Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 9, 1845, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 9, 1845 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. Sew York, Krlday, May 9, IMS. Anothrr Supplement. We publish to-day, in conjunction with our lar edition, another Supplement, making th ? published during tJie present week, for the ac.omnio datiou of our subscribers and advertisers. W<' h?v?' been compelled to adopt this mode of extending our apace and room, in consilience of the importance of the local news, growing out of the anniversary week, also the foreign news by the lust steamer, ;ind particularly from the pressure of business ui>oij our columns, in the shaj** of advertisements. Ihis mode of extending the dimensions of our journal ac cording to circumstances, is, of course, expensive, and demands a considerable outlay. But we are happy to be able to say, that the extraordinary patron age of the American pcoplfl extended to this journal, is of such a character as to justify any exi>enditure that may be required. We are now beginning to occupy the position of the only independent, com prehensive and rational journal in this metropolis, or on this continent?our columns are filled with till kinds of news, foreign and domestic, and we uni formly endeavor, at any expense and ut all hazards, to procure the earliest information on every subject, both at home and abroad. The Supplement to-day, like those that liavu pre ceded it during the present week, is, of course, issued for the use of our city subscribers, it contains ?unply advertisements of city business and move ments, and is not to be found for sale with the occa aienal circulation of the journal through the news boys. The Weekly Herald which will be published on Saturday morning, at 9 o'clock, will contain two beautiful wood engravings of "Peytona" and "Fashion," who are going to con fend for victory on the race course next Tuesday.? This race between the North and South will be pro bably the most interesting that has taken place in this vicinity for twenty years. It will draw together greater crowds than have ever been collected in this metropolis or the neighborhood. The interest exci ted is immense; and to meet it we have set our ar tists to work, and to-morrow the IVctkly Herald will contain beautiful portraits of the two crack horses of the age. This paj>er will also contain the recent important foreign news in all its details, to gether with a more extended and accurate report of all the anniversarias, religious and pliilosophical, held in this city, than any other journal can furnish. On Saturday, at 12 o'clock, noon, for the special accommodation of another large portion of the pub lic, we shall publish a separate edition of the week ly paper, to be called the Holy Weekly Herald. It will contain all the anniversaries, exclusive of the mere local matter and news of this wicked world, and will be issued in order to meet the wishes of the religious, pious, philosophical, and thinking portion of the community, who may desire to obtain and preserve a record of the intellectual movements of the age. The Oregon Question In Knglmtd and Amerlpn?A IV'tw Phase. In looking over the columns of the leading Eng lish papers, brought by the last steamer, we can i>er ceive a decided change of tone in the articles refer ring to the Oregon question, and the relations of Great Britain and the United States. The journal ists speak in a much lower key than they did imme diately after the declarations of Sir Robert Peel were made in the House of Commons. There is less swaggering bombast and insolent bravado, and a tolerable sprinkling of moderation and common sense in the recent articles of the London press on American affairs. The Morning Chronicle, the organ of the whigs, and the Timet,which speaks the sentiments of the popular masses, are now equally earnest in deprecating the idea of a war between England and this country, and they insist upon it, that the difficulty respecting Oregon will be amica bly settled. Indeed, it is only in the movements of the government itself, that we can discover dec ided tokens of an apprehension ofserious difficulty arising out of this Oregon question. It is very evident that the idea of war is not altogetherscouted in that quar ter. The bold and unexpected change in Peel's Irish |>olicy has been avowedly made in conse quence of the anxiety of the minister to unite the energies of the empire against this country in caae of the collision that is feared. In this country also, a remarkable change has taken place in the tone of the newspaper press in the service of the administration. The organ of the government at Washington is backing out from its former bold and belligerent position, and now speaks about the difficulties with Eoglund in a tone very different indeed from that which was wont to characterise the violent blood-and-thunder philippics of the Globe. The truth is, the administration ap pears to have prudently resolved to keep this Oregon question quietly in abayanc* for some time, and so fo manage it that it can be brought to bear with full and overwhelming force in the desired direction at the proper time. They mean to keep their powder This Oregon question is, indeed, to be the great po litical question of the day. It is destined to exercise a prodigious influence on the fortunes and fate of parties in this^country. That is the new and most interest ing phase in which it is now presenting itaelf. The Texas question revolutionized |>arty organizations. It demolished all the old party questions and all the old party politicians. It killed Van Bureu and Clay, und the smaller fry, by the_score and dozen, all over the country. It stirred up to their very depths ihe patriotic feelings and impulses of the people,and cre ated an influence which swept all before it. Singu larly enough, just as it has fulfilled its destiny, ano ther question of the same character, but still more cxciting and inflammatory, is thrown into the politi cal cauldron. Now? "Oregon,," the wood*?"Oregon," the flood*. "Oregon," the hollow mountain* ring. "Oregon," in fact, swallows up every other party question of the day, attracting and uniting the popu lar impulses and sympathies in a boiling and resist less flood of enthusiasm. Properly directed and managed, this question will be the means of sustain ing the present administration in the most triumph ant manner, and may operate so disadvaiititgeously against the whigs, that in 1848 that ancient and ven erable party may be utterly demolished?made an end of?clean gone forever. This is, indeed, a stirring time, and strange events are coming. Newspaper Enterprise?The Sun made a great parade yesterday, about "one day's later intelli gence" from England, containing the vote in the British House of Commons on the Maynooth Bill, which it appears was brought from London to Liv erpool, by express, exclusively for our worthy con temporary, by Willmer and Smith, of Liverpool. Unhappily for this "exclusive" intelligence so put forth by the verdant philosophers of the Sun, the Herald of yesterday contained the whole intelli gence on the subject, without any particular flourish, with the whole vote snd opinions of the most im portant portions ol the English press on the same subject. We advise our dignified and financial con temporary ol one remarkable, change that has taken place in these latter days. The day of balloon hoaxes is nearly about over, and the age of humbug in newspapers is drawing rapidly to an end. Mr. Own, the Philanthropist, left town, for Al bany, Syracuse, and the oiher dark regions west ward, which he means to enlighten. lie will plant the needs ol socialism for a wnek, and then come back to this city, and afterwards return to Europe. Tin; Great Rack Next Week.?We are re quested to suite that Fashion nnd Peyton* will sun tor the great match on Tuesday, the 13th, at