Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, January 22, 1845, Image 2

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One country, one constitution, one destiny."
Wednesday morning, San. 22, 1845,
B. PALMER, Esq. (No. 59, Pine street
below Third, Philadelphia) is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, to procure subscriptions and
.r.Z. We tender our thanks to Gen. J►atts Invis
of Congress, and JOHN Mona taws, Hmens BREWS
TOO, and R. A. WM URTRIE, Esqrs., of our State
Legislature, for numerous favors.
Z. An Adjourned Court will be held in and for
this county—to commence on the 10th of March
next, and to continue two weeks.
o.i The people of Redford, Pa., are agitating
the question of a Railroad from that place to Cum.
land, Maryland.
cry By the proceedings of the Legislature, in
another column, it will be seen that DAxi EL &run
e:es has been re-elected United States Senator fur
six years from the 4th of March next.
(0" On motion of T. P. Campbell, Esq., Col.
Davin Does was last week admitted to practice in
the several Courts of this county.
cCr We received a letter lately from Williams
port, Lycoming county, Pa., informing us that the
"Hunting Jourland" addressed to is not
lifted, drc..—signed ..Jos. S. Titus, ESQ., Post
master." Tho body of the letter was in print.
We congratulate the people of Williamsport up
on the possession of so learned a postmaster as Jos.
S. Titus, Esquire proves himself to be. He was
appointed by Tyler's administration and will/w
-hops be continued under that of Mr. Polk.
The lion. DAN/EL WEBSTER has
beett'unanimuusly notu:natetl for re-elec
tion to the U. S. Senate, by the Whigs of
tl.e Massachusetts Legislature.
gratified to Barn that on Tuesday of last
week the Lqishture of Delaware elected
that sterling and able statesin tn, JOHN
M. CLArrox, a Senator of the U.S. for
a:x years from the 4111 of March next.
(rr The Uenerel Assembly of Mary.
land elected Reverdy Johnson, Esq., or
Baltimore to the Senate of the United
States, for six years from the fourth of
March next.
O We regret to learn that the Wool
len Factory in Bellefonte, owned by Mi.
A. W. Thomas, and occupied by Mr.
Itudson Williams, was destroyed by tire
on the Bth inst., the btfliling and machi
nery all lost. The loss of Mr. Thoma.
is estimated at $7,000 of which $2,000
was insured. That of Mr. Williams $2,000
•••no insurance.
Kr- The Harrisburg., 'Telegraph says :
It is understood that the lion. Jesse
Aidler. late Canal Commission, r, i. to be
Secretary of State, and John K. Kane,
Attorney General, under Governor
MALE.— .} I t to a table in
the lust Miners' Journal we learn that
the amount ttratithratcite coal sent to mar
ket the past year, front the Schuylkill re
glut), was 839,934 tons, of which 598,-
443, tons were forwarded by the
111111 441 491 tons by the railroad. In
1835 the total amount of Schuylkill coal
was 339,508 tons. In 1844 there was
bent from the Lehigh ,region, in addition
to the quantity above sated, 377,821
tons; from the Lackawanna 251.005;
Wilkesbarre 114.906. The total amount
sent from the various coal regions of Penn•
Sylvania the last year, 1,631,669 tons.
'The trade is rapidly increasing, and with
the present facilities for tt•anspmrtation
will tio doubt soon double its present
The late loco-fitce Govei nor ult- Mary
land pardoned three persons convicied of
illegal voting at the Governor's and
Presidential elections, on tl.e day he ati
dica,eil, his seat. They were all. loci,
tom., of course. Thus locofocci.m con
'lives at crime.
An error was cotntni;ted in copying the
Governor's message, which we presume
sloittst every reatla has detected. In
the etttence relatiye to the plyment of
the interest which state* that the Treas.
ury will he in ample fonds, nut only on
the Ist of August next, hut ;dm) on the
. tat ofFebraary, 1845," 1845 should read
840.--/for. Argus.
joneph C lag k of Rhode bland, being as•
ked to he a candidate for the office of
.tioverniar unbar State, replied, ilia hay.
ing enjoyed a good character among his
tellow-citiv.eas aIF his life, (as was pro
,en by his having been chosen Treasurer
. of
tie State lot inure than forty yearo) he
had no a niun of Noting it now, in his old
SATURDAY, January 11, 1845.
