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THE NEW YORK HERALD.
WHOLE NO. 7208 MORNING EDITION-SATURDAY, MAY 24, 1856. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE NICARAGUAN FLAG UNFURLED. GREAT SYMPATHY MEETING IN THE PARK. Twenty Thousand Persons Present. Enlarge the Boundaries of Freedom. STRONG RESOLUTIONS. Letters frw Generals Cass, Caznean and WalbrMgc, Governor Baltb, of Va., and Others. PLENTY OF MUSIC, SALUTES AND PATRIOTISM. CHEERS FOR WALKER AND NICARAGUA. Groans for Schlessinger and the British Lion. Speeches of Governor Priee, of New Jersey; Hon. George W. Peck, of Michigan, 4cc., Ac., Ac. A meetlcg was held In the Park last evening, In ac cordance with the following eall :? Liberty mn Nicaragua. Fretdom for Central Ame rica? kxtocd the area of republicanism. The oltlzene or Hew York, irlendlv to the causa ol republicanism In Can tral Amsnoa. are Invited to attend a grand nixes meeting In the Park, on Friday evening, May. 23, 188t> at 7 o'olook P. M-. for the purpose of encouraging the struggling patriots under Gen. Walker in their efforts for rraedom, and to ap prove of 'he action of the American government in their re cognition of the Mcaregunn MiLlator. the following speakers hate been invited, andwl.l a luredly ^drem foe raeeUM: Gov. Rodman M. Pr.ee. N. J. Hon. A A. PhUlipa, N. T. Ri Gov Brown, of Miss. Hon rihar.et MUIs. N. Y. Hon. G. W Peak, of Mloh. Capt. h d ward a. Pollard, Cai. Bon. John B. Wel'er, of rial. Capt. Isaiah Bynders, N. Y. Hon. Ale*. C. Morton, of ha. Thoa F. Meagberjcsq. Hon. Blram Walbrldge. N. Y. Jl'chard rtu'teat, Ktiq. Hon. Gilbert Dean, R. Y. ? William J. Rose, Esq. Gecr;*6 M. StlDBf^n. Koq. COMMITTIlE OF AKBANOKMKNT8. Appleten Oakemlih, H. N. Wl'd, riap1-T- Rynletw. Cel. George Wilkes, Alex. C. Lnw.enee, Col. George B. Hall, ^Vhe'oomtnPtee'appointed at foe last meeting for foe collec tion of material aid for lien Walker take this opportunity to announce that a vessel will he ready in a few days to receive any articles donated by our cttizens for our patriotic brethren in Nicaragua. All monies. At, will be received nt foe office of the Treasurer, No. 1 Broadway Jonas Bautlett, Treasurer A. OaXSMITII, I ftnprfttAr M Alex. O. Lawrence, J 8acrelAr ?a The roatrum was erected in the usual place, fronting the esplanade of the Cl.y Hall. At an early hour the in tervening space was filled with the bone and sinew. The Nloaraguan flag, with the rising sun, the five volcanoes, and the alternate blue and white stripes, floated from the platfoi m. On the exterior was dlsp'ayed the mot toes :? ^HcTb?1T18I1 INTER KEREN (K OS THE AMERICAN CONTINENT.^ 4 ZlABOS THE BOUNDARMS OF KBEFl'OM. ^ Previoos to the meeting a biasa band discoursed mar tial airs, numerous ftvx tie joie were discharged?the weather was balmy?the citizens apparently overflowing with regar smoke, sympathy and patriotism. Numerous policen en hovered about the reporters, and the whole seene was one of surpassing interest. Alderman John Clancy, of the Sixth ward, called the jnee'irg to order, and nominated as ehairman, the war horse ot the democracy, ELIJAH F. PURDY. Which nomination was ratified with cheers. Mr' Alexander C. Lawxcxcx, one of the secretaries, then proceeded to read the following list of Vise Pres ? den*s aod Secretaries, which was also accepted: ? V1CB PRESIDENTS. Joseph Correll, David O'Keete, We A. Turnure, J B. Browsed, Henry Esaler, John Andsnon, John Kelly. Joseph Harrison, O. W. Hehaffer, Jceepb S ley lor, Frederick Yulte, Alexander Mason, Joiiab W Brown, l'eter Lynch. John B. Haskln, John McRibben. Jr.,William Minor, Nathaniel 8. fcelah, Samuel A. KujcUm, O. W. Sturtevant, F. T. Neunenger, Jnmee Rentier, Florence McCarty, Peter DuiTy. ? James Orstghton, Wm N. Bro?n, Wm B.Drake, ? Michael Murray, Henry Smith. John Gunson, Thee. W Adams Abraham Blnningor,MathswO lordham, Biehard B Connolly, Hugh Moonev, Andrew J. Mc tarty, Bdaard C. West, John 8. Austin, Jame3 0. Will eta, Charles H Hrg, James 0. Buruham. SECRET ABIES Wrlliam M Cooke, Alfred Chancellor, Michael Tnomev, Thomas Neebttt, John Brows, George Oaulfle d, k. R. Rooineon, John Morrison, Charles Whalen. names Hayes, Ihe Chairman csme forward and said:? FFUfrvr"CiTt7XNg?I am proud 'o have the honor to pre eide (booml from that gon of Capt Ryndsrs.) over this mealing of the citizens of New York, gathered for an ob ject of he deepest (booml) interest not only to the peo * pie of America, (boom!; but of the world. fife have met in this pla*e. where we have so often me*, (boom!) before, to aid General Walker in his efforts to free Central Ame rica trim the yoke ot the oppressor. (Boom!)?(Cheers.) Anlwheieis the New Yorker who will not assist him with material aid. (Applause?boom!) We do not eare for the neutrality laws?they have been broken by ihe Knglieb government, and aie no longer binding upon us. (Appleuf-e.) And I eall uprn you?(boom!)?toletaviice go forth?(borml)?from here to-night which shall forc? the government into an attitude when It shall as sist General Walkar. (Ltnd cheers.) Mr. Oaks sum then read the following resolutions which were received wi h load applause;? Wbeieas, in ail times of national emergency, whenever foe administration of this government teel called upon to adopt any promp: or extraordinary measure, either regarding foe later aal or external policy of this country, it is foe right and du'.y of the citizens of this republic to meet together, and In a firm, manly and dpen manner to nuke known their opinions. And whereas, the recent events in Central America have rendered it neoer. arj that this government should take prompt and de ckled neps for the protean? of foe lives of American citizens in that quarter, and for foe vindication >f our national honor; Therefore: Resolved. That we heartily and earnestly approve ot foe re mgultlcu of the existing government in Nicaragua, by our HdmlDistratum. believing it to be right in itself, an act of na tional duty and Justice in accordance with foe established prac tlce of cur government, ar.d a 'rue response to the patriotic pu'se of our ccunlrj men Resoived, That while our people were few and our govern ment feeble, it was 'he humane and phl'anforopic po toy of our fathers io make our countr> an asylum for foe oppressed of all lands; so also, now that our people are many and our govern ment s'rong, ft has become the duty of this generation to make our intluenoe telt m aid or foe oppressed ot all lands, by firm and re-oiu e remonstrance with oppressors, by sympathy and active aid to the opprrssed where a broad and eillghtened pbilan'Urupy requires it, and to make our high ex sm ale before foe wor d correspond with our national uover and foe spirit of the free lnstl'utiona founded b- our fathers. Resolved, That nny and every cltfzau of our republic, whose m mpathtes are stlrr?d b? foe cry of help from a people strngg'ii g to be free, has a sicred rlghl to respond t j snob ap peal, ay his personal services, and by such material aid as he canaltcrd. . Kecolvcd. That it ?** 1n acordar.ce with such right and in response to such eall, that foe gallant Gene-al Walker west to ihe aid ofthd democratic trasses in Nloaragus, and helped t hem to ci nttruct a stable g tvamment. Reso.vet, That we have seen with regret ihe forcible deten tion ot trmeoi our fellow citizens who were disposed to go, in w like gallant and geoerous spirit to aid a patriotic cauie. aesoivsd, That foe tahuman and savage but shery of our follow gitleaoa by foe barbarous Costa Rloans In their unjust war upon Niciragtia?butchery of Amerieao olttze a. not In aims, but employed in peaceful Industrial pursuits - calls loud ly tcr retributions iromonr government. Resolved 1 hat a tree and sate transit from ocean to ocean over the aeveral ronz- acioto Central A merles has beooma an ab*o'.u*e recetulty to our country atd cur people, and must be secured at all hazards Resolved that the su est ard readiest means of accomplish ing this greai cbject is to suaialn foe existing government in Nioarsgta Reeo'ved, Tn view of late reported movements and ac'Jons of Bri'tsb, French, and Bpanish authorities, that ws uelelve a due rtgsrd lor our national weirare calls for a repeal of, at least, iome portions ol our ceutrsltty laws, and foe full an 1 practlca' * Dforcemeut of the Monroe doctrine. Re. oivof, That the pieient momentous erlsls In Nlaara Ba, ard Ibe Imwinsnt perils to which many of our 'ow countrymen are exposed, who a'a there pursuing peaceful occupations, sutrciinded as they are by a hostile and almost savage people, eut off from retreat and ooeely threat ened with absolute extermination without quarter, preseat a moss so emn appeal to tur ottlxens here aad e ae where through out tie country for prompt liberal and efficient aid. Rew ired lhatour felmw countrymen In Nicaragua must and shall have that aid: and that tie cltlxens of New York will sustain Ih's administration, or any other administration, io any steps *hi..h the? may be