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n's 4 peeeli at the Rau
to Lord Elgii.,
: s • - . .
banquet given in London, on
the 6th - ult., .t.o.Lora.:Elgin,
I -of (Jarman, Mr.;' Buchanan
zespondea• to a toast-.by tlui
tie as fOltows i -- ~ • ,- -!
E erdo l i p es t f rd e: ;
arii i l n ,dl : : ! ct l o n
i g i:1 1 .:1 1
cu l ‘t i .
ii c in. o l
01 ' i
, i fr i
i i ..). 1 I : ,
kineriCan Minister;" and, in.
! to das own recent visit to
es, fo the hospitable reception
at he bad seen in the western
nan then. rose : and :said : My
!anen„ I.eame,to England ail
I might find - myself. a strau
!p land'; but, alto-the first hour,
led to`--feel Myself at home in
Englishmen which it has been..
o -to meet...: In the name .of
, I thank your lordship. (the.
ie.) - most cordially for the kind
you. have p*oposed in favor
and myself as its repreSenta-.
gratitude is due, to this . large,
led. e - othpany for. the, entlinsi-.
that sentiment has' been re-
At a splendi‘
was present and
Earl of Ellesmci
"•The Esrl o
doing , so, referr
• the United Sta
which he recel
ion which all t
• 'world had left
lortls,and . gentl
ger in a string
:I have never fa
airy society of
. ray good fortun
7 .lny coulltryme4
sentiment Whic 4 l
of. my country,
tive; and my ,
. and distingiusl
asm with wliic.
ceived.• Thisepor will be fully apPreciated
on the other side -'of the
• countrymen't einsek;e:s could, have selected
the individual y whoM such gracions•land
_kind words sh tild,be, spoken; I ain'persuaded .
theiichoice* add have, fallen upon the no-,.,
.bre Earl. lie, as been atnongSt us; he has-I,
seen •us.At hort?e * l , and has been
- KTo our virtues Very kind,: - '• • '
And to our faults a little blind." - -7.-•,.,• ,
• There are thoCsands ou the other 'side of the
Atlantic who *ill respond to the universal ,
sentiment, of 4pprpbatioh . in this- country,
when they leani that his soVereign • has eon::
~'ferred upon him one of the highest and proud
est marks - of distinction which.' it - Was-in her
power to bes - toW._ May. he long, live, to' enjoy
it - 1 Certain I fun that•the penalty denounced
by the motto of the garter •will never, reach
either his head or Ins heart - . And here I'
ought, porhaPs, to stop. ,We' .Lace been
taught that rater dinner-speeches are danger-'
ons ;, and prudence Might; on 'ordinary occa,-.
sions, dictate hat I should proceed no fur-.
ther. If, howciver, tit an public dinner., given
to Lord Elgin, as governor-teneral of Can
- h id 'I.
da,- I.s ou. •ma -e• no-re,erenee to
• I would _expos myself to the condemnation
of my own co
i ntiymen. Lfrider his caught
. cued goVerwnent,'llerMajestY's NOrth Amer
ican provinces realized the worth
wise, pru den t,' and pro - spero us adini ills tra ti oi i ;.
and - .we of 'tl4 .neighboring nation,
jealous of our rights,
have reason to be abtin- •
• datilly satisfied 'with his_ justald friendly con-
duct towards -Ourselves. - Hes known how
to reconcile lii devotion to her' Majesty's ser
vice with a proper re g ard to.: the 'rights and
interests of the kindred and neighboring pen
ple. - Would to Heaven' We bad sueli-gOver
nors-general in ali the European eolonies-in
the vicinity oflthe United_ States ! IBS lord
sliiiihad solved one of the most difficult prob
lems of statesinanShip. Ile; has, been able;
, " - gitcces'sfully" and satisfinitorily„ to administer,
ainidst'inaily difficulties,. a colonial' govern ,
N nient over a free people: This Is an eaS•s,'„taSk
• where, the commands of a despot are law' .to
• his obedient sUbjects ; • but net so in a colony
•where the people,fe - el that they, possess the
rights and priVilegc_.s 'of
. And noir what. shall'l _say %, iii -reply tb , the
wish so - -earnesitly expressed by his lordship,
that he inightl never live to see thS bonds of
' friendship interrupted • between:the kindred
nations 9 Ilad I' no t i imagind iat my own,
binnble instrumentality might ontribute in
• Seine small delgree - to .:remove: existing causes
of- dissension between the twig ceuritr•re, and
to confirm'and perpetuate their mutual, f'',rid-. 1 1
• Ship, rshorildinot have enjoyed the privile„. 1
of - nddressing You this,dav as the minister, of
illy country. llt is ply most earnest
'that the two nations, kindred as they ,are in
'point of bloodk should be equally kindred in,
each :other's affection's. And" . why should.'
they' jiot be ? ' We-have many - free. .princi- 1
pies in common, whichit• would be tedious to.
' enumerate;, vile .speak the same language 4 we
read-the same books, ..and we both enjoy a
free' press, Without Which liberty in ' any.
countryLivould soon become an empty name.
'We el:dm - your old masters to be our proper
ty•as much ii.S: votirs, and, thank, -.God ! - our
people are able to read and-appreciate them.
Every horn in -roost of our -States has
the same 'right to receive a' good and uSellil
. - : comitionAelio l o,l education as,to breathe his
native air or to drink Ifrom his native culla
. tains. • IVlY,lthen, shook' any jealousy exist
, between' Us? I There Have never teen two na
tions on the face of the earth whose irinteriab
... interests are. 40 closely ' identified: Commer-
cially speaking,-, ' the progress. of the.,l.T . nited
tateshlas proven: nearly . 'as . beneffeial to
. -i •
as s to ourselves.• The extension
of Our - possessions 'On
,the continent . of 'Amer-.
,ica, from' the purchase' of Louisiana' to the .
present Imoinent--;--art extension which has
' . !Yieen ticeoinPlisliA4hatever.may be said to
the COntraryl 'upon Pure principles of honor
7 hiiti.l6tlC - e.,—Liba in the very:same 'degree. ex
tended Britigh cemm i e rce and, manufaetnres..
'thiiii . &, , :li not ' lessed 1 ith a poetic imagjnation
• 1 .. 1 look forw.(l,. with confident, hope 'to-the'
' • Ility,Witeri.tl e Engli. :language, •whiehis the
• language of 1 liristia ,' eirTl . and -political free
dom, will be the' latf(lruage 'of the larger pot-.
. - *. tion of 'the hatitableTglote.' NO people speak-
Ling this language cacti everbecome - the Willing
- instruments bf ilespotie poWer. These great re,.
"suits, in the! detirly •iSf the. future, are to be
' ' l peacefully..AC:ceroplishedby the energy; enter;,
• • prisec.iiiditidomitabbi perseverance of tire Brit;
ish and American races. I do not confine my;
self to thelinglo-SaXen. iiiee, alone, beCause a.
