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You with the
Greet ne'lbcal
Bt Frank Leslie.
Now is the
Ttme to commence
lite lumber
Issued this
Morning ehdi
the hr?t vo'inne
U: tals greet
Htst.rj of
_ Our times.
erted to give on Idea of the are uU recent'* in*.d? up u
Penator euauer w hi e engaged in writing lo h- Cut ed ?.oto?
Pfnate chamber, but It hie been left ?o "tsLIA to acta'eva
she pit est tiiumoh, by bringing to near anon 'be *u eject tee
Chasms of art tor hie last paper which c om lo trlu aeh his
Brst volume, containing a splend'o engraving nf tb* ?n?te
Chsmber. showing the moment ol the ass-iu t al?o a d agrvr
M the member*' seats, whicn makes eve- ih'n* clear and
vivid. Never before has an event attr?c lag u-lver-at etteu
non been more vivid It brought befo v the p tb tc e e ihjre
Is also a Ana likeness of Sena or Bumaer vr um-rded b? a
?Biographical sketch, together with seven fa'l o -gss ot other la
aereath'jrpictures, wl'h lull letter prwe dencr'ptiocs and the
completes I's
first voiuoia
this conrnlu*
witt the
most magnlticea!
paper ever
Issued iu
this country.
Bee K, end
judge Ur
JL is vlTidlv biought before the render hv Lso C
HRATP.D NEW8PaPK&. which 1* he l?at number of, he ftr?t
volume. The United States Sena e chancer is given with
great truthfulness, and the representat'on ot the attack 11 made
perfect by Hie accoinusnjdng diagram of the be 1a e ch* nber,
?showing ibe teals otlfce illie'eo members. Ihers is stso a
moat truihr-it likeness of senator nuonnr. togeiber with a
aeries ol ougSal pictures, reoresendng orbotnaud prison
ships cf Ihe Kevolut'ciuaireparecl express * tor Leslie's oarer;
together with live oih^JJeges of uno 1'a tra'ioos sad full
descriptive letter Vbeudthe pt'est re srt; In 'not. a rare c ><n
blnation ol art acd e butty. stmh as has never -oeo obtal ied bv
P^UUdmb Pa?Sr ? coantrJ'' ud in merit to any
Frank Leslie's
Ann deles
Com petition.
No. 46, Issued
This morn lag,
Comp'etes the
First volume
Of this gteat
National enterprise.
Secure a>topy.
Frank I.es'ie's ILLU8TK aTr-D NEVel'si'cR la
toned this day. Now Is the time to emmen-e suoso.lovog to
this great national paper. Price 10 cents per eopy or $2 per
volume, freer toot news carrier to serve yo i with it regu
larly every week.
Buy frank Leslie's
this day
and see
the ocrreot
picture ot' the
assault on
Fetal or Sumcer
token by
our own correspondent
on tbe spot.
Any cswsman
wiu serve
you with
(hie great
prlee enly ten rents,
?or S2 per volume.
with the greet nation* 1 ILLUSTRATED WtsWd" al'Eti,
rubltthed by FRaNK I.KSLIk N iwis ihe >tme to subscrloe.
J be number published ihla day is the Wet of the volume. Be
n time icr No. 1, vol. 2. _
Set s'or Sumner
is faithfully
~ portrayed ia
Frank Leclle's
pub :?hed
*1:1 a mcinlog
a< a'l news
Is vhrtdlv bro'gbt be'ore the reader by LNSLIK'S Ii.LUS
THATAD NEWSPAPER, which 1s tbe last number ot the fi'st
volrme. 2 lie C&it'd Slates Senate chamber is given with
gie?t truth! ulr ess, end >be representation o ihe attack la made
perfect by the accompanying diagram of the senate chamber,
slowing the teats or the different members. There 1* a'so e
ino*t iru'htul likeness ot Senator number, together with a
series of or'g'aa! pictures, reoreaen'lng prisons aodprltoc
ships of the fitvolu ion. prepared exnretal' for Leslie's paper,
together with five other pages if fine illustrations and full de.
?ucrlptive letter) press?the latest newt; In fact, a rare com u*
?alien of art scd ability, such as has never seen obtained by
-an lilustisted paper In thla country, and equal In merit to any
published abroad.
Assault on senator sumner ib faithfully
-PaPBK. Ready this morning at all aews depot a.
J'A PAR. Ready tbls morning at all news depots.
J\ depicted in FRANK LKSlIE'c) ILLUS TRA ted NEWS'
r.APKR Ready this morning at a 1 news depots.
.1 depicted in FRANK LKSLIE'll ILLUrTEaTED NEvYB
PAPk K. Rtsdy this morning at a 1 news depots.
Pa PAR. Rtndy this morutng at all news depots.
j volume uf
No. 26, tfl Issued
this day,
and pronounced
the greatest
trl- tnpk or
IUuatratel Paper*
ever issued.
It dales
Now U tie
- time toe minence
f.u'.iCii.'ttit! Tor iMa
great na'lonal
pap sr. Order
it of your
ne warn an,
and you
wi.l get it
every Sa'urday
grated ?LStO Ifc'S ILl.l siRaTud NBWhfaPEK,
jost puolljiud laat number <?f fir-t volu ne, contain* amagnlfl
cent picture ot the U. 8. Senate t'lumber, together wl h repre
rentalf n of the asaju't made upon nenator Similar; also a
diagram ot the United Slates heua'e Chamber, ?h>*lu< the
seats of the members, and giving, with theaccompanvlng letter
press deacilptlou, a meat perlen Ida t of the ass*u t; alao, a
spirited and truthful portrait of fenator Bumnor. with a short
btogiapblovl aktfch; together with seven pagos of One plo nres,
two ot which are entirely devo ed to he prisms and prison
at ipa of the devolution. Ohms by an accomplimed editor, And
*11 the later' newa.
deplc ed In FRANK LB4I.1 r,'d 1LLUB1 11 AThl) NAW.4
P.vPDB. Re?dy this mornLg at all rewa depots.
Assault on sinator summer is faithfully
VaPKP. Head) fhia morning' at all newa depot*.
PER. Ready thla morntrg ataU newadepoa.
Pa Ph.At. Ready tbts morning at all news depots.
Assault on sf.nator suvinkr is faithfully
. ?l'kA. Besdy tbie nortlng, a', ail news depots.
And see the splendid engraving of
The assaui.t ov Htt.e atok BUMNF.n,
He?U'a* srven other pages o: snlendld tl mirations. This
?number oorepleles the vouime. Now la the time to au sac 4he.
'Fur sac at nil news depos.
fUily t Inst ated, frnnt a ikrtjh made on the anot, tor
{oady thi* m /r?lse. Also, a 3orV?0t port-all ol Senator Sum
ner, and numerous other eogravlnga Nov i* the time to "om
merce aubicttblag?tha nex' r umber commences anew vo
lume. Fry sale at all new-iegott.
No. XX\I , re'dy this mom'r.g at sil nc ve dsp.Pa iia'.alns
avpiriledengravlrgof this atVac, a diiaram o' the He-iate
f l.smbei- at <* a portrait or Chsr e 11;,leaner, acvxnoanled by
sa lull dvaeitptton, thneglvlag an exact idaa ot the scene The
volume c cars v itb thla num cr. Una la the most interesting
number y?t iseued. For aele .-i all the newa depots.
Assault on senator sumwkb, drawn and kh
gl a.'ft J.-I.I'hi. I It'S 11.1.1 AIRATBD NEWSPAPER,
just pub tthed lsst number of l!,s' rolitns, contains a mtgnUl
?:rrt i Ic'iiie of the United States Hena'e Chamber. torether
with a teprr(rotation of the avian1! made upon Senator Hum ?
r.er; alio a d arrant ct the I * nit-d Htatos Senate Cham oer,
ehowine ibe ttm of the men'irre.and giving, with tbp arena
u? nvtrg Dt er pre?? deter',ptlou. a mo.t psrfac. Ideaoflic
afSin-'r s' i ts sp'rtted and t-nthfu1 po-t-ali of Senator Hum
o#r with a ibirt blcg;apt>ic*! sketch; together wl'b eaveu
I ?ge?Cfiii a o'c u'es two of whichare entirely d-vo'ed to t.-.e
pi port ard prlN-in stilus of 'he Revolution, Uhaii bv an at
V myllrh{(J fjltor, an-t a1) the latest news,
Denunciation of Mr. Brooks, and his Ex
pulsion Loudly Demanded*
Dcgi adattou of th? Senate? i Member of Co
glees licurlbeiH ni tM Gnat slaugh
ter IIodm at WnihliglOfi.
Coudfinnation of Senators Midell, Douglas,
Toombs and Butler.
Speeches of Beesrs* Lord, Doth, Chas. Eln;
- Etfttln V. Morgan, John f SteVen^
and Henry Ward Beetber,
Ac., Sec., Sic.
An immense gathering of the citizen* of New York as
entiled !&Pt tTbnirg in the Tabernaole, to express the
indignation ot the oommunitf in rtferenoe to the assault
recently committed in the Senate chamber of the United
State*, by Mr. Brooks of South Carolna, on Mr. Snnner
of Massachusetts. The mretiog assembled In pursuenoe
of the following call, which was extensively signed:?
