New York Daily Herald from New York, New York on November 2, 1859 · 1
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THE N EW YORK HERAL D. WHOLE NO. 8458. litbratdhh. T HBBBBW GLADIATOR; HUMKKW Gi. VilUTuR; HKBKKW GLADtATOft; 1IKHRKW GLADIATOR; HKMRKW GLADlATDK; HMBHiW GI.ADIATnK, HKBRRW GI.ADIATOK, IIBDRKW GLaDIaTGH; MKBKBW UUIIUTOK, HBSRKW 0 1 . A l> I A'l'O K, HKJJRHW GLaDJaToR, ?b, on, on, ??. OH, OR, THE LAST 0* THB MAGflABBBS. TUB IiAHT OF THB IVfltjA HBB8. TBB LAST OK TllK MlOUABNRB. 1BK LAbT OP Tilt Mat.'OABKIJi THB La?T OP TllK BAOtiAl?lrt?. TllK La?T OP THB Mn.00lBR8& TBB LAtfT OP TllK MAOOA It KIM. TBB LAhT OP Tilt MA?OABBBM. TUB LAST OP TllK MAOOAH* K*i. TUB LAHT OP Tfc B MAtJOaBKIM. TUB LaKT OK THB MaOCABBKM. jb MOTORIC A I. BOHANCK OK TUB ARKNA, OP MAOIC ^A*u BBVRNGB IB THB PIB8T CKNTDUK, WTORIOAI. Rfill?Nt!K ?>P THB ARBNA, OP MAOIO AJIU RBVKNtlB IK TUE KIR8T CBNtUBY. BT JOHN OOOPBB VAIL. B* JOHN OOOPgg VA1U BT JOHN CGOPBR VAIU BT JOHN COOI'KR VAIU BV joh* oo?.pkk vail. MY JOHN OOOPBit VAlU BY JOHN OOOHKR VaIU BY JuHN (XMtPRIt VaII. BY JOrtN rooP B A VAIU BY JOHN COOP KB VAIU OliAP-IBB I. TBI IKK or THB GLADIATORS. At toe period or onr tale In a dark and narrow thoroughfare ?Tito Italy lit* near ibe fish market, stood a house of enter tMBranl kept by ouo Uremia, a Roman Gladiator, who years before tad aoqulred renown aod a sufflctent stun to establish M*?ell' aa a host in Jerusalem HI* principal natrons constated of tout o'asa devoted to ih? aborts of the arena. He was lu tho Mtatliho' hiHKl of threescore, and though h a lixtks were ?)meWhat silvered by dn hand of time, and be was Inclined to ol>eIdly he waa still posseaeed of prodigious streugth, aDd few of toe brave*' and moat daring who visited lug bouse cared It try ? butt'rl of blows or a game at wreeiiiog with stout hearied Maaier Brenus, wuo had alwav*t come off conqueror wlionht! ?'UM'LdKi In the ring, whether matoned agalnat Haul, Thrkdan or Roman. Hla wife, a woman of Amnio ay- proportion*, and a tongue that when angry wagged like a mill clapper? waa tho only one (no aalii too patrol s of the ino) who wag ever known to get the host of good Muster Brenus, but It might have been gallantry ?a sis part to lorbear chastising one of the gentler sex who ?loud all feet tn height, and who hud a happy way in a conjugal strangle of leratohlr g like a female tiger. ntlll, Master Brenus eould not to a certainty have done a thriving bnsiness without too aid and asaisutice of hi* helpmate Manetlo. who wag economtri ' and always looking out for the main cta'.ce. hhe whr a favorite with the rlcli seignors and doctors of law, who often tilled the lun to inspect the llmbg and luusclei of the voter ins ?f the ring, and on whom they ireely wagered their broad shekels to win or loee. , It waa nlgb the clone of a aultry afternoon, and several of toe gladlatora were assembled In th; bouae of Brenus. for there was to be a grand spcclao e given at Koine iu a few days f'ir the amuaemeiitof Caligula, and Herod li' d promised hla patron to?t some uf the bravest of the fraternity In Jerusalem should Be present and do battle for the various prt/ea to be giv en by the Reman emperor. "those assembled In Brenus' h iusa were, wtt a single inception. men of huge proportions, and tppeared ?>? B.vmeible in atrength and activitv. '1 hey were gorging tkemaelvea ivltb great aliceacif boef which they cut firm the ouarter of an underdone ox that Br<.nu* had provided for the occasion, and while he looked on complacently, hw wife Nanette was continually replenishing their goblets with ale aari win*. , . The drat < f the goodly company, and whom, Raving Uremia' areaeiiee. aeemt d master of uwi cere monies, was a Thracian by birth, wbogM father had been alaln at the paai of AvabeU by Uwiid ihe First while acting aa the chief ot a bold band of rob Bets The outlaws were cut 08' to a man after performing ?ior igtes of valor A boy was found among the neaps of ilain, -who mured to bravery and hardships, did not fear, though but child, to hoaal that hla latber was the robber chief, ilia courage won the admiration of the Jewish soldiery, and he was taken to Jerusalem and trnlnel uo its a gladiator. Uls usual weapons were the sword and buckler, and the muny sears his lari; presented proved that be had been the beru in a hundred f gfats His name, wsa Nestor. 1 he second of the company whom we shall noiioe was a na she of provincial Gaul, and big ancestors under VerctngiMortx, Ike chief of a hundred vallles had contended for a long time 1st their liberties against Julius t'lesa-. Albik forguebwas his name, was born a slave on tbe lantl his grandfather tilled as a freeman. Displaying uncommon Mtill and activity when be arrived to years of mAnuood tat the age of nineteen he lMd strangled a hear In single combat), Ms mister gold lilm for a ruiind sum to a rich Homau senator, who bail won many broad Bras through h's pro.vew In the aranu, both iu Jerusalem and ame He had the cay and volsule disposition of the (laulic rase, and be w as a great favorite with his companions, u be W?s coi.liliuallv cracking jokes aud telling siurles for tlielr amusement. Though he Did his resentmant under the mask of levin . be tell ibe most bluer aud Inveterate hUred against the cono'iterers of his xiuntry. The tbiid of Brcnus' guests, and who was a glrvii-itor from for re, not choloe, wua a native at Joppa, by ihe nanus o:' Sllaa. fie had forsaken Um false gods of his native laud a 1 1 ?(inverted to Chrl*tl*uliv under Ibn preaching of the .ipoetle Paul snd by thnt great roforraor h's name hivi b ?n <?& irvm Bft'rabns tf> ibe one thai lie now bore. No sooner win ii? ?oavened than he with fiery zeal iu.d fervor c.iui ncuoo&a tirade agali at the heathen uivlnltleB of pafmi Koine. Po? teased great stienjtb, both in mind and liodv, aril never flinching from ihe C'i ute to which he b?d joined himself, he converted l>r<i*i lyU s by sc<ircs and hundreds. At lengih rm l ime win wafted to the ears of ih? Bmperor ' alljjula. who cw the Inye terale eneuij . auioug his other vloes, of Ibe Christians, liio ?Minster sent a sr> ;ici mtesive to his pimp and panaerer, Herod, and the unfortunate Kilns wns invnedbitely pUc?-.d un.ler arreet, bis flock scatteie.1. and he hlmeeit ooodomnnd to light 11 ?ingle hand to-bai.d fubt with an African lion. In th 1 c imiug festival at Rome, bhould he turn out victorious, which wis seari sly possible hi* fate w is at the notion of one who never forcuvi!- one w boh ids eh a rolush for fcIo?id fto<l sliiu^htcr, Hi hi Miu* wm certuin to be burufd iii Uw ikilcorcruolljiiiJ it lio cum** off the conqueror. Scarcely inferior In btreiiKth to th<* Gaul or 1 bract aD. ins manners were kin I ?nd senile toward nil his companl ,1 s; a?d Ihoitgh be tad tors -ken the religion of kis fathers, snd was looked upon by them as na apostate, they did not cbts?e U' qu?rrel with him, but B'Ught more boisttul and m ire boisterous antagonists in tli ? trials of thtir strength '"/Inio'iig the guests of master Brenus wns ft Toung man of shout twenty years of age who was training for his Urst IVht SB a glaillator. Ills coal black, curlv locks nn.i inrK. glittering eye on claimed him of the race ol' the lion of tli'! trlbe of Judah Ills higb broad foiehcad Indicated superior imelUgcnoe. ?i.d he would tave been ehoeen from a throngof 11 thousand aien as one born to command and be obeyed. I li ? s'.i Uo CJuld t boast the brea.1th of chest or stamlua of his eompaiilone, his Bthe snd sinewy limbs displayed great s'rength and activity, While bis ttnol) chleelied lip ?et *ith a flrmnusa ftat proved 10 an observer that f r him to be conquered w na .1 di.i. He w.13 ilrsceiuled tn a direct line from the world rej warrior iiuas Maocabecus, anil there were ew of hU Utttu.idiatc 111 Jo relations who tad not carried earnage and bavoo among Home ? Iron le-ions 111 cor, sequence of this, when Herod the Great was made elhnarrli of Jndea, 'he family of Zadlkel mur hor >'b title) were prescribed a< rebellious aud uu worthy citizens, who would 1 ot render unto Ctesar the things that were t'awar's? their estates were forfeited, nod they were re I noed to beggary. With a high endeavor proverbial of the race not to act as drones ondfr the new dv nnsiy some became cr?fism?n, while others opened Tinder the reign of the elder Tiberius those vast fields ?f commercial enterprise