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THE TRIBUNE.
THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 30, 1844.
JO THE .-T?TE CONVENTION or tue OFFICER?
Of thi CLAV CIATBS m**t at CtICA 05 tee flrst
WeducHclny in Jane.
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to send a raluatile and cheap Whig Journal to their Inemii in
the country during the Presidential Campaign, are tequested
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cent*.
The Loco-Foco Conv ention?Grand Ex?
plosion and Kxpoanre of the Van Buren
CauCUI >\ ?lein.
The incessant and unparalleled labors of the
Van Buren Caucus Managers in New.York and
Washington, and the Hioh Priest of political in
trigue, Bknto.v, have all cornc to nought, and
their house of cobs, which it has cost them f.
much toil and care to construct, has tumbled
about their cars, burying the pigmies beneath itF
insignificant ruins. We cannot say that we do
not sympathize with the hard fortune of Mr.
Van Buren, who?as far as any thing in that
category can be honest?was honestly entitled to
the honor of being again beaten for the Presi?
dency. Based, as every thing Loco-Foco neces?
sarily is, and must be, upon .intrigue, manage?
ment, false issues and popular delusion, we think
that the unquestionable superiority of Van Buren
and his friends in these particulars should have
secured to him the nomination, as being, in his
own person, the embodiment of the detestable
principles and " usages" of the Loco-Foco party :
and it is altogether too bad that a counter-plot,
much less respectable than that by which it was
supposed that Van Buren's nomination had been
secured, should, at the last moment, break up the
earangemcnts so nicely concocted, and restore
the Loco-Foco party to its original state of chaos,
whence, it is impossible to tell when or how it
will again emerge. The following, from the
speech of Mr. B. F. Butler, of New. York, in
the Convention on Monday, tells in a vivid yet
doleful manner, the history of the sad mishaps
which have befallen and are to befall the ' har
monious democracy:'
Mr. Butler, of New York, rose and announced
his intemion of replying, when Mr. Saunders of N.
C. resumed the floor in a very warm speech of con?
siderable length, in which he contended most stren
uously for the adoption of die two thirds rule, and
made some severe and sarcastic references to ihe
course pursued by the Globe rclutive to (he rule in
question.
Mr. Butler now took The floor and made ?
speech of overall hour in length, in reply. During
the eourse of bis observations be exposed some
caucus secreis exceedingly ominoUH, an lo all seg?
ments of Locofocoism, rather alarming. He bad
been appointed a delegate to the Convention, and
accepted his credentials, us were a> d did his col?
leagues, with instructions to support and do ell in
their power to secure the nomination of a certain
person, (meaning, ot course Von Buren,) und in con?
senting to ihe adoption of the two thirds rule, he
with them would prove unfaithful to their trust and
their honor. He knew well tiiut in voting by sim?
ple majoiity, the friend he was pledged to support,
and others with him likewise pledged, would receive
ten to fifteen majority, and consequently the nomi?
nation. If, however, two-thirds should be required
to make a choice, that friend (Mr. Van Buren) mum
inevitably be defeated, anil that defeat entitled by
the action of States which could not be cluimedas
Democratic. He further predicted, if the rule
should tie carried,the dismemberment and final break?
ing up of the party. It people persisted in gome
for men and not measures, a black flag would be
raised over them?the pall of defeat would shroud
their hopes and tlieir funeral dirge might be sung.
Mr.B. was also fully of opinion, it' the tteo-thirds rule
should prevail the Convention would hate to adjourn
sine die without effecting a nomination at all, as he
believed neither himself nor those who thought
with him would advance one jot towards making
conciliations.
But notwithstanding all this?and it is about
the strongest argument in favor of leaving a man
in the undisputed possession of what he has
unworthily obtained and seems disposed quietly
to enjoy, that we have ever read?the Conven?
tion the next day, after continuing the discus?
sion as a mere matter of form, voted to adopt
the resolution of Mr. Saunders, requiring a two
third vote, as follows :
I>o?-. A a us. I . . Ff<is._ .Vans.
Maine. 9
New- Hampshire .. C
Massachusetts.5 7
Vermont. 3 3
Rhode Island.8 2
Conneeticut. 3 3
New-York. 38
New Jersey. 7
Pennsylvania.12 13
) lelaware. 2
Maryland.J>
Alabama. 9
Micvuipp:.6
l^iuisiana. 6
Terine?sec.13
Kentucky.12
i win.
Indiana.12
Illinois. 9
Michigan. 5
Missouri.
Arkansas. 3
Virginia. 1J
North Carolina.... 5
Georgia.10 I Total.148 118
Maine, New-Hampshire, New-York, Ohio and
Missouri, it will be seer, arc the only States
whose undivided Delegations stood by Mr. Van
Buren, in this hour of his deepest peril. Verily,
" the sober second thought of the people is never
wrong and always efficient" 1 u Our sufferings
it intolerable 1"
' Superfluous lags the veteran on the stage.'
It was a melancholy spectacle to see an Ex
President of this Union pressed, and pressed for
a ranomintttion, by every possible exertion of the
Political machinery, until he ran down from One
Hundred and Forty.six votes to Ninety.nine .'?
Why did not some friend withdraw his name 1
Is there nothing due to the memory of what he
has been ? Nothing to the just priilo and self
respect of New.York ? Van should not have
died so ingloriously.
U* It is an instructive lesson to time-serving
politicians that Martin Van Buken, known as
' the Northern man with. Southern Principles,'
whose whole life has been signalized by cringing
to Southern prejudices atid humors, has just been
laid out by the vote of the entire South .' Not
a Slave State stood by him in his last agony but
Missouri, which voted not for him but for Ben
ton, and would have gone against him but for
Benton's great indueuce with the Delegates and
iron will. Ponder this, cmbrvo Statesmen! Re?
member the dying words of Cardinal Wolsey,
* Had I but served my God with half the zeal
1 served my King, he would not in mine age
Have left me naked to mine enemies.'
D* The Loco-Foeos of our City meet in the i
Park this afternoon to respond with gun-nrings,
speeches, cheers, Jcc. to the Baltimore Conven.
/ton.' Don't swear, boys I it is a bad practice,
and never mends matters. Better grin and bear it.
CT How about that horror of ?available*'
they used to manifest about Tammany tla.ll and
in the Van Buren newspapers ? ' All gone, aud
forever V If Case is not an available, what in
the world it he ?
?The Globe, Argus, Evening Post, Jcc. will
be rich reading for the next few days. Hope I
the medicine will work well, but the taste is
rather bitter.
CT" Tue U. S. Frioate Constitution sailed I
yesterday for Brazil. Passengers : Hon. H. A J
*Vise and family; Lieuts. GilJis, Gibson and
^, to join the frigate Raritan. John Perci j
Esq. u in command of the Constitution. i
:d 1
From our Evening Edition of yeraerday.
Oolttugs at Baltimore.
From our CorrespondenL
Baltimore. Tuesday a.M.
Nonomirition yet. and the Convention has just
irJjDurned. We have done nothing the whole
lay but examine the credentials of Delegates and
e.hoosc the officers of the meeting. Still we are
not fully organized, fur wc have as yet no rules
ido)?ted for the government of the Body.
You will be amused to learn that Mr. Hi:s
oRicKs B. Wright of Ptnn. has been made per.
manent Chairman. This is with a view to get
the vote of Pennsylvania in favor of adopting the
two third rule.
Well, Sir, Ulis Committee 'of twcnty.fivc to
Dominate officers of the Loco Convention, there
being no delegates for South Carol'na there.,
stood on the first ballot:
For Drorngoole 3 ; Hopkins,? Va. ?: Wright "
They stood so twice. Well, among the 7 were
Thompson, French, Cross and Colhuitt, all
four Congressmen violently opposed to Van Bu?
ren ; had they chosen they could have cast their
1 votes for Hopkins [strong anti-Van B?ren, on
the 2d ballot and so elected him ; but they stuck
to Wright The anti-Vans say that they consid?
er Pennsylvania pledged therefore to vote to-mor?
row morning in favor of the two-third rule. If
Pennsylvania does ihis, of coarse ihe rule will be
adopted, and Mr. Van Buren cannot get two
thirds of the votes. If this is done, the Van Bu?
ren men declare they will not touch Cass, but
take up Buchanan, Corn. Stewart, or some one
else.
