley Bank.
Monongahela Valley Bank.
Stroudsburg Bank.
Miners' Bank of Potteiille.
Bank of Crawford county. . '
Columbia Bank.
Eastern Bank.
Germantown Bank.
Corn Exchange Bank.
Bank of Commerce.
_Union Bank at Philadelphia.
The Anthracite Bank of Tamaqua. ,• "
Farmers' and Drovers' Bank of Waynesburg.
Mount Joy Bank would refuse to pay large
Mauch Chunk Bank.
York County Bank.
Nolth Western Bank, Warren.
Monongallelaßank, Brownsville.
Itioga County Bank.
Bank of Phoenixville, Chester county. •
Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank at Philadel-.
City Bank, philadelphia.
Octorani Bank.
Farmers' Bank of Bucks county.
, Allentown Bank.
Carlisle Deposit Bank.
Bank of Pottstown.
Kittann'Tig Bank.
Doylestown Bank. •.• •
West Branch Bank.
Honesdale Bank. •
Pittston Bank.
Bank of Delaware county.
Farmers' Bank of Reacling.
Girard Bank of philadelphia.
Bank or Pittsburgh.
York Bank.
Wyoming Bank, Wilkesbarre.
,Southwark Bank, Philadelphia.
Bank of Beaver county.
Bank of Catasaqua county : ,
Reading Saving Bank.
Bank of North America, Philadelphia. -
Bank of Chester Valley.
. Bank of Commerce, 'Philadelphia.
Jersey' Shore Hank. -
Lewisburg Bank.
• Northern Saving Bank.
Farmers' Bank of, Dawaster. ,
Franklin Bank of Washington.
Bank of Fayette county.
Suspended 42
Not suspended .86
Anthracite Banlrof Tamaqua, discounts de
creased, $lO,OOO.
Bank of- Fayette County, considerably de
creased. .
- Union Bank, discounts increased, $lB,OOO
Bank of Commerce, discounts decreased,
$BO,OOO. - ,
Franklin Bank of Washington, no report.
Farmers' and Drovers' Bank of Waynesburg,
discounts decreased, 20 per cent., $82,498 20.
Allentown Bank, no answer.
Shamokin Bank, discounts decreased; $41,-
Bank of •Phcenixville, no answer.
Western Bank of Philadelphia, discounts in
ureased, $lll,OOO.
Tradesman Bank of Philadelphia, discounts
increased, $12,000. .
Carlise Deposit Bank, no . reply.
Pittston Bank, disoounts . decreased, $70,000.
Bank of Lawrence County, no difference.
- -Mechanics' Bank, Pittsburg, discotmts in
creased, $46,000. -
Bank of Gettysburgh, nothing definite.
Citizens' Bank, Pittsburgh, discounts de
creased, $75,000.
Farmers' Bank of Reading, discounts de
creased, $58,000.
Bank of North America, discounts increased.
Lebanon Bank, no difference.
SOuthwark. Bank, discounts increased, $4B,-
Farmers' Bank of Lancaster, discounts de
creased, $97,000.
Stroudsburg Bank, no difference.
Lock Haven Bank, discounts decreased, $28,-
048: -
Wymning-Bank at Wilkesbarre, no answer.
Penn Township Bank, discounts decreased,
sl_so ,000.
:Kensington Bank at Philadelphia, discounts
decreased, $86,000. •
Bank of Beaver of County, discounts de
creased, $15, 000.
Bank of Catasaqua Co., discounts decreased,
Reading Saving Bank, discounts decreased,
25 per cent., $15,726 74. a -
'Union Bank of Reading, discounts decriased,
"Fork Bank, disbounts decreased, $95;000. .
,A?legheny Bank of Pittsburgh, discounts de
&eased, $1.8,000. • .
Ekchange Bank,Of Pittsburgh, no difference:
Bank of Germantown, no difference.
Columbia Bank, discounts decreased, $85,-
Milton Saving Bank, no answer.