that tave slnoe encircled the the world No Gideons or Joshuas, as in the olden time, rose up to lead them on the battlefield as warriors; and If there had been such, ihey would have found but few followers: for a people O' cc renow ned as warriors had become powerless ia their subjection a* a nation In the line of commerce ZiuUkel, the noble ami high-spirited young man. folt a glow of enthusiasm tingle through his veins as he read of the mauvdorini; deeds performed by his most noble ancestors. He could not brook to follow Uie humble pursuits ot either craft or commerce, aud jet, longing tor strife and battle, he would not tave served under the banner of the usurper Ue-od to tave been appointed Heiod's general. This wss why ho entered the lists as a free bo'ii glndltor, determined to win by his good right h ind the cold thnt should give comfort to his aged parents and his gentle stsier linth, a lovely maiden, then Just verging into womau*There were several gladiators of other nations assembled beneath stout master Brenus' roof, cons sting principally of Bpsrtans. Arabians and Greeks, the latter having been re Downed In all ages as the founders of the olinipio games, and great love s of the sports of the arena. "ADOtber stoup 01' thy ?lne. good mistress Manette " said Nes or the Thractan; "per Hercnle. methinks each succeeding goblet emaoKs with a richer llavor than the last. We need choice viands to strengthen our forms for the approaching festival, for they do say It is going to equa some of the combats that were arranged 10 please toe declining years of old Tiberfui I hope that fate will match me against Kuraiiu arms and Koroan courage. 1 do not care to tight a Thraclan. for one feeb m pang of conscience tn alien thing a foot of cool aleel between tbe 1 lbs of one s own oountrymen." 1 I'ei ligps Nestor" ? said Brenus, somewhat nettled st the disparaging tone tn wh ch tbo former spoke 01 itomau courage? "may Ohd his superior In some good stout Roman o-un. My own lock* are whitening now, but for a wager of tweuty broed shekels 1 would not c ire to staud line a bullet of blows for tbe umusemetit of the oomiiatiy." Tbe quarrel that ensued between the Gladiators, the blowa that pnsse 1, anJ the powerful retaliation of tlie ta inted 'b->y," ore recorded luthn continuation of the story, which Is onu of the most startling snd brilliant romances that has ever been placid before tlie American public; full of thrilling Incident plot and counterplot, from bejinnlup ty 0C,i. Thesceni^ are laid atth i' jVRrbv* -Jj;, woiau's uistory whevj QCmn haij Unveil at the highest pinnacle of power nnd h?r dominion DHdettd from the o( SSJihlit t" the soorchlng aauiis of iinypL Aod y#t, with all her pnrup and power, the Imperial City, numbering A population ofsov, n million stills, ncmrdlng to the ablost historians, whs a vast cbsroel hnuseof cehaticliery ami crime. '1 hers was a famine of virtue, and a friot ot luhde ity during the sway of the lu famous Cnbguiii, the imbecile Cliudlus, and tbe monster Nero. Th" populace follow ed tn the wako of ihsir rulers, and there was ac-ircrty such a woril known In Kmie as female chastity. Mrsaaliria, the wife ot Ctsufllus, gave herself up to tbe embraces of common j" tern .nd brawny gl idlalors, and while her husband alone tiiotiLln her cn i .ki. she waa known as tbe most cituii'inoi enurt^:iiins hi e > er Urnttal of Rome. ^JulU, tin* daugnier 01 'flips, 1.1. /i ;ripp|i'., tho iuoCm r of Nero, tierc like 11 nip.r? 01 Inn 1. un and uiliuciliy. Their nam-1* might bo blotted t'em th.* pages of history dtd we n' t need su'h"\ ample, in pi,n e h'v det.s; e uie female sex may bee mi'' wbea li st to ever serseof virt te Tht iiivoiuit* of li.*; i.reua and amphitheatre nstfvenin the a'oty (,f tic m-bi i".v t<! i.;l ib-r, a stri-ti' oorrect, as told by the bt. htstoi ni a or nil n jcn: nnd the faneiet of the a tih. r ? tn every w tieie "tin Uiiik parallels In t 'nl li The serpent nn>fl mer of i.viiin, h ig!,;y feet in iiugt'i, iuu nl teed lntoili" arena toeonip the crtprtcii us 1. hlmofth' fslrnabln* t'opt>oiah:isltst 10 simile In the terrihlo i'j tlnin,di soribeilbv unihl.ttiN-uiii I. ivy, thm kept the hon hii srno at bny t'or sevweul days at the river H 1 gadrn In A ti ica 'I b? bait of a bull aud rhinoevros was actual. y given for the HimiBeincnt of the populace by l*oinp?y tlie 'Jr. at. T be sea flgbl st Aotlum was mlmleked at Itome b " Juilm ' ' n**r.V* scholars are aware that paltl cmi Jtwris fought naked on the sandsof the arena to pit nee the fevered fancies ol Me. Iiogabalii*. C aligula and Nero. 'Ibe mysteries of the magic ait were practised in Ihe first ceotilry by cunning adepfs throughout r"a ..nd Ihe Roman pro vlnoe of Ihtssaly. he terrible feats of himon Magnus in CM^iaou tdevl!*, and awakening Um dea l to lUc, ire scarcely credible of battel; bat are vouched for to the authors o'f tlie age, somej of *ho;n are men of wit sud understanding, und wo are forced to ponder If there waa ludecd a time when msn Bad tbe power to tamtiex with unholy thlnry. The Oanot> of the Dead and tlie magic banquet at w hleh the Hebrew Gladiator recognises In tlw gtdonian goddess. AstartB, his long lost sister Beth, raised from the tomb bv the awful spells of the frnl sorcerer, Is touo ol <lho most thrilling cpi?sics lu ibis nulquc aod wonderful story. Meter and brother liavu sworn o'ciial vengeaooe on toe Itomun, snd w-lland I'ahhfullv they icep llielr vow; the sister, In her Ufo rouetve*", fuliils her des tiny in making a still greater criminal than herself in tli ? nioit aP'r ^ero; snd the vejigeaiicu of the brother docs not cent, until enwrapt 111 tire <n? the temple of .terusalom bo shouts his |??t defiant w ar cry?" Da. athl death 10 Uie Roman!" All these tldng? are faithfully desorPNid In the (2,'sl prize story, "J'ho lirhrf w Cilsdlalor," commenced In the Now Vovk O lp>iernf Nov. S, and for s''le f>y all news dealers, st four cents per THE HARPER'S FERRY AFFAIR. Argument for Arrrsl of Judgment fto Old Brown's Case* THE TRIAL OF COPPIE COMMENCED. Address of WendslI PMllipa, of Massachusetts. Extraordinary Eulogy on John Brown and His Fellow Conspirators. The Bloody and Brutal Rochester Manifesto of Seward Elaborated. Intcretflng Account of a Vbit to the Dome of GerrM Smith, Jta, Ac., <ta THE TRIAL OP THE CONSPIRATORS AT CHARLBSTOWN. Ciuruktown, V#., Nov. 1, 1869. Tbe Court met at ton o'clock this morning. Ooppec was brought in. Previous to the proceeding to his trial, Mr. Ghiswolu stated the points on which an arrest of judgment was asked for In Brown's case. In addition to the reasons mentioned yesterday, he said It had not boon provod beyond a doubt that he (Brown) was oven a citizen of tbo United States, and argued that teason oould not bo oom nutted against a ^tatc, but only against the general government, citing tho authority of Judge Ptory; also stating tho jury had not found tho prisoner guilty or tho crimes as charged in tho indictment; they had not re sponded to the offences charged , but found him guilty o' , offences not charged. They find him guilty of murdor | in tho lirst degree, when tho indictment dou't j chargo him with offences constituting that orlmo. Mr. Hrjrren replied, quoting tho Virginia codo, to Uio effect that technicalities should not arrest tbo administration of Jurtico. As to the Jurisdiction over treason, it was sufficient to say that Virginia had passed a law assuming that jurisdiction , and defining what constitutes that crime. The Court reserved Its decision. Mr. Brown was present during tho argument. The jury was sworn in Coppio's case. Tho testimony is the same as already publishod, but is more brief. The examination of witnesses for tho prosecution was not oon| eluded at the adjourn meet. | Cook waived an examination before the MagbUratos' Court. j Extraordinary Address of Wendell Phillip* on tbe Insurrection. I Eulogy on Mwl Brown? The Plot t!?e I Legitimate Fruit of Anti-Slavery Doctrines?Brown a Martyr to Law, Justice and Humanity, Ac. Tho most extraordinary speech that was ever delivered by a man professing to be sane was the address givon in Plymouth church (Rov. Mi'. Beecher's), by Wendell Phil lips, or Boston, last night. Ho woa announced to deliver the fourth lecture in the "Plymouth Course," and his Eubject was, "Lessons for tho Hour." H was hinted that ho might allude to tho Harpers Forry plot, but wo venture to say that there wero not a dozen people in the liouso who had the slightest idea that ho would devoto an hour and a quurlrr to pranounce a glowing eulogium on Mid Brown. It was with iw iviiderable dirtleulty that our reporter pro erred pl%ht uccowr.i Nations to report Mr. Phillips. THEOtWi)'. iiiTOM ,a youth of prepossessing appear .moo, in trortnocd tho lect i er, but beforo doing so said that lio hold acoic of a Brooklyn paper in his hand which contained an article in reference to himself and Mr. Phillips. Tho editor s lajd, If Brown aud his accomplices aro deranged, what aro we to think of Wendell Phillips? H" (Mr. Td ton) had not consulted Mr. Phillips, but as for himteif, ho would nay if it could be proved that tlio Rrooklyn EvjU wan sane, he preferred to lemain crazy. This l late mat was received with great enthusiasm: ? THE ADPREKS OF Hit. PHILLIPS. Wexdku. Phujji's then rose to address the audience, and was so loudly applauded that ho was unable to proceed for some time. When silence was restored he sj>oko as follows: ? Lai '1KB and Gkhtuquw ? I speak with tho utrao?t sincerity when I say thnt I cannot expect to say anything to you on the subject of tho hour which you havo not al reudy henrd. 