Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 24, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 24, 1856 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK WHOLE ICO. 7118. SUNT) AT MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, HERALD. PRICE TWO CEN1S. THE PRESIDENTIAL QUESTION, 8toroy Session of the Know Nothing national Convention. In Attonpt to Postpone Nemiutions Defeated. CiHkrc ef Mm Delegates and Character ef the Debates. THE MGfiEft W0E8HIPPBEH' CONTENTION. rMOLiflOK Am HUB niTTMR. A NOMINATING CONVENTION TO BEHELD JUNE IT. CW.Vre?Mtud IdveOak George In the Field, *C., Ac., 1 &9. THE KNOW NOTHING NATIONAL CUNVENTION. SECOND DAY'S BUSINESS. _ J'mi-ujKU'aiA, Feb. 2a, 1868 #a,Mm M*euil,leu 4t ?"?<>? Street Hall at 10 to a^ournment-PrMiriea, Usiiau In Ber. Mr. Cupstn r?, invited to address the Throne _r*Ce' he d,a ?"lit "toiuentlj, reminding the hut u' - fw ConV8oUon th*k they were as nothing Mt. u l ^ ?ifht of Gf>d- H. rejoiced fo, theJ H^Ldr!^K,!f va^'i",aC#0f f0'*iron??s vouchsafed, todt! 2 ^ bWn ^ Ue ^ the beginning, ^ UrU>" H# WOUId "?Wy^d0TW. and HOL *0t UxMCoar'iatto^ that He would hear Jorgire, and finally save them. *rj^u of Pennsylvania ? Mr. Pre.id.nt, I hare a yropoa^on to submit to the Conrention, and n?e CaA?_Tie Chair wishes it understood that thin i? L: srssr tt- fcr whatever to do with the discussion of tfr ^ , f*C-iDg IWstions. (Sensation, derisivo laugh info i u ,?f " ^ 0n Can't help y??rselve.,? '? That'. tMl?ru*l ruling," 4c., 4c.) Mr. ttuii -T hare no detracting question to offer, but rather a conciliatory proposition. I live wit tun a UoZ" tt?7 ?f A,aS?n'" and D1xob'* Une: ?m ?*t a sec wona.i-., but a conservative man; and in the spirit of mon/ I wiaU to offer resolutions of compromiie, and I jjjj be lofted by this Convention. They are *^2lc?^werePudl?te ?" Pterins adopted by the ?WlMSiS!; feaar *mpie put i^assrfissfsaagsffi UUonf?8"0*0 Wwr "'""M be P~??c?ed from foreign oompe resources should be developed by every legal ^syaasAja: The rmo.uuons were seconded by several delegates Mom' 1he ConTenti?n entertain the resolu hareral gentlemen announced to the Chair that they *** fcr tb# ?<*" toWo wed, and Governor Call, ~ **mt to ,p*%k' wk8n **?? Chair announ OonvJnLa were not properly before the Mr. PUBM, or Conn -I oontenl, Mr. President, that tte re^,uti(MU offered by the gentleman from Pennayl 6mmU) "r? th? property of this Convention, ILm*"0* *? th* mom9nt the^ were moved and se ?elttoo ' ' 8 deC!f,M th*4 Ul6J mn not yat ?>? "0"? the Cob Mr. Pratt;?_oo i understand, then, that the Chair rule, out the resoJutions-thet nothing is |n order here but a neiriaation-that inasmuch as the Bible and the eonstl.ut.oa of the United states are susceptible of dif ferent interpretations, that they are therefore distracting eubject. and are not wanted here f (Applaud, and cries from Ohio of "Go in Connecticut Y") The utmost confusion now prevail ?d. Several gentle men prompted the President, who had evidently made a misru.e; audas|soona. quiet could be restored, and after fwvera! gentl.men had appealed from the decision of the Oiair, neither of whioh was entertained, Tb? CH*m announced that he had not made his de ?moQ. A 'jeijoatx. from Indiana, asked if it would not be in order lor the Secretary to read the resolutions jtfst of fered by the gentleman from Pennsylvania? The C'ju;? decided that it would be, and so ordered, and The Skuxtakt read the resolutions, whereupon The Ciu. ft decided them now properly before the Con vention, and open to discussion. Gov. Cai.l, of Florida-He said he was laboring under dMp aOUetion? affliction of the lungs, and a deeper af fliction of the heart. He deplored the present state of things In the Convent"*. He was an ultra-Union man. He had fought the secessionists, North and South for ?ore than twenty J ears. His whole lile had been rfedica ted to the Union. In the war of 1812 he stood side by Hdewita the men of New England, with men of the mid dle States, with men from every part of the Union, and Ibund them all equally true, brave and worthy. He had learned ta love them and every section of the country they ho nobly represented. He spoke feelingly, and at M>me length, ol his devotion to the Union and the consti tution. When the motion was made te strike out the Twelfth auction in the National Council, on Wednesday he aaid, " Jf it is done, I shall leave your Council." A motion was then made to adjourn tine die. He appealed to them not to go so far, but to adjourn until the next morning, trusting that during the still hours of the ?Ight, God, in his mercy, would help them to do nght They adjourned to the next day. The twelfth Motion wu struck out, and a printed platform was introduced, reed, and without amendment or deliberation by the National Council upon it, was forced through under the previous question. He protested against such proceedings. He could now see that there were two American parties in this Convention, distinctly marked, a ad separated by barriers that neither can over leap. He perceived that the people of the North loved freelom so well, that they demand that this whole coun Icy shall be free. CCries of "No, no. We only go to the wrge of our constitutional rights in prohibiting slavery In the Territories, and abolishing it wherever it now Wlats hi the national domain ") Mr. Call announced ttst be so understood his gallant reprr,entat.v? trom Connecticut (Mr. Perkins) so to assert. Mr. CraxLva? If ihe gentleman from Florida will allow ?to, I will explain. We do not propose to interfere with ?levery in the States where it now exists, believing tha we have no right so to do under the constitution; but Wherever Congress has the right to legislate nnon the ?nbject, Connecticut holds that capital shall not own Ifcbor. (Applause.) Governor Cm continued ? That is Northern interpre tation of ihs constitution. He paseed. to analyee tlie ?haraeter of the Convention. He said that some of the vonfr?.