Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 6, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 6, 1842 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. ' X?w York, Friday, May ?, 1844. Hksaovu..?The Hi *?l? Office is remotwl to the spacious and central building at the curaer of 4'ulton and Naaaau streets, ? here all lulvertiaemeou and subscriptions < are received. Also, orders receive,I lor printing oi every , description. ?r {.SJ- Av Aum wanted for Providence. R. I., tocirculatu j the Daily and Weekly Herald. None need apply unless one wko can ruuiurm with our tcrma ol payment in advance, 11 aa no oredit will hereafter be given. <? Hiram Ship Calrilonla. This steamer which was to have sailed from Liverpool on the 19th uli. had in>i reached Boston on ' Wednesday afternoon at five o'clock, .^he may " have arrived there thai night or yesterday, however, j1 It ao, we shall receive her news early.thbi morning, and an Extba IlcK.ii.n will he issued immediately. 1 tut; i iiik.i r Abolition National Cohv?ntiom fob a a Dis> n.1 tio.n iif i ilk. Sacked Union.?w? under- t stand that very extensive preparations are making > for holding the Great National Convention for dis- j solving (lie 1'niou ot the States, and subverting the ? present form of government. In Philadelphia and Boston these efforts are stirring up, and n?xt week ( we shall have them here from all parts of the coun- | trv \\ i* have not vet heart! where thev are tiihnhl this revolutionary assemblage?but?at* noon as we can learn it shall be made public. This motley crew of traitors are beginning to come in. The black and white abolitionists will be pretty well provided for at the ensuing Anti-Slavery Meeting. Eight ladies have offered to accont- | module about fifteen oach, at 50 cents per day.? i Three gentlemen'will entertain^about 20each,at from 62 1-2 ceuts to $1. There will Go crowding work. Some will have to lie on the floor, some will have to bundle?blacks and whites are to be received without distinction. The Barclay street Temperance House will take fifty at 5 shillings per day, being crowded. The Graham House will also take a lew white; ones. Among other matters a marriage between a beautiful mulatto girlund a white abolitionist, is to come off in this city on the 13th of this month. On the whole, we expect curious events next , week, growing out of this Convention. It is true, a , notice has heen promulgated here, by a few persons, professing to be abolitionists, disclaiming any purpose to " dissolve the Union.'' This is nothing but a ripple?chaff to the wind. The great mass of the abolitionists, black, white, and brown, are out and out " repealers," "and revolutionists." Tliey present the spectacle, as they call it, of a moral revolutionary party. It will be a strange spectacle, truly. new Common Council.?Exact State of Things. ?According to the best information, and the most recent intelligence from the clubs and caucuses ot both "the houses," the new Common Council will ( present a tie of 8 to 8, next Tuesday, but how that condition will terminate no one can tell. , There are three disputed wards?the 6th, 8th and , 12th. The Mayor will swear in the democrnts ol , the 8th and the whigs of the 12th, because they have ] the regular certificates?hut the 6th he will refuse, j and thus leave it to each Board to settle. The great ] difficulty will take place on the sixth. From the , first to tilth, there is nothing but plain sailing?but at the Sixth, the fight will commence. Some suppose that the organization of the new Board will j never get beyond the Sixth?hut that only allows UK' old Hoard to hold over, lor it whole year, if the ( new one can't wttle it sooner. Tuk Hon. Tom Marshall's Speech last night. 1 ?The speech of this gentleman last night was one of the most thrilling things that has been heard in a 1 long time. He rose at a quarter past nine, and concluded at 23 minutes past 10 o'clock. Consequently | it was impossible to write out his speech in time for ] the firs! edition. The whole of it, however, will be 1 found in the second edition of this day's paper. Marine Court.?This is the only Court of Record in the State, where seamen can lay their grievances j before a jury and obtain redress in a civil action, j Persons having demands against others to the extent ( of $HN) can also go there, and, in propria persona, prosecute their claims. It was established under a State law, uad consists of three judges and a clerk, who are entitled to no compensation except what is derived from their fees of oflice. There are forty jurors summoned every week to this court, tines for non-attendance to which are directed to be paid over to the city government towards the maintenance of the poor. A peace officer was formerly kej>t at the Court by the Common Council, whose duty was to preserve order, enforce the payment of fines. Arc., but the situation was abolished two years since and the Court is now without such, and jurors attend, or net, as they please. We understand but seven could be obtained to try an iin|?ortani cause on Friday. Such things should not be. Where's Tom Lloyd. Cars and Cabmen.?The insolence, injustice, and extortions of these fellows are becoming even more intolerable than those of their predecessors in brutality?the venerable hackmen. We have received a number of incidents which must be told very soon. In the meantime, let every sufTerer take the number and report them to the Mayor. Tiik Lion ok thk week ?The Hon. Tom Marshall of Old Kentucky is the lion of New York for this week. The sensation he lias created is most tremendous?greater than Mr. Clay could stir tip any day. The C.reat Race.?Our hotels are crowding full with the bloods of the south, who come hither to witness the race between Hoston and Fashion next week. Tile horses are on the ground, both in tine order and condition, and every thing now looks like a great race, a great assemblage, and great sport. , Represses.?We are indebted to llarndon Ar Co., Adams Ac Co., and the officers of the Cleopatra, for ' Boston papers in advance of the mail. To the latter \ also for slips from Newport. j Mrs. Wright's New Hoarding HursK is Hroadway.?In another column will be found the au ii iiiru'i iiifiu <>r nit* opening hi mis pj?iimi<i fsi.ii>* hshmont, at the corner of Broadway and Cedar at., embracing numbers 137 and 13P Broadway. The entrance is a new door leading up an easy flight ot Mnire, on the right of which, 011 Broadway, in the lathes' drawing room, furnished in a most tasteful manner. On the left is the large dining room, 12 feet long by 24 feet wide, elegantly furnished, where daily two dinners are served up, at I o'clock and at 34 o'clock, in the best style of a celebrated arti$te who lias had twenty years experience in London, | Havana and New Orleans. The lodging depart- I rnent is arranged throughout in suits of rooms, con- 1 siating of parlor, bed room and closet adjoining.? The most experienced waiters and servants nre in attendance, and in yverv direction Mrs. W. evinces ' her determination to conduct the house on a supe- 1 nor scale. _ (0- The Rev. Jons M\kkit i? stitching up the broken garments in Boston, lb'has almost abandoned Washington, as a sink of corruption?and he is right.; tifitl.?The weather yesterday. Every thing looked bright and pleasant. B lARDtNO.?Every thing is coming down, so must this business too. Boarding is as high now, with flour at jj'fi. us when it was fH<> or $12. How goes it on beef 1 Senator prom Vermont.?<?ov. Paine, has ap point.- l SimuelC. Crafts. Senator in Congress Iroiu that St,it*,to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Judge Prentiss. Oc?