Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 15, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 15, 1845 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. Vol. XI., Ho. 403? Whot? No. ??5 Prlea Two Canto. THE NEW YORK HERALD.1 JAMES GORDON BENNETT, Proprietor, * Circulation? Forty Thousand. DAILY HERALD? Every May. Prion 9 cent* per copy ? $7 iia per omrara? payable in advance. WEEKLY HEllALD ? Every Saturday ~-Pri?? <1} cent* per copy? $3 1 J) cents per annum? payable in advance ADVERTISEMENTS at the usual prices? always c&ih in advance. PRINTING of ail bind* executed with boaniy <tod despatch. Qr/> All letters or conimunicHljonx, hy mail, addressed to tho establishment, must bo pout paid, or the postiR will bo deducted from the subscription money remitted JAMES GORDON BENNETT, r>orai(Toa or tiik Nkw Your Hkvai.d Estadmjwhkwt ?c?l nf Wltnn end Wnsnan Cnfflp Meeting on Long Ialuud. Farm/nodalr, August 13, 1845. Another Chapter of our Vtraciovx Chronicle r of the Camp Meeting ? In which Men and Things are treated of ftirfy and freely, and with all Itcrpect to " the one Thing Needful." Early this morning there was no end to the stir and bustle in tins vicinity. From some cause or other, I have not heard accounted for, Wednesday is every year the gala day at the camp meeting here and so it has proved this season . By the railroad^ which ia about one mile from the "holy fair," any number of vehicles were to be s>en ? some alter landing passengers, but the principal number of them willing to take freight ot all sorts, in furtherance of the good cause, at the rate of sixpence a head for passengers. "1 never," said a gent'eman who had just urrived from New York ? "saw anything liker a race course." "Lord, sir," replied a reverend look ing mortal, dressed in a suit of rusty black, with short cropped hair ? "And sir, what wonder is in that ? surely a race course ought to be like a race course; tins place, sir, is dedicated fur the present week to a grand race for the 'prize of our hiigh cal ling,' according to the injunction of the Apostle, 'run that you may obtain.' Now, sir, I dont know whether you are willing to enter the li^t or not; at all events, I will, and with the guidance of Providence? the spur of hope ? and the whip of faith, shall not be idle until 1 get my crown ot glory. And yet, sir, although yonder wood encloses a race ground, and although f am a humble competitor for the prize ? it is as far from resembling a horse race course ? and i am ns far from being a jockey, or an animal, as a Cal vanist is from beinga christian. Rememberthe old adage? ' A man's not a horse if lie's born in a sta ble ;' neither is a course necessarily a profane horse race course, whatever remarks may be thrown out against us." The zealous parson paused ? his face became contracted ? with benevolence, ot course ? he gave a glance of such a character at his confuted ana wondering listener, as cannot be interpreted nor discerned by common, worldly eyes or language, and turned away. " They are testy chaps, these Methodist parsons," observed the odier, "as clear as rock water and as hot as hell fire : come Snobbs let's have some sarsaparilla to wash that down;" and so off they went, leaving us to look in another direction for some other pleasant and profitable inci dent. As to the'suttlers and camp-followers, there arc* a very fair<proi>oruon in this division of the Army of the Lord. We have any quantity of those Boft, sweet and mellifluous beverages which cool but inebriate not. I believe there is no other generic term lor them but the homely one of "rot-gut." which, ac cording to tradition, was first applied by Souter Johnny to a compound called a "Jug of the Joke." And yet im)>otent and harmless as these draughts are, except in as far as ihe above quoted term is ex pressive of some leading quality possessed by them, the committee have taken a solemn vow iliat not on lv John Barleycorn, but all the softer drinks are to die. At last nine or ten shops, stores and standings are placed by the highway for the convenience of the traveller. Fruit, confectionary, refreshments, and all the rest abound, and are bought eagerly by the crowds of visitors. As fiir as 1 can learn they are productive of nothing in the form of disorder or ir regularity, and not only this, but people find it a great convenience to be able to cut their coat according to their cloth at these cheap establishments, and the conduct of ihe committee is nothing short of ill-na tured and vexatious and deserving of reprehension in any one, but how much more when practised by persons who profess the live-long day, except in their intervals of mischief, to be in immediate com munion with the King of Kings. God forgive them. On one side of the camp ground is a spacious, level tract of pasture, of several acres. Around this there were not less than ten or twelve hundred car riages of various kinds. Perhaps there was no fea ture observable there to-day more striking than this, and it gave it the appearance of a common fair or market rather than an assembly for an exclusively religious purpose. Several thousand spectators were seen roaming about here and there through the rows of tents, even during services, which show tfiat a large portion of the men did not go exactly to be converted. Nevertheless, an immensejassembfage collected in front of the preacher's stand, which was garnished by, as near as we could count, a score of reverend workmen, each ready and willing to divine rightly the word in his turn. The female sex was far in the majority, and as far as the fact is worth any thing we put it to their credit, deducting, how ever, a trifle on account of their being two to one in the aggregate of those who were on the ground ? as well non-worshipers as worshippers. l)uring the afternoon sermon, in the middle of the discourse, as the s|?eaker was descanting most earnestly on the terrors of damnation, a cry of the most piercing and horrible tonesj smote our ears. The nreacher sto]> ped, stared and listened. Louder and louder grew the diabolical yells? for nothing less I can style them. People arose and gazed in wild abstrac tion, to the broken and apparently an<jry ex clamations ? it appeared as though some malefactor was undergoing at the whipping post the excrucia ting torments of the cat-o'-nine-tails ? or rather, like the ferocious fuming of the newly imported denizen of the lake that burnetii forever, ns de scribed by the author of "Iiia'ogues of Devils." At last the cry subsided. The discourse was resumed with one or two remarks, which gave us to know that it was one of those gracious demonstrations of religion, alias workings ol the spirit, prized here among the stumps and brushwood, as more valua ble than gold, and sweeter than honey andjthe honey comb. One of the most curious s|ieeimcns of the peek ing multitude, whs that of u man who was earnest, constant, and we may say officious, in his declara tion ot intentions relative to his pursuit of salva tion. lie was a hroad shouldered, solidly built sai lor, middle agpd, and deeply tanned, and beside the deep brown, he wore a tinge ot drollery on his visage that guve a broad hint that he was up to a bit of lun. On the way down, lie first emerged from obscurity in the railroad car, which he prome naded from one end to the other, with the coat over his arm, and the free and easy gait of the tar on deck. '"I say, messmates," said he, "money is no trouble to me ; there's enough in the locker, and like Will Watch, d'ye see, Tbi? night, if I've luck, lull* the nniU of my trading, In dock I ran luy, nerve a friend, too, ticsiile. Look