:large, rez.. - peritatile, aid useful 'portion of the
° population Of my., oWn country have sprung
` - - from thelriih,the , Cerrnan,and 'other European
stocks. Tam myself, whatever' may be my
merits or roy _
aults,lthe son Of tin natiKe-born
Irishman, and I.ain,proud'of my dscent.—
' With sour indubvelit I patiellec, I shall advert
..te:oue other topic hefore I take nay seat. I
••• •.. cannot Stif l re p r'this ot'casionAo pass - without
_ expressing ruy grafi ication kith her Majesty's
.:wise and .liberal declaration in favor` 'of neu
.tral tommetial ri his dining.. the-'existing
_.*tit. - itls ; orthy • f the -• civilization- of -the
nineteentril Cent - m.l,
_I and; worthy" ,of the,
'Vest constitutional. sovereign-! - Wlielias ever'
, ••sat. , upon the prond .. and ' poWertlit throne
• of. 2,o„ratit. • IBri till n.. • :The ti Me 'will I arrive
when - war again private- property- ..up,-
, au, the; OCeati will „ :entirely
all eiviliief nation , -as.' it has' :already been
' upon the lard, and when . ilie :gallant coniq
' •-. I : in:Anders-of the no, s! orthe. world will es:::
. . ...
- . teem •it as ,4yreat• disgrace to, rob '-a pence
• ' - ..ll,rinerehan-ivessel, upon : the seas as the gen
t =4l of an army WOild, no* do to, plunder the,
• - rivet° Louse .:of .41:1 . :;u.noffending ditio- 11 -71
- .. .
: • LOnd cheers. -I 1. - . ,• ,- ' i .11
zi jam' Nebraska '-about which we hear is'?
: znifeb eani t OSt diIICIASIOU just to); }s an' if i n ;
. ..perial 'tante!). it atent., :It embraces A
, the fantail- cede.d4hy France to the United
..' Siates,iwhiek yet. mains unorganized und4
State or Territorial government. it—lio
between Ati isao ' IP,wa; landXhluesota et.
the eat3t;itu d th e kr Mountains on th
meet: Jte-bounda t
-, is three thousand mil+
in length ; 4ts, a ''''fiver liandrad tbousanli
squre-rnil: , ; and It will farn, it tw stated.
wet .e Sta e. , , cac as litrge as Oltio. ii
liE watoggft. lORTHE
L B. CHASt SAT IN pAY;EDricins
Thursday, May 4, A 11854.
• For Goivroor,
' WILLIAt- BIGLER,
OP CLtAlitF 4 Iy.L.D COILNIV.
For Judge of !4,ltpreme\Coarf,
JEREMIAH S• BLACK,
or 13019R/ET CONLFII7.
ror Canal Coinmistioner,
HENRY A. MOTT,
ox rn:s COLINTrj
irif - We ire .updet• obligations to Hon.:
JAB. CotirEn, of U. S.l&nittr, Icon 'M.
PL , :rr,of Stati - .! seilate,.: r ttnd Passniore ant.Deo7
the Ifoittle; fork valuable public to ors.
jte - The Senate orkFriday last passv l tl the
House resolution for a final . adjourinnent,
with amendment s substituting the 9th for the
2ci - ofiNfay. The Hotiseuftcirward stru:ek out
the Ofh t and buierted the 4t .
lea that Gov: I "
GLER ns sign.
e(1 the ill tiro Wing for the salo of the; nain
line of the Puble, Works. •
, , ;--..-41.-0---------- ,:
. tar We I • Cain that , the -iLancaster liar
have invited ~Tudge• 'JEssuv to . take a 'plice•
on the pencil of that . l)istrict r . and ar , urg
ing 014ernor ritoLin,te uppoilit. him 011. the
electionneeill, t - xibich time they Ingree
to eleefiltim:' They Ca'tt get no' Imilyer :)t*
their-tr to. accept. the place; prac tee in,
that ottntybcing thindt better than th e sala
ry of i ludge: li. ;,
• Welhave no doubt ;Governor 13tot.r;a wilt'
the Represeniative. of, 614 county • 4 1 1-
• . - •1- . ,
tanking that appointMent. • - • I; i , -
.1 0, Pooi Whigs!„
_,The Lancaster tribune, Pittsburg Jo:Urnal,
and, other . prominent j whig journals are' call
ing upon Mr. PottoOcto vithdr4 from the.
field andlet tbein tate up.o.',Demociatlas an .
independent ' candithite for Governor;', We
think this decidOly tool, and 'wonder!:not a
little at it: -A'decet!respeet for themselves,
as!.well :is -f .l ortte: feelings ;of the man they
have put in nomination, ought to hav j e pre
vented such t l suggestion being made 4 The
.contest is tlu given f . ,np• at - the. outset With
Piit...OcK,.but\ say they, "we want sonieboly
to,h , :it BIGLEit.” . ' Well, noW, gentlemen,you
cannot find that man :in iiiis Conittionnealth,.,
for BIOPPn cannot be beati; .!o you mOy just
as. well save yourselvds front ftirther trouble,
and not exhibit " the,dark . :Fidc,of human na
titre' any furtherL I
„We. cafe not whorn ~you
put in.the fielti,.ThtiLan will be electeti by a
~. - ,
inajoray like that given "iQld Hickory" .in .
PoinsYlvania.': .. Now*eadyise you to keep
-10(4. an grin and hare li," amid trAht. Mr.
Pollock as f an honorable eland erve4 to • Ile
1. . .
located by a patty _that has 'voluntarily put
iiirn• in nomination. ; - 1 ' ...! 1 -li -
We are . willing Mr. PoLpocK should be
withdrawn and a renegade Don:ler:it taken
up in his.pliee, for then ,there *ould :,; be no
seul to DIGLEWS, majority. Thelimest rank
and file of the.'Whicrslcould tiler]. nottfaiL to
see the.want of sincerity. in their leaders,- 7
ivonitl naturally • lenongh become . dhigusted
with[ the whole 'scheme, and the most of them
who would notlvOte for - 131GLEn would stay
afhoinej 'and not ?vote at all. , ,
If the, Whigs Were;sincere in! theirp i reten
ded.flevcitionto principle, it 'strikes nl they
:would not be taking Up Some "squenkeDera
ocrotrLsome Mail whom the democrati par
ty would not Ortk of asking . the pcloile of
Pennsylvania to inpriort, and that tool after
;they have nonfinated, a man of their Oi po
litieol Rath, if ;indeed they" Can.be 'shpioosea
to Itave any faith:: i' ~ • ~ 4
1 ear #'llltre Prowp4cts. _ i
The present) perplexed 'Condition .
pean nations, sirs the Washington S'aitinel,
ma' be made l cMinently conducive to tte pc
curriary intOrc,VstS of our country, if !Wei shall
tie-Wise enough to, keep ourselves (reel from
their wars'and chtartglements. , A false step,
a rash more, may Wvolt43, us in `the Melee.—
It' then becarnesus to .l be prudent; Wary, cir-
Crinlispet. . With the [fights 1 - .)f . ne4trids ac
-1.--tio'fledged, ouriprodu,ce .wil I command ready
and l libigh prices; for, it will be needed to'feed
fitatintha of tijousands. We may also be-
cout~e the 'comirMn carriers of the world. - In
. addition to thiS,Twhile the nations of Europe
arelveakeiring i lthemselves' by their , wars, we
shall advance I)steadily in - ( growth, develop:l
Tent ; and' power: The only .two dangers .to
guahl against ',re the "extension o any Euro
'pearl !alliance teiltlis.coutinent,... so as to con:
trol land fetter iis, „and the unjust eUtOrcemi.nt
against us on the high seas Of. what - is called
the right of search:;'. Should either or .*.ll
Of these ibin i gs es
Ocelot r, then it do' not require
a Prk,phei, or the ,iibi:i of a ; prophet; to foretell
ttiati l War l Will_ be inevitable; nor Will it , be
diffritult,to nartie gib powers with which we
wouid tie embrOiled: - I'. ' '
• , The, Freshe I
If veillbe seen bireferene,9 to the ilows.in-
Anotbar colutian 14elstAiirtai have pisc,
duce& such a. fresh as. to, seriously *pair
raillfoaa travelling.) Great (14mage .been
;till!.___ 7 .... Ig.p. ~.i . ,..,..1,w.".
dcon the N. Y. 'S: E. Itailroadiin co nence
of l !which we' hare not received 4our mail
sup Plies regularly. ' Ak. Stairway stalit,about
eight nult. west of Po Jerrie,'n,tt N. Y.
dil E.,'a portion of theitraci and embanhlnent
wer'ef waelied - aw;sylin o the Deleware river.
