Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 28, 1844, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 28, 1844 Page 2
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thar euooccded t thet he ceuld not compere themeelTW to any thing but couple or exhausted roosters, one trying to got the advantage of the other ; that in the evening of tbat day he wn ?l Mrs Leggett'a again, ud>ibid all nigh t ; that during the evening he came to the conclusion that he would (ell vir* L. iiankly what he ? cd ol her; that he sai l to her. "Alia Leggett, I should like to he s out adviser, and to direct yoitt sttps for a certain titiintier of years," (naming the number, which witness has forgotten}, and a Med, "will you coir ent oat I shall he such adviser f Answer, " yea" " I mint you to come to the city of Rochester and lice?will you consent ?" ? " Ve? !" 1 i.out you to sib%isdon oouuierfelti' g " She cou . iiteJ to that also M tore tiiun hesitated??ey a she, " u hat else? 1 know tlieie ia souk thing else on your mind." Moore still heeitaled, and remaiked, " Do you waut me to come out o)ienly against Rust, or Uu?t and Uauks lie aaid he Jul. She then sat down in hi* lap and said, "Now 1 will tell you tho Sretiae position I occupy 'in (tins business. 1 have cue nothing at couutemitiug for the last two yeais, and a half, lam acting in sid of aud under the employ, maul of the police of Dudulo " It is the strong impiestion ot the witne.i. aud he has but little doubt ol it, that Moorj represented that the said CUik Robinwa ougina* ted the scheme, unu that she was acting unJw' hit advice and direction ; that during the day Mooro again saw Ho* biaton ; they went into a recess together, and Hohinsou ordered some brandy and wine ; that they immediately understood each other* |io?ilion and talked freely on the ubject for an hour or two ; that he understood Robinson having originated and concocted the plan ; that Mra. L had come down to Rochester in pur?itauce of his re* qusst; that Robinson uuders'oo I nil aluiut it from its in* Cep io'i up to that time ; that lluhintou was going to sign acertidca e to sustain Rust's reputation ; that he was go* lug to rein ive 3tr.itton from uttice us Deputy Marshal, be* o in re lie wi<lie I to convince Rust that he was his friend, lu order that be might get his confidence. Ilobinsou told Moore that hemu.t say to Stratton, when he went back to Rochester, that ha must bear his removal like a man ; that it was nhsolutely necessary in order to carry out hi* plans: the great object, Robinsou said, was to reinstate Mrs. L. in Kust'a confidence ; that Moore must, under no oircumetancee, make any disclosure* to Strmtton that he wanted Moore te oo-operate in this business with him i that Mra. Leggett would come to Rochester iu a day or two, and that Moore must go to Albany with her, end he (Robineon) and Mra. Leggett, by their aeperate movements, would unite In getting Rust's confldenoe. Moore ftllii tflM irifnMl that Hn (nann /same <lnti/n trt P/v>Vinatee ob Saturday. the 14th instant, with Rust, and that Robinaun had told him (Moore) that ha was vary apprehensive that Ru*t wai still suspicious of him. Witness also statad that Moore had tinea told him that Robinson was tha originator ot tha whole plan, and that Mrt. L. \v?i tha mare instrument of Robinson. The foregoing embrace* all the material facts and evidence which came out on tha several examinations at Rochester. The declarations of ,Mo >re, as made to Mr. Payne, are not inserted a* in any degree worthy of credit in themselves, but merely as a part ot the cute. 1 should rejoice for the sake of Mr. Robinson, if no other facts or circumstances existed by which ha is implicated in this cruel and unparalleled transaction, than those stated by the man Moore. It is not upon such testimony as that of Moore, that I rest the judgment of my cause, except only ao far as it may appear to ho consistent with other ascertained facts, or corroborated by more credible witnesses. In looking into the affidavit* of Stratton it will be seen that 1 am represented as coming from Btifl'tlo on Tuesday m >rivu< the 3.1 day of January, with Ranks, and that Banks left the cars at Churchville, about 13 miles west of Rochester, with tha view of entering the city in the evening, in a private conveyance That instead of passing on to Syracuse in the train of timid iv, I had .remained over until evening?was present at the theatre that night, and drove thence in a hack to another part of the city, together with o'ber facts and circumstances, showing my presence ia Rochester during the afternoon and evening ofthatday. The perfect recklessness of this man Stratton and his auxiliaries iu regard to me. will appear in its true sha le, when I remind the read r of this history, that Banks and myself came in the cars together to Rochester, that day ; tint the usual complement of passcngeri were In the cars, and a crowd of people at the usual place of alignting in the principal thoroughfare of the city : that Wm remained in Rochestur about one hour,and went in the mo-t public manner to the railroad depot to take seats in the eastern train for Syracuse, and departed in the presen e perhaps ol one hundred persons, and in the company of a large number of passengers, many of whom were cqoaintelwith me, and that we arrived at Syracuse nt about ten o'clock that evenimr : And that these facta were all ascertained by Stratton to Ilia full satisfaction. before he reache 1 ?y recuse with the warrant, and in truth he was knowing to them all before he left Rochester on Thursday noon. I beg leave to call the attention of the public to the teatlmony of Deputy Sheriff Stewart, who I supiiose to be a credible person, for the purpose of showing bow far the declarations of Robinson nt Buffalo, with regard to his connexion with the transaction, and also with the womtn, Leggett, are conformable with truth and honoratde conduct Stewart wa* himself an actor in this business, although I have at present, no reason to suppose that he was at all conscious of tlio base and sinister purposes to which he was lending his aid and countenance. It maybe proper enough to state here, that when Robinson returned to Buffalo in the cars with t' e woman. Legget, he purchased refreshments for her at Attica, and on their arrival at Btiffulo hired a carriage to convey her to her residence, and paid for it. I here insert the certificate of Mr. Robinson, given to me at Buffalo, and to which reference has been made :? " Being the brother lo-law of George ? Pomeroy, of the city of Albany, one of the partners in the Express Agency in that city, and having taken an interest in the discovery of the money stolen from said firm in December last ?I state, that I understand the warrant issued at Rochester agaiust Mr. Rust, for some supposed participation in the robbery in question, was obtained on the complaint of Mr. Stratton. who is one ufmy deputies, and that said Stratton stated while at Syracuse that he obtained said wurmiit on Information derive I Irom me, or was acting under my advice or direction?I wish to disabuse the public tnir.d in this respect, by stating that I have had no communication svith vjr. Straiten, either direct or inditect. upon this subject ; and that trum my acquaintance with Mr. llust for a uumber of years, I have tin hesitation in sav ing, that he it One of the last men in the State whom I would suspect of any cognizance of. or participation in. such a transaction, as the robbery in question, nor do I believe, tliut any jost fround of suspicion exists against Mr Rust in relation hereto. Buffalo. .Ian ID, ISU CLtRK HOBINSOV, U. S Marshal " I have now relate I, sub.initially, a true history of tins matter, so far as 1 have been able to collect the facts. 