Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 23, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 23, 1855 Page 2
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PRINCE JOHN FAN BURIN'S PLATFORM. BS SFEECH TO THE SOFT MOLLS 1TOSITEOO. He Stands Sparc on the Slavery Question, with a Leg on Eaeh Side 0/ the Fence. He Goes first for the Nebraska Bill, and Secondly for Making Kansas a free State Any How. 6L0RIGUS PROSPECT FOR THE DEMOCRACY, Ac., itc., &c. Pursuant to previous arrangement, John Van Bur?n addressed the democrats of Oswego. at their City Hall, on Friday evening last. The "pacious liall was filled to its utmost capacity, and the audience greeted the speaker a* he ascended the platform, with the most enthusiastic eheere. Quiet being restored, after some time, lir. Van Bvwln said: Fellow-citizen"?Having recently been a member of a convention to nominate candidate* to lie supported by the suffrages of the electors of this ttNtte, and the conduct of that conveution having very largely been the subject of remark, it has given me very great pelasure, so far as I Uave had the opportunity, to address the electors of this State, with a view to explain some of the propositions which tlrat convention put tor ward, and also to ask the attention of electors of the State, to the principle., maintained by the party of which I am a member, and to the candidates whi h have been presented to the people for tlieir support. You undoubt edly are all aware, that so far as the election is concern ed, the interest which every on* of you possesses in the canvass, is the same as my own. Iam not one oi the candi dates presented lor the popular suffrage; I never have been, and 1 trust in Cod, 1 never may be. But I have been a member of the democratic party from childhood. I have always felt a deep interest in its suocess, and was never more anxious than now for the ascendancy of its principles and its candidates. It has not been conveni ent for me, during the past year, to address very fre quently the electors of this State; still, circumstances nave occurred in the couuty ol St. Lawrence which led me to feel great solicitude as to tbe course of the electors of that county, and indnced me to visit it. A large meeting was held at Canton on Tuesday evening last, which I ad dressed. and nothing is more natural, on my return, than the wish to address the democracy of this place, in which I feel a deep interest. It is not worth while to con gratulate you upon your beautiful city, and upon its prosperity, which strikes every beholder. A beautiful town you have, a beautiful night this to see it in a besutiful assemblage of people to address, in the shape of a democratic meeting, and as I think, a beautiful set of principles and candidates for which to solicit your support. 1 shall proceed directly to call your attention to some of the principal propositions brought forward by our convention, because I am one of those who believe that the people should agree in princi ple, if they are to act together; and if they do&ot so agree, they certainly ought not to act together. Parties are or ganized In advocacy of certain sets of principles: for that purpose they make associated effort, and if any success is to be achieved, it is only desirable because that success establishes correct principles in the government of the eountry. Two weeks from Tuesday you and 1 vote, and lake our share in tbe government of the country. 1 have already had a share in It, not by holding its offices, but by selecting others who are to dischargo the duties of the Kvernmi nt and to carry out the principles on which the itfvutions of our country are founded. It is desirublo that these duties should be discharg"d intelligently and dispassionately; and 1 do not think there ever has been a lime in the history of this State when the people have been more disposed to do so. When was there ever a more general disposition to canvas- freely an 1 fairly every principle and every man who is presented to the people for their support! 1 hat is a highly valuable fea ture of the present time. One of the most interesting questions thus year before the people, is the financial po licy of this State, and its Internal improvements si far as they are affected by the election of the officers to be chosen this lull. The convention of which I was a mem ber was, 1 claim, the representative of the de.nocra'ic party of the State. The difference between democrats and those known as the Seward whigs is radical and fun damental, as regards the internal improvement policy. The democrats have always been friendly to the construc tion of canals by the State, Every canal ever common.od in our borders, was commenced under a democratic ad ministration. Every canal ever completed, has been completed under u democratic administration. Every debt thut has ever been paid in this State, has been paid by a democratic administration. The democrats are a cvnal building and debt paying people. Their adversaries?1 speak of that particular portion de nominated Seward wldgs?are a non-canal build; g and nt n-debt paying people. They incur debts, and bring on taxation and bankruptcy as often as they succeed to power. (Applause.) White this is true, there has always been in thai party, a few old-i'ash.oned debt paying people, who have remonstrated, at least, as often as the tax-gat)< comes around, against this Itnprovi dtut squander nig 01 money and reck less incurring <>'" debt, by their ,-cuard associates; but they hate romon a'rated in vain, fine featuie of that Sewucip<>li -y. wheh has been the chief origin of ihedebtof this State, t the enlargi nieut of our <.auals by means of loans. Whea the brie lanal debt wan about being paid, the then Canal <JomiDiH.ionern?tdd fashioned democrats?proposed that the canals should be enlarged by applying the surplus in come thereto, tach year, until the enlargements wee computed. J he State officers at that time, were Mr. Bouck, A. C. tlagg, John A. I'ix, Greene C. Bronxon, Mr. Campbell and Mr. Hoffman Thin, their policy, was re commended to the Legislature in 18115; audit wm acte I upon up to 161:8, which was the lime of the advent upon tfce political board cf that gent who has a n. -so inge'y disturbed the politic* o( this j-tato? 'he roan kn.wu at Wm. H. Sowtird. He anndune I that we were losing rank am. ca-to among tho -tat< a around us, which were developing their internal policy, ilq antioun ??< | that it was rt'c to incur a forty million debt, because the revenues of the canals would pay the interest up >n :, and because by tbut me as lie enlargements might go on more speedily. The democrats Insisted that the true policy Mas to apply the surplus revenues t the enlarge ment. -Now a. to tire result. Tho surplus income of the canals, at ore the expenditures, from 18J6 to 18od was til,600,000. The ealimatod surplus In 1854 was $8,000,000, and will be as much in 1855 and 1850. That would make the surplus in tire twen'y yean, !uJ8 000,000. 'ibut would hate enabled us to apply $'49,000,00.1 to the hide enlargement?wbich it is conceded world have completed it; 8b,COO,OOo to the Genesee Valley Canal. $11,000,000 to the Bia'-k River Canal; $3,000 00) to the Cswejro Canal, would have l"ft a surplus to be applied to the extinguishment ol the State debt. H id tirs p rlfcy been pursued, wliut would have been thec meeqitenoe# The i-rate would have been free from debt, ami the mill tax, which is m w the object of the tax gatherer's visit every year, would not now be upon our statute-book. And the tolls could have been reduced two-thirds, or three-quurters. Now. the mill tax must be en forced until this debt Is paid, and the vinul tolls must be kept up at the same time. .Vow this .State debt, aft'r applying the $-.000 000 recently raised, will be $34.00(1,000 and upoD that we pay every year $4,000, OOO, and the canals still are in an unfinished state. But we are told this new party wtii.