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Thursday Dec. 17. Billspassed.—No. 52, H. R., a joint resolution requesting our Delegate in Con- fres9 to use his influence to have the of ce of Governor made elective by the peo ple. No. 54, H. R., a bill to amend an act to incorporate the city of Du Buque. No. 56, H. R., a bill to locate and es tablish a Territorial road from Keokuk in Lee county, to Mount Pleasant iu Henry county. No. 31, C. F. a bill to incorporate the Fairfield Lyceum. No. 32, C. F. a bill to amend an act to regulate ferries, &c. No. 31, C. F. a bill to establish a Sem inary of Learning, at or near Marion in Linn county. No. 57, Fi. R., a bill to amend an act relative to practice in the districts courts so that every man may be his own law yer, by commencing suit, by filing his "note, bill," &c., without a process or de claration. whereupon process shall issue, was read the first and second lime, con sidered in committee of the whole Coun cil. On motion of Mr Parker, The rule was suspended and the bill lead the third time. Mr Browne, moved successively lo re fer the bill to the judiciary committee, a select committee and to lay on the table, none of which prevailed. Mr Bailey moved to recommit, which was lost. The question was then put "shall the bill pass?" on which the yeas and nays were ordered and are as follows: Yeas—Messrs Baily, Browne, Greene, Ilall, Hastings,Hawkins, Johnston, Kirk patrick, Parker, Wallace and Mr Presi dent, 11. Nays, none. Divorce—"rciaon*."—Mr Bainbridge. moved to take from the table the reasons offered by Mr Hastings, for voting for the passage of No. 25, H. R., a bill to di vorce Elizabeth Jones from her husband, Berry Jones, which motion was lost. Mr Hastings, moved to take from the table, the reasons offered by Mr Bain bridge, President, for voting for the pas sage of said bill, which motion did not prevail. H0B8E OF REPRESENTATIVES. Thursday, Dec. 17. Petition presented.—By Mr Hender shott From sundry citizens of Desmoines :md Louisa comities, praying for a re view of a certain Territorial road leading from Oquawka to Florence, referred to ,ie delegations from Dessioines and Lou isa counties. Reports.—By Mr Teeple That the committee on enrolled bills, did this dav present to the Governor for his approval, A resolution to compensate Francis Ge lion for his extra services in taking the census. By Mr Hendersliott: From the com mittee on Corporations, made a minority report accompanied by a bill entitled a bill to establish a Seminary of learning at Co lumbus city, which were ordered to be printed. By Mr Porter From the select com mittee, to whom was referred a bill amen datory of an act to organize and govern the militia, submitted a report accompani ed by a bill which were ordered to be printed. A bill to amend an act entitled an act directing the valuation and sale of lots in Iowa city, &c., was considered in com mittee of the whole House, and ordered to lie on the table. The House again resumed in commit tee of the whole House, the consideration of No. 53, H. R. file, A bill to provide for electing justices of the Peace, tec. re ported progress and asked leave to eii a gain. A bill to amend an act entitled -«n act relative to Landlords and Tenants, was considered in committee of the whole House, and reported with amendments. The House concurred. A motion was made by Mr Miller to strike out the enacting clause, which was decided in the affirmative. Yeas, Messrs Avery, Felkner, Leffler, Lewis, Mason, Miller, Porter, Summers, Teeple, Toole, Van Antwerp, Wilson of H., Wilson of J., and Cox Speaker. Nays, Messrs Box, Brierly, Browning, Hendersliott, Isett,Lash,Walworth,Whit aker. Bills tifc. read a second time.~ A res olution relative to a mail route from Knox vile ill. to Iowa city. A bill supplementary to an act entitled an dct concerning Strays, &c. A bill relative to incorporated religious cocicties. A bill to re-locate the seat of justice of Clinton county, referred to the delegations from Scott and Clinton and Muscatine and Johnson counties. A bill to amend an act entitled an act to district the Territory into electoral dis tricts, referred to the delegations from Scott and Clinton and Muscatine and Johnson counties. A bill to authorize Samuel Troxell to erect a dam across big Sugar creek in Lee •county. A bill to locate and establish certain 'Territorial roads in Louisa county. A bill for the partial dissolution of the ^hands of matrimony between John Phil lips and Nancy Phillips. A bill to amend an act entitled an act Mihjecti8g real and personal estate to exe jtmion. ... COUNCIL. V FrUay,hic.\%. Resolutions adopted.—By Mr Hast ings That the committee On finance to whom was referred a Resolution requi -ring them to provide more efficient means for supplying the Territorial Treasury, Je instructed to report on Monday nior „nin?. Reports.