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Thorndar Morning,:
:Janaary 31, moo.
Washisgtos, Jn. 10, l5C. j
The Hons-, to-day, passed a resolution to j
stop all debate for one week, unless a Speak- !
er is sooner elected. I think it probable that
this will have a salutary e ffect, if we can on
v keep tbe resolution in force. Several at
tempts Lave been made during tbe past week
to secure tbe passage of a plurality resolu
tion, but they have all failed tbe friends of
ilr. Banks almost without exception voting- i
fur it. In IS 10 the Democrats some eleven !
of them, at least voted for such a rendu-j
t ion, by which Howell Cobb, one of their j
members, was elected Speaker, but to jtass it i
r.ow would secure the election of Mr. Rank?,
hence they are almoct unanimously n gainst j
it. The circumstances by which we aie sur- i
rounded, influence us to a great extent, and
it is not unjust to conclude that it is the same
case with our Democratic friends. Could
they elect Mr. Richardson, they would now
be iu favor of the plurality rule. The proba
bility is that there will be no Speaker until
that rule is adopted. Home of the members
manifest great desire to try some other man,
but no assurances can be had that any other
man can fret a higher vote, if as high a vote,
as Mr. Banks, and until these assurances are
obtained, there can no good result from a
In voting so pertinaciously for Mr. Banks,
wc are not influenced by any jieramial pref-:
erences for him, except, perhaps, that he is
the best qualified member in the House for!
the position. We do not vote for Mr. Banks,
but for the great principle of which he is the j
representative American Republicanism j
opposition to the extension of slavery into j
Territories made free by solemn compact. j
For this principle we will vote until success
-. l.f.t kIiaII lm the. result, even if that '
shall be to the end of the term.
Report says the President is extremely
anxious for the organization of the House, and
that his anxiety is so great that he wasindu- .
red to visit the Capitol on yesterday, for the
purpose of urging his friends to consent to an
election. Whether Uiis report be tiur or
false, I am not prepared to say, but presume
there is some truth in it. 1 think there is a ;
probability of an election during the comirg
week. 11.
Washington, Jan. '22, 1 8oG.
A copy of the Jeffersonian, of the 1 7ih inst.,
has just been received, in which I notice its j
editor has, in the exercise of his great saga
city, discovered that I acted inconsistently iu .
voting against laying upon the table a resolu- ;
tionoffered by Mr. Dunn, declaring Ma. Lti- '
ter, of Ohio, Speakfcr of the House. A grand j
discovery indeed! We voted against laving :
that resolution upon the table, because we '
desired a vote to be taken upon it. so that we
could vote directly for the resolution. Had
it not been laid upon the table, the next vote
would have been upon its adoption, and we
should have voted to make Ma. LtiTt.i
Speaker. We should have voted for him as
we voto for Mr. Banks, not for the man, but
for the great principles they are the represen
tatives of. Mr. Leiter, in his antecedents,
like Mr. Bank, has been democratic, and ,
we would voto for him for his well known '
levotion to freedom for Kansas and Nebras
ka. Just so would we vote for any other man
in whom we have confidence for integrity of
purpose, in protecting free oil from the en
croachments of Slavery. We perhaps have
said mora than the simple, and ridiculous
squib of the editor of the JefTersonian re !
quires. 1
There is au cditoria": in the Palladium of .
the same date, to which I beg leave to refer
for one moment. It is in reference to Mr.
Campbell's remarks that "he underslooC' a !
copy of the Bible could not be found in the
Congressional Library. IIJ had doubtless '
been misinformed, but I presume that for the '
use made of them, they might as well not be ,
there. The correction was made by Mr. Traf- ;
ton, of Mass., instead of Mr Crafton, as you '
ay, of Ohio. The allusion to Mr. Campbell's
vote on the plurality resolution, would not,
have been made, had you understood his po-
sitiou in reference to it. In 1849 he voted :
against the plurality resolution, because he
had some doubts of its constitutionality! and
because he knew it would elect Howell Cobb. ;
He still honestly doubts the expediency of
such a course, and time may determine that '
he is right. I do not by any meaus agree I
with him, yet that he is influenced bv correct '
motives, no one acquainted with his untiring,
exertions here, will doubt for one moment. j
He is the champion f anti-Slavery iu the
House, and all difference between him and
his friends are honestly entertained on his
part. And I predict that when his vote will
secure the plurality rule, and thst rule secure I
the election of a Speaker in favor of making
Kansas and Nebraska free, Mr. Campbell will
sacrifice his personal predilections most cheer
fully, and Tote for the plurality resolution.
Orr's Lsttck. We ask the particular at
tention of our readers and the editor of the
Jeffersonian, to the letter of Mr. Orr, of South
Carolina, on the first page of to-day's paper.
It will be interesting to our readers, as a pro
gramme to show them what the "Northern
Democrats" have done to extend Slavery; and
ivry entertaining to our neighbor to see with
what loving kindness and regard his services
and the party with whom he acts, are appre
ciated by the candidate of the Old Liners for
Speaker. Truly, the labors of "Northern
Democrats' have been crowned with unpar
alleled success, in spreading the curse of Slave
ry, and South Carolina would commit an un
grateful act were she. after all the mighty
works the party has done to propagate the
"peculiar institution" and extend iu area,
-o to fraternise with them now, nnd send
cratic Convention!" It would be the heighlh
of ingratitude; part cnlarly as the Washing
ton Union so confidently anticipates "that the
action cf that Contention will meet the oppro
val cf South Carolina " If names mean in "Old Wayne," which is destined, we hope
anything, and are at all intended to repre-' an d trust, to triumph throughout the free
sent the principles held by partits. eurtly, ac- j North. "Thus far shall thou go an J no far
cording to Mr. Orr's statement, the impor- j ther." is the pervading sentiment, against ex
tant services rendered the Siuth by the Demo- sending the curse of Slavery dm hair's breadth (
cratic party, should entitle them to the name ; beyond its present State boundaries let it re-;
of "Llack Republicans." now so inappropri-j ain where it is, subject to the control of!
