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CHAR.3L.OTTE, INT. O., FE3BRUART 12,
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, THOMAS J. HOLTOW, '
ti; '. EtilTOIl VKt'KlETnn.' ' '
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'Tlijfrtrfli-Tamhin Whig i!l 1 uflCrJi (I In uli.
enlu rt".. TWO KOf.t.AKS in itdvniH; Two
UUlXARi AMU KIKTY I KN'IS if pnymcnl b
dliyud ftinriiinmih; lnd '1 H1(I:K IMiLI.AIIS
I ttw hhI ' tl jmr. Ne iaHT w;i (e dUcun.
tiiiU'-J on 1 1 1 oil rtift-jvit urc fill, at tlic
pit!! tliw Kditur. -
Aicrtiwnitul ihirrttdit Onf I'ullur m rojuaru
pt ltiw a tUi nirO lyy.)ftjr Hie ilri ime.lyoniiff gfBtlfiunii of btf aeniianitoricc had
I mi, 1 W. ci'iili (or funlicuiiliuiimicr. Court ail. I ,. , , , . . ,. I
vtrtinifula. bJ Klurifl'. JS.il.i. . I.m;tw i , r ' calh.'cj upon her, presented his coinpliiiients, 1
.-, ul. Imjtivr nn.la iiiduutu.il of 33J p r ei nl. will
In mudc Iruirt the rftulur priri , f. r mlvirtiiur Ly
Ifik r. jkiiniMtnt rTewrti-ii Mion?ti1r "r
iU .rl-'ilr, at tl pv qun- for i ;icli lime Semi
uixii" 7i -iiU Mir fUiirn fic mcii luiic.
J rl'alin.nli'ii r ullit.riiii! u i 1 1 nffnli.
' Trf p Iffbtly ftrr Tronblr.
Tf't l.'i'I' 'v,r U"l't-,
'Trij fi-fM'y iVikt m f ;
V ! y ,..tk iffirf t'out.
lif irlill. t il ItHtc
W by e.1. j ..' lunj o ttj;iit!T ;
r 11. u.,, ia ifi '
Wlrv flinf t' ftifHi U 11 !(( t 1 1 T ?
W hjf ti'! fk t-ni-4ia ?
'I'UiHtffli llnaii.iv it) c ilurli.
'r iun uuj itif I'-'tiorrow
- An 4 if y fittf t r dik
y Ar kkfyn ni Ut-iMrU'i).
1 i" ii i'pr U titsMii r t cJ ,
Itul I'Mik "i-r j.j imliMti.
' !' lightly odtK,
SuttU Uut I - I '('' I u i
Vv'r !;! tg rtiti i( g' iut
O i !. ti.if ..! t -- I .u.: ,
Arti bit vnti I orhjl,
JU V W S ..All Vtl,
" I fear that J shall never win her.'
. ' Come, coiuj Ilarrj, ibiw will never dj;
4 faint heart aeTer woiifaif lady,'' jr. know.1' j
w x'aa, that's an old adage tut what'a
tii Uhi f philo-iO'thrzing with OD4 situated
as I m' ;
Twit little colloquy tovk place ictwean a
Cs-u-'a of fnGJeuiKM "liLutua," wpou the
aetaaionof Harry lilessuu'l timid rourtahip
wi:h the i'l"I of bi heart the beloved of.
Lacy Diy was a iVautiful little creature,
With aofl blue ewiuiming eyes, fair, curling!
hair, a chock alytd with rc bue, and lips
like h eherry. Pylph like w her form j
ativf iiidcpi!. In r w as not a mere superficial 1
Leauty f it b.r voiii; inii.d a tieasury
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isMoualely J011U ,
of lha be aattful. .iiu w as
f f readuiir -not of the light, trashy novels,
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with which our huppy country is flooded'
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over but ol good souuu, ami essential-
books. Her soul n as an uie orrupt fount -in,
from whicli gu hed alanguaire that impart
ed a feirrfit plasticity to joy it-elf. l'ure,
Title and confiding, she was in. Iced an ob- !
e Worthy to be loved.
Harry Gleasou waa a yot;tig man ol Uir j
proponioo and prepossessing n po irancc, '
and as bashful and timid as he was kind ;
mid aff iblo iu Ji-po-itiou. He ws the only I
fon of awceHhy f irmer of Blooms laic, who,
pfrceiniiK lUul. ihe prop of his bouse wan
poMes-seil to soiiiu extent of 1111 lit al ability,
'it l.'nil t j traverse the fields of seiencp.
Harry aud Lucy had both been raised iu ; . c(il",rlst ,rtw,.rl, ,uc ; The Senate lias removed the injuuetion of
the same viiUjc, went to the same almu .. . . . seerecv, and the b iter will be published.
' ' love which cernis with childhood and that -.' . . . !
"tatrr di.rinr the week davs of early rhild- ,., . h ., . . . ,1 , 1 he oHicial ad vices by the America do not
, , ,.,' ,, i.' e,i which ripen with age. but to the inter- in aMV .yehaiiu'c our friendl y relations
hi id and to tha same little churcli on Sal,- ' . J J
. 1 rnpted colloquy. with England. Mr. buehanan writes that
lath; and, spring or winter, whether going j ( ista lM .Ptl g0 J no real prospects of peace are entertained
or reluruiug, llany and Lucy were vr . tbii,jt.,ulifa, Vnwi 0l,. , bv the Ministry, and England is Creparig
found iU by .tide skippiiiR over the green ,. tho larirest flpet ever floated for operations
fields, or -.lidiag upo., ihe icebound rivulet , l' ." f U'" . j 1'
,. . , . ' , t , ,, ' running over its contents, '.oaliamt tho ,n,u is siill anxious to extricate hitttsell front
h:cb, when Janus rogncd, formed " u ,.rrt ,, IlluI1, 1 re-j the war, bavins ttain-d all the desired pies
northern Loumlu.y of tho little village of rf,Hi,, (loll, ;,,, ..j,,,,, chip. . f,,v of the occasion.
liUouidaU. '...rofCenesis. Colored I'a.-hion !' too "
It was o wonder that thry loyed each ,
other, a thry actually lor a sweeter,
fairer, more Edcn lik.; spot in all tliu expau-
aivcuts of tbia wide, wide wotld, could not)
louud than limolnsUale Wliose every
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neavcn.y j;icu .
