Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 12, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 12, 1856 Page 1
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THE NEW WHOLE NO. 7075. MORNING YORK HERALD. PRkCE TWO CENTS. THE SOFT SHfcLL STATE CONVESTfOff. The Platform tar the Presidential C?btm? Llft ot Delegates to the Democratic National Convention? A Hough Pceacrlptloa for Know Nothing Softs, itei 4c. SECOND DAT. Syracuse, Jan. 11, 1866. Tbe Soft Shell Convention adjourned at one o'clock this morning. The following resolutions were adopted, with but one dissenting voice ? Mr. Van Djck, of Albany: ? 1. Resolved, 1 hat onr federal government belo* retained by ibe comtUtuuon to specltio functions, the legitimate power of national politico is confiuul within the same limits; and that every popular agituUon or movement that aims to trausceud the if e constitutional bounds aid to avail :tae f of the organic lorce of government to accomplish Its pu po*es is a pt-rvnrsioa ot the uses and etlecta ot party, teudlug to great aud serious usurpations In government!), ?nd when enforced by a majority ?gainst any particular section of U e c?uutry, la a tyranny that| should be resisted by al good citizens. 2. Keiolved, That ihe ugltaUon of tbo Blavery question by the people of the now slave holding States with a view to Impair the security ot the domestic Institutions ot tbe south, whether pursued hi demonstration*, bj political conventions or by dis cussions and legislation in OoniireBS tabs within the category; and that experience of tbe pa?t bus showu that while n has compassed no good, It has rosulted in serious evils, wi'akenin^ the brotherhood of the States, and tbat mutual and uncon bti allied association th?t was once the chiet bond of union, and substituting in their place the domestic Influence of po. ideal parties, at>d the coercive power of Ihe federal government 3. Kt'?olved 'lhat the recent rna I'festa'ion of the evil spirit in toe organization of the so called republican party, by showing to what a treasonable head it has al ready arrived demonstrates tbe unfortunate tendency of all its anterudent steps Id il ls agnation, and that we point to its avowed dootnnes of hostility to the 'oiitiiutio , Its imputa tion upon the spirit in wblch It originated, Its denial of tbe equality ot the States, and i s invocation of a higher law thau the constitution, and its who c scheme of civil di-tcord, to be ac complished by political usurpation, as a natural result and con ation rr tion ot the latitudinal tan doctrines and I also and erro neon ,iolicy which, since the foundation of Ihe government, have characterised the opponents ot tbe democracy. 4. HcEOlved, That the determination of (Engross, avowed In the Kausas Nebraska bill, to reject from the national councils the subject of slavery In tbe 1 errltories, and to leave the peo ple thereof tree to regulate their domestic instl utlous in their own way, subject only to tbe constitution of the United ?tates, is one that accords with the sentiments of the demooracv of the State and with the traditional course of legislation by Congress, which, tinder democratic auspices has giadually, in succees aive Territorial bills, extended the domain of popular right and limited tbe range of Congressional act on; and that we believe this disposition of this question will result mns< auspiciously to the peace ot the Union and the cause of grod government. 6. Resolved, That in the larguageof tne recent message of President Pleroeto Congress, the people of the Teirltory, by its organic law, possessing the right to determine their domes tic Institutions, are entitled, while deporting themselves peace fully, to the free <>xerciso|of that right, and must oe protected In the enjoyment of it, without interference on tbe part of the citi zens of any of the States (.The sixth is the same aa that passed by the caucus of the democratic members of Congress in the 1st of December con gratulating the country on the triumph of thu principles ot the Nebraska bill In 'he elections, altered bo as fo read "'his con vention," Instead of "the democratic members of the Houm of Representatives "] 7. Resolved, lhat though we have encountered in the field of politics for upwards of twenty >ears as our determined and most effective opponent, tbe whig party, we cannot forbear the expression of our regret at its death. And we deem It due to tbe memory of a gallant adversa>y to say, that its open aud manly warfare? the rational scope of it* principles ? the high ?4ooe and ability of its leaders, made it an antagonist worthy of the democracy, and that the record of its life contrasts well with that ot the secret sectional and narrow minded factions which have succeeded 1', and which claim to divide its politi cal lnherltence. 8 Resolved, That the administration of President Pierce has merited the npproval of the democracy of this Slate and Union; manifesting as it ha*, on ever, occasion, in which the national honor h?s been involved, a most patriotic and determined Silrit, exhibiting in a' I Its departments vigilance, "nsrgy, snd gld probity, protecting tbe ir iasur> from the csrrupt com binations of Congress by tt'ne exercise of the veto power, aud maintaining the cause of democracy by the eunudatlon of sound opinions, and the example of good gnvei nmeat and wise measure* . 9. Resolved, lhat the delegates selected by this Convention, lo represent the State of -New York in the Nation tl Oouvention, are hereby Instructed to cast the vote of (lab Mate ss a unit, and that a majority of the delegates are heruby authorized to Ull all vacancies occurring In their body. At three o'clock this afternoon the Convention met, Mr. Ludlow in the chair. Mr. Jkwett, of Monroe, from the committee on the subject, reported the following named persons for dele gates to the Cincinnati Convention:? AT LARGE. Horatio Seymour, Dean Riohmond, . Nicholas Hill, Jr., Robert Kelly. IHst. DISTRICT DELEGATED. 1 ? W. 0. Ludlow, of Suffolk and tl. F. Jones, of Queens. 2. ? Samuel K. Johnson and Tbomas G. Talltnadge. &*? Thoma.i Bowers and Albert Smith. 4. ? John Kelley and Ueoige H. Purser. 5.? Stephen II. Keeks and Wilton .Small. , 6. ? Isaac V. Fowler aud John Cocnrane. 7. ? WiMiam 1). Kennedy and Wi.liam J. l'eck. 8 ? Ixirenzo B. Sht paid and Daniel F. Fieeiaan. 9. ? Jarre* Cocnor snd Ator B. Crane. 10 J ob n C. Hoiley and David E. Fowier. 11. ? T. IV. Westbruok and Dan 'or h K. Olney. 12. ? Jchn F. Bcekman and Gilbert Dean. 1?. ? William A. I loach and Charles I.. McArthur. .14 ? John V. L. Prujn and John McKmgtit. 15- ? Isaac W. Bishop and Joshua M. Todd. 16 ? 1'itcot.by Hoyle and Augustus C. Hand. 17. ? Jf hn L. Russell and W. C. C ain. "18.? John C. Wright and hlias Brown. 19.? Rober* i'ark-r and Smuel M. Shaw. SO. ? John Spracker and Franc's Koe an. 21. ? Horatio Ballard and Horace 1'. Grlndie. 2"-. ? Sands A. Kenyon and Sidney F. rairchild. 23. ? Dewitt C. West, end Chsrles S-nith. 24 ? Dennis McCarthy and Seth Hrtchlnson. 26. ? 1- Imore P. Rmb and Calvin Foster. 2?i ? W. C. Drezer, of Ontario andC. .--entoll, of Seneca. 27. ? John J. Taylor, of Tiegu, and Henry D. Barto, of , Tompkins. 28. ? W. C. Rhodes, of it teuben, and James Falkner, of Livingston. 29. ? 8. 1'. Jewett and .Tomes C. Campbell. 80. ? Henry 'Giowac-ki, of Genesee, and L. P. Weatherby, of Alleghany. 31. ? William Vandoivort, of Niagara, and O. Tousley, of Orleans. 