Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 13, 1848, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 13, 1848 Page 1
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r7?^ I - " y. 11 a 'i*i. uj'v IHLTJ'-1 ag? | TH YYUoli No. OOU7. Anniversary Week in New York. SIXIII DAY. Aiii rlcuir lloni-d of C'oiuuaUitloiierii for Foreign Mlwtlona. Tho annual meeting of till* Eoaril took pluco yiMit?rj-_ -a il. <i..i 1. ii,. ur,.? Thaailim Krollni ivift y} ;i i iiiu luiwiuniii', ?? - huyseu. presidcut. Aftor prayer, th? following hymn was sung I lnvo thy kingdom. Lord ! Th? house of thlno abode. Tho church, our blest Redeemer *??uJ With his own precious bluod. I love thy church. O Ood ! Her wall* before thoo stand, Dear us the apple of thine eye, And graven on thy hand Kor her my tear* shall fall. Kor her my prayers ascend; To her my toils and care* be given, Till toil* and care* shall cud Beyond my highest joy 1 price her heavenly ways; Her sweat aommunion. solemn tow*. Her hymn* of love and praise. Jesus. thou friend divine, Our Savior and our King, Thy hand from evory snare and foa Shall great deliverance bring. Sure an thy truth Hliall last, To /ion nha.ll be given The brightest glories earth can yield, And brighter bliss of heaven. The Her. Rtrrri Axm:?o:i hereupon was Introduced to the meeting, and took occasion to refer to the abstract or statement of the annual roport, which showed that since May of last year, eight of the missions have been reinforced?tho South African, Syrian, Nestorlan, Bombay, Madura. China. Sandwich Islands and Choctaw, by fourteen ordained missionaries, and siztiuan nialitmit mliilnilirlH' thirl* ill nil Nineteen clerical missionaries aro undor appointment, from seven theological jaeuiinaries, with two missionary physicians and other assistant missionaries. These are all much needed in the missions. and are expected to go during the year to come; nearly all of thom in the autumu Two have been ?et apart for a mission to the Jows of Salonira, (anciently Thessalonlca.) in European Turkey. Several applications for appointments as missionaries are now before the Prudential Committeo. Thi Mission*.- The system under the caro of the Board, contains 20 mission*, about 100 stations, 150 ordained missionaries, 4 licensed preachers, 32lay helpers, and 204 female assistant missionaries;?in ull 390 sunt from this country. Associated with these, are 26 native preachers, and about 100 other native helpers; making 015 laborers among the heathen, who are dependent on tho Treasury of the Board for thoir means of support. In these missions aro 75 churchos. containing upwards of 20.000 members; 33 seminaries and boardiug-schools. containing 1.358 boarding scholars; 307 free schools, containing about 12.000 pupils; and 11 printing establishments, wt which about 000.000,000 of fiages have been printed, from the beginniug. in 30 anguages. Tho common schools at the Sandwich Islauds. containing 18,000 pupils, are now wholly supported by the native government. The number of converts admitted to the churrhcs at those islands during the past year, is reported at more than fifteen hundred. And that was the tenth year since the great iugathering to the Christian church in those Islands commenced. Though so many missionaries have been sent forth, the Prudential Committee have felt tho necessity of keeping down the expenses in the missions; and the j estimated expenditure of the financial year ending with July next, does not exceed that of tho last year by more than $0,000. It could not h^ve been made less, wmioui violence, in is win uiaae m? yvur a ? pen diture $270,000. Add the debt of last year, amountiug to $31,000. aud the proper expenditure of the year would be $301,000. And what are likely to bv the receipts ? These have been $178,000 for the first nine 'months; or $33,000 (nearly 25 per ceut) more than during the same period of time lut yoar. Should there bo an equal advance upon thu receipts in the three remaining mouths?May. Juno, July?the receipts of the current year will be $260,000; and the indebtedness of the Board will he about $41,000; it is at presont about $<10,000. The advance of 40 per cent, recommended by the Special Committee to which the subject was roferred by the Board at Buffalo, would have paid the expense* of the year, and freed the Board from debt. An advance to that amount in the remaining mouths of the year, will meet the current expenso, and leave the debt as it was a yoar ago. It should be remembered, that the last financial year commenced with a balance in the Treasury of $22.000?the result of an extraordinary legacy; that the monthly receipts had then fallen below the necessary expenditure; and that they are yet below it. This is the reason why the balance ia still on the wroug ide. Shall tho Board be enabled to enter upon it* next year free from embarrassment ' Shall it send out the goodly company of missionaries now under appointment, without the necessity of curtailing, for this purpose, the expenditure in the several missions ? The Rev. Joiim Leioiiton Wii.son. from the Gaboon Mission, in Wostorn Africa, wax introduced, and addressed the meeting. He said?Through the providence of <>od. I am about to leavo this land, after a week, for Africa ; aud as this is the first time, and probably will be the last, that 1 shall have the opportunity to address an assembly like this. I will do it with all that solemnity which a man should feel iu pleading the claims of one hundred millions of men. before a Christian public. I regret that much of the time which is permitted to me to address you, must be taken up in correcting errors And misapprehensions In relation to Africa. There is no part of the world about which there is less accurate information, than Africa. People know that it U a large country?has a large desert, and that it is populated by negroos. It has frequently been remarked (o inc. bv many in the United States, what they thought ..? ?? '_i?.. ?._ i,.,.i ... \ ...,,1 ....i Iwn* possessed of a scattered population Nothing can In> more mistaken than thie. No man can tell the actual population of that country. No mau can with accuracy tell the statistical amount of its population; hut it to variously estimated at from fifty to one hundred and fifty millions. Krom what I have seen myself. 