—By Mr Hastings From the j,comniitlee on Incorporations to whom was referred the Tetition of the ritizens, ^nf BJoomington, praying that the right of &ferry across the Mississippi river oppo site said town may be vested by charter the town corporation. Reported, 1 No. 38, C. F. A Bill to amend an act to incorporate the Town of Bloomington, ..4»o as to authorize said corporation to keep a Ferry «fcc. which was read a 1st and 2d time and considered io committee of the whole, and on motion of Mr Has tings ordered to be engrossed and read the 3d time on Monday Dec. 21. Mr Greene from the committee on In corporations, to whom was referred, No. 39, H. R, A bill to amend an act entitled an act concerning the ferry at Charleston &c, reported the same back to the Council with amendments which was read. Reports.—Mr Greene, from the com mittee on engrossed bills, reported No. 25, C. F. as correctly engrossed. Mr Johnson from the joint committee on engrossed bills reported that the com mittee presented to the Governor for his approval on the 17th Dec. A resolution to compensate Francis Ge hon for his extra services in taking cen sus. The report from the committee on In dian affairs, (made by Mr Coop) was, On motion of Mr Bailey, Taken up and referred to a select com mittee, consisting of Messrs Bailey, Hall, and Hawkins. Mr Greene from the committee on In corporations, to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Lee county, asking the passage of a law relative to the disposal of the 16th section Township 69 Range 5 west, Reported, that in the opinion of the committee, the Legislative Assembly had no right under the provisions of the or ganic law, of the Territory, to legislate on that subject, and ask to be discharged, report adopted. Bills §'c. read a second time.—No. 37, C. F. A bill to lay out a road from Iowa city to Belleview, considered in committee of the whole and, On motion of Mr Kirkpatrick, ordered to be engrossed for the 3d reading on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Bills passed.— No. 35, C. F, A bill to authorize Mr St John, to keen a ferrv fcc. COUNCIL. Saturday, Dec. 19. Messages—From the House of Rep resentatives informing the Council, that they had passed sundry bills in which the concurrence of the Council was request ed, that they had disagreed to amend ments made bv the Council to other hills, and requesting the signature of the Presi dent to sundry other bills. Reports.—By Mr Greene From the committee on engrossed bills, as correct ly engrossed. No. 38, C. F. A bill to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Bloomington. No. 37. C. F. A bill to lay out a road from Belleview to Iowa city, By Mr Hall, From the select commit tee, to whom was referred No. 49, H. R. file, joint resolution asking the sale of re served mineral lands in this Territory, Reported, that after viewing the sub ject in all its bearings, they have come to the conclusion that should the reserved mineral lands within the Territory, be or dered into market and sold by the jrene ral government while we remain a Terri tory it would operate prejudicial to the interests of the future state of Iowa, he cause the course of the government has heretofore been to reserve from sale lands with a view that thereafter they should become the property of the state when the Territory is admitted into the Union. That although individual interest should be protected, the public good should not be seriously affected thereby should these lands be now disposed of, the proceeds arising from their sale would go into tlie national treasury instead of the treasury of the future state of Iowa. With these views the committee are averse to the passage of the resolution, and recommend that it be laid on the table and no further action had thereon, report adopted. Bills introduced.—By Mr Greene No. 18, C. F. joint resolution asking our Dele gate in Congress, to procure the establish ment of a Post Office at Pleasant valley in Linn ounty. read first and second time, and ordered to the third readingon Mon day. Bills, second reading, 8,-c.—No. 59, H. R. file, A bill to amend an act concern ing the ferry at Charleston, considered in committee of the whole, reported back and referred to a select committee, con sisting of Messrs Kirkpatrick, Bailey and Wallace. No. 57, H. R. file, A bill to amend an act relative to practice in the district courts, having been returned from the House of Representatives with their dis agreement to the amendment made by the Council, On motion of Mr Hastings. The Council insisted upon their amend ment by the following vote. Yeas, Messrs Browne, Greene. Hast ings, Johnston, Kirkpatrick. Parker, Wal lace and Mr President, 8. Nays, Messrs Bailey, Hall and Haw kins, 3. Bills passed.