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Spaeth of R. Z. Henderson,Esq.,
'Of Camber/and. CoMmittee of-the Whole, on
0 the Bjlt to extend the charter of the lllichant•
ice' .Rank of the city and county of Philadel
phia;, and to provide for the immediate compte4
Lion of the North Branch - Canal."
__MR. Ulta_toman:i—Having no dispost
- tionTOAO he 'Main object - of
the bill; and not wishing to be misunder
stood, and. consequently misrepresented,
1 desire to exprese views upon this
.bill before the committee rise. In doing
so I shall be'as brief as possible, and eit•.
deavor to confine•myiselfsittictlY,to the is
sues here presented. Should I fail to
minvince; I Abell not be disappointed.—
• Should I succeed in making myself un
derstriod, my ebjecCwill be fully attained.
I. ask then the attention of the House -
• Tint that they may listen to.an argument;
but; thatthey may indulge' one of
humblest of their members, for a few
moments, in reviewing a measure of ern
penance. which. perhaps, may be sails
•-factiary -to him alone.-
- The preeent Governor has ably and
•iepeatedly given his authoritative opin
ion upon the condition of the Banking
System off this State and upon the policy
of anatierease of Banking capital.-. We
•have'evidences daily within these walls
of- the' feeling of the other' side of the
• House upon the same topics. They, per
'hapi, express the"sentiments of the pop
ular will. 1 shall only give utterance to
my own convictions;• of right. Actuated
by 'no selfish feelings to, thwart the wish
.es of the administration—guided by no
servile submission to political oopularity,
whilst I disapprove, ver,y_humbly, of the
views of the Executivie... I must be' per
mined to denounce the course pursued by
certain members upon this floor in their
efforti ao-tfirust upon the public—pro
bono publieo —iheir statesrnan- like views
of financial po licy.`
It might not be pertinent at this time
'to discuss the stale subjects of Banks,
upon which every argument, however
powerful. must be trite and uninteresting;
nor do I wish to revive the:coutroversy
about a " Torn Benton mint drop me
dium" and a paper currency. ,'she ex
haustless mines of California—the fabu
lous, wealth of Australia, have yet to
work out their results upon the commer
cial and 'political world. Untll2l. wee are
known, we dismiss the subject from our
view. It may be well to remark that at
'the present time there is no unnatural
inflation of paper .cuieency. In support
'of the " sound financial condition of the
United States" I add, the following table,
which has been placed in my hands. of
the relations of paper. and coin during
the several periods of 1816, 1830, 1836
Years. Bank notes. Coin
1816 $87,500,000 $7,500,000 11 to 1
1880 60,000,000 10,000,000 6to 1
1836 180,000,000. 28,000,000 4. td 1
1858 163,268,858 141,600,000 1 1-10 to 1
This table shows the very remarka
ble'result that the propciftion of coin to
paper in active circulation has increased
ten fold, since 1816, and four fold since
1830, and has more than doubled in the
last three. years. A dollar in coin was
accompanied by fotirdollars of paper in
1836, and now each dollar of paper is ac•
companted by one in coin." If this view
be correct, we have no crisis to dread in
our commercial relations from an anon
ded 'currency. It may suffice then for
my-present purpose to know that I am
not one of those who imagine there is
WO much banking capttal in the city of
Philadelphia; on the.contrary, I believe,
there is too little. Then, sir, I shall not
hesitate to vote for the renewal of the
charter of this Bank—believing it to be
a well regulated—one of the best; if you
please, regulated institutions in the State;
and having no conscientious scruple!a
gainst a bank of issue, certainlri - -- - may
predict for it lavor in that quarter,
whence cone shaving shops to be scat•
tered with a lavish hand all over the
But.. Mr. Chairman, in turning over
the bill that I hold in my hand, I dimly.
ehhat there is another side to it ; and I
am a little, very little surprised, when I
consider its author, J imagine it this
section hild been offered as an amend,
went. my friend from the 'city, (Mr, Hart)
would have dirtcied the attention of the
House. at once, to the fourth joint rule—
the subject matter of the one being es
aentialy different from that of the other.
Sir, I must say, for .myself, that this bill,
to its Present shape, cannot receive my
vo.e ; and I believe 1 do the House but
justice, when 1 assert that it can never
receive their sanction.
I shall proceed to •inquire why these
two propositions are embraced in the
same bill ; and as I do so, my objections
will become manifest. The title is sig.
nificant in itself, and -suggestive of Eta
cables. It is no less than "An Act to
-extend the chart-r of the Mechanics
Bank of the city and county of Philadel
• phia, and to 'provide for, the immediate
completion of the North Branch Canal.
Here are two distinct, Independent prop.
ositions, qualified by and depend , nt upon
each other. I may say without fear of
contradiction that the only object in view
is to force two measures, of doubtful ex
pediency (to satisfy all) through the Leg. ,
islature. Is it a bargain 1 The parties
M it are not less to be tcommended for
,'their frankness, than to be admired for
,their ingenuity: It is said that - extremes
meet, hut as I can conceive no' possible
• .opppattry existing between two mess
ures so widely. different, 1 must beg to
• katic suspiciously, upon the compromise.
t•00)t upon it in no .other light:than as
nuirititved attempt to control opinion,
mind' consequendy to deny correct legisla.
tin.' A ask this House if the::: id not
now a Section embraced in the genera:
Appropriation bill, 'providing for - the
completion of the North Branch Canal ?
