Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 12, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 12, 1848 Page 1
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! TH k.f -. i J Whole No. COM, Anniversary Week in New York. FOURTH BAT. Anniversary KililblUon of the Pupil* of the I?.IKnlln? A>? ll>. Ull?il 'i'liin lutereitlng anniversary wan held at the Broad?uy TtbcroMl* ou WoIiumUj (fttrveoa, Th# hour designated for Uiu exorcise* to oouinieuoo wm 4 o'clock; but loug bufure that time, a Tory largo aud'euce bail n Mumbled, well knowing that goats would bo at a premium, tit they always havo been on similar occasions. Tickets of adin'i lion ?ero gold at cvuU ouch. uud iho Tuber 1111 clo ?ni literally crammed. Nut ouly wore the scats all tilled, but the aisle* uud lobbies, 1 door ways, and even the toruon of the stage, 1 wore alto occupied. The pupil* were noted on the j be lie ho j ordinarily appropriated to tho choir; thore were 1-U of thoui, males uud females?tho lattor dressed j uniformly in wliite; altogether tiro tableaux presented , was very interesting, though It eould uot be called ! agreeable. There wore, to be sure, many happy face* even uuiong these unfortunates; but thou, there were xcorcs uud scores of thoir fellows whose cxpressiouless cuuutenunce* or distortod features were puinful to look upon, and a necessary profusion of greeu glasses, gave to tho whole the appearance of a masked party in a dramatic picture, and It seemed tjuitu appropoe that they should from time to timo joiu in uliorus The stage wu* occupied by the superintendent. tendinis, managers. and other officers of the 1 institution. There were KCYoral tublex. on whieh were exhibited specimens of willow ami and paper box work, MnnlUu uium. fancy knitting, and boad work^ executed by the pupils! and also hook* and other specimens of the raised loiter work, used by the blind in reading. The institution has now a press of its own, on which will be printed the books and other reading matter designed for the use of the sightless inmate*. While tho audience were assembling. Kobert F.lder, a p'uduute of tho institution, and now teacher of music there, performed a voluntary on the organ. After this a prayer wan olfered by a clergyman prose nl, and the regular exercise of tho afternoon eninmeuced. First in order wan an introduction by the band, coin potted of brass and reed instruments, with the necessary and usual auxiliaries of drum, octavo Mutes, ho. This baud, every porformer of which is blind, has already acquired a reputation for correct , and tasteful exenution. After the pesforuianco of the bund, came a chorus, "Behold the morning gleaming.'' by nil the pupiU; then followed an examination in rending. Two little girls who had boou in the institution but a single year, and a small lad who had been under instructions about throo years, came forward, uud at the request of a person In the audience, turued to the 34th p.*go of a book which was given to eaoh of them, and by the use of their Angers' cuds, read hoTeral passages with tho greatest facility, immediately correcting themselves, if by inadvertency they miscalled a word. A child with two good eyes would hardly learn to rend so well from a well printed page, in the length of time. But it is a rotnarkablo fnet. says their teacher, that what the blind learn they learn very quickly. Noxt came another chorus, "How lovely lire the woods,'' sung by the junior pnpils in good style. A small girl, Miss A. Wood, then took a seat at the piano, and played a solo in a style which brought down applause from the audience; then came another chorus. "Hark.'tis tho bells," by the whole class. An examination in history was tho next exercise, and in this department, as in others, tho class gave evidence of their own aptness to learn, and the capability of tlieir teachers to impart to them useful knowledge. They were familiar with the leading events of F.nglish nud French history; and more tlioy had not time to go over. Tho junior pupils hero sung a lively chorus, cullcd "Yes or no;" after which, tho class in goography wits examined, end tho mode of tnachins illustrated. Maps wore produced with tho outline* railed, the name* of place* printed in raised letter*?capital* designated by brass uall*, other lmportaat placo* by pin head*, fcc.: mountains are ridgos railed and sanded, tho water Id checkered, while the land is represented by a smooth surface. Standing in front of those maps, tho pnpili readily found places, rivers, lakes, capes, mountain*, islands, traced houudarios. and answered questions readily, whon propounded by their teacher. The audience were highly pleased with this exhibition, and manifested their approbation. A -conversation on common things'' followed. This 1* an exercise which has been introduced Into the eomruon school* of the city, within a few year*, and conslit* of oral inductions In various ordinary matter*, imparted by the teacher* to tholr classes, the pupil* being required to repeat, when called upon, the import of those little lesK>n*. The class was examined by Mi** Kranoes J. Crosby, a graduate of the institution, aud now an efficient teacher. One of the qnestlon* was addrcssod to a little follow, whom the called John, and tho following dialogue ensued. Mm C .?John, do wo live on a continent or an island? t Jon*?Both. (Laughter throughout tho hou*e.) Mm How do you lay, John? 1 ask you whether we live on an Island or a continent, and you answer "both." Jenn?Yes. M*'am. Mm* C?How do you mako that appear? Jon*?(Holding up his head.) Why we live on Manhattan Island; Manhattan Ialand Is on the Continent of North AiAerlca, and therefore wo live both on an Island and on a continout. (Great laughter and applause.) A dialogue was next spoken by two small girl* belonging to the institution. It was a pretty little affair, in poetry' composed fo? the occasion by Miss Crosby. Next in'order, was a poetical AddrM*, composed also, and recited by Miss F. J. Crdsfoy. It was as follows:? MUSIC. There Is music in nature?the glad voice of spring I* echoed o'er mountain, through valley and glade; And the bird, as it soars on its beautiful wing, Pour* a rich, mollow cadence to streamlet and shade. There i* music In flowers?the violet meek. Unnoticed, perhaps. by the thoughtless and gay; Humility brightens its beautiful chock. And softly it whispers?I'm passing away. There is musie in twilight?how ponslve the sigh That floats on the air. as it molt? into even; And the tear that unconsciously bursts from the eye, Is borne on its breast to the portals of heaven. There is musio in friendship?how sweet is its tone To the grief-stricken heart, of an idol bereft J When the buds 11 once nourished, aru blighted and strewn. And nought but the wroek of their beauty Is left! It breathes e'er the strings of the slumbering lute. I'ntuned and neglected though long it hnth lain; And the eyes that were languid, and tho lips that were mute [ing strain. Give back their bright glance and their warm gushThere is mnsic in ocean?the billows that roll. And mingle their Toiee with the winds' fitful glance! How mournful they break, like a dirge on the soul, And wake the sad mem'ry of joys that arc past. And, oh! when the hero lies bleeding and still On the field where his laurels of triumph were won, There is music for him in the clarion shrill. For it tells of the deeds which the fearless hart done. 1 lore Its soft murmurs?the wild mountain stream, As it leaps (Win the rock, Sivl meanders away. On. on, through the mase of the Tino clad ravine. Till at lengtn It Is lost in the ocean's dark spray. There is music in heaTcn?those mansions of light Resound with their anthems?the souls of the ble*t, - Kor ever and ever in praise they nnite; No sorrow shall roach them, no earn shall molest. The friends we havo borne to the grave's narrow eell, Wept when we wojit. and our pleasures would sharo. Look down on ui still from the home where they dwell; Wo Miail kuow them, ah ! yon. they will welcome us there. Copies of this address, printed In tho raised lottors used by tho blind, were sold to all who chose to purchase at 12>? eents a sheet; tho proceeds arising from ettch sales to be applied to aid in priuting for tho institution, A class In arithmetic was next examined, and aoquitted thuiusolvea creditably; next was performed a grand march by the baud; then a solo on the uiano, composed and played by t. Kanlskl, a pupil In tne institution. possessing a