Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 17, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 17, 1855 Page 4
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Th? soft shell primary election* were held last Might for delegates to the soft State convention, which meets on the 29th lost, at Syracuse. The attempted fusion with' the hards wfts a dead failaie, as the adamantines wonld not go near the polls. Among the delegates chosen are John Cochrane, John Van Bnren, L. B. Shepard, Robert Kelly, and ether leading administration wirepullers. Among the lesser lights are several "short boys," a few Coon' ctimen, a number of Aldermen, and other even less reputable persons. The elections were peaceably conducted in all save the Nineteenth ward, where the Wood and Herrick parties had quite a tusstle, in which the latter came out second best, the Wood party electing their ticket by a handsome majority. A numerously attended and influential meeting of members of the old John Street Methodist Episco pal Church, and of others opposed to its sale, was held last evening in the Green Street Church. A history of the edifice was given by Rev. Mr. Mitch ell, which will be found extremely interesting. Ad dresses were afterwards made by Rev. Mr. Wakcley and Mr. Chuuncey Schaffer. In the statements of the latter, the six trustees who are in favor of the sale ef the church were rather roughly handled, and insinuations were largely dealt in agaiust an honora ble and high-minded member of the bench in New York. We could, however, only give a brief sketch ?f his remark*. At the close of the meeting a pro test was unanimously decreed against the sale of the church, and a collection was taken up to defray expenses. A meeting of merchants was held at the Corn Exchange yesterday, which was well attended. Walter R. Griffith, Esq., acted as President, and Alfred Barrett, as Secretary. The President ex. plained the object of the meeting to be to aid the suf ferers from yellow fever at Norfolk and Portsmouth; in reference to which a resolution was offered by Mr. Soutter, in favor of appointing a soliciting oommitee, which was adopted. The committee was appointed by the Chair, and also a treasurer and distributing committee. An account of the proceed" tags will be found in another column. We learn from a gentleman recently arrived from Eastern Virginia, that a great deal of distress prevailed among the poorer and laboring classes in the in fected towns. They were in a measure barricaded from cgreBB to the country, while the country producers were afraid or prohibited from venturing m to sell the uBual supplies. Pretty nearly aU busi ??fw was suspended , and the usual daily employment for laborers was cut off, while great destitution prevailed among both sick aud well. They are comparatively small places, and hence means of relief, if sent promptly, will be the sooner applied, and do the more good. We behove the Bkbald was the first to suggest this movement, and we are glad to find that it has been so quickly and well responded to. The Board of Super vigors met yesterday, and adjourned without transacting any business of im. DOrtancf whnt#v?-r The Fire Department Committee of the Board of Aldermen sat from live to half-past eight o'clock yesterday evening, taking testimony in the weari some C8HC of Engine Company No. 5 against Engine company No. 14. A full report may be found in to day's paper. The committee will resume the con sideration of the subject this afternoon. The motion for a habeas corpus in the case of Passmore Williamson, the notorious hero of the Wheeler slave abduction case, was argued yesterday at Bedford, Pa-, before a full bench of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The Court adjourned, with out rendering any decision, to meet on the first Mon day in October. The foreign news, as far as cotton was eoncemed, rather disappointed dealers in cotton in this mar ket, notwithstanding which holders continued firm yesterday, and no indication appeared in favor of any concession in prices. No sales of importance transpired, and there seemed to be a disposition to await the receipt of private letters. Low and oom mon grade* of flour were dull, while fancy and ex tra brands were firm. Wheat was higher? new Southern red sold at $1 CO a $1 93} , and white do. at $2 20 a 12 25. Corn advanced from two to three cents per bushel, and clo ed at about 91c. a 92c. Pork was Ann at $19 87 for new moas, and some con tract deliveries were made at $20. Lard was also quite firm. Coft'ec was quiet. A cargo of 20,000 mats, of Java, per Flying Fish, hrd arrived at Boston. Sugars were Aim. A lot ot' prime Cuba was sold as high as 7Jc. Freights were dull. The Daxisb i'orxo Dues. ? The Londoners seem rather pleased at the step taken by the United Slates administration in notifying Den mark that the treaty acknowledging the Dan ish claim to Sound dues wus abrogated. As Croat Britain, like most maritime nations, has a treaty with Denmark entitling it to the same privileges as are enjoyed by the moat favored nations, the release of the United States from the Sound dues will, ipso facto, release Great Britain. Ilerce the half suppressed chuckle we find in the organs of the British mercantile community. They would not themselves have I urged their government to so cowardly a pro ceeding as to strip unfortunate Denmark of her revenues at the moment when her neigh fcors' quarrels hare placed her very existence in jeopardy. They would have been the first to talk about British honor, nnd British libe rality; and, seeing how much the Sound dues were to Denmark, aud how little to Kuglaud, they would have insisted on the shabby work of their repudiation being left to some one poorer or meaner than themselves. But when the United States steps forward and offers to do the dirty job for the world at large, why of course these Englishmen are quite pleased, and pat brother Jonathan on the back. It must be quite gratifying to Mr. Pierce to meet with the approval of the London 8h,jj ,ng iftte. In the meantime we see thai Denmark has sent an embassy to the Court of Russia with proposals for a compromise. If there be any feeling in the administration higher than the regard for dollars and cents, we trust that some arrangement may be effected by which Denmark ?the brave little kingdom? may be savjd from extinction. Lioht Wa>ted? In Tammany Hall, in re ference to the platform of the forthcoming 4ft shell State convention. Inquire of Mr. Utfctuunc at the Custom Douse. Tk? Meeting ?t flu Ltadcn ?