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VOL. III. NO. 40.
PAW. PAW, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JANUA11Y 14, 1858.
WHOLE NO. 114
iii i i
A. WEEKLY JOCKNAI.,
rUDLISUED EVKKY TIIUUSDW UOKNIKO
larr Paw, Van llurrn County, -Mich.
HyS. F. IUtUL'U l'roprictor.
If paid in advance, 5' 00
If not paid within three months, I 25
If not paid within hisc months. 1 50
Advertisements will be inserted at f.ifty centxpe
square of t wel t Imri.ut iv,iir tiwio twenty
five rent lor tvor stthMpu'iit insertion. A rra
iona!le discount willle kihJ to yearly ndyrrtiTs.
Or.o pfiure, 1 2 line or lei, one year, 7 0;
Ono do. ' months. k.VOO; one do. 3 ni'iiU.s, 50.00
No pap'-T m ill lu dibcoiiiuuo d until -11 iirr unite
are settlrd, except at the optio : of the Proprietor
VAN 1IUKKN COUNTY OFFICERS.
S. II. ft LACK 31 AN,
llec'ster, r f Deeds Attorney at Law. and Notary
J'uldic, will att"iid to the limine ot (nve
Knoiinr, dritwin ivuiunt-, iipplicrui. ns for
oni-.ty lu!id, . W, iVc tha i'Uicha-e .ml sn'e
f rc;d estute, pun e:it tcs. cx nmuitiii of
title and the compromising of couilictm '.itles,
A'C Oftieo in the I'ouri llour-is-
A. ir. XASII,
Jr.tj;o of Frobato. and Notary FuMie, Van Hwren
Co. Oonvuynhnn ami other Ims'iirss poriain
int to said oilicea promptly uttended to. Will
a!hO fetter.il to tho li'.ircliase iind hale of Ileal
I'.statc, lamir.inif Titles, pa in a Taxes, pro
curing Mounty Land Warranis, Ve. OJice in
tlie Court Jit. ue. 2d door .n the rwht. l I.
stjj7lmax r mieed.
Clerk of Van liuren LUniiy, uud iSotary PuUie
o tiler in tho Court House, lirt elwr on th
County Treasurer, Van Huron County, Notary Fuh
lie, tc, will ettciid to tlio purch.w a;l .-ale of
Heal Ktatc, examining litlt-s, payii T.'.vs pro
curing Kounty Land urrdr.t, iv. Oilier iii
tiie Co :rt HuJ.se. 4-ly.
jfTTw.v7 VAV TV ISS UllA.XCE CO.,
Albany, N. V. T. H. Ilarrikon. of Paw Piw,
Mich., i the letfall authoiicd Ag it tor Van
Huri'M Co. tor the above well e.tabl hed an 1 re
ipoiiMh' Company, and is j -r. pared to execu e
tiro risks f r the panic, upon most k'nd f mimi
Table property. Mlice i.orth pi '' f Main St.,
wne do )t e it ol' True 'etlicnier i triee. 1 15
yAHMKUS UXiOX INSURANCE CO.,
Athens, J'a. Ca?h c.pltul $J00,C0, surplus 'J7,-
V ..'v. J '-'..V J W ,(,.' !4.V 1 V .i.l. K.-.
Las won ili( Wity to pullie favor more rapidly
thin aHy oti.er tn.-uraiiee Company f th'i day in
consequence of it liberality and euit dde man
ner of adjiiptin; it losses T. H. Ilaru-on i tlie
uuth'ir't: d Ag-nt for Van I'urcn Co. O'A ice rue
door east of True Northerner tt! ice. 1 li
J)i:. JOHN V. JJMEHY,
Furpc-'n and Phyicisn. Office at l;i residence on
Niie.- ai if (Mk Sf , house formerly luilt an!
owned by James M. V;w-tman. All call
promptly attended 'o. The oot -r wns formerly
a practicing Physint.n of tbi place, and some
umi)t!i pince returned at't an nbeii' e of a few
years. Patronage is respcctlully .'olieited. Il l
mis. ANDi:i:rs v woodman,
Have formed a copartnership for the praetieo of
Medicine and Pifjcry. All culls promptly atten
ded to Liu or .t ji .