Jersey Shore Bark discounts decreased, 7
per cent. $10,007 78.
Monongahela Valley Bank, discounts de
Lewislthgh Bank, no difference.
Lebanon Valley Bank, discounts decreased,
$18,183. -
Roston Bank, discounts decreased, 13 per
cent., $99,450.
Farmers' and Mechanics'' Bank, Philadel
phia, discounts decreased, $43,000.
Farmers'"Bank of - Berke County, discounts
decreased, $lB,OOO.
Philadelphia Bank, diseounts increased, 10
per cent. $360,878 63.
Girard Bank, no difference.
Lmidaster County Bank, discounts decreased,
Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Bank of the
city and'county of Philadelphia, discounts de
creased, 10 per cent., - $115,576 14.
Bank' of 'Pittsburgh, discounts increased,
Bank of Chambersburg, discounts decreased,
Bank' of Northern Liberties, discounts de
creased, 10 per cent, $123,845 37.
Consolidation Bank, discounts decreased,
Bank of Delaware County, discounts de
creased, $27,400.
Shrewsburfi Saving Institution, no differ-
Bank of Chester County, no difference.
Honesdale Bank, no difference.
West Branch Bank, discounts decreased, 33
per cent., $99,286 49. -
Doylestown Bank of Bucks county, nothing
'definite. .
Kittaning Bank, discount decreased, $B,OOO.
Bank of Pottitown; discount decreased, $12,-
000. ;
Octorara Bank, discounts decreased, $lO,OOO.
City Bank of Philadelphia, discounts in
creased, $lO,OOO. -
Bank of Danville, discounts decreased, $39,-
lisarisburg Bank, no difference . .
Bank of Crawford County, discount de
creased; A1.5;504. , .
Iroru City Bank of Pittsburg; nothing de
Mount Joy Bank, discounts decreased; 9 per
cent, $8,406.
Bank of Northumberland, discounts de-
Creased, $94,000.
'lloga County Bank, discounts decreased, 60
per cent, $42,214.72.
Monongahela Bank, Brownsville, discounts
decreased,. $2OOO.
Fainters and Mechanics Bank, F.aaton, 12 per .
tent $73,843 58: •
Mauch Chunk Bank, nothing'definite.
.12 Tork....County—Bank,- - discounts• decreased,
North Western Bank at Warren, nothing
Corn - Exchange-Bank,.discounts inereased,
$70,000. • - •
Bank of Montgomery County, -discounts de-
OreaSe(l, $llB,OOO. •
Miners' Bank of Pottsville, discounts de
creased, $lOO,OOO.
Farmers' R. nkof Schuylkill Cotuaty, discounts
increased, $lB,OOO. -
Merchants' and Manufacturers' Bank of Pitts
burg, nothing definite. - •
Commonwealth Bank, discounts increased,
Commercial Bank, no difference.
Mechanics' Bank, discounts increased, $llO,-
Bank of Commerce, discounts increased, $7,-
Bank of Ciiester Talley, discounts decreased,
Total amount of discounts de
guessed $2;353,922 02
Total amount of discounts in- '
creased 1,247,878 63
Eutitlstrita; Itarcli 27;1561: .
2b the Members of the Senate and Souse Re
preventatives, of the Crmtmonwealth of Pennsyl(xt
' nut: .
I return to the House in which it originated,
bill - No. 166, entitled "an Act relating, to auc
tion sales in the county of Union," - with my
The sth section of the Act of 11th of April,
.1840; provides for.the appointment of an auc
tioneer in the borough of Williamsport, who is
required to pay to the State one per cent, on all
property which may be [sold, exceeding ten
thousand dollars, tegether with twenty-five
dollars for his commission.", By , the, Act of the
6tli of April, 1833, regulating auctions in the
sarpe,borough, the duration of , the commission
is - limited to one year.
