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VERMONT PflCENIX.
Fiidar Morning, January 4, 1830.
The Pennsylvania Tioublcs. It appears
thai the difficulllM attending the organization'
of the Pennsylvania Legislature, arc at length
brought to a close by a most exlrndrdinary
movement on the part of the Senate. Last
week we recorded the vote of that body, by
Which they solemnly declared, by a large ma
jority, that the loco foco body pretending to
be the House of Representatives, had no foun
dation for their chiim. Since then, the same
Senate, influenced by a mob, threatening rev
olution, has, by a majority of one, decided to
acknowledge the same House. Loco foco vi
olence has therefore triumphed, and wo be
hold the humiliating spectacle, of a legislative
body in this republic, overawed and controlled
by a mob of reckless and unprincipled men,
among whom were theU. S. Marshall for that
district, and a clerk in the Philadelphia post
office, retainers of the notional administration.
As much has been written on this subject,
nnd as the loco foco papers of co.urse justify
these proceedings, wc vill give a brief history
of the whole atTair.
At the recent election for Member of Con
gress, and Senators and Representatives to
the Stale Legislature, from Philadelphia coun
ty, Ihgersoll, the loco foco candidate for Con
gress, finding thai Nay Inr (Whig) was elected,
managed to ptocure the rejection of the returns
from a portion of the counly, for ulledgcd in
formality, in consequence of which, he (In
gersoll) had a nominal majority nnd received
a certificate of election. It so happened how
ever, that by rejecting these votes, the whole
Whig ticket for the Legislature had a majority
of the votes counted. On the day oflhumect
ing of the Legislature, the Whig members
from Philadelphia county presented them
selves, and aceprding to the rclunifrpm the
Secretary of Stutc, were entitled, by all ihc
rules of parliamentary proceedings, to take
their seats and to act. The Loco Foco candi
dates however, from the samo county, also
appeared and claimed their scats. When the
election of Speaker came on, each party reject
ing the votes of the members from Philadelphia
county of opposite politics to their own, made
out a majority for their own candidate. The
Whigs chose Cunningham, and the Locos,
Hopkins. A seperation followed, and 53
Whigs counting the 8 from Phila. met in one
place, and 56 Loco Focos counting those from
'Phila. in another. Subsequently three mem
bers of the Whjs house deserted to the enemy,
which gave the Loco Focos a quorum of ac
knowledged members.
. But the most d'Vrageous part of Ihc whole
ntTair, is the fact, that at the instigation of In-j
Til 1 -.1 I 1? ... . ... I
gersuu, aim omcr leaning men oi mai jiany, a is a IJemocratic leader of the picseut day 1
.plan was adopted, and unfortunately but too And Secondly, while the loco foco parly have
.successfully carried into effect, to overawe ' been passing Atherton's resolutions in Con
and control the Legislature by the presence of grcss rebuking the ubolitionhtsianddenounc-
o. loco ioco moo oi mimes anu cut throats irotn
Philadclphia, assembled at the seat of govern
ment, nnd holding meetings at which the
most violent language was used, mingled with
threats against individual Whigs, and actually
'crowding the Senate chamber and intenupting
jhe proceedings of that body, and all for the
purpose of procuring eidmission of the loco
foco claimants from Phila. to seats in the
House, by the fear of revolution and blood
shed. Such in fact was the state of things,
that' Mr. Penrose, Speaker of the Senate, was
obliged from fear of assassination, for some
time to absent himself from his place.
Now whatever may have been the merits of
the case in regard to the contested seats, one
thing is clear, that there is and can be no
ground for justification of the violent and rev
olutionary proceedings of the loco foco mob.
We maintain that the Whig members from
-Phila. having been returned as the members
.elect, agreeably to the Constitution, by the
Secretary of State, were entitled to lake their
seals, and to act, as is ahcays customary in
-legislative bodies, until a committee is appoint
ed to investigate the subject, and ihe house
shall decide thereupon. It was but lately that
in the Legislature of one of the Slates, Ohio
we think, n Senator took his seat, which was
fcontested and the Senate not being able or
willing to decide upon Ihe case, he held it till
near Ihe close of the session, when it was de-
cidea against, him. So also in ihe case of
members of Congress. The relumed member
takes his seat, and holds it till the house de
cide that he is not entitled to it. All will re
collect several recent cases in which the seals
of Representatives in Congress were contested,
When the returned members sat and acted
during a good part of the session, and finally
the house being unable or unwilline to decide
the "case, referred the whole subject back to
the people and the members vacated their
seats.
