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    AMERICAN VOLUNTEER.
BY SANDERSON Sc CORNMAN
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CARLISLE:
tf THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1-1, IBS®.
Appointments by the Co romor.
John Grayson, Prothonotary of Washing
ton county.
James Ruple, Clerk Of the several Courts
•f Washington county.
James Gordon, Register of Washington
•ounty.
James Brown, Recorder of Washington
•ounty.
Samuel D. Jordan, Prothonotary, Clerk
‘•f Oyer and Terminer and Quarter Sessions
•f Northumberland county.
John O: Voungman, Register, Recorder
and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court of North
umberland county.
Josiah W. Evans, Prothonotary of Mont
gomery county. ' ' *
.John Shearer, Register of Montgomery
•ounty. .
Tobias Sellers, Recorder of Montgomery
•ounty.
George H. Pawling, Clerk of the several
Courts of Montgomery county. ,
Richard Beeson ; Prothonotary, Clerk of
Oyer and Terminer, and Quarter Sessions
of Fayptte county.
James Piper, Register, Recorder & Clerk
of Orphans’Court of Fayette county. .
'John IV- Hetrick, Prothonotary of York
•ounty.
John Stable, Register of York county.
Benjamin Zeigler, Recorder of York co.
.George. Augustus Barnitz, Clerk of the
#p»reral Courts of York county.
James Gibbony, Prothonotary, Clerk of 1
Quarter Sessions and Oyer and ‘Terminer of
Mifflin county.
“— Enoch Beale, Register, Recorder, and
Clerk of the Orphans’ Court of Mifflin co. J
George Rahn, Prothonotary, Clerk of!
Quarter Sessions and Oyer and Terminer of [
Schuylkill county. . ' |
. Benjamin TS/son, Prothonotary of Berks
•ounty. ■
Joel Ritter, Register of Berks county.
John Green, Recorder of Berks couiity.
James Bonegan, Clerk of the Orphans’
Court of Berks county.
William H. Miller, Clerk of Quarter Ses
sions and«Oyer and Terminer of Berks co.
FOB PHILADELPHIA CITV AND COUNTY
TFxlliom V. Pettit, Prothonotary of t]ie
District Court.
TFilliam .0. AVinc.JProthonotary of the
©ourt of Common Pleas.
James i2?he«,j'ri, Clerk of the Court of
Quarter Sessions, Oyer and Terminer, and,
Criminal Court.
Robert F. Christy, Clerk of the Orphans’
Court. '
Michael Pray, Register of Wills.
Appointments bt the Attorney General.
James H. Graham, Esq. Deputy Prosecu
ting Attorney for Cumberland county.
'John L. D.-Jison, Esq. do. Fayette co.
(fA. TP. Acheson, Esq. do. Washington co.
McClelland. 'Esq. dQ. Greene cp,
A, Grain, Esq. do. Huntingdon co.
T. C. McDowell, Esq. do. Cambria co.
J. A. Christy, Esq. do. Juniata co.
Lewis Durham, Esq. do. Jcffe son co.
T. S. Espy, Esq. do. Venango co.
|3"»We understand that our townsman,
“Jacob 8.-LvoN. Esq., has received the ape.
, pointment of Supervisoifton the Eastern Di
vision of the Pennsylvania Canal, and has
\allCady entered upon the discharge.of his
duties. -We. have no hesitation in saying,
thiat the• Canal;Commissioners could not
have made a better selection in the State, as
all who are acquainted with Mr. L’s..busi
ness habits, his enterprise and industry,
|?ill readily adroit. In such hands we doubt
’not the public improvements, will be profita
bly managed during the ensuing'season.
Gov. Porter.— This distinguished individ
ual arrived in our Borough on Saturday ev
ening last, in company with Colonel E. V.
Piolet, of Bradford County. On Sunday
morning he attended service in the Second
Presbyterian Church, and in the afternoon
in the-Bpiscopal Church. - He remained in
town till Monday at noon when he took the
’ cars for Harrisburg. During his visit great
numbers of bur citizens of all parties called;
upon, him, and paid their respects to the
Chief Magistrate of tins great Common
wealth. All who - visited him’ were highly.
- pleased with the reception they mot with}
and his urbanity of mariners and gentleman-.
, ly, deportment have Won for him "golden o
' pinions” even.amongst his political enemies.