called upon to take for the protect An ,f Anwilrau sltlzens in central America, and to put a stop, ore# eno 'orerer, to all foreign interference with the ailhlrs or '.bis confiretl. The Ciiair?There are numerous distinguished gentle men on the platform who will address you, but I shall ask you first to listen to n letter from that gallant old hero, General Cms. (Applause.) Three obaers lor Gene ral Cass. (Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! Hi, hi, hi!) Mr. Oaksmith then read as follows:? LITTER or GENERAL C.V.SS. Washington. Wednesday evening. May 11,1856. Bin - Your lelegraphlo dc-patch, Inviting me t> attend the ?meetlcg In the Park on Friday evening, has just reached ma. i eaantt be therein pern u. bin my feoflovsandsrnapathlaaje** with you In this demonstrauon of public saOsfaytlon at the wis* aid just msaenre ot the admltilstration, by whloh the exlsttng govetament of Nicaragua Is reeogrised and wii.be encntrsge^ to ge*ou with lie good work. 1 trust it will meet theoordmi approbation of the y merlcen owmla. Itleaaaot fall toduso, -iflfftev are true to he falfo of foslr fe.foera. Atunsthaom tnenceme nt ot our national at Is ton ce It bat been our prtnelpto to coBSidsr every foreign governmeaT a legWmate M wh'jfi M rverlvrd as fine? fn Ts own enteiry. This Is the lW\. dllkm ol the present rulers of k'Aa*agua and It is no le ? onr duty than l( ought la he < ur deters to lead Ihea* foe mo^i ?up. i ot t foer can derive from o',v rpcogoiVan. I am nr> to coa fa* that the heroic effort of our oountrymsa in Nicaragua as cites my admiration, while It engages all my eollcl.ude I am not to be deterred from the eipreaetoo ot theee laelinge by ?Been, or reproaches, or herd word* He who Aren't sympa thize with auch an enterprise has little m ooranim wMh me. Ihe difficulties wblch General Wa ker baa eoeetmlered aod overcome will place aia name high on the roll of thedtsMn gulehed men of btaage. He has oooelllated the people he went to aid the government ft wbloh he makee part la performing Its lunctlona without opposition, and internal tranquility marks the wisdom of lta policy. That mwnihoeni rsgoin. tor which God hte done ao much and man eo Utile needs* som-renova t ng proceaa, tome transfusion by wli eh new Ule may be toe fiarted to It. Our countrymen will plant there the seed* 01 our oilltuiona, and God grant that they may grow up Into an abundant harvest ot Industry, enterprise auo oroapertty. a new day, I hope, la opening upon the atatss ot Central Ameri ca. II we are true to anr ant ? they will anon he treed lrom all danger of Kuropeaa lnteilerer.cn, and <*1U bare a security la their own power against the amWUous designs or kngland far better than Clay ton-Bulwer treaties, or any other diplo matic machinery by wblch a spirit ol ayg eactonUs sought to be ooncealed till circumstances are ready for active operation. I am, sir, reeyeciiuliy, your oheclent servant I.EW. CABS. This letter wan received with the meet enthuaiaetlo chterg and then Mr. Oak smith read the subjoined LBTTKH FROM HON. WH. SMITH. Washisoton, Mar 28, 1866. Dsab Bib?1 regret vAry mu h .hat i cannot be with you to morrow evening; my heart} wires however, for a great demonstration In approval of the recognition of Itloaragna by our government, will be In your assembly. Ibat the Hlvae government of Moaragua Is that of the peo p t of thai repuyllo Is an undanlable tact-that the sought Baee with her neighbors, not war. Is matter cf history: that e recognition was required by repeated precedents it the cases of other Powers, and especially by the interests of our own uecp'e tn oee of the most Important transits between the Pacific and Atlantic portions of our federation, is unques tionable. This recognition was peou'tarly just sad necessary at this moment ? osraguahadeoemed to be repelled by ouroold sees from the family of nations, and has been treats* aa an out law by toela Rica ; al least, Americans taken prisoners of war bare teen shot, as well as our own citizens, entlt'ed to our protection snd not In arms This will. I sap pose now cease. A gain, Ibis recognition as a means ef counteracting British lntluekce, which has been creeping stealthily over Central America, Is of the greatest Importance, especially aa Britain baa refused to observe ber treaty with us, demonstrating that in brr late effort to show to the world that we are a fool she has c esrfy demonstrated to all thai she herself Is a knave Let the Clayton Bulwcr treaty be abolished?let Britain keep whaisbe has got cf Central America and get what she ean, and leave to the elastic and exparslve energies of our people tbe means of obtalnla g those rights and Interests necessary to our growth and power. While you pay the just meed ot praise, there tore, to the ad ministration lor this act of regard for Nicaragua, and otjus Ice toouiselvev, f irget not the kind word for the gallant Walker, and Ibat aanatanoe which the past may justly exant from the present I id quite unwell end cannot copy this hasty not a Be. spec fully, youre, WM. SMITH. And the following from Hon. Hiram Walbrldge:? LETTER FROM HON. HIRAM WALBRIDOK. I New Yoke, Mar 1816. GruTLKMFK?I cordially thank jou for the goueroua invito- I tlon you have exletded to me to address my fellow citizens, at you massmeeting, on the 24th lost, tooommemorate the re?og- 1 nit ion of Nicaragua^ independence by our general govern meet. From tbe first solid establishment of order and regularity by the present government of Nicaragua, under Gen. Walker, I buve cherished tbe moat Intense solicitude tor her political recognition into the great brotherhood of sovereign States by the administration of our own government. It baring been ancompllahed, I congratulate yon on the trlumphar t result achieved, la a great degree, by your own patriotic exertions. A measure responsive to the generous impulses of the whole American prov e, and demanded by the highest cam merclal and political coiaiderationa. It Is therefore with sincere regret that I have to advise you of a previous engagement, which oalle me fr.m home a', that time, and will prevent me from being with vox except In nay earnest desires for whatever may adrince toe laudaole oojecta you have In view. Rincerely lour^^ WAMRn)a^ Governor Rodmsn Price, of New Jersey, was introduced by tbe President, and after the applause, load and long, which greeted his appearance bad subsided, said:? Citizens ot New York?I thank yon for this very cordial greeting, and I thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the very flattering terms In which you have presented me to this audience. I come, oi izeas ot New York, to interchange my common sympathies with yon for the democratic republican government of Nicaragua. (Cheers.) Ieometo interchange my congratulations with you upon tha re cognition by our government of a if) ado government ia Nicaragua. (Loud applause.) I have watched with the deepest anxiety and solieltnde the progress of evsnta in that country, tor I have felt that the presence of General Walher there would hasten the time when this govern ment would control it. (Cheers). I have seen him land there by invitation t f the republicans, assisted by a haniful of Americans, and in a very short space of time, apparently, establish the drat democratic government there. I eaw the people of Niearagua satis fied with the government of General Walker. Bat what did I witness after the lapse of two or three peaceful months? War declared by Costa Elca, a miserable little province that could not muster twenty-five hundred fighting men. I ask yon how this war was brought about by Costa Rica. A Vokh?By Fntland. Gov. Prick?Yes, my friends, by France and Fcgisnd, who were oppose 1 to Genersl Walker beoense tbsy knew he was an Amerlctn, and tbsy thought that he was going to produce the Ame rican reaulta'of a democratic government there. (Cheers.) New, I do not come here to advance any new doetrine, or to enunciate any new principle, or to excite your sympa thy in any unnatural wav. 1 do not come to prrmote or inci'a any action by tbe people or government of this eenntry, calculated, in my epiaion, to prodnoe a rupture or war with aty foreign Power with whieh this country is now at peace. I am a conservative and peace-desiring citizen; and I would misrepresent tbe people of New Jersey if I desired or avo red here any other fseling or sentiment, for the people of New Jersey are ae eminently conservative and peaeetui as the people or the mercantile community of this city, and would deprecate war as much, so long as they could do so con sistently with their honor, interests and sympathies. But when we, as American citizens, know that our fel low citizens are set npon by combined Costa Rise, France and Fngland, I say it Is time for us to show our sympathy by oiganiztng such means as will turn those Powers back with disgrace and ignominy. (l,oad cheers, and cries of "That's it.") I have been in Nicaragua. It was my fortune to