'So also in this case, the only proper course
obviously was, to allow the Whig members
trom I'hila. to lake their scats, until an Inves
tigation could be had, when if not entitled to
them, they would have been ousted,. and their
opponenls would have taken their places, or
the whole subject might have been referred
back to the people to decide by a new election.
This latter course was proposed by the Whigs,
but rejected by the Loco Focos. This would
have been too peaceful and quiet a course to
meet the views of the rioters. They were
not willing to pursue the only legal and con
stitutional course, but were determined lo ac
complish their ends, by violence if in no other
way. There can be no doubt in fact, that if
there had been no mnb and no demonstration
of violence on the pun of (he loco focos, the
course which we have pointed out and which
v as the legal one would have been pursued.
As it is, mob law has triumphed and Tertafn
Whig members overawed by the threau,'aoil
flfarmcd by the riotous .measures of the 'loco
focos, have sacrificed their principles, and the
,.;pnsiliution, for the sake of temporary peace,
ijlu.t. we venture to predict,, that their, constim
jawwill not ,Bauction;MheJr course, and that
the measures of the loco foco party will recoil
upon their own .beads, nnd that at the next
election, the people of Pennsylvania, will pro
nounce a righteous verdict upon a party Which
can be gulliy of such things. The Harrisburgh
Chronicle says,
"Severn! highly respectable citizens, res
iding in this town, who hnvo never taken
any part in politics, have nvowed n deter
mination forlhe future to join the Democrat
ic (WJiig) party, nnd aid in putting down ull
locofocoisms. They declare that it becomes
the duly, ns it is the privilego of every pea
ceable citizen, every lover of law nnd order,
to put down any party, that will for party
ends, commit such outrages upon the laws,
constitution, nnd every civil institution, as
have been perpetrated 'within the last few
days in Harrisburg by the rebel party. The
good people are opening iheir eyes and
that is nil we desire. Locofoco rebels will
have but n sorry nnd short lime of it if the
people only disci:rn the nrrtint knavery by
which iocofoeoism is upheld."
U. S. Senator rno.M Ontd. Benj. Tappan
has been elected to the U. S. Senate from
Ohio, in place of Mr Morris, both Loco Focos.
Vote 51 Whigs, 57 Loco. The N. Y. Ex
press says of him :
" Benjamin Tappan, generally called
Judge Ttippan, chosen us above tho United
Stoles Senator from Ohio, is a native of
Northampton, Mass. When young he learn.
ed the trade of a silversmith, and afterwards
studied law Willi Gideon Granger, in Con
necticut. He however was one of the first
setllers in Ohio ubout the year 1790. He is
n very wnrm Abolitionist; in politics, a Lo
co Foco; in religion, hit is said to be some
thing of the Fanny Wright sehool. He is a
man of great energy of character nnd of ac
knowledged talents "
The Columbus (Ohio) Register states that
he is an abolitionist as well as Mr. Morris,
and adds,
" Bui Mr Tnppan has otherclaims which
irmv uronitiule the mnrnnlea of LornfnUm.
" HV is, we are informed, n disciple of Fan
ny Wright ; and that priestess of infidelity
may now once more rinse her voice in tho
caucus rooms ofihe parly." MrT.it is also
staled, belonged to the "old Federal Putty,
. ... -
wnen tnai rnrty existed."
Here is a pretty piece of consistency in two
respects. First, an old federalist elected by
the proiessedly democratic party. With Tap-
pan, Buchanan, Wall, and oilier eminent and
avowed federalists, in the Senate, the Globe,
and other loco foco papers, may very consist
ently prale about the? federal whigs. lnger
soll too, the loco foco, par excellence, who
has figured so prominently in the Pennsylvania
difficulties, has publickly and ojienly declared.
that, had he lived in thedays of the Ilecolu-
Hon, he should have been a Tonv. and vet he
... . ' '
mcr their measure, in nmniiinti. tl ftn.u.,rn
members and induce ihem to vote for the Sub
Treasury bill, the loco focos of Ohio have
voted to send as their representative lo the
Senate, an abolitionist of the first water ! Such
is the consistency of ihc party. The Colum
bus Is late Journal says :
tCr" Mr Tnppan, the Sennlor elect, is an
old veteran democrat of forty yeurs' slnnd-
In.. II C'-1 '
1115. Kjiuiz-pmuti,
This is ihe first lime wo ever heard Ben
jamin lnppan nccused of democracy. His
federalism has for-" forty yeurs" nnd more.
been beyond reproach. And when he. mi.
pears in the Senate Chamber, such old fed-
ernlisis us Wall, Buchanan, and Willi-ims.
win give 111111 tue nncientgrip ol brotherly
love.
