Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 12, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 12, 1855 Page 1
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THE NEW WHOLE NO. 6864. MORNING YORK HERALD. EDIlTON-TUE5tt*T, JUNE 12, 1855. PRICE TWO OHOTS TIE ilflW NOTHING NATIONAL COUNCIL. Ou Philadelphia OwnfpondfMe. Piuladslthia, Jane 11, 1855. faction* of Ou Convention CltutiJUd ? W/?e Will Ooaittc ? Th'. Platform, <ft. 1 1 bar* witched with int-nse Interest the various com itioM hm formed, and rbe distinctive sectional do/ i?aii?eiiM by the several clique*, who oooupy aU ? leisure hoars in seeret caaeuf set | That three distinct' . . u Mat are in the field is a fact at will net be controv rted by an y one cognizant of i facta in the case, and that these three parties are ho representatives se?e<*Uy of tho di-ttuctive doc rinee? First. That the Kenans- Nebraska act shall ba repeal J, the Fuji tire Slave taw annulled, the power of Con i orsr slavery In the District ot Columbia conceded, [ tbe farther ndmixeiou of slave States interdicted. | Second. The fall reco. nition of the Kansuh-N'ebrvska t, and the admission of Kansas as a slare State; no ? with slavery in the States or Territories ; unquestionable right of transitu; the ceasing to itato the question in Congress, and the general and Epllcit acknowledgment of the whole question, in all phases and aspects. | Tlitrd. The constitution, and the laws enacted nnder -the rights of all btiag defended and protected, as atemplatod by its fi amors and founders? no sectional i being recognised by it; the doctrine of non- inter i with the rights of the several States; and the lion that, under tbe constitution, the only reqni i to be demanded of the Territories reeking admls i aa States, shall be that the State constitution shall (republican in its form of government. | The first section embraces all the factioaists of New gland and the Nort'o- West, headed by the notorious olitiocist, Wilson, of Massachusetts. As intimated in |previous letter, the pr< liminaries for a general aboli i caucus have all been adjusted and arranged, and ? ultimatum is boldly to be enunciated and demand - This faction has not the entire sympathy of all the England States. Coanecticut, Rhode Island, and st interpose, to some extent at least, the ktional standard as a barrier, and will be to recognise tbe fanatical ultimatum. The ; State especially, in the person of Sperry and his lay compeers, will battle, if not effectively, at least |rtiiotically, for the supremacy of the constitution and i laws. | The second embraces tne extremists of the South, though few in number here, are nevertheless gent in their exactions. | The third constitutes tbe great body of the national ervatives, and are the legitimate representatives of i principles sad doctrines of the great American fra ity. previously intimated, no affinities exist whatever the first and the other two sections. Whilst |e two latter may readily coalesce and stand on the ie national platform, the first must, from the very ilty of the case, be cut adritt, and its connections factually severed trom the national body. That it will i eventuate will not be contioverted here, and the sner it shall so eventuate the hotter it will be for the iy politic, is the current and popular sentiment in |e Convention. lie committee on the platform are sedulously em oyed, and will be prepared, probably, to make their art in the morning Depend upon it, tlie platform 11 be national in the whale and in all its parts? in the eral and In detail. In it no countenance or support stover will be given to Massachusetts fanaticism and Hy. Nationalism is largely in the ascendant; and augre the wily machinations of the unscrupulous atic and pseudo philanthropist, will continue to con iitute the staple of the acts and deliberations of the invention. Tlie Platform. KI30LUTI0N3 ON THE 8LA.V1RY QUESTION . Philadelphia, June 11 ? S P M. | Tbe following resolutions respecting the slavery ques have been adopted by the platform committee : ? Resolved, That the American party, having arise* up the rums and in despite of the opposition of the whig id democratic parties, cannot be held in any manner itble for the obnoxious acts or violated pledges of ither; that the systematic agitation of the slavery Question by those parties has ^elevated sectional hosti ity into a positive element of political power, and ?rought our institutions Into peril. It has, therefore, the imperative duty of tho American party to tttrpose for the purpose of giving peaoe to the country ~ perpetuity to the Union; that, as experience has shown, it is impossible to reconcile opinions so extreme those which separate the disputants; and, aa there be no diahonor in submitting to the laws, tho Na >nal Council has deemed it tho best guarantee of com i justice and of future peace to abide by and main the existing laws upon the subject of slavery, as final and conclusive settlement of that subject in Ipptrit and in substance. Resolved, Tint, regarding It the highest duty to avoir flheee opinion.*, upon a subject so important, la dis tinct and unequivocal terms, it is hereby d seined, as the sense of this National Council, that Congress pos sesses no power under the constitution to legislate upen the [subject of slavery in the States, or to exclude ?n y State from admission into the Union because its con stitution does or does not recognise the institution of slavery as a put of the social system, and expressly pertermltted any expression of opinion upon the power v>f Congress to establish or prohibit slavery in anyTerrl Jtory, it is the sense of this National Council that Con gress ought not to legislate upon the subject of slavery na it exists in the District of Columbia, and that any in interference of Congress with slavery, as it exlats In the naid District, would be a violation of the spirit and in dention of the compact by which the State of Mary land ceded it to the United States, and a breach of the national faith. Dame Rumor hath it that Lyons, of New York, had Abe honor to propose this measure, which, the same gar rulous oM Dame asserts, was adopted in the committee jby ayes seventeen, noes fourteen. 