Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 30, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 30, 1855 Page 2
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VIRGINIA POLITICS. fltar. Wise oo the Stomp in Charlottesville. TBI 1111 OLD SPEECH. WHERE THE KNOW NOTHINGS CAME FROM. State and Federal Politics, Ac., ftflf &o? Correspondence off the Sew York Herald. CuARLomeaviLLK, Jan. '26, 1865. Mr. Wi* addressed the residents of tbia town yester day afternoon, laboring three hours in his ondeavors to explain away hia former inconsistencies, and in trying to steer between whig* and democrats, so as te offeud neither, but unite them both. He spoke in the Town Ball, which was crowded with an audienoe of about one thousand. The galleries were filled with ladies. The larger portion of the audience were students from the University of the State, in this town, and perhaps the aggregate number of voters present did not excee l three hundred. Mr. Wise's speech was rather coldly received ap to ita termination, when he came out upon the Know Nothings, and then be called down upon him a constant hissing from all parts of the house. Some applauded, some hooted, some whistled, some laughed, and now and then cracked a joke, and among them all an Interesting excitement was kept up till Mr. Wise retired frim the etage. He evidently feels nimself already defeated ; and well he may, for the Know Nothings have everything la their own hands. Why, in this l.ttle town, where there is only a popular vote of Uve hundred, there are three handred Know Notnings; and on the very uight of Mr. Wise's speech, (so I am told, and you nuy rely upon it my information is correct,) the Know Nothings ha I a steeling here, and initiated forty new members. I know It to be a fact tbat Mr Wiie, by his low and vulgar abuse, daily adds to their ranks. Know Nothings here wish for nothing better than :o have Mr. Wise stump the State, but really regret that they have not a stronger candidate than Le to pit themselves against .n the guoer uatorial contest. He is delivering a set speech all through the State. This is the s.'imi speech, topic for topic, he delivered at Petersburg, and before published hi the Herald, and almost ths same in language. There is some fear here, oo tae part of his political opponents, that he will not " faoo the music'' till the election, bit be withdrawn from the canvass, and sent to Fraoee, as has been suggested. lie was received with respectful applause when he Urttappeared before his audience yes terday. He spoke as follows : ? SFKSCH OK MR. WISE. Fkliow Citizkn'S op Cuarlottimvilu?? I hare not leached this place well, in any sensa of the word. I will , hewever, exert myself as much is I can bear to perform the object ot tiiy visit auitng you. 1 crave your atten tion while I say what 1 have to say upon the political topics of this campaign. 1 am physically unable to strain my luugs, which are lacerated by a severe col l, over this auuienie. I am glad to greet the citizens of Charlottes vi lie. I come before you, Dot in my own name, nofby my o vn authority : 1 am the nominee of a con vention sssenbied accord' ng to '.lie ntages of party, asd as such come among you. If there bo any democrat in this assembly who feels tbat any wrong has been done ty placing ine here, let me say to him, it is nj fault of miae. Not by any mauner or means did I seek the no mination. It was made willingly by those who assem bled, fairly, openly and regularly, according to 5ae usages of the democratic party of this State, If any democrat here says I am no democrat because I have ?ot acted witn the democrat! i party always heretofore, let me say to that democrat that if he votes against me ?ow becau&e of this, bo does himself preslsely what he condemns me for doing. ( I. slighter and applause.) I have no re-.-anta'ions to mako what ever. 1 have always acted according to my ?wn free will, acd will do so now. I am placed h?re by a party, and in the name of that party, in the name of Its principles, with its standard ia band, I come tin tr.aa.Sard bearer ? without distinction a f party, I come to s^eas to the people who are inter eeted in tbe great question ol sell-government. I com* to address the guardians of ? he j ubhc weal. In address ing yon in this sens*, I ask yon what are the great and ?sportant svhjects for your consideration'/ What should guide you nhat should govern you in your discharge ?f the tru?t "t -eif government for the best interests o the country '' What are these trusts? Let me tell you, sty fe.low citizma. Never s.ncel arrived at manhood liavo events of so much moment been passing as now. Tho worlo is now in a s'.atc of revolution. Principle, faith practice in law and religion are moved, revolut onued sefrrmed, and the world, the whole world, is now In arms upon these theories No less than four of the great powers of Europe are at war, and the other powers are armed neutrals at this hour. Millions of men stand upon the battle fields of Europe, and sta^d upon neutral tor ritoiy. Millions of men who are uow lighting are to oe fed. One power al?ue engaged in this struggle has Imag ing up at home the birxmuter of exchange for all tae worlc . Can England and all Kurope in any way do without gi.lof The cry is gold, gold, gold, to an extent that Siberia and Australia and California cannot snpply. This is appreciat ng tbe almighty dollar all over the world, affecting tbe ? redil of every State and individual. Th* first great topic, then, is the public credit of this commonwealth. U is a question in which all ars alike Interested, for the hour may come when the demon ?f repudiation may arise and frighten people from t'leir ?rule 1 would say now to every farmer, mechanic, la borer and i Itiren ol every trade and profession, as you would defend your own iioner, iufimtely prefer to de fend tbe honor of your State. The first pledge I have to make, then, is upon tlrs topic. If you make me Gover nor of this glorious old I'nininonwealth I will preserve her honcr intact. I?t millions he owed by trie Sttte, 1st taxation be fslt till the people <roan ? 1 would say ti> all groan on and labor till tie debt ia paid; never, never ?epudlate. (Applause.) The next great topic of domes tic interest to the Sta'e of Virginia U her public works, ?entlemen, I can say one tning tbat may be interesting to you in my sad exjerieuee of the last four days. Through some of the places, among these hills of Pied snont? among these hills where, in some places, it is liks heaven itself ? I have oeen travelling, sorry enough, over "Kuts and ridges And criiigee, Made of planks, In open ranks, I.ike old women's testh. " ? fOreat laughter.) If I ever saw a country on the face of the earth whish ?ceded improvement, it is the county in whioh I am speakirg Were the system of loWroal improvem <nt* sow originated lor the first time, I might say the tuns was lonir past when the work of internal improvements should bare be-n commenced. But even if the qusstioo of internal improvements bad never been heard of, you xrauld be called upon to be taied to open a way, a great highway, through the State But this worn has beeu already begun? not only tvoor three public works, but a great variety of works, embraced in railroads, eanal* asd turnpikes What has been tbe system, however, of carrying out these internal improvements btreiolorsf Wc have had no work, beginning at Our Esstero watirs, and terminating at the Western waters, llnkijg the t?o together, but they nave been begun abeve tids water, without any outl*t. MUioos have been expended with out any profit. You eemmeucs the -verb to lay, to saorrowyou neglect It, and oj the third day mire is re quired to make repairs than was at first needed t^com piste the ivhole work? always beginning, and never end ?ng, demanding appnprations incessantly, and witlout terminal;, n. Wby is it that long ago the State of Virginia did not connected the State of Virginia with Hampton roads? Wity is it that we have had no cOTamerce to spreal her wings over our State? It is hceause we have bad no means of transportttion between our Eastern rivers ami mountain! to bring the great West to the Chesapeake Hay Who car ries the Isbor of your hands to market f Wno res Usee the best wheat that grows on s?rthf Oeotieui m, let me ask you, you that live here upon the strssm tbat plies to Jainss rivsr? let m>- as* you if you know who t is that realizes the profit of ths wheat of yo.ir l .ud?, ??wed by your hands an I ploughed by your tesmi ? Pur* ke* Man in tiik (hunt.