-h has heeu fornred Intends to carry out the Huffman plan, aud that It Is the oll fm-hnm d democratic party with a new name?the repub lican parly. The ground upon which that Is asserted is that Ab'jsb Mann?who lived in Herkimer tltico years agi?ha- been put upon tire ticket for Attorney General. Hell, 1 take it a man might have lived in Herkimer fifteen years ago, without being a strenuous adroeate of the Uolfmnn p< hey. Where do the real advocates of the Hot)man policy stand f l.oomis was the colleague of Hotfraao. Tilrlen the democratic candidate for Attorney General, wa- the colleague ?f Huffman on a committee in tho Constitutional Convention, in inaugurating a policy hy which he attempted to provide for tho payment of this debt, btetsun, tho democratic candidate tor C >mptroiler, was in the -ame convention. But this is not all. The ticket called the republican Itckst is a Seward whig ticket, and nothing else and it proposes to form a Seward Canal Board?Raymond, Comptroller Cook, the Secretary of i-tate, the Attorney General, Abljalt Mann, the State Kn gioeer. Mr. Geddes, the Treasurer, Mr. Williams, and t're Canal Cornmi-sioners? six ont of nine of whom are strong Seward whig*?to carry out the policy inaugura'ed by Seward in 1638, ?nd whiclt has been adhered to by hi- as sociates from that time to this. Bat there are one or two things which occurred in that so called republican conven tion which strikingly ahow what kind of .Seward whiggery it Is they intended to inaugurate In thatCunal Board, some of those who are to form the Canal Board are a little better than the rest; hut the stealing kind is the worst of the whole (laughter.) The query is, how much of that kind they in'ended to put into 1 he Board ? To ascertain that I look to the office of !*tate Kngineer, which is one of the im et lm|iortant. He has to determine tha character of the work, to determine the kind of excavation, whether it is hard | an, rock excavation or otherwise, and upon his mere judgment millions of money are frequently paid out, Well, now, there wa' a ttateKngfaeer, JohnT. Clark, hold ing this cBicewh'-n this republican convent ion assembled? a man of unqueat lonable capacity, of rare ability, and what wa.- entirely too much tnr this republican convention, a man of strict integrity, (laughter ami applause.) In his report of In-t yea , he r eported to the l^gtslature what stealings ?er<> g,.,ng ,>u along the line' of the canals, and alluded to the gross SXtravaghnee of the present system X'f canal enlargement. No nrsn will deny that the can lis can be maintained for much less than it now costs, if the expenditure -horrid be entrusted to judicious, expe rienced and tbor ughly honest men. free from the con trol &n$ dictation which potiUefana hare horctotoro ex ercised over the expenditure of this bunch of the public service. The evil lie- in sele,-ttn? mentor nfti e trnni considerations of partisan ship, rather than tkote of fit ti-ss for the duties of the Tho honesty of th s <>t$ cer was fatal to him. He wa the first nun th -rrwn uvsr Is aid when the conventioB assembled. s.>me will y, that is true; hut that they desired to take trow mm. Vcw men I Mhy, did you ever betore eee-itch a s? ot ebt rr.en u|ron a tiekr tf The idea of passing sueli im o a Mnt.n. Wimams and Jim Cook for n?w wu-n I Why did they retain Cook 11 they wore to tafce new rnenr Weed ?aiu tsiok could not be *i>ate l?hi* peculiar fitm s-w v sueb they cuM not sparo him. Why did they spare < larkv .-imply because he was a faithful, honest an 1 u;i light crflicer, nd rierefore, in the estimation of this new party, h* would ?*? a nuisance lu the tannt Boar 1 <Gre?t spulao-e.) Now, I -ubmit to every (Mr man, no matter what fit- ; .itic nod >n? iiave heretofore been, whether, un?i? r mi, A state of things, he la not called ii|sin in this elect, n. In gtvo support to t'10'le n > eratrc party and the democratic candll;. -i. There ie Mother matte, to wind .I wlshtocall y..ur attention, and *hat is the proposition of our c . mention for the re peel of;the Malm u?w. Row , i would r.e a great error u> soppn e that the rlemoefMuo c 'rveatron n*-es-arily in tended to a-iaume that there ehiul ben<>leai latum at ?llepenthe 'ubje t of igtempcrenoe. rr tluit they cv"r that no law nnuH tie pa'sed ; ,f ? y,,. puliation if exc..e, or to restrict the at r e ?. ing f m th' sale of or- What thot s-e rt?d wa* ih ' ' , Hiii 1UU'M\ - -- Berate* the property of the citizen without giving him those safeguards which the constitution secures to him; that it makes that a crime which haz been a regu lar, and ho fur an I know, an honorable business la the community. It takee what is recognized by law, as pro perty, ana confiscates it by legislative act. 11' that can be done in regard to liquor it can be done in regard to land. If the Legislature can say that a peculiar species of property amounts to a nuisance, and that it may be seized and destroyed in the manner provided by this act they can say the >amt thing to-morrow in regard to the house and lot of any individual in the country, and we shall be entirely at the mercy of the unrestrained will of the Legislature.^. So I insist, a man may be thoroughly devctcd to the cause of temperance and yet opposed to this unconstitutional enuctmerit. All the confusion which has been produced upon this subject has been produced by those very busy and stirring men who notiited tbem st Ives to the world as the liquor dealers' Association. With the exception of the ' Massauchusetts Emigrant Aid Society," I do not tblnk I have ever known sw much talking and blowing, and doing nothing, so much mis spent breah and misdirected clamor, as upon the part of those gcntli rnuu known as the special fricuds of the liquor interest. After all their talk la<t year a large portion of those men turned in and suppirtod Ullman, and the result was they elected Clark, and arc now favored with this Maine law. So, after the election, thojr went to work to get the opinion of counsel, and iu doing so no tified all the world?at least New York?that they would not take the opinion of any man unless he agreed with them. (Laughter.) They published those opinions thus purchased. Among 'lieni is the opinion of Judge Bronson. If they had employed him before the election it would have been a sensible thing. They go to work and make a il.-ket selecting four or flic men from our ticket, and then three or four more who have no more chance ot being elected than I have of being "truck l,y lightning. (Applause.) Now, under those -ircums-ances, those men who aie interested in defeating the Maine law ?1 do not allude now to the liquor dealers?men who a;e in fevor of constitutional lib"tty and the pro tection of the rights of property, will vote the democratic ticket. (Applause.) 'lhe feet is, all this clamor upon ' of the liqi " ' the part of the liquor dealers is nothing but clamor, for tho temperunce men pay 'en dollars to support their cause to tho liquor dealers'one. The friends i f consti tutional liberty are something more than liquor dealers. It is not necessary for a man to be drunk half the time in order to be opposed to the Maiuo law. The man who is devoted to constitutional liberty and the rights of pro perty, and who desires to see citizens protected in their business, know s enough to support lhe democratic ticket. (Applause.) There is another party lately sprung up in this country, which is deuonuced In the resolutions of the convention of which I was a member?tho Know No things. Now, as fer as they are Know Ni things I have nothing to say against them. (Laughter.) 1 can very well understand now, dutlng the last two or three years, a great many men have been lying around loose, belong ing to no particular party, disgusted with all of them, who bad no disposition to get into any party, but out of all of tliem, and therefore call themselves Know Nothings. (Laughter.) It has been suggested to me that the Know Nothing paity, in the outset, was Young Amorica on a spree. (Renewed laughter.) Well, they went off Ly themselves and became a party, acting tu secret, un der vows, nnd now proscribe a man because heL; born in some particular place, and because he avows some par ticular religious faith. In my judgment they arc the most odious combination that has ever sprung up in this country. Now, they must forget the whole lilstoiy of our country?they must forget the pien who achieved our revolution?they must forget the elementary princi ples of our I'eclaration of Independence?wheu they pro scribe men who have been invited here to seek a shelter from the tyranny of the Old World?a class, too, which embraces some of our best citizens, which lias in it an association which devotes itself to the sick and the poor, instant in season and out of season in works of charity. 