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CSEiT GATHEtfliG OF THK iDilACTBftt, HUE IttTMffAL ?UMUTK CONfBTnM, Ac., ftc., to. Hw PsritlM ?Cthe Nrty Kftrtl at Bt(W HHMIw-PIm (tar CmUiUk- I*e Uutu Um ChUutu-Bwl n?M of CM Omtm> ?l? H) McrMMbetMMaHd Cm* *Mm ? C?f>r>-Tl>t Know X?tlllwgl BtfctMkk, Ar^ &r. OVB SPBCIAL CORHESPONDBMCH. Qlobk Horn.. ) Sybacubk, June 11? P. M. f The National Democratic State Convention called by the State Committee of that section of the party wiH assemble in this place to-morrow. It will be the duty of thisbo<?y toselect candidates fer Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, State Treasurer Oaaai Commissioner, and State Prison Inspector; and a re-affirmation of the principles of the party, as well as a declaration of opinion apon the exciting political questions of the day, la also expected. But the expectations of men are often disappointed, and It has been wisely asked, " who can tell what a day ma/ bring forth?" The national democratic party stands well with the people of tha Stats, probably ax well as it did last autumn, when its ticket polled one hundred thousand votes. The assembling, then, of a conven tion which represents this hundred thaosand voters is a matter of importance to politicians throughout the country, ofiuelf; the present con dition of things, however, gives it ttill more interest, ar.J me j tend to mske it exciting. In lt&3, as our readers will all remember, By ra *uao was the sccne of a split between the hard and soft sections of the democratic purty? dlsaUectlou to the administration being the primary cause of the < fliculty. Two tickcts were nominated, and the hard shells, or national democrats, showed that they had what was better than the pat roii age of Princes or Presidents ? an abiding place in the hearts of the people. Their large vote was a convincing proof of the existence of this fact. Since that period various at tempts have been mide at reconciliation, and St. Tammany, acting under orders from Washington, would Hcvetal times have been willing to abase him self at the feet of lVter Stuyvesant. It is stated that Mr. Douglas, during his recent visit to New i York, attempted t > tiring about a fusion, and that the only terms that the hards would listen to were I those of an unconditional surrender; that is, the < sotts must take the hard ticket as a whole. No | coalition sould be thought of. The enemy was to ' be crushed, not compromised with. The hards say that the administration, mo?t anxious to help along this work, appointed Mr. John McKeon to be Dis trict Attorney, in place of Mr. O'Conor. The proceeding* of the convention to be held to morrow would go far to decide the matter. If the tioket then nominated were such that the softs could adopt it with any nhow of decency, many of them I were prepared to do it, and probably the great ma- i jorityof the party would be glad to make some j arrangement by which the threatened coalition be tween the whigs, the Kno ? Nothings, or political ' natives, and the Maine liquor law party could be defeated; the powers at Washington say the Stats must be saved, ai d We Custom House at New York is willing, or at least is In duty bound, to bleed freely for the consummation so devoutly to be willed. ? The enemy is strong ? he brings two new parties as battering rams against the democratic walls, which are not latterly quite so strong that * practicable breach may not be effected. So much for the preliminaries. The convention to-morrow will not he fulL It was called tos early in the season, and the farmers cannot leave their crops just at present. However, the attendance trill be sufficient for all practical purposes; and thongh the New York cKy delegation does not include many of the great lights of the party, yet the country has sent np some of Hs strongest men. The attendance of "outsiders" is not so luge as usual , and the lobby members do not gesticulate so fiercely In front of the hotels aa of yore. 80 far the proceedings have ' been conducted in a mild, quiet, gentlemanly spirit ?quite in contrast to the fierce disputes wnlch adhered in the memorable scenes at Brintaall's Hall last yesr. Then aM the ofiLe holders were about, and the odor of the flesh pots of Egypt assailed one's olfactories at every corner. Now, the only represen tative of the servants of Uncle Samuel is the re doubtable Captain Evaders, who was discovered in the cars at Albany tnis morning. He said he had ! Maited for Niagara, and was not aware that any i convention was to take place, bat he thought he i should wait over and see what was done. As a faithful shronkfor, your correspondent j is shUged to say that certain thumbs ' were applied Is certain noses, and rations . .orations were gone through with, when < the Assistant Surveyor spun this yarn. One or j two delegate* said something about "short boys;" ' and I really think that tf the captain were suddenly to become a modern Gny Fawkes, and try to blow ! op an entire hard shell convention, these peo ple would not be at all surprised, but would say that u was precisely what might have been expected from so tremendous n personage. Before this letter reaches you the lightning line ?will have conveyed to the Herald readers all. or nearly all. cf the proceedings of the convention, and therefore it would be idle to indulge in prophecies. The chief discussion to-day has been in reference to the candidate for t rovcrnur. Among the candidates mentioned were Judges Bronson and VanderbUt, Co!. James I* Curtis, Senator Cooley, Hon. David L. Seymour, and Mr. Seheh. -The first named gentle man was. of coorxe, a favorite with many; be is a martyr, aad martyr* are always entitled to a crown. Why not Jndge Bronsce, as well as John Rogers or Jerome J. Prague? Bnt they say that Bronson won't go into the contest, and put his time and [ money into it. which if a great difficulty, as things stand now. The Syracuse RipuMienn, the organ of l the hards in these part*, says very plainly, to-day, j that, as the softs can euslly raise #100,000 or moie for the election expeise*. and as the hards hare no such resource as the rafted Statas treasury to fall , back upon, they should be careful to nominate men who will go heart and soul into the matter. The Wends of CoU Curtis claim that he is the " di- ' eaticai' individual who will do this thing. At 1 the eleventh hour Judgo Vandcrbilt sent word that be desired to be " oounted out-' of the light, and the friends of Curtix, among them that indomitable *?ard, J. T. Swe*t, of New York, pressed his claims wBh renewed rigor. A caucus was he ld at the Globe Hotel? the great resort for ail parties, who manage to forget their animosities over one of WlnCon and Hutler s capital dinners? a caucus wu h?kl this evening to " nar monite." Great word that " harmonize. The roll of delegates was called, anJ th?