Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 2, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 2, 1855 Page 2
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TDE SOFT SHELL CONVENTION W SYKJU'SF. CONTIHUANCE OF THE DEBATE. The Fitp Soilers terms ibe Cl'li-r Hofdtrs. 11AWI FICHT? TEBfS OF CO.WPtO.WSE. Speeches of Messrs. Van Buren, Hunt, Hinckley, Ac. funny scenes. NOMINATION OF T11E TICKET. oeapteeatary teealntlow and Shake Hands all Mori, *?., *?., 4c. SECOND PAY ? EVENING SESSION. Trctuhuy, August 30, 18i5. Ike full report published in yesterday's Hkiuui hrooght the proceedings of the Soft Shell State Conven tion up to the close of Thursday afternoon's session, the excitement at the time of adjournment had been wound up to fever heat. There were direful menacing* ?f ? bolt. Both divisions of the army seemed ready ?baultaneously to throw off their allegiance and go over to the double enemy. Mr. John Kelly, of New York, luid tkrown out awful menacing* of dofoeiion in favor of the Mtional democracy, if the Convention should tail to en dorse the adnr inirrtration ; and ex-Ucutenant Governor Cfcmrch, Jenkins and Hunt of Oneida, and the good hu asored member from Suffolk, Renerul Nye, seemed to be Just an ready to march off with their hosts to the repub lean party. The remount of the faction, if any wore left, might have divided themselves among the whig* or Know Nothings, leaving only the Custom House, mar shalled by John Cochrane, as the sole corporal's guard ?f the administration. Such a dcadful contingency waa to be avoided at all hazards and sacrifices. The rc ?ess wan utilized in endeavoring to harmonUo conflict* tag views, and to beat down the extravagant require ments of the extremis t? of either section. There was, therefore, intense interest manifested in tlie proceedings of the evening ?-es'-ion, and when the Con vention reansrmhted at 7 o'clock P. M.. the hull was arowded to its greatest capacity; and the ("hair was fre quently ebliged to interrupt the speeches for the pur j*>ee 01 insisting that gentlem< n sh >uld not stand up in the aisles, and particularly that they should not ob struct the aisle to his l ight, which seemed to have some secret power of obtruding itself at all times on his atleu tantion. His various efforts to keep it clear were highly aaauaing to the Convention. Mr. Sub-ami, of New York, took the floor. He pur |Wfd, he raid, to < all up from the table the lirst resolu tion repoited by Mr. Cassldy (.n regard to the Kansas difficulties) and to put It upon it* | a -uge. He moved that that course be taken. Aa an amendment, it was moved that nil tlie resolutions ke taken up. Tlie amendment was not insisted on. Mr. ALvorD moved to ftrike out all after the woid ** resolved " in Mr. Cassldy's resolution, and to insert Mr. Church <* resolution, published in yesterday's Ugiuld. Ceneral N'yk inquired whether the motion to take up an amendment would not bring up the whole of the resolu tions to which It was an amendment? The Coair thought not; one amendment coul ! he called ?P. The question was on Mr. Alvord's amendment. Mr. Pi KtTit rose to n point of order. Mr. Van Ri nKv inquired il the decision of the Chair was appealed from. Mr. rt'lifKJK ? No; but he wished to submit the point of ?tder ; thikt Mr. Alvord's amendment waa not in order, inasmuch a? it could not be in ordor to amend a resolu tion until it was first taken from the table. The point of oidcr was overruled. Mr. John ConiRAMi asked whether the motion of the jtf-ntlcmau fi em Vcw Yorl. ".r. Sliepard, was to take up the first resolution of Mr. O si yt The f'ii in ? Mi tat' 1 the ef of the .imendmeut offered >.y 0 i ??n'l' i inoi.>l,! - Mr. Alvord, will be to tak. ? an b >\u, ions, instead of that V < , v . i. will be let on the table? Ti ? ( it lieeii.. I it would have that ilfeot. The y< .is mid nays were demanded and ordered. The hut was cailod, and there were yeas, 00; nays, 1 2'i. So Hie amendment was not agreed to, and the resolutions offered by Mr. Chuich v. ore not taken off the table. While this ami the former vote by yeas and nays waa feting taken, it was somewhat amusing and interesliuj to ?** Mr. I/oren/o 11. Shepard and other.-, marking the votes ?n a Ikt on their hats, with a dozen meniboru roun l each watehing the progress of chances. Thcte was gu-at i.nxiety as to the result. Mr. John Kelly enquired, before the result was ex amined, whether he understood liii colleague. Mr. (jreen, to have voted " nye.'' The Cii.uit stated his vote wa o recorded. Mr. Van lit nrx ro e to n point of order. fir gemle man was entirely out of order. Mr. Keut ? My res'-! n lor Inquiring, was that Mr. #reen, when he -at here, voted "no,'* und if he lot- since voted " aye," it must have been through a misunder standing. It wa- moved and seconded that the reading of the ayes and noes by the Secretary be dispensed wi ll. Ilr. Van B i rfn called for the yeas and nays on that action. The question was put and the motion was lost. The Sii iktaky accordingly proceeded with the reeding *f the yeas and r.ays, the result being announced us above. The record, however, up; eared so imperfect and incorrect, as omp.ned with the result announced, thut tt is worse than useless to give the list of yeas and nays a* taken. Mr. 1'oiniB, of Westeboater, called attention to the fact Miat Mr. Richmond's (of (iene.-seo,) vote was improperly ?Worded. The New York members thought that It was not Mr. l*nrter '? business t<> call attention to thit fact, and tln-re was a good den' of ilt feeHnu about it. The! ilAilt stated that in Mr. Richmond had made no cemplu. iit himself, the record would not be change 1. Mi. Ku uvomi afterward- staid that he voted ''no," and the record was changed accordingly, amid applause and hisses. Some members being seen in elo-e proximity to the 5ecietary s desk, Mr. Van Bt'Ui'N, of Now Y?rh, hoped aiiat no changes would be made iu the vote which would not be publicly declared. The Cilair deprecated such an idea. Ilr. ' as"ii!y's resolution was accordingly taken np and again reported as follows: ? P ? A That we regard the or::ani/ iMon of hauls ot un?i<l bordert rs, and their intrusion into thf Territory of Kan mih, not a* hi i tu t fi <tr settler#, but lor tin1 forcible Mib vision oi rich' of Itt ? Iran I elector#, not ouly h a a violation of' ?h'* peace of Uhe I'liloti ami the rijtrliU oi' the community a^niled, and a*- .in example tail of danger to the State, the pal'ety ot wbo?e in.fcfinniori* and domestic tranquillity require to J>e pro ?ected against externa! tntluenee* anu the instigation of secivt #uni*sari<-s, hut ns distinct!? nubverslve of the intent of Con Kress, nsde* hired in tin* hill organizing t he waid Territories, to leave th?? people perfectly free to form and regulate their own doinentta fn-tnnUon* hi tin Ir own va\ , pubieet only to the con stitution of the United States, ami that all the power of the Federal and Territorial government s should b s exertodto re 4re?