ye, I'm going to lie converted, and damme, Hwny f won't go unless I do. I don't want for money ? what's the world to a man if his wife's n widow ; I'm going to the camp to be saved, lor I'm blow'd if I be a castaway as long as there's a plank in the craft of mercy to hold on." Thus he went on in a sten torian voice, becoming at timrs so vocilerous that many ot the passengers thought hiseccentricity hard ly redeemed the annoyance he gave. We paw him lor the second time in a carriage entertaining some half dozen of countrymen, between the railroad and the encampment. Again we had the edification of observing liiin in grave consultation with six or se ven Methodist parsons just before preachiug, and it was clear from the seriousness with which they chat ted, that he had made a decidedly favorable impres sion as to his sincerity in professing to be a candi date for a share of the divine unction. Through the whole serv ice our friend, with the red shirt, was a remarkable parsonage in the group ; no man was louder in his "aniens," nor more lervent in "glo ries"? the fact was, the rollicking sailor was glorious all through, from beginning to end, and took a deci ded "rise" out of the credulous multitude, clerical and lay. But what is worthy ol note and beyond our com prehension, if all th?* stories we hear of the feats of godhn' ss annually performed at these meetings are not bo many tihs, is the fact that not- a rebrobate has yet been gathered into the faithful ? not it single conversion has been made yet in Farmingdale wood. What is the reason I Why is it, that persons goiag Willi the laudable intention of having the testimony of their senses, to one of these vital changes, is never so fortunate as to be gratified. Are the sub jects sworn to secr^sy until it pleases some ranking visionary, a twelvemonth sfter the event, to an nounce from the pulpit that such things really had been at such a time and at such a place 1 There ia aome advantage in this mode of promulgating the spread of the kingdom, of hearts broken, and apiritn made contrite, and lor this reason ? that us un r.rpont fucto notice, it is far easierto believe it th?n prove it u lie. We hope to be forgiven if the avowal smacks ot one of a wicked and (terverse generation ; but we are bound to say the next time we go to a camp meeting, it will not be with the expectation of wit nesving conversions, but we will nevertheless nut be wanting in ihe hoix; of witnessing a rich treat, and some of the wildest, most fantastic, and mow amusing demonstrations to which human nature is addicted or exposed. Gloria J)tn. Camp Meeting at Sing Sing Sincs, August 12, 1845. Alter mailing my letter of thin morning, 1 took the stage and arrived at the camp in time to hear bro ther Joseph Law, deliver the following prayer lrom the preacher's platform, in this style : ? " Oh, Almighty anil ever living Ood, we pray that thou wilt loot down iu inercy upon thy numerous ser rnnti, hero congregated in thy worship. Help u?, Oh, Lord, to fly to that refuge which thou hast provided for us? may our souls be delivered from iniquity, and from thilt wrath with which sinners ure threatened. ? (Lord forgive us miserable sinner*.) May all tho sinners here take warning, and llee to the bosom of <iod, from the wrath to come. Oh, God, cloth the world with thy Divine Grace, and leach us, that our dependence should to be on Thee abovo? ("Amen," l>y fifty,)? and that we should look to the Lord Jesus alone for safety, who is the sinner's only hope. May thi>i be the greatest meet ing ever liclJ on this camp ground, and may it be the means of reclaiming many sinners who have strn>ed from thy fold. (Lord so will it. Yws, Lord, ves, so will it.) We pray, O Lord, for the santilication of the whole church assembled here. We pray that thou wouldst in- I spire the hearts ofour'preachers, and may this bo snch a I revival as was novor before witnessed. (Amen) Oh Cod, ' come down and bapti/.e us while we pray? (Do Lord.? Amen? amen)? ami save us through Jesus Christ, our Lord? Amen? l)o Lord? Ainen? Glory." The meeting i ere broke up, and hearing some noise in the northeast corner of the camp ground, I proceeded there, and found exercises going on in u tent occupied by the Poughkeepsie Young Men's Tent Association. One of the sisters was evident ly undergoing the working ot the spirit, which they have prayed so much for, and now that, they have it, they are not at all sparing ol showing its cl ient upon them. Kneeling on some some straw, with her lace buried in her hands, and her elbows resting on her hips, she gave it to the brethren and sisters in this style : ? Oh, Lord God-a, we were purchased-a by tho rod blood ofour Saviour-a. We would humbly prostrate oursclves-a in dust and ashes before Thee-a; we thank thee, Oh, Lord-a, that when we have been far from thee-a, thou hast brought us near-a. (Halleluiah! Glory, Glory! ? Here she appeared very much ott'ected, and cried and fob bed audibly.) Oh, Lord-a, breathe upon us the spirit of nrayer-a. (Glory to God tor all his mercies. Hnllelulnh!) Make us one spirit and one heart-a. Oh, Lordy God-a, let our united supplications ascend to thee-n', and may they be meet in tny eyes-a. We praise thee, Iloly la ther-a; Holy Father-a, we praise thee that we have a hope of redemption-a. Uh. Lord, shine down upen us-a, from thy court of glory -a; let tho opening heavens shine with bliss-a. (Glory to God! Oh, glory, glory ! A men!) Oh, Lord God, baptise us afresh-a; exercise our l'aith-a, and fill our hearts with the lloly-Ghost-n. Oh, God, we want-a old fashioned Holy Ghost religion-a. ? (She here became very much excited, throwing hor head up and down and then broke out alre>h) Oh, Lord God-a, fill this tent with thy sanctifying pow er-a; give us the words delivered to the Samts-a. ? (Glory ! glory, oh glory !gGod bless us, and sundry other similar exclamations by several of the brethren, who aj> peai'ed to have caught the contrtgion, and wore seeming ly anxious that the sister should finish, so thnt they could have a chance.) Hut Lord-a we are not all agreeu-n (no, no, good Lord) and we beseech thee-a to unite us in one spirit-a. (Oh Lord, do unite us.) Let 114 plunge into the beams of thy redeeming love-a, and let us walk in thy light-a. (Glory ! Glory! Halllelulah ! Glory! Oh Glory!) Here the s-ister appeared to be overcome, and site sat down on the straw, and the remainder of thein got up and sung this hymn. Behold ! behold ! the Lamb of God, On the cross, on the cross; For us he shed his precious blood, On the cross, on the cross; Ob, hear his all-important cry, "Ell lama Sabacthani.'" Draw near and sec your Savior die, On the cross, on the cross. Behold ! his arms extended wide, On the cross, on the cross, Behold ! his bleeding hands and side, On the cross, 011 the cross. The sun withholds its rays of light, The heavens are closed in shades of night, While Jesus doth with devils fight, On the cross, on the cross. Come, sinner, see him lifted up, On the cross, 011 the cross, He drinks for you the bitter cup, On the cross, on tho cross. &.C., tic. While tiie brethren and sisters were singing, they were so much excited, that they appeared to have lost all command o\er themselves; they would stamp their leer, clap their hands, and make the most grotesque gesticulations, pointing to the skies, tfec. tec. The hymn wfts hard!) finished, when up jumped a brother, and with l> is eyes shut and his lists clenched, he let us have a prayer as follows : ? Almighty ami Kvor Living God, we again approach thee to ask thy blessing. Oh, God, preserve and bless all our brothers and sisters here