remarkable genius for music The audience were delighted with the performance, and expressed their gratification hy loud plaudits. A class was thon examined in natural philosophy; next was a chorus. -How sweet is thy song;" then a' dnett on tho piano, by two young ladies; then a beautiful quartette, by male voices; and then was given an excellent chorus, -Hark, what Merry Sorrgs."' the mnsic composed by Mr. Geo. F. Root, teacher in the institution, words by Miss Crosby. Before the audience separated. Mr. f hmnberlatn. the Nnperlnteadett, mnde some brief renin rk*. Alluding to the history of the Institution, and tho benefits likely to resnlt from 1*. The teacher*, nil ' of whom aided In the exercise*, seem to he deeply Interested in the (treat enterprise which they havn undertaken. AiinlTcmnry NceUns of Um Friends or AnUSlavrry. A meeting of slavery nl?olltlonl*t* was held on Wednesday night In Convention Hall, Wooster street; the ' hall wan crowdcd to oxcess. Previous to the chairman taking his scat, \V. W. Brown (a run awny slave) I ung two gong* of rejoicing on the liberation of the i slave, the audience partly joining in the ceremony ; af- | ter which Brown ascendcd the platform and spoke rm follows : < hairman. ladies and gentlemen--I presume 1 that all of you are aware fur what purpose we are as- | scmbled to night. It is not for any political purposes. ' nor to raise up any new class of theorists at the expense ofhi? neighbor, but It Is for the good of all mankind, and to amny out the Intention of the great. Ood of the UniTerse to glre to all equal rights, that we are assembled here to night- men are all eqal in Ood's sight. I appear hero for the purpone of lending my aid. 1 feeble as it may be, to ameliorate the condition of 0.m)O,(H)O of my brethren who are In the bonds of sis- i very. Krom my color you will perceive that I know but little of negro slavery; but this I will K?y. | hare been too woll acquainted with Amorlcan slavery, as it lum i rubbed mo of part of my color (upplauto). Ikuow thin, also, th?t Christians hare not dona as they might to hare done for the liberty of the elave. I have been asked If there are no gaod men slave holders; I at once k?v no?and if the* hare a character at all, It must he a had oue Mare holders are worse than the devil, betauM tbc Scripture rays, If you resist the devil he will Aj ! . J . i-DI-J.. .1 1 ' ' 1 ' ? " E NE tly from you, whurua* if a ?lav? rwtUt 111* luagtur, ho (thu uia?tur) will Uy at thu ulavg. (Laughter). 1 bavo also bovu naked. if I did not jjut plenty to oat, uud plcuty of clothing, whun 1 \iui a alave.' 1 at oncu ?ay I did g?t botn <>f thowi nccuiuaric* of lifu. but 1 wan robbod of tbat which God had given to all uuinkiud. uiy liberty. Thu guutlouiau who ankud thu (|Uoi>tiot), then referred to the utarviug million* in li*elaud. Scotland, aud tbi* city, who. be aaid. not ueitbur meat nor clothing ; aye, but tbay have tboir liberty. taid I. 1 nrxt remarked to tbu gentleman tbat there wan but little uau iu him aud mo upcnfciug any more uu thin subject. at my old place was utill vacant, , and when bo thought ?o much of it, liu bad ltcttur just to uud till it. and tliut i ilnuhtiiil not but Unit hit old matter would both feud aud clothe him, auil whip liiui to thu bargaiu. for liin wugutf. (Applause.) In thu State of New York, ttiy poopiu have anoouragcd alavery by refusing tbuir colored brethren tlio elective franchiso ; aud iu almost all the States of America whuro religion U Maid to mo*t predominate, there tlie bond* of slavery are the strongest. Mr. . ISrowu uuxt rulated a circumstance of hi* travel- ; ling on a railway, where lie wan not allowed to go luto the name carriage* with the white people, and he was compelled to go into the luggage ear*. When he wa* axked for hi* fare, he ouly paid what thoy charged tor luggage; these and some other similar anecdotes created now and then a little laughter. .Mr. Chalk Lkn.iox and Khkdirick Doi oi-isi followed In something like the same (train of argumont In favor of anti-slavery. The latter gentlomau Indulged a good dral in low. sarcastic representation* of what be called tho hypocritical praying clergy mo n. In doing no the colored gentleman put himself in the al titude of prayer, often repeating tho name of hi* Creator In a jeering manner ; this, however, met with a Round volley of hissing from a goodly number of the audicneo. A Mm. A. R. Foster next addressed the meeting, following up the samo strain as her prodocessors. She, however, apologized for not entortaining tho meeting longer, as she said she had recently caught the influcnsa ; iu Iho course of the meeting, it was stated that Frederick Douglass, who Is editor of the Star newspaper. published in Rochester, would be glad to get subscribers at $2 a year. All, however, must pay In advance. W. W. Brown also intimated that ho had a pamphlet of hi* own lifo for sale at 25 cents. After this, tho Hutchinson fnmUy. who wore present, sung a trio entitled ' I hear the cry of millions, Oh ! liberate ! tho bondsmen," ko. 4c. Another man. whose name wo could not learn. n?vt addressed the mooting, whioh closed the business of the evening. FIFTH DAY. Anniversary of the American Bible Sorlcty. A numerously attouded and highly rospectablo meeting of the friends of tho above most important and useful society, was held in tho Broadway Tabornacloi yesterday, pursuant to notice. At tho hour appointed (10 A. M.) the proceedings wore opened by Her. Dr. Stone, of Brooklyn, by reading from the Bible tho 7Ud Psalm. The President. Hon. Theodorb FicuxaHUriiK, then addressed the nieening in a brief, but Interesting, speech, congratulating the society on the vast amount of good they had accomplished during the past year, and dwelling on tho necessity which existed.of renewed efforts on their behalf; and particularly at tho present crisis of affairs throughout the civilised world. The goutlcman adverted with ardent emotion to the unhappy cireumstanco of three of their vice presidents. (namely Hon. John t^uincy Adams. Alexander Henry, Ksq., and Peter O. Stayvesant, Ksq.. besides one of tho managers, J. Aspcuwali. Km}.) having died in the course of tho year, Having added that 46 now Life Directors and 751 new life members had just been added to tho Society, tho rev. president resumed his seat. Among other interesting facts, In connexion with the operations of tho society, it appeared from tho report of tho Assistant Treasurer, Joseph Ilydo. Ksq., that the recoipts during tho past year had amounted to $264,377 IS, exhibiting au incroaso of 9490M ? > over lb on* of any previous year. from the Managers' report, read by the Rov. Dr. Brigham. Corresponding Secretary, it appeared that the number of Bibles and Testaments distributed during the past year, amounted to 065,000. indicating an increase of over that of tho preceding year ; and a total, since tho formation of the society, of 5.781.00.S copies. Hov. Dr. K? a a is, of New York, bow rose to propose the following resolution:? "That the report, an abstract of which had been read, be printed and elrculatod, under tho direction of tho board." He would first endeavor to give expression to the deep pleasure he derived from the contemplation of the groat results which accrued from their oxertious during the last year. Those were results, the importance of which could not be too liighlv estimated. It would be an cndloss task to particularize them. Ho however tendered the committee of mauagers his sincere gratitudo. And. whatever he would say to i i? i ? I-ui. ?i IVII TWIUIM I'illVI MIUUBUIU Bl ?. Ill* CUUCrifl'U their circulation of tho Scriptures the matt praiseworthy. Nothing *u better than tbo dUsomination o| the wor'l of truth?thev could give nothing away to tho poor anil benighted, better than the Bible. If with the Bible they would distrlbuto tho works of Baxter, of Hunyan. and of other such pious and instructive writers, they would be accomplishing an amount of good, which was luconcoivablo. Who could contemplate the events of the Inst year without fooling the vast Importance of this society f They had sent the Scriptures to the Swedes, to the Danes, and to the Swiss?to those who were existing in other climes from their own countries. They had sent them to the West Indies, to Oregon, and to Mexico. In referring to tho last named country, ho would observe that, they should all feel a deep Interest in the war. which had so long been carried on with It. The condition