Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 27, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 27, 1848 Page 1
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i *r TV 11 x* *_/. r i; ~ MEETING 0! THE FRIENDS ??F THK HOW. HEIsi TY CLAY, AT Vi fX?\LL Tremendous ftntlmsiasin. Sprcfli of John ill. Halls, of Virginia, tt'Mi others. iVHif i!wc* j\ ini'.'r aim ciiuiumhmji: Hireling ui lilt* irieilUS of Mr cUy was held lar>t evening, at Vuuxhall, in this city. It having been announced that John M. Botts, Esq., ot Richmond, V? , was to address the friends of Mr. Clay, .1 great crowd was assembled, with tlu t expectation, w hich continued to increase as the hour of meeting approached. At eight o'clock the doors of the great saloon were thrown open, and in less than ten minutes afterwaidr, the room (which is said to be capable of containing 2,000 or 2,500 people) was fill'd us lull as an egg, that is to say, there Was not space enough remaining to hold a cat. This dense crowd was kept waiting some little tin.e before the committee and the expected speaker of the evening made their appearance. From tie indications ot imp air nee manifested in the ctpwd, we, in common with others, were led to expect a row, and it seemed to us that the Srealer paitoi the people had come together lor mt pur; ose. liut we did ttiem great injustice, for we must say we never saw a more unanimous, more harmonious, or better conducted meeting. One lieait, one mind, and one leeling, evidently peivuded the entile mass, and that was devoteaness to Henry Clay. Tnere was something to our minds quite melancholy in the contemplation of Roch abortive devotion, us much admiration thrown nwa), and so much love to ro little purpose. Nothing can be wore evident aud plain, that in every whig meeting held in this city toiice the flret inception of the preseut contest, whether by the frisuds of Henry Clay it Gen. 1 aylnr, that lleury Giay is. and aver has been, the object of the choice and affections of the whig party. General fay lor is, perhaps, respected, but Henry Clcy is devotedly beloved by them. The former, therefore. if the whigs aid in his eleotion, will not owe it to their love, and hence the prudence and wisdom of his conduct is very manifest to not selling himself, as it Were in advance, and binding himself to be the teol and inilrunHut of a party which cares so much for another, hut so very little lor him Knr it is evident enough that tho whig party, here in New York at least, do not love Gen Tay lor, though they intend to vote for him. While the expectant crowd was thus waiting for the appearance of Mr fiotts, several names were evoked and treated with cheers or hisses, according to the feelings which the moment inspired. .Among others, the people called for* Graham "then for '-Wick ham," whiehnames as pronounced were greeted with cheers. The names ?f our amiable coreuiporay of the Tribune was then called out and hissed most unmercifully; Indeed, the name of lloracH Greeley, once eo sweet sounding to j the whigi. seemed now to have lost all Its savor?for when it v us uttered la?t night, several voices cried out 'Judas Iscariot," "Judas Gcariot"?an opposition which w::s greeted with shouts of approbation and laughter by the immeuse multitude. We confess we wrcru ;.oir:i what grieved to find our amtubta neighbor thuscruoily handled by hi* </?*andam friends. But at .length, the impatience of the waiting crowd was astuagrd by the announcement that Mr. Bolts liad arrived, and would iuelautly enter the room. A few lmnutea elapsed, and the committee arrived, v.ith the portly frank-looking Virginian In the miort of them. It was striking to behold, in the appearand of Mr Ilotts, how Tery different a fex-huuting joTiiti Virginian looks from a thin, anxious, palefaced trtdtr ot a narrow streeted city. Certainly tho exclusive pursuit of trade and money, as it absorbs all the nun':. to it seems to rwailow up. at the same time, all the juices of the body, and to make quasi mummies of us. jVr. Botts looked like a portly Knglish country ?iuue, i f the olden time, surrounded by a bevy of Jleen brokers and sickly shopkeepers. Oh the nomination of a gentleman of the committee, 'Willis Ilall, fcstl , was railed to the chair and installed by general acclamation and with loud shouts of applause On motion. Mr Benedict Lewis was then appointed .Secretary. The following address and resolutions were then read by the Secretary :? HKTOr.T OF THE EXECUTIVE DEMOCRATIC CLAY WHIG COM vlITTRE. H hen we received from yon, Fellow Citizens, our appointment, We were lulJy prepared lor any dissent which our illustrious chic! might tec lit to nuke, or, in your own langua{0, "we knew how stroi" might lie hi* disinclination to any step, which, under any Cittun : Mictfl, might connect kU name with the {lending po litionl strode?jet neither lie nor any other citizen has the right to W'tunnld, when the c un ry re<iuirea his services in the oroocot I undent of thj United Suites; vvc will oudeavor to secure their, and it we shall fortunately ancesad, we will have |>cr- i forniul cm <iutj?an i will leave to him the performance of his." , W( won d tlie extract from Mr (.'lav's letter as published In the Exfrtts, or the te egraphic letter which appeared i.iu'utianeout y in the Louisville and our own public papers. But a very difleient aspect wis, in our humble Judgment, pot u|poii the faoc of the matter by another letter from him, ad- I dressed to one <1 ourse.vrs, evidently intended for tho dehbera- i tion ot I,is tre nds engaged in lna euuse in ihis eity. His appeal was direct nud personui against the use of his name, bis conclusion* atid reisouing leaviug no alternative. Year committee do not come to you to say that any change of 1 public opinion has operated upon them in tno course the}-nam deliberately resolved in title exigency to pursuo. They had abundant ex idence that yonr nomination would hare swept aside the Longret. i.nal nomitiatioi s of 'iaylorand Oassaa mereoob wrbf, betore 'lio onward and resistless tido of tho psople's ?ill. , It required lienry Clay's 0*11 ha. d to stay the revolution which, in hie bclmli.if permitted by bis silence; nay, ilio ube-ncc of hie and a distinct declare ion tint he would not accept the nomination, would yet t eve rallied the maases, in despite of all the noniit ces then in the field, i'he truth, the broad a id glaring truth, that tho people were up fir lum to the nomination, and even to Uit contest,and beyond tuat too, was mado apparent and could not le denied. The will of the p-oplo as expressed, had been disrepiinitd, and liiat unappeared violation still demanded restitution. It worc'a hoeo abandonuieut of man's reason, and of "right,' in behalf of the successful violators to appeal to a cheated people, to support their available candidate "as a choics of evils." It is the ciror of those who seek to manage the people, that in forgetting h- nt sty they forget that mighty c instituent mass they leave bcliird tlum, whom no sophistry can blind, nor hhiudiahtneniwin, from the onward and 'right' onward path of princip le. Tl o lttti rs of Mr. Clay, so direct and pointed, have, in the cpiuion of your ocniniUtte, l?ft tnem no alternative. The purJkiks of their appoiiitnientwas to form a Clay Electoral Ticket or this oily, nnd toco-operate with the true wnigs of the State, in forming an entire Electoral Ticket. It is natural for mea to dttw strcii,nil from tin so alwut them, and engageJ in the same laueo. ard your Committee, in the ftb.ence of any pmitivo disclaimer fruii onrg Hunt leader, would have been fully sustained. But our most valued iriends in various portions of this and the neighberieg S'ates. declaied that in consequence onlv of Mr. ! Ci.av's cfrt stand, acting in that respect upon those high principles i f private and publiu honor which the ' availa le' candidate hr.s net nt, th fart1 cr prosccutioii of the canvass I would lie a work if dltBoul'y. and probably impiaeticnbl.. We take it that the honor of lloury Clay ia a prieohss jewel to t-noh sue of i is tried and trusty frionds. Who, whin lie appeals in that, behalf, oould lor a moment hesitate as to tl e i urse to lie pursued? Having been subjected to all ths malice which tne ingenuity ot protended regard, or tho manly and open hnti'd of his f es could invent, may we not now express, as reasonable hope, that lie may henceforward ho left to his friends? It is naturally asked, Wlmt are we to do? Mherc are oftentimes com-bgem iei when an armed neutrality is tho course of jirudince . ml of wisdom. It sec as to us manifestly nor course Bow. Where there is no violaiion of prioeiple, and no one of tho irnitcrs advanced pr niinentl twf r u , but on tho oontrary, sv clear w I ;; nomination, mado by fair honorable means, and in obedience to tho voice of tt o p?