<*ioaa! agitators who had been tigbtiog in Wash togton under the nigger worshippers' Dag, and had *e l*ar .V 1Ur^UMt<- nl<*?r *or,htPP*r m a standard tea. r, and by their votes had elevated him to the ?JK**cr s chair of the United States House of Reprewn fcuves. came ,nto this House and asked him, a Southern ^ belZeiT VbT W?H,d 001 Mt with them. Me belonged to the American party, represented on the Joor offerees, i? ,ho i.tecont,Ht for Sp?1Uer . Mr ?fuller, of i ennnylvanift H? wauM k i ' P?1y. ( Applause and m^TuT, 1,7'?"? ^ woxild* consequences, let them be what the, wou.d not embrace any such men, he would not act " h any such men, ?? wrr. in .. ,/<not ventioa iresli from th. Digg,r worshippill<{ "ront?0"; In Washington. The amalgamation of p^rtie, " represented in this Convention could not Je the American Union. He should, therefore, retire Z his Co.veution^ He truned that the .pints of the immor t?l .feflerson, Hancock and Adams would hover over and protect the nation. He the < onveuti?n ,h., when the day of trial should come the South will ? found standing a* one man . acta ?h?n she i a overcome by numbers, her son* will stand lik? the Oil Guari at Waterloo, ol whom It ni (aid, "The/ know hew to die but ko?w not how to live." At the clone of this peroration more than twenty men ?prang swiftly to their feet, and simultaneously shouted, "Mr. President!" toppling the Governor had closed ><<? remark*. Got. Can? I am not yet done, gentlemen. I hare bat ? word boii to *ay, and I an done. Mr. Small, 0t Pennsylvania- 1 am willing to atrika ou every word in the resolution* I hare offered, after tU word* "constitute n of the United State*," U that wi I hult my tiiend from Florida. Gov. Call? I fleaire only to say a parting word to my friends of the North. Ha had no doubt they were a? ?tn cere a*d honeat in their opposition to slavery aa he waa in the expresaion of hia own views. They are following the with ea of their ceastituenta. He objected to thai demand* that the Sehth must yield everything, wall* they are not wiUing to yield anything. Be only aaked them to Jet the South alone. He waa daalrou* of coming into the Convention and uniting with the North in striking down and forever paralyzing the arm of Papal Rome, now uplifted against bia country. A DmtaxTK l-KO* Pirainvwu? Did you not rot* to admit the delegates of Louisiana, a State that admlta Catholics into the American party r Cov. Cali ? I did. (?w,?arton.) Tbe Governor then bid the Convention "farewell" and sat down. A New York D*ihg ire? Don't take (aiewell of New York, lor she iawita you. (Applause.) A.nothb Nkw York Dxlw.atk? That man is an out flinei acd has no right to speak for New York. A Ptt.NIwn.VAMA Dbi koatx? General, I pledge you the Old Keystone State. A Vo:f f. ? No you don't, and cries of "who is that who apeak* for Pennsylvania?" The scene at this moment waa very exciting, the en tire Convention being upon their feet, anl each man Kavicg .something to aay. General Babtlrtt of Kentucky, President of the Na tional Council, finally got the floor, and made a strorg appeal for harmony; that Governor Call would not leave; that Massachusetts would remain; that his friend from Pennsylvania (Mr. Small) would withdraw his resolution. He (.aid the party had made and unmade platforms enough. They had constructed one only two days ?go. He hoped eveiy brother would stand upen it and fight to the death. Gov. Caix, ot Florida? We can't flghton it, and won't, anyhow. Mr. Barilctt closed his eloquent appeal with a motion that the Convention adjourn to meet on the 3d of July next. Mr. Ei.r, of Massachusetts, moved to amend by adding "at I-ouiavilie, Kentucky," which amendment was as cepted. Ihe Chair ruled that such an "extraordinary motion" was cot tien in order, while business was before the Couventicn. On motion of Mr. Peck, of Connecticut, the business be'oie the Convention was laid upon the table, and the above motion to adjourn was then renewed by Mr. Peck, and upon that the yeas and najs were ordered. The Secretary proceeded to call the roll. KKLAWAKI WITHDRAWS. Whan the name of Mr. Norris, of Delaware, waa caUei, be recorded the following:-* irh*1 2S d.el**ate? from the State of Delaware. 5J vn to nomlnat<l candidates Tor the Prosl dencv and Tloe Presidency at a* earlv a day, hereby wiih .ft01? 'J1'" OonvenUon. agreeing to" meet at any time or place this body may sec tit to designate. QBORGR P. NORRra. LEVI U. SPRINGRit. JAMK.S MURDIOI, Jr. Many members explained their vote*, and one ot the Kentucky delegates pitched Into Mr. Spooner, ot Ohio, repudiating him altogether. The Kentucky members eipreaaed themselves satisfied with the platform . Nearly all the Southern members made remark* in explanation of their votes, and ?trenuou*ty opposed an adjournment Mr. Smith, of Alabama, strongly urged the selection of candinates at this .time. He had heard a good deal of talk about the Cnion but he believed it to be indissoluble. (Qreat cheei iiig. ) When Mr. Smith sat down, three cheer we:e given for Alabama. When Ilr. Prncr Walk*r'p name was called be briefly addressed the Convention, and said he thought he was attending the obsequies of the Amerioan party. He then formally withdrew trom the Convention. Mr. T.athkop. of Ixmisiana, said he was originally a New Knglander , but all his interest* were now at the South, and he must take Southern ground. He pro ceeded to urge the doctrine that slavery was a local in stitution, for which the North is not responsible, and with which it ha* nothing to do. It it waa wrong, the North had nothing to do with it. He bad been In favor of the postponement of the nomination, but now thought It wa* better to get the man In the field at onoe, and he ?bould therefore vote "ye?." This wa* the general senti ment of the South. When Ohio was called Mr. Hali. voted "aye," and amid great applause. He promised the vote of Ohio for a good American candidate. Mr. Ijwrrr pitched into Spooner, and was