' never l uinling up Lowers oi nonejsui aiu
and win roaea awc t-brie r and egianline
It rep.-tsed at the foot of a inajeli.) hill, up
on whine brow the Junhcmin in envy would
"c in to scorch the iiinoeeiit flowers and rob
tbeui of thi-ir raiubow dye. Willow groves
aud eloslera their blossoming and budding
fruit tree ornamented the green field of
lllooniidale, whilst larks with dripping dew
upon tlnir glossy pinions, goldfinches, rob
in, luany fairy meatuiea with throi-ts lull
f musie sported along the margin of the
pellucid rirulet on the north, or wheeled
through the clear either in jocund festivity.
" Wv, Harry let mc put you ou a plau,"
cii,lu.'.-l ki eon fide nt, with whom he was
disooursini, related at the commence
ineul of our story. ' " You aro aware that
Luej i exceedingly foul of readiii-j, ud
imlred, te but yesterday txprcssed a ninli,! and was consequently igrorant of an en
wliiUt atIisn Moore' ru:n!iiuliug over Lcr ' gat'incut tbnt took plncu during Li'i t)'ciice.
JIgniiiie8, that bU posseted (hut Leauti- ..." Harry," aid Charley, oftcr t!iy
ful jfpni, tUo 'Jjidy'i 1'ook,' and '' ' : had ezvliangi d lnutuul Blututioiis, " what
' " Then it mll be a wish no longer r 1 do you think of ths Lndy' Jkok 'would it
"Hut wait my boy, tt",t you bear me out. Iiot he a suitable jircc!it for A young lady V'
And she added moreover, that en tLe liij;ht , 1-llcu ' Mporc tmileiT, and Lucy looked
previous she had iliram ; and the sub-, wouders. , , , : . .
Ft mice of the drtoui, wsh tlint a fine looking f . And what s your opinion of dri?am,'
pnd rqueU'(l her to nccent, u it tokeu of
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Ml.ll ll'l lltfr lllflA VIIJ7J IIH.IH.,
a yeur'ii subcrijition to the 1 Lady's JJouk." "then you liavo fcctrnyed confideuce, nlid
" A nJ did fhe deliver this long fpcccli ' in-tnd of kerpinsr tny secret "
in your preM-nce !'' j " Hu.-h, child ! why you.know vc women
' Nut exactly but Miss Myorc, Lo, you ' are aji ad at keeping a secret kei ping it
will underhand, is a particular frieud of t.iii and brides, Charley what a par-
mini!, related the toregoing, and added by ticulnr friend
the way of appendix (all iu a secret tio . I l0,t nolhiug ly it, I S'ies," in
u.iiid,) that J.uey said the very identical : ten-n p t"l Lucy.
peru ho prc.n iited her ilh the 4 Jiook,' n pjut x, gained a jewel," added
sub.fi.ir.(ly de.ired ber hand iu luarriaj-e, Harry. And the whole united in n general
'd " ' 1 au-li, although it was pretty much at Lu-
" .V'juence ! non-enre ! and mora than 1 ,.,j,(.i,e j but hers vas not the dl-po.-i-would
expect of 1 '0, Charley Jaeknou." iiuU 0 be rufllcd by a good joko and e-po-
' True as I lie lij;lit of day, Hurry; and Kuy oue that ternniialed fo happily,
now if yoa t:ike my sdvica you i:i commit , ;,Wi Lucy," said Kllen, aft-T ilie nier
yourself. ''Xothin:; ri-ked i.othing von,' rinnMit hud somewhat subsided. 'Charley
rteolleet." managed t ;iin my C9iient in a .liuiilar
Hurry Liljison' hope wa, now in the at- i,IU,i,0r, but 1 will tell y u ail about it at
cdidiint fr in bis own mind be bus deter- ,0iiia future time. And now lh.it you and
mind to carry out tin- j"ke if jdie it wn, Harry r etiajed, suppose tliat'we arrange
whether it was proved to his advantage or j,ot, our UUptials for the same day."
otherwise. And indued, ho had nothing to tUl fur d, purp0se wo leave them, kind
fetr, nevertheless, many had oughttbe fair reaJ,.r( whilst we draw up the conclusion,
hand of Lucy )sy, only to met with a rfe- s,-0tv T,-pnri todr'-mns, we place but
riJcd Hrg'ttivc. His whole thought. Were i;m0 confidence in tln ir efficacy ; but where
of darling. Lucy iu her was hi, all of hap- thej- may serve t unite two pure and lov-piui-i-s
and should he lose At', he felt that hearts, as in lh ca of Harry and Lu
nil "lioubl ! lo-t. cy, we would be aliuost induced to :h
Mitch of our fel'city con-i t in daylight l,t "11 tru lovers (--p'H-iiiily bnhful ones)
ilreains and joldeu hope of hours yd to mibt be blcscd with dreams, whether they
cuuie ; we lore l dreuin of the cural grove be day -dreams or otherKijC aini . duubly
t eneslli the preen l.iilowsj of the pearl blot with the object of their dreams, even
ten'ples, nd the watcr-iyphiin with their ibrou.'h thtitit!u -lieeof th " L.tV-S !!iK.''
Ion-' daik rii.tits and weet tobel lyre?; L
' of the occiD mousters iu myriads who form
' mouul uiiioiis iolc around the liaunla of sea
laylphs, and li-ten, as if enchanted, to '.he
! lueb.ilious war!. lings of lb i-e siren maiden's.
