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tofore. We make this change for the benefit of
our readers. The present arrangement of the
smile will enable us, by this change, to give later
atm, as we almost invariably receive the impor
tant news in the early part of the week. The
Trough Creek packages will be mailed on Wed
nesday evening,*and will convey to our nnmerous
esteeribers in that region the very latest intelli
Cr We invite attention to the letter of our
ifir We neglected last week to thank Mews.
limns and WMURTR/E for their favors from Har
risburg. We shall be pleased to bear frequently
from them during the session.
Major RAYMOND has our thanks fora docu-
Emu from Harrisburg.
Clerk to the Commissioners,
J. SAITTII READ has resigned the pons of Clerk
le she County Commissioners and Hmtay DimEa
Ms been appointed in his place.
CoNoacesiottaL GLOBE.—We have received
from our esteemed representative in Congress,
Hon. S. Catvnr, part second, of the Congres
sional Globe, hound, commencing May 21, 1850,
and ending with the first session of the thirty-first
Congress. This work contains sketches of the
proceedings and debates in Congress, and will be
valuable for future reference. As the first session
of the thirty-first Congress was a most mentors
ale ono, we should like much to have the first part
of this work. For what we have received, Mr.
Calvin will please accept our warmest thanks.
We expect a perfect rush of new subscribers
Under the cheap Postage Law. It will be seen by
reference to anoth R n that it has passed the
Rouse by a large and will undoubtedly
pass the Senate. It wi • e seen, too, that it al
lows the free circulation of newspapers within the
»way in which they are printed, and within thirty
Giles of the place of publication. This is good
sews both for country printers and country read
ers, as both will be mutually advantaged.
sr Our Democratic friends of this county as
sembled in delegate convention in this borough,
en Wednesday evening of last week. We have
Blot seen the proceedings but learn that Major
Joey P. ANDERSON was elected a delegate to the
State Convention to nominate for Governor and
Canal Commissioner, and that Gen. A. P. Wit,
soy was elected the delegate to the Judicial Con
vention. We also learn that Judge Campbell of
Philadelphia, B. Champneys, Esq., of Lancaster,
sad John A. Purviance of Butler, were recom
waded for seats on the Supreme Bench.
The following is a list of the County Officers of
this County. We neglected to notice the newly
elected Officers at the time of their installment
taco office, and we will now gins all the Officers.
Slter(ff—Wx. B. ZEIGLER.
Prethemetary.—TnEo. H. CREMES.
Registsr ¢ Recorder.—M. F. CAurnEtt.
District Attorney.-4. SEWELL STEWART.
County Treasurer.—Joint A. DOTLE.
County Commissioners.—Wm. HUTCHINSON, L
2aIOIIITAL and BRIM LEAS.
/Homey to Commiuioners.--Jomo REED, Esq.
Cork to do. lIENRT MILLZR.
General Banking Law.
The passage of a General Banking Law seems
b be gaining favor in all sections of Pennsylvania,
sad we trust, with our friend of the Lebanon
Courier, that the people will not fail to give due
consideration to the suggestions of Gov. Johnston
OD this subject, contained in his annual Message,
" We have made up our mind that it is infinite
ly the better and fairer system of Banking, fur the
simple reason that it secures note-holders against
loss, and does away with all semblance of " spe
eds' privilege." It is democratic in all its fea
tures; and, if we mistake not, will soon become
in popular in Pennsylvania as it now is in New
York, where it has been tried. We want to see
the Whigs adopt this system and present the issue.
If the Locos choose to uphold the old Banking
system which they have so long been declaring to
oppress the people, by encouraging Banking mo
nopolies and associated wealth, why let them try
its popularity. Special laws should never he pas
sed where the adoption of general laws will ans
wer the same or a better purpose. Special grants
ars hostile to the genius of our institutions as it
gives I.rivreges to one class which it dailies to
another. In this land,..c•ording to the f lumen.
Li pi , elpie of our laws, we are al! woo., and no
legislation should he tolerated which is calculated
to destroy that ennalitv.
er Gov. Ju,..tuu has appointed Benjamin
garikhorn, Whiskey Inspector, to All the +wan
eirettill.". IS+ %AA 5! !St% Kahn'
Court of Quarter Session.