7 rat Bovntxiorrr of tikmtobuw? rx affirmation OF Tn FUaiTIVK SLAVE LAW? MR. BARK IK AND HIS OAMJMNIAXOR8, Ere. Philadilphu, June 11?10 P. M. The two resolutions sent in to-day constitute the plat form on the subject of slavery in the general sense. It, ] will bo added to and construed In substanoe an follows:? To the flxst resolution will be added this provision, wis. :? Subject to the decision of the proper courts hav ing judicial cognizance thereof, and such amendments M shall bo needed to fully carry oat their spirit and note fully give to the inhabitants of the Territories the ?ntlre power of local sovereignty, as the same is pos neeted by the people of the States. After the second resolution will be added the follow lng> giving the scheme of the American party for the so lution wt the problem of Union:? Received , That It is tbo opinion of this National Coon nil, that the people of the Territories of the United Statec shonld possess as tall and actnal sovereignty with in the suae as the people of the Mates do ; that Congrees, in passing the organic law for the organisation of a Territory, should put therein no more provisions Ahan will merely authorize the people of the Territories lo act for themeelvee; and shonld empower them to ?rente their own scheme of government, limited te a re publican character, authorising them to determine upon ?what officers, bom governor to the lowest subordinate, AhoylwlU poesees, and to elect the same; to establish what courts they chooee, and appoint or elect the jadgeo of A he same as they may decide for themeelvee, and give to their courts the power to adjudicate on their own laws aw the oonrts of Statec poesees the power to do, subject to the laws of the States and the decisions of the oonrts of the Statec to review by the Snpreme Court of the United States in case of a conflict with the consti tution ?T the United State* and the laws passed In pursuance thereof. That Congress shall create within the Territories such oonrts of the United States as exist by law* of Congress In the States, and the President of the United States shall appoint, with the eoassnt of the Senate of the United States, the judgee thereof, and the judges thereof shall hold ?See and peesess jurisdiction as all such judges do la the like courts of the United States in the States; that Co agrees shall create all nuoh offices and officers la said | Territory as, ace now existent in the States, and said I * officers shall bo appointed by the Preeideat as the cam* IV appointed by him, either alone or with the eenseat pt the Senate* the Usf-ed f States, and that the Terri | tori** should in general po#s*?e Ilk* power*, right*, prirt lege* and immunities u do tbe State*, except a repre sentation in Congrets, they hiring neither Senator* nor Keprewntatives therein, but o*lv a ting I* delegate. Where**, the constitution of th* United Statu* c*a tain* the provision foilow'ag. being the third elaa*e of the eeernd Metion of artlele four thereof, rir.. : ? "No peraoa held to seivtc* or labor in om State, under the law* thereof, etcapiag into another, ah*U, in conaequenc* of an; law or regulation therein, be discharged from aach ?eivice or labor, but shall b? delivered up on claim o' the y to whom aneh service or.Libor may be due ? ' ' Fesolved, That thi* National Council recognize th - fell and binding obligation of thi* provision of tbe con stitution upon the Stat** of thi* Uaion and the people thereof, and that it la due to the eonatltutioa aad to good faith in one State toward* another that the proper lawn should exist to fully, fairly and honeatly car ry out the raid provision in Utter and apirtt, and that all tbe courts of thi* Union and of the 8tats* aboold fully, honeatly and with alacrity enfo.-ce all laws made in puriuance of aaid proriaion of the constitution, and render at all time* aad in all place* the said provision operative and effective, for the keeping of good faith ef owe Mate with another, and for the rendering of justice and the protection of property; and this National Council pledge* itself to all jut aad proper meeiures to secure that thi* provision of the constitution and tbe laws made in pursuance thereof shall be daly eafeeeed, and that faith shall be kept aad ja*tioe done in it* regard. Tbe platform as sent was adopted ia the comMtttee of thirty one on that subject by aeventeea to fourteen. Tbe abolitionists all standing is opposition on the one side, and the national men in support on th* other. It* adoption was an overthrow to then? they will now strive in the Convention to cany their views, and failing In that will bolt. They came to abolltionUe the Order, and when defeated will secede. Their departure will clear the skies and br ghten prospects. Everything now looks well, and the friend* of the Union and of George Law axe in high spirit*. A espi al incident took place to day in tbe Council. Some of the** dirty abolitionists, headed by 8ammons, formerly Corporation Attorney of New York, whom many in New York will wel remember, made a mean at tack on Mr. Barker? which was a repetition of the vile a aoder tbat Mr. Law had bought him, and he had sold the Order in New York, aad that Mr. Law had sent on here a hundred thousand dollar*, with Barker'* know ledge *nd concent and active concurrence, to buy up this National Council. Out of the chair and at liberty, Barker went at hi* slanderer* and exterminated them, ie avowed that he had never spoke* to any man in favor of Law? tbat in hi* knowledge and belief Mr. Law and hi* friend* have never (ought to influence anybody corrupt ly or even rightfully. The slanderers hung tbeir heads, and Barker bad a great triumph. He is in high favor with tbe nationals and the friends of Law, as a devoted, honeEt and disinterested man. Other wi*e the proceed ings were without interest to-day. Since eight o'clock P. M., nothing is known, and now, at ten o'clock, the Council are still in session. Outside Doing* of tla? Delegates. VISIT TO OAKPSNTKB'8 HALL? PREPARATIONS FOR A MASS MEHTING. I'iulaiiku'hia, June 11, 1855. The delegates to the American Know Nothing Conven tion visited Carpenter's Hall this afternoon, where the first Continental Congress held its session in 1774i of this hall grew the thunder* of the Revolution* fhe ball was tastefully decorated with flags and inscriptions on the wall*. Rothermel's celebrated picture ot Patiick Benry in hi* speech before the Virginia House of Bur gesses has a place in the Hall. The delegates were wel comed by C. J. Wilbert, who was responded to by Mr. MoCall, delegate from Key West, Florida, who alluded very briefly to the platform which the Convention was about to form, in hopes of harmonizing all sections, and thus rendering the Union perpetual. After his spec ah, Messrs. Seymour, ot New York; Morse, of Alabama; Al deiman Freeman, of Philadelphia*, and Jones, of Tennes see, were called npon, but there were no response*, and the assemblage quietly dispersed. The Know Nothings are making great preparations for a grand mass meeting on Saturday evening next, at In dependence square, by which time the platform now pre paring by the committee will most probably be adapted by the Convention, and ready for promulgation. It is anticipated that there will be an immense throng. A Duel that was not all a Duel. It wonld leem that there is a mania among oar "fast" young men, at this particular season, for duelling, if we ma y judge from\he dor elopement* ef the laat week. We were called upon a few days