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THE OREGON ARGUS.
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fUll.lKIIKU SSTUSUSV UUKMMU,
' by William l. adams.
TERMS Tkt Aliiti mill lit farnUhti at
, Thru DMariand fifty Ctnlt r annum, in
aionnct, it Unfit luhirnlim Threi Ihtlart
I see la tluhi tin at tut afietin adtantl
Yhin tkt mine it not ptid in adtante, tout
D)llart Kti it charged if paid itithin tit
, monlki, tod f'ict itolhrt at tht indnf tki yrnr.
tJf Tut Vollart fur tit mmilhiNii tutiicrip
i. i - tit m riciived for Itit prriorl,
gj7 tV f 'P" diicontinurd until til arrenrntt
' art fail, anl'it at tht option of the pnliliiher.
I'.fcrtsleatom vorsas ikt tteetocraev.
John P. I lulu, that iniiiiliubhi wng in tlia
,U. S. Senate from Now Hampshire, made
speech on Kansas affair on the IStli of
.January, from which we make tliu follow.
ing extract: r ;-, -k ;s
"This brings me lo nnoilior pnrt of gay
' Utiljject, in answer 10 n question which tilt)
honorable Senator from Illinois (Mr. Dou
glas) propounded when ho asked if lie w
lo be read out of the puny for a difference
on thin point. I have great regard fur the
Sagacity of that honorable Senator, . but I
confess il was a lillle shaken when ho ink
ed ill Hi question : U a man in be read om uf
.tht party for departing from ilio President
on lliiii great cardinal pnint I Why, sir, he
'ask, isn man who differs frum llin Presi-
.deal on lim Pacific IUilroad lo gooui of titer
J .arty Oh, in), hu inny tny. If ha dif
, ere on Central America, very good ; inkf
lha first seat, if you please. You mny
differ with the President on anything anil
everything but one, and ihat i ibis aenii
Went which I shall read ; Mr. Buchanan
hall stwak hiaown creed. Un the lOih of
August, 1842, in the Sennte, Mr. Iluulniiian
Used Ihlat lungHage: i -.'
" u I might lie rt repeat what I katra said on a for
yon see it wa to important lie muni ro
pent It ' '
" that all Pirutendoin" ( ' ,
mark the word . , . ,
It iragui'il apa'nit lha Soulh ukiii tliuqielion
f domwtio larry.' - , . . .
j,. All Chritiemioiii iiicludoi n great many
peopl. If llial ba true, nml you have gut
any Milieu, it it inunif'-M ihey ntitst ho uul
fide of ChriiUnduiti laiililur bi cuno
Mr. liuchmiaii tay nil ChrinU'iiduni it
jiainnt you ; but mill ha Kmen you a'linu
lli, and yuu will Me it is aa pliiin
dttnioiiatruliiin can innkft it ih:il ynurul
lira are bit iuulurlt'd in Chruu-iiiluin.
Where ar the ulliua! 1 will read the next
rntence ; ...... . . -
.'"They hum nn other nl!ie to untulii their
t'eiititiilioUiil rijlm exci H tha Democracy of the
. There in li'ht for yon ; all Cliii.tieri'loiri
cn one i'le, and Ilia Ddiiiounicy nf th
North on lha teller. - Lmtjjli'cr. ' Thai
i hoi my version ii is Mr. Ijiicht) nun's.
Thai is the w,iv lie hacks his IVjnntU; fur
3 weni on, nfier ImviiiK miida this avowal,
t claim peculiar oniisult-ruli'm Iroui Soulh
i',n " Rcnlleinon,' nml iii'ini.iil llml he
inijjht Kpi-itk n little imiro freely, liurin
previouiy imliirscd thorn lis hih in this.
VII, sir, when nil Chrislondoin ns on
aide, nml the Duinocnicy of the Nurili on
t!irt other, mi l the Deiiioui'iii'y of the
Nurth growing less and es cverj d iv a
t'liutl iiiiiiuriiy ju iIih .New I'iiUiil Sillies,
- -hiw could the St-iiaiiir from Illinois h
nn unkind, ur hnw cuiild ha duuhi, if, on
(liia vitnl qiesiinu, ho deserird I Iik Dfiii ie
ncy and went over to Clirit..nduni,laiiyli
tcr, as to how the iicsiiuii would be nn
aweied whuiher. he was lo b. fnil om o(
thepnrty. Uead oui, sir ! That queiiuh
waa aeltleri luir.' an. On this greut vital
quvsiiuii he is out nf ih'i pur'iy. .