cross the Isthmus at an early time, when we were making an avenue through there to give | protection to the distant Territory of California; for suuh Lwas the policy of onr goternmenl; and I ass yon, is |*Uls an unwise policy, to open communication and give protection to the moat distant parts of this country ? Tbe American people will acknowledge the wisdom of keeping open snch communication. (Ciesrs.) There is another thing. T have said from the time of the acquisition of California that tbe Isthmus of Panama and Nicaragua was a necessity to this government, and I believe that has been the feeling of the American peo ple. I have, thorelore, been anxious that this govern ment should boldly and frankly declare that prlnrlple, and their Intention to acquire that Territory. (Cheers.) Now, gentlemen, thoee who have advocated these views have been called "filibusters," and I am de ighted to find so many here who sympathize with that name. (Cheers) The term " filibuster" has no fears lor me. I am an American citism, I look upon the interests cf this country for myself, and Jadgs or its wants and oeeeesl dee : an 4 the name of1' filibuster," or anything else, does not intimidate me. (Liud cheers). I believe it right that we should have tbe Isthmus of Nicaragua, and I wonid boldly and frankly declare to Kngland teat snch is our ln'entlon. (A voice?" That's the talk!" 1 would do ss the American Ccngreia did in 1811, in reference to Florida, whea it declared by resolution that that Territory was necessary to the United States, and they authorized the President to take posses sion of that Territory. Now I have this resolution, and 1 am going to show you that there were ' 'filibusters" In 1811, as there were in '76. (Cheers.) That tbe same spii it which animated our fathers animates Americans new in Nioaragua, fighting that the liberty which they enjoyed may be extended ts that country. Hers is the resolution passed by Coogrtsa In 1811:? Taking Inlu view the pecu'lar situation of Spain, and of her American provinces, and considering the Imtaenoa whieh the destiny or the territory adjoining the Southern borders or the Lulled States m*.v have upon thMr security, tranquility and I commerce-therefore, Rceo'.red, by the Serate and House of Representatives In Congress attembltd. That the United Rtatee under tae pecu liar c'.icumstanoee of the existing crista, caennt, without serious ! Inqnle'nrfe, see any part of ihe said Territory pass Into the hands ot any foreign Power,and that a due regard to their own aafetv compels them to provide, ur.der onrtatn contingencies, for the temporary occupation of said Territory, toey a; tha same time declare that the said Territory shall remain subject ? to future negotiation. Approved January 16 1811, by Preei dent Mrdieon. Well, bnt Congress did a little more than that. I find an act of Congress passed that very day, entitled "An act t) enable tbe President of the United States, under oer tsin contingencies, to take possession of the country lying eai.t of the Perilfio river, and scuta ot the State of Georgia and tho Mississippi Territory, and for other purfoses " which anthoiixsd President Madison to take possession of that territory, anl to employ any part oi tbe amy and navy for that potpose, In the evtnt or any at'empt being made to occupy it by any foreign gov ernment. The necessary appropriation was made to carry that act into (ITeot, nnd a further authority given the President to establish a temporary government, and to appoint persons to exercise under his direction the mili tary, civil and judicial powers, for tbe protection, and maintenance of tbe Inhabitants in the full enjoy ment of their liberty, property and religion. (Ouoere.) This act was also approved by President Madison; so. that it wonld appear from these circumstances that President Madison wis a little more of a filibuster than President Pierce. (Cheers and laughter,) It would app-ar, too, that the Congress of 1811 was more aggressive than the Congress of 18611, although that admission is oontrary to the doctrine of progression. On this sabjeot ws do not seem to have bten a progressive peop'e, but, on tbe oontrary, to have been going backward. We do not seem to find the Con press of 1866 as ready Jto maintain) the principle as that of 1811. (Hioers.) it was my fortune, gentlemen, to serve In tbe American navy during the last war. I was in CalMotaia at an early fiats, f was there whea the "stars and stripes"! were raised; and 1 tell you the handful of men who raised that flag were very inconsi derable when compared with the number it would require te take it down. (Cheers.) I then saw the conduct ef Great Ik I tain. I saw her iqjadroue dodging and waichlng tbe American squadron. I know that It was her intention to oolonite California; and 1 know i she did all sha could, without open hostility, to prevent our acquiring that Territory. I know what her conduct waa In regard to Texas, and her conduct now is tho same in regard to Nicaragua. (Cheers.) Therefore, I say the policy of this country ia to deal boldly with Finland, and say at once that we will have Nicaragua. (Renewed eh?er?.) Gentlemen, my sympathies are with the Rlvae-Walker government. 1 believe that a de mocratic, liberal eoestito',lon, carried ont by Amerioaa 11 livens wonld be a hies*) ag ^ that country, and I be levs tr?t ihe acquisition qf Nioaragua by the United H.atea would prove a benefit t"> England and Vranoe. ThU hw been the rvaolt with regard to California, our acquisi tion of which bar led to the discovery by "St1"* o' gold in her eolony of Australia. It k indispensable to ni, and It wonM be mutually beneficial to ?*f'?H and to Ameri ca, that we should hold dominlon|ofthe Isthmus of Nica ragua. I trust that that day will soon arrive; that the news of a recognition by cur government of toe dkfado government of Nloaragna will reach General Walker In time to allow him to retrieve any gronad he may have lately lost, and that the flag planted there may remain until removed by the broader one of the slam and stripes. (Prolonged cheers.) Capt.ToB.AHi>, of the steamer Golden Gate, was then introdneed to the audlenoe, and spoke no follow.? Fi Vends and Mlow citizens, I (ear very mush that I shall not bo able to make myself beard by you all, and if I should not, I hope that yon will take that feet Into con sideration, and therefore kindly exonae me. It has been many years since I have had either the occasion or dla position to add re is a large audlenoe, but I have been emboldened to do so upon this occasion, not only from my sympathy with the glorious cause in which the gal iamt Walker is enlisted, but also, gentleman, from th feeling of private friendship which I entertain for him and which I do not hesitate to avow. I became aoquttut ed with General Walker In Calif irnla, on the eve of hit honors expedition, and I was after wards associate 1 with him In labors upon the press. I well remem ber my first Introduction to that remarkable man. I found him of plebeian and insignificant appear suce?a man who spoke only in monosyllables?a man who presented nothing striking or commanding in personal appearance. Little did I think in that Interview with him that 1 stood in the prtHsaoe of a man who was a true hero, iu whose life wae involved the feme of a conqueror and the glory or his oountry. (Great applause.) And yet it Is true, for he has worn from an anwlUirg public ana oountry the name and reputation of a hero. Was ever any man better entitled to that proud designation? (Renewed applause ) Gentleman, it is my candid opinion that General Walker and his gallant hosts are bound to carry with thsm alt Central America?(cries of good, good!)