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ANDREW J. RHEY, EDITOR.
Thursday, December 4, 1851.
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and as an advertising sneei ojjers superior inuoc
tn merchants and business men generally
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their notices direct, or tnrougn tnejououing agents
John Crouse, Esq., Johnstown.
V. B. Palmer, Esq., -Yew York, Philadelphia
FOR PRESIDES! OF THE UNITED STATES,
Hon. Philip Noon, John Cessna, George W.
Bowman, Jas. B. Sansom, and the editor of this
paper, cannot condescend to notice the winnings
of curs, or the clusterings of disappointed office-
An argument court commenced on Tues
day morning and ended on Wednesday evening,
Judges Taylor and Kinkead on the bench.
Judge Roberts was not in attendance.
t6F On the first page of this week's paper
are the proceedings at the Bigler supper, refer
red to in our last paper. The greatest unanim
ity and good feeling prevailed.
tST" The Scarlet Fever prevails in town to a
considerable extent. The deaths for a week
past amount to five or six all children.
J65 We waited until Wednesday noon for the
President's Message, expecting to publish it this
week. Up to this hour, (4o'clock Thursday af
ternoon,) it has not arrived. Report says, it
occupies fourteen columns of the Washington
Republic. Country papers will have a nice time
The proceedings of the Bedford confer
ence will be found in another column. It will
bo seen that the Cambria conferees withdrew
after the selection of Judg Noon as delegate,
afterwards the nomination of Mess. Noon and
Sansom was unanimously confirmed by the re
maining conferees. In referring to the proceed
ings, the Fulton Democrat of Friday last, says :
" Of the course pursued by the Conferees from
Cambria, we shall not now speak, further than
to say that it was an ill-advised step, and one
which we believe they will regret." Certain
Graham's Magazine. This valuable publica
tion for the month of December contains within
itself a perfect library of choice reading. The
embellishments consist of " The Highland
Chief;" "The Diana Gallery;" "The Trea
sure," and " The Lone Star." For the volume
for 1852, Graham is making every effort to pro
duce an unsurpassable book, and be will succeed
Godet's Ladt's Book. The December num
ber of this work cannot but delight every reader,
and the Ladies, knowing that to their happiness
it is especially devoted, recognize in its embel
lishments and literary matter the true character
istics of an American Lady's Magazine. The
two principal engravings "Dress The Wearer,"
and "Dress The Maker," "come home" to the
heart of every one. Godey promises an edition
for 1852, that will please everybody.
Hon. Job Mann, late M. C, from this District,
has forwarded us the "Congressional Globo and
Appendix" for the Session of 1850-51. We are
greatly obliged, the work being necessary, use
fal, and instructive, especially to editors. Any
person desirous of reviewing the proceedings of
the last Congress can "drop in" and read the
documents. Mr. Mann also sends us the Report
of the Commissioner of Patents on Agriculture,
book that can be read with much profit.
At the present time, are "sadly out of joint."
Under the present arrangement the eastern mail
reaches us one day later than it should. It ar
rives at the "Junction" in the evening, and lays
over until next morning; reaches the Summit at
7J o'clock in the morning, and is detained there
nntil after night. Some better arrangement
tnnst be made for its speedy delivery hero. We
believe the Stage Company are still under con
tract to give us a daily mail, but if the company
do not intend to run a line of stages from Holli
daysburg to Pittsburg, they should certainly be
compelled to connect with the cars at the Junc
tion, and run to Ebensburg, or, have the hack
now running from here to the Summit to leave
that place on the arrival of the eastern cars.
C'apt. Jacob Zicgler.