one o'clock precisely. (th A full rejiort ol the proceedings of the I'hris tjan Alliance Association, last evening, ia crowded out of Uus day'? paper MlNlSTKHIAL Crisis IN IJholand.?The next news from Europe will be veiy important. A very short time may now decide whether Sir Robert Peel's administration is to stand or fall. TheAlay nooth Bill, which has i*???ed the House of Commons by such a large majority, has created a prodigious ex citement amongst all the religious classes in Great Bri tain, and the whole press which had supported Peel s administration is now out against him, producing a most singular confusion of parties and in public sen timent. ? The question now is whether the resigna tion of the ministry and a dissolution of Parliament may not take place. The Maynooth question resem bles very much the School question here,?the same religious animosities are at work, and the same principles involved but on a far larger scale. It the bill be rejected in the House of Lords, as is very likely, the resignation of the ministry will probably at once follow. A general election, when the reli gious passions of the people are thus feartully aroused would be indeed terrible. All this, singularly enough, has been produced by the efforts of the British Minister to put himself in a strong position to be able to intimidate the United States. We thus discover the unsettled and frail con dition of the whole superstructure of British power, government and society. How different ia the condi tion of aHkirs in this country ! We treat everything with perfect nonchalance. We would as soon go to war to-morrow as not. But war is a dreadful idea to the British mind. Here we don't care a fig about it, one way or the other. We are twenty millions of people and have territory enough to maintain live I hundred millions. A change in the industrial pur suits of a million or two on the seaboard could be effected in two or three years, and the excitement of the change would be happiness enough for the , time being. But far different is the case in England. Thk Piuicnpru OK thk New Corporation There is a good deal of excitement amongst the de mocratic cliqutt, in consequence of the action of the caucus with regard to the new corporation printing?a large slice of the spoils of victory. We understand that it was decided the other evening that the cor poration printing should be Riven to the Evening Pott, and the printing of the Departments (just enough to tickle the appetite) to the Morning Xewt, whilst the Plebeian was allowed the privilege of licking the outside of the platter. This has created a terrible excitement, and it is very likely that the Mir* and Plebeian may form a coalition of hunger, thirst, and damnation against the Pott, which may lead to funny developments. | In all this, however, we only see the beginning of j the same dark and disgraceful game of treachery | and folly which has occupied former Corporations. I Instead of availing themselves of their position to I become good and useful magistrates, and to give the | people of this city an efficient municipal govern ment, these silly men are already work to divide the spoils, gorging some, and denying a morsel tooth ers who arc equally hungry and ravenous. Transit of Mercury.?The phenomenon of the passage of the planet Mercury across the Bun's disc, occurred yesterday, beginning at llh. 23in. 24s. in the morning, at the eastern limb of the sun, and poseing off at the opposite edge at 4h. 48m. 46s. in the afternoon. It was distinctly visible with the aid of a telescope. The last two transits of Mercury, in 1832 and 1835, were rendered invisible by clouds. The next transit will occur in 1848. The transit of a planet affords to astronomers a ready method of finding the difference of the longitudes of two places where the same observations are made, and it was by a transit of Mercury that the distance of the sun from the earth was first accurately ascertained. Execution of Eager.?This wretched man suf fers the extreme penalty of the law this day between 12 and 2 o'clock. The vigor and promptitude with which justice has been administered in the case of j this friendless, obscure, and poor man, presents a striking contrast to the tardy, reluctant, and often 1 unfaithful administration of our criminal law in other cases. It is, indeed, a very hard matter for a rich man or woman to get hanged in this country. Dinner of the " Jockey Club. ?Another mis cellaneous association of gendemen, calling them selves the " Jockey Club," were to have had a din ner at the Astor House yesterday, but we believe it waB a failure. Dinner was at first ordered for thirty, then for twenty, and finally, we believe, the I number was reduced to a baker's dozen. The fact is that a small clitpie, who loaf about an obscure weekly paper in this city, have got hold of the " Jockey Club," and will ride it to death, without ever giving it a chance to get an annual meal of cold victuals Theatrical Movements.?Hamblin has, it ap pears, been frightened out of Broadway entirely by Manager Hale, of the Tabernacle. The office for receiving subscriptions to the scrip of the new thea tre, has been closed, and for the present the project is abandoned. In the meantime, we understand, that a Mr. Jackson, formerly connected with the management of the old Bowery theatre, has taken a lease for twenty-one years of the ground on which that edifice stood, and intends to set workmen at I once upon the ruins, intending to have the Bowery theatre re-built by the month of August. This is the programme for the present. The new Bowery theatre, under the management of Tryon, is making remarkable headway, and we have not any doubt that under any circustanccs, that establishment, if conducted with the same energy and talent that now charasterizes its management, will always maintain its position, and be one of the most proiitable theatres in the city. The French company of New Orleans have taken the Park, and will commence the season about the middle of June. Palmo's Opera Hoitsk.?The difficulties between the rival lepwes of this establishment, appear to have been settled in some manner, for the |terformancos of the Dumbleton troupe went oil" last night without the slightest disturbance, and in the presence of a tolerably numerous audience. Exhibition ok iiik Oroan of .Saint Paul's Chi rch, Richmond.?Yesterday afternoon an ex hibition of the large organ of Saint Paul's Church Richmond, took place at the manufactory of Mr. Henry Iirben, No. 172 Centre street, which was thronged with the 6lHc of the day. In course of the exhibition several pieces of music were performed on the instrnment by Messrs. George f^oder, Harri son, Harrington, Munson, CornelL and a German gentleman whose name we could not learn. Mr. Loder is the organist of Grace Church, and played several airs with great skill and exquisite taste, amongst which was the musie from the opera of the Bohemian Girl?"I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls." The instrument is of a very superier manu facture j the case is of Grecian style of architecture, measuring twenty-seven feet in height, twenty-one feet wide and fifteen feet deep. It lias twenty-four stops, and nearly fourteen hundred pipes, principally mnde of metal?the largest pipe i* sixteen feet in length, and twenty inches square. The solo stops are very superior, particularly the trnmiiets, hautboys, clarionets end cremunas. The dinpasons are verv powerful?altogether, the instrument reflects much credit on the manufacturer, Mr. Krben. Cov\rrnci-r f jf.'i isi.ATt/RK.?This body convened at Hartford on Wednesday, the 7th inst. W. Board man, !?>?). was elected Speaker of the House, and Jas. H. Holcomb and W. H. Bowers, Fsqa., Clerks. The Governor's Message was received and rend. Pbofessor 1 to divers' Farewei.l.?This remark able man delivers Ins last lecture for the t.ea?