There was quite a smart discussion in this eve?
ning's Session between Ben. Butler and Senator
Walker and Hon. Mr. Saunders of N. C.?the
former against the adoption of the two-third rule,
which he candidly admitted would destroy the
hopes of Mr. Van Buren ; and the latter in favor
'if the rule. Walker said it was a democratic
rule and was used in lb 10. Butler flared up at this
and said he could not think of 15-10 without think?
ing of hard cider, coons, and log.eabina and
beastly orgies, and he stamped and jumped about
very lunnilv, amid loud applause. Gen. Saunders
and Walker however were, cither of them, more
than a match for him in the argument.
Mr. Jewktt of Maine proposed to choose a
Committee (one from each State) who should
prepare a set of rules for the Convention.
Mr. Saunders moved to strike out this resolu
tion and adopt the rules of former Conventions.
(Mr. Butler moved to adopt all except the two
third rule. This he withdrew, and then the Com?
mittee on Officers made their report, which was
adopted unanimously, and the Convention ad?
journed till 9 to-morrow without any discussion
on the rules at all.
The following is the number of the delegates
in attendance:
Maine 9. New Hampshire 6. Massachusetts 12, Vermont6,
Rhode Island 4. Connecticut t>, New. York 36, New-Jersey 7,
Pennsylvania 2l!. Delaware 2. Maryland S, Virginians', lixrgia
10. Alabama 5. Mississippi 14. Louisiana 2, Tennessee 13. Ken?
tucky^. Ohio 23. Indiana 12, 111111013 9, Michigan 5. Missouri
8. Arkansas 3. The report was theu unanimously ouupted.
Loco-Foco National Convention.
From our Correspondent.
Baltimore. Tuesday " P. M.
The two-third rule for nominating has been
adopted by a vote of 14? to 118 !
This afternoon there have been 7 ballots and I
enclose you the result.
Van's friends say they will defeat any nomina?
tion.
The Result of 7 Ballots by the two-third Rule.
1st. 2d. 3d. 4th. 5th, 6th. 7th. 8th.
Van Buren.146 127 ISil 111 103 KU HS? 99
Cass. 83 94 92 105 107 lib' 123 123
Johnson... 29 33 38 32 2fi 25 21
Buchanan.. 1 9 II IT 29 23 22 27
Calboun... 12 1111
Woodbvry. 2
Stewart?.l 1
From the above it will be seen that on the
first ballot Van Buren had 140 votes and Cass
?3; and that on the eighth, Cass had swelled
his vote to 123, while Van Buren had fallen off to
39.?Necessary to a choice, 17c:.
Just as I left, half an hour ago, someone nom
inated Andrew Jackson for President of the
United States. The Ohio men tried to break up
the meeting in a row, with Sam. Mcdary at their
head.
The Magnetic Telegraph.?The Washing?
ton Correspondent of the Philadelphia Gazette
writes :
Until about one hour before this was closed wc
have hud despatches from Baltimore every few min?
utes per the Electro-magnetic Telegraph, giving the
doings of the Convention. But some villain has
destroyed the communication, by snapping asunder
the copper wire along which the lightning express
Hies. This is a most diabolical act, inasmuch as it
will take the whole day before tit*? precise spot
where the mischief has been done can be ascertained.
Such acts will, I am afraid, prove a Intal objection
to this mode of communication.
Wc think there must be some mistake about
this?as the Baltimore papers of Tuesday eve
ning continue reports by the Telegraph, from
Washington, and mention nothing of any obstruc?
tion or suspension of its operation.
Street Contract?Wc understand that the
old Contractors for sweeping the streets have of?
fered to refer their claims against the Corporation
to Arbitrators.
The Pare and the Fountain.?The Parks in
ihe front and in the retir cd" the City Hall never were
more inviting or pleasant than at the present time.
We arc pained, however, every day to see scores of
little children, nurses and mothers, who walk long
iistances to enjoy them, compelled to sit down on
ihe grass or leave the shady groves for the hot steps
uf ihe City Hall in order to obtain a seat to rest
themselves. There should be seals around the
Fountain and all through the Park. They ought to
lie low, narrow, und not over two and a halt feet long,
so as to prevent |iersons lying down upon them.?
Won't our authorities attend to this "'alter at once
and by the middle of June erect scuts enough thronuh
the Park for 3,0(10 people ?
Long Rain.?Capt. Vinal of the schooner On.
tario, arrived last night from Cum coy, whence
she sailed on the 15th inst. informs us that it had
rained incessantly there from the 25th of March
to the time he sailed?and no appearance of u
breaking up. Several houses had fallen from the
effects of the ram.
O* His Excelle.miy J. J. Rop.erts, Governor
of the colony of Liberia, in Africa, arrived in this
city this morning^aiid will remain here a few
days. His presence will give additional interest
to the meeting of the Massachusetts Coloniza?
tion Society to-morrow afternoon.
Bost. Transcript.
A Noble Act.?Thomas Keamy, a young man
about 19 years of age, an apprentice lo A. W.
Scales, was seen to rush into u house on Jacksoti
street, amid the flame*, and rescues iouug child
playing with a rutile, unconscious of its'fate: while
the mother was looking on in the neatest agonv
expecting eveiy moment to see her child burnt te
dealh- a [N. O. Cour.
Severe Frost.?On Tuesday night, the frost
was so severe in this section, that fruit of every
description was either entirely cut off or materi?
ally injured. Apples, plums'and cherries arc all
killed. Fears arc entertained that injurv may
have btsen done to grass and grain.
[Jamestown ^Chautauque Co.) Jour. 24.
We observe thai the frosts on the beginning of the
present month, extended to Upper Canada andT^ouih
of ihe Lakes. The ptpers all speak well of the ap?
pearance of the crops. The iro.-ts returned here
the night before last: ice was formed, and this
morning there was a hard frost.
[Quebec Gazette of 22d.
The Sufferers by the New Orleans Fire.
?A Urge meeting of the citizens of the 2d .Munici?
pality ol New Orleans, at which Recorder Bald?
win presided, was held on the evening ot the 19th,
to take measures tor the relief of the sufferers bv the
recent disastrous fire in ihat city.
The Council oftlie First Municipality have al-o
ajsproptiaied $1,000 for their benefit. Ihe battalion
of artillery o: New Orleans nave ?lso transmitted to
Kecorder Baldwin $100 lor the same laudable ob
lect. $400 or $M0 had been received from other
sources.
From our Evening Edition nf jesi_rdar
The Tyler Convention.
From i quiet Correspondent.
baltimore. Mar 2s- 18R
I The Tyler Convention met yesterday- morning
at 11 o'clock, and after much confusion and huh.
bub a Mr. Editor Smith of Ohio nominated Mr.
Hold-over Shalcr of New-York Chairman for the
purpose of organization. After he had taken In*
seat an attempt was made by some tu cause cre?
dentials to be exhibited ; but as this would proba?
bly show the exact number of States represented
and Delegates present, it was frowned down, and
motions were submitted and voted upon by any
parson who chose to take a part in the proceedings.
Of all the Conventions I have ever seen this is
? the one longest to be remembered. The House
I of Representatives of the XXVIIIih Congress
' had and disorderly as it is, cannot compete with
the "Tyler Convention." Bedlam let loose, it
would shame it; even the Sixth Ward of the city
of New-York, where Mr. Shaler holds forth,
would be rendered shady in the presence of this
august body. Alter the gentlemen present had
satisfied themselves with boo tings and yeilinge, a
breathing ppcil occurred long enough to appoint
a committee to select officers. A.Mr. White of
Connecticut. I think, was made President. Be?
ing unexpectedly called upon, and probably not
prepared with an extemporaneous speech, he very
i cooly turned his hat over and read from it a few
; pages for the occasion.