of the poor Mexicans, thoy should remember, was wretched In tho estfeltlc. It was such as it was incumbent on thelt soclcty to afford all possible relief trt; and that as soon as possible.? While they gave them "tho sword that slayeth," they should give them "the word that qulckoneth.'' Bosides, (iod had ponred in upon thein a multitudinous population. That population was daily and enormously increasing; and from tho appcnranco of things at the present, it was most likely to continue on the increase. still greater in tiuic to come. This was an additional reason why they should be lolicitous to maintain the Biblo Society. The poor people, coming from the various parts of the old country, require spiritual food. Thoy require to have tho Bible pnt Into their hands. We should pause to observe what a moral phenomenon the people of Franeo presented at the present moment! In the midst of revolution they arc loudly calling for the scriptures. But this was not all. It was not alone In a political point of view that they wore becoming enlightened?they were, also, becoming so in a religious point of view To indicate this important fact, suffice it to let the meeting know, that no fewer than 3.000 religious conversions lmd taken place In that conntrjr within the last year. Having proposed the first resolution, the Rev. gentleman now resumed his seat'amid loud cheering. The Rev. f)r. Stoxt.. of Brooklyn, seconded the resolution. He Wlievcd that no tribute of praise was ever more highly deserved than that given '?y his reverend friend, the last speaker, to the ntmagcrs of the Society. It was not alone in thPir actions that thoy were deserving of this exulted praise. Tliey were pre-eminently deserving of it for the prudence which they evinced In every thing relative to their dutios. They exhibited the most laudable forbearance whenever any thing whs Introduced antagonistic with their deliberate and sober judgment. This judicment was alwavs It wiu? given with the greatest modtety? In a word, they could ncvorbe brought to any thing that routd he railed uxtreine." From these various eiVdumstancos ho wa* constrained to nay. that tha president who was railed upon to iirmido at a mooting of a Society organised as tliut was.had a highor honor conferred upou liim than tlio president of any political constitution in the world' ? lint his position was also a responsible?ducpiy. aerioualy deeply responsible ouo It afforded him grout pleasure to adrort to the fact, that thoa? who bad the greatest influence In the established Church of Knglund. wero the luoit devoted to tha cau?* of the Bllile Society. Those who might he thought, from their great dignity, to eschew it. are It* warmest advocates. The Areh-Binhop of Canterbury waa It* U10?t Unswerving friend?and thia wonld sfford a fresh proof of what it? importance wm?when It was encouraged and patroniicd by a prelate who iih'iuld ha compared only to Tillotaon, to Taylor, or those great divines, whose names will he remembered and venerated while piety, worth and learning are appreciated In the world. Having seconded the revolution, which passed unanimously, the Rev gentleman concluded and was warmly cheered. The Her. T. It.fUsnvT proposed the next resolution, and said -?Mr. President?After what has already been addressed to the meeting by yourself, and after what has been said by the other Iter gentlemen, In their stirring appeals, he should bo glad and contented if he eould say a word that would excite any additional interest In favor of the great object they were engaged in That waa the flrst time he had ever the privilege of addressing them. It was the ir?t time he appeured before them, and could he hut Imitate the composure and file self-possession of the eloquent gentlemen who had preeeeded him. nothing eould afford him deeper pleasure thanjto address them at length on'that all-important satject. But he should, however, say a word or two. It was but a short period since MO ministers met In F.ngland ; and those Pev. gentlemen were nearly from as many different countries ! They were at least from twenty ; and the main object of this crcnt mcctlnir wns lnh?rr i h* i? <i people of every nation In their own language to every nation under hraven. Those fellow laborers spoke In different tongues. hut nil ngrced In relation to the hum grand. paramount object He would say, thnt ho came to that great meeting* rather to lw> excited than to excite Bnt It was Impossible for any one to contemplate the groat results that had been produced In other lands, a* well as In America, by the agency of the Bible Society, without feeling excited. If they looked hack and reflected on the origin of that great work, whnt would be their sentiment*? Let them look bnck to the yenr 1804, in our mother land, anil to 18Hi. in our own then, indeed, it might be suid to be feu bio; but now It it ?tn>ng and vigorous. Again let any man read but a single report of the Kngllsh and 1 foreign society, or of the society of our own country; 1 and then will he say. ' the apostles have died?" The Kev. gentleman was loudly cheered on rcsumiug his Seat. M. McMimnaf. Ksq . agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, for the West Indir*, wait next W Y 0 NEW YORK, FRIDAY N. lutroduoed t<> tlio mooting Being unablo to render himself audal'ln at any dluUno* from tho platform, owing to hi? laboring under u cold, contracted whilu coming i" i?'? >- luiiirj. in' invreiy mime a lew unci oosvrvaltom oxplunatory of the operation* of the British aud Korean Bible Society." The income of tho society during tho last year wus 4,'UO.OOO. But they should Lx-itr iu mind the grout pecuniary crisis which Knglmid iiiiil to encounter. This had caused n great fulling off in thu receipts of that Society (luring the past year. Still they had accomplished a vast?un in. u nliable amount of good. They had caused to be distributed in Krunce 14.000 copies of the bilde ; ill S*' dPii W'i copies, not to mention the vast number they iiud sent to the heathen part of the world. Still tbi'jdcuiaud for die Uible wits increasing?it was increasing iu Kranco?it wai. In a word, increasing in every part of the world, lie would, therefore, strongly urge tile necessity which existed of redoubled exertioiM on the part of the American Society, us well as that of the British and Foreign one. to meet this deUMUd. Stacv rt. Pott?. Esq. moved the next resolution:? "That, regarding the Uible as the inspired word of truth, the progressive spirit of this age demands redoubled efforts to iucrcase and extend its circulation, as the only safe expositor of the social, civil and religious duties aud obligations of our race. In reference to the truth contained ill this resolution he had only to lay, that they not only should believe, but feel it also. Whrn we lay our hundi on that great and good book, aud open its pages, wo Iiud it breathM the spirit of tho Almighty?When wo peruse it, we tind it irradiate* our minitr. and makes us dally more and mora susceptible of the influence of divine truth. Aud need lie suy that If the Bible bo thus the word of t hid. they Wire bound to circulate it.' And never has the < hristian world been addressed In a more touching tone than they were 011 that day. to send the Scriptures amongst tho disorganised nations of l.tlA wnrlil Whnn urn flue i* nin i, wlin ia irtftml wil l. eloquenco?a mifti from whose lipw words How which are persuasive and fascinating?when wi> see a man into whoso lap Providence has poured riches ami wealth? that man liana mission to perform in thin world, liut whon we *ee a nation wherein there afo thousands of mea. we must, of course, remember that the mission Which that nation is bound to fulfil is gr.iat in proportion to the amount of those great qualities which it. possesses. They, therefore, had a great responsibility resting upon them?they who lia-l raised such great Institution! in the western world; they who had established 011 the shores of America, beyond the boundless Atlantic. the principles of civil and religious liberty. And what influence have those principles had oit the people of the old world They sent to the old world the newi of thoir progress in all that was ennobling in man.? They sent them the news of this, their civil and religious liberty, and of tlio unspeakable pleasure which lhat liberty affords. And hence those who have groaned in chaius for ages are emboldened and encouraged to break through them. Let. thein go buck to the early