1 should not, in the sense of giving additional intelligence on it, willingly huve com ; here; but when great questions divide the community all men arc called upon to vote, and I feel to night that 1 am simply giving my vote. Tho subjoct is tho "Lesson of th ' Hour and moet emphatically, I think, the le-son of tho present honr is Insurrection. (Laughter ) Insurrection of thought always precedes Insurrections of arralos. The insurrection of thought has been going on in this country for the laBt twenty years, and now insurrection seems ontering on a new pilose of tho great roorai American struggle. There is a great tendency to fair play ? th it great English principle? at the bottom of our nature. Itemed i as if Virginia was prostrate and conquered at Mu per Hirer- j ry. Connecticut has sent out many good schoolmasters, but j i she never before Kent any oqual to John Brown, born aj ^ 1 Litchfield. His opposition to tyrants stands in noble com- j parison with his obedience to Cod. (Applause.) I should , not apply the word Insurrectionist to John Brown of Ossa- . watcmle. There was no Insurrection In his actions. It is j a mistake to call 1dm an insurrectionist He opptfed the \ authority of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Comi monweaJth of Virginia!? there is no such thing. There 1 is no civil society, no go verumeut; nor can such e*ist exi oept on tho basis of impartial equal submission of its citi1 jens?by a performance of tho duty of rendering justloe ! between God and man. The government that refuseB this is nono but a pirate ship. Virginia horself is to-day only a chronic insurrection. 1 meau exactly what 1 nay? I con| sider well my words ? and she is a pirate ship. John i Brown sails with letters of marque from Cod and Justice against every pirate he meets. He has twice as much right to hang Governor Wlso as Governor Wise lias to hang him. (Applause, and cries of " Hear, hear.") 1 am speaking of the case as God views It, without oriuging to the corrupt morals of the nineteenth century. What 1 Bay or this insurrection at Harper's Ferry is, that tliero was no government of Virginia. Virginia has proved it by lu r own actions, by the haste sbc ha? glwwn In disj posing of John Brown ? Uio tame liasto that tho piratO 1 (.hows vrlien be tries a man ou the deck and then runs Win i tap to the yard arm. Absolute history shall hereafter Judgo ' ol th n fe. ins und phantasms of ours, as practised against ! John Brown. lie be^an his active life In Kansas. It was ; a ^ct. of confusion, but the South plauUtd the confusion t ll.' i e. New -he reaps the first fruits of her planUug ? ths i piudirg f Uic Wi b-ter* and tho Clays yoars ago. She i p .iiV<! the s'l-ils of violence In Kansas. She taught i n:< n the uso of the bowie kuifo aud tho revolver. Now 1 thiy Ixgin to b'-> turned agilnst herself. Some peopl j attribute the action or John Brown and his companions to me, Dut It is ton much for me. If it wero not too pro! F mptuoes and undeserved, how gladly would I claim to : be llio teuchc i of that nuiu who throw himself agalust an ! empire in favor of lll>erty. (Applause.) He acted llko the men of V x'.ngton. who threw themselves against a great i niplro which w lthhel l their rights. If to tbo mo nitut of his capture at Harper's Ferry the lito of John Brown was on" of complete stioooss, truth, juttioe. can dor undaunted bearing, and knowledge of his religious dnti'is Tlito is the man who could take eloven nvn from Kansas aii'l a" I" M'ssourt anil lead them to victory In the cituw' t>f liticitv, and when ho had necomplishe.1 his obleet' return with two horses, which wer? afterwards sold bv auction it. his presence at Cleveland, while ho Stood by all l ftnuklv inlot med th" bidders of tho <tefe0t of their title; hat this announcement did not pre vent thi'lr cointnundlng a high prioo. (laughter and applause.) This is tho man who in the very face ef the nation avowed his risht to interfere in fax or ot liberty , and his interference was long and very successful. . But every man meets his Wahtlno at la- 1- Even Uiougn John Brown did fail at Harper's Ferry, he has done a Brent deal already. This I* u great country to live in now. In Iteeventevn ni?n have been found ready to die tor an idea, (kd tH' thanked for John Hrown. I should feel proud of my country now it' I worn In Kuropo aus boara It rant against me tiiat Americans are pro slavery?and U.!s t n hi" a'oo'uit. We havo at latt redeemed the loug iiu.i my <A twenty yiarawtth whi-.i wo could be reproached. i e \peeted und do expert insurrection. it is th*' result of Mtiti .-'.ax ery teaching. I taflwd xay that I prayed for it of dpgjftcil It But no nam.' man ran look at the Ilialory of Ufa country for tho last twenty years and (uppAM that wv should go through like a ship in a storm ami that there should nut bo such scents ati those at pur's Furry. Tbo first deveiopemoDt of popular sentiment ha* always come out in mobs. We havu been mobbed lur our opluitttiH out of gicat clta s, pelted outof small onus, abuaed by big men and small editors during twenty yoarn. (laughter) The tables aro turned now. Tbo baby shoot of civilization is mitnilesllug itself and appearing t> tU.i public. Civilization doeij it* work first; then violence, more impetuous than reason, lorgetiiug that it is but her successor, plunges forward iu favor of the popular sentiment in opposition to wrong without waiting tor tho more curtain operation of thought. You cannot expect a IMrltao fresh) tcrian as Brown 18? yes, ho is a regular old Crom welilan, dug upand pluccd in New England? you cannot expect that be daro not proclaim that it is wrong to aell a mau at auction. Wo have had a great dual j that calls itself Christianity? American Christianity ? , but this Christianity has not bad tho courage to fearlessly i set forth its principles. John Browu? one man? with seventeen others, raises himself against a wholo for the support of what ho foels to be a prlucipto of Christianity. II'- stood tho representative of right an 1 justice against a state. The hanks of tho Potomac, in history, will sound more brilliantly because of the actions of John Brown than because of those of Washington, whose m ?aiU"Dt stands upon them. Aud If Virgniaatt-mpW toliaog him, it will make ih river darker than any other historic stream, and it will take more than two Washington!? to ha horn upon Its hanks to ri.toro It to its original Rita io , (Sensation, busses and applause long and boisterous.) I I say what I really think, and I think that after twenty years exertion against slavery you would consider me the im Ft cowardly man in tho world if I did not fearlessly stand hero mitring my true sentlmeuts. The South is a great jiower. Thero Is no cowardice in Virginia, (tpplause and laughter.) There u no cowardice in Virginia. The South is not to be aroused. (Laughter.) Tbo lunatics in tho Gospel were not more frightened than these VlrglnianH, when they feared tho Saviour was going to torment them before the time. Virginia did not trample out tho agitation caused by Harper's Ferry, for though she may hang tbo old man who lod the party' that