The coder lined to view ot the vital nerewltv of pre*e*vlrg
mlmeitlied freed'm of olncussl-n in our n?tloosl Leglsfa ure,
tt c equal rights of tie several btate.v therein, ao(l ton ievlo a'
bli'ty lUtheir repreaentauves ?' for any sp-eoli or debate in
ei'her h tin " aa guoranterd bj the cinstitution of the
United trtetes, all ot wouli have been stricken t>v the
late assault on be Uon Chnr e* 8'unner, 01 e of the'euators in
Cor gre*s from the Btaterf Ma-s.cbu>et's. urate i<- c?! log upoa
tteir fellow citizens ti meet at the la-en v.le, lu 'nis city this
(Kridsv) even'os. the 3V.h inst, at Vi ?'c ock. f r the our jiose
of expressing their sentiments on this m< mentous su ,je:t.
The Tabunaole, ljug before the hour appointed, was
filled to overflowing. We have rarely seen in that hall mo
numezooM, never perhaps bo lifluontlal and determined
locking an assemblage. Theie were no ladies present,
with the exception of one cr two. Indeed, they cou'.d
not, if there had been many, have procured oomforUble
stale, so crowded in all its parts was the building. The
elrdee were so jammed up that ingress and egress became
Impossible, and throughout the hall and ga.leries groups
were star ding on Ihe back seats, endeavoring to secure a
view cf ihe platform.
As the committee wire somewhat tardy in making their
appearance on the platform, the meeting signified its im
pa ienoa for the commencement of proceedings by item ??
Irgof feet and clapping of hands; but there were no disor
derly matlfestationa of any kind.
On the appearance of the oommlttee,
Mr. J. I.. Stevens nominated Mr. (ie'rge GrUwold as
President. The nomination was approved by the meet
lrg, after which Wo, C. Bryant read the following list
ol Vicel'resldin'g and Secretaries:?
Wm y.Haveaeyer, Beth B. Bunt, Char H. Marshall,
Lu'ber bradixh J'sepb Hoxie Paul Bpolford,
A. C KlDgsland, John F.. Williams, David P. Hall.
Wm. Keel, George 8. Bobbins, 8am . B. Buggies,
Drvid D field, Cjrtia Curtl?, K>b- 3. Ms urdy,
Jihn A. Btevens, Beoj F.Butler, PelatUh Peril,
a rastus Brooke. Wm. Y.Brady, Horace Holdeo.
Versa tl. Grioaell, Moms Taylor, Henr. a. Uurlbut,
Chas. H. Russell, Daniel Lord, Jnteph Bamps in,
Wm. M Kveils, John 0. Green, Jobs a. King.
AbfjabMann Jr., Wm. 0. Br j ant, James A. Ha nil ton.
Join J. Phelps,
Fred'k 8. Wlriton, Datiei U. I-ord, Archibald Rurietl,
J P. Orockltie, James 8. biujter, Wm. alien Buuer.
(.has, t. U c tier,
Tbe frllowixg reaoluUons were read by Mr. Evarts,
amid the meat enthusiastic applause:?
Where's, It las become certain'y known to the clt'zona ot
New \crk npen a formal Investigation by a oommlUee or tie
Btnste 11 the United btates and otherwise, that on the 221 day
ol Ma? inst. the Honorable t'har.es sumner, Henator from
Ma>ra:bujetis, whl e In hts seat to the senate Gh*mi?r.
was violent y atsaulUil al'h a weapon of attack hy Pre*
ten 8. Brccks, memoer ot ih8 H ruse of ttepresentiUlves
Pern tooth Cerolira and beaten to tnaenrtbliltv uson tuo floor
cf 'he hetste. which was stained with his biood; that 'he as
set ant sought tbe Berate Chfmber to perpetrate tola outrage,
provdi d with hi* weapon and attended by a follower In its aid,
and taking his unarmed vlotlm uanwaret and la a posture
wh rh rendered defence imposalbe. by a heav> blow utterly
dOabltd htm. and wtlh oruelrepetltli n inflicted frequent aid
b ocdv wctince upon Ira prostrate, he'p eis firm, wun which
wcurdiPenautr eumner now langu'shes in part! oi Ills life";
I tat the toie reason aliegsd for this violent ou'rage ?ai?
rpeecb marie by eenator Sumner in debate npoa a pub It
question then pending in the Senate, no word of which was,
during ttade tvary, made the subject ot object on by the I red.
ilent ot tie ctnate or any Sesator, and whioh was a included
on the 20ih d?? ot May Inst. Bow. at a public msetiog ol etd
zrrsot hew YrrX, convened without d nunc I m of party, aid
solely in reference to the public event above rectua, It is
Besotved. Tnat we sincerely and reipacffoily tender our
s< mpaihy to Bensto, Sumner In tte personal outrage inflicted
men kim. and ihe anguish aid p?rtt which be has suffered
and sill Hitlers irom that outrage. and thst we feel and pro
cU'm thai bis grievance and wcuDds are not of prlvaie c moarn,
but were rsoetved in tie public service; and every blow which
fell up n bis bead we reesgnize and merit as an insult and
lp jmy to our hot or ipd dignity ib ft pt op?6* And ft vital at'.acfc
urou tbe ccntttiutioncf the Onion.
Resolved, That we discover no trace or trait, sillier in ihe
meditatirn, the preparation, or the exeoudon of this outrage by
Preston 8. Brook*, which sfcou d qualify the condemnation
wflh which we now proaoiuiie It bruial, murderous and cow
^f'eso'vrd. That In this sympathy with Senator Sumner, and
this condemnation of Representative Ur>ot? we expreai ant
Imp.y no i pinion on t?e poll leal merit* of the public debate
widt h preceded thlsoccnirence.and make noaociont whatever
ofthe re?pocdve btates whose public servants have thnsbeen
brought into oocUet; that Mr. numner ts a member of the
hena'e ol tbe United htates. and Mr. Brooks a member of the
Bouse ct Be present* lives ot he United States and we speak
our mites ss citizens ot ihe United states, comprehending th *
great and terentlal tt.emente ot public treedem on which our
national diameter ant safety depend. , , ? . .
Resolved, i bat to urge the casual vioienee of an Individual
to the cl-uraoe and injury of tne community in which ka lives,
aid ot the roclal institutions of thsicimmunlt', is uogeneroni
?Ld uojitft. until It appears that Mich community spprovci the
act aid ipplsnds 'he actor; out when suoh concurrenie or
l utile rentimen. and puillc actl.n with the nArticular and
r jrrota trsusacUon are mscttested on authentls evtcenca. t is
private outrage is swallowed up la the public Infamy, und the
qr.ec.lon Involved ts enlarged to an Immense magnitude and
'?Kero*v?7, That we have wltrewed with unmixed aatmlsb
meat aid ihe ceepest regret, the clear, bold exulting espousal
of the out'age aid justiilcatlon and honor of lt? perpetrator,
tibibt'td hv tenators and repreeeutatlvev cf th? Siavab'atox
general ci p?rrunity cl the elate biatrs i? In o >mpli3lt?. In teel
Flit and pr.nctpie, with the ajitem of lut'm'datton and v n nnc8
ior tbe suppression ot freedom ot speech aud of the pre**, ol
which die as, an t on Bo^a'or Bumner t* tbe most signal, but nit
tbe singular Initvuen, That we rlrcere'.y hope thai on tul e
arn cJmer ronslfeeaUon. the public meonnd public press,
ard 'b* | etrral eomtxunlly of the slave Stales, will give ue a
dUUcct mnnlfMtaUon of their sen 1 man s, which will enable
us, too, ts rec.nslder our present judgment ,.
Kato ved, Hint we rejoice to beltere and tb say that the
rcreral rutrmunlty of the tree Matei, by their public men and
ihelr public press (wtti a few bssa exemptions tb prove the
honorable m?),?nd through a 1 tbe chanoe's ot public coit
ion and public Influence do thoroughly denounce, and by
word and act will tlrmly and fcodly oppose and nverttfrow
any ard every sot rename, sj'tom or principle which avows
or upholds violerre a* a means or mcd?o< Hlaotlng political
arti, n or tettralnlrg personal freedom, or enforcing servl e
In,qua'Ides among the a'atesmen or common ottlzsns of thw
country: thst in pnbilc qurstlons, where tscb cit'/in li ihe
keeper cf the rights of bis feilow citizens, aid cnch general on
holes a solemn trust tor Its posterity, next to the commHslon
of le iuMioe nnd vloleooe tocre is n i greater crime against the
crrtnicnwevlih than their perml rdon, with power to prevent
thrro. and llieir mfferance with a spirit that can Teal tham
Be,o ved. That It Prom no other miUve and from no other lm
pu re we ere called upon to a dliUnct and unequivoc U expres
sion i J our reeling* std opinion* on this important evoat, Lln
our drrp, nock an gt d ana unalterable at'achment to the federal
rotatltu'lon ard lederal Union, we ih-.u'd Hod ahuodant rea
lm s ftr the Tost earn, si loltri ude ard tha motl decided an Ion
to arouse reflecting, ols'nterrstrd std patrtoilo ci izeus, in a'l
parte of tie rmmtry. 'o a msnlul and tubed determtnn lm to
flow n tiprn and extlpgulsh the tlr?t IndicaUons of violence and
terror a* rgercie* in our po'lileal r> stem
Be olved, that wr reepeitfally awali tha sc iin of tbe H vise
of S epr? fental'.ve* In tbe premlssi but we announce, weba
llsve. tbe nniverral tcrtirrrnt ot ourult'z,e.ns,n? demanding th*
Imirndia'e srd uncoidi icnal e\pu s'-n of Mr. Broaxs iron
their body, as a secesiary vindication of their own oMtraeter
Krsolvcd, Ihat Uis?e retolntion* be pnbltehe! in th*
newrpsnrrr scd c rrmitnlcAted to etch of the Benttarsanl
hepieroi'stlvrsof thsMsie or eev fork, with the requut
fiat tley bn laid berore both heutis of Oongres*.