1 should suppose the population to he nearer to the latter. In placc of lieing one hundred square miles, it is quite as largo as the most populous part of these ITuttcd Slates; and from what I have known, the population is nearer to two hundred millions. Of these one-fourth are Moors and Arabs, and belong to the nortli-eaat part of the continent. The remaining are the black race, that occupy three-fourths of the continent. We hare heard, since the commencement of these meetings, of France, of Ireland; butKrance and Ireland, and t'.-.e population of these United States, is not much more than half the population of Africa; and it is a serious thought, and it ought to be an overwhelming thought, that of these millions not one million has heard of the word of Jesus Christ. In relation to the physical ar>pearanco and natural scenery of that country, tne opinions are equally erroneous; and if any person here would but go there, lie would he greatly astouished to find Sierra Leone, the (told Coast, ('ape Mount, and many other parts of Africa, present a natural scenery uiisurpassed by any thing that I haveever seen, in any part of the world. Sailing along the coast of that country, you enter, and gain the ascent of elevated hills; you will there see beautiful valleys, rieh foliaged. with the Palmetto and cattle gra*uir nlong the valleys; and you will also see I the native village* It in Impossible to give any IJca of these villages; "nil beside*. thorn- villain* appear mi every piirt of the coast Thiwon the grain coast. nre represented hh resembling cluster* of iiay stuck*, ami they cover novoral acre* of land, and are huddled liiueh together. A stranger would la- anionislicd at the extensive fortification* that are to Ih? found around them These cant leg or fortitlcutioiis. were constructed two hundred year* ago. by the Portuguese. in lh<> time of their prosperity, to enable them to earry on the slave trade. They are huilt on tliu coast, on parts of solid rocks. aud in these fortification* ouo hundred to one thousand persons can lie accommodated or kept. During the Inst forty year* these fortification* have heen in the hand* <>f the llritish government, and aro now lined for the purpose of *upprc*sing the very trade, which they were intended to facilitate. I can offer hut lew remark* on this occasion. ?n the social and pliyslcnl condition of the country. So far tin their usages and custom* they resemble, scarcely any known part of the world. One man by hi* energy. from which he maintain* an ascendency, by working upon the credulity of the people, and nit the entire of thc*e conimiinitic*. exercises a powerful influence. There Is no security fbr life or property. The atrocities committed by these despot*, without a legislature, without law*, without courts of justice, nre unparalleled No man in that country. lie* down at night with security. Ill yoll rtlll oe ir in>m wiiruniih ;uu uiiij urrui yourself fortunate there. Vnu may often sec produced it lawle** riot, or Pinioned by witchcraft. often resulting In stripping a man of hi* property; and ho may coneiilcr himself fortunate if lie escape with hi* lift*, in relation to the form, yon hare never wltneg*eil anything of the kiml in America Thene people, having loxt all knowledge of (imi. have been thrown upon their own resource* I will state one fact, in relation to their belief i n witchcraft, anil the mean* which they resort to to rid themselves of danger. or any evil which they apprehend. They rely upon charms and witchcraft, and usually employ on these occasions picccs of brass, of iron, and other "matters of this kltwl. which undergo a sort of process; and when you go to their country, you will find that their villages, their houses, their doors, are all guarded, or exhibit what they call tliene " fetlsch" or charms, to guard them from evil. Notwithstanding this, they have no security whatsoever, for their persons or property. A man must also be very careful as to what he touches. The hair of the head, the nail of the finger, and every thing that is brought to him. must he touched or tasted, and this Is wh at they call taking a mouthful of fetlsch " This Im the kind of people; and what, then is to be done' It is nearly two thousand years since our divine Saviour said, ' Preach the gospel." Krom the l ap ii of Hood Hope, along the coast, for nearly three thousand miles, was avast populous region; und yet the soil of that country had been scarcely trodden by the foot of a solitary missionary Ten or twelve raissio nt had been established along that eoast; but they ha ve novnr been preserved. I know that these missious have been in a drooping condition?and why' Is it no thing) that no less than eight thousand children ha ve been gathered In schools, and read the word of U odf Is it nothing that the everlasting gospel has . { E NE N boon brought In eoiitaet witli one hundred families, and that tun or twulre dialect* have beou reduced to writing lu relation to lliu mission to (Jalioun, 1 will offer ouiy a few general remarks It is uow more than lire year* since weweuton to that mission The people unions whom we .went did not huow what wan our olljert. hut they nave us a cordial recaption; and frytii that time up to the psesent tiiue, wo bavo been treated with uniform courtesy. One of our ttr*t object* wa* to lit up a bamboo chapel, anil iuviU them to come and hear the word of Uoil. The Invitatiou ban boon atteuded to. When the people first cauio Into our place of worship. they observed no decorum. Men came with their hats on. tome with their pipea, and some with Kim*. We found that it waa necessary to tell them not to do ao. and they aoon gave up the practice, lu our preaching, we deemed it necessary at the rloae of the sermon, to put question* to them, and aak them aa to the impression* they