1 would tint say uuylhinu uiikiiiil tu
Ihlt Senator, nor would I say anything
uncourlenu in .lha world lull my export
men in the cmn'ry lifu uf Nuw Knohiiul
ilons present In in y mind an itluslralioti
which I know he will excuse me if I jive
U. , A lit-ij;lilior of tu i iiu hud it very vnlxn.
Iilc hurse. The IiuI'ah wua lukt-n sii k, t.ii'l
lie tried all tlio wiiVs in I tin world to cure
Idm, hut it w.ns of n. iivu'd. ' The horse
Jj;ruw worse diiily. At Insl one of his iieih
lK)rs said : ' What are Vou oiii) ludu w i ll
lha hursel' ' I dou'i know,' was tlm re
ply, 'but I think I sluill Iniv.: tu kill liim.'
Well,' siiid the niln.r, ' lie dues nnl want
lild'ch ki I Ilne. Laiijj'lili'f. Von see, in
rdiilary times, and on ordinary questions,
liille wavering illicit be induli.'ed ; but
when it is on nun question, and u great ilal
question, and all Christendom is on the
una aide, and tile 3nrihrn Democracy on
tha other, lo go over from the ranks of llic
Democracy to swell the rank uf Christen
dom, and then ask if hu is to lie read out 1
I leave that po'nl. L iughier "
. CO" One of the keenest contfs's no l!C
U. 8. Senate floor ihii Session, 'as that b
(ween Feaavadcii of Mj'hio and Davis of
jUJsjJssippi n fur weeks since. Fesseodeii
aid tbatdie had avowed no disunion semi
imenls, and inquired wheiher Davis could
ay as much. Mr. D.ivis, ' with in null
warmib, replied in ihc normative, and said,
"I have long. sought a respectable nmn
who could charge the contrary." The
chargo come in the form of report of
borne speeches by Mr. Davis, published in
fiaper friendly loj him. If he has not
mvowe4 limsvlf a disunionist on very
light prorogation, tte' JTisissippi papers,
rho editoM are devoted to him, have
mtsreprrten'teiJ him grossly. , Tho Nw
York Herald'a coniianad .lake W "left.
Davis the (ire.ea'ler," haa made a bugaW
of bim, and given tha public a very erro,
neons impression regarding )i'm. , lie is
njot, fool or fanatic but ta an able,
droit, anil dangerous demagogue, whose
tntesinanshiu doe not look beyond the
alaveh"din States; ' tie will never either
aet the Mississippi on fire, or destroy this
A DissESTtxo M .M()N. Jae Smith II.,
aonofthe original Mormon prophet, who
resides a! Xaiivon, III., is a Mormon, but
disapproves of pdygamy and of ihe irea
on of Brisham Vonn. There is a rumor
lhat young Joe will go to Utah and ini-l
aipo bis right in the ucceioii. The
coreraroent would do well to patronise
him in this enterprise ; it may prove the
ea,rV fcdutfou uf b Mmnon difficuliy.
A Weekly Newspaper, ilevotcd to the Principles of Jeil'er.sonian Democracy, and atlvocating
OCT ll is aai'l Ihai George lUnuroft. the DISGRACEFUL RlOTI
liiioriMn,iHlenedaileniiv,.y lothereiuliiig' , ,h, Uoue or RrvmeaUllvra U
of Ilu PresiJeiil'a Kausnt Mesaagu III lha
Sctiuto, mid when il waa finished, lhat llej On the morning of Salurday, Feb. Othi
denounced ilm documoul as htllhh." ; 1r(or 2 o'clock, a disgraceful row oc
Tha Wiishinglon correspondent of lha 'turrcil in I lie Ilmue of Uepresenlnlivca,
Chicago Tribune says ; :' which will furnish the Luroprun prria with
" Uaiicrnri'acriiteii.111 has deeply wound-1 nm,ler ''ur unullier coiir.o of led urea on
ed old llutk anil excited him lo the swear. , ilia barbarous . niannera of lha United
iii' point. He is very susceptible to iheso' Sute. ll soems the House had been in
evidence, of opinio., of his olliuial wU- L.ill ,1Mr fullrl,CI1 lour. 0n the quei.ion
be, the President, read ll... declaration of,of L.compionco.iai.iui.oi..-
hia speech lhat he was a I mini from ibe
country when the Nebr-ka bill was Jitsaed,
he fairly howled wilh rage." 1 ( ,
feud uetwebm BUcui.NAN AND potoLA.
