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' TtitmartaY, April 11, 1861.
Thelainrats - taet at 10 b'clock„ A. M., Mr.
PENNaFthille_Dhoty. • -
Prayer liftlie Rev. D. Gans - .
Taikfmthitt Of the ! Mortals of yesterday was
displeisied 'with:. -
*.plq!! /*1,51 ii74NDma cox=mmi
.111r. , YABDLEY, (Jadicary,) as committed, an
Aot to extend Paradise street in the borough - of
Tukbetvitie, Ncktlinnaberiand county, • _
Also, (sank) las .cemmitted, House bill No.
801, entitled!'haisupplement•to the Act relative
. courts, 'Union and Snyder counties.
Alsop (same,)' House bill No.
1088: entitled "anAbt to ttuthorize the burgess
and town council 'Of the borough of Tioga,
TiegOorkgtY,: to an additional tax."
Alsa,.(same,)! as committed, House bill No.
688, entitled Parr Act relative to assessors and
assAiikviietitslaithii city of Philadelphia."
4 4 , 00 -;( ¢ 4-ie,) with a negative recommenda
tion, louse bill No. 682 entitled "an Act for
for* EinFe'conyenient dispatch of public bus
intir'Ll:keen:lts of Philadelphia."
(itinie,) with a negative recommenda
tion, el. .Aot relating to appeals from justices
and aldermen..- •
lifi:-EINNEY,-(Finance,) with amendments,
House bill , No. 420, entitled "an Act to.provide
fox the ordinary expenses of government and
other general and specific appropriations.
AT,T y attdicianyi l as committed, an Act
relaff4l6 l -Waliti at 'alio ''oil in Northampton
cof,nitfi I .YI ,
AIsc A ISF4O,) with a negative recommenda
tion, House bill No. 717, entitled "a supple
rmeritifo anAtit •incorporate the borough of
New cOurnbus, LuSerue county.
AlSo, (iame,) with a. negative recommenda
tion, House bill No. 700, entitled "a supple
meta to'the Act incorporating the managers of
thenies'of the township of Germantown, and
changing the manner of electing managers of
the poor, and auditors."
ibo,' , ksaine,) as committed, House bill No.
616 3 entitled° an'Act•relative to the pay of ju
roi 114,4eutra and Clinton counties.
Shin, .(same,} as committed, House bill No.
820, entitled "an Act to vacate certain portions
of 7 1‘ipipSon street, in the city of Philadel-
iilsov.(iiine,), with a negative recommenda
tion House bill No. 4SB, entitled "an Act to
reek. intelligences office in this Common-
Aisoi (same,) as committed, House bill No.
817, entitled an' ct to authorize the Board of
Marls of tke Marietta and Maytown turn
plke-read-comiffitur,-to borrow money.
Mr. KETCH&M,I *,(same,), as committed, a
supplement to an Act to consolidate, revise and
airtigltirid./4Wa of this Commonwealth,
app,rov, arch 31, 1880: -
'Also; leanie,y as committed, an Act to author
ial Wales:novel of 'the dead-from the burying
gro&sibided_ to a society_ of_the tahnxel, _of
England, August,27, 1772, by Patterson and
Ler:mien, south east corner.of King and Second
streibi ituthe borough of Northumberland.
:,:(Sarne`„);as committed, an Act repealing
the- -of:April - 13thi -. 1858, repealing an Act
a , , .13ingzbonitniesioners .to , review and lay
aut,afit r ate road fr 93. Waynesburg in Greene'
count', ', to Benjamin Covets' in Fayette county,
and reVribigltbiAct of April 12, 1856.-
Also, (same,) with a negative recommenda
supplement=-to the • Act'to consolidate,
rovta-e end aknendtheTenal laws of this COM.-
Mbilwalill, aprkevef March .30, 1880. --
Also, (same,) as , committ4 ••House bill No.
1088 entitled *iii‘ ettp plentent to an Act approved
A a1tjt,,,1843, entitled - a -further supplement
tq ept,t4ineiorpOrate the district of South-
Also, same,) as committed, House bill No.
918, ent -Van Act to repeal an Act appro
printing 'Amin taxes towards the making of a
certain road in Jefferson county."
Also, (seme,)" as , committed, House bill No.
796, entitled =Act appropriating part of monies
arising fang fines and forfeitures in Schuylkill
eountyffillti .!i;:i•s, ,;"
Also, (=CO as coniinitted,.Hoise bill, No.
847, entitled..." an Act authorising the Chief
kat Aisdatiint. Burgesses and' Town Council of
the borough of Middletown, Dauphin county,
to, erecti-lOcri-up bongo in said borough."
Ilicilliiiithit4) as Cdminitted, House bill, No.
1.018; erititled'" a supplement to an Act. to in
cOrPorrite . the borough ; of Patterson, , Juniata
Mt HafILTON, (Corporationad h commit
ted, a'reppleinent to en Act to incorporate the
boraughtolEasten, Northampton county.
i firg 4 l ,
, aßeill'Oadsi) as committed, a' l
a embigt - to e ar Act to incorporate the Sen
ora and Third streets Passenger Railway corn-'
put* thrcityuf Philadelphia.
,(siiiiii,)`as cOmmitted, an Act to incor
porate the lieigtielionirig ',Valley Railroad com
Also,. (same,) es committed, House bill No.
746, , eaUtied " a firther supplement to an Act
to incorporate the Erie and Pittsburg Railroad
°W )Y." .
,:csanie,) as- committfti, House bill No.
784. entitled "a further supplement to an Act
to incorporate the Fayette° County Railroad
Jr. PARKER, (same,) as committed, House
bill -- No: - 842;" entitled "an Act relative to
'les of locations of railroads ill certain cases
bi 544441 3 9w1tY."
