Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 5, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 5, 1855 Page 2
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DINNER TO GEORGE LAW. h? Leading Politic Urn*, Clergymen, U?)?ra Md Other* Thought of Uu Onh fieorgc in 1858, Ac., Ac, [Front the New York Herald, May 23, 1862.] Ihe complimentary dinner tendered by a number of eee noit eminent ci titans to Hon. George L* r, in token et their appreciation ol fclc pent acrvtce ti ? Ainerlonn Hnnueni and industrial interests, came oL' lact eren teg at the Aator Bouse, and *u, beyond qucction, tbe nMt sumptuous and marked feast ever given within the wall* ol the Aator or any other plaee, on a ?ima*r Hiintn 81* o'clock wee the hour appointed for the 4 loner, but it wac a quarter peat seven be I or* the com pany eat down. Tee oiamg hall wee decorated wiiti ?age an* tri color fes teasing. , XX the baekef the chair waa a model ef tie Illinois steamship, and another of the yacht America, ear fcj the oiido ** Q#org6 Lit j" in large red let tin ,mi a white ground; aad immediately above, the same of " Robert Fuliou," in Hack lettera upon a white Cteend. At the opposite side of the room waa the name ef " Henry Eckforo, ' also tn black letters upoo a white ?Niid. with pint border; and usderneath. ia immense white letters upen a deep enmton ground, the word ???regen," and beneato it a beautiful model of the tieorgla George Law's favorite steamship. lhe tables, with covers (or aboat three hundred persona, presented a magnificat appearasce Meaers. Culeman h Btetaou had a cane Uauchr to provide, without limit, whatever eeold give test or eclat to the (east, and the faocy or Api err.s would bare been putsled to call lor a luxury, edible er bi bible, that waa not ready for hia palate. It waa a culmination of the glories of the wine cellar and the rut tine, worthy el the providers aa<l the parUtera. Among the ??lenciu confectionery ornaments were a model of the Panama Hailread, and the humble house in wfticb ?cert* Law waa fcorn ... _ , . . At the Dead of the table, on the right of the Pres dent, !???* Newton Eli) , sat toe guest of the evening, George Lnw, Esq ; the Hon W. Tucker, Philadelphia; J. a. Wester velt, Judge Boswortb, Ittneral Sandford, rtecre tarv Morgan, (State of New York;) G. C. Benedict, and Br J K. Worn. On the lelt of the Preaident, Wm. H. Webfe, Hon. J. E. Ecsall, ex-R*corder Talmadge, Ju^ge Wcecrutl, the Minister to New Granada, W H. Aspin w*W, aad J. L. Stephens. At the foot of the table, the Vast Vice President was J. Dtmon; Second Vice 1'rosl cent. H. A. Hulburt; Third Vioe Presides'. E. F. Pnrdy. Awaeag iho tlatwguiehed gent?#ineD in the body of the ?eem we noticed John Van Buren Jaa Murphy, (Fulton ben Works, l Hon. John McKeen, Col. Stooblns, Capt. Vincent, Ca'pt Stone, Major 8*nd.'ord, James T. Brady, Akerman Tweed, Edwin Croawell, i ol. Helavao, Aider man Smith, Alderman Compton, (President of the Board ef Ah'ermen. ) Alderman Cornsll, Prosper M. Wetmore, (ol. Richard M. flee, ex Alderman Jumea Kelly, Marshall O. Bobert*, Isaac V. Fowler. Esq , Alderman Brisley, Hen. E V R Wright, ef New Jersey, Aas-etant Alder man Brown, Dr. James R Wood, Alderman Ring, Aid* r aaan lobtrty, Augustua Conover, Eeq., Thomas Farron, etgineer, George Sander*, of the Demwratir Review, Oliver Cbailick, C A Dana, T. E Tomiinson, tic. An aseemblsge altogether so striking we have seldom before witnessed. It wax a concentration of enterprise, talent and intellect, gathered from tbo pursuit* that most distinguish our country and age? the merchant, the mechanic, the inventor, the capitalist, tb- jurist, Ike man of ideas and typea? brave, hard workers all? and the scene waa profoundly inspiring of noble pride in ear ei'y, our country and our race. It was a grand combination of the elements of modern civiliiatlen, pow er and progress . Subjoined, from onr own Botes and tbe reports or our morning contemporaries, we give such < pitome of the nroMOolng* as oar space will permit, the speech of the guest of the evening, Hon. Mr. law, we have quote i ta full Replete with Bound sterling sense, it was re ceived with merited app'euae, and will be road with ceep teterest. The idoaa anl experiences of the men who footer the greatest enterprises of the a<e ara Ussona worthy ol study. Mr. Law w?Bted no words in idle rhetor is. His utterance was unatudie I, compact, weighty and to tbe punt ? liae the sledge hsmmer blows that chape the evasks and shafts of his matchless steamers. He had no inexhaustible theme, and inexhaustible ideas to de velope and illustrate it. But we leave him to the reader. Other apcakera, to whom we must mare briefly allude, Aid themselves and the ccoasion honor. The letters from persons invited but unable to participate iu the dinner, read with good emphasia by Gen. Mather, we ombliah txclc&lvely. Tbey awell the tribute paid to Amencan enterpTifC, talent and integrity. Upon tbe removal ot the cloth, the gr??t buainsas of tbe evening commenced Jhe President, Isaac Newton, E?q., eose and said ? Xijse and oft lejet tion has sanctioned the custom o. MMking appropriate acknowledgments to those engaged is tbo a set ul employments and avocations of civilized kfe Tbe men who have excelled ia the adm nvstrVajn ef government ? in the practice of tke law? in success ?ully gniding Ibe armed host-- of the nation in the war nier '? lie Id or doomed the foe to ocean'a grave? and urn suacessful in tho devlopement of tlie resources or natnre and tbe perfection of mecbsn cs, have, from time to time, been honored by their fellow citiaona with pub ic iemonst ration of their approbation and admiration. Admon sbed by these time-honored examples, a aumwr ef tbe artimni and mecban'cs? mtn In comnerctu an . mercantile pur^ts in tma c:ty-hav ug witnewed in tlt ?,f their fellow citizen* that genius in i sa go and oners? of purpose in execution, *o oeoessary te tbo de vclepement cf our reaourcee, the* perfection of our m? cbaaical arts, and tbe enlargement ot our commerce at heme and etrcai, on the land and oa the sea, thought i creditable to ttitmRelves to m<ke nomo ackaowledgment sf their apprec ation of his valuable services; and they have lelt that the honor was more especially due to this individual, because bis success in the varioua pursuits and cnterpriiesin which he has been engaged with lite honor U himself and his country, wac i umUbA tyhrt and cellegiate advantages, uncupperted by patrimonial wealth and in the absence of titled anl privileged pro ?enitora. We have gathered Vigeth.r to honor the mtn oho haa honored the occupation of tbe farmer in boy Itcod and jouth? the laborer and constructor of canals io early manhood? tto designer a:il builder of our Ccest Wla ce? and railroads our fleetest and noolest steamers, hefere tbe prime of life has wasted? the m?.n who hn extended hie influence from the mdu.11 liaojts of the farm yaro over continent and o:e*n. And while thua honor \ma induatxy, perseverance, energy, anl gen us, in our eoeal, we can, with confidence and pride, aay to the farmer boy , the apprentice, the aons of tbe humolest. that in this glorious country the portals o' fame and honor. In every pursuit o? life, worthy of man's nspira ttein, arc wtoe open to industry, application and energy. ^lbe Pre* id<nt aoncluJei br giving tb? following toart, which was duly honored: ? The Pjeaident ot the United States- Mueio? "Hail Co Jiimbia. . . , . ? this atage of the pTCcefdingi> a number of utc<l behind tne head table, and contribute', oy ^?^ereifst to add a feature of inwre.t to ;be fcft ?*?anf?. Mathxk read the folloeing leUers^lnvitaUrm from Wash ngton Hunt. Ambrose . K neniim?nt) r Dickinson, Samuel Houston (with a ?corre Ashmun. George Br > u4rt M " Perry iLecher. L.tber Bradiah, Fmaauel B Hart, M. ---1 err y, 7 Ingr abate, lhomas S Boeock, and James Buhop FROM MAYOR KIXOSLAKP Mayor's Om?, May 19. l^o.. D*ar Sir? 1 am in receipt of ^ to tbe dinner to be giT*n to George dj t^fcMew eltizeni, in token of their high appreciation of ?c ^ncflt which this c ly la. derived fiom his energy .f *>. ????i t~j m* vtncteicho to whom puch a m^nife?litMn ih more taatlV <5? 