Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 15, 1854, Image 1
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One .quare of 16 line, or le►s For l'insertion $0,50, For t month, 451,21 2 <, 0,75, " 3 " 2.75 " 3 - " 1,00, <• 6 " ..5,00 PROM:MORAL CARD, ' not exceeding 10 lines, And not changed during the year 04,00 CARD and.JounwAr, in advance 5 ,00 13natxXss CARD, of the same length, not. ehang,ed• • • • 05,00 CARD and 3ounNAL, in advance 4,00 twir Short transient advertisements will be orl tuitted into our editorial columns at treble the usual rates. ..Fin longer advertisements, whether yearly or -transient, n reasonable deduction will Le made fur prompt payment. NOTICE, To the Cred Lion of the Iluntingdon, Cambria, and Indiana Turn pike Road Company, T _ AT the Court of Huntingdon County, on the 21st day of January, 1854, directed to be paid to said. Creditors, TWO AND THREE FOIIIITH one CENT. on the amount of their claims on which former dividends have been declared, which I will pay. on the presentation of their certificates of deposit, by themselves or their agents. JOHN S. ISETT, Sequestrator. Spruce Creek, Feb. 1, 1854.-st. A GOOD LIMESTONE FARM AT Public Sal 3. YPRI subscriber will 'offer at Public Sale, on 1 TUESDAY, the 21st of February next, at 10 o'clock. A. M., a good Limestone Farm, sit uate in Walker township, two tidies from Mc. Connellstown, in the heart of Woodcock Valley, liuntingdon county, containing 122 Acres. more or less, 110 Acres of which arc cleared and under cultivation, the balance timber land. TheeimproVements are a Two Story Log Mace with Kitchen attached, n Frame Beak Burn rind other outbuildings, a never failing spring agate] water at the•door, and an orchard of good fruit trees. _ _ . ALSO.-100 Acres or Timber land with nibal allowance. in Penn township, one mile from the atom described form. The whole will be sold together. Any person wishing to vier• the property will please call on the subscriber liying on the prem• lees. Terms of sale made known on day of sale, •bv JOHN MOORE. Jannory 11, 1354.—Gw. Administrator's Notice. N OTICE is hereby given flint letters of Ad ministration, on the estate of ALax.vsnatt ✓irEsTunoonwlate of Porter township, Hunting don county, deed., have been granted to the sub scribers. All parsons having claims or demands against the estate of said deed., are requested to make known the same, and persons indebted thereto to pay the some without delay. CHRISTY, THCMAS lIALOY, 5 January 11, 1854.-6 w. DEDICATION. 111 lIE 066, erected by the Presbyterians. at Petersburg, will be dedicated to the service of Almighty God on MONDAY the 20th of Februa ry, proximo. Services, preparatory to the dedi cation, will commence en the Saturday previous. A number of Clergymen from a distance are ex pected on the occasion. Petersburg, Jan. 11,1854. BAILEY'S MILLS FOR SALE. MY virtue of the last Will and testament of John Bailey, late of Ferguson township, in Centre county, deceased, there will be sold at Public Vendue or outcry, on the premises, on TITURSDAT, THE 230 DAY or FEEIMAIIT NEXT, the following described Real Estate in said town ship, it being the property of the said John Bai ley, deed., to wit: A certain messuage or tract of lime stone land in said township, adjoining lands of the heirs of William Bailey, dec'd., Ro bert Glenn, Pennsylvania Furnace Farm and others, known as the Baileyvillo Mills property, and containing Twenty-five Acres, he the same more or less, baring thereon an apple or chard, a Grist Mill and Saw Mill, a large Two Story Frame Dwelling a o lo , louse, well finished, one Bank Barn one gond, new, and well finished Store House, one black-smith shop, one carpen ter shop, one tenant house, one wash house, a stone spring house, and other buildings. And; also, one other tract or parcel of land in said township, adjoining lands of Shorb,Stewart, & Co., John Glenn, and others, count fin ing Six ty Acres, be else same more or less. Tills tract is well V.raLerea, Emhart of it is good wheat land. Tee oboes described Mill Property is only ibewt one fourth of a mile from the Spruce Creek and Waterstreet Turnpike road, about the same .distance from Penna. Furnace, and eleven miles from the l'enna. Rail Road. The well known character of these Mills, for snore than belt a centnty, is a better recommenda lin than we are able to give, but we can freely commend shone to the notice of enterprising pet itions wishing to make n good investment. The terms of sale cannot be fully made known lit this time, as the testator has provided by will, that a large pert (we believe more than one half) of the purchase money is to remain in the hands ,of the purchaser, for the benefit of miner children. But the terms, which will bo easy, will be folly made known by the subscribers, on the day of sale. JOHN BAILEY, Jr., JONATHAN IIeWILT,IAMS, Executors. Jan. 4,1854.