had. in relation to the I nut ructions they receivod. The goapel ha* scarcely been supplied them yet. There are some there that have heard of the Lord Jesus Christ. ana wno are |r?nu?u to sett it exerting an iutlueuco that Is beginning to show iUelf. Th?t Sabbath is observed. very generally, among the people ; and. if not uuoourteous to say so, the Sabbatli. I would eveu say. Is better observed there than even in those great houses of prayer in your city. Many of them are a virtuous and a commercial people. They go in boats on trading excursions upou the rivers, and exhibit many traits of character that would be eminently worthy of a more civilized class of men. Having made these general statements, there are one or two points upon which I wish to make a few remarks. I have beeu asked about the capabilities of the African race for intellectual improvement; and I suppose it implies a doubt as to whether they are capable of any intellectual improvement. I will not go the length to say that, if they had the means of improvement. the black ruce could be made what the whitoracc is; nor cun the Chinese,the Hindoos; but yet are capable of improvement, I have brought with me specimens of education in essays, and communications from many of the pupils; and a communication in relation to two of theso pupils appeared in the Herald, which pronounces that the intellectual capabilities of these two boys are almost marvellous. I notice many astounding facts as to their capabilities. I uioutiou the fact morely to show, that one of theso has made himself a good printer, in two or three weeks?another fact, which will show the intellectual capacity of these peoplo.? An old man. after our school had been established, came to us and said, "that he wanted to make his daughter an American woman.'' or, In other words, wanted to have lior instructed. This mnn. after two or three weeks, came and learned himself. lie called, placed his datghtoron bis knoo. and learned the alphabet. He UOW rPUUH BUU wrilBS. 1 IIBVW iibu u [uilu>|?Miugui;u with that man, and I hopo his salvation in secure. I have heard it said, what sort or a climate in Africa for white in on.' If any man should go there, he must uiakc up his mind to govern his passions. Ho cannot remain there without making this sacrifice; and if ho do not, ha cannot live. There are more than three thousand white* engaged in tho slave trade on this coast. I may press this humiliating subject further?the men carrying on the slave trade live in the least salubrious part*. I hope that the Word will bo exteuded to that pooplo, and that the men of that country will obtain salvation through the Word. It was a well known fact, that the officers in the British and the French service go there for the purpose of having their names promoted. There is not a single part of that country that is not prepared for tho reception of tho gospel. 1 would also remark upon the high estimation in which tho white mon are held among the natives. Tho slave trade is giving away to lawful eominerce; but I confine myself to tho subject of tho missionary. If it be thc^desiro U> send missionaries there, one hundred, or ono thousand, all of tlieui would get a welcome. Mr. W.. nftor detailing the particulars of a visit made by him to the king's house, where ho had met men as old us 90 years, who had gladly embraced the religion of the gospel, concluded. The Kev. OaomiE H. Fiihkr, D.D., of the Reformed Dutch Church, of the city of New York: next addressed the meeting, at length, exhorting them to aid in the promotion of the religion of Christ, and its extension all over the world, and proposed a resolution to that effect. Chancellor Wai.dwortii seconded tho resolution. The following hymn was hereupon sung by the congregation On the mountain top appearing, Lo! the saered herald stands. Welcome news to Zion bearing? Ziou. long in hostile lands: Mourning captivo, God himself will loose thy bands. Has thy night been long and mournful ? Have thy friends unfaithful proved .' nave my iocs been prouu ana scormui, By thy sighs and tear* unmoved ? Cease thy mourning ; /ion (till in well beloved. God. thy God. will now restore thee; He himself appear* thy Krlend; All thy foes shall flee before thee; Here their boast* and triumphs end: Great deliverance, Zion's King will surely send. Peace and joy ihall now attend theo; All thy warfare now in pant; God thy Saviour will defend thee; Victory la thine at last: All thy conflicts Knd in everlasting rent. The Rev. Mr. Calhoi-n, from thu Syrian mission, next addressed the mectiug. and said thai he had already addressed several congregation, iu thin city, and would bo necossarily compelled to make use of statement and fact*, to which he had already referred, at meetings elsewhere, in relation to Syria, which was hi* own home. Hi* abode wa* on Mount l,obanou, which con*i*ted of a long range of mountain*, extending from the northern part of Palestine to Tyro. Sometime* one could *ee a plain of moderate extent, nnd the highest, summit of the mountain was from 10.000 to 12.000 feet. His residence win lixed in one of the lowest regions, about four miles and a half from the sea. having a commanding view of Mou-it Lebanon. Koun tains gush forth from the side of the mountain. and there are to be found villages which are erected there for the sake of safety. There arc no wells there, and it is the custom for the female part of the community to go aud bring water from these to their families. The houses are all built of stone, and they are generally one story high, with flat roofs, and with floors of earth. The people who inhabit them are the Drusei and the Maronites. John Clirysostus preached at Antiocli for fourteen year*, in the Greek language. The people, the peasantry here, were remarkable for their politeness, and a* regarded religion, they respected it. when talked upon, moro than anyother people in the world. Some three years ago. when he went from Smyrna to Syria, there broke out a civil war there. Villages were burned and hundreds of liven worn lout. and it