"There U intense personal hillernesa he-1
I ween lluchaiian and Douglas, on , nil
a-or as a litilo .lemauoffuo who is afiaid ofl
the coilenneuoes of bis own measures
Ho expressea the greatest eoiiiempl for
llin blunder of Douglas' anti.Lecoiiipton
inuvuineiit, and dues not disguise his pur
pose to aid in i ho election of a Republican
Sen a tor, if necessary, to defeat Douglas,
slmuld he continue in npnuse Lecmiipioii ;
and if he now lurns ngain. I he I'resid.nl
says he .night be Inleraled in the party but
he would be despised. On hi pari, Doug
las everywhere asserts that Buchanan and
Hie Adiiiiiiisiraiion are dead." : ' ' ' ' ' '
. . .. I
" tW Tho American ' members of the
Scnulo of Tennessee, it i well known, have
protested" against the action of lhat body
in pacing resolutions instructing the mem
bers of Congress mid Senator from lhat
S ato tu Vote for the admission of Kansas
under llie l.ecoinptoii Constitution. It is
ii matter of congratulation n thrt true
fiiends of American principles in all quar
ter of ilm coontiy ilmt I be Amciic-in par
ly uflhe S'-uth has so generally uondeiuiied
llin swindle of L'coinpluil. Undoubtedly
tin. Sunlh, In common willl llin whole
country, could nut w-ell experience, under
l bo constitution, a deadlier culamity than
the moinenlHry triumph of lhat unblushing
client. We rnrne.ily trust thai ilm beat
energies of every American in Congress
will be beul zealously and boldly to ils de
ficit. Nn coiisideriiMoua of narrow psrti
san strategy, which are less th.-in limbing
in ll cin-clves, should have a feuili. r'
w eight against the plain, itnlblsiakablo re
qiiirements of right and ju-ticb." Bn.
sliiiiiking fi'iili'y lo duty is tho only inns
icily stniiet'y. Louisville Journal.
A C.tNDIO fol'THKHN Vikw. Richard
Yrudon, editor of the Charleston (S. C.)
Courier, delivered nn address at tho last
commencement of Krskine college, on "ihe
influence of tho Union nn the institution of
sluverv." Like most tinlriutic southerners.
he lakes strong ground in favor of lite Un
ion, mid proceeds to allow that the lulu
eiK-e, exercised liv Ihe Union uimn the
inslit ulion of slavery has been to strength
en, confirm nml spread it; lhat ihe south
lias been a steady gainer bv all iho com
promises, all tin) negotiations with I be
north, ilia, whereas forme.ty, the soulh was
a poor half settled country, with an ins'itu
lion pniuiedly condemned by ihe fathers of
the republic, and hi. rely tolerated by the
constitution ; now it is rich in niggers and
co' ton, having been built up by the Union,
and having extorted concession nfier con
cession from the north, until even the Bible
and llin Supreme Court are made to go for
3rSmM months ago a Southern gen
tlemen, now a resident of Illinois, returned
to t lie South oh busiiieif, mid on one Ocet
sinn tho eonvrriiition of a group in which
he was lurncd. lijjon i'no rotative power of
the North and ll.w Soulh. , One .lery gen
tleman declared that il would be a very
easy , mailer for, the South lo organize a
force and overrun the whole North. The
Van hers, he said, were always boasting,
hut. were destitute of pluck when there
waa any real fighting to be done. Up to
this time the snckerized Southerner list
ened quietly, but then felt called upon lo
reak. " Do yu know," asked he, " what
sort of people they are al the North V
The braggart confessed that he did not ey
actly. "I'll enlighten you a little, ihcn,"
suid the other. "All along tho border
Slates of the North about one third of
the people are from ihe South, and lin y
would attend to your case, and leave all
the Yankeea to pursue llieir usual busi
ness." This wasa litile more, than the
other had bargained for, and ho kepi si
lence during the real of ihe converialion.
Chicago Fre-u. .'.
Mb. Doogi.as. The Washington cor
respondent f ihe Philadelphia inquirer, a
Lecomp'on Dctriocral, says thai " Mr. D..U
kI4 did nolntlcnd the caucus of Democrat
ic Senator this morning, and will not meel
wilh lllerti hereafter. He i now wholly
and opeuiy wnli ihe Black Republican."
