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THE NEW YOBK HERALD.
WHOLE NO. 8081. MORNING EDITION-TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1858. 1'llICE TWO CENTS. Devoeratie Ratification Meeting in Tarry town* SPEECH OF THE HON. AMA8A J. PARKER. ?N VIEWS OF NATIONAL AND STATE POLICY* Af>( Ac., Ac* A meeting of the democrats of tho Ninth Congressional district was held yesterday afternoon at Tarry town, to ratify the I-'tale democratic nominations, and particularly that of the Bon. Gouvernsur Kembio for Congress. Tlio meeting was held in the open air, in tho orchard ground* that face the Franklin House?the same place at which the Haskin ratification meeting was held a couple o months since. There was quite a large attendance present .?the number probably exceeding a thousand. A plat lorm, handsomely covered with the national flag an ?riutinentcd with political devices, many of ahicli had done service m the campaign of 1866, was erected for tho convenience of the speakers. A band was in attendance and now and again the discharge of a gun awakened the ?chore of the Hudson. The meeting was called to order about 2 o'clock I'. M. by the nomination of Gen. Aaron Ward, of Westchester, as Chairman. and of the following named persons as Vice Presidents aud Secretaries ?? Vice Presidents?William I-awlon, Dr. FBlmon Sk inner, John Immens, Sen., Elijah 11. Brower, Westchester; Mathew D. Bogert, William Dickey, Dockland; Hon. John ?arrlson, ile/ekiah Conch, Putnam Secretaries?A. 11. lock wood, John E. Marshall, Henry B. Todd, Dr. William Govan, Washington Mickwac. REMARKS OF HKNERAL WARD. Ceneral Ward, on taking the ihair, said:? Frluiw Citizens?1 am very glad to gee the spirit which prevails here. It augurs well, very well indeed, for our sit use 1 rise merely to return my grateful thanks to you ?f my native county for the high honor you have con ferred upon me and for tho enthusiastic manner in which you have been pleased to do it. We have distinguished speakers here from a distance, and among others our own distinguished candidate for the executive chair, aud I will not now detain you with any speech of mine, hut if you ask ine to make a speech after others are through, I will do so with pleasure, for these are the times that try man's souls I now introduce to you Governor Parker, far he will be our next Governor. SPEECH OF HON. AMAPA J. PARKER. Mr Parker, on coming forward. was greeted w.th cheers. Be said: Fellow citizens, 1 appear before you on your in vitation, not for the purpose of speaking at all of the ?audidHtes that are before the public for offl-:e, and cer tainly not of those who are my own competitors for the executive chair. If 1 wero to speak of them at all, it could ?nly he In termR of high personal respect. But I come here to discharge a higher duty. 1 come for tho purpose or dis cussing, very briefly, a few of the questions in which we all. as citizens of this country and as inhabitants of this State. feel a particular interest. I shall not discuss them at the laagth which their importance might warrant me in doing Because I am to be followed by other S|>eakerr, and I do not w ish to monopolise too much of the lime of (his assembly, h is certain, gentlemen, that wc could not moot for a more Cilotk purju se than tnul of discussing and understand perfectly these great questions of national concern; and if there Is any spot in our St Ate where a man con he most moved by feelings of patriotism it Is here?here in your own town, on the banks of the Hudson?in the town which is connected with so many remiucsccnces of the Revolution: where treason was discovered, and from near to whore the traitor fled. Two years ago, gcntlcmcD, there occurred in this country of ours one of the mo:<t warmly contest*I elections that has ever taken place in ?ur history. Vou cannot have forgotten that occasion?I trust never will forget it, because we should learn from It a lesson with regard to our future action. It was a tnno ef groat excitement. The North was intensely excited. Fanaticism seemed to rule tie- day. Men became wild on the question of slavery, which was brought into the can ?see. It was one of the closest, as it w.v one of the most ?aportant, elections th.it ? v. r mviirrol Happily, the e\ cttcmcut of that day has passed away. The questions therein involved have been disposed of, and we are now at lltmrty to look ha* k on those questions more calmly than we could look at them (hen. to understand their true character and to profit by them In the political opinions that io ?? to \ . i ii ? !.???-.,;i. i At lh.it cm--, gentlemen, all the free Stales of the North were excited, and the feelings of the people were carried away ou th:s quest kill of slavery, which had been ungenerously brought into the canvass That quest sat had Been made the ruling rk'UK-nt iu the struggle. Tho real questions were rnneealod, and the judgment o the people was not called out upon them. That struggl Being properly understood, every fair mauled man now will see that* the democratic party was entirely in tb right in Its View" and actions What was the real qot'S (too*?for It Is wise, doubtless, to recur to It far a momen and from the past to learn wisdom for the future. Tti qoeetion was whether Congress should decide the qnes ttno of slavery in tho Territories, or whether the ponpl should deleimlue it for IhMMstvm In Iraiuiug their Stat constitution Bv whom should the question be settled'? the people themselves or by Congress?g body I which they people of a Territory hare uo representative entitled to voter It was. therefore, aa you aec, a qu*? tlon of power between Congress and the people That was ta truth, the only real question involved in the struggle. M happened that that question concerned slavery but it might as well have concerned anything else Mnppnee that it had beeu some other domestic question, wlv I ? people of a TVrntory claimed the right of pusiwet :ng. and determining for themselves, slid suppose that Congress had attempted to usurp that right and undertaken to de tide the question why, th- re would have lu?n u<> did rsnce of opinion about It. All parties would have agreed (hat it would be a usurpation on llic part of Congrest to deterinine such a domestr question, and that it sliouM In* Isft to the people themselves. Bui it happened to be the question of slavery, a subject in regard to which we at (he North have strong prejudices, and in which the South lecls deeper interest than she does in all orbers. Tli -c prejudice* of the North wi-rs excited. and a bitter fa-ling of fanaticism was stirred up among Northern isaqd" SfMittJ their bretbern of the Month That was a ?Ming which came near sweeping over every thing and carrying the election in the Northern Rule*. it kmkn ' " * * -- ~ And we may took hack, 1 trust, with gratitude to Prori <J.-oce that that Struggle rctwltod in th* election of Junes Buchanan. (Th r*-c cheers). Why, (rMlmeB, in that ' *- here, h " contest, It wsa apparent, not only here, but abroad, tlut the exist* ncc of the t >>n WH involved. It was appa rent that the South could not submit loa President, select ed solely by these Northern States, and circled on tin very question of slavery, and in Imstlllly to the int -rr*t*<>i the South. It was so regarded abroad Even tho organ* of the monarchical governmcnta of Europe so regard ? I It and so expressed tli* 11 op n-.-u Tie j MMl Br th ?toa of Mr. Fremont, because they thought it would load to the dismemberment of the t'livn. and tic- i ?*f the country on which lln-y look with Jealousy. They knew that with disunion the polite al power of lb*- country Is gone, an l Its prosperity ceases. and that II can no longer Be a competitni of the Fowcr* of Europe Therefore, thej tooked "II the Strnate Willi great I Now if gen tlamen who differed with ua on that occasion will look back at the question fairly, tbcv will sec that it was stm my a qucstwin whether Congress shall decide the in'titn Hons a TVrntory,or wb'dher the people shad divide them Ibr themselves On that great question the democratic party stood then where It has al ind where I truet it will always stand?on th*- sole of self go\cnm-'>ii. oa the side of popular rights, on the side of the people aqram* t any power that may be attempted to be exercised over them?particularly by a foreign body, as in on? lonj Gmgrv** is In regard t<> the Terriiorice.ana-ino* h aa a ler rltorial delegate has no rote in Uongreas. Hut, gentle men, independently Of this right of self government, there la every reason in the world on the score of poli. mJ Why the que* I on of slav<-r#shojM not be decided bv SqwigTeas, and why it rhould W rt*>Mm I I ngress. and why t should r>, dimm ! by the people <.