1 say when they proscrtbo such a set of men, instead of being an American party, they are as un-American as airy men can possibly be. (Great ap plause.) Tho idea that there Is any peculiar virtue in the involuntary act of being horn som" where, aud the idea of persecuting o men because of hie birth, in the worst sort of despotism I ever heard of. This popular des potism, founded upon religious prejudices, and which not i nly exit nils to men alive, but reuclies into hi i author's wi tub before he is born, seems to mo more despotic and m' re detestable than any other system wbi -h ever sprung up in this country. Such are my views, and such were the views of the democratic convention; and the inquiry i- what is the adopted citizen to do at this election? I believe?and 1 say it move freely, be:?uso in the whole courge of my Jito I defy any m in to show that I have ever appealed to Irishmen, or Germans, or any other class of foielgneis as such, or addressed to them any cousidera tioni peculiarly applicable to then?that they -hould be all Americans?that tLey should unite with us, aud bo upon the same foot hg with our own people, an 1, though they may keep up their separate amusements iu nil their id rl " ' associations and lights Uiey should forget tha'. they came from any other land than this. But this party of which I have spoken pr< poses to proscribe and punlah tliem?uropofes to make them slave.?lor a man is a slave v,! . takes n < share in the government un ler whicli lie live-?and it therefore becomes a questiou of lie and death whet* they are to go at the approaching election. Immense efforts have been made by f-jwaid to show that bo is tl.e best fi lend ot the adopted cltizon-i tiioy ever had ?especially of tLo Irish citizens?by which, mure the a any other man in tho State, he be lame the author uf this Know Nothing party; and I doubt wheth r, but fur Setv ard, there would evet have been a Know Nothing party. He now proposes to take cliaige of them and it Is im portant to see what his means arc. The republican party, in every other State in the futon ex cent this, i - a Know Nothing party. In Maine it i . In Ma;,sucUu*etU it i.-, or m nntll recently. In Ohio, moat of tlie turn upon It a ticket, ami 1U0 men who supported it, w-'re Know Nothing*; and in tlio couth ihe "publican p irly has no existence. Rut 'chat If the position of iho democratic party? North, South, Last and \Vc,t, it occupies oro national platform of hostility to the I now Nothings, anil adv ate. tho tights ot the a 'In; ted citizens. (App'uusc.) tio to (ioiugiv, Virginia, Mi is>ij j l, (iLio, > enusylrania, no matter where, and you flit'i the democratic | :irty in unequivocal au.I ??vow ed lio'lility to Know Nothing',in. There, then, is the only real and safe refuge for the adopted Iti/.ea. The ill in ?ei ii tic parly now. as ev r, puts forth a ill* ,-ul creed ?a creed which Is adioree to slavery of every kind, be of WI! we h'-lieve soiui thing in the slaiery of white people a well as hlii.-k one*. Rut it 1. said that a question bos re- ) ein*ly grown in'o such prf-euilncaoe as to rauko it neces siytofoim ? l ey party?the republican party? at time has lalely been a C invention at which tlioio w.s wliai wan culled a mairiage of persons, -uch as Mr. Health 1 ITi cc r It. mpson to Mr. i.ov. uor Ch rk? a untrrlage su h us that of whig Harbor Master Chambers, ti whig State I'liufcr Weed?a maniag- of whig Harbor Conuais..loner King, to whig Mcre'ary of Mate l-oaveuvvurth. (I.iugli ter.) New Uiatiaa marriage within the prolubite ldcgices of consanguinity (u new d laughter); at at y rate they are so near related that tLelr progeny will he half-wit's,]. (Rials of laughter.) Now, let us -ee !i anything has re recently uceurr"! which makis it nece-<-aiy to forma ???-? ? rdflUi party upon the basis of slavery. And hereflhllow ore to ail y-mi attenti >n to wh it we slid in rt fen nee ,o the sub. jeet of slanry. Kuine time since, as you are swure, bill passed Congress to repeal the Missouri com; roml* and si hMquent to its pss-nge a l.irg" uurnber of men rushed Into the Territory of Kansas from .'-iisnourl, ai r armed with bludgeons and otbei weapons, tix>k posses ion of tho polls and elected a Legislature which p-a -.-ed a variety of laws which arc a disgrace to humanity. They claim to have done so under authority deilved f our the act of Con gress organising that Tirrltury. Kansas, previous to that time, was fue by an arrangement made thirty-four year sgo, under which that part of the I'nite I 'tales t'-riituy u oth i f thirty-nix degrees thirty minu'es, ex ept Mis. suuil, was dedicated to freedom, aud the southern part givi n to slat ery. Kansas is now a Territory, the 1 iw of whichever Is In favor of freedom, unlo-s the a-ts of Iho called Kansas Legislature ar^pu be held valid, i^n in which ca-e it Jus heen'^Wdui eil to slave y. Under this state of things the democrats a*i?mb'ed in convention passed two resolutions. )Mr. Van Buren here read tho resolutions of the .-dale convention to which he referred.] He continueil?We thus declared, In the first place, th.ft wo condemn these Missouri outrages, i tLo end, In tLo meet place, that while wn adhere to the coin promises of the constitution, we are o^osed to the ex tension of slavery Into free territory. Yo w, these lull-.n*, In my judgment, are exactly adapt* i to the iiuestiou? now befori) the pe >ple. They seemed t? me on 'did not ?c tlrely sufficient, nnd It did not occur to mo that it would lie necessary to form a new party In consequence of any thing omitted to be snld ly that convention upon the subject of slavery. 1 have been asked, what is tlio mean ing of thai resolution introduced by mo? They sjy ono construction h?s been put upon it by one person, aud another by another. 1 ask no person to put a ci-nitruc th>n upon that resolution for me. It is the resolution which was introduced into the .Syracuse convention In 184*. The convention refused to adopt it. and it was then pae-i-sl by the democrats assembled at Herkimer, hr.d afterward* by the democrats wa i >-upp rted Van Huron in 1848, ami it ha< t>een adliereu to 1 y them from that time to this, ihe jresumption, by tliii time, is that the gentlemi n who advocated 'hut ri solution proba hly understood it and 1 have not th" slightest reason to doubt tliat I do understand it. In the first place upon the subject of slavery, the practical question is how to pieveul the extension of slavery into free territory. That is a question upon ?bi h we have a right to ?.*: and it is a question which affects the State of New Twk. For example, under the constitution, in the app .rtiun ment of every five slaves cmut as three parsons; consequently a slaveholder who owns five s'aves is represented as four jjersons. But a man in toe ^tatw of New York, though he may own ten millions of pro perty, 1* merely counted as one person. This I' an on equal apportlenroent. But it was on" of the com promises of the constitution, and which wo agre<d to t?e bound, by. and which we must aejoiesrc in, so far as existing Stales are roitcernnd. ' But when you propose to convert free territory into ? lave territory, y >u propose lo increase that inequality up.-n which Is b*?ed yn ir -eju' srutation In C -.igress, which lays vouv taxes, which makes trra'ies, which de clares war, and aflects th? * hole pr.q-er'y f th- Ma tiy. It is, thin u question with wliich we have a tight to meddle, and we undertake 11 dec's ?* an opinion j. r> it it should 1" onr true opinion. This is in no cr?e abolition- It is the groun 1 wo took in 1817 - nl 1H48. and we have adhered to It This dno? not ne"-i4#artiy require Congress to prohibit ?lev?ry in the Territories. iHian-e the' may bo accomplished under the nperaM m i f'he Kansas Mil. Ihe ?ettler< themselves mty pro h'd-i'- lave y hut if t'.ey sboullunt, then, when th" Ter ritory t formed Into a State snd applies for adtn s-don. . bare sgaui fur right to rat e the qne??i -n Vue'htr it a tiy l- me l Into a slave .state, and if is nut you have the*>-ghi to prevent It fr >m coming into the Union until i pte-rnt* itself with a fiee constlf'itl in, ff r ui elc- n-. But l athing could be m? re iiDwlso than to ral-e ?uih 4 qt-.estl 'i now Then- a vain*4/ tire Territ-i-v t ii> . . t of f. truing themselves into dates, whi 'U will pielo'it rytyt ? ju stt'ulions. if ynu re -e the ques i"i i. .. and a-k ?he ? u'.h to ex lade a State be I'.l-in tbev will tu n .Sta'r which cimiu you will prevent tiiis , the e are fi?i? Mxi >i11 to wi h a frif art i ' hn?t ailioi ot hvo ? ? in fm mtee war* in nhich -!**? ?ay p oh acU? n ? ( ? I** ?ai? Thai It may be |>ruf e i \f Cou , tu ta tj hlbi'H \ j t ? ii-lrite en * ioo. fn%| .h A*4 t intrtMivr in . f the ?'alt ?ml t n * ita cOt>etltu i> n < ia ve tnf ^ w* ?*'**a1 ? ? 