PenCicg the rssd rg of the rewlutloBS the meeting
manifested l's sympathy wi.h their spirit by frequent
and lone o< ntioutn applause. Wherersr the name of Mr.
8ni ntr oecuned here were ntas cheer* given for him
The resolution dcr.ontic.lt g the attack of Mr. Brook i as
murderous aod cowatdly wee ensured. The reroluiioa
catling lor the expulsion of Mr. Brooke from the Hour*
ol JUpmvDtalivei was lrem?neons!y applauded, and a
voice called out '-'Chain the dog " Tae resolution as to
the pnhllc men ird public presi was applauded. Tjero
wrr# 'liree groans sailed f ?r for the dough-faoed preis.
'I here were (hen three greens fdemandel fortheKHtor
of tic IllHiM.t), but net responded to. Tho Journal of
Commerce was t. eated with the Ille di.-.Utc'ion.
rssim Lotto, V>q., was the Hmt npeaker, and spoke
snbstentJilty to the fo!lowing eil'-ot: ?Why have I as wall
as yon left cur retirement to some hare this night? Why
Is it tfcst New York, spesk'Bg through you, tir?yon, con
nected w' h a oommeree rsacluog from China through
the wi.'e ex ert of this ecuntry to the coasts of tie i'a
ciflc?wby is It. sir, that yon who bib c .nneotid with the
intBM.nl tin proven en's of this country in a ninntu-r that
would been honor to a prince?why, I say, is It that yon
are b-ought forward pa an exhibitor in fact upri the
public rcfli bcre this tvenirg 1 Wby are wo all cri
ieo.ted cn ou occtnon hke the present? It is not that
?r.v want information it 's not tbit Jn? *191
roeni. #>r that you need that any on# .'hould st'neuUte
jon to ' xpte?' Ln! of Fontirnent mh it i? jthaton aolelof.
r cispMRi'ODRtaand aHta'eu ja gmeatshouL' b* preeeated
by 3 on, not ** of (he olty of New Yo*a, not m cftoe
here collected, but >* ? pert of one great power ?u walok
toe sun ctxn ttrt beep up a perpetual fliy. r. It iueum
btnt upod us that we oome forward and express a i1 ?'wd.
a peimanint an 1 atdding determination aa to the prtaOiplee
tpun which c-vil gAeruu,ent? aa to the prtoelpiea % ?*>
wcioh free government on the tase of the earth Bt'd
u-tln at?ly rest. (Applaaaa.) It U not a question eoa ?
hoed merrlv to I'reswn S. Brook*?W the name beeuMT*
Skvkrai. Voices? Arnvn. (Applaaaa )
Mr. L?It is a came of no consequence in the consi
deration of ibe matter before as, ia comparison with th?
name ot -limner? (Load appla-i.e) ? aa educated man
an hocor to the li irature, the bar and the p -it ioa if the
country. A man, however, with whieaprhcioal opinions
1 have to MiriouR at'achment. Let thai natne b? anna
too. It ib not 8etutor boomer ? li ia not the bmedinf
Senator- it u not the bruiaed and suffering man taat we
h?ve before ch, hut it is the prostrate Senator?it ia (ha
Senator oi the United states of America oeatsn to tha
ground?(Great applause, and voices, "That's!;")?
Rtruck down ia ite Senate II >uae for woras apokan In
drbate, tea en to insensibility. VVea;k you, fallow ciuseaa,
to aay what y lutbina of that ou rsge upon the freedom >f
d?bate?what you think of th > eaaetity of the Senate
Co amber- what you think of the pnoo'.ple woiaa is
not oily the foundation of this repnbllc but is also
oi iveiy fee gov.rnrnrut in the whole world. (Ap
plause. ) the question pretented to you ia a quest! >n of
government, aqueetionot auarahy. a question of oraar
and of law, or ot all order prostrated, of all law dsapUed
and Ret a' naught?that ia the matter we are oaited to
iltM<eT*teB<rpon. (AppUute.) This matter rests upon
undeniable facts, and the facta are stated grapttioaliy ?y
tt encore on all sides; and in a brief summary 1 will
read to ycu, (hat you may know the ata'e of the affair
piecbety, from the verv words of the parties. A member
of the H' u.-e ditd, and taat faot is c mmuuieauxl to the
ftnais; the beua-e. oat of rospect for trie other bedy,
sui-|S'r.ded their buelnesh aud adj mined, after a eulogy
bad been pronounced upon the deceased. A member of
the Ilouee of Represent* tves th mght that a fit occasion,
without icgard to the solemn admooltl a which Rod had
given, to perpetrate this outrsge, of which we all com
plain. Woat dees he do but prepare himseif for
an assault, the confluences of waich he did not
know, a d prooarly oould not know, and perhaps
did not care f r, He we it there to that plaoe ?
the most eitvsted?the meat important in all this
republic?the berate Chamber ot the United States?tuat
plate wfjejr all the affaire of giverument are seriously
de i I.ere ted oy tbe beat wisdom and most solid virtue
ibe country is bupposed to turnish?to that place where
the treaties with icreign gj v. i amenta are to be celt
b ratta up n and determined?where debates are to oe
conUuolid not in a spi.lt ot inconsiderate ambition, or
h.My paeeion, bat wlta all that prudent calmness which
appertain! 10 the most select if the land. To that sanc
tuary tuis peison goes to assail the representative of a
sovereign State, let us read what Mr. Sumner tails us
ot thai:?
Wbl'e <bus Intent, with my bead beet over my wrltng, I was
adtieesea bv a person who approachod to the front of my
desk, fo mllrely unobserved, thai 1 was not aware ot hi* pre
sence until I beard my name pronounced. Aa I looked up,
with pen to hand, 1 saw a tali man, wnose countenance was not
fsmilLr.it nclpg dlrectl? over me and at ike same mome.it
soughtt beeo words: "I hive read your speeoh twlos over
care nil). It 1* a libel on South Ow-mlLa and Mr. Butler, who
ta aielat'veot mine" While these wirda were stlu pas-dog
fx m bis dps, be coraitenced asuccession of blows with a heavy
cat e on my bare head, by the tlrit of wbich I was stunned so
es to lose mv Right I raw no linger my assailant, nor any
other person or o eject In the room.
(Loud cries of "Shame ! Shame I" and hisses for But
Mr. L ?Here, than, we have a man coming forward
to beat a Smator, not actuated In so doing by any
publn motive?not to carry oat any measure of prfusi
p'e or of polity, but Riapiy because "it is a libel up )n
"ftij re'a'ive." "1 am judge In the mat er, although my
relative is a party?I am judge, wi'h no one to oversee
rue; and. moreover, I am the executioner of the sen
tence I have prcnoanoed, and 1 eome to you with my
cane unawares?you with your pen in your hand?an 1 I
give you a blow, the first eff-ct of which is to stun you,
mere Senator !" f Applause.) Can there be presented to
the people cf the United States a ease which affrrds a
mote lorelble Wustrati in of an infrirgement noon the
fen ate House and its Independence and lnteg-1'y t (? No I
No I") It Is not my object to allude with epithets, nor to
endeavor to stimulate with exsltement. My object in
avdressirg you is, that an imprenlon shall be made that
will be durable, aid that may be aeted upon hereafter.
(Applause ) Lot me now read to you the explanation of
Senator Slideii, against whom I certainly have no public
or private animosity?one whom I have met In private
lite with pleasure, and whom I recollect once as a clli
sen of this State, let us hear his statement upon this
Hie face wu covered with blood, and aa he (BUdeU) <u no*. I
on tuch terms aa to make It necessary to express any sympathy
?cot hitvltg spckeu to Mr. Sumner lor tao yecra?he turned
aside, and went out by another door.
Hiar the Senator from Louisiana ! I beg to drop the
name. But let me piotiue to you that bleeding Senator,
?truck down by a superior in physical prowess, ban en
down aid bleeolng. and with returning oonsclousaeaa,
and one of his arsiciates in the riena-e?a gentleman
whom ha mast hare met in the social circles?and all
that associate baa to ray is, that not having spoken to
Senator Sumner tor two years, he could not afford any
sympathy. (Hisses.) I? that the character of a public
man V ("Xo, no.") Of an American Senator? (Cries of
A Voice?He ia no Senator.