32.? Israel T. Hatch and James M. Murpby, of Erie. 33. ? Samuel P. Jenks, of Cattarsgus, and Hiram Sackett. of Chautaque. Mr. Briggh, of Kings, congratulated the committee on the completion of its labors. He urged the adoption of the report, and called for tbe previous question. The notion was carried, and the report adopted. ' A delegate presented a resolution that, if it be found that any of the delegates are affiliated with the Know Kothing Order, the delegati<.n sbail expel him, and ap poict a substitute. This was adopted with applause. Mr. SufTABD moved a vote of thanks to the ofiicers. The Chair returned thanks, when, on motion, the Con vention adjourned, without day. Superior Court? General Term. Hon. Judges Bosworth and Woodruff presiding. MOTION FOB A NEW TRIAL IN THE FORREST DI VORCE CAPE. HBTOND DAT. J as, 11. ? Catharine N. torrent, Hespandent, vt. Edwin Forritt, Ajtjiellant. ? Mr. Van Buren concluded his argu ment this day. The Attorney Gen-ral, Mr. Ogden Hoff man, is associate counsel for Mr. Forrest. The counsel for appellant commenced his argument in* opposition to the motion for a new trial, and submitted 'the following POINTS O.N TI1B PART OK TIIH PIAI.TIOT, OS TUK DKFE.VDANT'S APFXAL. First point. ? This cau*e comes before the court, not npon a case containing all the evidence, fol 1,. '>!!>, but Merely npen a bill of excep'ions, folios 80. 81 and 1,809. No motion for a new trial was made at (be .Special Term, nor was any motion for a non suit made, nor was any ?point Wf law presented at the trial touching the sufficien cy of the evidence. folios 147, 148, and l.T'.'O, 1,797? con Bequently no investigation of the goneral merits can arii-e on the hea' ing ot the defendant's appeal. Second point.? It such inquiry should ari<e, it would be found that the testimony is ample to exculpate the plaintiff, and to inculpate the defendant. Third point. ? The exception to the introduction of evl ' dencej affecting Ann F1 iwrs' character tor chastity wan not will taken; amon? other reasons, became the de fendant had previously enreavored to ostablish, by the te timonyef said witness, a successful conspiracy be tween the plaintiff and Captain Howard, for tue purpise of enabling 1 he latter to ravish the witness, in ord-ir thereby to screen frtm detection th'ir own imputed guilt. Cese, fols. 377, 384 to 391, 397 to 409. See Ur?r exception ,at|iol?. 1,326, Ac. 1. Kvldenoe that the witness was pieviously a le?d woman, was admissible in refe rence to this identicil issue, raised by the defendant himself 2. It|was quite unimportant, for it on'y tended to prove what was already tully established by her own eri'ter ce. Fourth point. ? The exceptions to the evidence touch og alimony, end to tbe submission of that point to the uiy, are not well taken, for many reasons; olios 1,792. 1,790. 1. The code which was n force when the causo was tried, required the case to be tried by Jury. Code, section 263 or 208. 1. Fvfn in case* not trianle by course by jury, the Spe cial 'lerm has full authority, in Its discretion, to submit to the jury any ppeclfis question of fact. Code, section 264 or *09. Fifth point. ? On the adiaianlons contained In the an ' swer,' and with or withoor reference to the evidence given on the trial, and the tin 'Ing on the alimony p lint, the Special Term ailowee the p>oper amount of alimony. 1. The defendant's estate is admitted to be w jrth $lf>0. ? 000; answer folio 66. Unless want 'nl.v permitted to lie ?waste, it would produce $9,000 per annum; nnd to allow less than one-third of this sum won'd be highly unjust. 2. It does not appear that the jnrtgtront of tae tipec'al Te'm wont upon the finding ot the Jury, or wi hout fur ther and adequate evidence; and ;f a reference was pro per, it does not appear that the defendant destred It, or adduced or cefired to adduce other evidence. Folios 72 t.nd 1,802. ."ix'h point. ? The defendant s appeal should not he sus tained. I'OIMTH OM Tin! TART OP THK PIAIHTIFF ON I1KR BILL 0? First point.? There is no warrant In lew or re asm for rewarding the defendant's crimioalltv by sn exoneration of his estate from a lien which h^s at Inched In favor of the plain .iff by firtue of lw murriag* , THE POUGHKEEPSIK CATASTROPHE. Investigations Con tlnne<l?? Collision Between Coroner*? Vlie Haiti of the Company? Interesting Ctue? Verdict of the Jnry, &c. The Janes of inquest met again yesterday at the hour appointed ana oontinued the examination of witnesses. cokoneb collins' inquiry*. The investigation presided over by Coroner Collin*, on the body of Mrs. Green, met at the Court House: ? Henry Camp, the conductor of the Pcughkeepsle way train, continued his testimony: ? I was nut looking out (or signals, that is no part ot my duty; the last car oi the expreis train wax entirely demolished; the side burst out by the train's entering; the floor wa* ground to pieces: I saw persons partly under the wreck; we went to work at once to lift the wreck off; it was the aide of the car that confined the sufferers, and when we raised these we got them oat; I saw a man and a womm deal; 1 did not see any one on the engine; Milton station is a mile and a halt or two miles from where the collision took place; 1 understand that to be wh jre the cause of stoppage existed; the distance being so great, I deem it was highly Imprudent to stop the train near th? cu've; the train should have run to where the dis tance was longer and where the view ef the tralo was clear ; the brakes of my train wer? on hs high as they could be forced down, before the collision. H. Could your engineer have heard the whistle it one had been given, that is north of the cat? A. 1 doubt whether he could while on the engine; the njlse of the en glne, I think, would clash the sound of the whtiole; if I was on the engine 1 donbt whether, the wind blowing strong lrom the west, as on this occasion, I oould hear the whistle, unless I was listening for it; there are two or three things that might oocar to prevent the engineer from seeing ' he train; 1 consider that one of my engineers Lao been over worked, and consequently he w&-t not so watchfully on the aleit as usual; I reter now more par ticularly to t ho engineer of the Pacific; the grade from i the cut to the place of the collision la descending; the name of the engineers were Walter Dawson, on the Mis souri, ami John Karle, on the Pacific; to_see the signal at the south end of the cut wag not distance enough for us to stay the train in time to avoid the collision; I cannot t ay if the iiugman stationed at the north end of the out was at bis post; Bishop Sheek, the boggsge master, and Ctmge W. Sergeant, the freight agent, and the en gineer of thej? Missouri, can better tell this ; the flagman at one station cannot at all 1imos or from all points see the fltgman neurest him;. there is about one flag station to each milo of road ; I have been a conductor three years last September, and never had an accident on my run; if I had ruu at five nilles sn hor.r I should not make my time, and If I did not do so I should soon be told that 1 was not wanted to >nn a tiain on this line; mv opinion is that if the U*g u.an was at his ros', attending to his du y, and the en gineer was watching tor signals, there womd be no fear of such a collision, it both engines had been reversed, with the tracks in tlieir condition of Wednesday, I should think the train might have been stopped within five hun dred feet; in the summer season, wien it is easier to stop, with as light a train as I hail, 1 should say we could stop in two hundred and fifty or three hundred feet; I bad the Pacific and Missouri locomotives with me; the niisfortuDe, as far as the flagging was concerned was that the flagman left the cut, as he say*, to go and tell the foremort train to run up to Milton ferry, to see if the tiack was fit to be grne over. Q. Wnat would have prevented this calamity? A. The flagman in the cut having been at hi* post, so that he could have been seen, and for the engine mau to hive seen bim: 1 think that all tlacrmen should bo required to understand the time table: ' hey should be able to read and should have some knowledge of figures; I have never had any conversation with those men; sometimes when stop ped I would ask what for, and would pet. an answer thai I might or might not understand; it is toy duty to stirt the train: in thl* I am directed by the time tab e; 1 de sire to explain that the station master at this station lias got on his book Unit the express train left at 2:66 P. M., ai'd that the Pouglikeepsie train left at 3 r. M. ; he Baid that was the time when t.Le man had r inn to him and told him that the trains had lef'.; he had looked at a clcck which is not the standard time, aad which is a uilnute slower than the regulator; we have nothing to do with the time which hs looked at. Levi Parker, of Albany, being sworn, says ? I was to the rear car of the express train when notioe was given that there was going to be a colli!