COMMONWEALTH VS. JOHN R. SNTD7LII.-In
dictment assault and battery; true bill. Plea, not
guilty; verdict, not guilty and the prosecutor to
pay the costs. District Attorney moves for a new
COWTH ♦e. AND.I9 Wtee.--Indictment as
sault ; true bill. Ptea, not guilty ; verdict, not
guilty, but that he pay the costs of prosecution.
Cozen vs. Wm.biottomr—lndictmentassault
and battery; true bill. Defendant pleads guilty
and submits. After hearing, sentence of the
Court that defendant pay a fine of $l, and costs.
COM'Til VS. JOHN F. iIOUSEHOLOBIL—Indiet
meet assault and battery; true bill. Plea, not
guilty; verdict gui:ty. Sentence that the defend
ant pay a fine of $5, and costs of prosecution.
COM'Tli vs. GEO. HOUSEHOLDER, SOLOMON
MOYER and Joint F. 110ESBROLDEB.—Indict
ment, riot; true bill. Plea, not guilty; verdict
guilty. Mr. Cornyn moves for a new trial. New
trial overruled and sentence of the Court that de
fendants Geo. Householder and Solomon Snyder
pay a fine of $5 each, and John F. Householder
$l, and jointly pay the costs of prosecution.
NOTE.—No notice is taken of any indictments
that are ignored by the Grand Jury or continued.
The Library Committee of the two Houses met
on the 17th instant, and after many ineffectual
ballots, succeeded in choosing JAMES C. MARTIN,
of Monongahela city, State Librarian.
The Democracy of York county, in coun
ty meeting, have expressed themselves in favor of
Buchanan for President, and Bigler for Governor.
Celt will be seen by reference to our Legis
lative proceedings, that Hon. JAMES POLLOCK
has hr'n tlC,'"'""at.a and ;:f,":.n!lnett.
Judge, in room of Judge ANTHONY, of Williams
port, deceased. lie will certainly make a most
Election of State Treasurer.
HARRISBURG, Jan. 20.—The members of the
Senate and House of Representatives met in Con
vention this day at noon, for the purpose of elect
ing a State Treasurer. The following is the re
sult of the first ballot : John M. Bickel, (dean.)
73. Fel. Middleswarth, 50, Mr. Bickel was de
clared duly elected.
A meeting is about to be held in Philadelphia,
of merchants and other business men, to take
measures of memorializing the State Legislattire
for a law establishing a system of Free Banking
in this State, similar to that of New York. Influ
ential men have taken the matter in hand, and
they will represent the matter in its strongest
The Iron Business.
Pennsylvania has Iron enough to supply a con
tinent of a hundred millions of inhabitants with
the endless variety of househoV, and agricultural
implements and to construct their machinery for
manatee' s and transportation.
Bh gh to warm them in winter,
to all seasons, and to generate
th all put the machinery in mo
tion, acture the various fabrics which the
necessities or comforts of civilised life demand, or
which luxury and taste desire,—and last, but not
least, to send their locomotives over their railroads,
and their steamships to any port of the world.—
"Iron enough to supply a continent of a bun.
dyed million inhabitants:"
And yet a vast number of the iron manufac
tures of Pennsylvania have been compelled by
the immense importations of foreign Iron, the re
suit of the low duties of the "democratic" Tariff
of '46, to extinguish the fires of forges, dismiss
their workmen, and seek other employment.
"She has coal enough to warm them in win
ter!" And yet such is the insignificant duty up
on the article, that millions of bushels are annu
ally imported which has nearly destroyed the bu
siness in our own country, and thousands of our
miners are in consequence thrown out of employ.
Again, "Iron for railroads !" .
And yet they manufacture rails for the tracks
of our roads—for instance, for that from Pitts
burgh to Cleareland are purchased in Europe, and
thrown of in the streets of Pittsburgh in the very
sight of inexhaustable mines of iron ore and iron
forges, and while thousods of our own workmen,
with strong arms and willing hearts, stand idle
with their hands in their pockets and tier chil
dren crying for bread.— Wash. Commonwealth.
A Tariff Movement.
