N YORK HERALD. *ew York, Monday, July 1, 1844. Trial of Polly Hotline. It is supposed that the evidence in this exciting case will close to-day. We intend issuing an Ex-1 tra Herald immediately on the close of the evi dence, which will contain the whole of the testi mony, and all the beautiful illustrative engravings. This trial has excited a remarkable degree of in terest, and the publication of this extra will be very acceptable to immense numbers who are de sirous to obtain and preserve the whole oi our full and accurate report of the proceedings. Nkws from Eitrofk.?We may now daily ex pect half a month's later intelligence from Europe by the Britannia, which is due to-day at Boston. In a tew hours after her arrival, the Great Western I will, probably, shoot in past the Hook with news to the 221 ult. We shall have for the remainder of the season a weekly mail from Europe. Another Important Feature In the Presiden tial Contest. The numerous public assemblages, "mass meet ings," ' great rallying gatherings," and congrega tion of multitudes ol the people under o?e pretence or another, by the wandering orators?the itine rant peddlars of politics, who, like the crawling reptiles which riot in the putrescence ot dead ani mal and vegetable matter, live oil the filth and rottenness ot party, present a peculiar feature in rhe present political contest which is worth a tno ment's^notice. The whole tendency of these as semblages is to demoralize the popular mind?to I turn it away from the calm, sober, and rational ] study of the great questions shortly to be submitted to its decision, and to occupy it with vile, vulgar, and disgusting personal abuse and vituperation. In another point of view, these [meetings, got up by the vagabond orators of both parties, are einin ently injurious to the public morals. Every one of these occasions is disgraced by drunkenness?by blasphemies?by ebullitjons of heated feeling, altogether unworthy of'freemen, who appreciate the privileges of citizenship. The pernicious influ ence of these political assemblages ot the people, counteracts in a month the labors ol the moral re formers, the friends of temperance, tor a whole year. No friend of temperance?a virtue the uni versal practice of which is indispensable in a well ordered and prosperous community, and which of all others exalts a nation?can look on these meet ings with all their guzzling, rowdyism and blasphemy, without the greatest pain, and we are sure that by all such, in the ranks of both parties, they are regarded with no other feeling than dis approbation and disgust. Again, there seems to be a most melancholy Iobs I of life attendant on these meetings. In the Park, | in tins city, not long since, on one of these occa sions, one man was killed and several se verely injured by the tailing of a platform. At Newark, on a like occasion, a boy was I killed; and other melancholy instances of a simi lar description have occurred. And, what is most' distressing, these lamentable occurrences do noil appear to be regarded in any other light than as | mere trivial accidents. We have been very much puined to see females, | forgetting the dignity and modesty of their sex, mingling in these meetings, presenting flags arid making speeches. We do think that this, more perhaps than any thing else, indicates the extent ol the evil influence of the fierce party spirit engen dered at these gatherings. Can it be possible that even the sanctuary of female society, where tht wise and good would lain betimes seek shelter I from the bitterness, the malignity, the heartlessness | of political strife, bus been invaded and violated by the foul demon of party spirit! Alas! it would seem that it has. Eternal shame be upon the man who would drag a wife, or sister, or beloved one^ I into the filthy arena of politics. None, assuredly, j but a termagant, who had subdued into hopeles I and uncomplaining misery all at home, would, ol | her own accord, rush forth abroad, to use her tongue I in re-echoing the thousand and one bitter accusa-1 ttons which are travelling the rounds Hgainst Mr. Clay and Mr. Polk. And can we not silence those vagabond politi cians, who are,Jgoing aboutjthe country, collecting the people into masses, inflaming and distracting the public mind, and even dragging dear, helpless, lovely, too easily-persuaded woman, into the dusi and turmoil of the fray I Why cannot the people ol this country?the two and one half million of re-1 spectable freet?en]who are to decide the contest be permitted to discuss quietly the great questions at stake, and vote accordingly! The points at issue are very intelligible. They are well known to all. We don't need your petty stump orators? your montebank rhetorician?your needy, greedy, thirty, and unprincipled vagabond speech-makers, | to enlighten us. 1 he questions simply are?Do you approve of a United States Bank, with periodical convulsions of the country ! Or, are you opposed to such an institution! Are you, or are you not, in favor of a protective turiff! Are you, or are you not, in favor of distributing the surplus revenue to resuscitate the bankrupt States ! Are you, or are you not, in favor of a single term of the Presiden cy ! These questions are intelligible enough, and all | citizens, acquainted, as they ought to be, with the constitution and the history of the country and leading political men, can easily, after quiet reflec tion, answer them to their own satisfaction. Poi.ICk Reform.?Every day events and circum stances are occuring in this city, which ought to convince the Corporation thut they are very un wise in retusing us police reform. It is only the other evening that the necessity of this measure was manifested in rather a striking manner to the public authorities themselves. We allude to the rough handling which the Mayor and two of the Aldermen received from a band of rowdies whom they encountered near Bro ;dway in Reade street. Well, if nothing else were done by these rowdies than the thrashing into the minds of the city autho rities a conviction of the necessity of their fulfilling their solemn pledge of police reform, they would be entitled to the thanks of the community. There never was a period when the evidences of our total want of police were so numerous and so painful. Broadway is nightly infested by rowdies and prostitutes. Even the negro women from the Five Points now parade our principal streets in the evening iu crowds. If expectable females cannot walk the streets at any hour without being subject to insult from blackguards of all descriptions from the well dressed scoundrel to the lowest loafer. Nuisances of all sorts have free toleration. The omnibusses are daily endangering the lives of the citizens at every crossing. That beggars are be coming quite numerous No protection whatever is afforded against insult, robbery, assault, or as sassination in the public streets. And in reply to all remonstrance, and prayer,and petition, and demand, the new corporation say, with the greatest possible coolness?"Oh I it is all very bad?this? indeed?but?it's a difficult matter ?this?