He is truly and emphatically a man of the
. people, and worthy,'the confidence reposed
in him by so.large-a portion of his follow ci
tizens. ' ■ . - ' j
’■ To-morrow (ISth) is the day fixed upon
by the Legislature of Virginia, for electing
a United States Senator. ’ , '■
Gov.,Porter and. the Germans. —Govern-
or Porter has already appointed'€o two of
tyo"highest and most responsible offices in'
his gift, citizenalof German descent, viz;—;
Frances R. Shonk, Esq. Secretary of-the
Commonwealth, and Edward B. Hcblev,
Esq. a. Canal Commissioner. ,Hpw admira
bly does his friendship for this large and in
fluential portion of our population, contrast
with the conduct of his predecessor,/who,
although a German himself, so far slighted
and neglected his German friends and in
sultcd the native citizens of this great ’Com
monwealth, as to - confer all his important
cabinet and other appointments on strolling
yunkee adventurers and aristocratic foreign
ers! But those were the days of “Ritner
and Reform,” and our honest and upright
German citizens me hot considered suffi
ciently peculiar species
of "Reform” which * aid)
him in carrying out his ifcasuVes. 'Govern
or Porter, on’the wishes to bring
back the Government to what it was in the
Halcyon days of Simon Snyder, and to aid
him in this great work he selects for his
counsellors men who are Pennsylvanians by
birth and feeling, and whose sole aim is the
welfare and happiness of the community.
Jlnother Special Election.— The. Speaker
of the Senate has at length issued writs, of
election to the different Sheriffs of the Ly
coming district, directing them to issue pro
clamations for the election of a Senator on
. the sth of March in the plnc(ToT~Alexaiufer
1 Irwin,' resigned,—about forty day's after the
1 resignation was'received. The democrats
[have nominated Col. Anson V. Parsons, of
j Lycoming, cofinty, as their candidate, who
I will, doubtless, be elected by an ovcrwllel
|yning majority. Speaking of Col. P., the
| Lycoming Gazette says: “he is a gentleman
! of the most splendid talents, and profound
I legal attainments—possesses great assiduity
and an uncommon share of persevering in
dustry, and is emphaticaPy-dhe poor man’s
friend.” • i /
We have Tcceived thellst No. of a neat
little publication, commenced in Shipp.ens
burg, by Mr. John F. Wdishampel, entitled
" The Thompsonian Trumpet.” The pre
diction,!sOmo time since,'that-our neighbor
would turn Doctor, has been verified; for ho
gives a long discourse in his “inaugural,”
upon the subject of Thompsonianism; prov
ing most conclusively,(in his own mind,) that
itistheonly true system of medical prao- ,
tice. “It is true,” says friend Weishampcl,
“that every kind of quackery is now-a-days
trumpeted forth;” and if we-mistake not, he
should have added “and we will sound the
trumpet of one,of the greatest humbugs ever
invented. Here we-do not wish to be un
derstood as'tntcrlaining any unfriendly feel
ings towards Doctor W., but on the contrary
wish him success in the publication of his
new periodical. -
■■ Mississippi, —The Democratic Republi
cans of Mississippi have placed in nomina
tion Alexander M’Nutt, the present-Qover
nor, for., pfe-election, and Messrs. A. G.
Brown and J. Thompson, for Congress.—
There is no doibt but that this ticket,will
succeed by a large majority.
Fire on the Rail Road. —-We learn that on
Wednesday of last week one of the burthen
cars caught fire between this place. apclNew
ville, but was not perceived until arriving
at the latter place, when,it had got consid
erably under way and could not be extin-,
guished until the car and goods to the amount
of 4 or $5,000 were consumed. .
- Ma’.hias Iht Imposter. —This notorious
-vagabond is again athis tricks ofimposttion,
in Arkansas. . He made his appearance, it
is said, in the city of Little Rock, with all
the sanctity and' assurance of- a “man of
God” and a long black beard. In less than
six hours after he entered the city, however,
he was shorn by- the unbelieving sons, of Ar
kansas. He bore his loss like a martyri-and
without attempting to preach took his leave
in’two daysTafter. '•
The officers of that sink of iniquity. New
Orleans, are taking proper measures for the
suppression of gambling.in that famous city.
The Attorney' General has rigidly enforced
the law against several of the principal adepts
in the business, and is taking measures to
ferret out others. . .