The Act of 18th April, 1867, extends to the bo
rough of Le.wisburg the provisions of the 6th
secfion of the Act of 11th April, 1840, with a
proviso annexed that the auctioneers of -said
borough of Lewisburg should not be author
ized to sell at auction the books, wares and
merehandize of transient dealers in those arti
cles not residing in the said borough, and also fixes
the duration of the commission, as in the Act
of 1883, at one , year.
The present bill proposes to repeal this pro
viso, and in lien thereof, to extend by legisla
tion. the license to three years without making
any provision by way of security to the Coin
monwealth, as required by the Act of 6th April,
The bond given by the present auctioneer ex
pires at the end of the year from its date, and
the securities thereon are, as wellas the principal,
exonerated from all liability to - the' Common
wealth for anything done thereaMr. This bill
legislates a continuance of the principal in of
fice, but cannot earry with it a :continuance of
the obligation of a bond given under an exist
ing law, which limits its duration, and espe
cially' so without the consent of, the securities
who have a right to consider their liability at
an end when the time for which they obligated
themselves has expired.
Whilst the general law regulating auctions
,the commission to a single year, the
policy of special legislation changing this gen
eral. rule is, to say the least of it, of doubtful
A careful observance of uniformity in confer
privileges- and in imposing burdens upon our
people should ever be regarded . as the only true
course to be adopted in legislation and as far as
is. consistent with the, general intent, special
- legislation should be avoided.
The bill is greatly objectionable upon another
ground. The repeal of the proviso of the 18th
of April, 1857, would allow the auctioneer of
, -
the borough of Lewisburg to selrthe books,
wares and • merchandise :of :.transient,: dealers
not residing in the said boroughtkereby ena
bling any person to bring -within' the limits of
'said borough any amount • of goods and hive
them sold at auction, without requiring from
the owners thereof any tax upon capital, d'ivi
dends, license or commission.
The resident merchants and. Others who pay
their regular annual license, would - be subjected
to an unjust competition at their doors, and that,
too, by of transient dealers, who, wtth
out this - proviso; would be wholly exempt from
all liability to contribute to the revenue ofthe'
Commonwealth. As the proviso imposes no
restraint unon sales of goods of any but th6i:e t
of transient dealers, it can,-`operate in: no;way
injuriously to the interests of resident citizens,
but, on'the contrary; 'is' intended 'mainly' for
their protection. Instead of repealing this vise
and talutary provision, I should greatly prefer
to see it made applicable to the general auc-
tion laws of the State.
For these reasons I am constrained, to with
hold my approval of thiS . -
Exiscummt Cluxszn,
Harrisburg, .March 27, 1861. f
To the Senate and House , of .I!99reeentatives of the
Commonwealth - of Pennsylvani a.
I return to the Housein which it originated,
bill No. 166, entitled "an Act relating to auc
tion sales in the county of Union," with my
objections. '
The fifth section of the Act of 11th of April,
1840, provides for the appointment of ova auc
tioneer in the borough of Willianisport, who is
required to pay to the State one percent. on all
property which may: be sold exceeding, ten
thousand dollars together with twenty-five dol
lars for his commission. By the Act ".of 6th
April, 1833, regulating auctions in the same
borough the commission is limited to one year.