' There is.. It comma then before us on
trainmelled and uneupported—upon -its
merits, As soon would , I think of inner
: poratiog the bill to extend , the charter of
, this bank, in the Appropriation' bill, and
then we would have fora title, "An Act
to extend the charter of the Mechonics`
Berik, &c., to provide for the expenses of
the government, and for 'other , purpo ;
' Tito bonus 'offered is worthy of considera
, lion. It is mild by, Immo, I have made no
, calculation, that it is r"-t a * Treater amouyt
'than would bo renlizvi in the t.tx Upon the
dividends of the Bank. ThO•oxemption from
any:tax - or charge- whatever for a period of
twenty years' should only bo granted upon Let
ao„cqulitalenC.ln tha .fornio of a bonne.-
- Itetifaf perlottef.ilmrio'rapid 'may' bo o
:ebb development of the rettources of the Batt°
attAp,be demand for ctiPitolio.oxynded, as to
'snoreasaimakossurably the,profihr Of banking
capital—and . thereby In justice • to.tbe.other
.interests of the state render ,it 'Orisable to
Imposo'heaviar'or an addltletint toripon'iboplt
.'divideinht; 11014 at It easy—tile only ft
-'olUggdellOp:,"i 1 , 4170 no pleb tq raiio
lies wharf What I m t complain
Cr lit' dtkilarlng root Oita' the 111411d8;
the own ootehlitoilciti diet inte:the mow
try gt suit ofihutidrti ' And tirePt.rffri
St."* 0 11 400701n0t440,
own purposes, orlo the intereite , cf thcise
enlisted in Its behalf If thisrre-chartor be
'granted- , -a revenue would neciesserily aderue
to." the Coininonrialth—if in the shape_ of, n
berms; I, do hold' it should bo subject to sub
Again, ,Mr. Chairman, I call the attention
.• of the House to the irreconcileable • hostility
of the Govertior-to Banks, and his unceasing
_ devotion to -the-completlon _ of_the__ North
)Branch canal, upon the principle, I, presume,
that he' hopes to in the ditch of tho.one
the . ...rags" of the other.,. It is a matter of
--recordthat-at the last session of the Lin lola
turn a large number .of banks applied for
• charters, re-charters, and „extension of privi
leges; and at the same time the friends of the
North Branch canal demanded the dim of
eight hundred thousand dollars to complete
their work: rininnot , close my eyes- you sir,
cannot be blind to the fact that these bills
•••. . - - ,
platted this House, hand in hand. The one
received favor of the Executive—the others
the no small distinction of being included in
an onmitnis veto—save one.. Now what have
we here to-day? Sir, is this a bribe, a legis
lative bribe, to be laid at the foot of the Ex
This brings me ,neocesarily , to the second
branch of the to. the North
Branoh•conal. Ido not intend to discuss the
propriety of this appt'opriation now. I have
given candidly my reasons for opposing the
passage of this bill in its present shape; what
ever force they may have upon others, they
are conclusive to myself.
I conclude thOn, Mr. Chairman, by moving
to strike eat all that porticn that relates to
the North Branch canal. If this be adapted
I shall vole for' the bill.
HERALD AND EXPOSITOR,
WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 80 1863
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'rant of James Green, ,(colored,) convicted re
cently in Adams county, of the murder of
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day, the 15th day of April.
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MR. HENDERSON'S SPEECH
The speech of Mr. HENDERSON, in the fore
going columns, I hough,brief is to the point,
and will be read pith approval and satisfaction
by . his cbrititudots. As on the Pennsylvania
Bank exhoneration bill of last session, so Mr.
Henderson is right in relation to the bribery
feature of this Mechanics' Hank bill.
SPEEDY CONVICTION FOR MURDER
Arthur Spring, arrested two weeks ago for
the murder of Ellen Shaw and Hannah Lynch,
in Federal street, Southwark, an account of
which we published last week, was . -put upon
his trial in the Court of Oyer abd Terminer
of Philadelphia county, on Monday morning
last. The principal witness against him was
his own son, Arthur Spring, jr., about 18
years of age. The trial closed on Thursday
evening, when the jury returned a verdict of
guiliji of murder in the first degree. Siling,
the elder, still maintains his innocence, and
declares that his son, with the assistance of
several other boys, committed the deed. The
son was subjected to a very severe examina
tion, but everything failed ,to shako his evi
dence. He no doubt gives a true account of
the affair.' Thus within a fortnight has cot
victien followed on 'the heels of crime—a
warning to all evil doers that justice can be
swift as well as sure. ,
GOSSIP AT WASIIINGTOPi.
The talk from Washington now is, that the
President has mightily offended the Miami
delegation of the Ohio Democracy, by giving
all hie appointments to the Sawbucke, who
aro the strictest Hunkers; • while, on the .con
trary, the New York delegation are swearing
because no ono but a baruburner stands any
chance. Mr. Pierce bus been pretty short
with applicants—some disappointed men say
crusty. All sorts of things - are threatened,
but such threats generally end in smoke.—
At present, Pierce and Marcy are very desi•
rous the Senate should adjourn, lest it should
do or say something to commit the Adminis
tration in its fordign policy. •
. ; .q:ZY Our little "local item" two weeks
since about the Post Office, in which the Edi
tor of the Volunteer was mentioned as being
" a quiet applicant," - hati set our neighbor to
growling like a bear, and intimations are
thrown out thakwe were actuated by "selfish
noes," &o. Poh 1 • In the matter of the grog
gle for the Catlisle P. c., we are of course
necessarily indifferent, as it is not probable
our advice will bo asked or taken respeeting
it. We were quite as well prepared to approve
of our neighbor's selection for it as of any of
the others: Ile thinks we have no right to
interfere, but certainly we have a good ex
ample for so doing in his well remembered
and constant interference in the saute appoint
ment in 1899, when the Whigs were in the
same state of perplexity. Keep cool, neigh
. ger The political guillotine, at Washington
already reeks .with the blood en thousand
victims, Yet are not
.a tenth. of the appli
cants supplied with places. There is no end
to the number and the vatlep of the demands
upon the appointing power. Among other
petitions before the President is one from a
waggish . Preesoiler in the East, fornierlY
prominent Ldoefoce who hod applied to Oen.'
PiPreo for on 9pointment, as agent i 9 c al Us.