- <lo it, Wise ' That's right, Wise I (Crest laughter.) I remember once to have b?en placet in a public posi tion, to see the lose to Virginia from having oj com ?errs. I have seen, in Kio de Janeiro, yo ir fljjr s-lling fcr much more than any other flour on tbe globe. I b*v? eeea thonsasJs of barrel* of It, with your bran l upon it, upon the wharves of Rio de Janeiro, and fetching a pr.;e much beyond the (Jenesee of New York, or that of auy ether 8tate In the I'nion Daman Man An aw? (live It to 'em, Wise. Hurrah tor Wise. (Fan for the audience.) ? Who mahee the proflte of this article? The speculators of Baltimore and New York. Stand witn ms at th* Hampton Roads, and with me hail thatship.that wit'i a>l sssva se spread, goes floating by. heavily laden. '? Wn.>re ?re yea from*"' 'from Rio de Janeiro " "Whitxreve.i leaded with"" "Coffee." Coffee, the retaru of your Vi r ?tala wheat. "Do you stop here?" "N<>, is Baltimore '' Tee, she sails by Virginia to Baltimore, anl iitMe Msry taaa pockets the .profits ef Virginia. (Ltngbtee ) Tue drunken man In the gallery again becomes mteee- >ed ? "Harra for Wise ? you're no Know Nothing. Co old ?slier; you're a brlek " (l'pr>arious laughter) Mr. wnm? Tbat man in ths gallery Is druek, and I wish him to be turned oat of the house, ere* if I lose Ma vote. Dmvtn Mar? 0, go on Wise. I go for fie You're All right (Renewed laughter, j If, then, gentlemen, vou make roe Ooveraor. I will re ?ossaead taxation, to the fullest extent to complete the publie works and make tbem proflUbU. I never shall forget tbe pleasure with which I was awakeaed to* other ' f, aot by the sound of the fox horns astheciowl (lne sweeping past with their "whoop, tally ho!" hut ?4th the souad of the steam whistle . tad I could aot contrast this ausie of thelocoaetite with the sound of the fox hot?. There la 1? thl? new excitement of tho whistle something beyond the oatehinj of Vlrgiala hM reversedall her mnimi of sound policy m reeanl to her nubile work*. She hM welted for popuU tion and commerce She ought to have ?*i\ 1 JL'. ij* produce and means of transportation. and that will bring commerce. Lay down upon tha piers of oommsrce the raw material, pile up there the prodastl>aa of agrf c^turl^Wypium and the .alt an t Iron and what, the carcase "the bauard will be al?o, and commeroe will come whero tha burthen la. But as It la, there has been no produce upon the piers, and commerce has Hnr?4?l her vimrt and talun flight. Haaten, then, I be aLch yon, to touch that Queen City of the ffyt, Prentice Btid tlwM bannted bj the ghosts of ilitt<ht?w? I3d?? i?d bnn, from the're, *7 Charlottesville and Lvuchburg her produce to our eastern ahoree, and es tablikh from there a treat turnpike across the ' ??*"' Heretofore we hare been out.tripped ln^nm?rce h?re^ tofore U?e track aero., the ocean > hi. he* limited to a i no of latitude from Newfoundland. But no* im ?team e ngine iloes away with the trad, wind* and we _ i# jL wni make a track acroai the ocean direct from Hampton' Road*. Do thle, and Virginia will .rise ?ia?n Yon hare only to wake up your power., and. he tfilTpaas New York In the raoe of commerce and pros perity faster than ever New York ha. passed her. Why' IWauhe .he .tand. ther? in the position of a new State. OeiitUmen. il not "hi. -u .ject weU worihy of your con .id.raUon? I disdain to usk any man to vote for m*. I ht.nd here an independent man. I aak Jou '? Clee no vote for me, but whoever you do vote for, I till go on my knee* to Implore vou to sustain that man ? ho will carry out tbe?e views for the public weal, and the dry bone, of the Old Dominion will be ?o shaken that she will feel a roauimation. (I/>ud applause.) Not only your internal improvement, shoult be re garded, but y.ur agriculture is a subject of great "n portance ana interest, which ought to guide you In your Vote. Gentlemen, 1 have a boast to raak. of Vlrgiuia-a boaatol thi. gloriou. old commonwealth that cannot be made of any otber sixty-four thousand square mile, of territory; notwithstanding she 1. accused of being the biggest braggart of her chivalry, her Unit families, her hound, and nor pretty women. 1 have to boast, In ad. dition, that she pos.es.*. more intellect, and more moral and physical force, than any other territory of her slue. (Loud applause ) The four great card na .ouroeso wealth are agriculture, mining, manufacturing and 'commerce. Virginia haa fresh and salt w*t?ri rlv'J head* anl ocean frout; the best .o.l, rich loam an! limestone, and inexhaustible mines of mineral wealth. Tim towels of her earth are rich in iron, in gypsum aul salt, which can i-et her rivers in flarnos, and yet nothing has been done with this wealth. Sbs has an iron caa?n of mountains running through her c?ntie, wi nich the grtat Clod has placcd theie to milk the cl?',d"; h,. the source of aer .1 ver r.vers. Every nv?i has water power which woul l turn spindles enough to clothe the world, and yet you har.lly manufacture cot ton enough to clothe your own nsgroes In mining she has done nothing, and commerce ha. long fcio spread her wings and tlown from us. We h live all these four Source" of we, 1th, and yet tbeSUt. ^ always rjW imon agriculture, and agriculture alone We have thrown away tbr. o out of tho tour great aardinal power, of production; ana wtiat hive you dono with the fonrtat W?fa.t -an I say of the a?nculture of Vi giniai1 It has only starred the boiom of mother earth. Its science i. sll known and rractis?d by the old negroes on her plan tations. Going through some of your counties you over tike a man and as. him, ' Whose house I. that ^Ihat is mine " "Well, wliose is that *'? pointing in another direction. "That is mine, also.' Well, whose is that over yonder J" "riia*. i. mine, too, .tranter "And do vou own that way oil thsre also V 'Why, yes, stranger I do But (scratching his head,) don t supple 1 ?m so (iamued poor as to own all tho land about here. (Uu^hter and biasing.) You allown plenu j>? ft i ? ?lnv?r*v added to poveity. Poor land added tw po>r land, and nothing more, and no hin* aM?d to nothing gives nothing. (Renewed laughter.) While tha owner I. talking politic. at Richmond or in Congress, or spooding the summer at the White Springs, the and grow, poorer and pooiwr, j and this soon brin<e Uno, n?groe? and all. un a ! the hammer. You have the owners sVmuing the ne I gro^n and the negroes .ainning tlie land, until all grow poor toci'tfcer. Well, what has bteu ,hs con'oq ieni.e of ihisr You have lost a million and a half o. populatiou. You have peopled other States, now a. rich as Virginia herself. You have peopled Ohio. Keutuc'iy, lennesseo, Indiana, lUinois, SUtes tieyond tlie Mis<i.*ippl, and now California. Tbo sons of Virginia bars h??n compelled t? leave their mother for other Uudi. Notv-tU* Viririnla has dooe all this, an 1 t"fs, too, is my bjast, stilt she ha. a million and a half of population left, and still le.'t her gypsum, her suit her ba bori, her rivei ? , and all lier un.le?'loped wealth, and neoJ. no-.hing but men worthy of her fatb rs and mothera? ivor"iy to inir rv her daughters, to develop tbe.e powers and m ?ka oil Virgii.ia hoiself again. (l^oud applause.) ^ute .g?inst me if you pl.ase. but I ask you to unite witU me in lorwaidiog sg.icultme. There is one other great topic upou which I should to ich. and that i. the oe it ar.1 most important of a\L It emhracei all. contiini ?1U roiers all 1 mean the last ioine.tie topic 1 shall <ou -h Z,T I ea? not what your Ideas and ooimoa. n'uy have been upon tbie t..plc in any ot your ,.att discussions; I cone to revive not some thing new, tat something that is old. I stand here, as 1 have said, an independent man to express my own opm ons. 1 allude to the suo jeetof popular eoacatton. I'his is no new subject. It is one long debated, and nates bac< to the author of the Declaration of lndep?ndcn:e who was tb? foan |sr of the University of Virginia (Applause.) la. _ the ,on of a federalist, but ea/ly in my tifi 1 learnsd to l^au to the principle- of J?l..irsou. I care nor, bow .u ioU the most blue light federalirts ?f New Bog an I may have cursed Lis memory, thl. Univeru'.y will ever st.ud lye honored monumeot Not the i'ol^rsity al?n, bat tue creat system ui>oq which it is founded. II* _ never in fenced it to sUnd, l Ao the great temple of HWiM ^An K? lo, without a scairobling of thought, but > '' to be the centre of a univerial educatioa. Na ?tl e A !1 C, single rule of tlire\ l'eter I'arley institution, did no intend to establiib. Not tne little learning it I. .est to touch not, but the deep l^arma* an la practical litrtra tare that should le?ven ?he whole luiup of the P?"Pl8 Thin wa. what he inteudod by his I n'versity. He was a oemocrat? a practUal democrat. Hi. not trying to bring % man to a lo?er leveL but to reach down and lift men up. That, that was rhomas Jeifer son's principle; and this is the g'?at end I seek to a? c.mplish in carrying out his Idea of a What is your Oolveralty at pre.ent? Yuu have five hundred stu lent, and ten J?