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!i?KII[OOHOOR ?BS(KTti rmu Kifci' ni and ?ftfuw jrmoi *. *. co*>-*? ?>* wn.ro ? in? frt. T .r m.~.~ ?? 17 , Tot W?d?n**r? >?"?? ?*? MO*' Tb? Ktwi. T?e ?re?t f a<'ie in the proceeding of C gr** , m erd?y-itd*?^. wemigbtssy or ih? . c^- ~ rv> til* ?U >ct Ot Nf* 1 orK ' .1.-1 U.u inf. rm.d by th< ?' l?? ?!''??? ,|u' lA" ,,idt U<ltu4e *Mtl i. rebate. broke fo-t ? u?0 the Vau Boreal* 0, cm ?i? n Cabin*, the pe Miliar c ?u o.u of toe P??iJent, klid *" wncemed, in a tb?t asViuL-uid everybody present. Mr. Cuitw* ft 1U r.?d Ml a ?t>l? *" v*11 141 OBlu'td to nw.keu the Southern demon*) '.ad to, l>lon*w to a seme of their Uui pDiitiia itfr J tbe y bsreafvr coalesce w'th the freesoildnt a.cer U? leal of Van B.iren and Marty. The inter goylicna ot toe two Suiithi? the New *ork a'ult to>n?>t said Alabama southern Right* reprcsenU Uyo- ?eivedti give strcn^tn aud to foe speeches o! Mean*. W sud C. Tee scene, as Oesarihed nv oor ?omepondent ai:d in t ie regular report, must bav* **u ?cteli..(dy ri *'.d w il long k* rernem beted. Tbia U b .t the beginning of the e d. Fol twing npan tin speeches of Ues tt> Cutting md V.'?b-b, G v Foitt, of Missteippi, in th? evu a.,, adlrMMi a !?rgc assemblage, including Coi p rcm.n and Sectors. He explained the a .if. ? i ol to, Cabiu.t which produced tbe recent defeat of the OskiiUkti In Uau.is.ippi and ** d.moer.tic party. H? was excessively were upon Get?eral Cashing General Davi^- perfectly .cuthiu* and praised Mw?. Fillmore, Cass, Webster, Docglus, CUy and BiauiBJn. A private despatch states that "bit ??,w W.B a powerful effort, was enthusiastically aid ecoupie* an hour and a half, lie wrid be wan on b'S way to California Judge D.?ugl*a present, and blushed te bis eyes trom sheer """a'!^ number cr bW?, mort'y of an nnlnrp?r tout eb?racter. were passed iu the Uoited r' * B*?a<? je.wrdty. Among tbem wai cue extend ?>g lit; |)ie emptijti privilege to Pallforma A co n fcan:aaOoa was received from the P^tm^ter-Ucne ui reply to a rew lution of inquiry, from wuich it ?^ar#th.ttbe caiwe of th? numerous mi l fail ar<B btti?e%n tiia city and Washington is mostly ?v.rg to nither t e careic-finetn or the ladeptn be.-jte, vr both combined, of the railroad coiupamra cr tij', route. The P>?tm%8!er remrki t:iat, although paid at the rate of $37."> per mile, lh? com pu?y bttwwn lure aed Philadelphia refuses to ex Mate a coLtra.it, ai>d is therefore b joud the control ?f the D'par'uent. This will prubabiy ciise the layuig down of au *ir liue road to the national capiul M au tariy day. Petitions were receive* from Pnil aicipabi reoiouhtrating agiinst the establUhmeat a a Mint in thin city ' from New York praying for ft* separation of the general government from all eonaeetion with slavery, and remonstrating a^aiunt ?a'ing for the AtnWstad negroes. A report wa* *w?fc. and notke given that a vote would he called 9k at a? ear'y day, upon a bill appropriating five Mlitu Db of dollar- to liquid** the Frenc i epoilatiane. Judge Douglas gave notice that he would call up tbe fc'tbrafeka teir.tory bill n?xt Monday, and Mr. Bcmt;er i.onfltd the body that he ^tended to offer au tmt, dmeut to taid bill so as lo prohibr. it from ab jogftiiag tbe Missouri compromise act or 1820. While ?pon tbe subject, let us remark that Gen. Cass has gtutrd bis inttnti' n of voting for a repeal of so mnch el the Miseouri act as prevents owners from convey - feg Ib?ir alavec iutj ti e territories, upon the ground y?t it is uncan-'i'utiot al. The latt desyatcbes from Mississippi render it quiU etrtain that Hun. Albert (}. Hrowu has been elected b> tb* United States Senaie instead of Secretary IH vis. Who wa? some days ago very positive that the bouor would be conferred upon bi n The Foote or Wniou dem c ab. preferred Mr. B , aud consequertly Mr. D- i? doomtd to remain at the iiead of the War Department, however mucb he may have desired to ?ecuie a better po?t. In this election the Missiasip yUm, api car to have acted with an eye to the groate.4 *xd to the 'arRest number. Rad Mr Davis been token from the War Office, that post would have been filled with one of the numerous a?pir%nU from toe other States A^ m-tters have been arrange'.!, kiro Missb-hippians are we 1 provided for. 1 lie Sena tor elect wa- foimer y Governor of the State, and latterly, for some years, a member of tbe House of Be p recitatives. He is au ultra secossioaist and a reedy debater. A great vaiiety of business wis transacted in our State Legislature yesterday The bill for the amend nc[.t of ttie State constitution, in order to secure thuds for the completion of the canals, was pas ed by tbe Senate and ordered to a third reading in the A?embly. This measure is to be submitted to the people tor railfioati.n on the 3d of next month. The Senate adopted the resolution instructing our Ooag ressmeu to procure, if possible, a fair share of ttie public domain for educational and other par poses in this State, in ease )( the adoption of any bill (or the general or partial distribution of the pub Mc domain to assist in tbe construction of railroads, *o in other State*. In the Assembly several bills were oiderei to a third reading -among them one in illation to jun rs in this city, aud another to en large tbe jurisdiction of the Kings county Court of Btesions. We regret to notice that railroad accidents are ?fain brooming quite <-nmmon. Fuji particular* are ?fecwhere published of the calamity which happened bo the Harltm road last Monday, by the precipi'.* Hon of the locomotive and baggage car down an Mabankmeut, resulting In the a.mowt instant dea'h mt two nen. and the wounding of several others. It b oot only hoped but uxpected that onr Legislature, beiore it i* too late in the session, will go to work and pa* a bill for the better security of life and limb on the various roads within the State. A few InpioTements upea the bill taat was killed by pro an?ti: atlon at the la*t *ession, would be all that is ?actuary to be done in the caw. Early action upon the measure is important. In another column we give a syuopsi* of the An nual Report of the Superintendent of Common Sehools upon the condition, Ac., of the aohooli of >?ie State. It i* an able document, and will be high y interfiling to those who are concerned in the progress of popular education. And who ia not? Betides furnishing us with a variety of intere-ting ?Utiatics, the Superintendent suggest* and recox Biende improvement* on those matter* pertaining to his office, which he lia* deemed expedient to oommu nicate to the Legislature, aa the law required. For ? knowledge of these improvement*, we must refer