5m to Mr I*w. ard would gladly pay my wrunal testimony to his worth and services oy being ?re**f)t on that occasion Irceret however, that an en*ag?ment for to-morrow ?veoinir w'ill deprive me o* the pleasure o. joining yoa^ Ud Vtth my beat wishes for the continued prosperity <k fhcwcrtby recipient of jour induced l^nors_aud my tega rit to the gentlemen who h*v* favored me with havitation, I am. air, youra, truly, Krvfi?T a?ID O. Chakuck, Esq. A C- KINGbLANU. FROM GOVERNOR HIT XT. A l.ri a n v, May 19, 1852. Dili Sib? It would give me raacn pleaoure to nait? with you in the complimentaty dinner t:> Georg>>Ltw, Kaq. if it were practicable. But my olHciaJ eoi<ftift? m*ita make it inpovelble for me to accept jour kind lo TitotKia. The entriy and force of character which be kM diaplayed in forwarding useful public enterpr.?ee, Mmtti tii* highest appreciation. V?ry re?p?etfuUy, y*n??, WASHINGTON Ht'N T. John Duior, Eiq., Chairman, he. KKOM BOX. D. S. DICKINSON. Binchamton, May 17, 1952. fimrrLKMKN? A* I wm about leaving bom* thia morn tag tn fclfil a bn?iBea? ?ngacement, I received a polite not* inviting me to unite in a complini'ntary dinner given te George Law, by bia numerauafriende, aa a t?-t.mocial ?f Mgard for hi* ebaracter, and tb* beneflu hi* enter ynae* have conferred upon the country Entertaining a high regard tmr the character of thia dtatinguiehed Cttl'man, it would afford me mueh pMaaure to attead , t time ia not allowed me and I can ouy thank yon fcr ynur civility, and subecri be myaelf, yonr* truly. John Dmow, Eaq., Ohai rmao. v, 8. DICKINSON. 0. Cbarliok, Eaq., Seeretary. mo* nCRIAL HOUSTON Washington , May 18, 1852. Mi Drar Sir? With pleasure I acknowledge your ktedneM In ff?rw*rling me an invitation to a '?'?ompli meatary dinner." to be given by the citizen* *f hum Terk, at the A at or Honae, on tb* 20th inatant, to G*org* L*w, fc*q. It Will be tmpoaoible for me to be preeent on tfceoccaaian, aa tbe pre** of offioial bm.nee? will requtm ay attendance in the Senate, tb* *ate*m whi?h I en tertain tor kr. Law aa a man, united with or admlri Wn *f htm ae an enterprtlng citizen, would indnev my attendance if it were po*?ibl*. M muat b* by the en terpriae of anch men tbat our eommerc'al character ia te M advanced, and our national r<??ourt e? developed. 1 forwaid a aantiaaent ? ?eerge Law? National antarpriee deaervea national (rati tale. I an. with aincere regard, Hall HOUSTON. 0. OiARurx, Eaq., Secretary, to., N*w York. PROM HON u RRAD1HH Ovrir* or ArmhTa5T Trbastrbr of I'mrm Btatw, ) N*w York, May 19 1852. f ?obr lyinoif, E*q., Chairman ? 8j?? I am thia day favored with your note of the 14?h teataot, inviting me to a complimentary dinner to be ?ven to George law. K*q at the Aator Hon**, on Thura 7*7/ 2oth mutant, and re* ret exceedingly that my engamimenta will not permit m* the high jmifleation ao obligingly offered mo in yonr kind invi Wlth a i*qnaat, therefore, that yon will he pl****d te ?eeeive for ymiteeif, and oommuninat* te thoe* yon re f?**"1 occaaion, my eordial and du* acknow ??nwnte for yonr flattering invttetion, and th* ex ymwaw* ?r my alnc*r* regrat* that I cannot avail my - V '*? ' ?**atn, air, with |r*at r*ap*at your ob? ?ant aervaat, L. BftADHH. nou Tm now. nnonna ahhuvh. _ . Awtor Horn, lUv 90. 18S2. th* frtonda of Mr^7w. 1 entertain for that patkmaa feeling* of th* htgh**t repaid and know no tM mora dowrvtef of nek a com nbnient m bi? menda propose. Very rospoct'ullT yoars, John Dimo*. Koq 6k5. ASftMUJf. FROM TUB BOH . GEO. BBJOUM. Hoes* OF Refkmbntativw, U 9., May 19, 1853. Sib? I kave tbe honor to acknowledge the receipt of Tear fever of the 14th instant, inviting me to attend a dJnetr to M given George Lew. Bsq , at the Aetor Honee, en the 20th initent. It would afford me great pleasure in be ib ft present on that occasion of <Ioln| honor to oar diitiBiuiibed and enterprising fellov-cititen,Goorr? Law, Esq , who from bta paet outer, feat done so much to re flect eitdit upon the American charaeter.that he deserves well this mark of your approbation I regret my pub lie duties here eevp?l me to decline the aeoepting your kind invitation. Roapectfully, vour obedlof. servant, GEORGE BRIGGS. 0. Chjbljck, Eiq., Secretary. IllOM BOB. M C. FBBRT. Nuw Yobb, llay 18, 1851 Gititijiiks ? 1 very nuch regret that a previous easement at dinner, en Thursday the 2<lh Instant, will deprive me ot the pleasure of accepting your invitation '"Nothing eould have given me ,rreater satisfaction than to have been ahle to join in coibj h0?*"1 . },tf0r4* Law, one to whom, a? you justly wy the city and coun try at larae aie oeeply indebted tor the extraordinary skill and energy with which he has conducted the mo t important enterprises of thenar. With (treat respect, 1 am, gentlemen, your most obedient t?jv?nt, John Divon, Esq , for the Cem. of ArrangemenU. FROM TUB Bi'\ . UKNRY WARD IIEHCHKB. Brooklyn, May 19, 1852. John Dimon, Erq Dear Sir-1 regret that I am caliel away 'rom town to da?, and shall be deprived of the pleader? of testifying pers'Bally any re.pect for the s*r vices of the gentleman to honor whom yon have assem W It Is a pleasant and auspicious token of progress of public sentiment m the right direeMoo, that so nany civic testimonial aio awarded to men who have to ostentat ous victories, but who have woo uuiverml et tenticn by persevering or ingen'ous contributions to the public good, in the develops ment of its material trea Ijiw has connected bis particular interests with the public good; and while lie has Uwfully and honora bly advanced himself, he has done it in a way that has greatly enriched multitudee, besides given an impulse and facilities to universal commerce, and added another branch to tbe tree of his country's glory. There are rases in which f should feel desirous of cele brating: military achievement*, but tbey are rare, and growing jeajly more In'reqiient, This is the age of labor, *d<i of moral advancement, and the true develope ment of the 'otmer will bo found so conducive to the latter, that th? inventor and mechanic limat be regarded as eminent civilizers and reformers. They wno originate Wens, and thoee who invent moces of almost instanta neous tod immense diffusion of tbem, rank, if not equally, yet n?ar together. l'hoee who develop* commerce ? bulid irg clippers so fleet as to put the winds out of breath in keeprg up with them? stearopebips that empty towns, and bear their population round the globe to found new cities in a fay: immense engines, tint, in tho fase of storm" and waves, roll arouod the ponderous wheel with the constancy of the earth on Its axis; the benefits of such cervices are not eontined to the sea. or to the com mercisl cities tbat wash their feet by the sea- side. They are folt in the whole agricultural realm; th*y rous* up the shop, and reflexly they bear upon the interests of science, of general Intelligence, and of morals. 1 submit to your consideration a sentiment:? Witbmt expressing any opinion upon the merits of higher law or lower law, we are firm believers in Qeoigc Law. I am, respectfully, jour obedient servant, HENRlf WARD BEECHER. FROM JAMES BWHOP, B8Q. New York, May 20, 1855. Dkar Sir? I this morning received your invitation, as eha'rman of the committee on a complimentary dinner to George Law, Esq , and very much regrtt that a pre vious engagement, distant from the city, obliges me to leave this afternoon. I am happy to be numbered amor# those who are call upon to honor such a character as George l aw ? a cha racter, as your note well remarks, emphatically Ameri can; and, in my judgment, whoever honor* the man honors the country of his b.rtti With my bsst wishes for Mr. Law's continued health and prosperity, and my regards to the committee, 1 re main truly jours, JAMES 3I3H0P. John 1 imo.v, Erq , Cba rman. FROM HON. F? B. HART. M. O. Hoi sb of Kkpkkpfvtatives, \ Washington, May 19, 1852, f Gexti.emsx : ? I should be <J?ejly gratified if I could be precent at the dinner which the frinnds of George Law, Esq., propose giving him on the 20th instant, ana to wticb you do me the honor to invito m?; bat my pub lic duties here will prevent me. I know Mr I-awinti mately and well. No man has studied his history more thoroughly than I have; and no mau has been mere fully impressed