Bb.iToS OS DoCGLAS. The following
good one ii lolJ of" Old Bullion." Speak
ing of ihe Douglas' dfrt tlon, he remarked :
We hear much said about the people thai
Dws'as will off, air. lie hat iu
taken offihe people, sir tktptcpU han to-
OREGON CITY, OREGON, APRIL 3, 1858.
The proceedings were exceedingly dull,
a large number of the members being ei
ther asleep or nodding in their seals, Mr.
Qjinian of Mississippi tva on the floor
addressing lha Chair, when Mr. Grow ol
i pt,n ,vnnia o)jpctcJ , Mr.' Quitmai.V
. Mr. Keill of South Carolina aaid If you
are going to ohject, return to your own
side of ihe House. '
Mr. Grow responded This i a free hall,
and every man bus a right to be where he
, , I 1 s -
. M r. Keitt then enme up to G row and said
I want to knuw what you mean by such
an answer as thai !
' Mr. Grow replied I mean just what I
say ; this is a free hall, aud man has n
right lo ba where he pleases. ' !
Mr. Keitt, taking Mr. (J row by the throat,
said I will let "u know lhat you are a
damned Black Republican puppy.
' Mr. Crow knocked up his hand, saying
I shall occupy such a place in bi hull as
I please, und no nig','cr.drivcr ahall crack
his w hip over me. " " ' " '
; Mr. Keitt then again grabbed Mr. Grow
by the throat, und Grow knocked his hand
olf, and Keill coming at him again, Grow
knocked him down. ' ! ' ' '
Instantly there was a great uproar.
The respective friends of bnth parties
rushed lo the recuo. The Southern mem
bers, in tho midst of whom Grow was
standing, sprang to their feet aud rushed at
him. He was instantly surrounded, but
did nol flinch nn atom. Cool and collected,
he defended liiin.st-lf manfully against his
assailants, who, however, were nol many,
fcr most of the Southern members behaved
admirably during the affair, and rim lo the
scene of conflict rather as peacemakers
than us combatants. But to (lie Republi
can side bf tlie House, their rush upon
Grow hud all the nppearanco of a hostile
ousel. Under this impression, Poller of
Wisconsin, n young and new member,
bounded into the ihrohg of Southerners,
and striking right and left wilh great vigor,
soon forced his way to Grow's aide. Wash
bur no of Illinois and Washbiirue of Wis.
cousin (brothers), both si runt; men and in
ihe prime of life, were equally prompt in
springing lo ihe. rescue. Others of the Re
publicans followed them, some lo fight and
some to suppress llin strife. ,
The Southern men thus furiously at
tacked without much discrimination, for so
sudden was ihu nll'.iir that discrimination
was hardly possible, defended themselves,
and tome who entered the arena as peace
makers lefl il as combatants. Davis, Barks
dale, nod Lamar, of Mississippi,' all of
i hem terrible fire-eaters, were particularly
conspicuous in I lie fray, Davis is bald
headed, nud went in as peace maker, but
got severely mauled. Keitt was picked up
by his friends, and carried to a sofa in the
lobby of ihe hall. .
The intcrpnsiti.v.i 0f iho officer of ihe I
Hnuae aoon restored order, the combatants
separated, an J after a while good humor
was restored. , Mr. Davis, and I be other
Southern members who were engaged in
the fight, came over and conversed with
their opponents in a frank and courteous
manner during the rest of ihe night session.
Tlie correspondent of the Tribune, in
describing the affray, says :
" As seen from the Reporter's Gallery, it
presented a droll enough spectacle. There
were some fifty middle-aged and elderly
geiiilemen pitching iniorach other like ho
many Tipperary savages moal of them
incapable, from want of wind and muscle,
nf doini' each oilier any serious hurt. Mr.
Barksdale of Mississippi, who was among
the moat active, encountered al one mo
iiienl Mr. l'u'ter of Wisconsin, who was
decidedly the champion of ihe ring. Potter
grasped Ki.rksdhle by the hair, wilh Ihe ev
ident intention of putting thai gentleman's
bead into chancery. To hia unutterable
surprise and disappointment, tho hair came
off. Tho Mississippian was scalped. He
jumed about bald headed, making frantic
efforts to recover hia wig, which Poller had
disdainfully tossed anion:.' the crowd, some
one of whom kindly restored il lo its prop
er owner." . .. ,
The correspondent of the N. Y., Courier
Si Enquirer g'.et a dramatic Coloring to
the scene, as follows
'Of course, as the melee waa sudden
and general, no member could onderland
Ihe inien'ions of any other. In fact, Ibe
presumption from ihe beginning as thai
be attack upon Mr. Grow was i.reinedital-
e.. like lite em rase nn Mr. Sumner, and
Republicans were seized with a letre in
punish Keitt. Had the ruflHn been found
after the tyginning of ihe dis'o'lwnce, he
wool a" have been severely handled. Mr.