frightened her, a John Browu will always live iu every g Hid man's congcienco. Tho South desires not to be disturbed, lest the whole fabric of slavery in the South should go to pkiceR. Brown tried it, and the wholo tahric trembles to its very base. The South could buy up Web. f-ter for little and Everett for nothing; but Brown gives her something else to think of. She grasps in her view Mexico on ono side and Cuba on tho othor for slavery. Brown turns her attention inwardly. lie has taught her there is a new element In these Northern States. The idea has spread through all classes of society. Tito American peoplo oro drunk rith cotton and New York Oteerrart. (laughter.) took forward to fifty years hence when tho world w ill give its verdict on this important question with impartiality, when civilization shall have more completely performed her great work. When that day comes, whit shall be thought of these mon who now labor for the maintenance of slaver) y Suppose that John Brown did not stay at Hauler's Ft rry ; suppose that on that Monday when the excited imaginations of a, 000 Charlcstown poo pie had swelled his force iuUi 400 white men and 200 Africans, and that when the troops arrived they found nobody ? suppose Brown and biH party had got away ? you never would have eonvinsod Virginia that tho whole of Pennsylvania was tvd in arms against her. She has not be?n able to sleep well sinco 1831 , but after 1869 sho can never have a nap at all. (Laughter.) This excitement is not produced by tho rising of a racc. There never wai a race but one which contended successfully against their oppressors. Tho proud, bluo eyed, light haired Anglo-Saxon cannot boast of his civilization. Christianity and progress redeemed us. Neither France, Spain , nor the northern nor southern nations of Europe, ran boost that any of them is tho oco. It wo* tho black, despised, calumniated, slandered population of St. Domingo who, by their own exertions, without civilization .freed themselves from the tyranny of their oppressors. This is tho only record in history of a successful revolt of an op pressed and ignorant iK-ople after a eervllo oppression of one hundred years. We may then throw wide our vain gloi ious boasting of our deeds till we have accomplished one half of what his been done by a black nation. Ijberty has come to us on tho outside ? not through ourselves, but by means of Christianity and c vihzatwn. It is a libel to us to use the sa) ing that if you Lay a dollar on the other side of hell a Yankee will go for it at any risk. (Laughter ) Thorc is a remnant left of tho old Puritan stock which will Incur any danger in a proper causo, and this remnant is destined to give the death blow to tho ? slave power yet. John Browu never thought his enterprise, perhaps, coolly ; but his defeat is noibing but the tlrst step to something better. All that is wanted is, that public opinion will not declare the government of Virginia a government because Governor Wise says so. Ther#aru 2?, 010, COO of people who should act in tho matter ^and what wo claim of these It), two ,000 is a prompt and fearless expression of tholr opinion You will remomb ir that there was not a gnu fired at John Brown by Virgiuia. Tho troops of Maryland and Virginia wero col meted; bat it was you who shot him ? It was the sixteen marines to * hem )ou pay l ight dollars a month ; they tired at him and took him. When the disturbed Wate could not stand on her own legs for trembling, you wont there and strengthened her feeble kne?n and held hoi ti:u,'.i. sixteen men, with tie- vulture of the Union above them, did this. It was you who t?>ok the Old mau by the throut with a pirate hand, and if ho is lianged our civilization is d if graced. I say and affirm it, wo aru disgraced if a gallons is erected for his monumeiit. Governor Wise says ho never saw such resolute coursM* Brown is trusty, courageous, virtuous, daring. For the?? qualities, which are patent to tho world, Virginia has nothing but a scaffold, labor broad dominion : he can only afford too well known possessor ot iheRe noble qualities six fcot for a gruvo. May God help the Commonwealth that am afford such acknowledgments to so great a hero us John Brown. Too Virginians say they have a government, but thoy havo not the slightest Idea of what It ought to be. Hera Is a man brought before a jury . She Isgiving a jury, a judge 'o try him . and a tho heao she has an ?x?'c>itivo of the St ite, who is to put his band to tho warrant for his execution Yet that executive is bound by the very rcs|xinsibility that rests u|K>n him to keep his mind impartial as to the guilt or innocence of the accused man. The law says that man is a murderer who s gns a warrant for tho exocitlon of a man if his mind 1b not altogether unbiassed. Yi t Governor Wise said Brown and those with him ought to he hung. Every lip might have sai i it but his. After th s It was not possible, under the old English law, to havo got a proper jury In Virginia to try Brown. (Crios of " lleur, hear.") Jeffries, in tho drunkest momeut in his life, would not have tried a man who could not havo stood on his feet. Thero 1; not such a rocird in tho blackest roll of the tyranny of tho Stewarts ns tho trial of John Brown. There is no such infamous proceeding recorded in any nnnals as the trial of Brown. (Great applause) Tho New York preBS publishodan account of his trial every day. Trial!? a mockery. The Inquisition usedt) try a man with tho rack to make him confess guilt, but its worst doings were heavenly, righteous, when compared with those which have taken place in the town ot Cnarlestewn.Va. (Groat sensation.) What I havo epokon on this point will bo soon wafted to us in the English press. What shall they sav ? how shall they reflect the fact to us? that tho trial by Jury has boon diegraccdf In Boston, when tho news camo thero, whethor walking in tho street, riding In tho cars, whereever you met any one who snoke about Harper's Ferry the first expression used by all was, what a pity bo did not succeed. This was the sentiment of republican and democrat alike on the first Impulse. This was tho sontlmont which indicated tho true feeling of evory one who spoko in Boston, or throughout the Northern States. No man spoke of his guilt though tho trial camo, but ovory man seemed to give vent to all his indignation at the farce of a trial. The first person who rime to me to spoak of the news when it reached Boston was Lyd a Maria Child*. Sho says that tho dungeon is no place for him in his presont condition. She writes a letter to Governor Wise. She says John Brown is a horo, and be has dine a great deal for liberty; ho is sick aud wants some ono to nurse him. 1 think slavery is a sin, and John Brown a saint. She asks per mission of Governor Wise to nurse him. She sends also a message to Brown and charges him on his honor to deliver it. Tho message was: "Old man, God bless you 1 you havo done a mighty work." Tho strugglo wrs a hurd one, tho difficulty was great, but the lady's request hue been granted by Wise. Sh<> may go in to watch over and nurse tho old man. John Brown has conquered. (Loud and cocUnuod applause and great limitation.) ltphimi the dim unknown Uod keeps watch above his own. Tt'c speaker now resumed his scat amid tho most vociferous burst of applause', which was followed by cries Of " Cor win," ofUu loudly repeated. Ti|i>va8 0o? ww, of Ohio, who was on tho platform, bsfidu tho lecturer, MOW and said that ho would eousidor it well to rctlcct ujkmi tho opinions expresse# by Mr. PWnipn, for llicy were well worthy i f reflection. They should all r* fleet , in he hlnwelf had already resolved to do, before ghmg hia \otc. Applause followed, and Mr. Cui win spoko no longer. Tho vast assemblage, numbering probably 2,500, then broke up, a 'argo proportion of them returning to Now York. PP. METIS OF TUB COLORED POLK POR OLD BROWN AND HLS COMPANIONS. Tlio announcement on Sunday last, by tho Rev. Mr. Gnmett, of tho Shiloh Presbyterian Church (colorod), "that a meeting would bo held there last evening, on which occasion prayers would !