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Vffn to teste thooyt of Heaven befort it
AmI left the clay 'tenement of earth.
Should this painful narrative ever Wet
the ore of Frank Wpodvilte, I Tear it will
open wounds afresh, which have long teen
closed by the sort plastic hand of time, but
which never can bo cured.
In the course of a fortnight Frank return
ed, but not jus Mary. His soul va cun
gcaled in agony. The preparation? for the
nuptial knot were thrown riido for the sad
.Habliments of woe." All was sorrow,
eafcness aud distress. The hand that was
to unite him to arte, whom he regarded
more than all tlrpWld beside, was motion
lees in thp graVej that voice which had so
Jyfteft listened to with extacy and delight,
wSbnow choked in dust. Tito glowing
cheek on which he had so lately imprinted
the parting kiss was now mouldering and
iningling with its kindred dust. All the sad
rncmotials left him in this general wreck of
nil was tho sacred lock of hair a mound
nf earth and a modest stone', which told
bisn where his Marv lay. L. 1VL.
vnuiuci), June, iDdOi
JJ ll Oman's ArtnHMt.
U the wilt, ho will you may depend on't
If she wont, she wont and there's an end on't
A case of novel character occurred on Fri
day in the United States Circuit Court at
Providence. The Providence Courier
says : A young lady of very interesting
appearance, arid respectable character, was
Vrought up by the Marshall, fur refusing to
te sworn, and to give her testimony before
the Grand Jdry Ju'stico Wry addressed
her in a very elegant and respectful wanner,
and with n,ll the kindness of a father, urged
upon her the duty and necessity of persons
giving testimony, to promote the cause of
Ttisiiee, and the public safety. Hu inform
'ed her that, however painful to him, the
law left no discretion for him to exercise;
and that, if she presisted in her refusal, the
'only course he could pursue, was to com"
tiiitli'ef to jail, and to keep her there till she
snouid consent to take the oath. True to
her woman's nature, sho replied, instanter,
and without hesitation, that she would go
to jail rather than be sworn, mil was ebm
foilted accordingly .Itscems that ayodng'geh
tleman whose addresses she was not inclin
ed trffavor, had .written her two letters
;whjch she suffered to remahi in the Post
Office;, Another yonnp geutlrrifin took one
of the letter's from the Poll Office and de
ljvcfed it to the lady . vVh'd receivqd . it with
tfie seal broken and the young Bay sum
moned by the letter writer, as a witness a
gainst the letter bearer; and from somecause,
best known to herself, sho refused to make
"Sitice the au.ove was in type, we learn
that the young lady has been liberated; Arid
has returned to her friends.
9EHSSS! . . ,
. Horrid Murders in Mississippi.
We copy the. following revolting narra
lie. of .bloodshed from the Nash. Ban-
We la,sl "night received the Grenada
(Miss.) Bulletin, "of the '8th inst. in which
we find an account of a most horrid scene
of bloodshed .and murder; , The Bulletin
States, that Gideon Gibsdn 6f Wairren coun
ty sold some' tinje sifieea tract, of land on
Yazoo river, and some forty of fiftv negroes
on a long credit, to Wilson and Simpson,
..with art Agreement on the part of WllSoii to
give to Gibson thp proceeds of their crops
annually iri liquidation of the debt; and a
t lien on the whole property as security and
Gibson agreeing to furnish them with open
land to cultivate for, a few years until they
could by degrees get a plantation open on
their own land.
For this, purpose Gibson rented the plan
tation of the Hon. Franklin E. Pluinmcr.
