Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 19, 1867, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 19, 1867 Page 3
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ST. PATRICK'S DAY. "CEAD MILLE FAILTHE!" Immense Turnout of Irisli Societies. aVIC AND MILITARY DISPLAY. THE PROCESSION TWO MILES LONG. &XOTS ALOIO TBI LZNB. Ifteen or Twenty Policemes Se riously Injured. SOME OF THE RIOTERS ARRESTED. Anion] Dinners of the Enighti of St. Pat rich, the Friendly Soni and the St. Patrick's Society. THE DAY ELSEWHERE. iMi Ac* Ac. When Professor Agassis predicted some time since that about this time would occur the heaviest snow storm of the season, the Irish lads and lassies In this vicinity, and in fact throughout the country, prayed that the learned Professor's predicted storm might not occur until after the 18th Inst; and when on Friday last tho Herald affirmed that there would be rain or snow within forty, eight hours, the wish was oft repeated that the Herald might for this one time, at least prove to have been as illy-informed as Professor Loomls on the meteors. But two such authorities can scarcely err so widely in their interpretations of the workings of nature. They simply read from nature's mysterious book for the benefit of the masses, and the event proved that they read inly, for, although much to the discomfort of those who de signed celebrating tho festival of St. Patrick publicly, the snow came within the interval predicted. Saturday was gloomy and stormy and 8unday was as bad; but Monday came cool and clear. The snow had tallen to a great depth, and the prospects for a fine procession were gloomy indeed ; but the arrangements had been acted and negotiations for "a day oil" bad been i. The sun shone brightly over head, the air was clear and exhilarating, nnd but little heed was given to the ?roepect of bespattered trowsers or bedraggled skirts, ho buoyant Celtic heart throbbed lightly, and the spirit that would do and dare and brave a tempest of mis fortune or discomfort for the honor of or to uphold its nationality, whatever might be the til that tnreatenod, i not slow, when so titling a day and occasion pre sented itself, to embrace the opportunity of paying its Patr " tribute oa the anniversary of the birth of St. Patrick, the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, the Gem of the Sea. The various thoroughfares presented a gala ap pearance, and it was evident that "the day we celebrate" was the predominating sentiment throughout a large proportion- of the community, the majority of whom unbraced an unmistakable manner of "defining their position" by rosettes, badges and ribbons liberally in termingled with tho national green. Early in the day crowds began to fill the principal thoroughfares?the society and military men hastening to their appointed rendezvous, and others securing eli gible positions from which to view the expected pa geant. The Umdmb were dressed in their boet salts, and with sprigs of green in their hatbands or bntton bolee, aad with their eolttmu. whose ruddy choeks and ringing laughter told of good health aad light hearts, chatted and Joked, shortening the time of waiting by speculations on the prospects of their country In her present struggle, and in exohanging sallies of wit and repartee with parties in the crowd. Innumerable Bmall boys flitted about, vending diminutive flags of green paper and "The Song of Bt. Patrick." THE PROCESSION. Hie procession, with a promptitude somewhat remarka ble, atarted from the assembling point at noon, and march ed down Jtaet Broadway and Chatham strcot to the Park. The approach of tbo line was noted by the firing of a Mint# by a detachment of the First regiment of artillery, when Mayor Hoffman, accompanied by John Francis Magnlre, V. P., of Cork, Ireland; the Rev. Father Qninn, ef M. Peter's chnrcb, Barclay street; M. T. Brcnnnn, Judge Dowling, Comptroller Connolly, cz-Scnator Brad ley and members of both Boards of tbo Common Coun cil, took a position on tbo platform in front of the llty Ball, and reviewed the column as it passed. Tbo mili tary beaded the procession, and comprised the Sixty ninth regiment, Phoenix Zouavos, Company A, Ninety - ninin regiment, and the First Battery of artillery. Im mediately after the military came the civic societies, bearing banners of beautiful green allk, emblazoned with devices emblematic of the objects of the society and or fealty to Ireland. In addition to the society banner each company bore handsome American and Irish flags, which ?ere enthu siastically cheered at wi.-ioa points along the route. One feat are, which created a great deal of merriment and applause, was the appearance in the line or a band nemo side-car, In which was seated an Irish piper, who, from time to time, droned out "HI. Patrick'.! Day" with ?'Billy O'Roerke" and "The Bould 8oMierBoy, "Wcar !?' o the Ueeeo.'' with various other airs, the sound of which made the men In the proroHsion near him step more tightly and the crowds on either side laugh snd cheer more heartily. The procession, after paying a passing Mints to the reviewers, filed oat at the west gate of the Park sod up Broadway. When the bead of the line had raachsd Union square the rear had not yet left the Park. Iiookiog up Broadway from the Park aa tbo procession was moving, tbo sight pi man! id was very fine?the leng line of Anrdy Waking men, the bright regaltaa and handsome bannora and flags fluttering in the breese, the gaily caparisoned laarshals riding to and fro, the bright uniforms of the large nam bar of aadWe, the enthusiastic crowds which lined the sidewalks and filled the widows of the houses on either side, and the number of bands interspersed throughout the lies, combined to mala a picture which, although somewhat marred by the slush and snow, was fraillymg m the extreme to those who bad come out to witness it. Having reached I'd too square, sad the atotue of WaablogtoD having been Minted, the pieces eiou passed on along the designated route to the Cooper Institute, where it was dismissed, snd whence the Mrs Ml societies took the shortest route to their respective Meeting rooms. snesasTATioir or counts to tor bixtt-surra rbcivrkt. Before the time for the procession the Slaty-ninth regi ment filed into the C4y Hell Ihrk, end having been drawn up 10 line before the CUv Hall a beautiful net of ?olora wa.< presaolhd to the regiment by hie honor Mayor Hoffman, on behalf of the city of New York. The colors were received by Lieutenant Colonel Kavanagh (In tbe absence of Colonel McMabon), on behalf of the regiment, who, In a few well chosen remarks, pledged Use services ef tbe regiment In rase of need, and lltanked the Mayor and common Council for tbe hand some and appropriate testimonial. THE RIOTS. Willie the procession was proceeding on Its route of march, and everything promised well for the celebrants, an unfortunate effhir occurred, which It is feared will ooel several lives and the serious Injury of many cour agsoua officers ef the Metropolitan Police force. The following narrative of the facte in the case, gathered by <in eye witness, will affix tbe blame on thoee to whom it properly belongs. In passing, it la butjust to claim that ?one regret the occurrence more or wilt fail to exhaust ?very measure to bring the offenders to justice than the greet liody of peaceable processionists, who deeply deplore tble unfortunate affair. TH? CAlfW Of TOE BIOT. About one o'clock in the afternoon, as the various divisions ef the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Brook lyn were immIok up Brand timet. In tbe vicinity of, and Jnst previous to Joining the main body of the proctv-sloo, which was at that time parsing through Fast Broadway, a truck drove up (iraud street in the same direction in which the various societies ware marching. Although the driver teemed to take special rare sot to disturb the order of the procession, hy keeping hie horees close to the curb outside the line of march, he was called upon by several of the officer* of tbe Fourth division lo cross into one of the by streets. Ho soon as he had heard the orders, the driver attempted fie reach one of the by streets; but, to do so, M was necessary for him to rross the line of msrrb, which be attempted to do. Aa his intention became manifest an outcry was raised egoinrd him hy the marshaN tnd aids on borsch* k, and, In order pot to create any trouble, he drew his vehkffle wp lo thegnrb and stopped, vntunng le ask one of iflr processtob officiate, aa he did so. w hat they e?