>e ofl'ercdup for the delivery of the "heroic Brown" and his follow sutlorors from tho hands of their oppressors, had the effect of bringing tog< ther quite a goodly crowd of respectable colored lndlvi Iu:i1b in the lecturo room under tlio church, at the corner ol l*rinco and Marion streets. The sor\ ires, which Witt listened to by every ono present with ti)?t marked attention whiclL characterises at all times the devotional exercises of thlrclass of our citlicm . were opened by tho p.wtor himself reading and ut-kiii^, the oongn g.itiou to Join In singing the 418th Hymn, styled the "Christian Soldier," and boginning with tho llni? ? Am 1 a soldier of the Cross, A follower of the liimb!' which was creditably got though with uul joined In by aimost evrv one present. The Rev. Mr. Constantino (white) next ro-<\ and after reading a portion of tho Scriptures and delivering a short but impressive prayer, rat down to make room for a colored divine, the Itov. Mr Witop, of tho Sn-onth avenue church, w ho continued to prny long and fervently for the liberation of the "martyr" to the oaus< of human Hh. rty. Then lollowed prayers Iiy h ooublo of colored individuals whose n, -lines onr reporter eonfd not learn . the services closing hv an address r?-om Mr. Carnett, which certain!) was hot distinguished for that moderation or tango npo which seemed to have actuated the other speakon*. At any r ite, of one thing there can be no doubt, th:it if prayers will bo of any benellt to old Brown hw d.iy of ?loin cranes Is closs a t hand. GERRIT SMITH AND THE HARPER'S FERRY OUTBREAK. A Visit to (lk? II*mc of Ucrrlt Smith? TIm People of HmIIiob Dctermlaed to Aeoiot HU SaKtndrr? Mr. Smith'* Alarm and ' Probable Complicity with the laeurreetloa? His Prlenda Dluaadt Him frvm Publishing a Foil 8ta'cm?at, which ?o?)d Show Others more Implleated than II lat self?Ills Preparations for Defence, Ac., Ac. FKOJf Ol'K BPK01AL C0RBBBP0M1WNT. PrrtRBORO', Mad won county, Oct. 31, 1MWEleven miles from the Oneida depot, on the Central R.?il road, pervlied well up on the bills of Uadis-Hi couuty , is tho quiet Itulo village, or setifmeut of Petorboro'. Tim last coesub shows It to havo been at that time a collection of three hundred and forty seven souls; and as il Is by no means a progressive locality, and as the natural iu crease by birth and decrease by death abo'it koop each other balanced, II w rea.-onabta to conclude that iho uum ber of its Inhabitants Li about the same now. It is a pretty village, the houses and stores being clustered mainly on tbe north and south Fides of a long green, surrounded with trees. At the cast end of ibis green ? itwoullbe dignified with the name of park in a city? is the onco pop uiar IVterboro' loukmy , now dilapidated in exterior and degenerated internally ; an<l at the west end is tho Kay House, the sole hotel or tavern of which the sef.Wj'nout can biftht. The street at tho west end stretchcs a little to the south, beyond tho green, and contains a few straggling residences and tho village cburcb. On th? south Bide of the green are some tlius-n priva e dwellings and that Important inrtitutlon, t&a Post Office. On the north side we find Fix or eight dwellings, two drng stores, a tailor's shop, two groceries, ono country dry goods store, a corner building, of a glaring yollow color, bear ing the sign of the Petorboro' Hotel, but with its doors and windows all closed, and the residence of tbe Huu. Gerrit Smith, ex member of Congress, abolitionist, an l supi>osed accompli co or tho Harper's Ferry insurrection tats. 1 have said that Petorboro' is a pretty village. I should have said it must be s > in summertime, for n.>w all Is bleak dreary and desolate. Tho trees are bare and the grass is withered. Enough snow is on th j ground to give the scene a slovenly, dirty aspcct, like a female in a soiled white dress, and the air is cold and damp. Throe huu dred and forty inhabitants out of tho throe handled and forty seven appoar to appreciate the comfort of indoor life, for I have only seen some half dozen faces out of doors in twenty four hours. B it though to outward appearance everything is dull, no little excitemeot exists in tho village, and Indeed in most pails of the country, on the subject of tho Harper's Furry afl'a r. In all circles that event and the ruiaored couuec tion of Gerrit Smith with iho insurrectionists form the stv plo of conversation. The wildest rumors aro of course afloat, and conjectures that speak but illy for the Intelligence or common sonso of the community are freely bandied about Tho first person with whom I had any conversation on tho subject was Mr. P. Farrell, a strong republican, land lord of tho hotel at tho Onolia Railroad depot; and as I found his sentiments very generally ro echoed during my prog rets through the county, it may bo of some interest to report exactly what was said. a ig there much excitement about here in regard to tho Harper's Ferry affair)'" 1 asked. " Yes, sir," emphatically replied Mr. Farrell. " I gnoss Gerrit Smith is considerably excited about that m ttwr. He is telegraphing from hero all tho while. His nigger was over hero day beforo yestorday quite late, with dea patches. The telegraph office was closed, and he bad to remain until morning. The old gonUeman, evidently, is a good dial uneasy." Question. What is he uneasy about? Docb he fear an arrest? Mr. F. Well, I don't know that he fears anjUUng-whcrc . > his pitariiitr': are tafulyod; but then he to sflMMmi ad uneasy about it, and I suppose he to *?rjr much eul about Old Brown. Q. Suppose a warrant should come here for his arrest on a requisition from the Governor of Virginia, do you think he would go? Mr. F. Well, so far as he is concerned hlmsolf, il let alone bo probably would not resist it. Q. Would any body else resist? Mr. F. I guess it would be tough work to attempt to go him out of Madison county. Q. Why? Would tho people offer any violent opposition to an officer? Mr. F. An officer! Why it would take a regiment of soldiers to get him away. Yes, sir, tbe peoplo would resist. They'll never let Gerrit Hmith go to Virginia; that you may bet on. Q. Do they so generally sympathize with his abolition sentiments, then, in this county ? Mr. F. No, they do not. But then there 's scaroely I a mnn In the county who has not at some time or other asked a lavor of some sort of Gerrit Smith, and uoouo ever came away unsatisfied. Asido from poiluu, he's ! every man's friend, and when that's so, it is difficult to i make peoplo consent to let Buch a man bo arrested and taken off to another State. Q. Then tho peoplo hereabouts are fond of Mr. Smith? Mr. F. Fond of him ? I guess they ore. No ono can help it, for he '8 a noblo old fellow. Q. You say ho 's Borry for Ossawatomio Brown, as they call him. Do you suppose ho was personally well acquainted with him? Mr. F. Oh, yes. Brown was here constantly some years ago. He bought cattle to take to Ohio. His two sons were hero with him, and he bad a big law suit growing out ofa wool contract, In which Timothy Jenkins was his lawyer. Ho was a One, honest appearing fellow, and was generally liked. This was the substanco of tho conversation; but when I left Oneida for Petorboro' on the following (Sunday) morning, the landlord remarkod as I stepped into tho buggy? it XoU Gerrit that If those Harper's Ferry follows take him, It must not be from hero. We'll make Iho old house a fort first I" 1 drove from Oneida, eleven miles up hill, to Petorboro', on Sunday morning, over an Indifferent road. Once during tho ride I diow up at a litUe roadside tavern for the cua ternary refreshments? water for tho horee an 1 whiskey for the driver. Tho occupants of tho barroom wore threo men well advanced in years? Iho landlord and t*o of hid neighbors? ono lamo, tho other partially blind, and tho third very doaf. The cheerful log flro was tempting; and so, throwing off my shawl and pulling off my gloves, I took a Boat on the wooden bench in front of tho grate. Now, thought I to mysoir, hero I am in search of information feeling tho public pulse, as it were, and aseertaining what the popular sentiment la In respect to this dangerous affair In Virginia, aud its probable consequences. Hero is an opportunity to loai n the oplnionB of three honest, disinterested men of the rural district*, and a little Investment, accompanied by a proper degree of caution, may accomplish my object. Acting upon Uie mental suggestion, I invited my throe elderly friends to the bar, and as rye whiskey was the only beverage to bo jjirocurod, wo ''took drinks round, I, of course, very lightly , and the invited guests rather more solidly. After beating about tho bush tor some time warily , so as not to startlo tho bird , I approached tho subject upon which I most desired information. " Anyihing new from Harper's Ferry?" I Inquired. Two of my friends gazed at mo with astonlshod looks, and Iho partially blind man, even, soemed to stare Inquiringly. Tho landlord was the first to speak. " Who's Hari*>r, and whar's his ferry? ho asked. 