>ple it s ould he our duty, as Wtllar lie work of honest hearts, to support such a nomination earnestly nud entirely. We pled r nireelvi s unreservedly t# tho support of Hamilton Tisli, sr cti incntly good, honest, and true?recognising in his pur* ptiv: h character; nnd his unsullied public career, a perlect cxen f liiioatlon if democratic Clay whig doctrines and principle. I The sow painful convictions which impelled jour first patriot lc meeting to repudiate the nomination at I'mladelph a, remain without cO; sir. The reseut letter of lien. Taylor, after repented ml Ishotii > efTorts to reconcile the whins to his anomalous and Jiostih- position. In no rospeet, lu our deli < rats-Judgment, changes our I'Ori till toward huo or his retstiuus to the whin party; and tin n slflrn nt on of his willingness to take an antagomstloal nomination establishes f.never Ins untitoe?s to rare Nvn the nominee Cf t no riiilsdelpina Coi vention. None ran more sincerely regn t the degraded position in which our party haa been plsci il than i our committei'. It is natural and proper for those amphih'oup w hiss who leaned so fsr toward aneeia ion as almost to go over to the enems.and at a suh,equunt period, to give a s/tthiicndoiiemcntand a wholesale support to an unnenersary tsar of aggTi Hon,' to euluroea nmiindon made with oxprcs* , Ttferetci' to their own localities and wishes. The hist -ry ; * f the whig l irty is replete with hitter, sie-n, and undying lastons and teachings, whtritrer and whenever availability' or 'expediency" havo lieen 'inked to the de-tlniesof the period. We cannot t dorse " avul'BMlitv"? we eanuot adopt "exp.-di rcy clinch g to the old whig plaf-rm. holding fast tolls eternal principles, and preserving, mitulli- d, its banner, wo look confidently to thefttnte. As neutral , it may jet become its In tlio phases of the contest to Into part; tut meanwhile we won d say to our friends hsrs ml elsewhere : Stand fast? maint in your tllav cluhs and true whig organise! ion*?promote as far as possible, harmony, and incubate mil-u among ourselves: for Ikj as.tired that when ' availability and "earn-dl-ney" shall have gon-i to their last nd flnsl reatliot pli'C, il.c-io .-liull he annthor resistless rally o true whigs In behalf of prli c pie Unsolved, That in the ar ten a'ta limsnt and profound ragtrd?o unfa terlngly manifested for ll-nry lay hy th i po pie, orer, leaping the mschinery of pnri v nmiof munaged nominations?we IIHt I- WW nwcilllin u ... w 11?K t .1. ............. in .... ~ , tha po?plo, and that an niifalt-ling do*?tl?n to " Principle" and i In dcfi-mra of" Wallahilltt " and' Kapodiancy ' will ba 1 fietallied In foto tt o people and bt tin people Herolvtd, Tin' | rftertiiiu 'ho mm* front wo ml hunt only to | trim ? lilp; |iril< ipin t tl i1 wli it pin form, .ml unfurl nn the whin Imtiht r, v i'urn flmi no ploor il rrn to l iroriba on Ita nroad : ami Intninona I Ida the nnma of a candidate, wlioaa itwnrd la and lit* bo*h hta only exami 1st nob n? n to tlia people aa a civilian, and ondorreil t n'v by' availability " Renrh'iil, A? il.a dob'crate tnd oxproaeed conviction of tha (Mililb mind ti nt llrvi \ n.av'a noinit atlon una damnndad by j the (>pm:hai. von a: < k rnr c it nthv?vd nothlnt on earth ' waaaurtr than Ma clou ion b. an unprecedented majirny, lb f,olve(\ Tliut lor tji.renior, wo commend to tlia people of tha Ftetc, Hamilton Fi ll?ilio r u <> a rei olttuontirv wing?hlrnwlf | a doni'i'iath Clay whig, worthy of a I tha hnnora that attach to in'raiity, purity and upiighininia In bin privata life and publia 1 Mfaor. Krrolved, That wo raoomnend to tboVronda of llenry Hlay, Who art Ma Mat.da "Mtfa it h mmMm and ilirou;h ?";orm." to I fold fiat to their Ifliol in >no ano hor to net in nliOonnat 1 Ilia nu n w ho lu pi llliea ? a I. alalit . ml n .t by f? th -an he. i ficvea 'lioao 'o w l in i id i . I .i r . i 'I r it a : <e abltn nn liaadod?taatanl n.i tin i prt i. o ea.and bid 11. n who ran o to i j.nuHilar "Hint lleer- flay i? i r every Oh)." Jlr?.>lvcd, That uie now, lu ciualng our honor nbla t.uat, roayn ! "17* 7%T 771 ... % H, _js??i _i. s .Jii a MORN it to tlii> > olu'o, and other nrgaatutian* ot 'rut vliiiie. tohsntU Mud Imar- wgtble uf determining tor themselves their own pre? nt ami future course. nutud by thre t'-s uninlicenced by the exleutioai nf poser. and ready now acd a all liatt "in hurl ?<fl?ne- at the tuna icevms ninusara*',whlnh, t*ir?.:.r rellhhaes* ha l< in ally the old whig party cf principles to a uian without principle*. The sentiment* of the rarctiug worn very ardently expressed at diflrreat times during the reading of TuiiuuH passages of lh?- abort) address. At the words, l'iYlr. t-lay baa no right to withhold his name tvhou his country requires it," the cheers w-re tremendous. At the words. " your committee has not changed its opinions," the shout* of approbation were pur'eotly Ueuteuiug Another passage of the address, which wan undeistood to ejeprnn* something t > the effect that the tleotioii of Mr flay was now hopeless or impracticable. and the prosecution of his cause unavailing, whs met with manifest dnmlustrations of disappoint meiit and disapprobation Another passage, which bad the word; - to repudiate the I'bila telpliia uoininat'on?to remain without change." were met by a perfect hnrricane and tornado of applause The address and resolutions having been read, wore tlltin nut tn thu vntn hv thn Ahtt.irmiin tinri nnutilrnnualv adopted, by Acclamation The evidences of strong, warm, and affectionate feeling for Mr. Clay, aud disappointment at the course the election has been made to take, in setting aside the name and claims of that illustrious steles man. were too genuine. too ardent uuatrecUd. and spontaneous to be mistaken; nor, on the othtr hand, could such enthusiasm have been assumed by HDy body of men, for it woe loo impulsive, and with it the countenances and the very looks of the people bore testimony to the truth and genuineness of their feelings. We make this rernatk from having heard it suggested that the greater part of the assembled mass weie, or might have been, locofoobs or democrats, designedly urging on and promoting disaffection against lien. Taylor, in order to help on the opposite cause of lien, ( as.-; but on re flection and view of the whole meeting, we are convinced this could not have been the oase; there were too many evidences of spontaniety and genuine feeling Individuals maybe, aud often are, hypocrites; but great masses of men, united in one feeling, and filled, as one man, with one impulse, are, whether it be for good or for evil, always, we believe, sincere aDd in earne-t Mr Botts was now loudly called for, and he came forward, lii-reupou, the excitement, as be stood before the people, hocaino intense. Those who were behind, in places unfavorable for seeing the hero of the night, jumped upon the shoulders of those before them?'* Down, down" "hats off " ' hurrah," " hurrah," with loud, vehement, and enthusiastic cheering for several minutes, kept Mr. Butts standing speechless and astonished before the agitated crowd Then, at that momeut, it was seen what a thing it is to be a famous man ! It matters indeed, ofttimes, very little how that fame originated. There is every probability that, had not Mr Butts been famous for having' once upon a time," slept In the same bed with a future President of the United States, there never would have beenso muchcuriosity.andsogreatan anxiety to get a glimpse at him. " What great events from little cause* flow, ' and what great fame from little things! Who wonid be a great man, when people make them from suoh little materials? When the tumult of applause had for an instant subsided, and then again been renewed with redoubled ardor, and then at last had subsided again, Mr. Botts addressed the people as follows I am utterly incapable of expressing to you, in adequate terms or in words satisfactory to myself, the gratification 1 have felt at the enthusiastic reception you have given to me here this evening. I oame here to this city of New York not with the purpose or with the expectation of addressing an uudience, or even with the expectation of being invited to do so. I came here somewhat as a loafer. ^Laughter.) Tired of the Taylor politioai atmosphere with which I was surrounded, i put myself alloat. without knowing where I should go?where I should stop?or when 1 should return. I sought a purer political a<mo$pbere. and?no doubt you will commend my Bagucity?I havo found it in tho city of New York I was travelling, and as I passed through Philadelphia I slept in a room?