assembled. Great God, look in mercy down upon us. (Halleluiah, Glory O Glory God, Glory God ol Mercy, Stc.) Oh, Lord God, appear precious to sinners, and those who are not already convicted ; do thou through thy mercy convict them, and save them Irom eternal damnation. (Oh, Lord God do, we beseech thee. Glory ? yes do, do Lord.) Be with hs Lord lor the remainder ol this meeting, and pre serve us for eternal salvation. Let us see the opening Heaven shine wiili beams of light. (Itather poetical.) II tlieie is any thing in our hearts against thy w ill, do thou, O Lord, dismiss it; and when we do worship Christ, let | it be with grace and in humility; and. oh Lord, take full | possession of our hearts. Bless cach 'brother aud sister here present, and fill their souls with glory, and reserve them for that eternal life which is in store for them. (Glory to God, with clapping of hands.) Let them not he only professors, but genuine Christians. (Amen, amen) , This brother continued some time longer in this manner, and when he concluded, one of the eislers, witli her knees on the straw, in a state of excite ment amounting to phrenzv, and shuking in every part, with her arms extended, and sohlnng nloud, commenced praying in the following strain :? Oh, Lord, help our ministers to preach thy gospel in its purity, and prepare us for tho duties before u* ; and O God, bo with us, and prepare us to work 011 thy work ; keep our minds constantly free, and open te divine im pressions. It was njw coming towards six o'clock, nnd the fumes ol somc salted codfish, which was being cook ed in a neighboring tent, admonished the brethren and sisters, that the corporeal body required nutri ment to sustain it on this trying occasion. They then sung a psalm with this chorus, and then ad journed 10 their suppers: ? "Oh Canyon, (Canaan) oh, Canyon, it 'is my home, For I am hound for the laud of Conyou." August 13, 1845. I was awakened this morning at 5 o'clock by the blowing of thai eternal tin horn. At first 1 thought to disregard it unrl have another sriooxc, but the blower, faithful to his trust, kept it up until. I was sa tisfied there was nonvoiding it. Exclaiming " Devil lake that horn," at which one of the brethern looked daggers at me, 1 got up, dressed myself and went through my ablutions, wishing horn blower and all 111 orjiny place .but where iney were. Alter a sub stantial breaklaet by the brethern and sisters, the ex ercises commenced in good earnest ; to judge from external evidences, lite Poughkaepeie Young Men's Tent Association is without exception the most pious and zealous assemblage thai it was ever my good fortune to see, and next to it, the Green street As sociation of Mew York. After taking a walk around the encampment and surveying the beauties of the surrounding scenery, 1 stepped into the first mention ed tent, and instead ol liiitlmi; ihe young men and women fatigued and exhausted as one would suppose they would naturally be, there were about 50 ol tlicm engaged in prayer and singing with wonderful en ergy. During the singing of a hymn, I observed a colored man evidently under the workings of the spirit, and I was right, for as soon as it Was over he motioned the company to kneel, and then pave vent to the overflowing of his heart in this manner and in these words, as nearly as I could note them? Egad "Faith (does) work wonders." O Lord wo know dat dou make no distinction in de color ob dy servants, and dat dou will listen to de prayer of do poor nigger as well as <le white man. We tank dee dat here, at all events, colored folks can join their white bredern in giving praise to God Mighty. Yes, on dis camp ground, all can worship thee in heart ! Yes, yes. This is the North. All nro equal; we are all God's cren tures. Glory to the North. Yes Glor*r? oto the North! ! Thank ( >od for it. Amen (by tho whites.) O Lord we want no better religion than what we fetched with us to de ground. Oh Lord take us to dat rest where dere is no labor. (Amen.) In some parts poor niggers not treated well. Great many come to Camp Meeting last year and gone to rest, and cannot come this year- great many not come because afraid to spend a shilling, and plenty come dis year only to walk round and han|{ at the doors of de tents listening to us talk ob de joysol Heaven and oh de upper world. (God save them.) Jesus convert them. (Amen. Glory to Ood ? Amen ? Amen.) Oh Lord .ley will die bje nnd bye, and we'll see how dey will talk den ; Death will overtake them suddenly, I know, and den dey will tink of what I am now saying at Camp Meeting: plenty died aince last year and iffd not gotoTaradise I know? No, no; give us de Holy Ghost toeoverour hearts of us poor sinnner (Halleluiah? Amen. Glory to the Hon of Ood. That's the talk brother 8. Oive us the spirit for we will never give up our post*. (No, never, thank God fori*.) We will go througn fire to get to Heaven, und not burn in Hell to all eternity, where is weeping and wailing ; we have only a small time to lib, only a few hours, or days, or weeks, or yearn, and some areafeerd to spend a shilling in coming to din camp-meeting. We are iletermined neber ? neber ? neb er? tostop. God Almighty ! we deserb to bo blessed, and de Holy Ghost is able to do it. We were ?H) miles away from here yesterday, part ol de way wc come by water, and du rest of do way on de wings of glory ! (Hallelu iah ! Olory '. lilory ! Glory !) All along de roud de lolk* were complaining ol <le diought and ito want ob water, and all the springs drying up. I told them wo would hab rain at camp-meeting. Wasnt 1 right 1 Bredern and sihters, 1 had fate, m.d we had it? O Lord, 1 believe deie be backsliders in dis here tent, una plenty more at the door ; rail 'em in and convince 'em ; let dv spirit come down and teach 'em. Oh, it is coming '. I know it is ! 1 see it ! 1 see it (Great clapping of hands, and rolling of orbs to the Bky. " Take'it easy ; no you don't darky," by an unbeliever at the door of the tent.) May dey never leave de ground, Lord, till de -leben in in them ? wo are too cunning for dedebil, as cunninga debil as he is? bring us all to glory on a fine morning? wo have tried dis camp-meeting business for 38 years, and ebery time we are getting better and better ; we have seen some who neber attended camp-meetings, and we saw how putty dey went off to glory. Oh Lord, I am so lull of religion d.it 1 don't know when to stop ; other broders must wait lor der chance, tor 1 ran't stop." Not intending to show partiality to any otic teat, 1 took leave ol the nigger and gave a glance nt the Green street tent, which was jammed full of the faithful, but 1 acknowledge my inability to do jus tice to the scene within. As it i some may thin!, thut I am burlesqumg t li^* Methodists, bnt 1 assure them that the picture i ? far fiviu being highly color cd. There wi re about eighty in and around the tent, some kneeling on the stritw, others hugging brethren and sisters, and a young man standing in lite middle exhorting. He went on to say that lie knew of several ltoman Catholics who were eon i verted since last Camp-meeting. Oh, Lord, let the fireol conversion ikeep burning, let it run this meeting, this decstrict, this county, and all tlie adjacent coun ties?let it reach the great ciiy ol New York. (Here one of the brothers in green specs who is attached to the Methodist Book Concern, in M ulbery street, showed a great deal of excitement, rolling his eyes towards Heaven, slapping Ins litmus and crying out in a stentorian voice, " Glory ! Clory to (iod! To God 1 sav be the glory ! 