The Speaker announced the following STArro ,
Judiciary—Messrs. Chapman, Sullivan, Black,
Babbitt, Gimmick.
Accounts—Messrs. Foulkrod, Kline, Anderson,
Gibbons, Heckman.
Pensions and Gratuities—Messrs. Black, Kline,
Hill, Sullivan, Ste' igere.
Militia—Messrs. Horton, Ross, Morrison, Gim
mick, Ebaugh.
Banks—Messrs. Ebaugh, Eyro, Crabb, Enue,
Education—Messrs. Champneys, Gibbons, Ster•
igere, Quay, Chapman.
Roads and Bridges—Messrs. Baily, Quay, E.
bough, Craig, Anderson.
Internal Improvements—Messrs. Sherwood Big
ler, Darsic, Ryer, Crabb.
Agriculture and Domestic Manufacturei—Messrs
Rahn, Darrah, Ross, Morrison, Fegely.
Compare Bills—Messrs. Anderson, Carson, Hor
ton, Darrah, Rahn.
Election Districts--Messrs. Heckman, Foulkrod,
Cornman, Dimmick, Quay.
Corporations—Messrs. Eyer, Carson, Enue,
Cornman, Ross.
Vico and Immorality—Mesers. Craig, Bigler,
Carson, Sherwood, Black.
• Estates and Eseheats—Messrs. Sterigere, Bab
bitt, Rahn, Kline, Hoover.
Finance—Messrs. Bigler, Chainpneys, Bernie,
Sherwood, Gibbons.
Private Claims—Messrs. Barak, Champneys,
Baily, Babbitt, Enue.
Library—Messrs. Crabb, Beily, Hoover.
Public Buildings—Messrs. Fegely, Craig, Hill,
Darrali, Foulkrod.
Retrenchment and Reform—Messrs. Hill, Sulli
van, I [nehmen, Morrison, Horton.
The Speaker laid before the Senate, an order di
recting the closing of the House on the Sabbath.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth being in
troduced, presented the returns of the election for
Governor : also, a message from the Governor nom-
Mating Percifer Lemmon, as Associate Judge of
Wyoming county.
Mr. Eyer presented a petition from citizens of
Huntingdon and Bedford counties, praying far the
erection of a new county out of said counties, to be
called "Penn."
Mr. Morrison, two mmonstrances of citizens of
Huntingdon and Bedford counties, against any di
vision of said counties.
Mr. Rahn, a remonstrance signed by eight mem
bers of the Schuylkill Bar against the confirmation
of the nomination of Luther Kidder.
On motion of Mr. Heckman it was referred to
the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions
to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill to
repeat the law creating said district, with a provi
sion adding Dauphin to the Lancaster district.
Mr. Rahn, also presented petitions from the Bar
of Schuylkill and Carbon counties favorable to the
confirmation of said nomination.
Mr. Sherwood offered a resolution instructing the
Judiciary Committee to bring in a bill extending
jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace; which, after
being amended so as to require the Committee to
inquire into the expediency of reporting such bill,
was agreed to.
SATURDAY, January 11,
The question on the motion to postpone indefi
nitely the resolution for removing the Serjeant-at
arms from office, came up in order.
Mr. Brady opposed the motion for the reason
that it was due to the dignity and character of the
House, as well as the individual implicated, that he
should be dismissiesed, if the charge made was true,
end which seemed not to be denied.
Mr. Painter said he thought it due to himself,
inasmuch as his name had been associated with the
transaction, as well as the House, to say, that the
letter alluded to had never been wen by him, and
he disclaimed any knowledge of the transaction.
The question being then taken oil the motion,
yeas and nays were ordered, and were us follows:
Yeas, 51, Nays, 42.
Mr: Smith of Clearfield offered a resolution that
a Committee of 5 tnc:nliers be appointed to take
care of the Public Buildings And Public Grounds.
The resolution was adopted.
