Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 17, 1860, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 17, 1860 Page 3
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Tkmroaxy softs !n that Coav.'titmu voted for P'.?rc6, and when te ih disposed of Ibis vote was ri vea for Douglss. B Is well, also, i<> observe that it wa* ibig convention that first brought luto prutniu.-Ll notice Dean R chmonJ an a public engineer, wbu headed (be railroad interact in * ?ppoxicg Wood for (iovernor, wbn at t&at timo was freely j spoken ol for that oflleo. From that time to the present ' ti-?- iLlereat h.ia t?tu in gteuly hontillty to tbis ! ptrson The federal officeholders ' f the city, and their sssi elates who rnttd ipainit Mr. Buchanan to tbe Mai, oti lb oir ???turn to tbe c'ty, held a prl ?'?? m"oiu.g a .mmany Hall, ??<! deputed a msjoritv of that boo. > proceed forthwith t> Washington to consult witb other k mured spirit* in that city aj to Ute expediency of rutm ion a mump candidate against Mr. Buchanan, or, in the failure of that expedient, of ;hrowtng their n'juenco in support of tbo wbi* nominee. Either sf these orurn-s ?u cotaidtred impracticable, or IiHely to prove a loeug gatne, and It waa arranged that they stould wmaiii, lur a time at leant, unoommilted, the bet ter to avail ihfti.ailv.s of any Sodden'.* that might be tamed to their advantage. Notwlthst?ndlog all tbelr canceling ud intrigues tbe popularity of Mr. Buchanan ssntmued dally to aicreutt. and it waa not until the close sf Uie month of September that It wai thought espedtent te come out boldly in favor ol' hie election. For w delta before that pei lOd Robert f Walker, who waa a constant emir ear y between tbe cities of New York and Washing ton engaged 'ti the nrofltlosi occupation of manufacturing public capital against Mr Buchanan, suddoaly changed kk vaclica and came out with a labored address to the people of tbe luted Slates In favor of his elect ion to the Presidency. Our allotted space wlli mi give ue room to dcaoend lato the particular* ?f the movements of the wirepuller! and their agents up to this tune. Notwithstanding tbelr corrcspoadenco and tbelr fratern ing with the discontented In all part* of tbe wastry, yet wbtn tbey found that tie popular current wa* aga.nst them tbey did not hesitate to assume, a few week* before the election, to lead a* the governing demo cratic spirit* of the campaign. Tbe Brst and most absorb ing reason waa the possession of tbe spoils, aad tbe ss ocLd to preptre for the nomination of Douglas in lbOO. TV! OTUU ACTOK8 IN THB DHAKA ? TUE ?LOT TO CRJCATK A 8KOTIONAL NOBTUSilN PARTY* to thin arrangement all of the present political mana gers of Douglas concurred, Ingludlag Forney, Walker, Fowkr, Sander*. Gerol, Greene an'. Gazeaeau,of Texia, aad tbe spoila to be obtained during tbo I're- deccy of Mr. Buchanan were to be freoiy u*ed to effect this object. Douglas and bj friend K.cbardson at onoe concurred In the arrangement. Meantime, rone bat the 'a'.thfaleet of | the faithful to these arraogementa were to be permitted to bold oflice In tbla oity and throughout tbo State. The squatter sovereignty m<'asvrce of Douglas and bis " j brsska pol'cy were to be tbe foundation for fature i a sad the means for oreaiing a Northern parly, wbich ould eteel b.m without the aid ol the South. It w'M be seen la tb.n connection that ibe proceedings of the Coarleston Osnvent'oB had nothing whatever to do with the present course of Dooglss. Tbey went behind this dale, bark to 1M4, and toe introduction of hi* Nebraska movement and the opposition to It by tbe South, and bis def-at in C.n stetatl in lHrtO It was so arranged In the Charleston UBsvest.on tbat. no matter bow barmonlousi.v affair* might be conduoieo, or what candidate other luaii Douglas might be noiBlnaled, tbat,st all events, his otmc should be krsaght forwsrd fer tbe democratic rots of tbe North. Meantime, the coBspirsW?s forced their :mper'.ineul noun selsopoti tbe President, in reason and out cf season, In tbsir newly assumed attitude of friends and advisers. He had been b"t a few dav* in tbe Wb'.t* House when be wa* waited on by a committee from tbi* body wtto a written protest against tbe removal cf any soft rtl ^-holders in Now York, unless tbotr places wer<- filled by otters of the same political preferences The New York Hotel clique ? an ominous same since the departure of poor Fowler from thin headquarters of intrigue? had taken possession of a private dwelllBg, opposite the President's n.arsion. for the ase and acccmmolatl in of themselves and ex) managers, hs every seleullon of tbe parties tor w bom tbey Jesired to obtain c(ll s? they reeomraended only su h as were con nected w ih the programme lor the sceoeesion, thus seek ing to make tbe President tbe unconscious medium for bis own driest in the ne*t Presidentisl At the same period the iBdustry of these managers was eier ctaed in sending abroad gratuitous coromuc cat ens, both written and telegraphic, to the press throoghout the country, urging the peculiar fllnese of Rcher* J. Walker for Govtrnor of Kansas? he, with s *bow of coy reserve, protesting sga nst accepting tbe post, ? bile ceaselsasly engaged la keeping Bp tbe excitement which was to en ?ore his success. And when, by means of this falsely created "pubile opinion," tbe place was tendered to him, be made bis sreptano- of It dependent on the appoint ment <<f his friends to the moat prominent aid fr Otablo federal ? ffices in this city. Fxpslly did he crge tl.e mar shals I ip of the district: but 1'iere liiprer^l to be n power in favor of Ry rulers that c<'Uld oot be resisted b> lilm and his cwijutors. But l:is well played game waa otherwise s ccesaful to securing lor bis frauds acd nlmse'f the desired em ptoyrneBts. Tbe t^iutb was rejoiced st ih>- selection of walker, aad so was Douglas and tbe bote! clique, wbo then ugbly under Htood tbe more and the uses t" which it ws* to be put The guie was to be opened by Walker to Kansas, and DonglaAras to follow b.m. Thus far suc cessful, and ibus snugly secured in tbe possession of ap pointments, the traitors flood ready to turn upon the band tbat had fed them, and to organize an opposition to h* administration intended not merslf agstnsi blm from whom tbey bad obtained all tbat tbey dared to ask, but tn secure tbe way for tbe succession wbicb in ibeir own sstods tbey bad arranged from tbe beg .nn lng TAMMANY BALL AND RIOKNCT COMBINATION AGAINST FERNANDO WOOD. The moment power relurni-d to tbe bands of tbe softs, their proscription of tbs hards wa* renewed, and tbey In tarn were removed from whenever an opportunity oflhred. Front motivss of policy tbey allowed tbe State election to go by without any special intermeddling on thstr part , but tbey at once commenced operations to de ?sat tbe city ticket aad Mayor Wood, wbo was tbs ean dtdaie of the bards for that offlos, and in this they were mceessfai. POENTT, SAKPIRS AND TITK BOTZI. CLIQl'K. By ibis time they bad sscursd tbs opsn oo- operation of Forney , who, dlnappolntsd In his hopss of being mads United Stoles Senator or Postmaster General, bad turned his back upon the Prssldsat, to whom bs was indebted for all hla prosperity, aad bad denounced bin with bitterness While Senator Douglas ws* on bis way to Wssbmgton s private dinner was given to blm by the hotel alique, at whica tbe performances of Walker in In ? ia favor