ICr"MrEwinff (Whin) did not mm.
mnnU lu3hnv federal vow," Statesman.
tint IJeni.iuiin Tnnnnn did: and whv
should he not a federalist when fed-i-.-!!.
ism was respeclnble.
JCr" For Aiioutionists who 00 with the
Loco Focos. The Gao Law. The Eman
cipalor, the organ of the abolitionists, contains
a long article on the vole on Ihe Gag Law in
Congress, and sums up the whole hv sinlinir
thai ior one nothern Whig voted in favor of
the Gag, while Fifty three Loco Focos,
voica ior u, ana only twelve opposed, while
the whole phalanx of northern whigs went
against it. "But what shall we say of the
bastard Democracy of the free slates, which
13 loud in FAVoit of E0.UAL nioiiTs, and j'ksiicc
to the working men, and yet will, with its
own hands, shut the door of access to the
friends of the Southern laborer. For the
sake of securing the votes of slave holders in
favor of ihe Sub Treasury, FIFTY THREE
freereprcsenialives'YLoco Focts) "of northern
freemen have sold themselves to political in
famy." Four of ihe New Hampshire mem
bers voted for the gag. They will doubtless
be remembered by (he abolitionists of that
Slate in March.
C- TnEMENnous effects or the Match
less Sanative I Much has been said of the
wonderful effects of this powerful medicine,
but the most remarkable operation' that we
have heard of was in ihe case of the Postmas
ter and Sub Treasurer at Pekin, Illinois. He
was the depositary of the medicine in that
place, and had about $1200 worth in his hands,
and so powerful did it prove, that it carried
him clean off bodily, one night, with about
?5no also of the public money ! He wus last
seen In the direction of Texas, A section
ought immediately to be incorpoiatcd in the
new Sub Treasury bill, prohibiting tho sub
treasurers from keeping this powerful agent
on deposit, in, connesion with the public
money I
ATHEnTON's Resolutions.Ii i, said that
all Ihe Loco Foco Members of Congress from
Connecticut dodged the, vote ;on Atherton's
Anti-Abolition resolutions, except Whilt)esy.
The election comes on in that State soon !
They wouldn'tjioe the mark, eremto save the
Sub Treasury hirwH Jose.their owM's'eaU I
CONGRESS,
Pennsylvania ArrAtns.
In Ihe House, Mr Fry (Looo) Indroduced a
resolution of inquiry in regard to the demand of
Guv. Ritner, on the President for a rhilitary
force to keep the peace at Harritburgb. Mr
Pctrikin (Loco) deuied that there had been
any mob ifcc. when
Mn Naylok ( lug, whose seat Inner-
soil intends to claim in the next Congress)
rose and said tliul he would vote for (lit: res
olution 11s it had been modified; but that ut
the same lime he must express the hearty
regret which he felt that this subject had
been brought before the House in the onn
in which it now stood. He coiiginlulatcd
the country, however, if indeed it was a
cause of congratulation, that the members of
the Administration parly were themselves
beginning to move for inquiries. He knew
what the object of the inquiry wns, so soon'
ns the motion wns submitted this morning.
He knew that Us object was pnltticul excite
ment. It v.Tis to furnish p.irugrnphs to the;
Globe, nnd to sustain the oificcrs ofl
tho Government of tho United Stntes
in their ellbrts to usurp, through the main
11m otn mob, the Government of the Slate ol
Pennsylvania. j
1 do not recollect (continued Mr N.) tha
my honorable rollengue who first addressed
the House (Mr Biddle) said any thing about
tin nnrenno urnrnmwl in fltie mnlhic ut Mtiri
w.fc.-t, ........ . ... ,
risunrg. 1 do not recollect thai hu said nnyi
thing 10 cnll lortli the warlike lire ol him
who had just piececded tue. (Mr Pelrikin )
But I say now, in my place, mid I know ex
actly what 1 say, that they were for the most j
part n inob rm n. soiiiu ol them, going from f
thu county ol I'hilatlelphia. having no in- .Vl.s, ... m occasionally have nn inquiry;
terest 111 Hai risburg, led on by the officers of; Lmi siri ,u.y mle 10 K.nr ile truth: they
the General Government, for the purpose ofjwollj lrnmple upon it; they would Mifle it.
uekiuiin' iu me ii-j;i3iiiiiire, iissemuieii Ull
tier the constitution 11 ml the luivj, (hut thus :
they should do, that "thus fur they should j
go, nnd no lurtlier."