Finally, eoiho misunderstanding arose be
tween the parties. Gibson domanded to
have the'eontraet rescinded.. To this Simp
eon egrcfed, but. Wilson refused to eivc up
the propertj-. On Friday, the 2d inst. .Gib
eon, Simpson, Clarke, Morrison and Boytt
went on to the premises and took off the
negroes by force. Wilson was :n his own
house &rmed With a rifle arid a double-barrel
shot guri. As they passed the house,
he fired upon therri, killing Morrison dead
and severely wounding Bdjrtt. The com
pany rodo with the negroes, Jdavlilg Mori
eon's body on the ground. Wiisoh re-lriadi
'dd, cul through the field; got" ahead of them
rnd fired afcain killing Clarkd and probnblv
Gibson. Simpson and Boytt and thre'e
negroes got off and armed at Dr. Fisher's
neighboring-plantation. The other negroes
took to the" ".wtfods. Gibson's horse arrived
at Dr. Fishe's. It was believed Gibson was
killed. The Sheriff and his posse were
noon out in pursuit d? Wilson.
From prel'etU appearances It would seem
jhat the United States Gbverrililcnt are a
boul to take measure's to maln'taiti our neu
trality with Great Baitciri; attd to prevont
the rocurreiicq of disturbances dhoUr fron
tier thp Coming winter. Wo learn ihat
Major Paine js) entrusted with thecomhlahd
of the detachment bf troops, quartered hi
xliU vicinity; arid accessions arc being daily
tnu2e to thumilitify stores jtt DearbornVille.
Jvfo less tlldn.. ten thousand hiuskcts have
be'dri sent io Dearbofriville, wilhlrl the last
tw"o cays, which, in addition tb those al
ready thore, will make- fifteen thousand
stand of arms in the Arsenal, Wo learn
t;.at it is the detdfmlnatign. of the officers of
t .li ..riny td ildp'pt energetic measures to en
force peace and quietness bh our boideis,&
j tmuititin our neutral relation with great
Mum this whiten DetrpU Daily Jldy', ,
. .ANNUAL REPORT. . ,
(JJ the Union Jlgncifltural Society of
Jvomumbtrland, Union, Lycoming
ana Columbia counhes.
The exibition took place at Danvilfe, in
Columbia county, on Tuesday-, November
20, Of the articles exhibited on the
occasion, ths following'Wc're reported by the
uomnntteo as deserving notice: ,
B. K. Hhodrs, a very fine, young Mare,
Mary Richards, four years old, sired by the
John ol Jersey, anil qntitlud to "a premium
of 83 00.
James Craig, of Danville, exhibited a pair
of viry'fine Berkshire Pics, from tho stock
of C. N. Rennet. Esq. of Albftny: decided
ly tiie best breed ol Pigs to introduco here,
nulling .lie iiiviai ucairuuic iiiiuuues, viz;
good breeders, early maturity, and great ap
titude to fatten, they are thidk short legged,
'round bodied animals; remarkably heavy in
the hams, and very peculiar for smoking,
being mora lean than fat, arid may be killed
at any weight from 25 to 700 lbs." Entitled
to a preiiiium of $5 00.
John C. Grier, of Danville, exhibited a
pair of Pigs, raised by him, which are very
good, rnd entitled, to notice.
An uniniuus uiiair, lor the use oi crip
pled and inurnt persons, manufactured by
H. Scolder, of Danville; tiie Committee
highly receorntnend to the public as a useful
and excellent invention, 'and do awnrd to
the maker a premium of S3 00.