the reader to onr aynopai*, whish will 1* found com ylete, with each subject classified nnder a proper healing. We leirn that the wire miapenaloa bridge acrosa Ike Licking river, between Corlngton and Newport, gave way on M?uday evening whilB a drove of cat tle were passing. Some of the animals were drowned, tnt fortunately two men who were driving them ?K?ped. The city of Detroit was illuminated last eveningin honor opening of the of the lireat w^tern IUilroad The place wa* densely thronged with person* from a diataiice. who came for the purpoee o( participating in the celebration. Brie waa again thrown into confusion ye*t<>rday by the appearance of upwards of aa hundred females armed with axes and other implement*. Tley de. gaellsfcrd two railroad bridges, maltreated a direjtor, he., and afterward* paraded the atreet* with flying colors. Read the matter in another page. The evidence in the case of Mr. and Mr*. Hays, ?baiv'd with the murder of Dr. Luteaer, was cjc ? cdtd je>terd*y s'terroon, and the j iry, a't>r a de of fire hour*, rcudwea u verdict is Uwx ? D KBfrt. 'be Coroner tbereapin llbaraUd I tb.m ewto'y. Th>- result appeared to kltl Wn Ltterel'J ?n?et|??ted. 1 v, , . i (1 , .oi b i*Motd to learn that the Wk , : Boataa yts?crda? morula,?. where uude Vi Mlevt Hie want* of iht r? n,?li'd?r or tbe pawcngets wu?? were mm*, fjct. the - imer 8*n PnncUaa. Iao' ne-K.on wi jh t, t iii b eontamiu tbia aunino?e?aeut. we p <b li.h a 1< Iter from t^e 'ate Virreoi of tie S. F ,,ln ?liieb be explains tbe nature of tbe fatal ktc1 fuesa wh'cb brote out *ho<tl> after the vea-el was dl /.ut.t ed; mo 'h* |?o eedmgs ot diff-retit raee lif? ,tat*da oi'v, tl e ceremonies at tlra^ Church in B/>oklyn, &e. We lean that the m?r hauts of this eiry bava a' rear y raised tome six thousand do' ^Urs, and t at ttev ixpect to rawe four thoa> ^ud more w 'Lout tie )? ant. difficulty for tlie pur. po-e r f puril an ng token", Ac , In cup imeiaoratioa it 1 1 ip service^ of tl e > doers of tbe t?)r< * ve?el? *hat tei'eved ti e su v vore of tbe B. f. from their perilous position. A rnee log of tbe army oilbsrs ia Was' . ngton wa- bela l.stev?nii,g to adopt Measures or aid in relief of tbe survivors of th j> H*n F.ancisc >, aud to express their sympathies wi Ah the relative* *>< those who pt-risoed in tbi set. Among other res:uers who des< (r*t notice is Capt Botberton, of ibe ship Andvw Foster, of David OadriJ 4 Co.'s Liverpool line of packet*, who, on a rt cent bo reward voja^e, sue *eded in saving tif-y flv? lues fro, -a the ship Com jueree, wtiicb, K> far, Las rt wived no appropriate n etlee. A :count* of maritime di-? /tern contioue to reach ns frowj all airectK-as. A despatch from Charley to , fta*s flat the fcteaict-b lp Black Warrior, nene 'f r Htv.na and Mobile. 1'A.s bt*u foroed to ifut into the ?or,er 'jort for repairs, having experience! very heavy leather to tiie southward of Cape UaV ttras. Three cf the ei?w of the clipper ship Ta? O'Sbanter, b"jcd iron Cabutta f.?r Bostoa, hare reacted Ohavl.ston. They stale tiat the vessel was abandoeid on the 28th ult , with ifteaufeetuf water in Int bold. We have aoae additional par tirtilare conferuing the l??es ef the ship Slafl'ord shire, including the naaes of some of the save i, I which wti- doubtless be interest ng to thase who had irWids ou board that unfortunate vessel. Tbe R-ght Rt v. Thomas Atkinson , D D , Bi9hop of N?>ith Carolina, delivered a leuture last evening iu Univn^itj Chapel, before a 'Ui^e aud fa-<l.iionaijle au eience, u^on the "Age ot Charles II." This was tie luurib in the cnur e for the nenettl of the charity fuid of the Protestant Episcopal Btneflt Society. To d?yV iinioe pages, besi lea a large quiutity of miscellaneous reading, contain tbe evidenoe in the Bedii i riot cat-e at Cincinnati, and the jnelimiuArie? uf an anticipated ri.t at New Orleans. A despatch from Ba tiincue inform us that the rumored arrival of the Nuudo caiued preparations to be made in tb.it city last evening lor a large prjoessitm. Want of room oomp?!sua to omit, in addition to many columns of other intere-tiog matter, lecture J by lltv. lleury Ward Btecher on ??Slavery," l.y Pr. btorrs on " Ruwia," aud by I)r. Solgera '>u " Europe," also intelligence from Texas and vari oua other parte cf the country. Thf Erie War. Yesterday witnessed the 'introduetiou of u new feature into the Erie war. The ladies of that highly civilized community, jealous of the glory and' renown which their husbands are winning, resolved to emulate their noble deeds, and gallantly undertook the destruction of a bridge. We have no doubtr that iu the proBC cution ot this worthy task they displayed all the graces and virtues peculiar to their sex; and that while they were abusing Mr. Walker and pelting him with rotten eggs they did not for a moment lose tight ot maiden ly reserve or matronly dignity. With whatever teeliugi>. or after whatever eacriiices, they have taken the field, we cannot wonder at the act. It is but the natural consequence of the violence and lawlessness of which Erie has been the theatre during the whole of the past month. For the petticoat riot there waa ample precedent in the insurrection beaded by Mayor King ; and in breaking down the bridges these Erie Amazons are only following the example set them MV their fathera. brothers, husbands, and the municipal authorities of the place. Tne mere introduction of a reinforcement of female rioters alters nothing in khe merits of the case; aud, despite our regard for the chivalry and valor of the ladies, we cannot think that will exercise any very formidable influence over it.* issue. The causes of the war remain what they were. Viewed in one light, it is a content between the State Legislature of Pennsylvania and the lo cal authorities of Erie. The former authorizes a railroad company to lay a track through Krie and prescribes a certain gauge. To this the Utter object, on the ground that they alone have the right of controlling and regulating thi-ir own streets and the rail roads within their borders, and that they will not tolerate a gauge of the dimensions selected by the company. The latter are accordingly arrested in the prosecution of the work, their rails are torn up, their bridges broken down ? and all this by the Mayor and the municipal authorities of Erie. This is the case viewed ou the surface. At the very outset the flaw in the pretensions of the rioters is obvious. They claim to l>e uo rioters, because, say they, they were acting under the authority and in virtue of the municipal ordinances of the towu of Erie. But the only validity possessed by these ordi nances was derived from the