\Ei>.?TiieCanil between B dl'alo and Black Rock. The water was let in >>n Wednesday. Breach in the Cimns<wk.?Tuere ha* been a breach in the < lennesee Vidlry ( anal, near Mount MorrH. Navigation will be suspended several days in consequence thereof. Jiurral Meillng ofthe Sew York Wu?hln|f fon Trni|wrmirr Society, In tne Urvcntl. >Irlh<MlUl Chunli, Inst nlgHt?One llrlgaile of tlie Cold W?l?r Army. Large as is the well known Methodist Church in rreen-street, in which the celebrated Robert Newon made his dtbut 111 this city, its ample space was illed last night upon the above interesting occasion. Ind, contrary to the tenor of the nughty meeting t the Tabernacle the previous evening, a majority f those present in the Green-street Church were males?young women, belonging chietly to hat industrious class, which hv some miserable gieians has been termed the " humble class" if society. Certainly they were evidently not o wealthy as the females present at the Tabernacle, nit what they wanted in money they most amply mule up in beauty, in the rich glow and fresh bloom >f health on their cheeks, anil doubly added lustre ind sparkling brightness of their eyes, and in that xipiisite symmetry of form which those females vho work for a livelihood always possess to such a liuch greater extent than the daughters and wives >f the wealthy takan as a class. There were a large number of all classes of society present upon this interesting occasion, but in both male and female the industrious and useful classes predominated. All the seats in the body of the house were filled; so were those at the sides; m> was every seat in the gallery ; and a great number had to stand up in the aisles. Still, notwithstanding the large number present, this church is so admirably constructed, and ventilated, that it was by no means unpleasantly warm, although the extreme reverse is invariably the case, winter or summer, in a crowded meeting at the Tabernacle. The accommodations for reporters here were most admirable, Cor which the society and the chairman deserve the best thanks of the press; for at most public meetings in this city, the reporters and their accommodations are the least thought of, instead of being the tirst, us they ought to be. All the seats in the centre of the church were reserved for the females, and a beautiful, cheering sight it was to see the compact mass of cheerful, youthful, handsome faces which they presented on this occasion. In the front seat of the centre gallery ant the members of lire company No. 33, with their signal lantern. The interior of the church was slightly but very appropriately decorated ; in front of the centre gallery were two llugs ; one was a female in a cheerful cottage, with a child in her arms, and two or three beautiful children playing around her, und the name above her of the "The Happy Wife." The second flag was, we believe, that of a cooper heading up puncheons of rum. (.hi the front of the right gallery was a small significant white banner, on which was inscribed, "Beware of the first glass."? (>pposite to this, in front of the left gallery, was a banner, having on it a portrait of Washington in the centre ; around it were the words " New Yprk Washington Temperance Benevolent Association;" underneath it was the motto " Total abstinence from ill that intoxicates." A platform was raised in front .if and around the pulpit, 011 which were seated the lion. Tom Marshall, Mr. Briggs, Dr. Griscom, Dr. kirby (the Chairman) the Rev. Mr. Bangs, nnd several other distinguished individuals. At the back of them was a very large Hag, with an eagle rising aloft and a dove bringing an olive branch in its mouth to those beneath. In front of this Hag was the wellknown banner of the New York Washington Temperance Society, with a female figure standing in ihe centre, treading rum barrels, Arc. Arc. Arc. under ler feet, and holding in her right hand a scroll on which is inscribed tne following words, being lb# ;elebrated pledge taken by the five Baltimore drunk* irds when they lirst set this great ball in motion Pi.?:dof..?We, wlmse names are nnneaed, desirous of funning a Society for our mutual benefit, and to guard against a pernicious practice, w hich is injurious to our health,standing and families, do pledge ourselves as gentlemen, that we will not drink any spirilous or malt lipairs. wine or cider. Signed, 5th April, 39? The utmost order and most intense silence were "reserved throughout the whole evening, u striking feature of these great temperance meetings. The Chelsea Volunteers, and Fire Companies No. 33 and 37 were invited, but we only saw company No. 33 present. __ The chair was taken precisely at half |>ast seven by l>r. Kirby. He introduced the Kev. II. Bangs to the meeting, who delivered a very affecting prayer. L>r. Kirby then rose and snid, "Mr. Collins will fuvor us with a temperance song. Mr. Collins then sung the following temperance ode:? The Temperance Flag. r o. >1. asdrkwi. The Temperance Flag the Temperance Flag ! It is the banner of the free ; The Temperance Flag ! the Temperance Flag ! A11 emblem of onr liberty. That lhig proclaims us free from Rum, A foe we never will obey; That flag invites all men to come. And join the cnusivw ithout delay, The Temperance Flag ! the Temperance Flag It is the banner of the free, The Temperanca Flag ! the Temperance FIbr An emblem of our liberty. That banner tells of sorrow post, Of hope, that now prevails instead; Of grief, when Rum did hind men fast, Of joy, now that their foe is fled. No more that tyrant shall have sway, J And ruin those who serve him host; Alluring men 'till they obey, Kach tierce command, each sternfbehest. The Temperance Flag ! Ike. Ac. it tells of comfort to the poor, Of peace and safety to the rich; It brings contentment to the door. Where bitter strife ami anguish dwelt, Forever he that Flag display ed, Through all our country far and wide; Ne'er Washingtoniaii's, he dismayed, But still uphold it side by side. The Temperance Flag ! Ac. Ac. The President then introduced to the notice of the meeting the Hon. Mr. Batons, who thus addressed it :?"To drink or tot to drink, thnt is the question," and it is a question which involves morn of human happiness or of human misery ihan almost any other which can be presented to the mind. It is a question which now occupies to an unparalleled ealent, the minds of the community and ngitatwa more or less almost every land. The estent of thnt agitation am! th? ronsequcnom which have resulted from it evince the vast importanceof this question. The details connected with the wide-spread ravages of intemperance were loo wall kuown to require enumeration now. But sine* the agitation of this great question w hat a reformation has occurrod ! Ilahus have l>een changed?opinion line lieen changed?appetite hat been subjected to the voice of reason, and to the admonition* of conscience.? In tliu agitation of tlua <|i)estion, numberless individuals have been raised up from the very depth of suffering and degradation to respectability and happiness. These blessed fruits were now every where apparent all over this blessed country, and flourish gloriously in other lands- He was not sufficiently versed 111 tho statistics of temperance to enter at large on that topic, hut lie would reoal to their recollection the most gratily ing fact mentioned at a meeting in this city on the former evening, that luring the last year -.200,000 people had signed the pledge in thiscountiy. But that w as only one item in ths long pstologueof the blessings of the temperance reformation. But a few years ago the opinion that intoxicating liquors were necessary :uid useful was almost universal?but a wondrous change has come over the public mind on this point, and with it as wondrous a change of habit? And the change lias pervaded all rmiks and classes, and haseven extended to those in official station, and the remit has been the banishment of alcohol from the rations ?f the soldier. In the navy, the good cause is also pro grossing gloriously, and very many merchant ships now float the ocean without ardent spirits, except in the medicine chest. And this gnat reformation began in this country. America set tins illustrious example to the world All over k'.urope it is moving onward in prospcri ty and triumph. In Trance? in Prussia?in Germany? in distant Russia?in h.nglnnd?in Scotland?and oh ! how gloriously in old Ireland ! Ireland trodden down for ag>4 Ireland, generous hearted, oppressed Ireland! sfrug gling lor ages in the deep morass of degradation, and sinking deeper and deeper at every struggle ! She has at last plan'ed herself upon the rock of Temperance, and now she in rising from her degradation, and presenting herself to ih" world, u glorious example of a temperate nation ' No.iily six millions of her populstion have taken the pledge embracing all cla.sps, All ranks, all conditions ot people W ho can estimate the results of such a national movement ? Among the interesting anecdotes of the hi.-.., I results of the reformation effect. I through the in- i -M um.uitality o'. I .'her Matt,ew, h< Mi B i w onld r, lor to one. It w as thn'. of a poor Irish feia ale (? ,?ani ? |,n r,.. late,I her experience of the happy fruits of temperance at a putdie meeting. She w as the mother of four children and and for many years her husband had been grossly intern. |?