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, 4 ..TUP HAS J. HOLTOW.
.i KDITHH & PHOPHlttOH,"'
Thaforth C arnTlnuAVhle wilHe alfnrdt'd tnaui.
genBe-t TWO IJOt.f.AKK i, advance) TWO
ikjllau? anu nrrv cent if vy..i .
tlcljoU Juriineeiniirilliin iid 'i HKtt; IliLI.AIUS
I tin? ni 111" til JfMf.. 'u puT Wlt be ItUl'OII.
tmil'-a nniu an nrrrarugn uru ('lO, txcrpl at Hit
osti'ift vf thm EJlLir. ' " ' . -.
' AHertifmrt imi rtprf at Onf Doflar f r )ur!
(16 luU.r Ui.th;.rtyf)fril..ilr.ii,,..j
t. on, nuil KJornU Ivrocli euutmuaiic. Cnurtaii-
ertie.ucut and ttiie.U ' h!.. tUjiKtil Si put I
...t. u.g;.v. , -rMrr " i
tho vir. - Aclvrrtiwnit-nta nrrt-4 mihthly r ;
uo.ri.rly. u fl ,Hir ,u:.re tor cxdi tin.e. tMriui.
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i'f nc, hrAtUcr nisn. U-l's Jo uur b ml
'iu hiuutu l rnvtUet wir vt hit.
Dili I'. ir. In r jiUT.Uuni I).,,
Avannt ; and irrini, lnob'e Slru'q
;. pl- In tror Irau fhily i
Am lir'trd, cLibwuh, it i irt ;
Ijft grHtl. wcci.vu!t-l llnrmuny
KuiuM us timiii yr, l.udft lj hrart. '
Wiif flw will j'-lh - furl lhnrnt
h u n'rr .f In rlluf 0iie f
Wh nurtarr ttPT? riNsitlrd llt
WU-lj itiMal ivei BUrifia pit) iug bv T
W utD LJti W'Mi on u the Bky J
bflVr inflii, it la not wt'l i
W c itc tour !' the M ;
Ku. liti in ttaiij4 Ufcc our Uinl,
Vie is ?ii id Iri' UiUliip last,
Tl htf!J y n ful ap t l" wi y,
I'll ttot it ynr ipi.if "l :
A4, if I droop t"t lCK of Mrarietb,
lL.!m liiti mm Unt to the gnat.
1 SITi HO T2IHS 03- SEil.
One day Mr. Eawnm;, swerchsnt tail
or, rtond at Lis cutting board, a poorly
drcu:d womuu entered his sh.p and ap
piOACUiUjj hiui o.keJ, with soui elubarrass
rarBt and timidity, if b ht "" to
f . ..
"What tm you do"' a.Scd ths tauor,
looking rsthur coldly upou bis vbitur.
" I eaa mak paataloons and tt," r
i i . i . .. i
!! you ever worked for merchant
Vcs, sir, I ba.e worked for Mr. Wjlht." ,
"lluka Bn.l.iug for you to do!"
"No; wot jut now. IU La regular
band will alway get the preference."
11 Did your work suit hbu V
" lie never found fault with it,
" Where do you live T"
" In Cbsrry street, at No
Mr. Lawsnnstlod anl mined Tor a short
' I have a Teat here," he l length said,
tkinga, mail bundle from the shelf,", h.eh
I want to morrow evening at the latest. If
tou think you can doit very neatly, and
Lsve it don in time, you Cju take it."
" It shall be done in time," said the young -
woman, reselling eagerly for the bundle
" And remember, I shall expect it made
wi ll. II I like your wors i w:u give you
ii i l .!.
I will ITY lo ineaftiT iu, iiiunio,
" Tomorrow evening, roeollect,"
" Yes sir ; I will have it done."
The girl turned and went quickly away.
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In a tuck room la the third story ot an oiu
1.oj on Cherry sire. I. was thu home of tbu
foor sewiu" gill. As she entered, she aaid
in a cheerful voico to bit ti-ter, ' Mary, I
i ... .ii.i
h-.e g-t wot, vest, and 1 n.u.t have
it done by to morrow evening.'
'Cau joi fini.-h it iu tune!' inquired tho
invalid iu a feble voice.
It proved to be a white Marseilles. As j
soon as the invalid si-lersaw this, she said, ;
'lam ar, aid y,.. will not be able to get it j
done in tiu.e, Flleu. You n.e not very fast
with the uoedle, and beaidei, you sre yery
far frnm l,inr mi-l? '
"Don't fear in thu least. Mary; I wtll do
U I tngaguil to do.
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It was after dark next night when KUen
finished tho garment, rihe was weary and
faint, having taken no food tinco morning.
Tha want of evcrylLiug, and particularly
fir bersolf, aud aister, inado 7 j acuta, the
uin which she expected to receive for mak
ing the garment, a treasure in her imagiua
lion. IShe hurried olf with her vest the mo
merit it was finished, saying to her sister,
I will be bark as soon as passible, and
Iriug you soma cordial and something for
our supper and brenkfai.'
Here it is liul( pastS o'clock, and the
yest is not yet in said Mr. Lawson, in a
fretful tone. ' I hud my doubts about the
girl when I paro it ir hat.' Hut Shu l'K.kcd
so poor, and seetmid so caruest about the
work, tbnt I was weak euouh to cutrust
bcr with t lie gfttment,' 'At this moinc nt
Ellcn ciiiiie in ami laid the vest on the couu-1
tcr, wlicre Mr. Laiv.sou wa taudiug. Sba
aid uulLing neither did he. . Taking the
rent ho uufoldyd, it in a tnaimef which plniu-1
ly iltowcd him not to be In a very placid '
fiania of liiind. . j
" Gooduosj bo ejaculated turning over
" K"I,nculj BU l.ooKiug at tue girl. Blio t
hLrui,k Lack from tli eouutcr aud looked 1
i, i .
r"giilcBoU. . ., - -ft ' ' - ' ' '
' ' " "i ia prt'ttv b for crib to bilng '
" ' liu,a llj0 tailor in an excited tone of
voice i " a pretty job, indeed !" at the same '
" tOM," tLo vcsl "'om ,
,n6ry eoi'tempt, and walking off to another -
part of the (-tore. j
Ellen reinairied at the connfer. Atlcnih
1 . . i i - - i. v . i . . i.t.'
ijo attiu i i i ou neeu notaiauo iihtc ,
Min, thinking I aui going to pay you for
ruining job. It is bad rnou);h to loo.'e
Iny material and customer. In jatice you
should pay inu fur the vc?t j but there i uo
hope for lb.it ; ao take yourself off, aud ntv-1
cr Kt Die M t eyeti on you again."