But yet l he gentleman (Mr Pelrikin) inys
tliul these men were pe.1cc.1ble citizens, and
no mob. Let roe stale a fuct. I have my
self received letters since my nrrivnl in thij
eilv. since ihe commencement of these dis
uironnces, leinntr uie yes, sir, icarmn
me appealing to my lenrs, ami telling me'oClie voles of the county. The other Judy
that 11 1 oared to come here nnd uttempt tces
iiiKeinyseai n sent 10 wincll 1 Hud been
honored by a ninjoriiy of neatly a thou
sand the siune men who have fiured
,n 1
these scenes at Hnrrisbuig would thron"
your Hall, would speak from youi gallery.
nrni urive you, sir, irom innt uiiairi 1 ap
peal lo the People of the country I nsk ev
ery man in this House, be he a Democrat
or what he may, 10 whatever pnrly he may
belong I appeal 10 you, as the descendenti
of ihe men of '70 I ask vou. wmt think
you of those who would make such threats 7
ure they peaceful, law-abiding citizens, or
ore they a mob? 1 ask vou whether vou
intend lo sustain these men in the work of
wrong, of outnige and usurnaiion. which
they have commenced?
Mr Speaker, 1 know something of the con-
troety now going on nl HurrUburg. I
nave indeed occasion to know something
ubout it, for the immediate and primary cause
of the whele wasnn attempt lo cheat mu out
of my light too seal on this floor, to which
I was elected by a lurce mnioritv of ihc free
men of the third Congressional district of
I'ennsylvunin the people whom I repre
sent. And, sir, if 11 be not out of place here,
seeing that much has been said of nn indefi
nite character by the gentleman who imme
diately preceeded me, (Mr Pelrikin,) I will
briefly relate, in order that the People may
know, what arc the causes of the unhnppy
controirrsy now going on ut Hurrisburg, if
such nn outrngge can bo called a contro
versy. Sir, the gpnlleman lias tnlked of Whig
mobs, of bunk-iies of Biddle-iies, of Rimer
he?, and all other bind of ites lhat run so
vividly through his imagination. For my
self, 1 know no such disiinction. I spenk nf
my people ns tho American people, as my
countrymen j when they 11 re right, 1 will sus
tain them, without regurd lo p.irly.nnd when
tlu-y are wrong, 1 must coinmis'ernte their
errors, w hile at the same lime I oppose
them. The whole eonlroversy nrises, as I
have said, from an unhullowed attempt, by
fraud nnd violence, lo take from me my seat
on this floor I
. The Chair here interposed, nnd said lhat
the queMion as lo the right ol nny piny 10 n
seal in this House wns not now'under dis
cussion, and that nny debate directed to that
point wus out of order.
Mr Nnylor resumed. I am not going to
assert my right to a seat. This House, I
know, has not the right to decidu on that
question. When 1 present myself here in
the legislative Hull of my country, ns. God
willing, 1 intend to do, in definnce of the
amply threats and the loudly denounced ter
rors 01 these men, it will then bo for the
House lo determine whether 1 &h lake m v
seal, or whether ihev will hull imnr'l
trample on the suffrages of the people I rep
resent, by aiding tuiotlier person in the usur
pation cil it, because he is n member of ihe
'LuiiiiuiMriition puny 1 1 say, then, that 1
nm not about 16 show thnt I am enlllleil In n
sent in the twenty-sixth Congress, except for
the mere purpose ol connecting this mailer
with the other, that the whnhi nfii ,.,
be understood ; for, without 11 knowledge of
uicuiir, jtuu cniiiiui unuersianii iho oilier.
For this purpose, I want logo into the histo
ry of the trnnsndtion ; and as thu ffentlemnii
wno has preceded me has gone so wide rjf
the mark, nnd prated of blood und war, nnd
tne majesty olthu assembled people at -Hnr
risburg, 1 hope I may be permitted lo lol
low him, so far nt least ns to reply to his
statements, nnd disclose ihe whole truth I
1 ask for liberty 10 spenk the iiuth I Not lo
ndvocnle nny party, bin merely to stale thu
iruin i Anu win you deny me this reason
note boon I
The Chair again interposed, nndsnid that
ho did not understand that either of the gen
tleman's colleagues had entered upon, the
merits of tins' question, nor was it in oldvr
so to do, Any thing relating to the resolu
tion was in order.
Mr Nayjor resumed. I understand tfio
resolution jt!nectiyv My colleague (Mr-
PctrikinVhas stated that these persons en
gaged ot Hnrnisburjr .were not ft thob, but
thin they were thi'nssemblcd democracy of
Pennsylvania, peacefully obeying the requi
sition ol duty ? I Hike issue with him on
that point, and I wish to refer lo the history
of these transactions, lo shew tbat tl posi
tion he has assumed cannot be loJotnined.