Mr. MeMurtrie: a petition for a new county to
be called Blair.
Mr. Brady: a remonstance against the erection
of Blair county, and for a new county to be called,
The resolution relating to the instructing of our
Congressional delegation to protect the tariff of
1842, came up in order in committee of the whole,
(Mr. Wilson in the Chair,) and woe reported to the
House without amendment, and being under con
sideration was read three limes and passed.
The call for the Yeas and Nays having been
Mr. Beily offered an amendment providing for
the protection of Iron, Wool, Coal, Manufacturing
and Agricultural interests, and to leave no effort
untried to protect the great interests of American
Mr. Cooper opposed the amendment on the
ground, that it left the whole subject to the diem
lion of our representatives; whereas the original
resolution confined them to the act of 1842, which
was well understood by the community.
Mr. Bailey supported the amendment, said that
although the general principles of the tariff of 1842
were well understood, yet there might be principles
in the bill which would admit of alteration for the
general interests of the country, and he thought
that Seaton, end Representative in Congress ought
not to he tied up to the tariff of 1842, nolens volens.
Mr. Cooper replied with great force to the re.
marks of Mr. Bailey, and gave a spirited exposition
of the operation of the tariff of 1842, and depreca
ted the idea, that any discretion should be given
by the resolution to our delegation to escape any
reaponsibility to the people.
Mr. Burnside was in favor of the amendment.—
/ e said vital stubs had already been made at the
tariff by those Oho claimed to be exclusivd friends
of the tariff.
Mr. Struthers followed Mr. Burnside in support
of the resolution. He said that Pennsylvania had
always been pre.eminently a thrill' State, and that
would Owe:, Lontinue lv 13 iv, atAd that the
recent election had decided the question beyond
any mistakeability. He thought the original reso-
lotion did not compel the delegation to go for the
support of the tariff of 1842, if they saw it beyond
all doubt destructive to the great interests of the
Mr. Smith of Barks, followed Mr. Struthers, in a
general vindication of the tariff of 1842, and con
tended that there was no difference of opinion in
this State in relation to s that subject, although there
was some minor details in tho bill which might be
modified, hut the difficulty with him was that if the
minor details of the bill were touched the whole
bill would be destroyed.
Mr. Bingham said that the tariff question, was
the tariff as it is, and he was surprised that there
should now be gentlemen on this floor, who should
i here claim the necessity for its modification. He
said that among all the districts of the State, none
were more vitally interested than the one which he
had the horror in put to represent. lie said that
during the last canvass it was impossible to get up
their political opponents to avow their determina
tion to support the tariff "as it is." The operation
of the tariff might be judged by the fact, that his
colleague previous to its passage, had been sent to
Europe to negotiate a loan upon the credit of the
Government, but owing to prostration of her credit,
could not procure a dollar; now the situation of the
Government was improving; her credit was ood,
and ho contended that unless the tariff "as it Is"
was sustained the interests of Pennsylvania would
be stricken down and destroyed.
The House resumed the consideration of the
resolutions of Mr. Bright, in relation to the tariff
of 1842,
Mr. Brady said that every one knew that if the
tariff of 1842 was allowed to be disturbed, the ve
ry existence of our government would be jeopard
y!. The act was one of compromise, and was a
mutual agreement of different interests for the pro
tection of the whole. The whole must be protect
ed or it would f all—not only the great Iron, Coal
and Woollen interests of the State should be pro
tected, but also all others. He denied that the
tariff was in his section of the State, claimed by the
Democratic party. On the contrary, it was denoun
ced us the infamous Whig 7'ariff. He enquired
why the name of litmar CLAY should be dragged
into this debate by the gentleman from Berko, (Mr.
Smith,( unless it was for the purpose of pursuing
that distinguished individual to the shades of Ash
land, for the purpose of persecution.
Mr. Smith rose to explain. He said he never,
here or elsewhere, uttered any thing derogatory to
the reputation of Henry Clay.
The explanation was accepted, and Mr. Brady
proceeded. He hoped no resolution of instruction
would be passed which would in any degree admit
of a construction which would open a door for its
attack. He hoped the resolution would pass, not
as a Whig, or a Democratic resolution ; but as a
Pennsylvania resolution.
