Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, February 25, 1858, Image 2

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    dead from their graves in England i Can
you you unsay one of the curses uttered by
our dying father ? Can you recu'l the agoniz
ing tears of our mother and sister I Can you
give me back uiy wife, uiv angel wife ?"
" Hliti was an angel. She is an angel now."
"Dead, too?"
" Yes, dead. In a con'cnf in France ; pen
itent, peaceful, o they told me —she ha# not j
told vou to V
" Me r
" I forgot. She visit* ma in dreams ; 1m! !
always pale, and cold, and sad eyed. Ah ! •
there. I see her now— enlm and beou'iful, >mt j
so cold, so bitterly cold. George, George,
forgive me 1 forgive me, brother I— 1 am dy
Ing—let me not go to hell unforgiven. See, I
have not an instant !—quick, quick—quick
—speak—Holy Saviour, Ma—Mary, mother
— JESM—"
There was a flood of crimson on the bod, a
•trnggle—the dying man reached his arms out
piteously toward his brother, who stood mo
tionless—there was a shudder, a sharp con
vulsive motion of the features ; he crossed the
forefingers of his hand as if in token of hi*
dying belief not, hope—and then—and then—
what then ?
Why then have I sometimes fancied a scene !
In the other world—a scene on the bank of !
the swift river that flows along the confines of '
heaven down to the abode of the damned. 1 j
have fancied a mother, radiant and star-eyed, j
with three most holy babes beside her, stand
ing serenely on that flower-clad bank, and I
eould see her start and shrink back from tin
dark flow of the river, as she eaught sight of
a face above the wave— a black and fiendish
face, that gazed one instant lovingly into her
heavenly eyes, and then swept madly, in the
whirling, eddying current, down to woe unut
The next, morning after Stephen Forst"r's
death, a nol. pros, was entered in the murder
case, and it may please some to know that Ma
ry Wilson was in court to hear the announce
ment. And for years after that, an old gray
headed man, unrecognized by any villager,
might be seen almost any 'evening standing by
the grave of the murdered wife, and at length
some one learned that hi* name was Norton.
But the story of Ellen Pusenherrv's early low
had been forgotten for twenty years—save by
tho true heart of her old lover.
fFnm Forney's " Press."]
Where are wa Drifting ?
Yesterday's intelligence, that the Commit
tee of Investigation raised in the National
House of Representatives on the motion of Mr.
HARRIS, of Illinois, had decided by a majority
rote—that majority created by Mr. Speaker
ORR, in direct violation of u-age, as well as of
parlamcntary law —to restrict examination in
to the Kansas frauds, adds another load to
the mountain of injustice which has accumu
lated since it has been decided to deprive the
the people of Kansas of their rights. The
same despatch from from Washington an
nounces the removal of tiro distinguished Dem
ocrats from office, no doubt a r meed lit because
they oppose the infliction of the Ucompton Con
stitution upon the people of Kansas. These
are Mr. PRICK, postmaster at Chicago, 111., and
Mr. Mini .FR, postmaster at Columbus, Ohio
It is apparent, therefore, first, that tho vote
of the House of Representatives in favor of a
full and thorough exposure of the frauds of the
minority in Kansas, is to bo disregarded and
defeated ; and, second, that every Democrat
who differs from this scandalous injustice, or
from the platform of the enemies of the Union
on the Lecrmpfon Constitution —wo moan the
pro-slavery leaders of the extreme South—is
to be read out of the Democratic part v.
Tiie annals of polities will bo ransacked in
vain for a parallel to tlsese extraordinary pro
reedings. We begin to doubt whether, in
deed, this is a land of liberty and of law. -
That which was the administration policy in
June and July has become the Administra
tion's detestation in February. The Demo
crats who endorsed and strengthened that
policy, in the belief and with the knowledge
that they were acting in harmony with the
President of their choice, are ejected from
office, because they adhere to this position ;
and their fate is hel i up to others as a solemn
warning. The long catalogue of undenied
frauds in Kansas ; the infamous manner in
which a portion of the Constitution was sub
mitted ; the refusal to regard a leg I . lection
against that instrument ; the effort to deprive
the people of their own officers and the Legis
lature duly elected ; the repeated protests of
the Conventions, Legislatures, and representa
tives of the people against the L-eompton
Constitution ; the testimony of four Governors
sent out by the General Government, all tend
ing to provo the same facts, —all these acts,
not to speak of the outrages of the pro slavery
party before the Convention began its sittings,
have excited a deep, resistless, and almost uni
versal resentment in tiie free States.