- oJ(sttaei) as, committed, House bill No.
787, eislitled , bian Act to extend the charter of
the, 'ett?Aiificii, Improvement and Railroad
otaiipithf 4 '
Also, (same,) as committed, an Act to incor
poratOlut )Na -Yard, Broad street and Fair
meinlttliiirwayicompany. ' - '
Mr. BLOOD, same,) as. committed, House
All No. 818, entitled "an Act to incorporate
the DelitWe:and SchuDitill Passenger Railway
_ Also, (same,) as committed, House bill, No.
859 ;entitled an Aot to incorporate the Nittany
VOW „allAisicli....ll4a Railroad company. _ ,
smeori, itiolitP,y , a§ committed, House - bill, No.
475, entitled an Act to incorporate the Mifflin
and.,o,mtromajenti Rail oad comPany.:
Also, (aam.e,) as committed, a supplement to
an Act td incorporate the Philadelphia and
Olney Rrilroaii company, approved April
Also;:(fie;) as committed, a supplement to
axi : Aet to incorporate the Schuylkill and Sus
quithsAna Railroad 'company, approved April 1,
11807. (mme,) - As committed, an Act incorpo
rating .tha Wyoming county Railroad company.
4.33017 ND, (Compare Bills,) presented a
Which was read and approved.
egult,(Finance, ) as committed, an Act
for. 411fl£4£ the suretits of Jacob M. Strick
ler, late oolleetor.of tolls at Columbia, Lams
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BILLS HEAD IN PLACA
Mr. LUSH read, in place an Apt conferring
upon Caroline glizabeth, Nate : and Nicholas W:
Hughes, minor cttildreA of .John litigh!m t B,l4 the
rights and privileges of children born m
Referred to the 'Committee . on the Judicini - y.
Mr. NICHOLS,a supplement to an Act' con- ,
solitlatinethe city oi•Philltdelphia. -
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. PARKER, a !supplement to an Act teau
thorize the Controller and City Treadurer ofthe
city of Philadelphia to audit and settle' the
military accounts of H. B. Yeag,er, late Brigtide
Inspector, approved December'6, 1860.
Referred to the Committee on the Militia?
System. , t
Mr. SMITH, a supplement to . = Lot to con
solidate, reviswand amend the penal laws of
this Commonwealth, approval:l.March 81,.1860.
Referred to tint,committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. PARKER, an. Act to inompOtate the.
Great Commit of Improved„order of Red Men Of
the State of Pennsylvania.
Referred to the Committee on Corporations.
Mr. FINNEY offeredthe following resolution:
Resolved, That the Committee on Finance be
instructed to consider and 'report, by bill or
otherwise, upon the appointment of, commis
sioners, whose duty it ; shall be to examine into.
the condition and necessities of the several
institutions of. the State to which ' , money his
been appropriated by the Legislature and, to
report to the next session of the Legislature as
to the propriety and necessity Of such appro
priations, and whether and ,to what extent,
the same should be continued. ,
, The resolution was twice read, considered
and agreed to., •
Mr. III'CLURE offered the following resolu-, •
tion, which was twice read
Resolved, That the Senate will hold a session
commencing at half• past seven o'clock thif;
evening, to consider the bill . providingfer the
proper defence of the State.' - • "
Mr. M'CLITRE. I would State that the Say
lect Committee, to whom was referred rues
sage from the Governor, received iesterday,
together with the subject which is set forth, will
be prepared to report to the Senate at the,, ses
sion of either this afternoon or this evening.
need not remind Senators of the necessity which
exists for our early consideration of this ques
tion. . .
Mr. WELSH. I trust that the resoltttion will
not.be adoilted. It occurs'' to ineis one allie
strangest proceedings 'that has ever occuirecl'in.
this Senate, that a.-resolution sheuld be offered
requiring us to proceed to a, consideration of
perhaps the most. important _bill:that, luta ever ,
been offered An , the .Senate ot Pennsylvania,,
without that bill having beemreportAid, or print-.
ed, or its character arid imporizknown. to a 'sin-,
gle. Senator. I ask for no:uniaecessarydelaY, - but
I merely that this metuntre, of.ao greatimportiume
and of such vitallinterest,to Pennsylvania, will
be permitted, to receivem proper ;consideration.;
Mr. SMITH.,-I hope that theyreaolution-will'
be adopted, and i tbat :we .wilbaunr.rAteAre-not;
only in earnestabout - this: matter,tlM, that we
mesa--to grpreissolar - astritimerktatin solution -to ,
it,at as early a day as practicable.. The delay of the
National Administration in attending,to, this
business, has given rise:to .all of:the present, g e
neral apprehension of; dangers and difdailties,'
and :I hope that we will ,not,•by any delay .of
ours, aggravate the case.; The object of theibill,
in plain English, is to declare.Ourdeterminatiort
to do all we can to:protect our government.
Mr. RAU , . L agree wi,thi the Senator, litm:
York that the subject for the consideration of
which it is proposed to hold an eveninglessioni
is the most important of nny.which has occu
pied the attention of the Legislature during .the
present session. The Speaker of this.body; sp.:
pointed a Committee to ackinconnebtita with*/
similar Committee of the House for, the purpose
cif reporting: to the Legislature what ahould be
done in regardto the matter. Asa member of.
that Conimittee4 feel called upon to state to
the Senate. tliat I :have ito ,knowiledge of. any
bill on the subject having been framed; and
am not *Ming Vote to fix.a - special:session'
for. its considerationlmtil properly nui-•
timed. 7 6 it : J
Mr. SCHINDEL. As a member of-the Com
inittee referred to, I must , say that I have not
attended any meeting.
