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rtiourpatton ol power not granted by
, vfte Constitution.
The resolution was referred to the corn
`Thittee on ways and means, and ordered
to be printed.
!The - bill to prohibit the payment of x.
`tra compensation to public officers, was
'next taken up. Mr. Adarris opposed the
ittift.'He said if extra . compensation for
• sum services were to be prohibited, then
itrwould increase the Executive pationacot
Win alarming extent, by empowering, him
tocreate a regular office for all extra ser
Holmes hoped the hill would he re
tented to a committee for investigation.
,The bill had been introduced by a single
membet, without any examination by a
core tee. Under these circumstances he
- trusted the House would not act without
At. deliberation on so important a mat
- ter. •
Mr. Cushing took the same view. The
debate was continued by Messrs. Gilmer,
Tillinghast, Ingersoll and others. The
bill*authen passed by a vote of 151 to
'ST. Arnold moved a reconsideration of
**tote, with a view, should the motion
prevail, of then m wing to amend it by ad -
ding his bill of last session for reducing the
pay of - members of Congress. As the bill
fdrdenying extra compensation to public
officers pet passed, had met with such
grtat favor, he thought nternbers could do
no less than to apply the principle of re—
. trenchrnent to their dear selves. It was
due to the character of the House to take
•-a vote by yeas and nays on the subject,'
tTher-eye of the country was upon the
BOUM and the - inconsistency of its mem
"' heroin refusing to bring themselves to the
mime scale by which they tried others,
was viewed with a keen eye. Mr. A. then
alluded to the many times his bill had been
•Vatled, v.hen at the same time members
were eager to retrench the compensation
of all other servants of the government.
The contented refusal to have a vote upon
this Lill was disg raceful The motion to
reconsider was decided in the negative,
only about half a dozen voting in its favor,
The remainder of the day was devoted
to the private calendar.
The Senate was not in session to day.
Late and Interesting from Tex 4,4.
Fighting with the Mexicans. —The
'tutu packet New York, arrived at New
Weans on the 11th inst., bringing very
late dates from Texas. We subjoin inter
estingeitracts front the New Orleans pa-
— 4 The principal news of interest is the lc
count of the proceeuinits of the army of the
other side of the Rio Grande. It appears
the troops under Gen. Somerville took pos
session of Loredo, a small town on the R.o
Grande, on the 10th of December. As the
Tezans approached the place, the few
*Rican troops stationed there, fled with--
out making the least resistance. Gen. S.
ium2edistel addressed a note to the A Icade
fornecessaries, stating that if his requisition
was complied with, the private property of
the citizens would be respected. Upon this
the supplies were promply furnished.
Notwithstanding the positive orders o
the officers, some of the Tdzan soldiers of
terwards commenced pillaging the citizens.
Gen. Somerville then drew up a paper, the
purport of which was that no one should
molest the property of the Mexicans. This
pledge was signed by between five and six
hundred—the balance, numbering some
hundred and fifty or two huneced, refused
to put their names to it, and have-returned
On the same day that Loredo was captu
red, the invading atmy pursued its route
rapidly down the Mexican side of the Rio
Granletowards Guerrero, where it was ex
pecteckhey would t. leet with some•little,re
siatance. The intention was then to march
rapidly upon Mier, Comargo and Reinosa,
endcapture them. By this time it is thought
the invaders will be sufficiently-reinforced
to make asuceessful descent upon Mental°.
rae. Cook, Howard, Hays, and other brave
officers ate with Somerville, and we shall
anxiously wait for the next news from
, Galveston, ran. 9, 1843.
The Houston b tat has just arrived with
dates to the 7th inst., which states that in
tettigence had been received at Washington
of the capture of Guerrero, by our troops.
It appears that the, town was taken by sur
prise, the Mexicans having the impression
that our army had returned to Tesa, from
Loretto. It is stated that the Rancheros on
the route have been well treated by our
soldiers, who have been in return well re.
I ain sorely disappointed in not hearing
of any energetic efforts mtkinj in the inter:
for to reinforce the invading army. I hope
the next arrival will bring better news on
A' rumor has reached here, which I can
not trace to ally autl?entic source, that the
troops under Somervell are surrounded by
1700 Mexicans on the west andi 1200 on
the east, the latter between them ami Texas.
