Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 26, 1858, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 26, 1858 Page 1
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th: WHOLE NO. 7847. HEWS FROM KAB8A8. Adjournment of Um Territorial UgUtatweA Man Convention In Lownmo-Ood. Lone Answers the President's Message "Wreny Mug In tie Free State Party?WMat they Propose to do?A Flno Faroe?The Toftka l>t|L latnrc, die. firxciAL (OKlUISrONPENC* or THB HKRALD. Lawhkncb, K. T., Feb. 15,1868. Tie free State party think that their Constitutional Convention bill to legal, though neither signed nor returned by Acting Governor Denver. They seem to be entirely ecnfdent of this, though some members of the Legislature look as if they would sooner go anywhere alas than back to their constituents. The late hour at which the Constitutional Convention Mil wee sent to the Server nor, the doubt that still hangs over the legality of thebUl, together with the Mineola prairie paper town capital bill stand out against them. Can they doJge them? Can they get op a sufficient excitement te withdraw the popular attention from theae matters? Some of them appear to think that they can't do It, and that they have destroyed all their prospects for political elevation. ADJOCTUOtXHT OP ID LBQXSLATra. The reason the Legislature eat ell night was not that they had any business to transact, bat that they considered that they might not legally re assemble on the Uth if they had adjourned on, the 12?h; so they held continuous session from the evenieg of the 13th to the forenoon of the 18th. The Governor considered all communication with them at an end at midnight on the 12th. Is the last session the Legislature preeented but Uttle of the dignified appearance of a legislative body; ribald jests, laughing, talking, smoking and eating were the order of tliA edaauta aa? xirith thair Haim mi fiihnM with their legs mounted upon the ublee, and others on the tables. Tbejr were squatted together In knots, or making flmciful or farcical speeches, intermixed with which was legislation and the passage of factious resolutions. Towards morning the members dropped out, till there were hot very few present; the Speaker, however, kept the hair, In the morning, about 9 o'clock, the Speaker called the House to order. Where was no quorum present. The Sergeant-at-Arms was ordered to bring In absentees. About 9\ o'clock s quorum was obtained. A motion was made to adjourn line die; nothing waa done with it, but the Speaker waa asked the time of day. "Fifteen minutes to twelve," was the answer. It then lacked exactly twenty minutes to 10 A. M.,and the House Intended to adjourn at neon. Somebody entered and said the Governor was ready to leave, and asked permission of the Legislature to do so. (laughter.) The Sra^KKs?The Governor has the permission of the Speaker of the House to depart. (Renewed laughter.) A motion was made and carried, amid considerable laughter, that the Governor have leave to leave just as soon as he chooee. The subject of proving the time at which the CosstitutJonal Convention bill was presented to the Governor was brought up. On motion the Speaker ordered the body of the chief enrolling clerk to be brought Into the House. After waiting over half an hour, word re irned from that vivacious individual that he "was putting on his breeches," and would present himself before the House as soon as possible. He testified before the House that he banded the Constitutional Convention bill to the Governor before 9 o'clock on the morning of last Wednesday, Feb. 10,1968. The House then, at a quarter to 11 A. M., adjourned line die. The Council did the same. Tss mash cosvmmoM r.v ukWRKvnt?rrs osruMSanov. Immediately upon the limine adjourning, Judge Conway called the assembly to order as a mane aonventlon of the people of Kansas. llr. Deitzlor, who bad just left the chair an Hpeaker of the House, wan nominated chairman of the so called convention. He, having been up all night, decliaed, and nominated Mr. Adams, the Mayor of leaven worth. iD bin place. Adams was elected, and the reporters of some Kantern black republican journals were appointed secretaries. Acsordmg to tbe call the meeting was to be held in the Legislative llall at 9 A. M.; bnt as the legislature did not adjourn until nearly 11 o'clock, the "Mass Convention of the People of Kansas" did not get organized till some time after that. Scarcely one of the legislators remained, r took any part in the "Mass Convention.". There were mall about one hundred and fifty men present?strag glers, travellers, loafers and men of 1-awrenct*. Tho Convention was got up by Jim lane, for purposes herein after to be earned. It was got up In two or three days, and no one Ave miles from lawrenoeknew anything about It unless tbev happened to be here within that tlmo, yet that Utile local body of men were called a "Maes Con vent>on of the People of Kansas." The Presldeit's message accompanying tbe Lscompton constitution to Congress was referred to by the Chairman, and it was xLmateJ General J.m lane should hive an opportunity "to defend himself against the attack ot the President.Previous, however, to lane belut called upon the stand, a committee was ordered to he appointed "on bos ne?s. ' (resolutions ) Tbe Chair appointed the following named men?J K. leggett. Judge "noway, W. Y. Robsrti, Mr Henna and I?r. Weelcr. lane, however,seem ed to suppose that a balance of power might be thrown into the committee which would make it more devoted to his interests; be therefore moved that Messrs. I yum anil Arney be placed upon it?motion carried. Mr. Huterscluedt moved to add the name of Dr. Kob to the comm.tlcs? carried. Rebicson then rose and slid if the Chair was directed to appoint the committee be wanted the Chair to do it; if the andience was to appoint the committee ho wanted the au dtence to do it. lie was oppneed to the Chair appointing a committee, and then any ptrson who wanted to change tie completion to suit his purposes to add a sutllcionl numlier of persons to it to do so. Lane sprung up ami called the powers divine and un divine to witness that he hail no political purposes to carry ont by adding those names to the committee, be was not a candidate for any office, a', least not till after they made turn one. The vote appointing tbe committee was reconsidered and the Chair was directed to appoint a new committee of nine. The Chair appointed the Ave names he previously had, and added to them F. M Blake, Charles Robinson, Dr. Kob and the Rev. Mr. Newton. The committee retired, and lien. James II. 1 ana was introduced to the meeting to do battle against too l're*ident of the United Statra. Jim i-*jn noun s th* runrivr o? tuk r\rrm> states. Lane, on taking ibe stand, fumbled around in hia Kket* till bo pulled out a pa|mr, which be read an Colli? Ha Ouisbav asp Yot* (Jwm s?m ?With your permiss-on I will occupy a few momenta of your valtiaole time in noticing the special message of the l'realdent of the I nited State* transmitting the Lolompton constitution to the Senate. No one regreta U>e neoes-ity for such a notice more than myself. but an official paper, emananating from the representative of the government, la presumed to be correct, at least in its recitation of farts. but. whether proceeding from Ignorance or malice, I venture the assertion that the Biemage stands without a parallel in Its rials ideation of history. (Applause ) A Voice? That's so. General 1 hope to demonstrate that it contain* an unmanly assault upon a patriotic, patieat and peace loving people. It Is known to you, and It le a matter of history, that there never ha* hgien in Kansas, any organl ration, publlj or secret, armed or unarmed, against the general government, the Territorial govern ruent of Uie Missouri mis ted code. At the great Delegate Con ran lion, held at Big Springs, In September, 1AW, It was unanimously resolved, after full dlscuss:on and deliberation, not to organize in raataUoce to that oode, bnt to leave each member of the free Bute party (Yee to act independ <utly !n that regard. Never has there been a moment In our history when writs could not ba freely served in lawrence or elsewhere in the Territory Awards that Missouri code we adopted the let akme policy, neither resorting U> nor resisting it and it fell of Ha own weight, beneath the contempt of an Indig nant people (Applause ) While the Territorial officers appointed by the federal government have been regarded and