Tl lis feeling lias penetrated to trie remotest
regions. It has become the master sentiment
of the Democratic party. And the response
to it, from Washington, is the refusal of a com
mittee of the House to carry out the instruc
tions of the majority of that body demanding
the investigation and the exposure of the
wrongs and frauds in Kansas, and the removal
from office of all who dare to sympathize with
the popular sentiment against these wrongs
and frauds.
The pastime of reading men out ihe Demo
cratic party is a dangerous one. It is sugges
tive of fierce and fatal retaliation. Let us
consider it practically and frankly.
General JACKSON'S name and example arc
invoked in support of this determination A
more unfortunate authority con'd be suggest
ed at the present moment. General JACKSON
was not only in favor of fair play, but he had
away of his own in other matters. The nuili
fiers of the South understood him. lie made
short work of their threats, aud by his bold
and indomitable will taught them not onlv his
own strength, but also tiie strength and dura
bility of the Union they attempted to over
throw. We are very sure that General JACK
SON issued his instructions to Governor WALK
ER, to give the people of Kansas the unquali
fied right at all hazards, uud over ail obsta
cles, of voting upon their own Constitution, he
would have stood to that pledge against all
the machinations and threats of the South.—
Their Legislatures, and their Knurrs, and
their MASONS, would have thundered in vain
He would have stood by his faith, like a true
soldier by his flag, holding his life cheap if he
could sacrifice it for suclt a principle.
And with all rc pect for JAM; S BUCHANAN,
we do not hesitate to say, that if he had main
tained the stand he took in his instructions to
Governor WAI.KKR. and in all his intercourse
with that gentleman up to November, 1857
the doctrine asserted broadly asserted by the
ushingtou Union as the Administration's
policy on this great issue—he would huve unit-,
ed around him a body of friends as devoted
and ns didntcrested those whoso long clung
to his cause in the darkest days of Ins ca
reer. He would have consolidated all patties
in the North in his favor. He would ha ve re
culled into the Democratic ranks, as p< ruia
ncnl Democratic States, .Maine, New Harap
! shire Connecticut, New York, Ohio—now, we
| fear, hopelessly lost to the Federal Adminis
' tration by the effort to force them upon a plat- j
| form whose whole superstructure is open and 1
scandalous fraud. The miserable baud-full of :
j discontents in the South (his foes at Cincin- •
uati, and Lis foes uow on every part of his ;
policy that does not square with their own ,
Procrustean exactions) would hare been lost j
in the uprising of the people in the South in i
favor of the Union. He lm, however, chang- j
ed his course : aud now to the sorrow of all j
true patriots, the Democracy arc also called !
upon to change theirs, on pain of excommnni- j
cation ; and the Southern secessionists boldly j
come forth with their ultimatum— THE LECOMP- j
j Cincinnati, Saturday, Feb. 20. Last even-j
1 ing, about 7 oVloek, the Methodist I'rotes- j
I taut Church, on Sixth street, near Race, was !
I partly destroyed bv the explosion of defective
j gas pipes. At the hour mentioned some fit'- !
j teen persons were assembled in the basement I
j for meetings, when a strong odor was felt, and
ian effort made to discover the leakage. A \
i light was applied to the metre when the blaze j
j burst forth, but was extinguished by a bucket i
of water. Quiet was almost restored, when ;
the explosion took place, tearing up the floor, j
shattering the walls, and making a wreck of
the basement. More than half the pews in 1
the church were torn up, windows were blown i
up, aud portions of the floor blown as high as .
the ceiling. Doors were forced from the bin-'
ges and blown into tile street. The explosion j
was heard at a distance of half a mile. The
j windows of many buildings in the vicinity were
| destroyed, eight or ten persons were severely
i wounded, and two or three of them are uot ;
' expected to survivo.