Mr. Hill hoped that this house would not trans.
mit any news to Washington that the people were
at issue here on the question of the tariff. Penn
sylvania was becoming the great workshop.Afthe
nation, and he should feel himself 4 trait.* e - j l
and his constituents did he not stand , firm
in the advocacy of the interests which he was
sworn to support.
Mr. Sanderson moved to amend the resolution by
striking out all after the word resolved, and insert
ing the following:
Resolved, By the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
in General Assembly met, That wo view with se
rious apprehension any attempt to lessen the re
strictions upon the importation of any articles of
foreign manufacture or production which may corn
' pet° with articles of similar growth, production or
manufacture in the United States.
Resolved, That if a reduction of the revenue be
comes necessary, we would prefer a prohibition of
the introduction of articles of foreign fabric and
production, the like of which we are successfully
manufacturing and producing, to any reduction upon
protected articles which we can produce and manu
facture as cheaply and as good amongst ourselves.
Resolved, That the people of Pennsylvania can
not consent to an abandonment of the protective
Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be in
structed and our Representatives requested to op
pose any bill which has for its object any change
or modification of the present Tariff low.
Resolved, That the Governor of this Common
wealth be requested to forward a copy of these res
olutions wills the yeas and nays attached, to our
Senators and Representatives in Congress, with a
request to lay the same before the respective bcdies
of which they are members.
Mr. Sanderson accompanied his resolutions with
a few remarks. Ho said he had embodied in them
the doctrines which were adopted by the democra
cy of the State in 1831-32. He wished to repeat
those doctrines. One of the great objections to the
present tariff was, that it would produce a surplus
revenue. This he was understood to deny, and
would go back and stand uptin the old Pennsylva
nia platform.
Mr. Mageehan eaid that in the Senate of the U.
States we had one slippery eel to deal with, and he
was opposed to sending any resolution there which
would admit of any latitudinarian construction.—
He warned members against passing any amend
moot that would give James Buchanah a discretion
to settle the details of the Turin; which he had on
a certain occasion said he wished was either modi
fied or repealed. He was opposed to the amend
ment of the gentleman of Lebanon, (Mr. Sander-
Kim) on the ground that it seemed to hurl defiance
at the powers that be. He was not disposed to take
any such course, but hoped the original resolutions
would pass without amendment. If we insisted
win the protection of our interests at the expense
or the exclusion of those other States, her influence
would be lost, and the great interests of the Key
stone State would be crushed beneath the feet of
Southern democracy.
Mr. Baily rose in support of his amendment.—
He said he would not boast of his friendship,for
the Tariff He would refer to his acts. He 'Con
tended that the " slippery eel" alluded to by the
gentleman from Cambria, had received instructions
one year ago, precisely similar to those contempla
ted by his amendment, for which the unanimous
votevvoteof the fait Ligi:lattitc was obtained; had not
availed himself of any ril lit of construction ho
might find in his instructions, but uniformly since
on all occasions supported tho principles of tho
Tariff act of 1842.
Pending the discussion the House adjourned,
MoN.r, Jan. 13.
The bill for the resumption of the Beaver Divis
ion of the Pennsylvania canal by the state, coming
up in order,
Mr. Babbitt moved its postponement for one
week, and advocated his motion at some length.—
He said it was a bill in which his constituents were
deeply interested, and wished time to examine it.
He had important evidence to lay before the Senate,
and he hoped the motion would prevail.
Mr. Darsie opposed the postponement. The
company had been apprized that the bill would be
introduced at an early period of the session, and
they had had ample time to prepare any evidence
they wished upon the subject. Mr. D. spoke with
much earnestness, showing that the terms of the
act chartering the Erie Canal Company, had not
been complied with, and the interests of the Com-
monwealth required immediate resumption.
Mr. Sullivan thought the bill ought to be referred
to an appropriate Committee; that a provision
might be introduced which would prevent the Com•
pany being placed entirely at the mercy of the
Canal Commissioners. He argued that the re
sumption would be of no benefit to the State, and
exhibited figures to show that the expenditures ex
ceeded the receipts upon the work.
