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P o c tr 2
, , For the Freeman.
Mr. Editor: I see in yonr last paper that a man who
ia willing to be manufactured into a husband is "imme
diately wanted;" and aa that ia the article I for e long
time have wished to be metamorphosed into, I will pro
ceed to make known my qualifications, and instead of lea
ving my proposals with the "Doctor" at the "Telegraph
office," I apply to you and empower you to act a charge
d'afTairs in the premises. , Impatient to know the result
of your e Sorts, ,
-' I remain Yours, etc. U. S.
Since I heard, lady fair, that a husband you wanted,
With a vision of hope I've been hourly haunted;
And 1 fain would exchange my lone, bachelor's life.
For snug, little home, and a gay, handsome wife.
A pattern of husbands, I know I should make,,
Nor never would cause you a aingle heart-ache;
I'd be so precise I'd avoid all your strictures,
For I deeply detest those aaid "curtain lectures,"
I would be too devoted to suffer a smile, ...
Tho' 'twereEve's fairest daughter that sought to beguile.
Never fear that the girls will find me on their track.
For too well have I learned all their trick with the sack,
And a few evenings sinee, if the truth should be told,
I got it mtsclf, and I have it to hold. : - , ,
A useless a thing is a bachelor's life, . ' '
A an unhandled, rusty, old blade of a knife.
And if you'll consent to become but the handle -
Of this now useless .blade; or to be aa a candle
To illumine my path; npon me you may lean.
As in life varied field we shall quietly glean.
In years I'm not wanting, of that be assured;
I am not too young to be amply matured. .
As to stature, though tall I've the rheumatis' so,
Aod stoop so when walking you might think me low.
I think with my hair you'll be satisfied quite,
For though it is neither dark-colored nor light,
Though in fact I have none, yet a wig I can find,
If you'll but name the color, 'twill just suit your mind.
My eyes are of that undefinable hue, . blue.
Which cannot be called grey, neither black, brown, nor
My nose is not Grecian, nor Roman, and yet,
'Titfaa perfect a smeller a ever you met
My breath was once sweet as the purest of meed,
But I am addicted to using "the weed;"
Yet rather tbau that you a "husband should lack, O,"
Why, 1 will give up my dear comfort tobacco.
Unless for the tooth-ache, 1 sometimes may nee it,
Then I'm certain my fair one, that you can excuse it.
And I guess 1 could kiss till your sweet lips would blister,
Then 1 have such a graceful, and elegant whisker!
So much for my person, and now my profession: .
(I acknowledge that wealth is not in toy possession,)
Though you have not named it t am sure it will suit,
For 'tis mine to instruct young "ideas to shoot. "
That my beauty' peculiar, I make the confession,
But modestly trust it will make an impression.
Now if I assent, Miss, to all your conditions; . .
You surely will grant me two simple petitions;
First, then; you most never put on a "blue stocking."
For to me the idea is perfectly shocking;
And last, never think of a merchant or proctor, '
And above all, avoid a young sprig of a "doctor;"
In short, I shall claim undivided attention,
Which through all future life must not suffer declension
Theu O say but the word that shall make U S both blest,
For I never, dear M. E ,'no I never shall rest
Until on thy fair brow my warm lips have been prest.
Then shall sweetest contentment once more be my guest.
ill tsceila neons.
Keep the Sabbath.
Let the following admonitions be read, remem
bered and heeded. They m;tke up as good a ser
raon as could be preached in so few words:
If you would be a friend, one of the best friends
of the human body keep the sabbath.
If you would honor one of the best friends of
the human intellect and general education keep
the sabbatlu , '
If you would favor a grand illumination of pub
lic conscience, and, by such agency, a poweful sup
porter of civil law keep the sabbath. -
If you would sustain a law which gives great
power to all other divine laws in the human mind
keep the sabbath.
If you would support that which keeps promi
nently in the sight of man all the great truths of
Kevelation keep the Babbath. ,
If you would sustain that which powerfully
guards men from vice and crime keep the sab
bath. ' -
If you would favor an agency pre-eminently ef
ficacious in making men for - the eternal scenes of
love and joy -keep the sabbath.
; -Walking a Wire.