Nine men,'employed in repairing ihe track
ati thiS point were' alsd carried into; the IriVer
with it, and all; sire +to, Were iiroivned:
'Ar The New Yet Courin" says.: ." We
Lave iin our power s tate that,lslr;,.Buenitt
-An ' received offmi avAtut:ances.froto,,Eng
laud, no , attempt iwill be made to enforce'
nny elaitn to the sernees of Buel!' of her sub
',feete its have bezOnie natnraliFed .citizens '
the Lnited states." ' . .: ~- ,
asbeen read ousoo
h d • if
itei)*tatires to abolish, the _B oat el of Ca
• HARRIBMIRO, April 21:.
PitA.n *rote you a ‘A.ek ago to
nigl4,'. and tlieti told you that I prolArbly
not - Writey'eti again before the close of
the gession:bUti happen. to Marc a little Isis-
• •, .
ure evening, -.—our weeks work being
clvei; By the.W.tv, did you-aet my last let
ter IA- time; The mails were blocked up
with Stiow betWeeu' here and
. r .. •
two:whole days.. _ Whether .the - letter' got
rtheail of the atoint is a question. .
Tie lIouSe: has finally agreed on a day of
adjotirtnnent,t,a week from 'next Tuesday,-=--
but' l 'We have had bad luck with the' ApproL
Priation . bill,. and I learn to=night that it is
dotbtfulwhethe'r the Senate ,will concur With
our ;illesolution.' , . 'lt looks as though we
t shotild not bd able to get the Bill through
both Branch& by that time, in. Which event
.. . ,
I suppose vv6'Shall have
. to stay longer. We
" ass that qr " the wheels 'of government
i 1 . .
mnst stop, of course.. - - - .
We , the Bill, for the sale
of the Maine :i.iti . e. through both -branches. I
• i 5
had the ple.asure of signing it Thursday night
ittst!ariii it is tow in the hands 'of the Gor
enter, whorl signature, it .will certainly 're-.
ceiVe. .The..prie'fiXed below'Which no bids.
shalt be entertained; is ten millions ofdollars,
two billions Of,Whiclt must be: paid in ninety
klays; 'froth aceeptance: I Was informo- by
the President 4 the PerinsylVania Railroad .
'company yeilterday. that they would take it
.1 . . ;
at that price withi aii - extension of time for
thel first payMent, alreduction'of the interest
on. the ;
balani.e• to five per cent. and aJelease
of tbe tonagOtaX . op 'their • road included.- 7
M)1 notion. is that ‘ it; will be taken by that
.t.hese reservations, and
ten : Vial be wiped Out ten millions of .our
SO+ debt, With' the most prolific source 'of
its 'Creation. 1 I ain S l ure that a short-of rejoic
ing, ong. and lend, tvill go\ up, from the tax.
payers of tili Cloinntonwealth When such a
result - shall . Ifinally be ' accomplished. The
- -I ,
!public workslought to be, must and 'shall be'
.Sold,' and thel State, broken down and grown
oldlainder the etiormens load' they have im-
posed, will tben: be • irejuvevated in all Leten-
ergies and strength. I wish every tax payer
in the Countionwealth - could have heard .the
speeeh of ill& eloquent COOK - of. AVestmore
laud (he introd need the Bill) in concluding
the: lonr , amt s.tortny "discussion in the no.use.
Ile Opened the debate and closed it, and-con-.
eluded his hist;speeeli With these words.—
"r tell !ion gentlemen - of the. , opposition, in
thiS Ilot*, that the
d ie cast: Thii 0u , ...-
tionean no l . .onger be evaded—can not again
be Crushed ;doivii: ;The.. peoPle demand a .
a sale,- , -- - -froni evert hill side and every valley
comes' th. 3 miiverml.shout of demand, and by
thiS throu'gh this Legislature, or
oveithis Legrslature, this. Bill will pass.t---
It has passed by and through it,—the people
will not have ft : over it ! •
The Senate has.been liusy several ilays iii
attempting to disposelof the •:' Erie Railroad
trobbles." . 'i'we bills have beendefeated,and
it looks much like beiiim obliged to adjourn
. without a diiposal of the Road--:-I
hoir such ,1411 not be pie ' •
The Bill 'reolcranizing the School system
is'final passte in!the IIonse:: «e s~iall
react and pass it, the first thing when the Ap
propriation 3ill shalllbe finally disposed of
and 'sent tb theigenate, ,
It is a capital Bill,
midi' have no doubt Will mect'.general
faction. lt i .is opposed strongly by, Some
members, pimeipally from the German Dis
trits.i.iviier44 thi.7 ha 4 not been so Partial to
system of free schools as to schools suppor-'
t:€4l !entirely by themselves. They will comeinto r , the system; after. .if !it shall once
beetane establish i
- The Bill giving to ;Justices of
final jurisdiction in .p;etty criminal caSes,. in
whiCh many of your poople felt a deep inter
est, has gone dwn. It is lying ; on second
reading, but it is so Alisatled, .that its friends
see no use n attempting its final passage:—
More than one half inf. the counties were
stinck out. of the ammitnent in Committee
of the-Whole, besideiheincrso mutilated oth
erwise as to datroy its efficiency. There is
sucit an utter aversion to change, among the
Getman Districts of the State specially, that
it is nest to intpossibie to get any such inno-
vation thrciugli, save; years of agitation and
trial. They alledge,itoo, that their Justices
of the, Peate are not 'competent to - be'' intrus
tediwith such Idiscretion and Power. There
tuaY be great conclusiveness in the last are
ment now; for lustic#, have little, to do, and
are'tlierefore not selected with the care that
they. would be, under such a system,and,when
elekted, dq not take the pains to prepare them. :
selt-esthat they otherwise Would. Such a
system ItOwever will sometime prevail in
Frenniylvania„and then will the people won
(lei, why they kver submi ted so long without
it. - . 1 r ,
I "'have feceilved wverill letters, and quite a
nuinber of petitions ; urging me "to pass a
Bill for the erketion-of a county poor house,
similar in.its_provisions to the Bill pm---ced for
Wepte county,. in 185 Q", I, have exatni• - •t1
that Act and must - say ;that`. do not feel us-
tified in passing such a one for our con ty,,,
Without the snbjecti l being more thorou ly
agitated and explressed upqn than it has en
bir' our people 4 It' , . certainly is alaiid. ble
purpose, and !one that. has, my syrnpat ies,
but our Peoplk., are taxed to an enormous' to
now, and .I mtteli d'oubt that they wouldt b
mit to the borrowing of several thousand ol
lars, on the erect' it of the county, as they wquld
be', obliged tip do under . such ,a Bill. ' he
county is r runtrAnglargely in debt for thee ec
tiOn of c(sl,int!,; , buil;rings, and I hardly think
our Commissioners would like to plight !the
faith of the county !further just at this ti'me,
of that our'SoPle would like to. hate - them
dd -so. At a4y rate, I cannot take the i ilk
sponsibility or passing such an
some general i ,exPtikasion from our;citizens, on
the,au*ct. ~ ;1 1 ~.
