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THE HUNTINGDON JOURNAL
'One country, one constitution, one destiny."
Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 1845,
0::). A NATIVE AMznlc►A State Convention is
to be held at Harrisburg, on tho 22nd instant.
ccr A bill has been reported in the U. S. Senate
to amend the Naturalization laws.
al. Report says that the new Postage bill has
became a law. Glad of it.
aje We learn from the Pottsville papers, that the
Catholics contemplate the oetabliehment of a Con
vent in that place.
Cy The bill for the removal of the county seat
of Columbia county has passel the lower House.
o:,* Two hundred marriages were aolemniced in
the tonna of a few months, at Lowell, Mass.—
Great place for matrimony that !
Q 7 Why is a fashionably dressed young lady
like an unskilful printer? Because she makes a
great bustle in dressing her form.
co• By a reference to the Legislative proceedings
in another part of this paper, it will be seen that
the bill erecting a new county out of parts of Hun
tingdon and Bedford, to be called Blair, has passed
the House of Representatives. It now awaits the
action of the Senate.
a:) , Who'll have the kindness to bring us a load
of wood. Don't bring logs the DEVIL can't split !
I:T."1n our next, we will give the speech of Mr.
Bargeman, against the bill erecting Blair county.
cc? JOHN TYLER, has signed the "One Day
AS WE EXPECTED.—A report is in circula
tion that the domestic circle of her majesty, Queen
Vic, will probably bo blessed with another increase
towards the end of the summer. We believe it.
THE MAYORALTY IN BOSTON.—The
sixth trial resulted as the five previous ones, with
out an election. The vote stood : Eomer, (loco)
1 . 608 ; Parker, (whig) 3841; Davis, (native) 4414.
A scattering vote of 46 was cast.
COMING HOME.—Our nliister to England,
Mr. Everett, it is said, will leave London for this
country, early next spring. Who will be his
A LADY OF EXPERIENCE.—An old lady
remarked once that the only healthy corset for a
waist, is a gentleman's arm. Goss she's right !
THE BURNT BRIDGE.—The re-building of
tbel Harrisburg Bridge ban been taken by a Mr.
Kirkbride, of Circleville, Ohio.
01. "Mimi CIRPYNTgIi, " has been rs-elected
Mayor of the city of Lancaster.
IMPORTANT.—The treaty negotiated by Mr.
Cushing, secures to Americans the privilege of erec
ting hospitals and temples of worship at each of the
five free ports of China—an indulgence never be
fore allowed to foreigners, and a most honorable ex
pression from the Chinese in favor of our missions.
SMOKING HAMS.—Hams are very 'effectually
preserved from the attacks of the fly, while their
quality is not at all injured, by throwing red pepper
upon the fire in the smoke house, during the latter
of the operation.
MONEY.—A bill has passed, by the constitu
tional vote, the Legislature of this state, and is now
a law, providing for the redemption of the Relief
Notes issued by the Berke County Bank. The
notes of this institution referretKto, stand upon the
same footing of the other Relief Notes, and being
just as valuable, will obtain the same credit and
A SEVERE RETORT.—A Mrs. Beak wanted
to insult a Mr. Shaud, thus she did it. " Mr. S."
said she, "you say that you're a temperance man,
yet yea chews terbaker." " Hem—a—yes mum!"
be replied, feeling as if he had a pint of vinegar
between his teeth, " but I doesn't squeeze my giz
ard out with stays, nor stick my back up with bags
of meal—l doesn't."
THE LADIES' TOILET.—We would recom
mend to our fair readers, as a necessary requisite fur
a toilet, the following:
A tine eye-water, benevolence—best white paint,
innocence—a mixture giving vv eetneas to the voice,
mildness and truth—a waste to prevent wrinkles,
contentment—best rogue, nrodestii—a pit of the
most valuable cur-nags, attention—an iversal
beautifier, good humor--a lip-salve, cheer/a/fleas—
bustles, a sufficiency of skirts.
We take the above from an old magazine ar:d be
lieve it would constitute the very best kind of a
toilet. Try it—it te good !