part of tho history of their own oountry, whon the pilgrims came to America. What did those pilgrim* bring with them when they came ? They brought the scriptures; and what was the result of thoir teaching.' They estalitishod a constitution which is at once the wonder and the admiration of the civilized world. Lot them then, ho would again beg strongly to urge upon them? let them send the scriptures to the heathen in remembrance of tho martyred missionary from New York, and in the spirit in which that good man diod (Loud cheers.) The Uov. Mr. Kino. of Dublin, next addressed the meeting. He begged to premise by endeavoring to correct a mistake into which they appcarod to have been led. He had been introduced to them as a "Doctor''?he saw himself honored with that title, even in print, in this country; but he wished to undeceive them, and let them know tho truth, that he never received tho degree of Doctor In his life. He thought it important to mention this, because ho was aware that a Doctor was. of course, a great man ; and a great speech was to bo expected from a great man. But he wos no Doctor, and. therefore, he hoped they would not disappoint themselves by expecting anything of the kind from him. Tho circumstance reminded him of another occasion on which he had been dignified with that title, in Ireland, his native country. He had caused a notice to be set up in a place in the South of Ireland, intimating that he was to haro preached there nil the following Sunday. Tho notice contained, as such notices usually do. the letters "D. V. ' Many of the people gathered to road the notice, and lieing not remarkable for much learned acumen, they were puialing themselves to divine what thosemysteriousletters meant. Hut one more learned than tho rcxt, stumbled on the discovery that they meant "Doctor of Divinity!" The result wrts. they all determined on going to hear tho sermon, just because they agreed that a doctor was a Ureal man. and hence should say great things. Tho rov. gentleman then entered into a lengthened und lucid dissertation in proof of the divine origin of tho Bible. and ridiculed the efforts of those protended philosophers who have, from time to time, endeavored to show the contrary. In hi* native country, tho exertions of the Bible Socicty were producing tho happiest results. There was a growing demand among tho Roman Catholics for the Bible. They were not concealing their anxiety to obtain it. Even the priests themselves, many of tho most influential of them, were becoming f.ivorablo to the reading of the Scriptures. He held in his hand a copy of a letter which he had addressed to Father Mathew. through tho Koinan Catholic newspapers ill C6rk. It had reference to the reading of the Scriptures. In tho samo letter, he appealed indirectly to the people themselves. Within a tew months after that letter was published. Father Vlathew ol-taincd permission from the bishop, and brought out a cheap edition of tho Douay Bible. Tho people had to get it; for the people of Ireland, be it remembered, are naturally shrewd penetrating and quick of apprehension. Tliey are easily enough made to see where an Inconsistency lies; and therefore, although the edition of tho Bible which the priests published contained the notes of their bishops, those very notes, when explained to the people, only made them despise their own religion the more. The ilev. gentleman here adduced various humonus anecdotes In illust ration of this statement, which from the quaint and witty manner in which they were detailed, considerably amused Liu audience, and elicited their warmest applauses. Air. King went on to say that it should be molt important that the American Bible Society would rauso a trau laiion of the Bible to bo published in tho Muniter Irish for the people of that provinco. Thoro was alrenuy a translation in existence in tho Connaught dinlcrt. This was in being ever since the time of the c. lohrated Bedo. Tho Kuglish Bible Society had failed to produce a translation in tho Munstor dialect: and lie hoped tho Americans would put them to shame by doing what they neglected. This would t>c an important work to put into their hands on their arriving in this country?such of them as may emigrate to,tho hospitable shores of this country, lie would now conclude; but could not think of doing so without tendering them the warmest gratitude for the klrtrt and encouraging manner in which they had been pleased, upon every occasion, to listen to his addresses." Such kind conduct was well calculated, indeed, to elicit tho warm and enthusiastic gratitude of an Irishman. Tho lioverend gentleman resumed Ilia ?eat. amid the londcst manifestations of approbation. The Rev. Dr. Pomfrov, Bangor, next addressed Lthe meeting. He would commence by telling them that they had none of that brilliant wit. and of those stirring touches to expect from him. which they had heard from the last speaker. He had little Irish wit in him? up tieiicveu hp nau 110 Irish blood in liiui. But lot tiimn imagine themselves In Turkey, and thon hp would address thpin a few word*. Hero the Reverend gentleman entered into a long show that even attho present day. thorp in sufficient to bo seen and hoard In Hgypt. Turkey. In Syria. PhonoBcia and Palestine. to prove the historiciil narrations rr"nrd?>il i)> hflly writ. to show that the Bible is emphatically aud indisputably the Irispifed wrird of (iod. These wore the countries wherein the light of life was first shed; but it hath pleased Providence |to allow darkness nguin to overwhelm them. It had now done so for centuries; but he trusted the exi rtion? of the Bible Society would bani.sU that darkness for ever, and establish in its ?te?d the glorious light of the Oospel. The Rev. gentleman hero went on to show the melancholy state of depravity for which Turkey In particular was at preMoiit remarkable, nud adduced this fact as a strong inducement to the Bible Society to have tile holy Scripture* circulated amongst the Turks The Her. Mr. CALiioiTtt, of Syria, tlext addressed the meeting; but bit snecch being necessarily little more than a recapitulation of what nad been said respecting the same oountry bj the last speaker, wr are constrained to suppress it. The Rev. r*?Tr.i'R Baipr.1., of Paris, delegate from the French and Foreign BiWe Sooiety addressed the meeting in hid native language, in a lengthened and interesting speech, dwelling with much emphasis on the great necessity which existed fur disseminating the Bible at the present crisis In France. He lauded the exemplary piety of the Bishop of Canterbury In Fngiatid. in his exertions to give to the French as many copies of the Bible as possible ; and he regretted thpre were no such prelates in France fur him to b->nst of.? The French people themselves?of course lie meant the lower nrurr?inn wording rlnn*es?they were not aDie, of themselves. to procure tbo Bible. They were scarcely able to obtain thn nerw<i>uloli nf lif<\ Tim llev. Mr Kirk having translated and explained this to those of tho nudleucn who did not understand thn t>allir language. that llev gentleman himself addresfed thn meeting in nn eloquent. thrilliug And interesting *pecch, dwelling with much energy on thn importance of sending the Krench people thn word <<t' truth, In compliance with their earnest request Iln wm persuaded they should sympathise with Krnnrn; bnt hn wns for practical sympathy. Thn Gallic people. themselves. hn wm sorry to say. wnrn not a practical people Iln thought they should show this sympathy by grunting $10 .000 to them for thn purchase of Bibles That whs thn kind of sympathy whlrh hn was rtesirons that Franco should receive from thnin in hnr present unhappy state. Tne Rot. Dr l)>if here rose an4 said, there was one gentleman In New York who had recently told him he would (;lve $1,000 out of his own private purse, for I hut lnudahlc purpose. As for him. (the llev Mr. Dane,) he might Kay like Teter,' Silver and gold he had none. but he would endeavor to raise, notwithstanding, another $1,000 among his friends. A gentleman from one of thn Western States, whosn name w? did not ascertain, stated that if a commlttco whs formed In the West, ho had no hesitation In saying thny would themselves glvo every cent of the $10.00. Ho. however, would lake It upon himself to promise to procure for them at least $1,000. (Loud cheers.) It hring evident that they were fully di*po,cd to contribute flic specified sum, aud niucb more. If uocokeary the meeting separated