C. M. ODLLIi, M 1).
tloDieop.uhic I'livsician. S-irg-'on enlist, and
t)bsttrician. Alo, dealer in Hooks A' Mation
nry. lie m:y at all ti" e bo found at hip
H"id nco on the corner of i!es !c Paw Paw pI.
lir ."tly south -f Chas. Stlbck'n
" AT. P. ALLEN, '
Wanutai'tu'cj- oi und dealer in a'l k;nd of Cabinet
Ware; consipting in part of Hureaus, Tahlo,
HeJ-ptcads, Lniii.'ts, I'oiUt, Washing ani Ligid
Stands, etc., ct". (,'o'!i::s Mu.de to ordr. Ware-room.-.i"
( :-iUtho M. K. Church, Maiu-st. -7
sMPm tj- co.,
ealerfia ry (ioods, Pa, or Hantrii rs, Hor.ts and
Shoes, Heady mado Clotliinr, Looking (ilasses,
Sah, Stone ware, Ac., at tlie lowest price.
Call at the "Farmer's Head (nat ters." '24 v I
A. JJJNGS if- CO,
Fropriotor Paw Paw Livery StJde. Horses and
Carriages at all time to let Passenger con
veyed to any part of tho country wvh 'espateh.
Sf.i(. m rour 0f Kxcliangc Hotel. Terms mod
O, P. GO It TON,
Dealer inDrus. Medicines, Points, Oils, Win
dow (ilass and S.'fh. Chi'o 'Vitas uud CriH'kcry
ware. Family (iroecrios, Se.vt Mnd Miscclane
ous Hooks and Stationarv, Dye-woe ds and l)ye
tuff, Jewelery, Yankee Notions etc. etc. No.
Em pHok. 3Syl
Oialer in Groceries an.l Provi.-ions, Fish, Fruit,
Nuts, IVin's, Oils, Yankee Notion, Yoo.!on,
Willow ukd S'one Ware, Conlcctioncry, Cigars,
Dru and Mcdirinu, l!ioks and Sta'.ioiiery,
pure Liquors for Medicinal and Mechanical pur
poacs ct., etc. "Zy I
c. o oitiMKs Paw raw
N. Ji. McKINNEl'.
ft'otary PnMic, and Trcnmircr of A'.'werp Town
Lip, will attend to making out 1'eetN, Mort
j?aos, and Contracts, and to tho payment of
'j '.. Odiro at
" C M.MOlllllLE.
Manufacturer ami Wholesale and Kctail ilrnler in
l I Uiivof L:trnh,r,L:ili.pivkilH,Siiingl.lrcs
fd and lindrestsd, Siding ud Flooring. At Lako
Mlll..ind aw i'.iwand Maltawan. All order
addressed thim a I iV.v I'u1 ill receive prompt
Attention. Iiill ulLunil.crupto Wfect injenuth
awed t order. N ?'J t y
w K E MILLS MItlllUAS
E. J. HOUSE,
Pi filer in Htaplo md Fancy Iry Good, IIt. Capn,
Uonnett, Lte&dy Mado Clothing, Hoot? and Shoo,
J.D. DOWNS CO.
Dialer In Koidy-Made Ciotlnn?, Clothe, Ca-hi
merni, iestinirs Gentlemen' Fnniidijtf Goods.
in lhA I.Atest Ftvlos.
hwidwM aM cf the Ewmn.
h. r. uui:i:i),
Plain, Fancy, Job, News and Ornamental Printer,
Handbill, Posters, Cards, 15all Tickets, Ac. spee
dily and quickly executed with neatness and dis
patch. All orders respect fully solicited. Prices
moderate Nokthliinku Oitick north sido of
main street, Paw Paw.
lN.iiox, vmti:x & co.