*< these outrages and to vindicate the rights ol' the people thereof. Ifr. Van BrRF.v. of New York, railed for the reading of Hm additional resolution, also reported Mr Mr. Canidy, in connection with the one just read; and nfctnovod that ?I I* taken up. and called for the ye\n and nays. The Clerk commenced to call the role. Mr. At .v crd moved, as an amendment, that 1>olh Mr. tfcs-idy's resolutions be taken up. Mr. Joiiv Cnnm.tM! ro<o to u point of order. It w.i i not in onler to make u motion after the Clerk had cmu menccd to rail the toll. The Clum stated that the Tide now would t>e on the xnotion of the gentleman from New York ? Mr. Sbepard ?to take upfrera the table the re-ohition just rea l. Mr. J*taiuu <* rose to a point of order, that t he fea< #nd nays had l>een calleil for hut not ordered. TTieveasnnd nay* were then ordered. "Hie list nti called, ami there ?ere yea*, 137, nays, 80. So the motion was carried, and the first resolution of Mr. Cassidy 's ? as above ? was taken from the table. The question recurred on the adoption of the reiolu tiOB. A PttwuiT inquired whether the resolution "f Mr. t'asaidy, m read, was the same as that reported tliii" aaorniaf. Mr. Os^rpv admitted that there were some change; ? rising out of an erasure which had been made in his manuscript. > hich e*u?od an error in the reading. T1 e l)nn..m. wished to hare it read as it was. Hie request was compiled with. Mr. Hi vt of Oneida, took the floor. He said: ? There has been, after all. but one question of principle before tlie body. It might l>e a question of interest to the gen tleman from New York (Mr. Cochrane) whether he ha Atted consistently in the tree M il movement ainee 1M7 V* (Mr. C.) hsd endeavored to show hi" consistency. It wa* unfortunate, however, for a politician to bp neeessi . Uted thua to explain hi- position He (Mr. Hunt) ha I ?food by Mr. Cochrane In 1H47-8-0. a ad he assured them tt did require an elimination to show how it was he bap pened to hold the position l.e now does. ( laughter an 1 applause.) ile lia<l heard him make an abolition speech in Vtica in 184D, and therefore he did indeed require an explanation from him. He woeld also atate, in rvferem e to Mr. Casaidy, who bad t?een look. , I tip to for sever* year, f ast by the free soil portion ot the party, that he should now stand up in this convention ?? then'ian to op poae action in resistance to thejidvance oft he lave pow. ? r. Th<>?a persons who have withdrawn their j'uti onaiT' from the Albany Argut and transferred it to the AlUny Al lot, woull certainly be surprised at the position whi h af atrs hsd taken in this convention. (laughter audipjlaito ; Now, the (,nly question in this Convention has been t orn the beginning whether this body would make a decUm tion of principles, anj construct a platform with wbieh ?be peonle ? f the state should be ".itl.lled, ami Willi wld"h we could go ditwn to p,,lls and call upon the people ?nr their supeort. or whether we should nuikc a platform with which the powers at Washington should Is' satisfied. ? oniside pressure, the Cu?tom House agents? ontstde M well as in; the Post i ifflee airents ? outside as well as In wide? Sil was brought to heat on ihka t'onvention, ( sensa tion. ) and the delegation from th- county and elty of New York stands here as a solid phalanx, supporting the fkntoB House interesta, and urging ua to *?rrtt\r?. everv Abing eleo to that intereet. f>iea of '? Question, iineation," and att< m| U from the ??ee holders to choke down the speaker The.* attempts w*re vet by the free toilers, huuaing and encouraging Jf?. Bunt. Mr. Co (Sun. folding up hie h#nd.? looih ng y I01| rfi.f.rgjj, hrpe.1 lie gen ltrO&a W.Bld not W inter rupt* <1 in bt? r'"> irks Mr. Hf'NT did not *m" Mr Cochrane'* mUrfr fnro on hi? behalf to silence t!.? Oo-tom H<-,o-?\ ( Applause. \ He abouM b?' heard in despite of them ?!1. (?x.it? m> nt. i Hi? knew the gentlemen who made t) s Interruption, i bey wtra the men who Hid last ligl.t it wan ancle** to le ?rending -o much ihne over the resolution*. What h!?i ifci y for resoltilions or platfornia, ao long as they h.ne the Cuftom Hons* |?atronnpe? Another gentleman fn in tl.e city of New Yoik, ex-member of Congress elect, (Mr. Joi.n Kelly,) tl i eatened to walk out of the Conven tion, if it happened to adopt a eoor-e not in accordance willi hi* view, lie (Mr. Hunt) would only >ay tha' 11 that gentiemau did walk out, his blessing would go with him ? (laughter and applause) ? And the delegation of the eity of New York miglil try with him. (AppHuse.) Mr. O'Kbe ? Fxi-ept Van Iiuren. (laughter.) Mr. Hi nt ? W( 11. I an (lad to sea that there is one good man left in the city of X?w York. (Applause.) Didthut member (Mr. Kelly) mean to ?ny that all the deino eracy he had was to keep freemen out of Kansas? If ho, the fewer surh delegates in this Convention, the more votes tl o party would get at the polls. (Applause.) Hie only one way to set this Ci lmnticn right was to pass the resolutions of Mr. Oitirch. A Voir*.? "Oh!" Mr. Hint. ? You may gay "oh I" but recollect sir that New York baN not such gnat influence as cli claims to have. She has but a very small portion of th voters of the State. A Vote*. ? More than any three counties in the Sta te. Mr. Hint. ? Aye, and tor that you would monopolis ? the conscience of the State. (Laughter.) He would tell these men that the people of the country placi d some im portance on the platform which this Convention would adopt, and unless they placed themselves upon the prin ciple that slavery should not be extended into free terri tories their ticket would sink here into contempt, and they would not get even aa many votes as would the mirerabie abortion produced last week by the adaman tines. Yen have enunciated no distinct principles, (ten th wen are distracted with fears inside and out, with re ference to the reception or rejection of the delegates from this Slate in tho Cincinnati Convention. He Attended ( tie National Contention in 1848, and there it was an nounced that no delegate from New York should take his seat wiio was infected, as they called it. with the pesti lential malady of opposition to the spread of slavery; and the democratic party was utterly defeated iu tlieconteaf. The National Convention would support that party which could carry tho voters with them? of that they might test assured. Any pai ty entering the canvas with the Stale of Now Yoik conl'cs.sodly against It. enters it against terrible odds. There was no tear, therefore, aa to the ex clusion of New York delegates from the Cincinnati Con vention. ll.e majority here has controlled this Convon [ lien, and controlled it with a great lack of good seti-.e. They had still an opportunity left to set themselves right with the country. Ho moved Mr. Church's resolution as an amendment to that of Mr. Cassidy'a. Mr. Co* u r.v.n K, of New Y'ork, rose to a question of order. Mr. Church'* resolutions ueic ordered to lie on the table, and could not be taken up in this ivay. IheCtiAin sustained the point and decided that the amendment ol' Mr. Hunt was not in order. Mr. Hi nt then offered as a resolution the following amendment: ? Re-ohed, That hi the judgment of thin convention ihat por tion of tin; Kansas Nebru ?ka bill which ropealed the law pr<> blMtiii? the existence of slavery in all tlie Territories of the United Slates, north of Jtiile#. ,'ifl mix. nonli latitude, was un wise and unjust, a violation of a compact, Under which all portions of llie Union hud lived in harmony for thirty years, and a dangerous opening of tlie slavery ablution, being until that time lor ever settled. Resolved, That We are opposed to dm admission of slaver'" Into tic ftti Territorial ot toe united fitatrn, and that the leal tion of the general government In restriction of slavery* in tho Territories projected bv Jefferson In I'm, perfected by the additional ordinance of i7h7, excluding slavery from the, N'tuth v. est Tcrrlnitity, ro.cogui?ed by nearly every administration; admitted by the distinguished statesmen of every parly until a recent dute, to he wtdiiu the legislative powers of the general government, bus, within tlie oplnl n of this convention, been exerted beneficially to the Territories and the States. Mr. L.tliKL\', of Westchester, moved the previous qucs tioi). Mr. Hnujivnr, of Oneida, hoped the gentleman would not add insult to injury, bj pressing his motion. Mr. Vjv Hit.jsn objected ihat there was bo rule etub lished for the preyjoua question. iho Cbmr decided Trot. the previous question could he Mr. Fnnv.RP asked that the previous ouestion be with drawn. Mr. I..',hki.v withdrew Uia call for it. Mr. Hidijikrt, ot < ineida. hud great respect for the f.entl'Binn fioni Albany (Sir. t'assidy), who was ihe author 1 1 tin < reKolutionhetore them, un<l as he saw thn t tl ere was a strong majBlty here favorable to Ihendiif uisfratn n, favorable tu Th< repeal of the Missouri compro io.se ? fn short, in favor of the whole thieg ? they had it their own way. (laughter.) Hc&Mkedthc (.fontl**itian from Albany, howevr, and the convention, to do their duty as 11 en, and not adopt this abortive resolution. If they * did 1 n-s it they would s'nk into utter contempt. His appeal wiib that tfiey should do credit to themselves, and coine fully up to the scratch. (Laughter.) Not pass a resolu tion against the actions of thut mo Ij which any school hoy out >>f .State prison would condemn. (Applause.) It was evident that the ir utleir.C'.i in the majority believed that -1.1 very ??: ;i home irritation. I'nde.