Mr. IMBItIE. - 1 agree with-the Senators from
;York and Blair that - Alit is'a very important
bill ; and I think that is the strongest reason
that could be given why we should proceed to
the consideration of the ,bill Tho
Legislature has:already fixed theaighteenth
stant as the time for fuml adjourninent ;andwe
have barely time to consider other mathqm:m
importance. I consider this bill, howeier, of
vast mornenti,of far,lngrezprtespi,thiwAt.o.
Mr. LANDON:said thiithe Watt ready to:act
upon the bill at any time, whenever the special
committee appointed for the:purpose ofCould,:
ering the subject have reported - ,the result of
their labors. • , . • • :
Mr. Ii'CLCBE. I beg to state to the Senat4i
in explanation of that which might tithe/v - se
be deemed discourteous to.the Committee, that
I have no bill on this subject, - and that Ihere has
been no meeting of;he committee.
I would say in reply to the Senators' from
York and Beafer,,that this subject is not one of
such vast-importance: — The" - bill does not con
template the raising of means arid appliances in
order to carry on waf t but shiply, - ,PrOvittSs
that the State shill be: put uponyeapectable
peace footing—nothing more. •I have no doubt
that the committee will be entirely harmonions
in -their action. It is a mistake to saY, that
this is a question requiring great. deliberation;
it is merely a proposition to place the - . State in
that position which her importance rigid*, .
We now have a State Without arms, a nanitity
organization without efficiency: We need to
have both these requisites.
Mr. r[ALL. I desire to repeat what I said li
regard to this subject, that it will be the most
important of all the measures which will come
before us during the present session. ".I 'do not
mesh to say that the.bill which will be present =,_
ed to us will of itself; be so very important;
bEtt that the results flowing out of it will be
extremely important. In answer to the
Senator from Beaver, Iwould say that .I am as
the Senate, but I do not wish to act precipitate
willing to act upon thissubjeet,-as any man in
IY. The Committee appointed on this subject
may report this afternoon,:: when we Will be
able to appoint a time for the consideration of
Mr. SMITH. I move to amend the resolu
tion by striking out that part which refers to
the consideration of the bill in question.
The amendment was agreed to.
The resolution as amended was agreed to.
Mi. BLOOD rnevad that the Senate recomdd
er. the final vote had upon bill entitled an Aet
authorizinga re-examination of the clairas_J,
Sherman Bills and ikeorge D. Forman • a,. l *
"IN.D.V.,PNDENT IN .A.l,._L.:..TrtA,i*,,Q;§,.7,='N..ig.-.V.T::.17.t.:-A.-L.,--INH-N,iO.',NV
lIAREISBITRG I PA:. FRIDAY
Mr. FINNEY. Thepassage of so miTybills
referring old claims against the Coinmonwealth
to the Auditor General and other ofticers; con
stituting t.hose gentlemen an arbitrary commia
siontO settle all the claims of the CoMmon-
Wealth, his so entrenched upon their labors
that they have not time to discharge, their ap
piopria' te'Cohstitutional duties. The' Auditor
General complains of such , a practice: vu our
pint. Here is.a bilLproposing.to.refer to him
, gild, his associates, claims, that were examined
b i t: the proper' officers of the Commonwealth
t entryeers ago. An investigation of them
at this time, if properly attended to, will.oocupy
several e'iveeks. Moreover, they are, probably,'
c his neverpoiiiessing any merit, whieh have
been resuscitated at this time, when . all ,evi-
denoein regard to them may have passed ewer
and no`knoviledge can be obtained but - what:ie.
received from-interested parties... •i d •
Now we had better have a Board of Exam -
inert; aPpointed, in . which case we Might. instil.
'trite some other reference. L The Canal Board
IL'ving been abolished, wedi'riveixr - officers...to
om we can, refer these„matters 7 .excePtPAs,
A=uditor %Mild andihVaSsoaiktfitbyliosediitM
is not to discharge these L r ,fundt4irs when the
mayamepettbeii.YOfiiii i cliranidiurd;esetherevis 41
strong necessity for it;veuilr-diities iihoulft'initi
be imposed upon them.
:On the motion of Mr. BLOOD to reconsider,
The yeas and nays were required by 'Mr.
BLOOD and Mr. EITIISTAND, and were as fol
low, viz : . ..
1 Mai—Messrs. Blood, : Crawford; • Fuller,
Gregg,,Hall,Hamilton, Imbrie, Ketcham, Lou
den, I.awrence,..Mexedidi, Mott,. Nichols, Par
ker, liobinion S'cliindel, Wharton, Yardley and
I‘Ts.vaLMesers. Clymer,, •FbaneY; :Hiestand.,
Irish, PenneY, Serrill,' and , Welsh-7: L ''. l '. . 0 ~
So the motion to reconsider was agreed to.
;The question. recurring iiiiiiii finalpagsage of
IMr: IRISH said. I deilie to know if there is
a Single Senator on this floor who` knows:ank
thing about the merits of this bill. Has there
been-even a prima facia case made' oat in!favor
of these clainiants ? ' I think its becomes; the
Senate to know whether there is such - a claim
before we trouble the accounting officers with a
consideration of any mere alleged claim.
; Mr' MEREDITH. • In answer to the Benet&
from- Allegheny, I would state that I. have
charge of the bill before the Senate ; and I ask
that the same courtesy. maybe-extended to Me
,which has been given 'tci.otlibr Beuatoreon this
'floor, _ who have had bills,ef precisely the same
character passed during Ibis session, •
I believe that Bills has a just claim
against the Commonwealth. lam not,
ever, aware of, its extent, and 'll2ave full
dente in the _gentlemen ayfllercLit is_proPosed
=to refer this claim:oB4d I hope that Bach refer
-enoe will be made.