by the great advantages bis energy, his enter prise, and bis couragc as a business man, have conferred upon society at large. lie possesses an extraordinary intellect, and bis example and career are agreoabU and irf pir i>(f to the imerican mecfame. Beginning life unfliebrleil aad uDaiced, save by tbOiO great elements of character which have made all lendlog minds gre*t, he has tilled alon< a most diflicnlt p*th?ay,and h?s flna'lf ac'n evec the mastery, wlieu others, " better edntated" in the sfhcols, have falteied cr failed. More than one great improvtrnmt, conferring benefits and tWe^'aga up ou tbouean-Js, attests the sagacity and ibe safety ot his views. One ot the first to Bte the opening wealth oT Ca 'Iforoia. he tlir?w himrelf into the forefront o' a contest for ibe earning trade of that wondrous E! Doralo, and conferred and cosfers advantages upon coun'lesa com rcunitifs of m<-n. It is to such men at Law th?t we must cor Geo the gkrous teak of unsealing the now impene tiable regions "f th? far distant East, if wo would realize in tbo future tbe advantages ot a commerce uoapproach able by any event in tfie whole world's past history. Ftr Mr law's personal character, I entertain high ad Birst:on He is the fiUntf of the bones-., inlustrions man, always. II s heart and h s hinds are alike open to the rails ol benevolence. Be deserves to be rich, for toe would use hie self-earned wealth to help our great city, end to Tfl 've tbe wants of the poor. Allow me to send yon tbe following eeatiment, which task you to drink In llonitg bumpers: ? Gearse Law? W> tie tbe Croton refreshes the masses of New York, and ?be ereat di ep carries intc her harbora the ircuenrrs ol rail for a la, we cannot, forget the man whose ener gy computed ore great work of art, and wtnse iatelleot tiorceyetl lb* way to a commerce as suddee in i's rise, as rai id in its extenaicn, aa it promises to be permanent aad prosperous. I am, with great respect, very truly yonrr, S, B HART. To Jony Dimon, Eeq.. Chairman, and O Ciuruok. Esq., Secrat.ry. FROM TOE HON T H. HOCOCK. Astor Houhf, New York, lUy 19, 1862. r.sxTXEMKX? I bave tbe honot to a i? , in to half ot my nunc, Mr Bdmundson, and mysel:*, there ceipt of your invitation to attend a dinn*r to bo give i at tbe Alitor Hours**, onto morrow, in omplimont to Gesrge Law, Esq., for bis mat; viluable services to th e city, and to tbe country at large. Our arrang'mtnts have already been mide to leave New York n tbe niorning, and we regret tb*t we shall therefore )?? deprived of tbe pleasure of meeting yon and tbe friend* of Mr. Law on the oocatlpa referred to. pp wli? jrcmot^-t the m*cbsD{(; irts, or ?dvanj?f, fcigh <xite>pri?6C o{ utility, !t a great public benefactor. If m otb?r t m*B and in other coutries each men bare not met with rue appreciation and proper reward, we hive rtasoc to hope that at this time and in this coantry it ia otberwee. You. at any rate, hive ?bo*n. by tbie te? t moiiiil, that yi u *re not unmindful of the oblgatlon nhicb r>*.-.t* upon you, and tb?'. job will cherish and foster, in eve rj proper way, high talsnt atd eUoig e n?rny applied to tbe pract<ual pursuits of life. You Ki?*k ruly when yon aay that we do '-but "uooor the cbaracttr ot American citizens in doing Honor to tuch mm " 1 oOVr jon the sentiment sxprewed b?j??w, and have the konor to be, very respectfully, jour raont obedient servant, l'HOUAS A. BOCOCK. Tfce rity of New Ycrk? 1? extent an<t wealth, already the rieateiti of the American continent, and simu to be amon* the urea est clMes of tfce world; bus nrny it end it* r*al great imi in iti noblo public enterprises and its bi?h public spirit. Tc John IMuo.v, feq., Chairman, Ac. rRCM A. INnRAHAM, FSQ N?w York, Miy 20, 1852. fiKSTLKjrKS? Having; received an invitation to join ia tbe festivities of a dinner p*rty, cotnputnenUry to George L*w, I'mj., i aiisrt jou that it will a If or J m? n.uc.a p'lamn to make one oi tbe number on an occa sion ? ? praiseworthy in i's object George law is one of thone rare productions whom a bountiful nature brings ieto existence only after long inUrvals ot time. I livse 'ong regarded Win as a man admirably calculated to advance tbe interests of the community In ?hleti be lives, a* well as the civil z d world His same will descend to posterity with honor *ne xenown Bis m nd ia of a coinpr?h*n?ive character, and ttough the more ignorant and nnthmkinf portion of the community may issoclate his fame with the accu mutation of a fortune in dollars and cent*, if I rightly nnders'and human character, or the motives of men of expansive intellects, the predominant character intic of tbe mind of Ueo'ge Law is an h< n*?ra'?le antii tton to Wave to posterity the evidence of b'* usefulness in aJvaneirg tbe progress of this inigbty Union, ia all tbe diversified snd beneficial pursuits of its active and intelligent population. I Lave ever regarded sncb Intellects as that of George I aw as being < estlf ? d to All a position la the tran^ac tlops of humen society far more important than that of the mere pol tician, or of the several learned professor*. Able men In tb?ee c tilings may be fooal in most losall tier, or in msny sections of a civilized community ; but a George Law it a rare production, whom tbe mere edn rational ?rqiiirementa of civilized life eo?M never quail fy to aescmpnso what he caa. The plastic hand of na ture has mouk e>l his Intellect, aod adapted itt> the nerf r ma nee of grand o pet at Ions Yours, with senti ments of respect, A. IVGRAHa* To John Dixon Ourn Ciiakuck, and Tothere of the Oemmittee of Invitation. The aecond toast was: <Tvt linaored Cues*, George Law? Suseessfnl aehisvements i. the mechanic arts attest bi? ncnins Energy, enterprise and integrit* shed lustre oa his name. Fame, prosperity and aappinets to tbe man wh?ss personal worth has els vated the ohsraoter of onr oountry. Air?' Life on the Ocean Wave " Received with great applause and cheer*. Mr Gkoror Law responded. He said ? Gentl*m?w It i* twenty-sis yeari ago einoe I first visited your olty. I was then oa my way to Philadelphia. Pennsylvania was about commencing her works ef internal impro' ?ment, and I was leaving tbe ?Hate of New Yor^. wtiose works of this ebtrsdter were bettor known, and in which I had been tigsged msself In Pennsylvania I hoped to* meet with lea* competition than that which T I new existed in your city After a period of ten year* I re turned to th* State of New York. That was ia 1837, ?nd 1 hsve resided hero ever since. I returned here for the eurpoee of taking part In the Croton aouedn-t, wh en w?* then about to he constructed, roa had then mooted a proportion for th* coaetracUon of that work. (Cheer*.) Prior to mj returning to beeonse a permanent reetoeat of yoar State? of my own native Mate? I had usually paeaed tbrwnrb the eity of New York at least onoe a year. I think that It wae la 1884 that I passed through the eity of New York, aad tbe bvlMlac which we are a*w ia we* ia profree* of eree tloa. 1 then looked upon it as to it. proportion!, aadWe architectural designs, for in that day It *u probably the largest building of its olass in this country? if it is not at pre tent 1 admired the permanency of the str uc^ tort? Udniiwd ths architectural design, and I suppoied that thia waa all the intereat I ehould aver bare in tba building. I did not suppose that I waa to be jo me as auaiated with tfe boets to whom every one who bM Tinted tbem i? ?o much indebted. (Applause.) I did not luppose that a meeting like tbia waa to aeaemble here and that 1 waa to be the object of that meeting, r Great appiauee.) I belie re now, gentlemen, that you have a b'gber point in view, and I believe that piut ia to bear testimony to Ihe energy of character, to tne genius, and to the ability wbieh hae brought yonr eity forward to the poaition it now ooenpiee. 