of anil slsrsry, were prove. I, snd ar range menu suggested for tbe susp ti of Donglns, wbo wm to open the oampslgn against Pres dent Buchanan at ths earliest opportunity Sanders, tbe asw Nary Agsst, had gone to Ksssas to speculate inlands aad wooden shanties, under the alrect'.on of Walker, and to commu nwate to the hotel clique tbe Intended movement* of the lew Governor But about this time, at the of Csngrea both be and Sanders made Ibeir appearance, to consult with Dot glas, to partake of tbe prectons lors Issnt of tbe hotel cliqu" and to batoh more consplrssies The unexpected popularity of Mr. B vhaoao had made neceasary some bChtms to diminish It to favor of I<oo*las By opposing ths Prssident on the Kaasn* question, It was thought that his popularity might be diminished, while the South might bs punished for its opposition to I>ouglns in the Nalloua) Convention ? a ^petition of the game piayel by Van | Buret to 1I4H The preisetsd aovenispt of Dong las was squally to be tbe first step for the reorganisation of a Northern party aad for a ssctional candidate for ths Pre sidency la iste, a scheme which up to the I resenl time has been folly aarrled out THl ATTACK OJ? Till fHWIMst -StiHlIT W TH* "?CUT. At thta <liM?r tfe? Praatdaat *u fraeiy ilmngM, and although tha proceeding* were intended to b? kapt private, throng h th? tnluiMM wh'eb UUa! cacti kmm of exhilaration In which tb<*y who drink "sot wiaely but too well" become urn generally conattenlial, the bilar.ou* performance leaked out and appeared In j lb* public preaa Bvt lb* foregone cioucluatoo of the oon ?deutial banquet (ooo ni made apparent The ?j?ech ?f Doug lee again*! U.e Prf.doBf* c tb? table i opened the revival of Ibr Kaa?e? Kebreaha )>ollcy of M. while It wan wjoally denunr atorv of the b 1 1 im reprinted n pamphlet form, and, under the toper- ; vlaion oT tbe bote! Cllqoe, IniMtK nur.Vn were > circulated la tbe free Stalee straefe a* It Bay w>?, Ibeee conspirator* bad among tbelr nom po?ra aad coadjutor* innuy at Waahingloti M aa outward I political rtam; cnllrr Ijr at variance with their owa It 1 M eno-ifb to Mate that , at thta ttme.tberi meted bo- ' l?M Ureeley aad liouglaa an intimacy ami political ooa ' td?r>' o( tb<- cloaeet character, and thai Ible Intimacy ooataoed alano?t to the period of the Dooplaa nomination foe tbe I'r*-?Hl??x-T Tbte fact? oth?rwlee known? waa charge! upon !><>ag'?* by a member la tbe laat G>ngr??e, aad ao evidence of e.'ttral otlon waa l<r->iigbl afa.ett it Thai Oreele* waa ia*triin->tital la tbe defeat of Lincoln I and tbe nrrm of I fcaigla* fhr Ibe Ornate cannot be <*xi tradlcted, for tbe eolnmne of the JVW <mt bear evlleoc of the fact Tbe uader*tandli.g betweea tbe iiartloo wb.cb brought about Vh ? rt* alt waa tbe titwbsen'* of (ir??ley that Pougia* would become ?cff'rlentlr free aolltti to ! bare allowed ble nomuatlow br tbe blart republican* foe i Ibe I "residency an tbe r va: of Sea .rj but Dongiaa, And tag tbat l>e would be ???!?> tu make a better ran la the fVwe Plate* . without inrurr ng farther 'tab oe aacrtftoe. tbe barge, n oa hie part waa e'>eu | dosed However avw.ti tbi* etatemeot of a contract between tbe lending ap-.rtt of the Iree eotlem < aod the black repcbucane mar *>' denounoad or douW?>i. yet tbe pnblic will, before loot, he placed la tbe poa aeaalon of facte abtcli will ??'. thoee !? ibte at reat Tbroagh ?>? tbe whole of Mr. Itonhnuea * admtatalMi ? to the prreert l a" it wll. be awn tual tb? original piane of theee conepiretoni hat' not f .* a moin ct haao li rerted from thair ?>rtgiD?i a^r-. t Tne tr?ar.he<7 o thoae mat, (ndliwtijr etUirt' d frf^r Hr Bu :.aran h ? e r i laat i?i U' be oooai larfl a .*n<si late for re a?rcti m. an I , coam iota nftba wrong an i ir"a Utr} ihejr bad pract:aa<t ; apon Mm, hot e>|oa"T r<ic?ru'>:? of toe <1 e^irery if ibe r falaeho-Mi they then <!tr#>ct??d ui>oo b m their "?ir'onal aaaau ita, aa la tbe latter of <>enrga N swdera. OORHCrriOH AND HH?*KI>a CP OP TA** A* T. We have sot apaie to follow the act.oa* of theee men dartag the faur rear* of Uiair laleabo- d to the Creald--at, of their Qatterlaa when Aatiarr waa thoagbt moot jw?ll??c. and of perareui.on wbea flattery waa f >uad lo ba of ao aabil. But the time will aona cu?e when the bietory of Una admiaiatratioa wiu ba writtaa by as impbrtul poa. whan l bar<- will be aothiog gaine i or kwt bf pra.aing or deeonneing It, aad. when paaa'ng into' htatnrr , N will be judge-l by tb>we inxtiubla awa which ?It* V> blatory all 'ta raiua We bar* u ready maa tmtif.i the ooaapiracy of Burr, and hia attempt to oom p?r,?i?. the admin lat rat 'on of Jetrerao* bnt the t reach try of I>>.:gla? far iirpa^a^ In erormitv I he arorat thai arnild he "id of the treachery of Rarr ? ?rrntlny of the raun"e of the men '?( th ? filly who omH |t.? lak> tbe coefldeme of be JYeaitrnt, and were lo*tad by bim with eft oae. and then flrel ararrl y and now oponiy, <tan< sn. e h ro, will "how ttiat II <"* are ?be *ey aatna, ?at the rery dotting of anj andtl rreaa'Dt of a T They a re aw sg tbe pr'-eeol ma><?j;rr? and dir<>? tora .,f TtmiHar Ra.t, and IM oppcnentK of tbo pr>-a> ril f-iaito movement trt the Jrleal of Lincoln. / TAMUA.'.T ABANDONED XVKN IT TH* EBOKNCT. The whoie eaergies of Tsmmsny have directed to the success of tbe blnek republican anndidate for tb* Presidency, including several of their present nominees tor city ofBoes; and although forced to an atknow lodg ment of the fusion movement to their ticket, ? Urge proportion of their roWe will bo (Ml ??**??* tin sneoeea. The leading and acknowledged organ of tbe Tammany oonspiraturs in its inat Pr0'?^'' ItltJ the movement, and aucb would be the open demon itratioo of Tammany were It sot that her nominees for election would be perilled by the movement. The our patronage is all important to the longer exist enoeof Tammany, and to tbe support of a majority of tboie whom they have thrust ui?n thi party ma the regu Ur nommc-a or the democracy. But the election once over, and three gentlemen, like tboee described by John Kandolph ui hi* Scriptural parody an ? men of seven prin ciple*, live loaves and two small lisbes," will ta made to realize the contempt of the community, which at last has been around to a lense of the Indignities which they have so long practised upon a. The little of Tammany that s telt must, of necessity, pass into other hands, under whose control there is a possibility that its former stand ing may be revived, or if it does not so pass Its next step will be into a lower depth of degradation, from which no mortal eiiort can ever hope to revive It. Tammany is now denounced even by the Regency as anti democratic, and stricken from the party as a compound of serv'lity joined to depravity lrom which there is no hope for good to any honetl caure. The defeat which now awaits it will be the finishing of its twelve years' war upon the demo cracy. KSSlia OF THE WHOLE MATTEB. We have thus presented a picture of sconoc the most di graceful that ever occurred in tbo political h story of the States during th<' first three years w hen tbo now Re ptDcy usurped power. The i (articular* of the yeir : which succeeded even far exceed in enormia# tbo bis tory already given. We have sees! that the bigh toned principle which one" animated the leaders and f rl m of T.imiriany ha\e (!? |iart<d with the deoar' . these men. The triumph o the democratic party has been