Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 15, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 15, 1844 Page 1
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THE N E W Y O R K H ERA L D. Vol. X., Mo. US.WIult Ho. W8I>, NEW YORK, TUESDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 15. 1844. *rlt? Two Conta* [* rom the Philadelphia Spirit of the Time, i Menernl C?M?e?tlb? of the ProtV.^ oupal Church In the United States. . Morn? Prayers JSiS0!.'' ?? pie of Virginia. i""4 " ~ .,, .ag n.ev. Dr. Em - ?ue L,?eeona by the Rev. Dr. . ?<j?u, ?I N. O. The minute* of yesterday were read mid adopted, alter some conversation aa to the exact state of the question on the signing of tn** trst'monuls ot the ftuhoD elect of Mississippi. A Messdge was received from the Hotter of lii-mops, that they had pasaed a Canon on the effect ol suopensionn, Ironi the Ministry on jurisdiction, which was referred to the Standinf Committee on CanonB. Fudge Bkrrien then moved that the Houae pro ceed to the unfinished buaiuena of yeaterday. Judge Cmamhsks wasforced by the course which these proceedings had taken, to attempt the dia cnarge oi a necesaary duty. All other business, even tht presentation of Reports were excluded by | wo engrossing questions ; he protested against be ing thud prohibited from the current business of the House; he therelore oiiered a motion that the sub jreu be postponed until some definite time, say 12 o'clock, to take up morning buMaew. Judge Hkekiek iru.-ted UieHoUae would refuse to PQstpoue the queaiion now, when ihe nature of the question involved in the motion is considered. He expected a relusal from the aatural love of justice, and the christian feeling of the House. The unfin ished business ol yeaterday, did not relL.e merely to a question ol general principle, but to one which directly involved the character, and the hitherto unblemished reputation af a Minister of this Onitrch. Every feeling of justice, as between man and man-every feeling of high and solemn duties as Christians, demanded that the Houae should no long-r hold in agony and tortare the individual connected aad directly involved in the unfinished btisiuesa of the Houae. ]f the object was indefi nitely to protract the consideration of theae allega tions, he appealed to the Christian justice of the House to decide the question at ouce and put that body at peace. He grayed them by their regard to every principle of justice, no longer to dehiy ac tion ; he believed the subject, if taken up, could be placed in such a light, aato allay all difficulties. Juilge Chambrks h*d 110 deposition lo obstruct it, alter he liail ottered a resolution which he deem ed all important. He therelore offered, by consem the following t Resolved, That the House of Biahepa concur ring, we close the present session on Thursday, the 17m tnBt. " This was laid on the table and then came up in order the unfinished business on the Eriscorscv ok Mississippi. Rev Dr M k*o, of Couu , rose and said,that having been appealed to y tnu-rday, by Dr. Hawks, as to his knowledge 01 ihe diameter oi Mr. Jftoyt and Mr. Scott, be would en sure the Home, from hi* personal knowledge of Mr Hjyt, as well aa of Mr. Scott, though he knew them lest intimately, they were perfectly honorable, and the Hou>e may bdievu what they aay through tha c?. :viction? ot their owu mmd. Aa to tha oharge, too, of intentional dishonesty agalust Dr. Hawks, he believed that theopei at tons at 1* lushing had been commenced and continued with us pure a purpose as any man ever engaged in busi ness. but that there was often wildness iu his piojacts, he vu? not prepared to ueny He wauld say a law words s> tu the geatlnnan's daiehca. The memorial presented against lum was signed by the Kev. Dr W A. Muhlen berg, a gentleman with whom every Presbyter of the chur a is conversant, whose character for truth, honest) ot parpose and piety, has never r een questioned. H< therefore regretted some remarks which had lalien from Pr. Hawks iu relation to him. and protested against the lutein irtte bespeak the prejudicla ot a certain portion ol the H?u?e, who, thought on particular subjects with Di H He Objected to hat of his statement whioh re. ferred lo the uoveltiea ul doctrine and the manner ol con dueling M> oi ship in the Chapel of St Paul's College? As to the use el lighted candles on the altar, he did not believe tk-y had e?er been nsad in tha day time. He could not but express his surprise st this atiem, t; there are persons piescnt who have seen equal novelties in the lhapeloldt Them** Hall. Dr. Mead then spoke ol the interior ol Dr. Hawk's Cispel?its chancel, a massiva ai taria the centre-on one site a music sUudor lectarn on the other a Oothic bronte candlestick with seveii brau?.he.s. He had saen this, and remarked to Dr. Hawks that it looked like Popeiy, and sh uld noi be introduced there, when the Dr replied that it had been presented by a laMy, and he did not care for any Popish sentiment at tributed tolt. The geutleman lrom Pennsylvania (Dr Tyngj had referred the other day to ambitious minister* win ;? ployed l?til? hoya 'o ~ ilu*M?is< of th? chnrci. Milw waa it with the Hector of St Thomas H?il. fhrre was s choir and splendid organ, and a gallery at the back; the little bays, the choristers, wnut into a vestry room, each took down his white surp'ice from a pog and tea or twelve or fifteen entered m? choir, and cbaunted the services of tht chur h Tins was the only instance of the use of thi surplice in this way he had ever known. As regarded the disclaimer of Dr Hawks, respecting his saying any thing about Dr. Muhlenberg's breaking up his establish meut aul going to Europe, when a gentleman is in the habit ol expiessiug himself rashly, he ought to have a better memory. He fDr. M) heard him say,after the in terview with Mr Oill, that St. Paul's was to be broken tip. and that Dr. Muhlenberg was going to England to withdraw in a gentlemanly manner; that it would still be continued as u humbly prepar.tory school, under Mr Van Bucklen, and that torty or fifty of the scholars wouid Join 8t. riioms*' Hall He was priding himself on the opportunity|ot filling his school on the desolation of St Paul's, iu such a manner that be was shocked snd horri fied. Dr. Meau referred to the testimonial articles they wereti? si^n t.? go np to tba House of Bishops; we are to solemnly a.'Krm that for three years past we believe ths Individual to nave lived piously, soberly, and honestly Now, he desired all he could to vindicate the reputation ot Dr Hawks lrom intentional dishonesty, hut he could not sign these testimonisls ia his favor He assured the that sooner than put his hand down to sign lhem, h t would lay it ou the blocs to have it cut off. and hold ins op the bloody stump, he would implore all who desi reef to preserve the church in its purity to pause, and not sign the d cumwits. He assured the House, that nothing but a sense ot high and solemn duty ta the church, caused him to m.'Ke the statement that he now did. He did not believe th it man fir lor the Episcopate, who had yesterdaj declared in the face and presence of Almighty God, that he never bore a vindictive feeling in his heart,but who on one occasion, little more than two year* since, he had heard say of another Presbyter, whom he supposed the ai'.hor of sjme anonymous articles against him,"I'll have my satiufsction of that man !" And when in r*ply it was sild, "pooh! pooh! joh cannot, unless \ou proceed against h in in a court of law, or an ecclesiastical tuto rial," mid, " it there is no other way, 1 will renounce my ministry, I will return to the law again, and I will t hrash him !'f This, toa, said openly in the presence of my brother Dr Cray ton and myrelf j and it was on thin gro in I. it no other,that ha could not sign his testimonials. Kev. Dr. Htwas expressed bis extreme aurprise ami . deep regiet at the course which Dr. Mead had seen fit to pursue Had a brother presented a pistol at hi* breast he could not h ive been more .tartled and shocked ! That he, without the slightest previous intimation, notwith standing recent expressions of regard-wilh his arm in friendly converse around his body since this convention met, should now present this shameful allegation to the House He should answer It, however, and in the same spirit as actuated him yesterday, in sorrow not In indignation. He would premise that he In tended this morning, and it was knowu to hia friends nrouud him. lo refer to a report of hia