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.elections,, Mr. Johnson' tease would not be report ed upon this session." Now, sir, how stands this charge of disorganization ? If it is still denied by the senators over the way, and thrown back upon us, lean only saj to. them give me a jury of 12 men, plain, honest, intelligent men, taken from any party in any; part of Ohio,"and if I cannot make out a case against them, I will abandon my pro fession in disgust. I remarked in the opening, Mr. Speaker, that the object at w hich the : violent epithets of gentle men had been hurled in this debate, has been chan ged, and that upon the devoted head of Mr. Broad well all the responsibility of "violated faith" and "broken pledges' was now . made to rest ; to be shared, however, by all who counseled and aided ihitn in his present position. And for what? Sim ply because he has labored in the face of insult and .disorder to assert and maintain his rights on this floor, as the senator from the first district of Ham ilton county: the same and no more than his com petitor has done, and is doing every day, with claims infinitely inferior to those which Mr. Broad well asserts. I say itifinitely inferior; for can any body pretend that Mr. Johnsan's claim has gained nany legal strength by reason of his being recognized by a'selfconstituted chairman, and by reason of his name appearing on the roll of members through the mere caprice of a self-constituted clerk ? And does any body pretend that Mr. Broad well's cjaim has lost any legal strength, because under the ty- -rannical rule of that chairman, and by. reason of the insults heaped upon him, he saw proper for a time to waive the exercise of his rights under a continuous protest against the arbitrary power which drove him to it? No, sir, Mr. Broadwell on ' the third and fourth week of the session was in as good legal position as if he had been recognized - ' and voting every day. and he stands to-day in as " good legal position as he did on the very first d;iy of " the session, when he presented his credentials and was sworn as the .senator from the first district 'He has remained firm at his post; retained the qui et unobtrusive dignity of a gentleman upon all oc casions and under all imaginable provocations, win ning the esteem of his opponents and the admira ' tion of his friends. Not upon him, sir, rest the rc ' sponsibility of disorganizing this senate. He knows, and every senator knows, that whenever his case is passed upon by this senate fairly and honestly, ' that his seat will be accorded to him, and the claim of his competitor declared to be worthless. A jnar jority of the senators on this floor have already de clared ; and therefore it is that . Mr. Johnson and his friends will not suffer a final vote on that sub ject On them rests the responsibility of disorgan ization. If Mr. Johnson will accept Mr. Broad well's " continued' proposal to stand aside witU him, and al lo the senate to decide who is the riarhtful claim ant of that seat,' the senate will be organized in half s an hoar. And I will say to senators'over the way, that so long as they remain in the position they now occupy, thus Sesats cannot bs organized. ' ' I know it is claimed that Mr. Johnson has a cer ' tifieata of election that entitles him to be received ' and to act as a senator until his ultimate right can ba examined, and that his certificate is claimed to ' be conclusive evidence of this prima fitcie right 'But I know, also,' that the precedents are against 2 this claim; for in the House last winter, Messrs. ' Pugh and Pierce presented certificates precisely . similar to this, and yet the very moment tbe house was able to act judicially in the matter, it decided ' by a legal majority that they had no prima facie rights to seats under these certificates. So far as ' authority goes, it is all against the claim of Mr. ' Johnson. " I admit that when a certificate of elec "tion, legal upon its face, is presented at the open ' ing of a session, it is prima facie evidence in favor " Of its holder; but the very moment the knowledge is brought to the legislative body that the certifi cate is not what it purports to be, that very mo - ment the prima facia righf ceases to exist. John " son's prima facie right, if he ever had any, ceased even before his certificate was presented here, be cause Mr. Baoadwell's abstract, first presented, , showed that certificate to be false. ; "But gentlemen on the other side are determined, f that if this senate is orgaized at all, it shall be with the claim pf one of theso gentlemen clearly recog nized to the exclusion of the other. We do not '. ask this, although fully satisfied that the claim of Mr. Broadwell is the perfect and the only one . All ; we ask is, that the claimants . may stand on an equality, and that their may be a candid, speedy ; and final examination and adjustication of their 'rights. ". "w ' , . . '. c': , Mi Speaker, I cannot belive that all the sena tors on the other side can find it in their hearts to - continue in their present position." I cannot be . lieve