4 ' Fir the tngu ??.v -i.n jitiiiM (r.'Uad t for tbe democratic party to unoe ii, to force " " "kt Nebrai" the execution of the Nebraska bill, and to compel the administration to carry out, in good faith, the pro visions of that bill. If that is done, Kansas will be form ed into a free State. If not, there are other moJcs by which the reeult can be armed at. By the repea' of the Missouri compromise a Territory like Kansas, dedicated to freedom tor thirty-four years, was put in peril of being reduced to slavery. Now, any course which '? taken to prevent that result, meets and overcomes the anticipated evil. I have every eason to b'lieve the mode we ptopose will acoomplh-h the object. Bat if not, 1 agree with those who say "Kansas must be free." There is plenty of power in the people to be exerted through the people of the Territories to restore K?n-xs to the condition u> which the bargain of thirty-four years ago left it. That power ought to be exerted, and then the evil which wna anticipated from the repeal of the compromise, will be inuiginuy- But gentlemen say that is all true and right, but you are sustaining the administration which brought about that repeal. New, our resolutions show pre* lsely the extent to which we support the administration. Wo approve of their con duet in refe'enee to the ttoarces; iu economy in the public expenditures; iu holding public officers to strict, accountability, and in the treaties they have made. Bat is that approving of the action of the udmiuistra Ion in reference to Kant .1 m'j' But it is said the adiuinistratiou is in favor of extending slavery into Kansas, if that tiff tt so, our resolution declares our lived hostility tg the ads ministration, or to anybody <1-0 engaged in extending lavery into free territory. That is our position, and it d< e? not subject us to the barge directly or indirectly, of favoring the extension of slavery. Now, let me in quire what is the ground upon whi' h it is urged that 't is nscessary for a democrat to leave his jrirty for the purpose of foiming a new party upon th" subject of slavery. Standing as we do upon the Identical ground we occupied In 1848; having now the OO-operation of tho entire deuiouatic party, instead of a part of it- pre smiting as we do, an an.ire set of candidates landing fair anil square upon this platform ot resistance o the extension of slavery, I should he exccadingly glad o know uron what ground a new party is to be formed upon this subject, or what circumstances have created the necessity of forming such a party. I should dike to ask Governor S-'eward when he first discovered the neces sity of this anti-slavery party? In 1848, when we occu pu d die same ground, he never saw such necessity. He stood by and saw us stand up to be shutdown, while he was uuiotly securing the election of Zachary Taylor, a slaveholder. 1 should like to ask General Nye, one i f the bottle holders to Governor reward and travelling around with him, at what time he discovered the necessity of forming a party upon tho basis of anti-slavery? Not in 1852, kecaueo then Genetal Nye and Stanton both sup ported fierce, platform and all, and even went so ?ar as to express their willingness to assist his administration bv asking office, which the President declined. (I-aughter.) Up to that time, then, they saw no necessity for a party P?rtT other than the democratic party. Well, in August, 166C, Gtnersl Nye and I were in a democratic convention t< gether. He stayed there two dnys voting up. n the platfoi m and then upon the candidates, and himself pre sented one candidate alter another. Aft?r the conven tion adjourned, he seemed to bo entirely satisfied with its proceedings. But after the fusion convention ad journed, and General Nve was placed upon its State Central Committee, I asked him if he went tho fusion movement. He told me no, and that he was supporting the whole democratic ticket. Now, when did he discover the i mergency which required a new party? I suould like to know when. I tell you there is no necessity for it. and no propriety in it. There has never been a sug gestion mndo which showed the necessity fur ;t, more than there has been for the last, thirty or f .rty years. What hindof a party isitwhlcli they have made? ltis based upon a couple of resolutions, which I must take the trouble to read, for the purpose of showing what extraordinary Eositions can lie assumed by a party of politicians, and ow regardless they are of well settled principles of con stitutional law. (.Mr. Van Buren here read the resolutions passed by the Republican Convention.) He continued :? It is complimen ory to these resolutions to call them "abolition." They deny the fundamental principles of government. Ibcy deny the hiatory of the country, 'lhey deny what bee been acquiesced in, in regard to the Territories and the .States ever since the foundation of our government. There was no slavery In any of the States of ihe Urfon originally. It was firce.1 upon us, no by laws establishing slavery, but by laws rcgulaiing it after it was established by violencs. If these resolutions are true, slavery cannot exist in any of the Southern states, nor in Texas. There never was a more monstrous series of resolutions put forth. And why put forth now? There are no members of Congress to be elected now. but last ye >r the'-e wete. Why did not Governor Seward come forward tb< a ? Because It was desirable for liirxx to have members of Congress ele ted from New York who, should the elc -rion of President be thrown into the Mouse, would cast their votes for him. Therefore that was not a good time for fusion. But now, when his party is at its last gasp, he finds a few nnsus) kv us demoitata, and preiging them into service, sends them around as sto 1 pigeons to -uppoithin falling fortunes. I oeny tnat there is any reusm f >r this movement growiir- out of any transaction of 1ho t-'ou b. Tho Nebraska 1 >ilr was never brought for ward by ?bc -uiulh. and was never advoca ed or argued by tb>" South during the thirty-lour years the Missouri Ooxn promise existed. Not a resolution, noi a s|ieech, not a petition ev'r can.e to Congress from the South in fa vor of the Nebraska bill. The objection to the repea' of that compromise was?and a fair objec tion it was?that this lerrit ry was fairly divided between tho North and the South, and the Sou 's having ha- their share, should nut take that -.hi. ! belonged to the North. But if the North otlerel it to tlum, nul l it be expo'ted that <h"y would refute?m l v.tts It any ?ggii'>floii to do *?>? No; u >r ix it true that Southern in' n ''tall other [neationa asi.'e, and make the question of eli.v y i reilomluant. t'-ory' sly knows th\t ire labor of foreigners competes with that of the slav-a, and drives it out. It ia true, too, that they ptefer the frt o states, and build tin in up. to the prejudice of the slavcbi 'dice State*. Their policy, then, w >uld be iu op po'iiioti to o) r* liners an?. In fkvo' of Know Nothing"; and yet. with a "iugle exception, they arrayed theunslves fcsileesly and boldly ip nppoait! n t" the Know Nothing I ' ltcy. Take anot :er lnslan>: Mr. Wis.1, who has ju*t been dcted (icvernor "f Virginia, writ a member otthe lust liigtn'a Constitutional Convention, and a-i djel himself against ihe proposed mixed bail a of repreienta tlon?a basis '?! slave property and white personi?and nuvo-nted the wbilo baris * N'or is it t'Ue that the ? uthen people de-irc to cadet d "'every to free terri t ry. Southern politicians may. There are political ?1? mag. gue> wl ? niust be th" champions of ?otnc interest and they cannot be the champion "f an interest unless you fir-t prove that it Ian 'eon assailed. They assert that "laiciy ia'n danger, and upon fiat cry become its ?bplrpi; dr. But the pearo'ul citizens of the -kjuthdonot df > Ire the extension of slavery Into Tee teiritory. They ray .ill they want is to be let ah no in th" enjoyment of U.eirjust on iltutional righiR, ant no more. The;, to not desire to be drben Into a rru-ade to extend slav ry into free tenliorj. Th'j whole rnaa le. then, apat "' the South I band upi n a mifaf prehension of the public fenliment as it exists in thai part of the Bount'y. I'b e has n ver been two opinion" as to the danger of th so sectional parties, fr to the time of Washington to the present. If euch parties are firmed 'his TV 'n is at an end. This great sad dot loua Union, to wfeleh wt owe oo mu 'h, nnnot stand undir audi an i-U". If ? e to be den- unced as abilltionlst* because we entertain these views, an' if the t'ootb, on account of ?l%very. are to he denounced is robber- end pirates, the onsequen e .ill be ?> n st se] urate. It would bo Indecent tor a family t > live toge ther unde such cir ontstancs. end a family of State cannot do it. t say a man who go" around the countiy petting i p a te d n?l party is a traitor to the peace "I conn W and should he so regarded. (Applause ) Efforta to leatea sectional party -. ill revolt the poo. a if Ibis ftnte more dertdedly th in any effort to f. rm a party which hn been made within the recollection f ?be ddest man in tills room. Coalitions have never su ' ceded in winning the Dopular judgment, and they in ? t fail. (Applati'-e.) And now a word In reference to t. e jpprcaehlng election TVo pro now existing when the public mind ia unset'Ied, and when very many of t.