I. :The rarer is,' noW; in the finest rafting order.
NOt lantimetelumz. as usual has gone down
this s.eatt,*. lit is' bringing high price/kin
Otis mar et .4.und6rstand.
Queei'timeit *h - Last .week ,I. wrote you
; amidst a ternbleltorua of snow,--this eve
ng I write tvlllie . a
,test i4rifile - the,tkr
stoiin is tirilne.down upon w. = I'll Bring
the tie*t: lett& txi!self. i
Mmenr# OpVtiaxoit.—Will those Whig
journals, say* tho York (Pa) !Grdzelle, which
have 'shouted. so liimaaly aver
. a .vietory in:oo4-
the Whig eatallaate for: Governor, - has 'Mort;
majority against liim than he received Co.!
The majority,latiainst him 15ti2,245 ! He re
ceivea 19,405 t v'o r tes. All other candidates,
this Cleefed Cover-
nor, by . the ' ature
• ! ! •
, below a- oommuuication
front the bo4rd Of Canal!Commrssioners to the
lioase . of RepresentatiYeS, rged
upon the, hoard ,:that they, 1)) 1 a "monstrous
• ;I •
abuse of poWer,llhad conspired to defeat., tbe
sale of the MaittlLine; tpy reMicing the tolls
sojlow, before - the Bill became a law, that no
company weuliLpurch* it-the Bill pros id
ing the purchaSing coinp:tity should ','ltever
charge highir tells thati are now charged,.
'nos is . a most serious hecusation, and thedeli
fen - ee of thA3Oard. is entitled to a careful lie
rttitl, and tlielallest
CANA . PcONIISSIC!NERS ' OFFICE,
• lfarri'sbur , o , April 24 . , 1854:
Speaker of [tense tit, Rep-,
• ..;Sir :—.A.srtt liters have been put afloat in rela
tion to a , reduetfott of tolls, which, if - left un
centradictetkinight liO•e the effect to depre
ciate the 'value' 61 the niniti line. if the bill
for the sale beointe a law,. the Board
de,em.it,duct!te Legislature to plai.,e be
foreit a true, statement of the.ease.
lon the •143t1t 4f. l .llarch last a toll sheet was ,
fixed on thrOugh freights carried lw the l'ettn
sylVattia Railroad COMPany over the .1)Itiln-,
tielphia an& COltintbia Railroad, and RS own
roLtd betweenl?ltiladelPhia Johnstown. -
Tie. company 'cOmplained that .the ,rates as
effinpared Withlthose -?paid over 'the 'w}tole .
utrlin line by Other tiatisp . orters, - ' , were ,Unjust
and excesSiVe.}: . nee that time a corre4minl
'nee, has been ! pt up : int the sult}tet bet w eel]
the Beard and . flee Cempany, 'the . result of
which! was,,Ata( the Beard became. convinced
tltat a reductiOn:in.favqr of the Ctmtpany was
-donanded by itlie prineiples of justiee.r. , Ac
cordingly, oni,S,ttturday last, :a reduction of
two cents per Ilpoo pottnds on first. class, and
of five cent on 'fourth •:clas.s freight, carried .
by the Collin: 0$! over the Columbia Railroad,
• W I and front, theipointsaboVe designate 4, was
agreed upon, tOltake eKct upon the first of
May. • .
•j. he Board, in fixingi that time, werei satis
fied that hill for thi:. Sale of the mainline
would. be officially ,disposetiof by' the If,xecti
tiVe; before tlie iesolutton went into
Biit should itaviliitto. arise to postpone the en
actinent of the, law to it later . period, the res
olution is.sti guitrde4 is , to place its . repeal
within the. tower of the Boat d at anyii time.
The case - then"stands thus: If the '14;11,-1,e
ecunes a las "before the Ist of May,..to, reso
itions cannot be binding on the cot:hp:My
pin-chest tig, : if iti conflicts with the. pro) istons
of the law. The,LegiSlature Ina' rest Itismir
ed..tbat thel.36:i!rd have not done, nor Will not
de:any act :'\11111...h may - remotely affebt the
sttle of the Works, aiiti that i -shoula! the ;enter-
g oiloy ariE ! e,' t4gr, rm.olution will be suspended.
' conclUsion, the Board must be allowed
to indulge in the, expre.ssion of their sUrprise
that any one should -believe that they N'otild
r4: , rt to. such, an expedient to Prejudiee the
-544. ' when it i : iknotrri! to every Member, of
the Legislature; Who. thought proper to ask
their opinion that a majority of the Board
vored the theasnre. '
14• I iquor lit'l6solutiorts. .1:
Stri4nt,ifrrout the committee. of eonfer..-
enite . on the subject of , :tltedifferencesbetwma
the two botiseslon the j)foliibi tory liquor quei
ti4n made . it report, stihmiiting , the .. &Inc.:Lion
teA vote of the -people at the next „general
election, which after discussion, was p!0!.4-rron:.
4 for the lire-Sent. The . report• is as follows :
The comtnitiet apppinted by the Sunateon
t 6 - points:, - of difference between the two
neusui, in)-elation to. bill:No. 142, , On "the
tiles of the lleitse, entitled "Att act for the
sappreisiott ofithe manufaetirre and sale .of 11 7
tOkicatinm liqUors as # beverage,7 report that
-they met a similar committee oil the part of.
tlt Tiouse,Yand the committees 'hare Agreed
tc;;recounnend to their respective ITiniSes the
following bill As .a substitute fo,r theidlonse
trill :ind tht Senate ainendments:
tWitzau.i.i,ln. a. free. (jOiannonivealtli, all.
la vs to . _ be ibftfcient should have the aPproba
ti;n and sanc tion of the peOple,. raid no ,law
-be ; passed replignant to their Wishes, and none
censtitutionat : in ! its yproviSions be withheld
*hick a majelitv of them may . •
.And whereas; It inippisible to obtain. a
certain indication of popular sentiment in
lation to n.iptehibitoty liquor .lawi • by. pea
tims and remonstrances; therefore,
Sze. 1. it 00dd - by the Senate and
Abuse .e . „.* resentatires:iof the Ommon-
Wealth of .t?znsijleania, in;VeneralAiisenzbly,
hereby enacted by the aittlibrity .
