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LEVI L, TATE, Editor.
Saturday mohntho, afbil i, isoo.
ron premdemt iw ieo.
Jolm 0. Breckinridge,
roa vion president i
Charles E. Buckalew,
KMt to (A DmottctU Jtoional OtvnHon.
DEMOCRATIC STATU NOMINATIONS.
rOR GOVERNOR t
HENRY D. FOSTER,
FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS t
ELECTOR AT LARBC
Oborok M. Keim, of Berks County.
Kiohard Vatjx, of Philadelphia.
13. Joaim LlCBAtK,
14. JlAAC KeCKKOW.
15. George I). Jacuoh,
10. Joun A. AnL,
17. Joel B. Danker,
18. Jeme R. Crawford,
19. II. N. Lee,
SO. J. 0. Ilon-ELL,
SL, N. 1'. Frtterkar,
Si. Samcel Marehall,
S3. William Book,
24. U1RON I). IlAMLUf,
1. Fres'r. A. Bertrr,
2. Wkt. C. Patterboh,
3. JoaErn Crockett, Jr.
4. Jour O. Brekker,
5. O. Vt. Jacoit.
A. C&ARLRS KELLTi
7. Oliver P. James,
8. David BcniLL.
0. Joel 1 LionTKEft,,
10. & 8. Barier,
11. Tnoa. II. Walker,
12. B. B. WIJCHE1TEE,
22. Oatlord Cuurcq.
S&" On Monday morning, a steamor
lniiou with seven hundred bales of cotton
wad burned opposite Garrolltou, Indiana.
The Missouri Lcglslnturo adjourned
sins die on Friday ; but Governor Stewart
immediately issued a proclamation calling
an extra sessiou to consider the railroad
Tho Legislature. A Just Robuko. Tho TariilV-Onco More
The Legislature adjourned filially on However men may differ in opinion re- Wo pubHhcd last week, an article from
Tuesday, April 3d, at 1 o'clock. The specttng tho policy, justly says tbo Journal tho New York Evening W, olio of tho
closing tecnes of the Mwtion furnished am- of Commerce, in u political view, of the leading organs of tho Republican party,
pie proof that it was terminated hastily, President's protest transmitted to the insisting that Republicans were not protco-
without allowing timo for tho consideration House of llcprcaentativeson Thursday last, tivo tariff men. In connection with that,
and disposition of measures of tho greatest there is very little room for doubt as to tho and as a post-script thereto, wo append
publio importance. Thcgeucral appropri- soundness of the principlo laid down in that hereto, tho call for tho Black Republican
ation bill was not agreed upon by tlm- communication. The action of the llouso National Convention, in order to show that
Houses until within fifteen miuutcs of tho I of Representatives is an unwarrantable in- tho Post speaks by tho card, when it as-
tlmo fixed for final adjournment, and only torfereuco with tho functions and preroga- sorts that tho Republican is not a tariff
then under tho greatest pressure. Tho Uvea of n co-ordinate branch of tho Gov- party. It is a curious and significant fact,
Committee of conference appointed to ad- eminent, prompted, wo nrccompolled to that in this call, to every possible colorand
just tho differences between tho Houses, think, by political partisanship, and set on Bh.idc of parties, tho idea of a tariff or of
made a report on Monday night, which , foot m tho hopo of gaining party capital, protection to industry docs not occur ; that
was adopted by tho Senate and rejected by It seeks to cxplure tho mysteries of a po- in fact tho whole thing is silently but posi-
tho llouso of Representatives, lesterday litioal campaign longsinco closed, (in winch tively ignored.
mornini! tho voto on this question was re- there was corruption, both political par- I Wo should not have troubled our read
considered in each Houso, and tho subject ties were responsible for it,) and is designed ers with anj thing moio on this subject at
i-i!. committed to tho committee. The oh- to cast nolitical odium upon the Chief Man- this time, where it not for the blowing that
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caused its rejection m tho House, where the of exorcising tho only legitimate mode of tilth such notorious free trailers as il-
incrcaso of tho salaries of the Judges of tho procedure, by preferring articles of im-' mot and Boeder and Bauks, and the Now
Supremo Court, and n proviso to olio of tho peachment against him. iork Foil, tho newspapers of this country
sections graduating the pay of County Su- There is something disgusting and offen- ean never make tho peoplo believo that the
perintendents of Common Schools accord- eivo in tho proceedings of the majority of! Republican party is in favor of a tariff.