-7 t. NOTICE. undersigned wont,' herewith friendly and 11 most earnestly invite ad persons who are in- Vebted to him for medical attendance, to come for ward and settle their accounts, and he would fur ther give notice to those, whose accounts may still remain unsettled after the first day of March next, that exhausted patience and already too long extended indulgence must then compel hint to have the same collected in a legal way. J. B. LUDEN, M. D. - Dec.Eclat. e 14,'53. BOOKS 1 BOOKS 1 I 10,000 Volumes of New • Books, embracing , every variety usually kept in a Phil, eq:Rif .dolphin Book Store—the snbAcriber has added to his Now (711.1. BoOK STO111:, opposite Whit . taker's Hotel, Railroad street, Huntingdon, Pe. Particular nunntiun is invited to his extensive and splendid stock of plain and fancy Stationary, Blank Books, Memorandums, Diaries, fur 1854, Ito has purchased Soltocit, Boosts on such terms to minblehhn to sell them cheaper, Whole sale and Retail, than any store In the county. Harper's Magatino;Gotley's Lady's Book, and clump publications kept constantly on hand. The public will please call and. examine for themselves. WM: COLON. I).t. ~ likiralll ,4 , , ( ~ i tti 1 I ... , 11; 1 t - t/ 1 9 1;1 1 ,1,-..:,t , - ~, . A fi ri I, A . . . .‘ I SEE NO STAR ADOVE TILE HORIZON, PROMISING LIGHT TO GUIDE 118 j BUT TUE INTELLIGENT, PATIDOTIOi UNITED WHIG PARTY OF TIM tJNITEI) STATES."-q WEBSTER Important Bill.for the Sale of the Public Works. Hon. Henry S. Roans, Whig Senator from Chester county, as Chairman of the Select Committee, to whom was referred that portion of the Goternor's Message relating to the sale of the Public Works, mule an ebb; report on the subject, to the Legislature, on the oth inst. The following features of the bill we take from the Philadelphia San : The committee state that they, have had the subject of selling the Public Works under con sideratiam and given it that careful attention which its magnitude demanded. They concur in many of the views entertained by the Goy ernor in his message, as to the value of the Public Works, as a means of developing the resources and promoting the commerce of the State, as well as liquidating taxation and pay ing the State Debt. The Committee fully agree in his remarks concerning the cost and man agement of the Public Works, and the necessi ty of reform, de., in regard to them. They recommend a sale of all the Canals and Rail roads owned by the Commonwealth, and have connected with this report a bill to attain that object. They have arrived at the.couelusipn that public opinion and sound morals point out the course which they herewith recommend.— The Public Debt is estimated by the Governor at $10,272,000—the annual interest upon that sum being $2,000,000. The question is how shall the debt and the interest be paid with the least burden to the tax-payers? It is a debt resting on the people, for which their houses, lands, and their good fuith are virtually mort gaged. This interest and debt provided for, all the obligations of the people would be met without a tax upon real estate, &c. Connected with the management and control of the Pub lic Works there was exercised a tremendous political influence over the public mind, which had a powerful effect at the ballot box, and a dangerous influence over the morals of the community. Complaints have been loud and deep in respect to the management of the Public Works, and honorable men, even, had been attacked, who were really not to blame, for (hulls laid to the charge of those in whose service they were eniployed. Attempts at re form, however loudly professed and honorably made, had never been attended with secrets. The efforts to eradicate the evils is the. system, had all signally foiled. Had the object of the system been to destroy, and not to build up the morals of the community, it could not have been more ingeniously devised, and it is a most extraordinary circumstance that it has not long ,since been abandoned. The Committee say that they are aware that a proposition for the sale of all the Public Works will encounter powerful opposition.— Where there are so ninny holding office, each expectant of it thinks his time will come next, and this was ono of the great evils of the sys tem—for it prevented hundreds of young men, of good education and fitted for a higher sphere, aiming at it, and made them willing to serve on the Public Works in some subordinate ca pacity. The evil is contagious, spreading from man to man, and the former good habits of young men are in danger, and the effects of them have an important and deleterious exer cise on the elections. When the patronage of the Publit Works was in the hands of the Ex ecutive, it was complained that it was abused, and the same complaint is now made when it is vested in the hands of the Canal Board. To show what was the disposition of the people of Pennsylvania in 1844 on the subject of the sale of the Public Works, the Committee would state that 21,000 votes were given for the oak of them. Numerous memorials, they state, have been frequently presented to the Legisla ture, without any remonstrance being presented against the proposition. The main line only, by the bill of 1844, was offered for sale at $20,000,000, bet there were no bidders at that price. The present bill proposes to abandon all the Public Works, and offer them fur sale at a fair price. Had all the works been sold then, railroads and canals inclusive, the consequence would have been to sink the public debt to $19,000,- 000, and raise the low price of State stock at that time, perhaps, almost to par. If, in 1844, 1 the Public Works had been sold, the State would now have been almost out of debt.