made a secondary consideration compar- 1 if the per sonal ounces* of a clique of that party, who Wed to hold office and honors not in trust for the public, but in trust lor themselves, a trusteeship dissolved at iuat by the injunction of the people, who will order tho concern to Cloee their doors like a rotten corporation. Wo will not pursue the figure by xaying that it will be compelled to ^divide its assets among lis creditors, lor we regard its bankr uptcy at so coiaplete that it will have notb ng left to divide. Meanw iile, let us cay tbat It Is Imperative upon the reflecting po lion of the people that only such men nomi nated by ' Tan r'anv oneern u* have proved tbetn* selves to e democrats shou'd receive their support. Some lucli liave been plared upon the ticket to give it an air of strength and respectability, and equally to give that character to those of their kin who desire the mo*t responsible and lucra tlve county oflkos. We trust that the end of than ? bst: come at last, and we dare almost venture a trem bling hope that, having passed the lowest depths of do gradation we may merge !ut<> a purer air. acd that, warned by tbe past, the new neen Tammany Hall of 1861 will present a diflerent ciars of men and rulers dram tbe deiui ct Tammany of 18t0. "Tbe King Is deal. I/mg live the Kilr'" is the HkJtAU>'s proclamation to announce that wtiiie the mo narch has departed tbe monarchy survives Shall we say the same of departed Tamm iov.. that, her present rulers cast cut, she will survive with other rulers of mote principle and less se!ltsbn*g>? The deep*, ring fox prote tel aga est driving away the k warms of fl ee that were sucking his life blood, for fear that other swarms more hungry might take their places Wnen the unclean spirita hau D?u cast out of the unquiet Bian, it was but a short respite; for seven olber spirM*. more wicked than the lirst. entered and retained possession. Could Tam many lie exorcised so as to drive oat the malignant spi rits wbu'b have infested it- Is there any spell go potent as to keep out other spirit* as wicked? Let us at Itast hope lor one of two thing-'? a speedy regenera tion, a thing which, although almost allied to a miracle, may even yet happen or, in default of that, that toe halls of llie old wigwam tnay be closed forever. Such Is tbe aspiration of whatever Is left of honesty In the demo cratic party. ADDITIONAL FRQH EUROPE. Arrival of the Arabia at Halifax. Hautax, Oct. Id, 1800. Tbe Arabia arrived at two o'clock this morning, with vne hundred and twenty one Boston passengers. Ancona baa capitulated, and Lamoriciero surrendered to Admiral Persano. Tbe Admiral sent a boat for him, manned tbe yards, and gave him his own oabin. La morlciere 1s to be sent to Turin, ibenoe via steamer to 8aa A great victory is reported at Caserta, where 2,000 prisoners were taken. Garibaldi is said to have seat the following despatch to llSilKjI ARTSES, Oct. 1, 1"80 Victory a'otg the whole line. The royal troops are being pursued. The Sardinian Chambers have resolved that King Victor Fjnanuel be authorized to annex to Sardinia those pro vinces of Central and Southern Italy in which tbe popu lation, by dlredt universal suQrage, vole lo beootne an in tegral part of the Sardinian constitutional monarchy. Tbe Sardinian army has not yet entered the Keepolttaa territory, bat Garibaldi announces that they soon will do so. The headquarters will be at Aqullla, and Victor Emanuel will command In person. Tbe forts of Penoara and Aogusta, in Sielty, have beno surrendered. Messina still holds oat. Tbe provinces of Cmbria, V Iter bo and tbe Marches are last to tbe Papal government Labrasso and Arcoll are Insurgent, and the only provinces left are Clvltla, Vac cina, Fosinone and Valettrl. Garibaldi has male some modifications In bis Ministry to meet tbe views of tbe Neapolitans. Rertanl, sick named "Garibaldi's evil genius," has been dismissed, and a better feeling now exists between Victor Emanuel and Garibaldi. Tbe latter baa written to the King. Inviting blm to oome and permit b m (Uaribaibi) t? retire t> his island home. A new manifesto of Mastlal declares that no King of Italy should be proeaimed l?fdfc tbe kingdom of Italy is organized at Rosse Garibaldi has issued a decree granting pensions lo the mother an l state rs of Agisting Miiaao, who attempted to assassinate tbe Klag of Naples. Detaila or tbe patriot defeat at Capua are received. Pie Kngltan Hungarian brigade was badly cut up. Til K VEIll UTKIT HWI. l/owno*, ttet. 8? J|P M rut papai want*. A letter from Rone M}i that the 1'iedmonunr l*n<v?r? gal loped close to the pM of Rome, In thr chair o I the Poo t Heal grnrt'armrs HAPl.H. Uertanl, Isle .-ecretarv Uanaral of the Ihctnloi^ wTltsS to oontrad ct the ?Utoraant that be had glees orders to oppose by fores the entry of the Pledmontasa troops lato Iba Neapolitan territory. He also ? tales that neither hiBMlf a?r (isribeldt ersr thought ot oounaelltng the laa mediate occo|*t loo of Home at tba risk of ? conuict with imtir. In tbe "mod aecretiy bald at Oran tlx* OaMlnai Primal* declared that be bad no ?bisctioa to tbe clergy wsariag tbe national Hungarian oosturoi STRIA. Panix, oct. ? ? A M. Tbe M' mv?f ttya Ui? arte, ra of Pyria bare anterrj or a orw | baae M lltary art Ion will now be eierclso-1 by 'or troop feme otber cblefi hara been arrested and tried ai Beyroet Tba Csulsakan of Pruaaa ta aoir among tbr prisonsrs Thsse manures bar* prodt. ?d a k nJ of pai c among thr I'- taet of the m ' ta ' 4, and tb> r alt tu4a ? more unde< lda<l M< asurr* bare bean tavc for th? protection of tbe rrsneh marufacl nrers ??lt Agalnal ths Rrailrl* lloy, makikb coniT. tefore Hon J edge McCarthy. I? ? CkarH JT M0h*M. nf f*? W'? irkttOtr /' "?? r? J<*n C H '-a-, -Tfcerr war a tremecdoo* rush to tbe Manae Court thi* morning to wttaesa tba trial af tliie caaae, in which the defendant, th? eolebrat S4 MrsMh IV-y, wai Mo rtal to appear H? w*a. how. | star n< a ?at, and the fair Ada. Ii? w'fe became th<- nsa Ire of attraiAior. Tbe onmp.a.m aliagaa thai tbe dafon dast ia jaetiy lad?bw< hi pta.nll.l, u tbe trustee of the V"eicb< ?t? r Houe. la tt' #<??? "I oue hundred an I nice ty v? iinlian and anty e gbt rant*, being tba halanra r .? (or l??/d and lodging Jarmihed !?> Mr#. Ada I. M. Hr nan, >* the w,fa of ib? l?f#a'*at, at bin and ber in alaarrani reqne?t 'tetwern IVa m *tU? s( I?ace?her, I'M*, and inly. 1*10 'obn C Hrenan, in hi# anew", *ay* lhal b# ba# na kw.w.edga oi tbe plaint being truafe of the *"tfbia ler Hoi *e. and deal?S all and eeer y otln r a egai >on 10 Ibr . omp.nli.t He therefor* deti-as Ibat Ada J M Mtnkan, alia* Hoenso, la h a wife. Tbe lefandnnt ? o uiiaa. aekrd for a nostp mesent of lb* raa?. oa the gr?ond that Jvhu C n?*ku ka1. been apirited a?ay An old cae > bad bseo t r mpnd up aga.nrt t..m for being eic red, either aa prlar pa! or w.tara#. In a prize light In riufla'o, aa 1 oa tbat rbarge be bad bean brought off to that rltr Counsel for plaintiff oppose ! tbe appnontion, bst tbe Jsdg* granted tIMe until Tbnraday to produce a' datiu | to #b'>w the ra as of Mr Meet. an ? abm?r?e<>. Mghlb AaaamMy IMstrUt m ma Huron or rut* ilUMk. N?trT0?