|?olice reform?it is?very? next year?per haps'" Now, this is really'intolrrable In a party which was put into power for the express purpose of giving us a city police?a day and night police. For the twentieth time we remind the Corporation that if they violate their solemn pledge to give us this, they will be turned out at the end of tfie year, covered with eternal disgrace. From Wt- Domixoo City.?The brig Caucassian arrived last night m fourteen days from St. Domin go City, reports that place very quiet; the markets well stocked with American produce, and business dull, at the time she side,). Further Mitnificknok ? In addition to the libe rsl ?ubecrieiion* for the ai t of ih? Female Asylum, the loral Hoapital, and the floatnn Athemnum, recorded v evierday, we learn from oae nl the tiustees, that an opil Jen citizen of Bo*ton ha< aignified hi* r. Mine** to heatow ih-1 g on-rous *um of Ave thouaand dollar* for the henettl n| i nherit i.ollege.?Boilim Trarucript. Mr. Polk's Acceptance. We present below, trom the manuscript copies in our possession, says the Bo$tun Pott of the 29th inst., the correspondence between the Committee of the Democratic National Convention and its nominee tor the Presidency, the Hon. James K. Polk. His reply is short and appropriate. It will be seen that, if chosen, he is determined not to be a candidate for a second teim. This, ii we mis take not the popular feeling, will be received as a decisive proof of the unambitious honesty, the pur ity and the patriotism oi the democratic candidate, and will increase his wute and spreading popularity with the masses of the people:? Baltimore, May 3'J, 1844. Sis?At a Democratic National Convention oi delegates from the several States of this Union, convened oil the 37th inst., and now silting in tho city ol Baltimore, lor the imrjtose ot nominating candidates to be supported for the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States at the ensuing election, the lion. James K. Polk ol Tennes see, having been designated, by tho whole number oi votes given, to be the candidate of the democratic party lor President of the United States, was declared to be un animously nominated for that office The undersigned twere appointed by the Convention a committee to request your acceptance of the nomination thus unanimously tendered to jeu ; and they cannot lor hear to express the high gratification which they expeii enoe in the performance ol this duty, and the hope which they conhdentiy entertain, in common with their col- J leagues of tho ( onvention, that the devotion to the cause of democratic principles which has always characterized yourcouduot, will not suffer you to turn a dea >ear to the cull ol our country, when, in u manner so honorable to yourself, she demands your distinguished services. With tiie utmost respect and esteem, we have the honor to bo j our obedient servants, HENRY HUBBARD, WILLIAM H.ROANE, BENJ. H. BKEW8TCR. R. M. SAUNDERS, ROBERT RANTOUL, Jr. Committee of the Democratic National Convention, at Baltimore. Hon J. K Polk, Columbia, Tennessee. Columbia, Tunis., June 13, 1844. Gentlemen?1 have had the honor to receive your let tor of the 39th ultimo, intoi ming me that the democratic national convention, then assembled at Baltimore, had designated me le be the candidate of tbe democratic party lor President oi the United States, and that I had I been unanimously nominated for that office. I It has been well observed that the office of President of | the United States should neithei be sought nor declined. I have never sought it, nor shall I leel at liberty to de cline it, if conferred upon me by the voluntary suffrages | ot my fellow-citizens. In accepting the nomination I um deeply impressed with the distinguished honor which has been conferred upon me by my republican friends, and am duly sensible of the great and mighty responsibi lities which must ever devolve on any citizen who may be called to All the high station of President of the United States. I deem the present to be a proper occasion to declare, that if the nomination made by the convention shall be confirmed by the people and result in my election. I shall | enter upon the discharge 0f the high and solemn duties ol the office with the settled purpose ol not being a cundi date for re-election, in the event ol my election it shall I he my constant aim, by a strict adherence to the old re publican landmarks, to maintain and preserve the public aii.1 .1 iho tllU ul' A/... j .... I I ... retire to private life. In assuming this position I leel that J I not ouly impose on myself a salutary restraint, but that I take the most effective means in my power of en ubliug the democratic party to make a free selection of a I successor who may be best calculated to give effect to | their will, and guard all the interests ol our beloved country. With great respect, I have the honor to be, Your obedient servant, JAMES K. POLK. To Messrs Henry Hubbard,and others, committee of tbe j democratic natiouul convention at Baltimore. Babe Again.?Chevalier Wikofl", with his penny tender, the True Sun, the "waiters of Long's Hotel," and ex-waiters of the Astor House, won't let poor Babe alone. It seems they are quite de termined to harrass and annoy the miserable man I as much as possible during the few remaining days which the law permits him to call his own. In their last publication they both, probably from the same source, re-assert the gross and atrocious false hoods contradicted by us on the authority of the wretched man himself a few days ago. In order to set the matter at rest for ever, and convince the public of the utter worthlessness of the assertions and statements of the 'Jrue Sun and his associate, We annex the following certificate from the Keeper of the City Prison, and also an aifidavit of Matthews himself:? June 39, 1844. Sir :? I hive seen a statement in the Republic, alleging that I informed the U S. Marshal, that unless tli.be were denied the privilege ol an occasional walk on the corridur, 1 could not answer for his security. This is entirely un true; 1 have never used such an expression to any one. I allow the prisoner tho privilege spoken of on my own re sponsibility, and have not the slightest apprehension that his security is endangered thereby. VourB, Sec. WILLIAM COX, Keeper of City Prison. To Jss. G. Bennett, Esq. (Copy) Southrm Diihict of N>w York, ss.?George Matthews being duly sworn doth dejiose and say that he was one ol the crew oi the schooner Sarah Lavinia, which sailed lrom the port of Alexandra , in the District of Columbia, on the 1st day of July in tho year 1848?that on the night of the 14th of July he, with the rest of the crew of said schooner, wus culled on deck by David Babe, one of said crew, who said that the Captain an 1 Mate ol said schooner | had fallen overboard in a scuffle about lb minutes before, and that he (Babe,) had made ineffectual attempts to bring them on deck by throwing things forward, as he could not leave the helm?that finding they could not navigate | said vessel, the crew determined to abandon her, and did so abandon heron the