Mr. L.? Of a man of humanity ?
A Voice?He's no man.
Mr. L.?W hy. If my Worst enemy were bleeding at my
feet, I confess that I could not reiuao him a look of sym
pathy. (Applanre ) I ask your attention to this mat
ter, not becauee it was Mr. Slidell who ao acted, but be
cause it was a Seiator of the United States. To thiok of
it, that a man who had not spoken to Mr. Sumner for two
years could or would not for that reason express sympa
thy tor an associate, bleeding, and barely returning to
consciousness, trom the effects of blows indicted upon
him in the Senate Chamber
A Voice?That was chivalry. (Laughter.)
Mr. L.?Then we have Ihe statement of Mr. Douglas.
(Immense groaning for the .Senator.) He details the
occurrence Drought to his notice. He leys his first i n
pulse. on hearing of the matter, was to go into the
Senate Chamber "and endeavor to restore quiet."
(Leughler.) Senator Sumner was stunned by a blow,
but still qoiet was to be restored, and it was Mr. Douglas'
pri vines to (tlect that objeet. (Becewed laughter.) Let us
tee what tbe gentleman who acta on oool principles, and
not noon the impulse of the Southern feeling, did.
A Yoke?He acted upon diabolical deiioeration.
Mr 1.., continuing?He did net go into the See ate
Chamber, he says, "least bis motives should be miscon
strued." (Laughter.) When your purpose is to go in
and produce quiat a'ter an attack which you have wit
nested upon ?n unoffending man, let me assure you that
I will never charge you with being misunderstood In go
ing in when it is all over. And tnls, my fellow citiztns,
is a Penator of ihe United States.
Bcveial Voices?A Jndas Dcaiiot. (Groans.)
Mr. I..?He could not go ln'o ihe Senate to protect a
prostrate Senator, leet bis motives should be misunder
stood. (Renewed merriment ) Let me introduce you
to another Senater, one whom I have always
tespecttd for hi > high character, integrity and
msnliaess of purpose, i refer (o Mr. Toombs or Georgia,
std be corroborates the statement made by Douglas.
(Hisrer.) He makes nc statements f rhlmself n re than
that seme gentle man spoke to him in terms of condem ra
tlin. Now, gentlemen, this is a part of the transaction
wbioh touches me with the most lively grief, especially
where 1 ark myself how Is it that a man of nobis charac
ter bf an Individual could see the degrade ion of the
;->tate Home, or see tbe image ot Gcd de'acsd in the
per sen cf another Ser a tor, and seethe reign of bruta'ity
commenced 'Q that place, (sought by him as an hoi or,)
and say that be would not interiors.
A Voice?He used t > do it on a plantation.
Mr. Ik?lam unwilling to endure tbe statement that
tbe s ave States are of this lei liment or description.
S every may debase; but I have known, and It is my hai
plneis to have kDown, men of Virginia, North Csro'ina.
?south Carolina, CtorgU aid Mississippi, whom 1 etnnot
atd will not treat as aliens and foreigners t> the senti
ments it raignsnlmons human nature. (loud applause )
1 cannot be feve in the language of extfted men in
Weehtng'on, nor the venal press, nor the rowdy men
at tbe Wis'?cannot believe, nor will I behave that
the great body of the scber, intelligent men at the South
Del as Senator Toombs laid be feit when be would not
interfere, eaperiatly upon tbe suffering side. (Applau e.)
After some remarks in re'a'.ien to tbe dal.very o! the oft
n< xious sptech by Mr. Sumner, Mr. lord dirertei atten
tion to the action tt ken by tbe Smateln the matter of
be sssault. A commutes of the Senate (ths learned
$eDtleman observer) investigated the circumstances of
tbe assault, and came to a judgnioat, which I confess is
t.i myself very cx'raorolnny. You will observe that
inter the cccatitul.n of the Unite! States there is
nothing of e, judicial cbsiactsr given to thb deoats ia
such matters, but at the same tlare the Sena's hss the
p!?v:h>ge to prct'ot itself. What, then, dear this cim
nu.'te def Why, they simply sey that they cannot adju
dicate upon this grr.se Infraction of their rfgh.e, and so
they turn the matter over to the Souse of R"pres?nt*'.i res.
Do tfcey mran that ths Senate Hail of tbe Unltal states
is to be an open arena tor ths infliction of private v?n
pear ct? Then there is an end to this government. Wnat
!? their apol< gjr That ths House oi Representatives is
privileged, except in cares of treason, felony or breach
i f tie peace. And, say they, we cannot try a mam her of
theHcttseof Re presents! fvea for a breach of our privi
lege. Cannot tbe S-na'e cf the United States, which
could punish a breach of privilege when committed by
any not a member or the House of Representatives, not
pun'tb a member ol that House for a i ke braach oi prlvi
lest? I ask your attention fothii. because it will become
? g'avo matter by end-bye, to judge of this condl'lon of
the Senate, intsmticb as it Is no breach of discipline for
the gentleman from South Carolina.
Voirxh? Xo gentlemen; abrnte.
Mr. J,.?Well, tl??n, for the men ftorn Smth Carolina
to assault a member of the Senate iu hi i rea'., how o*n
the Henre of Representatives punish a man who has not
hrc ken th?i: privileges' I foae of tbem shocks down a
waiter in a public hotel, they cannot try him. And I
nrw {predict that those who commit suth cimes will
Pnd no adequate pinishment iu the goveramtM. Look
st the criminal prosecution there ! Toe mtgistra'e irtea
rurts en cut. age "tone of tbe Senators of the Unite 1
8'a tew?by what standard? He demands ball from the
man frcm South Carolina, (hlmesi in the Incredible sunt
Cf ttCO, (QfCtW and hisses), llo w, fellow citizens, If
this country to be saved? if the Senate bo destroyed,
ihe untrn of the States Is destroyed. In the Sonet# the
Sta'es ete equal. It Is. tlieref.ir#, thers that we look
for the uvlrtr of toe States. And nothing has
more alarm d or surprised me than that ths
South, which depends so muob upon the constitution of
tt*'. h;dy, ekvpld jnafl enouyu effestttalljr tj deiirty
dfce dignity of the Senate, What these smell oo-n
muatttes or the fl>uta be, mertf/t aot ,'or 1,18 Estate A
blow therefore, aimed at the Senate lea blow aimed at
the v?t he?rt of ??? ? mutry As a I'el ? m??, believ
Jrg the I nron to be fraught with incalculable s I
?malarmea at these men looking an evlraiy at th*' de?a
cation of the terete of the I'nited 8U?tv. TfcH Senate
? ? ?? ?,.-nate
to Je open to the attacks of war man who oomes in wi.h
ab'UgME! look at it; a man having aa wt-rwttna
t ea'y or a bill ci which the Sena .e ta to pass may eojse
ln *' <* J1*1 the arm* of a few Senators who a-e opt
??? _ , ..pressed
tf what le soppoesa his interest! ban that be tolerawS?
le: the voiee of aa id iguant community 'rem evsry
town, ei?y and hamlet In the Talon rite with acclamations
k g-ictt this profanity. (Applause.) flow is this eyil to
be met!' there ia but ewe remer-It i? that every man
she nla determine ever to mars the patties to thta out
rage. this detrtlencr and rh's derefiouon of duty; and
wh'k' a yet them par> let eome be'oreyou fjr office let
them bemork>d. (Cheers ) Follow ciMsons,.yoiir'a fee
great du'j You Save to tsile care of the oni* model of
' ( I vei nment tnat ever exia'.ed on ihe face of tbo
esr t>. You have hr,d a blow struck not oolr at VJur
country. tut at tbt'governments of alt constitutional
g. vein i en a. t'omeou', therefore, end waoevef be the
oendicate. or whatever Ye the prstjlple, remember that
n thing ia greater, nothiig incse important, nothlag
more vttal to the existeneeof ilie government, 1hf?n to
secure fretd. ru of speech, freedom cf debate, freedom of
tbe Erg's eture, aod an entire destruction to all who
wou'd mi k to pervert It. (Great apj !Huse, during which
Mr. Lord reenmrd his seat)
There were load cits for Messrs. Crimea, Everts, Her.
Use it Ward B?esher, winch was kept up for soveroi
minutes. When order waa restored, Mr. dam ei B. Hi tv
tilis waa introduced by Mr. Hearts, and address sd the
meeting aa follows:?1 had inteaded, my fYllow eltirens;
to nave me< e acme remarks at thit meeting, but Itiud it
is whoiiy nnntccasery for me to ntter a word, fne sub'
jeot has oeen exhausted by tha distingnbhed gentleman
who baa just addressed yon. It ia Impossible to add a
word to his eloquent exposition. I should only weary
y< ur pat ence by going on at a'l, but I' will say a single
word, rhe act whieh we have assembled to review, Is
the Drst act in Che g-eat tragedy now performing before
the American people?that great tragedy wnich is to
overthrow this government. (Cries of "No, no.") That
great revula' ion which is to overthrow law and order.
