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1 'PISNKSYX.VAbrA flEClSfcATimE.
' Fridt&yY January 20, 1838.
Mr. Fraily.U Schuylkill, reported a bill,
n Supplement to the act to incorporate the
Dauphin and Susquehanna coal company.
Mr. Darrah, an act authorising a further
aubscription of stock by the Governor, to
the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal company.
Also a bill to incorporate a company to cr
rcct a toll bridge over tho river Schuylkill
near Port Clinton.
Mr. Safjgston, a further supplemcni to tho
net authorizing the Governor to-incorporate
the Washington and Pittsburg -turnpike
Mr. Darragh offered a rcScT&fon; Huthor
'ising tho clerk of tho Senate to purchase
K fifty copies of a work, entitled " Hints on
Education," by E. C. Wymes, Tor the use
of tho members.
The resolutions from the house of Rep
resentatives, requesting our Senators and
Representatives in Congress to use their
'exertions to procure the passarroof n law.
authorizing the construction of a M'Atlimi
zed road from the National road to the Har
bor of Eric, being under consideration on
Mr. Leet, who offered to amend tliis re
solution by striking out Brownsville is' the
point at which the contemplated road was
to leavo tho National turnpike, said! in nun-
port of the resolution, (tlat,' the importance
of the measure contemplated would not, he
thought be questioned by 'any one. Tho
; connection of the NaV.onal road with the
great chain of Lakes along our northern
frontier, must once strike every considerato
' mind as being highly expedient. Sueli a
road, should it be made from any point on
vtffc National turnpike between Laurel Hill
and the Ohio river, would pass through five
counties of this State, containing", according
10 tne census ot laau, about 170,000, and
now I would suppose upwards of 200,000
inhabitants. It would pass through Allc-
gneny, ueavcr or uutier, Mercer, Uraw-
foid.ynu Erie it might pass throuirh Wash
"ington tfr 'Fayette, 'but this depend upon the
point at which the'contemplatqd road le'aVesi
'the National turnpike. The distance from)
the line of the general coUrse-of the Nation
al turnpike to the harbor of Erie, is catlrha
'ted at about 160 miles, and tho road would
Ipass through a country-part of which is com-
"parattvely but sc'arsely settled most, of
which is fertile, and abounds in the neces
'ssry material for constructing a M'Adami-
zed road, bhould it leave the National
"turnpike at or near Wheeling, in Virginia,
it would then run through at least two
states, and thereby take the distinctive cha
ractcr of a National work. But in the
event the starting point shall be fixed cast
'Of the Virginia line, yet still though it may
'possibly, in the estimation of some, lose to
"a certain extent its nationality, it will be
equally "usetul and equally connected with a
w1rlr flint will Tmw rfmrainA nnc tlirt'
'six of the states of the confederacy.
The beneficial effects of such ah imrirovc
tn'eht must'be very'g'reaVto all -thaVrahge of
counties through whoso territory it will run
Kmierration to that nortion of nur nrnnt
Commonwealth would be encouraged the
lands settled upon and cleared out, and of
course much enhanced in value, and inter
course between the north and south would
be greatly facilitated. This last considera
'tion, alone, is of great weight, and ought to
uciermin tne question in iavourxu me im
provement. For, Mr. Speaker, satd Mr,
Leet, I look upon any improvement, wheth
er it be a canal, rail way, or M'Adamized
road, which tends to bring together the citi
zens of the south and north, as useful not
'only as a means of travelling or of transpor
ting produce, &c. but of maintaining tiiat
good feeling between our different sovereign
ties, which is so necessary to preserving in
violate the bonds of Union.
Ve have no room to give his remarks
"entire upon this subject
The amendment of Mr. Leet was agreed
to, and some 'further discussion by Messrs.
'Carpenter, Penrose, Slenker and Leet, the
bill as amended "was passed and sent back
to 'the House.
Mr. Darrah moved, that the Senate rc
eume the consideration of the resolutions
relative to the right of petitions, which was
On motion of Mr. Fraily, of Schuylkill,
Hlle bill an act to incorporate ihe Offerman
Vail road and mining company, passed com
'mittee with sundry amendments.
Mr. Miller ff6m the committee on roads,
reported an act to authorize the makiug of
a road from Athens to Ithaca.
The following. billsjwere severally read
a second and third time, and passed to wit:
An to authorizejlhe sale of real estate of
Isabella Scott, deceased.
Ah act to incorporate the Wayne 'county
Mutual Insurance company.