A Legislative Scene., —A letter in the Cin
cinnati JJbst, from Indiana; dated at Indian
apolis, Jani 15, gives a description of the,
scene'at the State House there on that day,
which rivals any thing of the kind- we- have
heretofore' been made acquainted with. A
member named''Judah made a personal at
tack on.Evansjthe Speaker—refused to'be
called to order, or rather, .in explaining how
•he was out of order; was more caustic and
severe than-when called to order. ,He-in
sulted another member, Mr.'Proffit, and the
tferma liar, scoundrel,&c.yrero freely ban
died about,; with demonstrations of areal
/uticufi'Bght , The Speaker finally adjourn-;-
ed the House, and declared tliat he 'would
hold Mr. 3. personally -responsible forjhe
language he had used in debate. ./ .
, iij.'O r Wt xi tdit (uttt t XX*
,?fIIE CASE SETTLED.
.■ The Pennsylvanian Kas'the following true
remarks in reference to the recent decision
of the Supreme Court on the subject .of coun
ty appointments. If ever a gang of political'
desperadoes were., completely foiledin all
, J.hcir attempts against the rights of- the peo
ple and the constitution...of. the common
wealth, it ts Messrs. Hither, Stevens, Pen
rose and Burrowes. The fact is, they have
sunk themselves and their party so low that
federalism will not again get the ascendency
in Pennsylvania for the next half century.
"We publish this morning the unanimous
opinion of the Supreme Court, delivered on
the 4th Inst., in reference to the Recorder
ship of Deeds for the county of Philadelphia,
deciding the question in favor of the appoint
ment made by Gov. Porter. Present, Chief
Justice Gibson, and Judges Sergeant, Ro
gers and Kennedy. After the decision. Col.
Swift who had been appointed by Governor
Ritner, conducted Mr.Goorge Smith, who
holds the commission from Governor Porter,
and in whose favor the decision had been
made, to the office, the greatest good humor
prevailing between the parties who had
brought tliis question to the final settlement,
and Mr. Smith accordingly took possession.
Thus, the last crookedness of Ritnerism is
made strait—for we cannot regard the con
duct of the late executive in the matter of
1 new appointments as being otherwise than'
, the evidence of -a perverse disposition, and
of a desire to cause as much trouble as pos
sible. It was r a puny continuation of the
grand but abortive scheme to treat elections
as if the Ritner party had not been defeated,
■and the“devisers-of'botlrthe big and the lit
tle scheme have more reason than ever to
say that it never rains but it pours; for cer
tainly such a succession of failures ncVer be
fore fell to the lot of a set- of politicians in
the same space of time. To recapitulate—
the federal candidates from Philadelphia
county were to be-received in both houses,
and a federal.majority was thus to be gained
—the’election of David R. Porter was to be
net aside—the new' constitution was to - be
declared lost—a Senator, Canal Commis
sioners, a. State Treasurer, all were to be
secured of the right party—the military were
invoked to aid'the conspiracy, and yet in
each and every point the most signal defeat
was experienced. Napoleon’s retreat from,
Moscow was nothings in to'
theories of disasters recently sustained by
Ritnerism. Atevery rally; they have only
furnished food for powder—before the peo
ple ns in Cassatt’s district,' and before the
courts, the result has been of the samephar
acter, and we who began the session in the
Senate in an almost hopeless minority, now
present a vote upon important questions very
near equal to that of our opponents, with an
.almbdt' certainty
place of Irvinvto say nothing of having rout
ed Thaddeus Stevens from the other liotise.
And now the last solace is taken away—-the
posthumous appointments are set aside, as if
fate had determined that not a solitary star
should brighten the gloom of tho rejected of
the people.
There is a moral for politicians in the last
days of Ritnerism. They may learn from
recent events in Pennsylvania, that it is an
error to believe with Sam Patch,, that some
things can be done as wcll as other things."
Saltacious Sam was a philosopher, it is 'true,
but his rule was too comprehensive, and in
the end he proved an exception in his own
person, and partisans have it now plainly
demonstrated before their eyes that they
who undertake to resist the will of the peo
ple, must,fall in the end. And what have
Joseph Ritner, Thaddeu's Stevens, and Tho
mas H. Burrowes gained by theirinsane fol
ly? Nothing but ridicule and disgrace, and
the certainty that under no possible circum
stances can.th.ey.eyer rise again. -He who
in .political life, suffers pique and anger to
overcome his judgment,' ruins' himself "for
ever. ( The history of our country abounds
in instances of this, but with none more stri
king than that affbrdedJjy the closing hours
of Ritiierism.