was an American missionary. UOWptlltd liy a Syrian officer. that effected a treaty of peace All the "Kranks." a* forri(?tier h art) railed, bad to come down from their residences pending these negotiations, when all arm* were delivered up. Six missionary churches were established there: aud one of them, the most vigorous. was at Constantinople There were one hundred member*, confuting of thirty women and seventy men. and out of thin sevcuty were ton acting missionaries The Hov. Mr. C. went on to review the history of Voltaire, who wa* originally a Catholic, and l>ocamc subsequently an infldrl?but. on his deatli-l>ed. again became a Catholic?Talleyrand did the same?but such converts a? they could make in Syria would never change, once having been enlightened by the Gospel. God was in those parts of the earth as ho was here and every where; and he hoped that the labors aud prayers of those around him would promote the cause of the Gospel in the Syrian laud. The Rev. Mr. I'omikov. of Ilangor. Maine, next addressed the meeting lie had l?eeu in Syria, and would like that he had more tiuie than was permitted to dwell upon the subject, He tlrst became acquainted with his brother, who preceded him. at Mouut Lebanon, and cheerfully concurred in ull that had beeu aaid by him. In relation to the people of those region*, tie had looked from the rear of bin bouse, down tho valleys and slope* of thi* hill, and saw no less than fltty-ono villages surrounded with the olive and tho palintree. looking beautiful aud picturesquu. Mr. I', went on to say, that, the Greek* bad but one million of people under their own government, under King Otho. There were sevoral. however, iu the Turkish Knipiro, and they bad their patriarch at Constantinople. The Jews had their Patriarch, or (irand Rabbi. there also; and the Armenians had their 1'atriarrh. also, at Constantinople. These had both civil and ecclesiastical authority. Schools were established at Athens, where was also an university, and the press there wa* free. They would not allow the King to touch the press After drawing a vivid picture of the degraded and demoralized condi> tlon of the Jews, who bad no less thau six synagogue* in Constantinople, and describing their form of worj ship, as unmeaning mummery, he went on to dwell upon the great Held that lay open there fur missionary ' labor among the Mohainedaus. the Nestorians. the | Turks, tho ( reeks, be.. Sic., and concluded his address. I exhorting the audience to aid the missionary iu the | cause off hristlan truth, ami the propagation of the | Gospel, and vindicated the missionaries in this quarter. from thi' aspersions that had been cast upon them by some of their friends at home. The following hymn was then sung : ? Shall we. whose souls lire lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we to men benighted 1 IIP mmp m me ii<> iiy Salvation. () xalvation ! The joyful sound proclaim, Till earli remotest nation Haw learned Messiah's name. Waft, waft, ye winds, hid story. And you. ye water*, roll. Till, like a sea of glory. It spreads from pole to pole; Till o'er our ransomed nature. The l.amli for sinners slain, Redeemer. King. Creator. In lillss returns to reign. Benediction was then pronounced, and the meeting adjourned. American nnd Korrlgn Bible Norlrty, The eleventh anniversary meeting of the above Society was held In the meeting house of the flrst llaptlst Church, :i60 Droomi' street, yesterday, and was most numerously and respectably attended. Hev W < O'Rorr opened the proceeding* by i reading a chapter from tbc Scriptures, after which m w ro EW YORK, SATURDAY prayer, appropriate to tho occauion. wu offered up by the Kev John bate* The Rev. Dr. Conk, Preaideut, briefly explained the otyecl of tbo meeting, and exprensed himself inuoli delighted at the happy result* with which tho exertiouM of the Auiericua and Foreign bible Society arc being crowned ; and h<> particularly congratulated all who wore devoted t<> the dilTiirtioii uf the sacred Scriptures on tho vaat amount of good which had boon acconi plishvd by their Society during the pant eventful year. William Coloatk, K?q., Treasurer. then read bin report. which wan very voluminous. hut wu throughout ! most interesting, unit calculated to give a fresh stiuiuj lua to all who patronised the Society. The balance 1 remaining In the treasuay since hut year amounted to ' $2,013. while the receipts during the last year have amounted to $31,521 10. ! The publications of the year amount to 17.08# Hi- ; hies, and 33,877 Testaments. leaving a total of 50.805; ! and the whole uumher hitherto published by the society at the depository, in 202.734. The issues of the year have been 14.157 Bibles, and 20.002 Testaments. The whole number of volumes of xacred scripture published at the expeuse of the society iu foreign lands, previously to May 1st. 1840, amounted to 300.000. The , uumber published in the depository Is 202,734. leaving a total of the volumes published by the American und Foreign Bible Society of 502.734. The society is stereotyping, iu (iermuny. a portable German Testament, aud isaddiug to its stock of plates at the depository, a set for a nonpareil 12mo. Bible, aud another for a deuodeoimo reference Bible. They have a French Bible uoarly printed, and an Italian one is being prepared for the press. The receipts and operations of the society are evidently on the increase. The fiscal year just closed was shorter than any of its predecessors, consisting only of cloven months and sis days. In this time a larger aniouut of money has been received than in any period of the same length siuce the society was organized. It exceeds the amouut received during the same period last year by more than $3300. while the expense of agencies has been less by nearly $1200. The society maintain! six colportcurs in Germany, exclusively ougaged In scripture distribution. Rev. J. G. Oncken, under whose direction they act. urges an increase of the number with the view of the groat tield of labor, the facilities for doing good, and the success attendant