ANNEXATION, appears to be the whole
go--petitions are being extensively circulated in the
North, (to receive signatures,) for the immediate
re-acquisition of Canada; and above all, the best
and the latest effort we have heard of, is for the
acquisition of Ould Ireland." Some stories have
been going the rounds for some time past, in these
parts, stating that petitions will be presented to
Congress, praying that negotiations for the acquisi
fion of China, to the U. States, may be opened.
W hat nation will come in turn next
What a "id;ased can:hey' this will be, when we
get Texas, Ittr.i...axe,anu CHINA
Tha le-sil,nv.oxation of Canada
The Bahinim, Aturrican says, tho wgeney with
which the RE-annevition of Texas has bren pres
sed by the South memo likely to stir up a us-an
nexation fever at the North. The Detroit Daily
Advertiser says that the people of that neighbor
hood are generally well satisfied with the Umos
as it is ; have never sought to extend its limits for
their own sectional advantage against the wishes of
other sections; nay, they exhibited a memorable
instance of forbearance during the late Canadian
troubles, when by following the example of the
South West they could have poured volunteers
across the lino and probably have found a San Ja
cinto somewhere on the St. Lawrence.
Nevertheless, the people of Detroit, and of the
regions roundabout, are not insensible to the value
of the county lying North and East of them.—
Canada is a desirable place, it produces the best of
ponies and potatoes. The largest half of tho cafe
met of Niagara is in Canada also: and it belongs
to the fitness of things that such a magnificent
roarer should be within the area of freedom."
in a political point of view, moreover, the acqui
sition of Canada would add strength to the peculiar
institutions of the North.
The force of these considerations, or of others
equally powerful, has operated upon the ardent
minds of the people of Michigan. A petition to
'Congress for the re-annexation of Canada, is in
circulation, as we learn from the Advertiser, among
the citizens of that section. The prayer of the
memorialists is that negotiations for the cession of
Canada may be opened with the British Govern
ment, and that in any proceeding for the annexa
tion of Texas a provision may be inserted that the
same shall not take effect until Canada shall also
have been annexed. The reasons set forth aro two
' fold:—First that the addition of Texas to the South
demands the like addition of Canada to the North,
in order to preserve the just balance and equipose
of the Union: Second, That Canada is in itself a
most desirable acquisition to the United States,
with a view both to military defence and to com
It will be found that the reasons there are consid
ered so potential in favor of the acquisition of Tex
as apply with equal if not greater force to the
acquisition of Canada. The National Intelligencer
has placed some of the arguments for the latter in
the lino of comparative analogy—thus:
"Like the other, it will be a re-annexation;
for Canada and the present United States were once
parts of the same empire.
The acquisition of Canada will be a much more
positive enlargement of the " area of freedom" than
that of Texas; for Texas already enjoys a Repub
lican Government, and Canada does not.
It will prevent smuggling, to an infinitely greater
extent, for, instead of a mere interior border, little
accessible to the the transportation of goods, and
only three hundred and ten miles long, Canada of
fers, by a great river, a lake and water access, at
least two thousand miles in extent.
It will be far more advantageous to our manufac
tures; for Canada contains a vastly larger popula
tion then Texas. ,
rids annexation of Canada will certaily be less
hurtful to the cotton•planting States than that of
Texas; for it will not bring in a competition in a
production already excessive.
To the sugar planters it will not oppose a rival ;
while it will give them an enlarged market.
Canada is not so fine a grain or stock-growing
country as a large part of Texas is represented to
be; and must therefore be a more advantageous ac
quisition to the West and Northwest.
It will still better secure and perpetuate the pecu
liar institution, the protection of which is a main
argument in favor of the other measure; for it will
cut off the intercourse of England with all other
parts of this continent, and remove the refuge which
has so long existed in Canada for fugitive slaves.
It might be farther shown that the acquisition of
Canada has been an object as " cloudily pursued"
by the United States as the policy of obtaining
Texas. Nor, in the case of the former, have the
efforts been confined to negotiations. We have
more than once attempted to obtain possession of
Canada by force of arms. At the first out break of
the Revolution an embassy was sent to Canada by
the Continental Congress, of that embassy CHAS.
