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ho Charges against tlUhnp Oitfterclctnk.
The testimony of lilt interesting incs-ligR tion by the Court of TJishops, into the charge against B.shop Onderdmik, hove been ordered to be published, when the public will have an opportunity ofjndginir of the justice of thedeci ion which the court hns come to. During the investigation, the newspapers were filhd wth various rumors of the noturo of the charges and the character of the evidence presented. The only distinct charges which have yet transpired we find in one of the New York Sunday pupera. The wholu subject is one which hns excited much interest in the commonly, and we co py the ttatemcnt of the paper alluded to, as follows : The trial of Bishop Onderdonk appear to have been the great feature of the week, and the extraordinary result ha occupied the atten tion of both the morol and religious world, to the exclusion of almost every topic. The course of proceeding was thus : Bishop Onderdonk wai presented by three of his brethren of the Episcopal Church, under the ennon of the Church which authorizes a presentment by a portion of the bishops, or by a general conven tion of the diocess. The charges were nine in number, and charged generally that the Bi.shop was guilty of immorality and the impu rity in tho manner and form set forth in the spe cifications annexed. The ninth charge, will) its specification, was thrown out by the Court, being too vague in not set tin j forth, with suf ficient minuteness, time, place and circum stance. The first charge and specification set forth that in June, 1S37, when travelling towards Syracuse, in a carriage with the Rev. Clement M. Butler and his wile, he thrust his hand inde cently under her clothes, &c. The second charge specified the same thing, wiih the same lady, her husband being pre sent, &.C. The third alleges that in the summer of tho Bishop was guilty of indecency towards a Miss Jane A. Bowels, whilrt travelling in a public stage towards the city of Utica, and that Miss B. wasso outraged by his conduct, that she had to leave the coach before petting to the end of her journey. Of this, however, the Bishop was acquitted, there being no proof of fered to support the allegation. The fourth charge, that in July, 159, he insulted Miss Anne Wilson, by thrusting his hand into her bosom. The charge was aban doned, the specification not being supported by the attendance of the witness named. The fifth set forth that in the summer of 1841, he insulted Ellen M. Rudclerow, whilst accompanying her home from church to the house of her uio'Uer, where lie was engaged to dinner. The sixth charge was, that immediately after the Bishop and Miss Ellen had got inside tho House, he outraged the feelings of Jane O. Rud derow, the sister of the aforenamed lady, by thrusting- his hand into her bosom. On these two charges the Bishop was found guilty. The seventh and eighth charges and specifi cations accused the Bishop of similar miscon duct towards the wife of the Rev. Henry M. Beare, during a visit to the house of that gentle man, at Littlencck, L. I. First, whi'e on the way home from churrh, in the middle of the day, and subsequently, after they arrived at home. Of this, the Bishop was found guilty. The testimony adduced in support of these grave charges, is said to have been of a very unique character, presenting this singular Mate of things; that the misconduct is said to have been submitted to by ladies, when a number of other persons were present, as in the case of the married ladies, under the immediate rye and protection of their husbands, and that since the period when these things were done, seve ral years had elapsed, and the parties had been on the most friendly and affectionate footing with the bishop; the ladies had not objected to his society, with the exception of Mrs. Butler, and tint nothing had been said, nor any whis per circulated respecting the chastity of the bishop, at tho time 'vh.