The name of the above gentleman is sugges
ted for the office of Deputy Secretary of the
Commonwealth. He is the able, efficient, and
papular editor of the Butler Ilcrall, and as such
conducted himself during the late campaign as
a gentleman and a soldier. A candidate for the
Legislature at the late election, he was of course
defeated in a district that boasts of euch a tre
mendous whig majority, but the increased vote
he received evinces the high estimation in which
he is held at homo. To those wbs know the
man his appointment to the above office would
be hailed with pleasure, and the entire democ
racy of the state, would pride themselves upon
it, satisfied that the situation could net be be
'we4 upon t more honest, upright, useful
dtimk Vtd orthodox feasor.
"Unkind and mischievous."
An article on the subject of the Presidency,
written and published by us some weeks since,
has brought upon our head the maledictions of a
number of democratic papers throughout the
State. The " Genius of Liberty," a paper pub
lished at Uniontown, Fayette county, under the
above head, in alluding to our statement that
"the defeat of Hon. James Campbell was accom
plished by the leaders of Gen. Cass forces in
this State," says, "if in other counties Cass men
opposed Judge Campbell, we consider it mean
and contemptible to held Gen. Cass responsible
for their conduct." The editor wilfully or ma
levolently misconstrues our sentiments. ' We
have too much confidence in the patriotism and
ability of Gen. Cass, and are certain that he de
sires too well the union of the democratic party,
to imagine that he is in any manner connected
with the defeat of Judge Campbell. JVo such
charge has evrr been brought against him by this
paper or by any other paper friendly to the nomi
nation of Hon. James Buchanan, the assertions of
the Genius and Statesman to the contrary not with
standing and we dare them to the proof. We are
confident that Gen. Cass would lend no aid to
disorganization in our ranks, and if we remem
ber aright, in a letter written by him to a demo
cratic celebration in Delaware county, he advised
a sacrifice of all local or personal feelings enter
tained against either of the nominees on the
State ticket for the purpose of securing the tri
umphant election of all. In charging the lead
ing men of the Cass party in this State with the
defeat of Judge C. there is nothing unkind,
nothing "mischievous," for it is a notorious
fact that Cameron, Cummings & Co., assisted
by tue Statesman and Bulletin were theaieans of
defeating him, and they even add insult to inju
ry by boasting of their ingratitude to the party,
and one of the al ove named persons publicly as
serted that "if he was the occasion of the defeat
ing Judge C. he would esteem it a great honor!"
To define our position in relation to this matter
we have only to say, that we cannot co-operate
with those men who have defeated Judge Camp
bell for the purpose of obtaining the vote of this
State in the National Convention for their favor
ite, and although we have never written a word
derogatory to Gen. Cass, and conscious that we
never will so long as he continues true to the
democracy as he has ever been, we consider it
unfair, mean and contemptible, for the editor of
any paper to misrepresent our language for the
purpote of furthering his claims in opposition
to those of Mr. Buchanan. We hope that no
willing misconstruction may be placed upon the
On Monday last, R. L. Johnston, Esq., was
sworn in as Prothonotary, vice Wm. Kittell, Esq.,
whose time expired. Mr. Kittell during his term
made a most excellent Prothonotary, and a more
gentlemanly, obliging, and correct officer, never
wielded a pen or adminiftered an oath.
Harrison Kinkead, Esq., was sworn on Mon
day to act as an Associate Judge of this County
for the ensuing five years. That he will fulfil
the most sanguine expectations of his friends,
and discharge the duties of his station fairly
and impartially, we do not doubt, having every
confidence in his honesty and capacity. He
takes the place of Hon. Philip Noon, one of our
oldest and most respected citizens, a gentleman
against whom not one unkind word could be
justly uttered, whose character as an Associate
Justice is worthy of approbation and praise,
and whose strict integrity cannot be questioned.
The members of the Bar united in tendering to
Judges Noon and Murray a cecaplimcntary sup
per, as an honorable tribute to their worth and
ability, which being accepted, was prepared on
Tuesday evening, by Mr. Robert Carmon, in his
customary 6tyle of excellence, and relished by
all present. Judge Murray was unable to at
tend. Some weeks ago, Wm. Palmer, Esq., was
sworn as County Commissioner for the next
three years, vice Daniel Litzinger, Esq., whose
term expired. Mr. Palmer has all the necessary
business qualifications, is possessed of a sound
judgment, and knows so well the interests of
our County, that he will render good service to
the County in his new office.