Csanor.r., of Corrollton, was one. Subsequently
the province was invaded by our troops; the city of
Montreal was taken; under the walls of Quebec
the life-blood of %Java'. aux was poured out.—
Nor did our efforts cease here. During the last
war, Canada was again invaded more than once.—
The battle of the Thames, where HIIIKISON tri
umphed, was fought on Canadian ground; Gen.
PIKE fell at the storming of York, now Toronto—
the trophies of Scorr—won at Lundy's Lano and
Chippewa, were the trophies of an invader.
What efforts to acquire 'roses, made within Mr.
Cazuoun's period of twenty years, aro to be com
pared to these struggles for the possession of Can
ada, begun at the beginning of our own war of in
dependence, prosecuted by negotiations first, and
signalized by bloody strife, afterwards in two san
An honorable Senator made it one of his chief
ground. for favoring the annexation of Texas that
so many Tennesseans were in that country. There
are doubtless many citizens of the United States in
Canada; and if they are numerous enough at pre
sent to justify us in taking possession of that prov
ince, the prospect of future us-annexation may
soon send the requisite number across the border.
Those who may be called the Straightouts for
the annexation of Texas'' maintain that Texas has
a right to come into the Union under the Louisiana
cession of 1803, contending that by that treaty the
territory of Texas was made a part of our territory,
and that no subsequent arrangement of boundaries
car be a bar against the right of Texas to be under
our prisdiction if she chooses to claim it under the
treaty Os' 1803.
As an 00et to this the Intelligeneer shows that
() ami d a has at: older as well as a more palpable claim
to admission into the Union ; for, it was distictly
stipulated in the sulkies of the Confederation [a
great deal older than the Louisiana Treaty) that she
should come in when she chose to do so. We have,
then, says the journal we have quoted, only to get
up a voluntary part, by inviting her to ask to be
If this Canadian movement goes on there will he
two parties of anncsationiete in the cougtry. Gen.
lON Can write leyons.for Tew, en! Mr. An
;OSell,ri 'au mnen t'
da. If the Gu/f of to :cu I a to be u Vie, d :to
our sea," according to the phraseology of ono of
the Heads of Departments, calmly the Great
Lakes ought to be our Lakes—anti the St. Lawrence
our river. The extension of our limits in the re
mote South West, would not tend to weaken the
Union, say the Texas men. How much more con
venient and snug would our territories be if com
pacted by the addition of the adjadent soil of Can
ada! Upon the whole the Canada annexationist,
seems to have the better of it.
Annexation of Texas.
The resolution that passed the House, for the
Annexation of Texas were not reported on the 3d
instant. The subject, however, came up in an
other way. According to the National Intelligencer,
Mr. JOHNSON of La., presented the Resolutions of
the Louisiana Legislature upon the subject of the
Annexation of Texas. Mr. J. observed that he
had stated before he had received these resolutions
that if the question of annexation could be pre
sented free from constitutional objections, ho would
vote for it ; and he said as still. Ho had great
doubts, however, as to the power of Congress to
provide for the admission of foreign territory into
tho Union by a joint resolution. He would give
the matter the fullest examination, and when the
question came before the Senate he would vote on
it according to the best lights before him.
Mr. Beuitow would merely take this occasion
to say that he was opposed to annexation in any
and in every shape, at all times, and under all cir
cumstances. The resolutions received from the
Legislature of Louisiana left tho Senators at per
fect liberty to act in the matter as they thought
right. He should always act, on this and
every other question, as ho thought right, whether
under instructions or not. If Ito had been in favor
of annexation, he should have opposed it in the
shape presented to the Senate by the other House.
Ho should be prepared, when the question came be
fore the Senate, to prove that the annexation of
Texas would be ruinous to the whole South, and
particularly to the State of Louisiana.
i.e had not supposed that the people of Louis
iana were favorable to annexation before the receipt
of these resolutions. He was far from regarding
the result of the late Presidential election in that
State as indicative of the people's opinion upon
annexation. He was convinced that if the election
had been fairly conducted, that the vote of that State
would have been given to Henry Clay. He did
not undertake to say anything about other State.;
but this he would say, hat, if Mr. Clay had not been
cheated, villainously cheated, in Louisiana, he
would have received the vote of that State. He
was glad that the subject of the Election in Louis
iana was now under investigation by the Legisla
ture, and he hoped that that body would ferret
out and expose the imposture and infamous frauds
which were notoriously committed, and by which
alone the vote of the State was givelsZtJamee K.
