Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 22, 1855, Page 1

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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 6874, MORNING EDITION-FRIDAY, JUNE 22 1855. PRIOK IVM> l.'KMW THE PROHIBITORY LIQUOR LAW. Mass Meeting in Jackson squar*. The Hew York City Temperance Alliance in the Field. PREPARATIONS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY. VHM THE PROHIBITIONISTS INT! XI) TO 00. How the Law is to be Enforced. ADDRK88E&?RESOLUTIONS -SPEECHES, dh'... &g' the following notice of a nau Mooting of the adro ?oatee of "the Prohibitory Liquor low ?h aeat to us yea ' hrdij, bf tho City Tmptiue* olIiasM:? GRAND MASS MEETING!! MAIMK LAW MINirrh MSN AROUMK. PREPARE I OR PROHIBITION. VRKSAAS ron TH>: rOKHTH Or JVIjX. The Now "York City Tmumum. AllUnoo, and tl.o Alliance Of the Misth Ward, will hold a grand union man meeting in Jackson aquare, at the Junction of Ureouwlco and Eighth aweaaas, on Thursday araning, Slat instant, at h?lt p.at 7 c'cleok. The aitUena of the Ma'h and adjaemi wards. and all othere in taoor of tbo enppre??l?n of iutemparancu, nau poriaw and crime. by tboerWoemeotef *heprohibit-r. law. Are iarltod. Eminent speaker. are engaged, nail a good baud Of muele will ba in attendauce. Jeremiah Terbell, Aamnel Inalaa, Jaeoh 8. Miller. John Mnrrar, Charlee C. Leiah, Jinn W Uuth, C. >. Co*per. Henry Volk. AIM Krueh, l?r. Jolineoo, Heart P. See, Japhet M Thorp, Charlee J. Holder, paniel Van Knrea, Albert Bogcrt. Jnn., William llogert. Daniel ?- Carpenter, >aw Tori, June 30, lefifl. The meeting wan advertiser at half past savan, bat when ocr reporter* arrired at the piece designated, there worn net more than dfty persona preeent, of whom about a dtaea were palioomea, woo had bean detailed in antioipatten ef a dlaturbanee A platform was erected, hut the bad which wae engaged for the occasion, and which it waa belie red wou'd help to increuee the audi ei.ce, did not make ita appeaianoa during tha evening. Various reaaoae were assigned for thia, but tha prevail irg opinion waa that Uiey had been bought up by tha i'luoi daalara. Notwithstanding this defection, about a iioueand persons were collected about eight o'clock, -whin the meeting was o.ganixed oy tha appointment of I>r. Jacob 8. Miller as l'recideut, and 1). W. Carpenter atnd William Bogart aa Seoretariee, tha Vies Prasidsnts, contpry to custom, ba ng uiep-nred with. Attn sailing the meeting to order The PaaawmiT said.? We have assembled here to night (or a very im portant pur mm. It ii to hold a meeting salted a *'m?M meeting," to express our feelings upon one of the greatest and one of the meet important ?ub . Jeoti that haa agitated this, and almost evsry other community in onr country J??~ry individual wi.hia the boond ot my voice must 'perfectly well know that the temperenoe enure ta oue of the greatest and m iat glorieu* enterprieea that has e?er been attempted in our country, and perhaps there >* no enterprise on whioh our national welfare and pronper.tr depends no much ai opon the aueceaaful termination of that great question. JJj friends, I oonaider that intemperance?that the evils of alcoholic drinks, have oeen one or the greatest euemiea that we have ever had to contend with There haa bean no enemy wli.oh h*H menaced this country, or any other, since the <lays of the devolution, that haa been aiming a mom certain death blow m> our liberty, to our freedom, and to our independence, than the cure# of intemperanoe. It is aiming a death blow at onr privHagee, at our civil aod at our religious 1 hur tles. and when we come to look at the evil in all its It lead th and length, there is none that will compare with it It is an evil, my fellow citisens, that lies at the fountain head of almoet ail other enls, and 1 mast teli you.from my past experience, (for I have beeo a practicing phyaioiaa for the last forty years ) if it were the las' words I have to utter, that all unmoral ty, wretched nesa, poverty, misery, crime, anguish and distres that has fallen nnoer my observation during my long course ot practice, has arisen chiefly id conse quence of the evila of alcoholic drinks. I tell you that the American people may w?U be alarmed Had it not been for the xucce-s and prosperity of the temperaeoe enter prise, ere this America might with pro priety have been styled ?< a drunsea nation " And what are yon to exMc*f*<"? ? ? *aiHow are you is ptecsrvc your rights, your pr.vueges. the great and inestimable Man slags that have been banded down to yon by onr forefathers?those for which they suflered, for which they fooght, and for whioh they hied and died, if yen pursued the conn* of intemperanoe f how, wen. my friend*, shall wa qnietly stand and submit to have our rights and property Treated from as in consequence of the ourse ot In temperance! No, my friend*. I feel ae every Ame lean ettisen ought to feel. I feel for the prosperity and walfara ol my sonntry; and whan I an pleading the eanm of tern pen nee I feel that I am pleading the cause of humanity, the cause of Gal, and the cause of my country; ana I do not believe that any man an mingle In the community without he haa auoh reelings, and style himaeif a true American. Yes, my frieade, such are aay feeling* when 1 have been going through the ooorinanity visiting families from day to day?when I have been obliged to listen to the tales of sorrow, wretchedness, and suffering, as they have fallen upon my earn from the voices of many poor distressed and unfor tunate wives sad mothers, who have feeling for their children, and whose children themselves were called opon to suffer in oonaequence of the evils of intemperance. If onr population would but abandon the cursed course of intemperanoe they would become interested in the temperenoe reform?we would become a happy a thrice happy people; but never, so long as the evil exists, shall we be able to enjoy those liberties and privileges whioh are to much our bosst and our pride My friends, there are others her* who will address you up m this subject. I hope that ws sbail have good oner, I hope those who have com* here to night are good citisens, who will quietly listen to what may be eaid upon this most important subject; and 1 trust and hops that there is not an individual preeeat who will not here after become meet deeply Interested to this mo it noble ?if all enterprises. Let me ask yon, my friends, affec tionately to become interested in this great and glorious reform. Well and truly, haa it besn said by a groat and noble temperance advocate?and it would have been so before this time, had not the temperance movement prevented the danger?that ir the knell of departed f natoMS should be ever hoard at all la America, it would be heard amid tb* revel* of national intoxication ai d vie*. With these few remarks I leave the subject 1< mar* eloquent and accomplished speakers. Dr. Llotd was than introduced to the meeting, and as ?'i o cheering greeted him" he plunged at one* into hi* subject, thus:? Fellow Citisens?In order to occupy your time until t. use gentlemen who have been invited to attend and ac drees yon shall arrive, and who have promised to meet with as hare to speak to you upon this most h portent occasion, I will take th* hbeity of address* 1. < a lew remarks t? yon-not bavin g corns for th* PL rpose of speaking. but with a view to listen?until ti ey shall arrive. The importance of this question haa b< n ably dwelt upon by tb* president of the meeting, r i .1 no intelligent or enlightened mind will deny it Tne t ? oject of intemperanoe is intimately rela ad not oaiy 1 . our individual advancement, bat also to th# pros -ct of over; immortal mind In view ot that stern ty _3 which we are fast hastening It is a subject vhich addresses lUelf to the high and to th* low to tb* rich and to the poor. It addressee itself to the y .? crest laboring man as much, nay, more, tbsa to tb* ti test of our etty. The 1 shoring man ha* no bias but his hands