watched as enemies, yet their authority ha* always been acknowledged and their i>o*ltlon* respected Know IM. a? we long have. that a collision between the people of Kansas and the federal authorities was sought for by our enemies, both here and In the general government, we have borne and forborne as Americans were never called on to do before us. When our Territory was occupied by four distinct armies from foreign states, laying waste the country and avowing their determine tkm to evterminate the people of Kansas, betore resisting them we called upon the Territorial authorities and the commandant of the United State* troops for protection. Not until that protection was rolueed did we attack the maraudors. Never have the people of Kansas been in arms egcept to resist invasion from other Stales. Before the convention at Big Spring* a meeting had been called *t lawrence. to organize the dennxwatic party in the Ter ritnry in thai meeting the plan wa* brought forward to organize a Slat* government under the enabling c.laoae, not doubted at that time to bo emphatically enunciated in U>* Kanaaa Kebraaka bill. At Big Springe thi* plan wa* embraced aa the peaceful and legal one, in preference to organized realetance to the Terr tor lal lawn, to *ave the efltirlor ? blood, andteold tboae law* Inatead of coming into conflict with them. The delegate* were fairly elected by the eettlera of Kan*a*. A con*t'tu tior wae framed, republican in Ite form, eubmitte<l an an entiratv to a Mr and full vote of the whole people, and ratified by them State officer* and meinbera of Ui* leglelature, a representative to Uoogrexa, and two I nited Mataa ftenator* were elected, and the constitution forwarded to (hngre** with an humble prayer for our admiaeiot) under It a* one of the eoverelgn Mate* of the I Dion. Had that prayer been granted hundred* of llv** and million* of property would have boon aaved to tbe people of Kanaa* Since that time we have been strug Urg for admiaaion, that pearo might be restored and per natuated and the eoverelgnty of the majority vindicated (Aorlaune.) When we were weak and Missouri -trong our rnemlet obtiioed poaaeaeion of the Territorial govern mmit Although we believed that precedent and law would jnet;*> u* in putting the Topeka government in mo ENE *.ica that when put In motion It legaUy superadded the Territorial government, vet at *11 tunes bare we been aoxroue to Miie the Territorial government. The flret opportunity which occurred we did embrace and took roMearion of it. It m known to you that, had there been ft CuftDCft OI success uaaer uw irauauieui reglftry made by our ememlaa, we would have contested the elect'on of delegates to Uie Lecompton Convention. Tour apeftker returned to Kan mm in die guise, ftt the imminent peril of hia life, for the express purpose of using his humble efforts to induoe the people to go into th?t election. The Topekft legislature is now in session, passing ft code of laws, with the distinct understanding that that code is not to go into effect until we are admitted Into the Union, or until war is declared against us by the reception of the Lecompton constitution. There never bas been a fair election under the Territorial authority. Our border was invaded at every election by organized bands from Missouri, strangers to our sol), our ballot boxes seized, and our settlers driven therefrom by force. Tbe Territorial militia officers were our enemies. In view o this, at the convention where we decided to go into the October election, it was determined that I should be authorized to organize the people for the protection of the ballot boxes. That organization wan had. Although we could not prevent tbe manufacture of fictitious returns we did keep back the armed hordes, and secured th < Territorial legislature to the people, fne right to defen one's self is hold to be inalienable. The American right of suffrage is believed to be equally sacred. The organization had no other object than that Indicated; and immediately after the election the position was surrendered into the hands of the people. The only design of enrolling the names of thoee who refused to join the organization, was to secure a full census of the voters to serve as a corrective of the election returns for the detection of frauds. The Lawrence Charter Association was a mere squatter movement. It was news for our people to learn from Gov. Walker that it was th* commencement ol a great system. In that matter he deserved and received tbe ridicule of all sensible men: and no man was more chagrined than himself at the mistake he bad made. As I have shown, and as is known to you, tbe people of Kansas could not participate in the election of delegates to the I<ecompton Convention with tbe slightest hope of success. The registry was framed by our enemies to defraud us. Tbe election officers were villains of the darkest dye. The people remained at home necessarily, and with but few exceptions the vilest men were elected delegates to frame a constitution. They met, and by the aid of federal bayonets consummated their villanv; and 1 assert here, that but for thoee federal bayonets that crime would have been pre vented by an outraged people, In a summary manner. (Applause. 1 In consonance with their programme a trick of submission was invented to impose upon the Congress of the United States. With the government, under that constitution, in the hands of our enemies, we knew that Kansas would be as fully a alave State with tbe slavery clause as without it- Tbe submission of the slavery qaes tion was of itself a more mockery. Leaving oat of the auction altogether the nriu<ii>le. as asserted by our fa there?that representation and tie exercise of legislative power are inseparable?the fact that the constitution was framed by the enemies of the people, protected by federal bayonets and not submitted, Is deemed sufficient to justify American freemen in resorting to extreme measures to prevent Its being forced upon them as their organic law. Should Congress receive it, under the circumstances, it would be in all reepecte the infliction of a constitution by the central government upon the people of the State contrary to their wishes and in violation or their plainest rights, rhc spectacle of tho central government forcing an unwilling people into the Union would bo somewhat anomalous. Fosring tho action of a partisan Congress, elected with deep prejudices against us, under protest, and with no other object than to induce that Congress to reject the Lcccmpton constitution, a portion of our people, on the 4th of January, participated in the election of Stale officers and members of the Legislature under it. By decisive majorities we elected enemies to' tbst constitution. Frauds Which would drivo any other people than those of Kansas into bloodshed and civil war were perpetrated to crush us. By years of suffering and oppression are we driven to the wall. Should Congress, by the influence of a corrupt and tyrannical executive, receive that constitution, and attempt by fede ral authority to enforce it upon us. wc arc determined; and nothing 1s left for us but tnc alternative of manly resistance. (Applause.) If we brtvely fall in such a struggle, we will at least have maintains 1 our reputation as freemen worthy of our ancestry. If wo succeed it will be a lesson to the centrsl government that Americans Know their rights, and knowing dare maintain. For three years we have spit upon the Missouri enacted code; and all the power of Missouri and the general government could not enforce Its provisions against our contempt ' The Territorial legislature lias now repealed the obnoxious features of that code. Should Congress receivo the Lacompton constitution, by that reception they roitore to life that repealed code. If in three years the central government could not enforce it, bsfore its repeal, how many years will it requiro to enforce it afterwards 1 (laughter.) The Kansas-Nebraska bill secures to the lorcigner who has declared his intentions the right to vote. The Missouri code takes that right from hiin and confers it u|>on the Indian. We have vindicated the right of the foreigner under the Xebraskabill by the repeal of the law. Should Congress receive the I<ecomptoQ constitution, this law is sgsln revived, and he who votes fur that reception endorses the doctrine As a speedy and p rueful mode of settling our difficulties the people Trained and raiiUed the Topeka constitution. By s decisive