-on, on Kriday evening, in the Room of the 8ociety Library. We hare watched his struggles with popular prejudice nmong n?, and the triumphant mere** which now crowns hi? arduous labors, is most richly deserved, for it was hardly and pemeveringly rsrned. He ha? proved what the won Id-tie-wise laiurlied at; and, to uie n po pular phrase. " tho laugh is now on the \\ ronp side of tlirir mouth," He has done more to establish tl??> claims of moimerism among us than nny other man. Tho?e who wore loudest in crying " Humbug :? when lie com manced, ar? now amoig the loudest in hit praise. A Russian, named Krmett, in 1H3S visited Cincin nati. n poor, rsggod cobbler. He ootild not make a living, and, therefore, went South nnd engaged in the manufae turing of lucifer matches. He returned to Cincinnati, a tow days since, worth >*>,000 Later and IntereetliiK ftw* Trial. W? have received intelligent)* frooiTexas, by the way of New Orleans, down to the 26th ult., brought by the steamer New York from Galveston, and, ac cording to every indication, there is no doubt of ul timate annexation. We make our extracts from the New Orleans journals?the "Picayune," "Jefftnonian" "Bee," and " Bug-a-boo" newspapers. At last we have some inkling, from an official source, of the character of Ashbel Smith's mission to England. It is to see if England and France will bid more for the continued independence of Texas than the United States will give for its annexation. This is probably the first time that a gallant little re public has been up for sale to the highest bidder. Why not send it to auction at once ? Wc are persuaded, however, that nothing can now stop annexation. Here follow the extracts: The intelligence ii but a few day* later than wo re ceived by the McKim last Thursday night. A* usual the papers are almost exclusively occupied with the discus sion of tho annexation question. They are more nearly unanimous than could have been expected on a question so momentous, and upon tho decision of which European influence has been so strongly and perseveringly brought to bear against the iuterests of the United States. The people of Texas are determined upon annexation.? Through their public meetings aud the press tliey ex press themsolres with an enthusiasm which canuot, we are persuaded, be borne down. The Civilian and Galvtiton Gazette, which has beeu avowedly opposed to annexation, comes out in the last number before us with a very significant article. It does not hesitate to avowits preference foriudependcnce.hut it would at the least appear to intimate the opinion that if annexation be defeated it will be by the United States Senate. The editor further declares that the last time he saw the President, which was previous to his election, he expressed himself in favor of the Union. As to <Jei?. Houston's course, too, the same oditor chal lenges any one to show that ex-I'rosident Houston was, or is, opposed to the measure. It i( very doubtful whe ther he will emerge from his retirement to take part in the discussion or the subject now geing on. We an nounced in our paper of Saturday that he was expected to address a meeting at Houston on the 31st in favor of annexation. Houston papers of tho 33d make no men tion of auch a meeting or addross, from which we infer that he thought it uselosa to add his voice to swell the general cry. The Hon. A. Yell arrived at Washington on tho 11th in stant. The National Register of the 17th donies that Hon. Ashhel Smith i* opposod to the measure of annexation. It also donies that our Charge d' ^Iffairt, Major Donelson, had been received with any want of courtesy on his arri val at the Texan seat of Government. It states that Major Donelson was presented by Mr. Smith, the morning after his arrival, to the President, who, although conGned to his bed, received him kindly. It adds, that to " a state ment from Major Donelson of the proposals respecting annexation, which he was authorized to submit to that government, he was frankly told by the President that early steps would be. taken to submit the whole subject to the people. The only doubt then in the President's mind was as to the propriety of calling Congress ; he stating, however, his impression that this step was neeos sary and proper.'' The editor of the Telegraph assures us that President Jones will cordially co-operate with the people in con summating the measure of Annexation, and will make every necessary exertion to expedite its accomplishment. Meetings in fitvor of annexation continue to t>e held in various parts of the State. The inoctiug recently held at Washington, is represented to have been the largest and most respectable county meeting ever held th?M, tad the proceedings ware oonducted with the groatest unanimity and enthusiasm. At a meeting in Harrison county, to consider the all absorbing subject, there were only three persons in op position. In tho counties of Sabine, Robinson, Nacog doches and Liberty, meetings have been held, embracing? nearly tho entire male population of oach, and all exhi biting the utmost zeal ana unanimity in favor of annexa Uon. The same feeling prevails throughout Texas. Arothkr Mihstek to Enoi.and.?Tho late " Secre tary of State, Mr. Smith" has been appointed by the Pre sident Charge d'A (fairs to England ana France. Although by this appointment another outfit will necessarily be al lowed, ana the republic subjected to an additional ex pense of several thousand dollars, still we will indulge the fiopo that the absence of this ofticor in Europe will prove far more profitable to the country than his presence at. this critioal juncture. We arc aware that he will use all possible diligence to obtain the final propositions of the British premier in season to suumit them to the Congress at its session iu June. It remains to be seen whether the terms he expects to obtain from England and Mexico are any more honorable than those offered hy the governmout of tho United States. We think the very fact that he accopts this office at this time, with the avowed object of conducting negotiations for the acknowledgement of oar independence through British intervention is pretty conclusive evidcnco that he is opposed to annexation.?Telegraph, Jlpril 33. Later from Bermuda.?By the arrival of the brig Lady of the Lake, at this port, from Hamil ton, we have advices from that port to the 26th ult. inclusive. H. M. S. Electrm, from Galveston, Texas, for England, arrived at Hamilton on the 24th of April, with copies of important despatches from the Government of Mexico to that of Texas. The purport of the despatches, we are informed, is, that Mcxico agrees to acknowledge the independence of Texas, upon receiving lan assurance from the latter power that she repudiates the annexation scheme of the United States. The Vindictive, a remarkably line frigate of the first class, bearing the gallant officer's flag .had arrived here on Monday last. She exchanged the customa ry salutes with the Illustrious. Sir Francis Austen succeeds Sir Charles Adam in the Naval command of the North American and West India stations. A company has been formed at Turks Island to carry on the Whale Fishery. A battalion of the twentieth regiment is to be re moved from Hamilton to Canada in the autumn months, its place to be supplied by the 16th regimen now at Cork. The Bohemian Girl.?This Balfe is indeed a very lucky man. The Bohemian Girl has been per formed in London over one hundred times during one season, and here in New York it has reached its thirty-fourth night, without having lost anything from its power of attraction. But, after all, what is the Bohemian Girl, or her father Mr. Balfe I A quadrille, a waltz, a gallop, a march, an English ballad, a French couplet?these are. the composing elements of the Bohemian Girl.? Take a pound of Donizetti, hall'a pound of Adam, two ounces of Auber, and one drachm of Hnssini; mix it well?put it into a neatly written score ; de twr