Messrs. Bigler, Sterigere and Gibbons followed
in opposition to the postponement, and dwelt for
some time upon the merits of the bill. Mr. G. re
ferred to the bungling manner in which the work
had been constructed; also to the provision of the
act chartering the Company, and contended that the
Governor had exercised unwarrantable authority in
surrendering the Beaver Division, before the whole
work to Erie had been completed. The conduct of
the Governor was commented on with considerable
severity, and a hope was expressed that the affairs
of Government would be more honestly administer
ed by his successor.
Mr. Babbitt withdrew his motion to postpone,
and at the suggestion of Mr. Sullivan, moved that
the bill, together with all communications upon the
subject, be referred to the Committee on Internal
Improvements; which was agreed to.
The Speaker laid before the Senate, a communi
cation from the Canal Commissioners. Adjourned.
MONDAY, January 13.
The Speaker announced the following
Ways and Means—Messrs. M'Coalin, Burrell,
Cooper, Merrifield, Burnside, Gray and Trego.
Judiciary—Messrs. Smith of Clearfield, Smith
of Berko, Brown, Struthers, Dunlap, Hazlehurst,
Bighaut, Kunkel and Hill.
Claims—Messrs. Cummings, Painter, Dowling,
Larkin, Dickey, Hall and Smith of Monroe.
Agriculture—Messrs. O'Bryan, Sankey, Heck,
Dons, Bishop, Cross and Baldwin.
Pensions, &c.—Messrs. Porter,Smith of Clinton,
'Smith of Lancaster, Rider, Kennedy, Funston and
Humestic Manufactures—Messra.Wilson, Camp
bell, Riddle, Salter, Taggart, Brewster of Hunting
don, and Armstrong.
Accounts—Messrs. M'Kinley, Price, Knox, Con
ner, James, Parke and Stewart.
Education—Messrs. Trego, Dowling, Porter,
Brush, Nicholson, Hoffman of Philadelphia, and
Vice and Immorality —Messrs. Morgan,llolTman
of Berke, Boyer, Cochran, Zimmerman, Jacoby
and Pll.Oll.
Militia System—Messrs. Baily, Smith of Clin
ton, M'Caslin, Hilands, Shuman, Cummings and
Election Districts—Messrs. Dolts, Worman,
Walton, Snively, Samuels, M'Brideand Rider.
Bunks—Messrs. Smith of Berko, Barber, Struth
ers, Borten, Brewster of Philadelphia n Hilands and
Estates and Escheats--Messrs. Brady, Bayard,
Smith of Lancaster, Amer, Mageehan, Morely and
Roads and Bridges—Messrs. Knox, Keller, M'.
Farland, Stewart, Vleet, Sheets and Meloy.
Local Appropriations--Messrs. Brush, Hallowell,
Smith of Monroe, Harper Banning, Gilder and
Corporations—Messrs. Merrifield, Tice, Hill,
Armstrong, Harper, Herr and Muse.
Lands—Messrs. Elliott, Cunningham, Larkin,
Burns, Bright, Campbell and Nicholson.
Compare bills—N;lesara. Bright, Herr, Sankey,
Brown and Painter.
Printing—Messrs. Barber, Bally and Hoffman
of Philadelphia.
Library--Messrs. Burrell, Burnsides and Smith
of Clinton.
Mr. Snively presented a remonstrance against a
new county to be called Blair; also a petition for a
new county to be called Penn.
Mr. M'Murtrie: three for a new county to be
called Blair.
Mr. Brewster: a remonatranee against a new
county to be called Blair ; also, for a new county to
(walled Penn.
Mr. Dowling: one for a new county to be called
Mr. Burns: one for a change of place of bold
mgelections ; also, one for a new county to be cal
led Blair.
Mr. Conner: one for a now office in each c.,an
ty h the State, to be called Public Counsellot—
whom duty it shall be to make out title deeds, &c.
14 r. Hoffman : one from volunteer companies of
Philidelphia, for compensation for services during
the lite riots.