IRK I 10RNING, MAY 12, 1848. Institution for thu Ucafaiid Duuil). Till* excellent institution velvbmtcd 1U (nnlvtrtiprf ut tliu Tabernacle yesterday. Thu limu announaed fur the commencement of the exerclie* wan four o'clock; and although the weather wai in the highest degree unfavorable that largo building win at that hour well tilled with a highly respectable anil faohlonable asccuiI blago. a majority of whom were ladled toon after our reporter entered, the pupil* of thu luxtitution, to the i .......i...-ii,1... ........ ?i ??> muihvvi v* ftiivu uwuuivu uiuiw, i'uuuvu uuu iwil i their place* on *eat* behind the platform. Tho greatest neatness wai apparent in their dress. and no one pro* 1 j Hent could fail to observe tho lady-like bearing of thu female pupils. the *eu*o of propriety with which thu male* | conducted tliein solved. as well an thu characteristic* of intelligence and high menial culture which marked j all of thorn, mule and fcuiule from the youngest to the l oldest. Kev. Mr. Drovoii opened the exercises with an ap- ; propriato prayer, in which ho invoked tho ble*sing of i'rovidence on tho president, director*, and Instructor* of the institution, and a cuntinuanco of hu support in their exertion* to relieve Ihi* unfortunate portion of our follow being*. After the prayer? Mr. Pkt. tho pro si do ut, rose and dated, tliat in accordance with the practice of tho Society, it appeared before the public, by whoso effort* it wo* enabled to carry on it* operations. A* he ha* already given tho public an inflight into the manner in which the deaf aud dumb are instructed, he would not detain them with an erpositlon of it now. He would merely refer to tho low Ktato of moral culture of their pupil*, at which tho instructors of the deuf and dumb have generally to commence, which lie accordingly did. Ho then stated that the unfortunate deaf and dumb, without instruction, are too often placed in a scale not much higher than that of tho brute. It must be remembered, however. tlwA they are *h?t out from all external knowledge, an# all they know Is through their own reflection. Under such circumstances. then, it Is not apprising that uneducated muted aud doaf persons, nrn such as thoy are. Too often, they have been regarded as a kind of monster; but it never outers the mind of some persons, that, by study, theso unfortunates ran bo made to oonvorso mill mterchnniro thoughts with each other, in the Inn. guagc of signs. Thin, however, can bo accomplished by iv littlo trouble ami pains ; untl by education, not only even ran the small matters of life bo discussed, by deaf and dumb person*, but they can narrate to each other lengthy tale* on matter* of interest Mr. I'oot then drew a truthful picture of the respective conditions of tho uneducated and tho educated deaf and dumb. In tho one case, the family prayer seems an idlo ceremony?thu Bible in to thorn a Healed book. They cannot understand their rights and duties as citUens ; they know nothing of the history of their country, nor of Washington, Lafayette, or other heroes who aro so conspicuous in its annals. They know nothing of Vorktown. Saratoga, Trenton, be.; hi fine. they know nothing. On the other hand, tho educated deaf aud dumb arc as intelligent as tho moro fortunate of thoir fellow citizens: they can read, understand and reflect, as well as others, aud aro in all reapocts as different from the uneducated deaf tuid dumb, as it Is possible for them to be. .Mr. I'cet fhen said that there are cloven classes of pupils in U'o institution, only four of which, however, could bo exercised to-day. Tho first class, composed of boys and girls, of tho ages of twelve and fourteen, was then exercised in the inflection of nouns, iu writing nouns and Adjectives, verbs, iic.. Ate., and the pupils acquitted themselves in a highly creditable ami satisfactory manner. 'Hits exercise continued l'or half an hour or more, and cxcitcd a good deal of interest in all present, in tho laili?fl ?specially. They proved their familiarity with the laugnagc of signs, by writing various sentences which were communicated to them through that medium, with astonishing accuracy and precision, and comprehended perfectly all that the instructor, Mr Morris, desired them to write on the black-board. This Is a subject, of wonder. vrhi-Ti it is known that as recently as Septemb r l?.si. rinnr nf ' this class were able to understand any thing by Another class of pupils, who have boon under instruction for tlireo years, was next exercised, consisting of six young ladies and geutleinon. of from fifteen to eighteen years of uge. lYoviotli to this class b-ilug examined, a young man displayed hid proficiency in pautomimically going through th? labor of inahing a pair of shoes, froiu tho taking of tho customer's measure through all parts, of cuttlr.,{ pnt tlio leather, making his waxed threads, sowing I he shooa, and completing them for wear. This exhibition of pantomime was warmly applauded The class then proceeded with their exercise, and proved themselves to have received high mental cultivation. In the course of the exercises, Mr. Peet said that part of the system of instruction embraced the teaching of trados to the pupils, such aa tailoriug, book binding, shoe making, gardening, lie., ?n a* to ftt them for earning th<>ir own living after they leave the in*titution, aud becoming industrious cittaena. The females are instructed in drcss-iuakiuifc book stitching and other appropriate female employment*. and many of tho former pupil* of the institut ion support themselves comfortably by their work la the Tract Society, and similar place*. A little shaver who on former onniriin* excited our surprise by hi* precocity and rnmarkNftto proficiency, niiiuwd the assemblage with pantomime lie performed the operation of shaving?represented a boy engaged in flshing-~caught an eel. disposed of It in his basket, and performed a varioty of tricks, which caused considerable amusement A class of young ladies and gentlemen who have been under instruction for four year*, was exuinined in geography, history, die., lie., and with the same success as the preceding classes. An exhibition of the colloquial language used by mutes in their ordinary conversations with each other, was then made, and it. showed that their benefit and well being liavo been so well studied that thoir misfortunes are almost wholly remedied, or. at least , wonderfully alleviated. Various other proofs of the high mental culture of the pupils, such as the reading by sign* passages from tho Bible, articles of composition, &c., were given, and the exercises were terminated. There could not have been less than four thousand persons present at this exhibition, which on account of tho heavy rain storm which prevailed, ia a very large number. It shows, too, the extraordinary interest which the public manifest in this most benevolent institution. Tho President, Mr. Peet. and the several instructors of the institution, nre to be envied the positions which they respectively occupy. Having made the alleviation of the misfortunes of this clnss of our brethren, their peculiar study, anil devoting as they do their superior talents to the accomplishment of the good work which they have undertaken, they hold a relation to their pupils nearer than that of a parent. They are looked up to by tho children as their preservers, and greeted with smiles of gratitude and love by throe whom they have rescued froin a fate dreadful to contemplate. On the whole, this was tile most interesting of the anniversaries. The benefits of the institution are made apparent. You see its fruits and its blessings, and none who witness its practical results can but wish it (iod speed in its good work from tho hotton of his heart. Fifth Anniversary of the AmerK-nn Protestant Society. The anniversary of the abovo society was held last evening in the Dutch Reformed Church, Lafayette riaee. At lialf-pnst seven o'clock. Dr. Milledoller, prealdent of tho society. took tlic clmir. a select company lxjlng present, the greater part of whom wo observed wore l'enlalos, tho inclement wofttller, no doubt. patenting many moro from attending on the Interesting occasion. After prayer liy tho corresponding hoc rotary of the society. Mr. II. Norton, the annual report of the treasurer of the society was read by the secretary, giving an account of tho moneys received and expended on the society's hohalf. The annual report of