remarks, in which he was r. ported as having said, concerning Dr. Muhlen. berg, what he never intended This be did for fear the wrong statement would be injurious to Dr. Muhlenberg He had yesterday adverted to i?, not with a view of cow. pinning nt it, but merely to show that differences or opin ion existed between Dr. Munleukerg and himself. The first charge was that he was unfriendly to Dr. M., and he was accused of having an evil tongue and he merely stated these grievances wi ich had been spoken of by them for some year?. He had never attempted to insinu atn that Dr. Muhlenberg was not an honest man ; he coin cided with alliDr Mead has said of him ; but if lie had listened to idle words of the time character as had been concerning Dr. Muhlenberg to him, and if he had wiltten them ail down, he a'lould hsve had his hands full; nut he rowntd auch idle charge* down, aa hf thought wag his duty. As to the description af his own chape -it was comfortable, and those who had heard the story of its character, and at the sometime knew his dis position and feelings es to adherence to aU the forms ot he pumi Ive church must have laughed outright at the ??ii!?? ?? !. *p n1 9?tUic le?it cost $1000, he a' brazen caadle stick! The missive altar was a table constructed rJlm'Hn f.'hi i .T? entert*lned whether ths communion tabl?* should lie an altar Dr H thei gave n particular description of the chanel-it was 60 by ;i0 feet, with a chancel, a readlnc dek which Dr Mead has called a lecturn, and amove* ble pulpit, so made to economise room, for 100 parsons w- ro to ?> ? accommodated; at its extremity was a raised platform for the organ, and the space under this was for a ventry room. The candlestick was a common piece el pa.lor furniture with three tiers of Ught.obtsined because it wns cheap and gave t concentrated light for night ser vice?he had no idea of a "bronte candlestiek with Meven brsnchee,** or any ether mummery, as Dr. Mead hsd in imnteil ; When the tilings were cold at Zl Bu. n m ' for w,'n, in,n * Pri^te par lor. B it Dr Mead had erpresaed his astonishment at the EZ.'JV.P ?n.?.ir' rft*,e<1 ,u surplices! Music was ! Hall on account of its moral infiuencea ; he V v ^ L .lT b?y* who "'ten went to the city of N w Y ork at the request of the congregation, who ^.VrTr.^'ihV? .k? i*r|thi!' 111,18 or,'*ta^^', and expressed stirprise that they 1,a?l been ?o thoroughly tauaht it i 'hat these boys had their white after the m nru-r of the singing beys in the Church of Eaaland and especially ot nil the Cethedral Chnpches Thei wore these surnljces with black ribbon. fo?!h? sake o'f linlfjer'i.ty, an<i he took great pride and delight in them He had auo her motive for adopting them?as children tl.ey were lrer,u?tly at p.ay when the beU "nf to .?. mr," them from the play gmnnd to the Chepel their minds full and intent on their sports, and he wished if. impress upon t' em that thsy bad another and a holy duti to |M'ilorm in the house ol Ood ; so each put on their , ' ?nrpHce, and went up into the choir and sang the ant I ems of our Church, dressed exactly as is the custom of our mother Church. These are th.\?ts, andyM?! is intini .led that he Intended to adopt usages foreign to >he P.'oiestaut Epucopal I urcb Who Sat knew him would accuse him of a desira to alter the time-honored customs of the Church ? He who since'he first rec<'^* attempts at innovations,so etudl"^y oppoicd Lett-who was lor "lW oW thing* a* they were, even to the gui or < pair ot band* and the shape of a surplice. Dr. H. laid there war* present many who had seen tui Chapel ?Or. Milnor, Dr Anthon, and others, could say whether there wan any departure from the usages of the Chuich. He had il decent and orderly as the home of Ood should he) why then was he looked on with something like suspicion I Bicaute hit view* did not accord with others ! Why in some instances was he deuounoed ? Because he dilleted from others, whose tendencies led them to intioiMce ctrc'mouials of the Chuich of Koine and depart nom the es-ablished usages ot our mother churcli! It was not the 'gorgeous chapel," the "massive altar," the "gothic candlestick with seven branches," or ilia "white surplice*" ef the singing bo>s, wuicu had been so effectively described ny Dr. Mead, aiid which he had attempted to explain. But that the Dr's memory was not always correct, he had made apparent from the fact, ot his 1 nidstive altar' being a common table. Next eomes the charge of imputing to me the attempt to injure Dr. Muhlenberg, when he was about going to Europe. He did repeat tue rumors in Flushing, and he doubtless may have said that hi* visit was a quiet, gentlemanly way of retiring lrom the school Mr. Oil! hail told hint of it, and they had conversed prospectively about his coming to live witn him. The rumor of the Doctor's depaiture was cur rent, and many respectable individuals spoke of his with drawal, but neither Mr. Uill nor mysetf, in repeating these rumors, intended to impute unworthy motives tu Dr. Muhlenberg. He knows that his friends had endea vored to induce him to quit the school, as he was only wearing out time and life there, without profit. These things he might have repeated to Dr. Mead, but not as ne intimates, with any triumphant conclusion of gaining u harvest from his withdrawal. He did believe at the time that the seliool would succeed better with Dr. Muhlen berg at its head, thou if it were under thechaige of young Mr. Van Boeklea; he thought too, and might have said, that it the latter took it, that some ol the New Yoik pu pils, whose parents wore his friends, would come to my school in pieierence?but that he ever sail anything which could induce Dr.Mead to represent him as meanly, pitifully,aud heartlessly, making out calculations of in dividual profit on Dr. Muhlenberg's ruin, he indignantly and scornfully denied. What was Dr. Mead's position ? At the time these conversations occurred, he was at my own|houte at altriend, an invited guest to examine my pu pils and school, and nowjwilhout a previous iuUaiatiou, without a suspicion on my part, witu recent and renew ed assurance ot Dr. Mead's luendly feelings, our private conversations mormban two years ago are dragged up belote the church and then bole world aganut me? Such a course was too small .'?too small1?sinner as he confessed, with all humility, that he was?fallible as man?impetuous in his temperament as he may be? his course was too, too small As to the reierence to anonymous letter* written "gainst him by a clergy man?this affair was characterised by peculiar cir cumstances, and was viewed by brethren with any thing but approval?he bad been assailed by name in ?he public prints, aud charged with that of which he was not only guiltless but entirely ignorant. This attack he did suppose, on strong ground of conviction, camr I lrom a certain source. Alter one ot the examinations ol St. Thomas' Hall, when Dr. Mead, his brother the Kev vtr. Mead and Dr. Creighton were sitting with him in his study, this subject was introduced?he did not know who began it. He expressed himself doubtless in indignant language iu refereuc* to the attack upon him?nodoubi he spoke strongly, for there were circumstances ol pecu liar aggravation, but to saying anything about renounc ing ministry and returning to the bar to obtain vengeance, tie denied it, and it beais us relutationon its owu|lace. It is a mistake?he said before and repeated that he spoke strongly?he had been cruelly? cruelly assailed on what he was entirely innoceir, u d ha had ample evidence aa to the source ot the aasauu?and when he met with theae triends in hi* own private study, be might and did exprest tumiell in terms of strong indignation; but to impute to i uim a serious determination to throw up his sacred calling for the sake ol vengeance was utterly preposterous. True the conversation had passed from his mind and he bad ne ver recalled until this morning, and could uot recollect the precise words used, but he is perfectly sure that he was addressed on the subject by bis brethicn in terms as strong and indignant aa he had ever ventured to use him self. But up to this morning lie hadviewed Dr Mead as his iriend?he professed to be now, but he had said he would sooner have bis hand cut off than sign his testimonials. - Why ? Because ne had deolared liu would have ven ge auce on an offending brother. If private conversations are to be thus brought forward,wiihout a moment's warn- j log, but with preparation by those who bring them, what