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Columbia, Pa,, Saturday, April 27. 1850.
ID' "The liertnit," • The Laborer," and other
eontribut.ions will receive attention.
ETA number or articles intended for to-day's
piper hare been unavoidably crowded out.
DT We arc indebted to Mr. WADE, of the /1913; e
of Representatives, fur public documents,
Ono of the greatett evils practised in our Legis
lative halls is the system of blending two or more
distinct, if not incongruous subjects, in one bill.
The evil has grown to such an extent, as to call
fur some spcedyund effective remedy. It is the
parent of bad legislation, and the cause of manifest
injury, in many cases, to the interests of the Com
One of the provisions of the Constitution of Cal
:fornia reads as follows:—" Every law enacted by
11w Lc:islantre shall contain but one object; and
th.tt 01311 be expressed in the title." This is an
, xeclicut provision, and will effectually cheek
lot--rol/ing, the jumbling of subjects
in what arc sometimes On.nitnis bilk. A
bad or unpopular measure is tacked to one of pH
xnary importance, and the member who really
niches to choose the good and avoid the evil, is
compelled to take the bitter with the sweet and
vote for the bill, or risk his populatity by refusing
to vote for a good measure because it is joined to
a bad one. This system is all wrong. Let each
question stand on its own merits; and if it has not
intrinsically sufficient merit to pass as a separate
measure, let it fail. It is the misfortune of our
commonwealth that every year we have several
hundred laws added to our statute book, and these
mostly of a private nature, log-rolled through the
Legislature, until even very few lawyers can tell
hat are the laws of the State. The true policy,
1t seems to us, would be to pass few laws, and
these of a general nature to operate equally over
the rtate, and that every law should contain but
one object, and that object should be expressed in
Since the above was written, we regret to learn,
from the liftme, rg Keystone, that an attempt
was made, in the House of Representatives, to
have an Apportionment bill, and the hill to erect
the new county of Montour, added to the Appro.
p-iation bill. What connexion the Montour
....limy bill has with the Appropriation bill, or the
Appropriation bill with the Apportionment bill,
1..1e9 our comprehension to discover. Each of
these subjects is separate and distinct from the
others, and each should stand or fall on its own
merit.i. Such legislation breeds corruption, and
foist, bind laws upon the people,
The readers of the Spy arc aware that we eel,
door diseus: , political subjects in our columns; but
we cannot remain silent when we see the rights of
the people violated by attempts to procure the pas
sago of bad laws by tacking them on to bills of
the best importance. Such legislation deserves
the condemnation of etery good citeten,
Erp'anation of the history and Mysterious
Communion with Spirits, Comprehending the Rise
and l's ogress of the Mysterious Xtises in Westes
Neer York, is the title of a pamphlet ismcd from
Auhuro, N. Y. It contains some singular revela
tions, purporting to be rcecired throngli spiritual
ommunications, which, to the lovers of the mar
. neon, gill be interesting. The mysterious rap.
pings at Rochester and other places are attributed
to the action of 'rho boo!. says—. The
:mind made by an ignorant spirit is quite different
from the other , . While the sound made by intelli.
gent spirits is clear and lively, the bound made by
rho ignorant ones ii Tow nnd mullkd like:the strik
ing of the hand on a carpet." It is said questions
hate been ashed of the spirits of Emanuel Sweden.
Borg, George Fox, LIJIT117() Dow, Galen, Wm. E.
Canning, John and otherF, and answers
r Trier !. Their general theology is that of Davis,
Swidenhorg, and others W 110 have claimed to re
cetto their int prc ssion. from spirits. On one oc.
canon n spirit purporting to be Loreivro I /ow gave
the following definition of llell :
'•'l'hr Unit...rt.:dint , : say that Hell is the glare.
Thi , is not so. The Presbyterians say it us a
place or lire and brimstone that burns the soul for
, rer. Thin in not an. The hell is man's own
body, and when he escapes front that he escapes
There may be some supernatural cause which
produces these tnybterious " k 'lock ingq," but we
imed be permitted to express the opinion that the
-tome-arc pretty strongly tinctured
The Litrrni y I:a.zeite has pas,ed into the hands
of Mussrq. W. 11. Se.sca.cit C. Co., and will here
after be edited by Mr. A. M. Sr.ts,:r.Es. The first
number under the new firm, which appeared on
Saturday last, presented a fine appearance, and
gives evidenre of ability and prosperity.
!1T Blorktrooers Marazine for March, published
by LFONARII : 4 COTT & CO., N. York, is upon our
table. Its articles arc always well written, as
they nre always interesting. The present num
ber has nn elaborate at tide on "Civil Revolution
in tin ('anadas"—in which, of course, the writer
take. side. with the mother country. Price 53,00
per annum, in advance.
