Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 8, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 8, 1864 Page 1
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' '? ' I , ~ ? 4 ' THE NEW YORK HERALD WHOLE NO. 10,065. NEW YORK, FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1864.-WITH SUPPLEMElfT. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE STRIKE QUESTION. Meeting of the Trades Unions Protesting Against Legislative Usurpation. fifteen Thousand Citizens In Tompkins Square. Tie Proposed Bill to Prevent Workiog bob'i Associations Denounced. SENATOR FOLGER BURNED IN EFFIGY. Petition to be Seat to Albany. of leurt. Hording, Keody, Roberts, Clowe, Mitchell tod Others, leaf tbe largest opeo air assemblages that baa taken ?la tkia city for many months mat 7 eater day after 1 la Tompkins square, for tbe purpoae of protesting i tba passage of tbe bill now before tbe Legislature af Naw York in relation to strikes. It waa called under a* auspices ef tba various orgaalxationa of mechanics ?nd worklngmen la New York and Brooklyn. Borne Idea ef the magnitude of tbe gathering oan be formed from a paruaal of tba subjoined list of tba respective societies MM took part la tba proceedings:?. Drunk and Bag Makers, Journeymen Curriers, Carpen ?era' Union No 1, Taper Hungers, Practical Painters of Dry Dock, United Cooiiera No. 4, Lulled Coopers No. A, Merman Vcrnisbers and Polishers, Tin l'late. Copper and ?beat Iron Workers or New York No. 1; Ttn Plate, Op aar and fhset Iron Ifmkers of Williumsburg No. 2; Tin rtate, Cop|?er an<l s-hcet Iron Worker 01 Brooklyn No. 3; Qranlte m?o<! Ourers. La?orei>1 Union and iieuevoleut ?"Ci'ty, Kourtb division; Mrlcklsyortr' Bouev..ient and E. trCl.voi iiioa, Irou :jt>ultini? no. n, uf Sjiuj ten 1 uyvil; borers t'uion \'o. 2, ot Spuyten Duyvil. Blacksmiths' Union 01 Hr v kivn. Now York society of Operative Ma aone, fttldcr*' ''rotoctt\e I tiloo, Pianoforte Makers, Wheelwrights lad Hiarksmithg No 3, Twine Spinuera, Morocco I ret-aer-. .-'egar Ma-ccr*. Carpenters' Colon No. 9, Write-1 Cabinet I,ak?? a t'oaeli Painters, ^hlp Joioersep arative Plasterers, H'tirriera. (JordwniixiM. So^ar ! aekTi, Tailors, Virninbers and Polishers, YVlieohvrightd and Blacksmiths Union No. 2, <'nr| enters' Union No. 4. Up Mols:aiorr, *afh and Hlind M iker-, I'nited Coopers No. 3, Blank Ho k r.iuUera, To.un boemakera, Clothing Cutlers. Machinists' Association No. 1, Journeymen Plumbers, United Coopers No. I (Williamsburg),Car Drivers, Unit ed Journeymen gparinakers' Society, and Machinists' Pro taetlve Union. Tbe above associations met at their rooms at noon, and proceeded in procession to the park, where tha meeting waa to be held. In some cases the societies wore wblte satin badges and were preceded by bands or music. Tbreo Stands ware erected for tbe s:>eak4rg?two Knglish and m? Oermaa?tbe latter being aiclusiveiy occupied by German spekers. 80 large was tbe multitude that most ef the mechanics of this and the adjoining city must have left on work at noon; and whuu tbe proceedings commenced there could not have bee:i lesn than fifteen thousand persons, and there were large acceasions during aa aiternoon. While the meeting was In progress, Senator Kolger, the sMor ef (be bill to prevent trade strikes, waa burned hi atlffy amid graat cheering. Petitions were prepared for tba men to sign to be sent to Albany, protesting against Mm passage of Messrs Kolger and Hastings' bill, and were iMMd at each gate or the park. Of course they received MMaemde or signatures Tba *t<nds were draped with tbe American flag and ?Ml tbe banners of tbe respective societies, and bands of annate discoursed popular airs previous to the organiza MM of tba meeting. StMnrt !*?. On*. lfeo meeting was caliod to order at three o'clock, by P. Kaaov, wbo nominated for Pre*Ideat William Harding, ettbe New York Coach Painters' Association, which was BMBbnotiniy ratlUed. SPKECU or THE PRBfMDtVT. Mb Rarpijmi, oo assuming the ehair, said:?They were MMmbled here on one of the most momentous quest I ins Ihst ever took plaoe in modern history. They were a My of man, living beneath a republic, from whleb the ?ooroe of every Institution in this oountry springs. Now ?bey beheld, In the year of grace 1864, a bill brought Into Bar legislative balls which promises to be more coercive is Its nature tbao any bill ever Introduced in the English Boose of Commons to coerce the people of Ireland at any Mm (Applause ; He asked them, would they allow Ikia bill to pass? (i/oud cries of "No, no ") He w?uld Mfclbe gentlemen of the legislature was this a proper time le bring forward a measure of that description, when the ?eontry was torn almost asnnder, and when the working ?MB had been striving for the last three years to ?tbrato tho musses to understand the political sys 1MB of the country? Was this a proper time to rree the working men of tbia citvr ("No, no.") denied the assertion that tbev desired to combine to Injure the caplialiet. Capital and labor bad never been aaUg?nUtlc, for the workingmen supimrted capital and M|iital should support them. (Applause.) And whcoevoi ?apital sought to take an undue advantage of the laborer M was bis auty to prevent It. The workingmsn wished be see tbe country prosper and to be a land of universal liberty; for they all know that America Is to be the future fceene of those he leave* behind bins. If tbe mechanics of Maw York permitted tbe bill now before tbe l^glslatnn IB past they would have a despotism, and he asserted DM It was an Insult to tbe laboring men of New York tc oeapel them to Iom h?M a day In protesting against sucb B insi nre Our leading meu had ho just cause of com plaint against the work tug meu, 'or they never desired say thing bat what was right. The speakers that would aMrees them were not polished orators, but men wbe I express tbelr sentiments They belonged to all Of politics, snd, discarding that question, tbev aid apeak to tbe simple question that called them Mfetber. fc. Fmi r. Fisnss, of the House Painters' Association, read tbe MtowlBg resolutions, wnicb were unanimously adopted ? uroLtmoKi. We [totest against tbe enactment of tbe law, be BBase while Its originator* hare burled its sling In tbe sweel aees of the material In which thev have dipped It, yet we aevrtheiess detect In the redolence of Its surroundings the fwnes of a lethai ?ic and dsngerous peisoa. We protest lor the'rraanti that ths Institution ef a an eiltct Is ealci lated and meant to produce endless (ion. We ob<ecl toll because its contrivance is so sr raaged ss to hare's and involve the laboring man IB aipen aee wbKh he oan poirlr sfford Thirti?We objeet to the pa? . gs of tbe law beeause ws r that ant portion of he pe >p o have delegated to their representatives ihe ruht to meddle with the affairs ef ln<lt vtduais fur tbe purposes of tra Is. Pn?rth?We qtievlon the right of Interposition fer or S. tbe t-aluMl in of ths product ef lubwr in oar posses auJ we r -emend that our aovrrnnwtii best nob emus tl |u -ss* ir which It was created wh.-n It ?b. etatns f> -> In "aril ? for or against 'he interests of those whom, b) < 'li. ns It reoognlies as qotials. r,nh?\ ?t st scales) the adoption of said law, he eaiise tbsi issd ..'tl"d IS l>s < opled Ir.im s eode of Boplisb enactments, Ws '.hj 'ct le it, as tbe aim o: said enaoinivai arorl es fur tbe regulation of servants In the smnlo ol their masters We further rirmnnd that It shsll not neeums ewe ot our laws tor ths simple but paramount reaaon tlnl H le not Sillied to ths rnng.