Division; Mr. •„CALIiOIINIA.—The California
Legislature are now preeeing the eubjeot of
dividing the State. into .three, Staloa---Aierra,
the mountain diviaien,' containing about 28. :
000 Inhatiltantv ; catjjornict,.. containing 207,-
000 ; and 2Waret, the SoutitereState, Wain-
Oinig.Las • itaftalaa Pad and cat
taplngP.4,9oo.tiittab,ltante.. ,ti;e deoire
of. some to Malce r lularea.i : plit,to„,Pta , ta!,
trust Congreas will patme "befOve It eanotione
go num, new slats/,, . p'
The nominntions .made by the Whig State
Convention, says' the Harrisburg' . Telegtaph:
tsili bq ,well received throughout the State-:
The nominees are strong men, and every way
worthy and well qualified to fill the offietOo
which they have been nominated. '
---hin,TownAtx,-the candidate for Canal Com'
'inissioner, is a Lancaster county Whig, a first
rate mutt in all respects, and stands high
wherever ho Is known. lie is a member of
the present Legislature,•and has made him
self many friends`by,his aourse in thdt. body
Ho. stands deservedly; high with all parties.
A better man could not have been found in
the State, or one trere thoroughly acquainted
wi h tho public works of the .Commonwealth ,
and who understands how they shot.ld be
managed to advance the interests of the State
and of the people, to the best advantage.—
These facts will not be denied by his oppo
Mu. McCLunn, the candidate. for Auditor
General, is a young man of promise and
standing, editor 'of the Ohambersburg
one of' the .best conducted papers in the State.
He is the artificer of his own fortune,"
having raised himself to his present position
by dint of industry and energy combined with
'talent and peq,everance. ife, is every ivny
worthy of the nupport ,, ,of the people, and if
elected, will ho found to prOMpeand chic
officer, and a faithful agent of Abe people in
watching over theii interests. He is a strong
as well as worthy candidate for the office to
which ho is nominated. '
Jesus MYEns, the candidate for the office
of Surveyor General, is, the xesent .Senator.
from Clarion county, having ! elected in
that district, which gives a .litre...*Cority
against the lVhigs. Ile is a most
excellent man and esteemed by all who
him. - We are confident that he will receive
a much larger vote in the c West and Nor.liweist
of the State, thaw any other man,thut could
have been nominated; and we know of no
reason why he should not in the Middle, East
ern and , Northern parts of the State.
Some persons seem to calculate much upon
the chances of the election of the Whig candi
date, because of the dissatisfaction manifested
by the Democratic convention against_their
own nominee; but we do not. Yet 'we think
there is a good chance of electing Judge My
era, and the other Whig nominees, by rustling
them on their own merits, if the Whigs of the
State do their duty ; and we Lope that this
will he borne in mind by every Whig in the
IVIIIG PROSPECTS BRIGHTENING
• The New York Tribune thinks that either
the Whig party is, strengthening itself amaz
ingly in various parts of the State of Maine,
or..else_the_ p_eopleii here are grow ing_aublimely
indifferent to politics in their imibicipal elec
tions. In the cities of Bangor,
Augusta nod Belfast, Whig-Mayors have been
chosen by very nearly unanimous votes.—
There are .not a hundred +(nes thrown in op
position to the Whig onntlidates in all four of
these cities, embracing a population of nt
least thirty thousand. Verily the era of
good feeling" is returning, or our Democratic
friends are rapidly passing into an infinitesi
The Spring elections in Pennsylvania, as
far no heard from, exhibit the same gratifying
•Tesult. In Reading. and several of the town-
ships of Berks, says the JOurnal, Whig judges
and assessors' have been elected in districts
where a similar, streak of good luck bee not
happened for }•ears.-
The Whigs of the borough of York Made a
clear sweep at the election last Friday—tdeet
ing their entire ticket, save the candidate for
Constable, by a handsome majority. The
party is still wive end kicking.
NEW RAILROAD PROJECT
The billepas-ed by the Legislature incorpo•
rating this company is published by the Frank
lin Repository. I provides that the road shall
extend from Ch. .ersburg, via the borough
of Bedford, to any railroad leading to Pitts
burg with which it may connect, with author
ity to extend the road itself to Pittsburg, if
deemed expedient, The road must be com
menced within five years, and completed with
in ten years from the passage of the act. The
capital stock consists of 40,000 shares of stock
at $5O eaoh, but the - company is empowered
to increase its capital stock if deemed neces
sary, and they also ,are nuthorized to borrow
money to the amount of $2,000,000 nt not
more than 7 per cent, interest, secured by
Mond and mortgage( convettikle into stock.
Six per cent interest is to , -be paid on the
stook from the time it is paid in,until the rend
is completed. Frein the Repository we learn
that the connection for which the act provides
is with the Pittsburg rind Connelsville Rail
road, uud the Intersection will be near Bed
ford, but this should probably read Somerset,
as Bedford is entirely'out of the route,
,leave but n comparatively short
distance for the now road, although it is
through one of the most rugged, mountainous,
and difficult sections of the State for such
enterprises. Neverthele3l3, the may ex , ibits
ono tolerably good route through and around
the long mountain ridges. Should th's road
bo built, Philadelphia will Lave a complete
railroad connection through the whole range
of Southern Pennsylvania, and also a new
ruuto to Pittsburg.
EXTRA COMPENMTION VOTED 3T CON,OREdS.
—lt is stated that over $213,000 .were voted at
the late session of Congress to its officers and
various employees, as extra compensati,n,
and, during' a debate iu the Senate, on the
subject, on Wednesday, Mr Bright said:
" The secretary, whose salary'is $3,000,
received $5.000 extra ; atiothe officer, with
a salary of $1,600, the same amount extra;
another, whose salary is $1,600, receives $260
extra; and clerks at salaries of $1,500 re
ceive $260 extra, each ; and the eniployees
receiving $3OO or $4OO, receive $250 each,
extra. This, too, fit the shorbne well as the
long sessions. Even the gate keeper, remote
from the capitol, got the extra. Tho Senate
had reached a point where the abuse should
be checked. If the employees are not satis
fied with their regular salarlo , thereare plenty
of well - qualified gentlemen who would Se
glad to take their places in fifteen minutes."