(loud laughter at this allusion) ? Captain Tyler was not there. (Renewed laughter.) I did not sleep with Captain Tyler, but slept in a room with the window up without my knowing it, and I took such an unmerciful cold, under which I am new laboring, that it has kept me 1 r?r.,r,.r than I inti.niluil I ??,il.l rw.f hnu^r resist the impression made upon me, though I had refused Irom first to last, on every occasion and under all circumstances, to raise iny voice either in defence of the nomination of General Taylor or against it. I find myself, bowover, unable to resist tne pressure made upon me to declare to you my sentiments. It is most clear and manifest to me, from the great satisfaction yon have manifested with the address, when it rras read before you, that though there may, no doubt, be men of various minds among you yet you are of one mind in reference to the sentiments of that address. Itcmnot be expected, but that there are various sentiments among you, but 1 intend to sprukfor myself, and to speak my own s< niiments. not yours. I think for no man. aud i permit no other man to think for me ( VppUu?c ) tint, as on Ibis occasion, it is the first, and the last, and the only speech I intend to make in this campaigu. 1 hope I shall be listened to patien ly to the last. That my great friend is Henry Clay, (loud cheers.) my great, my ardent, my devoted personal and political friend, and that I prefer bim b-furc all the universe, 1 think it is unnecessary I should t< il you here Ay. sir, if you were to hold out the prospect -the least pro,peot for him, I would go for him, against all the world, convention or no convention, nominatiou or no nomination. Yes. sir. I would go for that man, who is embalmed in the bsarts of all the American people! (ijoud cheers) That man. to whom the people of this country are more indebted than to all the other political men c.f the country. That man, who is ' e founder and builder up of the party to which 1 belong?the man who bus given all its strength, all its vitality, to that party Dut I am not a factious man. and I connect rnyelf with no faotion, whether the object of that faction be to promote the election of Lewis Cass, or of Martin Van fiuren. In the history of this country, we find, after a nomination made by a convention met to represent one of the great parties of the Union, that not only here in the city of New York, but in every place, in every spot throughout the Union, wo find ourselves divided Why is this no? Why are we thus divided .' I do not mean to make a Taylor speech, because there's no Taylor in me; nor do I mean to make an anti-Taylor speech, because I know that resistance is fruitless ; but l desire, since this is to be my first, my last, and my only speech, to indicate and to justify my poritiou; aud in doing this, 1 vindicate and justify yours. (Applause ) 1 ask, then, why do we see this division in our ranks' It is because the nomination made at Philadelphia were made by politicians in Washington, (cries of ' that's it,") without consulting the wishes of the whig party. That nomination was made by men, selfish, designing. artful, and traitorous, who hoped to get the power of the government into their hands by the imbecility of their candidate. (Cheers.) It was a nomination made by a few of the older heads of the whig party, backed by men who were hen-feather politicians, without giving the least regard to the popular voice and wishes of the people, (l.oud cheers.) Yea, sir. there is a story to be told?there is a book to be written in relation to this Philadelphia nomination?not by me, 1 do not deal in writing books-which will show in what manner that nomination was managed and contrived. The managers of that nomination knew well that if they went at once honestly into the convention. Henry Clay was the choice of nine-tenths of the whole whig party throughout the Cnited States.? Therefore, for their purpose, aioe-tenthti of the party ?t-re to be deceived. cheated. and trampled upon by railing the cry against Mr Clay of " availability " I know the parties to this?I know their secret workings; I found it out by eorne leaky vessels among themselves The cry of " Non-availability," was got up against Mr. I lay, whom all preferred ; and It was continued to be urged and pushed oa, until the public should be, by the imposition, cheated and defrauded From the hist. I saw. and was opposed to, it. Well, then, now, 1 yield to no man in my admiration and gratitude for General Taylor, as leader of our armies, as a gallant and successful soldier. (Here a dead silence and mute astonishment, as if of disappointment or disapprobation, in an instant was perceptible in the assembly.) And I am willing to award all praise to him. But does that make bim a statesman * Does that lit him to discbarge the most responsible duties which can be imposed upon mortal man? (Cries of "no, no.") Well, 1 thought" no," too (Here a voloe in the orowd exclaimed, " Did he not say he would run, whether Clay was nominated or not ?" " Tut him out, put him out ") My opposition to General Taylor is not to him as a man ;'l felt no sentiment of opposition to General Taylor as General Taylor, and when ( preferred llenrv Clav ?(here Mr Botts confirmed his assever attops by n vehement o?tb. In which he invoked the Supreme Being) - I preferred him not as a man. bat I imputed upon his nomination, because I thought he showed himself to be a etateeman and a whig If another man'* name hitd been proposed by that Convention, recognizing h'meelf as a whig, pledged as such, and committed to support whig principles, whoever he might have been, I wonld net have declined; I would not have repudiated Lis nomination ; he should have had my support. In what I say I do net mean to express oppositiou to General Tavlor; but I do not mean to sacrifice you for General Taylor. When General Taylor was first approached upon this question and was first asked if he would aooept the nomination, what was his reply? It was this?" I will accept this nomination, but my determination Is that I will not arcrpt it as an exponent of your principles? I will not be a party man? I will not biud myself to any party or clique? I am a whig, but not an ultra whig.'' God knows wbat an ultra whig is Terhaps you may call mean ultra whig (Laughter.) Now. If I was, and he was not. he has no right to expect me to support him lie said he did not recognise the dootrines of any party as bis guide and rule. Now, fellow whigs, if he has made a mistake in the question. Is that his fault or ours * I say it is his. The Kngllah language is plain enough for any man to express his meaning plainly, and If he misleads us, am I to bear the reponsibllity ' (Cries of' no, no ") I say no too (Laughter ) Mr liotts then proceeded to show a contradiction of himself into whioh he said General Taylor had fallen in his letters, where one of them, as he alleged, flatly contradicted the other; but as we were seated behind Mr Butts, we could not catch his remarks on this giave matter Loud sho ts of applause followed this part of Mr Holla's a, rich in the milst of which we <le|.ar,ed, leaving another of our corps to continue our liuralim rf roinsi report of this wonderful oration. 'I be nomination was then made ;?nd General Taylor vs.-ll.e nominee lly what means this wos done, it Is not necessary for me to -ay. rhnt it was d ins fraudulently, 1 beliefs. ( \ppiauae) Thors was a W V V V _JB_ V_. [ING EDITION?WEDN , ptutniM ol lliooey, U w*? gent-raoy ttoitgut, hut Cam | promote wan not maue hjr tianenl r?jrlor. for I eon- i aider hi01 too boueat a man, to <!o any th-n< or tit* I kin'i; but at a Urga meeting of tlr Clay Maud* at Phiimli lphia. it wan Stated hy a rentleinan wrh > had it ' fiotn one of Ilia aotlengueii of lint convent on. that if the DOOjiuatinu of Ucuaral Taylor, and Ahbott rati o, were eeouroii. ha would tiara a -nut la hi* pocket of $11,000 (Applauio- I I'ha nomoit'o a, IiGHnT.r. wen- niada. aud wa w ra called U inntoaocapt lham. \Va refuned to endorra th? nomina'.io a. (Cheem ) Wa waited for air-ml " "alia to sue if (i -n. Taylor would aoorpt the uomluation. hut th-r? wn no iutiuiation. ?bat?rer, from hiui, that ha would accept or rajaet it. (A yoloa--" U? would'ut pay tho pottage " Another yoica II? wanted tanjanoa " I.auyhtHr) At tlia aocaptanoo can., hut it wan not roth a lattar of uccaplauca wa I Hlinuld li 'a to have nru trout any una, notuiualed an tho organ of III. iv V. iff I.oaf ?? I I ' K.w.ra V If li-o a ' - (* r?