1 liut nut so with Harry.
" How vury kind of you, Ilarry,"exclaiiu
ed Lucy, as ho haudvd her the July num
ber of the " Lady'i Book," and which was
the commencement of a new v obi in p. " Is
it not really beautiful ! And the reading
too, ik 0 ttueli aaubstanUi and nuul-iu-'.ii -in
nature! Io you know, Harry I was
wisbiug the other d.sy that some kind friend
would favor 11, e w;tU euch a present ' And
1 31a nu clac
1 that ijuu prutt 1 to be that
" Indeed, Lucy, il ia but a slight tiibute
from your liuinble." i
do not aay tlit-ht llarrv.l bp.' of
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! vou. for it is a ir it L'W, and coining tLiougla
JU.I..V. . r iz
oar bauds inahe. it mil mure laluai.g t'
Xow althou -li their conversation seemed ;
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bind and affectionate, vet was there .1 scciu-
ling estrangement on tor p..not narry ;
I which, as I have previously stated tliutlticy
I loved each other, even from infancy upw nrd,
rendered it tho most striking. Hut Marry s
absence some years at college o un 1 only
to bavo added to Lis exticiue ba-hfuliit ss,
and iiecially when iu tho presence ol lit
who of all others he luot lored.
cy loved him equally, nor did she endeavor
to conceal her devotion, (she was not trifling
roqietul) which only seemed to add to
the discomfiture of her lover.
1 it.ilo-pt lfu- a as sonic wu.l tinu if, rri ty , tni to"nstmie lli- Mner-'i-nfy !i
. lit, A Iav.t. K uli Iniiti' Ai. tl cnrli Ih'!t V-) rprtl v or in(!innt! v. in ('.itr.-tl A itipr rn .
u . , , ...
j " Ves ! '
1 In. Mr (iiidre rive thelll ill CVety
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bis rieclletit ' liooli ; liesntcl a ol slaves iroin i;ie nonicr eouuiie oi lveu-
i , . . .. . ,i, . .,.,.,ro tueky last niiibt. Tho whereabout of sev
luablu receipts, dress patterns,, j k
1 eral ha ve ben discovered liere, and the of-
k, crotchet, aud infacteveryt g nt Mon ,0.d(V VTweoM , ,.,,.,, nr.
ueeui.i-ui, ..v., j
,l,at would prove valuabb. to a lady It is
jm,r),( ,), ,,,, plir,,rts."
"And mu-ie too !- Tho,e happy days inj two or three spectators, but not severe.
, . . ly. (hie slave woman, finding escape im-
are o'er." Ol,, Hurry, does not your mind pn, JC of 0, of ,i(,'r rl,n.
often recur to tho Kly-iaii days when you (ml) ymi, jt instantly, and indicted so
and I sported so innocently together ? I yero wounds upon two others. Eight of
Oh, the aeeiie. ..f my cliili'lmo.! I c.tinet fi.ri;ct, the slaves aiC said to have escaped,
l.lke yiaiuiia id beauty lin y are liiiin.tuip mc yi I.'
" V, ili wr bright and happy day Vi( A .U;LT nilKK,(Ky.AH
thai- Lucy ; but time may bring days still jorlu,0 Creeley was coming from the Cnpi
bappicr to niu to both I hope," exclaim- tol building this afternoon, ha was attaek-
e i , i .i if ail . ) . ..c ..t .
ed Harrv.in return.
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Three months subsequent lo the period
a. which our .lory comunmces. Harry Olea -
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ton and Charley Jackson met at the rci-
dence of MU Tloorc, in the delightful vib
lage of Hlooiiisdale. And Luoy was there,
too. Charley had bee u on a tour aoulb,
Lucy! did tho persort whs presented you
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with the 'Book,' propose also for your liutid,
and Lit I ha . . . , t ,
" Oh,' Kilcn eiclaimed Lucy b'.uihitig,
1I! 11 (sM V I KVV or TIIV. ('iiVTtsT I' OH THE
octK Klisiit p. This obstinate contest is a 1
gu.id siu of the prosperous ton liimti ef
the I'niied States, both in tin ir furriu and
domestic relation.-. lid an em my stand at
tlnir st, were a c iti.tnercial crisis itn
pending, were a servile war raging iu the
Southern Stales, the election of Speaker
would not be spun out to nucha length. All
the other considerations would be flung to
l!,'. winds in order that Congress li.'Lt
proceed without delay to Conceit n.ca -urcs
tor avi.riiiir toe UaiiLi r. Jiut the 1 mted 1
St.ite l.avv peace wiiiilu their holders, and
beyond t'aeiii. With an.ple cllow-rujui iu
d t am 1 y l'top.ej Leni-
lory, with an ample field of rein out. rati ve
1 1 inn lov rneiit tor a tuou-and times the eaiu-
u ,,' iaiof ,.3I1 Comu.aiid. men iia.e
no ti in t iti )ii tj civil broilaj and, iiulesa
tlcy for.-p a -luairc'ioii r.Jinc foreign tia-
lion, Mi l op'e or (iovrrnim nt bate any
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,(!,, t-ie.un by attackin; tln.ni. Ihe nu-
ai ,tiuwa of their lit rvc-c ntalii cs al e
deenl ..1 In roilllua loisltin.. V. Hill In I r I I
, 1 ,rr .- r . , 1 , ,,;,ii
stand o.tr P.i aje.iruit.vo will. out seu-
ouslv injurin- llieiu. Th.-y are the political
, J 0 , ., .' ,K .,
locust caters ol tne liiouern wenu: iiicy
faJ .if,-,,ril ( ;uuse i leisure ami proeras-
tiniti"ii. It.'u'i n Luna sua hunnt. 1 In
nation el tne'iiu iv eii.l have tne woil
constant!;, at the door, aud mu.-t dearly
nlide any moment of precious time thej
let slip. "" i'o' 1-t'iihi AVns,
The President has communicated to the
nate. in executive session. Lord John
)ti,.,.r8 1, .'or of January Id, Wi , to.