On motion of Mr. J011.780N the resolutions were
then laid on the table.
Annexation of Canada.
Something of a breeze sprung up in the U. S.
Senate on Monday last, on the presentation of a
memorial front New York, by Senator Dickinson,
for the Annexation of Canada.
Tho correspondent of the Baltimore American
Mr. D. took occasion to say that he did not sym
pathize with the prayer of the practitioners, regard
ing it, as he did, as an effort to bring the proposed
annexation of Texas into ridicule.
Mr. PORTEII, presented a similar memorial from
Detroit, which being read, he moved to have refer
red to the committee on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Foirrsa of Tenn., opposed the memorial and
hoped it would not be referred to the Committee.—
It was obviously designed to cast contempt upon
the great question of annexation—a measure to
which he was fondly attached. It seemed to him
unjust and improper thus to oppose a great ques
tion by bringing it into contempt, as those memori
als obviously did. He hoped they would be regar
ded in the spirit they were sent, and opposed accor
dingly. Mr. Foster said he differed with the Senator
from Michigan in presenting these Resolutions with
great reluctance, but he felt bound as a friend to
annexation to oppose them at the outset!
Mr. PORTER expressed himself equally surprised
with the Senator from Tenn., but his surprise arose
from opposition to tho memorials presented. They
were simply in his view a solemn remonstrance to
the annexation of Texas. Thom was no good rea
son for doubting the sincerity of the gentlemen
signing these memorials. They had as great a de
sire for the annexation of Canada as the gentleman
from the South could have for the annexation of
Texas. It was a measure equally important to
them, and their locality gave them as much inter
eat in Canada as gentlemen had in the proposed
annexation of Texas.
AN IMMENSE PROJECT.—A project will
soon be submitted to Congress, by a Mr. Whitney,
a merchant of New York, for a Rail Road from the
western shore of Lake Michigan, in a direct line to
the mouth of the Columbia river, a distance of 2100
miles. The cost is estimated at $50,000,000, and
25 years to complete it. It is calculated that by
this route a trip front New York to China may be
performed in a month, and thus secure to us the
market of that and other countries. From Eng
land to China the shortest passage known is 85
days—hence by this rout, via Columbia river, acar
go may be shipped from Chtna to New York, and
landed at Liverpool in 50 days. This would com
pel England to adopt this route. The projectors
ask Congress to grant a tract of the wild lands 00
miles wide, along the road—for which they agree
to carry mails, ammunition, stores, troops and all
public matters, free of cost. It is truly a noble en
NEW COUNTERFEITti.--Counterfetts on
the Lancaster Bank, Lancaster, Pa. are in circu
lation, of the denomination of $lO. Vignette—
spread eagle, by which may be easily detected, as
the genuine aro ditibrent.
Bank of Wilmington, Deletuare.--20's Vig
nette, Indiun and female. On right end, reapers--
on left, billy, &o. Terry, Felton, sk Co., engraver..
Unlike the genuine.
FXIIIDAT, Jon. 29, 1845.
Tho Speaker and Mr. Enuo presented memcriats '
from citizens of Huntingdon county, against any
division of said county.
Mr. Morrison: from citizens of Huntingdon
county in favor of the new county of Blair; also
remonstrance against the came.
Mr. Black moved the confirmation of the nomi-
nation of David Krause, as President Judge of the
The nomination wee confirmed by the following
vote:—Yeas 28, Nays 1.
Mr. Ross presented on behalf of Commodoro
Elliott, a Lithographic engraving of the battle of
Lake Erie, and accompanied it with a resolution
that the same be framed and hung up in the Sen
ate Chamber. The resolution was agreed to.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
FRIDAY, Jan. 31.
The bill appropriating money for tho payment of
the February interest, was returned from the Senate
with amendments, appropriating $873,515 06 for
the payment of the interest falling due on the let
inof February 1845, to be paid in the funds
in the Treasury; which was concurred in by the
Russo, and the question being on its final passage,
the yeas and nays were called and it passed unani
SATURDAY, February I,
Mr. Morrison: two remonetrancee signed by 116
citizen. of Bedford county, against the new county
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Sa•rvanar, Feb. 1.