that those senators are willing on such ground vas they now occupy, to break up this body, and go .. back to the people, the great jury of the country, with such a case as they must carry with them. u When this ebullition of feeling has worked itself off, when these excited passions exhibited in this de 5 bate, have sunk to rest, they will-surely see their .dangerous position. I believe that already they 'see the dificulties that beset their path, and if by 'good counsel, and cheerful words, we can show " them the "better path, -and lead them into it, we will do it '' I do believe in my soul they are now anxious to abandon the error of their ways, and the only reason they do not attempt it at once is, - that they eannot yet see how " they can do so, and ! atill preserve their consistency as disorganizers. Bursts of laughter and applause. Will they kind ly allow me to give them a simple illustration of their unfortunate predicament ? I know they will -feel the -force of it f 1 v' - ' "Once upon a time "two lads from the Emerald 1 Isle were making a tour of the states. Being tired of travelling on foot, they concludud one day as . they were passing a large field where a number of . horses were quietly grazing, just to step over and help themselves, as this was a free country, Pat rick wanted an onld horse for gentlenes but Jamie chose a ''young cault,bec&use it had no bad thricks." He was speedily mounted, and of course his "young coult" was off at a furious rate ! with the whole drove belter skelter at his heels. Patrick stood awhile in stupid wonder, at the break-neck gallop- ing of his friend. At length as he came near him 'in hia circle around the field, Patrick called out at the top of his voice, "Jamie! Jamie! and why don't ye git off ?" Jamie cast a dispairing look behind him, as he waa holding on to the mane, and cried out, "Faith! Patrick, and how can Iff it off" when I can hardly aould onr - " ' ' Now,, sir, I can imagine I hear gentlemen on ' the other side calling out to the senator from Cuy ahoga and the senator from Fairfield and the sen .ator from1 Wayne, who seem foremost in riding ftbis hobby of disorganization,and saying to them in the most beseeching accents, " Why don't ye git off?" Why don't y.pu abandon this dangerous po sition f : And the response zeems to be, "Faith ! and how can we get off when ice can hardly hold oa" Roars of laughter. ' ' ---All I,can say to the gentleman is slide down as jeasjjy as you can, take hold of the msae, or slide of at the tail, . Laughter, And o far as I and "all the whigs here are concerned, if in your fall you are any broken bones, and ribs of consistency sticking out, peals of laughter we, like good Sa maritans, will bind up your wounds, pouring in oil and wine. And when your equanimnity is fully restored, we will join you in making this chamber once more the scene of peaceful Legislation. Above all, we will preserve the dignity of the sen ate and the honor of the State : so that in after iimes we shall not be ashamed to let our children know that in the beginning of the year eighteen hundred and fifty ice were members of the Ohio Senate. Special Message from the President. . Below we give the message of President Taylor, in answer to a call made upon him by the house of representatives. The reader will there find, with distinctness, the course of policy the President de sires to be pursued toward the new states, now ask ing for admission into the Union. Those views are stated with great clearness and force. This message, like the annual one, has the merit of brevity. ' The patriotic sentiments it contains can not but find a response in every American bosom. We cordially agree with him that any attempt to force slavery upon California when she has so em phatically repudiated it, would be an outrage that could not fail to be condemned by the American people. - We have not room to-day for extended comments. All will award to it the merit of frank ness and a spirit of patriotio devotion to the na tion's weal. .The rebuke given to those fanatics of the south who have avowed the determination to oppose the admission of California with the clause in the constitution prohibiting slavery, is well mer ited and will be felt ' Washington, January 21, 1850. To the House of Representatives, '. of the United Slates: I transmit to the bouse of representatives, in an swer to a resolution of that body, passed on the 31st of December last, the accompanying reports of heads of departments, which contain all the of ficial information in possession of the executive ask ed for by the resolution. On coming into office I found the military cod mandant of the department of California exercising the functions of civil governor in that territory ; ana left as I wr.s to act under the treaty of Guadalupe UiJulgo without the aid of any legislative provision in establishing a government in that territory, I thought if best not to disturb that arrangement, made under my predecessor, until congress should take some action on that subject I therefore did not interfere with the powers of the military