?the whole five republics. (Applause and cheers.) I desire somewhat to vlndioate tbe personal character and personal motives of General Walker. I do it for tbe sake of firmer acquaintance, and I do it also for the sake of the private friendship which I am prcud to enjoy w^ him. I do not believe, gentlemen, that that man is animated in his present un dertaking by any purposes of private aggrandisement, by any hops ot public feme; and I do not bellere, either, that he is animated by the passion of ambition, In the vulgar acceptation of the term. He is a hero, who is cirried on in the course of progress by a noble enthu siasm, whioh Is its own reward. (Great applause.) He is not a man that oosrts applause, or who cares for pub lic opinion, but he is a man who Is bound to carry out his own Ideas of duty and right in the cause of progress. He is not a man whose tame is measurel by success. He has alrsady passed the crisis of greatness. I say, he has already passed the crisis of greatness, and, even, should be fall now upon the battle field, his name will live in the hlsttry of his country. (Applause and cheers.) I can say from my own experience, that he has passed the hour of peril and suffering. Never?never did a conqueror have more to contend against than Gen. Walker. He left California with only fifty odd men, and he hss marched on from victory to victory; and if there has been a single reverse in his victorious career, it has been on account of the treachery of a single individual. (Cries of u That's true," and shout* of "rhrte groans for bhhlesfdoger," whieh were given with a right hearty Cd will.) And more than all that, he has had. and now to contend against the inte'erencs or one of the meat powerful nations on the faee of the earth. Ha has to contend against British Interference, (three groans were here given for England,) an element which has ex isted to control Central American politics since the de claration of Independence In 1821. There is not, gentle men, at my command langntge strong enough to ex press my centlments upon this subject. Since the declaration of independence and the separation of the Central - American republics from the Mexi can empire, Great Britain his by Intrigue and by every foul means haa attempted to control the poli tics of Central America. It was under the Influence of British agents that the Central American Union wae dis solved In 18S8. It i? a notorious fact that Chatfleld was en gaged 1c a conspiracy for the defeat of Mosarrl, the great bulwark ot Central American Independence, and who has been called the Washington of Central America. Great Britain has not closed her interference la the politics of the oountry, She has resisted and defeated every at tempt at a reunion of the Central American States and a reconstruct! jn of the Central American confederacy. Gen tlemen, we must not forget that we have a treaty upon this subject, mad that Great Britain has not only violated the obligations of her national hmor, but ahehae also violated the written Utter ot the treaty. That treaty, in the eon elderation of the American ride was an abandonment by the British of their dominion in Central America. What are the facta la the case? Great Britain silll maintains her Imposture of an administration in the Mosquito ter ritory. She haa been encioaehlng for years upon tha ter ritorlal limits of Hrnduras, and she still retains her hold over the Bay Islands. No laor than 18&2, two years after the Clayton Balser treaty, those islands were emoted into a British eolony by the Qaeen's warrant Who ever heard of suoh impudence before c-ntlemen, I say this in eonalutlon, sa my voice is fail 1 g, that this government should hold it to be a solemn tuty they ows to Walker to exoluae any British interfe rence In Central America to prevent British muiket frcm spilling American blood. ( Tremendous applause.) If the gcvernment will come to that determination to ex elude, at all peril and all coat, British lnterfereno tu Gen tral American affairs, there are thousands of our fellow citizens who will teal that determination in behalf of Walker with the life blood ot the'r hearts. (Great cheer ing and applaute ) It is time for the American eagle to strike down tbo British serpent. Shall we call it a mem poetic fancy, or shall wa adopt It as a national emblem, that beautiful description by the poet Shelley, of the eegle snatching from tbe earth in its beak, and bearing lnte the skies a glittering serpent, and as she satis onward and upward, with a loud scream o( exultation, the is eeen to tear it in pieces with her tal ns, and the glittering scales are falling In the sunshine? (Great ap plause. ) After the performance of "Yankee Doodle" by the band, tha Preeldent of the meeting then introduced the Hon. George W. Peck, of Michigan, as a member of the House of Representatives from the district ot Gsneral Cass, but formerly a resident of New York. After tbt applause which greeted the announcement bed subsided Mr. Pwk themepcks as follow*Fellow-citizens, I come here to-nigM not ss a partisan, not ?s s citizen of the State of Michigan?proud as I am of my own penin sular State?not as a native born citiien of New York, but proucer than all these distinctions, I appear here as an American citizen, (appiause,) to join my Congrats laticns with your own, at the occurrence of an event in which he mast be blind to the teachings of the past who does not see to be a link connecting the glories of thepast with the magni ficence of the futnie. I mean the recognition of that government which is established In Nicaragua by the gray eyed man, the man of destiny, who represents the energy, the enterprise and the free spirit of tbs Ameri can people, the repreeentative man, the pioneer of Ame rican entrepriee now as turning in Central America, that position, which the Spaniard has abandoned and which he has been unable to hold and which the Anglo-Ameri can takes np with a calm, sou confident relianoe that he can carry on the glorious destiny which God and nature seems to have established for that ooun tiv. It is no ordinary event. We who hve in the midst of these great events, wh ch in all time are to shed such lustre upon our name and character as a nation, with onr mines intent only npon what is gcicg on around us, are unable to lake a gtance over the whole field, 1-et me tell you, when the genius of America shall write her nest page upon the roll of h'story, the name of the grey eyed man?the man of destiny?will be there inscribed, with the record ef his great deeds. (Applause ) Gentle men, it is good for us to be here and exchange congratu lations with each other upon the great events now occur ring in Central America. Ts It for the purpose of indulg ing mere national vanity?to pride ourselves upon what we have done, or may dot Have we accomplished all tnat we see around as to-day for the simple gratification of a feeling aa selfish as that? Not so. It has been reserved for this people, of ell people that ever flourished upon the earth, to demonstrate for the first time the oapabillty of man for self government. We alone, of all nations, have b?en able to establish for ourselves self-government, but we slosc will be able to bequeath to posterity these institntlons npon which the equal rights and prosperi 3of the people depend. (Applause.) Thn government one was the first that tested the oapabillty of man for f ull government. All the governments that preceded it on the faoe of the earth were more or lees based upon the oppoeite doctrine of the right of the few to govern the many?based upon superior intelligence of the few over the Ignorant many. All the governments of tbe old World which have arisen, and fa'len again, and all which now exist, are based upon a principle directly antsgonis tic cf ihat which controls us In eur action as a body poll 'ic. Tbetr doctrine is that th? masses nro not able to take care of themselves, and the few, who are rich or powerful, must take care of the poor. Their doctrine ?as that of fore*, ours that of universal charity, based upon the grand idea of universal brotherhood and the equality or man. (Applause.) When our ththers found ed this "confederacy and these Institutions M ours, baeed upon this doetrine, they were met wtAh tbe snaers of the despots of the Ukl World, and were derided for their faith in the ability of man for sell government. They east contempt upon the effort ?they doabted, or If they did not doubt, they pretended to doubt tbe suoeess of this grand doetrine They alwau pretended that It must fail, aa all oaperi msnts of this kind had fhiled before. Our faihors con tended that the doetrine of self government, when car ried oat In practice, would result in the diffusion of uni versal happiness among the people, and thev maintained that a republic was nsoie conducive than all other forms oi government to the happiness of the citizen. Another objection urged by the despots of the Old World against the establishment of a republic, is this, that republics will not answer for large communities. Tbey tell you that republics will do well enough perhaps in wallad towns, or for small families of people. But does not his tory teach as the reverse of this? in pursuing the grand design proposed by our fathers we have demonstrated the truth of this doctrino?tbat a republic is not only most conducive to the strength, power and magnitude of the State, but to tbe wnHhra and happiness of the indivi dual. It Is the only form of government which mil elivato the State to such a dsgree of power, strength and magni ficence as to make impvegnable against aU the assaults of tyrants whenever made or whenoeaever they come. We have been ealled a land stealing race. My friend Grerlty says that the democrats are land piratis, and he says they have acquired all tbs territory which has been scqr.lred by this government from its foundation to tb* present time. So tbey have, and I glory in it. Ap plause.) We have acquired It for the great purpose of earn lag out tbe great doctrine of the equality of the hu man fsmi'y, the great gospel of democracy, the universal brotherhood orman, and when wo have aoqu'rid torn ??Ti wo have extended over it the oqM Itw wh'cb CM M. Wo depreea none. Wo