CARLISLE BANK.
. From a Report of the Auditor General
made to the. Legislature, we make thefollow
ing extract which shows the condition of the
Carlisle Bank on' the 6th day of November
last, the time of its fourth quarterly report
for 18S8: ' '
DR.
Capita! stocls, 8224,580 00
Notes in circulation, ' 181,552 00
Due to other banks, ' ' .4,662 69
Due to depositors, 72,206 50.
Dividends unpaid, 2,695 58.
Profit and loss, ' 12,021.15
Discount and interest, . 9,241 SO
Total,
CR.
Bills discounted, - $266*496 48
Judgments, *23,086 39
Specie, ... 32,229 83
Nptes jSi chccks-of other banks," 15,393 00
banks, .... .54,710 30
Real'eSwttrand other property, 46,403 14
Espehsegi^.'. 278 12
Stocks,'-j .;.} , 48,280 00
Miscellaneous, - 79 96
Total,
■ Hostilities have terminated between France
and Mexico. This desirable arrangement
lias been. eßectedrthcojigh the intervention
of Admiral Douglass, commah3tngJth'e^Brit
ish fleet'on the Mexican coast. , .
The House of Representatives of. Louisi
ana have passed a bill relieving the Banks'
of that State from any . presumed forfeiture
of their charters by their suspension of sper
cie payments. “ : v ' ,f '
Legislative and Military. —Generals Pat
terson, Prevost'and Goodwin, with a dum
ber of other .officers, have been subpoenaed to
give testimony before the (committee of the
Senate, to whom was referred the messages
of the late and present Executives, touching
the recent march of the troops to Harrisburg,
in obedience to the orders of Gov. Ritner.—,
Wonder whether they won’t send for Gen.
Alexander, too! - •
The number of pensioners, who receive
their annual pay from the pension fund, is
848—the amount paid, $lOB,OOO. The War
Department has 41,870 pensioners. This
number is caused by the nearest rela
tives of the revolutionary soldiers having
claims upon the fund after the demise of the
original claimants.
Auction Duties. —The aggregate amount
of Auction Duties paid by the Auctioneers
of the city of New York, during the year
1838, was $1,40,532. The greatest amount
paid by any one house was $27,772. The
aggregate, amount paid in 1857, was 212,775
—and the greatest amount, by one house,
$49,508.
Wise’s blackwashing committee have clo
sed their labors in New York and returned
tp-Washington. A one-sided- report may
therefore be expected in a few days.
gCT*A bill for the armed occupation of
Florida,- passed the Senate of U. States on
Wednesday last, 25 to 20. The vote, how
ever, was re-considered, and the bill laid on
the table for future action. Tt is a bill' of
great importance, involving a gift of land of
the value of more than 81,300,000. Ten
thousand men are to have each 320 acres of
the Public Land.
We recommend the following .from the
Harrisburg Keystone, to the attention of
those who still persist, with Ritner, in say
ing that there has been no increase of the
State Debt during his administration suffi
cient to justify a resort to taxation:
“No INCREASE OF DEBT HAS BEEN MADE TO
justify Taxation hereafter.” — miner’s
Last Message.
No other man except Joseph Ritner could
have.made thlswantonly-untrue. assertion;,
and its utter falsity may be understood from
the fact, that the very message in which it
is incorporated, asks tlre.Legislature to grant
$147,000 for the payment of the late parade
of the Cumberland and Philadelphia volun-
cnileft'mit’bj'- Rltncrl.i
That crowning piece of folly, the cost of 1
which is staled above, and which is condemn
ed by men of all parties, is one of the many
instances which could be cited in refutation
of the monstrous declaration that, during
Ritner’s administration, "No_ increase of
Debt had been made to justify taxation .”
When Joseph Ritner toolc possession of
thO-'Executive chair, he-said,, “There remains
to be provided to meet justland unavoidable
demands on the treasury tho enormous sum
of $348,495 80!”-
When David R. Porter took possession of
the Executive chair, as successor of Joseph
Ritner, there remained to be provided im
mediately—the present session of the'Legis
lature must do it—THREE MILLIONS,
ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE
THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND
FIFTY-FOUR DOLLARS AND THIR
TY-NINE CENTS!" This sum is equal to,
.one-seventh of the entire State Debt when
Ritner was elected! <
Does this" look as if there “ had been no
increase of State Debt to Justify taxation?”