On last christmas day some reckless, fool-bardv
adventurer announced that he would walk across
the Savannah river near the city on a single wire,
but after getting an anxious crowd together he fail
ed to accomplish it, for the simple leason that he
was afraid to make the attempt On JNew Year s
day, however, he declared he positively would per
form what he promised, and at the appointed time
appeared in a gay fancy dress, scraped the rosin
upon the soles of his shoes, mounted the wire and
grasped the balance pole, moved forward and re
treated whence he came. A second attempt car
ried him further, but the swing of the wire made
it every moment more and more difficult for him to
maintain a perpendicular ; in evidence of which his
balance pole jerked about fearfully. At last it was
palpable that it was impossible either to go for
ward or back, and after 6waytng an instant or two,
man, finery, and balance pole wnt down together
into the tawny waters of the Savannah, wheuce
they were soon rescued the ardor of the gentle
man being so thoroughly cooled that he was quite
unwilling to renew the attempt ' Cin. Atlas.
The keeper of a boarding house In Cumberland
finding that a tall Buckeye was rather sever on his
corn, pork and cabbage, the other day at dinner,
after helping his ravenous guest the third time,
threw down his carving-knife and fork, and address
ing his western friend said : "I beg your pardon,
Mr. ; I don't like to be inquisitive, but I should
like to know if you didn't spend some time at the
pork pachina business out west ' You seem to be
an adept at it You do."
A Western girl, after giving her lover a hearty
smack, exclaimed ; "Dog my cat if you haint been
taking a utile rye old boss."
FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, FEBRUARY 2, 1850.
SPEECH OF MR. OLDS, OP PICKAWAY,
In the Ohio Senate, January 7, 1850, on the Resolu
tion to remove the Speaker.
PHONOQRAPHKD FOR THK SENATE BY J. V. SMITH.
Has such a thing ever been heard of any where
in any court claiming to be a court of justice! But
worse and worse. It is claimed by Senator that
we shall connect with their own loose and random
recollections, given under intense feeling, the ad-
missons of the accused, but only so far as those ad
missions sustain their accusations!. It is claimed
solemnly by senators, that while these admissions,
so far as they operate against the accused, must be
received ; the statements of the accusers, in the
same breath, in the same sentence, if in his favor,
are to be thrown away as a thing, of nought!
Such a thing would not be tolerated by the most
ignorant Justice of the peace, nor would it be at
tempted by the silliest petifogger in all Ohio. Never
sir! , . ... . -'.
But let us, if we can, arrive at what was really
understood by the parties, as the terms of the ar
rangement under which an organization took place.
Now, sir, it is understood that the first paper
drawn up Dy the senator irom uuyahoga and sub
mitted to the senator from Medina, was - substan
tially what was called familiarly the "Randall pro
position," except so much as related to Mr. John
son's being prohibited from voting in his own case.
It is also well understood that the senator from
Medina had announced in open senate he would
vote for, and pledge himself to carry out, the Ran
dall resolution. It is furthermore understood, that
this first paper, drawn up by the Senator from
Cuyahoga, was carried by him to room No. 137
Neil House,' to .which the senator from Medina had
been invited, and which happened to be the room
of E. S. Hamlin, unknown to the Senator from
Medina however, as I am informed, until be entered
it ! It is further well understood that this paper,
was there exprssly repudiated and rejected by
the Senator from Medina, and a new one drawn up
by E. S. Hamlin. And yet this rejected paper
contains the language which is extracted and put
into the preamble of the senator from Summit, as
the pledge to which the senator from Medina bound
his word and honor as a man and a senator and
for the violation of which he is to be ousted from
the Speaker's chair.
cut m addition :n drawing up a new paper,
which was the written 'contract' so often mentioned
there were, it seems, other terms agreed to, which
were never placed upon paper. And Here is- a
strange fact that ought to be noticed, in this new
net of political diplomacy. Every item in the ar
rangement which was clearly understood, and
which was performed in one hour thereafter, a-
bout wnicn there could oe no mistake, was care
fully reduced to writing by these unique scriveners
and negotiators; while the uncertain items which
looked farther into the future for their performance,
about which there was great danger that the par
ties did not fully understand each other.and where
there might be afterwards an honest misapprehen
sion, these were as carefully left oft from paper, at
loose ends, floating at random, as I have already to
be alterwards understood and interpreted as circum
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stance migm seem to require, i can readily un
derstand how the senator from Summit, who was
never present at any of these interviews, may be
very honestly deceived in this whole matter; and
I can as readily perceive how the senator from
Medina could have imposed upon, to the same ex
tent I can also see as clearly, the solemn duty of
all senators who engage in the investigation of this
transaction, to lay aside all excited, partisan feel
ing, to avoid putting so tortured and unnatural con
struction upon conduct and expression not clearly
understood; and, if a tair, reasonable, and natural
interpretation will reconcile conflicting opinions and
remove mis tpprehension, to give such fair reason
able and natural construction in favor of one of
their own Peers. Senators! it is your solemn duty
before God and man, to do this thing!