*,f?Bt Iff, KM We#sw n ih ? mom, of* HMutP tbnl tbs ?J#''*?'1 Rreestt I'nton party ha-l notnmaAsd M' Andr?w frnft is the r mod dale for this d itrlri T>i ?. sir, W an Srmf, ae the Ink* pnrt? haee mei In res reel ion . ayreesttly U thr nail nt tba (entral Oo?mitt??. an 1 unan m naly nnminoted Mr Andrew I <e wis, of the Thirteenth and he m th? r mndMate and Will be until th" #>m ?et? or ? l.e of SoTamhrr W. C. HALL, Cfchlrtnaii E f >"?irnK, P?!r?Ury. cm POLITICS AID POLITIC! 118. The Political Green Room- -A Peep Through the Coulisses. THE MACHINERY BEHIND THE S3ENES. PECULIARITIES OF THE CAJVASS. The Political Aspirants who have their Eyes apon Washington. Sketches and Antecedents of the Candidates. Tbe Feuds in the Several Congressional Districts, Ao, Ac., Ac. The present field of local politics is a perfect kaleidoscope. Every new turn and change of po sition develops a new combination, and furnishes (in entire new feature of the light* and shades of th?" canvass. With tho innumerable offices to be tilled and the prevalent fashion of disregarding political organisations, which is characteristic of this season, nearly every ambitious nun, big and Utile, thinks he stands a chance of being named for an office at least, if not elected. From the avidity with which men parade their n^mes on posters throughout the city, and with as much prospect of being elected aa a man in the moon, one would suppose that the distinction ol being named for an office was attended with seine substantial benefit, not clearly observable to the uninitiated in this mystery. The fact of the matter is, parading one self as a candidate for an office lias got to be a sort of genteel mode of rai.?ing funds, that under tbe old fashioned system went by the name of charity. This is very much like the Irish system of raising the wind by having a raffle for a stove, in which tl. i; nmnb< r of tickets di-po-? d of bears no relation whatever to the value of the article involved, bnt is the mode adopted by that race to obtain ten times the real value for the article, and jet sell it ?'cbape'' to the winner. The universal practice among these politicians is, as soon as the candidate is placed in nomina tion, to appoint a finance committee, who pass the hat around to obtain contributions for the suc cess of the nominee, whose prospects are always set forth In glowing colors, his patriotism landed, and the importance of securing his election made the earnest argument for funds. Thns it is that many a man, who dn<>- not stand the slightest chance for an election to the office for which he is nominated, is enabled to lav in coal for the winter, provide fresh clothing for himself and fami ly, and in his new rig b> enabled to jingle r<*ady money in his pockets at the "Pewter Mog" and other fountain heads of the pure democracy. This being accomplished, he withdraws from the field, and a card is inserted in some of the daily papers stating that he is unwilling to remain in the field and see his party defeaVed. and for the sake of his party he makes this great sacrifice in favor of Mr. A. or B., whom he commends to all members of his party. To a stranger this indiscriminate nomina tion presents very much the appearance of a gene ral training day amongst the militia, in which the officers are very far in earess of the main body of the army; it is, however, one of the pr uliaritiea of political life in New York in 1800. The war of the uuiueroua fa' tions and elites ia -till going on with all the earnestness , enerpv and excitement of a hive of bees in the 8<-t of revolu tlon. There In an ' ' irrepresaible conflict" between the great armies of Tammany and Mozart Ilall npon the candidates for Keglster- Judge llrennan as the candidate of the former and James Lynch of the latter, llrennan baa been ooe of the pillars of the democratic temple for nearly twenty yeara, and has maintained the organization in the old Sixth ward in all ita ptrength and power. As that ward , can pretty generally be relied opoft in any emer gency for abont two thousand majority in favor of the unterrified democracy, the friends of llrennan are using it aa an argument in favor of their favorite. It ia claimed as the banner ward . and has helped many an aspirant to a high position, and it ia not to be wondered at that this i- used in favor of the candidate emanating from that ward, and that he is far more popular than the organiza tion that placed him in nomination. Ills opponent, put forward by Mozart Hall, has only been known in political life as a candidate for office. and although he was legislated out of the p< -i:inn of one of the Ten (iovernor* by tne last republican Legislature, yet as that wai an office without any emoluments, his lomea could not lie considered very heavy, as it gave him an oppor tunity to attend to Lis private affair*. The wide disparity of <lalms. however, pre vent this contact being a fair test of the strength between Tammany and Mozart Hall. No thing, however, better illustrate! the utter rotien nesa of poor old Tammany than the numerous exhi bition* that we aea of the treachery on the part of a number of the prominent members, those who have held the best offices under its gift. This, however, indicates to an observing mind the ultimate and speedy destruction of the rotten corn < rn. From tin best information that we can gather i >n? the headquarters of the political trade sales that are mm going on in our markt t.thi tin- lt? gut ter quc-tlr.n stands between Hrennan and Key**r, the republican nominee for that office. There is a strong determination In the democratic ranka to keep the patronage and power of this office under thHr control. A nnmber of the comb nations for members of A **cmbly and Congress are being made In especial reference to this, and will, doubt less, explain many new features that will hereafter be exhibited in the Congressional contest. The National Democratic Volunteers, fired with the Vnion spirit now prevalent in ti.i- latitude, have Issued a call for a > onventic?, to be < om]>o*ed of busioeaa men an J taxpayers, who are to select from the tickets now in the in id a ticket til it * ill re< eivo the support of the conservative element opposed to In oln. Their action is also expc led to ha\e great in ffcence npon tin Congressional warfare, an. I it will not do to ovei .ook it m U.i- r< v it w ol tie Cur.^n - slonal field. The unices' of the Union r<>mmitte? of ttteen baa indicated that the political field. Ilk" tl it o Naples, is ripe for a reuiiu'ion, and it only i < a tin' ibaldi to l? d Uie forcea to blot out tii'> ire sent pc'iti' al r aehintrjr and inaugurate i c- w order of things. We predict that the day ia no' iar'?!.r:t w I re a new p vt- -v:!l be form- I ?:? .r. tiie nuns of Iimnany Mozart and the 1Jre< k <a ridge org a rn. afi^n romp^'d of i. <t ?ueh vr iferni ns enter into u.? I n.on C omiuittee. r<ptrsen,|ie the wealth the ntelllrenre and inteenty o. democracy, nafi r tl in aentlment, higfc tolled and conservativ< r:i a< tioo. TL- movement wiil. ?lot, t, ties-, everr i?e an important inc n nee i fecting a union npon demii-raMc Candida* for Congress ?o that tins city, tnir to its interr r 1 the national nertln enf of the manses will eV in every Congressional district a national d< " repreaent M In the councils of fhe na* < n. Wite.puJJini; has had it- day. and - < .1 ' tk >ans will ?H?e over fhat. like the Atlantic /1c, they fall to conti< ct . and success In polit * ' thi city can only be achieved in an open canvas and npon meritorious > laiins. Political lif>> in New York , like that pi the caterpillar, has Its tiaovitio