A Stone Coal Cooking Stove, cxhibiied
by Leonard Sioughton, of Milton; ihe Com
mittee recommend to the public as nn excel
lent article and a valuable improvement in
Cooking Stoves, for the use of stono coal,
and do award 'to th'e inventor a premium of
The Committee on Manufactures also re
port that they have examined a Parlour
Grate, made after the paltein of the lieHin
Grates', by Messrs. Moore iz Stuart, at
their fron Foundry in Danville. In the opiii
ibn of the Coifitriittee, this Grate is not on
ly valuable as ah article of domestic comfort
and elegant as a parlour orualnent; but un
rivalled as regards the excellency arid beau
ty ol tiie castings. The permanence of its
construction, and neatness of the workman
ship, together with its comparitive cheap
ness, gives it a preference over any thing
of the kind offered in the market. In all
these particulars we deem it superior to the
imported article; The castings are made of
Columbia county Iron, and their superiori
ty over jirijr ollis'r'SasWigs we have seen', in
bur Kjitr.ioii, demonstrate at once the value
of that metal, and the great skill of tho man
ufactures; and adds much to the reputation
which their foundry had previously ac
qired, by the excellence and beauty of
their castings in general. The rcommitteo
therefore aWa'td d prchiiurh of S6 b6 fof
A Fancy Sheet Iron Coal Stove, with an
pven.cbrinected. manitfactiiied and exhibited
by M. D. lievaii; which the commitlc high
ly 'approve and recommend to (lie public,
and do award a premium of $10 00. ,
Also by M. D Levan, a Suction Lamp,
manufactured and exhibited by him, the
Commitleo approve of as an excellent and
convenient aitical and do award a premium
of $1 00.
A Patent Fanning Mill manufacTurca4 and
exhibited by T. D. Austin, of Seiihsgrovc,
thp Committee highly approve of, arid, ex
cellent article, bnt being a patented aritcle,
is excluded by the rules of the society front
receiving a premium.
A Patent side-hill and level-land Plough
manufactured and exhibited by Joseph Tink
ler, the Committee recommend to the public,
as a new and useful invention.1, but it being
a patented article, is excluded by' the rules
of the society from apfcrhtum.
A pair of French Bnrr.Millstrjnep, ftflnu
factured and exibited iiV. Major B. S. Wool
verton, the Committee' highly. reeommjiHd
to the public as of very superior mautuaii
tury, and do award hirn a premium of S10
A Lndie'g Spear Grass. Bonnet, ma.nufac-
uireu ami cxuiniicu, oy ftiiss iMary ltnssRl;
the Committee think 'a beautiful n'nicllf. nml
the manufactiirer eHtitlr.d to great credit for
nur ohm aiyi uiuu5iry anu uo award a prc-
: r a. i it
IlllUm Ol J UO.
Aset.of eleiant Harness manufarlnrrd
and exhibited by Jdesph Lisering, of North
umberland: the committee think are deser
ving or notice, as, a beautiful sppcimen of
worKrrmnsiiip, and do award a prehlium of
A, set of Ilarncss exhibited and irianufan
fured by Alexander Best; Esq. of Danville;
the Committee thinks a beautiful specimen
oi workman snip, anu do award lum a pre
mium of $4 00.
A Patent Spring Saddle, ..manufactured
and exhibited by Alexander Best, Esq. of
Datiyille; the Commiltee.recomrtierid to the
public as "an excellent and useful Improve
ment, and a beautiful specimen of wbrKrria'ti
ship; but excluded from a premium by the
rules of the society ,
A Leather Tpveljing Trunk, Manufac
tured and exhibited by Alexander Best,
Esq. of Danville; the Committee think an
Excellent and convenie'iit article, and recom-
mcricl it to the public, arid do award him a
pVemlttm of $5 00. .
nmherlarlij county, exhibited A Sample of
vvm. uarrci, in aiusii lowysnni, ixorui-
the Red CHb Corn, grown by lum; if very
large growtri; and said to bo verv productive,
and entitled tb a premium oft2 00,
E.Howell, of Point township, North.
nmberland county, Exhibited a sample of
Corn Meal, which the committee think ve
ry superior, and entitled .to i.premium of $5,
, Jafnes Russel, of Falling Creek, Colum
bia County, exhibited a Pod 0f Coltongrown
by him, In that township; and entitled to a
prcmeum ot $i 00.
Wm. Doifaldson, of Danville, exhibited
a sample of Thiekling Prolific Wheat,
grown from seed imported from Edilib'urg
by James RunoTson. Esq. of Philadelphia'.
which we take pleasure in recommending
as a very prouueltvo and superior article",
and entitle to thenlme 6f Prolific Wlieat,
ana a premium of Co 00.