-n the other w itnesses to the transactions could have been called in sup port ol the accusation. It was also alleged, ac cording to our information, that both the Misses Rudderow admitted, in their cross-examination, that they wore exceeding high dresses, quite up to their throats ; and that, despite that obstacle, nd in tho presence of other persons, the bish op did get his hand into their bosom!'. These, and a variety of other inconsistencies and impro babilities, wc are told will appear in the testi mony when tho trial is published. The Rev. la-wi Trapier, of S. C, it is said, is about to put to prers a pamphlet, as to the real origin ol tho proceeding against Bishop Onderdonk. Intiehkm'im; Fact in Brief. Out of every thousand inro, twenty die annually. The num ber of iuliab I.iiiIb of a city or county is renewed every thirty years. The number of old men who die in cold weather, is to those who die in warm weather seven to four. The men able to bear arms form the fourth of the inhabitants of a country. Tho proportion between the deaths of wnmefi and men, is one hundrerd to one hun dred and eight. Tho probable duration of fe male life in mxty, but alter that eriod the cal culation U more f.ivornble to them than the men. One half of those u board born, die before they attain the ago of seventeen. Among three thousand one hundred and twenty-five who die, it appears by the registers that there is only one person of one hundred years of age. Mure old nicti aril found in tlvvatsU situations than in valleys and plains. THE AMERICAN. tiiiiimlup, Jan. 18, 1815. I. It. r.1l,.VEU, Eq at M tlent f latt ami Coat air.ee, ,V. f9 t'tne Street, I'M. tatlelphla, i" anthortted ta aet an .Igent, at it reeelrt lor alt monlea due Hit offiref for tub terlttinn or aitrerttnlnif. .ll.m. at hl OMcefSn. 1G0 .Vovstciu Street, .M IV. C7 In nnothrr column will be found statistics of the Coal Trade, from the Miners' Journal The Wilkesbarre region has more than doubled its operations over last year. This great increase is owing to the great consumption of Coal by the Furnace at Panville. The Shamnkin region will, at no distant day, supply vast qnantitirs for like purposes. The Legislature is now completely or ganized and cutting out business. Little, how ever, of importance will be transacted until alter the Inauguration. Congress ia buisily engaged making speeches; most of them upon the Texas ques tion, which seems to sw allow up everything else. K7 The Inauguration of Francis R. Shunk, Governor of Pennsylvania, will take plare on Tuesday. He will assume the duties of his of fice with a high character for integrity, experi ence, and ability. The people generally, of all parties, place great confidence in him, and many of those who voted against him are well satisfied that he succeeded over his opponent. Pennsyl vania is just emerging from her difficulties. By proper management and legislation she will soon again appear what nature designed, the blight galaxy in the I'nion. XT" Sclav i.kill Canal. The managers of this great work have resolved upon enlarging the Canal, so as to render it capable of carrying boats of 200 tons burthen, propelled by steam. They have, it is said, agreed to appropriate $1,200,000 for the immediate completion of the work. The calculation is, that coal can then be carried at an actual cost of about 20 cents per ton, from Pottsville to Philadelphia. This is a great enterprise, and one in which we feel a deep interest. It will, undoubtedly, urge forward the speedy completion of the Shamokin, Mahonoy & Schuylkill Hail Road, which will form a continu ous line of Rail Road from Philadelphia to the Susquehanna, at this place. The immense tra velling that would seek this route, would of itself be an inducement, independent of the pro duce and great mineral wealth that must pass over it. The contemplated tunnel would cut a large number of coal veins. The whole road would, iu fact, traverse one of the best Coal fields iu the State. Lateral Kail Roads, running from the different mines on the route, would in tersect the main road in every direction, and when it is known