- ion ; all the pasaenrer* i u.-hed tor the doors; I taw no change of escape in that way, and so attempted to dive out ot the wtrd^W on the east side, when I .ras landed on top of the Pf the accommodation train, which was bthindLu*;|On lovkirg f?f jdv coat find hat lea* a hdy be'ore the engine of v?-e last train; she Was dead; I saw deceased when she was brought on to the car; I started fiom Poughkeejisie at 3 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon; we went 2)? miles below the city; heard no whistle or bell till after the train stopped; saw no flag; did not get oat of the car to see what was the matter; 1 presume that the cause of the deata of thl* w .m*? wa-< the effect ot the collision; should thin* it was ten min utes fiom the time of our stopcage until wo were run into; lpport said that we were stepped by a fltg; it is three quarters of a mile from the south end of the rook cut to the rear end < f tie car where the collision to >k place; the man in chaige of our train had time ti> go to the cut and signal the other train. Aarcn Leggett. of No. 47 Past '.'1st ftreet, New York affirmed, (aid ? 1 left Albauv at 11 o'clock on the arm ing wt the 0th itbt., and was in thejend car, just behind Meters. 1 ord and Cu ting, on the right oand niae of toe car, about ball an hour alier leaving Albany we stoppei : ? alter leaving I'OL'gbkeepsle within one-eight or one fourth of a mile south of the cut we were stopped again ; think we were theie five minutes, the strap cf the bell here pa re way, or was pulled vio lently, then the train wo were in backed a little; tne pas sengers rushed to the back end of the car, and left the door open; heard some one iay jump off, I then jumped up and ran back ; before me was a lady with a little girl, who was hesitatfi.g about jumping, which kept me bask; then we saw the other train coining through the cut, and then I jumped; I thlok the rear car was c >raicg at the rate of about thirty miles an hour; before I jump*l the car bad ceased movitur back, and had commenced to move fmward, but veiy slowly; when I jumped 1 broke the tenden of cy ancle; the rear trtin was at this time If 0 feet behind us, and almost in an instant it struck our car; we were all covered with a clou ) of blajk oust aud cinders. The first I sow, ufter the stn.ike cleared a way, was Mr. Lord bleeding and black : 1 endeavored to help him, but found I was so niucn hurt that 1 could not; 1 got into a car, or rather I stood on the pla"o.-m. he-p ing to take in the injured; there was a la>iy die>-i-a in a drab dress that appeared to be netrly dead; ttie one before us was brought in and Uid inside; her limbs appeared to be broken, and her face was much disfigured and black; we had stepped five or ten minutes before the collision tock olace; 1 saw a red t>g through the open door in rear; a man attached toour train had run back towards the cut: there were four or fir* of these men; when I saw it the flag wan ab nit half way to the cut; I think we had moved on a trifle before the tear engine came in sight; it could not have been more fhan ten minutes from the time of our starling till we stopped; I think that this calamity occurred through thoughtless ness in not sending a flsg back to signal the coming traiu; if we could have sent the flag at the sooth end of the cut the coming train m ghthnve been stopped. Charles H. v an Wycke, of Newourg, N. Y., sworn, says ? I got ou the express tram at 1'oaghkeepsie, near a o'clock on the !>th; the Poug^keepsie tiatn was made up at the time, and ready to go; it consisted o' two cars and two ergine.*, and had no baggage car: we had gone 'wo and a half n lies and then were stoppeo; afterwards we commenced to back a little; I noticed the signal and whis tle of our train befeie we stopped; the whistle seemed to be leisutely blown, no that I did not expetience a tea - of irn med'.ate danger ; three j car* ago there was a colli -tou near the Fame spot, and 1 also liapp"ned on that train; then the whistle was blown sharp; it was not so tu s lime: I sat in the centie of the last car, directly beside the stove; it then occurred to me that the Poughkeepsu* train would soon be along; I thought I would just get out and see what was the matter; just at that moment the locomo tive of our train signalled to start 'he train; heard two whistles blown; they were different in sound, an coming from two sepsra'e organs; the:e was then a sudden jeik of our trMn: shartly after we were struck by a coming train, wheu the car was either raised up or we were raised up and all went to pieces; as I struck the loe I was propelled torwaid some forty or fifty feet; went and belied to relieve the wounded; behind toe engine which ran into us we discovered the entrails ot a h mini neing, and then lorward we found parts o' a body; both engines must have gone tbro.'.Th our rear car; I went into an other car and there taw deceased; sh? seemed to be sut f< ring very much; I asked if I could do an> thing for her; she raid "Oh, no, no, no ? 1 am dead;" sbe had a gold chain round h?r neck, fastet.ed to a wat ih or lo net; the engines of the litnd car ran at great speed; if they had not been thrown off the track, I totnk they wtuld have gone through all the cars ot our train; it was r.ot more than seven mini tea utter leaving I'oug <? keepsie that we stopped ;'a ilngman could h .ve g-me t > the cut it he had been immediately despatched, but ne wiuid not have had time to come back again: wheal s?w he engti e of our train it was detached therefrom; nef. ie we stopped we weve running at about 26 or 110 mites an hour; had not the Poushheepsie train start rd so soon after the cxpiesH the collision could not have occurred; I hriud two whistles blow as we stopped, and two in >re jast hs we staited. bad % whittle been blown an the time u n ight have been hear i a tr He tr..m tc.o train , had a flagman been at the cut I think this would not have oc culted. Jacob Bort' wson, of New York, being placed on the s'and, says ? 