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f.urfc?d, a* Mi a?U M(Ub? extended, but to be told rated,
and | rot*o?e<i ooiy became of and ho far as its actial
urrMooe among on mkci that toieratton aid
peoutilou nocemttjr. (Loud appUuae) Let all
Ums guataateia thoce fathers gave it be, not gruJgtogly,
but fully and fairly maintained. For this repsbltr.n-i
niniriiii. fclk?l with Him. no far 1 know or
Hx'y wit) be content (Applause.) ad at uoir, (f they
would listen?as I ?appose they will wot?I wou.d address
a f?w words to lue Southern people, (laughter) I
would My to the at. You consider yourt>e!?t? a reasonable
mmi a just people, and I consider that in the general qualities
?f reason atid justice yon are n?t Inferior to soy
other people; sill), when you apeak of us republicans,
yon no so r.nly to Oeueiicee us as rephb -1, or, at the best,
as no (Htter th&n outlaws. You will grant a hearing to
ptraiea or murderers, but nothing like It to " black republicans.
(laughter.) in ail your contentions with one
another each of you deems an uDOoudithtnal condemnation
o< " btata refiubUcaniiini ' as the tirst thing to he attend
d to (laughter.) Indeed, such condemnation of ns
are ma to be an Indispensable prerequisite?license, so to
eceak?amoog you to be admitted or permitted to speak
at all. Now, can you or sot bo prevailed upon to pause
and to coaeKler whether this Is quite just to ns, or
even to yeoreelveef Bring forward your charges and
apeciQcattons, and then he patient long enough to hear ns
deny or justify. You say wo are sectional. We deny it.
I flood applause.) That makes an Issue, and the burden
of proof to upoto yon. (Laughter had applause.) You
Cdooe your proof; sad what to it? Why, that our party
no exlstenoe la your sec Ikm?gets no votes in yo ir
ioo4K)u. The fact to substantially true: but does It prove
thewsoe? If It does, then, in ease we should, without
change of pi inciple, begin to pet votes in your section, wo
nhooio thereby cease to be sectional. ( ireal merriment.)
You cannot escape tbto conclusion; and yet, are you will
hig to abide by It? If yon are, you will probably soon
find that we have oessed to be tectlooal, for we shall get
votes In your section this very year. (loud cheers.)
Yon will then begin to discover, as the truth plainly to,
JLst your proof does not touch the toeoe. The fact
that we get no votes in your section to a fact of
your making and not of ours. And If there b
fault in that fact, that fault to primarily yours,
and remains so until you show that we repel you
by some wrong principle or praetice. If we do
epel you by any wrong principle or practice, the lault to
onra; but tbto brings you to where you ought to have
Marled? to a discussion of the right or wrong of our principle
(Loud applause ) If our principle, put In prscttoe,
would wrong your section for the benefit ?of ours, or for
any other object, then our principle, and we with it, are
sectional, and are justly op ened and denounced as such
Meet us, then, on the question of whether our principle,
rt in practice, woulu wrong your section; and so meet
a if it were possible that something may be said on
urakle. (Laughter.) Do you aooept the challenge? No.
Then you really believe that the principle which our
iMhers who framed the government under which we live
thought so clearly right as to adopt It, and endorse it
again and again, upon their oilicial oaths, is, in fact, so
flearly wrong as to demand your condemnation without
tnomem'!) consideration (Applause ) Some of you
light to llaunt in pur races the warning against
euenal parties given by Washington in his
Farewell Address. Less than eight yeaVs before
Washington gave that warning, be had, as President of
'the United States, approved and signed an net of
a-ongrese, enforcing the prohibition of slavery in the
Korihweticrn Territory, which act embodied the policy
of the govei nment upon tint subject, up to And at the
very moment he penned that warning; and about one
year alter he penned It be wrote Lafayette that he con
same connection bis hope that we should some time have
a confederacy of free States, (Applause.) Bearing this
to umd, and scteg tbst sectionalism has since arisen upon
able ssme subject, is that warning a weapon la your
bands against us. or in our bands against you* Oaukl
Washington himself speak, would be cast the blame of
that esctlooal-em upon us, wbo sustain bis policy, or upon
you wbo repudiate it T (Applause.) We respeet tbat
warning of Washington, ana we commend it to you, together
with his example pointing to the right application
f it. (Applause ) But you say you are conservative?
eminently conservative?while wo are revolutionary, destructive,
or something of the sort. What Is conservatism?
to it not adbcrenee to the old and tried, against the new
noo untried ? We sttck to, contend for, the identical
id pottey on the point In controversy which was adopted
by our fathers who framed the government under which
we hve; while you with one acoord reject, and soout, aud
.Spit upon that old policy, and insist upon substituting
something Dew. True, you disagree among yourselves
aa to what that substitute shall be. You have considerable
variety of new propositions and plans, but yon are
nsaimons in rejecting and denouncing the old policy of
the lathers. Some of yon are for reviving the foreign
Slave trade; tome Tor a Congressional slave co e for the
Territories; tome for Congress forbidding the Territories
So prohibit slavery witbln their limits; some for maiatainH-g
slavery in the Territories through tbe Judiciary; some
tor tbe ' gur rest purrincrple"?(laughter)?that "if one
man would enslave another, uo third man should object,"
IaniiisticaIly nailed "popular sovereignty"?(renewed
lai ghter and applause)?but never a man among you
to' Isvor of federal prohibition of slavery in federal
Territories, according to the practice of our
fathers who frsmed the government under which we
?vc. .Vol one of all your various plans can show a
precedent or an advocate in the oentury within which our
government originated. Consider, then, whether your
claim of conservatism fpr yourselves, and your charge of
dcetructiveness against us, are based on the most clear
and stable foundations. Again, you say we hare made
tbe slavery question more prominent than it formerly
was. We dcDy it. Wo admit that it is more prominent,
but we deny that we made it so. It was not we, but yoa,
who discarded the old policy of tbe fathers We resisted,
nd still resist, your innovation?your want of conservatism;
and thenoe comes tbe greater prominence of the
question. Wbould you have that question reduced to its
former proportions)1 Go back to tbat old policy. What
ban been will be again, under the same conditions. If
you would have the peace of tbo old times, re-adopt the
precepts and policy of tbe old times. (Applause.) Tea
charge that vre stir up insurrections amoog your stoves.
Ws deny it; sad what to your proof? Harper's Terry!
?reat laughter.) John Brown! (Renewed laughter.)
bn Brown was no republioaa, and yon have
failed to Implicate a single republic in in his Bar
par's Ferry enterprise. (Loud applause.) If any
member of our party is gulUy In that matter, you know ft
r you do not know It. If you do know it, yon are Inexcusable
to not designate the man and prove the Tact, if
yon do not know It, you are inexcumhle to aanert It, and
specially to persist in the assertion after you have tried
and failed to make the proof. (Great applause.) Yon
weed not be told tbat persisting m a charge which one
does not know to be true, to simply malicious slander.
(Applause.) Same of yon generously admit that no re
pnbkran designedly aided or encouraged the Harper's fer,?
affair; but s'JU insist that our doctrines and declarations
necessarily lead to such results. We do not believe
jL We know we bold to no doctrines, and make no de*
(orations which were not held to and made by our fathaws
whn fpamrH thfl ffnv?rnm?nt under which ire live.
gapp'sew ) Yon never dealt fairly by tie In relation to
this iflair. When It occurred, some important iitate elections
were near at hand, and.you were In evident flee
-with the bclier that, by charting the blame upon
we yeu could get an advantage of us In those
elections. The elections came, and your expectations
were not quite fulfilled. (Laughter.) You did
wot sweep New York, and New Jersey, and Wisconsin,
and Mionesota, precisely like fire sweeps over the prairie
in high wind. (laughter ) You are atiil drumming at
thb idea, (lo on with it. If you think you can, by
slandering a woman, make her love you, or by villtlying
a wan make him vote with you, go on and try it.