This is highly improbably,' from all I can
P. S; A man whom Ido not know, but
who has the air of a gentleman of veracity,
tame down on the Houston •boat. He
states that he has just left Judge Sotnervell's,
(a brother of the General,) on the Brazos,
who had received a letter from the latter,
and read it to my informant. It stated that
Gen. Somerveli was surrounded, between
Guerrero and Mier, by 1600 of the enemy
—defeated them—and took ►lOO prisoners
and four pieces of artillery, and is now on
hir return to Texas.
We learn from a gentleman who lately
'rived from the Colorado, that a courier
arrived at La Grange a few days since from
the army. and brought news that our troops
marched to Camargo, capturing one . or two
villeiree en the route; but when they reach
ill Oamargn, they encountered a detachment
.f fie. Mexican allny i consisting of about
ale f ilttert s ,with foot fled piece*. They im-
Houston, Jan. 7
mediately gave battle, end of er a short but
severe engagement, completely defeated
the Mexicat►a, and took the four field piece.
Comargo iirrrendered immediately after die
eug 'gement, and the troops took poseession
of the town.
Hut little was doing in Congress of the
least importance. The bill to remove the
archives from Austin to Washington was
postponed in the House on the 26th ult. by
a vote of'l4 to 13. Many of the Western
members had returned to their seats.
Viscount de Camayel, Charge d'Affairs
from France to Texas, has arrived at the
seat of government.
Large numbers of French, Swiss and
German emigrants hare a'ready arrived in
Texas, and more are expected.
Subject to the (tech. LH of a Naliunal Convention.
DA HAY MORNING POST.
TM!. MI-LIPS 4- WM% 11. SMITH, LOITORB AND PROPRISTORS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1813
See First Page.
D. M. Brodhead.
We lesin frOm the Pennsylvanian, that
a letter from D. M. Brodhead, has been te
ceived expres.ing a willingness to return to
Pa. and to testify in the matterof the Bank
investigation, if a request be made to him
to that effect from the executive olt ho state.
If this be so, it is to be hoped that the ne
cessary step will be taken with as little de
lay as possible, as it is high time that the
mystery connected-with the whole transac.„
tion of the $99.000, &c. should be cleared
up. If Mr. Brodhead has explanations to
offer, he should make them at once, as
there is probably a greater loss of reputa
tion increased by suffering the affair to re.
main in the present position' than would
follow any developments; for suspicion now
saddles him with by far the larger share Of
censure. It is added, however, that he will
do nothing unless such a request as that a
bove alluded to be made, and, under these
circumstances, we presume that the Gov.
ernor will have little hesitation comply.
ing with the proposition, if it be a fact that
such has been thrown out by the individu.
al in question.
3 Hoax and its Consequences. —The
Baltimore Sun of the 23d states that on the
day previous some body, who perhaps did
not dream of consequences, put up in
Washington City at different places, hand—
bills, announcing the fact, that the veritable
Miller, the prophet, would hold forth at a
certain place and hour. The hour came,
and some three or four thousand persons
collected, Of course, parson Miller was
not there. A number of the crowd com
menced tearing down fences, &c., in wh . ch
they were engaged when the cars left
The Picayune records a duel in New
Orleans on the 13,h inst., in which both
parties were injured by pistol shots--one it
Is thought fatally, no names given. It
states that the patties in two other duels
have been held to bail to keep tl.e peace..
Electing Lawyers.—A Mr. Parker, a
member of the Texan Congress from Hous
ton county, introduced a bill providing that
but two lawyers shall he allowed to ptac
tice in each county, and they shall be elect
ed by the pcople
Court Martial of Mackenzie.—The
Washington Spectator says that a Gout
Martial bas been ordered for the trial of
Commander Mackenzie. Article 21 of the
`Act for the better government of the Na
vy of the United States,' approved April
22, 1500, and which, we believe, has not
been abrogated by subsequent legislation
provides that 'the crime of murder, when
committed by any officer, seamen or ma ,
rine, belonging to any public ship or ves
sel of the United States, without the ter.
ritmial juri4diction of the same, may be
punished with death, by che sen'enc of a
The Court is to consist of ten Pos . . Cip
tain., and three Lieutenants of Ma,:ken
zie's own standing as Corn nan ler. It is
probable :hat Corn. Biddle will be Presi'
dent of the Court.