F.llen niade no replv: turned around.
raised her hand lo her fathead, and. burt-
iug iuto Uir, walked slowly away.
Altir Eileu Lad gone Mr. Lawon rr-
turned to tht front fart of the llore, and
taking up the vt LrouL-ht it luck to whore
1 or r
jau elderly llian was sitting, Slid ludding it
I toward. ,im mid, bv vi of sp-do.-y for uc
; . .
, part h had taken in the little bcruo " That
it a bi-autiful article fjr a iret.tlenian to
iWe ir,iui't it V Tho man ma le no rp1y,
laud lb tailor, after a pau.-c, a-idu-d. "I r'e-
I fuied to pay Li-r as a matter of piineipul.
I.Sho knew idle could not roako tho garment
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I when be took it away. Hie will be more
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C:irt fal how fihf tlioii 1.3 Inipo-c liersclf upon
icitUomrr tailor a good ttsi maker.
" Perliaiw." said the tldetlv .'entlenmn
J 1 ' c
lin mild way, " nece'nity drove btr to un-
dcrtaks a jib that required greater skill
i l nt
tLan l.e J o-sied. SUe certainly loukcd
jTer P -
I " It wa-i btvauie ho appeared o poor
and mi-erab!o that I wsi ak etiou-h to
pure me vis i.i ier iiauu.. r'jiica ir.
Ul . f ii t f .
wot), iu a Us severe lone of voice. " Hut
it was an imposition fur her to ask for wot k
she did not Inoff how U make." ;
j "Mr. L.isoli," said the oil geijtlenian,
wb WSftkuowo SS a pious and jjoo I W ill,
"we should not blame with too much se-'
; verity tlie p-rson alio, in extreme want, un-
'.I...., I,, i,. ,.,f,, , r.f .,,'a fr
i uieu ruts Kin me ein. iu
young cirl, like tbe one who ws jut here,
is w i'Mtir, in l.er extreme poverty to ini'or
'i,. t..l .;..l'i ,r ;,,(,, i..l ;.l!,.in
"M' J "r M"'"'-S TKe u ldl;u,si-
her to pusses trus nrtue ant r.li
"y f cliaracwr; anrt that we snou.a t-e
willing to ene.mrage, even at some saninre.
Work i slack now as you are aware, and
there is but little deultthat she has been
lo many places seeking employment bclorv
she eanie to von.
It mav be that she and
j other- are dependant upon the receipt of ,
; money that was expected lo be paid fori
' . 1.1 tl
making tue vest you noiu in your u.ii-i.
The expression aa she turned awov, h .r ;
. , , . , " . ,
lmg-img tep, her drooping form, and her
. hole d.meanor had in them a larguage
wuub told iu of a.l this and even more.
A change came over tbe tsii-.r'a routite-
nance. " I didn't think of that," fell in a
low tone from bis lips."
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" I did not think vou did, brother Liw-
son," said bis monitor, " we are more apt
I. n.ii.l' ij ..nr.. rM I inn iil if 1.4 I in fir
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i.i. . .1 :. 1 r . -
' promisrd the vest this evening, and so far
that was concerned, she rerforiued her con-
tract. Is the vest made, very badly :"
Mr. Liwsun took up the garment and ex
amined it more closely, tt en, 1 can i say
tlmt it is badly done. Hut it is dreadful! v
soi.ru, a.u. .uinj uu , n u
-i l . . . I , I . : :.. w.i Mu ..i . ; .1
as it shou.d he, nor at all suci. as i wi.siien
" .Ml of this is very snoying of course,;
lt.fi;il thonli! In nil'in.f to make some '
but still we should be wil.in to make some
excuse for the shcrl coming of others. 1 b- j
poor girl may have a nek mother or sislc. j
' attend lo which constantly interrupted :
I her, and under such circumstances, you '
could hardly wonder if the garment should
conn somewhat soiled from under her bauds.
All this may be tl.e case ; and if so, you could
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riot nnd il in your near to u.,k y
j to the poor creature mueu less turn uer uu-1
I -1 v away, and without the nioney she has
r ... - ., .
toiled lor sa carnesny.
" I didn't think of that," was murincred j oi hw jou bcen ft wiJw ,..
iu a low suppressed tone of voice. j f,J t,n doctor. " Sliure enough, your lion-
F.llen on returning home, entered the or, for three years." " Of what complaint
' i -i . . . nr,l ihrnw'did your hnsbanu die!" asked the man of
room and without utter g a word throw, 3 u .
herself upon the bed by fhe side of her s.ek . anotbt;r wonun."
sister, and burying her face in a pillow, cn-j j
deavored to smother the sobs that cams up, Wg , roMnED An American phrcnol-
sonvulsively from her bosom. ! ogist stopped at a rustic farm house, the'
Mary asked no questions. She iindei stood j proprietor of which was busily engaged in
,ho cause of F.'.len's agitation. It told her ' threshing "Sir, I am a phrenologist. Would
, . . r , 1 l l.-r yo" ' )'c a "inline the heads of your
that sho had been dirappmnled in her . x- , , Ao chcnp .. Wcll,"
pectalion of rccniviug the money for the .(J ( f,-,rmori pausing between two strokes,
ortt ii I ralher guess they don't need it. The
lust at that moment there- was a knock
8t tbe door, but uo voice bade the applicant
.. . i i ...
for admission, to enter, ll was repeal, ,,,
it met wilh n. response. 1 heu tiia latcn
was lifted, tl.e Ar swung open, and the
tailor ati-ppcJ iuto tho rosjiu.