* the Repnbllcan Movemc J( om tke stomp. The plot thickens thr^ (j|Vg 0f "republi canism ' is breaking u p0D New York, Penntylvania, Ohio, 3' .assachusetts and Maine have sprung the t /ap( an(^ we juage, with Eome success. Th< ^ copying press of the abo lition stripe in 1 je "West is preparing the way, and a few wee ^ ,iu combine the entire negro worshippers # 0f the North under the republican banners o'j Seward. At all events, we are be ginning to understand the movement, its ex tent, ^ its character, its objects, and Its men. W'jth perhaps trifling differences of opinion "upon outside matters, the creed and the ritual have been determined and adopted. It is the restoration of the Missouri compromise, the repeal of the Nebraska-Kansas law, and the abolition of slavery in the District of Colum bia. Thus the campaign is opened ? the issue is made, and the battle is to be fought. Says the Evening Post , "The Hon. B. F. Butler is on the Btump." We infer his enlistment for the war, but whether as chaplain, to give "stated preaching of the gospel," or as a soldier in the ranks, is left to conjecture. Well, it is an odd combination ? a strange medley of the odds and ends of all parties ? a fusion of as desperate a band of gamesters as ever disturbed the order and well being of society. The dramatis persona of the play can not fail to attract public attention, aad excite personal interest. Not all the parts have yet been assigned, and there m an adjourned ques tion of management between Mr. Seward and Mr. Chase, of Ohio., the two most prominent representatives of the old stage. It is no busi ness of ours to interfere; but rumor has it that Chase is confident of being able to over turn his New York competitor, and to carry off the honors and the profits of the perform ance. We fear his confidence will betray him. At all events, it is no more than right that he should fully comprehend the position of his antagonist, and wc rejoice that it is in our power to aid him. Seward is by no means certain that the republican ticket can, by any exertion, be successful in 1856. lie advises his friends, therefore, to thrust Chase into the foreground ? to let him take the responsibility of the errors which are necessarily incident to the organization of a new party ? in short, to make him beat the bush for the Seward marksmen, and if it is considered impossible to succeed in the coming Presidential canvass, to drive Chase into the nomination for the Presidency. Mark this prediction. The sub ject has been fully discussed by the Seward men. To the suggestion that there was danger in thrusting the Ohio agitator into too much prominence, the answer has been uniformly returned, "We have the power at any moment to lay him aside, even in Ohio." "Ho occu pies no other position than that which we have conferred upon him, and will lie permitted to perform no service except such as wc assign to him." This is hardly fair play; and hence | we feci bound at least to call the attention of Mr. Chase and his friends to the matter, merely remarking that by sending their agents to the leading Seward men in thiB State, they can be fully satisfied of the entire truthfulness of our ] assertion. Meanwhile, with or without Chase, the re publican movement must go on, and, as a mat ter of general interest in connection with itB measures, we propose a short Kketch of its man Its head, body and soul is William II. Sew ard, an anti-Mason, a national republican, a whig, an abolitionist, a free soiler ? publican ? pretty much everything by turns ex cept President of the States." Next comes Thurlow Weed, as desperate a political scaven ger in early life, and as proud and despotic a manager of the various elements opposed to the democratic party in later times, as is to be found anywhere. He will never have credit for what he is, unless the spirit of mischief posts the books. His feats of dexterous horse manrhip, in which he has straddled three nags at a time? abolitionism, wliigism and tempe rance ? are common to the country. That he has ridden two at once in different directions, and held a parley with Bishop Hughes on the subject of Catholic votes, is extensively be lieved. He, too, was an anti-Mason, having set up business on the corporeal estates of Ti mothy Munroe, which he inherited strictly on the principle of the present fusion game ? "the devil take the hindermost." In this way, Ti mothy bccamc a useful man, especially after his death, when he was set to political services by Weed, and actually laid the foundation of (he present republican party. Whether he was satisfied to play the part of "a good enough Morgan till after election," and thus to forco New York politics into the dominions of St. Peter, has nevyr been known. Next comes Mr. Philosopher Greeley ? some thing of a whig, a good deal of an abolition ist. a Gruhaniite, aFouricrite, a bloodless tem perance mau, in favor of women, but constitu tionally moral in his tendencies and ideas ? opposed to French government, especially its prison discipline. Greeley has a remarkable personal appearance, is a director of the Crys tal Palace, editor of the New York Tribune, the proprietor of the drab coat, believes in ne groes and spiritual manifestations, of which he is himself a near personification, is a repub lican of the tit .s, and has no doubt that Wil liam H. Seward will be President of the Unit ed States. Then cones Gen. Webb of the Courier and Enquirer ? a very late but very earn est disciple. Just what lie can do for the fu sionists, now that they have fivd upon a name and have no thought of creating a United States Bank, it is not easy to discern. Gen. Webb is a financier, very respectable at com promises and sudden turns; it is not unlikely, therefore, that he will be able to make himself useful. If we add to these Gov. Johnston, of Pennsylvania; Wilson, of Massachusetts; Gid dlngs. of Ohio, and a few others, we shall have the capital stock contributed to the re publicans by what maybe termed the old whig party. The demooraey comcs in first in the person of Martin Van Burcn, late President of the United States, Benj. F. Butler, li is Attorney General, Wm. C. Bryant, Pre.