since to record a dual, which originated in a quarrel between two membera of the Sbakapere Club, and which, it la feared, will reanlt fatal ly to one of the principals; and now we have to report another, although, it is true, the reanlt ia aomewhat dif ferent. It appeara that on Friday night last, while a party of gentleman were engaged In conreraation in one of our most fashionable hotels, in regard to the compa rative merits of the aerricea rendered by the regimeata from the different States in the late Mexican war, Col. S? y, of Conneeticut, made the remark that the South Carolina volunteers had not been as efficient as some of the others. Mr. C ? t, of South Choline, denied the asser tion, and aaked the gentleman who made it, weuldhe re. peat it the following day, to which the gallant Colonel re plied that he would not, even then, retract one word of what he had said. The next day notes passed between the parties, as usual on sueh occasions, and the afUlr as sumed a most belligerent aspect. The seconds were selected, but Mr. C? ? t, after due deliberation, refused to accept the challenge, alleging as a reason, that Col 8., being a Northern man, he did not think him entitled to that consideration wbtcfe gentlemen receive in attairs cf the kind. In accordance with the strict rules of the duetto, the second of the challenging party took tne place of the principal, and the preliminaries being ar ranged, he chose for his second Mr. J. T s, who bas a reputation equal to William Tell as a marksman It was agreed that the " shooting match" should come oil in a secluded spot on the banks ot the Hudson, near "the Woodlawn." The parties met yesterday afternoon, at lour o clocs, provided with the necessary arms. an. I ?a surgeon. The ground was measured, ana the parties placed at a distance of ten paces from each other. The seconds then took their places, Capt. B y acting as the friend of Col. S. Before the word was given a rather affecting scene to those who were not in the secret was enacted at this stare of the affair. Both principals shook hands with their friends, and with (altering voices asked them to carry their laat words to Ibetr families, in the event of the fatal termination of the dueL Of course their fri?nds could not refuse suoh a request, and with well feigned sorrow they promised to tell them all, and to let them also know how bravely each met his fate. An entirely nnlooked for event oc curred here, which somewhat changed the order of the peiformance as set dowa ia the programme. A police oflioer, who had watched the arrangements from behind a tree, stepi ed between the duellists, and remonstrated against the impropriety of their conduct, as all "ancient and quiet" officers should do. While exerting himself to maintain the peace, both duelists fired their pistole ia the air, and immediately afterwards one of tnem fell prostrate to the earth. Mr. C t, supppotlng tbat the whole affair waa aa aerieus as it appeared to him, believed that his Mead wae wounded, ana fearing tbat he would be arrested aa a participator, ordered hie carriage and immediately drove oil, and hsa been since rum ml inventus. The whole thing, however, turned out after all to be a good practical joke. It was thought that the Carolinian waa devoid of " pluck," and thia ruae wai devised to prove whether he possessed the nerve which is con sidered essentia] in such casee. From the hasty man ner la which he took his departure on seeing Bis friend fall, it is thought that he wonld not have anoceeded very well In maintaining the reputation of the South. After be left, thefremalnderW the company indulged In a smile all round, aad lef t as jolly aa men might be aup poeed to feel under anch circumstances. The surgeon, it is said, intends to present his bill to the fugitive for servioes rendered, but we have not heard yet wnether he has suoeoeded in extracting the ball. Personal Intelligence. AMU YAM. St- Niobolso? Bon. A. M. S hennas. Nswbnre; Hon. W.W. WfMta. Va.: Joha H. Goold, London, w Meetreel: Dr. Wiillams, Vs.; Gen. binion, Miss If (fto4dard, Mrs J V Lros, M A Gamble A White, L Aver* and child. Miss Kelly, Mrs Pace M Jaaobi W r Smith, 06 Wlttle, Wis. Boterls,' F BiSf% KetlSss* H A Starres K J Fitse. F B Salinas. G W Dtilea aad led*' I'l?1".]1, tF1 m A 8 Borchard.jJl BobolTer. I *rUt. Mrs ? O Wallace aad 5 children, ? Peek aad lady? and 31 In the steerage. . *"5; ????*?? '* lineal a? D Meaa aad lady, Misa Bizhey, Miss Ross Mr HoUaseaaad ladv. Mr* BaifhtMd tweaeea, MrTladell. Mr Catserea Mr Clark. Hmft* talm* * nug y MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. BOARD OF ALDERMEN. Aliermaa Ihm 0. Barker, the PrcaMsat, with bit Oiu*: promptitude, filled the chair tt the proper tiaae, and watted naarl y half u hour, aad ao quortm appear ix g. the Board ?u declared to be adjourned to Tuesday at 6 P. M. \\ bilAt several of the Aldtnuen wire standing in the vestibule of tbe City Hall, previous H the m feting o the Board. Alder rr. an Howard, of the SVxth ward, after* few rtmaiks to Alderman Brifga, of the Thirteenth ward . chaliecge4 the latter for remarks mwde at a former meeting of tlie Beard. Tbe cballeage was not accepted la?t tvming. It i>et ma that duelling is ccatagioua , we have just got through with one.aUalr, when one or two more spring up. BOARD OP COUNCILMEN. Tbii Board met luet night. The l'reaidtat oicupied the cbalr. Petiticoa being first in order, a petition, among others, was presented from a committee of temperance men, aakicg fox the use of tbe Governor'* room on the after noon oi tbe 2oth init., to arrange for a grand tempe rance demonstration in the Park that evening. Thla pe tition wo 3 prompt! y laid upon the table. KMOUTIOftS. To have Tompkins square f urrounded by an iron rail ing, and the f ountain supplied with water. This resolu tion was referred. To appiopriate WO.OOO to pay the salaries of citj ofH ctrs. This resolution waa referred. coMMmn. or tbk whole. Tbe Board then resolved itself into Committee of the Whole, sad tbe report of Walter Letting and his asao ciates, asking for an sppropriation of grounl in Wash ingtd square for tbe erection of a Washington monu ment, caiae up for consideration. The report was in favor of making the appropriation of ground asked. Councilman Wiu?, in a long and able speech, sustained tbe report. Councilman Mathtr opposed the selection of Washing ton square as tbe site of this monument, and moved to amend by inserting in tha report "Central Park" in place of '"'Washington square." After a long and desahory discussion the report was adopted. The Board adjourned till this afUrnoon at 5 o'clock. COMMITTEES OP THE COtTNCELMEN The Committee on Wharves, Piers and Slip,, 0f tbe Board of Councihntn, advertised a meeting for three totb" orderto >?? evidence relative to the ending of tbe Fall filrer and Stoning ton steamboat ? held, ra^C?,Ti!t** ?n Ferrieg. wmo branch of the Oorpo Id in ?, ,? lMt ?re>iDg' mnd Parties Interest. ?ewYofk?oPa,gon/alvs"ue<irNatbl N<Wth rlyer fro?? Thirty-fourth 'trMt on Eaft J?!.' vf'ejrJ 4 f"rJ ,rom ter's Point on Ung Lland ani w'it? ~ "iJS*0 Hun" frequent running of boats on ie??rd to more lyn, between thehoursofiX^h?.De, 10 Brook" the morning. ommrs01 mdnght and four o'clock in citizens aPtbe ^ther'si" e* of' 'lI?8r!i#COmni ?nd?d bT many tbe night boats from Catlierm? ^Ter' and running behalf cf thTferrv comoanf ^ WM opposed i? o ver .3 nrt Kv'bH^a ** lights, and that onlv thUv?? .?jl ,ar6 lor ga.8 commuted The waWoiS te iX? woald be th! ferei'M and6 0f ta?" ??n No definite decision wax come^ in il, WM V*? he!lrd are promited. to ** ,nJ ??"