(' the T> rrltory. II you commit to Googress this quesiion of ?larery. what so-nec of vMrien* e may you not expect there! Vou will have all the membersfr?m the North on the one side, and all the members from the s> -,th on the <4h< r It Is a qiw-stk'n In rclatkm to whn h Ik" B'Uth Is meeuliarly sensitive?more so than >n regard to all otln-rs TV them it Is a question Of the highest importance Tb'y know very well that this interference of the N'?irth w ith it _ In very likely to stir up a servile insurrection In the Mouth, ; mad (tint in that event their live* and property might Bo tmnrriflced May y*ui not, tlieridbre. well fear to commit B*i a subject to Congress to have incendiary speeches e th* re, and sent ihreughuut the country?franked to sovery planter s hou- c In the South and to every farmer's ? abin in (he West!?epee* lies wl.k h would Be mil nlBtt < Bv "tlr up bluer f**ettng? and prejmliees on the part of both Fkrth and South I ask yon If you conld trust this que* Ban of slavery to a tribunal where )! would do more mia ? t??ef than it would do it. Congr.asf If you w.sh to ace ? Sal kind of tno*tidiary ap* eehea are made (here now on tl as subject by leading republicans, I will give you an ex tr BrS fT'an a speech Blade in ih<- llnnse >f R*Tw-e?cntative V Br( fawn s speech Bvvtc in the Rnitt f Kcqwe?cntative by ' Mr GTddings. of Ohio Mr lli'livs said. In one o Ills speeches ?**| look fbrward toth"day when there shad ? aervile Insumi tion in the South?-when the hiar.. in- ? nnul with British bayonets, and led on by Rritis i rftv s>rs, will assert his freedom, snd wstf* a war o esU rmifWdon agamst his twister?when the torch o the 'heendtary *-tuatl light up the town* and ftth'* of the f%>uth. and bur out the last \estige of slavery iuwl though " ad Wigh 1 may riot meek at their ealamily ?nd flfigb whiN' 11 tet four i-oureth, ret I will hail M as tho dawn of a pftlittca fnMienium. Th'-se are th# words uttered by a repatt'icnn orator on the floor of Cong rose These M-nlmcnW, sIkxking to the moral sense of every right mind?d ma.", were uttered In the h'-aring of IVmthern memhers, anv' the speech was fVanked through the Post Offle** to erery portion of the I nlnn. t nsk you If, in view of ?ucll Jl "eeches, we might no( reasonably expect some danger if Oa questlonofslaxfry In the Territories were left to bo iteei, ded by Congress* (TBree grens forfliddings ) When |)l(. s outhern planter ret,res to rest at night, has he not Nnhl'MHrs ,*fore morning this very ra lamity ? mvoned by Biddings may oecnr, that his f*m ly may Bd. 'mmolated and hie properly destroyed! Has he not res*ow *? fr*r ?* wh"" f ch speeches are made in Coil ?r*-as and *?. nt nrn jfcn T nion! Is Congress, therefore, ?he proper n ce in Which to mlrodn, e this Itrebrand, and to kf* f "P Hi IS bitter feeling between North ami South* Is M in be alio to monopolize the whole time ,j Congress win* b ?houl*l he devoted to ques tions ot great rnv onal concern?the extending of oaii merce snd the imrt ovement of government in all its vartrms branches* Why, gentlemen. If the last election Bad Bad tor result the ovouAa " "II of ibii <j 'Shon to Won grout, the question of slavery would bo carried into every Congressional district in tho Union every eecood year, when room bore of Congress were to be olected, and would Bet the people of the district at war with each other, agitat ing olid disturbing them. It seems to mo, gentlemen, that no candid and fair man, no matter to wliat party bo belongs, will deny that Congress is an unlit body to which to entrust the exercise of this power; or that the people of the Territory aro precisely tho proper persons to pa n upon it. If you say that tho people of the Territory are to decide the question for themselves, then the moment they pass upon it the whole difficulty is ended If, there fore. you would secure peace to tho country, if you wouid perpetuate the Union, if you would make tho whnfo country great and glorious and prosperous, as wc all hope to see it, then by all means adopt tho courso that shall terminate questions of this kind us often as they may arise, in a mode which will create the least excitement and the least bitterness among people who happen to reside in dilforcut portions of tho Union. At this point Gen. Ward suggested that as the people at the meeting could not get a full view of the speaker, owing to the manner in which the stand was built and festooned, he should stand u|>ou a chair while addressing them. Mr. Parker tried t > t arry out that idea, but found that it only made the matter worse, as it brought his head within a few inches of the folds of a Hag. Some voices called to him to take down the llag, but Mr. Parker said: " No, gentlemen, I cannot tear down the American flag.'' This happy remark brought down rouuds of applause; and, instead of taking down the llag, he pinned it higher up, which caused lien. Wiard afterwards to remark tliat the Governor had gallantly nailed the cotors to the roast head. Th.s pleasing little episode over, Mr. Parker con tinued ? I think that this great question has hor n settled for all time to come by the result of the late Presidential election. A leading republican orator from a neighboring ritats con ceded it, the other day, to be so. lie said that for ril'ty years to come they would never be able to get Congress to pass an act excluding slavery from a Territory when it was to l>e admitted. That is virtually couceding that the people in the election of James Buchanan decided that great question. But, gentlemen, there are other subjects connected with this matter to which, perhaps, I ought to advert. You well recollect the storms and difficulties that so. med to accompany everything done in Kansas. I do not stop here now for the purpose of going back to show who created these difficulties. Neither will I stop Pi dis cuss the propriety of the Kiuigraot Aid Societies of the East in interfering as they did, and sending out rifles; nor, on the other hand, the propriety of the border ruf fians of Missouri interfering. All ng All interference from any quarter and from every quarter is against tho rule of tho democratic party. Their rule is non-intervention in this matter. (Cries of "good.") Their platform is that Congress is not to interfere at all with the people of a Territory, but Ihst they shall bo per mitted to exorcise their right of self government to llio fullest extent. Any interference, therefore, whether it comes from one side or the other, is a violation of demo cratir principles. 1 certainly do nut justify it at all. Nor will 1 speak here of the violence or frauds committed in Kansas, nor of the great fraud by which atrocities were, for political ctfect, represented as having been committed, which never were committed. I [hiss by all this, it has nothing to do with the principle involved. Tho simple question is whether the people (hall be let alone entirely to vote as they please, uninfluenced and unbiassed by in terference from any quarter. N*>w. gentlemen, thiK ques Mm ha" been OHM M by Congress t<> the HQ pie. Tlie Is-conipton constitution was presented to Congress, and niter a great struggle, in which the friends of popular sovereignty differed, it re sulted in the constitution being sout back to the people. The people have since parsed upon it, and voted without interference from any quarter; and a very large portion? a vast majority of the people?were found op;ioM-d to the existence of slavery there. Tins question, therefore, is settled in regard to Kaunas. It cannot arise agatu. The moment the people were let alone and |)crmittcd to come torward quietly and calmly to vote, all agitation ceased. They spoke lor themselves" and settled the question. Wc 01 li.i North, gentlemen, never doubled how tlu-y would settle that question. Made up as Kansas was, or emigrant* from the North and not from the Booth, we never should have doubted that It would become a free State. We knew perteetly well that those who were most exeeedtngly auxious for Kansas to be a free State could entrust the matter to no body ol men more Itkcly to make it free than the people of Kansas themselves, because they came from the Irce blahs of the North and cari led with litem their hostility to slavery. We predicted at the time that It would result in making Kansas a free State, and sueh has been tie result. Ata;r exprcaslon of the will of the people has been given against the introduction of slavery into the State, and that shows thai we were right in another 1*1,ul of vM-w?that it was not uo? ss.u y to go to Cwugrcs to exclude slavery?tliat tor those who wished its exclu son there rould be no safer tribunal than the people themselves, who have at last voted to make it a free State Thosetw ho diltered with us will say yet that we were r.ght (m this question we regretted exeeedtngly to nee a portion of the democracy ot the Stab go oil and "vote with the republican party. They were misled on that question But nnw| that the struggle has passed by and that we can look back calmly at it. and judge dispassionately, 1 am satisfied that there are thousand" of them w ho w ill come back again and art with ua. Many will admit their er ror, and will say that after all it was a question tor the people, and that that right of the people should not have been interfered with, that ofler all it wo* for the greater good of the country, and that is not to be lost Right of. And they will be more careful in the future, 1 trust, bow d sisu ng isiliticiabK at the North, wboseek to -t.r up iuu.i tie feelings and to eelabhxh a great Northern party, shall influence them It is tortun.it lot u- i.i.. ni.'i, tint the great question is settled It give* us tilue to look at oilier mallei * of great and vital interest to all of us Uer taiu it is that our whole thou?hU should not be a boor bed in Llus great question of slavery We *le>qld line seme tme to ?onsider oilier great and inmaiHi interests in whsh we are eoneerie?t?for iu respect to slavery, we ?t llie North are Hoi ,-H all cooes ned We may . therefor*, leak at oth r qms-lilie, and trust ilutt tie- di tins rub- |Si ly will always he found on the -ide "I popular rights and self government in any qif.