It is now understood that a powerful effort will
be made about the first of February, to carry
through the tariff bill. Gen Bayly, of the House,
has consented to make a majority report against
a general bill, and this will afford the minority an
opportunity to make a counter report to the extent
the friends of home protection desire. Several
conferences have been held by the Whig delega
dons in the House—among the Pennsylvania del
egation especially—and they have resolved that
the sessions shall not pass away, without some ef
fort of the kind being attempted. We sincerely
trust that they may be successful in their efforts.
A Beautiful Coalition.
The Locofocos take great delight in accusing
the Whigs of entering into coalitions with other,
parties to attain certain ends, and denounce it with
the choicest epithets, yet they never let an occa
sion slip of forming such coalitions themselves,
when they can gain by it. Their coalition I'l l
Ohio, by which a Free Soil Loeofoco Senator was
secured, and their later coalition in that and oth
er States are not forgotten, but the ono to cap the
climax, is now about being consummated in Mas
sachusetts. By a union between the Locos and
Free Scalers, in that State, they were enabled to
'eau a a tn ijority of the Legi , lature, and they arc
now apportioning out the spoils. The Locos are
to have the Governor, and the U. S. Senator for
the short term, and the Free Boilers the U. S.
Senator for the long term, while the minor offices
aie equally divided. We hope to bear, after this,
nothing mon fano Looofoneisin, eemplaifft of,
Good News from Washington.
CHEAP POSTAGE BILL PASSED THE TIME.
The Cheap Postage Bill was taken up in the
House, on the 17th instant, and paned by a vote
of, yeas 130—nays 75. It will be seen that news
papers are allowed to circulate free of postage, in
the county where printed, and within thirty miles
of their place of publication.
Its provisions are as follows :
" That upon each letter not weighing over half
an ounce, three cents, and three cents additional
for each additional half ounce, or fraction of half
an ounce: provided that no post office now in ex
istence shall be discontinued, nor shall the mail
service on any mail route be discontinued or di
minished, in consequence of any diminution of the
revenues that may result from the passage of this
act; and provided it shall be the duty of the Post
Muster General to eetablish new post offices, and
place mail service on new mail rotates established,
or that may be established, in the same manner as
though this act had not been passed, and provided
also, that the compensation of the postmaster shall
not be diminished in consequence of the passage
of this act.
That on each newspaper, pamphlet, periodical,
magazine, book, and every other description of
printed matter which shall be unconnected with
any manuscript or written matter, and which it
may be lawful to transmit through the mails, of
no greater weight than two ounces, there shall be
paid one cent t, and for each additional ounce or
traction of an ounce, one cent. Bound books, not
weighing over thirty ounces, shall be deemed
mailable matter under the provisions of this sec
tion provided that newspapers delivered in the
State where printed shall be chargeable with only
one half the foregoing rates provided that no
postage shall be charged on any newspaper mailed
and delivered in the county where printed, or
within thirty miles of the place where printed:
provided the free circulation is confined to actual
subscribers, and that fifty per centnm shall be de
ducted from the postage on magazines when the
same shall be pre-paid.
"That it shall be felony, and punishable with
tine and imprisonment, for any person to forge,
counterfeit, or alter letter-stains, for the purpose
of defrauding the Department.
.‘ That listeof letters remaining uncalled for in
any post office, for the space of two weeks in any
o. ...age, wa ere it newspaper suan lie
printed, shall hereafter be published once only in
a newspaper, which being issued as frequently as
any other, shall have the largest circulation with
in the range of delivery of said office, to be decid
ed by the Postmaster General, under such regale
dons as shall be prescribed by him, at a charge
nut exceeding two and a halt cents upon each let
ter culled tbr. And the postmaster at such office
is hereby direeted to post iu a conspicuous place
in his office a copy of such list on the day or the
day utter the publication thereof. Provided, how
ever, if the publisher of any paper herein specifi
ed shall refuse to publish the list of letters as pro
vided in this section, the postmaster shall designate
some other paper iu which such list shall be pub
lished; and such publisher, so refusing, shall be
deprived of all the benefits of this act, and the free
exchange now provided by law.