ately applied to those who resist the encroach-; those who like it. " A spirit of conciliation, j
ments of SIavrv. j and a determination to fuse all the ele- i
. . ments of the opposition to the present pro-;
Tbe Prohibitory Liquor Law. : Slavery Administration, was manifested and'
Our neighbor of the Jeff, thinks we are j resohed on, which win bring forth good fruit j
-inclined to give toe Prohibitory Liquor Law
the go-by," because we copied an article
from the Journal in regard to the "Old Lm"
platform, in which that paper. says, speaking
of the Liquor resolution passed by the Old
Liners, that "It, (lhe resolution,) opposes the
'arbitrary and oppressive features' of the late!an(j wii0 arQ ;a favor 0f the extension of the j
law, hut so Jj we. and so did the Convention ! jacj curae 0f Slavery wia.in our Territories, f
ot July 1J. Uur neighbor men goes on
into a supposition that the Law "was a dar
ling measure with the Palladium, and that it
would stand by and defend it to the last ex
tremity that it considered tli3t law a model
in its way, and that it approved all its provi-
i . a At i. rli t ' 1V11 Vi t f r v J i tx- n a a
and is a favorite measure with us, and, not
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withstanding the ruthless hands of partyrv-;
irg Judges have strieien the late law down
n n 1 ,i 'I . t .. -it miJup 1 1 .. i r .u.i a f. tt rat ia, ti
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till advocatea Prohibitory Law, with "search i
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seizure, -confiscation and destruction to all i
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intoxicating lifiuors, as the only safeguard 1
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against the spread or untold evils, which they
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Lave always produced when used as bevera-:
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ges. We still stand by and will defend a
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Prohibitory Jnw, to the utmost of our feeble
abilities, against the open or covert attacks of
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i r.e cuer cmuse was one 01 lis leatures
we would have gladly seen stricken out, and j
that would have been done had it not been for 1
the casting 'vote of your candidate for Gover-1
nor, A. 1. Willaed, who voted to retain that
"odious feature" in the law. No alteration
was made to that Bill in the Senate, with the
expressed hope of Senators who voted for it,
that lhe House would amend and send it back,
in order that they might have the satisfaction
of killing it, and, if their constituents grumbled
at their course, to throw the responsibility cf ... . ... , ,
. , ., , ... . ail he can in that line, so as to supply more:
its failure on ti.e House, by tcilin them that , . ,, ,, .'.
... . . ; chronic oases "generahv. The opinions of
ticy voted for the most stringent measures in . . , ,, ,,. .
, . . , , , , both these celebrated Doctors are e s.'eameJ;
that law, but the House refused to concur! r . , ....
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This was the plan of operation, but it failed ., - , , , , - ,. '
,, ' , , , , . "generally, is both an acute &nd chrome ls-
the House saw through the well di-vised ... , , ,
. . , , , , ease, and that trequent attacks of the one
scheme of the Senate. 1 was thought best to , ,, , , , , ,, ..
. .... , . , , , gradually leaas to the other; a.l tending to a
bear with the imperfections of the bill rather
, ... , . drunkard s grave!
than h trust it again to the tender mercies of . . . .
the Sena'e that the principal features of the : We clip the following from the Indiana
law were right, and -woiiii work well; and Journal:
that, when its salutary effects were made man- 'fhe Richmond Palladium rejoices greatly
ifest to the people, its imperfections could be over the successful establishment of gas works
remedied by future legislation. The House in that place, and takes unto th 'steady city ,
were willing to let the chaff remain with the much cn-dit for enterprise and hberahty there-1
, , . . A, over. 1 here is no more appropriate subiect
wheat, as the gri-t came from the Senate. f(jr ..ga8singi and the pallajium does it well, j
trusting to the people to sift it for themselves, The ereciion of gas works, however, seems i
discriminate and amend in future. The re- to us a superfluous expense, : s long as the
suit 5,hows their good sense; for wherever the editor of the Jefersvman continues his resi-I
Prohibitory Law has been fully tested, it has ?enc,e J" the P,ace- He coul.d furni!ih enouh
.... , - for the five street lamps, and the seventy-five
mad-friends and confirmed the faith of those ..Mrvice pipe,." without consuming more
who advocated it. From the 1 1th of June. -Old Line" exchanges than usual,
up to the advent of the "Judge-made Law! 0ur ne5ghbor certainly manufactures an
ovei-iding the Legislative Department," sobri- abundant surp!y of the art;clef fcut u par.
cfy and good order resulted from thebenficient ,j.es too much of the qualiiits of ..sulphuret.
operations of Prohibition, wherever it was ud hydrogen" to be useful for illuminating
enforced. If our neighbor is not pur-blind, pUrposesit 8Carcely make8 "darkness vii
he can certainly see quae a difference between ble "
the periods above alluded to and noir, in this j . ... .
city; and he cannot help admitting that where j IvDrANA Jocrsal. This old and sterling
there was one case of drunkenness then there Republican sheet, published at Indianapolis,
are at least forty to filty now. daily. To show is issued daily and weekly price for the
to our neighbor more clearly the good effects daily, 66 per year; for the weekly, one copy,
resulting from the late Prohibitory Law. we Ro; three copies, 95; four copies, 6; ten
refer him to the following fact from the coun-1 copies, (and one to the getter up of the club, )
ty Poor House. Mr. Stevens, the very effi- j 515. Those who desire to have a we'l-cou-cient
superintendent of the Asylum, informs ducted paper a real, live, thorough going
us that up to the 17th inst., there were only ; Anti Nebraska paper sustained at the Capi
31 paupers uuder his charge. Last year up tal, cannot invest their money better than by
to the same time, there were 63. showing a subscribing for the Journal.
decrease of 2i for the last 12 month. From : . ,
Jan. 17 up to June Uth, four to five persons Sr ate Sestisel. This "old line" organ
per month were leoeived iu the Poor House, has again changed owners, in the short space
who were under the influence of liquor, or of a month or ix weeks. Messrs. W. C.
who owed their poverty-stricken circumstan- Larrabee and C. W. C'ottom have taken hold
ces to the damning and blighting influence of of the steering-oar of the frail bark, but
the liquor trolEc. From the 12th of June, whether they will be able to steer it into port
up to the preaching of "free agency," by . without foundering, is extremely doubtful.