Baiktdale was collaring Mr. Wahbnrne of
Illinois; seeing this, Sir. a Ov Wbbnrno
uf Wisconsin bore up in ihe relief uf his
brother. Mr. Lamar of Miss, raiirred up
by the side of Mr. Burksdale, and Mr. Pol
ler opened in artistic style on ihe whole.
Mistaking Mr. Washburne of Hlinoi
fur the enemy, Mr. I'otter saluted him
roughly on coming into action; but, cor
reeling himself, charged upon Mr. Barks
i ale a wig vt it It one hand nud Ins counte
nance will, the other. Mr. Ils rksdalo re
ceived two severe blows, but wheiher from
Mr. Potter or Mr. C.U. Washburne cannot
be determined. Mr. Poller was thrown off
his balunce by Mr. Baiksdule'a wig coming
nlr nud remaining in Ilia limit!, and his
blows probably failed of their ohject. Mr.
Poller was slightly marked under ihe left
eye, Mr. C. C. Washburne had his thumb
sprained, and Mr. Washburne of Illinois
had hia lliruut compressed. Mr. Lamnr, it
is slated, drew hia penknife, hut wiih what
purpose cannot be known. W'lien Mr. Da
vis of Mississippi fell himself struck in the
face, he drew a wtiipon in self defense, but
qi.iikly replaced it. '
Mr. Mull of Ohio, a Quaker member
much respected, and Rev. Owen Lov.-joy
of Illinois, were thickly engaged, slioviog,
holding, choking, and crowding friend nud
enemies by turns as peacemakers.
ul'. was infinitely amusing to witness ihe
miscellaneous poundings and passes which
diversified ihe progress of the fight.
" After ils termination there waa a good
natured explanation between Messrs. (Jrow,
Poller and (he Washbuinrs on the one side,
and Messrs. Davis, Barksdale ani Lamar
on the oilier, in which each and all pro
fessed regret for the misunderstanding
which had led lo the individual collisions
between them. '
"The intolerable insolence of Keitt on
this occasion is only one of many instances
calling for hia summary punishment. Ii
is the subject nf general regret, shared by
many Southern members, that it was nut
The correspondent of tho Herald says
the precise words used by Keiit te Grow
were " Go over to your own side of the
House, you damned Black Republican
puppy." The response of Grow, that he
was not lo ho driven by tho lush of a slave
driver, was a natural retort, and entirely
justifiable under the circumstances. It waa
one that could hardly be ruled out of order,
even in debate. ., ,
''In an instant the Southern chev.ilior
had jumped frnm iho semi-recumbent atti
tude which he had been occupying with his
heels on his desk, and grnsped the Northern
chevalier by the throat. They are both
young men, strung and athletic, and the
Wood of Ihe Northern is no less hery than
that of the Southern. Grow teized Keill,
und there was a momentary struggle be
tween them. Mr. Davis, of Miss., a tall.
poweiful man, with not a morsel of love for
those abolitionists who don't believe in the
Lecompton Constitution, promptly inter
fered, and lUoafed ihe combatants from each
other. Then Keiit alrutk at Grow, Grow
struck back, and Keitt went down. The
backers of the Southern champion say lhat
he slu.-ribled; I hose of ihe Northern cham
pion that he fell under ihe prowess of their
man. It was such nn instantaneous thing
that I fear the question must ever remain a
disputed one. Un the ninmenl, the forces
of the Republicans, heeded by Poller of
Wisconsin, and supported by the Jloratii
Washburnes, rushed down the several
gangways of their side to rescue their chief
out of the enemy's hands and country.
Down (lie gangways ol the opposite aide
rushed the Lecomplonites, Tho forces met
in the neutral space in front of the Speak,
er's chair, the area where the House di
video by teller. The conflict W described
as terrible. Putter is an accomplished pro
fessor of the noble art of self-defense, and
pitched in right and b ft with a vim that
upset Ihe perpendicularity of friend and
foe ; for in the heal and passion of iho mo
ment there was li'tle chance for selection.
It it said ihair.6 of the Washburne went
town under hit indiscriminaiing blow.