>u the caucus ad C-ned, to meet tomorrow at nine o'clock. There been some talk abont resolutions, and many of ihe country delegates are afraid to back up the "Ne waska bill, so that question maybe dodged alto- | g? ther. A distinguished gentleman from the inte nor, whose name I shall not mention, had prepared * -tries of resolutions directed against the Know Nothing party, but I believe that he has been in duced to suppress them. What with two mich ques tion* as Nebraska and native Americanism, we might hare a little piquancy to relieve the tedium 1 of the convention, which now promises to be a* dull as the Castle of Indolence. However, as the Turks ?ay, " Hakulum I" (we thall sec.) W. Foil Report of tike InfarwUnt ProfMillngj. OV? 81'w'I U. RKFOBT. tfTBAOUOi, July 12? P. M. The State OonTf ntk>n of the national democrats MWbltd here today. The convention met at the New Corinthian Hall at twelve o'clock, noon, la accordance with the fol lowing oaJl ?TiTt ooraonw* or ro tumiui oawaucr. A State (nnitira of the national democnu-y of Kew York, cmimm4 ? i one delegate from rath Anwwiblj dia triot, will n held ia the eitf of Sttmsm on Wl<la?rfiT, the 12th da r of July, at 12 If , for the nnrnoee of aoml natlaf candidate* (or aueh 9tat? offline* aa am to be flUad at tha ant election, and for the traaracUoa of ?nen other bnafaaa* aa mar ooma before It. Albaay, April 13, ISM. Auflutnn flehaU, fonlre Ctler, Richard T. Mulligan, Tho? P. Saand??, John B Haaklo. John Rnger, ChAuacer 1*. Belknap , Burr B. Andrew*. Andrew fc. Hnffam, George Clark, Ward B. Howard, C. L Great, John 8 Nafaw, William H Cuyler, Jaaoea B. Fnada. B. Urnadaf Irman Tremaln, K IHrwln Smith, (levant kf Davidaoa, ii? Ward, A. Dallaa Walt, William G Br ran, Thomaa B. Mitchell Harmon 8. Cutting, Petnocratio State Committee Tha hall ia largr , W?U ntted up. and well venti lated .but it is no' auited to small conventions. The Ute Bali ia mt'.ch better. T D. niWIWM. <ra ' --'V'? 7.' fua of the convention, which noniratlon waa rati lied by the delegate. 8nbaeqt?e?tly, Meaera. Karl, of Herkimer, Babcock. of Chaalawi?ie, and Adama, of were appointed Secretane* /to tm. _ >11 of (Je'efrat" wa? then called, when one ? ix aajwrre1 to their nara?? J, n-i ufA rc\.<m ? ,? ji.f of Mr. (?'??:? f, <?>( m mm one <? ft " LjTV , , , / mittet, couisUng of M tsra. Storor, Aa'rewifcftd HMtmok. TV following U * correot IM of fie raijum AIMAMT. 1. Gmtvi Cuit, I Maftitfi, 2. Ljm.ia Treaaaia, 4 Oni|i friikt 1. 8. C. WUaon, t. Oalvia T. Chamberlain. noon. George Burr. ORiliMtll 1. R. H. Shaakland, 0. Thoaiaa J. Whw-ler. ami 1. FUjuh W llama, ?. A lex. Tkomp?m. 2- II e! aal S. Mvera, due CQCm. 1. J. R. I abcoek, 2. Qwim A. L?atec ouiivM. I vnuu Co reU. CWAMO. 1. Burr B. Andrew*, 3. Robert Maoett. ounw, F. 6. K. RuntU. . . COLUMBIA. 1. Jooepb D. Monell. 2. Henry A. Colli** OOHLATO. Frrtk. Hyde. DtLAWAM. 1 Henry L. Mitchell, 2. Edward McKenx e. Draw 1. .'eremi?h Green, 8. Garrett Van Kauren. 2. George P. Pel ton, _ an. 1 William Williama, 8. Horace Hoyt, 2. Ell.iah Ford, A Nathaniel k. Jmm. ?B, Winflow C. Watson. numa. Joeeph R. Flandera. riLTos * xD hammo*. Fa* Smith. 1. Julius A. South, 2- Luther Oroeby. OUUE 1. Samuel Dewey. 2. lUtlitw Tmwuu. 1. Samuel Url, 2. William Johnaon. maaoK. 1. Pear-on Mundy. 8. H. K. Burton. 2 E. C. Church, EJMJS. 1. Jeaeph Wtlaon. 3. Hear/ P. CurtU. 2. Henry C. Murjihy, Ltvnrorroir. 1. P. H. Biesell, 2. M. Seymour. LXW1S. No delegate appeared. 1UDUM. 1. Benjamin Enoi, 2. Jeremiah Cooper. H0NB01. 1. Horatio G. Warner, 8. John Murdoek. 2. Wm. E. Lathrop, MONTGOXKRT. 1. David Wood, 2. S. S. By. mr tork. 1. John J. Tait, 0. Robert Earl, 2. John Clancy, 10. Johh Doherty, i u. James O. 8mitb, 11. E. W. Glover, 4. John Y. Savage, Jr., 12. William Meehan. 5. Anthony X. Gallagher, IS. Wm. N Mclntire, 0. Tlioa. J Barr, 14. John Oaffrey, 7. John Mack, 1ft. Thomaa Rielly, 8. John Harrison, 10. Horace F. Clark. lUOAli. 1. H. McKay, 2. Charlea Molyneux. OKI3SA. 1. Samuel Beardnley, 8. M. L. Klnyon, 2, A. B. Bligh, 4. David Moulton. 0!?0*pA0A. 1 . Sanfortl C. Parker, 8. John M. Jaroox, 2. C. N. Potter, 4. Cornelius van Alatine. ONTARIO. 1. Peter Mitchell. 2. Thomaa M. Howell. 0HA.101. 1. John K Luwnon, 8. Samuel Fowler. 2- CalTln G. Sawyer, Alexia Ward. OSWKOO. 1. Deloa DeWolf, 2. H. F. Noyea. oraoo. 1. Jamea E. Dewey, 3. S. 8. Bowne. 2. John H. Prentiaa, Jameo D. Little. OR1SAX8. PXTTHAM. Qcraow. David R. Floyd /onea. Bioramro. Nathan Barrett. 1. Samuel Stover, 8. Alanson Cook. 2. Joseph Caae, ROCK LA XD. Thomaa Ackerson. UIA1NA. 1. Herman J. Qnackaabuah. 2. Samuel Chapman. F>CHK!?ECTADT. Thomaa B. Mitchell. scioBiam. 1. Treat Durand, 2. W. 8. Clark. BKinra. ? George 3. Conover. sr. lAwrssci. 1 . E. T. Swift, 3. Dariua Clark. 2. W. H. Sawyer, 1. Hiram Potter. 8. M C. Prindle. 2. I'erral C. Dininy, BCTFOUt. 1. GroavenorS. Adama, 2. Benj. T. Hutchinson. BCUiVAN. A. C. Niven. acnCTin. No delegate appeared. TIOGA. Jamea B. Howe. Toumm. C. L. Grant. VIA 1. Jacob P. Hardenburgh, 2. Joaeph 0. Haabrouck. Stephen Griflln. WAaDsvros. 1. Oliver Cook, 3. Clement M. DavUlaon. WATTfB. 1. Andrew* Preaton, 2. Ceo. W. Cuyler. 1. Benjamin Brandreth, 2. Edmund 6. Sutherland. WTOUM. Rnfaa H. Smith. Jobs L. Lcwii, Jr. On motion of M*. Bo with , the Chair appointed the following committee, consisting of one from each judicial district, to nominate officers for the convention : ? Diitrict No. 1 John Y. Savage. Do. 2 8. S. Downs. Do. 8 Samuel Dewey. Do. 4 C. If. Davidson. Do, 6 P. Fonda. Do. 0 D. Rrandrfth, Do. 7 The ma? Howell. Do. 8 William William*. Mr. Bowxc ? This committee will please meet in the iadiea' partor? (laughter)? at the Globe Hotel, at two o'clock. The convention then (one o'clock) took a recess nntil three. AFTCRIfOOW PRSSION. The convention assembled at three o'clock, and the Secretary called the roll) whereupon Uti dule g ates answered to their names. Mr. Stovm, from the comniitft e on 1 .mVttf. reported that George Carey weH <ls? ? <r.|' h j scat in this convention as a telega*; i*?o the itr4 district of Albany county. Mr. Bliss, the contestant in the ease, i-e'^fe re i*>rted upon, said that he had come here fttl/y be lieving txiat he was entitled to a seat -, and before he went away, he thought the convention should know the ta^a. He had appeared before the com mittee wV h affidavit* to prove his claims to a seat, whereas his opponent had only shown a copy of the Albany Argv.<, and used the statements of ita proprietors His (Mr. Bliss) was not aware that any editor or any paper governed this convention. Mr. Bowne? 