orthe mule , lirhat the qualified votersof
t - ,oinnionW4tilth - are hereby!l anthorizedi-st. the
place for hol mg tlgenera
elections in tl tr
respective Wards, borough.s! and . ,townshiv., on
the seeond:Tuesday of Octbber nett, .to vote
'ter and encrust a kW which shall entirely
pyohibit, by proper and constitutionatiegula
lipns and perialties, , the manufaetttre :tad sale
or intoxicating liquers,•except- for medicinal,-
- SacramentA mechanical, and nitistleal„ pup:-
pews. ' , 1 t ?... • ' •
SEc. :2. ;That the officers authoriZed by
lriw toltoldelectioni. in each ward; borough
and townsliip of this' commonwealth-, are
hereby-directed and requited, :at. the. places
:fixed by lair in the Several,- districts •;for: the
_lieldipg i ef the general - eledtions-, in said dis-:
tricti, on second. Tneslay Oetoer next,
*hen they )shall be ,organized as An election
'lioa - 14, to receive from each qualified Toter of
'the sin dtr;ttict, a ticket Written or .;printed
on the prohibitory liquor law.," and
;the.ticicet iii i.vor of the proposed.laW shall
eontain on4he inade the words, "ford a pro- ,
;those • oppesed• • to
the prop d Wall ‘letaiti:in. Lthe inside
the words," against a proliiiitP r y li q uor la w; ",
'Width vo*.shall be courtied:.:rld retilrned to
the. court lionse of iihe • cOuntiescity :
Which the‘aid - eleetion..shall on / th e
.following*riday, by .the rititt j udges„. who
shall cast ;tip and certify all the. Von* .pot.d
in said c ounty or= city,. to the: oflice:. of. the!
Secietary,Fof the Common Barris
burg, dir*ted era trans fitted, in \ the- same
manner a$ the vote. for anvcriiprare: ioquir
ed-tote.directed and transmitted; tini.l the
said Seertary *all, on. ,the third
..Fiiday : of
January next ensuing ; ceintnuniCate 'the said
returns W the Legislature, to be.•opened.. mid
Countedin &cisme : manner 0 the Vptes- for'
rlivernortire , opened and counted, and eon
stdered 0 the trayertif the voters of this Coin
inonwealth relative•Aci• a prohibitory. liquor law.
- Sze. 31 Tbat alrg.lection lairs of- the' State
•prescribmg., the hour 6 r,-4- jen i n n• . i v a
anlos i t i_ •
the polls,the reception ot
tuent fot4illegal voting, the defraymg - t te ex
• . • _
'Mos. IL Foncirni.
lair The gags. kaktured
im-tbeltevolution. to the
g po.-W..Vark Ther.ll
I}llies viers Resonted ,to,Generaf Waalkingion
Itbe highe4t, mirk of - *Opt; witigh could
peti:+ of publication.andlioldir4 th e gen 'er,
al .elejtions, and return of the .Bind
other - iiratiers ineidCut thereto',`ht), and;-,ite.
saiiicl 'are declaro. applicable to the election
nbovii,authorized. - , •
Sd 4. That: it shill ; be the duty of :the
sheriffs of the soteretcouti tioi Of this Conintint
wealth, to itisie - Oit copy of this'l.tetlin the prbc
lunation for the, general eleetion4 to; be held
on .the second "rtiez.lav of,Oetober next.
AV" . We' extract the following! very truth-•
ful sketch of " Ale in :Washington," from - the
Washino - ton correspondence of the :POniyl-
• tan: b. - 1
—.- l i - . '
i_. 1• -
` i I.IIFE IN: WASH111101'0N.: ' • .
. Before 1 carne to this tund=gentlrating, (last
be-clouded, felier-and-agne .caOtol, in, the
height of my ignorance, I -regar i ded l our M.
o.'s its very, large and, healthy . speciiAtiS of
Irea jury vamptres—as occupying a. sort', of _
net tkal ground; : or comproinise !line, if you
cho4ee to call it, between the botch of trust
and Ote 'down-iiight switallnig, kentry,; and,.
therclore, beyond the reach of Hip myrmidens
of the - law, althhughnot bevoml the reach of
those:Brutes.es Of the shingle site 4)apeni of
the interior, who so successfully stir up the
"soiereigns" of the:rural diStricis on all the
(treat-issues of the day.' "Eight dollars a day," .
we to ex i ciann, (that is, edttorially,) " a
snug stun in tllse shape of mileag4--the frank-.
ingprivile,ge-Hittle stealings, ii i the shape of .
stationerv—the run of the Secretaries' horses
and .tables-an occasional- dinner at Ithe.
White Ilouseoysters and eltampanne I for
thelucre askipg--,and for What r.,, And then
we ironed anSwer in a strain of pa!rietie irpny
a--(tor editors ;Mil parsons never permit euf-, '
shiers to misw4 their own queStMns)—" Why,
for Sit tingin their seats just three hours and
a half per diem - , and, as if that law was Itoo
touch, g, .for eagerly Seizing, on ev4..ry .Silly .pre
text to obtain one nettS two "holidays :each
. ' - I Ix is a mark of a - sound, if. riot of a great
TA when in:error, to own up. The . illus-•
limns Clay, alier'having spayed fruit') the
great republican fold, in.his'asst da,vs ietrac
01.1iis s ; e p . s, and .we have every reason to infer
that. he died_ in the true Democratic faith;
Anil, co ming down several pe . , - E s i:s! lower, :/why
shotild not . 1, • tend my brotitt-r - ;unitS- of this
ble;sed Uniou+when conviction is forced up
on a s —hon'esily acknowledge t. at our mem
ber 4 of Congre•-;s ;ire a well abusiNl set of mew,
.and . ; are miseral , ly paid for their'.. political ser- -
viols and pecuniary sacrifices? ',As dealing in
genil - alities carries about Voi In Olt weight' as
dealing in inAaphors, I shall piek out a .ease
at '';': - tudoni, ashn average sample,' and front
thejremisylvania delegation, ias I am ; most
farniliar with the public and piavate acts of
thatturtly . band of eight-dollarsTer diem
lolgs - --over whose movemeutS- 1. watch with
thel tender solicitude of - a S.iiint i Sac - age,
Christia'n; Deutoerat, a I
nd Philtopher. But
to Ole ease; mid as I want it irepressednpon 1
the - iithills of grumbling coriqi t uences,i Alm '
dig)tity of a new paragraph is - i, imperatively
There's iny..0,1 friend, Col. 'S,traub, of the
Schuylkill - district-,-and a Mote- ;Mtivt, 'ar
deliti'ariti eflieient - democrat never animated.
the! raiik and tile to opr)ose the rominoni cue
tnyioti Peitify...ratic Principles.•ll.l..-t ,us I take
h4.icakei—and it is no 'unJoinniOu oue 7 -- - and
se . e.what Ire dt‘es for his -eight dollars a[ day.
Oni?ui a.,•eraf_., , e, he receives every day thirty
long Shia , ,' k i,istles from hi: - clol:%tituclits.—
These letters must all be answered promptiv, - .
and theroines'ts contained in the same.' par-.
tialV if not fully attended to. Pile man asks
thel,..Colonel (remember, all the (public %build
ings in' Washilif-ton are something less I i11:111
tw miles apaK.) to call at the ile..-nsioli Offi,, l e
and hunt up alrinherited elaiiti,- as his father
.:bled, - . dithl, and 1:0 lon .:the'l-cohl
- frrouud, Anew). the revoltitionnry:s.truiggle.