oppoeed by another Ohio delegate. There was a little row, and tbe Chair called both delegates to order. Mr. Whjtk said he had been fighting the beasts at typheeua in Joshua R. Glddlngs' district for ten ye era, and stood here a* a national A merican. He did not care If the platform killed him in Ohio, where the feeling was hnti slavery; but he did not care if he was killed, so the party might be luoceaafol- (Crie* of "Good," "Qo It, White.") Ee wanted a good man and wanted him now. If a good man wa* put up, the republicans would not get a? many vote* as Bale did in 1862. Mr. W/iite had bolted on the twelfth section, but knew now that he was wrong, and he waa willing to agree with the doctrine of ?quatter sovereignty. He insisted that the American party in Ohio waa as true and gallant a* any la the country, and voted "aye. " Mr. Giiuu* said that a candidate ea this platform would be overwhelmingly defeated in Ohio. He acknow ledged that Mr. Spooner sent the deepatsh to tne Pitts burg Convention, saying the Americans were with the nifger worshippers; but he thought Mr. Spooner spoke only for himselt; tbe Ohio detection <1 id not agree with him. An Ohio Drug at* ? I do. Mr. Gillman voted ia the negative. .Mr. Stamracoh said he wa* prepared to tind a man who would bet from ene to five hundred dollars on every dis triat in Ohio, that it eonld not be carried tor any candi date oa tbe platform adopted thla week. Mr. flambaugh continued In a strong negro worshipping apeeck, -leclar ing that Ohio would acctionalize on the platform. The speaker waa frequently interrupted, and the Chair ?aid that if order was not preserved ha should be obliged, on the first motion to adjourn, to adjourn this Conven tion tine Mr. bT>MBAr(<H niil that thii pl&tform would t?rike % feeling almost bitter enough lor the knllr. (Him**, a?d crle-? of "i-hame '" and raps to order from the Ch*lr.) He had no such feeling, but It was too evident that It. existed here, and it was absurd to make a nomination in such a state of tilings. The Skcuktary (Mr. Gossler, of Pennsy)vania)->How do you vote ? Mr. Ptiubapoh? " No." You might have known that hair an hour ago. (laughter.) Mr. Mrljotx must vote "aye," because he waa a nation* man. H? would have hi* arm severed t roin his body be fore he would vote for Salmon P. Chase. (Great ap plause.) Be wa* one of the 24,000 that bolted tha' ticket. He came her* to vote for a candidate, and didn care who he was, so be was a good man. Mr. Harkm said he was an old man?ha hud laid hi< old bene* here several days, and was prepared to stay here a week longer, if necessary. He was partially in structed to vote against this nomination, but could not me why it should be done. He thought Douglas and Pierce were alone responsible for the Nebraska Kansas act. in relation to whieh he indulged In rather a dlssitr Mve manner. Mr. Pick, of Connecticut? I rise to a point or order. Must every gentleman, when lis U called on to vole m;ike a two hours' speech The Chair ? I am conscious that it is the greatest possi ble inflict ion on the Convention/? i A laugh)? but we lave commenced it, and It must b? oar tied through. Mr. Harris was frequently interrupted, as he was get tirg to be a bore. Tbe Chair urged the Convention to keep quiet, and the ^e?k?r proeee>l, with interrupted ciles of ote, /ota," aa<l, at the earnest solicitation ot tbe Chair, rated 'nye." Dm in* this debute, which ought to have been all eut off by the Chair, the majority of the members aesused themselves by i eating the Hbuld. The Convention m now in the seventh hoar of the morning session. Mr. Wnuiaid he came from the hotbed of abolition ism in Ohio, hut ha came here as a conservative national American, and voted "aye." He hoped the New York Tribune would continue te abuee the party, as that would aecuie ixa ?uccess. *ben New Yort wait called Mr. Brooks said the voloe of New Ycrk wv unanimous against postponing the Diw.ina l .Di, and all the delegation voted that way. Mr. Gowikh led off the Pennsylvania delegation by rot it g "aye," and than Mr. HaMlehuret made a syieah about Sam. Another Pennsylvania delegate wae oppo aed to a poatponamaat, because if rash a motion prevail ed the orator* of the party might net hare time to let off tlieir supeifluoua ga^. Mr. Siwhx made a speech te the South, inula ting that Pennsylvania ?u not aa abolition State, and that Wil liam f. J' lianoa ?as not an abolitionist. He voted aye. Mr. Wii.lia.mbov taid he represented a district where rhey did not know aa abolitionist front a spavined horse. (Ureat laughter.) He voted nay. Mr. Strwart aid not think that the party would be any nearer hannoar ie July than it was now; bnt in the hope that it might, he would vote nay. Mr. Iowijsk, of Arkansas, said the South only wanted the North to let her alone. He said if the party ever in tended to do anything as a national organization it most put up a good candidate, and put him up now. He said Arkansas wat a conservative law and erdei*Ioving State, and voted aye. Then the ^?crmart called the abteutees. Mr. ?i.y, of Massachusetts, wan tod to change his vote, because he did not desire to appear on the record voting with negro worshippers ? (applause)? and a.so to give the reporter of the Tribune an opportunity to call him a ' 'doughface/' as he believed he had not niush of aa op portunity to-day. Mr. Ely detunded New Kngland from the charge of abolitionism, and said that New England wanted a national man, who was not committed upon any subject. He would rather trust a Southern man to defend the rights of the North than a Northern man. He said he intended at tome future time to pro pose a resolution denying the right of the National Council to make a platform for the National Convention, and that the last named body should make Its views known to the people. He changed ai* vote to aye. Mr. Scmnkr, of Massachusetts, also changed his vote. Mr. Rjiumo.nd, of Massachusetts, attempted to get the floor. The Chair ru'ed him out of order. Mr. Richmond inflated on being heard. Consioerable ct nfusion ensued. A voio? ? Choke him down if you dare! Onna voicn? Call the names! Hear him! letdown! Bap! ? rap!? rap! You're oat of oTder! Mr. Pa.no worn', of Massachusetts? Stand your, ground, Richmoi.d. I more he be heard. Somebody seconded the motion. Mr. Mmn, of New York, said Mr. Richmond had no right to speak. The Contention was now like a mob, many members rising to point i of order. The Chair vainly endeavored to restore order. Mr. Richmond still held the floor, many j disorderly members cryiog order, others eryiog out for the vote to bo declared, toar or Are people talking at ooce, sad altogether a pretty row. A Sorruuax Dw.sr.ATK? Hear bins. Don't stip the liberty of speech. Cries ol' " Oroer." Sap! ? rapt ? rap! The 7CCRRARY, (Mr. Goseier, of Pa.)