act of the Penn sylvania Legislature which authorized Erie to make them. Now, that same Legislature, by a subsequent aot, gives certain rights to a railroad company; can it be pretended for a moment that, wherever these two acts may clash, the one that is latest in date ought not to prevail? Ths Erie lawyers themselves can not deny so obvious a proposition. We are aware that it has been urged that the charter of the Franklin Canal Company was obtained by fraud, and that the company have availed themselves of it to carry through enterprise-" which the Legislature did not contemplate when the association was incorporated. But these are mere assertions, which have not and could not I* proved Bribery in a legislature is the easiest charge in the world to make, and. except under very peculiar circumstances can never be proved. Even if it were established in this case the charter would still possess the validity of law. We take it. moreover, that in commencing to lay the track which has created so much disturbance the railroad company were careful to confine themselves within thestriet lim its of their authority. On the face of it. therefore, the Erians are already guilty of resisting and rebelling against one of the laws of their State. Their insubordination and rebellion ? which nothing can possibly justify ? are the first facts whioh are established by an inquiry into the origin of the disturbance. Those tell so heavily against the Erians that it becomes very diffi cult to pursue the Inquiry afterwards without a certain fhadc of prejudice. Attempting the task however, we find that, nil superficial qoe?tion? of law set aside, the real i?*ue in the war lies between the local in terests of Buffalo on the one sido and those of Erie on |he other. Both those places desire that * 1 Teak In the lint of railroad connecting the coMt v ivli tie West should take place with- , In their limits : for the obvious mmoq. that i f/rti x break w. uld involve a transhipment of /oods hr d paFufnpeiv. and a certain outlay for ring tie former a d funding the latter, and would furtber ?tiumlate tbe Luke trade o' tie p?.rt wi ere it orcurrwd. Buffalo teems to have, purr-ued her object quietly, and t" have succeed ed. There in a break there, caused by the meet ing of tbe 4 f?et 8i inch aud the 4 feet 10 laeh gauge*; and it seem-> that Erie d*Wmine4 to have a break too. Hence her determination to mist the laying ot the 4 feet 10 inch gaug?, which would have given us a continuous and unbroken line from Buffalo to Cleveland, through Erie. Now, this quarrel about breaks is an easily fettled as tbe question of law if we divest ourselves of local bins and start from general principle". The interest of the whole thuuld override those of the part; and it is ob vicusly to the interest of the whole country, as well an of the travelling c immunity, that rail road lines should be as direct and as unbroken an possible. Tiiking this principle as our guide, ai d applying it to the great line of travel from New York to Cleveland, we find that from taig city to Buffalo tbe gauge adopted is the usual New York gang# of 4 feet 8J iucbes, from Buffalo to the Pennsylvania State line 4 le^t 10, from the Pennsylvania State line to Erie it haa been hitherto 6 feet, and from Erie west waid the 4 feet 10 iuch gauge agaiu prevails. N<>w, with the^e facts before us, every one can see that the change dictated* by the interest of iravellers and the community at large was the subst itn tion of tbe 4 feet 10 inch gauge for that of i i feet on the l!) miles of road between Erie and the State line. This alteration made, there would have been but one break between New York aud Cleveland. Had New York been but 19 miles, or even double that distance from Buffalo, we should have advocated th? re moval of the 4 feet 8i inch gauge on that r< ut e also, so that there should have been no break whatever on the line. But we need not point to the impossibility of making such a change on a road 450 miles long. If the Buffalonians im ported the 4 foot 10 inch gauge, and employed it on tbe western branch of the line for the actual purpose of making a break at their city, as the Criuns insinuate, then they were guilty of the meanness of postponing public and gen eral to petty and local interests. But the mischief is done, aid we cannot now repair it. Ail that we can now do is to prevent a similar instance of uarrow mindedncss on the part of an other city interfering with the rapidity and cheapness of our travel to the West. Thin, we cauuot help saying, is the undisguised aim of the Erians. They cannot help the break at Buffalo, or hinder a transhipment of freight and passengers at that place. The delay. inconvenience and expense, which a fresh break at Erie would occasion, would by no means lessen the delay, inconvenience aud expense, now caused by the break at Buffalo. On the contrary, a second transhipment at bo short a distance would seriously injure that route to the West. Nothing earthly would be gained by it. The net result of its establishment would be annoyance and cost to the community at large, and a petty gain to a few speculators at Erie. We are, therefore, impelled to the conclusion that the Erians are as wrong in principle as they are manifestly culpable in their practice. Both it ason and law are against them. We shall be better able to viudicate the former when we see the action taken by the Legislature at Harris burg. The latter must at all haaards be vindi cated at once. The very fact of the arrest of a United States Marshal will do incalculable injury if it be not promptly avenged. We can neither understand nor excuse any furthor delay on tbe part of Congress. ^.PPEAXS TO HUMANITY, CnARITV. AND IiEMK vjlence. ? Within the last few months an unu sually large number ot public and private sppetfs bare been made to us on behalf of dis t O wi person? of one kind or another. We ha#i- had appeals for shipwrecked mariners, houseless unfortunates, victims of public calam ity and private misfortune : some in the unob trusive garb of an humble letter or a verbal' tale of sorrow, others in the more ostentatious shape of a printed circular. The following is a sample of the latter : ? CIBOCLAB. Minute* of an adjourned meetiag of citizens and friends of Wright, Lanier* .V Johnson, (of the lite firm of Wright, Laniers & Co.,) sufferer* by the burn inn of La Karge Hotel, uitt purjuaut to adjoarameat at the Metropolitan Hjtel, Wejne.