Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 17, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 17, 1848 Page 1
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1 1 T H f fW'? NO. 5219. The Grand Fumy Hall at Fast Pa'ca^nilft, Alabama-The Ai>i>*uraiice of General Taylor and Family. [Correrpondenoo of t. je Mobile Herald ] K*sr Pascaooui.a, Sept. 3, 1818. The 30th. of August. i? bound to be a memorable dar in the hieiory of Kat-t rapraKonln. The create of that itty mu ui uini iiiiii - h'u'iid^ iu ii, nit; eoui oi warm hearts and gallant spirits. will shed a halo of love ud(1 of glory about the' greeu spot " only to be forgotten when the Christian knight ceases to bend in devotion to his Christian lady love. B<auty and valor, hospitality and good w ll gave ibeir impress to tho occasion. The citizen and the soldier, the judge and the lawyer, the merchnut and the clerk, the lover and the laved, the old, the young and the beautiful of the land, came all in the Ire'li iiess of feeling, and here, gathering together, constituted a brilliant cortege, which moved iu military order, to tho music of the heart's best feelings. At 10 o'clock, A M.. came off the military review. The tap of the drum drew from the camp the remnant of that noble band, fresh returned from the battle field, full of hoi.orab'e scars, and full of glory. They passed under the eye of tbeir distinguished general, which, as it ran along the lines, beamed with melancholy joy before a spectacle so imposing, so eloquent of the pest, so replete with deeds of noble daring, and so sad in the memories of thinned ranks. While the heart beat high for the glory of their achievements, the uncenscious tear rolled down the saddened cheek, for there were friends, good and true, gallant flriends, who were not there. rue various evolutions were periormou in a manner indicating the severest military discipline and the ' highest skill. The science of West Point was visible. General Taylor appeared in front of the broken regiments, mounted, nut on " old whitey" this time, but on a horse ; and it was amusirg to see the ''old man of war," with his cap dia?n over his eyes, his bridle reins banging loosely upon the neck of his steed, and one footdangliDg a la Hrgli/te out of the stirrup, the foot apparently in tin abstraction, unconscious of what was taking place, i.ccentricities are said to be peouliar to great men. There stood, too i be gallant Twiggs, the Kteber of the American aimy. his white locks streaming in the breeze, but white not from age, but perhaps from the effects of ''early piety." No man could mistake his military bearing, or fail to be impressed with his air distingue. That tall, robust form; that broad, noble brow; that majestic look spoke him no ordinary man. That same large blue, eje too. which so often flashed, as the eagle's glance, before "the fiery mass of living valor." is capable of the softest expression and intimations. It can caress as well as Intimidate. What say you, ladies .' I must emit, lor the present, notice of the gallant officers present at the review, but of them anon. The review, 1 believe, went off to the satisfaction of Gen. Taylor, and all others. The day was mortal hot Several soldiers fainted in the ranks, and one died from excessive heat. The ball room was decorated in a style the most becoming. and eminently appropriate, it supported a military air. The flags of the several regiments were hung up along the walls, beneath which were stacked muskets in repose Some of theie flags were beautiful. One of raw silk, the execution of a Mexican lady, particularly attracted my attention. Itlooked like tapestry work. But if tbe beauty of this flag was worthy of admiration, with not a thread out, with not a powder stain, what must be said of those tattered and torn, and shot to pieces ? What a contrast in their positions1 The other day, borne by strona arms nhovi* the storm of battle, the insiirnis of war, and the emblem of victory?the associate of bloody conflicts, and the proud memento of the conquering host?now busbed in repose, the silent, yet truthful historians of the Mexican war. There was one particular flag shot into ribbons, at the battle of Cerro Gordo. These colors floated at the head of the regiment led on by the gallant and lamented Major Lea, under Twiggs'division. It had seen service, and no mistake. Fronting the entrance into the ball room, stood the armor of a man, with a helmet, taken from the hall of the Montesumas, and said to be such as was used by Santa Anna's body guards It was a curiosity to some. Americans are not in the habit of looking at auch defences against powder and ball. The room was brilliantly illuminated, and all things invited the entrance of beauty and chivalry, " amidst the sonnd of revelry by night.*' At 10 o'olock, the lamps began ' to shine o'er fair women, and brave men," and two huudred hearts beat happily, amidst the voluptuous swell of the most spirit-stirring music, and " Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell." ' The ball was now fairly opened," and hold your breath, while 1 give you a bird's eye view of the ladies, first in order, of conrse. Well," to begin at the beginning"? iYirr. ub u x ivr, uiybb pmiu. uuu m guou i?3vr>,wna ners dignified and easy, countenance rather stern, but it may be the consequence of military association. Person tall, and commanding?demeanor retiring, with no palpable predilections fer high station ; and judging from appearances, one would suppose the White House oilers no peculiar attractions to Mrs. (Jen. T.. and if her " liege lord" would listen to her sage and well considered counsel, it is not unlikely he would be content to remain as Gen. T. Miss Betty Taylor, dress?rich white muslin?very handsome and becoming, and in character. Miss of the right stature, not too full and not too short?figure round and symmetrical. Her complexion is almost so pure as to seem transparent?face in repose, slightly tinged with a pensive cast?countenance open, and intelligent, and under the magic of one of her sweet smiles, is most bewitching .Manner easy and graceful, motion light and elastic?conversation sprightly and unembarrassed. With much beauty, her strength is that of the htart, and h.-r heroism that of the affections. Such a lady deserves a Hliaa-ful life. Miss W let?in a Greek dress, embroidered skirt, tunic, yellow trowsere?cap of purple velvet, trimmed with gold By ineny Miss W was considered the belle of tbe ball. Her form is exquisitely symmetrical, and showed to grtat advantage in her Greek dress. She moved the "poetry of motion." She dances the polka inimitably, and waltzes most gracefully aod beautifully. "The brilliancy of her eyes, the supferb arch of her eyebrows. her well foimed nose, her teeth as white as p< arl. and the profusion of her sable tresses, which, each arranged in its own little spiral, or twisted curls fell down upon as much of a lovely neck and bosom as a Simarre of the richest Persian silk, exhibiting flowers in their natural colors, embossed upon a purple ground, permitted to be visible. These constituted a combination of loveliness which yielded not to tbe loveliest of tbe maidens who surrounded her." The countenance of Miss \V is peculiarly variable, and glasses, as the feelings ebb or flow, eitbej the sereui y of the soul or the conflicting emotions of the l.i art Miss Rob?le, cf New Orleans,appeared as the morning star, with her head covered with a veil ot white gauze, so thin as to float about her like the misty cloud, from behind w hich ' the star" had just arisen, and such as we nay fancy usually painted around the crown of a seraph. The dress of .vliss R was of rich white satin, over which was a silk eklrt, spangled with eiher stars?long lisle veil, with silver spangled wreath with a brilliant star on the forehead, aHd a silver band around the waist Miss It. Is a star of the first magnitude in the galaxy of beauty: Ob, she doth teach tr.e ton tics to burn bright, Il?r lo-tity bar gs up n tbe cheek ol night. Like a rich Jewel in 1111 Ethinp's uar." Mrs. ?., of Mobile, in a beautiful dress, representing ;be character of Juliana, in the Iioney Moon; and who could have r. presented it more true to life? She was coquetlrh. piquant, and beautiful Mrs. O. wore a most appropriate rir< ?s. and she always dresses with It ihntr, ,i I r ifnl foot, and dolicatoli turned ankle. ornament* ladies never neglect an opportunity to display. Shu is deemed amiable and witty?acknowlrdgi d to be beautiful and attractive She lias made the 1? at of time and time has returned th( compliment, and touched her lightly, and she lookf extremely well wheru-er she goes? " A prct'y soman is a we'eome guest." The Misses Me's, in magnificent oriental costumes two beautiful anl blooming sisters; the elder with I laughing Heb? countenance, the picture of health contentment, and pleasures. .She moved ' In Seauty clad With health in every vein." Her conversatii n discovers guileless purity of thought speech, and action; her face is radiant with expression with a forehead high and broad, the lawful throne o Intellect. The younger sister. Miss B. Mc, is of a person mor slender and tap.r. with that graceful a d easy swee; of outline, which indicates health anil beautiful adap tations. No otie could behold this picture withou contemplating it with pleasure, if not with love. Thes two young ladies looked remsrliably well, and are gr.