-ston King, Salmon P. Cha'c, Senator of Ohio, John P. Hale of New liampshirc.Gov. Cleveland of Coon., nnd a host of others w ho arc only waiting to be relieved of ofllce by Gen. Pierce. Thus thi capital stock of the republican party is made up. It is i ll based, or nearly ?o, on the elec tion of William H. Seward to the Presidency; and in default thereof there will be no divi dends. In the hintury cf American politics there is no parallel to such an array of disappointed and huckstering politician*. Their first act is to place the union of the States in subjection < to their schemes of anti-slavery. The effort la to force on the country the organization of par tieb bounded by the ffee and the slave States, and to carry their points by the numerical ma jorities of the North; to subvert the constitu tion ? to raise the power of such majorities into omnipotent control, and then to plead the same in justification of their acts. It is a war upon the institutions of the South ? a war upon slavery, and, if need he, upon the Union, to effect the objects they have in view. The first speaker at the Portland mass meeting thus avowed. Thus for personal objects all the great in terests of the country arc thrown into the ha zards of dissolution of the Union. We are no alarmists; but it is idle to talk about maintain ing the existing government iu violation aud sacrifice of the rights and property of fifteen of the thirty-one members of the confederacy. It cannot and ought not to be maintained, irre spective even of the settled convictions of so mportant an interest. Tnjj Slkfkrebs at Norfolk ? Hurry Up with Your Contributions. ? The following ap peal from the Howard Association at Norfolk tells a tale of pressing necessity : ? An nppeal Ik mode by the Howard Association of Nor folk, Va.. to the symputhlcs of the inhabitant!* of New York in behalf of the suffering poor of that city. In con sequence of the prevalence of the yellpw *evcr, business i? fUmont totally suspended, and many person* thrown out of work who are dependent upon their daily labor for the hupport of their ounlllej. The Association say, it* , anything is done, it la wanted quickly. Any donations 1 lolt with the (subscribers will be promptly forwarded and faithfully applied. BP. OWN ft PE ROS5ET, 188 Pearl street. J AS. T. 80U1TKR, Iresid't Bank of the Republic. BI.OW ft MARCH, 91 Water street. These few lines are more eloquent than a homily preached on the subject. The Associa tion say, "If anything is done, it is wanted quickly." So say we. There is no doubt that the appeals that have been made to the public will be freely and generously responded to. But this is not sufficient. Benevolence, to be effective, should be prompt. We are glad to see, therefore, that the merchants have taken the matter in hand. A very spirited meeting was held at the Corn Exehange yesterday and adopted the right course to pursue We give the proceedings in another column. New Financial Policy of Spain.? It appears, by the mails by the Lebanon, that a new finan cial policy is about to be proposed to the Cor tes by the Ministry of Spain. According to the rumors that were current in Madrid, this policy would be a sort of revival of the old plan of colonial protection abandoned by England with regard to her colonies within the past ten years. It would consist in the admission of colonial produce? such as su gars? free of duty, or on payment of a very mall duty? into Spain; (he deficit in the re venue to be made up by an increase of duties on imports of breadstuffs into the colonies. At present Spain draws most of her sugars from Cuba; they pay a heavy duty, which it is proposed to remove in order to give Cuba the monopoly of the trade. On the other hand the colonists are expected to remunerate the home government by submitting to a further increase in the duticB levied at the colonial ports on foreign breadstuff*. Those duties have hitherto been so high that the revenue ?rom them is now, with the exception of the export duty on segars and the hushmoney for ihe slave trade, the uearest and largest item in the income of the colonial treasury. When ' flour was $(? a barrel here, it sold at the Ha vnnR for $24. It is the business of the Creoles and not of he United States to satisfy themselves with regard to the necessity of a measure which will have the cffect of raising the price of the first necessary of life. If they are content to pay a dollar or two more for their flour, in order that the people of Madrid may buy cheap sugar we have no business to interfere. If they are satisfied to tax themselves in order to raise a revenue to pay the twelve thousand trained soldiers who are kept on the island for the purpose of suppressing insurrection and keeping out the filibusters, again we say it is their business not ours. We are interested in the proposed alteration in the Cuban tariff only inasmuch as it ex cludes our produce from the island, and reveals the tendency of Spanish feeling. The former consideration iB not very weighty. Cuba, un der the present tariff, cannot afford to take half a million worth of our flour and wheat in the course of a year; it would