1 don't know nothing about him." ... 1 was nonplumed. "Why , you've heard of Ihe outbreak in Virginia, and Gerrit Smith's supposed complicity with the plot for a negro insurrection.'-' 1 inqu red. u So. I haven't," was the reply. "Have you, Jake? "Well, strikes me I did hear su'thln' about It, replied another of the rural dlstricters; "but I should think Qerr-t Smith would be tired of niggers; 'taint six months since a nigger raned a little white P'U? in Oookftvilie, *nito her father lay dying In bod, and she has beeu near dead ever since. It's all along of Utwe darned abolitionists that such things happon. 1 U say it, tf 1 am a republican." It w as not many minutes before I left this tavern, where the occupants knew nothing about Mr. Ha/per or his forrv . and w here 1 had made so poor an investment. Mem. ? The whiskey only cost three cents a glass. 1 rcached Petorboro' during church lime on Sunday, and found in tho hotel tho usual uumber of idlers generally ?alberod about a country tivorn. As 1 stepped out of iho buggy snd entered tho hotel, inquisitive glances wire bent upon me; but taking them ouly lor Iho customary curiosity of a country settlement, I soon sought my room and a con venation with Mr. l'ay, tho landlord. ' Iii.i the Harper's lYrry aflair croato much excitement in this place?'* was my Inquiry. " Yes, a great deal,1' was the landlord's reply. Q. How does your townsman, Gerrtt bmitb, fool about It? I.. Well, he's quite excited aud uneasy. Ha #c?ms to f?> I bad. Q. I)o you supp<#ie If u warrant should como along fvr blf arrest bo woul j be token away without difficulty? I. No, fir. Ho would eot be uk< n aw.iy at all, unlesH iIiofi) arresting blm bad moru guns iban wo can muster In town. Q. Have you reason to suppose be would himself resist arrest? 1. >lc would if bts friends wish that bo should. Q. Would they count-el resistance by foro-V I.. 1 think they would now, bocauttc of tho declaration of Governor Wise, thai be wished a mob would tafco <? t ritt-mith to Virginia, and hw agaiust him if Ik caught him there. Otherwise I think much would have dei t n? eu on tbe manner of the arrest. Q That id, I suppose, if Governor Morgan should de ride to yield him up on a requisition from Virginia, and ? lie authority of the officer wan undisputed, tbure would bo no resistance? L. Well, II a siugle officer came horo with ? warrant frirn Governor M-irgan, aud Mr. Suiilh desired to go quietly , th? people might t onsen i to buvn him uken. B it ivi'u ihen I think tneio would bo dittioiiliy , for ho hx fri? wis here and all over the county who uro opposed to hir going any way. V. rditkal fi lends, do yon mean? I.. Oh, no. There am many of his boat friends wlio would never support him politically ; but almost all tbo peaple like him. He does a vast deal of g<x?l lutr*, ar\d mi plain and so simple m bw way of living (or a mao of lit* n.eans. He employs a large number of people, too, about hi? premises, indepedcnl of hta large cli iriiies. y Talk ii>g about bis charities, 1 suppoio ho 13 prcyd upon ft good ueal by Jim jesignlugV L. Yfs, a great d<*l, by people from all parte, who mine here and pretend to sympathise with his political vii-ws. They are constantly bleeding him, and ho is always moved by a tale of distress, so that others, too, have a i lianco of making money out of him out of all foi is of cliariiable pretences. I inquired vf the landlord which was Mr. Smith's resilience. and it was |>oiuted out to me fiom my bedroom * in lew. It HaudB on the north sido of the green, the tMrd building from the west corner. The premises have a frontage ot about one honored and fifty teet, enclosed by a neat iron railing, with a carriage entrance at each i d an>i a gat? way lor foot passengers in the centre. TUo lions.- stands buck trom the road about eighty or a hundred fei t and is well shaded by trees in tront. It Is a ? quaie two story ana a half wooden house, with a high sloop aud lofty port'co, supported by all white piila-a, reaching to tlio top of tho Second st.?ry wluiiowx Tae body ol the he use is painted a light yellowish brown, but ihe half story at the top la white, and apparently an addition to be ol<l house. A lining of brick lias recently been given to the house. The door is in tlio centre, and approached by broad steps. At tho east side of tbo bouse, leading fr < m tho principal parlor, is a handsome conservatory W'-h filled with choico plants. On tho west sido of trie gonm-ls is the stabling, built Boliuly of hi ick, and on tho oast side a prettily ornamented fijwer garden. Several sumro t houses arc scattered over the grounns at tlio back and sides of the house, and everything betokens the residence of a country gentleman of usto and refinement. Too bouse is tumished substantially and comfortably, but by no means expensively. There in everything fur use? uoihn g apparently tor luxury. It would probably astonish some of our ultra Southern brethren to see the residence ol Gerrit Smith. It is just as nnlike a conspirator's castle, or au insurrectionist's fort, or a negro stealer's depot, as can well b-- Imagined. No black muzzled muskets ? uo bristling bayonets or Bowie knivi s ? no revolvers ? not even one of old Brown's pikes, san be seen anywhoro about tho premises. There are two or thn e colore 1 servants at woi k on tho premises, but they look as little as poe-1ble like Favogo runaway slaves, reoily to burn aud ravish and murder. I looked over towards the house, and saw a Qi o little boy, about eight or ton years of age, romping on the stoop with two dogs. Even the animals failed to suggest anything of an incendiary, desjierate character to my mind. They were handsome, useful watchdogs, gentle as lambs with their youtblul playmate, aud just such as a well to do farmer might lovo to iiossess. And here let me fay that Mr Smith cultivates some forty ncreg of ground adjoiuing his residence tor his own family use. A very little luquiry amongst such citizens as 1 chanced to meet convinced me that the excitement hero has been intense, and the interest duel) seated, in all that relates to ihe Har|ier's Ferry atlair. Wherever I asked the queslion I found but one answer? the men of Pa-thorn' v*>uM never content that Oerril Smith th<r>M be taken hi Virginia. 7hey would reri't the ojfiects of the law, fiat, to the extent of their p/wer. But tbe most absurd ideas provailed. By sonic I was assured thut Gerrit Smith's house was watched by volunteers every night, in tho fear that a Southern mob might carry him oft' in the night, alter the laehion of Kansas border ruffianism in the days of old OBgawalondo Biown. By othcis I was seriously informed that the apprehension was not bo much that Ger? it might he arrested, as that he might bo shot ? assassinated by some emissary of Uov. Wise. Mr. Smith's u-lgliburB evidently believe that too BnnHwrmtii regard lilxn as a terrible aud powerful enemy, anu have no idea mat be is only looked vijxvii by every sensible man ad a craxy, but honest abolition fanatic. 