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?? t?ik f'l.AV CLCDS iwct at Utica os the flrsl
Wedneadny In June.
K5~ The CL*vTRiBC?.-Ontk?meii in the city ?h.. wish
to send a valuable and cheap Whir Journal to ?ieir friends D
the cnuntry daring the Presidential fampa.cn. are reoue-t-d
to read tiie Pnapecto. <.t t!.<- Or Tribune, winch will be
found in another column. O-Sinc'e sulnenptions only 50
The DowasAIl of Van Baren,
The ignominious overthrow, in a General Con.
vcntion of hia own party, of the man who foi
over thirlv years has beert a master spirit in the
pnlitief? of our State, and for F?>me twenty ha;
been conspicuous and potent in the affairs of tin
Nation, is an event which must not pass withotf
cotnmcnt. There i- matter in it for grave an?
profitable reflection.
We allude to it to indulge in no vulgar Cxulta
tion over a fallen adversary. We feel no joy ir
it, and shall affect none. Confidently believinj
that Mr. Clay is this year to be clcted Pri nl
we had hoped t>> highten the gratification of thai
triumph, by the contemplation of the People a
the same time administering 'Justice to Mr. \ a:
B?ren." But the Loco-FoCOS have taken the jol
into their own hands, and, by administering 'jus
tice'themselves, have deprived the Whigs ol i
further opportunity. We regret this.
We arc surprised at this turn of affairs, for w<
believed Mr. Van Buren invincible in that Con
vcntion. When last at Washington, a montl
since, we tiid indeed perceive influences at worl
which seemed likely to defeat him : hut, the mo
rncnt wc passed out of tii it atmosphere, the oil
impression returned that Van could not be thrown
and this continued up to the last moment, it
spite of du:I v assurances to '..,.: eontr.uy !p?i:i <u..
?well-informed Correspondent on the spot. Wi
thought the pledges, instructions, and sclectiono
Delegates for that Convention had formed a wal
which could not be overleaped. The vote on the
two-thirds rule first revealed the truth. The Vai
Buren men we-c not out-mancuvcred on thai
vote; they were simply overpowered. Of the Mi
votes for Van Buren, all over the 116 given foi
the majority rule were cast by men who wer
bound to support him by instructions, but did not
want him nominated, lie at no tune hadarer/i
majority in the Convention : if he had, he wouli
have been nominated.
And mi we pari with Martin \ an Bun n I Fron
the time we were first interested in politics, in tin
Election of 1824, wc have, hoy and man. storx
ardently opposed t<> him. Condemning and re?
sisting the principles and measures of the party
he followed or icd, wc have more especially iiis.
liked anil opposed the impulses and acts of th s
man. He has appeared lo us th, exemplar and
chief of sordid politicians?of men who recog.
mzc in the party strifes of a Free People no great
and generous purposes, no idea of improving, in
forming and elevating the mass ol men, but
mere game in which voters are the dice, and thi
most akilful or least scrupulous player must win
We have opposed him believing thai the junto ol
which he has been the master-spirit have done
much to debase the minds ol our Voung Mi ?
especially, by teaching them lo regard Success
rather than Truth in their Political action?to
regard indentification with the majority as tie
great end ol* ctl'ort rather than the pursuit ol ni?bli
ends by noble means. H ivc wc judged Mr. \ an
Boxen too" harshly ' Have we opposed him too
bitterly ? i 'all to mind the famous letter addn ss.
ed to him in 1823 by Silas Wright, and judge.
That letter was w ritten in the confidence of inti
mate Political intercourse. It is a key to the
joint operations} of the writer and Ins correspond
ent. It fCCins to us to exhibit palpably llic cha
racter, principles and purposes which have been
embodied in the career of Mr. Van Buren. Sr.
regarding his course and him, we may proudly
proclaim that hostility lo Marlin Van Buren and
his clique of persona! ohcrenls, to their elevation,
ascendency and influence, have fur years largc'y
unturned and strcngthend oar more general op
position to liu ir party and to the measures ol
National mischt? I' which it has originated and
upheld. We deemed Mr. Van Buren and his
junto not merely wnmg in 1824 in resisting the1
strenuous demands of the People of Ncw-Yorfc
tobe permitted to choose their own Electors ol
President, but grossly, culpably wrong; and out
tnaturcr reflections have but confirmed our juvc
nilc conviction. The Caucus nomination ol
Crawford by a handful I of Members, the assump?
tion that this was binding on the Democratic
party,ami the attempt to force through that nottiiu
ation by choosing Electors by the Legislature, ami
allowing no voice in that choice to the People,
fixed forever in our mind the character ol Uli
Albany Regency and their Chief. From thai
hour, their cant of ' Democracy ' has been to us
but the most loathsome of shallow hypocrisies.
But we arc not incapacitated by emr dis'ike
from doing justice to the better qualities of M.:r.
tin Van Burin. Though in some respects
time-server, and capable of committing or wink?
ing at great wrongs to attain a higher roun?
the lander of ambition, he has not been a vindic?
tive politician?has never permitted Polit cal
differences to mar the harmony of Social inter
course, as some of his unwise opponents have
done?and has, wc think, been unjustly assa
as treacherous. We can recall no instance in
which he has not been faithful to those who have
trusted him as confederates in the same cause ?
He appears of cold temperament, yet be has
strongly attached to his fortunes must of those
with whom he wts intimately connected in earlier
years, which we>uld seem to rebut the charge
against him of constitutional insincerity or en.
grossing selfishness. Probably the future bis) ri
wdl discern m hia character some good qualities
which have escaped the observation at least ol
his udverM-coi,mi?r.,nes, and which justify in
some degree thepcrsonal devotion of his friends.
There it. one point on which wc have not re
trained from rendering him just commendation
while he was the formidable leader of a ruing
parly, and of'course shall not now; Mr. Van
Buren is by constitution and principle an emi?
nently peao ful man, ami did much, while Pros:
dent, at some sacrifice of popularity, to repress
the fell spirit of War, whie-h ever lurks an,:
tersin the bosom of the most dangerous portion
of the community. His administration of our
Feueign A flairs received the hearty commenda?
tion of the great mass of his opponents through.
/out. If he had ventured to take the resp insibility
tit j-ettling tin- North-Eastern Boundary on the 1
pnh bams vi; which it could be settled, he would I
,,ve (if served higher praise: but he cautiously re
!ramed from all belligerent bravado when he
might easily have enlisted the worst passions of
the Nationin his support; and he received, in
umcs of the highest party excitement, a vote of
nigh confidence in his discretion ami fidelity, as
regards ?>ur Foreign Relations, from his political
! opponents in Congress--a vote honorable to him
mil to them.
Wc can with tfifficully realize that this active,
ikilful indomitable man, accustomed lo organ,
ir.e v;ctorie? out <?!' the ruins of defeats which to
another would eeem annihilating, is to be bence
forth a reminiscence. Verily, * what shadows
wc arc ! what shadows we pursue !' The .Sun
once !.???' ?. homily, in its peculiar vein of morals
. /.ing on Talent, in the person of Mr. V, ebsti r, go
inga private citizen to Europe, while Tact, ex
emplified by Mr. Van Buren, sat in the Prcsi
. dential chair ! The old sage aas right?we
I must, call no man fortunate till his death !
It is. sad. and yet it is instructive, if one bui
: ponder deeply enough, to note the fact that .Mr
Van Bi;ren has not b<en so stricken down on ac
count of any or r-.il of bis defects and errors, no
[ even because of his unpopularity, but bccausi
\ he refused tri unite in another rrreat wrong. If;
consented to the cruel and perfiidonsrobbery am
. exile of the Cherokee*, with the bayonet at t!;ei.
breasts?and this did not obviously injure him
he has tione. or consented to other acts which w<
j cannot see how to reconcile t.. a pood con
science, ami yet party confidence and party tri
umphs (on'.in't^d to shower honors on his head
" But he finally refused to render a prnr.ipt. un
' tjualifierl assent lo a pint which had for its objec
? the robbery of a friendly and feeble neighbor?hi
' dared to evince mmc respect for those Divine in
' junctions, ' i'boj shall not steal!' ' Thou sha!
