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Harrisburg, March 28, 1863.
Prof. 3torse 9 e Letter.
We invite the attention of our readers to this
admirable letter, which is published on our
first page. It is one of those pieces of sledge
hammer logic which falls with crushing force
upon those who provoke it. There will proba
bly be nothing worthy the name of reply at
tempted. The Abolition Post will waste a
little sophistry upon it, the philosopher Gree
ley will growl in his inimitable style, and Mr.
Field will make a speech at some League meet
ing, in which he will casually allude to it—
but that will be all—no answer will be at
Patient Endurance—Coming Danger.
There is no people on the face of the whole
earth, from the torrid to the frigid zone, any
where on its surface, more patiently enduring
under wrong, antl.putrage, and oppression,
acts aniaie&tition, by at -r oppressive pokey
of arbitrary rulers, by the insulting utterances
of mercenary writers and scribblers, or so ri
fled of their property by official plunderers,
and borne the wrong with such meek submis
sion. Whether honorable or dishonerable,
, this patient endurance under long and great
suffering is peculiar to our people. A proud
.and brave people, nurtured under the institu
tions and in the -very lap of Liberty, jealous of
•their rights, and even boastful of their ability
-to maintain them against the encroachments of
any power—the spectacle of their calmness,
, amounting almost to apathy, at a moment when
domestic tyranny is exerting itsutmost capacity
to extinguish every vestige of freedom and rule
,them with a rod of iron, is wonderful, astound
air; to other nations it must be incomprhenei-
Ile. We attribute it to to their dependence
upon the ballot—a weapon which has hereto
iforelmen all-sufficient, and would be hereafter
if left untrammeled. Bat evidences are thick
ening around us which make us fearful that
even -this resource will not long be left us un
impaired. When tyranny once takes root,
when it is permitted to catch the slightest hold,
being unscrupulous; its march is onward and
hard to stay. It never retrogrades until forced
do do so by a power superior to its own. It
Bever quits a hold once taken till its hands are
lopped eff, and sometimes its head also. We
have seen many acts of this administration to
condemn—many unconstitutional and arbitrary
acts which, but for the certain corrective we
had in the ballot, could not have been tamely
submitted to by a people loyal to the Constitu
tion and jealous of their freedom. They were
borne simply because it was better to correct
them peaceably by the elective franchise than
by violence. And that same course will be
adhered to, and many wrongs quietly endured,
as they have hertofore been, unless usurpation
strides too far, and ambition, in its haste to
reach the goal at which it aims, overleaps it
self, and exasperates where it has hitherto but
We would be faithless to our trust if we
failed to say that the signs of the times startle
us. There is evidently a storm brewing, to be
let loose at no very distant day. The doctrines
inculcated in an imperious tone from the rue
trum and in the administration press, are the
doctrines of despotism, ignoring the Constitu
tion and laws, and acknowledging power only
as lodged in the hands of the Executive, to be
exercised in pursuance of his single will, ma
king him omnipotent above the Constitution,
the laws and the people—sovereign over the
sovereigns that made him. There is not a day
that he is not called upon by his faithful vas
sals to give them immunity of action by an
imperial edict silencing their political oppo
nents—curbing the tongues of Democrats and
suppressing the Democratic press. It is to be
feared he will yield. A little resistance for
decency mkt, such as emar made to receiving
the imperial crown, and then a graceful acqui
escence. We cannot forget that but a few days
before the first emancipation proclamation ap
peared, the President disclaimed the power to
issue it, and declared that, if issued, it would
prove to be as ineffectual as the Pope's bull
against the comet.
W e cannot, therefore, whatever may be hie
j.ntentiong,_ or however pure his motives at
present, rely upon his power of resistance
against the importunities of political friends,
the is pressure" that has always heretofore
overcome his moral and constitutional scru
As intimately connected with this call upon
the Executive by. radical Abolitionists for the
suppression of speech and of the - presii,
notice with equal apprehension the vast efforts
which are being made to convert the whole
army into a political machine, to sustain by the
bayonet, if necessary, an administration which
cannot sustain itself by the ballot. We have
faith in the patriotism of the army that this
cannot be dene—but the attempt is startling.