-a favorites Miss B.'a dress was appropriate to th diameter of Zuleha VllsaM. D?a", of Mobile, appeared es a Perl?dres India muslin, shot with gold, lor.g lisle veil, won gracefully over the in ad. The dress was highly be coming, and the character well sustained Miss M. D poart fcs?s an air end grace by no moans common ; sb dances elegantly, talk* sweetly, and presents in he person a model tit for statuary. My Pi i! < ver woleoma hers ! Sweet us the dc.eri fonnta a's wave To lips Just cuo'd in time to sivc ." Miss S. D- as of Mobile, joui gest sister of Mias M D? aa, stepped forth w th a heart, as buoyant a? aii and a foot as lisht as a fairy, bodice and tunio richl * --- _n?. -11...? I... - .......K iip<i,i in 11 bclllltlfl pvrvvnra wi?.?? ...Vr, .. _ ? fancy blue dreae. Never did lady appear with moi mulling black eyre- -never were glance* more fatal Mia* M . of Mobile dreaa plum white ladlauiui lln. without orniin.cnta of any kind Thla interc-tln lady ia eery much admired ller face, when not lit 11 by conversation, ia penaire, but more pcutivo tha melancholy She la " Rrautifnl aa aw cot. And yonng as foatitl ul, ami (oft av yonng, An <1 gay a* unit, and innocent aa fay." Mia* McK?, of Mobile, dro?aed in a magnified white plaid ratm lit rage, which elegantly hoenme h elaa.aic face--" her attic fori bead, and her i'htdla note '' Ml?a MrK I* i f the iniddln aire perhapa a ahai >ra, hut funned a itli nitieh r nierr, 1'iereing ayi and Jet black bail if great length, tailing iu grace! rtnglit' ever fail ng .f olders and a anow whi b<nn com pi i, l h the vivacity and Inteltigen offi.'ut* which a'? hi. nded a little hatightine and' n- ?h * , >. ry a great deal of ahrewdnei E NE and no small power of biting sarcasm, or huraorou wit. as the mood inclines? "Of her bright face, otic glance will trace a picture on the brain Ami of her voice, in echolr g hearts, a aonr.d must long remain." jonn W, or JMontle inn plain, white. Swim muslin, looped up with large roses. Thin lady in oni of tlie most admired.and most general favorites of thi Saratoga of the South. Iler bright eyes, sunny smiles sweet manners and goodness of heart, charm all tvhi approach her This lovely lady carries with her a light joyous air with something of a humorous expression which seemed to he looking for amusement, and it ; search of the chjeet of a health-producing laugh. * 1 sea lier jet?io fancy deems ; her gi ft unbraided lnir Gleaming. like sunlit lit upon snow, above 1 or forehead fair; lier large blue eyes if changing light, winning the smile whicl piajed In dimpling sweetness, round a mouth expression's self had made And light nlik< of heart end step, i he hi nods on her w ay, Nor dream'd the flowers that round her blouin'd would ever know deca); Sl e lias no winter in her note, hut evermore would sing, [ What darker season had she proved? J of spring, of only spring! Mrs. G. F. F y, of Mobile, in a magnificent Chi" nese costume, which was perfect in itself, but baffles description. It was sent to her from China, as a pre cent, and is perfectly unique Mrs Major H , of the Lotted States army, appeared jib a notice, anil the character was acted to perfection, "Meacure lor measure " She looked as If she felt, "O, it is excellent To fare u giant's strength; but itis tyrannous To Use it ike a giant." This lady, of the highest stature for female mould, walked and looked, with a smile so haughty, yet so sweet, as if there was "In her air, A something whieV bespoke command, As 010 who was a lady in tho land." Mrs. Indiana T., dress, white muslin, splendidly embroidered; bandeau of diamonds round the head and a most superb and odiferous bouquet. This brilliant and ?j.iritvtllt lady attracted much attention. Mrs L? d. of Mobile, was not in fancy costume, but whs most elegantly and gracefully dressed. She is a lady of commanding appearance, dignified in manner, intelligent in conversation, quick in repartee, and one of the most agreeable ladies in the world, when she bus a mind to be Miss B- k, of Miss., made her appearance in a white muslin dress, arranged with taste and neatness. Miss B. is the intimate, and may be the confidential friend of Miss T., and one of the most loveable young ladiesat Paseagoula. " A form so fair, that like the air, 'tis less of earth than heaven, lier vtry tone is music's own, like that of morning birds! And a. Uiething more than melody dwells even in her w, rds; The coii ago ol tier heart are they, and from herlipa each flows, As one may see the burdened bee forth issue from the rose." There were four young ladies from the aristocratic city of Natchez present on this occasion, Miss S , Miss C., and Mi,s . The city could not have been more foitunxts in its d, leiratioo nt tho court of f&Khinn gaity, and amusement*. Mies O?am. of Mobile?drees, plain blue organdie over white satin. Miee G. has a face of peculiar interest, and. to my taste, one of the most pleasing and lovely. It requires no sagacity to discover that " there is a divinity that moves Within her." She is a talented young lady, with " A laughing, bright, and tender grace Si?rkling in beauty round her face!" Miss Fanny J., of Mobile?dress, white satin skirt) with lace over. She looked as fresh as a nymph, emerging from a fountain, and as happy as an inmate of Paradise. She is a sweet girl, of jocund feeling, and the happy man who mates her, will have in store for him joy without alloy I observed that the agreeable son of the ' hero of Buena Vista" was her devoted attendant at the ball. To capture such a prize would eclipse the victories of his honored sire. To call her pretty would be to give but a feeble notion of the many charms, in her as natural " as sweetness to tho flower, or salt to the ocean." Miss H?en came forth in pure white, the kindred emblem of her purity of character and modest loveliness. Judging of the inner, from the outward lady. I should Fay that the heart of her bosom beat with the feelings of a seraph. Mis> A?L?g., of Mobile ; she appeared in a simple white dress, full of the naivete of genius and originality. A mind like hers disdains the trappings of personal ornament. The richest treasure of the immortal essence is the tiara that gives lustre, and beauty, and attraction to this " witty, admired, and accomplished lady." With sparkling wit, playful humor, and. if need be. scathing irony ; she moves the admired of all admirers, and none so proud as not to do her honor. Military laurels are thrown at her feet, and she may he styled the conqueror of the victors. She is the spirit of the esprit dc corps of the military, and their presiding genius. Miss M Mc. in white unadorned. Of all the ladies assembled at the ball, she bad no equai>to intelligenceno peer in the purity of sentiments, and none with the oniho senia .r,r.?UAi.finn ? U?. ..A rniuc ov,uio h|>|;ivvibviuu hi nir jhu, lur cir^nuv auu the refined. She is rich in all the qualities that add dignity to character, education to thought, and beauty to lcmale excellence. Mrs. M.J. Mc. in a dress i uited to the taste of a young matron. She is a lady of becoming sice, and of a figure of admirable mould. Her action is graceful, and I am not sure that I shall be doing injustice to others, if 1 say she was the best waltxer at the ball. She is a lady of much reading, fond of novels and literature, and shines in conversation. Sheisgayin herdisposition. and a little haughty in her nature, and fond of the elite of society, if not by blood, she is by feeling, a patrician in character. There are still a number of ladies whose names and appearance have escaped my recollection, which I am free to confess were for a while in an eclipse. 