Mr. BLOOD. In explanation of my vote on
this . _ question, I detSlit' tO state that one nf2 th'e
-gentlemen named in 'the AMIE - receives' a: an:
Aient justification from the citizens ofiArtestzong'
Countyto i3141k4r - f#37,14t1i13791p,p417,41wat and
• 4 Tr' TT - Lava &Limy. -trAnsk
•bills'of a a3mfar chalactet
'paient that there'wes-nAllyany
The bill then passed finally.
Mr: !EAU ogled - up *mate bill No. 945, en
titled ‘ 4 a, airpplenient ,tgr l an4at weisolidate, ,
revise and arnend , thellleUal /M 11 34 418.. 00 /4^.
inonwealth; apprexed- Mewl),,"
in the Chalr),the at and: only mtion was read
and agreed to,a6. r.:eppiteA; and
Mr. THOMPSON moved Ao-113211Me the con
sideration of Senate bill: No. 447, entitled_
supplenaent to the Act to incorporate the Lack
awanna and Railroad company."
I The motion was agreed to. •
;The bill being on second reading, the section. .
, Mr: IKATCH4M.inited to imend'sard ration
. by, reducing the niunbei O,risCres'of - laiid - trink.
seven *ousawl Al/47.° hundred, to thine ihon-.
f • • „
The sinindniene,iffikstig „„
On the question;
' Will the Senate- t9s: ll iii:liition as
The yea's - raid nays Were, required by Mr.
r r° AP I -„ aaldlif• 403 11 '700N, and Were as
opal!, yrs : • r • .
I Yiras.hfairs, 13ehiOn; Baugh*, ciaineil,
Hiestarid; Imbrie, Landon; r
Lawrence, M'Clure, Merepth, Nichols, Penney,
Yardley and Palmer`
Nava.-= - Minins. B lood, 'Clymer, - Crawford,
Xetcham, Mutt Arid Weleli
I Sotthis section was:Agreed to.
•The second and last section was read. and
agreedto.. )1' ( . 7
aa Anotidu of Mrs.".:TE6/.[Pkt , l, the, rules
ere suspended,.: thA bill read,tietbid time
its title. r
°nth() quesilon; _ • ,
Shall the bill pass.? r _
-The , yeas and nays were required by P".l
Hh'TOlLS.Mrand , Mr. THOMPSON, and were as
follow, Ids '
; Yrus--llesisnf. 'Henson, Bough*, Connell,
Palter,. _Gidgg, Hamilton, , Hiestand, imbrief
Mandan;: Lawrence, Meredith, Nichoy, Penney,
Robinson, 'Benin, fm th, Thompson, Wharton,
ardley. and Palmer, Speakarrr-18,-.,
Nevs-,-Mossrs. Clymer, Crawford, Ketcham,
Mott and Welsh-5.
Bo the bill passed-finally,
mums OP "JACOB V. tiTHAELER.
Mr. SliliTH.'•iiilleif`UP' Senate bill, entitled
‘.`tin. Act, for the relief of the sureties of Jacob
31 - .' Strickler, late collector at "c oltimhia,,Lart
[ 0 0 4 r county t' ': 1. ?I: :' : ::: sl ,
. the first and only SeetiOn of the bill mat!
i Mr CI.XMER. I desire to" have an' €4larat....,‘
Sion of. the bill.. ' 1 ' • ' - . ,
'Mr. SMITH.' I believe that the Senatoiii
from Franklin and Sclinylkill'are nktie fireiliar
than Ism With the facts of the case. The gene
.m 1111.663; as I understand, are these : The per:',
ties named in the bill were securities for Mr;
Strickler, who , heosane,a 'defaulter to the Com
monwealth. .A. portion _ o fthe amount in. default,
over S 81,000) has skew:Vixen peAcl, leaving some .
eight or nine ihousand , do ll ars still rem:011114.
due.:.lt has been deemed by the Finance Com-'
Mittee to be , a proper-bill and has so reported
Mr. D I 'CLI:II3,E. The fac ts of this case may
ls :1 stated very briefly. Mr.
.Strickler was ap-;
Wed collector of tolls at Columbia,
.by the .
F.oard of Canal Commissioners. The gentle=
Men for whose relief this bill is intended were
liissnreties. At the expiration ofa year 16.,
• vWO re-appointed Cana - %tad, W4o'
' !!!!.;i9Lfire 4l ° o.olYecliii bo4dii 0 1 ' 4 •§ o3 ".'
. e• ;..ULO,f ol l44;,Suregekt , of; the 'Oitle**,
AFTERNOON, APRIL 12, 1861.-
came to the Canal Commissioners and inquired
whether the accounts of Mr. S. were , entirely
square with the Commonwealth, and they were
ii:iformed that Mr. : S. l Weal not be. arrears.
Upon the assurance this given' *Vie inicount
i.ng officers that Mr.. S. was not IY, defeulter,
Siege gentlemen again went his seeerkey,. At
'tide time. Mr. S. was in ,reality, a, defiellter to,
the Commonweeltk in the large, amount .of.