\? public men 0 this country are taking new positions. t such a time It becomea important to look hack auu e what has bcou the history of the dernocrati ? party d. . ring some of them >'t impor'snt pe:l Is of the Ui-u y if the State of New York. I say the democratic pa. y of this Stale is ono of the great in iitutlona of the couu try. (ftieat applause.) tVe love to honor it for t o good It has done, and the good it can do. In the early | history of our pollt'-s, wher. the fir?t civil revolution was achieved, Vlfcrsou w.i elected by the vote of the State of New York, in itM'J, the most gloomy p riod of our ?state's tilet* ry, New Yoik upheld the honor of the ?'tate, and under Tompkins, carried us through the war. In 1817 th? same jarty .abolished shivery ir. the rf'ate of New York. In 1S21 the democratic rnrty alto re 1 the Cineiitutirn ?o a? to extend the right of voting to me chanics. In 1824 and 1826, and from that time to 1816. onegri ?t system of Internal Improvements was projected under democrat!- auspice", and has teen canied triumph antly through, the (lnan iul policy of the State being all the while conducted with sigml success, and its credit upheld. In 1844 the lemocratie party of 'he State of X? tv York elect*! Air. Tolk President of the Knifed States, who achieved brilliant results during his administration. In 1848 that party to< k [?* position ia reference to the ex tension of slavery over free teriltiy and they have al lien d to It fi cm that time to this. It has, too, one pecu liarity, and that is it hn" the courage to pro'ort those who ci uie to them from other parte \ There never was, in tbi i ie"peet, so liberal an association as 'he democratic party. It is curious to look bank upon the men who have come over to osfnm oidie. pe.rtie , aDd the extent to whic" they have l?rn hmoied. I need only mention such uatneii as John Q. Au iuis, Ambr e "pericer, Chief tustlce T.irey, who w re promoted by th? democratic party to the highe" stall us within i s gift, even above older and perhaps letter leadars in the lemocratie cause. I'n'he '.and, I k at ho party of?. rr opr- went*, lake the use if any demoeis'. you can think of, who lias > re rvi r to the auig indfelc.alrn it: 1, and you will find ?ha: bis ' ursehas tb" ti ,ns >,i ur form ruiu. A longs* 1" i f,etnl h-- ia nse-t. tint th? mo oen* be cei-es t.i tie insfnl he I" cast -side. So imn ? rr -e e;?phatirally the idol >f t e lemocratie party tha i Mr, Clay, during ihe war. nnrt his wh >1* liTe pi-evh us. 'n on- hour h? thirw uwnv all thai pop- Innty and strength and joined the whig erfedoial parijr. lVhat w.n the con wo .encc tiiinn. wbtntbe whig* were snre t i -lect a 1'roallent, be was aet aside imi Ifarrit w,i ' preferred. Again, in 1848, when our dtetetm* made their stice.'v-s ce-tain he wns set aside rgrin, and a stieeessftil 'Idler, who never bad V.?ld a riv'l dfire ami had never volnl i whig ticket, was pi ? fr-s'l, snd M . Oar. wlih Jn?t strength en" 'gti to i!thc hi i t ie f. rm to \Vr -i.ington. die I talrly at the door of tlifs old w'.lg party. This I" full of Instruction to uy ih " cr. t wh'' is ii'epcrlng to j '.n any party wliicli b? supposes to be "tri ngi r than the .lemocratie party. It is grntlftt'g >t this particular t;a e to think that t. erg never was hi oe**si"n when there wa" pI wrr en or tgrmcnt '"T leavltf 'he demrera tc rank* ttr m there i?J'ist t w. ?'Applause.) ?J'-orgta Tennessee, \lrgini.?, ? i ,k i :,r es, b'".'h<?rr Ira lisetwlppl, and >very ou't. r* -tate, at the recent elections, na? dr.,-lared In rf,v o<'V? dem cmtie party. (I:?new?d applau-e.) The tr Is true H the East, t'aine Im* deola'H bear It In ? > ?* - ?nl." ' nil Ms* %? hnsett* will do ? st it" next alec* f'r. A'tie Weal Indiana, and In he . entro, the oM , t -ire 8i- e me to tt? with '* .4 ita old j hu'-yirg rep'ibl! ?n- in iw No'hings, tuv i t i V Wthrwt, nil under 'h" heap. fChcem.) ii is w where will New Y ? ' be in 'hia -sm 1 r i I nil a ti. l'n hy a rjtj wtty never hc'i re t aprlau- ) In nr.v p..t loo cf '.he i sml the mty ? f Kings, ,>oJl. , ? ,t V ?{ f|? ii "t " i? J hi# gtt J "iswM.oti, * Uvl think the republican ticket will hAve one vote in ten. In the centre of the Stnte the seme la true. I should not be surprised, should the whig* nominate e ticket, if ttehould poll more rotes than the republican. My Know Nothing fi lend*, being gloriously Dogged out in every State in the Inle u, in Pennsylvania, Maine. Indiana, (to., might as well take in their sign and go along with us. (laughter.) Mr. Van Buren concluded by proposing three cheers for the democratic platform, and three more for the ticket, which were given most heartily. Three cheers were then given for John Van Buren, and the meeting adjourned. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. ? OHB1 MARKET' Mowoat, Oct. 22?C V. M. There was quite a panie in the stoek mar iet to-day. The Erie bubble has Anally burst, nnil we may soon lock for the stock down among the forties. The bulls pur chased largely, both on time and for cash, and the bears pnrchaeed largely for delivery. More than six thousand shares of trio wero sold this morning, opening at 6 and closing at 62)4, cash. The "happy family" must he just now in a very nuhappy state of miad. They did not take hold of tho fancy below 64 to 66 per cent, and laigc purchases above that mark. At present pri cs they must be heavy losers, hut the end U not yet. There are aboat thirty thousand shares of Erie stock in the market, principally in 'he hands of brokers. In absorbing that quantity, prices advanced from SO to 86 a 57 per cent; in distribut

ing it prices are likely to run down from 58 a 57 to tho neighborhood of 40 per cent. The combioatbn have found It easy enough to buy, but they will find it more difficult to sell. All stocks wero down to-day. There was a general decline, but the better class of secu rities were not forced out in large quantities. Reading sold to the extent of nearly three 'housanil shares at the decline, and closed weak. Hudson River Railroad must gradually bit steadily full off until it reaches about tho point Harlem is selling at now. That is more than it is really worth; but as low priced speculative stocks are wanted more or less, it may hold on for a time among the twenties. The stock of a Tailroad company that does not pay its operating expenses and interest on its debt, cannot command a very high price in the market. Nica ragua Transit sold at 17 per cent to-day. The fict thai the company made it out a few days siace to bo worth 25 per cent, has not had a very favorable effect on the market. Illinois Central bonds sold to some extent this morning at lower prices. The sales sum up more than $180,000, principally for cash. Erie and Hudson River bonds wero offered freely. State stocks were well main tained. The sales were only to a moderate amount. Michigan Southern, Michigan Central, Chicago and Rock Ieland were sold to-day in small lots at prices consi derably lower than those ruling at the clote on Saturday. These are all first class railroad stocks, and are at th,? moment, even in view of serious financial embarrass ments throughout Europe, unwarrantably depressed. They are firmly fixed ten per cent dividend paying In vestments, and should he selling at a premium iasteai of at a discount. The quotations current at the first board to day, com pared with those ruling at the close on Saturday, show a decline in Illinois Central bonds of 1 per rent; Chicago and Rock Island bonds, )4; Delaware and Huds' o, 1; Nicaragua Transit, 1; Canton, )(; Cumberland, %; Erie. 1)4; Harlem, >4; Rending, 1; Hudson River Railroad, Michigan Central, 1; Michigan Southern, )4; Tanami, ; Chicago and Rock island, 1)4; Cleveland and Toledo, 1. There were no sales of Galena and Chicago. At the btard 119 was bid?1X9)4 asked. Now York Central was fiee'.y offered at 92 per cent, at which there wero large sales. There was quite an excitement in the street among stock speculators, and after the board stocks were freely offered at lower prices. C'onfl. donee in the future is rapidly disappea iug. One Of our contemporaries, up in the authority of an old fo under, predicts a fall in sterling exchange to s:x per cent. Of what service will it be to this country, If ster ling exchange should go down to six per cent, if bills were so much discredited that no one would '?uy tbeiny This .s the difficulty. We aireidy see gold going to Fran je on account ol the discredit of bills, and it is le ported that neat ly a million will go out in the Canard steamer from Boston, on Wednesday. With sterling ex chang" at 0 per cent, theie certainly should he no "hip meat of specie, under the usual laws of tra de; but a para mount necessity now exists. All laws of tra o a-'- now set st deliance. lhe government* of Croat BrI aid ana Franco must have gold u; eny coat, anl ao long as ?? have any to sell, an so 1 ng as the pres-nt neces-lty exists, so long will it g > forward. The next Liierpo il steamer?now nearly duo at Halifax ??ill not only bring a ;on"itmauon of our last advices, but accounts even more disastr us, both in a finan. ial and c ininercial point of view. Another a Ivan o in the rare of interest ly tl.o Bank of England may be expe ten v? ry soen, and the gold movement in France may have produced a panic as fearful iu it- effects upon the low r class" 1 as the numerous yolitbal revo'utloc hive been on the higher classes. We are in the midst of m ?t appalling times, and yot how few realize the actual posi tion of thing .! llow few, having hunureds of thousands a' state, know of the dangers surrounding t' em! We e slumbering up-. 