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trans-; a' of of en-J on off Sa its be Mr. Thomas, of Davidson, introduced a bill to incorporate the Davidson Mining and Smelting Company. Mr. Gilmer, a bill in faTor of the Sheriffs of the State. . ; Mr. Woodfin, a bill to revive and amend an act passed in 1805, to establish- an. Academy in Buncombe. Mr. Bower, a bill to open and improve a road in Ashe County. ' , The Senate agreed to a proposition from the House to elect four Trustees of the University on Monday next at 12 o'clock. The hour of 12 having arrived, the Senate proceeded to the special order of the day, being a bill to lay off a Turnpike road from Salisbury west to the line of tie State of Georgia; the question being on the amendment proposed by Mr. Conner, to strike out Salisbury, and insert "Charlotte, and thence by Beattie's Ford, the direct route to Mor-ganton," Nr, Atkin introduced a resolution to adjourn sine die on the 15th of January, which, on motion of Mr. Wadsworth, was laid on the table. A message was received from the Senate transmitting the following engrossed bills and Resolutions. A bill to establish a Toll bridge . across the French Broad River. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. To provide for the settlement of Estates. Referred to Committee on the Judiciary. A Resolution in favor of Thos. Riddick. Referred to the Commtttee on Private bills. ' Mr. Dancy, from the Committee on Private bills, reported favorably to the bill to incorporate Concordia Lodge of I. O. O. F. in Beaufort passed its lid reading. Mr. Sitterthwaite, from the Select Committee to whom was referred Whitney's plan of a Rail Road, reported the following resolutions which was adopted by a vote of 70 to 24. 1st, Resolved, By the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, That we approve of the project of Mr. Asa Whitney of New York for the construction of a Rail-Road from Lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean, it being an individual enterprise. 2d. Hesolved, That his Excellency the Governor be and he is hereby requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolution to each one of our Senators and Representatives in Congress and to the Governors of the several States of this Union. Mr. Satterthwaite moved to take up ami consider the bill to repeal an act to establish the county of Polk. Carried. The bill passed 2d reading. SENATE. Saturday, Dec. 30. The following engrossed bills, among others passed their first reading. To incorporate tho Newbern Manufacturing Company. To alter the times of holding the Superior and county Courts of Lenoir. The Senate proceeded to the order of the day The bill for the establishment of a Hospital for the Insane of North Carolina. After able and eloquent remarks upon the bill by Messrs. Gilmer, Peterson, Washington and Thomas, it passed its third reading. Mr. Fcrebee.'from the Committee appointed to make arrangements for inducting into office the Governor elect, reported a plan of arrangement which was concurred in by the House. The bill to lay off and establish a new County by the name of Watauga, was then taken up. On this questioh there was a short debate between Messrs. Spivey, Courts, Hayes, Dobbin, White Gambill, Fcrebee, Satterthwaite and Miller. Mr. Stanly moved to strike out the name Watauga. Lost. The bill then passed its second rcadl ing. Mr. Spivey moved that the House adjourn. Lost. Mr. Washington presented a bill to repeal an act. passed at last Session relating to Pilots, which passed its first reading. The bill to authorise the late Sheriffs of Craven and Anson to collect arrears of taxc3. passed its third reading. The bill to provide for making a Turnpike Road from Salisbury west to the line of the State of Georgia, was laid upon the table for the present. The hour of 12 having arrived, the Senate, according to the joint agreement, of the two Houses, proceeded to attend the Inauguration of Governor Manly in tho Commons Hall. When the ceremony was concluded, the Senators returned to thir Chamber, and the Speaker resumed the Chair. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Mr. Stevenson introduced a resolution, concern the improvement of the Indian Tribes, and on ins: motion of Mr. S. it was made the order of the day for Thursday. Mr. Cherry moved to make the bill for the better regulation of Common Schools the order of the day for Friday next. Carried- Grccly in Congress. Horace Grcely, of the Netc York Tribune, who is a Member of the House of Representatives, from New York City, has gotten himself into hot water, by charging upon certain members an illegal mode of charging for Mileage. If Horace would keep his Utopian schemes for perfecting the present .state of mankind, out of Congress, and act as a sentinel over the Treasury, he may be a useful member after all. We find the following report of the proceedings in Congress, in relation to the charge above referred to, in the Baltimore Sun. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Wednesday, Dec. 27th. Mr. Sawyer rose to a question of privilege, and referred, at some length, to a publication in the New York Tribune, in which, be among other members, had been accused, he said, of charging and receiving illegal mileage. He proceeded to vindicate himself, and to shew that he had received no more than it had been customary to allow, and that the distance had been calculated by the committee on mileage, in the same way as had been that of other members from Ohio, and upon the the same kind of information. Mr. Henlyand Mr. Green, both of whom have served upon the committee on mileage, explained what had been the practice in calculating the mileage of members and stated that tha informa tion upon which they had acted had been derived, not from the members, but from the Post-office Department, from the Post-office Schedule, Guide Books, &c. No difficulty had hitherto been made in reference to this mode of calculating, and if thcrc was any fault any where, it was not attributable to the members. Mr. Turner, of Illinois' one of tho members implicated most seriously by the accusation in the Tribtm, tpoke at 'considerable length, and with much severity, upon the course of that paper in this matter, and pronouneed the whole article a tissue of misrepresentation and falsehood. ' At the close of his remarks, Mr. Turner offered a series of resolutions, instructing the