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The North Carolina Whig. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1852-1863, February 19, 1856, Image 1

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' -S. ' V .liiiiiin'ii mmirn n in ,, , if irmif'-innininiinin iViiii liiwimJIiin ' 4 l"xi-. i' '.-"'";: i !'..:' ' ' l 1 ' V ''.-..-. J- ! -, -' - '-- ' ' -V; . . - ( t' t f ' .. 4 j ( ' i -,.; i, , . ,' '; 'i . .. .. - . ,. '" . e, , - if. :i i 'm .'' i . ... -- . , . .. .... . .. . - - . . . 1 1 , 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. UJ'ltt.u,..,,.uih.nxerflo.et...grBt.. I ni . . 1 Trut Brulhfrho)d. . ST JOHNOru. TT1. 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. 3ttiscrllantous. " i 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 r- . 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 l7ur 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 wn I ' 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 it 'll more." ii i l .!. I will ITY lo ineaftiT iu, iiiunio, toun? pii! " Tomorrow evening, roeollect," " Yes sir ; I will have it done." The girl turned and went quickly away. . . . ... . , t I 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. 'Oh vesaa-ilv' 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 i 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. , - - . 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- 1 I fuied to pay Li-r as a matter of piineipul. I.Sho knew idle could not roako tho garment ' , . . . ... ... , 1 I when be took it away. Hie will be more - - -- 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 ' n jTer P - I " It wa-i btvauie ho appeared o poor and mi-erab!o that I wsi ak etiou-h to t " pure me vis i.i ier iiauu.. r'jiica ir. Ul . f ii t f . wot), iu a Us severe lone of voice. " Hut 1 it was an imposition fur her to ask for wot k she did not Inoff how U make." ; . I 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." . t l l . .1 i 1J t .1 T " I did not think vou did, brother Liw- J ' son," said bis monitor, " we are more apt I. n.ii.l' ij ..nr.. rM I inn iil if 1.4 I in fir .. , . - i.i. . .1 :. 1 r . - ' promisrd the vest this evening, and so far that was concerned, she rerforiued her con- ' i 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 J ' 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 It. " .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 - . .. . i ....... ... i. .ii.. 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 V , , , , 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' A '"" 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 .inu Ouetje, vixt'l . llv Walt, )'!. 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 Kin.. ni....;.! rm, tiM.,f u. t 11.1 ve n ijr, u itirj, ana ivi'Iiuli. end hnipj 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 eurjia. To kr-n k ce, timugli there it one Itvf, Orr, 'I'liere'ii .l'iwi Ii, Mracham, .M jrgan.Muriiil, and .Mutt 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. I urepar. Oliiig'nan, Hirkmin, and H fTnrjn, t!ingh furni. tlir va 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, i..d.l. Wo Inv. H" ilhriilr, WaMron, Warm r, W;.!rr .mil Will. Threw Vi,lil.iiriic, wlio fame from one .tick, it . v" ,?',',';., va.,.., W,!!., Weld,. Wi.efl.-r. w cs. I'V niinfT nun unnm., Trru mifiuw , AnJ n m( ,hroUKll Wou(li v0ouw.,rtti, ami Wno.ln.tr, Ti'.l we rr-rli liie tin mm w'm are beth lt'iig'. ,,,.,,!, . :n-: 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 y M (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 The 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- ity 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, not in the election of a Spe which follow will, I think, be deemed fj.ly sufficient. 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- ami every 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 ere dit. 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. '

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