state, and in ttiia general scramble and indis criminate pursuit of office we see the slouching off and the beginning of the new. Verily, the day has arrivud whin many are called, but tew are chosen. In Congressional matters the tie Id is checkered, but it m not difficult to- see how the lines will ulti mately be drawn, and which of the numerous candidates will finally secure the bulk of the anti republican vote in the several districts. The con tent of the TH1KD OONGHBHSIONAL DISTRICT has already narrowed down to three candidates, viz: Benjamin Wood, John C. Mather and A. J. Williamson. These three are pretty well known to the people of New York. Ben Wood, as he is familiarly called, in now before the people in that district as the nominee of Mozart and Ts mutiny Hall, bh well as the Bell ami Everett party, and has a majority of the conserva tive vote in his district to back him. As a political operator he has much of the energy and sagacity of his brother Fernando, and, as the politicians say , is a more reliable man after the work is done. He has evidently entered the Cong'esslonal ring with the determination to win; and, as a successful man looking forward to a political future, he cannot very well afford to loso. He has 1 vn a great deal of Uiejinexae and adroitness of iccesst'ul politician in securing the nomination of Tammany against the wishes ot the managers of that beloved institution. The way in which he received the sup port ot Tom Byrnes and Billy Miner, the incorrupt! bles of Tammany, would excite the admiration of the financiers as well as the statesmen. Having been brought np In the district ami being thoroughly Acquainted with the entire tield , he may be said to hold the winning card1?, and needs only to play theni with common sk!ll to win without an effort. Mr. Wood has never held any political office, but has devoted his time hitherto in laying out short roads to fortune, and having boen successful, he is now engaged in the same time-saving in' I en terprising efiOrt in the political world. He is about forty years of age, of Bedlam height, somewhat thicK set. and moves about with great energy of action. Hia complexion i> full, with somewhat of a livid cast, face smoothly (haven, an.l indicates in his expression much nervous power, llis eyes are light, wit) heavy marks about them, indicating a lite of trui Knd excitement- altogether a marked and unusual face, that reveals the intensity and restlessness within. He is a member of the Doug las State Central Committee, and throughout tho recent fusion negotiations was an earnest *dvocato of a union. John C. Mather has received the nomina'ion of the Breckinridge faction of that district, and lays claim to the nomination from a portion of Tamma ny. The only nomination that he has received from the followers of that organization is from u band of rowdies under his own employ, who rushed into the Tammany Convention, brok it up, and then nominated John C. Mather: but it has so happened that on both occasions Tammany ? has made her nominations separate and dis tinct from this element. Mr. Mather is a man of quite a different mould from that ot Ben. Wood. He is quiet, calm and selfpo?es?ed. Ho glides alone, rather than works his way into the position that he attains. Is tall and slim; dresses with scrupulous care, about fort) -three years of age, is got up naturally and artificially, so as to present the best exterior to tl"- world. Hark com plexion. and of rather a bilious hue, he looks more like the ela-s of men found south of Mason and Dixon's line; without any claim to bo con sidered an orator, or even a public speaker, in the | ordinary acceptance of that term, he has an un- I yielding aspiration for political station. His history is somewhat conspicuous in this State. He was elected Canal Commissioner in 1*50, in the place of Jacob Hind, and held that office for three years- at that time residing at Troy. He was tried before the Senate for h'IM misdemeanor in office, and, we believe, the only man connected with the canal department that has been arraigned before the bar of the State Scu.ite. A majority of | the Senate decided him guilty, but they (ailed to 1 get the constitutional number to convict him, and he was allowed to go free and remaiu in office. He ti' elected Ut thA-tate Senate from the Fourth Senatorial district now represented by J. McLeod Murphy? in the fall of 185". has been a prominent | politician in the State and a member of several of the State Conventions. He was a member of the committee in the Senate to whom was referred the subject of the repeal of the Metropolitan I*ollce law. and made a minority report against the law. During the schisms of the party in 1?4M. Mr. Mather was closely allied with the fortune* of the Cans party, anu against the Van Buren free soil move ment. Mr. Mather liaa had a finger in the WiUet'a Point site and other speculat;ons, most of which, we un derstand. have proved bad investments. He is, however, stid to be an illustration that we are a commercial people. He is now a partner of Mclntyre in tne public store contract, and through the pa/ronage or that has managed to get up a formidable organisation in his district. His con tract b put down as being worth a fabulous sum. He is, in fact, one of the few who have been spe cially favored by the administration at Waahington. TTie republicans of this district have re nomina ted A. J. Williamson, editor oftheSonday Ihtpatrh , the tame who was the opponent of Daniel E. Sickles in the last Congressional election, and is still contesting the seat now occupied by Mr. 1 Sickles a question that ia in a fair way of being decided on the Fourth of March nex', at the expi ration of the present Ongre". He is about forty three #o( an ur imposing exterior and walks along with an easy, slouching gait, as if the world, with all its cares, rested easily upon his shoulder*: Is a little above the ordinary height, gray blue eyes, ftill bee, with slight whisliers at the side, and has in his manner and look a great deal of the downeast school msster characteristic. He may always l>e seen in or about the locality where Important poli tical event* affecting the welfare of the republican Hare being agitated, and msy be generally I in the front row of seats of the private cau cuses of that party. A - a writer in his i>at>er, the IHipatch, he has a plain, unambitious style, with language of the same unpretending description nevertheless he has a very large share of the poli tical aspiring quality, winch has thus far been turn ed toa pood account. He was formerly an active K'h'w Nothing politician, but now a full con vert to tho republican faith: was at one time an Alderman, and through his mann-uvring in the Ccmiuou Council, obtained the position of a tax ? mmi-siont r, and is now the chi< f of that board - a 'iterative office, and a position that he has hell for a nomb? r of years. in the ri>t*KTH oonoftnetoftAL mrvmot, I consisting of the Fourth, Sixth, Tenth and Four teenth wards of tho city, now represented by Thomas J. Barr, we have an entirely different character to deal with. Mr. Barr seem* to have been made conscious of the truth of the maxim that republics are ungrateful. He has lieen left out in the cold by Tammany, to whose support he 1' nt all hia aid. He has. however, received the "irregular" Tsmtnany nomination, the dtoci plmeofMr. Tag'). He is