? 1 intend to pro ceed with the calling of the roll. Cries of "good"? "call the rob." Mr. Richmond gave way. The SwrktaRT? Mr. Brewster. Mr. Brewmtr of Massachusetts, had been instructed { to vote to postpone the nomination. Massachusetts stood as an an ti- slavery State, but not nigger worshipping. He voted no. the Convention had now been eugagrti sewn hours in calling the roll, the time being taken up by pretanee of making personal explanations. Mr. Ri< hmonb, of Massachusetts, said his State was op posed to making any nomination at the present time. He was willing to make any compromise in arrangement of the matter that would not be a sacrifice of his anti slavery principles. He gave notice to the Convention that, whatever the nomination may be, if K does not come up to the anti-slavery standard of Massachusetts, she will repudiate it. Mr. Thuwiun, of Massachusetts, followed. He ex plained his surprise that the same courtesy had not been extended to Northern men, that bad been given to South ern gentlemen. He desired that Massachusetts should be heard a little more, and in a different manner from what she had been in the speeches of some of hla col leagues. Be was for freedom himself. He considered it a disgrace that to be an aati slavery man shonld exclude a man from being national. The calling of the roll was concluded at seven o'clock, nearly eight hours hairing been consumed in going through with the several Statee. The Clerk declared the vote to be 128 yeas and 78 nays; and the motion to ad journ unt.l July next was accordingly laid c? table. Immediately upon tbe declaration of the vote, a stam pede was made by about two hundred to gain the door. The scene was a lively one. Mr. Prmrr, of Pennsylvania, got the door, and offered a resolution that the Convention proceed Immediately to ballot for a candidate for the office Of President of tbe United States. Cries of "no," "no," from every part of the House A motion was made to adjourn, which mm\ not enter tained by the President until pressed by Gov. Johnson, of Pennsylvania, when it waa carried, and the Conven tion adjourned to Monday utorniag, at 10 o'clock, amidst the most intense exeitemeat. There was a meeting of the George l.aw lobby to-day, at which about seventy brothers attended, inw's stock has been going up; but the V'Ulnaore men have strong hope* of the ultra South, who changed their minds during the debate to-day , and went against tbe postpone ment of the nomination. Tbe Convention will, it Is generally conceded, unite upon two able conservative men, and the opinion seems to be prevalent that George I aw, of New York, and Judge Smith, of Alabama, will be the nominees. The first move made on Monday will be to introduce a platform by one of the Connecticut delegate*. The Northerners arc caucussiag to-night. They won't have Fillmore at any price. OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE. Pinuinki thja, Feb. 23? P. M. they hare been Doiwi thin Week? The Position vt tl \e A 'nrth and the Sotdk?lhe. Debate* on Both Svles?Jotx J'rom Parson J)rmi<nU>w, rfr., tfr. Tbe American Convention, which has now reached its second day, Is the most extraordinary body ever convened in this country. Men have been talking abont tbe eter nal nigger question, both in Connrll and Convention ? la the street? in the hotel jiarlors? in the theatres ? in the barrc ora ?. Riding or walking, eating, drinking or sleep, lng, nothiug but niggers, niggers, niggers. Th*re are the ultra-Southern and the ultra-Northern men; and be tween tbeni both a conservative body, led by the New York delegation, who are anxious to keep the party to gether, as some say, for the sake of the spoils. The very full reports in the Bkrai.o, made under the most annoying disadvantaoges, have informed the peo ple as to the taotlcs of these parties. Tlie New Yorkers hare made several brilliant moves, audio them is due the adoptionof the platform, whioh does not mean anything particular, and which is, therefore, unsatisfactory to the radicals on both sides. The South said It would not stay in the Convention if the twelf h section was expunged, but only two (Mr. Pike, of Arkansas, and Mr. Matthews, of California,) kept their word. The first named gentleman has not rs,ld a word In the Council, and the second only distinguished himself by moving the previous question on the motion to strike out the twelfth section. Math parties on the ultra side have been badly managed, and liare lost their tempers many times. The conservatives kept ccol and "sailed In" when they saw a good chance. The prolonged session ot Friday was a terrible bore. The same talk was all gone over again, and It was alto nether a terrible waste ot time Krastus Brooks made his drl/ut In the Convention at a late hour, aad attempted at the wrong time to compromise matters Hl.i efforts weie derided both by the North and the South, anct he was effectually Itowled out. His motion to re consider the virte limiting the Mi# d*J*gate?, (antl twe!. tk ??j tion urn. ) who were admitted from this State, enly f?