11 a vilcen and it* erup'itn is not lar distant. After the adjournment o' the boar1 the following saks ?f bonds and stocks were made by Albert 11, ffleoiay;? g:\CCOMisaouriBtateA'*, 1873.... ..lint, 33,'i 6,t)C0 Northern Indiana RR. 1st mort int. add- 1 31 o.tKOtlev. Pnineevi !e and Ashtabula flit. 7's do... 86 i, S.COOClev. and fob HK. Incomes, int. added...81i8i)j ,ff o dVill nmsport nnd Eimira KR. l?t mort. do. 60 710 Atlas Mutual Insurance Hcrip, 1S54 S8)i -0 cl-.aie Morris and Fuses RR., increase I stock.. 91 H do Chicago and Roek Island Railroad....... 02J( IS ilo Calonu and Chicago I'nion Railroad 130da -to do Fxeeliior Fire Insurant* Co 103 ICC do Mechanics' Fire Insurance Co 09J? ?10 lo Fulton Fir" lusuranee Co 92a02j^ 1:0 So Rutgers Fire Ins iranee C > 04 10 d> Naifon.l Fire Insurance Co., New Jersey. 42 20 do lafarge In-nrance Co 72a'4\ 40 do American Alarm Lock Co 26 Fitr. on Dtn| er'a tegular .-cmi-weekly sale of bonds an 1 stocks will take plu ?? to morrow at half-past 12 o'^ock, at tec Merchants' Fxrbange. At the second board the market for ?ome stocks wc ? a shade better. Nicaragua Transit advanced per cent; F ie, Illinois Central Bonds, Hudson River Rail rood declined % per cent; Reading Railroad, }+. ? bank statcm.nt has a slightly tavorable effect. The Assistant Treasurer reports to-day as follows:? I'ald on Treasury account $127,009 67 Received do. 128,083 90 Balance do. 0,027,036 23 I aid for Assay office 173,221 0ft Paid on dtsbur 'ng checks 00,650 37 The annexed Htatement exhibits the average daily movement In the leading departments of the banks of this city during the week preceding Saturday morning, Oct. 20, 1868:? Nkw York City Ba*ks. Ltans. Spirit. Cimil'n. Ikvotili. New York 13.327,524 8497.911 8250.27243,802,52.) Manhattan 4 674,014 684.266 388,080 3,222,547 Merchants' 3.731,582 1,3C.?,Or,8 203,804 4,820,205 Mechanic.' 3,9<ILt>81 584 867 419,600 3,079,900 Cnton 2,3(9, .002 350.792 207.427 2,118 391 America 4,602 Alt 1,127,603 74.598 4.005,698 Tradesmen's ....1,300,ttt 01,280 269 209 084,018 t i'y 1,078,917 179.150 60.901 1,195,349 North River 1,112,736 71,600 180,835 923.009 l'henix .2,260,911 478,218 101,074 2.304,496 Fulton 1,634,280 101,841 138,578 1 221,800 Chemical 1,387,170 293,189 271.591 1.140.095 Mer. Exchange.,2,501,901 138,960 140,7112 1.776,249 National 1,665,500 215,709 188,200 986,037 Butchers' 1,684,213 110,7(30 70,904 1,108 151 Meclis. & Traders 760,001 67,060 122,804 ,Vj8 118 Greenwich 639.114 712 040 12,71471 603,821 heather 1,891,837 161,890 215,690 1.39 > 920 fc'eventh Ward... 1,139,492 129 379 227.270 0171 101 Mate 3,?70,041 418,126 496 462 2,0071,156 Amuican Ex....0.216,876 721.728 311,429 6.607,402 A-loeiation 1,140,756 t!fl,?90 200.603 808.223 Commerce 8,559,404 1,116.900 2.116 6,848 451 1'oaeiy 1,032,200 80,707 184 018 814.973 Broadway 1,464,130 90.108 202,828 1,224,8.18 1,317.563 98,083 186,134 789.9>sl Mercantile 2,136,782 220,710 91,482 1.517,779 Pacific 900.214 42,480 112.490 027,053 Republic 3.060,401 661 740 100 .04 3,324,700 ( butham'd eo.471 129,'.'8rt 306,304 Peoples' 797.981 6.(078 163,068 660.436 North America.. 1.541,4s,5 163,443 89.076 1,293,780 Hanover 1,816,300 78,518 110,280 724 071 living 671,080 48.0,31 111,080 492,091 Metr ipohtan... .4.147,677 600,240 97.014 4,760,729 Cttixexs' 756,764 47,40?i 159.820 696,838 (iroaerV 640,115 101 529 02,993 674 219 Nasaai 1,041.4('i8 128,994 1 21.301 038 417 last River 452'208 40,990 07,0(0 291 '459 Market., 1 099.911 84 074 121 ISO 855AJS PI. Nicholas 070 0<,6 89.363 91,080 410 nil choeardhoather.1,058.750 51,83?! 107,801 777*692 t 'ru Ixil ange.. 1 ('79.837 102,009 80.440 1.013,074 Continental 2,098,767 261.924 81,932 2.016 220 ( 1 norm nw?aith,. 1,278,244 169.744 100.900 l'137'ooA (? rh lital 570 ( 50 .108 98,8 (7 803,018 Marine 701,577 48,?IJ 94 528 5 72 821 Atlantic 040.0^.7 t.5 0O7 97,836 441 200 Island City 3< 0 J48 37,664 90 196 201 729 i>ry Deck 400,toO 24 0*?1 09,890 186 696 N. Y. Fichange. 231,666 11,512 124.748 14d 5l> pull'0 Biad 240,261 19. (83 102 402 140 (4)0 N. Y. C unty..,, 2 3 07.1 10 .4 5 01,987 110 140 1 1-.6-1,Ted 7,888,104 11,862,661 t msp'.vo Horn Traw.'ticivs. Fxehangf ?':? *k ending < ? , 15 $119,902,432 " " " <?'t, 22 122 970 44 6 Balswees ?? " "?t 15 6.04.821 ' " WW. V.S-vie WO. The laet return* compared with those for the preceding week, show an Increase in I oana and discounts of (41 966 Deposits of 1,230,744 According to this there has been an increase in every department, and the returns are altogether of a favorable character. This Is the result of a cessation of specie ex ports for a time, which enabled the banks to retain the last California remittance. Within the next ten days the shipments of specie will foot np about two millions, which will reduce the banks largely before another arrival from Cnllloiuia. The large iucrtxfte in deposits, with the-null increase in discounts, places the banks In dWnuch strong er pesiUou, whlut wo hope to see confirmed by future re ports. The warrants entered at the Treasury Department, Washington, on the lv'th instant, were as follows;? For the Inferior Department *2.420 14 Per the Customs g '.Hi 154 74 War warrant receivedand entered,... 31.131 00 From misci llaneous sources .13 91 Prom lands 12,580 41 On account ol the navy '20,090 00 The earnings of the Michigan Central Railroad for the econdweek in October were as follows:? /'it ??Miner?. Fr right. TUal. 1858 *63,0t?4 31 $26,62429 $7'',088 00 1854 41,792 72 19,923 11 01,715 80 Increase ?U,274 59 $0,701 18 *17,972 77 An appli s'iun was made to the Supreme Court, before Judge Koosevelt, on Satur<lay, by the United States Tru?t Company, for directions relative to a second dividend to the depositors of the Knickerbocker Savings Bauk, tho question being whether to divide immediately theamnunt on hand, or to await, the realization of some other assets, no: at present available. Judge Roosevelt decided in fa vor of the former course. Ttie amount at present on hand is sufficient for a dividend of flfly per cent, making, with the amount previously paid, eighty-three and oue-thfrd cents on the dollar. It is estimated that the remaining asset" will be sufficient to make a further dividend of five per cent. Stock Exchange. Monday, Oct. 22, 1868. $2C00T"r>n C'e 'OOslO 90 50 shs Krie RR..b3 53%' .100 Virginia U's... 97 100 do b30 53% IIOCO do 967, 200 * do slO 51% 40(100Missouri 0's... 88% 100 do s30 .73% 4CC0 led Rank Rds. 83 50 do silO 53'4 100CO Urie Bdsof'83. 93 150 do "10 63% 16(00 1 He l!d?.'75.B3 87 200 do s?0 53% 2C0r.0nii3MtgeBds.b3 74 300 do sflO 83% 2000 I'nna lids 1st i.-s 103% 600 do bl'i 5" % 1C0C0 do.. ..sSO 6C00 do . 6000 do.. . ,bl5 ?0000 do, 5000 do.. .. bt'O 50(0 do.. ..1)10 1(000 do.. 5 80 oo do.. ... .c 100 do... 200 ' do... 100 do... 50 do... . ..HllO 150 do... 200 do... 300 do... .100 do... 450 do... 1400 do... 600 do... 100 do..., ...b'l 200 do... 100 do... 100 do.,. c 100 do..., 100 do... ..."30 1000 N'Jf'lstllgePds 92 450 do ?3 58% 42000 111 C BR Bds.t>3 78 1400 do 53 % 53% 77% 100 do 1)30 83% 78 200 do s3 5a',' 53% 53% 53% 17% 100 do ?30 53% 125 Harlem BR 21%' 20 Harlem pref 55 40O Beading ltR.. ,b00 93 200 ili i blO 92% 300 do bO 92% 1400 92% 100 do 1)60 00% 200 do stiO 92% 100 do etlO 92% 100 do "00 92% 80 do bnwk 92% 100Hudson RivKKslO 18% 200 do.. "10 35% 250 do b'10 38 203 do slO 85% 100 (1.) -1)00 38% 150 Mich CVnBli 97 100 do c 97 25 do s' O 96% 50 do b60 97% 50 Mich S&S' In R.bHO 98)% 286 do h i 97% 60 do b')0 98 100 Panama HI'... ..s8103% 150 d-> 1)3101% 100 do s3 101 % 25 Clov, C & Cin ... 105 1C0 Erie BR 53% 50 CI &T B. ..pgex dv 76% 1C0 do 58% 200 do .. ..op?70% 200 do b3 63 % 60 do opg 70% 200 do blO 63% 350 do pg 78 550 do s3 53% 1O0 Ch & R I KP. 92% 200 do 53% 100 do c 92 200 do s3 68% SECOND B04KD. I60C0 Erie Bde of '88. 92% 100 shs Erie RR..b60 54 5000 111 Cen BR BOs. 78% 100 do -30 63% 60 she Nle Trans Co. 17100 do ?3 53 %' ?0i) do b(0 17% 100 do 58% 3(0 do b3 17 200 do slO 53% 100 do b3 17 I'fi do 51% 109 do b'l 17% 1(0 do b'l 68% 100 Canton Co.... b30 25 400 Harlem RR...b0O 2J% 100 ClevATolRR..opg 76% 25 do 24% 2C0 d 76% SO Hudson It RK.... 35 100 do s60 70 100 Reading RR...s30 92% 180Cumb Coal 26% 2 0 do 53 92% 110 do bao 20% ?00 do "30 92% 3C0 do 2b % 10O do s3 92% 100 do slO 26% 200 do blO 02% ICO Erie BR s60 5.1% 50 Pinam-i RH. .1)60 101 <50 do 53% 150Galena A Chi RR 119% 350 do 1)3 63% 50 do 119% 2100 CI ii & HI RIUlos 96 ?000 N V Cen 6's.. . 