night of the 39th of July, and reach ed the shore ol Connecticut the next morning in a boat belonging to said schooner. That this deponent anil the said Babe were shortly afterwards arrested in New York and indicted lor piracy and murder?that said Babe was tried and convicted for the murder ol the Mate of said | -chonner, and is now under sentence of death in the city of New Yoik. And this deponent was afterwards tried lor the crime of niracv and acquitted, but is still retained in custody on other charges, but is informed that he will be discharged at the next term of the District Court lor J this District. And this deponent further says, that a hammock stained us was alleged, with bio id. was produced against said Babe on his trial, but this deponent solemnly avers that no such hammock was on board said vessel while he was on her?and that thu Captain, Mate, and crew slept in bunks. And this deponent further Rays, that he has been in formed that an axe has been recently discovered in the run of said schoonei, but this deponent says that there | was no axe on board said vessel other than the one pro duced oil the tiial of said Babe (and which was entirely different from the one described to him as having been found in said vessel,) to the knowledge or belief of this deponent. (Signed,) GEORGE MATTHEWS. Sworn to belorc me this 38th day of June, 1844. (Signed,) GEO. W. MATSKLL, Special Justice and Justice of the Peace. By these documents it will be seen that Cheva lier Wikoff and all the waiters, and ex-waiters and penny-a-liners associated with him are proved to be not only the inost impudent liars that ever attempt ed to write a paragraph, but actually seem from the malignant feelings which they exhibit to be thirst ing lor the blood of this wretched man, discover ing a shameless disregard ot his feelings, which would disgrace the hangman himself. We trust however that their false statement may not in any piarter prejudice the case of Babe, and that if the least shadow of doubt rests upon his guilt on the account of it, that he may have justice dealt to him tempered with mercy,in spite ofjullits petty malice of the discarded hotnme d'affaires of Fanny Elssler, whose generous nature would revolt at such con duct. We are sure that the waiters at Long's Ho tel would equally despise such conduct?as for the ex-waiters of the Astor House, we are not able to answer. Repeat. Aoitation in this Country. The man ner in which the repeal agitation was revived ap penred to indicate that it would he carried on with furious excitement; but it has died away very sud denly, and we doubt very much whether it can ever regain the vigor which it had belore the movements ol the native Americans interposed a counter-check to it. One thing, however, is worth noticing about ihese rneelings. A great deal more money is col lected, there is every reason to believe, than nji pears from the published announcements. There is in every city nnd town, where this repeal agita tion has been started, u set of needy fellows, who ict us editors of repeal papers, secretaries, receiv r?, and so oil, who make u living out of this busi ness They act on the Scripture maxim that the laborer is worthy of his hire, and take care that the mouth of the ox iH not muzzled that treadeth out the corn It is made a very snug business, and t'tcr all is about as respectable and honest as the rude of the political pickpocket. Mil.itary.?1The Providence Transcript of last veiling says: ihe Murine Artillery, on Thursday vetting, by a unanimous rote, extended an invitation to he Boston I. gl>i Iniuntry, to visit hi* city on their re urn Irom New Yoik An excurnon down the hay, and a ' nuine Narragansett clam bake, lire to constitute, we uderstand, an ini|>oitHnt leatmn of the entertainment rovidrnce cannot preaent to the Inlan'ry all the splendid I' attraction* of New York, tint for pure air, pretty ace ' railed y, and peaceable claim, ihe stand* unrivalled among he Urotharhoed - or rather nuterhood - of citiaa. c^mx< 0V8 AJVD IMPORT ANT FROM NAUVOO. | Our reader* liave already noticed by our ac ' counts liom Natwpo, that Jo Smith and the Mor ! mons are again getlU^ into exceedingly hot water. | Jo has declared the ctiy under martial law, and is ] preparing to defend himself against the enemy which is organizing against Vim at Warsaw and other places. There is ev< ry |*ospeet now of a civil war, in which bio. ii will lie sH^d. As Smith is determined to run hiintrif for the Pf^idency, he usks no iavor ot either of the great political parties of the day, and there is reason to apprehena that he and his party may suffer entire extermination from the State of Illinois. One thing may be re garded us certain, that Jo will never surrender | peaceably?lie will fight to the death. We now propose to exhibit the causes which have led to this most curious and extraordinary excitement. First, in relation to the schism among the Mor- [ mons themselves. On 7th June, the Laws, Highees | and others, issued a new paper at Nanvoo under the title of the " Nauvoo Expositor." From this paper j we shall now give some extracts, which, taken in connextion with what we have already published, will explain the whole of this very curious affair. Preumble, resolutions, and affidavits of the Se ceders from the Church at Nauvco. Showing that these Seceders are good and true Mormons, who | claim to be the true Mormon church. "Asforouracquaintance with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we know no man, or setof men, can be more thoroughly acquainted with its rise, its organizationt and its i'istory, than we have every reason to believe we are. We all verily believe, and many ot us know of a surety, that the religion of the Latter Day Saints, as originally taught by Joseph Smith, which is contained in the Did and New Testaments, Hook of Covenants, and Hook of Mormon, is verily true ; and that the pure principles set forth in those books, are the immuta ble and eternal principles ot Heaven, end speaks a language which, when spoken in truth and virtue, sinks deep into the heart ot every honest man. lis precepts are invigorating, and in every sense of the word, tend to dignify and ennoble man's concep tions of Cod and his attributes. It speaks a lan guage which is heard amidst the roar of artillery, as well as in the silence of midnight?it speaks a language understood by the incarcerated spirit, as well as he who is unfettered and free; yet to those who will not see, it is dark, mysterious, and se cret as the grave." The Seceders determine to expose Jo Smith's J vicious principles and abominable practices. "We are earnestly seeking to explode the vicious |.nnoirl? lnsof.li Smith. an?l those who |>ructioc the same abominations and whoredoms; which we verily know are not accordant and consonant with the principles of Jesus Christ and the Apostles ; and tor that purpose, and with that eud in view, with an eye single to the glory of God, we have dared to gird on the armor, and with God at our head, we most solemnly anil sincerely declare that the sword of truth shall not depart from the