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Forever float that standard sheet
Where breathes the foe but tails before us
With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us
Tuesday Afternoon, January 14, 1862.
We asserted a few days since, that, from the
culmination of the rebellion at the south, the
Republican organization had been unceasing in
its efforts to conciliate the loyal men of the
loyal states, and produce such a union of all
as was essential to the success of the general
course of the Republic. Since the appearance
of that article, the Philadelphia Press has in
dulged in a most urgent appeal for the same
object, whether .in response; to what we here
tofore urged on the same subject, or in obedi
dience to its own solicitude for the success of
the same purpose, we leave our readers to de
cide; but one thing is certain, that between
the avowed and fearlessly suatainel principles
of the entire Republican party and a large
portion of what was formerly the Democratic
party, itiere is no important difference, either
in the purposes to be attained or the manner of
their attainment. Therefore, a union with that
wing of the Democracy is of the most simple
as well as practical character. It requires no
invitation on the part of the Republican party,
provided the men who thus boast of their ad
hesion to a principle are honest, and if there is
any renunciation to be made, it must be de
clared by these same Democrats, who would be
expected to give up all their old preferences
with regard to men, all their corrupt predilec
tions on the subject of organizations, and come
into the enthusiastic ranks of the Republican
party, with those principles of high regard for
the Union and respect for the Constitution,
which have so far rendered these men decent
in the eyes of their countrymen, and which
act would give them a position in the politics
of the Union, which no struggle or covenant of
their own, as a separate organization, could
possibly accomplish. But to ask the Republi
caparty to give up ono idea of its sublime
prTnciples—to ask them to surrender a single
feature of its creed or compromise its organiza
tion to conciliate any man or set of men, would
be as ridiculous and as unholy as the emenda
tion of the Lord's prayer, by omitting the in
junction against stealing to conciliate the
thief, or that on murder to compromise with
the assassin. The men who are so anxious to
unite with the Republican organization,
and yet so desirous that it should modify
and renounce certain portions of its pol
icy, forget that on the triumph of that policy
depends the success of the law, and on the force
of the law, rests the permancy of the Union.
If we yield to the crisis, or are moved by the
beseeching voice of time serving politicians, we
run the risk of a political abnegation, which
men battling for principle cannot afford to en
dure, and which no principle or truth can suf
fer, without the d finger of actual and complete
destruction, at least so far as the truth can be
destroyed by affecting its influence for good
among mankind. And thus, too, if the Repub
lican party yields now to this spirit among a
few anxious politicians in the north, who regavd
their own position and consistency, even if it
relate to error, as of more importance to the
Union than the law and authority by which it is
to be sustained, we invite into our ranks a set
of men whose first labor will be the possession
of the Republican organization, its prostitution
to their own purposes, until Republicanism is
made what Democracy was, and is, a rotten or
ganization of speculators and demagogues,
slave breeders and drivers, traitors and
assassins. In six years the Republican
patty would become what the Democeacy was
under the rule of Buchanan, if such conciliation
and compromise were made, which are now de
manded by some o former leaders of Demo
cracy, a sacrifice too great for the end to be at
tained, particularly when it is remembered that
without these leaders, the great mass of the
Democratic party have united their political
fortunes with the masses of the Republican
party, satisfied that our principles are patriotic
and our policy practical. They have united
with us without compromise, and therefore it
is rather late in the day to ask for a modifica
tion of any measure of urgent public policy,.
that a few men may be enabled to escape the
great odium which belongs to them in having
ao long clung to a corrupt political organiza
tion, and take their places among those who
)cave been struggling for years in the broadest
path of duty which patriotism has ever marked
nut for mankind.
We report, therefore, that at this period in
the history of the Republic, when great truths
are stirring the people to greater efforts for the
right and for liberty, it would be worse. than
suicidal to modify any just principles,.merely
to accommodate a few men who are anxious
to maintain their consistency. The services of
men who can make no sacrifice for principle,
are ever of the most questionable character,
while those who ask the sacrifice of principle,
that their pride may be preserved from humilia
tion, do the Republic more damage in an hour
of danger than those who are openly arrayed
against its existence. So far as we are con
cerned, there is not a policy or a principle in
Republicanism that we would surrender to
conciliate the friendships or support of any
man. On that policy and those principles we
Test the safety of the Union. Modify and
abolish any portion of either of them, and we
jeopard the present and the future peace of the
Union. Maintain all in their strength and their
purity, and, although we may be forced to
struggle in deadly combat for a few years, the
end will repay the sacrifice of life and treasure,
with a free people secured in their freedom,
and a nation forever blessed with peace and
Union !