com mandant, who continued to exercise the functions of civil governor as heretofore, but I made no such appointment, conferred no such authority, and have allowed no increased compensation to the com mandant for his services. - . With a view to the faithful execution of the trea ty, so far as lay in the power of the executive, and to enable congress to act at the present session with as full knowledge and as little difficulty as possible on all matters of interest in these territories, I sent the honorable Thomaa Butler King as beaTer of despatches to California, and certain officers to California and New Mexico, whose duties are par ticularly defined in the-accompanying letters of in struction addressed to them severally by the prop er department I did not hesitate to express to the people of those territories my desire that each territory should, if prepared to comply with the requisitions of the constitution of the United States, form a plan of a state constitution, and submit the same to congress, with a prayer for admission into the Union as a state; but I did not anticipate, suggest or author ize the establishment of any such government with out the assent cf congress, nor did I authorize any government agent or officer to interfere with, or ex ercise any influence or control over the election of delegates, or over any convention, in making or modifying their domestic institutions, or any of the provisions of their proposed constitution. On the contrary, the instructions given by my orders were, that all measures of domestic policy adopted by the people of California must originate solely with themselves j that while the executive of the Uni ted States was desirous to protect them in the for mation of any government republican in its charac ter, to be at the proper time submitted to congress, yot it was to be distinctly understood that the plan of such a government must at the same time be the result of their own deliberate choice, and originate with themselves, without the interterence ot the executive. I am unable to give any information as to laws passed by any supposed government in California, or of any census taken in either of the territories mentioned in the resolution, as 1 have no informa tion on the subjects. As already stated, I have not disturbed the ar rangements which I found had existed under my predecessor. In advising an early application by the people of these territories for admission as states, 1 was act uated principally by an earnest desire to afford' to the wisdom and patriotism of congress the oppor tunity of avoiding occasions of bitter and angry dissensions among the people of the U. States. Under the constitution every state has the right of establishing, and from time to time altering, its municipal laws and domestic institutions, independ ently of every other state and of the general gov ernment, subject only to the prohibitions and guar antees expressly set forth in the constitution of the United States. The subjects thus left exclusively to the respective states were not designed or ex pected to become topics of national legislation. Still, as under the constitution congress has power to make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territories ot the united estates, every new ac quisition of territory has led to discussions on the question whether the system of involuntary servi tude which prevails in many of the states should or should not be prohibited in that territory. The periods of excitement from this cause which have heretofore occurred have been safely passed, but during the interval of whatever length which may elapse before the admission of the territories ceded by Mexico as states, it appears probable that simi lar excitement may prevail to an undue extent Under these circumstances I thought, and still think, that it was my duty to endeavor to put it in the power of congress, by the admission of Califor nia and New Mexico as states, to remove all occa sion for the unnecessary agitation of the public mind. It is understood that the people of the western part of California have formed a plan of a state constitution, and will soon submit the same to the jndgment of congress, and apply for admission as a state. I his course on their part, tho in accordance with, was not adopted exclusively in consequence of, any expression of my wishes, inasmuch as meas ures tending to this end had been promoted by the officers sent there by my predecessor, and were al ready in active progress of execution before any communication from me reached California. . If tbe j proposed constitution shall, when submitted to I congress, be found to be in compliance with the requisitions of the constitution of the United States, I earnestly recommend that it may receive the sanction of congress. ' ' The part of California not included in the pro posed state of that name is believed to be uninhab ited, except in a settlement of our countrymen in the vicinity of Salt Lake. A claim has been advanced by the state of Tex as to a very large portion of the most populous dis trict of the territory