upon present efforts. This success has been bi-yond anticipation; great numbers have been converted. Brother Oncken writes Kivo thousand and forty copies of the word of God left the depot during the past year, aud have been distributed in iiinflt iiAPt.4 of I Imtmmun v tin nrrurv SSwit vnrln ml Alaiinn Denmark And Poland. Jews aud (Jentllos. Protestants and Romanl'atholics have been enriched with Heaven's bunt gift; aud sinners. from eaoh of these classes, have experienced that the word of the Lord !h like a hammwr breaking the heart of stone, and then like a precious balm, healing the wounded spirit. No longer dare we ask in the voice of complaint Who hntli believed our report ?"' but rather exclaim with holy aud grateful astonishment:?' Who has begotten us these ?" The changes and revolutionH in Europe, and the rapid progress of liberal principle*. have added a new interest to tho operation* of the Society, and created increased demands for the sacred scriptures." Tho Hon. D. A. Bokkkk then moved the acceptance of the report, and said : Tho operations of the Society during the past year, so full of goodly results, aud the auspicious circumstances under which it is working at present, afford ample reason for satisfaction and congratulation to Its friends and supporters. And those happy re.-'Ults and circumstances arc producing their effects upon those friends and supporters themselves. This is sufficiently indicated by the large receipts of the present over the past year. It Is true that people don't incline to devote their time and energies to the forwardiug of religious institutions with that zeal and perseverance which they evinco in the ordinary avocations of life. They still have some excuse; they want eloquence, they want talent, or they want something to adapt them for the diviue work. But for anything belonging to the affairs of this world, they have, iu all their various occupations, sufficient talent, sufficient zeal, and sufficient persevcrence. This arises from our nature?from our depravity But we are now in an age of progress?ay. and far advanced in that ago. To illustrate this, we have only to contrast tho position and the eondition of man at the present with what he was in tho 15th century, when the world was groaning under despotism, political and religious?when even a man's thoughts were chained down, so that he dare not utter thein But ever sinco, those chains have gradually been bursting. As mau became enlightened, his spirit struggled for release from its bondage; but, iu latter years, scarcely any chaius. however strong, can smother it. It is bursting forth like the lava of a volcano, aud destroying all that obstructs its way. Now. what is this great moral revoInt.inn tn hi* ivt t ri liiitiwl tn' fit* rnni*nivoil \i. wmu t rt thn art of printing. This great art produced food for the mind, which led it to think; and thin thinking?thin food, produced thoae effect* Nor wax this great art of printing a philosophical discovery. It was not the result of philosophical research or investigation. It was merely accidental; at leant, it 8eemcd acdidentai; but many conceiTed they saw in it the hand of Him to whom " every knooahall bend."' However, it in a fact worthy of serious attention, that the Holy Bible was I he very first book printed after the discovery of that great art. Uoes not thiH accord with the opinion entertaiued by the Christians of that age. who ascribed the discovery in question to the Author of all good? Docs the circumstance not reuder their opinion a reasonable. a plausible one? Why. then, should we waver in our support of the Bible Society? He trusted they never would, and hoped that its coffers would ever continue full to overflowing. And all they were called upon to do was to combiue zealously, heart and soul, for the furtherauce of the great work, for tlie dissemination of the Book of Books, that shows us that we are not in the full possession of all those rights and privilegeswhich niau from his birth is entitled to. He would now close his erude observations, and allow more competent persons to occupy theattontion of the meeting. The Rev. Mr. Daklimi then rose, and proposed the following resolution : Resolved. That the Repirt. an abstract of which lias been read, bs printed, and circulated under the direction of the Board. He would premise by congratulating the Society before that public meeting, as an Incorporated body.? Most of those present were aware that the efforts of the Society "were long and arduous for tho obtainment of the charter which thus incorporated them. It is true, we met with great, with powerful, opposition from year to year. But our most zealous opponents might at length say. "one effort more on the part of the Bible Society, and we are defeated." Justice may indeed for a time be withheld, but it must at length be conceded; it must triumph, it cannot be any longer smothered. We were often defeated in the skirmishing, but we conquered in the war?we triumphed in the ultimate battle. What enabled them to do that but their untiring assiduity?their perscverence?? He would congratulate them on this persevcrence. and he trusted it would always be their motto.? We gained this glorious charter by a majority of two-thirds of the members of the legislature; and what was (till more gratifying, they obtained itself and all the rights appertaining to it. without the formality, or the humiliation on their parts, of a special act of the legislature having been framed on the subject. This, he would repeat, was most pleasing?it was peculiarly so to him, for he should confess that he did not at all like to be going and cringing to the legislature, begging of them to grant concessions of any kind. He particularly disliked soliciting them for such as he was referring to. and for various reasons It did not. in his mind, seem reasonable to be asking such a charter of an assembly, among whom there were so many unconverted men. lie appreciated the principle in which it wiib obtained, because such a mode of acting In relation to religious affairs. keep* the