thigh, nor the buckler from the arm,until we c.iti enjoy those gl< ri ous privileges which nature's God and our country's laws have guaranteed to u??freedom of speech, the liberty ot the press, and right to worship God us seenieth 11s good. We are aware, however, that we are hazarding every earthly blessing, particularly property, and probably life itself, in striking this blow at tyranny and oppression ; yet notwithstaud ing, we most solemnly declare that no man or set of men combined, shall, with impunity, violate ob ligations as sacred as many which have been vio lated, unless reason, justice and virtue have become ashamed unit sought the haunts of the grave, though our lives be the forfeiture " Jo thinks Hell is quite an agreeable place. He proposes to convert it into Heaven. "Joseph has stated that if he had sinned, and was I guilty of the charges we would charge him with, he would not make acknowledgment, but would ru ther he damned; for it would detract from his dig nity,'and would consequently ruin and prove thr ovi rthrow of the Church. We would ask him on the other hand, if the overthrow of the Church was not inevitable, to which he often replied, that we would all go to Hell together, and convert it into a heaven, by casting the Devil out; and says he, Ilell is by no means the place this world of fools suppose it to he, but on the contrary, it is quite an agreeable place: to which we would now reply, he can enjoy it if he is determined not to desist from his evil ways; but as for us, and ours, we will serve the Lord out God!" Next follows a history of ;the spiritual arts and wiles by which this great prophet accomplished the seduction of the fair sisterhood:? "It is a notorious fact, that many females in fo reign climes,uad in countries to us unknown, even in the most distant regions of the eastern hemis phere. have been induced, by the sound of the gospel, to forsake friends, and embark upon a voy age across waters that lie stretched over the greater pori ton of the globe, as they supposed, to glorify God, thut they might thereby stand acquitted in the great day of God Almighty. Hut what 0 taught them on their itrrivul at this place 1 They are visited bv some of the Strikers?for we know not what rise to call them?and are requested to hold on and be faithful, for there are great bles sings awaiting the righteous; and that God has great mysteries in store for those who love the Lord, and cling to brother Joseph. They are also notified that brother Joseph will see them soon, and reveal the mysteries of Heaven to their full understanding, which seldom fails to inspire tlteni with new confidence in the Prophet, as well as a great anxiety to Know what Ood has laid up in store tor them, in return for the great sacrifice of father and mother, of gold and silver, which they gladly left far behind, that they might be gathered into the fold, and numbered among the chosen of God. They are visited again, and what is the re sult 1 They are requested to meet brother Joseph, or some of the Twelve, at some insulated point, or at some particularly described place on the hank of the Mississippi, or at some room, which wears upon its front?Positively no admit tance. The harmless, inoffensive, and unsuspec ting creatures, are so devoted to the Prophet, and the cause of Jesus Chrisf, that they do not areain of the deep laid and fatal scheme which prostrates happiness, and renders death itself desirable; bin they meet him, expecting to receive through him a blessing, and learn the will of the Lord concerning them and what awaits the faithful tollowers ot Jo seph, the Apostle and Prophet of God, when in the stead thereof, they are told, after having been sworn in ouc of the most solemn manners, to never divulge what is revealed to them, w ith a penally ol death attached, that God Almighty has revealed it to him, that she should be his (Joseph's^ spiritual wile; for it was right anciently, and God will tole rate it again?but we must keep those pleasures and blessings from the world, for until there is a change in the government, we will endanger ourselves by practicing it?but we can enjoy the blessings of Ja cob, David, and others, as well as to be deprived of ihem, it we do not expose ourselves to the law of the land. She is thunder-struck, taints, recovers, .ind refuses. The Prophet damns her it she rejects. She thinks of the great sacrifice, the many thousand miles she has travelled oversea and land, that she might save her soul from pending ruin, and replies, God's will be done and not mire The Prophet and his devotees in this way are gratified 1 he next step to avoid public exposition Irotn the common course of things, they are sent away lor a time, un til all is well; after which they return, as from h long visit. Thove whom no power or influence could seduce, except that which is wielded by some iudmduul feigning to he a (foil, must realize the re marks of an able writer, when he says, "it woman's feelings are turned to ministers ol sorrow, where shall she look for consolation"?" Her lot is to be wooed and won; her Ir-art is like some fortressthat has been captured, sacked, abandoned, and left de solate. With her, the desire of the h art has fail ed?ths great charm of existence is at an end ; she neglects all the cheerful e~ercises of life, which gladden the spirits, quicken the pulses, and send the tide of lite in healthful currents through the veins. Her rest is broken. The sweet refreshment of sleep is poisoned by melancho ly dreams; dry sorrow drinks her blood, un til her enfeebled frame sinks under the slight est external injury. Look for her after a lit tle while, and you find friendship weeping over her untimely grave; and wondering that one who, hut so recently glowed with all the radiance ot health and beauty, should so speedily he brought down to darkness and despair; you will be told ot some wintry chill, of some, casual indisposition that laid her low ' But no one knowi of the nien >h 1 malady that previously saoped her strength, and made her so easy a prey to the spoiler. She is like mine tender tree, the pride and beauty of the grove?graceful in its form, bright in its foliage, but with the worm praying at its heart; we find it withered when it should lie most luxuriant. We me it drooping its branches to the earth, and -bedding leaf by le.d, until wasted and perished iway, it falls in the stillness of the forest; and as ?vp mase over the beautiful ruin, we strive in vain a recollect the blast or thunder-holt that could lave smitten it wnli d?cay. But no one knows lie cause exeentlhe foul fiend who perpetrated the liaholical deed. "Our hearts have mourned and hied at the wretch d and miserable condition of females in this lace; many orphans have been the victims of mi ry and wretchedness, through the influence thai us hern exerted over them, under the cloak ol religion, r J afterwards, in consequence of that I jealous disposition which predominates over the minds of some, have been turned upon a wide world, fatherless and motherless, destitute ol friends and fortune, and robbed of that which nothing but death can restore." The seceders next proceed to state how they were cut off from the Church without trial, or be ing |>ermitted to be heard in their defence. "On Thursday evening, the'18th of April, there was a council culled, unknown to the Church, which tried, condemned, and cut of! brothers Wm, Law, Wilson Law, and sister Law. (Wm's wife,) brother R. D. Foster, and one brother Smith, with whom we are unacquainted ; which we contend is j contrary to the book of Doctrine and Covenants, for our law condemnest no man until lie is heard. We abhor and protest against any council or tribu nal in tins Church, which will not suffer the accu sed to Btand in its midst and plead their own cause. 'I Itey were not notified, neither did they dream of any such thing being done." Here follow some 15 or 21) resolutions of the se ceders, among which are the following: Joe Smith's plurality of Gods, and of wives, and other curious matters.
