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Tamar, March 26 1862
The Senate convenel at 3 o'clock, P. M.
The Speaker in the chair.
Mr. WHARTON moved to take up the bill
relative to castings.
Not agreed to.
The resolutions from the House relative to
river and harbor defences ware taken up and
The supplement to the Sullivan coal compa
ny was passed.
The supplement to the general insurance law
The bill to incorporate the Philadelphia and
Eastern transportation company, was post
The Senate considered and passed various
HOW OF REPRESENTATIVES.
TIMISDAT March 26 1882
The House re easembled at three o'clock, P
Agreeably to order,
The House:resumed the consideration of the
bills on the private calender, on the second and
House bill No. 513, an act authorizing the
trustees of the Proprietors' fund of Plymouth
township, in the county of Luzerne, to appro
priate said fund towards the purchase of a farm
and poor house for the use of said township.
Senate bill No. 287, an act to extend the act
relating to sheriff's and prothonotary's costs in
Luzerne county, approved the 17th day of Feb
ruary, 1859, to the counties of Dauphin and
House bill No. 616, an act to legitimte the
children of Richard Potter and Ann Jane, his
Senate bill No. 63, an act relating to actions
for trespass in the township of Milford 'and
Fermanaugh, in the county of Juniata.
House bill No. 618, an act explanatory of cer
tain acts relative to the inspectors of buildings
in the city of Philadelphia.
House bill No. 619, an act authorizing the
assessors and collectorsi of razes in Plane Grove
township, in the county of Lawrence, to assess
and collect taxes on certain land and other
House bill No. 620, an act granting a pension
to Henry Welsh, a disabled soldier.
Senate bill No. 181, an act granting a pension
to S. W. Cole, a disabled soldier.
House bill No. 622, an act granting a pension
to Henry Stewart, a disabled soldier.
Passed finally . .
House bill No. 626, an act relative to Alle
gheny city market houses.
House bill No. 527, an act to encourage the
destruction of wolves, panthers and other wild
animals in Cameron county.
House bill No. 528, an act declaring Fuller's
run, in Jefferson county, a public highway.
House bill No. 630, a supplement to the act
to prevent cattle, horses, sheep and hogs from
running at large in the county of Delaware, ap
proved February 22, i. D. 1860, extending the
law to Chester county.
House bill No. 534, a supplement 'to an act,
entitled "An Act to lay out a road from Kit-
tanning, Armstrong county, to Franklin, Van
ango county," passed May 1, A. D. 1861."
House bill No. 535, a further supplement to
the act to incorporate the borough of Edinborol ,
in the county of Erie.
House bill No. 537, supplement to an act,
entitled "An Act to incorporate the Brady's
Bend iron company," approved the 9th day of
April, A. D. 18ti1.
House bill No. .538, an act to incorporate the
Chestnut Hill cemetery association.
House bill No. 639, an act to authorise the
stockholders of the Mansfield iron works, in the
county of 'Hoge, to hold an eleotion.
House bill No. 640, an act to incorporate the
Mount• Union, Slairleysburg and Orbisonia turn
pike road company.
Senate. bill No. 283, an act extending the
lime for paying the enrolment tax of the Kit
tanning water company.
House bill No. 643, an act to enlarge the
boundaries of the borough of West erreenville,
in Mercer county.
Senate bill No. 825, an act supplementary to
the act incorporating the congregation of the
United Brethren of the town of Nazareth and
House bill No. 647, an act to incorporate the
Winslow colliery. .
Senate bill No. 878, an act to incorporate the
Philadelphia drug exchange. .
Senate bill No. 809, an act to incorporate the
Douglas mutual live stock association of Barks
House bill No. 651, an act to correct a clerical
error in a supplement to an act to incorporate
the Wilkesbarre water company, approved the
lit day of May, 1861.
House bill No. 558, a further supplement to
an act, entitled " An Act to incorporate the
Philadelphia and Crescent navigation company.
Rouse bill No. 654, a further supplement to
the ant incorporating the Allen gas company,
in the county of Lehigh.