was he to do ? Did Dr. Mead remember " u thy brothet sin go aud tell him his taults in secret"?did he say "you speak too atrong and warm on this subject?" H< rememDured that Dr Creighton and himeeli had spoken l it this Ktirject and had he said that he had not acted iike a t hnstian brother and was not pleased with it ? I'hc course he had adopted was unkind and ungenerous He kad bean auddenly aacused ol dishonesty on the state merit ef aclergyiban Jnd lay brother, most of the charger predicated on ittmor He bad met those charges, tbougl tie had no accuser and though he was unprepared. Hi oelieved these gentlemen were innocently inistuKan, but in almost every instance they bad stated what was uot thefact. As t* hi. operations at Flushiug-Dr. Hawk* reteried to Kenyon College, the Bristol Seminary, Bishop Hopkin's school, the male school in North Carolina, all of which had gone down^the school inatituted in Vir- | ginia too kad gone down, and in all these could be tracen links of the same chain of misfortune. In the Bristol school,law had been resorted to?fraud had been charged, but what was done when these institutions tailed? Wen there projector* acoused? Their history was but the repe titionof the itory in his own case. Let him not be singled out then as improvident, unscrupulous, unwise and all the others go unscathed. It is well known to many, that but for Dr. Muhlenberg's private fortune and the assistance ol Iriends, he would have been obliged tc stop St. Paul's Col lege But the question is not alone, am 1 or am I not an hoaeat man?1 am accused of aspiring to the Episcopate oi Mississippi. After wkat he had read yesterday of his election and the testimony of the dele gates from that State now present on this flooi ?he need hardly repeat that he did net seek the Epis nopate of Mississippi If, with a good conscience, he could have aaid no, he would have done so, and why? 1> presents a pi aspect ef nothing but the severest toil in building up the church there. A large portion of the country was new and he would have to endure great pri vations in establishing the church there He did not want the Episcopacy, but he thought he saw a field ripe i for a golden harvest, and that a diocese could be made ol >he western diocese serond to none but that of Ohio Episcopalians were flocking into it from the eastern States ol wealth and intelligence and scattering themselves, as it were, broad cast over the land Even with but the pro visional care which the good Bishop of Tennessee could bestow, it already had seventeen clergymen and as many organized parishes. Alter the Bishopric had bi en tender dered him, in the fearof Ood he touk it, hut not becaus* ha was ambitious or wanted it. Had heto aspired,he could have been elected to another diocese long age But if he had dreamed of such a scene as this, Ood knows henevei would have accepted it! If the path to the House ol Bishops, ia to be through such a fiory ordeal, few, vert few, will dare to attempt its passage No Episcopate kuows ?ten thousand mitres coul I be no compensation for agony ?uch as he had endured Let the House do as they will inrtfe.rence to the Episcopate of Mississippi?it stoon with him but aa dust in the balance ! It was not that he wanted the Bishopric, but he desired the verdict of the Home?the jury which had trifd him on the direct charge of being a dishonest man. Was he ao? Both his accusers here, both Dr. Mnhlenberg, and Mr. Quarterman had dis tinctly staled, that they justly believed he never meant to do wrong. If (ho House had parsed the simple resolu tion offered laat night, that they believed the charges lounded in error?cruel but unintentional, he should have been satisfied ! H -was pained at the distinct allegation of his biother (Dr Mead) ?an allegation made, coupled with professions of warmest feelings of attachment. But he had entered his solemn ssscrvcration and prote-t gainst the signing of his testimonials on grounds, il true, made him an undeserving wretch, unworthy the confidence of the Convent on. But if every brother bkst *ith n warm and ardent temperament?and he con ? ilered it a blessing should be subjected to this ordeal, then it would be better to be possessed ol a cool, cautious, calculating, cold-hearted disposition, which could nevet be blindly seduced into the ?xetcise of a warm hearted act ef virtue At this period Dr Maio*, of N C who had been eager ly listening to Dr Hawks, and was standing in the centre hie .came forward and said hewished to ask nmt a question or two. Ho wanted to know at what time he had seen the canities lighted in the Chapel of St Paul's Cathedral. Dr Hawks was about to answer, when Mr. Memmln *er of C . rose and protested against the question. We were no inquisition?we could not put an individual on thr. stand and examine him te his own prejudice,perhaps! Let us proceed on the principle* of constitutional liberty, II not of Christian duty. He protested against the intro duction of a new set of charges, when the case had been tried. Judge BcaatKff said, at this stage of tha proceedings, it was not in order to propound a?y questions to an indivi dual foreign to the resolution under consideration. The Ph ksidknt aaid. he felt embarrassed as to his course, but would leave Dr Hawks to act aa he chose. Dr Hawks said, he knew what the gentleman from N C. wanted to ask. and he would answer it The candles were burning on Christmaa morning, were lighted before day and continued burning until after day light He was willing toanewerany thing?but it waa not custamary to qaeation an accused person witn a view to hia own cntrl nation There were plentv of questions propounded, hut they did not come from friends?they camo from those who wished to entrap him in bis speech. Dr. Mason ?The brother surely does not refer to me ! Dr. Hawk*.?No, not to you?not to jou, old friend Dr. Mason continued with great and impressive agita tion : Mr. President, this to me is a painful?most painful situation. I have known Dr. Hawks from boyhood?he waa ?originally from my own State?from N. C. I myselt presented him f .r his holy orders. Ood knows, sir, it would sirird me infinite grntifioation to sign his testimo nials, but thera are serious difficulties on my mind, which I wont cleared. Last night, whan the resolution wss ot fared, I was not prepared and I wanted my mind telieved Dr. Mrao made some remarks as to his agency in thesr charges. He felt the most sincere love and respect toward Dr Hawka as a Presbyter, but could not consent to his entering the House of Bishops He would not, he trusted mppose he entertained the least unkind feelings toward* him; ha haa many generona estimable qualities - fot these hu posseisea my love, and I honor him. Aa to his being dishonest, he would give his signature under oatk. that In was not, but when the queation ol hia ruahness of speech came up, he waa compelled to pursue a different course from facta within his own knowledge. Dr. UrrOLD said the hour had arrived at which the House agreed to take up the reeolntion of Mr. Memmin ger and its substitute ; he therefore movad to postpone It until Monday Rev. Mr. AtaiNtON, of Md ??? ' v?d aa aa ameadmant, Uut the (object under con.idaration be referred to a Com mittea to inquire whether there existed any let or hin drance to thei consecration of Bishop elect ol MissiMippi. He enforced his views with some strong remarks, uriius lut rroB the character of the gentleman, and the nature ol the case, no profit could c>me from a public discussion. A gentleman from Vermont rase to second this motion. He.was not prepared to vote ; new and grave mutter had been introduced which he did not think the i.ouio wu ready to act on. Judge BannicR said they had Wn called away from the case. Living in a land of Christian principles and Constitutional liberty?where private reputation and per sonal character, has sacredness in the eye* ol toe people .T .w" b",n doln*' Th" resolution proposes not that the Bishop alect of Mi**.**ippi. shall be consecrated but that his ana wer to certain charge* has been full,ample' and satisfactory Thia is all tha resolution contemplate He argued against the reference to a Committee, as no Committeo could instruct tha judgment of the House whatever course might be puraued or be rendered necra sary on thif occasion, whan an attempt is made to injure the rights of a man, he could not swerve from the duty which God had impoaad upon him, of vindicating a man ??Tt$Z$r. ^"f'd.wh.tever might be the sa'nflce of individual feeling. When parsons plaae themselves bo fore this body in the light of accusers, and their charges are fully met, wa exhibit forbearance when we meieiy ask a judgment on the sufficiency of the answer. If we *T? '? bo ?