Perhaps before now every army corps has had
its political preachers, with falsehood upon
their tongues, denouncing the Democracy as
enemies of a just war, enemies of the soldier,
and sympathizers with treason. Officers, in
stead of attending to their military duties,
have been holding political caucuses in their
marquees,getting up resolutions full of slanders
of the Democracy and fulsome adulation of the
administration, and sending them home to
Abolition journals for publication as the seal- I
ments of the army. Officers high in rank have
been guilty of publishing, under their own sig
natures, gross falsehoods against the Demo
eracy,whom they denounce as "Copperheads"--
and in every possible way, by every conceiva
ble appliance, the feelings of the gallant sol
diem have been operated upon to the prejudice
of a great party, which has been sincerely
their friend since the war commenced, and will
be to the end of it, defending them against
neglects and oppressions of the agents of the
administration, rejoicing in their victories and
mourning over their defeats. There is no limit
to the scorn which such truckling to power
and such disregard of truth and decency and
honor merits. The soldiers have been told
that the Democratic party is opposed to a vig
orous prosecution of the war and in fire or of a
dishonorable peace. A more unfounded false
hood never was conceived or uttered. It is
because we are in favor of a vigorous prosecu
tion of the war for the sake of a speedy and
honorable peace on the basis of a restored
Union and the supremacy of the Constitution,
that we are denounced. Every soldier knows
that the war has not been vigorously proleen
ted, because. it has hitherto been a war of poli
ticians, confided to them instead of to the
untrammeled judgment of military men ;
and every soldier knows that the war is
not now conducted far the purpose of re
storing the Non and re-establishing the reign
of the Constitution over all the States. It is
to the mismanagement and misdirection of the
war to which the Democracy, always true to the
Constitution and Union, have objected and still
object, and not to the war itself, a vigorous
prosecution of which for the purpose of re
storation and peace they have always suppor
ted, with a sacrifice of treasure and blood
which Abolitionism, with all its vaunting, has
failed to reach. It is to usurpations, and ty
ranny, and mismanagement, and corruption, to
imbecility and fanaticism, to the rejection of
high military talent for low political intrigue,
to wrongs inflicted alike upon the soldier and
the country, to a negro policy instead of a
anuaniafaig...airvannotAls tavinp ,
to the political condition it in prior to the
rebellion, that we object and will object until
wiser views and measures are adopted. It is
for this course that the Democracy have been
denounced by the enemies of the Constitution
and country and the mind of the army sought
to be poisoned against them. For pursuing
this honorable and patriotic course sustained
by the people, the enemies of law, order; the
Constitution and the Union, are now seeking
to convert the army into a political machine,
to be wielded by despotic power against them.
The soldiers have been told by political emis
saries and by the Abolition press that we are
sympathizers with rebellion. It is false—false
as hell. We hate rebellion, and want to see it
crushed. Why has it not been crushed ? Why
have not the rebel armies been dispersed, the
leading rebels hung, the rebellion suppressed,
and the Union restored ? This is what we have
wanted to see—what we yet want to see. Why
has it not been done ? Because the men who
wield the power are incompetent to the task—
or because they have determined to wage the
war for another, very different and unconsti
tutional purpose. We have no sympathy for
Jeff. Davis and his bane of traitors—but we
despair of seeing the treason of the South put
down by an administration that alike disre
gards the Constitution and common sense.
Under the guidance of military genius we
should have strong hope of a successful ter
mination of the war ; the politicians atash
ington can only complicate they cannot
overcome the difficulties in the way of
We solemnly protest against the efforts of
the administration lo tamper with the politi
tical sentiments of the army ; it is too dan
gerous a step to be passed unnoticed. We
protest, against the falsehoods which are used
to prejudice the minds of the soldiers—we ap
peal to the soldiers, as they value their own
rights and liberties, to resist them—and we
warn the people that a new danger threatens.
The mysterious disappearance of consid
erable numbers of horses belonging to the gov
ernment has led to the inquiry, which estab
lishes the fact that a regular organization of
horse thieves exists in the army.— Chicago Tri
*e should think that was somewhat of a
reflection upon the army to charge that a regu
lar organization of horse•thieves existed in it.
The Tribune, which makes the charge, is a
very bitter and offensive Abolition print. If a
Democratic paper had used this language, an
attempt would have been made to excite the
prejudices of the soldiers against the offender.