Mr. Crnmpion, and was then submitted to1
Mr. I'.ver.tt, Secret a ry of Mate. It de
clares that ilie British (ioverninciit intends
Mlriefle ti mrrr nut flu. f!iiil,n. Itula'i.r
Stampkhk of Slav ks Aukksi ui some
! up tiikm Uoitnini.E Mi hiikii op a Cini n
! tiv a Motiikii X-i Tlier toi ii stfitniu-ili.
1 0f ,;1Vl.s fr0I1, t!,e border counties of Wen-
tic, rs at noon to day proc
rr5( ,pproaehin2 a bou-e where the
; slaves were secreted , tho latter fired, wound-
y mo jiou. aiutr ivui, oi a, ..-,
who. with ni4 H"r, inniPieti tLvvrai i.iow
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u(Joii the defenceless head of Greeley. W hen ,
Jtireeley waa approaching the National llo-j
I tol, Kut again struck him over tho arm.
ith a .dick. The assault is supposed to;
! Uv been caused by some .evere .tricturcaj
iu tho Washington letter, which appeared:
j Trilju,l0 m,w,plipcrt ou Mr. Kiisfsl
j pr0pUhi,io i the llous. re.iiestiuf all thej
j eaUdidatos for tho Spcakcrihip to withdrnw
f.oui lb couUst. , - . ,
A young clerL'ica! pei.t'cnian relates the
rollowihirsnfi-rloleofoiu; of hi, Diid li Lr,.il,.
ren. 'J'lie old pareon was about commenc-
ingone of hi "-piritunl exoreisey, wlirn, tu
Ii is Lt-in a little near shted, was ndded
the dim li"ht'nfn coiintrv ehureh: After
clearing out his throat, he cave out tho'
Hymn, prefacing it with tup rtpology:
Til! bf lit ia timl, llltne Pv 'i,ll ditii,
scarce Can see to ruod ci.-!i liyiuir
t:kc by pyj in
rp. , , ,. . ,.
of tho couplet, finished iu tliu pueoding
I IIC Ul'l 111 UU ill. I.IIIH HHJS'U WlOill. DIIU
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xclaiiued at thy top of his voice:
J oiitk tl e 1I1 liii't. in jou ill!
J)l vault iiu liyiini lu ir ul nil !
The clerk aurnosiinr it wis the first stanz i eminent on me to call your attention to tliu i
of the byuin, struck up t :.ci,c of eommou """T'-'. ur-emiy to rccomnn-nu uie .. ew,u . .c.r,i..ri,u
The old parson, taken somewhat abaek, 1 lil,i,J" s tue grave exigencies of the case op-, 0,,?;rtf had been hhl ifttlm Territory o'n
. it,:. ,.. ,.f ....- ,i. . ' fear to n nuire. I -!itl ot November, ? I, and the d.-h.-
A Lui kv Khca pk. The Mempbin Ap-rf riefbt fall withiu tli powers of tlm genc
penl says a physician of that place paid a ral government ; and the other, that the in
niorning visit, recently to oue of hi' patients habitants of any .such Territory considered
in the upper end of the town, and on enter- as 11,1 inchoate State arc entitled, in the ex
ing the room of the sick mail, the following crcise of self-government, to determine for
dpilou'tie took l.laee.
y,ii it 1 (iayi Ioetor, I ve got
cheated this load of poles.
or f'n How y : grcss nnuer it, atm to tliu power ol tlic ex-
Witii iit. llisirg on his elbows and look- '"'ing .Slates to decide according to the pro
ing across iho room. Lok there, loctor, visions' and principles of the constitution,
at that, feller lying there ; T pot him to take R'1Mt '""c the Territory shall be rooeir
that pill you left mc, and it killed him in au C,J as a ,s i"to t,ie I'nion. Surli arc the
hour. : j;rcat poljlical rights which are solemnly
Exit Doctor, intitterin. ; declared and offii ined by that act.
i lla-scd IIDOil this theorc. the net of 1nn-
in uie eariy parioi me ciguicenm pen-
j . i-iuici was eouueiiiueu iu suuer uie
extrenn; penalty of the law for cowstenling.
111s wile called to see una a lew days pre
vious to his execution, to take a last fi:
well, w hen she asked him :
"My dear, Woulu you like the children
to see vou exi-Piited !''
.), replied lie, what must they come
1 That's just like you," snid the wife,
you never wanted the children to have
A western editor tbu-i apologizes for the
inoi:i penranee of his paper at the usual
"Owing ti the facts ths'. our paper-ma-k(
r disappointed us, that the mails failed
and deprived us of our es baneee, that a
lutih pedler stole cur scissors, that tli
rats ran off with our pite. and th
vent to the circus while tie editor
b tue tendliifr babies, our piper is unaveid-
n'.ly d. laved beyond the jr. per peri.nl of
" Are sisters Sal
nin at,co rc-ourccs
U hyno you a-li lltat
e 1 heird bnoie John
pa.'" " No, ui y son
u'lestiou r"' liecau
say, it you' would only bisLatid your re
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bv ttcr than you do. Aud 1 thought il would :
J fc n - s;w"-
be a good idea, because ycu wouldn't have
so many nan here for auiper every Suii
d.iy ev ening ; that a all, pi.'