Tho Senate however, hoe resolved that
hereafter no . allowance of any kind beyond'
the regular compensation shall be made to
any Wiper, of the Senate.
. flarietording to the late census, there is
one church in the States for every
567 free inhabitants. The average , value oi
the edifices' is $2,400. The total aggregate
value of church property is eighty:seven init.
,il,O/1 dollars . :For every
Cintrolt`la sbe :United rAtites, there are thirty.
twotlevoted i'reteitenione Presby to -
Aims have lour,, the Baptlets : 440164 the
Methodist's hale elevetitireee - tietititVoitittelti.
es ne the cattiolios, , '
•nlll litntotrt.-- 1 4 le n . stated -In one 'of our
ti:ehangee; that , nmeng the., applioatite for
'office, under the maiden! (Wallahantler' at the
'present time; there are no lets then thirty.-
Vii•Otrteilicet of Intrigue
SVEIG. STATE CONVENTION.
The . Deiggotes to the ►VhlgßtateConvention
met at 'EnriOoOter on Thttroduy I_oB'4 and or 7
J:ganizeil bvippointlni JOHN PRICE WETII
oF:Philndoiphiii;j':rosid,nt pro tem..
'A - 1 - . 1),?0,:0n . d J. Bon-
' - AFTERNOON SE§RitIN. _
hfr CaMpbell frotit . the Committee on offi:
eons. _re p o're4 The
•/?fesident— , llon. HENE.Y.M. FRLEER; ,of
Lus6Me. : • •
Vice Presideizes-LWm. T Wilson, Clinton;
Alex. Al'Connell, Indiana ; Charles Gilpin,
niladelphia City ; S L Glasgow, filleting
_ don ; Phil'a county; Samuel
Psthnestook, Allegheny; • Augustus Boyd, Lan
caster; Paschall Woodward; 6hesier ; Samuel
Rose, Bucks; Dr. J W Alexander, Washing
ton; A Loyburn, Schuylkill; Emanuel .
GUyer, Bradford ; liSankey, Lawrence ; Geo.'
Moors, Clarion;.G M Shoop, 3lontotir ; D IV
Secretaries. —Abez Gates, Philadelphia co. ;
11 1 1 V Taylor, Beaver; G W flamers'?" Lan
caster; It G Harper, Adamst
,0 A Sheller'.
burger, Fayette ; 0 H Wheeler, Carbon ; H F
Thomas, Ark; Davidllarnes, Fayette.
Mr. Fuller, ou taking the chair, made a
brief, but handsome address to the Cunven
, Mr. M'Aliclurel, fiont the Committe on Re
soluttons„ made; the. following report, which
was read l and unanimously adopted.
Reaolae . 44- nat the Whigs of Pennsylvania
whether in triumph or defeat, adhere stead
. firstly to the cherished and often avowed prin
ciples of their party ; and that -they look -for
ward hopefully and confidently to the time
when those principles shall be paramount in
the administration of the govet
motion of 'Mr., Darsio the Convention
-ed to ballot for Canal Commtss,o;;er,
• iulted ne follows:
Moses 'IL. !all t a d_ 69 votek
John S 17 "
Aler...iwcoll • . ••. 10
Barton Evans •' 4 "
MOSES POWNALL having received a majority
of all the votes cast, was declared duly nomi
noted for Canal Commissioner. On motion,
the nomination wos unanimously confirmed.
For Audator General.
A K M'Clure, of Franklin, had 64 votes
T Wilson, of Clinton. '• 14 "
.3Ain Sturdivant, of Wyoming, " 10 4,
Jdcob Hammer, of Schuylkill, '• 12
A K M'CLune, having received a majority'
of all the votes cast, was declared duly nomi
nated. On motion of Mr. WMichael, it wan.
For Surveyor General.
' On the Ist ballot.
Christian Myers. of Clarion, had 96 votes
John M'Cord, of Bradford, " 16 "
--IV'm Williamson; of -- Chester, — " - - 3 —"—
Jacob B Boos, of Dauphin, " 33 "
. Adorn Grittinger, of Lebanon, " 2 "
W'm H Irwin, of Mifflin, " 2 "
On the 2d ballot.
'Myers - bad
CuntwrisN ➢irons, having received a majo
rity of all the votes .cast. was declared duly
nominated for Surveyor General.
When the nomination of Christian Myers
was announced, it was unanimously confirmed.
on motion of Mr. Loughead.
. Mr. Harris moved that the Chairman of the
Convention bo authorized to appoint a State
Central Committee, which was agreed to:
Tne thanks of the Convention were tendered
tititirtliketes of Looeneter for their hospi
tartties, no.j to the- President and officers of
the Convention—when it adjourned sins die.
THINGS IN ~PHILADELPHIA•
Jack Stevens, the alleged Port - mouth (Va.)
bank MUM., and some half dozen other rob
bers. arrived in the city, on. Friday evening,
and on officer Markle attempting to arrest hint,
ho delibeintely fired pistol at him, inflicting
a severe wound on the hand. Two other offi
cers. however, immediately secured him, al
though he endeavored to shoot each ofjhem
la default of $50,000 bail, to answer for
assault with intent to kill, he wee committed.
George 11.• Miles, E.q., delivered a lecture
on Thursday evening at Sane in Street Hall
Dr. Ebenezer Cooly, who, with his wife,'went
to hear it ; fell dead as soon as he entered the
door, from disease of the heart
82 years of age, mid was a surgeon at tilt
battle of New Gamins.