that no roads pay so well a those upon which coal is transposed, we should not be surprised to see this all important work commenced before another ye? r. To us we are aware the completion of the road would be a great benefit, but to Philadelphia its advantages would be incalculable. Cv" United Staiks Stxator. At 12 o'clock A. M , on Tuesday, both branches of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania assembled in the hull of the House of Representatives, in convention, for the purpose of electing a Senator of the 1". States for a period of six years, from the 4th of March next, the Speaker of the Senate presiding. Mr. ISigham, ol Allegheny, moved to postpone the election until 12 o'clock to-morrow. Not agreed to yeas 55, nays 71. The convention then proceeded to a ballot which resulted as follows : Daniel Sti-rcton, dcm., had Jayies CooPF.n, whig, hud J W. Asiimead, native, had E. W. Kkvseb, E. C. Rugart, J. Skrueant, whig, " "2 votes. 19 5 o 1 1 Hon. Daniel Sturgeon, of Payette county, having received a majority ol all tin- votes given, was declared duly tinted. Necessaiy to a choice 00. (fc5Josut Hahtsiiiiunr, Es ., the ut w Ca nal Commiffcioner, asiuuic-d his official duties on the 13th iiut. Wm. Jack has been elected clerk f the House of Representative!, and E. S5. Goodrich of the Senate. C7"An01IIKR DlH. IIKTUEEN 1WgCo.NUIII.SS- wen. A duel cume oiTonthe 13th int., between Messrs. Clingman and Yancey, members ol'Cou greta, at Rosbuig, about ten miles fiom Wash ington city. After an exchange of shots, which proved iuetl'ectuul on both sides, a reconciliation was effected, and the parties quit the ground after shaking hands and becoming friends. Beau tiful representatives of a moral people, indeed. K7" Santa Ana This noted warrior and po litical dictator, has been deposed from office, and the command of the army by the Mexican Con gress. Santa Ana has long ruled Mexico with a rod of iron. His hopeless and ineffectual efforts to re-conquer Texas, has only betrayed his weak ness. It is not yet known what course he has taken, or whether he has made his escape at all. Santa Ana, it is said, is wealthy, having invest ed three or four millions in FurcieMii and Ame litan funds K7" CiiKAf Poitaok. The Phila'd. Ledger says there is some talk of th Post-office Rill be ing laid aside this session of Congress. W hope it is not so. It is the business of the peoples' servants to do their work, and tha people demand that this bill shall pass. As far as the newspa per press expresses public opinion on this ques tion, it is unanimous throughout the country in favor of the passage of a bill this session, bring ing down the rates of postage to a reasonable point. On this subject, the New Yoik Tribune snpzest that a public meeting be called in that city. If there be a positive indisposition upon the part of Congres to satisfy the public in this regard, we should like public meetings generally called, and Congress forced from their dilatory position, to a proper degree of action. The Tri bune say that the Senate is not so deeply im mersed in the Texas question that it hn time on its bands. If the Senate alone is in that envia ble position, let it take the matter !n hand. Srrrt.v of Com. Thf following statement, say the Miner' Journal, will show the quantity of Anthracite Coal shipped from the different re gions in 184 1, in comparison with 18)3. 1811. 1813. 39S,1i:i 417,058 4 11,191 188.8.131.52 31,916 22,605 f7 1, ,'() 'no.vim r.77,S21 807.731 2.V.,P0.'t 227,005 111.006 5s,ooo 13,087 10,000 1.631.009 1,203,539 1 1 .263.539 Schuylkill Canal, Hail Road, Pi negro ve, Schuylkill County, Lehigh, Lackawana, Wilkesbarre, Shamokin, Increase iu 1 1 1, ;i(;s,130 Tons. The supply this year, over and above the con sumption of hist year (w hich was 1 .2 13,537 tons) is 30S.130 tons, a large increase, but it is not be lieved to be more than the market requires. A general impetus was given to business in all branches by the passage of the tariff" of 112. Furnaces and factories have been re-opened, and new one