ing to tho number of bdiools in each dis- tho llouso of Representatives, upon the Now read the call for the Black Rcpubli
trict, and the labor required of tho Super- question under consideration. Rcekiuc
intendent. Upon their second meeting, tho witli political corruption in many instances,
conference committee agreed that tho Son- fresh from conflicts in which money has
ate should recced from this last proposition, been improperly used to secure their elec
The salary of tho Supremo Judges was tion, perfectly cognizant of the machinery
compromised in the first report, it having by which elections are influenced through
been fixed atS3,400 for each Judgo. The the use of pecuniary means they put on a
bill as it originally passed the llouso made virtuous air, express a horror of intrigues
tho salaries 3,21)0 each. This was in- and influences not consistent with tho prin
creascd by tho Senate to 83,000, and final- ciplos of honor, mid grossly and impudent
ly compromised by tho Committee at 83,- ly assail a co ordinate branch of tho Gov
400. Tho second report of tho committeo eminent, in a maimer at once disrespect
was adopted by both Houses, and' the bill ful and improper. Not ono of them is
passed and beoame a law by the signature ignorant of the customs of political parties
Mossago of tho iiosidont.
To the House of Representatives i
ftor a delay which has afforded mo am
ple time for reflection, and after much and
careful deliberation,! find myself constrain
ed by an imperious sense ot tiuty as a co
ordinate brunch of tho Federal Government
to protest against tho first two clauses of
the first resolution, adopted by tho Houso
of Representatives on tho Oth instant, and
published in the Congressional Globe on
tho succeeding day. incso clauses arc in
tho following words :
Itciolved, That a cominitto of fivo mem
bers bo appointed by tho Speaker, for the
purpose: First, of investigating whether
tho rrcsident ot tho United States, or any
from different portions of the Union, whoso
acquaintance with judicial procccdjngs,atid
whoso habits of investigation qualify them
nnniilSnrlv for the task. No tribunal, from
their position and character could, lit tho
nature-of tilings, bo more impartial. In
tho caso of Judgo Peck tho witnesses wore
selected by tho committeo itself, with tho
view to ascertain the truth of tho charge.
They wero cross examined by him, and
everything was conductod in such a man
ner as to afford him no reasonable causo
In viow of this precedent, and what is of
far greater importanco, in view of tho Con
stitution and principles of eternal justice,
in what manner lias tho President of tho
fTtiitiul Slnti. linen trniitnd lie- flin TTonsn
other officer of the Government, has, by 0f Representatives ? Mr. John Covodo, a
money, patronage, or other improper means re.,reseiitotivo from Pennsylvania, is tho
sought to influence tho action of Congress, .J,pii, ir.;-iint. Tn-innd nf fnl.
or any committeo thereof, for or against owi,', ti,0 wiso precedents of former times, der to avoid such prosecutions and annoy
tho passage of any law appertaining to tho i nm tpccially that in tho caso of Judgo I ahecs, becauso they lend to destroy that
ous defaulter, or even to u common pick
pocket. I do, therefore, for the reasons Hated,
and in tho name of the pjoplo of tho bovo
ral States, eoleiniilv iirotcut ftuainst these
proceedings of tho Houso of Representa
tives becauso thoy are in violation of tho
righta of a co-ordinate Executive branch
of tuo liovcrnmeni, aim suuversivo oi iw
constitutional independence j bcoauso they
aro calculated to foster a band of interes
ted parasites and informors, over ready,
for their own advantago, 10 swear ueioru
ox parte committees to pretended privato
conversations between the President and
themselvesincapable, from their nature,
of being disproved, thus furnishing matorial
fnr tmrrnissiiiir him. docraditic him in the
oyes of the country, and eventually should
ho bo a weak or timid man, rendering him
subservient to improper influences ; in or-
B& Tho Paris Putrie publishes a letter
from Turin, stating that tho question of tho
annexation of Savoy to Franco has been
definitely settled. Tho Patrie also btatcs
that the negotiations in regard to Tuscany
are in a fair way of coming to a conclusion.
Governor Houston, of Texas, not
having received the expected military aid
from tho Federal Government, has ordered
Colonel Johnston immediately to raise a
largo force of rangers, and drive tho In
dians from tho northern frontier. Ho will
take no steps against Mexico pending the
gratification of the treaty.
of tho Governor.
Tho Sunbury and Erie company suc
ceeded in boring their bill through on Mon
day night, after it had been repeatedly re
jected. It stays proceedings upon the mor-
tgago given to the State to secure the pay
ment of tho purchase money of tho canals,
for one year, and makes the claims against
tho road for work done and materials fur
nished, to the amount of 8000,000, a prior
lien to that of the State.
Robt. M. Palmer, of Schuylkill county,
was elected Speaker of the Senate during
the recess, he receiving tho votes of the
Opposition Senators. Tho Democrats vo
ted for Geo. W. Miller, of Washington
John K. Taylor, Esq., a native of
Philadelphia, where he was well known as
an accomplished and skillful shipmaster,
died January 27, last, in tho lifty-third
year of his age, at Sierra Leone, west
coast of Africa, whero he was acting in
capacity of American consul.