We are indebted to EDWARD H. Dixov, M.
lb, for the May number of The senipd— a inedb.
eat journal publiqhetl in New York . . Tie editor
uses Lt. knife with peculiar skill, and does not
he.otate to ilve•cet and expwie qmiekery in all its
!dud's. lly:terics, What is Inflammation a
Dellmce of Antimony, and other articles fill the
fl777vre , United Slatrs Railroad tr; aide. and Steam
-I,9at Journal, t■ the title of a very useful little bout,
liuldt.lied by GconnYt R. llm.annom & Co , New
York, at V2i cents. It contain , ' a list of all the
railroad and steamboat routes in the United States,
their di,tance, fare, time of running, &c.
Thq st,amer I:c114: of the West was burned
on Tuesday morning: last, about 1 o'clock, near
W. rsav, Ky., by \stud), us nearly ns ascertained,
about sixty bees were The scene is described
:is having been most in art rending.
Tr man was burned to death about three
nulec front York on Friday, the lath iuctant.
v, into‘teatr d, and rolled into a 1.0,n
The following is an extract from a letter writ.
ten by Mr. Loitaszo D. Cyanic, formerly of this
place, who went to California with a New York
Company. The account of his fight with a ben
is corroborated by the Sacramento corrcsirMdenco
of the Alta California. The letts was wr itt en
from the mince, and is dated I;imuary 1, 1850
Our first trouble commenced on
the San Wan, A young man was shot in the
thig,h2 wtom we carried fifteen days over the
r.:ountains. Ile then died, and we buried him on
the Rio Plata. A few days after the Utah In
dians attacked us. Our fight was warm, though
none of our party was killed. We then passed on
to the Rio Grande, in crossing which we lost nine
mules and most of our provisions, which obliged
us to make for the Great Salt Lake to replenish
our stock. We travelled seven days without a
guide, and for three days we had nothing to cat.
On the 21st, 22d, and 23d of August we slept on
the Washita mountains, where the snow was from
twenty to thirty feet deep. My blankets were
worn so thin that I nearly froze. We were re
lieved by some Indians, who were attracted by our
fires. They directed us to the Mormons, who
furnished us with a fine steer, plenty of beans,
flour, potatoes, milk, &e. When we offered to
recompense them, they refused to receive any
thing, and said they came near start lug once
thian , elves. An old man by the name of dons:
Neer, from Lancaster county, l's., took MC to his
house. Ile has a grist mill, and he and his wife
arc, or were, Quakers. Their kindness to me I
shall never forget. " • We ar
rived at the Mersa!' river on the 261.11 of Novem
ber. On the nest day we laid up to rest the
mules, and I went out hunting: it was my last
hunt. I got on the trail of a grisly bear, When
about a quarter of a mile, the boar rose suddenly
up before mc. I had my gun in my left hand.
He struck at the gun, and his claws passed thro'
my left hand—one claw passing through two of
my fingers. I then run between his legs, to pre
vent his hugging mc. Ile struck me between the
shoulders, which weakened mo across the Lidneys.
After considerably lacerating ditTerent parts of my
body, he left me and laid down. I got up and
run towards the camp. Some of the party who
observed me coining without my gun and hat,
came to my assistance. I fell—the blood stream
ing from my side—and they carried me to the
eamp,where the Doctor of the Company dressed my
wounds. Twenty men started in pursuit of the
bear. They found him, and after shooting forty
balls into him killed him. When dressed he
weighed 9.10 pounds—the fat alone weighed 330
pounds. My wounds arc getting better fast. I
have been able to ride to the mines, though I am
not yet able to work.
THE BANK BILL
The following sections of the Rank Bill recent.
ly passed will be found of general interest
t!.. , ec. 48, That from and after the twenty-first
day of August, one thousand eight hundred and
fifty, it shall not be lawful fur any person or per
sons, corporation or body corporate, directly or in
directly, to issue, pay out, pass, exchange, put in
circulation, transfer, or cause to be issued, paid
out, passed, exchanged, circulated, or transfiared,
any bank note, note, bill, certificate, ur any or'
knowledgment of indebtedness whatsoever, pur
porting to be a hank note, or of the nature, char
actor or appearance of a bank note, or circulated
for circulation as a bank note, issued, or purporting
to be issued by any bank or incorporated compa
ny, or association of persons, not located in Penn.
sylvania, of a hiss denomination than live dollars;
every violation of the provisions of this suction
by any corporation or body corporate, shall subject
such corporation or body corporate to the payment
of livo hundred dollars; and any , isolation of the
provisions of this sect on by any public officer
holding any office or appointment of honor or pro
fit under the constitution and laws of this state,
shall subject such officer to the payment of one
hundrcil dollars; and any violation of tins section
by any other person not being a public racer,
shall subject such person to the payment of twen
ty-five dollars,one halfof which, m each ca.m above
mentioned, shall go to the informer, and the other
half to the county in which ths suit is bioug,lit,
and flay be sued fur and recovered as debts of 11110
[llllollllt arc now recoverable many action of debt, 1
in the name of the COIIIIIIOIM Cal tl I (Ir Pennsylva.
nia, as well for the use of the proper county, as
' for the we of the person suing.