erected and put in operation in all parts of the country, and hence a vastly aug mented demand forcoal. Anthiac te coat, too. is very generally used ou steamboats, and it is estimated that 500 tons per day are consumed in boats leaving the city of New York alone, and it has been introduced into use in almost every business where a steam engine is employed. This greatly increased consumption has necessa rily demanded an increased supply. In every district within the circumference of the differ ent coal regions, there has been a greatly aug mented supply over IS 13. In the Wilkesbare region, which belong to the same formation with the Lackawana, and is part of the same field, it has been augmented from 5R,0ll0 to 1 11.006 tons, although it is probable, that little more than the usual quantity ha reached tide water ; the fur naces, &c. . in the vicinity of Danville, having consumed within the past year from 10,000 to to ,10,000 tons. Ikon Work at II r.ru to ho We took a elance the other day at the Anthracite Iron Works now being built at Harrishnrg, by Gov ernor Porter and Michael Tiurk, Esq., and we are surprised to find that it will be so extensive an establishment The stack is completed within rive feet. The house for the enzine and the blowers finished, and the whole work is in such a state of forwardness as to insure an early start in the sprine. The stack is 35 feet square at the base, and w ill be 25 feet high, with boshes of 1 1 feet diameter. The engine house is 71 by IS feet, anil the cast house 60 by 376. The engine of 90 horse power and the blowing cylenders of 5S inches diameter and 6J feet height, are fiom the shop of the celebrated manufactures, Messrs. Dotteia, Taylor k Co . of Riading. The re-i now ned Iron King. Perry, is also engaged as' founder. The location of this establishment ha many great advantages ; among them we may men t:on that of being situated immediately on the Pennsylvania canal aiid at the termination of the lt,r,i.i.r.,.ii.. , . r i i .i it i Iiarrisolire and l.nitear,-r I,ilrnnil rl.ua ttti.vr.l. ing an easy market for the iron at all seasons. The cost of ore on the bank will be from $2, to S2 50 per ton. Coal fr om the Wyoming re gion ?2 40, and limestone which abounds in the immediate vicinity, 50 cents, and it is supposed j r"M"'r w' ob-erves, "every reasonable man en that the following will be the cost of a ton of i- L'aged iu the clton culture at this time, must ron, viz : 2J tons of ore at, say 2 05 2 do do coal 2 10 1 do do limestone. Labor and contingencies, ?5 62 4 SO 50 4 01) 1-1 92 The price of pig iron is usually from 25 to .'!0 dollars per ton. These works will be capa ble of turning out from SO to 90 tons weekly, and if the blast be continued a year, the product will exceed 10(10 tons. Altogether we think the nii-h-rtiikiiig promises a rich rewaid to the enter prising proprietors. We wish them every suc cess Spir t of the Time'. I.niii.ii Coimv Rank. Thompson's Hank Note Reporter (N. Y ) tells a mysterious story about the subscription to the stoc k and manage, ment of this bank. Thk IH.bt of Hosro.N. The city debt of Bos ton is l,107.000dollars. It is to bo liquidated in fifteen years. Tho public debt of Mexico, besides what she owes to the lTnited States, is said tube eighty two millions of dollars, upon which the annual interest is nearly five million of dollars. Hon. Caleb dishing has been requested to lecture on the countries he has just visited, at Washington city. It ia thought he will accede to the request. A New York paper say that severs! tons of brimstone have been ordered to Washington, to cure those loafers stationed there who have an 'itch' fur office. Ilrpnrt in Cnl. The report on coal made by Prolessor John son, to Cousrress, contains a vast amount of in formation of great interest, especially to Penn sylvania. It is a volume of over six hundred pa ges, shows the applicability of American coals to steam navigation and other purposes, ascertained by a series of expernents. 