1 rise to a point of order. I do not see what right the gentleman has to speak here. TheCnArn? It has been the custom of former conventions, when a gentleman appears as a dele gate, to bear him. Mr. Babnss (Chenanco)? I move that, as a matter of courtesy, we bear the gentleman. The Chair? The gentleman will proceed. Mr. Bi.iss proceeded to say that he ha<l boen regularly elected, but that alt sorte of thing* lial | been said about him ; that ho eonl l not afford to u pay for evidence before the committee. Ho hid . le?n charged wi:h being a whig; but he defle.l any body to prove it He bad also been rharged with being ?nt here by Peter Cagjrer, of Albany : he also demanded proof of that. Ha nod also been aecnaed before the committee of being bribed by the opposi tion. He believed he had always voted the national democratic ticket, and he dia not think that hit opponent (Mr. Carey) could *ay as mneh. He was aware that heaven and eirth were to be moved against him here to-day, and he ha<l come to see it. If he could not satisfy the committee, he would try the convention ; if not the convention, he would at leaat satisfy his own conscience. Mr. Baorci, cf Albany, alternate, asked permis sion to speak to the question. The Chair? The question will be on the reception of the report of the committee. Mr. Htovir, from the committee, said that there was only one point in the matter. It seemed that 1 the gentleman had been chosen after the District Convention had been adjourned bv ite regular chair man ; the convention adjourned for dinner, and In I the meantime another President was chosen by a ? number of the delegates. In the (minion of the com mittee, Mr. Carey was the regularly elected dele gate. The question being called for, the invention de- ! ? ided. unanimoualy, to agree with the -lommittee. Mr. Bowxr, from the committee on the subject, i reported the following list of officers, which was ' confirmed by the convention rakMi>r>T. SAXl'CL SEAR D8L1T . vies Robert Earl, Albany. R. ?? Chnreh. Jeffenwn, I>. 11 I '.?tJ Jcnee, Albany, J H- Prentice, I l.t man Tretniin Albany. Telir Mitchell, OnUri , li J Qa?ck*obufl>. S'toga. Rnfu* H. 3miU>, Wyoming. (?CRKUMB. ,lnbn 0*-??ey. Fn?r*m, Defcw* f>e Wolf, 0?w ngn, Jkme* n iJttw Putnam. H f Mltohett, Delaware, ,*r>?e' h *??>??? RsB^KStoer. M t'svn r?ur. IJ? tafWn. f'alfia C? '?, V>*a?hlngt( j. ?' R Hakcoet Ohaatae?jne y Jj .., n ,v r >1 lr> | V M?i ?f of V i.-? .satesrasa ftayggs! Jnd|t IfciiWiiT wii wotrM ntlk ood h4 long bomHiwH applanaeaahe pnotedtd to take the chair. Judge Bhaiuwlxt Mid : Oeotleeoen of the Con vention, I reiuru to yon my grateful acknowtedg menta for the v try ditftingnfehed part yon have called upon me to take in the deliberations of this bod/. It is Indeed ? very high honor to preside over a oon ventionraoh a* thin, and I shall endeavor to die charge the duties incident to the position with fUrneea and impartiality. Gentlemen, it la a pceiiloa of whioh any one might be proud In this cooventiou, aa 1 think, we find the delegates of the only true national democracy of the State of New York. (Cheer* ) By thla assertion I do not mean to throw oeoaue on any man or bet of men who may call themaetves whlgs or democrats, but I say that we have here the men who stood by I'rtai dent Jackson, and upheld his administration in its peril, and who have since been firm and consistent in their support of the principle** of the psrty. (Great oheenng.) The representatives of those men? the national democrats of this State? are to be found on this flo r ? (Applause) ? men who are ready at any and at all timts to stand by the coun try and support its beat interests. (Cheers.) But, gentlemen, we have not come here to compliment each other. Individually we can take care of our selves very well indeed. To the State and to our constitnenta we owe a high and holy duty. In 1847, seven ears ago, the first difficulty in the party commenced, for, pi-evious to that time, we had been united and generally triumphant. A fire-brand was thrown into the convention at that time in the shape of the Wllmot proviso, and those who were here at that time? I was not? will toll you of the exciting seems that transpired. The nation al democracy, however, again rallied to the support of their candidate, General Cass, although a portion of the party seceded, and at Buffalo put in nomina tion a man who had once been an honored exponent of our principles. Since that time, the history of the party ha* been a talc of bribety, trickery and corruption. The year 184!) was called the year of "union and harmony," (laughter and applause,) but toere could be no union cf men with adverse intercut* and different views; consequently, we have had nothing since that time but attempts by one section of the party to outwit the other, until last year, when our friend* saw fit. wisely, I think, to cut the connection. ( Ap plause.) Now we stand here as the representatives of the old Jsckson democracy, and we should stand firmly, restating all attempts' at coalition with any other party, attempting to build up the part j by some other means. (Applause) We, with others, at the Baltimore Convention of 186'2, endeavored to obtain the nomination of a distinguished Western Senator, but I was glad to wltneHa the election of Mr. Iierce- I had known him as a member of Con gress, and had, 1 believe, fallen into a great error : with regard to him. (laughter.) I hod believed that, as ne behaved well in Congress, be was fit to be trusted with the office of President. I was very I much mistaken. (Renewed laughter.) In Congress General Pierce was respectable; as President, I leave you and the world to say what he is. (Great laugh ter and applause.) His inaugural was well enough; but there appears to bare been a marked dif ference between his acts and hi* declared intentions. His published principles seem to point in one direc tion, and his practice in another. (Applause.) I think that this opinion will be shared by all who call themselves democrats. Gentlemen, we have nothing to hope for (torn this administration. We should : then endeavor to build up the national democratic party, and look to the next election for a President , with a wise head, a faithful heart, and a strong arm. Once more 1 thank you, gentlemen, for the honor | you have done mo in calling me to fill this high po- i sit ion. Judge Beardsley resumed the chair amid loud , cheer*. Mr. Mcbfht, of Kings, moved that the Chair appoint a committee of sixteen ? one from each judi cial district ? to draft resolutions for the considera tion of the convention. Mr. Bowks desired to ask if this included an ad dress? The Chair? No, it does not. The question being put, the motion was adopted, and the Chair appointed the committee aa fol low* : ? Dist. 1? Horses F. Clarke, Win. N. Mclfltyre, 2 ? Henry C. Murphy, O.O. BotherUad, 3? Archibald Klvrn. Lyman Treuksine, 4 ? Tho# B MltcbsU. Joseph R. Flsnderl 6? Pearson Mundy, Uelosj Ds Wolf, 6? Frederick Hyde, 7 ? MiehalS. Mjers, George W. Cny!er, 8 ? Elijah Ford. Alexis Ward. Mr. Tremaiw, of Albany, said he rose to make ? motion previous to the retiring from the hall, of the , Nominating Committee, and he desired that they should stay and bear it, ss it was a matter of some importance to them. The gentleman then proceeded in a glowing eulogium upon Judge Bronson, and closed by moving that this convention do now pro ceed to nominate by acclamation for the candidate of the national democracy for the office of Governor, Greene C- Bronson. Mr. Smith, of Genesee, said tint he would second the motion with a great deal of pleasure. (Great applause.) Cries of "question !" "question !" The Chair ? Gentlemen of the convention ? The chairman's voice was drowned in calls for the 3 neation, amid laughter and applause. It was the eaire of the delegates to prevent him from an nouncing that he held in his hands a letter from i Jqfep Bronson positively declining to accept the nomination. The Ch a ir? Gentlemen of the convention, when I inform yon that this is a matter touching my per sonal honor, you will not refuse to hear me. [The convention became more quiet.] It wonld be wrong for me to conceal the fact that I have a letter from | Judge Bronson, which should be read before this vote is put. A Delegate? Mr. Chairman, I move that the reading of the letter be postponed until we vote upon tne motion of the gentleman from Albiny. The Chair? The convention will, of co irse, act according to its own pleasure, under the circum stances. The question having been taken, the last motion was adopted. ^ The question recurred on Mr. Tre main's motion, that Mr. Bronson be nominated by acclamation, which motion was carried unanimously, amidst en thusiastic chcers. Mr. Barker, of Chenango, move! that the conven tion do cow take a recess till half-past 0.. Mr. Bowne desired to bear Mr. Branson's letter; but the convention voted to postpone Its reading until after the recess. The motion of Mr. Barnes was carried, and the convention took a recess accordingly. EVENING SESSION. The convention re-a?sembled at the appointed j hour, and the roll bavin e been called, it was ascer- ? tained that a majority of the delegates was present. Mr. Stover made an inquiry as to the Committee on Resolutions. The Chair had no information on the subject. Mr. Stover said, be supposed the convention wonld have to remain in session to morrow. (Cries of " no, no.") Mr. Chapman, of Saratoga, said be desired to , know what disp osition was to he made o i Mr. Bran son's letter. A Voice ? Let's have the letter. Mr. Stover moved that a committee of two be appointed to wait on the Committee on Resolutions and ascertain when they would h- ready to report. The motion was adopted, and the Chair appointed Messrs. Stover and Chapman as said committee. Mr. Howi:ll, of Ontario, had a prcq>osition to ' make relative to Mr. Bronson's letter. He submit ted a resolution to the effect that the letter be not resd licforc the convention, but that a committee of three be appointed to wait on Jndsre Bronson and inform him of hLj nomination, and that this com mittce hand the letter to him. He said that as the letter was written before the nomination waa niaae, the position of the writer had been changed, and be now belonged to the party; and at this crisis he had no right to withdraw his" name wheu the party de sired to use It. He thought It would do no good to have the letter read, and preese J the adoption of his resolution. Mr. Bowne desired to ask if the coons now pro posed waa entirely respectful to the nominee. He haa written a letter addressed to the preaident of this convention , and it wonld be disrespectful to htm not to allow it to be read. Why are weafraid of it? Nothing has ever yet emanated from that pen which any democrat need be afraid ofc ( Ap plause.) I did purpose to move, as a matter of policy, to lay that letter on the table, and substltnte for it that which he wrote to the butcher of Ken- | tacky. (Applause.) Bat the iecond sober thorght i came over me, and I changed my mind. I think there is something ia that letter which will cheer us, and we should have it read. I am opposed to j the it solution. Mr. Howki.i. paid that the gentleman from Otsego had mistaken his views. He did not imagine that ? Oreei:? C. Bron-on could write anything that either be or this convention could be ashamed of. The only question la, whether or not we sho'Jd, after nominating him, read and take action on a letter which was written previously. 1 trust the resolu tion will be adopted. Many Voices? Th? letter! the letter? A Drum, ate moTed that Mr. Howtil* resolution lie on the tabic. Mr. Bownk ?aid it had been antfgested thtt thla i w?* a private letter, and if we p^lh re to the nomi i at U n, it would not be proper to have It reod In ;4iblfc or printed in the public. 5our ale. it mieht, | theicfcrc, be Improper to have It r??ad he-r. It mM t lw rtaftf r be i ommvaicated t j tho < onvoutioii llr. ( Mrs, of l>ute',?Mw nnved tl?"t I'm* re- '.i The On An MM that MMMhar saotisn was pending. the last was natja mf. The qaastisa was UlaaaZSiaM*ientolar?n The nti being MM, H ne taken to ynas Hi 0* Ti, when the motion waa let a to f L The OoeuslUee on BeettaUwi having raUrmed, the oousiderattoo of the reeotutton efMr. Howett wee ixln hmh! Mr. Btotu, from the ooeanHtee on the enk^ot, stated that he bed succeeded fat eutuiif the Chairman of the Committee en Beeoloti? e. (Laughter.) Mr. Mtmrar, of Kinga. ohairmaa of the oeauMt tee, eald that the committee were onaataMve In re potting the resolutions. [Sliced/ pabHehed.) The resolution in favor of the Nebraska Mil wee received with considerable enthusiasm. After these reeolntiona were read, Mr. OmAirr, ef Tompkins, attempted to read a resolution, bat net being able to master voice enough, he retired in great disorder, %*d eaid he wonld withdraw the re solution. The convention then proceeded to nominate a candidate for Lieutenant-Governor. The candidates were aa follows:? E. Darwin Smith, of Monroe; Klijah Ford, of Erie; Stephen B. Cashing, of Tomp kins; Allen M. Sberman, of Orange; Themte M. Howell, of Ontario, and John Wlllard, of Saratoga. On the first trial, 116 votes were cast; ef these, Mr. Ford had 55, and Mr. Smith, 29. Mr. Srovaa moved that Mr. Ford be nominated by acclamation. Objected to, and loet. On tbe second ballot, Mr. Ford received 81 votes, and subsequently his nomination was made unani mous. The convention then proceeded to vote for a can didate for Oanal Commissioner: ? OUrk Boraham, of Cbenango; Jeremiah Cooper, of Madison; Henry 4 J. Allen, of New York; Alexander Ten Broeck, of Albany; F. C. Dininy, of Steuben; William Halsev, of Tompkins, and James E. Cooler, of New Yorfc. On the first trial, Mr. Burnham had 47 votes, Mr. Allen, 21, all others 36?104 votes cast, and there was no