formerly designated by the name of New Mexico. - If the people of New Mex ico had formed a plan of a state government for that territory as ceded by the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and had been admitted by congress as a state, our constitution would have afforded the means of obtaining an adjustment of the question of boundary with Texas by a judicial decision. At present however, no judicial tribunal has the power of deciding that question, and it remains for cong ress to devise some mode for its adjustment Mean while I submit to congress the question, whether it would be expedient before such adjustment to es tablish a territorial government, which, by includ ing the district so claimed, would practically decide the question adversely to the state of Texas, or, by excluding it, would decide it in her favor. . In my opinion such course would not be expedient, espe cially as the people of this territory still enjoy the benefit and protection of their municipal laws, orig inally derived from Mexico, and have a military force stationed there to protect them against the Indians. It is undoubtedly true that the property, lives, liberties, and the religion of the people of New Mexico, are better protected than they ever were before the treaty of the cession. v Should congress, when California shall present herself for incorparation into the Union, annex a condition to her admission as a state affecting her domestic institutions, contrary to the wishes of her people, and even compel her temporarily to comply with it, yet the state could change her constitution at any time after admission, when to her it should seem expedient Any attempt to deny to the peo ple of the state the right of self-government in a matter which peculiarly affects themselves will in fallibly be regarded by them as an invasion of their rights; and upon the principles laid down in our Declaration of Indepencence, they will certainly be sustained by the great mass of the American peo ple. To assert thr.t they are a conquered pcopky and must as a stale submit to the will ot their con querors, in this regard, will meet with no cordial response from American freemen. Great numbers of them are native" citizens of the United States, not inferior to the rest of our countrymen in intel ligence and patriotism ; and no language of men ace to restrain them in the exercise of an undoubt ed Tight, substantially garantied to them by the treaty of cession itself, shall ever be uttered by me, or encouraged and sustained by persons acting under my authority. It is to be expected that in the residue of territory ceded to us by Mexico, the people residing there will, at the time of their in corporation into the Union as a state, settle all questions of domestic policy to suit themselves. No material inconveniencs will result from the want, for a short period, of a government establish ed by congress over that partof the territory which lies eastward of the new state of California ; and the reasons for my opinion that New Mexico will at no distant period ask for admission into the Union, are founded on an unofficial information, which I suppose is common to all who have cared to make inquiries on that subject Seeing, then, that the question which now ex cites such painful sensations in the country, will, in the end, certainly be settled by the silent effect of causes independent of the action of congress, I again submit to your wisdom the policy recom mended in my annual message of awaiting the sal utary operation of those causes, believing that we shall thus avoid the creation of geographical par ties, and secure the harmony of feeling so necessary to the beneficial action of our political system. Connected as the Union is with the lemembrance of past happiness, the sense of present blessings, and the hope of future peace ana prosperity, every dictate of wisdom, every feeling of duty, and eve ry emotion of patriotism tend to inspire fidelity and devotion to it, and admonish us cautiously to avoid any unnecessary controversy which can either endanger it or impair its strength, the chief ele ment of which is to be found in the regard and af fection of the people for each other. Z. TAYLOR $3T The Cleveland True Democrat, (Free Soil) says: "There is no sober minded citizen, who will not regret the course of the Ohio Senate ; no law abi ding man, who will not say, it is indefensible. We have had difficulties before ; there has been violence of feeling and of action ; but never ; before have we had such continued recklessness such low and blasphemous language such lawless de meanor, and blackguard conduct," as that on the part of Locofoco members. Too True. The Lowell American (Free Soil) says: "The Hamilton County question created an ex citing scene in the Senate last Wednesday. A Mr. Whitman distinguished himself by profanity. We think that there is more ruffianism among the legislators of Ohio, (and mainly among the Demo crats) than among those of any other State." . This is strong language : but it is true. The Dem ocratic members of the Senate have disgraced