*j- u.c , > -.w, o .flier HI might have t> cu written to a nom1 nation of the native Amerioau party (Cheer* ) It wn such a letter a? might have been written in reply to a n >m'nutiou at tho meeting where Mr New e a berg was president, or as m ght. could. should, and ougat, to have been written to aDj democratic numination of any principle* color, nection, or eoinplexion (Cheer* ana laughter ) I am speaking Ihia in justifl :ation of the position 'whioh 1 have occupied, and that which you have occupied on this oooaaion Now, we were asked to be huibbed with that letter and there wero some who appeared surprised that we did not at one* give in oui adhesion Kor my own part I telt, when that nomination was made, and Henry Clay wa* aupei'eeded, exactly as I would have felt, had Lieut j Gen Thomas Hart Benton been nominated, in the late Mexican war. to supersede General Taylor in the comiuaud oi the United States army; and the justification of tbe one must rest upon the same principles as tbat of tbe other (Cheers and laughter ) Vet there was no energetic action lakeu by you with reference to it You remained passive; ?ud I doubt very much but you would bavu continued so till now, had it not been for (lie subsequent loiters of Geu. Taylor. After the lapse of some time Gen. Taylor replied to a < democra io a-seuibly in South arolinw. auu accepted of their nomination of hiuiself, as Cresideot. and vlr. 1 W O Butter, as Vice Tresideut. (Ironical cheers.) I Was this conuuct which bee-inn a man who had been ] nominated by the whig party a* their candidate \ (tries of no, us.") If any body was bound by the | nomination of the i'hiiiidelpliia Convention, it wa* ] surely Gen. Taylor: and il he were bound by that j Convention, by what right did he accept tile nomination of those who were opposed to the election of the colleague who was nominated to run with him and who where iu favor of substituting Gen Butler? (Cneers.) I f riiio Vit iK>t hituitivuflndiiiin thorn vaarv ntii?K unw..wli tiH bo subsequently said. in defence or' nig extraordinary conduct tbat hud he b.-eu nominated by 'ho Baltimore Convention. he would have accepted their nomination. (Ironical obeers ) Now, if that was true, in what position does it place tne whig party of this nation ? and if not true, in what position does it (euve our candidate? ( Ypplause ) Some time after this, 1 received a letter from a gentleman >n New York, elating that a great demonstration was about to take place in Vauxball (iardens?the place in which we are assembled this evening. In this letter,strong assurances were expressed an to what you were going to do, and it gave me to believe that if proper exertious were made lor Mr Clay, the election would in all probability, be carried to the House of Representatives In reply to bim. not to you, i sent on a telegraphic despatch, saying. '-All right; go ahead;" for which I have been sufficiently abused, (iod kuows (laughter) The despatch I addressed to the gentleman f out whom I had had the letter ; but the Clay committee got a hold of it and published it without my knowledge or consent. I did not object tr such a proceeding. if It could in any way have promoted the success of Mr. Clay ; but what i did object to was tbat they should have omitted to state that it was not intended for publication. Well, now, with regard to these whig principles. I am the same unadulterated, unswerving, unflinching, and ncver-givo-up whig (tremendous cheers! that I was in 1840 and 1844. Because I have not sponded to the call now made. I have been called, and you have been called, impracticable whigs. (A laugh.) Well now, what is an impracticable whig f ( 'beer-.i If a willing horse be attached to a machine and the machine is not put in motion the fault may not be in the horse, but in the machine (Cheers.) There is some difficulty in defining the pre-ise meaning of impracticability. Mr. Mlse was not an impracticable man, Mr. Lushing was not an impracticable man, even (ieneral Lass himself was not impracticable. Mr. t Buchanan was not impracticable, nor were all the old 1 federalists, who ioined the whiir uartv Thev can throw off their principles as easily as I can throw off 1 niy over coat. It was uothirgbut practicability that induced then) to throw off Clay for General Tayjor. (Obeera ) I long to know by what sophi try or evidence ' I it is maintained that I left the What keeps < a party together ? la is not the adherence of a body of | men to common principle*? (Cheers.) In 1840 I had the honor to address a large number of the citiieoa of j New York, at the Tabernacle, and it would appear from the ecesslon made in 184S. that a large party considered those principles as now obsolete. If that be so. then the party is dissolved. They have gone off from us on the principles of availability (cheers) And yet they tell us that we are impracticable, and have quit them Why I conld not quit those to whom I never belonged (i heers.) If they have deserted their principles, it is they who have quit us, and not we tin in. (Cheers) I say that those principles are not obsolete, but exist in nil their vitality, mid nre worthy of being fought for by every braVv and independent uinn. 'I he honorable gentleman here referred at great length to the tariff and the currency question With regard to the latter he said I nui not tor selecting a man who might be in favor of establishing a bank, but I want a mail who would interpose no constitutional difficulties when the people of the United States .emauded it. (Cheers.) Now. I venture to express an opinion, that, should we ever happen to get an honest and competent man as President, be will consider himself bound to repeal the sub-treasury law. which is an arrant, impracticable, and impudent humbug. (Laugh.) It was never in practical operation for one hour. (A man, who appeared to be the worse of the liquor, here cried out, 'M m a (Hiccup) I'm a demagogue. I'm a democrat.) Alter the confusion consequent on this interruption had subsided, the honorable gentleman proceeded to show how Mr. Walker, the Secretary of the ; Treasury, had violated the lUth section of the law, on the llth of April last, and made himself liable to be sent as a felon to the penetentiary. for giving him (Mr. B.) two checks upon the cashier of the bank of the payment of two claims due by the treasury to one ot bis constituents. He then continued : Well among other principles is that ofinternal improvements. That is another of the obsolete principles, we are told I go for that too. Again. I go for the distribution of the proceeds of the public lands, (otecr* ) I dont doubt that that is an obsolete idea. Way ? liecause I have recorded my vote in favor of It, and be- ! cause the supreme court of the United States hare decided that the proceeds of those lands, are a fund given iu trust to the United States, for the bunellt of all the States, and such the general government has no right to appropriate it for the payment of debts incurleu for carrying on an unrighteous war. (applause.) Therefore it Is that I go for ull those old priuoiples. I mean to light for them so long as I can find any one to stand by me Now this is the condition |ln (which we find ourselves. Thus much I have said in justittoatioc ; , of the Dosltion which I have occupied, and which you have occupied in thin ranva<-? Under these circumstance* it was, that you conceived it to be prudent and wise, to give Mr. Clay an independent nomination, (applauae.) Kor not coming heartily into the aupport of General Taylor, the friend* of Mr. Clay, even the noble old atag himself, have been denounced and reviled by thoee who in their hypoeriay pretended to be hi* friend*. He bad not endorsed the nomination of I General Taylor ; he ha* not. nnd he will not. (Ap- 1 plauae long and loud.) I do not aay thia for the pur- 1 pare of exciting dissatisfaction for General Taylor. I state it in justification of Henry Clay. (Applauae) 1 aay more than that 1 aay if >lr Clay had done it under the circumstance*, he would have forfeited all my personal respect (Good) And why ? Because he was dissatisfied with being defeated himself? No. Mr. Clay to my kuowledge was dragged from his retirement at Ashiund. and forced to consent to his nomination by the Philadelphia Convention, by the very men who betrayed him. He was forced by persuasion and argument, for the purpose of saving the whig party, to leave his retirement, and allow his name to go before the convention by the very men who betrayed him afterwards lias Henry Clay complained ? He has not He has borne it with the dignity belonging to the man. But ! I say, when you ask him, who has been laboring for forty years in holding up a sytem of measures by which the government should be oonduoted, when you him in nHtru the nomination of a man who has not committed himseir to those principle* you uk too much. (Applause.) That Mr Clay will rot e for Gen Taylor, I think I* probable?, certain, hut how can be endorse a* a whig a gentleman who tells us he is a whig but who will not