—No. 38, C, F. A bill en titled an act to amend an act to incorpo rate the town of Bloomington, so as to vest in the corporation of said town, the ferry privilege across the Mississippi riv er opposite the town aforesaid. No. 37, C. F. A bill to lay out a Ter ritorial road from Belleview to Iowa city. Council adj., till Monday morning. A gentleman lately from Richland county, says thai during Gen. Harrison's visit there, a few weeks since, a Van Buren man was delegated to insult the Gen. wlieu about to depart,by hoisting a petticoat near him, the insult was then suffered to pass and all was quiet as to it, until the elections were over. He was then called upon to give lip the names of those who put him forward in the dirty work, which he refused—after which he was attired in a locofoco petticoat, with an outward alornment of geese feathers and tar Jrom head to foot. Mercantile Joke.—The following isa good one, Two merchants meeting in the street, one lamented to the other that Harrison could not go at once into office. "Why," said he, "Van Buren has got four months to run yet," "Never mind," said his friend, "'we'll get him discount ed."—Cincinnati Chronicle. THE HAWK-EYE. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1840. J*artyism in the Legislature* There was great excitement in the House of Representatives on Monday and Tuesday last, on the subject of printing the Laws. A resolution from the Coun cil, with our name inserted as printer of the Laws, was taken from the table in the House on Monday afternoon, and was considered in committee of the whole.— Being reported back to the House without amendment, Mr Summers moved to strike out the name of J. G. Edwards and insert J. H. McKenny. A division was called for, and the question came up foi striking out. Mr Box, of Lee county, delivered a written speech in favor of striking out. As he saw us taking notes, he said he wished the whole of his remarks taken down but, as far as we are concerned, we must be excused from disfiguring our columns with such a manifest murdering of the "King's English," as would ap pear were we to publish a faithful tran script of his speech. He took God to witness that he did not oppose us on party grounds,and in some subsequent re marks he denied that he opposed us on personal grounds. If he was not govern ed by either of these two reasons we cannot well see what influenced his conduct. He spoke of his using great influence, and actually obtaining for us through his mighty influence, the print ing of the Wisconsin Laws and that he subscribed a bonus for us to come to Fort Madison. As to the first, we were not aware that it was by his especial influence that we obtained the printing of the Laws of that Territory and as to the second, all we have to say is that if he ever signed a bonus for us to come to Fort Madison, whoever that bonus might have been, he never paid it. He, with others owning properly in Fort Madison, felt that it would be for their interest to have a paper established at that place, and as an inducement they offered us a bonus of six hundred dol lars to come. We left a prosperous es tablishment in Illinois in consideration of this and other inducements and came to Fort Madison at a sacrifice, as it after wards turned out, of two or three thou sand dollars. All we ever received in the shape of a bonus was the rent of an office which Gen. BROWNE kindly gave us. So much for Mr Box's signature to the bonus. But we cannot stop to com ment further upon the remarks of this man. They are considered of very lit tle importance and his own party, who have made a complete tool of him, are apparently ashamed of the ridiculous figure he always cuts when attempting to make a speech in the Legislature. While the question for striking out was pending on Monday evening the House adjourned until Tuesday. After the usual preliminary orders of the day were despatched, the question came up again on Tuesday morning. Mr Mason, from Du Buque, who is certainly the most talented and intelli gent of the dominant party in the House, was the first to address the body. He wished to take an impartial view of the subject. He declared that he was no as pirant for office. The fact of his being in the Legislature was not derogatory to this statement. He knew the subject of printing had become a very vexed sub ject and for his part he was heartily tired of it. And, alluding to the political tur moil it had occasioned, he compared it to the Apple of Discord," which had disaffected the whole body. He alluded to the political excitement in which all had participated, as being to some extent allayed. lie was willing to make con cessions. That excitement which they had brought with them and which had been kept up by the agitation of the Presidential question no longer existed. The great agony was over. The de cision was against the parly to which he belonged. He did not despair on that account. He viewed the principles of democracy as being immovable —as long lived as the rocky brow that overhangs our stately river. We most heartily res pond to this sentiment, for the Doctor no doubt alluded to true Democracy. He thought in giving out the printing, the Legislature should be governed by proper principles. The gentleman from Lee had declared himself personally hos tile to Mr Edwards. That must not be the rule. It would be petty tyranny. [Here Mr Box attempted to explain and denied making such