Judge Perkins only one or two cases of the "Jordan is a hard road to travel." says tha
kind had been roceived. The devil having song; and we rather think the Zee. Mr. Lar
been since kit loose for a seao. the Superin- rabee will find an editorial voyage over the
tendeirt anticipates from the nueiber coming ' shoals and through the quick-sands of loco
in. and the increased activity of the liquor focoism, and around the maelstrom of slave
tellers in manufacturing paupers, that the sup- ry extension, without being "sucked in" and
ply will be considerably increased. tcnguiphed, equally as hard, notwithstanding
If our neighbor of the Jeff, considers the ; he has A. Morrison compass on board to con
"search, eeize, conSscate and destroy" fea-jsu!t.
tures of the late law "arbitrary and oppres- j . "" 1
... . ... ... . . ii- BS? In Tuisdav mnrninVs fljMtt n.
iiv " h lsi-urhi in aiiriautiniT to us a i;kinif
for it on that score, for we do legard the "vi-
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tality and efficiency of the law as being em-t Ma,il "ning u.e iru,n aitiaoi uncm
bodied in thes features." aud bo mistake. He!nati with arms on tb day of the annual elec
need not "lay the flattering unction to hisition- II apP" of getting
soul." that be will find us in-the same catego-1 lhe votcs of tfce lrish' Pron!Pd Gov- MsdiI
rv with himself, "wiring in and wiring oul'- to consent to furnishing them with arms, and
on this question, or the slavery-extension ' a committee of officers accompanied by W.
ustion eitlrer. If tr should ever uaforta-!
nately break into the Legislature like he did,
and vote to place a liquor seller in the peni-
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ciple, we promise the people in advame, that!
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tr will never oe iouna oaiuing agaiasi any
"arbitrary features' that may be placed in a
Prohibitory Law!
New DxnxtTtos. DejimUmg the Cm
stitutiom: The right of Slave-holders under
the Constitution to rule the country nd do
as they please!
C-S"On the 29th. the Democratic caucn
at Washington, nominate 1 the L'miom for Sen
ate printer by a vote of 18 to 5.
CaJ" Commodore Morris, died at Washing
ton City, on the S7tb. His funeral took place
on tbe 29th and was largely attended.
CorsTr Meeting. On Saturday last, a
portion of the people opposed to the further
ex ension of Slavery, met in the Court House
in Centreville, and started trre Republican ball
at the n)fxt aBnilal election, and Old Wayne i
will roK up a majority of from fifteen to!
eighteen hundred. Mark that. The people
have resolved to give the real, genuine '-Hack
Republicans," who are trying to succeed un
der the coinomea of "National Democrats," I
an overwhelming defeat one that Waterloo
will be no comparison to. And they'll do it. i
The proceedings will be found in another col-;
urn 11.
An Opinion
To ascertain the nature of a disease, it is
i . r jinrti m . . n T . i i . ! ' a h 1" i ! r I'l n 1 1 i -
Buuia-uijua vik siviaua t.i ii.c i ihh'ii
Jukr, when a v,rv malignaJt
or contagous disease i prevulent, for the
purpose of quieting the fears of their fellow-,
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citizens, and allaying excitement, and publish
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it in the newspapers, xi is well known that
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highly malignant and contagious disorder
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broke out in our city, several weeks ao, and
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we have noticed, briefly, its effects from time
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to time. It was named Perkins, iroM the
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f . .1 f , t .. f .1 ,1 i : r r n .ll .111 I. n t , . c l,f Cfi W L. 1 1
IIILI !.!. V V.'lllllilll .'I 1. 1. 1 . V . w " . '
las that of the one by whose instrumentality
'it was lutruduced amongst us. hverybodT,
saw the adaptation of the name to the thing; ;
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out not one 01 our pnysmnns, we ueueve,
ever ventured an opinion as to its probable
duration, under the disarrangement conse-:
(luent to its attacks. All, however, with the
exception of Doctor Elder, pronounced it
typhus, he gives his opinion to theladijsof;
our city, unasked by them, for the purpose ;
of quieting their fears, that "they are generally !
chronic cases that could not be cured by pro- j
hibitory laws." Dr. Cassell, however, thinks '
it n-rtfv t li 1 ,1 ir tr, InnAiMila'n tt-ifll on1 il.-i:m, '
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15 ad an official sta'ement in regard to Gov.
- rsoecx. persuaato. mm to ao u.
3?" The majority of the Supreme Court
hit the nail on the head when they made their
celebrated triangular decision, ia throwing
the balance of tbe responsibility of squeezing
i out the little remnant of life thev left in the
Prohibitory Law. into the hands of the infe
rior Judges. They are fast deciding the law
to be unconstitutional, and giving "free whis
dy" a fair chance to accomplish the mission
of ruin and devastation, whereunto it has
been called by their ruptrivr. Judge Reed,
n of Brookville; J udge Major, cf Danville; Judge
Bicknell. of tbe second Judicial circuit, and
Judge Logan, of the fourth, have all declared
what the Supreme Judges left of the Law, to
be unconstitutional. Judge Kiney of the Vi
go Common Pleas, decides the Law to be
constitution al-
Week before last, we noticed the resolution
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passed by the "old line" 8th Jan. Convenuon,
disclaiming "all responsibility for the passage
of the bill," and also Gov. Wright's expose
of that bill, together with the nstnes f the
principal stockholders ia the concern; thow
iriil that those who engaged originally ia this
spcuUtion b-.Iongei. body and breeches, to
the "old line" side of the house. All that
we have so far endeavored to do, has been
merely to ive Gov. Wright a fair chanec to
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demonstrate that "ofi -re neated sav mg ot his,
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"that with many of the politician of these
days, the two leading er.es are M'ashiton
City and the 'Penitentiary? or how to reach
one and avoid the other!" and we thought.