The telegraph confirms a rumor vihiCh was
prevalent in this city last evening, to the effect
that Hon. Simon Cameron had resigned his po
sition as Secretary of War. The report and its
confirmation have created great sensation in
political circles, but among the immediate
friends of the distinguished ex-Secretary of
War, it is well understood that he occupied
that position with great reluctance, and that it
has been his determination for a long time to
retire from that Department as soon as he had
accomplished all the good ha his power, for the
immediate organization of the army and the fu
ture success of the struggle to crush rebellion.
These ends having been accomplished, Gen.
Cameron feels constrained to return his port
folio to the President, and ask to be relieved of
the immense labors and responsible duties of
the War Department.
Before that resignation was accepted, Presi
dent Lincoln pressed on the acceptance of Sec
retary Cameron, the post of Minister to Russia,
made vacant by the resignation of Cassius M.
Clay. In consideration of the manner in which
the poiltion was tendered, and the wide field
it' presented for the exercise of great abilities
and experience, we understand that it has been
as cordially accepted as it : was tendered, and
that the nomination of Secretary Cameron as
Minister to Russia is now before the Senate.
The political and personal friends of General
Cameron receive the news of his retirement
fiom the Cabinet with regret only equalled by
the high esteem and consideration in which he
is held throughout his native state of Pennsyl
vania. But that regret is mingled with the
satisfaction that he is to go hence to represent
the Republic in a sphere where his axalied vir
tues and plain republicanism will add addi
tional lustre to the esteem in which our coun
try and cause is held by the Czar of Russia.
The appointment of the Hon. Edwin M.
Stanton as the successor of Gen. Cameron in
the War Depattment, must become very popu
lar, notwithstanding Mr. Stanton is so little
known to the mass of the people. He is a
man of the most commanding ability, of the
largest and most comprehensive views sand
opinions, and in every respect fully capable to
administer the War Department with the suc
cess and the vigor which distinguished its de
tails during the past nine months.
We have frequently referred to the fact, that
as politicians the Democracy were the most
unoertain allies and dangerous friends the Re
publican party could possibly cultivate, and
when we made these assertions we referred
more particularly to the leaders or representa
tives of that organization. As an evidence of
this fact, we intend briefly to, bring forward an
incident which occurred during the organiza
tion of the House of Hepresentatives. The Re
publicans of the House, as is well known, agreed
to sustain a regular Union organization, and in
good faith voted for John Rowe as Speaker.
But whet} the election of clerk came up, and
the candidate nominated by the same caucus
which placed in nomination John Rowe, two
Union Democrats—one from Lancaster coun
ty, Mr. Worley, and one from Hunting
don, Mr. Scott, refused to vote for Mr. Rouch,
the Union candidate, because he was a Republi
can, and unconditionally cast their votes for
another candidate. These men may claim that
they had a right to vote for whom they please,
but they had pledged themselveshy every high
obligation which is binding between gentlemen
and patriots to sustain a certain number of
candidates nominated ina caucus of which they
formed a portion, and when they succeeded in
electing a man to the Speaker's chair of their
own political proclivities, it illy became them
to desert the candidate of the same caucus for
the clerkship, because he is a Republican. We
allude to these facts now, to keep the record
pure. The Representatives fro Lancas
ter and Huntingdon, who thus basely betraked
their covenanted trust, could not have been
elected to the House on the issue which they
made the test in voting for the clerkship of
that body. •
But these men are welcome to the opportunity
of thus evincing their deep prejudices in favor
of a corrupt old organization.• When they re
turn to their constituents they will be treated
with the acorn and contempt which we have
neitllr . ,time or room to deal out to them in
these amns.
We print to-day the argument of the Hon.
Ross Forward, before the committee in the con
tested election case of John Cessna against Geo.
W. Householder. A perushl of this argument
will at once convince the public that, whatever
may be the action of the committee, the facts
of the case are all in favor of the setting mem
ber, Mr. Householder, and in strict justice he
is entitled to his place in the House. it will
be impossible successfully to answer this argu
ment, as it will be difficult justly to deprive
George W. Householder of his seat in the House
of Representatives.
In this connection we will only offer a word
in reply to the silly charges which were made in
this morning's Patriot and Union in reference to
the printed report of Mr. Ross Forward's argu
ment. By the merest accident, the compositor
substituted the prefix Walter for Ron on the
sub-title of the pamphlet, when the conclusion
of the argument is correctly printed with the
signature of Ross FORWARD. This error is made
use of by the Patriot to damage the force of the
argument and principles laid down in the
pamphlet, but the intelligent reader had made
his own correction before the wisdom of, the
Solons of the Patriot had moved their moun
tain and brought forth its mouse.