1 Lillelidali ! Pursue them Lord. Make the pillars ol the Catholic Church tremble !" Here 1 left the Green street tent and went over to the one occupied by the Germans, and r.lthough what they said and sung was all Hutch to me 1 could see by their manner that they were as lar in the spi i it of the thing aa any of their American brethren. We muster about 3000 on the "round now. rpi Wednesday, P. M. lne encampment now numbers over 7t?0, and the ?n7e?at ^ ?Te' Tlnle the soene ^creases in strfmrnr vaiii I ri/li ' eanip IS one continuous ; g i S''' fllled W1,h ol" women and lovely Sit ?Vi i ^,eth.odl?; Persuasion, on their way to get filled with the Holy Spirit. Sing Sine is "in n stale of turmoil, and the staid old fashioned citi nri'^J ,'n? .;ireIieurIy ,rie(?t9ned out of the.r pro priety. On the nin - acres of ground around the en campment, were not less than one thousand vehi cles this atternoon, varying in size and quality, from the wheelbarrow to the post chaise and four horses ? in fact, everything on wheels was in demand, and eagerly sought after. When I arrived there exer cises were going on' in the Sullivan street tent-a psalm was being sun", giving praise to the Almighty, inteispersed with the most fearful exclamations such as Come, give it the Lord, Kive him praise " One young man got up to give his ex|>erience in re ligion, and tiie way m which God thought proper to convert him. Jle said that his lungs were cracked ?with the amount of labor he hud done, but he did heaven"5 Th h*' "l" ^ W?Ul<J, get a "PW l,air ln T? !.do*oIo?y was then suntr by about t venty , and that horn was blown again for after noon service. n public They were commenced by Dr. Bangs reading n hymn from the 2?d page of the hymn book, commencing? s "Glory be to God on high, God, whose glory fills the sky," kc. kc. flowed by a prayer, as follows :? Oh Lord God Almighty, let thy power be displayed in this camp in an unprecedented manner for the comer s.on of .inner.. Oh lot them, in thv light, see life and *111 no longer against the Lord. Let thy arrow, be sharn to strike into their heart.. We thanktheemo.t eiate^ ally and in all humility, for so much of thy presence n. hu been realized on this encampment. Display thy pow I JX J OTd: "Hiring ?innen? nigh unto tW In ?ur goodness \ on havo .aid, " ask and yon shall receive ? knock and the door shall bo opened untoiyou"? (hore one of the benches broke kown, but there was no di-ma^e done.) Stretch eutthy hand and pardon us? ("Do Lo"d do, amid great noise and*confusion)? May wo behold 1/nlUI.Ual M ireat "?'SC 8nd Cries ?f "? LorJ ,;"d, Halleluiah-Have mercy on us, .Jesus, have mercy upon us, Holy (.host have mercy upon u?, (fcc. kc.") Diets our dear brethren, the preachers here assembled, who at toud tin. encampment as God's mouth-piece ! fire their hearts with zeal in thy Holy cause, Jot thy word, reach their hearts, sharp as a two-edged sword (O I ord Great God, G.d Almighty, amen, a men MVe wiit fortSi answer Lord; <'ri:at God tnat they may meet their brclh ren, here assembled, in that Heaven which thou hast promised to those who believe in thee? (Oh Lord God Amen, amen, amen.) May the seed which thy servants are now sowing be watered with thy divine grace, and bring forth truitfa thousandfold, and finally crown us all with glory, amen. ^ Tn^octor then gave out a hymn from the 22Sth Give joy, The Lord is King, i our Lord ami King adore, kc. After the singing of this hymn, Dr. Bangs arose ! I and spoke as ftHlows:? K e ?My Dear Brethren and Sisters, all here assembled, it has I cen a subject ol discussion with me and my fellow laborers, whether we ?liould continue to hold c;?mp meetings at Sing Sing any more or not. or havo them in another place. I-er my own part, I must sav that 1 have always been partial to Sing Sing. God Almighty ha. generally nanilestad his presence hore very much; we have always had very largo numbers attend ?',inion a m?.t de lightful .pot. i here is certainly some little expense at tending our meetings here, but none but avaricious men can find fault with it on that account. No benevoTent man can certain v be disnleased because he has to pay the small sum of ten dollar, for accom modation here. We arc in a little difficulty, and are under the necessity of raising *1.50, and that this I afternoon, and wo hope you will rolievo us bv getting i that small sum. i hose of our brethren who have been I appointed for the purpose, will take their hats and pio ceed to the collection, and we will see whether we are to have camp meetings at Sing Sing another year. Now my brethren, von need not slop to count thu money, but pass the hat along. Let us see how liberal you are - I he brethren on the stand hero will now sing the first hymn, first page, but you must not be so charmed with the singing as lo loiget the money.'' I he hymn i was accordingly sung with great spirit, amid I be tinkling of sixpences and copiiers. Aftej the collection was over the doctor a>Min rose and re quested the brethren who were going to New York to take the boats Columbus and Alice as they were expressly chartered by the com it tee, and not to pa tronize the opposition bouts. He was abo requeu ed to say that there was a rush scut rocking chair and a |K?cket handkerchief lost, and the finders will please leave them at the tent of the committee; he then hoped that (rod would mnnifeM his presence tons, mid made room for Kev. Mr. Walker, from .i, i 'n fl,">th< r 'he preachers who delivered iftc lUllowifi^f MTiuon:? ru,\V,J,?.V t'"!hf,1n , 'never was under so much embar n, ;," r ,m> ,?"*f ''elo.e ; tl,,H is the first time lever v?r to l'! m 1 *" 7 "fr "" ""cmblJ ? l?i? ' will endea il! t , , ? * . h".,KS Jhat if wiM ,,c effectual, not that I mi) gain any liureis, but that others may. I will KnNil* in 'i i vi/ : 1 chapter of Paul" not ? i a J?"?'""' l'"? the I'lth verse " For I am V ? rtl"" ?. ' of ' I speak on nnftrrT s. ?" "k" th?" '"?? other ,.r ? s1l,,,,"(r' ',nv is a discouraging passion t w .'s ' r "K !'IC ''tw p's <>' thesanl; ?!vll r J rrM' , so to l rpnch because the for ? ,r\2 CL" u h?""?n reason? it was r'!.cai {v hc 8?',pe' itself. The gospel means ol W, ,1' con^ilw " g?"d news;" 1 1 the lioi.es !n?AVJX.rrn iiT- is Mich Messed doc trn.es taught, but in the gosj.el of Jesus I hrist? it ioo^wdn "V <0 on1l,ifh> nni1 '?? earth, peace and ?, i! , "i !' , ha,s ?00'' news to those mow w? hJLl tC",, m!! 1 W,U be t0 n'?ny ?--'"Is, before th?H?d o, S f'8; Koapol, m> brethren, is life to the dead and salvation to the sinner. (Oh, gloi y-amen.) i,?.k 9,0 Ja,keth.h* ?l"?ll receive." The gospel, my a s h n n i ? 'i I """lof,ne W'ial I ??. and why sKould I be i "shnnied I Some of our learned men aie a.hamed of the | gospel because it is not inited to their intellect. T ero are only three religions in the world, tlio Paean, the I Jewish, and the ( hristian. Who is not a?hamed of the th? Sr?.nh S?e V1.0 mother tl,row her child mlo m !i iv crocodile as a propiatton to her God? ^l?i .0dI^ep ?Vn>n-> ?hatwill not bring salvation li.ion iIV! her W.0,,l<1 not d0 so The Jewish re JPon U 8n sh?dowr Tl,e Christian rali fo?,? ^ t 1.'? pow,r of Oo<1 ani1 ?he salvation of alreadv ? vilf p" ?x thii *round onp thousand souls Chri.ii.n ? Li ? Wa" " reasonable man, and the i inJiV IL b * a reasonable religion. Oh, that I 1 There m no "tr*K^lor aro,,?'1 here, hear me. 1 . division, in Oie gospel ; It is not cut up in sqnattoJs to .'im^"r ,eCt'?n*' ''kB our western lands, for