Reiolvd, '2d, Inasmuch as we have for years borne | with the- individual follies and iniquities of Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, and many other official characters in the Church of Jesus Christ, (conceiving it a duty incumbent upon us so to bear.) and having labored with them repeat edly with all christian love, meekness and humility, yet to no effect, feel as if forbearance has ceased to be a vir tue, and hope of reformation vain ; and inasmuch us they have introuueed fa.se and damnable doctrines into tbe Church, such as a plurality cf Gods above the God ol this universe, and his liability to fall with all his creations; the | plurality of wives, for time and eternity ; the doctrine ol unconditional sealing up to eternal life, against all crimes except that ol shedding innocent blood, by a perversion of their priestly authority, and thereby forfeiting the ho ly priesthood, according to the word or Jesus : "if a man abido not in me he is cast forth as a branch and is wither ed, and men gather them ond cast them into the fire, and anil they are burned," 8t. John, xv. 6. "Whosoever trans gressetn and nbideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God, he that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, hath | both the Father and the Son ; it there come any unto y ou and bting not this doctrine, receive him not into your I house, neither bid him God speed, for he that biddetb him [ God speed is a partaker of his evil deeds we therefore are constrained to denounce them as apostates from the pure and holy doctrines of Jesus Christ. The seceders still f urther tread on Jo's toes in the matter of revelling, dancing, drinking, thea tres, ifcc. Resolved 7th, That we discountenance and disapnro bate the attendance at houses ot revelling and dancing, dram shops and theatres, verily believing they have a tendency to lead from paths of virtue and holiness, to ] those of vice and debauchery. Jo's management in financial matters?Curious and extraordinary developments. Resolved 8th, That we look upon the pure and holy doctrines set forth in the Scriptures of Divine truth, as being the immutable doctrines oi salvation; and he who ubideth in them shall tie saved, and he who abideth not in them can not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. n??iived 9th, That we consider the gathering in haste, and by sacrifice, to be contrary to the will ot God; and that it has been taught by Joseph Smith and otheis for the purpose of enabling them to sell property at most exhor iiitant prices, not regarding the welfare of the Church, but through their covetousness reducing those who had the means to give employment to the poor, to the neces sity of seeking labor lor themselves; and thuvthe wealth which is brought into the place is swallowed up by the one great throat, from whence there is no return, which, if it had been economically disbursed amongst the whole, would have rendered all comfortable Resolved loth, That notwithstanding eur extensive ac quaintance with the financial affairs of the Church, we Jo not know of any property which in reality belongs to j the Church (except the Tt-mple), ond we therefore con aider the injunction laid upon the saints compelling them to purchase property of the Trustee in trust for the Church, is a deception practiced upon them; anil that we look upon the sending of special agents abroad to collect funds for the Temple and other pur|>oses, as a humbug practised upon the saints by Joseph and others, to aggran dize themselves, as we do not believe that the monies and property so collected, have been applied as the donors ex pected, nut have been used for speculative purposes, by Joseph, to gull the saints the better on their arrival at Nauvoo, by buying the lands in the vicinity, and selling again to them at tenfold advance; and further, that we | verily believe that the appropriations said to have been subscribed by shares for the building of the Nauvoo House to have been used by J. Smith and Lyman Wight, for other purposes, as out ol the mass ol stock already taken, the ouilding is far from being finished even to the base. Resolved 11th, That we consider all secret societies, and combinations under penal oaths and obligations (pro fessing to be organized for religious purposes) to be anti Christian, hypocritical and corrupt. Here follow several affidavits in relation to Joe Smith's revelation authorizing certain privileged men to have more wives than one. Joe probably draws on heavctt lor such revelations as lie dpsiret to receive:? Affidavits.?I hereby certify that Hyrum Smith did, (in his office,) read to me a certain written document which he said was a revelation from God; he sfiid that he was with Joseph when it was received. He afterward) gave me the document to read, and I took it to my house and read it, and showed it to my wife, and returned it next day. The revelation (so called) authorized certain men to have more wives than one at a time, in this world and in the world to come. It said this was the law, and com manded Joseph to enter into the law. Anil also that he j should administer to others. Several other items were in the revelation, supporting the above doctrines. WM. LAW. Statf. of Ilmnois, ) I, Robert D. Foster, certify that the Hancock County, ) above cettificate was sworn to before me, as true in substance, this fourth day of May, A. D. 1844. ROBERT D. FOSTER, J. P. I certify that I read the revelation referred to in the above affidavit oi my husband ; it sustained in strong terms the doctrine ot more wives than one at a time, in this world, and in the next, it authorized some to have to the number ol ten, and set forth that those women who would not allow their husbauds to have more wives than one, should be under condemnation before God. JAIN*- LAW. Sworn ami subscribed before me this fourth day of May, A. D. 1844 ROBERT D. FOSTER, J. P. Tu all whom it may concern: Forasmuch as the public mind bath been much agitated by a course of procedure in the Church of Jesus Christ ol Latter Day Saints, by a number of persons declaring against certain doctrines and practices therein, (among whom 1 am one.) it is but meet that I should givemy rea sons, at least in part, as a cause that hath led me to declare myself. 