take the principles of the party as his rule of action' Well, I must aay. in my own justification, that what General Taylor meant In saving he was not an ultra-whig, was as much as to say that he would not be a pirate or a land robber, for no one asked him to be either. (Applause) ? Well, when I entered on this digression, I was speaking of the course which the friends of General Taylor took. They have abused us in every possible shape. Men who never were but hangers on to the many Instances the office holders under Tyler, bare abused us as well as men who sought office under Mr Polk, and glorified the Mexican war to obtain it, (applause, and three groans for Webb-boo, beo, boo.) have abused us. (Boo.) I don't mention " V,.. , n ... .knlltll >. ..II.. Ih.J. .t tack*.' Why the only proper way to treat th?m. in i with contempt Let u? a it a* beoomea o? a* whig*? j a* patriot* noted?determined, at all hazard*, ami under all clroumatanoea, to do what we may re 1 pard aa the beat for the common Interest* ?f the country ( tpplauee ) Now I am free to repeat. j after all 1 hare aald that if yon can abow me now. or up to the day of election, that there la any potethMlty of aecurlnit tba aerrloes of vlr. Clay, I am with you. (I'rolonged applauae ) In that case. | am with you. heart and roul, mind and body ; and if I ahould sacrifice myself in doing it which I am told I would do. I am willing to mukn the sacrifice ( \p plauae ) If I were to aacrlflee the lntere t- ..f my e mntiy. aa other* hare done, to promote my in liri tu ?diauceinent my oonatltnent* would hare a right t> cotopleln ; hut it I am willing t.o *acnflo'> myself f> mj coin try no one has a i -ht to munp. tin lie i< tellirh office. e?'klug po'jlIcien who wm noinoiaiii >< any man who trill h'm- If for th* mt?r*rtt I i'L K f . HIL ESDA V, SKPTEMBKI i i . >il. jy t . p turf ) \t eli, now I no uu to p n of try rerr.iirk- th?t I ? a afr?id will n >t, suit the tut of a port'on of this audien :e ; but, mirk m>. I t >1 you alien I Mimtiii DCi <1 that I intended to make in own speech end not yniirt VII ri^ht. -it" a'lead. l.atiRhter ) Now, I Imve told yon that if you nhoar m oy prospect of nn'own for Hr (Jluy that I am will y ou. ami aui willing to eaiirillue u>yadif on Iht altar o my oountry. (Applause) V'oica.?Then vote for Clay. Tilt-re in apro* >j ue-tiou u >.v agitating this Union from i he i-elil re to tile ciroiimfere'ioe, Doe* e u , .11 11 tbifca thai h- km it'll can settle that (juo-ttiuu h uh luetorily ? Does any one believe thai lirtui Vai Huron bus so much of the couftdonce of the oeuutr] as to ioduoe tin t? believe tnat he cau Mettle it ? ( No no!') lioiHaiiy inan believe that (J-uortl Tayloi bar? (" No-no-no-uo-o-o-o !" "Yet, yon!'') Why the divisions auiouir yoiirnelvet prove he ban net Tie division* here (u Ne.v 1 ork prove it Well whc can t tt.i i h ai. Voioka.?Henry Olav. Henry fllay, can. That 1m a reason thai I u u willing to Maorirtne mysell for In ui. Now permit me to say. that oa I ho subject ol the tv iluiot provl-o I look upon it us almost at (treat a bumbun as tb~ Su'>-treasury. I th'nk the people of both the North anil he Soui h lake tuo important a view of <t I thiuh that of the North are wroog in resisting the ? -irunuu UI nu.,r, J u J 'u uttpiui ?,u nun It nUHllNIlOU Why? Because by extension you don't increase It. (Hisses null murmurs ' Order, order, gentlemen !") The chains of the bondsman are as grating to his liuibs In a territory as in a State. (Voice- I'nat is Cass's doctrine!") 1 don't oare whoso doctrine it is if it is nouud. I say that slavery in Mew Mexico or California is no worse than slavery in Virginia or South Carolina. Kxten*iou of sluvcry is not increase of slavery. (Hisses aud partial applause.) Voick ? We dou't waut such sweetmeats here. 1 sa.v in raj opinion the Noith is wrong inits opinion on tbia subject I say th* more you extend it the more you weaken the institution of slavery. (Hisses ) Aud iheretore. it is, I say it as a Southern oua, that I would not give a snap of uiy flug.irfor the extension of slavery. If you will let slavery as it is. 1 shall hesaliriied. I don't know any great object to be attained by the South in the extension of slavery. 1 am a Southern man, and I look nu Ibis qiiestiou as one of political |io?r'. and that alone, aud. as a question of political power,-I go witb the South, where I belong ? [Hisses] lam not a Southern man with Northern principles, nor a Northern in in with Southern principles I um a Southern man with national principles. Ail I nieau to say tu this subject is. that 1 look on the Wiluiot pre vise as a new question o: political power to which too much importance is attached by both the North and the South You attach too much importance to It. acd as the queHiou la to be settled. I be lieve Mr Clay is the oniy man that can settle it, and for t hat rsasuu I am williug to sacrifice myself to secure hie services for the country. (Voios: ? We are.] No, I ?Hy,you can't. Now. if your state convention, whioli rocentlv endorsed the nomination of (leneral Taylor hud taken up the aomiuatioaof Mr. Clay, which was made here, you could hare accomplished it, but it did not. 1 could have told you from the heginuiug, that Mr. Clay would not accept any nomination; and, for luy own part, 1 am free to say. we should pay uo retard to any letter that Mr. Clay has written. If the people feat that a wrong has beeu perpetrated in l'hiiaJrlphia, I say it is their right to correct that wrong, id spite of Mr. Clay's preferences. I would pay no regard to Mr. Clay's letters, it I thought it would accomplish the object?(applause) ? but when your State canvention endorsed the nomination of General Tayor. it would be madness to continue Mr. Clay's nomination beloie the country any longer (N'o ! no ! no I no I nonsense !) What f-iend of Mr. Cloy Is there who desirea to see him nnuiiuuted before the world, ind have here got but thirty or forty shows iml votes? I say. therefore, that in my judgment, the friends of Mr. Clay ought to consider lis name withdrawn from the ranvass (No, no, no.) Well, you may do as you choose. There are three lames prereuted to us, General Cass, General Taylor, mil Mr. Van Buren. Mr. Van Huron ive have tried ind found wanting (Applause.) Lewis Cass we can't try. 1 have h?unl friends of Mr. Clay reason ii this way. " Well, if we can't get Mr. Clay, wo will ake General Cass.Well, I think they are wrong. We can't take either of them, and whom am I to ;ake ? Voices?Mr. Clsy, Henry Clay, Henry Clay. I migbit choose riot to vote at all. Voices?That Is right. No that in not right. I Raid I might choose to do so. ind 1 would choose to do so, except that my rote withheld from General Taylor is a vote for General ('ass. Disturbance and commoilon, nud a disinclination to listen. Well, all I have to say is this, that you may do as you choose. 1 ou are evidently very independent, and I dare say, very obstinate (Laughter ) Hut. as I prefer the chances of a good government to the certainty of a bad one, I shall give my vote, as between those there, to Xachary Taylor. If a thunderbolt had been launched, fresh from the bands of Jove, into this assembly, it could not have treated a greater excitation, than the last remark of llr. Butts did. Such a hooting, and hissing, and icreamiDg, we never heard before at auy meeting Our 'eporter will attempt to describe the sceue. "Boh, boh," "Roo, roo," "Three cheers for Henry "lay," "Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah," "Three cheers lor J'neral Taylor." "Hursah,'' "Bah " ''Roo," -'Hurrah." His-s s-s-s-s-s," -'Bah," "Boo,"-Roo " (Botts standng up and confused ) "Bah, bah. baa," "Itoo, roo, oo,"- Hurrah.'1 "Clap, clap, clap," "Boo, boo."-'Put lim out. out with him " Mr Botts attempts to speak, but it is no go. At this point a gentleman immediately behind Mr. Botts. and loublless one of thore who wanted him to speak, proposed three cheers lor Henry Clay.? 'Hurrah! Hurrah ! Hurrah !" Hats, canes, handkerchiefs, &c , in requisition, and Mr. Botts took a swallow of a brandy rock-tail. " Order! Order!"?" Bah!"?" Order!" ? 'Boo! Roo!"?"Order! Order!"?and a rush toa stand shere the banner with a portrait of Mr. Clay was ilaced. Mr uous? uentiemen, i imvo mo nnor?juraer. orler!) and I call you to oider. ( Order, order!"? Tlree obeers for Gen. Taylor!"?"Bah!"?"Throe 'or Henry Clay !"