Yes, for less offences than this the soldiers
have been invoked to mob and destroy Demo
cratic printing offices, and for less offences,
in some instances they have done it. But sup
pose the charge of the Abolition Tribune to be
true, is it to be wondered at that the army
will Cake some small privileges in the way of
plunder ? They only follow ata great distance
the example of the Abolition thieves occupying
civil positions high and low, from the grade of
cabinet officers down to the lowest grades
known. What signifies the stealing of a few
government horses to the wholesale plunder
of millions by uncle Abe's civil pets? There
i 3 only this difference—the soldier who steals
a horse is considered a rascal and, if detected
is /severely punished, while the Cabinet Score
tary, the contractors, ship brokers, or trans
portation agents 'who gobble down millions,
are never punished, but, on the contrary, are
considered smart fellows, gentlemen; are ap
plauded, respected, courted, and rewarded with
fresh opportunities to gobble down more.—
That's the difference between a petty .army
horse-thief and a high civilian who plunders,
like an accomplished gentleman, on a snagnift
By steamer Washington arrived at New York
from Liverpool,• intelligence has been received
of a smart action between the Russians and
Poles, in which the former were defeated, and
the town, near which the action was fought,
The Welland canal will be opened on the
13th of April.
Joseph Cox, charged with having robbed
the firm of Weston and Destiek of $lO,OOO in
gold, has been arrested in Albany. A small
portion of the money has been recovered, and
the police are in hopes of securing the greater
part of it.
By arrivals at New York from Havana we
learn that the U. S. steamers Vanderbilt and
Sonora had arrived at the latter port and sailed
again. Admiral Wilkes has removed his flag
to the Sonora, where it will remain until the
arrival of the Juniata. The English steamer
Neptune, from St. Thomas, had arrived at Ha
vana in ballast and roported to be intended to
run the blockade. The United States steamers
Roanoke and Eagle had also arrived at Havana.
There was no later news from Mexico, and all
was quiet at St. Domingo.
A Calf° dispatch to Chicago, March . 31,
Last Wednesday eveniig the rams Lancaster
and Switzerland undertoc c. to run the batteries
at Vicksburg. As soon a.. they came , within
range the rebels opened a tremendous fire.,—
The Lancaster was struck thirty times. Her
entire bow was shot away, causing her to sink
immediately ; turning a complete somerset as
she went down. All the crew except two escaped.
The . Switzerland was disabled by a sixty
four pound ball penetrating the steam drum.
She floated down, the batteries still firing and
striking her repeatedly, until finally the Alba
tross ran alongside and towed her to the lower
mouth of the canal. The loss of life on her
is not ascertained.
On the way up, the Hartford and Albatross
encountered a battery at Grand Gulf more
formidable than those at Port Hudson. The
Hartford was struck fourteen times, and had
three men killed. Both vessels returned the
fire vigorously, and both were more or less in
It is stated that the expedition under. Gen.
Sherman, to the rear of Haine's Bluff, by way
of Steele's bayou and the Sunflower, had re
turned to Young's Point.
There is nothing definite from the Yazoo Pass
expedition. under Gen. Ross and Gen. Quimby.
A train between Memphis and Grand Junc
tion was captured by guerillas on Saturday.—
Forty persons were taken prisoners and pa
roled. A federal force has started from Moscow
in pursuit. • •
The rebel account of the attempt of the rams
to run the batteries at Vicksburg is as follows:
On the morning of the 25th four Federrl boats
were advancing toward our upper batteries at
Vicksburg. A vigorous fire was opened upon
them. Two were driven back and two passed
under a rakincfire. Onareceived a shot from
and the Albatross towed her out of danger of
The enemy has again appered in front of
Fort Pemberton. On Monday afternoon firing
was heard. The result is unknown.
A Cincinnati telegram, March 31, says :
The rebels are retreating from Kentucky ra-
pidly. Pegram, at last accounts, was south of
Stanford, hotly pursued, and is reported to
have been compelled to abandon his cattle and
4 Murfreesboro' dispatch sans Polk's corps,
consisting of Cheatman's, Withers' - and M'.
Cowan's divisions, have advanced within nine
teen miles of Murfreesboro'. Scouts affirm that
the rebels must attack or fall back, on account
of scanty subsistence.
Some troops passing through Columbus, 0.,
yesterday, became intoxicated and attempted
to pass the provost guard. Being resisted,
they commenced throwing stones and using
clubs at the guard, and the latter fired on
them, first with blank cartridge, then with
ball. Private Quinlan, of the Fifty-first Pena.
regiment, was mortally wounded. and Wright
and Alexander, of the Twenty-first Mamenu
setts, were slightly wounded.