-day evening, Jan. 12 1654. Bimlon Lei. and, Ee<]., chairman ot the former meeting, called tin steeling to order, and stateu that businert engagement* would prevent him from occu pying the cliair at the meeting. Wberenpon he nominated Capt. Thomas T. Fer ris, of the New York City Guard, to the chair, who wan elected. l>r. yuin. Secretary of the former meeting, be in? absent, the meetiug unheeded to ?a election oi' Secretary, when W H. Draper was nominate! and elected. Phebton H. IIodoes, chairman of th? committee of Ave appointed at the last meeting, praiented the following report:? That the families of the above-named sufferers needed assistance, and recommended the appoint or nt of a committee of fifty person* to solicit aid in their behalf. The hotel keepers will take tip a subscription among themselves. On motion the report was adopted, and the com mittee discharged. The Sicrbt ary then re*d a letter fron John Hig gles A Co., No. 45 Broad street, enclosing a cheek For $26, in aid of Wright, Laniers A Johnson. On motion, it was voted ibat a oonmittee of fifty persons he apjieinted to solicit subscription in aid of Charles Wright. Sterling l^anier, Sidney C Lanier and Peter J. Jolmson, of the late firm of Wright, Laniers A Co , in the erection or a new hotel, and to rtl'eve the present necessities of their familial. The foMowing gentlemen were then appointed that committee S.u kib 1. l*?a Ma'rrpn'ltan Hals; Cnrtt* Judion . Ju<!*on'a Hotel W H Borr"o*h? IrTinf H uis. Prrrlori H H tig** UeMton Hoax* R B 0 l?mao A?tor 1cna* John B Hi i. not N?w York Hotel. Jul b T Trra'lwrll. ?? Nlsholai Hotel J Howall Raiatnw Hotel Alh-tt Drgr>ot Pwsoott Hoa** Alhwit CUrk Hows'd Hotel Udror C Patnam CUronduo HouL rt Waiormio, Jr A?tor l'lae* Hotel Jnra* Bartte'.t Wi*bin(ton HiUl William Mulrhead M-<rjia?'?' Hjtel J. hr A Datis Uirard Hoaa* A dorman Nathan C Ely.. J>t>n C. Wh?eUr I'alon fla-a HdteL (teo H?rri*na N >rth*TO H >1*1, Hon A C Kirgnlaod 114 Fifth ?T*na* Hon M< H tiitantU.. . . ?8 Soqih atr**t H 'Ti J Prweott Hall 'H H.o<i ttrsat l'Lillp Butows, Lmj 4t Wall (trtat. Prior (JwiMr S I-oilaftoo irtou William Nlolo Jocoph R Taylor (Joorgo M Whoaton Brooklyn rilat ft la* ? C? Judio" T. Htefg 1*6 Washington street (teo. B Bo l?r J .oraal of Conuaeroe. Jam** W. Blatehford M Wall stroot Oaite* I,. Frcat 144 faail *tr?ot ?dwarf BUI '.20 South it Nt I*aa? M Payfe CRT Broadway Philip Pntebard 41 Boarsr iitraet. Wil'Um Hogotnan 10 A?'or pies*. Hoary J. R?j mond N?w York Dally Haas Horaao tireoloy New York Tribune JamM Got d?n Bonnott .... New York Horak) John McLood Maiphy ?Maai'< J.iarnal. Jobs T M< flat f 79 Broadway. Jo??th K?ir S& Cfeaaborii utrset A R Arnonx.Jr, 304 Broadway. William T Boor ......... 474 tlr*' owloh ftrsei .t?a?ph A Wl?b*l 49 John r'rort, K'han Atlon Herald nffioo Uh??t*r Ihifgn A**l B-nasway. J?n.a? I'aikoi > 8 Spring nirset. J. nor A Clark o 1 B ??-*k,r aad Broadway. WlU'*'" 0 Untro 4S? Kf CnrFTiK pHinos raovod that J. CampbtD, Jr., Esq., Cashier of the rati tic Baak, aid 0, B. Lm*r, E /q , rrn-ldent of Hm- Bifk of tbe Republic, a >d *h" 1 /resident ?id Kewetftry o' tfje meeting, be added *o itiU * nmiitee. Carrit-d nri?riiw-ia?'y. W. T. H? ?r moved tint. W K. Burton, fl*'| , E. A. Martlih'l, E?q , James Wal'ark, B-q , ?no 4. U Pnrdt , E*q , be addal to Unit coaiuntue Carried UIlBUIBiOBaly Wh i.ia* NllLO moved that Phirieas T. Bamum be added in ib?t committee. Carried. nmtn iu ??tly. Cuh -T?h Dk GU'. fc-q , th?u add e?ei tlie meet i' g He Hid hft I'l iUrfl.i the meeting iatuiie?te?i bio B.iieb apainv. He the putcltoal 'e m. of relieving il.e huQtreja ? *? to ftouie tor**rd taera Mi ve? ?' d put down taa tftfU l? lb? amoum of ttioir mtnpfttby. He said no o?? In* ho well boir to ?vDipftit li-e ft* tha-e who b?d been utiforv-inate. ' Jostrn A Wkbkl E*q , roee to ibtorai iti* Meet ing ilia' Mr. Ls Karge had stated that if the friend-i ol Wiif.Lt, Lamer* A Co. would r\i?e if 160 000 to ward* re electing the hotel, he w?uld give a 'eaaftfor t ?ei *? -ci e >e?r*<, ?t au hi.dii?1 ground r?nt of seven per rent on ite vaJuition, with ft renewal of twenty oiic ye?i? mote at i-tv?u per ceut t u Uie valuation ftt the txpiration of that time, and the name at the ex piiuiimi ol twruty one year* more. The tnateritls i i n on the gr lUud* to be tireu for what a b ulder nil k?y tmy aie ?i r h I'ho iir-t year's ien'. aud tbe ??oierul* to be paid in six or ten ye^rs, with in terest lit >eveu i?er rent Mr. Lt Karg?* will aHv*ti-e 33^ percent ot the entire cost, ?r all above $150,000, anu take a first in >i Igage for tbe sane. Ciu-TkC Ditiuo-i, E?|., hftd beard of a proposition to Hum a ?u>. k company, to take stock enough to ?ecwe ibe erection or a hotel He thought weU of itii*. Ti e plan he utd> rstood to be M raise J1">0 000, w.t to be giv?n a* a pieaent, but a1* a loan to ihe*e par'ies, seiuied by mortgage on the bui'diug ; the amrant f ti e subscription payable at the expiration ol Ove yearn, with mteiest. fJe theu offered to give $1 000 toft a ds le-trccting tt?? hotel, payable at the tip raiion of five yiars. without interact, and if this pioto-t failed hg wi.uld give $ 100 to the RnffViers. William Niblo, li-q. proposed to gire the aauae. 1 : e tolluftiug febtMSm otl'e ed the following ?nmi upon the rame teima with Mr. Kio.o and Mr. DrigKH:? K?i" r O r. (ho;' '*r ) 8<1 W^et Twnutj-reTfiith st.t'JC 000 Mtrlet 667 Mr *i!w?v 500 J U lit lli" n. lairu minora 85 Leiaanl n treat 1.(00 tnlbOLV A d ux Jr. Br>i'tw?y 400 Will *ai .1 Howell, lU'Dbow H ue' 6M J m?H W' u?:t p'ui. b?r. 16'i W'?t neaun'1 ktr*e>. <'ff> ?d to rrc ipt bin bill i f 91 300, and lo?n tl em 1,00# Mam- k .-';h nr. 1 f-3 IVarl I'.'eet 600 F. W H :'oblCH. 476 Hr kriiriy 1,040 Wl 1 ?u. liutcuina. 4'6 U.uadwky 1*00 JaEAi- A I laik. eorn-r BrnK'iwhy aud BWcker... 600 Until* ii Alln. pftlotem, 44 Ami y atrret nlf?red V ri?e la w< rk S.fOO N?? Yo k City Guard, par Oaptaia r T ?? rrl? ... 1,000 Cuib-rt k H?tiix g attir bu I er? offcreu to give to wi rk 1.000 Jo epb Wieb*l, Hon 1,0W Tr.'