the operations carried on liy tho society In aid of tho cause of Protestantism, hoth In the old and new world, especially in Italy, was then read. By tho treasurer's report, it appeared that the total receipts of tho society, withiu the prtst yeal". llirtoUrtteil to tllo ml hi of $38,494 14. Tho various items of expenditure also, which were enumerated in the report, madu together a complete equation, so that the money spent equalled that which hud boon received. Mr. K. N. Kirk, a clerical gentleman from Boston, then addressed the mooting, directing his remarks chiefly to comments upon the antagonistic efTorts of Protestantism against Catholicism. He adverted with somi' anxiety to the apprehended visit of a great number of Jesuits to this country, who. having become obnoxious to the people, of Kuropo. were about to seek a refuge here. If. observed the clerical gentleman, they should eome, they will direct their labor and work to two objects: first, the Protestant poor, and next, the | Protestant children; they always act in that direction. He (Nr. K.) had thought that Romanism was going down, and certainly there seemed at one time ground for that opinion. One circumstance, however, seemed to have averted, for a time, at least. Its fate, and to have communicated new life and energy to It, and that was, that Pope Pius IX. had becotu" a democrat, i ! lt.k.l Iti... \r - ? AX,., u I ..r ? .. K.. *.. u I ,,u" f?*? ii.iu-.vii ni ?u>- . ! uviip riiitj, .... now the people's man. All that was required to efTec' tlm ; ovorthrowof tli<> Intolerant system aud dark suneistttion j of Popery. wss light and knowledge. \n ? nlifrliton"<1 ; Roman citizen hail lately made the remark. that If his I I country could only get hold of history. Romanism | would ?oon fall tr? the ground l>n tlie other j hand, though the Pope had. l>y hi* liberal ! i'onrse, given the vitality of popularity to h.mI self and his spiritual dominion", yt. h" Imd etnliiirkcl In a rurrent which might lend him on to. no- j I hody knew whom, pcrh.ips to quick^nd which miHit 1 ! wreck the vessel of Roman superstition lie iii ,ii"IU I there ought to he forineil one gr< ai special socielr. ! com posed of Protestants of ,11 denomination* in this country, whose speclnl lr bors.nrt attention -liould , l>c directed to the great. number I nml,;.\.iit.s profes1 sing Romanism, who w*rc to >?.? fxp.-et<?d shortly to j ! land upon our shores, a tiling which might be uxpeeted j | to follow upon the oTerthr >w of Popery ' Mr Thovmoi next addressed the meeting, also a 1 | clerical geutleninn. and Secretary of the Foreign I Society Mr. T. entered into a discussion upon the proposition. which had lx*n conceived and wni now suggested to the society, for uniting and throwing ! together. Into one body or society, the t hree distinct societies. known as the < hrlstian Alliance Society, the Foreign Kvangelicsl Society, and the American Trotestant Society. This union. Mr T observed, would h.?vc been effectuated last year, hut for two valuable legacies left to two of these societies, which Would have r 17 p A I Jji it J\.. bt'cii loit to thuiu liad they become uxtinct by changing Ihuir naiuu and merging iuto any otli?r body Mr 'J' . ?lter having shown the great advantugiM to bo derived from thin union. uroc??UoU to read to th? meet ing. milling occasionally tbo necessary explanatory comment*. u detailed plan for thu cuiubiui?i unlou ami organization of tlio threo abovo mentioned societies. Mr. T. then related several highly interesting facts in relation to tho operations of the ioeit<ljr abroad, nsperlally in ltalv He adverted to thu impediments and ilifflcultie* which hail beset thu missionaries ami agents of thu society previous to tbo occurrence of tho late political cvi-nU in Northern Italy, and stated that after thu Austrlans had evacuated Miluu. within three lioum after their agents had entered, and began to nujoy a free open floid of religion* operation, from which they had for no long a time before been excluded by the Au?trian power; no that they had b?eu obliged to work In ccret. and with fearful caution. Mr. Thompson having couctuded. aguutlcinan whose naiuo wo could not ascertain at thu remote corner of thu building in which wo were placed, thru carnc forward and offered a resolution to thu effect that In the present crlsts of affairs on tho continent of Kuropu. and events happeniu^ opening liberty of speech and thought in tho dark places of thu earth, it bocatuc the especial duty of ovangclicnl protcstants throughout the Union to concentrate all their utmost uvangulical efforts in order to 0|M>rate energetically for tho evangolixatiou of tho world. Thu ab'>vo resolution was then put from tho Chair, and carried, ntm con. l)r. Lbosaro Uahoi then addrcMed tho meeting, and dirocted bin remark* cliintly upon tho subject i of thn proposed union of thn thrcn several socle- j tien referred to. He stated that of those societies, ono of tliein. vii: thn kvangclical Alliance owed 1 its origin to a Bull by the lain l'ope Gregory, who had also fulminated from tho domes of thn Vatican against the efforts, objects and character of thn socicty. Dr. Hacon then enlarged eloquently and emphatically Upon thn tonic of religious freedom and independence, i An<l the fatal effects to religion which flow from tho union of Church and State. This, ho said. wiui the first great orror of the reformation?thin it was. which hail, at (toneva. lighted up tlu* flro which burnt Servitas? viz: putting civil, worldly nnd governmental powers into tlie hands of priests. and suffering nrlcsts and rulers to rule with power together. Or. II. then paid a glowing tribute of admiration to the religious freedom now dawning under the tri-colored flag in Franco. Thin, he observed. was the Jnnu* Afirabtln of the ceutury, which no ono could have fore aeon or foretold? thin wan the golden opportunity which Protectants ought to avail themselves of, to convert Humanists from their horrid superstitious. Not to embrace thin opportunity, would he a crlirto. When J)r. Bacon sat down, I)r. Brno, a eluricnl teacher from Philadelphia, proceeded to address the meeting, and be/an by offering the following resolution:? Resolved. That the present crisis of evonts transpiring on the coutiueut of Europe I* a religious crisis of tho highest momout and iniportanre. calls for the prayers of all Protestants on behslf of tho progress of evangelical truth, and the conversion of their brethren, tho Houian Catholics, from superstition and error. Dr. Br.nn then proceeded to address the meeting in a warm and ardont manner, urging tho nese?aity of prayer to arrest the ovils which threatened this country from tho increased influx of Jesuits and Papists from foreign countries. Those facts were additional incentives for increased effort aud exortion. Among other encouragements to go on aud persevere, Dr. Ilerg mentioned that by the insertions of (he American Protests, at Society, over one thousand prrsons hud bocn hopefully converted and brought out of popish dsxkuen to ii knowledge of tli.i truth. Mr. ICt:??. a clerical gentleman "u a visit of a religious character from Dublin, in Ireland, to this r >itntry. was than introduced by tho chairman. Hiid addressed tho nWting in a strain of lofty eloquence, such as might bo expected from Dublin, and which did not disappoint expectation. If tho wisdom nnd vi<?iUouno ot human beings, could make human beings wise, how wise they would becouio under such wisdom and eloquence as flowed last evening, both from Dr King and all tho otbor clerical doctors and teachers. Dr. King proc?ed< d in a happy and witty strain, to enlarge upon th:> beauty and excellence of religious liberty. lie very liberally urged upon his hearers, the justlco and propriety of conceding to Catholirs the same liberty of believing what they pleased, as I'rotostauts claimed for the themselves. Mr King also showed the fact, perhaps altogether unknown to his hearers, that tho Protestant church In Europe, ever sine# it existed, had boon a bitter anil cruel, ho might havo addod also, a sanguinary persecutor, and he might have added in America as well ai in Europe. Mr. King then gavo tho following anecdoto. which he related with great and happy felicity of iuannor, in illustration of the evil effects of Mr. King tutid. ho had heard related on a public occasion by a lloinan Catholic priest, who was lecturing in public against tho Mavnooth Grant and Mr. Peel's plan of pensioning tho