|W>ctetf Bim t? do if they pofi^ dot permit bla to crow Uraad street, u, without doing no, he wonld be unable to eator one of the by streets. oohmkx kwkmt or TUS affray. At this, without deigning to answer hi* question or showing any willingness to bait their march for a mo ment to allow the driver to pass, although his truck stood so done to the sidewalk that almost double the number of men who were In the line could hare walkad on without being obstructed in their march by the rehlcle, several men broke from the ranks, Jumped Into ths truck and instantly commenced beating him with their iron beaded staves. Not conteot with throwing him bleeding to the bottom of the vehicle, as If rendered moro furious by the sight of the btood that flowed profusely from the poor man's wounds, while be cried out piteously for them to spare his life, they kicked and stamped upon the prostrate body of their victim until it seemed that their Intention indeed was to murder him. In the moan time the attention of officer Ullner, or the Thirteenth precinct, who happened to be standing in the crowd on the sidewalk, where he bad been stationed to keep the people from interfering with the procession as It pnseed by, was attracted to the track by the oonfnslon of voices inc'dent to the attack upon the driver. He ran to the spot and Jumped upon the truck to protect the ooject of the affray, when he was felled to the floor of the vehicle and trampled under foot In the most brutal manner. This dastardly act was wit nessed by officers Coleman and Kearney, who hastened to the assistance of their brother officer, but after a des perate struggle they fell in their turn beneath the blows Of tbeir assailants. But they were soon on their feet, defending themselves bravely from the top of the truck, dealing blows right and left of them as rapidly as tbey could wield their clnbs. The rioters, finding that the officers could and were determined to make a desperate resistance aa long as they were on the truck, Immedi ately put their shoulders to the vehicle, overturning it completely upon the officers as they tell to the ground, Kearney receiving a fearful cut from the sword of one of the marshals or aids as he was failing. A rush was at once made by the rioters for the unfortunate policemen as soon as they had rolled to the ground, who kicked and trampled them under their feet like so many de mons. Tint FIGHT AT ITS HBC.HT. By this time officer Heiseman, who had beard of the flebt at a short distance from the scene of the disturb ance, sent word of the affitir to rounds man Brown and three or four other officers who were distributed along the route of the pro oesslon, and they arrived on the "double quick." ru?hed into the crowd, and fotiglit their way to where their com panions lay bleeding in the street. Bni, notwithstand ing the good stand they made for a short time, they wore overpowered by numbers, and in their turn lay at the feet of their maddened assailants, bleeding from wounds inflicted by ths swords of the horsemen and the formidable spear-headed staves of the men in front. a fkavfcl sent a The excitement that reigned In the neighborhood of the riot at this moment was painfully apparent among the surging masses of men and women who crowded round the spot where the officers lay trampled under root, and bleeding from the most ghastly wounds. Lotid murmurs were heard from the men who, though willing to assist the officors, stood back in fear of incurring their fate, while several women, who were standing near by, were borne off the scone fainting. Others, who had the hardihood to remain in the vicinitv, stood by pale and trembling, and at times weeping at the sight tbo.v would fain shut out from their view. Meanwhile several officers from various parts of the line of the procession, to whom intelligence of the disturbance had been communicated, arrived on the spot shortly after the men under rounds man Brown, and succeeded in lighting their way to the side of their prostrate comrades, but only uselessly to contend against the overwhelming numbers which closed round them, and attacked them with stave, clnb and sword, until they, too, succumbed and fell bleeding to the earth, to be trampled under foot. So soon as the rioters had glutted their vengeance by ratting down all the pnlicemon who dared to confront them?and not one officer who was in the vicinity shrunk (Tom the contest? a party of them seized hold of officer Wm. Barrett, who lay unoonscious in the street, and after brutally stamp ing upon him Uung him down a cellar way. one of them remarking as the body struck heavily at jhe bottom of tbe stone stepe, "Let the damned dog lie there; he's dead anyhow!" During the latter part of tbe bloody contest Captain Helme, who was stand ing at tbe corner of Clinton street and East Broadway, was informed of what was occurring In Grand street, and Immediately, in company with Sergeant Barnett and three men, whom ha had stationed in that vicinity, pro ceeded to tbe scone of the riot, where tbey were met hy a crowd some three hundred strong, which seemed very demonstrative, but In nowise bent on mischief, and which the captain and his men had very little trouble hi scattering. To follow the Hibernians, who had already left the soene, was tbe captain's flrst thought, but on ap proaching them it wm found useless to make any at tack without reinforcements. He then directed Captain Oilman, of the Eleventh precinct, and a few men of the Seventh, whom be met, to follow the society, and tbey succeeded in annoying the stragglers considerably with their locusts. Helme afterwards went to work to care for his wounded men. threedof whom be found in a shanty, several lyiug en the street, and ethers In houses to which tbey bed been carried by ettlsens after the rioters bad left the soene. As the Hibernians proceeded no But Broadway, after leaving Grand street, they, for some reason or another, attacked a citizen named Lasktns; and two officers of the Seventh procioct, named Hiram Cble and David Martin, whs went to his roeone. were set a poo and seri ously injured, they reoeiving several stabs and cnta from swords and staves. schbm at mm btatiow hops* So soon s* Captain Helms bad gathered together all the wounded men of bis proctndt n track was procured, on which they were placed and taken to the station house, where their wounds were dressed by Polios Sur geons J. P. Bltven and H. A. Pooler, and Dm W. A. James, J. Bergold and 4. J. Bergold, of Mo. 168 Delancey street, who volunteered their services on hearing of the misfortune of the offloera As the wounded men were brought Into the station boose the streets in its imme diate vicinity were crowded by sn excited crowd of met end women, nod in n short time after the Injured officers were brought Into the large room i of tbe station they were surrounded by their friends, the women crying and wringing their hands In anruish, and tbe men, particularly their fellow offloers who bad been on other poets, sod who