Oppression makes wise men mad; but
the distemper ie still the madness of the
wise, which is beater than the sobriety of
Brown, the negro who was charged with
having been concerned in the murder of
Maj. Floyd at St. Louis, has been acquit•
A bill to abolish imprisonment for debt
has passed the House of Representatives
of the Maryland Legislature.
Elder Knapp.—This celebrated fire and
brimstone preacher, is in Washington, try
ing tu4tir up the members of Congress.
Bai4ittpt Decision.—Judge Betts,' of
New York, has decided that a man who
contracts large debts in foreign lands, and
comes to this country and obtitins resi
dence, is entitled to the benefit of the Bank.
rupt Law against the suit of the foreign
creditor. 'rills decision wilt no -doubt
shortly bring to our shores a large number
of4spectable" . immigrants.
HAVRRISIIVROH, Jan. 24, 1843.
Gentlemeiv—A bill to divide the State
into Congressional Districts was on Saturn
day reported to the House. The counties
ere arranged in the following order, viz:
Districts 1, 2 and 3—Philadelphia city
4. Bucks and Lehigh.
5. Montgomery and Delaware.
9. Dauphin, Lebanon and Schuylkill.
10. Northampton. Monroe, Wayne and
11. Luzetne, Wyoming and Columbia.
12 Bradford, Susquehanna and Tinga.
13. Lycoming, Northumberland, and Uni- '
14. Cumberland, Perry, Mifflin, and Juni-
15. York and Adams.
16. Franklin and Bedford.
Huntingdon, Centre, Clinton and
18. Wet‘tatoreland and Fayette.
19. Washtugton and Grvene.
20. Somerset, Cambria and Indiana.
22. Armstrong, Clarion, Butler and Bea-
23. Crawford, Mercer and Venango
24. Erie, Warren, Jefferaou, McKean and
This Bill, I mentioned in a former let
ter, passed in committee by a vote of 16 to
10. It was made the order of the day for
Tuesday next, when the sul jest of appor—
tioning the State will be brought fairly be
fore the Legislature.
The Governor this morning sent in a mes
sage informing the House that he had sign.
ed the Bill regulating the public printing.
This morning a petition was presented
from inhabitants of Northampton County,
chargicg Mr. Heckman, a Representative
from that county, with procuring legislation
favorable to tho Lehigh Navigation and
with having received a consideration there
for, Quite an exciting discus:ion arose
upon a motion to appoint a committee to
inqu , re into the truth of the charges con
tained in the petition. A committee was
finally appointed and power given it to
send for persons and papers.
Mersin- McKinley and Lesrure were tbis l
morning elected :irinters of the English
Journal of the House; and .J. 11. Steck prin.:
tor of the add -Hotter & Bigler prim.:
tern of the German Journal. Tu f x.
Leasing Lead alines. —lt appears from
A statement , mnl by the Superintendant
of Lead mines at Galena, that 11 ,, bad issu
ed up to the, 5W of January, 610 leases of
Mineral land, averaging about 25 acres,
and about five hands to each lease—ma
king the quantity of land leased 15,000
acres, and the number of hands employed
on them 3000. Returns has been made to
the office of 5,354,561 pounds of mineral—
on which there had been collected in cash
upwards of $1,700, and in lead 143,495
pounds—leaving a balance due on returns
tnade, which can be collected by the
Spring, of 126,617 pounds, of lead.
George B.Ogden, to e missing president
of the Canal Bank, New ()aliens, was
found drowned, in the canal at that city,
on the mo:ning of the 12th inst. There
appeared to he no wounds upon his person
sthich would lead to the belief that he had
been m'.rdered. His drowning was either
by his own will, or he was thrown from
his horse into the water. His accounts
with the bank are said to be all right.
The reported recal of Commodore
Jones from the command of the Pacific
squadron, which we published yesterday is
nut correct. It is not known yet what
course the Nlexican government may take,
or what course our oAn government wil t
pursue, in the matter.
Late from Valparaios.