Central Rail Road.
On Monday next it is the intention of this
Company to run the passenger cars to 'Baileys,'
which is two miles west of Latrobo, in West
moreland County. A Plank Road is building
from that point to the Greensburg Turnpike,
distent two miles, and the passengers will be
carried in stages from Baileys to Turtle Creek,
28 miles, irpm thnce to Pittsburg by the cars,
15 miles. The train leaying Philadelphia in the
morning at 8 o'clock, arrives 5t the 'Mountain
House, near Hollidaysburg, ni 8.20 iri the eve
ning, where the passengers remain over n.'5ht.
The train leaving Philadelphia in the evening
at n quarter before six o'clock, arrives at the
Portage Intersection at 5 J o'clock next morning,
and at 6 o'clock A. M. the passengers of both
trains leave for the west, crossing the Portage
Road in the day time. The ears eastward will
leave Pittsburg at 7 o'clock A. M., and Latrobe
at 1 F. M-, reaching the Mountain House at
8 P. M. From that point two trains depart for
the east, one at 8 o'elock A. M., the other at 9
o'clock P. M. Fare through, $11; time 25
hours. The Pennsylvania and Ohio Rail Road
Company contemplate running the cars through
from Pittsburg to Cleveland ia two weeks.
Fare to California.
The editor of the Pittsburg Dispatch, who has
been to California, says:
"In answer to numerous inquiries on this
subject, we inform our readers that Vanderbilt's
line of .steamers (via Nicaragua) charges $300
in the cabin, $280 eccond-cabin, and $180 steer
age, for through tickets to San Francisco from
New York. Crossing the country costs $35
more, and $1.50 per hundreds pounds for bag
gage. We would recommend this route as pre
ferable to that by Panama but passengers by
it should take through tickets, which we would
cat raoonauad to those golnf py-Faqatpt--''
Speaker of the Senate.
(Jen. AVm. F. Packer, the Senator elect from
the Centre, Clinton, and Lycoming District, is
generally spoken of as the Democratic candidate
for Speaker of the Senate. Gen. Packer is no
new man in the State Councils, but one of long
tried experience, and perfect familiarity with
the intricacies of Legislation. His qualifications
are of an order that eminently fit him for the dis
charge of the arduous duties of the Speakership,
and there is no other member of the State Senate,
whose nomination and election to that important
station would be more universally acceptable.
Agreeably to notice the Democratic Conferees
of the Representative District composed of the
Counties of Cambria, Bedford, and Fulton, met
at the House of Maj. Samuel Davis, in Bedford,
on Tuesday the 18th day of November, 1851, at
8 o'clock, A. M. The Conference was called to
order by the President, Mr. Brown, of Bedford.
Samuel Brown, John G. Hartley, and John
Cessna, were present from the county of Bedford.
Robert Linton, Isaac Teeter, and James B.
McCreight, (who appeared as a substitute for
John Philips,) were present from the county of
James B. Sansom, John J. Bonnett, (who ap
peared as a substitute for George L. Kennedy,)
and Benjamin II. Carpenter, (who appeared as
a substitute for George White,) were present
from the county-of Fulton. '
On motion, Mr. James McCreight of Cambria,
was appointed Secretary, in the room of Mr.
John Phillips, now absent.
On motion of Mr. Sansom, the Conference
proceeded to nominate candidates to be voted
for as Delegates to the next Democratic State
Messrs. George N. Smith, William A. Smith,
Isaac Teeter, and Philip Noon, of the county of
Cambria; Wm. T. Daugherty, of the county of
Bedford, and James B. Sansom, of the county
of Fulton, were severally uontinated.