I when (I^d^Li . P?n- 1 r*" B" wicked as any of you, iTel has li^. . 0 ,?Ul through Christ. The g.s! I Knirs V. ^vZV^ T, t0, "av? tho devil himself. I)r I am and ""J1 I?ore experienced man than i > am, and be ia not ashamed of the eo.nel 8t Paul a. m help th9 /ospelW hope by"." relieion w rnin i hSOm#.wf you not ??hamed of your grace be i t ?o id i?n.W tha,f M?hodist., to their dis solves professors. MerhodTM^' Vre^the '"sam^evel'V Z??n; J ?o in Class 1 ?? r otinf branded m ?nthuaiaata. Whan I was fust converted, I was ashamed myself; but it was too good a thing to keep long, and the first thing 1 knew, was that I had told ail. The unguis of Heaven take notice and register every conversion. 1 knew a Presbyterian lady, a good ( Christian, who was ashamed to make pro lession, saying, "You Methodists make so much noiM that you will kill yourselves." Well, she went to cimp nieeti-ig? she prayed, and her daughter was converted, and the o!<l lady shouted louder than any ol the rest pre sent. (Here there was considerable shouting und screaming by tho brethren) Now, you must not be ashumed of the gospel, tor it is your lilu and all you pos , less. You have us little reason to be ashamed ?f tho gospel, us God hus to owu a star. St Paul was not * ashamed to preach sud to die lor Christianity. 1 am i ready now to die, it by so doing I could suve those pre sent. The reverend gentleman then preached upon the gospel un it meant ol salvation, and at the conclusion, scieeehnd out '* Who is ashamed !'' Not I, Lord. Glory , to God for it. Not 1?1 am not ashamed, & c. kc. An invitation was now given to all souls who wished tog't saved, to come near the stand, where upon some titty or more came and knelt upon straw, which had been put uj ou the ground tor the pur pose, and then ensued a scene which balHesmy i limited pen to depict. 1 They commenced singing and praying over those people. Meanwhile the preuuherp on the stand kept inviting more. " Come to Jesus; ' Oh come, breth ren!" " Make room there "Come old men and old women " Come ? come ? come ? brothers and Ulster* do come and be saved !" " There they come." ?' O Brother 15 , that's glorious." " Come along, don't be ashamed." (Here one of the preachers in his agony dropt his handkerchief, and it was thrown up to hiin, and he commenced again clapping uis hands and vociferating, "Come along!" y Sinner.-, come along by ilie thousand " Make room there lor the sinners " Clear the track, there they come." "Oh, (I lory! clory! t i i is great." " Press your wuy along** ? and a thousand other such exclamations. There was a hymn now sun", and some of the ministers could no longer stand |>ent up on the plat form, hut came down with bare heads and joined in the work of glory. " < >h, this is, indeed, great ? O Lord " .Sin tiers, throw yourselves upon the mer cy of God !" " ('ome along, I say " Come now, and gel tilled with the Holy Ghost, Jesus will in spire you !" " yes, he will? no mistake !" The par oxysm alter a while abated, undone of the ministers commenced a hymn and 1 lei t them to enjoy them selves unnoticed. It was a strange scene, and one thiit will lie remembered by many. N. 13. It is computed that 200 converts were made to-day. Thursday Morning. At 8 o'clock this morning, the horn blew for ex ercise in the tents, un'J, as it by magic u thousand throats were in an instant scratching and bawling, Glory! Halleluiah ! Glory !? To-day, the German Tent take the palm from the Pougnkeepsie Young Mens' Association. Such a streaming and roaring, kicking ofbenchee, psttlm singing, praying, and ex horting, ra ver was heard since the scene at Babel. At one and the same time, there would be hall a dozen praying, and a dozen of women scrcech ing and crying, and throwing themselves into every attitude. I went over to the Greene street tent, anu the serene was much the same. A big fat cartman from New V'ork was praying up to his eyes in glory, and calling upon oil stragglers to come in and re ceive the Holy Ghost. "Come in, you with the white hat, do brother, come inside, ana take part in our holy prayers." In another tent, sisterBird got up and related her experience ? how she had been stripped of all ungodliness, and how she had in con sequence strippea the ribbons ofl her hat. At 10 o'clock, the regular public services com menced by Dr. Bangs requesting those of the breth ren who had brought along any of their unconverted friends, to pass them to the preachers' platform, that they might feel religion and be received into the church. He then gave out a hymn from the twenty filth page. Alter the hymn, Dr. Bangs again got up and said that it was extremely unpleasant for him to be under the necessity of again dunning the breth ren for money ? but that yesterday only the paltry sum ol #50 wascollected. "You cannot expect, my brethren, that God will manifest his presence here unless you are liberal. Now brother collectors take your hats and go around to-day. We don't want any coppers, they are too black and heavy. Bills and liity cent pieces.'. The collectors were then asked how much they got and they replied worse than yesterday. Dr. Bangs then said that unless the people were more liberal, there would be no more preaching. He was here interrupted by Elder Pearce, who requested permission that he might try his hand at the work aue see whetherhe could have better success. Whereupon he proposed that fifty ol the brethren should raise the sum ot $50 and hand their names in with their dollars, commencing with himself. Only eleven answered this appeal. Here let it be said to the eternal disgrace of the Methodists, who come here seven thousand strong, to worship in their own way, revelling in fanaticism and bigotry, rolling and kicking on the straw and cracking their voices crying Glory and Halleluiah, and that they could not raise the paltry sum of $180 to cover the expenses of the camp meeting, a debt which their own preach ers are individually liable for, and at the same time want the world to believe that ?vhi!e they are carry ing on their antics, they are underthe worship of the spirit of the holy and ever living God. Out upon such humbug; it is really disgusting. Finding it useless to continue any longer their ap peals to the pockets of the people, a pealm was sung, and Dr. Fish, of New Hampshire, selected the2*?tii Psalm, part ot the 9th verse, as a text to preach upon. He commenced by saying that he was plain man, that he had chosen a plain text, and that he would preach a plain sermon. True to his word he preached an exceedingly plain sermon in an exceed ingly plain manner, and one that had not the remo test connection or relation to the text. There will probably be the same amount of hum bug, folly and fanaticism exhibited this afternoon as was yesterday. The Yacht Fleet at Newport. ? The yacht fleet at Newport consists of the following vessels : ? Noithem Light, Colonel Winchester; Brenda, D. Sears, Jr.; Osceola, W. D. Pickman; and Naid Queen, of Boston; Siren, YV. C. Millar; Cygnet, Mr. Kdgar; Sybil, C. .Miller;. Mist, Mr. Depeau; Spray, H. Wilks; Newbnrg, Captain Robinson; Minna, Mr. Waterbury; La Coquilla, Or. Jay; and Uimcrack, J. C. Stevens, of New York; and anthe. Mr. Cailwallader, of Philadelphia. A correspon dent of th o Rlioilt Itianiitr, signing himself a New York er, gives the following account ol one day'* work ot the New York Vacht Sqnadrou, on the voyage from the city of New York to Newport: ? On Thursday, the 7th instnnt, the squadron weighed anchor, and left tho lower liaibor of New Haven at ti o'clock A. M , to rendozvous at New London. The wind was directly ahead for noarly the whole ol the distance. Tho yachts started nearly together? the Siren being the last to start, and LaCoqnillc having the lead. The yachts all sti etched across to the Long Island shore, to be out of the influence of a strong flood tide, and thence making short tack* along