to support him, sad after his pulse shtit have ceased to beat, bit wife and children depend only nprn what he may have amassed daring his lit* time. Health must, therefore, be to him a most important matter; audit is doling the period of healtn?daring the period that he is abiete labor, tnat he expeote, if he ever thinks about the future at all, to lay up that which will support lite wife and obUdrsn when be shall hare departed. Bat bow is It when that mechanic, or that labortag man is in the daily habit of epenting a vary large proportion of bis earnings in order to gratify a vicious appetite?an appetite whioh has become engendered wnnla him by the long practise of moderate drinking! How c%a he con JUlently expect that be within a green oil agt, beevsrable to rest satisfied with the exertions of a lite Industrieusty occupied, and look forward to the few remaining years of Ma existence to epead them in tranquillity an' peace, and to the comfort of his family, if he ha* oeen in the habit of squandering his eersings in the purchase of intoxicating drinks! It is lor this reason, ae well as for others, that yen have beard over and over again taat the subject of temperance is all Important. It is more important in my estimation than what kind of rnlers, or what kind of law makers we have, or are to have la tne future. Allow me to give you an instance which cerac under my own personal observation, of a family whose j respects in life were ai favorable and flattering as pro* bably th* balk of those gentlemen who now stand be fore me. Tb* man whom I apeak of waa a mechanic, able to earn n handtome and comfortable l>ving for his family, and to lay by a considerable ponten for what is generally tinned a ' rainy day." Hat be had early acquired the habit of drink ing intoxicating liquors. His earnings amounted sometimes to fit *0, sometimes t> $8, and even occasion ally to ?8 50 a day, and tne expense of living was searoa ly more than half of what it Is in the preeoat day. Ton ?therefore easily jndge that bad he, under ordinary imstainoee, been eeonom cat, he would in the course of a few yean, have made himself comparatively inde pendent. What waa the result In hi* case of the hv hitual um ef intoxicat eg drinks! Why. he ruined In* health and destroyed ha character, so that he waa di* charged froru the em'Joy in which for meay years h* bad bsea engaged He ?n a good mechanic, end he easily procured eaother ettuatlea; but such was his in fatuation for intoxtouting beverage, that after a while \ b i rn p'oy-r >u compelled to get rid of turn Thus h> ??t fnongb kfc? obolt li?t ot <o bm pirti u >?r line ot businee*. t* rough,ai ton ciiy ?f New Yoik, mid at last ho bee to * ?o well knewu that no odo would allow mm to to'er IMt premises, for although ohm oonor, bo was ail* to compete ottu tbo boat workman, whan iasbrf ?ted he was in the hohit ot destroying the mat*rial ntnnied to him >?y hie era iilojer, tbua making a tots' io?s. Ho he wont on, uotu 1 fertlly he could not procure labor anywhere ia tbe city, and be consequently became impoverished in puree a* well a* ia cbaruoer Ha had a very a'feetfon ate and devoted nt'e, who bad b en r?pe-t~llj urged by her relative* and friends te lea?e hi in with ner young and Interesting family of 'our ohildrea, but ehe paraiat ed In uniaintog, and like a true woman said, that when aba married that man abe marii*d him " for be tor o tf r worse. ?' and abe would live aad die with dim. Such i-the constancy and devotee sees of a fail iful wi'e I Allow me here- to remark, In what light can the (<od of Heaven look upon a mau allied to eueh a devoted and sffectionst* wife and the mother of his children, whom bla daily eon nut waa kill ng by mrl ee, end wbo>e bea>t is caused to hoave with the eoit intense anxiety when the sees her has band coming home in a beastly state of intoxicatioa' Fytsily, tbey fceoome *o lmp?v?r eoed that toetr friends were compelled either to nee tbem starve or to provide the uresisile* ot li/a lor them Upon one occasion an intimate friend of mine waa obliged to pay the rest fur them >c prevent them being turned homeless into tbs Mieet. This man, my friends, was a mecaanie. He had his trade at hts finger's end, aad night have been as fappy as tbe proudest ia the Kod, bad tt not been for bla Virions habits The beat of weel'h that an independent and Hah man can sire sis son* is that o a mechanical employment or trace, for it is t.e moat honorable and the must independent pursuit tn life, but ia almost every instanee aaonlu be Indulge in liqtn r he is brought step by *?ep to that low stats of degradation which inevitably census his raid. But I bave not told ycu the ead end of the onfortunate man whose bi-tory t bave been narrating He went on step by step, from bad to worse, until accidentally he sua tamed an injury which resulted in his death, fib family grieved at bis premature and suddea end. Tn tbe coarse of two or three month* bis wife wss Uk>n nick, end eh*, too, dtei. Her death was ooca sinned by consumption; I bave no doubt superinduced by the aaxiety an ? trouole waion for man? long yoars *he had endured from her alliance to an latempsrata huabiad, and the children?beautiful interesting chil dren, that any man might be proud of?were given away to whoever would take tbem. Intemperance, then, <s an unmitigated curse, and entails upon tbe community all the ev Is that we witness ?round us: for i believe, were it not for that vice, toe citixsus of New York would not have to complain of one twentieth part of tbe crime that they are now groaning under, and toe eipenses for the punishment ot whioh are levied in the ?Imp* of taxes upon tn* laboring population a* well as ui-oo the wealthy We havs met tens evening in order to obtain some enlightenment. I came for the purpose of receiving rome enhgntenment in regard to the pros, prcls tefore us? In regard to what we are to expect in view of the prohibitory la ? which has been adopted by the Legislator* of this State, and which ia ao shortly to be carried into full elfect. If we had no liquor in our midst, it there wore no intoxicated individuals roiling aoout the streets of our cty, we should have less occasion for those expensive establishment* called pri son houses, poorhouses, penitentiaries end lunatic asy lums, which eatsil upoa the eitizena of Now York an expend*'urf which is enormous. We cannot es4m?te, hot thorn who are versed in the statistics ot our oity pnveron ent can inform us of this tearful outlay, whien we bave to undergo in coniequence of the vice of intem perance. Let rum bs banished from our midst and this will be diminished, and instead of paying such a large amouet to meet tbe demands of our landlord*, whose propeny is taxed in order to pay those outlays, aad wbo charges bis tenants witb all the amount that he is charged end a little per centa*e over and above, a great fell in rents will remit. From my own knowledge, l can ??ay that the owner* of landeo eaUte and house property have an interest and derive a profit from the levying of additional taxes. Ten year* ago 1 hired part of a hon*e, and shortly after tbe landlord cam* and in formed me that he soould be obliged te raise my rent. I asked him the reason, end ha told me tha^t his taxes bad been raised so much during-the last year, that he we* under the necessity of increasing the rents of h>* tenants in order to meet tbem, and he not only paid that tax out of his teoanta, but he had fifteen per e*nt clear profit from,his tenants over and above the tax that be was oalled upon to pay. Thus you *ee that the pro. party holders, bo tar as my own individual observation goes, are Interested, and derive a profit from the levying of additional taxes. Tbose taxes -r* increased by rum. Htnish rum from our miist, sno our rents will be lower, and provisions more cheap and plentiful. I defy any man to disprove the things I bave said. It la unn-css ssry to encroach any further upon yo-ix time, but I urge upon evty one here