^countered with new and aucceaiive charges if they are to he turned over to a Committee in the cha racter of an inquisition, to see if there bean additional let or hindrance-it the .arcret hi-tory of a man's heart is to be review, 1?if the sanctity of home la to be invaded? if private an I confidential conversation between a man and his friends, is to be sprung upon him-he cared not what the motive, the injustice is the same, whatever it he?if this course is to be pursued, in Ood's name where ar? wo ? A re we in a christian la-d- in a land of consti tutionnl lib rty?where man's character is regarded, and where we aredii^O'ied to preserve thou- suloguarda which the common Consent of ail mankind hus thrown around individual cheroot,?r 7 Discuosiou could only awaken feelings unfriendly to the ascertainment of truth, and he was therefore willing in hir resolution to strike out the names or the persons making the charges He trusted, as an act of justice, one resolution should be disposed of first. Rov_ Mr Atkiwso* commenced speaking again aa to the reference, when Judge Berrien called him to order for irrelevancy. The PaasiDKm said the question was on Dr. Upfold'a motion to postpone an amendment by Rev. Mr. Atkinson to ne reierred. Dr. UrroLo then said, to prevent difficulty, he would withdraw his motion "r fl VV7'0" then ur*ed a reference at some length to a Select Committee. Mr. MAcpASLAND.of Virginia, spoke to the necessity of separating the question of signing the tastimeniala from the exculpatory resolution of Judge Berrien. Af er show log what he conceived the justice of this course, he said if any gentleman of the House could lay his hand on his <>?*. and can not, in a liberal Judgment, enlightened by the dictates ol conscience, say he is prepared to justify Dr. Hawks, he had a heart he did not envy him the pos session of ~ Dr Masoh, of N. C. The gentleman look* towards me, does he refer to me 7 ' Mr. Macpablanp replied, not at all?not at all. Dr. Mason?I am satisfied with a great part; some parts telLwhy111 opportunity is g.ven me, 1 will ..Mr- VACF.iat.AWD continued?If gentleman discard for he present the question of signing the credentials, is not Or. Hawks to be absolved 7 If the charge is met in the fullness of explanation, what is require." of us aa men 7 Are we not bound to say something / Could we say that suspicion ought to rest on him 7 No gentleman in the or dinary intercourse with his fellow man, would not dis aard in advance of exculpation, all exparte evidence - "J, . '?D?aaf?of all men?especially all christian men. I jus Home then has simply to pas? judgment on Br Hawks' character. After hi Las passed tie ordeal, ought the House hesitate to say that his defence has been full, ample and satisfactory 7 If he haa shown that those making the charges were greatly mistaken in important matter* ought it not have effect on the judgment of the House I If Dr. Hawks has taken these charges one by ona, ?. i !. , fUilt implied in them?it he haa proved all ! J,AI>^f,blf to Prov?-"' ?>e has triumphantly eatab ? lan0?,'nc?. he would ask again should not the House affirm that he has vindicated himself Judge Ghambbb* rose and spoke at length, to pu* from him and those who thought with him, the imputation which is placed on every gentleman whocnacientiouily relt desirous of further investigation. He also advocated the refereuce to a Committee JfZ-?SH J"A7"m'?'9 Cc dM not ri,e t0 ??**?**?? nut to facilitate, it possible, the course of proceedings ? The introduction of new evidence, he thought, improper for it will make debate interminable, neither it it l^aal or expedient. The Home is now prepared to express it* "pinion an Dr Hawks'reply to specific allegationa.tiut he would have to vote againat Judge Berrien'* resolution, lecause he thought th? whole matter bad not been tho roughly sifted. Ha therefore propi.ted thefollowing ?? Keeoived That In the judgment ol thU Hou*e, the re plies of Dr. Haw a* are sufficient to acquit him of all dis tjnnaaty in his pecuniary transaction* connected with St Thomas lull, and as to the specific instances of intemp< r* e language, referred to In the documents before the House Dr. Tvnn asked if the memorial wero to be ipread on lively"? House? Some one oniwered affirms a ^eT /?r ??*"Op?h* *prkuin favor o'. a reference to a select Committee before any motion in acted on Some explanation* of a personal character pa**ed between him and Judge Berrien. 1 I Fnaaaii of N. Y. thought the resolution* were all out of order, because they interrupted the regular course of proceedings. Dr Hawk* waa not on trial here aa a Presbyter, but we were to coniider hi* qualifications ? a Bishop elect of our Church The gentleman from Georgia, (Judge Berrien) had <aid that the documents came, in an extraordinary manner before the Houie He had before itated that hi* colleague (I)r. iHigbee) and himself to whom they were especially addressed, were ignorant of their preciae contents, but they acted on ad vice, which would have weight with the gentleman, as to the course they should pnraue. He again disclaimed he tngaccuser here, When the*e document* had been read, w? "n,5!0^ *? h*re thMn Printed, and have them prcad before all, that they might be underitood. Tkey were badly written, and,therefore the clcrk had nat read them well he) waa unable to catch the connection ol *e vera] passages. When Dr Hawks took up these charge, and answered them one by one, he did not think hi* an ?war to the statement conclusive-he might have been stupid and inattentive, but he wn* not (atisfied. But after the counter statement had been heard, he must con h? ha1 not be"n carried away by the eloquence of Dr. Hawk* ; it may be charged to want of sensibility, nut when the resolution was offered last evening and no one opposed it, he claimed, If not to have regained his character ior sensibility, that he was horrified, petrified, 'Ohatvpui iteteruntque come, et vox faucibu* htesit." ? hvir* v.W" 'thf, abutting testimony 7 Where was Dr. Mt.klenbeig / He w u preaent; why did not some one call upo.i him . Will the House di^mis* the matter, cover Ji-'V i 6*5LqUi7:W?lch ?'??old be probed to the bot ore He referred to the effect' of the passage of Judge thTt?D.l?r?^f..U. .0Kn' Mhcn lheflue,,ion of the signing of the te.timoni.1* should come up. We then should have hie eloquence and virtuous indignation appealing to u? a* men and chri.t an., again.t tSe inju.ti^of a\econd trial ; he was for full investigation now ? VI *f N' ??' D**t obtained the floor,which he i1 f?r for'ome ,ime I)r Hbw><? he 1. . . 1 " th? Hou*ea* he wa* implicated in some remarks ol a personal nature It bad been suggested in L* fommi'mMit of thi* rabject that it ahould go to the ( ommitteeon Consecrations. To thi* he was opposed on personal ground* He waa a member of that Committee, and it had been communicated to him that ub. jection* were made to it* comti ution a* partial, havinr too many member* on it, who thought one way on *ome particular .uMect*. Character could be injured by plica ion and mtinuation. a* much and more than l.v direct charges and accusations ' hJZ'(ihi?' a'ked wh,ther these charge* had been made on this floor or not7 Mr Coi i.ins would not answer. Dr. Broob* then called him to order The PuniDtKT thought Mr. C. In order Mr. Colli*, proceeded-it wa* a personal objection with him. The insinuation of pre supposed partiality in 'bf const ruction of the committee, had been communi cated to him. 5*??f,u,*a,n ?n,,eJt h,m i0 ??>w, ?nd if the chair decided that he was in orJer, he appealed from that deci I 'ion TheCm?ib did *o decide, and the appeal wa* ma.Je Mr. Colliri contended he wa* in order in ipeaking ol ?he i m it u I sea which induced him to oppoie the commit ment, but ihould await the decision of the appeal Dr Stroko, of Mas* thought gentlemen were so much moved th',, th,y w?ul'l adjourn, and so JMr. CoLLia*?That would be unfair and diacourteou* to ?ThePaitsiDaivT, inthemid*tef fhe appeal of Mr Col im?,put the question on adjournment, and it waacariied A S-rovg Gxpix)dri>?SittrnttR Injiiey.?Thr Bal .ITIiiT ?Vn SH',8 ,tlat 0D morning laat, a nhreis If FnrtOTe'i?,,h*,,or* of Mr Th?maa Hnm c<""ner of Lancaiter itreot and Apple alley exploded with terrific violence. The stove wa* literally V?'""