tignetur, Balfe. Where is there anything, be ginning from the first bar, and ending with the last, that could not be traced to any of these already not over-original sources 1 Balfe does not steal, but he appropriates another's idoas with the smartness of a London pickpocket, and all with a gracefulness (hat you cannot help inviting him to your dinner table, and asking him to do you the favor of robbing you again at the earliest opportunity. It must have been in anticipation of Mr. Balfe > becoming a popular com poser, when Rossini uttered his celebrated "Se mm t invent0, 6 ben trovata. But to do him justice, he is a very clever and talented manufacturer of operas after a new patent, and although not a grout man. yet he is a genius in his own way. His Bohemian Girl is an entertaining opera?merry and vanagated. like a harlequin's dress, very peasant, and not at all English. May he go on writing at the rate ol ten miles an hour, and may he derive more pecuniary benefit from his future works, than he does from the Bohemian Girl in New York ! The long and continued success of that opera in London, may be explained through its good execu tion by the singers, the orchestra and chorus; or through brilliant scenic arrangements. The scenery at the Park is very pretty, although not uncommon ly grand: hypercritical people might even call the triumphal march of the bakers and butchers, headed by a whole regiment, numl>ering six muskets, in cluding the sergeant?a little shabby. But take it all in all, the getting no is very creditable to the manager. Mrs. Segmn has a pleasant, although somewhat feeble voice, and sings this part very neatly : the short cadence, with shake ni?c end of her, "I dream'd that I dwelt in marble hulls," was even very well executed. Mr. Seguin's vocal duties are not very heavy, but lie acquits himself well of what he has to sing; his acting is likewise very good, although his w/rrwftro, with Martin, eoulrl be conveniently dispensed with. If the fullness of Mr. Frazer's person could be transported to his voics, he would be a winner in a double way. Big tenors with doubtful voices are not pleasant, parti cularly if they cannot sing. Nor is his action, or ra ther absence of action, comincndr.hlo. lie mostly stands with a complae*ney, that can be seen to much advantage in an Knplishman after a good dinner. But. what can be said of the orchestra and chorus? Very lucky, indeed, that Balfe has not yet phased the gates of immortality ; for, hearing the overture, he would turn round in his grave, unless he could recover his first position by listening to the opening chorus. "Bolton Abhit in Tun Olden Time."?A very beautiful mezzotint of the celebrated painting in the possession of Lord Fnncis Egerton, in England, has been just issued by Mr. J. Nenlc, W5 Carmine street. It does the artist inliriile credit; it is almost equal to any production of the kind that has rcc.-ntly npp^arod. The Wreck or the Swallow : Michelin, New York. But a very indifferent lithograph. Portsmouth Steam Factory.?So great ih the interest taken by our citizens to stir the win els o i ent*rj>ri?e in thi( town. that mi three day* of tl e l>n*t week oTtr *ft0,000 itor.k wan unhie.rilxid tiy the middling iliferent for a cotton mill in thi* town. One iiwUvidual aubacrihed $2000, and no other o?er $1000. A like imoiint of ?tock h?i been mbacribed for by our more wealthy citizen*, and probably more will be nibaciibed. Thnae are the preliminary movement" Nothing will lie ma tured until the meeting of tUt Cwporstion next v .~?k ? Porimoulh Journal. Laying Um Corner Stone of the New \ln>* House B?lldla|, upon Rm><?I1'? Island. The native Commoit Council have wound up with die commencement of un act that doe* them infinite credit, and if carried out with the spirit in which it is commenced, will endear them to those that follow un upon tliis transitory globe. Tiie Corner stone of th? New Alms House, building u|>on Randall's Island, was laid yesterday afternoon, in presence of a select number of invited guwts, including members of the Common Council, members elect, His Honor the Recorder, General fallniadge, Justice Gilbert, Ex-Justice Matte 11. Wm. M. Prtce, members of the press, fee. See. The charity is a noble one, and it is to die present Common Council that we owe the carrying out of the project for which the island was originally purchased by the city, upon a resolution oflered by F. A. Tallmadge, (now Recorder, then Alderman) in 1834. The proponed buildings are to be erected upon a scale at once magnificent and useful. The island contains 138 acres of land, (gradually rising from the water's edge to a considerable elevation, the surface undulating into lull and valley, so that from the summit upon which the buildings are to be erected, a magnificent and diversified prospect may be had. The main building intended for the Alms House, will cover a space of 600 feet in length, and 100 feet deep, pointing to the south ; it is to be four stories high in the centre, and the end buildings <hree stories high. The building to have four wings, 65 feet wide, and 100 deep. The height of the first and second stories to be each twelve feet; the story of the rear building to be ten feet; of the cellars and passages between them, seven feet six inches ; and of the spuce beneath all the other parts of the first story Hoor, except in the rear building, to be two feet, all in the clear when finished. All the buildings to be composed of blue building stone, quarried upon Blackwell's Island, by the pri soners. The main walls to be ubout twenty-four inches thick ; the partitions to be of brick. The glatforin and steps ot the portico to be composed of vown 8tone. The building is to be provided with water closets, sinks, Arc. xc.; portico's on the out side, icc. ?fcc. In the building, a chapel is to be erec ted capable of holding about 1(500 persons. The architectural department is conducted by R. G. Hat field, of 109 Nassau street. The cost will probably be from 8150,000 to #200,000. The buildings are to be erected by the 1st of Sep tember, 184o. The other building is intended fortheFarm schools, and is already in an advanced stage of forwardness. It is to he 330 feet long, three stories high, and built of blue stone quarried on Blackwell's Island. There are to be three wings 100 feet deep and 10 wide.? There are to be eignt large school rooms, any quan tity of domitories, play rooms, eating apartments, &c., fee.. The building is capable of accommoda ting 1200 children,more tnan double the number now in the institution. This building is to be completed by September. 1815, and will cost $42,000, which, considering the size of this building, and the man ner in which it is to be built, is extremely cheap. Attached to this building, about two acre* of land i( to be laid out for a flower garden, to be cultivated by the chil dren, according to the F.nglish lystem. The island is ca pable of producing, with proper cultivation, sufficient, and more than sufficient to maintain, in the vegetable line, treble the number of paupers now depending on the city, beside furnishing pasturage for about sixty head of cat tle, an abundance of apples, lie. The Committee on Charitv anil Alms House, who have f.roj*M?d the buildings upon the island, are?Wm. 8. Mil er, Chairman; Wm. C. Seaman, John A. Bunting,William Tucker, Wyllis Dlackstone, Charles Alden, Thomas Spoflbrd. The company having walked about the island, and re ceived information from Aid. Miller and other member* of the Building Committee, returned to the corner ol the bane of the main building, to witne** the interesting cere mony of laying the corner stone. , , ? . . Aiinc bo* having been prepared, tho following docu ments were deposited in it by Mr. Whitney, the the Common Council; The Charity of the City of New York ; Ordinances of City ; Proceedings of the Board of Assistants; Comptroller's Report; Memoir* of the Croton