had not learned of the fate of their companions until relieved, clenching their teeth In anger and uttering deep Impre cation) against the rioters. It was. Indeed, a sight to move the most hardened, and many an eye that had bees wont to gaze unmoiatened upon scenes of blood was suffused with tears, and the lips of more than one sturdy patro man quivered with emotion at the night of the brave fallows as they lay bleeding from their terrible wounds, though uttering no word of complaint. TBE WOUHDKB. The following are the namea of tbe wounded offi cers:? Patrick Kearney, badly wounded with sword cuts on the head and badly bruised about tbe body wltb kicks. Ret'iri Leach, very badly wennded with several sword cuts ou the bead, bis upper lip severed m two and body badly bruised. Wm. H Waldron, badly wounded, wtth cuts from spear-headed staves and Mown from clubs. Geo. uaatita, badly wennded In the earn# manner an Waldron. Edward W. O'Hara, badly dubbed on the head and bruised by kicks on thy body. William Barrett, very badly wennded; rsoelted sev eral sword eats on tbe bend and face, and brained In n fearful manner. Bernard MoGotre, very badly wounded with several sword cats; reeeived n terrible gash nnrani tbe face and bad bin left eye si meet out oat; was also badly brained. George Godfrey, received n severs spear wound on the bead. > William Gibbons, received n fearful sword eat nerose tbe top oi hie heed, which reaches from the forehead to the back of the head: was also badly bruised by kieka. Patrick Hobiz, badly wounded with two severe sword cats on tbe heed; also badly cruised. John Struck, badly bruised by being kleknd and stamped upon. Henry L'llner, wounded with several sword eats and badly bruised with klcka John Bloodgood. badly wounded wltb sword eats on the howl and bruised with klcka Timothy Falvey received eevere nword eats nod badly Injured from klcka William E. Brown, wounded by elab Mown. Jamas Bugby, slightly bruised. Michael Coleman, same. J. M. Brawn, received several club Mows and kicks while on the ground. August Harm man, same. HI rum Colo, Seventh Prectoct, seriously not with sword on the bend. David Martin, Seventh p red net, seriously stabbed in the hip with n sword or dirk. a*rests?TBI soenma* hboaobd. Two men named respectively Bernard Clark, a mem ber of the society of the quarryraen, and Than Newman, were arrested during tbe afternoon by the Seventh pre cinct police, the former of whom was engaged in the Grand street riot, as he freely confesses. Newman wee, It is alleged, ono of two men who attacked the offieer In Kent Broadway, ran Rwonenuv. The name of tbe marshal or aid who did ench fearful en cation with his sword during tbe bloody affray In Grand street Is said to restda in Brooklyn. He is de scribed as having bad the appearance of perfectly a sober man at the time tbst he struck down several of ttie officers, and that he did more execution from hts elevated position on horseback with his sword than did any four of his men with their staves KNIGHTS OF 9T. PATRICK. Hanqnet nt the Aster House?Speeches nf J, Krnitrin .llngnlre, Barer IleffiHitn, William F. I.rons, President nf thn Knights of 81. Patrick, and Others. Tbe sixth anniversary banquet of the Knights of St. Patrick was held last evening nt thn As tor Hones. Tbe former oelebratisni of tbe natal day of Ireland's patron saint by the Knlgbta have attained such a celebrity, not pnly for lbs excellent style In which the entertainments bare been produced, but also for tbe wit and learning represented on those occasions, that It la only necessary to ray that the reunion of last nlgbt folly equalled any or tbe former ones, and was alike creditable to the Knights and to the hnsi of tbe Aetor House. The fiag of tbe Knights, supported on each ride by (be nsffonnf, wm suspended above the Preeident'e chair, and was the only attempt at decora tion In tbe room, if we except tbe chaste ornamental pieces on tbe dining table, representing (H. Patrick, Daniel o'Connnll, temple of liberty end other appro priate subjects, A| the right Of the Wm. W, Lyons, Mayor Hoffman and Brian Uwrenee wo plaoad, while J. Fiancka Magaire, M. P., of Cork. Ireland and Fathers Traynor and Barry, were seated at h* left. A very eioeilent string band was present, and enlivened the occasion with many national airs. Letters of apology wore read by the Secretary, r. James J. Treanor, from General Grant, Admiral Farragut, John Brosgbain, Dan Bryant and 1st 8. HiUyer, and also the following telegram from Miles O'Reilly: WAfBUvuroft, Mtrch 18, liiT. * "SilSEMfi W?M1 too late to Join the K nig hta. Drop a punch bowl in my name. MILES O RULLT. The President then made the following addroae.? , "??v.sriKS"-"-" ?!* J3K? 2*"SSSJf ^ ^saHH/Tglrvi^ reonwaoted by our gueeta. To lla and public *L we indebted that few of tbo rbHUSTwhlch wireaccustomed to be filled hnve been Jri.^ hr death durlng the pset year, and that wo JSiVr Sir. <????* l""""* "" "WS."St iSrtedbvany elomenU even in the least degree Inharmo KJr xh0? may be people, and I presume there are, who rannot comprehend how it happene that wbile the land of oor birth Iscertaloly In a very precarious port ion while the shadowaf sutlcrmgoverbnngsourmemo ries and stones of political wrongs. of faunae and exile, ?re 'like household words among us, we should still be ft nrd narticlpattng in that which to the unthinking wem. Sy^f^ir " gathering. A. if we should not nurture the plan because there are a few withared or dead letres upon its branches, as If old cngtoma ahould^be abandoned because they rannot be observed wWh prrans of triumph. Aa If, in fact, a aentiment deeper and more significant than that which sparkles hero does notundor lie and Intensify the reunion of all Irishmen on this day. It is said of the mighty river Amazon, which flows four thousand mile, to the La, traversing in Its courses v. rionslv developed country, sometimes through scenes of luxuriant tropical beauty, sometimes thro?* unpopu lated deserts, where deflation seem, to have set Its seal upon the face of nature; hut deeply as it rolls along it carries its Y?'?>* tide for sixty mllee into the Atlantio, tlnging the blue ef that ocean, and aesertiag its majesty far 0U?^theverT empire of the sea. There is MmethlnKaublme In this awful grandeur; but if we go back to iho vouroee of the am&7iin and ita tributaries we will find tbem in a nun dred dancing brooks and rlvuleU trl^ing down from the mountains, each or which, as the poet Calanan sings of that sparkling stream which forms the source or the river Lee:? Lightly laughs hack to the laugh of the morning. Thus the current of the Irish ?u7rS and solemn, and even sorrowful as It may be at tlmea-^ refreshes itself with streams of w \?ustc, 'humor ana convlvialitr. and, running a ?en m ocean of life, in the majesty of ?Ul TMt waWr^ven m the tide or the Amazon?asserts its power and ciaimai ? 5S^?SrJfgW2SjF5ft ssfisrs ss&r-?. S55j?|. derlng pagan kings assembled at Tare, some , SB'Rrir ss* im af ss. sftts jr&jHrjr ss&as MmM which, It.? ? Upso or . thooiiH n.r, ?" w=3s? by a band of Christian gentlemen drawn togfther y Sf Wvmzauon wheroof he P^'b? ilSTow sur# ? ? aararsaw bRd s^nad^b?M5i^ SSjtad not foretold as mmm natniniif bind men to the piece of tbeir birtue in wo cosmopolitan populaUoa which comprises the commu SufoftheU n ted States we find the various nationalities celebrating some particular day marked by an ayent in their history The Knickerbockers, who represent!the old g@fe?5sfe"55SSCes ffifesA'S. ^ss^tsyc; ii ISK.ii *$ErSr??SS" SwWSSS S^AWS srJSSMS. tty S5-~ ?trial sotamnlij?or e?le?^ k^ms J' St. Patrick BSH^ws-JSiSb! Z ? s SS hoTL STL rLllxad'w# muit'be tbeyare when the prophets foretoMI the ?wataf^wj^ gUf Regenerator of the world -u to scatter tba arose In Natareth whoea a g ^ ^ tha jwaoon of clouds of Ignorance and Ilight p tbe sur aid riee charity and goodwill to J?