matter very little if so small a trade were cut off altoge ther. But as an evidence of the lurking hos tility toward thia country which animates the Spanish people, the fact in noteworthy. It was understood when Mr. Souli was recalled und Mr. Dodge sent to Spain, that the conces sion to Spanish pride and the substitution of a lamb-like Christian for a Southern fire-eater would bring the Spaniards to onr arms, and lead to a period of halcyonlike harmony. It was further asserted, when Mr. Dodge rolled himself in the dirt before Isabella's feet, that the performance was a politic one. as Spain wu8 about to establish a new tariff in Cuba, which would largely enure to our interest. We now see the fulfilment of these prophecies. Spain is about to exclude our produce alto gether from the island; and while Mr. Dodge is borrowing court speeches from the records of the Eastern satrapies, the Spanish govern ment is endeavoring and r.lmost succccding in extorting from the Western Powers a full ter ritorial guarantee against aggressions from uuy tide. Ax Explanation Wanted.? What Is the use of the Board of Supervisors meeting day after day, at an expense of nearly $50 per diem, and Adjourning almost immediately without trans acting any business ? Who is at fault? The Mayor has sickness in his family, the Recorder is, like a sensible man. enjoying some cool re treat during the recess from his judicial duties, and the Supervisors are. as a body, a nonenti ty without them; and yet they meet day after day, get $2 each put to their credit, and come and come again, looking for more pickings. Who is at fault? As guardians of the public interest, we have a right to put the question, and as a heavy taxpayer wc demand an ex planation. A Rettiwkknt with a Proviso. ? Tli irlow Weed retires from the editorial chair of the Albany Journal with a proviso; that is to ?ay, he disappear from the st ige to direct the movements of the fusionists behind the scenes, as far as an old fogy can understand them. The big and "little villains'' of Mr. Seward are to wait upon Mr. Weed with instructions from headquarters from time to time, so as to keep the machinery In -mooth running or der. TIM Cwnm Free Lot* Union? Heedqeaetere In Hew York? Horlallam Brought to Perttee .. tt? Irtoui&lwg Wmldwwi. We transfer to these columns, from the Osh kosh (Wis.,) Courier, a full exposition of a new socialistic society set up in that section, under the romantic but suspicious title of the "Ce resco Free Love Union.'' We give it as a frag ment of the current history of the times. The platform of these Ceresco commuuists is the perfection of socialism. All that the Jacobins of the first French revolution, all that the women's rights and abolition amalgamation societies, all that the Mormons, all that our spi ritualists, Fourierites and other cliques of transccndentalists and philosophers have been aiming at in the destruction and reconstruc tion of modern civilized society, and all that they have been laboring to cover up, under various flimsy disguises and false pretences, is frankly confessed and boldly proclaimed in the pronunciamento of this "Ceresco Free Love Union.'' Reduced into a single brief sentence, the so cial system of these Ceresco free lovers pro poseB that society, as it exists, shall be des troyed, and that the same free and promiscu ous intercourse among the sexes as that which characterizes the infamous establishments of Church and Mercer streets shall l>ecomc the universal law throughout the whole commu nity. Or, in llie words of our Wisconsin cotem porary, the Ceresco communists "would turn the world into a vast brothel," and "the re gions of the damned could hardly present the realization of a more horrid picture" than the fulfilment of this infernal Ceresco system. The text books relied upon by these Wiscon sin socialists appear to be from the mint of T. L. Nichols and Mrs. Mary S. Gove Nich Is; and as there are two conspicuous soc?. . reformers in this city bearing these names, it becomes somewhat interesting to them and to this com munity to know whether they are or are not the guilty parties. Of the guilt or innocence of the other individuals mentioned, we know nothing; but if they are innocent in the pre mises, they should lose no time in proving it. It iB understood that a Mrs. Mary S. GovC'Ni chols is the authoress of a new novel of some notoriety, which betrays a strong leaning to this Ceresco free lovo platform ? an incident which, if true, admonishes us of the subtle aid extensive ramifications of these insidious doc trines of perfected socialism. We hardly think it possible, however, that among the virtuous people of Wisconsin this Ceresco Society will be permitted to exist; and the society have Bhown a lack of discre tion in attempting to set up their new system in a regularly organized American community. The forcible and bloody expulsion of the Mor mons from Missouri and from Illinois should have been remembered by these Ceresco sen sualists, and they should have profited from the experience of the Latter Day Saints, by lo cating themselves in the outset in some place a thousand miles from the contact of civilized society, among the deserts and valleys beyond the Rocky Mountains. Of course, tlicy would have ?keep clear of the Salt Lake polyga mists for while they allow wives without num ber, and divorces upon a moment's warning, their intercourse between man and woman is still regulated at least by mock ceremonies of marriage ? an institution which these Wisconsin socialists utterly repudiate. We repeat, however, that this Ceresco free love platform is but the complete developemint and confession of the doctrines and tendencies of the social system of Fourier and his disci ples, and other seditious and disorganizing schemes of social reform, of which the New York Tribune, and other journals affecting to be models of pure morality, have labored so in dustriously for years to fasten upon this country. We