1 wss conductor ot the Al any express train leaving Albany at 11 A. M. of ,l?n 0; may have been three oi four minutes behind time at Aliany; I wa* detained at Fchodnch half sn hour by the up rain due the*e; arrived at Hudson St minutes behind time; at Iivoli < ne ot cur cigines broke down; we left it the^e sua ranie on with one engine, arrived at Piiugh'eeusie after 2:40; our time i? l:o0: our star ing thus here ts 1:30; we started on Wednftediy at 2:3fi, btvlcg oo two engines, one biggage car aud four carriage,; I c>m merc d going through the can for iinieU atoi was alf way through the first oar when I heard ihe signal for biakii'g up; I rushed Into the bangnge car aud took the red ting ; I jumped off the train be'ore it stopped, ho ttiit when it stopped I was rear the rear car: 1 then gaveth? flag to the reur braketnan, and told hirn to go f?r ntrth ss pofai Je and stop the eonil .g train, the tlag ti'F.n who had stopped us, fald there wa? a brok*n rail near Milton tunnel; my engineers gave the signal lo back up at the same Ume; I ran f>iw<rd and m itioned them to go on, they had backed hil' tbe length ot a car, the train started to go forwa-d; I said, "Kor Heaver 'a sake go on, go on ;" Just at that time the other train lanlnto us; we tad g ine ab ut. half the lenfii of a car ahead; tli?re was onn Ilngman ip the nut, and I had started the other one back; there were abont fltie<n wounded and three killed j the rear and t*o< nd cais we * broken, and the platforms of the third and fourth and b?hJW11w,ere b?kfo op; from tl? time I heard the slgnai tuf 1 *M offthe train waa not mom than a minute and a hk "i w engineer had no right ta trick up; the coupling e forward engine gave way aftirr we were struck; bad the whittle been kept blowing ! think the engineer could not have heard it; the noise of *n engine itf such that he eould not hear ft - I think th*i it did not exceed two minutes from ffto' time we starred before we were struck; from the sotrfh cud of the out to the place of disaster waa about one I thousand feet; had ? signal been at the siuth end of the cut, and the engineer seen It, I think the train ooulj have been stepped; had h? been at hid station the disas ter would not have occurred; I saw the tiagmnn coining towards us in the cut; did not see him when hat passed his Htation, tbe window* were ho frosty; the ralT said to be broken was one mi'e or more ahead; had I known that it wax so far ahead 1 should not bare stopped there; as 1 was running back the flagman told me there was a brckrn rail near Milton tunnel; from the time we left 1'oughkeersie to the place of the disaster was Cour or live minutes , then we stopped aoout two minutea before we were struck; had the l'oughkeepsie train started on her time I think there would have been no disaster; 1 think fifteen minutes Is the least time that one train should start af er another has left ; accord ing to Mr. Hitchcock's memorandum there were live minutes between the leaving of the truina; had we had three minutes mire we should have been out ot the way; when a connection Is oil a driving wheel of an engine it makes a great difference in reversing an engine; we do tot usually reverse an engine unless in cases or gieat danger; have never known a train in motion with all the brakes "hard d>>wn" unless It la to stop a train; it is dangerous; in a book issued by the oompauy we are direced to presa ten minutes behind; on time table it says, "two mllea in the rear and proceed with gee lit cau ilou;" had 1 been on the bind train I think I should have waiied ten minutes before starting; this book 1 speak of is in the possession of all the conductors; the lUgmau who stepped us was the one at Milton ferry; tbe one in the cut waa at his station; the south flagman was out of liis place ; his orders are to go back '-far enough to stop the train;" some of the men we have aa flagmen are nov possessed of much discreti n, and are not such as should be entrusted with that buaioesa; from the forward part of my train I could sea the flagman in tbe cut; be had a signal flying: he appeared to be going south, then be went nortn; his station is at the north end of tbs out; I thick his station could be seen one hun dreti yards noith ; the 1'ougbkeepste train could not have Mopped bad be seen the signal in the condition o! the track; In going at thirty miles an hour the wheels would; cot have taken hold of the rail; the rail was quite bad it was wrong to start the Poughkeepsie train so soon an 4 equally so tar the flagman to be away from his post; the collision would have been avoiced had be been given three quartern of a mile by the flagman: a conductor lAs contiol over tbe speed of a train. .lames Spooner, of Matta van, Dutchess county, wait ewoin, but merely corroborated the statements made by Lim jeaterdav, as did also John C. Hltohsook, of Poughkeepsie, the ticket agent. Joseph Alger, of Troy, sworn, says? I am baggage mas ter on the 11 A. M. train trom Albany; waa on ihe train Wednesday. He conobo'ated in full the testimony of Mr. Borrowson relative to his action la sending back the red flag. He testified farther? 1 do not know that I ever taw one of the employees tf oar road under the influence of liquor. W'i liam R. Gough repeated his evidence of yesterdav, in tearly the aame words. Bishop Bhuto, of 112 Fourteenth street, was called and sworn, hays ? I am baggage master on the Poughkeapsle rain and have been employed on the road lor fmr yeara hnd over; tbe foim'r part of my term was served aa a btakeman. and subsequently I was made baggage mas ter; left thi:i station Wednesday last at 3 o'clock, about trom tlx to e%ht minutes after the express tram had left; saw two red flags near the cut; could hear the aound of the whistle tor a niile cn ordinary tccasiona; we were running at aliout twenty-five mile') an hour; the flagmen sl-oulo be educated men; present wages to them are about $10 per month. H?nry Camp was recalled to testify relative to the time table and rules of the company. Ho presented a copy bf tbe time table in evidence. t George W. -ergeant was next called. ? I have been em ployed on tie load lor tour years: for three yeara and nine month* tut braleuan and tor tne rest of the time as height agent; left Poughkeepsie Wednesday at 3 ?'clock, oi theieabcut*. He corroborated bis testimony an pub lished by us yesterday. After the o -llislju took place. says? I went back with a flag u'lich I t'>uk from the btakeman ; I did thia to stop anything that might be comirg behind us; I came as far *s i'orgiikeephie. I saw no flagman with a red ilag between tbe pUoe ot the disas ter and the ptailon here; 1 think there was a flagman be tween the north end of the cut and ti e place of collision, the train was out of the cut, on the a nth end, whan I heaid the whistle; It la usual with us to cu-ry several red as aiduJs. we ?la? carry red lanterns aid totpe ?i' ef ; I could bo', tay the exact time of oar leaving aft* the txpteaa tiain, but ehoulj judge that it was about tea ninutft. At this noment Mr. Fanning, foieman of tbe Kxchang House jurj , made hia appearance. He remarked? 1 nave an order liere i n the Coic nor claiming some property 1 would explain to the Coroner thia person whose identity we were not nreviou?ly cnablrd to establish has now been identified. We tound on his person two baggige checks, which wt lent to New Voik, and in that way we have found out every thirg con< eining him. Eis name is J/ta. Gordon, and in bis trunk are papers to show that thfe gentleman lately trjured is conntcied with aome portion cf the progeny beforn 'his jur}. A consultation waa herb bau as to the delivery of the pioper'y. Mr. Otis ? If that property is placed in your hands for s*te keeping, we fliail want a legal receipt. Mr. Funning ? Wo understand that. Some further ctnverration was had, when it waa not deemed advisable to deliver any prooerty at present. Mr. Funning then twk bis eave, returning in a faw moment* with ( Wi ner Taylor, who made a formal demand for the pioperty. After aome quibbling the documents were given up. and a receipt bai for Uiem. The list ia pub lished belt alter. Mart.n 1,. Mykea, ot I'-Mighkeepsie, sworn, Bays:? I am snpeiintf ndsat of the Hudson river rallroaa; the rules and regulations cf tbe road aie such as I found in opera lion wlcu 1 c? mmenceti my services; ii is my immediate business to| attend t? these mattera; I do what 1 desire, i nder advisetrent; wo hare rules and regulations for the running of trains and do not allow conductora to go be jond tbeoi unloea it ia in case of some hing b*ycnd the siv pe ? 1 the rules, (shown time table) This id our regular able < f November laat. We have one since numbered Lt>. The Povghkeepsie train should start at 2.45 That, tram ia ubordinate to Ihe through tr:un. The train being ce'ained, tbe following rules govern. Wlien anv train is lrra^ular, or behind time, from acci dent or otherwise, tliesiatlon muster must see Uint the fact is rejiLrteu to ihe ronductor of Ihe following train, with such caution Riven as the cane may require. 'I rains luivlng occasion to ship on the road, or at a station when out ot nine, or when not de-Unatad as a stopping i lsi e, must In a 1 cspes send out signals to warn and stop an) approaching train; Hnd lake mch a position and measures as ?u ^tiard s^ainst the pcasihtlity ot acolision with othar trains, iitso *h- n a train Ih behind tfmt , and Habl* to Ae overwken l y mother train the ergln^msL and conductor must take such precautions as to guard against accidents I trtqutntly deviate from the reguhr time table for ?perific occasions; I do n >t rememDer ever to have given