Lttninrof Mississippi was the leader on the
other side a stout, broad shouldered, lusty
youth and administer. d "a doubler" to
Ins friend from North Carolina in the me
lee, not distinguishing him from a Black
iiepubl ican. Harris nf Illinois, and the
oilier nuti-Lecniriptoll Democrats, stood by
unmoved spectators of Ihe scene.
The following is fiom the N. Y. Times
"Mr. Rarksdale'e wig came off in Mr.
Potter's left liand, and hia right fi.l ex-
pvuded itself with tremendous force against
ihe unresisting air. This ludicrous inci
dent unquestionably did much toward re
storing good nature subsequently and i
effect was heightened nol a lillle by the fad
thai in the excitement of ihe occasion
Ba.ksdale restortd bit wig wrong side
loremosi. , ,
On Monday, Feb. 8, Mr. Keill made a
manly apology to the Iloase, which more
than half rrdeems his character from the
imputation uf ruffianism. Mr, Grow also
mad suitable apology.
Mr. Keiit said : Mr. Speaker, the House
will remember lhat its proceedings during
the session of Friday we.e broken by an
unpleasant incident.- It is due to fair deal
ii.g thai I should assume upon myself al
the responsibility for the act involving a
violation of iu order, lis dignity, and iis
decorum. I was llie aggresor, aud what
ever responsibility attache Iu ibe act
projerly belong lo ibe alone. It was,
however, casual, accidental, and sudden.
I. is also due tu justice lhat 1 should make
whatever of reparation is in my power to
ihe dignity and decorum of ihe House ibus
violated. I do that in ihe expression of
my profound regret at ihe occurrence.
Personal collisions are always unpleasant,
seldom excusable, rarely justifiable oever
in a legislative body.
In ibia connection I have bat om more
remark to maki, and that at, if asy blew
tlie side of Truth in every isnuc.
was directed al inn I am not conscious of
it. ' I utn al least utterly uisconscioiii ol
having received any. With this e.tplana
lion I mirl from (he siibiect.
Mr. Grow suid : Mr. Speaker, I have
been la ughl from my childhood lhat all
fiuliis among men are disgraceful lo hu
man nature and iom Christian community,
and especially when thoy occur among the
Isw. makers of a people, in Ihe midst of
llieir d-liber'ion. The judgment of my
riper years has fully satisfied me lhat my
education in I his respect, at least, has been
liood and true, Yrt the right of self-defense
I recognize aaoae uf the inalienable
rights of man, to be exercised on nil occa
sions and under all circumstances where il
is necessary lo protect life or person. Al
ibe last aiding of this House I found my
self unexpectedly engaged, for the first
time iu my life, in a personal conflict. To
the House I tender most cheerfully what
ever of eulogy is due for ibis violation of
ho order and decorum. No man cm ro.
grel more than I do that there should have
been any occasion for a violation of either.
As we said before, this shameful occur.
rence will furnish the European press an
ocoasiou for commenting on the 'barbarous'
manners of iho United Slates, and from it
draw conclusions unfavorable to the dura.
bility of republican Institutions; but are
view such things in the same, light that Mr.
Slick does at merely " the wandering
breezes thatcoul the wings of our glorious
Eagle," and bode do harm to our Oorcrn
incut, just here we will introduce a con
versation between Mr, Slick aud Mr. Punch,
lite latter an English gentleman which
w bud published in a London paper, on
the present difficulties in the United Stales.
Mr. buck, ll will bn seen, stand up for hi
country in true American style: .- . ,
Mr. Punch- I don't seem quite Id un
lerstand (his disturbance between yotlr
President and Mr. Douglas. Can you Ull
me in n few words what ia ila character,
Mr. Slick I
Mr Slick. Guess I can. Buck 'a in a fix.
Mr. P.Hy ' Buck,' if I apprehend vou
aright, sir, yn.i would indicate the head of
your Republic! . i . .-.
Mr. S. Thal't the critter. Promised
Ltcompion Con. should bo overhauled
Mr. P. Promised Ihe gentleman w batt
Mr. 5. Who on airih said gentleman I
Mr. P. Promised Mr. a Lecompton
Con. lhat ho should go lo Kansas,
Mr. S. Guess you've a brick in your
Mr. P. My facetious fiiends, ir, have
been pleased tnsay there is a brick under it.
Mr. 5. laint that. Have, you liq
Mr. P. I novcr take anything before
Mr. S. Mure foul, you. Yes, air-ee.
Guess I've a kinder liking for ye, but I
don't hanker af'er vour old world habits.