1 must, therefore, beg their pardon for such an unpardonable confession; aDd in making my farewell bow to them, turn to the officers of the army, with whom I propose to tarry for a short time. General Z. Taylor was present at the ball in undress military, and remained until a seasonable hour. It was not his fault if he did not make himself agreeable to the ladies and gentlemen As well as I oould determine, be bore himself gallantly through the actions and retired under colors dying. Col Bliss. I take it, is not much of a ladies' man. He is but si idem seen in the parlor, and 1 believe, did not honor the ball with his appearance. He is an intellectual looking man. about crossing the meridian of life, attentive to his duties as adjutant, and his correspondence as private secretary. He is as apt and diplomatic in epistolary correspondence as any man in the I country. ana ior nis rmioeni success, nas acquired a ; wtB-dt served reputation. j Honorable mention must be made of Col. Croghan, and Major R. S. Garnett. who hare rendered their j country signal service. To Gen. Twiggs I have already referred in immediate connexion with the ladies, and. as 1 found him in got d company, I hsg to leave him there. Capt.t.auby. adju'unt and inspector general, is a mi nlorious officer, whose merits are only surpassed by h s modesty. He Is tall, and very soldier-like in his carriage and a man of business. Major II W. brooks, aid-de-camp, is a gentleman who would be pointed out in any crowd. His figure is t? 11 fine and commanding, manners a little still, but upon the whole, tatber engaging. He stands well in ! the aimy, as we 1 as among the ladies. I observed an hon< ralile tear upon his face, received iu the late war. | ( ol Henry Wilson. Col. Miles. Major I.amotte, MaI jcr Gaines Miller. Major W. S. llenry, Surgeons Tor! ter. Barbour and Campbell, appeared in full uniform, j and did theagucable. Major llenry was breveted for distinguished and ' gallant conduct at Monterey. As an officer he is eml, nent. end is not without literary reputation I re nit-mln r to have n ud some sprightly articles (O, de L.) 1 iuid to tie tn in his pen i Captain Sibley, of the 2d Dragoons, is a glorious fellow, lie took strong hold upon iny utTectiooa. and ' I shall romt mbi r him with the feelings of a brother as long as I lire He Is an accomplished gentleman, an i < flicer of high merit, and as a man. bis heart is In the right He distinguished himself in Mexico, and ) was the first man to enter the city of I'uebla at the l head of 120 dragoons, three hours in advance of the sdvancing column, und bivouacked with big little column in the heart of a hostile elty. containing a population of thirty thousand Inhabitants; and as his men ' quietly ttaeki d their arras, und lay down to get some natural rest, he ventured off to take a bath, and to ' erjoy the rorrespoding luxury of being rubbed down by a soft band. Captain Sibley is deservedly popular the officers, and stands high in the regards of the ladies. < apt Sibley is a graduate of West Toint. and the institutk n, in conferring an honor upon hira. i, has honored itself. If all the "Cologne gentlemen " it f turns out are of the saui ' stripe, I say, " let them come, and the country will bid them welcome.'' e I.leut Wood is also a graduate of West Point, and a p young officer of superior intelligence, and of rising distinction in the army. He is devoted to his profest slon. and has brought back from Mexico a name thai a will grace the page of history. He hails from thi t " I'alnxtlo State." and, like all South Carolinians a feels a just pride In the State of his nativity. Lieut II K Bpb wait likewise graduated at Woi i, Point, and carries about him the science and the ge i ncral learolDg acquired at that institution, which, ii the language of Lieut Wood, " la the manufactory o i, s< Idler*-and gentb men." Ilia brow, too, la wreathe* n with vlctoiious laurels, acquiied on the battle-field r of Mexico. Lieut. Dee ia not only an acoompllahei ft* ntleman^and a gw d soldier, but he ia the readiest wi and the sprightllest man. of diversified learning to be found anywhere. Amidst Uia other attainment) he ia familiar with the Bible, from Genesis plur . through, and might he taken, in repose, tor a ohaplaii ' in the army. He will be long remembered by th ri writer. y I.ieut. Steel and Surgeon Simmons are worthy c 11 high rommendation for useful and gallant services e i upturn Van Horn displayed himself in gallan style at the hall. But, true to the instinct of his n? ' ture. Le is the gallant soldier, as well in the ball roni H as when lead ng his company Into the city of Mexici P He spoiled an elegantly steel-mounted sword, caj a tun d in personal conflict, on the occasion referred ti lliave hi.d glorious lias been the career of tills your rflicir. aid be wears his honors aa meekly *s If h weie ui.oonscioiis of his arhievementa. i apt a us Granger, Alvord, (familiarly called by li jt fileuilsold Deli) kre nch. King. and Ituggles, have a ,.r been distinguished lor their mentorloua conduct I >n the wai with Mexico. and deserve well of the republt Lieutenants Met on..ell. Lear, Neil, Whistler. June ]n 1 lairiai u and Abbott, have engraven with their on swords a niche in the ti tuple of fame, HI Lieut. Muiford, known as "the Dyron of the army I* has gracefully ei.U|in?d the eg'antine with the la'?r and hi is flu- hoflTr of ohivalry and the pride of a M miring biauly. ia Liet t. Mglb ry, fit hi* gallant con Juct on the t W YC SUNDAY MORNING, i 3 and dth of May, wa^ promt ted, ani his fauie now belong* to history, u Major Hunter ranks deservedly high as an acoomplbbed scholar, a perfect gentloman, and an officer of 3 distinguished merit. 9 Other officers of associated worth were in attend9 ance on this oocasion, performing here, as they did , in Mt xlco, their parts nobly. i At 1 .'a o'clock, supper was announced. The ball contiuued in full blast until about 9% o', clock, when the ladies began to drop off In squads; but i the "Banquet Hall was not deserted." After the ladies had fairly retired, the flow of sentiment commenced with a right hearty good will, and the popping of champagne bottles gave an unmiatakeablu hint of the i action that was soon to follow Soon we were in the midst of fray, and the''dead soldiers," as they fell in rapid successicn. were rolled aside. An incessant fir# f was kept up by some of the choice spirits, who were determined not to abandon the field, bnt "to stick till the last armed foe expired." A bright sun. like "the sun that rose upon the field of Austerlits," looked down at his first dawning upon the "glorious little band," who had disputed every inch of ground, and came off in the triumphs of one of the most glorious victories ever witnessed. It was a victory fit for the , celebration of tbe gods, tbo full force of wlilrh caouot be understood, except by those who shared In the tri1 umph about this time. I fell in the action, and whun I IWOklto consciousness, somo kind hand had borne me off, and as wounded men always call for water, 1 war deposited in tbe bay, and there took water. John Van Huron anil the Kree SolUrs In Pennsylvania. Rcadiwg, Sept. lb 1848. There was a most enthusiastic meeting of the free sellers, in the Market Square, this evening. A platform was erected, withiu the eastern end of the light and airy market house, looking out upon the squure; and as the people were gathered within and on both sides, as well as in front, it was difllcult to estimate their numbers. They amounted to perhaps between four and five thousand. A fine land of musie was in attendance. Colonel Kane, of I%iladelphia, about eight o'clock, nominated Mr. Hood, of Lancaster, to the chair, who said, that as one of the most able champions of the great cause is here to address you, 1 will not detain you; but (taking him by the arm, aad leading him forward) 1 will introduce to you, fellow citizens, the able advocate of free soil, Mr. John Van Buren. ("Three cheers for John Van Buren," "Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!" "That's four"?renewed oheering.) Mr. John Van Burks took a drink of water, and proceeded. Fellow