*"?*; I what are these professors* Not what they I ought to be (Ureal laughtor among tho stu eut. of th. University ) These professors know what I mean; they are not professors, but merely ex tminers. They are always bendiug their minds oyer oth? m.-o s thoughts. Hive us tan more professors, and let them roiue lorth and tell thoir exper.en ie and researjh, and leave to tutors the work of exara.n ng the class. Ut the people have snch a University here, aud let it be the superintendent of the public mind. Lot the professor, ot the college, superintend the academies let the acade mies superintend tie common school., and let them all STon^to tb. public, leading all in the way of Unow^ ledie Do you te I me all men are created e,tu*l, wnen one man's son has to work aU day to help to teed his father, while the rich man's .ons have nothing to do b it stndy i You think tt a hardship to starve that ch 11, but yet you will look indifferently upon >hs starving mini. Tne body maj die? It is fit fo?d far worms bit the mind, the immortal mind? ble.sed bo t*?J? 1 11 dies. If there is any miser among yon, ?ny old batcnolor among you. who bas no children of h'.owo, an l Is not willing to feed the miud of bis neighbors childr-u who is too mean to take some poor mm's I daughter and make her his wife? if such are I unwilling to be taxed for this public edueatloe, let them go to the polls Lid vote against tne, for if I am Governor, I *'? urge on thl. system step by . ?p, till It 1< i neeomplUhed. W.U. 1 gentlemen, I .now of no other matter, of puhli, ?otet-s?, besides vour public ire.lit, your manufactor^i, your ? griculture, comineice, mming, internal improv.Bient^ , public education, and the topies upon waich I have Vouched II you desire to know my opinion, upon the federal topics ot the day, allow me to say 1 would glally be .pared th.t pain. Virginia has given the prou le.t and best of her men to the Inion. rfhe h?s given nor Wa.hmgton, her Monroe, her Tyler, and a hoU of great men to the Union. Nothing ha. twen dwotod to 1 ier do^ mestic Slate c uncils that was wantedby theOnioa. At Richmond the State bas been neglected, lime has been wasted in discussing teder.l topics, and nex ^ ,lr?? drinking, n?-xt to hor.e ranmg, next to gam'il ng. the discussion of tederal topics Is, to us. the greatest curse. I have no concealment, however, upon the subjeit of oar I federal reUtious, an I some of them ought to be alluded to In relation to this foreign war, I am glad mat 1 am as.ured of my conddence in o?r preseut a lmmi.trat.oo tor the preservation of our neutrality. I tesi.teut Pierre will, I am ?ure, and I concur iu ni. piocy, our neutrality with all the powers engaged in the Kuropean war. I^t them flgut .f they will, we will feed them. We have the wheat au l tn. pro^ visions, ami in one little town upon ttie oor.lers of the lake, w\iich has grown un In tbs night, C"loag<? alone sends more wheat to the foreign market thao ?*P0't e<l from any four ports tn Kus*a. (Apptause 1 We have the provision, and we have the munitions of war I^t tliem tight if they will? we will fee l them and a v?? the profit of neutrality. This is one impor mat public topic, and next to this is th* public laols. In my ju ?g ment the land ordinance regulating our ptiblla d-.nn n, i. next to the constitution il?elf in wisdom an l justice. We h?ve an emineut domain for the oppressed of every clime This orilnance arms toe Western pioneer an I sends him to the Far West to open new empires to .he World ? there his home Is, in h s log :?bln of the Afe That lan 1 svstem, that ordinance of eminent .homaio, h.a worked wosders. It has Diult up e;ghUin -tutes besides the OM Thirteen which set the systs. In m-iWotl. t has gone b?yond the Mississippi valley. Whit d ? I , ?y It ba. reached beyond the Mississippi, It has rea-h ? d the P*cltie Oomo, aid yoa a front on both ?ide? 01 i he continent for commerce for a*rt :uUure, for m\a og, for peace, or for war. The lands, ?he public lands are a trn.t The proceeds of their sale are In my jad^msot as sacred as any of the money of the federal g .vern meat. 1-et to impious hand then, dare to i too h it Let it be no fo.vl for the lanl jobber., and j rpeculaUir. and peculators. Pre""' ' r'%r'* it for the ac'ual settler Let him Uve Pro ' tect the log cabin father. Ie-t him have tne I lands. l?t him have the lands at the lowest mmim irn, I but let them not he use l V? corrupt menders of ytn gress and tbe people of our Statee. 8-ven millions have tK- n sold during the past year and s xUen milUons i uifou away for Ya.oo .peculations anl south sea a-lo me*. 1 would do anything to save these laads and li event corruption in 'inr Congress (The .peaaer here *aid be bad been challenged to glie his views upon this sut.iect by '.he Richmond tVAitf He said he was wllLag to kave an the qo-stions now arising npon onr public land. U> the good Judgment of tne Virginia represeota lives Hi Congress, which was -snstioo ng fully the Uuu ter L*ni Mil.) The ?e?t subject Is your taritf. Yon ? re told, however, that tine question I. c' -ad ami the^e issue, are at an end. T deny It. Wny. g?nt|e*e?, the vroteetive tariff 1. allv? an 1 kicking. (LaughUr.) Ho fsat hae been the flow Into the public tr-a?ary. that a redaction of duties Is r#pomm?nle.| in the last report of the Secretary of the Treaaury. Now, upon this .nbjeot I hare bat a word to ?a j, and that l?, I am aow M I ever have been, ? free trade man You have <onn otW tonics which are interesting, and one i. the River and Harbor blU. and upon this subjoet ynu have a veto fr.? PreaMent I'ieree tn save the treaaury against the rush upon It from the overruling members of Congrns. la fa tot of river and har bor Improvement*. Uatly, tie men, you have the all absorbing topic 'of alavnry. It pain* m to touch upon tbla *ubjeet. For eleven year* of my lire It worked me hard la the Congress of the United State*. For eleven yeari, day In and day out, did I atand op, the hoy against the man, stand up In Oongrean against the great arch enemy of the South. John Quiuey Adams, a man who poM**sed more political ability, cun ning and sagacity. than all the abolitionist* of the pre eent day combined. I should hare keen a boy Indeed If I had not learned a leaton in thoae long year* of labor. >nd here I can ?ay, gentlemen, that every prediction I ever heard Adam* make upon this (abject, has been or U now being fu'ttlled. The boaat th*t the aehoolmaatera would teach, that the preae would print, that the pulpit would preacn a crusade against slavery, until the North would be one body on the aide of humanity againet our (Southern institutions, waa a prediction that has already been fulfilled. The preacher* hare been at work. Gen tlemen, 1 have one of their sermon*, which 1 wlah to read to you, slaveholder* of Charlotteenlle. There is no Impropriety In reading thta iermon ? it never came from heaven. (Laughter.) It la a iermon baaed upon the rendition of Anthony llurna from Boston. MUlioai of slave property had escaped, and at laat the democrat* came in power, and a Virginia owner asked for the restoration of bis property, which had fled to Boston. The army and the navy had to be invoked for thii, and, at a coat of thou lands to the govern ment, the pioperty was returned. What lolloes I Why, here is a discourse on Christian politics. Thie sermon was preachel on the 4th of July, 18M? I want you to murk the date? by James Freeman Clurk. of Boston, and, recollect, before the elections In New V?rk and tbe other great State* had taken plane. Mr. Wise here resd for nearly or quite half an hour from the air- _ mon of James Freeman Clark, a violent abolition doeu-' me lit, denouncing th?