make do people d la ebj'ct submission to tu, hot wo extend to thorn tho hood of universal brotherhood, sod rn'se tbOB np. (Applause.) Thlo hi what wo ha to done la tho paat, and thlo is tho glorious took u> which ?o an now engtged. Wa have dona it out of tho ipirit of no 1 Tarsal chanty, and with tha convection inde libly impressed upon our minds, that a- reoWbiic wna tho moat condoelvo of all ionna of goeennment to tho glory and graatnoaa, aa wall as security and hep atoses* of tho people 1 tying under it. When our fat lien founded this government of ours what did they do, and In what spirit did they act f Did they oloee tho door* of the republie againat thepooploof otheroonntrtea who nirtit doaire to eeok a name and refuge hero f Did they , uke political Pharineee, stand before the after of thair ocnu try, and, pufled np with a sense of their own superiority, say to the down-trodden of other elimee, '? Htend back? we ars holier than you." No; they invited men of ell reoes. of slffereeds, to eorae here end worship at thehely Aline ef Ireedotn. The Are lighted on that altar was made to burn so that it was seen of all men, from ont extremity of the wet Id to the other, nod wbeio evor there n?w 11 res In any dime a man whose hope for the political regeneration of bio oppressed country is roused, that man turns his eye to that light which your fathers and mine created, and which it is your duty to-day to guard at tha light that must toad him aa hy ? pillar of Are tha chosen people of Ood to the promised lniid. From the small beginning whioh oar country in Its original area presented, we now exhibit the epeetaole of a people inhabiting n laud of more magnificent proportions than God ever intrusted to human guardianship. American enterprise and Ami rlean energy, in Hi more than Roman march tojempire over a continent, have step by step gone on crossing the gieat harriers whioh nature seams to have put in our way In order to test our metal, until passing from the Atlantic over the Mississippi and the giant Rocky Moan tains, we And to-day the only fitting terminus of her em pire in the majeatio waves of the Pacific. (Applause.) Thus far we have gone in that direction Southward. Wa have taken from Mexico, but fair and honorably, an em pire almost equal in extent to our original inheritance. What have we done? What is enacted1 What do we see going < n before our eyes? What do we exhibit to the world upon this field of action? What do we see? What dees the world see? Why, our nation is diffusing more intelligence and more virtue than any that ever existed. (Cavern.) I say this lor the purpose of giving you an Idea of what strikes my mind aa the great leas ing idea?in short, the whole philosophy of American politics. We come now to the Idea that I advance 1- We need this area. Why v Because our policy Is to throw oj>en our doers to men of all c lmes?to the lovers of liberty of every nation under heaven, and we ask them to come in and do what? To unite with na to build up the temple. (Cheers.) They have oome. We never could have accomplished in the short spice of time what we have with our strength alone with out adding to our population. We needed the strong arms and high hearts of men of all climes to help us. Now, this increased territory became aecessaty for our increased population, and the one haH followed the ether, and It Is a signal root, worthy to be noticed by every student of our history, that as we have made room the men have come.-They were sent as by a mission from the government of freedom to work out the problem by our sice. Now. the despots of ths Old World say here is your darger. You are gettlDg in all sorts of dlsoard ent materials, and you will find by and by that these men, born under a different rule, and eduoated under a different system of government and re ligion, will be at war with one another; discord will re'gn; each man thinks himself right, each man intists upen his own superiority and bis judg ment of the right, and It must follow that you fall into contusion. (Cries of "No, no.") Thfer point us to the histery of the old empires wbion have fallen, and say your republic stands because it Is small: but the great empire of the world, Rome, the mistress of the world, Ml to pleoes of her own weight. They say that the great Persian empire, whioh had dominions over the then known world, together with the Assyrian empire, fell; that the larger the territory the weaker the govern ment, and that the more you Increased the territory the greater must be the power at the centre to ktep that government trgether. Now, we are to demonstrate that this is false. Can we do it t (Cries of "Yes," and ap plause.) let me tell you how. There is no analogy be iween the two eases. In the great empires of the olden world. Rome and Assyria, the fountain of all power and nil right while in the centre, radiated to the elroum ferecce It was the small, compact energy of the centre that held them all together; and when wealth followed conquest, and corruption followed wealth, and when vice sapped the Roman virtue, then it was that the central power became diminished and enervated and lost control, and thos the empire fell apart. But mark the difference between ns and them. (Jut central government gives us no right, eur centra power gives a power to no extreme. The case is the re verse With ns the central government?the government of the Union? is a deposit of power, a power whioh goes frcm each one if yon, according to tha constitution and the laws of the land. It la deposited In the centra government in trust for yob, and each man?eseh Ame rlcan citizen? in this broad land, stands not dependea upon Ms government, but in this grsat temple ot freedom each man stands a plller of thefStete. Thus, therefore, it la that we stand justlAid before the nations, before al the earth, snd be'ore all posterity, in extem'icg the area of our territory. The more territory the more men. The more men the more pillar:, and the Aimer stands tha temple. (Loud cheers.) The orator here divested himself of his coat, exhibiting a remarkably e'ean shirt, slightly moist. Tnii democratic effort wsi received with Intense satisfaction by several gentle men in the orowd, who were In a like condition. apparently rather from necessity than from choioei Now, gentlemen, con tinned ha, y.u moat hare perosived that I am one of thoae who are called "mani'ent destiny" men. I am a mani'eat dee tiny man. (Cheers.) That doctrine which ia so sneered at, that doctrine which the proud priests of the can try look down upon with such contempt. Let ua look at thla doc tiiae of manitaat destiny, and see what It ia. Now, I ask these good pious souls oat yonder, who sneer at the American mob, who talk of manifest destiny?I ask these frgiea in petticoats?I mean the old women ia breeches, and we hare a great many of them?I ask them what manifest destiny ia ? Now, it ia a doctrine of religion, and it ia a doctrine by all human reason that "not a sparrow falls to tbe ground without the will ot car Heavenly Father," and He cares for it. It ia the doetrine of religion, and it is the doctrine of philosophy, that no human being somes into this living, breathing world but who bae a task imposed upon him by his Creator. He has a work to do. Wa talk of human re apossibility, and of your station, and what do we mean? When God Invested invested you with life and reason and physical energy, he imposed upon you certain obligations resulting therefrom, and so among all (gee, and among all olaaaes and creeds of men, men have believed in what some call "Providence," and in what some call " destiny;" but call it what you will, there it la rooted in the heart of man, woven by the finger of God in every filament of his heart and brain, that he, the man made In the image of hia God, la here for ihe purpoee of doing lomethmg?to perform some duty. That Gad puts him in the very place he oaght to be. and that He means that he shall do that duty in the place In which Ha puts him. (Cheers.) Dj you be.'leve tills? (Cries of Yet! Yes!) Can you DeUeve?can you, friends, believe that the God who is the God ot nations, as well as of Individuals, baa permitted the rise and pro gress of every nation upon the globe, aggregations of men with less responsibility attarhtog to their magnifi cence, to their power, bcyotd all calculation com pated with the feeble individual which He has Imposed upon an Inferior and slngla man? No; gantlemen. ao. There ia a Providence which shaooa the ends of nations. There la a destiny for all people. T!od has imposed upon ever v peple a certain business to do. TbIs is a solemn truth, ~ hence 11 and henoa I Fay I believe In mani'eat destiny. (Cheers.) We have none on step by step perfecting this raee, per fecting this one raoe out of many, as well as this one go vernment eut of many, and we nave done what, under Haaven, we have done, because Providence has made ua what we are?the very people for the