>riite. He earned twenty-one shillings aw <-<-k l ie spent ,11 but six in drink thus leaving tits family almost destitute. At last, how ever, he joined the Temperance Societv and tin,tight home his whole u eek's ernmgs. ||? w ife feared this change would to but temporary, hut it eonliiimxt week after Week, and she saved, unknow n tu him. all but nx shillings ev cry we, k, till rh> had enough to purchase table, handsome ten things for it. six chairs new clothing tor herself, her children, end her" doa Jimmy." The new furniture she arranged in order, am having clothed herself uml children in their new apparel she awaited her husband's return front his weekly toil tie came?and language could not express the joy of th repentant aud reformed father. ' He wept," said the joy fnl-hearted narrator, " like a babv !"' (Applause.) Mi Briggs here related the experience of Mr. Ilawk ins, one of the honored Baltimore Helormed Drunk aids, hut as that has so frequently been before th public we omit it here. Mr. B. then proceeded?Then 1 idles and gentlemen, is a noble niotlu ipointing to n hat ner suspended from one of the sides of the gallery, an inscribed, " BcwsH'i thk First Glass!" Many, and I, among the rest, have advocated the doc trine that if abstinence from ardent spirits alone be prui ticed we are safe. But 1 hai e seen the error involved i this. 1 know many persons; those of intelligence and ri portability, w ho are in the habit of iudulging in the n* of wine and other light intoxicating not conside that it is dangerous for them to do so, hut 1 believe firml that they are mistaken, that it is as dangerous, and I thin that a full and fair examination of the subject will sa,isi' any reasonable individual that it is so. The mi derate use of wiue induces the habit which ri quires the constant use of excitement and it lead to intoxication, it produces intoxication if taken in an; quantity, and to the same ruingus and heart biiukiiq consequences us the use of ardent spirits w ill do. I knov a startling fact w hich bears on this subject, and w hirl has occurred within my ow n experience in these last fev years. It is the ense of an old intelligent and highly ri spuctod member of Congress, w ho sat in the house will uie. He was a christian by profession, and his coudtir also, and principles were those of a christian, lie was pure and devoted man, truly serving God. During a loin session of Congress he was ulflicted w ith a disease w hirl is very common in the southern climate, that's called th liver complaint; lie suffered much and severely froti this disease, and believed it was necessary lor him to tuk some stimulating liquor to enable him to perform his In liors. As the lu st w hich he could select, he chose wini and was in the habit of taking it regularly without think ing that he was in the least danger of becoming intempei ate, so fur was he from having been previously an intern penile man, Hint he was a member, if not an officer, of temperance society in the district which ha represented n Congress. I sat by him day In day ; I noticed the pre grt-ss which ho was making In the use of this intbxi eating liquor. The disease fed by it increased in stead of diminishing. He increased the quantity c wiuc, and he fell a victim (although the fact is not gem rullv known) not to the disease of the liver, hut to farworse, to the most horrible you eon think of; he fell victim to delirium tremens. Yes! lie died of deliriur tremens, surrounded bv all the horrors and terrors whicl surround the deutli bed of those alHicted by it. Let thos who are in the habit of using wine us a beverage look a this example, and consider whether they arc safe. I ri aeivud tin- account of his death from a near and persona friend who had witnessed his dissolution, and so totally tin know n aud unsuspected was his intemperance that hi II*..a*.. 1. D> ii it L* i,,iu*i, til nnv too till. tilivalniun u bn ntteml ed him ami this friend, his family even being unaequuinte with the fact. Oh, I beseech you "In-ware of the firs glass." How many young men, in the hoy (lav and bright nessof youth have )>eeu brought to ruin and dostrtictio: by that "first glass" of wine, administered probably in th social circle. This frequently repeated, would light th appetite for something stronger, and would lcud pet hap to the " mint julep;" and from that to brutidy and mi and whiskey. Then comes the oyster supper, followed lr the midnight debauch. Then in the morning there is th throbbing temple?the parched lip?the furred tougu and trembling hand. Then it loads to the grocery or ha room, to partake of the deadly ingredient which he mm have to steady his nerves, but which ruins his constitt tion and maddens his brain. He begins to neglect his be siness?his employer discards him?respectable pcopl begin to shim his company?he is out of employ muntno means of sustaining himself?he descends lower?h loses his self-respect?and when he loses that he is ver; near ruin and destruction?his friends begin to forsak him?he descends to the company of the lowest and mos dissipated?lie becomes ruined?and his reputation is en tireiy gone and beyond redemption. How many a parent' heart has been wrung with anguish by a course surh a we have described, pursued by a young man formerly e promise. Into how many families und dwellings, aud t how many hearths has not grief and desolation la-en eai ried by the ruinous course wc have described in tlii great city. We have become so accustomed to tlii sad spectacle from the frequency with which i occurs, that it has no longer any effect upon ttsoue passes it by us a thing of ordinary occurrcuc ?not requiring any great attention. * Conlemplau however, a young man with perhaps n hither?pet haps a mother?and perhaps brothers aud sisters, pursu ingsurh a course us this. You have probably all heard c that excellent and eccentric man, I)r. W. Taylor, of Hot ton, he who has received the well earned title of th" set man's friend, lie was once driving in the neightioi hood of the city, when his horse suddenly came t a dead stop, and on looking before him ho saw young man apparently very respectably dressed, ly ing in the road directly in the way "of his hurst He culled to him und asked him what he wa doing there. Ae replied?" He was studying philosc phy. Mr. Taylor told him it-was a bad place to stud; philosophy; and told him if he remained there lie woul' speedily find that the hoofof some horse would put an en to his philosophy. He turned back to the next house, am told them of the intoxicated young man who was lying ii the road. Now, I heard Mr. Taylor relate this story, rim it had the same effect upon his audience that this has upoi you?they xniilisl at the idea of a young man gcttinj drunk and lying in the road. Rut that young man had father and mother, and brothers and sisters. Think yoi they smiled?or that they laughed I A day or two subse quently to this event, a venerable grey headed old gentle I Mr I ?|,,r rrliitive to It,, bast. "Oh! Mr. Taj lor," exclaimed the oltl man, "In was my son, ami once he wns a gooij son, too. 1 sent hin to Cambridge College, he graduated there, and recaivei high testimonial* as to his character and abilities. Hut air, he fell into vicious company?and you now see wha he is I Oh ! cannot you aid me to reclaim and restor him 7" If this young man had reformed in the first it: stance, w ould this have la-fallen him I Would h have ruined himself; would he have overthrown the a foctionate expectation and blasted the bright and wo founded hopes w hich had been formed of his future ci reer? Ah ! my friends, tlu-re'nre thousauds and tens < thousands in whom this habit, this loudness for liquc now exists, and if it continues, if the habit is not now gc rid off will probably load to the same consequence*..Neither young men nor old men can do that which lis ruined and destroyed others w ithout danger to thcmlelvc of falling in the same manner. A man never becomes drunkard at once, and it is never without surprise and ai t>>nishment that a man discovers himself to be one.Tlie delusion is complete. The natives are the last to so their own situation, and if a friend u ho sees w ith ur biased eyes his condition venture to caution him, betake it as ulikind and almost an insult. I remember going t see a very estimable man who had exhibited habits of ir temperance, and had been engaged in a good mailt of wha are called frolics, and whose properts had begun to be irr paired. I commenci-d talking with him on tlie subject c Intemperance, and after some talk I aske.l him w hether i twenty years ago, any one hud told him what was nov his condition, would have occurred, would he have ht lieveil him 7 He acknowledged w ith tears in his eves thu he should not! Ho did not, however, give up the hald of drinking, and in a short time his property w as waste i ami his family broken up and scattered over the country ii search of a livelihood. 