shore to the caat of Brown's Hills, stretching across to the New London Light, and went up the river with sheets started. They anchored as follows, viz: ? The Siren, at <th. lfi'.min., P. M La Coqnille, " 21 " " Cygnet, " ?' " Sybil, " i!8 ?' " Spray, " JO " Minna, " I* " lanthc, " M " Mist, ah. 1J " " Uimcrack, o .1 " " Newburg, ?ih. " " Y ou will perceive by this that the Siren, although the l.ist to leave the harbor, was the first to anchor; and that l.a ( oquille has proved herself to possess sailing qualities rarely Mirpasscd by vessels of her size. This day work will afford to the philosophizing nnvi pator a tine field of speculation, i'lie wind was dca.l ahead) during part ofthe day there was quite a little sea running, and the t:oats which are acknowledged to have performed the best coinpamtive work, were the Siren, a keel-boat of 72 tons, and l.a C oquillc of '17 tuna, carrying a centre-board. After this hint, 1 shall abandon the arena hoping tint the landsman and the waterman may again attack this knotty point, and by fair argument solve the question. Arrkst of a Mt uiikrer. ? I have but a moment in which to write you a line by the St. Mathews. Our little community has just been thrown In an unusu al excitement by the nrrest of one Peter Lewis, alias Pe ters, the supposed murderer of a gentleman in Tennessee, llo was recogni/.cd by J. T. I>avis, Esq.. who formerly resided in Tennessee, at whoso instance he was arrested and taken from ou board the boat in which ho was milk ing his way Northward. He made but a faint denial of the charge Mid hoped he was legally arretted. He is safely bagged by this time, and all is quiet. Mr. D. dc. serves to bag the (3000 which the liovernor of Tennoa see has otfeied for the arrest and delivery of the murder er.? St. Maryi, Gh>. Lelter, -Aug. 8. Court ok Errors, Rochester ? Tuesday, Aug. 12 ?Present ? Lt. Governor presiding, Justice Jew eti and twenty.aix Senators. In the matter of Catharine Livingston, a lunatic.? De cision farther postponed until Wednesday of nest week. No l.?i. H. Duffy et al. appts. va. Wm. James etal, respta. Mr. L. H. Palmer concluded for appellant*. Mr. J. v. L. Truyn waa heard for respta. Mr. M.T. Rey nolds was heard on the same side. Mr. L. 11. Palmer was heard in reply. Deciaion postponed till December. No. 3 on the calendar la changed to No. 171. No. 4 F. S. Kinney et al. va. 1). Russell. Mr. 8. Sher wood was hoard for appta. A Bi.oory Drr.L. ? We are informed of a duel, fought two morninga since near thia city, between a Pole, said to be a teacher of the small-sword exercise, and a shoemaker, in which both were killed on the spot Thev fought with pistols at A ve pace* distance, anu at the first lire both fell.? S. O. Pit-, Jiug. 6. Saratoga 8r*l*<>?, August 13, 1945. ) United States Hotel. > Jtelln and Beaux ? Halls and Divines ? Lawyers and Doc tori ? Hints to V tutors ? Scarcity of the Herald ? Campa nologiam ? Scandal ? -Other Theatricals, 4 "c I arrived here from Gotham on Friday morning last, thanks to the old worn out locomotive called " Bro ther Jonathan," for a more rickcty thing I never behelJ. We had to stop four times between Schenectady and this place to have it repahed. It is a disgrace to the Compa ny to have inch a thing upon their road. After leaving the depot, t!ie I ush for the hotel was very great. Such tugging a it I swearing ?u shameful? the lean and the Att - the divine and the pi> kpocket were jostled against each otlior. One man falls, the rest rush ou, regardless of his fato? and ladies wore nearly thrown down by those calling themselves gentlemen. Having waited my time, 1 put my name upon the books for a room. 1 was informed, u|>ou Inquiry, that they were all ergnged, but that 1 might have one in a imall house until the next day, when I should have one in the hotel ; io shouldering my vali-e, 1 accompanied my guide, and was ushered into a small room, t'lough very noat. The next day I moved into one 10 by 1J, from which 1 am w rltin;;" this. The belles are few? among the number are Miss P 1 of your city. She is surrounded by a bevy of beaux. Then comes .Miss li? ggs, ol lialti more, who, by the way. bids fair to curry back with her the heart ol' u little gentleman in black, who is always at her side ; he is from your city, uml a sou of a rich South street merchant, a Mr. II d. Then there is the Miss F. M , of New York; she, too, has her admirers. 1 must not forget Miss O'JJ 1, of Baltimore, and Miss B -y, of Boston, nor Miss D n, of the same place, nor Hiss L> e, of New York. There are a number of } uung married ladies wlio are quite pretty. The beaux , are hardly worth mentioning ; the same us beaux gone ! rally are, very sillv, very vain, and very stupid. But I there is one, uMr. l) h, who is on the sunny side of I lilty, who is a great liugher; he goes by the name of the ] giggling benu. | The ball ot Friday night >vas not numerously attend ed. Among the most conspicuous present were Mr. and , Mr*. O. H . ol your city. General O'D ? 1, wife, and daughter, ol Baltimore ; Miss R n, of Boston. Among I the divines, we have had Dr. Bcthuue, of Philadelphia. ! Dr. Potts, of New York, litis also been heie, but his >tuy I was short. No doubt he thought he saw the shade of Dr. Wainwrightlollowing him. Professor Vullit, as he I is Rt)led, is the greatest gun here present; lie puts ell i others in the simile; his bills are stuck up in every cor I ner in every bar room, and in every bowling alley, stating that Professor Mailit will lecture here to-night, will preach there to-morrow. He lectures and preaches for the Methodist Kpiscopal Church of this villago. The bar has quite a number of her sons here; they are, lion. Ogden Hoffman, D. Lord, Jr., David Graham, Judge Ed wards, and at the tail end a number of young sticks, who, by their consequential airs, and by their bundle of musty old papers tied with red tape, you would suppose that the safe keeping of the nation depende I upon them. The M. B.'s come in for a share of notice; among the number are Dr. Muter, of Philadelphia, Dr. McLean, of New York, Dr. Hcdford, the fashionable Doctor of the Broad way Hotel. I met him at the Springs yesterday morn ing, taking his fourth glass of the water; he seemed as if lie had been ordered to drink lor his patients. Among the other visitors wo have had Hon. F. Granger, of ("a nandaigua, Walter Bowne, and Gen. James Tallniadge, of New York; Professor Olmstead, of Yale College, an<i Mr. Edward Curtis, end on looking upon the books, I see the names of General Cooper, lady, two servants, and four horses, all from the ancient city of Albany ; quite a display. The hotel is" crowded ; many have to room out ? the dining room can accommodate live hundred persons, yet such is the eagerness of the proprietors to make money, that for the last three days they have crowded six hun dred down to the table. The jam is truly awful, the cook ing bad, the waiters too few ? great complaints are made by the ladies because they are not waited upon, w hich lor the first two days I found to be the fact. The waiters again are very noisy, and there appears to be no head waiter. The rooms are poorly furnished. In my room, (and I hear that it is the case in others,) there is a piece of a mat which cover's only two-thirds of the room, a pine table, a small cupboard made of pine boards four feot high and 3} feet long, a small two shilling looking glass, the upper part covered with a miserable daub of a liiotuie of a house, constitutes the greater part of the furniture of the room. Upon the whole it is one of the worst conducted hotels that 1 have ever been in. The price for board is $J 00 per day for any time under two days, I per day from two to five, aivl twelve dollar! per week -for anytime over that. Gentlemen visiting the Sptings should not bring more than one lady ; you will liud it very diflicult t(' get along even with one. My ad vice to tliose who intend to visit here to come late in the season when the great numbers who are now here shall have left. If you come on you will have to be put up in the fifth stories of the hotels, with no comforts, bad I fare. damp sheets, and the like. I do not write this to complain, but to give as I intend ed when I commenced, a true statement. On parsing Union Hail last evening, 1 was attracted to the windows by a crowd and by music. I found that the large room was devoted to dancing and waltzing from music from a piano. I left the dancer hard at work at the Virginia reel as it is callcd. 