. . , i
Tlio fouti'1 ef fct raised flie distressed
bii-Ur?, aud Elltii raised herself up, and
lookud at Sir. Jjavrson, witb s. cjuuteiiance
auffued with tears. ., ,
"I U-W that I did wrong5n rpeaking to
you iu the wajr that I 2id,H 6aid Mr. Law-
eon, adv auoiiig to tlio Led, and holding out
to Lllen tl)! luoiier had earucd. " Here
u the price of the vest. 1 It waa better tiiatle i
than' I first tboueht It m To-morrow I
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fctid you u.ore worjt. Itj to clecr up. I
Mir. owJoii. nfin.'g-lhat bis pJeseJce !
was embarrassing, withdrew, leaving the
two fisiei a 60 deeply affected that they could I
Ut look at him with thankfulu. s.-. fcl.ortly ;
afier they received a basket, in which tin 1
n supply of nourishing food, and a uui of,
nioney to procure such articles an juifrht be
... r... . t. ..: .... Ti. ..,.!. t
m.-o'njr iut diuh oi'wi. auu-u h-i
one's name was sent with it, they were not
i" "y doubt as to the individual who sent
it. Mr. Lawson was not an unfiling nnm,
but, like too ninny others in the world, he
did not always think,
1'iam tht Cintini ut i T mtt.
.Viiiie. iu llit llmht vf lirprcsriitaliva. .
Wvliav-Aikrn anu I'aue.nnr U.iy midline Knight,
'" '"-'. ' A;l.i.tl.t.
I i t . tu nil in H. I ran Bcurctl liurt rotjiii.
ltl n.:nr I). II, It. ll, Umnrli ami ii Uronm.
" '!t'n,V, ,h"- l"t " J'"";, '" '
rtliu ON. Klin hrtonn ur iy.rtplttt Jjiirlihiiiiir.
'1 nm;'. (..ret ".omiilxjiia, a Cuuin auJ oni liul'
Tm find i.rtlnor men w u!d b. no ry job
'"' '"'"'" ",B '. '
ill l. j 4 tr reait tivn, tind out- Daviion,
A. IV VS j it, Liieln,ii, and we have Pin.n.
Tim Ilr....l,, IliunmiJ Like Uiat are luuua in
mir r inki.
IM,,., Kullrr and Knllrr, bv l'rdrrwc,I, B .i.k..
ijtiic, r wirr Bim r imrr, ay i narr wonn,
Tliert V Gomy, Gtddiiiffv. a liiiburl an
A, G r mi l't, A. (trow and A. FJ. Grei nwu
,Vu.v, k,k, li..h..P ;,d iv.n.but.unly
)'!. ere ti.. re,i a t'ni. n..! ('hurci. an Sl .l.-.
I iH-re sre tnrpf naiiifd II irrin, mid oni H ifrisinn ;
a. H.tI.i., A. Ilowar.i. und li.nrj-e s. Muu.t.in.
r"d " 1 u ' "'"r"'
I n fiinntion ft lltrtn cftnnetUd Willi IJIi.
Tlic-re nr two l, i r men, m ei ry ,.nc ontii,
I nir.ni iintgt nnd J. t.bner J nr,
.There' Kunkel, Kent, Kidwcli, Kn.iwllun nd
ni....;.! rm, tiM.,f u.
t 11.1 ve n ijr, u itirj, ana ivi'Iiuli.
I ire ii '"lis, nn" cT ' m ri.ifr , MOi'P film 'pp.
... . . ,. u ,i . , . vi i L
I uere nro r. I . iliree Millees, nun one a .vl.l.un.
A"i iami It Alumn i wn go, r a . n c H.it e in.ne.
Ti.ere'. .VJCead tiuee hMl- w.-iul
To kr-n k ce, timugli there it one Itvf, Orr,
'I'liere'ii .l'iwi Ii, Mracham, .M jrgan.Muriiil, and
A f ... , .M .rl. l! f n .mi, nTo'ir ?r,.t!
w, ,V(- oi.-r. and nn R.iwimd r.i n!!.
H.il Kirn Ihrre'n Anrmlgi wl Iliix-rl B. II ill
VA itl l'ihe, IVrry. l'ortf, i"i Parker' co"l ' I'd r.
Ulic cnul.l livo Wil.i a l llf lpn, l uv.., rui.lr.
Oliiig'nan, Hirkmin, and H fTnrjn, t!ingh furni.
WithS'ii rmmand W'aUemin miy fol!" Qmtinnn
N. , UtMnB, ,,. Kobl, n, J..,,. , tl,trtS.
I; A. Ii.
lie-niy, flic .uit aiu! ii''
In S tti,. it ia Si. ii
lli-toi. with Imhii f w Ci Ii ei.pi-
A Stfv r' b S.iinn'-r, s-n.d. Jl.iirter m d Swne.
1'lirre'. 'I'liuraton, Talkult, Tappan, Tavlor am!
Tri'(e-, Tii'iiiegiun, Trarti.n, Truuilull, Tyson,
Wo Inv. H" ilhriilr, WaMron, Warm r, W;.!rr
Threw Vi,lil.iiriic, wlio fame from one .tick, it
. v" ,?',',';., va.,.., W,!!., Weld,. Wi.efl.-r.
I'V niinfT nun unnm., Trru mifiuw ,
AnJ n m( ,hroUKll Wou(li v0ouw.,rtti, ami
Ti'.l we rr-rli liie tin mm w'm are beth lt'iig'.