When, Joseph .Ritrier took thchchair of
State the State Debfwas over Twimty five
Millions of Dollars. ■ When he left it it was
over Thirty Millions of DoWais—an increase
of more than Five Millions of Dollars in
three years! And yet there “has been no
increase of the Stale Debt to justify taxa
tion!” Monstrous!
How was this already vast debt increased ?
By squandering thousands and thousands
of dollars on the Gettysburg Rail-Road.
By paying"noarly Four Hundred Thou
sand Dollars for the repairing of the ‘‘Hunt
ingdon Breach,” when it might have been
better done for a little over Two Hundred
Thousand Dollars! . , ;
Dy the'otitrageous "Missionary Fund” by
which contractors were induced to wager
money on Ritner’s Election, and to be in
demnified, should they lose, from the State
"Treasury!,, ,' -
Byugross system of Favoriteisni, in which
no State Work'was allotted to'any other
than,a Ritnerite.
And yet weave told by Joseph Ritner that
there. “ has been no increase of State Debt to
justify Taxation.”- It is well'that there are
commentaries, such as the above, upon this
system of official falsehood.—ATei/stone.
506,959 22
Henry Jl. ffise. —We publish the follow
ing well drawn portrait from the Eastern
Argus, in Order that those of our readers
who have never been honored vyith a sight of
the foul mouthed, miscreant, may have an
opportunity of looking at his mora/likeness.
The painting is admirably executed.
506,959 22
HENRY A. WISE.
“Awed by no shame; by no respect conti oil’ll,
"In scruid-ri! busy. in reproivches bold. ■_ ••
Mr. Wise .makes rapid' progress in the
career of infamy.' He. willj undoubtedly,
earn for himself .a notoriety, as disgraceful
as'it is general,. No man in
more justly entitled than he is, to the con
tempt and scorn of .every honest; citizen.—
.His-murderous partin .the assassination of
Gilley, fixed a burning raark of baseness up-,
on his character, which he never will be able
to outlive. The public indignation,- which
that fatal transaction raised against him; had
for a time its influence upon his conduct, and
shanied him, during ,a short period, into
comparative retirement. It is matter of re
gret that he so soon left that retirement, and
commenced anew his work of defamation
and slander. During the-present session of
Congresjj he has exhibited the ferocity of his
nature in no common degree. And we are
devoutly thankful, when we read his demo
niac manifestations, that heaven has not en
dowed him with ability , commensurate with
his mischievous will,—-His denunciations and
calumnies aife only remarkable for the bold
ness and presumption with which they are
made, and are rendered important, simply
from the high place in which they arc Utter
ed, and the distinguished persona against
whom they are directed. In his recent
movement against Mr. Woodbury, he has
displayed perfectly the malignity of his tem
per, and the weakness of his judgment. His
froposed inquiry for materials upon which
to found an impeachment of that excellent
officer, is' fob absurd to be seriously consid
ered, and must end only in bringing addi
tional disgrace upon himself. If his resolu
tion is treated as it deserves, it will meet a
similar fate to that which attended the pro
position of Josiah Quincy to impeach Thom
as Jefferson, and be voted for only by its
depraved.mover. We have ho fears how
ever, that Mr. Woodbury’s department will
not bear examination. The most searching
scrutiny-will be .unable-to-thrbw anyTSuspi
cion upon the integrity of its able head, who,
notwithstanding the exertions of the opposi
tion to embarass the Treasury, lias discharg
ed his duties with uniform correctness and
success. He deserves and will receive the
people’s gratitude.
PENN’A. LEGISLATURE.
Harrisburg, Thursday, Feb. 7, 1839.
In the House, Mr. Brittain presented a
petition for an alteration in the election laws.
One relative to the Permanent Bridge.
1 Messrs. Ilelf&mstesnisCrispin, Carpenter,
Pray and Nesbitt, presented petitions for a
Free Bridge ovpr the Schuylkill.
)Mr; Carpenter, one relative to the diyi
sipiTof roads, and'one for the widening of
Broad street.
‘ Mr. Hinchman one (relative to the canal
between, Pittsburg and Beaver, aqd one for
a State Asylum for the insane poor.
• The, committee of conference reported the
bill making appropriations to the different
canals apd rail roads, with amendments to
which they asked the concurrence Of the
-House. —The amendments-were agreed- to.-
Mr. Brittain offered a resolution making
certain enquiriesof the Canal Commission
ers; which was adopted.
