Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 8, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 8, 1844 Page 1
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, I , i.' Hg It j 11 ' 1 1 = TH Tot. X., No. 1?0-Wlaal? lo. 9000. RELIGIOUS ANNIVERSARIES. Presbyterian BMrdofKorelfn Missions?No Great Crowd, but some very lovely Women nnd a great deal of Sympathy for the perishlng Heathen* A meeting oi this Society was held yesterday evening at the church in Wall street. Dr. Miller opened the proceedings by reading the 72J .Psalm. After which he offered a prayer; he then commenced his discourse by saying that he held it to be indispensably necessary for a christian people, IVho meet in the House of? md, at tile commencement of their proceedings to read a portion of the sacred volume ; after which he read the entire of the 28th chapter of St. Mathew, and called upon his christian brethren to comply with the commands of our Saviour, and supply to the famishing heathen the light of the holv gospel. Although, said Dr.Mil lor tho 1,?? I.,..,,, I., !,. I.loooo/l word lor ISO!) years, yet not more than one quarter ot the population ot the globe has yet heard the glad tidings ot the Bible, and here we are cramped and feeble, and unable to send the small number who are willing to take their lives in their hands and go and spread amongst those heathen the light of the blessed gospel of Jesus, Doctor Miller, in continuation said that, if it pleased God, He might have converted the whole world without the aid of man, but that it pleased Him, in his divine wisdom, 10 employ the church in the accomplishment ol this great measure. You cannot, my friends, he better employed tllan by being engaged in the salvation of your fellow men The Church Of Christ, ho said, in the uarly ages ot Christianity was a missionary Church, and as long as she continued so she prospered, although all the powers ot dark r.ess were leagued against her, and she triumphed over those powers; but wnen she lost her missionary character, she lost her sanctity and tha power cf doing good The Rev. gentleman next adverted Ic China, and said, that lie thanked God that that great empire was now open to them, and all who profess to take an interest in the missionary cause, should turn their eyes to that great field of missionary labor. He said that China contained a population equal to one-third of the population of the whole globe; and it was the duty of those he addressed to send the glorious tidings of the Gospel to that benighted people. If, said the reverend gentleman, the Presbyterian Church alone would enter on the glorious work with ardor, they could do much to rescue the Chinese from eternal perdition; and concluded by exhorting his audience to enter into this glorious cause with ail theii hearts, with all theii ftdulg, and set a bright exathpie to the rising generation. Mr. Walter Lowrev next addressed the meeting, and gave a brief statement of the proceedings of the Board lor the last year. He slid the groBS receipts of the Board tor the last year amounted to $74,37-1 07 The gross expenditures to 10,620 93 Leaving a balance on hand?to meet current ex peniei?oi fitw.b&a u Mr. LoM-Rtr then went on to state the number of millions in connection With the Doard. Ha said they had them in Texas, in Oregon, in India, in China, in Africa, in India they have three missions, about six hundred miles apart, to which was attached four boarding .chools and twelve ordinary schools, to which there were attached, of the native population, upwards of two hundred scholars. He also gave a very flattering account of the missions in Texas and among the Indians, and concluded by impressing on the meeting to subscribe liberally to enable the Board to carry on the great work of salvation. > Doctor M'Cartt next addressed the meeting with great eloquence and effect. Alter which Doctor Alkxardkr, of Princeton, closed the proceedings by a prayer, and invoking a blessing on the misrions and missionary laborers, and the meeting adjourned to hold their next mcpting at the city of f.ouisvillo. American Society for the Amelioration ot the Jews. This Anniversary Meeting was held in the Tabernacle, on Tuesday morning, at 10 o'clock. The attendance was considerable ; but not equal to the other very striking assemblages which have lately taken place. Not only in point ot numbers was the difference perceptible ; the attendants differed man obvious degree from other celebrations. On the evening previous, the American Seamen's Friend Society brought out an immense mass of the young, the beautiful, the gay ; on this the sober and sedate portion of the community preponderated.? Tnose grave christians who are in the.habit of looking into the old prophecies, the ancient evangelical turn of whose minds, turn with devout reverence to the mysterious prophecies ol the Old Testament; and with hopes to their sure and immediate consum niatioii. The sermon opened with singing and prayer, and the Rev. Dr. Milledollar presided. He commenced by reading a short account of the origin of the present nourishing society. It originated with a few friends in Columbia College, in the course of a conversation on the condition and future prospects of the house of Abraham. On the imprecations they invoked on themselves at the crucifixion ?the subsequent destruction of Jerusalem?the scattering of the Israelites among all nations?their sufferings,according to the predictions of prophecy, as found in the account of the vision of Iloreb, ol the bush on tire but uneonsumed?their peculiarity of features; their retention of the great key of knowledge, which alone can unlock the mysteries of their symbolical and meterphorical prophecies ; their disruption and cessation of their old institutions of sacrifices; the loss of the genealogical records, in consequence of which they were ignorant of the trib-s to which they belonged ;?all these led to the inevitable conclusion that they present an indestructible moral monument to attest the truth of God and the tulfilment of the Holy Scriptures. All these topics being dwelt upon in that conversation, it caused an extreme interest in the sufferings of' the Jews ; on the true nature of their institutions, and ended in a formal presentation of the views of those individuals to the congregation of the Hutch Church, of which they were members. They approved of the proposed steps to be taken iD December 2, 1823, and a resolution was passed to the effect that it be recommended to the religious classes of New York to take such vteps as they thought meet for the amelioration and conversion of the Jews. A plan was drawn up if future proceedings, one of the first ol' which was to ascertain the number of Jews resident in the city and other information concerning them The proceedings of the London society for the conversion ot the Jews was kept in view, and a committee appointed to draw up a r port, which, owing 10 onforscen and uncontrollable caiisea, was not preaented til) the 8th of September, 1820. The whole proceedings were laid before a meeting of nil evangelical denominations, held in Oarden street, on November 6, tS2l>, which meet ing resolved that it was expedient to attempt the objects proposed, and frame an address to the public in general fu furtherance of those objects. The report then went on to atate the subsequent operations of tho society, the obstacles presented?the bad success which attended their ,-tTirts. The report wound up with adverting to the necessity of increased exertion, and the increased encour agemeut from the prospects held out. The Treasurer's report was then read, which