1 have in my possession n large amount of minor circumstances tending to show the correctness of the conclusions to which I have been irresistibly impelled in reference to the concen'ion and direc'imr influence in this con. i|?iricy ; hut I think it lin* been sufficiently elucidated etrea lj*. and do not believe it necessary to occupy further apace. That the woman Leggett contrived this story in the first instance. without the ai I or itirection of any other person, I have no good reason at present to believe. No adequate motive in doing so, either for the purpose of rev?n<eo>i two entire strnngers.or with a view to extract money fr*m tho<eon whom she could impose her siliytale. can tie found in the narration of the rare All the money she ever lecejced. (so fur a* it appears.) from tliose who rave any ere lence to her feigned disclosures, wan a rum bire'y suHcient todelrey the expenses of her Journey to Rochester an 1 back The chief inducement under which ahe wax constituted the base instrument of a ha'er purpose will probably forever remain in the unrevoalvd keeping of hertelf and her principal. It woul I ho consonant to the purposes of this exposition to comment at some length upon the character of these disclosures hut tho ground 1 have covered, admonishes me to draw to a close. I hope I have succeeded, in good part, in unveiling the hidden sources and stamp ot this most strange and nefarious transaction. I believe enough has baen ascertained to satisfy the public that no conduct of mine ran be ma la the pretext for the extraordinary maans of attack and annoyance employed against me, and that any other man, standing in my place, would have been struck at as remorselessly as I have been, if it would have answered a similar purpose. I trust enough is known to remove every suspicion which, by any means, In connection with this affair, has been excited to tny pre judice or disadvantaga. It is due both to Mr. Banks, who is now inn distant quarter of the country, and myself to add a word respecting the nature of my connexions with him. It has been remarked in the uewspapcra that I have been a sulferer on his account. Perhaps he could say the same, in respect to me I was introduced to Mr Banks two or three years ago in New York, as a gentleman who had been engaged with alirm at the South, in one of the heaviest and most extensive stage and mail contractors' establishments in the Union In 1941, he went to Buffalo, to take charge of the Western Hotel in that city, and I saw him occasionally a* ran [i*s?eo uuii rep'isweu, or sroppcu ai my nome as a guest 1 never heard a syllable in disparagement of hi* character and standing, until alter thu search at Dull'alo I never suspected him n( being a gambler or " Mark leu,"and have no reason to believe that he was ever addicted to play.? . T know that his associations have been of the first respectability. and that he is recognised as a gentleman wherever I I.are ha I any knowledge of bis inter course in society.? Tn detracting from his claims as snch, I believe as much injustice is done him as there is when his nemo is coupled with an iniamous crime. I cannot conclude this communication, long as it is, without returning my warmest and most grateful acknowledgements to my friends, and the public press, with a few exceptions,for the sympathy nnd kindness they have manifoited for me during the w hole period ot this severe and harratsing trial. I feel deeply indebted to the delicacy and caution of the latter in withholding and discrediting the storm of evil and exaggerated reports which, forseicral days, were poured with unmitigated fury upon mv devoted head. I have also to express my sense of the liberality of the Auburn and (Syracuse, and the Rochester and Auburn Railroad Companies, w ho i efnsed to accept ol any compensation lor conveying myself and the friends who accompiriied me to Rochester, to that city and hack, on the Htn in*t. f rom all 1 continued to receive assurances of conti'iii'-d confidence Slid respect, amidst the fiercest as aaulta ofmv alnnderei*. PIIILO N. RUST. Hretcrar, Jon S3, I9H. N'kw V'ouk Lk<.i?i.mi i(k ?'n Sennit" on Thursday. Mr. I'i.a rr, on Ifnvc. mir i(lnr?.l h Ih'I lo rcpeni the mill tax, and for other Itnil, and on motion of Mr. Docki e, i t-ferri'il lo the Committee on Finance. In A* "mlny, Mr. At.t.t .* reported ahiil to Improve the ( oort* "I ' cmtnon I'leaa, and to reduce the rXjimiae there, of?w t i amuniment*. ANo. the t ill lo amend the tie' Vtaed Statutes ralatne to iandloi.lx and ;e>.ant*. Mr Rom, Jrorn the minotilj of the I'ommittieon Trade and MonuieMurt' -o which wire retried ii,u in innn* from New York to v<oli h the otlleu ol < .uVr of run chaolisain the City of N?: v York, nhmltlod an ndverte report, which he n ad iu In* place. It wt3 rtierred to the Commititeo of tin. Whole The hill to incori?ortt? the ftheareh Tikveh Bern rolrnt Society of the city of New York,was read a third inno aod pa?aod?A) ea B'J?Not:* J The House ihca went into a debate on the School Fund, tad adjournal. . > _____ KotjTB to Oregon ?The emigrants to Oregon 1 Irive a long route tolrave), mum nf th wnv over ' mountain* a.ul l<arr?'n dricrt*. nod hut few r .tine pUce* ' The dwtnnce i? ?et down ?? olio ? : ? From In dep. ml-iir, on ibe I'nintie,' ol Mioo'iri, to Fort Larimie. 7 n mile* front Larimie to Foit Hall. MO mile*; fmm foit Hall to K'rt Wallow,ill li). 4 an mlU?i from Fort Wallawaiiab to Vancouver, jot) mile*. Amt?SrMK^TS DV Hit IxOVBRNOF, Jan. 19.?Nsw York?Ni?,hanltl Jarria. Commltaionor of V. 8. Mosey, , *?v? I. P. re?lgned. I \ \ \ ' \ NEW YORK HERALD. I ilW tark, Sunday, January SS, 1S4?. | jj Mr. Hul l Address?Tlte Pomtroy Trunk j n Mystery. '' Mr. Rust's address to the public, unravelling the mystery of bis singular arrest for the imputed rob- j n bery of Poineroy's trunk, is given at full iength in c this day's Herald. l' 1 Tins simple atniemeni beats ever) thing that ever was written in romance. Godwin's Iron Chest is ? nothing to Pomeroy'i trunk. But for the singular t< and almost providential discovery of the real rob- f? ber, Mr. llust, one of the most honorable men in ? any community, would have been, for his whole . life, pointed at with suspicion and distrust. But 1 fortunately, the arrest of the real robber, and the fi | p trunk, sets everything right. {, The address is worth reading, and the vindica* * tion of character complete?yet it becomes the P duty of both Messrs Rust and B.mks to pursue . il ? this inquiry by every legal mode, to ascertain post-! ti lively the originators of the grave charge, and to | ? have them punished?as well as those journals j J which, on mere suspicion, gave currency to these c charges, and, when explained, refused to make generous amends for the injury tbsy had done. * I Degradation ot tlse Pulpit. * " Why Is the Pulpit not more influential 1 Why is not this great agency more effectual in restraining, P instructing, and reforming menl" These are ques- 0 tions which must frequently suggest themselves to * every mind that takes the trouble to reflect at all i c on the condition of society in the present day. And i . t i * ! h yet they are questions wnicn appear 10 ue aunusi , altogether overlooked by those who afl'ect to in- 8 form, und guide public opinion, through the instru- ? mentality of the prtss. We endeavored, some ti time ago, to furnish some answer to these queries, and showed in a manner which brought conviction, n at least to some minds, that the inefficiency of the " Pulpit, as a means of popular instruction and re- * form, was owing, in some measure to the want of tact, knowledge of human nature, ;"st conception ^ of the sphere and character of the Pu.,?it itself, and o the want, also, of adequate talent in the great body of tlnse who presume to "minister in holy things," and perform the functions of spiritual guides and " leaders of the people. We return to the subject 0 now, and mean to point out some additional causes ' of the comparative failure of the Pulpit in the great ? work of making men better. 