declaration.] What rules shall be adopted asked Mr M. Shall all the printing be given to those presses alone who are of the same poli tical complexion with the party in power? Suppose there should be a change, and the other party have the power On that "principle it would probably be con centrated in one office such a course would tend to lessen the excellency of the press. He acknowledged that this had been done to too great an extent by the party yet in power. The worst kind of feeling has been brought about in. this way. He repudiated .such an ex clusive coarse. He believed, a proper rule could be laid down.' If there is competition he thought the question should be who can do it to the best ad vantage. He was in favor as far as prac ticable to distribute it to the different of fices in the Territory. He considered that the fair course, and he believed that had been the practice in this Territory until the present session. He asked gen tlemen to point out the necessity of de parting from that course. He said the members came there as the representa tives of the whole people, and it was for their benefit we should legislate. The course insisted on by him he thought would add to the support and the circulation of the various papers in the Territory. He believed that a know ledge of the principles of liberty would be promoted by sustaining the papers already in existence. He presumed some gentlemen would not like this doctrine, but as parties stood, he believed all their constituents were equally divided. For his part he did not see why any should be afraid to sustain such a principle. Democratic principles, said he, will bear examination, and he was not afraid to have those principles discussed. He then closed his remarks of which the a bove is a bare sketch by declaring him self opposed to striking out the name of J. G. Edwards. Mr Box said something about consis tency and against voting on party grounds. He then attacked the principle of my colleague from Du Buque," as in his ig norance he called Dr Mason, in regard to the usefulness of newspapers. He thought that newspaper information was calcu lated to do more injur)- than any thing else, and seemed to think all the people who read newspapers were as weak minded and as easily swayed from their purpose as Himself. The people of Iowa will hardly recognize Mr B. as being a correct impersonation if their characters in this matter. Mr Hendersliott expressed considera ble surprise at the gentlemaw from Du Buque (Mr Mason.) He seemed to in sist that the hostility that had been mani fested towards us had grown out of the disrespectful manner in which we treated the committee on Expenditures. He thought the member from Du Buque was inconsistent because he voted to adopt the report of that committee, and now opposed the motion to strike out the name of the editor of the Hawkeye. He argued that all those who voted for the adoption of that report were bound to vote for striking out our name because by adopting that report the fifteen mem bers who voted for it had sustained the committee and by so doing they had also shown that they considered we had treat ed the committee disrespectfully as if no other motive could possibly have ac tuated those fifteen members than the one he assigned He said moreover that we had denounced the committee and in so doing we had denounced the fifteen members also The fact was he ex hibited a holy horror at the independence of Dr M. and seemed astonished when he found that the Doctor could not be forced to wear the lofoco collar on this occasion. He endeavored to bring him back by his peculiarly forcible mode of reasoning before the vole was taken, but the Doctor was not the machine he took him to be. He made the usual clean handed and pure hearted" asseverations, declaring it to be the truth before God" that no thing like partyism had been displayed in the Legislature He said he loved the Whigs as brothers, and acknowledg ed that he had been patronized by whigs. He was not ashamed of his course—he believed in voting against us he would be sustained by many whigs, and staled that he was sanctioned" by some of them to go against us. We can hardly credit this. He hoped, he said, as he saw us taking notes, that we would be careful to state his speech as he delivered it, and with the same emphasis. From this task we beg to be excused. We choose to report his speech in our own way giving only the subject matter, and leaving out the limought and mought nots" and other characteristic and elegant language of the learned gentleman for some other occasion. While speaking of the whig "patronage" he had received, he forgot to mention that many of these whigs patronized'' him, some with the expectation and others with his pledge that he would vote for our having a por tion of the printing. These whigs, if they must have a buffoon in the Legisla ture, may support him again, if they choose but whether as the writer of the Report of the Committee on Expen ditures or as a private member of the