themselves, and dishonored the State, by their bad conduct this year. True Democrat o ; 3T" It is stated that the Southern Whigs who abandoned the Whig caucus because their resolu tions against the Proviso were so summarily dis posed of, and have since steadily refused to vote for the Whig nominee for Speaker, were a few days since invited to seats in the Locofoco caucus, as a more congenial place for them. They ought to have gone there. " The spirit that animates them can find no response among Northern Whigs, at all events. Howell Cobb is the man for them. Summit Beacon. ; o The Next Governor. We go for Beaver of Irumbull: we can t help it! We didn t intend to when we first heard him spoken of ; but ever since the meeting of the Legislature he's been gaining on our nffections We like the man. He is bold independent, talented, and the soundness of his understanding is conceded by all. At present no man stands on equal footing with bim in Guberna torial chances. Hurra fot Beaver. Logan Gazette. ic The Washington correspondent of the N. Y. Evening Post writes that 'there is at least a majority of two in the Senate for the admission of Califonia without alteration of the present constitu tion. In the House there is a majority of at least sixty. There is a good prospect of the settlement of the wholo question, as to California, before the hrst of Murch next," THE FREEMAN: T: FREMONT, OHIO." J. S. FOCKE, Editor. SATURDAY; FEBRUARY 2, 1850. Notice Extraordinary. " The readers of the Freeman will, no doubt, be gratified to learn that it is the intention of (he publisher to materially enlarge it, at the close of the present vol ume, ao that it will compare favorably with any weekly paper published in the State. No pains or eipensa will be spared to make the Freeman one of the best papers in the country. Especially shall it be our aim to adapt it to the wants of the citizens of Sandusky and adjoining counties, so that they may not bs under the necessity of demoralizing themselves with the filthy publications of the Eastern cities at ode dollar a tkar. While our readers may be gratified with the promises made above, there is another feature after mature delib eration, we have determined to adopt, which we hope will also meet their approbation, to wit: ALL SUB SCRIPTION MONEYS MU3T INVARIABLY BE PAID IN ADVANCE. The losses and inconvenien ces attending the publication of newspapers on credit are so great, that the plan is already abandoned to a consid erable, and ought to be completely so by the newspaper press. It is a little matter for each subscriber to pay in advance for his newspaper; but a publisher who trusts in small sums over several counties, ia at great expense in rfcollectihg them, and in many instances he fails entirely to obtain any remuneration tor his paper. Accordingly no man will be considered a subscriber to the Freeman, after his present subscription expires, who has not paid the subscription in aduance. To enable every man in this and the adjoining connties to subscribe for the paper, we effer it at the following terma: To single mail subscribers, one year, at " $1 50 To eclvbs of ten and udwards, to one address I 37? To clubs of fifteen 1 25 Town subscribers will be charged $1 75. The differ ence in the terms between the price on papers delivered in town and thosa sent by mail, is pecasionod by the ex pense of carrying. We trust the Whigs of Sandui-ky and neighboring counties, will lend their aid and influence in procuring subscribers for the Freeman. It will continue as hereto fore, to advocate the principles of the Whig party, and lend its influence to advance the interests of our common conntry. In thns appealing to the Whigs, we do not wifh our Democratic friends to suppose that we would object to receiving the dollar and a half from them. On the contraty we' will be glad to send them our paper, and it sliail yi our constant aim to benefit them, and if possible, convince them of the "error of their ways." &3T The Democrat of last week takes us to task for showing up. the maner in which the Locofoco Convention disposed of the Wilmot Proviso ques tion, and labors hard to convince its readers that the Convention adopted resolutions which cover the whole ground. - If the "milk and water" reso lution on that subject was so satisfactory to the ed itor of the Democrat, and goes farther than the resolutions voted down, as it is claimed, it seems strange, passing strange, that he should be found voting against it in convention. And again, when the resolutions offered, by Warner and Bierce were acted upon, if they were superfluous, why do we find the editor of the Democrat voting for them. It seems to us that there is great inconsistency shown in his acts and his professions. We published in our paper of last week both the resolutions that were voted down and the one that was adopted by the Convention on the subject of slavery, and we will now only introduce the one of fered by Mr. Bierce, which is as follows: Resolved, That we approve of the vote given in the United States Senate, by our late Senator Wil liam