understand, in fact, that this Wisconsin society is but an offshoot of the parent organization existing in this city, and which has existed for a year or more, and which still continues to hold its regular meet ings of men and women, married and single, under a system of regulations of the most liberal familiarity. Here the "Hot Corn" literature, so brazenly flaunted to the world from the Tribune office, and so unblushingly palmed ofT upon the community by negro worshipping clergymen and professing edito rial teachers of morality and religion ? here, we say, in this New York Free Love Society, this "Hot Corn" literature of the Tribune philosophers, and the untold mysteries of Fou rierism arc thoroughly understood and appre ciated. * We understand, further, that this New York Free Love Society is divided and subdivided into various orders and exercises, literary, political and recreative, and that their pro ceedings are of a very interesting and amusing character. Of late years, Mr. Albert Brisbane, the founder of our Fourieritc phalanxes, has dis appeared from the public eye, and Mr. Stephen Pearl Andrews, whose learned dissertations sometime ago in the Fourierite organ on marriage and divorce, betrayed the tenden cies of his ideas on those important subjects, has of late ceased to torment the public with bis notions of social perfection. Perhaps Mr. Brisbane, and Mr. Fearl Andrews may know something of this New York Free Love Asso ciation, and of its principles, regulations, pro gress and prospects. If they do, now that the society and its alleged branch in Wisconsin are arraigned before the bar of public opinion, let them come forward as of counsel for the defence, and render in their knowledge, expo, rience and belief. What a millcnium wc shall have when the Union and society are destroyed; when all races, blacks, whites, reds and yellows, shall be made absolutely equal in all things, and when amalgamation of all colors, and the free intercourse of both sexes, shall be sustained by an equal division of property from time to time: and when such moral reformers as Gree ley, Brisbane, Lloj d Garrison, and the strong minded women and " free colored Americans" of the day shall stand foremost among the shining lights of the world ! "Hot corn! hot corn! Here's your nice hot corn, smoking hot!" . Ho! for Kansas. ? Col. Jere. Clemens, of Alabama, late Senator of the United States, having failed to be elected to his State LcgU ture, *111 now, perhaps, make up his mind to follow the example of Gen. Foote, of Missis sippi, in making off for California. W% would suggest that there Is a more inviting field for an enterprising Southern politician like Col. Clemens, in Kansas. We should like to wo nil our defeated politicians, of all parties and all sections, pushing off into Kansas; for thus we should all the sooner have the Kansas imbrog lio brought to a definite solution. Ho! for Kansas. Siunkd, Ska leu and Dhliyekkd ? Benjumia F. Butler, (late a lion among our Now York Van Buren democracy,) in a late letter '.o a Maine free Boil fusion meeting announce* himself, in substance, as true to kin Fpeecb in the Park of a year ago ? that he would rather vote for W. H. Seward for the Presidency than for Stephen A. Douglas. Mr. Butler is thussigacd, peali'd and delivered over to the Seward coa lition. What's in tub Wind.? The aofU have ru mors flying about of a hard shell State conven tion on the 23d, to cut under the soft conven tion of the 29th. Wonder if there is anything in it! THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. Kentucky Election# Cincinnati, August Ifl. 1855. Official returns from 74 counties in Kentucky, and the reported majorities from the remaining counties, reduce the majority of Morehead (K. N.), for Governor, to 4,200. Maryland State Democratic Convention. Baltimore, Aug. 16, 1805. Our State Democratic Convention to-dajfc nomin atod W. W. Bowie, of Prince George's county, ^r State Comp troller, and George Gate, of Kent county, for Lottery Commissioner. Masnchnietti Republican Convention. Boston, August 10, 1855. A republican or fusion meeting was held in Chapman's Hall to-day. Among the prominent persons present were lion. Samuel Hoar (free soil), Charles Francis Ada mi (free soil), Hon. James Duncan (whig), ft. H. Dana (free soil), and others. Hon. C. Goodrich, of Stock bridge, pre?ide<l. Among the Vice Presidents were ex Governor Boutweil (dem.), Lieutenant Governor Brown (K. N'.), and John W. Foster (K N.) The meeting continued in session until late in the after noon. Speeches were made by Samuel Hoar, of Concord; James II. Duncan, of Haverhill; Richard II. Dana, Auusa Walker, John C. I'arks. Elizar Wright anl others. The Committee on Resolutions reported a* follows:? Resolved, That the time has (ully come for the people of Massachusetts to act in concert with the friemis of free dom throughout the Union, with a view of restraining the alarming encroachments of slavery. Resolved, That as a means to this end there should be an early assemblage of the people of this commonwealth in mass convention. A committee of one from each county, with Samuel Hoar as chairman, was appointed for consultation with political organizations, and to call a mass State conven tion in favor of the fusion movement, at an early day. The meeting, although not numerously attended, was quite enthusiastic. The Republican Association of 'Washing ton, D. C. DECLARATION, PLATFORM AND CONSTITUTION OF THIS REPUBLICAN ASSOCIATION OP WASHINGTON. Washington, August 16, 1855. Whereas, by the repeal of the eighth section of the act for the admission of Missouri into the Union, the Territo ries of Kansas and Nebraska have been opened to the in troduction of slavery, and all the compromises, real or imaginary, upon that subject, are thus violated ami an nulled, ana deep dishonor inflicted upon the age in which we live ? Now, therefore, in co-operation with all those through out the land who oppose