* South and sliverj* and cAiling upon tue North to wake up, and without distinction of party to join hands an?in>t Southern institutions, rhe sermon predictel a "watiog up of the North, ' as it i ailed it, apl a repeal of the compromise measures, or a dissolution of the Union. Tbe sermon said the cn w disunion no longer came from tUe South, but from the North. Tbe sermon was nothing more nor less than a violent phillippic of the Rev. Theodore Parser school, from a fanatical abolitionist of ltos'on against the South and slavery. Tbe object of Mr Wise was to make the Know Nothing party the fulfilment of the propbsiy of this sermon, that the North was waking up, and all po litical crteds would join bands in a crusade again* t slavery. He succeeded just about as well as the frog in the fable, who tried to iwell himself to the ill mensioos of the ox. He bnrsted. The Idea that Jame* Freeman Clark and Theodore Par ker were the inspired political prophets to foretell tbe coming of the Know Nothing party, and th it mso of tbe r stripe were the leaders of this psrj/ "* tue North, was considered by the audience simply stupid and absurd. When he got tired of reading he continued his s pee eh. This, gentlemen, Is the prediction an 1 pro phecy of a Christian pretcher. Wa-r?-lus?tts has been sweut away? the land of the Pilgrims, the land ot learn ing, the land of ffaneuil Hall? JUssachusett* has been swept away by this preaching and Its party, She stands now with but one friend of the constitution in her Legis lature, and with sixty-two men in oppjsition to it? a body of men who #ave a heavy vote for Theodore "?rI*r as their cbapla'n? the devil incarnate, butuuabieto bide sit P?r Ills hoo' or tc.il (laughter.) lhis is the legislature ?f the land of ths Pilgiim* wiiere religion maile the barren rock* smile. The descendants of these l'llgrim pioueers have at last grown wealthy. I lit* have become millionaires. The preachers have begun to make laws, to plea 1 about morality and preach Christian politics. There has grovn a crop of draggon s teeth in New England She I* now free *oill?m, Millerism Mor monism, an I she has g.ven us, lastly, the greatest and vilest ot til isms-Know Nothin^ism. (Here there was au outburst of hissing that male tho un initiated open their eyes. Mr. Wise saw he was in a hornets' nest, from which thero was no re treat. His friends applauded, but the hissing could not be put down in this way. At length quiet w*s restored, and Mr Wise prodded ) 1 his ism lias combined every into in the North, till :t has swept Massachu setts, fulfilling tbo pred ction of the preach, er to the letter It has swept New York, 1 ennsylva nia, Delaware, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Rhode I-laud, and other States, and boas- ? lUelf to be inimical to su very It hss n ne Governors in the place of nine (rover I nors who were friendly to the constitution of the United States, and it ixpects to be in a majority in the House of Representatives lu December next. when, according to the pren'ber, the comprom'se i* to bo repealed or ttie Union dssolvf d (Hs.ing anl applaud) Coming evtn's ess*. I Lei' shad >ws before. Now, it you oltct me (Governor of Virgin a, I rdiall swoar te support tho consti tution ot th? state and Union. I trill remember that I am clothed with tbe militia power to suppress insurr-e tion In Virginia. If there is anything holy on this earth which I would lure preserved, it is the union of tleae ,-tates For It I would willingly, cheer ul'y po lr oat my blood? give u? mi Me, B it if I am placed in charts of the ii word of Virginia I will b??r aod fotb'ar to tho last ; but If the worst -onies to tho worst, if the honor of the "-tate la touch*", by the God or Virgiuia, I will draw ttat sw<.ird and tiesh it. aud it stall bo broken in my bund (Lau?bter ani applause.) Aul I fear that ?om? of the first traitors 1 shall be called upon .o srre>t wll> be within fie 1010m of out o.vn ata'e. There are truitors at home There aio those among us who are in daily correspondence with the^o Christian preaoV- I er* But 1 will not stop within the llm ts of tne State, 1 but every traitor thai, 1 can catch, I will nang. (More laughiug aud applause.) Now, *entleineo. 1 bti# got through St?*e and lederal to pin, an l wh*t elie is ther ? I Aie you satisfied with any on" ol themi1 ' What ca ne ye outin the will-rnem lot to soe?" (Uughler.) N>ue outer every ten In toi* crowd came here to nea- me sing the niinoro not the majora. Would you have me turn Iroin federal 'opi?*, State topics, public credit, mining, agriculture oommer:e, and descend to Know No'liiug ikin? (tjreat cnniMon, hissing, whistii g and appltuse, so that at tim'-s the speaker could not be beard ) Where did this come fr^inf What cm it be? Why, gentlemen, the 1 oor ttuog in ilk full developomeut, i* public. (Crest hissing ?nd *onie applauie ) I know all of your tricks, yur signs, your grips, your pass worts, your triangular pieces of pap*', and as much of your dam lan ern do ng? as you do (Uugbmg, hissing, hootinj, and gtocral . onfusii u). I uave no doubt that most of you U*re, who are engaged In thi* thing, are act.ng in tbe greatest Unocesc* I know It, ani you do rot. (Hissing ?nc co?.fu? on exut nued ) I know it much better than you do. It* purpose* are snown It w?* forinsd in th? North, !u New Kngiand, by J*m-s Kreeman Clara and Theod< re rark?r, and other preachers ol ChrijtUn pol tlc* (Loud langbter and hlssin< from the Know Mutbings.) It is any-slavi ry in disguise. (Whistling and hissing ? tntinued.) It is more than ? quarter o a cntnry old in the Old World, aud If you will go and buy Dickens' novel called 14 Hard rimes,'' you will fiosl somi thlng of the origin of this society? among the wjrkiug classes of Kngland, where there are largo property holder* aud great oppression, and a good reason for such a societv. In lb * book, of thi* clas% I repeat you will find something ol thie organisation. (Moro laughing and hooting and applause.) This orgaoiiation was brought from Old England to New Yors, an t is now working m tbe North out when It was first started, tb? question was, tow are we to work to uuite it with politick? llm devil stood by and said ?' the b*s? thing is to raise a hell of a mus* about the Pope." (Great oou fotion, come hissed snd whistle 1 and laughed, nod the Wise men, boiling with auger at this outburst of the Know Nothings, stamped and did some applaudiug, but without much elTec'.) The sp?aker here aaid something which w?a lost la the confusion. It was something about the Know Nothings beiug the devil's own, and being yet in tbe horrors. He continued. You proscribe the i?crasy of the nunnery, yet you skulk with adsrk lantern yoursoives. (Hissing, loud an 1 general.) Not only do you address yourselves to a fliglou* ?leineut, bht you address a po litical element. You have swept a ?ay the whigs of the North and they have become abolitionists? they have become free soiiers. Tbeyare In thst coodltlou trial the couservallvt whig* of the South cannot jo n hands with tbe whigs of the North. Well, gentlemen whig* of the South, il you cannot do this, now do yoo better the thing by dodg n? behind a curta.n in the South, aod with your Northern whigs exchange signs, grip*, and passwords? Your motive* are innocent, no doubt, lor you are inveigled into thi*, and may "God foig ve you tor ye know uot what je do." (More hissing and confusion, in which a few sentences of tue speaker wero lost. It waa to the elfect that the Kuow Nothings were prophe cled in the Hook of Samuel, In which Absalom was made to figure as tbe great original or ths Know Nothings.) Remember, while you prescribe foreigners, that thit country In i'i revolution hsd an Arnold lor its Absalom, and a lafayette for its defender. Remember that among there who pledged taeir lives, their f irtuu'S, and tneir sacred honors for American independence, was Charles Carroll, and whin told that among so many Corroln it would not be known which Carroll it was, he put down his name, Charles Carroll, of CarroUton. (lo^ne applau>e.) Resides what was done in the revolution by George Washington, I<%f*y*tte, and Franklin, and tb?ir coe pesrs, tell the ignorant and unlettered wUj it was, who, over~ix liunrr*d year* a^o swore the ttkrons of knglsod, and obtained the tntgna charta from King J< bo. Who did It? Co to the chill's boot aod you will learn that it was Stephen l*ogion, a Catholic churchman, wbo was forced upon King John by the Pope of Home and who obtained lor you, and me, anl our lathers, the trial by jury, an l all the benefit* of tbe magna charts. Hut apsrt from tne religious aod p d ti cs I sspect, it has aa agrarian aspect, bent on doin< nothing more nor less tban to array the wh ts labor of tbe South ag*in?t slave Ubor (More lau<hing anl