On motion, the Conference resolved to elect
one Delegate from the couuty of Cambria; where
upon Conference voted with the following result:
BALLOTS. 1st 2d 3d 4th 5th 6th 7th
Georire N. Smith, 3 4 3 3
i 4 4
Wm. A Smith,
3 3 3 3 2 1 0
2 11 10 0 0
1 1 2 2 4 4 6
The Hon. Philip Noon, of Cambria county,
having, upon the seventh ballot, received a ma
jority of the Conference, was declared duly elec
ted a Delegate to the next Democratic State
At this stage of the proceedings tie three
Conferees from the county of Cambria withdrew,
and John J. Bunnett, of Fulton county, was duly
elected Secretary, in the room of James B. Mc
Conference then proceeded to choose another
Delegate to the State Convention, tnd on the
second ballot, James B. Sansom, of Fulton
county, was duly elected.
On motion, the election of Hon. Philip Noon,
and James B. Sansom, Esq., as Delegates to the
next Democratic State Convention, from this
Representative District, was unanimously con
firmed. Mr. Sansom offered the following resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That the Delegates from this Rep
resentative District to the next Democratic State
Convention be, and are hereby, instructed to
vote on every ballot, for the nomination of Hon.
James Buchanan, as Pennsylvania's choice for
the Presidency, in 1852; and to use all fair and
honorable means to br ng about this result.
Resolved, That the Delegates this day appoint
ed are further instructed to vote against the
proposed scheme to divide the voice of Pennsyl
vania in the Democratic National Convention by
allowing each Congressional District to choose
its own Delegate, thereby endangering the nom
ination of Mr. Buchanan.
On motion of Mr. Carpenter, the thanks of
the Conference were tendered to Major Davis,
for the use of his room.
On motion, it was resolved, that the proceed
ings of this Conference be published in all the
Democratic papers in this Representative Dis
trict. On motion, adjourned.
SAMUEL BROWN, President.
Joius J. Bonnett, Secretary.
Meeting of Congress.
The Pennsylvanian of Tuesday morning cays:
"The Thirty-second Congress assembled in
Washington, yesterday at 12 o'clock, noon, the
two houses proceeding at once to the work of
organization, the particulars of which, as well
as the proceedings of both bodies throughout
the day, will be found in the telegraphic column.
It will be seen that the gentlemen placci in
nomination by the caucus of the Democratic
members of the House, on Saturday evening,
for the several offices of that branch of Congress,
wore all fleeted, and by triumphant majorities.
The Spe-kcr is the Hon. Linn Boyd, of Ken
tucky; the Clo.k. Jo?;n W. Forney, of Philadel
phia ; the Sergeani-at-AriTS, Adam J. Gloss
brenner, of York, Ta.; i!;c lV?tmastcr, Mr.
Johnson, of Virginia, and the L'oorkccpcr, Z.
W. McKnow, of the District of Columbia. There
was no- cofttjest .except for Speaker and Clerk,
Mrfeoyd conjing out with a majority of thirty
four over. alVotbors, and Mr. Foroey exceeding
all his competitors by a majority of fifty. This
handsome ratification of the proceedings of the
caucus will be hailed by the rank and file of the
party throughout the United States as an indi
cation of prevailing harmony and peace in the
Democratic family, and a glad omen of glorious
triumphs yet to come.
The Speaker elect, the Hon. Linn Boyd, is,
in point of service, the oldest member of the
House, a gentleman of enlarged experience and
commanding abilities. Profoundly versed in
all the minutia and formalities of legislation,
gifted with a kind heart and courteous manners,
a keen perception, dauntless courage and a ready
command of his great intellectual resources, he
unites in his person so many qualifications for
the office, tht his election will pa unquestioned
before the country as a matter of eminent pro
priety. In a word, the Speakership was never
more wisely or more. worthily bestowed, and its
power, which is as great as the position is honora
ble, will, we feel confident, be wielded with a
imrnnw irnrl in n,?vnmnt r.f !.. militiA
Mr. Glossbrenner, the Scrgenut-at-Arms, filled'
the same office by appointment of the last Con-
gress. He is a citizen of York, in this State, j
and the editor of the Gazette, the able organ of!
the Democracy of that countv. II i, entle-
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man of admired talent and excellent deportment,
a thorough and faithful officer, and without
doubt owes the deserved
onmrimon f nn
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unanimous re-election to his unsurpassed fitness
for his office.