House, bill No. 556, an act to Incorporate the
Philadelphia and Nevr Jersey ferry company
INDEPENDENT 1N ALL THING'S-NEUTRAL IN NONE•
HARRISBURG, PA, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 26, 1862
House bill No. 666, an act to incorporate the
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran congregation of
the borough of Mechanics. urg and its'viciulty
in Cumberland county.
House bill No. 558, a suppplemeut to an act,
entitled "An Act relative to the collection of
State . and county taxes in the borough of Kutz
town, in Berks county.
• Passed finally, with amendment.
Senate bill No, 67, a supplement to an aot
relating to roads and highways in West Lampe
tie. township, Lancaster county.
Senate bill No. 192, an act establishing 4 fee
bill in certain cases in the county of Dauphin.
House bill No. 571, supplement to the act
incorporating the Wyoming and the Pittston
House bill No. 574, a supplement to an act to
incorporate the Pittsburg Dollar savings insti
tution, passed the 27th day of April, A. D.,
House bill No. 576, an act to authorize Hi
ram Woods to erect a ferry over the Allegheny
river, in Warren county.
House bill No. , 676, an: act to authorizeEd-
Ward G. Hayes, of the toWias'hip of Fox, in the
county of Elk, to work one-half of hie annual
assessed road tax on the road leading from the
Itidgway road, at or near Eli P. Kyley's to his
House bill No:580, an act to incorporate the
Oley turnpike road company -"
House bill No. 681, a further supplement to
an act incorporating the , Wellsboro and Tioga
plank road company.
House bill No. 583, an act to lay out a State
road iu Fayette and Westmoreland counties:
House bill No. 683, an act for the openingof
Clearfield street from Amber, late Waterloo
street, to . Frankford road in the Twenty-fifth
ward, city of Philadelphia." -
Itodse•bill No. 684, a supplement to the act
incorpurating the East Liberty.and Penn town
s* plank road company, approved the 6th day
of April, A. D. 185.2.
Famed !Malty. .
House bill No. 686, an act vacating a certain
street and alley in the borougu of Easton, in
the county of Northampton.
House bill No. 686, an act to inoorponitis the
Lackawanna bridge company.
. House bill No. 587,
.an act relative to boats
and water• crafts 011 the Erie extension canal.
Senate bill No. 389, an. act relative to certain
annuities granted to the Catholic . church In
Haycock township; in Buckicounty.
House bill . No. 07, an act for the relief of
House bill No. 698, supplement to the act
incorporating the House of Refuge of western
Pennsylvania, approved the 22d day of April,
House bill No. 699, an aot extending the
provisions of an act relative to billiard rooms
in Bedford county, to Carbon county.
• Passed finally.
House bill No. 600, an act relative to the ap
pointment of commissioners, &c., in Montgom
Passed finally, amended by the insertion of
" auditors," in lieu of " commissioners."
Senate bill No. 467, a farther supplement to
an act concerning the. New York and Middle
Coal Field railroad company, approved the 11th
day of April, 1869.
House bill No. 601, an act to authorize the
Surveyor General to furnish copies of certain
surveys to the county surveyor of Somerset
House bill No. 602, supplement to the act,
entitled " Air Act for the relief of Dickinson'
college, in the borough of Carlisle, in the
county of Cumberhind," passed the 29th day
of January, 1862.
House bill No. 603, an act to repeal an act
approved the 17th day of February, A. n. 1869,
entitled " An Act to secure a stricter account
ability of certain public officers in Schuylkill
county, so far as the same relates to the town
ship of Wayne, Schuylkill county."
Passed finally, amended by the insertion of
the words " East Norweigan and Hubly town
ships," after "Wayne."
Senate bill No. 390, an act to authorize the
school directors of the independent school dis
trict of Borough township, in the county of
Beaver to borrow money.
House bill No. 605, a supplement to the act
passed the 80th day of March, 1859, entitled
"An Act for the better securing the compensa
tion of labor in the county of Lucerne."