choice. An umraccessfal attempt waa made to nominate Mr. Burnham by acclamation. Mr. Claucy, of New York, who had nominated Mr. Allen, withdrew his name. Mr. Dininy and all other candidates were afterwards withdrawn. The call of tlie toll was then suspended, and Mr. Born ham was unanimously nominated. Tbe convention proceeded to vote for a candidate ; for State Prison Inspector. The following named perrons were announced aa candidates: ? Henry Storms, of Westchester; G. W. Pomeroy, of Cayu ga; Mr. Cennett, of Rensselaer: Abraham Varnum, ! of Livingston; W. A.Walsh, of Dutchess; John R. I Smith, of Monroe, and Joshua P. Smith, of Suffolk. ! On the firbt trial, Mr. Varnum had 46; Mr. Storms, 2S; Mr. Pomeroy, 24; Mr. Gennett, 7, and 11 scatter ing? there was no choice. Joshua P. Smith's name waa withdrawn, also that of William A. Walsh. On tbe second trial Mr. Vamum had 77 votes, and his nomination was made unanimous. Tbe ticket waa now complete, aa follows: ? For Governor? Greene C. Bionson, of New York. For Lieutenant Governor ? Elijah Ford, of Erie. For Canal Commissioner ? Clark Burnham, of Cbenango. For State Prison Inspector ? Abraham Varnum, of Livingston, Tbe delegates from the several Judicial districts now assembled to nominate the State Committee for the .ensuing year. The nominations were made as follows: ? District.'. lsf ? Augustus Schell, Richard T. Mulligan, James S. Libby. 2d? Russell Smith, Samuel Fowler, Grosvenor S. Adams. 3d ? John >8. Nafew, Lyman Tremain, John S. Fonda. 4th? Lorenzo D. Brook, Oliver Cook, Thomas B. Mitchell. 5th? Benjamin Carver, G. S. Andrews, Joseph M. Lyon. 6tb ? Burr B. Andrews, George Clark, William Halsey. 7th? F. Darwin Smith, F. C. Dining. M. S.Myers. 8th ? Harmon S. Cutting, E. A. Lester, W. G. Bryan. A Dblegatb moved that the letter from Judge Bronaon be now read. Mr. Howell moved that the convention do now adiourn sine die. Mr. &.AMCT, of New York, hoped that the last motion would not prevail. If this letter was sup pressed it would gain as much notoriety as the cele brated scarlet letter which Gen. Pierce wrote to the BuSklo Convention. (I-augbter and applause.) Mr. Clancy said that the people had a right to know the contents of this letter, and if there was anything wrong in it they also had a right to hear it. Mr. Stove* was in favor of reading the letter. A Delegate desired to know to whom the letter wss addressed. The Cbaie? To the President of the Convention. Mr. Howell ? I have desired that this letter rhould not be read ; bat if older and wiser people de sire it, 1 withdraw the motion. The question waa then put on a motion to read he letter, and it was carried? Mr. Howell alone voting in the negative. Mr. Tram* rvf4 (he letW, which was pub lished in festerday's Herald. Resolutions weie adopted, thanking the prtprie* ora of the ball for tbe use thereof? tendering the acknowledgments of the convention to the officers for the fairness with which they had discharged their duties? requesting Congress to make some appro priation for the widows and orphans of the officers siid soldiers of the war of 1812, and for suoii sur vivors aa may stand in need of provision? recom mending the ticket to the favor of all democrats throughout the State, and endorsing the Syracuse Republican aa the organ of the bard sheila in the central part of the State. Then, at 10 o'clock P. M. the convention Adjourned without day, after giving throe cheers for the nomi nations. So ended the hard shell convention. Good feeling and unanimity governed its action throughout, and New York, perhaps, never had a more talented as sembly of prominent politicians. Terrible Explosion and Fortunate Racape. A correspondent of the Utioa Ilrrald, writing from Waterville on the *th inst., furnishes the par ticulars of an explosion of powder and fortunate escape:? On the morning of the 5th of July, aa the WatefWUe military company, with their field-piece, waa returning from Hamilton, where they had been to assist in t!ie celebration, and within about three miles of home, two of their company, sitting npon the magazine of the gun, met with the n?st re markable adventure we ever witnessed- Tne con veyance of the company consisted of four double teams, two of them on a wagon, and two on the K, and about fifteen roda in advance of the other, p pea:* that the gun caps, either through negli 8 nee or Ignorance aa to their nature, were left In ) e magazine, containing six and a half bags of powder, of two pounds each. We suppose the mo tion of the gun over tbc road ground the cape to gether, producing a friction which tired them, tlras igniting the powder, and all blew up with a terrible explosion, easier to be imagined than described. The air for ceveral feet around presented one con fused mass of buffalo robes, cushions nfid fragments from the inside of the magazine. There was so mu<*b smoke it was impossible to see whiit became of the unlucky occupants of the seat; but as it cleared away we discovered one of them getting up from the ground, and tbc other half a mile distant astride one of the wheel horses, his clothes on lire in several places, and exhibiting the tallest sped- , men of flying artillery we ever saw. It appeared ( upon inqniry that the driver wan blown up the length ot the reins, falling back on the pole to tbe gun, and ifterwnrda getting on one of tbe horses and succec .ed in flopping them. Bnt the most re markable of all cobody waa seriously injured, al th ugh one of them is somewhat stiff. To many this may ge m inoreAuloua to barn thirteen pounds 01 powder beneath a parson or persons without rs'-.sinrt their instant destruction; but one acquainted ttivh the principle and -strength of the magazine, and taking into confederation that the clasp confin ing the ecver must give way first, that one pound of powder might be sufficient to break it, while ten pounds would add but little to its force, they must oncelve that St was j<esalMc, although a most ro narkable and fortunate instance. Tbe report of the ? xp) ?ion was a dull heavy one, and heard for some miles, and its effect on the wheels was such they ror.M scarcely trxiv* next day. The driver's oom ponioa, soon after getting off from the ground, ax pressed a rop-ei that his associate should have Earted company with him so unceremoniously; ho ad no tone to bid him " good bye." Tkrtublk Rail*? ad Accimskt? F sjohtptl Lur of ah ENorxr. u?? Bagoaqe Cah ? Yesterday af ternoon a terrihla accident occurred on tho Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, at a distance of about fifteen miles beyond tabaaon. Ill* The coustruc tion train was passing out to the end of the road aa fv aa it ia constructed, laden with five or six car loads of the heavy T roil, nnd when passing ov.'r the eight hundred or a thousand feci of trus sel work w}uch crosses Shoal Creek Bottom, at akont 4 o'clock in tbe afternoon, the tlmhcra gave way, and precipitated three or four of tho cars, , with a number of laboring hands, rpon the ground, some fifteen or sixteen feet below. The smash up was tenible. Borne fifteen or sixteen persona were badly isjuned, one of whom died a short time after the accident, and was brought to Caantjrvfll*, and buried last nn ht. A boy was picked up from bo ' ncath some eight or ten of tha heavy rails, but ta tbe astonishment of all, was not dangerously injured. He happened to fall in the mud, tin soft neat of which presyved his life. The loomotive etcaped injury. Wnen the eng*jieer the t rna el work begin togivewny.be opened si! the valves *n n sect nd, which shot tlie engine clear over tho fating timbers, and al-o drag gel over one or two of tin- 1 i>fgsjie tars. We have hcara nothing as I ? oJ in its ard to tbe persona hurt by the acci V ' > . ft i tl it fslal Injuries have brc? an ' w l b ? . r y rl il I K/u Int'-Uig"-' "'?