An act to incorporate the Bradford 'coun
ty Insurance company.
' A supplement to the act to incorporate
the Dauphin county insurance company.
An ict to incorporate a company to make
a turnpike road from Uniontown, in Fay
ette countv. to the Virginia state.
An act to authorize tho committee of the
estate of Micheal Fox. a lunatic, to sell and
nonvey certain real estate, and for othor
An act to incorporate a company to orruct
i l ien over ti nver Uoneinuugh, at or
-r '.ire' die, in the county of li.Juna
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An act'Vihcofjftrate the Stafford ' coal
An act relatiVo to a turnnlke from Pi nx-
atawncy in the county of Jefferson.
An act to incorporate a company to errcct
a bridge over tho river Schuylkill near Port
HOUSE OF KEfalESENTATIVES.
Wednesday, January 24.
Mr.'Tayler reported an act authorizinir
tho sale of tho surplus -water at tho Lewis
burg dam on tho West Branch.
Mr. V atts' motion to recommit tho im
provement bill, with instructions to report
only an appropriation of 8400,000 each, to
tho Erie and Northll ranch extensions, came
up"-again and occupied tho remaining part
ui uio session, as h am nearly tho entiro
session of yesterday. 'Messrs. Wntts. Hnn
kins, Hill and M'ElWce supported tho mo-
.!..- 1 nr a- tr . . ....
nun, aim messrs. lvarns, jonnson and Ste
vens opposed it. . The -merits of tho bill its
elf formdd Ihe subject of discussion, which
lasted until,a late hour when the house
fr. Walborn presented five petitions for
tho resumption of specie payments; and one
for aid to the Union Canal Company.
Ilr. Uhamberlaiu one for tho resumption
ol specie payments.
Mr. Gorgas, one lor the adoption ot
measures to advance common school edu
Mr. Kendig one for encouraging the cul
lure of silk.
Mr. Curtis one for the Warren and Mead-
ville State road, and 'one against hawkers
and pcdlers m-Jellcrson'coUnty.
Mr. Starke, one for a bank at Carbon
dale:; one from John N. Cuningham rela
tive to the sale of certain real estate ; and
'ono against tho proposed new county ol
Mr. Stevenson, one for the resumption of
spfecio payment on thc-hrst ol May.
Mr. Keim one against hawkers and ped
"Mr. Dimock one fo"r restricting the banks.
Mr. Wilson one for the repeal of the
Shop tax, and nine for incorporating the
Lewistown water company.
Mr. Yearick thrCe against hawkers and
Mr. Ford offered a joint resolution re
questing our members of Congress to ep
deavor to effect the Repeal of Mr. Patton's
resolution, relative to the reception of aboli
Mr. Longakcr offered a series of resolu
tions for preserving tho integrity and har
mony of the union against tho agitation and
treasonable operations of the abolitionists,
which were read and laid upon the table,
Oh'rnbtion-of Mr. KinneV,
Resolved. That tho committee 'on the
militia be instructed 'to enquire into the ex
pediency of reporting a bill requiring tho
Militia of the'2rt'brigadc, 9th division, Penn
sylvania militia, to be paraded in compan
ies and batallions, as loiiows, viz : in com
panies on the 2d Monday in Augusst every
year,and the battallion training to commence
on tho Monday following, and continue 'in
such order as the brigade inspector shall di
rect, and that the said brigade inspector
shall not l)C required to make Ins annual re
turn until the first Monday in November in
feach year thereafter.
Mr. Gi more reported a bill repealing tue
law abolislung imprisonment for small debts.
Mr. Fordone au't!i'orrzin' hc 'election of
an additional constable in the borough of
Mr. Collins offered a resolution calling
upon the auditor general, for a report of a
numoerot uccnscu taverns in uiu mine, x,u.
Mr. Hirst reported a bill to encourage
the destruction of foxes and wild cats, in
Mr. Johnsonlreported a bill to errect the
proposed new county of L-lanon, out o
parts ot Armstrong and venango.
The bill authorizing the laying out cf a
state road from Mexico, Juniata county, to
a certain point in Bedford county, was read
a second and third time and passed.
The bill exhonoraling the 1-ranklin bank
of Washington, from tho payment ol a bo
nus to the state, en the part of its chartered
capital ilbt paid in, was read a second time
Mr. Walborn, presented a petition for
fences along the Union Canal.