1 at r. bate no each thing to myrelf; but It belongeto yon all. (Ap plause.) The boor which you are now conferring on me ia one of those bono re which would bare bad mnch inducement for me when I first paaeed through your eity, a bey of eighteen. (Cheere.) If I could then tare Icoked fcrward to thii testimony, if I could have locked forward to thin expression of your regard, hew mneh wtuM It have dene to have nerved the energie* of my character! Ay. if 1 had then known that I wouU have teen brought fcrward? even If 1 had uo natural quick' bc IB of perception; if I could hav? looked fortard *od seen what waa before me; i' 1 bad aeen that thia wouli have happened, it would have been an Induce men" to me at that time, whi<"h would have dwet in my rteol tion and carried me through many important scenee, and many irjlng ?ne?, wneie almoet the energies of man had faltered, aid it would have brought me to tbe ac ccmpliehment of tbose thlrgs whish I have never yet aimed ai (Applause) Such ia tbe effector the appre elation o' industry 1 krowjouars all men of indue try. 1 know that in thia hall alawat every pursnt m your eity is represented? the mechanic, the architect, i lie mercbent, and ?11 branches of buaineae, are here re pre smted. 1 know t at itia very little fight I can throw upon this tuMeot, bat, notwithstanding, 1 will beg your Indulgence lor a abort time. (Applauee.) Wnawv*r we are, we one to the institution* of our country (CbeerB. ) No point of merit can we reach which is eoual to the acvantages that our country haa bestowed uionus. ( Applause. ) The i* .titutiona which placed us all on an equality, which atrip the mind from all re I attaint? aye. wheh allcw tbo?e faculties with which bu man nature hae endowed us to be brought forward by our cwn energies, and pressed down by no injustice? it I ia these institutions which enable us to arrive at great ness. We live In an extraordinary age. In looking baok on ihe progress made witbin thia oentury, it ii astonish ii g to view it. It ia within th?a century that your va nous improve men ta, giving facilities to lnteroourae be tween distant parta of this country, h*ve been com menced and have been completed. The first railroad in this country was commenced in or about 1827. The first I that was completed was abont 1831 or 1832- This was I for the tranaporiat'on of pascergers and freight from 1 the coal mines of l'eni sj lvania to their rlvere. Ihe lo con olive engne owes Its birth to the present age. It erigitated in about 1831 or 1892, and it waa then a very rnoe thing It hoped to attain a speed of some four or five miles an hour, hut it has now advanced to a Bpeed cf I forty or fifty miles an hour; and this does not excite any gnat degree of cuiio?ity. The application of st/am to the propulsion of boats was also within the present century. It took place in about 1806 or 1806, and was accomplished by your own fellow citizen, Robert FiU'on. (Great applause.) The electric telegraph also belongs to the present century. We tract It tack as far as Benjamin Franklin It was with bis kite and string? a Yankee fixture indeed ?that he enli|htene<l the world with elestricity. That Is among the most astonishing inventions of the age Ycur Erie canal waa alBO begun and completed within the present century, and it is to that more than to any thing else, thia country owes ita greatest prosperity in internal commerce. Another of your citizens has im | m on allied himself within the same time. I mean De Witt Clinton. (Cheers.) When we view these improve roents, and see individuals doing what we were accus tinted to see States do, and Statsa doing what na tions were supposed to do, we may wall aay ttat this is an agtcnishing age. (Applause.) The great canal which connected tie Nile with the Mediter ranean was constructed by the greatest monarch I of the lay, or rather a leriesof monarobe. Th?y did not know how to join the Mediterranean to the Rel Ssa till ingenuity devised a lock an J joined them, and thus turned the eommorce of Europe into the Mediterranean; I ubd hence arose tbose cities of commerce which former ly studded tte Mediterranean, lhey made their way, step by step, till they resched Venice, and till th?y reached Spain, and till ttey reaehsa Eeglsnd. And tow, gentlenen, we are looking for another step, and I I ran foresee wh-re that next step will be? .t will not be I far from the city wbeie we now live. The Romans con structed a work which was their pride and boast? the Appinn waj ? the great military rotd leading from the Mtciterraneen to Rome. Napoleon, in the height of bis power, constructed a work by which he crosied the alp?. That was also a military roao ; but these wer* I woiks which were put forward and accomplished by monarcbs, at the head ot mighty empires and absolute ircnsrcbies, or by governments such as the government ot Rome, which carried its military prowess to all parts cf the esith. and lived on tbe spoils thereof. (Ap plause.) Rut what nerves the American people to these gr?at improvements at the present cay ? It is not for military conquest. I* is not that they miy obtain a vl:t?ry over tbeir neighbors, and rob tbem ot their liv ing and their property ; but it ia that tbey naty estab li h tin iitercourae between the differeot parta of our Union, iliat we maj carry cn our commerce and ex- I ebange the cosmedities of our manufactures and agri I culture, by which we know there is more to be made I tbsn there ia by robbing our neighbors. ( ApoUute ) I ind it is these inducements which stir up ths Amt ncan people, and lead ihem to progress so rap dly in all tbe purtui's which they underttrte. It is Trom those J ib at tb?y are entitled to such credit. Nature hae be stowed on tbe American people a continent such as na ctler peojle c-n tbe gluSe possess If you take the gieit outle's of comra*r?e on this continent, you will ?nd tbem to be the mouth ot tbe Hudson, the mouth of tfce Mississippi, the mouth of tbe Oronoco, and tbe mcutb of tbe Amazon. Ibe last two, it is true, are not I in ttat state of progress in which are toe first two Probably of all the rivers on the hab table globe, there I is n?t one which possesses the advantages of agriculture which toe valley ot the Mississippi presents, swept as it ia by that immense liver and its tributaries, runniog rot ih and south- which Is a very dlffrrent matter fnm I iu. ting east and weat- carrying with it alwajs tbe fruits of agriculture wbich grow from tOdej. of north I latitude to tte termination tf the river in the Gulf of Mejico. bow, if you take ibe Gull ef Mexico and tbe Caiitbesn Sea, you will find that there is a distance of I about two thousand milts between tbe mouth of tbe MiFsitfippi sdq toe mouth of the Amazon. You will find tbat witbin that eircle you have a continent cn one tife cn the east, on the north, and on the south, an tbat you have these two seas mciose-1 by islands ran- I nins fiom Cuba to the mouth cf the Otonoio. Witlito tbat apace, then, have centred more facilities of com merce tbsn on any other portion of the globe. There I are more iquare miles s?'f pt by tho?e rivers alon*? the | Amazon and i's tributaries, tbe Orono o and Its tributa Ties, tbe Mississippi and its tributaries? than by all tie rivers of Asia. Europe, and the Mediterranean (Ap p)a?' t e. ) You cave, then, the fruits of all climates eon 1 cent rated witbin that space? where the bu3, tlis bios I pom, and tte r'pe fruit grow on tbe same tiee. I New, wbat Is our poeiVon at tbe present 5iy, in I icpc^t to that p?rt cf coattry ? Why, it Is 'that, right >n the cfhtre ef thfct sea. wnsre I a'l these facilities of cur tommerce ekiat, you nave mrTe agriculture tban on kny otner pertion oft^se globe. I A cls'ance ot merely fort*. at* miVU mtervents, tilt yuu cress to tbe Pacific, and then ycrn sweep th? western I tbcres t.l this continent fcr k distant of seven thousand 1 miles. (Ctetra ) Now, trith these oommunl'*tioos open witn New YotV b^ a dlaUnee ot even seven days, ai the pi est it time- and il miy be brought nearer, by tbe ncprovements which wl'l be made? may we not antici pate tbat New- York will be the next port in which th? l great matt of onr commerce will #e located? (AppUaae.) | Sfere \ou cut the ccntlient m two You join toe two tens V>y wh?t >a but a distance of forty sU mil s, and jou thus tave a distance of fifteen thcustnd m les, four I cr five mouths' difficult navigation? which you now ac I compl ah in as many hours (Cneers ) Why should I not mch an improvement as this stir the hsartn of the I American p?ople, atd mate them look forward to a day I ot progrefs. such as tbe world his not yet seen, ?or yet I ci naldertt'? (Applause) It is one of tDoee improve- J meats which never will be apprsciated. till it breaks I lite tbe isys of the morning sun without a twilight. I Ob, it is from such events as these that we have r?a*oa 1 to eay tbat this is the age of progress and of imp-o?e- I meat. Gentlemen, what ha* been toe cause of this im I pnvfmeut ? It is by the acquisition of California. It li J to that gilded daughter of the Union which we h?.ve I row brought into the family of States, that ws owe that improve nint, for without the great anxiety of oorciti- I lew :o go there and participate in her vast gold ?!