* , J'n'tl fc?f M. ?r at John* l to* pbw wWMne ?*?, aad < by between two Mi three tkoasaad this excellent iantituttou via fin* opeaed for Ike iartraetiea gt youth. has M kttOi- ' rttmrj ? that ere* been attended with neb gratl- I /> iBf results m thsae which marked the celebration 1 yerterday. It at present uakn o*ar twe hundred i papUs, among whom int* be found natirei, not i only of thia country, bat of Mexioo, variou* parts | of Sooth America, u4 Europe. The admirable I thowngh and comprehensive system of Instruction ^ freulty, iua already obtained for It ? wide qiread oeiebrity, and it now eqjoys a reputa f?* whieh might well excite the envy of some of oar oldert institution*. ? The exercises yesterday were aore^tbaa nsually interertlng, and although they ?*** w ttmr boon, the atteatioa of the aa ^ to flag. The sky, wbloh la S<.lS!L5^10C52 7 ww* * t*??*enlng "peot . brightened yp about boob, and everything appeared auspicious for the occasion. "ITie company were ^ of w h i^TnTth Bhade 01 * 1*r** teot? ** on* !hfip<rrf7 ***** WM w*oted for the students and the profeaaora. Among the crowd you could recognise the relatives by their earoeat ltotouvStaSninettblt>thOT.^>peM*<l np0D tbe mage to take part in tie exercises, or to receive at the bands of hla teaoher tbe reward of his industry and talent. We noticed several who fairly stagger J*1 nnder t^lrfcad of premiuma, hot who wouldnot have wished it less on that account. A hanny dav it was for then, and they will often, amid theoaree ?ndjtarm?n ?f life- look back upon it with mingled emotions, of pleasure and regipt. Among the ccmpany we noticed Archbishop Hughes, Very Rev. Dr. Starft, Bey. Messrs. Quia, Vjuaitiers, Donnelly, and many other clergymen. The exerciae commenced with a debate on "Law, ita existence, origin and sanction," in which the Rowing graduates participated: Joseph Kerrigan, Richard Brennan, John Manning, P. Plowden Mor rough, Charles Duncan, and WUDam Donnelly, who acted aa chairman. It would be next to impomlble to give, in oar brief report, even an abstract of a debate which consumed nearly two hours. In justice, however, to thoae who took part in it, we fay ??/ that we consider it one of the ablest, most learned and philosophical which we have listened to on any similar occasion. It displayed not only an intricate knowledge of histoiy, law, molality and religion, but an acquaintance with the nature and character of men Car beyond that which we would give young men just graduating from oollege credit for possessing. The object of toe discussion was to prove that there could be no such thing as complete and unrestrained liberty; that even tbe boasted equality which is claimed for all men. has really no existence, and never can have In this world; that authority, when it ia swayed with justice, shall be obeyed ; thit the liberty to do good is the only true libei ty, and that the principle that should govern the conduct of men is that set forth in the great command of the Saviour, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Although we aw rouble to publish the debate, we give the followlajr Humming up or decision of the Chairman, Mr. Don nellj , which, we have no doubt, will be read with intercut: ? Lad iks anb Gbntlkmkn? Our task la brought to a close. Many are the useful and wholesome lessor s we shall derive from the strange wander ings, the humiliating aberrations of the human mind, of whioh he have endeavored to sketch aaad and sickening picture. The words liberty, progress, equality? which have rung in our ears?have served no other purpose than to toy bare errors aa insane in their principles as they are baneful in their con sequences. Borne seem to delight in the cruel plea sure of stripping human liberty of its most anblime K attribute ? that of being a liberty enlightened and ded bv reason. Others, in the name of progress, ?t of having it in their power to rear a temple to Humanity, uie foundations of which they under mine beforehand; while others, by an entirely oon Pret*nd to bring all to one and tbe J5L' hy, mapptog M1 the tie. of justice p^vvSi'isBBrLt es with the same censure. She forbids the saorUe. fisrswr ffAx: claims rights which man cannot renounce without renouncing his own natare. By teaching us to fix andunwinking eye on the extent of tbe field ot oar free dominion, authority marks out to tbe second the sacred limits which they could not overleap without folly and without crime. Ia point ing out the rooka against which those man ana void ably strike who are bent on aaiUag without the l ?f ?e*P?rienoed pilot? in revealing the re* rful inequality which may await us at theend of our racc? justice, like a beacon light, inspiring at tmce hope and tear, speaks to all the last word of J**> ?ad forever the problem of right and authority. Give far, 0 nan, to the lessons of wi?