Sara T. HUED, of the Brownsville Clipper, says
" no two names will occupy a brighter page in
the history of this war for the restoration of
the Union, than thole) of Simon Cameron and
Andrew G. Curtin."
IP ennevivaitia IlDattv etitgrapn, Cuestrap afternoon, Januar!) 14. 1862.
Synopsis of lie• Argument Delivered by the Hon
the seat of Geo. W. Householder, member elect from
the dist,ict of Somerset and Bedford, is contested by
dohn Cessna, Esq., of Bedford county.
He baseS his claim to the seat, upon the un
constitutionality of the apportionment bill of
1857, connecting these counties in the same Le
gislative district.
The 4th section or the first article of the Con
stitution, on which is his main reliance, reads
as follows : "Within three years after the first
meeting of the General Assembly, and within
every subsequent term of seven years, an enu
meration of the taxable inhabitants shall be
made in such manner as directed by law.—
The number of Representatives shall, at the
usual periods of making such enumeration, be
fixed by the Legislature, and apportioned among
the city of Philadelphia and the several coun
ties, according to the number of taxable inhab
itants in each; and shall never be less than sixty
nor more than one hundred. Each cuuuty
shall have at least one representative, but no
county hereafter erected shall be entitled to a
separate representative until a sufficient num
ber of taxable inhabitants shall be contained
within it to entitle them to one representative,
agreeably to the ratio which shall then be es
talished. This section, as well as the previous
ones, is verbatim the constitution of 1790, not
having been altered or in the least amended by
the convention to revise the constitution, and
whose amendments were adopted in 1838. It
consequently relates only to the counties as
they existed in 1790, and not as they were in
1838. A. position which the new counties were
disposed to contest at the first apportionment
after 1838, but very soon abandoned, because
there was no re-inactment of the previous con
stitution at that time, but simply an adoption
of the amendments as made by the convention.
Now, Mr. Cessna's claim to a seat for Bed
ford county cannot be sustained for two piinci
pal reasons : •
Ist. Because the qUestion of the constitution-.
ality of the law has been decided by the only
tribunal having any authority over the subject,
and its decision, whether right or wrong, can
not be inquired into or reversed by the present
Legislature, or any committee thereof.
2d. Because Air. Cessna is entirely at fault in
his construction of the constitution. And the
apportionment law of 1857, when examined in
the light of the facts connecting the counties of
Bedford and Somerset, will be found strictly in
accordance therewith.
In support of the first position we have only
to examine the constitution, and observe to
whom is entrusted the carrying- out of its pro
visions, and on whom we are-to depend for its
preservation. The power of the government
are divided into legislative, executive and judi
cial. The members of the Legislature, sworn
to support the constitution, there is confidence
reposed in them that they will make no enact
ments contrary to its provisions. If, however,
they should fail in their judgment, it is the duty
of the Executive, should he think differently to
interpose ; but if his opinion simply is opposed
to two-thirds of the Legislature, the enactment,
notwithstanding, becomes law. If any citizen
thereafter feels himself aggrieved, he may re
fuse to comply therewith, attt bring the ques
tion before the Judiciary, Who enter their
judgment in the matter, and if the law is ad
judged to violate the fundamental law, they
refuse to compel obedience, or carry it into
effect, and the law properly fails. Now their
decision may chance, in fact, to be wrong ; but,
however, otherwise desired by any man or body
of men, it cannot be interfered with or modi
fied, without a change in the fundamental law
itself, procured under proper forms and regula
tions for that purpose. .. ,
But while the Judiciary is the only resort to
determine most Constitutional questions arising
upon enactments of the Legislature, there is
one kind of question which the Constitution
confides to the Legislature itself. It provides
that the number of representatives shall be
fixed by them, and apportioned among the
several counties. It is left to them entirely to
decide how they will apportion it. Confidence
iwplaced in them that they will do it according
to the Constitution, but if they should fail,
their decision cannot be reviewed or reversed ;
for they are the only tribunal having jurisdic
tion over the subject. And it is the province
of the present Legislature to decide upon the
qualification of its members, according to the
law, prescribed by a previous Legislature, under
the provisions of the- 'Constitution. They
dare not enact a neiv law to confirm their
own membership. 'For it is only a previous
Legislature that can prescribe the district, and
direct how the members of the succeeding Le
gislatures Ball be chosen. If it was otherwise
eis litithing to prevent anybody of men,
ttr.according to the fancy or pleasure of the
ttounties; assembling here and assuming
they are the Legislatu of the State. And
if it is alleged, they have not been elected ac
cording to any previously enacted law, they
have only to go to work and enact, that, the
manner in which 'thytp. were severally chosen,
was proper and ep&titutional, thus making
themselves a self-colastituted body. This would
be subversive of 'all law and order. It must be
conceded then that the previous Legislature
having decided upon the manner of chosing
from the people the members of the succeeding
Legislature, it 'remains only for them on assem
bling to inquire whether this law prescribed by
a proper authOrity has been followed by the
people.. In se far as it has it must be sustained.