Aqueduct; Document* of the Board of Al dermon; Document* of the Atslatants; Report ol the Committee on Charity and Aim* Hou*e ; with the resolution* and specifications m relation to the new Aim* Houie; *pecification* of the Nur*ery building*. Common Council document*, City Inspectors'* ] City Directory, Statement of tho City Officers for 1844, fifty-eight Committee*. Memoir* of the Funeral of Gen. Lafayette, Funeral of General Harriaou, tho fireat Metro polia of 184s, all the daily papers of tho city of May 8th, ISM, coin of the year, map of the city. These precious document* having been deposited. Alderman Miller, Chairman of the Committee, mounted the base, and after premising that, until last evening, he did not anticipate that the honor and duty of officiating on this occasion would devoir* upon him, he had not sufficient time to prr|>nre himself as ho wished, he delivered the following addreea:?We have assembled hero to lay the foundation of a charitable in*titution of a character calculated to exert Jthe idea* of our lituation here, and upon a *cale commensurate with its present great, and it* rapidly in creasing extent and population. It la^iow some years since this beautiful Island was selected by our predeces sors, for the purpose to which it i* now dedicated. In carrying out their view*, we but lend them our cor(.i?l co-operation in a work, the necessity of which their pro vident foresight anticipated,and in tho *ame spirit in which it has been thus commcnccd and conducted to its present stage we look forward confidently to the ready assist ance of those who come after us to complete and consu mate it. This Island is to be devoted for the futuro as an asylum for helple**ness, sickncM and poverty. It has been selected with tho view of separating the unfortunate from the criminal, in the administration of our munici pal charity. It i* to be the homo of those whom circum stances have incapacitated from making a home for them selves: for infants thrown upon the world, without a protector, or provision for the invalid, and those who are without assistance and support; the able bodied poor, rendered destitude by misfortune, and the aged who in their decripitude and infirmities of advancing year*, are compelled to appeal to the abundant resource* of the community for their individual relief. We have thought that in affording this provision, it was our duty to pre vent as far as possible, the association of charity with punishment, and for this reason we have designated this Island, and the establishment uow about to be erected upon it, to furnish an exclusive retreat and shelter ror those, whomadverse circumstance* havo thrown, with out fault on their part*, upon the city for their education and .upport. The .ituaUon appear* admirably designed for the purpose* ol such retreat. and {exhibits all the natural advan tages that could in any wise be sufficiently remote from the city, to protect its residents from the visit* of mere idle curio*ity. The ground* are *ufflciently extenwve to afford ample opportunity to ell for employment in the cultivation of the soil ; and ?o elevated a* to insure the exception of the inhabitant* from diseases which attach to other places, le*? fortunate in this asiiect. It*diver*i fied surface, including hill, valley, and grove, gives it (treat capacities for cultivation and ornament, and with suitable care and labor it may be rendered in all raspects capable of the very highest state of cultivation. It com mands upon all sides, prospect* as various and beautiful, as were ever presented to the eye ol man. Water *ill be introduced in abundance from the beautiful aud mag nificent reservoirs, which the enterprise and energy of our predecessor* have introduced, which will form for age* a monument of wise and benificent policy_ of the government of our city, no les* than the liberal afflu ence of iU inhabitants. Nothing is wanting here to se cure the comfort, health, and well-being of the very nu merous class dependent upon the city charities, and whose want* we can thu* relieve without exposing them to any degrading or painful a**ociation*, or compelling them to feel that in the eye of the community jwvcrtyjind helplessncu are regarded in the light of public oilences. It l* the intention of the propo?ed organization of our rheritable institution* upon this island, to educate our infant paupers in such systematic habits of industry ami application, as will train them in mind and body, for use ful service* in the employment to which they may be transferred on leaving the asylum; to exact from the 1 able bodied poor a certain amount of labor as the comil ? tion of their relief, and to afford a hospital, or retreat, for those who are unfitted for all labor, by deorepitude, or other bodily infirmity. The building is designed a* an asylum for tho infant poor, or children's farm school, is already far advanced toward* its completion. W e now lay the corner stone of the main edifice of the island, which i* intended to afford a shelter for the invalid, aged, and poor, which may becomo a charge upon the city, from their infirmities, or other adverse and unfortunate circum stances. To have been instrumental in the establishment of our charity in such a location, upon a sc.alc so exten sive and honorable to the city, and in the prosecution of a policy sobeueficent and humane, must be a source or fasting gratification. Gentlemen, to nil of us wl-oare associated in the present administration ol the city go vernment, we may with honest pride appeal to it a* the proof that we have something in ourdev which will long outlive our momories, and transmit its benefit* and bless ings to remote posterity. May God prosper the good work ! May that Providence which tempers the wind to tho shorn lnmb, smile upon our labors for the relief of suffering humanity, and prosper and perpctunto the institution, which inUhe spirit of chanty and goo,I will, and love to man,wo devote to the unfortunate or onrrnce. General Tali.mapok moved that the address of the Al derman be deposited In the box. and it was done. The tin box having been sealed up, with the precious documents in tho Interior, and inserted in the place cut for it in the corner stone, the stone was deposited upon the spot where, with the blessings of haaveii it will long rP Aldermen Miui.** then ssid, that if the guests pleased they would repair to a building ol another sort, which, though unfinished without, was furnished within in a manner that he hoped would not prove unacceptable. Without demurring, .the company departed to a rude sort of e building, in which were spread three long tables, upon which a very clever and enticing coldspread appear ed, and certain ominous-looking gentlemen, with long neck* and silver stocks, which very plainly indicated the reason that His Honor the Mayor was not upon the ground, and evinced n determination on the part of the Aldermen to pop out of office ? ith credit to themselves, and to another tune than the muning of aCroton hy drant. The entertainment was provided by the immortal down ing, who very well performed his part. The company being all sealed, Aid. Miller prcsu ins et the head of the main table, with Gen. Tallmadge upon his right, and His Honor Recorder Tallinadge at t),n foot, all fell to eatiug, and apparently dovoured the edibles with great gout. Soon an ominous popping commenced, which started some from tlieir propriety, but the .najorl ty of the company uppenrcd to fall into the rn?i.s, and while in Pome to no a'i tho rum 'tins do. AHcr the oating and drinking had somewhat abated, Hi* Honor the Recorder arose. lUi oRiirii.?|lr. President, will you fill for a senti ment ! I givo you?(ltattling of knives and forks l>?tho waiter* bebi.d the Recorder.) Stop your noi.o thoro (I.anghter.) These gentlemen consenting, 1 give you ? " The Special Joint Committee upon the Buildings on llondall s Island, they have done every honor to ihe , day." (Drank with cheer*.) Alderman Mataa.