hirsing.) Now, gentlemen, I rely as much upon the iion-slaveholJer of our state as I do upon the largest slavehol ier 00 tli? James river, tome of our proacher* are engagsd in this nutter . and these m"n of Gol put on robes to *erv? the devil .0, and I d'spiee thsin from my heart. Cursed be tne prea<-her? Protestiot or Ro man Catholic who would try to unite church an 1 State. (Applause.) Wl?n this is done the State wdl cor rupt the church, theehuich the State, and both will sink together. It was so in Rome As *000 as the Bishop of R..me put on the purple of State, the eUurrh and Stile | wmt down together Preachers have a d lfrreat kmg I dom than po'.tt es If I am to have a Pope at all, I W tul I ( rather have a Roman Catholic I'ope, way off in Italy, than I a Protestant Pope at home. (The speaker here spike of hi* own religion, raying, if correctly heard in the confu sion, that he was educated by n Scotch Kp'scopsliao.) Now. gentieaien I will tell yon what this organisation Is. There are two councils? the National Onuucit, com posed of thirteen, from the number of the first States of the Union; and tben State councils, wliic'i are scattered all through the *tatee. Jatne* W. Barker, of New York, Is president of the first, and Freorb Ivlngs, of Washing ton, is the emiasary of thi* body, to paa* down the pass words to yon in Virginia. (C.nfusion ronewed, hise<*s snd applan<e.) You are to take your password* oat of the State; and Jame* W. Rarser. of New York, and tbe oligarchy of thirteen, are to tell tbe people of Virginia how to vote for Governor. Ha* it eoroe to thU? Am the people of Virginia to be told who to vote for by J*me* W. Barker and French Ivingsf Forbid It, G nil But thjs is not all. Methodist ministers organ se your oun '.us for yoo, or have done *?, going thiougb the country oe

tenslbly to circulate b'.blee. This* men In sheep's cloth ing eeae among you to show yon how the thing works, and yon submit t> their dictation. New Yor* ia to rule Virginia. Why, that croee-eyed ogre of pnblie journalism, James Gordon Bennett, wbo, by vlllany and black mail baa made million*, say* it is all arranged In New York that I am to be iWesteJ. He says Howard and myielf are both to bo defatted, an l th? old vllllan has sent a reporter to follow me through the State to report my speeches, and to miarepreseot me in hie paper [Tbft was l<e No I]. I fir<t met this repre sentative li Pateraburg. Shortly after I urlwd tkm, he Ml up his card to om la my hotel, and waa shown to my rooms. Ha presented ma with a latter of intro duction from tha Horn. Thomas A. Booock, of Virginia, which atoted that iha bearer waa a young gentleman who waa nnxiooe to hoar me upon the stump. In the conversation, however, which followed, he told me tkat ho waa the representative of the N*w Yuan Hiuuld, and bad come to report mi speech** for that paper, and aakod If I had an* objection*. I laid "no, none what ever." He aaked if I could give him any facilitiea la the way of manuscript, aa ha waa not practiaed in report Inf , and waa not certain that he could report me verbatim. I told him ''no; that I apoke extemporaneously and from a very few notea." He theu left, and wheu I went upoa the "tags to address tha audiuaee, I naw him aeatad at the footlights before me taking notea In the eourae of my remarks. whan it became necessary to refer to him, I pointed n'm oat to the audience, for the purpose then, aa I call It up now, of letting the people of Virginia know the politician* of New York took enough interest in the election of Virginia to send a representative among ua, which haa never be in iloue before. I said he had been introduced to me aa a gentleman, ami I as-ied for him the courteay of Petersbui(r. When the speech was ovei this young man again called on ae for m ire facili tiea. [This waa lie No tf, for the "young man" called upon him to demand an explanation for his breach of courtesy in pointing him out to the audience; but M-. Wise eaa not honest or inanly enough to nay this. J Ha said I spoke very slow, and ho hal iu<. (uaughter.l He could report me very * aaily, and had got me. [This was lie No. 3, for no such language wan used. He was told that be sooke vary slowly and distinct, aud every word of his speech had been correctly reported. J He then left; and I next beard of him anxiously In luiring tae way to? to ? Halifax ? >1 would rather hare sent him So the other place. (Laughter). [Vhis waa lie Mo. 4, for the " young man" had do intention after the ungentle manly cc>nductef Mr. Wise, and thin interview, to con t nue with him or go to Hutifax, but resolvid, anil did, return to Washington within two day* later.] A few daya sfterwards toe Herald came to hand, with bis re port published, full of falsehood* and m.srepresenta tloos. Where I said I was an " InQuite radical demo crat," be made me nay " infldel ra ileal deinorrat," aud what 1* more surprising, nearly the whole press of tue Mate have published thl* malicious report, and nay it i* correct. [When Mr. WUe raid the report waa " full of misrepresentations" be wilfully told lie No. 5. It wai moat acourate; and all unpr?juilic?d gentle mon who beard blm and who have read the report, aay so; and the pr?as of this State, m.n/of whose editors eere pre test, insist upon it that the report waa correct. If It wa* to full of laleehood* why could not the gentlemanly and cbivalric Mr Wine instance more than one, in a do cument of four columns } I saw nothing more of this reporter till to day, upon my arrival in Charlot'.eivilio. When I eat <!o?u tt the dinner tub e at my hotel, who shoald I eweover but my former compau.ou turned up aguinl ((Ireat laughter ) [Ha hud "tnrned up a^ain," and bad that very day arrived m Charlottesville, par-.ly because of a private note, voluntarily written by Mr. Wire to a gentleman in Washington, in which he dis claimed making any remarka at Petersburg, or doing anything intentionally to reflect upon or oilend bio. J And now, aentlemen, I have spoken thus much and re feired to this man, because I tuppose be is somewhere in the auuience. (Great excitement in the audience, and crie* of "Bring b.m outl bring him outr" "Where I* be/" "(lure he h! here he lei" -Turn him out!" "Put him oat of the home!" "Suppose you try It?" "Come out who dare atwmpt it?" &c., ho., he. Mou eiimbed over each other'* shouMers to get a peep, the ladie* in the galle ries itrttrhed forward to g-'t a glimpee, and youog null -wan kieked up generally. For a time there were strong symptoms of a fight, aud partisans were formed on bo.h aide*. I he "representative" who waa the inaocent cau?e of all this excitement, and who wai a perfect stringer to every seal in the bouse, mate an elTort to advance from the crowd around him, to meet toia Mr. Wi?e fare to face, and answer bim upon the spot. He waa prevented from doing to, being kept hack by some friends wnj bad in th* excitement (tatt ered around bim to espouse hia cause, and light for bim ii necessary ) Mr. Wise then cuetinued: ? Gentlemen, when I am Governor of Virginia, I will have all such cattle bung [In the great excitement, it wa* difficult to bear tbe speaker; but those arouod bim say the above va " tbe irmsik made Tbis must be decide] heroafter between Mr Vliw and the gentleman referred to in the remark.] With tbe delivery ol' a few more sentence*, which were loet in tne excitement and confusion of the mamett, Mr. W>ee closea bis sp??cli, and retired from the stand, having occupied nearly threi hour* in its de liTery. Board of Aldermen. Jan. 20.? LUrwr, E??i , Prasideut, in the ohair. Ihe minutes of the l**t meeting were rtad and approved FIRM RKMI AUnVAh REPORT Or TUB MRU MARSHAL. Th? fin'. semi-ann-ial report of tho Fire Al fred Jf. baker, waB piesenvwd by Allerinia Howard au 1 ordered on tile. The tollowng .a a copy of the report ? E?M! ANNUAL HKl'OBr Of rHi'J FtltB MARSHAL. To in r Mayor, tjosiMoa OocaiilL and PouCti JUrfTic*! or nwCrrv and count* ofNkw York. GorrLttut-s ? 'Ibe undersigned respectfully report the r??ult el ni? investigation* of Bros, from Oio first oay ot June to t >e llrat ?y of December, 18ot. Ilo t?v es pleasure in calling yo ir alteullonto the uuiverial approuatiou with wh ch the luvestig.t'on* have beeu mel by hiin tUrougoo at. the ci?y an I the fac','u"\''!?' dered on every oecaslo i -y a I, either directly or iuoi reetly concerned: whioli Is an evidence that the insti tut ion of luuuinet into th ! origin of nrea, so .ong called for, and so uecewny to the city, has been sustained and ftUDFOvcii by our citiMDi> . It ? acknowledged hat since the investigations b ive bee a con.inn.crd ncend alien of a peculiar eh, tr*:l?r i.i the mercantile portion sf our city Lave greatly dlmiu Uhed; tn'y act, nut only as ? preventive, but a greit?r dmree of caj e is ob-.erv.