On moijon of Mr. M'Murtrie, the House took up
in Committee of the Whole, (Mr. Smith of Mon
roe in the Chair) the act directing parts of Hunting
don and Bedford counties, into a new county to be
called Blair, which was reported to the House with
sundry amendments, and coming up on second
reading, Mr. Bishop moved to amend the bill by
striking out that portion which contemplates incor
porating any part of Bedford county within the
limits of the now county to be called Blair. This
amendment was opposed by Mr. M'Murtrie in a
very spirited manner.
Mr. Bishop advocated his amendment et some
length, giving the reasons why Bedford county
should not he divided. He stated that the county
of Bedford was largely in debt, and that the portion
which it was intended to include in the new coun
ty, was the most fertile of the territory of Bedford
county, and yielded into the Treasury more than
any similar portion of the county. During his re
marks the House adjourned.
MONDA T, February 3.
Mr. Champneye: a memorial from citizens of
Woodberry township, Bedford county, against the
erection of the new county of Blair.
Mr. Anderson: against the erection of the coon•
ty of Blair..
Mr. Morrison: against the county of Blair, and in
favor of the erection of the county of Penn.
Mr. Heckman : from citizens . of Lehigh county,
praying that said county may be annexed to Oregon
or Texas; also, from citizens of Bedford county
against the erection of the county of Blair.
The bill repealing so much of the act of the last
session se authorizes the appointment of a Board of,
Revenue Commissioners, came up in order on third
Mr. Steriegere moved to go into Committee of the
Whole, for the purpose of amendment.
Mr. Sullivan called for the Previous Question,
which was unstained, and the bill passed final rea-
ding, by the following vote:—Yeas 20, Nays 8.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
MONDAY, Feb. 3.
Mr. Metzgar : against the new county to be called
Mr. Bishop: of like impost. Also: petition for
a now county to be called Penn.
TUESDAY February 4.
The resumption of the Beaver Division then
came up iu order, the question pending on the mo
tion of Mr. Gibbons to amend the second section--
that if the company shall refuse to regulate the tolls
in the manner provided for in the first section, the
Canal Commissioners shall investigate the expen
ditures made by the said company, and pay them
same rate of 8 per cent. interest out of the repair
Mr. Babbitt moved to amend the amendment by
referring it to the Court of Common Please of
Crowford county, to determine the amount of dam
After some remarks by Mr. Bonin, in favor of
Mr. Craig moved that the subject be indefinitely
postponed, and mode a few remarks in defence of
his motion, and reviewed the provisions of the act,
giving the Erie Canal Company possession of this
Mr. Sullivan thought a vote would determine
whether they should legislate or not. The debate
was continued by Messrs. Dareic, Sullivan and
Mr. Horton called the previous question, and the
indefinite postponement of the bill was agreed to
by the following vote.
YEAS—Messrs. Babbitt, Craig, Chompneys,
Commas, Darrah, Ebaugh, Eyer, Horton, Kline,
Morrison, Quay, Ross, Sherwood, Sullivan, Wil
NAYS—Messrs. Anderson, Bailey, Black, Crabb,
Darsie, Enue, Fegely, Goulkrod, Gibbons, Heck
man, Hill, Hoover, Storigere—l3.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
TUESDAY, Feb. 4.
Mr. Stottler, the member elected in Berke county,
to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of
James N. Hunter, appeared, was duly qualified and
took his seat.
Tho House then took up on second reading the
bill erecting parts of Huntingdon and Bedford coun
ties into a new county to be called Blair—pending
the amendment of Mr. Bishop to strike from the
bill that portion which includes tho townships of
North Woodberry and Greenfield in Bedford co.
On this amendment the yeas and nays wars call
ed and were Yeas 24, Nays 54.
So the amendment was rejected.
The question then recurring on the passage of the
first section of the bill.