Dealers in Staple and Fancy Dry (Joodrf, Head,
made Clothing, l!oot., Shoes, and Groceries. A
kind of Produce received in exchange. Store
on Main Street, opposite the Exchange. ISO-tf
Paw Paw, Mich.
Manufacturer of and dalr in Winsor Cottago and
cmi" so it chairs. Turning, repairing, fce. exe
cutv 1 on chort notice. Stone lime for pa'e uud
constantly on hand. Shop opjMisitethc Mctho-di.-t
Ci.urch, u the new cabinet shop.
Paw Paw. July 30, 1S57. 1201y
IT. Ii. HAWKINS
0;a!er in Pry (too Is, Groceries Hardware, Rcidy
ylade CI -thin, Hoots and Sh es, llatsani Cans,
.e. Store, souili ido Main street.
S. A. TIiiri
Land AonT, ill attend to the bu fines of Con
veyancing, Drawing ('ontrai ts,th pKrchaso and
Si!o of Ke.il Ktate, paying Taxes mil eolleet
ing I j1ts, ,Vo J'urcliaer.s lound ly leaving
tei hi, d .'?''ripion, A'o , or pending them by mail.
(!).! u tlic Po-t n.ico, South Haven, Mieh
Sei-temher G, l.'ijli. 7d yi.
Please Tako Li o Lice.
VLL persons indebted to T. A. (iraoget, either
by note or boos uecoimt are reqii -pted to c II
at the City St T , oppo.-ite the t!ourt iIoupc, where
his books and papers are deposited, and s ttle the
same without deiav. T. A. Ckanofu.
Paw Paw.Juh 1 U0f
IVabr id Kt a L-.M: ('!. tb:ng, Mats, C.i; s. V.dis
s--i and (JohtlemeuV Furni.thin Coods, which
wil' be pold t 8 lit cs'( tii'T.
First Door h.is'. of Itrael's Fancy Store.
Ka! ino'izoo, Mich.
The eheapept Music. Maoii A Hamlin, and Prince
A Co's have exehi.-ive patented ipronvcinents.
P.eiij. Harnliill, Lawrence. Agent can furnish and
warrant for durability, at Factory priv., voi'-e
biol i.r sol't and tunc in the equal temperatiient.
Lawn nee, Nov. 1, 1 " 7. J.;.')-tf.
C. A. SHERMAN
sta a i: pj: o rn i i: tor.
:rr:v ' :.s
Stages le.ie Paw Paw village and connect at
the Station, (on iU of ' Michigan Central Hail
i'oad.) with all regular passenger trains Fast and
West returning to the village, on arriwil of each
- --7!',.PJscp.gvx.'lIlii:', i.,ilL.!in.,v ..bef we-n
Paw Paw and Lawton. Extras eaTled tor. run at
all hours. Stage OHiee at the " Exehangc" Hotel,
where Kxjress packages or bundles wiU hg deposit
ed und received.
EDWAED ,. KIN(!y
KAIiAM AZOO, - .lIMIIKiAX.
JZil Office with Dr. P. S. iriincs.-tT,,
Orders left with .Mr. L..yd A. SdU ck, Paw
will meet with immediate attention. lo7-tf.
FASIMOXAP.LE l!AUl:i:it ANl HAIH '
I'HLS.-EH, wiil Shaiiipooii the head-, of Ladie's
and (icritleiiui! at their residences when desired.
Slep on Main street, in the Exchange
Ib.i! ding. Paw Paw, Mich., 1 1 1 -1 f
rpiII' second term of the current year of this
JL Institution will commence on Monday the Itli
of January, lPOS. Terms as heretofore.
E. S. D I" XII AM,
Lawrence, Dec. 21st, 1?67. Principal.
I 11-2 w.
A. T. Itfetcalf.
(Lute of the firm of WMnufc Mctcalf, Utica, N. V.,)
SURGICAL AND MKCIIANICAL DKTIST.