91 100 shsDAH Canal Co 124% 20 do 124 100 Nie Transit Co.s3 17% 60 do WO 17% 100 do 17% 4(0 do 17 : 00 Car (.'eld Mine b.'l 1 100 Canton Co... si 25%' 50 do 28% 50 do 25 40 do 26 1C0 do 25% 50 do *50 24% 100 do 24% 1C0 ( um ( oat Co 20% 10O no 26% 20O do ,b30 26% 100 do slid 26% GOO do 2C % 20O do , WO 2ft 2 3(0 do 20% 1C0 do 26% 2(0 do 510 26% 150 do h30 26% > CITY TRADE REPORT. Monday, Oct. 22?6 r. M. Akues.?Tho market was unchanged and ralei mode rate. Bnr.tnsTrFTS.?Flour?The market was active, and al though the receipts for two days amounted to about 39,010 Mils., the market closed quite firm, and the sales embraced about 20,000 bbls , including parcels for export, it about 12>$e. advance per bbl. on common to good grades. Included in the transactions wero common to extra State at $8 60 ? 88 75; Western mixed and extra binnda at $8 75 a $9 VS. Canadian was dim, with ?a'es of about 4ii0 bids, at (8 75 a $9 87 for common and ??xtra lets. !-'ou<bem was steady, with sales of 80O u 900 bids, at prices ranging from 98 87K a 810 60. Wheat?Tlie receipts were large; while prices for prime lots were -tis tained, inf'iior and common qualities were dull. The sales footed up about 30,00?J a 40.000 bushels. Among the lots sold were about 5,9t)0 bushels Cana dian wliife, at >2 12 a 52 17 a $2 20?the latter figuro far ch> ice quality; 13,000 bushel* Western ou private terms- 1,">00 do. damaged Western sold at M 75. Ken sold at $1 90. P.ed Tennessee at $1 95.? .Southern of fair to good quality was held at about $2 15. Among the sales were 5,000 bushels Southern rod, sold on shipboard In Baltimore, with freight at 12 a 14c., at 51 86; and 8,000 do. white Southern at the same place and on shiphi ard, at the same rate of freights, at 52 a 2 08. Coru?The market was heavy, with sale* Of about 30,CIO to 36.CCO bushels Western mixed at 91 a 92c. Bar ley was steady at 81 39 a 81 36. Rye was dull and sales entitled to 4,000 to 6,000 bushels at >1 23 a $1 26.? Among the sales in this market within a tew days lias Been some 12.COO buihela Calitornian, including a lot sold to-day at about 00, aud considerable parcels of barley atab'ut 91 40, which pi ices it is said have paid im porters. (tat* Iced at about 45 to 48c. for State and Western. CoeFT.K was quiet, and transactions limited. 300 mats of Java sold at 14J4c. Rio was quiet, and prices nomi nally the same. Cotton.?The sales embraced about 1,000 hales, at steady prices. fRKitiHm.?To I.irerpool rates were more alack, and rates for grain and cotton easier. About 20.090 bushels of grain were engaged, in bulk and bags, at OJfe. a lOtgc.; '.no about 500 botes of cotton at 6-16d. and ll-;>2d. For flour, shippers claimed a slight concession. There was nothing new to laindon. To Havre cotton was en gaged at lc., flour at 91, and grain at 26c. A vessel was taken up to load with cotton at Savannah for Liverpool at f?d., and if for (Havre, at 1 '4c To llromen 400 bbla. lard were engaged at ? .d.. and 200bales cotton at l<4c. There waa nothing new to California, which ranged from 46c. a 50c. per foot. Hit it.?The cargo of the Flying Eagle was ?oM at auc tion to-day, consisting of 200 boxes rai>ins at 83 86 a 98 87 W: 3d0 half do. at 81 86; 100 ,, at 92c.; layer do. at (4 30,100 boxes figs, 1,000 lislf and qr. do. at 5Ji?- ? 6?4c.; 2,000 boxes prunes, and 160 half do. at 7 "4c. a 8 *Je. slmonds, hard, at 7X?. a Sc. ; raisins in kegs at 87 62X; lemons, qr. boxes, at 82 26 a 82 76; 20 bags wal nuts at 83. Hat.?t-mall sales nt 76c. a 80-. MoiAtwxs.?Quirt, but steady in pri e*. Navai stoiuc.?Spirits turpentine were steady at 45a, rROVisioNR.?I'ork was dull, anl sales were restricted to V50 n 300 barrels, Including new mess at 822 87 a 923, and 821 for prime; and 40 do. prime mess at $23 02)4. Beef was in reduced supply, and sales confined to 100 a 150 barrel at old prices. New State mesa was held at 816. Beef hams and cut meats were nominal, l.ird was firm and in good demand; sales included 000 a 700 bar rels, on the spot, at ll?,c. a 12c.; 600 do. were sold, de liverable in December, at ll)4c., and 500 do. in January, at 11c. Butter and cheese were unchanged. Bice?150 casks weie sold at 6)4c. a 6>ia., the latter figure for prime quality. Pait was active, and within a day or two 4 a 5 cargoes of Turks Island have been sold at p. t., and c m MersNe lots of Jeffries' and tt'Orsay's at p. t., supposed te f>4 a fraction under $1 60. Miw.?V00 mats isseia sold at 34c.; 1,000 lbs. ol . mega at 96c , and cloves at 12c. Sugar*.?The market was quiet; sales of about 200 hhda. Cuba muscovado were made at 8)40. a 7>4. ADVhETKEMbNTS RENEWED EVERT DAT. TKSA5W KUG44I8TKR. CO! UROADWAY.- TO LKT, AT 581 BROADW VY, UOJ. handsome parlor* and bedrooms, wiih g?*. nr- grates, Cro'oii, Sc., Ac. Hrcakta-t ami tea. II' required. These sr. oommodaMooa are really superior, and are offered at very moderate rates. 861, oppootte the Metropolitan Hotel. tjqn HF14RY STRKKT, BROOKLYN.?LO<' ATIOX DK ' Ikhtftil and convenient to the woiiflt ferries; oan be had, 'he iront furnished parlor and bedroom, with pantries .1: inched, together or separate. This oilers superior aocommo dm Ions to a pet tnaneu; couple desiring to be permauent. Apply ss above. A SMALL ORNT8RL BRICK HOf'dR TO LET AND J\. ftirnlitire lor sale.?The house has gas, water ctosela. eroton water, marble mantels, Ar Kent low. The furniture for sale cheap as the prevent occupant la obliged to go smith en account of OS health llou-e ascnts need not apply. For full r ann ulare inquire a? 416 Hudson street, one door from 1 etry. 4 FIRNISHKP HOVER TO LET.?E VRNITTTRB QOOD. TV Everythtnc for b?m>ekeep:ng; rent until Kav, 8486, with Immediate posses-inn; very nliable for a genteel family and ronv> ntcr.t to die S. gh-h ssemic cars wttha.l'hc modern m proviwimt*. Oar. rhandnfiers ha-?i?, ranee, Ac " W. nsvussttss-, do, Mrundway, TUWAWW KKOITTEB. A small hotel ro let in the immediate Vici nity of Broad way, and business location unsurpassed lor city or transient hosi-dors. The furniture entire, wllh lease, will bo cold at n t orgulu. 'he owner being obliged to leave the city on account 01 I 'Health. B. W. RICHARD8, 307 Broadway. A NIGH THREE STORY AND BASEMENT HO CHE TO let.?Weal ?. Broadway, convenient to the Hth avenue ritrs, with go- chandeliers. oaths, range, Ac. Yearly rent fffO, the fee tapeCry carpets, oil cloths and gaa fixtures. K26, with Immediate ucweartoii. li. W. It I CHAR OS, SOT Broadway. A FURNISHED HOUSC TO LET, Will! ALL MODERN Improvement, ore middle aged widow l;nly would super Intend ttfor a Mia" party, or take a tow boardara. Kent vital per month lo a small faniby. Apply at 113 Beat Thirty-third ?treet, between T.,ird and Lei iig'cui avenu" '. I'arsand stages within half a block. APARTMENTS TO LET.?THE FIP AT FLOOR OK dwelling 'y4 I troa Iway ;o let, auliabln for business, in nne ofthe let adtuatbwit in (be oltv, opposite ibe St. Nicholas; containsallllu ren-nt improvement*, i;aa, Ac. Also, two fur nished room* lor single gentle tuen Apartments to let.-nice, and tidy apiirtmi n ut the font s'orv brick house No. 253 Co lumbia street, between Stt itmli and Woudhull streets. Rent very low to respectable counts. Inquire on 'he premises, or of L. II. 8IMPFON ,v SONS, '9 Beavoratree*. AI.AROK FRONT ROOM, WITH PANTRIES AND ALL the modern Improveraen's, sutiable for a gentleman Aiul his wife: also two smaller rooms for single gentlemen.? Location pleasant and convenient to the Broadway stages and fourth avenue cars, 404 Fourth at. COTTAGES TO I.ET?WITHIN TEN MINUTES' WALK Of Fulton terry, near railroad; piazza fron' and rear, good ynrds, grape arbor , Ac., all In excellent run lUtou;also,a largo 'orner store, good business local Ion, with pleasant apart meuts In same building. Inquire at No. 193 Nassau street. Brooklyn. FUBNISBV.ll HOUSE TO LET.?A NEATLY FURNISH cd two and a half atory house, situated in Amity street, near Broadway, lobe let, unit! IHav I, with everything requi site lor bonsek" eplng. Immediate possession given. For par tlcnlars apply at 43 Murray street, up stairs. HOUSE TO LET-TO A SMALL PRIVATE family, w ithout children.?A flue house and splendidly furnished, in view of .Mm I Lop square, and rent taken In board by the gentleman and lady noctinvttig 'be same; all modern Improvements. Possession immediately. Address box 1,323, Herald office. House to i.f.t or lease?a fine four story bouse, wlih all the modern improvements; also hot aud cold water, with gas throughout every story. Localltv plea sant. Can be seen by calling at No. 93 West Twenty fourih street. Carpels, lin king glasses and lixtures sold If desired. For further particulars