-of our repub.iosn atmosphere, we i ontend ihst, ss in its runstritrtlon It was intended ts senre-eni the nrrentions of s government wlileh Is mun 'ed ths privilege or olass**. so 1st It remain nltli a eeoile l thiee functions m government? namely, the House Bf I'omm ins Horj?e ot Lords. au>i Itoysl'.y?a.'t as three Mnsrato manifestations ef one power?that of the art" eairney. .SMe?We protest against 'ts na*?agn Ivos ? ?e it is ad ??tied -e been exae' <*>py or eounterparlof a Br ti-b law BO flSSWHflSn elti'ens we oh e.n to be i..u> dragged to the de ?JOoeo le t'l of a n-npleof whom a celebrate."author sajs, Joes than twemy thou-asd landholders hold fourteen mil Sen* or ine ingisn pe pin in s?i j anion, *ud ti.."?; bi tnoir oaboorvle.cy bold another on - hOudred and i.fty mill! is ftifrf!!*0 *ir? 111 141,1 mnii Hbjtot ?e solved. Phal 1'ils ?????? im: indl^nanf'v pretest, in ihe BMne of lbs lorkin^iMien goiiKrallt, auaiust this pismoil M'ed ' utrsge on tb*lr rights and i>errn,pv. i.y call o i all the honoiebls membi rs of both houses to snum II from tbem ss sn Insult. Resolved, TbBt should tins Mi; he s'lowed to pr oo?d fur tber. ihe w. rkluit classes thrmighoirt the Histe urs earnests roqnesged, m ntfdtt on to .'.berm-sn*, to reglspn- tlis na'm-i ef all?leathers lo'iml voting fur tho ssoie. tor 'utnry )c<i?s R'Sds.'d. T)rs< the fm'g.,liiii reso n ions be prlfllM, ?><i saplessent to all the heno shir members o* hti'ii bn i-e* jf (be t/e?l*latiire. Nr.T, P. Kr "t?t, eg Pr>'Si,lrnt of tbe Mouse r?lnlets' Aesoc.itf n. ?ss then mtr> hjc d ?nd pilgwiN to sd Iress tbe iimetlnp. lie said tho subject whl- li brought tbem t<ig"lb?r w?s fraught wlih 'he greate-1 intcre t to Bsery woritingnisn. The rlgtit lo a'-snmbM an ldl-ciiss ?alters |iertiiolng to Ihotr mlrreeti w?s *ne -s 1L B'slWit Weesrrtgs giiitrsnte?.| to tBsriMis, The bill ore the legislstnro, Intr d<l'*ed hv Messrs. I'olger aod flBstrugs, sought to ourtsil those right* (l oud oris* of "llaug tbem.") The Worklrjmen had been neensed of md'HgiPg m etrlkee; hut his etperlencn o nvlocod him tbst tbsy hsd good sense etKKigt- tocon-lnct itie.r bus! ae*e bi a MMeefeM menn*r. tbe pretenee upen wblrh tbe bl>l wee introduced was sbeurd. Its friends said that R w uld ' O Iiujtist lo I oerce a man to belong to anr trade ergan lint ton He admitted tbst, hnt maintained thai smi'ban let ioieed socleiiee of ihelr ewn free will sml t> yrumetv UmU bw? interents anil K> ?rovld? for tti?ir familtoa. Th? capitalists of tn? oouniry ud a few journals were ot>t**-ed to trade organisations bee i use they demand ?il more -vages,MewNHMd by the lucreised oosi of living. Ibe irtule orgauiaattous bad m-de a demand of from iwaniy-Ove i? fifty moU a day epoo tbeir former rales, and he w?s ta favor of asiill greater, increase, aad ir ibe iMMMariM of lue continued to rise (hay would bave to demand a still further Increase in a lew months (Voloee? "We nun have mora.") lbey could not get more exoept through tlw agency ot trade organixailous, Judiciously managed. Bo know that groat Influence waa being brought to boar In Albany In favor of the bill, and pro bably while they were met to proteat against Its injustice members of tho Legislature who were elected by their votee were advocating Its passage (Voiceo?"We will aoiid ihem ta boll aoxt olectlou.") The only hope that worklngmaa bad to obtain tbolr rlgbis woro to sand bonestand o?(table men to the Legislature, wbo would bo pledged to tba protection of tbe rights of worklugmeo. How fow of the present members could resist tbe temptations of gold tnd greenbacks? (Laughter.) I Ho cautioned thorn against any attempt to pervert tba trade associations, which should only bo used lor tba legitimate purpose for which they were established?tbe protection of tbe workingsaen. He called upon tho Im mense numbers bo:or* htm to sign tho petition which waa to be sent to Albany, and thus make tboas seutlemen shiver in tbeir boots, li tbo taw was passed, those wbo voted lor it would never bave tba privilege of voting lor anoihor bill. The main obstacle to tbo success of tba workwomen was a want ol ooii nuance In themselves, ir tbay 'alt it right to join a trade aasocialloa, lot tbom do it; but let them see to It that no ab iseo crept Into tboir societies. The proteat tbay woro about to send to Albany would tend a thrill of horror through tba members of tbe Legislature, and would couvinoe them tbat the working men of Now York would not sutler themselves to bo made slave*, and would net quietly submit to sncb an outrage up< n tbalr rights. Mr. T. J. Rot-rare, of tbo Coopers' Protective Union, was tha next speaker. He assorted tbat our legislators must not enslave tho worklngmon with tba shsoklea of tyranny. FOlger waa a foreigner, from Rlrmingbam, wbo came to America to introduce some of their monarchical Institutions to Injure tbe mechanic and make him tbe slave of tbo potty capitalist. Tbo laborers of New York had risen in their mlgbt, and they woro determined that any man wbo favored tbe bill should not bo supported for any political office Tboy would tell their legislators that tbey (the mechanicsj wore tbe bone and sinew of tbe couotry, and tbat the men wbo sought to cower tbom down to bo slaves at tboir feet would bo burled irom power. Tbe mechanic was told In some of tbe newspapers that trade organizations cut both ways; that tbo gold speculators and the provision dealers com bined against tbom. That was so, aad In doing so set tbom tho example, and sbowod tbat tbe drones of tbe land must work lor their living as well as others. (Cheers ) Tbo working classes were required to pay taxes and to pay tbe grout national debt, aud why should they not have the same privilege as tbe capitalist? He inquired bow many capitalists wore soldiers confined in Soot barn prisons? Tbe mechanic bad allowed these moo t > |ias? measures over them, but now they bad come to thn determination that henceforward any tyrannical measures In the United States would bo put down by me hnd of tho working artisans, (loud cheers.) Tho Si eaker alluded t-> the un,ustuoss ol' the Conscription bill, and said that tbey were determined that hereafter no man would bo sent to the Legislature who was not pledged to protect the interests or ihe working men. (Cheers) Who built up this great oily? Not ibe money gmnulcr in Wall street, but tbe bricklayer and tbe bod carrier, who we~o tbo producers of wealth. The speaker dwell upon the (act ib a tbe Influence of the woikingmen in England was sucb that the property qualification was done away with He urged bis hearers to assure tbe Legislature tbat they must not oppress the woricingman, and that, although mercnants may bave sent tbeir bags of money to buy Assemb:y men, it would injure them to put then names to tbe bill Mr. Kohickt ? now?, of tbe Tailors' Protective Association, made un excel I. ut speech. He said tbat ibe surging up of this great ttamo of humanity won but the ilrst rippling of tho etroam of md gca i?u wulcb would notce-ose until its tiitgnly waves hint reached where Kolirer sat (Cheers.) Ue (ilic speaker) was una of the deloyalloo that went to Albany last week, tod staled tbat be board Senator Fol ger was to be the nev. Coveruor of New York. (Loud crie? of "Never, never ") He ealled upon tbo capitalists of this city to transfer, m common with their greenbacks, tbe answer of tbe meet I' g that tbat was a lie. He al*o learned, trom me lips of .Senator Hasinas, tbat tbo bill proved by Senator Kolger, aud amended by blm, was a fucsimlle or tbe British Combination act, takeu verbatim fiom British laws Were tbey prepared to adopt the