David Jones, of DunVille, exhibited
sampio oi oiuerian ."spring Vlicat, crown
from the seed received from Dr". Tlioma's
Goodsell, of Utica, New York1, 'which we
believe to be superior to the Italian or any
other yet IntVoduced into the country', and
entitled to a premium of $5 00.
Colin Cameron) of Mahoning", 'Columbia
cduiity, exhibited a sample of Chevalier
Barley, grown frofn seed imported by
James Runoldson, Esq. of Philadelphia,
wnicu weiueneve to be decidedly superior
to any cVer grown in ibis country and en
titled to a premium of $5 00.
The committee havo also examined
James Pa'son's Pallenl Thrashing AJachine,
manuelacturcu and sold by Simson r. Kasc,
in Danville, Columbia county, with the
horse power, and recommend ft to the atten
tion of the public as an excellent article,
the horau pbwer giving sufficient speed to
the machine by a regular step of the horses.
The next anual exhibition of the Society
to be held at Milton, Northumberland coun
ty, oil the first TtiesduV of Sentcmber.
The officers e
acted fdV tiie ensuing year
President, Charles Gale'.
Vice President, Joseph Paxtori'.
Assistant do. Edward G. Lyon.
Treasurer, John Vincent. Esq.
Secretary, James F, Murray.
By order of the Board.
JOHN C. GRIER, Sec'y
Danville, Nov. 20. 1838.
... FOREIGN. . '
, The London papers stale that 100"0 ions
of potatoes had lately been shipped fioin
llio Tl'anies for New York.
It is rumored that thc-Mnrouis 0f Nor
mandy is to be the governor or Canada.
A terrible explosion had taken place in a
coal pit at Lowca, near Whitehaven, by
which forty of the workmen were killed.
wo riien and two boys were blown out of
tne mouth oi the pit, like bullets From a gun.
Threoof ihciri vV'ere liB't killed, altliougji se
verely wounded, but the fourth fell back a
gain down the shaft, and was dashed to pie
ces. Thirty four of the man, who were at
the bottom, were found crushed together in
a mass, horribly disfigured,
A Grekt Storm in England.
The city ofLohddti wait visited by a.tre.
mendous storm on the night of October 28tli
the same having swept the whole north
ern and eastern coast of England with fear
ful violence. In London rain fell without
Irlt'crmisSltin itrttil inidriight, when the wind
increased to a fiiririus irale, which at 2 o'
clock in the morning became a hurricane,
and raed for four hours with dreadful fury.
Great numbers of clumnies were blown
down the leaden coverings of roofs were
stripped off and rolled up like a paper some
roots nave way unuer tne weight ell clnni
nics' falling upon them and in ihe outskirts
of the city many small tenements were pros
tfaled; Groat numbers of trer-s were toril
Up1 bv the roots, and Hyde Park was com
pletely strewed with tho limbs' ah'd bran
ches. .... .,
The sleam snip Royal Wiilian arrived
at Liverpool on the 5ti.of November, She
left New York fin the 20th ofOctober.
Tho-packet, ship Sheffield was to sail on
the 3d from Liverpool, with a ridrhber of tho
Dreadful Riot. .
There was a snvare riot at Cnveiitrv nn
Ihe night of Oct. 20lh, iti vjjhjcb a party of
iweiuy or ininy oi me viil Hussars and
Hglit dragoons were the actors. They had
a grudge, it seems; against the pofico of the
town, and made a disturbance in ilie street
for the purpose of getting an opportunity to
A fight ensued, in which many of the po
lice of the citizens were brutally beaten by
the soldiers, sevcii only of whom were ar
retted. The others succeeded in reaching
their barracks, and c'ddld not afterwards be
The Kinjf visited the opera; and was not
shot at. Count Dnrosnel has bepn despatch
ed to Lisbon, to officiate as tho King's riroxy
at the baptism of the prince , of prioress
whose birth was daily expected. Railroad
shares have declined in value, because the
expenses of construction aie foiiiid to be
much greator than the estimate's.