Mr. Kinney, two for changing the name
of tho Towanda Bank, to that of tho Brad
ford county Bank, and removing the insti
tution to Athens.
Mr. Starke, two incorporating tho Penn
sylvania Coal Company, and one for aid to
tho TunkltannocK. miugo.
Mr. Leet, ope for aid (6 We Pennsylva
nia Colonization bociety.
The hill supplementary to tho act incor
noratinir tho Sunbury, and Erie, and PitU
burg, and Susquehanna railroad companies
was taken up on second reading and passed.
The bill to autfidrize tho construction of
a canal through Windmill Uland, opposite
Philadelphia, was read a second and third
! lime, and passed.
The following lulls passed throiirrh
THE IMPROVEMENT DILL.
Tho followlrig is .summary 'of the
provisions oj-mo 15H1 reported by
Mr. JOHNSTON, frim j.e'lritcrnal
To avoid tho inclin
For feeder dams,
For additional looks
in the Eastern di
vision, and for
channel nt Dun
Repair tools lot at
Balance on the price
Claims referred to C.
Extensions and Branches.
Erie extension, 300,000
North branch, 300,000
Gettysburg branch, 250,000
sion to mouth of
west side of the
Feeder from Wis- 'v
conisco cVe'elr, 20,000
Outlet lock at Dun
can Island, 10,000
Survey of rail or '
burg to Pittsburg, 10,006
Stock in the Dan
ville and Potts
ville railroad, 50,000'
Road along the tow
path from Johns
town to guard
lock at dam, 4,000
Slock ih Turnpike Compuni&.
Bethany and Ding
man's choice, 8,000
Sterling and New- ,
Somerset an'd Cam
Warren, and N: V.
state line, , 2,500
To different state
roads in number
thirty seven, $123,000 123,000
Appointnents by the President.
By 'and ivith the advice and consent of the
COLLECTORS OF CUSTOMS.
Thomas L. Shaw, Georgetown, S. C.
Robert Garnett, Tappahannock. Va;
Robert S. Smith, New Bedford, Mass.
George Bancroft, Boston.
SURVEYORS OF THE CUSTOMS.
Samuel Hall, Portsmouth, N. H.
Thomas II. Jervcy, Charleston, S. C.
Domingo Acosta, Ferdinamla, Fa,
Benjamin Jones Shain, PouFcJiartrain,La
Thomas S. Wayne, Savannah, Ga;
Charles Kiddell, Charleston, S. C:
Hampton L. Boon, Fayette, Mo:
R. K. McLaughlin, Vandalia, 111)
Samuel Cruse, Huntville, Ala.
Armstead D. Carey, Sparta, Ala.
Uriel 'Secrce, Fayette, Mo.
(Office of the Georgian,)
Savannhh, Jan, id: 5
Taifahasse Watchman, (6th
inst.) remarks "General Nelsoh has
had an engagement with the Indian's
between Vorts King and Clinch,, Hie
particular's of which we have' not
learned. It is said however, tliat 4
Indians Vere killed."
We.ycstcrday stated in the Daily
Georgian that the 20 Indians who
on Wednesday night in the Cincinnati,
wero'si'me time since captured bya
party 'under Capt. Bell. We have
since learned that they were caplurcd
about a fortnight since by Capt. Win
der, of the 2d dragoons, about 20
miles S. W. of Fort Harney. One of
the squaws is a sister of Coahadjo
From, the New Oilean Cornier.
LATEST FROM TEXAS.
Tho following intelligence communica
ted by Dr. Moor, cditorjof the Texas Tele
graph, to CaptainTAuldof the steam ship
Constitution, which arrived this morning
in forty hours from Galveston, confirms
the account urougnt uy tne wnicnman, oi
Mexican troops being despatched towards
the Rio Grando after some Indians who
had committrd depredations on the inhabi
tants. Dr. Moor had arrived a few hours
previous to the sailing of the Constitution
from San Antonia.Jwhich place he left on
Thursday, the 4th instant.
"Tho rumor alloat relativo to an inva
sion from Mexico, originated from some
spies, who'discovcrcd near San Patricio a
bodyot several hundred Mexicans, uicir
trial 'was largo, apparently that of several
hundred. Their horses cropped close four
acres of grass each night. Each encamp-
tfient'exhibitud marks of about a hundred
fires. They have fivo wagons, and possi
bly some cannon.
"It was generally supposed at San An
tonio, that they had been sent out to protect
the herdsman who aio driving in cattle
towards'the Rio Grande.