J LVTF.R FROM SALT LAKE.— St. Louis. Satur
j day, Feb. 20.—The independence correspon-:
j dent of the Republican, under date of the ifith ;
inst., says that the Salt Lake mail arrived :
there last night Conductor DENVER reports
the snow from one to six feet deep on the !
mountains, and the weather intensely cold.— j
j He left Camp Scott Jan. 1, and the troops
| there were in good spirits, earnestly wishing
|to make a descent on Salt Lake City From
Mormon prisoners an I straggling Utah Indians ;
Col. JOHNSON was well advised of the move- j
meats of the Saints, who were making active i
preparations to continue their resistance to the J
troops in the Spring. Their municipal rogu- ;
latious were very stringent, and they looked
with suspicion upon every body the least in
clined to favor the action of the IT. S. Gov- 1
eminent. Gov. GUMMING was performing the
duties of his office as far as he was able. The
outward-bound mails were making good pro
gress, and the many Indians who they met ■
manifested friendly feeling.
Y. Ilerald publishes u report of a m -cling of ;
the stock and bondholders of the Erie Railroad !
in London, England, at which Mr. Moran, the j
President, of the road, explained at some length
the scheme he had gone to Europe to propose.
The meeting seem- to have taken a most favora
ble view of Moran's proposal ; after hearing
him out, they passed resolutions from which it
! would seem that there was a fair prospect of
the loan being taken up within ten days.
M oney is so cheap in England that, notwith
standing the looses which were experienced
last year through injudicious investments, it is
generally believed that the English are just as
eager as ever for American low priced seeuri
j tic-s. A railroad bond at anything like seventy
or eighty per cent, and therefore paying ten
or eleven per cent per annum, they cannot re
fuse. The Erie will therefore probably obtain
their loan.
fray The meeting of the Anti-L rompton
ites, at New York, was held on Wednesday
evening, at the Chinese Assembly Rooms.—
L'he room was crowded, and considerable en
j thusiasm was manifested. Mr. JAMES A. MAC
MASTERS, of the Free maids Jour ml, called the
meeting to order. Hon. GEO. BANCROFT pre
sided, and introduced lion. F. P. STANTON,
who spoke for more than two hours, to the
; evident satisfaction of his audience.
U S. SUPREME COURT. —Senator Seward
i has given notice of his intention to introduce
a bill in the Senate to re-organize the U. S.
Supreme Court and Cireu-t Courts, so that
the several States shall be represented by Jud
ges in those Courts more nearly on the basis
| of their federal population, while the adminis
tration of justice shall bo made more speedy
- J and efficient.
IMPORTANT BILL. —A bill was read by Mr.
JACKMAN, in the House of Representatives of
■ ; t his State, on Thursday last, provided for the
j sale and delivery of the Sunbury & Erie Rail
: | road Company, if that Company will agree to
j purchase the same, aud all the public works
■ | of the Commonwealth remaining unsold.
' j DROWNED. —The Honesdale Democrat says
i that Mr. KIRKWOOD ROBINSON, of Hawley.and
h:s brother-in-law, Mr. CALMER WINTER, of
I New-York city, were drowned on the 27tu
j nit., in the Fond known as " Joe's, 1 ' six miles
. from the first mentioned place. Mr. WINTER
i was upon a visit, and he his relative were out
II fishing through the ice for pickerel, when they
I broke through and perished.
fifty Tiie Lecompton National Democrat of
. j the 4th iust., says : " John I). Henderson, for
. merly editor of the Leavenworth Journal, and
. more recently a member of the constitutional
. convention, has retired to Weston, Mo., owing
it is said, complicity iunchanging the elec
, lion returns of Delaware Cossing. Mr. 11.,
however, deuies the charge and lays it John
. j Calhoun."