-sti<<us that may am-- between ( engross or any power and the (a-ople?especially it it l>e a portion of the people not represented >n Oof less, Tho democratir party has been always found on H. it aide. Its sympathies have not la* n confined even to the liuaii ? of ties country It has been Ha policy from the beginning of the government to invite emigration trom abroad, imeol the gi levaiH i s el which we ? "inpla ne.I n our IB-claralloti of Independence was lliat the British king had refused to sanction la^tavormg emigration to tins country, and had ta.lid to emoiirage it Th dcmeorat.c party has urui . .... it.. .-ill ti.i ? rai.T.nd. it ha.-("inoitrua'cd emigration, ta-cause it is pla n that it is Tor tin M n the country Every Inn I o| em grant" that arrives hern sild* to the national wealth. I do not m<-an to stop and uut the few dollars that tin emigrant qui have in hi* |"sk't on his arrival for the purpos. of hn ng land and settling with hlK family in the W< 11: that ts the smallest K the pubttc gain, But every etn giant add* to the tir.nal wealth. If he has not a dollar m his pocket and ha# a strong arm and a j^ing heart, tmrns a valuable 'qui.-il.un to the wealth of the county. [Appla is labor ti> wealth. labor, applied In all the il paitinculs of life, make* up the wealth of this country. and wlten a man ronx* heie from abroad, whether he himgs w.ili li ui the geulu. au I learn ng of ail Agass r, or the ok II of a la I it.. t>\ u li . h !..- I >11 . 'Il t: -I. t ? i-peti on bridge o'er great gutfk. or wln-Hier lie hr.ng" here th miner's and artisan's skill to work our uum sandi strui t our machinery, or brings simply the muscles which ?ui all eases h. ma?, - nature gave h m?iu all eases ho ma*. * ?? liberal od-nng on llie altar of out routdry, and .eld* to the nat.oni: wealth. Then fme it la, genttemi n. tliat the democratic party Invites em.gration tnmi abroad, and has alwava oc en pied that position, from the foundation of the govern lib-Ill Tl'st was lite |si-dion it oi< opted under Jeff,-r "on when tlie ala n laws were under dine iss.oti Tls- detno rialu |?i ty in?it<s eni.giation fi?m abroad?no mailer from what country it coniew?from Inland, laqland, P< oiland, the hanks of the Ithine?no matter from wIters The democratic party invites men id all countries to come here. and. after the time fixed by law, to Join with at tn su-ls nitig tbi* government, and enjoy its blcs-ings Is l.ot that l?M li I.I- |?ii,i y ? II I.Ilk .1 w .i. be s li.i li.-.l t.. b so by ail fair and i oud;d men I know that ou this sub Ject, t'?, Iher* have been ?Inference* of opinion No doubt these were honest d.Terences But I regret to see lo the publisbeil returns lliat emigration has been sadly falling off for the last year or two. litis will detract from our national wealth, and will retard our growth Certain d Is, however, thai many who havt differed with us on either of these questions, are in their hearts national men, conservative men?men who would hold the Union together Do you believe, how< ver, that If the great Ift, to I Webster, the expounder of the eonati tuHon. were now alive he would be found acting with the Briy who favored dbtinon- CVrta.oly not He would vc spurned II. an<t his son who sore ceded him feels tlint he can do no better service to his country than by t< ting as hf now does flat llse democratic iwrty. fCbssrs ) Harry riay,t?o, gallant Harry Clay?(Tbiee cheers for Many Hay )?tlie man who loved his country, and who would have HOT bod any sectional tn<<\ rment. where would be have been found if tie were now living? You cannot suppose he would ever hare tomed ? sectional party for the promotion of merely sectional objects !li- fou who succeeded turn, too, Is found battling in our ranks?for tho tlemoi ratlc party is. in truth, the onty party where a eon acrratlvr man < an And shelter lie cannot belong to a sertionnl party and peril the existence of the Union, lie will not engage in any Hung pro*, i iptive of either iao-r or creed, Where else con he go?where ran the straight, out whig go except to the dem-wratio party, wbi. h is now the only national, conservative party in the Uuion.' Therefore II is (hat in all parts of the Union lhe?e men are found acting with us. iApplause.) But. gentlemen, I have not time, nor Is It necessary to discuss on this occa sion at any considerable length these national quest km" Happy It Is for the country dial excitement has sub?:dcd. Happy It is Hint this question In regard to Kansas Is Set tler! A fortnight ago to day the election in Kansa- of memliersot the Territorial legislature took |d,irp, an l s? little If beard about It that very few know that M has oc curred There wsa no violence, no bloodshed. BO incur sions from Missouri, no gtarpe's rifles from Ma uwebu setts?nothing to interfere with the people. It Is. indeed fortunate for tho rountrv thai there is now time for repose ifbd peace and quiet It is at snrh a t me that the democratic party comes into power ),' is then that its prfcciples are appreciated ir the pivriy is put down at all, it is only by some ,?.m porary outburst of local feeling, sum* fanatical agits ton. bf ? .ombtnalion of such questions lliat happen, fbr the tik^i mislead the public mind But the public mind is cert*,n 1? c.sne baidt to the side of the democratic purtr wK"" H?r Dme of repose arrives j?neh a Itm- there Is now l.'t? qurslion of slavery will not. f trom. saon be uKifnted agdi'' Certain it is Hint the public mind rannnt soon be abua'd a?ain with regard to B. And now wo shall have amp,. ' Dim our Rtiention to the coiwtde ration ef other gri <" nations! questions aye. and a Urns to pay some little attei.t'"", loo, ?? the questions of policy in tmr own ihafc gnrerv'bient?",'UfStions which have been" inflected in all this oxfdtem. nt. Hardly any qursHuti of White |?>iic) Im* bytn dj*ftv>''J f<* ) |*^l- All has boon forgotten In the agitation of the slavery question in Kansas. Wo have been governing Kansas and not go verning New York. There will be time now, 1 trust, to return to our own State and look a little to our own afluirs, in which we all have a very groat interest. If you will muke uso of those moments ol repose to look back at the legislation of the last few years, you will find that liiere is amide room for interference ami reform. The democrats claim a strict eou-truction of the constitu tion. It is a cardinal rule of their faith that the consti tution shall be construed strictly. In tlilR they differ from their tppQBMtSt and now if you look over your statute books, with the statutes in one hand and the constitution in the other, you will see that luws have been passed in open defiance of the constitution The constitution is mode for the protection of the citizen against the I s-g mixture; and yet you hear it couiplumed of on every side that un constitutional luwsurc passed. For the city of New York a Police bill hus been imssed, which, if not a violation, is certuinlv an evasion of the constitution, ily it men are placed in power who are not chosen by the people of the city and arc not responsible to the peopl of the city for their acts. And this is but one of a series of acts of usurpation on the part of tho legislature against the citizens of New York. 1 need not stop to enumerate tbern particularly. It is enough to say that the public mind should bo direct ed to this subject to see whether it is not noccsHury to use extraordiuaiy care to prevent a recurrence of these matters. Mr. Parker proceeded to discuss the question of th? canals. lie did so at considerable length, advocating the completion and extension of the canals, and then placing them in a condition of the highest |>osslblc adequacy, and arguing against the policy of alienating them or dis posing of them for the benefit of any corporation. He uas followed by the candidate, the Hon. Mr. Kem ble, and by General Ward, Mr. Scruglutn aud others. The Venezuelan I'ommlMloncrs. THEY THANK OUR COMMON COUNCIL FOR DONORS PAID TO OEN. PAKZ ElOHT YEARS AOO. The Committee of the Common Council appointed to meet the Venezuelan Commissioners bad sn audience with them at 3 