" not covet! '?and this has wrought* his downfall
1 The Immediate Annexation of Texas is thv leve
' with which the ultra Free Traders of the South
the champions of the novel doctrine of Calhorn
1 and McDuffie that Slavery is not an evil to In
deplored and limited bat ti positive lil>-sr.ii g :
; be extended and perpetuated, have wrought hi
- ruin. Father Ritchie of the Richmond Euquirci
1 so long his potent and devoted ally, is the War
' wick who deposed him. Annexation is with hi:;
and others the vital question, but with its origina
1 contrivers it is but a stepping-stone to the over
; throw of Ihe Tariff and the establishment of i
i South Carolina dynasty, or the Dissolution of th
r Union and formation of a Southern Conft dcracy
5 These men have been .successful beyond thci
f hope in procuring the nomination for Presidcn
I of a Southern Free Trade man. an unqualifiei
- opponent on the stump last year of the Tariff o
1 1343, and one of the original contrivers and arden
i supporters of the Texas conspiracy. All the;
? have now to do is to elect him.
The 'White slave" Slander,
If there is an honest man who ever really l>e
1 lievedthelie that Mr. Clay once declared thai ' i
you do not allow us Blick Slaves, wc must havt
Whtteoru &c. &'". we entreat him lo just i > ni
the following correspondence. Wc will not ad<
i a word.
House or RceRRSCNTaTtvics, Mas 33, 1544.
7V tjU Editiert i > the A'uttonai InteUigencer :
I t.tsTi.KMKs: I herewith transmit a letter u-ritten son*
' week* tince by .Mr. CLAV, in re|i!>- loa not.-winch I uddrcsse,
l,i him at Kortulk. in Virainuul which I have withheld Iron
puuhentton, inasmueli as he was impnaaed i ass i.,;.r.......i ;,
ni?teticr. uiat I overrated Ihe importance ol lint cliarce.
IrVithin tbe.lastten days! have rcceived:?everaI letters askini
copies nf my speech in defence of .Mr. i llor,, vnrtirutariy upoi
this charge. I have n>>t yet had the leisure to write out mi
speech, but shall do so at tue first consenient moment In tin
mean time jrou ?ill please publish the ..nci.^al. which is a sin
ele link in the chain ul lestunony 1 have in my possession U
nail tint charae to the counter as a base farj^erw.
To Messrs. Galks k Skatok.
WasnunToK, Mat 6. 1>H.
My Dear Sir: I have received your note
bringing t<> my notice a certificate subscribed bv
five getitlemi n, m< mix rs ol the pri sent I louse ol
Representatives, all Of. them my political oppo.
ncnts, which you inform me is going the round,
of the Loco-Foco papers. The object of thai
certificate seems lo be to verify the correctness ol
an extract taken from the National Intelligencer
of ihe Isi of July, 1820. In that extract I am
stated by a former member of the House of Re?
presentatives (I believe not now living' to have
remarked, in a debate which occurred a year be?
fore, to the following effeel : "If gentli men w.l]
?not allow ns lo have black slaves they must It t
? us have white ones, for we cannot cut our fire.
' wood, and black our shoes, and have our wives
'and daughters work in the kitchen.-'
1 think you attach an uiifiortance to this mis?
erable attempt to prejudice me which it dues not
merit. Here is an extract from the tiles of the
Intelligencer, under date near twcnly-four years
ago, n<>\ I rout any speech of mine, but from a
?ipcich of another mi ruber of Congress. He does
not undertake to give my words, but merely
states his impression ol iheejfecf of certain words
used by me a year before.
During the long and arduous discussions <>!
what was called the Missouri question, I was so
engrossed with the importance of the subject, and
so deeply apprehensive of the awful conscqtn nces
which it involved, thai 1 never wr<>ie out or cur.
reeled any specchol mine m ide during the progn ss
of the debate. On the last am! most important oc?
casion of the agitation of that question, 1 made an
elaborate speech of several hours' duration, no
part of winch. I believe, was ever reported bvanv
of ihe stenographers, as it certainly never was by
i I certainly will not undertake lo recite what
were the precise words used by me on the occa.
simi of the numerous speeches, short e>r long,
which I made in Congress on ihe Missouri
question; but this 1 will undertake to assert,
with the most perfect confidence, that I never
used ihe words, or any words which would hear
the import, of the extract to which 1 have al
luded. I am confident of it, because 1 never en?
tertained such a sentiment in my life. I never
conceived a contingency in which i would favor
or countenance reducing white men to slavery.
To such an imputation I may oppose the tenor id
a whole life, During which my humble exertions
have been constantly directed to the j ?reservation
of liberty at home and the encouragement of its
establishment in foreign countries. If I have not
tuen able lo extend these exertions to the black
race held in bondage in tins country, it has been
because of considerations and convictions, sin.
cerclv and honestly entcrt.tir.cd. embracing the
peace ami happiness el both the white and black
races, which have been often prcsentod lo the
It is quite possible that, in arguing upon the
existence of the institution of Slavery in this
country, 1 may have contended that the black
race supplied those domestic offices, which, under
the names of' in Ip.' ' menial servants,' and ' do.
inesuca,'are to be found in eve ry s ate of civil?
ized society, and consequently relieved the white
race from the performance of those offices. Ii" I
have ever employed such an argument,(of which
1 have no recollection,) it is apparent how erro?
neous inferences may have been drawn from it
which it did not authorize.
I have no desire lo disparage the industry of
the wives of any u/ the emitters to the extract,
nor to boast of that in my own familv : but I
venture to say that no one of them performs more
domestic industry with her own hands than my
wife docs at Ashland.
I am. with great respect, -. ,uir trend and ub"t. jervt
.. . ... II. CLAY.
Hon. JrlllS SS IlITK.
Lr We took imtis o: Mr. Wkhstkk's Speech
before the great Whig Convention on Wcdncs.
day,but have discarded them in favor of the re.
port of the Courier JL Enquirer, which had the
aid of Mr. Webster's own notes. This spec* h,
'or calm, strong sense, and powerful appeal to
the intelligence ami right fettling of the American
People, is hardly exceeded l?v the most famous
efforts of it* distinguished author.
Jir Hon. Davis Hxxtiuw, of Mass. has w rit?
ten a I. ttcr :n favor of th ? immediate Annexation
ot Texas.
How they d.i. it.
A correspondent of the Albany Argus evi?
dently no chicken) wrote to that paper one thy
last week the following craphic account of the
maneuvers in Washington to throw v an over,
board. It would seem that he dont like the dis.
j cipline:
"The r-xfirem?nt?to rue a hackneyed and often
ven- unmcariitiE new-paper won!?is very ereal
li.-r'r. Tbe broker'- on the money 'chance in New
Vor's.'knnw are)] t'ic difference hi tween the ritsi and
i cond ' board :' that is, the n-utsactJonsat the reg
i ul?r roeetrng of ibeir fraternity and the crowded,
pell-mell gathering on the sidewalks and at ihe cor?
ner? ui Wail-rtrer't in il?o afternoon. Well; here On
: t!ie political 'chance tiie broker* in avav'aht'ity?rr
tnidioltd instruction* awd Orokcn tnra^emenU, bold
: three meriirigs?ait of equal authonry a- regards
the validiiv HT'd rceiilarity ot' ihr* operation- per
feet d or attempted. The first is held at ten o'clock
in the momine, immediately after breast.-.-1. a:
{ Brown's and Gadsby's. The meeting of the two
Houses sh ft= the busy scene to the Rotunda ol toe
Capitol, where buainess is kept up with the inten
: j sest ardor until the dinner hour approaches. Cut
? at eight o'clock in the evenmg commence tic .'/'/try
transactions, the rent negotiations that precede the
* ; dosing'of the arrangement. From tins hour until
.! nearlv midnight, you will see dozens of groups be?
t?re the doors. in sitting and bar-rooms, ami upon
the piazzas which Surround tht: interior quadrangle,
r , engaged in earnest discourse, enforced with the
2 m>.-i animated eeslictilation, regarding ibe nomioa
\ tion, Texas, ami tlie result of the election."
There ;- a great deal of downright fun in this
world for one win is philosopher enough to enjoy
I it. " Diamond cut diamond" is an entertaining
game for the spectators.
^B. I C?V Toe Wies? and their txiiirs made live a
; tn brine the Houseol' lter>r>-*ei:tntive? man rdjoummeat ovei
. from **ntarday until Wednesday, in raHMequenee of the Babp
moreConvention. But the ls>mocratic majority refuted in
. grntily their oppooenu m this particular at 1-a-t.