* cot rod three or fou adinnallve vote*. That vote wm too firm for even the grwt Brook* to move it, ?n4 tte Convention for several minutes refussd to hear him at all. The seseioa* through the week ha vr been vvry stormy, and I never heard ho man/ bad speechee Blade and so few good one*. I bjb constrained to beliefs that thla party did well to keep tte door* eloeed, aad that !t wm unwise to admit the reporters. On the Northern aide, Mr. Ely, of Massachusetts ; Hon. Austin Baldwin, Speaker of the Connecticut House ef Representatives; Mr. Reynold*, of New York; Governor Johnston, of Pennsylvania; Uem teoant Governor Ford, of Ohio, aad Mr. Sheet*, of Indiana, have made good speeehea. 1 think Mr. Baldwin's the bent. Governor Ford gets eacited and abusive* Coventor Johnson made a capital argument in laver of bU delega tion, bat it was absurd te go into a protracted debate on a aubjeet, when it waa well known that no*M were comnt ed and that it could go bet one way. The North had the numerical superiority, and waa aa insolent aa 111* jorities uanally are. On the Southern aide, Mr. I'eroy Walker, of Alabama,, made several capital speeches. He withdrew fror? the Convention to-day. Mr. Eustla made a good argu ment in favor of the admission of the Louisiana delegation, and than, I presume, retaraed to bia Ooagiewional duties, as 1 did not see hist in -the nominating contention. Like several other densiMe Southern members he was very nuch disgusted at the proceedings of the North, but thought it waa uot worth while to make a fuss about it. Parson Brownlow hat Maid a #nod many good things. When he came to vote on Hie question of expunging the twelfth section, he said he would tell a story to illustrate hU position. In Nashville, said he, there were two uien ?Ham Scott and John Smith? bitter enemies. Ham waa a hard shell Baptist and Jclin was a hard shell Presbyte rian. They had been la wing together and bad not spoken to each other tor years. Hub, ?rko ww a very profane and wicked man, wan sick, nigh unto death. John plucked np courage aad went to new Ham, putting out his hand, which Ham took, saviug? '?! take your hand, Jchn, and it 1 die I die In peace with you; l>nt I want you to know that if I get well, d? n you, thing* stand as they always did !" Now, the South is tack, nigh onto death, and therefore I shall vote res; but 1 want you to knew, d? n you, that if we get well, things stand as they always did. Loud laughter tollowed this, and the section being stricken out, Briwntow's name was called on the final rote, he said, "Ham S;oU died about half an hour ago, *o I vote aye." (ioveiaor Call, of Morula, having in vain attempted ta conciliate the North, withdrew quietly and with dignity. Hie debate to day on the question of adjournment to July, was leng'hy, but not brill;ant. The ultra North em icen wanted to adjourn, so as to see if they could not do Homeihitg with the aigger worshippers, while the

?outh and conservative North generally, agreed with Mr. ?mith, of Alabama, who said that the adjournment of this Convention would be the death knell of the American party. Jir. Smi ih's . speech was able, oouctliatorv and patriotic, mcoiuiogto tbe Kuow Nothing idea of patri otism. At ibis hour (tltroe P. it.,) the culling of tbe roll on the motion to lay on the table the motion toaijournto July thitd, has not been roorethuu liali' completed. Every one :s making a speech. aad when we will get through, Heavtn only knows. It would be impossible at this time to say anything definite about a nomination, 'ihe admission of tne Ivlie delegate s Is supposed to be ? triamph for the law men, because their opponents were all Fillmore men. The ad vocates at the Sage of Erie think they hive about oue bundled and twenty votes, sud the Vestor of the Fifth avenue count- up ninety. A few prefer Junn McLean, of Ohio, against whom it i? urged that he is seveuly one j ears old, (born in 1786)) and is not a member of the Order. Bell, of Tennessee, aad Crittenden, ot Kentucky, have ssany friends, and seme people talk about John C Fremont. W. I Cohwawon. ? G. W. Bjwen is a delegate from the Tenth district of Indiana, misprinted Born, and W. IK Heloate from Tennessee, instead oi Betonte. THE NIGGER WOftSMPKAO NATIONAL CONVENTION SECOND DAY'S- BUSINESS. FimauiKi, Feb. 20, 18fo>. The Convention met at 9- o'clock. In tho kkHuM o the I'reaMant, who w in attendance at a meeting of th* Committee on Address and Resolutions, Mr. Sherman, of New Jersey, took tho chair at the opening or the seeeioa. The following are among the iwlegate* present: ? Eliaklm Sherill. Henry Wynkoap. J. D. JLa ilonUyno, John 8. Gould vmvoni. At Large Bom. L. BrauMHl, HUm N. Davit, Rolla Gleason. David S. Church. Ditind. A. 8. Boot, James S. Moore, John Porter, Portua Baxter, J. M. Hotcbkias, W. D. Hank. kutumi. Frnnoia T. Blair tuaaACsrsKTis. At Larry?. Jnlltu KoOkwoll, Simon Brown. V. R. Hoar, T. D. FJiot Dittriii Stephen C. Phillip*, John B. Alley, Robert Rantonl, Wm. H. Wood, Cbarlea Hudson, Char If ? G. Darin Albert J. Wright, ThomaaJ. Marrb, George R. Russell. J. M. 8. William*. Marcus Morton, Jr. '/?nas D. Baniett, Nathaniel B. Borden, Charlcit F. Adams, Dr. Nathan Durfee, Rodney Preach, Moeee Kimball, John /. Goodrich, Kicbard H. Dana, Jr., Kranci* B. Fay, I Tern PhiUipi, John H. Wilkin*, Cbarlea W. I'pham John Branning, Homer Bartiett, Daniel W. Alford, P. C. Aldtich. Samuel Belie*, J. B. Trumbull, ?lohnG. Palfrey, John J. Piper, Charles A. Stephen*, Francis W. Bird, Jama* W. Stone, .lamea W. Bov den, G. r. Bally, Stephen N. Gifford. NKW TOUK. At Large . Preaton King, l'Xlwin D. Morgan, Abijah Mann, Simeon Draper. District. Minthorne Tompklar. .lobn A. King, Philips. Crook, handler Starr, W illiam Cnrtii Noyet, Joaeph Blunt, ?lamea D. Titan, D. I ladle j Held. Wm. M. Evarta, Hiram Barney, Kdmqnd H. Miller. Marshal O. Roberts, A. Oakev Sail. ?i?iree B. Taylor, <ieo. W. Blunt, Robert P. Getty, Moses H. Urinnell, B. H. Mace, Geo. M. Grier, A great part of the morning was spear In speaking. Mr. Ar.ikt, of 111., stated tbat, a? the various oem mlttee* were not ready to report, the time of the Con vention might he occupied by addrea?e?, and he moved that one delegate from each State represented be invited to speak, each one being limited to ten minutae The motion wee adopted, and Mr. Stow., of Ma**acha sett*, presented the condition of par tie* in that State, afl.rniiog that tbe number of republican* watt iacreas. <n J. J. Viele, Gideon Reynold*, Bradford ft. W?