' Tho Constitution fctates that infor
mation has been received at the Department
of State that tho Cass-Herran treaty be
tween the United States and New Granada,
providing for the adjustment and payment
of tho claims of our citizens on account of
injuries received in tho riot at Panama in
ieS0, has been ratified by tho New Ora
An Excellent Article. Tho Raw
Bone Super Phosphate of Limo, manufao.
tured by Messrs. B.ujoii & Son, of Phila
dclphia, is a most excellent fertilizer for
fields and gardens, as has been fully proven
by experienced agriculturists, who have
tested its merits. Tho manufacturers for
mcrly resided in Chester co., and are well
known and reliable- men. Farmers and
gardeners aro recommended to purchase
of them. Sco advertisement.
In the Senate on Friday, a mcssago was
received from tho President, in reply to
tho resolution of inquiry, relative to the
operations of tho navy in tho Gulf of Mex
ico, nnd the instructiou under which it ac
tea. mo documents snow that tuo in
structions given to Captain Jervis were,
that ho ehould at all times afford protco
tion to tho citizens of the United States and
their property, and, if occasion should
arise, to protect any American vessel from
search or detention by tho vessels of other
nations on tho high seas. Tho Secretary
of tho Navy says that, upon tho facts sta
ted in tho official reports that have been
received, tho Department approves of tho
conduct of Captain Jervis and Comman
County School Superintendent.
By tho advertisement of Wsi, Buaauss,
Superintendent of Common Schools for
Columbia county, it will bo seen, that tho
tri-cnnial Convention of School Directors,
will bo held in the Court House, on the
first Monday of Muy, for tho election of a
County Superintendent. This is a con
vention of the utmost importanco, as the
success of thy school system in a great
measure depends upon the judicious r-elcc-tion
of this official. The County Superin
tendent should be a man not only of un
A Powerful Document.
In to-day's paper, says the Lancaster
Intelligencer, will bo found an admirable,
dignified and manly message addressed to
the Houso of Representatives by President
Buchanan, on Thursday last, in reply to
tho resolutions of inquiry adopted tome
time ago by that body, nt tho instance of
Mr. Covode, u Black Republican member
Tho position assumed by the President
in his reply, vjz : that Congress has no
right nor power to arraign the President
in the manner proposed by tho Covodo
resolutions; that tho only method known
to tho Constitution, by which an inquiry
can be made into tho official conduct of a 1
co-ordinate branch of tho Federal Gov
ernment, is by impeachment, when the
accuser and tho accused fchall meet face to
face, and when the facts shall be elicited,
not by an tzpurlc or Star Chamber proce
dure, but through tho well known and
established rules of evidence is so strong,
convincing and overwhelming, that we do
not wonder that Congress was taken by
surprise, when this bold attempt at usurpa
tion, on the part of a partizau majority in
Congress, was met by the Chief Magistrate
by an indignant reiusal to comply with a
demand unknown to tho Constitution, un
sanctioned by any law or known usage,
and repugnant to tho good sense of the ago
or tho dignity of manhood.
Tho protest of the President h) a paper
of great power, and replete with that man
ly and high toned sentiment which alono
becomes the position ho occupies. Had
he done less, ho would havo proved re
crcant to the high trust and confidence re
posed in him by tho American peoplo, and
lent a helping hand to the ignorant herd
of partizau bigots, who disgrace the Halls
of Congress by their prcsonco, and seek to
bring down to their own dograded level
not only tho office of Representative, but
that of the Exeeutivo, wlioso first duty is
to tho power that placed hira at tho head
of tho Government tho people next to
the Constitution, which ho is sworn to sup
Wo commend all of our readers to givo
this important State paper a careful perusal,
in contested elections; notono, wo venture
to assert, is more innocent of wrong in tho
appliances brought to bear upon such
questions than tho President, whilo many,
if tried by tho rule which they seek to ap
ply to him, would staud disgraced before
Whatever wrong has been committed in
tho executive office since tho organization
of tho government and wo think it has
been singularly exempt from oven the sus
picion of corrupt action as compared with
the illanics which have run riot in Con
gressional Halls, it is worthy of all com
mendation. There is a coolness and an
dacity in this attempt to involve tho Presi
dent in difficulty, characteristic of many of
the men who aspire to leadership in the
Republican party, seldom equalled in leg
islative bodies. Wo think the President
might well havo treated tho subject with
silent contempt ; but since ho has chosen
to speak, it irf well that ho has done so in
language at once dignified and appropriate.
The rebuke administered is well deserved.
can National Convention. Tho call for a
inio;incouvcnlion recently issued by men
assuming to represcntbut twenty States of
the Union, is a remarkable document. It
is so curious in all respects, and bound to
bo so useful in tho coming Presidential
canvass, that we transfer it to the columns
of the Veniocralni thus give i t wido Dem-
oeratic circulation :
Mack Kqmbllcan National Courcnlloii.