Tur ).,?.,ri u-.-rnLeiwI. G II, p .... n,cr,
r.-g Ander.n. !.,ne, to Whitfi.lJ .. Kic.
Mas. Pabtiv.ton. " So 1 h-y have de-
.i i, oi ... i-..: i til. n-.:
no III P.I IT. .-Mill liens, tu.... .'I r. l ill uu.?-
. . , - '. , . -
Inn ii she beard of the se eetion of lr.
s,,urt,,fl- ,v Know Nothinis. She had
Know n t lie nocior i r man v tears, btiu nau
: . i . i i . . .. it " l l : .
, ., r.. ... .. -.11 t
admired his excellence n a man and bis a
' '''v as a physician. Nell, lie is n goo.l
i r i .
man, ani 1 ilare sav the city will tn-come
lett.-r by a chango of doctors, if he is elec
tric. I hope he will give it a good purgato-
rv n)ll work oil all us corruption, tor lieav-
en knows it needs it rnoncb. I wonder what
i . :ii. :r i. .1 ... .1 -
i jnod I r liar
U"rinr iney win i.avu nex. ii lie imii i, u,i uu
con, i pr. ISarker, I guess; lie tnaf gives
bis palii iiee the ililuh uminl-vs drenntrr.
as- they call it, and cures, em hv hellhrotli
and deadly ldeht shade, done up in sugar
rluni'." The noise of an omnibus rendered
p illaMi lut h,r I1101lth k(.pl
(ter ,,ie Ml of ie enj,inc Wn
amoved, while Ike was trying to tist u
nervois dog's tail in the crook of his hawky.
Am Irish Wimeii. List week some
medical (.Dicers were called up to examine
the comii ion of some lii h inhabitants,
Westgate Leeds. One of the medical men
ntlkl., tho MtlKH 0f one of these houses :
v ,y ioi t you keep it c.eaiicr
l renlv made hv tho woman was, that she,
' M-.ia n u-i.liuv nti.l ..l.tlilll l uftord if.
old woman rowM cm inm a j,ne own
W onrr a fiwi '
OuritooriArii V Ttomas. spell iii-onu-
Yes. sir. Indian knew a-T."
Uo to the bead.
' LETTER OP,, MJt. SMITH,
; " or ALAtlAM.i.
To my Constituents of the I'ourth Conprcs-
nui :iJJistncioj AlaOtimti. 'cu llic lollowmg resolution 1
V.'AsniNQTox, January VII, I .j5. J 11,-srJred, The.t the Democratic members '
. Suppo.-iug that you pai ucipate in the gen- of the H.im-e of K.-prefcntutive-', though in
erol ansieiy which prevails throughout tho ! a tmporMry minority In this body, deem
country in refcrtnee to the present, estraor-1 this a Ct occa.-iou lo tender to their fellow
dinary condition of the i llouso of Hi pre-; citizuus of the whole Union their heartfelt
seiitutiv-r-8 of the Congrws of the United congratultcionf on the triumph, in the recent
States, I have thought iydue to you and to plcctions In several of tbe Northern, East
uiy.elf that 1 uliould gi v a bricftatcuiuiit crn, and Western, as well a?) Southern
of the fact-) as they noui-ilist, and of some States, of the principles of ths Ktins'is JSr..
of Uio ;ot i-eiiiarlmt -ityurntico wMvk. ArntA lull., and tho dejtrincs of civil and
irtld tbeir bi--tory in Use records of our pro- religious liberty, wbieh Lave Oien no rivlcnt
cccditiys up to thii time. lij muukd by a secret political order known
That some party is to blame ail must ad- ns the Know-Nothinji party ; nnd though in
mit ; who ii to bhime ia the great tiuestion ! a minority, we hold it to be our hi:hc-trduly
I shall eudeavoi to show that the small p;ir- t ) prenerve our orunistafion and continue
ty with whieb I have acted, knowu ben: as our efi'orlsin the maintenance and defci.ee
the X.itioiiiil Americans, i, free fiom e.-ii- of thoe princij len and the com-titutiotia!
sure. If 1 fail in this, you will charge tin; J rights of every section and every cla--s of
biasot my juJgiiit-ut to tLo partiality which citizens, ng:tiii-t their opponent of every
every man is expected to Luve fur bis ow n description, wliethcr the so-ialled Hrjni'ii.
friends ; if succeed, you w iil give mo crcd-' cans, Kiimo-Sotimis, or l'itsiuiits ; and
it lor the loititr purpose of vindicating our to this end we look witli confidence to the
integrity, and of piovliiiming the patiiotic : support and approbation of all pood nnd
firmness vith which we have rcsi.iteii the true intu fricmis of the Constitution and
ellorts of tl.e enemie i of our party, and of tLe Union throughout the couutrv."
the foes to the Constitution. j I this resolution the American pariv
It was the opinion ot many ot the iim.,t (Kuow-NotLit,gs) is ret.reseutod to the
experienced politicians, upon the opening coul,try, by the solemn resolve of the Ad.
ot Coiigrc., that we should have much J i u. i ni -t i u lion party, as havii vkm'cxU,,
ficulty in orgat,i.,nu the Hou'e. Most of aiSU(l,l the ,iu,.tncs of civil and iril
us expected to be a week or two engaged in ,io(li HUity,' aud also as "opponents of
these prcl.ui.Pary labors; the preeerkut of lllC j,,-; ,lci j!o3 preserve U,c eonsti-
taint WlrU C IUUIIU UU I T !. I tr J) V I II Dill U
Kpcukr st the end of the .ir.t vrvek, hut
little astoni-hment or anxiety prevailed on
the subject iu the political circles here. The
seen,,,, w,-, K pa-seu wunout aw aKen.t.r; any
seiious Lj preheusiuns. 'J lie third week
came, ann so strong is tne force ot l.aLit
every body seemed to conclude that the on -
ly ue in going to the Capitol was to vote a
tew tunes for Speaker, merely as a matter
of form, without even expectm- an election,
In the li.eau tune the debates be2Rti D.s-
suu.c a character ot asperity. Buter Ian-
j:uage; sbuip retort, and tierce defiance cha-
aacterizcd the sp dies of many gentleu.cn.
ll was evident that the difficulties in the
w.,y of an orBanilution were becoming
greater; that the uehates widened tbe
breach continually. Iu this coudition of
tiling, ou the OtU of Uccember, I offered
tue following proposition: .
lirmlretl, for the informal promotion of
I osincss,) '1 bat this House proceed to the
c.'e:liou of two standing committees tbe
Committee of ays and Means and the
Ccniinituc on foreign A flairs upon tho
lullowing plan :
The republican party (voting one huti-
dred and bve) shall nominate lour.