- there eir cunistani ej, why not en have the Kansas measure in lull, and ci ir.o luily up to the vvuuk ? (Appause and laughter.) I be 1 "'I". for the tenth time, requested the gentlemen in llie right uMc to take their seat*. (I.anghtor.) It seemed to he n point in the Chairman's mind to keep an eye e pccally on that iiiMe, and t hi" idiosyncrney gave vise to a general lau^h e very time Vie directed hi- atteu tirm to it. Mr. Ai v< m>, of frnnihign. next took the floor. He said th.- >'Ui1]cm<ni from th t < ity of New York, and thi> e who, by in uns . nd appliances whic h they have at band, come | i'p and .. t as they liave done, forget thai we are a Con v t nt?* n of the people of New \oik. l*hey seem to think that we a i e u Conrentin of officeholders of the State (Laughter.) Tliey a --I: ed then., in the fare of the dreh ration of ninety-nine one-hundredths of this Convention fl at tl r passage nt the Kansas Nebraska bill was iuop portuise and unjust, to endorse the administration, lie Jiski'd them to pause j nd rellect for a single moment. I hey had sufficiently done the bnsine-,* for their ma?terg. Let Ihtm 1 alt there. If they desired success, let them give to I lio ruiul districts that piiu' iple which can bring llum 1o the polls, and thereby get another rhauee for i he ; j oils. (laughter.) But if they were satisfied v 'i ihcir present honors i ml cnid'nncnts? (laughter)? t.ny might proceed on their course. They had undertaken j eie, in ide and out, to inlk about the national platform. But he would ask whether the National Convention of t inclnnati would dare to gain ay the right of New York to be there y No; they would welcomi them with open aims. Il, however, they insisted on the course tltey had hither o pursued, tin* v ^ if the democratic .party in this toi.venlion would tall far lielow the aggregate of those poll.'d lor tbo pt?ltiy exhibition which met hove last we?*k. (Applaurc.) The gentleman from New >_o?k (Mr. Mo'|ard.> bad thought lit to say thut cw lurk could not go with us if we passed our olutloB Where wonM tley go? they go to the whlgs'r No; that party was extinct. Would luey go to iho Know Nothings? He was incllD"! to belli v In, in tin- li.rne, ol' muny of the New York tide rates, and from the statements they had exhibited that these were men who came to this country for their own aggrandixement, regardless ol the edict of their action on the national party, lie was not one of the names who had gono over to the republi ' 411 party. It he Pad to stand alone, he would stund in democratic armor. (Applause.) t noLdiiKa. il is true, is a sniiill county, but lie would ti ll peiiib men that If they p.i -<ed this remdtilion, the: c would I not b. a Mvyani'a guard of democrats at any ?toeitlon | atetnet. (Laughter and applause.) lie trusted there was enough ol honesty and firmness among the people to "| t light at the ball t box the members ol this Conven tion. Mr. Ivwnmn, nf Madison, next look the flaor. He had been advised by one friend from Oneid aouniv, that in acting with the majority, he had not acted right. Another friend had /id vised him to vote tor the rcj<cil of ihe h ansns-Nehta^kii hill. He hedged to decline noting on either of the e advices. lie understood the gentleman fn m( nondaga, Mr. Alvotd, to odmit that Ihe principle or the Kan a - -Nebraska bill was right, but only that it was inopportune at the time at which it was passed. Ilr. At vi mi corrected the gentleman. !!o had chargi 1 the majority with acting on that principle 4'v b ol never, at all events, heard a man say that it he had been in the Congrpss of 1821 he would have vote, i tor the Missouri Compromise. If it were right to denounce the han-as-Neh. ,,sk.i bill, it follow, that it is rlglit to restore the Mis ourltVinipromi-e; and that would place tpem on the platform with the fusl mists. II,.,lii not think am of them , anted to stand on that platform. Mr. I \ Hi i.i:-., ol : ,<w York, nest obtained the floor. He "jinl ? .Mr. I'lesi.'ml, I slid cheiisli th" lo.pe that some ie-olufii i s sliould I e pa sed, which, while moderate iu tl.r ir t bar.'icter, should ,?ti]I !,e ^utiNfactory to the donio rracy of New \ork. Ho had been much referred to in the com -e of tie se controversies, and his right to repre Kent a district of (he city of New York had been ques'ion ed, though no one appeared to dispute hi i se.it. He had always endeavored to settlo up a he wentalong, (laugh ter ) and he would do so now. il wa- nuite natural that iif [d be regarded here ns an amphibious delegate although he had al? ays acted as a democrat. The New > ork delegation seemed to disc'alm him. and he was too b.ng a resident of the city for the country members to rem him as belonging to them. (laughter.) 8till, he Vo"i ? i'Vn ci[y N,'w ' ork rllifleil. H ? was all bis b,e a democrat nud in all the controversies ot the j arty he knew that the burden and heat of the battle had Wn borne by the city of New York. (Applause.) lie ?a- not, therefore, disposed to listen patieuth to the ?? "-'i i* J#mV V." f 0, ci,) hi the contest agalin I th" Inited Hates I'smk the democracy of the city of Se v i ork fuj>|>ort*d <.rn. .'nclMon. Tb?'j nuiiported liio in. dependent trewury mea-ure. In re-pnt to the t iriif qiKsfion. too, the city of New Vork ??s alwios iu ud vanee of the count r-. and was the flr-t to stand for free m .1 n ?.'u " " r?licy With rpK;,r'1 to banks. Itc collecting all thes. contests, he should I* the last to ?it here and Usien to reproerlip* on that city wliii h he in part reprcfentcl. however unworthily. (Laughter) it hud been Insinuated that the New York delegation wa? composed <>f officeholders. In that larg rtolo' gallon there were, he confessed, ome ofri "udders but the ms|ority were men in all p - it|..?. j.,] standing. It would readily be seen that lie mn>dp'i,p participated in the hostile liew entertained ng in t the elty Ihey were a large coeinierclal population, partak. ing of the views of all large communities, nver-o t., in lulgliig in mere abstract views, and willing to attend to mme practical and advsn'ageous questions than thut of sl.nery. It was Weil known lie had Mver been a e.indl o'te for a political office and he tru-ted In tint lie never "??"'d e (laughter.) But he desired the suec-s ot ine Ileniitcraflc | arty particularly now in Its contest with seetlonaU.in, >l??,e law ism, Jlie whig par'y wa, n!o, P?wers. That party is a i ? failure. It is b rollection of discnntentol men, ba?e anything to do! 'ewnrkeil to hlin. ' they onlc i ? '."'r,W'"nallr' Bn'' lft,,k nr"" 'he books.'' (Continued laughter.) lie Uosirrd the sneeesi ot the democrat, C p irty to rep..n| ,ho Maine law and to put i?T.V, T1 hr >>?' convention ? RSi?Z7*rd? I'jatfi nn whi.-h would hrlr* the peorl. ",at "'e invention -bo d | Vi 'hni ly to -tat., matters. Itet they had not dene eo. Tl.ey hail now ... f ,r? . resolution #n?lornn# the financial mr ,, ?( ,h,. J Itwideu^r T? Uwt ?0 etje?-,i. E. rt.je v3s j another resolution eoodeotning the < utrages of KjnW which van a" full a fondtmnatlmi of those entng" d a* any rcnuonfthle man roiiM desire. (Applause.} He would, therefore, vote for that resolution. (Cries i f "g.K.i!.") He ha 1 acted V>ng with many of th >se nhdu In -aw here ? among them Mr. Cochrane, who w.n appoint' d to his office wiiiiout any desire on his part; and <o far wan he trom having applied for it that th.; ap pointing power did not oven know how to pel) hi* name when his ?npointinent wan made out. He did nut deem it exaeily right that political convention* should he controlled by o?r?