I*. M. yesterday, in the chamber of the Hoard of Cotm cilmcn. The four Commissioners, P. J. Itojas, (Jen. J. do Austria, Miguel Mujicn and Dr. M. Pnez, (son of (Jen. Paei,) were present, besides all the other Veuezulans, about twenty in number, who were in town. Many Cubans and citizcDE of Central and South Amors an States were also present. Gen. Paez expects to start for Venezuela in about a fort night. All the other citizens of that republic who aro her# at present will accompuny him. It is probablo that public ovations will be given the Commissioners and Gen. Pacz in Philadelphia and Wash ington before their departure. Gen. Paez was not present at the meeting yesterday. He is said to be out of town. The Venezuelan Commissioners w>-re introduced to llio Committee of the Common Council by Mayor Tiemuun, after which P. J. Rojas, President of the Commissioners, addressed the assembly as follows:? SPEECH OP P. J. llOJAS. The gratitude of Venezuela brings us, sir, into the presence of ttiiH honorable Corporation In the itayaof hei misfortunes, when tlm republic mourned her liberties, her peace aud her rredk. she rejoiced In secret at the rordlalltv with which her dispersed son* were received In a foreign laud, and was proud to know that the best loved ol them all?tin- protector of those liberties, the supporter of that peace and the tounder of that credit, the vicUui of the then prevailing dcspotiaiu?was wel comed to this metropolis wlih distinguished honors The day was not distant when that people arnsn In their might, east oil their oppressors, aud presented Un-niselves to the world with renewed titlea to respect. Venezuela is free, sud sends ns to fulfil to-day au obligation coutracted during her adversity. Tin* aph-ndid oration, of which General Jose Antonio Paez w as the object, when, as an exile, he knocked at ths gates of this Vuiun, War the generous set of the Corporation whi'h 1 how addri s? In doing horn iff to the man, you honored his republican pr.ncipir*. honoilng the ciUgrn, you honored the coucui which gave him Mr lb. and to whose welfare he had yielded himsclr tn sarrlttop. It was vour* to change to laurels llie martyr's crown, which pressed the brow of our warrior statesman; and in thus sustaining the defender of popular sovereignly, yon fulminated an anathema against abuse and tyranny ror this ait Venezuela owe* you adebt of gratl Hide, aud in the tut: tlusb of irtnuUdi her NatiounI Convention has decreed a tide of thanks, which It Is now our pleasing duly to tender In the name of that illustrious body. Accept them- thanks, gentlemen, Uiej come from a weak and unfortunate people, but a people who are generous and Woilbv of freedom. Tin- sympathy which you rtiuccd in the limn of bei calamity will er do you honor, as will your gra cious ace,-ptanc,- of ner sincere expressions of gratitude. The Commissioner*. In w hose name I adiU-es* yon, are proud to liesi the ibank* ofa nation to a people wlioae instil nil..m, and incomparable progress they aduilrr; aud to me the duty is pe culiarly grateful, in a city which, in my lore for the great and the tree. I chose aa my home In the day a of my exile Mr. Kojxs then read #lic decree of the Venezuelan Con veutiou NHflhl Gen. Paez uuil thanking the city an llioulles for tin- protection extended towards him. The do re,- was mMMm on the ocaasion of their reception at the Metropolitan Hotel. ?KrLY of thk mayor. Mi ROja* nod gentlemen of Hit* delcgsUuii from the Kaibiual Convention tif Venezuela.? In behalf ol the municipal authorities of the rtty of Now Yt.ik, I Lave the hi'iKir lu receive an.I ni.fiit Ok* think* wMeli you have boon rommtMtoont to lander to them. lit the nutr of the N alkitia 1 OuoveuUou of Venezuela. tor the public and anon tancous reception given by the Common (ban 11 *u.l mom of lilt* t Hy to the dtetbigiilalied nnUto* of Veuexuel* ami lllusli ion* aoldtrr of Fouth American independence, (lrarn.1 June Anto nto Paez, on hit arrival here etiht year* ago, not only aa an i vlte finm lit* < iMintry *u<1 bl> home, hoi ** Uie cutupanloa of I toil ear and the hem of republican Ubeitv. Venezuela, again restored 10 peace ami good order, note dr stria tin cMurn nt her l.rare and patriotic aon and. while ac knowledging the distinguished houni conferred upon our elty by ibe a< ism of your National Convention. lu respect to the part * hkb wr tnc-k In welcoming him to thl* laud ol li.eit.ni and home of the atiangei and eille permit tee 10 ??pia-4t<> yo?, gMkaui. the store re leeltog ot satisfaction ami |.i?*?ui ? w huh not only myself but ih** numbers of the munleips! bodb-4 here assembled aaperh uee In this act at justice dour tilio by nh*?>* devotion to tier seitlre slel skill as a t hirftalil of her |??ra*tng artziv her liberties were inatntv *ernrcd. I know lhal he rejolte* more over the restoration of that I rare and presi '-rUT a lib wbtrh his country Is again blret than even lite pleasure of revisiting It aud the a>eoea of hla glorious at hit ? t*mi M; tu hrr mm' V hi.e his departure from among us will be deeply regretted. Stdl hi will be it mends-red, not alone as the patriot and a?;.!i.*r end* aretl to us by bis sdilevrioenta as well aa Ida null-ring la tbe rsuse of tieed.o. but also lu the is h treasure we | aaann tu the a word carried by him throughout the whole at the event lul..iid pr.disrii,t struggle win. h s. i uri I hie tauatfy'i tu t** snl wns prt-r n'.elto ua t y him 11s a token of all I tin* a t?. Ih * free .and, "f|..m wht. h \ e?n-?u. is Mswlved the eutW) ir sod by whom the path was traced Wall the aou of Aiwe?1ra," in row biston. allow me to eipres* the hope that Venezuela, aitii her dial tnutsh'd aon again at the bead id her ad mints tietlon ns h**r republl* an President,? will move on iu a new p?.hof prosperity and glory, and not only sin*, but others of the in-ighi oiing republic* emulating the esample of out owrn free, happy and pnwperoua hud may join together In a b md of s.mtlai union ami common defense, th is no' onl> eontilioit tog to hrr ool Ih* r lrre-lnm. but adding thereby another ev sn.pl. of aureenfttl true gov? rnmeat to the nations of the WlM Ul td our own ahieerity iu ihi* wish, you, gentl mm. are wit iieasi's. np i when ton return to your eouiitrynimi, you van h* irt ihrm mssvMrnrenf the good fading and fiteuishlp nt the republic ot North Ametira After the sped be, Alderman ?>avm moved that the Mover le* it lie ted l*i communicate tIre* proceedings tiiat had hot n h id to both branch's of ttm tommon flNM ll. The mot toe wag adopted. after which the meeting ad i?ttrtK-d More of (he Mglvnj Icr Kraadv. n I kl lOll lUI'RT UI.NKI'.AL TffHM. Hon. .1 udgeg Bo-wortb. Hoffman and I'terr.pont, pre ?Ming. Oct. II ?In >kf MaU'>* qf Ni/fidat If llijtr-'. rr'ponJ tut, tt. fAr .New Jock and Harltm tiaihva l (\mpa*f .? Tlits 1 sag nM up cm appeal from a Iwrtgmmt entered no thg tejau t of a referee. The act am ttu brought on a utde Liken under I lie follow tng state of fart* ?Stewart It IRnjrl; **. the assignee* to the plaintiff, eoMra-led w th the ik-fnxlants In grade the track of I tie railroad at certain prices, payable monthly, no the eattmvtenf the e;ig n**er Mix ot thesp est i ma tea had been pn.d at the other of p. A 0. L Nchuyk-r. the defendants having thou* office ian rssffi i* iiteii from that firm, and iu the same budding, tin the prr*miat on of toe claim for the truth estimate. Bay l??ss told by the gchnyfers' clerk that they had not money i-noiigh. and |W(ipnwed W pay A3.1 An 70 In cash, ami to gin the not.* of K A (i. 1.. s buy ter at thirty days, fur the lialatirr, wh'ch was 93,&no. Hayiis said if t'nc iom|..,iu bad nut it., mini* y he would take a mite w th in let'st MM Tlu> note *u a iveu. ami a receipt signed by Stew ,11? A Bay us for H .'dtO 70 war taken. Th" note ?? u"t pud. at... the holders offered to surrender tt to the ditidai.is Th. defendant' si t tip that thr elatm was twiii hy tile nolo, and show that at Ha date thr fVhny ter * WtfS indcbtrd to thr trmt|mny In the sum of ? JOO.OOO.and that they charged the company w.ththe whole atno<nit of thr receipt. Judge pwri.pout, del,venng thr "pinion .if tlx* Court, said?MswnHaad Maylia h*\ ng done ail this work the am< unt 1 lainted was due it has not been paid In money. nor bar It 'men rrlea*.* I by any formal instrument Thr ilefendH'ile havg iwVRivcd tlx* conableralloo upon winch this asthm is feuhd, ami tor H Htey have nothing. iW f id that the BrhsylerS cltarged Mm? company with tht* tt'de makes no differ not in the present case, he wrns their U. Msr to a large amount at the time,and tin y fmrte<i with no new eon*literal iiu in eoawMffwe of sm h rharge. lb mak the recr |d of the ffsbsylers n?e operate a* |my Pirnt pro fattfn, it *11 net "*-ary for the defendant., to slmw in .igrerment to take tt a- *? tual payment Merely t ikmg d nit*1 giving a receipt in full is not sufficient to cs tahl ?h surh sgrrenii nt Th" fuels, therefore, are correct ly found hy the rsferse. and lie hue drawn therefeom a Jn?l eont'lueinn if law The receipt given dkl not preclude an intutry mm th> agreement a< tually made in rwspsst to Pie lerms mi which the not" wae taken, and it follows that what was said at the time was com|iet"nt erblrnce The terms of the agreement, if cue was made, are to bo deter nuui-d upon a.lust eotisnl. ration of what the |mi ttew to the Pan-ail!.m said at that t me. There was no error in the MmiselM of the tt tdeni e and jndgment must be affirmed w ith costs. PerwtHiwI litfelllffwiM-e. Mrs I mi tea Keppncr and two rhtldreti of fnwren. e, Ma>< . were passengers is the Arago from Hsvre. tnttM'At.