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The same may be said of the Tostmaster, Mr.
Johnson, who has also fcce re-elected without
serious opposition. Mr. Johnson is a Virginian,
and bears an excellent reputation.
Mr. McKnew, the Door-Keeper, is a citizen of,
Washington, connected with the Globe office, a
gentleman of mild and amiable temper and un
blemished character, and altogether such a per
son as will give satisfaction in the place to which
he has been elected.
Of Mr. Forney, the Clerk of the House, though
ho is at present at the seat of government, and
will not see this paragraph for many hours after
it is given to the Philadelphia public, it may be
deemed unbecoming to speak at any length in
the columns of his own journal. AVe may say,
however, without transcending the bounds of
propriety, that his election to the Clerkship lias,
for many reasons, gratified his friends beyond
measure; but that, desirable as his office is, his
elevation to it is in no wise regarded by them
with haif so much pleasure as it is in that light
which exhibits it as a vindication of his honor
and his character.
It is hoped that the prompt and peaceful or
ganization of the House may prove indicative of
a session harmouious in its action and useful to
Meeting of the Thirty-Second Con
Washington, Dec. 1, 1851.
The Whig Representatives held a caucus this
morning. Sixty members were present.
Resolutions were adopted ia favor of carrying
out the Compromise measures of the last Con
gress. The Democratic Senators also held a caucus,
but had no decisive action upon the subject.
They will meet again towards the last of the
There was a full attendance in the Senate
Chamber at 12 o'clock, M. to-day, when the
Senate was called to order by Mr. King, of
A prayer was then delivered by the Reverend
The credentials of Hon. Hamilton Fish, Sen
ator elect from New York, and Hon. Benjamin
F. Wade, from Ohio, were presented.
The credentials of Messrs. Stockton, of New
Jersey, James, of Rhode Island, Geyer, of Mis
souri, were presented by their colleagues res
pectively. Mr. Cass presenied the credentials
of Mr. Sumner, of Massachusetts. All of the
new members elect were then sworn in and took
Mr. Morton presented the credentials of Mr.
Mallory, of Florida, and also a copy of the res
olutions of the Legislature of the State, without
any remarks thereon. The documents were
read, but the Chair declined to decide whether
Mr. Mallory was entitled to his seat. He sug
gested that the Senate take some action in the
Mr. Bright, of Indiana, moved a select com
mittee of investigation.
Mr. Clay, of Kentucky, thought that Mr.
Mallory was entitled to his seat, and would
move for his admission, if Mr. Bright would
The debate was further continued by Messrs.
Foote, Berrien, and others, in behalf of Mr.
Mallory; and Mr. Mason and others against his
right te a et in the Senate, when Mr. Bright
withdrew, whereupon Mr. Mallory was admit
ted without opposition.
The Senate then adjourned to meet at 12 o'
clock to-morrow, and directed the Clerk to notify
the House of Representatives of its organization.
The House was called to order at 12 o'clock,
when the roll was called by the Clerk, and 213
members answered to their names.
The first business being the choice of a Speak
er, Mr. G. W. Jones, of Tenn., moved to proceed
to an election, moving also that the vote be taken
viva voce. He said he would merely remark
that for one he should vote for the Hon. Linn
Boyd, of Ky., not because he had received the
nomination of the Democratic caucus, but be
cause he knew him to be a thorough and sound
Democrat, and a tried and true Compromise
Mr. Carter concurred with the gcntlc-man
from Tennessee, (Mr. Jones,) in all he had said
of Mr. Boyd, but he should vote for him because
he was the nominee of the Democratic caucus.