Sec. 19. That in addition to the cif it penalties
imposed for a violation of the provisions of the last
preceding section, every person who shall violate
the pros isions of that section, shall be taken and
deemed to has e committed a misdemeanor, and
shall, upon conviction thereof in any criminal
court in this commonwealth, be fined in any
sum not less than one dollar, and not more than
one hundred dollars; and the several courts orquar
ter sessions shall, in their charges to the grand ju.
ry, call their attention to this subject; and it shrill
be the duty of the several grand juries to make
presentment of any person within their respective
counties, who may be guilty of a violation oh the
pros isions of the last preceding section; and it
shall his the duty of the several constables and oth
er peace ofileers within this commonwealth, to
make information against env person guilty of
such viol akin, and they shall be sworn so to do:
Pros Weil, That it shall not be necessary in any
civil suit Sr criminal prosecution under this see
tion, and the last preceding section, to produce,
evidence, the charter of any back, or articles of
sx-iation ofany company not located in this State.
SCPREME CURT DECISION
The Montgomrry Lrilgo Says: The Supreme
Court has decided in a case—" The Ilurg,ess and
Town Council of the Ilorough of Allentown vs.
Samuel A. Bridges"—that money at intere3t,
stocks, Sze., could not be taxed for borough pur
poses. The following is an extract from the dc.
oWc arc not hound to carry taxation further
than the Legislature has carried it, and it has done
no more than make the basis of it for county and
township purposes: the first by the 32d section of
the act of 1811, and the second as a consequence
of it, by the act of 18-13, which lend made the
county basis serve 11. the basis of taxation by the
townships. If the intent had been to include cities,
boroughs, and other municipal corporation., why
w , s it not expressed 1 The charters of these usu
ally contain a special provision for the subject;
and when it has been overlooked, the county basis
which existed nt the time of its organization, has
been taken. There is no provision in the charter
of this borough ; and the tax, of course, is illegal.
LUMBER .1T PORT DEPOSIT.
Tbc following is a list of prices for lumber at
and c0mm0n,535a537,50 ; Solcct
r"llmZs. 5254'27,50; Second Common, $.18420;
Common Callings, Sl2asl4 ; Samplcs, eSaslo ;
Joint and Scantling, Sr, ; 5.8 Siding, $13:1911.
$11a5172,50 ; Joist and
Scantling, 911x512,50; Nora way.—Boards, el3a
525; Joist , $12,50a515.
C1,50a512; Cypress, 55,00 a
1.% 54,'2:".; I"..i•dern 92.00
Town and County "Litters.
Rettoutnrts.—Our town appens to be infested
at prr7,ent with burglars—no less than three bur
glaries having been commited the present week.
On Monday night the house of Mr. Joni 1..n , r, in
Front street, was entered and robbed of groceries
amounting to about 870; and on Wednesday night
the hardware store of Mr. J0N.19 Iltrarm: and the
apothecary of Mr. R. WILLIIMS were entered and
robbed of goods amounting to about SA. While
engaged at the hardware store, the burglars were
alarmed and fled, or the loss to Mr. Bev nn would
probably be much greater than it is. Up to this
time, no clue has been had as to whom the per
sons arc ; though it is believed they arc strangers
—two suspicious looking fellows having been no
ticed on Wednesday evening last.
It is strange that more robberies arc not com
mitted, when the opportunities to do so arc con
sidered. We should have—as nearly every place
containing as large a population, as Coluaibia has—
! a Night Watch; and there would then be com
secusity from the depredations which arc
now committed with impunity. We would suggest
the adoption, by the Town Council, of an ordi
nance to establish a watch; and if they do not act
in the matter, the citizens should. if a private
subscription were taken up, no one would refuse
to contribute for the purpose.
At a future time WC may haVO to_say
in reference to lighting the streets.
Er The Cadets of Temperaneo intend having a
parade on Wednesday next, the first instant.
From s hat we hear it will be something woi thy
of the order, as it will be of the persons engaged
in making the arrangements. Sections arc ex.
parted to be present and participate, from Lancas
ter, Harrisburg and York. After the parade, the
War. Urns: will deliver a lecture, at the Meth
odist Episcopal Church.
Dr. Taos. L. Bunn, as will be seen by his
advertisement, will commence his second course
of vocal music on Tuesday evening next. His
ability to teach, and the satisfaction given at the
first, sufficiently prove that his bccond course will
be interesting and instructive.
We understand that Mr. Deno intends to com
mence a class in Lancaster. If he does he can-
not but meet with success
or Mr. L. J. Runans—scc his advertisement—
has again opened Ilk select school. Wu need say
nothing in facet of Mr. 12noAns, as he is known
Letter than we can wake /11111 known. Sufficient
fur us to remark, that he is fully qualified for the
duties of his profession.