this and ether similar measures, which we deem to be contrary to the spirit ol' the consti tution, end which are designed to extend and perpetuate slavery, we do associate ourselves together unijer the name and title of ''The Republican Association of Wash ington, D. C." , And we adopt the following as our political platform, to wit:? First. That Congress possesses no power over the in stitution of slavery in the several States; but that, out side of State jurisdiction, the constitutional power of the federal government should be exerted to secure life, liberty and happiness to all men. And, therefore, Second. There should be neither slavery nor involun tary servitude, except for the punishment of crime, in any of the Territories of the United States. Third. The people are the rightful source of all politi cal power; and all officers should, as far as practicable, be cnosen by a direct vote of the people. Fourth. Candidates for political offices should be men of undoubted integrity and sobriety, and pledged to sup port the principles of this platform by all lawful and con stitutional means. CONST ITCTION. Art. 1. Any person may become a member of this asso ciation on subscribing to its platform and constitution. Art. it. The officers of this association shall be a presi dent, vice presidents, three directors, treasurer, record ing secretary and corresponding secretary, who shall seive until such day as the association shall appoint as the time for the annual meeting: then and thereafter, the officers shall be elected annually. Art. 3. The three directors, with the president, secre taries and treasurer, shall constitute a committee to at tend to the proper distribution of such funds as may be placed at their disposal by th<< association, and to perfa^i such other duties as may from time to time be assigned them. Art. 4. The funds of the association shall be dnvoted exclusively to the payment of the necessary contingent expenses of the same, for the purchase and circulation of important documents anil information, and in the u^e of such means as may have a tendency to advance the principles laid down iu our platform. Art. 5. In order to secure concert of action, the more direct interchange of intelligence, and geu-ral co-opera tion throughout the country, we invito the formation of similar associations in any State, county, city or village in the Union, whose officers shall be cjc-officio ineinVrers of this association, and who are re lue.ite'lto report to this association the name* of their officers, and number of members, for general information of the whole. Art. 0. Ihis association may at any time, as a mark of respect, elect to the office of honorary vice-president, or to honorary membership, any distinguished or influen tial gentleman, whether a resident or non-resident, pro vided he be known toiavor our platform and constitution. Art. 7. This constitution muy oe altered or am?nded by a vote of two-thirds of the members present, at any of its regular mee'lngs. Nfw JfTkTy State lYmpcranee Convention. PuiLAUEt.Pl[u Aug. 16. 1855. The New Jersey State Temperance Convention uiet at Camden to-day, and was fully attended. Independent po lltlcnl action wan recommended. Fire at Port Dcporitc. Pokt Dwoem, Aug. 16, 1855. A Are occurred here this morning, destroying Wiley & Thompson's ssih factory, planing mill and warehouse; Davis h Co. 'a warehouse and lumber yajd; Ijmahan h Son's office, and the dwellings of David Kennedy and Fphraim Cornish. The low It about fiO.OOO. Insurant only *7,000. ITaral Intelligence. Bunvon, Auguniii, i8/>. The sloop-of-war Marion hai returned houie, waiting for orders from the Navy IVpaituieiit. a" -die La* been condemned as uiMeaw orthy. Moll Robber Arreted. HAKRMlitRO, Aug. 10, 1805. Henry Glaut wai arrested here to day for robbing th" mall on board of the pocket boat Dauphin, and oinm'tM in default of bail of $2,000 lie was arrested by Mr. Hnghea, special agent of the I'o ;t OIHee Department. ItavlgaUon of the Ohio. ItTiM'i mi, A'jgu<t in, 18ij. The rirer is standing at five fe? t three inches, Freights continue low. MarkrU . Baltiucr*. Aug. 16, 18 j5. H* hundred head of b?evc* were oflfcred ,n ourc??;le market to-day. and marly all mild at rut*, .-angiug fu.ui $7 ? t? 76 net. H<>gs in good demand, and salei at ?7 75 a *8 60 per 100 lb?. BtTFTALQ, August Itl? 1 T. M. Hour ? demand active; receipt* better. Sale* 1,:00 bbli?. at $8 60 a *8 75 for good to extra new Ohio, and $9 for old Illinois. Wheat ? better inquiry. Hales 10.000 bushels I p|*r lake spring at tl 52; 1.400 bushels new ted <?hlo at tl 62; 1.200 bushels new white Ohio at tl ;-8. i.nd ?,0C0 bushels t"p|>er lake on private te. tns. Corn flimer and demand active to fill contracts. .Sales 70.000 bnshels at 77c. a 79c., closing at the latter figure. in eluding 10,000 bushela to arrive and now afloat, at 78c. Oat* unchanged. Sales 13,000 bushels at 4r><\ a i<\. Csnul fieights lirtner; 0J-?c. for corn to Albany, and 11 Sc. to New York. lake imports yesterday? Flour, 1,846 bbls. : Kheat, 8.684 bushels; corn, 31.000 bu liels; eat*, 2,696 Im^hel-s. Canal ei ports same tune ? Klotir, 63 bids.; wheat, n.^OO bushels; corn, 40,600 bushels; oats, '.O,C00 bushels. Rotalo. Aug. lrt ? 0:30 P. M. Hour stead) and native. Sales 2,000 bid*, at ?? 60 a t8 ?2X, for g'MHt sew Ohio, and (8 75 a $9 fur fancy Ohio and extra lldnols. Moat the wales were of n^w (lour. V heat? Demand aethe Sales 27,000 bushels, in cluding 1,1 00 bushels Upper I*ako spring, at tl 52; 1 400 bi.shel* new red Ohio at 91 62; 12.900 bushels new red Minds, winter, to ar-ive is a few days, on private terms, and the heUnce on the spot, on do. Corn in aetivo de mand to All contract*, and market Armor, Sal. < 101 000 bushels at 77c. a 78.', includiM 2,0000 bushels, to arrive, *t the latter price, and 14,000 bushel* ort Ihe spot at 79c the market closing rather tame at 7Pc. Oat* In good ie<|ue*t. Sales 26,u?0 bushels at 4#e. a 46* fcr oH. Crral freights unchauged. lsvke imp. tin for the la t 24 hours:? fl. ur, 3,740 bbl?.; wh^at, W bushels; i ?7 640 burhels . oat*. 