?l . $88 630 On motion, by Jobepb K*hb. It wm voted that this committee Have power to till vacancies if any occur. W. J. Bkkh, Esq , rose to sV*te that he knew of mecbaLics, ?nfler?re by this fire, who would cheer fully aid tbie enterprise. CniSTiK DaiGns, Eeq , moved that when this wet ting adjourn it aojourn to meet on f aurud*y evening, lfm inat. . at the Metropolitan Hotel, ear ned i naniibcnsiy. On motion, oy W. T. BEBtt.Ksq., it was voted that tbe proper hcaaings t > tfie sub>cription papers and circiiUrs eigned by toe committee be printed and sent to each memr erof the committee, with a re quest that they will each endeavor to induce citizens to Huhrcribe i?umB to the amount of loan required, ?nd one paper for subscriptions to relieve the neces sities c f the individuul members of the firm. Ihe Chairman ansotuioed that tae committee could meet nightly at the Armory of the City Guard, No. 63 !i Broadway. On motion, it was voted that tbe thanks of tkis meeting be, and are hereby, tendered to the reporters pre ent. Ou motion, tbe meeting adjourned. T. T Fkurib, Chairman, 2H Lafayette plaoe. W. H. Pkapcb. Secretary. We have not the smallest doubt that this is a legitimate caee for the exercise of charity, and thall endeavor to respond to the call made upon un in this and all aimilar cases to the best of our ability. But tales of private distress, eudured in secret and in obscurity, occasionally reach our ear. which are far more touching and piteous than the pecuniary misfortunes of men in the full enjoyment of health, strength, and hope. To relieve such misfortune as that de picted in the following letter would be a pleas ing and a grateful ta-k to many persons of wealth and benevolence. We receive such al most daily, and not a tithe ol the number ever conies to the knowledge of the public. Though <jpr correspondent marked her letter "private,"' we violate the injunction thereby imposed upon us, in the persuasion that, however shocked she may be at first hy the publicity given to her distress, this iB the shortest way of attai. - ing the practical result she seeks: ? Hhooklyn, Jan 13, is, 14. Mr. J. G Bkhxbtt: ? 8m ? Allow Be to claim a moment of your valu able time, and please pardon '.he intrusion. I am a young widow lady ot high respectability , but in re duced orcuinstaru es, having lust all 1 owned by a tailuie of my buhiLesa within the last three mouths, atd compelled by im|*r?tive duty towards those de pending upon nie to make au effort once more fur tueir tupport. I Lave two little dulling girls and au aged mother, and my only lesourje now wdl be t > establish a sort of an agency or an office to copy aud compose letters upon business, Ac. Having been a constant reader of your widely cir culated paper ever since a child, your name is so familiarised to my ear, to solicit a favor does not seem 1 ke asking a stranger. Mv means are so ex tremely limited just at present, I tlnd it quite impos sible to adve?ti*e: aid feeling assured of your geuer oua ftelingt towaids those in need of assistance, I ha*e presumed to address you lor the purpose < f en listing yonr sympathy in this new enterprise True, it may seem trifling to you, but small as the favor is, to a lone acpendiug fruiule it may uruve of as (TMI an importance to her as jour noiife generosity t> wards rebuilding La.Parge Hotel will he to those who 1 ?t so much. And believe me, ?ir, yon will never regret be frit-ndirg the fatherless aua widow: and if 1 am sue ces?lul, -hould atitibute it all toyour kindness, as it Li only tt roagh the mcdi'.::i ot the press one can gain the attention of the public mind; and how cheer fully would 1 pay my bill for advertising. Will you then have the kindness to take my word for payment, and allow me to occupy a small space in the columns of roor paper, if only for one month, i have mads arrangements to rent a furnished room in Spring street, and my means will hot allow anything more just at present 1 can furnish voi with the highest testimonials for respectability, Ac. My father was an old resi dent of this city ? one of the Aldermen, and a hard ware merchant? bat since his death we hive been wronged cut of onr property and become poor. Von will perceive at once how painful my position 1s, not being taught a tiade hor expecting such reverses. And this t plan is my only resource left; therefore, I await} onr kind consideration with much anxiety; and if the result is favorable, please address me a line in care of my counsellor and attjrney (Mr. Adams.) Adams A Luckey, office 75 Nassau stree;. who will at onse forward to me. Pray p-jdon mv seeming boldness but my apo logy must be that I am a mother and daughter, con U-i ding with trials and difficulties for those 1 love. The world is cold and saltish, yet there are some warn hearts in it to cneer aud oouifori t be unfortu nate. At least so the Hckalb speaks to day. Our correspondent's appeal will now reach the ear of the benevolent, and those who choose to five will have a chance. So far as we are concerned, she may send her advertisement to this office and we will see what can be done with it. Sach cases as hers are common enough, but seldom reach the public ear. If they did, less money would be given away in large sum.-* to individuals who. though doubtless distressed, have still their own energies and strength to help them to rise, as all must do, and more would flow into the chamber of the widow and the garret of the helpless orphan. Patent Extensions? A W itnxsh on to* Stand.? We refer our reader* to the letter of Mr. Boraoe H. Day, published elsewhere in this paper, on the subject of patent extensions. Mr. Day has bad the benefit of considerable expe rience in this business of patents connected with manufactures of India rubber. So far from stretching the matter, we are quite dis posed to believe that we are just gett ng into the merits of this business. Read the letter. To all lobby agents in the patent business it will be particularly rich and refreshing PaBsmwr's Rtc?rnov ? The Washington U h on Of til? H'b 1B?1 ???>:? Tu? rtf .Ilfnl ?. I j'?? I r?wp lion r s ??it frWIsy imiti, from 8 to 10 unlock mi ?lM> OB s??b ? Ittw* '.n>( K l '?j tx.TiMi, ' "a 'be >wut boars, till farthsr aaaoanMatat. Tub Lowin CUuiornu axd Sovoiu Fn.i Bt *terb.? Some of our ootvmporarieB are umking qui e * files over the filibustering in vasion of Lower California by the r*doubtabn> Captain Walker ami appear to be very much concerned lett the California peninsula and the department of Sonora should fall iuto liis hands leyoud the power of reclamation by Santa Anna. We. however, entertain uo such appre hensions. Thetruthie the spirit of fllibusterisra baa decayed very much, under a iort of dry rot, since the election of General Pierce and the distri bution of the fpoils Perhaps never in the history of the country ? uot even in the Texas times ? was there t-ucb a spirit of revolutionary projects and propagandism as during the eighteen months preceding tf!e last Presidential election. This revolutionary ftireur is periodical; and ac companies every Presidential campaign when "manifest destiuy"' becomes indispensable for "the whole world and the rest of mankiud." This was particularly the cage in 1852. The acquisition of Cuba Mexico, and the con tiguous islands and territories, was held to be a llxcd fact, the fulfillment of which could hard ly be delayed another year. But the fever has died out. The heirs and assigns of Lopez and