? but reports ?JiS2??S5SK? ??2M&?*rd ir* ?<i tatien to the Su^/visora! PWious to presen BOARD OF SUPER 7I30R3. His Honor the Mnyor in the ebair. THE8^RIM0KJUD0ra,st^TE,'cTrT JCWE AND KE The report of the special committee respecting the in SET-aa? - -svxsz fore, that the j ude "a who there" tbould be men in eUr7w.?7dinUat- fUrfh>?er courts duties imposed upon them 1*> important they must be extins^ velv r?art . tthow duties a knowledge of the Jaw d thorou*hlJr ?M?d in ?.!??? teysitois*" ,""h ?? menfs of each Legislature luTth* T eDtct our State courts, including, tocher m^L ?vil0n,0f -l-f ^m^SSSSJSS, iu"' """ sU,?. pent nee; requisites that. aDDlieil t? ,_v . "cca iStsst-ISs^I ifflsassa a? ?.rtS 2 worth PS?JCS ?X ?f to. Sari was tbe interest of a particular^ kCeS5*thlVB " cise or power in their nwnh.^.i "eepthe exer public staUons all bit t^e" hose ^nhSi0K ,rom <!? red wealth, enabled t?2V ZZ S without compenBation ?nd }? itationi republican countrv, where the right o/alTto'nartidMto tno?vVa?7^T:S^ *dm!tud' -Sd SftSjffl&S fillpubUc offlcSs .ndeqnto*1,oTtrm^,,lnt0tth0*e^0 bUitjr, and eveii uSSui^, ?07 thi^acU fyiSRihKsr dja,,! 3? ?SSJX^2?; bI * h' ^E?X."3%S?i2gSn,. to ?uAo^^j?teoiatt?,jss.srart' "i'Sf practice, m judges in manj of the State* are* Ktth^ K,7.'S?,i SJS 'it"1 in tbe exsmiaation of Daners th? * our, and tbe many datJ Th? argument applies ia a measurable Surrogate, liecotder and City Judge, for tKTii Hk! tbeirVhole ttai to 2j geitodrf'the^^r?!.^- considerations above sug Sfa^ M wel^Hril ^T^.^iTS of ?? c?urtf. oosad t^hl ?k 7 ? of th# additional labor in luti^r_r^OM,M,d f#r *doption the Folowiag reso SkSS day of Janu^l8M * Mt fwm ?nd ^^r the first of the S ?end dollars, the um? TJL ^""creased to six thou first day of iaanaiy, 1866. * ^Mn Md aftar the Rasolred, That the salary ef tbe 1uniL_i_ l. ?_ creased to six tbousaad do& tlw eawMl.^ tte fl"t day of ianaLTmy *\T"KL\ "0T,d tb*t to# "P0" ^opfd, wd that the subject be postponed and made a special order for the first Mob day in July, Alderman Barkkk had ao objection, as thsre was a s b.'Ss^" xsir4 "? ^ t? -^.??"CJnrAn2* rR01" TH" ^ """"nti.Anr. Nkw Yorr"^.' SnntRv,^??8 O, rax OUT A.TO 0OCTTT OF Gentlemen? By an act of tbe I-egislature of this Bute mMvfnf fv ' n/ ' 11 titled " An act for tbe appetat ?eat of Opaualssloaen of Reoaids, he." the Cuuntv c ?lt r?l *b? te P*T the r?c?isarv expeasas In tad the Beard of go^nrlMrs are authorised to raise by tax the amount to to >? P*'d by tha Treasurer I bare applied to tbd ^ooneel of tba Corporation, R. J. Dillon, Esq., for his opinion of the meaning of theaot, to know whetber I aunt pay the Mils for expenses upoa tbe simple certificate of the C-vmrniasionerii. without ftrst requiring tfcrm to be audited aa?l passed by tba Baard 01 tiuperrlsora, and the folio wiug ia hi* reply : ? Nrw V MttK, Juo* 8, 186ft Dear Sir? la reply U yoar not*. r?qu i?tm< my opinion whether you are tnatlSad io paying tba bll.'e certitied by tbe Cennitaieiare at Heoorda, wltnout their b? van ftrat audited asd passed by tba Board of Snperviaars. I *ia?? the plea aure to aia*e t bate rarefatl? examined tha ?c* ot '.he Lagia latnre appointing tbe Commissionon and pressribiag their power*. Although i*. ia alto; etUer anomaloua aad nnprseadented, bat yot it if tha law of tbe laud, and oar duty is rimply to ascertain ita mneaiug and i bey it After much reflection I think it can admit of only one conaidvratiec, end tha tie, that it wee toe inteetiea of tba Lnitletnre ta nabe the Coamla mourn entirely independent of tbe Board of Supervisors, and to require the oonnty to par whatever ruraa they any certify. I am tb?ref?rv of opinion that their requisition! need not be confirmed or audited by tba Coord ot Sneer visora. R J. DII.LON. Ab I havo no fundi in my control to p*y ouch do maeda, I bet; to call the attention of your Board to tlie subject, aid also to lequeat you to levy, and set apart from tbe taxes ta be confirmed ia .Tuty, a aunt suQiclent ta meat tie expenses of tbe commission. Vary respectfully. J. W EDMONl?, City Chamberlain. Ordered to be placed on the minutee. Tha Board adjourned, to meet aguia on Wednesday next, at 4 o'clock. Mayor's Office . orriciAx corruitioh. v Tbe public officer, vhom we stated ia Saturday's issue had baasi accused of defrauding the city la his official rapacity, is Mr. Ray, a street inspector, whoee duty it ia to pay off tbe men employed for the purpoae of eloaning tha Ktreeta. A further examination of tha case was un avoidably postponed yesterday morning, in coaee<|uence of tha engagement of Mr. Busteed, defendant's counsel, in some other business. In tbe m tan time tbe accused has been htld to baii by the Mayor ia tha sum of 92,000. STRKKT CLEANING MACHINES. The weak}/ report of Bmlth, Seckel & Co., for the week ending June 9, gives the following account ef the opera tions of the street cleaning machines : ? , . Ward* , /Vr.'C .Second, fburlh. Sixth. Loads Of lMrt -.r48 Ii02 ?0 267 Ashes 150 lea 2o4 2H'5 Total loads of dirt 1,177 Do. axliON 80S Total 1,080 PETBR FUNK AGAIV. Another victim to the operations of Peter Funk, by name Facey, and hailirg from Michigan, made hit* ap pearance before Justice Oabotno, at the Mayor's oflice, yesterday moraisg. Mr Facey, it appears, was travelling about the city, looking at th? innumerable curiosities and sight*, when he unfortunately came across a mock auction shop In Greenwch street, near Dey, where a very civil, genteel and obliging gentleman was busy be hind the counter, hellowicg out tbe fell known cry, and iniustriouKly striving to palm off some ol' his " line gold watches" upon tie verdant folks. Doing of the latter class, Mr. Facey, seeing a splendid looking watch going at a very low bid, was induced himself to bid $15 on it, for which it was knocked down to b:m and the cash received therefor. Mr. Facey then lttt the shop, but was followed out by one of the crew, who persuaded him that the article he had bought was not Mid but a galvanized brass one, and offered to go buckYith him and moke them give him a good silver one in exokuge. This Mr. Facey then did. bat