citizens?I have received an invitation from the Executive Committee of the Free Soil State Convention, to address you on this ocoasion; and it gives me great pleasure, to comply with that invitation. In thu condition of the country, and of the parties which divide it, we find much to excite the attention of every free and candid mind. There is much to attract the deliberate consideration of every friend of free soil. The candidate of the Buffalo Convention, (Martin Van Bureu,) and your speaker would he doing injustice ts you and to themselves, if we did not return to the people cf Pennsylvania, as I now do, our most sincere thanks for the confidence and constancy with whioh the people of this great State have supported the free soil candidate ' through the whole of his political life. We remember that, in 1830, Pennsylvania gave him her electoral vote; and that, in 1840, the suffrages of the State were nearly equally divided between him and the eminent man v bo was elected his successor. In 1844 the atate of Pennsylvania instructedher delegates to the Baltimore Convention, pledged in writing, to do all in their power to n'cure his nomination, although he was defeated by the two-thirds rule exacted of the convention by the South. Under all these circumstances to withhold, on an occasion like this, the expression of his grateful thanks, would be to affirm that he is insensible to the plainest sense of gratitude thwt would operate upon the mind cf any citizen. And that, fellow citizens, whioh is due to this great State, is pre-eminently due to the democratic county of Berks. You have sustained him with a zeal, and a unanimity, whioh has given a peculiar position of pride and of power to the inflexible democracy of this ancient county. It is, therefore, with unaffected satisfaction that I appear before you in bis defence, now that he is presented to you again, under circumstances whioh 1 shall describe, and the more especially as he is arraigned as a traitor to freedom and to his party. If the charge is true, then he deserves your condemnation; if it is untrue, then he la entitled to your continuedrespect. 1 shall briefly describe the position and the circumstances underwhich he stands ae the candidate of the free soil party. You are aware that, after the convention of 1844, he announced to the country that his political life was closed. You are aware that, previous to the'late Baltimore Convention, i he was addressed by citizens of this State, the use of his name in the convention, and that He declined it. He adhered to his position. New York had no candidate at Baltimore ; but we had certain notions and principles which, with us, were paramount. If 1 am understood, his will show that the Buffalo candidate bad no personal resentments to gratify?that he had no personal animosities to revenge. Such a charge is unjust to him, as it is a reproach upon the people who have showered so many honors upon him. It was in this condition of things that he stood before the oountry and the Baltimore Convention. What now is the character of this peculiar institution . under whioh one man oan sell another into bondage? That it is immoral and indecent no man will deny. But our fathers, finding it in the States on the adoption of the constitution, while they could not with safety i fleet an immediate remedy, looked early and deliberately to such measures as would soonest alleviate the evil Thev declared their iudizment in the declaration of independence, whioh declares that all men are created equal, and whioh denounces the king of Great Britain, among the other causes for casting off his sovereignty. as having encouraged the slave trade among the States. Your reporter finds that it will be impossible to give Mr. Van liuren to the extent of our notes, and tkat of necessity we must be content with a brief running outline.] The learned speaker next took up the ordinance of 1787. and gave its history as a measure of Mr. Jefferson, the effect of which was that all the territories of the United States, at that time, were declared fiytf? and Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, bafjf grown up into free States under it, as also Wisconsin and Iowa under it and tbe seme principle as applied in the Missouri Compromise. Afd. yet, fellow citizens, slnee that period, nine slave States have coifca into this Union, so that we now ttand fifteen slave States to fifteen free States. We are now precisely at that point, where the question is presented,- shall a majority of the Mates le free or wave States, or shall slavery or 1.11 dt m have a miqntUy in the Senate? That this an important question, no man will dispute. Texas was brought into the Union In the election of Air. 1't Ik. and it was the issue in the convention which nomiiiattd h in. 1 he candidate of she Buffalo Convention then declared bis opposition to the immediate annexation of Texas, and though he had a majority in the convention he was defeated of Its nomination Ub, Vali Iluicn gave the wtll known history of the procei dingr in Congress on the annexation of Texastold bow Mr Tj ler bad adopted the absolute form, and bow rmidciat bulk, as testified to by Mr. Blair and Mr. Liix.had promised to recall Tyler's mcsseuger. and udopt tbe plan of Cel. Benton, to send down Commissionns to buy Texas peaceably of Mexico; and how Air. folk, after getting tbe cabinet appointment which I e aik? d. tailed to redei nt lit.-* pledge with regard to | Texas; and how. instead of that, he inarohed the army I t? tor J us Cbrlfti and brought on the war ] Mr. Van I Hum n elfo dwelt upon the expenses of the war, and 1 the dhtn es it would hare brought upon the exchangee 1 of the country, but for the famine in Kurnpc demand- 1 irg ourexports und enabling im to brlngin large shipments of sptcie. It is due to the people of the conn- { try that tLey ihouid know bow this present question < whs briught upon them, and how the war was | broiigiit upon theui. if the President is responsi- ' ble, it is due to the people that they should know the fiirt. (Applause.) 'J'lie learned speaker next gare 1 he history of Mr Wilmot'e introduction of tne pro- ' ho in < osgie;aod its succesiive st?ges?the history of the proviso in tlie Old Hunker and Barn- ! buimr ( onventior.s in New York, the result at t the Baltimore ('unTention; and, while he exhibited thiit the delegates of Southern States were pledged, ' in no contingency whatever, to support a inan favorable to the proviso, they were admitted; and that tha rii lit ful delegates from New Y?rk. were excluded s-lely becaure they were pledged to the principles, lie shorn d. how Oenerai < ass had changed front on the dinuind of the South, ifow Silas Wright was , sacrificed and appnp<dnatcd by the hunkers be> came In* ptood Imiuoveatily Died for free noil. He pin ?iil how Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Dallas bad I both been b'dders for the good will of the South; , how General Caes liad cut under both of them and got the nomination; anil how. in eonseijtu nre of tampering with the South, neither Mr. p llurliannti nor Mr Dallas. could be derated to the position thry had po unwiaely nought. There had j been no National Convention. It waa a jury packed f by Southern politiciana. There haa been no binding I m unnation upon you. The reault will ahow you bow ? then- conventions are regarded In New York ; and ao 1 will Ohio tell you that the free North ia not to be t prostrated at the footatool of the slave power. Mr i Vim the regular history of the politioa of thie eventful year, next came to review the Ctica Kree ii Soil ( onvetition, the nomination of Martin Van Buren Q ? refusal, at first, to accept, and the endeavors of e the speaker to secure the nomination of Judge Gardiner he papped, then, to the notion of the Buffalo ? < r.tiwahllriii un/l iiidtiflml lh? nf tha no mi nuti<>n made by tbe nominee, that It * aa the only t cnvrae left to him to allow the uae of hi* name to thoie frietida who had atood faithfully by him through n nil Ma political lift* (Applntiae) Tbe whiga hare no) initialed General Taylor. Now, I am a democrat, al* i i a have In e n. and a littla mors ao than arer before 3 (Larghtrr) W Ith General Taylor, the whiga will hare l(? i ncugh to <!o in New York. But he aay* if ha ia a le whig now. ha will not be after ha gate in, (11a ' ha ' Mi ') and thai en n if ha la a whig now. he does not Knew an] thing about whig