-hoMers, hut he was at a los* to know w h) the fact of men holding office should disquali fy thrni altogether. These "were all the remarkH ho had to make, with one exception: He thought that the ex pi ession In regard to Kansas wa3 (juite sufficient and ?at iffoclory. Then it Vxyame a qneation, should they have a resolution advocating a restoration of the Missouri Compromiser No such proposition liad ever been made, and if there ?n he would be opposed to it. (Applause.) The mower t they took that ground they went into a con text in which they were sure to be deteeted. He should act with the democratic party and with thiR Convention. He would not give notice like hia friend from the Four teenth ward, Mr. John Kelly, that If their procedure should not pit a e him he would bolt. Perhaps, if he did, the Contention would, on that very account, persist in adopting such measure*. (laughter.) A resolution was introduced by Mr. Oassidy which denounces the re peal of Ihe Missouri Compromise, but the Convention have not chosen to tale that resolution from the table, although he (Mr. V. B.) thought they ought to have done so. But what I v ant (said he) from this Couve% t ion is nn express declaration of hostility to the exten sion of slavery to free Territories. (1/iud applause.) He believed thnt Kansas would not be made a slave. State. If the attempt were made they should certaiuly hear from him. ( I-a lighter.) Ihe resolution which lie would propose would be simply one in addition to Mr. Cassidy's. He would read it for them. [The resolution was the urst of those offered by Mr. Church, and published In yester day 's HehjUI*.] Mr. Ca?idv staled he would vote for thot resolution. Mr. Vjis Bvfkk ? Thank you, sir; I thought you would, lie knew that he would be assisted also by Mr. IticV uiond and other promineut members in pacing that re solution. He had no doubt they all s'ood together in the assertion of this principle. If this simple resolution were added to that of Mr. Cassidy he (Mr. Van Buren) would support the whole proceedings of th? Convention, and would oppo?e all oilier resolutions on the subject of slavery, ami take all the responsibility of doing so. If his friend from Oneida (Mr. Hunt), or any other member, should advocate additional resolutions no would oppose them, and he had a hope they would have a complete victory. They were in a sound bottom, had everything snug on board, had plenty of people to ship, and if the platform were thus adopted, he would pledge his word that success would crown their efforts. (fx>ud ap plause.) The riuutJM.v, for the one hundred and twenty-flint time, ordered, amid much laughter, the right aisle to be cleired. The usual attention wag pai l to the order. Mr. Hixckiey, of Ontario, next took the Hoor. He ges ticulated for some time, npcakirg, appureutly, in a pretty florid style of oratory; but the Convention did not rare ranch to listen to him, nnd interrupted him by shouting, on he raued hia voice, ''laiuder," "Louder," ninid laughter. Mr. Hinckley persisted in obtaining a hearing. [He was evidently a "character."] He had not come here to bow the knee to the Itaal ol slavery or to the Custom House of New York. (Loud applause ami claps; shouts of "Louder," " Louder." The (bairman vainly cried t'orr order; as vjiinly did Mr. Hinckley continue to geitinn lute; his voice ? a- drowned amid clapping, cheering, and shouts Of "Louder," "Louder.") When he was next heard it was giving expression to the query of the I'ealmist ? Why do the heathen rugc, And the people imagine a vain thing tl?ni of the prefix. ? ? j on jer." Die Co tom Hot sb 'f"t ?r- ? , htl0W their teeth; Mr. Hincklkv, ex?^p?ratecl-I.et them ?now # ^ let the Custom House thow c - ? brave ou and liberty ot the I ? '- " f <J 1 K0 "" *h" , e Custom tho battlefield. I.oud hi ^ha*?.) I*"?? (Iloar!i House hound, of lnten uplion.) to the Convention, to keep or jeJ There were he^hought, many outsider* disturbs thMrr?^-KnoW Xothings, no doubt. (Roar* of laughter.) . giving exprewfon to cu!.5ingn'hTnwvlyan"?^ ^^^^f^thc Missouri pronunciation? ollnjjanj . ,.irect,..<l lor the express cexsprumue. he ihougjit, ? ,*,??? wlivo upropu U", luvd'tiod Almighty given > When ' U^"3' AU A'lutn and Eve? (Hears of 1. wA ?. ) W ??? ,? N> w \ elk?come l" '? I , ,?.g lh(! Convention and 11 e hlghntt>- and (Hoard of laughter 5K*3i.nS SASA gpi .fT? mgf* 1,1, ?. il? !>;?? 1? *Cin?M i2i." t lu,M'ge1?(ee7nerrTr" H. had Hiibse.,?.?tly t* scale a fence krttn. lie wonhi make a c .mpioniise. world therefore be us follows : Vnrk will Hew Ivei! Hint while tho democracy of New faithtully adhere to all tho compromise* of the i ^ 1 " ,ion. r nd maintain all the revived right" ? aeHar ami tl.ry deem Hi# an appropriate occasion to de la ? " repeat their fixed l.o^iiity to tM extension of slave, j SSsS^ftsMeaE SSSSBf^tMWS dnvs of the idea of er eat new* of thi* now fangie<? l J WS&?&*fflEg3? i nd of the resolution denouncing the Km?* coupled ,vi h t?.c.e.du.lonofther^l?nan <^mOnel,U )le hoped this compromise would be adopU> , could ujal.c their ticket, an.l retire from these hall. baM,?, Vostmaster nf Feneca., said that the re^hy mwmms, unite acceptable to him. Feeling it important to hann ) niie the <1( mocratic party, ho yielded ?P prejudices an inKr'^Iw. <'t Ne* York, rose to eSpre<.his opjK..l ti? n to the resolution ol the gentleman from the 13th du trie! of N ? w York (Mr. Van Buicn). A large majority o. the detection was opposed to it. It was now, ; vi rv late (11 M I'. M.) end he would not trouble the c n vention With the reasons ?which should induce hunt vote against it. He hoped, therefore, the uueetiou would *V(f KVT. of PotTolk, had stood on the cornerstone.^ the party since 1848. The Misouri Compromise had been a cardinal principle v ith him. and wa? so still. He asktd this convention to ? ee in what condition it would be when the resolution was pa- cd. An open, fl"gran ^oli tion of that principle had been made by the adminis traHon and this convention had not the manlinessto re ..."I fell ?'?"> ?" ?*?'?? . .|n^ ^ '"iw' *t- tt8r?c'1 10 har0 a v.. w. .?-? "5 ffpiilV'inaii fr'1*!1 Onoidi. Mi - , Thev were agi.in ifport?-d by th. -ecr. -tary as ahove. { ; V'o'; s o. Ilerkin-e,. took the floor. . lie apoleg Ued for Mtinii.ting to occupy the attention ot the convention a this ta'e hour. There were twopolnts however which he wished to speak on: the one was the apprehension ne wish i i ,,r?pri,.ty of this convention ex toVslnf frsrkly the ..pjnlem ?hlch they nminUin e fb"'gM .her should ri member they were speak.nR for the -fate of New York, not for the city of Washing^ I.; or anv remote region. 1 le attache, le s ?? portage to thcte re lotloiis linn most riersons d.d ? it wliy vhould thiy t^e apprehen-lve of the con?eouencee of c* pri' ing t/elr opinions t lie had reflected s. ilou.lv on the influence r.l those in power on political puUe? hot lio thought that Ihe danger from that quarter wa* past. " desiifd, I ow.ver, to spr.tite this Inflncme o{ iKiwer .1.1 rati. nnre. There was here alm<-t hut one roice on the Improp.Tety of tie repeal of the Missouri ('..mpro. m .? lie was not dt p* e.l to e< nti overt the wsit.on of rerosira In the people the right to fotern themsclvea. Hut th. re Is a proper time for nr h .lalefpktlon ot power hyCoi gress. Till that time the right to form organic law must reside In Congr. ??. | Mr I>i. mi< was Interrupted \.y a mr vsenent to effect an adjournment, at .1 .juart. r to 12. That attempt bow CT Ma n v^embe r ' were here .?? n leaving 'he hall. \ ! s..m i ? k i.f Jef' r*. n. tl o, ^,t it tight to info-m ? wlo iTi he notice.) to V leavlnir that the theUrtet; ..Ml, made tonight. Tl.l unrcunc^ent br^ gl t^^^ ^ ^ rtvJluUous offered by tUt g?Dtleman from Oneida, (Mr. Dbnt.) be postponed >tM nitsly, the others renuiining for a 'tion. The motion was adopted amid gr?at manifestations of tiiempb. So Mr. Hunt's resolutions were indefinitely postponed. The question then recurred on the adoption of Mr. Cassidy's resolntion, and it wan adapted amid loud ap plause and cheers. The question then recurred on tho adoption of the resolution reported by the committ< e, approving of the financial measures ot the administration, and it was u!-o adopted with but one or two negative votes. Mr. Si.'epakd ottered the usual resolution in relation to the appointment of ? Mate Central Committee, which wa< adopted. Mr. Hi nt, of Oneida ? I mote that we now proceed to the nomination of Candida Ion. Another delegate moved that the convention adjourn, to me< t at 0 o'clock to-morrow morning. The latter motion wan put and lost. Tlie motion that the convention do now proceed to the nomination of candidates, wax put and carried. Mr. Kl.NO, of Cayuga, proposed to nominate i<im mat a candidate for Judge of the Court of Appeals for the long term. Another motion for adjournment to 0 o'clock next morning was made, and lost ? 8? to 87. It was suggested that each delegate should be called to