????''??(rMtwaatheforea of the explo ?jon that every window light in the store waa broken >d a great portion of one side of the house wa* Mown entirely out. Three perton* were within a foot or two o! i /u ' I" Ilnmphrey, Mr. tdward J. Thompson ? 1 h?? """led Kdward Nenninger-all of whom were theTfokt Vi' '?Jul*d, Mr Humphreys wbj wounded on & not seriously j the little boy had ne ol hi* handa considerably lacerated, and waa otherwise ruised ; Mr Thompion received the greateat irjury l??ing been severely hurt in two place* en the right lee' opo place on the left leg, and on the I?pad ?/"? D?hle" and Morri.' were eSrly in au^nd ahce and dretaed the wounda. The wonder is that *"'4no' killed. The cense of the explo* ion ia a h? Theie ba'! *'? ?? th' *tove for three h?iura?a moment or two before the exploaien the bo\ ^ad put in tome chips from a neighboring wheeiwrieht ?bop Some suppose that be m.ght have , SSSTZJconhf* !Fl' "nd 'uUi ?""ioned the explosion thongh we conld not learn that there was anv smell ><1 powder perceivable. Altogether it ia * .trange.ffTir h.S?^kKn?^nd r?n board ,h' 8h.,> Patrick "?.? wh'ch aailed on the 0th in.t for Livernool '' ,? ,n* American wool, which were (elected in thi* country from our finest flaxeny fleece* by a Scotch manufacturer For *on,e of it h. p,jd a* high as ^renU ? lb The quantity waa about 1M,000 lb* Liberty Party. The meeting held atCro'on Hall lust evening waa thinly attended and did not commence till 8 o'clock, when Georok W. Rosg, fc^q., wae called to the Chair, and Mr. Warren was appointed Secretary. 1 he Chairman explained the vbjecta ol the meet ing, which was to advance the cause of the Liber ty Party. He waa sorry to find ao thin an attend ance; however, he felt glad to recognize some eminent frieada of the cause in the room. J.Vf* 9 J*?V0,,i of Albany, waa than oalled on and introduced by the uhaiiman to the meeting at a friend of the cause of tha Liberty party. H? commenced bit remarks by denouncing slavery ai a grievous wrong and au insult to tba country. It was strange how it happened that in a country like this, where allwere ere ated equal. they should have held on so long to slavery. As abolitionists the party looked upon it aa a sentiment abhorrent to tut) common nature of man, that roan should b? tha property of man. He acknowledge t! no maatar but his Creator, and this waa the common sentiment of the abolition party. (Jod constituted men and gave him certain rights ami privileges whiob he had detuned him to enjoy. He made man lord ei the creation, and the blue sky, the arched heavens, the stars in the fli'mimant, the great garden ot nature, were all designed by Ged to gratify the wants an<l wishes of man. (Applause.) Man had certain faculties, mental and phys ical qualification*, which fitted him iartlie high stutiou he was destined to fill on the great th. of the universe. (Applause.) (Jod had given liim certain organs and lac ulties which made him a mighty monument of the Al mighty's wisdom. These organs perform certain func tions?the eye to see -the tongue to speak-the teeth to chew. 1 hese functioua were ail denned, and it waa a very clear thing that no man t ould have a toothache un less he had a tooth. (Hoars of laughter) Having them wzs incompatible with the rights with which God had invested man ; and what was inore horrifying thdn the reflection that so noble a being a* man should be made the slave of man 7 No matter whether he had a black skin or a white skin, and be subjected to the lash of a tyrant taskmaster. (Applause) 'i'he Speaker here gave way to enable ? ' - uL^0:^ St4"* t0*ing ? popular abolition song, called Is thia the land for which our father bled," which whs received with m rked applause, an i seemed to give ? satisfaction to the ladies wi o sat on the Iront seats Mr. Clabk next sung n very hu nerous song to the popular air of-'Get out ol the way.o.d . an Tucker,'which sarcastically denounced slavery I'he comu rest cuJu tion ol the singer on winding up eath v^rse with the following ines? Get out of the way every station, Until wo gain emancipation," kopt the audience convulsed with laughter. When Mr. C. concluded a letter wus read Irom the Abo lition candidate, Mr Birney, addressed to theeilitorof tha fiibunr, in relation to the coalition ol the abolitionists with James K Polk, as charged upon them by the Tri bune. The letter, after explaining lacts in relation to ihe nomination of the writer by the democrats ol his native county:?" During my abeence from home last year in New England, it was proposed at the whig convention ol the county in whieh I reside to nominate uie for the legis lature The nomination, however, was made on the ground, as I was informed, that 1 might not be willing to serve If elected, and that the county would be put to the trouble and expense of holding another a action. Being asked on my return whether I would have served had i been elected,! replied that I would ; that as every voter in the county knew that I was an ubolitioaist?a member ol < J , u j rty P"1?',nd opposed to both the other parties tor I had used every proper occasion, publicly and private ly, to expose their unfaithiulueas--I would regard my election as comingTrom the people, irrespective ol party ( The letter, after detailing certain tacts in relation to complaints of mismanagement on the part ot the county authorities belonging to Mr. B's native county, wentonto state. Although I have been nominated by my Democratic neighbors, no one in the county would nave spoken of me as of that party had not the cue been given by the wire ?J.?.r1 " ?{ '.he Wh,g party?especially by the originaioi j f tha coalition atory.the Detroit Advertiser, a print that I aa spared neither fact nor fiction to win over the Liberty party in Michigan to the support ol the Whigs, by weak ening their confi lence in me A specimen ot its reckless ness may be seen in the statement transferred to the Tri bune?that if my conference with General Hascall at Flint were divulged, it would doubtless disclose, that my mission to the Kast was undertaken at the instance ol the Loco Kocoa, aa well aa leading Abolitionists ot Now rerk, though cloaked under the pretence ot a visit to in> *on residing in Connecticut. I neither saw General Mux es 11'when I wss at Klin', nor have I ever exchanged with him a dozen words on auy matter of party politics. Tliu is all fiction Whatever 1 have done has be^n done opt.ii 'y? al"* ? absolve f om every obligation ol secrecy all pertpns with whom I hove conversed on matters peruou log to public mm or paity measures. > JJ1,0' articje in the Tribune is a 1? tter signed bv A.I Davis, of l> lint, in Michigun He professes to have jt> see vend thTlue to my "inveterate hostility" to Vlr ' lay in thii aforesaid nominal on, ond the fJCt of my first marriage having been into the Marshall lamily. Now it turns out that my fi st murriage was not into the Marshall tumuy, and that that family, in Kentucky, are, with but two exceptions, so fsras 1 have heard, favorable to the election of Mr Clay The charge of inveterate liostilit> to Mr. Clay?if It mean any thing more than political op position-is wholly imaginary I have no reasons tor opposing Mr Clay on peisonal grounds On the con tra'y, tke^Intercourse we have had has been of the most friendly character. I oppose his election because he dis believes the greet political truths of the Declaration ot Independence, theloundation of all just govemmeot, and because be repudiate the paramount object ot the Union the perpetuation of liberty to all On the same ground i ?*?r- p?,k But ? "ep^e election of Mr. Clay?heceuie, possessing abilities sm^rior to Mr. Polk's, he would proportionally weaken the influence of those tr.thi on toe minda ot our coun try men. Kespectfully, 4cc. . .. . w , , JAMES O. BIRNEY. Another letter from the same writer was also read in objects ol the abolition party, which were received with marked applause. Mr. Jackson resume.) his remarks. The first thing had to d? was to lop oil the branches * wh'cl1 taken such deep root in the country ou?ht* n^p^lr^'i 'he roots. (Applause ) The ahol.tionisu ought never slumber until the name of slavtry was blot itdfrom the statute book Slavery had done more to h!v!?^ *i?'"i Po^|,|c?l rights, and to nullity the great oncciples of the constitution under which they had lived '7'"? ?!'her question oftwrtv or politics since its for. ma ion. (Applause ) it had held the country up as a j . J bo",?