(Boisterous laughter and prolonged applause.) Every republican
man knew that, as to himself at lcaat, your
charge was a slander, and he was not much Inclined by
b to caal bis vote In your favor. Bepubiicaa doctrines
md declarations are accompanied with a continual protest
against any interference whatever with your
tlavsa, or with you about your slaves. Surely
Ibis does not encourage them to revolt. True, we
Jo, in common with our fathers who framed the govern
moot under which we live, declare our belief that slavery
s'wrong?(applause)?but the slaves do not hear us dollars
even this, for anything we say or do, the slaves
would scarcely know there Is a republican party. I beieva
they would not, In fact, generally know it but fbr your
misrepresentations of us, In their hearing. In your poittoal
contests among yourselves, each faction charged the
other with sympathy with black republicanism; and then,
fo give point to the charge, defines black republicanism to
imply insurrection, blood and thunder among the
laves. (Boisterous laughter and applause.) Slave insurrations
are no more common now than they wars before
us republican party was organize L What Induced the
Southampton insurrection, twentyeight years sgo, in
'high at least Urns timss ss many lives were lost as at
lartnr'a rrrrjf You can scarcely atretchyoor vary elastic
uw to the oouclnston that Southampton was got up by
Mm republicanism. (Langhter.) In the present state
. things in the United Slates I do not think a general, or
vMavery extensive slave Insurrection. Is possible. The
MfWpensable oonoert of action cannot be attained. The
lavbs have no means of rapid communication; nor can
pceadiary free man, black or whits, supply It. The exootve
materials are every where In parcels, but there
cither are, nor can be supplied, the indispensable conn icttg
trains. Much Is said by Southern people about the afTecon
of slaves ft* Uwlr maatcro and mistresses; and a part of
,, at least, is true. A plot for an Uprising oould eoaroely be
* vised and oommunicated to twenty individuals before
?nt? one of them, to save the life of a favorite mister or
f'ltreae, would divulge It Ibis Is the rule; and the slave
notation UrHayii was not an exception to It, bat a case
xurring under peouMar circumstances. The gunpowder
1st ef British history, though not connected with slaves,
ss more In point la that oaas, only shoot twenty vers
imfefcd to the secret; sad yet one of them, In his anxiety
i sswe a Mead, betrayed the plot to that Mend, and. by
msequcnce, averted the calamity. Occasional pofcooings
oss the kitchen, and open or lirsbbj aaaamliialhiiia In
M field, and local rawohs extending to a boots or so, will
mtmoe to oconr as the natural results of slavery;
jt no general tamsrreoUca of slaves, m I think.
mi happen In Ikb counter for a long time.
Tioever much feats, or mneh boms, for auch an
I,-eat, will he alike disappointed, la the language of Mr.
-Jleraon, uttered many years ago, "It ia still moor power
. direct the process cf emancipation, and deportation,
Saceably, and in such stow degrees, as that evil will wear
.nsensibly; and their pieces he, piwt pawn, filled up by
m white laboccra. (land applause.) If, on the centra.
it Is ton to foros itseii on. huaaan nature must shudder
the prospect held up." Mr. Jaffbrson did not mean to
y,aor do I, that tne power of emancipation ia in the
lend government. He epohe of Virginia; and,as to the
per of cmanclpstlsn, I speak af the slavebotding Slates
ly The federal govurnsMnt, however, as sre insist,
k the pswer of reetramtog the extension of the Instttunothe
power to insure that e store insurrection shall'
ver ?cj?r on any Aaserican soil which is now free from
ivery. (Applause ) John Brown's effort was peculiar,
iru act a slave insumaotwn. It was an attempt by white
n to **? up a revolt aaseag slaves, ia whfth the tlavea
med to participate. Ia last, ft was aa absurd tost the
vca, wkb ail their Ignaramjii, saw plainly enough it
ild not suoe6od. That afalr, la Ms phUasophy, correawith
the auay attempts, related ta history, at the
' awmatico af kings aad sesperars. An enthusiast
ijett over the oppraaaion of a people tin be fancies hlmj
?omadsr:oncd by Heaven to liberate them. He vents
the attempt, which en$s in l.'Uie else thaa ia bis own
ft to boo. Online attempt on Louie napoleon, and John
<a't attempt at Harper's Ferry were, in their ph.toao
f. preritely tbe same. The eat:omen ut ess', blame en
mclacd .n the one case, aa<l on New Kaglaad in tbe
jr. com not disprove the sameness of tbe two things,
ptoufe ) And hew much would it avail ran. if you
y, by-the u?e of John Browr, He'per's boor, and tbe
Hre break op tb? republican orgainlaatlen T Human
action can Xn> muddied to some extant, but human nature
cannot be changed There la a judgment and a reeling
against slavery in tbla uation, which cast at least a mil
bow and n half of vofa. You ranm>t d^atrov tbat Jud
stent and feeling?tbat sentiment?by breaking up the
political organic*lion which rallies around it. You nan
scarcely scatter anil disptroe an army which has been
formed Into order In the face of your hemyteat Ore, but if
you could. how much would you gain by forcing the sentiment
which created k( out of the peaceful Chanel of the
ballot box, into aome other channel? What would that
other charncl probably be? Would the number of John
Biown's be lessene d or enlarged by the operation? But you
will break up be Union, rather tban submit ton denial
of your const tutionil rights. Tbat has a somewhat recklets
round; but It would be palliated, If not fully Juatlt>d,
wf re ?! promising, by the mere force of numbers,
to defnve you of aomo right, plainly written down In
the cocrtltutlon. But we are proposing no such thing.
When you make there declarations, you haya a bpe
ckflc sod well under itood alluaien to an Manned constitutes!
right of yonra, to take clavea into the federal Territories,
and to hold thorn there as property. But no suoh
right is aperiOcally written in this oonatitotion. That Instrument
is literally silent about any such right We, on
the contrary, deny that such a right has any existenoe in
the constitution, even by implication. (Applause.)
Your purpoec, then, plainly stated. Is, that you will destroy
the government, unless you be allowed to construe
end inrorce the constitution as you please, on all points in
dispute between you and us. You will ruin or rule in all
events. This, plainly stated, is your language to us. Perhaps
you wffi say the Supreme Court has decided the die
tinted constitutional question In your favor. Not quite so
But. waving the lawyers' distinction between dictum and
decision, the Court have decided the question for you in a
sort of way. The Court have substantially said, It Is your
constitutional right to take slaves into the federal Per
rttorlee, and to hold them there as property
When I say the decision was made in s sort of way,
1 mean it was made in a divided Court by a bare
majority of the judges, and they not quite agreeing with
one another in the reasons for making it; that it, is so
made as that its avowed supporters disagree with one
another about Its meaning; and that it waa mainly based
upon a mistaken statement Of fact?the statement in the
opinion that" the right of property in a slave is distinctly
and expressly affirmed in the Constitution " An inspection
of the Constitution will show that the right of property in
a slave la not distinctly and expressly affirmed in it. (Applause.)
Bear In mind the Judges do not pledge their
judicial opinion that such right is impliedly affirmed
in the Constitution; but they pledge their veracity
that it is distinctly sod expressly affirmed there?
"distinctly"?that is, not mingled with auytbing else?
expressly, that is in words meaning Just that, without
the aid of any inference, and susceptible of no other
meaning. If they had only pledged their judicial
opinion that such right is affirmed in the instrument by
implication, it would be open to others to show that neither
the word " slave" nor " slavery" ia to be found in the
constitution, nor the word "property" even, in any conrhr
tlftn rnith lanenaea allitAltiiv ?n the (kinM slnrft AW
slavery? (epplsupe)? and that wherever In that instrument
the Muve is alluded to, he is called a "person;" and
wherever his master's legal right in relation to him is
alluded to, it ie spoken of as "servise or labor due," as a
"debt" payable In service, or labor. Also, it would be
open to show, by ootemporaneous history, that this mode
or alluding to slaves and slavery, instead of speaking of
them, was employed on purpose to exclude from the constitution
the idea that there could be property in man.
To show all this is raey and certain. When this obvious
mistake of the Judge* shall be brought to their notice, is it
not reasonable to expect that they will withdraw the mistaken
statement, and reconsider the conclusion based
upon liv And then it is to bo rcmumbered that "our
faihA who framed the government under which we
live"?the men who made the constitution?decided this
tame constitutional question in pur favor long ago?decided
it without a division among themselves, when
making the decision; without division among themselves
about the meaning of it after it waa made, and so
far aa any evidence is left without baaing it upon any mistaken
statement of fhcts. Cn ier all these circumatanoee
do you really feel youraelves justified to break up this government,
unless such a court decision as yours is shall be
at onoe submitted to as e conclusive and final rule of political
action? But you will not abide the election of a re*
publican President In that supposed event you say you
will destroy the Union, and then,you say, the great crime
of having destroyed it will be upon us! (Laughter.) That
is cool. (Great laughter.) A highwayman holds a pistol
to my ear, and mutters through his teeth. " Stand and
deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer!"