1'hese are not solitary cases; wouli that they were ? llew many melancholy feelings, hitte groans of anguish,> and how much sutk-ring and crime degradation and misery, have been caused by this fata liaTdt 7 Why is it so ! And why should it be so I Lome caution you again, "be wan of the first glass/ Where can the line tie drawn between temperanei and intemperance' How many glasses can yot take and still tie safe I of either wine, riim brandy, whiskey, or any intoxicating liquor. Yot commence w ith one indulgence which soon leads to a se cond ; the appetite grow s with indulgence ; you do not Consider yourself in aqy danger, ami consider yourself ir suited if some warm hearted temperance friend shouh warn you of the consequences until the delusion is fatally dissolved. Tho etrect of this indulgenre is the same or both the sage and the peasant. It has been frequently snii to be astonishing how men ot such talents, accomplish ments. and station in society, should become drunkards lilt strange, that if man is liungry lie should desire food And if a man has created this unnatural?torso it is ir every CMC?appetite, is it wonderful he should seek tr gratify it 1 Is there a man who has formed this appdtib can consider himself safe 7 Let him withhold his usua glasses for a month, or for a day, and w ill he not feel tha craving, that unsatisfied gnawing, for w hat it has beer accustomed to 7 Ah, if you feel any such sensation, yot are treading on forbidden ground where thousands la-rori you have ventured and fallen. No; there is not any liueo demarcation lietw nan temperance and intemperance whic) ran la- drawn. 1 do not say that he w ho drinks one glass itad as he w ho drinks five, but I do say he stands nn cqua danger of falling a v ictim to this lutal appetite, which wil increase by the indulgence of one glass till it ends ir drunkenness. Has he commenced this habit 7 Unless hi stops, and that instantly, he is In great and imminent dan ger. Do you know or have you ever thought ofthe pro portion of men who die n drunkard's death I Are son d( y ears of age 7 Look back upon all the companions o vour south, and w here are they all I How many of then havediedthe victims of drunkenness? Again 1 say, then is no principle hi which there is safety hut that of tot a abstinence f \ouug men?middle aged men?have yon n timated the horrors of such a death ;a living drunkard is bai -noii>rti_tiiit n drunkard's crave ?have von considered thi liorrort of such a death I In tlii?i land there are thirt; thousand whofdie every > oar thii drunkard's death. Wha would you think tftkil took place in thia city? it it vm t< happen hero w hat a vnouom it w ould create?laid fide h; aide they would extend eleven miles in lungtli. They li in ignoble tombs, in dishonored graves?leas Ing friend! t mourn their departure and if we only allow ten mottrnet to each, it would give an aggregate of 300,000, equal to th whole |>opulntion of this great city, What would so think tojsee the whole of the inhabitant* of this city i mourning rntiscd,by drunkenness ? Anil yet this amoui of grief is caused although scattered ov er tin1 Countrj . I it therefore leu honorable heennse it is not conrentiati into one place I There is a remedy, gentlemen and Indie and that is TstsiAiitisksci: f" I have presented m view sin a desultory way to sour view, mid I urge yo to adopt this remedy. It'you consult your intere sou will do so. Ponder it well?remove yourdotth it you have any?reflect?consider well?weigh it an decide at home?let conscience have full sway?an I think you will come to the resolution that this is a wise ai proper course for man to pursue. (Mr. Briggs sat dow amid great applause.) ltr. Kikbv then roe. and said he was going I offer them another mode of expressing their joy I giving to the Washington Temperance Sue ety, which has during the last year collected i small sums of a sixpence and upward, m of which they have paid the rent of the room i which their meetitars are held, and expended t| sum of ffuUl in relief to poor fellows who has 1m en found destitute and abandoned. and I ther fore a?k lor a liberal contribution. Although I s. many poor Washingtoniuns just raised from the en ter, and wljo can but afford to give their two shi lings, yet it those who can afford five dollars as wt as they ran give two shillings, will do so, we ah: Collect ff2.<kl0 instead of The collection was then made, and during tl time the plates were being handed around the Ci Hose Company No. 33 sung a song, composed I r the occasion, which wc ere sorry we cam.01 i scrt. I The chorus was an follow#: l' "Cheer up, my lively lads, ( In spite of all rum a power# ; Cheer up, my lively la<l?. The victory will soon he our*." One line was #6 follow#: " We'll uiakeolil rum absquatulate," c s, The singing of which caused the lion. Tom ' Marshall, who seemed to enioy the the whole scene, d to laugh till tears ran down his cheeks. Hut when the clear voice of the leader gave oat " Am! our Senators are waking up : Like MiK?ii*LL of Kentucky,' The applause which was long continued quite shook " the building. Again and again did the peals ol ap"t. plans.' reverberate through the building, and Mr. T Marsh ill seemed hardly tdih- to contain himself. Siv lence wasat last obtained and the lines again given k out, and again did the shouts of ap|ilause till the >' building. ' It was. however, at last concluded, and the song " was finished?when Dr. Kirhy again spoke, and said v lie had forgotten to say that the " pledge" was lymg on the table, and it was perfectly in order for any person to step up at any time and sign his name. !i The initiation fee was hut two shillings, and if any v |?rson wished to sign who had not then money. they had so much confidence in those who signed ' the " temperance pledge," that they should not ncsi, tate to trust them. a g Mr. Marsh having announced that Messrs Brigg# a arid Marshall would deliver addresses on the sunr ject of intemperance at the Broudway Tabernacle ; II on SnfurHsiV. nf tliiw oveniner uht?n ilrutx u ingsof tlie state of the stoniuch after having been 1 [" subjected to the action of alcoholic liquors, would ; lie exhibited. I>r. Kirby rose and said he had great pleasure in >- introducing to the meeting the Honorable Mr. Muru ahull of Kentucky. Mr. MtHtHiti then rote and said?I thank you, gen|.

tlenii'ii, No. 33. I] think if the gentleman who had the h honor of being alluded to in the last stauzus of that most ,f glorious Mint; had been asleep all the days of his life, he'd hive waked up to-night to all intents and pur|ioses? ? (Laughter and cheers) Indeed, may it please you, genn tlemen, I feel far more at home, and far more natural here a to-ulght than I have done since 1 eamu into j our great city ^ of New York. I s|>oke last night at the Tabernacle ; and e we had a most prodigious crowd. (Laughter) But, somet how, every thing looked so grand, and so big, and so dignified, mid so kind of proud?and all the grand and digni1 flod things that had met my eyes since I passed Staten Island, anl between thnt anil your city were all so , mixed up together, thnt they fairly overpowered i me. (Cheers.) But at the Tabernacle, gentlemen, wr ,1 hadn't n irnigle'song there, anv thing like what we've had here to-night. ' (I,nughter and cheers.) And when that ,. temperance song first struck up to-night, I felt as if I was at Washington again, among my vigilant fellows, as I call them, with whom 1 am proud to be connected. To be ,, sure we do not have any where quite so good a song as this j w hich yon have sung to-night?not so line?nor so well ,, sung?und 1 hope the reporter will not set that down, hecause 1 don't want them to think that 1 think mi) body u sings such good songs as them. (Cheers and loud roai's of laughter.) And w hy should we not sing I Who, of all the earth has so good a right to sing us the cold wnter men I , Who on the fare of creation lias such a perfect right to ' give utterance to the must joyous feelings the human !? heart is susceptible of us the true temperance men who ,, have signed the pledge. They talk of gloom and fanaticism connected with the cause of temjieruuee,they talk ofgluom and fanaticism thrown around these cold w atcr celehrav tions ! Why, a temperance meeting is the cheerfullost meeting of all living assemblages upon the face of this .