VLL operations performed in tho lot manner .in
with new anl improved instrument! O'Vk-m
ovt P-uro8' Slorc, corner Alain und Ituntick
streets, Kalaniiiz o VI 1 tl"
fki:d. W. WILCOX.
Successor to I). A. McNuir,
WHOLESALE & RETAIL DRUGGIST,
AM) HK.U.VU IN
P UKTC O'.L, BT STUFF
Alo, Superior Artificial Tcth. Dental ln.-tru-rients,
patnit Mttlicine, (llass, SSufh,
Putty, Hair, Cloth and other IiriishcH,
Perfumery and Farcy Article.
Comer of ?.fa:r. and P.urdiek M..,-outh wdcofMfdn,
125 KALAMAZOO, "UK II.
Ma?on cc Hamlin and Prince & Co.'g Melo
deonei with latest improvement, patent divi
ded swell, co.,t!ie best in the United States
for alo at manufacturer price?. Melodeona
nml other reed instruments tuned, voiced, and
supplied with new ren!. by
IlKNJ. HAND ALL.
Paw Paw, June 13ili, lbb7 113 tf
VAN llt'KKV CO, TKKASfRFKS OJ-FICE. J
l'jw l'w, Vu ii , July jnli. IsV.
rpiIK tio of lavd in tho r tii?tf Van Itnreii
JL dw'jnqnent f-r taxea of 1S.'jC and prcvi)i:.
years; also the slo of Stato Tax Land will hs
held at the Ceurt House in the viilape of Paw Paw,
and iil commonoe on Monday tlio 5th day of ()c,
tnbor next nt 9 o'clock A. M.. and ln rontinned
from d to day, Sundays excepted until the whole
ruuii id tnpie ' i or ine inxc pi'i
J. M Ki ni.oN, County Trcamirfr,
OC'OKDH f mwM WOOD, wanted nt
TIIK VAY WO.V
AN O'ER TRUE TALK.
A voting girl from the window of a
pleasant country parlor was chatting with
a fine looking man, Fonio ten years her
senior, who .vtood among the flowers be
low, pelting her with roso buds glittering
" Stop, stop, Mr. Mansfield" she said,
as bhe twined a handful of flowers iu her
" What was that you asked mc ? I co'd
not hear well."
" Only to describe your beau ideal to
me so I may know him if wc ever met'
no said desisting iroin jus sport leaning
on one arm upon the window sill, and
gazing into her animated face with a
44 Oh tint's easily done. He must be
young and handsome."
44 That of course, or how could he as
pire to the love of the charming Marion
CHIT," rejoined her companion with a gal
44 A truce to compliments, I pray you
sir. Voting and handsome so much ou
generality now I'll deeend to particu
lar. Jle niut bo about twenty-two
slender and finely formed graceful in
his movements and courteous iu his man
ner and let me see, what comes
4k Features, Marion, eyes, hair, mouth,
and all it n tints."
44 Thank vow, his features should be
(Jreeian, his forehead high, broad and
white; his eves ami hair the same hue
and that a beautiful brown a brown,
lark in the shadow, and light in the
44 Something like mine, eh, Marion?
You needn't pout or lift your hand to hit
me. 1 Jut to speak seriou.ly, didn't you
mean me, when we were talking? If so,
just say the word, and your ideal will be
devincly real, as the pwet says."
44 Don't be foolish, Louis' she replied.
44 Co look in the glass at your Human
face, black hair, whiskers and eyes, and
see if the description suits. No, 1 have
no desire to break my friend .lenny's
heart by stealing away her wise colle
gian. 44 That name sileno.es mo," said the
student with an embarrase-d laugh.
44 Hut if I am not the lucky individual I
jv iTtr r it) iy.r rfr-y rrj Py Ut'u'ii i'(
that he is within twenty feet of you and
eoiiui! nearer every moment.
44 Marion's oyes Jolluwvd liis as tliey
louke-il down the orchard path, und saw a
vutlftnan coming slowly toward the
house, reading intently from a small vol
ume iu his hand. Setting the roses u
little more Leeominly in lier curls, (for
she was bom a coquette,) she whispered.