(Continued laughter.) To be euro, whet the
robber demanded of me?my money?waa my own, and
I bad a clear right to keep it; but it was no more my
own than my rote is my own;?(" That's so," and applauae.)?
and the threat of death to me. to extort my
money, and the throat of destruction to the Union, to extort
my vote, can scarcely be distinguished in principle.
A few words now to republicans. It is exceedingly desirable
that all parts of this great confederacy snail be
at peace and in hirmony one with another. Let us republicans
do our part to have it so. ("We will," and
applauae.") Kven though much provoked, let us do nothing
through passion and 111 temper. Even though the
Southern people will notjso much aa listen to us, let us
calmly consider their demands and yield to thorn, if, in
our deliberate view of our duty, we possibly can. Judging
by all they say and do, an 1 by the subject and nature
of their controversy with us, let us determine, if we can,
what will satisfy thorn. Will they be satisfied if the Territories
be unconditionally surrendered to them? We know
they will not. In all their present complaints against us
the Territories are scarcely mentioned. Invasions and
insurrections are the rage now. Will it satisfy them if,
in the future, we have nothing to do with invasions and
insurrections ? We know it will not. We so know because
we know we never had anything to do with Invasions
and Insurrections; and yet this total abstaining does
not exempt os from the charge and the denunciation. The
question recurs, what will satiafy them? Simply this :
We must not only let them alone, but we must, somehow,
oonvince them that we do let them alone. This, we knew
by experience, is no easy teak. We have been trying to
so convince them, Oram the very beginning of our organisation,
but with no success, in nil our platforms and
speeches we have constantly protested our purpose to let
them elofle; but this has had no tendency to convince
them. Alike unavailing to convince them is the fact that
they have never detected a man of us in any attempt to
disturb them. These natural, end apparently adequate
means ell falling, what will convince them? This, and this
only: cease to call slavery wrong, and join (hem in celling it
right And this must bo done thoroughly?done in acts
as well as in words. Silence will not be tolerated?we
must place ourselves avowedly with them. Douglas' new
edition lew must be enacted end enforoed, suppressing
nil declarations that slavery ie wrong, whether made in
politics, in presses, in puipite or in private. We must
arrest and return their fugitive slaves with greedy pleasure;
we must pull down our free State constitutions: the
whole atmosphere must be disinfected (Mm all taint of
opposition to slavery, before they will cease to believe
that all their troubles proceed from us. I am quite
aware they do not state their case precisely in this
way. Moat of them would probably say to us, "Let
us alone, do nothing to us, end say what you please
about slavery." But we do let them aloue?have never
disturbed them?so that, after all, it Ie what we any
which dissatisfies them. They will continue to
accuse us of doing, until we oeaae saying. I am
also aware they nave not, aa yet, in terms, demanded
(he overthrow of our free State constitutions.
Yet those constitutions declare the wrong of slavery
with more solemn emphasis than do all other sayings
against it; ana, wnen au roese otner sayings snail nave
been silenced, the overthrow of these constitutions will
be demanded, and nothing be left to resist the demand.
It is nothing to the contrary that they do not demand the
whole of ihis just now. Demanding what they do, and
for the reason they do, they can voluntarily stop nowhere
short of this consummation. Holding, as they do, that
slavery is morally right and socially elevating, they cannot
cease to demand a full national recognition of it as a
legal right and a social blessing. (Applause.) Nor can
we justifiably withhold this on any ground save
our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery
is right, all words, acts, laws and constitutions
against it are themselves wrong, and should be
silenced and swept away. If it is right, we oannot
justly object to its nationality?its universality;
if it is wrong, they cannot Justly Insist upon Its extension
?its enlargement AU they ask we could readily grant,
if we ihought slavery right; all we ask, they ooold as
readily grant, if they thought It wrong. Thatr thinking
it right, and our thinking tt wrong, is the predse test
upon which depends the whole controversy. Thinking it
right, as they do, they are not to blame for desiring Its
fhll recognition, ts being right; but thinking It wrong, as
we do, can we j teld to them? Out we cast our votes with
their view, and against our own? In view of our moral,
octal and political responsibilities, can we do this? (-'No,
no," and applause.) Wrong aa we think Blaveryls,we
can yet afford to let It alone where H la, because that
much la dtw to the necessity arising from its actual presence
in the nation; but oan we, while our votes will pro.
vent it, allow tt to spread into the national Territories and
to overrun us here in these free States? C'N'o. never."
and applause. A voice?"Guess not'' Laughter.)
if oar mm of duty tor bids this, then let us stand
by oar duty, fearlessly and effectively. Let oa be
diverted by none of tboee sophistical contrivances wherewith
we are so industriously plied and belabored?contrtvancee
such as gioptog for some middle ground between
the right and the wrong, vain aa the search for a
man who should be neither a living man nor a dead
man?inch aa a policy of "don't care" on a question
about which all true men do care?such as Union appeals
beseeching true Union men to yield to dlsunionists, reversing
the divine rule, and calling, not the sinners, but
the righteous to repentance?(prolonged cheers and
laughter)?such aa Invocations of Washington, Imploring
men to unsay what Washington said, and undo what
Washington did. Neither let us be slandered from our
duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from
it by menaces of destruction to the government nor of
dungeons to ourselves. (Applause.) Let us have faith
that right makes might; and in that faith, let us, to the
astd, dare to do our duty, as we understand it.
)fr. Lincoln then bowed, and retire 1 amid the loud and
pr oar too a applause of his hearers?nearly every man
Using spontaneously, and cheering with the full power of
their lungs.
Three cheers were then proposed and given for Wm. H.
The audience now began to clamor for more speeches,
and loud cries areas for Greeley, who was espied among
the crowd on the platform.
Hwuti Gaanurr, on'ootnlng forward, said:?Mr. Chair
man and gentlemen?My eloquent Western friend, who
has Just addressed you, is but a sped men of the men which
free institutions make. (Applause.) Bora in a slave
State and reared mainly in a free State, ho ia a proper exi
ample of what labor may be; bow effort and hoaaat aspirations
may bring a man from the humblest ranks of society
sad place him at lata in connection with the highest.
(Cheers.) Let on never doubt that the contest in which
we are engaged, and in which on our aido we present
such spectacles ss ere termed by the gentleman
opposite the mud sills of our society,
can never be loot. It stay be that wo may bo beaten one
year, perhaps another and another, but to the groat tide
of data we are sore that the lata wave will be higher than
tbe first: and thus we jhgll go on from victory to victory,
even through reveflbs, learning how victories at
iaat Shall be won. (Applause.) When I heard
our friend my what he said ao well about
insurrections, 1 rejoiced to think that where
our policy prevails, though there may be differences,
though there may he strikes, or temporary elienata-as,
na man standi in fear of aa ineurreetioo. (Loud
applause ) A free and educated laboring class is tbe certain
bulwark ef roc ety, and libera tbsj exist there can
)? M ianmetfca. (Applaune). Let ua not
then, count m tart the str?|le of 1IM ud
1868, which liberated lfan? that rate ngba
and liberated her froaa even the danger ef any More Insurrection.
True, a few men aaerlfload their Urea there?
and noble men they were, ton?but it waa in a strugglb
which the thooaanda of years of peace that are to follow
aball richly repay- (Applause ) We reaped an advantage
from that nrMT struggle and tboae precious
sacrifices. Let as, then r^Jotoe in the
belief that if the people of the country should
be broneht face to face with such cham
ptons, and such arguments aa wo have hoard to-night our
cause must bo invincible. (Cheers.)
General My* waa than called upon and aaid ?Ibllowcltiune,
I cannot con Rent to mar the beauty of the
speeches you have Ilatened to to night On another occasion,
when jou cannot do bettor, I may give yon eome
cofi worda on thia- queeton (laughter); but at preaent
1 only claim to be tho equal of any republican
in feeling aa deeply, and working aa strenuously in proportion
to what baa been given me, aa any man to necoro
the advantagea of a republican triumph. (Applause.) I
am waiting to see that curious gathering at Charleaton
which is shortly to take plaoe, where those Union loving
men of the North?(laughter)?will shake hands with
the disunion preaching soon of the South for the glorious
and patriotic purpose of preserving unmarred to
all future time, this beautiful fabric of our
republican Institutions. (Laughter and applauae.)