— Then, say the Committee, let us now profit by what might have been done. The effect of a sale in 1854 could not but prove highly advan 'tageous to the State, if $20,000,000 were reali sed from it. The receipts of last year into the. Treasury were greater than ordinary on ac'• count of Bank bonuses. The State debt might have been extinguished in a period of eleven years, had the Public Works been sold in 1844. The total cost of their construc tion was 532,242,267 , . Expenditures of conducting them 19,499,857 Interest paid on Internal lm provememt lines, Total expel. of Public Works, $89,555,768 Total rove.es derived from Public Works. $25,342,000 Receipts for the last ten years on the canal and railroads, including extension of North Branch Omni, 16,644.653 Expenses for the last ten years, 15,326,140 Showing an Average annual ex cess of revenue of 131,852 The Committee then proceed to say whether it is wise for the State to hold on to the Public Works, and persevere in a system which has broken so many pledges, and defeated the just expectations of the people, is for the consider ation of those who have borne the burdens of taxation, Like an unsuccessful gambler, the State 1.0 . 1,000 lured on in expectation of inn. king up for grievous looses. The cost of wood to the State its 1851, according to the report of the Superintendent of the Portage Railroad was $18,025. And in his report 1852, the cost is put down ut $30,000, and the estimate requirement; for 1833, is stated at $30,000; whereas, the real euot was $50,214. The Cup - mittee close their repott by stating in the law • gunge of the memorial of the Philadelphia 'leant of Trade, which is "that the deliberate HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1854. opinion of this Board is that the Legislature of Pennsylvania ,can do no single act more con ducive to the prosperity of tin') entire Common wealth, than that provided by the law for the early sales, at fair prices, of the Public Works. Whereas, Experience has proved that the management of Public Improvements of the State is liable to great evils, and are not at tended with that success which was anticipa ted; And, whereas, the liquidation of taxation is an object earnestly desired, and which may be promoted by a sale of the Canals and Rail roads of the State, at fair prices; therefore, Be it enacted, &e., That as soon after the passage of this act as may be, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Commonwealth to advertise for proposals for the purchase of the several divisions of the State Improvements; that is to say, the Delaware Division, the Main Line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, the Susquehanna and No•th Branch Division, and the West Branch Canal, which proposals, if any shall be received, shall be publicly opened by the Governor, at a day and hour to be fixed in the advertisement, and is the presence of the several heads of Depmttnents, who shall proceed to ballot the said divisions to the high est and best bidders, together with all property, real, personal, and mixed, thereunto belonging, ,subject to the terms and provisions of this act, provided that no bid shall be received which is for a less amount than the sums following, that is to say For the Delaware Division of the Penosvlvania Canal, 52,500,000 For the Slain Line from Philadel phia to Pittsburgh, For the Susquehanna, and North Branch Division, 5,000,000 For the West Branch, 000,000 Totul, And the Governor is hereby authorised and empowered to organize and incorporate the purchasers in behalf of whom the bids for eith er of the divisions may have been givetyunder the name, style and title [designated above] according to the division so allotted by the Governor to the purchasers, with all the pow ers and privileges, and subject to all the prowl sines and restrictions prescribed by an act re ;minting railroad companies, approved 19th February, 1819, not inconsistent with the pro visions of this act. Section 2. That the Governor shall require the payment of 20 per cent. of the purchase money in cash or State bonds, at par at the time of allotment, or within thirty days there after, and the balance of the purchase money for each division shall be divided into ten equal payments, for which the company purchasing a division shall issue its bonds