( beautiful earth ! [Tremendous Cheers.] It is, gentlemen, and there is no mistake at ull about it. [Cheers and <! laughter J I've seen some routs and revels in my time. ? [Roars of laughter.] And, what 1 worse, the newspapers ,{ huv n't left all the trouble upon me to tell it. [Cheers mid 0 laughter.] And since my arrival here they e s cry kindly reminded me of it. as they did this morning, by un? nouncing, gratuitously, that the Honorable Tom Murshall s the reformed drunkard, would address the meeting ol Wathinglonians to-night. [Tremendous Cheers.] Well, as I said, I've been at some routs und revels in my time, r and I've heard some songs?Baecanaliun songs, in the heat . and heart of those revels?and never of all the songs?and .1 I say that I've beard a good many?hut never have I heard i. one'that seemed to Come so straight from the heart, and ,f that went so plumb to the heart, as the one that I've listen, e.l to to-night ! (Loud cheers.) Well, gentlemen [rubhing his bunds dow n the sides of his pantaloons, and then .. stretching out his arms horizontally ] there's nnother thing 0 that makes inc feel more at home here than I did at the Taa bernacle?[pause] the pledge it here?[cheers] the pledge is here for people to sign ! [Loud cheers.] I did'nt see any pledge last night at the Tabernacle. [Laughter and cheers.] s Theri'jwas no anxiouss seat spread there for mourners to sit u]Kinon this most mournful occasion. [Cheers, he. ]And I must say that it struck inc as a little singular, that at so j large a temperance meeting, if tempurancc meeting it ) was, that there was no pledge therefor people to sign. 1 [Cheers.] For of all the experience that mankind have , had in the interesting progross of this mighty movement, 1 there is nothing rx> deep?so sure?no other such solid ? foundation on w hirh the Temperance cansc can repose. , [Loud cheer*.] There is a charm atxiui tliat pledge? , n 'Here he paused and struck his breast forcibly.] and / J , know what I say?[Cheers.] there i* a charm about it that has been never found|cl*rwhorc. [Cheer*.] Do you ask me ' u why it is 1 I answer, " I don't know why, and I don't . P care why ; [Cheer*.] but the fact I know to be so." [Cheers] R Men havo known long since that the drinking ol . i alcohol was ruinous to the mind and to the t>ody ! , j Physicians have demonstrated long since that the use of alcohol was destructive to tho physical orgnnizn{ tion of man ! Every one h:i* demonstrated long since . ,. that the use of it WM destructive- to the heart and the intel- | lect of mau (Cheers.) It has been denounced long since hy religion and by philosophy?yet it ha* gone on?and on f. ?and on?and pluntod its root* wider and deeper?and II spread more misery and desolation through society than war and pestilence Itoth combined?(rheers) until that ,( pledge was brought forward to check it and discountc,r nance it for ever. (Loud applause.) I say I know it to lt he so. (Cheers.) I say it, gentlemen, that I have felt _ more naturally to-night for these reasons ; and there is L, another reason which I have not assigned whv I should feel so now. I was last night as a ship at son sailing with., outj my consort. (Cheers.) But lie's hi lived to-day. (Cheers.) And without him, I felt very much likeafetIdc merchantman placed under the convoy of n mail of v war, and separated from her consort by a storm. (Cheers ,. and laughter.) And, now, that I urn under the full ] , cover and range of his guns, (ruhhiug down hit hands and ? throwing out hit arms in that peculiar horizontal manner, l. which with the *inking and rising ot his body, must he t seen to l>c understood, and can never lie described. Now, gentlemen, I feel as though I could moke a small tight ,f my self?(roars of laughter and tremendous cheering) ? I' though unarmed. (Cheers.) I've said that I knew the virtue of that pledge. The honorable gentleman, and my most honorable friend, has related to you to-night in that I strain of simplicity, pathos and pure feeling peculiar to t himself some anecdotes illustrative of the great principle I for which he contended. In proof of this, he might peri haps have told a story hearing even still more closelv on I the point ; and I rnuld hare ratified it; and I will ratify it. r here and elsewhere ; that it fully and most conclusively demonstrates the same position that 1 have announced, i of the strong and redeeming virtues that are concent trated in that pledge. [Cheers.] When 1 became n member of that society in Washington u liich consisted nearly all of reformed drunkards?really?ionajidt drunki ards?(laughter nnd cheers) no miitakt ahout it?(cheers.) They were not nil so. for iu that society there were numbered among its members, men of the most pure, disl interest!-1, and high-minded dispositions?some who had never drunk liquor at all: hut who associated themselves ' i together from the purest motives, to rescue others from I the dangers to which they were never?(no, I will not say they were net er exposed, for all men are more or less i so)?hut men whose reputation at least had never (been I tainted by all the sores and shame* that follow in the disreputable train of drunkenness. Tlie*e men joined that | society from motives of pure philanthrophy. But for the ' ) most part that society tt as formed of men taken from the gut ' i ters nnd the kennels of the city, from the dregs und lowest ' , degradation of the neighborhood, men who hnd been cast ' away a* irretriev able wrecks upon the barren shores of ut- . I ter misery! And it was such character* that a few pure, I noble liigh-souled men, undeterred by nil the desolation , and horror that surrounded the victims, sought to save! , an l with a muscle that w as never exhibited yvt, except by the arms of these Wushingtoninn boys, plucked them . f from the depth* of degradation into which they ha ! been , thrown, and which had consumed all others with despair, i Well, gentlemen, it was with men of this description?w itli , I such characters?that f associated my self. (Loud cheers.) | No matter why ! (Cheers.) /, did it ! (Tremendous l cheer*.) It may have been necessity. (Laughter and j applause.) It may have been pride. (Cheers.) for pride it is well known, ha* many aspect* in the human breast. (Cheer*) And a part of my pride, gentlemen j ?for all men have some degree of pride on some thing*, f more or le*??one pari of my pride is never to be ashamed , to avow what 1 do, w bother it is for good or w bother it i* forbad. (Laughter and loud cheers) And it does appear | to me that ifl. w ith all the res|Miusihilitiesof my station? of mv connections?of my family, and of my friend*, and I of all the responsibility that attached itself loth to my put ,, lie and to my private career?thnt if my pride did not doc ter me, under all these circum*?anee* from pursuing a I course that was literally lea-ling me pell-mell to the do\ il ; > (laughter) it was strange, indeed, that it should prevent r me from openly avowing and pursuing a course that j. would lead me, and has led me, I trust, in a totally 0 opposite direction. * (Loud cheers) Well,?1 did it 1 (cheers) And I didn't care a button who knew it, (w ith very strong emphasis, and a great deal of muscilii tar action! or what tlicv stmil it nv..........i~... n cheers and roars of laughter.) And u 1 knew that th? y it won M an)?and as a vear nr.srr.cTsni.K pnpcr (ironicn 11 > ) |v in thia ciM did say?and ax one jmprr this morning said that the Jlnnomhlt Tom Marshall, the rrfcrmeil Hninks. nr,{ (laughter and cheers) won Id address the Society of j Waahinglonians to-night, ax I knew that that would ,"t, talk ill thin strain?1 didn't (Mn- n button wlint they st sai.i, nor how much they said upon the sutdect about your t* humble servant. (Tremendous cheers) I chose to join this id very society of reformed drunkards. (Cheers) And I did ] join tlieni ! (Knthusiastic cheering) And. as I