A National Republican Convention will
meet at Uliicnsro, on Wednesday, tho 13tl
day of June next, at 12 o'clock (noon,) for
tho nomination of candidates to bo bunnort
ed for President and Vice President at the
Tho republican electors of tho several
States, tho members of the People's party
of Pennsylvania, and of the opposition par
ty of Now Jersey, and all others who are
willing to co operate witli them in support
of the candidates who shall there bo nomi
nated, and who aro opposed to the policy
of the present administration; to federal
corruption and usurpation ; V) the extension
oj Slavery into the Itrritorits; to tho new
riahts of any Statu or Territory; and sec-lii. ,i ,,,,: itin nnmnniinn tn thn
ond, also to investigate whether any officer (jommitk,u on tll0 Juiliciary, tho Houso
or officers of the Government havo, by
combination or otherwise, prevented or do
Uated, or attempted to prevent or dcleat, ,
tho execution of any law or laws now up
on tho statute book, and whether the Pres-
dent has tailed or refused to compel tho
execution of any law thereof.
1 confine myself exclusively to theso two
branches of tho resolution, becauso tho
portions of it which follow relate to alleged
abuses in tho post offices, navy yards, pub
lie buildings, and other public works
of tho United States. In such cases
inquiries aro highly proper in them
selves, and belong equally to tho Senate
and House, as incident to their legislative
duties, and being necessary to enable them
to discover and provido appropriate legis
lative remedies for any abuses which may
be ascertained. Although tho terms of tho
latter portion of tho resolution aro ex
tremely vaguo and general, yet my solo
purpose in adverting to them at present is
to mark tho broad lino of distinction bo
tween tho accusatory and the remedial clau
ses of this resolution. The Houso of Rep
resentatives possesses no power undor the
Constitution over tho first or accusatory
portion of the resolution, except as an im
peaching body, wliiKt over the last, in
common with tho Senate, their authority
as a legislative body is fully and cheerful
It is solely in reference to tho first or
impeaching power that I propose to mako
a few observations.
Excopt in this sinclo case tho Constitu
tion has invested the House of Rcpresenta
and dangerous political doctrine that tho
finnstiflltinil. nf Itq mrn fnrn., nr-iow
very into all the Territories of tho United tivus with ',10 Powcri o jurisdiction, no su
States; to the re-opcuing of the African Pru';iuy whatever over tlm President.
have made my acciuerouo of my judges,
To mako tho accuser tho judge is a vio
lation of tho principles of universal justice,
and is condemned by tho practice of all
civilized nations. Evory freeman must re
volt at such a spectacle. I am to appear
before Mr. Covode, cither personally or by
a substitute, to cross cxamiuo tho witnesses
which ho may produce before himself, to
sustain his own accusations againt me, and
perhaps even this poor boon may be dinicd
to the Prehidont.
And whais the nature of tho investigation
which his resolution proposes to institute I
It is as vaguo and general as tho English
language affords words in which to make
it. Tho Committee is to inquire, not into
any specific charge or charges, but wheth
er the President lias, by "money, patron
age or othor improper means, sought to in
fluence'' not tho action of any individual
member or members of (Jongress, but "tho
action (of tho entire body) of Congress it
self, or any Committeo thereof. ' The
President might havo had somo glimmer
ing of tho nature of the offence to bo inves
tigated had its accuser pointed to tho act
or acts of Congress which he sought to
pass or defeat by the employment of "mon
ey, patronage or other improper means."
But the accusation is bound by no such
limits It extends to the whole circle of
legislation ; to-tbo interference "for or a
gaint the passage of any law appertaining
to tho rights of any Stato or Territory."
And what law does not appeitain to the
rights ot fatato or Territory And what
law or laws has tho President failed to ex
coutc? These nibht easily have been
pointed out had any such existed. Had
harmonious action for tho common good
which ought to be maiutainod, and which
I sincerely desire to chorish between co
ordinate branches of the Government ; and
finally because, if unresisted, they would
establish a precedent dangerous and em
barrassing to all my successors, to what
ever political party thoy miuhtbo attached.
(Signed) JAMES BUCHANAN.
Washington, 28th of March, 1800.
THE FINAL ADJOURNMENT.
HAniusnuno, April 3.
SENATE. Tho voto of last night on
tho report of tho Committca of Confercnco
.. 1 . -.!-.. i.!n
e general appropnauuii mw, iwia, uu
in of Mr. Finney, reconsidered, nnp
Ml . ll.n HrtnimiHnn
slave trade; to anymyuUU;, oj rights f XX A? Lawless asked in inquiry to be made
amons citizens ; and who are in favor of 'lent of them as tboy are of him. As a co- b , H b , , J x . .
the immediate admission of Kiusis into ordinate branch of the Government ho is , lut, "ou c "Ul-l"ur , , . .' ,.