Mr. Brewster of Huntingdon addressed the
House, at length, in opposition to the bill. He de
nied that the bill would if passed bo of any utility
to the people of Huntingdon county ; that there
was no growing discontent among them in relation
to their locality ; that it was an attempt of the peo
ple of Hollidaysburg to build up their broken down
fortunes; and for the especial benefit of many spec
ulators, and land owners, who had pounced upon
the misfortunes of the citizens of that place, and
had become the owners of a great proportion of the
real estate. He said that the leader of the project
was an iron master, who was about to remove to
thioDecr 0000 4 5 mat: gist a Imp porteou of those
who had petitioned for this project were not the
land owners or the tax-payers of the county, but the
teamsters and workmen employed by the rich capi
talists of the county who were most directly inter
ested in the affair. He said if he was to act front
teltishness or from hopes of personal emolument
be should fetter the Blair county project ; but he
acted from higher motives; from a 'sense of duty
which ho owed to his constituents, Which with him
was of paramount importance and of binding influ
ence. Ho then went into an examination of the
relative advantages of the several sections of the
bounty. He then stated at length the objections to
the project, in the form of enormous taxation; bur
densome requisitions for the discharge of which the
means would be diminished, instead of being en
hanced. Many of tho remonstrances against the
now county of Blair, were from citizens residing in,
the immediate vicinity of Hollidaysburg itself and
among the most wealthy and intelligent portion of
the inhabitants of Huntingdon county.
Mr. McMurtrie Followed in support of the
He was aware that there was always a disposition
in Legislatures to pass local bills, without that ex
amination to which they were entitled. Ho said
he would not stand up the advocate of this bill, if
ho thought ho was doing any injustice to any por
tion of the citizens of Huntingdon county. Ho
denied that the project was one of the land specu
culators of the town of Hollidaysburg; but claimed
that it was the voice of the whole people. He said
that the charge of interested individuals being here,
for the purpose of boring this bill through, was
without foundation. The whole opposition to the
bill originated in the borough of Huntingdon. and
he would throw back the charge made by his col
league, that it was a matter of speculation among
the property holders in Hollidaysburg. He claimed
that the charge of speculation had been Made again
and again and it was without foundation. He de.
nied that there was any eacrafice of property under
sheriff 's sale—whet property had been sold, had
been sold for its full value, and that no one who
had purchased had made any great bargains. He
then wont on to shdw that the charges of
bankruptcy which his colleague had applied to the
Citizens of Hollidaysburg were unjust and incor
rect; and that he hoped he would sago himself the
trouble hereafter, of mourning over the bankrupt
cies of Hollidaysburg, and reserve his sympathies
for his constituents in and around the borough of
Shirleysburg, in which he resided. He next went
into a detailed exposition of the relative situation
end advantages of the inhabitants which Would
ensure upon the passage of this bill—exhibited the
peculiar advantages under which the citizens who
had petitioned were now laboring, in attendance
upon the courts of Justice in Bedford and Hunting.
and the remedy which tht bill was
calculated to bestow.
He claimed that the purposes of public justice,
which were now denied by the present organization
of the county of Huntingdon, would be furthered
by the division contemplated in the bill—denied
that the accumulation of suit in the docket of the
different count; of Huntingdon county, wee the le
gitimate fruit of the bad organization and arrange
ment of the county ; and that a refusal now to di
vide the county would bo an absolute denial of
justice, there being now upon the docket of that
county, from 1500 to 2000 suite, which were con
stantly accumulating. He admitted that a large
portion of the legal business of the county origina
ted from the upper end of the county--but that it
was the fruit of the increased business and growing
prosperity of the upper portion of the county. This
prosperity was the result of the erection of the pub
lic works, and the litigation was not owing to any
litigious disposition among the citizens as claimed
by his colleague. He earnestly urged upon the
House-the ideportance of passing the bill, as a re
medy for the growing evils which were the result
of an overloaded docket, and which were continuing
to increase. Ho then urged the propriety of the
locality of Hollidaysburg as being eminently well
suited for the purpose contemplated. He adverted
to the fact that nearly 4000 inhabitants residing
within the limits of the new county of Blair, had
petitioned for the pasengo of this bill, whose prayer
ought not to be disregarded. Ho denied that any
large portion of the voters of any township in the
proposed new county were anxious for the defeat of
the bill. The people had been petitioning on this
subject year after year, and would continue to do
so, until it was granted. He demanded justice for
the whole people of Huntingdon county, no well as
for those who resided in the new county of Blair.