'J be Administration party (voting seventy-
four) rhall nominate three. "
The National American party (voting
foriv) shall nominate two.
'1'lmt the said committee -ha!l each elect
its l imit man by a majority vol
Jhat the two ci.ain,-n, betini.iri.' with
t'.e el.aiinian of the Coninittee f Wavs
and Mean-, shall preside alternately over
tl.e d. lit. i rati jus .-f me House
Speaker .-bail bei-b eted. -
That tbe House devote cue bo-ir every crigma.;fy I End tite fo.iowivg passages :
day to the reception ai.d reference rf tills " I am .speaking of the triumph of the
and petitions, aud the a-ual legi-lative bu-i- people, in common with the Iiciinr:ralic
ness ; and j j a ! t v , in vaiiou States of this Ciiion, over
That said committets shall be dissolved a party which carried before them the ban
upon the lection of a .Speaker, and their1 ,.r of" proscription, with oaths and oblige
business shall pass into the bauds of tho , lions in their bauds. I say frat-.kly and
committees appointed by the Speaker. candidly to the gentleman from Kentucky
The object of this proposition appears that if this House were m-ver to be organ
upon its face. There was but little nispo- j7,.,l without it. my vote would never be giv
silion to adopt it on the part of the House, ' on far the representative of any party
and it went the way of pl the other proem. wl,ich has inscribed ou its banner "the doc
sitions referring to an organization, which trine of these oaths and obligations."
natc up to tms nine recu suomit en.
It i now the iighth week of the' session,
and the prospects of an organization arc as
remote, to all appeaiaiice, as ou tbe first
day. Indeed, there does not scimi t.i bo the
slightest hope of tho fi ction of a Speaker.
This state of things ii well calculated to
inspire the gloomiest apprehensions as to
tha future of the lhpublic ; and severe
should be the punUhnunt of that m.M or of
that party who has contributed to bring
about aud to prolong this legislative anarchy.
There ie three parties in the House.
the Kciiubiioaii t.ai'tv, (-0 called,) whose
candidate is Mr. ltaiiks ; the Administra
tion pai ty, whose candidate is Mr. Kiehard
son ; and tho National American patty,
whose ouuidale is Mr. Fuller. Uutsidc of
llu.-e who vole in these parties, there arc
some twelve or hlieeu votes scattering. i
The Hanks parly, wllh a pari of the scat
tering votes, could elect tluir Speaker.
The KiehariUon party, condoned with
the Fuller party, with a part of the scatter-1
iug totes, Could elect their Speaker. i
The Fuller party, combined wilh the,
Hicliardson party, with a par; uf tho scat
terim; t otes, could elect their '."peaker. I
Neither of these combinations has vet
been made; and the vine which can U'
made, as matters now stand is that the.
f.anks party siiouia eieci cy me inu o! in, p.irtJ. aa cairely out-ide the pale of the
scattering vote. 1 ;st ,n"H.r:lf,c Pr-at,iz iti.ni. These extracts
The National American parly, from ; ,lllt ,.0 -.-t caucus residutlon, that the
early period in at-sion, tiliding it '!r".'-1 Ani,r;c:ll, party are pr-,.r;,,,;ve in theirpol
ble to elect a Sp.-ater of their ow n , h .i.e. ,(.v Constitulion. If
l-.ave Hit, as it pariy, aim cxpre-seu a per
fect niiiiiigiicss to co-operate vt i tit the con
servative members of the House of all par
lies with a vi - . to t fleet au organization.
Several overtures, in various ways have
been made to ihe Administration party by
leading members of tho Americau party, nil
.- .. 1 '..I. 1 I . I: ..,-. ,...l..il
Of course it could not bo expected that, J""' ""rk . It is this:
tbe National Ame. leans would contemplate lu-declares that, on account of lU prccrtp
a combination with tbe llopubiican party. character ot tbe obligation of the
Hut wby bate the National Americans
t united with the Administration p,rl,
the election of a Speaker? Tho reason,
in the election of a Spe
which follow will, I think, be deemed fj.ly
That tbe Administration party is the in. -placable
enemy of the American party is
sufficiently clear in tho notorious fact that ,
no member of tha American p-uty is al
lowed to hold office under It. Kven the
smallest postmaster is removed as soon as
it is iliseoteted that be belongs to tbe Ame- J
ricau pnty. 'This is not denied Hjt, apart
from thi, the Adininistration party in the
House of Hi-prcsenlativc, ou fc'aturdny
ni'.'lit before the meeting of C'ougress, adopt-
Ciass ol citizens. Ihc.-e chargen, ci.-graee-
fill III I ).ltll.l l AC Ufl-.i t.tll li.li.t.l I.,
., ...u 9t ,, ,Viv,o,.i !..,'.. I ,..,...,..
ative wtre awtiously seekiu-' -.cues
to come too ther f,r the ptirpo-e uf nroiuot-
an oigauizatioii. J'his resolution of
i,.,,.:!;,,. ..n.nt.t in ia..tr ,-a .....m.,.1.