for the amount of the purchase money remaining due on said di• vision, which, without any other reserve than this act, shall be a limi.on all the works and the improvementi transferred to any such, ca nal or railroad and Canal , Company, which shall bear an interest at six per cent. per an num, and be made payable in cash or in stocks of this Commonwealth one each year fur ten consecutive years. Section 3. That in case said divisions, or either of them, shall not be allotted or provided as aforesaid, the Governor is empowered, at such time and place as he may deem _proper, to open books, receive subscriptions, organize a company or companies, with appropriate names, styles, and titles, as above designated, each having the same powers and privileges, and subject to the same provisions and restric tions as are hereinafter provided. Section 4. That the capital stock of said companies, in case of such purchase by other than existing corporations, shall be as follows: The Delaware Navigation Co. shall consist of 30,000 shares at $3O each. The Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Railroad and Canal Co. 250,000 shares nt S5O each. The North Branch Canal Cu. 100,000 shares at S5O each. The West Branch Canal Co. 10,000 shares at $5O earls. Section 6 relates to provisions in case of sale, and also provides for transfer. Section 0 provides that in case the whole number of either company shall not be subscri bed within one month frosts the opening of the books, the Governor is authorized to subscribe the balance ; provided it does not exceed one fourth of the whole number, &lc. _ _ Section 7 provides for the levying and cot looting of tolls by the Companies so purchas Section 8. That either of the aforesiad com panies shall have power to borrow money for the purpose of improving or enlarging their works, in any sum not exceeding 50 per cent. of their capital stock, at the rate of interest of not more than 7 per cent per annum. to issue its bonds or obligations for the same in sums of not less than $lOOO cash, and to mortgage the 'real-estate, canal or railroads, and fru. chines of the company as security therefor. Section 9 authorizes ono Company to sub scribe for the stock of the other, &c. Section 10 and 11 relates to the mode of paying off the bonds, makes provision in ease of forfeiture, and refer to the carrying out time good faith of contracts, &e. Section 12 says that all moneys necrning to the Treasury from the sale of the Public Works shall be added to the sinking fund applied for the payment of the public debt. Sectiotion 13. That if any portion of the Public Works are not sold, the Governor shall advertise proposals for the leasing of the same in separate divisions, to individuals or corpora tions for u period not exceeding ten years and the proposals, as received, if any, shall be re ported to the next Logi:4ollre. n5,157,79G sie.. Vance, von I vas court tuba° Cuterine I vas gone on my field to hoe my potatoes corn. Veil den I sec my Cab:rine coming der road, so 1 dunks 1 give her a boo, so 1 climbs a ire, , , and shat as I vas going to boo, her, I falls olf on der hemlock fence, end stuck is pine knot hole in sire pantaloons, and Catmint, van lafT and make roe more shame den a sheep alit von lam lief on his hack—true as a pooh. PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. SENATR, Friday, Feb. 3, 1651. Mr. Devote presented n petition from citi zone of Somerset county, in favor of the erec tion of the new county of Conemaugh; and Mr. Gresswell and Mr. Fry each one of like import. Mr. Crabb, the proceedings of a meeting of ofllcer3 of the First Division of Volunteers of the city and county of Philadelphia, remonstra. Ling against the repeal of the militia law so far as relates to Philadelphia. Mr. Ilendricics, a memorial from citizens of Schuylkill county, in favor of the bill reported by the Committee on Education supplementa ry to the act establishing a system of educe tiers by common schools. Mr. Buchalew, several remonstrances against the new county of Lackawanna. Mr. Price, from the Judiciary Committee, re ported the bill supplementary to the act rela tive to the judicatory powers of courts. Also, the bill relative to letters of attorney. Mr. Goodwin, from Select Committee of Sen ators of the City and County, as committed, the bill td authorize the District of Spring Garden to subscribe to the stock of the Rempfield Railroad; also, reported from the Committee on Corporations the bill to incorporate the Scranton OM and Water Company. Mr. Darlington (Corporations) the bill to in corporate the Excelsior look and Ladder Co. of Frani:ford, with a negative recommenda tion. Mr. Piatt, [Judiciary] the bill to authorize the Reporter of the Supremo Court to publish tho Opinions of the Judges in a certain case, with a negative instruction. Mr. Hamilton, the bill to prevent obstruc tions in the Oswego Creek and its tributaries, in Potter county. 