He hoped that the House would not refuse its aid
in putting this vexed question to rest.
Mr. Bishop, followed at some length in opposi
tion to the bill, and concluded by moving a post
ponement of the consideration of the bill at present,
for the purpose of submitting further evidence from
Bedford county on the subject. Tho motion was
The question being then on the first section of
the bill, the Yeas and Nays were called and were,
Yeas 40, Nays 44. So the whole bill was nega
A communication was received from the Sccre•
tory of the Commonwealth containing a statement
of the numbor of convicts pardoned, during the ad
ministration of Gov. Porter: from which it appears
that the whole number pardoned amounts to eight
hundred and one, of which fifty-three were "pre
Tho House then adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, February 5,
Tho resolution for final adjournment being read,
the Speaker decided that it would be out of order to
take up the House amendment to the resolution.
Messrs. Sullivan and Quay appealed, and for a
few moments a glorious state of excitement existed,
and after some conversation Mr. Sullivan withdrew
the appeal and moved the consideration of the reso.
lution, which was agreed to.
Mr. Sullivan then movedto strike out the 10th
of February, and insert the 20th of March.
Mr. Champneys suggested the 25th of March,
and after seine discussion, the modification was
accepted, and the resolution as amended, passed.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
WEDsmin., Feb. 5.
Mr. Wilson moved n reconsideration of the vote
given on the bill erecting the new county out of
parts of Bedford and Huntingdon counties, On
this motion the Yeas and Nays were called and
were Yeas 47, Nays 43, and the question then re
curring on the first section of the bill the yeas and
nays were again called, as were as follows: Yeas
48, Nays 46.,
So the first section of the bill was agreed to, and
the remaining sections of the bill being under con
sideration, Mr. Bishop moved Its indefinite post
Mr. Brewster of Huntingdon, presented the pro
ceedings of a large owl respectable meeting, held in
the borough of Huntingdon on the Ist of February,
opposed to the division of said county, which was
road to the Holum ; also, the proceedings of a mee
ting of the Inhabitants of Warriorsmark. Snyder
and Tyrone township, against the new county of
Blair, which. were also read to the House. The
question then recurring on the motion to postpone
indefinitely, it was not agreed to.
The question being then about to be taken on the
final passage of the bill, Mr. Burnside sabred to
I amend the bill by providing that the question of
division shall be left to the qualified voters of Bed
, ford and Huntingdon emirates at the next general
The amendment was opposed at length by Mr.
McMurtrie, and supported by Messrs. Nicholson,
Burnside, Hollingshead, Brady and Kunkle, and
was lout by a vote of Yeas 42, Nays 49.
Mr, Brewster of Huntingdon offered to meal
the bill by leaving the! question of divison to dee
people of Huntingdon county, which woo voted
dawn. The question then being' on • the transcri
bing of the bill for a third reading, the yeas and
nays were, called and were as follows: Yeas 48,
The House then adjourned.
TatmanLT, Fobraary 6,
Mr. Morrison presented a 'petition in favor of the
county of klair ; also, against the'erection of said
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
THURSDAY, Feb. 0.
N'ir. Bishop: a potition against tho now county
to be called Blair.
Mr. Megrchan : a petition for the now county to
bo'called Blair, from Greenfield township, Bedford
' • -
Mr. Burnside: a petition for a new county to
called Penn; and against the new county to bo
Mr. Brewster of Huntingdon, five petitiona
against tho new county of Blair, and for the Barna.
Mr. Burn.: a petition for the new county to bo
Mr. Cooper: a petition against the new county
to be called Blair.
FRIDAY, February V.
A number of petitions wore presented praying foe
the erection of new counties, &c. &c.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
FnIDAT, Feb. 7.