English codooi laws against labor? ("Never, never.") Mr. Crowe then proceeded to give a succinct account of the various laws passed in Kngland affecting tho Interests ol working men, and compared tbeir odious features to tbe bill sought to bo passed by t*euator FOlger. In tbe name of tbo worklngmen ol tbe country bo would trample tbe law now attempted to be pasaed In Albauy under his feet, which be proceeded to do. Tbe working classes were a law abiding people, aod tbey were proud of tbe institu tions uuder which tbey lived, and desired to preserve them. He favored respecting law and authority, but be said, with a leeltue of sorrow, if the I>egisiatiiro at Alba ny passed tbat law he would call upon the people to reoist It and trample It uuder tboir feet They would never case resisting it until It was wiped from the statute book. He spoke of tbe power of tbe press in connection with their movement, and urged tbe lormalton of a great Trades Union to lurlber tbeir Interests. Such a combina tion would be invincible, lbey would stand shoulder to shoulder under tbe benign iniluenceof union,and thwart toe eflbrls ol' men wbo songbt to oppress them. Mr. Cbarls* A. Dawson, of tho Coach Paioters' Associa tion, made a few remarks. Mr. Mrrcucu., of the Oar Driven' Association, made a brief but forcible address. Ho mentioned an instance of the disregard manifested by wealthy employers In refer ence to the right* of the men who work lor tbem. and mild that wlieti he called ujx-n the son in-law of (.eorge Liw to Inquire why a certain man was discharged he wni treaied In a contemptuous manner That Individual said to him (the speaker) that the worklngmen bad (tone so far tbat tbey wouul find their career stopped In a few days He mentioned that the car drivers were not now sullWlenlly remunerated lor tbe number of hours tliey worked, and sp< ke of what they had accomplished since 1 their organization waa lormed. lie advocated the com btnntlon of tbe worklngmen for tbe protection of tbeir rigbts. Capita) depended upon labor, and gold waa of no value without tbe bone and sinew of tbe workingtnan. As long as tbe public press sustained them in this honor able and earnest edort they would succeed In overthrow. Ing tbe tyrant The Oar I (rivers' Ass elation was every strong party now, end tbey would continue to add to tbeir ?ambers. Mr. Van Wart, of the Coopers' Union, was tbe next rpeaker. Tbe members of tbe Legislature, if they saw tbe compact crowd before him, would put the bill rela tive to strikes under tbe table, and nothing would be Heard of It aatll the resurrection morning. Why was It that tbey sought to crush the worklngmen.' It was from thn working classes tbey got men to Ogbt tbe battles of the country and to sustain tbe American flag Shall the*e men suffer for the bread necessary to sustain tbem? Ten thousand times no. He advised them not to eat bat ter. in.order to frustrate the designs of tbe speculators, wlnm be denounced Mechanics knsw bow to attend to tbeir own business without tbe assistance of eminent 'nwyers, and knowing tbeir rigbts would maintain tbem Worklngmen and mechanic* would submit to nothing that was wrong. They were rlgbt in their eflbrts to op pose the bill now before tbs Legislature. In conclusion, lie counselled bis associates to remain firm, and to come up in one solid pbalaax and demand of tbe i>egt*1alure to withdraw tbe bill now attempted to be passed In viola tton of their rights. All tbey wanted was the same I rights and privileges granted to other classes of their fellow citizens. ' Mr. Gsosos J. Canrsnu., of the Boiler Msksrs' Asso ciation. and other gentlemen, representatives of their re spective Unions, niso made brief speeches. Hand IV*. Tw* was surrounded by an Immeose crowd of respectable men, all of whom were in one way or another connected with some of the leading trades' societies. Their enthu siasm waa unbounded as tbs different processions came along, beaded by bands of music and marching to rein form tbe alraady overwhelming crowds that were assem bled In tbe park. Every now and then some vivaeioaa Individual proposed three cheers for the worklngmen, always acoompanisd by a wiali that l'olgsr snd Hastings 'might speedily be sent to some warmer place than that which tbey now Inhabit. Tbe crowds were highly smused at these frequent sallies of wit at tbe expense of the of fending Senators, and If curses and imprecations are good for anything the introducer of the bill against which tbe tradesmen are protecting, ae well as tbeamender thereof, will be severely handled in tbe next world, if not In this. In this organization of tbe mechanise' society the dele Ration - from the virions trades were so large that three st mrts were scarcely sufficient to accommodate them. At Stand No. 3. of which we now particularly speak, all tbe i*rtles that sddrsssed tbe meeting were worklngmen, many of them making their maiden speeches on tbst day. Tbe meeting was called to order in the ueusl fssaien, Mr. ihomns Cooper acting ns c.hwirmsn. In tbe course of bis speech he said that the worklngmen were determined to have their rights They were met to mstet upon tbe privileges which were Insured to them as free citizens of America, end to protest against tbe attempt now being madn In the Ugl lnture to pass a bill to Interfere with the free will of the people. (Applause) the committee would present resolutions strongly protesting against tbe (?a'?n|e of a bill which, If it should beeome a law, would bo a source of continual Injustice and oppressing to work Irtg men?a measure more Injurious to the people tb-m anything e> ?* yet heurd of initiating a system of ilesjj.,?. ism *orse than aoythlng of the kind ev? heard of m l'.ussla. (Applause.) MS warned the electors among tbe working clauses of flew York to l?e cireful and vigilant tor their own Intereste. I'he only power in tbe hands of ilie people to cbeoa such Injustice as this WSS to I s found It the ballot box. The men who betrsy the psopie can only do so beosuse Ihey are allowed by the people , to hold seals In the l?gi*hture. After getting into , position through the working classes, tbey turn round and become their persecutors. It wss for tbs woiklug people throughout tbe o untry to consider this, and to unite to take steps fer securing their liberty sad : thoir rights Wy showing that they are abm to put a I xtop to measures like this, !r;!r.!?iots would benui to. i know that there waa s-ms union among tbe people, iod , tbey would be more careful how they 'nteriered with j ihen interests, (cheers.) Mr. -''??? 0, Weonat rr was tbe nest speaker He said thitt this was an evasion on which every worktngman should raise bis voloe for the good of tbe csnse. Although I not much of a speaker himssil, it would be wrong ] ii he consented to Vsve the stand without **> ?