Allen, on the application of the Wilmot Pro viso to the territories and we recommend to our Senators and Representatives in Congress, to en graft the same principle upon all b;IIs for the or ganization of Territorial Governments. The above resolution was lost, yeas 104; nays 169. Thus the Convention actually refused, by a majority of 63 vc. .s, to approve of Mr. Allen's vote in favor of freedom and free territory ; and also scouted the proposition to recommend our Senators and Representatives in Congress to engraft the Wilmot Proviso in Territorial Governments. What stronger evidence can we want, to show that the Locofoco party of this State is pro-slavery. If it is not pro-slavery, then the party leaders are play ing a double handed game, which would hardly be tolerated among a regular banditti The Toledo Republican views the resolution passed by the Convention in its proper light It says the resolution can be construed to mean some thing or nothing, according to tht locality where it is wanted, and utterly refuses to support Mr. Wood unless he comes out and plants himself -upon the platform contained in the resolutions voted down. The Sandusky Mirror is another Locofoco paper which refuses to support Mr. Wood on the same ground. The Norwalk Experiment also hesitated a week or two to support him, but "bread and but ter" finally drove him into the traces. The Delegates to the Convention from Medina and Summit counties, refuse to support Mr. Wood, and, we believe, have issued an address giving their reasons for not doing so. The Democrat is one of those papers that nom inated Judge Wood for Governor, previous to the assembling of the Conventioji, consequently it had no alternative but to fail into the traces, and sup port him, slavery and all, however mortifying it might be to the feelings of the editor. We fully sym pathise with him iu his trying situation, and will freely aid him in this his hour of need. We shall from time to time give him such advice, as may suggest itself to our mind. o &3T Our leader of week before last stirred up the editor of the "Freeman" some. Not satisfied with naming it "silly, mean, dirty, filthy " in the height of his excitement he clinches things by call ing it an "egregious article." Will the learned and grammatical editor explain himself a little lntorm us what an "egregious article" is. Is it a puppy or an elephant? A-hem! bub. The above "intended-to-be-very-sraar" squib, in the Democrat, escaped our attention last week. Webster defines the meaning of the word egregious thus : "Remarkable ; great ; enormous." The artic le we alluded to in the Democrat is not only a remarkable and great one, but is an enormous one. Remarkable and great for its mean and unrepubli can like tone, and enormous for the ridiculous and absurd ideas it contains. And instead of its being either a "puppy or an elephant," we consider it a regular bidl, notwithstanding, we freely admit the writer evinces traits only peculiar to the canine race. On the test vote for the Speaker of the; House of Congress, we see that Mr, Wood, our Representative, instead of voting for the regular democratic candidate Mr. Cobb, virtually threw his vote away for Mr. Potter. Wonder if he thinks he is representing the people of this Congressional District ? Had Mr. Winthrop been elected, and that by hfs (Wood) having failed to vote for Mr. Cobb, we opine he would have heard a little thun der from home. Bucyrus Forum. The above escaped our attention in the Forum, and we now find it in the Fort Meigs Reveille. We have to say that the last vote for Speaker, given by the Hon. A. E. Wood, is satisfactory to his con stituents in this portion of the District we believe we may say in this entire Congressional District with the exception, perhaps, of Crawford county. We suppose that it will be difficult for Mr. Wood to vote on a certain class of subjects so as to please Crawford courjty and answer the demands of his own conscience and the expectations of the balance ofhis district, for the reason that Crawford lies south of Mason fe Dixon's line, and every other county is north of it : ' - . " - This is a family difficulty, and we hope we may not be accused of an interference in the matter, in expressing our views especially, as we reside on the North side of Mason & Dixon's line. That Mr. Wood's vote is satisfactory to any considerable por tion of the people of this part of the District, is, to say the least, extremely doubtful. There are some, who think his course not the most honest in the world who suppose that Amos was playing the j demagogue working for political capital If he was so very honestly opposed to the election of Mr. Cobb as Speaker of the House, they think he shquld have cast his vote, so as to have made it count They think that if he is opposed to slavery from principle, that he should have voted for Mr. Winthrop, who is known to be opposed to slavery, and who is known to have voted for the Wilmot Proviso. But instead of doing this, he cast his vote for Mr. Potter, who was not a candidate " for the Speakership, and who voted for