S&ay The steamer Magnolia., running be
. | tweeu Wilmington and Fayetteville, N. G\,
j burst her boiler ou Wednesday of last week,
i killing from fifteen to twenty persons. No
particulars are given.
' IT is said that George Bancroft, the
- | historian, listened attentively to the reading of
• | the President's Kansas Message in the Senate,
1 and when it was finished, that he denounced
I ; the document as " hellish."
lintMorb ilqmlcr.
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It will astonish and alarm the people of this
Judicial District to lean that a plan is on
foot to blot out the 13th Judicial District,
composed of the counties of Bradford and
Susquehanna, by Legislative action, so as to
prevent tho people from choosing, this fall,
who they will have as President Julge. The
nefarious plan, as far as it lias been developed
is, to annex Susquehanna to an adjoining
district, and to attach Bradford to the dis
trict South of us, presided over by Judge
WOODWARD. This scheme, if successfully con
summated, would prevent an election for Presi
dent Judge, in October. To effect its accom
plishment men are now secretly at work, pro
mulgating the m )-t shameful misrepresenta
tions and propagating the most iufamous false
This contemplated outrage upon the rights
of the people of this Judicial district, we need
hardly inform our readers, is planned to pre
vent tho election of Judge Wn.wor in October
next. It is a blow aimed at liirn personally,
wlrch it is expected to accomplish by depriv
ing the people of their Constitutional rights,
preventing tlioni from saying who they will
have to pass in judgment upon their most sa
cred rights of property, of liberty, and it
may be, of life. It is quite as unnecessary for
us to say, that the movement originates, and
its consummation is urged on, by the same un
principled men who have for years pursued
Judge Wilmot w th the most blood thirsty fe
rocity ; following his every step with unscru
pulous falsehood and misrepresentation, deal
ing in open lies, or covert inuendoes, as they
thought best calculated to effect their despica
ble purposes.
The election of a Democratic Governor and
L n gi>lature, has enkindled anew the malice and
hatred of tiiese men, and given another direc
tion to their efforts. They now seek to inspire
the Executive and legislative branches of the
Government with the malignant passions of
their own hearts. They hope to enli>t in a
miserable personal warfare a whole party —to
make a partizuu question of their private
griefs, and trample upon the sacred rights of
the people to gratify their spirit of personal
hatred and revenge.
It is not, however the personal bearing of
this threatened outrage which should claim the
; the attention, and excite the iudignation of
our people, any further than investigation into
its conception shows that it has its origin in
moan and malignant petty personal hatred.—
It is not whether Judge WII.MOT, or some
uther Judge, shall preside over the Courts of
this District, which demands attention. The
solution of that question, we take it, whatever
might be the result, if obtained in a proper
manner, would leave no permanent feelings ot
dissatisfaction, but. would be cheerfully ac
quiesced in by the people. But. it is the fact that
an attempt is being made to deprive the peo
ple of their Constitutional rights— to prevent
them from electing their Judge—a right en
joyed by the people of other parts of the Com
monwealth —which should alarm every citi
zen residing in the bounds of the threatened
District. More than this, it should awaken
the interest of citizens of other judicial districts,
whose rights would be in equal danger should
this gross outrage be perpetrated, whenever
the gratification of personal revenge or parti
zan feeling might stimulate reckless and un
principled men to imitate such a dangerous
By the amendment to the Constitution adop
ted by the people in October, 1850, providing
for the election of Judges by the people, it is
declared that Law Judges " shall be elected by
the qualified electors of the respect ice districts over
which they are to preside or act." We shall
not consider how far this Constitutional provi
sion would be violated by the proposed anni
hilation of this District ; because we have
now only to do with its injustice to the people,
and the motive of its projectors. It is pro
posed, however, to render nugatory this guar
antee, because it is feared that \n the exercise
of this right " the qualified electors" of this
District, may elect a Judge whose elevation
would not gratify the festering passions iu the
breasts of a few envious men. It is proposed
to disfranchise the people of this District, to
minister to personal enmity. Setting at defi