name his man for candidate. The motion of adjournment was again made with success. The convention accordingly, at midnight, adjourded to 0 o'clock on Friday morning. TBIRD DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. Friday, August, 31, 1855. The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, in Co lintliian Ball, at nine o'clock, A. M. There was none of the excitement, observable in the manner of the delegates which characterized them yesterday morning. The ex citement had exhausted itself in the brilliant and able de bate of Thursday and in 'lie temporary settlement of the vcx< d Kansas and administration questions. Besides, the ticket was ready fixed up to order, and there did not seem to be much disposition to contest the nominations. No wonder, in the desperate fortunes of the party t The attendance was small, not comprising more than one-half of the members of the Convention. The absen tees 1 ad probably betaken themselves l'rom Syracuse in the several morning trains. Those who were present were grouped in knots discussing tho merits and qualities of the proposed nominees. At this time the following api eared to be the favorites for the race for spoils: ? For Secretary of State? J. T. Batch, For Comptroller ? Arphaxed Looinis. For Treasuier ? I/. R. Stetson, For State Engineer ? J. B. Jar vis, For Canal Commissioner ? Curtis I law ley, For Judge of the Court of Appeals, long tern ? Samuel L. Peldon, of Rochester. For Judge ot the Court of Appeals, short term? John A' Lott, of h ings county. Of course there were several other em ries for the rsoe, but the foregoing appeared to bo decidedly the favorite. An open caucus of tlie New York delegation convened iu one corner of the room to which were summoned all who wi re not in the toward or Canal interest*. 1'rinec John Van Buren was reen mining slowly and solemnly in the direction of the New York corner, but before he reached it, the question ? whatever it was ? was put and declared carried amid peals of laughter. The Clerk proceeded to call the list of delegates, but on motion the reading of the list and also the reading of the minutes were dispon ed with. Several substitutions of delegates took place here and at other stages of the proceedings, so that the roll could not be regarded as strictly accurate. Mr. Vax Bubhp, of Now York, suggested the propriety of having the resolutions and amendment*, as adopted by the Convention, read by the Secretary, so as to guard against the commission oi any error in connection with twin. Tbe PwEiDevr called for the report from the delegations of the several Judicial districts, of the members nomi nated by them to constitutethe State Central Committee. The delegations reported the following: ? 1.? Robert Kelly, John Cochrane. 2. ? Samuel K. Johnson, Charles n. Wtnfleld. 3. ? Teter Caggcr, William A. Beach. 4 ? R. fl. Stone, M. Todd. 5.? Ward Hunt, Seymour Creen. P. ? Horatio Ballard, S. T. Falrcbild. 7.? E. P. Ross, Thomas Carnes. 6.? Pean Richmond. A. T. banning. Mr. .-VAU . of New York, would like to .slate that the nominations for the First Judicial district were ununi mo us. Tbe Cn.ur.MAV ? The question before the House when it adjourned last night, nas that the Convention do now proceed to nominate i ira iw a candidate for the office of Judge r,f the Court of Appeals for the long icrm. Tbe notion was put and carried. ten. Nye hoped the nomination would be made viva v rr. Other delegates .suggested other courses. Cen. Nye ? Oh! theie isno dungcrinthat. (Laughter.) Mr. i'omnt, of Westchester, thought the usual and h"tter course, was for the Secretary to call the list of delegates, and let each person as called, state whom he Wished to rupy.ort. that com so. was ordered to bo adopted, but afterwards tib..ndont d. Mr. Pamyrd F. Cnrit'-n proposed Samuel 1.. Solder., of Rochester, for Ibe Judgeship of the Court of Appeals for the long turn, auO. linked that he be nominaied by uccla juation. Gen. Nye objected to tbe nomination Tie, Judge Sel diu, was in uiuorluuato as ociation, having accepted tl.e ni inination of the j.ar!y which had endorsed tho Nebras ka ViD in a mote manly way than this Convention had dam! to do. He preleircd as a landidute his brother, lit my R. Sedden. Mr. Chinch's motion ?n- pat, and Mr. furauel T? Sel den. of Rochester, ?as nominated by acclamation, as cai diduto for the Judge hip ol the Court of Appeal ? long tei in. Mr. P. I1. Brh:cs nominated John A. I/itt. of Kings coun ty, as candidate lo. the Judge hip of the Court of Appeals for the i.bi rt term. He acknowledged that his countj was hardshell, and that he, Mr. I<ott, WM hitherto op. 1 os? d t? tbe solts. Rut he thought a cliauge had come over liim, and that the noiniuation would be a politic < i e. Hi called upon the delegation of King's county to ssy whether Mr. Lott would accept or reject the nomi nation. The delegation did not respond. Mr. Hrnun.T nominated .Judge Willard for the short tfcl II). Cii(- of ' No," "No." Mr. V>n Bi'pen wa-. opposed to thai motion. A lair dlTbioli had always been tin- ground on which th' y had pia?tised with tho hard*. He did not Wiint tu give the bard* two candidates. Mis friend from Suffolk county ? (laughter) had t-p'-ken of Mr. Selden being on the Xebrov tia platform. He. Mr. Van liurcn, wn; not. however, aware thut that question was to come up before the Court, (laughter.) It' they started with the lwrd ticket at the tup, tiny might get into tho habit of going Die whole tlckrt. (Laughter.) As to Jndg? I^.tt he had been in the Court of Irrors, and proved himself to be an excel lent uinl imlustrioud judge. But he believed he went the 1 nr.! ?hell 1i'-ket. and he believed hi- friend. Mr. Rrimf - used to do It. (laughter.) He wanted to be Mire that ( Judge l.ott would accept tho nomination, and enter on the office, and he would <rua:nntee that be would make n- go< d a judge an any in the State of New York . Mr. Ptiuiuti of Westchester, also supported Mr. I.ott. Con. Nte proposed the name of John W. Itrown, of Orange, an candidate for the short term of the Court of Ap| en Is. Mr. V? Bi fEN wotdd fay, In icf.-rencc to Judge Brown, that there max no tetter man in the .State of ,\ew York on whom that office could be bestowed, and he liked hint particularly at this juncture on account of his roent decision (laughter) in the I'oughkeepsle liquor ea?-'. Mr. l'OJmR was authorlred to s?j that .Ino. A. l<ott would accept tho nomination. On motion of Mr. At. OlXBUn, Judge l.ott wa- nomi nated by acclamation. 'Ihe coventlon proceeded to Tote for a candidate fur Ferret nry of Hate. * Wr. hisr., of Cayuga, proposed Charles Hughe-. Mr. Cookk, of J.iie, withdrew the name of Mr. Colea a*1 :i eandiilate for Stale Kngineer. and proposed th" nume of Israel T. Hatch for .Secretary of ?tate, and a?ked tluit tlie nomination be made hy acclamation. Mr. Aivohb thought that it looked too nracU like a packed thing to proceed in this way Mr. Ktso, of ( ayiga, moved to l:iy on the table the motim of Mr, Cooke. The ouMtion w? put, and lost. The iiat of delegate* was then called, and the result v as the nomination yf Israel T. Hatch as Secretary of MM, The icmalnder ot tho ticket was parsed as publishp<l in yesterday 'a llriuii), and after the usual vote of thanks to the t hii i i man, the Convention, at 11 V M.. adjourned tint dk. EXTRADITION OF FdOITIVHS FltOM Jt'STlCt ? U. S. Attohmw (5v.ni hai.'s Office.? 