'J'ha old boy in black must have laughed to find that he had got possession of the Union Hall so soon. For the last few days the demand for the Herald has been very great; I could not procure one to-day for love or money ; many were like myself disappointed, bend us more" The C'umpanologian"! gave a concert on Saturday night at the United states Hotel ; they had a large audience. ? Hill is here and draws well. Mrs. Mowatt played last nigr t ; the piece selected was the " Lady of Lyons," I have not heard with what success, as l' went to hear Hill. A paper was circulated at dinner for a hop to come off this evening in the dining room of the hotel : when it 1 ass ed mo there were very iew names attached to it? it was handed to Bishop lionnell, of C onnecticut, who arrived here to-day from Hartford. lie declined, his partner not having arrived. Thurlow Weed arrived yesterday a few minutes before dinner ; he left soon alter, no doubt think ing t Hat there were too many shavers already. There are 1 >ut very few of the " upper ten thousand" here ; the majority o! the visitors have been uuite com mon ; the khop-keepers, I hear, complain very bitterly of the meanness of those visiting the Springs, beating them down to the last penny. The ilostonians are the most numerous at present ; the ladies are easily distinguished from those from other cities, by appealing in the drawing-room and at dinner with their scaifs and mantillas on. Augi-st 13, 1845. Saratoga never was gayer than at the present moment. Never were there so many odd sights to be seen. Never was such a vast and heterogenous collection 'of human beings collected in any one quartirr. There are hardly two alike, eithor in feeling, opinions, manners or dross Where they all comc from it is impossible to tell ? but where they are going to you may shrewdly suspect.? Tho society, however, is much better than it has been, atid is daily improving, so that belore the end of the sea son we may becomo quite punfiod and comfoitable. ? The ladies, God bless them, are as fascinating and agree able as usual, and form themselves into coteries for the purpose of talking scandal and ruining other ixsople's cha racters, intriguing and gossiping, according to ancient and time-honored custom. Tliey do, however, find time to enchant us by their sweet warbling*, and skill in mu sic, which flouts on the solt air from morn till midnight. As lor the gentlemen, they talk politics, chat with the la dies, play billiards, drink wine, eat dinners, smoke segor*, and once in a great while raise tho dewl. An angel in stead of a devil, descended among the benighted and mise rable sojourners at the springs on Monday last, in the per son of the charming, sylph-likc, intellectual aud talented Mrs. Anna Cora Mowatt, who made her first appearance as Pauline in the Lady of Lyons. The house was crowd- j i ed to exccss by the elilt ami fashionable visitors. Never | was astonishment more tearfully depicted on any coun tei nnces? never were an audience moie agreeaMy sur prised and delighted. Mrs. Mowatt is no longer the Mrs. : Mowatt who carried the town by storm -she ii no longer ! | the retiring and diffident w oman whose dramatic excel- > I lencc and innate talent wero then just budding into ! iitence -but she is now.au acti ess ! an actress imbued I with deep feeling and possessing a chaste and elegant 1 style. It certainly arums almost impossible to be lieve this, but assuredly it is true. Of course, she still possesses somo faults. There is a icl'indan cy ol action, a too hurried manner? but this per haps may bo styled a " good fault," for it is a much easier matter to soften down an excitable, nervous, impassioned I temperament, than to infuse lilo and animation into cold . unleelini;, stolid machines made like a woman. Mrs. Mowatt, however, owes much of her present excellence to Mr. W. H Crisp, one of the most gentlemanly and fin- I ished actors of the day. They play together at the open ing of the Park, on Monday evening next. Unfortunate ly lor Mr. i risp, he came to this country as a " light co median, " in which department ho was eminently sue cessful so successlul, indeed, that the public can hardly believe that he can play tragedy. This is more preju dice, which must soon wear off, howevot, for ho pos sesses talents of a very high order. The theatre-going public will shortly have an opportunity of judging, lor Mr Crisp playa Claude? the l)uke Aran/.a? St. Picrro, Sic., fcc. Last night we had a "hop" at the United States Hotel, | which was even more brilliant and interesting than the last grand ball. All that was beautiful and lovely, wit- ' ty and celebrated in Saratoga, had assembled. The sil- J ver moon climbed lip from its bed, and poured its soft, i mild rays through the tall tree tops, upon the glittering throng beneath. In the great saloon, a still more bril liant party had assembled^ to listen to the divine melody j which came from the clear, swan like throat of Miss L>. Near her sports the gay and dapper Mr. , who lias i been fluttering round each belle, like a butterfly round j a bed of tulips; like the butterfly, too, all tinsel and taw- | dry. Having nearly spent the ample provision left him i by his worthy father, the respectable shell-flsh dealer of Clam Point, lie seeks to maintain his position by marry ing an heiress, and is here for the purpose of putting his plan into practical operation. Poor fellow ! his success is very problematical. His sieges are laid in too great j form, and with too many precautions. The female | heart, like other fortresses, is best taken by a roup rf? ' main. "Not much he kens, I ween, of woman's breast, "Who thinks that wanton tilings are won by sighs." I Summon it at once and the garrison will surrender at I discretion? or at all events capitulate on honorable terms. Sit down before it for lap and siege, the enemy perceive* your stratagem? countermines and blow* you up. Give me a bold and fearless soldier in love and war. A fair field and an open 1'iglit. Twirl your saus tachioH? look iierce? present arms, nnd the dear crea tures fall into them, a* the best thing possible, under the circumstances. Whoo? whoop as old Kentuck has it. Thero is a very curioui rumor afloat here, though many attempts have beeu made to smother it. Hon C. C. Cambreleng, Hon. 1). 