Ibin Joseph R, Chandler is fast recovering
from his recent illness:
• . On Saturday, morning a well known mer
chant of Winchester, •Virginia, named Patel
Miller, died suddenly in the rear part of the
store of Oliver Boyd & Co., Market etreet
Mr. M. had been making a purchase of some
goods, widen lie walked back into the.-yard„
Ilis long elmence induced some one in the
store to look for him, when he was found dead,
having expired from apoplexy.
Peter Bonneuil, Esq., an old citizen, died
111 r. Doran, counsel for Spring, made a mo
tion in the court of Oycr and Terminer of
Philadelphia, on Saturday, for a new trial, on
the groand that one of the jury who tried him
passed bt the name of Bernard Corr, when
his real name woo Bernard' M'Quillen. Corr
. had hired him to attend as his substitute, nod
he daily answered to that, name. This is a
novel question, but the case cannot be taken
to the Supreme Court, as the record of the
Lower , Court is all correct. The evidence in
the matter will be ,heard on Monday. The
affair ban created much excitement. Mr. DO
ran was induced to make the motion in conse
quence. of receiving an anonymous letter, stat
ing the fiat of M'Quillan answering to the
DU 9 r CoCarr.
_ ring still persists in his innocence. On
y, it is buid, he was asked whether he
had any unkind feellings towards his non Ar
thur. "Yes," . replied lie, .-1 will never for
give him as long as 1 live : he has been the
cause of all my trouble. 1 will go to the gal
lows with vengeance against Byrne, and with
my last breath will execrate the name . and
memory of my son." ~ Byrne is the officer who
induced the son to make a confess on. - -,
PUBLIC CURIOSITY TO BEE SPRINV-A rery
lnrsu ennoourse of persons collects n Thorp-
day morning about the court house in Philo
alelphia, for the purpose of getting a view of
the . . prisoner, Arthur Spring, sen, Among
them were n number of ladies. In order to
gratify their curiosity, thr officer opened an
avenue through the court !tondo, and several
hundred persons passed in front of the prim
nor. Being thus satisfied with a hasty glance
of his features: they left the vicinity. •
A p: To,,,.yeLmao—..Paesengens are now
:41elteted ihrotigh'froM i St. Louis to
phia, sigh Pittsburg:for cheajimitoptired
to, what it need to cost: •• The lEit. LOWS lnleli
igencer think; that;the day fs not far (Behan
When a'man'ivill not require' more than three
or . Okur maple in travelling from that, city
*eirlrOik." : itid the' cloet'it 6 - 6 34: not
gown [l'6 Count ,ategi,
Admitted .to PrateNee
At at Orplmns' Court 11(11,7mi - 7ot-1We Mafoh
28d. on nmtioti of ,Lmartur. TODD. Thal , n. .7.
Won., Etuti, was admitted to practice law in
','the several Courts of Cumberinnd county.
_-• New Grocteey Stares.
Our neighbor, Mr. Env, nnnonticea the re
moval of-his-grocery-store-into-his new-room,- __
which is certainly, ono of the most elegant
'Mr, J. D'...IIApFRT retires from the grocery
bnsinessand is, succeeded
_by yr. JOHN 0.
W1LL1 , 319. Mr. W. is n man of energy,nnd
accommodating spirit, end 'Will ensure n
tinunnce of patronage by the ezeelence of
his stock and attention to his customers.
The newly-elected members of our borough
Conueil were called tegether - on Monday- eve
ning last, nt the Council-room in the -Court
House, and duly sworn into offlde by Major
BLAIR, Chief Burgess. The members imme
dintely 'proceeded do organize by balloting for
a President, when J. ET.Tas BottnanieSq. re
ceived a majority of the votes and was decla
red elected. -Mr. Bonham having taken the
chair, the Council proceeded to the election of
the several borough offtwrs, which resulted in
the choice of the following persons, viz :
Secretary of the Corporation—George S. Sea
- Treasurer.- 7 Daniel'Eckels.
Clerk to the Market and Hay Scales.—Ste
_Mph Constable.—Joseph Stewart.
Street Commis.ioner.—Andrew' Kerr.
Collector of Borough Taxes.—Peter Weibley.
Street Regulators. —Messrs. Wm. Line, Sam
uel Wetzel, and Jacob Spanglei..
On motion the follewing committees-were
'appointed. viz: •
Committee on Finance.—Messrs. A. C. Nor
ton. Adam•Senseman. and E. Beatty.
Committee on Streets, Alleys and Lanes.—
Messrs. Henry Glass, Tobias Miller, and John
Committee on Ordnanees.--Measre. J. Ellis
Bonham, John XIX .rtney, and E Beatty.
The Council has shown a very liberal spirit
in its selections—having about fairly. Divided
the offices between Whigk , and Democrats.
Plant Fruit Trees
This is the season, says a contemporary, for •
planting Trees and Shrubbery - about our
premises —both^for Fruit and Ornamental.—
If pe , ple hove not taste enough to desire or
namentaf trees, we bold it to be a positive
duty, both to themselves and neighbors, that
they should plant Fruit trees. There are few
persons in thisconntry who have not a suita
ble place about their premises to pliint three
or four Fruit trees, and a hardy Grape Vine—
say Peach, nn Apficat, - a May - Duke - Cherry, -
a Catharine Pear, and a Catawba Grape. Yet
how fe - w ever think of performing such a du
ty. ;When the fruit 'season arrives, those '
thoutilitless persons are ready enough to tree ,
pass upon their more prOvi lent neighbors;
but they are too lazy, or too careless, to pro
and plantea few tree f.r themselves.—
Now this is an evil that ouilit to be corrected.
We say, therefore, to all who desire theenjoy
ment of fruit, or who h .ve a, conscientious'
regard for the rights -of others, plant fruit
trees. Plant them now. Begin this -Spring,
and keep up the race of choice fruit trees
your' own premises. Let those who hiive
carelessly or slothfully lingered on from veer
to year, without planting a tree or a vine, lake
notice to tire successful operations of the few
who attend to such matters ; net let them re
-401,e to profit by the exarbides!thus afforded.