Mr. Cobb. Does the editor of the Democrat approve of Mr. Patter's vote ? and if so, by what rule djes he approve of Mr. Wood's ? Mr, Wood is tbe only one out of eleven Locofoco Congressmen from this State, who bolted Cobb, and in approving his vote, the Dem ocrat is denouncing the ten for the course they saw fit to pursue. The vote for Speaker, shows, ac cording to the Democrat's view, that there is one anti-slavery, and ten pro-slavery members, in the Locofoco delegation from this State. And if the out-side covering was taken off of this one, we would find that the whole eleven would be as good pro -slavery men as the South would ask. How honorable the conduct of the "Whig Congressional Delegation from this State, who voted for a free man, and free territory, in opposition to the Loco foco Delegation, who voted for a slaveholder and slaveocracy. Query? Which speaks the sentiments of the Locofoco party : the Bucyrus Forum and the ten Locofoco pro-slavery Congressmen from this State, or the Democrat and the Free S-jil (?) member from the Black Swamp ? o- The Huron Reflector says: "The Ohio State Journal publishes as 'the last specimen of consistency,' the fact, that one of the Delegates who voted for Meigs county in the Locofoco Con vention, in favor of the motion to strikeout the res olution of Mr. Bierce, and against the Free Soil resolutions reported by a minority of the committee on resolutions, was last fall the Locofoco candidate for Representative for Jackson, Gallia, Athens, and Meigs, and received the votes of the Free Soilers of that district, on a pledge to sustain their policy. This is a good sample of Free Soil Loeofocoism," and we add, Locofoco consistency. StrST Mr. Wilson, of the House of Representa tives, will please accept our thanks for a copy of the Tax Laws, prepared by the Auditor of State ; and Mr. Bell, Sergeant-at-Arms in the House, for a pamphlet copy of Senator Wilson's speech, and a number of copies of the Ohio Statesman. These are the only documents we have received from Col umbus during the present session. Hope our Dem ocratic friends there will not proscribe us. $3T M- E., who advertised last week for a hus band, will see that a proposal has been made thro' our paper of to day by U. S., and that we have been appointed charge d'affairs, and empowered to negotiate and bring the matter to a close. U. S. prefers not to leave a matter of such vital import ance in the hands of the "Doctor" at the Telegraph office, for fear lie might get too much "interested" in the matter. M. E. is aware that we have long since given up our wild, romantic notions, and the only matter that we are interested in, is to feed and clothe our "family," consequently we can have no personal motives in acting as agent We advise M. E. not to be too fast iu accepting the proposal of U. S., for we have another proposal in our pos session, which we will publish as soon as the wri ter gives us his name. g3T The election on Monday last, to vote for or against the adoption of the new School law, resul ted in a majority in favor of the measure. An elec tion will be held on Saturday, the 16th day of February, for the purpose of electing six School Directors, two to serve one year, two to serve two years, and two to serve three years. It will be well for every voter in the district to turn out on that day, and elect men whom they can place confidence in, and who will carry out the law in letter and spirit We consider this election an important one. Thursday, P. M. Six Washington papers, from the 5th to the 12th inst, received by this mail. Democrat Six papers at one mail ! We hope we will hear nothing more from friend Orton about not receiv ing his newspapers. We arc satisfied when we re ceive one paper from Washington, by the arrival of the mail. .. . ic S3T The Canada papers very generally, have published Old Zack's message without abridgement ; Homestead Exemption. ; How does our friend around the corner relish the following doings ofhis party, in "Democratic Holmea." -We understand him to be iu favor of "Homestead Exemption," and the repeal of the "Black Laws." .There's "another screw loose," somewhere: - v. ; ' ' '. : -..' . ." "The Locofbeos, of Holmes county, have given thecold shoulder io Senator- Dimmock's efforts, ' in the way of passing a Homested Exemption law last winter. He was the father of the bilL and made a report in favor of its passage. ; On the 22 J ult, his constituents met in County Convention, and unanimously adopted the following resolution! If t nl lllttl hot rtn. HaiiMOantalttroG in tha Mkln. Legislature are hereby requested to oppose tb Homestead Exemption, as we believe the present laws of Ohio exemnt as much orooeriv alreadv. na any honest man could wish, to be shielded from the payment of his just debts. ; , 1 nev also oassed resolutions vwidemnino "Free Soilism," and disapproving of the Repeal of the.' Black Laws." TUrbanna Gazette. The LocofocoS of Holmes countv snnnort .ludcrer Wood for Governor, because he is the exponent of j rl o the above principles. Does the editor of the Dem ocrat support him for the