Mr. Stanley said the Whigs in caucus had
made no nomination for Speaker. They had
J;eard from the gentleman from Tennessee,
about the Compromise measures, and would be
happy now to hear ho far those measures have
been endorsed on the Democratic side.
Mr. Savage The gentleman had fcftter settle
his difficulties at home the broils cf his own
household before he seeks to regulate others.
Several voices "Call the roll for Speaker."
Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, nominated Thaddeus
Stevens, of Pennsylvania, for Speaker. In do
ing so he said he Mr. Stevens, was a gentle
man as pure, a friend to the Union as strong
and unwavering, and as good a Whig as any
other. As to the merits of the compromise
measures, he hoped gentlemen opposed to agita
tion would not open this question so early in
the session. When the proper time comes said
he, if gentlemen insist on agitation, let it come.
We will be ready. We are not throwing the first
Mr. Carter You had better appropriate your
suggestions to home use
rriPsof "call the roll," " call the roll."
Mr. Brooks, after noticing what had been said
bv the centlcnian from Tennessee, Mr. Jones,
remarKeU mai IB iJJifea u
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eeiiiblcrt this morning, u u3 m...-
t-batic expression of opinion, eudorsed the com
A Voice-" How many were there present
Mr. Brooks-Fifty or sixty. We have only
seventy or eiguty m uu -
the city, met this morning. How was it on tne
other side? The Democrats were unwilling to
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fnspd to udoDt similar resolutions in tuweaucus.
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The Whigs want to know exactly where they
ct.mil Thev present a harmonious front, and
stanu. m-) i'"1
-Le principle laid down, they intend to act.
He then alluded to the inconsistencies among
Democrats with reference to the compromise
measures, anu reterrea at lengm 10 yvv..
of the Whig party.
Mr. Meade said that if he understood the g?n-
tleman from New York (Mr Brooks) correctly,
he had stated as a fact that the Whig party of
the North are now opposed to agitation, and are
perfectly willing to execute every article in the
compromise, slave bill and all.
Mr. Brooks, interrupting, said he would repeat
for the gentleman, that the Whig caucus this
morning almost unanimously gave an expression
of .opinion acquiescing in the compromise mea
sures. Mr. Meade asked whether he understood the
gentleman to say that those in that caucus re
flected the sentiments of the large body of
Northern Whigs, and that that party are now
prepared to stop agitation on tbtlavery ques
tion, and carry out the provisions of the fugitive
Mr. Fowler (being allowed to explain) said he
was a Whig and always expected to be one. He
had moved in the Whig caucus to Jay the reso
lution referred to upon the table. There were,
he should judge, about 40 Whigs present, al
though he did not count them. Laughter.
He would further say that one-third of that
number voted to lay the resolution on the table.
He wanted the proceedings of the caucus honest
ly reported. lie did not mean to be bound by
that resolution, as he desired to stand on his
own footing here and elsewhere.
Mr. Thaddeus Stevens jocosely called to order,
on the ground that the harmony of the Whig
party was being disturbed.
Mr. Meade, in continuation of Lis remarks.
charged the Whigs with passing this compromise
resolution in caucus, as a piece of finesse to
humbug the South.
Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, desired to say that the
presentation by him of the same of Thaddeus
Stevens, of Pennsylvania, for the office of Spea
ker, had no connection with the Whig caucus.
He (Mr. C.) took no part in it.
Mr. Meade said that the compromise resolu
tion in the Democratic caucus was laid on the
table because the subject would more proprly
come before the Baltimore Convention. (Several
voices: "that's it.") They will tike the matter
in hand and proclaim to the world, on what
principles the North and the South can be united.