c .crtuctor Cump lnslructiobs to wait, until three o'clock for the thi> ngh trjin; I siioulrl think it doubtful if two engii.es wiih tour cars could get two miles ahead in five minutes en such a Cay as Wsdnesday; the rules of tie r< ad w. uiil ifquiie ibe conductor to wait ten a^nutua; pt y train tbat would s'art within that time la the ab sence of any special ins'.ructions, would be consider ed as doling so in violation of the regulation ; firm the poitt wlme the ebgineer sajs thit tils car stoiped when be was tlaggsd. I cannot think tbere was ro< ni tor the rear train to stop; from tbe rear of the trnir. to the south end of the we-t point of the cut la 448 paces; we average one flagman to each mile, and it eir rules uie as follows:?. At a'l rosd crocsirgs. brlckjsrd crossings, ir?d other cosa in <is on the evel of the track adjoining drawbridges. In steep rock and enrib cuts, and a' p'aces where there Is not a cletr v ew i ' the track, and whsrc It is liable to be obstructed, flag men nnd slgtialmeu mast, he stationed He ttapmcn and slgta'meu must have a cony of the time table, and know the tin e of passh g ot alt tbe traina Ibey mist be nrovided with a crowbar shovel, sledge, sp king nmu.s, tpikes. red aud white lanie'ns. ai?d with a Ilag sisfl eight teet long, atid have a ?hlie Ilag ihree loet ? t,uare at one end, and a red flag 1 1 the aame sire at the otber end h Isynen and slgna mtn nnnst be at their posts st lsast (If Ken niinu'es helore the passlnr of each regular train, Bnd w benever a train is due or expected, ULleaa ctnerwlse directed by the Ijei ernl nuperinteniien'. If sn) otistruciions are on the traeu, or any trafa, engine or err running loo close to cr sp|rroaching another ualn on the si me lr:ick, or fiom any cause the san tyot t tie Irtln U en dai gered the red llsg must be dlsilnot v shosii, and treat i sins i?ken to wnru tbe ir-lns In time Wbenever 'hs signal ? shown at he drawbridge tba' tt is oi'cn adjoining tUgmea wiL i ej.eat Ue signal hy showing a red Ilag or red ilgh ., ?nd will continue to do so until tiiey fee the druwhrldge closed and the wli te signal shown, which they can then repeal At nlgbt a ? bite or red light to he used, lostea<| of flags. At Intervale l.etween ihe trains the ll?gn en must examine 'be trsck under tt-eir itarge snd see that it Is c ear, and must tn no esse fl ow the white signal unless Ibey anow that all Is rlnlit; and they must do such work on their rack- In ihe way of ki ej.li g ihe wedges and chairs right, and the spikes ?el. di lv? n, ss il e read master may direct At > tin ill ? n or htgnalman abfeot from his po<t during bosh e fs iu o;s. without the consent of ihe Muperintoudeci!, wl I be tcrthwltb dlscbaiged Uagn en are urual'y a class of men equal to track re paireis; they aie very generally cdoseu trom tbein; know, as a general rule, that four-fifths of jur men ar? not able to sign their names; I think with a go >d rail, the train might bavu been stopped from tbe nou h eud of (be cut to the piece of colii-ic n; on that day 1 should think li very dooht'nl the flagman should if he wanted to s op the train, bave gone at least a mile towards toe c< mtr g iiain. Ibejniy then sdjt urned for an hour's recess-. a!te whicli tbf y me' and resumed their sitting. AKTBVNOON SESSION romrr.er c*d al twentv minutes ,i?st two o'o'ock. Hv. i* ana, of Troy, sworn, sa>s:? I am in ths eaaplo ot i be Hudson Kiver Halln ?d, as he id biaketnan on 11 o'eltif k exprfss traiu oown from Albany; snivel at I'c ughktcpfie a it w minu'es be 'ore 3 o'clock; H<wers>n cr" uc*?r tt.c train; at about one and a half mi'e bet w I ouglik ep>lo 1 e^rd whis'le for putting on b akes; th ?in put < n; he then sent mo to 1'ouguktepaie with a ied t sp Jobu MeCloot), s fl?gp-,au on the road sworn, says:? 1 ? in a flag me n on the Hudson River liallroftd, down wli re the accident happened; I flsggo.l the Aliany express traiu bcut ore liunmed rods, with roy white ttsg, | cno t write; I ssw a nian In my cut with a red ling nnd I weo* to 1. m; hp was cal'ed to the brloge. and I folio * ?l him until 1 was Mil to meet the train; I stood on the let 1st ; rt y Btdcra aie to stand to the righ", but thore > ' i ? room lor m? to a' and; I have got tbe tine ' It toy s'all n; I cannot p iot out the r?y tha'. ? e t sb e ts used, bat 1 know a little about figures, fc in? gsnliejosq to re?td tbe time tablv Vj nod I teVkfff? ^ thtlk fcek,ad **? dl*?r ??/ <>?n I h^? Ig ?_i**ader"tl,,Ml tte dut/ of alla?< Ltr? , Z?' twl?e had to t kit* a red Hag dun ?? ?ten- f*n> h?,^I?i1*T^r r**1^ *h# *?!?? controlling tUg *\thl ?"Si*"-.! !^Ur'' 1 ?" *?? nod tor, k ttrint ?*???*, on ; Mr. Flood tlilfek K* '*?!!? fW r* co",?1' rot?ud and par* u*; I ucdtrxtud *'??? J?,i 7' f* H *co'*'1'4 ? a srrea' deal ,' f MichSe* flea^T'?' n,ut? Bw llm#' ?dV other jury wSZ next rJi who b?fr>re th? nor WUhiUtta?.?^"' ?*OU"' "** t??. line ubto l'uur incctbi *i#nal lantern w*x broken about cup v . ' l"'d jMkB not t>?en replaced. I re auv ?a (h f r the 1 ? re*l? *? mtl 10 ? time table, ana theu 1 i"I; I "???bw the ?' Uli, Tu ed^iruL'rr^zn f ,he Mi*?nri' *? ?*?>? iMt funilar statement to that of rhurwiay S#5^SS3SS C1,'e ? 00ck. w^n a verdict will be considered JFaftF^-CEXsrs, S~??^*&?5S found? .nX^Hl,^, ?Kn,r'^u ,a V? %' ^-"Kno^n** *tMWv with the foUowingPU^ ffissr a S- ? Tr^= KSSr-'cK. '?? fa? C*S3S fesswr: CO, and each and every of ua '"t^Ute, a^sSfe?ft are - sktSS? H ^sswris -aid estate i a J2, fuU Pc*'er to wind up the r&gta V Married, in the Cathedral? Canterbury 18"4' f < Jamts Gordon, l>3d Keginnnt, J I n. Ma,ia twiolana England, * J !ZJ1^? ?- K MA"?IorP, Sacrtat \ sSSSxS ibti name o? atce^^d t SfAT?*!""?"1' b?^"8 on it ^ lHfrti- u p<ir? * '' Ivs, dated JLondoo. January favor (.fJimt. rw ? ??r *l<>, provincial currency, in l ajalOe thr?e nunthafrcm date to the ordw of Wil ufn ssssaHas tfaai 3? mr ? 5Stt John^a'noti for'^iol, ^Jfc" i'- Gorton'; ranoi tn Mr. Adam (,-irdon, N0. 8B Union te*raee Ah?r Ifiliss )\ z?jz\ *S' S^j5t5! ? SS3?5S"r?fe "lid aeit. 1 ren ain lluly, joor atfecSonai brwhw ' 7 >d^WHn,(e bj T?' ??" *0<^? -ab,?.eS U0al,0*V I'blJnnj^ri'i ia Geor?e Oordoo, No 7M Lombard atr.et, t,n ti ef) urn sal of thin letter the Coroner desoatchel r yTI]e!,8oll!l?n7h,U' and also ^Joseph KIWI, ol -lit ( anal Mrtet, Lia uame rrequently reourrW ,.?!eVr,'6,' C rv:r ei'; The the?f parties tt lhe renh. aid requcs ca hu ausirfr which ii*ri "os arrived to 7* o'clock iaJt evening ... testimony. Alter ft recofa taken ill! haif-paat two o'clock the MarttaT v g '"r,tbe tuk;n? of ?? Imocy. ' . .1 11. ?1 I " J ""l*" n,e"<3 n. ol tneroad, was flrat I ,? ! I- 'jre'en,M ,b,; "ame extracts Horn tne rulen i.iid legulaiiona nx we I ave already given. Wuh a H?ric adbtrtnce to the regulation* on the road, an i due dlli fTt "n.lle U',Uw offlcerH. a >:l< an ce of t worn i e? et?een the tiama is hufficient; -lie Uiginen Lave their nil'tr o"i,M!"Bt' aid receive them from the ro,d h? w th?nv A It ? tT i '' tljU ,UK"i?u cannot rBud, n ,n, t.f'.i .. Merely a matter ?1" l .rm t. furnUi ,i . flajimen; nil thejr h?ve to do U to sim?i the tiaii.N a.