*. From Portsmouth. Ar . la steamsMp Roanoke-Alva A Me dell W F Rln Me, ,t Rosenberg. A A Allen and la-It J It Steele J I. Pollard, It R Pnllard fed Pollard, Mi Hioilef. A W Sma" tlenry Mesde, Wm 11 llyne. 11 Mapi,?, Wm T .liu-lsn. R YC'llmo'. r Oennls, J Carroll and lady sis I * la ?teer ig<. I'nlfed Rfnfea IMstrN t I ntirt. (Vr IF?Thts court *? > r>|s ited befeVS If m .tndgi Ittgersi 'l. btMMesne MM taken ?|> The t? lit Jnrj wen d kcbargMti for the day The Morrlmtey and Ileennn Fight. MORIUSs'EY NOT INJt'KKO?EXCITEMENT AMONG THE FANCY. The report in circulation yesterday that John Morrissey, the pugilist, bud met with an accident while Attempting to escape from an officer at Buffalo, caused intense excite ment among the '? sports" In the city, and many of the lead Ing rendezvous of the friends of Morrissoy were overrun by those anxious to learn if there was any truth in the report. During the morning there was no person found who could give any information as to the truth of the ru mor, but one or two of his leading friends immediately telegraphed to Buffalo, anil It is said they shortly received an answer that there wns 110 foundation for the report, and that Morrissi y was In perfect trim and ready for tho light. One despatch was as follows:? UlTFALO, Oct. 18,1858?1:46 P. M. John Morrissoy is in good spirits, and has met with no accident. It is said that the report was got up with a view of keep ing back the friends of Morrissey from the light. This, however, did not have much effect, as the live clock train by tho Kric and Hudson River railroads, it ell a the Albany boats, took out kotwoen two and tl 0 k dred last evening. Heenan and Morrissey, from inform.; tion received by telegraph, are said to be both in saf 1 quarters in Canada, about forty miles from buffalo. Two steamers leave buffalo at ten o'clock to night to toko on the friends of the pugilists. Tho light will take place at Long Point Island, about eighty live miles from Buffalo. TELEGRAPHIC. Bittai/). Oct. 18, 1868. The coming fight betweqn Heenan and Morrissey causes the greatest excitement among the "fancy." Tho city is probably fuller of bruisers now than ever before, and delegations continue to arrive by every train. Notorious sporting characters are here from Havana. New Orleans, California, and all tho large Northern cities. Both Mor rissey and Heenan are reported to lie in excellent heath and spirits, and "ouger for tho fray." The fight will take place near I/ing Point, Canada. Hoe nan's seconds are Aaron Jones and Johnny Mackey, and Morrissey's arc Dublin Tricks and Australian Kelly. The betting is even. A fight came off to day at Point Albino between two lesser lights of the pugilistic fraternity?Hootty, of Brook lyn, and Barney Aaron. It resulted in a victory to Scotty Barney giving him a foul blow. They fought ten rounds in Qfteeu minutes. The Irish Commercial Flag. failing of mis uai.way araAMUur nunc* at. BERT?PRESENTATION OF THE FLAG TO CAPTAIN WATERS?SPEECH OF MISS KSMONDK ?EXCURSION DOWN TIIK MAY? HALITES FROM IIER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S FRIGATE VAl.OROI H?THE NEW YORK STATE MILITIA AT STATES ISLAND, ETC., ETC. The Irish commercial (lag from the ladies of New York was presented yesterday to Captain Waters, of the %li"'<> Albert, on the occasion of his departure for Galwuy. The steamer Massac huseets was chartered for the purpose of accompanying the Albert down the bay; and after she touched at several piers, where she received an overflow ing complement of imssengers, a bond of music and two pieces <jf artillery, she steamed up to where the Prince Albert tfas lying at her pier in the North River. The Mas EXckuFetts had an Irish flag at her peak. and the American banner floated over her prow. Among her passengers wan Miss Teresa K?monde, of Brooklyn, the young lady who had promised to present the flag to the captain of the Albert. Cn Hearing the pier at which tho 1'rince Albert lay, sbe was greeted by three loud cheers from tho thou sands who hail assemble,1 around the vessel on the adja cent piers, and by the numerous iiasaengerH and crew of the Prmco Albert herself. This was re?j?oiid>-.l to by three hearty cheers from the Massachusetts, and a salute of twenty-one guns. TIm Prlace Albert was gaily de< ksd In burning, both below and aloft, displaying on her miz zen Rogers' American code of signals, and on her fore and mainmasts the flags of muuy nations. She salutod the Matsa' kuecUs by dipping her ensign and firing a ua bonal salute. The Ktcumidilp Inunn Empire, another of the tialway veneris, wus also lyiug at her pier, and took part m th" ctftonitl. Bh e wus gaily dressed in bunting aim), an hauled out to a conspicuous position at the head of h? pier. On saluting tfo escorting steamer, by dipping he colors, the < onipllnu nt a as instantly returned and a cheer git en lor the Indian Empire?the pioneer of the Galway steamers. The Mareachusciia now touched at a con venient pier, and a committee, composed of Cul. Kelly anl ( apt M< Motion, prioeeded to the Indian Empire, t-i which nit itat ion* had tieen extended *ccoiii|iaiiy the escort down the harbor. At two o'clock tbe Prince Albert left tier pier anud griat cheering and the tiring of guns, not unit on hoard ta raell and her escort, but from various picrr cu Uic North river. These scene* were continued till both reeavie arriveit near the British frigate Valorous wtii< h saluted each of litem by dipping her Hag ami man ,?ng l? r as ttiey inwawd her, which romptlment were hpprsprwtely veciprocntcd by the ITtnee Albert and her i -i ort. (hi arriving at (Quarantine both vessels were talutcd h\ the Juilv ninth regiment New York State Mi I.lis. which in i ueainped there. The salute was a national one. and it war n |s nded to by salutes ol twenty one guns liom both the steamers. Ttie throng on board tin; Maasscbvetts wo* so griwt that an attempt to bring her alongside the I'l luce Albeit was abortive, and it only re suited in i rushing one of her poddleboxen against the bul warks of the larger vessel, and she narrowly escaped lamnlag over. The captu n of Uic M?achnartt* rci u t.i t<> make a second trial to bring hm vessel atong->d<- the Albert, and then it waa agreed that the ttag .should ho presented to captain Waters on board the escort. Whin this was arranged tbe ea|>tam lowered his "gtf. ' and i ame over to the Massachusetts. Me was welcomed with rnth'Kiastk i heers, and escorted by Colour! Kelly to meet Mi's Unmade, who was very gallantly tirought forward t>y CapOon ( ourtenay and Ins Orst oflk er, Mr Berrey. After a warm rxi Iwige id salutation*. Mis* Eamonde rulseil the Hag Ulore Captain Waters, and addressed Inm thus ? 1ai.1t> * and flrntlcmcn. Captain Wster* an I officers of the Prove Al'-ert?ISe mosi ple-vsing duly (hat ever i!?volred on me is nitne to dav. and whilst I ihsi.k Cotnacl Kelly and tbn pat]) ir.i B WhOM le. led uie (i r this proud on aaton, I wish (he >>> l?l ( >ll-ii lulu abler ban 's Ihan mine. lu behalf ol the laritrgfil New York - wane IrMi lir forth, other* tired l>y die ,, it natssm Hi <1 niakes the *-i kinlred everywhere- I urrsent Iblattag. Us silken grnund grrru us ihr beautiful bills of old lii-iand, '? folds Soattug lr>e as the studs Ibat will ?v.>R >11 fnm the Irfobt shores of Am?ri<*. A. i ? m the slneid Which the genius of Ameilea < tatu.s. we Usvs UM the griCen r?nrj> of Erin Tbe boshed innate of old Ira W4 en the si^n manna! of th? only really free nation that ibr sua ibines upon. Tags the flag-In lit fold ys.ll carry Ibe l.iestli of freed-ho?lis staff l.?.k rrsit In a toil red < mpd front European Tnnsnl i itr as murh hv the enter I , ? h" h o. it.e? ., ^re?t < otriBierelal nation ?? oy military ra.cr This shield sad tbe harp that sleeps upon it arc wrought |.j Mlhsi?M* who here fiand their highest poalu.oi In uils lane.. | r hi re men ilo hoin.ige to our sec nil with the fonce >r.d sr < sr lone, t ut with I.eart and mtod Carry U>U flag In Old IreUiid every sfiieh that slews upon H bears a thrill of i love lor the dear mother land Till our Slater women h?