very laad. (Cheers.) Anglo-Americans for the continent ot Aeae tiea. (Cheers.) What do we see In all this, but that, by tba Instinct of the American people, we have gene on and aoqnhred this territory, opened this door to men of all nations, making not only one government out or many governments, bat one people out of uanv, who?e past history Indicates clearly that thla continent ia Ita inherit ance. Now, we have gone ont and acquired the territory cf the West. We have acquired a portion ol the territory ef the BonVh, and tbe question comes up, what shall we now do? The eyes of th a Amerioan people now turn to tbe South, and every ear la turned to hear the tilings that may be brought back to tell na ot another march in the giant race of empire over the continent. Walker ia a representative man, working out in his sphere the great destiny of this eouatrv and of the human race. We lind him there taking the broken down relies and remnants of iba old Spanish colonisation ?that colonisation which they have been unable to preseive, and iofahlug Aratrfoan piinciptea and American energy; and we cannot but feol a rympathy In tbe doings of this man who represents onr people and ^our destiny. We ate told that wo ere inspired with the 'lust ol conquest, because we seek the freedom.of Central America and Mexico. I grant it. we do. Why* Be cause we wish to carry out stall further the great problem of which I have apoken; and. fceoause not only the ec< jui sAlon af Central America and Mexiei viw becomes necessary for as In order to de>nd the territory, wo own upon the Paolfln coac. but wa arc impelled by a much higher motive, which Is, that we would carry out, ia ovory corwir of the con tinont, tbe task whloh God has imposed upon our race. Tbare are always events wnloh decide thf > fsll of empires. In this case the war of dastiny orust be sustained. (Cheers.) He must receive men and ?? mnuey. Where shall he get the aid ? (fries " we'll gtw It to him.") You must come forward and prove your faith by your words. All can do romatblng If this be done, there can be no doubt but that tha States of Central America will be seen sovereign, free, AmerioaA States. Wa shall seo them rising like Banqno's ghost, each one wearing upoa ita brow tha stamp of royalty. (Appl-suae.) And bow a word about Cuba. (Cries "Oh, we've got Cuba. Three cheers for Cuba, leave It till to-morrow." Cries tor Ryndera, Megher, An ) Cuba I th'j gem of the Antilles; Cuba, (touting on thoae summer s /as, tba paradise of tha tew world t (A voice?" Leave Cabefor another n'ght. Laughter.) Hhell wa have Cu'ja ? Promp'ed by tha m oeesTtiee of onr altuation and by the great destinies of our country, we mast have her. (Cheers.) Then only shall cur great destinies be acer>mplUhed ? Then only shall we prove to the world our pf.orlons manifest destiny. (Cheers and muste by tbe bend.) The Cdaibmab thsr4 announord to the mestlne that it would next be addressed by a eon of the Kmplre State, the gallant captain P.ynder*. Cheers for Yne gallant can*el n, with aeveral Immense tigers, aad discharge from tbe old gun. Cap'a'^ l'.rjnimi came forward and mid?Fallow o\V.. MM, fellow democrats?fur we are all deL'"wratle repub llflane I do not mean to address you by tb.'-t phras* la a partisan sanaa, but as republicans, as democrats, standing by the liberties of all tba human ram. (Cheer '?)? That Is what I mtau by democrats (A Tolas?" That'.* right.") Ton are, my lrlend, a yoonir man, but you ha Te got a good idea. It is right (laughter). 1 wish to sa ? ? few words to yon about Walker and the Nicaraguan g overn ment. (Criee?" That's what we want.") I apprt**"! that it now is the Nloaragnan government, since ibe United tftates gorernment has recognised it as such ; a od I care not if the united powers of tbe world say it is not a government, we sty that it is, and that we' will fight K to the last. (Cheers ) Let the Kugli ib myrmidons eome and say to us, if they dare, ?' We role the oontinent," and we will show thwm in thtlr blood how lfttle we thinkJkf them. (A voiee?" We'll break John Ball's nose.") U|No, Jwe will net break hie note, hot we will knodk out his teeth. (Clmers and laughter.) Geneial Walker has got noeo and teeth, lie baa smelled out the English, and I trust that with your aM be will have power enough to chaw them all up (Laughter and cheers.) The object of tWs meeting hero o-algbt, is to encourage Walker and bis gallant army 'o fight and struggle on till we otn> send them aid. And I truit this country will not be backward in supplying 'bat aid, to relieve him out of his predicament, and to eaable him to prore that a handful of Amerleans can do what Spain could not do in oenturies of m e. Walker is struggling tor the liberties of tbat country, and but for English interference that government would now be firmly and prosperously established. Every man there who la known to coma from the Unibtd Mtetes? Is mur dered if he fells Into the hands of tbe Costa Kicens. Who put tbat Into their head? Certainly England. No other] nation on earth ,but England bets ever attempted to crash us, and that Is the reason why yea all W(U> one voice denounce England. England has shown htr love for this ecus try, by murderirg in the last war, American women and children. And yet they talk of humanity. God help our country when sh# depends on Erglisb humanity. Tbe last speaker referred to the saying that we were "land robbers.'' England may rob the world and subjugate nations, and they call it honora ble conquest. Just the same as a fellow might rob you cf your poeketbook and then tell you that It was hono rable trace. (A voice?''He could not rob me."> No, be would not get a cent cut of you. But bow has ft been with our country? Have we not extended to every Inch of tertitory aoiuired by the American people the same laws and liberties tbat we now enjoy? (Cheers.) I de precate a war as mujh as any man can do. I regret that we must have war. But it we are to be hedged in on every side by England; tf we are to endure national de gradation or have war, I sty, in that case, war to tbe last. (Applause.) I do cot wish for war, but 1 prefer it to national degradation. <H all the cations on earth Eng land has the least love for ns. Bat we will not be insult ed by bcr with impuDlty. Tbe English government must retract or It must fight. And If it will provoke war and bave war. who can doubt the result? If we do engage with her In a war, I thing we will Feed fal tho ancient Grudge we bear ker. Gentlemen, I do not pretend to be a groat military man (A voice?You are a lighting one, though?laughter.) If we fight, we fight for our liberties. That Is one of the purposes for which the Almighty created ihs human family. England has fought us before, but she never suc ceeded against us. That is the best of the joke. (Laugh ter.) Tbe world may conquer us for a day, but the wend In at me cannot subduo the Amerioan spirit. (Ap plause.) Now, 1 will tell you what we came here for. It would be, pei haps, discourteous in me to spuak at any leDgth bere to-night, and 1 will loll you tbe reason. We bave he.e on the stand eeveial of our distinguished citi zens who are waiting to address you I did not iulend to esy a word, but when I was called upon I could not re fuse. I will be ever ready la such a cause to respond with my voice or with my arm. (Cheers.) Now, It Is important that we and not England should have the con trol of the transit route to California. Not satis fied with all her conquests, England seeks now to despoil America of her rights on this continent. She eever can do it. (Crlei or "Never.") We defend our rights, and if we acquire territ ;ry, we do so not be cause we seek?like England?to degrade, but to elevate nations. Mr. Peck has well said our government re ceives strength from the people and does not impart strength to the people. We stand here to-night to sup port our government in her recognition of Nicaragua, and If we are called upon we will fight it out. (Snthu siaitie cheers). I will say now. before I conclude, that it was exported that every distinguished and patriotic gentleman would address you bera to-night. Indisposi tion, however, prevented him, but be bss written a let ter, which I purpose now to have read. It is that oi Thomas Francis Metgher. (Applause). Mr. Mfighet's letter was then read aa follows, end re oeived with greet applause:? LETTER OF T. F. MEAGHER. Iuisri Nxws Omm, May 28, 1866 My Dear Pm,?At the last moment 1 llnd myself unable to attend the meeting In the Park. This I mnoereiy regret sinro my sympathies with the ceute In the name of which you are aeeembled are deep and earneet Generous, brilliant, chival rous, involvtrg the freat principled <br which the beet men hare tn all ottmea and area strippel their awnrda to the igtit le volvlng moreover the highest Intereata or the Amerieaa peop.'e-ll la worthy of the promptest end proudest ho mage. Any lnflnenoe I poaseea, any effort I can make, any service I can