Froth a Louisville dispatch, March 31, we
learn that Major Clarence Prentice, with twe
subordinate officers of the rebel army, came
into Louisville early this morning. They were
arrested this afternoon and sent to Camp Chase
this evening. The Federal forces are closely
pressing the rebels. They captured 140 rebels
near Stanford, and recaptured 2,000 head of
cattle whieh the rebels were taking from Ken
From Fortress' Monroe, March 80, we have
intelligence that rebels are almost daily coining
into our lines at Suffolk and Yorktown and
giving themselves up. They generally bring
their arms with them. Movements strongly
indicate the early evacuation of Richmond.—
One entire division of the army has arrived
from Fredericksburg, and the work of removing
the large guns and also the machinery from
the machine shops to Chattanobga has com
Here's a pretty kettle of fish from Yorktown,
March 30: yesterday morning about one hun
dred rebel infantry stole past s l ur pickets in
front of Williamsburg and quietly occupied the
place before daybreak. At dawn their cavalry
in front attacked our pickets, who fell back
upon the town, Here the iafaltty fired upon
them, killing two and wounding five s They
finally cut their way through End escaped to
Fort Magruder, except eight , or nine, who
were made prisoners. Our film numbered
about forty; those of the energy about three
hundred. Before our reinfortements could
come up, the enemy seized whattver they could
and made good their eeeape.
A dispatch from St. Louis, !larch 31, says
Maj. General Herron has been t}ssigned to the
command of the Army of the frontier. He
will leave for Southwest Missokri to-day, to
assume command. It is underitood that the
divisions of this army will be spiedily concen
trated for an important expedition against the
enemy. Gene. Vandever and Oime have been
ordered to report to Gen. Heron. General
Blunt's disirict is extended soul to the Ar
kansas river, and embraces the vesture tier of
counties of Missouri and Anemias. The
district of Southwest Missouri his bees erten_
ded to the Arkansas river, Gen! Schofield in
Rebel accounts from the Riamond papers
state that Gen. Morgan's guerillas had a cou
nt at Milton, Tenn., on the 20th inst., in which
they drove the Union troops two miles, when
they were reinforced, and the battle ceased.—
Gen. Morgan admits that his loss in (Akers
was very heavy. On the same authority we
have the fact that Gen.' Forrest captured 800
Union troops at Brentwood on the 26th tat.,
destroyed a house containing a large quantity
of commissary stores, burnt the railroad bridge,
tore up the track, and got possession of seven
teen loaded wagons.
The rebel privateers continue their depreda
tions. The Alabama burned on February 21
the splendid ship Golden Eagle, of New York,
bound for Queenstown, Ireland, with guano,
and destroyed on the same day the bark Olive
Jane, of Boston, bound from Bordeaux to New
York, with a rich cargo of wines and fruits.
The report that the rebel General Morgan,
was waunded in the recent fight at Milton,
Tenn., is said to be confirmed, He was shot
in the shoulder, and lost two fingers.
According to Southern accounts the rebels
are building impregnable fortifications at
Chattanooga, Where they appear determined to
make a desperate struggle. Gen. Bragg re
ports his entire loss in the battle with Rose
crane, at Murfreesboro, 'at 15,600. Seven
hundred officers were killed, wounded and mis
sing. The rebel army in Tennessee consists—
not counting in Price's forces—of 190 regi
ments of infantry and 76 regiments of cavalry,
the latter under Major-Gen. Wheeler—Van
Dorn being second in command. The Union
army is in fine condition, and ready for any job
which Roseerans may ask it to perform.
Another of those terrific battles, of which
we have daily accounts by telegiaph, has been
fought in Kentucky. A Louisville dispatch,
April 1, startles us with the following thrilling
information : Gen. Gilmore's forces attacked
the rebels under Gen. Pegram in a strong po
eition, near Somerset, yesterday, and fought
them for five or six hour:—the rebels were
badly whipped, and driven towards the river.—
The enemy outnumbered our strength two to
one. Oui loss did not exceed thirty—the rebel
loss is not stated. Lord, Lord, what poor
marksmen the enemy must have been. In a
strong position, after a six hours fight, they
only succeeded in hitting thirty of our men.
They outnumbered us two to one. All praise
to the gallantry . of Gen. Gilmore and his val
liant band! This almost equals the taking and
/retaking of Point Pleasant—loss, one killed, one
A Waehingion dispatch, received last night,
The schooner James Manley, formerly Le
Fonavril, of Baltimore, owned by Kooken, Zell
& Co., arrived at the steamboat wharf to-day,
in tow of a tug, having been engaged in a con
traband traffic which finds its way between the
rebels in Maryland and Virginia across the
Potomac near the extremity of the peninsula
between the Potomac and the Rappahannock.
The party of 25 contrabands captured on board
included several ex-Washingtonians of noto
The contraband goods captured make a very
large pile on the wharf, and attract much at
tention, embracing a large amount of supplies
of quinine, morphine, &o. ; rebel uniforms,
buttons, infernal machines of novel construc
tion, army blankets, forty oases of boots and
shoes, r matches , sos and coffee and
aildioarreue-mirrMTgytvg —— : m • -
gluts and North Carolina.