1. In cmc where a j er.soa claimed as a fugitive from foreign justice in under examination before n commissioner of the United States, it is not in the lawful power of a State court to review the cone on habeas corpus and as stinrc to overrule lite commissioner. 2 It is right of the Mnrshal of the United States to icluFe to have the body of the party before the State comt: and it in the duty of the courts and other anthorit'x s of the United States to protect the Mertml in melt refusal, by all means known to the laws. :i. Where a conrt of one of the States assumes to take by habeas corpus, out of the hands of a marshal of the United Ststes, a person held bv him n? a fugi tive frotn crime committed in ft foreign country, nn dw mlwttki by treaty. the United States iunv well, by counsel and dirociion, protect their marshal in Ihe Maintenance of the laws, and in discharge of public faith towaulB the reclaiming foreign govern ment. 4. Where a lawful commissioner of the United States lias rnnde rrturn, according to lnw, as to an alleged fugitive from justice, that he is lawfully sul> jet t to extradition, it is the duty of the Secretary of Slate to issue the final order of extradition. A. Where a marshal of the United States has in ct .'todv a fugitive from foreign justice, nnder war iant of exlrntWion from the proper authorities of the United State*, and a State court undertakes to ustitp Jurisdiction of the ease, it is the duty of the marshal, disregaiding any process of the State court, to take the party to the exterior line of such State, and there deliver him to the apent of the fo reign government. Mrs. Pre* r tt, wko, since the death of her husband, has <dited the Ya7<*> "'A'//, having receive) an offensive note, ??ys: ? " If the tdped that sent us the anonymous I > tter fr, m Jaekscu, "igned ' < herubuseu,' will come to Yaion city, sad call at tbe Whiff office, two noble little boys, one eight and the othi r ?i* years old. ahall tie a leather medal around his neck, as a due bill tar a So* g'.rg they owe hi?r> payable tenia ten years beneej with cempovnd inter**l." AamrlcM Educational Society. THIRD day. Thin society met Thursday morning, in the chAfel if the I'nlvmvity ? the President, Mr. ! laniard, in the chair. The -..eeting being called to order, prayer was offered up by Bishop Poiter, of Pennsylvania; after which IJrof. <?!m stvad delivered an address on the ''Equalizing Tendency of Science." The address wag short, and wi? substituted in the place of a paper on " Familj Training, '' which was on the programme, and net down to Rev. T. V. Moore, of Richmond. Va., who was absent. The address of Pro fessor Olmstead thought that science, more than any thing else, taught man his own ignorance and insignifi cance, and tended to eradicate all feelings of self superi 01 ity. At the close of the address, upon motion, a vote of (banks was returned to the Professor, and a copy of his palter requested for publication. Protestor Taylor Lewie, 1.I..D., of I'nion College, wan (lien introduced to the audience, who read a paper on ?' Classical Education. " The Doctor spoke at great length on the benefit of classical instruction and study. He thought the study of the classics was beneficial for we dis cipline oi the mind, both philosophical and literary. In the present condition of our country, nothing was more desirable than that the American mind should be brought into closer communion with ancient letters. It would impart solidity and dignity to our literature, which was leci mlng too much characterized by clap-trap. The an cients had no trashy light literature. Kvery volumo of theirs Is valuable. The characteristic of the Greek and Keman authors was simplicity and nobleness of expres sion. The ancient* gave as a profound old school, with which our young minds ought to be made familiar. The lecturer was opposed to the fine writing, " liightalutin," rhapsodical ami bomlmstic school of modern time*. Upon the conclusion of the address, a motion was made that (he lhanks of the company be tendered to the lec turer, and a copy of his address be requested for publica tion. Mr. Fowle, of Boston, opposed this motion. He was oppoced to rending these sentiments abroad as the senti ments of Ibis body. He thought the day had gone by when the study of Greek and Latin was s-> important. He thought these langeeges were of but little value to the Americas people. They neither benefitted the farmer, the doctor, the lawyer or the divine. He regarded the gi\ ing of five or six years to thei>e studies in our day as throwing this time away. Cpon motion, the farther discussion upon this paper was postponed, and the motion laid over. 1 rofessor J. H. Anderson, of New York, was then in troduced, who read a paper on " Physical Scicnce." He contended that science should be taught in reference to its aim, and in accordance with the spirit of the age. Science should be taught according to the requirements of the day. In other ages the demand was not so great for physical science as now, but now the world stood to wards rcience like a hungry man waiting for the table, an.] ought to he fed. He spoke for an hour, and atter his discourse the meeting took a recess till the afternoon. AFTXBNOON SESSION. The company assembled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The Prwimxt stated that he hid the pleasure of intro ducing Mr. Godwin? who had been recommended to him by Bi-hep I'otter, of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Webster, of the Free Academy ? and who would address them on tho subject of introducing athletic exerciees, particularly the game of cricket, in eonnection with mental culture, in our educational institutions. The gentleman (who is well known in connection with cricket) then Btated that the necessity of this kind of exercise was so obvious, that be thought it would only be necossarjr to call their at tention to this noble and moral game, which conduces so much to the healthful development of the physical as well as the mental faculties ot our youth and voting men. to insure their cordial co-operation in establishing it all over the country, and that he bad taken the liberty of coming before them for the purpose of exhibit ing the apparatus used in the game which was so ex tensively played In <Ufferent parts of the I'nion amongst adults, the majority of whom had learned it when boys in Europe. He stated that, upon the petition of the in structors of the Free Academy, the faculty of Columbia College, the presidents and professors of the three medi cal colleges, headed by Dr. Valentine Mott, almost all the judges and Vnited States and city officials; (igden Hoff man, Charles O'Conor and others, almost all tne clergy men, including the late Bishop Wainwright, the corpo ration hud granted Hamilton square as a place of exer cise and to play cricket for tcc students of the Free Academy; he had introduced it at the Deaf and Dumb institution, and it met with the cordial approval of the autlioi ities and Boat d of Visiters at the Military Academy a' West 1 olnt, and it would likely be introduced there this fall. I'pon a question as to where the apparatus might be obtained, he stated that it was loaned to him by Heinrlch, in Proat'.way, the impoiter; but he would be happy to correij ond with those desirous of information, if ad dressed .-it New York or at cither of the newspapers. H;i\ing shown the mode of operation and use of the hat, puds, gioves. 