>?? and tbat vast enterprise wbich Is going on there, this I improve sent would nave remained dormant, and in that I state to be talked about, as it was for a perio l o? three boncred jesrs. It bas been written npon. cossldsrei, examinee, or supposed to have been examined, by almost every nation in Europe; and yt tit was all nothing bat talk (Laughter ) And there sits a gentleman who is well ac quaiiited? betterthan lam- -with tbe Isthmus who Is one ?f tbe t riglnal proprietors of that ro*d,and I appeal toblm If all that bas been ever written yet on the subject was wotth the paper on which it waa written It wae Ameri can enterprise, stimulated by tbe acquisition of Calife* n a It was to this connection of the lines of steassent carrying passeegers between h*re and California that tbe commencement of this improvement is dne You well ktow to whom I allude I mean John L Stephens. Presi dent ot tbe Panama Ralhned. (Obeers ) Now, we have at tbe tabic aoo' her gentleman who has jnst undertaken tbe eontiact to eompleti the balance of tbit road (t ries of "Name," ' hane."; I mean Minor 0. Story, of I'ougbkeepsie. Vow, gentlemen, we are not fAr die tent from an acquisition ef tbose advantages whifth we will acquire on tbe completion of this road. Now, wha' are the advantages to commerce wbieh the completion of tbia road will be the nvans ef conferring on thia country? naw. on the human family?? for when we eome to pi awe money in the balance -with toe happen aes ef man, ittenwery unnll matter When the AUant>e a?a*t tball he improved from Cape Horn to Vancouver's Island? wben that vast region ef country Is brought into agriculture, and when tbe spirit ot American free men sbail run. esit will ("o, from pole to pole? then we may well congratulate ourselves on the advantages it will prodnce on the oonffort nod improvement ef the hu man family. Now, wben yen look from this po<nt, and see this country eomedted with the shores of thePae fie. with tbe Sandwteh la lends, with tb* Society Islands, with Auatralla, who can *y what Immense effect it will h>ve on the commerce 6f this eonntrt ? leaving ST China and tfnpan? ( and laughter , Now. a good deal has been wVittee to show thnt Eng land by tbe way of (Jape Horn. In nearer to China than we are- hut. let me nek, -Why does not France hold mire communion with England than tbe United States does ? It Is because the United States have a les* population, and that they have more Inducements for foreigners to lere and settle; the aequ aitioa of land is much Cheaper, and tbe advantages of Institutions mueh ?renter? beeanee our country confers on ever* one the Pacific The Chineae would no more go to Engknd than te . rnwlish would think bf emigrating to France. Then tke Intercourse ef China must be with the United Statee Zw th tbe Pnelfle? and it is from these advantages that 1 took forward to tbe day when ws will see the eomaser cial emporium of the world ftxod in this city, or at lewt ob this continent. Geatlomea, 1 bog to buo excuses for my to* long (pooch. (Criea of "N?, bo; go oa.") Sueh a subjsct, perhaps, ia not fit to bo diaeaseod it a banquet like tbis. I have no words to expreea my ac knowledgments for jour kindness, Mid Bill om *47 is, that mf rourte ? if job appro to of the put will be the tame from thia time forward. (Great c beers and ap fl?oa?.) The next regular toaat waa ? The Governor of tha State of Kew Tark. Air? Governor's March. The following toaat waa then read, aad received with great eclat:? The 1'roducer, the Mechanic and the Merohaa t ? I dentified ty mntual relations aad matual intereets? reciprocal pro moters et the pros peri tj of eaeb other, and all eminently contributing, by their united energies, to the permaneaoy of our glorious union. Air? Yankee Doodle. To thia toast T. E. Tomllnsok responded. Ho eulogised the aoble unity of toil? the producer, mechanic and merchant ? as one in apurit and patriotism, striking the barnera of the age witn a single aim and to a single end ? the progress of civilization, of freedom, and of mtn. They were beautiful, each; but transcendent ly beautiful sad inspiring whoa they were all oentered in one man. Sueh a man he aaw in the guest of the evening, Geo. Law. George Law waa a tjpe of thia glorious country. Tne merchant neither in glorious France nor In the mother country (England) coald rise to distinction where he wa* bo in in the lap of luxury. The prod user and the m?c haDic produced the merchant. But there Were other mechanics beaidea the aons of toil. There were also the mechanics of the conatitntion and of the freedom of the United State's, who gave scope and opportunity to ths mechanic and the artisan to work out bis destiny ia this bieao land. II any eae in the world Reserved the title of nobility it was the producer, for be created every thing. It wsh he who built the yacht called Ameriea. wmcb rode iriumpt ant over British waters. (Tremen dous cheering ) It was be ? out of the powerful aad rich combination of his mind? who cleared the Or gon (Immense cheering.) The mechanic stood pre-eminent >a their affectione an! regard. It wai a mechanic? a noble chl'd of thia great republic ? who struggled against all odds, and struggling up to the altitude of a man, was pouring the Atlantic lato the Pacific ia the glorious tice of American commerce. Mr. Tominaon'a speech was the eloquence of enthusi aim, tbe inspiration of the moment, aad swept like the apostrophe of the rapt poet over vibrating chords in every heart. His tributes to industry, enterprise, Intel lect, and to the poise nor of them all ? Mr. Law ? were received with great applauae. Mr. Tomlinson's speech was followed by the fifth regu lar toast ? The City of New York? The sails of ber commerce whiten every sea; her warehouses are stored with the products ef every clime; may ber merchants oontiDue to be honorable and enterprising? her mechanics men of worth, eclenoe and skill, and her motto ever * ExeeMor." Air? "Home, Sweet Home." Ex Recorder Talujapge responded. Be admired no thing more than tbe resolutions lately pasted in Tam many Hall, that instead of making Presidents, they should attend to tbeir proper business; and their proper business was to encourage the enterprise of such men as George Law. When they saw him knocking at the door of Congress, be oeked, could they feel indifferent as to the result? Would not a thrill of gratification go through tlieir hearts at the success of the mechanic, the farmer a ion? educated in that little novel (pointing to the model on the tible) f Where, he asked, was the individual in the city of New York who could con gregate f ucn a collection of gentlemen? men who we/e tbe leading merchants in a commerce tbat extended from the Amazon to the Nile, and from the Mississippi to the Ihames? The mind and genius of George Ltw were no w felt upon the Panama Kailroad, which united the Atlantic with tbe Pacific Mr. Tallmalge then proceed ed to give a eulogy upon tbe literary character of John L. Stephens, and concluded by proposing tbe following toast : ? The health aid sucoesi of John L. Strpbens, President of tbe rename Railroad. In reply to this toast Mr. Stopiib.v8 rose. He had, he said, been called upon in such a way that be could not refuse to respond. In relerenceto tbe Panama Railroad, if they bad listened to Mr Law, anything be could add would bat weaken tbe effect of that he had so lucidly (aid. He (Mr. Stephens) bad not the honor of being the projeator of that railroad. It was suggested to him by a merchant in South street. He knew not wheth-r be outlit