Whether any assaults were actually committed
I in the room 1 cannot say, but I can say that I,
1 who you will agree, perhaps, have seen some few
! demonstrations of this sort, momently expected
j a general fight.
Really, there is life in the ghost of Tylcrism,
and I begin to entertain a sort of " malicious re
spect" for the great "cab party," for I d:d not
suppose that a galvanic battery, as big as the
Astor House, could be made to cause so much
: nervous agitation as was exhibited on this occa?
sion. Twelve or lourteen States were said to be
I represented there, and I am sure four times that
number of Custom Houses and Post Offices,
? furnished the worthy constituency of this ze?lous
assemblage. Tnc* business of the Convention
was pretded by a prayer from the Rev. .Mr.
i of Virginia, who was also a Deicgate, with the
; budge?a gilt button with a " lonest<ir'' upon it.
and, "Tyler and Texas"?ia a button hole:
I when he lud finished his prayer, still rct iining
j the floor anil making a political speech, heoffered
} resolutions bedaubing John Tyler with praise,
, and nominating him a candidate lb." rcelection.
This brought a volley of yells and hootings
! from those apparently to be first in that little
j in itter; and a gooc-ijaturcd Whig at my elbow,
with a broad _rin very wickedly suggested that
i probably the Rev. gentleman could not be indu?
ct d to accept a Chaplaincy in the Navy! No,
not he. Aimnig the elite of the " Cab Party"
present, I noticed Messrs. J. L. Graham, your
Postmaster, Siiai.er, Towi.e, Naval Officer, Ta
sisir.o, F. A. Gat. Hltto.n, E. S. Dekrv, Bar?
nabas Bates, and Herkick.
The first named gentleman seemed to be the
" inside organization," and quietly to direct all
the movements. Our stnnnchfriend J. M. Bolts
was at my side, and appeared to enjoy the scene
with great zest. The Locolbco convention suc?
ceeded in organizing at a late hour, as ynu have
probably learned, and when they adjourned for
the night they left unfinished the debate upon
the proposition which had been sprung upon them
by the southern members, to adopt the rules of
the convention of 1832 and 1 tr35 which require
a two third vote to nominate.
{ If this proposition should succeed, of course
I Van Buren is a 1 used up man ;' but my imprcs
j sion is that it cannot succeed. There were sev?
eral meetings last evening in Monument Square,
and much crimination and recrimination among
the ' Democrats.' .Several scenes occurred that
beggared description. Prom the North steps ol
Barnum's Hole! a crowd of Locos, Tyler men
and Whigs, were addressed at the same moment
by a Van Buren man, a Tyler man, and a Doi.
erat at large, in favor of anv body but Van Bu
I ren. Such shouts of laughter, such hissing.
, groaning, and hurraing 1 never before heard?it
j was the richest fun the Whigs of Baltimore ever
saw. _____ R. II. A.
Tyler National Convention.
This grand farce in two acts was ended on
Tuesday, and the curtain fell, shutting out forever
from mortal vision a scene of amusement that
will long be remembered by those who were so
excruciatingly fortunate as to have witnessed it.
Wc subjoin the closing proceedings.
[From Ihe Ilnl'.imore Patriot?Tuesday,]
This assemblage of " disinterested patriots"
assembled this morning in Calvert Hall, in pur?
suance of the adjournment of yesterday.
After a National air by the Band, the body was
called to order by the President, and the memiiers
were requested to be seated and to lake th< ir
hats nff.
The President asked further time to name the
Committee to draft an address to the people of the
United States, and stated that he would report
the names to the National Central Committee at
Washington?Request granted.
.Mr. S r. John, of New. York, then addressed
the Convention, and contemled that the Tvlcr
party did not consider themselves severed from
the great Democratic party, and that the object
for which they had assembled was not to distract,
but to secure the triumphant success of the prin?
ciples of the Democracy, and suggested that the
Convention should not nominate a candidate for
the Vice Presidency, but that the name of John
Tyler alone, as a candidate for President, should
be " sent down'' to the Loco-Foco National Con?
vention, and mude>tly intimated that if that body
would " adopt" Ty ler as a candidate for Presi?
dent, the Captain's friends wouid graciously per?
mit the regular " Democracy" to name the can
didate fur Vice President; and then the gentle?
man from New York, without offering any rcso
lution, took his seat.
No member rising to speak,
Mr. Smith, of Ohio, was called for from various
parts of the room : that gentleman took the stand
and made a " rlammg" " Tyler atid Texas*'
speech, introducing a number of very good anec?
dotes. The speech was received by the Conven
lion in a spirit corresponding with the " blood"
of the speaker.
The committee to nominale a candidate for
th" Vice Presidency, then appeared and report?
ed the following preamble and resolutions, which
was unanimously adopted :
II h err as. The Tyler Democratic National Convention have
nearest their hen.-t the success of the irreat principles of Dem c
racr, in the comes Presidential contest; therefore, to this end
be it
kcsvlvrd, I'hftt this comm ttee recommend the uppointmc.it
ni ii National Nominating Committee ol wveu persons by the
President of tlio Convention, ? hose duty it shall be to report a
candidate tor the V.ce Presidency thriiu**h the public papers,
as soon as practicable, and thai this lommitle i be ikvhaMed
born the further consideration of the subject
A resolution was men offered that the proceed?
ing of the Convention be published in all the
paptrs of the Union friendly to Tyler, and in
pamphlet form, and that the names of all the
mcmhers of the Convention be published in con?
nection witfi ihe proceedings. The resolution
was then unanimously adopted.
A Communication from the Tyler Central
Comm.ttec of Maryland was read, stating that
they had made application to the Baltimore and
Washington Railroad Company, and that that
Company would convey the members of the Ty?
ler National Convention to Washington and
back for Two dollars and fifty cents each, and
the Committee recommend that the members in
courttsu to the President, avail themselves of
this occasion to visit Washington. Adopted. |
A resolution was adopted directing the Sex- j
geants of Arms to pass among the members, I
to collect .'unds to dciray the necessary expenses
of the Convention.
Mr. A.^msteaij, of Virginia, offered the follow,
ing resolution, which was adopted :
j Resolved, That tbe friends of John TvLga be requested to
assemble in their re-pec?ve Slates on the 4th ot July, or as
soon thereafter as convenient, to frame Electoral Tiegels.
The following gentlemen were then severally
called for, and addressed ihe Convention in noxsy
speeches on the peculiar principles and objects of
the Tvlcr party : Mr. Og'den, of New-York ; Mr.
Cropper, of Virginia j Mr. Thomas, of Missouri;
Mr. E.n.ms. of Knode Island.
After a few closing remarks from the Presi?
dent and nine cheers for' Tyler and Texas,' the
Convention adjourned sine die. So endeth the
?farce.'
Internal Improvement Polier and Fi?
nances of the Stale of New-York.
[Concluded.]
It having been shown that the Mill Tax was
unnecessary, unjust and impolitic, it would seem
to follow that i*. uught to be immediately repeal?
ed. And yet the law of 1842 is so studiously
framed, and the action of the Commission
1 crs of the Canal Fund so suited to its
purpose that the present absolute repeal o!
the tax law tnav be objectionable. Loans
have been made under that law, and under its
pledges, to the amount of some three millions ol
1 dollars. Tne avails of the tix are pledged by th<
terms of the law itself, and the Commissioners
of the Canal Fund, under the permissive clause
of the Tth Section, M may," have incorporated
' into the scrip itself issued for this loan, this
' pledge of the taxes. No money lender desirec
or had the assurance to ask it?no public credit?
or required it, but the pledge was given for the
sole purpose of so far perp'tuating the tax. The
object was to make the system of internal im?
provement? unpopular with tic prople. the tax
' payers of the State. It was for party purposes.
I and to secure its authors in political p <wcr. Ha v.
in? falsely charged the whole debt upon the
j whigs?having magnified it into a " forty million
debt." thev had only to add the farther false as
svcration, that the tax was made necessary by
Whig extravagance. It was, therefore, (as they
I represented,; not only a Whig debt, but it was a
Whig tax, and however unju.t, or unnecessary
or oppressive the measure might be, their purpo.
ses were answered in the possess:- n of political
power.