principle* (tiahaha') ,11 lie waa ncmlnated tbrnngh tbe aame tnfluancea aa n Gem ral < an thn duutande of the South Why did c ihey ret aaide auch ?tateam*n aa (day, Webater, ,Vol.ear. and Gorwtn. unlaaa thay knew that Taylor ear to It (ruated at the friend of the alave-holdera, an tl at tl ay ? ere not to be truatod. (Jan. Taylor aa ? temblar Ma cianr n.erohea tbem to I'hiladelphia. and dai'l, nianda the rouveiilion to aurrendar. (ten. I'ajlor \l neTei rurrc ntlerc ; thay knew that wall rnnugn, ao ilty ritn ndert d at discretion on the fourth i re. th (Homed clearing and laughter) He eoutes-'d IRK 1 SEPTEMBER 17, 1848. I that (ieneral Taylor t.upercrde'1 Henry Clay, because although the latter was the irtnl ( r the party and eminently capable to All the (Dire of President. he had displeased the S?lthern politician* in favoring, to aome extent, the doatrine of free soil In 'als Lexington speech. The Whig Convention repudiated the Wilinot Proviso, with something of disgust. a* it was repndiated at Syracuse. The Secretary of State of Ohio told me that, in offering it to the Whig Convention Jie could only get a heating hy quoting come of Whittier's poetry, and that it was immediately afterwards suDocated. (ien. Taylor was nominated on the sole ground of availability. What is his availability? It is now ninety days since the nomination, and neither Mr. Webster nor Mr. Clay have said they would vote for him Mr. Wfbster has made a great rpeerh upon the nomination, and if it pleases the friends of (Jen Taylor. I am satisfied After u close examination, he says the nomination was not fit to be made ; that it is the first time that a mere military man has been put in nomination for so liigb an ollice . but that, if he discovers that the nomination of (Jen . Taylor was fairly made, ?or if it shall appear that it would be the least of two evils?or If it can be understood that his election doos not bring on a war?or if it appears to promise better results than that of (Jen Cass, why then Mr. Webster will not oppose him., (Great laughter) Now a man must be elected not by those who do not oppose him, but by Ihose who support him. Herein the difficulty. If it takes Mr. Webster ninety days to come to the conclusion that he will not oppose General Taylor, how long will it take him to determine to support him ? (Ila! ha ! ha ') Availability consists in the support of the great heads of a party. It was the immediate assent of Mr. Clay and Mr. Webster that made (Jen. Harrison available at once to the whole party. Itwastho cordial ai sent of Mr. Wright, Mr Benton, Mr. Allen and others, that gave availibility to Mr Polk, and that unity among the party which makes availability available The enthusiasm lorGen Taylor has not yet begun, and the speaker referred to the elections in North Carolina. Indiana and Arkansas. But for or against it, Mr. Webster declares the whig nomination was not fit to be made. These were the circumstances inducing the Buffalo nomination. If the I'resideuoy was a penbion. or a star or a garter, or a N Year's cake, | then 1 grant you tbat Gen. Taylor would get raorn votes than any other man; but it la the great oflioe of self-government? the administration of the civil affairs of a great empire. He Las declared no principle*; he baa accepted as many nomination* as he can stagger under, l'rcm all aorta of parties: and what can we expect of bint T 1 he indefatigable orator next took up the Buffalo platform, and cited ita dootrinea, one by one. We ge, too, for the abolition of slavery, wherover the constitution will reach it. (Cheers.) No more slave territory (Increased cheering.) Uncompromising hostility to the extension of slavery to any territories now free. (Three cheers.) Is not this a platform broad and strong enough for any man to stand upon ? (yea ! yea ! yes !) 1 regret that some diatinguiahedatutesmen should doubt the stability of thiB platform, Mr. Webster says that for thirty years be has stood in steady opposition to the Buffalo candidate. Does not that argue some steadiness on the otberside? (Ha! ha! ha!) He says that if he should now fled himself sitting on the ramo platform with this old opponent, they would laugh in each other's faces. Now, I should say, that afier sitting two jearB with an anti-bank, pro-slavery, anti-tariff I'resident?after sitting two years face to face with John Tyler?he need not be afraid of treachery in any man (Great nproar of laughter.) And if the West India negotiations did not please Mr. Webster, the people approved them in the election of 1836, for the subject was fully laid before them at that time. Gentlemen, there was an unanimity and an enthusiasm at the Buffalo Convention, never, perhaps, seen in this oountry before; and it was upon a question well calculated to call it forth. Mr. Van' Buren then took up a deliberate examination of tho evils of slavery, and its crushing effects upon free white labor; the inequality of slave representation in Congress ? one slaveholder, with five slaves, standing equal to four free white men in the North He spoke of the growing prosperity of the great States which had sprung up out of the ordinance of '87. and contrasted their glory with the decline of old Virginia. Vet these great States were her children. Why, it Is almost as hard to believe that suoh children should come from such a parent as it is to believe that Thomas Jefferson could have such a disciple as Thomas Ritchie. (Ila ha ! ha ! " D n it, but he does lay it on.") But let Virginia alone, and she will go back to her old principles. Now, this question has to be settled at this Presidential election, and it can be done. As for the Union it cannot be dissolved. Mr. Calhoun may go home and prate disunion; but, as Col. Benton says, there are no disunionlsts that could not be defeated by the women and children. But our doctrine is no more extension of slavery -free territory must remain (tee. and if by any act slavery is admitted into California or New Mexico, that act must be repealed. (Three cheers.) The North is fully aroused. We assent to the compromises of the constitution?we will support them; but no more aggressions of slavery. (Cheers ) He argued that the work could be done at this election, and that this was the time to do it. Shall the 31st State in this Union be a slave State or a free State ? ( 'Free! free !") All other great questions have been settled or postponed. This is the question of the day and the age. We have, at least, an equal chance with either of the other candidates. The South is notoriously divided?the North is notoriously areused. Referring to the numerous meetings he bad attended in New Vork, Mr. Van Buren felt certain that the State was good for the Buffalo nominee. (Cheers.) Lewis Cass has no more chance in New Vork than Louis Philippe. (" Ha' ha 1 Hit him again '.") It is perfectly idle to say the Buffalo nomination will defeat Cass. We have a chance for Massachusetts. But Taylor men say we will elect Cass, and the Cass men say we will eleot Taylor; and they both abuse us most unmercifully. It is ungrateful in them to say we are injuring both of them, when we are helping both. (Ha! ha! ha!) But, of course, we don't intend to help either of them. Ohio is about equally divided between her three candidates, and we intend to give Pennsylvania a hard shake Both the party candidates are unsatisfactory. The House of Representatives did as much as could have been expected in their nominations at Baltimore and Philadelphia; but it was not satisfactory, and hence the people called a convention of their own at Buffalo. 