The letters, it is said, are of a character to
seriously compromise various parties in this
city and in Maryland, and the developments
of the underground operations of the rebels
thcy disclose will prove of material service to
A smoking cap, dressing gown and slippers,
gifts to Jeff Davis from his lady admirers in
Washington, were among the articles; also, a
head-dress, a brilliant colored balmoral, and
Andy embroidered handkerchiefs, gifts to Mrs.
The boxes are mostly consigned to the care
of Trait, Sael & C 0.,: Richmond, but bear also
cipher designation, which, with the letters
taken, will serve to show the real parties con
cerned in the trade.
WIDNINDAY, April 1, 1868.
The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock
by the SPEAKER.
Mr. CONNELL presented a remonstrance
from citizens of Philadelphia against the pas
sage of an act to prohibit the immigration of
negroes into Pennsylvania, as unconstitutional
and contrary to the spirit of our free govern
Mr. LOWRY, a petition from citizens of Erie
county for a law compelling the Pennsylvania
canal company to keep in repair their bridges.
Mr. JOHNSON, one from Lycoming county
for the legalization of the relief issues of that
Mr. WILSON, an act to authorize attorneys
to administer oaths.
Mr. RIDGWAY, an sot relative to the ad
vertisements of venders of foreign merohandize
in the city of Philadelphia.
Mr. PENNEY, an act incorporating the Bul
let printing press company.
Also, one incorporating the Lee coal com
Mr. CLYMER, an act incorporating the
Pennsylvania china ware company of Phiia
A resolution to bold afternoon sessions,
except on Saturdays, to be devoted to the con
sideration of private bills, was passed.
The report. of the committee of conference
striking out Senate amendment to an act rela
tive to the Edinburgh normal school, was dis
cussed at length by Messrs. LOWRY, LAM
BERTON, BOUND and CLYMER, and finally
the bill was recommitted to the committee of
Mr. LOWRY asked to be relieved from ser
ving on the Committee on Railroads.
After some crimination and recrimination
the Senate refused to relieve the gentleman
THE APPROPRIATION BILL.
The Senate resumed the consideration of the
annual appropriation bill, as reported from
the House, it being in committee of the whole on
first reading. The 23d, 24th and 25th sections
we re read. The first was amended by striking
out ten and inserting five thousand dollars to
the State Lunatic Asylum at Harrisburg, and
the question recurring on the section as amen
ded, after an hour's discussion, on motion of
Mr. KINSEY; the vote had on the amendment
was reconsidered and the amendment lost, and,
after eloquent appeals from Messrs. CLYMER,
GRAHAM and others in favor of, and Messrs.
M'CANDLES and DONOVAN against it, the
original section (appropriating ten thousand
doltare to the hospital, &0., and three thou
sand dollars for the perpetual insurance of the
buildings of the institution) was agreed to.
Pending the discussion of the 26th section,
the Senate adjourned.
The committee of the whole having. arisen
with leave to sit again after the orders tc•mor
The senate was called to order at 3. o'clock
p. m..by the Speaker.
A message from the Governor was read,
transmitting to the Senate the final report of
the Board of Revenue Commissioners.
On motion of Mr. STEIN, the Senate con
sidered a bill, entitled "A further supplement
to the act incorporating the Lehigh and Dela
ware Water Gap railroad company," in com
mittee of the whole. The chairman reported
the bill, with amendment, and the Senate re
fused to proceed farther in its consideration.
Mr. ROBINSON called up the supplement to
an act incorporating the Cleveland and Maho
ning railroad company. Mr. LOWRY moved
its postponement until it could be printed,
which was agreed to.
Mr. MOTT called up an act to authorize the
commissioners ofCarbon county to borrow
money. Passed finally.
Mr. PENNEY called up a further supplement
to an act passed Jan. 9, 1863, to enable the
commissioners and comptrollers of the county
of Allegheny to compromise with its bondhol
ders, which was considered in committee of the
whole, and subsequently passed finally.
Mr. RIDGWAY called up an act to incorpo
rate the Atlantic navigation company. Passed
Mr. SMITH called up an act to extend the
charter of the Bank of Montgomery County.
Mr. BUCHER called up an act for the relief
of Wm. B. Mullen and son. [This bill gires
the parties an additional amount of money for
paper furnished the Commonwealth on account
of the sudden•rise in paper since the contract
with the State ] Passed finally.