House bill No. 606, an act to extend to Som
erset county the provisions of the seventh sec
tion of an act passed for Schuylkill county,
entitled "An Act for defraying the expenses of
the investigation in the case of the Freeport
House bill No. 608, an act to authorize a sale
of martin real estate in the city of Philadelphia,
late the property of Martha Ann Buckingham,
and the re-investment of the proceeds thereof
in the State of New Jersey.
House bill No. 610, an act authorizing the
auditors of Forest county to re:audit all the
accounts of C. J. Fox, and the county ac
counts of John S. Brandon, late treasurer of
Senate bill No. 146, a supplement to an act
passed the 29th day of March, 1859, entitled
"An Act to prevent fishing with•nets, seine
and set-nets, in the East Conocheague creek,
below the borough of Chamberabnrg, on the
lands owned by Bernard Wolff and William
Eloper, known as the •Hollywell paper mill
House bill No. 614, a supplement to an act
to amend the road laws of Ildoutgoinery county.
Passed finally—yeas 50, nays 31
No. 148, an act to authorize the
supervisors of the township of Shrewsbury, in
the county of York, to collect the road taxes in
House, bill No 616, an act to establish a pub
lic ferry ever the Allegheny river, above the
mouth.Of Oil creek, in Vecango county.
Hi:alio bill No. 617, an act to repeal an act to
appoint road commissioners to take chargd of a
portion of the Warren. and Ridgwoy turnpike
road in Elk and Forest counties, passed April
15, a. D. 1858.
Senate bill No. 405, an act relative to the
Philadelphia and Reading railroad company.
Suppleinent to. an . act to incorporate the
Shamokin and Bear Valley coal company.
House bill No. 481, an act extending the
provision of the fourth section of an act, ap
proved April 14, 1851, relative to the New York
and Erie railroad, to the Delaware, Lackawan
na and Western railroad, in Monroe and North
House bill No. 491, an act appropriating the
military tax of Warren county to the relief
fund of said county.
House bill No. 504, an act for the more ef
fectual protection of the owners of logs and
lumber on , the Susquehanna river.
The House then Adjourned.
BITER ' H.
General 13nell's Entire Army in Motion
SUPPRESSION OF REBEL NEWSPAPERS
PRO(=IATION OF GOV. JOHNSON.
SP,EECH OF HON. EMERSON ETHERIDGE.
TIER UNION FEELING GAINING GROUND.
Resumption of Business at Nsushville.
Brutal Treatment of Union Prisoners.
Reported Capture of ths Rebel Fort Pike,
near New Oilcan
Crucaao, March 26
The btaiiiville correspondent of the limes
arrived. at Cairo, and reports that Gen. Bueit's
entire army is under movement, Gen. ilttcheli
Goy. Johnson has put the newspapers under
military rules, and Liss' suppressed one or two.
He has issued a prociamanou of a conciliatory
chanibter, in winch he said he desired to wiu
the people hack to the IJuiuu, but should deal
Hon. ;Emerson Etheridge made a speech.
He said slavery would be anolielied if we could
nut ccniquor them in any other way. A
Government was to go into operation this week,
and a wanting given that any one uttering
treason should be arrested. The Union feel
ing is gaininuround. Business is pretty much
resumed, • and all the stored are again open
with prices much reduced.
• FROH ANOTHER CORRESPONDENT.
GULAG°, March 25.—An, arrival from Mem
phis brings intelligence that two hundred fed
eral prisoners were made victims of much abuse
at the hands of their guards. One of them was+
shot for looking out of one of the windows of
Three gunboats are on their way at Memphis,
but it will take some time yet to complete
At Randolph there are only four guns moun
- Fort Pillow is strongly fortified, mounting
twenty-five, sixty-four and thirty-two pound-
Fort Pike, New Orleans, is reported to be in
our bands. lc is a temporary structure mount
ing three or lour guns.
F ROM BALTI MORE.
Arrival of Rebel Prisoners Captured at the
Battle Near Winchester.
BA/111/(01M, March 25
Two hundred and thirty rebel prisoners, cap
tured at the battle•of Winchester, arrived here
this afternoon. They have been provided with
quarters in the north wing of the new city jail.