msjonty that cmstitu lieu mas received cy uic popular branch or tkrogreia. Since that time we have ha I a lively hope that the Senate would ratify the action of the House. To remove all pretext. and as a sacrifice to the unfounded prejudices in the mind* of the oppononts to that constitution, the first Territorial Legislature under the control of the people has passed a bill calling a convention to frame another constitution. The law is fatr to all, and provides for submitting the constitution to be framed to a fair and fjll popular vote. This movement is tendered 1 a Christian and patriotic spirit as a compromise for speedy and luat settlement of tha Kansas question. Why should not (ougresH aad all parties receive It as suc.hr Itetore the Iccompton rnnstitition can possibly past, this constitution will be before that body. By endorsing it at once as their action, thus recognising the right of the people to fix the details in the settlement o* their own affairs, jwace is permanently secured, and the rights of the ma jority vindicated. (>u the contrary. should Congress peri-isl in foist,ng upon us s constitution despite our will, war. devastating war, must follow. It may be extender! all along the line to the Atlantic const, and the President may be compelled to look uimn the fragments of a broken gov eminent. Cod grant that justice may prevail, and such a scene never be presented. The people of Kansas are qualified to manage their own atUirs. TTicy have sternly opposed Missouri intervention, aad would have oppoeed intervention from Northern Slate* or aid societies as sternly. They have originated their own policy?engineered their own cause, they have ever been loyal to the government and true to the Lnil, 11, and he who charges otherwise wrongs them and falsifies their history. To the charge made by the Pr?ni dent agamtt me personally I haTe this to say that the allegation comes with a bad grace from him or his party. I could not have been a " turbulent ' character when that party endorsed me, by thrusting upon me. by unprecedented maturities, three of the most important positions in the State of Indiana?all of which I held at one time? that of IJeutenant Governor, Elector al large and Member of Congress. That character could not have been won by me while leading the troops under federal authority in the democratic Mexican war, when I stood upon that Mexican field where 1'ieroe famtingly and safely rscltned. (Rears ot laughter ) It was not turbulence to my then tarty that Induced me to vote for the Kansa* Nebraska bill, in obedience to the instructions of my constituentsobtained, as I afterwards learned, throigb fraud and misrepresentation, by the vile creature John I. Kobinsm, in obedience to the orders of his "Bright'* friend Are my earnest and energetic eflorte, upon my arrival in the Territory, to build up the democratic party in Kansas to be used ss a foundation for the charge of luruuifjDi" vj IMWI ui UIM ^Ntri/r M UJH itot HUM the Toj-eka movement m 6r*t brought forward in a democratic convention to be used against me T la my anxiety to participate in every election that hae occurred In Kaonae eiDce I reached ber lewder to prejudice met Having on all cccaeloni Insisted upon the eacred observance of the right of property, without reference to political opinion*?having treated all prisoner* kindly and courteously ,1 am forced to the eonclivlon that The head and front of my offend.ug mnat he found In the fort that T have sternly and fearlessI* vindicated the right of the people of Kansae to frame their own law* and mould their own institution* In tbctr own way, (Applause.) The message of Mr. Buchanan evidence* that be )? on the same downward road that hia predecessor* and the Governor* of Kansas have so successfully travelled?(laughter)?that of anting in our affairs upon the representation* of the pro.slavery filibuster* of Kanaa* and Missouri The politician who doe* It 11 has already fallen.'' let Buchanan howl and ('.ingress enact? Kansas I* free, and all the power* of the earth cannot enclave her. To day the people or Kan**- are a unit -to long a* that unity la preserved nothing can prevail ag*iD*t them. The cm It feeling the I awrenre people e*pre*aed la regard to the above document wa* curlasity to know who wrote if for lane. Though lie irtyle 1* far from being a mode), yet It I* very different from lane'* usual style. He I* not a man who can make anything like a logical or connected speech. The Idea of Jim I anc putting himself up to instruct the President of the I nlted states ** to truth la very ridiculous, for I hare nnver yet found IhiU man In Kaneae who would put faith In lane's word or truthfulness. a man who la notoriously untruthful, whose word hlene I* no basis of faith, taking the President or tne In I tod Bute* to task for falsification would, were It not for Ite Impudence, be hoyood description ludicrous. At 3 P. M. tlia Convention re assembled, sod was called to order by their chairman. The Committee on Businses reported as follows through their chairman:? We recommend the appointment of t committee of thirteen, three of whom shall he members of the present Territorial Commhtee, three of the Plata Centra! Committee, three of the Plate Committee under the l-erwnpton movement, and four who are not members of either; and tkat aald committer of thirteen ahull be composed of the following person* ? tif the Territorial t'ommluee-O. W Smith, R Qfllpatrtek. J. W Robinson. Of the PUte Central Commit!**?James Hlood, Henry Har vey, W. F. Jf. Arvey. State Committee under the I.c .impton constitution?A, W. Wood, Thus. Rwins. tr , Joha Manns. Hi w men?J. B Wheeler, 11 J. Adams, C B. Unes, B. R. IfftlOB. It shall be the duty of the committee in atten I to all matter legitimately connect--.! with the management of the oomlng election or deiegatea to (ram* ft constitution under the tot oftpeed by Ike recent Terrllorlftl t<e*talature end to call de let*to contention to nnmlnftie all rmeera onarr It. We recommend that the free mate men. rerardteaaof the P??1 or nfln.w differences nt op I quit aa to nuech.na of poller, he earnestly requested to participate In the election of dele galea aforesaid, thst we meet upon the same aa romprnmlae grounds, neither thereby sacrificing principle or abaolrlng their former organisation The eilalence of thla committee shall terminate with the assembling ot the neit free State delegate contention. Wo recommend the aeleMion of a special eiecu'lra committee of Are, whose duty It shall be to take such energelie meaanreaaa maybe deemed neeeaaarr In -aae the tiecoaip ton nomtitutlon ahall be passed hy Oongreaa, and natd com dure to conalr. of the following ier?i> ?U arlc? Ro ,ina->n. * r * 1 V9 fy * T "T I IIT _ VA If 1 u MORNING EDITION?FIUE Juui H. Lane, H. J. Adams, Thomas Bwlng, Jr., JUKI I hat we endorse the concurrent resolution passed by the recent Territorial I.eglslsiure ui'on the subject of the resistance to the Lecomptor constitution, ?? follows:? Resolved, That we do hereby, for the last time, solemnly protest against the admission of Kansas Into the Union under the Lecomplon constitution, that we hurl hack with scorn the ltbslioua charge contained in (he message of the President accompanying the Lecompton constitution, to the effect that the freemen of Kansas are a lawless people; that, reiving upon the Justice ot our course, we do hereby, In behalf of the people we represent, solemnly pledge ourselves to each other, to our friends in Congress and in the Status, our "lives, our fortunes and our stored honors," to resist the Lecompton constitution and government by force of arms if necessary ; that in this perilous hour of our history we appeal to the civilized world for the rectitude of our position, and call upon the friends of freedom everywhere to array themselves against the laat act of oppression In the Kansas drama. Judge Conway, net member of the Oommtttee on Business. rose and opposed the above report by an able and lengthy speech He eiplaine I the position and formation of the three committees in the Territory. The first uppointed at Topeka by a Convention of the free State party, properly elected from all the oountlea of the Territory, was tbe only legal and authoritative oommtttee in the Territory so far as the free State party waa concerned. The second committee was rather a committee of the ciUzeDS of the Territory appointed at the Grasshopper Kalis' Convention, whose duty it waa to look after