Otherwise it is a fraud upon their rights. ,The
proper authority has told them how to elect,
and they have obeyed. You now tell them
they should not have done so, but should have
elected according to the construction of the con
stitution by some wise head, who undertakes to
bring the construction of the Legislature in
question, and who has no more wisdom than to
say that although the law is unconstitutional,
and there is therefore no law on the subject,
yet the people shall elect according to a law
which, though not enacted, should have been.
For the law of '67 being unconstitutional, the
result would be there is no law, and therefore
Mr. Cessna must fail in getting a seat as a mem
ber sent here from Bedford county, even if
Mr. Householder should be rejected.
WAR. Cessna's complaint then is not, that the
law has been observed, but that it has been,
which concedes all that you have any right to
inquire concerning. For it does not become
this Legislature to decide that the man elected
according to the provisions of the same law,
which is alone the test of their own membership,
was improperly elected. Where is the power
given in the constitution or by virtue of what
law, can a committee of nine members, chosen
in great part by lottery, from the present Legis
lature, undertake to veto and make null and
void that which has been previously enacted by
the Senate and House of Representatives, and
been fully carried into effect by the action of
the people. Having full authority, as has been
heretofore shown, the judgment of the Legisla
ture was expressed, and the law pronounced,
and it has been executed by the citizens who
were bound by its action. It is too late now to
apply the remedy for that which is past. There
is no power and no authority given anywhere
to any man or body of Men to interfere with it,
except to the whole Senate and House of Rep
resentatives, with the approbation of the
Executive. If they think the previous
legislature erred, they might alter the law
for future membership, but they dare not
Contested Election Case
Ross Forward.
take upon themselves the authority to alter the
law so as to affect the membership of the present
Legislature, and thereby take advantage of the
people, giving them a representative they had
no thought of choosing. It wonld be such a
disregard of the established usage and prece
dents, for the last seventy years, that it is hard
to imagine how any man could conceive the
idea of attempting it, and still harder to think
it possible that tie can convince any body of
sane men of the propriety of so doing.
,But let the first position be decided as it may,
there can be no question as to the false construc
tion, which is attempted to be made of the 3rd
section of Ist article of the constitution. Mr.
Cessna reads it as though it said, "each county
shall have at least one representative," and there
stopped. But the men who made that constitu
tion had wisdom enough to know that in the
progress of time, it would become necessary to
make new counties, and they in anticipation of
a difficulty which might be raised, proceed to
say iu the same sentence,"each county shall
have at least one representative, but no county
hereafter erected shall be entitled to a separate
representation, untill a sufficient number of
taxable inhabitants shall be contained within
it, to entitle them to one representative agree
ably to the ratio which shall then be estab
lished." If then the new county is not entitled
to a separate representation, the necessary con
sequence is, that it must he included with
the county, or some one of the counties,
from which it is stricken. But in that
case, what becomes of the right of
the original county to a separate representation
as claimed by Mr. Cessana. Why it has no ex
istence in reality, because it is founded upon
the fiction that this right of representation was
given to a mere name instead of all the people
within the bounds of a certain district known
at that time as the county. It was not given
to the people who might, half a century after
wards, be within the bounds of what should
then be known as Bedford county, for perhaps
the present district may be divided and subdi
vided, until, what is lest to be known as Bed
ford, is but a mile square, with one hundred
inhabitants. To say that they shall still be
represented by one member when the ratio is
perhaps 10,000 for the balance of the State,
shows the absurdity of such an idea. It was
to the people then included, or who might in
all time to come be included, within certain
boundaries then known as -counties, that was
assured the right to one representative. And
so long as they have one, two or three or more,
electing in conjunction or respectively within
these boundaries, according to the directions of
the Legislature they have all that is guaranteed
Now in 1790 and for some years afterwards,
every foot of land now in Somerset county was
embraced within 'the boundaries of Bedford
county. The people of that portion of Bedford
county applied by petition to the Legislature in
1795 for a separate county organization, and,
they deeming it advisable to grant the privi
leges prayed for, on the 17th of April of that
year erected,the new county of Somerset. Then
came up the question of representation, how
was that to be arranged? Why just as the
framers of the Constitution contemplated. They
agree to give them a separate county organiza
tion, but say in effect as to the matter of repre
sentation, you shall continue as heretofore con
nected, with the parent county, and within
the limits of what was known as Bedford
county at the making of theConstitution,and to