After nnolhcrinterposilion nn the the part
of the Chair, in which the Chair directed
the attention of Mr N. to the subjeci-mnlter
of the resolution, nnd the facie connected
therewith-
Mr Nnylor resumed. Well then, ns I
cannot slate thu truth, but can stnte lv facts,
even, 1 suppose, if they are true, 1 will men
tion nnUvfusl fuel n fuel which is conce
ded on ull sides t lint 1 wan elected u mem
ber of the tlCih Congress.
I stnl e another fuct, that certain persons
in Philadelphia, nssisted by officers of the
General Government, one oflbem the man
who litis been most nclive in the disturban
ces at Murrisburgv resolved to cheat mu out
of the due returns for my senlj- That is n
Mother fact, which no man who has thu least
regard for truth will deny.
I itiscrt.tisthu third f.icl, that these men.nnd
amongst them this officer of the General
Government nnd the man who wns my op
ponent 1 he man who, had lie liv?d in the
days which "tried men's souls," "would
Imve been n Tory," went before the seven
teen Return Judges nnd endeavored to get
ten of them to make n partial return ol the
county of Philadelphia such a return as
would suit their own purpose.
The Chair said ull this was entirely out
ol order.
Mr Nnvlnr. The members ci' the Ad'
minisirution parly move, for internes. O,
If 1 cannot :
nt-nlt Ihn iriilli Here. ran nt
,.,St t0 so ovrr my
pn.)er3i Yes, sir. 1 1
can spenk the 1,-uth there
in ci fiance ol Ihem ; nnd I will do ii I
Hie
Whole story shall belold.
The Chairiig.iin called lo order.
Mr Nnylor. Well, sir, these ten return
Judges did do ns they were commanded.
They did innke a return, such us had been
required, of something upwards of I no thirds
,Vonlil Imve inado n correct relorn, nnd
begged lor hours, in the Hall of (ndepen
. dence, inVI hiladi.'lphia, lo be allowed lo
make n full nnd correct return for the whole
county. Bui, sir
The Chair said the gentleman wns out of
order.
Mr Naylor said he knew that iWA some
times was a very ilisngreealilethin
And then Mr N. look his seat.
Mr Birdsnll ruse, und wns Undeislood to
say thai, as he did not see thai tiny useful
object could be iitluineil by protracting this
debute, he would more the previous ques
tion. Mr Naylor cluimed the floor. He had
not yielded il, except in obedience to what
he understood lo be the injunction of the
Chnir thnt h should take his seat
Thu Chnir snid he hail understood the
gentleman from Pennsylvania ns having
yielded the floor.
Mr Wise moved thnt the gentleman from
Pennsyhatiiu Imve leave to proceed in or
der. i lie Chair said that motion would take
precedence of the demand for the previous
question, j ne question, however, could on
ly be put on leave to proceed in order, as no
member could by the rules, huve leave lo.
proceed out ol order.
The Yens and Nays were demanded on
the motion for leave, which were ordered,
anu, being taken, were tens 150; nays
00. .
3 U -
Mr Nnylor then resumed. Mr Spenker.Inm
nt n loss to know whnt is in order. A mn.
ment ago. it was in order, ns 1 underMood,
lor my colleague (Mr Petiikiu) to bandv
t. -. . . 1, . . .-
iinrsu epmieis, to cnua portion nl ihe Legis
lature of Pennsylvania bunk-it t-s. milium.
sons, Ritner-ites, nnd federalists ; lo say thai
the men who had been carrvinc on these
movements at Hnrri3burg were not n mob,
but the democracy of Pennsylvania assem
bled in iheir mnjesty, und peacefully nnd le.
gnlly usseriing their rights. Ami now I
iindemiind that it is not in order to disprove
these allegations, maintain the side of the
law nnd Constitution, and to vindicate tli
officers of the law I
The Chair said his decision had been thnt
it wns not in order to wander from the sub.
jet i before the House, by entering into ques-
uuna uoniieciea wnn 1110 election returns in
i'ennsylvunin.
Mr Nnvlor resumed. Whnt f
then and 1 spenk with entire respect to
the Chair that it is impossible for me to
coniroveit nny of the positions assumed bv
..... Anii.... 1 1 -.. . J
M) luiii-uy iil- imiesa i nm permitted 10 stale
facts, truth, and if it be out of order m Sim-
iheruM, then I have nothing more lo say.
'PI... m..i !.i .1.... .1. 7 . s .
1 ur vnuir sum nun uie oniy uesire 01 Hie
Chair wns lo confine tho debate within its
proper limits, nlieongh sometimes remarks
were made which it was not in the nowor
of the Chair to nrrcst on the moment.