" That it shall be in the power of the Postmas
ter General at all post offices where postmasters
are appointed by the President of the United
states, to establish post routes within the cities or
towns ; to provide for conveying letters to the post
offices, by establishing suitable and convenient
places of deposite, and by employing carriers to
receive and depusite them in the post office; and
at all such offices it shall also be his duty to cause
letters to be delivered by suitable carriers to be
appointed by hint for that purpose, fur which not
exceeding one or two cents shall be charged, to be
paid by the person receiving or seeding Ale letter
and all sums so received shall be paid into the Post
Office Department ; provided that the amount of
compensation allowed by the Postmaster General
to carriers shall in no case exceed the amount paid
into the Treasury by each town or city under the
provisions of this act.
" That there is hereby appropriated, out of any
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated,
the sum of one million five hundred thousand dol
lars, to supply any deficiency that may arise in the
Post Office fiepartment."
A Good Time Coming.
We must congratulate the tax-payers of Penn
sylvania upon the fair prospect of a riddance of
tax which is breaking in upon them, under the
successful administration of Wm. F. Johnston.—
The downward tide of the prosperity of our com
monwealth which existed under several of the ad
ministrations preceding his, and whish was hurry
ing us along into inextricable State bankruptcy,
has been arrested, by his administrative wisdom,
tact and energy; and we now have the encourag
ing facts before us that the debt is in a fair way of
liquidation. In the two last fiscal years, although
extraordinary appropriations of near half a million
of dollars have been made to finish the North
Branch Canal and to avoid the Inclined Plane, over
a half million of our debt has actually been paid
off; and the revenue system has been soperfected
that the Governor thinks "at a very early date an
(mould appropriation of nearly one million ofdollars
may be made towards the reduction of the public
debt." The fact that the debt will he faster liqui
dated as it grows less, will enable ns, in a few years
unless the people acting under some strange fatuity
shall change the policy of administration by elec
ting k spoilsman as of other days, to sea our good
old Commonwealth holding up her bead again un
fettered by debt, while our people will groan no
longer under onerous taxes. People of Pennsyl
vania, you were told that Wm. F. Johnston would
redeem the State front its sinking condition and
adopt a policy that would eventually rid you of
your taxes—is not the pledge being fulfilled? If
Goy. Johnston should again come before the peo
ple as a candidate fur the office he now so honor
ably and successfully fills, where is the true Penn
sylvanian who will vote against him 7 Let us, fel
low-citizens, determine that our State shall again
be free of incumbrances, and let us retain the man
in the Executive Chair who can accomplish that
THE Cutotatta.—What a strange career this
mysterious visitant has run the two years past on
this continent and the islands adjacent. First it
ravaged the U. States and Canada—passing away
almost as rapidly as it came. All last summer
nothing was heard of it, save in the interior of
Mexico. Now it descends upon the West Indies,
and goes round to California, with death and des
olation in its track. Its victims every were have
been many, but in proportion to population, up
where so numerous, we think, as in the Island of
Massachusetts U. S. Senator.
No election has yet been made. The Inn bal
lot on Friday stood : Sumo, Free Soil and Loco,
185, Winthrop, Whig, 172, scattenng 30. Ne
eessary to a choice 194. After this, on motion of
Mr. Cushing, who has voted for Winthrop, the
f*ussilti rover:l4 oe. vre.k.
Correspondence of the Huntingdon Journal.
Letter from Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG, Jan. 21, 1851
Data COL.:—Faithful to my promise, I drop
you a line, to keep your readers up with the news
at the Seat of Government. As a matter of course,
the law making machinery has not yet got into
good working order, but you may expect that it
will perform wonders in a few days.
The commencement of all sessions are dull;
the present perhaps not quite so much so by rea
son of the election of a U. S. Senator.
Early in the weak, the severai factions, and frac
tions, of the Locofocos, manifested their pugna
cious qualities ; all acting on the maxim of " fifty
four forty or fight;" and many thought that 'llight"
would be the finale. I dare not believe that their
" little hands were ever made, to tear each others'
eyes," and the result has proved the truth of my
prognostications. One thing is evident. Billy
Patterson has been struck, but, it is not yet settled
who hit him. Judges Black and Woodward were
quietly shelled, when they least anticipated it;
and Sturgeon and the other fists found themselves
out of the frying pan into the fire.—Simon said,
"point up," for a few days,—then " wiggle, wag
gle," and filially "pointed down,"—though the
knowing ones say that the Winnebagoes have not
lost anything by the election of their old friend,
Brodhead; in truth, I have heard that the Came
ronians say "if they have not the old dog, they
have one of his pups." Time will tell.