ahnwed that the Anancvi of the society were in a sound atate The year's receipts amounted to $1 U00, and the expenditures a little less ; to this w as to be added a sum raised by the sale of bibles, etc , and other means, over $100, which made the balance of $148 The funded capital of the society, amounted to $4 A'M). The annual iejiurt\wa? then read, but presented|uothing of eery striking importance The success of thru labors wu compared to that of the London society, and the pro> ccedinga *1 the latter Mated at great length. The report Wept iri view two object* especially?that the success of the efforts made here were not so great as the motive* to action warranted?and that the proceedings in Kngland proved that|the conversion of the Jews was a legitimate und practicable undertaking. An interesting case was stated of the conversion of some Jews, especially one -the son of a Bavurfan Jewish llahhi; and that through the agency of the Christian zeal in Kngland, no less than 100.000 individuals were reclaimed from Judaism. Dr C'lvr. was then called upon. Ho entered at length into a scriptural proof of ihn restoration of the Jews; dwelt ?t large upon the fulfilment of the prophecy, quoting the 37tn or 30th chapter, 16th verse, of Kzekiel, also the 33d chapter of Jeremiah, and the last chapter of Daniel, all going to prove that a restoration of the Jews was spoken of; that that restoration could not mean that from IJahylonish captivity; and that it was to he looked lor as not very distant "when the times of the (Juutiles should be fulfilled." The llev. Mr. Smith made a feeling appeal to the Association in favor of their ;elder brethren, the Jews, lie traced an analogy between the history of the Jaws and that ol their own Association: they passed through difficulties and darkness, hut would both emr-ge from all that clouded their glory and usefulness He pointed to the importance of suppressing minor differences of opinion? to look to the thing to be done, more than the modo of doing it lie believed, with Charlotte Lli/.aheth, that the promulgation of the Bible wai rntlrely adequate to convince tho Jews of the coming of the Messiah, and that it wis ignorance of it, and adherence to obsolete Talmudlcal tradition*, that blinded them The llev. Dr. McCsaTv sustained the caul.* with oner arid fluency, and then declared the claims ot the Jews upon the Christian world such as could not he neglected without rebellion against the Majesty of heaven. He very pathetically dwelt upon the isolation, the neglect, the persecution of the poor Jew, who was the only section of humanity which elicited no compassion. Their claim is one ol right; it was tlod's command, and he, when he sent the apostles forth on their mission, told them to proclaim tho gospel to every creature, f>r?inm'njr at Jn'itnlrmand on another occasion, " to th? E NE w jews and sjso to the tientile." They had also claims on our gratitude, it being the channels of salvation and the divine oracles. Besides these, mcnr other arguments were ably enforced by the speaker and heard with nach attention. Dr. Stkt.lar made a few remarks, and was followed by Dr. Ds Witt. He showed the immense value that the | Jews?scattered abroad through the world, knowing so mpny tongues,possessing considerable wealth?would be- j come, in conveying the gospel to all lands. He paid a i tribute to their efficiency and ability, and footed the an- j thority of Wolfe, who, in his Bibliotheca Hebraica, gave a list of one hundred men who were Jews. Mr. De Witt j congratulated them on the fact, that tins was the only country that had never persecuted the Jewa, and, therefore, avoided the solemn declaration of the Almighty, that he would "curse those who cursed them." lie besought the prayers of the church and the domestic circle for the Jew s, anil thut !*!ew York would make tho exertion to hasten the great events predicted by prophecy. Tho Doxology was then sting and the meeting sepafa ted. American Seamen f! FHsnds1 Societ jK On Monday evening, in the Tabernacle, the euniversnry meeting of this association took place at 7k o'clock. At that hour the precincts of this large building were thronged f:,h moving masses, bornp along to take part in the proceedings, uy l.';e ' el* interest taken in that hardy, brave, generous, hut, alas! too reckless set of "citizens of the world," 'he mercantile seamen. The seamen, too, were not apathetic witnesses 01 mis move in uieir mvor, and as one of the speakers aptly remarked, others would act for Ihetnj when they did for themselves. The sailors for once were sllrewd men?prudent i men?for once the contact with trrrrt f;rma ceased to simplify and unman tltein. They sent their forces to the Tabernacle in a large, orderly, and well arranged battalion, which marched forward to the place of rendezvous, with Steady step, to the sound of martial music, drums beating and colors Hying They took up a position in one of the side galleries, and filled, lor the nomr, a niche in this temple of benevolence, and lent ther manly figures and sunburnt teatUre3 to eive a bold relief to the softer tints of grace and beauty that filed the body ot the edifice. There were as usuul on all pious occasions, 011 all those where sympathy for the faults, follies, misfortunes anil vagaries of humanity are demanded, a concourse of the best, the liner portion of our species, the ladies; and, indeed, the large attendance on this anniversary per aps, wns less the result of the uniform operation of benevolence, thap a peculiar and attractive sympathy witli a class! who, if thejv liave node of tneir grace aud their beuuty, participate in no small degree in traits of generosity, and often of tenderness, as is well known. Capt. Edwar* Richardson, the president of the society took the chair, and the Rev. J. Spaulding acted as secretary. The annual report was read alter singing and prayer. After which,the ltev. Mr S. dwelt at some length upon the position,the objects and prospects ol the association. The report began with saying,that the sea was theLord's, and intended bv nim for higher and nobler ends than a great highway for money-making and mere trade. It was intended by its Maker to he the irr^at hitrhwuv nn ivlimh (Iip ffnunpl wnultl ffn In nil men round the globe. There were more than two millions of seamen on the ocean, whose destiny was either to moralise mankind, or vitiate and corrupt those with whom they came in contact. A great and new impulse had been given to their cause during the last year. New efforts and societies had sprung up at New Orleans, Mobile, Norfolk, Ualtimore, Philadelphia, and Portland. The New York Society he said, contained 16,000 members. The Marine Hospital was giving relief to 1114 boarders of which 8-lOths attended weekly temperance meetings, half attended nrayer" meetings in the morning and evening, whilst more than that proportion signed the temperance pledge ; whilst a considerable number were new creatures in Christ Jesus. It was a fact thut since the Iriends of this society hud begun to vet, actions for u*sault and battery before the courts of law, had diminished 50 per cent. During the past year, 1514 were brought before the police courts for the ollence of drunkenness, whilst not one in 1000 of them were sailors. Sailors had a wonderful influence in the world for good or evil. He adverted to the power of their example in foreign lands. Missionary laborers were frequently obstructed by the odious specimens they often presented of Christianity. Notwithstanding their great eflorts they were in debt ; during the last year they have raised $15,220, besides $3825 for Hibles, iScc.; in all $18,745. The results of all this was gratifying. The deck of the chip was transformed into a house of prayer Many were the cases known of men being converted by such bcoks as ["Baxter's Call to tbs Unconverted," " Allen's Alarm," or " The Pious Kriend." He knew them to be converted at the rate of 19 a week and 17 a month. He would introduce to them, by-and-bye, one of the sailor class, who would tell them in hie own language the power that they might exert on the welfare ot the world, and concluded by exhorting them to aid such a noble cause. The Rev. E. N. Sawtlli next addressed the meeting, eloquently enforcing the claims of the sailor class upon the Society. Captain Samuel Elliott, of Brooklyn, was then introduced to the audience, lie felt extreme delight in appearing before them to advocate this great and gloiious cause ; and although he could not argue it as some more learned than he was, ho could state larts that he had seen and felt in his soul. He wss a seaman for twenty years ; he knew the dangers, the trials and deprivations ; he was among them ?knew every phaie of their character, and what they are In the extent of ten years' experience, itc never met with a pious sailor , and scarcely a ship, but one or two. in the first ten years of his sea-taring, which had any religious discipline ; indeed, he rccollec'ed when it was a matter of doubt whether a saiior had a soul to he saved at all or not. But the langungo of the report showed to the contrary, and should be written in letters ol gold in the capitol of the country (Applause.) It did his soul good to see the good that the Bethels were working; to see the hardy sons afthe oeenn melting to tears of repent ance. Captain E. then told el an instance of its good effects that happened in New Orleans, which whs strongly illustrative of the subject; also, that of a Portuguese mariner, who became a very pious man through witnessing the religious duties ol' the crew on board a ship, Hnd who was swept over-board after giving testimony to his happy state and certainty of heaven. In depicting the peculiarity ol the sailor character. Captain E was very happy. Although war, death, carnage and desolation had no power to move his iron-soul a hair, yet in othet cases he stlbwed the tenderness of a woman. Send a... .a ...? ...I. an l.a ...a. I.. I (La a.tlllaa. al """ '? """ "? """ " ? > > ..1C J ? heaven rattle around him?let the rude storm threaten to swallow hi* hark, and sweep him into eternity ?he standi out on the yard or the tall mast, as secure ami hold as i! on the earth At the cull of his country, when carnagr and desolation sweeps his comrads and friends to anothei world?when bloody legs and limbs are scattered around, he looks Rround him, insensible to all but hurling death and destruction to the enemies of his country. But appeal to his tender feelings?let woman tell him her *u<! tale of distress ?he asks no questions - his hand goes to the bottom of his pocket?and that hand is never empty at a good call?his heart, that no fears could quell, is melted in pity for his fellow man. (Loud applause ) Captain K. then related the circumstances oi his change ol life, hia conversion, pointing out the hand ol 1'rovi-lence in his whole career, and continued to address the audience with much force and fluency. Mr. C. J Jonks, a jolly tar, nest arose to S|ieak, which he did in a judicious manner The ground he took wai that gone over by Capt Klliott, between whose case and bis own a strong similarity was observable to him. II< gave a personal narrative of hia life, travels, vicissitudes perplexities?the vices of his youth were frankly confes sed?the mnnly and|o(T-hsnded, hut graphic and faithfu narrative of bis life, had a marked ell'ect?but when hi charged himself with "drawing others to ruin and desola tion that were doing well and virtuously, the ladies coult stand it no longer?they sighed, they wept, they gave hitr the tribute of a tear, and Jack was not only grieved, hill the cause of grief iu others?ho came, he saw, he con quered. A considerable collection was then made, and some ?'i vine service closed the very successful proceedings of thf evening. liswli Tappan'a Anti-Slavery Meeting la Croal?y street last evealng?tlgnal Failure A call for a meeting of abolitionists at the Crosby street College, signed by " Lewis Tnppan," which appeared in some ol the pnpers yesterday, turner out a sad failure. At f o'clock the following wni a correct census of the meetingWhite women o do men XI Nigger wenches 47 do men 34 113 A Mr. A. P. Williams was in the chair?Taopar artrd as secretary, and a Rev. Mr. Fowler an cnap lain. The latter offered up a long prayer, durini which, several of the darkies who had been raucF exhausted by the fatiguing labors of white-washinj und shaving,fell asleep, and kept up a rather iirofam accompaniment in the way of snoring. Then th< secretary read a long report, upon the conclusion o which,the atmosphere became too oppressive for or dinary lungs and we left. The whole affair was t most miserable failure. A MorRNiva litNu.?Last Saturday, a laborer, it 'igglng in front of the estate in Pearl street, recently th residence of Dr. B. Adams, found a <oM ri'm ahon three feet below the sidewslk. It bear* this inscriptim " M S oh, 0 Dec. 1713." The Boston " Record ol Deaths contains the following :-"Martha Hmith, widdo, aged ah ' years dyed fi Dec'r, 1713."- Rot/en Trannript W i< t^iit irrvnir HTnrvurTinn i Xj VV I UJtVJV, VV JLJL/iN VI Tiventy-KlglUh AnntreMtry of the NewYork Sunday School Union. This Anniversary was field on yesterday at (he Tabernacle, which presented a very imposing and interesting appeararc?. The pupils of the various Sunday schools, attended by their teachers, assembled at 3 o'clock, when the Tabernacle waa filled to it9 utmost limits. The dillerent societies had each' appropriate banners, beautifully executed, illustrative ol some of the leading passages ol Scripture. In the front part of the pulpit hung suspended a banner, on which was inscribed the words? " We wont give up the bible." On some oiliets were inscribed the words? " Give up the bible and liberty die*.'' " Suffer little Children to come unto me." Several illustrated passages of the Holy Scriptures on lianncs were scattered through the lurge edifice, on which were beautifully painted in oil, the sublime representation of the Suvloa# delivering to St. Peter the keys of his Heavenly Kingdom, wiflt the impteL'S^e and solemn injunction? " Keed ray iamt;, f?e<l my sheep." Another painting represented the Cook of Life, with a dove hovering over it, the representation 01 the " Holy Ghost," and a child underneath, pro. * : ,L? i.?i.. tiriUP in prayer, supporting l,le ""'J uiusc. The teachers In the female depmtments presented an array of beauty, In the simple elegance ol lashion, that struck forcibly every eye, while their little "charges" sparkled hi all their childish innocence, simplicity and f.ietiin?*ss, thift was cmlnentlv worthy ot the elder sisterhood. Indeed, wo hail every style of "Nature's sweetest moulding,''trom the soft, languid, irresistible grates aud charms of Byron's "Dudu," " "the toft landscape of mild earth,* down to taC "Aurora ltabey" of his most celebrated of works. Never did jioet In his dream of fancy, while conjuring up the brightest creations of genius, paint or form u single image ol'lemale loveliness,that the living embodiment was .'not to be found amongst tho bright constclia inn that glittered in gorgeous loveliness at the Tabernacle onyafmrdav The gentlemen teach'?