render shall be heartily devoted to the sup port of Genera! Walker, and the Independence of Nicaragua. Poltrd in 1846, had my heart and the best words 1 could utter Sisily, rtsirg np from her vineyards and corn fields, In her beanty. and from the wh'te summit ot Etna, wavlug the torch which signalled all the young European nationalities to free dom. fctclly In 1848, had my enthusiastic p prayers Bo, too, had Hungary, and I'aly, and the glorioua elites of the Rhine. What I was In the first bluih of manhood, I am naw. and ever shall be. Republicanism, whether in the dungeon, in the fie'd, on the rcafibid, or triumphant tn the oapitol, shall be the worship of my ll'e. Fought trr meet gallantry at this hour upon the great high road oi American sommerce yon do net meanly watt to hear of a vtctorv to determine the measure oi yon r sympaihv tn favor oI the freedom of the beautiful country which binds the two oceans together wrltha link of go d and silver. Tonr cheers are not thelalntecnoesofatrlumphalready won. They anticipate the glorious Issue and became Its prophecies. The shouts tn the Park to day announce that the bag of Costa Riea ts toin down?the massacre of Virgin Hay avenged - the treachery and defeat of Santa Roaa effaced In a flood of military g ory?and that the balls of Granada proclaim through her sapphire skies end all over her noble Inland waters and through her gorgeous forests that Nicaragua ts tree forever from the servile* and the foreign butchers In their pay. I am, my dear sir, moat faithfully, THOMA8 FRANCIS MKAQHRB. At the close of the reading there were three elisors given for Mr. Meagher. The following letter was also read from General Cazneau, of Texas:? LETTER OF GEN. CAZNEAU. Washington, May 23, 1808. Gkntlemea-Severe Indisposition in m> family deprives me of the hoi or of comply log with your polite invitation ti inset the friends of liberty and Nicaragua to-morrow evening, and disappoints my ardent desires to state to them la fn I assemblage what It has been my lot to know personally of British outrages on the soil, honor and Interests ot the Ameri - can republic. There ts much meaning In the aoconnta we have of England arming the Costa Rloans to seise the Pacific gate of the Nicaragua transit. Itisa part of her general plan to coutrol our American seat with thetr ohief outlets and in eta. The proud "mistress of the seas" seeks by this ootirse of policy to bold a rod over our Inter-coast commerce, and set permanent honnda to American expansion. I regret that I have not space to detail the facta which, aa a member of the Oomm'ttee ot Foreign Relations in Congrese of the republic of Texas, I know of the dr tiblefaced Intrigues and bold deceits practised by England to defeat annexa lion. Neither can I give aa account of the disgraceful facts of the dictatorial Interference of England to annul the treats I bad negotiated with the Dominican republic. But for her infamous combination with the bswbaronn negro gwercment of Haytl, to cheek the independence and prosperity of the Dominican ponple, our trade in common with theirs would now enjoy the freedom of the most central, commanding and advantageous car-or In the t'srlbbean Sea. St Domingo Is the natural warder of that see and ot our Isthmus routes ; hence tbo Interference if England to prevent a trexty which she foresaw would confirm the independent and American position of the Dominican republic; hence her lo ot csslt g e-fbrts to cast It under the heel of the negro Emperor of Bay Ft. We also see that England Is actively preparing a similar fate estre while she la colonizing the for Cuba, ami we remain panel _ key or the Guff with three or 'oar hundred thousand ravages i mm the coast of A Men. She now hold* the command of Cuba under a treaty as false tn preteneeand as anil-American in In pnUcv aa that of Clayton and Bnlwer, by whieb she claims that our hands are for ever tied, while hers are troe to seize and retain the gates of our highways to the Pacific. Under the deoeifnl pretext of suppreastng the slave trade, England baa contrived the Introduction of an overwhelming army ot African negroes into Cuba. who are In effect, her wards, ard will be need as her soldiers whenever she and Spain obcose to exeonte their stand try? threat of giving Cuba over to tk* blacks. While England is oolontrlng Cuba anckrutlng 8t Demi ago by means of the blacks, while she Is plundering Honduras of the Ruatan Islands, and Nlearegnaotthe rort or Han Juan, only became they ccmmand oar American transits and are lavaliv ab e to American commence; while sho Is sending arms le the Costa hleans, and lnoHing them id slaughter onr kindred at Nicaragua and Panama, she and her sycophants dare ,not say all this Is not our business, sod lbs: It Is s felony in (he Americans to go to the rescue of onrown blood and free institu tions tn Nicaragua. K* true maa will accept this monstrous doclrfne, end no brave man will ant upoa it. All the groat Interest* bordering on our American neas are Interested in the battle field ot Nicaragua. No mortal mind can compute what vast destinies may hang upon the sword of Walker. He Is the Hon of Spanish American regeneration, and his ceute Is our sense-it k the osuse of every treenssn on this continent. We all feel end know that ike secret eObrta of Rnropeao dee poUsm?end probably Its open and ownblnsd force?will be ?. *- n ? ? ' 1 J ?"-* " ?i our itbec ed to crush us tn Central America and drive us tt-om l_ Isthmus transits; and U I were personalIwbefore the noble host now congiegathig to bid God speed to American progress, I would propose t > them >o memorialise Congress, tn mass, for the Immediate suspension or the Ktcg craft neutrality law of 1818. Our people should be as free to return sttscks as Rostand Is to make them, and these is uo other mode short ot direct war by which she can b? made to to retire in m her usurpations on our Inter -coast high ways. In no other way can England and Spain be checked tn their plan rt garrisoning Cuba with Alrioan stvagea. It we take this position and meet the issue like men, there can be no doubt of an honorable and triumphant result. Let such a movement be added to the other assistance we hope to render Bpanisk America In this life and death struggle with her foreign fbea, and it will much enhance the value and efllrlency ot our sympathy for the heroic soldiers of freedom In Ntoaragua. Tour#, respectfully, WILLIAM L. CAZNEAU. The Chairman announced that Mr. Kvans, ef Cali fornia, was at the Astor House, and would be sent for ami probably address the meeting. In the mean time he would introduce te them one of their own distinguished citizens, Hon. A. A. Phillips. (Cheers.) Judge Phillips. in coming forward, said;?Fellow eltlr.ens, after the eloquent appeals to which you have listened this evening, I feel that my feeble efforts to Inflame your enthusiasm will flat! po werless; but 1 cannot refuse myself the great satisfaction ot adding my mite of fuel to the gTeat Same which Is now overspreading this continent. Walter aid there noble spit Its who were Invited by the liberal party of Nicaragua to lend them aid soon burst the bonds f'nat bound that republic. He asks us now far material aid to enable bun to maintain his position. Shall we far to respond to the demands now wafted to us em erssry I brtm* (Cheers and trim of "No, bo."} Bear I* migJ that in oar own Revolution oar appeal for sympathy inti aid found a warm response la tne heart* ol (be French people (Three cheer* for Fraaae.) We found the nobiw lafapette aaeriticinf rank and fortune to give ae aid. (Cheer*.) I sap thetefore, fallow citisena, we appeal to pen now for material aid on behalf of Walker and Nica ragua. Kveip one of poo can ooatrlbet# ti Ih# move ment eix cent*. I'ut poor contrlbotiooa Into a common food, acdlet the next eteemer baing to Walker enppUea ot men, money ami munition* of war, and the fotfcwiog steamer will uw-uiediv briig the new* of the wttlihlai oi a new State, which will oe the pouageel, bat not tBe le*at of the State* of oar glorious confederacy. (Ap plause. during which Mr. Phillies retired.) Mr. Richard Bi herd waa n?xt introduced to, and ad dressed the roeetli-g. He accepted the eall to apeak tbe cause. He could net ? perhap* tell exactly what wae tt e geographical lccgitod* of Nicaragua, bat he waa Mt'efled lhat it wax within the latitude of American (ree<Vm. (Apptame.k Toe time had corns whew tbap sboul.1 rertfp the mptrg of tbe pool? Wo pent up Utloa cotiranta our power*, Wat the whole coniiteet i* cur a. (Applamw.) Columbus some wnturies lince discovered onr glorloa* eoatiaent, and bere Freedom hae made her drerest home. Walker a to Nicaragua ahall be twfa terms heteafter lir the vocab-.slery of bberty. (Ap - * tUi pltue ) There la mo her perm a connected with L matter whose name baa not beet mentioned her* to night. I rCer to Padre VijL\ For come reaaoa or other, that *plendiit specimen of American nobdf tp Parker H. French, waa not accredited- bp ear Rcveinacent; bat now Vijil 1* accredited. The pro prieties due to tber occasion require me to be brief. 