Tue congregated wisdom of the Legislature o;
1~4_ dared not trust me feeble and fickle legis'a
lion that might follow them. Was it not enough
to pledge the faith ane credit of the State of New.
York, or did some Wall street Broker require, and
! did the Commissioners of the Canal Fund there.
tore submit to _ivc a personal mortgage ? to have
j it " nominated in the bond," that a particular, a
i specific fund,should be set apart, and ??sacredly
'< devoted" to the payment of this loan 1 And after
j and beyond all this, the State was required to
i p?y a higher rate of interest than they had paid
for more than a qu trter of a century !
But its purposes arc temporarily, at least, ac?
complished. The tax law cannot properly be re?
pealed until these particular loans are paid off.?
Fortunately they have not long to run, send
although the holders of the stock would Hot value
its specific pledges a rush, and would never take
the trouble to enquire out of what particular
??pigeonhole"' their stocks were paid, yet we
sfiould avoid all appearance of violating the faith
of any pledge of the State.
The signs of the times admonish us to be scru?
pulously exact and punctilious upon this subject,
and tue minority of this Committee docs not in?
tend to subject himself to the mortification ol
having the Secretary of State or either of the
Commissioners of the Canal Fund "rebuking
sin" in his person, as the seeming advocate, in
any possible form, of the odious doairiuc of repu?
diation.
But let no more money be borrowed, or scrip
issued, unilcrany such specific pledge ; and when
these specific loans arc paid off, let the Canal Re.
venue restore to the General Fund the whole
I amount of the tax, so far, at least, as it shall have
been received and applied to Canal purposes, with
' interest at six per cent, to be restored to the sevc
r.il counties and town for towns and county pur
poses, in proportion as they shall have contribni
cd to the fund.
In conclusion the following propositions are
submitted:
1. That ihe public debt which ha? given occasion
to so inucl: clamor, and which has been nnjiisil,
characterized as a Wide debt, was contracted fui
public works and to lulfil existing contracts, au?
thorized by laws passed by their political opponents
: efore the Whig party came into power.
2. That our Canal ami internal improvement poli?
cy, having now been submitted to tiic test of an ac?
tual experience of twenty-six years, commends itself
to us by the indisputable facts which figures demon?
strate to be true, mat after paying the interest upon
the cost ot construction and all expenses of repairs
and superintendence, our Canals have yielded a nett
revenue of eight and a half millions of dollars!
hat die (.'anal revenues are,end will lie, (imp?
ly sufficient without the aid of the lux to pay oft" t!i>
emire debt of the Stute, long bet?re the la*: of our
stocks full due.
-). That the imposition ofa general tax to pay off the
Canal Ui-bt is unnecessary, unjust,and impolitic :
Unnecessary, Because Hie Canal Kevenue do--?
not need its aid.
Unjust, Because it compels all to contribute with
our repaid to the benefits received.
Impolitic, Because it is the most expensive mode
of collecting revenue?costing, independent of the
value of the money in the hands of the tax payers, 7
percent for the mere expense of collection, and be?
cause, if the debl were paid from the tolls, twn
thirds of the entire amount would be pnid by the
citizens of other States?rivals in the market* with
the tax payers,?receiving more thau a full equiva?
lent in the facilities and reduced expenses ofa cheap
and safe avenue to market, and who, if, and tvhen
? ver the debt is paid off by a tax, would traverse toll
free, the Canals constructed at the expense of our
own citizens.
5. That to much of the act oi 1343, chap. 184, as
authorizes the tolls upon coal, salt, and gypsum,
transported upon our canals to tide-water, at Albany
and West-Troy, to be paid out of the General Fund,
ought to he repealed, and the moneys ihat have been
thus paid ought to be refunded by the Canal Fund,
wiih interest.
b. That however impolitic it may originally have
besn to pass law.? authorizing the Erie Canal En?
largement, the Black River and (Jenesee Valley Cu
n ils, set Iniving passet them, nud entered upon the
work, and after expending upon their construction
n-.ore limn rjl?,O0fl.(r0?. good fnih ami sound poiics
alike require that rhej sttould be completed, as sooii
as the m cessary funds can be obtained, upon loans
j or otherwise,at a reasonable rate of inteiest.
7. That so much of the ?top law of 18-J? as au?
thorizes the borrowine of money by the Comptroller
or Commissioners ot 'he Canal Eund, upon the
pledge of the avails of the tax, or of any specific
fuud, or to invest any e,_h pledge in the scrip to be
issued, und so much as -irccts the entire suspension
ot the woiks in progrc*-. ought io be immediately
repealed.
8. That so much of Lie same law as authorizes
the imposition ofa miMtax ought to be repealed, us
sooa as the loans alreacy made upon the faith of that
law, shall have been ptdotf. And (he whole amount
of the lax which shall lave been levied and collect?
ed, so far as the same slall have been applied to Ca?
nal purposes, ought thm to be restored to the Ge?
neral Fund by the CurnlFund. with interest ar/six
percent, for the betientof ihe several counties ano j
to* us, ior town and cuinty purpose?, in proportion j
as they shall have conrib'uted to the fund.
StJJ Tax.
Table (prepared fcrthe Tribune) showing the
amount of Mill Tax, with interest, from 1542 to
l r?50,to be paid by several of the Counties of this
Statc:
... A?t. if Tax and Int. Reps, m Assembly.
New-York.$2,301^70 13
Richmond. 12,374 1
Kings. -2115.030 -
Queens. 109.095 1
Suffolk. 55,020 2
Wrstchsster.... 95.289 2
Rock "land. 22.-J-J7 1
Putnam. 26\572 1
Dutches*. 190.557 3
Orange. 115,iy?2 3
Ulster. 51.337 2
Sullivan. 16,631 1
Greene. 2V.765 2
Delaware.. 32,4<)3 2
Columbia. 87.241 3
Total. 1,444.37* 39
Total to b? paid bv
all other Counties*: 554,253 89
Amt. of ta:: and int.; 'J93.o36 "128
This statement shows that the City of New.
York pays orer one.third of the whole Tax;
while about one-third of the remaining amount
paid by the whole itate is levied on the Counties
situated cn Long Isand, Staten Island, the North
Rive.-, or adjacent tc the latter?Counties whose
.irrricijltur.il interests arc considered, by many,
its injuriously affected by the very internal improve
i:i"n'.s which they arc unnecessarily and unjustly
iaied to sustain.
The table also shows the r?rcut disproportion
between Taxaiion and Representation as eppor
ti'T.ciI *:tionz the ?V;vc Counties.
Metho.ll-it Cicnrrnl Conference.
Reported f-r Tt.e Tribune.
TWENTY-FITTH L? VY.?WrariwaaT. May 29.
Bishop Morris in the CfieJr. The Conference
I was opened wilb iiev oimnal exercises as usual. .
.Mr. Kam.si t, of Mai ?, moved a suspension ?-:
the order of tbc dar, for the pcrp-se of ureseatrnea readta
rion deelar.ng that, whenever to the Judgmentot s member
uirsubjecthasbeen some ently tecass8d.:itshsdltew order
tor loir t.. move Cast too iuoUon be immediately put; Utal .on
motion shall !a? decided without debit*, an.! if adopted by a
nisi >my the option shall be taken brst on Ose ttilr-Utut*, n
ihere be one, secondly on the am* .dtwr.ts. ami Lnaity on tne
main proposrtiuo. Tais motion o^-i moefa exHteraerrtand
no littiedebate, the Southern roexsers protesting against .he
pa?'?a*c." of a resoltrtioo nsine the major ty the power to cl>e?
debate on the .mr?rtant QnesUon l*'lore Use Conb-rrnce.
After considerable ha usstoo, some one moved that the mo
tM.-i he upon trie table. I>wt.