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from the array of names be.ong.ng to the old
liners" he publishes as the principal stock-
holders.that he might possibly prove that $ay-
inyto be true, or, at least, e'.uoilate it sufa-
ci.ndv to found an opinion thereon, that the
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course pursued by those who had been hu
political friends if closely followed might,
peradveniure, lead them to a place they were
tryinw to "avoid." With the settlement of
this nice point, towevcr. we nave coining 10
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do the Governor is probably ftidy competent j
fo define the position of those with whom he I
has been so closely connected in past years by
party lies, an
d we leave the matter
i;h j
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Pcularly "ow to notice the .
eLortaoi our neirr,Doroi me jeu. to tAiion-
orate his partv from all bhune in passing the
Bank Bill. In the last Jeffersoniaa he savs:
f . "
The Palladium of last wee ctmUms an
editorial article in relation to the new State ,
Bank, th object of which is to show that !
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me tusionists are in no manner respumtue .
tusionists are in no manner responsive
he charter of that institution, and that all
f jr the charter of that institution, and that all
the blame for any of its objectionable features
: . . n . . .1. T. Tl.. u
i cnargeaow 10 uie ueaiuij. xuo ' ;
surdity of such stuff is too palpable to require ;
much comment. The lower branch of the
last legislature was largely uision mat par-
ty having upwardsof 20 majority the i?ena!t
contained two Democratic majority. The fus- ,
lon majority in the House nad the power to
defeat any measure that was not approved by .
them. i liey passed the Bank liill, all the fus
x t .1 . . t
inn memiMri from this countv votin r fur it '
It will be recollected that our remarks were
confined particularly to the resolution of the
8ih of Jan. Convention which " solemnly
disclaimed all responsibility for the passage
of that bill." We did not attempt "to show
that the fusionists are in no manner responsi-
ble" that jxisition our neighbor very kindly
assumes for us, merely from the fact probably
that "misery loves company;" what we did
attempt to show (and we are prepared to prove
it,) that the till originated in the Senate
was drawn up dv Judge smith, ex-uemocrai-
ic Supreme Judge was passed first by that
body; and if it were true, as stated in that
solemn resolution, disclaiming "ALL responsi-
bility" for its passage, and that it was one of
the "lime-honored principles of the National
Democracy" to be "in opjosition to Banking,"
ifcc, why did the democratic Senate pass it
aye, and pass it too over the veto of Governor
bright. .No, no, neighbor; your misrepre-
sentations of our former article, will not win
they are entirely too flimsey, even for you to
use; and the attempt of your party to make;
;1 hv ,lU,mn t..;e r Hani- fT. !
spring the child of so many preyers, the
especial pet of your dearly-beloved Robinson
and Willard the nursling of Alexander,
Brown, Drew, Shields, Spann, Tarkington,
Buskurk and Humphreys, of the Senate,
will prove an alter failure a complete abor-
tion a mill stone around the neck of your
"bogus" national democratic party in Indi-
The Editor of the Terre-IIaute Express,
(Mr. IIcdsos,) who wa
vas a member of the
House in the last Legislature, gives the follow-
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411 uis.eii vi iiiu aiuic y. u ittucu ut Ltie
old liners in lhe passage of th Bank Bill,
and we commend it to the careful perusal of
our iK-ighb. .r. who voted for that resolution in
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the convi-atton. under the belief that his party
were really aCJrniiug a time-honored pncci-
pie of "opposition to banking and other char-
the bl.i :
"We had occasion, a few daysago, to speak
of the Bank of the State bill,' aud in tha: ar-
tide we showed, that it originated in the old
line democratic SeLare that it was drafted by
au Ud line democratic lobby member; that it
received votes of the prominent old line dem-
cratic Secators; thai Lit ut. Governor Willard
exerted all his in tiuence, both in and out of the
Senate, to secure its passage; that it tame to
the House and received there the active, eu-
ergetic support of th prominent old line dem-
ocrats of that body, and that the lobbies were
tilled, from day to day, with broken down old
line democrats resorting to every, and all kinds
of means, to secure iu passage. We showed,
then, that the great mass of Stock had been
taken by old hut democrats, many of them not
worth one third the amount of stock they have
thus subscribed. We said iu that article that
the whole thing was a fraud, gotten up by a
set of political tricks'ers for the purpose of
"j uiting money in their pockets.
We. how ver, ia that article, were endeav
oring to how the corruptions of the bill itself, '
rather than the party, whose bantling it is
But as the above resolution gives to that bill
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lereu un'iKtjMjiK's, Huci Liia. ii nas necessary ...- i
for the salvation of the party to "solemnly L.v the Republican State Convention of July
,. , . J. 13. lS5i,and 1355, under which tl e fr.ends ,
dckim all responsibility for tue passage of , reT,ublicanisra so sially
a party character, we propose to tay a little a Mass Convention to meet in Centerville on
more. the second Saturday of March, for the pur-,
The Bsnk of the State bill was drawn up by ' pose of making a full nomination for county j
Judge Smith, ex-Democratic Supreme Judge, officers. j
'Ti true, it was introduced into the Senate ! Resolved, That a Republican Central Com- j
by Mr. Wiiherow, a fusion Senator, who vo- mi'.te be appointed by the Chair, consisting j
ted for the bilk but who, we believe, had ' of two in Centre township, two in Wayne j
nothing to do with its drawing. Upon iu and Jackson each, and one in each of the other j
final passaj. Mr. Alexander, tlie Chairman townships. (
of the Committee on Banks in lhe Senate, to-; lles-Jivd, That the course of the Hon. D. j
getl-.er with Brown, jj.-ew, stasias, Span,
Tarkiagton. and others, all leading old line
j .jr.r.