. wrge3 aLi ..1 desires t 1 . 1:11. Sitn pei race
of (I . son nr . ty be appointed to t West )(lint
Corm',..t sh 1 ii. *An Ottte r wants- sjim, -,.....i.4....a
Whig postmagter turned out Of office,Zand
the 'writer subStituted in hie plr....ce - . At they,
diii res. two applications for pa'tent rights. to
-beturade ' and he is a poor mani the ciiht dol
ha's per diem 4;preseutative tight - pay th.;..i fees.
A Volitie dame, prohablv.in the Mahon;. .re-
.• - 1 . ,
nitill states , hat she has been. safelV delivered
of three chil ren,at one birth, iand - that she is
informe'd that tier reprentatie IS hand-in
glOve with the, I're. at pe White
'''muse every day 7 --to say nothing - of ii 'sofa
, beai in the east room on wet nights. I "Would
Cole Straub l)4 so 'kind as 14 use . his:well
known-influence with the. GeriSrabto secure a
1 pens'ion for one - who-has *shown such a patri
otic' desire to have a r i big
show; for the census
, oft 860." i •
-- ' -
fflie corm spbadefice disposed of,- hundreds
. midi hundveds ,of public :doeuments . _ mist . be
deSpatched to: hungry *coristi,tuents, or else
'rbinbling both loud. -and - deep.' Then 'the
lala t irs of the . Oommitto room, Which are fre-
miently of 4 protracted and arduous charac
ter.: Then three hours - and it:half chained to
•'"• • •
.T4ur seat; watching like aseati, lest some awk-.
ward or maliCious booby frond a neighboring
State should tread on .the corns tit roar eon
.stititents. Ncir . is'. this all. lMembers are
w-eekly „visitcid• by some ofl their constitu
entiL. These *isitors_mtist be trotted :about
public" great .national
daubs in the •rotunila. must bei pointed out 'to
the; r. astiinighd pains • must be,
taken to. fill themlnp with oYster; and liquo
ti''Correspond—Land finally, they : must be/Cs
eiited to the 'railroad deliot -andodepositedin
the, ears in a state-of awfull4wilderment. •
As a general rule the pay Of a' meniber of
Orotigreiis 'do6 . not cover ems' rises:.
Ifni, in a very; large majority of dseA, -to sup
ppt, his faniii!ir at home, while/lila expenses
are rt.ining- . Up -here; and 'Washington . ex
ii`pases are:cf. the most peeket.:alartning Char
acter. - Rooni; . rent is, higiq house rent 'is
fttiful I . and , as 'for•the: / fiShil-mable- landlord,
riot some remarkable interind process.' they
461ze your .pile" andAargelaccordinmlv.: •
. ; ! The Infurreetiola in 4 11exic0...,:
I'd The followhig7impirtant dispateh is: from
.:T l ew: orl hans,.dated- TilesdaYt.- Apn I 25 th
The steamship,Texis, froM. Very. Crui, has
if rriv e d at thia port,biinging _dates from the
qi ty. of Mexico to- the l Bth . tast... : I . N . .!
:i A'great eii,,:cragemeat:\haditaken . 'place be-.
(weep/Santa Anna and -A'lv:U.ez,in which the
I. tier was routed: The:victOry: of Santa An
il. ;Was telebnited at the,caOtal.with great
ie)oicing. Ageneml ilhimivation;tok place.
Other: acedunts state. that jthe victory . is a
Odic:Aqua exaggeration. . 1: . !!,-, .!! ~!- N
11- It is reportWthat fifty-One perWuS, receltt
.i v. a rrestcxl. itx the schooner. Arata,',. Ifeer : San '
fllas,lfor lanOng without palaportk; had been ,
harried .' heavily Chained*, to the capital.,-- i
Arnong the prisendis were twenty nativeArrier-.
5-ans, twelve adopted citizenly, and four., !Dig;
flishsoem , : :i! : '. • -,'• :4. ~ 1 ~
! The' nrk Grapeshot:is stajberew this city.
, 1 1e__r deitilkatiini is:a! mystery;.,,i : !.! -.r -• -' :
I The steams kip Empire City. ,Icailis, liere!to
pierrow for lia , ia.lind Nevi . York. .!.-
The Blacki,,.Waniiyr, -for ; 'the-, same . : ports„
sailed froin Mobile tiAi l y„ .1'... ~.
i The 'Arabileainewsi w.laxe4eisreil here .at 4'
!O!cloili thili,:afternoon. •
Mr. GrOClisr . aad a 111_ . artitern it ep - tib
. 1. • Llic.' . . - 1 - -•' 1 ..
. : Mr. - GreeleY isof late-devoting the coluMaS
of Tiibitrie to speculations upon the value
of the, Uhion. l , -- H - I -I - • - -.- - ''''
lied - s not openly advocate the 0636;
lution o the I - UniOn, but commences , 'witho...
lengarg, men& to !satisfy the people thatrthe
.North ain - dd *Mout the Southll that 1 -the
North has twice the , poPulation, wealthy,-skill,
enterpri+ ) iuiusfrv,; and Military 1 ,ra. .of
the South; and that a seperation , of tie two
seething iwould -iaene.ilainage to 'the North.
The next, step vre;:suppoSe will be, 'to satisfy
I - i .! • 1 ,
us that 1 neasiion is deairable, I and Weald
greatly beneflt Northern; ;interests.' l• Thuathe
treacherous. Poison is to be gradually and eun
et dniiiiistered, -until
. the Northern Mind
is thorone ilttim b uedb.with its baleful itiflu-
~ fully Pr ,
enee,- and fulepared for Ihe v:ol,tintAry!, de,-
striiptiOii of .The •nOblo.fabric of repbblicanism
'and selligovernitient, Which - our fathers reared,
and ceutented with their'hlix.abi I- -. ',
' But do ncitlfropose to treat with nicl
SerOUS t WSS thins retiOwecrlittempt 'to
encourage enmity (between the• North and, the
South; !and '.cultivate - throughout the land
a slight' regard .for the Union. - - There is - ,,t00
nuidli good - sense and patriotism iii the hind
to permit suet dangerous cotinsela, to.pretrail.
Abolitionists, and their ambitious leaders
would doubtless be .Willing to see the. cenfed
eracy dts...solved, and a No - rtiiern republic !for
med over Which' they Would hope : te; : rule. in
triumph. And, from the course - pursued! by
the 2'riftuneltithcirto, iv ; Can hardly' be tionlit
ed: that Ii ts principal editor . and. piJoprietor is
among the number • 1 provided himself, 'and
his particular friends, could win all the glory.
and profit. • ! , . - - • 1 - - ,
SeWard, Greeley, Theodorn.Parker, Garri
son, Giddings Gerrit SMith, and it fetv other
Men of boundless ,ambition, : and 1. easy :Con
' sciences, appear -to . have become convinced
that unless the .present cenfederael is destroy
ed, and; new' mitional boundaries, r.is well --as .
new - political parties formed, they Can never
gain,the political ase• elideney,.and the
stations! to Which they aspire. -. i .
If the Union was- dis Solved, «"M. 11. Sew
ard might Possibly become, President of I,the
. northern Republic, ' and Mr,
.9•iddligs . ' ' Vice
President. Afister such an admimstration
Mr. GreeleV , ,inust of course - - be. Se c retary, of
State. Taking the files of . the T'i i -ibune', 'for
the • laSt.five ye:xis ) and!..the- principles it. ihas
-1 advocated a - ' - - ilelice,f . - We may conjectures
I what, Wouldbe. - the, racte'r of the cabinetj
and C0u . , , r, , e4,:5, and.the :nature of the - policy,
under she'll a GreelY-free-soil northen republic.