Office of the Baltimore American, Jan. 20.1
IMPORTANT FROM THE MICHI
GAN FRONTIER, t
The following letter, from "nj source of
the first respectability at Detroit, conveys
tho paiticulars of important events which
have just transpired in that quarter in ref
erence to the revolt in Canada. Wo have
here tho development of plans which have
been heretofore occasionally hinted at in
tho accounts ihit'have reached u's froth Buf
falo. (. Detroit, Jan. 7, 1838.
Our'city for the last three days has been
in great confusion in consequence of the
extensive plan ofi'rivadihg Canada by cer
tain refugees and others having been dis
covered Nothing of the movement was known
save that meetings had been held and reso
lutions passed, but it was thought the mat
ter would stop there. It has turned out dif
ferently, for on Thursday night all the state
arms in the city Arsenal was secretly away;
on ihe same day four hundred stand weie
openly seized at Monroe, and on the suc
ceeding night our jail was robbed of all the
arms and fixed ammunition which had been
deposited there for 'safe kcioping.
I lie next morning a vessel with abput
800 stands of arms and abbut lOO'men'de
parted from bur wharves for Bois Blanc a
British Island, distant 10 miles hence, and
opposite Maiden, ,at the junctibji of the
river Detroit and Lake Erie. Attempts
were also to hayt been made Uflbn our city
powder magazine at Dearborn, which were
frustrated by a guard being despatched from
tlic'city in time.
Besides these daring operations, sup
plies have been purchased and sent down
to Bois Blanc subscription papers circula
ted fe now containing 1000 names; com
missions irom Wavy Island tendered and
accepted; enrolments of about seven hun
drad men made in the different counties on
tho river, regular drills held, and, to cap the
climax, a Soulherland from Now York,
is hourly expected with a force from Cleve
land to arrive at Gibraltar, 10 miles hence,
tho point of rendezvous, and to take com
mand ot all the forces.
As Boris Blanc overlooks Maldnri. nml
hasurion'it the remains of an old breast work,
the patriots design making itadennt and
intend, after leaving thereon a guard-, to at
tack Maiden, proceed to Sandvvick and
London, effect a junction with Mackenzie
at Hamilton, Upper Canada.
All the operations have been conducted
with efficiency and sccrccv. arid as thra
are many disaffected on the proposed route
there Is some feasibility in the plan. We
minis uwy win at least take Maiden if they
l'rom the number of men engaged, thn
amount of monoy expended: nml tho .
cert .of action shown in this enterprise, we
(nnMtif1n dint cinivin .1.1n I . 1 : i. .
auK iiuau io at worK
The Legislature of Indiana hm rlrnt
tne cnaracter ot llie bank of that State was
loneiicu uy tne suspcnsibn: It will, how
ever, ue resioreu, alter DenlgMightly amen-
uuu. ,,o uuaeiv mat some ol the ragocra
lift ntinf. titalct t.. il. T a? , .'
right to express an opinion on the subject
that the question of forfeiture could onlv be
decided by the judiclaryi Tho anxiety of
u ::i weir interest beyond th
. i-;"f"' "'"uprcsentatives
is very natural.
Louisville Public Advertiser.
flllTVTir I CTT n r, rf! 1
7i at r .T71UU reueral major ty
in the New York House of Representatives
has passed a bill already, to rnea the law
against small bills! Thus goes Whlggorv.
. ...U.IUUUCCU u is triumph a triumph of
nl- v. J w iuves n, uo ahead.
Specie Wo learn from" authority that
cnnnnl tin HnnMn1 .1.-. - .
. ..w.wu, iafc 1, largo sumiOl sn
C1B was nlrt vnaior.U., . .ii!.. ' . '
. , : ' , ' Ul lwu l)er cent pre
.u.ui.,, wmci 1, ies3 than it was sold at
v.B.w..u .w ago, ueiprethe affairs of
'Tf "CJU "crangou. mw Orleans Bee
t.. m :r.
u 11.HES. ine Ummnnt
states that the weather thereabouts has been
- v.j ....... me larniers were obliged to oal
their hogs m water to make them hold swill
An, Eventful YEAn.The year 1812
wn probably tho most eventful of any in
history, ancient or modern. England was
convulsed by tho riots in the manufacturing
districts, Mr Perceval lost his lifo, and nt
his death commenced tho dclestablo reign
of Liverpool and Vansitlart;- Wellington
took the towns of Ciudad Rodrigo and 'Ha
dajos, and won tho battle of Salamanca,'
Spain abolished the Peerage and tho Inqui
sition, and proclaimed her now constitu
tion; all South America was in civil war;
and Napojcan fought the battles of Wilna,
Smolensk), Ilrodino, and Moscow, and
finally saw his mighty hosts polish in th0
snow; tlie Eiiglish likewiso, took Almarez
and Seville, and witnessed disgraco and de
feat from tho Americans at sea and in the
Canadas. In this eventful year no less
than three millions of christians, under tho
sanction of the mother church and holy
priestliBod, were armed Vor' reciprocal car
nage, and all Europo and America were
made slaughter houses of the human race.