ueiiioerti-s. o;tru xor i
This bill, as it passed the benate, was mi-' Republican party for the oSee oi Speaker,
quitous to at unprocedented degree, and if meets with our unqualified approbation,
the democracy had succeeded in getting it ; RetUvei, That though the lee tion of any
through the House without amendment, it 'other .ood and true Republican for that im
would have proven a clear and unqualified portant post would have satisfied the Republi
swindie to the people of the State, of near can party the simple fact that Mr. Banks has
S600.000. Bat it never could have passed been fairly chosen, aad is beyond doubt, the
the House as it came from the Senate, for the choice of a large majority of the Republicaa
fusion members of that body, saw the whole- i members, settles the question in his favor,
sale outrage the democratic Senate was wil- :nd renders it the imperative duty of all to
ling to practice upon the people they de - tec -
ted the robbery that was about to be commit-
ted upou the sacred funds of the State, and
' before they would consider it for a moment,!
thev struck out -Sections 84. 85, So. 87, 8S
and 1W, being all that p.wt of the bill, which
relates to the purchase of t.ie States S-tocK iti
Bai k cf InJianaa:ii which
a: once preven!e,j lhe warm advocates of the
measure.t'rora dividing out among themselves.
more than a ha.t a mioa of Uie j
ople s
With these sections stricken out. the bill
demo,.ts a ts.e H.ue: it was regarded as
their bill, an 1 when Walpoie told the democ-
racy no, to pass a measure o coutrary to
their former principles and so in oP.iiion ;
to the Jicksonian pohcr.thev onlr laughed at'
.-, ,
him, and seemed to work with redoubled ea-i
IO make ,he bill, the Uw of lhe Sta. i
An i now with all this upon the record;1
with all this a part of the political history of;
S ate. what a piece of brazen effront. tj
was it for the Democratic State Convention to
f .he ,
"pinn ate fruits of the t-i party. I
What a peculiar sensation must have trickled
aroun.' the conscience of WillarJ, of Buskirk,
a"d "amphrie. who were members of
l':af- Couven'i'iR, and who helped pass the
w afJ of Ke!it Rubinson. Dunn. Depaw.
anj others, who were h.bby members of the i
last legislatuie, and also, members of the j
Convention when the above resolution was j
f , , , . . .!
l nev ruust rave i.a i mowing conceptions ot ,
t,.e f(i;s of t5,e:f ubor;, r
Bat the democratic party cannot escape the
odium of this law. As well migut they say ,
that the most olgecMonable features m the .
Prolabitorv Liouor Law, is not owing to their 1
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migIit lWy disown the paternity of r.ur pros- i
1 1 ehi.aiierv
legislation; as Wrll
ent natu a untion Liw, mvinir a lor. i 'Ucr lae .
right to vole before he is a citizen as well
t miht lhei' aJ lhe ect ia not passing an ;
'assessment and apportionment bills, are '
l ,-,. a:.riKur,t rfire.'tlv t.- th.-ir r.ar!r. '
- ' . . . .
But ;. wont Jo t!iis mjser&ble monopoly that :
ti.e clJ line tlK,v Pl,Ught to impose upon
lje people of the State, will slick to them,
tjw siiirt of jfeSSUS eiun , to him. how.
tte r,.orle uf the State, will stick to them, as
tjw siiirt c,f eSSUS elun to him. howev-
tr much thev may try to extricate them-.
. .
selves from it. It shows what that tarty
would do, had thev the power; it shows whs
tiey WOuld have done in this case, had it nc
been for the integrity of the fusion Hou
. . ; . . ,
i use.
We clip the following from the La-
port Un:on of Jan 23d.:
"There has been in progress for some three
weeas a proiracieu meeting, hi tne ai. jj.
. . P.. 1
1 - - J . : . . . 1 . 1 r 1
Church, under the charge 0 Ivev t. I. Coop-,
Ell Great gooJ has heen eaected in convert- 1
ing souls. Success attend it.
i rg- The Danville (Ind.) Adetrtiser of
of the 24:h remarks that "A. P. Willard,
Uie 0;(i Line UOminee for Governor, is a resi-
jelof White County having rec ntlv re-
moveJ lhere from N'ew Aibanv. Mr W.,
besides being an extensive landholder (which
js a;i r;ght,) has a heavy interest iu the new i
Sute Bank notwithstandicg his well known !
hoslilitJ- to -B-a n-k s." j
"The Court knows, and is capable of judi- j
cially asserting the fact, that the use of beer '
and liquors as a beverage is not necessarily
hurtful. any more than the use .if lemonade and
ice-cream." Perkins' Decision.
The above suggests the following
question, for another judicial decision:
How many quarts of lager beer, and how
many pints of bald-face whi.-ky. will a com-
mon man have fo imbibe, before he "knows!
and is capable" of arriving at the same'
conclusion, with Judge Perkins? j
-" i
Republican Mass convention.
At a large and enthusiastic meeting of the ;
Republicans of Old Wayne, held at the Court
House in Centerville, on Saturday, January
20th. Abner M. Bradbury was called to the 1
Chair, and W. T. Dennis Secretary. j
On motion, a' committee of one from each 1
, - r e .1 c , ti . '
business for th.e Convention. Has commit-
tee was compoed of J. B. Julian. Nicholas
Smith, George Jordan, W. C. Jeffries, Daniel
11. S. S. Boyd, A. B. Claypool. Jesse T. j
.Williams, B. W. Davis, C Osborne. J
During tne aosence ot ir.e commuree, tne j
n-.o'incr was s-lonuentlv addressed bv Judt'e i
1 J J
Mr. Julian, from the committee on business,
reported the following:
'f' Tvh,at ia ll,e FI.nion of tbose Pr!'
ent, the Republican organization, so auspi-
c;()U&1 fcted in 185f in ourState. should
je maintained.