* free and how beautiful I* the country fr-on w In. Ii H mines We f tret ywn. ?li. ?a the recipient cl tni* flag. Cera use we will eu tr??i it only l<> the brave, the honor ?ll' sndthe gt??f When we do hetrsge' to ewr own nation or adopted ountrv. we rendor It si?i |.. a nun worthy tlf that wen not a IttUe too frtah) t? te-a native r>f hnlb With the Isrveet hope ilml mnxmie-t WTOOgOrBy n.sy attend the great national undertaking wn this .lay boo.ir, I roi.a.su to yen lhl? given Isdih i Place it side by aide will, ihe ensign of talherty there O gling at the rnsat IS y.oir n,,t.ie vreael, Isarnw let tnen' wave hailed by tbe joyful mtu >iltrr.siif the Ir.sh people, whose "*rrict tulle a faiUn ?hull y..ur return totlalway Bay Wishing y-"i. sir. and the hrs- e . tfirem and rrrw wb.-m yon command, a sale and sireedv voyage. I bid yon farewell V as lemonde now handed the n*g to the capt.vin. who rrn Ived It ? ourti ously. and th> ti tluvnko I Mine K*m?ude iu apprcrriate words, and complimented bcr highly as a tcfitv ?pd ncenaapbebed repreeeatatire of the ladies of New \nvk. t hers were given for Cw|iUCin tVulera, Mi?? 1 in Dili' .md tbe ladles of New York. and then several small boats were brought into rvpiminii to convey at many people as pnatilde cm board the Prince Albert, v here ill' v partook of a collation, which Captain Waters assured tiiem was intended to be as truth ** possible. At flvcoilnck both vessels |?rted. amid eheers ami Mm boetn nc of lannoiuSh. small one retnrtvlng to the city, and the m?no Atkrrt dashing along gallantly on her ? ours, t'n the return to tin cfty enmh- *>mgs were sung hy Captain Courtenay and other gentlemen, and the party separated w th thne thei-r* fur the ttalw-ay line and another fi* the ra,<tatn and oflk-ers of the Indian Ktnpire. A motif the cabin poMu-ngi-ra oa board the Prince Albert are the American Consul to gtutgardt and family, an I the Eel Mr Fleury, a Cntlmlu mtmiuDarr. wbo MM been r< s ding for eiglil year* m Kansas, a Henedii line, the vo i st on of which order It la to encourage literature ami kuru.ng <>t their stations, aa well as religion The steerage was full, and there waa a fair eonipi>'mcnt of Ural and *. Mid i vh n paseetvgvr*. a* well as freight Tbe following are tbe names of the cabin passen ger* carried out in the steamship Prim e Albert ?Cbptam I |l I I?hur. James INvwer, R W Joins p, mas W Cant!let, let.ua IWmrl* and child, l?r Arnott. R N., Rev. V IfMs T W Young, ronaul to Mtutgardt. A. I' Ycung. N F Young, T W. Young. A t) Young, F II IkHf, wife and >btld, W C Wilson, Mis* OUrbtO. Maeddt, M* - Ann taton. P J. Connolly and w IB, F 8. Bntler, EIMn M Mcls,?Hid. Mu bael luiffv, M? hvel M.vn nitig, KatcC l*ouoboe, Peter Itolan, Juhn tlnwvera, Kate l.ionard and two i blldren Jane Power. Mrs lUII. Marco Redirtm, Mrs I?r I?a\ ,e*. A. YouWdt, P. B Mignault. Miss H. lenihan. Henry Revell, R. C. l/uuion, Henry K'dsey, Margaret Blaekwell, Margaret Shea, w j tnmpMi, wife and twaihlldren W Mulv vy R Reeves, J II Hunt, I). ?h?w sndihthl.J Mulltns. V Womlerly, 8nrah Power, F K Martin, of llalifbx. T C. Kinncr, of ditto, and 306 in tlie at nag" I'iciiitwith Tnk Isniawa. An extrn from the Fort Mnth (Aik.) A ate, dated Oct. fl *ays ?Insist night m wa wa? recciv ? d from Fort Arbuckle t?v" Capt A Mont turnery. Quarter master at the po*t near th a place, hy a. |. iter rem iJeut. Powell. First nfintry sn I (j iaiierma*. ter nt F rt Vrbttrkle, giving an aroouat of a battle bo twrci ii a ill i n hrniiat of the Bectmd rs; alrv. Cntted 8tatea armv. ?i t Ibe Cntniiurhcs, in which Lieut Van Camp and four nun were killed, ;ui I M.i|or Van Porn wounded, one ?mB missing and ten wounded Forty of the (Yitnanchoa were ftmnd derid on the Held, and it ,t not known how jgiallj ;?' V ' c .inb'd Mukn Met'(lug of tile KI. hilt Ward D?-iiu? rrary. Hl'KKCH OF (IKNKRAI. H1KAM WAIRKilMiK, THE I'F.O PI.K'a CANDIDATE KOK THE THIRD COMIREHaiONAE DlhTKICT. In accordance with tlio call publiHhoU in the Her a id of yesterday niorniug, it mass meeting of the Fightb ward democracy was held last evening, on the .-urner of i'rtncc and Mercer utroeti*. A gubsutuiial platform waa erected on a portion of the o|ion rpace, and a considerable time before the meeting wun called to order the whole of the ? pace on and aronud it waa crowded. Ever) w .. low within hearing distance wan thrown open. m l . t. had several upcctators of the proceedings A tine ban which had been engaged for the oc- rsion made the street.! must eal with the performance of out'* ?!' their best-elections, and when the speaking n\< r there was a grand dl? jilay of fireworks. I .1 eg the m cting the platform w.uj illuminaied with immense trunsptreiieies thai lit op tire streets to a ronsiderti' e distance beyond the limits of tho cr vd Mtogether, n p-nut of numbers, euthuHitisni and respectability, it wns one of the most successful meetings which has been held this season, and augurs mo?t favora bly for the success of the people's candidate. The meeting wns organized by the appointment of Mr Joel It. Fox as President, after which Colonel Harrison introduced General Hiram Walbrtdge, who was received with the most enthusiastic demonstrations of applause. When silence was restored he addressed the masses. After speaking at length on the issues involved in the ap prow hiug i*tale canvass, urging a speedy > ouipleti<ai of the canal enlargement and a revision of our State constitution, General Waihhiwik remarked:? This vust assemblage deinoMtrates the interest felt by the rlA ' democracy of the Third dtati i-fln Die manlier In wlii- h noinlna ?Jons hare recently been made in this city, and also demon ?.(rale* tbal whatever Opiiilona corrupt and Igning polltl"Una may entertain, Ibr people are always ready and wilting to Co justice to those who have faithfully endeavored to properly discharge whatever public duties uuiy have been coiittded to tin m. I am not liiaeiialble to the rnotlv es that have iin|S'!lcd your gathering H is b> resist the aliamelees manner In wbi.-h caudldab * arc now Torn d by corrupt politicians on the con ti n evil. ? deuce ut the pcopla? an evil, unless speedily arrested, which must terminate iu the inoal disaatrouju-oiiaeipieucea, and uiitire iHRra ly change the rhurartcr of our rcputwran lnstttuUons. The un blushing effrontery with wlilcli officeholders attempt to Inter fere w tit) the legitimate dunes ot the people has become the crying political evil of our times. The passion for pubth' em ploymi nt. Instead of the less rxclung and mure peaceful pur suits o( private life, is every w here grow ing, and to this is mainly attributable the Increased power which office holders usurp unit have been constantly absorbing. This unjust and Impertinent Interference, of the. office holders in the ailairs of the people attained a culrni lilt lisle natiug point III the t'onvontion which assembled at Ibu Filth Ward Hotel last week, and placed in uoiiUnaiion die Hon. Daniel K. sickles, whose acceptance was in direct violation of iiibwmm mo which ho m p< tihmslj owttrod, Mil the substantia! hcnetils of which he bid received when ho wiut elected a member of Congress. Of the twenty Are delegate* composing that assemblage, nineteen are in nubile, employ ment *nd pensioners upon the public crib. Tbe democratic party has aurvtvid many coiittl-UIn whs h It has been eugag ed. It has ttlwuys responded to the welfare and prosperity of the people i but with all Its strength, H will I sable to bwr op against this unjust Inte rfrrenrn by tbe people's servants in what properly belongs to thu people themselves. In the lime of Mi Jefferson such su interference In the affairs of tbe p<-.pie l-y lb- --Hi- < iiol-lers would l-avi 1-ceu denned audi-lent cause lor a removal fromoll-ee. la-t us not hope lint, with our inrreased ttcUtUes tor trade, lor commerce, and for mauuu. tine we have not grow u less - a refill for lb" Is-uor of tin* coun try than those who have rone bsAvt us. leu -is rather hope, thut the great body of the people, engaged in the humble pur suits ol private lite, have Inst indt.ly allow e.l an evtt to spring up which tbey will eradicate wheucvcr aroused The Amen can people are a gallant and IKIItlMi people, and KM will not long permit the pensioners upon their bounty to dictate to them as to the manner they should dis charge their political obligations, and to designate tin ate who are to become tbe recipients of public tarnr In iliis glorious old Third district the only ami the serious -tuestion int ohed In lb-' action ot this pa- kod t'uatoiii lluuae. convention is. whether tbe intelligent and independent democratic mouses hi >? prepaied to yield all obedience t<> those who fatten upon their bounty?those whom they have planed In power, and who thus seek to "oldie them w lib obnoxious ean-li-lates We must arrest this evil before, tt ts too late. 1 conscientiously believe w?- neTcr "ball enerrlae our legltin ite share -if billuen-'e In the.publicnounrlia until we have overthrown the fraudulent maimer in which candidate) are n- w forced upon tb-- people. M.r can we do It dm tng the rears we are engaged in a 1'resl d-'i-ttal struggle, the magnitude of tbe ts?u<s then In volve-l, the high *n ilemeul that the* perva-les the deposit "' country, olteu cause the voter to depoatt Ida vote without carefully at iuUi-uting the candidates lor the l-wal or even tottrrrauonai office?the whole Interest con ,. t.i ilv * of the Presidential -'--ntest. !