I tones us, hy I lie provi-ioiis ot the act, were J nose 11 ecisn ns ot 1 110 returning oineers pci man-Oit seat ot government al
Tiik ClU'P est Fi.hwf.R. I h ive spen to be appointed by the general jroveriiuient, : anil of the governor are final, except that, 1 any place in its discretion, of coar-e by the
pr-rsnna who pntber for tie parlor their including the governors, were appointed and : I'y 'be parliamentary usage of the country same enactment it had tin; b ss and the in
ehoieest (lowers, just ns tiny begin to open cuiiiiiii.ssioucd in duo season ; the law hav- ' applied tj tho organic law, it may be con- eluded power to lix it t onporarily.
into full bloom and fra 1:111 nee, lest some ing been enacted on the 30th of May, I S."i4, ! ceded that each house of the assembly must j Nevertheless, the iillei'ition that the acts
passer by should tear then from the bush and the cominissiou of tli5 uovcrnor of the i bave been competent to determine, in the . of the legislative asseuddv w.i. illc.-al bv
and destroy them. loes mt liod somrtiines
gather into heaven young nod innocent chil
dren for the same reason lest some rude
hand may despoil tbeui of their beauty T
flooiJ AT (J tl-.s-siMi. "Well Pat, which
the w ay to Uurlinetoi) !'
" How did you know 111 v Maine wasl'at!'"
" (I, I euessed it."
" Thin, be the towers, if ve aro so "ood
at guessing, yc d better cucss the way to
A Sp K Law v Ml. A lawyer, being sick,
made his last will and testament, and cave
all hi estate to fools nnd madmen ! l.i incr
aked thereupon for so doinr. he said.
' l-'roni kiii Ii I rnt it and to siieh 1 return it
if l ' .;.) ;..,l..o i . 1.1., .,( nt.1
i i .i. ' .. I.- .1 - i iv.
iiiiilir niiii n ii ei ii i ne: si .1 tiei . j'oion.
know what we sit here for?' Yes, verily 1
1 do,' said the Quaker 'three of you for:
four dollars each a day, and the fat one in
the middle for four thousand a year"
A bttcr was recently received at tue1
Post Itffiee in Cleveland, Obi ;, d'rected :
" To the 1 ig bull her, at Cleveland, wi'Ji a
big wai t 011 his nose." The cleiks iu the of-:
tiee knew the man, but were afraid to pre
SClit it. I
' Wall, Sambo, what's yer at now-a-d ay s !'
' Oh, 1'so a carp'iiter and jiner.'
'Hi! I gess yeu is y. What department
do yer perforin Sambo .'
' What department? I does
What's dat V
' Why, I turns dc grindstone
A youii'i blood from Suekerdoni wis!, ing
to cet 11 chance to tell a voung lady what
, . 1 . 1 1 i . 1. 1 1 . .1.
lie tnougiii 01 ncr, uoiineu in ur, 100.S,
and addressed li'.r 111 tins wise, .nss, can
I have the exquisite pleasure of rolling the
whe.lof conversation arouud the. axletrec
of your understanding 11 few minutes this
evening?" The.' lady fainted.
An Ii iohmau, on I cing told to grease the
waggon, returned in about an hour after
wards, and said : " I've graii'd every part
. , -i 1 .... 1 .
ov the waj-on iiisiuu ano uui, yci m-uui,
but I can't cct at the stick the wheels hang
fcPECIAL MKSSAGF f'l'dM THE riiH-
' le utijoiuea mestajre from the l'resi-
I the Lulled hliiies, waa transuiitted
i ta 1".,U houses of (Jongicss, in relatiou to
; tl,a a"1-1 que-itiou :
To tit $mate uvd
i Ihnir. of Hrnfrsrvtiitirm :
(.'ircumstnin-es have occurred to disturb
; the course of governmental organization i;i
t tic 1 erntory of Kansas, and produce there
acnnrtition ot tilings which renders it in-
A brief exposition of the eireunit jiiops
s .0 tie tun u,iers,adig 0. ,i,0 rc.
'eoiiiiiiindations which it is propo.-ed to sub-
rcicrrea rr. ana 01 un'ir otiu"". wi bu ut-
Th net to ori'iuiize the Territarii-s of
Nebraska and Kansas was a manifestation
.f .1... 1 1 p gi
t uit? icii uie umi;h)ii 01 on're?.s oil
i two great points of constitutional eon-truc-i
t ion ; diic, that the dcsiiintion of the bound
aries ot a new Trrritory, and provi.-ion for
; its political organization ji re nivMaiircs which
; themselves hut shall be their own domes
tie iii-'mitions, subject only to the cou-ti-
- . I . i ii . i ..
! tuiion ud the laws duly enacted by O
1 . ' V ' -
Igress defined for each Territory the outlines
of republican government, distributing pub-
im aut Imnty anion-.' la'.vtiil ly created agents
urciitive, judicial and lej;ilative 1 0 be
appointed eit her by the general poverntueut
or ly the Territory. The legislative func
tions were intrusted to a CTiiicil ntid a
(louse of llepresentalivcs duly elected and
empowered to enact all the local laws
which they mi l'Ii t deem
essential to their
Ttrnstieritv. latililiii'ss and "ood I'ov'crnment.
! 1 - 11 -
Aciin- iu the same spsrit, Congress also de-
fined the persons who were in the fir-t
itist.inep to he1 ponidered as the pi -onle of
each Teriitorv j enactintr that every free
white male inhabitant of the same above
the ngo of twenty-one years, be i 111 an ac
tnal resident thereof, and possessintr the
qnalilieatons hereafter described, should be
entitle.! to vote at tho (irt election, ami be '
eligible; to any office within the Territory,
but that the qualilicntions of voters and ,
bohlit -p office at all subsequent elections
"-honld bo prescribed by the leeilative a-
seniblv : Provided, however, that the rb-lit
sullrage and of lioldiii; olliet shoulJ be t
Pxcrcised on'y by citizens of the United
Stiles, nud those who should have declared ;
I on oath their intention to become such, mid j
iirt.u iubui nil uuiu iu suiiori ilie U'JIlslIIU
tionof ti1(i rited States and the provisions
o( lle a(;t . Al)(, ,Iuj furlll0r that
;.. .,u:. . .1 .
have taken an oath to support the constita- !
onver, soldier, seaman, or murine, or other
iiriniina 111 111c n in I ul iinvvoi ilie i i. i-
I.A ........ A. ' I.:.