which was assured a member, there shall be
three members elected. Somerset, a part of
Bedford county, and that part left, still known
as Bedford, shell together elect three representa
tives. Such is the provisions of the first enact
ment which gave a certain portion of Bedford
county a new name and certain privileges, which
did not at all interfere with the constitutional
right of the people in that district, to be repre
sented in the Legislature. Is there any man of
sound judgment, who can really think this was
an unconstitutional proceeding? There is cer
tainly nothing in the constitution to prevent
the organization of new counties within the old
ones. And when done, how are they to be rep
resented except in connection with the older
counties to which the territory originally be
longed? And who but the Legislature of the
State shall direct how this representation shall
be arranged ? And - if they have the power
on the first separation of the county,
have they not the same power at all times after
wards ? Bedford and Somerset for the first ten
years elected their representatives together.
Then Cambria, which had also been in great
part originally Bedford, was erected and was
joined with Somerset. Then Cambria and Bed
ford was connected for some years, Somerset elect
ing alone, and in 1857 Bedford and Somerset
were again united.
Neither Bedford or Somerset had sufficient
taxables, according to the ratio then cstablish
ed, to entitle them to a member. The ratio
was 5976. Somerset had 5254 and Bedford
5197. And Mr. Cessna, in order to obviate the
crushing•force of this fact upon his claims to a
seat from Bedford county, undertakes to con
strue the latter clause of the 4th section as
meaning " that when a new county has once
obtain& the number of taxables agreeable to
the ratio then established, it is forever after en
titled to a separate representation, no matter
how far it may fall short of it at the times of
subsequent enumerations and apportionments.
A construction that is directly in opposition to
its plain words and obvious meaning. " But
no county hereafter erected shall be entitled to
a separate representation until a sufficient num
ber of taxable inhabitants shall be contained
within it to entitle them to' one representative,
agreeably to the ratio which shall THEN be es,
tablished." Now what does this word then refei
to? Certainly to the several periods of making
the enumeration and fixing the apportionment
by the legislature as contained in the previous
And any county not being an original county,
and failing to have at any one of the several
periods of enumeration and appointment agree
ably to the ratio which is then established W
positively prohibited by the Constitution from
having a separate representative. Adthitting,
Mr. Cessna, now then that Bedford county as
she now is, and not as she was in 1790, is enti
tled to have at least one representative, although
she had not the number of ~taxables, Somerset
was not an original county, and can make no
such claims ; and having fallen behind the ra
tio then, in 1857, established,iis properly and of
necessity connected with another county la rep
resentation. And with what other can she be
more fairly joined than with the original county
to which she belonged.
But even if Somerset should have had
the requisite number it was a matter entirely
at the discretion of the Legislature ; depending
upon their judgment of the necsssity or con
venience of so doing, in districting the State. For
the latter clause of the 4th section of the constitu
tion is merely declaratary of aright which the new
counties should not have, and not a positive en
actment that they should uzve a seperate represen
tation, whenever they had the full ratio of taxa
bles at the time of making the apportionment. If
they had the number, it would be proper and con
stitutional for the Legislature to give them a
member. But ex-necessitate it must depend
upon its position and connection with other
counties which had not the ratio, and which
the constitution positively direct shall not have
a seperate representation and must be connected
with some adjoining county. To take any
other view, is to say we have had no constitu
tional apportionment from 1801 to the present
time. And that under the present apportionment
there are now in the Legislature 22 members
from unconstitutional districts. The following
table, including the two from Bedford and
Somerset, gives an exhibit of these districts—
one or more counties in which would be- entitled
to separate representation, having more than
the ratio of 5,976 taxables,
Lehigh ST, Carbon
Lycoming S.; Clinton... 2
Cumberland & Perry... 2
Franklin & Fu1t0n....2
Armst'g & Westmorer d 3
Beaver & Lawrence.... 2
Mercer Sz. Venango.. . 2
Clarion & Forrest 1
Crawford & Warren.. ..2
Potter & Tioga
But the law being merely directory, it is a
matter of favor or convenience resting upon
the judgment of the legislature. And surely
in the matter of doubtful interpretation of the
constitution, that one, which has been unques
tioned, and sanctioned for three-quarters of a
century by the legislature and the people, is
not now to be overturned, when there are but
two years left within which the question can be
mooted. For the amendment of 1857 going
into effect in 1864,_ has abolished the whole idea
of separate representation as embodied in the
2d and 4th sections of the constitution of 1790,
as impracticable and unfitted to the ever-charg
ing condition of population and geographical
boundaries which pertains to these times. In
1790 there were but 21 counties, while at the
last apportionment there were 65.