V, - , "'I11110" 01 iausas into . . , t,.,,,,.,- i, ,i, ,,,,. ,,-, ,1 general terms, had not violated us ludi
tho Union under the cou-titution recently equal. Indeed, he is the only direct . , . ', , BnCcifiCation of -uiv
adoutedbv its neonle of rotorii.L- the representative on earth of the people of all ml, "'0 without tno specmcation ol .mj
auopecu u us people, oi rcstoiing tho '. , ... . , ' ,., ., ! particular act, I do not believe thcru
federal administration to a system of rigid m, "cu of lu sovereign bt.ites. lothciii , 1 , x , b . , . , , ,
economy, and to tho principles of Wa-hin,- 'lJ. " . .nl!'. . responsible, whibt I ,' ' ,tr? .' l Z" , ,f. I
nr'tniif tiiTinn tun enimpnnt iiu n.iii.titiifmii, . . ... ......... -
Washington, April 3. Charles E.
Sinclair has resigned his position of Asso
ciate Judge of the United States Supremo
Court for Utah. Judge Oradlebaugh, of
that Territory, is now is Washington. It
is not known that any of tho I'cdoral
officers, excepting Governor Cumming and
Surveyor General titauibaugh, are now iu
The Houso Poot vffico Committee havo
nearly unanimously agreed to recommend
the restoration of tho mail contract to the
steamship Isabel, uud the Committeo of
Ways and Means will, there is little, if
any doubt, report an appropriation of
850,000 per annum for her mail servieo
between Charleston and Key West, in ad
dition to tho Oeeau postage between Ha
vana and Key West.
Senator Hunter emphatically denies tho
truth of tho despatch from St. Louis,
charyinx that ho had written a letter to
Springfield, Illinois, urging tho Cook
ton ami dciterson: hi Mtaiuananx tn
violate the rights o the Mutts, ami tl fend
ing the soil of every ti'ale ami Territory
from loults invwii'in ; mid f ptucivmg
the inltgrily i f this Union, awl the su
primary if the Constiiution and lows
paistil in puisuance thereof, against the
conspiracy ot the leaders ot a sectional
party tj resist tho majority principles
Late Foreign News
By the arrival of tho steamer-zlraita at
New York on Friday, we have three day's
later intelligence from Europe, embracing
news of much importanco. Tho British
llouso of Lords havo concurred iu tho
resolutions of tho llouso of Commons ap
proving tho French Commercial Treaty
Tho British Government has been informed
by Franco that the annexation of Savoy
to her dominions is absolutely necessary.
fitness, but also Switzerland has protested against this
nl duty, and not in any maimer to the
House of Representatives. The people
have thought proper to invest him with tho
nio-t honorable, responsible, and dignified
office iu the world j and the individual.how
ever unworthy, now holding this exalted
po itiou, will take care, so far a.s in him
lies, that their rights and prerogatives shall
oitablMied in this gou'rnmont at tho ex- IunuI IJU v-olatud in Ins por-on, hut shall
pousoofiU existence, aro invited to send "!S!i l- ' hUCCUS",rs unimpaired by tho
from each Statu two deleL'ates from uverv "S-jous preeuiieiu.
Congressional District and four delegates will defeml them to tins but extremity
at large to the Convention.
rjuwin l). .Morgan, -New lork.
Joseph Battlett, Maine.
George G. Fogg, New Hampshire.
Lawrence Brninard, Vermont.
John 'A, Goodrich, Massaehu-etts.
Wm. M. Chase, Rhode Island.
Gideon Wells, Connecticut.
Thomas Williams, Pennsylvania.
George Harris, Maryland.
Alfred Caldwell, Virginia.
Thomas Spooner, Ohio.
Cassius M. Clay, Kentucky.
James Ritchie, Indiana.
Norman B. Judd, Illinois.
Zachariah Chandler, Michigan.
John II. Tweedy, Wisconsin.
Alexander II. Ramsey, Minnesota.
Andrew J. Stevens, Iowa.
Asa S. Jones, Missouri.
Martin F. Conway, Kansas.
Lewis Clephane, District of Columbia.
a gainst any unconstitutional attempt, come
fiom what quarter it may, to abridge the
constitutional rights of the Executive, audi
render him .subservient to any human pow
er except themselves. The people havo not
confined the President to thcxcrciso of
They have also conferred upon him, in
a large measure, legislative discretion.