church Ktill independent of the State 11 in own optnKin of the church and State wan. that the less they have to do with one another?the lean familiarity tlmt arisen between tliem. the better for the church [LMghtef.] Il<- would hero observe, that he was glad the people of Kuro|i? were beginning to take the same view of the matter; aud he trusted to nee it soon fully uud generally Bcted upon; for no view wan more important to the church. Ho would attempt to illustrate thin by an Irish anendote. I11 the south of Ireland there lived together !t man and wife, sometime ago, for seven long year*. before ever they disagreed with each other on any point whatever There is a tradition In that country, he understood, (for he waa not an Irishman.) there was a tradition liy which any couple who thus lived together for seven years without any disagreement were entitled to a Hitch of bacon! | l.aughtcr.] Whether they received this reward or not. lie was uot able to say ; but certain it was. that in a short tline subsequently they differed, and mutually veied each other. They belonged to the lower grade of society; the little disagreement. whatever was the nature of it. prevented them from speaking to each other for a few days. At the end of these few days they were sitting together at the tire. In their house, and neither spoke to the other, but seemed quite thoughtful. At length the cat and dog began to frisk about together, and fondle one another. Thin caused the woman(to break silence She said Now. Paddy. I'ompey and I.ibby are together (meaning the cat and dog) since ever we were married and you see they never fell out yet! And when they, the poor animals, chii agree so long. I think 'tis a shauie for a man and wife tlint tln>y could not agree." " Aw ! that's nil very good | !'? ?(<*; but let. you tie them together f?>r awhile till yon dee wilt they continue j to agree so well afther " [Laughter.] Now. I he (the Hot. Mr. |l)arling) thought It was the same with the Church and the State. An long as rach wad independent of the other they might agree well. Dut tie them together, as Paddy said. and It is then the State would begin to dhow It* temporal authority; then it would peek to dietiito. and expert, if not enforce, obedience from the Church He should not occupy the time of the meeting at such length; but dome of his reverend brethren who had intended to he present to address them were unable to attend. This might plead his (Mr. Darling's) excuse, If he trespassed upon them a little longer lie would flrst call to their minds the great anil startling events which have surprised the world during Ihe padt eventful year. Not to mention the vadt commotion* which had taken place in Knrope. the dedtruetlon of monarchied which had erfsted for aged.there had. he wan dorry to say.sufficient taken place in their own happy country to show them the necessity of spiritual watchfulness. How many thousands of their countrymen many of them the personnl friends

of those whom he addressed--how many thousands of them had been carried off during the past year' Mow many thousands have diseases' and was brought to the dark grave fann amongst them? And many of these in the prime of youth, and In tn? vigor of Uf?. Did not theia coital* . _____ >RK I MORNING, MAY 13, 184 derations show the necessity which existed of waking a provision for tin- future' In tin? midst of these con- | tinguncies, hu was for |di*suiuinatinn the scripture* uuiongst the people, and for doing away with their foolish traditions doing away with all traditions, except such as were corroborated by holy writ, lie wan also for having the Hihle translated for every people, iuto their rcrnacuianr tongue; und not partial translations either, lie did uot agree with those who thought proper to have part of the scriptures in their own language. and another in Greek, or Hebrew He wan op poled heartily to this system, because he thought it wax a system fraught with danger to the generality t?f those who read such translations In reference to tradition. he would further observe, that when a person quotes a passage of scripture, for those who are influenced by tradition, they tell ut what Saint Cyprian said, what Saint Augustine said, and ^thousand other things of the same nature But he believed there were none of his hearers there that day. who would feel at a loss what to say or reply, were they referred to such fancied words, or assertions, of t'vnrlmi or 4uiru?tiiie It is not ? yjirian or Augustus that wo follow; tliey tiro uot tho foundation of our faith. or our religion. and why. thou. should we put tlu>ir words, even supposing tlieiugcuuiiio. on a parallel with the pure uud holy words of Scripture' iiut if the people were encouraged to read tho Bible, even they, with all their prejudTcus. would throw tradition to the wiud*. when they found it inconsistent with Scripture. This fact he could illustrate lu varioUH ways He would give them one instance. Some year* Hince. a eontroverny arose between a I'resbyteriau milliliter in Ireland and some of his neighbors, on tho sutyoct of baptism The minister contended for infaut haptiMii. and iiis opponent contended for adult baptism; and eacli referred to Scripture. The discussion naturally excited the curiosity of tho people who heard it. and accordingly they referred to the texts of Scripture relied upon by each of the ontrovertists. Aftor studyiug those texts, they came to the conclusion that not one of them indicated the necessity of baptism of any kind. To gratify their curiosity wtiil further, they set about searching the whole Bible, to see whether it incMl?ated baptism. But the result of their researches was a tirm. unalterable opinion that it did not. Thev then heard, for the first time, there were such people as Baptists, and immediately founded for themselves, in the little town of Banbridge. the tlrst llaptist church ever built in Ireland. He would repeat that the scriptures were his motto? the scriplures in their purity, aud iu tho veruacular? not. as ho observed before, one part in the