[Albany Argus;
O* Wc should like to ask who the Argus con.
t fr
siders ' the allies'' of the Whigs about these days,
E but we don't approve of treading on folks's cor.is
just when they are tenderest But we ask the
t '
i public to judge between the Argus and '.hose
' ! WTsifes it assails. Tiiev knew fall well that no.
r I * .
I thing would l>c doncby the majority in the Hui'c
while t!ic Baltimore Convention was in process
! of incubation, and they thought it would be bei
f ter manfully and openly to adjourn than to pre
tend to sit yet do nothing. But no?the lyic?r
would not adjourn?th< " were indignant at th<
' : idea?and behold the result! Nothing was d <nt
?no sh.itiow of any thing?j'ist as the Whigs
i predicted. Halftlic Loco-Foco Members strayed
off to Baltimore, antl the balance spent their time
in watching .Morse's Telegraph to hear the news
i I . ~L . _,, ,
from tneir I onvention. J he next time we hope
[ . *
ihey will adjourn, and have no fooling.
r Deierrcd yesterday owing to the lateness of the Mad.;
Loco-Foco National Convention,
Prom our t'errc-pondent.
i baj/rntotut, Tuesday, 8 P.M.
j Dear Sir.: The Convention has just adjourned
t until to-morrow morning at 'J o'clock.
y The discussion was carried on this morning
about the twu-thirds rule, by .Marcus Morion.
Col. Tibbatls, Walker ui Mississippi, .Robert
Rantoul, Lieut, Gov. Dickinson of New.York,
r Sain. Medary of Ohio, and Gen. Saunders ol
j j N. Carolina; but the speeches were not of stiffi
i I dent interest to be reported?very commonplace,
j i except Walker's when lie ridiculed Benj. Butlci
j for skipping about like a duncing-nmster when
lie talked of coon skins and hard cider the night
i j before.
I Al last, after four hours' talking, the Conven
? I tion became impatient, and the question was
i j taken on adopting the rules of 1332, including
the twn-third rule, and tin following is the re.
I suit:
I iSee yesterday.'* paper.]
I You will sec that this result is pretty nearly in
itce.-.rdaucc with the table, that I suit you the
' ! other day. As soon as the result was announc d,
1 f a motion was made that the Convention then bal.
. lot lor a Presidential Candidate. This v.-.::: <?'??
? jeeted to, as sevi ra! of the States were uol ready,
; and the Convention then adjourned until half past
.'t. At that hour they again met and proceeded to
hal otat once for a candidate. Van Buren, Cass,
Buchanan, Johnson, Wwodbury and Stewart u ere
nominated. The Chair announced that CRfi
votes were in attendance, two-thirds of which,
IT**, were necessary to a choice.
The results of the seven ballotings are as fol.
i lows I
Irfee yesterday's paper.]
Of course, :it the ei<>sc of each ballot there was
considerable of a hubbub, and as the Delegates
dropped off from Van Boren and went for Cass
there was some upplauseand laughter, which the
very excelled Chairman immediately repressed.
After the third, fourth, tilth and sixth ballots,
a motion was made to adjourn, which was
promptly rejected, and one man said if thev ad.
jouriitd then, several of the Western men would
go home.
After the sov. nth ballot, a .Mr. Miller, from
Ohio, rose, greatly excited?he was silting in
the tide 1 f Sain Medary and? McNnlty, Clerk of
the House)?and said be was !hc youngest man
on the floor?that he represented 1U,U00 Demo,
crats?that lie had a resolution in his hand ol
1 overpowering importance, (Here lie was inter,
rupted by cries of " Hand it to the Chair.") He
saitl it was written so badly that nobody could
read it but himself. ..Cries of " Read it, tiun?
re id?read." He read it.
Ktsclced. That Mattin Van Ittiren haviuc received the vote
?d a ntajontv ol live delegates intnra convention, on the first
ballot, is elected aa the nominee for Ihe otTuce im President ui
the L ir.Ie.' Males.
A general burst of indignation followed ibis;
almost every one jumped up in a high state of
excitement to interrupt Miller?cries of "Order
?Sit down?(jo on?Order.'' Order prevailed
and* Miller jumped on the benches, shook his
long hair, and raved away for some time after
the manner of Allen, of the Senate. The Chair
j called him to order, but he would not leave off
In the midst of the confusion and noise, Mr.
j IIick.man Of Penn. rose* and said, " Sir, 1 move
I that General Andrew Jackson of Tennessee re?
ceive the unanimous nomination as a candidate
I for President of theUnited States!" This caused
j some laughter and much more excitement. The
I Chair said the motion could not be received.?
j " Why not."' shouted Hiekman. " Go on Miller,"
j'?order," "sit down," ?'keep jour scats,'' and
such a scene of confusion I never saw li.n.
; Butler moved to adjourn?loud eras of" No, no,
no." Here severe! of the Ohio Delegates sp.-.mg
to their feet, and three or four commenced ad
dressing the Chair.
The Chair said Mr. Mi?cr's motion was out
of order, its it went to rescind a rule already
adopted by the Convention.
Sam. Mtn.tKV got up and denied the decision
of the Chair, hut the confusion was so great he
[ could hoi be heard.
Then Brw. Butler tried to speak, but they
j would not hear him. He tried to calm Millet
j and Medary. The noise and row increased and
several old gentlemen, frisnds of Mr. Van Huren
fri'in the North and East, became disgusted and
!? ft the room,
j Mr. Bartlet the young Acting Got. of Ohio
rjot on to the benches, ami contended thai Mr.
j Van Buren had a right to the nomination, ano
that the Chairman was all in the wrung.
M'Nt 1 tv. Clerk of the Hoose, then got the
floor: he appealed from the decision of the Chair.
He was going on to denounce the decis: .11 and
j the proceedings of the Convention, when the
Chairman told him the rule eoula only be re.
, scinded by a two-thirds vote, and be most reduce
1 his appeal lo writing. He did so, and then went
: on to speak of par.iainiiu.iry usage, but was con.
tioually called to order, and the confusion was
continued till the close, when a motion was made
to adjourn and carried.
So ended this day's disgraceful proceedings.?
Some of the Massachusetts Delegates say thev
are sorry they voted for Vrfn Buren after such
s. eiies. I; Mr. Van Buren d- es not get the nonii
nation, it will be in consequence of the mtemper.
ate conduct oi Messrs. Miller, Medary, and Me
j N ulty, ail of Ohio.
From Our Eitrn of yesterday.
New? from Bnltimoi e t?Van Hurcn ami
Caii liotii Overboard:
J AM LS K. POLK, ci" Tennessee, (defeated
candila'c for Governor last Fall,) has been no
minaied for President!! By the Locn.Foco Con
ventian, and SILAS WRIGHT, of New.York,
for Vice President ! The following is the result '
of th: only ballots taken Wednesday :
Seven on Tuesday.' 9'/?,
Van Buten.lr,4 OHL!
fas*.Ill 39
! Polk..*.... 14 331
I Buchanan. 3
Major:-v ' p P< Ik . .40*2.
T ie fialowbg is the result for Vice President,
(only one b illot taken :/
For Silas Wright of X. Y .T.258
Lev: Vv'ooUbii'y of N. II .
& si LAS WRKtII T was unanimously nom
J ::utte.!. Wc don't l.elieve he will accept. He is
wr.rth two of Poik. and ought to have been put at
the head, if any where.
LATER?Wrisrlil Declines!
<^rrts%x>ndenee nfThe Tribune.
Suss Wright has declined thr nomination !
I Tre news was sent to Washington by teic
Igrapft Morse's. .Mr. Wright sent word back
I ihe same way in 10 minutes that he declines to
? serre. Dr. Woodsidcs has ju^i taken this news
I to the Convention. ._
Nomination of Polk!!! fur Presidcut?
Withdrawal of Van Baren.
Correspondence of The Tribune.
BaLTUtdkc, Wednesday Afternoon.
A rather curious ,-csult has occurred. James
K. Pout, of Tennessee, was nominated on the
9th ballot, as Presidential Candidate ;i.r 1844,
on tin- Loco-Foco Ticket.