Advices have been received to the 16th
'Octubr at Nti,v Orleans. The news is
important. Hercellis, a young general
who was banished some time since from
Peru, had secretly returned with about 300
men, and in a battle with General Tonic°,
wh,) had a much larger force, obtained a
.complcte victory, destroying a great num
ber of the enemy. He had possession,
now. of all the northern province in Peru.
with a large force under his command,
which is increasing daily. Peril was nev
er in so unsettled a state as it now is, and
there are no prospects of peace for some
Chili is in a prosperous condition; there
is no Republic in South America so well
governed: the people are perfectly satisfied
with the Constitution and incline to agri
Bolivia is at present quiet, though tem.
porarily. There is nothing of importance
Doing on at Valparaisa. Mt. R. Hivere
of Chili, son of General Hivere, came pas
senger in the Orpheus. Left on the coast
the whale ships California, 100 barrels of
oi4Opartan, with 1,700 brie. sperm oil;
ship 'Clematis, 2,50011 o.; Phillip, 2,500 do.;
barqua Ettneraid, with 1,500 doe; and a
timbal of others.
Tho Iftirpecsiate* -Case.
John fr,m , •, for the use of Junol Lafferty, Jsmes,
P.,01 anu A. Fergu-un,
Wm. Eicithautn, Jno D Davie, Samuel W Black
and W hi Darlington.
This interesting trial, involving a question as
to whether the coon, who have violated all their
political pledges to the people, are responsible for
the payment of their dinners, came on before His
Honor,Judge Shaler,of the District Court,on Tues
Major lions being sworn stated that on the 17th
of Nov., 1840, a large assembly was called by the
committee of whip to give a tree dinner for their
victory. They called me into my dining room
and read the proceedings of the meeting. The
President, Mr Erchbaurn, read to me the proceed
ings which reques'ed me to furnish a dinner at
Taaffe's warehouse fur 1000 . persons. lie said 1
had been selected by the Committee of Arrange
ments. On the 20th day of Nov., at 2 o'clock the
dinner was set, and eaten! There were said to
be about 4000 present! Maj Denny was Presi
dent, with 13 Vice ['residents. Mr Black was ei
ther a Vice President or a Secreturi. Maj Denny
and Mr Black addressed the meeting. The ta
bles were pretty well cleared of! My bill was
1000 c:ollare. There were provisions for 1 000
people. Did not see Mr Davis or Mr Dcrl . ngtem
there. Some time atter the dinner was over there
was an effort made to collect some money.
Cross es.—l received 103 dollars on account
orchid dinner. I tvt•l first p t.d by Mr IVylie 33
dollars previous to the dinner. Neat by Mr Dar
lington in July, 20 dol ars. On the 15th June, 1
was paid 55 dollars by Messrs Eichbaum and Da
vis. They were both present. I have called on
both frequently dor money. I made no charge u 1
this dinner on my books—l gave it on the credit
of the whig party (!!) and the committee that cm•
ploved me. These were the only persons I bad
to lonic to for pay. The committee were Darling
ton, Black, Eichbaum and Davis.
Larimer asked me (before the sinner) if I could
not dispose of the poultry and things, or use them
myself. I said I thou4l.t not. I asked him if
he would buy them; he said no. I was then cook.
ing the articles. This was on Thursday nie.t—
on Wednesday they la iort been taken to the e.tuk.—
I was not requested nara , e that veal tgl nut to get
tile dinner. I did nut ik.y that I had made great
sacrifices fur Grt J mks in a u. was ready to do
the same for Gel/ Harrison. I never sup,torted
Gan Jackson. M.ij Danny w to ft , / Ir of a lice
dinner. and I understood that you took Alr Deo
ny's views. I think you told the that Maj Denny
had said that if you would have a free dinner ht
would give 100 dollars hitnsi If. The tweeting at
which the proceedings were read to rn.: was on
the 13. h of Nov., and nut on the 17th; 1 wis mis
talt,•ii. It was to the persons who met on the 13:h
I looked Ibr toy pay. 1 know that there were
eurnmit.ees appointed to c rlittet lllnney. las
signed this cairn in the winter of 1811-2 The
itt.r sone to whom 1 a:•Ntgited it took it If/ payment
of a claim they had against ine. slr I.ritFert V w as
one or my h I P l .•
u.so . au. an I
ty's farm was levied on. I tOrttished tt
rials for th dirner. I was stn..: tor ,oine and
litby vx , u , !ri di tiX , f),T, thj lab e.. 1
nal it to Siolps NlcKthhen, but
was re as,igned. I would nearly pace paid Mr
PlaitAlfruffere: 1) my Ad v watt of Nov , 11, '4(l
llaily GazAtc of N,v,14, 140.