-d. which was mo much o e le 1 among. t n certain p-rton of our citi7.?uH, who hive heietoiore been too cartles* in the us* ot tire and e.no buetible materials. , . In the course of the investigations, hot air fun ace flu. ? are ?bown to b* the cause ot several buildings t.k in* ti"; t would therefore be in.po.taut if *11 bu.UcM weie to take iome decided action in the matter and adopt toue me.nr whereby they may preveut the danger .0 manifest in tlir pre-tnt plau ot consteoetion. Oim r?e auter should b* made to remain permanently open ?o as to acu it of a free pas-ageot the hot air, as by c o-H( all ? beat ie t reduced between tho woodwork, rendering It at once liable to taUe fire. It i. conceded that toe jnmt perfectly constructed apparatus if not properly Attended to is a \ery unraie plan lor heating bun :.ng*of acy deicrip*ion. It a even Admitted that to* stoam nines useu in factori?? and inac'iina shop* forhcitiug the builoinga will cause a are, if oiled cttton, waste or r?ir? are uiaccd in contact with tbem. *he let'ort ahowH the arreet o' twelve pereone charged with artAD. Out of tbis number, a meichaut haa been ii BTictcd of an attempt to tir? hie oen preuiiaee, an 1 uuteneed to lour yeara an! ? * monthi in the .i'.ato pri hjd aaother ot the accuhed wan convict* to! netting lire to a'dweUina b<?i*e, iec? iving a eeutence of ten y ara iu the Male prikOB ; one wa> tried and acquitted; ana two now remain in prl??? awaiting trial; the WMH were olidiarged tor Uie want of evi.lence. The invektlgation* give, as near an can be ascertained, tne lo* by tlM, and ihe amount ot in?urance, al?o the origiu of e?..h Qre, ?nd it wilt be aeen th.t out o? the whoie number ? x.y weie beyond a doubt the work of the meendiary; ttur ty -Uur auppvsed U be demgnedly act on lire, aad eighty - n* the renult ot accident The fire department and the police authorities have rendered very eBlvsient aiu in the prosecution of the io veetigatMiun. and the very faet of having ?ome peraon to follow up the neceieary in?iutrla? into ihe origin of tlree haagrea'ly in:reaaed tW.gilance of t .e p-dio. in the detection of luceudlariee tnroughout the Jty. obedient aervant, AU.Rg;D R baKER) Ktre Marshal. filer* follow" a complete ii#t of the ti.ea which occur red during the six rnoutae, with name!, date*, lo??*?, insurance, came, 4"=.] MITES OF ItKrBBENCB j?IT 3 ? ?No. 0?j Amos street: James Turner wan af reiteo for setting tire to the basement ot a rear dweLiug of the said pr?iui?es. he was tried and ac'iultwt. July ?? *U7 Front street was occupied by t.tiaries A. PevereUy for itorage , an attempt was made by him to lire the premises, having purchteed an half barrel* ot eampbene am turpentine for that purpose; he nad em lwiJ?<l several -_n?u?and collars worth of merchandise entrusted to hie care, and tne destruct.onof Uie orem set would have concealed the dcfalca.iou. His trial corn mencsd ontheitu ef Noveuibei, anl reiulte<l m a con virtion on th* 10th. 0? tLe a:d of December Ju.lge Beebe eenwnced the prisoner to a term of lour yean eu I Six months l ard laber in thf State prison, Sing -ing. th? ooore L. Peverelly, Otteeu years of uge, brothsr to the prison- r, and an aceompjce in the olfeuce, waa admitted to bail in the sum ol V) UOU. Jnlv K? e.6J Kroat street: two women were arrested charged with ?eltiu? tire to a bile of ra^s with an intent to ourn tne preai.se-, the e? <.enje betore tlie m?*i< trate did not in bla opinion justify their detention >n the CUJ*n7v U? ?Twenty-third street, between Seven'.h and Kiel. th avenues A n.gr? set nr.. to a stable, wui-ti ? prend to sevtral ethers and destroyed them, h? was ar rested and committed to prison, In a day or t#o a.ute tne i.hysi:lan? pronounc.d insane, ana he wan sent to the l unatic Asylup. -o Blackwell s ..dani. Jul> 11 ? J.i Maid .-a War, wine and liiuur .tore, rue police dif covered a lighted candle <Un ling in a p?^ measure of corks in the cular, a', a .out a o clo k in ?he evening, Ue candle had Just burn", down, au.l w .. H i ?>?* the coias and measure when extin?.il.he I by the p>l . e^ The ?'ore had bem closed for upwards of t?J hours. It Wks shown h> the evidence tuat ths lighted candle h?l been carele.sly left in tne ueasure by tne por-er. There was considerable straw an t other iutl ?m.iiable stuff In the -eliar near this e.an.lle, but lte timely llscovery nn doubtedly prevecte-1 tie bum ng of tne premissa. Jnlv '/?J? *108 Caarles street: a Hr. ami Urn. Thompson were Lreete.1 charge w.th MMteg Ml 1m M-?am ?loO? and then tiring tne |.eem -?s , art cl ?? cuumed by i? cotoolainante w-re found in th?ir pMseieion. Tt?e ?e i'i? > l>artf?s were held ny JusUoe Uar*#. Tha complaint wa? ftubf>vnu?i?tlT iKnwretl by tbeiirmnd Jury. A no u? t 1? ? i < ' Kast Twenty -eighih street: a man nsme?! Martin .-hlpton waa arreated for aettlng Bra a> the tens meot bousa situated lo the rear of the 'bo'e^ nsmsd nre in ises m tha day time; he had quarreli d with the agent of tn? premises, and oat of reveage tor belnir ejecte?l from the houaa. he atiemptal to barn It <<??? hv^sett n h Are to a room on the fourth story. He was"rted*n tke 5'lthof Septeiober, convicted, M l m court s-ntenead him to aarva a term ol tan year* at hard ee'rv *tore and the fire occurred unler eusplcloa* c.r th# proprietor of the st-ire was arrtstel by K i u'p^n a very length, examinatio. wa, inlftaU. Mfor. Ju?. Ice Stuart, but taeevkl^ce did n_A m the opinion of the Ju-t.ce ausUln the charge, and he "s.2crsiss?K.^.i ?u ... . /,r? T thTflra waa diecjrered at both eodt of toe b?r ^ Ml ao Or* la tha mi Idle. The pr.> nrii&r iM edited by tha poUce on suspicion; tie whole Lstter was Inveatlgated before Justice oioorn, bu. there n. n^.u?^t7r.d,.cs .show. ,to -arrant thVM(.? trate la holding him for trial, and be wa* discharged 11 ? e>o. 3 Roctir *tr-et. Thw wae a grocer* ?im? la which tha Bre was diapered at aboat 4 o'eloek f,. the morn inir under very ?u*picious clrcumstaneas, ' ha owaer of toa *tor* had eold out U h ? elert, hit ia tallied tlx policy of Ihuum (till in hi* own mm, up to the Um of tbo Srv, which fact relieved tho company of ujf responsibility. October 16? *176 Third itmii, corner of Seventeeoth ?tract. Thla vu a grocery store, occupied by Frederick Myers and Claries Williams, two Oermans. Shortly be fore tb? fire occurred they dissolved copartnership, and Myers was owing moner to Williams for hts internet in the ccncera. On the Sunday in question, th*y went out riding together, and on ret iming to the (tore a>>out B o'clock, they found that a Ore had occurred in their pre miaae. The case waa suspicious at the time, especially when a flctitloua cltim waa made against the insurance company, by Mjers, for liquors alleged to be burnt. They remained together until the 3d of November, when a quarrel took plaee between them, and Myers on that morning is accused of attempting to take the life of Williams, by shooting him In the head. The assault, however, did not pr>re fatal. Myers was arrested; shortly after his arrest he made a statement to the Fire Mariilial that WiUUms. on tbo morning of the difficulty, had confessed to him that he waa Ibe person who entered the store, stole the ?80 from the money drawer, and then set Ore to the store, knowing that be (Myers) was uuured, and would make something by the operation. Williams said tbat on their return from Harlem he got out of the wavou, left Myers on the road, at about Sixtieth street, came down in a car to Seventeenth street, at about dark went into the store, and set it on dre. October 20.?* 7 and 0 Canal street. A fire o:curr?d in tbe oil clothing manufactory of Hanford & Co., on the third floor They bad not betn but a short time in the baildlog, having moved from No. 262 Pearl street, at which place they had a fire on tbe 20th of July preced ing. Tbe fire occnmd at their last place in the drylug room. This room, it appear*, ha* been fitted up with steam heaters' supplied by the escape stram from tie toiler in the basement. Thee Iron hotter* were ar langed all over tbe floor, and about six inches from the floor, above which, a distance of some twelvo or fourteen inches, h jog the oiled cotton goods to dry. As the fire was first Uncovered in this room, it is presumed, if the fire was not tbe act of dertgn, to have been caused by some of these cotton goods falling on tho heaters and taking lire October 20 ? ? 