said, there id is a charm about this pledge, which can In- found no where n else upon earth. (Cheers) I am proud of it. (Loud cheers) Prouder than ant thing else with which I im connected on this Pnrth?prouder than all that is 1 near and dear to me in the sweet and hallow ed relations it of domestic life and of home?prouder than I am of my j. seat w hich I hold in the Congress of the United States prouder than I am of that great people w hom 1 have the honor to represent in that Congress?and more than thai ' mortal man cannot say! (Tremendous cheering, which la-ted some minutes.) ( is customary with us ! l>. . sof our society at Washington, when w e get together t in our meetings, to snj something aliout ourselves and our p post career?some of which may not perhaps have been the ?i ino?t creditable in the world. (laughter) that is. to gite I w bat w e call our experience. (Cheers anil great laughter, i i And if I trespass to-night in this way . and trouble y on with I matters that seem to concern my self more than any hotly else, v on must attribute it to the custom of the place w hen II I came from. (Oheers.y Anil I hone that this polishe 1 audience in this most polished city will forgive me forindu! t< relic* in the rusloms of that part of the country which is so t\ learlo me [Cheer*.] Well, then, as I said last night. 1 ,>j ,od not onljr never joined a temperance society till vers lately, but I knew nothing whateverabout them. 1 never read their papers; I hail put the tiling utterly uu ay from Mr'. What hut I lo do aland temperance' I ctiil not actually know that th? re wa? 11 Temperance Society in \\ asliii.gton till the morning of the day thut I joined it? Nothing that hud been said about ine in the paper* or ein> where,jelalive t<> my conduct. hud the slightest influence in what I did in thin respect. Nothing thut w u* heaped U|>on me, however abusive and untrue it might he, caused ine to halt or change my course one iota. All the abuse in the paper;?and although 1 never read?never saw these papers that abused me, j i I generally w hen any ol them contained any thing very richly blackguarding and slum derolls ol ine, some Wind friend would lie sure to lie considerate enough to tend me the | aper, w ith the abusive paragraph in question maiked all round with big Muck lines for fear that hv some accident I might overlook it. [Cheers and laughter.) And I never got up in my seat in the Mouse of llepresentativ es to make a speech, as occasionally i was culled upon to do so?thut, w hen the papers containing the uccount thereof came liackfrom a distauce they did not abuse me, unit say that when I made that ijieeeh I was pretty eomlortahlv and most considerably inebriated. [Cheers and laughter.] Aud, in all those fiv e or six speeches, except one, 1 give you m\ honor us, 1 was us solier as a judge. [Loud cheers and roars of laughter.] And some of those speeches eost me a good leal of time and considerable mental labor and unxietv [Cheers.] Well all this abuse and those libels upon me instead of making me repent of my frolics, only made ine mad. [Laughter.] And at last 1 got so that i tid'ut care a tig what they said or what thev wrote .bout me. I was determined to do just w hat I pleased in spite of the whole of them. [Cheers.] I've forgiven them all now, hut there never was a man horn into this world thut had such a perfect hatred of all those letler writing and reporting folks, that stay aliout Washingion during a session of Congress. (Kuthusiostic cheers and shouts of laughter, in which all parts of the house -eenicd to make common cause ugaiiist roiorters.) But I've forgiven thum all now. (Cheers.) Well, gentlemen, to come to my experience, it ha* been pretty much this. 1 had w hen a" very young man considerable experience in the excitement Inseparable from great political contests, and entered [lolitical life pretty early us a candidate for public favor myself. (Cheers.) Audit's a custrm in my country for those w ho are candidates to drink pretty freely nud pretty frequently with their constituents. (Laughter.) And I never remember drinking with any of my constituents on these occusions that they didn't get tolerable well booty with me. [Roarsof laugiiter.[ And I always, when 1 was on one of mv sprees, took pretty elfectualcare that every body should know of it. [Luiightcr.] Kor it tny ipttt* were not very long, noboity could suy tliat they were not loud. I Laughter.] Thev were nlioiit as loud us I well knew liow to make them ) Roar* of laughter.) Vet, after all. 1 w as not a grog drinker?I was no tippler. I net er drank any hitters of a morning?I was no huhitual drunkard. [Loud and enthusiastic cheering.] And 1 give you my w ord, thnt when I was not engaged in one ol those exciting political contests, I would he frequently for w eeks and even mouths together ami not touch alcohol? lor w hen I did frolic, I did it pretty heavily I assure you. [Laughter.] And the consequence was, tnat w hen! got through one of those sprees [although the sick part of it 1 suppose is a verv natural and common occurrence] 1 w as confoundedly sick?I did n't like liquor. [Great laughter and chcering.[ Well, 1 felt disgusted, and couldn't bear to taste it. I then considen-d that there was something in my physical organization that would prevent me from becoming a drunkard, and that so far 1 w as safe. But when 1 rame on to Washington city 1 was always in a slati i>f political txciltincnl. (Roars of laughter and universal cheering) The very atmosphere there seems full of it. And these gentlemen letter w l iters, to mend the matter, would send word to their papers that 1 w as drunk, whether I was or not. (Great laughter) And so. therefore, I just drunk the more, and thought I'd show these gentlemen letter writers that I'd do what 1 pleased about the business, and drink and get drunk just w henever I thought proper to do so. (Loud laughter) And so 1 drank then pretty much every day; and at last I acquired the devilish appetite, and ciime to want to drink every day , and many times a day, until at last, instead of beingdisgusted with it in the morning after a heavy frolic,1 really .begun to think that the critter" would leel comfortable. (Shouts of laughter) And then it w as no longer a frolic and quit. My sprees then were not like angel-visitr, few and far between ; (Shouts of laughter) hut they came so uncommon close togi titer, that there was considerable danger of their completely running into each other in one continual stream. (Herelhe audience seemed hull convulsed with laughter) And at last 1 was perfectly frightened in such a manner, as never inun sua frightened before in this w ide world, 1 verily ladieve. [Cheers.] One morning 1 went to my seat in the House of Representatives without having tasted any liquor, w ine, brandy , rum, hard cider. (Laughter) giu cock-tail, or any breed of the " critter" w hatever. (Cheers.) And I found all the w ay there thin this infernal of all infernal appetites was rioting ami recelling through my veins. I had determined never to drink again. (Cheers.) But then, I never got on a frolic in the whole course of my life, that I did'i make the same resolve. (Cheers.) Aml'l re-solved, and re-resolved, nud re-re-re-solved, (Great Laughter) and then when I met with some good fellow who'd come ulouside, and clap me on the shoulders, and say, " Come, Tom, let's lake a Irlnk," w hy Tom took it !" (Cheersl But I felt the most iwfu) sensations forthe tirst time, and I solemnly trust for he last time. The whole of my animal appetite seemed liunged. I felt that a new and destiuctive pussion w as taving possession of my soul. And it really did seem as if .iiiitictiveHeaven had resolved in itsvviath to withdraw rom my heart and nature those powers of mind and body vliich before rendered me capable of enjoy mg all the Iwmuies, blessings and mercies vouchsafed by God to his an v or thy creatures and turn me over to tho mastery of a brual appetite for the wrongs I had inflicted on the proud and lohlo nature which lie had implanted in my breast. ,Cheers.) And you can imagine (here he rtruck his breast - iolently and repeatedly ) how a proud man feels w ben he las reason todreud the loss of nil that renders his liuture loble. (Great cheering.) Well, 1 cast about in my mind 1 "iiuui'i h'l "11-1 Iiiai m.iiiiai uuy. i iiau llll1 inOSl lonid dread impending over niv mind that unless 1 tept from liquor that day that 1 was irrecoverably gone past hone. I "wanted to get through that day. (Cheers and laughter.) I tried soup?