Despatches from General Van Halen,
commander (if thp Queen's troops(istato that
on the 18th October, he compelled Cabrera
to' raise the siege of Oaspe, and retire to
MaqlU. , . ,
Geri. Piilafox had at last prevailed ori tho
Government of Spain to establish a hospital
for invalid soldiers, and to appropriate to
that objett tiie coil vents of Alocha and &an
The "Buckeyo," a manimoijt hpg. 'of
Ohio, 1.0 feet long, and weighing 100.0 lbs.,
is on exhibition at Louisville, arid figures
in the advertising columns in an imposing
vignette which quite outstrips the "striped
pig" doWa 6MU O 5 '.
THE C0LUMBM DEMOCRAT.
"TnOTII WlTllOCT rzxn "
SJtTUItofil JJECE.mtER 8, 1838.
'Cdiigress'comin'e'ne'id iti sctsion on Monday last,
an elected Hugh A. Gafl&Ud, of Virginia, democrat,
Olcrk of the house, in the pined of Walter S. frank
lin, deceased. Tho vote stood,
Hugh A. Garland, . 100
Mattnaw Sf, Olair Clark', 101
On Tuesday, the President sent Ills annual mcs.
sage to Iho houses. Through tlio 'poltcnc8 of the
Hon David I'ctriliiii, wc luvo received a copy, but
at BD lalo an hour that we arc unable to publish It
this week. It will appear in our noxtcntho.
It will be recollected that Mr. Ki'lg'oic, llic rfcprc.
Rnnt.nlttn rrnm .TnfTntcon n,l lT..r:B.;.. V...
- w ..uit.ouu WUIIIUSKIOU
al District, Ohio, resigned his scatiri consequence
bftlio election of a sub-lrcasury irnan tb succeed
him'. At a lato special election, 'in tho sanic district
lr. Kilgoro has been defeated, and a Mr. Sivrnrpn.
gen, a decided sub-trcasujy man, clfctcd. Thus
naa mo opposition of Mr. Kilgoro to that measure,
ucen reproved ty the people.
Of this State met at Harrisburff on Tiicsdflv Ut
wlien a most disgraceful t-pcctacle was exhibited to
tne people ol this State, bv an nitmnnt nf ih mi.
nority to orcaniio "tWn hmiKi Innniuifeldnii (a ln .!n
w , ... vj'fiu.iiiiidi W ...II
oi trio ma oritv. and thus sceum in ilipmcnivfco it."
continuarico tor another three years, their much a
i)ueci power. U was an audacious attempt to treat
the elections as a nullity, by the most high handed
frauds and villanics that were ever ntnelirnl; but It
will undoubtedly result as it should, in their disgrace.
wopuwisn Uclow tlio first day's proceedings, for
which we arc indebted tb tiio Keystone. Wo have
rumors in regard to the proceedings of tho second
day, w hich arc too outrageous to bo credited, although
we arc prepared for almost any scene that the dcs.
perauon ol tiie wings might induce them to enact.
The Sena'tq tnct.ct ,ij o'clock; P. M.
and proceeded to organize, by electing O;
R." Penrose sneaker. Thu fW-il
from the county of Philadelphia were ad
mitted. Thomas S. Hell, Esq. was admit-
leu irom Hester. J he question ofthe admis
sion of the members from Huntingdon dis-
inci wiys postponed till alter tlio organiza
tion and had nbt been decided when our
paper went to press". ,
Since writing the above we learn that af
ter the democratic members from the coun
ty, of Philadelphia, were wronnfullv rfno.
cd ttii'ir seKi.q. Mr Iti-ntnii nn nf .i1n :.....
ed members, risked and obtained leave of
me oennio 10 speaK, anu atltlressecl the Sen
ate! A Motion wrtA ma'l'e tn hnvn itin
Kepioaciv ny ine secretary tir.nught rorwa.rd,
and tho Secretary tremblingly promised tb
brinjr them forwaid Mr. Penrose then cal
led General Rogers Iri the chair, and esc;.p
ed through the Window and was, followed
by the rest of his antimasoriic hrethcrh, and
the Senate .broke up in confusion.