'In reference to the several ranks of coals, we find the following remarks directly applicable to the naval service ; "For the purposes of steam navigation, the rank most important to be considered is the fifth in which the coals stand in the order of their e vaporative power under given bulks. "Thi is obviously true, since, if other things be equal, the lennf h of a voyage must depend on the amount ol evaporative power afforded by the fu" which can be stowe.l in the bunkers of a steamship, always of limited capacity. At the head of the fifth rank stands Atkinson k. Temple man's Cumberland cohI, on the riuht of which is 566,2, the number of pounds of steam produced by one cubic foot of that coal. This number used a a divisor for the whole series, gives the relative value as follows : litlat'vt rnne. I. Atkinson k Templeman's 1,000 2. lteaver Meadow Slope, No. 5, OSy 3. Peach Mountain, (irjl 4. Forest Improvement, 95.', 5. Easby's "Coal in Store,'' 0f, 6. New York and Md. Mining Co , 927 7. Queen's Run, pn P. Plossbnrj:, fii I 9. Neff s, 10. Easby fc Smith's, 11. Heaver Meadow slope, No 3, 12. Beaver Meadow (Navy Yard.) 13. Mixture Heaver Meadow & Cumb'd, II. Lehigh, 15. Lycoming Creek. 16. Cambria county, Penn., 17. Mix. Heaver Meadow k Midlothian, IS. Harr's Deep Run, 19. I.ackwanna, 20. Karthans, 21. Dauphin and Susquehanna, 22. Lyken's Valley. 23. Picton. (New York sample.) 21. Midlothian, (nrrr, t;r,) 25. Crouch k Sneed's, 26. New Cast'e, 27. Midlothian. (900 feet shaft,) 2. Midlothian, (New shaft.) 29. Pictnti. (Cnnard's sample.) 30. Chesterfield Mining Company, 31. Midlothian, (screened,) 32. Natural Coke, 33. Creek Company's, 31. Pittsburg, 35. Sidney, 30. Liverpool, 37. Scotch, 3S. Tippecanoe, 39. Cannelton, to. Clover Hill, 41. Coke ol Nelfs Coal, 42. Coke of Midlothian, ...... '"' 0., . ..n , " 796 739 73 720 722 Ct'S C92 67S 11 1 502 499 43. Dry Pine Wood, 1 The Nos. marked by a are specimens of Cum berland roal. It w ill not fail to be remarked that the justly celebrated foreign bituminous coals of New Cas tle, I .iverHol, Scotland, Pictou, and Sidney coal which constitute the present reliance of the great lines of Atlantic Steamships are fully equalled, or rather surpassed in strength, by the analogous coals of Eastern Virginia; that they are decidedly surpassed by all the free-burning coals of Maryland and Pennsylvania ; and that ' " equally decided advantage in steam-generating lwer is enjoyed by the anthracites over the fo- feign coals tried, whether we consider them un- ! der equal w eights or equal bu'ks. j j Experiment appears to demonstrate that, for the purpose of rii) id evapoiation, and for the pro duction of illuminating gas, the coal of Indiana, j though neither very heavy nor very diuable, is inferior to none ol the higher bituminous class to ..i.:v.:,i I t , L wtncnit hclonott sin- in La.:.!,,,.. n.t,...r in fieedom fiom impurity, it surpasses the splint anil cai.ucl coal ol Scotland. Oi n Pi ciD! cTioN os Cotton. A Southern j admit ths fact, that over production is the prin- cipil cause of tin-present extreme low prices, j yet he will himself, m making this biIiiiinhoii, j also acknowledge that he is at this very mo ! ment engaged in straining every nerve to clear I more land to make more cotton. Aware that such has been the course pursued by almost : every plante r in Misi-irsippi and Ijiiii-isna fi r several years past, we hsve at tevcral different timi s directed the Btten'imi f (,ur friends to the Consideration of their impolitic and suicidal course, and have repeatedly imgeMed the pro priety i.f dirt cting a portion of their force to the culture of tome other ofthe many articles ol produce that can be grown here w ith fair profit. Centre Cocntv Mashi.k. The Lewistown Gazette contains a glowing description of mar ble that has been discovered in Centre county, not far from Hellefoute, which has been worked at Lewistown, and found equal to any Egyptian marble for fineness and beauty. The Evidknck in Hisnor Onperoonk's Trial. It is announced in the Courier and Enquirer by the Appletoni, publishers and booksellers in