1,062 bushels CanaUy port < n> o time? Hour, 63 bbls. ; wheat., 5,167 luth* <? .->??> .*< . 800 bushels . oats. 6,700 I Yellow Fever In Virginia. Baitim >KK, Augurt It), 18)5. Th< re were four deaths from yellow fever at Norfolk during tho twenty-tour hours ending at noon ou Wed nesdav, and the alarm bad somewhat abated. Captain burros was convalcicent; but bU daughter ?iiiinjedt yi- ry low. Captain Jainei Henderson was la a dyin^ state. The deaths at Portsmouth have averaged t'.g'u * r day The Norfolk pui>ers of the 14th Inst, state th it Nuh Tutem, chicf insjector of the Navy Yard, is dead; Hun ter Wocdis, Mayor or the city, ill, and Dr. Syl /osier dy ing. The fever has extended fmni the infected d .triot to the upper part of Norfolk. T. G. Brouguton, Jr., son of the editor of the 1 fa aid, U in a dying state. There is great difficulty in getting nursoj, and ten dollars par night is charged. There are not more than 1,600 people now in Ports mouth. Col. John Harper, John B. Davis and NV lianiol Manning are amongst the dead. Many other prominent citizens are ill. BELIEF roil THE SUFFERER* FROM YELLOW FKVBR. Phh-adklpiiia, August It), 1856. A meeting of merchants was held in the Exchange at noon to-day for the purpose of adopting measures for#the relief of the sufferers from yellow ferer in Norfolk, Ports month, ke. A committee of fifty was appointed to solicit fubscrip liona for the sufferers. Baltimore, August 16,1856. Our merchants held a meeting to-day at the Exchange, with a view of affording relief to the sufferers from yellow ferer. Three thousand dollars were contributed by the meet ing, and provisions were purchased and despatched bjr the boat for Norfolk to-night. From Saratoga. ANOTHER ROBBERY? THE WOMEN'S RIGHTS CONVEN TION. Saratoga, August Id, 1856. The room of W. E. M'Master's, who is in lodgings from the Union Hotel, was robbed lust night of notes against private individuals, to the extent of $1,200. A certificate of deposit in the Grouse Bank of $100; do. in the Bank of Auburn of $320; bills on the Atnlanta Bank, Ga., for $70, and a diamond ring. There is no clue to the robbers. The Women's Rights Convention is still going on. Mrs. Bakewell, better known as Lucy Stone, arrived laat night and addressed the convention this morning. Tike Com off Paaamore Williamson. . Buuord, I'a., August It), 1866. The application of Pa?more Williamson for a writ ot habeas corpus, wus argued this morning in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, by Messrs. Gilpin and Meredith, for nearly three hours. AU the Judges were present. The speeches were very able. Without giving any deci sion, the court adjourned to meet at Sunbury on the first Monday in October. A Man Gored to Death I%r a Ball. Boston, Aug. 10, 1866. Solomon Childs, a respectable former of Waltham, Mass., was gored to death yesterday by a bull. He was attempting to chain the animal in his barn. Personal Intelligence. Senator Seward has been invited to deliver the oration before the Plymouth Hock Association on the S2d of De cember next. Col. Fremont and party left the Clarendon yesterday to spend a few days ot Nuntucket, after which be expects to spend some weeks in New York. Father Daniel A. Hearn, the Catholic priest in Taun ton, Mass., who weighs nearly 300 pounds, fell from the tower of the new church to the ground, llfiy t'eot, without ? apparent injury. The rope broke by which the workmen were draw ing him up. ARRIVALS. At the Smithsonian House? Wm. E. Hollowell, lluntsville. Ala.; B. J. Kane, New Orleans: L. Trails, Detroit, Mich. ; Dr. J. llugglns, New Orleans; W. Henry, Prairie du Racine, 111. . M. Livingston, Albanv; Hon. Gen. Street, Ohio; W. n. Codry. Baltimore; Ucu. L. Robert;', Mississippi; B. L. Olmsiead, New Jersey; K. S. Johnson, J amnios; Kev. J. M. Wllley, Connecti cut; Kev. R. II. Mason, Raleigh, N. O.; Capt. Hamilton, R. N. At the Astor House? A. Boyd. Boston; T. Harrison. Louis vllle; K. B. Elwood, Illinois; W. E. Johnson, doit'h Carolina; A. H. Beech, Tennessee; E. Caldwell, Boston; E. B. lllgelow. do.; H. II. Wall, Alubritna; E. V. Matthews, Hartford; T. How ard, Detroit; Hon. I(. F. benck, Ohio; M. Bond, Woburn; T. C. Sherry, do.; O Eldri'i;r North Carolina; J. D. Perryer, do. From Richmond. Ac, in the Rtea&ahlp Jamestown? P H WhltehUTBt, A J Woodworth, W Baker, l)r J MeCreary, T W Pairo, K S Williams, Cant F 8 Hopkins. F M Hopkins, Copt W Mumt'nrd, J Msgutee, lady and child. Mrs M Levy, Mrs Jlyer, A Levy, wife and child, K Harheldor, D 8 Walton, lady, six children and servant. Miss Ellra Saunders, Thoa Tabb, MUs Falkner, Mrs A Zepp. Miss Jane Norcott, 15 B Potter, USN, O C Borum, I'SN. J D Denasree, ladv. (our children and servant, A J Crane and two children, Mrs J 11 Polnlexcr and three children, Capt SC Elliott, lady and two clilldren? 31 In the I teerage. From Savannah, In the steamship Alabama ? Col J Sullivan. CBA; J B Askew. J C C Burnett, J 1'ellmaii, John Ryan, J M Relnhart, W T Dewltt.E EWus, E Kinstine, H I, French, J MeKlnney, A I*ow, T B Danforth, J 11 DenuU, W T Goodwin. F Rothschild, E Wade, C T Hart, B G S'.ern, J Rake, L Her fleld. V Pluzzl and servant, A Ayies, Mrs Du-'<sers and live lillnren, J II Paid* In, E Grlswold, Urti Ray, E Q 'barter, O Sheldon, J G Guyon, Miss M Hart, 8 S Solomon, Mrs <lunn, T B Davis, Dr P II Aylett, C E Clark, lady u:ui child, Mrs Wwk* and servant, W .1 Incraham, J Lowenbury, W O Price. Robt Dill and ladv, Mrs Bradley and daughter, ?' P JorJon, E W Buker, Miss Btreeter, Geo H Clieever, L J Uullmartln and lady, L 8treeter, J 1) Crane, A Hunter, L Hancock, S K WhH aker and lady, R B Burnett, D Rubentj, Jns Foley and daugh ter. U Ollmour, O W Price, B Hernandez, M Kaufman, Mrs Delcny and two (laughters, W Stevens, Miss McDonnald, Mr* Bred and two children, Mrs Plnder, E C Post, Mrs Hum phreys, Mrs Rutherford, Mrs E