We want (he continued) no declaration of opin
Mr. Richardson sakl that the gentleman from
New York Mr. Brooks, was now the champion
of the compromise measures, although he did
not vote for the fugitive slave law
Mr. Brooks replied that he voted the same
way as Cass, Douglass, and others in the Senate.
Mr. Richardson said that only three Northern
Whigs had voted for the Fugitive Slave Bill, and
the gentleman from New York, Mr. Brooks,
was not one of them.
Mr. Brooks admitted the fact, and said it was
the most unfortunate act of his life, that he did
not vote for it.
Some commotion ensued among various mem
bers as to how many gentlemen who voted for
the fugitive slave bill had, been returned to Con
gress. After which.
Mr. Cabell, of Florida, in defining his posi
tion, said that the Whigs had put themselves on
his platform one on which the whole Union
party of the South could stand
Mr. Polk said that on his introducing the com
promise resolution into the Democratic caucus,
there was not a word offered there in contradic
tion of the principle. The only objection was a
question of time; besides, the caucus was not
Mr. Cabell then concluded, having given way
for frequent explanations.
Mr. Giddinss rose to request his friends to
postpone the question precipitated upon them
Go on said he, and organize; then discuss the
question properly. He took the opportunity to
congratulate the Hon. Secretary of State aud
the President, -on their peace measures, quieting
all agitation. We ore unxious, he continued,
for the combat. We will atlord you abundant
means to carry it on. 1 do not speak as a hig
or as a Democrat ; but as a free Democrat,
Laughter. I merely say each one of you will
have a chance before sixty days.
The House then proceeded to tue election 01 a
Speaker, the voting being viva voce,
was as follows:
Linn Boyd, of Kentucky, received 118 votes.
Thaddeus Stevens, of Pa., do. IS do.
Edward Stanley, of N. C, do. 21 do.
Joseph R. Chandler, of Pa., do. 20 do.
David J. Bailey, of Ga. do. 8 do.
And votes were thrown away on Messrs. Howe,
Gorman, Evans, and Bocoek, Borie, Outlaw,
Gentry, Hillyer, Cabell, Ashe, Allison, Taylor,
Meacham, Preston King, and G. W. Jones, of
The whole number of votes cast was 212.
Hon. Lina Boyd, of Ky., was thereupon de
clared duly elected Speaker, and was conducted
to the Chair by Messrs. Stanley and Disney
He very briefly returned his thanks to the mem
bcrs of the House for the honor conferred in be-
ing selected as their- presiding officer, and
promised to discharge the duties of the office, so
far ax his abilities would allow, with oourteaj to
the members of the House, and honor a,
country. His address was cordially received t .
the whole House, aud much applauded.
Mr. Giddings, being the oldest member of
House consecutively, administered the out
The members by delegations were thea
A resolution was adopted to inform the Seaat,
of the election of a Speaker by the House,
the usuaL committee appointed to wait upon iht
President to inform him that the House v4 cr
ganized and ready to receive any commuuicitica
he may have to make.
The rules and orders of the last Hons- c
Representatives were adopted by resolution until
The House then proceeded to the election of
Clerk, when John W. Forney, of rennsyWaaij
received 129 votes; John C. Walker, 72 ; tcj
Adam J- Glossbrenner, of Pa., for Sergeant-at-Aru
s; J. M. Johnson, of Va., for Po4tm8st.r
and McKnew, of the District of Columbia, for
Doorkeeper, who were nominated by the Demo
cratic caucus, were elected together by res&lu.
Messrs. Glossbrenner and Johnson were on
cers of the last Congress
The House then adjourned.
The l'resent Congress.
The present Congress will not be deficient in
colors. By a casu il glance at the list of mem
bers, we notice that there will be Gray, Green,
and Brown, and a smart sprinkling of White.
As to buildings, Kentucky contributes Wooi
Stone, Clay and a Mason.