1 want to see John Cochrane and Senator Hammond strike
hands together at the Convention. I want to see the
present Mayor of this city and Senator Davis of Mississippi
strike bands and pledge each othor, one to dissolve the
Uulon and the other to uphold it (laughter.) I want to
sco the beauty of that doctrine exemplified that was put
forth by Mr. Charles O'Uonor. I want to see the
time come when the doctrineB of Washington
sball be enloglteo, and when a nation of fifteen States?
half of the Union?denounces the doctrine which he
etroused. I want tosee this group of consistency mingled
together. (Laughter.) 1 understand that one of the delegations
from this State are goiug down in a big ship by
themselves. (Renewed laughter and cheers.) 1 think
that is Wise, (a voice?Mo, its Wood?loud laughter and
cheers.). But I advise them to keen their steam up,
with their anchor ready to slip at a moment's warning,
(or Ihat they will have an Invitation to " leave" Is as certain
ob that they go. (Boisterous laughter.) I want to
see that ship safely moored again at our wharf, without
accident, because I desire to share in the glory of beating
thfm combined. ("Good, Good," and cheers, and a
voice?"I think we shall.") I am going to leave Illinois
to our Iriend 1 incoin, and there is no doubt that he
will take care of that individual upon whom gravitation
teems at present to have so direct a hold. (Prolonged
lacgbier.) When that Convention shall have met and
parted?when the moat magnificent row has taken place
which this nation has ever seen?(laughter)?then I think
it will be time, by jour per mist ion. for me,
#('?r these other gentlemen shaTl have have exhausted
themselves, to utter what little I have
tu my rn the republican prospects of success. Ustil then
I si all reserve myself, and save you the penally of my
lortber speech to night.
JiMxs A. Bunas, of Ohio, was then loudly called for, and
legended ? Republicans of New York?I cannetlalkto
you at this 'ate hour, after the feast uf fat things
which yon have enjoyed to night Yon are greedy
lor republicanism, as wolves upon the prairie
are greedy for food, but, unliko Uicm, greedy to save?not
to destroy. It Is too laic to talk to you further upon this
topic. You desire to go home and rest, to get strength for
tbo coming contest, and Jo decide whether the gallant
sou uf Kentucky, who was reared in Illinois, and whom
y ou have beard to night (applause), shall be the standard
bearer In the fight, or wbetner your glorious son of New
York (trtmenduoug applause, and three cheers for
Wm H. Seward), or the noble, stalworth Chase,
of Ohio?a banner which, when November comes, shall
Host in triumph, and under its (olds we shall be able to
shout, "Victory for the Union and the constitution," and
liberty shall be sale. (Loud applause.)
Judge Ctlvkk then took the floor, and made inspiriting
rt marks as lo the prospects of the party in general; and
. appealing particularly to the young men of New York, he
mid, "bring out yonr long Tom,flU it with grape and
cannitter, and when you hear the bugle give the note, go
up In unbroken columns, scale the fortress of this slaveholding
Gibraltar, take possession of the citadel, and
Rome will again be Dee."
The meeting then dispersed.
City Polities.
The Young Hen's National Union Club held ils second
regular meeting at Clinton Hall last evening. Quite n
number of respectable gentlemen were present. Mr. & P.
Norton, President of the Club, occupied the chair, and Mr.
John Thomas Phillip a, acted oa Secretary. Mr. Smith Hambleton
was elected a member of the Executive Committee
from the First, Mr. Jared A. Timpson from the Second,
Mr. Benj. F. Buck from the Fourth, Mr. John R. Livermore
from the Eleventh, Mr. A. R. Peck from the Twentieth
and Mr. Wm. F. Jackson from the Twenty-first
wards. The committee were not prepared to report the
names of members of the Finance Committee. After a
long and excited debate, and several devisions, the President
refused to recognise a motion to elect delegates to the
General Executive Committee of the Union party, on the
ground that the Club has no connection with that or any
otber body. Several new members were elected. Copies
of the report of the mass Union meeting at the Academy
or Music were extensively distributed. Mr. E. J. Brown,
of the Executive Committee, reported that Union Ctube
were forming all over the country. In Massachusetts,
Mr. Inwrenoe was expanding his time and money for
this movement. In Illinois a club of 000 had b??n formed
and a newspaper started within three days. From al
parts of New Turk the same things were reported. Men,
high in office in the country, were thinking seriously or
coming over en weute. It only requires ten minutes to convert
ear reasoning man to the great National Union party.
After Ctsy had given Van Buren that tremendous thrashing
in the Senate, they both walked out arm in arm. Do
Senators walk out arm in arm now? Do the Hunters and
the Somners take sweet oouascl together for the good of
the country? No. All fraternal feeling bia vanished,
end the representatives in Congress share In the sectional
feeling. Ho had thus been informed by eminent Congressmen.
Nothing but the conservative national feeling
or the country could rebuke and put down this sec
tionsl fanaticism.
Mr. Ramsay has spent the winter travelling through
Georgia, Alabama and MMmippi, and he found everywhere.
among all classes, the sentiment that their brethren
of the North were estranged from them; that the
great republican paity was an abolition party, which bad
sent and would send emissaries to cut the throats of the
people of the 8outh. As for the negroes, they were bet
ter off than moat colored and many white men here. The
only way to proceed waa to give time, talent and money
to pnt down the black republican party, which la now
covertrg the country aa with a dark cloud. The members
of that party might be honest, and doabtleaa were, bat
the leader* were conducting them towards disunion, civil
war and anarchy.
The meeting then adjourned to the second Tuesday in
Police lntelllffance.
named Harris was arrested about six o'clock last evening
by detectives King and Slowey, on complaint of a number
Cf citizens residing in the upper part of the city, who allege
that the accused has caused to have circulated obscene
circulars, wbich have been left at their house* after
tbey have proceeded to business, In order that they may
fall into the band* of the fern- lea. Harris waa arrested
at the Host Office station D, Eighth street, just as lie waa
about leaving with a lumber of letters addressed to him.
He was taken to the Police Headquarter* and committed
for examination. A largo number of letters were found
at his plaoe of buxineaa Tn Broadway, signed by young
ladies and gentlemen, all in answer to the circular. They
were taken pcaaeerton of by Chpt Walling, who will hand
them over to the magistrate before whom Harris will be
taken. Parties having been annoyed by these circulars
would do well to call at the Police Headquarters and enter
tbelr complaint.
Cturg* or Highway Robbery.?Charles Geben, a young
man, twenty-four years of age, a native of Germany, and
residing at 161 Attorney itreet^raa arrested on Sunday
evening chhrged with attacking Charles Williams, of 171
Ludlow street, at about eleven o'clock on Saturday night,
while the latter waa walking in Houston street, near
Attorney. It la alleged that he first struck Williams over
the mouth with a slung shot, knocking out his teeth, and
then extracted from his coat pocket a memorandum book
containing a five dollar bill on the Broadway Bank. Accused
was committed in default of $2,000 to stand his trial.
Chargs or Pbucry Agaimt a jxrfumiar.?Officer Bar
rot), or Uio Lower Police Court, on Monday arrested a
provision dealer, named Amos Hsagland, a resident of
Newark, New Jersey, on a charge of perjary, preferred
against htm by George Cone, o( Scran loo, Pennsylvania,
Who alleges that the accused, on the Slat of July last,
swore flusety in a certain law salt then pending In the
First District Court of this city. Josttpe Connolly held him
In 11,000 hall to answer the charge.
Fan Dnn-pto on Cmrraai. Panic Michael Reynolds and
P. Leonard were arrested by the Park keepers, on Sunday,
for driving at a fester rate than seven miles an
hour. They were confined at the Twenty-third ward
station boose over night, and yesterday, being brought
before Justice Browneu, were fined two dollars esmh.
Oonrnmnom?last evestog new counterfeit ones on
the Chdmang Bank, Chemung, N. Y., made their appearance.
The storekeepers were soon pot on their gnsrd by
the means of the telegraph and police force. No arrests
were made.
Breoklyn City News#
Ths Aleuty Lossy Connmsn ?At n meeting of the
Common Council feat night a communication was received
from the Mayor, vetoing the resolution adopted on the
30th Inst, authorising the appointment of a committee of
five to proceed to Albany, with power to expend S500 to
defray expanses. His Honor deems such an appropriation
a wasteful expenditure of the public money, and adds
that ths city and county arc represented In the Senate and
Assembly by gentlemen of character and ability, who
fully understand the wants of the onmmunitr, and who
are anxious to perform all the duties required of them in
thdlr legislative capacity, and there cannot be a doubt
that all wise and proper measures will be attended to by
them. Furthermore, the Major does not think that a
delegation of Aldermen will have more weight at Albany
than any other five gentlemen of like standing and reputation
In the community. The communication wan ordered
on file.