In the .light of reasonable probabilities, then
what was the nature and extent of the 'arrangement
as there understood and entered into by the senator
from Medina? lhe 'Kandall proposition' to which
the senator from Medina was was publicly pledged
was virtually adopted, so tar as it is covered by the
terms of the arrangement reduced to writing. Be
yond that it seems to have been understood that
Mr. Johnson was to retain his seat on the floor of
the senate as he had heretofore done, until there
could be a report on his case by the committee on
Privileges and Elections, JNot that ho was to re
tain his seat as a senator and be recognized as such
by the senator from Medina, when he was speaker;
for that was expressly denied by the senator from
Medina, as the published statement of Hamlin
clearly shows. Beyond this, it seems to have been
clearly understood, that Mr. Johnson should not be
permitted to vote in his own case; it having been
expressly stated by the senator from Medina, that
he had indirect assurances from a democratic
senator that Mr. Johnson would not vote in his
own case, and if he should attempt to do so, that
he, the democratic senator, would so vote with the
whigs as to prevent it "
This understanding seems to have been fully ad
mitted . by the senator from Cuyhoga in his res
ponse the other day to the senator from Jefferson.
The only subject remaining, that seemed to involve
any difficulty, was the condition and claims of Mr.
Broadwell, the senator from the first district
Under the arbitrary rule of the Chairman of the
preliminary meeting of the Senate, the rights and
privileges of this gentleman had been utterly dis
regarded and set at nought After a useless
struggle to induce that Chairman to recognize
his rights on this floor, Mr. Broadwell had announ
ced his public and continuous protest against the
tyranny of the chairman, and his intention to sus
pend for the time being the exercise of his right
so that the senate might not be embarrassed in
its oftorts towards an organization ; remaining, how
ever, in his seat on the floor of the senate, at lib
erty to resume the exercise of his rights as a sena
tor at any hour of any day, whenever he should
deem it proper to do so, for tho protection of his
own rights or the rights of his constituents. And
thus he remained up to the time of the arrange
ment for the election of a speaker. It seems to
have been then understood by the senator from
Medina, and he so expressed himself, that if things
took the ordinary course after the election of speak
er, under the ordinary rules of Parliamentary law.
that Mr. Broadwell would not re-assert his rights,
and resume the exercise ' of them on the floor of
the senate until their should be a report on the
claim of hia competitor from the committee on
privileges and elections. It seems to have been
further understood by the senator from Medina,
that if, while things were taking their ordinary
course under the rules of Parliamentary law, Mr.
croaaweii or his friends should attempt to thrust
him forward, by trick, upon the senate, before the
report of the committee on his case or that of his
competitor could be received, then the senator from
Medina was to interfere by his vote, if necessary,
to prevent it
Well, Mr. Sneaker, under this arrangement and
understanding, it seems that a speaker was elected.
How have things progressed since that event ? . I
venture to say. sir, on behalf of Mr. Broadwell. and
of other senators on this side of the chamber, that
had things progressed in the ordinary parliametary
course as was understood between these parties,
this difficulty would never have arisen. It is only
because things have been thrown out of the ordi
nary track, by the votes and action of senators, on
the other side, that this extraordinary scene has
Occurred. I venture in nssprt an fur na T ran cm Hi.