about forty -eight years el are, a sV>nt and well built man, with an open countenance, dark hair and eyes, and light ! whiskers He I, as no marks of mperlor ability, lie was for a long time engaged In tavern keeping at Plsmfleld. New Jersey, but we see that be ia now booked as alawy?r: has long been famons in the politics of the Sixth ward; was elected A "Platan! Alderman in Nl, and re-elected the fol 1?? ing Jtar . and w as ole< ted to Congreaa in 185K, hut lias not given any parti* ular evidence ol quali*. fi ,it(ons fur the piwiti >n. The Tan m.?ny Hall nominee of this district i? Al d? rman Michael Tn> m*y n Fourteen, wsrd pollti clan, ? man of name, fame and extended n nutati'm. V was originally a devoted follower of hi? Honor the Iln% nr. and constituted fbr .i conod'rable period i.i,. ?t the bodyguard of his " Excellency,' bu ,i the changes whi< h time and the dreams of men b, about, ho ont aloof from the retinue of the Manhattan chief, and sot up for him-ell as an inde pendent champion lor popular support. Twoyears ,g he w as ele, tod to th< Board of Aldermen and ha .:Mingtil?hed hirnsolf in more way* than one in th school of poHMcnl ?< hetninr. tmtll at last li s opertth'O* fulminated before the public r s one of tb' committee < n the long to be remembered Ja i aae?e festival, ami for his financial merits in con nt tiou wftb 'hat scheme mty be < liieQy considered the reo*"n-< for now being presented as a can lldNte l<.r tv.ngress. If Ids apprenticeship In a litical r.fllee developes sttrh remarkable characterises as was exhibited in the Japanese bill, who will be able to r. numerate the HgUfOS on his graduating h< e sboul l ho be ele. Ud to Onngreast He ? is been i me mh'f rf Timmany Hall ( rneml f nmlttee fbr soteraj years and may l?? , oneidevd as a lair exponent of ihst in^'i ntion. I - about the comfortable s'/e ol forty-three, below iii e ruddle ide , and is i *nsiderawg I ? i u in his iotl.i-s. He wears sandy whiskers, ? ? ? "fnlly curled, with light hair snd ?n innocent simi>lie.ity of eoiMitenoii' e. Indicating a sort 'if a dist>trb??d on er'alaty as to the events wansftftng about him, a| though he was fearful some great event would tak<s place and he not see it. The Mozart Ball and Breckinridge organizations have trotted out Jajue* K. Kerrigan, known an ' Councilman Kerrigan, ' whose meritB have been sung in song and told in story. He wan formerly a member of the Hoard of Councilman, and is now a clerk in one of the Police Justices' courts. He if? remarkable for his being a strong man to head crowd* at political meetings, and may be relied upon for any emergency. Whatever may bo said oi lus merits in other respect*, if ho .should happen to be elected and there should bo a disposition in the American Congress to break the thing up in a row, Councilman Kerrigan may b? relied upon to do yeoman service in the cause of hia country; in that event he will discharge the duty of at least one member of t'ongre - 1. His appearance is very mneh unlike what would be expected of him from the reputation that he bears. He is tall, slim and graceful, though possessed, it is said, of a re markable physical strength, hia face is long, thin and pale, free from mustache or beard, except a delicate imperial, copied from the s'yle of the old masters. He has more the appearance, in gentility and grace, of one of Mr. Brown's dancing young men, than of the warlike and indomitable hi ro which be ih known to be. A gleam, which shoots outolhis light, cold gray eyes, however, indicates the spirit which is within. The district has more of the ac tive element of young Americattn it than any other, and. necessarily, Kerrigan is the leader and chief. The republicans have bi ought out John Com- j merford, u chairmaker in Broadway, who has de- ' voted himself to land reform, lie is a knotty, hard featnred looking man, about flfiy yean of ago, and bears a very honest and upright character; never held any office, always worked for a living, and from the present indication of the district, will continue in that iield of practical nsefulnels for some timo longer. He in strongly advocated bv the 'fi ibn/if philosophers, who havo used tficir editoriil columns to solicit subscription* for him, that he may be able to call around him the po'iti eians of the district, and thus secure his election to Congress, when he will be able to put his luud reform doctrines into practice*. FIFTH CONGKK.H8IONAL DISTRICT. This district, composed of the Seventh and Thir teenth wards of the city of New York, and the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth wards of Brooklyn, and now represented by Wil liam B. Ma -lay, has been nominating candidates every night for the last two weeks. Th ? present representative has not, however, been named by any of the numerous clique conventions. They have already seven candidates in the Held, and about as many more waiting for their opportunity to put in a winter supply of coal. One of the causes of the confusion is the conflict of authorities in the district. Each of the several democratic, fragments issued their cill in this city, and elected delegates in that district. Tin General Committee of Brooklyn issued their call, and that portion of the district lying in Brooklyn responded and elect ed another set of delegates. These gentlemen have all met in separate Conventions, an. 1 every morn ing the people have received the intelligence that Mr. Ko and So received the nomination for Congress in the Fifth Congressional district. There is at pre sent a Babel-like confasion amongst the anti-re publican forces, and in getting "no better very fast." It would be useless to give the personal ap pearance of all of these gentlemen at pre< -nt, for a number of them will oresent a different appearance when their several finance committees report, and they are permitted to visit the tailors. The Breckinridge party li.tvw three candiila'es in the lield James H. l.vnch and John D.iffy, of New York, and John Hanford, of Williamsburg. Mr. Lynch is a man about forty-five years of age, with light hair, fair 'omplexion. with a quiet ex terior, but an inward restless desire for ofL e. The only political office that we are aware of his having helil was a member of the I legislature in lKjH. lie lias now been nominated by a portion of the Breck inridge party in that district for Congress, in virtue Of which he "claims fhe import of tho people, John Puffy puts up a claim for the nomination, not ouly of the Breckinridge but *11 other conven tions that have assembled in the district. He keeps a hotel and liquor store, and is a sort of fussy in dividual, and places great importance upon his title of ex-Consul to llalway -a position that he ob tained from being an agent for a New York firm, who secured his appointment of consul to assist him in his business. He was the first that was ever appointed by this country consul to that port, and the government havo not considered it neces sary to appoint another since his return. We be lieve that ne h us received one regular nomination, representing a fragment of the Breckinridge party of tb< district. It has been announced, however, tha'. he has received about a dozen other nomina tion", which, from the best information that we can obtain, are merely those of gatherings at his hotel on the same evenings that Congress] ijpal conven tions were assembled in the