Among the cases tried at court last week,
we notice that of the Commonwealth vs. Iss cAv
ur•.nsov,, of this borough, fur stealing KEW() from
m L. Micca. The jury after a short ab
sence returned a verdict of guilty, whereupon the
Court sentenced the prisoner to pay a fine of $lOO
and costs of prosecution, restore the property sto
len to the owner if not already done, and undergo
an imprisonment of three years in the Eastern
penitentiary. The prisoner, after sentence, ad
dressed the Court as follows :—" Your Honors—l
am innocent of this charge. My liberty 11 1 been
taken away by false swearing. There is a jiist
God in Heaven—the searcher of all hearts, and he
knows that I am innocent of this charge, if I have
been guilty of others."
57 . Mr. THOMAS JOHNSON, of Martic township,
who disappeared cry mysteriounly a few weeks
since, has been in Daltimore, Md., whence be has
written home to his family. Wonder how the
persons feel n ho, in such a great hurry, udzninis
tered on his estate?
11:11Ve learn by a friend front Muuntjoy, that
dace of the most active end healthy citizens of
that place, suddenly took sick on Monday tart,
a ith a disease similar to that of the A•iatie. Chol
era, and in .t few• short hours death closcil the
scene of their sutTering-s. The names of the de
ceased, are Ceo. Schmaling, Aloces Gardener and
a Mr. 'Light—Lancaster Exi» sea.
EFTA dispute took place last week at a tavern
near Falmouth, t'onoy township, between an En
glishman and two Irish:nen, in relation to the
merits of their respective countries. After the
Englishman had left the tavern, he was followed
by the Irishmen, and beaten to death. The
dercrs, whose names we have not learned, have
been arrested and committed to the Dauphin coun
az,- A corre9pondent of the S7or of the North re
commends In:An FRAZER, li,g., of Lancaster, for
1171 - Soinc fiend has been defacing, the property
of the new Lutheran Cemetery, in Lanc.e,tt r. A
reward nf `?5O is offered for his arrest.
117 Sixteen applicationq for license were rejected
by the late court—eight for old stands, and eight
for new ones
G.7' The Grand Jury of the recent Court of Quar•
ter Sessions recommend, in their report, the erec
tion of a new Court House, "as speedily as a due
regard to the finances of the county ‘t ould justify."
(ri The Coroner of this county has appointed .1
l'isurn, Esq., of Ibis borough, one of his Dcp
Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad
The following table, taken from the Baltimore
Republican, of Monday week, shows the freight
carried over this road in one week. It is the larg
est amount ever transported in the same period of
The articles marked were loaded at Pittsburg
Columbia lo Baltimore.
Tobacco, •138,130 Glassware, •;,321
Pork, '913,763 Kelp, 11,415
Bacon, •1,571,415 Feathers, *2,749
Sundries, 86,464 Butter, *5,482
Castings, 27,902 Copper ingots, '123,160
Flour, 251,895 Lard Oil, *4,092
Leather, 4,6R4 Clocerseed, 13,258
Whiskey, 54,355 Paper, 960
Lumber, feet, 113,400 Bark, 3,623
Lard, •101,217 Hogs, 6,000
Candles, *17,436 Marketing, 1,000
Wool, »1,125 Merchandize, 200
Milk, 2,22 G
JENNY LiNo.—The N. York Express says that
Mr. Barnum depo.ited on Tuesday the large sum
of money which, by the terms of agreement be
tween him and JFNVY LIND, lie was reqnired to
lodge in the hands of Baring, Brothers & Co., and
that it went forward hy the steamer which sailed
nn We(lii,rla v.
GRida DECLINE IN COFFEE.—it Will be seen by
our Commercial article, says the N. 0. Crescent,
of the 9th instant, that over 8000 bags of Rio cof
fee have been sold within a day or two at eight
cents per pound. Early in February the current
rate was I l 4 cents, so that the fall in prices since
that time is about six and a half cents per pound,
or more than $lO per bag.
iEr The Grand Jury of Susquehanna county,
during their sittings last week, found an indict
ment against Ansel St. john, late cashier of the
Bank of Susquehanna County, for transactions con
nected with the bank.
The 'Buckeye Blacksmith, it appears, has
got to California. lie was recently nominated to
fill the vacancy in the Legislature from Sacramen
to city, but was defeated.