Pako notice, now. Walker throws up, hit
dander being riz by Duck.
Mr. P. Mr. Buchanan should haug tho
Mr. 6. Jerusalem and snakes I Don I
be iH such i darned hurry. There's a
brace of Walkers, and one'a not t'other.
Mr. P. Oh, I beg pardon.
Mr. S. Hold hard, and grin. You see,
Douglas has peeped ihroutih ihe hole in (he
blanket, and seed a bil of light.
Mr. P. Ua blanketl-Oh I Ah I A bil
of light, eh I i
Mr. S. Spect you dun t see none.
We'll begin at fust causes, and come on
promiscuous. Air Ibe great und glorious
Republic, Ihe only nation in the world
where Ihe gulden Kagla of Liberty can
wave her alabaster wings, and scream her
Mr. P. know all that.
Mr. S. Guess you're hard to please,
stranger, wall, air we to havo more
Slave States than we've got! Thai's the
Mr. Jr. I trust not ; and that iue tiooto
Mr. S. Calculate you'd belter shut up.
Slaves or none, we'll nlwavs be ready to
whip yU. Besidea, look at your Irish,
and your Jews, and the others thai you
keep' in abject and grinding tluvory.
Mr. P. I am silent.
Mr. 5. Wall, then. Ruck's wilh ihe
South, and meant to have it all his own
way in Kansas, and make a slave state ot
it, but the Kansas boys kick, and Gover
nor Walker (not the Filibuster, mind,
you old 'possum)
JITr.P. Really, Mr. Slick
Mr. 5. Stint up, I tell yon. Governor
Walker, who was sent by Buck to Kansas
to Ho ille work, flints it ain't lo be done,
saya Ruck premised him lhat ihe Lecomp
ton Constitution should be submitted to the
people, and to throw op. Ruck's a wide
awake b'hoy, but Douglas hi' widea
waker, and he aeea lhat to force laws on
free and enlightened citizens like ourn
won't pay, 'socially when a critter lids his
eye nn ihe election in 1800. So he just
throws Buck over, and there's a difficulty.
Mr. P. Mr. Douglas being, if I am
right, Ibe most influential man in the
Siatea. his opposition to the President
we.i'd he formidable.
Mr. S. That's it, reeled out uncom
Mr. P. Sir, I tbank you for yottr ex
nlanation, and I hope ihat no serious iron-
hie will arise in the United Stales, fur
which I always entertain the warmest re
gard. Mr. S. Don't worry yoerself ihio no
sort of perspiration about that, stranger.
In a corrupt and debilitated old rotten
country like ynnr'n, political difficulty
might bring ruin and dismay, but where a
Western aon gihla ihe proud pinnaclea of
American Liberty, weh things air but the
wandering brees that cool the wing of
oor glorioet Eagle, and help bim lo fly
still higher toward the transcendental firm
ament. Will yen liqoor f
JOB PRINTING." . t
Tut rsoraisToa or vua AHCL'S is runt
to inform tht i.ub:ic tli est he has just reetivtd a
largo sturk of JO 11 TYPE and ot'ier new priat
ii.V material, and will iio In tlio t tody rece'pt
ud.i.uom tolled la all the eequltunr als t( this lr
ealiiy. 1IANIH1II.LS. I'IHI.I!H, HUNKS.
CAUD.S, tlUCL'I.AIW, I'AMI'lll.liT.VVOKK
snd other kinds, dune le order, n mn iioi ro.
Htnaier UrltWsdta ea lot V'aloa.
In tbe U. S. Senate, Feb. 1st, the propc
tiiimi to take up the bill admitting Minne
sota Into the Union being under considera
tion, Mr. Mason of Virginia and olhere
threw out tome biota lhat Minnesota Is not
to be admitted autil Kansas Is prepared
besides tome daik intiiniiliotia by Mason
uf a diisoSu'ion of the Lniun iu cae hau.
ssa should be rejected. This brought out
Mr. Crittenden, the noble Senator front
Kentucky, in favor of Minnesota's imin.dl.
ate admission, and in the onurseof hie fer
vent rental kt thus alluded lo these threats
of dissolution t , . ; I- i
" With all llieto arguments and n'ows.
and in almost every argumritl andconlro
versy I hat I now witness un this floor, are
minified, lo eive them tlreiiirlh and point,
sillier prognostics of tho overthrow of this
Gowrumrui, or threats against its exi.U
ence. This is the cotttmou strengthening
means new thrown into every argument,
here. While we prize the Union, while wit
would, I am sure, and tho very gentlemen
who use this lunuutge would do all Ihey
could lo preserve and perpetuate the Con
tiitutiun and the Uuion, t litre is not a day
that we are not doomed to listen here, ovef.