Broadway, that they have purchased the copy right ofthe proceedings, evidence ami arguments before the Couit of Bishops, and that they intend to publish the w hole in the course of next week. They have given f00 for the copyright. Alphadelpha Tocsin is ths title of a new pa per, devoted to the laboring classes, published at Alphadelpha, Michigan It has e ght editors, and ought to be a good paper LKG18LATITE PROCEEDHCS. From the Phil. Ledger. HARRisncRO, Jan. 10. Skn atr Mr. Crabb read, in place, a supple ment to tho Act incorporating the Delaware In surance Company of Philadelphia. On motion of Mr. Champneys, the Senate pro ceeded to nominate candidates for the office of LT. S. Senator, and the following named gentle men were nominated, almost every Senator nam ing one or more : Walter Forward, Harmer Denny. Daniel Sturgeon, David Wilmot, James R. Snowden, Geo. W. Woodward, Jesse Miller, Job Mann, James II. Mcl.anahan, Thomas Mc Kean Thompson McKennan, (all one name.) J. Hredin, II. W. Smith, Simon Cameron, John S. Gibbons, A. C. Ramsay, Ellis Lewis, J. Clarke, John Gilmore, Wilson McCandless, William Rigler, David R. Porter, John Galbraith, John Sargeant. Charles J. Ingersoll, James Irvin, N. B. Eldred. If. R. Wright and E. H.llublcy. Mr. Darsie called up bill No. 1 ; an Act to pro vide for the resumption of the Heaver Division by the State, and it was debated over an hour. Messrs. Darie, Rigler, Hill and Sterigere advo cated the bill, and Messrs. Sullivan and Champ neys opposed it. About 12 o'clock the subject was postponed, and Mr. Fegely, of Herk, an nounced, formally, the death of Mr. Hunter. The usual resolutions of respect and condolence were passed, and the Senate adjourned for the day. Hot sf. I mentioned, caustially, in my noon letter, several matters that will not lose any- .1 , , thing by a more explicit repetition. The bill nrovidins forthe rn.lemnf I,.n ffl.nv., ;.... ,,, ,, , , , ... , , ! of the I.eiks Comity Hank, w hich passed at the i , , ' . laSt Session Atlll U-.ia roflimml tl.ia mn.nn ' n vein. . m..l. .K r,i, ,.r ,i" .u.. .. i ,l.,v tu- ..!.. ti.. i.;n ..; ..... . rU j . m ,11. irii, i j viiiiij'vi in,; iul S72 I water Canal Company to receive its own issues (s71 I payment for tolls, also vetoed, was made the f00 j order of the day for this day two weeks. -50 ; The Annual Report of the State Treasurer was P 15 received, as also the Report ofthe Commission 81 1 i ers to sell the Delaware Division, and a State. S 13 , ment of their expenses, while vainly attempting sn.'i j the sate. S12 '. Mr. Trego read, in place, a bill prnvidinc that 790 ; persons holding property in trust may purchase 702 ' real estate therewith ; also, a bill to prevent 7S1 j holders of claims becoming witnesses by trans 776 i ft-rriliL' said rlainisto third nersnns Mr. MeCaslin submitted the following : "Resolved, by the Senate and House of Re. presentatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl vania, in general assembly met, that our Sena tors in Congress be instructed, and our Repre sentatives requested to take immediate efficient measures to extend the jurisdiction ol the t'nited States over that region of country west of the tt' j Rocky Mountains, known as the "Oregon Terri (i0a I tory." f2j Mr. Dunlap brought forward a resolution pro Cls ! viding for closing the Hall on Sundays, which filti j caused considerable debate, and finally passed by a vote of 52 to 13. During its consideration, Mr. Herr moved to suspend the pay of members JJ on the Sabbath, but the patriots refused to go in to that branch of reform. Mr. Hrady afterwards brought in a resolution, exnueiating the officers ofthe House from performing duty on the Sab bath, such as carrying parcels for members, dis tributing their letters, &e. This was adopted, after an aiiciidment by Mr. Cochran, declaring it an otTence worthy of serious reproach, for a member to go to the post-olfice on a Sunday, bad been voted down. These resolutions created considerable merriment, and it is to be hoped the good to be effected will be equal