' t0 ,.)o0 the d,)or auv Ilttelllpt
conciliation. Nevertheless, nearly all tin
Ja,;0,)al Americans, iu view of tho incon-
vetiieiices and dangers prowim- out of a
continuous and protracted disorganization,
vore anxious for an Bccominodtlui.. lie-
c-nr.liinr this resolution as the In-t fraud
jiniinsli of an excited aud expir-." parte,
,,,. W(,rc jy,,,, t0 Iut jt paM ull"j ,,,.;'
and to find its Cxcu-e in the political bailu-
cinalion of its conception. Hut we were
not penili,t,?U t do ibis. Dav after dav
,. Auministration side of the hall of the
,J(J11SC r(,sound0(l tlenuHi-iaiioti of the
Americau party. In reply to uu overture
made by a laistinguiahcd number of the
American parly, that he was willing to
bate a conference with the conservative
mull of all parties, the 1 Ion. Mr. Jones, of
IV-uusylvania, the author of the aforesaid
resolution and the leader at that time of the
Administration forces, emphatically said:
" Tho Democratic pi.rty iMilfJt go iu.o any
but a Ihni icratic caucus. This seemed to
a clincher; for the phrase met, with the
tiiei.t but smiling approbatory t-iiJoraemeiit
of tlic Auiiiiiii.-ti atioii party.
But it remained for the honcrallu getit'.o-
man from Ueor-ia (Mr. (,'obb) to cru4i the
!a.-t hopes of an accommodation, lua.-peecli
wbichho JeUvcred ou the 1 1st of Dtceiu-
bir, 1 k "", in ti e IK
-:i spct c
remarkable f-sr its vitupers'iou than for it,
The ffcnllcmm from Oeor
ia (Mr. Cobb)
describes tl.e American party as
"A sceret political organization spring
ing up iu our r.ii l.-t ; and 1 eforo we are
avare of it, a larje part of our people, were
bo. mil l y solemn o.iths and obligations to
subject tiieir fellow-citizens lo a new test
unknown t the past political history of the
country, and as we honestly believed then
and now, violative of the constitutional
rights of many good, worthy, aud patriotic
citij us of this hind."'
I Again : " As desirable as the organiza
tion of this House m., v be to the Democrat
ic party, as desirable j. it may be to a large
majority of the people of the country that
the organization .shall fall into our hands,
1 say fiauk'y aud caudiuiy to my friends
of tin' National American order, that a
Democratic organisation of ibis House nev
er will be purchased, w ill my vote, by the
! sacrifice of the principles iuvolvcd in the
; resolution passed by tue Democratic cau
; cus. '
! Here is a distinct avowal, by the honor
1 able gentleman from Georgia, (Mr. C.) that
, he hi cci u t.1' vote for a member of the
iiii rican oidcr.
These extract, show that the gentleman
ftom (;,.ori.iat bis fiiends atif suppo-ee
ttii!, him) regards the America!
. it be necessary to show that the gentleman
from (leorgia regards the American parly
' as eiH mies to the Const. tutiou the following
' from the s.-'ine speech, will i lose tho proof
I that such is his opinion :
"Mr. Cox. Will the penlleman fiJia
(Ii orcia, as be addresses his retuafks to me,
-V m-nean fariy , .,c ue rcr i. ,i, vo.e ,or a
' member of mat party. I leave it to the
. f""'"" to determine aether he bus pro-
llbed that party hitn-elf, or whether or
not they are the pr. seriburs. snn to &:irt
mil fwivtrti I a iu tnkr n fnot iioi 1 Ctirr
tf tu X'-hr.t pnrfv fie Mons;$.n Applause
In the g illr-ries)
"Mr. (Mb. I c.inut sir T"' rnvftrn
by votin; for a man who rn-s tint mniiis'
fhe titdiimeiifitt prtm iidei of tbe Consti
tution of my country."
Here '.bo American pirj i- diB:unecd sj
not recognising the fundamental principles
of the itnttttittion." . Other gentlemen of
: the party used phrases equally objectioD
able. ' Thus you see, my fellow-cili.ens, that
the Natioual America party found thcin
; selves iu a condition e 1 er not to voto for
; the Administration candidate or to sacrifice
every feeling of self-respect, and to admit
publicly that they were unfaithful to the.
Constitution of the country, aud they were
enemies to cut1 and reliimit iiUi ti.
The consequence of the caucus resolution
and of the. speech of tbe gentleman from
vieorgla, t-nrltfcrseti as ll tias-hecn t.y the Ad
ministration party, has bcen simply to throw
, the National American upon tho dignity of
j sell-respect ; and hence they have been
J foutid voting for a di-tingished and faith
j ful member of their own organization
If the. National Americans could not be
i expected to unite with the Kepublicaus ;
' if the Auiiiiiii.-tration party positively, by
j resolution and speeches, repelled them,
.what cl-e could t!;.-y do but remain stead-
fast to tbi-ir piinciples and firm by th- ir
i e a it1 1 i il 1. 1 e 1 It is true that we inr.-e been at
j ' ''.' at all limes to vote for whom we
j pleased ; we have never been debarred from
j voting for the Administration candidate or
for any other man ; but tve do not choose
lo lick the hand that strikes Br-, nor are we
, quite Chri.-tiaiilike enough lo turn our w'Uer
. check to the smitvr.
I will now call mwn the honorable pent'e-
man from Georgia ( Mr. Cobb) and my dis
j tinguisbed colleague (Mr. Houston) loejn
jtiet the Jie;iublicaus of thu responsibility.
; ( n the l'Jth of .January, the geiiiiemau froni
I Georgia (Mr. Cobb) made the following hap
; py aud cunclu.-ive charge agaiust the. lie
; publicans :
"Mr. Cuiin. Ona word more, Mr. Clerk,
in n fen-nee to t lie fispontthilitii tor the or
' niu ztitiun of the House, and I am done.