> dom. Knowcst thoa whats6al Oh been set w that reason which enlightens thee eoncerning the existence of law ? A breath divine haa together hkencn of thy Maker. Oh! m not crael against ihyy?lf ? t?r not away the diadem with which it is crowned; do not in the name of a false freedom trample with a scornful foot upon the sceptre of the nnlveree. But while thou respectwt the sabUiae faculties with which thoa art adorned, beware of concentrating within thyself an admiration which re.terred 1 wgber sphere. Beware lest ttoon blaspheme the power and tbe rights of the Creator, while thou loeest the consciousness of thy dependence. Wo to the proud, who in the vain con templation of his own dignity and his strength nurses a liaise confidence and promises of a chimerical hanni neas. WMle wishing to be free, and to soar too high be hovers over an abyBs^nd his daring flight beoomea tbe most certain presage of an approaching fall and of inevitable rain. Gentlemen, may the truth in behalf of which we have raised our voice; may tbe law so well characterised by the angel ef the schools in these three wonlsi- ? A dictate of reason tbe aim of which Is the common good, and promnl S tad by him who has the care of society;" may b find a faithful echo through the length and bfeadth of our beloved country. The citizens of these Lnited States will learn at the school of wis dom that law cannot be violated, that authority can not be eet at nangbt, nor justice braved, without aiming a blow at society Itself. To procure the tri umph of this truth shall ever be to raise a new trophy to tbe glory of religion an J of our country. After the debate, an eloquent and affooting vale dictory address was made by Mr. Joseph Kebriuaw and during its delivery many an eye was moist, as. In the name of himself and his fellow-graduates, he bid farewell to hia respected teachers and beloved alma mater. AS ^ tbe ffradnato? was next made by the Rev. Father Lammix, S. J., in the course of which he spoke of the gi eat neccesity that existed for col iepute institution*, and a higher system of education than that taught in our public schools. He referred, in a happy strain of hnmor, to the college life of those who were now leaving tbe institution, and con cluded by urging upon the Catholic oommunlty tho great importance of sustaining educational estab lishments like that of St. John's College. A few remarks were also made by Mr. Morhooh, whose son distinguished himself in the debate to which we have alluded. When the speaking was flnijhed, Father Larkin conferred degrees on the following graduates:? B. A. ? Wm. Donnelly, of New York; Richard Lrennan, do.; John Manning, do.; V. Plowden Morrogh, do.; Charles Duncan, Montgomery, Ala.; George RimsaJ, \etv York; Andrew J. Rodrigue, Ho Uaysburg. Pa.; Michael Kerrigan, New York; Philip Haveny, Ilugacsburg, New Vork; and AlcJe A. A toe ha. M. A ?John Young, Brooklyn, L. I.; Amedce >aUble, New^ork; Jolm F. McQuade, Washing ton, D. C.; and John KLMcMahon, do. Tbe next pleasing task was tbe awarding of pre miums, of which at Irast five hundred were disti l bl^TdV J1 WM cerUlcI7 not the least interesting part of the exercises either to the popils or audience ,n amasiag incident occurred during its continuance to keep the audience in good hamor Wl* mf> the bright, nappv fsces of the nu^ils as they received their gifts from the Unde of tbe President, or some particular relative or friend. Thia terminated tbe exercises, which were TBrtad, we shoald state, with tbe performance "f."001? ?f*^e beet selections from Donizetti and other fawrite compeeers, by an excelleat band. A class of the pupils, under tbo leadership ef Father *1#0 eBtertained the audience with eome capiteJ hinging. -vi"?1 ^ }he company proceeded to the chapel, where %Tt Dcum wa? c haunted and becedic . |>^'nou,nc*d h7 tbe Archbishop. "Thus termi nated the ninth annual commencement of St. John's College. , PnrvExn?nj a DraL. ? On Monday an anouymona ^tterwas received at tho Marshal's office giving | Information that a deadly combat with pistols was ' about to take place between Capt. Ritcher And Lieut. Van Kssen, formerly of the Prussian army. Subsequently, a complaint was made by Lieut. Van Ef?ta, before Alderman Kenney, of a challenge haviag been sent to him by the Captain, and a war rant be'.ng issued, he was arre-ted, and held to ball in ISO* to keep the peace.? Phtladtlphia Iw/virtr. ! Annr=T or Ay AuroKn HcotwraBL. ? A man ' styling htm?elfUe Rev. G. W. Adams was arrested ; at FrJttin, Dtre Co on Wedne<?day. He Is ehargrd witli absroniting fr< n N-w Hampahiru witli ? (led <o Mrs Templeton for tluj ' f'her < ? > f eu bv 'tie No 'vtlk *.nrr.4 1 .v.; IJoudcU by AlIr-4 Own. Chief Knguieor of the DtMilant. Id eaeof these mwgafailtiM Mr KB seventy OppOMd lb* Cnatton of k paid ll?fc| Ml os ti?e ruin* of the present system, to whin reflected tk* opinion* of the Bmmi *( Niw (?nhMii. end the department at lam. I new ,ov (hi proceedings of the Reorder tojmiiW eo**po**d of two mfttWfi fronc In i trticlw from tht' Fx riwen'l Jmmm ami 4 *11 of which, lite Ur. Carson, etronfly . _ Are toMrtuMt. Tte t itrmm'i JmtntM inform* us (to fliTbngoc'e* of Loudon da not tmtM Ami about the etfrication of firemen fro*a barning ruins, salary *" ' only motive for beoomiag firamea, aad btcun bar* not the patriotism u4 manlr of volunteer Oretnea of New York I or tW brulsef burning comrade*, to whom jwumfc negnutt ?alt Utti to propose ? salary to thsir set vices Swidov Mercury Intimate# that moroeesry iPOOal apiilieo the Ant spark to thaaa disastrous coo4a?ra that bare reduce, tba commercial heart of our cou to ashes duriug the paat twentv jtan, and ptu widow* and orphan* and honorable merchants into trievable ruin. Tho firemen hare bmaoit u|i accused of theee inhuman crisaee; and I lend tho r* ii a compilation that the oitizens of Nov Tori mar the defence of the Board of Boproostotir**? that mar read important fact* respecting the demerits raid fln department, and learn tho true WWW Oi Sn Mi gnaPHWfH. RRANC .lama* L. Millar, Eaq offered tba following praaa aad resolutions, at a meeting of thoB-ard of Reproof tire*, which were unanimously adopted ? Where a*, The pesos and quietness of oy oity I recently bio disturbed by the mo*t disgraceful aad raceous conduot of several companie* belonging to deuartv. eat. and the said riotous proceedings oocui oo^theSnbbath day, i? th. mo*t puWc thonaghfar thecity.it la therefore dae to tho public, as mill the re/pectable portion of the department, that this shoald take some action that would effectually pre the recurrence of such scenes aa were enacted to Bi way on two eucccisive Sundays within the pa* week*. An& Whereas, the enemiaa of the Fire Department making the moat strenuous effort* at the preaent to deatroy ita character and efflcienor, and in fee Ttry existence. for the pnrpoae of building upo ruin* a paid department, and the position that I pa rile* nave taken ia materially strengthened by acta of the many disreputable person* who hare p admiaaion into oar ranks, either through poll nfluBDce or the want of a proper investlgatloi thtir character previous to their appointment. Whereas, the charitable Fond of the Fire Depart i of this city, having since ita organization been: liberally supported by oar feilow oltlsens, It is oerti due to them that those of ita members who still an interest in its respecUblllty, should endeavor to p it of the disorderly and riotous portion of its mem in order, that it may be restored to the high posit* has heretofore occupied in the estimation of the pi AlWhereaat The Common Council of this city has api ed a committee to report on the necessity of a re-oi cation of the Fin Department, and said commute* in* Invited thia body to appoint a committee to with and oonfer with them