<1 "herty which that contention proclaimed to the world, and now was a dangerous ques m.L Would prove so to the country, unless the -??" ?'?eholdfrs took the lash off the backs of the Mr. William E. Csmu next addressed the meeting He commenced his remarks by Overling to tho primary movements of the abolitionists. Some .en ortt h ?"i8? ID4U ,hl" wo,lld ulk of sholitionism would b? lookedupon as mad ; but now the man that would de clare he was not in favor ol Ireedom for the slave would in most parts of the Union be Unghed at Both the par r,rDOe!:,e"g"?ed,n,5'-Pr',,i',M",?1 confest?whigs and ^fjcos-endeavorrd te play their game successful!* so ?u to catch the abolition vote. They talked a iroo.l ?2* ,'h? ??rifr question, which, liter SlIwSTl smell potatoe business. (Laughter) The Houthern man was in favor of a small per ceutage on In diana potatoes, (laughter) while they objected to ??i. TT,,lB 01 En*,toh potatoes from Ne^ Knglsnd-(laughter)-whilethe question ef human liber ty was not to be entertained at the South. Congress w?s p,lttln' an :nd 10 the tr,mc be ween the SU eI ?n!j ,V - D*F i','.COnfln0 thi< ^ade between the States and they would have very soon a surplus nonula Outlet to ih?ttld '?T ? thein 10 ,et in fr'"'lom snd give be , Jl! "T?1"1 population,Which the State would , ,0 get rid ol as a burden There waa In inerdihat. passion in the human breast to arhere to c?tom-the child followed the example of the father Tmirtv rofV' K,m rhcWl.tCb#CCO the ladies dressed in *^'y ^?l,0.r,' c#u?? th?y saw it was the fashion and some of the present fashions were truly ludicrous (Laughter) If H^rry Clay was desirous to abolish sla s^i ?'??r n0t cb*r,,h " ? ?n institution, he could re n^lXP.ffl,?^?n?^^i;, W^Ch wou'1' Prevect th.sabomi nai.le trafflc, and confine slavery to his owu Htate AiM n^tIon hosA 1)01',ion'J'? ? should exercise a sound diserim'l tiTl!nn?i f u* for c.nri.daitee They had nothing . 8 r "n<l " remained lor them to vindicate the cause of Abolitionism, at the ballot box 'u i* their own candidate, Mr. Blrrier Mr. Bsae^a next briefly addressed the meetinr H? hid lately been walking with a slaveholder r"e of lorry was made the subject of conversation, when the* argued thequeation on the broad grouad of moral wronir and the slaveholder by hi. awn arguments Vh"Xm sell. Alter briefly loUowing the ground tak<n by the Pwcedfng speakers, end urging the Secesslty of inviting f inds to push the abolition suits now pending in the U if Sipreme Court, so as to test the question in reUtion to slavery aud the action of the abolitionists the 35aeVe<Sj?gAn0th*r n,"",in* Uk? on Wt'1^ Pereonial Movemen ts. The Hon. James Buchanan addreased a mass meeting of the democracy of Chester and adjoining counties on turday last. David Haydn.Esq , has been appointed Surveyor of the Port of New Orleans, and entered upon the duties of hia office. Mr. P. Hey burn, Esq., Is appointed deputy collector at Natchitoches, Louisiana, vice David Hayden, surveyor of the Port of New Orleans The Hon. Amos Abbott of Andover, hu been nemina ted as the whig candidate for reflection to Congress in the Third District of Maaiachuaetta. The Hon Welcome B Sayle, addressed a large meet lag of Ihe democrats ol Beverly on Friday, and another meeting at Concord on Saturday ?'fcsr'"""""""" th^M? C|l'.nLV?"iyne C01un,'r. Ohio, has forwarded tr pounds 7 * cheuae weighing one hundred Gov. Bouck arrived in qnebec on Tuesdsy last -J.-.formerly clerk of the Massachusetts < ?f ggy1*1*-."" appointed J.idge in the signed On,,l,on PUM'ln ,h* P'ic* of Judge Allen, n , The Journal of the TeanperenceUnlon says,that Fethet 1 Matkew fully mleada to vlaH America tumt summer Common Council* Board oi Ami?'*>.t October I I -The President, Wm LvmuiMJ-, t?q . in the chair. Fourteen members present on cull ot the rou. The minutes of the la.t two meeting* were rea.1 . tuey W The IVthinxItm SfonumciU.- The lollowing communica tion was received lrom his Honor ihe Mayor, wnich atuted hi. objection* to signing tho reaolunona pa?.-ed by tho Common Council to erect a monument m Lnio rquarc to the memory oftha father of our country, Goorg* Waltungton A remon.t. ance against the ?,?Uou?m al.o presented, and buthot which, viz. the veto and te mou.trunce, were laid on the table and ordered to be Mayo.'. VfcTO. Maroa'a OrrnJi, < October 7ih, 184V > To Ihe Honorable Board of Militant Slide' men : UnLiHii. :-l return to your honorable Board m which it originated, a resolution granting erect un the "Washington Monument AMociation, to erect u ediflce or inonumant In Union Square, with ui> o ?J< c i The Washington Monument Asfcociatiou, ?o City Government hag auy knowledge ol it,, 11 ^ a clone corporation, tho directors appom 1 g ...i v successor a, and the City Government having or eonirol over it. acla. It bus been 'nhtltu td. as l unoei H ? .1.01 ... .d.Hc. ol and imn.enae coat; but wnat progrea. ithai??to m?D. taining thia money, or what ita reaaouabl ,JYolnlI,ou are of completing the sum, it. application to k Council doei not say, nor have I any means ol kno*ii g. Kor aught that appear., it* fii.t active movement i:n?y have been thia application to the Con mon 0 * aile, und vie have no assurance that it the application la granted,',theassociationha. the means,or l-lLikelytehave the meunt, ot completing the expensive work whlcn PirZlntUndmonu;ance from owner, of the property .IT Union 8,uar.ha.b,?.t.. :.IU presenting, and very t.uly, that the "? 'quara u now.. very be-uutul ornament to ihe city , tha ? be marred, and the public enjoyment ot it in " it is to be encumbered with heap* ol stone, bucks, an , and other building matan-1., probably lot-an ^d'ttoite, and certainly tor a very long time ; lor it I. to be obierv ?d, that neither i. any intormatiougiven to . Council us to the time which will b?'J 'sd Ul ru construction of the monument, nor ha. the city govern nient any power to deaignate such time ; l ' than probable that if the woik i? commeucedontheM^e proposed, many years will elapse betore ? co^2 .a in the c.iae ot the monument on BuukerHill.tbrwig .ill which, the citizens will be depn- ed ot th? enjoy ? for which the square was laid out aud ,!mbcil1 ? tvrn it .peeuily linlshed, the edifice, (it.i P10!'"""' ' l t aiona bxing lift leet diameter at the base, and MO toet height,) would occupy too large a space in a "lu*r*"' sueii limited proportion.. Its diameier being o..l> i73 leet. Such a mon-ment, to liavo its wt?n.xi. should be erected in the centre of an ample txpant?e, whiere it can be seen and examined, lrom any point ot view, '"-nus costal the Monument i. e?tim?ted at hall a ni ill ion ot dollai. The act incorporating the Associstiwi require. that ftttv thousand dollai" shall actually be provided no .on! tll/wolk l. commenced ; but we have n^mation that even this comparatively smell sum ha. been s The aucceaa ot the Association in ouwiumg Ihe whole amount is very problematical; aud it ?e' ? the City Government should be cautious ot '' 1 mission to commence building in Union 8tj|)y ? ,h y other public ground, without a rea.-onuUle certainly that tho woik will he Qnished. My own opiuioiu l., B"y work so sfl'.cting the condition, and luterteiing with the use ot a public square, ought to be unrter the control ot the City Government, net ol a private Corporation. But a stronger objt ction than any ol the precedingJirr sea from tho taet that Union Square i. in a ?<'nner p vaie property. The whole expense oi taking and 11 out lor the use and enjO) mem ol the pubuc was^orue J the owners ot the surrounding property. * pilous leg, question,ltherefore, whether the City has the right or powurto graut any portion of the lor building purposes. An Implied, it not an tru.t devolve upon the City, to keep the 8qo?e oP^ ,?r ever a..u public ground. It part may be laken lor build ing purjiose.. the whole may be ; and the very design and intent of laying it out and beautUyingit.lor tue adornment cl the City, and the ei joyment ol IU" may be entiiely tru.traied-a design accomplished ^y many years ol l.boi, and at great expense, entitling ^ public .piiltrd citizens who conceived tuid eflicteo it to all the protection tho City Government can^give ttem. It ia a question worthy ol conaideration. whether citizen, may not, and will not appeal to the law tlna grant to the Waahington .Uouument Asaociation and whether the City Government, by not find iueil involved in a protracted aud expcn.ivo "? 