Mr. Cessna claims to have obtained the opin
ion of many eminent lawyers and judges, all of
whom support the position taken by him.—
Granting that he has such opinions, upon
what are they based—on the statement of the
case as he puts it, not on the facts as they
really are, and of which they may have known
nothing. He has no opinion whatever that
touches the points, made in this argument, based
upon the law and the facts. And I venture to
assert that he never will obtain any. But as it
is notorious that lawyers as well as judges will
differ, he is careful not to inform us what emi
nent lawyers and judges, in the course of his ap
plications for opinions,
decided the case
against him. It needs no one particularly
versed in the law to form a correct judgment in
this matter. And I venture to say that nine
tenths of the voters of the State will undertake
to say that they can and do understand it. And
if the outrage of throwing from his seat Mr.
HOTTSEROLDER, a member acknowledged to be
duly elected by the voters of the district, form
ed by the only proper authority, is perpetrated,
it will be met by such a howl of indignation,
such universal derisiod and contempt, as
should make its authors and perpetrators quail.
Counsel for Geo. W. Householder.
Pennsylvania Legislature.
TirEeDAT, Tan. 14, 1862
The Senate met at 11 o'clock, A.. M. Prayer
was offered by Rev. Mr. R. Dewitt.
Mr. REILLY presented a petition of two
hundred and sixty-four citizens of West Penn
township, Schuylkill county, praying f..r the
repeal of the act of February 17, 1859, relating
to a stricter accountability of public officers, so
far as the law relates to said township. Re
ferred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. CLYMER one from Samuel J. Walker,
petting forth an affidavit showing that he has
erroneously overpaid colateral inheritance tax
on the estate of Joseph Sellers, deceased, and
asking that the same be refunded. Referred
to the ComMittee on the Judiciary.
Mr. CLYMER read in place a bill, entitled
" an Act to refund to Samuel J. Walker certain
monies erroneously paid by him as colateral
inheritance tax on the estate of James Sellers,
deceased. Referred to the Committee on the
Judiciary System.
Mr. BOUGHTER one to incorporatilthe Har
risburg Exchange and Mercantile Company.
Referred to the Committee on Corporations.
The Senate, after a protracted debate, refused
by a tie vote to concur in the amendments of
the House to the joint resolution of the Senate,
providing' for the payment of ten days' ser
vices to the retiring officers of the last Legis
The chairman of the committee on the part
of the Senate of the joint committee of the
two Houses, authorized to contract for the pub
lication of a daily Legislative Record, sub
mitted a report, accompanied by a contract
made with George Bergner, which ,was read
and unanimously concurred in.
The Senate then adjourned.
The House was called to order at 11 o'clock,
The SPEAKER announced the following
Standing Committees for the session:
Ways and Means—Messrs. Armstrong, Smith,
(Chester,) Bigham, Abbott, Ross, (nzerne,)
Alexander, Pershing, Chatham, Craig, Windle,
Zeigler, Gamble, Beaver, Brown, (Mercer,) and
Judiciary, (General)—Messrs. Scott, Williams,
Smith, (Chester,) Shannon, Strang, Banks, Yin
cpnt, Brown, (Northumberland,) and Dennis.
Judiciary (Local)—Messrs. Bigham, Duffield,
Pershing, Chatham, Ziegler, Cochran, Ryon,
Greenbank and Bliss.
Pensons and Gratuities—Messrs. Bliss, Graham,
Grant, Ross, (Mifflin,) sates, Potteiger and Rus
Estates and Escheats.—Messrs, Strang, Kaine,
Vincene, M'Culloch, Quigley, Blanchard and
Agriculture and Manufactures —Messrs. Gross,
Caldwell, Windle, Thompson, Barron, Hutch
man and Lehman.