on the subject, and ai hoove* us tofwatch with a jealoua eye every men that may be made to alter or destroy our preaent e ration, be it therefore Beeolved, That the representatives of the Fi pertment of the city of New York, do hereby pledg selves to our fellow citizens to us* every exeri effect the removal from our organization of all di? ly, riotous, and otherwise disreputable persons; at to adopt such measures aa will preclude the post of such characters being admitted into our rank liter. Beeolved, That we pledge ourselves to the Urge ity of the members of the department, who still deep interest in it* reputation and permanenoe, t< every effort that may be made, whether from pelii mercenary motives, to deatroy our present orgao and institute a paid department; for in the su< such a scheme, the widows and orphans of our d companion* would be thrown upon the cold chat an unfeeling world. Resolved, That a committee of five be appoii this body to meet and confer with the oommi1 pointed by the Common Council, on reorganizing t Department, and report back to this body; and 1 aald committee be instructed to opptae any amendments or alterations which ma/ be prop pay the members of the department, or any po them for services tendered as Bremen; and sho committee of the Common Council determine to t favor of altering the present system, so that tl or any portion of the members of the depirtm< receive pay for their servises, the committee fi body be instructed to withdraw from the oonfer mediately, and call a special meeting of the rep tive*, in order that such measures may be taken as may be deemed neceesary. Th* firemen' t Journal says:? The advocate* of a paid fire department dt< pertment of London as s paragon of perfection not know a better way to convinee our reader inefficiency of the London Bra department, in son with tnet of New York, the* by recording I of the former. In the London papers we frequ recorded An*, at which from one to three livw owinf to the lack of skill and generous coura| part of the Axemen. In the Daxlp tfewt, of Ma we And the particular* of a On at which#lght 1 lost. We quote the following from tm eride before the coroner to show how little of that humanity that eo distinguishes our firemen U ?f)irl>w2uiaml Culverhouse, of No. 10 O*bot Brick lane, Whltecbapel, said? I am one of th' of the parish; 1 was passing the end of Colche. on the afternoon of Saturday, about foui when I saw Mr. Patriok, one of the late el dens ; he called my attention to the r informed me that there wart seven per posed to b* buried in the rnbbishi it ahput twelve hews after the fin had.be Slshed, aad no step* whatever had been tnk ?men or the parMi authorities for tne find bodies; if there had been any pen-a aHve ruins no attempt was made to rescue him; I ? Mr. Oliver, the district surveyor, but nothin until I end Mr. Patrick procured a gang of labo we set to work at our own Individual expense men dug eighteen hour* altogether, and font body about twelve o'clock on Saturday nig! about one, and the remaining six about five o wen much burned, aad some wen more so t I am of opinion that there is gnat blame som Will the advocates of a paid department e> eonduct with the conduct of our firemen at ?treet exploaion, the fin at the corner of Fulton stents, or at the Broadway Bre? Citizen*, jest think of it, human beings fti main under the rubbish for t weir* hours and make no effort to rescue them I Recollect tl the conduct of tke much boasted firemen of is thia London Fin Brigade tne advocates c partment in New York wish to Imitate. The Sunday Mercury says:?' W* happened one day last week, to take up an obscure pap somewhere in this city, called the In*wr<tr professedly devoted to life, fin, and marii Jk. Deeming it to be one of the many tltt sheets which every now and then emanate cinity of Wall street, wo wen about to thro w hen an article beaded "Paid Firemen' 1 i attention. The writer, after wading thrc'r of senseless tmah, wound up by stating wb have with the Introduction of a paid fire The third "have" was, no more buildings i firemen for the pleasure of running with t or creating a riot. In saying this th* author but distinctly .?harge covertly hinted at by sunlrv paoen est of foreign imuranoe companies (who. taxed for the support of the chiri table fnn sent fin department), but who hare not co public aa the responsible author of sac ?lander. We naturally felt somewhat ini our eye glanced over the paragraph ailudi preferred to leave the settlement of the ni gnat settler of *11 thing*, time. Forty ei not elapsed when the following eireuinsta light ? Here fellows the account of Pevereily * published ;? Let th* reader just imagine what the tot to that slumbering mag i /.ine would huve j the fire would have dancea madly from th doorways, the roof ? while tb* City Hai fotth it* *ev*n clanging sti okes, starting t from their slumbers. Andhowfnt.il* wo the heavy streams from the engine pipes i out upon camphened cotton and turpentia how clanoreus would have been the wli papers for a paid An department had the self into two or three carpenter'* shop" n Immediately in the rear of thia mouutai. hook and ladder men would not hare bee overhaul cotton bale* the next morning; would have consisted in throwing duwn without rafter*, or roof, or beam* to .iu; thought ha* efton crossed our mind, wt the ladder used for tnpnllnr over a tower *cnry ? that underneath the rubbish. we was Duried all the evidence of a wefl c* libera! sly planned fraud upon creditor cent; koiee. We oar* set how this eaee of Mr. Pere for wo believe he will eeeape ru*i*5-n*T?t. eur belief in tho feet that three fcarths the Seventh and Klfhth dlatricte we the chanta wha ooew?y the .to*e* and to out com** as a salvatioa from utter ins. often aattoed that the warm Miw breez ?ffaet upon far etoree ? that a steamer' lac a heavy fall in the prle* of cotton i mldai?ht fin in a store piled with th*t that tb* refusal of the banks to discout wholesale dealer always eotanels the : nie* to pay for his stock. The rowd; fin to stores, can be found in the skoag Cedar, Pearl, Water, Fnnt, boat! ass* streets down town. Fatal Casb or Htdeomow weeks since Mr. Stephen H tag, ? mer, who reside* at Porter's Come nesr his residence, was so<i4euljr bid dog, which threw him to the i ed peventl wounds upon his pt flesh in a "hock is pr mamer. Hk ten, who witntseed tke attack, snch weapons as the v coold find, ' fira'Jy fln cilng tluit the animal wo bold, split bw bead open with an Mr. lilac's wontds healcil. and wenid recover; Iwt on Sna'isy with !??? rifi, which rptulted in dkr. the doe w;iaa rtnuir'1 or. Idcntifni. Mr. Hoag bsi lived i manyyr:.?. He tins fifty right | lr?rt#? fsntily, ?? Will as * prr i lives tod Wet) i! , in Jeep oHlirtii ' ruitoB. V.T C-atrs, f^r t r u nt-'w." Jmv 6,