thereto. Mr. Righam presented a petition from citizens of Pittsburg, praying for the removal, by im peachment, or otherwise, of Judge Potton, on ac count of his ignorance of law and mankind, his paitiality. tampering with paities insuits, &c. It was rea.l and laid on the table. In presenting the memorial, Mr. H. remarked, that he did not assetit to the charges, and that the cause for them ! '' 'M" A cull was made by a resolution, on the Go- ' ' i i . i j vernor, for a statment of the number of troops ; called out to protect life and property iu Phila- j delphia, during the may and July riots Th. I State is going to pay them. I There was quite a sensation create I in the House, near the hour of adjournment, by a mo tion fiom Mr. Mageehan, to exjn 1 the Seargaut at-Arms, Mr. Simmons, on a charge of hi ibery, fraud, JV.C. After the reading of the resolution, Mr. Mageehan handed the follow ing note to the Clerk, who read it. It was addressed to Mr. Painter, of Westmoreland, and written in pencil on the buck of a letter to Mr. Higham, of Alle gheny. Here is the note: "Mu. Paintf.r-Sir : I feel myself bound to go lor your man, hittaker, as Mr. Huinside did not talk to Mr. Smith iu the caucus. Yours, T. P. Simmons.-' In submitting this affair to the House, Mr. Ma geehan desired to learn if such collusions and bargains for the votes of members were common law matters w ith the Leginlature, and proceeded to inveigh against the practice. Mr. Smith, of lieiks, looked upon it in a less serious light, ami moved the indefinite postjKUiemeiit ofthe motion toexH-l. Mr. Cooper opposed this motion, and Mr. Herr had just gotten the floor when thv hour of adjournment arrived. I have been told, this evening, that the note was written yesterday morning, after the caucus nomination of Mr. Simmons, and that it was merely intended to inform the member from Westmoreland that he would appoint his "man, Whittaker," as another, whom he expected to appoint, had failed to do some specified work to get S. nominated. Previous to the introduction of the last mat ter, Mr. Burnside presented a paper from James Dumlas, President of the Commercial Bank of Philadelphia, informing the Legislature that the stockholder haddeclinrd to accept the Act re chartering said bank, on account of the individu al liability clause, and asked a rccharter without that provision. llARr.isnt Rn, Jan. 1 1th. Renatx The Secretary ofthe Commonwealth being formally intradueed, presented the returns ofthe election for Governor, held on the second Tuesday of Obtober last. Laid on the table. Mr. Rahn presented a remonstrance signed by eight members of the Har of Schuylkill county, against the confirmation of Luther Kidder, as President Judge of the 21st district. These law yers think that Mr. K. was mainly instrumental in getting the new district set ofTto feather his own nest, and that the Governor took too much time (eight months or more) to consider who to appoint, kc. Mr. Heckman moved to refer it to the Com mittee on the Judiciary, with instructions to re port a bill repealing the law establishina the new distrirt.and adding Dauphin county to the Lancaster District. Some objections was made to the repeal, and it was finally referred, with instructions to inquire into the "expediency" of mailing the proposed repealand change proposed. If the Court is abolished, in all probability the Judtre will claim his salary for ten years. Two memorials, signed by fifteen membeis of the Schuylkill Har, were presented in favor ofthe confirmation of Mr. Kidder. The Governor, by Message, transmitted to the Speaker, who laid it before the Senate, the evi dence which he had received on the ISth Decern. " '. ""';mp.ei.on 01 ti from Erie to New Castle. It , . ... r ber last, of the completion of the Erie Extension consists of the af- I " ,uu', I' rsons no passe,, ,rom C.U. '.tj !.. , . I f"e 'he other of the places named, in boats or 1 . 