Mr Nuvlor. I want to show from fuels
lhat are incontrovertible, not that one or the
other set of cnndidnies nro entitled, lo their
seats, bill that such n stale oflhings had been
produced in Pennsylvania ns lo tlvyove it
upon the Legislature, as nn irrestihlo duly,
to decide upon the nintler between the
claimants for seats. I want to show thnt
the individuals v ho raised the distuibance
were the very individuals who preven
led n .return of members lo the Leuisla
lure from ihe county of Philndelphin, who
mndu it thedutv oflhe Lecislnlure to inves
tigate lio whole mutter, und thnt (ifier buying
imposed upon Iho Legislature this, duty,
which it copld noljlirow oflT, which it. mu6t
meet and, perform, they go to Hiirrisbnrg,
cry nloud for blood, nnd say to (he Legishi.
lure, you shnllnot investigate and decide,
tho question wo wjll decide it or vou,
and, if you dare resist our decision, we "will
drive vou from the Capitol I This, sir, is
whnt 1 want to prove, nnd 1 can prove it, I
do pot want to maintain the right of. either
set of candidates to their seals.
' In the first place, tlieji," l. jitutf jlmt there
were no legal returns from, the .county of
Pliilndrlnln'n ta ih I ,o Ulniiirn of Pennsyl
vania", because, among others some of thU
individuals who raised the disturbances nt
HUrrisbtftc lid ve prevented those returns:
nnd, that being the ense. the Legislnture was
obliged by the Constitution nnd the laws, to
decide between the two'sels of claimants.
Then, I statu nsnnother fuel, (fori will
not enter inlo detuil.) that these men, nnd
others who prevented the returns, and impo
sed upon the Legislature the necrssity of
ueciuiug tue iiiiuier, proceeueu 10 miins
burg, for the purpose nf declaring that thu
Lecislature should not decide this mutter;
thnt they drove ihe Speaker from the chair,
en I let! nloud for thu blood of individual mem
bers bv nitme.nnd threatened the Governor
of Pennsylanin, who has been stigmatized
here (for, I suppose thnt the gentleman who
mnile use of ihe term intended it ns n stig-
mu) ns being tin Anti-mnson and a l-ederiil-
1st Theru wns no Government. I-or the
space of nearly n welt, the Executive of
Pennsylvania could not get 10 the kxeculive
Chamber. The members of the Legislature
could not get to their seals; the doorsweu
closed ngninst them, nnd to nil but thu
favored few.w'hom these men iho 1 g lit proper
to admit. Under these circumstances, 1
suppose, for I know nothing about il, the
bxecuuve of Pennsylvania culled on the
Executive oflhe Unileil Slnles lo interfere;
nnd for doing this, lie was stigmatized 111 tile J
ranting tiudc lo which we huve listened,
Irom my collengue. (Mr IMriken) w ho, I
blush to own it, has openly encouraged this
resistance !o law, mid pubficly gloried in the
outrages w hich I feel have so deeply disgra
ced Pennsylvania.
Mi Whittlesey, of Connecticut, called Mr
Nnylor to order, nnd wns remarking on the
amount of business which Iny before the
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iiiiiji-, anu uie nui.iiMT 01 pennons which
other gentlemen had to present, when he
was htmscll culled to order by many voices.
Mr Nnylor said : It is not I who huve con
sumed the lime ol'thc House. I nm ready
and anxious lo apply myself to the business
which lays before it. 1 nm ever ready to
work. Who introduced this resolution?
Did I ? W.i it 1 who made the motion to
suspend the rules for its introduction? nnd
did 1 demand the yeas and nuys? This in
quiry came from 1111 extraordinary part of
the House. We had an inquiry moved the
other djy from n gentleman from. Massa
chusetts, (Mr Adams,) and I up pen I to that
gentluiimii to say whether he had found the
Administration parly willing to join him inland those co'unties whose representatives
sustaining Ai's inquiry 1 No, sir; that wns have deserted their posts, ta proceed to fill
an inquiry which the country demanded, 1 the vacancies. Let the Legislative body 'be
and which would expose lo the light of day .filled and-iet them, act as a "Provisional
the doings of those in high places connected ' Gorernmenl" until such time as the Senate
wilh the General Government. Thnt inqui
ry was smothered I
Mr Hopkins here called Mi Naylor to
order.