-• Fredrick - Aionglass. should be -Secretary of
the Interior; I.lv is one
,f Mi. Greeley's pets. ,
The Rev.. Theodore Parker should be Secretary
of War; Mr! Sumner,
.Secretary of the Treasu
Chief of the: armYl . ; , Congress should tecOm s
posed of political Clergymen and strtlig minded
- womem The present Constitution would! of.
course he itholished and. the ." higher law"
I substituted ; and; lest different interpretations
of that 'law should Create disturbance, a cairn
ell- of state-ilionlif be' organized to . expound
it, and settle all questions 'in •• regard to .1 its
Meaning. , - :•Win.l-Lloyd, Garrison, 'Rev. An,
tionette BrOWn and Mrs. S. would inakeprop-
- a menibers of this council, in theestimation''
of Mr.. ;Greeley: !' • -•.-- •t - -I - -1 ....
..The iNt:NSi It.'or,irHernicl would be suppres
sed at once; audits subscription list transfer
,red to the 2'rittiii,te. Instead of expensive and
noisy - political campaigns, and sttinip qfeeeir
es, justl on the eve of a ,general election, •Mr.
Greeley *Old pass through the country, arid ,
at all linportant points.; deliver, in his remar
kably !graceful 'aid eloquent manner, Ithe
printed lecture that settles so clearly aueon
cliisii-ely all ipieStions of month- • and poliCY
that could possibly arise in 'the new republic.
.. The le4ture read in a I sufficient mimber of'
places,lthe'peOple - Would have nothing to I do
but subscribe to ; the Tribune, and 'vote
tridtet. `r . Both sexes would' votes - of 'course ;:
and one negio's, vote ivould..ebunt the . sonic '
'as the 'otei,of tWo naturalized citizens ! IWO
the .. . a
1 , ..
1 follow Sentiments of the Trz que r t .
. The poliev . of the:new republic, under stick
an lidnii 111 si iatio'n ° ,. can !be predicted: friim 1 the
past teachings' of the- erratic genius of 'the
Tribtao. ~, •
.- _ /
All or to' reign ministers. would Leiiiiiiiez
diatef? -' recalled, and . 1
. diplomatic 1 relatio'ns
aholisfied ; 'it being the'declared - ,. opinion of
I .llr.'Gkeley that; they: are useless.. I A/tariff
would l beenacted.as high as the Chinele wall;
. and the." Ciiltivation of. flax" stimdlated 'by
"every ossible means. 'Mr. Gre,eley WIS evo- - -
tel 'columns to. that Snhjectalready: - ,The
Navy Would be : sold" out to( - . llusisia,' ' , Atli..
Greeter is oppesed to - .a Na. - vy And all wars
. nationl . (excePt the , sou thern . .4pnb- '
lie) for ani ; cause ,whate r Ver, would be .declar
-ed -.11 neon \titutional and unlawful. The gpv
-ernment n Ould !build' 'the' Pacifle, I Railroad
entirely at lts-oWnexpense ; 'mid. them divi
- ding i t ;jute ' sharr., - distribUte - ;the isharc4, to
the- Galphins, and. other faithful..liblic . - Ser . -
vants, upon. .tye kingle Condi tier' . that it. should
carry the Driblqsc free' of - postage.' !The Pub
lie lands wentd . bOdetiated in alternate ha
- sectionsjorrinftWay Slaves. :The- White far
mers i'oultl..buy The intermediate half section;2
and,"tlie anialgairtation of the . two iaceswould
,• : •
.be,eneOura,ged:by .initablelpountie l k . • : i .
/ 7 A new bureau' would be,COnstitiited - in 'the
/state departinerit Of the' ~e.oternitiCtif;` - entitled,
The - - ltiireau Of Spiritual' Munifesintions ; ' Over.
--whichi Mr 4 Greeley would- probably app,lint,,
JudgOEdriiondsto.prelide. .Under hia Charge,
our diplomatic relations' ith the sPirit'werld
would; dohbfless be intimate, and greatlyCon
d eel re fo:' the - public picSperity. - The Kan Sis
and Nebraska territories would bereServetllste
htinti4g- grounds. for.the Indian . s..... , ,New Mei- .
. and California: wonld_be restored to. Mei-i
.ico; oti, the, .grCintid.§; . I§t . .. .That thetWere'rfn-
justfraCcpured ; :and,.261 'That . ..all' anneiat. - - . '
floes, iwhet.her.hY. purchase or.. , :citheriise,. :are .
uncoitstittitiontil,atalliad policy. ll'hOlsland
of : Ctilia wcaild'he.conetided to England,l on.
the pladttion that slaiery should be abOlish
' ea, and the island covered - With . an - AfriCari
population, so las •tof .become' - itldancreiotis
neighborte the southern republic 4, An ialli
ance..Offelilive and tlefensiVe ,would.be.ferUied
with Me4co, haying: two, Objects in view t 'the
first,..to assist tl)e uort;?ierp republiCitity' aging
eternal war on The. iOtitittionS - of -Me south;
the 'second, to assist - Mexico irt.reseonqttering
Texas '!-L ~. .. ,;' ,
.. . .., I, -..i - . I --
- ... . .
' - -Frem the declared Opinions : of Mr. Greeley'
lietetefore, tve imaging° that the I:ab,oVel. a
pretty correct Outline of the'policy.that WOW.
prevail iii the rePubliO oftliq'tiortkwlt°ti the
Union is dissolVed, and the:north .uhrected:iii
the control of
,auti re l nt is
ituansm ' AllG s att theot4er nimunerab . e . J . ams
'that the .
rribane has heret.efere 'adVeCated.-
PittAti<j Post ' ~
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BiikioN;.WOiesday,:April 26, 1864
In the sajt ' af. Ma .E. Shaw agoM.44*e
WoNeste,r & ihoad ,C or ation . for, ipjres
received by :; an iceicloat a Oat! road, r ite
Airy to dity re.iidered aveidaitfor tho' amtiff
fixia4 tha damages at $15,000~—, I
'Juane() sTgAmtn:in. Tilt 0 10,
' 43 0 liiA'ILLEy Apia 4.1
, Tho' stearner7ribune ran into the, qtennier
JohnNoFadden t 41,,1ty miles belo)icherP
dAy, Od.' the rter Three , rives weiv
1 0 . 4 !• •
. 3 sPo' l- figiii,'
- • IS ASIIIISGT6I4" April ;26:. •
from the Library
committee, reported a bill! for : the purchu e
of Stuarts portraits of the 'first fiye•Pre - aident B
of the 1;0h:a States to. be plitee;(l- in the Pres.
tderitial-rnansion paned,: • -•
The Senate - then ; took up the Indian Ap.
propriation bill, - ..Tind tlisetniscd numerous
amendments: • •
lloust.—Mr. Houston, from the Commit.
tee oh Ways and means, reported the, tow.
oftichAppropriation bill. ;
Mr. Parker, from the Judiciary Committee,
reported a hill to regulate the salaries of
Judges of the United . States.-
The 'House; then 13ennett's
land.l;ill, equalize,granis of land,.,Mr.y.
nett noocate.d its passage •
Without disposing Of tlui,isubjec.. the:lion - 9A
went, into C'ormid ttee Of the 'Whole him the
Deficiency bill. • ; • -
‘ Mr. lieister,lof Pa., addressed the House in
opposition to pas - sage of the' Nebraska bill,
as a violation of the existing treaties.between
the United Statesand thel Indians, aid , also
as respecting, the Isilia.souri 'clompromilt,e. • -..