8Vu.Qally, 1 am ef opinion that a measure ro deeply at lecting the right', and .o repugnant to the w!,h".1'r parties inte.emd in the property .urrouud ng Union Square, ought i ot to b ? carried into ?rtect w ithout giving ihem ample opportunity to be heard 111 objection thtr , or without sufficient ^ai-uraiices that thr injury they ap ptehend lrom it will not be thrown upon them W hen a trifling aaaeasment ia laid for -lipgmg a well, or la> ng ? few \ aid. ol lliiggixig. due notice ia requilcd to <? gi tiy publication aud otnerwiae; the resolution od iiaaaed both Boards ot the Common (.ouncil in a single night, without previous notice or publication ol any kind, without tl.e report ot a committee, w,th0?L* ?, cient investigation. It seems to me, that in anaffaiiroj such magnitude and importanae, a. mote deliberate ana guarded action would be expedient. It i. with very great regret that I lind njy.elf call d upon to return tbia resolutiou unaigned ll- vering tm gieat name ol Washington, and deeply impressed with a Krutetul aenae ol what lie d d lor his und our countiy, as * citizen, I take a lively intereat In the purpose and pro ceedings <>' the A.aocntlon, and wlllgluiily extend all the aid in my power to it. tfforts ; but as Mayor, my hrst duty i. to the city and the citizen., and thi. duty r* quires me to br vigilant and firm iu seekiug out and opposing whatever may prove injurious to ibeir intereat.;or r>e at tended with a violation ol right, which ahould lU?ld ?acred. JAMbS HAKPr.ll. Pitilionv Referred.?0( Edmund French, resident engi neer, on the Croton aqueduct, asking a aum of *1,300 which had been entrusted to him to pay laborer., but which he was deprived ol by hia valiae id which th.t sum was contained, being atolen while he was on board a steamboat Of Joseph Klynn tor the trai.ater ol atali No 41 Kutton market. Of Morn* Hicks for the tranater ol a .tall in Tompkins market. Ol John S Marshall lor the tran.ler of stall No II Tompkins market-granted W 8 Seara for damage done to hi. property by the blasting of forks corner ol 7th avenue aud 3Sth street Ol ( has A Kllison to be appointed a city guager. Ol Adolphu. W. Goodwin to be appointed a weigher ot anthracite coal Remnnslranrei ?Against a .ewer in Courtlaml atreet Againat a sewer in 9th street Both referred. Invitati?n.?To attend the Mariners' Kemale Indnatnoua Society at the church in Rosevelt a.rect. Accepted. Petition to change the location of the 3d district poll ot the Itith Ward Referred. II,part of the commlttec on ordinances nonconcur ring with the same committee of the Boat do! Alleimen to prohibit the driving or landing ol cattle from the boat., except in the night time. .. .. ... R>ptrti ?In lavorol pitching and grading the Ath live nue lrom 28th to 41d .treeta. To have a well dee|>ened at the corner of 3<th .treet and 10th avenue. , , ? , ,, To have a .ewer constructed in Broome .treet lrom Lauien. to Thompson street. To have the westerly side of Broadway, between ilst en t tWd street*, flag ed. To have a sewer extended in Peailjitreet, ?>atween Kim ?nd Cen re street and forex'r. < ulv. rt.. To pay Robert Emmett, E q. f>*W 01 for fef. in d< lend Ir.g a suit a ain.t the corporation relative to .ewer, in the 6th ave??e. Adverse to the petition of Messrs. A R. Walsh and Hopson for ?xtra|pay lor service, on th j Croton Aqu<duct W?nkfavor of re-piving Kaat Broadway, lrom Market at eet to Pihe itre t. . To flag 7th .treet, from Avenue C to Avenue U. All the above were adopted. Paperi from thr Board of Jildet men ? R< ports in favor of B?ipropriating lor the |nirt>o?e ol creating a school house in the 17th ward. Inf.vorol changing the poll of the 3d District ol the 7th w.rd from 137 Cherry steeet, to No IHO of th? street In favor of compelling the con.igneea ot a boat and barge sunk at the north .ide of Chamber atleet, to remove the same without delay In favor of permitting Mr. 8 H Dougherty, street In spector, to have certain sewer, cleaned by rout'act In favor of extending the pier ou Randall's lilond li In lavor of appointing Samuel H. A dee, a weigboro! anthracite coal In favor of transmitting to Thorn ?? Asr?>all, Ki<| . < on sal at London, a vota ol thanks l?r certain communica tton. received by him and transmitted to the f ommon Cotinril, a* prepareil by the Board lof Health, lor large cities In London?all concurred in. .1 Heport ? In favor of an appropriation of$*<Ki.lo pay the Matron and Assistant Matron of the City Prison, tor salary kr , for the balance ol the year IH44. met with much opposition, and several amendments were offered, but ultimately the report, without amendment, was con CWT*<I in _ ... , Rriuni-In fav*r ot relinfing James Wyatt from Impri sonment, held on a Judgment?referred with powei. to a committee. In favor of appropriating $il?for repairs done to pi?i No. W, B R -Concurred in In favor of building a bulk head nt the end. of Delnncv and Broome street., and deepe'iing tho water, kc , lor the accommodation ol veaael., Coacurred in. ^?if.tmenM-For paving and fl-tgging cettain streets and side walk. Concurred in Al?o, lor tho er?ctionol a pump, kc kr , and the collector appointed. Communication From the Htreet Commissioner com plaining that the ins|>ector f pavements i. inefficient, and asking that he be authorized to appoint special in.pec tors, under certain cironm.tances Referred Keialuliani?Th at Filth .treet from Lewi, street to th< Sulk bead, be regulated and paved. Referred That Eighth .treet from nVi'nneC to Avenne D, h? regulated and paved Re I erred I'o build a shed on th? vacant ground at Washingtoi Market Adopted. The Board then adjourned ('timmiNi Plea., Thi. caurt haa taken a rece..., t?? r 14 His Honor the Vice Chain .lloi,wa? oceupie in haa ring unimportant motions City Intelligent*. Lower Police (MBct ?O t. U-Aiimr'tu Mca uta ? Au affrj) occuntd on board tin bug Francis P. Heck, on Sunday evsuirg, between the colored cook, Samuel Riley, tuid it Spai ish seaman named Jainea l hap pen 10 which the latter waa severely and dangerously slabbed by the former. He ?a> taken to the hospital and is not expected to live. Kiley was aireMed and cemmit tod to ptison to await the result ol the injuries received by the wound. The bloody instrument with which the deed wes indicted, waa loundon the deck ol the vessel. Pusloiring a letter ?>t> kmcaeifio the Seal.? A ser vant girl named .Vary Ai d ."-cheiuieiliorii, waa arieated yesterday on the al>ov? chaigts. it appear* that Jacob Blackw, II, of 141 Front street, sent b letter containing the mim ol fM.tnclOMd in llottur addressed to his daughter, who wu? at hi* sister's residence. The letter waa deliver ed to the servant by ? ton o( Mr. Blackwell, named Ed ward, anil it not being presi nted to the daughter as re quested, the servant girl was *i lasted on the charge of having appropriated the content* to her ow n uie. Superior Cuui t. Before Judge Gakley. Oct. 14?Rujut Story vs. IVa Iter Sutherland.?This wax an actiou ol re, levin brough to recover a portion the i ock >ind flxtur. * ol a retail grocery store, corner if Norfolk and Stan'ou atreet* It appeared that the (tore ?it occ pied by dnu K.lward BK-igh, again t whom a'judgment waa txecuted i lavoroi defendant?iu satis fact on lor which the good* Hi question were levied upon. 1 he plaintiff alleged he had bought the good* on the evening previous to the r h ing it vied upon, and bring* this action to recover Veidict lor pluintiff, $UOO. C. Nagie lor piaintiM ; I'. Allen for deienda t John Jl Moie v* p he I pi, Dodgi 4 Co ? Thii wai an ac tion ol tret pan* lor breach ol uivmint It appeared that in December last the pluinti contracted with i.elendants, who art; dealer* in iron block and other metal*, lor 1480 piece* of block tin, at 14] cen a per |i , tint being unable to pay tor the whole ol it at the limn wished to take one thousand immediately, and the rrniiiiin'ei at a subsequent penod. Defendant refused o comp ete the contract a ve en the instant, ? ud acti u was brought to r-cover. It sp pi ared that hi a day or two ulter the Ar t lefutal the p eln tiff waa ready and offered to pay for the whole anuunt, but the price ha" ng ri*en J J cent*, the offer waa iurther declined. Adjourn* d ever. Circuit Court. Before Judge Kent. Oct 14 ?Frederick Pentx, Piertdtnl of the M'chamci' bunking Jinnnalion ri Cictto H'mifil Horn et all ?1 In* wa.