I'irce has been successfully app'led?the foundation
if all liberty Is r&uped and overthrowo? (" No, rjo")
?un'ets your ac.lin eaves it. ("Good, good ;
tbrii's it.") be verity jesrs ago we made a constitution
of tree govertment, and its fundamental basin was t'rse
oom ot speech, wi.'hout which no free government can
eiist. (App'&use.) That freedom of speech is now de
stroyed by !orcc-(" No! no!")?aniens, as 1 say, your
vol:e brings it to >1 e again. (Appisuse.) The govern
ment of force had been applied by a despotic Executive,
as my .earned friend has well satd. If the President
hau matched into the Senate with a <i!e of soldiers to ar
rest ar.d imprison oro of our Senators, toe government
would hp immediately overthrown by that aet; but Is
it any less despoiio now lor a member of the Ilonss of
Representatives to enter the Senate chamber and there
snjsult one i f Its members for exercising the freedom
ot speech? (Applause.) The gtvernment of force has
been c mmenced; shall it goon? ("No! no!") That's
the whole question- it has come to that. That Is tha
quesiic-n for us to settle. I appeal to the dignity of the
Senate once more, and solicit the representatives of the
1'nltedl states to viadloate their own digoity. But
It the C ngresa of the United States don't, wait then ?
A Voicl? Put down the slave drivers!
Mr. R.?Then force must be met by force. (Tre
mor dous epplause, the audience rising to their feet,
dueling and waving their hats.) And does little South
Carolina, with ore forleth pert ouly of the tree while
men of this nation, think she can overcome us? (Cries
of "No! No I" end "We'll tend down General Scott
?gain !") There ate more free white men within one
mile of my vclce than stand in the whole of that dtate.
There are men enough here in this room to sustain onr
Senators in their scats, and, if neoessary, we will all go.
(Enthnsiastie applause. Cries or "That's right?give it
to them !") There is one gentleman whom my triend
did not notice among the number, and he was Don
Qulxotte?a noble and high minded SpanlBh gentleman,
who worried to attack an unarmed adversary, but who,
ln courtly phrase, was ihe vetr soul of chivalry?chival
ry which has been so miscalled at the present day; and
tecaucb Senator Sumner tried to enlighten ' ? my uncle,"
he is knocked on the head and csrriei down to the gate
of death. Now, 1 think he made a very bad comparison
when be compared bnn to Bntfer, and fa the name of Don
Quixotte 1 protest against it. (Applause and Uughtsr.)
Mr. Charles Kim; next adaresssd the audience, by
whom he was rather nnfavoraoly received, nntll he was
torn; ally Introduced by Mr. Evarcs, asfl'reiilent of Colum
bia College. Ha was then greeted with a roaml of ap
plause, ater which ne spoke as follows:?Mr. President,
n was not without great hesitation In the position t now
oeoupy, and which has necessarily separated me very
much frrm ail political meetings, that I consented to
eome here to-night, and at the request of some of oar
friends to utter a very few sentence*. Bat this is not an
oid'nary political a'sembly; this le not an occasion
from which any man in whose heart beats a
lovs of hit country dare exempt blmsel'. (Applause.)
I btlo.-g \o a race that bad some hand in formiDg
that constitution, the gross outrage upon whloh has
called yon here to-eight. If I have a flle.ity to anything,
it is to that constitution; and if mv love has beenavowed
In any one particular more taan another, it is to that o
free government, free speech, and a free press. And
whet. I see si 1 this struok down by brutal, cowardly as
sassins, (Applause, and cries of" That's tae word,") I
may not take connsel either of my position or of my
years, cr gray btad and linger service, tc hold back sud
refrain from saying vhat is on my lips and in my heart,
and wtat I wou d be a da*tard not to say. that 1 soorn
the act and all the dastards who parlicioa-ed in it, and
I ecorn especially the i|noble cause of slavery. (Tre
mendous applause ) It Is not my pnrposs?it is far
fram my purpo-e? 1 t'esire to refrain from using any rx
cl'ing words, or dwelling npon any exciting topic like
this; end I had soiro misgivings woen 1 got up. (Crtss
tf-'Tbat's it," "Don't stop," " Give It to him." I fcsl
too deeply, when I eomruil myself to utteratee,
and am atraid that 1 might not conduct myself as I
ought. (Applause.) tVe are here to speak the voice of
New York?of men who were born free sad who mean to
die tree?(epplause)?of men who claim for thamfe.vej
the largest libsriy ol speech, acd who insist npou allow
Ing it to and of cefending it for others. (Renewed ap
plause.) It has been well said by tlie gentleman wbo
prect ded me, that the reign of force ha* began?the reign
ot the bally anil the bludgeon. (Cries of "that's tt.
Yes. snd tke reign ol tbe blackguard.") We have these
where we sbcu d have only the reign of reason, and
thong'i'. and patriotlim. All that, however, is over
ruhc. 'his is rot the lirst instance of the kind which
lias o:curied. This very session we have soon strlcien
down in tbe streets of iTaabi 'gton a man, who of all
uen I knew, moat challenges the respect of this commu
nity on account of bis services for the free press. (Hires
cheers.) We talk very olten of high physical
ccurige, but 1 I.now of no instancs of h'gh
er moral courage thin that wkiob, taking
bis life In his hards, and knowing that every hour of hts
stay in Washington that life was In danger?I know, I
h?y, ot no higher moral courage than wis evinced hv
it isce i.'reelcy under those circnmatances. (.Applause.)
...... jj ^
He sent there to tell Ihe truth, and he did tell ft; but he
was felled upon tbe avenue for telling it. (Applause.)
Now, ihete are trany who don't agree with Horace Gree
ley, and none who tnoic otten than my<etf disagree with
his opinions' but 1 respect the moral courage tba', seek
ing to find the truth, noes utter it, let who may oppose.
(Applause.) And now let me say another word?1 have
a tenderness tor the public press?he best years of my
life have been passed in connection with It, and I say
is the highest vocation that can be given to mortal mxn
ln a republic. (Vehement applause and cries of that's
tine.) The man wbo conscientious'y expresses his opin
ion and does it fear!c?nly, is the greatest benefactor of
bis country. (Renewed applause.) There is now In jeo
pardy every hour in Washington another editor?a man
who Is not afraid of any person in the ekape Of a man
(Applanre.) I allude to .lames Watson Web)?a msn
who le there in the midst ct the enemy, and thone who
?re at all times filling to attack a weik man will let him
alone. (Applause and laughter.) He is ever in the
midet of a camp cf enemies; bat be i* a little of a por
cupine, atd they don't touch blin. (Renewed applause
snd Isugjter.) Free speech may be silsnced as Sumner
was by bludgeon*, but If that speech if Mr. tfumner does
not produce an tffeet far greater tbin all the blows of
tbat a'sassin, then?(Tbe rest of tie sentence was lee*,
in the storm of applau'e which followed.) I will not
detain yon longer. 1 have said all and more than I
meant to aay. (Ob, no, and Go on i 1 have presented
myself that, so far as my name and ioflueace are con
cerned, It might be given f r the benefit of this meeting.
I came here with my while heart, and soul, aod
blcod. (Cheers.) I am here pledged to what
ever may be the necessary consequences of this
meeting,hand come when or how they may. (Tremend )us
cheering) Now, all this may seem rash. ("No.no.")
My daily communion i i with rash young fellow * (laughter),
acd my duty Is to restrain their rasru.es: and yet 1 should
leel my ?#lf ur lit for communion with their nob!e spiriti
it I could feel otherwiss than I do. or tee.lngtas I do, I
could fail to speak when a propsr opportunity presents
1 seit. (Applause.)
Hon. Kowis B MoRiiAN was introduce! by Mr. Kvarts
?? a gentleman who wss not sfraid toavei-it Mr. Sumuer,
end who bail the good fortune to belong to a Northern
State. This is Hon. K. B Mo'gsn?continual M-. K.?
who tu given mortal aid in bis mortal stress to the Hon.
Mr. Sumter, and who now, an here ofcie, represents in
the Cosgrrve of the t"ni;ed States the Cay tig ? diatrij: of
the S'ate ot New Vork. (Orent applause. j i.sntlemeo?
fepan Mr. Moigan?I have but a single word to ray. I
have river addressed a publio ?s,emblv, and this,
of all places in the world, li the last place to
make the lirat attempt In. (Applause aud cries ot 'Co
ahead "') It waa tbe mereet accident that I on tend the
great tlaughter boote at Washington. ("That's It?
that's U.e "ord." Applause.) Soilness called metaire,
and while in conversation with a colleague and one of toe
reporters of tbe press of this ci?y, 1 heard the lirnt and
record blow upon our friend Sumner's head. Instantly
my friend aid mytelf pressed forward? it waa but the
impulre of our nature ("(lood. good.") No credit
should be given to suy man for doing so, because there
is no man who would not have done the same. I',teeing
up as rapidly as I could, 1 saw from the instant I sta^iea,
fiom an opposite side ot the Senate chamber?I saw the
blows repeated by that?what do yon call him here ?