8 And one of the very chicfest of these causes has '' been the wide diffusion, amongst the clergy of all v denominations, of the spirit of schism?of contro- ty versy?of wrangling?of fierce and bitter disputa- e tion. In every section of the Christian church we " find large numbers of the priesthood constantly going about, raking up the coals of strife from tin ? ashes of the past, and retailing the acrimonious controvetsies of departed bigots. Every where w< i find men, in the garb of ministers of peace, who, ' like him of old who burned the temple of Dians, i that his name might go down to posterity, are '' ready to envelope the church in the flames of contro- n versy rather than die without notoriety. Differenreh of the most trifling character divide the Christian c world; and the different tribes, we can safely say, appear to hate each other with a perfect hatred. Religious feuds are proverbial for their biterness What then can be expected of the Pulpit, when itr ^ occupants, instead of preaching the simple and powerful doctrines of Him who came to proclaim good will amongst men, and whose first commandment to hia disciples was that they should love one another, are engaged, Sunday after Sunday, in v' hurling against each other fierce and vindictive ' anathemas! IIow is the world to be converted, 0 whilst they who profess the name of Christ are V rending his raiment into pieces, and transformine ^ them into badges for the contending factions, who t! have carried their warfare even to the foot of the f cross, invoking that name only as the watchword '' of strife 1 f Another fruitful source ofthe degradation of th< Pulpit, has been the descent of many of the clerg? J into the filthy arena of party politics This hat * been manifested particularly of late years. Toi ( many of the clergy of this day seem to have lost d llmost altogether, the high sense of the dignity ol 1 their office?its solemn responsibilities?its loftj c elevation above secular affairs, which certainly, in ' a former day appeared to be generally impressec 1 on the minds of those who ministered at the altar The political partizanship of a clergyman excite.uow hardly any surprize We have seen even dignitaries of the church coming from the sanctuarj. ' and nmid the fumes of tobacco and strong drink. ' belching forth violent political tirades?inflaming the minds of the people with all the virulence ol 1 party hate, and actually assuming all the airs, ant. ' practising all the low, disreputable acta of the com- 1 cnon political demagogue. The eflect of this hat ' been most disastrous to the intrreats of religion. 1 Not only have they,who thus degrade and disgrace their sacred calling, destroyed all their influence as teachers of morality and virtue, but they have degrnded the Pulpit itself?they have hardened the profane?they have cast reproach upon religion? 1 they have practically led many to believe that Christianity is all a mockery, a system of hypocrisy aud humbug. Contrast with all this the ministry and the lives of Christ and his Apostles! The founder of the Christian taith went about continually doing good It is impossible to read and study his sermoiw on the mount, without being convinced that they contain the beet, the purest, and the soundest system of morality ever propounded. Even infidelity itself, in all the darkness and prejudice of its unbelief, must admit that the precepts of Jesus of Nazareth are altogether une: -eptionablc?that lliey exhibit the true philanthrophy?that their faithful observance must make man just, honorable, wise and happy. And with what mildness were these precepts taught, both by Christ and his Apostles! No hissing discordance of bigotry and sectarianism mingled with the silvery sounds of Christian love, at they were uttered on the shores of t lalilce, or in the streets of the holy city. Ana never can Christianity flourish?never c an the Pulpit fulfill it.i high ofiier until there he a return fo the spirit and practice of the first promulgators of the Chi^stian faith. Important from Albany.?We learn frotn Albany tiiat a whig legislative meeting, or caucus, was held in that city last Wednesday ev fning, A'hich nominated to the Convention Henry Cla\ :<>r me frequency; recoinnivndoel Millard njmnri for ih? Vice Presidency ; and appointed tlw N.i tonal Intelligencer und New Yoik Tribune ih< party organs, in and out all the "social rnininunilies." These movement* are importa|it in their way. li was to be expected tltitt Mr. Cltiy would receivi the nomination in t' is Slate fmr the Presidency: therefore, there is nothing ctrangv in that. In th? .selection for the Vice Presidency an I the part)' organs, however, there were other men aud other interests to take into consideration; but it appean t ut th?y received very little, .if any, attention. These lutcrests, in the shape of N. P. Talmndgr and the "Omrnbus Party," nntf the Courier and ; Ctiqu irer, and Eapreee.aa the fail ai the whig party, hive Wn kicked, tans err<inonic, out of doors, in thisrxtreme cold weather, tvithot? so much oh a "ingle pair of eld breeches each. How is this 1 Where ia Webb I What will the Convention ot i Omnibus Party do I Mails from tii? Soi-nt.?There .are now no leaj than seven mails due from New 0| lean*. They have probably bean detained by tha ri| .' nt frfrshets nt the south. The fallowing U an abstract of tha bill recently itroduced into the Senate by Mr.} Menick, to rhich we have several time* alluded in previous umbers. The bill has been read twice and rerrred to the Committee on the Poet Office nnd 1 'o?t Koaos. It contains 17 sections. The title of the proposed measure is, "A Bill to ' educe the rules of po&iugc, to limit the use and orrect the abuse of the Iranking privilege, and for lie prevention of frauds, on the revenues of the ' 'oat Office Department." flic. I, propose* a rate of postage "upon all letters, 1 uwspapers, pamphlets, magazines and other matters, and ling* conveyed in tha mails of the United States." Let- , irs not exceeding half an ounce in weight are to pay for ny distance not exceeding a hundred miles fivt e*nh ; I >r all distances exceeding 100 miles, (en cents, and no , tore. Upon letter* weighing more than f and not mora . ban { oi an ounce, the above rate* are doubled ; exceedng j and under an ounce, the rates are trebled; nnd an editions! charge of 6 or 10 cents is to be imposed for every uarter of au ounce excess in weight, a? the case may be. See. 3 provides that all newspapers of no greater super- i ces than 133-3 square inches, may be transmitted free of ( ostage to person* within the couDty where the paper is rinted ; ii sunt to persons beyond the limits of the county l postage ot half a cent for any distance not exceeding 100 tiles, and 1 cent for all greater distances The edi'or* or ubllshera are to keep a register of all paper* subject to ostage. sent by ntail, and return the same periodically to lie I'oitmaster General, which shall he hit authority for I liarging the Postmasters in charge of the offices to which be papers are sent, with the amount of postage. Publish rs neglecting or refusing to make such returns, are to ' >tve their papers suhj-ctcd to the old rates. Upon all ewspapers of greater size than 1330, the present rates of . ostage are to be paid ; but one cent additional is to be barged for.avery 300 square inches above the excess of , 334 inches. Bsc. 3 relates to pamphlets, magazines, periodicals, and II other descriptions 01 prinua mnier, except utwijju?r? ; each copy not weighing mora than 1 ounce, ii to y 9} cent* lor an7 lilitance under 100 mile* ; > cent* for greater ; 1 cent additional for every additional ounce 'ractional excesses in weight to be charged a* full weight ' See. 4 giro* power to the Peatmaster General, if the eper mail become* 10 greet a* to threaten to retard mairially the progrei* of the letter mail, or to caute any onsiderahle augmentation in the coita of tranapetting the thole mail at the present rate of ipeed, to carry the paper I mil by a separate conveyance, regard being had to the oat and the mean* at his disposal. 