I\4. offered a resolution that the Committee
on tie Militia he instructed to enquire into the ex
pedieley of abolishing militia training and itnposing
a tax to be applied to the support of volunteer
compnies. Agreed to.
Alt Kunkel offered a resolution that the Corn
mittetof Ways and Means report a bill appropria
ting el much money as is now in the Treasury as
will met the interest on the State debt falling duo
in Febuary next. Passed.
On potion of Mr. M'Murtrie the petitions re
lating ti the creation of the new county of Blair,
were reerred to a select committee of five although
opposeik his colleague Mr. Brewster.
The ouunittee on rules reported that the rules of
t he laA 10114 C be continued and adopted as the rules
of this llouse, the resolution was adopted and
committee discharged. _
The resolution relating to instructing our Sera
tors, &c., came up in order pending the amend
ment offered by Mr. Sanderson.
Mr. Ho'Hogshead said that he believed the tariff
law, although it might be imperfect in some of its
details, was more conducive to the prosperity of the
country, if it could be permitted to remain undis
turbed, than a perfect tariff, which was subject to
innovation and change. The tariff of 1842 was
beneficial to the people of the whole land, andes
pecially Pennsylvania ; and every avenue of attack
should be faithfully guarded, and no doubtful in
struction should go forth fivin this body which
leaves any discretion to the instructed. Ho hoped
Pennsylvania would he emphatic in her instructions,
and go for the whole tariff, and r.othing but the
Mr. Sanderson's amendment was rejected. The
question then recurring on Mr. Bailey's amend
Mr. Burrell addressed the House. He said by
the amendment of the gentleman from York, cer
tain grounds and principles were pointed out to
which our delegation was to be confined, while all
the other details of the bill were to be left open to
their descrotion. lie did not wish any descretion
to be given on this subject, because by so doing all
the beneficial effects of the bill may be lost. He
would, however, suggest, that when experience had
furnished evidence that the alteration of any por
tion of the act was needed, it would be Bins to give
the proper instruction. He was understood, how
ever, to deny the right of this Legislature to pass
any kind of instructing resolutions. It was only
wasting the time and the money of the people.—
He moved an amendment instructing our delegation
to resist the establishment of a National Bank in
any form.
Mr. Mageehan was opposed to the amendment.
He was too well acquainted with the political char
acter of ono of the delegation in the Senate, to give
him any loop hole by which he might escape from
responsibility, and he was opposed to the amend
ment, or any other, which should in any degree
vary the original resolution.
Mr. Burrell followed in support of his amend
ment, in a speech of considerable length.
Mr. Cooper replied to Mr. Burrell, in relation to
that portion of his amendment which contemplates
opposition to the establishment of a National Bank.
He said he was gratified at the humility of the gen
tleman from Westmoreland, by expressing himself
willing to grade his judgment on this subject by his
per diem allowance. He deprecated the introduc
tion of any extraneous matter, which would pro
duce discussion and embarrassment among our
delegation in Congress, especially on a subject not
now before Congress, nor likely to come before it.
tut the claim, that the tariff of 1912 was a Demo
cratic measure, reminded hint of the case of wag
oner and the Jackass. The wagoner was stalled
with six horses, and every exertion was made to get
extricated from his dilemma; he harnessed in the
Jack, by whose aid he was able to pursue his jour
ney. The Jack claimed all the praise of extrica
ting the low! _oo ogy7th oho totifF-00 voica.)
for it, and 19 democrats, and that made it a demo
cratic measure, and the whigs were denied any par
ticipation in the praise of passing the measure,
which they had so long toiled to accomplish. The
19 claimed all the praise—all the glory and honor.
Mr. Brady followed Mr. Cooper in reply to Mr.
Burrell, regretting that any other subject than the
ono legitimately connected with the original resolu
tion should be brought up; and he hoped the house
would give an undivided vote on the subject under
discussion. He gave a general exposition of the
grounds taken by both parties during the lute can
vass, and showed that in many parts of the coon
, try, the tariff of 1942 was denounced as the black
Whig tariff, as the abominable tariff, as the oppres
sor of the poor, and as the instrument of wealth to
i the rich.