district at other points. These philosophers, after taking a drink, would rush out doors cheering for I hilly, and announce that John Imffy had Just received another nomina tion. when in fact the Convention wan in session in some other part of the district. Ilis friends are thus able to put up bin claim ai being nominate! by every anti republican convention in the district. From the indiscriminate mixture of affairs in the district, his nomination haa no doubt just as much " I aim to regularity as any of the rest. John Hanfotd, the person nominated by the Wil liamsburg Breckinridge party, i* a man of conside rable political experience, about forty-fiv e years of age. tall, and sandy complexion, with heavy whiskers of a rough description, and presents the appearance of a Western man RTown up in the wilderness. He was a member ot tl>i legislature for three years, during IHS?'i, ' >7 and '5M. and dis charged his duty with fair ability. Is quite a pro minent politician in Brooklyn. The Tammany and Mozart Hall delegates in this district, after it had been announced about a dozen times that they Lai met and nominated Winant, Puffy and several other aspirants, finally met in joint convention on the comer of Bidge snd <? rand streets, and noinlna'ed Captain Nelson Taylor, a man of a great deal of enterprise and energy, and a gentleman who bears a good reputa tion. He l* a lawyer by profession and was at one time a member of the California State Senata. He is a native of New York, and went to Califor nia in the capacity of captain of the volunteers that accompanied Col. Stevenson. Never having ween the gentleman, we are unable to furtu?h the pnblic with the < ut of his lib, Daniel D. Winant. a Williamsburg politician of Fume note, ha* received the "irregular" Tammany nomination in this district, the nnm nation* of the regular Brooklyn democracy, the W'illiimsburg Mozart faction, and also claims the (,'ninn nomina tion. If ho receive* as many votes as he has nominations, he w ill be a fortunate man indeed. Hie only ofli. ial position that we sre aware of his [ holding Is tha* of a representative of Kings I < onnty in the State Assembly in lsc>. His career ba? l?een a modest one, and not brilliant. i'hillp J. Hamilton, we understand. has received the nomination of one faction, hailing from some ! unexplored portion of the district. I Arrayed against this confused and broken army, 1 < ngaged in an intestine fight and tryiog demol ish each other. i? William Wall, the republican nominee. Mr. Wall Is a resident of Williamsburg, and for several years one of the most prominent ; operators In the politic* of that locality, and held > numerous position* In the late cHv government of Wiliiam?burg v, a- Mayor of that city at ti n lime oi r? | HMMia lie i? a p? son about fifty five. 1 stout built, medium height black hair and whiskers dark giey eyes, florid complexion, and earrt"? nnmlstak al'fe marks of bavin*' tested the quality of a variety of liquor*. f'e has a careless and indifferent appearance, yet ha* the murks of natite shrewdness, finsn ially speaking: dreases exceedingly plain, often bordering on s< c.|y ){e is one of those men that the world call lucky, having In some mysterious way amassed a com fortable fortune, starting In the world in moderate circumstance*. We have received from a prominent republican in that district aieroa lengthy ree-ons why ho should not be elr i ted to Congr?-s?. Tbe first rev son assigned is 'hat he Is "illiterate." Heeond thst he was ? participant In the city government dur ing the fieamla! embarrassments 'hat came very near swamping the ct) . and has left a heavy taxa tion upon the inhabitants. Third, that ho waa an attlvo member of the late Hoard of Water Commissioners for Brooklyn an J ? halrman of the Finance Committee thereof, dm ing which time an illegal issue ??f bond* was made witl.ont tho coi,*<?nt of tha Common Council. Tl>< fourth and fifth reasons are both in regard to hia transactions a- Water Commissione*. The sixth reason assigned i- that he Is the prlocl r>a! associate of <>eorgo i-aw in the Williamsburg ferry monopoly: a history of his transactions in connection with it Invoke a direct blow at the rights ar,d prosperity of Williamsburg, as well a? the New Wrk portion of this district. The seventh reason is also in regard to transactions w ith the ferries. Fjghth, that be is Interested in schemes before the State liegislstnre. sad with thst, whilst pretending to be i republican he W'ted for Pamnel Sloan, in 1"Jf, for Mate Senator, a representative of a leading cause ld> opponent was ohiedioiable to tne Albany lobby. Tenth, tli .t hk nomination was I Moored by improper Influen-e; and eleventh, that il bo ia elected the rliqne, of winch be is a matter, whose rmpw^** . I"'" *" parties, will I* est* Wished In ab?o 'ite ?*?; over the fortune, of the people of Williamsburg, sod they will become " mad sills," "white slave*'' indeed. All of them* several reason* are ba ked by the proof which we have not room to insert, bat makc-a Mr. Wall a good exponent of modern republn uuiMii, according to the Albany prutensor s teaching. RIXTU CONCKBSSIONAL I'IBTHICT. This appears to be an infected district, infected by the politicians, who seem to have settled down on this district with as dire a result as the plagne of locusts that spread over Egypt, and the struggle seems to be to see which shall rule, the people ?>r ; the politicians. The district ia composed of the Eleventh, Fifteenth and Seventeenth wards, and has been represented in the ilouse of Representa tive# al Washington, for the last two term*, by the Hon. John Cochrane, who has served his constituency well and faithfully. He has been an honor not only to the people who elected him, but to the entire State; in truth, he is the only man of modern times who has been capable of represent ing this, the first commercial city of the new world in the lower house of Congress. Whilst Mr. Cooh rane has been discharging his duties in Congress, the little ward poiiticuns, jealous of his prestigo and influence, have combined to defeat his re-elec tion, and his chic! hostility comes from Tammany Hall, whose downfall on many trying occasions has been prevented hv his ready eloquence and vigor ous defence; yet Tammany, an nngrateftil repro bate, would now destroy him. Bui Mr. C. ;s tally equal to the emergency. Able, experienced arid upright, he can be relied upon to defeat the h i-ts of little politicians who are arrayed against him. He has received the nomination of the Mozart Hall, Breckinridge and Bell-Everett organizations, in fact, allot the anti republican parties hu? Tammany, lie is a bache or, about forty three, in the prime of life; was educated to tlio law, and maintains a high reputation as a forensic debater. He surrendered a lucrative practice tj take the oft; e of Surveyor of the I' ort, through appointment ot i'ranklin I'm e At the termination ot Tierce's administration w is elected to f 'ougress and re elected iu i-\>s. He is a man of fi:!l medium height, solid and well b i'lt, with brown hair and an unshaved face; liis wliis l.rrs are a mixture of brown and reddish hue", blue gray eyes, (nil face, and somewhat 01 a florid conn t< nance. His dress appears careless, yet always well arranged, and he luis a sort of uu indifferent air about him which the casual observer would fake as a perfect disinterestedness as to events about him. His democratic opponent is .J. Winthop Chanler. the Tammany nominee. He is a gentleman ?