*.. As Ood ietnat, there which Is to anlne Jv0 ^ |,iffer1ng; and as done to U^wh^kW ^roke of Vr'tributlotj goes hand In han withering lightning, retribution will ~"L?r^J^u^?touJ5n the weak! open those who In their rtrengm wwmp in relent. and in their arrogance violate ail atym p,opio. leseiy perseoutlngap^ , tho bettor destiny of (Applau.c) Md despondency is Ireland, increiiattty l? ? , . With these iotro almo?t a crime. Mailemea, for the ductory remarks, "^^". ^fo^y' Sucing me for the with the rejular toasts of the 6veBlB|? Chief Magtatraro tbel^ldent ^UtjMDntVed oo Irishmen mrt <m hi.m.D^ at Jf ^ ? S^SSfffVtSSS* '?** ? _ Miorm, after thanking them for tba distio inhbrd hooor conferred oa him, uM be wae sorry to eay he bad ae claim oa them for any dtstlnctlen, aa ho bad (Imply endeavored, to the utmost of hta ability la the path be baa oboeea, to do his duty bonaatly to hie country. Many persona might Imagine he did net go far enough; other* on tba contrary might Imagine he went a good deal too far; but he would aay at leaet he bad earneetly and atrenuonely peraerered in the path be had cheaen, and that In hta allagtanoe to hla country ha had aarar faltered and never ewe reed. Ha waa now about turning bia face homeward, after having spent nearly etv months In a tour through tbe glorious couatry, which hud been so splendidly taken poaaaseton of by the Irish race?(laughter)?and ha was again going to renew bia earnest, bumble labor*, and be trusted that, aided by other men who bad asso ciated with him. they might be crowned with some bene ficial results. He waa, Ilka their chairman, not Inclined to despond. He wm net disheartened, but wen filled with nope; and although there had been frequent disappointment, and that hope had been delayed la Its fulfilment from year to year, Mill he moat earnestly hoped not only In the wisdom and reliance of hla countrymen, not only In tbe repentance of their legislators, but in the power of tbe public will to achieve something like justice for a people who had been ao long denied their full share of the free Instliu tloas belonging to tbe country to which they are at tached. Aa he waa now about to leave tbe country he might indulge In eometblng like a prophecy. Ha would indulge In no exaggaiation, because ha waa advanced In UfS; the season or hla youth had passed; and with a larger eipertenoe he waa able to form something like a rational opinion of the present time and of tbe probable future. He believed that?and ha would repeat It la the Houee of Gammons because there was nothing he would say here that he would not aay there?(cheers)? and mora than that, there ware many things he would say there which ha would not venture to say here. (Cheers.) Ho would aay ha believed that the strong pre sen re brought to hear upon tba British Parliament, upon the British government and people by the Irish race on tbia aide of the Atlantic, would bring prompt and Immediate attention to the claims of Ireland nnd produce a conviction in the minds of the statesmen and rulers of Britain that there wee no safety for that coun try unless Justice was done to that portion of the Eng lish dominion which, in the hour of trial and peril, had been the right arm of Bngland. (Great cheering.) He had most wisely, together with the popu lar members from Ireland, associated with the great mass oBthe English people, and with their trusted leaders, who ate two of the moet distinguished men of the age?Gladstone and Bright?the Irish people, speak ing through their representatives, give their aid and aaslstanca to the English people to obtain for them some thing hke the full meaanre of reform to which they bavo a Just claim and right. And be believed that, not only from the pressure to which he hod referred, but also from the gratitudo to which bio owe and his aaeeclair*' services had a strong claim. Ireland, without shed ding a drop Of human blood, or without the slight est injury to a human being, would receive an amelioration of Its couditlon, and above and beyond all, that which would give lha peasantry oT Ireland U)at to which they had a right and a claim?a hold on tha land and a security for lha frniU of their honest industry. (Cheers.) He bellved there was not on the fece ot the eerth a mure energetic, indus trious or moral people than tba peasantry of Ireland, and he would tell ibem tha worst persecutors or the hum hie, Industrious feiefy frMt peasantry waa not tha English Comment, hut those who breathed the same air hut not feel with lbs same'fonlmgs, and who did nut think with lbs same minds. ThO great evil was that the British government had not tHo courage to grapple with the Irish difflnalty, to aay to tbe Irish land lord*, yon mm ** InMte* to " " I was the difficulty ? that *u the WMkiW of the British gownmeui. If he had the power himeetf, b? would moke this class bow down iu homage before juatloe and right for the protection of the great maw of the indua Irioua race to whom God had given* that island. Be woald not destroy?he would reform. He would not take away one shadow of right, but he would take away the power of doing wrong. (Cheers and erlee of "Bravo.") Treat the Iruh people well, and the country woo Id bloom and prosper; treat them harehly, and in sadte of the beauty <iod had given their country with His own eternal hand, it would be muterahle. They wanted reform, and be trusted they would havo it. (Cries of "From the Fenians.") He begged them to make allowance for bis position. He had one course alone to pursue, and they would despise him if for the purpose of catching their momestary applause be seemed to agree with what he did not honestly believe. Ha had not aa.d one word there that ha would not honestly vindicate by his acts and policy in the sphere in which his constituents had placed hiro. Alluding to a forthcoming work ef his on America, Mr. Magniro con tinued that as an Irishman he was too deeply interested in America to have a thought prejudicial to its honor, or to utter one word disparaging to its people or institutions. Her Institutions Se did not thoroughly understand, but her people be profoundly admired, and the feeling of love he entertained for America waa only second to that he had Tor the land of his birth. To the next regular toast, "The city of New York? rtt In its charity as in its prosperity," Mayor John Hoffman responded In a very humorous manner, saying ho bad responded for the city of New York throe hundred and sixty-Ave times, for the last throe hundred and sixty-live days, and be had nothing new to say in reference to tt. He could never tell tn advance what phase the city of New York was going to assume and therefore he could never pre pare a speech in advance. They would all agree with him it waa a groat city, permanont and Axed as s rock and boundless In its cbaritioe and prosperity ss the ocean; but yet you could never make up your mind Ave minutes in advance wbat to say about it It was not great alone In the charity which It sent to the suffering people of Ireland or to the Cretans or to the Southern people, but in the more liberal and enlarged charity Which gave a home and political and religious equality to all the si rangers that choose to avail themselves of it It was a city great in its prosperity and from the Battery