apply at GEO. A W. YOUNG'S, 1(13 Seventh avcuue. Murray strfft-nkar Broadway.?to lease. an elegant modern building, with lino architectural front of brown stone, finished ihroiivfioutln a superior manner, and containing every convenience of a first class store. Will be leased for a term of years, aud possession given at any time between the present and the itrjt of May next. For particu lars, apply to A. J. BLEEPKKIt A CO. No. 7 Broad street PART OF A BOUSE TO LET?OONRIRTINO OF FOUR rooma to second story, front basement and twoutiper rooms, in a t w u and a ball'Store house, situated west side ol the city, within two mtnuU ? of stages and railroad. A par; of the furniture would lo li t with the same, or all disposed of at a reasons'to figure. Kent very moderate. Address A. G. II., Herald office. Rooms with steam power, or undktaohkd, building airy and well lighted, and with heating and dry ing apparatus C" mpletc, ui let or lease, ou moderate terms. Enquire at 12 ami 11 Pitt St., near Gr.tud. Also, a building and lot, 60 by 100 feet, for sale. UTORE TO LET- TBF OLD ESTABLISHED CLOTHING O Store 102 Fulton street, and lixtures for sale. Possession given Immediately, it required. luqulruofTilOMAfi SMITH, Jr., 122 Fulton street. TO LET-FOUR GENTEEL THREE STORY DWELLING houses, wllh the modern Improvements, In King street-, two of them in let w hole, and two in parts, to genteel fiomlllca. Inquire at 20 King street. TO LET OK LEASE?A NEAT TWO HTORY AND ATTIO cottage house, whh wing, an aero of grouud, with a number of tine peach Irrcs, situated on high ground, five minutes'walk from the Fordham depot. Pa<?ceslin Immedi ately. Inquire ul L. L. SPUING, 202 Greenwich street, New York. TO LET?THE LARGE DOUBLE HOUSE, WITH 8TA blc, garden, and 00 adjoining lota, if dealred, beautifully situated, at ibe wrticr ol Fourth avenue. Ninety-third and Ntnety-foRTlh streets, having a line view of the islaud and sur rounding country. Some of die lots are well suited for green houses. For turther information apply to Mr. HEABOLfl, grocery store, ou Ninety third street, or JOHN T. PARISH, '5 Broad street. rPO LET, FURNISHED. IN BROOKLYN?A THREE A story brcik house, to a small, respectable family, pleasantly situated In a dellrlitful neighborhood, fifteen minutes' Walk from ihe forties. No. 1 Hanson place. The owner and hta daughter wt,-h to be boarded u.t equivalent lor the rent. In quire on thu premises, or of A. TOMSKY, 333 Fulton street ?orner of Myri to uvrnue. TO LET?FURNISHED APARTMENTS, WITH EXCLU slve ure of kitchen, with all the modern Improvements, in eluding dumb wafer. Everything In perfect order. For par ticulars call at 702 Broadway. frt) TI T?THE UPPER PART OF HOUSE 115 HESTER A street to a small genteel family, consisting of front and back parlors, with kitchen atiari cd, btdrooma, pantries, and a clothes press it r mains uil (he modern Improvements, such ns bath, stationary wash tubs, Ae Apply on the premises. mo LET-TO SMALL AMERICAN FAMILIES. FLOORS A through, const*'rng of five rooms, with hath, Uroion water, Ac., In the new I ou e? in Wen Nineteenth street, between fie ri nth aid Vivhth avenues. Heute frotn ?9 .'41 to$13 50 per month. Inquire on the premises, 140 West Nineteenth street, from 3 to 5 o'clock, J". M. TO LET?A NEAT THREE FTORY BRICK HOUSE, DE slrably located In West Thirtieth street; rent H00; alto half of agentirl modern house, wiu, gas, bahi, Ac., In We ft Twenty-seventh street; reut 1825. Apply at 157 South street, up stairs, from lu lo 4. TO LET?A NEW C04 II HOUSE AND STABLE; ALSO, iwo reparole aim'tnioii!-, calculated for a private echoo! for boy* and utile, *) unci between Fourth a enue and Irving place, I ast f lib e nth street. Apply at No. 75 East Fourteenth Greet. TO LET? 1'AllI.t It AND HKDBOOM. OR ROOM ONLY, wiib or without 1 oard, for etngle gentlemen, where there are a lew select boardn a. Jnqntrr ai 390 Fourth tired, near Lafayette plate, froai 10 to lo'ctock. TO LFT?ON MYRTLE AVIATE CORNER OF YATES avenue, Brooklyn, twenty lire mtnutee' ride from Fulton ferry, lour new cottager, with folding doors, lea room and piazza: aim, one Ootblc cottage, commanding one of the beat view. In Brock hrt. Apply to AUGUSTUS 0. FRANsIOLI. at ilie office ' t 'l hvrnasou A itryan, No. 8 Wall atroet. New York, or on the premise* TU 10 LET-FRONT PARLOR AND BACK BASEMENT, IN the brick bouae 137 KMxa'ieth street, near Broome; rent $10 a mouth. Apply at i2>) eccond street, rpo I.KT?A COUNTRY HOUSE, DELIGHTFULLY LO 1 ruled ou the Haul river, ftt,' nhles Irom ilie City Hall; coaeb house and anble on the place; would be let witn sufficient fur niture fora (mall family ut a low rent until April or May next. Acre?* to the city every five minutes by the Second. Third and Kounh avenue ears. Apply at No. 83 Oold street, corner at Spruce. Tm 0 LET?Tim ENTIRE SECOND STORY OF A THREE story brick house, 138 Seventh avenue, conveniently ar ranged; with a large yard, cellar, Ac. Iuqnlre of N. F. KlNO, 2114 West Eighteenth s'reet, until 10 A. M., aud Irom 3 to 4>,', and H to 10 1", >1. Kent moderate. Tm o let?the largest part of a three story bourn, near St. John's park, to Ihe 1st of May, consisting of front parlor on the find floor, two haaemeuta, four rooms on ? bird floor, and an auie: no modern Improvements except water through tin bouse; reutglSO a year. In advance. AddreseA. B., ilerafd oflice, for one week. fi. B.? I'lam but good chamber lurnlture tor sale. TO LET?TO A GENTLEMAN AND WIFE, THE HE rond Poor, cnnslatlng ol front and hack parlora, and one or two bedrooms, with Croton. One that does not keep a aer vant preferred. Inquire at 71 Third street, near Second ave nue. Kept 9300 per annum. TO LFT?FOR A TERM OF YEARS, FINK LARGE office* In ilie live story brick building No. 81 West street, with or wttbotit lot Im: also a targe cellar. Storage wanted. Apply on th- promises, third floor, hack office, or in Mr. GER HARD'S office, 133 Nassau street, fourth floor. TO LET-A PART OF THE HOUSE NO. 13 SIXTH ST., containing eight rooms. to let the whole or In parts. In quire aa above. TO I.ET?l'ART OF A STABLE, OB THREE OR FOUR horses t*k>-n on livery In private stable 1W Monroe street. Also, tor sale . a '2. 4 and 6 >-eat rockaway carriage. For par ticulars apply a: E. H. BROWN k GO'S, 34 Liberty street. TO LET?AND THE STOCK AND FIXTURE* FOR KALI. ? One of the beat Itnuor stores down town, doing a good buatneisfor the last eighteen years, and on easy terms. In quire on the premise*, of PHILIP LYONS, 47d Pearl (treat, n<ar Chatham. rLKT.-A THREE STORY BRICK HOUSE. IN BK venteentb stree', between Fourth avenue and Irving place. Apply to A. J. HLKKCKER k CO , No. 7 Broad at. rno LET, IMMEDIATELY-ONE FLOOR ON TnK COR 1 nerof Broadway and White street, far business purpose*, or for a small family, or offices Enquire at No. 383 Broadway, In the store. TO A SMALL GENTEEL FAMILY.?TO LET, IN WTL llstnsburg. twenty minutes' walk from the ferry, a pretty new htb-k < ottage. seven room* martde mantle, trnn balcony, French windows, comfortable and respectable In every war; ?-< hi ol*. churches, market. Ac. Inquire at 453 Grand street, Williamsburg. TO LET FOR A TERM OF YRARS-THR FIVE HTOBT brick building knowu a* *1 West street, entire or the store, cellar and each lott separate; It* situation I* very adrantagous. Apply In Mr. F. GERHARD'S office. 133 Nassau aires', fourth floor. TO LET OR FOR HALK-A SMALL DWELLING bouse ho Sixth street, biu-d with gas and eroton, In ei ellent order; also HP West j'wrn'v seventh street, ttued with Croton. Arply to WASHINGTON MURRAY, Attorney at Law, 76 Nassau -traet. TO LEASE-TIIF DELMONICO HOTEL, CORNER OF Broadway and Morris streets, trom l?t May next Apply at 117 Pearl stieet SMITH k NOBLE. TO LEASE?THF, STORE NO. 48 < ANAL STREET. 4B teet east of Broadway; also, two rooms. 25x50 feet, en trance Irom Pn-mlway, and over a corner store. Apply at 144 chambers street. TWO FINE PARLORS, FOUR BEDROOMS. AND TWO basetncnla mil be rented cheap, separate or together, convenient to nil parts of the city by cars and stagea Apply at 51G Sixth avenue. Valuable lot. wiTn two story fuglping T thereon, to h-a-e for a tciro of vear*. on I Ightn avenue, west side. bev ? i r. j birtletb and TtdrO lira' streets. Inquire of S. 8.1 IIII.I's, 445 third avenue. rpo I.F.T-A NICE THREE STONY BRJ? m? I Loose and Parlor rurnltnre ftir sate Immediately. Apply on the promise*. No- 437 2<l avenue, near ijtli street. Tn in 1 Hi UPPER PART OF A PLAIN THRKK O LF.r-IHI. I iir?? n)om, on 2nd floor, bark s nry hotme U. Br } |?rni?hed ready fur ocenpaoey; ."r'^u'Vcr^msbtkeTr a only at I2t? -'ate street, tureen *"in*on and Court -treeou HrooVlyn In,,, J'vvFfRNrHKEin-A LARGE FIVE PARLOR T i'ir fflBrt floor, with atde t.r.d , sntr- la '.re p?a? In . , r-a'd" fsmll- *n bin II., i?-ou s-r-e'.