12,000,000 $20,000,000 Mr. Crabb read a bill in place, relative to Building Associationr; also, one to consolidate the Colombia Building Association with the Pennsylvania Building and Loan Association. Mr. Frick, ono relative to Mutual Savings, Loan and Building AS3OCiMiOnS of Montgom ery county. Mr. Darlington, one relative to Life Insu rance Companies. Mr. Evans, flow the Meet Committee on the subject, reported a bill fl)r the vaie of the Public Works, accompanied by a lengthy re port by the majority of the committee. Mr. Haldeman moved that 5000 copies of the Report and Bill be printed. Mr. Quiggle stated that there would be a minority Report, and that it mould be proper to have both reports printed together. Tt was understood that the minority would report tomorrow, and the motion to print was withdrawn fur the present. The price fixed in ite-whicit • Vie wor!cs shall be sold is -s2o,ooo,ooo—tho time whets to be offered left to the Governor, who is to give the proper public notice. Mr. Jamison, one of the members of the Committee, noised to place on the journals his reasons for voting with the majority. He con• curred in the general principle of the bill, but dissented with regard to dig price—he thought it too low. The supplement to the act incorporating the Pennsylvania Railroad Company was taken up and Passed its several readings. The bill au thorizes the Company to purchase certain pro. perty in Pittsburg fur a depot. Mr. Quiggle called up the bill to grata a new trial to David Jewell, of Pittsburg, con victed of murder. After a lengthy discussion, the bill was post poned, for the purpose of eliciting the facts in the case, as given in the'record. On motion of Mr. Slifer, the Prohibitory Li• quor bill of the Senate was referred to the Com. mitten on Vice and Immorality. On motion of It. Price, the bin relative to the estate of Hugh Scott was taken up and passed finally. Adjourned. NOUSE or orrilr.:;csrATivEs. The House tool: up and acted upon a num. ber of amendments made by the Senate to House bills. The amendments were 0 . . nu• important nature. Bills Bead in, Plaee.—A supplement to the charter of the Shamokin Steam Ferry and Towboat Company; a supplement to the char ter of the Susquehanna nod Coal Mountain Company; to increase the salaries of the Ass°. ciate*Judges of the Common Pleas of Phila. County . ; to incorporate the Allegheny Avenue, Wharf and Land Company in Philadelphia County; a supplement to the charter of the Dauphin and Susquehanna Railroad Company; to compel the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company to fence their road in Susquehanna county; to authorize the Gov ernor to appoint inspectors of Lutiiher in Clin ton, Dauphin, Lancaster, Cumberland and York counties; to authorize J. B. Torbet to build a bridge or bridges on the West Branch Division of the Pennsylvania Canal. The bill to incorporate the Columbia and Maryland Line Railroad Company passed sec ond reading, and t+•as ordered to be transcri bed for a third rending. The bill to increase the salary of Associate Judges in the Commonwealth was read a first and second time, and ordered to be transcri bed for a third reading. The supplement to the Ten-hour Law was taken up on second reading and debated. A new section, offered by Mr. Carlisle, that no female operative, of any age, shall employ herself, or engage to work in any of the afore ' said manufactories, more than ten hours in any one day, or sixty hours in any one week, was lost by a vote of 21 to 31. The remaining sections were read and agreed to, (the third by u rote of 41 to 8,) and the rule suspended. The bill being on its fi nal passage, Mr. Miller took the floor in oppo sition to the bill; but on the question being ta ken, the bill passed, as fellows: Tees.—Abrabam, Adams, Atherton, Bart , on, Beck; Beyer, Bingham, Boyd, Bubb, Cold. • well, Calvin, Carlisle, Daugherty, Davis. Pe Prance, Dunning, Eckert, Eldred, Ellis, Motel'. er, Fry, G allantine,.Gilm ore, Groom, ell. the, Hillier, Hills, Hipple, Johnson, Kilgore, Knight, Lowrey of Tinge, Magee, Manderfield, Melly, Montgomery, Moore, Palmer, Passmore, Putney, Roberts, Smith of forks, Wilson, Nays.—Baldwin. Chamberlin, Cummins, De• gan, Dotter, Clibboney, Gray, Herr, Hiestand, Horn, Hunseeker, Laury of Lehigh, M'Combs, M'Kee, Miller, Moser, Muse, Rowe, Sidle, Stew. art, Wieldein-22. The Rouse then adjourned. SENATE. Saturday, .Feb. 4. Quite a number of petitions. &e., were pre. meted, and among them several by Messrs. Goodwin and Foulkrod, from citizens of Phila• dolphin, for a change in the ten hour law. Mr. Crabb presented a number of petitions from citizens of West. Philadelphia, for a repeal of the law authorizing the laying of water pipes, _ Mr. Quiggle from the Judiciary Committee, reported back the bill locating the sessions of the Supreme Court in Banc permanently at Harrisburg. Mr. Goodwin, front the Committee on Co, porations. reported the bill to incorporate the Savings Fund Society of Germantown, and the bill to