Mr. CLYMER called up an act to incorpo
rate the Schuylkill and Octorara railroad com
pany. [This road is to commence lit a point
near Reading, and run thence throttle' Chester
county to the Maryland line ; to be commenced
within three years and finished in eight]
Other bills of less importance were called up
and passed finally. Adjourned. .
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 1863.
The House was called to order by the Speaker
at si o'clock a. m.
REPORTS OP COMMITTEES.
Mr. PERSHING, (Judiciary General,) as
committed, joint resolutions relative to insane
criminals in this Commonwealth.
Mr. RAINS, as committed, a supplement to
the penal code of Pennsylvania.
Mr. BARGER, as committed, an act relative
to stamp duties. . l• -
Mr. JOHNSON, as committed, an act to
authorize the exchange of stocks of Philadel
phia and Erie railroad with the city of Erie.
Mr. BROWN, (Northumberland,) an act
relative to certain surveys in the. 24th ward,
WMIIRTRIE, as committed, an act to
regulate the storage of petroleum in Philadel-
Also, as committed, an act relative to the
publication of legal documents in Periya.
Mr. COCHRAN, as committed, an act crea
ting two assessors (additional) in the 20th ward
Mr. LUDLOW, as committed, an act to re
lease from taxation property under $3OO.
Mr. THOMPSON, as committed, a supple
ment to the act incorporating the Philadelphia
and Erie railroad company.
Mr. MOORE, as committed, a further sup
plement to the act incorporating the city of
Acts extending the charters of the Bank of
Danville, CoMmereial Bank of Pennsylvania,
Harrisburg Bank, Farmers' Bank of Bucks
County, Honesdale Bank, Bank of Delaware
County, Wyoming Bank of Wilkesbarre, Far
mers' Bank of Schuylkill, Lebanon Bank, and
York Bank, as committed, or with slight amend
Acts incorporating the Bellefonte Bank and
the Bank of Scranton were also subsequently
Mr. REX read in place a supplement to the
act in relation to the Dauphin county prison.
The rules were suspended and the bill passed
Mr. LEE, an act to incorporate the Green
wich passenger railway company.
An act relative . to facilitating anatomical
research (a Philadelphia bill) was take up.—
This act provides that it shall he lawful for
any physician or medical professor in this
Commonwealth to receive remains, under cer
tain circumstances, unless claimed by relatives
or friends, under various contingencies.
The bill was vigorously opposed by Messrs.
CHAMPNEYS, SHANNON and GLENN ; and
defended ably by Messrs. VINCENT, GROSS
and SMITH (Chester.) Much time was con
sumed in its discussion, and on the final pas
sage the yeas were 25 and the nays 60.
CONVEYANCES BYTNARRIED WOMEN.
Mr. BARGER moved that the House proceed
to the consideration of an act to validate cer
tain conveyances made - by married women.
Agreed to. [This bill has already been pub
Its merits and demerits were discussed by
Messrs. SMITH (Chester) and KAINE. Passed.
Canrum or VENUE,
On motion of Mr. PERSHING, the House
resumed the consideration of a bill relative to
the change of venue in a certain case from
Beaver to Washington county. The yeas were
52 and the nays 28 on its final passage, and so
it was agreed to.
A supplement to the act to reduce the State
tax, passed April, 1846, was taken up and
DESTRUCTION BY NOBS.
An act to provide for the protection of pro-
perty against destruction by mobs was slightly
amended and passed finally.
SUPREME COURT RECORDS
An act relative to the records of the Supreme
Court was considered, lieut to third reading,
and passed finally. It has more particular
reference to prothonotaries and the charge
for Copying and properly filing certain legal
An act relating to certain costs in Dunne
county, and an act relating to wet and spouty
lands, were also taken up and passed finally.
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
A supplement to the act relating to justices
of the peace, (provides, among other things,
that all justices who may enter the service of
the United States shall provide for the delivery
of his documents into the hands of the proper
THE CONNECTING RAILROAD COMPANY.
An act to incorporate the Connecting rail
road company was taken up. [lt connects the
tracks of the Philadelphia and Trenton, Penn
sylvania, Reading, and other railroads.]
An act relative to landlords and tenants, and
to incorporate the Towanda coal and iron com
pany were also passed.
TEE TONNAGE TAX.
Mr. BENEDICT moved that the rules be sus
pended, and that the Rouse proceed to the
consideration of an act to provide for the col
lection of certain tonnage tax duties which
belong to the sinking fund. Agreed to.
Mr. KAINE submitted an amendment in
place of the second section, and on that Mr.