They are more comfortable, probably, than
they have been for many months.—
They were miserably dirty, and about
as urusoldierly looking a crowd as ever were
seen. All of them were Virginians except five
or six battalions who left here before the war
broke out. One of the prisoners on reaching
his quarters threw up his hat and exclaimed—
" Thank God,•l'm in the United States once
more." Others congratulated themselves at
the prospect of getting comforts which they
admitted they had not had for some time.
FROM GEN. BANK'S CORPS D'-
OUR ARMY AT STRASBURG.
THE RETREAT OF THE =Edit.
WMI=IGTON, March 25
Information received to-day shows that our
army was at Strasburg this morning, and that
the retreat of , the enemy is a night.
• No detail, of the battle near Wincheiter, on
Sunday, have been received. The officers and
correspondents were too busy yesterday in pur
suing the rebels to find time to give informs
tiOn to the public, and our army camped lest
might several miles distant from any telegraph
Important Southern News.
Confirmation of the Reported Capture
of the Pirate Nashville.
THE CONDITION OF FORT MACON.
AFFAIRS AT FORT PICKENS.
REPORTED EVACUATION OF PENSACOLA BY
The Guns of the Rebel Batteries Turned
'Landward, Expecting an Attack in the
NEW 'nits, March 25
Further intelligence received by the steamer
Peabody, seems to confirm the capture of the
rebel steamer Nashville, and says that she is
but slightly damaged. The letters also state
that Fort Macon is very little injured by the
attempt to blow it up.
The news by the Peabody is said to be one
day later than that received at Fortress Monroe
by the steamer Chancellor Livingston.
The brig Yankee Blade has arrived from Fort
Pickens, with dates to the 11th, and from Key
West to the 17th inst.
The United States steam frigate Mississippi
bad left Fort Pickens fur Ship Island.
The gunboat New London arrived at Fort
Pickens on the 9th, and the sloop-of-war Vin
cennes had also arrived.
The impression was that General Bragg had
left Pensacola, and 'parties viewing the rebel
batteries with glasses say that the guns are
tui ned inland, probably in expectation of a visit
from General Butler.
Four contrabands, who escaped from there,
say that there are but 3,000 troops at Pensacola,
and they are poorly armed.
The steamer R. R. Cuyler arrived at Key
West on the 17th with the mails from New
York to the 4th of March.
The Niagara, Cuyler, Grey Feather and six
or eight gunboats were in port.
A transport screw steamer, filled with troops,
passed Key West the 17th, bound west.
PROM SAN FRANCISCO.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 17
Arrived—bark Egypt. from Bordeaux; Erni-
Weir, from Malaga, Wilhelm /Kircher ' from
Rio, and steamer Panama, from Mazatlan;
ship George Washington, from Honolulu, add
bark Mary, from New York. Sailed—ship Eli
zabeth Cushing, for Valaparaiso ; Ring-Leader;
.or Japan, carrying the United States Minister
Pruyn and suite
The Panama brings dates from Mazatlan up
to the Sth. The latest news received there from
Arizona represent that country as almost de
populated on account of secession and the hos
tilities of the Indians. Davis' troops, number
ing nine nundred, were awaiting reinforcements
at Tubnc, for the purpose of taking Fort You
ma, in California, but most of the five regi
ments of the California volunteers are in that
portion of the State, and would be glad to meet
an invading army.
XXXVIIth Congreed--First Session.
WASHINGTON, March 26
Mr. Suntsza, (klass.,) from the Committee on
Federal Relations reported back the bill in re
lation to administering the oath of allegiance to
Amei lean citizens in foreign countries.
On motion of Mr. Fours (Vt.,) the resolution
to transfer the superintendency of the Capitol
extension and dome from the War Department
to the Department of the Interior, was taken
Mr. FEsszsusa (Me.) opposed the transfer.
Mr. HALE, (N. H.,) said that when the exten
glen was first commenced, it was placed under
the superintendency of the Interior Depart
ment, and remained there until the advent of
Pierce and Davis's administration. Before that
a civilized and Christian plau of building was
employed; but this was afterward changed, and
the present trap made. In many places the
walls up above have been left to go to pieces,
and are going to pieces; white Italian artists
are employed at extravagant prices away down
in the basement, to decorate a wall two or three
stories below daylight.