* h,< ?ay on the rascality of the measure now before tbe legislator*, and agmnat which tbey had all met te I protest in the ftrmaM and most ssisrnrlned manner, j ll? asked whslher the bill now before the legislature wa? oalled 'or by tbe people of the flieie? i*n tbe e n trary, it was ant railed lor at all. lie wsnl Into sn illtis. I trait.? of tb? operation of gueJv a law tor cuing I be fast thai a tlmllar bill ?h pM*?d to Keatocky aom? twn'y tkeo from iho Intra *1 Ytrgiula, wblcb, 0 o<>uree, tod been of igloally taken from English tow. (C Ha el ? oai <'b") That law, bo*?vur, ?u never ?? cmed, and. u b? euppoeed, la aim buried In the statute ko>.k or Keatncky. Ha bayed ibta would ba tbe oaae with Mr. Hastings' bill; bat, whether ar aoi, Iba people of New York have ibe power aad they will prevent Ita paae log Into tow. Ha urged up a tbe tradesmen ta be trm la aa?b other, and taelr suoeeaa would be complete. Mr. Muhn fol awed la a apeecb of a etmikr ilnto, Ml which ba took etrong grounds for tbe rlgbta uf labor, arglog workiogmen to treasure up tbelr ta jar lea, aad wbeuever there wee wbo are bow try lag to Injure tbelr cauae ahali eoaie ap to aak lor tbelr votea dally M> refuae to recogolae them. He concluded by propp i ng tbree grvana for Baatlnga and Kolger, a bleb ware loadly given. Mr. Johnson, repreaantatlTa of the boose painters; Mr. Fbrrell, delegate front tbe operative eoapera; Mr. Parker, of tbe Cloth log Association; Mr. Brlgga, froai tbe aegar makers, and Meeera. KrinoM A. Hartaaann, BenJ. D. Young and M. Scullion of tbe soger tr?<V?; Mr. If. J. Campbell, Mr. T. J. Roberta, Mr. Ryauand Mr. Ptott also made abort addreesea. all to tho same etfcot and with tbe same views. II would ba Impossible to give any adeqaata Idea of tbe naiuerous speeches delivered ?n this aland. In tour or Ore hours some thirty ai>ee?bes were made, all of Utem of precisely tbe same tenor, danoo claiory of the bill to Interfere with strikes, and warning tbe electors to louk out for tbe members of the State legislature wbo are trying to Impose each measures opon tbe people. The Oar man stand waa wall aad fully at landed. Tbe speakers aa well aa tbe auditors were all Oar man. Tbe organisation waa pre cisely Ibe same aa that of the other stands, tbe reeolt* 1 tons being translated into German. Tbe speakera repre sented all manner of Iradea In which German artisans are Inter rated Tbe proceedings lasted until nearly six o'clock, when the meeting broke op with laud cbeera far tbe wnrklagman. ? When our reporter left the embers of the effigies of tbe two defaulting Henatora were atUl burning, and a atrong aoinmn of ameke ascended to tbe cloada. We have no disturbance or caaualty to report. Tbe meeting waa quietly organized and carried through, and, Judging from the flrmnesa evinced by tbe worklngmen, It la more than likely that they will obtain their wtabee. THE DEPABTMEHT OF THE SOUTB. Arrival of the Arago from Port Royal. The Change of Commanders in Florida. Our Batteries Shelling tbe Rebel Rams at Charlestons Occasional Bombardment of the City, a*. a* The ateamsblp Arngo, Captain Gadsden, from Port Royal 3d, and Charleston Bur at 6 P. M. same day, ar rived at tble port at a late bour last nlgbt. Purser Grantjein will accept our acknowledgments for tbe prompt delivery of our despatches. Tbe Arago brings the usual mails and ninely-one first and seven hundred hod fifty-eight second else* passen gers, amongst whom are tbe Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers (veterana), tbree hundred and thirty aevan atrooa, ander command of .Colonel Henry R. Gleaa, and detachments of various otber regiments. Amongat tbe cabin pasaeagera are three British officers, viz:?Lieutenant Colonel Gal way,Roy a) Engineers; Captain Alderson, Royal Artillery, and Captain Goodenongh, Royal Navy. During tbo passage the Arago encountered very heavy north and nortbeaat gales, with tremendoua seaa run ning. Annexed la a list of the passengers by tbe Arago:? Col. Glesa, MlsaCiesa, Mrs Warner, Lieut. Col. Ball, Col. Galway, R. E.; Copt Aldereon. R. A., (apt. Good* enough, R.N,; Mr. Baldwin, Miss Baldwin. Mrs. Bene dict, Mrs. Crowall and child, Mlaa Bingham, Mine Htearna, Mr Carter, Mlas Carter, Mrs. Train Dr. M M Maralt; Captains Walton, Moray, Haskell, Boding ton and oierk, I. L Ijtwrence, Davis, A. A G; Minnenbal, 8av?ge, Peck ; Lieutenants D. J. Hmltb, French, Tyaou, Dyer, Raynor, Clyde, Dowda, Eacbers. Yarnall, Walowrigbt, Mr. Livingston, J M. Head, Mr. Ferrard. G. J. Collins, Messrs. Gardner, Sky lea, Carruthera: Surgeon Buckley, Assistant surgeons rorter ana Morrison. nr. Delano, U.S. N.; L. L. Nicholson, 11,8.0,4; Chaplains GubOy and Linn, Rev. Mr. Knowiton, Msesrs Morris, I). A. Brown, Moore, John Koos, Lee, Wilkes, Akers, K E. Fowsrs, Steteou, Beard and ton. Thomas 1-ong, Drew, Wa tors, Adler, Pollock, Richmond, Clarke, Franz, Hawley, Knower, Anderson, J 6. Eels. C. A. Hsys.W. II. Bands, G. W. Simpson. M. I,. Hswt, reals, Osgood, Casper, Llnkhoff, Crawford, Hoyl, Greene, Thieil. Fairbanks, Capt. Clifford, Hennessey, Mr. Cooghegan? and 768 otbeis. Mr. Oscar G. Sawyer's Despatch, Hiltos Hmd, 8. C? April 3,1804. In my last despatch I briefly noticed the change of com manders of toe district of Florida, Brigadier General Hatch having been placed in temporary command, reliev ing Ken, Seymour. The following are the orders making tbe change:? Special Ordert-Xe. 122. Haingi'iRTKN", Iiktartmkmt or this Sorts, 1 IIn.ioN Hiun.tl C., March 24. 1*44. J Brigadier General John P. Hatch, United Stales Volun teer*, is hereby assigned to temporary duty In command ot the District of Florida, and will relieve Brigadier Gene ral T. Seymour. By command of Major General Q. A. GlI.LMuRE Edward W. Sarrn, Lieut. Col. and A. A. G, flRNUUL SSTUOl'R'a FARRWKLL 0RDS?. On the receipt of this order, and on the arrival of General Hatch at Jacksonville, General Seymour Issued the following farewell order to bis troops > Central Orderi?So. 17. HiADgvAimmn. Dianucr or Florida, 1 DcTARnmr orrniSoim, Jacmobvillb, Fin., >- - March 28, 1804. J Agreeably to Instructions from Department head quarters, Brigadier General Seymour hereby relinquishes command of this district. In bidding farewell to the brave and devoted officers and soldiers ot tbts oommand (many of whom hs has often led la battle), be desires to thank them In the warmest manner for cordial and affectionate support and friend shin, and to assure them that their success and welfare will always be to blm a subject of deep Interest. To tbe members of bis staff be desirss to eonvsy, In addition, his hlgb appreciation of their laborious and al ways faithfully performed duties. And be congratulates tbe troops that be Is relieved by sn officer whose worth and eioelient renown insure to them every prosperity and success they could desire. Ky order of Brigadier tleoeral T SKY Mot K. R. M. Ball, A. A. A G., let Lieut., lit U. 8. artillery, aamnui. hatch's cans*. Gsieral Batch assumed command In tbe following order:? Otntrml Order*--Ko. 18. ilRAMiCAai'ua, ) Dwirut er Florida, Of^arimiuit or rita gorra, J jAivsONTnxn, Fla., March 1804. J 1. In compliance witb Special Orders. No. 122. from bead'iuarters, Department of the south, of March 24, 1844, tbe undersigned assumes command of thin district. 2. Ail orders Issued previous to this date will continue la force uatil countermanded by competent authority. 8. no staff announced in General Orders, Xos. 1. 11, IS, 10, and Special orders, No. 23, will continue on duty, eirepilog Lien tenants O. N Jackson and W. H. Brad sbaw, Aids-de-Camp, who are relieved from duty in the district to enable them to accompany Brigadier General Seymour. 4. Hrst Lieutenant E. N. K Taloott, FPst Vew York. Volunteer Engineers, te announced a* Aid de ( nmp to the Commanding General. J. P. HATCH, Brigadier General Commanding. siArr or ..nwisn batch. Captain P. R Cbedwlck, Assistant Adjutant General First t.tsutenanl R. M. Hall. Hrst United Mites artillery, Acting Assistant Adjitant (.sneal, M:vior !'