present, as far as his Influence will so, to throw all that Influence into the aoaie of ?tmpcranee?to frown upon intemperance and in 'oxicelion In every scape and form, be it the young boy who first begins to sip the glass, or the ?ged dianiard, who has probably spent tbe half of his lue in partaking of intoxicating liquors. As far as your lnhusnee tend* let it tell m the ecale of humanity ? in the cause ot wives and of chll.ren: let It tell in the domestic happiness of the families of tnis gnat Kmpire fty; let it tall in your own family, for let me warn you all. if yon are addicted to the use of intoxicating driak, no matter how moderately you may use it?let it be but one glass per day, or one glasa per week?tt may prove your rain. Let me pray yon to ahun the path or dan ger, and to leave this place heneeforth determined te prove yourselves worthy advocates or tbe cause of tern pcrance, and the bitter opponents of Intoxicating liquor. Rev 0 J Warren, of tbe City Temperance Alliance, was then introdnoad, and nad the following ADDJOM. The New York Citj TrmptruM AUllance ud the Al liance of the Ninth Ward to the People of the City of New York? Follow CrmnKB:?The time for t be Prohibitory Liquor low to take effect ie juet ot head; end the question Is often ested?Will it be enforced In New YorkQctty ? To thet que*'ton but one enewer een be return id from free. Intelligent, end petriotio men. from the worm hesrte o* many thoueende, the enewer has elrsedy been given? " The Problb tory lew is good end jnzt, end it mast end shell be promptly end fully enforced." Thet this lew is good, we need not stop to argue. Its eim Is to errest the direst evil* that afflict the commu nity, by laying a prohibition en their oauae. The civil ma world hes always been er rated eg slant the indis criminate sale of strong drinks. That traffic hes always been treated as a nuisance, en iniqeity to be panuhed by the Jadgec. Only e few in each community hare been sl'owed to engage in tbis trade, end they only un der serere restrictions. Yet experience has proved that eren these few sre capable ot prodaoing ell the erlls against which the license or restrictive laws were framed Initiation has now kept pace with the advancing intel ligence and humanity of the age, and declares that tttis traffic shall be no lorger alio*ed. If formsr laws hare been ineffectual, not baring in them the elements of power, lot not tbis law be opposed because it has those elements. The cardinal principle of this law la the same as that which underlies vhe foundation and supports the whole frame work of human society. It is that alone by which the gorernmtat can protect the health, the morals, the property, or the l.ves of the citizens. If the people, in their associated capacity as a state, cannot protect themselves from evils that threaten to destroy their well-being? from such erlls as art the legitimate fruits of Intemperance-then the social compact may aa wall be dissolred, and society be reeolved into Its original elements. le not the Inw of proh bition a good lew? Let the frlende of the l.quor traffic reply What are these traits? See how they are displayed in the wretchod man who is thns victimised. This traffic has stolen nil health, and given him a diseased, fetid, putrid carcase, his humane and tender feelings are gone, and hit heart is more savage than any wild beast; lis religious sensibilities and ten avno'ea are all gone, and be is naught but a swearing, scoffing atheist; all the noble treite of his manhood art gone, end he ie made a mere swine and plunged down into tho lowest depths of barbarism and degradation Tbis is what tbs liquor traffic has done, and is now doing, for scores of thousands of msn and women, who would otherwise be happy, useful, and honored mem bets of soaiety. Is not the law that stnys all each erlls, end restores trees men to themselves, to society, end to God, n good law? And whatsis the influence of this seme liquor traffic on eoo etr? It robe the Industrious of tnelr hard earnings, and ef all ability and inclination to labor or accumulate, and then taxis the cite to support thorn and their wretched families. It flits ail our mnny prisons with con riots of every grade. It has causal every murder end nearly every homicide; and oonsumes annually, in this city, more than twenty-five millions of capital. To roll back this terrific tide of woo is the object of that law, which, on the approaching anniversary ot tbo nation's independence, assumes its place among the lie ing statutes ot the Empire 8tate. Let this law be obey ed by the people of this cur, let it be premptly enforced apon those who will not otherwise obey, and the follow ing will be among the legitimate results. Ten times mors Urea will be saved than by nil our hos pitals; crime and pauperism will soon be mors than half diminished; we shall need no more appropriations for prisons, almshouses, houses of refuge, or jurenito asy lums; thousands of vagrant children will disappear from oni swats and be found in the common schools and all our Sabbath schools and churches will be orosded with diligent students and attentive nearer* of ths Word of Lite. Fallow citizens? W# ask your aid In securing these grand and glorieus results Strange as it might seem, this most beneficent law will meet with a vast crowd of most bitter opponents Tber are swayed by avarice, appetite end political ambition; the love of ram, th* lore of gold, end the love of power? covetocsmess, carnality and cor ruption Rom sellers,ram drinkers end rum sympathisers ha?e combined to thwart the operetioa ot tbis law. They hare raised large sums of money, eubaidised e Crtion of the daily press, bought tbe opinions of meny eyerr, and will.aa far aa they dare, try to corrupt the judi?tat7 They openly avow tbmr intention to resist th* law in tho courts by every possible delay and embarrassment; to withdraw all patronage and trade from those wbo fever its enforcement, and to elect those men onlj to any office who will oppose its operation, and effect its repeal Wket we hare to do must be done at onoe, boldly, firmly, end la full cenfldenoe thet wo are right. The content Is one for principle, for humanity, for God. We call upon Christiana of all denomination* to ?o opsTste in this work. We appeal to all gend citizens to stand ready to en'ar complainta against those who will con tinue in tbl? illegal, as well as immoral and inhuman traffic. If thousand* nf burglars and counterfeiter* were oomblavd together do conceal aud prvtert eaih *th#r'e rr me#. by evadtBg or real**log the It*, wo ild it ?at ba a war* ot honor u wed U duty to vatch their (Jam of imamy, tau expoee them lt> tba proper euloou tin.* Sorely, tbvn, and more msaif'eily, '?'t a work of toner and or duty to detect and aipoaa the Illegal ei* of intoxicating drink*. Come ap, turn. fellow oitizona to tba caaei meeting, the call For which ia at tb> head of ta<* paper. Join the tkou? ends of freemen n tending up to naaraa the ?houta 01 aa * annuel pa tad -tU'e Jo a tha t#w tloueiud tiBMa tan tboueano men, women and obi drew who are 'on#tan it pouring out lhair ferrant preyers to oat emmoo God ami Father that ho will graiiously hoar ua. and aid ua, and grant ua auooaaa in tbia a >it rgot eoua "frugal t. It ever ainao tha day* of (ho rerotirtiou ?ry struggle wo now may each one adopted tha aonti nont of (Co Toieraton patr ot, aago and boro, and any, "Mnk or swim. iivi- or rio. itnr to or pariah, I giro raj taart and my hand, me pereon and my purao, to tho maintenance and enforcement o' the Prohibitirv L quor law in the city of Now York." (Loud applause ) A few resolutions (continued Mr W ) hara boon put into my handa, to which 1 will call your careful atten tion:? Ilr'aolved, That tho oocurity of our pecaoua and pro perty depend upon tho faithful ohaorranoo and oxeou tion o toe law?that our oaly homo in tho ?tohillty of our ropubiioan government ia in the enforcement of tha law. Keeolved, That In a republic, whore tha