BEHIND VIE ACE.—Among all the seaward look
ing cliffs, Spain has not a single light house, from
the Pyrenees to Point Europe; she has no rail
roJdF, no canals, no telegraphs ; and till recently,
there has been no safety for travellers on the high-
ETA letter from Kingston, Jamaica, under date
of 11th ult., in speaking of the gradual decay of
that Nand, says that many be:multi] and plot:na
ive e,tates of 1000 acres each, With fair improve
ment=, !-,11 at . 7, 1 to St; per acre, whi.di a few years
❑Gn commanded $lOO
The office of Postmaster at San Francisco,
is probably the nin , d. lucrative in the gift of the
government. There arc about 1000 bocce, which
are rented at $0 per month for each occupant;
some of them being held by six or eight different
individuals. The rents arc estimated at 635,000
LTA splendid Odd Fellows' Hall is about to be
erected in New Orleans. It is estimated to er,t
.91:25,000, and the annual rental will be Hit).
The corner stone will be laid on the !Nth inst.,
and the building will be finished by October, 1551.
1' During the last three months, the arrivals of
emigrants at New York amounted to 23,107 ; be
ing less than the same period last year by 5,23:i.
FT It k said that nineteen persons narrowly es
caped being poisoned at Lanesboro', Pa., by drink.
log tea made from water in which a lizard was
Onu Frt.t.ows.--It appears from recent statis
tics that there arc upward of 7,000 members of the
various lodges in Baltimore, and more than 9,000
in the state. The a mount of contributions received
during the last quarter, i, $13,606 11 ; evpendi
tures fur charities to the Order, 59,098 58—leaving
a surplus of $6,707 33.
The Barbers of Wheeling, have resolved
benceihrsvard to charge a dime for shaNing on
Sunday, hoping thereby to take their customers
in on Saturday nights and get some roil. Ihr them
selves on the Sabbath,
George W. Kendall, of the X. 0. Picayune,
is about furnishing the country with a history of
the :Mexican war, which, it is said, will be the
handsomest American book elver published.
CEr The colored population of Detroit numbers
1000, among whom there arc not 100 over ten
years of age, who cannot read and write. Thy
own upward of 630,000 in real estate, a nearly
equal amount of personal property, and upward of
100 dwelling hooves on leased lots.
[G" The Wu, ren (R. I.) Star announces that a
pill machine has been made in that town, by which
a loan can turn out 20,000 pills a day It may
be compared to the Arsenal at Springfield, or any
other manufactory for destructive missiles.
ELT A new counterfeit of the ilcnoininati. n or
en the Wilmington:knit 'Brandywine Bank, at Wil
mington, Delaware, is .5.1111 to Lc in circulation.
DJ' The Home JIIIIrIt,II says that ten dollars
were pain the other day flar the autograph of Ed-
gar A I'v
The utli.ial returns of Connecticut for Governor
at the late election, give Seyinore, 1 )em.129,t1:22
Trumbull, Whig, 12&...,1109 ; lloyd, 2,5i , 77;
scattering 18. Marto:, Dem., is elected to the lon•
ate in the third district by:, plurality, and Ilarrall,
Whig,, in the 10th district by 1 plurality.
Onto eaors.—The prthlect of an abundant grain
and fruit crop in Ohio k said to he very flattering.
The wheat fields arc represented as looking ex
ceedingly well, and the backttardness of the sea
son is very favorable for fruit.
Q_7 F. 11. Eltnoie,the new Senator from South
Carolina, in place of Mr. Calhoun, was formerly a
leading member of the !louse of Representatives,
and, besides his acknowledgi d ability, is regarded
as one of the most expert tactician.. Ile is Presi
dent of the State Bank of South Carolina.
Ix No less than 16,136 persons in New York
city, Ilse in cellars, and the mass of them in lots
of five to a single damp and dirty room! Is it
any is under that rhuematisin, fevers, and even chol
era prevails in that city I
Vl' In a single century, four thougand million
of human beings appear on the face of the earth,
act their busy part , ., and sink into its peaceful
SIR JOIIN FRANKLIN.
The Montreal Pilot of Saturday last publishes
the following letter from Sir George Simpson,
dated at " Hudson's Bay house, Lachine, Aprtll2."
Ile says :
I regret to soy there is no foundation whatever
the the statement, which appears to have originated
in the arrival at St. Paid, of en express sent thither
by the Hudson Bay Company's Officer, at Red
River Settlement, with letters from McKenzie River,
convoying the reports of Capt. Pullen and Mr. Rao
to the Lords of the Admiralty, which reports are
to the of that nothing had been discovered
throwing any light on the fate of the missing ex
Capt. Pullen, who loft 11. M. S. Plover at Wain
wright Inlet, reached the Hudson Bay Company's
post of Fort Good Hope, on the McKenzie River,
on the 11th September. from thence lie came up
that river to the post of Fort Simpson, where he is
passing the present winter with the intention of
proceeding to York Factory, on Hudson's Bay, at
the opening of the navigation, in order to take his
passage to England in one of the Hudson Bay
Company's ships, from thence next autumn. It is
possible, however, that instructions front the Ad
miralty, which were transmitted to me hero about
two months ago, and which were immediately for.
warded to Capt. Pullen by express, may detain him
during the ensuing summer and winter in making
a further examination of the Arctic Coast, in eon
ncetion: with the Hudson Ray Company's parties
emploscd itimn the same seem ice.