having his ?mpwDB a routed, he went to a jeweller and ascertain ed tluVAhe watch was not worth more than four dollars. Warrant were issued for the arrest of the sharps, which weie earcuted by officer Hone, after having procured the aWbunt of ball, the parties were fllnaharaed for the prese t. The papers will be submitted to the Geand Jury tomorrow. City Intelligence. Co&yissioxrits of Emigration? Can Rkportkrs be Bribei|V? A committee of the Commissioner of Emigra tion, ?oni>:*tIng of Messrs. Purdy, Kelly, (iarrique, and Vice-President Crabtree, accompanied by Messrs. Cham bers (private secretary ofGor. Clark) and Nesbitt, visited States Island yesterday, for the purpose of inspscting the Quarantine, Refuge Department, and other instltu tions at tbat place under charge of the Commissioners. After viewing the new drain, oo-t and shed lately elected, tha company sat down to dinner, at whlcu sen timents were given and speeches made. Mr. Nesbitt, in resnonte to a toast complimentary to the press, told th -? following story, which is worth reoording s ? He said that It was untrue that reporters would not take bribes, and he would relate a case that would prove they would do thing ? fcr a " consideration. " one day, when he was a member of tbe Board of Aldermen, a motion to adjourn was carried, and as the City Fathers were making for the tea room they were met by the reporters, who called them back, as tbey wished to speak with them. The Al dermen stopped as requested, when they were addressed by the Herald reporter, on behalf of the other represen tatives of the the proas, who said : ?' Gentlemen Alder men?We have for a long time complained of the poor accommodations you afford us ; the table is too email, the light is insnfficient, and we are otherwise annoyed while in the pursuit of our arduous duties ; now I'll tell you what we'll do if yon don't give us the facilitiee we want: we will report your speeches verbatim.'' As might be snppcied, 4the Aldermen were terror stricken at ths awful threat, and. before entering the tea roots, pasted a resolution giving the reporters all they asked tor. Now, gentlemen, (continued Mr. Neebitt,) I think that proves reporters will use their position to get what they; want." Speeches were alio made by Measrs. KelJy, Purdy and other*, after whioh the company re turned to the city. Krm Maho.nrt. ? We hare published li?t? of officer* of two grand bodies in this city, and have received a com munication from the third, called "St. John'* Grand Lodge:"? A regular Communication of thin Grand Lodge wan held at St. John'* Hall, corner of Bowery and De lancy street, on Tuesday evening 6th Inst., when the following brothers were unairienlWsly elected grand offl - cerafor the mining term:? R. W. A J. Fisher, H. W. Grand Master, vice H. C. Atwooa, declined: W. George Kly, R. W. D. Grand Maater, vice Reuben S Van Taasel. declined; W. William Hersee, R. W. 8. G. Warden, rice A. J. Fieher, elected M W. G. M : W. P. M. Bro. William Lewi*, K. W. J. G. Warden, vice C. W. At wood, declined; W. George L Oaborn, R. W. G. Secretary, rise C. W. Wlllets, declined: R. W. R. ?. Roberts, re elected Grand Treasurer; R. W. and Rev. James G. Kent, and Rev. E. R. McGregor, elected Grand Chtplslns; R W. Edmund B Hay*, Grand lecturer. An adjourned Communication will be held at the same place on Friday evening, 16th inet., at 8 o'clock, when the appointed officers will be announced, and the grand officer* installed and proclaim ed a* inch. This Grand Lodge was revived in 1863, by a number of city lodges who objected to the election of Chancellor Walworth ae Grrnd Master, on the ground tbat he once acted with the anti-masonic party in thi* State. A Sunday School Pnocsaaiox.? The recond annual procession of the St. Patrick Sunday school took place on Sunday last, 10th inst. They marchcd through se veral street* In the vicinity of the school, and presented a fine appearance. As they passed the residence* of many of the children, they appeared to excite no small Interest: anxious mother* looked with delight on their cona aa they pained. The children wore white gloves, and each one had a tosette of white and blue ribbon. In the centre ef which hung a medal of the Immaculate Con ception. There mast have been nearly 800 boy*, but the number of teachers was verv smull, there being but ten. The children are those of the working class of people; but for the most part they were neatly dressed, and conducted themselves in a becoming manner, reflecting 5 rent credit on their teachers. While passing the cathe tal. they uncovered their heads, as a mark of respect. In their front they carried a plain gilt cross, and behind this they had three neat white silk banners. The whole affair was creditable to aU concerned. Fmx in Twxstt-bktkxth strext? Two Horses Birmt to Dxath ? Last night at abont 11 o'clock, a Are was discovered in the stable belonging taMr. Romero Thomp son, situated in Twenty- seventh street, near Second ave nue. When the fire wae first discovered the flames were all around Mr. Thompson's two valuable horsee. It was found to be impossible to extricate them, and thev both perished in the flamee. One of the poor animals was laflng down at the time. The firemen were early on the ?pot, and extinguished the fire before It extended mash beyond the stable. The slaughter home adjoining was (lightly damaged. Mr. Thompson valued his horse* at $2,000. The damage otherwise ie eeti mated at about ?500. The fire is supposed to be the work of an inoen diary. Tbi Odd Pillows' Hall Amociation.? The annual meeting of the member* of the Odd Fellow*' Hall Asso ciation was held yesterday evening, when the lol lowing were elected managers for the ensuing year: ? John A. Kennedy. Wilson Small, Joseph Sorla, Samuel Booth, R. M. Demill. Thaddeus Davis, John Plnsent, James Ste phens, John G. Clayton, Joseph R. Taylor, C. 0. Plnk ney, and Jehn J, Diaries. The Inspectors of Election are John Medoll and W. W. L. Voorhls. The annual report was presented. From it we learn that the re ceipt* for the past year were 910,364 26, while the expenditures, Including internet on the debt, and repairs, amounted to $0,329 7 C? leaving a balance ot 91,080 60, which amount was appropriated to aid la the reduction of the standing debt. The meeting than adjourned. Nauow Kscaii. ? Yesterday afternoon, Mr. Spronll, a gentleman from the West, waa riding up Broadway, and when oppoelte the Bt. Nicholas Hotel, hie horse slipped on the Russ pavement, and fell en top of him Mr. Spronll held on to him. but was much bruised. He was taken Into the St. Nicholas Hotel, where he was preperly cared for. Norrri-Wwnm.f DmnonunT Rsromr ?>R Mat.? Num ber of new patisats, 1.042 ; treated at their homes, 210: at DUnensnry, 832. Class Heart and lungs, 130; hea<l and aWimes, 166; eye, ear, and surgery, 86: wneaen and children. 