4c., of this scientific game, th" gentle m;in retired, after having elicited considerable interest in th<- >ut ject. Professor John TROt'DHT, of Rutgers' College, Vow .T?r sev, wr* then Introduced to the audience, who read a paper debating whether "the tJreek of the early Chris tian writers ought to form a part of school collegiate in struction." lie advocated eucli a study. The purity of the indent < ret k writers wus well worth studying for their s')l". il nothing more. ITc contended that (.tee!. lUert ture, in cl'gant si.d learned conversation, was one < f the very best. Ibeir style was surprisingly beautiful, both in style anil structure. Wo should not confine cur s' hc? to ue work* i f a single age. Young men, to be cm!' wed w ith a liber al idea of language, should be made acquainted with the beauties of the language of those Who lived centurics and centuries ago. The phlloaopliy of language could be learned only from the ancients, arid uo ? here else. A vote of (hunks was then tendered to the lecturer, and a copy cf his paper requested for publication, it fie r which the meeting adjourned (ill evening. ).V F.N I NO SK8KI0N. 7fcc ccrofnny assembled in the evening, at 7 o'clock the audience Icing entertained after the meetiog was oi? gsntied, by sine excellent vocal mufic, by Mr*, tleor giana R. Muirt. 1 lie fclloviog refolution, offered by Prof. P&vis, on Wednesday eTening. was Ihen called op for discussion: ? Resolved, 1 hat the sentiments expressed by our lii'e I'n sident, rrofewior 1'arhe, in bis recent address. that religious an<l moral instruction should form a prominent element mail our systems of public education, la In ae cordanoo with the lirm belief aud earnest convictions of this association. Mr. McEl-llflOR then offered as a substitute to the above, a resolution sanctioning the reading of the Bible in tfco c< minon rehools. Upon this substitute Mr. McF.iJJC.orr made a long and effective speech, advocating to the Bible as a text bo k in the c t inmon schools. Mr. Ct-'HK, of >cw Orleans, next took the floor. He 'aid this was an important question, and the voice .if this ci nvenlir n, it should be remembered .was potential beyond tlio limit- of New York, and would be beard away off in the distant province fr< m which became. As a member of thelCiinveutiatt, he claimed a portion of the sympathies of tli* audience. He thought the agnation of this sub ject did niorc harm tlmn goi d. The Bible was once read In the schools of New Orleans, but now it wan done away with, excel ling one or two schools, and prayer was alto gether dispensed with. Now agitation was the causa of nil this. Ihc best teaching of mol ality in a public school was by uncenrcious intuition, of which something was heard ftotu Mr. Huntington last ni^it. Bib lea were worse than r.o religious instruction atalT in schools, if taught hy ah lndiffeient teacher. And how many of th< -n tiachers were indifferent!' A large majority of them. Hie dull liiimrlf could not wish a greater advocate for htnuu If than a public school tcacher compelled to read the Bible ngsinst his will. The audit n e weie heie fnvored with some mor" music by Mrs. Georgiana Harris 8tuart, which was loudly np piand< d. She certainly lias avoice of grout compass, an I remarkably weet. She is destined to make a sensation upon the stage, for which wn understand she is studying. Mr. Gbrm rAK, of Roooklyn, then continued the deflate upon the lefolut ion*. He was for making the bible the foun dation of our public instruction from its foumlation ?t/ n< to its rap stone. Becoming suddenly indispose, d he was forced to tnl.e his seat. Rev. I r. lltCuw, President of Lafayetto College. next tcuk the f.oor. He was in favor of the resolution. It was a sentiment well established In the land, that reli gious instruction should mingle in all our nicies of in etructh n. Ihc Bible was tho fouLdation of all our strength, and we should not be ashamed to acknowledge It. we ought to plant our feet lirmiy on a foundation made atror.g by the Bible. Mr. K. C. Bsmdict, of this city, spoke next. He sus tained the resolution. He said we must go for the re?o. 1 ut Ion or against it? we must go for religion or against religion ? and lor one. he Was for sustaining rella.on. The debate was continued till tie audience adjourned, without a dcciiion upon the question. FOTTRTH DAT. This society met Friday mornin at 9 o'clock ? the 1'residcnt in the chair. I 'pon opening the meeting a debate aro-e upon the practicability of establishing a central agency to forward the objects of the association. After some debate a con - tuittce was appointed to attend to this matter. I'rotessor F. A. P. Barnard, of the !<tate University of Mississippi, was then introduced to the audience, who i cad a paper m the ? 'Improvement that may be Intro duced into American O liege*.'' This was a long paper, m d was listened to with much attention, and loualy Bp ( Inut'cd at the clot e. lie said our colleges were in an imhsna^ing position. In attempting to do more than they weic cumi etent to do under their present arrange ments. In his opinion, the course of preparatory study i uglit to be longer md more thorough 1hnn at picsent, r.nd for this i urpose a supplementary c dlege should be established. It win u-cb ss to deceive the public with tiie belief that the pupils weie taught as they should be. under the present arrangement*. The collegiate educ.i tlon ought to bo more sound, thorongh and substantial. Much improvemf nt might be added to the stimulant in duclrg the student to succeed and pass his competitors. Ixamirnl ions ought to he morn fre.pienl in public, and this would excite the student's pride, wh<nhe knew that be was compelled to come before the public for their a j probation. He thought our atudnnts entered c.llctrc to?, ) cnni^-initch too young. A child should not be per mitted In a college under sisteen yenrs nt least. He concluded his address with an exhortation to his hearers to cultivate a union and intimacy among themselves; and while political questions agitated our country, I e hoped that this association, upon the question of eduea tlr n at least, would resolve to know no North, no Smth. no Fast, no West? nothing but the advancement of pub lie instruction. . . A vote of thanks was tendered to the l>ofes*< r upon the close of his address, and a copy of his paper re m nested for publication A del ate upon this paper then took place. In which Mr VifLUiwrt. Pl-ofeseor T?l van, i'rofesior (iaw ifvis. <?f Brooklyn: I'rofessor Rn er\ Tbomm* and others took part. It was contended that something shoaM l? done for the support of tbe student in rvilege who was unable to 'upper*, himself. Scholar chips were already provided, but wha' fw a oholaiship worth to a po' r ntudf .it who wm not able to support hims< If V In < ermsny a lai '/e<fund was accumulated ? the support of poor s'udent-t anil any one and every one who desired 'ho benefits of a literal edacatlt n could pos sess himself of an education, however poor he might be. This debate tasted till one o'clock, when the meeting toot a recess tUi the AFTERNOON A ESP ION. The audience as- em bled again at two o'clock in the afternoon, pursuant to adjournment. It wan feet-down in the programme that Professor Felt on, of Cambridge, would deliver the a<ldress in the afternoon at the close of (be Convention; but 'his gentleman being absent, It was voted that mi cellaneous business be substituted la his place. Accordingly, at two o'clock, a debate Moea upon the various papers and resolutions that had been introduced to the Convention doting its sessions, which debate continued till three o'clock. It was then declare'd that resolutions were In order, when several were presented, of no social importance, being most of them votes of thanks to the various speak ers who had been before the Convention, and motions in reference to publishing the documents of the Convention. At half-past three o'clock, the hour fixed upon for ( nal adjournment, prayer was offered up, when the c<w i ention adjourned to meet again on the second Tuesdaj tf August next, in the city of Detroit, Michigan. Commissioners of Emigration. The Board met at 4 P. M. on Wednesday. Present Commissioners Yerplsnck (In the chair), Carrigan, Kelly, Oammlngs, Morgan, Purdy and Oarrigue. After the minutes were read, a communication was re ceived from Dr. C. 0. Rothe. complaining that he was not regularly dismissed, he having been notified by the Vice President instead of the Board. The matter was sent to Ward's Island Committee for adjudication. The agent of the Board at Rochester, Mr. W. J. UpdyVe, complained inn communication of frauds committed on the emigrants by boiug improperly ticketed It appears some of the emigrants who landed at Castle Garden bought their tickets of "outsiders," and were conse quently cheated. The Commissioners complain that they cannot compel the emigrants to buy their tickets inside the Garden. The matter was referred to Castle Garden Committee te report. Commissioner Pi'KOY, from the Staten Island Commit tee, made a report on tlio requisitions for liqner, in which it was argued that tome was wanting as medicine. After a debate the report was filed, and five gallons of brandy and five of wine ordered. REFORM OS 8IATRN ISLAND. The ?pe ial Committee on Retrenchment made a long report, making sundry recommendations to effect a re duction in the expenditures of the department. They recommend? 