IlAnnisnuno, April 19, 1850.
SEgATE—Bills were reported to re-charter the
P.n.:ours' Bank of Lancaster, and the West Branch
Bank of Williainsport.
The Apportionment Bill was taken up, and the
following alterations were made in it:
The counties of Tioga, Potter, McKean, Elk
and Warren, were made the 18th Senatorial Dis
trict electing one member. Mercer, Venango and
Crawford were side the 19th District, with one
Senator. Erie county, the 20th District, with one
Senator. We.tniureland, Iledfoul, Fayette and
Somerset, were made the 24th District, with two
AFITIINOON SESSION.—The Apportionment Bill,
without thither alteration, passed second reading
by a strictly party vote, yeas 17, nays 16.
Ilneqr:—The following appropriations passed
second reading :
Pennsylvania Institution for the Blind, 0
Deaf and Dumb Asylum, 15,000
and a balance of $757 83, now due, provided that
the Supreme Court appoint, on behalf of the Com
monwealth, one third of the directors of the Insti
tution. Adopted—yeas, -13 ; nays 40.
House of Refuge, 6,000
Salaries of officers in Eastern Penitentiary, 8,000
Interest of the funded debt of the Com
monwealth, . 2,000,000
And many other items of appropriation.
The whole afternoon was taken up in the dis
cussion of the appropriation bill.
Um:nisi:um:, April 20.
SENtTr.—A petition to close the atnirs of the
old Rink of the United States was presented.
Apportionniont Bill was negatived by the
following Note :
Yeas —Messrs. Drum, Fernnn, Forsyth,
Franey, Felton, Guernsey, 'Juges, Ives, Jones,
.‘lulilenberg, Packer, Shiiner, Sterrett,
Nays----Nltsqr, Brooke, Crablo, Cunningham,
Frick, I laelat, King, Kunigniaclicr, Law
rence, Malone, :Mattlnas, Sadler, Sankey, Savcry,
So the bill was negatived, the Speaker declining
The hill to extend the charter of the Farmers'
Bank of Lancaster; to extend the charter of
the Lxnca,ter County Lank; also, to extend the
charter of the Yorl, Bank, second reeding,.
re.inited the consideration of
the Appropriation limit. The section making an
appropriation of three hundred thousand dollars
towards the completion of the North Branch Ca
nal, was disagreed to by yeas 11, nays
Hsantscuac, April 52 - 2.
SENATr:—The Bank Committee reported a bill
to re-charter the Wyoming - Bank.
The fellow log Mid. bills passed second reading.
The Harrisburg Bank, Ila irk of Pittsburg, Fanners'
and Mechanics' Bank at Easton, Lebanon Batik,
Anthracite Bank lit Tamaqua, Mechanics' Bank
of Pittsburg, Carlisle Deposite Bank, (supplement.)
The following Bank Inlls then pa-seil final read
ing: Exchange Itank of Pittsburg, Fa rs' and
Mechanics' Bank of Lancaster, Lancaster County
Itank, York Bank, Miners' Bank of Pottsville,
West Branch Bank, NVyoming Bank at Wilkes
harre, llsrrishurg Itank, Bank of Pittsburgh, Far
niers' and Mechanics' Bank of Easton, Lebanon
Bank, Anthracite Bank at Tamaqua, Mechanics'
Bank of Pittsburg, Carlisle Deposite Bank.
Ifouse—Mr. Crabb reported a bill incorporating
the Farmers' Depositc Bank, of the City of Pitts
burg-, which was taken up and passed.
The final reading of the hill to extend the char
ter of the Kensington Bank, county of Philadch
phia, was postponed until to-morrow.
The consideration of the Appropriation Bill was
again rcsuintal. An appropriation fur avoiding the
Inclined Planes on the Portage Railroad wits
agreed to, yeas -15, nays .ll—with a proviso that
it shall not interfere w ith former appropriations
made in this bill.
A new section, taxing coal one cent per ton per
toile, going North on the North Branch Uanal to
the New York State line, was adopted— yeas 53,
nays :33. _ . .
Section 3il authorizes the Canal Commissioners
to sell such personal property along the lines of
canal a n d railroad, as is no longer required for the
interest of the public; the pieces:its to be paid into
the Treasury. They arc also authorized to sell
the old depot at Columbia, and pay the proceeds
to the State Treasurer, who shall apply the same,
on the warrant of the Canal Commissioners, to
purchasing and completing, a new depot at ('alum_
bin, for which purpose SIU,OOO arc further appro..