>i, Clarkaon F. Croeby, Charles Hughes, Samuel Freeman. Jaa. 8. Whaiou, Amaea O. Moore, CharieeG. Myers, Kara Graves, Piatt Potter, Aaron W. Hull, 7.. Goodrich, Levi C. Turner, Palmer V. Kell<x<f, Richard Horibut, Benj. F. Reztord, ? Hies liotcbkiu, Da Witt C. IJttlejoha, I.uke Hitchcock, Daniel WardweU, K. A. Browa. Vlvua W. Smith, J. J. Briggs, Christopher Morgan. Robert Kaniit, William A. Saokett, Wm. M. Oliver, X>ra Cornell, Charles Conk, Daniel H. Btssell. Andrew 8. Dickie* an, Wm. S. Bishop, Wm. RnelL, Trumbull Gary, Philip Church, Jr., Silas H. Burroughs, H. J. Scowe. K. G. Spaolding, Philip Dorsheimer, Reuben K. Kenton, H. A. Riaiey. maim. At Utrgr Hon. Anson P. Morrill, Hon. Kdward Kent, Hon. Noab Smith, Hon. Kara B. French. Oiftrict. i). K. Somes, ( liaries Hill. Mon. H. H. Boody, H. G. Rnat, Vehemiah Abbott, Joseph Clark, Abner Goburn, MaahallS. Hager, < George M. Waston, B. W. Norris. F. A. Pike, Andrew Peters. ,?ntw .iwdut. At lArgt Joseph C. Har able war, l'ranklin Devereuz. District. John W. Ha;-ell*a, Hen. C. C. Stratton, Wm. P. Sherman, Jes. Whittaker. S. B. Ransom, C. M. K. Rawliaon, H. M. f?w. David Ripley, Daniel F. fowpkian. OHIO. Charles Reemeiin. wmrnrnm. K. R. Cfiton, W. a Babbitt, D. Day. A. H. Cathcart. lr. ef f'oAnecticnt, *a'd there w?* no repub lican party in that State, but he hoped there soon would b?. lie pledged Connecticut for tham at the coming Presidential election. Mr Rmnoi'iin*, of N. V., noticed the gentleman bad been *|>eaking tor several State*. He liad but a short hiatory to plate. m (Buoee; bad VI we bat t? do was to go *ad ^tory. H. (Burrotgks;) wished ItwuMb Xw retk. W. iulr oiewl*. Uoa* embittered ?,?!** a. to overcome before wToa. succeed. To be successful, we nuit eaeieise prudence It is easy to make a small party on th? rimtrr MMwtlaL To do ihi* wo cm purchase tteritt Smith's patent right bat to eetabUsb a largo party, wo must make oonceaniom.' Ho thougnt a la^ge portion of the American J>art* ooald bo brongfat over to their am Mr. CumASK, of th> District of Coiunbii, spoke com mendingly of the effort# of tbe Washington Hepubheun Anoebtln. Governor Bwoham, of Michigan ntd a long latter fro? Gmsius M. (%y to the Washington Association, commend - ing tho nigger worshippers present. Dr. Gasum, ?f Pittsburg, spoko briefly of the program of anti-slarery to tbia quarter. He ln-.ted the members of tho Convention to attend the Kansas aid noetic* night The Committee rm Organization, through their chair man, Mr. Julia*, of Indiana, nude a report. It resota ?traded the following National Kxeeutive Committer Morgau of N.T., Chairman. Paulison, of New Jen*,. l og* ot New Hampshire. , 0f Delaware. Wifmot. of Pennsylvania. ? Vermont. B??ir, of Niles, ot ConaecMeat. Field, of Kentucky. S**"?' ?j *^5^? *?*??<?? Stephen-, of Iowa 'u?ii nfrtlf' Grose, of Indiana. Leiand, of fllinoui. Dickey, of MwhW.. Spooaer. ot Wlscoturfn. of Vfr*fa* -lepnsne. vf '*ls. Columbia. Blair, of Marjdand. The report further r-^o?nm?u<5ei that the National Exe cutive Committee be authorized to add to their number one member '??on each state not represented, and to 611 vacancies; also the holcing oi the national convention for the Domination of President and Viae President at 1 hiladelplra, on the 1-Tth ot June, to consist of delegates from each ytat? doable the number of their representa tion in Congress; and that the republicans of each State be recommended to complete their tiifftQizition at the earliont moment, by the appointment of State and oountjr committee*, and the formation of clubs in every town and township through the land. The Committee on Address and Resolutions reported through their chairman, Abfjnh Mann, of New Vork. 'be address commences by expressing unalterable at tachment to the Union, nod a determination to preserve the same time it recommend.! all true republicans to oppose the further extension of slavery. It shev.ld te kept where it now exist*. A history of the various act* of the general government regarding slavery was g'Tsn, ara an account cr the recent doings la Kansas. Congress has a constitutional right to exclude slaserj from Territories. It has no right to confer popular sovereignty en Kansas and Nebraska, thus giving away its own authority over Territories. The address calls upon all republicans to support the constitution against the assault s of its enemie>, and recommend* energetic Mtasorea for the election of the candidates of the Presi dential Convention. 'ihe resolutions are in substance a* follows:? First, demands repeal of ail laws allowing the an trod uc tion of glatery into Territories once consecrated to lree dotn, and tbe le-istaoce by constitu'. ional mesas of the existence of slavery in any Territory. Second, rapports by a I lawful measures to ths free Stute men in Kansas in their reslstence to the usurptsl authority of lawless invaders, and 1'a/ors its imme<liat9 ai mis.