Doi.' Lot Cr,
Proceedingi of llectmg, Nov, 13
W m Eielih..tum,
Gazette, Nov, 17t1., 1810,
Advuedte, Nov. '43,1840,
offered and ojected to.
Win Laritn,r, sworn—l was secret ry of the
meeting attic 20th Nov. The proceedings of
the 13th of Nov. were made out by rue, a id pubs
lighed in the papera. I Vids at the dinner,—tiure
were some songs; Maj Denny clade a speec.h and
Mr Forward. The compa.;li had good appetites.
The resolution fur a frte iii., nor I , a3sed nhani
Crosi and Eichhanin were opposud
to the dinner, I heard nothing of Mr Eielibauin
reading the proceedings. No positive arrange
ment that Mr Irons was to get the ilipa cr at that
stage; ray impression wrs that after tho meeting
organized, Mr Irons was called in. I signed the
president's nama without authority—it was usual
he made no ohjictions at the time. Ho . .vas a
guin-t the dinner on acc mot of the ditliculfy of
raising money. The resolution passed unitni.
mously; they must have withdrawn their ohjuc
tions. The committee wr.v notified to attend at
Irons'. It was a slim mustering. I told .Mr I
rons to give up the dinner, that ho would never
get paid for i!. Ili:slid he would rather the din.
ner should g) on though he n.:ve • got paid for it.
lie said he had mule some preparations. No
contract was 113:1''C by the co.nrnittee with Irons
about the pay. 0 r the 13 , 11 when Irons came in
Mr Black asked h in if he could provide a dinner
for 1000 parsons. Toe question of discussion was
whether it would be a free dinner or not. Toe
committee decided that it should bs free,
was in favor uf 'every man paying for his own
I Jno Shipton, sworn —These arc ihe rrocoedings
lof the Tip. Club of the evening of the 14th Nov ,
in the Advocate 18th No7cinber. The proceed.
ings were made and sent by me to the Gazette of
fice, Davis was President rf that meeting. The It..
solutions of the meeting of the 1111 at Irons was
read; it vs objected to. Tae proceed in s were
concuri4 in. Davis did nrt express any dissent
but appeared to oppose it. When a summons was
served on me I went to Mr D ivis. We were in
dignant, but conclud d it was better to raise the
money and pay it off and save the credit of the
FP/tig parey.—Eight of those who served, Messrs
Black, Bichbaurn. D Ms and others met at Irons,
we &Treed to arranzerttcn ts, and agreed to las I
each committee so much.
Cron ex.—Davis and I were determined to re
sist the debt al first. I went to the meetinz, not
from any sense of obligation, legal or moral; I
was taxed for 100 dollars, I raised some and
paid 1011 dollars. It was a mutual taxing ofour
t-1 /fanner Dann. sworn —I was at the dinner of
the 20th / 4 .0 1 7., was one of ,the officers. I was a-
Mr. W a d ( opr rid for the defence. He
stated that they were prepared to show
that Mr. Irons ha I ainple tim ! to stop the
preparations for the dinner, after the com
mittee ut a portion of its members had dis
covered that it was impracticable to go on
with it, without much loss. Flehowever,
resolved to-goon with it. The commit
tee tried to collect money for defraying
the expeusesor4he jollification—they up
pointed..sith-44iMmittees for each 'Ward.
He uttE4- , that c lt was unjust to expect that.
fourath. committee should suffer for the
whole, - To imdemnify Mr. Irons from
any loss,:u private dinner was proposed..
When the Atijor had was asked by one of
the committee to stop preparations he said
'I don't care, I will go on with the dinner,
though I should suffer for.itmyielf,'
B. insinuated that Mr. Irons' object in go
ing ahead with the dinner, was with a
view of securing himself the office of Quer-
D„i s ter Master.
r, fio. Small sworn.-1 was a member of
, the Committee of arrangements for pr e.
paring a diuner. The first meeting I was
at was a public meeting; I think Davis was
chairman. Mr. Black got up and stated
that they ought to have a supper to give
Mr. Irons a benefit. Mr. Davis said he
thoughtit was imprudent as they had not
i yet 'heard the news from Pennsylvania.'