Perkins, Miss Cole, O Dill ? and 17 In he steerage. DEPARTURES. For Liverpool In steamship Asia, from Boston? Mess rs Chus W Tuttle, W B SweU. H B Sargent, Mrs Hall, Messrs PS Cool Idge, J Hissctt, and G Bute*, of Boston; Miss I, 8 Parker, of Norton, Mass; Messrs S Holman (bearer of despatches), of ll0l)0ke; John Whelden, of Springfield; Mrs L T Merrow and son, of Maine; Mr O W Lappett and wire, Miss Stead, aud Ucn Thomas Stead, ol Providence: Cap*. Russell and Capt Hedges, of New London; Mr and Mrs J Hammond, of Hartford; Messrs J W Jones of Brnokline; John Angel, Thornis Parcell, C R Moorson, P A 11 Reunuld and son, WUllain Crowder, Dr O Holland, Van Bergen, Jr. L M Jarvls and wife, two Misses Jarvls, Messrs H Hammond. Gullleinort, Mareliand.CF Bates, llallett, F R De Apoloco, Hall, William II Heynol'ls, W C Prince and wife, Rtid Mrs Hallet, of New Yort; Messrs C T Carroll, and Edward Borrluger, of Baltimore; David Swlntou, of Niagara Falls: O L Lundy, ot Lundy Lane; J Lyonhoure, of Washington; A Sutton aud J A Ros?, of Cliartarton; Andrew Low, of Savannah; Mrs Ann Ross and daughter, of South Caro lina; Messrs George Sloan J Uoldwick, of Ohio; P Perquier. C. Holland, J I Douglass, Col Campbell. H J Ramev and John Luekersant, of New Orleans; J D Llgiuger. of Milwaukie, Wis; Daniel Spencer, of Halt River; Lleui Col Percy Hill, w lfe. child and servant: Lieut Col Alexander (Jut don, Messrs C Killer and wife, Thouiaa N Corbet, Stew art Milhop and J LeHolst. of Kingston, C W; Mrs Thurlwell and son of Ouelph. C W : Messrs Lun'uar McNabb. A Ollklson. John Crump, 1' Andrew and son, Fred Maker. Peter Wright, and Jas Robertson, of Canada: Mitchell, of Toronto; A Alexan der, of Montreal; C Prellyehon and wife, Fraser, Fred Hoi lord, E Reynolds, Jos Meeton. Mr* Brvden and Mrs llurch, of Rag land; Jos Parcell of Liverpool; A Hill uud F Carleo or London; Miss A Courtney of Ireland; Messrs Jas Ruthven, Wm Mnlr and Miss C Sheldon, nf Glasgow: W*,Herman, wire andohUd offlcotland; Ills KxcellencvHle tH]eit.o and servant; j Esola, Manuel Suaret, A tlonzal'- .,nd f t K s orich of tipaln; hi* Kicei lency Commander F T dAt'asrn'bo M.vriera (Brazilliaa Minister to England) aud wife, three children, nephew and nurse, of Brazil; C C Johnston of Pernotnbuco; Compt de Flgnarene, For tufcuese Minister at Washington: Messrs .lain Kohn of Peru; R Home* of Chill; 11 Schuchsrd of Valparaiso: Louis Merriam and Miguel Ouerreto of (irauada; Uardner B 1'urrv and Humiie.l Hall of Buenos Ayres; Major Wolle, wile and two aotu, of St Thomas; Clias Scnauenberg, wife aud child, of Havana A Miller, ol Austria; It Ingham of Palermo; S Wolowski and wife, Madame tiomez, J Lorlleux and T Oil lard, of Pails Mad ame Aslere and servant and M Delaine, of Kran -e; Henrie <?? Mr Burton, wile and fite children, residence no' rtven? LV, For Halifax ? Messrs Wm Ellijtt and Penis, of Boston; Hon James McNabb and wife, Mr Rose, and two 'ervants John Potter, W J Harris. D MeRae, Miss Patterson, Mia, B Frobl sher, and Mr J H Harvey, of Halifax; Rev J Pucker aud wife, <>C ltai tadoes? 16. Total Ul. Coroner** Inquest*. Fat 41 Krx Ovu ? Coroner Wllhelm held an in quest yesterday. at 18l? En?t I lovinth streat, jipon the tx*]y of a boy. 13 rears of ago, nained Patrick Con<*annon, who caire to his death from Injuries received by being knocked down tv a junk wagon, on the 11th Inst. The jury were of opinion that the driver of the vehicle wm In no way to blume. and therefore renlercd a verdict of a c. cidrntnl dei.tli. The deceased wn < a native of New York, and resided with Ui.- purents at the abort pl.i:e. PrATti pt Erpoet re.? Coroner Wilhelm also held an In quest upon the body af a female Infant found dead tn the alleyway leading from Vi" Forsyth ?tre"t , where it wa* left by rome person unknown to the jury. Dr. Harwell made an exumiuatisn of the body, and found that it ?ua* newly boin, the navel cord not 'being tie<l or the body washed. From the i*ut moriewt examination made by the doctor it appeared that the child was bom ilivn, and in his opinion had died from expoeute. Verdict accordingly. Kntni ix a FufM?KV.? Curonor 0'l>oancll held an in quest upon the body of Charles Frael, a laborer in Tup per's iron foundry, lu Eleventh Mrwet, who was ac idon t ally killed by a splin<er of Iron striking him in the bead and producing a fracturc of the skull. Verdict, a<vlden tal death. Tlie deceafel was a native of Ik '.and and was about 38 years of age. Parla Soft Hats-? Gentlemen Waiting the arrival of these choice mode colored Pari* soft haT-\ are notified we received them per Haiti'', and this day place them on cale. Also Paris dress silk ha'sof n^w pit terns. all direct from our own fabri&mt. l.FMRT k ('<>., leaders and introducers of CatUioa fur gen'iemen s hats Astor Home. Piano*.? Horace Waters' Modern iMproTx.i pianos, pofsesring In their Improvement of action and over-strings a power and corapsss of ton-? equal to the grand pianos. Sole agency for T. Ollber* k Co.'s. Halloa a Cumston's, Woodward A: Browu's, and Jacob Chit ker irg's Boston pianos ; ^nd constantly in store pianos from seme five of the best New York manubctorlns. Each invi to ment guaranteed to entire satisfaction or purrha e money returned. 8econd-hand piauos of all varieties and at great bargains. Prices from f JO to(140 new octave pisno*. with Iron frames, for 1150. llanos to rent, and rent allowed on purchase, llanos for ?al" on monthly rnjmerts. Sole agency for S. I?. k II W. Smith's r?de orated melo leons, ( tuned the eoual temperament.) llUltACK WATKR.*. 833 Broadway. Tn Straw Bonnet D?al?rs.-W? are now pre ?a ?d to show a large and complete asmn tun nt of ih? <l?l| *yV of straw bonnets, consisting in part of '.he Florence .'?d !<?, English dunstalde and split (traw b nn"U. ?i| of *hli*h are of o*t own manufacture, and will l>? >-old at h? lowest rra-ket price by the case. A. 1JCLA.\"0 k CO., ?c J 71 P?arl r'reeC

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