Mr. Four said that there was an urgent neces
sity that the work should be completed in or
der to save it. It should never have been
transferred from a civil to the War department,
and never would have been but to satisfy the
ambition of Davis. It was afterwards certainly
to saris y the rapacity of Floyd. He ventured
to assert that this trausferhad cost the Govern
ment three or four millions of dollars. The
original estimate was two millions, and the
building had already cost six millions.
Mr. Summar, (Ohio,) offered an amendment
that mosey appropriated for the capitol be
only expended in making the proper repairs.
The resolution was then adopted—yeas 34,
nays 3, viz: Messrs. Fessenden, Grimes and
The bill for the abolition of slavery in the
District of Columbia was then taken up.
Mr. Wrmori, (Mass.,) proceeded to speak in
favor of the bill. He referred to the contro
versy in Congress in 1789, as to the permanent
seat of the government. After a long struggle
the Southern men triumphed, and the capitol
was fixed on the banks of the Potomac. In
1801 Congress enacted that the barbarous, in
human, indecent and vulgar Colonial stave
laws of Maryland and Virginia should become
the laws of the American ret.ublic for the gov
ernment of the capital, and for two genera
tions the government has recognized the wicked
dogma that color is an evidence of slavery,
In 1827 a law was enacted in the District that
Colored persons at large without masters shall
t)e considered as absconding slaves, and .com
mitted to jail. Such legislation brought its own
fruit of injustice, dishonor and shame. Colored
men and women are taken to jail, and may be
sold to perpetual servitude, because, though
f,ttamjl tU i fftrus.
having procured Steam Power Premix, we are prepar •
ed to execute JOB add BOOR PRIMING of every desert-
Bon , cheaper than it cau be done at any other establish
ment in the country.
R A I ES OF ADVRIITISING
41t - Four lines or lees consatute one-half square. Right
Ines or more thou foer eousthute a square.
Hair Square, one day
one Week ...........
six months, ,
One,Square, one day,
one Week_ ......
.... .... 2 00
.... 8 50
three months ...., ... a ......... b 00
six months .... 10 00
ti one year ' 15 00
/Or Burliness notices inserted in the L•mt
before Idarriges and Deaths, FIVE CENTS "T Column, or
R ir.irvv. r,
W Marriges and Wean to be charged as regular ad.
free, they could not pay jail fees. Thus human
beings were I-old to bondage in the "'capital of
the freest country in the world. Justice to this
wronged and oppressed race demands that this
corrupt and corrupting doctrine be repudiated
and condemned by the government of the Uni
In 1836, the corporation of Washington
enacted a law that every free colored person
must exhibit to the mayor Satisfactory evidence
of his title to freedom, and give bonds for
good behavior It also passed another act that
no meeting of colored persons should be held
after ten o'clock ; and made it the duty of the
policemen to disperse such meetings. By an
other ordinance it legalized traffic in slave for
the sum of four hundred dollars.
Mr. KENNEDY said he wisted to enter a most
solemn protest in the name of Maryland against
the measure preferred by the bill. He knew
that Maryland was too small, and had too few
white population to attempt any successful re
sistance against any combined attempt of either
powerful section, and might be that she cannot
by protest or otherwise obtain her rights as an
equal under the Constitution. He.non
tended that the faith of the government
pledged to Maryland and Virginia not to inter
fere with slavery in the District. The citizens
of the district desire, and have made no appli
cation for any emancipation, and Congress Has
no right to interfere with it, than the citizens
of Maryland or Virginia. He quoted at con
siderable length from the report of the com
mittee of the House of Representatives in
1836 against the interference with slavery
in the District. Iu his judgment, slavery
was a doomed institution in the State of
Maryland, and did nut need any stimulus
to accelerate its decease, and any such attempt
would be attended with most disastrous conse
quences. The war bad already cut off all the
recources of Maryland, and the passage of this
measure would utterly disorganize the agricul
tural condition, cause emigration of the best
population and tend to the utter ruin of the
State. That little State expended upwards
of sixty millions in the last thirty years and
what good is going to result to the north from
the scheme which result in the ruin of a sister
The amendment is that persons libmated by
by act shall within thirty days he removed at
the expenses of the federal government to
northern States, without any action, the Senate
HOUSE OF REPRESEN PATIVES
The House passed the Senate bill providing
for the settlement of the accounts of the oft
cers and crew of the frigates Congress and Cum
berland, the books having been lost or destroy
ed in the recent naval engagement at Hampton
Oa motion of Mr. CAM:MILL the consideration
of the Pacific railroad bill was postponed and
made the special order fur Tuesday next.