' I have not risen to go into this discussion.
T he rtroid of this House during the last
j few days exhibits this net to the rotuitn :
that tho Hepnliliean party, as thrv call
! themselves unl are termed, bad it in their
power (o place in the Speaker's chair a mem
ber of tbeir own party who, at the eom-
inei.cement of this Ket-si.irij received the
j highest nmiiuer of votes of that party for
that position. The resolution offered bv the
, gentleman from Iowa (Mr. 'J horington ) de
i clared the i:entleuiai from Ohio ( Mr. Cun.p
Ibclij to bo Speaker of the House f.ir the
j Thirty-fourth Cougress. He received, I Le
lliute, thu votes of ftv uiembcra of lias
I House. There were voting ag.iin.-t that re
solution lilty-tivo iiieiiibers of thu Republi
can party utty-twoot those whoca.-t the
j votes for the gentb-mau from Massachusetts,
j(Mr. Hanks) if these lifty-tno who Voted
j against the resolution bad voted for him
the resolution W'ulii have Leu adopted,
and Mr. Campbell would bate been deled
, the Speaker of this Hou.se. These g.-nt'ic-
men thereby placed themselves before the
j country iu this position that tiny are not
, content to organize this House with a mem
; bcr of their own party at tbe commencement
'of the session; they wo-ild rather that Con
ic rets should remaiu disorganized nnd the
Government should cease to go on w ith its
operations than place a man of their own
party a man having the confidence of that
party, agreein.j with them iu principle, und
capable to discbarge the duties of the office
iu the Speaker's chair. Scch is the record,
so far, of this sc'sion of Congress. 'Their
issue is Mr. Hanks nnd disorganization, in
: preference to a member of tbeir own party,
agaimt whom tbey have urged no personal
or political objection. The responsibility
'is with them, and they are to satisfy the
country that such a position as the one which
they have assumed can be justified."
i tsiimnck for the charge of the honorable
pentlcniau from Georgia, (Mr. Cobb;) it
is admitted to be supported by the record.
I The logic is good and conclusive, and w as
sustained ou the same day by my friend
from Alabama, (Mr. Houston.,) in a speech
to this effect. Speaking to the llepubiicatis
he (Mr. 11.) said :
I '' Vou want to elect one particular man.
, If you had only voted the other day for
the honorable gentleman from Ohio, (Mr.
Campbell.) he. vuuld Imee In en trcled. If
I I am not mistaken ali these scattering votes,
'or nearly every oi cf them, fell in and
! were cast for that gentleman ; and if the
I Hunks men bad fallcu in, Mr. Campbell
.could have been elected, and would have
;been clcrte'd. I on uic th'rrj-trt thr p irt'j
, that h is thr poi'-tr t oi ii im :e this House."
! The Republican party, liavin had the
I power to elect a member of their own par
' ty, as earnestly nnd clt queiitly urged by
the two L-C'tieiuen above quetcd, and bav
j ing failed to do so, arc justly obnoxious to the
charge that for that delinquency they are
' the responsible party.
I Hut they failed to do it ; new responsi
! 1 ilitics arose; and now thet will put the
L-jiit ml the tit her ;,' i;m'i .ot lifts.
On Monday, tin '.'I-t in-t iiit. the hctior
I able gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Carlile
offered a resolution that the honorable il-
Ham iuit!i, a !' . presei.iative iu congress
from Virjini.i. should be declared Speaker
of the Hmisc cf ii, preseiit.nites. I r ui
that resolution a vote was taken, and Mr.
Smith received I'.rty-set en votes amongst
which tea-", 1 believe, every member of the
National American party present, ixcept
one. Here is the vote for Mr Siuivh
Y,.,..Mfs-r. i..irif. "... lr.in, J,din P.
I ampi..-li,t"arlii.-. IV. It. . eV yi.t'uli. n, iW-
It I-'.' in ri.!if, . I. list's, I ; .- IL, 'ttuik r, kosl.r,
II M Villi. r,"j. .U.-rro.. u 1 1' r rir.iV, It , I. 1 1 fi , , .. I. .
K II, I. .,f , l..ll.:lt-V, V'. ,. K M ir.'. .11. 11,111,.
,.. v Mar:... I!. MeMnll'it. W. tjntm. MiUtnn. Paine,
! C'l.ilM-iw. Ii' . lit oi l-. .". ''.. i'. Sr;r,
U 1 1. 1. Ill Ii. i. lt '. .M.U-Mil. -.,H. 1 -.".
Tr..,.'. I'udi rwoeii, V.'ls. Walker. W-i.fr.
km. Wi.ilm v, J.aii . IVmj'.I iii.I ..I .ic.tlVi II.
Those ita!i,i-ed it( iimmis-t tho Immor
tal si vcrry-i'otir (as tbe l iiioneall. fhem)
who have voted for Mr. Kichaidson through
out the bnllolingv Of the seventy-feur
Mr. Smith receive i but nineteen votes: f'r-tv-fite
Hicliaiil.-cn men vefed against Mr.
Smith. Forty seven and forty-five make
ninety two voles. The whole vote polled
was one hundred and sevrney-eicht, of which
ninety would be been a majority of all the
vcts gisn. So. if the Richardson men
thee, had tsted for Mr ?niiib, be would
have been elected Speaker, with two votes
to spare, nnd this protracted aud painful
controversy would have been bronglii to a
close by placing in the chair an old Demo
crat, a good Nebraska limn, and one of tho
seventy-four who have rigidly adhered to
Mr. Richardson 1
' ho is William Smith ! . A distinguish
ed Democrat, onco Governor of Virginia,
member of the last Congress, a man of high
political attainment and great political .