1 his free soil movement begins where others end?with the in. as of the people. Call a meeting for Cass, or Taylor, or the old questions tettled|twenty-flve years ago, and you could not keep them together fifteen ndnutes. They could net draw up an assemblage like this. Referring to the Revolution of France, which was effected in five hours, against ail the powers of Louis Philippe, sixty days was enough for the triumph t\f t1i? fr?A toil ntiitfnrm U'hn will sit fhnt In tima seven millions of free men cannot conquer 200 000 slaveholders With an expression of his thanks to the meeting, and a statement in vindication of the position ot the Buffalo candidate, and a reference to the character, services, and political assassination of Silas Wright, as showing that the life of the politician is a life of u- certainty at best, and frequently of disaster and ruin, Mr Van Buren closed with the hope that this State of Franklin and of Penn, this State of Pennsylvania, would stand up with New York, and refuse t<> stsmp the black stain cf human slavery upon the bright biinner of the Union. tGreat cheering. Music ) On motion, the thanks of the meeting were tendered to John Van Buren, for his able and powerful address. (1 hvee cheers.) Or. Ei.Din, of Philadelphia, was then loudly called for. end came forward on demand. He spoke for near two hours on the general question of slavery, with an eloquence that Jp charming to hear on any question; with a fund ofwit and anecdote from a mine which appeared to be inexhaustible, and in a manner that was irresistible. Next to Tom Corwin, we consider him the most effeotlve stump speaker we have ever beard We have a column of notes of his speech, but our time is up for the press. Ho spoke under one continuous fire of laughter and applaus* He was followed by Dr. Knodgrass. of Md.. and it was half-past eleven P.M. when the meeting adjourned. Altogether, we consider this free soli movement as certain, If followed up, to lose Pennsylvania to (Jan. Cass. Religious intelligence. Cai.kroar roil Nkftrmukr.?17. lath Sunday after Trinity ; 20. 22, 23, hmber day* ; 24. 14th Sunday after Trinity. The Her. A. L. Hltzelherger. of Norfolk, Va., wil preach in St. Peter'* church, Barclay street. this half pant 10 o'clock. A collection will bo taken up to aid the Slaters of Mercy in founding their house lor the protection of destitute female*. The second Chamber of Holland have voted that the placet rrgium should be immediately abolished and that Catholic instruction should be left entirely free These are the sole point* in which the Catholio church in Holland has been trammelled by the State. The clergy of the diocese of Spire have addressed a most energetic protest to the king and hi* government gainst the obstaoles that have.iin every way, been thioan by the civil officers in the way of the free discharge of clerical function* in Rhenish Bavaria. In the present posture of political affairs in Germany, it is certain that their protest will reoeive full attention on the par; of the Bavarian government. The usual congregation of the bishops of Belgium, had place at Mechlin the flrst of August. The Late Commander McKenzle. Kditor of the Heralo:? in your notice, yesterday morning, of the lamented death of Commander Alexander Slidell Mo K< nzie of the United States navy, you state that he wait piomoted to a commander through the Intlnenoe nt < onimt dore Perry. This Is ineorreot The influence ot no mm), or set of men, could promote a Lieutenant to comniHt.der, out of hie poorltlon In the ''Register.'' t oiiiUM time McKenxle ?ti promoted to the grade of Commendir. In lBdl, In regular rotation, to All a ?aranry-ai.d in that rank ha* since served as eeeond in command tf the eteamer Mieeouri, Captain of the Sonera ordit ance officer of the navy during the siege of Vera Cruv, and lately In command cf the eteamer MliMtalpi'l Telrgrephlr. Intelligence O' liciily'e Telegraphic Line commenced opt rations between New Oileane and Raton llonge on the 6th iihiaiit. with the following message:? * ,\ r Sliipp, telegrapher at the Raton Kouge office, prerrtitr, hla compliments, and makes his bent bow to >lie gentlemen of the New Orleans newspaper press, mil' gs to Inform them that the O'lteiily Telegraph Hi e le now in operation between the two stations, and s rrsdj for depatrhes, thin day, September 5, at 4 o mock, P. Mi" rl E R A i*w IulcUl|tnM TBIAI. OK .IACOII IIA KK1.KU, KOR TUK MVRDKR OK J PATRICK COOOAN. NM'ONn DAT. t Coubt or O* it ami Tkhmi.a >:h. St-utemBer 15.? Ba- i fore Justice Kdmonds, Aldi rui. n Hatfield and Steven*. ?The llistrict Attorney elated that, to ohviate the necessity of calling rebutting tcstimoney, he would examine another witness. \Vii.i.iam H^hi'i at wan then called and examined by the District Attorney. ? Resided last April in 2id street; knew < JiogHU the deceased; wae at hie house when the blow h am struck, was staudiug inside tbo fash door; raw him struck; saw the man who struck him atrike the blow; he was etiuck with the top end of \ a cart rung; immediately after he struck the blow, he let the club tali on the threshold; witness pinked it up and letit fall again; there wan another man named hoy Ian there; he wan bleeding at the time from another | | blow he tlloylan) got before, and some of his blood fell * I on the club; there was no blood on the club when witness took it up. CroMt-txamiutd-?Was subpoenaed to attend this trial some time in .Mine last; was uot in Court during the examination ot the witnesses; has nut seen the olub since until I taw it in court; has con versed with people about this trial; conversed with people in the house Willi me and with strangers; spoke to Mr. McKeon; wituess was in Coogau's house the day of his death; from two to six o'clock that day; went there to give a return of the men that worked for him the two previous weehs; t'oogan did not deal any liquor out to witness j during the time; saw t'oogan behind his bar during that Lima- liid tint. ?? l?im ilnnl Allf onv li..iwiw> wifnuuu I <Jinnk twa glasses of strong beer; was in C organ's when the dog tight commenced; saw Coogan go out;witness went out and up to where the tight wan; J?nns Cruise and Michael Carrol went out also, and ome other*. whose namei witness does not recollect, might hare gone out,hut does not recolleot; saw several persons there (five or six) with sticks; did not see Golden have a stick. the door in which Coogan stood when he got the blow was open; tbe door was in three parts, tbe middle part where I stood had no shutter on; the part on my right had the shutters on; and the one to my left was open; saw lioylan struck; was standing in the same place, when he was struck, that i was when Coogan was struok; he was standing at the door rather a little outside when he received the blow; I was standing about six or eight inches from Coogan; it might perhaps be more; Coogan when he was struok was standing about the same distance from lioylan; it might be about two minutes before Coogan was struck that Doylan was struck; cannot say whether the man ; that struck Coogan carried away the club or not, but. i In about tire minutes after, witness picked it up; { Coogan was at the time gone up stairs; did not hear I the sound of tbe blow on Boylau's head; saw the blood I pi|uirt as soon us he turned round his bead; the man ! that struck Boylan. struck him with one hand, and j the man that struck Coogan. struok him with both | hands; there was only an interval of about two minutes between the two blows; the person who struok Coogan. after giving the blow, might'have stopped per| baps a minute and u half, and then wiAiess lost sight of him during that time; he remained in the same poI sition as when he gave tbe blow; when the blow was ! given Mrs. Coogan hallooed "murder!" Question ?Did you see the person who struck Coogan J ! raise the stick a second time, to strike any one else' A uswer. ? I did not see him; I was not in a position to l see him raise it high enough. | i U ? Did you foe dim raise ft at all? A.?I could not seo him raise it. Q ?Did you bear Boylan ray that he took the olub from the men who struck Boylan? A.?1 did, but I knew at the time he did not. ? Did you know the man who struck Boylan? A.?1 did not see him Bince that until 1 saw him in the Bowery this week, and recognized him; be waa about Are iett live inches, and about 18 or 19 years of age; he was Felling fish at the time; I did not eay anything to him; does not know Fitzgerald by name; does not recollect to have Been a person whose coat was budij torn; two clubs were here produced, which seemed to bo branches of trees; the witness Identified one as the stick with which Boylan was struck; one of them was about two feet long, and the other about four ft et. 11 ? Were you dividing money for election^purposes that day' A ?No sir. I was not. 