Section 33 authorizes the Canal Commissioners
to sell, by giving public notice, the Schuylkill rail.
road bridge, and all that part of the State road ly
ing cast of the Inclined Plane, together with all
real estate and other materials upon that part of
the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad which
shall have been rendered useless by the new road
to avoid the Inclined Plano, with a proviso that it
shall not he sold liar less than E.:2110,000. l'he pro
ceed.; of this sale shall be applied to relaying a
second track for sic miles from Columbia towards
the interseetion of the old road, to straighten cures,
and for other improvements on the Colunilmi Rail.
Section 31 authorizes the Canal Commissioners
to sell all the light class engines belonging to the
State and apply the proceeds to the purchase of
ueir Trot class engines.
Section 33 appropriates $50,000 to the Pennsyl
vania State Lunatic TiospitaL
The consideration of the appropriation bill was
resumed. Mr. McClintock mused an appropria.
thou of $30,000, to the I )dicers and Soldiers of the
Pennsylvania Volunteers, who served in the war
with Mexico. Lost—yeas 31, nays 47.
SENA Tr.—Mr. Muldenberg moved that the Sen
ate proceed to the consideration of "A bill to fix
the number of Senators and ltepresentaiise:., and
form the State Into district , , In piir.mailee Or the
provisions of the Constitution," which was agreed
to, and the bill passed committee of the whole.
Mr. King, (Finance) reported a hill to present
the issue of relief notes of a less denomination
than five dollars, with a negative recommendation.
The same gentleman reported a bill creating a
sinking, fund, and providing fir the gladnal and
certain extinguishment of the State MIA, with va
11ot:sr.—The orders or the day were postponed,
and the appropriation bill, as amended in Commit.
tee of the\\ - hole, was taken up. The question
recurring, " the I loiew agree to the report of
the Committee of the Whole 7" it was disagreed
to. So the bill erecting the new county, " Mon.
tour," and the Apportionment bill were stricken
off, and the Appropriation bill passed finally.
The bill providing fur the election of Prosecu
ting Attorneys by the people, passed finally. The
yeas were ninoty—the nays, Messrs. !)avid Eranm,
George 11. Hart, and Judge Porter.
iIiRTLIADURG, April 21.
SENATn.—The Bill extending the charter of tho
Schuylkill Bank, reducing the capital thereof, and
renewing the same by subscription, was taken up,
on motion of Mr. Crab!), and passed finally by
yeas 14, nays 13.
House.—The consideration of Senate amend
ments to House bills was resumed. The amend
ment erecting the new county Montour, out of
parts of Columbia county, being belhre the House,
Mr. Fortner moved to amend by striking out part
of the original bill, and substituting a provision
changing the lines of the county, winch was disa
greed to—yeas 39, nays 19.
Mr. Packer oared an amendment, which ex
cepted any part of Northumberland county from
the limits of the proposed new county of Montour,
which was agreed to—yeas 53, nays 3.1.
Mr. Fortner then moved that the bill be referred
to the Committee on New Counties, uhich, after
some debate, was disagreed to—yeas 31, nays 5.-11.
The question recurring on the first section of the
bill, it was agreed to—yeas 51, nays 39.
Mr. Fortner moved to amend the second section
by submitting the question In the voters of Colum
byt rousts. N 1 iii h was agreed to—yeas SS, nays
3:?.. The remaining sections, relating to the,
subject, were then concurred in.
SENATE.—The Senate proceeded to the conald,(
ation of the bill, annulling the marriage coml.
of Dr. William Wcthcrill and Isabella, h 6 ki
which passed by a vote of 16 yeas, 15 nays,
Mr. Haslet's rcsolution,fixing the final adjoin
merit of the Legislature on the first of May, p a
ed second reading.
tHousr.—Senate amendments to various hills
ken up and acted on ; after which, on motion
consideration of the Apportionment bill we;
WASHINGTON, April 19, 18,5,0
SENATE—After the presentation of petition s )
Douglass moved that the California Bill be 11l
up. which was agreed to.
The Senate then proceeded to ballot for Ch;
man of the Select Committee, upon the Compror
resolutions of Mr. Bell and Mr. Clay.
On the first ballot, Mr. Clay had 9.8 vntes,
Dell 1, Benton 1, Mr. Mangum 1, blank 4.
So Mr. Clay was declared elected.
Messrs. Cass, Dickinson, Webster,Plielps,fio
l‘itns°ll Downs, Mangum, Bell, Berrie
l on t
ballot, elected the remain i
of the Comitteo without opposition.
Mr. Phelps asked to be excused, particolorl,
account of his hculth.
The question being ta ken, he was not escaped.
Roust—Mr. Cobb being absent, Mr, Wintbri
consent of the House, acted as Speaker.
The Ilouso then Went into Committee of
NVl,o'.e on the State or the Union, and pruceec
to the consideration of the President's Califon
WASIIINGTON, April 9.1
Neither House was in Session to•dsy,
WA.II INCTON, April '4.