No bill can becomo a law without his an-
tho Star Chamber and of General War
rants, there lias been no such proceeding
in England. The House of Representa
tives, the impeaching power of the country
without consenting to hoar a word of ex
plauation, have endor.-cd tho accusation
against the President, and made it their
own act. Tlu-y even refined to permit a
member to inquire of tli.) Presidents ac
cuser wh.it were the specific clrirges.ig.iiiHt
him, Thin in this preliminary accu-atiou
of '-high crimes and mUdeiucauorn" against
a co-ordinate branch of the tJoveriiin.'iit,
i under tho impanelling power, tho Home
refused to hoar a single suggestion even iu
regard to the correct mode of proceeding;
but, without a moments delay, p.ts-od tli.)
accusatory le.solutions under the pressure
of the previous question.
In the institution of a prosecutinn for
any offence against the most humble citi
zen -and j. claim tor
myselt no greater
proval as representing the peoplo of tho "ghts tlum he enjoys the Constitution of
Jss it shall pass after his 1110 c-nueu states, aim ot tuo several otates,
require that lie should bo informed, in th
United States, miles
luiu ,i majority oi two tliirus oi notu
Houses. In this legislative capacity he
might, in common with the Senate and
Houso of Representatives institute an in
quiry to ascertain any facts which ought
, to influence his judgment in approving or
vetoing auy bill. This participation in the
performance of legislative duties between
co-ordinate branches of tho Government
ought to inspire tho conduct of all of them
in their relations towards each other with
Bgy Wo compile from official sourecs, mutual forbearance and respect. At least
very beginning, of the nature
tho aecmation igaiu-t him, iu order to pre
pare for his defence. There aro other
principles which I might enumerate, not
loss .s.icred, presenting an impenetrable
shield to protect every citizen falsely I
charged with a criminal offence. These
have been violated in tho prosecution insti
tuted by tho House of Representatives a
g.iinst the Executive branch of the Govern
ment. Shall the President alouo bo do-
tho bill recommitted to tho Committee
Pending tho motion to recommit, an
amendment was moved, instructing tho
Senate Committeo to recede from tho sen
ate amendment rclativo to tho salarirsif
tho Judges of tho Supremo Court, but it
was lost yeas 9, nays 17.
Alter a short time, iur. jinnoy, unair
man of tho Senate Committee of Confer
ence on the Appropriation bill, made re
port, recommending that tho Senate recede
from the proviso rclativo to tho graduation
of tho salaries of County School Superin
tendents. The report was adopted.
The bill to incoiporate tho South I'itto
burgh Coal Company, which had been
vetoed, was passed over tho veto.
The bill giving Justices) of tho Pcaca
power to try certain actions of a criminal
character, with a jury of sixpereons, which
had been vetoed, was taken up, and the
Tho Senate then went into an election
for Speaker, which resulted in the choice
of Robert M. Palmer, of Schuylkill (Re
publican). The Democrats voted for Mr.
Miller, of Washington.
Mr. Brunei, in retiring from the. tihair,
delivered a neat address.
Mr. Palmer assumed the C'lnir on being
declared elected Speaker, and tho oath
having been administered, delivered an
oloqueut speech of thanks to the membcis
for the honor of being chosen their pre., i
Aftar resolutions of thanks to tho offi
cers, Sic., the Speaker declared the Sennt';
adjourned sine me.
HOUSE. -Mr. Huso offered a resolu
tion tendering the thnnkst of members to
the Hon. Wm. C. Lawrence, Spjaker of
tho House, for tho eminently ju.-t maimer
in which he has presided over the delibera
tions of the body.
Tho resolution, on motion, wai postpo
ned for a short time.
Mr. Elbnaker movod to reconsider the
oto, disagrciingto the report of the Com
mittee of Conference on the general ap
propriation bill, and stated hi.s object to bo
to obtain the recommittal of the bill in a
Tho motion to reconsider was unani
mously agreed to.
1 Ml Willist.nn innvnl tlm flio rennrt n
lid CllUSe Ot . montni nitti' il in llir, (Iniiiinitlon. tvliiih tun.
Mr. Willis-ton asked to bo excused from
serving on tho Committee, which was not
Tho Govornor returned with his objec-
Delegates to attend tho Charleston Con
volition, and intimating that their expenses
would bo paid.
If tho proposed amendments to the
Pacific Telegraph bo adopted by tho Houso,
there is reason to believe that tho lino will
not be built for years to come, us the cap-
Hal to iiisuro its construction will not bo
supplied. It will cost propaply from
8-100,000 to SI ,000,000, besides a largo Carlisle,
sum annually to keep it iu working order. Chambcrtburg,
The Rhode Island Election. Danville,
PnoviDENCE, R. I April 4, midnight a,3toui
-Thirteen towns give Win Spraguo, (J
Dem. candidate for Governor, 3B0S votes. Harrisburg,
And Scth Padclford, Rep., 3002 " Hollidaysburg,
These returns aro mainly from the Re- Kensington,
publican stronghold. Lancaster,
Spraguo will bo elected by 1500 major- i-ehanon,
the following list of Post-offices iu Penn-
c.ieh has a right to demand justice from I Pvcd of the protection of those great prin
l. 1 rm. . , .....