44 Your college clium, Clinton, is it not?
The party of last nirht deprived me of the
pleasure of seeing him."
44 V s, we were late, and he too tired to
o with me into the rooms, or I should
have introduced him then. Hut this
time i. still better. The plain pink morn
ing dress nd rose buds, become you won
derfully my belle cousin.
44 Flattery !" She laid her white and
jewelled hand earrsnngly upon his shoul
der and turned her graceful head within
the room as if iu search of something.
There was p.liey in the coquette's last
movement and this was that a sudden
glimpse of her glorious beauty might daz
zle and astonish the student.
Thus admonished, the apparently un
conscious girl turned and raised her large
and beautiful eyes to his lace. A rapid
glance convinced her cousin's assertion.
It was a face much like that of the ideal
one she had pictured forth lor his amuse
ment. 44 ('on sin Marion, let me introduce you
to my boj;t and dearest friend, (Jodfrey
Clinton," said Mansfield with a light
touch upon the arm.
44 My cousin's friends are always wel
come to me," she said removing her hand
from Mansfield's shoulder and extending
it to him. He took it with a firm clasp,
that thrilled her through every vein.
44 How beautiful she is," thought the
44 L will win hN heart before he leaves
me," said the lady.
Their eyes met as he relinquished her
hand. Jloth blushed r. little, ami Mans
Celd turned away to hide a smile when he
saw his friend, whoso grae and steady
aspect no woman's smile had ever before
possessed the power to move beneath the
magnetic influence of his cousin'.s hr.nd
The three lingered there but a few mo
ments before the breakfast bell rang in
the gnat hall; Mr. Mansfield sprang
through the window and stood by hi
companion's side, determined as he ?aid,
to h ad her into the breakfast room though
forty Clinton's stood in his way. At this
folly, his friend only smiled, and turned
away, passed round the house to gain the
44 What now Louis?" asked Marion as
he stood silent, looking absently from the
"Not much, Marion, I was only won
tiering if you would win fJodfrcy's heart
as you have won so many others."
I "Most certainly if I think it worth
i my while to try, she nnwercd carcless-Iv."
"Not Jfou. flirt with him, Marion
Godfrey has aerer loved yet: but.hedc
spisea conuetryand will never yield to a
llirt. Hy your brighter and better self
you will win him, I hope so from my
heart , , .
"Pshaw. Don't lecture coz. Will
you wager your diamond ring against
mine, that he is not my declared lover be
fore he leaves."
" If you propose to secure him by co
quetry yes ?"
" Done. Now take mc to breakfast,
for I am terrible hungry."
They passed on and took their peat at
the pleasjuit family table. A moment
after Godfrey Clinton entered, lookim? a
little pale, and seeming a little cold.
Throughout the day he wa.? much with
Marion, but though his manner was cour
teous and kind, she missed an undclinablo
something that had chained her, at fir.t,
and wondered if she had been deceived in
tho toll-talc glance of his beautiful brown
Ah! she had no means of knowing
what you and I, dear reader, may dis
cover namely, that Godfrey Clinton in!
passing by tlie windows and doors had
heard the heartless wager she had laid !
The days passed by; Marion, like God
frey, was simply a gue.-t at her uncle's
home, and at liberty to devote her whole
time, if she choose to do so. Much of it
was passed in his company, especially as
the arrival of Jenny Harrison, her dearest
friend, Mansfield's cousin as well as his
betrothed bride took her gallant from
While the young lovers absorbed in
each other, took little heed of their
friends they were traveling a most dan
gerous road together. Marion loved
strong ami beautiful poetry; tho deep
musical voice of the student read it to
her in tho lonely library ; she sketched:
he always carried her portfolio' and point
ed out the most beautiful views she
rode and he was ever by her bridle rein
if she chose to do so. Much of her
time was passed iu his company espec
ially when he sang, and her light touch
was needed upon the piano to make the
A yet, all this familiar intercourse
could not make him one whit more lover
like than he had on the first unhappy
nwivn l i
u JAW. eYC nusticu now and
therein an (impassioned embrace: ll his
hand trembled at the light touch of hers
or his cheek paled and flushed at the
n . s. i l.ll
tanniijr ot her warm ureatn she never
knew it. He was always quiet, rcservea
and nthcr cold; never striving to seek
the scat by her side, but taking it if all
circumstances were favorable, exactly as
he wculd have taking any chair and talk
ing t her as he would and did talk
to utiy other young and pretty girl.