the general Interests or tbe Territory. The third committee waa that appointed by the "boHers," or those who went into the election under the Leoomptioo constitution. The Judge said he would be well pleased to have all these committees and the factions which they represented In the free State party harmonized and centralized In one; but that ahonld not be done In such a manner as to rend asunder the very elemento they were Intending to conjoin. He held Inst n little meeting got op in Lawrence at one or two days' notice had no right, no power, no authority to ast for the whale free State party of Kansas and legislate them under the control of acentr&l oligarchy. Tbe Judge went on and rully developed this Idea, giving at the same time some pretty sharp cross firing aa to tb4 way the bo called "Mass Convention of the People of Kansas" had been got op. He then turned to the dictatorial committee of five, denounced it upon the same grounds, that that meeting had no authority nor right to confer upon any live men, how worthy soever they might be, unlimited power over the free State party or tbe citizens of Kansas. No handful of men like that there assembled should presume to confer upon any committee of five power to place the whole free State party, the whole people of the Territory, in a position of rebellion against me United States, tbe res alt of which no one could foresee. For the peace, the harmony and the unity of me free State party, for me welfare and happtnew of tbe whole people of me Territory, be urged them not to pursue such an injudicious and illegal course. Ttva rnriAri nf iha nnntmitiaA almitiwl a. trraaf. Haul nf foal. ing *>>4 considerable sharp debate. The fast ions in the tree State party showed themselves expert -wranglers. The real light, however, was against some of the free State leaders, who were attempting to get the absolute control and management of the party into their own hands, so as to kill offtbe more quiet and respectable men who exercise some influence In the councils of said party. The light was not roally between the principal olemente in the free State party, which I have denominated the conservatives and fanatics, but which would be more projierly called the rabid fanatics and the conservative fana tics of said party, though their conflicting claims were essily seen through all the struggle. A ORANIl FAKI*. After the leading men of the free State party had fought and eeglei most excitingly for several hours about the repor^le previous question was called, and the subject brougSt to a vote Here an unexpected difficulty arose. The call declared that the Convention should vote by counties, and each county according to population. When this was stated there was a general laugh. Some moved to have a census taken before they voted. The Chair declared that it was impracticable to vote under the ualL There were no delegates from the counties, and the Con\ entlon could enact nothing In accordance with the call. The Convention could not vote as a convention except under the call. Robinsoo pitched Into Lane for asking him to sign each a call under such circumstances. W. Y. Roberts said the call was presented to him and he would not sign It Several other persona stated the same. lane, seeing that his own offspring was turned against him, was the first to vote to kill It He moved the " Convention of the People of Kansas" adjourn tine die. The motion was carried, and the assembly Immediately resolved inself into a mass meeting of the people of Lawrence. The meeting adjourned for supper, and met again at 7 P. M., and sat until early in Sunday morning. The projects moHly discussed were the measures for harmonizing the free State, resolutions for putting the Topcka State government into operation, and the proprioty (' the free State men elected under the Iscompton constitution taking the oath of office. The afflrmativo and negative of the latter two questions were warmly (liscimsea, out do resloution or toy kind could bo passed. The aadicnoo equally applauded anything that was rabid for or against rebellion, and anything that was eloquent, whatever its sentiment or policy might be. This may te?m strange to Keeicm readers, but Kansas takes her theatricals in polltil's: the young men of lawrence go to a political meeting far precisely the same reasons that the young men in Xew York go to the theatre?that is, Tor amusement, to see and make sport. The young fellows here, and old ones too, have been in the habit of meeting one or two evenings in a week In Legislative Hall, to make farcical legislation, fan cifu) speeches, and have a real bedlam of a time. They have appropriated the name of Dan lies to tbeir use. They ' all suib men as Jim tano to the stood. immediately ap piaud him, and make such a noise that ne cannot be heard to speak a word?do anything and everything that will raise a laugh or be novel Well, the rhinites, though die gustingly noisy, have always been well attended, and even by the lights of the free State party. The mass meeting, as 1 said, met at 7 I'. M , but the audience got there ba'f an hour or so bafore that time, and held a ISuilte session Drat. It wsa conducted as usual, wHh speech making, resolutions, fun and frolic. The same ao die nee to a man thai composed it resolved them selvea at 7 o clock mto a mass meeting, by Mayor Adaase taking the chair, and the same m?n that were on the stand rtading ludicrous resolutions when the Iianites adjourned afterwards took the stand n the mass meeting, and made a speech there. I have made this Iwnlte digression to show of what moss conventions in Kansas are composed, and bow they regard politic^ a* s play, as a theatre, and hurely their leaders do make most amusing actors, when one understands thsir designs an 1 polity. Alter a sliarp and frequently personal discussion until alter midnight. it was evident the policy that wan received with most (oior by the audience and loaders was for the free State men elected under the locomptnn constitution to qualify. If thoy have s majority, all right; If not, kill and bang enough of the pro slavery men elected till they have a majority: then enact one law, and only oue? namely, an act authorizing and calling a new constitutional convention?that being done to kill and abandon the en tire I^compton constitutional State government. They were not even in favor of electing Senators to the rutted states Senate under that constitution. If the lecompton constitution passes Omgrees. there will still be s strong tight in the free State |suty about their members taking the c alii of office The leoiing is so strong on trial auDjert that men tn Iawrrnce bare tworn to their pereonal fnen.la ele-ted ae representative* und?r that onnalilutton that If they (the latter) qualified. the former woul I hang them, they haveaworn and pledged theme >lve* to do it. Hut notwithstanding that, If the Iecomplon coo*Htutioti does pass Congress, the member* elected under it will qualify, and they (the conservative fanatic*) and their po Itcy will triumph. If, however, that nooetitution doe* not pane Congress the men who bare Rtrongly advocated the qualifying policy will And themselves a little too far to the leeward. The politic! ant understand this, and there I* considerable squaring and sparring about their present platform*. The resolution* to put the Topekn State government into operation were laid on the table, .lust a* the assembly were going to adjourn early on Sunday morning the report made by the Committee on Business of the "Maaa Oonven vention of the People of kanaae'' was taken up. and a powerful effort made to pane It. Men had been stationed In different part* of the room to call up the report, to support It, and to crush down any one wbomlghioppoae it. The thing was all cut and dried But Judge Conway, a* aoon aa he aw what was being done, sprang upon Uis stand, a doien nstantly claimed the floor, a dn7*o Instantly called the previous question. but Donway was one Instant ahead of ibatn and bad the floor. The chairman acknowledged him there was a perfect bowl In the Assembly. the Judge conld not be butsed nor halloed down he told them they might howl till doomsday but be would not relinquish his position. In about At* minute* the Chair obtained order Conway woke fifteen or twenty minutun, and then gave way to the previous question. The report was put to rote lor It* adoption, and waa lost by an overwhelming majority, the ayes being but very few and faint. On the report being taken up those opposed Co It moved to ad .(ours. The motion was lost, all In favor of the report voting agninct adjournment; but the rriends of the repot, as above seen, were finally defeated Robinana was In a rags at that, and left the hall crying aloud, "I know what It all mean*:" "I know what it I* done lor." What It all meant was this that Robinson and lane had attempted to get. through the instrumentality of that committee of five, an absolute control and Influence over the Tree state party and been defeated That was what caused rsge That was why person* were stationed, with Instructions, In certain parts of the room. Robinson and lane bate each other worse than poison, they are jealous of each other: the former denounces the latter as the most infamous and unscrupulous liar In Kan was, yet. aa they are both aspiring to be roiled Ktates (tension, they are ready to unite to cruah every man whom they think may by any possible chance become a rival, or who will not support thorn for that position, or who would not be their tool In any petition to which the former might be elected Hence they wage war against men who are