Resolved, That we heartily approve and
JiisclveJ, That the administration of
Franklin Pierce has proved a total failure to :
accomplish any good; and that in its betrayal ;
of the rights of the North, in its puillan;-;
mous subserviency to slave power, and its
connivance at the invasion of Kansas by the ,
' border ruffians;" and in its neglect to pro-;
tect the citizens of that Territory in the en-;
joyraent of their rights, has exposed itself to .
- the contempt, and merits the condemnation of t
all good men. j
iiesoletd. That we heartily approve of the (
plan of holding a primary Convention at Pitts-.
burg, on the 22 J of February next, to take ,
steps to bring about a National organization of j
the Republican forces, with a view to the ul- :
timate selec;ion of Republican candidates for (
the Presidency and Vice Presidency, and that
we recommena ro sucn. oi our citizens as can
do so, an attendance on said Convention. j
PesolreJ, That we approve of the plan of ,
nominating a Republican State ticket on the!
th day of Jday next, by Mass Convention, j
Pes'dred, That we are in favor of an early j
nomination of a County RepuVlican ticket, and
i . , r -.
that we recommend to the Convention to call
t - lioiioway, ana u.e o.ner nepuoncaa ncp-
' resentatives ia Congress with whom he acts,
!: r. n..,v- nmtn. y.r w .
. t.i .i-iL.iii.i mi. uau.s, - uju.iu.i. w. j
' sastai him; and in the name, and on behalf
of the friends . of Republicanism m "Old
'Wayne, we venture to express the hope that
they wi3 do so to the end that they will
never surrender until their efforts are crowned
with success.
The fokowwj gent.cmen were appointed a
Central Com mi. tee:
Centre township O. P. Morton. J
Wayne W. T. Dennis. B. W. Davis.
J.ickson S 1. Meredith. Alex. Ry.
Abington Nicholas Smith.
Da I ton Joseph Ruth.
Chy Daniel Bra.ibury.
Jefierson Jan.es Oidacre.
Frankl n W. C.Jeffries.
New Garden Henry Charles.
Greene Joseph Lew is.
Harrison S. S. Boyd.
Washingfon Jese T. Williams.
Boston Daniel CI irk.
Perrv Barnabas Cuflin.
On m tio.-, the proceedings were ordered to
be published iu the Richmond Palladium and
Centerville Chronicle.
On motion, the meetingjadjourned.
A M. BRADBURY. President.
W. T. D f.x.ms, S-crttarv.
-Whebeas, Wc, the Trfa of Indiana, with, at
re?pe. i ;o r4UIy, nd uf-tualcsi bv a ramsus devo;ioa Ui '
our iter-ubiic, ai:J oaiuioQ nv?ruoe I'ar ii fuaden.
have aaseaiLltsi nuretve logiflher iu c-ujmMmniUoii at .
lh passajte of thr Or.luiaB..- cf Ju'r 13. ITsT, conecra- '
tiDj tha .North-West Territory Ui freiin: ami whereas !
the uni.iai.'ii! adoption of al Itrdiaiace, br the Kop-r..-sentatircs
of a:t tha Mail's if the Inivr., at thjt J.t,
clvariy eviai-fs that epMitum to the extnito of alsve
tj to the extent vf cutistiititioral jocr. was the fexsi
poiu-v of (.cr !hcrs: ar.l ahir.'M we rearj the iwcnl
ri?ra! of the S;h tevlum . f the Miuri t mprwiiisc."
s jr.isaJ n(oa T:,;aiv.a cf the faith of toe I'nicn !
ptiirau-a to a imran couittt, reiOrii.tin the exteaiion
if sarery; tt.preiore.
ksjivct. Tliat we are uav-fn;n aiUictT epposej tn
the ctett:i3 of MaTerv: ni further, th.it we utti-rlr
reiiavii'.e the r.Iatform nf Tr..i..ii.!. ik.h-.TA.t l. ...
ft vi i no:no"ratic oureimt.n na the uiib Ikt rf mt,
Skj"J"ri'03 ""' PI'r",ins ""c K"s"-N,Lrili4
"K -soivei. That we will wait all former party predi-
lections: and in concert, tv ail lawful menus seek to
place every branch of the KeJere! t:rerraent in the
hnuds cf ini-n who wiH assert the noU if freedom, re -
to-u tza Missouri t'mpruuisse, aoU rrfu. unjef all
eir.'umtanres to tolerate the extension of siave.-r.
K-.-soIvt-.l. farther. That our H-rolntionarv a"n.'etors
ror.niej frecdi.m a. national. auJ iaTery a seetioual.
Ite-oH-eJ, That an administration that Ucks the
courage, ability, and iiispoilion to protect the citifns
cf on? State or Territory, in the frea exercise of the
etectire franchix''. atT-iwt the ft4.ntt4 ..f nrm.l imih.
from other States or Terri tori is undesrvir.jr tbe oon-
6ien. e of a free veoplc, and nu-ht m.t to be eontiouej
in power lonjer than a constitutional opoirtuuitv is af-
furJititoexihanKeitforonethatwill be untram'eted by
the jlun power. nj that will have mural eonrire and
independence enough to rie iUelf mbore all partj pre-
ju !i.-e--one tht will nut, in in cal to support 'eonipro -
mise meaun-..' lose .iKht of I ree.I..m. Jutieand the
Couititutioo, but will administer the Uorernmcnt, fear-
leKy' w 't,0;1 fl,'r 'he the pTplT- . , v..