Marion was puzzled. For tho first
time in her life she met him coldly; but
ho did not seem to notice it; if she
greeted him half tenderly, he wore a
sarcastic air that made her angry and if
it was the case, she tried to pique him
by a desperate flirtation with another
his soft brown eyes wore a mingle aston
ishment and disgust that hurt her more
than a thousand cutting rebukes lrom
her cousin Louis could have done. That
cousin Louis by the by, would often smile
mischievously as he pased her and
touch her dimond ring upon her left
Marion was proud as well as beauti
ful and coquettish. Was she the ay
city belle lor whose smihy a thousand
haughty lovers had bowed in vain, to
waste her time in this lonely out of the
way-plaee simply because a prevcrse
student refused to love her in prefer
aneo to his books? She thought with
a strange yearning of the crowded city
and the countless friends who would
lloek around her when it was known
she had returned. She would give up
her foolish wager present Jennie with
her diamond ring, of which sho had tired
long ago returned to her city homo and
it the gravity of tho coming winter forget
Sho was setting in her room alone
when she made this wise resolution and
took the surest way for keeping it, by
going down into the parlor where he
was sitting at the piano, playing and
singing. She stole in so silently that
he did notice her, and sitting down iu a
low rocking chair beside the centre-table,
leaned her head upon her hand and lis
tened. .But while her ear drank in the
plaintive tones of his exquisite voice, her
eyes were bent upon the form she soon
would see no more, upon the handsome
haughty head with a splendid light, tlie
light and symmetrical hand that laid upon
the key. One .sad thought followed an
other, and forgetting lor a moment that
she was not alone, she sighed audibly.
He started at the sound, and turned
away from the instrumt nt. Marion blush
ed, and a fair.t colo. over his white
"YouIMi.vi Clifr," said ho "why
should you, of all others be sad ?
44 It was the sound that made mo so."
She rose, and standing by the window,
pulled a Michigan rose from the vines
that .shaded it, twirled it for a moment iu
her hand and stood irresolute whether to
go or stay, a sudden thought struck her.
without another look toward him she was ' uneasiness with which they had watch
gone. And the next morning while she cd the process of demolishing the renn-
sipped her coffee, the petted belle announ
ced her early departure for the city home.
It was tlie last morning of her stay, and
she equipped lor traveling, was seated at
the piano when Clinton cutered to sum
mon her to the breakfast table.
44 .Miss Cliir," said he coldly, " I may
not see you at breakfast, I have already
taken that meal, and am about to leave
on a hunting expedition. So I will say
good bye now."
44 Good bye, Mr. Clinton," she an
swered calmly, " 1 trust you will have a
He took the steady hand a ho ollered
in one hot and trembling.
44 And is that all, Marion Miss
4 What moro can
with a quiet smile.
44 Nothing! Nothing! Good bye Mar
ion and may God bless you."
She sprang back into the parlor, flung
herself into a chair by the table leaned
her folded arm and wept sillently and
Collie one sprang through the window
from the piazza and knelt beside her; a
strong arm stole around her waist and a
dear voice spoke her name. She looked
up, and there before her knelt Godfrey.
Tears were in his eyes and in his hand
he held tho Michigan rose she had cast
away the night before.
44 Marion, 1 love you. Do you love
mc ? he said eagerly.