gacily honest, faithful, capable 1 Where,
now, rusts the responsibility 7 Will any man
jsay that Mr. Smith, of Virginia, is not as
! fullyr national ou the great lent tho Xebrust
hit aid, as is Mr. Rich u dsoti ! Where, now,
re.-ts the responsibility ? I here take the
liberty of repeating to you, my feliow-citi-zens,
and through you to the once great Ad-
ministration party of thu House of Hcpre
I seiiii.tit-es, the exact speech, which tl.e hon
orable gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Cobb)
r, peated vith so iniicli fuiee- nnd energy to
the Republican party, only chatigine the
name of Mr. .'ampin ll to that of Mr Smith.
and inuking such alterations as tbe figures
nnd facts authorize.
i 1 lei e is M r. Cobb 's speech, igbtly7i ngfif:
I "One word more, Mr. Clerk, in reference
to the refjuinsi'iiii for the oi (limitation
o' the lionse oid J nut done. I have not
risen to no into this discussion. The record
of this House dining Cue U-t few days ex-hit-its
this fact to the country : that the Ad
. Humiliation party, as they euli themselves
j.md are teimed, bml it in tbeir power to
place iu the Speaker's chair a member of
their own party. 'The resolution offered by
the gentleiuiiu from 'iei;,it Mr. Caiiile)
.declared the gentb-mau from V irei inn (Mr.
' Smith) to be the Speaker of the House for
itiiK thirty-fourth Congress. He received, I
I believe, the votes ut forty-st-ven members
i of this llouo. There were voting ngain-t
i that resolution forty-live members of the Ad
I mini'tiiitiiiii forty-five of those who have
cast their votes for the gentleman from Il
linois (Mr. l,iJmri'sn ) It' these foi ty-five
who voted nguinst the resolution had voted
f-T him the resolution would have been a
doptcd, and Jh imrh would have been e
leeted the Speaker of this House. 'These
gcutle men i.ila Ad ni i n i strut am port i) there
by placed themselves before the couutiy ia
this position that tbey are not content to
; organize this House with a member of their
own party. They would rather that Cod
tress should remain disorganized and the
.Government to cease to go ou with its ope
: rations than place a man of their own parly
: agreeing with them iu principle and ca
pable to discharge tha duties of the office
iu the Speaker's chair. Such ia the record,
so far, of this session of Congress. Their
, issue is Mr. Jiiciardson and disorganization,
in preferenci t j a member of their own par
ity, against w bom they have urged no per
sonal or political objecti"U."
j T he gentleman from Georgia will pardon
' me, if, in using his sledge-hammer, 1 have
' . .'! i.v out some qt ius i'laii S words.)
My honorable colleague ( Mr. Houston)
! will pan: iu me if 1 make a similar us6 of
1 his speech. He si.id :
! " Aud if you ('? Administration parti)
hsd only voted the other day for the honor
able aud distinguished gentieiiu.v from Yir.
pini'i I Mr. Smith) he would have been
elected. You are, therefore, the party that
1 has tbe power to organize this House."
' The italics in the two last speeches of Mr".
Cobb nt.d Mr. Houston me my own. I on
ly wish to avail myself of tbeir arguments,
, for which I have already given them full
j Now, fellow-citizens, where rc-ts the re
sponsibility ? Tho Administration party
have charged and proved that the Republi
i ran party is the r':'innstUe pai tn, i.'.eieby
admitting that tbe National Ameiic.an if not
rr.-potisit lc. I have shown the preci.-e ds
'greeof responsibility vestiugon the Admin-
istration pai ty. which authorized this charge
! agaiust tue Republicans. I pou the ssma
i state of facts tiic Adirtinisii u'wn pmlii is
the responnile parly. Aud I feel assured
that the country will sustain the National
Americans in the positio.i in w hich circum
stances have placed them, and which they
1 have occupied wilh so much fortitude dur
' ing this great and trying emergency,
j It is w ell ti.o-.vu thut the " l uion " ies.
! pi. per the leaning organ uf tho Adiuiuistra.
!ticn has sustained the Administration party
lin ait of its movements during this great
; control crsy. TLe abusive character of the
; articles cf that paper against the American
party is only equalled by the phrases of the
Ao m iiii.-t i . -i I ion uratcrs in Congress. Not-
will "tiin.' au occasional expression of
aMwitf .i the pait of the organ thai an
organization should be made, ii ought to be
lapparint to the close reader that the Union
' liui. s rot lentil u" o. ii'ituftoti. .Judging
from the paragraphs of the lesser organ of
i the Auuiiiiisti atioi party, the Stak, the
'content wjlhoutanorganizaflon. Some necks
'Administration patty seem lo be pel fectiy
ago the Sr.vu uileisd thu following scnti-
m. nts :
HaI'Pi' F.l.1.mi". Tie Democrats of
lbs House are evidently perfectly satisfied
with the existing stale ef things in the Re
presentative cbawibtr, and wril not mourn
if the tis of tit.it Jul'! ariives with no
speaker chosen. The truth is, the cxecutirn
'branch of the Government will Sarlly feel
the Want of a dollar f-r carrying "nits po
lion of the public 1 uim-ss, rn'il perhar
' ni It Septi n.ber. the Uie;ins for footing bn
bul until the first of Jul) next ba7ing been
provided last winter. The IVsnoerats of tha
'body arauie that they arc perf.ctly satisfied
with the pul lie laws as they arc, nnd there -fere
have few changes in any of them ti
pr .pose ; and, further, that if the Opposi
tion, who have come to Washington loaded
down with pledges to change a' iiost every
thiiiaT conceivable iu the ttowicwerl. eaaj
rest coc'.eiit to ' carry on ' longer as they
- Lave bceu doing for the last month, they
(the Democrats) w:i be ?owr indeed, to
'complain thereat, a they are well aware
I that the potuilar oflrum that must grow out
of the iorupariry of the Honso to transact
any I isiisess whatever must fall ou those
iwho, but iug so large a numerical majority
I in tbe chamber, have also on tbtra, aac)
cannot escape, tbe collateral ef sole re.pon
utility for the cxiair g condition of things.