Harrisburg has been enlivened by the presence
of those pet patriots—the "Noru;alls,"—from the
State Improvements; and a more hungry looking
drove of ruts never beset the public crib. It is
not yet clear how the Canal Board are going to
work together. 'They are now in session, being
the first that has been known of them for many
months. Some pretend that Gamble and Morri
son intend to tree Painter. I will not vouch for its
truth. My own opinion is that Morrison trim
his sails so as to catch a little wind from both
quarters ; just now he dare not go with Gamble.
His phrenological developments indicate that he
belongs to that party known in Missouri by the
name of "so /s."
There will be a strong effort made this scesion,
to secure to our State the benefits of a Free Bank.
ing Law, upon the State Stock principle, as sug
gested by Gov. Johnston in his Message. The
country press will further the interests of the peo
ple, if they keep their readers well posted up on
this subject. It is the thing to make our paper
money safe. A Bank, the capital of which is State
Stocks, deposited in the Auditor General's Office,
can never break. Ott a deposite of $lOO,OOO, to
issue only $BO,OOO of notes, all to be countersign
ed by the Auditor General, to prevent over issues.
Note holders will then always be secure.
One of the recommendations in the Governor's
Message ought to be adopted, and I trust our
friends in the country will take steps to carry it
out. I refer to the change in the election law, so
that all the State, Township and County officers,
shall be elected on one day. What do you say?' ,
Speak t and get your readers to speak also.
The Whig Speaker of the Senate seems to feel
the truth of the proverb,—" the littoral soul shall
be made fat,"—as you will see by the Standing
Committees that, out of twenty, he has made eight
with a locofoco majority. Cessna, the Speaker of
the House, prefers to be very lean, to getting fat
in that way,—for out of twenty-four Committees,
he makes only four or five Whig. A pretty fair
illustration of Whig and Locofoco proscription.
That very companionable and clever, but some
may say politically unfortunate, friend of ours,
Thos. C. McDowell, State Librarian, has been
ousted of his place, and a man by the name of
Martin, front Washington county, elected. It is
very difficult to divine the cause of this change.—
Some charge it upon the friends of Judge Black,
who took this method to pay Mc. cif for his appo
sition to the Judge as U. S. Senator. I cannot
say how that is, but I do say, that a more accom
modating and gentlemanly Librarian, they could
not get; and why the change? Why McDowell
should be victimised, I leave to his great party.
The Agricultural Convention meets hey,
and I ant glad to see that the appearance cute
a fair representation from the State.
The House, to-day, has been agitated by the
presence of Joe Barker, the ex-Mayor of Pitts
burg. All eyes are on him, and all say—" not so
crazy, either /" He has adopted a course to make
himself notorious, if not eminent—and like many
seekers after fame, he does not know the differ
ence between notoriety and eminence, and he toils
up the steep, with perserereuee and energy, and
fancies he sees, where
"Fame's bright temple shines Min,"
Your old friend Philo!' says he is fearful that
he will not be able to be a regular correspondent
for you this winter, but he bids me say, that either
Unmet/ or myself, will try to keep your readers up
with the important business of the session as it
progresses, and I trust that between us, you will
not often be neglected when anything of interest
transpires. Yours, SAIIKE.
FATAL RENCONTIIII,—WM. 11UOIIES, the indi
vidual who, as agent of ROBERT COLLINS, attemp
ted to arrest the fugitive slave CRAFTS, in Boston
seas killed at Macon, Ga., on Sunday night, in a
reucontro with a Mr. RNIWIT, brother of Hennes'
companion in the Boston expedition.
A party of sailors ruturned to Buffalo from
Warren Pa., and lieinity, a few days since, with
eighteen fat deer. They represent the snow as very
deep. Its some parts three or four feet on a level.
TREE TO TIIE LETTER.-Who can fail, remarks
the Akrandria Gazette, to notice the calm, consis
tent and faithful course of the President and his
Cabinet, in their administration of the aftitirs of
the government? So clear in their_ great office,
are they, that we really see or hear very little, if
any objection, even from the political opponents of
the President, to his public conduct. We seem
hardly ever to have had a better President, or an
Abler Cabinet. It is a Whig administration,
whoso ends and aims are for the good of the coun
try. and not the more benefit of party.