. Kddy.Jr., Forty-seventh New Yarit Volunteers, Acting Assistant inspector General; Caiitain G. 8. Dana, Signal corps, I tilled SUteH Army,Signal Officer; Captain A. T. I.union, A. y M. Chief tfuartermuslsr, Uiptain T. A. P 1 bsnipliu, C. 8., Chief Commissary. Surgeon 8. W Gross, United States Volunteers. Medical Director First Lieutenant P. 8. Mlchle, United Dtatee Knglneers, Chief Fuicmesr. I tret 1 l ieutenant W. Burns, Jr., First New York Volunteer Kn tinners. Ordnance officer;Captain 1.. I.. langdon. Virsv nlted (Mateo artillery, Cbief of Artillery Lieutenant Coionel T. A. Hsndsrson, seventh Mew Hemp-hire Vouin leers, Provost Marshal:Captain Win II liennK. United States Coast Survey, fopuiiraphlcal Engineer; I irst l.ien tenant E. N K. rauott, Hrst New York Volunteer En gineers, Aid daCamp; Fecoi.d LMutsnant H. II. Haters Fifty second Psonsylvsnia Volunteers, Mustering officer ?n*uMii wvaova was popular with hie soldiers, and they regret his do psrture. Ho la a soldier who asVs bin men to perform no isbnre that be Is unwilling to share, and to push no nearer to tbe sosmy s guns than he is willing to lend them. He is m tbe 8ght himself en every occasion, ami exhibits a coolness aad eoorsfs ander U>e hottest ire rarely met wltb. In regard to charges made against Dim, thnt he wsa led tare sn ambnrcade, blindly, they are without foundation aad false Ihe enemy were driven four miles before lbs battle <4 Olus ee fairly opened mmi ttaaaral Bernwui- woa fullv eonaeioue tb.it be wm about to mm* Item Mi full force, ud ?><? bis diepoelliooe acoordwg y. The battle iu fought g?l lullj, UMl the retreat, wneu It kicut evideol that Ule enemy were ovarpuweriog us by abeer fore# of iiimbtra, wm oua4uele4 ia ibe Mual aktlful mim. VIm the NMtw upoa whioh (;?u?r*l Myauwr uud ?r? known to tbe world, as they ?ii| t>? sooner or later, tbe injustice Md groM wreugit done hie tbtiMUr Mid reputation u a * IdierMd patriot will b? apparent. Ho bus twtuu tkaMdMk 1 mi of tlM opinion that IM receot change IB Uo oom ??nil of Morula was not on lug at *11 to dfeaatlsfaciton wllb tbo recent eter>t?as In tbal dlatrlct, but II wm ssorelv lb give General Hatch, wbu la one of the oldest brigadiers ta> lb* army. I bo pMllioa ho la Mtitled u> by vlrtM of aMHiriiy. He sou id not Mr to under bla junior*, nor C 'uld Ueaeral Seymour serve under Me of hie own grade, after bo bad enjoyed tbo supreme command. II will of eourae be staled tbat Um. deymour waa resaoved fur bla rMMt failure; but 1 bava reason to know tbal tl la not ao, aad tba trua cum la tbal 1 bate abova aug General Pay nxmr aad LWotaunla Jacfceon and Brad aba w, tba aiue-de-camp, ara maw baro it walling ordera. Maa uav? awaibh A faw days aiuca o?e of tbe blockadera off one of tba In I* la aorlh of Cbarkatao bar d>s eovered a small boat at aM aad pick ad it ap. A parly ef rafagaoa, six or olgbt in a u at bar, ware found la II, aad wara taboo on board iba bkekader. Tb?y ware iram Charleston, wblob place tbay bad escaped from but a raw day a previously, to.get rid o( tba conscription. Tbay bring iu aouio latareating r a porta. BAM#, Tba rabal rams, which can ba plainly discerned oa Iba atacka, ap a fair day, from Gregg and our bat ter laa near tauim?ngs Point, ara Buttering oouaidera bly irem our (Ira, wbleU ia dlraoied against them whenever tbe weather la favorable lor practice. Our abela hare driven tbe rebel workman away ao frequently that I bey cannot ba Induced to werk regu larly upon ibem Several of tbe ablp car poolers bava bean wounded, and tbe balance are almost panic strie*so. The ruiuH themselves bare boon repeatedly bulled and badly shattered. In fMt, at one time it WM found loipos sible to repair damages as raat as injuries were auatatued by tbem The range tea teen obtained, aud our abe.ie strike sad eiplode every lime in tbe Immediate naigbborbood oi tba shipyarda, or in tbe yards tbem ioIvm. Tbe gro bus bail the effect or postponing tbe launoblog of Ibe rams, and may eiiectually prevent it al together. II will be maintained boreal tor. tub ukhki. "Davino" bnve been seen several limes lately at night by our pick et boats wbicb cruise about hort Sumter. There are two or three of Ibtse "Davids," or torpedo boats, of ibe some character aa ibe one that exploded a torpedo under Ibe bottom of tbe frigate New Irouaidea, and with more success, subsequently, destroyed Ibo iloop-ol-war Houaalonio. These singular cralts are seen cruising ab ut tbe inner harbor, above Kort Sumter, either doing picket duty or watching ao op portunity lo make a raid on blockadera. It la unnecessary to say tbat < ommodore ltowun, Ibe veterM i?>inmaudcr oi tbo New Ir iisidex, and the commanding edlcer of the Booth Atlantic blockading squadron, Is its vlgtunl as inaa can be, sad ban made every iieeaitil preparation to re ceive tbe Davids in tbe best possible etyie. rhe rebels will not walk over a boa of roses wtieu they go on their next crusade. 11IK riRK ON CHAHLI8T0H. Recently our batteries have thrown a few shell daily Into the city?just enough lo let the rebels know tbat we are alive on Morris Island, aud propose to hold that point. Tbe thirty pouuder I'arrott, which has been bring tor some lime pu-t, dually gave out tbe utlier duy, at ubotil the lour thousand, six hundred uud tome odd round. As It was tired at a high elevation, which ia considered tbe most trying on any gun, the fact that It endured so loDg proves liio value of the invention. The Wiard gun is lo bo tented In tbe satne severe way, and from too experiments some very valuable results will bo obtained of iulerest lo ordnance olBcurs and to tne world. IheMioge of Charleston has already developed facts ol great Importance In gunnery,aud uot tbe least is tbo one brought to llgbl by Hie trial of Mr. l'arrott'a suns. Now Mr. Wiard uoines upon the board. NKW OOMMAMUKH At HKaUVUKT. Brigadier tienerai Win. Birney, commanding colored troops, bis relieved General riaxton at r.eai.tort. Tbe change Is a temporary oueo nly, and tioneral Sixton will rcassuiue command on tbo termination oi the Gordon court martial, ot which be is President. General Birnoy baa Is-ued some general orders relating to colored peo ple, of no apeciitl interest to any one but colored people, who bave been advanced uno peg higher by tieneral Blrney. There are reports of some queer proceedings up there , but, M I bave not substantiated tbem, 1 shall not at present give any detulla, uutll 1 know more of tbe mat ter. It Is alleged, I may, however, remark, thai owners er plantations nnd their lunda slaked out by contrabands; upon what authority or with wiiat right has uot teen made known, and a very (air prospect of an early establishment of aquattor sovereignty, under which tbe rlglita and interests of u,n<t Jl't? owners of land are squelched by tbe action ef the new power. IIow true this la 1 cannot vouch but I have ibo report from creditable authority. I shall look Into tbe ?natter. ? tS<TOKRATH>R. There seems lo be an error iu tbe recent alateineota of Ibe Ntvt Hamp. Aire Patriot In regard to the mingling of rocM In this department. ibe iafMta burn out of wedlock?anu I confess they are net counted . alone by couplea?would claim white pas if ihey know tbeir own lathers, and neat assuredly would tbey dark motbera I know ol no en see where tbe mother was white and tbe father black The Patriot got tbe boot on tbe wrong leg. rn.'SOMKHS or wau uoimi norm. Lieutenant Colonel Kail, Provost Marshal General of the department, goes North to day on tbe Arago, with thirty or forty prisoners of war, uoder a recent order from the War 1 epartinent. Colonel Hall will be absent two or three weeks. ini k *1 Hons. The minora floating about this de| artment, that One ralGiilmore baa been ordered to tbe Army of the Poto mac aa Chief (engineer, la regarded by iboae who ought to know aa | arfectly Idle and without foundation. Un dit. that General Vogdea will be the commander of tbe District of Honda when tbe (iordon cage is closed. rMMMI. Dr. M M Harsh, Inspactor o( tbe I'nited states Sanitary Commission of thin <1epurtment. goes N'ortb by tbe Arsgo, on business connected with ibe Solitary < ommlaston Assistant Surgeon H. P. Porter,of the .