>lr. V\ ISJLNi .-aid U brethren expected to Save
time by th:* course, they would find themselves mistaken. Me
would, U" necessary, di-cu? this nutinn two days bet?re he
wou!d permit :: to be earned. There were men here who bad
served, tae Chun h from ~i lo?reats, who .:e-ir?d to ?peak on
the case id the Bishop, and would the majority prevent tliom
'Hie South was lea a precipice, and the would resist to the I i-t.
Dr. .Smith, ol Va. ruid he believed he was sound
in hotly -.n.i nun I. aao be arc wed h.s intention ti> keep the
floor unt'.l tue rsdsol the pn-e. t njotuso were willing to
weitdrn* iU He thought he could ?rertk three dar?, if they
da! not come to terms njotser.
Dr. I't huiN inquired of the Chair ii the fifteen
minute rale was not to force upon the present motion.
Trie chair replied iu :ne affirmative.
I>r. I>t rbi:??Then brother Smith trill not be able
tokeeothefloorcitrite as long as be has told u. he would do,
I fa it will be under the necessity wt" giving some of the rest of u>
a share in the debate. .
l?r. Smith moucht the decision ol the Chair
wfonc. hut tie would not appeal. When he had made some
further remarks, ot' a soosewaat excjunc chararter.
.Mr.si.ii i.il Mi?: If .-Sioiiid be tv.iling to pa.---; n
resolution putting it in the power of twa tl irds ot the Confer,
ence to rio-e id t.te. but :n tlie present nrcunista.iccs he .nould
he opposed togivhlg that power to a lure rnajority.
.Mr. Kim-ui. said he would accept the amend?
ment suggested by Mr. r-hcer. if the Conference w ould allow
toe introduction fftne resolunon.
Tue onler ut me day was then suspended, w hen
.Mr. Ka.m ai l presented his resolunon amended
as pmpoted by Mr. Slicer.
lir. Ua.mo immediately moved to strike nut "two
thirds** and insert **a rosjority." but lubsequectly withdrew
tlie in- tion. and the resolution was adopted.
The Conference men took up the resolution which
was under discussion a. the ume bf adjoarnntenl yesterday,
giving leave tu liisflop SoCLg and Ins colleagues to address
me Conference in the ease ol Bishop Andrew, it they saw tit.
when nr. Ihinwody. win. was entitled to the Door, had con.
eluded lm remarxt. I n., re.lion was ofktred alter a remark
hum Bishop Sou i that be desired an opportunity!*! speak upon
the Question: .
Alter some discussion the resolunon was mid
upun the table, on tfseaiwna. as was aaderstood, that it
a as e tirely unnecessary. The voie having ir-en declared,
UishupSocLK s^id he should cotuider u as an indi?
cation of thew .ii of the General Conference that be should
not si-e.ak upon the question, lie received the decision re
specualiy, and ihouid cheerfully withr.old Hie remarks be had
intended to otter.
?several m< mbers who hm! voted :o lay the resoli;
tions upon the table, decla-ed that they had done so, not to
prevent the Bishops from speaking, but lor the reason that
'ney dnl nut with, by implication, to decide that toey had not
a ruht to speak whenever they chose to do so. After some
further discussion, the vote bi which the resolution was hue.
on the table was reconsidered, mid teen the resolution was
passed by a a unanimous vote.
* CASE OF BISHOP ANDREW.
Mr. I Ids wont of Ss.C. then tu-jk the Boor ami pro
ocded to g'\- i ens ot the .;iie?tion pending in the case of
llisiiop Andrew. Alter some prelinuu try reinniks. personal to
himself*, be iin?-*e.|'.; to -n> thai he w is ...?.??: t p tue re~du
lion before the Conference on three principal groundt: I. lie
atise it was unscnptairnlri Becni.se it ? .:. contrary to the
l)is,-iplinc ; 3. Ilecaiue it would be niiv bievotts in its dlects.
The design ot-he rcsoiution was to cot otr Bishop Andrew
from th- Kpucouacy, and the reason alleged was thai he it un>
acceptable. W hy uiiac-ejitable ! Ue?-iius?! he was connected
with Slavery. And why did that render him unacceptable ??
Because, in the catenation uf those on the other side. Slavery
was a moral evil. In the nature ol the ease, therefore, be
must speak of Slavery, lor we whole rjuestsoo turned upon
that point.
First oi all he would my tn it the South ?i> misunderstood
on t!question. She was not and never hud been pro-Slavery.
There were three parties on iheauesttoa ia the country: first,
tlie Radical Abolitionists, who believed Slavery a sin in al.
circumstances, ? ml who were for uprooting it even if in su do
nig the I 'lurch should lieilestro>e<!. 'fi.en tliere were the Con
--rvat.ves, who professed to be opposed to Ine AbohU*Klist*,
.ud to stand on middle ground. I hcte believeil ihat "slavery
wos not a sin u ider all circunstanees .buiuu evil to be cursed
by the gradual operation oftbe Cospei. This was pre-:isrly the
gmund of the South How then did it happen tlmt they and
the so-called Conservatives were led to dillereut conclusions 1
The answer would appear m the course ofbts remark..
It might perhaps astoni h some persons when he il*clare,l
that nr believed Slavery to be a moral evil. I he word of Cod
made it so. In proof of ihm be referred tu the case of Joseph
and to the bondage of Use Israelites in Egypt. The African
Slave trade waxs a moral evil. He thought it a mystery thai
New-England, mi deepiy involved in the guilt and the giiuis ol
that trade, .1? aid now turn out such te-ry Abolitionists. He
suspected, however, Hint their gent originated m a deep (xihti
cal scheme. The internal Slav., trade was also a moral evd.
involving as it did the separation of families. The South dm
not plead for Shivery in ill circumstances, but ibe did insist
?hut .t wa> not in all en-.-, a moral evil. She took her ground
upon tne rscruii lies. m.. i.>, own t>mM?u ?.?.?..
mat Slavery wn. recognized in the moral law, in the fourth
a-nl tenth come andments, where man.senrants nml maid-ter
vanls are alluded to. In the latter ca^r they were enumerated
with lheo\ and the ass, tlei. shewing tlintihej- were property
Abiaham was a Staveliokler, und took his slaves w ith him
into the Church, tjne ol-thetn ii.arar became bis secondary
wile; outshcsvasstillaSUveiOnd when .he run away, the
Lord sent aa angel tu bid her gu back and *ubm;t to the mi.
honty ot he-1 ei-ter. I-tic ".n I .It-' !i ??? er- dso SlavhoM.
art, and they had gone wlib the.r falliei Abraham to heaven.
It was ths3telore ck nr ia.it a Siai eboldet could go to heaven.?
Cnes of "Bless the Lord for that. "1 Slavery also existed
under the authority of Cod among the j-..., who were |ier
nutted to hold t_'?- heathen in Isataiage forever.
The New-Tettanient sbo recosrruzed Slavery. Paul said,
" l>-t every soul be subject to the higher powers," and that
whoever resisted the power should receive damnation. The
governments of the South prohibited emancipation, and the
Abohtionistt exhorted u> rebellion^ thus leutng Utemselves
abovethe Bible. Philemon was a Slaveholder, and Paul sent
back to bim < i icsumi?, his runaway slave. Slavery, like we I.
lock, wit. tin:- recognized as a rignrful institution.
Mr. D. then proceeded to show that the resolution was con?
trary to the Ihscipline. Bishop Andrew ha i violated no rule.
He was not even u slaveholder, and this point .Mr. 11, endea?
vored to t.taiil sh by a review of the fact- in the ???.*. lie 'the
Bishop bail been censured lor his choice of a wale. but. said
.Mr. D. we common sense men of th- Sol th allow even the
Ifrtcan slave lo act a. he (.lea-es in such matters. Would tlie
Conference tne a Bishop less Ireedom ui choosing a wile than
the Swulb gave to tne negroes ?