incorporate the People's Mutual Insur• acre Company of Philadelphia. Mr. Darlington reported a bill relative to Life Insurance Companies. Mr. Slifer reported a bill supplementary to the act incorporating the Erie Railroad Com pany. He also reported the bill to prohibit the tratlic in intoxicating liquor 3 in this Common. wealth, and with a negative recommendation. Mr. Foulkrod reported a supplementary to , the net incorporating the North Philadel phia Plank Road Company. Mr. Crsbb reported a bill to reduce the width of a part of Ninth street, in the City of Phila. delphia. Mr. Quiggle from the Select Committee, to whom that part of the Governor's Message, re• lative to a sale of the Public Works had been referred, submitted a minority reported, strong. ly opposing the policy of such sale. Mr. Hiester submitted a series or joint roes. lotions, instructing our Senators in Congress : and requesting our llapresentat ices, to oppose any reduction or repeal of the railroad iron imported into the United States. Mr. Crab') read la place a bill to regulate the fees of State's Commissioners. Mr. Foulkrod rend in place a bill lo hien, porate the Lutheran Congregation of Prank ford. The Senate then, after the introduction an cumber of other unimportant bills, proceeded tothe consideration of tite bill granting.a new trial to David Jewell, now under sentence orn • death in Pittsburg, for murder. The bill gave rise to au animated debate, and was finally postponed. The Senate then adjourned until 3 P. M., on Monday. horse OF RENZCSCNTATIVES. After disposing of some little business of minor importance, the House took up the sup- I plement to the act incorporating the Cleveland and Motioning Railroad Company, which pass ed second reading, and was then postponed. The bill supplementary to the net incorpora ting the Phoenix Iron and Coal Company, was taken up, considered and passed. Mr. Hart read in place a bill to regulate the salaries of Stnte Agents on the Columbia and Philadelphia Railroad. The House then resumed, on its final pass age limo consideration of the bill to incorporate the Columbia and Maryland Line Railroad Company. A lengthy debate ensued, Messrs. Wright, Moaoghan, and others, opposing the bill, on the ground that it was calculated, if not designed, to interfere with the carrying trade of our public works, and it was then postpon ed for the present. The House then adjourn. ed until Monday at 2 P. M. SnxATE. ,Monday, Feb. 6. The Speaker presented the annual state. meat of the Superintendent of the State Luna tic Asylum, with an account of the expendi ture, &c., On motion of Mr. McClintock, a Select Com. mitten of three was appointed to investigate the accounts of the State Lunatic Hospital. Mr. Crabb reported a bill to vacate a portion of Thirty-eighth street Philadelphia. The bill authorizing a new trial in the case of David Jewell, convicted at Pittsburg of mar der in the first degree, was taken up and debu ted by Messrs. Darsie, Hendricks and Backe low in opposition, and by Messrs. Qeigglo and Kunkel in favor of its passage. It passed on second reading by a vote of yeas 15, nays 13, and was then laid over. The French divorce case was, after some conversation, postponed until Wednesday, and the Senate adjourned. HOllaE OF RITIMSENTATIVUS. A number of petitions of a local character were presented. Among them were petitions for the repeal of the local laws of Chester coun ty, on the license question; against a new bridge at Bethlehem; in favor of the Bank of Cataseque; for making the Steward of the Montgomery County Poor House nn elective office; fur widening and extending Mein street, Norristown; from Waidwright, for au thority to sell real estate; front Philadelphia Society for the support of Charity Schools; ask ing that their property may be free from taxa tion; front North Penn District, against dopes. iting filth or dead animals in said Township. A bill was reported, creating the new Coun ty Pine. The following bills were read in place: Per the regulation and government of the Montgomery County Prison. To incorporate the Pennsylvania College of Medical Arts. To repeal the net of 1851 relative to tavern licenses in Chester Counts-. To authorize the Fate of eztato in Phila dolphin County. The bill to establish a Law School at Ras. ton, was passed to the third reading. The bill regulating the Salaries of the Asso. date Judges, was passed finally. The supplement to the Charter of the Cleve. land Ma:honing Valley Railroad was also final. ly passed. The debate on the resolutions against the reduction of the duties on foreign Salt was re sumed nud discussed until the hour of adjourn ment. Scx ATE. Tuesday, Feb. 7 The Speaker laid before the Senate the nth annual report of the Board of Managers of the House of Refuge. Also, the annual reports of the Beaver Meadow Manufacturing Company; the Lackawanna Iron Company, and the Al. lentown Iron Company. Mr. Barnes presented two petitions in favor of the new