’ The rest of the day was consumed in dis
cussing the Wyoming coal bill; as to the
propriety of making the stockholders indi
vidually liable forthe debts..
In Senate, the Speaker being absent from
indisposition; Mr. Fraley, (city-) again offi
ciated as Speaker, pro lem.
Various petitions were offered by Messrs.
Miller, (city) Stevenson, and Fraley, (city.)
Several bills were reported from Commit
tees; -' - , —■ -
The bill relative to the Juniata Bridge, at
Lewlstown, passed the Senate.
Mrr“Pearson, from the Committee on the
Judiciary, to which was referred the resolu
tion of- the Senate requiring said committee
to enquire into the necessity of reporting
rules for the regulation,of the Senate on Ex
ecutive nominations, reported the foljowing
rules:—
1. Immediately after the nomination to
(he Sqnate by the Governor of any person to
fill a judicial station within this Common
wealth. under the provision of the eighth
section of the second article of the Constitu
tion, the Speaker shall publicly announce
the same from the chair, and cause (he.mes
sage with any accompanying dooumenta-to
be read, and laid on the table.
2. On motion of any five Senators, the
Governor shall be requested to communicate
tp_the Senate all recommendations received
by him in favor of the person nominated, and
also, all. remonstrances ngajnst his nomina
tion or appointment; said papers shall not be
printed or placed on' tlie' journal without an
order of Senate, and immediately after final
action on such nomination, shall be returned
to’theExccutive.il
3. 1 At any time, after the expiration of
five days from the time of such nomination,
being made and aforesaid, on
the chair declaring that original"resolutions
are in order, any member may move to go
into the consideration of executive business j
for the purpose of acting on said nomination;
and on the motion being agreed to, said nom-.
ination shajl be considered the first order of
the day, until finally disposed of, unless the
same shall be postponed by a majority of the
Senate; but such business when commenced,
shall not. be postponed for more thatrfive
days, except in case of an adjournment of
the ,dqd y for a longer period.
Considerable discussion took place rela
tive to the propriety of adopting these rules.
■ The first and third ones were adopted.—'
The second negatived. . , .'
From the Harrisburg Reporter, of Feb, S’.
the legislature:
■ In the Senate, on the 7th instant, Mr.
Sfrolim from the committee of conference
which was appointed by .both houses, upon
the subject of the Improvement appropria
tions, reported the following its the result of
their deliberations: i. ~ ■'
To the North Branch entension, •
Tunkhannock line, ' '’ $115,000
Tioga line, v ” •. .115,000
Erie extension, Shenatigo line, ■ 150;000
Conneaut line, , 100,000
West Branch, SinnemahOning ex
tension,' 30,000
Rail-road to avoid the inclined “
plane, at Columbia, . 30,000
To; fe-pay money, borrowed from \ i
the U. States BShk and Har-,
risbufg : Banks to repair the
breach on the Juniata,
Wisconisco canal.
Ordinary repairs,
... 81,260,000
The bill authorizes the Governor to bor
row 81,280,000 on permanent loan, at a rate
of interest not exceeding five per cent, per
annum.
. Rules for the government of the Senate,
on Executive nominations were adopted, af
ter some debate, and after passing upon one
or two items of but little interest, the Sen
ate adjourned.
In the House or Representatives, yes
terday, a large number of petitions were pre
sented, and several bills were reported from
committees. The House then took up and
passed the joint resolution authorizing the
Governor to open a correspondence with the
Govejgors* of -the several western states,
with a view of obtaining a rail road commu
nication between St. Louis and Pittsburg.
The House next took op the supplement to
the bill to incorporate the "Wyoming coal
company,' when a was made to a
mend the same so as to make the stockhold
ers liable in their individual capacity for the
payment of the debts of the Company, and a
discussion arising thereon,. the House ad
journed .without taking any vote On the bill.
From the Harrisburg Ilcporlef of Tuesday.
THE,. LEGISLATURE
In the House of Representatives, on
Saturday after a very long debate, the a
memlment proposed to be incorporated; into
the bill supplementary‘to incorporating the •
Wyoming Coal Company —in relation, to the
liability of stockholders, was passed. The
provision and yeas & nays thereupon follows. ;
"Provided, that the stockholders of the
said- company shall be liable in their indivi
dual capacity for all debts in prqportion to
the- amount of stock by them, seve ally held;
property of said com
pany insufficient to pay the same;
| and prcwrawWurthe/;"Hiat this act shall not.
fake effect, unless the said company shall
accept the provisions thereof, and advise the
Governor of the same under their corporate
seal within fifty days after its passage.’.’'