>! good family, education and abilities was intro duced into political life by Mr. Cochrane himself, and lie would be serving the interests of his |>.;rty as well a* himself by retiring, as n<> other prospect but defeat awaits him if be remains in the tield. He is a man about thirty-thiee, slim iu form, and has a slightly foreign air, of the tierman student oider, of ordinary height, refined an<! graceful ap pearance, wears glasses, and !:.?s a decided peculiarity to the sweet t'.ermnn accent, and is paying his special court to that element for political elevation. He was a mem In r of tfie htate Assembly in Is'!', representing the Seventeenth ward, and obtained a fair position iu that body; is withal a young man of considerable promise, and w is the candidate for Speaker ol the democratic party in that House. He is a graduate of Colum bia t'ollege, and sailed for Europe in 1*47 and en tered the law and philosophical department iu the University at Berlin. The republicans iu this district havo been having more than an impending crisis in their ranks al most reached a regular pitched battle. Dana, of the Trihuu' . acted a ; moderator over the factions j while they were wrangling with each other, set on I by parties who kept oat of sight. The fig'it was j supposed to have been really between twinkling i and Supervisor Little, although they were not 1 seen. Moderator l?ana. however, has lit ally brought [ the matter to a focus, and on Monday night KreJe I rick A. Conkling was nominated. Mr. is a man ' of about forty -four , and was born in Montgomery ! county, and is a retired merchant, llewasaiuem i ber of the Assembly iu lKi4. and was again elected j in the fall ot D5S over Philip W. lings. Daring that session he w ns Chairman of the Commirtee of Way* and Means. He was a member of the Ihhi l egislature of disreputable fame, and was fre. quently pitted against the combined peculating forces, lie wat rarely out of his seat, and a* all times his large, dark gray eye* cjuld beseenwatch ing the movements of the different parties. He is above the medium height, well proportioned, dark brown hair and ^mnll side whiskers, and has a rest Ichm uneasiness about him, indicating a suspi cious and jealous mind. He is a bitter and sarcastic speaker, and is noted for the cartful and precise arrangement of his words. It would be almost impossible for the best gramma rian to point out an error m his language. He is a member ot the Chamber ol Commerce, and mskea extcMive pri tensions to aristocracy. His vote was ircnrded acainst nil the peculating schemes of the last sc-sion from the first to the hist day. fclVEKTfl CONORI-iSIONAt DliTniCT. The Tanimauv fu< tion in tlna district have nomi nalrd Cdolpho Wolfe -a gentleman of the Hebrew persuasion, wha has made a fortune in the Schie dam cognac line, and now aspire* to the social .md political elevation which Ins aliundunt means will no doubt , in due course of time, bring him. He be art* all the marks of the Jewish race, and it is a matte i of surprise to those who know hiiu that tie should be the third candidate of a party in a district where its combined rote I* hardly enou/rb for sue rcw It is thoaght that he will succeed to getting the field to hlm*elf, in which event he stands a Uir chance lor elet tion. Never held any political e. Elijah N'ard ha? received the nomination of both the Mozart and lire' kinndge organisations in this district. He repreae nted this distri. t in the Thirty tilth Congress. and supported the measures of Mr. Buchanan's administration, including the KaUMts policy on the Ijcrompton constitution ; he waa beaten by <.e<Tge Hugos in and now wishes another chance at Washington. He ia about forty fire veitra of age. with an appearance that inai < atea a fondness for the delicacies of the table ; he ia large in build and is gradually increaauig in di mension* from year to year. H' n. (ieoige Brief;* ia again in the field as the nominee ot the lieu and Krerett party. H<* has been three timea ele< ted Jo Congres- the first rime in lMs. and remained there until 136.1, ami waa elected again in IK>*? and in the long contest lor ^peukei diuinc the protracted attempt to o rgani2< the laat Cougres- voted in all directiona. and finally joined the republican* on their vote for Penning ton He is a Isrpe und tail man, nearly, if not rjulte. al\ feet, and lias the reputation of b< in*, very clever, bnt not bulliant. The republican nominee of this district Is Augustus K. Dow a prominent poll tician of th?- Ueed school, und a Wall Mi ? ei broker of some note. He tiaa ne\er I ?hi any poiiti al office that we are aware of. but is the financial < andidste of the party. He was the nominee of the republicana in 1mm for tins office, and withdrew in favor of (too. Brigga, the Know Nothing candidate. tn.nrn iosok?*ion?i. dmtrkt. TTiia district, comp aed of the Twelfth, Figb teerith. Nineteenth. T wenty first and Twenty second wards, ia represented in the present <ongre-sby Horace P. Clark, and has a string of aspirant! Tor Congressional honors. Anson Derrick, the Tam | many nominee, ia the e I it or of the Suuihiy \'n *, and a mar about fifty years of age. founder of the Sunday pre** and a New K.nglander by birth, is fa i miliarly known in p?., in al cir< -lea by the n?n,. of I deathn. He it > . rite . thi? k set him pNNMMl the physical eaterior o( a Ida* kemith In good prac tlce. He talks slowly and with a pe< nliar nasal i twang, but i- possessed of a great deal of native shrewdness aa a politician: was a candidate two . years aco, and being entrernely "hard" in his po litical views was beaten by Mr. Clark who waa . nm by the repnblb an* and anti Tecompbn demo ( - rata. The i>a)jr ?ffic? tliat we are a ware < t his , having held m that of a member of the Common Council. j l?r. Robt B. Bradford, the nominee of Morart Hall, goes by the name of the hanilsonn man. H< la on< of tl.eM tyor s private peitr*. and fbrrn. r|y a police r'fC" ?n'. NOtwIthstsadteK h? his ih? ban lie of M P to Ma name, it is aald that he has a wondeiful ,'eai whenever he is io tie company of phy*i< lans leat they will commence talking upon anatomy or med nt? s'>b|e< ta which he < onb *?? -< in private that h< is not po*f<-d on. He ia, how er? r conaidered a very Inaocent , good Matured and harmless ronng tl? trsn. with a restleaa aspira te n for office, and wtlh his ambitions p?r?iitt h? m,y j,.. egpeci^d b erentually be successful. H? eas noannab J by the Mayor o an office in the (Yoton Board la.?f r nbr, which the Aldeimen re Awed lo confirm, lie was a delegate to the late Ih nocratic State Convention, and one trf the leaders in the de|?gation that help< d figure the ad !ic??ion o? that f..r which he liaa itt orred lljo hatred of Tin mant Ha l. J*n>rc ( Will.: the Itrccklnridte nominee, is w< 11 known in Niw ^ork, h ?s fbrmerly the Sh' rin of New Vork, tlie Immediate pre d? < >s<M>r of Mr Kelly, the pres?'nt inenmbent. and retlrea from that offii -e, |t is said, with a hambome fortune. He is a oni. t man. of respectable elaima, whose handsome exterior may he aeon at orie ot the fan mis portrait estah'ufcments along Bread wsy. ft i? i,i ?br?' od it is willing to torm any arratigement a Inch Ihe numerous cand'dateg

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