111 the latter part of the summer, 1843, the Patriarch, Hyrum Smith, did in the High Council,of which I was a member, introduce what h? said was a revelation given through the Prophet; that the said Hyrum Smith did essay to read the said revelation in the said Council, that ac cording to his reading there was contained the following doctrines; 1st, the sealing up ui persons to eternal lile against all sins, save that of shedding innocent blood, or of consenting thereto; 2d, the doctrine ol a plurality ol wives, or marrying virgins ; that "David and Solomon had many wives, yet in this they sinned not save in the matter of Uriah." This revelation, with other evidence, that the aforesaid heresies were taught mid practiced in the Church, determined me to leave the oltice of first counsellor to the president of the Church of Nauvoo, in asmuch as I dared not teach or administer such laws ? And turther deponent saith not. AUSTIN COWLEB. State of Illinois, ) To all whom it may concern 1 Hancock County, st.) hereby certify that the above cer tificate was sworn and subscribed before me, this fourth day oi May, 1844. ROBERT I). FOSTER, J. P. The foregoing extracts, with much more off of the same cloth, were published in the first number ol the Expositor, which was in fact the first ami also the last number published. For the publica tion so exasperated the Prophet Joe, that he imme diately drew on heaven for another revelation, which directed him to proclaim the "Expositor a nuisance," and " to destroy the press" and " pi the type." The revelation was obeyed to the letter, as we have already published. We shall look with much curiosity and interest to further developments and doings at Nauvoo. Still Later from Nauvoo and Vicinity. From St. Louis Paper, June 21.] The Die Vernon left Nauvoo on the 18th inst.; things appeared to be i|tnet. Her offi> r* put us in possession of another extra from the Warsaw Sig nal, issued on the 18th met, the day before the one fixed for the rendezvous of the forces thai were to assist in arresting Joe Smith and others concerned in the late destruction of the printing establishment of the Expositor. (From Warsaw Signal. Extra, June IS ] Our town for the last week lias been in a con stant state of excitement. Business has been almost entirely suspended ; and every able bodied man is under arms and almost constantly in drill. Never did we see exhibited a more determined spirit. An injured and insulted community suffering under their l?ng born grievances, are determined by an ipiieal to arms, as a last resort, to redress wrongs that have become insupportable. On Monday last, about 15(1 men mustered, in this place, under the ;ommand of Gen Knox. The attention paid by every man, and the anxiety manifested to acquire knowledge of military movements, is a full guar mtee for the good conduct of our men in the com ng emergency. In Carthage and (ireen Plains, the citizens are all in arms and as far as we can hear, hroughvut the county, every man is ready for the conflict We have assurances that mir neighbors in Missouri and Iowa will aid us. In Clark Co., Mis muri, we understand that many are holding them ??-ives in readiness to march so soon as wanted. From Rnshville we have just learned by express hat IKK) men have enlisted for the struggle. Mc Honoiigh countv is all alive mid ready for the word 'f command. From Keoaaqna. Iowa, we have just eceived intelligence, by a resident of thai place, bat the citizens at( in arms in our behalf, ana only v.lit our cull. From Kenknk and the river towns ve learn that all arearming. (Jen. Stupp of this rigade, is requested to call out the Militia, and iold themselves in readiness. Joe is evidently uuch alarmed, but lie hasgone loo farto back out. le must toe the mark or run. Compromise is out >f the question. The delegates sent to the Go veinor have not yet returned If they fail to pro cure his interference aday will be set foith with, for a general rally as a pout, to assist the officers of justice. As soon as this is done, we will is sue a handrull giving notice of the fact. Our friends in surrounding communities who de sire to aid us, will please hold themselves in readiness for this general order. When the word is given, every thing depends on promptness Capt. Grover last week obtained from Quincy 59 muskets. Men and arms are promised from St. Louts, and every thing betokens prosperity to our enterpri<>e. To our friends at a distance we say, come ! We are too weak in this county, without aid to effect our object. Come! you will be doing your God and your country service, in aiding us to rid earth of a most Heaven daring wretch. 6 o'clock, P. M.?L>. W. Mathews, who was sent last Sunday to St. Louis, has just returned by the Die Vernon. He has succeeded in procuring cannon ; and has brought up a good supply of am munition. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Thompson, have lust returned from their trip to Missouri, and report all right and ready. A gentleman who conversed with Governor Ford last week, reports that his ex cellency said, that he would do all he could in case Jo again defied the laws, to bring him to jus tice. This was before the newp of our present dif ficulties reached them. We expect a six pounder to-morrow night from Quincy. Mons. Korponay and Dancing.?This gentle man's visit to this city, we are pleased to find has been quite satisfactory to him. Under his judici ous management, the Polka is about to become as popular in the higher, indeed, we might add, all circles of society, as it now is in Paris and Lon don. Apropos of Paris s one of its most accom plished artittes, the well known Mademoiselle Desjardins, has formed an association with Mons Korponay, for the purpose of teaching to ladies and gentlemen the Polka?both the Parisian, as per formed by Perrault and Grisi, and the Bohemian, as produced at the Courts of Austria, Bohemia, Hungary, &c., and lately in all the Courts of Eu rope. In addition to the above arrangement, we have the pleasure of announcing that Mons. Korponay and Mad'lle Desjardins have made an engagement at Niblc's, where an opportunity will be afforded of seeing the performance of the Grand Ballet, hitherto unattempted in this city. It is hardly re quisite to add one word for the purpose of en hancing the value of what Niblo has in store for his friends and visitors ; but we are happy in asso ciating with the fairfameofhis establishment, that of those well known favorites, Korponay and Des jardins, and their attractive and beautiful accom plishments, the Polka and the Ballet. Italian Opera.?This night Palmo's elegant theatre will open for the third season of Italian Opera, and the prospects are highly encouraging. The house is so admirably ventilated, and is so completely in the shade, that it is delightfully cool and comfortable, and the opera, selected by Madame Cinti Damoreau for the opening, Jtaliana in Algtri, must attract a great crowd of the pa trons of this refined amusement. Antognini and