1 See. b proposes to repeal all law* at variance with the 1 ill. I Skc. 6 requires all Government officer* ol the United j late*, who have the privilege of (ranking to keep an ac- j ount of their frank*, and what they receive under them, rhich account in to he audited and puid quarterly out of he contingent fund of their respective departments The 1 hrec Assistant Postmasters Oeneral to have their post- ' get remitted hy the Postmaster in W?*hington._ They I mst endorse all free letters with the words " efleitlM- 1 ess;" false endorsements to he punished by a fine of $40 nd instant dismissal Corresponding provisions are made , a relation to Deputy Post masters. , Sic 7 gives the franking privilege to the President, the , rice President, all Ex-President*, the widow of any Exresident, all Ex-Vice rresi-lenta, the Secretaries of State. 1 fthe Treasury, of War, of tho Navy, the PostmasterGeeral. and the Attorney General. Documents printed by 1 ongress are still to he franked. I Sr.c. 8 propose* that members of Congress, the Secretary fthe Senate, and the Clerk of the House of Heprcsentnves, shall continue to receive letter* and paper*, not ver two ounces in w eight, free. Over two ounces, if re- ' ting to their oi.'icial duties, to be paid out ol the contin- : ent fun J of the house. Sic. 9 proposes that member* of Congress shall have ve fi ee stamp* or envelopes daily instead of the franking rivilege which shall free letters not over half an ounce ! Skc. ID imposes a penalty of j|U0 upon any person con- , eying letters by private express. Private expresses to e unlawful Sic. 11 forbid* the owners of any conveyances what- , ver. engaged an a post route, where there is a regular | mil, to cairy letters or other mailable matter under a pe , aity of $100; the conductors or driver* to forfeit $W> 8ic. 13 is a similar clause to the last, but has special ( elation to the proprietors or conductors of conveyances. , nowingly carry ing any person in charge of an express , Bkc 13 propose* a fine of $00 upon all persons sending | lailable matter by private express or other means contra- j y to law. , Skc. 14. foreign ships are forbidden to convey mailable | tatter between one port and another in the United States, , nder a penalty of $400 srr ia thja oof nf rplatsnir tn tho ennvevanco or nnsportation of letter* by steam boat*, not repealed by , bin act , 8sc. 16 cmnowrr* the Postmaster to contract for the , onveyanceot the mail on the Western water*. , See 17, interpretation clauie. Negligence at the Post Office.?It nppears ( y a correspondence wliich has recently passed bewecn the Postmasters here and at Boston, nnd He. eral merchants, that a part of the mail which left his city on the 15th ult for ihe Acadia, did not each Boston in time to take that steamer, and vere, therefore, not 6ent till the next?thellibernia. 'his fact was known in the Boston Post office, nnd, f course, must have been known here at thetime; et our Postmaster, Mr. Graham, kept it a proound secret frotn the public; and those who wrote he letters were ignorant of the delay till the arrival if the Britannia last Sunday. The mail that miss d was left behind in Norwich, and remained there >nc day. Now, we ask our merchants to read this para,rraph carefully over, and then tell us, if they can, vhether or not they ever before heard or experien:ed such shameful neglect of duty on the part of i Postmaster as is here presented to their view. If his was a solitary case of failure, or of negligence ven, it might, for once, be passed over in silence. >'it it is only a repetition ol what has occurred heore. It is scnreely a month since the whole Eng isn man irom mis city was ten imnnu. anu cur nerchants compelled to wait two weeks for anither opportunity to forwatd their letters, containng important remittances and orders to their agent* nd correspondents abroad. Such mismanagement as this, however, does ot astonish us. After having seen all sorts of folly nd ignorance practised in the Post Office ; after l iving been humbuged by all sorts of nonsensical nail arrangements; after having observed the gross reglect of duty on the part of the Postmaster, we ire not at all surprised at the non-transmission of in English mail or two. While important mails ire coming and going every duy, and important business constantly coming up for the individual ut* lention of our Postmaster, he is in Washington giving splendid dinners at Gadsby's, and figuring as to who shall be the next President. If he will eat a piiet dinner or two at home, throw away his political pencil and slate, and attend to his business, our mails might, perchance, be sent ofTto England without so many failures,and our merchants much benefitted thereby. We hope that President Tyler will sec the propriety of this and send the Postmaster to his duties, and make him attend to the marking of letters instead of marking,down the majorities at the next election. i he viiiiarp c-tf.a.-wsnirs?who can misinKrCupe Cod for Cape Annl Every one asks tlii.piestion. Why 1 Beeatise the pilot who had charge of the steamship Britannia 011 her last trip to Boston, "plumped" her ashore in the neatest manner and the most frightful to think about. She icntained on the har nbout half an hour, and then, fortunately,fa'uc got off and went into Boston. All the passengers were naturally thrown into a state of the utmost alarm and consternation. Mishaps like this are to be expected as long as the Cunard steamers run to Boston. Cape Cod and Cape Ann will be their fc*cylla and Charvhdis, although both are very quiet, inoffensive Capes. We lo not want the steamers to cotne to this cit because we do not wish to be bothered with em. but we should regret to sec such fine vessels thrown I iway, ns the Columbia has been. Tosave tlieni to the world, we would bp willing to suffer a little inconvenienre and make room for one at a time at chip wharf up town. T'nipss we do this what will heroine of them 7 Is it not strange that mer. will cut their own noses ?fn Winter tv America.?The last three days'have been rn pcHfroiJ. Yesterday morning, ut .