to the northern extremity of the island was the home of a greet and prosperous people as honest, industrious and as intelligent as any similar number of people on the American continent And they denied the right of any section, country or power to limit them in the adminis tration ot their own affairs so long ns they recognized the one great law of eqnal justice and equal liberty to all men. The toast of tbe "Army and Navy" was responded to by George M. Curtiss; "Civil and Religious Liberty" by Judge Qulnn; "The National Festival of Ireland" by A. a Sullivan, and "The Irish People at Home" by John H. Harnett During the evening despatches were received from tbe Knights of 8t Patrick, Chicago, and also from the Knights in Brooklyn. A deputation from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick also offered their congratulations, and a deputation of the Knights was appointed to return tbe visit The com pany tnen separated. THE FRIENDLY SONS. Tlirlr Annual Hnnquet at Ilelntonlro'a? A Bril Hunt Affair?Addresses by John Francis Magnirv. N. P., .Indue Brady. Richard O' Uormant Mayor Hoffman and Others. The Friendly Sou of 8L Patrick pave their annual dinner last evening at Delmonico's Fifth avenue eatab. lisbment, in remembrance of Ireland's patron Saint, and of their own eighty-third anniversary. The attendance Of mcmbora and guests did not exceed fifty in all, abut any lack of numerical proportions was more than made up by the select character of the occasion and the brilliant choer which enlivened the festive scene. The table was beautifully and appropriately decorated with elaborate bouquets supported in silver vases, and in which the national and typical green or the shamrock leaves or sprigs similar in appearance were the most emblematic ornaments. In the centre was a representation of the temple of Liberty, pendent under whoee gotbic arches wero five minature ?' harps of Erin,'* and surmounting whose columns were as many cor nucopia of green twigs and delicate flowers. The Bolonde do St. Patrick, the Washington monument in which the marble looking shaft rose to its full, retatfvo proportions, as it will in reality In an in finite number of yean if it grows as it hu during the past Ave years, and what was denominated the Cham-, mitre du CWomfxs, comprised the principal ornaments. At sevsa o'clock the festivities were begun, H. L. Hoguet, President of the association, presiding, James Blew art acting as tint Vice President, and Edward Boyle as second Vioe President Among those present were also Judges Brady, Daly and Jones, Colonel Roome, John Bryan, A. Hoguet, Eugene Kelly, Isaac H. Bailey, Richard Bell, James Reed, Judge Barrett, Win. Whiteside and W. C. Barrett. Among those invited aa the gueata at the association were the Presidents of the St Andrew'a, St Nicholas and New England sodotlee; John Francis Uaguire, M. P., Richard O'Gocman and Mayor Hoffman, all of whom vein present Mesaia Motr, Roo?? snd Bslley repre senting the shove societies respectively. The dinner, which was specially excellent and 'atten tively served, having been enjoyed in all its more sub stantial versatilities, the -'flow of soul" became the order of the evening, and tba social, conversational speeches that so easily wanned into winning eloquence or eo readily flasbod into wit and humor, became the abiding voice and interest of the occasion, and so con tinued to be until a late hour?eves after eloquence had lost so mewhat of Its point and witticisms had gradually grown less direct and apparent Throughout the evening a band of music interspersed the cheerful and agreeable reremoDlee of the occasion with popular Irish and American aire, with a delicate sad graceful touch here and there or Italian or German opera, as it baa found a voice through the genius of Ver di, Bellini or Beethoven. During the festivities a genuine specimen of the sham rock was shown, which had been received by Richard O'Gonnan in s letter by the last mail from Ireland. At about nine o'clock the Ohairxajs made sn intro ductory speech, in which be remarked that this was the eighty-third ountversarv of the society, having been established in 1786, wtieo Mr. McCornilck sat in the chair. Since the last anniversary death bed been among the ranks of the association, and Peter R'ea, John B. Dillon, Arthur O'Dnnnell and Daniel Devlin had fallen at bis stroke. They assembled solely as Irishmen to fraternise the celebration of St. Patrick's Day. (Ap plaueo ) The lint regular toast, "The Day ws Celebrate," was then proponed; "A day dear to the hearts of Irishmen and their descendants all over the world, for tbo loving memories it evokes and the social enjoyments It per petuates." In response to this toast Judge Brady said that be did not mtand to make a speech, but that be oouid net let that toast go by unanswered. He fan that oo this oc casion Carlisle's sxpraealea would net no It?"speech is great, but atlaoee M greater." (Applause.) He wangled te aay that at the respectable Irishmen that be saw yes terday oo the street, marching throegb Urn shwh aad ?bow, the meat of them beloawod to temponmee socio ties (Laugh lor.) Tho ham blast Irishman would seek soma litUo spot where ha ooald keep the shamrock. (Laugbtor.) He bad aeon to the procession "God save the Green"?(applause)?and bo had only made these remark* so that the shamrock might not be alighted. (Applause.) It was glorious to see such mute, hand some men as Richard O'Gorman? (laughter)? although he waa aware that many Irishmen bed left Ireland ex pressly to see himself. (Laughter.) The second regular toast, "The United States"? I ong live the Union In her union bleat. True ireedom'a bom*, the wander of the Waal. To tbia toast Judge Daly responded, remarking that he oonld not exactly say he arose with pleasure, for the reason that he had hoped to dine with the Friendly Sons of Si. Patrick without the obligation of making a apoech. (Laughter.) In 17M Hugh tialnos celebrated the day with the beating of drama before the Irish reridancoa of the rltv and In (he craning the occasion was observed in a social manner. Wm. Constable, an old merchant, waa the first President of the society, and waa associated with Robert Morris and Goaverneur Morris. It was predicted by Wm. Constable, shortly after the accom plishment of our national independence that New York would become the mercantile centre of this country, and It might be of the world. Thia favorably indicated Irisb foreitght at that time. (Applause.) The United Rules waa groat in resources and in the privilagss It granted the*cluxena of all nationalities. (Applause.) Tho pur chase of Louisiana many yaara ago was opposed by some because It was supposed the possession of tho month of the Mississippi eras of no consequence In view of lbs belief tbal the country would never extend west of the Allecbnoles. (Laughter.) It was prophesied many years ago that Now York and Philadelphia were destined to be rival cities, from tbolr goograpb'cai po sit,on, for "they were by natur* rivals for the trade of New Jersey." (laughter.) It waa scarcely possible to tell how far west the country would rxteud. It would probably one dty bo limited only by the setting sun. (Ijtughtor and applause.) This nation bad been tried more severely than Greece or Rome. It bad been tried even by the ordeal of flre^od bad come out as tbal I metal did which receives its vlrtuoa from the fiery con tact (Applause.) Rhe had come out of these trials by the principle of unity, which Is syllabled otrthe pennon that floats from the mouth of tlio American oaglo? "F. plurthos unum"?in union thero is strength. (Ap plause ) The third angular toast " Ireland?The name of dear old Ireland la In Itself an Inspiration to, aa well as a memorial of. all the virtues which crown patriotism, dis tinguish and was dignify peace. Let us proudly strive to sustain and illustrate tho character given to her by the intellect of lbs world." To ibis toast Wm. O Haksutt replied, saying that he was not a modest man?(langbter)? yet he felt some what emharrasssd on tins occasion. Ho was hero to slump it?