-lCelUBg )-Ald. Bu?Un? Bun I tint: Bohtiho.?Miller ! Miller ! (Laughter.) Kecohukb.?Gentlemen, aa the gentlemen called upon du not feel <lispo?od to give you a sentiment, a guntle man at thin end of the table given the orator of the day? Alderman Miller. (Drank with cheers.) The Recorder laid that tt appeared to be difficult to i reiuicitate the Alderman, probably becauic hi* ipeech had iu?t been buried. (Laughter.) Alderman Buhtino gavo the health of Mr. Iiorcc, Alderman Kloct, and President of the Board of Assistants thai ii to be. Aldermua Pierce gave the health of Mayor Harper, which wai responded to with three timei three cheers. Alderman Seaman was loudly called for, and after some littlo delay the gentleman came forward ami said he had not words to express his thanki for the honor done him, and begged the Recorder to speak on his behalf. The Recorder?Speak for yourself, 1 havo enough to do. (I.nughter.) The Chairman then gave William F. llaveymeyer, the Mayor that is to bo. (Drank with great enthusiasm.) Aid. Seaman then proposed the health of " the Recor der of the city of New York," which wai dono every justice to. Rocorder Tallmadue aaid, he was not used to make long speeches; his was generally very short and very (ignificant,?such as (100 year's to the penitentiary; five year'a to Sing Sing, or something of the' same tone and nature?(laughter.) But on this occasion, he could not help referring to by-gone times. In 183J, he recommended to the city authorities of this city, the purchase of this very island for the object which' they nave met together to celebrate the commencement of. In conjunction with an old, able, and good fellow citizen, Aid. Samuel L. PurJy, thirteen years ago, (cheers,) he visited the spot, when Purdy said, we will purchase the island, and if the corporation will not take it from us, we will make a race course of it. (Cheers and laugh ter.) Such, gentlemen, was the beginning of the mat ter. Generations yet unborn will applaua and praise the objects that induced the authorities to purchase this island, as well as the Council that carried the original object out. (Checrs.) He begged to conclude by propos ing tho "health of the Common Council of Now York, which carried out this most important object." (Cheer*.) Aid. Bi'ntino then gave the health of Gen. Tallmadge, the President of the Amorican Institute. (Cheors.) (lea. Tali.maduk returned thanks for the toast just given, and was most happy to do so. On this spot, which does so much crcdit to all concerned, was an oxamplo worthy of being followed. The cattle on this very island alone, at one time produced $1000 per annum in milk; and how much more, under proper management, was it capable of producing. He begged to give a toast or sen timent?"May the incomers to office avoid all the faults of their predecessors, and adopt their virtues?they would thus become an example to the jieople.who would have every confidence in them." (Applause.) The Chairman then proposed tho health of the Hon. W. Campbell.?(Drunk with all honors.) Mr. Campbell briefly returned thanks, and said, that it was rocorded by tho founder of Christianity, that charity covered a multitude of sins, and if such was the case, if there wero any sins the present Conncil were guilty of, he hoped tho present noble and charitable intent would cover them all. (Checrs.) It was with great pleasure that he proposed the health of the Commissioners of tho Alms House. (Drank with three times threo.) Mr. Van Ostran was then loudly called for, and after some little time, the gentleman came forward, and said he was not a speaking man, and deputed the Recorder to speak for him. Recorder Tallmadoe.?I must say again, let the gen tleman speak for himself; or else call on Mr. Price to speak for him. As he is counsel for all at a loss, he will do so ; and the gentleman cou send his fee to-morrow.? (Laughter.) W. M. Prick, Esq., thanked those present forthe notice they had takou of him on the present occasion. He was honored by being invited as a guest on this occasion, when an institution of the noblest description was in con templation. In it, party was not known : all were united to carry out the great object as Americans. It was like the Courts of Chancery : its doors were ever open to tho necessitous. They looked abroad for the lame, halt, and the blind, and provided for them a home and comfort. This was not done at tho expense of the rich, or to the prevention of their enjoying the luxuries of their splendid halls ; but, at the same time; to adord an asylum to the aged and decrepid. Here the unfortunate infants, who never knew what paternal care was, would be pro vided for, bettor than a greater part of the other ortion of the community in tho city. He was slighted to take the most humble part in th'e matter, and when he saw members of the New York press around him, they would turn their attention and give their all powerful support to this noble object. Ho coacludod by g ving, " The Now York Press." Mr. Ci.ahk said, that if he had a glass with something in it, he might say something on tho press. (The want was soon supplied.) The gentleman then said ho had only to say, tnat tho daily press alone was represented there, and therefore he begged to give " tho daily press." Drank with three times three. There were now loud cries of " Green, Green," but that gentleman not appearing, Mr. Watson, after some few remarks, repeated the toast of the " Daily Press." A representative of tho press, who was present, rose and said, that as it appearod that he was the only member of the daily press present, who appeared willing to re spond to the toast, he would give, (he spoke as a demo crat,) " the next Common Council?may they, in all (food undertakings, 'follow in the footsteps of their illustrious predecessors.'" Recorder Tallmadoe said, thero was one good fellow among them although he was a foreigner, and he begged to propose the health of Mr. A. Watson. Mr. Watson said, he was one of their foreign relations, it was true, and a? such he begged to propose the health of the worthy President. He had listened with pleasure to the observ ations lie made when laying the corner stone of the great edifice about to be erected, and hoped that all their hopes would be realised. The health of Mr. Miller was then drank with great enthusiasm. Mr. Miller briefly returned thanks. Rome two or three other toasts were then given, and the company separated, many taking a tour of the beau tiful island. After which they crossed the river, where omnibusses were waiting to convey the company to the railway, which in a short time brought them to tbe city. The whole afl'air of the dav cvidcuced a spirit thtit for the past twelve months has lain dormant?a spirit of libe rality and social feeling, both by the in-coming authori ties and the out-going. The absence of Mayor Harper was remarked upon, and it was said by some that he could not stand the fire of the Champaiene corks, which was kept up to a good extent?to far, that at the feet of some of the ci-dei anl Council, after the collation, not withstanding teetotal principles, might he seen " a ' half dozen of dead men in which they were ably assist ed by certain reporters, always good hands at the bottle, or eating and drinking. The party then proceeded to take a survey of the islandT in which win. 8. Miller, Esq., the chairman, most admirably played the part of chaperon, giving every information to the novices that was re quired. It is ccrtainly a most beautiful spot, and will be nn additional gem in the crown of the authorities of this citv, if carried out in the spirit in which it was conceived ; and if no other act of the native American party enn be brought forth in their defence, what they have done in this affair must redound to their credit for generations to come. The nobleness and utility of tho plan and objects are only secondary to tho Croton movement?one of the greatest achievement* of the present age. Movements of Travellers. There was still a further Influx of truvellers yesterday, as may bo seen by the following reoord. At the Amkric an?J. H.Fisher, Harrisburg.Va.; 8. 