It had been said that the Bishop wai merely nn olficer. nml
ha ring rendered himse f unacceptable msnawplsccs.beshould
be suspended. To -how the falhtsy of in s, he called attention
to the ordination vows of a Bishop, and -a d if he was merely
naofficer the Ordination ?ervice dionM he blotted from the
hook. No independent man would take the ofSce under such
a view of it. re iriou to tae I Ihurch. t or himself, if he were
?luahfuvi |1>r i'. fM would disdain to receive it on such term-.
Mr. lb next considered the consequences which would follow
action in the case. It had been said lhat the North was on a
volcano, but, he would a.k. did .tie not create that volcano I
And now- that they were caught in their own untre, would
they make the S.uth a icape-goal t?r their transgressions *
Supp.'scnn Abolition KUbop wreteelected. Would he he ac?
ceptable to tie South? No. lbs hie would be in danger
there. Suppose a Conservative -lioiild be eleete,!. If
he should go to the South, would it not be said. * There's a
man who voted to sacrifice Bishop Andrew'! He would not
I?; surprised if the Contarences refused to receive him. It
w ould he impossible to calculate Use effect* at the South it
Bishop Andrew were rospetided. Great egeitement prevailed
in Souili I'i.'ohr.a already: He had received a k-irer from his
Pres dug Elder giving an account of the -t?te of feeling there.
It was to I-? appreisemled that the South would ri-e up und say
to the roiaislctx, ** You shall act remain in an Anti-Shivery
Church, or if you do. you shall not preach to the slaves.'1 He
believed that it was the settled purpose of llie North that no
Slaveholder should ever fill the Bpksenpal office, and this was
tantamount to faying to the South, "Stand aside, we are holier
than you." W ould tlie South -rand this ? Nn, There could
be no harmony, no real union, if this itep were persist*.! ia,
ami our /.nan 'toiild hn.e to put on ner mourning attire. The
Annual I lonierertces would he thrown on their reserved ngnU.
The Baltimore Conference had already disregarded the author?
ity oftbe General Conference, and ttw Sioih would follow her
example. Take (his step, said Mr. D. und we'Ii nullify. You
have not the temporal sw\.r.i to sustain you, and we 'II set you
at ilefian. I?you w ill find the grave of your power.
He did not feei aftogetherdisciHuagtM. He hoped there w as
religion enough lo prevent the passage oftbe resolution.?
Perhaps the result i f the w hole nintrer would be the purilica
tion ot tiie Church. The l>-rd could disappoint U;e designs of
trie ' raity. and save us out of all our troubles.
Bishop ?S?lm, occupied the lerr.iiinder of the
m ornirtg sessiiKi, but we are compelled to omit our report of
eis remarks till to-morrow. He took ?tronc ground uguiust
the suipen-ion of Bishop Andrew, and recommended, as a
cotnpromise. that thequertioo ba subm tuH to the coasidera
tiori of the Annual Coalerenccs, Bod finally to the nest Cene
ral Conswenee.
The after.mon session was occupied mainly l>v
Pr. DtraeUt. wiio inailea.peechof great power and thrilling
eloquence, for which we hope to find room to-marrow. fie
maintain.. 1 that the Conference had full power to act in ibe
premtses.hu' was willing to submit the ^uestioa to the next
Ceoera. Coalerence. provided the South would agree to abide
its decision.
O* A bu3dtng occupied as a slaughter-house,
belonging to Daniel Berry, it; N. Denver.-. Masn.
was consumed by tiro, to^cihcr with a barn._
Lo?? alxiut 34,500?iiuurtil foe .53,0"o.
Hzaltb i5oLo5C Lite.?There is not urn thine
more conducive to health or lhat will prulouz life
more than Bathing. If our ci:i-/fi;s only kr.cw the
ineftiinabic vulu<: of it they would bathe from one lo
three limes ct week: tnenthey would not be troubled
with Rheumatic utlVxiiuns, Dyspepsia, Goat, or
Headache; tnateud ul" baiiliiT dull mid dro>v-iy thev
would be animated and cheerful, aud after a long
day of boJily fa'.igue or menial exercise it is a re
restorer that is not to Le found elsewhere. The
Knickerbocker Baths, 101 Bowery, i? an esiabliah
ment that deserves, and we are pleaded io say is re?
ceding, mat parrona^e it so justly merits. It is no
small undertaking to fit tip an establishment in a
su la- like the ahote, and they charge only une shil?
ling u tiath every day except satsriiav s and "iun
day^, and on those day- onlycighteen pence, or hall
of the charge of any other establisbmcni in the city.
We gay to those iliit have not be^n, z<> and irv
them : it w ould be uselesi* fur us io ?ay any thin? to
lho.?e lhat huvir !>ee;i, for we could not induce them
to stay away.
Snbscriptloits for the Clay Tribune.
Tuesday, .Va-j 28.
(Rsego. N.Y.30 Columbus, fla. 4
Grand Me. V:.J Buffalo. N. Y. '.'
South Branch. N. Y.U Som^fftiOe, N. J.6t>
Nor.h W'aldoboro', Me.15 Still water, N. J. 5
Washiagtun. Ky. 4 t'o-hen. N. Y.!f
Accord, N *t.3U Single sub. at sundry places. 13
Ifc&usiciv. Mats 2?.
Three .M.le Bav. N. Y..- nth .New Berlin. N. Y.?. ?
Newfieid. N. Y.2 South Hartmrd, N. Y.2
Westtv.ro. Misi. I tsteryille, N. V.?
Kos*.N. Y.SlHempstrstd Harbor* N. Y... 5
Lu Porte, lad.A Boston. .Ma--s.J
Wells. Vt. ?if'.on-sdile. Pa.JO
Ksene. N. H.3>ICrcton, N.Y. 3
Liberty vile. N. J. .ilSuicie subsciibers nt sumlrj
MaliavtUe, N.Y. V places. U
African 91. E. Church.
K^redf.-r The Tribune. ?^,344.
The New-York Four-Year Conference ol ihe Af?
rican .VMhud;-' Episcopal Church in Amertt i. now
in session according In appointment ol 1843, in
Zioo Church, corner of Church ami Leonard-atr. els.
The session was opened by singing and prayer,
?1 owed h\ some remarks from the Superintendent
o icfring ino expiration of the time for which be bail
cen elected to serve in his oflice. there were
many remarks made by the members present, out ol
winch grew thr following resolution:
Jtearfred. Thai there !><? aCrwinaiUae .-?' rive appointed to
?mY," ate ciad.date. for theo? e u: smpermtendei.t.
7"be meeting then adjourned :o Monday, 9 o t lock
* " Mo.ndsY MofJfUO. y.yy X.
The Conference mer, Rev. C. Rj sm in the Chair.
The session opened bv singing ami prayer.
t >n motion of W*. H. Bishop that riieConference
proceed immediately ta the appointment oi th< Cbm
inittec on Nomination of candidates for the i foce ol
Superintendent, ? na h motion prevailed, the imlow
n persons composed the Committee: ?Vui. H
Bishop, James Simmons, Edward Johnson, Samuel
Grav, William Jones.
The rule* of the last Conference were adopted as
the regulations of the present session.
It was then, on motion, resolved that the Commit?
tee on Nomination report?which was as follows :
Kev. C. Rosa and W m. U. Bishop for Superintend?
ent. . ,
After makinr some tvr.her arrangements tneeiec
tion wa* entered int.-. ?hieb resulted in the election
of Kev. C. Rush; . , _ . , ,
Tiie Ju.l-es tii^n conducted the ?upcrin.eiweni
to the Chair. Adjourned.
Tossoal MoRjnxo, May 21.
The Conference met. Her. C. Rcsh in the chair.
The session was opened by singing aiidjiraver. On
motion an amendment was made to ihe . ii; Rule. A
motion was made bv D. Stevens, seconded by L.Col?
lins ol ill- Petin. Delegation to rescind the dungs
,f yesterday on election of a Superintendent, which
.jre'w out some discussion for and against the mo?
tion, bv which the motion lo rest md was lost. .Meet
ing confirmed the previous doings on election ; bo* -
ever the members of the Pennsylvania Delegauon
maintained an.! exercised their elective franchise.? !
Adjourned. vVemttsnav Morning. Hay ?