to mention tbe name. (Cries of 'Give It.") J be nume, then, waa Mr. W. H. Aspin wall; and he would not have obtruded it upon them, but that he might be under tbe imputation of arrogating to himself m?rite which belorge.) to another. He might toil them how they lelt NewYork with a single engiueer, and in thirty days pUntel the liege of the survey upon tbe Isthmus; tt might tell tbem how they passed into those dreary deserts to cut tceir way from sea to sea, and climbed to the highest tree-tops to spy ont tan path they were to run; be night tell of innumerable difficulties not only there but bere. The greatest difficulty they bad to en counter was the sin of unbelief. But when all despaired, tbeir friend George Law put his shculder to the waeel and cairiedthe work through; and he waa haopy to an nounce tbat this day the t?rms of the contract were settled, and its fulfilment was guarantied by George Ltw. There were competing enterprises to span the Isthmus, but there was room and reward for all. He wished ttem all success. Mr. Stephens concluded by proposing, Success to all enterpriies which are to connect the At lantic and Pacific oceans. Drank with spplause. The next rrgular toast waa then given a* follows ? The tuilders of the New York steamships aad steam en fiiiei ? To the model. ?trcn%th and heauty of the on?, tho perfection and tinith of tbe otter, are ?c indelitct ior the prond potiiion ?e cceup) in the maritime world. a% ? Dearie of Oak," drank with enthusiasm. Mr. Wbioiit Hawkes responded. He had been recent TJ alroed, where be was in a position to apprci.ate tbis ?east. He could not describe the joy he le.: in foreign ihites, when be beheld the (tripes and stirs of bie ? cuntry waviig proudly above the mode's described in tbe toast Tbis was an sgc of progress in steamships, as well at in everything else. The anciint Greeks went m tbe ihip Argo in pursuit of the golden fleece, and oi l net find it. Tbe moctrn Americana go for It to "Jali'ornia, and bring it tark. Bethought tnere wai some mean ing in the mythological fable of Venus dotting in a ibell In those sonny climes now flonteo the yacbt America, which beat everything la England, be*t every thitg in the Mediterraaean, and, as he was Informed by a letter ho tad recently received, was about t: set lier 1 ails K r the Ealtis tea, where she would contend lor the cup of Nicholas of Russia, and win it. too A se ct rd age of pcetry has dawned? the poetry of The use ful, wbicli tbe American aitlsaa has made Umoit equal to the poetry ol tbe fine arts. , Ihe next regular tonst was The Dish Bridge? An endering memorial of intellectual ai d rn?eii?oical power, which reflects alike the spirit the tfieand tbe genius of man; the annals ot freedom aid civil! ration will irerfetnate the ;ice of the bnl.der. Air? "Meet ing of the Waters." A'deiman MrkPBT ietponded to this toast, and sail tbe High Bridge was tbe monument of George Law. It wss such a one as the Queen of Sbebahad never ssea; ana If ate did see it, she would say the half had not been told t?r. It waa a monument which would re main when tbat of Napoleon would cramble into dust The days of blood and heroes were gone. Liberty Was progretting and would progress till it was tho poaseieion of every human being. The Chairman propored tbe eighth regular toast:? The Army and Navy. Air? 'The Star Spangled Btaner." Gen. Hamford was called 00 to reapond. He said be hsd hoped tome member of the army would have been tailed on to respond for that gal'ant corpe ; but he should leel cverwbeimeu on being called on to respond for the navy alto. He represented a portion of tho army which was cmpoied of themselves ? tbe people Tbe deeas of their gallant army were recorded where tbey never would be forgotten; and as to their navy, where had they tot carried the flag of tbe l'ni>d States? lt*>ir boi ors were written in colors which could never fade. The mention o( the navy reminded him of tbe connec tion between tbe ingenuity of their mechanics and the b/averj and skill of their navy. Tne name of Heary Eoklerd was associated with the most brilliant historf or the country? and bis waa a nasae which did honor to the mechanics ot tbe land. The next toast was:? The J'rtM ? Fi?e, like our sHViooe Union ? freeman will inttain both. To tbls tout Mr. CnAtum A. Dam, one of tbe Miters ef tbe Tiibupr, responded in a speech which m'ght well bo cbsrac'erlzcd a* tbe eloquence of thought. Tbe men ef the pre?e, ke sail, were among tbe hudeat and no bleat aena of toU. fcx-tn waile we axe enjoying this fee tne ocaaai< n. aatd Mr. Dana, tbe toiler of tbe press ie tranarr blag the reoord from onr l'pa, with pen and pen cil, wbile tn joador buUolng busy bands are transferring It to type, and Hghtning presses are striking It off in sheets, that will He upon onr breakfast tables to-morrow Boning, aad be flying far and wide, on wings of light ning and steam, to tbe world's end. The pre** was a mighty agent in the work of progress, and faithful to ita trust? troth, freedom, humanity? above any other eio mettof tbe world's progress. There were deeds, too, connected with the men of tbe press, unknown to tbe world, but worthy to be emblazoned in gold. He would not being a worker of the press himself, call the mlsnt good eeecs of bis profession to light? they bad tbetr re ward ; but he would allud? to a deed consonant with this oceeaion. A distinguished Hungarian came to this oiun try during the revolution of 1848. Ho cante on a mission in tbe honr ef hope for bia fatherland. Suddenly, In tbe midst of hope, fell the crushing news of the fall of Honpary Walking onr streets tbe day after, over whelmed with anguish, he met a friend (Mr. Dana) , 'key clasped hands for a moment in silence. At lennth tbe Hungarian said, "I am borne down with a double (lief, n j country ie fallen, and ia a atr&nge land I am indebted to an American, wham I can no longer hope ts ispey " " Wbat ia the amount, and who is tbe man ?" naked Mr. Dana. The Hungarian replied, "One thoueaud dollara? George Lawl" la hebalf of a noble cause, ask ing and thinking of aa security, oar honored guest gave qnlet'y and unsnown a thouaand doQars to tbe eaute of struggling liberty Such deeds were above oology. Mr. Dana closed bis eloquent speech by giving? Tbe health ef Cel. Hoe, the inventor ef the lightning prees. Gen. Mathkr was called for and made a short speech, which be concluded by proposing? Benoi Valeriana Parades, .Minister of the Repiblio ef New Grenada? Ma* bia mlaiinn to the United States be tbe mesas of i?te?*tbei<iBg the happy relatione now existing between hie eoostry aad eun. In rteponse, the Chairman read tbe following: ? " Mr. Paredea letnrna his acknowledgments for the honor done bias, and begs leave to convey bis regret that want of fa miliarity with the language prevents his reepoadiag ia tbe terms he could wish." Home volunteer toasts were then proposed and re sponded to, aad tbe feeUvltie* elosed at a late hour? cioie upon tbe " noon of night" Btmodical Dinnir at PtTTHBtTRO ? The mem bers of tbe kstormed Presbyterian Synod, now In season la tble city, partook of a dinner at the Monogahelia Hot so yesterday. O. IL Stewart, Esq , presided on the oecea'oa, and Rev. Hugh McMillan acted aa secretary. Numerous sentiments were offered, and sposche* were made by Dr. MeLeod, Mow York; Dr. WOson, Claeia natti ; Mr. Patterson, Dr. Clark, NovaUeotia; Rev. J. W. Morrison, and others. The dinner ie said to have been excellent, and folly sustained the high reputation of the cnllaery department of the "old Monogabela. J'iUiburg Daily Dripatah, May 30. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. ?OUT MARKET. Monday, Jane 4?41 P. M. The stock market opened this morning rather dull, bat not depressed. Reading Rillroad stock and Lllnois Central Bonds were in active demand, but all other securities were mach neglected. At, the first board Eiie Bonds, 1876, advanced } per cent; Illinois Free Land Bonds, |; Reaiing Railroad, j ; Chicago and Rock Island Railroai, 4; Michigan Central Railroai, J. It appears by theae quotations ttat tbe tendency was upward, notwithstanding the limited demand. Qaite a variety of railroad bonds were operated in, bat in each class the sales were small. Reading Railroad is the backbone of the maiket. In periods of the most astive speculation the transactions in Reading were not so large as daring the put week. At private sale, the amount f business has been very beavy. Tbe stock is getting into good bands, where it will, doubtless, rest until it advances to points corresponding wi'.h its intrinsic value. Cumberland fell off a fraction from the opening. The election may have some in fluence upon the market value of the stock. H*r . )em does not improve much under the changes wbicb have been made in its direction. The sto k appears to have lost almost entirely it* speculative character. The stock market mist oon become very inaotlve. The approach of tbe hot, dull season, the absence of buyers and the little disposition exhibited by holders to sell, all tend to inactivity; bat we have no idea that a de pression will take place in any productive stock. Tbe fancies may be unfavorably affacted by stagna tion, but money is so abundant aad it is so easy to carry a large line of sach securities, that we doabt if holders can be induced to sell at anything bslo w cost. Occe in a while a speculator gets caught in a tight place and is oompelled to sell oat at any sa crifice, bat the fancies have not flaotnated much during the past season, and holdeis generally paid aboot current rates, wbiott are so low, compared with previons seasons, tiiat a much lower depth is onto! tbe question. Nicaragua Transit, Camber land Coal, Harlem, and Canton, are now but little above the lowest prices ruling daring the panic and prostration at any time last year. Erie and Had eon, the other two unproductive stocks on tbe mar ket, are selling at a considerable advance. There are only six which can be called fancy stocks on tbe narket, and these we have jast nam*!. All the rest pay large dividends and are in strong hands, principally as investments. After the adjournment of the board the following sales of bonds and stocks were made a< auotion, by A. H. Nicoiay:? $8, COO Tense Kite 6's flat 93 4.0<0 Georgia 6's do. 93 1,0CG Sacramento City 12's, 1856 do. 87 6,610 do. do. 8'?, I860- '65. Int. ald.tW>a a 70 1,COO N. Y. and E. RR cost* rib) ea, '71. Int. ado. HI 10,000 Kluabing RR , first mortgage do. 61 3,010 Cayuga snd Sosqushanna RR.... do. 74 Inlsmt of George R Moss wood & Co in ote und triced t?e- third share sf patent $ risttd to E. P. Morewood, Sept. 17, 1814, for coating iron or eoppsr with other metals >2,525 77 abates Fulton Insurance Co 80},' Simeon Draper's regular semi-weekly auction sale of stocks and bonds will take place to-morrow, (Tuesday), at half-past 12 o'clock, in the Merchants' Exchange. At the second board a slignt improvement was realized in nearly all the transactions made. Read ing Railroad advanced | per cent; Cumberland Coal, |; ErieRaitarcad, i; Harlem, {. Illinois Cen tral bonds closed at prices current in the morning. This is more than could have been anticipated in tbe face of the large transactions and great advance daring tie past week. It shows that confidence in tbe security is strong, and the returns of the land operations of the company show that it is not mis placed. A < Ticca have been received that (he sales of May aver^gtg^flO 60 per acre, and auran \od to 1 (565,000. The condition of the growing crops in Illinois has given farmers great hopes for tbe fu'.n'e, aid they are purchasing to the fall extent of th?ir meats and credit for aotual settlement and cultiva ticn. JP An elec'ion for President ???- Oirecvon of the Cumberland Coal and Irop Company was held to dey, and the fo Jo wing 'named gentlemen were tlec'sd For Praidcnt ? Andrew MehafTey. For Dinriort? Mnthew Vassar, A M. Sherman, John Cronse M. N. Fall*. Lambert Sittings, John Bishop, John Ifagte, Jostph Terrs j, A. 8. Hewitt, F. Bloudgood, William T'ttit, Corielius Baa sr. The main feature of the President's report was, tbat the business of the year had netted a profit of 1219,000? that $70,000 of debt hai been anticipated and extinguished, and tha< the balance of the mi tniing debt could be provided for without embar. rsstment to the company. He also recommended ?bat the lands and mines of the oompany not in use be pnt in a position to yield returns. It also appeared that the sales of oo&l from Jauuaiy to May 31, this year, exceeded the cor respotding months of last jear over 16,000 tons, The coo pons oi the real estate and first mortgage boidsof the Pert Wayne and Southern Railroad Compiny will be paid on presentation, at the of. flee of the Ohio Life Assurance and Trust Com pany, in this dty. The traiRictiooa at the Assistant Treasurer's of flee to-day, were as follows:? Paid on Treasury account $22,789 99 Kecelved do. 114.877 70 Balance do. 2,646,3.1 17 Paid for Assay Office 182, 3U0 23 Paid on disbursing checks 37,715 60 The warrants entered at the Treasury Depart ment, Washington, on the 1st inst., were as fol lows:? For the Treannry Department 9392 09 For tke Interior Department 1,979 63 For the Customs 18,877 60 War warrants received and entered 2.477 60 Interior repay warrants received and entered. 1,164 8S Covering into Treasury from misc. sources... lr>0 00 On account of the navy 11,810 CO The redemption of the public debt at the Trea iury Department, Washington, during the week erding on Saturday, was aa follows:? Loan of 1842, $3,500; loan cf 1847, $17,300; loan'of 1848. $31,000? total, $61 ?00. The United States Attorney General has decided tbat by the Treasuty regulations transfer of public stocks held by foreign decedents may be mate oa f atisfactory proof that the party claiming the right in such stocks is entitled aa devisee, distributee, or otherwise, according to law. It has been a>o*rtained that forged $50 notes on the Chatham Bank are In circulation. So hand somely are they executed that one of them passed withe ut suspicion at the Chemical Bank. The for gery is accomplished by altering the genuine $3 bills with the pasting operation, which has been brought near to perfection by the counterfeiters. The public should be on their guard. The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company hare declared a semi- ant ual dividend of six per cent. The Chicago Tribune state* tjiat Judge McLean, of Ihe United States Supreme Court, has overruled the notion for an injunction to prevent the Rock Island Railroad Company from building a bridge across the Mississippi at Rock Island. The com pany will proceed at once to complete the bridge, and put Chicago in unbroken railroad connection with the interior of Iowa. The gross receipts of the Milwaukie and Mississip pi Raiiroid Company for May, to the 30th, amounted to $61,029 21 Add for the 31st 2,800 00 Watertown Railroad receipts, for the 14 miles of their road 2,600 00 Maiifl 445 83 Express 126 00 Total $87,100 04 The receipts for May, 1M4, were 41,761 81 Insreate (over 60 per eeat) $36,348 T3 The Company's last report only calculated on an increase of 26 per oent. The annexed statement exhiWta Ihe average daily movement in the loading departments of the beaks of this city during the week preceding Saturday morning, June 2, 1865:? Mmw Yosk Cm Banks. Ntw York ....$3,17^0(3 9h4^6U Cin'V* Manhattan 4 2?1 6< 2 622, 707 Merchants' 3, 64', 393 1,226,385 Mechanics' 8,8*8 887 764. 843 Union 2,610,847 4 U 267 America 4,364,641 1,607,819 Pbwntx 2,2 m 909 613,789 City 1,700 748 269 ,268 Nerth Hirer.... 1,025, 088 84,707 Tradesmen'*.... 1,426 303 130,160 Fulton 1 667,642 187,866 Chemical 1.4t6,3(<9 269,919 Vercbants' Ex.. 2,409 864 267,379 National 1 493,800 153.562 Butch & Drov. .1.507, 130 198,542 Med), k Trad.. . 719, 6f2 63,778 Greenwich 667,741 89,782 Leatner Msnuf. 1,801 644 164,801 Seventh Ward .. 1.144 835 176,056 State 3,191,739 894,762 American Exeh. 6 068.7*9 1,062,367 Mecb. B'g Abg'n. 1,127,346 102,247 Commerce 7,?72,144 1,246,805 Bowery 976,186 83,186 Broadway 1,394, *01 114,618 Ocean 1,261 264 99,181 Mercantile. 2,141,601 267,319 Paeilic *53,804 67,361 Republic 3,034.(43 848,418 Chatham 622.718 94,801 People's 897 216 53,129 North .America.. 1 511,808 166,406 Hanover 1,182, 678 68,194 Irving 6;-9 349 68,574 Metiopolitan . . .3,811,896 69r,96Q Citin-Dk' 702,108 76,943 Grocers' 646,714 98,697 Nassau 946 178 101,125 last River 642,200 71,847 Market 1,192.999 127,016 St. Nichols 8 .... t> 82, 828 39 306 Shoe & Leather . 