ance the whole spirit and tenor of the Consti
tutional right of the people to elect their Judg
es, we are to be annexed and attached to
other districts, to prevent the expression of the
popular will. It is not at all likely that any
Judge who might by the present Legislature
be forced upon us, would be anxious, when his
commission expired, to have the vote of Brad
ford in the scale against his re-election. If
this L"gis!atuie can deprive us of the right to
have a voice iu electing our Judge, then when
that time arrives, another Legislature may at-J
tacli us to some other district presided over
by n Judge just ejected, and our people there
by forever be deprived of the Constitutional
guarantee we have quoted above. Such an
outrage upon our rights could never have its
conception in any but the most base and dis
honorable spirit of ill will, which would break
down the barriers of law and honor for its
We do not believe, however, that the Leg
islature of Pennsylvania will lend itself to the
accomplishment of a scheme whose only result
is the gratification of jiersoual ill will. It
would be a sorry spectacle to see the Legis
lature of a Commonwealth like this, stooping
to the perpetration of such a gross and unjus
tifiable outrage. There certainly must be, in
the majority of that body, honorable and uj>-
riglit men, who will not be made tools of for
so base and despicable a purpose,and who will
hesitate to join an attempt to array the Leg
islature against the Judiciary—to deprive a
people of their Constitutional rights, because
partizans shall endeavor to force it through as
a party measure.
The persons who have in charge this attempt
to deprive our people of one of their most sa
cred rights, have gone about their work witli
characteristic meanness andduplieity, and in a
manner which should at once stamp their ef
forts with the reprobation of every honorable
right thinking man. They have not dared ar
raign Judge WII. MOT at the bar of public
opinion. They knew that the people would
probably be called upon in October to pass
upon lii.s merits and qualifications, and to say
whether he has sullied the judicial ermine—
but instead of appealing to that high and im
partial tribunal, to which of right belongs the
settlement of this question, they seek to array
a partisan feeling in a Democratic Legislature,
to further their ends of personal inulice, and to
gratify their feelings of personal malignity.—
To accomplish this, they must make use of
desperate and unprincipled means, resorting
to fraud and falsehood.
We assert in the most unqualified terms,
that Judge WILMOT'S course upon the bench
has been such as to command the respect and
admiration of both political foes and friends.
We will not sav that in his decisions he has
always satisfied everybody, for that would be
impossible ; but we declare without fear of
contradiction, that for honesty of purpose, dig
nity of character, and strict and unwavering
impartiality, he lias no superior upon the bench.
His friends challenge the strictest scrutiny in
to his judicial acts. His bitterest political op
ponents have been, and still are, ihe readiest
to defend him from even the suspicion of po
litical bias upon tlie bench. Those who are
now the keenest on the scent to annihilate this
District, dare not, at home, utter a word
against his integrity or strict impartiality as a
Judge. They dare not insinuate an unworthy
motive or a corrupt action, before the commu
nity in which Judge WII.MOT holds his courts,
because that community would hurl hack the
base falsehood in their faces. If they have
charges to tiring against him, let them be made
as becomes men—boldly and plainly—and not
sneakingly insinuated, where responsibility can
be avoided, and refutation is impossible. If
Judge WII.MOT has carried his political feel
ings upon the bench—if he lias permitted par
tisan prejudices to bias him to the favor of
friends or the disadvantage of opponents—if
he has exhibited partiality in any manner—if
he has shown incompetence or negligence—if
he has been actuated by unworthy motives—let
the facts be published to the world, that the
people of this District may utter their disap
probation. But we protest in the name of all
that is honorable and manly, against this dis
honorable and cowardly attempt to degrade
Judge WiLMor as a man and a Judge. We
express what we believe to be the impulse of
every honest heart when we declare this at
tempt to be mean, disreputable and cowardly.
L'he instigators and abettors justly deserve the
condemnation of an outraged people, whose
rights they have trilled with, for the basest
and most dishonorable purposes. They need
not expect by secret plotting to evade the res
ponsibility—for they shail be held up for pub
lic execration.