(Cries of "tiger'?orute!? thief!? blackleg!?blackguard
?assassin!?rufllanl") These blows ware given with all
the power that a man six feet two or three
Inches high could possibly put upon a noor, ui -
offendlrg man, tilting npon his ohair, wi h
bis feet under a desk, and no possibility of ri ing. A',
the lirst blow he became nensel??Sj and 1 think Afceeu or
twentv hlowa were given. My friend, Mr. Munly, who
passed In an opposite dlreetlon troa what I did, sprang
forward and got to Mr. Sumner at the same Instant wltn
myself and he caught the villain by the arm. (Cries of
"lbat's It?villain's the word?villain's good.") A', the
sarrr mimenttt wpsmv |nod fortune to j?lacj ruj*?,f be
tweeo lie '*0, and cvugb' ih? poor mac jj be wiW f?l'<
ing upon the Ho r. 1 caoght h'ot end ?tvsi bin ex ncy
ofjtuwouM h?*e dote. (Applause.) Well, there he
tay ?p ?m?'Sr< ee e cloa. b.- p>-r b.eeiing, neieu ba?f
ley upor ?>y arm, end both 1; sni mr eiat were s'a'pei
with bis blc-od. (Utv-ral voice- ?44Vex, en1 it wax go--4
Lfotd.") That id the history ot ihe matte-. While
st.ust irg there e?ve?al tmatora *?4 mary Inland-us
stood ?o< king n wtihoat the least imenJoo nfioterfar
Iug. r-iatE'' open them?shame upsn then. ? Neme
tLem?IV'ao are the? ? -hname upon such Heoatore?
Name tL em ell.) Tooe tkj ia one? (Groans were here glv
en fcrTo. enbe)? Douglas wen another?tM>re groans end
cries of "eiteme, sham# '). This is nlltaeie is -tb? bat
lies, you kt iw. but the punlshon-nt will be?1 will e. t
EomUeyou. foe metier is now bsfcxe th? H"it#of
ipiesentativs*. end thsrt is ell J enn nay. < Apr-Unes )
Tte nest epeeJtfr iutrodveed we* Mr .' mei ft srimw.tH,
PTMident of the Bsnk of C'-offimerce. New Yo.h.
Be canre. he saiC, entirely unprepared t> *4;rx*i ice
mieV/ng, but since ke had cewn on the platform he w?>
told that if he did no? tone toiward ho would not M con
eideiei? as i?rl)> doing his duty, as fulJ/participating f? ,
(he aunt sud opj-c'i of the mooting- Hs dil filly peni
ci| a'e in them but not being prepared to speak bite, he j
tbiew himself upon theft'c-onsiae.'aiion. Out evtu Vf" ho
had coats iVi"/ prepared t* apeak. he could not say any
raiig mere H>a:r whet wai* alt sad/no strongly ml 1, aid
what would b?r strongly enftrceO. (Applause.) He
heartily etdevued rhe rs? dulon. as ?i able and lumini.-e
erpcaiuon cf tbhrmost < isn woui ou r. It was a '('is.:
tt<n as <o whether they sh-ull mauitxdo thtt fc* wnioH
their ia*hera fouytit, or nhouKS allow those blt-jiogi to
be a seated tri m them. n? time has aorae not
for talk, but fbr wo lightened, iellbersbe, pe-ie-?erir.g
notion io put dowi all Violence, .att attempt V> retrain
the fro- lum of the prose and cC debate. It had Veu
well taid, that the* mast mark tL? Individuals erga^-d
in this mat'or. The/ must hold .ie relation*, political
or soelal, with tliem. Applause.- He would hold ao
re-a1ic.ni with a gutta percba slick? (laughter)? with
one who a'taoke a dsfeacotess man and cats at him wi'tb
outs No. 1 aad No. 2. There must be mi ted actfou, that
.-neb men no longer pattwo the reran of govepament
TV)e must lb uut'ol aid ooacsntra'sd ao.ion at the
hallrt box sgalnnt tbom. (Applause.) He thought
thore was no lotr of the ccuncry being wvtfrthrov.-b oe
c?i>e a l'sw reckless indlriduals would reurS t i
vlf.onee. lie would oppose riolencs to violecoe?
(apphniie)?aad would maintain at all hesza-ds tucrin
stlluiionscl theeiimtry ardot the l uion. v''<oudcheein.)
Mr. Josflti-ii Ho>ts next ad-rosxed the msetiwg. He asa
hsppy. be Baid, that he coald address them without ax
introduction The humble lndtrMual bstore thorn was
known in the community as-old .*oeH <xle. v'ldaugUtir.
He cutne to ipeak with them to-night or the grow oit out
rage that had been perpetrated since the estcblUlimect
of the government. He came to say with theta thi; no
raao t rpTOsenting a st-Tsreriga Stalc*nhall be struck down
in tbe-JScnate chamber by toe hand of an assassin. (Ao
planse.) This matter took its most serious aspect in the
faot that tbsH ates of the l uion whose members have
taken part in the outrage, directly or lndbeotl/, have
sane itned and approved this outrage, whish Is a dis
grace to the whole country. Outrages are someUtnes of
course committed; but he'had never hefjre heard Senators
say thatthey did not intertero to put c-stop to them, cn
the ground that they were not on terms of intimacy with
the perscn outraged. Oh : my Irieods, H was uot an in
dividual, it was a sovereign rotate of this Vnioo that was
strack by the hacd of an assassin. A blow indicted upon
Senators Hah acd Seward, in like circuiwteaees, would
be a blow inllioted u|>on the sovereign .State of New York;
and fo the blows inllioted upon Mr. Sumne* were inllioted
on the soversfgn State of Massachusetts. And what do
tlieptess of Washington IMt Why, the ATntiom! fn
trlligrxctr. thatfStaiil old paper,and the Unim, the month
piece of this aoonreed administration, f'hreag oins for
l'ierce ) dignify it by tho title of an unfortunate occur
rence. Is it an unfortunate ooonrrenoe that has tide 1
this boure as it never was filled before.' If that
Senator bad uot been- taken unwarned and un
prepared, It was his (Mr. Hoxie's) conviction
that the nephew of hie uncle would have fiund his at ack
on Mr. Sumner to be a very "unfortunate occurrence."
(Laughter.) What was their duty under such circum
stances '/ (A voice?"Haug the fellow.") He (Mr.
Hoxie) had laid < if all bis political association* far this
occa<icn. Me intended to give whatever little gool there
was left of bioi to insist the extension of the slave
power In this country. (Great applause.) He eared not
as to the man tor whom lie would vote for Congress,
lie would only aek them two questions. He would aRk
them, 'Can you fight r" And IP they answered that In
the affirmative, he wonld a?k them, ''Will you tight?''
And they may express any opinions they pleaee on-politi
cal question*. He would beg them all tor our country -
nake; for freedom's sake, to Iky by alt political
opinions and stand by the man who would sup
port the freedom of the conntry. (AppJauie.)
if such a roan were faithful, fearless and honest, be (Mr.
Ihxie) would work for him at he would for his brotaer.
(Applause.) If then, they would come forward to the
d'gnity of Amettcan ci'tzens, tlior would hear no more
t f attacks by assassins in the Senate chamber of the na
tion. The courage of most men depended much upm
their danger, and ke had heard that the courage of these
Southern men was exactly lt> the ratio of the distance of
the person thfy opposed. (Cheers and laughter.') 8e
wished he could hare introduced the las: speakor who
addressed the mee ttg. He would not have Introduce!
him as the president of a hank, fie would bare told
tbeiu he was the son of the man who commanded the
arilliery cf ihe Revolutionary aimjr at Saratoga. < A-o
P anse ) The lather of lhe gent eou who preceded
him was the honorable and lamented liable
King ; and there wns alro on the stage
one in whose veins ti wed the blood of Alexander Miom
trn. (Applause.) Whei be saw such men around hin
he felt honored in having his name associated wi U them
and with this meeting. I.et us, then, he said, resolve
that frcm this time forth until these gentlemen? I bag
pardon, these creatures?(laughter)?shall understand
that there aie blows to reeaive as well us blows to p. ve;
there can be do peace for a moment. And God b'ess and
prosper the right. (Applause.)
Mr. Evarto then came forward. He said that it was
not with the intenth n of making a speech that he ap
peared before them-, bnt the hour of ten had arrlvod, and
lie felt that it was ee?lrab!e that an opportunity should
nr w be offered for the auf ieece to exprei s their sentiments
upon the adoption cf the tesalu ions. He hoped the
expression would be such us not to be misunderstood.
lhe 1'ri53pk>t then nut tie <(noetion, and the resoltt
tli ds were adopted witn acclamation.
lhe meeting then indu ged in loud calls for "Bsseh
erl" "Beeoher! ' but though that g?nt!eman had been
seen on the plalf rm he did not come forward.
Mr. Brains then moved an adjournment, and the
meeting sas ceclartd adjourned, .-dill the wast crowd
wouid not disperse, but continued t > call for Boerher,
and at length Mr. Henry Ward Beeoher responded to the
call. After tremendous cheering and great nproar for
several minutes, ho at ieDgtbfobtiioeda hearing. He was
understood to say that he baa no deiire ol tposting, lie
htd|wi:liheid himself from maklrg his appearance before
tlem. He was pleased to a degree whtcn tso had never
known before with the resolutions adopted by the meet
ing and with the speeehee that had been made.