(laughter)-for at Uila hour he had not a tlniiic connected idea, (laughter.) Yet when he cam* to -peak of ireiaod It became him to do the best he could. (Applause.) He did not know much about St. Patrick, whom be believed was freiaud's patron saint. Yet he knew that hie father was a Scotchman, his mother a woman-daughter)?and that there fore he waa an Irishman. tLaughler.) It m a,ud tbal he tmilt temples of worship, expelled soaket from Ireland, and "with n pint ho washed down his die coorscs, for he always detested dry preaching. ' <[*u((Uter and npplanso.) 81. Patrick waa never married, for hint ones maka no mention of n Mrs. Sc. Patrick, (laughter ) It waa, therefore, unjust to oall ibemaalres the Kooa of flt Patrick, (laughter.) a certain I took say* "He who is unmarried verve* Uie Lord, but ha IBM m smrr'nd ta thy thtngs oTths warid to ?lease " " .B and imuM bit wife." (Laughter.) Ireland *W honor*, ble and memorable for Uw achievements of bar poets, miwin, orator* and mldlsw, who had rough! to achieve tba huertiea of every lead. (Applauee.) Yet be had beard a New England minister recently forget the merits of Iristtfbravery and patriotism for their adopted country lira jeat appreciation of Puritan ?fforta. The Inab were eminently gallant, and this had gtran them their character of pug nacity. (laughter.) The Englishman fought to extend bin territory; the Kreach for conqueet, the Datcbman for lore or diacipline, Use Yankee eften for money, but the son or Erie for lore of fun. (Laugh ter. ) Re came out with hi* Mend, and for lore of him knocked him down, (laughter.) Raving captured New York it wae not to be expected that the Irish man should ceeee to capture Dublin. (Laughter and applause.) He owed his firet allegiance to Ireland, where bis buried frieeds reposed, and where be yet hoped the sunshine of a national prosperity would yet break through the political elouds that environed her now. (Applauan) The fourth regular toast, "The city of New York?Im Cal In her liberality, enterprise and patriotism, ahe la worthy eapttal or the Empire State." This waa loudly cheered, and in the absence of Mayor Hoffman, who had'not yet arrived, Richard B. Con >ou.r responded. This call, be remarked, was unex pected. He felt he was not capable of responding to that toast in place of John T. Hoffman. (A voice? "Why nott") (Laughter.) Because I am generally known as a mod eat Individual. (Laughter.) Yet an Irishman wou'd generally try to get out of a tight place in the beet manner he conld. (Laughter and ap plause. ) It was a fit theme for a Hoffman or an O'Uor man to respond to. (Applause.) He remembered the city or New York forty years ago, when It hardly ex tended beyond Prince street, and when all the business wax done la Pearl street, William street and Its surround ing lance end alleys. He then met two gentlemen who were present at this banquet?(James Stewart and his brother)?and who gave him excellent advice. (Ap plause ) Since then he bad grown and strengthened, and he owed bis advancement to their friendly counsel. He saw all around him in high positions either the sons of the "old soil" Itself, or else sons of tta descendants. (Applause.) It was proper, therefore, that an Irishman should respond to tnis toast. (Applause.) They were all so happy in this glorious country that he only hoped in a few years the land that gave thorn birth would be equally free and prosperous (Applause.) A beautiful song, entitled "My Pretty, Pretty Jane," was then sung, in exoelieat style, by Mr. Hudson. The fifth regular toast?"The Poets and Dramatists of Ireland. They have beld the mirror up to nature and reflected not only the wit and pathos, the comedy and tragedy of their native land, but of human nature at large"?was responded to by Riowrb O'Gormak. He was heard with euthusiasm. He was glad to have sat again at the annual dinner of this ancient society, and to see his old frleDd Hoguet in the cbalr. France had often taken an Irishman and made a Frenchman of him, but they bad taken a Frenchman and made an Irishman or him. (Laughter.) He had felt gome sensation when it was said because St Patrick had no wife they were necessarily illegitimate sons. (Laughter.) St Patrick was a bondsman In Ireland. But before he be came a saint he hnd married, and was on that account enslaved. (Laughter.) Irelknd was a poetical country. It was a poetical people. The harp was exempt from execution according to Irish laws. All Irish Haiti tat ions were poetical. "God save you," and "God save you kindly," "God bless all here," "God save all here," and "God bless the work." Spencer's Fairy Queen was inspired by the scenery of Irish rivers. (Applause.) Patriotism had found its sweetest expression in the metrical compositions of Thomas Moore?(applause)?Thomas Davis, and Charles i, who translated the German and Arablo poetry. Mangum, were Iriih poet*. Then there was John Francis Ma guire?(applause?? Father Prout, who walked along the banks of the River I-ee, Sheridan. Kenney, Goldsmith and Brougham. (Applause.) There was something poetical even in the life of the Irish emigrant. (Ap plause.) Everywhere Irishmen preserved their poetical tove of their native land. Whether on the banks of tbe * Blackwater or of the Shannon, in Aus tralia or on the Pacific or Atlantic slopes of America. (Applause.) Ireland was the mother of men, won-a, soldiers, poets and heroes. (Ap plause ) She i-ould point tat these as tbe Roman mother did to n.e Gracchi?"these are my Jewels." (Ap plause.) Every thoughtful American recognized the immense serr. . cs tbe Irish emigration bad rendered to the United Sir.res. (Applause.If This oeuntry needed theBtrong nru 'out heart ?? conquer tbe obstacles of natnre ami : rue rigors 4f climate. (Applause.) In the late ti i: <? Irish aoldmr did his daty. (Ap plause.) His r' ?? ? ? now balds the American, the Gorman and all 11 < c who fount and died to preeervo this nationality. :rplausft) ?? wished with all his heart that John huvege were km, but he wished os Killy that the Kocioty wouhi never have a worse ident than ft had, and wood never spend a lees cheerful evening. | An Irish song waa then sung bytMr. Hudson. The sixth regular toast-" Civil alt Religion Liberty? the only basis upon which sooiew can be firmly estab lished," waa responded to by Jon Hums Mabdirx, M. F. During tbe reading of this toasL tbe word " Ireland" was accidentally Substituted for Sootety. The amend ment was loudly cheered. Mr. Maura? remarked In reply that one of the duties I of the Christian wae to take the stranger in. and he had undoubtedly been done tor. He accepted the taast end its amendment, and thought the latter gave front and force to the sentiment eoaneieted. (Applause.) If otvil and religious liberty had been granted long ago, Ireland would not to-day he a subject for sympathy. A man who bad done moch, to realise these I principles, had recently pawed away. (Ap plause.) In Ireland, they ?ps nnfortunatey e church the Elate, an injustice to the majority, and a degradation. (Applause.) He wanted to see the seme system established in Ireland under which American institutions bad flourished. (Applause.) In America those who in Ireland were Orangemen were changed here and tolerant, and wished tbe seme state of religious affairs there as exists hem. If them was aay race that brought with them la spirit of liberty it wee the Irish race. (Applause.) For these hundred years it had tuf uid endured, fared and endured, and the faith that was in it, thank God, had not wavered for an hour. (Applause.) A man's religious Ikith wae e matter far tbe determination of conscience and our relations to God. (Applnuse.) That principle was well knewn here, end he wanted it to be understood m Ireland, He wae grateful to the friendly eons of St. Patrick Tor their kind hospitality, and it was