, l-i-ii L . .i einiur. xne cau-o oi complaint is mat
sylvania, which yield a net revenue to tho .,, .,;,, , V '"l1"""1 "
' ' , ., ,, , , , tl10 constitutional rights and immunities of
Government of more than a thousand dol- the Executive hav? been violated in the
lars, or ot which tfio compensation of tho person of the President. Tho trial of an
Postmaster exceeds 81,000.
ity 1 1
Th Republican majority last year was
5392 l" !
Tho returns for members of tho Legis
lature arc also against the Republicans.
should be enabled to impress upon all con- proposed arrangement, and tho announce-
netted with tho schools tho importanco of ment has also called forth from tho Eng
io sustaining this right arm of the govern- lish press somo bitter denunciation against
rncnt, that in all essentials, it may impart Napoleon and his policy. The full returns
jttMainnf (n. posterity.
With the view of tho late voting in Italy show an over.
Democratic Victories We havo
numerous and gratifying evidences, from
all sections of the country ,of tho growth of Washim-ton.
an aclivo National publio sentiment. In West Chester,
Milwaukio on Tuesday, tho Democrats Vjllbarro,
elected their Mayor and other city officers ,JJjilull,or-i
by 1,000 majority. In Cincinnati the en- '
tire Democratic ticket was elected by over
impeachment of the President beforo the
benato, on charges preferred and prosecu
ted .If'llllif him 1. fl, Unnon nP M nvnenn .
fir i tatlveti' wouul bo an imposing spectacle to
i,,; tho world. In tho result not only his ro-
,'i.7 moval 'rom -le Presidential office would
ten h i!,volvoil hat "'bat is of infinitely great
i .mo or -ml1ortanco to himself, his character,
both in tho eyes of tho prosont and of fu-
ciples which prevail in every laud where a
ray of liberty penetrates tho gloom of des
potism ? Shall the Executive alono be
deprived of rights which all his fellow cit
izens enjoy? The whole proceeding against
mm jusuues tno tears ot thoio wise and
' turo generations might pos-ibly bo tarnish
878 ,., Tli ,li,.r, .r.f , iT: ..i.i :.
j Oao i B,i.i;i.i-i u-iuii mill nuuiu ii
tious tho bills to incorporate the Pcnn
sylvania Cannel Coal Company, and to
incorporate tho Aerated Manufacturing
Company of Philadelphia. Both -vetoes
The veto of the bill relative to tho Allen
town School Districts was also sustained.
Tho bill to incorporate tho Commercial
Guarantee Company of Philadelphia, was
reconsidered and passed finally.
Mr. Strong, from tho Committeo of Con-
f-Tpnun nn tin, finniM-fil A risrr,r,!-,ir,-i l.lll
great nien who, beforo tho Constitution was 'maaoa report btating that tho Senate
adopted by the States, apprehended that I had agreed to recede from certain amend
thotendoneyof the Goverumciitwastothe mcilli rclatiVo to tho salaries of County
aggrandizement of the Legislative at tho School Superintendents, but insisting on
expense of the Executive and Judicial do- their amendment touching tho salaried of
I again declare emphatically, that I mako
tms protast lor no reason personal to my
self, and I do it with perfect respect for
i puiuu uuurc:u ue reuccteu unon inn p innn, i tuo no iso 01 miirn-.im-riMvn-i in t-i,,i,h i
1 V"0 1 t'l "ler'can people who elected i had tho honor of sorviiw as a member for
Tl'fi'lt' ellcu tuo precautions adopted by five successivo terms. I havo lived long
'"J; I "in Constitution to socuro a fair trial. On in this goodly land, and have enjoyed all
i il p I bucl1 a tria1' !t ueclares that tho Chief Jus-1 the offices and honors which my country
1 preside. 1 Ins was doubtless be- could bostow. Amid all tho
the Judges of tho Supremo Court.
Tho Houso adopted tho report of the
Committee ; yeas 51, nays 41.
Mr. Rouse's resolution of thanks to Mr.
Speaker Lawrcnco was then adopted un
animously, Mr. Achenbach offered a resolution
tendering the thanks of tho Houso to the.
Chief Clerk which was agreed to.
Resolutions of thanks were also voted to
tho clergy of Harrisburg, and tho various
causo tho fratucrs of tho Constitution be. storms th
lioved it to bo possiblo that tho Vice Pros- present is the first attempt which haB ever i officers of the Houso.