independent and will not become their creatures, and elevate men who will art aa auch Tbcre is chicanery and trickery in New York politics, but I don't think any politician ran snrpaaa, In bad faith and unocrnpulousiiea* some of those known aa leaders of the free Fkato party of Kansas. The reenlt of the meeting waa such that the member* of the Topeka legislature are going home tn mind their business some of them started ve*terdav morning "no of the rlerka and "no of tho pideca of the election (<>f Jan 41 at Shawnee precinct, have been brought Into town a? prieoocra. They will be examined before Wie In ratiyaltny dnmmtttee. The (Jovernor returned the flank bifla with hla veto, the a< m were, hnwercr, ptteaed oyer hla reto. Thk Camfornia Mails.?A telosrrapliio despatch from the Poetmaetor at New York, dated thm morning. to Mr. fbindaa, of the Prat tfhoe tiopartmeat. at?tw? that (here #ae no failure of any part of the mall* from the South for tho taet tremor for a < pin wall The ateamer did not eat I till Sunday fbrenoon We are fnrthor Inform ed that the whole mall from the South. including Wa?h tngton, went forward by tho laet ahip to Otltfbrnla The prfix'.ipal mail from Washington yoea on to Now York two tlaya l>efoTe the ah'p aaila. A aecond or a ipplemenury ma'l jooa ota day before.? IPtnlinyton Waft, Hh '.'-I * t KK B AY, FEBRUARY 26, 185? JlyitcrloBf Cut or flappottd Wile Mmrifier. About eight o'clock yeeterday morning a shocking affair occurred In the basement of the premises corner of West Broadway and Leonard street. A If exKsan named Paul Hernandez shot hie wife (an Irish woman) through motives of jealousy and revenge, inflicting such severe wounds that she died soon afterwards in consequence. These people, it appeared, kept a low saloon which wxs the resort of thieves and prostitutes of the worst description. Of late they have been quarreling continually, and In consequence of the wife's riotous course of living the husband on more than one occasion thought proper to administer to bis better half a sound beating. Yesterday morning the pair qoarelled again, when Hernandez, as it is alleged, drew a pistol, and tired it at the head of his victim, wounding her in the sock. The police, alarmed by the discharge of the piatol, ontered the premises, whoa they discovered the Mexican leaning over the body of the dying woman, apparently in great tribulation, and exclaiming,"Oh, my poor Maggie!" When arrested he admitted having shot deceased, but said he did so by accident. The injured woman was promptly con veyed to the New York Hospital, where everything was done to save her life, but in vain, She expired in a few momenta after ber admission to the institution. Hernandez was taken to the Fifth precinct station house, and there locked up to await the result of the Coroner's inquest Upon the Coroner's inquest it was shown Inevtdcnoo that on the night previous to the murder the prisoner moulded some ballets fbr bis pistol; that when excited ho was In the habit or discharging the weapon in the basement, though with no other intent than that of frightening bis wife. There wore several persons In the basement at the time of the shooting, but nose of them saw the pistol discharged. Immellately on wmeidiog the womau he threw himself down upan the floor beside her, and raved like a madman, saying, " Oh! my Maggie, I did not mean to kill you," or words to that effect. He jumped about the room, and when the policemen entered the premises be had all the appearance of a man bereft of his senses. The ball entered deceased's neck, severing the carotid artery aad fracturing the oevlc.le vertebra*. Coroner Gamble being notified of the oocurrenco pro ceeded to the New York Hcepttal, aad there held an Inquest upon the body of deceased, when the following evidence was elicited ? Jane tenia, being duly sworn, deposed and said?I board with the prisoner, at No. >3 Wert Broadway, and have done so for the last five weeks; the prisoner kept a lager bier aalooo at said place; the prisoner quarrelled continually with his wilfe; she often told me that she was afraid of him; that she was afraid he would murder ber; be was drunk yesterday; he beat her and dragged ber into a room off the basement. this morning about seven o'clock (1 am not positive u to the exact time), I was ia bed when I hoard the prisoner coming into the basement; the deceased came into my room aud said the prisoner had called her several bad names; she then went into the saloon, when I heard the report of a pistol; I jumped out of bed and saw deceased 1b the arms of the prisoner; be was crying out "Margaret, Margaret, I did not mean to do it;" blood was flowing freely from deceased's ne:k; he took her into the back room and thnn dropped on the floor; she did not speak after that; two police officers came in immediately and arretted the prisoner, and con veyed the deoeased to the hospital' when the prisoner used to drink be would lire off the pistol in the basement; I saw the pistol with him yesterday, and the pistol now shown me Is the sama T had seen with the prisoner; deceased told roe that the prisoner was jealous of her; the deceased was not an intemperate woman; Stanley Iirusn was in my bedroom and another man had just gone out as the pistol went off. Henry Haas, being duly sworn, deposed as follows?I reside at .Vo. 20? Mm street; lama carpenter; I knew the deceased and the prisoner for the last fourteen days: I worked at No. A3 West Broadway, for the landlord of the bouse- I have seen the prisoner beat his wife, and the man who kept the grocery store went down to save her; this morning about eight o'clock I was in the rear bsse ment of No. 83 West Broadway, the front ]>art of which was occupied by the prisoner and deceased; there was but a slight board partition between the two basement"; there were two men working witti me at the time, 1 beard a pistol shot in the front basement and heard some one < rying out; I ran up and told the landlord that some Aoe was shot In the front basement, and stood at the front door to watch while the landlord went after the police; some police officers came and took the prisoner out of the basement; they also took the deceased; I saw the prisoner making balls yesterday; I sixike to the prisoner about beating his wife, and on this account he was down on me; I thought yesterday when he was making the balls that be intended to shoot me. I also saw a pistol in bis bands yesterday. Stanley Pruss, being duly sworn, deposed as follows? I live at No. 102 Worth street, and work at Chamberlain's Hotel, Itobtnson street. 1 went out last night in company with a frleDd of mine, and entered the premise No. 81 West Broadway to get a drink ; the prisoner, bis wife and Jane Ranis were sitting by the stove; I had a drink ani went away; I returned In cempany with my fr "tid, when we both got beds and retired lor the n.ghl; I was awoke several times during the night by hearing the prisoner and deceased in high words, this morning, about 7.1 o'clock, the iwisoeer came into mv room, and a.