vernacular and another iu the Wreck or Hebrew. When it is seen that Methodists. Kpiscopaiians. Presbyterians, and vurious other sects, alt unite in what is called the Kvaugelieal Alliance, uiuiiy ask. why don't the Baptists join them ? Then he would answer the question. It was simply on account of what he had just beeu referring to?it was because cacli of those different sects agreed in the auomaly of leaving words in their translation of tho Bible i|Uito unaltered, just as they stand in the original. We are for a total, liberal translation of tho sacred volume, leaving every word.without note or comment. The reverend gentleman here went on to adduce different instances in which people differed as to tho real significations of words thus left untranslated in the Knglish versions of tho bible. Now supposing that a governor of a State or city were to draw up a Greek proclamation, intended to invite the people under his jurisdiction to a meeting on a particular day, mr some particular una miportitui purpose; supposing t lint ho gave thin proclamation to bo translated into the language of the people for wborn it wan intended, and that ft ho translator left n word here and there untranslated?then if those words, or any of them, represent the day. tho hour. bo., upon which the meeting was directed to huvn,beon holden. what a material difference it would make ? It wan the Name an regarded the Bible?an important word was an liable to be left untranslated. as an unimportant one. But there in no word in scripture language unimportant; there is no word in it superfluous or insignificant. These were briefly his reasons?they were,the reasons of the Baptist community, for declining to join the Kvangclical Alliance. But who would not condemu the I'apists, who strive to keep nil in the original?who strive to keep tho people in total darkness We tliiuk it bad enough to hide even a word or two. In perhaps a page?how, then, must we think of those who keep all They say, for- | sooth, that if permitted, the uneducated would only read the Bible to their own destruction. But there it something else under this. The real truth is. they want to keep the people in darkness. Notwithstanding all this, they now hear a great deal about the liberality of the present Pope. Ho remembered bearing one of his brethren reading a bull from Pope Gregory XVI. In that bull, the clergy of the ltoinish church were called upon iu the most peremptory manner, to exercise nil their influence against what it designated '-the insidious snares of the Bible societies.'' He was present in the Tabernacle when the present Pope was eulogised, as the most liberal and best of men; but he never kept his seat with so much difficulty as when ho heard this language uttered. And wliyf He was aware of his having reiterated the higottcd language contained iu the bull issued by Gregory, to which he referred awhile ago. He was aware that the man thus lauded had in the loth century. designated the friends nud supporters of tho BiMo societies as heretics" Sc. &c. Here the Rev. gentleman read an extract fromla bull issued by the present Pope, a few years since, in confirmation of what he asserted, in reference to the Roman pontiff.? He went on to contend that any man who peremptorily prevented the people from the perusal of the word, which was written for their lcumiug. could not with any reason bo regarded "liberal "' Bishop Butler, of the Romish Church, disseminated tho same doctrine ?lie laid down as a maxim, that the reading of the scripture in the "vulgar tongue.'' was altogether at variance with the moot serious doctrines of the church. As hu intimated before, the reason of this was obvious. He would illustrate tho effect a contrary course would be sure to produce; and he would then close. He would use another Irish anecdote for this purpose. He was not himself an Irishinuu; but he certainly admired the ready wit and remarkable shrewdness of expression which characterized the people of that country. In the Instances he wa.< now about referring to, there was a man in one of the upper provinces, who earned his bread by rearing milch cows, and soiling their inilk. His wife used to milk them, and conduct all the business of the dairy. But he happened to get a Bible which he sometimes read. The priest heard of the fact, and went to his house. " Paddy,'" said he haven't you not a bible?" Musha. faith I hare, your reverence, and a beautiful book it is, too." said I'at. ' Ah. but you know. I'addy, Paddy, it is not fit for you to read it." ' Why so. your reverence?" ' Oh. I'addy. I'll prove that to you."? Well, if you be afthcr doing that. I'll not read it any more ; but if not, I'll read it always, for I like it very groat." The priest thcu went to a text in the testament and read it to Paddy, endeavoring to show that all, except the clergy, are but babes in their relation to, or knowledge of. the scriptures ; that they should not meddle with them, but hear them expluined by the clergy. " Mush, a faith I donno that.your reverence." said Pot, for a short time ago, when Peggy (his wife) was sick I got another one to milk the cows and lake care of the butther : but faith it was little of the hurthcr I got during thin. ami I think it might be the same with the Scriptures, if I left them all to the priests to read, 'tis little of the good of tlieiu would como to my share." (I.oud laughter.) The Rev. gentleman here resumed his seat, and was warmly cheered. The Ilcv. Mr. Bk*nett then arose, and proposed the next resolution. Resolvod. That the political, social, and religious elevation of mankind, can be accomplished only by the universal dissemination and influence of the sacred scriptures. Having made some preliminary observations. Mr. Bk.n.nftt said : lie was very much struck by the perusal of some of the letters from brethren in foreign parts, particularly with that from Brother Sutton. That went on to say. that our best assistants are those who know the scriptures, and the best Christians are those who pore most over their sacred pages. Without the Bible