>?? you lituiore wl-y the Ho'llh, wle-?* numerical strength ui population is greatly Interior to the North? whose fortunes for l>- general diffusion of knowledge sre limited when compared with those ol Ike North?has been enabled thus larloe?ere|?e surh a nrepon lersttnn mtlueiice in our oituoiisl admtntslra lion at Washington." i he answer may be reudliy tound in their superior m< lhf*t of designating rainlldatr-s for popular favor 1 here 'he ev-rrupt. fraudulent, ba" ' ' " ' ** ' corrupt, fraudulent, ballot bos stuffing and shoulder hitting eonventhiii system la unknown. Th>- - au-Udate tor public Htvor is* presented directly to the suttra ges of th*' people?u? corrupt and eorr-ipttug caucus V resenting htm fresh fi-tn its d-ue-rall/arg ass?tati-ms t la Rue, tin In-1 eas? .1 farillllt s far surcess in private Ul? and business amid tbe larger population ot tbe North present otlcn tlmrs greater attrsctlors lor tbe achterrment of fame and for tune than are to be found in tin- tyoulh or In pubis life Iters the counting ro-an, tbe sterile, though remunerative labors of the bar. the fasctnaUons d art and manufactures, the pleaaura Me evcllemriit alleiiilanl upon trade, business and commerce ail these arc In grrntrr profusion at the North, and "Mart many of the noblest of our rising young men: but still the far ? greater power egrrrtacd. when the population Is numerically < onsblered l-y the South may lie Iraced to IU superior method In tbe designauou nt raudidalca. There the candidate is sub jet ted to the iuui-etilate scrutiny and interrogation oTtk e peo I the i l-le, is- pa- ketl w-nventlon e-?nilng i-etw sen lite people and their wishes Within the laal few yeara another practice has ob taincd iu the North, of selecting candidates for public station who have not expressed their opinions upon lis- nubile -pie* tlons that will properly be the subject ol their official action, i regan^ffif pratuce sa pain" aa in. affiff aa tending to Ml Stations with subordinate man. luoat Jentoral i/iug to tbelr constituencies, and dragging from its proper I eh -stum the true dignity of representative g-neminent We bai r a right to know Lu auvaueethe oplusms of any man [ prescn'ed for our audragea on anv -iu-sljun thatraay probanty - on -- before liiin ft-r action Thla la tho -llatlnguiahtng feature | i-l our free Institution* and when, from corruption or other - w l*e, we -lealre bla rem - ,?|, our a-ltnirai-le aysrsm of govern i. - 11 protein th- necnsv.rv way to effect It not by TlnlrMIs t --r bit*slatted?l-of --ver vS-tsfe-t rights ai-l ilin alenr-l lib--rtiea ? but by the stn-i-ir ogcu- jr of the ballot box ? That wrapon that ?mea down as still Aa ?u<>* tlak-'S fall upon the a-si. Hut eirrutra a freeman a will, As itghUnng -lues the will of tiod. Rbul! wr l.r Ira* careful In thr ar lection of ib .w elm arc to r?l'twrit lit In the < ourwll* <>f tkr nation, where Ike public lll#tueaare to be |iretertnl, than In ae|r< ting Iboae who are- Pi lu.rrhnige ui our o?n prime ordinary aenrallnnii * Thee" MttmeiiSt homo to naaa individual*?< MUtcui of *pW Yoik and of the I nl-at There la not a fn tarr In our Htate who dor* not midirrrt hl*alTaii* 11 b>make Ibem tell with Ibe iroalMt pfli ct upon Ma pmaperWy ||p r*l*ea the he*> crop anil avail* lilmerlt of thr rradh at market* rtere I* not a tua haul* who iluiudi.1 bia tag' nutljr hi clrn utility ,.nd p.. * .u< ?? to tin' work of hi* hard* Thl* prior .pip p?i? *.1p? the who)* mvnaife mailt at thiae n> .innf.n turr* uhlli. lib- anrhanttnant, pour out daily tlir rrratmna o| their tnarh'iiprjr. dlrc-trd hr Intrllri t ami t u.n.f hand*. Ibrrt- la nut a men bant that dor* not ot.M-rip thr line o( tradr. attend to thr imMm of di maod and eupplr. Thr rvporu and Import* hi hi* hnr of trade air ?tumbled rithram and judgment. and tlir nirr i hunt i ruin aof our grvvt rtty for skill and drrnilon to Un lr l.ualnra* art not hp. til Indrad. I should or tb.*i *r* tlx fi rp|m-*??to dlm-ltogi ur redundant supplies to Ibe br?t mar k*t* of Dip wotkl (hi. Indeed, Big lih ti.lv ah' anion* ua ail lane not a dirrrt personal intrit at aa ati Individual uirmix r of I hi* muni, leant*. aa a . Itiseu of llip Plate. and of Ibp UiiKui In thr |?'lltlr*rntir*t|ona. whenever wr votiteniphiletLctaeTRaDle ^i ath ao<11 m anatl lilt* of thr rrpuhll. Hot poo mar Inuulie thi*(vbMIn ?d thing* ?l I not work hi the o.timatp ruin of the r. puUIr No .tanger nr. t he tearcd a.' lung a* a flwr, III drpt nd? nt and md re tuijiellxd pn -i remain* to arouse thr dor ?nanl ni< igfc * of the people for It naa Up-"Xi.i'ttxii of 'hr phtl'septic J'ffrtw.n ?tnr" confirmed by r.nrrlenee. that r.rri am may IP Dd. rat. t if truth and rraa.u arr frrr hi m tiibat It Oentlrmaa. I drairr y<?. to i.ndrr etand me- I an l uuMading f"r ptmr Hghta and privilege* aya lot an oligarchy of eholdrrs win lath n M ?.nir jaiitnisa ami who *eek to dtrtate to yon whom you shall designate to represent ymt in thr national toftatolwre. A lew "f inielpety abottld harp dlrhtt.*d that, having hern taarmi d toi'rtWt'nec by row bounty. they abntild n .t ?tln* thr hand of Htrlr lienrf*. tor. A nl In f'<mgra?? t* only hoe- mt ip whrn ~"-ured by bt>0"rib|e and wonhv means. II* bonrat. wtaU.* iuria>t>eia of uetgbhortag Kiutxa. and of yoi.r own Wat. a ill Uitoluntar t.y alirtnk Imm Mantotm whh an* wb<we path* ay I* narked by thr violation of prt.at" hi nor. brtauae. grnUrtnro. it la as Imi.wwible tn atrm thr tirent of thr no. ? ttii.ua Niagara t.y llil. a.iigia arm aa to ha* for public \lrtur where private h 'uor I* aaert ticed nl thr ?briar nf unwarrantable atnt.iUuo. ITUtinp'rui la n<4 mi.frrrd alt* a)a t.y oflh r In maty a iu.tr liemlrt and around many a humble hearth'ton" arr ?>n g regaled b"unt hrarta who have never known nr frit the Toi.alnga for idT.rr. AbMirl.nl In tlx li "own til.* house* and in their e?t? tided buainra* relatione, thr merchants sad bnel tip*a mitt ot th!e eitj may not tvk'- thr nerc*'.ry steps to arrest thr dowanard trndi rtcy # put In. aflaii* But la-t them iiutl.tr art that popular degeneracy ia thr invariable prwuraor of (roll tlpl mafcaruwi t, an 1 thet no oeojda < ?n rrt*o, .hrf, freed -n af^r thpy haterrnardto br tnd tf' rrnt to tta pdfprtuilv. flrrat ?a ha* been our proeprrlty. rapf I aa h ia firm our growth, ?nd amrrtll.. Pl.t a* l? our i.map* < t tofuttnp mir ta?a? herr gull mure rapidly tm rraai I oar U> paih. rpra hair multiplied The di elrr ft r 'dtip hue beiotnr ontrtraal- I' it nudr the axrnne, not td wi I t to wealth, and, iio'paaa...., arrretad will tertnlmtr h. thpottrlhri n id the Ubertlea of thr. only free people upon eat th. Thrtuighout It:* ?perch (.t n-ral Walhrklgc wntt inter ruptrd mB rii-rntrd hortta of i ntbu?-^atir appl.itiar, and at Ihr rhmnf hi* addr.a* the uhnio a'aemliing^hatlcd hta ttiitir with loud and rrpraK d <hecr? m the n*TCandida to in C'?f rrm for thr Third dietrirt Th*. meet ag waa Mibteqtiently addrrapeil by Mr Vfild and ?overat (dhera itflprwbhb It arytntrned with three cheer* for their hominre. A |ir<icr*? on waa thrti formed, which, with banner*. Inn Itr* and illuming!into puradrd through nercrhl atreet* ta Uic liitritt with the grc ite*t cnUiuatavni Political Intcltlfcncc. Fot ettk.*TH Co.*un*uqo*AL Dteratrr ?Hon F.r*?tat Dor clog wan nominated for rc electioa toCongrcew bf a demo rratie row^niton beW In Albany on lb.' Idth inst Ih.rat^^^p fiaa.?At ? democratic meeting at fine in nati ft. eoTY, there waa a traoaparcoey with Ihia iB*crt|t tmn ? 1N0 nOCfiLAS AND ORR. A.* Ou> I.mi Wbki ?Thm cognomen ha* hum u*e I ao often that tt haa lot* th.* mgnifleance and recite* taiulity which waa once attached to it A genUert ?n of A hatlt, probably Edward Bate*, who at ooe t me tou?i lered it an hoaor to be ao *t. led, ha* lately become Ui*git*t' I with the 4>uac of the bum He gave a detail too. tyl Ike tamo eraf, of what he oonfidera aa old line wb.g of ibe pre aeat day He ?ay* he I* a man who tubm hia liquor refit larly, and rote# the democrat c t ? kct ooehetoaally. Tw* laidA** Amtu a t'MTT.n Rr .ra* HgaATWt ?.-a nator Eiteb, of Indiana went to enjoy a buf ilo hunt on the Cheyenne river, but with hie fnrty waa att ut*at i.y a l and of Yaokton Iutliiiui. .ho rote litem out oflbet u ftwy THE ARIEL OFF CAPE RACE. FOUR DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE. CONDITION OF THE ATLANTIC CABLE. STATE OF THE MARKETS. Ac., Ac., Ac. S*r Johvh, N F , Oct. It, 1868. Th.