- they paxi.; it woul.lc f cour?e b' D referable l. ?L'^> l'ld ^ men; n? conductor i. a - IriTh the rU,"f- dhc""IUB wh?" it would cocflin ot fell I'V ? the road; Jame.i Flo. .d 1, road mwter -he ou'y ,' t'he l.a^m^t^^U^,^; tnd the piace ?heie the .ic ident toot pUoe. JSI . 1' l<Kld hhid. OH u?riy> ?. f ft m ? . , p!oy of I he liu.laon Hiver *ailroa,l G.mpany an trtTk ^rvsast^j^sSsSKaS J ^Uh"heU i^'trucuc^. ~ flymen; ffi t me tablet- son, e dayn before auy . oaog, u fuectl t l !e il.Vm 1 my ,mn C?Ulfl leai1' bu1 ,mvM lately ti c ver cL'k ?r ,W" CaMOt; e'lcli I watch or S2Z&&-*%Z2 m ? lie ei^tne wuh nau.ed !-upert?i ; *hen I a*wa rJi iu / uZn TJn ht?PP didn'"?? 'he "iili Id- red .h Broweraon runuing bnt:K "> '?>n ?o InclaboutTrtyTj; when>1(lt,^dCiwed *' th.r y-fire miiea an hour , P^ ' W' w b lot tii ix pKcr:,&tb?V7c!llTruT0,I!hinndf the Ml^o^ At twenty di Inn tea pa^t live , 'clo.-k th? srrs&a^ss&Sxft^'y it .?>> i ? ? ttt the aninc tune they orai-e ?)!? i . ^ DiH 1 1 Hiu Ad H <'11 as hti i aw tt n i ' 7 " ^'Mttore atare tba? they c m-ldei fh.t tV TIIE WOUNDED A I "he li'.iureii {>h i Ht>- i< g at I'ougJueep'lo a'? ii jn vu y v iiiii i y <>' ihem nn?t?-r the cure ot Dr. Qinici> i 1 iw i t hie ri y,) if w exi ept oi.ly Mra Hint <h?y nm' wi'h cvciy nifii'l in I r tn the cl'i/cn-t nt *ii <ui ? ? tu mt>)? frm'ii n ?honM hi' mv? <?' Mr? -nwyer, VU-i l r, wn, Mrn. 1 elave'gtif, Mm Miller, und othor h mnlon ?' the 1 xcharge Hi ii"". GORI'On's RELATIVKH. A1 lib. lit eleven n'cl ? . a te egi itphli despatch w.ib *o fi ni 'ho hrothc if ho new j idoinifled i> of I Mi. J?me? (ror CD, at I hila U l| h ? Ho Rtn'ed 'hitl he i. a<1 t ready - tar ed frr-m New York and ? houlii oe at i tughkei i>?le ^liix nictuipg. THE C0K0NER8. rhi' F?cr? 'fc i j f t! ? lUtlr mi t: imni'sionerx made hi* iij i ?arm ci' lit !'? ughhi- puie je.tercky nftotionn. He 1. 1 (ormiit the two Ur u nem c*l Inj fn- a r icy of their ii inu on to tie imnenled to the It ??> ?1 at Albany during he ct tiling week. MRS CIJ AULKH II. ORKKVE. ItliOOKLTM, Jan. 11, 18*6. Mr. Jameb Gout" n KK>Mrrr: ? }- ;n- Will jiu he so kin a* tn correc' a ntatomfnt m ?l.e IIkiuid ol to- day , 'h?' Mr*. Cturlen H iliwne ?m riihi lulh mut'lat-0 ai d miing ed" liy ttan Kle am*U1? it in the Hud* n HJvn Railr .a<i I mw h#r rr n?in< al I ov glikee|irie; there wan no mutilation, nor even lane rtllt? Oi* or feoih ul her UaiM aero auppiwed to tave been broken, and beudes.bemg scaMedfthere ?u n > exter nal evidence of injury. To many of her numenus dis tent friends your paper will prooably oonvey ha first ot ber decease. This correction may am ? .-ate thwAufierlnga. GlpKON U. MDNDY. American Prnidenllal Movements. *1*TINQ OK LIV* OAK CLOB NO. 1- LIV1 OAK ON K1BK? 8PBKCHB8 OP MKS8K8. BABKHB, FOdlHC*, LANDKR AND ANDBSWB. Quite a respectab e audience wan in attendance at the meet log of the members of Lire Oak Gab No. 1, which WM held last night at No. 766 Broadway, at the rooms f.rmerly occupied by the Democratic Union Club during the canvass ot 1862. Among those pro.eni we--e mau? well known members ol lit' American party who favor the elevatior ol George law to the Presidency. A baud or muaic Was in attendance, au ) p.ayed some excellent uiuhic during the evening. . Mr. James W. Barker was called to the cbair, and Me* tire. W. J. fuller and A. Biaiadoll officiated as Secre Mr. FUUA* then read the following oti'-emsnt, ai the bast* ot the organliatiin of the elm:? Whereas, the time is near when the American party U to cotuummiie lis national organization, by nominating nation*! standard bearers, anl entering npon a P residential content, and wheieaa, the issue of that oonteat wriil depend musn on the character of tboee stanilarc bearers; aud whereas, the cuunu \ demands oi thi> tmerican party, an the orice of lis sue and eccordiDK 'o it* promise*, the inauguration or a re form admtiilaii atiou of the naUuiial govern'neut an adtninis ?ration at oiire vl|;nrip. practical economical, patriotic and thoroughl y s mrnauj? an administration that will toiplre cocti ottiu.- at home and command respect aoritad; and whereas, l* secure sucb an administration, the American oarty must corn mt lis national u us'a to men ot better capacity and cbaracter than have Uuerly held lh.ni; and whereas, with a candidate for President! equal lotheopoortnnl y and necessities o theAmerl can part* ? a man in whom the people ran confide, and whose e*BeuUai character and antecedents will be ample pledge ot hit. fitness tor the pout, nnd thtt he will fullil tbe duties it im poses? a i.allonal victor* lor Americanism, in 18S6'* Inevitable. lh?-ielorfc, the undersigned, membeis of the American party believing the Ume has arrived when the people should be besrd an to their opinions and preiereuoes, boidly sfam their ct rvlcilon th?t 'h>- best interests of the American ptr'y and of tbe country ("emsnd for 'he Presidency such a man as liHH been shot e defined anil that, judged bv the severer me* sure, they beliete New York's distinguished son, George L?w, la such a roan? is the man. The utideraigned are confident that no otter name can bring equal strength. uiutj and enthusiasm to Ihe American party, or snoh general sattsiactlon to the masses of the American people, Their ground for this eou fUlt Dee is the lac'- Uiat George Law la eraphatlcliv one ol the people? a great American self made mm? horn lu the bum bleu ranks, and ailva.tced by hie own talent. Industry Integrity and enterprise, uml! hla n oe inked with the noblest that lllnstri' o the genius and InstituUons ol our country George Law. ti.or:i lully Uian any o'her man living. represents the American peop cj by his past labor ami achievomeuta he spfc.ailv represents the great American Industrial cltsses? the farmer* the mechanics the merchants and the men ot enterprise. K.'evailt.g himself to eminence and fortune, ne bas co* 'erred vsst benefits on the public, on hla htate and conntry 1 he record of bis works U written on enduring monuments. The best proof of his fitnesa tor the Presidency is tbe so endidrecotd of bl* individual success? many Of hla enterprlscb havlLg tioen semi-national, 'n magnitude and tm Lortanre. Hla rulirg cluuaciurlHtic* are, a compre- enslvo BBiBd, stored with every pracltsal koowl?d?e; a prompt and sure miicmmt. t qua to every emeigency; uu-urpassed execu tive aMil'N, ao iincoiii|tieral)le energy, and an Iron will to htand tor the right; it ..atriotic devotion to Uie Unon, her peice. htr Inieretts and oer honor; ana last, though not least, a boia hesit and hand, euber .o clasp his friends or to strike his coun try's eDemies. Nominate George Law, and the personal cohe sioti ot ihe Amtwlcau party is insured. Ihe people wlU ever>' ? where rally Ui bis standard. They will peroeive in bisnomlaa Uon a recognition of ib-rase-ven. ?>,? As a mesne of at'estin* the earne?tne?s of these views, the underfilled have retolved u? aa-ioclatx themselves aa a cinb to be railed Live Osk club. Wumber One? and thus asuo ciatioe. we pledge ou'Sf ives lo use every honorable mean* In our power to .ei*ur*' the nomination aud election oi Goorge Law to the l'resli ene . of thani Untied stales. 1 be oflloers of this club shall be a preslden', vice president, recording and co-rea^ondlng secretarier, treasurer and an executive ooronii'tee, 10 which U16 officers betorc uamed dh&il ' Slemb'ii'sl lpH to this club ?hall be elective. Nopledge shall he required, sate tbe word ot honor to act In ooooert wtlu the club, and th? subscription ot name to tnls statement All rpoess?r.