A BLACK BLIA, BKARD.-TIICTC IS 6 TCLTO liv
ing near Palestine, Illinois who is the father of fif
ty-six children, has buried seven wives, and now
at the age of more than ninety year*, is courting
the eighth wife.
_ . I] .. I!RMDUR6, Jan. 13.
SENATE.—In the list of bills presented is one in
troduced by Mr. Forsyth, to abolish the Board of
Revenue Commissh nem A resolution was intro
duced by Mr. Lawrenee instructing the Commit
tee on Finance to inquire into the expediency of
changing the time of the valuation of real and per
sonnl property, in the different cOunties (Abe Com
monwealth, preparatory to the assesstnent of coun
ty and State taxes, from fall, to the month of May
of each year, and also to change the mode of col
lecting taxes, by placing it in the hands of the
County Treasurer, with restrictions for securities.
The resolution was agreed to. Adjourned.
Rouse.—Nothing of importance transpired.
Hanntsnnno, Jan. 14.
SENATE.—The Senate was called to order by
the Speaker, who presented a memorial from the
Commissioners of Philadelphia county, relative to
property exempt from taxation.
A number of petitions for incorporating and re
newing charters of Banks were presented.
A committee from the House \vas announced,
who invited the Senators to accompany them to
the hall of the House of Representatives for the
purpose of being present at the opening of the
returns of the late election for State officers, and
on the proposed amendment of the State Consti
Tho Senators were then conducted to the Hall
of the House.
llotBE.—The Speaker haring called the House
to order, a number of bills were read.
The Senators having been introduced, the re
turns of the election were opened and read.
The returns of the election fir the Amendment
to the Constitution were opened, and showed the
For the Amendment, 144,594
Against the Amendment, 71,995
At 12 o'clock the two Houses met in the Con
vention to elect a United States' Senator. The
vote stood as follows:
Richard Brodhead, 76 Townsend Haines, 1
Alex. E. Brown, 11 Dr. Wm. Darlington, 1
A. W. Loomis, 12 Thomas White, 1
George Chambers, 3 John I;;Ckey, 2
John F.ergcron, 4 A. Stewart,
PPnu,4, 2 ])avid Willmot, I
Sam'l A. Purviance, 4 C. W. Pitman, 1
T. M. McKennau, 4 John Allison,
Samuel Calvin, 4 Dan. M. Sznysery 1
Necessary to a choice, 0,
Mr. Brodhead was (lectured ditty erected. The
HARANDURG, Jan. 15.
SEI , IATIL—The Speaker laid before the Senate
the annual Reports of the Philadelphia, German
town and Norristowm Railroad Company, and the
Report of the Philadelphia Coal Company.
The senate then went into Executive Session,
and confirmed the nominations of James Pollock,
as President Judge of the VIII Judicial District.
The following nominations by the Governor were
Jared B. Evans to the Associate Judge of the
Court of Common Pleas of Jefferson county.
James B. Lawrence to be Judge of the Court of
Common Pleas of Clarion county.
Among the numerons petitions presented this
morning were the following
For the establishment of a Free Banking Law;
fur the incorporation of the Mechanics' Bunk at
Allentown; for the incorporation of the Mauch
Chunk Bank, with a capital of $200,000.
Bills Intrtelueed—To extend the charter of the
Schuylkill Bank of Philadelphia; to incorporate
the Mechanics' Bank of Pittsburg.
Resolutions—Mr. IValker introducod a resolution
which was adopted, requesting the Secretary of the
Commonwealth to furnish the Senate with a state
ment of the number of Judicial Districts its the
State, the number of Judges, their pay, &e.
Mr. Konigmacher offered a resolution, which
was laid on the table, relative to an enlargement of
the Transcribing Rootus of the Seismic. Adjour• '
House.—The Speaker presented a remonstran
ces against the sale of certain property belonging
to the Trinity church of Philadelphia.
On Motion, Friday next was fixed as the day for
opening the returns of the election for Auditor and
BILLS INTRODUCED. -Relative to Spark Catch
ers on Locomotives; to divorce Michael Larkin
and Ms wife; to more effectuilly prevent the sale
of Spiritons Liquors, and a number of others. •
A Supplement to the act incorporating the Phil
adelphia and Reading Railroad Company, came up
and was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
RasoLuTioNs—Mr. Dobbins oftbred a resolu
tions instructing the Senators and requesting the
RepresentatiVes in Congress to use their influence
to secure a modification of the existing Tarifflaws.