Irish Catholic priests, which li? (the speaker) looked upon ua a union of Church and Slate not at any time to be dosircd. There was a man and hi* wife who, unfortunately, after having iircd together Home year* in peace and concord, at last, from Home cause or other, began to fall Into quarrel* and dispute*. and to feol tired of each other, and the hymeneal fetter*, once of silk, but now of Iron, which bound them together. It happened one winter'* night that a* they were Hitting *ilent and *ulky at the fireside, the dog crept in, and coming up to tho fireplace, laid himself comfortably down upon the hearth-rug. By-and-by the eat came in, and she, too. laid her*elf down a*ido of tho dog on the same rug. and there tho two lay together snooaing and warming each other with their respective fur*, in happy and harmonious reciprocation of the kimlne**. Kor *nme time the wife gazi-d in silence upon the scene of feline and canine concord which met her eye* ; at last, struck with a feeling of almost envy, she fctched a deep sigh, and with mournful voice exclaimed, '-Alack-a-day Patrick, and do but look there; yon see yon dog and cat how well they agree, and isn't It a shame, man. that you and I cannot be like them, and agree better together?" "Arrah, my honey," cried Pat, I* that what you mean, darling? And *ure, do'nt you *ee. honey, that the two beast* are not tied together like you and mo?" So it was with Church and State; tie them together, and there is an end of harmony and concord; keep them separate, a* in America, and all scct* will agree to di*agree, and bo In harmony together. Mr. King then concludcd an able, eloquent, liberal, spiritod. witty and interesting address, by apologising for tho length of timo he had detained tho audience. Two Portngne*o convert*, father and son. from the T*lnnd of Madeira, convert* to the society, were then Introduced to tho meeting. A fragment of a bible, which had, an it was said, been torn, in Madeira, by the mob. was exhibited. Some remark* were made, and a brief history given of tho persecution* of protestants in Madeira; after which, the hour being late, the meeting was dismissed, with tho usual concluding ceremonies, American Baptist Home MlMlonnry Society. Thla Society met last evening, at Dr. Cone's Church. Broome street. Prayer by tho Rev. Mr. Harrison. Tho Itev. Mr. Coldlcott, of Boston, moved tho acceptance of the Treasurer's Report, whieh showed that the total amount of receipts for the year ending April 1st, 1R48, I* $20,186 57, of which $20,068 73 were in direct contribution* ; being $2,340 01 more than last year. The total amount disbursed for the *ame period i* (21.347 COleaving in tho hand* of the treasurer $4.7UO 07, of which $2.WV2 32 aro in cash. The liabilities of tho Society on the 1st April were $20.flft2 24. and it* available resources, consisting of the above ra?li btltBM, Unbalance of a previous temporary investment in government stock*, and donation* in other stuck* and propi-r ty of supposed value, were fll.yST 8ft. which shown a balance againat the Society of $V.2i>4 3W To moot thin ha la not. and especially to prorido for tho increasing claim* of another year, the dependence of tho hoard in entirely upon the liberality of thoir frit-nil* and patron*, in future contributions The report w*nt ?n f'irthor, to nhow the missionary operation* of the Society. Da. Tuc?? ?, of Buffalo, *rennded the report, which was accepted. The following hyinu wag then ?uug hy the choir : Behold how the T,ord Ha* girt on hi* inrord; From conquest to conquest proceed* ! How happy are they Who lire In thl* (lay. And witnen* hi* wonderfhl deed* Hi* word he *end? forth From south to the north; From ea*t and from we*t it I* heard: The rebel la charmed, The foo I* disarmed; No day ilk" thin day ha* appeared To Jesus alone, Who sit* on tho throne, Salvation and glory beloug; All hnll, blessed name. horever the name, Our joy, un'l the them"- of our *ong The Iter Mr Murdoci, of Albion. proposed the following ri-olution:? Resolved. Tliat the rapid increase an I extension of the population of our country, especially in ihe Western State*, and the great augmentation of the numlier t by I mmigrnnt* from unerangelUed portions of Kurope, j and the inrfB-i?u' supply of evangelical minister* now i in tho*,- Stnte?. where the inerp??e i* most rapid, should ! excite mn'h more vlgorou* eff -rt on the part, of Chris- I tian minister* and people than heretofore in promoting ; tho a'' important object of this society. In nr >pofing the r<*olntlon. he took occasion to ex- I hort the congregation to nlrt the cause of home mis- ! tons, wtitiin ino lasi rour yours, uiotr territory had been enlnrped by the accession of an empire: and. dn- ) rlnp the la*t year, they had secured by treuly. wtaleh will undoubtedly be rutiflcd another tract of conntry , It was their duty. th"n. to see that the Oo?pcl be ex- , tended oyer this vest territory, and to the utm'rtt bonn- | daries of the republic. Mr M. eoneluded n Ion* and | eloquent addreaa In support of the resolution, which : wa? eeeonded by the Rev. Mr Uennlnon. of Illinois, and unanimously adopted The Hey. Mr. Mtoon* proposed tUe next resolution, as follows:? Resolved. That the Western Valley Is an extensive fleld whieh invites generous cultivation, and will richly reward it In propn?in? the resolution he dwelt, upon the man! fold advantage* to be derived from working in the vineyard of the Lord in the Wcit Alter exhorting LD. Price Two Cento. I liu conjfrogntiMii to hold out tlu nil wilo >u i frionilliiioHn to the oiui|(rant yin liU >?rrir?l on tb*>u uluircn. tliu R?? Mr AI ni?dj allmion ti th? feni|Ueiit attack* tint Ii?vh b?on m td? up >n th? t;atb>lic*, an a nod, by th >*o wh > im lti wliit tiny eillnd It )iil kttixinthc Ntandiu.; (loath1** li < ft an I mtrr >w l> mix of llw day and much tli *t hail b-xin *aid on tlio *ul?joct routtitutod tint iu Ht porfoot liiiinltUK lt!ws? rniid tint the < athollen woi'ii nvorll >?rlug tin VVimt If to, lot tlio.n but emulate tbuir example. Tltu hi ?t patriotic eltU'?n< thoy lunt wjr.i t ath >llc.i. wli > l>?1 but reeuntly llrnl from foreign oppretnion, and It utomad li ?r.t to hint, tbiitdiviuo grace may uot reader thorn an U.irout &? uthor men. frqjadice toward* fornix nm* appoared tho more coiitouiptibln in thoiu oitlnuiu wlu wore reading tho richolt fruit* from tholrbouoAoonce. All tho loading college* lu Now K upland were niainiy eudowed by fol'.tiir mii'ti .....I mm, ,.f ll.,,,rr., Lt rim* ,.t fl>.. W...t wero led aud austaiued by mm bora in othur clime* licrkehiy. wlio had imui irtallaod hiuuelf in oounoctiou with Vale college, had p-jmaoulod by tho nainj kind of enmity thoy wurw prum to iuduigo in. TUj Karl of Dartmouth \v+<t an Kpincopal noblomnn; uii 1 TboniM llallU. tho great b-ue factor of Hirvaril, w.u a foreign ilaptUr Tin) ll?t printing prvM introducod in America wan ? do nut ion from Holland. and tho wholo cxpenau of publinhing John Kliot'i Indian Bibts, *w borne by ponton* beyond lb" uua. Tho grandest structure that wuHovur erected for educational purpose* in those United Status. wan iiutv buin/ built at Washington, through the raitnlflcouro of ?' foreigner, who never saw the country The Itev Mr. M. concluded a very able address in support of tho resolution, which v.'.is seconded by the Rev. Mr Locko, of Now Jersey, end passed uuauiiu msly. Tho society, after prayar, adjourned. Central American Kilurntlon Society. Tlui directors of tlil.n Society iield their 3uth annua anniversary yesterday afternoon, In their chamber*' Nassau street, the IIou. Chief Jtutic?< Ilorublowcr In tho chair. The annual report of tho society was read by thu Corresponding Secretary, tho Rev (J. <i. Owen, from which it appeared that thoy had b?en assisted In lhi;ir labors during tho past year by 37 young inon belonging to tho Union Theological Seminary, tho Now York University, and the Cornelius Institute. 