Mr Naylor. I wns interiunted nnd ap
pealed to by the gentleman from Connecti
rut f!r Wtiiltlci it-hn c,il-i,nM.l lii .m. !
peal bynn.urg.ime.it addressed lo me. All
this was in order nnd proper, I suppose.
uui the moment 1 ntieinpt 10 make a reply
to ihut uppenl, the moment my lips ure open
to vindicate mvself, I nm out of order.
What kind ofjuslicu is this ?
The Chair said it uns not in order. The
gentleninn must confine his remarks to the
question before the House.
Mr Nnylor. I will say no more. I
should huve liked, for the sake of the coun
try, to have (old thu truth und thu whole
truth of this disruceful disturbance I In
doing which, I would hnvc fovored no par
ty. I would have told the naked truth I
But, sir, you would not suffer me. You
will have inquiry sometimes yes. you will
have inquiry but, then, the inquiry 11111M be
partial, nil on one side I You will ik for
information but vou vrnnl information nil in
your favor. I usked to tell the whole siorv,
nnd 1 was gagged. This House, or at least
a portion of it, "hates the light because its
deeds ure evil."
Here Mr Naylor wns loudly called to or
der.
Destructive Finr, A fire broke out
nl tho Winooski Fulls, ubout two miles from
this villnge. nt uboul two o'clock on Friday
morning, which for extent of damages has
probubly never been equalled in this State.
Il orginaied in the Store room of thu Win
ooski Block manufacturing Company, und
in a short timu the whole building together
with all the vnluable machinery was en
tirely destroyed. The machinery alone in
llns building cost horn 330,000 to 810.000.
The shop adjacent, occupied ns 11 munufnc
lory of mncheneiy of various kinds, was al
so entirely destroyed with nil its contents, as
were likewise an" extensive saw-mill, paper
mill, nnd Woollen Manufactoiy. From the
latter building, we learn that the Wool nnd
cloth was principally rescued, ns were nlso
four looms ; the rest oflhe vujnable machin
ery, we regret losay, was vniirely destroyed.
The total loss cannot be Jess than 880,000.
There wins tin insurance in the Mutual for
915,000, which 11s far ns wo enn learn is
the only insurance existing; on any part of
the properly. Sentinel. -
Anotiiiik Ftnr.. On Monday afternoon
about 3 o'clock, 11 fire hroko but in ihe buil
ding attached to the Glass Manufactory in
this village, belonging to Messrs. Smith nnd
Wilkins. The building wns used ns n
Siorc house and culling room. The goods
from the store room were principally suved;
btitnliput 300 boxes of glass, nm! 200 bush
els of coarse grain, together with the build
ing, we regret to say, were entirely destroy,
ed, A small building ndjacent, belonging:
to the samo establishment wns nlso consum
ed. The loss is estimated nt about 81.500
on which we believe there was no insurance.
Wo are happy to learn that thu business 0
the esiahiisluncnt will not be retarded by
this nccident. Butlhghn Sentinel,
. A young lady recently committed suicide
in Springfield, Ohio, because she had too
iriany lovers, ohd.couldn't decide which to
inKe. it wns rt "pniiiluHy interesting case,
The pigs in Cincinnati complain thnt the
river is no low, that, tiey can Imjdly get
vater enough to. wel their whistles. . Cc-rise.
quent)y. tiercjias Vcri! iqufnlingjthon
Wstinl, - . .
LATEST FROM HARRISBURGH.
if any doubt existed in any mind, of the ille
gality of the organisation -of the Loco Foco
Hbuscof Representatives, It must now be dis
aipated by the fact, that it was deemed nccess
ry to reorganise it, after the successful result of
the efforts ol'thc mob lo overawe certain mem
bers of the Senate as before related. - On the
27lh, Speaker Hopkins resigned, and was forth
with rc-cleclcd, there being present n quorum
of acknowledged members. Thus the Loco V
cos themselves, by this act, admit the illegal
ity nf their former proceedings. How much
foundation is there then for the hue and cry rais
ed by the loco foco ncwspapers,ro-echocd by the
Democrat, because the Senate refused lo go
into joint ballot for U.S. Senator bn the day
appointed, with this illegal House. The elec
tion of Stale Treasurer was postponed to Jan.
IGih, and a resdlution passed to adjourn' till
Jan 12lh. Gov. Ritners Message was laid on
the table oflhe House, and not head. What
else could be expected of such a set of men 0
t lie loco focos of lhat body have proved them
selves lo be. A pretty precedent truly. How
would it appear if Congress should adopt Ihc
same course luwnrds a President of opposite
politics lo that oflhe majority.
ICI" We hope our readers, one and all wil Igive
Mr Nnylors remaiks in Consrcss, on ihe Pcnn-
sylvania troubles, an attentive perusal. Truly
we have reason to tremble for our institutions
when Locofocuism is carried so far as lo threat
en the lives of (hose who jlare lo oppose it!