but aootbor memory to carry bark to Europe of the grealnoes and glory of this coun try, am eepo ially of this city. (Applause.) Moreover, ho was glad to know that all Irishmen here adhered with passionate devotion to the Green Iele across the ocean. (Applnuso.) oaltb of ill The health of Payor Hoffman was then drank, after which be replied in e few pertinent remarks. The seventh regular toast, "Our Sister Societies?we extend to them what we hav^received from thorn?tbe right hand or fellowship, and cead mills failthe," was responded to by the gentlemen present representing these societies. The eighth regular toast, "Tbo Army and Navy?Rivals in the guardian-hip of the Republic?they are united in the affections or the People," was reponaed to by Colonel Room a The ninth rognlar usA, "Woman?The guide of child hood, inspiration of youth, comfort of maturity and blessing of all," was responded to by Judge Brady. Tbo tenth regnlfer toast, "The Press"?"A free press Is the expression of a free people, one cannot exist without the other, and both are the strongest forms of civiliza tion," was appropriately responded to, after which a number of volunteer toasts and speeches closed the socle feeuvtMea THE DAY IN BROOKLYN. Yesterday the various fnsh societies la Brooklyn to read oat la large numbers la honor of Ireland's patron aniat, and tbo panda, which waa the firat independent aaa they ever bad la Brooklyn, waa quite aa iatpoalnc iffhir. There was a liUlmeontenUon when the arrange mania were being made aa to which of the societies ahouId have the honor of the right of the Ilea, hot this trouble waa aoon adjusted, and at the parade an excel lenl degree of harmony prevailed betwoen all the aocte tles. The programme of arrangements, with the order of preceaston, route, Ac., published, waa not de viated from in the least. The members of the different associations assembled at tboir meeting rooms at an early hour, donned their regalias, and at ten o'clock were upon the streets, headed by hands of music and making their way to Park avenue, where the line was to ba formed. Shortly after eleven o'clock the column moved and proceeded over the route, which waa Hood with people anxious to witness tha display. Flags and emblems of Irish nationality were displayed from ths public and many private buildings, bhortly after one o'clock the nroceeaion reached the City Hall and passed through the ntrk, where they were reviewed by Mayor Booth and several members of the Common Council. At (our odock the societies were reviewed by the (irand Marshal, Daniel O'Reilly, at Washington Park, when they were dlsmiaeed and returned again te tbeir meeting rooms. Ml. Patrick's Neeisty of Brooklyn?Speeches bv Kev. Father Kccgnn, Mr. Henry Mcl'lss key? Mr. Mtepken J. Cnloban nod Others. In accordance with tbeir usual custom, the 8L Patrick's Society of Brooklyn gave tbeir annuel dinner last evening, thus appropriately concluding the festivi ties attendant upon the birthday of Ireland's "patron saint." The banquet this year took place at the Pierre pout House, corner of Montague and Hicks streets, and proved in every respect to be a highly succeesful and enjoyable afalr, equalling, if not surpassing, any of Aa seventeen predecessors, and affording a delightful oppor tunity for the reunion of mauy friends who hed not met since the festive gathering ut 184(1. Hhortly after r-even o'clock the guests began to arrive at the hotel, where they were received by a ooarteoes reception committee, consisting of the following ndm*d gentlemen:?Richard Tlernan, chairman; Thomas Cer roll, William Casey. Thomas Rorke, F. O. Turner, J. A. (lilmore and P. J. Regan. Ai shoui a quarter past eight o'clock the company, which consisted of nearly two hundred gentiemsn, proceeded to tho banquet hall, which was tasteinlly decorated with the Hiarv and Stripes and the (been banner of Erin, which caused It to pre sent quite a beautiful appearance.- A fell length painting of St. Patrick occupied a prominent posi tion on the wall, and attracted considerable atten tion. Along the er.iiro length of the spacious banquet hall were extended tables, at which the company became seated after grate had been pronounced by Rev Father Keepan. Thomas Kin sella, president of the society, presided'and among the Invited guests present were John W. Hunter, Tunis O. Bergen, Brigadier tlenetnl Hamuel Hrahara, Charles Franks ex-lTesldenl of the Common Council, and oth er*. The dinner was served up in excellent style, em bracing a variety or dishes prepared In a manner which could not fail to tickle the palate of tne most fastidious epicurean or elicit tbe hearty satisfaction of the entha?d svtic gourmand Aficr the discussing of the various viands, which occupied neerty two beam, the cloih was removed end lbs feast ef reeeot ted few ef se?P' begun. The eempeny, having dene ?r'- Justice to the (hast, directed their attention to the hood of the tables, when the Preridenl, alter a Wearing by Bee. father Keegaa, extended a hearty welcome to the gueeta of the aociety present In a few appropriate remark*, and concluded by proposing tba Drat regular toast of the evening, "St. Patrick's Day and all who honor it, aaored in Ita inatitutton, lime honored in 1U observance.? After muric by the band present, the Rev. Father Kaaojji reaponded to the toast, saying that It waa a great pleaanre to him to meet so many gentlemen of dif ferent nationalities on an occasion like this. He did not see why they should call this day the national restlvni el Ireland; it eught rather to be kept aa a universal holiday by the whole universal race, for there were other countries besides Ireland contending for we honor or ih# birth of m. Patrick. The reverend gentleman reterrod to the Fenian movement In Ireland, and remarked that Ware should be more of Yankee genius and Yankee pluck to enliven it. Then there would be "no such word as fall." (Applause.) The perseverance ef wo Yankee should be united with Ihe fighting element of Ireiaud, and the British lion would go roaring to Ma den and Wa power of England would reel before ? well di rected charge of Yankee genius and Irish valor. (I<ou<l applause.) He did not know but perhaps In expressing these principle* be might be exceeding his duties aa chaplain of the St. Patrick's Society, buy he thought that there might be at Wast one day in the year in which he could do ho. Father Keegnn spoke but a short time, and hia remarks war* received with apptauun throughout. The aecood regular toast proposed was:?"Ireland? suffering, faithful, hopefol,' was responded by Mr. Hasar McClumt, City Clerk, who said Wat it waa a source of pleasure to biro, as wotl as to all present, to see this, what might now be called venerable so< loty still nourishing and vigorous, mooting with unflagging spirit and in undiminished numbers, lor be thought a larger comiumy never eat down before We present to celebrate their llnte houorod anniversary. The lapse of years would satisfy all, at least, that however t'me might enable Went to guide tlwur by the lamp of experience, vet Weir earliest impress.ons were always the purest and best, and tho somes that wore a**oc ated in the memory with the recoilections of their earlier days were always dear to W* lioart. Tjtercloro It was that he bad risen, with feelings of pleasure, not unmixed with a certain degree of regret, to respond to tho to art which had b*en pro nouncod. Ireland was linked to them by ties and asso ciations more teuder still; for it waa not always We scenes and memories of past pleasure that were most treasured by the human heart. The people of Ireland were more attached to their Dative country Wan any other people on We globe, aud there was no cot in Wat land which not witnessed scenes of misery; no hill or