Caravajal have become circumspcct. Captain Walker (who at the last accounts, was a run ner.) and his California liberators appear to be the last of the dibrit of the late widespread Older of the Lol? Star and the Ousel Owls. Red hot patriotism of the filibustering school flourishes best In the grand battle for the spoils. When the spoils are disbursed it cool? down. The only danger to be feared concern ing Captain Walker is that the Mexicaas may shoot him without benefit of clergy. Filibus busterism is practically defunct. It don't puy. City Intelligence. IjhiUB' Fvtital - Sim* of th- ladies who arrange- t'if gT?at private charity oocevr-. given at Niblo's l?."' wtrtei have app luted a "Hos'.a' ?ir r'.iiumi nt,'' marital nod literary, in wbiah acme of the mo-it dWitgui-he' anls?B will astist, for the purpose of providing fur an uaf.irtU nate fanrly, redu -ed from a hU b social standing to d? tlta'ion and nufleriDg Ths affair wat to come off on Sa turday nerlrg, lt h laat. in la* front room of Stuyre saait'ortltutt; bat the po.tpccemer.tof auoiher concert, in wtieb ilrp Bostwlck in to sing. has ciuaeH the po?t pr aen ent of this to the 28th. Those who have not pur chaaed ticket* will do well to apply to 'lis ladles without delay, a* the number ia of neeetuliy vary limited, an 1 tu? pr< a>an n.e most attractive. Avm'ai Warrr <: or thk Eximpt Fimxit.t- -Tbe excnrf fiienenbeld tcelr auuutl meet.ng for the election of oflim* for tba CBruug ja*r, at Fireman'* Hall, l*.t nlgbt. Tbe r?sult w> s a* followt: ? PrttrdetU? Philip M Engx Vut PraxdetiU- Z >|>her Mill ? and Jamas Y Watklni. heat ding Secretary- George W Wheeler. f\i<aticc .SVct'Jai y - Frn>oi? ll-gedoin. T rawTrr? J. ?erh H Prioe. Extcutnv OnimiUff? S K Titus, Nathaniel F.ach, \<lol Sbus *>ck*'beu-eo, cUepbea d Feaa a John J. T.ul.le, o?e? O. Allen, Devil Iogau, Al'red Aahfiell Mfyatet to tte Fir t Otpartment ? Uiiah Winnam, John Ww dea There wm a l*'ge attendance of eiempt fir erne a pre ?eat. After the eleotloa the mtetiag adjourned. Aancai Eucikmi or ths Msrcantii.i Ijbrart Anoounox ?The budq>1 eleotioa of this institution was held yester day, with the foliow.ag result:? Uppvtition Kyulir Oflcert. Majority Cjfkert. Majority f'rt$ident. Joseph Bjaek 871 It F Appletm 28K Viet I'rtndent. D. Reynolds Budd MS Oorrnjmndiru Sttrda-y D . Lefflagwell.., 177 H L. Piereoa, Jua S76 Stem ding Stcrtlary. Beerge W. Wood Ml Tremwrer, Wm H Taylor 639 Dirtdort. Wm. M Walton 270 Geo. M fimouson. . . . 639 Hrnry A. Thi'tras 272 Frank. W. Ballard, .. . 290 James K Kospp Mt Cbarlea D. Siurgee. . . . 283 Wm. A Geltally 271 Char ?i> Sber.y, Jan.. 236 Floy d Clarkst a 2&J Joseph C M -ruin 644 JjhnOrerar 2Wu Josepb M Price 282 By this remit it will be teen cbat the entire regular ti ket was el?c c\ w.tu :b eiovjti ni if Doagla* LefHog well, the oppoeiti- r candidate for Gorresp^a. lng &>i e tary. His eleouon cave a'cu ml en'ire aaliifaetiuii to orporiion. Thin is #<>naidei-eu one of the mort imp^rtaat i Hires la the h ard . Mr Lt-flii gwell'a eleotion wat re (aided as a grtat triumph. Hug tte re.ult wan ?o n' unrtd he wax Toclh ? unly cheered, and tne cro -r around the IJbraty thea dlepenec with the grea e?t go id feeling. Jaan* Gordon Bwvvrr KB):? 1'iaa MR? 1 obaeree mt une aoperded to a elroular in y>or piper yeatarday in inini bea oo ' an appeal to the arm be is of ths Mnreautlle I.lirarf Aasnelatloa." 1 beg to say it was eithiat my kai* ledge or consent Yours, to JAMES D. SMITH. A Kamm Cowcirt ht Mit> Boerwicm ?On Saturday erea lnc neit a saered and secular concert will be glrea at Nihlo'e etloi n by Mrs. Emaia Uill.Dgham Bostwiek. for tte benefit of9t John the FfsBjeliat's Protestant Ep aw pal Free Church. Heeersl emioen*. performers will assist Mrs Bos'wlok upon th J oeeu.|oa. among wbocs wi.l be MaSarae ds Yill.rs, Htgaor Oorradi, and Mr. H. C Tlmm. Iha leiectloas for the oeoaalon are of the highest order, and bo doubt the eatertalnmeat will be oaeof great interest. Ba>M it is Am of the J?wn' Homttal. ? Tbs soelsty for the erac loa of a lees' Uoapital in this city wi.l celebrate the laying of the corner stone of their edifice by a ban quet, atMblo'a aaioon on Thursday evening, 'it th last. The rbjee s to be attaiaed bv the iaatiiation are pralie worthy, and when we say that It is for the purpose of '- rendeiiug rurgiral and medical aid. cjmfort aad protec tion in Mekneaa, to worth; and needy Iaraelites, " It will ) ted no farther argument in its aror. The faads raised by the dinner aad ball aboee n-sn lined are to be de voted to the eoo pietion of the buildiag, aut it is de signed that the msiitution should be ready as soea as possible Firs. ? A flr* r<vu-red about 1 o'clock yesterday morn ing la the grocery store <>f Mrs. Oafrey, 124 Houat in atreet, diirctly cppislte the station hou>e. It was first discovered In the front part of tee store, apparency oa oaeof the ml 'die shelvec. I: was sitiagoisbed by the firemen ai d rfflcets The entire lose by lire aal water was about MOO, which was oovered by lasa.-aaoe. Coroner1* InqmiU, Fatal Auipcit- C>ron-r Wuu?lm yesterday h?ld an tiqmt it the New Tort Hoepl?*l a pin th* bodv of Wil Ham B 8im?.ons, ?bo died at No. M Cannin atreet. On the 11th init. deceased fell firm a spile driver at pier No. 1 North river. where he m a* work, and inntnoad l?jorl?? uf whioh he died. The jury returned a verdict of ?? Aeoidentel death." AHUTHtK Fatal Fall ? C ^roner O' P >on*ll ? eaterday held an inqueet on boar* the (hip America, laying at pier S i. I North river, on the body of an neknown sailor, who di? d from icjuriee he had received bv a fail from the top gallant jard of the ehi? Amarlea, after ihe bad been at ?ea tan day*. The Amaiioa tai.ed for Liverpool on tee let mlt After b la fail be we&Whed up ineenilble, and never recovered hi* ennsciowdfts. The jary returned a reidietof " Aoeidental death * Pt tTontD SonjcsDa ? Coroner O'Donneti yesterday held an iaqneet at ihe Bellevue Hospital upon the b >dr of Hatha* Dotle It 1* aapp'seJ bl* deatn wss oauaed by vi< lenee Tner* <a< no nae present to jit* a<r tcti mony a* to how the lpjcrte* bad been inflicted npon tie ?eased. Hli jaw waa broken. Dr Seers, of the hoepl tal. <!*poe*d to thi* fact, and alio raid that he was of opinion that d? ease. wa< of intemperate habit', and bat for which be might hare recovered nod that In his opi aientbe death we* the reenlt of ('?Uriam Uero-n*, super in laced by a fi aetata if the jaw. T be verdi *t waain accordance with the above faeta. Aoapwr on Boabd tu? giuMn Par** ? Henry Hug bee, one of the person* wbo wee Maided on the 80th nit by the bnratiaf ont of the water bottom of tbe boiler of tbe eteamei l'e rel, ye>t*r 'ay at the Srw York Ho plial Oor^oer * II* elm he|1 an lnqn??t up-n tbe body, wKen tbe jory returned ? verdict of d*ath fy.