586,000- Ido not ask the Senate to, take these
assertions Lies 40§,-rheroYl on PlY. , Pele, itit4 - -
nient„ I have before me a report.,,mede to this
Ilegishiture by Charles 1i . .. BuckaleW,-,wbo was
at one Brae at the heafid Pile. body The Ter
pint etatetrtaCet,at the , .thrue . oi his i'9,lPeiht - ,
Meat, according to the evidence from, 9 An
thter Gerieral.',i3 office, Mr. S. was in default
e amonnt of $19,977 96,
_. I have also before'.
me the evidence of Mr. S., , giverti undee oath,
:that at the time of his last appointment his de l .,
r o ation was thirty-five thopsand, * thirty-six
thousand dollars: I have algolhe statement of
, eneral Foster, of Westraerehind,coprity.
:1 It was upon . the represeetatieee of the ae - „
epunting officers ,of Ake Commonwealth tlia:t,
ithese gentlemem (Messrs. ,Shaeffe.r, Barefrrene
,• and Crane) were induced, to become the sure-,
's of Mr. Strickler, aka time when that gen
eaten;was.a.defaulter t. 43 the Commonwealth.
- a l etha tia tnask v e e, aaso ft
f ur ehists h 4: !r j3f ra ur.
mre o ti r . e a
,traniildabery statement twiteerme p, showing xniv,inerto
ed. into cash,,which was paid to the Commonl
weelth, as absci ' $B,OOO out of . the . pockets of
these gentlemen. There is still a balance due
of $9,:883; and I submit to, the Senate whether
it is right in law or equity to compel these
sureties to pay such balance.
Xi. CLYMER. ' I desire to ask the Senator
from Franklin a question in order to understand
this claim more, fully, as I tun desirous of vot
ing for it. - If Mr. Strickler was a defaulter du-'
neg . :the find, year and also during the two fOl
lewirg Yesks'aralthe.,Feiltremen named as his
sureties fer those two subsequent years hecame
such through the nusrepresenfations of .the ac-.
counting , efficers, they sleiuld not;; , be required
to pay more than the sum in which: he was e,
defaulter the first.ieer, I think that justice;to t
the CommonWerdt.h reqeiies that, they shOidd
pay that. amount. , Equity and . fair dealing
would' indUw us to relieve , them Worn the Pay-
Ment Of the amount in default during; the last
two years; but does not justice to the State de:
&MCI that they, elenild he held responsible: for
114.arecolgitt of, the first Y;eak'sdetarcatiehf •
1 Me.• 4' =LURE: By; a certified. statement
filed in theof f ice of, .tho . Auditor General; I find`
hatiiiix: Strickler Was a I .444 l :teiih.ltlie4etelt,
f $24,440 2 4- i The Ttleties ,l7 4i,e,aimady paid.
vex: thirtY-cre thousand . 10 lIarls,.. ~
Mr. CLYMEII. I would - suggest to the:zap:,
ato thatillt 3 Y-Ilav_9 Nis l ,!)... groat - porMon.ci that
mteant, J out Of. the prop e rty of the defaulter ,
heitPet.F3eirtherKOWn Pockets ;:- therefere theY
haVetteiltiPaid thefill aunt OA' Whieh they
KerelheePiellea liatile.- -•.. , • '
' Mr.XIMP This matter occupied the atten"
i4iNY of tthfrlkerct ,Commissioners9f:ca 3 A4-_ he
fere MileeVne.:,a reer , "te"'ef..-t4et lifa. , Cd. - . 3 gr
mideretoodhig of. it Wes that the ; sureties - -were
ileceiwiltfeltheitState , Treaa %ter., ,,
' -' , .)S4s.l.W#s4l l ffilesieee-tfe-34;ew;wilitherr
'after thetrisee yeeref_the ocourfeeee ,ot Vila ide7
taleation, •Mr , .fitrielder Was, 4 a rnAtion to
makegood the amount • due t • •, - -
1 Sir.; PALMIai , In answer ,to-. the! Senator
from Berke, f(Mr- - -CLYAK l 4:. l 'ireferl Mu .te, the
report of Mx, ItnekaleW from tlig CO/Pinittee OA
kittatice, taade ll oBs 6 o an abstract Pr which i
brill read : -- . ~.: ...1 ~,.. , ..
" At the thee of his . re-appointmet in,No
4rember, 1868,- according .tel ,the evidence 'tire
kirditor GieueritY;s offiee i Strickler was in default,
to, the amount of $19,977. 96.",
Ake Senator. , inquires, whether Air, S. was is
a:position to paythat much =any.. The mire- -
tiest state ..that ' they!, have paid $Bl,OOO, the
greater portion ,of which' tvaa-pidd. out of: the
'slimes* of Mr.. Strickler.. : It' mill thus he !seen
putt those assets More than equaled the amount
'Butdefault. . , :,;..: . P
' , But Mr. -Buckalew again proceeds::
"The sureties allege that in signing the.bonds
;executed, at .thht .time,ithey were ignorant of
this fadt, and; were inform:thy members of the
;paha board that titrickler's actornit was square
pr nearly 80. The evidence justifies • this state
ment in the main ; bout the 'Committee are not
: gepered to say that it is good .ground for a re
leased the sureties...tem - the obligatioiipf their
bonld.: 4 The accounts of public officeneare'open to
inspection: by all persons, in _the proper offices,
and if:any one hi interest is Misled regarding
Pliehielit mirst - be Mr meat of dae , inquiry. Corr
tainly a member.of the canal board cannot affect
his unauthorized declaration
pi such a subject!, 'di. : _ _ ..- .; ... .., 1 .