"WASII.INGTO:t, April 27.
SENATE. --, -The Scutt met at twelve o'clock
and was called to order. :
Several memorials and petitions were pre
sented. - • -
Among the meinoriali 'was one from fie
Governor And 'legislature! of- Mneatehaseits,
and' others,in favor of a system `of I.,Oacip
ocean postage.-:: • •.. 1
Senator Pratt of lifaryland, presentedla me,
mortal from the Mayor And common
, of. the .city, of4altimore; ashinggranta 'Oland
to aid in ; the eiection of reform schoolaforint
reviles:' • I • sl
. , 1
The bill incorpoiating .. _the,- National IHotel i
Co., of Washington, was on motion to en np,.
read a third time and paSsed. . *l l
, The Senate. then proceeded to the,, ' nsid
eratiotirn of the Indian .Appropriation bil. _ . - 1-
- Nuefous amiendments were propo , and
.HousE.—After the' usual oliening I(' ness,
the House resumed the consideration I 'of the
Motion to re-eomMit Mr. RennettTs Land bill,
equaliiing grants of land to the state, i for ln.
ternal improvements and educational Ipurpos• -
11ir. Ilisuey, of Ohio, inlan able speech, op',
josed theipassage of the bill.' .
He said.that-'amid all the strifes . 4.
"..that had been witnessed during theinst..olty,
::years, .the publiclauds hnd beta prepred in
tact; and it now remained for this
to signalize itself by departure froin all pre-',
-nuns and avowed principles, and introduce a ;
Systm which threatened,the entir
4ion of the:public lands. .• • !,; •
• . Withotit.disposing . thre bill, thei)louse;
. committee ',45E the .
ruthedthe,c:obsiderii*ii of the
kleficieney Writ' s '
Mr. Sinith, of Virniniardelivered an earnest!
! speech in favei of Nebraika. 4 ,, , ;.
• WAsniNgerr, -May 3, .A . /354.
SE's.arE.—The President skid ' before the
Senate an net passed by •tbe Legislature/of
Rhode Island, at its recent session, anntilling
the sentence passed upon. Governor - 1? ) orr,
The document was read. . ;1/
Numerous memorials relatiog ./ fol various
subjects were - presented. ' &rioter Slidell; of
,Louisiatia, submitted a reacilutiOn i ldirectiag
the Committee on Judiciary.kffiiirsite inquire,
into the expediency of authorizing the ,FPreii 4
dent of the_United State , to suspend "the new
tiality laws, should theA-I'm-be deeined"
visable during the recess Of Congress. ,
'The speaker pr seeded address. tbe
House at some length, showing; in ati elabo
rate speech, ,tI
_, e designs of ..Eagla,nit F and
France to secur /i e the appropriation 0. Cuba
to',themselves,,and urging thel necessity of
..Fivino• the /President some power to Connter-
act t4eir / movements, wheneverthe Same shall.
become/necessary. . Ft r.. ,
Ilotsc.—After the rending of the ISOurthi;
Mr,/Skelton, of Now Jersey, asked leave: of
die House to introduce - a:, hill for' the better
/ protection of lives and'propertyoti t e ersey
coast from-shipwreck. -• , 1 -;
Mr., Richardson, of Mink objected. t 9 ale
'same, as the .present weeklhad,binn set apart
the consideration of territorial btisinus.
The House then, on meticm, 'took' up the
bill for the. ceitstruction red& ii. New Mex
ico, which, after a: brief Consideration, isas
read a third Anne and pA4cd.
.Arival of the Arabia gat liestcin—.
- \ Further Favair,. Einrofise; "
' - " - 13osros:,`' Virednesdriv,. April 26,,'1854. "
' The steamship Arabia ;eachedialt dociat
East 1.30t0n at-4 o'clock this:afternoon, ma
kittg.the run front lialifax;in 29'1:airs. i
illere is but little
.new in ;661 English
journals additional tethe llalifak'diapateh.:
The - following is anicirt4 the latest tele
graphed from London to Liverpool..l: , i
The 'WAYS of the defeat of the. Greekinsur
gents near Janina is conftrined. l The Greek
commander, Gyivas, was retreatrig.l .
' The relations 'betweetusitia: and Rusin,
were-daily becoming more distant ' ". -
It'was thoug,ht that Atistrialuid .reposei
to Prussia a Germanic.ultimatum,demluiding .
the evacuation of the.DenehiaiiPpt r ir4ti,es
by Russia. - ', ; ..• - _
Advices front Odessa of , Aril o;We' that
Omer Pasha hai received t. instrieliims 'from
Constantinople to . ; undertake' 310 I important
Operations until the arrivatef the allied fel
• , The English and „Pritieh , declarations of
war were read to the' troops'at ' Katarit 6
Ihelith; and received With - reineadotra ,
Accounts from Varnato Aprin ,state that
the British sqadron i having landed the Tur.il
-ish troops, prOeeeded in the direbtion of tle
vastopol. /.'. , ' r ''', ";_ 1
A large number of the'Engliali, troops pt
Malta had sailed' in steamers for Constantino
. I; 1 '
dispatch from M a nt alof April 9 saiailla., 1
it was reported at Constantinople' that the
Russians had been driienatiess the D4nabe•
• Accounts fr:sm Copenhagen. state that the,
Danish Minister of :War had, resigned, an d_
.t h at the naval armaments. were. oil a larger
settle than neutrality seer* tit-reeitrire. '
The China kit. says that they do ist
tioulit the'necuraey •of the - 0 0emllg 'of t h' 3 :,
ports of Japan.- Th e aopinese officials stated
.:that all tla ports might rtt, enne-hecowi&, l "
ed open, for supplies , . of ;wood and ast e r,
Niftier, and fur refitting ; but that tilyearns,tat
'eldiise before any treatror priVile:gioef tri l°
'could come into opeiation.- ~ : I i
The Ltnielon . Tim es. neyik.;' ‘-`.We lear tbera
is neAoubt,of the fact E mperor a
Russiatilts seized the '
propertylOf Jar II ,S , 'Y'
mour,ei'British Etitilor at St Iret ers.
burg. • , - -
-The- Viennik correspcsitidnt-of ,' rite!, risa, _
'toys th at the 'rutin( ehele , that...thel 1n. ,:
Mustapha Pasha wakohltged to_evaelfai° , I.;
ppbroli a Avila theTialiirti of the, promised aki
f the : Anilf:tnenoh"froets-:--and adds,' ti at
Mc iiitaitittion of '•tlfe'Ttitltish ' Gene'Fia °'"'
t.affayed: ! len in. the Matter than :has Oat ' d
the.rtilies,,,-- e'' s. :;,-.::.. i- I : '' , ~ i
snopuuieatia to be eected i nt Eas•
'ton; hotkoi Gee,' Payter, , Otto of th e
Agnes of the Decimation , " of Indepeladeoce,