Messrs. BUTLER and COX, demanded
the yeas and nays on this amendment, which
weje.ycas 45, nays 43, ns follows: , ,
YEAS.—-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews,-.
[ Beaty, Brittain, Carothcrs, J. Cunningham,
IDarc, Douglass, Evans, Fegely, Flcnnikeh,
[ Foster, GORGAS, Helfenstein, Heston, Hill
of Berks, Huge, Jones, Kcim, Kerr, Lotig
liker, Loy, M’Claran, M’Dowell, M’Elwee,
M’Kinstry, Morton, Morrison, Park, Pen
niman Penrose, Puryiailce, Ramsey, Rey- ■
nolds, Roberts, Schoencr, Shearer,Snowden,
{Sprotf, Slrohecker, Wnlborn, Wprk, Yost,
fZcilin, Hopkins, Speaker — iS. *
- NAYS-—Messrs. Barnard, DnrsfoWj.Bru--
nrr, Butler, Carpenter, CasSell, Chandler,
I Cole, Colt, Cdolbaugh, Coney, Cox, C^abb,
! Crispin, Diller, Ehrinnn, Fisher, Gratz,
I Hamlin, Hegins, B. G. Herr, Hill of West-'
; moreland, Ilinchman, Hutchins, James,
j Kettlewell, Kinfzle, Konigmacher,.Montcl
lius, Mortimer, Nesbitt,. Pray, Richardson,
| Ritter, Sheriff, Smith of\Frank!in, G. R.
, Smith, T. S. Smith, Spackrhan, SlS?devant,
I Wcy, Wilcox. WOODBURN-^-43 . {>
The section ns itmemled, was than adopt-:
cd and the bill was ordered to be transcrib
ed for a third reading.
• Front the Erie Gazelle—Jan... 2o.
r EXTENSIVE FIRE; ■
Last evening, at about 7 o’clock the Barn
of Messrs. Hart & Bird, stage proprietors of
I this place, was discovered to be on fire, and
j so rapid was the progress of the flames, that
I e'.'i’en of their horses and seven stage coach- ■
I es, with all the fixtures of fhejr , extensive
j establishment were destroyed. The flames
( rapidly extended to-,the Mansion House kept
rby-M rs. W; H. Chaplain, and from- thence—
to the extensive block of buildings adjoining;
j the whole of which are now a mass of smo
king ruins. The only building left on the
| entire block, being Eagle Tavern and a fire
: proof store occujHed.. .
| The rapidity with which
element spread rendered it to all appearance
certain that the flames would cross French
street, to the extensive block of stores on
Cheap side, tlie occupants of which, without
lan exception," removed their whole stocks, ■
j which were very materially damaged by their
jsuddep removal and the falling fire and water
I upon them. Providentially there was but
| little wind, aud the atmosphere so exces
i-'sively cold," that the water congealed; the
moment it touched the buildings, to which
we are indebted for the preservation of the
block on the east side of French street.
FROM TEXAS."
The steamer Cuba arrived at' New, Or
leans on the 20th instant, from Galveston,
whence she sailed on the 15th inst., bring
ing dates from Houston to, the 12th. Two
numbers of the Telegraph of the 9th & 12th
have come to hand, containing the proceed-'
ings of Congress, and a few items of news
of a local character. Considerable excite- ■
•ment had been occasioned by an attack made,
in the Senate chamber upon a member ofthe
Senate, Dr. S. H. by thev surgeon
general of the army. Dr. Asabell-Smith,-in
which there was a show of pistol and Bowie
knife, by the assailant; &displayof pugilism.
■ The, were very indignant at the
outrage,-and a resolution was passed unan
imously by-the Senate, requestingthe Presi
dent to.remove Dr., Smith froth his office as
surgeon general. From Bexar a jetter had
been received at Houston, conveying the
intelligence thata small party of the citizens
of that place had recently returned from an
expedition’ into the Cammanche country. —
They, however, had seen only one small
party of Indians.'who fled after a trifling
skirmish. lndians have, been j
seen near Bexar for several weeks, and the. :
Utmost tranquility prevails in that section.
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40,000
300.000