910, *62 51,858 Corn Exchange. 1.579,612 113,238 Continental ....2 569 770 269 322 Commonwealth. 1,141. 447 124,468 Oriental 626, {>64 40,987 Marine 767,847 76,780 Atlantic 48f ,794 90,392 Island City 362,713 42,268 N. Y. Dry Dock. 402,088 21,334 N. Y. Exchange. 206, 9?5 13,637 Bull's Head 221 807 18,673 242,207 363,6(1 214,808 404,(14 177,787 122,883 84.945 67,448 173,375 246,249 131,(88 266,563 143,948 173,067 67,(91 111,383 178,877 191,948 178,095 483,360 296,666 186 670 2,165 161,338 209,625 108, 9S8 84,360 114,823 89,454 100,387 118,106 88,434 120,340 106,215 103,117 144,338 85,59^ 121,308 94,894 lib, 640 91,171 107,336 99,210 76,874 77,613 97,828 96,148 96,014 79,360 66,337 110,597 96,266 ijSI fU 2,20| 1,?1 Mi 1,39 1.73 83 43 1,39 69 2,61 (,?? 88 4,73 78 1.181 TiM '?il 3'ji 1,36a 66a 4 el 4,68| 65fl 58fl 831 '':h| 56 1 1,8(1 1,?| 32l isfl 14B a Totals (91,197,4(3 15, 397, 61 4 7,550,609 76, 3*1 Houbk Tk a N8 actions. I Exchanges tor week ending May 28 (102,471 ?< " Juno 4 1(3, ?(? Balances for week ending May 28 5,64fl ? " 44 June 4 5,74fl The ?bove (gffregateB compared with tboafl previoua weeks, present the annexed statement Nnw Tork City Ranch - MAtara Specie. Oircul'n. OttM Dee. #0, '64.. (81 ,663,?37 12.076,147 7,076,830 (2,82| Jan. 6, '65. . 82,244,706 13,696,963 7,049,982 (H.98M Jan 13, '66.. 83,976,081 16,488,626 6,686,461 (7,aoF Jan. 20, >66.. 86,447,998 16,372,127 6,681,366 (9,(4l_ Jan. 27, '66.. 86,664.667 16,697,260 6,639,823 7A,18l Jeb. 3, '66.. 88,146,697 17,439,196 7, C00, 766 72 92 Feb. 10, '66.. 89,862,177 17,124,394 6,969,111 73,7S_ Feb. 17, '66.. 90,864,031 17,339,086 6 941,606 75, 19? Feb. 24, '66.. 9V90.MJ4 18.370,876 8,963,662 74,6 Mar. 3.'66.. 92 88? 126 16.681,271 7,106,710 76,9 Mar. 10, '66.. 92,331,789 16,8?0,669 7,131 998 76,2 Mar. 17, >66.. 92,447,346 16 933,982 7,061,018 7(,62fl Mar. 24, '6*. . 93 060 778 16 602,729 7,462,231 76, 2M Mar SI. '66.. 93.6^.041 16.018.106 7,337.633 76, (0T April 7,- '56.. 94,490,394 14,9^.8,004 7,771,634 77,3ll A pi. 14 '66.. 94.140,899 14,890,979 7.(23,628 77,28 Apl. 21 ,'65.. 9S>32,h93 14.365,041 7,610,124 76.74 4pl 28, '66.. 92,6( 6.961 14,282,424 7,610,986 16 May 5 ,'66.. 93,093.243 14.326,060 8,087,609 78.2lfl May 12, '66.. 91,642 498 14,686,626 7,804,9>7 75, 85? May 19, '66.. 91,676,500 16,226,068 7,638,630 77,36| May 26. '56.. 91,160 618 15,314,632 7,489,637 76,7(1 Juno 2, '65.. 91,197,653 15,897,674 7,566, 6C9 76,34| A comparison of the aggregates of the turns with thoie of tte previous week show an I Increase in lo?ns ard discounts of (3| Increase in specie and bullion In create in rirculation Increase in deposits 671 The?e changes are of trifliog importance, but I they are no grra'er (hows a steadiness in| tanking mcv.ment oi this city of vart que nee to the community. The uniformity i returns of tciede artment since the May, in the face 01 an exportation of coin and lion amounting to fuil six millions of dollars, | very extraordinary eta*? of things? one oalca to give gnat cot fide nee in the present pocMd financial afiVii*. It will be seen fiat do the past three wetks the amount of aj in our hanks has not varied two ho thousand debars, and that the line of discoumt not varied half a million of dollars. The n m? nt in ?pe< ie outaide 'he banks has become L mui b merobai diee, and bas no more ibflnencei financial matteia tb*u the movement of l_ cotton or tnbtc:o. It comes in and goes o?t| eipaliy in bat s, at>d does not enter into our currd nomoretiac eo much pig iron. The chang| deposits are inertly uomuaL $1(00 N Carolina 6'? 98* 30(0 <Jo 9>% 10(0Cel lcr 7's, '70 8>* ll'OI 0 Ohio 6's, '60.. 106% 10000 Va 6>*....bd0 99% fcOOO to * 9?% lOOCOlliffPuri 6'*.. 9l> i 10HI0 do b3? 98% 1(00 Fri- Ton b* '71 b:>% 2600 nxie Iks '"5 s3 8f<% 50(0 do e 88% 3000M S R bci 2d i? ?8 300( 0 U1 C RR be *00 78 1CCO dc sa 78% 20(00 do bfcO 78% 5S(0 do 7*% 12000 do e 78% t>0( 0 111 C BK Fr bda 74% 1000 N Y Cen 7'*.. 104 Stack Eicbun|?, Mom. ay, Jan* 4, 18 100 sbs Cum O Co >60 60 do 500 McCullosta Gold.. 50 Canton Co 1 60 Penn Coal Co btSO 290 do.... 60 Harlem RR . 160 do SO bio RR *3 300 do b3 100 do b30 460 Realing RR. 2(0( Harlem 1 m b* 11 00 Erw hd* or '?8 10 aba Ccmwth Bnk 20 Ocean Bunk 5 Obio L & T Co.. . 100 Nic 1r*n?it Co.. 500 Comb Ctnl Co. . . 100 do a 60 240 do 1(0 do b?fl 100 do blO 88 93% 98 80 98 16% 19 28% 28% 28% 28% SECOND $60 U0 Virginia t't.. 99 % 4000 Erie Ba, '76 .. 88% 6000 do t-8% 1C0< nil en RR Bda >% 16 sb Obio L & T At 98 100 Nic Tranait CO.. K% Miami RR.... 100 1300 100 100 200 100 ?50 100 400 100 do., do. do., da. do., do., do., .?3 ,.b3 .b30 ? bl6 .b?0 ..?3 .?60 50 Cumb Coal Co. 1(0 do 300 do 150 do *3 1(0 do t3u 1C0 do *10 2? % V8% 19 28% 21% 28% do. b30 do *3 7 Had Riy RR 20 t 15MS&NIRR.... 91 60 CUT & Tol R, blO 100 do *10 171 Ch & Rock I Rb3 200 N YCR. *60 100 MiehCen RR.... BOARD. 100 aha Erie RR.. M0 | 350 do 100 do ?60 200 do -*30 I 200 do b30 | 100 Reading RK... 100 do b?0 | 100 do blO | 200 do b30 260 do 10 Cler & Tol RR.. 60 do 60 Harlem RR..b30 I cm trade RKPaar. Monday, Jane 4?6 P.I Asms.? About 1,000 bbls. w?ro sold at $S 75 fori and 6c. for prarla I BRR*bsTC?re ? Flour? the market for lnffrior| etmmoD grace* w* - ?'. %?. a 12%c. per bbl. lower. *ak* compriied a Dour 8,0(0 a 10,000 bbls., Incladi ferTor ana common, to rhoice brand* of State at I $10 31 a *10 37 ; v astern do do., #10 a $10 37%; (, dian a boot 2,200 Ibl* a' $10 5" a $10 87, with aome I lota at $11 12 a >11 25 and f00 bbl*. common Stat deliverable in all Julj, at $9 26; Southern light atock. nith moderate rales at unchanged Wheat? The ?al?H embraced 600 Duahela white Hie at $2 f>6, and a, 000 do at p.t. Corn waa actirel aalt* of about 4< ,( 0<> t>n?helH We* tarn mixed at $1 13, and 10 0(i0 do. were *?M. to arrire in all J a $1 ( 5 1 Southern ye low and white were held at $1 $1 18 Bye wn? nominal. Barley? 700 rowed w?re acid at $1 24 Oat*? 4 200 buahela ?old at 77%c ; Weeteru ?ere at about 81?. Meal ? $5 12 a $6 18 for Jerrty Bye flour unchanged. Coma ? -al?? or i,*co bag* Rio were mad* at j COO do Lagujra at 10% c. Cotton ? The tale* reached about 8,000 boles, < firm at Saturday'* quotation!. Fiiigbtp wfr<* dull, and engagements light . To ;l pool, tome i mall eagaiemente of cotton wire ma | % for compiettad baler, 11,000 buahela corn wo* to All a previou* eeg?|ement, at 3d. in balk, and ?lavas at 17*. 6d. To tilaagew. about 18,000 buahj otn were engaged in balk and bogs, at 6d. and f he Continent ?*!?* Oere inactive, but unohani, wiel taken np for tbe French government on p. ' California, rate* ranged from 80?. a 36c. Btaiurtmrnt > Ht iT.? 40i to 600 bexe* layer raisin* won $2 62* a $2 76. Gi'.n.nt Cloth ? f 0 l?le* were eold at 12c. Hay - va let. 4(>() a boo bele* were mode at $1 06 a j Ridks ? lli are ha" b en rather more activity I Ike peat week The atka en I 'raced about 2,000 I Ayr**, 21% lbs , at 2? He i 8.5?? dry California, ? at lfc ; 1 (00 green *%lted. 62 lb?., ?t #e. : nod | Rio Hacbe, 18 lbe a l?X-all at to. Rook 70,800 Lkathkk.? Tbe trade wee leee aetieo during the week owing to the odvaneed *00* im, WlthoOt ?f moment in quetatm**. MouivNia* ? m.O barrel* New Or lean* were *oM i Naval Storm were qu et, and prlcee nnaltered. OlU. ? 'Whale and iwru were unehajaged. IJ wm steady ?t 9? e. In largo lota, and 92c. a 94e| '1p*ov?ioiw.-Pork-T*?o wm o Wr ba*to*? tbe ealee embrared about 600 a NO bblr Includlf me** *t $1(1 87 a $17. *nd new do at $17 44 a I end new prime at $1( 62 a $14 7$, and 10$ bbli tbin m*** at $18 78 Beof steady, with tales barrel* *t old prise* Cnt meats? 300 to 460 pa< wtT* *old ?t0%? n$%0 fw hams asd 7%?. a| iter ahonldST*. l*rd? ?nlos of 700 barrels were mj K Ke ? K'%e. Butter and cheeeo wore uneh Bin ? Ito barrel* were *o?d at Ac a 6>je. Isoap ? 1?0 boxes were sold at 10%o. BraAit ?Tbe market for Oak* wm lose act* ?alee embraced 90$ bbds. Porto Rico at 6 *e. a P Nsw Orleans at 6%'f , and a small kit of Taxas at' Tallow.? About 6,000 pounds dty rendered 1 at lie. ? Wnisnr was inaetivo; buyers win oflnrtof 3$e., I ?slleri i*m*nded 5$e.

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