159; skin diseases, 47; vaccinated, 114; minor seTgery, ISO Male*, 418; femalee, 929. Nativi ty? United States, 3(0; Ireland, 924; other countries, 99. Result? Well or relieved, 982; hospital, 10; died, 4; un der treatment, 49. NtmMr ?f ertscrp'.lens, 2,434; ave rtfe per day, 79, 1'h? Tntf. i' *10* couk.<k, l u? tmniti, THE TWKNTT MIL* R1.*K B?TWIEN TRTT?TE? A-M> SPA.\0LE. Tbe twenty mile race in hi.*ne-s, for 91,000, catae oil y?sterdsy afteraooa over the lTaion CtnrM, between Mr. Jamea Bridges' s. g. Trustee, au*l Mr. Itaas Woodruff"* ?potted horse Ppangia. The race waa wen by Truatee, a foil brother of tbe famoce Trustee 4h?t trottel twenty mUea within an hour, tlie only lioree that ever secom plished that performance. The present Trustee ?w eot by the imported running hone of the same une, out of Fanny Mullen, a trotting auie, fTi e J at the tlmo by Sftr. Bridg w. He is, there .'ere, half brother to the celebrated racer, Fashion. fie i * a boautifal chestnut sorrel, about flftrea and a half haads high, and although now nearly seventeen years of age, ia almost aa juvenile In appearance uA actioaas a fire year old. Hi* performance yesterday fully oarrieaout the refutation of hia stock, and confirms the truthful ness of the old adage, that "an ouaoeof blood ia better tban a pound of bone." Spangle ia a peculiar looking horse, and undoubtedly possesses some share of Mood, although nothing relia ble ia known of hia pedigree. lie t? aaid to bo-ovt of an Arablaa mare which was imported into Canada by a British officer, by a horae called Sportsman, and raised , in the northern part of tbis State. He la far from being a handsome horae, but improrea in appearance whjo In action. He waa unfortunate yesterday afternoon in castis# % tore shoe; but whether tuu aoodeat aiteitM the result, in a question that can uev?r be settled. A great many attributed his defeat to this circumstance alone. Both hordes appeared in fine condition, and the track was ia capital ordtr. A large crowd witnessed the raoe. Truatee waa the favorite atone handred to fl:ty, with few takers? all being impressed with tbo belief that the blood of Trustee would triumph. Inaae Woodruff bet heavily that hia horae would make twenty circuit* of the course In sixty-seven m-nutes, which be won. At half past (our they started at a very slow pice, each seeming inclined to take a trailing position. Trua tee, however, ltd to tbe lower turn, where he broke up, and Spangle took the lead; but Mr. Bridges, not liking bis dust, went in advance again before the flrrt mile was accomplished. On the aecond mile, finding bis horse too snxions to get along, he had to lake lum up and go in behind Spangle. He lav In that position until near the term: nation of the fiith mile, whm he once more drew oat and went in front, which place he maintained to the end. He waa eleven seconds ahead on the twelfth icile Spangle was not allowel to approach Truatee until tlie seventeenth mile, when be began rapidly to clore, and it was thought by ninny that he would win Beta were ofler>-d on him even, without takers. He went up and lupped Truatee at the quarter pole, but was soon shook off. He made another effort to lead at the half mile pole, when unfortunately he cast, bia near fore pboe, and broke up badly. He continue 1 to break all through thi< and the following mile, when his chancea of winning seemed entirely gone tor the race, aa Trustee wan by this time one hundred yards clear ot him. On the nineteenth mile he became more steady, and continued so to the end, winning hia time bets by fifty-elyht seconds. Both horses were admirably driven. By way of comparison to this race we have selected tbe tret between Ajsx and Marian, which came off over the Centre vi Ue Course on tbe 10th of June, 1448, as be ing tbe best twenty mile race between two horses on record previous to the present one : ? Ck.ntkkvii.i.k Cwrsk, I'.nios Coriws, June 10, 1848. June 11, 1865. r-AJAX AND MARIAN , , ? TKr^TKK AND SfAPfCtS.? , met. Per Mile. Total. Per Mil'. Thiol. 1 3:37 3:27 8.21J* 3:21* a 3:?4?? 0:51"* 8:28t* 6:44>f 3 3:10,^ 10:10?{ 3:22# 10:07 4 3:10,l4" 18:20,'; 8:20 13:27 B 3:10 lfi:38>i 3:13 16:40 0 3:09<* 19.46 3:12 10:52 7 8:14 28:00 3:10 23:02 8 .1 8 MX 26:06 3:10 26:12 ? 3:34 }1 i!0:40>? 3:11 29 23 1 0 3:43 33:23^ 3:10 32:39 1 1 a.?? 30:52 3:14 3J:63 1 2 3:04?^ 39:66V 3:14 39:07 13 3:06 48.09K 8:17 42:24 1 4 3 1?;i 46:19>f 832 45:44 1 5 3:19 49:88>i S:lT 49:01 1 6 3:15>i 52:64 3:21 54 22 1 7 3:16 56:09 3:14 55:30 1 8 3:23 69:82 8:22 58:18 1 9 4:06 63:38 3:27?i 62:25 >; 2 0 3:59?i 67:37?? 3:18\ 65:44 Friday, JuneS.? Pacing match, $1,000, mile heats, best three In five, in harness. G. Splcer named g. g. Hsro 2 111 James Whelpley named r. g. I'et 12 2 2 Time, lit Heal. Id Heat. 3 <1 Httil. 4th Heat. Quarter.. 41 85 34 ?? 37 Half mile. 1:17 1:091$ 1:08} J 1:1* MUe 2:28 2:23?{ 2:25?^ 2:3I& On the first three heats Pet led for over three quar ters of a m le, but could not last. He bad mors speed, but wanted bottom. This waa not the fault of hia trainer? the match waa made to come off in too ahort a time to get the horae in condition. CENTREYII.LE COURSE, L. I ? TBOTTIVO. FWDAr, June 8.? Trotting match, $1,000, mils lieats, best tbree in five, to wagons. D. Tiller named roan gelding 1 0 1 1 James Wheipley named bay gelding 2 0 2 2 Time, 2:43?2:44?2:45?2:46. 8rrFOLE C0PRSK, L. I ? TROTTING. WsDNiBL AT, June 6.? Purse, $20, one mile and repeat, in harness. W. Gardiner's b m. Old Doll 1 1 J. Nickola' r. m. I'r air is. Ma id 2 2 B. Overton's a. m. Celeste 3 dr Time, 3:05?3:00. Pa Mi! Pat.? Purse, $10, mile and repeat, in harness. A. Vail 'a g m. Fanny Gray 1 2 1 P. Smith's g. g. Gray Trouble 2 12 B. Overton's s. m. Celeste 3 3 3 Time, 3:20-8:11-3:16. Same Dat.? Match. $20, one mile and repeat, under the raddle. W. Gardiner's a. m. Nip and Frizzle 1 1 Mr. Wright'a b. g. Long John 2 2 Time, 3:04? 2:69. 