-ked me if I would have come breakfast, I made blin a reply, when be went out and hreurht something back In a backet; when he returned, I heard the report of a pistol; I jumped out of be I, and saw the deceased In the arm* of the prisoner; I beard bins say, " May*>, Maggie,! did not m-?an It bo then acted llkeacragy man, Jumping about the floor, lb" deceased waa bleodinv froui the neck and could not f?efc I eaw fce ntHcc < * r.ene u< take tho priaoner away, I wa? never In the house nntll laat night. I s.iw the*uflVier pick up the pistol now shown me, from'the floor. Th imss Graham, of No. M Centra street, deposed, that be wm In company with the last mentioned witness on the night previous to the murder and slept there . In the morning he went ont with the priioner to purchase some meat for breakfast ; when tbey returned deceased wa? sitting by the stove ; witness went Into bta bedroom, and while doing ?o be heard the report of a ptirtol ; his built wiut turned when the pistol went off, witness turned sround when the prisoner dropped the pistol on the Moor ; be saw that deceased was wounded In the neck; the prisoner exclaimed, "Maggie, <1?o the pistol; f d Id not mean to do It;" the prisoner told blm to g" out for a doctor; witness did ao, but did not return. Henry Helldebrand, proprietor of the grocery store over the basement ocoupied by the prisoner, deposed that he wss a witness to a number of quarrels between deceased and the prisoner, and ha I often Interfered totavotbewo man from vtolenre;th? primmer was aq nek tempered m?n, and always carried a pistol; st7 \ o'clock yesterday mom lug h<- beard the report of a pistol in the basement. when llearr Haas, the carpenter, came running up, saying somebody was shot; witness ran to tbe station bouse im media'ely, and Informed the tnspcrtor of the Klflh proclnct of the occurrence Thoe. Mana, s clerk In Mr. Helldebrand's grocery store, corroborated the testimony of his employer. Inspector Hatchings, of the Klflh prvnact, deposed that be repalrod to the scene of the murder in company with policeman I'arel. that upon entering the basement he saw a large pool of blood upon the floor, and heard the groan* of tbe deceased In an adjo ntng room. tbe prisoner wa present. be drnptwd the pistol on the floor when I gave bim into the ruatodv sf Policeman Paret The de. ->a?cd was conveyed to the hospital, where she died tn a fjw momenta after her admission Robert Ray, V D.,deposed?That he was bouse anrgeon at tbe New York Hospttffl. deceased was admitted to that inatRutlon about eight o'clock A. M., suffering from a pistol shot sround tn tbe neck. deceased lingered but a few minutes after she waa admitted, on making a poet mortem examination of tbe body, It was found that the ball from tbe pistol had severed the caratld artery an I fractured the vertebras; the first named wound wai the immediate cause of death. The case wasihen given to tbe Jury, whs, after due nniwrwHm, ieuuwrwi uir iniiow;D|( turner, " That declared ram* to her death by a pfrtol ?hnt wound, at the hand* of her hue band. Paul Hernandez, February 2ft, Iftft*. at So R8 Wert Broadway " t'pon the rendltl m of the above verdict. Coroner Humble proceeded to eiamtne the prtaoncr a# folio eg.? Paul Hernandez, being duly evamtnod according to law on the aanezed charge, and being informed that he w.ti at liberty to aninrar or not all or any quoetioaa put to h.ra, etatce an follow*, vl*. y What la your name* A. Panl Hernandez, y How old are you? A. Thirty three year* y Where were you born? A. At Tampicn Mezlro. y Where do you lire? A. Vo A3 Weet Broadwey. corner of I eooard utrect y What la your occupation* A. faloon keeper* y. Hare you anything to "ay, and If eo what, relatire to the charge here preferred againirt you A I plead not guilty, and *ay that It wae accidental Ifemander. wae then committed l> the Tomb* to await the action of the lirand Jury. A Nappnwd Blare Caae. t NirBD UTATKM MiMHiL't OKKK'K The Called State* Marahal, with Mr. O'Keafe and noma other* of hie aid* hare been on the qui pfee for some time peat, hoping to arreet certain partie* engaged In *<Hting on foot an unlawful entarpnae for the trafllMng la ataraa. On Wedneadar night tha official *Urled in purwuff of a veeeel down the Bay eatd to ha the ?? and auppoecl to he prepared for a voyage to the cowit of Afrl'Ut They got on board the rteamer Oliver M. PeUlt by which they intended to make rbaee, hut found that they were on the rcry tug that had been hired by *otne of th* parlte* of whom they were In pureuit. The Captain of the PetMt re fneed to aay to the Marehal where he waa going, or to give the name of the v*"*e| to whl< h he wa? to convey the ja<*cnger* then on hutrd, the official" were rooac ipiei tly foiled tn thalr pur*utt, and contended themeeU-e, by taking Into netody Jne Haoto?, Vinc?nte Lou l? an l Andrew I** Santo*. They alec took po*eee*l?n of a quantity if trunka, rbarte, Ac , which w*re?earched In the "" ninranay anernoon, nnt r-mtuBi"'! nothing of * lanilataM nature The chart* were of Cub* and the coeet nf fiutnca, hut of r?WM they could be u?ed either in a legitimate or en illegal voyage. Th* men arretted on hoard the eteam tug were taken before fY>w>mi?e inner Morton, and held to hail in the mm of 12 .00 each, ARRi^Tor a Man SrarirrvBn or a PmtAnrrt, r*iwr ?The arreetof n man named D. H. Roeenkmne, At Klmira, i? announced He In anapected nf having placed obstruction-- -ipoo the track of the neatra' railroad a veer ago. When John <nell, an engineer, of ttHa city w?? V lied ? Nn+ot" I'niim, tkb. 24 ' [ERA Hour the Taxpayer* are Fleece*. ai.dkhmkn'h committer on fraud*?the third AVKNDB CASH CONTINUED?TUB COMMIT run OXCLARK THAT THKT CAN TRACK OCT NOTHING, AND ADJOURN 8INK D B. The Aldermen's Committee on Frauds sat ag tin yester tley?present Aldermen Adams, Owens, Tucker end Stephen*. The cese of setting curb end gu'ter, 4c., on Tblrd avenue, between Sixty-first end Elgoty-sixth street*, in the surveyor's return of which seMous alterations bed been mede since It was senttothi Street Department by Mr. .Boyle, lbs surveyor, was resumed. Mr. Edwakd Botik was examined, and produced a copy of the memorandum of the survey be male on the Third avenue, between Sixty-first end Eighty sixth streets, as he fOund It on his book i. The following is the memorandum:? lineal feet curb end gutter set. 8,3:15 11-12 " " reset 1,019 312 Square feet of flagging 31,646 lineal feet of gutter reset 240 4 12 " " curb and gutter furnished und to be set by owners 270 10-12 Cubic yards of earth excavation 1,206 *>, " " rock ? 57* " " earth lliling 609 Copy of assessment list for setting gutter and curb in Third avcuue, between Si a ty-first and Eighty sixth streets, sent to the Street Oommtsemncr l>ec. IK, lsirt ED. BOYLE, City Surveyor. The asseesmcnt list was sent for, with a view to ascertain who made It up; but Mr. I.epgett stated that Mr. Cenover bad gone to Albany, and the '1st was locked up In bis room. Alderman Adxwv?i'erhaps the assessors can tell us who made the list eut Mr. 0-4KLTY?I cannot. Q. Have yon no memorandum of the fact? A. No; we usually keep momoranda, but in this case I don't think Q. Mr. McNeil, can't you tell us wbo made it out? A. I must answer as I did before?I can't tell, for the life of me. Q. We thought you might have kept some little memorandum of It? A. Well, we used to make some memo randa of theae things, bnt we hardly ever kept them. Alderman Tvokmi? Have you any idea when the altera Uons in these figures wero mede? It must neve been either In the Assessor's office or the Street Department? Mr. McNmi?'That does not follow, sir. TTleee lists pass through several hands They go from ue to the Common Council?both boards of it?then to the Mayor, and then to tbe Comptrollers office. It nover comee back to us. Alderman Trcsim?Oh, If tbat'a tbe way these documents axe hawked about the streets, It is useless for us to try and diicovor where tbo changes were made. Mr. McNkil?Mr. Boyle, don't you give the assetsment lists to ths contractor? Mr. Boylb?I do not. Mr. Mcnel? Did you ever do ho? Mr. Botl*?I dou'l think I ?ver did; I consider it would be unbusiness like to do so; I always gave them to tho Street Commissioner. Mr. Oakijnr (one of the see canon) said that he in willing to admit that things were done iu a very tone aud careless manner. In their office they had not even a eafe in which to lock up their paper*. Alderman Apamh?Well, we will apply t) the Legislature to mend these matters. Mr. Oaklby?I think It is the duty of the city Council to attend to it Mr. Adam*?Oh, no?if |>*ople must go to the legislature to have their term of office prolonged, they can't object to asking them to interfere to prevent frauds. Mr. Oaki icy?I think we might do without the Common