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"Slowly but surely" public sentiment is changing in Warren county. The people are becoming inspired with an interest for home matters and home improvements, they heretofore have never manifested. The Warren county farmer of to-day is sensible of the needs and requirements of his county, and with a promptness and willingness characteristic of him, submits to the necessity of the case when taxed according to his wealth, for the general good of his own particular county. Although in the improvements of the past year, he has been called to give heavily, in order to carry out plans and provisions made by our Board of Commissioners, he sees and feels the necessity of a radical change in the county. Heretofore dependent upon towns outside for his supplies, he is ashamed that he cannot say more in favor of his own county town. Now, is discussed by all, the necessity of a new Court House; and daily the feeling grows upon the people, that our interests demand at our hands, action at once. By judicious management and economy, wonders can be accomplished. A light tax each year for a new Court House, the people can bear and without feeling it, but to oppress them by a burthensome tax, they cannot, and will not bear. Public sentiment and public opinion expressed, is begining to have its influence upon the minds of the people in the county; and this matter of prejudice and lack of harmony is fast dying away until in the end the good citizens will be a united people. What thing in the county, is needed more at this time than a new Court House? Let a light tax be levied and commence the work at once, so say many of the best men in the county. Men who have money to give or lend to the cause. Then let the people at once go to work, "United in heart, united in hand," and remembering that "Divided we fall, united we stand."

Date: 5/5/1879
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00003053
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 3/20/2011
Collection: Newspaper Clipping Scrapbook
Entered By: WCHS

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