JACKSON called the previous question. Some
excitement was here manifested, and finally,
on ordering the main question, the yeas and
nays were called by Messrs. HOPKINS and
The bill was postponed for the present.
S 0 L MATCHES!
FIFTY GROSS of the above Superior Matches just
calved. and for We by WM. DOOR, J. & CO-
AMS, DRIED BEEP, BOLOGNA
SAUSAGES, 'TONGUED, ego., for 'sale low, by
• WM. DOCK, Js., & CO.
March Si, bvßev. Chas. A. Hay, Mr. Wm. S. BucEr to
Miss Emma WICATER. both of Harrisburg.
FOR SALE—That valuable Lot on the
corLer of Liberty and Second st:eets. Also,
Mule and Lot on North street.
FOR RENT—Two Rooms in the Exchange Building.
Enquire at the "Brady HOURS " Rp2-3tit
FOIE RENT—TheStore Room and
Dwelling in Market square, between Colder's stage
once and relix. , s confectionary store. The dwelling
contains nine rooms. There is a good stable on the lot.
Any person wishing to rent will call at the dry goods
store corner of Second and Walnut streets. apt-dtf
nOTICE TO TAX-PAYERS.
TEN PER CENT. SATED BY PROMPT PAYMENT.
Notice is hereby given to tax-payer! of the 14th die.
trict of Pennsylvania, comprising the counties of Dau
phin, Juniata, Snyder. Union and Northumberland, that
the U. S. Taxes, consisting of the annual assessment for
licenses, carriages, &c., and the monthly returns, have
become due and payaMe, and that the Collector or his
Deputies will be at the following named places to re
ceive the same, viz
For Loadonderry, Lower Swats •a, Conewago town
ships and borough of Middletown, at the Assessor's Of
fice, Middletown, April 13th.
Dyrry and South Hanover, at the public house of Da.
vid Beam, Hummelstown, the 14th of April
East and West Hanover, at Buck's Hotel, Fair Hill,
Middle Paxton, Rush, borough of Dauphin, at public
house of Mrs. Oockev,_Dauphin, April 17th.
Jefferson, Jackson, Halt ax and Reed, at the public
house of Mrs. Leuiaa Wright, Halifax. the 141 h of April.
Lykens, Gratz borough, Washington and Wi
conisco, at Benj. Bordner's hotel,Berrysburg, the 18th
Millersburg borough and Upper Paxton, at Yeager's
hotel, Millersburg, April 15th.
Lower Paxton, titizquehauna, fiwatara townships and
the city of Harrisburg, at the Collector's ogee, at any
time previous to the 19th of April.
JOHN Iif , GLAUGHLIN, Deputy Collector, will at
tend at the following places :
April I.3th, blifflintown, at house of Amos Snyde.r.
April 14th, TbowpFontown, at house-of D. Baster.
April lbtim, 16th, Bl'Alistemiile, at house of John.
April 18tb, Mexico, at home of William Blucher.
April 20th M'Coyatown, at William Baltesers.
April 21et, 22d, Mast Waterford, at hoaae of WCanael:
• SNYDER COUNTY.
HENRY SMITH, Deputy Collector, wil attend at the
For Franklin, Centre, Middlecreek and Jackson, at
Middle% urg, on the 2d of April.
Penn, Monroe, Selinsgrove and Chapman, at Selins
grove, on the 3d of April.
Washington, Perry end West Perry, at Freeburg, on
the 4th of April.
For Beaver and West Beaver, at Beaver Spring, on the
6th and 7th of April.
JESSE BEAVER, Deputy Collector, will attend on the
of April, at the commissioners office, Lewisburg.
April 14th, New Berlin, at II Kleckner's
April 16th, Ilifflintairg, at J. Deckardls.
April 18th, Hartleton, at William Wolf's.
April 18th, Hightown, at William Asher's.
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY. •
B. B. BOYER, Deputy Collector, will attend as fol
April 13th, at the house of William M. , Weaver, for
Simmokin, Coal, Cameron, Upper Mahanoy, Mount Car
mel township and Mount Carmel borough..
April 14th, Jordan, Jackson,Washington end Lower
Mahout)) townships, at the holsm of John D. Btsweiler,
April 15th, Bush, Upper Augusta, Lower Augusta,
Little Mahanoy, Zerbe township and the borough of
Sunbury, at the law °face of Rockefeller and Boyer, in
April 16th. Torbert, Chillisquaque township and the
borough of DURvensville, in the borough of Milton, at
J. M. Huff's.
ANIL 17th, at same place, for Lewis and Delaware
townships snd the borough of Turburtville.