SENATE -After the presentatlOn of pctilifi ns
the tr.lnsuetion of USU.II morning business, Mr.
ton moved to take up bin motion to intorno the
lest Counnittee of Thirteen on Mewirs.Cluy's
Bell's resolutions to reportseparutely on each
jeet involved, 4 rid not to unite in one lull twir
more incongruous subjects.
Alter u lengthy diseuvioon Mr. Beuton'l muti
was turd on the bible
The Senate bill providing fur making lreni
with the Indiana in Oregon, and eAttogno.l in
Indian title to hinds west of the Cascade Mimeo
was titian up and passed.
Ilom—Alr.Thoniption. of Pennsylvuniu, repo
ed back the Senate bill ler taking the camas, s
amendments. nefested In the Committee of
Whole on the State of the Union.
The bill was made tho special order for Wed
r. Van Dy he, from the minority of Comae,
on Electtoes, mode report in favor of the ndinee
of the delegate, trout Nov Mexico, to a seat in I
After a seesion of five hours, the Hoot
SENATF.—Mr. Websler gave nonce, Out
next week, he would take the ear heat °rpm Will
without iniertCring, with the Coition'. bill,
1110VC the Senate to take up Ilia reaolation, in a
lion to giving a portion of the public bifida to Lei
Speaker announced the Wont
us the Committee appointed ID accordance will
resolution culling for an investigation into clot
preferred nun inst the Secret at y of the Interior,'
Ewing :—William A. Richardson, Dein., of
tool,' ; S.l 'noel F. Vinton, Whiz, of Ohio; Albert
Bro. ft, Din., of 311-a.; Julius Rockwell,lVliii;
Musa.; IVillard P. 11.111, Dent., of Missouri; dl
Evans, Whig, of Alaryland ; Thomas fle.., Ile
of Pc.; Win J. Alston. Whig of Ala.; ()tin
Dunham, lion , of Indiana.
Mr. Drown, of Alinsissippi, from the Commit
on the District of Columbia, reported a hill le
corporntc the Grand Ledge of the I. U. of°.
the Dit.triet, and moved its reference to the t
mince of the IVltulc on the state of the Union.
Mr. Jones moved to lay the bill on the
which, after some discussion, was negatimi
vote of 55 yeas, 94 nays.
W SIIIVGTON, April 2 1
SmiTE—Mr. Webster, called up the folk
resolution, which he offered yesterday:
Resolved, That the Committee on }lnure!.
strtleted to inquire, what mear•ure it may ben
expedient to adopt, so facilitate and increor
comaae of the United States.
After u long tlshale. the resolution mg ndpi
House--Mr. Evans, from Itld., was excuirdfr
Fe r ring on the committee appointed under
The morning hour having expired, tho Ih
went into Committee or the Witule on Ilte , ni
the 17nion, and proceeded to the considerate
the bill for taking the Seventh Censor.
Mr. Simpson, of Pennsylvania, gave a Moor
time consul bill, from its birth to the moral ti
and explained the schedules attached to the bill
certain amendments tootle.
SENATE—A COMMOIIiCaIirM was received t
the Secretary , of State, in reply to a resoliam
the Senate, calling for information in relation
the barbarons treutment of American nee
wrecked on the coats of Japan and the ID
dent Oriental nations.
The Senate went into MICCUti VC SeMIA
subsequently odjmuned till Monday.
House—Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee, from'
Committee,saul that three memorial. on ihr
jest of the expedition to search for Sir John Fr
lin, had been refernd to them, and Ile wished ,
port a joint re4olut inn, authorizing the Fri:midi ,
nr .1, and attoCts to the Navy the two 'm on
fi i‘_.; by Henry Grinnell to proceed to the .1
Ocean to search for Sir John Franklin and he
Mr. Johnson, or Arkansas, objected.
The resolution for the expedition in scan
Sir John Franklin was passed over, and the'
scent into committee on the census bill.
COST I OF TIIE LATE TROUBLES IN FUR
A Turiu Newspa p er publishes a calculi' ,
what the reaction cost Europe during the
1849. It makes one shudder to read it. Dr
in men is first given, and is es follows:
The war of Naples and Sicily, including it
who died in prison or wero shot were
Roman, including the French soldiers,
Spaniard!, victims fur the glorious erpcdi-
War of Hungary. (both sides,)
The parts of Poland, which mingled with
the war of independence,
Hungarians dead after the capitulation of
Georgey, and in exile in Turkey,
War of Italian independence, (Milan, Ve
nice and Piedmont.)
More than ono hundred and eleven thous"
izens sacrificed to the ambition of Kings.
This ambition has cost in money
To Central Italy, (Rome, etc.)
To Austria, (Lombardy and Venice
To Piedmont, (material for war)
Do. (national debt.)
A French paper republishes this.rernarkt.
the calculation is rather below the actual cot
that the war of Schleswig is not included ,
was, however, very bloody and very expeonrr'