This scheme is impotent for either personal
or political ends. Its consummation will effect
nothing, except to show how deep-seated and
implacable is the hatred of a few men, and
how far they can go to gratify their feelings
of persoual revenge. Judge WILMOT owes no
small share of his personal popularity to the
efforts of tho>e who have followed him ever
with a bitter and vindictive personal warfare.
Steadily and consistently pursuing the path
of duty, though
" Tray, Blanche and Sweetheart,
Little dogs and all,*'
howled with bitter anil revengeful purpose, he
has scarcely deigned to notice their attacks,
but the PEOPLE have rallied, whenever occa
sion presented, to overthrow and baffle his
blood-thirsty pursuers. Every fresh attack
has brought new, and fastened with firmer
bonds, old friends, until he is endeared to the
honest hearts of our yeomanry, and their con
fidence and affections are his best buckler and
shield of defence.
—Remonstrances against this threatened
invasion of our rights, are being generally
signed by our citizens, irrespective of party,
and will be presented to the Legislature in
sufficient numbers to show the depth of popu
lar feeling on the subject.
—We shall endeavor to procure copies of
whatever petitious. &c. may be preseuted to
the Legislature, to effect this plan, that the
people of the District may know vho are en
deavoring to deprive them of their rights, and
the ostensible reasons why the Legislature is
asked to consummate the outrage.
GEN. CALHOUN has published a DEFACE of
his conduct, in regard to the Kansas election
returns, in Which he says that he has written
to Gov. DENVER, to procure sworn statements
of the Judges of the controverted Delaware
Crossing Precinct, and to have them taken un
der such circumstances as will secure a free
and unbiased exhibition of the facts. By the
sworn statements so procured, lie says, he shall
he governed in giving certificates of the elec
tion of members of the Legislature frotn Dela
! ware County. If this course, as he intimates
it probably will, should place the Government
of Kansas in the hands of his enemies, no one
would regret it more than he, yet he will hou- j
estly discharge his official duties.
This is a new card played iu the game of
defrauding the voters in Kansas, and is intend
ed to carry the idea that the Lpgialature will
be Free State—a matter of small consequence
as Gen. CALHOUN rejects the returns sent to
DENVER, and refuses to go behind the returns
from Oxford and MeGee which elects the Pro-
Slavery State Ticket by over 2,000 majority.
FIRE AT KLMIRA.—A most destructive fire
occurred at Klmira, on Wednesday, 18th inst.,
an account of which we find in the Gxzritt :
It broke out about half-past twelve o'clock, in
; the upper gtory of the building occupied by
i 11. KOKN. as a Clothing Store, on Water street
j (river bank,) adjoining Ulrich's Lager Beer
! Saloon, and spread with such rapidity, that iu
! the course of two hours no less than fourteen
: buildings were entirely destroyed. They were
| all woo len structures, two stories high, and
some of them no great value. The entire loss
; is about $2"),000 ; but we are happy to state
! that the greater part of it is covered by iusur
| auce.
The firemen were promptly on the ground.
| but owing to the great severity of the weather,
were unable to do much execution in staying
the progress of the fire. They succeeded,
however, in saving the valuable buildings on
the opposite street, from destruction.
FOREIGN NEWS. —The Collins steamship
I Baltic, arrived at New York on Thursday
| last, from Liverpool on the the 3d inst., with
four days later news from Europe. Her advices
I are interesting, though not especially iinpor
-1 taut. There is nothing from India or China
| additional to what was brought by the Ning
! ara. Continued ease is reported in the Lon
don Money Market. The Liverpool Cotton
I market was firm, with a tendency to advance,
j while Breadstuffs were very much depressed.