-.1 Vf.iri nr nll.ii.lu.il v tr.,itd
should be allowed to vote or bold
, ollice in either Territory by reason of be- j
i ing on service thcirin. -
! S'icli of the public officers of too Tjiri-
. 1 . . .
lervitorvof Nebraska beiu dated on the
i!d day of Auiijt, Is'il.aiid of the Terri
tory of Kausus ou the -i'th day of June,
Among the duties imposed by the act on
the ;ov ernoi a was that of dirtetin.' and su-
p. niiteiiding the poiilieal or-ranualion of
uie respective J erritories. ihu governor
of Kansas was required to cause a census
of enumeration of the inhabitants and qual
ified VOtt-rs f-f I Ii s cs vo.r ! 1 i.iinri.i. mill iliv.
ui(.(s of ,1k, Ttnitorv tJ Ll, tllUu,by ucli
I pc.rs011!4 allj ;u ,., ,ll0,i,. a i10 n,i;,lt
I siginite and appoint ; lo.nppoint and direct
the tinio ami place of Lobli nr (lie first
elections aud the returns thereof: to dto
elate the number of the members of (lie
Council and lloue of Hoinesciitatives fur
each pntnitv or dis.tii.-t -. to deelarn w hit
t m rsons mb'tit appear to be duly elected .
i nnd to in n lint iIih lime nnd i, Lienor ih
first iueetiu' of the Icei-l itivc assem dv. lu
substance, tliat same duties were devolved
- - -
Oil tll COVerllor 01 iNelir.lSKIl.
While, bv this act. the miuciide of eon-
fstitiitiou for each of the Territories was one j I1". a!'!-,r few day, the assembly re
m.il il... s ou., mid il,,. .1,.1-iils nt' ni-rmtiii i solved to iilioiirnto another place in the
legislation regarding; both were as nearly as
could be identical, and the Territory of ".W
tira.-Ka was trampiuiy ami success tuny organ
iicd iu the due course of law, and its first le- ;
gislaivo assembly melon the loth of .l.in.'j
1 o"), t be organization of Kan-as was long j
delayer!, and has been attended willi Serb '
011s ililTieulties and embarrassments, partly ;
the consequence of local inal-aduiiuistra. ;
tion, and partly the unjustifiable interfer
ence of the inhabitants of some of the
States foreign by residence, interests and
lights ef the 'Punitory.
The trove 1 nor of the Territory of Kar.xas,
commissioned, as before stated, on the .! th
of .luiie, did not reach tho designat-!
ud Mat of hi government until the Ttb of,
the ensuing ( letober ; and even then failed to ,
make the first step iu its legal orgatiiration ;
that ot orilernnj; tli census or enanie ra-
tion of its inhabitants until so late a elnv
ctioti of members of the legis
lative assembly did not take place until
the HHtli of March, !."). nor its meeting
until the second of July, I ".). So that, for
a year after the Teriitorv was constituted
by the not of Congress, and the officers to b
appointed by llnT Federal Executive had
been commissioned, it was without a com
plcte governnieiit, without any legislative
uthorirv, without local law, and of eourse,
without tho ordinary guarantees of peace,
and public ordur
lu other r. spcet. Die Governor, instead
of csercMiiig constant valance and putting
forth all L,s enemies to prev. nt or counter-
act the tcnuW.es to ulegality, which are
prone to exitt iu all nnperUetly organized
I U nt I ? T r "'TV"'"1'?- ,
Ills Bttr lit ion til lie (lleiri.-il frnm I. is ,llwil
obligation by other objects, and himself set
... . , r .: .
an txniiif.le ot the violation of tho law in
: ,ae pclorrmaiiCe of acts which rendered
1 'J ury. iu me acquel, to remove iiim
! " OI cuici executive magistrate
i ul ",0 J'"iiory.
ls:tore the rrquixite preparation wa ac-
Pa,e '"'nt 111 H-iu-c of llepre-
; " - -jui vnnirir--. u nn ;mj
I? ti,:V t,,e ol-?tion ot members ot the le-
. . ;.. 11 1. 1...1.1 :.. .1. .....
1 , . J1 "
eral prceircts ul the tame time as lor d. le
i gale to Uonare, any iieatiou appt-rtainin;
.to the (U :ilitieation cf the persons voiiii" a
:peopUot ih'! territnry, would have passed
I necessarily and at oik-c under the Mipcrii
ision of Congress, the j idee of the ali.li
ity of the return ul the ili lc-t"i and wo ,M
i have been d ct -r inin.. J I i fore ennllictin.' p is
sioiis huJ boeoine inflamed bv time, mid
before opportunity could have been alford
,ed for systematic interference of the pi "pic
i of individ ual States.
This interfereticc, in so far as concerns.
j !t" primary caa-es and its bin
Im.tii.iitik.. l . t u. j ..in. ci !m in. ...i
mencement, was oue ol the incidents of that j
pernicious agitation on the subject of the i
condition of I ho eoloied peixms held to
service in 80010 of tho Slates, w hich has so
long di-turbed the repose of our country,
and excited individuals, otherwise patihxic 1
and law abiding, to toil wiili mi-sii i rc ted '
zeal in the attempt to propagate their social I
theories by the perversion and abuse of the ,
i tl'i , . ,
V""l; ' ' oL re,., a tie persn,,, aim tue
ir""" 1 ""J 01 ,nc " .ori;.' -
;, il.-T,...:, ,.:.,. .f.i 1 .1 i. 1
1.1 iu- 1 iiooii-.-sui ..ut'iisi.ti aiiu isiinaas,
thwaited in the endeavor to impose, through
the agency of (.'miie-s, tin ir particular
views of s.-ieial organ!, it i -n 011 the people of
the lutnr" new .Slates, now perceiving that
the policy of leaving tii inhabitants of each
State to judge for liicri.-c Ives in this res
pect wns iner.idicably rooted iu toe convic
tions of the I'nion, then had recourse, iu
: . .... 1 1 . . . .1
I I""-"' o. taeir general onjeet, to tne ex-
; traor.lmary tnpnsure ot propagan-ii-t colo-
mnanoiioi uie icrnioryoi 1 ausss, 10 pre
vent me ireeauo natural action ot its mini- j t,e 0,.ahil. ,,,.,.. U,,VuM 10 do im
bitants 111 it, lutcrnal or-rau.xation, a ud : plj,- w ha t it ha, done exp, es-i v- . hat is,
thus to anticipate or to foiee the determina-, ,0 forlij to Ue 1 jaari.u uHuy ,l,0
tion of that ipiostmn in this .nehoate State. f,OH.t.r-10 (.lo0.c a, v U ,;,;,, , a.