-iou into fhe Onion as a freo .State. Third, strongly urge* the republican organization ia to resist and overthrow tbe present national ad ministration, as It is identified w<th tbe progress of the slave power to natloaal ?upremacy. , n motion of Mr. Stacumkq, or Ohio, the address and resolutions were adopted with nine oncers. Mr. R&soxi v, <f Ohio, fa id the address should have taken ground against the Know Nothiogi, iu oi^er to bring in the (.eiman population. Mr. Bomb, of South Carolina, moved that a Committee of Safety he appointed, to mitet any emergency that may arise in can* ot a o< nttict in haowtM wlih the federal troops. A motion that the proceedings be printed in pamphlet form and circulated was adopted, I hanks to the oflioers of the Convention and the eitaxeos of ftttsburg were voted, and the Convention adjourned ttntdie. Coi. J. C. FnanuNT la generally spoken .'or tbe negro worshippers' Presidential candidate, with N, 1'. Hanks as Vice President. j. MASS MEETING OF THE NEGRO WORSHIP PERS. Piramm;, Fab. as, 1866. A 'arge mass mtetlng was held here to night to aid ths emigration to Kansas of those who feel determined to use ev?ry means to sacure the establishment there of a free Hate, and to aid such of the preaent inhabitants of Kansas as have deolared themselves against what i? termed lawless aggression and unconstitutional coercion, ?eorge W. Jackson was the i'reeideat otthe meeting, and D. L. Eaton, Secretary. The proceedings of a former mtetlng were read and approved, and a constitution adopted. Hoiuci t.Kxxij T addressed tho mooting. He reoountod the difficulties which surrounded settlers in Kansas, and said that we aunt do all that wo can for them. He hoped they would be so well armed there that no fighting would be necessary. There was no fear of the Kansai ??*? settlers being the aggressor*. Be recommended those who wish to hew out an honest competency to gu and settle in Kansas, assuring them that It was destined to be a free State. Hon. Geo. Darsie and Wm. K. Stevenson were then ap pointed to receive subscriptions. Mr. Wood, from Kansas, was called to the stand He said he rejoiced at this demonstration to-night. It proved that the young sister, "Kansas," was not for gotten. He had resided In Kansas for eighteen months, and had within that period seen aimed hordes of Mis sourians ? ten thousand of them? headed by prominent men of tho United States, such aa Colonel Doniphan, Oolonel Young, Vice President Atchison and others. Ho concluded by telling many anecdotes of the bravery of the men aud women of Kansas. Mr. Bsdjuth, of Missouri, followed, and iu a short speech denied tbe assumption that the people of Missouri were parties to the outrages iu Kansas. Mr. Mailt, of Kentucky, was called for, bat declined making a speech, when Mr. 6i.vct.AiR, of Michigan, took tho stand, and made a fan remarks. He was succeded by the Rev. Mr. CHAsmtMR, who said be believed, with Mr. Greeley, that sharp's rides were very great peacemakers, and that there was not much dancer In introducing too many into Kansas. Although 1 am cowardly as to my own person, yet If pent up in Kansas, I believe I would feel inclined to be shot rather than swear to support their laws. I never saw so much insult ia any doenroent as In the proclamation of Presi dent Pierce, but the President did not write that docu ment. Caleb Cushing wrote it, for no other in the nation could embody so many lies in the same space. Should a drop of blood oc spilled in the pursuance of that proclamation, the Administration would be politically buried beyond the power of resuscitation. The people of Kansas needed ail, and needed It now or never. He had fearful foreboding* aa to the future condition of the citizens of Kansas. He {Chandler) had seen over half a century of yean, but ho was ready, if it should Come to tbe worstjto doff his black coat, don a laced one, and battle In their behalf. Mr. Nnvson, of Minnesota, followed. Ha said Minne sota had bee* earnestly waiting to see if an outbreak would occur in Kansas If It did, Minnesota would do good work In the cause|or freedom. He (the speaker) was ready to volunteer to fight against the opprceeors <f freedom in Kansas. Mr. Ashley, of Virginia, ne*t mad* a short speech, In which he stated he was in favor of the plan published In the National Kra, (or the settlement of Kansas. Adjourned. United State* Olatrlrt Attorney's Office EXTRADITION CASE. .?'o P?***? *ubjeci. who was arrested at Kondout, in thi* State, on tht requisition of th# Prua Plan Minister at Waahington, and brought on to Ntw York, was examined yesterday on a charge of counter foiling at Biedenkopt in Prusata. Decision reserved. Cohn? ^ Tho Chicago Journal, of the Hth. nays: " 'Wttnin the last lew days larfe quantities of oorn have changed hands. ;at forty cents per bushel of fifty-six pounds, deliverable In the spring. At least one hundred thoussud bushels bars been sold at this figure within our knowledge. The nriee Is certainly favorable to buy ers and the prospect is for fair proiits in the event 'of either i>eace or war.'' AwocaHWKKT.? ' Th* LetraUrtw; ot *1 joir ti.,d on tbe ir>th ARRIVAL OF THE ATLANTIC. INTERESTING NEW* FROM ZTTRWK. a# nmiwefci; or m picifk. Belligerent Feeling In EUgftnt Againt the (tilled States* Great Britate aad tft* OeaM Atteriua Questions. comou MM so MM. fottonStpady- Brcadstnfft aad Profwioiu MU, fa, *On Ac. SLlvut abOK, leb. St? I A-i M. The stfauiMhip Atlantic arnvrd oil :-an iy Hxk at toa o'clock la*t n igh" . 3?r new* wa<i-broaght to toe ub geeph office by the pUot bwt Geo. Steers. The Atlantic experienced strong niwrlf gaies car too it?js in succestion from liver-pooi. Ia Int. 46 JO, loif. 48 'Ji, during tluck fo^gy weather, feU In ?:th a luy lield of ice, ar.ii tracked H southerly to Iat 4.'., and >Mt erly to long. GO, keeping, it ta sight tar three days. Of Liverpool, Feb C, ?poLe ahipa David Crockett ?nd tone, bound in; February 10, Iat. 61 T, torg. IT, pemef' K. M. S. Ameiica, bound oat. The Atlantic bring* no naws of the Pacific The main features of the new* brought by the Atiantet in that Great Britain in much eiciUd respect. ng war with the United Sta tee. It was even reported that Mr. Buchanan had demanded >1? pan* ports. The **.orj at high word* between I.oid Clarendon and Mr. Buchaaaa, is repeated, and the latter gentleman'* ato?n<M tram Lord Palmerston's roiree, lately given, is attributed to that cau.