Mr. Penniman moved that the committee of
Ways and Means inquire into the expediency of
funding Relief Notes issued by certain Banks un
der the act of 10th of May, 1841. Adjourned.
liAttrusuuno, Jan. 16
SENATE -Petitions-Among the numerous peti
tions presented this morning were the following:
That the manufitctures of copper and tin wares
may he permitted to send their wares without li
cense thoroughova the Commonwealth. Several
for a system of Free Banking. For the repeal of
the 48th and 49th sections of the act of April, 1850
— WA; .......... —To authorise the Banks of the
State to issue two and three dollar notes.
To authorize the Adjutant General to issue arms
to Cadets in Military Schools in this State.
Resolutions.— Air. Crabh presented a series of
resolutions which were read and adopted, us fol
Resolved, That as a number of soldiers recrui
ted into the service of the United States, were
scarcely a month on duty, and yet received 160
acres of laud, it is the opinion of the General As
nenably that those soldiers who served in the war of '
1812 as well as in the Indian wars, should receive
the same bounty.
Resolved, That the Governor be requested to
forward a copy of these resolutions to each of our
Senators and Representatives in Congress.
Mr. Packer offered the following resolution which
was adopted :
Resol;ed, That a committee of three be appoin
ted on the subject of Public Printing.
Comma/ration—The Secretary oldie Common
in compliance with a resolution, furnished
the info rmation as to the number of Judicial Dis
tricts &c. iu the State.
Nomination for Slate Treasurer.—Monday next
is fixed fur the election of State Treasurer, John
M. Bickel and Nor Middleswarth were nominated.
House.—Petitions.—One for Incorporation of
the Marine and Inland Insurance Company. Sev
eral for the consolidation of Philadelphia city and
districts. Remonstrance against the repeal of the
Slave Law of 184'1.
Bills bairoduced.LTo extend the charter of the
Schuylkill Bunk, of Philadelphia, and reduce the
capital of the same. Sappliment to the act rela
tive to the registry of Tuxes in Philadelphia City
and County. Bills to confirm titles of certain real
HARRISBURG, Jan. 17.
SZNATR.—Petitiona.-11 he usual variety of peti
titions were presented. Among them the follow
iliVor the repeal of the laws exempting certain
property. For a law to prevent cattle from run
ning at large on the new public highways. Seve
ral for the incorporation of new banks. Several
tier the passage of a law establishing a free bank
ing system, and for the issue of small notes.
After transacting some business of no general
interest, a Committee from the House announced
tv the Beeete that the members of she Hones were
awaiting the presence of the members of the Fen •
ate, in order to proceed to the returns of the clec
tion hold in October last for Auditor and Survey.
The Senate thou proceed to the hall of the
After counting tic votes, the Senators returned
to their chamber and adjourned.
house.—A number of petitions were received.
On motion the House appointed a committee to
invite the members of the Senate to he present at
the opening of the returns for Surveyor and Audi
The Committee having discharged their duty.
the members of the Senate appeared in the Hall of
The counting of the returns was then proceed
ed with. The vote is as follows :
For Auditor Gerund,
11. W. Snyder,
B. S. Neil,
For Survegor Geusral,
J. Porter Brewley, 140,703
Joseph Henderson, 131,486 ,
Kimher Cleaver, 1,217
Ephraim Banks was then duly declared elected
Auditor General, and J. Porter Brawley Surrey
or General. Adjourned.
Hanntsnyno, Jan. 18.
SEFATF..—III the Senate resolutions introduced
from the Commissioners of Kensington, remon
strating against the consolidation of the city and
districts, were read and referred.
PetitiOns were presented for the incorporation of
the I3ank of Easton, the repeal of the militia laws,
the establishment of a free banking system, and
the issue of small notes.
A 1,:11 authorising the Second Associate Presby
terian Congregation of Philadelphia, to sell certain
real estate, was passed and ono for the issue of
arms to military schools.
Among the . bills introduced, was one by, Mr.