majontlea go Torn, th.ro ia no excuse for rebellious opposition to tho la wo. Rrsolved, That when a majority of the people enact ihe law, that that same majority has not only the con stitutional but the physical power to enforce it. Resolved, 1 hat we. the people, In maea masting assem bled, hereby pledge ourselves to use all honorable means to sustain those in official authority to execute the law. and that wo will mahe every effort to bring the violators ot the law to jus J.w on our own responsibility. Resolved. That, as friends of temperance w# meet to rejoice thai the spirit of legislation Is now maaiug rapid st?ices to overtake the n<ivaauug intelligence and hu manity of tbe age, and that the stats of New York has at last taken h*r plass in tha pyramid of States, and de clared tba entire prohibition or tbe sale of intoxicating liquors to be used as a beverage. resolved, that as the people of this State bare twice elected a l egislature, and on tbe only trial evsr mi le n Governor, instructed to enact a prohibitory law, we have no leers tha' the same people will ever elect either a Governor or a Legislature that wiU repeal tba present prohibitory law only by enacting another that will more eflectually secure the great object desired, via : the en tire suppression of the tale of intoxieating liquors to be ueed as a beverage Whereat, we find in tbe last three days' records of the city preet, in addition to the usual variety of shootings, KtabbiBgs and other attempts to hill, that two drunken men were killed by the cars and a pile of brick; that a third, with a bottle of liquor in his band, jumped from 'he steamboat and was lost; that a fourth, in a fit ef de lirium tremens, out his wife's throat with a razor, caus ing instant death, only two hours after they both kneel ed by the bedside to say their prayera; and neither last nor least,that a boy only seven years of age drank from a mug of beer given him in a brewery, fell down and died in a few hours. Resolved, That such reports do but confirm and quicken onr convictions of the terribly poisonous nature of all tho various lutoxiesttng drinks that are for sale a this city, of the inherent wiofcedness and destructive tendencies of the liquor traffic, and of the absolute ne cessity , as well as the beneficent results of the law of prohibition Resolved, That the alarming increase of intern per an oe and its usually attendant train ot evils in this city since tbe first of May. Is justly to be charged upon the publi cation of thoso -quart official opinions and deeisiona which have declared that there ia new no law, at least no pennlty, against the Indiscriminate sale of liquor; but that free trade and rumsellers' rights is now the watchword for tbe Empire City and the Empire State. 1 have now, friends and fellow cltisens, one rather long resolution to read; and because it is one of im mense Importance I think yon will not weary, for the quotation* are from high authority :? Whereas, Bon. Fernando Wood, Mayor of of Now York, in an address ?'m> the people of New York," in April last, said?"So far aa State legislation Is ooncerned, 1 have no option but compliance, as an instru ment for their enforcement, and to require a com pliance in others as fnr as I have the ability," and uga-n: "lhe act relating to the pronlbition of the liquor trsflic and consumption is now a law, holding tbe same position as any other law, and until decided invalid by the court#, or amended or repealed by the Legislature, suould command the same obedience So far as its execution de pends upon me, 1 have no discretion but to exercise all my power to enforoe it;" and again: "1 now call upon the friends of law end order to aid in the performance o. ? his obligation, and in sustaining tbe laws." And Whfr.es, ibl- law has never been ' decided invalid by the courts," end cannot be till a case involving each cardinal feature id th? law shall be brought to tbe re spective courts for sdjuilicat on ; and W hut-as, lhia law moat manifestly forbids the sale of any intoxicating liquor to be used as a beverage, Resolved, That we can see no reason why his Honor the Mayor should not promptly Issue his proclamation, < squiring all persons who may have sold Intoxicating irims,to cease from that traffic from and after th Fourth of July next, until the Su promo Court shall bar ceeloed that the law Is invalid; and requiring tne police men and other oity Authorities to arrest ell open or die (ovtrvd violators of the law, and bring them before a proper magistrate for trial, or take such other measures as will most effectually secure the great object of this lew, while It remains as It is now, n law of tho State of New York. (Cheers.) Resolved. That Hen George Hall. Mayor of Brooklyn, deserves the thenks of this whole community for tue readiness with wbieh bo avowed his intention to see the Prohibitory Liquor law duly and justly enforced, sod for tho promptness, energy and wisdom with walch he intercepted the formation of a large company of foreigner*, who would otherwise have been organized and armed for the avowed purpose of violent resistance to th* laws of the State. Now, follow citlseus, I have one short resolution more to rend, and 1 wish I had th* voice and ability to do it justice. If I bad, 1 would sing It to yon. Bnt though 1 cannot sing it, I hope it will bo soon printed, and you can all aot omy read It, but slag it also:? Resolved, That of all this nation's statutes, in tbe East or la the West, ibe law of prohibition is the greatest and tbe beat? Por it stays tbe tide of drunkenness, of sorrow and of crime, And will usher la tbe glories of tho long promised time. Then, friends of humanity make no delay; But come from every quarter, oome from every tray; support this glorious statute, and suffer no alarm? Kacb State will soon be neb enough to give a* all a farm. (Chetre and laughter.) The address and resolutions were then put from the Chair and carried, there being but a few dissentients, to convert whom th* power of muitc was at oaoe triad, and? Mr. Aostih sanga ditty, the mats burden of which HI aa invitation to? Fight, fight, fight! Dap in night, Agsinat the tjiant Alcohol! Rev. Mr. Covill wee nest celled upon, but declined, on ecoount of wenkntM of voioe, end Mr. Thompsoh wis introduced. He sail:? Fellow cltlsens, the question now befoie you la whe ther the lew which hea oeen passed shell be ebided by in thin city or not ? (Cries of "It shell.") Yes, the citlxens of New York have been known to be lew abiding men, read} to cany out ell lews, and shall they not enforce this, which is so much needed - All agree that intem perance is a great evil, end that some prohibitory mee ?urefc ere necessary to restrain it. The waole State has concurred in this Never has a law beenpaseed against ahich more monejed Influence has been opposed-, and if millions of dollars could hare defeated its passage, they would hare been subscribed by the rem interest. But, thank God, there eere men of Integrity to be found In our legislature who were determined to oarry the lew, and ssainta.n the character of the people of the state of New York. (Cheers.) Therefore I ask yon. as the lew baa been given us. to determine that it shall be carried into execution. The question la put to you: will you give your aid to put thla law into foroo t (Cries of '? In, wo will! ") Why, to bo sure you will. If e law were passed to prevent wild cattle from gotag Uroa ah the itreats, would not every one try and pre vent them T Undoubtedly they would. And new that a law equally important to the safety of yourealvec and ism lias has been pasted, will not every nun having the interest of the people and of himself at heart, com forward to support and carry it into execution t I cay it will be done; 1 say that the lew abiding people of New York will give their countenance and support to it I ask you, wben Mayor Wood stepped th Fsilisg of liquor on Sunday, were aot th Suedeys more quiet? Why. it wee observed by all tb ? cliisene, and by strangers, that we were a Sunday abid ing people. 1 esk yon la It net the defy of every etttsee to support the law? We have invited our legislator* to make the law for us, and they have done their duty lbs people of the United States are giving their senetio