-e. The general tone of the government aa 1 :>re<M ia ia Halting toward* the I'uited State*, but the Ming et Cke people Heemn friendly. The Manchester and Liverpool Chamber* of rmmrr deprecate a war with Amerioa. Matter* seem at a jiua. l iance and Kngland t-ead envoys to Brazil, te tndueaoe Brazil in the Centtal American affairs. Prince Paskiewitch ia dead. lord Palmerston bad promised to lay partof the Cea tral American correspondence before Parliament. llie survey of the steamer Belg?)ite had proved favo rable for that ve*?>l. Mennrx. Scott, Ruseell A Co.. Tendon ship bui'dsn, had failed, and their liabilities were very laige. The peace question was apparently progressing favor ably. A pceliminaiy prot<?al had been signed at Vieaa* on the lat instant by the representatives of France, Tur key, P.unsia and A<uf>tria, agreelag to open the Peace Ooa lereneeii at Pat is within three weeks. Lord C!araato? ha*l been appointed Plenipotentiary in Great Britain to attend them. The Kmperors ot Kuxsia and Austria will vi.it Paris during the conftrrence. An aiiuistice had been agreed to, to iast unU'. tin nam. of Mareh. The ship Maid <-f Auc!4 la ai bad been ebaa<lpoed. Her crew were saved. Money lifbt, sad in Treat demaad. Coat Mix were weaker, and closed ai 1-0% . The Liverpool cotton market was steady, with bat tti tie changs in prices, lhe sales for the last three dagw amounted to 27,000 bales, including ft, 060 oo speeala tion and (or export. Breadstuff-! much depreeeed. Wheat 4d., aa 1 dear la. lower. Beef and pork lower and dull. Bacon steady. Sugar dull. Rosin in fair demand at to. 8d. I City Intelligence. | Kimw ov tot Iutk s.now Smut 15 tib Mxraoroua? Mod or xaa Stxwts? Hi#th to Hoi-kkboumcm. ? for jmtm back a certain class of young ladies tad gentlemen have bees sighing and praying for a glorleus snow storm, ana that would fairly bring Mew York under a white Mas tie, and make th? street* jubilant with the jiagl* ef eleigh belle ?ad the shouts ot merry parti m. It would be m nice to have about four feet of mow in the streete; New York would look ao pure and pretty, like a bride ad ore ad for her bridegroom; and then it would involve ao maoh f in in the way of anew balling and upsetting on purpeee A the drift*, and pretending it we* all aeoMental, aa yea | ugkiagly brushed the feathery flakes from your gar menta. Besides, what dellcioua ridaa there would be en the avenues! hew the apenking gray a would bound ever the eriapy earth, and the tintinabulatiena oi the beOa would make the air remnant with joy-ins pirinj strains! Then the girl* would look ao pretty mufti ed np warmly in the Buffalo robe*; their eyes watery and spark ling like a peeled onion on a frosty morning, and cheeka red and rosy aa a fresh boiled lobster; while the gente would outdo themselves in the way of dress, and be get up in immense style. And thua, young Mew York drsam ed of the good time coming, when anow would be aa plen tiful aa Oroton water, or dirt in New fork, end feat horses, sleighs singing, whips and whiskey punekee would be all the rage. Well, we have had a tremendoua anow term ? two ef them: also the accorapanyment* of sleighing, singing1, rollicking;, tiding. >nd drinking hot whiskey punches. And a precious mess it has left our eitj In. Language fails la characterizing it properly, ft has all ended ta mud? mud In the streets, on the sidewalk, on the persona of the) pedestrian*,? every where and all over. Broadways, always crowded, is new m perfect chaos ef mud hills, omnibuses, carta, snd vehicles of all kind* mixed up in the most inextrica ble confusion. And all this has been caused by our aaac nlfleent anew storms. If there la a sensible person us New York who n not profoundly convinoed that a great snowstorm la a public nshiortune in a city like this, he ought to be shown up immediately, for he muat be a cu riosity. Would that a pouring rain might eoaaa and drench the city thoroughly, and give us once more clean streets and a habitable metropolis. In Wall street, aa veral citizen* have combined, and are removing the dirt and throwing It into the river. Mr. A. T. Stewart also ia cleansing Broadway opposite his establishment, between Chambers and Reade streets, and it would be well for merchant* down town, whose business is suffering kg the state of the thoroughfares, to go ana do llkewiee. let us have rain, or frost, or heat, but never let us have * great snowstorm in New York again. Pnaium? The members of Troop A, New York York Hussars, met at their headquarters en Tueedey evening last, the 19th instant, and under the oommsmt of First Lieutenant Lyon Isaacs, preceded by about forty- a ve invited guests and Heller's brass band, marehed to Washington Hall, where, after the troop wee drawn up la two column*, 8e ooad lieutenant H. B. Herts, Jr., on behalf ef the troop, In a neat and appropriate speech, presented Captain Jn/aru* Isaaos with a amgni fictnt sliver pitcher and salver, to which Captain Isaasa responded in an appropriate speech; after which the company sat down to a sumptuous banquet, when speech making aad music from Heller's brass band con tributed to add much to the enjoyment of the evenly. The company ensrat?d at a late hour, much gratified at the manner in wnish A Troop of New York Hussars an - tertained them. Finis in Cuato.n i-murr.? Shortly after 12 o'elock ? .1 Friday night the alarm of Are In the Sixth district w? ? caused by the discovery of a Are in a closet in the dwell ing house No. 184 Clinton street. Uhe Are Wrut bnt very trifling before extinguished The spartments war ? uacocupied when the Are occurred, and the doors were open, givtrg free access to any malicious person from tb? street to kindle a Are with impunity. It was evidently the act ot an incenolaiy. The bulking is ewaed by Mr. Hall, residing next door. Kali, r*<>* * Sr.iwuu*.? Cornelius O'Keil and Patrick flellsgber, while engaged In working on a eoaffnid >n froat ot the Methodist church In Seventeenth street, near First avenue, tell to the ground sod were dreadfully in jured, O'Neil, it Is thought, t* tally. They were b >us ^?kea to ttjs C(tj Hospital.