1 believe in the principle of manifest destiny, . which draw* on tbia country to grontoeaa. From the meet Ni rthern to the meet Southern part of this eoati teat, tlo a-gis of onr freedom shall be-the sign to ail tta people of their political praittonoa thmeeattoaat; we will bare no Brfitah interference (Cheers.) I beg to reminc the proud statesman of that proud country, that upon two occasions ia the hiatorp of the world To nog America proved herself more than a match for the tp tannpof Old Kogland. (Applause.) And when my Lord naertokes to I'almerstou (groans) undertakes to tell F ranklin Mere*? or the repreoentatlve ol tbis people?that he doo* not like what we are dcing, bolit-ve me, my lxfrd l'&lmerstoa will be ilkelp to get a very Urge Ilea in his ear. (Laugh ter and cheer*.) I beg 01 you to be true to the freedom of wbich pou are in par', the sponsors. Stand bp pour principles, and stand bp your guns. (Cheers.) 1 would like to suggest to rome persons iu our oountrp, especial ly people liviag on the other sice ot tbe Fast river?and I bave one mar particularly >a my eye?that tus'.ead of suggesting to bis congregation to send Sbarpe's rlflea to Kama*, he had better tell them to send them to Nicaragua (Tbree gioaun tor Beecher.) Be deserves three times three groans. Let the Sowder, and tbe rifle, and the bullet, tbe pro uctof the labor and ingenuity of Amerioan meohaniea, find a letter laiget than tbe bosoms of their own breth ren. II we must fight, let It ba for freedom?on one aide i bo tyrants of the world, and on tbe other the young eagle of American liberty and rigliv.. (Cheers.) I pro pone to pou as a sen'.lmout. The continuation of the phy sical health and intellectual vigor cf Ueusrtl Walker. (Cheers.) Sir. Wm. J. Hopk next afldrebaed the mealing. He imIm for 'he young men of tbe country whose hearts ever beet time to the liberties of men, and whoever aspire 1 to lead the Ten of human progreae. The follower* of Gen. Walker had been naVed ragamuffins, the name whloh had bten applied to the poor man, wrh sneers, by tfaoro who attributed those noble molivea to sordid desire* and eel huh pur poses, but who wsre Ignorant ot_the true I feelings bj noble feelings by which he is actuated. The poor man was always ready and willing to sacrifice his life In the cause of human right and for the attainment of human liberty. These wore the men who were the associates of Wa.ker, and these were the kind of men with whose ef forts to build up a new republie. Such man feared net the force nor the rules of despots, and they were supported by the approval of the whole American people. Their indomitable spirit would head the ran of progr " ' ' they h In Central America, and the movement which they had ocmmenced would end in the revolutionizing of the whole or that country. They were now breaking down the Iiower and the policy ot European deipots there, and weie engaged ia the Amerioanizlcgof not only Nicaragua, but the principles under which they fought would be en tended to (he whole of that reg'on. but tbe ocntest Ok liberty will not stop there. It will be extended to coun tries now lying in the darknesd of bondage, until Ireland and tbe other oppressed nations are emancipated from the thraldom of the oppressors. The despots of Europe feared this, and they are now using their utmost sfforts to ebeck and throw back the advancing oolurnaa of republicanism. It is in v?io, however. Their mareh Is onward, and no hieg can stop it till liberty U establish ed all over the earth. (Great applause.) Mr. Mills was tbe next speaker. He expressed the be lls f that Walker must triumph, and that the liberty of the Central American States would be free from the influ eree of European policy, which was sseklng to exclude all American principles from that part of our continent. Every man should contribute something towards assist ing General Walker in his efforts to emancipate the peo ple. Councilman Wild recommended as tbe best means of assisting GesersI Walker, the organization of clubs in the different wards, and tne contribution of material aM. A fund of ten thousand dollars could be. he said, raised in tbis ci y. sod this, with s benefit which he believed would be given by one of the theatres, would be .a suh s tsntial trken of tbeir sympathy. Alderman Clancy followed with a few remarks appro priate to the oocasion, and soon after the meeting ad fourned, with the most enthusiastic cheers for Walker. Political Goaslp. Tbe Evening Post, the democratic, black republican, nig ger worsblppirg organ of this oity, is publishing the life of Colonel John Charles Fremont, preparatory to the plat ing ot that gentleman before the I'hiladelphia Convention, cn the 17th ot June, as a candidate for the office of Presi dent The Orlesns N. T. RepiiUiean is decided in Its eonvis tlon that Msrny is ths man for tbe Cincinnati Convention to nominate. The Utica Telegraph says that the Know Nothings in that city are mailing arrangements for the purchase of the Gazette, the htrd shell organ. Borne of the papers think that the antl-Flllmore Know Nothing National Convention, which is to assemble In this city on the 12th of June, will be a total fizzle, and that it will sever put itself up at auction. Ths only kid for It will come from the nigger worshippers. Mr. Joeeph C. Bpalding, who was appointed one of ths Know Nothing Fillmore Presidential electors In Virginia, has written a letter, in which he says:?"I hare ever ad mired the pure and impartial administration of Mr. Fill more, yet I shall reserve to myself the position of casting my vote in November next for the statesman who, ia my estimation, will unflinchingly carry out the oonstituMsa and Its compromises." Mr. Spalding will probably have to stand aside. The Fifth District Black Republican Convention In Mas sachusetts to appoint delegates to Philadelphia, passed ? resolution in favor oi Colonel John Charles Fremont as ? candidate for the Presidency. John B. Floyd and F'aye ite McMullen, M. C. from tha Thirteenth district of Virginia, and Douglas B. Layneaad A. A. Chipman, from the Twelfth district, are appointed delegates to tbe Democratic National Convention. The Know Nothiag State Pruned of Ohio will meet in Columbus on the 27th tnst. to nomlaate State ofiloere and an electoral ticket. Tbe first delegate has arrived In Cincinnati. Mr. John Drake, one of the Illinois delegates from Chicago to thn Cincinnati Democratic Convention, arrived on the 2dtfe lost. He 1m for Douglas. Personal Intelligence. The Holy Father, who did not reside In the Qulrinal lest year, will do so In the oourse of the present one. It ia mid that several alteratiooR are to be made m the Vatican. The oelebrated Italian poet, Aleasandro Mc-Tnni. has experienced a severe loss, the laat of his (bur daughters bavtrg died In Tuscany of consumption. General Barcalztegey. aide-de-camp to ffarnhsl Espan tero, who brought to Farts the insignia of the Order at the 6olden Fleece for the Prince Imperial, has received from the Emperor of the Frenoh the croea of CDnsnilK of the Legion of Hunor. Prince Napoleon has returned to I'arts from Havre, where the object of his Imperial Highness' visit appears to havs boon to examine personally the accommodation of the dorse state steamer. Mr. Thackeray, after a most successful lecturing tonr through the United States, returned to England on Wed needay, May 7. General Edgar Ney baa already left for Bt Petersburg, charged to present Co the Emperor Alexander II. the an swer to bis letter informing the Emperor Napoleon of bis secession to the throne, Queen Victoria has approved of Mr. Louis Y. Santa marla as Consul at Liverpool for tbs republic of Nam Granada. Fetenliah Pasha, the Vsely of Sivas, at one time attach* of the Ottoman embassy In London, has been m ordered in his palace at Krteroum by fonr of his Georgian sieves, in oonsequeno# of ill usage experienced at the hands oC their master, they vowed vengeance, and, having put Mm to death one night In his sleep, went straight to hie chlsga (secretary), confessed the deed, and surrendered themselves prisoners. The United States Senate have confirmed the nomina tion of Wm. A. Ingersoll, of Connecticut, to bo a parser in the Navy, vice Josiah Tataall, resigned; aim, or Benj, F. Slates, to be the Collector of Customs for the port ok Stomngton, Conn., vloo Ears Chesboro, deooased. Col. Samuel Colt, of Naw Havee, wtlj leave in th?t steamer cf the Tth of June for Europe. ARRIVALS. At the St. Denis Hotel?A. Stevenson, dew Orleans; 0 Vaaf Rensselaer, Burlington. N. J. j Vlotor Aai sett end family, Ha vana; Joseph 8. FignreJa, PhllndetpM*; J. O. Booker. Italy; 0. It. SmTtn do ; George Sumner, .tostje; M. Martinez, Pern* B. A.; remandos, Hew York, from New Orieeaajn ship ygset-W Stdnev Hudson. From Para, to brig Kmma- ? g Wakeman and lady. Mr j ? * H#U>h M< **'' *?*