8. Haider man, Columbia, I'a.; Lieut. Scott, U. 8. Navy; Messrs. Kishor and Rice, 8. C.; Thos. 8. Temple, A. Oliver, Bos ton; and ten others. Astor?J. E. Doit, Washington; Rev. W. Ruddington, Charleston; W. Bencon, Quebec; (too. Bliss, Spring field; T. Handy, Ohio; J. M. Gunter, Cherokee Nation; Messrs. Kellogg and Hyde, Skeneatelas ; J. Morse, Washington; Messrs. Hall and Hastings, Boston; and thirty others. Citv?J. Bleecher, New Bedford; J. B. Pringle, Phil*.; G. L. Ricord,,Ya.; Mr. (rilushia, Vicksliurg; A. J. Brown, Worcester; John Co*, Philadelphia). 1), r. Poters, do.; Messrs. Harmstead and Mathias, Boston; and six others. Franklin?E. Howard, Providence: Mrs. Brildale, Au gusta, Geo.; O. M. Wood, Canada; Messrs. Rupele, Les lie. and Cleary, Alabama; J. lUmmnud, N. H. Howaud?Messrs. Scott and Walker. Nashville, Tenn.; C. D. Forrest, Yale College; Col. Morton, Goshen; J. Crooks, Canada; Col. II. W Lober, B. More, Myers, Young, Crcighton. nnd Clinton, Canadn; ( apt. A. 11. Rerce, Troy; Mr. Urquhart nnd family, Montreal. Glode?B. H. Cheever, Washington City; Mr. Smith, Tennessee. 8t. Geo roe's?Joses Maria La Xeiabel Curaceas; W. Haskell, Demerara; N. Colvcr, Boston; W. Baker. do. Waveri.ev?W. H. Robinson, Consul to Bremen; J. R. Brown, and John Dnwsou, Providence; A. Corev, Ports mouth; Major Hazard, Phila.; J. Butterworth,*R. 1.; J, Stockton and H. Hnneson, Philadelphia. City Intelligence^ . Fiar.?Yesterday afternoon a Are broke out In the house No. 7 Penrl street, which was very trilling. As usual, several fire companies were on the spot, amongst which wo noticed the "Empire." The apparatus having been put in requisition, in a short time the fire was "non rit invtnlut." Premises insured. Fraiors DmviNo throi-oii Broao'vay.?We would call the attention of the proper authorities to the out rageous conduct of fitngcmcii driving furiouslv through the public streets. Yesterday no less than tnroo acci dent* occurred, and in ono instance very nearly over turned a private carriage. We nre unwilling to give the name of tho offender, which we havo in our offlrr, from well knowing thnt if complaints were lodged against those persons to their employer* instant dismissal w ould ensue. If the system ii not mcndod.wo shall do so. So look out "Jart irt." Police OfHcr, May 8.?Btaiihwo.?A black man, named Joseph F rancis, last evening, having nn altercn-I tion with a man named Fmncls Bundy, of 33 Orange street, drew a knife and stabbed him in the right thigh. C'oroner'e OHIee, May B.?dru inr.?Th* Centner was called to hold an inquest at 183 Twentieth street, upon tho body of James Stewart, About 4ny.-ar* i>f age, horn in Scotland, who committed suicide, by taking last evening, about four ounces of laudanum. Me was found io the cellar, and died about an hour an I a half aflci arils. De?en?ed v. mi formerly a master of n vessel. Put ii rnoM 1nt>;mfkra*c?.?The Coroner hoM on inquest in the * "if y Prison, upon the body of n wonmn n imcd Bridgot llerm, 40 years of age, who was brought in yesterday. nbout noon, nnd died In the afternoon. Ver dist, death from intemperance. Form Dai.wsee.? An nnUtiown man was fonnd drowned in the Mo. th River, tlili morning, near pier No. 1 Token to ti c Deed House. ItiinMt Nr.\d (Jknhujm, Avskmw.y.?Tin* fiene r<l A n'lnhly met at Newport nn Tunwlay monitMr. Go\ ernor Keiiner wits prevented, we regret lo say, by ill health from attending, and Lien', flov. l>imon pre* .!<wl at tiieor^'mi cation Of the Senate. (Jeorge Rivers and Jo seph H. Pitman weir put ill nomination for Clerk of tho Sena'e Mr. Riven wn? electcl by 3 majority. \ Qeorge0. King, of Nowpor*. was jknteil Hpoatrr of th'1 HouM of Rwpi osentntlv.-s, and Thornns A. Jt ickes a . I h inncie E. Hcppin, Clorks, winiont opposition. The?wo- Houses joined in Or?a<l Committee for His purpose of receiving the votes for Governor and General Officers. A Committee ofthra-* from each county was appointed to couutt'io VI t >* and report to tho Gruad ( ommiilee at five o'oliK-k, to which time the Grand Committee adjourn- . U.?tT?v*d?\K Jrwmtl I Second Anniversary of the American Pro tea taut Society at the Reformed Dutc CkurcU. Tlie meeting was o|tenud by prayer by the lie Mr. Spaulding, Missionury from India, after whi the Treasurer's report for the year ending April J 1H15, was read, by which it ap|)eared the exiKjni for mlarioa, publishing tracts,tfcc.,was ?C728 82; ci on hand and received during the year #?72l ?8. abstract of the annual report was read by the B Mr. Morton, Corresponding Secretary. The report saysWith regard to one grei.t object of the Ame rican Protestant .Society, viz: the conversion of the papal population of our country, the expectation of the Protestant Churc!i is neither high nor extrava gant. The report will show, however, that the ef forts of this society, during the past year, luve not been unproductive. In the spirit of humble depen dence we can thi.i d.iy erect our Ebenezer, and in truthfulness can say, "'hitherto the Lord hath helped us." We are jicn'u.tded we utter the deep convic tions of the best minds in our country, when we say that the question whether Romanism will be ascendant here?whether in its insidious influence it will ultimately subvert the freedom?corrupt tha purity of our institutions.^is the great question for this nation to consider. The Society would recog nize, with the moot grateful feelings, the agency of God in raising up men for this work. How loudly docs the zeal of the Romau'sts rebuke the slothfullnem of the Protestants?but we can itate to the churches that all the Missionaries and Colporteurs of this so ciety havo either been mised in tho Roman Church, or educated for the Roman Priesthood, or intimately acquainted with tho system of Popery from their childhood. Portuguese testaineuts and tracts hare been published and disseminated among them. We are aware that the faith of vast numbers of the Christian Church 1' very weak respecting the conversion of llomanists. Fo age's they have been eviewed as hojwloMly doomed to perdition,but our prayers and efforts shall ever be dir*ct> ed for this end. a Rev. Mr. Uiudlkt, of Vermont, offered a resolution that the report should be published by the exocutivo commit tee and said?I have had some practical knowledge of the colporteurs in Vermont, where there are large numbe* of Catholic Kronch emigrants from Canada, exceeding! ignorant?in fact who cannot read, but who arc willing to send their children to school?but the adults cannot un derstand 'our preaching. A colporteur commissiono'' by your society came among us and wont to wor* Montpelier. I had but littlo faith that he could g? cess to the people. I told them, however, that I priest stopping with me. The people asked me u. a Catholic priest. I told them ho was a good Catho. but not a Catholic priest. They did not appear lo "<? stand mo?nor did I wish them to at first. Tne however, made his way among them and th him and the (tospcl like children,and I was st fact,that these people would send for him to ^ milies, and it seems to me he is doing a groat came more and more interested in the man work he was doing. Rov. Mr. Dowujm, of New York, offered a that tho arrogant claims of the Catholic Chu: possession of this country, demands the atteu testants ; and remarked, that there seemed to that Popery was not now what it formerly w Topery of the nineteenth contury is not like of the days of Gregory and the innocents. altogether a mistake. I can show, from dj Catholic priests, that the Church is aud has t> the same. Now, what are the doctrines of Ro reply, in the first placo, Popery is an enemy, . avow od enemy, of free institutions?of the pp right to print what we chooso.amenable only \ . law for the abuse of that right. A decree was pa?