The Leviathan was at last successfully floated
lon Sunday, the 31st of January, and the oc
| casiou was one of much excitement and rc
j joicing . The London Times gives the par
ticulars of the capture of a large American
) slaver on the Coast of Africa, the circnmstan
ccs attending which w,:rc horrible iu the ex
treme. The vessel was driven ashore; and
numbers of the blacks perished in the surf. —
From France we learn that further repressive
measures wore on foot, one of which was a
reorganization of the police force. A meeting
of American citizens had beeen held iu Paris,
at which resolutions congratulating the Em
peror and Empress ou their escape from as
sassination where adopted. It was thought
j that the attempt on the life of the King of
Naples was part of the programme of which
the death of the French Emperor was to be
the leading feature. There is nothing of ma
terial interest from the other States of Eu-
Irol>C1 ro l>C-
ity of the most dreadful character occurred at
St. Louis on Saturday 20th inst. The Pacific
Hotel took fire about 3 o'clock in the morn
ing, ami the flumes spread so rapidly tiiat all
the means of egress were cut off before the
Sleeping inmates could be aroused The win
dows presenting the only means of escape,
many leaped out and were instantly killed or
horribly mangled, while some, unable to reach
the windows, perished in their rooms. We
have the names of twenty-nine killed and six
seriously wounded, but a* they were about
one hundred persons iu the hotel at the time,
and forty or fifty were missing, the probability
is that the loss of life is still more serious.
paragraph from the Greensburg Argus of the
18th, contains tire gratifying intelligence that
Bishop POTTER is recovering from his late at
tack : " The Rev. AI.ONZO POTTER, Bishop of
the Dioeess of Pennsylvania, has been lying
dangerously ill at the residence of his son, who
is pastor at this place. He came here on
Wednesday of last week, for the purpose of
ordaining a minister, when he was suddenly
overpowered by a stroke of apoplexy. For
some considerable leugth of time his life was
in jeopardy ; but at last accounts, was iu a
fair way of recovery."
We cut the following relation to Mr.
G ROW'S movement from the Evening Fast :
" WHAT'S IN THE WIND.— Hon. Galusha A.
Grow, or, as he is commonly called from his
popularity iu his district, " Great Majority
Grow," is now, we learn, at the St. Nicholas
hotel in this city. Mr. Keitt, it is reported,
has either remained at Washington, or goue
North by another route."
A party of Sing Sing convicts attempt
ed to escape from prison last Thursday. While
marching in to supper they rushed from the
ranks and for the ice covered river. They
were brought to by the keepers firing revolv
ers after them. Two of the fugitives were bad
ly wounded, and all were re-captured.
JUDGE KANE died at his residence in Phila
delphia, on Saturday evening last.
telegraph announces
Louis two weeks later news from j
the jireseut head-quarters of the Utah . ifl
dition. The troops are reported to 1* ,
spirits and eager for a descent on Salt M l
City. The Mormons, according to 1
tcllfgenee received by Col. JOHNSTON, W „ I |
tively engaged in making preparations f„. ■ !
sistace in the Spring. Governor
was performing the duties of his office t. ■
best of his ability under the circumstance H]
Reports on Lecompton in the i ]
WASHINGTON-,Thursday, I :
The report made to day by Mr. uM
from the Senate Committee ou*Territory®
cites at leugth the evefrts that have o<wMf
in Kansas, and asserts thai the majority
people may simply, as in ancient
ble in mass-meeting, and make a CoiistiSM]
or they may elect representatives to maiB ;|
for them, or elect representatives to draft!*
to be submitted to them for their I i
rejection. The last method has beeutLjfi i
approved during the past feW year?, ffM
formerly the second method was very
ly resorted to. In calling the
this case, it was conceded to have been *-.H
ly legal, as was also the election of delc jM
Was it not logical to infer that the
tion so legally called and so legsfly electedM
clothed with authority to make a Constitn
can uo more be interfered with by the
nor, Judge or Legislature, either to m.. r M
or to diminish its power or to after, modj'fM
nullify its acts, than the people could b'fl
terfered with, had they assembled en mux fl
stead of bv their representatives? I
Iu conclusion, the Committee fay that ■ I
Abolitionists in Kansas had thus "fur fK M
power, by methods unknown to the la B
by acts of violence, and not through the
ful agency of the ballot-box Claimvß
have a majority of voters in the Terrip-B
and, therefore, able to elect a Legislature a H
Convention, they yet ask Congress to ?>>,■
fully do for them what they may at le?alti>M
and at legal places rightfully do for
—that is, to change or abolish theirCcwM
tion ; a>id in case Congress refuse to coir-I
with their Constitutional demands,
ten to afflict the country with an attcsiwrH
bloodshed and revolution. Unless (WrM
will do for them what they assert tw J
anxious to do for themselves, but which tiM
willfully refuse to do, they threaten to pbM
the country into civil war. This conducthM
exceedingly unreasonable as to force the - I
viction upon the mind that they are conr~.B
of being in a powerless minority, and ouiv e;H
pect to be able to compass their uiiwarrjsaß
ble ends by departing from the general *rl
of peace and quiet. If your Committee nl
not greatly mistaken, those reckless men :.M
judge the American fieople, and will lierequ'l
ed to seek peaceful methods for redress of i B
their grievances, whether they be real or bl
The report recites that the people of Kr
sas have framed for themselves a Constitute
and State Government, republican in for*
and that the Lecompton Convention has h
their name and behalf, asked Congress to li
mit her. Therefore it is declared that Kit
sas be admitted into the Union on an e-ji;:
footing with the original States in all nspett
whatever. The bill prescribes the
contains the usual regulations relative to graoti
of public lands, as iu the case of Minnescu.