-eveuth Connecti cut, haa been promoted to the surgeancy 01 tbrf Tenib Connecticut. lie goes North by tbe Arsgo He ta an able officer. mvu BATIkHS. Commander Tbos. H. Stevens baa bean relieved from the iron-clad Patap?co, and ordered to report, It ia said, ti the War Department at Washington, to perform spaciAl duty with Lieutenant General mil in tbe ?rmv ?>r tie Potomac. Commander Jainew Madigan succeeds in tbe command of the Patapsco. Colonel Gas*, of the Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, one of natur.'s noblemen and a Una soldle , goes North. Mr. Oirlst' pbar I < rrig*n, late or tbe Volunteer Kotlocers, also leaves by the same vessel. He has been doing duty for a long time in tbe Topographi cal Rnrcaa or tba Engineer'a t mica. Thtatrlcal. TUB OLYMPIC. Wbila Mr. A. Oakay Hall's saw burlasqua ia preparing Mrs. Wayd fives ua CAliLrfyamatioacrapa. Tba Irish Emi grant and tha Laughing Hyena are on the bill for this week, la tba tamer tba scenery la vary Inappropriate, and Mr*. Bed ley Brown an4 Maaars. Frank Draw and George Jameeoa faver aa with admirable specimens of bad acting. In tha latter Mrs. Wood and Messrs Marti saer and Davldga are excessively funny. Mr Hell's bur lesque will be brought oat In great style on Monday next. It la a greenback adaptation of Plancha's Fortumo, and la railed loyallaa. Peraoaal lnUlll|*act. Tbe MtniUur Univrrtl, of Parle, of tha 17th of Mirch contains lb* follow log ? C'eet a tort qaa qnelquaa Jottrnaux et ranters < nl an aonre le depart du Grand Due Oonsuntin pour ronaten* tu.opie at OdaaM. la Grand Due a qaltte baden et s cat rendu a Goaalsr aa llanavra pour y confler Madame la t.randa Daebceae. aa famine, doat la sante eat aanez site r?e, sua soins du caiabra Docteur lampe. Du reels, ton eiat n'inspire auouue crainle aerieuse. Tba aanoancemant of several paper* ol tbe departure of tba Grand Duke Oonstantioe for (?>n?tanjj.nop'e and OJeesa la wronf. Hla Imperial High seas has feft liadejt, far iioa?lar, la Hanover, ta aonftda tbe flrand Duchess, bis wife, wboaa health ia vary precarioua, to tba cara'aY tbe <*]ebratad Dr. lam pa. Her condition, however, is not coneldarad daagarous. * l.istof Am?<rt. ana registered at tbe American banking boueaa In Parla for the week ending March '.'6:?Marshall a Wake. Goodwin Wataon. .fumes li. Kidder and wife, Kobert J. Weekr, Charles C. Thompson, C M. Thompson. Heury I. Burr, from New York city, Flank Hwan and wife. Cincinnati; J. U. Baohalder, George W. Healv, John W llunneaell, ftuetnn: Thomas lea. Br<<oklyn, John F. Sinclair, Hanover, N H.; R. Wylla, Bckly H. Cota, Phila delphia llrynn Lsthrop, Waab.agion, I). C.; Edward Gould liafTum, Petar Crystal and lamHv, California; Mr. and Mrs Win C layering ^Taunton Mass. Tha Rcboansr Hrownatnst Aakoir. Harnt Hoos, April lit!4. Tha schooner Rrownetooe, of ProviJenca, loaded with hey, re ashore opposite tba High'audn. Kha came on shore tbe night before imt. Nona of tba crew have bean saan, she I if a high np on tha|beacb, |Th? above vessel was sband'ined m fhe 3d Inst, oil Fasthampton, and tba craw m rived at N?m York on tbe 4Ui in tha ship fntfiy ?K?. HSS4LT.J jmiru*.-British steamer George ohparut, of loi.don, touched at Delaware city last Mondty and t<>ok in eigkMcni latia of coal, rha captain rspraseutad (hut bn on tlia way from Nassau to New York in balfast. Titers were several passengers on b^ard, Sume of whom bad I barieeion papers ar tba 4?h of March (oae of which, tbe Her urv.wa have seaai, and some of item boasted that thsy had run tha blockade aa high as (lit. en times. I bey bad pienly ef gold and silver, as wall as greenbacks, which they trlomphsntlv dlsi lay?d. ^e* on or eight of these psnseagera proceeded by the KcyboM v Philadel phia. The government officer* she.i-1 hi k oot Prilns vessel and a-certain b- r true cbsrscter, aa<l ibe charac ter af tha crew snd psse?ngers. Tlwt latter ?t any rate *lv aid be kept under ?trt> t surv Wares ''he paper ra terred to w?s primed on a half sheet, rottninrg very Uttia news snd few adveek.**m.?ul . <. ? < iv.) MeauMiraa. AvrUl THE FAIR. Great Rush of Visitor* Yesterday. Thirty Thousand People at the Palace Garden Building. Over Fifty-four Thoasand Dollars Re ceived Up to Three o'Clock. The Excitement Abtot the Army and Hary Sworde the I acre tie. M'CLELLAN AND FARR.lt>UT AHEAD Admission to bo Ono Dollar To-day. Immense Jam at the Virion Square Building", *?, *?.. M. Id the linguae* of the famous Dominie of Scott's "<;uy Mannering," the great Fair continues to be "prodigious." No one wbo bus not gone tbero and seen for himself or herself oau form tbe faintest notion of the character of tbls eplcndtd monument of tbe patriotic energy of our New York ladies In behalf of the soldiers of the Union Yesterday was the first llfty cent day?that Is, the doors of tbe Fulr were thrown open to all visitors who came prepared to pay half a dollar for admission. It was expected that tbe redurod rates would increase the attendance proportionally, and that the profanum valgus? the Dowers of wood and tbo drawers of wa'or?woul'l bo oome mixed in the mu/ca of the Fair with the r.ip s?nt.i Uvea ot the upper ten, the shoddy and the codfish urWto crocy. Huch was not tbo oaso, however. Hie character of tbo patrons did not differ apparently In the Biigh'ft-t degree Irom that of the previous days, white the numbers undoubtedly wero greater. The crush was really tremendous. From tho time of opening the Fair?eleven o'clock?tho tido of visitors contloued to flow in unceasingly, and to such an extent as to make a visit quite unpleasant and tiresome During the day over thirty thousand persons passed through the various entrances, and it may woll bo imagined that with such an Immense thronging, shoving nnd elbowing, it was no ??.'jy matter to accomplish anything like a rapid pleco of motion through tbo various parts of the Fair. After seven o'clock in tho evening the g<eute?t number of people were present, thought it is a licl wor thy of note that more business was doiio than during tbe lees crowded periods?a statement which may seem paradoxical, which, nevertheless, will be readily under stood wben It is explained that the overcrowde<t state prevented visitors from seeing and cxamluing many of tbo things which they bad come prepared to buy. ONE DO 1.1.Alt ADMISSION AMAIN. The managers have taken advantage of this piece of ?xperience. and have concluded to raise tbe price of ad mission to one dollar per caput once m >re. Uutll further Dotice, therefore, tbe price will be one dollar, including to day. Having said thus much by way of introduction, let us now turn to tbe progress of matters In tbe Fair Tbe greatest ob eot or interest in tho grand show, far aod away beyond everything else, Is tbe singular contest be tween ttie admirers of (Irani and Mcl.'lellan. THB AHMT SWORD seems to Dave beoome pregnant with tbe deepest politi cal signidcouce. Hundred of people, old and young, gav und grave, male and female, are to be seen assembled around tbe place where the ?' voting book" Is located, in the arms and tiopbies department, wailing eagerly tor their ebanee to shell out tbe greenbacks sou register their n?mes for whichever of the two illustrious names stands highest In their estimation. At tbe hour our reporter leit last umbt tbe totsl nnmher of votes cast was 2 117, or which Grant bad received 9U1 and McClellnn 1,126?rultlog tbe latter ahead by 136 on the eotire rote up to last night. Tbe votiog yesterday stood for McClellan Ml, and fur Grant 550? leaving a majority of (15 for McClellan. Tbe votiug yeiiterilay was about evenly divided between theaexea. i be mm caine down rather more beaviiy tban heretofore, one old gentleman from the rural dis tricts presented a plumi er id tbe t>b*iieof oloety-two votes for Grunt. Mrs General Vlele put down seventy Ave votes for "Little Mao." Mr. George W. Rlunl during the afternoon made bis appearance At the nt >n<i and, seizing a pen, draw a curved line over a | age of llieb.Mk, wbicb he Raid represente<l the Mississippi, at the same tim< putting down fifty dollar* ror an eiual number of vote* f. rU.H. G.,tbe hero <>f ih- MImmr'ippI. There were several filtlcs, twonty-flves, tens, lives, \c., given for each of the favorites. General McClellan seemed to gel the greatest number of single vote*. *'Ilow dues tbe vote stand.