Ho did not, therefore, wish ti Interrupt the course ot tho
rr.ee.irg. it was understood that for prudential reasons
the managers of the meeting were averse to Mr. Beesber's
taking part in it. It was a meeting so wiHaly conducted,
so discreetly designed, aud ealaulated to have such
weight with aU parties, and with all men who are men,
throughout the country. If there la one thing, be sail,
which we ought to forget, it is tbat we have ever been
dlviced citizens. If there is one thing which wo ought to
remember, it is that we are united citizens. (Great ap
plause ) I know not ihat, If we had the ordering of
things, we would have conceived anything more con
summately wise. It we had looked tor the occurrence of
events bolter calculated than this to arouse the dormant
feelings of the North, we could not have seen them.
These events have, 1 think, transpired tn the order of a
higher Providence. I think sn the more read.ly be
cause we know that sometimes Providence em
ploys infernal instruments (laughter) to do its wtU.
Han Senator Sumner been a men ot war or a man of
brawling words, bad be been any other then what he
was, the cere could not have been so strong. 1 know not
that there wonld have been found throughout atl the land
ore man so tit to te ottered op as a sacritlcs for liberty?a
man so worthy to be r tiered up on the great altar ot our
coontiy. (Applause.) No aspiring poll ician has he
been. His past career his not been marked by ambitious
clutching*. A lawyer by profession, but a scholar by
instinct? e man cf refined Ileal, of social taste?he
was seized by one cf those sudden guests of popular feel
irg which bresk cut occasionally in all our fiee States,
aid elec'ed to the Senate of the United rftatca. Wo tie
bis election was yet pending, I had the pleasure of a con
versation with bim in his olliee. 1 being a clergy
man an I confessor on that occasion?(lauga en ?
and be told me the serrets of bis heart. I am
?ure that altbough not without honorable and msnly
ambition, this roan bad no desire for the positirn. Since
be baa been In Meshing-on, his course has oeen that
wttich became a man, a Christian, a gsatltman, a s '.ate->
msn and a scholar. He has evetywhsre not merely ob
served lhe roles of decorum, but with true chivalry, with
the lowliest gentleness, he has maintained himself vofd
o'< flVnce, so tnat the only complaint which I have ever
evt-i beard of Senator Sumr.er, has been this, that he, by
his thric.Wing and sens'tive nature, was not ti: foe the
'?rough and tumble" ol politics in our day. He would
have held himrell back, and availed giving the slightest
i fie nee, had it cot teen tbat he was reproved and goaded
into It by> A" 1 think, the Injudicious criticism of friends.
Dot tbat I fieen-. bis remarks to be ons whit too strong;
but every man in speaking, most idlow the lav
if ble own nature, and to attemp to spsak as
Is net in his nature is a mistake In any mac ;
lor when he proposes to spesk he takes counsel of
that which Is higher than any other counse.?Grit
i peskiig to hi.- conscience and his heart. (Applause.)
Aud it was for that utterance that he was prostrated by
tbat felon blow. Ah! it touches me. It touibe* me
not as a citizen, but as a man. IJcaunot walk the .street
ardcre be xsrgsdest wretch struck by a man in eir
cnrretatces which gsva him advantage with nit feeling
tny Wood bcil. And while 1 wou'd be and otrgbt to be
a Pixn ol peace, jet 1 say that 1 would defend the veal;,
ar d 4tl doirg so would not lieslta'e to imperil life and
limb. (Great applause.) You miy go through the
ITve Points ot th.s ci y and rske It to tbe bottom, and
von car net bring up a 'ot or sample of that which has
hctn once a man, who, if you asked him wuttld he strike
a mau down, would not be Indignant at tbe question.
Mo Lave had in cur courts for tho laU two or three
on nibs the pugilists of the city, of all grades?firtts,
records end bottle holders?una If you take these men
all tbe e?y through you will not Una oae who wl.l not
say, "1 b-ive msnlit ess enough !eft to mo to say th\t f*',r
piny Isajewel." It may not be known to allot you t'jftt,
bsna'or humuer has been in that condition which ',\on
tvm a nan from nillttaty duty, lis is mar s'.gbt<-d
and 1 y.irg unable to discern his adversary, the Onslaught
up-nhirawas peiullarly base. It wis jus',. an If one
rhoa d com* end slrlke down a b.md man. It was that
sort ol chivaliy wblob wou'd lesd tha ae>,r cr?,,p |?
1 to s sTcinan's thwohCT ?q<1 ply tVuj h'.a'^on oyei, be:
' heid vbi'e i-bo w*- ? J?*p oc her p'il'.w. Mr
^umner t-1 8' O' b*r wvopct! i"i hi* hand
?y, *n Ha !>'n Ah, yctismea, b?re W have it
it* symbol o tt* b'cna f- thepw-the i'Uh'l 0? tt*
*> ?. y, i? Ice b':i yeoo f kn if of lf.it fwo hC?c4t of'Lo
t,* n o?h le.<" i(r Ilr??6 ?one !i s nero of evtbo
ir:_ * ' a* 1 r ?r of ???>??? It *u-ry ?u *
b.V- v..0 ol t" 11'< hn* t~jc H?;cu'e* fn ths **1 Igbt
o'B 7tho r." "" hl.:citioMk'n*tf>ntaaTceid ibseee
BiH Oirrtlet -- 'Tor ,n ?ev:r nod nusrmwf m-<u.
tuniri'tn !k,'(>lri history: h!j BYEi- i.i Ck n
Brockets tbe be', 1 not c> tua title, but tee ikC&1a aim
reV fLei'Rbt?r < >*T' B??cber "Vnt tn t ? ?ty thrt ttc* ?
doi'tgt tc WaaM.gtu " ??*? hr'tteeebo?* rf the Colo*
iji hit ,*s s.-. .1 w*4 ' / Nonh tow to c*> to tb*??
rr&dr.so? '1 . i? lor ' JO* bat C> tar ter
sha'1 ton ri r, ' .* pp '???? ) By J1" force ct liber y
and hj ttf .otes o* the cv>'lirttioti.?*.-b.'oh ccaoite fr >m
tte Tosoto < f ChtliUsnify, e*d by tt.7 force <?? Cbtta
ti?3H? t *!f we 'boll ;t h f u* dfetictf? ortUt i' out
oBilften. a t'et r a Tts'crr f >? liberty. (f>?t bpslaase)
Ifbsn, ?! lart tbi.i country ? ha. I oit at tl> fe t c' 'bo
Getir.is cl rtsmej r nom "'d of th" devil she. I svt
at tie '?ct fCoTftt, then, leevMnfe*. tbuf time *h b
bore cr on isredic'ed !r 'J" kM-ipvuiea?prtdrMed .ate
Apoe/b>Sf?tbu? Sat?c -to:!' *? oei.ted an'5 hewn', ?ui
c.*t into tbo pit iot a thouruki year*. God B;.?cd the
6** ^ .v
Mr. B*sc>er retired ami) *frt appJnuee, ( >3 th?
neeJbg (*' l'O'i o'clcjk {'. JI , tjp*-*twi with chocrw
ana' voelfeta' Una.
Tlie BilcSt Ciiuirti Hiopert^?fflMMlew fjrln
srrtiEm! cottrt.
May 8ii?Ar'.trt uryh, Itar!.; atid OUIt'1 tl< TV Mover,
CrmpirolUr, if-;.? Thii wan a motion f jr an t?i a action ??
to the conreysnoe of the Bttck Cjurat propier y. The
coucarl bavfBg been ttsgsffed in other couane tarcngh
out Ibe due, and the importance of thie case demadliog
immediate action, Judfe nootteyeit comej'etl ft" bey the
argument at his private re 13sties. Acr rdmgly. the
partlee uiet at his h ?nor'a bouse last errvij# at eia
c clock for ihe- purpose of proceeding vlth ?&e ewe.
it if contended i tat the Cimmfoslonerx of cher oinktng
J'rand ROt?'l M'ltho.'t aut jo> i 'j f; m toe C'ji. :?urj"tt?aneil,
ar>l that the Tru?l ?es sold tbtir in rreat to priva s w
oi toue.i In ippoh'.tiou to '-he piupoeal tceuo'te in tlM
.?ukicwiih tbo Corporation, and thai they rheTty pre
vented competition.
M.\ Ilutchinf, In ooenlcg the ease for Ike ;
aaid that in tbr year iTSti a deed was nunc , aoriveylng to
the FiMt !'re?oy eiianohnrah, their ' hrirs
the property in rjuei'-i n, lor tne sole pu p >ee o, c.'titwg
aobaic\ tneieun, and u ing the aojsont plot tor *
btiylrg grc tind. fhi* property wan subeiqueatlt con
veyed to the lirisk rieebyver.au c'turcn. and tnetrusteea
Hibee<iutntly c mmenced ntgotiai.a its tale tu the
city. lht Voraiuisi'icners of tne r ink Tig Fund lure no
authority to fell thepropertv in qucet'.ou, nml relea-e the
conditions >( the less*, with rut an oidiuance baring
been fir.-t pifsed oy the Common C luncf! autb rub g tne
aume. TlieoonclU n was created by the- C <mm in C'.'an
ci , acting in their Itgie'ative cipaci'y, r.rd it can only
bo letuevtd by fhi same power. Ch? .vrraegeuient made
hy ihtiToniiub,aicnera of tne Sltking t urd aiin tna true -
toeaol the B ich church, by which the cit? w?s t > be ta
tcreeted :o the ovtent of and was to receive one fourth,
aud thu church to be in'.ere.siod to the extent of and to
receive three fourths ?f the prooeel* of the property
was wac!e wi hmt any Lawful authcrity, and renders no
eale void. First it was virtually a ea'.e ot ttoa interest
cf ttte ciiy at prifati ?ale. Secondly, it ton. ei to p e
vent competition ot the rale?the iureha*?r doc
knowing vrhat title he would g?t, or whe'her
or not It wad encumbered wah a long, lltigati o.