1 I 1 I. 1 . 1 ri
HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES.
., Tuesday December A, 1838.
At lin'l past ,nine o'clock, Mr. Hill of
Westmoreland, hcingone of the oldest mem
bers present, gavo. notice that the members
elect would come to order at ilic usual hour
of eleven when the returns fr'oiri ihe differ
ent districts would bo read. , ,
"Pinstiarf t to this notice at eleven oYJrir'k,
Mr. Ililj of Westmoreland rose and said
As this is the day assigned bv, the conslitti
turn lor meeting of the general assembly nf
x ermsyivatjfa, I move that the clerk open
and read the, election returns from the citv
ol Plulndelpbia, and the several counties
of the commonwealth; which was agreed
Mi. Ttiirrmvn. lti' Rnnrain... r it.w
,V y Will ClllJl-
monwcalth, then appeared and presented
(what he styled") the official reinmo ,.r
here elected to the llpnse of Representa-
...v-o, Ul ,c vii-uuiin ueiu on tlio second
Tuesday of October las.
l heIe,rk t,lt:n read returns from the
city of Philadelphia, and was about pro
cendingto read .tho return from the county
or Philadelphia; when,
, ;Mr. Pray, rise and inquired by whom
thin.return was signed ?
.Tljo Clerk read the names of ,thn seven
fnUividuals whijsc names were subscribed to
Mr. Pray stated in his place, tl't this
was not thB legal reldrri, and fie therefore
presented to the clerk; a certified copy of
the correct returns from the office of' the
Prpthonotary, or tho county bf .Philadel
phia, and requested that it b,a road.
Mr. T. L. Smith said lie Imped there
would be no obiecliou to tlm rp,V,n r.i,
returns presented by ihe Secretary of the
.... , l(v ,g Up0 lM0 re
turns nrcsented bv bim ,
I ... -"." "a lllliv U1IICI31
evidence which we have ol the election in
the connty of Philadelphia, and the other
parts of the Cnmmnmvoltl, rr .i. .
on to justify the Secretary in withholding.
'",,l.,,t" w county of I'hUadflphia
signed by a majority of ihd return ujtt,
and sending to the house only that 0f tlm
rr.tno.ity, and concluded by hoping S
all those, who thought that there was n0
other legal returns but those presented bv
tno Secretary would not vole upon the ijuca
Mr. McElwce contended that the Secret
tary had no right to judge which of Ulc re
turns deposited m his office wore correct
but that ho was hound to present all to the
house, and that it was a most Unjustifiable
usurpation of power fot; him not to do so'
Ho was astonished t$ sco the gentleman'
Irom the city attempt to justify his conduct',
Mr. Hopkins hoped that both the returns
wodld be read.
,MT. Shunk, tho clerk, then put die ques
tion which was agreed to, and read botu re
turns,, together with the returns from the
other counties o.'the Commonwealth.
Sir. ole Vcns then rose and stated that he
was about to make a motion which ho ex
pected would pc acted upon by those Mv
who believed that the piopor mode or o
ganiztng this house, was that pointed out
by the gentleman from the city of Philadeil
phia, and proceeded, to make some remarks
in relation to the course pursued by the
Secretary of the Comnbiiwealth, and con-'
tended that tho names of, the mcmbeis only
who had been returned b the Secretary,
should be read. Mr. Stevens then moved
that the house procoed to fho election of a
Speaker, aiid that McssleHr'S Watts and
eiglcr, be appointed tellers which mo
tion was declared to he agreed to, by Mr
Stevens, without permitting an expression
rrorn t,he noes, and these two gentlemen im
mediately took a stand at the Sneaker's ta
Mr, ifrdpkthft said, as there appeared to.
m mT5 ,rc,u,lrns sent,, in from the county of
Philadelphia, , in order that the members
might vote unders.tandingly, ho moved that
tho clerk be instructed Jo put down tho
names of the members, from the county of
Philadelphia, ,yho liadr a majority of' the,
votes and were certified,. as members of
the Houao by a majority 'rjf tho return
Jiiilses,. .. .