-" was a question of almost momentary asking, and arcordlug as tbe McClell n stock was up or the Grant stork down s. me ardent friend or -liber woild be found ready to All up tbe hiatus with greenback*. General Fremont bu.? received three votes thus far, and Generals Butler and Shern.an each one. Til* NAVT SWORW seems to be entirely overshadowed by the sui>erl?r ex citement respecting the array swerd; siiil the desire to vote lor tbe Mvy Kiord necros to be on the iucrease. Yesterday, at tbe closing ol tbo polls, tbe vote stood as follows ? Karragut . , 01 Rowan 58 Puiont 17 the Old Balamaoder, it will thus toe seen, leMs all l>m competitors v?ry handsomely. It he expe led that the c<*test at this desk will bo more exciting to-day. (II CUIMK IS MMHTIEK THAN TI1B PR*. As so lil?.jtration of tbe manner in wln.jb gifts have poured in and i>een actually Shrust upon the managers of tbe 1 air, we may mention the following s'gnillcant lact:? Mr. A. Mortem, manufacUirer of gold )>enx. wss one of the flret persons to send in :i liberal root ribution to the Jewelry Department, r? nsistiag of a n nnber of showcases tilled with g ild |ieos. through some uusccouutaMe acci dent the apace allotted to tbe jewelrv oolloctioa was filled up?with Mr. Morton's offenug left ><at. Mr. Marie, the Chairman of tbe Committee on Jewelry. ??s therefore obliged to r?t"rn tha gold pens aad showcase* to the donor, 'with many thanks And what will" Ho Hub" nay to that* Only to tiiink oi it?gifts crowding in so fast that tbe I <nr maixgers urea'many obliged to return them irum ahoer InabiHly to inane any use of tbem. Mr. Hurt. ?? Uwa . plied to the note of lb" committee expressing his grat.il oatMl at such an evidence of the NMM of tbe Fair, and seducing* eb< uir for one thousand dollars, wbicb he fca|ieB will toe received In lieu of hia pen.--. The commit MK >?AaUn^, alter the must solemn deiibiralioo, have oaotd JMtfncioaloii that tbe check on be retained witooolSMpi any very great violence to their feelings, oraerioAQ^leriering with tbeiv ooeratioas Tub rxii'l'titb oonMn nta wear a badge. It Is about two inches long hy ha.fan inch wide. II is made of german stiver. and eugraved as follows:?"El. Com " i'ar conductor* wear one exactly similar in rtyle, and tbe members of the Executive Committee remind every ooe of those hard Worked members of society. Till PHOTOGRAPHIC 8TOIO of tbe Messrs,Gurney \ Hon did a brisk business yester day. Tbe fine weather had, doubtless, much to do with it. Tbe studio is in room No 77 of tbe upper story, onee tbe billiard ronm. Among lb* erlioles for saie are penes of photographs of the dlflerenl departments. Kacb view IS sold for ooe dollar. Carte* de vmte and vl?i,ett?a are taken for Ave dollars a dozen. One hundred and fifty do/en bave already been sold, The t?Ul receipts yesterday, up to three o'clock I'. M , from all aouroee, were ss follows ? tfaleeof goods $17..100 SaleS of t!rket*_,... 32,493 Donations 4fl90 Total,.,. ?Mi*'il The Vslsf ftqustra BalMln|-A Werd fb* r the I.sdles, Ac. Tbs Tsionsquare branch of the Metropolitan Sanitary t sir was opened at alevea o'olook yesterday morning, and was aeon ererflowing wlib visitors. Every room was crowded, and the Children's Department oontalned quite a large army of little folks, In cbarge of their elders. Trie sales Is every department wers very brisk, and tbe ledy attendants bad bard work to attest! lo tbe demands of tbeir numerous eestomere. They discharged tbslr arduous duties with remarkable patience, good hnmnr aid tact, although on aeveral occasions t>*v wers ee doubt eoeeiderably aenoyed by the Impor tunity isd gvruleuanees S# many people. *be wauled to know tbe prtc? of every mia? on lk? stands, ?nil afterwards turned away without laakiog a dingle purchase. Persona visiting I bo Fair should b?tr In mind tbat tbe ladiea attending al Um stand* are aot bired Tor tb? purpoee, but give tbeir services graiuilouely from motives or cbarlty ami womanly compassion for our wounded and rufferlng acidiera. II la the same dow aa la tbe tim-i wben Scott wrote - Ob, woman, In oor*bour? of eaae, Uncurtain, coy aud bard to nioaae, Variable aa tbe glimmering abode Hy the quivering aaprn made, Wben pain and anguish wring tba brow, A iniuliteriug augel tboii. ?And Ibua It is wliy tba highborn, gently nurtured ladles of New York hava uudertakeii lha management al tbe Motropollun fair. It valKeta equal credit oa tbe 11 beada and hearts. It la gottao up is a atyla of complete nen-i and magulilcenca never bofore attained, and wears but Ktaiiug tbe Himplc trutli wben wa (ay tbut It ta ma naged ?n the part or tba ladiea wltb unequalled ability and refinement. " WHAT A CHOWD !" ejaculated everybody. It wax the same id every part of tbe building. We bad seen tba crowd at Kourtaaatb Rireai, and thought it eouid not be exceeded, but we wore undecoived. Kvery department waa crammed mil wltb people. We tried moving about, and war* trampled on liv reel aa wo progressed by Inches. I'twole mast stop and look at Um goods. I bey went tbere fe? that purpose Many made purcliaaes, and some asked questions, got to know tbe prices, and promixed to cat again. It waa a perfect Jam?ladiea elegantly and fesb< tonably attired; their attendant cavaliara in broadcloth and aiunning scarfs, children of almost every aga and of all lizus; tbey were all pushing along, and eujoying tbe novelty and beauty or tbe scene with imme ne beartlneaa and rellab. Everybody waa geod tempered, and everybody was lu an incipient atate o( perspiration people wltb purchases In ther bauds and others wltb money to wake purchases, on tba staada were eoatlj collections of artlclaa from every part of tba world. TBI 8WISH DEPARTMENT waa well |>atronized, and large numbera of salsa ware made there yesterday, lta stores al valuables aod curt osltles ware largely increased yesterday by tbo arrival ol a number of articlea (Torn ZudcB. Tbey comprised a collection of raluabla watcbea, both of gold aod allvsr, lugenioua toys, el ibontely carved rich laces a collec tion of dolls, dressed in ibe costumea of tbe dillerent aao t--dh. and a number of line watcb movementa er exqu telle Ooisb. TUB nm.DKKNH D HP A HTM t NT hue already b<*eu ulinded to, but deserves a mora extend ed notice. The sales of toys aud obkldren'a articlea were very large. I'ha little rolks persuaded their maternall nnd patorniils to l?oaeu their purse strings, sad aanney (lowed into tba cosh boxea iu a continuous stream, I,ilti* arms bold big parcels aud refused to let others bave any thing to do with their treasures During tbe afternoon a grand muHical outeriatumeut was glvan lu re by loul hundred childrou belonging to our public tchoola. It \siia c nducied and iiiaiiu^cd by Mr. Brlitlow,and wag a decldoil suci okh. The Kxecutive Committee, tu tbetl wiFdom, ut flrvt decided to charge an additional titty ceuts t ? every eulnrluinuienl given lu this de| arlment. tins Inv Ived n cifiriuii ol Hie room twice i day. Hold ers oi kqurou tkknis (whujhth-y t)i>n..ht wltb the under standing that tuey would admit to all purls of tbe Kail ut any timo) could not sen tlio juatica of this measure, and ilr. .Mom, the ticket uiuiuger, threatened to lei the i \cr ittvo ' oinintuee manage Miultrrs themselves, iliny uniiiy concludedtba! it wouhI bo bo.tor not ta nmko any additional charge. Kver* bodv was pleased, and decided th.it thoy would pntr ???iv.o the t-nlerlum moot*. oda water Is voudeil In thin do.) .rtmool. ilia fupply u i. eur.