It is supposed that more than onp million of
men, women, and children wcrejliutchcrcd,
or otherwise sacrificed in this memorablo
year. What a picture oftho spirit of Chris
tianity is this! The only event oftho year
1812, on vhicira 'rational personjean re
flect with satisfaction, is the spirit of free
dom which in Spain destroyed tho Inquisi
tion and established her glorious constitu
tion; and yet even this noble work, in two
years, was subverted by the perjury of the
mostfrncaifand execrable wretch in exis
tencc Ferdimand the petticoat maker.
Prussic Acid in the' Blood The fol
lowing startling fact is stated in Dr. Sig
mond's letters on Materia Mcdiea, How
ever extraordinary it may seem, it has been
proved by actual experiment, that tho prox
imate principles of Prussicjaci'd actually arc
present in our bodies, and may under some
circumstances, bo developed.
"This Very poison, a small Quantity of
which, pure and contracted killed professor
Schannger, at Vienna, whon diffused upon
Ins naked arm, may be said to exist within
us and circulate in our?frames; it can only
bo obtained from us with thcigrcatcst diffi
culty after death.but is formedin certain dis
eases of the fluids of the body. The bluo
stain which is imparted to linen from blood
111 a state of decomposition, owes its color
to this -deadly poison."
A little work has just been published nt
Glasgow.entitlca the 'Science of Etiquette,'
which furnishes a summary of tho law
of good breeding condensed into a small
compass, and c-dcu!atcd to produce tho
general comfort and welfare of society.
The following are a few of tho maxims: '
"I rue politeness consists in appearing
easy and natural, not forced and effected.
If on the cntranco of a visiter you con
tinue a Subject begun before, you should
ways explain it to the new comer.
"Never commend a ladv's musical sUll
t'6 another lady who herself plays.
uo not allow your love for one woman
to prevent your paying attention to others.
The object of your love is the onlv ono
iat ought to perceive ir.
"Avoid all prov'eibs and cant phrases in
"If you meet a lady in tho strcot it is her
part to notice you first, unless, indecd,:Vou
are very intimate. The reason is, if 'you
bow to a lady first she may not choWto
cknouledge you, there is no remcdv: hnt
fshc bow to you you as a gentleman
cannot cut her.
'Never nod to a lady in the street, no!.
ther bo satisfied by touching your hat, but
tako it off. it IS a cniirtou.. 1,- .1.
, ... . j ilut c u.i uu-
Do not insist on pulling off your glove
on a very hot day when you shako hands
Willi a lady. If it bo off, all verv w1l.
but it is better to run the risk of being con
sidered ungallant, than to presont a clam-.
my ungloved hand.
A PLEASANT CUSTOMER Tllb following
etter (says a Boston nancri w.n ni t
Congress street friends. Wehavo suppres
sed the naroe, as in duty bound; but'tho
ivauur is asureu tliat tho enisdo
"RoxDtmv, Thursday morning.
...isiaKn. Mtq .net i..nAi. . ,
Beatedwith old cloth; for although 'they
had scarcely been 'tenanted' half a down
times, no less than three 'rents' havo oc
cu.ed. As'Mr.- wl,hea to'enjoj-his'
nnt.' front r.on 1.. 1 . "U. .
, .v..,..ut, no ueingtenant in 'tail,'
Mr. W. will please to rectify tho 'breach' of'
convenant or rathot the 'breechos,' and re-"
turn tho 'amcnded'fcarticles early to-morrow
A gentleman named BalTheing-about to
v,av u cornoicy m a rcg ment of horse,
was presented to the colonel for pS
t on, who, being a nobleman, deelS 1 he
baUs1,inh sClhen8rae'1lnd SS To
ba Is in his regiment; "Nor powder neither,
sa,d he young gentleman, if vourLord hip
could any way help it." ,JJjrua'"P