to thie lew. Shell w? of New York then, say tuat I shall not be carried etn ?(M'? < Cries of "No.") She we be ealled the "eiiy ? f rrub. srds?" (No! no!) No my friends. We will g i ?e our aid aad assistaace to the officer* who have aa interest in seeing the law executed. 1 call on you, one and all, to do year duty, and aid th* officer* In enfemiag those laws which you have called ? tboee laws which you for from the Legislature. (Crte* of "We will!" L'n less th* officials have your conntoeance?unless they see tbat yon are determined to (to pear duty?whet can you expect from them? With thee* remark*?for I did not come her* to speak, hut with tb* Intention of listen ing to duty to to others?I close, t^ils repeating tbat it to your ?v en lore# the lew which hea been enacted, aa you value th* character of tb* aity?ae you value order, and as you value tb* happiness end pro*parity of your fel low cltlsena. (loud chsere.) Mr. Wsbrtcx, (a member of th* Father Matthew Tem - perance Alliance,) was called upon, and said:?Fsllivw citlrena, what reason have w* to suppose that the ore hibltery lew will not be carried out (a the city A Now York? (A voice?"None at alb") I canaot see say At ail swats, it to not to be supposed that if e arc to be ft'shtened bp the party who have a poeaUar interest in opposing this law. (CUeeof "No ") \yfio Is the nitinn that can sa) that U taken by saryri',* hp the enactment of this law? Hts it not been ms.ga an Isaac in the Slot* for the lait two jsart' n*4 >* not a similar law passed ia 1861? If it sot in nil your reoollsttion* that U >v 8rjincur *rl(it4 that pro lb to y law? <?&?) iron tie result o tint vem? It ??M" eliewe-i oy rou-ovd eotiviiy ipoi' the part of toap>r?m iBra ttrouifOout tb? dtite of Not? Y or i, ana w? *lsctn<i .vnoihsr ><ov?ruur. (Ohe?rs.) W? abaUm*. o (lover nor Sryiuvur au<i ha eoospted <h? eballaj ge tud jcorJ iesue w tt the teopsraaos ? unity. W at *u tN rtiolt o' that i*au?? (lorrraor Be; moor vatesu the lew o? Il5i, sun wo v-noe I liovor biir(*)?i)?r III too fail of to at /an r. (Ix>ud olie?r?.; 1lier?fore, ay trtondi, 1 tin no roqjrt that you *dl m fouod to emoioa the law. Wo hare a ata)>>r la toa S ty whom ?e are all .rataful to fur wkAt ho Ua* alraa ly dons la oa'trc ng tb* Jew* ?nj la prsvdDhmc too aal . of liquor on duBdayo. 1 repeat tbiri ?ra aie muiur au ooll gatioo to lua t)t nor Mayor Wood, and I am-rexistisu' that he li male ol that wrt of wood that "fill enforce too 1'roluMtury Liquor U* (CYl-ers aul lauAter ) We baee aUoa lover of etreneth in t>orar?or Asr.o A riot la New York 1 Impoxsiule ! We hare the enuro strength ol tin executive of the ?tat? aa>l city o( ior? on our md. (i.Tmers ) I nave the aoawo' l>? loopmir to an orgamzat on coinpoanl of Iriehmiu aim ?at en luxtve.y, altbongh w* are not an sxslu?.<e noT>. Wo "*?? been onricitav aeao American tuinperauo? aocety. celled ' lliv Kill- r Matthew temperance oc-.et?," ao aair.eil ott of vreeration for that great uim; cooee queutiy our i.o Itly ie principally composed of sous of the Emerald hie; put we ere true to the great principle of a trchibitcry liquor law. (Cbevr* ) I h-wva no inn fur those men who coolly loe't upon the crime, the regency, the went and misery cause Tiu the cemmur ity by tbe use of id ton :a<iug c'nnk I here no fear, n? fesrs, *Lm we ha v.< only tbeae men to op pose ua. It bat chance will they stand in the diet* of Nsw York to obstruct tbe laa which tbe people hare made tbiuugb their re preae a tut i ree in tba Legialature Y (Atoioe?? None.") I will not detnin you any longer, or 1 am eure that you will ataad up lor the eniorcement and support of tbe Prohibitory Liquor law. (Applause ) Mr Pooh wee the neat stew er. He said:?I hire a went to ray to you, my lriend?, and 1 am a'rai i 1 a nail barely be sble to make myself understood (A Voice? ??ho Iter, old boy: apeak gpl") I am glad wmd large a gathering oo th<e occasion, and I regret that Jackson square Is out of the way so far It too* me eo hour and a half or more to find the piece; end I here no doubt there are a great many in the city looking lor it yet. (Laughter ) And Thin *ill account for the absence of a goat m%nj ?peak* em who were to bare been hero 1 heart,1/ acquiesce n tbe objects df this meeting, and I am proud to be csileJ upon to address you. fellow citizens, tor two reasons. The first, tbe rite! and real reason Is, because you come here, not by your presence nor oy your acquiescence, to help to faaten the chains upon those who are already degraded, maltreated and abused?not to aggrara e an oiu sore?not to mate political capital lor this or that faction?but you ooms here to Itt them know that you are ready to receive and carry out tbe Prohibitory f iquor law?(cheers)?to en force it?to try it?to test it?to rebuke the licence law ?to reinstate reason and republicanism?to olot oat an ercby?to re-enact good laws?and to reriro morality That is what you came here (or. You axe not the miaious ot any soif constituted ordsr. I consider you frsemen, and 1 denn it an honor to hare an opportunity to ad dress you ae treemen. ( Applause ) No w./riendv, there ie a question I wish to put to you. It ia this:?We, the temperance people of the State of dew York, for twonty years, have fancied ourselves particularly aggrieved uu ner the old license liquor law. I will tell you why. Many of us haro relations who are addicted to or,nk?intuna'e friends, who haro gooe almost into the grave through the instrumentality of etrong drink. Laily, around us, we see the withering effects or intoxi cation. We bare been thus individually abased; not to I peak or tba taxes we Is bored under- not to speak of the drunken officers that were In the habit of trying to en force onr laws?not to speak of too wholesale violation of the Sab bat b day, wbioh wan common in this city of oura-not to speak of these thin*a, aa individuals, wo have keen personally abused by the license liquor law. Well, for twenty years, what have wo done? Notwith standing that wo have been smitten, that we have boon made to go without food into the streets; not withstanding that we have boon driven into the base mints, and into the garrets to live, because of rum, and of the license law. What did wo dp, while labeling under this incubus r What did we do to rid ourselves and the community of this groat curse? Will, tbe country knows what we have done 'Ae called publie meetings and spoke of our grievances. We told the people what we suffered, and we appealed to tbe ballot hex. bid we ever counsel any man to shoot a rum seller? Never. Did we ever call upon the mob to charge upon tbe police? Did we ever besiege the Mayor's officer Did we ever molest aa alderman? No but we did what every American citisen has a light to do?we spoke freely, and wo availed ourselves of tbe mighty weapon that was left us by ite men'who died at Bunker Hill and on the plains of Monmouth?we availed ourselves of tbe ballot box?a weapon that fall) lightly as the enow flske, bnt execute* tbe will ot the people. I am an American, not a Know Nothing by a long s uot, and 1 tell you, aa a worklngmsn?aa one of yourselves -it is your business to see that tbe nob men don't cheat you out of the only law that has been passed for our benefit within the laal thirty years. See to it. It is your business. Who suffers from intemperance? It is the workingman. Whose sons fill the penitentiaries ? The woretngmaa's. Whose ebiioren a weep the crote togs on ratty daya? The workingman's. Whose sen* are tbe seven hundred hare looted newsboys tnat prowl about Neraau and Hpruo# streets every day in the year ? 