WRITTEN BY A STUDENT OF PLAIFIELD ACADEMY
Prielcess are the treasures of the. mind ;
Life without knowledge may be well defined -
A gem deep sunk in earth ! at Use to none, --
In vain its beauty till the rile 4 woo. •
Noture to all capacity has gi en
For using earth (the steppingstone to heaven)
U wisdom's higher. walks the mind most lead.
Eternity's tt,theme that well may plead
Long and devoted rito.dy%fo secure the
(Direct and endless joy beyotd the skies.)
Are vire not. blest who live in this free land?
Columbia's sons! a brave, a noble band!
Are we not here is mission tt fulfil ?
Destroying ignorance, nprotßing ill l
Ever - then let knowledge beOur nim,
%find over matter power e'et moat claim
Youths to the school room'. 'tie the field of
TIIE CNNBERLAND VALLEY TRADE.—The
Philadelphia North American says that the
Camberland:Valles trade 'JOB lately been the
theme of some discussion In that city, and in
noticing the fact that both branches of
.Legislature of Maryland )ave just passed
,ct suPplementary to the Charter of the Car
roll and Frederick Railroad Company, by
which the naive of that corporation is changed
ro that of the *Western -Maryland Raiir4fs
Company, and the Stockholfers' liability olatran
is rescipded, adds:
This oad is intended to connect with the
Baltim e and Susquehanla Railroad, from
'which' i is to extend, by arty of lVestminster,
to Rage town, there to :nate with the road
l e nding coca to Chamberrhurg. *When this
'oast is Baltimore will possess a short
and•dir rnunication with the Cumber
land Valley. 'ld the trade of tluit fertile and
prosperous region will become, in n greater or
les.tegree, tributary tOothe merchant' of' our,
sou ern neighbor. The Cimpany having ob
tained the favorable legielation which they
„,, en- seeking, l ol . ll now devote their at
tentio, o the speedy construction of the road.
These t qpgs should awaken the 'earliest at
tention our State antheritiee, and prompt
them to r iilre those oherons burdens which
weigh so h oily on the*nde of the Cumber
land Valley ' "th Philadelphia. Unlessthis is
done spsedil hat lucrative' trade will be en
tirely los to t 'State works, and an import
ant aniline of p it allowed to be monopolized
by Marylitk ., , • ' .
' ANOTHER RhatroL•PnozEor.—An net char
tering the Chamberilwrg and Allegheny Rail;
road Company has varied sthe'Senate of Penn
sylvania. The moviimentls said to have ori
ginnted with certain Eastern capitalists, and
it is likely the road will be made. It will pass
through Somerset county, Pa., _unless the.
•Company should prefer a' connection with the
_Cumberland coal region by the Wills 'seek
route. • ; ' 't
F.W. Jackson has been appointed
by the State Central Temperance Committee,
their General Agent for this State. He will
commence his duties about the first of April. 1
James W. Weir, Esq., -of Harrisburg, has beef
appointed Treasurer of the EintnißillW.4 . ..p.
Robert M. Foust, of Plipadelphiai Secretary./
Ansetrrseism.—Tho curse of Absentee: l m ,
under which Ireland has so long laborel. is
now complained Orb, the.'' au jolinals
as affecting that 'State: Thi
to the Allantiqtateit tore),
*Grille Cincinnati Enq
meats in,tbe Indiana Legit'
there has been awe:tends°
going en lit tba: tinanoial dt
;way *outdo to mialosta:ol
lIIIPORTANT . FII . On EllitOP.
NEW YoMt, Mat'oh 28.—The tamer Frank
lin, from Havre, yin Cowes, nrrived this eve.
ning, with 47 . prissengers.. lier dotes from
Liverpool are to the 15th inst.
An explo.ion occurred , nt n colliery in Mon
month, England, on thoO2th, killing twelve
--A—republican-demonstration --wee had--nt
'Palle on the 18th, at which nearly 20,000 men
were assembled and marched in procession at
the funeral of — ltladame — Rnchttel, - the -wile of
the celebrated Siate. prisoner or quit name.
A detatcbment 'sof crotalry, and an imme6ie
police tome were iTesent and prevented. otty
speeches ovor.the graie. -
An American lady had been or ested in-
Ileidelblirgt in Austria, :charged with having
revclutionary pamjiblets in her possession.
She was direct from America. Marshal Hay
use, of infamous memory, died at Vienna on
the 14th -instant.
The town ,of Cremona. in Italy, bad been
placed in a stale of siege, in consequence of a
sentinel having been : killed. It is denied that
Mizzini escaped on board an frigate.
Ile is supposed to be secreted somewhere in
Switzerland was still greatly agitated, in
consequence of Austrian met.sures, and it was
feared some collisions would take place.
The overland Indian mad had arrived nt
London with Calcutta dates of ri b. sth, Bom
bay, FebrUary i2th,..and Chinn January 13th.
The new ravblution in Ava is confirmed. The
King of Birmith had been deposed by his
brother. The English Ambassador bud set
out for the Capital.
Advices frbm Chill state thnt the rebellion
was unakintlropidheadway. Trade was gen
erally inactive, butlatV sales of Teas had
been Made at an advance in Greens and Con-
Adiices to January 10th state that the yield
of gold in Auvralia was greater than ever.
At the various diggings 100,000 men were
working, averaging each 10 ounces per week.
DISTRESSING RAILROAD ACFIDENT
BAcrimons, March 28.—A most distressing
accident occurred about 3 o'clock, on Sunday
afternoon, on the Baltimore unB Ohio Rail
'road, about 70 miles west of Cumberland.—
The train rim off the track, and a number of
passengers wer and wounded.