heaolred. 1 hat intemnerane is a rreat and inti.lrr bte
oireit, 1 nat intemperance is a rreat and intoler ble:
evil, and imperiouslv d'mndj the earnest efforu of a'd
g'Ki.t in1 11 I'.r iu total suppression, and to this end we
i.ilfmn'.v pledge ourselves to eiu-h other, and to all the
pe.iple uf tne State, never to abate su. h eff irts until our
su -i-eu shall be eomple'e That the reu!ts of the thort
tri-1 m.ida of the present prohibit, ry liqunr law ;f this
Sent J hr. been even more beneficial than km antveipa-t.-.l
lv ita friends, we therefore ask for the law a fall and
fair trml, and pledge ourieives if experience ahall detuon
stra'e that th." law is unnecessarily ri-orousiu anj re
spects, or defective in any provisions necessary to secure
its beneTolent objects. w will cheerfully assist in procn
rin all needful and proper amendments thereto.
lii'solved. T.lat both experience and the unmist.ikable
manifef tnt!ons of a just public sentiment demand a
change of the constitution and laws of this Stale so as to
limit Ice elective franchise to such persons as are actu
aieitnnsot tlie L 111 ted states, either,
by birth or by a
f,.!l nrf eor,r.,r.i, .ill, .h. I. ,. 1,;... .f
naturaiiiati&n. I the present assumption of England. That
. . occupation fche agreed not to exercise was
rr th Palladium. only prospective nnd had no reference to the
Milton. Jan. 23, 1856. position which she then held. He thought,
Eds. Palladium: Still the hoary king of however that the time for legislative action
the North refuses to release his hold upon all iaJ not arrived, inasmuch as the President in
that has fallen within his grasp. Still he sits, anual message had expressed hopes that
calm and relentless, in his snowy mantle there might still be an amicable adjustment of
which he is still drawing in thicker folds ar- tlse controversies between this Government
ound him as though in preparation for a Gieat Britain.
long sojourn. His cold hand has been laid Seward then obtained the floor, but the sub
upon the noisy brook, and its lauo-hin" wa- ject was postponed and the Senate adjourned
ters have ceased their merry dance. He has until Thursday.
breathed upon the river, a congenial blast, ! House. Leiter offered a resolution for the
and its muimurings are hushed; upon the election of Speaker by plurality,
lake and its waves sleep quietly beneath a' On motion of Wheeler the resolution was
broad mirror glistening in the sunshine. His tabled by a vote of 10G to 100.
icy breath has been felt at the home-hearth of ' Tyson submitted a resolution in a spirit of
the poor, and the warblers of the wood have ! compromise for an election by plurality, gir
fled his presence to pour fourth their melodies inS lne candidates receiving not less than 25
where his foot prints are never seen. A very ! oies, the appointment of Standing Commit-hard-hearted
old fellow is winter. To the ! t8 ,n proportion to their relative strength,
affluent he dispenses cheer, and comforr with 1 H was rejected.
a Uvish hand; to the needy.want and suffering. Campbell, of Ohio, called attention to a
To the healthy he brings additional strenmli letter written by his colleague. Wade, publish
and vigor, and brightens the hectic flush and ed in tl,e Cleveland. Herald, severely reflecting
aggravates the hollow cough of the poor con- on Campbell and others in connexioa with
sumpti ve. He comes rich in smiles and gifts Thoringion's resolution heretofore offered, de
fer the rich and strong, whilst for the poor claring Campbell, of Ohio, Speaker,
and the sick he has but frowns and bitterness. ' Campbell denied that he had any knowl
Who is it that, on these bitter cold nights, edge of Thoringion's intention, and repelledthe
when sitting by the warm, cheerful hearth of imputation of treachery on his part,
his own home, does not bestow a thought! Thorington testified to this, and pronounced
upon the poor? "The poor ve have always 1 WTade" remarks as to Campbell uninitigtedly
wun you was the language of the Redeemer.
and it is deducible from the tenor of his pure
life, l is associations wilh. and hia peculiar
regard for the poor.that he who is blessed with
abundance and refuses to extend a full hand to
the needy in times of need, or does his mite
grudgingly, is none of His.
Tl iere is no need of suffering from want on
the part of any, in a land that is groaning
with abundance: improvidence on the one
hand, and selfishness ar:d avarice on the oth
er, are the principal causes of suffering on the
part of the destitute. The purely benevolent
do not hold their goods for conditional relief.
Where are the poor? is the question, and.
when their necessities have been supplied, the
aue-tion. "How came thev to want9" n-.
properly be put, not before. Eenevolence 67i Fulir, 35. Pennington. 3; Edie, 2; Hsr-
seeks lo relieve want and alleviate distress r'". of Q1 Williams. 1 each. Necessa-
wheresoever they exist, and choses another ' T7 10 choice, 1 04.
time and another sphere to look after the cau-! Tbe House then adjourned.
ses that produee them. There is sufficient! J as. 29. Banks 99. Orr 53, ruder 31.
for any person to sufier in the most favorable I scattering 8. Necessary to a choice 10G.
l.fe, and when pinching hunger and ci!d arw I
added to the ordinary ills, then existence be-' New Yokk, Jan. 29.
comes a burden, the subject of such suffreing ! Th Trihumt publishes a letter from Gov.
is entit.ed to the warmest sympathies of the vtAt in rt.pT lo the President's message
human heart. To these then who are favored oa Klrjsag affairs'. He says the message as
with abundance and to tho.se esfecially who , himself and his constituent., aad there
have grown fat upon the labor of the poor, 1- caIU for a reply. Having
the appeal is made, at thi increment season. . m oa(, Je lTmf orjt oppressed aal
' Remember the poor." do not waitontil they rubbed oa tlie on6 nani by the invaders of
knock at your ooor; go and ieek them oul in tbeir nd on'tne othef br the infljence.
the aheys and suburbs and you wul- be ena-, aulhority fcnd offictr9 of the pr'C9ent Admiais-
" 'v " ' 6 "
For lb Pttl&Jiam.
IIur2 Greyly b4 dan feel fee,
Bui . Acr body eaa;
pleaded br a SuiKcm sua.
H' bea paaomeifti, ura'y pttiB3Mll,
For aid Kant he, croc ani eruny.
I.i:k'd bid "itxi com" lik a i-
Oa iht im'-e! p B etch'd its.