The question being on Mr. Burrell's resolution,
the yeas , and nays were, Yeas 44, Nays 53. So
the amendment was rejected. Adjourned.
Tozsner, Jan. 14.
Mr. Morrison, presented two memorials from
citizens of Huntingdon and Bedford counties,
against the formation of the new county of Blair,
and praying for the erection of a new county out
of said counties, to be called Penn.
Mr. Carson, one of similar tenor.
Mr. Darsie, a petition from citizens of Hunting
don and Bedford counties, praying for the erection
of the county of Blair.
A message was received from the Governor, nom
inating several Associate Judges.
This being the day fixed for the election of U.
States Senator, at 12 o'clock, M., the Senate pro
ceeded to the hall of the House of Remisentatives,
for the purpose of going into said election.
The members of the Senate having returned to
the hall, Mr. Black gave notice that the .tellers
would report proceedings to-morrow. Adjourned.
'rummer, Jan. 14.
Mr. M'Murtrie: presented two petitions from
citizens of Huntingdon county fur a now county to
be called Blair.
Mr. Brewster of Huntingdon Two remonstran
ces against a new comity to be called Blair, and
for a now county to be called Penn.
Mr. Dickey road in place, an act to incorporate
the American Baptist Publication Society.
The next business in order was the tariff resolu
tion, which came up pending the amendment offer
ed by Mr. Bailey. On this the yeas and nays wero
ordered, and were as follows Yeas-43, Nays-52.
Mr. Merrifield offered an amendment to the ran
olution by adding a clause expressing full confidence
in the integrity of our Senators to protect our in
terests. This was negatived by a decided vote.
Mr. Smith of Clearfield, offered an amendment
providing that a tariff ibr revenue with proper dis
crimination was sufficient protection. This was
also negatived.
Mr:Burnside offered to'omend by providing that
the inatruetions should not extend to the minor de
tails of the bill. This sinendment Ito followed up
by a strong political speech, claiming that the heath,
of Senators should not be tied so that they could
not act except in a particular way, whenever it was
attacked by either Democrat or Whig. He claimed
that the tariff of former days was emphatically
democratic, and the ofilipring of democratic princ i i - -
Mr. Cooper replied to Mr. Burnside, and said
that the remarks were calculated to mislead the pub
lic, and proceeded to show that the Tariff of 1842
was passed by the Whigs of the nation. That on
the final passage of the bill there were 116 vote. itt
the affirmative, and only one Democratic vote. In
the Senate none, every democrat being opposed to
it. And this was vetoed by the contemptible indi-.
vidual, who by chance held the Executive chair of
the nation. He proceeded to give a full history of
the bill which followed it, and showed front refer
ence to the proceedings of Congress, that the bill
of 1842 was the production of Whig effort slid
perseverance. lie placed the gentleman from Cen
tie in an unenviable position, by referring to the
facts which had transpired in relation to the Tariff,
and claimed to have shown that he was ignorant of
the facts he undertook to state. lie honed that this
House would send &unanimous vote ti Washington
on this subject. declaring their confidence in the ope
rations of the Tariff of 1842.
Mr. Burnside in rqply, said that the glory or thg...
shame of devoting John Tyler to the office he now
holds, could not bo laid at the door of the party to
which he belonged, but to the party who had sung
Tippecanoe and Tyler too, during the campaign. of
1940. He then proceeded to give his reasons why
the democracy noted against the Tariff of 1842.
The question being taken on Mr. Burnsides
amendment, the yeas and nays were called, and
wore as follows: ITeas-37, Nays-61.
The question being on the original resolution the
Yeas and Nays were called and it was passed with
out a dissenting roicc.
Mr. Smith of Berk., offered an additional reso
lution amendatory of the one already passed, that
our Senators, &c., be instructed to vote against ally
law establishing a United States Bank, and also 0111.1
expressing entire confidence in the integrity and
ability of our present Senators.
Mr. Cooper objected to its reception as being a
violation of the rules of the House.
The Speaker decided it to be in order, and Mr.