The tr g -east Irom Cumber
of a baggage ear autl three
passenger cars, drawn by one !heavy and one
small engine. . When passing the "eight feet
filling," on section 76, descending a curved
grade of 116 feet, to Cleat River, the heavy
engine started the nails binning the rails to
the ties. All the train passed over safely,
except the two last passenger cars, which, by
the parting of the track, were thrown 'down
the river side of the embankment, falling tine
friihtful distance of over 100 feet, and making
four somersets before they reached the base'
whore they were shattered to pieces, and ma
ny of the unfortunate inmates were either
sadly injured or instantly killed.'
There were forty passengers in the two
cars. The following are dead :—Daniel Holt,
of Baltimore; Aurelius Sallie, supposed to ho
from South Carolina ; Lewis Delius, n French
emigrant, re'uriuing home from California;
Richard Clayton, of Wellsville, Virginia; a
young lady, , and a middle aged gentleman,
suppesed to be from Kentucky ; a small step
son of Robert Murray, the Sup. rvisor on the
road ; and a child of Mr. Geise, of St. Louis,
on 14s way to New York. Mr. Geise and his
lady were both mush injured. There are with
them three other chi.dren, now at Cumber
Miss Isaacs, of Indiana, who was on board
the oars, on her way to Philadelphia, to 'visit
t i e
her Heads, and who was in charge, of Dr.
dot' allader, was instantly . killed. Dr. Cad
vial er will firi?bably.ietiover.
. SUFFERINGS OF: CALIFORNIA EMIGRANTS.-
An actio/i for damages against the Vanderbilt
line of communication between San Francisco
and New York, for false representations, and
for misery, delay and dangers, to which Mr.
.Tallman, a passenger, had been subjected, re..
suited in New :York on Thursday •ln.+Z, in a
Verdict of $5O damages ngainst.defendant,
which carries costs. The accounts which we
daily rend of the sufferings of passengers on
therPacitie, are appalling, and aro calculated
to deter the most daring and enterprizing
spirit from. seeking his fortune in the golden
regions. When representations' are made to
induce travellers to pay a liberal sum for thd
voyage,'and to place confidence in the parties
guaranteeing their comfortable and speedy
transport, exeinplary damages 'should be given
for the Mute of the contract, in order that
othera,may be saved from the per's, the dan
gers ar delays which are so often (tong:410110
of, an which too frequently result in the
death Ordiany it haidesstinveller.
Tan POI 1 E'f) yISIT:V; FRANOE.-7y . ius is eer
tainly'going tdi Franca. He will )sharci the.
'Tuillerics with tho Falterer while Le remain?'
in the city, and will have. the palace of titinA ;
peigne fur's country seat. The pressure
erted upon him has therefore proved succiigr
ful. It is very east for France to threntee
withdraw her array of occupation from
Holy City, in which case fit Austriaim.
have taken theirlibice. This would have bbetx
very distasteful to the Pope, and he hitaitio_
ferred to bo lonized at Paris. He xi - kyle
expected. in Nay. The 'necessary embejl,iek
manta of the apartments to be placed itit\klif
disposition ac the Chateau, will be' oommenee&
• , .. : ~
Texas ;ND TIIE BARINO9.—A letter,froln
San Antiatio to the Cotton Pont, shims kt a
bill'ims ?at , scd the Texas. Legislature vybihil
grouts o the Borings, of London, the rikof
way fom Houston, Texas, to the El '.ratio.
' They iblc for no lan nothing but thb figtt
of wtY... Their agent, Mr. -Chatswort has
pledied the faith of the Borings, and
miltotts of dollars to carry out the mat nt
onto. They intend parrying the roodito the,
P6ifie, and it is understood that the M Man
vernment are p.tepnred to grant thetig f
ay crier the • ory. ' ' ‘b t ,...,
.- r....rThe n. - vorresporideni k kid the
Philadelphia q says that Mr. M4roy:lht;
new Secretary of State, is deficit. , t id ihimo
tion of foreign' affairsY diplohlitic resell h and
pome.. - sei. vi4p,..... H. rhos Mit Writte? s.
Pitch since MS nec;btoo to , officr i Litud pitods.in
reuse ,thqj Ito ii overtly' with appall-4TO
- . ... K
. 4 1 itiv
a --Tile Philadelphia' Confarence 4 of tlik
'dist Ei ' il ciltittlifoommOimed "kw
''... is '•
PHILADIL . L . PIIIIA:
MONDAY EVENING, bier. 23
The transactions in Cotton were checked
tcmi..y. by the extreme firroneort of holders,
anti only a few small loth ohatiied hands nte
FLOER—Tho market remains about eta
tionary, .but . with more doing, and 9000 We
have been taken for export at $4 76 for
straight, and $5 18i fora fancy broad, in
cluding 1500 hbls nt the latter rote. Standard
bren.de_ate fres3,9-eirPred.nt our lowest figures.
The home demewslOontinneVlimited at previ
ous quoted 'srates: Corn. !Mini is also rather
more inquired for, hut. lower. and about 1000
hh's Penn'alfeal sold at $2 75(702 70
closing at the latter rate. About 200 bble
sold at $4 75'14 bbl, which is a decline.
GRAIN continues dull, with hut little Wheat
arriving or selling, and prices aro entirely,
RYE is quoted at 81e,82e.
CORN continues inactive; Southern yellow
is held nt 600, but the only sales we hear of
are 1000 bushels nt 594 e, in store; . and 40
500 bushels white nt 57e, afloat.
OATS are steady, and further sales are re
ported at 440 for Jersey.
OROCBRIES—There is no change to notice.
Coffee continues in good demand, with mode
rate sales to the trade nt full prices.
PROVISIONS remain quiet. •
CLOVERSEED is witmed, with but,little
coming in: small salcr nee making nt $7 50
tram first, and ° sB from second hands.