County of Conemagh. Mr. Darlington presented two remonstran ces from citizens of Marietta, against authority to said Borough to borrow money. Mr. Cresswell, three memorials from Blair County for the repeal of the tonnage tax on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Mr. Fonlhrod, a memorial from the Phila• delpliia Society of Charity Schools, praying to be relieved from taxation. Mr. Sager, a remonstrance from Bucks cone. ty, against a Prohibitory Liquor Law; and Mr. Platt, a petition from Bradibrd County, in favor of such a law. Mr. Crabby the annual report of the Chesnut Hill and Spring House Turnpike Company. Mr. Goodwin from the Committee of Sena tors of the City' and County, reported the bill to repeal the supplement to the act relative to the Board of Health and Guardians of the Poor, with negative recommendation. Mr. Hamlin of Wayne, read a bill relative to Postmasters, in Wayne County. Mr. Price, a supplement relative to the es tate of Kenneth Forsyth. Mr. Jamison, a bill to authorize the Tros t., of the bridge over the Kiskiminetns river, at Warren, in Armstrong County, to sell the same. Mr. Pintt. n supplement to the American Lire and health Insurance Company. Mr. Drit,:e, a bill to exempt coal and lum ber front the tonnage tax. The bill relative to the ea, of David Jewell again came up, no the first on its final passage. Mr. Price movcd to go again into Commit tee of the whole, for the purpose of special amendment. He read and explained the pro pz,sed amendments. The &Oat was to maim the hill less peremptory on the Supremo .I . lllg. The motion was agreed to, and the mend inants adopted; and the bill being on its final :do6srs. Hendrick, Crabb, Mester, and Bnekalew epoke in opposition to the bill, nod Messrs, Price, Evans, Pitttt and Kunkel in f. nor, when it passed finally by the following vote: Yeas—Messrs. Barnes, Darlington, Evans, Ferguson, Foulkrod, Fry, Goodwin Jamison, Kunkel, McClintock, Mellinger, Piatt, Price, Qniggle, Sager, Skinner, Wherry, MeCaslin (Speaker)-13. Nays—Messrs. Buckalew, Crabb, Cresswell, l)ar'ie, Haldeman, Hamilton, Byron D. Ham. lin, E. W. Hamlin, Hendricks, Mester, Hoge, Kinzer, 'McFarland, Slifer—H. Mr. Evans, on leave, read a bill supplemen• tnry to the West Chester and Philadelphia railroad Company. Adjourned. HousE OP REPRESENTATIVES, The Speaker presented the twenty sixth an nual report of the Board of Managers of the House of Refuge. The following private bills, which were on the private calender, passed finally: Relative to the several courts in the Tenth Judicial District. Relative to the claim of Anthony nod Calm; rine Lechler, for damages sustained by the burning of Lemon Place, Lancaster County. To authorize the Canal Commissioners to ex amine the claims of Andrew Geltey, for dama ges sustainted on the Philadelphia and Colum bia Railroad. . . One of a smiler import relative to John Marshall. To prohibit the chasing of deer with dogs in certain parts of Lycoming County. The supplement to an art laying a tax on dogs in certain townships in Chester ethmty, relative to amessors in West Philadelphia, and to assessors in Millerstown, Perry county, pass. ed March 11th, 1830. To repeal the eighth and ninth sections of an act to incorporate the Frankfort] and Ger mantown Turnpike Road Company, in the county of Philadelphia; to lay out a State road in Armstrong and Jefferson counties; to the borough of Patterson; to Flower street, in the district of Moyamensing, Philadelphia county; and to the duties of Assessors in Rome town ship, Bradford county. To authorize the extension of the Jersey Shore, Pine Creek and State Line Railroad. To incorporate Lock-Haven Gas and Water Company. To authorize the School Directors of Pitts town to borrow money. To incorporate Richmond Turnpiko or Plank Road Company. A bill for the relief of Maria R. Olivine was taken up on second reading, debated, and then postponed for the precnt. . . A resolution for the purchase of nOOO tional copies of Kelly's Diagram of the House was °Tend, and voted down. Yeas 10—nays 56. A resolution, culling eit the Canal Commis sioners for a statement of the;work and labor done, and materials furnished towards the re• pairs of the Delaware Division of the VentisYl• Imola Canal, together with a statement of the length of time such debt, have been outst and. ing, wan afinrd. NO. 6 A. resolution was also adopted, calling on the Canal Commissioners fora copy of the tea• timony given at a strike of the operatives on the Allegheny Portage railroad, in Jane last. Bill Reconsidered—The vote on the fintsl passage of the Lill to incorporate the Littletown Railroad Company, was re•conaidored, and the last section being stricken outs the bill was then repassed. Bill Beporled—With an amendment, the bill to extend the charter of the Lycoming Mu. trial Insurance Company. Bills Read in Place.