8. Dickinson, Hon. Preston King, Silas Wright's right hand man, and several other democratic politicians are in town holding secret con ferences with each other. Thurlow Weed and John A. Collier also arrived veoterUay in a great hurry, and af ter a canons returned home The story is that Governor Marcv lias by letters, tic. signified bis intention to use his influence to breakdown the democratic party in this State ?t the next election, for the purpose of defeating Silas Wright and keeping him out of the field as a candi date lor the next Presidency. For this purpose, 'tis said, C. W. Law re nee was appointed Collector of the Port I give you the rumor as it reached me. The Kthiopean Serenaders give a grand concert, to night, at the U S. Hotel, and another one next week. Christy's Band of Minstrels, also, give a concert on Mon day evening. On Friday night, the grand ball and game sujiper comes off. Tne ladies are busy with their dresses, and planning surprises for one another. They talk of gettiug up a fancy ball, and a masquerade next week ; and as the idea has been taken hold of by our most dis tinguished visitors, it will undoubtedly sucaeed. Tou shall have a description in my next. There is an abun dance of room left yet at the different hotels. St Louis, Mo , Aug. 5, 1845. Tut Election? Political Intrigues? Improvement* in in the City. Permit me to address you a few lines from the city of Mound?, if for no other purpose than to con vince you that :ts inhabitants arn not asleep, but wide awake. Yesterday an election took place tor Delegates to the Convention, which is to meet next fall for the revision of our" present constitution. We have out grown the one under which w are now governed, and the abuses to which it gives rite, par ticularly as respects representation. nn|ieratively re quire the substitution of another more in accordance with the spirit of lite age. There were bur two ticket* in this couuty, the native and democrat. The former elected five, the latter but one. This result has been produced by the great apathy of the democrats, the total indifference ot the wings, f proper} and the bullying conduct of the natives We We abroad had an insight into their schemes V creat many have joined them in the be hef that thev are not at all connected with their brethren ot the East ? but they act too much like them, and arc tread'in" 'too closely in their tootsteps to be able to deceive^ th*- liuple much longer. . At the last April f? iLnforcitv c lHcers, they obtained a voice in the I ofrd of AldeWn an^ carried nine out ot twelve members of the Board of Delegates. M hat has been the result ! Sessions ot the City Council with out end? long i-peeches without meaning, and much ?tir but little done. There can be no doubt in the I mind of any intelligent observer that their's is the arihtocratic party. They are determined to form a party all of whose influences shall be lor the "ch if may for a short time succeed, but it is surely des tined to a speedy and certain destruction. My own o?TnionisXat no change will be made respecting fknoW it has been industriously circulated that one ot the objects which induced the i*9ple to vote for a convention was, that some clause might be in serted to procure the gradual abolition of our "Jf/JjE wBtem At the present moment it is out of the SeX'n, now that we know that there is in our midst secret agents with no other avocation than to entice slaves from their masters, and regular lines f ormed between this and Canada to aid them in their escape : all ot our good feeling, it ever we has any, hBV? been changed? There is a feeling of resent ment pervading every class of the community at the I officious intermedling of A^htionists tbat concern ourselves alone, which foretells 01 nomine storms. If one of those agents should be caught depend upon it he would be too charitably de aft with to permit him to ??? ?r to de pend upon the uncertainties ot the law, but he would have justice meeted out to him without fear, ! favor, or partiality from that eccentric old gentleman, 1 IUOur citVisVapidlv improving ; more than a thou sand buildings will be put up during the coming ! tear. How-Jan this be otherwise when more than ?> 000 persons annually come to the city to make it their home. Go to the South, the hast, and the ex i treme South-east, and you will seeiemicration by a ; thousand rills roiling die {? t? ? ^Jhetar ! now Mowing over our noble State. As it is tne tar ' crest, so will it one day be the wealthiest. oai.ital is beginning to find its way into the market, 1 (by the bye, the Natives do not object to its natu ' rnfization ) and new mines are daily opened. By 1 the first convenient opportunity I shall send you some i Specimens of our ores. The extent o.ourmimng country is not as great as that around Algoma, : the nihnd sea, and neither does the ore contain as much silver, but it certainly is purer. Thus much for the present. Varieties. By the annals of the Roman Cathohc !'J M^the re*1 i for the Propagation of the frailh for lait May, tne coipts for the preceding year wore 3,54^WI3^raW?, 8oc.; those of the year ending May. lfW4, wart 3,683^1. bttc , appropriated to UiTmUsion" oM^nc.-V.U $144,309 50, which is about $4,600 leas than in 1843- . Mr Doirgett, ot this city, has published a eupple m?n ' to the New York Directory, contaming removal. account of the late fire, in wh'ich it U ?tatedthat the total lo.. has been variously .itiBiatedat -a (ton iKhi The fire commenced at about 3 o ciock a M was not subdued till 11 o'clock A. M., a period one dWo"afwo?A i no" burn more rapidly in a common fire place than was the property consumed by this con I rlagration. A gang of coiners have been arrested in Western New \orii, who usually counterfeited American half ' dollars which bear date 1S38, and are of the old stamp ? Vs the die wan hunged that year, there l* no genuine half dollars of that date with the old stamp, and that fact, it i sai l, will constitute a guard of defence ? stiii" IJnito.l States coin was imitated no ollenc ew a. committed. The mysteries of law are groat, hut it see ma iucrediblo that such a quibble would otlord a loop-hole of ; Samuel 13. Warner, jr., the Philade'i-llia abscond wouM pay doul,le tll? ,um l" 1#r,,U g The Hon George Rvans, of Maine, arrived at the Tremont Uotis*, Boston, on Wednesday. Mr Sturceon, Treasurer ot Fnirlield county, Ohio, has been found deficient in the Public funds to the tune of .100, which his sureties will have to pay. Andrew Howard , convicted of the murder of Phebe , , ' via Dsrtsncetl Tuesday afternoon, by the Louit ol t iMnmon Pleast to be Lung ou the t >th of November ne it? noverfEtuiutrtr. A letter from one of the ^httnev C^PMy h" been received at Bochester. On the 14th of *>?> ,heJ were 90 miles west of frame du I hion. They to be thirty or forty days more in crossing to . the Mi. Thnv trftv'l onlv about 14 fniicaatiay. thermometer at ?e?u. In ciossing the iTay times had to unload the wagon *? or ? eJ ]h? luxury and lift it over by hand Some have enjo j ?? gta#(Jjllg jn of sleeping over niggt In wet oloth , ^ ^ WB(fon_ con ticket, ilW ; anti natne, forofgn vote 1. admit tive American niajont) . Bn)1 th. Rtyublican'* clique*, ted to be 1600. The . I J , .1(H) . ot|iei' factions, and one and tlie same thro ^ lOM.?Lnitvill* T)tm. d'T"8?r,;r?r?Sr,n.me<l Trier KiM, !??? of ? itfSt Newark on th, Mh, ?? ,???. Mendham, die ^ from the government as a pon served through the war as a drummer. It Uw'iJ that has left a young wife and chikt twe year, old to mourn his low. Mr Francis Ronch, aged 106 years, died on the 9th nit., at the residence oOil. .on, ten mile. of Rd ward. villa, llUnoia. He wa. a naUve of 1-airCii county, Virginia. . (>en. Armstrong McClintock has be^ appointeil .uh-agent for th. Iowa, and Hac. of Mi.souH in the place of Wm. P. llichard.on, removed. Good Arrajiokmrnt?Foiesioht W ami*, k ?The banks in Wall street are determined d two hnuces it lh? 1.1. couSMmuon. AW the Insurance Comi>aniea, in lact ^ .V\^a,^r streets sSsftss tenant m well M

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