and gives Kansas, for the present, one R?pn
sentative in the House of Representatives.
Mr. DOUGLAS, in his report, dissents fros
the views of the majority, for the reason, iun?
others, that there is no satisfactory evident
that the Constitution framed at Leeomuton
the act and deed of the people of Kansas,or
embodies their will He shows that tliei'os
vention was not clothed with competent power
to establish the Constitution without the s.-
sent of Congress, which has been expres-j
withheld in this case. Hence the
only had such power as the Territorial Ly*
lature could rightfully confer, and no woe
which was to form a Constitution and send i:
to Congress as a memorial for admission, whici
could be accepted or rejected, according as n
embodied the popular will ; that all the pre
ceedings of the Convention should have bees l
held in strict obedience to the authoriirof
the Territorial Government, while, iu fact.
was declared to be in force, and to take effect
in defiance of the Territorial Government, a;
well as without the consent of Congress, and
that the only lawful election held on the adop
tion of the Constitution, was that on the 4tb
of January last, which was in obedience to the
law passed by the Territorial Legislaturees
tablished by Congress, with fuli legislative po
wer on all rightful subjects within the Terri
Messrs. Coi. LAMER and WADE submitted
their views They say that the Territorial
Government of Kansas was never organized
as provided for in the organic act—that is, by
its own people—but was usurped by n foreigi
force, ami conquered and subdued bv artas.
and that the minority was installed in [>>*'
—which has ever since been snstaiiied by *■*
general Government, instead of being examin
ed into and corrected. This has beeu donet®
establish and jn-rpetnate Shivery
The Lecompton Constitution is tl>c result cf
those proceedings, and contrary to the will
the great majority of the people, legally re
pressed And for Congress in its discretion
to consummate this protracted atrocity, and
especially for such a purpose, is a violation of
the fundamental principles of Republican Gov
ernment, and can }*rodnce no permanent pt&ee
or satisfaction to the people of the Territory
In the late Territorial election they have re
claimed their rights, and that Territorial Gov
ernment is for the first time now moving pi' Bo4-
bly in its legislative sphere of promised freedom
The Lecompton Constitution and its op
tion were concocted and executed to supers™'
and to triumph over justice. To admit it b?
Congress is but to give success to fraud "•
encouragement to iniquity, and to turn o f<r
that people, not to an election fairly and le
gally conducted, but to such State officers a™
legislators as General CALHOUN shall hereaf
ter proclaim, and on snch contingency as
shall determine ; and his long mysterious and
inexcusable indecision and reserve, bat encou
ages expectations in both parties— one 0
which is certainly doomed to disappoiutme" 1 -
THE questiou of the day at Washing
ton is : " What become of KEITT after
struck him ?" That fellow was nowhere to "
seen, and says that he knows nothing of '' 3
happened. He must" have crawled na<if a
desk until the row was over.