. - ,
er it from these papers and all pther sources, that
tnere was a distinct understanding that things
should take their ordinary parliamentary course.
i nave evidence tnat this course was understood to
confer on the speaker, when elected, the power of
appointing the committee on privileges and elec
tions. There can be no misapprehension or mis
understanding in regard to this, and I assert that
tnere was none. ,T , .- v . -,- .- -
Mr. Myers. Does the- senator from Pickaway
deny that the speaker was told that all fair and
honorable means, consistent with parliamentary
usuage, would be used to take from him the ap
pointment of the committee on privileges and elec
Mr. Olds. The senator from Lucas shall hear
from me on that subject directly ; it is the question
of the power of the speaker to appoint that com
mittee which I am now examining. . Am I right
m claiming that the power to appoint that commit
tee was acknowedged to be in the speaker ? We
Mr. Speaker, frr what was this struggle of four
weeks in the choice of a presiding officer Not
surely for the paltry honor of sitting in that chair;
because every body knows that if a man is at all
ambitious to display, his talents and ability, the
speak er s chair is the last place to which he should
aspire, for there all his brilliant qualities which
might entitle him to distinction, are emphatically
"hid under a bushel." Then the struggle on this
floor for the first month of the session, was not for
the speakership as an object of personal or party
amDiuon. air, tne struggle lor tnat cnair was De
cause Aere lay the power to appoint that impor
tant committee on privileges and elections! On
that point the controversy rested. For that reason
both sides held on in their laborious ballotings
There was known to rest the question of the ses
sion. All this was well understood on the other
side. If not so understood, why did the senator
from Cuyahoga, with all those soft blandishments
with which he strove to facinate the senator from
Jefferson, in those "public spirited, and patriotic"
conversations, when he told that senator he could
have the democratic vote for speaker, why did he
always add Am proviso that the senator from Trum
bull (Mr. Beaver) must not be appointed chairman
of that committee? Sir, this matter was well un
derstood. And I now assert, in the hearing of
every senator on the other side of the chamber,
that if the election of a speaker had resulted in the
choice of a democrat you never would have heard
of this proposition of theirs, to elect this committee
by ballot Never, sir!
And now, Mr. Speaker, in reply to the inquiry
of the senator from Lucas, I will say, that the sen
ator from Medina, was told, as I suppose, at No.
137 of the Neil house, that every effort consistent
with Parliamentary usuage, would be made to take
out of his handa, if elected speaker, the appoint
ment of that committee ; but it was equally well
understood there, that in all those efforts they
couM in no case have his vote for that purpose.
And what would all their efforts avail them ?
It was clearly understood that there were eighteen
senators on this side holding undispated seats, who
would stand by and assert the right to have that
committee appointed in the usual manner; and
that on the other side there were only seventeen,
with undisputed seats, who could stand, and with
their votes maintain the election of that committee
by ballot How then could they expect to get the
control of that committee? Ah, sir, I can very
well conceive that after four weeks balloting for
speaker, we were then to have another protracted
struggle on this point, by the illegal vote of Mr.
Johnson holding us from any choice of a committee ;
and thus the time of the senate was to be wasted,
until worn down by fatigue, senators on this side,
would be expected to yield their ground. Now, sir,
I wish to say, just at this point that while on this
side we engage in no bravado, employ no lofty
threats, make no loud professions of invincibility,
yet gentlemen on on the other side must not fall
into the error of supposing that calmness, and cool
ness, sometimes under insult and outrage, are ev
idence here of indecision and want of firmness.
So far as I understand the operations of the hu
man intellect it is not from the noisiest and most
blustering that you may expect the sternest resist
ance and most resolute firmness in the hour of
But, sir, besides having this struggle in the rais
ing of this committee thrust upon us, contrary to all
the ordinary rules of proceeding, we are also met
with another violent departure from the ordinary
course in legislative bodies. Immediately upon the
election of officers, it was to be expected that the
old rules of the senate would be adopted for the
government of the body, until new rules could be
framed and adopted. This has been the unvarying
custom so far as I can learn, ever since there has
been a senate of Ohio. For this purpose a motion
is Submitted by the senator from Franklin, and
voted down by the unanimous voice of senators over
the way, aided by the illegal vote of Mr. Johnson.
This is done, not only because those rules recog
nized the power of the speaker to appoint that com
mittee on privileges and elections, but also because
they contained a provision that would prevent Mr.
Johnson from voting in his own case.
Was not this in direct violation of the ''arrange
ment" made with the senator from Medina, that
Mr. Johnson was to be prohibitited from voting on
the question of his right to a seat?