Mr. T. S. Smith, hoped that those who
agreed with him in relation to this matter,
won d not vote on this question, as he appre
hended there was no body to vote an any
such question as this. The motion of Mr.
Hopkins, was then agreed to, and the Pauses
ol, the democratic members were inserted
on the roll.
Mr. II ill moved that tho clerk of tho
house, call over tho roll according to the
custom heretofore observed, which motisn
was agreed to, and the clerk proceeded to
call the roll, the tellers at the speakers desk,
commencing at the same time to call over
the names of tho members, for the purpoia
of electing a speaker. , ...
Refore the, clerk, had concluded calling
over the roll, the .tellers at ,111.6 Speaker's ta
ble announced that TllOMAS S. CUN-'
NINGHAM had received fifty-two votw,
and was therefore duly elected.
Mr. Cunningham then took the chsir, and
and called up0n Mr. T.L.Smith tor.dminit
tertho oath 0f office, after which he proceed
ed to administer tlio oath to the fifty-two
members wl)0 jlati elected htm, the remain
der of the House keeping their seals, and
the clerk stiu cayln the roll, at the conclu
sion ot -rt-hi&h call ho announced that fifty
six iuemi)inrf) a(j angered t tj,ejr n.,racg.
Mr. M'EI wee then moved that the House
proceed ,0 tft ejCRlj0, 0f a gper, anrt
,l,al the Clerks officiate as Tellers, .which
motion was agreed to, and tho Clerk after
havinc calpd over the names, announced
that WILLIAM HOPKINS, having re
cnived fifty-six votes, was duly eleeted
Mr. M'Elwee conducted Mr. HOPKINS
to the Chair, when Mr. Cunningham rose
and nave him his seat! , .
Mr. Hopkins then remarked, that under
the extraordinary excitement that agitated,
the dense crowd which filled the hall, ami
the. peculiar efforts at organization, by,
which he regretted to observe a portion of
the assemblage were attempting to prevent
tho regular rind customary proceeding of the
members, lie .begged to bo excused from
saying more at the presen't time, than mere
ly returning lo.tho House his thanks fortho
distinguished honor conferred upon hiuv
by electing him. the presiding .officer of
tho Honso of Representatives of Pennsyl
vania. Mr. II. then called upon Mr. Smith, of!
I ranklm, to administer tn him the oaths of
office, after which the fifty-six democratic
memhers look and subscribed the usual oath.
In the mpan time the other division of,
tha House adopted tho rules or tho last
house for their )rnvornmn. nml nnn;n,
ed co.mmittees to wn'a on the Governor ami
.-uuiuo io lniorm mem mat their House
wag orsranizpd and rcn'dv tn nmn.t i ...-
mess,, after which they adjourned until half
ipi ivu o nocii lo-morrow, and rolircd
from the IIall.3 ,
, On motion. Mess rs. T. nnrfrinra Jir
liead were annninlcd n mmm!n. :.,r .
the Senate that the House was organized
and ready to proceed lo business.
ucsion ana vnlliorn were ap
pointed a committee, in conjunction with a
similar committee from ttm Ro.,.i
form tho Governor ihnt itm T.....:.iii... -
organized and readv'tn rennivn .....
nicalion, which he may ba pleased to make.
... . .MiMuic4ii inoveu io suspend the nils
which reauires tho nnminnn.. rL.i,
one day previous to their election.
Mr. Ilill thought no good could result
from this motion. could nuke, our
nommauon to day; and proceed .to laiiiM