A comuutteo of two was appointed to
wait on tho Governor, in conjunction with
Hue committee ot tuo Benato, to inform
mum, migui ou uuisoci uy tue lact that iu , ocen mauc, to my Knowcdgo, to assail my
caso of a removal of tho President from 1 personal or official integrity, and this as '
Officii till'. Minn kli.ill rlmml r.n H. VI,,., I H, l!,,,,, I , ...,.. 1.! ... T.. 1.-11
t7 . "..,.. uutwi.w iuu , itu imm muu I.? tijijuuauiiiiii; wuen j. snail vol- a
i resident. untanlv retiro from tbo servieo of
Adjonrnmtnt of the Legislature. A
which is a largo Democratic gain. resolution to adjourn stic die on Tuesday
In Elmira, N. V., tho ontiro Democratio next, the third of April, has passed both
ticket was elected. In Portland, Mo., tho branches of tho Legislature
Doraocrats elected their Mayor by 49 ma- "" ", ;
:or;(v uu.k. aiiu JiepuDllc ann tno wa
' -" i:.i n i... ii..t. ii , ,.
, , , T , iiuuai ana, mo jiiuck iiepuBiioan organs
JSy Julicn, tho great musical conductor Rt Washington, havo died out, as tho owl
and composer, died lately in a lunatio asy- 8aill for ","nt oftironth.
lum at Paris. His recent unsuccessful cn fiQr A man is Vfoofto bo enraged at
mr mi in. I Tiim lint flni tvrn TIn..aA f ii. t
prcliminnrv nrocccdincrs in tho trv. I fuel nromllv mnuflinnd tlmt ti.AVn ;a I wmiM .i;M-.n u;
House in tho case of charges which may I no public act of my life which will not bear Mr. Jackson offered a resolution which
involve impeachment, have been well and , the strictest semtinv. T nVC, ,11 !m.,.tin. , 1 r. . '
wisely settled, by bug practice, upon prin-j tion. Nothing but tho basest perjury cam committeo of two, to intbL tho Senate
c,p es of equal justice. Loth to the accused su ly my good name. I do not fear oven that the House was ready to ad ouru and
aucUo the people The precedent estab- this, becauso I cherish an humblo confidence 1 Messrs. Jackson and Hofius were apnoin
lishcd in tho c.i-0 of Judgo Peck,of Misfou- that tho gracious Being who has hitherto ' ted the Committee PP
n, in I15.ll, after careful review of all for- defended and protected 1110 against tho 1 Mr. Thompson flu-n m, n,l 1
mer nrcce cuts will I venture to predict, , .hafts of falsehood and malice, will not do-' a farewoli Xess th mSer a, b
stand tho test of time. In that case Luke sort mo noiv. when man l,.nl-m l,.,..'.i ...c 1 ... muiim-rd, amid
T.U 1 T i . .1 . . , - . . -- ...... - mint ii.
.w.uuiiu .siiL'HLU. winn 11 srrniiiro iv
HUH.,,.. 11. viosi, mo aceu or, pre-ented a uod and my country that no human being I contrasted with tho hustlo and confusion
petition to the House .1, which ho set forth ! with an exception bearcely worthy of no-lthat had till thc-n preva ed' Mr T 'h ad"
minutely and specifically, Ins causes of ticc, has at any period of my life .fared to dress was a masterly effort althou'J.en
complaint Ho prayed that tho conduct approach mo with a corrupt or dishou- tirely extempore , ' 2
and proeeedings in behalf of tho said Judge orablo proposition, and, until tho recent A message was received from tho Gov.
- j ------ -.". ....... w muu- iii.c.uitiuiiuii iiiub uiiv iirsmi- ni-nn it, tlm t.,3(,Yi 11...... ...:. ,
r.vv,ub wiuill Willi IllO
on as to your wisdom andjustico shall seem storm of exasperated political excitement
proper. This petition was referred to tho would chargo mo, in tho most remote de
Judiciary Committeo, and such has over . croo. with havim? mmln kucIi
been doomed tho appropriate committoo to to any human being. I may now however
cxcmim in tno languago ot compluiut, cm
mako similar investigations. It is a btarui
ing committeo supposed to bo oppointod
without roferenoo to special case,
ployed by my first and greatest predcecs-
SOr. th.lt "T lmvn linnn n',a.ll ! ..!.
J - ' - ""V" muuovw 111 BUUH
gnrnttumil indoccnt terms as could
nl HI II IT i 1
w uiuuie, i', .11,
Tho House, on motion, took a recess un
til 1 o'clock.
Upon reasjiubliug, at ten minutee before
1 0 dock, a messago was received from
tho Governor, communicating his appiovnl
of tho general appropriation bill,
" -Aiiminwiju, npeaKcr pio inn,, then