?"Hurrah ! Hurrah!' Hurrah ! !j" The bauner if brought to the front of the platform tmid the most vehement applause, and waved to and ro over Mr Bott'e head. " Three cheers for Harry of he West," "Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah'" "Three nore." "Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!" Confusion, shich lasted for several minutes. Mr Butts takes another draught from the brandy lock-tail, after stirring the sugar and looking aroand lim. Dei.afirld Smith jumps up and says? Gentlemen, I sail you to order; I say, gentlemen. I call you to order. [" Order," "order." "order" "But him out,') ? gentlemen, I appeal to you whether, as we have given in invitation to the distinguished Virginian toadJress you. we should not hear his sentiments with reipectlul attention ("Good!" "good!") The appeal had the desired effect, and Mr. Botts after finishing his cock tail, continued as fallows Gentlemen. I have been invited here this jvening to express my opinion and I told you when I lominenced, that I intended to make my own speeoh, mil not yours; and to deolare my own sentiments, which 1 intoiuied you. might not be acceptable to all present. I did not tell you that I would make a speech that would please every one. Have I not swallowed the Taylor pill with a wry face enough ' Voick.?Then don't give it to us. ("Good ; that's it.") Mr Botts.?Did you ever see a child take physic wor>e 1 took this Taylor pill ? Voicib.?Yes, and we've seen them "spew'' It up, too. ( Good ; capital and a perfect uproar of aughter and applauee ) Mr Botti.? Well. I paid I would vote for General Taylor, but not at tbe dictat on of my own judgment, and for tbe purpose of keeping out a worse man. Mr. Botta berc concluded, and sat down. IIoracb Ghkki.v. K?i| . being loudly called for, here same forward nund mm h cheering, and cries - go it fur Clay." lie said he dil not propose to apeak at any i ngtb to tbe present meeting at ho late an hour ; but in the subject of Kree Territory, much had bee a said 3y his distinguished Southern friend who had precel> <1 In in and that it was a matter solely having elirenco to polilieal power lie would Hay to hllil [Mr G.) it was amren (|'iesi|on of moral than political power (cheering) lie did not ineau to enter into lie .(Ueftinn. as to whether extending slavery would aeaken or increase it ; hut iu reply to hie friend from t'lrgin a. he would nay. that if its extension Into I'eiritorieH wan not connidered by tbe South, an 5 vii. in imm Kcrp IV ini-m-lLiiuu c nr?i i um ? mi<i iii ?fluid feel satisfied (Hear ) Bat *1 to it* extension nto DHtiuiit.1 territory, theie be was reeposible for It, ind he would not conwnt to become responsible.? [Cheers.) Therefore he would coutead for it that the South had no right to aek of theui to extend law* b'onging to the V Dion at large, over which they could lairn no control (Cheer* | It waa not In the power if the government to establish slavery anywhere over hi* llnton | Vehenmnt and prolonged cheering j l'he dreugth ot slavery lu Virginia. Maryland, and eleevheie in the South, consisted altogether in the faolliie* they enjoyed for elave breeding and trading in davery. [Cheer*] If thl* wa* confined to the elare State* alone?If alarery could not be taken out ot ;bo*e State*? it would he dead befere forty year* The South, be contended, bad no right to do anythihg for ihe puipoee of keeping alarery alive, a* far a* the general law* of the eountry were In question ; and he protested against appropriating any part of the national territory for the national uae. | Immense applause ] He ro*e merely to reply to this particular part of the ipeecb delivered by his friend from Virginia, who had preceded him. and would not further detain then ? CheeriDg. amid cries of Seng song, ' and " Three sheer* for Henry Clay," crtea for Dudley Selden," Robinson. Smith, and also renewedorte* of, song long?Mlokle?Miokle ] Mr Wm-mam (i Micki.k, hereupon name forward nnd sang a song, in which he waa joined In chorus by the entire meeting being one of hi* own composition there were loud call* of --adj 019*1," three cheers for 11._ >i anil mill unnn the chairman to address the meeting. The hereupon ee.tne forward and *ald. the) at tho late hour to whioh t'ney had becu tl-ci\>n?-<l hwould not tre*pn*a upon thein by any lengthened observation* He would merely any that hi* *?ntitn-niuttered upon a former occasion. remained unchanged (Vociferous and prolnuged cheering, ainni loud oneof ''( lay." "Clay," ' nine cheei.?fir Clay.") H ould r? main uitrhaoged (.ifieere, anu criua of "mat'the ticket.' ) hut a* vir Clay hid r*q-in*ted his friend* not 'o u*e hi* nam", he would be mient In aeaolvtoa be would any tha< a* Mr. Clay badcouiu HERA t 27, 1848. r. I <> Hi ? ??? I?<r??ili?i?t i ? ii . fm l ?r mi - w m|i| tleel i on a i y :m further agency i n the [Ilrlfiof " No."' n r." 4 anil oheera | Toe chairman here withdrew ami 1 y much oonfiialon, an I erlea nf' ''lay " < lint ui i n? r " chntrnrnn." ' ux liare i? whig Candida'when i iiiunh cheering auiid alternate call* for Clay an l li Taylor prevailed, f , AFTICR MKKTTVO. Mr. Bkmkihi t Licwis, Jr. wan hereupon urnnl mt?'l rbiiirinan, am! J ronlfiiruu > chtnriug, an I ru newel i cries nf "Clay." "Clay," 1 raylor." ' Taylor.'' ? and ni^onrn Several hereupon ru*h?l forward to the etanil rhoutimr louilly, lilatily and boisterously t ir t Clay; upon which, the Taylor see tern, who wore erif ileiiilyin aiuinority. again name forward and d-mian-d ! ed an mljourriuient. A young man whose name wn " coul d Dot leant either from liimnelf or any onn el*e, i near the reporter's desk, here eaine forward and pre* poxed the following preamble and roaol atiou : > WliMrruH, the committee of nice appointed on the 7th ln??., ] hv the i liaiminri of the meeting held cm Ihit i-venltir, have re. eiriiuil their truet, and wlieiv.t* ?n are determined to vote for 111 l ) , ,n.l I.;... ?nW- rhn.fM. lii'h'.lveil. Unit the Democratic ijlay Whig General Committee be tmpowetcd to present a I lay electoral ticket totlie (lectorJ of till* Suite. The resolution wan not seconded, anil a trnujendous effort was made by the Clayiten to hare it passed, which i wan on sturdily opposed by lho Taylorit-s. [ -.Vine cheers for Clay " " Nine for Taylor.'' Thn-o cheers for flotta' "Throe for Oreoley" " Three for Seldon ''J The meeting hereupon adjourned, several of the wblgs having expressed themselves determined to rail together a regular whig meeting, and stand by their principle* at any hazard, before the presidential cloc tion would be decided. i . Political Intelligence. i PINNSt LVANIA. Congressional |Nosiinations ?The whigs of the I 12th district have nominated Henry N. Traoy. In 1 tbe20'h district, Johu Clark iathe nominee of thn free 1 soil party, ns is also D. Maclaughlin In the 21th. In the 10th distriot, the whig* hare nominated Karl ' Wheeler. John Clark is the free soil candidate in ( Beaver county. Mauor F. Bowman Ir the third candi- 1 date of the locofoco party in the llth district J ma He a cur setts* 1 George S. Boutwoll. of ilroton. has been nominated 1 for Congress by the democrats of the third Congressional distriot 1 new york. Judge Houehoom's Letter on Van Birkn ani> : Free Soil..?Judge Hogeboon has written a letter dated Hudson. Sept. 22, explaining his position, and the reasons for his supporting Cass and Butler He appears to go lor the Baltimore nominees. bec ause they were regularly presented by the convention. He alludes in mild terms to the marked favors heretofore received by Mr. Van Buren at the hands of the demo uri&iiu pwi by, Friends or Mr. Clay out tor Gkm. Tavi.or.?Nineteen Clay men at Albany, who were oppoted to the nomination of Taylor, and who were officers of the 1 late Clay meeting in that city, bare now oomc out in 1 favor of Old Zack The last letters of Oeu. Taylor , and the sage of Ashland have wrought the change VIRGINIA. 