1 hia was the first trotting here this season, and the course was wet snd heavy? it having been recently worked. It will be kept In good order hereafter, and more trotting may be expected. Military Affkln. Tut. Swish Rjflb* ?A line military company, known as the Swi?s Rifle*, mtfe an excursion to Harlem yeetsr day, aocompanled by the Washington Braes Band. They spent the day in practising with the rifle and going through the lght infantry manual of armx. They wont through all the rap-d gaits, advancing, retiring, chasing, dispersing, rallying, and in all acquitted themselves cre ditably. Captain Roberts commends this company. The Jkrsbt Citt Military ?The Jersey City military, under command of Col. Peers, paraded yesterday, ac companied by a martial corpa and Flockton's (Jersey City) Braes Band. They consist of the Washington Vo lunteers, tbe Continentals, the Montgomery Guards, and tba Erina Guards. After marching through 'be princi pal strteta, they were renewed by Gen. Wright, after which they were dismiased. Tbk Sicond Brigade, under command of Gen. Yates, will parade in Hamilton square, on the 3 2d inst. Pamjwk or tbi Third Brigade ?The streets were filled yesterday with military companies going to and return ing from places in the vicinity of tbe city, where they had been parading and perfecting themselves in march ing and the manual of arm*. Tbe Third Brigade, under command of Brigadier Gen. Hall, met in the armory at (* o'clock, and proceeded by the Ix>ng island cars to Kaat New Tdrk, where they spent the day in military evolu tion*. and were very thoroughly drffled in marching, skirmishing, street firing, Ac. This brigade Is composed of tbe National Guards, 7th Regiment, Col. Iiuryea; the Washington Grays, 8th Regiment, Col. Lyons; ana the 0th Regiment, Lieutenant Color el Kelly. Noll's Band accompanied the National Guard, Bhelton'ii the Washing ton Grays, and Ifanaban's the 9th Regiment. The day was fine, and every thing conspired to to render tha af fair agreeable to all concerned. Tha Brigade returned to tha eity at late hour. Brooklyn City If ewe. DisTHARfiKn fro* Cchtodt. ? A lad about 10 years of age, named Jacob Krebs, who waa charged with the homicide of a boy somewhat younger than himnelf, at Greenpolnt, about two months since, was brought be fore Judge Rockwell, In the Court of Oyer and Terminer, yesterday morning, and discharged from custody, the Grand Jury having failed to Und a bill against him. The boy Krebx, it will be recollected, waa attacked and beat en by a number of boys, when he. in self defence, eelied a stick of wood and struck one or bis assailant! on the head, from the effects of which he died. Thrown Ott of a Window. ?Peter MeOauner waa brought before Justice Curtis yesterday morning, by assistant Captain Stewart, of the fourth police district, on the charge of ecriously injuring his wife, whom It appears be beat with brutal severity and then pitched her out of a second story window. He waa committed to await the reenlt ef the woman's injuries. Fir? ? Incendiarism ? About 12 o'clock on Bnnday night a fire broke out In a frame building at the foot of Amity street, occupied, as a store house for lime, by Joseph Bell. Tbe flamea spread to the adjoining pre- 1 misee, consisting of two houseiL partly destroyed by a ?e virus Ore, owned by Hugh Fallon and Thomas Main. * building*, were all totally oonansaed. lose a boat M.6C0 on the lime building and content*, and about MOO en the other buildings. Partially insured. On Satnrdavniaht an Attempt waa made to bom down the house of Wataon G. Hay nee, in Third avenue. Go wanna. It appears tbe inoendiary entered by theheek basement deer, and piling a lot of drr wood tee the floor set It oa ire. The house being new the dampoeas | ef the plastered wells prevented the flames from spread , lag, and tha fire beeame extinct before tbe eeenpaatt THE SUNDAY LIQUOR CASES. Drclalon of JocaCtrc Uogart. DtsmtMtng (he Com^lalnU. foi5T dist*ict rohiar. crrm. Jpm 10 ? The Ptuj^'e, ?#t\, On <A? compfcrint "f Hrnnt P Bofiinton, ayaintt JaMrt S. J.ibby ani W. 8. IfW' "fy ? Th? above is one of M't?? act o as brought b*(wt me u Police Justice, for riolationn of the Un against eelllag liquor ou Band*/. They are *Mk bronght at the lastance of tM sam?romp'.imr*Bt, Henry P. Robinson, atrling himself a meub v of the " CWaea l?gue." Tlia complaint ii, in sach c*se, ia tho follow - ing form, an! sworn t > by the said Robiauoa Stat' otNfv Korl-, City ttn>l C nnly of !fein York ? Henry H Robinson, ol the C.raon l4^u?. May d~/ deposes utl niT> ?I Lot oa hundaj", the ?5th day of Hares. lsi5r at tho clt / at New York., in the sounty o! New York, ke bought a glass of whUkrr, and tor whlcU he paid ale csnts, oa ihe premise, an deponent 'jousveo. of JtMe S. Libby and W tf. Wu.tney, propietora, at No. 34 Park row, (Lorejoy's) ia violation of the ordinances of the Commrn Council for tho tuortr effectual enforcing of the excise lawa. Oa the hearing, which ocenrred before me oa tka ?8th day of May, 1S*5, the sain Henry P. Romnaoa waa placed u]K>n tho staad as a witness, whoa, up>n hta cross examination, he- said:? I reside in the city of New York. * Where did yon come from that day when yea caaao to the hotel > A. I came frnru City ilall place Wham did yon lire ax that tlmwv A. 1 oat tad sleep whore it .a convenient Are you a resident of i^is city ? A. Yea, air. 1 not ' tr> tbe hotel to get a five dollar rote- changed. Aro you a married man ' A. No, .nr. Bow long hare you beea in this city t A. More thaa six ironth.*. Where do jtm hare your washing dons' A. By a very elderly colore* lady in Wultam street. Tbe questloa, ' What part of tho ciry of Now York 4m you rcaide in, and wbat in yoar occupation > ' ' the witaaai refused to answor. The decision as to tho propriety of this qaeation was reserved, the further heariaf e# tbe caoe was adjourned, tho Jefendanta asserting (hat the croaa-examinatioB re main 9d unfinished. whoroiip? the witaeas was notified to attend upon tho adisnrnod day. On the day appointed for tho fart&er hoariag the caw, the defendants in person, together with thobr counsel, attended tho court. Several meaabera of Uaa Carson league, is whose naoo the complaint htl been made, were aho present; bat, on being called, the witness, Henry P. Kobinaon, did not appear: aad having despatched a policeman toaoarch for aaU Kobaa son. he tmade report on his return that he was iafaraaod that said witnecs bad left the oitjs. 1 then nUted, attar hearing the counsel for the Carsoa League and tor tha defendantH, that I would dismiss ail the cases and de liver a written opinion on the subject this day. I bow proceed to give my reaaons for this decision. Ia ordi nary cusea this would not be necessary ; aad I aaa not now aware that any vei^ht or importance may attach to tbe ideas that 1 may nave advanced. But the inter - est that has been recently manifested by the eenaian mty oa tho subject ot tuo Prohibitory Liquor lew aad other kindred matters, appears to mo to justify, oa the present occasion, a departure from tha usual course of magisterial duty in giving rea sons for that conclusion of mind which ordinarily aa obligation exists compelling a Judge to adduce, la thoao cases tbe first questions presented aro? What is tha "Carson League What are its powers and duties Y Is its action to be substituted for that of the ragularhr elected public officer, the District Attorney, ia inatl tuting and conducting prosecutions in behalf of tha peo ple, tor alleged misdemeanors? As far as can bo discov ered in examining tbese cases, or from any iaforaaation accessible to ordinary inquiry, tbo "Carson League" ia composed of aa aggregate ot individuals who have com bined for tbe purpose of prosecuting offenders agaiaat tbe fcxeise aad Prohibitory Liquor lawa. They, doubt less, believe that tiey act