Mr. 13. said he didn't c ire, as they knew
that Harrison was elected. He didn't
care about... Penna. I think they agreed
on having a supper at Mr. Irons'. It was
to be paid, every man for himself. Some
time afterwards I saw my name announ
ced on the committee of arrangements,
which was to meet at Irons' on Monday
night at 7 o'clock. I went there, Mr.
Larimer was there, Russell Errett, - S P
Darlington; Major id, I don't recollect of
any others. Mr. Larimer asked Irons I
how far he had got on with the public din
tier. He stated the number of ttukies and
Itreeably eurprided tb Safi the teible so ebandently
supplied with every thing. Th•re zoos filetit's of
R. Erfeit, sworn.-1 heard Denny an
nounce the names of the officers; I saw
Black and Darlington there, I was on a
committee appointed at Irons' on the 10th
Nov.l went to the meeting; something
was said about abandoning the dinner.
Irons said he had gone to too nauch:expense
in purchasing articles, and the dinner
should be given.
JAL Snowden jr. sworn.—l was at
the dinner. There was a resolution of
thanks pissed to Maj. Irons, arid Mt. Dar—
lington favored us with a song.
Mr. McCandless read the proceedings
of the Dinner jubilee, from the Daily Ad—
voca•e of the 24th of Nsv. It was an amu
shig narrative, and kept the Court and
people in attendance in a continued rota'
Saml. Habig, sworn.—l was at the din
ner, Mr. Forward made a speech; I didn't
eat any dinner-because I couldn't get any.
1 think Messrs. Davis, Black, Eichbaurn,
and Darlington were there. I saw Mr. Da
vis there. I only went there to hear Mr
Forward. I didn't hear any song. There
was noth;tig Lut boards on the trifles when
I saw them. The dinner was over and
the speeches. had commenced.
Cross Ex.—l can't say positively that 1
saw Mr. Davis there. I think he was
walking just like myself. 1 got
nothing to eat, but I might hare gut a
Direct resumed.-1 have not a vivid re•
collection of the meetings of that cam
paign. I don't know who was there, but
you ought all to have been there, (to Mr.
Williams, and otherspresent')
James Mackerel, sworn.—l was at the
(linnet a few minotes. I think 1 saw Mr.
Eichbaum there but can't recollect the pre•
ciae place o- tire. 1 was not at the meet
ing of the 13th,
Cross Ex.—We were not satisfied with
a private dinner, and s rrit; of us went to
lions' to break up the arrangem9nts. We
talked about roast beef, &r. and then ad—
j,,urnecl, without coming to a conclusion.
.Tex. Hay, sworn.— I was at none of
the primary meetings. I collected some
of the money. I was opposed to the din
ner, and had nothing t , , do with it. 1 col
lect,d $93 irethe North Ward, and paid if
io S P Darlin , ton, Treasurer. 1 don' t '.
know whether it wa s good eating or not. l
Mr Eichbaum said at tine time that he
hought he had paid his share of the eat. 1
lenses if the campaign. I was not at the
Cross Ex —Mr. Irnns was iii The room
when I paid the money to Mr S P Dar-
Gro. sw.,rn way al a meeting
for a dm: er at Bons' !Intel. I don't re,
collect what was done except that there
was to be a diviner. I was on a committee
but never attended. There appeared to
be much enthusiasm at the meeting. I
don't know who spoke, evvry person tieem
el to have something to say. Plaintiff.'
chickens, and had bargal • • tl.buteh•
er for the meats. Mr. Latimer wished
it put off—at which Mr. Irons - got mad.
He seemed to take all the reart .... 9:gm Afigif
on himself. Maj. Iti then wanted to
make a- bargain about firing cannon. S.
P. Darlington made arrangements iiitto
him to furnish fifty dollars for powder.—
I recollect of no offer being made to Mr.
Irons to indemnify him for the expense-he
had already incurred. I. cant speak for;;
certain on this subject. The Committe e _
wished to abandon the idea of a dinner
that night. Mr. Larimer did—l dont rec
ollect what the others said. Maj. lti
fused to - fire the cannon without a guano.,
tee. from S. P. Darlington for the gay._
Mr. D. told him to call the next mornin g
and he would give it to him
Cross Ex.—l did not enterfere in t
artanoemements. There was no regain
tion giving us power to abandon the din
ner. The committee did not counterman&
the dinner as a body. The conversation.'
was between Mr. Larimer and Mr. Irons.