Sunquirico will appear. There are great numbers of strangers in the city just now, who will gladly avail themselves of the opportunity of hearing one of the greatest vocalists of the day, who has main tained, against powerful rivals, the very highest rank in herprofession. Late from Nassau, N. P.?The Mary Clark, Captain Swett, arrived yesterday from Nassau, N. P., with advices to the 22d instant. The new Governor arrived from England on the 20th June, in the schooner Wm. Foster, and imme diately took charge. The old Governor left Nas sau, N. P. on the 12th June for England. The out Islands were in a state of starvation, the people eating barks and roots of every description. The country was dried up, there having been no rain for sometime. The government has frequent, ly given the masses relief in the shape of provisions since this year came in. Literary Notices. The Invalids: or Picture or the French Re volution?By Winchester, 80 Ann street.?A very capital account of the exciting scenes, and tragic accuracy of that bloody period. The wonderful characters, too, who figured therein are set forth in bold relief, and this very cheap volume leaves a lively impression of one of the most memorable periods of the world's history. The Loo Cauin?Philadelphia: G. S. Appleton? This little volume is all that it professes to be, a guide to usefulness and happiness. It is a good and useful work. Paoet's Sermons?New York: James A..Sparks, 161 Fulton street.?To those who like this kind of reading?who relish the perusal of a good sermon, as well as its delivery, the work under considera tion will be most acceptable. It has great merit in its passing adaptation to every day life ; it is eminently practical; lull of sound sense, and dives' ed of these needless polemical arguments, which do little else than waste time. The Social History of Great Britain durino the reign ok the Stuarts?New York: Wm. H. Collyer, 1844.?Of this work, from the pen of Wm. Goodman, we are in receipt of the second volume, and it proves a most lively and faithful sketch ol men, manners, amusements, and almost everything worth noticing in this important era of English his tory. There is a rich fund of delight in this work; success to it Payne's Universum, or Pictorial World? Muller, New York.?This is a new work just com menced and one of the best illustrated ol modern times. The plates, four in number, are executed on steel by tne first artists in Europe, where it has been extensively patronized, particularly in Paris, Germany, Holland, Sweden and Russia; and this has induced the proprietors to prepare new plates for the work to supply this country and England. The work is printed on demy 4to, and is accompa nied with from eight to twelve pages of descriptive letterpress, got up in a corresponding style. In ad dition to this, the subscribers for one year are to be presented with three premium plates, on sheet im perial Paper, which are to equal the plates of the "Art Unions." The admirers of beautiful engrav ings will thus have ample opportunity of indulging their taste with some of the best productions of art, at a comparative reasonable cost. Harpers' Illuminated Pictorial Bible, No. 5 ?Harper, New York.?This work still maintains its most excellent character both for style of illus trations and the getting up of the work generally We know of no work so far, that surpasses it in this respect. Illustrated Edition of Siiakspkark's Plays, No. 13?Hewet, New York?Another beautifully executed work. We think, if anything, that this work improves as it progresses. The present num ber contains the beginning of one of Shakspeare's most humorous comedies, "The Merry Wives ol Windsor." The Mirror Library, No 26?"The Epicu rean," by Thomas Moore.?This tale, which has been justly termed "the utmost luxury of English prose, appears in the present number. It needs nothing to be said in its favor; those who know anything of modern literature must know its value. This work would be much improvedjin appearance, if the sheets were pressed before they are issued to 'he public. Martin Chuzzlrwit. Part 6?Harper Brothers, New York.?The present part contains the conclu sion ol this tale. Sensible Remarks.?As the case of the IIev. Mr. Fnirchild is about to be fully investigated by m eccleeiastical council, where the plain truth will un loubtcdly tie elicited, it would be improper for in to ad mit any more communications into our columns having n relation to the silt ject. ? Mercantile Journal, We have hoped that the day of ecclesiastical councils, or purposes such as that above mentioned, was past. An ecclesiastical council is a tribunal entirely unknown to our constitution and laws; although its proceedings may nave been recognized, in one or two instances, as of iome authority by the courts. In the case referred to by 'he Journal, the investigation must he a larce The sell constituted tribunal hus no power to compel the attend ince of the accused party, nor to inflict legal punish merit, if he should be declared guilty.?liwton Courier, June JR. Murderous Outrage. ? We are informed that a mrty of teamsters, who drive between Nashua and Vermont, (one of them of the name of Flint, well known in the road.) on arriving at Newbury, N. If, proceeded o the house of a poor, and very intemperate man. situated ipon the hank of Sunapce Lake, for purposes best known o themselves taking with thorn a gallon ol rum. with vhich they supplied the old man and sou so liberally thai hey were both soon dead drunk. In this stats they laid hem out of doors, entirely unprotected from the burning -ays of the sun whore the hoy shortly died ! Tho perpe rators of the oct immediately fled; hut as active measures vere taken, and they being well known, it is presumed 'hey will be secured ?LowtU *1dt<rrtiier, Junr 98. Severe Hkntrnce ?Young Howe (quite a boy), he lad who was coovic'ed some time since for setting ire to the Warren school house in Charlpstown, has been nntenced to the State prison for life? Boiton Tranicnpt, /un. 30. Montgomery. (Correspondence of the Herald ] Tremendous Storm?Thunder?Lightning?I ?Destruction of Glass, Vegetables, Corn, fyc. ] James Gordon Bennktt, Esq. Dear Sir?Our village was visited this afternc by one of the most destructive hail storms that w| ever witnessed by the oldest inhabitants of tl place. The wind blew strong from the northwest' and long before it reached our goodly vilUge". was watching its progress, apprehending that it w& to be no ordinary affair. The clouds presented) dark and frightful aspect; the thunder made raanj a stout heart quail; commencing with a low rum-j bling sound, and with the rapidity of thought burst! ing forth,shaking the houses to their foundation,! The lightning was terrific: now seeming as if the' whole heavens were in u liquid flame, nbw flush ing as though it threatened to enwrap the earth in one general conflagration. A few dro,.s of rain fell, followed with a heavy blast of wind, driving the hail against the houses with astonishing velo city, breaking some thousands of lights out of the windows, ana tearing the shingles off the roofs of