> tunos hall he raised by equal aaeessmeut on allthe members of the club. ,. . . Mr. til ikk proeeeded to spAak at some length In ?a v. cacj ot tbe statement abovf given alluded to the fact that the room in which they met was foi met ly <>c copied by ".lie C nlon Club, whose President was Jobu Cochrane. The speaker urged the claims ot Mr. Law with much lorce upon bis hearers. ...... ? ,v * Mr. Baukkr t-poke next, and repudiated the idea tr.tt but mtnioora of the Aiue iciin |>*rty could jom vti-j club. lbi? a ne^r party that wai orffaniitug, kud r.ew D.tn and new 1nllu?nce* to actuate it, and a canni cate not ioentified with either of the old parties should be chosen ts its standard bearer. Were a candi date selected from ettuer tke whig or democratic I ar'y his inllueiice sod tlie influence of the American iiUJtv would Ih weakened, and it would be said seilish and taily considerations were at work iu hi- selejtnn. Vor a us part; 1- requires a new msn ? ooe lu who ? the net Lie can have c nntb-uce, aud who could command the i<-. eet auke ot the tets-rtig man and the ml llonalta. ^ccii a man, in the opiuiim ot tbe speaker, was iioorg^ l.iiw. fAppla..se ) He had been btf.,re the isvipl" and had acted so hh to tenure their cimlideuce and respect. This is k gnat ct nin.ereial nation, aud to guide iw destinies suc ctns fully iequiied u man familiar with those laws and etea!. public iu?e-rsts in?olved in commercial -elatl .ns beta-nil trie i a 1 ns of 'he earth. Mr. Barker rep-'dia ed the idea -hat n tii-CUSsioQ a* to candidates shou d take i,I see previous ti the roee mg of ihe convention. He lor cue would T.-efer for lie people to have a choice i,nd ex v ess an opinion, not- was the 2\M of February too soon to hold Ihe contention, last Georgs be pre sented to the i e. t .e on n.s own p<rson?l qualilica'-ioos, u. t t n a plaU'om. taking issues on tiH or that . sideo the 1. osl lines 'ions tt.u- h?ve lately ..giUted tho Union, and iMiihiw* co' i Id pievtnt his triumpUaf. elccion. I et Idni he nominated l>y an American psr y, ?nd Mr. Untker could fi"t see why that woald prevent h!? nomina ien h> the democratic party, aud ny all the us riles ?h" heb udtional cunventii ls, so that there w< ulr. be but one cai,d < a e, a?d that catidida'e George law T> e 'tnaier's platfonn for tlie coming oontest 'tie I i,i r. aLd nothing but the Union, aud George I u ?r for tbe IresiCency. (Applause.) VV. \V. F<*dick sjose next. Ue dll noi think the time lor h Idn g the Ami Mean National Conventioa ti,o esrlv, f -r it was a gieat Ameri -in n^r Km, nKin. for it was t ever too soon to d-> right. VV ha . is witoting ii to b iig order and organization out or the c iigb nieratlon ot parties that n-w exlHa. hinae the bieiiLlng uu of the old whU aud d-cioiratle pa ties then w?s no great national question thai divided the American pei pie, ai d a candidal* or tue proper platfmm bt this juncture of public affairs would be msi reo of su.-ces-. The old question of paiitlca economy, bank tariffs and Uie like, wore all laid usicc and torgotfen, and the public mind craves af ter home thing new. Parties had arisen to i satisfy this put.lio went, but tbey had devo t!d themseUes to this utd that lent | and tue people aere s.e.n disgu-ted with i lien, and pined f. r healthier neuUl pabuium. It .e m;.iiiefl to be nen whother our national politics c. uld be continued bv na i.ioal conHideratiJns, a^d not 1 tul if sues sue I as the slavery question. The Kansas proo em, in tbe opinion ot the apeakt- , was of easy solu^ tu.n Cong i < ss b?c full power in the Tei rltories, and c< uld do what it pleased th^ie, according to bis reading of the provision. t l he Constitu i m. Hie tim-s ?ere ori tliious loi i e? men mid ne* organizations Ihede lnot-rscy v%?re d I viced in 'W" biilvea. likea auatte'ed tree, and tbe Bolde i t?es of An erlcani-m were weaving he t ? cell them n lieaoti ul vesture, while the whii?? * "re as the co ai n ei on 'he Indian sh le, taai no axhemist couid imbut with lile or use. (Applause.) It w?.uau? lir point si ; at ties to chooseatailaale m- n lor oflue -a bvl i oili v OH II c election o< au m men as lyter and Pierce Lsd i/ovsd. Mr. K soic.k spoke at s>mUenCMi In a.V v. c? > <il t'eoige U? tor the l'resi t cy, oonteuiili g that he would tul;y tarry out the Ametican Liea. tie ?antid Mr. law to clean out the Augean stab.ea at Washington wh-ie tlree th iu-an 1 polittcians, not ho m put the public c ib In an unuleari stat?. (Ap iJau>e'.) Mr. hosdii k c.uc.u.l. d by prese tting a ve.y brie bust of G-o'ge l aw, made hy 1. D. Jones, to the ""'sir I W. l?Ayf'i-3t, formerly cnnected with the Pacific Hailroad euterpiise. spote next. He M vowed b'ms'lf * g <s' democ at, and coufes-ed he thtli.r likt il t'aleb Cusbi g and Predden 1'ier.te but thought the ~e.re a y ot War db' not trfit I, in righi in witiih- lo.ng a report lie had writ en IP relatn.i to tbe 1 aclli K llroad. He hooed, f' r t n urt P. that the politicians who infested the C4plt.il and o. nil pted the se.t o p. we. would be wared -it toe b... ii! n ol leloim whether in the haucs o, Gsoige La* "iziVwr-w -I" x* n'*ta,n of Ml. I aw, Impressing every continence In Ins ability ""M^t'e^uclnsiop l.e l?nvT announced ihat soms , lu.,; live Clak ( nibs ?n e ul e?'iy in the proce** ol foroia ti , ttot in a llttie while Uiev would be spread over the f"1 Tbe Vlob a't a" late hour, aij mrted until next Wetlnes cay r lght. Honrd ol iouim luncn. NEW CHAH'll-K H>R THE OITV PROPOSED. Itot/- tuaul mrtt- uiiileil yeeternay * temoon, ia their I, tine f iu 'lie 1 ' ? Hh.11, U.0 l'.e-i'ea* of tbe 3oard, B. t . I ine*? ?y, chair. ib> 11 inuiw ot !,? la"1 B. aid were read and approved. 1 1 ti i ip.- NitiK firm in o der, a m- mortal hah recelrnd (i .1. hooiumi, N. J. Biotr ann o hern, praying tor a r.tnjr < 1 |ni i ccoii g- iii the extettttun ut Ai >*u] nireel. II |n Hi< mortal ?? laid upon the latile. Hie f loiwng leeotu'wnn were otfared by Councilman P)M?r>n : ? I i>. rred rbat a c< mmit4.ee of li\e be appoint! to con ?1 cr uprn ti.e propi l?l> an ; report t > thli Kotrd tie wi j o'Kicbt charter ?n they may nmnn proper to neeuri' iti- i itizcnn nt New V- ik a pood ?c?uonii.:al it iveruroei.t. lit- do ?? (*, Tbat the Board ot Axierimn bo requested to m p I . i i t h Hie luuiiiii i?-e to co-operate wi.n a committee < I tbi? B< art . ihe a'"'*!1 re* intion* were adopted without debat* (Joincilnar. W/Hti.n then i ilered a resolution, calling t< r a i>?<w hut tan t i the street Department, to be called I Butrtb ot In- 1'< c'oi h, ' ' natd bureau t.i oonMat of leu nflict-ri, who chali Lave lull charge of the proper tfteia II n < ! ali the pvil. lie wpiki of oonitrttclin and leptir ci ti icg within "he jnii-dlitWi of toe *aid department 111* leKiution wan referred to Oommltte? n Ordl nMijcen 'be< HAipvAN then stated that he w.iulil announce 'he Hni nre > mil'tw to night, nnd pte-eut ti the Board the ?? In r ci mml'teea ?' an otriy day. Ihe l iiHiici Committee fur thn enauinfr ye^i wan ae Cfti intily until onced af> to 1 w : ? !. u: oilmen O. W. Bar lit, S ii n Hi i tr. ft war- , Wbl'lock and (iray. a ie?< Intli'B ?aMth?n pienen'ed. propifltng an aporo |p ia'ii-o < I 1 1,000 to en'eitaiii the mi i'a y mi Wishing lon'e blrtbdaj, Ittl t/J/OMr a brealfuit ti>r the W erum. 11 1 1? i(km iuM'-n wan leterted to tbe Appropriate Com n litre, when app< in led. Upon motion tbe Board then adjourned till Monday (iei)lB4 ARRIVAL # '.THE CANADA'S MAILS. EJfGLAJTD AMD BOUND DUES. CorioDo Charges Against American Offlekli j>u the Enlistment SehemfT raAcs rumors nrxromorz. Seizure of African Territory by the Portuguese, &C> j Ac., Ac ? The steamship Canada arrived at Boston ear!; yeater day morning, aud her mail*, which we- e forwarded by the first train, were deli vert* I in this city at half |iMt h? Ten o'clock last evening. The Canada leporta, Dec. 23, off Ball/cotton, trelawt, she sptke the Collina steamship Atlantic, bound in to Iiverpool. J-poken Oet. 16, lat. 2 60 N., Ion- 22 10 W., ship George William, 89 day* from New York fur Calcutta. November 26, let. N., Ion. 30 W., Frigate Bird, from Foo-chow too tor London. CaptaJu Long, of the steamship Canada, reports tbat the parage he ha* juDt made wan the moat stormy tm e>er knew. Un the -8th ult., in latitude 49, longitude 40. encountered a teriltie hurricane, which lasted frocs 10 at night till 6 the next morning. The paddle boxes ?f the Carada were considerably damaged by the Co roe af the sea, and tbe officers of tbe deck were forced to tbe masts to main'ain their position. A letter from Copenhagen, of 12th of December, say*;? Some astoidshmeut in felt at seeing a large and deeply laden American ves<-*l remaining heie for Hume time. It is chid that the English govert. merit han received infor mation of an American vessel having left Boston lade* with arms for Ku.