Council altogether, then. Alderman Apajsm? >*erhap* no. Cbab. Tvknkr was examined, and said that he could give no information whatever as to who mado up the asneHsment list; he never saw it at all, it was usual for Mr. Taylor to receive the lists from the hands of Ins surveyors direct. No contractor ever gave him a roll Alderman Auamh?It ta Impossible for u* to trace out any tiling. We will hand tbcee matters over to the proper author I ties, who are paid for attending to them; and we will now adjourn, a* all the rases before us are tlnlibed. We will make out a report in a short time. We will ad|ourn now, at least until some new cases are brought before us. The committee then adjourned rise dir. The Jobeoti and Heeljr Contempt Case. htthbmk COniT?hpbcial TKHJt. Before Hon. Judge Sutherland. Fib. 26.?In the Matter of tke People m. Jntmn ami Keely.?Mr. J. N, Will ting, the referee before whom tho alleged contempt ?u committed. stated thai be bad been convinced thai tbe at)ray was not premeditated, and he moved that that portion of the order which required Mr. Pecly to show cause why his license should not be revokod )>e stricken out. This was assented to, and ex Judge Kdmonds was named as referee to hear the mutter. Mr. Jobson, one of the refractory parties, said that hla legal adviser, Mr. Sohennerbora, was engaged in another Court, and he desired to bavo bis advice. He (Mr. Jobson) was not a lawyer, as bad been represented by a wo man wboae name be would not mention in eourt. He was simply a man of science and literature. The parties then retired. Tee case will come up before ex Judge Edmonds at 3 o'clock this day, (Friday .) jobron nan a libbi. wit. *rnwm oontr?aracuL ?sn? Before Hon. Judge Clerks. Fin. 'J6.? Pavid W. Job*m nr. Ilmry J. ftoymond, J ./oncs s*?7 M H. VTeafeyi?Thm ma suit for llbjUOu da mages for an alleged Ubel In a paper called the New York The plaintiff ocmplains that lie was engaged as a dentin in this city, and in teachiug and instructing ladies and gentlemen in the ni -eiios and mysteries ol that art. and that he canned to be inserted In tbe Nsw Yonx 1U raid tbe following ? Wtw Ksrtovsxsr res Fr??iv?.?Mr Jo'yenn, member of the Keyal College of Rurgrnns ot K.ilinburg. and formerly dentlal to the royal faintly ol Maglaiid. now re-eives ladles as we II ns gentlemen as pupils In the denial art. and rapidly qualllli ? tli rn. on ei oeomieal terms, to perform all the duties of a dentlit, a' .I'M Fourth street, near Broadway. Tbe plaintiff also states that he was tbe only dentist nt tbe time of tbe alleged grievances hnoornplains of engaged In the business of instructing ladies and gentlemen in tbe art of dentistry, that defendants, well knowing tbe facts, but greatlY envying the happy state and condition of plaintiff (Jobe<?). with malicious Intent to injure bWa. on the 13th Imccmber. 1H57, published in the 7imr.< the following, which be cbnractertes as false, scandalous, ma llctoua, defamatory and libellous:? A Usapvt'L Oai vios.?Pereows In qnesf of employment will do wall to keep a slarp look out for the swindling schemes thai will ht commended >o their notice. The advrr Using columns of some of the rpy papers teem with seductive oflrr* of all kinds?offer* of situations for which the ap pile ants must nt' i? a dollar, offers to reveal some secret of certain sneeess for pay, offers to t**rh ymisg ladle* deollatry nrsomeiSlMrllghtaadgenteelorrupaUon.no Ac In nine cases out of ten th?ae prop-isvls are the shifts of adventurer*, where they ere not the deliberate arts of designing acoun Irela It can do no harm for person* out of Work to he oe their guardagatnat them. Mr. Jobson avert that defendants referred to him in the sl-ove, and aaks damage* fur Injury alleged to have been sustained by htm through Its publication. Ih'frodant a counsel asked for an extension of time In which to put In tbe answer, and nn order lo - bow muse why further time should not be allowed them lor the purpose of sendiug to Europe with a view of ob U.u.ng facts In regard to Jobson's character. Tbe Judge allowed the extension of time In which to serve the answer. Superior Cnnrl. Before Hon Judge Ploesoo RudolpA liarrugwm. J'hilip A. toejrVr.?This in an act km brought by plaintiff, as assignee of Ferdinand Karck, Who holds the power of attorney of Messrs. I liefer k Hurt/man, bankers, at Hamburg, to whom the defendant was indebted to the amount of 17,603. The power of attorney was dated 33d April, 16*6, and the date of the assignment to Karck was the list of May of the same ye*r. The defeucant is In the emigrant bust new in Nrw Tork. ana ?" in uie rimnu or tmnnrinjr the <lraftM of tbcae Hamburg banker* which were prerenal M hi* office !>y emigrant* Tbe defendant eventually re ftitled U> honor the draft#, and then IDftfer k Hnrtrman eteoided the power of attorney to Knrck to collect tbe >elence due to them by 1 oeecber?17 ,?0A The defendant ran tend* thnt tbe power of nttnrney >* void Verdict for plaintiff for full amount Inlmed, with interest. kCTIIlW ??IH F*HWON*l, IN.n Hflpl. /Miry n f,e?. Ihr Mayr, <#r , tf Nn? J Viet ?tin the *th Iieeember, 1 Hhk, the platntifT wae returning irom rhureh with hi* family. and when in Thirteenth Htreet, between Sixth and Seventh avenue*, he wae tripped up by a atone btork which waa upon the aide walk, and wa* no eevetely injured a* to he incapacitated for hii*inea?. Hi* arm wa* broken, and It i* anppoaed he will never have tbe perfect uee of It again Verdict for plain tlfT, $0,000. Brooklyn City Newt. lm|t wo on a Cm lb?St vru-ton or Fort. Tlav.?tin Wedneeday Coroner fhiell cauaed the hotly of an infhnt nameti Hoiftc Pohrethe to be diatnterred, at the re-pie*t of aome of the friend* of tbe parenle, a* it wae vuepected that font play had been need The mother arrived here from Germany tome few week* aince, and wae delivered of a child notin after. The child wa* alck. and fir Rlarktaore wae called to attend It It era* very feeble, and after layering a few day* It died. The phyaidan gar* a oertiflcate. ivnd the body war interred There we? nothing elicited on the examination to *how that the mother had been matrnmental in r*u?ing It* death The mother re oiled at 110 Vaa Brunt *lreet The jury reoderetl a ver diet that the child came to it- death from natural oauarn, and from the evidence they ?trnocly cenenred Hr. .lohn lllerbmor* for havmg given a OTftMca e of burial without recording the ranee of death, a* aueh practice mi|tht lead to a hushing up of crime. Fifth? About four o'clock yeaterday morning a fire PIVH Dill in a IWO murj iramw hmhiiu* , .vi JW4 wolit rtrcrt, owned by Robert McNally, ud orenpM by Mrs Difl M a frorery mkI randy rtTe Tbe upper part wm burned, tnpeUier with porttoa ?# 107 rtamage abrm? WO inrored tt ?w prohtb!y the w<wt r*' an in'*r diary. 11 LD. PRICE TWO CENTS. I Tin? pinup in iirnwiin. Grand Reception of bar Guests by Virginia. IpMchM of Lieutenant Governor Jackson, Ben. J. X. Mason, United State* Senator; Hon. Wm. C. Bivet, Hflto. Edward Everett, JL H. H. Dawson, of On.; Gov. Hollie, of Conn.; Gov. Newell, of W. J.; Gov. Bingham, of Michigan; Hon. William L. Yancey, of Ala., and other*, Ac., Ac., Ac. BPKCUL KgPOKT FOR TBI KIW TOBK HtBALD. Rkhmoto, Vs., Feb. 13,1860. The iuaugurat.on ceremony of y eater day bad it* final* taut night in the form of a dinner given by the State to her distinguished invited guests. The hall being to much crowded, there was no possibility of accommodating met* a number ae received in vital in na,and accordingly the new Cur torn House wae cboten at the meet suitable place wherein the entertainment could be given. The company consisted of the invited grieste of tbe State, among whom I noticed Senator* Mason and Hunter, Hon. William C. Rlvee, Hon. Edward Everett, fteneral rersifer F. Smith, Captain Magruder,of the Navy, Governors Holley, of Connecticut; Meweil, of New Jersey; Bingham, ol Michigan, Hon. William U Yancey, of Alabama, A. H. H. Dawson, Esq., of Georgia, Hon. William B. Freeton, and many others whoso names 1 waa unable to aacsrtaln, with tbo Senators and m.