'lhe case for the prosecution here closed; and prisoner's counsel stated that as their cross examination indicated the defence they intended to make, and as he and bis colleague would address the jury in summing up the case, they would not now waste the time of the Court by opening the defence. Jamks Suydam, first witness for the defence, sworn and examined.?Knew Coogan, the deceased, well; he done work for, and bought property from witness; saw the occurrence of the 10th April last; was walking up In that direction about six o'clook; saw the prisoner running down 29th street, and three or four chasiDg him; John Klngsley was with witness when we came up; we saw Coogan and a small man fighting; we walked up, and Coogan got the best of It; the man's coat was torn; there was a row at this time in Coogan'a house; Coogan said he would get his gun and shoot the men that were fighting; he started to go in; as he went in saw prisoner on the stoop, with a | i club in His nanti; saw another man, of the name ot | j Golden, standing by him with a stick in hi* hand; saw the prisoner strike, but did not see who; but the moment he struck the blow. Golden raised his stick to strike prisoner; the latter dropped his club, and then ' ran up the street; Golded chased him a little ways up; ' there appeared to be two or three men between Coogan and tbu prisoner, when the blow was struck; the mo- j nient the blow was struck I heard the sound, and said to the man who was with me, that Coogan was struck r a very heavy blow; walked away, and soon after met a man. named Boylan * t| ?Was there time to pick up the club, by which c Coogan was struck, and put in the corner, lrom the ? time you met Beylan. until he go' up ? 1 A.?No; the club now produced is the one which ' Boylan had, atid the one which the prisoner had; the ' prisoner leaned over three men that were between Dim and Coogan; the first man witness met was Boy- 1 Ian; witness asked him was Coogan inuohhurt? he eaid it was not Coogan that was struck, but himself. aDd asked witness to look at what he struck him tBoylan) with, ebowiDg witness the club; witness then saw Coogan standing near the counter, inside; Boylun was struck on the side of the head, and. the blood begin- , ulngtorun freely, the witness took the club in his , lu-nd and desired Boylan to go to the dootor's to get ; bis head dressed, when witness saw that Coogan was . not hurt, he, with Kingsly. went to go home To a Juror.? Boylan had his hat on; Coogan had his , hat on outside, but cannot say if he had it on inside; t did not tee who received the blow, and cannot say t whether he had on a hat or not; there was blood on the club when Boylan had It in his hand; did not know Kltsgerald; the people there were a good deal 1 excited; cannot say whether from the influence of 11- j quor or not; caunot say that ha saw any blow struck , but the one I Cioii-tfamintd by the District Attorney.?Witness ' was walking in the Avenue when he first saw prisoner: ; Vis. tnw him fifTt H L I fiOiraii'H human- toolr rnv utan it I opposite Coogan's house: when I first Haw him, he was fighting, single-handed, with Fitzgerald; was between , thirty and forty feet from where Coogan was fighting, he was fighting, single-handed, with Fitzgerald; it was a fair tight between them; saw Coogan go into his house; , the door was not closed; when the blow was struck , there were a number of persons between myself and , Ccogan; when he got the blow, James Cruise stood ( alongside of me, and so did Mr King-ly; does not re- | member whether I>uncan was there or not; under the , impression that Ccogan was not struck we all walked away; saw sticks in Coogan bar room before Csogan ( ' was struck ' ?You saw prisoner raise the club and heard the , blow, and remarked that Coogan got a bard blow ? A.?Yes. but when lloylau afterwards said it was he bat got the blow, and seeing him bleeding, and seeing | Coogan appearing not to be hurt, I went away under the impression that it was not Coogan that reoeived l the blow To i/ie Court.?When witness met prisoner, he had not the club; the next time witness saw him was on the stoop, he then had it. Jniin Ki!mi.?:t.-la., sworn and examined by prisoner's couusel.? Was in company with Suydam on the ' 4th avenue, on the ltilh April, met a person running down, but cannot rec>gntxe htm as being the prisoner; he was running towards the engine bouse: went towards Coogan's house, saw Coogan awd another man fighting for two or three minutes; understand! the other n an's name was Fitzgerald: they were pulling each other about and striking, Fitzgerald had his coat 1 torn; Coogan went into his bouse after the fight; wit- | ness then turned to were the crowd was about < 'oogau's door; when witness went down, turned his back to Coogan's door, and asked some one how the light bef;an: turned round and saw a young man on the stoop n the act of striking a blow over the heads of some other persons, as if he aimed at some particular person; saw him drop the club and run away: witness then heard Suydam say that Coogan was struck: saw a man on the stoop with the club now produced: his head was bheding, witness asked him if he was struck ' he said be was; did not take notice of any sticks in Coogan's bar. Crotn-rramineii.?There was a number of persons about the door, but the walk was pretty clear: it was a running flgbt between Fitzgerald and Coogan; as soon as I oogan got him awsy from bis his door the flgbt slopped Nxihii* K. BiLi.aso, examlnd. ? Resided in April last in "Jfith street; was on the coroner's jury that sat on the deceased; it was held thd next morning; after thejury rose, 1 went into the yard, and saw a broken hod, when the stick now produced was shown to the iurv. it struck me that it might be the handle of the hod, and that it wan rotted from it; I alao aaw in the | y*rda bianrh. which appeared to be torn from a tree in the jard; the *tick now produced in like the atlrk 1 aaw there. Croo-r rnmined ? la a carpenter; doe* not know the prisoner; 1 aaw no difference between tb??* etieka whtn I aaw them in the yard and when they were aliow ri to the jury Johi? KiTznt'kai.n, examined - K now* the prieoner two year*; lit ard a good character of him; mat him actual time* at prayer meeting To t hr CouitIla? a eon about the age of the prisoner; it ?a? he tliat wae fighting with I'oogan that day M?r* lluu, examined ? Knowa the prieoner; boardad with Mm lor eeten month*; alwaya liehaeed hiinaelf opt Igbt. and a* a young man ought to do; neeer heard tiiy thing ugaiiiet him before thi?; he haa one (iatar here; he driee*a fruit wagon. Jam. Morna know* prieoner; lived in the houae i I wlih hin tri m January to May, aud afterward* lived I I in the aanie neighborhood w'th him; hi* deportment ; w *? aJway* good, he was very quirt and good humor- ] ??a??,. __ i mg L. D. TWO CENTS. < 1, wltneM ner?r heard that he ?u a nv u, of in ciin're company. Ji i.ia Fitzokbald know* prinoner two yearn. Ut?w in Hie neiith borhood of Cooiran'a: wt Haffler at cKi.r^i. that evening, always Raw him '|Uiet and inoffensive Michakl Stark*, examined.? Known tha prisoner two of three years. always knew him to be Tory tuist, ami of good disposition. Tha rase for tha defence was hare closod. except aa to onewitness, wbioh the prisoner's counsel claimed tha right to examine after ha came into court. Dr Walth r*. examined by the court.?Q ? Could the wound be inflicted with the fist ' A.?No, sir. Q.?Could it be inflirted with the short stick ' A.?No, sir <i.? C onld it be inflicted with the long one " A.?I am of opinion It could not The ritisosim'i CoL'wsKi..? Could it be infliotod with a slung shot ? A ?I think not H.?Would not a blow giren by a strong man, with this club, smash in the skull, instead of fracturing it and breaking the skin ' A.?The skull was considerably fractured and bruised in. but there is a reactive iju illty in the scull, and from the extent of the fracture, it must have been a hard blow. John Quiolst, examined by the District Attorney Was at Coogan's on the ltith April ; saw the prisoner go down the avenue towards the engine house ; ha came out with one in his hand ; heard him call out for soma of the boys ; witness followed him to the corner sf 3Ut street ; saw him running to where there were three or four men lighting ; he turned from that crowd and went to Coogan's door; he raised tha cluli with bis two hands and struck with it, saw a man striving to shut the door when he struck ; thera were two men together, and he waR a good bit from them, and he struck as if he intended to hit one of them ; he ran away, and witness followed him with another man. The District Attorney stated ho would close the case here. J a mis (Josiiua, called for the defence ?Knows pris nnur f' r about five months before this transaction ; knew him to be n <(Ul?t, peaceable young man ; never Fair him in any mum The evidence on both sides wns here closed. Th? Court here took a recess until 3 o'clock. KVr.NINO IKXIOS. After the Court had organized, the prisoner's counsel commenced summing up the cause. The theory of defence was, tirst, that the evidence did not show that it was the prisoner who struck the blow that caused Corgan's death ; on the contrary the fair presumption, from the evidence, was, that the wound which caused his deuth must be the effect of some other cause. Secondly, that even if the fact was fully proved it did not amount to more than manslaughter; there was no evidenoe to show a premeditated design on the part of the prisoner, but that it was abundantly proved that if done by him at all it was dene in the height of passion. The District Attorney followed, on the part of the prosecution, and finished his argument about 10 o'clock. The Court then commenced to oharge the jury, and occupied an hour in the delivery. The iury then retired. At about 11 o'clock the jury returned into Court and rendered a verdict of guilty of manslaughter In the necond degree. Sum 1'mr Court, Sept. 10 ? Special Term.?Before Justice Kdmonds?John Noble anil others vs. Samuel E. Trowbridge.?On a motion for judgment, by reason of ibefrivolousness ot an answer put in under the oode, Judge Kdmonds said he would take the papers and consult bis brethren of the district as to the proper practice to be adopted in such caseB, and he now announced the practice to be, that judgment might be ipplied for by reason of frlvolousness of an answer or ilsmurrer, by special motion, on the usual notice preicribed tor special motions, and if the answer or denurrer should be adjudged frivolous, judgment wonid 30 given, as if default for want of an answer. If adudged not to be frivolous, the cause would be put on lie Circuit Calendar in its proper place, and be tried tnd beard in its order. Isabel Whittingham, trustee, ads , Jinn M. fVhitting\am and others.?The trustee, under a marriage settlenent in trust for the wife, and in case of her death, 1 _ tU. I a.. ...? ,?* i.k!l,1ea. I.e.. speotivu of the husband, is bound to make a personal application of the infants'funds, and in doing so has * no right to allow any purt of it to be applied to the uses of the father, and his second wife and their offspring. An allowance to the husband out of his chlldrens' property, for the purpose of carrying out the suit in their names against the trustee, will not be made until the Court is satisfied that it is neoessary to the protection of the rights of the infant. Report of referee referred back. John Milderberger ft. Molt <f- Carey, Stc.?On bill to cmj-.-l an offset of costs, in a suit in equity, against i judgment at law. It will not be allowed, where, before the entry of the decree, the costs had been assigned to k third person. Motion to dissolve injunction granted. Wm. E. Lre and others vt. Lewis Hiershberger.?The iffidavlt for the proceeding supplementary to the execution provided for in section 24U of the code, cannot be n the alternative that the person proceeded against bas property of the judgment debtor, or is indebted to bim. It must be positive to one of the alternatives or to both, and even then it is not a matter of course on mch an affidavit to issue an injunction. To warrant the latter the Court mustx'at least, know or be satisfied 'rom the facts set out in the affidavit that the person o be proceeded against has property of or is indebted o the judgment creditor. Summons under the code efused. Elisha Crosby rt. Edwin It. London.?Where, on an ppiication for a summons under section 249 of the ode, the affidavit does not contain a positive averment >f one or both of the facts on which it can be issued, t must at least set out facts sufficient to satisfy tha llicer that one or both of the alternatives exist; where :hu allegation is that the judgment debtor is entitled to a certain salary, payable monthly, and it Is at tha same time shewn that he Is living in a manner which would be likely to consume it as fast as earned, there la no foundation ftr the proceeding. Summons under the code refused. Si fkbiur Coubt. Sept. 10.?Present the Chief Juslice, Justices Vanderpoel and Sandferd. ? Thomas Ryan and Jinn Ryan vs Edward McJIunell.?Complaint lisniissec. Complainants may proceed de novo, making their complaint returnable at the special instead of tha [eneral term. Colsan vs. Cobb ? Motion for a new trial denied on >laint!ffs,deducting interest allowed by the jury on tha iamages given by the jury that tried the cause, otherrise new t rial granted. osts to abide the event. Orinnell vs Mann ? Judgment for plaintiff. Common Plka?.? Special Term.?Before Judge Ingraiam.?Decision.1.? Simon B. Bernard ads. David M. If. Hi si ?Mfitinn crriintfil fi n niivniunt of nfistn n f 1 n [Uest, and .subxoi|U?nt proceedings. and * 10 costs of notion. Iiaac Covtrl, Jr., et at., vi. Sam'l C. Ellis.?Motion :o isme execution on judgment, after the lapse of tiro bears, denied. Michael Murphy v?. Fitzgerald Titdalr.?Motion ;ranted. Henry Gassi ads. Hrinckner.?Motion granted. Ilmry Clarke, et al , vs. Ureyern llomingues.?Motion {ranted that plaintiff file sueli security irithin twenty lay* after .service of thin order, and in the mean time a)I proceeding" be stayed. aud let the defendant have ine day farther time to plead after audi security shall >ava been filed, and notice for justification allowd, &c. I.ay trail vs. Conk.?Motion granted to substitute lark instead of Tugless. Martin and wife rj. Massy.?Referred totieo. Carpenter to report the facts necessary to enable the curt to give judgment Cadmus, on tstfanl. vs. llaxtnn.?Let judgment be entered for $6U0. IVightman, et a!., vs. Huckley.?Referred to Ales. Clarke and Sam'l Prevost, Keqs. Another referee te be "elects d aa | ro?idedfor under the code. J. M. fiVil i s. J. Kinsman. ? On motion former reference vacated, and cause referred to tVm B Lawrence, Eti|. Before Judge Daly.?Carpenter rt. Sheldon.?The jury rendered verdict in this cause in favor of the plaintiff for J0,37."> damages. Coi bt or Oveb aso Tksmiiskb. Sept. 18.?Before Judge Kdinnnd* aud Aldermen Hatfield and Stevens --flayes and Heftier, the two persons oonvioted at the present term, the one for murder, and the other for manslaughter in the second degree, are to bo brought up on Monday, (to morrow) to reoeire sentence Coibt or Arrr.AL*?Thursday?All the Judge* present. No. 12?Albert P. ilartt rj. Daniel Gardner. JoI* rierfon for appllcau^ D. L. Seymour for appellee. No. 14?Lerinus TVanderhyden and wife r>?. Joel Mallary, et al. 8. Stephens for appellants; Dariil Duel, jr , for respondents. No. 14?The Mohawk and Hudson Railroad Company i t. Jcbn J. Hill, and M. T. Reynold*. For plaintiffs, Rufus W. Peckham. No. 16, wa* oalled near the close of the session V. 8 CeMMi*siori*B's Orru e, S?pt 16 ? Before Ueoige W Morton, E*q.?Chargt of Jittaull and Han try?Jacob Ryerson and Minor Smith, two men residing on Fire Ireland, were arrested yesterday, by - vi.r.h.i smith, under a warrant granted br Mr Commissioner Morton, on the complaint of Alfred II B?d*od, Kaq., a merchant of thia city, for an assault and battery, alleged to be committed by the prilonera. on Mr Benson's three sons It appeared, that complainant haa a house on Fire Island, whioh was occupied during the summer by hia family, and that (.n two different oooaaiona the boys were assaulted by the priaoners On one ooeatlon. the eldest boy waa thrown into the dook by Smith; on the e.cond oooa. tion he assaulted another of them, on another occasion, Kyeraon struck the youngest boy with a Are thoeel; bat it did not appear that he was hurt Two aisaulta were awr.rn against each of them, and they were held to ball for each aeseult, in *100. (l*s?:*AL Sessions, Sept. 10 ?Before the Recorder, Aldermen Smith, and Dodge. ? Trial for Faltr Pro(ewrca.?The trial of Alexander Cox and Kphraim Maynard. charged with the above offence, stands adjourned, ? over to Monday, at llo'olock A.M. Cot'RT C*LrM?s* ro? Mowdav ?Circuit Court. ? 2.1, 24, 2ft, 20, 4ft. 7. *?, 3d. 44, 4ft, 40, 47, 44, 49, 60, ftt, 52, f>:t. .'4 Common fleas.?First Part?7, 17, 31, ST, 47. ftft. ?T 21, 113, 113, 135, 127, 120 133 Seoond Cart?180. 142, 144, 14d. 148, 150, 157 150, 158. 100, If,2 104 24, C*. S 3d, 44, 72, 7$ 93, 1 L 114, It

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