-even o'clock, i t this city, the mercury was down to 3?, md i t Harlem to zero. In Boston, on Thurs !?j forenoon, Jt went two degrees below that poin*: ind on Friday it stood at zero, with a downward endsucy, aa they say in the /lour market. At Albany, on Thursday, the thermometer was ] I derurs below zero; and in Ilartford, on Friday, it was sewn below. In Quebec on the he weather was compnratively mild, the mercu y being above freezing. At the south the wintei litis far has been a warm one, with rains, freshets. noKjniloes, flies, nnd mint julap Such i> winter in America lull of variety. Icr in tor Harbor.?New York Harbor and the rivers are full of ice. It scrapes the paint off the side# of thc.shvV.nnd'doeiTother damage. l?Mk. [CorraspoadMioa of the Harmld ] Norfolk, Jan. 22d, 1844. Cruiu of the Falmouth?Naval Intelligent*. Arrived in Norfolk, ihoU. 8. sloop of war Falmouth, Joshua Sands, Esq. commander, after a cruise of four months, in the West Ind ies. The F. i !_T. 4tU rUfnt.or ami aeriva/l in I ICIl UUSIUII VII I lit- fill VI vuwti, ui.v. Oiiiitu 111 Havana on the 28th, where blie remained some two weeks, when several of her officers and crew being attacked with yellow fever, it was deemed prudent to put out to sea, and, if possible, check it. After cruising about a week, she put iuto Key West, where she remained a week or ten days,giving the officers and men an opportunity of luxuriating in all the delights of turtle soup and chowder. The officers were most kindly treated by the hospitable in fiabitants. Captain Sands became quite a favorite. A ball was given, and every possible attention that kind feeling could suggest, was paid to the officers. There was no little regret among the officers when it became necessary to leave this "Sunny Isle of the South The Falmouth sailed forMatanzas on the 1st of December, where she arrived after a passage of ihree days. She remained about two weeks, well prepared, and in daily expectation of the English lleel. She then went to Havana, where she remained one week, with all boats out, and every thing ready to assist in repelling any attack bv which the lives of any of our people, residing there, would be in danger from the rising of the slaves ? At the expiration of that time, orders were received from Mr. Rodney, the American consul at Matanzas, to repair thera without delay to quell, if possible, a very serious insurrection which had broken out among the slaves in that section. This order was immediately obeyed by Capt. Sands, whose promptness in matters of duty few can surpass ? The ship was in Matanzas'themext afternoon alter the recaipt of the orders. Immediately on her arrival, all boats were hoisted out. The launch gun was mounted and ready for action ; carbines were provided for his gig s crew ; all the small arms were cleaned; officers were selected with portions ?f #a nriias/1 Kvi/livA lauHinir info ths? "?wtn lu SUI"? ," ? :own in case of necessity. Officers and men were o be stationed as a reserve guard before the consul rouse to protect his wife and child. Fortunately or these gullant fellows, the ringleaders in this ireadful conspiracy against the lives of their own;rs, were arrested before they could accomplish heir hellish purposes. In the course of two weeks, ihe Kalntouth sailed ngain for Havana, lleing out >f bread, she obtained a sufficient quantity from the Vandulia to last her home, and sailed on the 13th if January for Xorfolk. The Vandalia sailed the <arne day for Vera Cruz. Of course, all were a ittle surprised to find that Havana could once more je left without an American squadron to protect it. The brig Somers was left there, und will no loubt inform the Departmnet as soon as the Jingish fleet arrives. U. S. Senator from Mississippi.?Jesse Speight ias been elected U. S Senator in Mississippi for ix years from 4tn March, 1?45. Member of Congress for Maine.?Mr. Robinion, whig, is probably elected in the seventh district. Fat at, Rencontre in haitristiurr..?It is with egret that we are called upon to announce a tneancholy tragedy, which has just been enacted in thii bo-ough?hy which a highly respectable citizen has been iOnt to the community, and a wife and four children are .ailed upon to mourn'the lose of an affectionate husband itid la.her. The particulars are as follows : ? For some Aueks past a dilhuulty lias existed between Joseph K Prince, a meichaiit and Thomas II. II I.oud, Attorney-atLaw. It appears that Mr. P. had entrusted Mr L. with, wliiAh uens t rfinsnrte.l hv till- latter? iiutoii their settlement, 11 serious dispute occurred beween them, end they separated after u lengthy and an{ry conversation This was about two weeks since, and he subsequent endeavors of mutual friends to adjust the lifliculty, proved unavailing. This morning, at about II Tclock, the parties met near the cornerof Third and Walnut streets?and Mr. P. inquired of Mr. L as to the trull. ?f certain derogatory language which he (Mr P) had tin lerstood Mr. L had made respecting him. The latter denied his right to question him, and was ulwut to move on. when Mr. P, who was armed with u heavy walking stick, caught him by the collar and applied his cane to the shoulders of Mr. I., ilefore he hail struck the third blow, Vlr. I., drew si double barrelled pistol took deliberate aim. and fired ! Both hdlls entered tins body of his antagonist, just below the left breast, causing instant death ! Mr L immediately gave himself up. and is now undergoing an examination.?llarrisburg Chroniclr, Jan. SC. An Affray and Loss of Life.?On tlieCthinst. sin affray took place at Fairfield, Green county, O., which has resulted in the death of one of the parties. John Parson, was indebted to Isaac Miller, and had a horse which M claimed on a promise of a bill of sale. Refusing the aid of the law, M proceeded with his son. aliout 27 years old, to take the animal by force Ho said his son was a good fighter, und invited some neighbors togo along and see the lun. P. refused to giva up the horse, and Miller and bis son brought him out of the stable. A violen' altercation ensued, when P. seized n club and felled both the Millers to the ground by blows over the head. Tin old man is since dead, and the sou is in a very dangerous condition, with his scull fractured. SiENE in the tennessee legislature.?On the 17ili inst., in the House of Delegates of Tennessee, Mr. Miller made a speech charging the whigs with wasting the time of the House. As he concluded, there war some whistling and hissing heard from the whig side ol the House. Mr M. noticed that the junior member from Davidson had hissed or whistled at his remark!, and re garding it as * personal insult, he walked deliberately ovet to Mr. T. and expressed himself in severe personal terms Mr. T. raised a chair, and Mr M. pressed upon him?a general melee of the members ensued, and the parties w ere only kept separated by the exertions of gentlemen of lioth parties. Mr. T. obiained the floor und made in. explanation in reply to the allusions of Mr Miller, and stated that he whistled to give expression merely to his surprise at the remarks of Mr. M , and that he hail no intention to insult the gentleman from Hardeman ; and that in resenting the language used by Mr. M.. as he had done he had acted as every gentleman would have done undei the circumstances, in the Pickwickian sense. Important from Santa Fe.?A letter from Santa Fe, received by a gentleman in St. Louis, n few days since, states that in the early part of November last there was quite n mutiny of the Mexican soldiers of thai city, in the Public Square in front of the (Governor's Pa lace. It was immediately quelled, however, by the (Jo vernor in person, with 30 soldiers and a IJ pounder shotted and pointed towards the mutineers, the match lieinp lighted.?Only two were killed and three wounded in thi> affair. A rumor had just reached the capital, that Armijihad been removed and a new (Jovornor was within 201 miles of the city. Massachusetts State Prison.?The number of convicts now iu lite State prison is '2(55 ; the lar gest number during the year was 289 ; average number about 370 ; a number, we are glad to say, much less thai, in former yi ars. The number of convicts received las u?.