same reasons ? ;Wb pause tor an answer. - - -:-!." JC3T The Convention, says the Huron Reflector, which has been held in Kentucky, for forming a New Constitution, was strongly Locofoco, and of course, Slavery was the ruling spirit in its deliber ations. The following clause in the New Constitu tion is a sample of the instrument, pnd of Kentucky Loeofocoism. This Constitution will be submitted to the people, on the first Monday and Tuesday of May next, by proclamation of the Governor. We trust, for the honor of our "sister State and the" cause of "humanity,, that there is enough of the Henry Clay spirit in the State to reject it: -. i .. Sec. 20. "The right of property is before and higher than any Constitutional sanction ; ' and the right of the owner of a slave, and its increase, ra the same, and inviolable, as the right of the owner of any property whatever." ;'. - ' ." '" -v: -r . Interesting Correspondence. ... Ws TiiiWicI, ll much pleasure. The people of Ohio, and the na tion will see by this demonstration, the imprssion made upon the minds of the distinguished gentle men whose names are appended to the invitation. The names attached are those of members of the Senate and House of Representatives persona known to the people of Ohiond who were tha most of them, eye witnesses to the, extraordinary scenes in the Senate Chamber.- , " . " " Mr. Blake stands fully exhoneratcd in the eyes of all intelligent, honorable men from - the foul charges so infamously heaped upon him. Never was there a more dastardly, outrageous attack vtcum. tui never was mere a more complete to tal failure. ' The men who were engaged in the plot stand before the community as convicted li-. bellers. . The brand of their infamv is urxra them. Justice, though slow, has been sure and effectual in its office HARRISON G.BLAKE stands forth, after passing through the ordeal, unscathed.? His libelers stand, and will stand in all coming time, the blasted victims of their Own crime; the haled and despised monuments bf their own infamy." ' .l The language of the Senators and Representa tives below, is but the language of the whole com-. m unity out of the circle of the conspirators."' We regret that Mr. Blake should have felt it his duty to decline the proffered kindness. The demon stration would have been such as was never, wit nessed in this city. -.- But Mr. Blake did not need it to sustain him. That matter is settled in the gen eral and hearty approval of his course by the great mass of the people of Ohio: . O. S. Journal .', Columbus, O., Jan. 18, 1850." IIok. Harrison G. Blake: ; ; ? :. f . i , - - Dear Sir: The undersigned members of the General Assembly, desiring an opportunity of giv ing expression to our admiration of your deport ment, and bearing in j our late position as Speaker of the Senate, in the midst of reproach and insult, and riotous disorder; and wishing to give some pub lic testimonial of our unshaken confidence' in Your personal integrity and honor, as well as our esteem for your character as our associate and friend,'"do hereby request your presence at a Public Supper to be given by us, and many of your friends in this city, at such time as may suit your convenience. . - ' Very respectfully, . . ' , " Saml T. Worcester, Lewis Broadwell, William Lawrence, George D. Hendricks, " A. Harlan, H.' Vinal, R. Beeson, Ch. EL Convers, W.-.Dennisori, Joseph S. Hawkins, Joseph K. Will, Edward Ball, Josiah S. Copeland, John D. Burnett, John Manful!, Anselem T. Holcomb, Richard' Green, Milton L, Clark, H. W. Smith, H, Chase, Saai'l Watt, & Lutz, David Ball, Joshua Worley, John Furnas, Chauncy N Olds, Wnv Salter, G. W. Baker, E. R. Eckly, Pinkney Lewis, H. S. Horton, J. S. Con klin, John F. Beaver, B. Randall, Hugh McNeely, George Ward, James Rodgers, James R. Hubbell, John A." Dodds, Elijah Carney, Seth Woodford, John Hammond, Wm. B. Fairchild, Thos. J. Fra zier, John F. Patton, C. W. Ensign.' A. G. Riddle, Noah ReiA M. R, Waite, Jacob T. Pugsley. ';,;. Columbus, January. 19th, 1850. .; Messrs. Olds, Worcester, Broadwell, Hawkins, Fairchild, Ball, and others: ; ; ' . Gentlemen: Your communication of the 18th inst, expressing an appro "U of my conduct as Speaker of the Senate, your high regard for my character as a man, and desiring my presence at a public supper to be given by you, is before me. Having performed what I regarded as my duty under peculiar and trying circumstances, to pro-' tect the constitution, defend the law inviolate, and secure to the people their rights; feeling conscious of having done nothing but my imperative duty, it is highly gratif ying to know that my etlorts for the accomplishment of this purpose, meet with fa vor from so many distinguished members of the General Assembly, vvnile it would anord me great pleasure to meet with my friends, you will, I trust, excuse me for declining any public demon stration. , . . . . t . Accept, gentlemen, assurances of my profound regard, and believe me " " ' Xours, respecttuuy, . tL. ti. bUA.ti.E4. -5, -o- Alcohol is the high priest of death to bacco is his chief deacon. ,,- . - . x . : .