Legislature, we entertain the same opin ion of David Hendershott that we did when he accepted his certificate and ac knowledged himself fairly a member of that body. Mr Wilson, of Jefferson, next address ed the House, as follows It is a generally received principle that we should do to others as we wish they would do to us in similar casef. The number of Democrat members in this House is 15 whigs 11. Now, suppose there was 15 whigs and 11 Democrats in this House, would 'they vote that Mr Edwards should have all the prihting to be paid out of the public money I think not. I think, Mr Speaker they would not, and on the principle already men tioned they ought not. It would be pro scription in the true sense of the word. If the whig members iu this House were the majority and voted to give all the printing to their own party Presses, it would not be doing as they wished to be done by, it would be proscription in deed. Now, Sir, if the Democrat members, being the majority in this Houue, vote to give all the printing to their own party Presses, the cry throughout the Territo tory will be proscription they will not do to others as they would wish others to do to them in a similar case, it will in deed be proscription. At about this stage of the proceedings the question was taken on striking out, which was decided in the affirmative, by yeas and nays, as follows:— Yeas, Messrs Box, Brierly, Felkner, Hendershott, Isett, Lash, Lefller, Steele, Summers. Teeple, Van Antwerp, YVhit aker and Cox, Speaker—13. Nays, Messrs Avery, Browning, Lew is, Mason, Miller, Porter, Robertson, Toole, Walworth, Wilson of H. and Wilson of J.—11. Amotion was then made by Mr Sum mers to insert the name of J. H. McKen ney. Mr Browning moved to amend by inserting the names of Crum and Bailey, but the Speaker ruled this to be out of order. This decision of course cut off all amendments, and is according to our notion, somewhat inconsistent with a mendments of a Similar kind which have heretofore been entertained by the House. Mr Porter made some pertinent remarks in regard to the proscriptive course that had been pursued, and its unfairness, in view of the fact that many members who were found in the Administration ranks, were from Whig counties, and that there was no expectation or expressed wish on the part ot the people to have the party lines drawn in the Legislature. Iu allud ing to the loco foco members from Lee, Henry and Des Moines, he thought thai by their giving such a monopoly of the printing to Mr McKenney and excluding Mr Edwards entirely, they were not rep resenting the wishes of all iheir constitu ents. Mr Lash seemed to feel himself impli cated and made some harsh and very un dignified remarks concerning us. He told the old story about the report of the Committee on Expenditures, and intima ted that he might have voted for us if we had not treated that committee so uncavi lierly. Our readers know the story of thai report, and we believe they think with us that it is a most ridiculous Legis lative Document. We may republish it with additional comments, hereafter. Mr Walworth made some appropriate remarks, but was often interrupted by calls to order, on the very points on which our opposing members were per mitted to descant. YY bile Messrs Sum mers, Lash, Hendershott and Van Ant werp were allowd to use our name with the most insulting epithets, our friends were declared to be out of order in their attempts to vindicate our character. Mr Summers seemed to have studied the Gazette vocabulary to find epithets, by which to abuse us. He made some statements, relative to our business, which are devoid of truth. Mr Van Antwerp had considerable to say about Democracy. Said we were one whom his party should despise as well as fear—that we were no gentleman and that o«r minions and associates were no gen tlemen. He called us a viper and all sorts of abusive names but we have no time in this place to comment further upon the undignified and insulting manner in which we were treated by a portion of the Le gislature. In order to vindicate our character, Mr Miller, here arose, and said, that he did not rise to make a speech—he knew it would be useless—the wrong to Mr Edwards was alieady done—the outrage on the feelings of the Whigs was already perpetrated—and whatever else the oppo sition in their revengeful course might act, was predetermined. Besides his weak state of health enjoined him not to take part in the debate at that time. I merely rise, said Mr Miller, to say unreservedly in regard to the remarks of certain gentlemen of the opposition who have indulged ip such savage personali ties to Mr Edwards—that from a proper acquaintance of that gentleman I know that those aspersions of his character are false and I now say in my place, and for which I hold myself responsible to any one who is entitled to the character of a gentleman that Mr Edwards is equally as honorable, and more honorable than those men who have so wantonly abused him. After Mr Miller liad taken hi? seat Mr