I do, not agree with . Mr. liackalew, and I
submit to the Senate that it le not a fair 'and
honest doctrinathat these sureties who went
'the members of the Canal Board, officers Of the
Cheinionweidth, who were prohibited by la*
'freer: reappointing a:defaulter,•end were told
by those officers that the accounts of. Mr. Strick-,
lei' 'were'cOrrect, should beheld responsible for
the consequences of such a mistake. I submit
hat. the Canal Commissioners misled these
Sinitidis'froni further investigation,' wheri' they
declared that his account was square.;;.; , - ,i ;
Mr. Morrison, President of the Canal Board,'
hiiiing been sworn, testified as folloiei
I "The Boardwas satisfied, from the production
pf the statement referred toi and from interne , '
Lion' received 'from the' State Treasurer, that
Strickler'S'affairs were right, and so informed
the sureties in ' conversations with them before•
they went on the bond." , •
I Nor. Mr. Strickler was a defaulter, at the end
of 'the.first Year, to the amount of $24,445 26,
which' the sureties have paid; as also from their
_pockets the difference between that
amount and $31,000. The evidence showsthat
the State Treasurer used the public MoneY . re-
Ceived from Strickler, and indirced Mr. Stnek
ler to purchase stock Strom him to the'amonat
iof many thousands of dollars, at the rate of
sl2 60 per share, which is to-day worth only
164 Icents: Mr. Morrison swears ,that Mr.
Strickler brought a statement from, the office of
the State Treasurer showing that he (Strickler)
was not, indebted to the Commonwealth at the.
very time he was a defaulter. , •
[Here is, another extract to which, I- wish to
;call the, attention of the Senate: '
i .' "The Committee consider,the transaction to
'have been highly improper and censurable on
the part of General Bickel, the State Treasurer;
but they lire unable to perceive in , it any rea-
Son for relieving the sureties. Security
quired and taken of a public Officer to protect
the Commonwealth: against ; his frauds, profii-
PAY and X ill y, and generally for the prompt and
faithful performance of his official duties. Thel
obligationof the sureties is that their principal
' l3l Bi r th .be it in he all shall resPe n c o ts t f wi ai tt ful oi a n d i
dor iii il ie P rt alti. th e e -
Ptiblidiunds finer, their destination appointed
by iaw,,, -in case of a conspiracy, even between
a Setting officer'and the State Treasurer;_by
iiillielinhts public moneys are Aiverted or , lest,
the sureties of each ere, and ought to, be, held
responsible 46' -the' extent to which their respect
ive principals implicated." • •
i Mr. Fililtgr., The Senator from Perks may
possibly "kit "bel,ble to vote far thoillichargeof
these sureties on generallprinoipleit When we:
discard,froin our minds thOse t ideas of f CegarAing,
a measure of this'elearicter- as something -an
tagonistic to: the interests, .of, the :.Commort-
Wealth, awe can get at siettlement of tire ques
tion. What la the a t
bit an cig 4
gregation of bar. citizens"? iand the Object ptle-
Ablation and. social organism is to do justice and
rityto and pregerVe the rights of all Our Citi
mus.; Itilsno part of the :duty of a legislator;
.hfmself aping clabnau t who is' a
O t itis& of the State, aid' Set itp - the" CiiiinxiOn.:
Wealth Agairistrthe;citiseu ivho the plaitiliff,
Dukifis his duty to look at the
,nghts of the
daitheri:and'do justice acCordingly. A Contract=
made by this shiarld be heldltuktindt.
atut,racreil as that between man and man:
present eitait'it*ii - the: duty' luk c 'the
officers 'of the Commonwealth to. give Tnotice
: Whether any defalcation e4sted in the account
,df Mr. Strickler. '• 'The sureties were inforiied;
; under the strict letter.of ,the law, that tife
son • referred • to was not a defaulter, when, if
the State Deemer had been honeit" enough to
discharge his.. duty, the :contrary woulit-have,
,have been found to be the case. I believe it to
be an act of justice and - duty, that we- should
ielease these gentlemen as ipropoled in the bill:
The first adn only section was agreed . to;
the rules suspended;' and'the bill' read rilhitcl
time:by its Attie. 3i. - -
.the final passage of the bill,
The' yeas and riayir wire 'required by Mr:
ItAitimlON , and ..Mr.. FULLER, and were as
follow: - .
Round,.Clymer,, Connell, ' ,Crawford; Finney,
'Fuller, Gregg, Hall, Imbrie, Ketcham, Lan
don, Ilwrence, lit'Clure; Mott, Nichols, Par
ker, Robinson Schindel, Serrill, Thompson
17Welsh, Wharton, Yardley and Palmer, Spectice;
Bo the bill passed, finally.
PRIVATE BILIS PMEMID.
'Air. GREGG called up House bill entitled an
Actrelating to Courte•.in., l7plon and Snyder
• Passed ' - •,.. '
11'fr. BOW? adled,up Sousa ; bill entitled illl.
',A.ct to extend Paradise street in the borough of
Turbetville Northuinbeiland county': '1
Mr:"EETCHAM, for-Mr. Palanqe,called up a
istirtheiiniiiplentent'tOthe - Act Mem'Palatine
he;Dmmldeon Improvement ; nd Railroad Nm,-
• In!Oonitnitte . ortlM`Whole,' (Mr. - Lardtdri • in'
the Chair,) the bill was amended, so reported ,
and passed finally. ,„.„
Mr. THOMPSCIN oallel' up Ititure bill, No.
8133,'eittitleUrati, , Act'16 incorporlife the Line
Lexington s ern k. 3 lt47lflsPOftti°,,n• . : •
Passed finally . • "
-,MC,)W!l.lcalled' rip a suppleMent. :to
the Act authorizing the, GoKremor i to incorpo
!rate the Wilkeishartelvater - cpnipalsf. '
-I,Parsred r -
; Mr. BOUGHTERTcaIed, up Senate
468; 'entitledjan 'Act to grade;' and" pave'
Main or Market Wept: Ann.iillei Lebanon,
I "Passed finally.