*?, w'th their young pupils, presented a very respectable appeardncv end the perfect discipline and order in the entire assemblage,wu3 striking to the calm spectator. The ceremony commenced with the following Hymn, which waschuunted in chorus, Mr. Bradbury leading " Once was heard the song of children, By the faithful when on earth ; Joyful In the sacred temple, Shouts of joyful ptflise and birth, Ana Hosannas, and libsahnal Loud to David's son broke fort^. I'almsnf victory strewn around, Garments spread beneath his feet, Tropnet of the Lord they crowned him, la lair Salem's crowded street, < While Hosannas Krom the lips of children greet. Messed Saviour, now triumphant, Olorif'ed and throned on nigh, Mortal lays from man ot infant. Vain to tell thy praise essay ; But Hosannas Swell the chorus of the sky. God o'er all in Heaven reigning, We this day thy glory singNot with palms 'hy unliway strewing, We would loltier tribute brftf-Glad Hosannas To our Prophet, Priest, and King. O, though humble is our offering, Deign accent our grateful lays? These from children once proceeding, Thou didst deem ' perfected praise.' Nn.? llnonnol Saviour, LonJ, to thee wo raise " Prayer was said by the llev. Mr. Heed, when a second Ilymu was rhaunted to the air of " My heart ami 111 te. The words commented? " We won't give lijp the Bible," The Rev. Dr. louts her . delivered the address Many who were present well remembered the late Dr. Sand ford. He was a good and a worthy Christian, and he had heard that venerable man at the advanced age of H4 preact in his church in Oliver street. He received a good ad vice from that eminent clergyman,to ho always short and sweet in his sermons, lie would he short, therefore and in regard to Sunday Schools, he need not say much Their utility and manilold advantages in the numeroui churches spreading through the earth. Tho vast congre gution he saw around him was an evidence of the grow nig influence of the Bible. The deep responsibility o Sunday Schools, rested on the ministers of the gospel and it was their duty to look around and visit th< schools, to address the children i and if any minister were opposed to them, he had merely to say, " Goi help them." Tliev were hound to converse with tin little children and leam them the lessons of tho day He desired to have God's blessing poured down upoi the heads of the " little ones," and tho banner which h saw inscribed?" The bible, the bible, never give up th bible," he was pleased to see in the crowded assemblag he saw around him. The light of neaven was coming 01 the little tioys, and the inscription on the banner on hi right, " Suiter little children to come unto me, and forbi them not," was a beautiful maxim of the holy scriptural Their teachers had also a responsibility upon them, an they should show examples ol sell corn num.I and sell-cot tiol that would give a moral lesson to their young chargei The proof system was also a good one, and there wer some of the youths of twelve y ears of age, that woul shame some old men. He would conclude by exhortin them to follow the example of their teucheis and religion instructors The reverend gentleman, after dwrllin briefly on the subject of blindness,fand impressing on hi young auditory tiie debt of gratitude they owed to I'rov dunce lor this precious gilt? instancing the case ol a littl blind boy who received a bible from Boston, on which th blind can learn to read by the aid of raised letters, and b which lie liecame thoroughly versed in the sciipturci concluded. " ine nappy i.iiiui, wa* turn sung 111 cnorus, auc which The Rev. Dr. Shudder, an Indian missionary, ram forward and said?Do y ou all see that, my little darlingi (holding up a niii between hi* finger and thumb). [" Ye yei, was loudly responded from the little laiy* and girl amido.on?lderahle laughter) If I let that pin fall, will yo hear it drop! ("No, no," waa responded amid continue laughter.) Well, my little darling*, did you not often hen " It it a sin to iteul (" pin, pin, 1011," we* echoed throug the building, and all weie convulsed with laughter). H my dear little darling*, you muat not *teal. I wag delighU with your *weet little .song, and I shall now give you pure Indian one. (The Uev Doctor hern commenced t sing amid the moat tremendoua peals of from tl whole aaaemlilage. the little girls clapped their hands wil ' joy, the la lie* smothered their lovely lace* and ruby li ' in their pocket kerchief*, the gravity of the Rev. gentl | men in the vicluity ol the chair was shaken, and all w ' a continuous roar and burst Iroin beginning to end.J ' The *ong went tbu* ? "Hnnky, ptinky, wanky fttm, lloaky. panky, basky hum, I'inky, wiuky, blinky, faw, I'otero, metero, kee hoe maw." 1 Smn?hy, da*hy, footera nnng, Wiuky, blinky, milky fnm, Coora, poora, boora mum. [The little boy* and girl* here suddenly checked the rour* of laughter, when the Rev. Doctor continued ] ? 1 Too/y, moo/y, tee, faw, fum. After singing a few more ver*e?, which our rejairti 1 was somewhat posed in taking down, the Itev Docti 1 continued:-A* many of you as are happyjnow my litt | darlings, hold up your right hands. [Here every litt tiny linger in the entire throng was raised up J Areyo , all happy iny little dailing* I ("Yes, ves, yes, air," wi the vocifcrou* response ) Tha learned Doctor then n | cited a lew little stories, such as are usually to be four in the small first liooks for children One was in relatic to a quarrelsome little boy who stole apples, and after e | teitaining and amusing the whole audience, who wim 1 all through convulsed with laughter. "The Happ t Lord" was repeated at the Rov. Doctor's request, who the meeting separated highly delighted. The different Schools then adjourned in varioll* sertioi along Broadway tothe. L*stle Harden, which was conv 1 nieutly fitted up with seats in the centre lor the occasio together with the promennde or gallery aliove, and wh? tilled with the children had a vet y pleasing and animati 1 appearance. In the balcony over the entrance wa* placi a hand of music, which, by its harmony, added much the cnlivenmcnt of the accne Alter singing a ' a prayer being offered by the Rev. Mr. Luck, of Ne ( Jersey, the Ilev Mr Belcher, of London, in Kngland, a . dressed the children In a very nle.iaing and simple ma ' ner, though It wa* evident the ltev. gentleman could on ? lie heard by a very amall portion ot those present. Th fen t lemon" was followed tiy the Rev. Mr. Rodger* of No ersey, in a brief hut interesting address The childrt then sang one or two other hymns, and after the benedi tion, witndrew in the order called upon by one of tho ol corn ot the society, and repaired in ilitl'ercnt directions their several school rooms. LKGisi.ATtriit.?'The Awembly bill for the pr 1 servatio* of certain public worku? panned to :.> 1. 11... In nn U>l?i.,l,.r ?i?l,? mini i f?minw, in wo r protracted Kitting. The votn ?tood Hi to 13. , The bill to reduce tho number an* provide for the elf . lion of Canal Commiaaionera, paaaed the Senate on Sati ; day. The Senate ant on Thilraday, Friday and flatnHi j. nifht, until IJ o'clock. J leu ns nnt Ranks ? llrig Hollander arrived tl morning from Rotterdam, reporta that on the '21 ult, Int. 15 30, Ion. 117 20, *a\v n large number of Iceber) very high out ol the water; 25th, at I P M , aaw the I 1 ahead, extending N.K. and S W. na far ai the eye coti o reach from the mainmaat. Horn up and atood aouth. ( t 29th, A A.M., the ice appeared broken, and at !) 30 A. n (having run 120 milea along the margin of the ir.e) foil " i pnaage, nnd hauled to the wnatward Icet erg* in *iq 'I in every direction, tome of them very nigh, and from o to two milea long /tor/en Trnntrripl.