This result Has been brought about by the
r> .ciigc of the New.York Delegates agaiusi
(' ub and Buchanan, and by the unwise poiicv of
the Southern men. These latter persuaded the
Wert to run up a candidate on an independent
flag, so fis to defeat the nomination of the man
who couid not be elected?that is, Martin Van
Bctlex.' The West did this: they brought for.
ward Cass ; the South promised to support him.
and also promised that no Southern man should
Ik: inn at all. Anil yet this morning, as soon as
the first Ballot tool; place. Poi.k was nominated
I and received 11 votes. Tin- following was the
8th I}i\ilot. 9th Ballot.
Van Buren. It'l (withdrxwu) 2
Cass. Ill . 2!i
Polk. II . 233
Buchanan. -j. ?
Caihoun. - . ?
j .Aureas Morton. ? . 1
Blank. _?. 1
Total,. 266 .goo
This is a curious result and puzzled ail the
i politicians here. The W iiigs look on it as a sur
! render.
On the 9th Ballot, you sec tiic entire South
vi,led for Polk, including 3.*) vctes from New.
York, ami the States of .Maryland, Maine, Con.
nerticut, Delaware, N. Hampshire, ami Hi from
Pennsylvania. Kentucky stuck to Johnson as
long as she could, and then went for Cass in
good faith.
This result lias been caused chiefly by the de.
termination ol the South to gel rid of tin-' Globe'
faction, Bentun, Allen & Co. The'Globe' has
latterly assailed Polk lor his Texas movements
in Tennessee, and that attack has given him the
nomination?so odious have Blair and Amos
Keud.il! become to the Southern Loco-Focos.
I Already a new Loco-Foco paper ia talked of in
j Washington, to oppose the * (..'lobe.'
It is said here that many ol the Southi ru Del
j cgates were picked out as favorable to Van Bu.
i reu: but that, finding they could not swallow
I Van. tbey settled down on Polk as a Southern
I and Tex.is man.
The Van Buren Delegales from New-York,
who it seems cast their votes on the 9th Ballot
for Polk, as it. were in Imduiuge, WCTC pcrreettv
panic-stricken 'Alien they saw the entire South
? ? >nci nlraiing on Polk, and learnt tiiat his no.
mination by two-thirds was carried. They arc
terribly mortified, am! the Tyler men in this city
are equally so, since they cousidi r lint tin game
is up now with Mr. Tyler.
When the announcement was made in the
street, numbers in the crowd called out ?? Polk?
Polk?who the devil is Polk ?" "Poke that in
your eye."
The First vole that wan given for Polk, you
see. was by New-Hampshire, and this was caus?
ed by a speech in which Gov. Uubbard ledolfin
favor of Polk, am! cast the vote of the Slate ol
New-Hampshire for him. This created great
sensation, especially as Hubbard sa il that Polk
was the fasr friend of lien Jackson. This was
f< 1 owed by 7 voll s from Massachusetts, making a
shaking among the dry horn s, ami rendering it
Itvidentlhat Folk's name being presented w as
tin resu!: of a Van Buren Caucus last night.?
! Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, and
Georgia stuck last to Cass. Even Arkan.
sas an 1 Kentucky'-line ovi r for Cass; lacause
Col. Tibbats withdrew Col. Johnson's name as
sonn as they agreed to proceed to ballot. But
Alabama and Tennessee Is.iled from Cass ami
went over to Polk, and then all Cass's Iriemi.
saw thattlic'game was up, and that some kind
of n bargain had been struck over night between
Polk's friends and the Albany Regency.
After Ha first ballot w.ts over there were several
sprechet de-fining positions and so lurtii : and fi?
nally Mr. Ben ? F. Butler withdrew the name ol
.Martin Win Buren amid loud cheers. The sec?
ond balloting went on. and as Maine led off for
Polk, followed by Rhode Island, and 10 from
Massachusetts, the sensation increased, but when
Lt.Gov. Dickenson east X"> votes for New-York
for Polk the House shook again with the ap
plausc : l!' votesfrom Pennsylvania and 1 - from
Ohio, dropped in and then the w hole South
rushed in ami the game was up.
The first count of the vote lor Polk was 211.
but Indiana and Illinois maiie a virtue of neces?
sity and dropped Cass, and cast their votes lor
Polk, [the cheering, and stamping, and scream?
ing were truly terrific]?aloeit some of the In.
iliana delegation who i*.!t themselves deserted or
tricked by the South, rose a::d left tiie room be
' ore the vote was announced.
Annexed is a list of the two ballots proper taken
this morning?making !? ballots in ail:
Cass. Va> Ur'rcn. POLK.
I Star?. s. ?.i. ?>. 9. *. ?.?.
Maine. 1 1 i> U U o
I New-Hampshire. 0 0 0 0 C ii
I Vermont. fi fi (.1 0 0 0
; Rhode-Island.0 0 I 0 0 4
j Connecticut.?5 0 It 0 0 6
Massachusetts. ? 2 0 o 7 10
New-York. 0 0 Uii u 0 30
.New-Jersey. .5 ;"? 1 0 0 2
Delaw are .'..'I Ii U 0 0 3
Pennsylvania. 1 7 23 0 19
Maryland. ii 1 10 I 7
Virginia...17 II 0 0 0 17
S'otth-Carolina. fl ? 2 0 O H
Georgia. 9 0 0 U 0 10
Alabama. II Ii 0 0 '.' 9
Mississippi.?I 0 0 0 0 6
Loui'iaua. U 0 0 0 6 6
Tennessee. 0 0 0 0 13 13
Kentnckv.12 0 0 0 " 12
Ohio.2 2 21 v.' 0 IS
Michigan.5 5 0 0 0 0
Ind ana.11 0 I 0 U 12
Illinois.S 0 l 0 0 9
Arkansas. 3 0 0 0 0 3
Mis-nttri.II II 7 1? 0 7
Total.LH 29 104 'J 44 233
On the 8th ballet Buchanan received 1 vote from
New-Jersey and I from Pennsylvania; Caihoun 1
tmru North Carolina and 1 trom < leor^i i; on the ^tn
Morton received 1 vote from Ohio, and 1 blauk was
cast (by >am. Young) from New-York.
After this annouhcen en-, w-is made, that the long
agony was over, all felt relieved from a tremen?
dous, weight, and the cheering was deafening. I
never heard or saw any tiling like it, and don't
want to again. One would luve suppos :d that
mey all loved each other like brothers, and that
ihe great* si harmony prevailed among them, when
the f tct w*as that some could cheerfully have cut
?.-ach other's threats; and indeed Col. Youngof N*.
\ . nearly got into a dui I .is it was. He charged a
m in meaning Caihoun) with desiring to imitate
Nirowho tiddltal while Rome was burning, and he
s m<J this would be the case hy.-.tnd-by when T< .tis
vru~ 'miming. Mr. Cohen, of Georgia, ro?e ind
asked him whom he meant. He replied that he
did'r.t. eoinc there to bo catechized, and bo ruse
and left the room with others of the X. York del
rgales; and it looked very duelish at one time.
Mr. Cohen said though Mr. Young was skulking
awav ?tili he would chastise him for his attach
? ui Mr. Caihoim in his speech, and he did handle
him pretty roughly.
Alter this, it "was agreed that those Stales
which had divided should reconsider their rotes;
thev did so, one by one, and at last all dropped
in. and the votes of the Convention stood unani
i rnous 'or James K. Folk, of Tennessee, as the
Democratic Candidate for the President-,?: ami
then the yells and screams and shout* ami cheer
: ing were terrific.
I forgot to state that after the fi.-st ballot this
morning. Mr. Bcnj. F. Bullet asked leave of the
Convention for the New-York Delegation to re?
tire, altogether from the Convention This was
refused. The New.York Delegates then left the
room to consult. =?rt?i returned in half an hour.?
Mr. Butler then said he war instructed to with
draw Mr. Van Bui en's name (loud cheering bur
iie had a letter recently from Gen. Jackson ex?
pressing a sincere hop: that tiie Convention
would unite on Mr. Van Buren. Several Dole
gat?s expressed their deep regret a: being com
pellcd to drop Vir. Van Buren.
After all the opposing States had reconsidered
and cast their votes for Po'k. so that :t was unan?
imous, there were loud c.-.i's for Sooth Carolina to
come out and dehne her position: and at last
Francis W. Tick*, us, Esq got up by the > iiair and
in the name of South Carolina gave in her adhe?
sion and support to what lie called the giorioos
nomination of Col. Polk. Mr. Elmare of S. C.