Next, sir, comes a resolution from that side, of
fered by the senator from Wayne, proposing sub
stantially the rules of the last session, except that
the right of the speaker to appoint that committee
was denied, and the rule restraining Mr. Johnson
from voting, was entirely omitted; and this resolu
tion received the unbroken support of the seven
teen senators over the way, and the recorded vote
. C - I T 1 m, - . i .
ui mr. duuuson. inus, lor me second time, was
there an unanimous and recorded vote of these
senators in direct violation of the "arrangement1
made by then: agent, with the senator from
Medina. " ' '
Mr. Dennison. 1 here was another important
omission in tne rules proposed by the senator from
Wayne, which perhaps has escaped the notice of
the senator from Pickaway. - The power of the
speaker to correct the Journal, was to be taken
Mr. Olds. That fact has not escaped my obser
vation, but I have not alluded to it in this connec
tion, for the reason that I wished.to present those
alone that bear upon the "arrangement" with the
speaker. What is the next step of democratic sen
atorsi Why, sir, a motion is made by the senator
from Ashtabula, (Mr. Kandall,) to adopt a rule pro
viding in express terms, that no one should vote on
any question in any way touching his right to a
seat upon this floor ; and that, too, is voted down
by the undivided vote of the democratic senators
and Mr. Johnson, thus, for the third time, and in
a most direct and pointed manner, was the "ar
rangement" annulled, and its terms utterly disre
garded by these senators, who have been hurling
such bitter denunciations at you, tor violated faith,
To what point had the senate then arrived ? At a
point where there was a distinct announcement by
votes, recorded votes, that this senate should not be
organized unless Mr. Johnson was retained in his
seat JNow, sir, was it strange, under these cir
cumstances that Mr. Broadwell should take the
alarm ? . Why, sir, every honorable man of every
party would have scouted him, had he permitted
all these things to pass withtmt being alarmed.
His constituents would have disowned him, had he
not taken the alarm. And yet senators gravely
claim that at this point there appears evidence of a
conspiracy ! a conspiracy against the peace and
dignity of this senate ! Heaven help the dignity of
the senate ! A conspiracy involving the honor of
the speaker, ot the senator from Ashtabula, of the
senator from the first district of Hamilton county,
and ultimately of every senator on this side of the
chamber. And what is this evidence? Simply
this, sir, that Mr. Broadwell, in rising to resume
the exercise of his rights on this floor, read to the
senate a short written address. To protect him
self against the noise and confusion, the interrup
tions and abuse coming from the other side of the
chamber whenever he rose for any puspose, to pre
vent being thrown on bis guard by those stentori
an cries of "order, order, I call that man to order!"
ever ringing in his ears, and to preserve that accu
racy of statement and conciseness of remark with
which he wished to re-assert his rights, he thought
proper to reduce to writing in an hour of entire
coolness, and self-possession, all the thoughts he in
tended to utter when the emergency should arise
for their utterance. -.-- u
sir, 1 admire his rood sense and discretion . in
that very act But, sir, that little writtten speech
contained an allusion, forsooth, to the vote then just
isksn, and therefore it is evidence of conspiracy.
For says the senator from Kicbland, (Mr. Barns,)
the senator had his t peech already prepared, and
there must have been concert among the conspira
tors ; and he says this, too, though the senator from
Ashtabula has avowed in his place, that his mo
tion was submitted on his own responsibility, and
without consultation with any body, sir, Mr.
Broadwell would have been less than a man, if he
could not have foreseen that an emergency would
at some time occur, iust such as did present itself
that morning. Vote after vote had been taken in
this senate, pointing with unerring certainty to that
ve.-y result He did forsee it, and was happily
and most appropriately prepared for it " And this
is the sum and substance of all the mystery there
was about that little piece of paper of Mr. Broad
well ; and this, strange to say, is all the evidence
of this conspiracy ! Sir, of all the miserable "mare'
nests" ever discovered by the prying inquisitive-
ness of any intellect high or low, this one is the
last and least. (Applause.)
And now, what is our position in reference to all
these matters about which I have spoken. Why,
we, on this side of the chamber, are all "disorgani-
zers." Because Mr. Broadwell has taken a step
which was right and proper for him to take, and
because we, on this side have seen proper to ap
prove of it, therefore, we are said to be perform
ing the last act in the drama of disorganization.