Various pursuits are represented a Miller,
Fowler, Taylor, Harper, Hunter; Carter, Fuller,
Chandler and Miner. The Senate has its Cooper,
Smith, Miller, Hunter and Mason.
New York furnishes Brooks, Wells and Scow,
and New Hampshire, Hale.
With regard to drinkables. Virginia gives us
Meade, and Missouri sends us Porter. As to
edibles, New York contributes a Fish, and Iowa
For music we have two Bells and a Campbell,
and, although the members are to represent
sovereigns, in the Senate will be found a King,
and in the House two Kings and a McQueen, ia
addition to Gentry and Gay-lord. There is a
strange mixture, for Tennessee throws in a Sav
axe, and North Carolina an Outlaw in the IIoi.i-
and a Badger in the Senate.
There are different kinds of men, vix: M&u
gum, Chapman, Horace Mann, Penzumas, Kod
luan M. Price, and Clingman.
The Senate numbers among its members a
Morehead and Foot, perhaps two Foots ; the &e
froiu Vermont, the other from Mississippi.
These are among the characteristics of ths
present Congress as to names.
iBa?" The following beautiful lines we nJ
published in the Pittsburg Post, written by a
young gentleman, whose name is familiar to us,
on the occasion of the death of a lady of that
city whose acquaintance it was our good fortune
to possess, and whose loss conveys to the friend
of one so gentle, so loving, and so kind, a grief
that language cannot record.
ON THE DEATH OF MBS. LUCY W. CAMPBELL
BY WILD FLOWER.
Oh weep! the loved, the beautiful,
Is numbered with the dead!
The casket here we still still retain,
The jewel bright has fled !
Hushed is the sweet and gentle voice
That gladsome music breathed;
And rigid are those lips that once
A smile of beauty wreathed.
Dimm'd is the light that gaily beamed
Within those dreamy eyes,
That spoke of pure and joyous thought
Of love which time defies.
Congeal'd the mantling blood that cours'd
Along those beauteous veins !
The lovely form, though cold in death.
Its beauty still retains.
But where the soul, that lent it charm!
That spoke within those eyes?
Faith points above the bright blue air,
Whispering, in Paradise i
Refining tuk Skxtimkst. The popular Et-
gro melody of
" Dance, boatmen, dance.
Dance all night till broad daylight.
And go home with the gals in the mornicg,"
is thus rendered into prose: Mingle in the
zes of tlie dance, thou knight of the oar, whila
the resplendent luminary of the day has wilh
drawn lroiu the earth, till the bright aurora gilds
the eastern bky with golden light; and, with,
thy characteristic gallantry, accompany the fair
aud unsophisticated participants of thy pleasui
to their paternal mansions.
Extravagance. A New York letter says,
I ' it is suited that the importation of silk goods
uud olucr tiincy fabrics for ladies' dresses, inta
tue port of -ew York, -varies from one to tares
i j jlit;lis f j0uars m Taiue weekly, and that
the cost of these gewgaws for the fairer part of
our population is what drains the country of
specie, aud brings on commercial distress; so
;t- ,lia ,. .:.ii, f 0 r,r ru-
In, they will be pretty sure to accomplish ct
of their purposes." Buffalo Courier.
By" Dickens, in one of his inimitable tales,
in the course of a dissertation on railroads, girS
the following graphic description of a locomo
tive and its music;
"As to the ingein, a nasty, wheesin, creekin,
gaspin, puffin, bustin monster, always out of
breath, with a shiny green and gold back, hk'
an unpleasant beetle in that 'are glass niagiiiS"
er: as to the ingein, as is always pourin' out
red hot coals at night, and black smoke ia tii
day, the sensiblest thing it does, in my opinion,
is ven there's something in the way, and it sets
- , up that ere frightful scream, vich it seem
say ow here s two minarea aua.vr
: sengers ia the werry greatest extremity 0
j ger, and here's their two hundred '
I acraamj ia too I"