-i t> bo unlimited, and the oa sumption never uim?us. In tlio eviuiu. tlio room was aowderi a illi poo to, aid a gr ind pr-nnenaile concert was given by n select orchestra 01 lurty j.eriorin' rs, under tlio direcuon o| Messrs. Kietroi and ..Oil. Ins Vew York luruverem also guvo a grand gv mo mile ex inoii om. I be following waa tba programme ? lutrodoc lion by tiio orciestra; serein le by lieuiehow, sung by the New York l'uruer l.iedertalcl?Turner tilee rlub, ilool exorcire-t, Kreiuebuugen. cihks vxeicises,on single and doulilo bars, horse und in juuipmg; oe-ect |er 01 uiaucea by the inot-t akilful memin'is 01 the society on tbo abuva ti.lined apparatuses. iuucmg with lolls, nieuler by ih< I'urner tilee < lub. pyramids. All Ike perforiuauco* wers Oi'a bicb order o[ excellence, and added grnatiy to lb* eo.im ment of tiie largo and very lashionuble audlenc* with winch tbo baiidlag was tilled. TI1K MU8IUAL DBPAKTMKNT is, by universal accord am?ug tbe ladiea, <?lied a perfect gem of a room. We auree with tbum in their decision. Its appointments, decorations and arrangements are per lecl. Tba instruments are all of tbe Ural class, for bounty of nnisb and elegance ot lor in. Ihe grand org .n-oue ol the m Ml prominent tibjecls in tbo mom?is vaiuel al ooa thousand dollars, and is a *ii|>orb instrument. Yesterday a grand pluno, donated by < h ck< ring K ?on, waa sold fol oue ibuusuud dollars. A iiiolodeuu was soid lor ooa lino* dred and tony dollars, largo salts were also made la rhcet musie and otber article* donated by tbe music deal ers of ibis city. TBI BNIf'BBHBOCKBR BITCH UN was crowded during Ibe whole duy Ihe \ lands he'd out, aud, owing to the good munagenn nt ol Mi*. Judge Roose velt and Hie other ladies or tbe coinmltieo, everytbmg worked admlralily. Could our butch ioretaibers ris* 'roio tbeir graves and v ah it r no Kiicben tbey wouhl think Ibe world bad but little alteied. s > (lerfect aud romplat* are lis del ills. Ibn furnnuro, viand*, dras?es 01 ibo at tendanis and decorations are all of a liygi ne age I'ncle Ned was at bia poet yesterday, und d'Tighterl every one by his per o inunce wtib ' the Uddle and the bow." I bo receipts in ibis depart nn-nt must have been vary bandsvnie, but u-> correct nci-oubt ol tbecn cin be given until (lie 1'raasurar's ar rangements are perfected, wlncb will probably be to-day. 1 UK INTE It NATION 4 1. DC I'AHTMKST, with Its b'indreds of llags, lis flushing roiinlsiu md olhai ppiendld ap|Kjiotmeuls. is one cf the r?>? si nniguillronl ol Ibe whole Fair. It contauia donallous from almost every country iu Kuropo. Tbeir arrangement nit the st>inde i* eaully understood I)y tbe llaira of tbe dllfttreni nations whi'b arc suspended arm nil (he room. At ma y of itiu bUt11(1 it ttio s.les were vet y large, and a detai c l state ment of their amount will bo ready lor pubite.iiou to day Till 10 LICK ARRAKOEMKNTfl at this branch of tho Fair are uuder tbc control ol Captain <pel|iht, of the Twenty ninth precinct. He n ant.'led by .-er^eanl I llman, ami even thing la *oiking in a most saliWaclorr manner. No arrets tier* m-ule yesterday, and no complaints lodged at ho.<<! ;w..rtcr* up to a late hour laai nlitbt. About forty articles were picked up in tbo building and taken to t-'uptam >peight'a headquarters, where tbey will bo restored on beiug cor rectly described and receipted (or. TME PARK will, we are Informed, bo opened to viailors to day. The committee lAtend v> erect u u umber ol tenia there. ID which refreshment* will be xcrved. At nitfUt I will resemble Ar.br tbe flleal, w th its Hashing 'owiiim. myri.iug of lights, sweetly smelling itowers and ehudowy nooka. Kxbiklttoa In Aid of the Fair. on nest Tuesday evening a c. n trtaml eabibtiiea ta aid of tbe Sanitary Hair will be given at tbc Aca<tamy *1 Music by tbe pupils of tbe primary department ?rf twelfth street school. This concert will be ander tbe dkreeiioa of Mr. Ueorge F Hristow. The Ileataaraat Departmant of the Fair. Tbe follow lag amounts ara acknowledged as rcoeivml by the Treasurer of the Restaurant Department of the rair ? Vrom Tompkins Market, $43. Washington ilatket, tXW Kulton Kiah Market, *4U llariem ladies, $100 t'ro Ttaion di'aiers. collected by Mr !? It.yd,$3,600 l>ilttt Ave nue Motel, $1,00O; St. Nicholas Hotel, $1,000. Meih dial Itenartmeni, f 100 Proceeds of lecture of tbe Ker. Th. a. Hastings, He*. Thnmaa Hustings' ct agregition on account $45 Hni. H ' bristle. $40 tbe bakera,pet < ommittee on Rakers, $1.43V drovers, per Mr Waltn, MM caab,$16 Mm H. Moll,$fj. iht llotata and the Fair. TO TBE EDITOR OF .Till HKHALI* 9l. Km nor ?a lloiai, April 7. Iff* In your issue of t?-dajr we nonce remarka regardieg tlta illiberally of the !*ew York hntele towards tbe Vetropolt *n Sanitary Fur. and ui other papers wa flad reflet* tw of ihn sane cbnraoier. hi justice to ourselves we woulO now itif >? na you that on the 241b of March we drew <ur cbet a for one Ucuaand dollars aa a d? nation lo this lauda ble objtM t, and id addition ara eatertalniog, tree, commit tee? to tbe Fair from neighboring clllea. swrw IH/WK Itallaa Opera la Broohljra. LCCIA 01 L AMMBRXOOIt. The rt appearance of H'lgnoll for tbe first lime Ibis sea ion before n Brooklyn aud eu. e was tbe occ*ei"o of a very fluttering reception al the Academy of Music in our siater city last mgbi, wben I ucta dl l-ammerinxir was given, and rec?lre<l with considerable ickU- Hrl^noli, however, was not <|uile as good as we have heard him n rdgardo. tie seemed to lack hw accustomed epirlt, whether owing lo the change ?>< Innate on tbe oiber side af the East river or i?l wa cannot divine. Tbe I ucla of Miaa Harris appear ed to pleaae the mi-lwnce; ft tbe waa rewarded w.th mora applatiae than the ?i*ra going diMHmti of staul, eober Brooklyn ara wont to bestow area upon arti.-/?s with a mora established reputation (ban thla young ?&/>?? UinU~if wa mar call bar ?o?who sang the part of Imm last night aaly for the eecood time #eHtal was lo g?**l velceaud waa wall recelred To-night the Marei*?k co/p? return to their old love m Irviaf place, where ibeytire always welcome, and will give ue Kauat, the loc*hau?ti ble attraction. To morrow nlgbl ?a*tole?i takes h? benefit, when lone will be preaenied We hare ao douM that the poaite will prove on thla ooeaetoo hew aaneb Ihry appreciate the value of the btntHtiar*. NavlgalleB Weetward Opea. Doaaaw, April 7 l**e Mavigattea la aew epeit Ntweea Onahlri aad Oeva laad.Saaduiky, Telede, Tetrell, m* a*l?aepper laa? porta. The ke bae eatlrely dieappeared, eioeviio iho dlreeiloa of BnfWak The propeller Wea? 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