Education—Messrs. Elliott, Duffield, Bliss,
Divine, Donley, (Greene,) Boileau, Early,
M'Clellan, Twitchell, Householder, Fox, Kline,
Rowland, Hopkins, (Philadelphia,) and Wim
Banks—Messrs. Crane, Ross, (Luzern,) Ab
bott, Tracy, Worley, Rhoads, Brown, (North
umberland,) Cochran, Gross, Neiman, Dennis,
Chatham and Hoffer.
Accounts—Messrs. Schrock, Gaskill, Twitch
ell, Rex, Kennedy, Labar and Fox.
Vice and Immordity—Messrs. Wakefield, Don
ley, (Greene,) Dennis, Warner, Vincent, Peters
and Hutehman.
Election Districts—Messrs. Rapper, Tutton,
Bates, Labar, M'Coy, Hall and Delone.
Claims—Messrs. Tracy, Worley, G-askill, Cow
an, Greenbank, Gamble, M'Culloch, Beebe and
Roads, Bridges and Canals—Messrs. Lichten
wanner, Hopkins, (Philadelphia,) Russell, Hess,
M'Manns, Peters, Ramsey, Rhoads and Pot
Corporations—Messrs. Banks, Cowan, Shrock,
Wildey, Kahle, Smith, (Philadelphia,) Henry,
Manus, ROBS, (Mitllin,) Ritter, El'Clellan,
Kenedy, Rex, Busby and Quigley.
Library—Messrs. Williams, Smith (Chester,)
and Armstrong.
New Counties and County Seats—Messrs. Blan
chard, Rapper, Beaver, Elliott, Ramsey, Hoo
ver, Wolf, Josephs, Lehman, Tutton and Hall.
Compare Bills—Messrs. Moore, Lichtenwall
ner, Early, Bowland and Busby.
Militia System —Messrs. Shannon, Hopkins,
(Washington,) Smith, (Philadelphia,) Scott,
Wimley, Crane and Myers.
Railroad—Messrs. Hopkins, (Washington,)
Alexander, Sellers, Moore, Dougherty, Myers,
Tate, Craig, Barron, M'Makin, Freeland. Don
nelly (Philadelphia) and Grant.
Oily Passenger Railroads—Messrs. Wildey, Hap
per, Divine, Graham, M'Coy, Caldwell, Weid
ner, Ritter, Brown, (Mercer,) Thompson and
s. Taxables.
Lehigh 10,000
Carbon 4500
Lycoming 7474
Clinton - 3600
Cumberland . . . 7904
Perry '4700
Franklin 8381
Fulton 1898
Armstrong . . 6871
Westmored. 11,432
Beaver 6101
Lawrence 5026
Mercer. 7328
Venango 4814
Clarion 6263
Forrest ' 212
Crawford 9674
Warren 3769
Tioga 6618
r Potter 2000
Hines and Minerals —Messrs. Ryon, Boillen,
Householder, Wakefield, M'lliackin, Has,
Wolf, Hoover, Delone, Josephs, Donnelly,
(Philadelphia,) Kline and Weidner.
Printing—Messrs. Cowan, Neiman, Sellers,
Tate and Henry.
Public Buildings—Messrs. Duffield, Dougherty
and Freeland.
Mr. GROSS submitted the following :
Whereas, Some six hundred men were ille
gally recruited in the county of Allegheny for
the purpose of being attached to Col. Lamon's
brigade in Virginia ; and it having been ascer
tained that said men are in a destitute and
suffering condition, therefore
Resolved, That the Governor of Pennsylvania
be requested to furnish to this House, as soon
as possible, all the facts connected with the
case, and indicate at the same time in what
manner relief can be afforded.
Mr. HOPKINS, (Washington,) offered a re
solution that the • :ommittee on the Judiciary
System be instructed to bring in a bill for the
repeal of an act of the last session of the Leticia
latuie entitled "An Act for the repeal of the
Tonnage Duties ;" agreed to.
Mr. HOPKINS, (Philadelphia,) offered a re•
solution that this House will proceed on Wed
nesday next at 12 o'clock is, to the selection of
a committee to investigate and try the con
tested erection in the case of RICHARD WILDWZ,
now a sittino• b member of this Legislature.