! followed in the same strain. These short speeches
were received with immense enthusiasm; but
j although there is so much apparent j >y and har
I monv in the party, m ihy of them do not hesitate
I to dedarc that in destroying Mr. Van Boren and
blowing up tiie cauldron of the Albany Regency
Witches, they have destroyed and blown the
party to atom.-.
Tiie Convention acj turned at ? till !. when
thev are to choose a Vice President. Marcus
Morton is talked of.
SrtvE? P.-1T.
Tiie only thing done this afternoon has been
the selection of Silas Wriumt as Candidate for
Vice President. He was nominated by Walker,
ui" Mississippi. So th it in reality it is all a s >rl
of Van Buren nomination after all.
The votes of all the States were cast unani?
mously for him on the tirsi ballot except from
North Carolina and Georgia-? S of the latter
went for Woodbury and i of the former did not
vote lor ?Vright. At 1 i.-t, alter a little consider^,
tion and reconsideration, the whole vote was cast
{ unanimously for Wright, amid such shouting as
was only exceeded by thai at the Whig Convcn
I tion. So the long agon vis over.
They st em much like the boy going through
lite churchyt rd who whistled loud to keep up
his spirits.
ill Y A I F A [RS.
Till rsoay.
Toe Board Mirt nil , o'clock, P. .M.
The President. Aid. SchiEFPELI.v, in ihe Chair.
atul nil tiie member* in alten-lani-e.
The minutes were rend and approved.
Petition* RrJ'rered.? I Or. James O Pond and
other-, against re-niimbcnnrr 6)h Avenue. Of John Duck-t
I and others, nf the lOth Ward. agaui?t the practice of smoking
j ui the streets mi Ike Sabbath, t If Samuel J. I 'um;>, lur re-pay
I mentt" him ofrertaw momespnid urithouteiiutvaleni, tit W.
j J. Smith und itthei -. relative to the irpenina ?f Mi avenue from
4Udi t" Ittkh street*. ' if IV. M. Thomas and other*, lur rcmo
! vaI ofa nuisance from Stuvvesanl itreet ? ?; Stephen V. l. ;
ney and others, in relation to assessments fhrpaving Washing
tun street below Mom*. OfG. J^Pnee and others, relative to
lamp-posts in East Broadway; t.i have tinUn as near tmteilier
as other bunts posts, J?adopted. Clf T. Wilktns. fur pay for
1.ifa horse. Of A. Vrceland, relative rn an incunibrance
about Washington Market. UfH. M. Uogarl ami 11.'other*.
? lor abatement ?f a nuisance in tin- I'.tii ami ITtn Warns, i >t
i inhabitant- in the vicinity ? ih.uthwest corner of t 'nmil ,t.
ami Broadway, lor Uteremoval ol carts standing there, i lfm.
j habitants ol the SUi Ward, lot eornscoon ol* a nuisance of
I Kenneily, Boyd and others, in the t'ith Ward, liirclosiug ?f all
their nor ..n Sunday*. HI M^.-rs. .\a>h. rl.at. and oth?
ers, tor scraping out the slips loot ol llronrne mid Detancey ,ts.
UI J"iiu .1 Boyd. for a hulk bead al piers No 1 and 1 North
. Ihrer. OTW. M.^John.and others, owiierv of fiud <>n Ism
nmi llkh streets, \<>riu Hirer, tor extension of granl. Hillen
rv Kater, m he appointed <*.:> Weuthtr-appomted. Ol P.
j Muzzy, of New Lias an. relaUva to assessment, sweeping and
I cleaning much Of Hydrant Company No. I. h.r an in
i rreuse of member*. Of William I?. Moore, to lie appointed
W<m d Inspector.
Commissioners of the Alms House against granting permits.
I to vi-1 mac* .... p, .....I, ;,i ,,? Thursdays, no.i ,L>? ,h?
number ul those visitors to r> iu.-e.icU la Ute permit?relerred
Ci.muitiuii ?;i"ii id :tiN!n..i-i M. Pure, piir-et ui the mil v, prt^
tenting n r tench Book "t the " fountains of Pans," wuli
plate) oi idem. ate.
i Resulted. That: he-nine be accepted with the thanks of the
Board; ace?adopted!
pi-mum of John Brooksjr. for uaeof wharf foot of Catherine
f -treet?relerred.
Communications of John '>V. Edmonds and otliers
reoiUve to damages l.y Ihe Crotoii Aqueduct, and thai the
l nilon water he let into the State Prison. Ri ferred.
Itcp-tt oi i; of Water: Commmonen letativs lo losses
siiftaincil hy means ofthe Aqnedui I by Talinad :.? ami Tbonui
j son. and that *.VUU bepnid tficreJor. ldo| tc
! John Boyd and Eli Kimberfy were appointed Inspectors of
I Lumber.
Keport of the I oansel on the rabject of the Pulton aid South
, Femes and lur the appo intmenl ol appraisers to appraise the
property .'it by the late let-see. Kclernd.
I Adverse to the application ol P. A. Young, hue deputy
I CotujiiroHer. tor pay on acting as < 'omptroller. Adopted.
Reportoi Uie-street commissioner asking ihe re
I paving of Broadway Isetween 8th and lOth streets to lie defer
red lor the present?adopred. In ravor of the inhabitants.of
H.'cvker -treot U'tween lirceii ami Mercer repnvine th-it?tr?-et
?adopted. In favor of paying VVilliiun VV. Wilhams lore.v
? traservtse as street inspector ol :id Ward prior to his unpomt
: ment by the Board?adopted. In favor ol r.gtheUioom
: mriliie Bond?adopted, for rrrmuring the eiaire building
! ii-nl a- a li-li iiiurke: al ruitofl market, and leaving the ,hp h>r
I hunts and li?n ears?adoiaeil. Sumlr, persons were appointed
I inspector, oi elections in place of others resigned or moved out
of then i.' strict-.
Hi solutions. That the .-alary ofDepuh Receiv
j er of Taxes be reduced to Jli'l?tint of Collector "of Ihe City
Keier.ueto ?i.l the l olhctor r.f Irsessmei.ts to SiUW
ruid Utatofthe Itegulalorof Public Works to i'iu a tear?
? aiiuptnl.
'I bat the several Joint Committees of earn Board ascertain
! tiie ahuses that have .-?. I n their lereral departmenU und
report upon them?adopted.
Petiu ... ol ilenry fa, lo be Attorney of the Corporation
, ?rflrrreil.
That the salary ol the Deputy Clerk of Pulton Mario-t I?
i reduced to ?Iwitand tlmi he do nil ihe duties 4ic.?adopted
. James yy. White was appointed as Cit) Weigher.
.Joint Jleeting,
The Board of Assistants came into tint Aldermen's
j Chamherand the two Biord went inti i Jn ?,: Meeting.
Filward Ewen - nt in bis declii atiou of the office
ot VD'I'ii i street Commis-iouer. Aee. ,-t- >'..
Removal*.?Joiin McKibbin.as Superinteodenl of
of Pa\ erneiits : Benjamin D, Welsh, a- Iteculator of Public
i ^"-^*t't, as poui..i Ktep-r ImI. Ward; .-W
I uelJ. 11 ton. as Attorney to the Corporation; Joseph Boice
; :.- Suf>eniiter.ilent of Public Markets: J. Henry Rayim.nd.'a.
1 woty Collector oi /tssessinento; Jnahua Pleet, (. Deputy
i Coliecrorol Asseasmenla : Cornelius IV'. Hibbard, -\> Collector
of Ajscssn enL.: CWment Union, as IVputv Iteceiver of
Pates: Samuel Jva-up. a. H.M-it Master 13ui Ward ; Jovph
, Ko^.Jr. ii- i.'olieetor City lleivuue; Kiehnrd Toan. John
l^s ky .-aid John Flyun, a. tenet V ewers ol the lim Ward ?
and Iriornas Cnrlin and Joseph Kitpatriek, ?? Pound Mn-ter
13th \\ urd.
AppoitumenU.? Horatio Allen and Hrtyvey Hunt
j asComnusMoaeri of tbeCroton Aqueduct, BenjaminC l!e-i
run u- li,,, p. oi-H i itfi.-er 1-: iVsrd. Tiuimai Miner a>*Dock
; Master Kith Ward, Itrnj imi-i Ward as r-upenntendarit ofPub.