'I bo sons of rumaellera or rum import-re ? Or merohew** i bore Blsecksr ? Eh ! What I No?'hey are working iron's sona. How did they ooms there? Their fathers can't afford to support them, and the rum seller and the lsadkwe, the butcher and bnker; and ?? bis sons are cast adrift at a tender age?they fill the jails and penitentiaries. Ibis law aims at the aaving of iboee bojs. Aa you love your children and your domestic happiness; ae yon love republican ism, and I believe you do; as you love God and your own aoul, cluster around to th* support of prohibition, baek ep the men who lead the van. give them your countenance, put your shoulders to the wheel, say it shall he enforced, and it will be?for there ia no power on earth that can resist the will of a free people; wnen they ar* right, no tyranny can oppose yon, no force re sist. All England could not cope with our fathera In '78, who ware half atarved and half naked?whyr Be cause they were right and their enemiea were wrong We are right, and we are invlneiola?we stand upon the adamantine reck of great truths?temperance, morality, sobriety reason and judgment. 1 have the hon jr of re presenting that very aseient body of men called Irish mis, Is Chatham square. Now, I was born in a first rate place to be a g >od Know Notnlng, smar down East, but being two-thirds Irish?and you MPr murder will out?1 wish to say to tss temperance men, that when tbe crisis arrives, If there bt a crisis. If physical force is wanted to snfrrce the prohibitory law, I tell you that j on can get It to the amount of two or three hundred, and those who are men who have suffered from more than one kind of tyranny, and who now find toem selves In a position to aid in the support of liberty. You will find them at No 6 Chatham Hall, In Chatham rquare?the old Father Mathew Society. Taey are pro hibitionists; they say but very little, but when they day comes that will try men's souls, thay will leave their mark, as tbe Connaught Rangers did at Waterloo, and tbe Knntskillen dragoons at inketmann Depend upon it, there are men the rumaellera know nothing about; they don't I now whom they have to cope with. 1 don't mean to Intimidate them but 1 ear this, that the Pro hibitory law shall be enforced In New York. So far aa mobs.are concerned, I go for ?booting them, whether right or wrong. I am no friend to mobs.' A mob should not be tampered with. But I toil you New York is the wrong city for a mob, and 1 think the people found it out some time age. We are not afraid of a mob. Now, iriendA 1 thank yon for your kind attention, and I pro mise you that on tbe fifth day of July, if a man is want ed to help you to enforce the law, you can command me, any way. Mr Poor here retired, when tbe President stated that the Thirteenth Ward Temperance Alliance would hold a asstisg on Wedneeday evening next, in Cannon street Baptist church. He then introduced Mr Ducxnr, who ens formerly a lieutenant of polios He said:?1 would much prefer, my fellow citizens, to listen to Colonel HiiOw or tbe Hen C. C. Leigh than to attempt to say scything myeslf, after tbe eloquent, argumentative and conelus ve address which yon have ao attentively listen ed to from Brother Poor. I know it ia Impossible for me to say s woid that is calculated to interact, ins truck, or smase yon tor a single moment. I have seen enough of the opt rations of rum upon the human system?enough of the eoDMqueaoei of uie set line of intoxicating drinaa, to satisfy me that there is no wrong lue it in tno com munity, socially, politically, civilly, morally, or any other way in which yon are disposed to view it, for a smgls moment. It Is tbe determination on tha part of the friends of prohibition to enforoe U>? law. You have alrtady heard this ; and way should It not be? A majority of the people of New York called for it, and the legislature, In o bed tones to tnat call, passed It. Now, ao well might the rum internet attempt to roll baek the mighty current of Niagara as turn aside the operation of this lew. There will, I am eertaln, be no nsoesoity for retorting to arms. What nonsense to talk of n German military company. which H said to hava been raised in the city of Brooklyn! What ooold it do against the people of that city and New York?a Carman military company of fifty ? Why, we ought to be ashamed of ourselves, as tempsraaoe seen, to notice ?uch a thing. 1 hoard of a little Dutchman, about four fret and a half Ugh. who sail that if anybody attempt ed to go into Us stem on Sunday, they would have first to pees over his dead body; but when the Sunday law ran ? ?c be enforced he poe'.sd a number of cards, say ing "mis store will be hereafter closed on Suudaya." (Laughter ) How perfectly ridiculous for a little Dutch man to talk of opporing this law with physical force ! It is God's law?it ia tout law?It is the law of America ?and It must and will he enforced. At tbe close of Mr. D* Camp's remarks, Mr. Austen "favored" the company with a temperance aeag, called the "BumstUer " In wbioh that ebaraoter la presented in tbe meat hideous aspect. After a vote of thanks to the speakers, and three ebears, the meeting adjourned. The Fire A meting of the Fire Cowaiaalonere?Mr. MoDougml la tM obeli?ma held loot oreniag, ot Um Cklof Eagi nw'i oBm, ta Etloobetb etr?et Tho COM of Anglo* Oomp*Bj No. 10 woo flrot Ukoo op, ?ad MTrrol member* examined u to tho manner ta whlob tho loot oloetoa of ofloera woo eoadnotod. At that flection Mr Klmberly woo ooid to here been eleotol Thlo woo contertod by oonoe of the nmbtr* Oomatfa (toner* f who bow apply to the Oommiotiooer* for re^ma. D ci ?Ion reoorreA. Other matter* of minor Importance wore then token Into eoaotderotton, ot tho eooaluomu of witch the Boorl oojonmeJ until Monday e reiving hit Import \??t Mtmtrol Inttlli^nw, ? brief oa.nu ui t>*]t ? d 'in n?hu was cam messed last evening, at ?h? em, of ia Ic, by the *Gr*ag? troupe Hii? ?m coo th? op?r* o pvrforuuace* ?t tbu Lous* u*iU <bt r? ? ?p?*r?oe? of th* r-tcuUr cj? pecyluthefi.il. la the ,v???kil?, *r-angemeoW f >r tbe Drxt sea-OD, oa a muib Juore exteaslvea c c i tty seals tutu Uote of tn? last, a ? <? preparation by the ?a me gt-aUtnar-c wbc have, up to tan I'ri d, so jul ? -stoutly bod ?ueeaa'fuliy oooduc %*d th? affair* of .no establishment. At, judging fc.m *hn inquiries ooo tloually to bo heard iu tb* Filth are boo and ?ltaoae<o, gieat Internet to hot fa lis fvstalsuao'r worM ?s to Urir phn of operations for tb* oast vyarti.'fi campaign, ve think it bat fair to punlixh all we k?o* ?o '-*? rubjoot. Aoearc>ng to information which wo have received from a (ourte wbieb la tolerably reliable, ths a r.mga. tntniH for tbo mxt *? ana of tlie regular *o?t?P<?>jr wM be of a mush mar* oinprrbenairo aoJ offoctivf ohatsc Ur b*n thos* of the i*?t -although the eflortv of' tbo dnector* .a this rrspeot hare, up to tbo present Bum, yt?ea unqualified satv-ifaciloo Moesrs fhaten, &>'t, and the otoer gentlemen (reeling the aff* re of the establishment, have oe?a extremely anxious to engmg* permaAeutly the servioas of Mr wtaod, whroo jungmt-a* and tipsruae* hare been of eo . truah aoeiatanoe to ihsss, and with ?hi* vis* bare offered bim tbo entire future management of tbo bouse. It aeemi, borrerer, that Mr. Wlaoff h*? ceitain literary end diplomatic iBtereita at a take in Europe, which are of much more importance then auy position obi ,h the Academy can hold out to htm. Amongit the diplomatic enterprises wi.ieti he ha* on hand, ho iateade, if possi ble, to procure tlie interference of th* imereua govern ment in tbe obtainment of some redreei for the r oll tiou of hie rights aa an Amerteea ett.xra oy take arre.t and impriaontueat at Genoa. For thia purpose he wffl probably go to Wash ngton in a few days, in order to lay bis caae before the secretary of State. If tbe govern ment should take a favorable view of It, Lords Pal ui wr it on and Clarendon will, no doubt, be called upoa Vt rer ew the decision which has been arrive I at in this matter, and to afford to Mr Wikoff that red res i to which be consider* himself entitled. Failing an arrangement