-,r is-ua (17 - nl uilinm li were rivirmcs unit mulattoes.? Phe expenditures during the year have exceeded the in come by $5023, owing partly to a smaller number of con victs than uiual, and partly to n great reduction in tin price of wrought granite. The funds of the prison are li a depressed condition, in consequence of the futureo: Lincoln & Oreen. and George Oreen, ot New Orleans, in I KM, and by the failure of the Phenix Bank. L St G urn O. Green, held in their hands, as agents of the prison, a' the time of their failure, 1,104 0-1. the whole ol which i a total loss. There were deposited inttie I'hcnix Brnk, n the time of its failure, the sum of $12,636 30, which is ye1 wholly unavailable. New Kind or Imposition.?A lady has recently practised rather an ingenious imposition upon several of our clergymen IShe would call.'it tl.ei- hoiurt id (jsk the favor ol their petforming funeral servicus for h?' I ohild, just dead, and a present of $6, to enable her to maki the necessary preparations for the melancholy ceremonies ?he having been reduced to distressing poverty by tin long sickness of her "lost one." There propositions beini assented to, a false direction would be left, and tho lady depart. I!m ttick was finally discoverd by "two gentle men in black" meeting each other in an obscure part ol theritr, both in search of the lady's abode. A mutual explnnation very suddenly relieved the worthy pastors ol their sympathy.?lioulon Po$l, Jan. 26. New Yank*k Entekpui/.e? A snug built clipjei rr.ili, whs hunched at the *liip yard, near the Railroad Oepot, the other day, and immediately fitter) for sen She took on hoard Ice, anil sailed for Savannah. No? "w hat upon earth" con sho ho driving at, by carry ing in to Georgia In winter, where they usually "grow enougl for "home eon?uroption " Why she Is in pursuit of She for the New Vork market! Thil ilslicintu fish hasalrea !i ipp?nri'd in Siu'.liern wa'srs, an I it is me d>?igo of ttu owe r< of this |H*le clipper, to lon l with shad par ken with ire and run I'.iwn to New V?u!? wit i the iiteeioti cargo It will he urn nt n (-'ancc, that this must be a "fimt rate" operation.?S'ew Haven Cuuritr. HoM'Kopathy tn Prisma?Hy a private lettcrw loam that the King r>l Prnes a has granted to ho mceopathir physicians the right of dispensing medicine* which ha* hi herto, by a lew of that kingdom, been contincd to Apothecaries alone. P'ttcrnvt.?Willinm y"tton, of Scott county, Ky., a gentleman of excellent character, hong himrail abov1 two weeks ago. lie wont tip u tree and attached a ropo to a limb. /> t?. Chatham Circus?Mews. Roclt well and Stone the greatest eqn"strian managers in the country commence at he fihatnam Theatre to-morrow evening, i> irri' " of Cirrii* performance* of (ho most splendid de inriiition. Their stud of homes and troupe of performerire Immensely l?rg< and complete in every deportment The pntdic may i spert to witness a seeks of the mos irilliant rn'crttiinmen'.* ever ottered. Sri.KXnttr Attrai rtoss at the American Musemi. l>r. Valentino, Mons nndMidnme f'hiekeni ireat Western, and other talented performer* are engaged together with the Albiao Boys, the greatest curiosities 01 the age, and tha fortune telling <?ip?y Queen, who it working wonders in revealing the future destinies of her patrons. The laughable comic lecture on Animal Magnetism will be sum to draw good houses. We shall hear it, and no mistake. J B^HlTsOUTHERtH?AUr WMUkftM. (Corrwpondence of the Herald.) Washington, Jin. 26,1914. The Ultra Tariff" Men Scared?Senator Woodbury Shut Up?Dilemma about the Subject. ine eenate noes not nit lo-ciay. 1 will not say that 1 think the tariff men are really afraid to have the meriia of the tariff of '42 dircuaaed in the Senate, but I think I can show you that, at least, they are very willing to dodge the debate. The discussion?as you already know?upon the merits of the question, wus opened without opposition by Mr. McDuflie. Again, without opposition, Mr. Evans replied. At the close of Mr. Evans's speech, Mr. Woodbury rose in his place to reply to Mr. Evans, and upon the other aide of the question. It was late in the afternoon of Tuesday, and to give him an opportunity to reply, an adjournment was moved and carried. Ilis rejoinder was expected the next morning. In the meantime, Messrs. Archer, oi Virginia, and Berrien ol Georgia, as it sceinsirom the discussion the next day, gave notice to Mr. Woodbury that they intended to raise a question of order upon the question then before the Senate, and desired to know of liirn whether it would he more agreeable to him to have the question of order raised before he rose to speak or afterwards. Mr. Woodbury replied that if the debate were then closed upon the merits oi the question, he would prefer to have the question raised before he rose to speak, as it would not be pleasant to be interrupted afterwards. Accordingly, Mr. Bertien raised the question of order first on Wed- ' nesday morning The President decided against him?the efiect of which decision was, to leave the merits of the question open to debate; and both by right and by courtesy [which no one is more forward to assert than the Senator from Virginia, Archer.] Mr. Woodbury would then be entitled to the floor. But on the announcement of the President's decision, Mr. Archer moved the postponement of the whole subject, upon which motion there can be no debate. At this period Mr. McDuflie intimated that he should thus be deprived of the privilege to which he thought both by right and by courtesy he was entitled, of replying to Mr. Evans. Mr. Archer then withdrew nis motion for the sole and only purpose of allowing Mr. McDuflie to reply to Mr. Evans; and this arrangement was agreed upon, by which, if I may so say, Mr. Woodbury was jockeyed, out of his speech. _ I account for it simply on the ground that the tariff Senators were a little shy of Mr. Woodbury's speech?knowing the force and power ol his facts and figures?that tie 13 a northern free trade manwould take a northern view of the whole subject ?adapt his speech to the interests of northern men, ind especially of the navigation interests, the fisheries, and other productive measures of a totally different character from the cotton interests of the South. I conclude, therefore, that the tariff men are very willing to close the discussion which they rationally suppose cannot promote their interests. There is 110 news of importance this morning. S. B. TWENTY-KIUIITU CO VGRICSS. FIRST SESSION. House of Representatives. Washington, Friday Night, Jan. 2G. A Movement to Expel "Oliver Olelechool" from the Home?An Exciting Scene. As soon as the Journal was read to-day, Mr. Ciiaklks .T. InQKBSOU.