And worse than all else, the great whig party of
Ohio is committing the last act of suicide. I es,
sir, if the senator from Cuyahoga and the senator
from Fairfield are to be believed, for two years has
this poor deluded whig party been rushing on to
self-destruction. And how the bowels of compas
sion In these gentlemen have been' moved, and how
have they yearned over this poor God-forsaken and
man-abhorred whig party. And the gentlemen
seem so sorry that we should perpetrate any suicidal
act; and how distressed are they, lest, peradven
ture, the dishonored corpse of their great enemy
should be cast out from christian sepulture buried
at some cross-road, with a stake thrust through it,
llauffhterl according to the old English law of sui
cide. They come to us with beseeching look and
aconized tones, praying us not to take our live in
our own hands, and rush upon certain destruction,
And why. sir, all this sympathy and compassion 1
Ah, methiuks, I can see the poor forsaken wretch,
wandering off alone, with head bow 3d down, and
features dark with dispair, bent on returning to
God who gave it the life which is no longer useful
to himself. But suddenly his hand is arrested, his
fell purpose thwarted by the timely approach of
two, who seem to sympathize with suHenng nu
manity; and the victim is saved. But saved, for
what ? Why. sir. saved from that death, for
worse and more ignominious one ; saved from self
destruction, to fall by the. treacherous hands of
those who rescued him ; for, methinks I see the one
with shabbily genteel ruffianism boldly assault him
in front, while the other with the sly cunning of the
Spanish assassin stabs him from behind, cheers
and thus is he sent uncalled into the presence of
It is to be thus with this great whig party, when
rescued from the commission of suicide by the sen
ators from Fairfield and Cuyahoga. I thought I
could almost hear the senator from Belmont, (Mr.
Simpson) who is a poet I am told, as well as a
statesman, singing our funeral dirge in the style of
that old nursery song of Who hilled 6ochRobin P
Laughter It, ran something in this wise: 1 '
. ' A-U who killed the Whig party?
-'- I, said the ehief of the Cuyahoga '',
. I found it in Bearer' big atog-as, -r-i
. ...i And I killed the Whig partv. ; :!:T 'J
.': Bursts of applause.
" And who dug grave? ' - ':! '
I, said the Senator from Fairfield, - v s .4
,1 with my long hair, kueeled, t--;
And I dug it grave. . . -
Immoderate and continuous cheert and laugh
ter. . ,::.,'-- . :.;,..:-.,.
JNow, would not that, Mr. speaker, be a consum
mation most devoutly to be wished for? to die
by such hands, and to be immortalized in such
song I I am sorry, sir, that I must say to those
gentlemen, that while personally I could not find it
in my neart io protest, yet 1 Delieve, and 1 utter it
as the sincere conviction of my soul, that the great
wnig party wu( not ate, 111 that way. Continued
applause. . '. . . ... 'y ; :', 1
But, sir, we are disorganizes, as they say. and
every step we have taken is a step towards disor
organizahon. We are of that old remnant of fed
eralism, opposed to the people having their, own
way, uouna to Dreait up the legislature, so that
there may be no new constitution, and all that sort
of thing. I shall not retort by calling any , hard
names, but gentlemen over the way must bear with
me if I call them the "organizers." For I find
these charges of theirs, which they throw out here
so plentifully, first set to music in the columns of
their party paper the great democratic "organ"
of the state; and when the same notes are trilled
over here day -after day, not with so much power,
to be sure, but with skill enough to show that for
little "organs" they do very well, applause, I must
be permitted to say that they are the "organizers,"
par excellance. They pipe in unison with their
great music master most harmoniously. - Contin
ued merriment . i
But, sir, let us examine a little this matter of dis
organization these charges of treason "to the con
stitution.". In heaven's name, how is it? ,1 say,
sir, in all earnestness, that every step taken in this
senate since the first Monday in December, by the
gentlemen over the way, has been a step towards
disorganization. . For this reason, sir,., that every,
step taken on that side has been taken to organize
this senate with Mr. Johnson in his seat, and in no
other way; and this must result in disorganization,
of course. The proposition is exceedingly simple
and plain. ; ; -
thirty-five senators came here, about whose
right to seats there is no controversy. There is one
aisputea seat; the senate when properly constitu
ted having thirty-six members. There are two
claimants for the disputed seat The senate nnder
the constitution, is the judge of the qualifications of
its members. Now, sir, children five vears old
have sense enough to see how this matter should
be settled. The two claimants are, of course, in
competent judges in the matter. They must; then.