>m scald* aaei dentally raoelved. He wu an Irishman, thirty nine years of age. Brooklyn City Intelligence. Fraa-Abuut ml* o'clock laat evening a Are broke ont In a (table owned by I'anl.l Mule, situated InWil lough by strict. near Kaymond It was bnmed to the gnnnri, together with the erntent* consisting of a large foantlty of hay. which ha I been stored during tbe day. he flame* Q<p?edtly <x mmunleated with tbe adjoining three story frame boose owned by WIIHass Harrison, and occupied by Mwsre. Thompson, Daaaey aad Miners It was oonaiderab'y damaged, hat throogh '.he exertions of th ? firemen was saved fre'a total de?trnetlon The In snranoeos the house waa $1,000, In th* Brooklyn Insnr ance Company, which oovere the loea. Tbe taaiagt la th* stabl* aaaoant* to a boat $800 ? not iasared. Jtrtty City Venn. Orwm InctaitATioa v. nrwu ?A projict I* la exUteaoe to til ne that pertlon of the hay Ivlng be'wen Jersey City and Kavsr Point, or Commualpaw, by extending a hoik head from the Jereev City water front to toat point. Owoots of oystar beds and other* interacted la opposition to tbe pn ject will hoW an Indignation meeting at th* ?choolhou* la Brgen this *v*nlng. Covart Oalsadar-Thli Day. DnB Btxna Danuot Uoorr? No* M, 11 31, $4, 9$, $$. 87. 40. 41, 4 i, 47, 11. St**mb Uocwt? Circuit ?No* 1$7, U, 34$, $, $7, 0$, TO to 7*. S nm Oorw- Rpeeial Term ?No*. 13$ to 132, 1*4, 1, 16, *8 1S$, 76. 13. 78 umnon n*A*.? fart first- No*. 1$$, 3M, 1$$. 1$4. ?$?, I 10, $1. ?$, SO. 41 in 4', 103, ill, fart ?e?ood ?No*. ?0, 17. 10, *8 1$ #7, $8, 1$$, 0$ to $0,0$, TO, T$, $7, 00, 01 94 90, I I ?*>-nm?ia Ow*t ? Two branch**? No* 1$L 100, tU, 66 73,74 01 341 343 $7, lf?, 94, $4 104, 1$0. 17$ >3$, $1, 187, *60, 261, 262, 2$$, 2$$, 2$i, W$, $$?. Ml to 27*. FKANKLIN'S birthday. rclcbiailon of the 14SIK innlrtmryat tbe Until of Krtukilii U> the New Turk fjpt* grn].I:!r?l Mine y -Hall altd Sapp.r?? Ulu Uljr Acfinb y itooui*-- fcpceclies Of U. JEU Cliaplu dittl uilicii, Tu? Nrw V ?* Ijptj raphl: ?1 Bosiety, James KuiM Prwil.Vot, re e ire ?d tho an* bunJre' aod tortp eight!? ? lk v*r*?ry o' tb* b rth of Betjimin Franklin last *TM "fib; tu;] ?c.(! mpperat tb# Liity A**oo*bly ftowou. 'be Mj-piu, ft, <j* rmnltiig frou tbia baaqast art to k* d*vo??d to II . fnutnra' Free L b^ary. Tka anufiBNtl for tb* bkuquat Ii>n uu'Ter the charge of Jama* Narios, cfcalnran and twenty other gentlemeo, Mri w?N wail/ carntd oat The Ahm r aibly Hi >om were thrown opea at akaat Bios o'rtork, and ? sav com nan y of ladlaa and genUmea wart soon ei gagfd id i ? ? In* tb?ir demiiri t > Tarpaiokere. Dod* worth1* fl.it Qiadrilie Bind gave the aaaata ta capital ?trie A1" u* threo bat d'fd person* wa?e preeeat. fbe fraal of the i robe*'ra we* dtooretel with tha baaaar of Mm society, beeriu? to its froet the portrait of Franklte, ?? 1 on tb* lenrac *h? > >m? cf 'he aost-ty and tka data of ltd organisation, 1 SCO Tbe aupper took pheett tea o'cl ck. Mr. Jhmi Bar per, of the bou*? of Harper ft B -other*, presided, aad^. ad by Dam*l I. Vnrtbup, Presid*mt of tha loolety, aad HfUru Vioti i residt-a ? ???Itcted from all breach** of tha printing aid publishing butinew, including M? oral edi tor* Over the invited g***ta' tabl* wn p'ated tka Aiasrieaa flag About thre* oundr-d la He* and gtatlesssa aat down to tha well *npnil<-<1 tabl**. No wiite was famished, but' sevhral n yatereua "p<>p?" vara occasionally hoard, and we have no doubt that a person named "Heidslck" ml In tht vi mity and c? i ?t th? * c.e'o >n*tratieas. The av.pper room pr>i>*a;ed a brll iant seup 4' mil. Tk? WIm were cuarmi g the gentlemen galla*t, and tha tapper nor* th?? re-p etabl* A " ooaaatiua of lovllities" u,i?a the eatable* k bring taken place, the oimpaoy laid do en their wuapoat, wkac Mr Norrtmrr ?*ld:- Qeat'emea, I will iatrodaaato rear notice Mr Jane* Harper, Preaideat a t tka evening, (Great applaai*) Mr. Haktsb Mid:? I thank you for tha koaar you hava dooe no It ?*lacttrig m? ai your p^aidlng oBcer. I hart* ?Led the efcair f r -h? paat five year*. A* tk* hoar 14 late I tliall not d-'aioyou but prt -eed to the basineee ol the e'-nirf Tb? ftr?t r*gu'ar toait 1*? Tfce mrmory *t B' Dj?mla Franklin. Made ? Dfarg*. Tbe rrao'-d rrffular toaat Ibr rrMU?ut of t'i* L'mwJ Stat**, Maale? " Hafl C> luCi'l* !*' Toe third r?(ul?r toait:? lh? Pr> ?* Mr. HiHiM Fillkk *al ?1 shall detain yoa bat a aia mn.t leuifiU tLat >oa bare mored thi-iientUaaat ap in It* proper pi cr (epe'aui-e ) T e *p*aker thought 1 h?i alrL"Nt ii y other p r* io lhan a atsaiber of tha pre- ? abonki bf rails \ upi.n to respond to thia to*?t Tha' n erct'aut wb.> in *? . hi . lortuu* by it? the haro eho at titifd ht? reputation b 1' ? the poet who k*d kaeoaM ki own by It? > oe < f me - ihouli *p?ak apoa thl* sub ject Ue had no ? it hi ion t?. te roarl'arad a upeash* mktt-r. lu refeitnoe to th? lif? of Fraoklia he aald that, tboogb nearly a i.uu<Jr?<l ami ttf ty yaara bal passtu away H<nce I in butt In ?tar only ahooe ike krigktar foe th?. i* pi* < f Umev He Ailed all * atton* la tke profaaaloa ? i ppin.tice, o iiap'i .toi. prckamto wa* *41: or aod pub^i lli-boi ? hia nau!v wul lire ao long as time i.stflf. Tbe fiurtl r?g'>Ur toa?t,? a mrrican Literature. ib? IV t. D H ' lUFiN rerpon^ed a* folliw*:? It la, I asppoen, air, ?> ??i ? k-i eral cuatom, that arary bum after aimer mnat rare a Uige degree of impu'enee. and la ex pe*t*d and all'.we- Ui i-peak not knowinfjwhat ka 1* talk lug about, aid the audience rot earing. (lai|htu ail afiplai-e ) 1 tiu-t b ?? rar, tba' 1 do nat occupy that p. a i loo at pr?>?Qt Tbera were a great many others wbo otiKbt to hart- bueu aall-d upoa to respond to this tna*\ aud there were nun who had contributed by their eforis to pr mote Anerloan literature Aaserleaa litara tU'eiraraat amy, rubBlog from the near* boys' and np to tnr e. itor aa<i merchant E?eh of thirst who bar* aontdbuted te th* aarauorment of Annerlean literature, can folot wlib trlompi to tbose laurels wkich their genlua bare protiusrd. Tco*e art tha met who ought te h.ve bn-ii f<W,.t?ij to rea^oad to th? aeatlmeat. Aioerl o*n li eraturr l? lull; i luatra'ed by the diflosioa of that kLOwlrr ge ?bi b apeak* for itatll from every atory. It 1* an mte lecuai i roion. that Saita a rasarrolr in *rery *<-he> I arid * bjd aut in erery pii ting oflee. (Oheer* ) It i* a literature that 1* not enly *old la gilt c<>?( red boik't. but in taat form whisk If most ?ra labl. t? the p< orer c'ascas. V a man bars a rabid tboigbt t. ut'er, let him do so; tkoro wl4 be ao barm io !