(one of the most able, gentlemanly and talented men in the House,) rose and stated that he called the attention of the speaker to a letter published in the " United States Gazette," signed ' Oliver Oldschool," which he said grossly misrepresented the scene which occurred on Tuesday last; when Mr. Adams introduced the Massachusetts resolutions relative to slave representation. On that occasion Mr. Ingersoll asked vlr. Adams if it was true that he wrote those resolutions. To this question Mr. Adams made no reply, but called for the ayes and noes. In his letter "Oliver Oldschool" characterized Mr. lngersoll's conduct and question us "impertinent"; he also characterized Mr. Adams* manner as that of "calm | dignity," Arc. Mr. Ingkksou, went on to say that this was a matter which was not a mere question of party?it is a matter which concerns every member of this j House. For myself, as an individual, I cure noth- I ing about these things, and uin ready to answer for my remarks and my conduct on this floor at any time, in unv wav: but as the Representative of 70,000 people, I will not be misrepresented by u let- j ler writer?one of those to whom I give my support by allowing him the privilege of the floor of ibis llouse. This letter imputes impertinence to me. and falsifies a scene that occurred here. The j iiithor of this letter is NathanSargent,a letter writer, who, by the rules of the House, is allowed a seat it one of the Reporter's desks without the bat, -vhich has been assigned him; who is seldom in lis place, but is constantly roaming about the House where he has no right to be. And, Mr. Speaker, as he has abused the privilege which /ou have given him, 1 call upon you, sir, is the presiding oflieer of this House, to withdraw Irom that privilege, that he may no longer have i neat here. The rules oi the House declare that reporters inly shall have that privilege, and when this point ol admitting mere letter writers was discussed, a gentleman of ugh standing in this House declared that if something was not done to check them, the number of these letter writers would soon exceed that of the members of this lioiwe. His not of the reporters that i complain, but hy he slanders and falsehoods of many of these loiter wri-ers, not only the character of this House, but the cliaracer of the country, will sutler and tie disgraced, and we Me represented as a collection of the merest blackguards n existence. Whereas, I undertake to say, in spite of the ill repeated declaration that this a most dUordeily body, hat it is one oi the most orderly legislative bodies, nut >nly in this country, hut in the world. Vou have, air, aiugned a seat to this lettei-writer, Mr. Nathan Sargent; uid I now ask you to withdraw tint privilege from him. A Mesmrp What part ofthat statement does tho gentleman object to 1 Mr. Inokbsoll.?To the whole of it. It is false from lie;inning to end. The Srr.AKKR said that he had examined into the gttalifj atiuns of those persons whom he admitted to the privi'ege of the lloor, and lh?y had, in every instance, stated hey were reporters ; and in no case had he assigned a eat to n mere letter writer to his knowledge. The chair issigncd Mr. Sargent a seat on his representing that he vns the reporter for the 'United States lla/.ette " Mr Ix'ir.KsoLi. then said that ujion his honor as a gentlenan and a member, hepronouiiccd Mr. Sargent the author A the false statement he complained of, and lie called on hi Speaker to protect the dignity of the House by expuldng him from the lloor. Mr. Adams then ruse and said, that as far as the facts were stated in the extract read hy Mr Ingersoll, they vere all true. I endorse them, sir, as true. And so far as he inferences are concerned, 1 endorse tlicm also. I dont tnow whether my looks may he considered part of the recoru Oi mm uuuse ur nui?innitu uc ieve that my looks nnd manner are truly described. 1 lid consider the question put to me by the gentleman rom Pennsylvania, when he addressed me on that day, as icing impertinent! (Here there was much lensation mid 'incitement in the House, and many members arose and tood up around Mr. Adams.) It was highly impertinent or the gentleman to ask mu if I wrote tnose resolutions >f the otateof Massachusetts; and if the Speaker had then '.ailed lii:ii to order, as I think he ought to have done. I hould have been spared the necessity of acting as I did Vs to the statement that my refusing to notice the que;, ion ofthe gentleman occasioning a burst of laughter,thi t .* alio true, sir. The House did indulge in a general hurit it laughter on t'nat occasion. Mr. Iisckrsoli.?Yes, at your expense ! Mr. Adams?At my expense,sir 7 No, sir, I think not. (Much laughter) Iho gentleman from North Carolina ilso travelled out of the record And I considered it was lighly out of order, to he making a personal matter of |Ucstionlng me. on every subject or uct that I may think iroper to adopt in my capacity as a Representative of the nople on this floor. And I leaie it to every mem tier of his House to say whether he did not consider it an im pertinent question, Sir, I did not write those resolutions, hut still I have no roasuu to be ashamed of them. Whyshould 1 be alraid to avow that I wrote them if I had done <o 1 Am I afraid of anything thai I do ujion this floor, ir that I say. 1 think not, sir. Those resolutions were written by my son. sir, and I am proud of them ; they ask or an amendment of the Constitution, sir ; and unless the ' institution is unitnJed, I fear that this Union will not standMr. OtLMrs here called Mr. Adams to order. Mr. Adams?Oh, irrelevant, again, I suppose, sir.? l.aughter.) Mr OiLi'v.aexplained. Mr. Adams said a few words more nnd took his seat Ir. C.J IxcvmoLi. then rose, and In a strain of quiet, ' lit'emiuiiy ssieasm, s..!'? l'lm gentleman Ironi Musta'liusetrs, with bis calm dignity never insults any member iiiio, ur; ill. rn, .ii.i. t . ho i? never m <*,t- tie - he I lever attack* ?ho iu cer say ? or doea anything to wound | ho fueling* of any one: oh, no?lio is al'waj s the Injuied ;.arty?the It.noi jbi ?']?'. rrr. (Leught'r) Whv, sir. I eidom or never open tr.v lips on this floor but I receive molt, and m1hi?o. an rottic'ila. from that gentleman. And > hut is remarkable, I have always tho next morning re oiveri an anonymous letter, tinned "Lynch," thieateniiw nc with vengeance if I commented on his course Now, or, I proclaim to him. and to Mr Lynch, that whenever i? comes here to attack he constitution, so help mo God, will alwiivs oppose him. When did he cease to be ishamud of this course, fnronee he was ashamed of It. lb irs he had nothing to do with the Hartford Convention V'hy. sir? Ileraiise l,o was out of tho country. But he vq? s?vin<? to the Itnssian minister that ho could not sec my good tr, he gainer) hy th;? country in going to u ?r rith H'.tigland, and writing l?ttcr* throrrh the post, saynop that with th-ee fr'gatcs and fire legitrents nothin" 'it and di: grace could follow ottr going to v ar jir, we came out of that war with honor and glory; md hen tlie brave gentlemen who h-nrcd nothing.catr.e home cause there was nrtMng then to f. ur, sir. (laughter 1 ltd nolhtngtl on hurra"d louder ngsinstthr poor despised ois. rstile Hartford Convention than he did ; because hi van on tlio high road to 'he Presidency , and It was | opti ar. Hir, that gentleman fmm Massachusetts should have more regard for the C'onatitution of his country than ha axhibfts hara. Under it, he hat riaen from a poor usher to the enjoyment of ail the hlgheat office* which a grateful people could beatow?the repreeentative of thle country at almost all tha courts of Europe?Secretary of Utat* ? J?df?of tk* SnprMM Court of tbaVatM Itataa, aatf, / i (t lut, Chtaf MafbtrBta oi the Union?he's had rrtry I ihinjr which (nleF'll COIUlrT COUld bMt?W. Atd, U tt?ii7ofthe mean, the Qiickiiring principle? 1 The Speaker here called Mr. Ingeraoll to order. Mr. Inocrsoli 81r, these reporters are here on sufferrncu ? they ere mere tenant) here on good behavior, and I wish ) ou to iay to thia letter writter, "I did'nt introluce you hare to write alauJeroua comment), but to report lacta." Sir, that word " Reporter" haa a meaning. It is that no letter writers At all shall be allowed here; and an ?jon aathey crate to report the proceeding) accurately, their privilege shall be takeu Irom them. A Member?