with Mr. Wikoff, tbe direc tors of tbe Academy hare determined to send as their agent to Europe, Mr. Ulimsnn, in orler to procure all the personnel and materials ne ceteary to carry on their next season on a seals com mensurate with the growing wealth aud importance of tnis great city, and the lively and general inte rest now maniiested for the permanent su-tcesc and prosperity of tble establishment it will bs in tbe recollection of our readers that Mr. Ull inunn first became knowa to the American public as ihe managing agvnt of Madame So.tag daring the ca reer of that distinguished and lamented vocalist in this country. When Madame sontag determined on visiting this country, she wrote privately to a gentleman eon nected with literary and theatrical affairs here, asking hie advice ae to the course which it wonld be recesssry for her to pursue. Mr. Uliacaan took a lettar of Intro luc tion from thia gentleman to Madame tiontag, who was then at Erne, in Germany; and tbe rerult was that she engaged him ae her agent for her American tour, le that capacity Mr. Uilmenn exhibited a good deal of ekiU and addrexe, occasionally committing error* at tributable to some little inexperience, but oa the whole giving satisfaction both to Madame Sod tag and the public. His next undertaking was the unfortunate enterprise In which he connected himself with Jacobsohn, Meretiek and ittrakosch, and which exploded on the Oie Bull fiatoo Whilst In Eu rope, with the geaeron* aid of Mr. Nlblo, Mr. UUaann was enabled to engage and bring out to this country the LkGrange troupe, whiob, bat for the masterly arrange ments made by the director* of the Academy after th* Oie Bull explosion, would have unquestionably carried th* away here, from tbe superior talents, freshness and accomplishment* of the artiste who composed it. Ow ing, however, to the skilful manner in which matters were managed, the rival company held its own; and from wbat w* can leant, even under the management of Mr. Payne, the LaGraxge troupe has sustained some losses sine* its arrival here. Mr. Cllmtnn, however, ceased to have aay connection with them shortly after they name to New York, and h* ia now engaged by tbe directors of the Academy to proceed to Germany and Italy to engage ? ?? ? ?sissl director, and such other pxofasaineal talent ash* may And advisable, to open the autumn season In a style calouiatnd to sustain worthily the character of the house, and t* satisfy th* expect*tioas of the public. For this purpose he win be booked by * tbe directors of the Academy with any amount of funds that may b* deemed necessary, sad during his sojourn in Europe, will no donbt bv aided by th* experi ence and advice of Mr. Wikoff. Next reason, therefor*, Mr. Ulimann will in all probability become the managing man of tbe Academy, under the direction of the gentle men who hav* hitherto conducted It* affairs so success fully. In the meanwhile, the LiCrange troupe will play the abort season on which thay havsjuat entered, and Jallien, who w* believe has taken th* theatre for the month* of Angnat and September, will give some of hla popular performances there. We trust that arrangements which hold out enoh fair prospects will b* carried out with the talent, good faith and gentlemanly feeling which have hitherto marked the oenduct of the affairs of the Academy, and whioh can alone enanre the permanent success to whioh its direc tors look. Academy of Mule?tht La Grange Troupe. lha la Grange troapa re-opened this theatre laat night for a ?hort serial of performances, whioa is only intend ed to extead to the lit of July. Considering the ad vanced period of the season, the house wai very respect ably filled. Having already fully oritioiaed the me rits of Madame La Grange's Norma, it is nnaeseasary for us to enter again Into a lengthened examination of ihem. Suffice It to say that her performance of last night was marked by a power and depth of feeling which showed that, If not qnlte equal to Grisi la histrionic talent, she is but little removed from the standard of excellence fixed by that great artist's Impersonation of the "Oasta Diva." In fact, whan we teke into account the freshness of Madams La Grange's voice, the purity snd brilliancy <?her method, and the passionate force which she throws into everything she does, there are few people who would not new be Inclined to give the preference to ker representation of the rdle. Her elforta lest night were repturoualy applauded throughout, and abe was repeatedly called before the curtain to reoelvs the tribntes of the audience. Madame Siedenberg, who was called upon at a short nottcs to take the part of Signora Costini, made a very cxciUpnt Adolgtaa This lady, although her voles is not peaceful, is a correct snd conscientious mnMslin, and every thing she does is done well. In the dnet with Norma in the seeeml aet, rbe seconded her most admirably, and obtains] from tbe audience a distinct recognitao n of her exertions. Mlrate and Morelli ware both in excellent voice; an.l altogether the peiformaaoe was aa satisfactory as could hare been desired. Tlas Jurisdiction at the Brooklyn City Court Y ester day one of the defendants indlited by tue Grind Jury organised by the Oity Govt, for sell ng Uqnor contrary to law, was arraigned before dodge Us. rtr and pleaded specially to the jnrledietten of tbe oourt. The counsel for defence, ex-Judge Lott, took the ground that this court, as at present organised, wee not a oourt of competent jurisdiction, Inasmuch ss the organisation of it under the consolidation not did not uic serve to it that uniformity which the eonstitution (title 0, sec. lb) requires for all City Oeurts tn this &tat??that the provisions under the consolidation act conferred judicial powers upon supervisors, which was not warranted by the constitution, aa they wort merely eounty officers, end unknown to the law as judielai OBN. District Attorney Underbill, In reply, contended that the decision as to uniformity, rested primarily witn the Ingigislature; and tbnt there was, in fact, so want of uniformity in the organisation of the present Otv Oourt of Brooklyn, and that of tbe so-called pattern Oourt of Brooklyn, i ?*Mr*Hamnton, for dofenoo, controverted the position of the District Attorney, contending that it was foe the judiciary to revtewtheaete of the Lsgisla-uro, aa therein consisted the conservatism of our constitution. font the last aet passed by the legislature wee not to he taken aa the expression of their wdl in defining whet should be tbe crganlsation ef all the city courts under tbe ckutc of tbe constitution etted; but that tha first act which was tho Oswego act, was to be te'<en aq the model or pattern. All subsequent acts not unit or M *ith this wire unconstitutional, and plainly showed (he eon sequences of any other eonstruetion. Judge Culver I nerved hie detrition ur'cfl Hetnrdey next, end stated that In the meanthv* he would as sume the power ef adjudicating in cU.mmal esses- The District Attorney, however, eaM he was ueell'??><. pend ing this question, tn place any prisoners oa trial The Our! then took up thq regular order of business. ILntliualnftiic M< oh K?U<Imh IU1'' Mi rllM? >1 Miwiiliii;tM. TUB limMllriuTION UliTIOtHD?IM r KB ?*? ?r I tilM MINT.-i l-S.SUUNOMI. Washinut Ik lais 31, 1*5V Ths grano K?o* Nothing r? lie* iou u-euog i* mtm living hull 111 llubt ul tua Cl ) ll?h. .About dve t'1%4 *atd 1aodh fa aHvtd??>e I h- mh !.e?ve ? M* fig Li 0*1 up vi ib the r ct?t*' iol g ?r?. ?*<" the t'?a? puree u? ?r? wi'tout number lb- luliaviug u:b--.,r, wtn etoM*: rKwiOkirr JOSKi'H m KKADi.Kk. VICE PKkMllK.v M F A. Tucker J f| P?tvre J?1 i< I. 2-u-ith. si:inuH Cuil -on, B 0 I'j-.a Robert ill U, H. C Imtiuik. J N J. hn tmlki i .biuiui ?Vuu'ler, J'i'ot F I'elk, Jiilm Kfl ,h.. C W lh>U, .I'rvtu'tb !1 pburw SWCftKTA HIRN. Jobu I* I'1 C-kInvOu, I ii? I-'. k nil AIO " ) A, 8>UI1V ? The- follow tog pie, a bV kb l rf>' lulmd sew tisn r-td ?do aeepe.1 ?uh grwiiv m' i? - Bfcereas, l'l? ktiiuoti ouu. lo1 the twr eii p*rty, [ recontly aosembieu st l'h- li?lvi,,i > ,t * a ?n mw* m . ture coash'eration of the Ttriuu< to. Hi ? io<r el* not U of former poiAical r-rganiMtioo,. oil *<to?t ?n>l pr .m-\l{??v a p otior u? Of priur piee m* ? purpmn* nl or. .11*1.Out. AUierlruo and oa luea.?ibeir'ore, tit H? m>I?vi, That are tb- ABenrm parij ?f the I).,trill ?f ( oIluiLih, tn'puLl'r meeting, ilo coMitHji apero** of, ratify anil aoept the nam a 1 lteiolved, Tftat rh? tb'r,kn of the A.r.