Cooper appealed,ftom the decision but before tho
question was taken, both branches of the Legisla
ture met in Convention in the hall of the House of
Representatives, and proceeded to ballot for a person
to fill the office of Senator in the Senate of the U.
States for six years from the 4th of March next.
Mr. Bightun moved that the Convention adjourn
till 12 o'clock to-morrow. This motion wail nogg
lived by the following vote, Yeas-55, Nays-744
Mr. burble withdrew the name of Walter For
ward ; and several other names were withdrawn by
their respective nominators.
There were 13 t votes cart—necessary to a choico
66. The vote appeared as follows:
Daniel Sturgeon, received 72 votes.
James Cooper 49 4.
J. W. Ashman!, 5 4 ,
E. 14". Keyscr 2
John Sergeant It
Jacob Bloom 1 4!
E. C. Beigart 1 4,
The Hon. DANIIL STURGEON received seventy.
two votes =the first ballot, and was declared duly
On motion of Mr. Cooper the House resumed the
consideration of the app.) taken by him to the de
rision of the Speaker, admitting the resolution of
the gentleman from Serke, (Mr. Smith) to be in
order; and on the question ; Shall the decision of
rho fripankor atom' as the judgment of the House?
The Yeas and Nays were called and were as fol
lows:--Yeas--57, Nays---39. A party vote.
Mr. Sanderson then offered to amend the amend
ment by inserting an instruction to our delegation
to oppose the passage of the law now before Con
gress called the Sub-Treasury. Before any action
was taken thereon the House Adjourned.
Wzayaanay, Jan. 15, 1845,
Mr Bigler. a remonstrance from citizens of Green
field township, Bedford county for the erection of
tim county of Blair.
Mr. BlUck, petition from citizens of Huntingdon
county for the New county of Penn.
JANUAIIT. 15th, 1845.
Mr. Mageehan, forwarded to the Chair a state-'
meet which appeared in the American Advocate'
of Philadalphis, calling him a Catholic, and a vul
gar fellow ; and denominating him as the fit expoun
der of the slang of the fish market of Billingsgate,
He pronounced the allegations false, as fat as ha
was concerned, and said that .1. Huron Nier wee
the author of the letter, and said he would Rive the
matter in the hands of the Speaker.
The Speeder sold that as there was no question
before the House, he had no jurisdiction over tho
Mr. Cooper said, that the Speaker had the con
trol of the hall, and, should, feel it his duty to pro
tect the member. from Moult and indignity. He
said he hoped no reporter had been the author of
this vile communication, but that it was the pro
duction of some worthless out-door scribbler.
The Speaker said he would investigate the mat
ter, and deliver his opinion to morrow.
Mr. 111'Murtrio (Select) reported a bill for the
creation of a new county to be called Blair, and
against the petitions to create anew county to bo
called Penn.
THWISDA Ir, January 16.
On motion of Air. Fegely, the Senate took up the
resolution providing for the final adjournment on
the 3d of March, when Mr. Black moved to amend
by striking out 3d and inserting Ist of March.
Mr. Darsie moved its indefinite postponement,
which was not agreed to, and the resolution sr
amended was adopted.
Mr. Hill, offered a resolution instructing the
Committee on Retrenchment and Reform to in
quire into the expediency of reducing the number
of the Judges of the Supremo Court to three by
providing by law that no appointment he made to
fill either of the vacancies which may occur by the
expiration of the commissions of any of the present
Judges of said Court or otherwi.e. Agreed to.
Tuuttsysx, January lath'.
The Speaker stated that he had taken into con.
sideration tho case of Messrs. Mageehan and Fos.
ter, and having received a communication from Mr.
Pewter regretting the writing of the letter alluded
to, mid that he had no intention to misrepresent
Mr. Mageehan, and acknowledged he did not ittk.
tend to commit him in any way with the escape
the Flanegans, wherefore, he should decline inter.
fering in the matter without the direction of the
Mr. Mageehan expressed himeelf satisfied, so fag
as he was pereonally concerned, but took the ac.•
canton to state, that the representation that he wan/
antagonistical to the Natives, was also incorrect, in..
usinuch us it um, time for that expression whet%
the no occurred.