<aia, and thia is supposed to be tbe one. Ihe Brighton Gazette of 19th ult., says: ? The two greatest lyrical artistes in tbe werld are at 1hi? mon.eii. residing within three doo'H of each other ? Jenny l.ind at the Bedford Hotel, and O isi in a mansion close to her, wheie the latter will remain till after her confinement, the accouchement of " La Diva" bang riailj expec ted. Mario returned to Brighton from Paris ( n ?a'uiday last and ia at ill here. We bare received Cape of Good Hope papers to tfae 20th October, inclusive; but they contain little news of general interest. The colony was tranquil and thriving. The government had issued a proclamation, granting concitii nal pardons to a number of persons convioted of taking part in the late Kat river rebc-Uon. Advices from St. Petersburg, of the 11th ult., report the death of Count Wielborsky, some time Secretary of tbe Russian Embassy in Ixindon. The Count had gone to the Ciimea to execute a commission of tha Empress ef Uu. aia to tbe hi ok and wounded, and there, in tue uiiM tary hospitals, caught typhus fever, of which ho died. Tbe Im-altde Ru-ae of the 13th December, publishes the following: Aice de-Camp General Prince GortecbakofT has far warded tbe following, under date ct the 28th of Voreaa ber (10tb December) : ? Everything g<.e? on satisfactorily in the Crimea. On he 26th m November (8ch of December;, Colonel Okiobjlo, with a small portion of the detachment of the 1 pi ei Belbek, crossed tho mountain pass which given access to the valley of Baidar, attacked th? artvaeoed posts of the euen^y at Ourkousta and at Baga and hav ing difloged them from those Tillages, threw them beak upon the fcheiueya. ? Twenty prisoners remained in our hands. By tbe ateamsbip Ara at Southampton, (Eng.,) on tbe 20th ult., we have dates from Alexandria, Dec. 6; Malta, 10th; Gibraltar, 16th. The Ava brought sixty two pas sengers, among whom was Sir Laurence Peel, from Cal cutta. Advices from Corfu, of December 8, state that the en ??pe'ic measures of the eh 11 and military authorities have prevented the tholeia from increasing in extaat and malignity in thai inland, cince October 4, when tbe epidemic first appeared, there had been in all 812 cases? that Is, little mote than an overage of twelve per diem? in a population of 70,000. There had been only about fifty cases in the garrison, chiefly among the Berks militia, recently arrived. The mortality had averaged sbDut fifty per cent of thoae attacked in Corfu, bat had been gieatei in Zante, where the epidemic broke out at tbe nme period, ant has raged with greater virulence. Ihe Paiia Mimilcur announced that the Imperial Guard and the regimenta of infantry of tbe line, returned from tbe Crimea, would make a solemn entry into Paris on tbe 29th ult. At tbe Bastile they will be harangued by tbe Emper?r, wbo will then precede them to the Plaoo Vendcn i where the defile will take plice. Advices from .Sevastopol of December 7, say: ? Reavy rain* have fal'en, and the roads are severely tried, but on the wliols they stand the test, uncommonly veil. Tte lailwsy is nearly nixies*', oving to the de struction of trucks. Tracts have still lo be traversed by tboussnds <4 animal* beli ttling to the land transport 0 rpn, aiid many fall exhausted nod die; thus renewing the horrors ol lust winter, the siege artillery is ordered home. Tbe reports f> om Kertch favor the opinion that the enemy Bean to attack it. the Turkish continent i? ssst miijg shape and form every day, and will be uble to give a good account of the Russians should they indeed assail such a formidable position as the allies oc cupy. Ari vices from Madrid are to December 18. They say; ? Tbe Cortfs have grantnd tbe authorizati m aomicded tj the government to collect the taxes in 1866, conform ably to tbe budget of 1865. Ported' trannuillity prevailed eveijwheie. Tie Que- n to-dav received the Mexican Minister, to take leave. The government ban accepted the advances of the Credit Mobilier. M. Olozaya will re. ire after 1 aster. The sitting of the Cortes to-day w*s without in ter* it. The Etj-ana of Madrid, of D?*c. 14. says tha* tbe indent* tity of ? 0,000 duros for the Blsct Warrior affair haa ai* ready been paid to the United States from the treasury of liavaca. Ihe divi< ends on South Carolina and Louisiana bonds have been adver'Ued for payment in London. Ilia Kxcelltncy the Persian Ambassador, feif-ool-MoolV Miri-1 ici'j-Abbas-Kouli-Kbau, arrived at St. Pet?nbmy en tbe 9th ult., and was rectitetl with all the honors due to bis raok A let'er from Manchester, of 18th ult., says The auspension of a large spiruier ami manufacturer at Flrwc.oo, rear Middleton, (Mr. Jsmes Cbeetham.) was n?u ioned on the Exchacge, and took people a good deaj by sorprl-e The n>eeting of creditors is called foi Fri <:ay Itis'>sied that the stoppare will bring down one or two smaller mauulactureis wuo weie oonncted witk the ccncern. Oar Iyondon Correspondence. London, Dec. 21. 1866. The I'tac- livmoriand N> (/otiaHon* ? Count t^iterhx:ii Smf to St. Ptterrtrurg ? The Next Campaign ? Treaty H'twe-n A.V) gland, Fraiur anif Sweden ? fhe Hounl Duti?Ntvf L' union Loan?]Kr, Ihtatre ef War. The peace negotiations are still the great topis of th? day. The departure of Count Ksterhazy, the Austrian Minister to the Court of St. Petersburg, and who bad been slaying, en ctmgt ; at Vienna, it officially announce-! tn cotinection wilb a special miaston respecting the prau ? miliar tes for peace. You will find so many versions U tbe contents of the despatches of whic*i he is the bearer, that your readers will be bewildered wolah to believe. Let it, tbe-efore be taida* once, th*t tbe exact >enorof his instinct ions is very properly kept a secret. Yet suf ficient has transpired to show that the Western Powem. in conjunction with Austria, have taken another step towards a peace. The g< neral base* of a pence have, ia fact, bten discussed and agreed upon at Vienna. Prinne Gortschskoff, the Russian Envoy at Vienna has been made acquainted with tbem. rhey are suppressed, of course, by the English and F-eaeh governments, but still want the app oral of tbe tmperor Alexander. The sta ement that if Italia declines Austria will draw the sword against her, is a a fuige. Austria will do no such thing, but is very ds strous of peaoe. The result of Count Esterhaxy's mis sion Is anxiously expected Kara having fallen, will, it I is thought, enable th? C*?r to aet?pt terms waich he could not do until he had pilne 1 a vie'.iry. The princi pal bises of these new propositions or negotiations for l?*ce is tbe neutrality of the Bla k S a. It is to be thrown open to tbe commercial shlpe of al niMonj, and I lo vessels of war allowed there. Russia ia still to mala ain her protectorate in the Dant'blan Prin npa.iM,.. bnt in so fsr modi tied that It is to be a Joint p rotators to, ?bared in common wi h France, Erg land aud Austria. The cessirn of hat p. rtion of Uessarabla wuiob con mania the months of the Danube is also said to be ia oiuded in the propi sitions. Russia will have to give op the quarantine station at Reni, and not step beyond the ^.puUt cl l^o 1'iuUi, irliich bnu tlij botunlaij bo.wats