The House then went into committee of the
whole on the State of the Union, and resumed
the consideration of the Tax bill.
Mr.Wenswonnt,(Ky.,) offered an amendment
to the clause defining what a circus is, so as to
include prestidigitation, ring -master and clown
Mr.Cox,(Ohio,) said the House last year com
menced taxation at the wrong.end by operating
on tea and coffee. Now, during our troubles,
it was proposed to tax the luxuries and recre
ations of life. The gentleman from Pennsyl
vania, (Mr. Stevens,) must be lost to the inno
cent days of childhood to tax a circus or theatre.
It amounted to a tax on Hamlet and Falstaff.
It was taxing "A New Way to Pay Old Debts,"
"Raising the Wind," and, it had been suggest
ed, "Box and Cox."
In this he spoke with feeling. [Renewed
laughter.] Why not tax the performance last
night at Cincinnati, and put a tax on eggs,
which, it is reported, were freely used there ?
How could they tax a gentleman who turas
three somersets in the air, and catches three
rings as he goes?
Mr. LOVEJOY wanted to know whether Mr.
Cox would tax those who turn somersets.
Mr. Cox replied that he was opposed to tax
ing such persona as the gentleman from Illi
nois, because that would be taxing Othello, and
would place the gentleman in a bad way, and
his "occupation would be gone!'
Mr. WADSWORTH'S amendment wag rejected.
Mr. HICKMAN offered an amendment, that
jugglers practicing slight of hand, pay twenty
dollars license. Adopted.
Mr. BLAKE submitted an amendment, impos
ing a tax of one dollar on each dog dealer.—
(Laughter.) He said although his proposition
excited merriment, it was important to Ohio,
where seventy-five thousand sheep were annu
ally killed by dogs, which were a nuisance.
Mr.Bhitirs subsequently withdrew the amend
Among other amendments adopted was the
Cattle brokers to pay a license of ten dollars;
itinerant venders of newspapers, bibles and re
ligious tracts are excepted from the definition
Mr. PENDLETON offered an amendment, which
was adopted, requiring lawyers and physicians
to pay a license of ten dollars.
Mr. BLAIR (M 0.,) proposed a new clause, pro
posing five dollars tax on each slave for life, and
three dollars on those held for a term of years.
Mr. CRISFIELD, (Md.,) protested against the
amendment in the name of the Constitution
and in the name of the people of loyal Mary
land. Not Mug would exasperate them more
than this measure, and might goad them into
Mr. LOVEJOY replied to Crisfield saying, he
liked not the boast of loyalty to ba coupled
with a menace.
Mr. Mautonx gave a few reasons why this
tax should not be imposed, one of which was
that the taxes are already burdensome. He ap
pealed to the great maw of conservative gen
tlemen here not to sanction the amendment.
Mr. BLAIR, defending h's position, did
not see why certain gentlemen should
get into a paroxysm of excitement whenever
this subject was named, as the North would
have to pay the bulk of the taxes, he did not
see why slaves,who are used as propertyPshould
not be taxed, there should be equality.
Mr. Blair's proposition was so amended as to
tax one dollar on slaves for life, between eight
and fifty years of age, and striking out that
part relating to service for a term of years.
'Num roes efforts were made to amend this,
but finally the entire proposition was defeated,
forty-one against sixty-two. The amendment
was adopted, providing that nothing in the bill
shall be construed to prevent any State from
imposing taxes upon any articles therein taken
or licenses required. Committee arose and ad
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