M'MURTRIE, authorising. the Canal Commis
sioners to investigate the claim of Bernard Kelly.
of Blair county, and assess damages sustained by
Ifonas.—Bills Introdured.—A bill to reinstate
the capital stuck of the MechanicV Bank uf Phila
delphia, and a bill to remedy certain defects in the
character of the Waynesburg Bank.
Supplement to the net abolishing imprisonment
for debt, and to punish fraudulent debtors, execu
For the repeal of the Militia Laws of the Com
monwealth. For the establishment of a free bank
ing system and the issue of small notes. For the
incorporation of Meadow Land Company in King
scssing and Tinicum.
Supplement to the bill encouraging manufactur
ing operations of this State.
Mr. Bromall moved the appointment of a corn
mine of five to inquire into the propriety of enlar
ging the powers of the Courts of this-Common
wealth, in regard to authorizing sales of real ea
totes of minors.
A resolution was pissed, giving the use of the
Hall to the Agricultural Convention, on Tuesday
and Wednesday afternoon and evening. Adjour•
HARRISTICRO, Jan. 20.
SENATE.--Among the numerous petitions pre
sented this morning, were the following:
For the passage of a law consolidating Philadel
phia City and Districts. Remonstrance against
• the repeal of kidnapping raw. Memorial from the
Ilistorial Society of this State relative to resuming
the publication of the Colonial records. In favor
of the incorporation of several bunks. To prevent
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company cutting their
road through any house of public worship or bury
ing ground. In favor of a free Banking law based
on State stocks.
Bills Introduced.—An act supplimentary to an
act authorising the publication and distribution of
the pamphlet laws of the State.
A number of resolutions were offered and refer
A resolution requiring the State Treasurer to
inform the Senate what amount of State Tax the
Bank of Pennsylvania and other Banks would have
been required to pay on their dividends for the past
year, if sultjeet to the act of March, 1849, was pas
Also, regniring what amount of fees were retur
ned by the County Officers to the several counties
of the State.
HOUSE.-A number of petitions and remonstran
ces against the repeal of the Slave Law of 1849,
and in favor of Consolidation of the City and Coun
ty of Philadelphia, were presented.
A number of bills and supplements were read,
and without transacting any business of important•
the House adjourned.
DON'T LIRE tT !—We see by the late foreign
news that the Free Trade Journals in England do
not like that portion of President Fillmores mes
sage which favors protection to American Indus
try. No doubt of it. The passages of the reve
nue law recognizing the protection principle would
ho "very disagreeable" to the English people.—
The Locos will of course oblige their British friends
by sticking to the present British Tariff.
A BRAVE Gutt..—A robber broke into the house
of James Fox, E. Norwalk, Ohio, on Thursday
night, 28th ult. and with a large knife attempted
to murder the family, evidently for the purpose of
plunder. lie wounded the old man, and his
daughter, a young lady, but she courageously set
upon the villian with a chair, and beat him so that
he had to retreat. The brave girl had one of her
arms cut through.
The Wyoming Massacre..
The last survivor at Wyoming, Mrs. MAHTN.I.
Mynas, died at Kingston, Lucerne county, ou the
4th instant, aged 89 years. Her father, Thomas.
Bennet, was ono of the forty white men who built.
the stockade called Forty-fort, a name blended
with one of the darkest tragedies that marks the
page of American history. She was about sixteen
years old when she ea .v that fated band, the lass
hope of the Valley, march forth from this feeble
shelter to meet the savages who were laying waste
their fields and giving their dwellings to the flamer.
They went forth, most of them, "to return no more
forever," for of near four hundred, not more than
seventy escaped. Butler, who commanded tins
British and Indians, with cold blooded audacity,
declared in his official report after the battle, to the
English Government, that the Indians brought in
after the action, as the trophies of the victory,
"two hundred and twenty-seven scalps of the Rebels."
64- JOHN TYLER, Jr., says that the PAINZ GA/
discovery is a humbug. The question is settled,
for he knows both what "gas," and "humbug" are.
A VENERABLE PREACHER.—At a recent ordi
nation of it pastor at Hempstead, Long Island, the
Rev. Z. GREENE, aged 92, sat in the pulpit and
closes the services with an address. He was la
Washington's army ; has been a minister of the
Gospel sixty years, resides at Hempstead, and
the oldest Avsbytataa clorgynien