With tsuch views, associations were or- the temporary somi of it deliberation.
ganized 111 some ot the States, and their
purposes were proclaimed through the press
' lauguagre extremely irritating and otien-
sivo to thoo of whom the colonists were to
become tiie neighbors,
nets hud I Lao necessary 1
J nose designs anil
consequences to awn-
ken emotiuns of intense indignation iu States
"car to tho Territory of Kuias, and espe-
cially iu the adjoining Slate of Missouri,
whose domeatio pieace was thus the nio.,tdi-
1 v.".j .
: ter 11101
redly endangered ; but they are tar troin
ying tiie illegal and reprelieiisilde couu-
niovenieiits which eu.,ued.
1 uuer lueae luau-pieioua circumstances ,'
i K. hrnn..rii o!....li..n. i.,r , l...rU tl...
..... ,.,.u.. , n- i.ii.a ivi ... i a v nib
legislative assembly were held 111 most, it
nd all, ot the precincts at t tie tunc and the
place, aud by the persons designated and
appointed by the Governor according to
in . . . s .1 . .
last resort, the iiualitications and the dec-
liou of its members. The subject was, by
its uature, one appertaining txclu-ivoly to
the iu-i.se ietion of the local authorilies of
the Territory. Whatever irreulariti
have oenrred in the el
rctioiis, it seems too
- ' now to raise tliat qie.,tion. -t all
events, it i. a question as to win.
, in 11 l.er
now, nor at any prev ious time, has the Ica-t
possible legal authority been possessed by
the President of the l uited States. l'or
all present purposes the legi-lative body
thus constituted aud elected, was the legiti
mate assembly of the Teriitory.
Accordingly, 'he governor, by nroelama
lion, eonveued the ii.semhly thus elected to
I meet at a t
c called Pawnee city : the two
j bouses met and were du'y organied in si
' ordiuary parliamentary lonii
each sent t
! allJ received from, the r
jovei nor the olln i..l
on such occasions ; ;
! communications usual
an elaborate message opening the session j
I was ConilliUtllCatPd ly tlie
overnor : and 1
. Vl '1
i'1"1-" e-iiaianuu n.a eu-
I tered upon by k-tri-laiive assembly.
Territory. A law was accord iuiriv
, against the cou.nt of tho gov. n.or, but in
duo I niu otherwise, to remo.-e the s. at of
government temporarily to the" Shawnee
Mauuul Labor School," or .Mission, nnd
thither the assembly proceeded. Afterthi,
receiving a bill for the establishment of a
ferry at the town of Ivckapo v, the eovcrn
or refused loaijti it, am! by special tues
a.c assigned for reason of refusal, nor any
tliin- o! ;i-tio!. able in t lie bill itself, not anv
pretence ot' ihe illegality or incompetency application of persons acting agim.t auth o
.if the assembly as such, but only the f..et t rities duly coiit:tuii d by act ef Conri s .
that the assembly had by it. act transfer- j lu every case it is the people of the Terri
red the -cat of novel nine t,t teinporaiily fioiu 1 t-.rv, not a party aiievnu ihem, w ho have 1 1,.
1'ii.viiee city to tbc Sh iw nee Mission, l'o
the sniiiei rea-on, he coiitiuue 1 to relu'e to
sien estiior bills, 11 i.t i 1 . in the course of a few
ebiys, he, by official message, communicated
to the assembly the fact that h.' had re
ceived notification of the termination of his
functions 11 governor, and that the dutie
cd' the olfice were legally devolved on the
secretary of the Teriitory ; thus to the
last rec ij-niing the body as a duly elected
and constituted legislative assembly.
It will be perceived that, if anv constitu-
tional defect attached to the legislative acts
Ol toe assenioiy, 11. 1 uel incvem.cu iu euu-
sist ill irregularity of election, or want of
-qualification cf the members, but in the
chance of its place of session. However
trivial this objection may seem to be, it re
ijuil'cs to be cousideicd, because iimiii it is
fom,juj H t!l:lt .uperstruclure of arts,
plainly against lair. w bid, now threatens the
pMl.,., onl of fUl! Territory of Kansas,
but of the I'nton
S"cl' !l" 0,'icrti"' ' proceeding of
.i . , . . . ' . '.
me iciri-iaiivc a.'sciirj
v was ot excci'tion-
le ori-in. for the reason that bv tint
express terms of the organic law, the seat
of government of the Territory v.a ' locat
ed temporarily nt lYrt Leavenworth," and
yet tho governor himself remained there
le.-s than two months, and of his di-cretion
transferred to the Shawnee Mission, where
it in fact wti- tit the time the assembly were
jc.iiieu i'ici ai 1 awnet- cif e, Jrfliet'ov
.(ninr fi.i.l any such right to change tempo-
iiiiiiv uie seni 01 L'overnmi'iit. all mum
i-lalivi: assembly. The ubieeti. n t
'( exeiq'ti. uiable origin, for the further rea
son that thejilaee indicated by the g..vern
r. uitti.i.if lini,. . .,... ...1, , '1..:...