Mr.: called , up aniAct tmildidata
and , confirm .a deed of ,volunt4y assignment
E feom Coinalliarinon M Eauffirlan
kind Upton Wasbabaugh. s J s''
Passed finally. • •
Mr. BOUND called up,a
„p 1 e
• - 811 "p 'erne • -
Act 'to incorporate the 13hamokin : Steam' Ferry
and Tow, Boat company. , . •
'Passed'finally. • ' ' -
OLVILtER called up an Act:to:incorporate'
the Reading, ,Farmers' mid -Miners', Insurance
company of - Barks county' • ' *.
-.Passed finally..• • •
, Mr. CONNELL called up a supplement to the
Act incorpoiating the managers of the " poor
of: the late township of Germantown,• newm .
the Twenty-second ward, city. of Philadelphia.
"Passed finally : , :. ' • '
! , To ffinatU bill No. 15, 1 entitled •a supplement
to an .4,ct for the : prwrfation of - • -
Wire read'; and, on motion Of. - 31 r. 181,911,
min-corterizie& in, an& Oimunittee of duffel , :
once appointed on. said, blil; , •, r
TO Senate 1:24; entitled ',51 further
itipleinent to Act -th Corporate the 'city
. of,Phtladelpa,", i were read and
onfr. CONNAL concurred in. '
; -;TO 'Senate 'ibill, NO, 463, - -`entitled "aa:Act
yelatiyeito, the claim ofrßell t Johna9n,, ?tick&,
•vtere rad,'EM . 4l ' ' '
,On motion - Of Mr.' TrAili
and a Committee of Cogercnce appohited, •
The hour of, one ha:ibis g ( ttrii4ed'the 'SPEAK
ER declared the
i!4.4l.l9llpiett , -
it l bitgUit(ki.'''':" '''.-
. • _
The senate rziiiseriabled at 3 o'clock P. M
Xi. PENNEY in the Chili%
B iiLl '.4SOIIBIDZiED..
1 . Mr. CRAWPORD called up House bill, en
.Act to incorporatp_the Perry Warm
Springs Hotel'COMpany." '
Passed finallY. • • •
,Mr. NI,CH.OLS. read. in, place a supplement
tto the A.ct incorporating the' Richmond and
Schuylkill - Piissenger Railway company.
Referred to the, Cominittee on Railroads.,
' Mr. -HALL moved to reconsider the residii
stion paced . this 'morning providing. for an eve-,
The n:Lotion was agrepd to, and the question
'recurring, ' •! . -
Shall the resolution pass ? .
Was negatived. - • •
(Med hp. House:bill, entitled
Pa further, to the Act to incorpo
'rate' the Erie and -Pittsburg Railroad company,"
approved April 1, 1858. , . -
Mi. GREGG called np tartee bill No. 477;
prktiled "a further supplement to the Act to in
corporate the Lycoming County Mutnal'lnsii
trance company." • ;- • .
i'aSsed fiscally l .. • : •
Mr. I3OUGHTER called up Senate UM NO. 814;
entitled "an Act'requiring the State Treasurer
to pay James J. Dull certain monies.".
In Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Citiwrono
in the Chair,) the bill was amended and so re
On the question,
Will the Senate agree to the Snit . and only
The yeas and, nays were required by Mr.
CLYMER and Mr. BM:UWE:a, and were •as
711/437 - Messes. Benson, Bloo;;I, Boughte im r, b e ri ion e
nal, - Crawford, Gregg, -Hamilton , -
Ketcham, leaden, Larreece, 14 0 111 !?. , 4Pre
dith, Mott, Nichohl, Parker;
than Wm* flu.
,-4.4,StioVilioNsy Prams we are
-prepat - ewemm.
description, cbeaper that it can be done at any atiter
tatillehmentin the country.
RATES us' AVINKTESEKO.
..OSi-Pour lines °elope eonsatutanne:balf sonata De
Saes or more than four eonstituleOluarn.
Half Square, one day ac sot •
• one week:, i..... ~.. ..... , ... ... t or
i ionem . ./ c.•,•,..., at iot . $
' v , .'• ' , thee InOntbe
" ant months 00
one year. - ..........., ... . .... 6
One Square one day ' • 60
a. 46 ono week.. ... . 1 a
; i 4,
N. three month . Z.'. 600
" eLt months.— .
• one yaps lO.OO
aa-Badnese rititieee Inserted in the -Lcera odetto!S__oo
*ore Marriages And Deaths, FIVB CENIS PER Luta
each insertion. •
ggraterilages and Deatha to be charged ea regular
11... i a‘,l ...,.. —'' at:, ~i . , Y•N .• • • p:IR •
•, -, 22. _
NkirsilfesSitt. Mound, Clymer, Finney, Fill -
i Doi Halli_ZieStand f WI, Penney, Boldtxea,
Sit the 'section Wasjagmed to. -
Mr..LITANDQN,jwhen. his nanke•W,aB mi ll ed)
a l : I ;bell Rote for this bill in order to give
v:ei'peisori named an opportunity; to Make-out
, '..claim, if he has one. I , can see nothing
ong in this.
On the question,- ' ' ' :
Shall: the , *wpm? . . i
A The yeas and nays were required by Mr.
}pit =dint. BOUGHTER, and were as fob
cYa.f.a--Merars. Benson, Blood, Boughter, Con
ell, , CrawfOrd, • /Latent= , Imbue, Ketclumi,
tandoe, Lawrence, Meredith, 'Mott, Nichola,
earker,Schindel, Smith, Thompson, Yardley
nd Pamer, Speaker-20.