< Vandorbllt t'nited States mail uteamxhip Ariel, Capt I.udlow, from Bremen and Havre, via Southampton Oct. 8, pukxcd Cape Rare on Sunday, the 17th mst., at 5 P. If. Her new* reached here to day. The Artel has 260 poxs-mger* for New York. There in no improvement In the working of the Atlantic cable at Valentin. The Submarine Telegraph Company have issued propo alx for ?160,000 additional capital to lay two cables, from Hull to Klbea in Hanover, and Tunning in Denmark. A meeting is to he held at Paris in November to nriAko arrangement* for tlie cotntlrtietion of a cauul across tho xtl.mus of Suez. The specie in the Rank of A nutria amount* to ?11,000,000 sterling, and the apgrcpnte amounts held in the bank* of England, France and Auatria urn Ave million*. (A word i*omitted m the despatch.) Tlie Western Hank luix made a ??all for one hundred ad ditional shaiea for the first of November. Tie n were large quanlilu s of tea at Canton waiting tbo ro-oprmng of trade for exportation. Trade had been a* Fumed at Shanghnc. Kuinurx were atloat tliat there were two French xhipa ot' war at Lisbon, demanding the restitution of Charles (Jeorge. The King of lionmark wan quite .11. I/ird Elgin w-.us at Japan, and United States Ceuimu) sinner lteed at Shanghai. Affair* at Canton were in a most unsatisfactory slute. Cholera had appeared among the Chines., army. COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. [RT TKIKOKAPH TO MUI TBAMPTON. ] Ijvmmoot, Oct. 6, 1868 LONDON MONEY MAKKKT. Consols dosed on the 6th Inst at 98 a 98for money and account LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET. The market for cotton i* quiet but steady at tbe rates reported per Africa. The sale* of the last thron day* foot ?l> 21.000 bales, of which 1,400 were on specula tion and a similar amount for export. Mesrra. Richardson, Spence \ Co., however, say that the fair and lower qualities have Wn offered to the trade at a slight reduction frcm former price*. STATE OK THAPE IN MANCllKSTRll. The Manchester market exhibited but little activity, but there was no change in rates. LIVERPOOL BKKADHTVFK8 MARKET. Messrs. Ricliardaou, Spcnce k Co. report dour as having a declining tendency, with prices a little easier, though nominally un( hanged. The market clewed with a ten dency still downward. Wheat dull and nom nally nn rbanged; Western white is quoted ,,t C* 3<l. a 6a. fld , and Southern at 7s a 7s. 5d. Corn dull and quotations nouii nAl, yellow, 33*. Ad a 34 Th-re are large quantities of Hlark Sea gram in tho market, which are selling at a de cline in all grades. LIVERPOOL PRO VIRION MAKKKT. Beef la heavy. Fork quiet. Bacon dull and price* weak, with but little inquiry lard dull|at 60*. a 61*. Tallow slow of sale, but price* unaltered. LIVERPOOL PRODICK MAKKKT. Roain is dull, and inferior descriptions of common are selling at fie Kkt at*. Spirits turpentine steady at ilk* ltd. a 39a. Sugar quiet. Coffee quiet. Rice steady. Ashe* quiet at 31s. 6.1 for |*>t* and 32s 6d. for pearis. Cod oil dull at 38? fid. a 34*. Phiiad. Iphia pork 9s 6.1 a 9s W. Baltimore do. 6s. tkl. a 7*. LONDON MARKET.". Prime old wheat is unchanged, while inferior is lower N'ugar is steady. Tea tlrm. Coffee unaltered. Tallow Qiiu American flour ateudy. Cotton steady, Roller Intelligence. The ! jit* a mm it to Kmxn a l umurrnxx ? Peter L. llerrien, the rraxy Frenchman, who attempted to shoo'. Rev. Murris P. C. CrawfPrd. pastor of the Matfcodist Kpiacopnt i hurcli in Thirty fourth street, on ttunday even ing, wan brought l?cforr Just ce Qiia< keuhuab at the Ho c?n<l Inatrwt Poller Court yesterday, ami there examined on the above charge Mr. John lone of Vo. 1M Wvat Thirty fourth street, made an affidavit against the pri roller. detailing the fai la. aa already publish# d In yewter day * Hmuu-, upon the strength of which the uumistral* committed the aeru.-cd to the Tombs for trial. That Ber run ir rra*y there i* hut little doubt. Ilia conduct and general appearance juet.rka the belief that lie la a more fit ruby-el for a htn.itic asylum than a prison. Am an cri d< f.re i.f hi? inranily the following copy of a letter (found in hi* hand when arret ted) la gtv n ? flrSTiaasn- Hi# with the deepest emotion* that I appear before OJa ???eml.ly Thl? l? ihr '?onse'p.cner of several rear* ncwtem-aof'tlnai j autb-ring* In the nam- of IhrM, whom you adore, I have M>me rtrht to apeak here You hare aeen 1 hrtat for the laet tline rru' tned. hi* enraU before your ere*, vei" hate had knowledge of th- thorough application of the (an of Christ I - ? ? h? human h<-irt That law lia* been rrgu larly tnivrrveed upon my heart with the principle of a dagger, though l< aa dlreetiy Muui indlrertly *1111 aurh M la, aa true aa the BtMrfand* true. I have I.renin ihUKhiirrfc thrr. time*? Ible I* the fourth The fart Inn time* I waa m .< h pleaatal wllb the clergyman'# aperrh the third tinu I waa Insulted by another clergyman Th" genllrman ur k? a gisai d?*I about ihumtnl float* lal no.tt*ia tie ?*ld. ' Tb?rc I* a man who came to thin rouatry a rrnr aimpe onr he aagbl IB he a#hnin?d, but h- la not aalii.nte I at aft. for li r>-i| ulred aopowtrful a atrength to a few ?hilling' he t* not aaliaiued at all. fur I told you UmI It waa the power of llot." gor that very reaaoo | aupported patiently, during wveral yearn, the moat tcrri'le, uiuuat and r.tmlnai suffering. phv l< il and moral for I thought It waa In I "half of humanity, and there waa a I'm* limited b> H. but at the a? pointed I me. In thdatWut Ui trnllur* and comratgona. and tan aacf-d right of man, there waa only perlkly and <lec< ptmn Hating ihu* (coaled llwlr ac la, and tnA being able to rely on to'hlPK. they baeoblu-rd me Intake anna (My lime had le?n fulfilled In KntayeWlin T ' tune to America.! I on tie men. ttoa I* neither reltgi n nnr . I>llitalion 'hie I* Intrlgun and treachery (Votn |m.imp - i r?: -u! io-d In v mr re ?pet t to be prej'tdlcal to nae anolhet a Inn-real loatcod 'if leing henelaJal to all. by a great and mutual Intel eat, Important enough to bring tl>r nubile oplnl-u loth" higbeet pitch To thoae who mu1esii<h trraehernu* and brutal calculation#, f should ad. lac Item to< ollert th"lr pumhoraand Ifd hack toaea In a notch It ha* beneficed the public health, moral nr material. When a man Is roaaled alive to lie* flume of electricity, and aftrr having aultrred martyrdom for yrara and betrayed are, tb< y will perhaps kill me entering the aecood time,or refer toa time aid-li abaft never letne Fr?*m ?arh uninat and frrociou# aria f feel compelled to pro teat pi.bltelv and energeth ally -.gait.at H Having e#rpe?tfy ath-vtt the wt-ltare of mar,kind, the oecu rfty ..f (ami tea ** well at ladletdtialr I cannot afhp longer In thtataler position. I < all on the con#, lenee of every foment man and true patriot In lend bt* support to W I* order t m, 1. rj ? b> whom II la du" for b-iraanhy and ChiM'a sake. 1 m.?t reapeetfullv and milt humbly appeal ... the rierry ard gnremment of the 1 nlted State, to aeule the > Ivo the I hi l?t lila apouae, which baa been ylun Iwfote (lid and man, and a ho b he baa acquired at the price of hta Mnod, for the edtfieatton of the rhurrh. The r" I Itaath n of the bnartf .l telegraph eable, whb h unite# the two rontinenta together fot the , ademption and pew* of the nor M MeM. (XT IT. 18? Arkkst or Aumikii Pi?itiiinirr??James Riley John fi'Xt-al and Frank Foley wrre tmhd ye*tcr lay by Po llceman llursrl of the Taint.'lb |tre< im t on < barge of picking the porkrf of Mr* f>rolitie t;*r*ner. <4 N'o 327 Seventh avenue, and stealing fr"t? Iter a |a?rtenMiona?o a NkMMV twenty dollar#. Jn#Moe fgmMkoabuah .-ooi mittrd the pr-ror't rt for cramlltal on. Mra M TV I>.-.v ctt|->r? had h-r porkrt plcke.1 of a portetnoimatc mtitaining nimly dotUia yoalerday while riding in one of the Sikth avenue iiae of omntbuae*. A getdtoman in the afage ..ba. rved the |nckp?irkel * move n.enl.a, and mllared h m juat aa ho war mak ng ha escape Out or the door The priaotn r wa# han'lod over lout" to'kw, a- l on Itelng brotmht to the JrfTerron Market lb>ilrc Court be u a* moimttted for trial Th* stolen pro pern wn* recovered The prison* dropped it on the sent will n detected horipg thereby to em ap* detection, hut fntluiialely flic trek did not -ucveed Corottera* Inqtaeafa Veatordny. The O.roocrs were notified to hold tn^ueats n the Ibl OW ng i ase? yerterday ?In the rase of Levi Rptrea, who led at lb* New York Hospital from the effects of injuries received on Rnturdsy, by falling Into a well hole at the orner of Grand street and the Bowery: on the body of in unknown man found drowned at pter Mo. 2 North ?ircr: also upon the body of s men nsme.l McManu*. who ell overboard from the steamer Broadway and was irowoed, shoot a week ago. The Coroners were also x tided to h<>lfl sn inqite*! ttpon the body of an unknown man found drowned at Tubby Hook also in the cass of l.outaa l.fftn, a child two rears old, who died Irom the ef fect* of burn* recrlred Itv Mir accidental evploatoti of a burning ftmici Ijmp Mary Yigue, a woman of intemperate habits, reaidmj at Vo 141 Washington street, died Vtiter day under somewhat suapa Ions clrcnmat?cek ins poiirs report that the droaie' died from tha sneets of a Fall rxdu d while ipt. t eatcl but the ne.ghhor* think I, , ,.,,t p . i t ? . Th inquest u It. * sac will be hold to day So*in Holla woman of dlamilstt habits ri aiding at Mo. MM Water street, died at Rellevu* Hospital fit 10 I be effects of ixiuries ropMsd to bars t em r< ec\ < u at Ihe ' in.la of t' man who kept the tie nae lout in du ea-ed rt-jidetl twowr Ferry will 'iivest'gal* ihe matter to day.