—To repeal the ninth section of the act of April 8, 1851, being a supplement to the act of 1847, to incorporate the District of Richmond, and for other purpo. ter; supplement to the charter of the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad Compan . p. supplement to the charter of the German Re. formed Church of Philadelphia city; to incoi• porate the Ancient Order of Liberians, of Pa.; to erect the new county of Madison, out Of parts of Berko, Chester and Montgomery; to prevent the running of locomotives and other steam engines on the public streets and even• ues in Philadclpnia city; to incorporate the Gettysburg and Harrisburg Railroad Company; to incorporate Key-atone Lodge, No. 73, of I. 0. of 0. F., in Bethlehem, Bills Passed.—To authorize the appoint. meet of a Notary Public in Mount Jay, Lan. caster county; and one in Manchester, Alle gheny county; to authorize the Burgess and Town Council of the borough of Chester, Dols• ware county, to borrow money. "Come to thy Father." It is thus that a writer of the olden times sets himself to plead with such as yos. Never did Jacob with such joy weep over the neck of Joseph as the Heavenly Father would rejoice over thee upon thy coming to Him. It is no toilsome pilgrimage on which heasks you to set out, in order to reach His dwelling. He himself has come, to yen, nay, sits by your side, as did Jesus by the side of the wo• inns of Sychar. He does not bid you climb to Heaven to find gehee there. Neither does he tell you to go down into the deep in order to obtain it there. He luis opened the fbuntains at your side. He tades up the vessel and prey ses it to your lips:—'The word is nigh theei even in thy mouth and in thy heart; that is, the word of faith which tee preach; that if thou shah confess with thy mouth the Lord loins, and shalt believe in thy heart that God had raised thee from the dead, thou shalt be saved.' To thee, thou love: of p:,,,sure. atop dream• er of eerth's dreams's, God is telling this day the story of his free love, that receiving it. thou mayest not perish', but have everlasting life.— That free love thus received into your heart in believing, would fill you with joy unspeakable. It would be bite fragrance from the flowers of Eden, like sunshine from the very heaven of heavens. It 'would be better to you than pleasure, or gold, or lust; Letter than all tlio joys of earth pouted into one jeweled cup. It would demand no price of you, neither would it call on you to wait till you had made ready for receiving it? It would come into you at once, like sunshine into your lattice, without insisting that your chamber be adorned for its reception, The Dead. The dead—why are they so soon forgotten? He who stood by our side but yesterday—the generous, the noble, and the free—has fallen today, and his memory begins to fade from our hearts. She who was our companion by the way,—wlto soothed and comforted us in sorrow,—has just been laid under the sods, and we scarcely remember the smile that .played upon her lips. Our benefaetors—our true hearted friends, have dropped one by one from our side, and yet we move on, as if the same hearts beat in unison with our own—the sumo voices were speaking to our comfort. Why should we so soon forget the dead?—the true hearted, the kind and devoted? Should plea sure, honor, riches, drive away their glorious memories from our bosoms? No—no; Let them live in our affections—let us cherish their self-denying deeds—their love and kindness,— anticipating the day when we shall be re-united to them, where tears shall be griped from every eye. To us, a chastened joy fills our bosoui when we reflect on our departed friends, and they seem like ministering angels hovering over our pathway• We can never forget them: A Trap for a Troubietome Tongue, Sheridan was one day much annoyed by a &now-member of the House of Commons, who kept crying out every few minutes. `Hear! hear I' During the debate he took occasion to describe a political cotemporary who wished to play rogue, but had only sense enough to act a foul. 'Where,' exclaimed he, with great on. pbasis, 'where shall we find a morn foolish knave or a more knavish fool than lie?' 'Heart hear!' was shouted by the troublesome mem ber. Sheridan turned re und, and thanking him for the prompt information, set down amid a general roar of laughter. Da` The following graphic notice was post. ed on the Court•llouse door of a neighboring county, u few years ,ince, and a friend who preserved a copy, thinks it is too good to be loot :—FAIRMCiNT REMILICAN: i\I,ITIS, VIII be colt next aiouta}• vas a veek, bon ver sphoon, on pater basin, von musical inai• cal, and von sow pig by inc. - ionN Slintsr.n. Constabler. SVCTIMENTA I: YOUNG LADY.—'Pray, Mr, Charley, how id the wind?' Yorxe GENTLIMAN.—Protti well, I thank you: tils•-"Ceormo Smith, do you recollect the story of David and doliah ?" ''Yes air. David was a tavern.lieoper and Coliah was an intemperate man." hWho told you that 4" "Nobody. I read it—and it said that David fixed a sling for Golialt, and civiiab got aka , ed with it."- . .