' . r ..... ..
prelrr.-nee in ii-df
was a proposed Mwti
. which he and others were attempt
lento uiil.int'ullv u noli land, within
t o 'l
a military reservation, .ir participation in
which illeL';d net tin., eoinmandant of tiic
po.t a supciior ollieer of tliu iirinv h.ia
heen dismissed by sentence of court mar
tial. Nor is it ca-y to see why the lejisi iti v
. assembly tiiilu iio. with piopru-tv, pass the
territorial act traiisleriin it sittm-js 10 the
."shawnee Missiur!. If it could lejt, that
iiuusi beou account of some prohibitory or
j incompatible pt iviM, 111 of net of Con-ires.
Hut no sueli provi.-ion exi-ts. The or.-anie
let, 11s already Rioted, says the " seat of
L'ovcriiincnt is heiehy Incited temporarily
al l-'ott L aveiirtoith." ami it then pro
vide that cei tain id the pui iie buildings
there " may be occupied and u-ed uii'ler
the dirietion of tlm govern. r and lcisla
tive asseinb'y." '1 hesR expressions lnirht
possibly be eoiist.-ued to imply that when 11
a previous section of the act it was enacted
that" the tirst l.-jji-l-.tive assmbly sl.a.l u....t
; at such place on such day as the enveruo-
all appoint,'' the word " idace ' mentis
ace at bort Leavenworth, not place any
wueruiii tne Jerritory. It so
Jerritory. it so, Hie pjvem-
or would have been the first to err iu this
matter, nut- only in himself h ivin.' removed
the scat of government to the Shaw nee Mi.
Moll, but iu ii";:.iii niuoviiig it to 1'uwiiee
cily. ll there was any departure fi 0111 the
lett;r of ihe law, therefore, it w.i hia iu
but, however this may be. it is most uu-
to hill,,.!.,. fi,.,t i.w ii... i..t-i..u r.e
l'hat is proved by ihe si-nilieai.t bmuaee
(of one of the jo.,ciueut acts of Congress
on the ubj-ct thai of March 3, lijj
'which, in mani'mr appropriations for public
buildings ol the 1 erntory, enacU that ll.e
1 same mi. ill not be expended " until tiio Le-
; gi.-latuie of said Teiiilory shalj have fixed
i by law the permanent seat of government,
Congress, in these expression., dues, uot pro-
less to be grauiiu.' thv power to lix the per-
mauent seat of .overi.iueiit, but n eogniios
Ihe power as one aiieady iranied. Jh.t
how 1 I'ndoubtedtv by the comprehensive
provision ot tin; organic act n-
,l...l..,. l I ... I I...T. . . t .'.
m 1 1 i .. i a 1 11 i i. 1 11'- i.-' is i .1 i i ii 1 11 1 - r o i I e
ill extend 10 ail iihtta! sul jecis
n consist, nt with tiu con-ti;'i-"nite
l Slate and the provision
If. iu view of this aet, tho
;-se;.l!y had (be Jar,.; p..w. r 11
ot U u't-lati
tion of the
of this art
.. , .
reason of this removal of it place of session.
was brought forward to justify the fir-t un-it
mov cine nl iu di.i e jard of law w it bin the Ter
liti iv. One of the acts of the legislative !
sciublv rov ivied for the election of a dele
gate to the pic-en Congress, aud a delegate
was elect, d und'-r that law. I'ut, sii! c
iptently to thi-. a pinion of the eople of
the Teriitory yr. cerJcd, without authuilty
of law, to elect another delegate.
pollowing ti'On this mov. i..ent was auoih
er and more iiop rtant one of the same gen
eral character. Person coiifcs.-d!v not
constituting the I ody politic, or all the in
hiii'ants, tut merely a party of the in
habitants, nn 1 without law, have underta
ken 1) suniim n a ceuvciiti-.n for the ( ur
p 0-0 cf f -r. :i -f-11 11 1 n r the Territory into a
State, and have ft allied a eoi.ituti m, adop
ted it, and under it elected a 'ioveriior and
clV'cci-s and a llepr-sciitaiivfl in Congress.
In extenuation of thru illegal nets, il is
alleged that the States id' California. Mich
igan and others, were selforganied, and,
such, were aainitteil imo tlie I mon i.uh-
out a previous uab',iti act of Couuress.
It is tni", tli it, while in a majority cf
cases a previous act of Congr.s.s ha been
pa.-cd to aath 'iie the Territory to ; re-et t
it-eif a a State, and that this is tle-cmed
the iu ).-t regular co:ir-e, yet -in h an net hi.
not been beid to be iiniis en-ablc, ami,
in some cases, the Territory h is proetcb-a
without it, and has nev erth. le-s : admit
ted into the Cniou as a Stntj. It lies wito
Congress to authorize beforehand or u ccoi
fir'ii after.. :u ds, in its discretion ; but iu no
in-taueo has a Stat.
upon t he
power to I01 m a constitution and ask tor ad
mission a a State. No priuc'j 'e of j.iblio
i.nv, no p ractice or precedent under 'he Con
stitution of the United States, no rulo of rea
01, right, or co 111 tu ou sehso eo:; 1'ers any such
power as that new claimed ly a mere party
in the Pel ritory, iu f act, w hat hir- bnen done
is of revolutionary ch iracter. It is avow
edly so in motive and in aim as r-'spoet. the
local law of the Tenitory. It will heeetmi
treasonable insurrection if It reach tin" l.-u'h
of or-fatiized i'psiiatice by force to the fun
daiuenta! ir 1111V other (eder-,1 law nnd to
the aulhoiity of ihe lien -rai (ioverriiue it.
lu such au event, the path of duty for tho
Kxi euti ve is plain. The constitution r. .jour
ing him to take care that the laws of the C
nited States be iaiiiilully exieineo, if they
osed iu tiit