The Act of 18th April, 1867, extends to the
borough of Lewisburg, the provisions of the
sth section of 'the Act of llth April, 1840, with
a proviso annexed, that :the auctioneers of said
borough of Lewisburg shOuld not be authorized
to sell at auction the books, wares andmerchtm
dise of transient dealers in those re
siding in the said borough, and' lso fixes the dura
tion pf the commission - as in the Act -of 1833,
at one year. •
The'preient bill proposes to repeal thiiprovi
so, and in lien thereof, to extend by legislation
the license to three years, without making any
provision by way of security to the Common
wealth_as requirerlby the_ Act 'of 6th April;
The bond given by : the present auctioneer,'
eipires at the end of .tlae, yea; from its data, and
the sureties thereon are, as well as the ,princi;
pal,-exorieinted-froxwallilabilitylo the Coin
monwealth for anything done thereafter: Thig
bill legislates a continuance of the principal in
office, but cannot carry withlt a continuance of
the obligation of ; a bond given ruder an exist
ing law which limits its duration, and especial
ly, so, without the consent of the sureties' Who
have a right to consider -their liability at : ; an
end`when the time for- which they obligated
themselves has expired. •
,Whilst the generallaws regulating auctions
limit the commission .to a single year,lhe poll-
cy of special legislatien, changing this keneral
rule, is, to say the least of it, of Adubtful pro
A careful observance of trniforinity in confer
ring privileges and in imposing burdens upon
our people, should ever be regarded 'as the only
true course - to-be adoptedln legislation and as
far as inconsistent with the general interest,
special legislation should be avoided.
The bill is greatly objectionable upon anoth
er ground. The repeal •of tho • proviso of the
18th of April, 1857, would allow the auction
eers of the borough of Lewisburg to sell the
lbooiks,wares and merchandise of transient deal
era not residing in the said borough, thereby
enabling any'person to bring-within the limits
of said borough any amount of goods and have
them sold at auction without requiring from the
owners thereof any tax upon capital, dividends,
license or commission.
1,106,043 39
The resident merchants and others who "Tay
their regular anneal license, would be 'subject
to an unjust comretition at their doors, and'
that too by a class of transient dealers who, with
out this proviso, Would be wholly exempt from
alll liability to contribute to the revenue of the
Commonwealth. As the proviso imposesno re
straint upon sales of goods of any but those of
transient dealers it can operate in no *ay inju
riously to the interests of resident citizens, but
on the contrary is intended mainly for their
protection. • - • ~ -
Instead of repealing this. wise and salutary
provision, I should greatly prefer to see it made
applicable to the general auction laws of the
State. -
For these reasons lam constrained to with
hold my approval of this bill.
EzzarnvE • CxiAmsmi, 1• '
Harrisbury, March. 27 • 1861. I
TO the Senate and HOUSB 2Upragentatims of . the
Commorasealth of Pennevania. . .
GENtragaim :
. .
I herewith return to the House in:which it
originated, with my objections; bill No. 120,
entitled "an Act to change theplace of holding
elections in the township of Texas, in theaoun
ty of Wayne."
By Act of 2nd of Ju1y,1839, general power.
was given to the people of any election, district,
hithe way and manner therein designated, be
ing by ballot, to change the place of holding
township elections, and by another,General Act
of the 20th of April, 1854, upon' petition of one
third of the qualified voters of any election
district in the Commonwealth, the Court of
Quarter Sessions authorized to"order an election
upon the question of the location or change. of the
place of holding the general, special and imolai,
elections for such district. •
A necessity may sometimes: arise for the spe
cial interposition of the Legislature in overriding
these general laws, which shall at alltiines claim
from me due consideration and , respect. In the
present instance no such necessity has been as
signed. The general laWs referred to were evi
dently very carefully framed, in which the theo7
ny. of our government = regard for the popular
will—is wisely cared for and studiously pro
tected. Laws are enacted as well to promote
the comfort and convenience of the people, as
for their'protection and enjoyment of their ab
solute rights, and in no way can that, comfort
and convenience be better secured, than by, a
I close adherence to the great fundamental prin
ciple, which must;underlie all forms, of. Repub
lican government, to wit : the voice of, a ma-,
jority of the people within the jurisdiction as
signed them, whether that be townoldp,conA,
ty, Strife or nation, Once, it IS true, is a repre
sentative government—of ainiked Chitacter•
ut nevertheless founded upon popular will,
and respectful deference to which, never fails to
keep the machinery of government insuccessful
itsam tiding Po.
Having procured steam Power Presses, we are
Prepared to meats JOB and BOOK PRINTING of every
description, cheaper that it can be done at any other es
tabliehmentin the country.