<mh?rs of the Virginia Legislature and a number of our leading citnen*. They aat down to dinner about half past six o'clock, the invited guests occupying a table s?t apart for them in the most prominent par', of the room. Considering the disadvantage which the presence of so large a number of persons entails upon our hotel keepers, the dinner wea vary creditably gotten up, and the arrangements otherwise very complete. There was no inconvenience fe't, large as was the number present; but Una was owing to the fact that provision waa made only for a certain number, and no more were admitted. A regular diagram of tbe room web made, and the ccata allotted, so that bo Inconvenience was felt by any one premnt. The dinner belnc ortr, IJeut. Governor Jzckso.v, of this State, arose, and after an apology for the absence of the Governor, who, be said, was unable to attend from lllneee, he prooeeded to announce the regular toast*, which were repeated at the other tables by the secretaries, John Blair Hoge, Dsq., of Berkeley, and A. A. Chapman, of Monroe The first tosst was? Washington t Alter which was given? The monument and He statues?lvxampl?e of art and virtue and wisdom lor the world t?> study sad to saAete. The neit toast was? Thomas Crawford?The spirit and the tight be gave to his statues Insure to him glory an 1 ramorlailty. The next regular load was ? Virginia, her great meo and great principles?A theme on which future Crawford* may rnricn their marble and I their bronze. Hon Janwi M Maso.v,l'nrted States Senator, being loudly called upon, said ? Mr. ITesldent, and yon my fellow-citizens of Virginia?We might have supposed after the rich treat we have enjoyed In the protracted oereaomala of the day that we had speaking enough for one day n Richmond. But It has been your pleasure to decide ouierwWe. I can have no option but to attempt what I know I aonot do ?U> respond to a toes'. intended to commemorate the great men and the great principles of our glorieue commonwealth ?the great men and the gTeat principlea of Virginia. My countrymen, K is true there were great men n V'rginin? the greatest of whom cape that monument new bronze And what a galotfy of great men surround him at the liedostal of that monument?men who promulgated a their day the great principles of Virginia. JefTerson, so truly railed the Apostle of Ub-rty on this roetboent? Marshall, greater than was seen in his age?lisnry, the orator, who drew the inspiration of his genius from Heaven; and ax you called upon me, sir, lo respoed to the toast In honor of ih' ?? wbo bad aomethlng to do with in? great principles of Virginia, I may u; that George Marco ?onn jo j barn honored by aaalgnmg blm a place on the moccment, wan cot among ttia Irait dlatinguo bod and it art worthy among your great men. (Applauae.) Yea. fe.Sow citizen.*, In the accompli* hmcct of that great work winch wa are hero to day to celebrate, V'rgtma haa brought Waab logt/jo back to Virginia. (Applaure.) H t fame baa filled the world, aa you ware jurtly told by your I'reaklant H a lame baa Blind the world, and now hi* aabea repn?e n honored dignity at Mount Vernon, tba borne that be loved and home where be died. We liate brought the mwracry of Waibingtnn back in bronae ami placed it on that (>ed?ntal that the aona of Virginia in all future ague may have Waibiogum preaont before them (Applause.) Ami new, my ouwtrymoa hut a v?ry few woria n regard to tbuee principle* to which 1 -eferrnd in the outaet What are tboae great pro-plea of Virginia? Whad are tbnee great principle* promt ?ed by three great men' I will tell you what ! understand them to be?a devotion to mpubboan I'berty ( acpla je ) Republican liberty an expounded by the?? man and handed down to ue to bn preeer-.?d. (AppUiaa.) <Ion of Uioae men, win we monomnnl gra-na U.a; pedeatal, wiia the plonenr upoo thla continent, wboen duty t war, and who fulfilled it by bia own 'maided iotn.le< t, to give to Virg'nta bnr Hill of Right*, to lot Uin world know what republican liborty wan (Applauae.) And be d.d more. I now eprak of that honored name biator '-ally, for bn paaaed into bUlory before I came upon -h - world. I can apeak of blm. therefore, birtorw ally Tba Hill of Right*, which waa intended to announce th*. great prim i pis <>r cirll liberty to republicanmm. he gave n? to xmu tutioool form. to ensure it to our system of government Then there *u Jefferson. not the author of our ode. penitence, but the author of that whi.:b proclaimed It to the world . an Independence proclaimed from hie pea, and which Washington made good. (Applause.) 7beae, my countrymen, I understand to bare be?n the ate of th??e great men of Virginia. And tbejr wire, loleed. the greeteet men ia thoee days These were the ana of three great men of Virginia which we are here to oeiebrate ae the great principles which \ irgm.a promulgad. Are they worth preserving > Are they epberuerai, and hare they died with the or.-asiua that brought them forth? Are they to he preserved and iraaemitled to the iiteet period of time ? My oountrymen. theee are 'pieehoce that you and I and ail of or are to answer, We are to declare whether they are worth preeerving. ead if they are to he prrerrved. It nrede no warning voioa to tall you. I trust, that If Uiey are to be preserved?if the principles of republican liberty proclaimed by theee mea are to be preeerved?they at net be defended from all metulte aeroad and at Imme We live under a government confederated under a common bend of union. U was my fortune, dor eg the last rummer, when I waa the honored gneet of a "tale graced here by a very dtstlaguisbed sad honored gentleman who la our gueeV? (Mr Everett)?'t was my good fortune during last rummer, on an oora ekm very atnillar to this,' when I was invited to witness the inauguration of the rtaios of the mmorlal Warren nl Hunker Hlil?(applause)?It waa my fortune and privilege on that occaeloo to assure sur follow oous trymea of MannschureUn at Bunker fl.ll that we la Virginia believed the ccnfoderatioe was founded a Donor and good faith and ae long ae honor and good faith were preserved the I'nioa would be preeerved invloUte. (Ap plause 1 And now, fellow ctuseas, having been honored more than ones by the voipe of Vtrrtala as her ropre enter ve la the federa1 oouncils at Waahlagtm, allow me to my that if I know the public men who represent the South in lbs councils at Wash.ngPm, their sentiments are to preserve this I ntnu. (Applauae 1 I know there are men who have been denounced as disnnionists, as men who advocated and demanded a separation, and 1 waa their follow and compatriot uader that deaunslauoa, aod I know the purptwe of those men wan to preserve the Cnion as long as we were allowed to do so. And I will ray here to you all, thai that spirit as.mates them now. Virginia waa the flrst to auggeet it Virginia made the largest sacrifices to preserve it, and to cement It. and Virginia will never desert It at ioeg as It is wonn pr?<ervmg. (imua appiauaa ; oui. raj counirr men, the I'oi'n that w .otond to prraerra, If ? are allowed to do ao, la a I'nkm under the constitution, and no other (Applause) Sir, I should be r?< reaat n responding to the (real principles that Virf nla promulged If I held any "thcr language and In utter n{ it, I am but speaking the sentiments of tnj own breast i Applause > We hare aee*mbled at thla fentire board representative* from other Mtatee, whom It wae my good fortune to hare met In former time*, and I am glad, aa you will be, that thla opportunity hae been aiToroed them of telt.ng, when they return to their <lletant homee. what waa thought of the grrat principles of Virginia, and how they ware aipaunded at the capital of Virginia Vallow el trans. I thank you Tor your kind indulgence. I came hare not prepared to make a speech, and eren tf I had. it would ba bad taste to trouble you too long a t me i eball new yield to others whom I am wire you will be pleased to II#tan to. The next toast wan? The Union?I.ike a full blown flower, each >af coetri htilee to ifas beauty and perfection The Hon. Wit. c. Rivks, baring been Icadly called rpon, eroee, and after a few preliminary remark* whi'h were not audible to the reporter, ?m I ?fa en aaeembly Ilka thla, oompneed of Tallow ? U/# n* of, perhape. every -hate in the Vntoa, callad together by a ??r.Hmeoi of rnmon ntereet In the fame and memory of that great end good man whom it was the good rortone of Virginia to hare given to the service of the whole country?in an assembly like thla, I cannot suppose that the f'aion requires amy advocate?and if It did. not eo feeble an ad\ ocate aa 1 am Rut, gentlemen, of one thiag I have long been coaviaced, and the ?pe< tarle which we have * tne?eo.i lb a day baa confirmed me more and more deeply to that eoav <-Uoa that wltatever temporary alwnatirB may fkom i me to time occur to produce enoleese aid ooatrorwwy ard erdtement bctveea the dgggg jjptyaa pf |ig