> Pope Sextus tho Fourth, and also by Alexander the forbidding the publishing of books without submittin, them to the consorship of theiChurch. The Council o I.ateren also passed a law that no book should be pub lished at Rome hereafter until it was submitted to the examination ef the Church, under penalty of fine and im prisonment. ropery is also an unchanging enemy to reading of tho Bible in the vulgar tongue. The rules of the Index were, that, " inasmuch as it is evident that the Bible in tho vulgar tongue is productive of more injury than benefit, therefore it is prohibited, unless previously submitted to the Bishops," Sec. And if Popery were tho law in this country, it would be the same here. They dare not let the pcoplo drink the puro milk of the word. Popery is the unchanging enemy of freedom of opinion, even torbidding man to think what he pleases. Even in the solitude of a'closet or a dungeon,he is forbid. Gregory IV. says " From that polluted fountain of indifference flows that absurd and erroneous doctrine, or rather rav ing, in favor of liberty of conscience, for which most pestilential error, the course is opened by that entire and wild liberty of opinion which is everywhere attempt ing the overthrow of civil and religious institutions ; houce in a word arises that pest of nil others to be dread ed, iu a state of unbridled liberty of opinion." Pope Pius declared without the pale of the Catholic Church, there was uo salvation. The Council of Trent branded all heretics, and after praying fer the most holy Pope and Emperor, declared anathemas on the heads of heretics, and the Cardinals lifting up their voicesjcriodt anathema, anathema. Bishop J^nks offered the following resolution Resolved, That the state of the papal population in this country, should awaken the sympathy and prayers of the entire Protestant church, the only hope of their coaversion being the dissemination 01" divine truth, and outpouring of the spirit of tk>d. He said, 1 have the utmoat confidence in the Holy Bible; it is more powerful than Popes; truer than tradi tions; more orthodox than ereeds; and being the word of <?od, let the people have it. 1 was recently affccted by hearing an anecdotc of Dr. Backus. As he lay on his death bod, he heard his physician say he could not sur vive more than an hour, "then let me,'' said he, "be ta ken from my bcdi and pray for the salvation of the world." Oh, let me die as he did. The Roman church i.i an enemy to this land, but let us pray fo our enemies. "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do."? Disfcmiuato the Bible, and pray for the influence of the holy spirit, and we shall see the completion of those liojws which we are putting forth our efforts to achieve. American Temperance Union. The meeting of this Union last evening, in the Tiibcriwcle, was attended by a crowded audience, and the universal fueling of the evening, betokened that though the noisier advocates of tem,*?ranee, who, by their injudicious method of action, havo rather retarded than forwarded the movement; that though they are now no longer heard, still a deep feeling on the 6ub;cct has taken root in the hearts of those who arc most feelingly interested for the saka of the rising generation, in advancing the noble doc trines advocated by this Union, and the pleasing fact, tint the heads of families, and those who move in the class of society thut the societies have always aimed at reaching, were fully represented in the au dience. The exercises, according to the programme, commenced with nmsie, by the North Carolina band, in good style, after which Dr. Bcrcrcb, of Cincinnati, gave a most eloquent prayer, which was followed by Itev. John Mabsh, Corresponding Secretary, who read the abstract of the annual report of the society, which showed a most cheering prospect for the onward movement of the cause. He commend ed, highly, the fact, that Mr. I'olk, in his journey to Washington, set the example of total abstinence from nil species of intoxicating drinks. lie was glad that, even out of the political feelings of both par ties, had grown up a wish to obtain a character for total abstinence ; and during the late election it had been clearly shown. The resuItH of the teni[>erance movement had been mighty. The seamen had taken great part in the cause, in Europe; also, it had spread in Kngjandtfive tuid-a-hulf per cent of her im mense population had mined the ranks, and of them 100,000 were reformed men, and the decrease in the manufacture of the poison had been in proportion to the increase of the population. In Ireland it had be come a settled habit, and they numbered five million# of teetotallers, and out of tlicm ono in five hundred had not backiliden ; in all quarter* of the gl'ibo the move ment Imd spread, hut they culled on the Church to como to their aid. They had much security in the juvenile movement, nr.d though murnl suasion had done much, unfortunately consciences of men will be hu*hed when the iiconso can he bonght fur {.10. and afford thoni mean* of making money out of the traffic. Thi? union contend* against the granting of license* in toto. One Slate has refuted, and though the Legislature of thi* State has alio ngrend to stop the traffic, but unfortunately the Senate wm too democratic to accede to it. The rum aristocracy had defeated the movement, hut we mutt not rent 'till the curie ii remoted. The report embodied ?omo other re mark.*, and a reiolutiou wai panned recommending it* publication. Mr. Pom.tun, of Albnnr, next addressed tho meeting. Me related a rne*t appropriate fable regarding tho nece* Miv of destroying drunkenness in the iihoTl ; he com nented en the'vnriou* degrading effect* of this vice, and reUtciJhow common a one it wai In former day*. He re pioL>ated|tlio rid pledge, and went for total abstinence. He wn* followed t>y musie. from tho North Carolina band, who performed the Marseille* Hymn in splendid stylo, nud iter. Mr. Thompson followed, by offering thi* resoln* tion :? Itemlved, That as *oung men nro the hope of their country, nud a* the course they tike in regard to the mu and sale of intoxicating liquor will have o momentous inlluenro upon their own characters, and dostuiies of the nation, every po**lhlo influence should be eserted tf? spread among them the principles of temperance, end gain their energetic an.l entire support. He advocated the resolution In a inost happy style, and concluded lir o most eloquent appeal to younjj men, warning them against yielding to temptation, and urged the agitation of the license law. At the concluiiou of hi* *pee.-b, , A Tempemnce fide was sung, and a collection wn* ta ken up In aid of Hie Hociety, during which the band again I erf uined two piece*. This wn* followed by R v. Thomas Hiist, who offered the following reso lu i in ? evolved, That while the whole community are con tinually groaning under that appalling evil, which Hows from ttie tirfrttc in intoxii ating liquors, it i* incumbent on the friend* of humanity to pursue firmly and unflinch ingly.eiery measure to relie\o society of It, which ii consistent with the riglitsof tue liquor sellers.'' lie entered Into an analysis of tho liquor seller'* rights, but aaaerted thnt tliey >vuhi"rt to iutorfere with no man's rights, Ktill tiie right of thi s" men to curry on the danger ous traffic was \oiy problematical. He animadvoi ted strongly us tho liquor tni le and seller*, mi l g.ivoaulost excellent and strong speech, which w? regret our space wilfnot. permit us to give in full. Mr. Corn* then road his report of his agency in thi* State, which was highly cheering And after more mu sic from the Band, the benediction was pronouuoed, ?ad the mooting seporaM, highly plo<|??'| with the evoquiga ?toit*mm?Bt

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