1 soon dl-coveied ibut poor Mr. Smith Is about as excited and as mistaken as his friends. Indeed, I urn quite convinced that tho agltati >u couseqoent ufou ihe Virginia outbreak has not only impaired his h-ailh, but is likely to seriously atfuct. hw excitable and illy -balanced mind. He it a very ditf'rreat m an to-day Jr< vi v hat he u a* twrlre months i nee. His calm, dignified, impressive bearing has given placo to a basty, nervous ag Ution, as though some great fear was cone tuntly bo lore his imagination. Hi* eye is bloodshot and rostloss as that ol a startled horse. He has lostllesh, nnd bis face lixiifs as red and aB rough as though bo had just return.) J Irom one cf old Brim n's Kansas raids. It may bo Unit be cliaf' s and frets at the silenco and Inactivity Imposed upon him by his friends, rather than dreads any rospon nihility for tho past: but, however this mty be, he an(HaiS an altered man, and his true fueuils must deeply regri t an atlair that can so agitate and so distress him. Mr. Smith's views as to the Sabbath are us peculiar as are his |M>litical rentimentB. He follows rather the Jewish doctrine, and makes Saturday his day of riBt. Hu is. therefore, always visible and ready lor business on the Sabbath. Having been apprised of this fart, 1 sought an in terview witli him on Sunday, armed witn a letter from a tieSr relative. I foutd thiB uunewssury, however, as Mr. Smith at once recogt.ized our former slight personal ac qi n'ntabce. HiB family pro(i.;r consiete ;it this time only of himself, his wile, and a son about twenty years old. His daughter, the wile of Colonel Miller, lives ou the op1-oHte side of the green, however, and Is a constant visiter, with some of her Interesting children, at her father's bouse. There Is also just now considerable commotion about tbo premises, and a coustont fiood of visitors ? lawyers, relatives, advisers, and somo mysterious individuals? who come and go on business known ouly to ili? uiFeives. Mr. Ch?s. B. Sedgwick and Mr. Timothy Jenkint ? Mr. Smith's legal nJvieors in this affair ? togethor with Mr Fitzhugh, of Oswego, Mrs. Smith's brother, and several others, ladies and gentlemen, were guests at the house yesterday. The two former gentlemen have been cocFtant visiters at Peterboro' since tho duto of the outbreak at Harper's Ferry. A lew words sufficed to convince me that any attempt to obtain from Mr. Smith any Information as to the uctors In the Virginia invasion, or his connection therewith, was useless. I frankly avowed a desire to hear bis sentiments upon that subject. " Sir," said Mr. Smith, starting like a frightened deer, " I can't speak a word with you on that matter. I can't ray a word? not a syllable, even to my most intimate friends." " But," I argued, " I do not, of course, desire any disclosures or any word from you could Implicate or Injure any ono." "i can't speak about itatall:' replied Mr. 8. , "Jam going to be inaiiied. If any man in the Cnton is taken, it wiil li me. It would not be proper to say a word about It. I ought cot to say one word. I am advised not to approach tlio subject at all. 1 am going to be indicted, sir, indicted! You must not talk to mc about it." I diopped the subject as a matter of course, it is evident that tbe family of Mr. Smith ar<> much alarmed, and in a constant state of agitation; for when I approached tho house, a stranger to them, au approhonsion ? a dread paiutul to sec? was evident in the aasiousfour.tcnances of his wlfo atnl daughter, who were ou the piazza at tJho moment of my call. I subsequently conversed with a near relative and close adviser of Mr. Smith, nnd expressed to him a desire to obtain somo statement that, while doing injury to none, might, on tbo othor hand, remove erroneus impressions and lay facts before tho public. "Sir," he said, "Mr. Smith does desire to make such a statement himself, and cau scarcely be restrained from doing so. But if be should, he would do it In his owu manner, nod strike the thing square In tho fruv . let who might bo in|ured. He Is, however, strongly od vised not to do so in the present position of affairs, and has agreed to abide by the Judgment of his counsel. H'At-n he does t?ll hts story, it toil I be found that many tunc only partially t u-j eettd are more tmjJicaOd than He himself VS. But at present he will say no word to any person." 1 made some inquiries about Captalu Brown, and found that he was here lart spring for several weeks, a guest at Gerrit Smith's bouse, and that while here a number of the ynmuicni leading republican * tinted him, and were for doit* wi con.tu!taiwn uith him. A* 1 viewed Gerrit Smith, tho man of sturdy frame and largo heart, I could net resist drawing a coutrast in my own m r. I boiwvon him, with his earnest, disinterested, but mta-ureeud philanthropy, and his wily, circulating, selfish co laborer, William H." Seward; the ooe an honest ab?liuou is t? the other a political antl- slavery maa. How >*ido the distinction between the generous altuo'igh Almoot criminal acts of tbe ono, and the cool, woll weir bed, cart fully prepared professions of the other. Truly, there is as much difference between the manly heart auJ th,> poilticiau'sglrzard.os physically between the ma - ,e form of the Abolitionist and the insignificant figure u! u.o Ag uitor. J could not help thinking that Southern men, who have seen them both, must have much more respect for tho sturdy champion of the negro than for the cunniug Jemaj-'.guo who ridciB tho b'ack nobby only so far as it is safe and useful. The former has before now refused to ?bake the hand that would fasten a fetter on a human being. Tbe bitter, with Spaniel-like amiability, has tendered tho grasp of friendship to a Southern opponent who has Insulted him, only to find it haughtily rejected. Yet, would noia Southern gentleman re.-pe-ct the former far more than tho latter!1 An evidence of Gerrit Smith's sincerity was f?rll^h? mc last evening. A bright, Intelligent negro wo, aoow fifteen years old, c^rne into the silting room and 1 le iu-jkmI that ho was one of a family or < "s'nt wno were purchase! out of slaveiy by Mr. Sm th. Ihfl lather's name is Snm Kus.sel, and ho to a ruta^C of Mrs. Smith, who is a Southern Uuly by birlh.^ nte master died, and Sam was sold. When the fact oamo to the ears of Mr. SmIUi ho Institute*! in-i'iiry io South Carolina, where S-un A^as owned, olid tho result was that tho purchaser, a gcntloman of means, finding the Northern abolitionist in oarusat, agreed io let him have the whole family of eight persons fur three thousand tlvo hiindred dollars? ihan l?i3f their #r!nal value. Mr. Smith Immediately Mint an ?gent to lilt South with iho money an<l th? Riwh. II family were brought to I'eterboro', where they have since resided. FcnunaMy they ull turned out lion. gt and industrious and art- doing well. In reply to a question, the lad do - claie.l that oil ih,- colurnl m-u in the j.lace wouhl l*t I Stir lw ttfore Ihrir t*-n< factor *hnvld It lukm f rum hit home 1d? tl)t Harper's Ferry aOiilr. Mm. Smith's family name was Fitzhugh. Mr. Henry Fltsbugb, of Oswego, la one of her brothers, and her own nephew ? the porson who raptured Cook. 'Jliia fact occasions the family much regret. A comlf.M InMarce of Gerrlf Smith's connection with Ike negro I* related by hie neighbors. Home year* ago an orcvntriC Southern gentleman Utt 'J , leavli g forty negroes ihilr ti.'i u m, " pri Aided Mr. Smith would transfer them i<i Kt w Yor k state and provide for them." Tbte Mr. 8. of course consented to d o, for be declares bo cannot nea !).<? mme> more stii^factorily thau in procuring freedom I r ibe slave. Hi t whi u the time came for the oxodoe of the <la?-ki. s, they were Inform* d that iJerrll was a oaanit?ii, aud ouly wanted to get tlicm to New York to eook uiol rot Hi', in. The poor negroes were so soared thai n any refused to k-avo their state, ami choso to remain In servitude, mid ran nway as won a* they ooultt got uehuree, leaving only seven out ol the forty lo reach l'eti i lioro'. An ev id< nee of the excitement that exists In tbe rillago, and the constant upprehentieAof (be people, was furnish ed in lo) own cam. My arrival m lh<> village ou Sunday, a Strang. r. anu the carulets inquiries I made In reference to Mr. Smith's residence and to the j?. polar soutiroent on bin connection with tbo Harper '8 Ferry afUir. created the impression that I was In some way connected with legal preceding growing out of that event ? an ? ILcer, i>erliii| ?, come to steal away his prisoner. I waa consequently the observed of all observers to an unpleasant degree. I could not move without feeling, aa Mr. lick wick felt In the office of Mr. HardeH's lawyers, that the people were "twigging" me. One mysterious Indi vidua), after giving me various secret slgus and motions, followed me out of the room and hurriedly asked me If he ceuld "Up of any service," assuring mo that be did not sym|?tliise with (ierrit at all, and informing me thai I was surrounded by that gentleman's spies. Shaking my heud nj\Ktcri< nsly, 1 told him "rot at present," and left him, doubtlws, to dream of requisitions, arrests, rescues, anu probably assassinations. I sum up my experience at Gerrtt Hmilh'i homo this lie is in evident alarm and agitation, Inconsistent with th<> idea that his complicity with tlie plot is simply to the extent air. w.y made public. / ftelicie thai Ueoum't ruU to hit houre tftrpnng uai intimately connected with the im turr, etii ii . and tliat it is tbo knowledge that at any moment, either by tie discovery of papers or tbe confession of accomplices, bis connection with tho Mtolr may become exposed, that keops Mr. Smith in constant excl'ement and fear. lhat many others are implicated, whose namoa have not yet been mentioned amonirst tbe guilty, I have no doubt . fr< m tho information given mo at Peterboro'. If a requisition sbould be made by the Governor of Virginia, and tho surrender of the accused be acoedcd to by Governor Morgan, I do not believe Mr. 8. could bo taken from this county without desperate reliance. I should l.iok for bloonabed an naturally from that event as from th" Harper's Ferry outbreak Itself. But at tbe suae time thuro is no doubt that eventually the good sense and patriotic sentiment of tbe people of tbe 8 ale of New York would Iriuinpb, and the guilty parties in tbe wretched and bloody outrage bo delivered up to tho law, be they whom they may. LET SEWABD BE ARRESTED AND TRIED. Til THE EDITOR OF THX HERALD. 