A- Knw Pom Omen Bciipwo.?A resolution was adopted
by the Common Council list night to the effect that the
Uss* has arrived when an application should he made to
the raited Slates govern meet tor an appropriation for a
Peat Office in the city of Brooklyn.
Pram nuns Mriioo ?The schooner Virginia Antoinette
arrived at New Orleans oe tbe 18th Ingt- from Vera Crut,
with H4.730 ia specie. The schooner Star arrived raae
day with *1S,M1 is spore.
Beport of the $100,000 Investigating
Remarks by Messrs. Milliken and
rur iiTir* iMotup ?ov/1 i?*
i i ii> w ivn monnb no i (.win,
*a, to., to.
On* Special Albany Despatch.
Aliuhy, Feb. 27, I860,
the Boose met this morning, for the first Ume mt ton
o'clock, nod the first business transacted worthy of notice
was the report of the $100,000 Investigating committee,
who have been unable, after a week's investigation,
to find anything of the letter, which they have clearly
shown originated la the mind of Francis B. Dane, a cana
forwarder of your city, who has concocted this scheme aa
a mode to frighten those who were honest in their convictions
of duty in opposing the bill.
as soon as the reading or the report was finished, Mr.
Milium arose and made a bitter speech against the
Speaker and those who bad been trying to injure his cha
raeter In and around the lobby. A charge had been made
against him, be said, by a member of this Douse (Mr.
Iittlejohn), but that person did not in his speech make
any charge *t that time against him; but he understood
that as soon as be found his way into the lobby,
he stated that ho*(Mr. Milliken) was tho person who
wrote tho letter. The same story was extensively circulated
in the lobby by the creatures of that appendage to
the legislature. His (Mr. Mtlliken's) position had also been
misconstrued by this same miserable band?that he had
oncrM we resolution u> discbarge Mr. Allen alter be had
been convicted of violating the privileges of this Douse {
by being prompted by a motive to escape fur- i
ther punishment by these slanderers of his character.
He considered the blow that was struck
the least part of the offence that was made agalust the
Boose. It was the assailing of the character of a member
that he thought was the great crime. When the jiereon
that bad made himself ofllcious in slandering the character
of members was before the bar of the House for contempt,
be saw what he never beard of before; the moat singular
transaction that evor ctmo before any Legislature. A
member upon whom the balance of the members of this
Douse bad conferred a grear honor, came down from thst
position and endorsed the action of a foul slanderer in the
lobby ; tt was the most astonishing thing on record. He
considered that the characters of the members
. of this House should be guarded with a jea
lous eye by each and every member; but Instead
of that they had all witnessed a member upon
a mere idle rumor attempting to destroy the character
of another member, and endorslbg a creature of the
lobby In his attempts to destroy bis reputation. The
slenders which have been circulated by members and
others around this Hoase and elsewhere, are as raise as
the characters of the slanderer- are in'amous. He defied
the entire crew; and die!red to state distinctly that those
who occupied their time lo guarding the morals of members
on Ibis Uoor, would be much better occupiod In Vln-'
dicatmg their own ehsracteis; and if assaults are lo be
made here, he would teM the men who have commenced
them Utat their characters will be investigated there.
His speech was delivered with a great deal of feeling,
and was liitened to with calm attention, the Speaker's
face bcirg as white as a piece of bleached linen, whilst
Dngb Allen sat in the lobby, hitching about upon bis seat
as if he was - trying to aodge the charges that were
made, evidently feeing decidedly uncomfortable.
At tbe close of the speech, the Speaker
called Mr Flagler to tbe chair, and came down
and said?A few days since, in tbe discharge of his doty,
he made a charge that Information had reached him that
a meml>er of this House had written a letter stating that
tlOO,COO would defeat tbe bill. Would any member have
done differently r He considered It his duty to do it. H?
bad made no charge against the member from Westchester
county, and if he (Mr. Mllltken) desiree to make any
charge against htm, be would make no reply. His alien
tkrn has been drawn to an article, written by a person in
Albany, and appeared in the Buffalo Courier, that alluded
to the transaction of the firm o! which he was a member.
He explained the position ol affaire in connection with tho
tret suction alluded to, and denied the charge, atating that
be had neTor been tn Chicago as alluded to.
An extra number of oopies of the report was ordered to
bo printed, when the stwm passed over, and all was calm
ana serene as a summer 's morning.
The Honae Immediately went Into committee of the
whole upon the Fro Rata bill, when Mr. Flagler offered
the amendments agreed upon In the caucus on Saturday
evening, substantially as 1 telegraphed yesterday, dll
freights carried only ten miles the roods should be allowed
to charge one hundred and Ofly per oent over and
above pre rota rate, and for twenty miles seventy Ore per
cent, for fifty miles flfty per cent, for one hundred miles
twenty five per oent, ana for one hundred and fifty miles
fifteen per cent These amendments were all adopted
at d the bill was amended in other particulars, leaving,
however, the Irregular and unheard of wording which is
made in that exquisite style that no one bat the two Buffalo
lawyers that drew up the bill can understand It. At
any rate not a member pressing the bill has been able
thus far to explain them.
There is another provision of the bill which I think,
under a legal decision. will let the Krte road oat of the
bill, leaving it, applying in fact, only to the Contra!. This
feature, 1 understand, is in accordance with the wishes of
ihe cartel forwarders lobbying here for the bill, who only
desire to punish the Central.
Jnst before the cioee of the morning session, Mr. Callioot
rose to a privileged question, and offered the followVbercas,
one of the members of tbis House, from Oswego
. hae chat ged In Committee of the Whole, th at he bad
good authority tor believing that a member of tbis House
bsd written a letter to a party In Wall street. Now York,
staling tn substance tbat the passage of the Pro Data
Freight law could be defeated by the disbursement of one
hundred thousand dollars among members of the Assembly
; end, whereas, the Belect Committee who were appointed
to Investigate the sutyect, and were empowered
to send for persons and papers have, after diligent inquiry
reported, unanimously that there is no evidence to
sustain or Jurti> the charge so made; and whereas, the
charge to made and so ascertained to be unfounded was
caiculMM to defame this House and bring its members
into punB contempt: therefore,
Rt solved, That this House deem it proper to put on record
its condemnation of the course of any member whs
gives to idle and nnfounaed rumors against the honor and
Integrity of his associates the force and authority of a
charge made Mob the Home.
Mr. Milker, or Buflklo, moved that the resolution be laid
on the tabic, whkffi mi corrtod?yeas 40, nsys 20.
Forty-two republicans voted in favor of tabling and six
against Four democrats voted for tabling and twenty
against?the balance oT the members dodgiug.
The UUca Asylum Sjtalr ie creating considerable attention
here. At first I paid but little at entkm to it, but the
attempt to supprese facto has led me to believe that there
ie a nigger there. The following is the petition of the
To nn: Honorabi k thk Lunmuvma or tux Stars or Mew
York or Sbrxtx ajtn afwmnlt oo.wx*xr>:?
We, the undersigned, a Coroner's Jury for the ooonty of
Madison, summoned in the case of Norria Tor be II, late of
Brook tie Id, in said county, deceased, respectfully represent
that raid Tor bell was attacked with acute mania; that
on Tuesday, the 22d day of November last, while at an
auction in tne neighborhood of his residence, be became
much excited and violent, refusing restraint from bis
friends; that this restraint wss no more than what was
necessary to prevent his injuring those about him, and not
of a kind or orgroe to injure him; that he was taken from
the auction to the house or Mrs. Clarke.- hie mother-to'
law, where be was closely watched by nls- friends; that
on Thursday morning, the 24th of November, be became
very raving and violent; that his brother In law, F. II.
Clarke, with others, rushed into the room, Clarke
seising him by the collar of his coat, around his
arms, pushing him a few feet to a lounge, on
which TorbeD fell hirly on one side,Clarko falling upon
hiskneeaby the aide of the lounge, with Torbell'e face
against bis vest, as was shown by the white froth from
Tor bell's mouth found on the vest of Clarke afterwards.