The act erecting a new county to be called Blati„ A.
came up on its third reading, and the question be
ing on its final passage, the yeas and nays were
called and were as follows:
YEAS—Messrs. Amer, Armstrong, Banning,
Barber, Bingham, Brewster of Phil's. co., Btown,
Brush, Burns, /lune!, Cross, Dowling Eldred, El•
hot, Funston, Gray, Harper, Heck, Hoffman of
Phil's. co., Jacoby, Janice, Knox, Megehan, 119 e
rifield, Morely, M'Caslin, M'Bride, M'Kintey,
M'Murtrie, O'Bryan, Painter, Porter, Power, Hi
der. Salter, Samuels, Sankey, Sheets, Smyth of •
Clinton, Smith of Monroe, Steuart, Struthers, Tag
gart, Yleet, Walten, Worman, Patterson, Spelllkork
NAYS—Messrs. Adam), Bailey, Bayard, Bid-
Op, Bower, Brady, Brewster of Huntingdon, Barn.
aide, Cochran, Connor, Cooper, Combings, Cun
ningham, Dickey, Dolts, Dunlap, Gilder, Mall,
Hallowell, Hazelhurst, Herr, Hilands,,Fl ill, r4off
man of Berke, Kennedy, Kunkle, fairkin,loy,
Metzger, Muse, M'Farland, Nicholson, Parke;
Paxson, Price, Riddle, Sanderson, Shuman, Stnith
of Berko, Smith of Lancaster, Ebbiel, Steam., Tice,
For qth "Journal." \,
FIRES FIRE' I
We regret to learn that on rho
night of the 2nd February, inst., rho dwelling of
Mr. 'ruse Mona/aim, a respectable citizen near
Three Springs, in this county, was literally consu
med by fire, with every article belonging to the
house, except two beds, a clock and p few other ar.'
tides, which the affrighted inmates snatched from
the flames. The building, it is supposed, wee set
on fire by an incendiary, as the fire originated in ai
part of the building remote from the flues,and about
midnight; the fire in the stove being well covered 0
on retiring to bed, which was about 9 o'clock. The
inmates (four in number) suffered extremely from
cold, and violent exertion, being roused to actioni
undressed arid not even shod. Mr. Moreland anti
consort, being aged and infirm could render but Ihtle
assistance; the other two inmates were boys, the
ono about 20, and the other about 10 years of age,
(three of the family being absent.) The alarm waes \ si
given by the eldestson who slept upstairs and made
a noiso in his sleep so as to awaken his mother bo ,
low. But for this they must in all probability hiive
perished. Nearly all the grain being thrashed out
and on the loft, being over 100 bushels, with all
the meat, and other provision was totally consumed:
The fire was first discovered on the gallery. Tat
eldest son and parents aro said to have made most
extraordinary exertions to extinguish the flumes;
but all in vain. J. B. M.
Camille. Feb. 4, 1845.
WONDERFUL.--In the House of Represenlv
lives of Pennsylvania, composed as it is of 100 i
persons, there is the extraordinary number of 22
bachelors, the greater portion of whom are grey. ,
headed. Poor things, we pity 'cm!
CO' On tho 23d ult., a meeting of the Locofoto
cy was hold in Tammany Hall. All the faction,;
including tho beauties of the Empire Club, were
present. Resolutions lauding Silas Wright wero
hissed down and scouted out of the meeting.-- .
"Texas, Texas, nothing but Texas, no comfit°. r
mine," was the word, to secure favor with Tyler,
Polk and Dallas. Then followed Pandenpniatt j
quarrels and even fights between tho factihns of
the Polk party. The moderato complain that the
Empire Club gentlemen murderers and robbers rillo
cO - • The Columbia (S. C.) Chronicle, referring
to the duel between Messrs. Clingman and Yancey,
says— , . Yancey is the same person who diet down
his uncle in the streets of Greenville, in this State;
a few years ago. Ho afterwards emigrated to Ala• ,
hams, and is now a member of Congress."
THE OREOON BILL, PASBEII.-The bill for the
occupation of Oregon, by the establishment of
Territorial Government, therein, passed the Bonsai
of Representatives in Congress, on the 3d inst., by
a vote of 140 yeas to 69 nays, and was sent to th)
Senate. Tho bill provides " that there shall beJ
neither Slavery nor involuntary servitude 111 the
said territory except for the punishment of crimes
and that twelve months' notice be given to Greets
Britain by the President of the United States.
c::r An Irishwoman once called upon an apothr
cary, with a sick infant, when he gave her some'
powder, of which be ordered her so much as would
lay on a sixpence, to bo given every morning. Th.
woman replied, "perhaps your honor would lens
me the sixpence the while, as I have not got one b;
me at all at all."