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LOliD DUN GANNON AS A LEGISLATOR.I

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RUABOTF PEITY SESSIONS.

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A SCENE IN THE HuUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AT WASHINGTON.—While Mr Haskin was making some per- sonal explanations in the House of Representatives at Washington, on the 13th inst there was a great uproar, and many members gathered around him, some menac- ingly and others protectingly. In the midst of the up- roar a pistol fell from Mr Haskin's breastpocket, and the scene which ensued is thus described by the Wash- ington correspondent of the 1Yew York EetaldBeel- zebub was let loose in the house to-day, in consequence of the sight of a pistol. The single crack of an instru- ment during the excitement would hay4 resulted in a bloody scene, affecting not only the life of men, but also of the nation. It is believed that most of the members of the House go to their daily duties with deadly wea- pons, as men go to the battle. For a few seconds the scene on the lfoor was unparalleled. The click of pit. tols was distinctly heard, the most hungry words were uttered, and the wildest passion displayed. The appear- ance of the Sergeant at Arms, with his uplifted mace, crying, Ordtr, gentletuen, order!' brought harmony out of chaos. So disgraceful was the scene that mem- bers have been heard to regret that a free press existed to publish the facts. The house owes much to the cool action and patriotic appeal of Mr Harris, of Maryland, who brought it back to a sense of its propriety and res- tored peace. The throng of people iu the spacious gal- icries, hissed the conduct of their representatives during the affray. The explanation of Mr Haskin, that the pistol displa) cd fell accidently upon the floor, satisfied the house." „

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