* ; i i 11 i "V TT& -WT 1 ? I V IV i VY MORNING. MAY 8. 1! Great New Fourier Movement?John A. Collins In the Field! Whilst Albert Brisbane is doing the work of his great master Fourier in Euroj>e, there is little danger ol its decaying in his absence here, so long astwo such apostles us Horace Greeley and John A. Collins, from lovely Skeneateles Lake, are spared to the faithful. John has come to this city, and has gone to work like a inan. Yesterday, immense placards were posted all over the city containing the following startling announcement: "GREAT AND GLORIOUS NEWS! SOMETHING NE>V AND INTERESTING FOR ALL. JOHN A. COI.UN'8, of HUriifatule* Lake, Has arrived, and will give the first of a series of Lectures on the great principles of Association, this (Tuesday) evening, at the Apollo Saloon, at half past 7 o'clock. SEATS RESERVED FOR LADIES. Entrance F> ct.,' This characteristic and important notice collected a very large Concourse of people at the place and <ime specified,- amongst whom we observed a number "f very beautiful females. Mr. Collins is a tall, sturdy, rawboned, sunburnt, hardy son of the West. He is in the prime of life, and is a vigorous, lluent, and on the whole rather ngiceuM* speaker. He has not at all the spirit' uul appearauce at ?he extravagance of manner which might l?e supposed from the character of his published writings, which afc distinguished by great originality of conception, and vivid imagination, going considerably beyond Greeley and the common run of the Fourierites. Mr. Collins' lecture last night was merely introductory to the promised course. It was occupied chiefly with an exhibition of the argument tliut all the evils in the present state of society are but diseases that can be totally eradicated, und are merely exceptions to the law of order, and justice, and happiness, like the ill) which all'ict the body are exceptions to the law of health. The succeeding lectures will be rich and interesting. The vievvs|'>? Mr. Collins in some points, especially on the very interesiifi?' one of marriage, are peculiar and new. We shall repo.'t all that is striking in these lectures, and in the meantime advise Horace Greeley to look to his laurels. New York and American Sunday School Union. A Very latge assembly of the friends of this institution met last e7onin*, at half past 7 o'clock, in the Tabernacle, to hold the fiscal anniversaiy meeting, und lay before the public the success ?l the labors of the friends of youth during the past year. Dr. Ferris opened the meeting by prayer, nnd singing the llftn psalm, to the tune of "Old Hundred." which had a tine and solemn effect. A juvenile choir then treated the house to some music; the instruments were altogether violins, and a violiucello, under the direction of Mf. Parnfcs. Mr. Maurice, at the cail of the President, read the report of the Secretary for the past year. It ok a fuir and unexnggerated view of the state ana lafc'o?^ of the institution, and held out motives to greater zeai, although the success of former labors was not uninteriuiiiea. There were 107 schools on the roll of the Union; 100 of ffiese were in active operation. Ifeports were received from only seventy of them in time for the Broome street annual meeting. Of these schools, eight were I connected with the Reformed Dutch Church; , twenty-five to the Presbyterian; twenty-four llaptist; five Methodist) two Scotch Presbyterian; 1 Christian ; 'i Kpiscopal; 1 Moravian : i Lutheran ; 4 Coiigregatioiiulist, and 33 not connected with any parti cular denomination. The total number of scholars was 19,333 ; the male teachers, 1,317 ; the female teachers, L 1J7.J?total, 3011. There was exjiended 1178 dolluiH, an unusually large sum. The report embodied extracts from the reports ol the several schools, but owing to their ex, tent were not all read. The annual report concluded with . {minting out the wider field for Sunday school work thai > existed among a juvenile |K)]iulation, which if not taker - care of, would corrupt and endanger society at a futuri period. f Iteverend Mr. Stovk, ol the Presbyterian Church, ther , made an address to the meeting. He hailed the annual re 3 port with satisfaction, and felt that its publication would i have an eflect an the public mind. Anything in favor ol 1 the young finds a ready access to all. Few persons would e lie willing to confess to a want of sympathy for children : . and lor the honor of humanity he would say that sucti a cases were few. It was impossible to trust the in e uoceuce, the llow of animal spirits, the clinging e helplessness of children ; but it was very possible lc e fail in paying a duo respect to children and n what their tender age demands of us He told an anec s dote of a < ierman professor who accustomed himself tu d take off his hat to the pupils on meeting them, and who l. when remonstrated with by his brother professors, am d told that it was degrading the dignity of the station, am I- an undue familiarity witli pupils, answered, that he did not look upon them merely as scholars, but us the luturi e professors, generals, statemen, literati of their age, am d lie respected them not for what they were, but what they g would ho. Thus should children he ttrated. He depre s cated the custom ol making children witnesses to com g municiitions of such a nature a'i were carefully secrete) is from adults* These were uften of a censorious nature i- perhaps a piece of scandal, und the clients of such on tin e youthful mind were pernicious. If children were con e scions of their influence, if it were possible lor them by y ?onie revelation to become ars are of their danger, the; s, might reasonably be supposed to address their mother conjuring her by her teats, her love, by her afTection >r tor thein, uml interest for their souls'eternal welfare, ti tend with cRre their juvenile years, and save them fron e the contamination of had example. '1 lie tenacity of tin young memory was dwelt upon, und the power of tie . first impressions on the whole life. There was hut a stei from the second to the first childhood, ami often the reenl u lections of a mother's early lessons of piety were thi d agent lor reclaiming the vlciaus) even the most dissolute w infidels on the death bed hail been softened by the remem h hrance af early years Nothing was more certain thai o that eurly training determined their character and destl >d nation. The truth wbh presented in 100U forms ; in pro a verbs, Scripture, the analogy of nature all declared, thu o " the chihl was father to tlm man." Mr S. gave som e beautiful illustrations of all these, anil was applauded oi lh taking his scat in a marked manner. |'? The Itev. Or B a mooch here rose and said?He ha e*,i?r, Irt f,ll',.r nr. 11... I slakl in .i.lilitinti til what bid a ii* ready been said in relation to Sunday Schools. He ha been reminded to Ktuily brevity in hi* address. Tlie r ligiou of f'hrist was the greatest leveller to the enemyit nlao elevated and railed uj> and took the poor up uu the l.ord took up theWggar and the little child, and ga? tliem a glorious immortality Thi* mighty conglomen tion of feeling on the anhjeet of the gahbath Srnool er terpriae in the city of New York, demanded the warm n| plause of every man. New York would exercise an it Auenccall over the Union in thi* regard. If that man c destiny, who (ell in Waterloo, hail had the advantage c ir Sunday School education, lie would not have been stoppe in hi* boundless career The dew* of heaven that fal upon the earth had a vivifying influence upon the atone and fruiti of the land, and so had the Bible on those wh ' had been blessed with it. ?!, Rev. Mr. Stoi ktos neat addressed the meeting. II said