He was secured by tying his arms, tlut to the afternoon
be became quiet and more rational, asking the forgiveness
of those be bad attempted to injure, and expressing a
hope that he had not injured them, and to answer torepealed
questions that evening and the next morning laid
be wee not injured, except n slight bruise on one hand
and a scratch on his little finger, which he received at
the auction; thaij the dootora who examined him (three
to number) discovered no signs el injury?the neighbors
who attended him constantly. discovered none. On
Friday, the 24th of November, when they started for the
Aatylum with him, he manifested no difficulty to getting
into the wagon to which be was conveyed to Utica, neither
did be make any complaint white on the way except o.'a
Strap with which his arms were coo flood, which be said
hurt hie arms. When they arrived at the Asylum lie
manifested no difficulty to going up the ntcps or going up
stairs to the institution, and canoed along the hall on his
way to his apartments. When he was bataed, thise bath
teg him discovered nothing about him to attract their
attention or to cause them to expect Injury; neither did
the physician who examined him on reception. He was
put to n crib bed, and kept to thta until two days before
be died. After be had been there severed daya It was
die covered that be had some difficulty of the lungs, which
the physician attributed to congestion of (he lungs. The
difficulty inoreaaed, and on Dsoeraber 7 the friends of deceased
were Informed that he waa to a crltiml condition
and that they might visit him. On or about the 9th of
December the phyrieia it made the discovery that the
patient was suffering from an Injury which had fractured
ribs on both skits and the sternum. Re died on Iho
morning of the 11th or December, and on a post mortem
examination it was found that he came to bis death from
injuries Inflicted on his chest, producing Inflammation of
the lungs. The sternum was mind broken in two piev ?
five ribs opos one side and t t.i upon the other wore free
tared, and one or two a do-jMe fracture. The officers of
the Inattention, from their inquiry, came to the cmclu
ss>n that Torliell receive.) tk? >t>hrtea before being recelrcd
into the Asytonr, and ro faulted b-fore the Jury.
The Jury, after besting at' the testimony, sod e?.p?oi*tty
the conflicting feetimony of trie attendee". further wltfc
wtd.ee! teet'mocy, unanimously ciroe to toe cooo'os'on
jE sheet.
tttk the Injuries were inflicted at the Air'om; (hat since
the publication of (he verdict of (bo Jury a garbled statement
eg facte has ben put forth In Um papere eg the
city of Utloa calculated to mislead, and eald paper*
(AreId and Observer) refuted to print a corrected statement
They charged the Jury with prejudice, and then refuaed
to pubhah facta that would exonerate them. The nature
of the eaee and tho Interest of the community, eepo
oially of the unfortunate Insane, in th? light? facts devested
in this examination, seem to as to demind an inquiry
into the workings of the New York Stale Lunatic Asylum
at Utica. If Torbell received his >ujurloa at the asylum,
as we believe he did, there le a wrong that needs rectify
ing; if he did not, the institution should he exonerated.
This we respectfully ask at your hands. That Mr. Torbell
came to bis death by inhuman treatment there is nc
doubt, and that that treatment was received while an In
mate of the asylum is to us quite evident. That he wai
sent there as to a refoge where he could be better cared
for than among his friends Is a legitimate conclusion. II
while there he was Injured In such a manner as to destroy
his life, the people of the State of New York should
know it, and the romedy should be applied, for at
asylum for the insane Is a necessity of the most important
kind. That you will make such inquiry as iu y. ur wisdom
you may deem best Most respectfully yours,
Signed by A. S. Saunders, M. D-, as foreman, and ten
others, as Coroner's jury.
Brookkikld, Jan. 24,1860.
There has been for some time a current rumor of bruta'
treatment from the hands of the under keepers In thai
institution, and an Invesl'gating Committee turn been appointed,
but every attempt to get the power to send
for persons sud papers hss been strenuously resisted
showing that there must be something rotten some whore.
Every other committee that has asked for that privilege
has received it without any objection. Why the objec
tion In this line is more than I can imagine, unless the
charges made are true and the keepers of that institution
wish to postpone matters until they can whitewash theii
institution and allow the bruiaed patients to recover from
the inhuman treatment received from the hands of Um
There is n public rumor that the under or wardkeepen
are in the habit when any patient will not go iuu> ue oei
at their request or ofl'erany resistance, to jump upon th -in
thrusting their knees into their sides, anil otherwise bru
tally treating ruid disfiguring them, and thun placing i
blanket before the glass door In the cell, so that the i--m
cipal keeper cannot sec him when ho iwsses through tin
different parts of the institution. If this public rumor t
irue ilia ume inai ine public Knew it; ir not, in id sue.
to the managers or that institution, we shouli
know it, ana the committee should attend to i
before thero is any whitewashing done. If lbs
institution where is sent those who hav? heei
afflicted by this the greatest of all afflictions
has men to administer and watch over patients oi
this kind, that are worse than the wild savages ot the
lureit, let us know it at onoo. that those who have friends
thus afflicted may not place them In the hands of tlenos.
For the credit ol the state, for the sake of humanity, let
us have the facts, and let the Investigating Commitf* >?"
empowered to proceed at once. NBMI
The House was in special session this evenin , upon iuc
Pro Hats bill.
Mr. Robinson made an able speech against it, one lha1
it will be bard for the friends of tne measure ui an?wer
He thought that the child Pro Rata had been killed by 1U
own authors, and abandoned by them this morning. In hii
opinion, a coroner's jury should at once be caued. Th<
State had gone into the carrying buslnet*, and tun
alldwed private competition wttb her; and n >w it in -pro
posed to force those companies out of the fl >ld. It U i
queer kind of oppression that has been brought up m u
by tho railroads, in carrying our commerce eboapnr am
quicker than any other mode. We should have neve
known anything about oppression If the Clinton Lua*>t
bad not informed us of the fact. No speech bas been '?
llvered that has attracted so close attention as that of Mr
He was followed by Mr. Flagler, who made a speed
applicable to the question of tolling railroads, arguing ths
the condition of the State treasury demanded Uie i?ssa,'i
of this law. His remarks were no more applicable to a pn
rata scheme than a steam gauge to a common row boat
Mr. Milleken made a lengthy speech against the bill
He did not belieVe this bill originated by patrk>u-<m. i tu
most disgraceful scenes had been enacted in this Honsever
since tbe introduction of litis measure. Toe scbemi
was commenced by falsehood before the peo tie, ami ha
been carried onl in defaming the characters o' members
Tbe leaders of this measure or tbe Bpeakrr could no
make a move without going to tho lobby aid consulting
with tbe agents of tbe Clinton League, fie aoctised the
friends of this scheme tf advocating a diflcr.-nt ntc?''i-'
than what the people had petitioned for. Bi
Albast, Feb. 2", 1900.
Rtf monstrances ? gainst removing the East river steam
boats, and against pro rata railroad tolls, were received.
The committee reported against abolishing the ofllce o
School Commissioners, and their report was adopted.
Mr. Memos. (rep.) gave notice or a hill to prohibit thi
assignment or sale of any life annuity, which, by th<
terms thereof, Is not transferable. Also, to prohibit al
cunuay cuuoerio or yumn:eumnmnnieiiin, noaer penauj
of $600. Also a bill llxlug a r ire license at $600 foi
six montlis, and that of all attic r public entcriainmcnt
at $160.
Mr. Trihik introduced a bill to limit the publication <i
the official can vast to one newspaper in each j adieu
d Strict.
Mr. Robbxibok Introduced a bill to authorize tbe Pilt
Commissioners to remove summarily all onorov>?>meni
on tbe exterior line aud ail obstructions In the harbor i
New York.
Tbe bill to protect tbe property in trade and the oari
Inge of married women was ordered to a third reading.
Auusr, Feb. 27,1840.
Mr. Jaqrn,- (rep.) from the special committee appoint
ed to'investigate the charge made by the Spoaker upoi
the floor of the House, that a report had reacbod him
from authority which left no room fbr question of Its cor
rectness, that a member of the House hid applied Toi
$100,000 to defeat the gyoRata bill, made a report The;
set forth testimony which allows that F. ft Dane, of No
100 Wall street, partner of the Arm of Alvord k Dane, o
the old Oswego line of forwarders by canal, had stated b
Speaker Liftlcjohn that he bad beard of such a run or
but did net say from whom. On examination he gave thi
name sf A. 8. Bright, or No. 37 Exchange place, as his in
formant, and had stated that the letter was written to om
Partridge, a Wall street broker; but Bright bad toetiflo<
that he bad never made any such statement to Dane. ha<
never seen or heard of such a letter, and no such pereoi
as Partridge was found. The committee declared tha
the charge had not the slightest foundation in foci, was a
baseless end groundless as a charge could possibly bo
and that nothing in the slightest degree reflected on Mr
Milliken or any other member.
Mr. Minimis (rep ) made i severe speech, in which h
denounced the course pursued by Speaker Utllejohn. nc
only in making the charge, but in afterwards endeavorio
to shield a tool who had violated a breach ef the prlvi
leges or the House by repeating the base slander.