stand aside, while the thirty-five decide npon their
wi.a:A4t.. ..1 : - rn - t . 1 .
wuuivuug uuuu. Aiiereiure, x say, sir, mav every
attempt to organize this body with one- of those
claimants in his seat; to the exclusion of the "other,
and every refusal to Organize in any other way, is,
to all intents and: purposes, disorganization. .r Ia-
ww of this proposition, who are the disorgatu
zers. ' .- ', . - .
On the Saturday preceding the assembling of
the legislature, we proposed to senators, on that
side, to unite with them in an effort to organize on
an exact plan above stated. It was done in the
lower house last winter, after a struggle of three
weeks ; it was done there this winter, on the first
day, by the consent of all parties But our propo
sition to senators over the way, was instantly, re
jected. That was disorganization. ' .. -
What was next done by tbem? - They get a
chairman to preside while the senate is attempting
to organize, who will recognize Mr. Johnson in the
disputed seat, and no one else. To get that chair
man, tbey set up a claim that only old senatars, or
those holding over shall participate in. the organi
zation; and they do this solely because they nave
the majority of the senators holding over; and a
chairman is actually elected and foisted into his
seat to preside ' over thirty-five senators, whose
seats are undisputed, by the votes of only nine sen
ators, "and his own vote one of the number. I
boldly assert here in the presence of every senator
on this floor, that such a claim and such a result
would have been deemed an otitrage by every dem
ocratic senator, had it not given them a political
advantage. That is the second step in disorgani
zation. ..What next? - An attempt is then made
to take a vote on the case of Mr. Johnson, hich
shall be binding on the entire senate; and under
the arbitrary will of the then chairman, a question
is decided to be carried in Mr. Johnson's favor, by
the vote of ten senators only,' being less than one
third of the whole number; and by virtue of that
vote, Mr. Johnson now claijns to hold a seat on this
floor. This is the third step in disorganization.
Mr. Johnson: The question was not whether I
should take my seat . ; ,
Mr. Olds. As I understand it. the question was
on his being sworn in as a senator, but it was in
tended to settls his prima facie right to a seat ,
, I come now to a more important matter, which
really makes the fourth step in the progress of the
other side towards disorganization. If this con
tract in relation to the election of' the speaker be
in the exact terms claimed : by the senator from
Cuyahoga, then this contract was made with an evr-
presss design to secure a fraudulent organization of
this senate ; and that is virtually disorganization
also. -The senator from Medina had declared in
open senate that he did not regard Mr. Johnson
as having even a prima facie right to n seat here.
He said he regarded Mr. Broud well's right to a seat
unquestionable.. He had declared .with marked
emphasis, to the senator .from Cuyahoga himself,
that he would never refuse lo recognize the rights
of Mr. Broadwell Now, after all this, if that con
tract was made by the gentleman who acted as
agent for his party, so as to recognise Mr. Johnson
as a senator, to the exclusion of Mr. Broadwell and
his rights, as it is claimed to have been made, it Is
oi intended fraud upon this side of the chamber;
and if it reflects infamy any where, it reflects more
infamy on the seducer than on the seduced! If so
made, it was made in the face of the opinions of trie
senator from Medina, openly expressed on . this
floor, and in view of which he was then receiving
our united vote for for speaker ; and if he was then
seduced into such a . contract,, privately executed,
and when fulfilled to be as privately destroyed,
whose terms were never to be divulged above all,
never to be whispered into the ear of the "old hun
ter from Trumbull." cheers and laughter, I say
again, sir, the . infamy of the transaction belongs
rather to the seducer than ihe'seduced.
I allude to these things, in this connexion, for the
purpose of sustaining my proposition, that every
step taken by senators on the other side has beerj
taken towards a. disorganization. Every Step has
been taken so that the claim of Mr. JohfieOT to
seat should never be eubmitted to this senate.
The senator from Cuyahoga admitted this morning;
in response to an inquiry of the senator from Jef
ferson, that he had stated, "if they succeeded in