2# now applicant* havi hot- n nilmittcd during the paat yoar. The receipts of tho Society for thnlast lii mouth* havo been { 2,?S2't 62; their appropriations fbr tho same poriod have boon $2,513. Reports wore al*o read from tho Ultra Agency, and from tho Wostera Kducalion Society ut Auburn ; from ttiit latter rt"!d tho former secretary, titc Rev. L. L). Hotrvll, hus beou rouioved by death, nud Urn Iter. 3. S. llowo has b'win appointed his saccoMor Tho I'hHadclphia Kilacatloual Society, connected with this society. appears to havo iit very .irojperous iiur.n.; inn ih? year unu?? lud iiiunagom at of Hit efficient Secretary. the Kev. John i'aiou. During the pam your It h is u<*Rum?d it." 4> ty of (tiding I he beneUciariee In Lane Seminary aud Marietta College, Ohio. Tho report clone* with an earneot appeal for the continued eupport and I'beruiLy of tn? cluirchoK iu iitrengttiouiug the hand* of the direct" rf, o that Miry uiuy Ik) euabiud to continnc with noro and morn efficiency an Institution no immediately connected witll the extension of tho Redeemer* kingdom.? The ftl<-rtl?n "f offlec-bcaror* for tho enxulng yoar, and MNBSOthw bWMM of u private n.vture, im fiCtnrward* gono into with closed uoor?, and reporter* were excluded Auirticnn Tcmprranco Union. Tho twelfth anniversary of the American Temperaneo Union wa* celebrated at the Tabernacle laxt evening, when, notwithstanding the rain that fell about the time of commcncing tho cxarctae, tho ballding wiu crowded to exoc.??. The Ur.iKj D:uid from tho North Carolina, having fuvnred th-< audience with *omo excellent music, tho dev. Or. Todi, of ritUQold,, opened the serrlouai Willi prayer. Cliaac'iilor Wii.wonrii tUon mado a fuw appropriate r-niuriiK. aid ouacludd h/ reading the following j interesting letter from ilia t.xceileucy liorernor Kaion. of Ve-uioiit,, to tho Ilev. Joliu Marsh. Secretary of ! the Sookty : ? Kwnnntaoit, Vt., May 4, 1818. Dear Sir?Vours of the 17th March, inviting me to iitteud the approaching Union, *an receivod in duo season. I hud delayed a reply, under au uncertainty whether I could r.uftiy promise myself the gratlocation of complying v.ith your iuvitatlon ; but, u* tho timo approaches, I urn reluctuutly c<'inpollcd to conclude that it will not bo in my power to bo prison t. It wm probably expected, thui. if I were present at your meeting, I should givo lumn account of the atate and progress of tlio temperance cuuse iu V'crmout; and, upon thin point, I am prepared to cxpreso to you my Arm coundeneo that temperance principle* uro progressing iu the State; thai tliuy art) (lowly, p"rbup*, vet steadilr. ifuinim; irround iu the cuavictiona aud feelings of our citii-Mid, notwithstanding the apparent faltering of the present year. It perliaps. geucrally understood, that of tbo voUwi cast in .March, ou tho question then submitted Cot tho popular decision, there wai a small majority in fu?or of license. And such, indeed, was tho proclamation of our Secretary of Stats. But by a mistake In transcribing the original return*, a majority in ono town of U4 against license, wo* counted an a majority of 04 in favor, making a difference of 188 votes. and leaving in tho State a truo majority of 174 against licenae. When thin error in the count was ascertained. however. it was supposed that it could not be corrected, and hence we are compelled to submit to licensee the present year, although in distinct and undeniable opposition to tho popular voice and will. But there la feeling nuiong mauy. that the mistake mast be a greater one. at least in regard to tho numbers involved, if we have to submit to the like another year The real mnjority, however, in opposition to legalising the traffic in alcoholic drinks, was. it must be confessed. fur b'Sfl than it ought to havo been. But a small majority, on compared with tho last year, was anticipated by many, as tho result of obviou* cause*, which, nevertheless, implied no yielding of the principle, that it is the right and duty of a State, as such, to restrain as far as possible tho truffle In question. The result was produced by too much confidence, and too little effort on the part of true temperance men, in connection with the fact, that a portion of those whose convictions and feelings are opposed to license*, nevertheless withheld their votes; or perhaps, in a few instances, gavo them for licenses, on the ground that tho law had been violated, and if the traffic must go on, it might, perchance, be as well to yield to It, and thus, at least, secure the revenne accruing from legalised sale An insufficient argument, indeed, to justify a moment's wavering; but It is believed that doubta of this nature have occasioned tho falling off from the vote of last year. Aud I might here state, that in many instances, dealers themselves have, in safe general terms, trumpeted their own violations of the law, iw a reason for a return to a system under which the will of the community could lay no restraint upon thoir asserted privilege. The general right of a State to regulate the traffic In spirituous liquors. few pretend to question; although in regard to the extent to which legislation can properly aud usefully interpose, there may be cavilling, there nny. with some, bo doubt llut where are we to And ev'il 'nce of the sincerity of perianal hostility to) the traffic in lntoxicatlnic drinks, and. by clcar impllea tlnn.'. to the u*e of them, if legislation doe* not tonform to declared personal opinion and principle? L'n4*r any just view of the subject, it would bo Idle to maintain l hut n people can clear themselves of rnaponfliblllty for the truiile and Its legitimate consequence*. when their law* do not utterly discountenance and condemn It. l egislative sanction mimt ever be justly regarded a* e?n?iTnlent to personal approbation, on the part of tin- individual* who constitute the majority that eon. trols the legislation of a State Important, Indeed, then, must that kind of moral eua*lon no stoutly contended for by many ever bo, which would raise lta voieii ug'tiust tho us? of ictoxieating drink* to-day, yet vol# nud legislate In favor if il?e tralllc la them tomorrow. A* a practitioner of medicine. I hare scon and deIilored, Day. huro licsil iiiuJo to weep over tho evIU of Intemp-raaco. I Larc ?wn th? miseries, tho want* and war of tho drui.kurd's faiuMy Description paints then uot with a vnidues* like that which they present themselves to Iho eye. Much 1?*? c in It convey a eon- . ception of that u?> ny nuder which thay are buru'-d Into the soul. wh"*e portion It may b? to endura them iu their living reality. And I have seen the druukard himself, too. upon hi* dying bed. and In hla dying agonies ; h-tof thi*. I would only My, Ood grant that such a sight may never meet my eyea again Tlia remembrance of such scene* I* snuicient to Imprets npon 'n<* the llfe-la*:lng ronvlelloa that it la uo trivial duty which wo may perform or neglect, at will, to e*er? every lnflu> nee whteh we can rightfnlly command, to suppress an evil an often exhibited In a life of lalaery, ftinl a death of dread and despair. but. nevertheless. law p-c*ura?? not to Interfere merely to save the dmnfc.ird from hlm*elf It only Interpose* to protect hi* fanrly and aoeiety at large Audao lura* it aUriupts to exert a restraining and controlling influence upon tho Individual. It I* but to guard other* against the evils resulting to them?resulting, not under remote and doubtful contingencies. but througi* legitimate tendencies, through "" kul inevitable and necossary consequence# And wh?t power* is a government railed upon to exercise. If it be not bound to guard Its eitisens, vhen it i>*n. ii^ainst eviia at onec m> :tpt<nlllng and ?o certain * I huvo ?om? time* been led to inquire whether some new nn'l mor^ effective Instrnineutalitina than those already willed, conld not h. brought to twurin arresting the progress of an evil which (till spreads its de*c Utions #o wldc'y around Perhaps nrrnre than Is might lie accomplished. by <ray of Impressing upon the mtn>la of tha young, as a part of their systematic education, not mcn-ly tlie dangers of Intemperance ; it# injurious elTed on and It* ruinous influence on all worldly prosperity: but its immorality?Its deep-dyed and degrading ?iekejaew. This is a which should be .vsiduon.sly and earnestly inculcated in arcry school for the youn^. But af no enlightening of the understanding and no fortification of moral nrineip! ?p would afford an adequate security arniuat the surrounding temptations, and capocially so when to increa^o th? danger. nppntile. after tie1 Inpre, ni^ht be | leaded for indulgence ?it is obvious thnt tno agencies now ordiu^rlly resorted to. cannot lie dispensed with until the provailing practices of society, as well as Its principles, shall have been once thoroughly reformed aad aorrceted Then, correct childhood, education, having no adverse influences to encounter, might maintain tlia ground and perpetuate the triumph And, m an inquiry not inappropriate in tkua connce. M?if iii in - .... ?^