he could only compare the present meeting to th Mount ot Transfiguration. The Uihle had accomplish* ' it. The kaowledgu of the truth was of slow acquiremen It was obedience to truth that led to the hlessihg* the had al! enjoyed. Slow us was the process of aoqtllrtn truth it w as their duty to search after it He would fui hope that those who got n knowledge of the truth woul be led by It. < hrl?t designed truth for the redemption r mail; and It was not honorable to their principle, to thei ^ moral constitution, to suppose that they were to negler " the duties which the truth inculcated. The man thn haiilene I his life and heart in op|iosition to the trutl could not have neace. (Jod gave his only lielove son to save mankind ; and the mere knowledge e the truth was useless, if they did not nractire th , truth. I'he higher a man rote in searching lor th truth, the more he enjoyed its) blessings. In the pri , sent age of tha world they were in Iwndage, by forfeitur "f twill l.v raiiG<rrt>c*i(kti. I'utnotH hud noun out iheir Mood for tie Statu martyr* had poured out tlio Y hlood for tin- (fospel hut t hriit had pouted out )ii? hloo lor mun; that hloo I cried to Heaven for veagwance. I i " hi* own city, hloo 1 wa* strewed upon the Atone*, and 7 cried to Heaven for vengeance. The State wa* mill i bondage, and he rejoiced in the hope of reformation in th Stato he alluded to the nomination of Krelinghiiyirn (AplatUW and hisac* ) He *aid to the other party, give i ?i" *ttch another man litre Krolinghuyien, that t iod may a| J prove inch a tribute to religion* integrity ? (Applause an kisses alternately, from variou* part* of the building ) At the ronrluMon of the Addre**, benediction wa* pri nounced. v hen tlio meeting wa* aeparutud. a V. N. Circuit CoMrt, before Judge Jletta. May tl.?Uinn/ Sltphrnt v*. /Iini'if f Philip h'lll Th wa* an action for the alleged violation of a patent rigli ,r. The plaintiff rlaim* to lie the inventor of certain new hi rueful ImproA ement* in the manufarturo ol coloring m.i ter, and rendering certain color* more apnlh able to dy ing. staining and writing, for which he obtained n polo in th in country on the 3l*t of April, |S3fi, and obtained a othar patent for the ?ame invention in (treat Uritain. Tl plaihtiff now complain* that tlio defendant* have pi rat th, hi* Invention and have availed themselves of it at th< (?, wotfk* in Itrooklyn , that they have al?o counterle ted 1 ce labels, a,el have sold large quantities ofthi* coloring mi lid ter in thi* city and New tirlean*, a* hi*, under the in counterfeit or imitation label*. The came i* Mill pi M. gre**ing. and will occupy the ( ourt for the remainder nd the week ht The plaintiff counsel are V1e**r*. Staple*. Cutting a ne Oillord I leletulanl*' counsel, Me*?r? Kmorson a I'ritrhnrd EI ERA 344. City Intelligence. LitiHTNiNO?I'ttovintNTLAi. Escai'E.?During thf storm on Saturday afternoon, between live aud six o'clock, the lightning struck a tiD popkr tree in ? front of a dwelling house, on the middle road, ' about a hundred yards to the left of the Harlem rail track, and the third of a mile beyond Union S<iunre. The dwelling is occupied by Mr. Mazzlin, who is employed in the engine factory of the Harlem railroad company. The tree stunds within < about ten feet of the dwelling house, is of great 1 height, and waa struck near the centre. The v lightning in its descent peeled oil" the bark cleaner than it could have been done by art, and spreading 11 over the trunk below the branches, shattered aiui t partially split it. The most singular thing connect- v ed with the circumstance is this:?Mrs. Mazzlin, j, observing the storm coining up, shot down the windou> opposite the tree. Her two children, having \ jiM come in trom school, sat down by a table close y l>V the tadttr to Ml their supper. While they , were thus engaged, the lightning struck the tree, , passed from thence to the window, shattered the j glass upon the children's meal, and passed off with- , outdoing further damage! Here is a subject lor | professors of electricity. Had the window been t o/irn, no doubt both children would have been kil- | led J>r. Franklin und other philosophers have con- , tended that glass was a non-conductor of lightning < this would seem to prove that the hypothesis is a j fact. The tree is nuite an object of curiosity. Shut \ down'your windows when u storm is coming up; d such a course may save life. a Prookess ok hie city.?At the " west end," ti that is fromChelsea to the vicinity of Union square, V the numberaof lai-liinnahle residences and churches now in a state <>t erection are wondertul. This put of the city will soon rival in splendor the most magnificent and aristocratic portions of London. All our rich merchants, professional, men, christians, sinners and par "tans, are building mansions fit for princes. What u pity that the bankrupt law is repealed. Lower Police Office?Tuesday.?Hoarm 01 the * Points ?A man named Terrence Bum wan enticed into f one of the groggerics on the five |ioint8 on Monday night, ^ and rohlied of u dialt from the Branch of the Maysville, Kentucky .Bank,valued at $i<MM),aiid u quantity of due hills C and $77 in sovereigns, wliieh were cut loose from an in- y side pocket in his vest. None of the property has been recovered, hut Cornelius Noonan ond Klleii Johnson were u detained us principals, while Kllen Ityan and Mary Ann a f.eonard were kept as witnesses. ( Board of Mupervlaora. c Alderman l'urdy in the Chair. May 7.?The Board met this afternoon, and after audit- . ing and ordering some smcil liills to be paid, the Record- ' erpresenteil a petition from J. P. Mantan, praying to be ' relieved from an erroneous assessment. Ills Honor sta- 5" ted that a clause w as introduced into the last unnuul tax ( tiill, empowering tlie Board ol Supervisors, ut any meet- ; ing of the BouiJ at which the Mayor and Recorder f should be present, to correct such erroneous assessment r Upon complying vviui mo recjuircnivuis puiuicu uui uy wc statute. TLf prayer of tho petitioner-rraH granted, and 1 th<! Board adjourned to to-morrow, (thi? duy> at aeren J o'clock. i County Court. I Tho Hon. Judge Ulshoeffer, President. , Mat 6?Alter tho court was organised,the case of Justice i Gilbert,which was commence.! yesterday, was resumed? , two or three other witnesses wero examined, alter which the case for the prosecution w as closed. Darid Graham, < Ksq., opened the defence, and alter some brief remarks called Mr. Kry, one of the clerks in the l.'pper Police I OtHce. The witness was examined at some length on be- < half of the accused, when the court adjourned to Thursday j next at 4 o'clock. I Superior Court. 1 Before Judge Oakley. I M*V 7th.?Jart'li Dieffenbai k't r.t frlrr Srhwin, ft alt.? ' This was an action of trespass, for breaking into the plaintiff's, cheating a disturbance therein, ami breaking ( his doors and windows. The defence was. that it was a drunken frolic, and that it was pTafntitf himsell who broke his windows. The court charged that beyond a doubt a trespass was committed, nnd although the damage was trifling, tin? plaintilfhad a right to bo I>a,M fer'it- and left it to the jury to give such damages us they thought the euse warranted. Verdict for plaintiff' fV Ilorm r liutltrrs. Thr Mayor, .