(In an under tone)?How many of the worst letters from Washington to the country newspapers are written by members of Congress themselves from their desks in this Hall. Mr. Cave Johnson.?Sir, we have had too much of thia. And in order to prevsnt it again, 1 make a motion te turn all the Reporters out?except those who asroar roa thk cite papers!! (Here there was great sensation In the House.) Speaker.?A? that is e motion to amend the rules, It cannot now be entertained. Mr. Cava Johnson?Well, air, then I give notice, that I shall introduce stick a motion hereafter ! Mr. Kino, of Maaa, said, that Massachusetts was proud ofthe past and present glory of the Adams family; and that Mr. Ingersoll should make some allowance for Mr. Adams's ardent love ol liberty. He was the son of the man who gave to this country its national existence; hia father's last words on his death bed were " liberty and independence now and foreverAnd when the time cornea that the venerable gentleman (my colleague,) ia laid on hia death bed, the leat word) that willtromble on hia lipa will be " my country?ita liberty, ita conatitution ?may they be preserved inviolate for ever" Here Mr. Adami waa evidently deeply affected, and tha Houae was greatly excited. A Member.-?Mr Speaker, as we have had almost every thing touched upon, down to the lunersl ceremony of the member from Massachusetts, I move that we proceed in order. Mr. Houston?What is ia order, sir? (Laughter) Here there was so much confusion that it was Impossible to mako out any thing. Mr. Campbell of S. C.?Mr. Speaker, may I ask what Is in order? , Speaker?There is no question before the House. Hera several members triad te make motions end speeches,and some to endeavor to restore order?and great exoitement ensued. Mr. Elmlb.?What is in order, now sir? (Laughter.) A Voice ?A row is in order. Mr. Barnard?I rise to a question of order, sir. Mr. Johnson?I csll the gentlemen to order. Mr. Barnard.?1 am in order,and if this ia to be debated, I mean to take a hand in it myself?(laughter.) and if not, I am determined that no gentleman shall apeak on it. (Laughter) Mr. Johnson.?I am sorry air, the gentleman got into a fever. Thia ia only an inquiry into a letter writer's character. Joy Moiiris.?Heia of good reputation, air,and once ran for member of Congress Several Members.?Yes, and he wu defeated?ho wii defeated?(Much laughter.) Here there ensued great confusion, and several up at once crying, " Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speak ^Sneaker, Mr. Speaker." So that it was impossible to eaten or under* stand any thing. At last, order was restored. Mr. Wise then said that Mr. Sargent was the most mendacious letter writer known; and this has been proved, sir. by the records of the courts ; and when callM to account for bis lies, his cowardice was equal to his mendacity ! (Here the excitement and confusion Increased ) ^Mr. WivTHKor.?Sir, I hope we shall go home and think of something else than what a letter writer may choose to say of a member. Sir, we have been discussing some very important principles ; first, we had the great principle ot the Habeas Coiptis ; secondly, we had the great principle of the Right of Petition ; and thirdly we nad the great principle of the Liberty of the Pren. Here several member" rose and called Mr. W. to order for irrelevancy?and the confusion was so great that he could not proceed. Mr. said a few words, but the noise was so great that he could not be understood at the reporter's desk. However, he is one of the best men in the House, and always speaks to the purpose. From this time to the adjournment, the excitement and confusion was so great, that it was utterly out of tho question to tell what was going on. Twenty and thirty members were up at one time, most of them trying to address the Chair ; and many of those down were talking, and several laughing heartily ; others were walking across the noor. A Member ?I hope hereafter the House will sustain a better character for order than it has done Mr. Hopkins.?I rise to a point of order, sir?there is no question before the House and all this is irregular. Speaker ?It has been allowed by unanimous consent. Wintiirop.?To-morrow, wo may have some new com plaint about reporting what has been done to-dav. If I bad not been interrupted all round, I should have noishcd before this. (Laughter) The House cannot give the Speaker the arbitrary power to exorcise such a censorship over the press. A Member?1 call tho gentleman to order?(Great confusion.) Mr. HorRins?I insist on my point of order,sir, and I appeal?(Lost in the noise ) Uiiomi.ooi.e?T mako a point of order, sir?the whole question is?(the rest could not be heard lor the noise lhat prevailed ) A Member?(in an under tone)?The House had better regulate the order within the Bar, before it exercises its jurisdiction without the Bar. A Member?I will move to regulate?(the noise and confusion increased ) Mr. Hunt, of N. Y.?I move to lay the whole subject on tho table?(Laughter) Mr. Schkxck?Mr. Speaker?the whole subject is to novel, that? Mr. Hopkins?I rise to a point of order, sir. (Laughter, and much confusion and excitement.) Mr. Davis?Mr Sneaker, I? A Member?I call the gentleman to order? Speaker?The Chair would state? (The rest could not be distinctly heard ) A Member?How can an appeal be taken, when there's no question before the House ? Wixthrop?I wish to remark? A Mi.mrr.n-1 rise to order, sir. (Laughter.) Senexck?If I have the floor, I don't wish this debate in this disorderly manner. (Laughter) I was about? A Member?J call the gentleman from Ohio to order Schexck?I have the floor, end I call the gentleman from Indiana to order. (Immense excitement and confusion ) Mr. King.?Mr. Speaker, I move the House adjourn. (Laughter.) This question was put and carried, ri'ra roes. Mr. Schexck ?Mr. Speaker, have 1 the floor, or have I not. (Laughter and confusion ) The Speaker made a reply, which could not he heard at the desk. Mr. IUhnard.?If the gentleman from Ohio is not??? Mr. Hopkins.?Mr. Speaker, whaCs become of my appeal. (Laughter) Mr. Winthrop.?What has been allowed by unanimous consent, cau only be withdrawn by unanimous consent, and this A M -mitrit ? 1 call tli/? ircntlcman to orriftr. fir: this dc* bate, which has been thus iar, I doiit think that? Another Member?I call that gentleman to order. (Hera the confusion was very great.) Mr Kimo?I move tne House adjourn. A Member?Docs'nt the Houselsiand adjourned already. (Laughter) Mr Bki ser (I think it was) called for the yeas and nays Ayes M?noes IJ7. Mr. Patre said the House oueht to retrace its iter#. Mr. He hence?i rise to a point of order? Mr Payne?I call the gentleman to order? A Member?Is anything at all in order! Mr. McCi.k.rnand?I move the whole subject be post poned indefinitely. (Laughter.) I call the previous question. Mr. Schknce? Is that in order. Mr 11 iknard?How does the question stand, now, sir? (Laughter.) The Speaker went over the whole ground again. A Member?1 wish to make an inquiry. (Laughter.) The Speaker put the previous question. ' Kighty-two stood up for affirmative, but no quorum vote. Mr. Fisii?Will this motion carry the Speaker's action with it 7 The Speaker said it would not. Great noise and excitement, and cries of " Speaker, Question, Mr. Speaker, Question, Question, Question." The question was put and carried to postpone the whole subject ii.definitely. 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