1 barce. I I A ' received from the Governor, ""rn'm't-mg Percpher Lemon to bean Associate Judge for Wayne county. Mr. Darsie, from the Select Committee, to which was referred the letter from the Secretary at War, reported a bill ceding to the United States three lots of ground, purchased for an IT S. Arsenal, at Pittsburg. Mr. Darsie also read a bill in place, extending the time for the completion of a portion of the Haltiniore and Ohio Railroad, through a corner c the State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sulliven ir place, a bill more effectually to enforce thi judgment of Courts, giving to sentences of Cri minal Courts the effect of judgments retid -red i' civil suits. Monsieur Tonon was introduced by Mr. Hick man, in a n-w suit, viz : a bill to authorize th Elizabethtown and Snrm-rville Railroad Coinpr ny to extend their road by a bridg over the I), law-are, at or near the borough of Fusion, im said borough, or South Easton. Mr. Sullivan offered a resolution requesting th Auditor General to inform the Senate what u tion had been had under the act of last session i relation to the s tth nient of the accounts of .1. H. Andiews, late Clerk ofthe House of Reprc 'entatives. Mr. Darsie moved fo ad. I, 'and whether an action has been had in relation to the collectic of the amount du- the Committee from Frederic Fritz and other" ; which, after some discussio was agreed to. and the resolution adopted. Mr. Fegely offered a resolution for the fii adjournment of the Legislature on the Ith March (?) next. Laid on the table Mr. Sherwood, a resolution of inquiry to t Judiciary Committee, as to the expediency granting jurisdiction to Justices of the Peace hold jury trials (with three justices) in cases as ault and battery and p -tty larceny. Adopt Mr. Hill, a resolution of inquiry to the Co mittee on Finance, as to the expediency ofi porting a bill subjecting State Iduiis and all sa' or tiansfers of State stoi k to such taxes as: imposed cm other seem ities. Mr. Rigler, a resolution of inquiry to the Coi mittee on the Judiciary , as to the expedieney T -stiiig in Couits ol Common Pleas or Com. Commissioners, power to regulate election d tricts. Adopted. Mr Fonlkrod. a resolution fixing the hour 12 on the third Tuesday, inst , as the time f opening and reading ofthe returns of the clc-cti for Governor, and for the appointment of a Jo Committee of ix to escort the Governer elect the House of Representatives Laid on the tab Hoi sk. The matter of alleged fraud in the i lection of Sergeunt at-arms was resumed, a , after some explanation, postponed indefinite! I by a vote of fi:ty to forty three. Vr. Muse, of Allegheny appeared and took t oath f a member. Mr. O llrieii is still abse and one vacancy in Peiks, leaving 9 memb I present. j Mr. Herr read in place a bill to const me : act of 31st May last, so that School Direc I shall assess, for common school purposes, a j m,t less than SI per every taxable inhabit- al! not more than three. Hy the act of last sion, it has been reduced to fifty cents per ta ble, and this act is to renew the old one. Mr. Merryfield read, in place, an act to autre ize the holding of Jury Trials before Justices j the Peace, for certain petty cases, as is the 1 iu New Yo k and other States. Mr. Bayard read, in place, by its title, an for the Suppression of Uiots. The bill provici for the reading or proclamation of the Riot A by peace officers, in the name of the Commo wealth, at any tumultuous, riotous assemblage ti ten or more persons ; and iu case, the person thus riotously assembled do not disperse they may be dispersed and arrested, and shall be imprison ed for from three mouths to three years. The same ienalty is named for obstructing any officer from reading the act at such a gathering. It also provides that force may be used to disperse assemblages, if needed, and awards no damages to those hurt by the use of such force, if they re fuse to retire to their homes or places of business or labor when required to Mr. Hnllingshead read, by title, an act to ex tend to the Districts of Philadelphia the law s row and for years past in fore relating to th sup prtssion pf nuisances in streets, lanes and alleys