But give the fellows rope and they will hsng
themsclves. We add the following from the
llnrriburgh correspondent of a Loco Foco pa
per, lo show that our representation of ihe ulli
mnle design oflhe parly in Pa. had they not suc
ceeded in overawing the Senate, was not exag
agcrated. The proposition below is nothing
less than a Revolution I
"The derision of the Senate has been an
licipnted for 6ime days past, nnd was pro
crastinated from tiny to dny in hopes'thnt
the people nssembled in Hnrrisburgh would
disperse ; in this they hnve been disnp
pojnted. Thousands of the freemen of
Pennsylvania ure still in attendance, nnd
ready ut 11 moment's warning to DniVKTiin
usurirKKB rnoM THKin seats. But as
nil good Democrats are friends of the consti
tution and the laws, forbearance may be er-
eercisi-d ujiV it ceases to le a virtue. It n
1 imii .iiiiu iui uiitt-iis ui 1 miiiiieinma.
r..tl : r- .1 :.: rri.:t-.i..ti
shall le purged by a Convention of the peo'
pie oflhe foul and moral pollution by' vhich
it is corrupted."
MAncti or Science. In the Senate of .tho
United Stales on Tuesday of last week, Mr.
; uchanJn presented a petition from-John P.
''N'1 Lsf- s'aj'ng that he had discovered the
" '""""5 iracis 01 country,
and proposing to make the experiment at bis
own expense, provided, if he succeed, that
Congress would give him a premium p so
much for live miles, and at a like rale for any
greater extent of surface. The petitioner pro
fessed still higher powers, viz. to raise, at his
pleasure, the Ohio river.
Mr. Buchanan admitted that nil Ihese
things wern strange, passing strniicr,anii:
though he did not profess to huve full faith
in the powers of the petitioner, yvt thero
were more thincs in philosophy than- were
usually dreamed of This he would sayr
thai he wns personally acquainted wiih tho
genilemnii, and that he wns not only very
respectable, but lifuhlv intell ioi.nl - nnd Ii,.-
sides, ihe petition wus signed by some oJho
most sciemific nnd literary gentlemen, in
Philndelphin, w ho stnte that his views aro
founded on strict philosophical principles,
nnd that it wus highly probable he would
succeed.
Air. Crittenden .wns nnderflood to sny
linn he wns particularly nlnrmed ntthe sug
gestion that the Ohio river was nbout to bs
put unuer the peculiar cnreol the petitioner.
Ho might, in some fit of misanthropy,
involve us nil in eternnl clouds, nnd might
even bring another flood lo desolate, iho
earth ; so that nnless the petitioner could
show that he could nlso remedy these i-vilit,
und manufacture sunshine ns well ns 'rain,
Mr. Crittenden would rather he would not
go on in these experiments, nnd he was un
willing to encourage one in the attempt
merely to produce rnin, unless he could nlso
make sunshine. Mr. Crittendeli thought
ihis seemed lo be conceived in the spirit of
the sub irensury system, lo extract fiom tho
heavens iheir stores of rain, nnd put jhein
up in cisterns of our own, lo use nccordin'"
to our own wisdom. Mr. Crittenden thought
that the system of Providence on this snh.
jeet was, on the whole, belter than any
I mill nmill H a I .1 1 . r
....... wu iiiviiii, null m tr.o nanas ol Provi
dence he was disposed lo leave it. Mr. Bu
chanan said he hoped, if the petition couM
not be refer jed, thnt it would be laid on tho
table; which was acquiesced in.
A Captuue Officer Coulson succeeded
on Saturday evening in tracing out one ofthu
most extensive depredators upon store and
nnd manufactories that hns infested ,otir
our community for u long time ; and-, with
officer W. B.Thnycr. seized tho rogue near
the Cnpijol Park, where hu wns p'romerm
ding Willi a companion, and nfler u severe
struggle, in which the pnir wcro nicely
floored, Me rogue wns put in laee and slow
ed nwny in jajl. This rogue is the notori
cms Silos P. Phelps of Wt stfield, Mass, nnd
is supposed to hnve committed or pnriicipn
ted in more robberies than nny other mnn.in
this part ofthu country, nnd is noiy n'p
prchended on n chnrge of rqbhlng tio whip
.factory, ,o,Messrs. Riitnm & Qo:, nnd seyeV
nl stores &c in, the vicinity of Wesificd, .
Alb, Jive. Journal.
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An editor in Hnltford saye ho shall pay
more -itonijoii to tho clergy 'and thcit viow.

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