Lash, arose and after indulging for some time in senseless and disjointed remarks, spitting froth out of every side of his mouth, wound up by saying that the gen tleman from Lee (Mr Miller) had said he would hold every person personally re sponsible for insinuations cast against the character of Mr Edwards. Now, said Mr Laah, I wish the gentleman to point out the particular person he has in view, for if it be me, here is a heArt, said he, as he raised himself on his toes, and struck his breast with a theatrical flourish, that nev er flinches, or words to that effect. Mr Miller rejoined that what he had said, he had said, and that he would stand to it but that he had not stated as the gen tleman from Henry (Mr Lash) had said, that he would hold gentlemen responsi ble, &c.—he had said he held HIMSELF re sponsible,&C.—that his|language was not intended for any one in partisulnr, but to all who had indulged in these unmanly and untrue remarks about a worthy atfd respectable citizen who was compelled to listen to their scandal of his character without having the privilege to repudiate the fabe charges. The question was then taken on filling the blank with the name of J. II. Mc' Kenny, and decided in the affirmative. It will now go back to the Council, and we have no doubt that the usual party appliances will be pnt in requisition in urging them to agree to the amendment of the House, We have thus given a hasty sketch of the proceedings in this matter. There is evidently a determination on the part of those whose sworn duty it is to deal im partially, as well as all other influential members of the Van Buren party to put us down. In order to do this they are endeavoring to blackcn and destroy not only our public but our private character. YVe have become obnoxious to a certain set of men, because we have stood up manfully, for principles the prevalence of which we conceive to be of vital interest to the people—principles, which have recently triumphed and have been again re-established by a majority of nearly one hundred and fifty thousand American freemen. Those who oppose us seem to have no disposition to bow to the will of this vast majority, although tliey still profess to be democrats! Such democra cy [.?] is an anomaly in the history of our country. On Tuesday, while the whigs were en deavoring to introduce an amendment so as to give Messrs Crum and Bailey a chance for the printing, Mr Miller re marked that a good opportunity was now offered to those gentlemen who had call ed on their Maker and all the Angels to witness that they did not oppose the edi tor of the Haivkeye on party grounds, to show their sincerity by voting for the editors of the Bloomington Standard.. These remarks called up Mr Box, who said he did not like to be drove into measures. He said he could be led, but could not be drove. He said it was his intention to have voted for Messrs Crum and Bailey, but since his colleague was trying, as he thought, to drive liim into the measure, he should now vote for Mr McKinney. The effort will be doubtless repeated by our opponents to make the question of printing a question of minor importance. They would doubtless wish to have it so considered. But owing to the proscriptive course by the V.B.party in the Legislature it has assumed an importance whioh would never have been attached to it under or dinary circumstances. The people will not countenance proscription in any shape. Our opponents may endeavor to make it a minor question, but we shall meet their assertions at ever}' turn by an array of facts that will not be misun derstood by the people. Our Delegate.—His Maiden Speech! Some of our readers may have never seen the first speech of A. C. Dodge, the present Delegate to Congress from this Territory. For the information of such, and that it may be kept before the minds of all, we republish it. It is short, to be sure, but it contains a good deal of mean ing. It illustrates so completely the character and temper of the man—there is such an absence of all malignity, revenge and procription for opinion's sake, such an example of his reputed courtesy and gentlemanly bearing, that it has doubtless been admired by many of his associates. When we published it for the first time a few days after the election, with a full statement of all the circumstances, it had considerable influ ence. Our temerity in giving it publici ty cost us our usual share of printing, arrayed all A. C. Dodge's friends against us. What its repeated publica tion may do we cannot tell. We are informed that it was the prac tice with our Delegate to tell all those who were looking to the Legislature for favors and who opposed him when a can didate, that "their cases would be atten ded to." His influence with the domi* nant party in the Legislature is very great, at least he took for granted that it would be so, and he therefore felt safe in utter ing such threats. But he signally failed in one case. Although through his •'in fluence" we were defeated in the Legis lature, still