The only power of rule the causiitutdd aautosltles and
guardians ot tto pobltc interest have over the city pro
perty is to cell the sme at pu slid auction, totbe higusct
bidder, alter duo notice of the time aud p'ace tTsaie aad
the raio must te tne entire interest of the city thersta,
and not encumbered with the ra'o or difponi.lon ol the
interest o' the other a therein at the same sale. Mr.
Hntchins then prooswded <o comment oa-iheee pMnte,
end to contend that the interest* of the city ifould be
materially effected if a c.ntrary cnurse were allowed.
The saie of the Brick church, ani prlva esale prevl ius to
the sale at aoc-iou, was a violation of toe egreeroeht
upon which the sale w to be made, and a fraud, end
rhould tbeie ore vafd ih? sale. He alio contended that
theOommlesiouerc of the Sinking Fuud have no p >wer te
cispese ot aey portion of the real eetate of 0? cHy ?? be
use fcr or reseived for public purposo* " This oan only
be done by order of the Comm >n Connell
Mr- Bu'thms aho robmllted teat the arraogsme?t
made private v by 'ho ci y and the church, by which
they iigrred that the ictorost ot the city should be taaan
at cae iouith the wl?i?, aa* a palpuole evsalen of 'he
amended cbaiter if 18f4. U sush an evasion can sew
teed It vili be easy t > nullify That provision of the coas
ter in ull ca-es wr.ct the city has interest* which are
not the euhjsct of esact catculatinn. In arguing the
points for the piaintin* Mr. llutchins said tnat such a
sale as this con d not te uphe'd and that it was virtu
ally nothing but a private sale of oUy prooorty, aud is
putting the city complftely in the posrer of now
jnlnt tenant* wno own properly in that way. If
such a thing a* thi? can be lolrra ed thera will be
no office of ?ueh value a* that of a Cimmissioeer
of tbe Sinking Fund, and there will be no oBioe fcr
which there will bo- such competition. iter some
further argument counsel eonteudel that the condition
i f the deed ot llio property was that tney ooald
not melt for any private secu! ?r purpose; aud rotbrud to
the cite of Mo t ve. tardier street c lurch, 7tb Paige.
He submitted ihn' tlw pr .porty ehiiild hs pnt up for sale
again; sol if sc. no Irjury c.uld accrue to aey of the
parties concerned.
Mr. O'Cotor re pi4 id at length contending ?bat the salo
ard purcbore wero made aud effected in gold faith?that
the property is nV. worth more than tney gav* for It,
though ttey are wtlliag to admit ?hat thsy got a-bargain.
Tbe Jufee iD'iulrodlf ft appeared in a. j of the papers
that tbo piaintitfs bad hid at tbe auction?
Mr. O'l'onor ea'd-that they had bid as high as 9260,000.
This the piaint?T< dotted.
Mr. Iiudloy P. Field, on behalf ol the plaintiffs, said aa
it was now ten o'clock at night, and he ha 1 been engured
all o*y In an Important unit In the Superior Court, and
np to the present h ur bad not dined, he ? hoped tbe
JudRO would not compel him to close the argument for
tb e plaint' ff*.
Mr. u'Coiior raid he was similarly situated, aud thwre
ujion the Juilga adjourned tbe case till tuis (Saturday)
mornirg at tbo Supreme Court.
Bnireiior Court,
A I'flAltl'tH PAIUy.
Before Hon. Judge Slosion.
May CO Charlti F. WtUr ri. Ambrose C. Kingtlani
and other*, (tuners of the Ship JyphjonThi* action wan
brought by the plaintiff (who, togs'her wiih Carl Brass
mann, toimed the firm of Ureses aan & Co., skip brokers,
ot London), torocover 2>? per cont commitiion on the
lump friigbtof tbo ship lyphoon. on a voysff,? from 1-no
tion to Caloutta aud back again, iu 1864, being ?12,000.
(iraRsmann t* Co. a* broker*, obuiieJ fronj Hr >artwood m
Barclay, of Ixmdon, a charter party for said voyage, in
wLlcb was recured lire per eent commission on tbe lump
irtlgbt, and which was paid. Ay the terms,of tne charter
party the vrnel was to be causlgcod oa her return voyegw
to the broker*, who sin to oport tha veceel Inward, and
do the *h!p'i boi'nrsa.
On the retntw of ttas ship the defendant* took the
ve-sol outcf the broker'* hand*, at d this action wae
brtught to ieoo. er 2H per c-nt on the freight, alleging,
111 st, that there was an e> press contract to pav the tans;
and fscoml, that in tbe absenci of* ocatrast by previous
dealings and usage, thoy were entitled to it.
lheptlnc -yal ship broker-, oi I/ indon (Including the
hou-o s of Qarirg & Brother* and leabDly&Co,) were
examined a* to the custom p'evening in I,inlon, a* te
charging eommt**ion* sought to Vs recovered In this
esse and their deposAion* were toad in evldccee. The
question i? considered of great imp-irtanee to American
shipowner*, becstire ?inc? the ropoal of the Faflich Ne
vigatloa law* American ship* he<e ex'enslvbl v er gaged
in the carrying trade between l.ogUud and her c domes,
and have had the preference gt .an them by the F.ngiieh
merehsnt*. . . . ?
rhejey had aot agreod at Ihe ildngof the l-onrt,
ana the Judge csdeied a oealod rerdiot.
Snyerto * Court..
HeSore Uon. JnJge Hoe aorta
M.vt 3# ? J. I'. Milhanl *4 Co., vs. Aletewpder Drnnutonn
>f- O) ? Thia eatife i* nor on trial lor A* (ifih tlm?, nod
ba t been frequent); nc Iced be'ore. J, U aa notion for
relllng A largo quantity of Hour I? I iyerpo-il in K?J,
1846, ooatiury to the .j-ilere of the vlatntlfTe, who dlrwoi
rd tli At It should not bo nold un'i. the queetlon a* to ton
repeal of tho corn Lama was *ett>d. Ton floor w** die -
poeed of before the t'nie rpec ,r.?l, by which a loee won
Hunteined by the <yaGgntex. They claimed $14,000 da
iiwh. The juii gATf a *',rd.et for plaintiff for $7,
82Q 83.
Pereonnl intelligence,
Among the paxxengern to leeva to day t?r "to 1'nltoo
aie Mr. .l<hn J. Aiamr,, ?* bearer of dsepatchee to the
United States ligation *t I'Aiie, and Kr. John I?. Appla
wall, ae bearer of f-^fMaI deupVthe* lo Mr. Dallas, oar
Minister At IondJn ,
Mr. Ca^alcanll "iV Albuquerque, lowmerly the repreeen
tatiro of Brer.il to the lolled Stales, bee retained io
WeiOiingtcn in the cApeoity of Unroy Rxtraiidiaary of
hie Kmpercr to our ^.ivi'rnrernt.
A l itc Cla aid in?Mrs. Fanny Humble and ear rant, ltog.
I*r6; Bfnr_ hrhrodcr and femi'T, Iltmburg: Rlcntrd Glover,
Imil.m; '.4 K. Pa vie, Hartford. J. K. Mille. Maeeachnietu;
Carlton hew York, L. Wertlner, HpriogftelA, Charles
A. Whit e< j|ew York, W. S. Cbnrot, Alheay.
Kror.? New Or'.eane, l? ehlp 5u',t\na-Mra AH en Hill, MImc*
Alice Uii Annie a Bill Mid eorven'. Mn G Whjemorq. Vl?n
Mar y W huomnrt. Mils Joiephine Waitemiwe and ecu-rant, Mrs
Cf 41 R Poet, Maxtor Font, and 21 In eeeend cabin.
From GalterUm, In berk Moutauk?M.e Churchman saJ 'A
MiffKNT lj:rTKiw ? I .let of letter* advertise .1 in Use vsw
York Ukiuid of May 30, 1846, remaining laths Poet
oftioe, New Yoik, for l'hilndelpbi* bonne. ?
Be Wry k Co., H-?*an A Tkonypeon,
K. 1>. Bat net. JoJklne A Co.,
trowel 1 A C 1H??, 8 wain A Aboli.
Kii/grraW A Co.. Hwith A Hayes,
Gens I Iberman A Co.. Tatham A Brother,
.Irtia A, lltndr , Thurlow llugb?? ?i
wlU'8?aoo, Tay'ot A Co,

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