V Market.. Abel iVbeaton Jr. as Pound Master6th Ward
lt. II. Iniiu i,;.-k. tlr;.t..r . : Pi.:.! ?? I'.v. ).-,.?. ,;,.?.?
ihoinus South and Thoma? Piirker. Fence Viewers I 'll]
Wart: Thomas Smith and Coekwood Lmnsburv Pound
! Ma stewJStn V\ urd : t.arrvt H. Str>k?*r, Deputy ll'eeeiverof
Ta.\es; Thomas 11. ? lakiey. CulleeUit ut City Uevenue ?
j Samuel Dunshce, San, ..-: M.dlow and John Wa-t Deuut"
. ''olleetors ol A-?--n^ur.?; crane;- A Kou. Itay PoliceUrBcer
I Ward: Jam,-. J. Hr.?.. MpenoUadruit oi Pavements <te
A;:.,-?..-> ?,: c '..r:...ra-!..,i
j The Board then came to order and saljotir?ni till Wednesday
President Fvekdell, m m- Chair.
Several persons were appointed Inspectors of
, Election in ?eine of the Ward, in plu e ..i others removed from
the Wards.
A report advene to 'eismg a p.e.- m Brookivn to E. H. She?
, arc. ?.v reie.-re?! oa.-k.
A report from the Select Committee in favor of contracting
Uie prtt.tiiig ?a- oi .1 .ui :ne aih.e, ucd a reaidul.on of re
iere::'-e to the Finance Committee from the other Board
1 Adopted.
Srroorj Aekerman was aiiiMirute,: nn ln-ia!e--ir of Lumber.
The otSce of SuperinteoOent of Lands mid Plaices was abo
I- A very wn, an?..nte.i Deputy Kaeperol Clinton marke'
ui i.iare ut Mr. Du'yen. removed.
Frederick W. Wigan. Abm. G.Depew and F. f-leetivere
removed tr..m the otBeesol Doekntaiten i f l^n. <^h and 3th
U ard*. and H. B. Wmunaker ap>nutnl to tili the three offices
for s.ss.i a > aa r.
i Leave was given to remove the reman:, of Jane Snook to
II? o.ution tor len-e to Mr. Clswaon concurred in.
The Fab market at Fahon market was ordered to betaken
: down.
'1 he Alderman ami Assistant of Tth ward were authorized n.
, reirioiite lamp-po-ts m East Broadway.
Some petinooi and other ^aa-r. were relcrred.
1 The BoahLrben went into Jona Ballot.
A HaPPT Escape rani DEifti.?As Morris
Scanlan, of No. ?*?> Canal-street, was passing up
Rosevelt-street about'o'clock, as he passed into
Madison-street, hi- heard the report of a pisml mid
f. .1 se.'ti. ::..:ij iiiri.u.li the i n:l( i,fj, . h?; and
: 03ucbing bis eyebrow fall tu the nound. He stopped
and picked it up. anil it proved to be a lengthened
I slug.rired as was supposed by a hoy from the seeood
j -lory window of one of the corner houses, in mere
playfulness without any lelonious intent. Orricer
llaker proceeded to investigate ihe matter but could
not find tue author of the almost fatal accident, for
; the ball had struck but two indies- farther back it
, must have penetrated the brain and caused instant
I death.
L Js" BambtlPs Superior Indelible Isk. for Mark
j Linen, s;iik or Cotton without a Preparation, a
capital box. has been sen; us bi Potts, Linn A Ha.
j ris, -13}, Market-st. Philadelphia.
Washim.X'iv. Wadnetdar. M?r
Great excitement and curiosity pervade trie
minds of all of huh political psr'ties w ith refer
ence to the action of the Baltimore Convention,
information of which we are receiving at inter?
vals of every few minutes as the. events them.
' selves transpire, hv mesjm of the Telegraph, ami
no more tii-position exists in either lions,; !.. go
on unit the dull routine oi ordinary Lrrgurbuivc
1 business Urui h-s manifested itself for two days
j past.
'J lie Sejmte was in session but aboni an hour,
, an.: did not hing hut piss the bill appropriating
; gLU0,000 for a vessel canal around the Falls
? M i'v at the opening of Lake Superior.
A b;ii for the satisfaction of claim.- for French
spoliations prior to I$00 was reported from the
Finance Committee.
In the H i sr\ Mr. Pim.mx, from the Com.
mittee on Commerce, reported the Senate bill to
? require the bunds and sureties of Gustom-House
Officers to be given before entering on the duties
ol their office; which was read a third time and
passed, after some difficulty from want of a
i Attempts were made to get at several bills, bur
ti;c Ugusc was obstinate and would not go.
Mr. Botts's contested claim to Mr. Joxss's
seat was postponed until Friday. Toe general
appropriation t?:'l moved by Mr. McK.w, the
liotise refused to take up.
The bill gr tnting h?lf-pay and ptriv.-ri-to< r.
tain widows of Revolutionary Soldiers was fur?
ther discussed by several gentlemen tothecdifi
cati in of empty benches. .Mr. Stewart of Pa.
nirallv attempted to indict upon the House a Ta
riff spo .i upon this bill, and the Hon-.- ? n
broke up in a tempest of calls to order and for
i want of aquoruiii. Ajtotrs;
O* The Great Ratification Meeting thai was
! to take place in the Park yesterday didn't conic
1 ort*. It is to take place at a later day. Toe Van
B?ren Associations that were u> march in !'->iir
Processions want time to take breath and change
: their name. A few guns were fired, but they
; seemed more like signals of distress than notes
of exultation. ________
MarvlaM).?The Maryland Loco.FocoGubtr
natorial Convention reassembled at Baltimore on
Tuesday, and nominated the following ticket f. r
Presidential Electors:
, i ? \u:~RT IViN-TAin.K. Eastern Shore.
bcuaxonu. Jwsi. I'r.ick. IWatern Sbonv
Distii t I.-JaMKh McrraY. IV..BKXI.CTrrstxaX,
It..Thomas Perky. v..U x \ Sr-xraa,
lit. EOW'O HaXMOMD, V I.Ji>l'> Lloyd Martix.
IX The Brooklyn Eagle {yen sec by the Buf.
falo Courier) asserts the identity of Whigism ami
Native Americanism, and proves it by the fact
that five Whigs of foreign birth hare lie n op.
poirited l<> office by the new Common Council of
that city! We can get along with that sort of
Native Americanism.
!LT The Address of Bishop Sot/LE to the Gen?
eral Conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church in the Case of Bishop Andrew, aue! the
Speech of Rev. It. I>? ruin hi thesame case, will
appear at length in our paper of to-morrow mom
ing; Extra copies may be procured from our
agents in Pbiladi Iphia, !'? iltimorc and other C lies.
Ifew?.Jersej Whig Convention
lion. Iii'-. Butler Kim. ol Georgiu having
been introduced to the Convention by Go**; Penning
Ion, gave a humorous an ount of the domestic iron
bies of the Loco-Foco Puny in his own State, andol
?he happy unanimity of feeling that pervaded the
Whig Party there as every "In n'. lie gave a gra?
phic dc .-rij.t 1..? ol ilw cold reception of M r. Win
Bun n in in- lasl Southern tour, an.I of the difficulty
experienced In finding anyone to welcome him ?
lie compared the present condition of tin- I.o Pi" o
chiefs to that of two men. who. in days when Tem?
perance did not prevail, having gone into a dark
room for the purpose of going lo heil. by accidi ni
got into the sinne heil ami mutually kicked each
other out. Mr. King was peculiarly h ippy in ins
alluHibil to ill., -e. ms recalled '-> ii..- National to ol
I by the mention ofTRKXTox, ami the common inter?
est ni ill portions of ihe country m the glory nchiev? .i
he ihe Revolutionary army in the battle-scenes ol
: that day. Alter speaking a very short time, lie
closed, and was succeeded by Hon. Enw ?Et>Si i.v
; LEV of .\. Carolina, who spoke in terms ol cnngra
1 tiilation oi ihe prospect ot ensting off the incubus of
Loro-Focoisni iii this contest, and ol the ehe, r;ti_:
ami utmost certain prospect of their election ot Mr
Clav. A motu; a number oi anecdotes illustrnlids
tif elfeci of Misrule in making the time sei in inter?
minable, he related the esse ol a in in who. being
asked if he had ever been in the Okelenoke Swamp,
r-pliei| Persy he hint spent Ihrer weeks there ???,
night. So the Administration oi John i'vler seemed
to nun in have lasted iliirtv yesntalreadv.
m~ j
i j?c;J Bishop Huguks's Second Letter on the
Moral Causes ihat have produced "The Evil Spirit
! of the Times," will appear in the Courier Sf En
! quirer of this morning.