there was another who he felt almost as intent in putting down as ourself-—ons whose "case" our Delegate promised "to attend to," but who suc ceeded in obtaining all he asked for. We know that the timid may think it injudicious and perhaps impolitic in bringing this subject up at the present time. All such should realize thst a principle is involved in thus fully carried out by Gen and his tools, that will bra u°n sow poj,' the roots of the tree of liberty generally tolerated will cause e »e tige of Democracy to wither If there is not disinterested enough to uphold us in e*po,jJ? f°etr: species of proscription and lion, then may we consider all b#t form trt ed patriotic sympathies of our 0»e nity and who generally take the lead the formation of political public of men dried up. But it is not eT* ny who would condemn a fujf e of every political evil, if they amine themselves candidly, p»ssi°nl Wou]d ih0*3 some sinister motive at the h^r I*'11 C°' "Worn mg on such condemnation. Thj, Jliag phatically the case with those smbij10'^ spirits who are found in Aw dor erep mIir nnrl hah. 11 blot o s me"'- But go to the farmer, and J* can nev ingmen, those classes thai are ihe numerous, and whose bosoms have heaved with a thirst for ambitions J? cal distinction it is in them— bulk of society—where may be fot may ne "IflanHer The MASON v true Democratic sympathy. PlacJ^eTd fore them, and prove to them, apla statement, which shows that their If or the rights ®f one of their Setcini vra? suffer wrong. YVe do not despair, in opposing wrong doing, that ,u humble I low countrymen have been provisi ell for invaded, if they cannot avert the wrong, they cordially sympathise with nate tc questio i#n. w House those a jf will be awakened that will sooner ot ter find a remedy. Not that wc look for sympathy, because we hare k proscribed and an attempt has made to trample us under Mr! hare it a du strikin the bi from S other i before has be that I I shall provis form a of this of gen divorc House gentle ity to foot. YVe could, like Paul, wish ourself) cursed for our countrymen's sake, if were necessary t* promote our cor, try's good. We have no personal pij to avenge. But we wish to sei. genius and spirit of republicanism lit and glowing in every act of those *j take charge of Governmental affairs, they prostitute this spirit, whoeter i/ may be, in whatever estimation may hare heretofore been held, ft should be expesed and an atonemeni YVe are treasuring up as deepl) quired for their political sin. Byttj lecling to expose and hold up to the fa in( e lie gaze political hypocrisy in all ir Th« individual who made the abc1 speech is to be the Anti-Harri3on cui date for Delegate at the next Anp election. e or odiousness, much gi$und has elm: being been lost, ancl much remains to be do* Prece But while wo have a pen, ami capaM: to use it, it nhall be employed in ipe»s count ing our mind freely and fearlessly onii subject. sever •n tery unme that these wide torn happ from may 30IIO iu th intro and in th ced, virgi jure pro n the I ing tucc mos urge is st for manyraoTemra of politicians in this Territory, *k shall be exposed io due time u which, were it not for their eviltenir cy, many of them might be considts amusing rather than otherwise. Be making these crudo remarks we hate most lost sight oT Gen. Dodge's Speech. It was uttered without anyp vocation on our part. We saw lis the Post Office, a few evenings ajttt election, and, not supposing that out litical differences should make any lirsi upon our social intercourse, addn him civilly, many witnesses can tify. In reply he addressed us in 4 following manner:— You are a G—d eternal lumniator, a scoundrel, a cowtrrf, *nd G—d rascal, and if you «pn to me again, I shall be under the a cessity of putting you under mjta sir." Teas wou I ho ^uit the the] moi to ileti sys wli T* «ai THE ELECTION. The election in this County on day lasl for County Commissioner County Surveyor resulted in the ch® of LEVI SCOTT for Commissioner J. K. SCOTT, Surveyor—both Whigs. The returns are not A. M. CHAMBERS.—The WHIG'51 I Louis recently gave A. M. Cham^ Esq., Editor of the Missouri Repu^' a public dinner. The utmost hartnef prevailed. Several excellent toasts drank and a number of good speeches^ livered. Mr C. made an excellent sp^ on the ocoasion. Such a com could not have been paid to a roorS serving man. Amidst the most perP] ing duties incident to editing (KrThe river is now bridged °ver' ice. J* JONKS AOAfN.—By a pestcriptW1 ter dated ,, S I BO*T MADISO*. D®6, We find the following:— taken, but they got to V adc nat •thii us hai yetai and we cannot therefore give theofif' vote ftntil next week. pr rth« Sc GI ch of va th th ga cl tii n 9 per, he is always the same affable complished gentleman. YVe ha« him surrounded by a crowd whil®*1'" editorial for his paper, and not a complaint was utterec against the «,lr' .ml ers, who were engaged, ever s»u asking him questions about ile a#" the day. iti to quarreling should have ihe reward* and W cape."