^Mstssm t he plain | tilt is a builder, and entered into " itract with the defendants to build the 11"' , according to certain plana and s|>?cilicatlo,i., contract contained o clause, that in the event of defends, ts Is-ing minded to alter their plans nnd specifications, ?. that any axtra work should tie pellormixl by the contractoi, not provi fed ' far therein, that such questions nhonlil be referred to arbitrators, to be mutually chosen by each party. The pluiittlit alleged that he performed extra work to the amount of several thousand* oi dollar*. Two sets of arbitrators were appointed, but from some cause they made no award?a tliiid set of arbitrators was ufterwaids up pointed, and a deed of submission executed by the parties. The arbitrators proceeded Willi the arbitration, and. amongst other things, surveyed the entire of the building, and examined the materials of which it is constructed, and after such survey and examination, being of opinion that neither the work or materials w ere acconling to thctenns of the contract, they disallowed the plaintiff several items in bis account, ami finally made an award in tavor of defendants. The plaintiff refused to abide by the award, on the ground that the arbitrators hud no power or authority to make a survey or examination of the original w irk. their duty being confined to consider and - i.tDlnlliP* i-luim for extra work an.) btought his action in the Superior Court for recovery of the uniouiit of hi* claim. The defendants |>lca<l?><! the award, and vi iJict wu? rendered in tlu-ir favor, which J verdict wan uftri word* confirmed hy the foil court. The question wan Nuhsripiently brought hefoie the Supreme < ourt, and the decision of the Superior Court confirmed. " It waa next carried to the Court of Error*, where the J judgment of both the Superior and Supreme court* was reversed, and a new trial ordered. The queation now to > t?> pasted ujinn is, whether the artiitrntoia weie authori*' vd, under the contract, to examine the oiiginul work and ' materials, or w ere they confined to aihitiate on the plain ' tiff'* claim lor extra work. It wns also contended by de1 fendants' attorney thnt the aw aid being still in force, the ' action cannot be maintained. The jury, tinder the direr. B tion of the judge, rendered a verdict lor plaintiff for f J.'v " Olio, subject to the opinion of the full court upon those 1 points. Mr. O'Connor for the plaintiff?Mr. Tallman for defenI' dants. Court of Oyer and Terminer. e Before Judge Kent. A Mermen Tillou and Waterman s Mat 6.?Bridget O'Brien indicted for the murder of her ! new horn infant, on nth of January last,by throwing it t into the privy at the rear of the bottle, No. (i St. Mark's I I'lace, was arraigned and put on her tr fll. Mr. Phillips, | i- the acting District Attorney, shortly slated the case for t the prosecution. After which, he called John <farrilon. e who testified that in the month of January he was called a on by Mr. Hooper to go to Mark's Place and assist him in gu ting a child out ol a privy. Mr. Garrison went with d him, and discovered the child lying at the bottom of the 1- piivy. They got a colored man lo go down with a pail, id in which he placed the child, and brought it u >; it was B alive at the time,appeared to be newly lairn, and he did not ? sec any marks of \ iolence on it after taking it out The id witness sow it in two ?r three ilayi alter at the Bellevue e Alms House, dead. Mr. Hooper was next called, and cor ? roborated the evideitco of the first witncn. Twoorthree I I- other witnesses were examined for the prosecution', hut > their teat imony ia not material, eicept that of one of the i- nurses of Bellevue Hospital, who swore that the priionm if admitted to witness that she had thrown the child into if th?* privy, belii ving that it was stillborn, d The main ground of defence was, that the prisoner lull lievvd the child was dead at thr. time she committed the a act. Judge Kent delivei ed a humane charge th the jury, o who, after a short consultation, rendered a verdict of acquittal, and the prisoner was discharged, e The prisoner was ably defended by Messrs Brady and e Wilson. t. Tiik New Mimcai. Monthly ?Tins is just the y very thing we have long wanted The lime is now g at hand when all things will lirul their level. " People cannot now keep up the high price -- (or that '} which can lie produced nt half price with profit. Enterprise, liberality, and contentment with small 1[ profit, will more surely heap up a fortune, than the lt old, narrow, nnd contracted system hitherto in ,, vogue. The greatest good to the greatest uumhei d is our motto, and that end is heat obtained by the d course we have pursued, and which others at last ' see tit to follow. * Here we have twenty pagea of mnsio, splendidly "" engraved, with title pages and vignette lithogra'j nhied and printed in gold, and all for SO cents, ,'r bring at the rate of two and a hall cents per papr ?1 The contents are of the most popular kind, being _ ..Uoti/xnu If/vrvi 111# ni'U i'Kt ritkf*rnu?u n rvrirrmul it waltz hy Wallace?a beautiful arrangement ?mm n " Heatrico Hi Tenda," t>v llurgwaller, and another from " 1 Puritani," by Calcott. Wr have Timm, lirown, Altrocohi, Loder, Ktienne, Wallace, Mnr'* der, und most of the other eminent nrote-eors in tin' 'd country, as contributors to the work, und vow Iter* for its excellence; in short, it promises to In- the ?- work of the day. When bound, it will form a most valuable nnd t-oh-ndid volume of new music, nnd every one would do well to subscribe at once, for there cannot fail to lie an immense demand for i* the first numbers. If is published by .lollie, IWii it. Hriad way. KvTRAnsniNARv lir'.iKM:. -Prof Van (?riiHMe|ba<;li, oj Sioi kholm, li - >rought '1 to a state vf perfection tli" ut <>' jr o( the 1 v hole sy strm t?y the npo' .llerent <lr " greos ol intensity, prn<- ung i. > an to m greater, J. so na to cause tlw human t">.ly to tiecon perfectly torpi.l r" euitoi,) MMMst inJorv to anrorirtn Uaraa of the '!r frame In thi? aUte they may remain a ?rc:i. number of "* yearn "i'1 ?K?ln, ull' i ' ?'?T 01 If*."wakened to fixiHtoflcH ?< I null and bloomiiiR an they wero when they flrat miiik into their fri?fori?ir ? of Erie Cawai. ?The amount ot nterchanrUju- nhippel went from Albany during the hint week of April, nil ?u 0,W?.76O lb* ; toll received ?.!.'> O.'a) 41. Krom \V??t nil Troy durinf the iimn period, H,l4l,iwm Ilia ; toll reeelveil *11101 It. >? u4 ' mmmmmmmmmmmrnmmm$ 1^1>. frl?? Two c?uu> taondon* [Foreign Corre*pon<ienc? of the HoraiJ.J Lonixin, 18th April, 18+1. Tie Gommercial Trtaty betwem the Uniteil Statu and the German Union. Tlit" commercial convention eignpd at Berlin, lieween the Zoll Verein and the United States, auses great sensation here, and the Board of Trade have had a meeting this week, to deliberate vliut measures are best to be taken to prevent the iad ell'ectsto British commerce, when this convenion goes into etlect; and it is thought that they vill reduce their duty on American tobacco, which s now over NX) per cent. It was generally su|>iosed here that it would lie impossible for Mr. .Vheaton to get all the Sovereigns and Princes inited in the Zoll Verein,to agree ton reduction of he duties on tobacco, as it is a great source of revenue ; and tobacco grows in some of thru doininons, particularly in those of the Kings of Bavaria ind wurteniburg, and in the grand l'uchy of ISaden ; but Mr. Wheaton had the cleverness to succeed, although violently opposed by Pettish diiloinacy. The cities oi Hamburg and Bremen must low ujso join the Zoll \ erein, or lose u great part >f their jnesent commerce, it is reported that lelgium and Holland huve offered to the Zoll 'erein, the Iree use of their harbors, which wou'd raw the trade in tobacco to Antwerp, Amsterdam, nd Rotterdam, it Hamburg and Bremen continue f> separate their| interests front those ol the Zoll 'ereiu. Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. [Foreign Correspondence ol the Herald ] puirto Cabeu.o, Venezuela, ) April 12th, 1811. S We have but a moment left to drop you u soliary line by the brig "Token," this afternoon, and vill briefly state that business has taken a mote avorable turn since the suspension of the "Cordon >amtaire," that odious measure of the Governor il this Province, which for several successive veeks interrupted completely all commetcial transictions in or with this city, as we have previously idvised you, and now there is considerable acivity in the market, especially in the line of purliases of collee and other national productions for xport, equally destined lor the United Slates and European markets. Several American vessels iiivr obtained despatch from this port to the United Males, say to New York, Baltimore Philadelphia, Charleston, S. C., \*c. We have in nort two Vinerican vessels to-day?Barque "Anita, of and rom Boston, arrived 4th inst., uncertain when she nay leave, and brig "Pedraza," Capt. Hutchinson, irrived here trorn your port on the 10th inst.; she a'ill have immediate despatch, full as usual. The /enezuelian Congress recently passed a law which xeiiipta ox and cow hides from export duties for he period of fifteen years, and, also, in order to mcourage the export ol live cattle, salt beef, tal... ~ _ .i " i i i. _ :j ow, ciiernr, iiiut'9, mini* anu iihit, hhici aw ordains that whenever two-thirds part of the :argo of any vessel loading in the ports of Venecuela, consists of any or all of the previous menioned articles, no port chatges shall he received or rollectedof such vessel or vessels. This is a very niportant law, and ought, consequently, be made mown to those trading with this country, in order hat they may have an opportunity to "calculate" iroperly in relation to their future expeditions this ivavWe have nothing to communicate by thisreension touching financiering, archbishops, tumults, Sec. In regard to the small pox, we take pleasure in stating that this disease has almost entirely disappeared from amongst us: but a tew cases only have been heard of lately. Fifteen or twenty eases only terminated fatally, thanks to the benignity ol the disease, as it has proved here, and lo the assiduous cure and constant attention ot our principal physicians. i Jo nee, 7 a 8c ; hides, Ha 8^c ; indigo, 8rs per lb. I"; cotton, no sales transpired lately. You shall hear from us again at an early date, and in the meantime, remain, sir,very respectfully, Santos Ac Co. Philadelphia. [C< rmpondnc ft'>e HereM.l PriiLADKi.rniA, Monday, May ft, 18|.f. Vieiuctcnipi, Old Timet, the king of ihr Violin, tn Philadelphia Now we have heard that great master, Vieuxtemps, at his (its! concert in the beautiful Musical Fund Hall, and we must say that he lias not only fully justified the renown which preceded bun, but lias even surpassed the high expectation which his faille liail created. V. T., Old Times' performances are extraordinary ; Ik- is, in fact, what the European critic cays of lum, a musical star of the first brilliancy, a classical virtuoso and composer, and one ol the (greatest of all now living violinists ?opinions in which all artists and cultivated lovers of music in our country agree. The audience was most fashionable, but the Hall was not tilled as we anticipated, hut the (liti of the public which had surrounded liirn was extraordinarily delighted?we never saw an audience, more excited. Old Times drew sweeter and luller sounds Irom his violin than it was considered possible for mortal man to make, llis execution of every performance was perfect in every regard : indeed, we are not able to express our astonishment and Rive 11 full description of the iiower of this musical wonder by our criticism. The performer was greeted and called out at the termination of each piece, with rounds of enthusiastic upplause. 'I he "Tremolo," and reveru! other compositions lie was obliged to repeal. The excitement this highly talented artist has created, the general enthusiasm he produced this night, can only be understood by those who were present. He has gone to Baltimore. Hatk from Mkxico.? My way of Havana we have dates Irom the city of Mexico op to tin- let of the month. The new British Minister had arrived a-.d was well received at Mexico. The affair of the (fig had been amicable settled. This piece of English hunt, nig, taken from the knuosack ol one of the Texan im-oners cupfuied ut the hard-fought kittle < i Mier, lias finally been restored to Queen Victoria, and all is now neace and harmony. They have had a touch of ..n earthquake, or rallier a succession of earthquakes at Mexico, but they were no great shakes. Armed banditti nre commiitng depredations in Sonera, defying the authorities. The ordinances in relation to the menudo law, orthe law prohibiting foreigners to engage in the retail trade, still produce much ill-feeling, more especially from the French, who are more deeply in icicisiru. AmiNmciiti Chatham Tiiiatrk.?The inclemency <>f the weather. usually r drawback to moat tli?-afreo, has nut intei fi-red in thr iIikkf with the bu*lnr??ol ttitat establishment. To the contrary, the house ha* 1? < n nightly ciuwilcl by fashionable audiences, among * hieh. we have noticed many beautiful laces Hill?Vankee IIill, I* the great curd hero ut promt Miss Hey nold* u still plsy ing on these hoards The t nngu Melodists, the last novelty, sre engaged line Also the lancinating Mary Ann (iantion. To-night the piece* ure, Nij.'.l in the Bud?Madame liiilorhard, Mitt Iteynolds. < (aloeliiir Wluan*. Alter which, t uncart by the Congo Melodist*. Caaper Hnnser (bolt Whittle, Mr Hill)?Vaukre Notions, in which Kill ploy* Major Wheeler Qr>- l*o you want a clrnn, cool, nnd f?p--i?-iou?t theatre! i.ii in the Knickerbocker. Yon will he well entertained. The piece ol Ireland and Irishmen contwaes to make a powerful impreauon, aided at it ia by a re.spertable company and most respectable acting, liarny William* it positively a jewel in the innocent boy j t anfivld's perlormancet out heroded Herod ll? shoulders a real cannon oa common men toe n inttslo t. Pie this Rial ttelievu it. We have comic songs of the best ?ort, and characterittic dances by prolcaaor* ot varied t;>. lenta Jim t row Hire conclude* the perform-tire* with hit laugh inapiring dalmeaThms of the negro rore, in which he ?tand> unrivalled and alone. Tim Orphean Family at the Amerionn Mnaeitnt are winntng the htlghteaf laurels by their splendid muaical talent* They are every way erpialto th< Hutchinson*, nnd by ?ome considered superior They give a grand concert thin afternoon at half pn?t 3 for thocon venienM of Indiea and families, nnd in the evening nlno. Mr. Wuichell, Mr ( olo, and aeveral other talentnT arti?'* likewise appenr. Tho (iiant and liiunti??, two of the greate*t noveltiea of the nge are to tie reen n? uanal throughout the day and uveitinf Likewise the ilyptey tfut en, the fortune Teller, nnd mi ulino?t andloaa vatlely ol natural and artificial curiosities from every nunrter ot the glotM'. The Romance or Life lieauzid?Tlioac who have rend the hintory o< flulliver .tntl the Lilip'ltiuns have looked upon it as a soil of a dream Wc have now n living illustration and actual embodiment of the long looked upon Illusion? a Dwarf two feat high a (iiantes* nearly sunn, dispel* nil doubt but what in our opinion ?eem? still *trauger i?, how any one can contrive to present ?ttch attraction*, in addition to half a do/en performer*, all for one shilling. An entertainment tin* afternoon at 3 o'clock. The manager haa just obtained a native American Sheep, whoso wool it over two (eet long. It is a great curiosity, and should be seen by every one