from the potest motives^, and for the best interest of tl>e community. Bat all experience proves that when men comhiaa together as volasteer guardians and conservators of taa public morals, their measures aro too often liable to da generate into impertinence and arbitrary interferoaw with the rights aad privileges of others. They bsuoma too familiar with each other to retain much independ ence of thought or action, so that whatever measure mar be sugges-ted by the most fanatical is adopted with out sufficient thought of consequent* by tbe rest, na tll at last the entire body becomes a baad of knatiag acd harassing fanatics, adoptiog the dangerous maxim that the end justifies the means, and pervert ing every prinr.lp'e of right wt justice to _?? poses of intolerable wrong and oppression. With out any legal authority to become a proeeoat ing nowtr, such an association assumes to act la tot place, and to exercise the fanctio? , of the compatont, qualified and respontibU pubher officer, and descends to vfc use of implements which every sense of honor would lead the generous aad traly enlightened mind to ?espise. The character of a common laformer is one that haa boon abhorred and detected la evory age of tho world, and among all civilized people. Influenced by ao high motive connected with the public woal or his ova honor, but, on tho contrary, swayed by mercenary con siderations alone, the informer comes rorwaid to sustain by erideaee emanating from a toiled conscience a com plaint too often predicated, as in the cases before ao, upon acts in whieh be himself was a tempter and partici pant. These cases illustrate forcibly the concluding aart of the foregoing proposition. In seven out of the fiftnem cases, the witness Robinson alleges the offem*e of oolMag liquor on Sunday to have been perpetrated by tho re spective defendants on the same day ? that la, tho Mh oay of April, 1955. He had therefore drank seven glassso at least of spiiituous or intox'cating liquors on that aa* day, and had, doubtless, visited tbe different hotels far the express purpose of procuring liquor, in order te la form against t'oeir proprietors, that he might partake af what he waa probably fond of? a drink of strong liquor ? and might at the same time earn the wares of his do graded vocation . that such a man wool a be likely 4a practise the imposition of his being a noo-reeideat traveller npon a hotel keeper, and thus Induce him ta suppose that be was incurring no penalty by seUaag bim UquOT on a bun day, Is ia every sense credible, la the particular case of the People vs. Iibhy Ai Whitxey, the statement of Robinson that he called at their hotel to obtain change for a five dollar bill, m evidently false, for It is clear that ha waa there apoa hie customa'ry Sunday tour, the purpoee of whioh waa ta purchase liquor, that be might continue to perform hia character of common informer te the "Oar sob League. " The law in all eases requires the best erldeooe ia Older to justify recover/ or conrictloo. la these cases, aa commenced, and doubtless intended to be sustained, hw the awe complainant, the moat charitable mind rnU not be justified in considering the evidence adduced aa complying with that long established and wholian? role of tie law that calla for the beat eridesoe of whlah a cue la susceptible. The man who acta the part rf a connoa informer, makes a matter of tnCi of hia information, which ia often obtained W the meanest tricks and the basest deceptions. He create* or induces the violation* of ordinaaoes aal laws of which he com plains, and, aa in theee cases, rums the risk of beeominf a drunkard, In order to ear* the means of livln| by accusing those who supply him with the mesns of drunkenness Therefore, as far aa tha witness Robinson had prooeeded in hia evidence, it waa not of a character which gave It sufficient weight ta justify the conviction of the defeadante; a*d aa ha avoided, with evident intention, the completion of tte cross examination, aad thus debarred the aocnaed par ties of a right that clearly belonged to them; aad aa the Carton league offered no other testimony. It beceaee my duty to dismiss the cau*e, and to discharge all tha defendants. Subsequent reflection has convinced see aC the correctness of my eonme la thus dotes and It 1a to be hoped that whenever It may be neoesaaiy to bring forward similar com pi slats. witness may be produced who at least oaa show that ha is Inflneaeed by pure motives, and ia competeat to ea dure the test of the most rigid scrutiny, to the eel ef his examination. That a dtiiea who casually diaeaeaaa any violation of a law or an ordinance, may perfemM acceptable service to the public by bringiag tha offoadsa to justice, is not to be dented ; bat a self constitute* body of profeeslonal spies and informer*, acting ihieagh a mercenary agent, and assuming functions net wafts red by any specifle law, and without the gutdsaea of aa intelligent public officer, may become a dangeroas sta in en t ia society, ia equally to ha conceded. Lawa that operate in restraint of trade ? that arbitra rily curtail and abridge tha natural rights asst constitutional prlvilages of the cttisen, shoaMI always be ooas trued with strictness aad admiaietsre* with the greatest care and cfrcamspectioa. Of tMa description are the exclae lawa of this Mate, aad tha ordinance under wh eh theae complaints were iaatltata*. Ihey regulate a business not forbidden by tha eaaaaaam law, aad prescribe the ohaervaaoe of a day as tha Chris tian Pabbetb. about whieh religious sects eoaaeleebew a" differ It ia not for ma to queatioa, nor 4a I aoasttaa, a necessity or propriety of those lawa, built ia my duty, aa a magistrate, to tea that no ooavictioa under those lawa ocean before ma, without a fait ouaeeta nlty being afforded to all parttaa to have eretj ?attar involved fully eaavaaaad, aad without tha best aad most ample evldeaoe of crlmlnaJM*. Ia conclusion, I avail myself ef the preoeat r.pp.*taalty to offer a single remark upoa that kiadred sabject, tha Prohibitory Liquor law, commonly called the Maine ha, which has for several months peat so deeply ajHrtsi he K* "1c miad, and called forth long aad learned ealal? emiaent j arista aad counsel. It Is iMe thai aa law eaa ha aafely pronounced a oonetttutieaaleaaet which flrat creataa a crime i a* | tfa? sssa aad fearlessly stated. Vhsterer may hava been tha exnerienoe of otbere, my owa obeervatfeo bvtage aa ta he, la a matter of jaoicial inquiry. to justify eaa Tictino the law most beeastalaed by ike best eVUeaea of the feet: so that thraush the aaedlam e' a fair aad Impartial trial iostloe eqsal aad exact may the asaj*ety of tha law may bo viadlaated, he taaght to haw tr'th avbmiastaa to ttp he dene, aa* aad thas sfl he taaght 'ta htw T'i eubsaU^tea to Hp i^fafllel **? IIKI.

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