(laughter) and I covered it pretty deep w ith cayenne pepper but it wouldn't do. (Cheers.) That horrible appetite returned. At last 1 turned from my seat in the House of Representatives and told my colleague in a sort of confession, (and previous to this I'was a little the slowest of all mortals at any thing like a confession), 1 told him that I had an irrepressable conviction that if 1 drank that day, 1 was lost. (Great cheering.) I looked and spoke so seririous, (and it wasn't much of a habit with me then to speak very serious on any snhject) that he looked me hard m the face, and asked me " w as I serious J'' 1 told him 1 i rat?to?the?very?Centre! (Cheers und laughter.) Just then. I cast my eyes up, and as if a flash from the blue v aultof Heaven?as inexplicable to me us the electric spark from on high?a thought darted across my brain which induced me to ask him "Do you think that there is any thing in these Temperance Societies that w ill help me V (Cheers.) As 1 mentioned the w ord " temperance," he slightly smiled, and his lip assumed a kind of curl (laughter) as iV it was a halt curl of contempt. Mul I was fiast that. (Here Mr. Marshall looked horror stricken at the recollection.) I was pust contempt! (Tremendous cheers.) I had that horrible feeling in my breast that absorbed every other faculty and passion, anil rendered me completely callous for the time to all hut itself. I asked him if he knew any one that could tell me anything at-out these temperance people. He said if there was any one in that Housethat knew any thing about the temperance cause, it was the Hon. Mr. Briggs. 1 had never been on any very familiar or friendly terms with that gentleman in any way; but 1 left my seat anil went over to his. and said to him, " Mr. Briggs, do y on knowany thing about this tumperance business? Is'there anything good in it !" He looked up at me, und in that look, as I met it, 1 could discover a feeling as if he thought that I was quizzing. There was a kind of expression that spoke ol the possibility of a quiz; but w hen he had looked up at me all sign of quiz had passed from his face, for he saw that there was a terrible reality in mine. [Cheers.] He Mid instantly, " Certainly there is !" I said, 'Who is it the head of them?w ho ran put me in the way of getting at it." He replied, Dr. Sewcll is at the head of it," and he added that lie would introduce me to him that night. " Oh," said I, " to-night w out do for me; I w ant to get at it now?right aw ay!" [Tremendous choers.J It w as through that most infernal of all clay a that 1 wanted to get through. [Cheers.] However, I said to liirn, Lei's go behind the Speaker's chair," for by that time I was getting to talk pretty loud, and |ierhap* too loud on that subject for that place. [Laughter.] Wc went la-hind the Speak r's chair, and 1 then said to him. " Sir, i am tempted this day in a way and manner that I never was tempted before. Alw ays before I could drink or not, ns I pleased; I could alw ays by the exercise of my will control the desire I had for liquor at any time before?w hether I w as to go on n spree or leave it alone, w as n question that I could alwnys before very easily decide as 1 pleased by the exercise ot my facilities. Bat that davit was ilifferent. I said to him " I u unt to go oil'and sign the pledge right oil"; will you goout with me." He looked me a cold, hard, rigid, northern man. (Here Mr. Marshall turned tow arils where Briggs sat) and y ou northemfmen, they say, are all cold, fond of cold water as he is, and the w ater sparkled in tioth Ins ey i s. (great cheering) and he went oft and drew the form of the pledge?and it was uteetotaller!? (Here the enthusiasm and eherring was perfectly terrilic; w e nev er heard any thing like it in all our experience of public, meetings.) That I w as not only to abstain from alcohol my self, but that 1 w as to discountenance the use of it in others (cheers); I didn't see that last clause in il though till afterwards. (Great laughter and cheering.) 1 turned up iny sleeves and took the pen?the appetite w as rioting through me?my nerv es were quivering, and under tinfull sensation of the gnawing within that marks the appetite of the drunkard, f*i?nfrf! (Tremendous cheering ;) and I giv ejtlie word and honor of a proud man, that from the moment that 1 signed the last letter to that pledge I have not drank again. (Cheer upon checring.and Mr. Marshall's voice rose atx.vethe din. w hile muny leaped to their feet, and waved tin ir hats.) and I would as soon drink fire from hell itself? (Here the remainder of this sentence was completely lost in the positively terrilic cheering that ensued. Mr. Marshall w as immensely excited, ami the perspiration rolled in torrents from his face.) I recovered as if by magic?(Cheer# and laiightn)?-J felt a# if uome burden whicn I had carried for year# hud fallen from me?and for the Hrf?t time, aye, in years, I m?-to n,v full height,anil felt that I wot/ret. (Immense cheering) Well, I dogged him at night. (Laughter.) I said thesigning of the pledge is all very well, and I feel vert pleasunt alreadv, hut pleas., to go up with mo to-night, and let us see this society, and let me put my name among their archives and get a certificate. For I felt that if I got the V' .' . As.wl rill ? 1 certificate, tnni i ? ?? I of temptation for ever. (Loud laughter and cheering.) Anil fAcrs?among men that were the very outran* of no. eirty?without character, credit, station, friend*, home, kindred.or connection of any kind that was reputable? men who hail nev er raised their eyes to any Mich circle?I believe that1* the word they ucenow? to any such circle a* j that in which I moved?then , amidst thcae reclaimed repro- ! hate*, anil amidst the stories they told of their sufferings, and of what they others suiter? and there, amid the men v. hose whole clothing, till these Washingtnnian* took them and clothed them, would not have amounted in value to a dollar and a half?who had no bed to lie down on at mghl?no home to shelter thein from the storm and the tempt est? the frost or thcsriows-men w ho w ould have sold ' their last garment and parted w it h their soul for rum.if they could hu\ e nlucke 1 it from its mortal shrine?who had no sustenance but alcohol hjr dav, amino abiding place but beneath the rave* of the market at night, with lhe*wine for their sleeping partner*? mm of iho^Hrirriptinn?and such n scene?did the Honornhlr .Ulifir MsnsiiALt., of Kent nek i. enrolle I hi* name, (Great cheering. in the midst of which the close of the sentence w a* lost.l There, Mr. Briggs?(turning to whore thnt gentlemen sat.) isn't thnt true to the letter. r H* every syllable. (Mr. Bnggs replied ' it is.") Pardon me if 011 this oeounion I have been led otf and gouc too far into the the detail* uf mv own his'ory, ior good ta*te or propriety . (Cheers and cries ol no.") It lia? at least not been for aav idle bou*t that I liuve done ituor to raise mj self in tlie estimation of any riant or tinv particular portion of society. (Laughter and cheers.)? And if any good at all come* of it. it will be u surticient apology. 1 have done it fearlev ly ami without regarding what ha* lieen said, or what may lie iuid by the editors ol" certain paper*. Ami to show those gentlemen that they may publish no- till the hand thu* draw - the libel w ither* at the shoulder. (Territie cheeiiug at this allusion to Colonel Webb of the tegular army.) They mav publish me fium city to city, as one of them di'd this mornning. in this city as the Honuiablr Mr. Marshall, the reformed drunkard (territie cheering and slioutsof laughter and cri?