I NATS-Xessre. Bound,Clymer,Fimiey,Fuller,
Ball, Hiestand, Irish, Penney, Robinson and
13a,the. bill. 'passed finally, . ,
Mi.. .I..STAND called up Senate bill, eti
tatled in Aet• for the relief of the bond holders
af the.Stuiqueliarma canal.
Laid over on second reading; but subsequently
taken up and-Passedfinally.
-Mr. i IfULL/int palled up House bill No. 785, .
entitled a .further supplement to an Act to in-,
Offaiorata the Fayette County railroad cow
.• In Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Yawn= in.
the Chair,) the bill was amended, and so re
' Passed finally.
Mr. IMBRIE called up an Act laying , out a
State road in. Butler and Venango counties.
Pir. IRISH called upon: Act conferring upon
Caroline-Elizabeth, Kate and Nicholas W.
Hughes, minor childreuof John Hughes, all the
righti and privileges of children born in lawful
Mr.•HALL called up an Act declaring East
and,West branch fork of Muddy run, in Clear
field county, public highways.
- Mr: BLOOD called up House bill, No. 674,
entitled " an. Act to lay out a State road. in
Pinion Mid 'Penang° counties."
Passed - finally.
Mr. LANDON calledup 'House entitled
"an Act to authorize Jos. Webster to convey
certain real estate."
Mr. LAWRENCE called up Senate bill, No.
915, 1- entitled. " a supplcment'to the Act to
Corporate the Easyiaburg Gaa company."
'HAM:ELTON called up Rouse Wile enti
tled "an to : authorize; the Board- of: Kapagara:
of the Marietta and Maytown toppike road
cotapanyto borrow money.' - • -
Planed finally.. • -
- Mr. MO :IT called, up anAct laying out a
krdail through parte of • Carlxna,. SchuylkillT
'mill - called , up EED
Act to incorporate theyultonfiro irumranci"
Pula:1.111611y. * ' - •
called up a supplement to the
- Aoi consolidating the, city of Philadelphia.
the final passage of' the bill, • -
a Tb. 0 , yeas and nays were required by,))#i
PAR/KER and Mr. NICHOLS, 'and were m
'•• . :
• .;' -- Affissrs Blood, .Boughter,
Crawford, . . Hall, Hamilton, Imbri.e,
Landon, :Lawrence - MtClure, Meredith, Nigh=ols Penney , Pchilid94 S.P4thp and • Thcaßect4 .
Fuller, Irish, Mott, Parker;
Serrill, and Welsh-6.
SO ,the. bill '
: Tassedl.finally. • • •
Mr. BOUND called up House bill, entitled
."an" Act to lair out a State road in Coluribli
and Lycoming counties." ,
Mr. LAWRENCE moved to reconsider the
vote' negativing -House bill No. 555, entitled.
:",an Act relative. to drawers and endorsers . ot
Pr - OriniiabrynOtes." ,
, Mr:RMITH -moved to postpone the furth6i
consideration of the motion for the present._
The latter motion was agreed to. -
;Mr-TAREER called np a supplement, to the-
Wct authorizing the controller and city treu-
Wer - of the'citY of Philadelphia to 'settle 'the
acco unts•nf (11. B. Yeager, late brigade :in
: - Passed
SCHINDKI4 - called,up an Act organizing
a nw election, district out of parts of North and
South Whitehall townships, Lehigh county. '
Passedfmally. . • '
, Mr. SERWL called up Senate bill entitled,:
an:Act relative 'to the escheated estate of Wm.
Iforrison i late•of Delaware county, deceased.
Mr.'CLYMEßmoved to extend the hour' of
!adjournment until six o'clock. :. --
la: IRISH moved to amend by extending
the time indefinitely. •
Tlie.amenchnent was agreed to, and
On agreeing to the motion as amended ;
The yeas and nays were required' by Mr.'
WELSH and Mr. YARDLEY, and were as fol—
low, viz :
YEss—hteissrs. Benson, Bound, Clymer, Con
nell,Gregg,-.lrieh, .Mott, Nichols, Parker, Rob
inson, Serrill,Thompson, Wharton,Yardley, and.
Palmer Spealeer•-•15. -
1 , 1 - ari—Messrs.Boughter, Craivfonl,Hamilton,
TaLtirie, Ketcham, Landon, Penney, Schindel,
Smith and - •
So,theLquestion was sletermined in the nega
tive, less than two thirds having voted in the
idEkmativa. - • •
Mr. co.NITE,LL called up asupplernent to the
Act to incorporate the Richmond and Schuyl
killiPasseriger-Railway company. •
On theTinal passage of .the bill, •
• The 'seas and nays were required by Air.
PARKER and Mr. WKLSH, and were ,as fol
low,. viz : •
YEss.,—Messis. Benson, Blood, Connell, Pin
ney,' Gregg, Iliestand, Imbrie, Landon, Mere
dith, Mott,, Nichols, Robinson, Schindel, Ser
rill, Thcimpson, Wharton and Palmer, S'peakar
NAYS.—Messrs. Boughter, Clymer Hamil
ton,' Parker, and Yardley-5. '
So the' bill' passed finally..,
The hour of five having arrived, the Senate
I num, said Mr. Breckinr' idge in the opening
of-his Frankfort speech, "most profoundly - 4.r,
the honor .of this distaidirga." , "Row xasr4Yare
there ? ", said BolinglaWe, ona former diccos,am,
"by whom these lidi4sof good news were never
heard." , Mr.,Breckiraidge is forgivert.-:—.Thajr
ougelietiff?o:: • . •
.4E(al4irdllion iiacka.il cards are made Ma -
#irkatOnd 4 44 .
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