<., thanich it be com posed of oampboa* or gunpowder. It ti e Kuartan hear bars bis pow hurt, wtiii b **Ld* him howiiug to tae b.l is sea? (applaute)? wh> let uf bear of it Bow rap' It was thus diffused thai mou;nfu> iotrlligeuoe that last weak Mad* erery heart quiver like the timber* of the dan Fraaoiaoo. Tha volot a ot to i In im roM- at oi oe, a:. it with nearly as* echo thanked be co .inu rd<r* of tko ? Te^iel* wba aared tha f*?**ng< r* af tbe -an Francltc ? r im an awful death. (AppUu e ) I am ui an seon tbiuk of a a&aa asking to boa American coiumiroe at Aaiarioan literature. A ebarg? waa brt ugbt *g*iii-t uh not. * Ucm age that thsr* waa to original1)) ir be A ia?r! c*ui. I want to know if diatarre ?crt>*H id* aide water* would In any measure dinanith our irUitalit) t.ona that of our forefathers . Our f? hera bad >>iutibio< *1ho t < attend to bosidos orl giiialtiy Tbe; b?. f eedom to oreate? wide, dtsaeml naiiEg fie* oiu. ibe bad institaiions to baild up witk the r bonrs (L ad ohaera ) Tie; had to All tko world with the apiii; of litiert*. They organlsod thoto Id' as of liberty that. a?re fl leing merely theoretically in tht minds of mac piaet cal y And now eywry itep that If taken by tbe men of this ro^ublls obargas throne* with fear and terror, and make* their satallltoo* race* a? pale a* wlodlog ahaots. But they hare at*o crtatad a Uiaratur*? ao ear; e*t litirature that tak*o r ght b< id of tb* bumau heart-strlog*. Without intend' in* to brii g up mattei * for wnturie* I will allude to that book ablou btu. b *u rv*d by miiliou* in this oonntry aid ba* been traaaUted lute th i uifferent Xoropoan lain* Sn*K*a ft'r the bt> t rtt of fo -rigut r*. Uur daatioy i* to woik by cur iite.a'uia a moral luflataoo that will aSbot an lntellectnal cbai g* all ovsr tha whole work). Tha frame aei.timehti toat warm tka American ksorts will bo sent far abroal (? oeers ) afr. rr-a dent, I am ao sn tbuaiaat, nor am I aenilmeutal. but I d> believe, as than 1* a Uod la hravt n tbatoa' great woi k of liberty wiU ba by n tana of rur li't-rature, soon wafted aaroas the brood Atlantic for gi-oi aod pr.cuoal purposao. I believe **K our work is to beacoo. pliahed, not with tbo sword, Mn by our prlociplts (Applause ) l'be stripos of oUS will *jm oolite tha n ? nmg bluah of liberty, aad the atwni will biightij hbloeoa tlie hod* of Europe ftghtin; forMO*' dom. (applaute) American literature is that wwac Uat sball Oe acaitf red abroad, not with the haa? aad sword, but with tbe awlit upheeviags of the human broait. (Loud applause.) The Peb-idbt proponed three oheers for the last speaker, which ?e e given. * The flftk regala' toa*t ?u next given:? "The Prii Ui?' Fre? Library." Mr. CH>mLM Baku, one of the dlractw*, responded. H* trade an earneti a pp. el in Uror of tke Library, M follow* It la certain y plreaant fur me to apeak of th? gted lnflu?no?* ex*rud by the Printer*' Free library, and 1 know that many preeent have been gratified ami eoecureged in Ti lilsg onr room*, and noticing night after Bight the !a>ge nun ber cf yo,.ng men tkere gather ed etgagtd in im pi orii g their mmda, laatead of wait ing time and n ran*, and deatroriag health and rrpatatlcn, in the taaeinatlng bat dee reetlve all are menta of a cl jr. All, I believe, wno have takes an lnttreet In onr e<iterpri?e, and giren aaytklng toward* It* an p port, have much eaaie for gra tification; and It I* vai y piraeant foe me ta ?p*ek of tke Trinterk' Free Library In tki* eoanee tlce; bot it I* d< t qiite eo agreeable to ho obliged to] ? tate that it ne?d? aid ? aid of tbe proper material "ma terial aid" ? to tub e it to ooatinae 1;* good work rarely am (fBclently Kemeaiber my filende, It i* a free libra ry, and relit* entirely on inch a* are her* to night for lti ?natenano* ano tlr.ngth a* are extremely thankful for what baa already been done for n*, and hep* thik fvning to r?c>i?e iuflirl?i.t at Iveat to defray oar ex [eam for the next jear Th* pu alia here of oar aity? book, sevapa per a*'1 perlooical? bay*, with f*w exeep tloni, alway* rbown a great inter*, t io oar library, aad have given a* th Ir bo*?? and paper* freely: we know they *'11 eo'tlene to bnt we b?v> aiao to aak from others ?omethlsg eq< al v aa tangibl* ao-t naeeiary a* beokaaad pacer* We de what we ean among oarealvae la oar So ciety. and many of oar mem ? r? coo tribe, e to the extent of th*irabil<iy y?t we are foio>d to aoUelt aid from other* ln<ere?t*d equally *lth na, and w* hope aoae wUI be offeodei in b*ii>g arled to lo what they eaa to aid aa inatitutlor alike b?eefloi?l and honorable to all directly or Inrliecrly concerted with onr celling. Tke following donation* were thea announced ? R. Hoe A Co , tluo, J. Uihtoodv MOO, F Hall, MO; Well* * Webb. t-o. ot.era, 170; and baok* from the AppiatOM and Pntnam. The Pa?iD?irr In giving the *ixth regular toaat, Tha Protection* and onr Art. raid that it woo d be re* ponded to by Dr. McKaoxta. Ha I*, rait, be, a meter, an author an editor, a a ta tee man, and aa Irishman, fbreat langhter.) Dr. McKx?m >aid a few worde in reepooee, paying ft high oomp.lmeat to toe craft. Tbe *? Tenth it g alar t< cat Woman. _ Nine c bear a were given, and Mr. Horns* Grweiey ra ?fonded. He th <ognt that while Franklin'* honored hla rxamp.e ihonld be Imitated, we a poke oc hi* gli ry; bnt cow many of a* arc aa frngal and aa tern pra eaa be wet? Thie, he *aiJ, w?* aa ere* Ha thonght that th* memory of FraakUa ahoaid reTered. not celebrated al oe with ehampegac and rappera Womaa, h* *ali, we* getUag to to apprad a led/ Man had began tc ?nd that ah* wa* ao longer to bo talked to only In the language of gal. , 'entry.; bnt to be *pokea to and considered a* a reaaon aMaldef. Tbe tin e we* camlet whan women ahould have bbeit' aad epprrtaaity to cbooee eapWymaata aha mayflik*- h* era* glad to *ee that thl? had began ; womew ocnld nt'typ*. end he wa* glal to *** that printing oflleee had been eetabllahed eepectally for women (Htaaa* ) Ha wo aid aot pnrane tbe (abject, bat would merely repeat the Mctimeat? ju?tloe for women? liberty for wemea-i opportunity for wemea. Mr. Nanus then notified tbe compaay that th* excr eta** were eeao.uded, and that tb*y would now adjoara to tbe ball ror m, an invitation which th*y were ootatag lotb to eocept. Tne dance wa* reaamed aad kept tip with ? pint till *he ''amall hon-a" b*gaa 1 1 atrik* Alto gether tbe e*letreti?n waa a br Uiant one. and wa tiait that tbe " Free Library " will now be placed on a 4r? fnanHatliMi A bill la now '?efcr* th* I>gi> latere of Georgia, calling a 8 tat* LonTfBllou to n>aae au ih obang** la tha aonaUtt^ Uun aa.maj be aaceaaary tot Um puSi ? eMTMlaaoa.