Aai ruv.BT Cup fetch'4 hiaa,
E fit ionzaid U. mug
SfnMtrd B 4 bt, hii Ctft did ter it,
Ban;'d hi eye, .o4 brBrht the claret,
V nch dovavard ran, I da declare it,
Weald kave &Ue4 a 2 (urt jag.
AH brire tUat -H O" Bi-otioal
Meatiosea ia (lie X. T. Tnhoae
Aci U never wa iosentioaed ot
Intenti-ioed V do barm.
That Sd Hm he. mm tmi eray.
Tired ad duMf, poor mi a.
Did or didn't, had M'oX,
(Of Dewieratehe itmtu tie van.)
Bad or hada't Bde a speaker
Old or dtda't dnnk ht liqoor,
Wuolo or weaida t laajh ad aaiekw.
Ortiat ha eiwer tA p7 Wwanist
ahoaid ftrai at .Vr aai t"Ai CmfAl.
! Congressional l'rocrpdmr..
! Washisoios, Jaa. 25.
Hocsk Mr. Dunn offered a resolution de
claring First, that r.oman shall be elected
Speaker who does not fully and heariily syni.
pathize with a large majority of the people of
i- . .. :n ri.i. .i f , I .i ..- i . . ; e .
; Missouri Compromise, or who will not exert
himself for the restoration of that restric-
2d. That restriction should be restored, at
& proper vindication of the wisdom and pt-rio".i-m
of the great statesman who irup i j
( as a necessary and certain measure of reviving
harmony and concord among the States of the
; Union.
3d. That the useless and factious agitation
of the slavery question in or out of Congress,
. is unwise, and unjust to everv section of th
Union, but until the restriction is restored, it
is owed as a solemn dutr to the past and
present and future, to steadily and firmly per-
sist in efforts to that e&d.
The tirst resolution ws rejected by one ma
jority. The House then proceeded to vo a
upou die other.
The second resolution was adopted by one
The third was rejected by three majority.
Mr. Fuller, of Pennsylvania, oifered a resolution-
declaring that auy agitation of tha
slavery question is unwise and unjust to a por
tion of the American people, injurious to ev
ery section of the Union, and that it ought
not to be countenanced.
The resolution was adopted by one majori-
Mr. Mtacham offered a resolution declar-
in the opinion ot the House the repeal of
i ot the Missouri restriction was an example
i of the uselessness of a factious agitation of
' the slavery q esiion. and unwise and unjust
to the A mencan peoole.
T, U adopted yeas 108; nays 92.
j . '
i lhe House then aojouruea.
I Januarw
J . x " "J
! SkxATK. Wffl. Blgler, recently trleCted Sen-
reonyUDia. was qnalitied and
: look his Seat.
I Mr. Cass addressed the Senate Upon CeU-
i tral American aflairs; alluding to the remark
i of the .Yational Iutelluje nctr that this country
i miirlu be drifting into difficulties, he said he
! P . , i- . u . .v. .. .k. .1- .1 : t
dld not believe It. but thought the ship of
t State was on her true COUrse, and the pilot
, was doin" his dutV.
i ,. - 1 1 t v.- t .v e
The gallnes and lobbies of th Senftta
j were densely crowded.
1 fa3 6n' language denunciatory of
5 . . a 0 . . . J
. 13 . 0 T, , r-i '
the poltlOn assumea Dy the Urillsll UOVern
ment, relative to her protectorate in Central
America, characterizing the pretensions of
setting up a King over the Mosquito Indians
as a mere mockery, under which England
alone exercied the real sovereignty.
This statement was corroborated by Clay
ton, who read extracts from documents to
show that the British Vice Consul was the real
Governor Mosquito, and gave titles to land ia
his own name.
Collamer gave his views relative to the coa
5 struction of the Clayton and Bulwer treaty.
' v .!.. ,1. ' . .... t ...
""S Ul III.-IH UUKUUIO P'ruAi iui
: ase.
' Ltr and Shei
i Campbell would ha
L,eiter ana onerman severally eaiu mat
.m1ia11 m-.iiI . 1 lars onnuaUil tf, Tlirkfi n Off Alt
vy'"-1 . v n, . -. . .
10 withdraw his resolution while it was tteiog
TOlea on naa lneJ uissuaueu iu
Dunn said Wade sent his slanders abroad.
not having courage to assert Ihem openly.
His attacks were like those of au assassin.
Wade explained that he still thought the
introduction of that resolution without con
sultation with Bank's friends, had damaged
the prospects of the Republicans. He made
no direct charge, but thought that he was
warranted in drawing his iuference from tbe
facts then transpiring.
f.er other explanations, the liou voted.
with the following result: Banks. 97. Urr.
i tration: and after liavin? witnentea me coid-
I blooded murder of unarmed an i un .Tendiag
;citieensby an officer of the Administration,
t who is not only unmok'Stcd by the laws and
lunrebuked by the President who appointed
! him, but who has perhaps strengthened his
official tenure and enhanced hi chances of
the act. it is not at ad surpn-
. ,7 t.' .u. ,.f tV,at X4.
sin? that be snouia. uj - - -
ministration, be misrepresented and perverted.
Ia relation to bis contested seat in tbe
T. he says he will be prepared to mcd
fthe argnmenis of the mesaage, when the caw
' i heard, and as tne iiouse is ine sote c jaiu
ttiotial judge of the qaalifications of it men
I bers, he trusts the minds of the members wil!
' . . - l ..lil.tMli.ili., ,V& l i -i, Kfii.in
i by the Executive of some point involved, has
I been made because they were incidental to
i another subject, or aimed and intended to pre
judice his claim, be hopes that in either ca
i both udes may be heard beiore a ceciswn.
S For a discussion of the message he bides his
I time expecting from th clearness of his ex
J elusive title to tbe seat ia the House to fcve
I an opportunity to expose the misstatement ol
I fact, asd the error of law and logic, which tt

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