Committee on Mileage to enquire and report first, whether, during the preseut Congress, any greater mileage than usual had been received by any members ; and if so. by whom, how and in what manner, it has been computed ; in what manner and by whom allowed? Secondly Whether the publication of the New York Tribune, under the name and authority of Horace Greeley, a member of this Housej does not amount to an allegation of fraud against most of the members of this house, and if so. whether the chiirge be true or false? Thirdly Authorising the Committee to send for persons and papers. Mr. Turner moved the previous question. Mr. Thompson moved to lay the resolutions on the table, but this motion was negatived, by yeas and nays 28 to 128. Mr" Greeley addressed the House at some length in explanation of the article in the Tribune, the mode in which the information had been obtained and the motives which had induced the publication' There being no imputation of illegal charges by the members made in the article. The argument was. that the law ought not to be so const rued as to allow mileage on any greater distance than the shortest mail route, &c. Mr. Turner enquired whether he (Mr. Greeley) was the author of the article 1 . 5 Mr. Greeley replied that the compiler of the tables published was formerly a clerk in the Post office Department, but now employed here for the Tribune, and they had been prepared by his (Mr. G's.) directions. The accompanying remarks were his own. He had taken the nearest for the mem bers residences, and calculated the honest distances by the shortest post routes from thence to the capi- tol at Washington. The differences were not stated to arise from a deviation from the legal route, but what would be the legal route if the shortest was adopted. Mr. King of Georgia, said that he had always refused to give any distance, but had left that to the committee on mileage. Mr. Greeley made some remark, not distinctly heard, in regard to the unwillingness of members to make statements, and the disposition to shrink from responsibility in the matter. v Mr. King wished to know if that remark was intended to apply to him? Mr. rGeeley said that it was intended to apply to no member. Mr. King, (very sternly) why did you use it then? Mr. Greeley proceeded to explain,llnd to state the object he had in view in the publication. The information which he had publised had been obtained from the Post-office books. Mr. Turner Did you know the fact that the Post-office itself did not now use these books? Mr. Sawyer remarked that great injustice had been done him by this publication. He had been accused of charging for three hundred miles further than his coleaugues. Why was this ? Mr. Greeley said that hi3 particular case had not been taken into consideration at all. What he desired was that the true and equitable route should bo fixed by law, or that tho law should be fairly construed. - Mr. Houston of Dalaware, rose and made a few remarks in regard to his own case. The usual route was that invariably travelled by him. The first resolution was then adopted without a division the second by yeas and nays, 100 to 43, and the third, (the power to send for persons and papers) was rejected. Adjourned. The Weather. " Winter is upon us at last. Old Boreas, notorious for his freaks, has paid us orT with interest for the last few days, for the fine weather of December. On Wednesday night, snow, the first this season, fell to the depth of five or six inches. The weather has been decidedly cold for this climate ever since. Wistur's Batai of iid Uicrry. We commend the following- ceitificate to the attetition of our readers, and those who are afflicted to try the remedy: Honesdale, Penn., Janly 10, 1847. Mr. Seth W. Fovvle Dear JSir : You are at liberty to use the following statement for the benefit of the afflicted : In the year 1844 I was attcked with the Liver Complaint, which apparently brought me to the brink of the grave. During my sicknes I was attended by three physicians in our place, but received no help. I also tried the various remedies recommended for such complaints, but they afforded me no relief. As a last resort I was persuaded to try Wistar's Bal- sam or wild uncrry, ana oy using tour doi-tles I was restored to better health than I have enjoyed before for ten years. This statement may be relied upon as strictly true. The above ceitificate was given in the presence of Dr. A. Strong, of Honesdale, who is well Known in ms vicinity asa successful practitioner. Mono genuine, unless si Mied I. BUTTS uo the wrapper. For sale, wholesale and retail by JAMES W. CAIIMER, Newbern, by the dozen, or single bottle, also by Dr. WM. A. SHAW, Washington, and by Druggists generally in North Carolina. Sands' Siirsnnnrilla.- .... . The numerous unsolicited testimonials from individuals of the highest readability, show in the most conclusive and satisfactory manner, the powerful agency this prepara- lion possesses, in arresting and curing dts- eases of the glandular and osseous systems. In its composition on which much of 'its activity and value depend, the most potent simples of the vegetable Kingdom, are united, presenting a preparation, differing entirely in its character and operation from any other now in use. Under its restoring influence, strength and vigor are imparted to the exhauster! system, and health succeeds diseases upon the same principle that Spring succeeds, to Winter and the earth is clothed in verdant beauty under the genial influence of refreshing showers. its approval oy rn3Tsicians ana men .u science, and the uniform success which has marked its use, furnishes proof sufficient to convince every candid and disceming mind of its great superiority and value. Prepared and sold by A. B. & D. SANDS Druggists, 100 Fulton street, New York. Sold also by I. DISOSWAY, Newbern, and W. O'CAIN, Washington, and by Druggists generally throughout tho United States. Price $1 per bottle. Six bottles for fivo dollars. f Br. we been of me. ought lent ing cln(iicat-ite failed were days. taker, kely was Syrup my was hot-tie me, short, I am and of any vN' Vine, Dr. I potent much been years, ever in Dr. Cherry with the by throughout Newbern. 1 Is It who are Bad-way's imparts it. 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  1. The Newbernian and North Carolina Advocate,
  2. 09 Jan 1849, Tue,
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