the buildings. As I stood gazing at the hail stones, soma of which measured from three inches to three and a quarter in circumference, rolling along our streets, and viewed the torrents of rain descending so hb to form streams sufficiently large to float a skiff, while the lightning leaped from the clouds, and the thun der roared, and the wind carried shingles and hoards through the air, dashing tnem to the ground with violence?it seemed as if it had repented the al mighty thitt he had prolonged the existence of his disobedient creatures, end was about burying them in one common grave. The gardens are cut to pieces. The corn is in strings. The winter grain, much of it, is cut down, and immense damage has been done. It did not extend very far north or south of us, but lelt its marks as far as it extended. After the storin had subsided, citizens were seen hurrying through the streets with glass?some with window sashes, with scarcely a whole light in them; all were actively engaged in repairing the damage sustained. Tins day will long be remembered by the inhabitant* of this place, and I hope 1 may never be obliged to witness such a terrifying and awful spectacle agUn. Yours, respectfully, An Observe* . FlreWorks a Dangerous Nuisance. James Gordon Bennett, Est*.? As your paper is the record of passing events, per mit me to record two that took place the other even ing in Chatham and Roosevelt streets,for the infor mation and benefit of our reformed Mayor and Common Council. Between nine and ten,some mischievous boys set off a mischievous "chaser," which flew towards a horse and frightened hiin?o that he broke some of the harness. He was in a wagon, and had he not been a staid, sober horse the consequences might have been disastrous to others besides the owner, who was detained tome to repair the damages. A few minutes after, the same gang of lawless young rascalB, I presume, sent off another chaser at two horses on the corner of Roosevelt. The consequence was, the lioises were frightened, one of which reared up, and then fell over on its back, and lay some time before it could get up, but whether it was injured or not, I] did not learn. Two watchmen were standing on| the corner at the time the last chaser was let off,! but paid no attention either to find out or bring thei offenders to justice, notwithstanding they saw howj it frightened the horses, icc. I spoke to one of the watchmen, and asked him if it was not hit1 duty to take up such offenders, and prevent the j dangerous consequences of firing such missiles ill the street, &c. He said if I would show him whv^ fired it, he would do something with him. 1. thought thisfwas curious doctrine from our ser vants, that I who was not paid, should do the dutr of watchmen who were paid, and who saw th? i whole transaction, while I only saw the corclu-' sion of this mischievous act. Alter the young nan, who was riding one of the horses, and leadin; tht other, had asked somebody to hold them forlim, 1 he endeavored to find out who set off the chiserj but 1 belie.ve he was not successful, and the watch man did not, that I saw, render him any assistaico in finding out the aggressors Now, Mr. Benmtt, what are the duties of watchmen, if not to take up offenders of this kind"! Are not apple and other stands harmless when compared with aggression where life is in danger1? It appears to me the mly effectual way to put a stop to the firing of the wliolr brood of villainous fire crackers,tec., in the streets, is to make their sale an offence at law, punishuol# by fine, and imprisonment, or both. Are nottht exposure and sale of fireworks in stores as d angei* ous as the keeping and selling nf gunpow?Vrl( Why are they not then prohibited as a dangeroui uuisancel 1 hop th'-v soon will be, and the watch-, men compelled to take up tliesellei, and those whs set them off. I think the Common Council would' he better employed in remedying such nuisance*, than in some of the Sunday crusades thev have un dertaken That would be Real Reform. City Intelligence. Police Office.?Sunday, June .'SO?A Runaway Bip olar Arrested?A man nameJ Samuel Wade, who lite been committing a series of burglaries in Philali iphiasnd idjacent cities and towns for alength of time, und alter . wards fleein**, to this city, was arrested this morning hr one of our officers named William H. Stephen'', incur cerated in prison and is held to be sent back to our neigll bor State to await his trial Another Burglar Arrested.?A being, whoclaimel an attinaty to the Smith family,who called himsellWilliait was artested and committed to prison for breakug iut( the house of Henry Ferris. No 40 Oak street, wit) intent to plunder the premises. He was a lofty subject in th? art, for he was found up in the garret. More Burglary.?The store No 18!) Chathan street was broken open last night, and gold and silver Ice, als? valuable camel's hair brushes stolen, the burglar |ot clear with the spoila. Coroner's Office.?A Case or Suicide?A disipated female named Betsey Chapman, (colored) aged J years, committed suicide last night, by taking a large dose of laudanum, at No. 16 Orange street Verdict, Suicidt by taking laudanum." Amusements. Niblo's Garden* still continues to reieive a liberal patronage. To-night we see antDunced that gem ot an opera, "The National Guard," which ii played by this company in admirable style. In adiition to this, Mitchell plays Crummells, in the renowiufl extra' vagan/.a called "The Savage and the Maiden," oie of the most laughable and irresistibly funny affairs Ye ever witnessed. Herr korponay and Md'lle Desjardins are to smear on Wednesday evening in that celebrated dance "LsPolka ? I'his is the first time this dance has been performid in the true style, and in the correct costume, which is add to he magnificent. There will doubtless be a greet gdherinf ot the elite of the world of fashion to witness it. Niblo is making great preparations for the 4th if July. Tom Thumb and all his relations ^ost i|i run shade !?The Infant Sisters, now perlhrminj at the American Museum, have taken the rag from tbl General I These little wonders appear to day at 3} and B o'clock, P M , assisted by the Grpheans, Mr. and Mrt. Western and others (including giants), and we advise our readers to speculate two shillings worth. ftCJ-This is positively the last week flf the Dwarf and Giantess at the New York Museum, tp they depart to fulfil engagements contracted sore time since Every body who has seen Tom Thumb?tnd who has not ??ought in justice to behold the Lapland Dwaif, who is a1- old n? the Ge eral, and three inches shorter. An in !i i) > i . d of which they are measured, is equal tin it o' inordinary sized perons. Winchell, who repri vnts nil soits of characters but bad ones; Mons. and Madame Chekeni, .Miss Rosalie Dine, and a hod of other artists, appear. The Poker Dance is introdnoed every evening. The manager, we are informed, is m ik ing the most magnificent preparations to celebrate the Fourth with a splendor suited to the occasion. QtJ- RABINKAU'S HOT, COLD AND SALT W.\. 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