Hhe laid her hand in his the next mo
ment she was drawn closely to his heart
and their lips met in a long, long kiss
a kiss of youth and level The wager
was won, but she had won it in losing
THE CONFLICT 1IKTWKKN
DOH 1 LAS.
Washing i on, Den. 22, 1857.
In the Senate this morning, Mr. Stu
art of Michigan, who had the floor, gave
way to 31 r. Fitch, of Indiana, who begun
with au allusion to Mr. Douglas's remark
yesterday, that certain men, among them
J 'resident uehanan, were trying to read
him out of the democratic party.
Mr. DovsIvl who was writing a letter,
dprra re rnfJtfy h:Ua:i72 ts-That v-f)
going on, here suddenly turned upon the
gentleman from Indiana and inquired,
44 Did 1 include the President of the Uni
44 ted States in that attempt to read mc
44 out of the party? Did I expressly ex
44 eept him ?"
Mr. Fitch absented and went on to
criticise the argument of the Scn?tor from
Illinois. He soon diverged, however, into
menaces to th'.so who were striving to
break down the democratic party, that
great conservative organization on whose
preservation depended the pre'rvation of
the Union. He held up in Orrnrtm for
the contemplation of Mr. Douglas the
political fate of Aaron 1urr and Martin
Van Uuren, both of whom had traitor
ously attempted to destroy the Democracy
and had thus brought ruin on them
selves. lie repeated the charge against 31 r.
Douglas that in conjunction with 31 r.
Toombs he had prepared a promissory act
for framing a Constitution for Kansas
without any provision for submitting it to
the people. Mr. Fitch said, however,
that lie attached little importance to thee
charges of inconsidttucy ; very few of th.
Senators p res nit could boast a perhctly
consistent record, and it wa of little con
sequence in this discussion what had In en
the previous sentiments or declarations of
the Senator from lllitioi?.
Mr. Fitch continued in nn elaborate
attack upon uhat he termed the Topeka
faction, which he described as a rebellion
lawless set of men, and centrr-ted them
with the loval, law-abiding citizens who
had formed tin Locompten ( orstitution.
He admitted, in this connection, that the
Lccompton Constitution contained a clause
prohibiting its amendment, prior to 1S(1;
but that clause, he contended, was of no
consequence; it was a dead letter. The
people would change their constitution
whenever they pleased.
His plan was to admit Kansas with
whatever Constitution she may pre.-ent
herself. The Senate had no right to in
quire how many votes were given for the
delegates to the Convention who framed
tho Constitution. Nor had it any rijht
to inquire i:it:) the number of votes that
wore cast at tlie ratification (lection yes
tcrdv. All tint could be required was
that the Constitution wa.s f.rmed by n
legal body. The Lccompton Con.-tituti jn
was such a body, and that was enough.
He would have preferred that the
whole Constitution should have been sub
mitted to the people. Ihit the Conven
tion thought otherwise ami their de
cision of the matter was final with him.
Mr. Fitch spoke without notes and
with much more force and vivacity than
either Senator lliglcr or (1 recti. He
commanded the attention of the Senate
and as ho proceeded with his maligant
personal innuendoes airr.inst Mr. Douglas
ators lighted up
of the Southern Sen-
with a satisfaction in
with tb jrloom and
sylvnnia, Senator iu the debate of yes-
During the latter part of Mr. Fitch''
sp(Cjh tho Little (jimt had lain per
fectly motionless iu his chair with hi
back to the orator who was so bitterly as
sailing him. As the speech went on his
interest in it was manifest only by the
angry knitting of his br.v.s an..1 the in
creased glowing of his deep-set. rye.t.
When Mr. Fitch sat down aud Douglas
slowly rose to his feet thore was a hushed
murmur through the crowded hall that
indicated how deep was the interest and
I the expectation of the audience. He
made a magnifieicut rejoinder compact
forcible and ingenious and delivered with
a proud, tierce energy of gesture and a
sonorous ringing of his fine voice that
made it one of the most impressive dis
plays of oratory 1 have ever witnessed.