IVIIISKEY is moving on more freely: we
quoto bhis at 28c and h h ds at 220, with a
In Harrisburg, Pa., on Thursday, the 17th
inst. by the Rev. James De Pui, Mr. WlLLtant
DE WITT BERRYIIILL, of lowa city, lowa, to
Miss ANE/E DE Put DAY, of Harrisburg, and
formerly of Carlisle. '
By Professor 0. II Tiffany, on Thursday
morning the,.24th inst., Mr JOHN GREER, of
Blair County, to Miss ➢IARY ANN BELL, of
At her residence in Carlisle, on Wednesday,
the 23d inst.,_ Ws4 kIAROARET JACKSW , i, in
the tith'year of her tip
On the 24th inst. LAURA Cluvron, VANAS.
DEAN, aged 3 years and 0 mapths, youngest
daughter of John and Filenbe t th Vanasdlan.
The flowers that sweetikom to-day,
Do droop and die to..tort ow;
Thus earthly hopes do pass away,
And leave behind them sorrow.
For thee, sweet Laura, no tears need gall,
Thy hriVe is now in heaven ;
Where akels smile; where God is all, -
And every sin forgiven.
$lOO _Wtotte.,l to h trrow on the
host re.ll d.i.tte tz.,outirity
111 lor one year or more. Enquire
at the Ll•rald (Bee
Carlisle, March 30, 1853'•
n NE ol'the NEW GOLD BADGES of the
Belk, Letates tioetety, of Dieltios.on Col
lege. It %vas lost probably on Nltii.o street, and
the fin tel will be properly reworded oil ieliviog
it at this office. March. 3t.).
THE Shire of the subscriber. enibrricing
TE NS, GROCEI:44:6.
Queenssvare, undid] the Varielies usually kept
by him, is removes 10.hia ew No' a
25, 3, MARION HALL, West Main St.,
Alareh 30, 1803 ,
T ' subscriber informs his old friends and
my-Looters dr.t he has disposed of his Ciro
core Store to Mr. Joan G. WILLI/ism, whom
he cordially receoinniends to their fsvor and
patronage. All persists indebted to me are
earnestly requested to call and rn..lm...settle•
mans, as it is necea.ary that my tinniness should
mosso without delay.' Those having claims
will also ;dense present them.
March 30, - J(NEPII D HALBERT.
FARDIERS • fARDIERS
ANOTHVAt lot of the celebrated YORK
PLOUGHS, just received at manulactu.
rers prices, hom $5 37 to $6. Also, on hand
Craighead'a and Plank's Ploughs at their ari•
ces. IIIiNAY SAXI'ON.
March 30t 1853.
A Word to the Hungry !!
ECEIVEI) this day, direct horn Cincin.
tit nal', 100 plain and lancy Suva'. Cured
Hams, 50 pieces Sugar Cured ,Peel, in store
and for sale cheap Inc cash at tht• hroily gro•
JOHN G. WILLIAMS.
114nreh 3n 1853
FIELD & CO'S celebrated Sugar Cured
Hams for suit by
20n, bbliq Whore and Half barrels, now
1../ receiving pid fur Bute by
WOODWARD & SMITH.
Estate of Henry Bolilt; dec'd.
NOTICE is hereby g yen that letters 01 ad•
tninistratton, on the estate of Henry Hebb, late
id the borough of 31ilchanksburg, dec'd, littyq,
been granted-by the Roister. to • Cumitosiii;'4o::l
the subscriber,. residing in-Silver ‘5MV.,...44,,ciL!
in • said couraste-„Alt • versorter hisi.:Oly,rViiiiii.3
against sald,•;estate • ore requested' itc. ce,tii*,tlO
make se.tle. ent r and • hose•,indeb,teltf
imin2diatepe • ttiaft .....,.:', C :•*t.. , ''-/ , '.?. , '''i...
/ roqr 31 4 c4lturi, , plzio
tsulte o l r G orge Wt,-.titt gil-er; O.'
NOTICE is hereby given that letters of i ....Ir.
ministration 0,11 he estate of •Geory W. Si ~f .
_izarti4 -..11.:• - chtito • ' Poe %we.. Cum tit, ,
co. have Aen granted by the Register of saidt
county, to'the subedfilier., residing in-the sprnel,
township. All persons having claims agates& if
Said estate are requested to call and malte;Set.';
Clement, and 'hoe° indebted to make immedilten,
mar3Opd JOHN BRANDT, Adm'g, I:.
Cumberland Valley Ineti r
A 'select Boarding School embracing two digti
and zeperaie Departments, Mato j:liengle : .,4
REV...,,5. LOOSE, A. M. : ;. 7 .66.0,6
TEMlnstitution will hestratter , Vitiltrlo.
now and commod mutt etoliett
fur ite accommodation." T lint 1111,(14,pc 4
culitlalu pte d• o meet the wSittri:iftßt
part a. Tim rooms. are ~ Iliieigiotif
ventilated, and the whole [Muse .74,400 , 1
with it heated air furnace. wt.it , b4ketX4';
It is lOcdted on an eminence nettiAr:l.A
°ugh oC Mechanicabargi.CumbarlatAAo • 4'
I'm, with ample i getunda, handsomely4o l4 li 4ll ,' ,
and ornamititted, fillrrouncl , ng it,;
physical exercise 'and to amusentenwin'the opo
air. Evert facilyy . lor ab accomplished an,
niassim.l etineatirin is hereofered that 'can
round at any inutility Institution in this State.
. Board and Tuition, perscsainn, $5O 00
Music and Ornamental Branches, extra.'
'.•,Tho Bummer Session will open on the
May, and contho.e twenty otw weeks.
UOARD OR INSTRUCTORS.
Res.d. S, Louse, 71. M.,Erotessor of
Scieuce'and Anciegolitinquages , Henry ,
fort, dAssistant .111jo&L. Walker, Print
of Fental9 Depattmhuf and teacher of
Miss---J—Assigtont ; Mr. Edward tt,,
Prolbssor of Modern Languages 'H.
oev, M D., Lecturer on Physiology and
For " Circulars" containing.regoncca
further. psnieutsre address the poiei t o, r
Cumbqrland 'Co ;
' March,oo 1053. ,
J. W. EBY