and over again, to threats of lit overthrow )
predictions made, little propheciet thrown
out, that to day, er to-morrow, or tome day
near al hand, this Government It to be no
mere. Sir, this is the most unfortunate
and ominous tign that nisi In the whole
conntry, in my judgment. If inch latt-'
gunge can be familiarly used, and throwa
into every argument at makeweight'
s a dust in lha balance If iheso threats
can be made here against the existence of ,
tho Union, and if ihoy can have any effect (
upon the ponplo of this country, then, in
deed, sir, we mny well apprehend thai it'
cannot latt long. hope il Will last fori
ever; and if nobody threatened it until 1;
did, it would last forever. Applause In
the galleries. Yes, sir, and it will last
much longer than gentlemen hero, by ft'
tinual repetition, and reflection, and msd'i '
talion, bslievs to ba to near at lishd j and
it would last much longer, perhaps, but for,
these meditations. They prize it so highly
that the remotest danger a flectl illem ; and ,
Ihoy fcrlhwllh begin to prophecy that IN
end is rlearal hand; or they are provoked
at something which is done which they
think is advorao to the interests uf the lie
public and the Union, and I hen they threat,
en ; but all this is promoting the veiy pur. '
pose and ihe very end against which I ,
know; in their heart, they are opposed, and
with their hands would oppose,
We should do well, 1 think, to throw
out of all our ordinary course of argu: :
ment ibeso threnlt end ihco prophecies.- '
I believe the Union is to live, not because
I wish it, or you wish it, sir, but it is lo live ,
fur ages ; I behove il is enshrined in the
hearts of the people, and they trill be Its ''
sustained anil maintainors even if we '
should be recreant lo Ibe part we are Id i
aet, and desire ila overthrow. It is not in ,
our power thank God it Is nol in tho paw
er of the Senate, or of the Congress of the
United States, to overthrow this Govern
ment ; and I rejoice in It." Applause Id
03r Tin Washington correspondent bf
ihe New York Herald saya that ho " never
saw so much feeling exhibited at in the1
Senate in the debate relative 10 action
on the admission of Minnesota. This
correspondence says that Mr. Douglas hit
given notice that he will make war lo
tho knife against Lecompton, and 'hot lha
President may take lite cdnsequence.
Ah UcoMroRTABt, Positio.i. Io rei
fcnlng to the lute paM&go at nrms between
Senator Fussctideh and loft. Davit, It ton
respondent of the N. Y. Kvening Post
makes iho following hit at a third dutin
" Doitglna appeared In tho debate" Once
of twice, but the impossibility of irtinlaln
ing his present nititudo ia manifest to every
one, except apparently hiiiuwlf. He Is in
all tlie dlsCltsSlotlS on sunjecis coiiiiecioo
with Kansas, like tho Irishman s frog, an
ambitious animal lhat couldn't live on land
and died in the water." -
Thb Widowed DmnocnAcr. The States, .
Malor Heist' paper at Washington, In ihe
course of a severe denunciation of the Le
compton Constitution, says t '."
" The old adage iy, VMarry In hssle '
and repent at leisure. If this hollow.
cheeked snd consurtipilve Lecompton con. ,
stittttion, however padded up and painted
for the bridal occation, be wedded by the l'e
moeracy, the latter Will have toon and sud
den a lengthy widowhood for repentance.
ll will behold tbe projecta of of iu man.
hood overthrown, its houaehold god lev
tied, and the very foundation of his hopes
blasted; for the offspring begat of the
temporary union will all have in them Ihe
seeds of ihat constitution-wrecking disease,
which no healing power can eradicate, nor
fate itself alter. Under any circnmtancet, ,
the diseats only can be prolonged."
Gen. Houston of Texas, in late
speech in the Senate, said he had been
read out of the Drmoeraiic parly, but did
pet care enough about the matter to ask
the reason why. Jackson, said Mr. Hons,
ton, bad principles without a platform the,
prctcnt Administration Lad a platform with,
out principles. "
Old Beef at Home. Ai the recent ,
municipsl oleotion in Lancaster, To the .
President's home, Thot. II. Burroughs, an
ami-Lecompton candidate, was chosen j
Mayor.over Zimmerman, Buobaoe,n tjem- ,
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