32 Pell street, ( rear. ) A fire occurred in the cabinet shop of Michael Dobsoo. At the time this fire was d scovered tbe premises No*. 7 and 9 Canal street were burning furiouily, but the timely aid of tno firemen soon extinguished it. About tes minutes or less prior to the fire, Dobson was seen to come out of bis shop In ? hurried manner, lock tbe door, and go otf quickly. On examination of tne shop after tlie Ore, the snavin^s were found saturated strongly with turpentine, evidently done to aid in the destruction of tbe premises. There was an Insurance on tbe stock of (160; but the property was ihuwD to be not worth 960. Tne Orand Jury have Indicted IKbson for the arson. November 3.?* 606 Grand street. A grocery itore kept oy Moses Myer was discovered on Ore- the circum stances were very suspicious, and the police arrested Mjer for tbe arson. The facts showed tbat an attempt bud been made to burn the store ou tbe Sun>lay nigot previous. At both times M;er wa? absent. At the Ust time, however, Myer bad but a start time left tbe sV>re, when the lire was found burning undrr the shelving be bind the counter. It was also sliowu that an inniraa<:e of 92 OoC was on tbe stock and furnlturs, although not worth 9400. This fact, and other suspicions acts on the pait of tbe accurcd. exhibited a strong motive for tbe arson. Justice Welsh sent the case before the Grand Jury, and a bill of indictment was found against Myer for arron in the first degree, lie is now in tbe '^omas awaiticg ? i ixl. RECAPITULATION. Ni'Mbkr or Firks m kacb Month. 1 Vo. TolaX. Jnv 8uppo?ed Incendiary 11 Supposed set on lire & Result of accident 1.1 29 Ju'y Sappoted incendiary 11 Supposed let on fire 6 Remit of accident 21 38 August Suppose ! incendia-y 14 Suptxsed set on ITre 4 Result of accident. l'J 37 September. .Supposed incendiary H Supposed set ou Q*e 5 Result of acc. dent 9 22 October Supposed incendiary 13 Supposed set ou lire 6 Result of accident 10 29 November. . Supposed incendiary 1 Supp Bed set on lire... 10 Result of areident 14 26 Total 180 1.088 and Insuranck Tns on j'vnperty. tAc iVew'j. June LoM by flr. and wat?r. *io:]';^60 July Do. do- ? 207,rtBt August... Co. do. . .^'704 258, *60 FepVmber Do. do. . . 233,660 October... Do. do. . ? 241 4li0 November Do. do. . __ ToUl $:.07,142 $1,240,084 Tim CKLKI1RATION OK WAbiIINOTON'8 BIRTHDAY. ton' a birthday was concurred in. hayings banks. The annual reports of sundry a** og? *?y s ,Unk ?^%rrolr IT?7 b"^ They Laii'^id t7u,re, 'thousand Uire. Soared and nWei^t depositors ?" "U!? ?f *#The Amount of font. of the institution on tUe 8rst of January, 1865. was as follow"^ #187, W 20 Ti.tal amount froui <l?po?itors a ;128 4J .. .. iu;rstdUa ..,...$194,1" h# redact amount paid depo?Wra.$102 6.7 10 # w K?p?nsts > tg $59,886 'J8 tI JaTbaU^^C'lnAttuUm/rAort that they b are r ree iv^ d dui ? n g the year sard thre. hundred and twenty three d.poalHrs. 1M following are the assets, January I, lh66. l nana secured by nond and mortgage, on im proved. unencumbered real -state in trie city and State of New York, worth double ^ ^ tfce amount loaned.... 24 4o9 28 btate'and' c'ty'^tooks aud^ndi'o wnVd by trii Leans 'on'stoc** HUtea.d city sUcks^ and oSrSTtaS:::::::. **:*?* ? ??,*?? 6t , . .. ..$1,084,634 Oi Total assets ??? **v * ' Amountdue depositors, pr.nclpsl and inter ?ft. w ** . ?r.,l...^..M,0M' m U Surplus 21,064 0?^ Qg;) ^ o2 jirncATioH for A roue. maoW*at. ut ru- mayor'.. ornca. ... ... m- chairman of the committee on the fe~s?-s=Hrr? mmmmmhbbi ,dop*d. ^ DBfAim(BST. The report of the Committee on the Fir. in favor of suspending I'at. JleUuire and John O Ne I, members of eogine company No. 39, from the ?rf '? urtmi nt, on complaint of hose company N";,44. :?;??* W Retort ot same, adver,. to oreaals ng Albert K. Smith and o-.hers aa a hook and "dd**."?pi*2,the Kraft-Tsar Monday neat. rha Caac ol Ucut. Hauler, of the B?H>brldgfc The following letter was taken from tha Washington Star of the 27th i.st. It was published In that pap^r without the kn.wled.ir or eoosent of I-ieut. H .inter, an raanot b? properly understood withont the P^'.caUon of a letter which ? ? understand lieu . H. has written the Secretary of tie Navy ? ? fn'oufng the honor ?f rSSr^Et^^i.'s S^chsr-sra." &s iTHdtTho choore to come under its folds, has been, by mders ol a petty tyrant, hauled dovu ?nd trampl.1 un *[r~!d not help onr countrymen, because I *?? ?a.t Mrn.ifM to *?> there wita ror comtuani. 1 ?*?< ???y Where diUicultiis ba?t not occurred, altnougn tnw A?n?ri"an Oi-nsul a', liuenoe A, re, .xpr^ss.d i^U a"my aba?ne? from the difficulty, as though my la*. - "r ? - r r0T:l^ w'i toParagua, w e sr sz.WKf- ^Jzsra i ear* of' JS^oMblltfy iaia the ?^aSsssj&sasj? The UMBMMct iu ? jar (pom {% ourooao. po.UiT.,re.ponjntility,J?>n^ ? wUrD for?d upon try demands that A-loi ral u'" r'lhl BriUsh navy, actel. should not his fat* be W?toJ? ?E? co?MBdi 'nJ y,t wl*h w *?&?< * ,d,'1U in hkr.W WtV,Dn. JTd ,t tha end of tbrea years return with tha A cinous aertiee, and it la to such persons who " that the promise -hould be kept to tha ear ^. l wrlU th.s statement; but tha promisa w.th me ^aU bi' broke, to tb. hop.," eeea though , I wer. ? (w, instant dismiased from a profeae on ln whten l hHe to'led for thirty yeara, alwaya aacr ?el?| ?wi; MTsonal eoa*<derat.on tur tl?. honor, taa ??*?"?*/ VV? * ** the service. The man who eoull calmly refrain, &m? lof VCe-lof war, Terted? i ?nt where sb. was not nwM, wh?? nleesity eaiafed for her eUewbe,w-??M be h?p^l? SrttM >eah term, a* wer. P ".posed ?y a Ch.^ae commander to an English on* la their leoeat war: "Thi* they bora no snratty to each other, and that they mig, , heva engagement during a whole day with bud glory to both nartiet, end no toee o f Mfe, by dOpeaair wltt theueeof shot and ball*, and using blank eai t ridges alone." I .eel that lending batteriea abroad aemi nomethii more than idle parade; that it implies that they anil be tent to eueh potato ax seem la need of them, and, tJF deed, that they are erem to be used when tbefcosor ft the flag demand! it? the eommandiag officer to he hew in the strictest tense, accountable for an unjuat or neP lee* employment of force. Simply to shrink, to avoid n responsibility, ii cootemptiblejia my eyee, and rat hi, than submit to the degradation of b?lng forced iaff tnis passive position I would throw my commiaalon 0 the dogs, and itee if, in the wide world, there waa u honest mode of gaining a xubsistence, even to a ?| U wanting wholly in the experience of human life. Whatever the navy ha* of the aflecti.aa of the Ann can people, U due to athuie energetic and gallant m< who fought in the war of 1812. A few of the old hero yet remain. Long may they lire, enjoying the reepe and aflecMons of tn?ir countrymen. They never falter' in their duty to their Hag, but alway* reflected t! ' grcateat lustre upon it. Iu their stead now we hare oft> in active service, aged imbecility, and, it cannot be d nied, sometimes youthtul imbecility ? man who ha grown up under the awful fear of respons.bility? t ngtd ones have taught the youuger onea to doubt ev</ the truths of that most famous book, the Ar tbian Nigh ales. What have we to expect from the navy when a ? fogyisra is acting from its supreme height upon youi fogy ism r ft o doubt there are those who will attribute thii e pression of opinion to an interested motive: it does ari from that, but not fiom a motive of aelf interest. near the head, as 1 am, of the Ust, a r*tired list cou not materially aflVct, my rank; as in one or two yean would be promoted from vacancies. But It would ad: materially my confidence in the efficiency of the servi> kbd I might look then, with my brother officers, ti , poNslble war with a rai-p?