Conference met according to adjournment.?
llev. Christopher Rush in tne chair. At'-er sing?
ing and prayers the members' characters were ex
amined, after which lac house proceeded to b lit
ness. The :irst thing that came under nonce was
the necessity of entering into the election oi a Se?
cond Superintendent, fhere were several rem irks
advanced bv some of the members, after which the
subject was'laid upon Hie table lor further coi sidera
tion. It wus observed by one of the members th.it
it was essential 10 appoint two Reporters lo u.jtice ?
and repott the proceedings of the Conference. 1 he
Rev. J. P. rhompson and Joseph J. Clinton
were unanimously elected as Reporters. Atter
which the Conference took a recess oi riiteen mm- j
utes. after which the members returned and the ex?
amination of characters was continued tor several
hours. On motion resolved that the (inference ad :
joiirn to meet on Thursday morning.
Thi ssd?v Morning. May ii.
The Conference met, opened by the usual exerci?
ses?Rev. C. Rusn in tli ? ' hair. The examination
of character ens continued in the case of J. Du*
ov, touching certain reports thai he had withdrawn
from the Conference und united with the True Wcs
leyan connection, ail of which was m-tde plain by
himself in explaining the matter. He stated thai
his onlv intention was to attend ihe Convention ol
that body, but not with the intention of uniting with
that connection. Neither did he wish any of thai ;
body to think bun such. The Conference then t"-.rv
a recess of thirty minutes.
aiTERVM'N.
The Conference resumed me unfinished business
of the morning session, the further examination ol |
ihe character of its members, 'here appealing some |
difficulty in the case of B. Sivs. Alter a minute
investigation, the difficulties were obviated. There !
was an inquiry made by David Stevens in refer
ence to the election of a second Superiniendenr, to
me Superintendent senior, who answered that it
should be considered on io-morru\v. The Confer- '<
ence then adjourned.
Friday Morning Session, .May 24. ;
The Conference met-Rev. C. Ri?h in the chair.
After the opening exercises the roli was called, and j
the members answering to their names, it was found ?
that the Conference contained some 49 or 60 iiiein
.Vrs. The first ihing that came under notice was
ihe announcement of the Baltimore Delegation,
Kev. J vi ob M. Mooke and Joir - Joh.vsu ?>. The,
were introduced to the Conference, and took their !
seats.
There was a motion offered to ihe Conference in j
irfct?-in.c to ttic Conlorcttoo pitting ? Ith ?.(??u .l...-r
except when business requires them closed, which I
motion prevailed; after which several very momen?
tous letters were read appertaining t" llie interests ol
the Church on Conversion. A resolution was ol
leretl in referent e to a letter received from Boston by
Brother Bennien, thai the matter contained in the
letter be taken up. The Conference then adjourned
to take it recess of II minutes, after which, the mem?
bers returned and proceeded lo business. A bill j
wus presented by Brother Beamen for the sum ol
$32 14. Alter some deliberation the lull was re?
it ,%i d and paid The Conference adjourned to meet
on Saturday morning nt 9 o'clock.
SaTirgDAT, .May 25.
Rev. C. Rusn in the Chair. Alter the op'ti
mit exercises trie mil was callt d, and the members
answering lo their names, the house proceeded 10
business. There was .i resolution offered in refer
??nee tu candid ites being admitted on tri tl?That a
committee of live he appointed to examine the can?
didates to l>e ndmitted on probation. Atter which
there were resol itiona offered ih.it brother Joseph
Hicks, brother Noah Brooks and brother Logan oe
admitted info full conversion, sod we.e also eligible
to Deacon's orders. There was an important motion
before the I rouse in reference to ihe subject ol the
new Discipline, to be brought before the house to con?
sider its legality or illegality. The bonse then ad?
journed to meet on .Monday morning at 9 o'clock.
Monday, morning. May 37.
The Conference was opened with prayer. The
Rev. C. Rush in the Chair. The -abject of till
new Discipline was brought up,and the House pro?
ceeded to consider its legality. The superintend?
ents addressed the Conference in a v.-ry feeling and
Christian manner, on the expediency of the Confer?
ence to deliberate in peace and harmony. The reso?
lution in reference to considering the legality or ille?
gality of the new Discipline, was withdrawn by the
mover, and the following one was substituted in its
place: "That the Conference take up the subject
i/' revising the old Discipline,according to the Con- I
stitution." There was a resolution offered that ihe i
Delegates from Baltimore present their documents i
to the Conference. The Committee appointed to
examine the qualifications of the candidates to he
admitted on probation, reported to the House their
decision. The House received the report of the
Committee; the Conference then adjourned to take
a recess of 10 minutes. After which, the House
pros eeded to notice the documents of the Baltimore
Delegates. A resolution was offered thai ihe docu?
ments be accepted. Another resolution whs offered
in reference to the documents of the Baltimore
Delegates, that a Committee of sewn be appointed
to investigate them relative to forming a union wiih
the Baltimore Charch, through their delegation,
the re was .some dissatisfaction among the members
concerning the revision of the Discipline, therefore
a resolution was offered that a Committee of seven
be appointed to report a proper course to be pur?
sued. The Conference adjourned.
.?, _ . TcceDAT Morning Seniors.
1 he Conference wus opened by suigiug- und
prayer, Rev. C. Rosil in the Chair."
The candidates recommended by the Committee
were called and examined according to the form ot
the Disc ipline. One only of the number was ad?
mitted.
A resolution wus offered that a Committee of
Three be appointed to examine the candidates for
holy ordere according to the following Rule: 1st,
that they shall have a consistent knowledge of ihe
English language; 3d, teat they possess a consist?
ent knowledge of the Doctrines of our Church as
contained in the Discipline, and of the Scriptures
generally : Jd, that they point out, to the satisfac?
tion of the Conference, the difference between Ar
minianism, Cai viuisin and Untversalism.
I lie Conference then took a recess of an hour?af?
ter widen recess, a resolution was offered thai the
candidates for eiders' orders be reierrcd to the same
Committee tor examination.
The Conference then adjourned lo Wednesday
morning, 9 o'clock. A. M.
Roots am, Shoes.?Wilson and Johnson. 142
Chatham street, have a very splendid assortment of
City and Country-made Gentlemen's and Ladies'
Hoots and Siioes, which they sell at wholesale or
reiail at prices which cannot fail to suit all kinds of
customers. Wc take pleasure in recommendiu"
this establishment to citizens and atraugers.
rrrs.gnor Bgsjgpjo would inform bit rriemh -n<! the t?nb
be ingener^that ,.?ncm wlll t,k^ pbcoatlhaApollo
Rooms on 1 uexl-y next, the Jrj, of Jane. inyuubl
JHI&n^ There', jmt 0ne man in New-York who
?u< ceu iilly cater, lor the public m the line of Dovejtiea-lbat
mu u the Manager ol the Amencaa Muvum. who sives two
n!SS^^S^Sm "V.1??'- at s^ a'"1 8 P- -M- *t which uie
ur^nea..,,.Nelln, (.real Western. Cento und others will ai?
I ?- rT"1? n" ?** !? foU-trown Giant ami Giantev.. ami a
live v\ itcli Who presides over destiny. Run. U..ys rinil eiris
m^ri mirt ma>siens?run un.l see ami hear ! We learn that a
new wonder Irom China is hntchm? ami will be out m a .is'v ,,r
.up3,, A towarv Wj who raited ihe Eccaleobi m Exhibition
t^ ?ber dar. oroserved, on tattnng. that the coald not nod
???.es tveviireskher ?aljsfactioii. .r to explain tlie ngreeable
.tne.-tionf which hid la.en pi^sessioii of |lcr ,D.nd, wlule wiu
E22Kk?* wonder,ul P.r'*?? of artiricial incubation, and
.l iped the nrcgtrietor would rje liberally remunerated for Ins la.
Uor. 1 heogh simple, it was the climai of science. A lemaia
u in atteudaace. 'Sit bruadway.
By This Morning's -Mnil.