The mere sight of him was au imposing
picture of animal and intellectual
strength and power as he walked slowly
to and fro across the Senate floor, tossing
his shaggy locks as an angry lion tosses
his mane, jerking out his sharp, sinewy
sentence and turning now and then
upon the gentleman from Indiana, and
vehemently demanding, with a stump of
his foot, what he meant by comparing
him to Aaron Ihirr Or by accusing
id m of ambitious schemes to break down
the democratic party ? Or by his vague
innuendoes and dark insinuations? Or
by imputing to him as a crime his dissent
from the President on some particulars
relating to Kansas? 44 What if 1 do dif
fer from the President ? 1 have not bo
come the servile tool of any President to
receive and obey his instructions against
my own judgment and sense of right."
He spoke with bitter contomj t of the
Lecotnpton faction in Kansas, taul declar
ed that but for the protection of the Uni
ted States troops, the people would not
let him stay a day in the Territory.
A train he warned the Senate that if this
attempt to force a Constitution uj.cn Kan
sas against the wishes of nine tenths of
the people were persisted in, civil war
would be the result.
In conclusion referring to these r( -cited
attacks upon him, he said he isk. . mr
mercy, he should shrink from no contro
versy. If the design were to bring him
out and exhibit his strength by repeated
assaults lie would ioilTh'at'Tle'sign'b''ina-"''
tiii-f ?u in 'Jv tn thorn until m y r Tiro nt
number were collected to merit his notice,
when he would ' give a raking fire at the
It is obviously the policy of the Ad
ministration Senators to firing out .Mr
Douglas by setting at him their i t ' I -t
champion lir.-t, and vhui his r . ;"'k i;'-'.
r tort-and other d b no- are r:c!.: i. "
to come down upon bin witfi tlnr;o-
trims Hunter, Maen, Slid 1! Man e - ioi
and .Jeff. Davis. Thus far, M in
has carried en the light without assist
ance, but certainly with superb power,
and with a much success as could po.-.-i-bly
be expected in a battle fir.ght on bis
narrow phtlbrm cf Popular Sovereignty,
and with the disadvantage of so decided a
Pro slavery n cord b.li;::
Mr. Stuart .-pikeo it wi!
ct.mI a free liht, and the
."senators will stiiKc in. u an mo
iaries there need be no Aar t!i .l
la k'. overborn in th. hb. t
strength of the argum'-nt ::g.:iu.
Lccompton Cori'4!""!"'-:: is su.;.
ti .' Ml .! II" I
even with Pniml.-is ng.";:i:st l;.t .
publican Senator c0''.H ha e ..
the result b"!ore t'-e c v.::'vy.
in concert with ! i.;i hi 1 1
an intelbcinl and inoiv.l vi
is certain to be aclu iu d.
-Mr. Da us of Mas.-aohm-Yitts ;:
notice to-day in tho House of a bill to re
peal the laws which require 1 rjcrh :n
seaman to earrv protection papers i-s.d
i bv the Custom-1 louse. These rr -.tci lions
are of no practical v:duennd are ;.r. ammy
r.nca and an embarassumet fru.i which
our merchants and ship masters will be
Printing Ollico Rules.
The billowing have been unamiously
adopted by the 44 craft" and are ocpectee
to be observed ;
1. Fnfer softly.
2. Sit down quitoly.
II. Subscribe for the paper.
4. Don't touch the poker.
ti. Say nothing interesting.
0. Kngago in no controversy.
7. Don't smoke.
5. Keep six feet from tho table.
0. Don't talk to the printers.
10. Hands r,fT the papers.
11. Kyo off the manuscript.
Gentlemen observing these rules when
entering a printing office, will greatly
oblige the printers and need have no fear
of the devil.
The ladies who sometimes bkss us with
their prcsenca for n few moments arc not
expected to keep the rules vcrj strictly and
it will be agreeable to us to have then
break the ninth rule as often as con
venient. Hoy?, unless accompanied by tho'r
parents, arc particularly requested tukcep
their handp in their pockets.