FCXKRAL CeRKMOXIE-Tin- remnins of Col.
John Mills, who ell in the Battle of Sackett's
j Harbor. .May 2D, 1813, wer- received at Albany on
W'eihit si! iv and deposited in a vault in the Capitol
Purk with military honors.
New-York Sackku 3it/sic Soi ikty.?Tins >. -
ciety gives a Grand Concert -r tin- Tabernacle tili?
evenibg, which w ill be one-of the most attractive
entertainments recently offered; In addition to
the eminent abilities of the members of the Soci?
ety, we perceive thai the professional services of Mr.
and Mrs. Seguinand Mr.Sbrival have been secured.
With these claims upon public attention we shall be
surprized if there is not a full andfashionabh housi.
Can al Tolls.?The amaur.t of Toll- received i n
all Ute Caaals of this State from the opening ofnav
igation lo the22d instant inclusive P?ilavs) was
...... ? ~- S-'r 1.088 5"
rOtneitnof June last rear (38 dars).ii-.' 23 .?:
K\ee.i hi favor of IMt..~7*Ki <>ll 6l
"creasethere!?. of Mercbaudise from tide
water: A: Attain; and We?t '1'ro/.??s.Wu U>
< in Products tn.ai U .-tern States viz:
At Buffalo and Black Kuck.H.*!? -'.
Ai' aweRO. lU.^ts ''i
?_71 21
Lesi ms ul nil other offices, and beine, ?.n products of?:?~
Urn ^a:e.IU.SU 40
It will be seen that the lirst thirty-five days ol
navigation this yearvield an aggregate revenue of
hnlj a million of dollar-, against four hundred and
' eighteen thousand during tfie tir.-t thirty^eighldhys
j of last ye.ir. If we make the comparison fx tween
the firsi 38 days in each year, (estimating the toils
' for ihe 33d, 24th and 25ih .May of this year al .?'l I.
; 'Hiu per day,) we shall find that ibe receipts for ihe
I rirst 38 days in 1844 exceed in.,... of the correspond?
ing p-ri.'.i iu 1843 by tue s an of On>- llumlrt it and
Twenty-Four Thousand Dollars. [Alb. Eve. Jour
Charke of Mi roejl?On Monday last Danii I
T. Adams, a painter, who keeps a .-nop in Poy.
<ir;-.-. between Magazine ae.d t*ainp btrtrls. was
arrested at ttic request of Coroner Davis, on sus.
J picion <>t having caused the death of a Itoy
j named Edward Morand; From the general ru
I mor we learn that Morand was an ajiprcnticc of
j Adams, and that the day previous to his death,
i Adams was seen to maltreat bun in a vi ry cruel
! manner. The boy died about 12 o'clock on Ss.
, tnrday night las*., and was buried the following
; morning at about 7 o'clock. On the exhumation
.' of the body by the Coroner and his jurors, -eve
r?il bruises were found on the frame of the dc.
ceased, and the jurors in attendance came to the
conclusion that he had come to his death from
violence. [Nf. O. Pic. May 22.
BoiLER Bi p.sr.?< >nc of the strant propellers
on the Ime lictwecn Kingston ami Montreal, wns
blown up on Saturday or Sund ay last. The boiler
is said u. have odlapsed while the steamer was
passing Long Sault Rapids. Four persons are
represented to have been billed.
I I Judge Francois Xavier Martin sailed from
New.Orleans for France on the Taglioni, iMay 22.
Noule.?|2,700 had been collected in New
Orleans in aid of the poor sufferers by the late fire,
on the 21st?two days after the calamity.
TlIK F\KXi'tion on board the somers.?The
Somers tragedy is to come before the Supreme
[ Coiiit this wi ok, in the case ol Vs tlson vs. M ic
I kenzic, l?eing an appeal from a decision mule by
.Judge Kent, in a trial at ihe Queen's County
I Circuit Court. _ [Brooklyn Adv.
Tur liters Attractions ot the American Museum are
itnivini cnat hou.^r.. tirand pcrforu^uces ibm silcm.MUi ar.f
By This Morning's Mail.
Silas Wright persist* in declining-tt??1
r..i Vlcc-PreafOent. "
When we announced yesterday afternoon t>u?
Mr. Wnrnirr declined r:?!irirr behind J,smt., %
' Polk, our statement was widely contradicted or
d>tru<ted. Hut the midnight Mail wn6nut 09
correspondent's statement
The National Intelligencer of yesterday
" Mr. Wright wa En the Capitol whe?
in ?.?.< ol his nomination as Mr. Poix'j Wr p^
ident arrived there. Ho immediately reujnkjj
tirawi r, by the Telegrapb,.tha! lie oV-|;ae<j
the nomination^ The Convention, in rrp;r, ^
quested him to r<.nsldcr and -v! hdcnv ?a ft
;.:.,!. He answered again ? it his rr.ind
m tdc up. and that lie must peremptorily riecUra
the nomina?on. Me was then infrnnet^ ?
Tel? rr.iph. in return, that the Cunrcnrmi hsd
ourned for the day, but thst pr:r,r t? t;? ^
urnment ?? Committee ol five member* bad bet*,
ip ointed to come to Washington to owlet ?.t>,
him on the subject, and would be here :n a*
j morning."
The Globe, by its silence beyond stating fa
: fact that Mr. Wright declined, confirms th,
i abo ve.
We shall soon learn what the ' ComroiMeeof
five "hive been able to effect with Sil?. tf0
effort will be .-pared to breik him in.
CT The Globe gives in to the n.>rmoata<ior
Polk", but is very .-ore and ?uiky.
(LT Our report by yesterday's Day Ma? tty
j John Tyla had thrown in for lV'k i? noteon.
firmed by the Night line. John should ren, by
i all means. The Whigs must notbecneateeoa
j of a chance to do 'justice * tosomeof the culprits.
Latest firom Balltiuors ?Wrighthold,?,,,.
Comwondeoce ??(' The Tribune,
!!ai:<HiRi.Trtursde} M.-f-jj,
I t ;i.! you last night Uie way in which, onii*
: ninth and last ballot, the Several States ia fir*
i ?f p.ilk dropped into the ran!.- one by one, eari
j Slate through its speaker expressing deep regret
j that its favorite had not been s< Iected,bttt saying
j they would surrender tlicir first love with a bleed,
j ing heart, &c. with much more blarney of the
<amc character, so tu produce the united v>4e
, .if the Convention on Polk. To those who knew
! the deep hatred of the various sections totvarcr
' each other, it was a truly laugh iblc farce.
But Benj. Butler's surrender was the mo*t
: amusing: With a long face he professed to be
agonized at dropping Van and taking up Polk,
n i n, in fact, .t was New-York diplomacy that
j Uid hold of Polk. He said he was sore be eould
i carry New-York by 20,000 majority far Folk,
: He also stated that heb.id a letter in his pocket
from Van Buren, idling him to withdraw hu
name, il be found itnece^sajyordcsireble;bat)M
: had not told tiiis to any ol his colleagues.
rn the afternoon, Walkkr of Mist, spoke of :
! the great sacrifice New.York had made m with.
' drawing Van Buten, and therefore he named Soil |
i Wright for V. President, whom he highly nulo
j g x d as the Catoof ihe Union
tir. I.i ol Ky. ?ml he would now with,
draw Col Johnson's name for Vice; ho would do
anything to put down Whiggery; lie bled
Wright?but be would rather have a mm ?ho
had been in a fight, > \ > n if il was a rist.fignt.?
(L lughter.
DromgoolB of \ ... second! d the nomination of
Sil is Wright ami eulogized bun highly.
Alter tiie balloting was over fur Vice Pir?.
dent, .Mr. FribnooI N. \ said that Wright hn!
mill him he w 'u!<i not allow his name to betend
niider a ut eircuinstanees, but he (?elirvcd he
WOllId serve.