Speaker Ltttmjoiin expressed regret that the name c
Mr. Milliken bad been mixed up with the aflair, but h
had docmed it his duty to bring the matter before th
Tbe Pro Rata bill was then takril up.
Mr. Fuoucit (rep), offered amendments which enlirel
change the character of the original bill, by making
sliding scale of charges?allowing 160 per cent to b
charged over pro rala for ten miles, and 100 per cent fo
twenty miles, kc.
Mr. Brlggs' bill to 'reorganize tbe Harbor Master's de
pari men t was presented to day.
The following is tbe substitute proposed in lieu or tlx
proposed rata charges by Mr. Flagler, and adopted it
Committee of tbe Whole
Tariff on freight carried less than twenty miles, 160 pet
cent more than throogh freight; less than thirty miles, 10C
per cent; leas than fifty miles, 60 per cent; less than 10C
miles, 25 per cent; less than 160 miles, 16 per cent.
Fevcral otncr voroai amcnumenu were proposed, uo
progress was then reported with the view of having the
sew bill printed in time for the evening aeasion.
Several remonstrances and petition! against and for tin
Pro Bata bill were presented.
Mr. Calijcot, from the Judiciary Committer, made i
minority report againa the several anti rent bills prev
iously reported.
Mr. Callioot offered a preamble setting forth that ibi
charges made by the Speaker on the matter of the Fr<
Bata bill were entirely refuted by the report of the com
mittre to Investigate their defamatory character aa re
garded the Assembly, accompanied by a resolution oen
during the Speaker for having given to an idle and un
rounded rumor the force and authority of a charge mad<
on the floor of the House.
Mr. Miixm moved to lay the resolution on the ttble.
Mr. Coxkldcg raised the point of order, that the reeoia
lions were a privileged question and could not be laid oc
The SrsiKsr. ruled the poiot not well taken.
The resolution was tabled by the following rotes:?Aym
46. nays 27. not voting and abeent 60.
Recess till seven o'clock.
BVEHTOO 8*b9ioh.
The consiJera'.ioo ol the Pro Rata Freight bill was resumed.
Mr. Bobiksox, on a motion to strike out the enaMing
clause, spoke at length against the bill. He referred tc
the withdrawal of the old bill as a case of infanticide.
When the infant wan first produced it waa declared to be
perfect?not an alteration waa to be made In any feature;
but suddenly It bal been crumbed out of existence
by the authors of its being. Another had taken
its place, which was very different in prtad
pie, and which presented also the moat offensive
features of the deceased. Mr. Robinson proceeded U
examine tho question of practicability of pro rata, show
leg that if tartth were pro rata ed up, starting at the low
est possible charge for the shortest distaace, the througt
freight tai iff would amount to aa actual roil backward??
bill lo violate the laws of trade?to enact manifest wrongto
do injustice to railroads?to sacrifice American to Brit
ieh enterprise?to drive away the trade and commerce o
the Stele and its great emporium Worst of ml, H is i
blU lo violate the faith of the State and the eensiHnUen o
the United States.
Mr. MnuxsK also apoke at length against the bill, de
nouneisg that It bad now become aa acknowledged strut
gleof canal for warden, who were andeavortag to fbroi
fieight on the canals against railroad companies. During
bis argument be alluded to the fiaot that agnate of thi
Pennsylvania Cent al and Grand Trunk Rntlroade hat
beta in Albany the greater part of the session endeavor
tig to aid the passage of tho Pro Rata hill, yrt quoted
from the returns of difforentJ|neo of railroads to prove
that the competition at rival rraei waa to be feared.
The committee then rose, and the bill was made the
rprrtal order for to morrow.
Adjout ned.
Thi: Naw Mill at 1-ewistox, Ms.?Tbe Lswiston AHbo|
'?tr says tbe new cotton mill at that pia*:* will be 664 feet
long, 74 wide and four sforlee high; capacity 40,000 spin
dka. It will give employment to 1,000 operatives A
| new rcmpany, ralWd the Andre* cgminO>mp*nT, is ti b:
organised to buikl It, w.-th a capital bf 61,000 000.
Ftrwatl IitolllfMMi
There Is now residing at US 8u0blk streat, in this city,
a Revolutionary soldier named Isaao DnniaM, who, If ho
livse until the 10th of Mijr next, will on thnt day bo lM
yeari old. During the dark day* of the revolution ho resided
in Bedford, Westchester county, New York, and
numerous were the engagements and hand to hand tghls
he had with the British rangers and thoeo depredating
bands called Cow Boys. Be was alao a soldier In the last
war, having joined the army as a substitute, and wan stationed
on long Island. Mr. Daniels has been three times
1 married, and has eight children, all by his tlrst wife, now
* living, the oldest being eighty years old and the yonngeat
fifty live. The old man enjoys excellent health, and can
I call up and recite the scenes of the revolution with n
1 vividness of recollection that Is truly remarkable.
[ The Paris correspondent of the Courrter da Matt Unit
[ contains a curious piece of scandal against Mlto. Ralmondf,
i the young lady whom Garibaldi has just espoused. It Is
buucu uuu sue is a perron 01 loose cnaracter, and waa actually
tnceinU at tbe time tbat she married the General,
i Garibaldi la Bald to have only made this diaoovery through
an anonymous letter sent to him hy the lover or the lady
We do not think that there la the slightest credit to he attached
to this story- Through patriotism and admiration
for tbe Italian hero Mile. Raimondt rlokcd ho; life to hear
despatches to him through a country overrun by the enemy.
It is not In human nature that a woman animated hy
tuch sentiments should pass so monstrous a deception on
one of tho saviors of her country, and a man. besides, for
whom sho professed such unbounded love and esteem.
The fast that her father la represented to have earnestly
seconded his daughter's efforts to overcome Garibaldi's
objections to a marriage so disproportionate iu age, renders
the story still more a;iocbrypual. It looks,on.tbe
whole, very Uke a Parle canard.
Americans registered at tho banking ofllx of 1 arising,
Baldwin & Co., 8 Place do la Bourse, Paris, from January
22 to Febyiary 9, I860:?Mrs. C. L. Beany and family,
Brooklyn; Henri Bergh and wife, Mi?s Tillie Brown, C. M.
Roiling, Greville C Matbew, W. E Schenck and wife, B.
I. Haw, Jlo. V. B. Blecckcr, U.S. N.; Chas. I/modes.
U B. N ; Itobt. Hoe and family, W. 1). Russell and wire,
W. A. Budd, W. C Bitmap, W. Lawrence Myers, A. L.
Myers, Dr. B. Mackay, (i. B. Butler, Jr ; R. Douglas and
wife, Wm. H. Shelton and wife, H- T. Capen and wife, A.
Iafarge, Jno. D. Wecdel and family, F D. Coggnl, T.
Guy vassar. Now York; Cbl A. L. Cbatlam, Illinois; E. P.
Prentice, Albany; H. Trowbridge, New Orleans; Anson
Dexter and ladles, E. G. Nickerson, Boston: Tbos. dark
and wife, Buffalo; John Fox, New Orleans. M. W. Stevens,
Portland; Rufus H. KiDg, Jr., Albnny; M. Mesler Reese,
Alex. Brown and family, Philadelphia.
In the year 1842, says the Georgetown (Ga ) Kuw. we
belonged to a young college iu tho heart of Georgia. In
the data below ours there wore four hoys with whom WO
were cn the me: l intimate terms. Clever fellows ware
Bob Harper, Lucius I-arcuir, J, nks Jones and Tom Hardeman.
llarper was then thought the most intellectual, tho
created genius of the four. Lucius Lamar, wo were Informed
alter leaving the college, was the acknew lodged
leader of the l'bi Gamma during hit semir yea-. Jonlcs
Jones was steady and nudum*. Turn Hard-man,'when
?A kl><>W lilhi ihAllohl of olsn limn fnw ?n-l wUaVUk
He wu our captslu iu many wild expedition*. Nov it in
somewhat remarkable lliut Ilium clai ornate* (in a class of
not more than twelve or flit* on) should be. a!\ of them,
distinguished nlrrady >? public mon. lamar, Jones ud
Hanhmun are meuibcix of Congress; lamar in pronounced
one of tbe rising slats of the House. Harperg
Lamar's bosom friend, ran for Congress, tnl was beaten
by Hill, tbo Know Nothing, by a very few votes. Jones,
by no means ?qual to Harper iu gonitis, succeeds Stephens
of Georgia. Harper, Lamar and Jones aie democrats.
Hardeman belongs to the South American party.