-s " good"? (Jive it him,Tom.") They may pile libel upon libel as thickly and as fast as they think proper, mid they will all fall heedless from my breast us the leav es of autumn from against castle! (Cheers) I'm hi: roan the reach of nny (Aim; of that sort. (Tremendous cheering) And if 1 reel anything at all in connection with these libels and attack's, it is that 1 am become a man of some consequence [shout* of laughter] in this great Work?and if 1 think any thing about it, it is that among those w ho are to sillier by grappling in this strife, I am considered of sufficient consequence to ho made something of a martyr after this fashion. [Tremendous cheers and laughter.] I knew well what 1 did, u'Acti 1 did it, and when 1 went amongst them?amongst my fellow*, as I sometime* call them?pioneer*?for we led the way. [Cheer*.] I knew well, I should have to encounter taunts and sneeis. and 1 expected lor more than 1 did encounter; and there have not boon half the obstacles and the difficulties in the new path that 1 expected and that I w as prepared to brave. All that have come, I met like u man?a piuud one too, nt that. Let them pour ou. I ran endure ! (Terrific cheering.) Ami ii I have been maile out worse thiol 1 was. il that would do ant good, I would not contradict it?if by holding my example up as a warning, any one lion Id be am sted in their drinking career, 1 would suffer it. 1 would submit to n pious frunJ of this description if I could induce ant one to do exactly as 1 have done. (Knthusiastie cheering, and cries of bravo!") There it is?you have the whole story?and 1 don't care one brass farthing who knows it. (Shouts of laughter and repealed cheers.) Mr. M insiiall changed his place on the platform, and concluded with the following appeal to the ladies:? Let all the w omen in the Uniied States ioin the Temperance Society, and ifull the men don't follow their example, and do SO too. I'll give my head for a foot-ball.? (t hei rs and laughter) Tin y cant, ludles. do without vour smiles and your favors to keep 'em in countenance long. (Cheeron cheer.) And there's a plenty of temperate und steady young fellows for you to keep company with (cheers and shouts of h> lighter) without the drunken and the spreeing one', (Roars of laughter.) Let all the w omen. then, sign the pledge, not because they are required to abstain from drink, for thank God in his goodness there is one sweet territory y et left upon earth that hiu not been polluted by the beastly lioof of the monster alcohol, (tremendous cheers) "and that territory is woman's Heart! (Most eiithesiustic cheering.) Let rill the women then, sign the jileilg and put an end to the buttle at once ; (cheers and height, r) ami mankind will follow the women on this hitcli in one universal rush as they have ever follow ed tin in in all past time that we've hcurdof. (Tremendous cheering and shouts of laughter.) Then let every man who lot es his wife, who loves his children, country or his friend?all?all come up here (pointing to the'table on which lay the pledge book) ere? at the call of Tom Marshall ol Kentucky?nine wide utrake?(cheers and laughter) und sign the Temperance pledge. (Terrilie cheering in the midst of which Mr. Alarshall sat down exhnu'ted.) Another song to the tunc of" lis my delight in a shiny night," was sung by No. 3:'. Several persons came forward to :-ign the pledge; and then, owing to the lateness of the hour, and the large edilion of our paper, our reporter had to leave, and prepare his notes of this speech for to-day's paper. Fno.ti China.?The ship CVcar, arrived last night from Canton, whence she sailed Jan. 12th. Our advices by way of England cauie down to about the same period. Still, the following letter of our correspondent at Macao contains some details that have not previously reached us:? Macao, January 14, 1842. i )k aurknnktt :? As ii is customary for von to have correspondents lo your valuable |mper throughout all jmrts of the United Hates, perhaps you would not object to hear occasionally from this part of the world. So I shall devote a few spare moments to give you a view of uflairs as they occur here. Fir.-t of all is the war that England is waging against the Chinese, which, from present appearance is as far from a termination as it was twelve months past. The Chinese seem determined to hold out, and England will be obliged to send a much larger i n.M'r man nir ni |inm;ni nas in mm1 waters, netore Hie will l?t- ithle to make auv serious impression upon the tnind of the Emperor. They are at present eajv taring all the junky they meet, and so little do they resnect the Portuguese, that thev take thein diiectly under the Rime of the fort. A few days since the boats of 11. 1> M. ship Nimrod, actually captnre'l a iunk within fifty >ards of the fort, nnd the poor fellows. after having arrived as it were at the Mount l'isgah of thejr vovHge, wi re carried out under the guns of the ship. They at first professed to make war only on the Mandarins, and issued proclamations to that effect, in hopes, 1 presume to enlist the populace on their side; but now the proceeding are diametrically opposite to their professions, and the Chinese begin to think that "paper talkee" is of not much consequence. It is rumored here that Captain Nias, the senior commander an Hongkong, is about to make an attack upon the lorts and is only waiting foran increase of force. So strong is the opinion to that ellect, that the English residents are all leaving Canton andjretumitig to Macao. For the last few months the Chinese have been rebuilding and manning their forts: land it is said they are putting them in a most form | able condition, under the superintends nee of a Portuguese officer, who has entered their service; and from a p-|>ort recently made by Lieutenant < >ctatcncy, of the engineer department, thev are capable of making a much more desperate resistance than upon the last attack. That officer thinks that Canton could not be again taken without the loss of live hundred of the assailants. Information has been received by the French missionaries heie front their brethren at Pckin, that the Emperor is about to remove his family and valuables into Turtary, and is determined to defend his capital to the hist gasp, should the English succeed in penetrating to the interior. The country about is nrnting en masse, nnd he is about to dispatch a large army to the protection of Canton. It is also said that twenty French engineers have entered the service of the Emperor, and are making vast improvements in the military department. Last week the mandarins seized several of the tea merchants here who have been supplying the English with tea, and conveyed them to Canton in chains, where no doubt they will he treated as traitors to their country. The general feeling here is that the war is very far front a close, nnd that many years will elajise before the trade again resumes its regular channel. The price qf tea continues high, and several American shi|? are loading at these very high prices, though there are few ships here at present. The last arrivals from the Enited States are the ship Oscar and schooner Ariel. The former Will sail in a few days with a full cargo, and the latter will probably be sold for an opium smuggler. The following is a li>-t of all the Americans.?Oscar, Xiuntie, Lueonia, C'onotnando, Clarendon, Mary Ellen,Henry Pratt, not yet discharged; Cynthia,do; I.intin, Lima, Hvgia.stiir shi|w: brig Cayuga,bound 1 to west coast of South America; schooner Ariel, j Yours, iVc. China. Rascals is Rostox.?There has lately been a I fresh importation of rascals into Boston. Most H every night for the last ten, there has been either H an incendiary attempt to burn the city, or pick H some person's pocket. I Sti.M.urn Ihirss.?The whole country front Maine H to Georgia, is now in its beautiful green dress for I summer. Kvery thing looks favorable for ths far- I Bier. j Navai. MdWOCIi".? The 1". S. mm Inde|>etiil- I ence, the ling ship of the Home Squadron, will leave H in a few days for Boston, probably to go into the I Dry Dock. I Labor Fike 11 Portlaxd.?Kl?en Mel^ellan and I Wftti Co. anil others, suffered by fire in Portland I bat Sunday. Ten WHhp wtr? destroyed. Loss I ^ftlO,(ino. Twenty families were turned on to the I world houseless. I int.n?Last Tuesday, the body of n woman H was found floating in the basin nt Albany. She H was taken nut, nnd appeared to hnvr met with foul I play from some quarter. Her head nnd face wers I horribly m ingled nnd bruised, and about her body I were other marks of violence. She was genteelly H dresse ). and ?rrmr,l a deosnl,!? woman H of nbont twenty-four years of age Her dress was H a plain dark cnlieo, and green veil, black stockings I and shoes, a pair of white gloves nnd linen wrist- H bud* CmurMlTlUtl.?-Thnu Strain lines now connect H this city w-ith Boston, ()ne runs via Stonington, ons H via Providence, and the other via Norwich. All H good. Cheap.?tine can go from Buffalo to Chicago, a H distance of 1400miles, for S18. Feed on white fish H .mil (i.inec | very < veiling during the passage. H

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