6 Mr. Rives on General Tavi.or.?Mr. Hires addressed the nough and Ready Club at Kiobmond, Va , on the 20th Inst. He applauded Gen Taylor in high teruis, and gave hint the benefit of a very favorable comparison, as opposed to Mr. Cass. oti to. ' Colored Convention.?The Ohle delegation attending the National Convention of colored freemen at Cleveland, have Tecommended th-> assembling of a State Convention at Columbus, so. te time in January i next. OEOROIA. I Hon. Alfred Cutiiiiert, of Georgia, it is said, has taken the stump for Cans and Butler For years past he has been in a state of political retirement, bat the great importance of the crisis has called him out. LETTER FROM J. C. CALHOUN. We learn (says the Hamburgh Republican.) that an important letter ha^ been received by one of our citizens from this distinguished Senator. We know not i if it be of a confidential character, but presume It is not, as we have heard several persons speak of the contents, ub kuviug important beatings on political topics. City Intelligence. The Weather ? The wea'hsr, yesterday, was quite pleasant, until nearly 'he close of the day. It then I became quite cool, which continued to increase until me air was (jinn- oiiiu. um appearance m urn say iu- , dicutfd fair weather. and it is probable it will be cool j ' lor rom? days to come. The Hackmen at tiie Boats?Much has boon j 5 said, and many complains Lave been made, of the | J rude conduct of the hackiuca, who attend the arrival , of the boats, landing their passengers at the piers on the 1 r Kant river, and it it* probable there has been just cause | for complaint. But at the lauding places of the At- j t is impossible to conceive of their outrageous conduct. It has been said that they were not ) allowed to leave their boxes; but so tar from that, they i rush upon the boat. and. in the most uncouth man- 1 per. d maud of the pa-sengcrs if they want a carriage, j If answered negatively, touy are Insulting in their l language, and ladies dare not think of u.ting foot ( ! vpon the pier for fear of their insults Now, this mat- ? ter could easily be corrected, and il is a shame that t It has not been done long ago. fu the third ward, where at the foot of every street, there are constantly I t boats arriving, there is but one policeman of the ward | h ; detailed to attend to that businus. and four more front ether wards, who, of course, do not feel such an a inti rest in preserving good order as if appointed in the / ward To every hack there are some four or fl ve runners, who, of lute, have b.ien licensed by the corporation; n and these fellows because of their license, presume to do as they please, aud there is not the slightest atten- j tiou paid to their di-ordcrly conduct Whether the j duty belongs to the Mayor, Chief of Police, or I'aptaln of the ward, it is high time something should be done, that passengers may pass from the boats without hav- < ing their valises snatched from them, and insulted if I I they dare remonstrate against It. I A Nuisance.?The Inhabitants of liammersly street, ' in the vicinity of Hudson street, complain loudly of a ' brothel, in their midst. It is said to be a house of ill ' repute, and not unknowu to the police of the Ninth 4 ward. On Sundays, particularly the place is crowded t with men and women, who use the most offensive Ian- * gunge, and they riot from morning until night On ' Sunday last, the skull of one man was seriously fractured. and it was thought there was little hope for his ' recovery. Will the captain of the ward examine his fl book, and see if all the groggeries in that street are " j licensed' The inhabitants are tired of complaining to * | the police, and if the nuisance is not abated complaint I ? will be made, not only of the police, but of tho .e who j ' patrol the streets in their official duty. Look out, I 1 gentlemen, a satellite will be disturbed if you do not j r attend to your duty. Tiia Tot ohkeki'sik Guards.?This military corps , arrived yesterday afternoon, in the steamboat Alida, t anil were received by the Kifth Company of National I ?......,.i..,i k? I 'ant I I. W?niih The Guard*, from Poughheepsie, commanded by ('apt. , Kliek number about forty muskets and aiv a v.ry ' fine looking corpa. Their unilorin is blue, turned up with red. They were escorted from the foot of Barclay street, through the pilnclpal street* of the | oity to the Howard Hotel, where at seven o'clnok, I a most sumptuous dinner was prepared, cotnpris- , Inft all the luxuries of the season with plenty of good old Heidslck to follow In the sentiment and song, j The whole alfair was admirably arranged, and reflects great credit upon the visited oorps, u nder whose supervision It was gotten op. Attfwtt at Suicidk.?A young woman, who re- | fused to give her name, attempted to destroy hcrsolf on Monday night, by jumping off the bridge at Grand street lirry. She was rescued by a gen'l"inan of Wil- | llanishuig. and f lacsd in the charge of the Thirteenth ' ward police She is of respectable appearance, but so far it has not been ascertained where sbe belongs, or who she Is. aud she refuses to assign any causa which ledio the rash act. Haii.road Accidkxt.?The coroner held an Inqueat yesterday, at No. 118 Mulberry street, on the body of a boy 8 years of age. by the name of Bernard Mcintyre who came to his death by Injuries received by being accidentally run over by one of the Harlem Railtoad ears. The jury rendered a verdict accordingly. Found Drowjikii.?The coroner held an inquest yea < terday. at the foot of Market street, on the body of an unknown man. about 36 years of age, who was found floating lu inn aoca, loot OI .ntrmt nreii. iic e_o dreesed In brown satlnett pants. strip?d shirt, and f brogsn shoos No marks of violence on his person. , Verdict : came to his death by drowning ! Departure of Sir Htciia ri> Apmitrono from ? Canada?Very early in the ensuing week Maj. f, (ion Sir Kich'd Armstrong will leave Kingston for Vew , York, having engaged his passage home to Kngiand in the Kuropa. It has rarely fallen to the lot of any casual resident in the British colonies, (for such all mill- " tary men must be considered.) to have gained the hearty iore and esteem of all olaeses of the aommunity, in the same high degree as Sir Richard Armstrong has ^ acquired those of the inhabitants of Kingston. His J unostentatious manners, his urbanity and kindness " of disposition the willingness with which he lent his name In aid of nil kinds af publio undertakings and J amusements, his charity and good feeling, have all conspired to render blm most extremely popular, and to cause his departure from Kingston to be regretted as a severe loes. a feeling assuaged only by the recol f lection that the illness from which the gallant soldier | has suffered recently, will be entirety removed by the * change of air and clime. That Sir Richard Vrmslrong " u>ay long live to be an honor to his country and profes k ? h.rf I " *ton. ID in* unwrc wieu ' i Bii ??? , the bapptner* of knowing him 'luring hi* mivu year* f rervice in tho Canada* ? Brittik tVhif. y Raii.Road Hridok Bi'k.nki).?The Went Brunch , bridge, on the Heading railroad, about two diui,t t bait mile* this (Ida of Pott**ille, aotl jurt abo'e the ^ Mine bill railroad croMinf. wan hum-id down lait | night?Mippored to hare b-en the work of an inoun t diary. The officer* of the road only heard of it thl* morning at half-p**t four o'clock, hut en<rgeiin mno Mire* hare been adopted, and it I* expected that o >ai train* c?n crn-* again by I'needay aiming P*?*?nger 'ra n< will run a-ii'ual I'he hridg ; w?* 12') feet long i and 10 feet; ar,d it* ra. id r% vtn*lrtriMoa apet^ i well for the energy of thl* enierprlring company 1 lo?t I f the <>.,I l.u Ine*' lie* helnw thl* bridge, *o that I tin trade will r."t be materially intirrup . ,J Phi. i Bvliti ti. Si/it 25 LB. ? T \I7* / k i i mmn J. vr V ^IMVl'5. CMuawn Cmtaell. RiitKn of .A?-irr?nu i'.'r"w>ied out yesterday.)? This board mot on Monday evening I'he Pmliirnt Mo. W 8mali., in the eha r. The minutes of the last meeting were read and sppri vwd I'riihtnii rrJrrreH?Of John L KhHHp* for straighten log line f f Rector street, from Broadway to Trinity place ill Jonathan iJoo.iliuo In relation to s?wer in I earl etreit Of K Blanoird for renvwil of Ionia of property, in 3rd Avenue. between 77 and 78lh streets of A Kenned;,, contractor askluf bo-be pat! balanoog, dim to liiiu upon sundry contracts Nr;r Ytn k and llarlrm It.iil i"tdt Petition Of the company. ai-K-ng permission to lay down their rail* in ('anal street toapnrit seventy live feet cant of Broadway liet-ri. d Aim. frmn -a d company to regulato 41 h A Tenuc Between Hind and 33rd stree."