valley which had not witnessed scenes of Seraecutlon and at the same iiuio scenes of ravery and fortltudo that scorned the op pressor. The toast had coupled with tho name of Ireland the words, snlTerlog, faithful, hopeful, and the claim of the Irish people to the first of those ad.jec? tives would not be disputed, and their right to the othct two was undeniable. Every man who bad road history knew that the penal lawa of Ireiaud wero without par allel in legislation, that Wey were not merely violatlnf the principles of Justice and liberty, but the most sacred Bontlments of tho human heart. He kDCw that many of those laws had boon repealed or falleu Into abeyance, yet to-day tbe people of Ireland wero without even ak Interest In We soil tboy were attempting to cultivate. Mr. McCloskoy, In speaking of the Fenian movement, referred to We fact that tbore bad been humbugging leaders, who expected to overthrow the British empire by tbe cabalistic "C. O. I. R ." men who- ought to have their backs well lashed by whips in tbe bands of every honest person. But as to the man who had done aught to risk his life for Ireland, We speaker would to God that his words might reach him wherever be might b? and convay to his drooping soul the as^urauco that, branded aa a felon as he is by the law of England, Id tbe eyas of the liberty loving people of America be was a hero. The kindest and most generous wishes of the race clustered around him on that night, and fervent prayers were offered up to God In his bohalf. Mr. Mc Cloekey continued at soma length and was frequently In terrupted by applause. After more music the third regular toast was an nounced as follows:?"The United Slates or America may love and harmony speedily blend tboir people in mutual good will." Buret* J. Colabam responded. How nations sink, by darling aohnmes oppressed, When vengeance listens to the fool's request. Mr. Colohan waa frequently applauded during the da livery of bis speech. The toast to "Tht Press" was responded to by Mr. John Btakton (Orry O'Lanus), of tbe Brooklvn Atpfc, who made a very clever but brief speech, whrtfc was very favorably received by the company. Tbe remain ing toasts, which were responded to by various gentle men present, were aa follows:?"Our sister societies," "Tbe memory of O'CouneU," ' Thq poets ef Ireland," "Tha oily of Brooktyn," "Woman." Many informal toasts were proposed, drank and responded to. and thus (he hours slipped away, until tbe near approach of dawn warned the aaaemblaga that tbe festivities most ooaolnde. Then was It that the company dispersed, evidently high ly pisassd with themselves and tbe world about them. THE DAY ELSEWHERE. New Jersey. The celebration yesterday was the grandest near wit* nested In Jersey City. About eleven o'clock tbe societies moved In procession from Jersey avsnne, down Ursnd sMpst, and afterwards through the principal atresia of the city, (hence to Hcboken and Hudson City. On pass ing Mayor Cleveland's residence, that gentleman, before whoee house the Stan and Stripes waved, sainted each body. Tbe procession was headed by a platoon of pollen When passing through Hoboken ? grand compliment was paid to tbe Fenian volunteers, whor# n "three times three" wse given with a boarty good will, in honor of the fighting men of the Tara Circle, the captain of which IsO. J. Meoban, of Hudson < ity. The Young Men's Father Matthew No. 1 and No. 2 did not parade, but devoted the funds for that purpose to tbe cause of tho Fenians. In all the city offices the American flag floated proudly as If greeting the sons of Irolond on tbe dawn of independence to thofr motherland. Never was such enthusiasm witnessed as that which greeted tha appearance of the rreeu flag witn the harp and sun burst The insignia which distinguished tho different bodies was much tho same as that worn by the New York societies. In the evening a grand military and civic ball was given at Odd Fellow's II.II. Hoboken. for thobonefitof Ihe volunteers of the Tara Clrelo or the Fenian Brotherhood. For Ihe llrst time in many years the anniversary of St Patrick was not celebrated In Newark by a public parade. The day was not allowed to pass by, howover, without some sign to show that It was still kept In hal lowed remembrance. East evening two entertainments were given In its honor. Tbe more advanced children of tbe Catbolic school performed the Wltcb of Rosenberg, at tbe Catholic Institute in New street. Tbe stage was ' beautifully trimmed and fitted up for the occasion. A large audience waa in attendaoco, aud a handsome sum was realized. The Young Friends of Ireland, an associa tion recently formed, gave a supper in huMV of the day, at which a large number of guests were present. Albany. Albany. March 18, 1887. 8t Patrick'! Day waa generally observed bare by lbe Iriah population, several military companies end ertrtc prooeaeloca parading the streets. A large and very eatbuetaatic t en An meeting, participated la by ibe members of the Stephen's and Robert's circles, waa bald in Tweddle Ball tbU evening, and several thousand dol lars wars contributed towards the canst. Boston, Marab 18, M?V. St. Patrick's Dsy waa celebrated In Ibis oily la (be usual enthusiastic manner. A procession, oompoaed of the various Irish societies, was formed under the escort of the Ninth Massachusetts regiment, marched tbtougb several of the principal street^ and attracted much se lection In the afternoon an oration was delivered by i oloool Guiney, in i'ancuil Hall, which was listened to by a large audience. CMcsgSi Caicsoo, Mareb 18,180T. 8t Patrick's Day was celebrated to-day by a proces sion, composed of Fenian military and Ibe various Irish benevolent and temperance societies. The number of persons lu the pi occasion was varioesly estimated at from Ova thousand to tan thousand. CANADA. Arrant of a Frnlen Mpv at Maopenelaa Bridge? Imporieut Papers Foued MS Hlas?Cetehra tloa of Hi. Patrick's Day. Toronto, & W., March 18, 1MT. A Fenian spy was arrested at Suspension Bridge on Saturday. Be bad been followed from this city by de? tec lives, who, on searching bis satchel, found a plan of tba city of Toronto end plans of all Its banks and prtn ctpal public buildings, s map of the Niagara frostier, a list of the names of ths Judges who sentenced lbs Feni ans at ths rcoont trials, of ths attorney who prosecuted them end of the witnesses who testtQod against them, and other documents containing information of a similar character. Bo Is said to be s relation of ons of the con victed Fenians now In the penitentiary, lis waa brougbt to ibis city ibis morning. It is expected that than will be Important developments at his trial. Ii having been understood that the Hlb rniaa Society Intended to perado the stroets yesterday, tbe police au thorities wore instructed not to permit any band of music to play on the street, nor to allow soy asscmbfsge of persons carrying banner*, be., as this was calculated to create a breach of the peace. Tbe procession, conse quently, did not take place. Bistiop Lynch, In a discourse nt St. Michael's Cathe dral, expressed pleasure to Und that the procession had Wn abandoned. In the course of some general remarks on the present aspect of affairs he eipressed the opinion that the Canadian government was the freest in ths world, and he was ounfldent that so Irishman In the country would fail to stand up for the defence of the government if the necessity arose. Fewr* ?ll?Mlv Ssbsnllug, but Warlike Pre pare! lens Ntill (iofSg-Os. Momnui, O. K-, March 18, 180V. Although there if aothlag on ths frontier to cause alarm si prsosot, active preparations are being made to bars troops in readiness to mors rapidly to any point. Ths troops we armed with the ftnyder rifle, They tee ?re Iti round* in forty-two sooted*.