-ctable foreign power withi 1 the fear ol a probable uiagrace ? for disgraced we certsi' ly would be ii our adversary should nut be affected wt, lliat name old fogyiKin, woich destroys at once the et.r ciency of, and pride in, a naval service. C. G. HUNTER, Commanding U. S. Brig Balnbridge Examination or Juilui Warren Lcwli for Assault on Col. lOnocti i'raln. [From the Boston Herald, Jan. 29. J Saturday afternoon JuIIuh Warren Lew in wait exaoae before Justice N. L. fallord, at Milton, on a charg < ?n attempt to extort money from Colonel Enoch Tail the particular* of which we publUhed several days g< The examination wan attended by a Urge uumbe if persons. I.ewia conducted his own d? fence. Witnau were called for tbe govern meut as folio way Enoch Trim Bwora ? I know the respondent Jui: Warren I*wi?; law him on the i-d of January atui house in Dorchester; un inside servant came up torn ruoin and atated that a gun tleinan withed to see me,tu brought a note, wbicii r ad as follows:? "Sunday eve ? Mr. Train will confer a great few c Juliua Warien Lewis by granting one more (andi interview," 1 told the servant to ask the gentleman to go Ins re library opposite in> deeping clumber, told him tdig> a tire, am I woulii be in directly ; put on my coat ai. slippers and walked into the other room, where I tut tlia pefson (pointing to tbe prisoner) ; tbe boy thatn. ; the tire then wentoui 01 the room; priaonor waa atarlii Dt-Br.the tiro; I aaid bow do you <lo Mr. l<e*ia; 1 sat O' and remarked to him that 1 waa hauled up witht) rheumatism. He said, "Mr. Train, when I *a* in.h house before, I waa an innoceut man, but I now coo , an outlaw, armed with a revolver and a bowie knife, ?i I am here for money, and money I must have, 1 tu leave here tu-uigh , tor mere in a warrau*. outagir mo for torgery." H? at*pp?d towards me, but witio taking hia hat off, or showing any mark* of civil ty-.t ternary on such occasions. I atepped ont of the rtt and ua 1 weit remaraeJ, "Weil, we'll ace about thia a ter," I stepped cut pretty quick I atsurt you; I fot tbe boy in the dining roou. , and told'Ulm to atep outi call in the men. Immediately after my leaving the room, Mra. Ti came out of her cuainber una recognised thia pert (tuc prisoner,) in the library, and spoke to him; 1 uiaiLtd in thu dining room till the men cam* in; tn? iii the ptrcou waa armed, aud they aaid they wc take hold of him, we wuut out of the dining room i the kail, aud found the prisoner there speaking v Mr". Train; 1 then atated to my men that that ) ton bad threatened me, and repeated to them w> lie had laid to me in tb" chamber; I a-keel him if ?| bad said ho; he answered in tbe affirmative ; I t A told my nwa to seixe him and atcer.uia what wi ' on* be bad about him , they found thia knife u his person ; (Colonel train here exhibited a la aizui silver mourned dirk knife); he mode turious resistance ; after tbey secured tbe d directed thein to llini the re vol fir, wherei on t ,e prisoner remarked that he bad not the revol but that a Irit nd ol hia, who waa in a wagon a si distal ce from tbe house had it; taere waa a tremeari scuilie, in the struggle they all tell ever back; they him into the bouae, ue t' en tried to jump throug itlasa window into tbe parlor; sent a gul lor a <Mo line, we then went to work anc lied h.ru; Beat off a i t r an officer; Mr. Capon soon arrived, ami wo Aeliv tbe prisoner into bia Uanile; have previi ualy rece letters Irom the prisoner; know hia hand writing, ceived ? letter front turn tlio forenoon of the day u j wbi 'L the attack wan made. 'the lolluwisg letters were read in evidence ? I Boston, Jan. 20. 116 Enoch Thai*, E-q. ? D-ar air? I hopo you will par the liberty 1 bave "men in thus addressing you, a*?u juu it ia a liberty 1 never should have '.ateu bat tb bought it a duty I owed to you and the reiki*** yc man Irom whom I received the euelosed letter. I lave, up to a late period, been on te:?ma of Intio with Lewis, and looked forward to his doing c red 1 lintel , and to the klndneas with which you hori biBi, but, Irom tbe miserable dupe of a depraved wci i.n.1 tbe ungrateful recipient of so many advant* much caunotf now be expected. Be speaks to me ot go ng to Europe. I belie would be tbe beat thing be could do? then be might lor a time in comparative respectability, aad ultuu. be what be never can be in hia own country. Her is morally an outcast? tbtre, unknown, he mightbe< a respectable member of aociety. I would not pre-ume to offer you any directions regard to your courae in re<pect to Lewis; but if, ? ? out" much tmubli or erpenae, you could lorwan views, I think it would be doing him tbe greatest I in your power, end might relieve you from any an. you may let- 1 m bis behalf. 1 might add that 1 think it would be influence th away to endeavor to sustain hun in any positii America. Yours, respectfully, E. J. HANUIBt Nkw York, Jan. 18, 18 Dkak H.? Iam coming to Boatcn tomorrow; alial there Saturday morning. 1 am going to make an < to go to Europe, Col. Train consented to lot me , the Daniel Webster; and I should have gone, bat foi thought that I ebouid be moneyless on a foreign s when 1 arrived in Liverpool. I mutt have toward* when 1 gat there. My only hope in ci ming to Boston 1* la Mr. Tr giving me money enough to go to Europe. He ma fuse to ae* me when I call, but I Will appear a house and at his stoic, until be tends me off or ai its. It would't round bad for me to have my mixed np in a dirty poll e or criminal report with o high aa his ? would it. "IV- aristocracy of Boston ? opea their eyes and ears at tbe facta. Ferhap* be t give me board and Uxlinga at the State's expense his own name would I e eternally disgraced with th< ne?tion; and, by ! anything ia better for me ' thia miserable exlst?n?-e here. It strikes me that 1 write a letter te Mr. Train, night not long a?o, when I was "beastly" intoxic 1 wish 1 knew what it was. You will tee that I am in bad spirit*; but what e expected? That infernal icy Frost 'baa ruined her I trace all my present misery. When I met ws* doing well witn my pen, ana could call Mr. my friend. As God is my judge, I never had a really evil th< until it was born of my connection with Iter, She ? detel the $300 I received Irom Mr. Train, the (400 received from the Know Nothing, tbe <200 I rtceivt my editorial* and other matters on the Standard std tbe product* of all my otaer writings h*r*. am log in all to enough to have made a man or given me a posit'on. Uoda! what have I not lost tb her I honor, friendship position and a name unti rsspectsble. But le< all so to b ? 1. I would bl( brains out when I think or it, but for tbat one, s desperate hope of Europe. Ik ?am Head " u?.wu " on mef Yon will rem that he gave me fill) lor that letter of Mr. Train'* lished in the Lift. At tbat time I hadn't a shirt back, or surety for th.-pe consecutive dinners, an<1 d? d acoundrel took advantage of mv necessities to me a greater scoundrel than himself ; I'll pay him jet 1 shall expect tn Had a note from yon in th Office, when I arrive, giving your address. Yoq a only friend, and 1 write Irtendly: bnt turn the lett l< u know my corn 'Ion with all the partle ferbaps you could ai I my sei ing Mr. Train. If win n 1 ioiiie on. Kver tbe same, JULIUS WARREN IX' F. 8. -My salary on the T'ibunr laat wet* w ' cilars Mom which you may imagine how ! am hi New York, or rather starving ir.ad never mown ary such a man as Ha^dibo an 'nterview with th* prisoner some time in Novt with Mr. Fatrick Dona line of the HUot ; tlia was lei t him 1300 to start the S'an.lard in New York; he came again be wsa with Mr IWinahoe, and *ta had been turned ont of tbe 'order" in .Vew Y or now be wished to start ao anil Know Nominf p? Boston; have always intromxed Mr. Doaahoe'a and aa I have a grest d< al to do with tb* Irish, I siivertiae in it; I U Id vtr. Umaboe that I was die wi hlewla, ac< would eot lend any money, n< anything to eo with him; he afterwards called u| and asked me to patronise bis papet, in the way vrrtising. said It had been started through th< Mra I. t Frost, who bad pledged her tbeatrioa robe for security for tbe money. ^tieorge Hudion, ? ne of Mr T.'l servant*, rail ws* oiled to tbe bouse with tbe gardener, met Mi in the dining room be aUted to me that !<ewis b led upon him and demand-d money. Bobert ~ witness. Baker called ? Testimony No further evidence w*a offered for the gorer ?nd the defendant sail he should make no defe tbe present lime. He was held in $2 080 for trie Court of Common Fleas in Dedham. in April next Forgkbt i* Vikoima A few day* sine* Iiied an article from the I'eteraburg (Va I Ktprtu ation to forgeriea said to have been cossin ttetl John W. Rice, of that city. In which it was impli tbe firm of Urwenway, Brotner k Co., of this eity be 'losers to the sm"unt of $11,000. Ws ar to learn from Messrs tireeaway, Brntisr k Co. tl securities held by them are ample, tbat the e meats oa the peper bell by them ar* geauiae. Complaint ftnog w PiiL*D?i.p?iA^MayY rad has givea aotire that a b??k will hereafter r at tbe Ceatral FoH. e Office, Chestnut atrewt, eo fifth, lor the registration el nil complaint* eeo ? <Ut ions of the law.