Es-Four Rime or less constitute orte•halfElltere. Eili
lines or more than four constitute a Kamm
Half Square. ohe day 30: •
_ " one week t Or
one month. ........; ..... .......• __
• '•
..- . three momie • - • 3uu
" six Months .... 4. 0
One year.••• *albs ......... ••••• 600
One Yvan one day 60
.. ono week. 2 00
" • one month. ' „ 3 00
": three mouths ..... . 600
six months— .. .......... ....... 8 00
one year /0 00
,g-Badness notices huserted in the_Lead alum, or
betbre Marriages and Deaths, ME CMS PER UNA
or each inseridon.
NO. 74.
JartdiurriageS and Deaths to be charged u regular
advertisements. - _
operation. It is the mkt of respect for that
opinion which leads to prejudice, begets oppres
sion, and ends in tyranny, rebellion and roto
intim. It cannot be presumed that the'Legis
lature, under any imagmable state of circum
stances, are as well informed upon the question of
Changing the place of holding elections, as the
people who are be affected by such change,
and as long as these general laws--which were
so wisely and cautiously framed, remain upon
the statute book—l shall not feel'lndliued to
disturb them by special legislation.
H.utaxsatraa March 27, 1861.
ro the Senate and House Ropresentativa of the
Cussonzioalth of Pennay/vania:
For the reasons more fully given im my mes
sage to - the House, in refusing mynssent to bill
No. 120, entitled " an Act to change the place
of holding the elections in the township of Tex
as, in the county of Wayne." I return to tge
House in which it originated bill, No. 121, en
titled "an Act to change the place of holding
the elections in Perry township, in the county
of [Snyder," and refuse my approval df the
ExEcumm Clissmis,
Harrisburg, March 27;1861. 1[
To the • gew.rie and . House of Representatives of the
Commonweal& of Pennsylvania.
, For the reasons more fullyl giVenin my mes
sage to-the House in refusing my assent to the
bill No. 120, .entitled "an Act to change the
plade of holding the elections in the township
of Texas, in the county of Wayne, I rettirn to
the House in which it originated, bill No. 833,
an Act to change the place of holding elections
in Pine Grovatomiship, Venango county, and
refuse my approval of the same.
"' • • Eitotirvii Ctutsunu,
• Harrisburg, March 27th, 1861. j
2b the itsiata and House of .R . spresentativee of the
.(binnaiiitoadth of Penntylvarna.
For the reasons more fully given in my mes
sage to the House in refusing Any_essent to bill
No. 120, entitled "an Act to change the place
of holding elections in the township of Texas,
in the county of Wayne," I return to the House
In which it originated, bill No. 848, entitled
"an Act to change the place of holding elec
tions in the township of lfcCandless, in the
county - of Allegheny," and refuse my approval
of the same. .
Entivarki C5A703131,
Harrisburg, Harsh 27, 1861.
• . .
2b the ,Senal e anti , House: of Representatives of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
For the reasons more-fully given in, y mes
sage to the* House in refusing my assent to
bill NO. 121) i :entitled "an Act to change the
place of holding elections in the township of
Texas, in the county of Wayne," I return to
the-Haase-in- whielrit origiriated, bill No. 245,
entitled "an Act to change the place of hold
ing the'elections in the township of Highland,
in the County of Elk,"- and refuse myapproval
of the.same. -
Eractirrirc emisums.,
Hanisburg, Pa., March 27, 1861.
2 7 0' the Honorable the Senate and House of Represent-
Wives of the. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
For the reasons more fully given in my mes
sage to the House in refusing my assent to bill
No. 120;! entitled "an Act to change
of holding the elections in the township of Tex
as, lin the county of 'Wayne," I return to the
Ho* in which it originated bill No. 382, "an
Act to change the place of holding elections in
'Richland township, - Venango county," and re
fuse;my approval of the same,
The House then
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