1. That twonty-two persons be discharge#, as there i* no necessity for their employment. 2. That sundry salaries be reduced. 3. That the duties attached to the offices made vacant be performed by the remaining officers. Ihe committee state tbc change will sa\c >4,800 per year to the Commission. The report was adopted after some debate. Adjourned. ?BKIT HfU MARY. Number of emigrants ariived to August 2? 00,4^9 Do. Da. since 20 1,647 Total 02,104 To same dale in 1854 200,414 1855. 1854. Xo. of inmate1! in Institution, Ward's Island.. 1,949 2,314 Do. Marine Hospital 155 255 Total 2,104 2,569 Balance in bank Jan. 1, 1855 $01,192 40 Aggregate receipts to Aug. 22. . . . $258,583 70 Reeei\ed since to 29th, for com mutation of alien pasi-eugers, fcc. 3,0GS 62 1261,682 32 $322,874 78 rilcbursem'-nieto Aogust 22 $487, *80 lti Current expenses of Aug. 15to22d. 9,38'J 87 307,075 03 Overdraft on bank *74,200 io Three Uvea Endangered In the E?tt River. TO TUE EDITOR OP TUENHW YORK HERALD. I win one of the passengers on the Peek slip ferry boat which lel't tho Sew York aide at half-pant ten on Sunday morning. When nearly opposite the Navy Yard a smalT Hail boat, containing three small boys, was sailing down the river in an opposite direction to our boat, when our pilot, instead of avoiding a collision (which he easily might Lave done}, kept on hid course, without cvoa slackening his speed till too late to avoid an accident. The result was that onr paddle box strv. k the small boat's sail, when the boat lmmcd;ately capsized and turned bottom upward, and the boys were conteqnentlf thrown Into the water, the tide at the time running out verj rapidly. Two of the boys could not swim, but pro videntially were able to get on the bottom of the boat, ill rescued by the boat of a schooner, whi -h wai anrbor <1 about COO or COO yard* from the plme of the ?c< ident. he other, who could swim, struck out for the shore, whi'h he could not have readied had not two noble hearted men plunged into the water from the pier and t Minted him to swim ashore, "ta the ferry boat we hid no lile boat, nor boat of at.y kiud; no life preservers, nor anything but a rope, which when foun 1 was too late t<? be used, the tide having diiftcd the unfortunate boys too ? r sway. If tho fare of three cent* is not sufflcicat te rffoid the pur' 1 a?e of boats for the rescue of the lives of their own passenger* in ca-e of an accidin', or in ^uoh an mergeney as the above, let them double the fare, if ne,* i eshary, lo purchase such boa:*? which will only be fol lowing i In- example of the l.nlon Ferry Company, who d< uble their fares to provide for the advanced pri e- of coal. J. 8. U. Th< Cholera at Fort Riiey. [From the ,-t. I.ouii Itepublican, Augusts. J Fri in a letter received in thi? city, yesterday , by a soil of Mr. 0. J. >awy? r, * e are permitted to make such ex 1 1 nets as l.ave general interest. Mr. Sawy r went to Fort iiiley. it will tie recollected, to superintend the erection of ifvernnu nt buildings at that iort, and after tho death of Major i pden. had a hard duty to perform. Mr. Sawyer savs: ? The disease made its appearance r .bout ten day? after our arrival, butcausod no alarm, as there were only ont or two deaths a day. As it increased, the men be rine alarmed, some of them quit work, and there waa considerable panic. When Major (igden was taken, I kept it a secret from the men as much as possible, but the morning following, when they found out that the Major was dying, and that there Was in the house unoc cupied M-veu persons ib ad and dying, they lost all res traint and a< ted like demons. '1 hey broke into the sut lers store, arid carried off whiskey and liquor by the bucket full. They broke into the hospital and Commissa ry's store, and threatened to take the money chest, If they were not paid. There was but a limited number of soldiers here, and they had ben moved in wagons the night before, in the midst of sll this panic. 1 was, then, lift alone with five hundred men. panic-stricken and mudrii ned with whiskey. At this time, one of the o men stabbed another and cut his bowels open. There was m thing left tor me to do but to save the pest and the pro|erty ef the United .-'tales. I took eerr.mand and <111 all in power, by promiaM and threats, to quiet them until I could roake arrung' ments to g> t arm* aud ammu nition. 'ihls I did its quickly a< possible, and then I let the men km w that I would shoot the first man that mis bel.nved. That night I placed a guard, armed >vitb mus kets and six shooters, and as they made up their minds ( was in earnest. I had no further trouble with them. 1 kept a guard always mounted. When you remember that dining this day i ighteen died, and others were take* d> wn sick, and thai the post *a.< deserted, you can form m me estimate of the awtul scene. The panle ha- been an gr> ut tl.at it is impossible to find out how many have iiled? but It is over Alty : that is. one out of eve; y ten j-errons here. Ifl were to write nil night, it would be itnt osaible to tell all I have had to do. The ?ick cotild not be ?tt( nded to nor the dead burled. There I* one tact which I wish to put on record ? the Americans all did their duty when a-ked. and they had no part in the de? I reflation* which wore committed. The carpenters were in v mam dependence ? they stood guard, and did all I n -ked oi'ther;). This letter Ir, dated the 14th inrtant. The State Cenaaa. LMVLATTKB. , ? population , , ? t?-)iiVy. ? ?> OmmNm. I860. IBS... I860. 1857. Hroome 1*0,670 1 1 (hautauoue 50,507 58,485 2 Clinton <0.047 1 2 Cattaraugus .'M5,eiki 80,810 ? 2 Cay uga ?>&.4fi0 53,702 it ? Chenango 40,^11 38,871 2 Coi t land ?fi,09t? 2'i,2d~ 1 1 Delaware 3fl.8,(4 30,031 i ' i Krie 101,003 133,Mn 4 Franklin C?,102 114,740 1 1 Fulton 10,171 i'l.JStt 1 1 Genesee,,, 'J8,488 iiO,MiV - * Herkimer ;t8,244 87.WO 'I 1 I ewis 1M,5?4 1 1 Madison 43, 072 - Vonroe 87, HM) 3 J Montgomery 81,002 30,7*3 2 1 Mat ara 42,280 46,143 2 ('nelda 00,560 107,054 4 4 On< ndega 85,800 ' Otstige ............ . 57,145 ? " i i?weffo oa.oio r.!t.r>oi 2 .t OtseffO 48.M8 4?>74? It 2 rutngsm-;:.:... i;m?; ?,?? ? i Rensselaer T3.80B 80.174 Saratoga ????? 1 - \ rhulyler (new) ... . 18, 40* 18,78* - I 25.441 2ft. .195 1 1 t liiwrence t?8,til7 80.002 .t 11 ( t. ffolk . 41.148 2 * ; iilllvan lift 088 1 1 ; cheuectady 20,054 It1, (US 1 I "I ifiga 24,880 2?.t<7n 1 1 Vivvne 44,W2 45,725 Wy'mlng .'il.Wl 32,158 1 ' 2t> 400 10 W7 1 ' New )ork 615 . Mft A24.170 1" ** Total. j<07?,oe3 s,:mi,42? ?* 91 Increase in population . . :32.3? Obituary. Mrs. F.iflUarm K mouth dle<t in Charlestown. Mass., on the 28th inat., atthe advanced age of ninety 8ve years I'tevionstoand during tbe Revolution, Mr*, knights wa" a n - ident of the town of U*iogt?.n, and was in the haMt i f Hiving to her young frienda life-like eketche* of that early battle Held, aa when it occurred she ?a? >w*rly (If tren years of age. ?be partlcnlarly apoke of lh? different emotu ns excited by the terrible .c*ne then going on the panic of some, the patriotism and bravery of others, and aa tbe battle raged, ef the dying and wounded Aiue ricgna ?ho teme pa-t her