Cave Johnson sh.1 he w.is authorized br Mr
Rivesof the 'Globe* to pledge the support of ii
?h it paper to thenominalions ol Polk and Wriflit, I
rn.d a- to the recent atteck- m tde by the Gbbt *
On:the Southern and We-n rn mcinhcrsof Ceo. j|
greas, whyall that would be made right, to Ihe p
sutisfaction of all. [Laughter and a few bis**] r
Committee:- were then appuinti d to commnK \
cate to the nominee- the aeuon ..t the Ginvtr..
tion, and lo draft an iddress to Ihcpropietffbj
United States, and a set of resolutions illii-tntirt
of the principles of the party. But as these in
so thoroughly known tu you and root readrn,!
certainly shan't trouble mysell by writing out i
The ('?invention then adjourned tonnet?!"
o'clock this morning to hear from Mr. U'rijlit. i
possible, and to h'-.ir the I lhairm m's Valed ctorj
Mr. Wright's last answer last night wa*ib>:
he could not accept at present; bul the Nc*
Vork Delegation have pledged themselves to tb*
Convention that he shall serve; and .Mr. Bulk/
of \. V. went down to Washington in the night
to see- Mr. Wright and eet his assent
KiobtO'Cloi a A. V
? I must el'ise (,,r the mail?the Convention his
jiist. mi i. No answer from Wright yet
LtaTCI*.?It is raining und I have not tirae
to run back to the Convention, but .Marcus
Morton has just told me that Weigh! his ihm U
?.\i.rd this moniing that he trill notsltnifttYkt t
Preeidt nt, under <;//// circumstances,
'I Lilies in t'iiiliidi Ijihln.
i lorrespotulence ol tun Tribune,
Pun..;.ixnru. M r 9-f, *
Another Vk um.?I reerei lo record ihedbw
oi ii!...ti..-r i i- - ?-. S-.tr.vil?. rtawf
iiiie.1 about S3 year., iti-r n'neeflnc in ralmoie as""r 9m*
rron^boi wound received <>?? tin- au net. . v.iirnl ti"?
trStween4and5oVloek, al ho late residenee. nTmvmm
above Brown. The funeral of deceaMd will tat? p??*
.-un.iiiy mominc. it ". o'clock, tu jiris ia-a t? Win***, *
juiiiery i Mint]
St. Mn hai i'- Cm ri ii.?This edifies,d?o?T
ed by the mob in Keosinetoo, is aba tto .t-oiit ^J-l*
now encased j learine away tiie ruin), and attii* fRP1
tions are oaafcin* lor as uninedtate areciion.
Bica-m v.?Jam Fiioter, coiivit iedafewo?vs??*
in Ute t '..ort ofOuarter 8< ?? oos ot'ouamy. ha? buaii aaisMa***
to tteo days inipnsootnent. . .
A ? "o> ri- .-.ii.,-;-I /.??j.pi.ii, alia-* BraitWi
roeeatljf convicted oftba murder of CutJ? VO-?l. and now ?*J*~'
::i? tenbsflceofileatli, has madea fn i eonlessuia *<d:ft'Lu
son*, iu ?Ii eh be unpl ? ties Joseph Harns, ha naei?. J>jg
Johnson, and -me ..r two others. llarrMandJelawasjrwjw
in-ii-ul^ly arr.-tr.j an.! UmtOttled In the I 'oUStf rr*>0
itor]rof/eppon, however, is not eenwallr ?-rtlite>l. ?J'v;
entirely in opposition to the lai-t. brou(ht out
The parties anr all colored.
StaBBINK.?A man named Jnui-s L*usso.'
.nili.r. waiarrested 'ast erenlna t.w inllietinea ^'i*
in the arm of Jolin Ku lue i lafjairoi runedatJBI'S"
the u'.iuuil .. r,irr*i.:i-:r?! . ,:x ;?(?:?.us one.
Liiakge or Arson.?E ?s od simith, *
nth, wasnrrotei
ui ar-isin. in Arilin
t and heW to bail Ulis moraite aasd***
r?rel.> ihop in >..- t.,-Mr****1
\i kk Arrests.?Jos i ii C. I>ayme* tjm^t
on a choree of pan ? i, atins ul ? riuatst \ .zW*ty'
? ? VIM! I- :..r ?-,.,i,.- sstK?*
"l avaeuearH unsatafar?iry i-iisracter. AniS/srr hear?
t" t>e ii.-ul. Tno.1,3. I- , n ..... v-en helft W ***
jS??l ..n a .iinrre of Leinr eoTreerned .uthe rot?. _ m
Serioi sChargk.?A man named I liomastt**"
pion :,r., brooebl befire |;?. , , ; this nmcjor. *1
hartreolaitemptiostii i . . ? , n-un. sy pa*** ***
- Iiis d r. 'I'm-, -ii . -.- :ci...w uort?*??
eether mthe Navr Y'ard. Onampkm wai eoataiiss ??*>B
Horns by.?In the Criminal Court yesttr*J?l
Judge I'tn.mge ih liven-i: h.s "jp-n.on againstO*?
irrc-t of judgment in the case ofL C. U??ra?^'
rhe prisoner, on the application ?-f his CTaD*' j
obtained a su-. ension ofsenti n :c until tb'M*
the next month. [ \ . O. < '< in. Bulletin,?* t
fXP"Ata eetinc '' t- .. ? ? ? *?"?'-. ^
U-reUster. heW in pursaanoeof i.ahlic \
Hotel, in \\e?t Purins, ?n ttieith a.>!- i Use 9*r***"
'<? raotion, PRAA'C'S BARKETTO, L-i. waseau*
lb 1 r,and a.St. Joinsap|?^.>wts?arr. .fc^-sj
Ibe objee ol r'.c meeue: beias stated oy -"Jl?*!?
Ii...: ..... ... . I. -. ?? ' .-' ? ' )',?(?- ,
:.. .: res ' inminate Orfearj
I' et, IV ui Bayard John M..?r.'t. It ^"''ZTo I
Ii \- - i,. e .: . ?:... jj.ie.V-WikjasJ-J*
? I aee. awl reported K^^ffTlssi*!
* nstet \ ? Pres Is V.M. J. ?" B*S?5l n'-'
eher. !? rTreasor. r.Jobn M isratt : i.-r.-S~-retirvT.Js-'- '^.
. . U ? . .-, . j ,Cors?,affi"^iSrt
Irap; crd OfhJ In--iinre'eiir sn.l eniidurtfs|Oil?^^?-tf.
place. b> a onviuiUee. Oo rooOoo, Prasctf ^??SrJ2ia?l
M tier ?. .11 J - ip, I* et *??
I?t N K :.i. wen ? ' '?"'"SZ,-***
h. . maiee. ? h, ue.r.M.. PraiK.?Ban?
y .
\ .- - i?. m 1'? >
us. bjk! Stwanhj :uie Club, and rsawrted ??J^,,,; k
P?r.Corr>,-iii-ii-- r-...:n..t>..-. I1 ??: N- h- 'vVVir-j**
' ,,v,r''L it i35
i- r I orrespon.111 ? ? ? uimittce. l> <"'.. >? n- ' ? \r.*a*
J?s>up. Prentice Brown and II. C. BimrKoiS*, ^
i mraiUi e, Iv-t. VV ilhsni Bay ant. I?.ae I '^?f'^'Xair?
BenjrtnMo Keilr.ami l?r stesnnls. i^'^^'r^L^/^ts^
I re. I_ IV \'? ,-r v. . VV lie.. . ??. ?>-*'"J*vw
" ' t??m*
< hi motion. >t us. re?.,iw.i that ivr"^^^ V?*
inr he pubhshesl in the Hudson KtverCh-o?*"
bait] Pnbune. ^i*na&9X
Itcsolvisl. That Hu? nwiins aiij-Mim taroW"
lAhofJu-..! Ihe '-v-^l!S ? URETrt?. Ct-if-* [
\ .-t J' HIN. sS-cretary. ^yn? I
West Farms,2?th May. \Mt._
Try- Al many ate uitne bat? i ??' r,ztcU*l nt*
LVeal.oi.iou RvhiUm-i. 3SJ Broadway, ihe P?*?^?*? ?
inlorni all eoncen *?! ihst tn.~- ?n,> h^\e.?i<% ^^ ,rrsaS
t;t!e,l to freo Bdinis?:oo afterwtir.ls. it ?'w",'rlwl^llfty UU* '
?h > has not c-smI. Th- intererfwr ?anstiuo?,wr?Btmtat i
place mil rsodei this an agreeable aucocDceaico.
A lajy is in atteuaaace.

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