Our readers (Rays the Troy Hmrt of the 2tst in?*. ) are
already conversant with the tacts connected with an
elopement case from Watervliet, some weeks since, in
which a man named Oalbotit was said to have eloped with
bis wile's slater, a Hiss Hunson. Its termination will aho
be remembered. Another net was executed In the drama
yesterday. The lacts, as near as we can gather tlism, are
as follows:?Since the etentful day that Ooiliout returned
to Watervliet he had refused to live with bis wife. Fhe,
in the meantime, was living wttn ber father. The old
man liecame tired of sueh conduct on the part or hie son
inlaw, and resolved that he should either support his
wife or he would know why. A warrant was thoreforo
sworn out for his arrest. Oillcer Browor took the document
He visited the residence of Uathout and round
> him; be made known his business. Uathout said, "All
1 | right," nnd ssked the otticer tf he could not get his
clothes. The oUlctir said "Yes." Oathout went up stairs
to get his clothes. to the up stairs apartment was a window,
and said window was twenty live feet from iho
ground; he cared not for this; he raised the sash, and out
be went. Tbat. was the last seen of him. Otticer Brower,
thinking he wax staying rather long for hi* ". letme,"
went up after him. Ho discovered that he had bocn sold.
Oathout was among the missing. Pursuit a xs given to
? the fugitive, but up to the last accounts he had no: been
The New Bedford (Mass ) Standard tells the following
* storyMiss Louisa Jones, an intelligent and accomplished
? young lady of Falrhavcti, twenty one years of age, has
i been very ill for the last four months, conilnod to tier
bed, snd lor the last two months had lust the use of her
' lower limbs, to that she could be moved only with great
r difficulty. She appeared to bo falling rapidly, ana the
> medical attendants declared they could do nothing more
for her. On the 8th instant, some friend who was
in to see her mentioned that the Rev. Joseph K. Bellows,
il of Now York, a Second Advent preacher, was in town,
holding a scries of meetings. Bhe immediately expressed
>t a desire to see him, and Hie belief tbat, should he pray
^ for her, she should rccoveN The clergyman accordingly
?' vie lied her that cvoning, and MIhs Jones describes her
Motions during the nrayer as similar to those of a per.
> son receiving a galvanic ifhoo. iusi mgm roe arose and
dressed herself without asahtanne, ar.d on the following
Sabbath sbe attended church. She is now enjoying the
best of health and relishes tbe heartiest food. The young
lady belongs to the same religious persuasion with the
prsafter, which is an indicat on of her system be'og very
susceptible to tbe tntluence of imagination.
Q A young and beautiful girl of Concord, Missouri, hgviug
i an Intense desire to know the secrets of tbe Sons of Malta,
dressed in mate attlrs, and, by a succession of ingenious
ucinra, mwio u? aoqaMDuuioe una won I as conuaenoA
of an unsuspecting Son, who presented bar application for
membership, and under an aaanmad name and aex, H waa
favorably passed upon. At the proper time for initiation
the young lady appeared, and was introduced into the
Lodge room by the Grand Conductor. What abe saw and
heard the uninitiated can never know She brave J the ordeal
nobly. Her secret known only to herself, she
scorned lobe perfectly satisfied, and was well pleased
with the good condition of the members. The denouement
of the affair is?in one month's time from her entrance
into the Lodge room ebe was led to the altar a b'ushing
bride and a Son of Malta. Perhaps the only case on
Old nigger Joe and hia white girl, save the Detroit Fnr
Pre*, the hero and heroine of the somewhat ant virus
Judeon elopement case, have b?eu lost sl^ht of by tbe
public, since the interest in their affaire subsided into an
old story. They have, however, pursued the even tnnor
of their way, iogartilers of outside issues, ami st.il live in
their little ahanty iu WludBor. .loo occupies the res poo
sible posiiion of corporation fiddler, and, with unpretending
moln and limping gait, tru ig^r sooiu v. h a buck
and saw on but shoulder in queui of eligible w jj<1 pil**.
' Ilia domestic fireside Is illuminated by the presen t* of a
young half breed of promising proportions, an l the smiling
countenance cf the intellectual Sarey greets his diur0
nal return from the toils of bis profession Take It all in *
e all, ahe is probably as happy as when at home with her
immaculate and amiable papa, who preached abolitionism
and horsewhipped hor for burning the toes of her shosa
y Joe ia bumble bir. exclusive, and takes on many airs on
? the atrength of his white wife and mulatto bany.
e The following bill, upon th petition of Mr. Frederick 8.
r Brown, cf New Orleans, has been presented in the ,
liitilslus I> BlpLa!urf. ?'iWlirifAI. the acta of eld .Tnhn
i- Brown, of abolition notoriety, his affixed a atfgmt upon m
tbo a kino of Brown, which render* It Intole.-atle to lbs
parties bcreln named; therefore be it enacted, bjr tbo
Senate and Ilonse of Representatives of Louisiana, in
general assembly convened, that from and after tbo
passage of this act the nune of Frederick Soulhgate
Brown, a resident of New Orleans, and the names of his
minor children, Alice, Koxibetb, Harriet, Emma, Edward
and Octavla Brown, be and the same are hereby changed
to the names or Frederick, Alice, Elizabeth, Harriet,
Emma, Edward and Octavia Kiuthgate, which last men
tioned name they are hereby author bird to adopt as their
respective appe lit', iocs, and use for their respective signatures,
at all times and In all plaoee."
The decision of the libel rot' divorce in the esse of Han
nah D. Robinson vs. Thomas L. Robinson, was announced
by Judge Bigelow in Boston on the 21st lost. The Judge,
after referring to the nature of the charges against the
defendant, said that It was nnneoesssry to go into the examination
of the other charges, as the evidence proved
conclusively that the defendant bad been guilty of crime
with Mrs. ffm. A. Cochrane. On thin ground the bouds
of matrimony between the Ilbellant and Thomas 1.. Robtn'
eon were dissolved, and It was decreed that Mrs. Robin
son should hare the custody of the children. This Mrs.
Cochrane is tbo same person who was the cause of the
lata rrim eon. trial of Onehran* VI Vim In wh<j>h K..
' hatband recovered damage* on this ground of timilar
guilt with O. L Perry.
. Mr*. R. H. Stoddard, the wife of the poet?heroelf the
author of some fine verteo?ta alio an advonturer to the
walk of fictitious narrative.
The palmetto cane which wao prepared by some or the
cttiiena of OolumMa, 8. C, an a present to Mr. EdmocJaon,
waa despatched lor Washington on the 2l?t last It la
represented aa being a Tory pretty cane, neatly polltbed,
i with a gold head and suitable inscription.
OoL A. 0. Cortin, the lately nominated candidate or the
people's party for Governor of Pennsylvania, was in Philadelphia
on Saturday.
John Bobb has been appointed,Collector of the Customs
at Vlckeburg, Mas., vice Wm D. Roy, deceased.
The London Herakl of tho 8th of February says:?The
i annual ball of the Royal London Yacht Ciub oame off last
. night with eclat at Willis' rooms, King street, St. Jamas',
which were tastefully decorated for the occasion. There
i were over 400 ladles and gentleman present Dancing
t commenced at ten o'clock and waa kept up till twelve,
. when the dancers adjourned to a moat rwfendto supper,
- whtcn was presided over by the worthy Commodore, Mr.
r Andrew Arcedeckne, Ceoed by Mr. Jbonma Hoc Us ward,
i the reelected Vice Commodore The toasts of "The
f Ooeen" "TbsCtob/' 'The Commodore," and >'lbs Lacks."
having been drank, dancing waa resumed and kept
up with great spirit Ull a late hour this morning.
Attorney General Black baa been sn He ring eeverely for
> several days pest with an attack of neuralgic rheumatism.
I His physician is of opiulon that bo wll be able to bo up
? In a few days.
1 The ChrUtitM ITOnet- learns that Professor Bsntingtop
j has applied for orders m the Eptsoopnl Cherch. Be win,
says the same authority, retain the Plum me r Proftooorfh'p
until the clone of the present nondomlc year,
i Mi s Is Vert, of Mobile, has translated tho whole of \a
Gueritooiere'sfamous pamphlet "Is Pape et le Congrot,''
Oer. Forbes Rrsttoo, of the Texan Senate, Is stated to
be m reuv for Washington, as bearer of deapattbee from
Gov. Houston, relative to tho Rio Grande booh>1 ties
Gap. Duff Green arrived la Galveston, Texas, on tho
17th lest
i The students at the College at Columbia, 8. C , have
rome out In tuila of grey kerseys, of home manufacture.

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