* Itnfamd. Of Kilts K Ayers. f->r relief troui tax. on lit Nh 501 ? Block 34, Htli Avenue, between 43rd and H.le streets? Of John Malone, uihiug compensation for log* of big house, by billing in of newer, in 8th Avenue?Of O. Ml.ouglilln for renewivl of lease of pretnisvn, No. 3 Temple street ?K<>r repairs In Union market? Of j. I), liiown, for relief in relation to street contict for 1844?Tor improvement* in 'Jnd Avenue. Jteuiuustranre sgsinst, letting in railing on Washington square Referred. Remonstrance of 1) Bank*, and others, against having a sewer in loth street Referred. Cat/ Hull AYre Hrll.? Petition to have the present bell ri moved, and a larger one substituted Referred, k'or repairing sewer lu Canal street Referred. ?I., tu?? . -Ilk ?k.. n Altl) rnipn, iu purchasing 'i lot of ground fir n location for Engine Company Vo 24 and Hose Company No 37. Adopted. Papers front thr Hoard ?Report in favor of appropriating a sum of $40,INK) '"r building a hospital on BlaokweH'R Inland, in oonnuotion with the peolteolary, principally with u view to accommodate small-pox parent*. both main und female. Concurred In. A yea, 10. Nmh S. Lunatic Jltylum.?Report adverse to Oiling the vaanej in the uiedical department of the Lunatic Asylum >ii Ulackweli's leland . and requiring the vi-icing phyilciane if the institution to onmmunicate with lha nint committee on ciiari'y and alms, whenever, in their opinion, the well heitig of the asylum requires ,ucli vacancy to be tilled. Adopted. lteport in favor of allowing Dr. Hall hie bill for medical eervice in the 12th ward Concurred in. Report of committee on wharves. piere. and slip*, of Board of Assistants iu relation to deepening slip between Amos and Charles streets Adopted Report, adverse to memorial of J. K. Delaplalne. Thu lloard here took a recent* At'TKK. RECESS. The Board again aimeuibled at H o'clock. The Ocean Monarch Casually ?Resolution from the Board, in favor of granting the freedom of the city, in a gold box. to Krederiok Jerome, for hie intrepid conduct in saving the livee of several on board the illfined Ocean Monarch, on the occasion of the late awful casualty thut betel that vessel at sea. Consuired in Report in favor of leasing slip at Believue, to David IVood, for a term of ten years. Adopted. Reports in favor of regulating and grading 34th treet, 2Sth street, and 15th street. A'etf York and Krit Railroad ?Report In favor of easing location for depot to the company oonnected villi the above line of ruilroad, at foot of Duaneatreet, it a rent ol $1250 per annum. Concurred in. I n favor of improving 33d street. Concurred in. Communication, on the subject matter of establishug a work-house for able bodied paupers, presented in :he Beard of Aldermen by Aid. Crolius. Referred. Report in favor of appointing an additional clerk in the Alms llsuse Concurred in. ^fiiturcri, 91. ? i?i it?ui wi uivmijj up nymg buinubl n connection with those of the resident visitor at the Alms House, for the temporary accommodation of th? lick poor, and for lost children. Concurred in. Enlargement of t he Jiuttery ?Assistant Alderman As 1111, begged to ask the chairman of the special comnittee, to whom the above matter was referred, whether bey had prepared their report, uand were enabled to iresent it this evening. The subject was one of nuch importance Assistant Alderman Schwltx, who had been reerred to. replied, that the committee were not pre,ared to report at present. but would on Monday venlug This report, he trusted, would rueet with he approbation of the Board in general. Invitation from the American Institute, to attend their annual fair, to be held at Castle Garden Ac:epted. Communications ? From the Alms ifouse Commissioner. asking additional appropriation for the halince of the year, to meet extra expenses Referred. From the t ouiptroller. in relation to a .judgment for H 1,000. obtained by Tueodore .-jedgewiok and Willis lull, again-t the corporation lteferred. From Street Commissioner, in relation to improvenents in Madison square Referred. Resolutions In favor of ainuudiug ordlrances in elation to the Alms House. Referred. In favor of investuinting the manner in which the irisonn In this city und on ltluck well's Island are conlucted, anil how the prism discipline la carried out. iteferred President of the Ctoton *1</neditrt Hoard Thia natter wax again called up. aud a resolution waa iffercd by Mr Hibbard. to lay ou the table. The uyea uid noes were called lor ayea, U; uoea, 0. The moion to lay on the table waa lunt. It waa then moved to take up the resolution to fill he vacancy in thin Board, caused by the death of tha ate chairman Mr. Coffin Lo t. Manhattan (fat Company lie.solution of inquiry n to the contracta, Ian., of the above oempany. idopted. Revolution of inquiry as ta the most economical aode of paving the streets of the city. Adopted. Alter pasting a few other resolutions, the Board adourned. J'ollff Intelligence. Charge of Robbing an Hiiiigiant. ? Officer Stephens. >f llie lower police, arrested yesterday, a man by the osuie of JobD K'.gan. keeper of an emigrant boarding muscat No 1U7 Washington street,on a charge of roblinguu emigiant hy t he name of Wni Lewis, of 64 ( vire'pnv. valued at $298. It seems the complainant rue locked up io a room in the defendant's house ibile, and when he awoke he found his money one. anil suspicion rested upon the landlord Kgan, i ho was nrresu d accordingly,and detained by Justice olhrnp lor a further hearing. Robbing a Sistrr ?Captain Carpenter, of the Fifth Vnrd police, arrested yesterday, a young Irish woman y the dihiim of Catharine ilrennnn, on a charge of ti alitig ii bank book on the ( naiubum street baviigs lank, which contained a credit of f> 150. b longing to ii r abler, U rid vet Koach This book Catharine took o tlie bunk and d cw out f.70. and then paid $l?i for icr pan age to Liverpool. buying stores and other artlles suitable for the passage. On her arrest, she aoLnowledged the fact ot stealing the book, and drawing be money from the bank She returned the book and ilO of the money thua obtained. Juatlce Lo'.hrop :oinmitted tier for trial Huh Suiton Etcaptd from Jail. - The old pickpocket itid burglar. Bob Sutton, escaped from the jail, u the city ot .Albany, ou Monday night, where he vns hi Id on a charge of grand larceny, for having ilcked the pocket of Judge Harris, The old rogue, it eima. managed to aaw the iron bara naunder. of his all. and thus made good hia escape His son we unleratand, wis in the vicinity, with $'JQ0. at the time of its eacape, which fluids were already prepared to nnhle lnui to leave the city with all possible speed ?'o clue, us yet of hia whereabouts, although there Is iut little doubt of his arrest before long, as old Bob is oo well known to escape Jlmut of Wurg/art.?The four burglars arrested the ither day, under the direction ot hia Honor the ilayor who gave their names as < harlaa Wheeler, John lark. Bill Darlington, and Joseph Murray, were areat* d it seems, for burglariously entering the wholeale and retail grocery store of Charles W. N'aury, No. 1(1 Tine atreat, on kriday night lust by meana of false leys; and from the iron safe, which was likewise ipened with a false key, they stole tlOO in bank bills, rhich they carried off It appears it was known to k?. i>i,..? ihei or N'anrv was in the habit of keen ng large >um? of moDey in the "ate,In nriuy Instance special deposits tor merchaois Id the neighborhood. !>n night, however, it was rather a slltn night 'orthe thieves, thete being only $104), while on prevl>us nights there have lieen $3000 anil $4000 deposited iheretn. and would have been on the following night, >ver $3000 Thus it will be seen the rogues nalssed heir mark, this time, much to the gratidcatton of vlr. Wanry The Mayor held each of the accused parties o bail In the sum of (6000 for their app arance at ?ourt for trial lu default of which they were all comuitted to the Touibs for trial. Hrcoi-nynfa (Jold l.tvti Wiitrh.?Captain Magnes, f the Sixth ward police, recovered from a thief, a andsome gold lever watch gold dial, Johnson maker, or which an ovner is wanted. Appiy at the abovs .fflee, at the Sixth ward station house Tombs d "Wij)"/?r I'xckuockflt ?As one of oar Sew York aerohants was on his way to this city on Monday light, from Philadelphia, and while on board the Jvrey city ferry boat, his pocket was picked hy some exert thief, or the wallet fell from hligpock-t as he tripped nd fell on board the boat. The wallet oontalned .3080 in bank bills, together with other valuable papers, t reward of $34)0 Is offered for the reooverv Vo clue is yet ha* been ascertainsd of the thief, or the whermt>outs of the money. Siahhint: wtik fount tu Kill.?Officers Cameras and )unr?B, of the Eleventh Ward polioe, arreited, vlon ? "-.I I nne.,1 ^hr.A.. Mghl. IWU unviuna, wma v?..? _ ___ Parle* Nhreder, brother*, on a charge of atabbing toNrt Jack* in the back with a large knife, iaxlmtin* i very rarer* wound. One of the aoou*ed held the ompiainant while the other inflicted the etahwtth the nite The wound la *ald to be a ?*ry dangerous one, od may pneRibl* prove fatal Both th* accused parte* were committed to prison by Jue'.ioe Osborne to wait the reeult of the injury. Jhretl uf a t ugilti * ? Assistant Oaptain Banta, of he Kightrenth Ward, arrested, ou viondiy a man by he name of H. L Denman. on a charge of obtaining ood* by fata* pretence* from K L lltrbold, reaiding n Westchester county The aooused was sent baok o Westchester county for trial Ct Riot s?In the Gulden ol Mr. J*. Sanborn is an ippie tr< * alth a body or *tcm. not a<> larp. \ msn'a erlet. which preaeaUa ounoue eight. It h. > ned at be usual time in May. bore flu* fruit In A? ?t th-n rued again and ha< been ftrmq that t to thin Olnseon-ir* ;u| r 'Wmg aople* ' We eaw it mi toe 'JJ I, *p? rv It had hill-, Mn?<o*i? en I apple* in tb? (JilJcreflV stares (' gro. fit.- M;"i*yfieM l(tpnb,

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