< an action ot assumpsit brought to lecover the amount of a note lor $.'30, dated May 'JH. 1843, male payable in lour months It wua put in for defence that the note was sent to the bank to be discounted, ann that k wa* applied by the bank to the payment ol an amount of rent nue to the Association by the first endorser Verdict for plain tiff, against nil the defendants except two. for (346 B# The Pieiiden' of the 7ih Wat d hank vi Thomai Baton-? This waa an action on a note which was made in older to meet certain objection* in relation to a bankruptcy cau*e Adjourned over. Marinas Court. Before Ju Ige Shern an. Oct 14.?John O Smith v.* B<n naid Mayham and other*. Au action of trover for the recovery of a machine taken from the premises of the plaintiff It appeared that the defendant cume to a barn belonging to plaintiff and under the impression that it belon . ed to a Mr ? oolan, ('against whom they bad an execution ) carried away Mid machine, and sold it lor $3. although it originally coil more t lan $100 Verdict for plaintiff $76. Reed for plaintiff. M. Henry, loi defendant. General Scasloiis. Before Recorder Tallmudge, ond Aldermen Jibe* Wil liam* and Ji.ckson y M. C. Pitkmon, Kmj , Lliatrict Attorney Monday ? Selling Liquor I without l.n tine ? George M. Roth wua put upnit hia trial on an indictmeut 'oi telling liquor* without u licensi, at lOi Broome at. The i iose cution called Mynun Finch, who said he taw Roth sell totnetbii g colored in glasses and bottles,but he could not tell what it was lb my Boodletvan testified to the same ? ffect; and Wrn. Addirgton thought that he had teen something dark ?old, with froth on it. William, Esq., appeared for defence and con tended that no prool ol the communion ot the oflenoe charged had been made out by the proieeution. Af er a tew minute* coniultation, the jury returned a verdict of guilty. Triml vj Thomas H'ateri ?This man, who re?ide* at 71 ('inaa itieet. waa tried on j charge ol grant! larceny, for stealing eight hall eagle* from f'homaa McNamana in Jnly la*t The complainant ti utiti d thut he w tnt to the houae ol Watei*, ami before goii g into a room with a woman, he rave Water* the money to keep, and when he came out, VV atera denied tiiat lie hail received the money. Mr. Mi'lock, tor da! nee, ar,<ue<i tliBt tho delivery of thomori'y #?? a ineretiuat. ai d the denial on the part ol the accused to return it wa* a mere violation oftiutt, un4 could not be made u net. The Court denied the legality of the petition, and decided that a mere tem porary depo*i',of money or goods could not be coimitlrratd a trust anil therefore the accuied mull chow hi* Jc fence The dt fence then called Mai y W ater*, the daugh ter ol accused, who ftated that lewd wemen were not in the habit oi coming into her lather'* hotite to drink or for other ptirj ose* Severn! other w ittiexe* wt re called to whiten the character of Water* and blacken that ol McNamana, which amounted to but little The prose cution then called officer Cochran, Day Police Officer oi the Sixth Ward, who sta'ed that tho hcuui of Watrra wa* the rtfort of ditorderly male* and female*, and waa kept open ax lite a* one, two and three o'clock in the morning. Other witnesses were called, but their teitl tnonv amounted to but little relative to the issue. District Attorney P?t?*<io* in *<immn g up lor prose cution commented with much force and letting upon the attempt ol delence to give Wit'era a character, w hen at the time be wa* not only a keeper ol thi* notoiiou* bro thel, hut that he compelled hi* wile and hix young daughter, who wa* called upon the stand a* a witness to rt main as inmate* of the house and tiear witnes* to hia inUmv and the conduct of the prostitutes that reiorttd to it. Tlie jury retired, and were absent until fix o'clock, when they stated that they could not agree, and were thetelore discharged. Ditorderly //ouse?Daniel Golf wa* tried for keeping * disorderly house in the basement of 31 Water Mreet. Seveial witnesses were called, who 'uatamed the indict ment The defence, conducted by (' W Terhune, E?q calb-d Hugh Bums, w: o teitifled that (Joffdid not nor had not rented the premises charged ai disorderly, hut that James Bond rented the premise* in July lait at the time thi* Indictment wa* found The Ca*e wa* submitted, and the court charged that ifbewa* acting us the agent of any olh.-r person, and the house wa* kept a* disorderly, hu was responsible lor *ttch condnct. '1 he Jury found himguilty, and the court sentenced him to tlie peniten tiary lor lour motithn, and stated that they should con tinue to enforce the law until these nni^ancrs wen' abated. For/tiled Bail ?The following named persons not ap pearing lor tii>l, their hail win, lorftlttd Richard Gil dersleeve, on two indictments lor pa* i g counterfeit note*, and George P<i*t and Joseph Velsor, on one indict ment for the *ame offance. Geoigr Beach and i tulip Hop pel, for koeping di*orderly hotiiei, and Lewi* Rdwards, alias i rapoui, and Henry Arnold, for petit larcenies. Also, Joseph Mahan and Jrhn Baxter, Henry Nevins, Frederick Stevens. Hiram fticord, for keeping disordeily house*, and Kgbert Mil's, lor r>?satilt find battery Caieiof Davit and Stherme horn..?The District Attor ncy stated that the case ol Scbetmerhorn for embeixle ment, and Davis lor allowing Hong to escape, would be tried on Wednesday. Also the case alSylvester Spencer on Friday next. The court then adjourned to this mor ning at 11 o'clock. ? Court Calendar?1Tlala I)sy. Ht rrsio* Court.- H3, M.nft, ?8, a), 90, 9, 8.\ 08, VP, M. Iff, 33 hff. 40, 6, 8, Mi Circuit Court.?9S, 98,99 100, Itra, lfl, JS, 73, BO Horriiii.k.?A number ol N-itiviifii astiemblrd on SaiiiriiHy Httenioon, ?t the corner of Broad and Spring Garden streets lor the purpose ol tiring a salute ol one hundred guns, in honor ol the late uccess ot their ' artv in this county. After about a dozen guns had been Arid, and while two individuals wen ramming home ? charge, a premature explosion took place. Injuring then in j horrible manner One of them, Frederick J Roberta, map publisher, had hi* ridht aim blown tff and waa wounded In the right !? g The other, K M Poster, shoe dealer, No 904 ( allow hill strett, had his left hand blown H and the aim dres.lliilly ihaltertd A boy waa alao in ured the accident, and several other men slightly hurt The two wounded |ier?on? were taken to the f'ei nsylvanla hospital, where Mr Foster had his arm am putated. and was yesterday doing well. Nothing could bedotie for Mr Iteberts, who was laat evening sinking fast, and not expected to live through the niaht. There are various rurn rs as to the cause ol the accident The g?in was an ohl ship cannon, and it was said had beeta sf iked and drilled out Mr. Roberts, we are told, was an ? *(>erieneed gunner having been a member ol the Anil l? i v Corps of Washington Orays lor twenty years Fos ter h*? a wife and lour children, and Roberts a wile and tfvochildreu. P S Roberts died last evening at half past 8 o'cloca.? Philadelphia Timet, Ort 14. The Outragr in Oranor ?This community ?trial the whole county and J<tRfr ought to he in a decided state of excitement on account of Ihs shocking da eds committed in Orange last week upon the two chil dren of Mr, Samuel Benri'sley of that plsce?and wc ba ils ve there would have been such an excitement hod the frets all been known at the time The littl^(irl wa* ten jeara of age. and the boy lour Vol succeeding In hia in famous attempt upon the gi>I, the black monster hung tjiem both np tiy the neck, hoping by their death to e* aa(.e detection; but It appears 'hat he mtiat have changed his mind in ri gard to them, and let them down, 10 that th?y recovered their sense*, and found th?ir way out of the wood* into which they had been carried The uegr* who is sn?|HTte.t, is named Samuel Ovitt. He belong* in Orange, and is row missing The Select men haye offer ed s reward of fw for the monster, wherever he n ay ha. tnd it i* stirp'i'inr their reward has not >et been published?-Afcae W?e#n Palladium, Oct 10. |/mi?itl*A Rtcg.?A few days ago we received t beautiful fatii|ile ot nee. raitied eight miles hack tl Waterproof, in 'he parish of Tensas in this State, and ehich, we are told by good judges, is equal in quality to ?he tawt South Carolina rice. We are glad to see thai ? he planters ef this and the adjoining State of Mississippi, re turning their attention to the raising of other oro ducts ties ides cotton and sugar. There sra plenty ot W torn lands in this State which we hsve no doubt sra ad mlrablv eslculsted tor the growth of rle? snd we .teubt not thiit our planters could ? asdy raise snfllcien* for tioaia rousuiapUoB.?A. O. TVepe, (hi. A.

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