*ricaa per / in i tlit* fiUlr.ct l>e, Mf ?r? kereuj tsndere i to our (isUgwtns I to the Jate CoutiM), 'or the r ?b a ado frfhlnl discharge [ of ibr i'uDm aaelgaeil o tli-m Af'er the adoption of tue rasolution*, and an m>i? rrll-j from the rocaet btttoiy, to* i'residsat iairodu.ivd Hoa. J a coil BiuMi of Plana. Ivan a ah ? apoaa at ooniMereb e lvng'h but oonHn-rt himself to tbeOetheko view #f the ^uretl n. la poeeioa" he gav? fooimtaier OrnanJ Carpkrll a revere cavilgat'oa l'anna|lrtaia bad repudiated the Peptt-h h ermreb/ in the partna sf tb.a asp.rant for tba 8up:ame Beneb, and ha pledged timseli abe would uo? ttaud by toe colors for a ho wan thoroughly Amtrictniail. Mr Broom >pote oi Ma do naocraey, and pronounced Oner, I >cott tba ueooy <t*flh uvad by tha whg party to <lsuoy and draw off the Inch ducki from the democratic ran a a He vat particularly net ?re on the prevent a<imin lit ratten for its fanga diplomatic appointment*. lie I'niAidint next introduced Hon Ka.vNr.Tii Raynkk. of North Carolina arho a poke at great length, principally upon the oaaeful influeaoa of foreigner* upon our elective tranah ?. Hi* a pee ah wan entbueiaatiraliy cheered by '-Sam's" boy a, an? made a very decided impreaeiun. Next came the far fam -d and exoentrio Fix*, nf Ar 1 ansae. who introduced hlma?lf by telling the aneodedo of the atrenger who wished to be couuted ?-in" at tha free light, lieeur*. 'oomba aud Stephen#, of 'leorgtw, he tkooght, would toon aak to be counted " out." Mr Pike dlscunved prnc'pally the p.at'orm. a-d s't'od taat the slavery plank waa forced upon tbe South. He an opposed to tnoohing the auhjeet of elarery in any way. The aboliiioniats bad come to Philadelphia to make the whole thing an anti aluviry movement or bur?t il up Thank Cod, they b?d done neither The ebolitieolvta of Maaakobuietts and New H*m*bire bat defeated tkeaa in Virginia. Mr. P. deacrloed the wire working and squabble* which took place in the Conreatiou while forming the platform He ?pok? of the abu*e, by ear tain papers, of his friend Ray nor a* well a* of himself; bat, for hfe own pert, he eared noth'ng for it. lie thought politicians a great nuisance, but editor* a muel* greater. People out West, and particularly in Arkansas* did not read the New Yobk Huuui, and, therefore, knew hat little of newspaper He* Alter the political at mosphere had been pnriOed, h* thought wortkr * er* should again be admitted to pariieir*4* ? ?ernment. He also tried to have Catholic* oA niitted into tbe Order, but x?fi?d. He had labired, and would labor, to 1 wmllse the Order. Hi* groat objiil w*a to prevent foreign labor from coming in oompetttten with domestic labor, lie had been a laboring man him self, sod he wished to protect American labor He emigrated westward as a common wood chopper, of terwsrda set typs, and finally etudiei law; bat he wo? tbe friend ot the laboring man. The fifth of Juae, he predicted, would become a national anniversary, and returning thanks to the msetiog, he gsre place to Judge Bavou, ct New York, who spoke only foe a few minute*, bat Mid some pretty things in that ttme. Tan platform, In every plank, did not please the North, yvt there waa enough that was to be admitted to tecurn the hearty eo-operation of the Order tn New York. He graphically desert bed the horrors of Romanism, and con tended that the Catholic* had oomm*nond tha warfare. He said a movement waa now on foot among tha Aa*e*t c*n Catholic* to emancipate themaelvee from Pepioh tbralaom Bishop Hughe* well knew the fact. This address was followed by three oheer* for the Haa piu 8tate, when Mr. Bur will, of Virginia, took the (tend, saying Vir ginia appeared last, a* ah* should, manacled and hn mlliated at she waa. H* only rose to return thank* for tbe v*ry complimentary manner In wbieh hi* State had been alluded tn. The runeiDiNT aow appeared upon the board*, and re ported that '-Sam" was fairly lnauguratsd, and he aA vlsed all the brotherhood to go home sad kua tbeu wives. Tha meeting adjourned at half past eleven precisely. The finest oider was preserved throughout. rhuURl and Kxblbltlanl. Broadway TmuTaa.?The complimentary benefit to S'gnora VieUi Vertiprach is to come off this evening. The second not of "Lucrezia Borgia," the 1mt act at "Romeo and Gullietta," and a gram) concert, compriee the bill of amusement. Bi'hton'b ThxaTrk.?This erenlng Is net apart for the benefit of the popular acre**, lira Hough. Four very attractive pieces are announced?Messrs. Eddy, Chan frau, Holland, Hough, Blend, Do Waldon, Heymoar, Mlae Albertlne and Mrs. Frost appearing in the lealing char aetata. Acadkuy or Music.?Bellini's grand opera of "I Pnrl tani," la to bo represented by the in Orange Opera tronye this erenlng Mme. La Orange and Signer Ralta elleMirate sustaining the principal roles. "DeaGto ranni" is to be proauoed on Monday erenlng. Boweby Th*atkx ?Ihe performances provided fee tbM etoning are the drama of "hraeet Maltrarers," the farce of the ''Widow's Victim," and the drama el "Brian Boroihme," being for the benefit oi Mr. Reed. The grand spectacle of the "Enchanted Temple of the Ibis" will be produced on Monday nest. Niblo's Oardrn ?Baife'a benatifai opera _ "Daughter of St. Mark," ie drawing fall boosae every eight. It will he repeated this evening?Miss L Pyne. Mr. W. Harrison and Mr. Borani In the leading rdlet. Wallace's Twutbk.? The German Opera Company an to repeat DonisttU's ealebrated opera of the "Child el the Regiment" this evening. A very full attendance may be espeeted. Wood's Mjjsbtmls ?The auoeeaful burlesque, el "Black Bland*re" is to be| repeated to-night, together with the usual popular Ethiopian penormaaee. BrcKLsr'a SsuarADasa.?This company ie about to leave the city for a abort time, after Saturday eveaina next. " Soot nam bu la'' la annoonasd for to night. Thnee who bare not soon It should avail themselves of tha pre sent opportunity. pvaHAM'aOpsnA Horns.?The burlesque "1 continues to attract full honsoe. It will be I evening Banxm or W F. Wiun ?TbU eery r~r~*'it ilnim is to take bis benefit this evenias at tus New Olympus Circus, Bowery. Ha offer* a highly attrnoMun talis Uinmsnt, and no doubt will have an ovei flowing attaind er ce. Sanowicx Is to give another of his popular i this evening at Continental Hall. BnoADWAT TuaiTRt.?Thla establishment is te> to rpeaed for the summer season on Monday erenlng nam Mr and Mrs Barney Wltftasa* have be n engaged,! will appear In a round o( tn.ir most popular ci Lusrs* Fin In Hwsinow. IV. A A destructive fin oasnired yesterday new city of Hudson, on Bergen bill. It tank* eatiad. H. Rlaen' box maauiactery, which waa consume^ tog*, ther wtth bis lumbar yard adjoining. The fire eetaaaa niautod to seas dwellings near bp, belonging to. Aider ?AS George 8. Onsdnei, of Jeraey OUy, its eg whtoh were eeusumsd entirely, and aaothnr pertmUy. Bevunal dwellings of leas vaioe, owned by Germane, and eeouptod as tbair dweUisgs, were also destroyed Then ie no Ira department J*? organtaed, or fire apparatus provided. In the new elly?*" obtained front Jersey City The Ire alarm was sounded in Jersey City, end a portisn of tk# firs department, with their apparatus, rsaetod Mm seen* of the conflagration in season to to slfietant in <? Seeking the further spread of toe flame* The torn la estimated at tSO.OdO, of whleh IlLuw waa ooasnmed In the sslabliehment of hr Rlnea He had as iaseranet ft ?S,0C0 la four New Fork oomeaat**, vu: Exeslstav. gl.OfO, Merchants', fMO; 8t, Htehola'. ?*<--. *?3 man, IW>.