29 Wall Bnuwr, New York, Nov. 1, 1859. I>k.vb Bis? 1 have Just read your "Wader" in to-day'g Hkkald, In reference to the duty of Mr. Buchanan towards the Harper's Ferry conspirators, and I must say I approvo of the wisdom of your remarks. No doubt Seward Is tho arch-traitor in ibis affair, and should be arrested by all means, and at once, or as soon as be returns to this coontry. In fact, in view of the magnitude of tbe danger, is it not the duty of the President a', once to ascertain his whereabouts and demand bis surrender as a fugitive from a justice* I do hope you will, in jour able manner, pres. this duty upoii the administration, as you have more In licence with the I 'resident than any one else. THURLOW WEED SYMPATHISING WITH "OLD BROWN." [From the Albany Evening Journal of Saturday.] Virginia justice has a quick tongue and a sharp sword. Commita). indictment and trial succeed with dramatio alacrity. A wounded man is carried into court within a week alter his offence. He asks a day's delay, that be may have counsel not appointed by the tribunal before which he is arraigned. It is denied. Tbe trial prooeede t We neither say nor believe that Brown is innocent He only asks that the trial should not be a "mockery." Virginia, whatever ehe may think, cannot afford to refuse so little, and yet so great a boon. la tbe Cburt of the Doges of Venice, there was but the "Bridge of Sighs" between tbe victims and the scaflbM. In tbe French R-ign of Terror, the man imprisoned to day found hie door chalked for the guillotine to morrow. On board tho Semen, there was but a "short shrift'1 between an imagined mutiny and tin yard arm. Old Ossawatomio Blown raises h.s bead lo cxclalm, in tho spirit whhb animated Robert ljnm?t, when indignantly spurning tb "mockeries" of Justice "I do belle. e, Irduc'd by potent r)rcum?!* that You are mine enemy ; and make my challenge. You shall not be mj judge." cr ty Politic*. THE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS. The farcical process of registering voters was oon tinued ycbterday throughout the city in the Fame places os two weeks ago. The business in so no districts was quite brisk, and others quite the reverse; of the latter class, some of them registered but four or five voters up to eleven o'clock A. M. In some districts the registrars refused to take down any new names until they copied the poll list of last November. The localities whoro the registration was done w. re principally in low grog shops, vacant stores, engine houses, stables, and other places quite as reprehensible to n-s pec table citizens. Tbo :<rVioc was resorted to in sorno districts of entering on uic registry lists the name of a real voter at the Instance* of and to represent one not real, but bogus, and not bearing the name given, the true name being kept in tbo background, to be brought forward after registering the bogus m.ic bearing the true name shall have- (Kissed, then to twi ar in and prove in his vote should the same be challenged. By this process the same natno may bo made to vot- twice ? once through the registration by the bogus voter, and again by the Una fide voter through his oath and proof. The democracy evidently have the game all their own way, and by the trlckj of polities will make it tell In round numbers at the ensuing election. Ix>t every voter that has not had his name recorded, see that it is done te day, otherwise It will be necessary for him on ejection day to make an affidavit as to his qualifications und furnis h proof from two voters in his district that he is entitled to vote. DISSATISFACTION WITH THE ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN TAMMANY HALL AND MOZART HALL ? SENATORIAL. NOMINATIONS REPUDIATED. The settienvnt of the democratic Senatorial nominations for this city, it uproars, has not only proved unsatisfactory, but may probably be repudiated by the Mozart Hall conventions. In the Sixth district W. P. Parsons will continue a candidate, although tho nomination of William Mi Murray by the Tammany Convention it was thought would have been endorsed. In the upper district (all tbo wards above Twenty-sixth street) tho action of the Conference Committee in agreeing upon R. B. Connolly has caused quite n n uproar. The subject will probably be brought before the Mozart Hall General Committee, and the District Convention ordered to make another nomination. It appears that the flvo friends to whom tho Uozart Hall candidate, Mr. Moloney, agreed to refor tho contest, comprised but one person who had been a member of the nominating convention. The conference, It seems, sat some six hours, and had forty -flvo boiloltuigs without any conclusive result. A motion which had been frequently made to choose by lot was adopted at a late hour, and a sub committee of C. W. Baker and ox Gov. Henry was appointed to write privately tho namo of ono can d id ate each. The names o< Malony and Connolly were bo prepared, and that of tho latter drawn, when he was d'eiared the eandidate. The Connolly toon stuck to their candidate persistently; the other party were desirous of a third nian, and offorod John Vance, C Swack hammer, Pr. Bradford, John Anderson. Mr. Fowler (Twentieth ward), and a number of owers. Mr. Wood led th" proceedings of bis delegation, and Peter B. Sweeney on the Bide ol tho Tammany candidate. ilr. Wood, Mr. Malooey, and their associates, who bctod in this matter, hold Ui'WveB txx?d tosUn.1 by ?h.? r. suit i* declared Mr. Wood, it u* given out, intends to s-jHtrfn the nom^nation of Mr. Connolly by ever, mew, in L j d. wer Such would seem to bo tho state of feeln e - ? >rTthe ward delegations that only the nomlnaI ti fr. rf some third person other than Mr. Connolly or Mr V., . * ve-jji prevent a division In tlie district bMween ^' iwo toTuoM jt is insisted that the (inference should . b T; aw n a third person, even If tho award was to bo .. -ttrniaioo ?>y lot, and an anti Douglas stump candidate ' Will at lasi h< se t up. Tho real souroe of tho difflcoKy is 1 . much In the mode of proceeding as in the fact I that Mi Cwwoily Is intimately connected with Douglas: thai Mr Baker, the acting friend of Mr. Connolly, is tho financial agent for tho "Douglas campaign," and that a certain Douglas subscription paper was circulated, and heavy bets off-Ted on Douglas's Presidential chaness by the friends of Mr. Connolly gathered at the place of oonfer. no>-. Ur ie is also taken against the latter, on the Sound that ho is committed to the As tor House clique on e Hi cad way railroad project and other heavy Interests. The opposition candidate, I>. D. Conover, was nominated in kplte i< the Broadway railroad interest. TO THE EDITOR OF THB HSKALD. Orncs or thk Daily Nxws, \ Ksw York, Nov. 1, 1869. j Your isriie of Ibis day 's date sutes erroneously that I have withdrawn from the course as tho democratic candidate for Senator In the Sixth district. Your reporter hat- been misinformed by some pervoo. I have not with draw n, and shall Dot witlidt aw. and all ;;tatoinenU to tbo cfl< ct lliat I have done so, or contemplate doing so, ar pet on feot for malicious purposes. Mease give wis fiction tnlhoHnAiJ>. PHAKK IAB90

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