April 18th, at same place, for the borough of Milton.
April 20th, Point township and the borough of North
herland, at the house of Joseph Tankirk, in the borough
A full list of eaci county, except Dauphin, will be in
the hands of the Deputy, so that persons finding it more
convenient to attend in an adjoining township can do so.
All persons failing to pay duties and taxes above
named, at the times and 'deem; specified, must pay ten
per cent. additional upon the amount thFreof, accord.+
lug to section 19 of the Internal Revenue Law.
A. R. FAIINESTOCK,
Collector 14th District, Harrisburg, Pa.
latay. , - .- +Kerenur o f an far culla at alas
RESTAURANT AND ICE CREAM
SALOON.—The undersigned is about to open a
restaurant in Cherry alley, near the corner of Meadow
Lane, where Oysters and other ealablee, and Ice Cream,
Will be furnished in the best style.
A FARB LUNCH will be served up on Thursday,
April 2, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, on which occa
sion I will be happy to see all my friends. Fresh Beer
and Ate on tap,
Having also commenced a DAIRY, I am prepared to
supply fresh cream and milk daily, at the following
rates Cream 12 cents per quart; Milk 6 cents per qt.
apl-2tdic JOHN WINTERS.
ATEN WANTED.—One first rate Cahi
ll," net Maker and two or three good laboring men
wanted. Steady work and cash pay every two weeks.
Apply at the mralAw EASELS WORKS.
I'OR RENT—The Store Room and
three or four adjoining MEM la UM /Wok building
corner of Second and Pine streets.
mr3l-3t* Ail &MEM LIEBTRUP..
BLINDS & SHADES.
B. J. WILLIAMS, No.lo North Sixth street, Phila
delphia, Manufacturer of
VENETIAN BLINDS and
1:0- The largest and finest assortment in the city, at
the lowest prices. Blinds painted and trimmed equal
to new. Store Shades made and lettered. mr3/-21nd
PHILADELPHIA & ERIE RAIL
ROAD.—This great line traverses the Northern
and Northwest counties of Pennsylvania to the city of
Brie, on Lake Erie.
It has been leased by the Pennsykania Rail Road
Company, and under their auspices is being rapidly
opened throughout its entire length.
It is now in use for Passenger and Freight business
from Harrisburg to Driftwood, (Second Fork,) (177
miles) on the Eastern Division, and from She!field to•
.Erie, (78 miles) on the Western Division.
TIME OP PASSENGER TRAINS AT HARRIS-
Mail Train..... 2,30 a. m, IE4MS Train.. 3.20 p. m.
Cars run through without change both ways on Om
train. between Philadelphia and Lock Haven,•and be
tween Baltimore and Lock Haven.
.Elegant Skepinc Cars on Express Trains both ways
between Williamsport and Baltimore, and Williamsport
For information respecting Passenger business apply
at the B.M. cor. 11th and Market streets.
And for Freight business of the Company's Agents.
S. B. Ringaton, Jr, cor. 13th and Market streets,
J. W. Reynolds, Erie.
JAS. Drill, Agent N.C. R. R., Baltimore..
H. H. HOUSTON,
cien'l Freight Agt., Philra.
LEWIS L. ROUT,
Gen , l Ticket Agt.,
JOS. D. POTTS,
Gen'l Manager, Williamsport.
PIANOS carefully packed or removed
mr23-2w 12 North Third egreet,
()WONG GLASSES, of all sorts and
mar2S-2w 12 North Third street.
MINCE PIES ! —Raisins, Currants,
Citron spices, Lemons, Cider, Wine, Brandy and
Bum, for 11140 by DOOKI Jr.. It Co.
FOR SALE—A House and Lot on
Sixth street, near State. Enquires', the Exchange
Office of B. L. WOULLOOEI,
20 Market street,
Where the highest price is always paid for GOLD MA
TAPANESE TEA.--A choice lot of
e) this celebrated Tea just received. It is of the first
cargo ever imported, and is mach superior to the Chi
me* Teas in quality, Strength and fragrance, and is also
entirely free of adulteraidon, coloring or mixture of any
It is the natural leaf of the lapenese Tea Plant.
For sale by WM. DOCK., jr., & Co.
A. DAVIS, BILL POSTER.
&Wars, &c., carefully and promptly dietribated.
II Residence, South above Second street.
LOOKING GLASSES —A Splendid
Amortment of New Looking filmsee, Just reoeiyed,.
at W. Made Mare, 93 Market street, where
they will be 'mid cheap. Call and examine. =l3