2 o'cio?k.P. JL?Wt are ja? m from Trenton <* ta* p.
oVlpbwMail Tram, whirr, ha* born (Jelajed r^tbu
det'eetiv* crfaniTti^raf f,>r it* {WMinr tn? irrrrj?^ r? *'
Tn:n? loedc.1 with tK>b-c-.r?* to the W>. - Av* Coc^T1
of New Jrrvrjr- IV? en oob ab!e tooVlny U? P.-?% , j^,""5
meat* tur t'? itr;-:jr??irit n?w fmm iUKiraora. *?
?Von i. n irseu-np 91am I <
It was virtually settled when the Tr&j ^
Baltimore at 9 o'clock yesterday morning
Van Uifn is defeated, and it w.is hiffUy^^.
that Cei Lewis Cass woulj be nominated
an early b ilht yesterdty. Some rotes tiut y
been cust for Buchanan were to be thrown
at once. Some, however, held out, and Wk^y
u compromise candidate?Pout of Tn-?^
for instance. Sins Wright would hare be?.'
uken by the Anti-Vans cheerfully, if j,c nBi!
have just said Immediate Annexation, br,* ?>
would not?the more ltonor to him ! He si^ l.
approved of the sentiments of Van Buren1! w
and would abide by them.
J f There w.ts a report on the Cars lutm^
that a Private Express came alone;, with the ?fTj
of C.vse's nomination at Baltimore yeuetdn
(Ie is said to have been run through by fj^
Trains from Baltimore to Bordentown, abet ht
headed the .Mail Train which Cime up the DeU.
ware by boat from Philadelphia. However tjkk
may be, wc think Cass is nominated.
From our Special I "t.-ejiionilerit.
UiLTI-mri. Tui?Jtj,sp jj
All sorts ofcaucussing and schemes hare bet
going on this evening. The Buren men in
savage against Ca?s and hts friends, md kt
they will go fur him any how. It :s thoughttiaj
New.York, Ohio, Pcnnsylvanra. ?ic. miTcca.
centrale on Buchanan. I: is also said tint Cm
wUl be nominated on the id ballot tatEcrror
morning?that Louisiana, Indiana, Ilhnots,North
Camlinar Kentucky, and even Pennsylvania n?
go for Cass.
It is impossible to say ; as the thing will wee
be over, it is idle to conjecture.
I hope never to be condemned to attend such
a disgraceful scene again.
The Arousing of Nrvv-.Tel scy-Ttn Thou
sand Whigs in Councils
Yesterday witnessed the as?crnblagc at Tren.
ton of the largest Convention ever held within
the limits of New-Jerscy. The lowest estimate
wc heart! of the number of strangers present wss
Flight Thousand, while several gentlemen who
have attended many Mass Meeting throughout
the Country assu'ed us thai the number was cer.
tainly not below Fijteen Thousand. Our own
conviction is thai there could not have been less
th in I'm Thousand Wb gs from other partsuf tnt
State in Trenton. Laset County, on the Eut
line of the Sute. had Seventeen Hundred in pro.
cession; little Hudson ^extreme East lud near
three hundred; while Salcrna, polling twelve
hundred Whig votes and located away dovnon
the West border, had nearly Jit ? hundred in the
pr tension, and look the Prize Banner offered
by the Whigs of Trenton to the County which
should send the largest proportional lk'.t.
gat ion. The various Eitra Trains from tie
East come in about half past 1 o'clock
loaded down with Thirty-fire Hundred l\e.
gati >. A large number of the opposite parti
were on the ground, as well as some six or eight
Hundred Wing ladies, who crowded the winduvi
of the State House, to the Grand Stand, and brl
!i tntly diversified the dark misses of hui.
handed Farmers and Artisans who crowded the
I tree urea in front ami on both sidcn of it
The delegation* formed on the plain NVi
E-.st of the Railroad Depot, and those of the
Western and Central Counties wore general)
marshaled when the Eastern Trains were in.
At half past two the vast procession buk
up its ru t; eh through the heart of Tren.
t"ti enthutiastically greeted by the lovely
thousands who festooned the windows of
.ilmor-t every dwelling, to the State House Yard,
where ihe Convention was organized by the
choice of Gov. Wm. Penmngton as President
and a full complement of Vice Presidents andSe
crctarica. Committees were appointed to drill
resolutions, &c. and the Delegates from the several
Congressional Districts resolved to inert atrecets
each apart and nominate its District Elector and
members of a Committee to nominate two Sena
tori.il Electors. Gov. Pcnnington made a kief,
animating speech in taking the Chair, und wai
cordially greeted. After recess, the Committee
and several Delegations referred the following
nlimes respectively, which were adopted and de
dared to form the Whig Electoral Ticket of
New-Jersey, viz :
Sona-)Dr. JOHN B. AYCRICG,of Bcrjert.
umalyClIARCI? REEVES. Gloucester
Dm..f. EDW \KH ti. KEASBY, Sal
II. J<>||\ EM CRY, Burlinston.
" III. KinvAKIi v. kUGEKS. Middle***
" IV. JAMES STEWART, Warren.
? V. Gen. ABRAM GODWIN. Peuaic.
The nominations of Clai and FrEUIWHCTIO
were h tilcd with every demonstration of enthu?
siasm, borne on hundreds of banners, interming?
led with appeals of Protection, Land Distiibi
tion and a Sound National Currency.
The Convention was successively and ably
addressed by Tnos. Butler King of Georgia, En
WAnn Stanxv of North Carolina, and Daniel
Webster of the Union, who were most atter.
tively listened to through tiiree hours by the as?
sembled thousands, standing wedged toge-thcrnr.
der a burning sun. 'Some report at least of Mr.
Webster's remarks to-morrow, being crowded
out to night by the extraordinary delay of the
Cars )
Finally, the Prize Banner was presented to th*
Salem Delegation, in an eloquent speech by Hon.
Wm. Halsteo of Trenton, and appropriately re?
ceived. The Convention then adj jurned.
.Sabbath S< bool avmvkksakv Festival is
Brooklyn.?The annual reunion of -'he Sabbath
Schools in Brooklyn, -.Much has long Ueneageily
anticipated by the children, took place yesierdsy
afternoon. The schools wetc all out in fireat num?
bers. Indeed, if appears as if the children of half
.New-York mast have been it-eluded, so loai and al
most endless was the g*v prix.-^i-'ion.
After the various ?c'hools were organired at tberr
respective Chinches, B procession ?n- f irmed, ana
passed through many ol the streets to an open lot?<
the corner of Jeroloman and Pierrepont ?treei?
Here a series of exercises were gone thiou^h with,
the most interesting of which war; the singing, by th*
whole mass of teachers and scholar*-, of several sp
(iroprinie pipcas of music, arranged f<r the occasion.
I'm- right of so many cheerful faces and li^'ht bearts
uniting in song.was beautiful aid rooal alTcctinf, and
many a parent's eve eli-trrned with emotions ot joy
and gratitude at "beholding .-o many children that
were most truly beina' trained in that great school o'
virtue and Cbrisriamty?ihe Sabbath Schoofc ***
ter tlie services were over, the schools reiurmdw
liiMir places of meeting, where their kind ,eaC~^
and [ Hen'., had provided a treat of a different kux?
which their exercise bad rendered m?st acceptable
Nothing occurred to mar the Happiness ol the da.S
ano we hope to chronicle many returns "t so happy
an anniversary. [Eipre**
Railroao.?The Committee appointed by the
House and having the several Railroad peiiiwus,
under consideration, were to report yesterday.?
It is understood that a compromise has been.ef?
fected and that the Committee will n port a Bbb
in iorporating a Company authorised to con?
struct a Railroad from New.Haven to the v?e?l
Line of this State, viu Bridgeport The pro)*1
of an ope:, charter has been rejinquished and the
proposed Iliil will contain restrictions, ii"
to be satisfactory in tin's qavter.
[Hxrtft r i J j.itnrl
CTThe Kennebcc (Me.) Journal says thert
was a severe frost in thit region on the Olsl :t?

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