The resolution, after &protracted debate, was
adopted, as follows:
.YrAs—Messrs. Banks,Barzon,Boileatt,Brown,
(Northumberland ,)Caldwell, Cowan, Craig, Del
lone, Divins, Donley,(GreenejDonnelly,(Phils
delphiadDuffi. id, Early,Gaskill,Graharn,Green
bank, Gross, Hess, Hoffer. Hoover, Hopkins,
(Philadelphia,) Hopkins, (Washington,) Keine,
Kline, Lobar, Lichtenwallner, M'Culloch, Mc-
Mackin, M'Manus, Neiman, Pershing, Peters,
Potteiger, Quigley, Rex, Rhoads, Ross,(Kifflind
Rowland, Ryan, Scott, Shannon, Tate, Thomp
son, Raton, Wakefield, Weidner, Wimley,
Wolf, Worley and Zeigler-50.
NAYS—Messrs. Abbott, Alexander,
strong, Bates, Beaver, Beebe, Bighorn, Blanch
ard, Bliss, Brown, (Mercer,) Bushey. Chatham,
Cochran, Dennis, Dougherty, Elliott, Fox,
Freeland, Gamble, Grant, Rapper, Henry,
Householder, Hutchman ' Josephs, Kennedy,
Lehman, M'Clehan, M'Coy, Moore, Myers,
Ritter, Ross, (Luzerne,) Russell, Schrock, Sel
lers, Smith, (Chester,) Smith, (Philadelphia,)
Strang, Tracy, Twitchell, Vincent, Warner,
Windle and Rowe—Speaker--45.
So the question was determined in the af
The House then adjourned.
A7"JONES' STORE" there are a few
And some other Goods which will be sold be-
low cost to close out
OWN ER WANTED.—A fine New found
land Dog followed a gentleman to town several
dayisince. The owner of the animal can procure suck
information as will lead to his discovery by calling at
this °Mee. jl4-Std
ON Saturday evening last, between the
Old School Presbyterian church and market Square,
a small LAVA BREASTPIN, Any one returning the
same to No. 9, Market Square, will be suitably rewarded.
j 13 d2t*
AT THE OLD SPAN!) corner of the alley, next to the
Court House, Market street, Harrisburg, Pa.
Thankful for the patronage heretofore bestowed upon
the late firm of A. Hummel & Co., we trust by strict at
tention to business, and by keeping a well semknio atom
es Goons to merit a continuance of the same.
Please call and examine our near and Mess before
buying elsewhere.
janll.lyd A HUMMEL
Goods are purchased direct from he manufactures for
cash enabling them to sell very low.
11HE subscribers have this day formed a
Limited Partnership under the act or Assembly in
such case made and provided, under the firm of Charles
L. Bailey , & Bro., the general nature of the busi
ness to be transacted is the manufacture of
boiler plate and tank Iron, The general partners
therein are Charles L. Bailey, and George Bailey, reSid
lag in the City of Harrisburg, Pa., and the special
partner is Morris Patterson, residing in the city of Phila.
delpnia. The amount of capital in actual cash payment,
which the said Morris Patterson has contributed to the
common stock is twelve thousand eve hundred dollars.—
The said partnership is to commence January lit, 1862.
and Is to terminate December 31st, 1566.
CHAS. L. BAILEY, 'General
MORRIS PATTERSON, Special Partner.
Harrisburg, Jan. 1, 1962..—jall.dftts
supply or the above, embracing every variety ; just re
ceived and for sale by
FRESH FRIIIT.—In Hermetically seal
ed Cans, a large lot comprising Peaches, Tomatoes,
Sweet Corn, and a select assortment ot Preserves and
Jellies, just recleved and for sde by
.110 WM. DOCK, Jr., & Co.
BUTTER and EGGS constantly
on hand and for sale by
Plain and 'Figured Repel
Rich Figured all Wool DalaiLes,
Plain Merinoes and Cashmeres,
Fancy Paris Dress Silks,
Superior Plain Colored Dress Silks,
Warranted makes of plain black silks,
New Styles Low Priced Delaines
Next door to the Harrisburg Bauk Market Square.
and Retail, for Bale by NICHOLS k BOWMAN.
.1 9 corner Front and Market weans.
large supply of this Celebrated CoLnejust. recoil's&
by [A] WM. DOGS, Jr., &Co.
- DIME Fresh Ground and Whole Spice,
Pepper, Aispice, Cinnamon Nutmegs an I Mace at
j 6 corner Front and Market streets.
NEW Fruits, Currents, klaisins, Citron
and Lemons, at the new Wholesale and Retail. Gro
cery and Provision Store, corner teiront and Market
street, Harrisburg, Pa.
A large invoice or New Styles of French Biaato&
Shawls received this morning by
The preamble and resolution was adopted
New `Abwrtistments.
corner Front and Market streets
WM. DOCK, Jr. , & Co