I was at the dinner. It was very good.
I saw none of the defendants there but
Black. I heard some songs. I don't._
know whether any of the prnsent defen•
dants is the anthor of 'O'd Tip's big Billow."
Hugh D. King, sworn—l was plesenet
at a meeting of the Committee of Arrange- ,
ment held a few days before the dinner,.
Mr. Davis presided. I offered a resolution
myself that the club should not become re
sponsible for the dinner. It was under;
stood by me that the club was not to be ,
bound for the expenses of that dinner.—
When 1 found that this was the understand
ing of the dub, I was satisfied. Mr. Da
vis concurred with me, 1 don't mind the ex
act rim.! uh the meeting. Mr. Davit A.''S'Vl!r
sed the dinner in the club.
Cross ex.—l don't know th-it Mr, Davis
opposed the dinner after I left. I was doe
on any of the committees. The club was
composed of a majority of the citizdna of
Allegheny county. It composed • the
whole Harrison party nominally! I w*),
not at the dinner.
Samuel Howard, sworn—T was not 'at.
the dinner—l knew there wait one at
Taaffe's warehouse; 1 was empinycd 'in
th e warehouse of Messra. McFadden and ,
Davis At the time of the dinner-
McFadden and Mr. Davis were a Bon a '
erable time in the warehouse togethei : C
1 think he was 24 or 3 hours in thrii
ww.ehouse with Mr. Mi;Fadden. Thy":
reason Mr. Davis was mit at fie *roe*
was that he dislppr wed of it—so he stril.
Mr. D. said at the Tip. Club that he was-
opposed to the dinner as the money wa*
Cross rx —Mr. McFadden's warehouse .
waa next door to the dinner. I dont this k
Mr. Davis could have been at the dinnix,
I did not know at what time the dinner
was held. Mr.. Davis was gone bet'. vet 1
was. It is not usual fin. Mr. Davis to tiet„,„
on a flour barrel at the door f,r 21 or 3
hours. I (lin't hear the song. 1 did not
stop there, for it wrs allvad place to get
John Jack, sw orn-1 m as at the dinner
at Ta fle's ware house. .1. did not see eiliter
Mr. Davis or Mr. Eichigium at the die r.
They both opposed it at the rot etings., I
heard Mr. Davis oppose it as Presidest:or
the Chib—he said the expenses were too
Cross ex.—l can't say Mr. Davis or Mr,
Eiehbaum were not there. I don't kiaiir
who is the author of the song of "Old Tip's
Big Broom." I don't know who sung - -the
song. I don't recol!ect of seeing Mr.,l:tya).
Testimony closed on both siu'es. •
The jury • was addressed on the part, of
the Plaintiff, by Mr. MeGantileirl. Re.
d welt upon the efforts of the deferrlants to
eseape by technical quibbles arul went on
to show that though they n.igri,t 'make,
an attempt to clear themiehres of the legal
responsibilities, they could, alit escape Kw.,
ally. We will not attempt to give even a
sketch of his tpeech. It was good deci-
dedly. Oa the subjefl. of the 'told etien,"",
'•hard"rider,"songs, and all the other in¢•e.
dients of whig entluaiaßfn, he was peculiar."
ly happy. It was just Such a case at suit.
ed the speaker—giving him an opportunity.
to display his rich humor, wi•h„which he
was not spring.:One good lick succeeded
another in quick succession,
Mr. Hampton then addressed the jury on
the part of the defence, and was fallowo
by Mr. Williams on the same side. Judge
Baird will address the jury on the part ►it
the plaintiff tlits morning.
'These evil ways crave wary walkin9C
as the drunkard said when he ventured 40"
to the slippery street.
The empire of woman is an empire oil
softness, of address, and complaceney—s
her commands are cam esses, her- rnatiMl
It is said that every virtue has its cqun-.
terpart, And so has every vice. Take cift4
they do not change places.
.1 always knew the truth wou!drevniV,
se the sheriff said, after hanging lOW
who was shown to have been itIDOCeUt.