we could do nothing. Its influence was like that of the sun maturing the productions of the earth. The blessed results which have flowed from what we have nl ready done.should be rnimnh tontimulate un toget on in the same courae continually even should wo hoi- nothing nothing eine accruing from it. for those results urn count lean It in a grand tlint the minil In not capable of conceiving their great ncns; figures could not enumerate their numhrr. In not thl? cliMrini;.' Should It not stimulate them to renewed exertion*? Tin- no*. it thrown the ae?d boldly and confidently. because he known it will grow. liut have we nut a nimihtr encouragement ? Don't we know what wc arc nowing.' Don't we know what Bible* arc? Wc know, to unc the wordn of a (treat modern writer, that a l?ook in "the preeloun llfe'n blood of a master nplrit." Wc imbibe from it the thought* of the writer we arc led to think like him. from a frequent ntmly and permit of it. The hintory, the character of a nation, may lie determined by a book. And when thin was true of mere human pro- J duetions. what arc we to nay of the influence of the I liible' What, were we today of that which wan emplia- , tically railed the nword of tho Spirit' When bethought upon these fact*, and then upon tile vast miuiberof Itlhles this society ban distributed during the pant year. | anil iluritijf tile time it ban been ill existence, he felt a degree of pleasure which it wan impossible to give tfxprennion to. By the exertion* of the no- ' eiety the man in the wilderness has hail the liible put Into bin hand, and while lie looks over Its sacred pages the King of Kingn|wlll come*down out of bin chamlier In the nkicn. and open bin mind and hi* understanding lie had in hi* mind, a moment nince. , something different from that which he was now addressing them upon It wan not. they would remember. mere individual conversion*whirh^the Lord had promised, but the conversion of whole nationn; and not only no. but the time will come when thone great and glorioun conversion* will take place in one day ! Wc are fast approaching to this awful period, and according a* wc are. circumstance* are arining calculated to strengthen our faith in thi* promise. The liible i* every day gaining ground, and man i* becoming ipore and more enlightened Christianity is breaking to piece* the chains that had so long bound it Kuncrntitlon in vaninhinir like ilie thn mist of tlie morning. Billow* of opinion arc clashing against one another. Those who had lx?en held in thraldom by falsi* systems of religion are growing tired of the absurdities they had day after day to meet with iti their churrhe* 'i'he shrewd and Intelligent. an well as the volatile and careleM. are all for change. Are not these gratifying fart* ? Now a word as to nominal Christianity The false religion of antichrist was hilt partially destroyed at the time of the Reformation: but now It was palpably diving way on every side: in every quarter This l!>th century helield papal Home palpably changing her position She is endeavoring to form a safe position; but that she never again can Uo. Now he hmmhmimmmmamtf ? TP HA m. Jji JtV A.. 8. would auk what I* l>ri>ik>"K about thin consummation ' Wuh it uot thi- Bible ' The Rev KenUuiuuii here conrluih-il with the evldeut applauxe of the meeting who wariuljr cheered hint. The Rev. Mr. Thompson then ro?e and propotud the following resolution* "Ro?olv?J That In view of th? iu<H?|M)Qiiiblii iieremiity anil divine cfllcacy of the ho rip I III 1-1 111 1111* ITIIIIOUI y ill 11 u mil II nitnilkiiru mill. tin- wr ?'i n <>l translating. printing aud distributing biblex. should bi> uriHWouUid with augmented vigor both abroad aud at home " >lu. (Mr TlmuipHun) had been mi much accustomed to appearing before tin* public, that he did not think It necessary to enter into any apologies for trespassing upon their attention for a few minutes. | Ills brother, who had just, sat down. had made allusion to ; that great and good man, Milton, in reference to the | opinion he hax left recorded respecting thu Holy Uible. Hut he (the Kcv. Mr Thompson.) had never Been any j thing on the subject morn truly beautiful than what he had mentioned in bin letter to the Duke of Savoy, at I the time persecution was rife in that country Besides, > it wax from the Bible he had drawn the sublimost idea* , In hi* " Paradise Lout In a word, he would cinphati- | caily nay.that if any thing in thin life hax bueu fully aud | clearly demonstrated. it in the fact, that the world j Knows nothing of civilization but what It hax learned from the Uible ! In those countries wherein the Bible lx not known, lu what point of view can man be said to bo elevated ' lx he elevated in such countries politically. civilly and religiously ? The iloman Catholic powers are still exercising every eiTort to prevent the efficacy of the Bible Societies. Let the societies rememlier this; let tbein bear It in mind, aud thoy will ultimately be able to conquer all opposltlou. After a few further observations the llev gentleman concluded, aud the doxology having been sung the meeting separated. In conscqucncn of the inclemency of the weather, there were very few persons present In the evening. THE SERMON. The Rev. Mr. Tvmiiuu preached from the 27th verse of tho 'lint chapter of the prophesy of Kzekiel? ' I will overturn, overturn, overturn, until he conies, whose right it Is. aud I will give it him." The eye of man first turns upon the thing* which belong to nature. Ideas of possession and harmony turns to his mind, and he goes so far as actually to remodel his personal form He is an individual, but possesses not those beauties which belong alone to Ood. Man is tlxud in his sphere, even as the stars are Uxed in theirs. The divine takes the placo of the mortal and spiritual. It enters not only into the life of the lndiviillliil. hilt. titlrMH itnuHitniliitn 1?iM tumrt Tim fit enjoy life belong* to man. The principle is taken in the divine government. To become free and happy in the great purpose of life. He that sin no til against (tod hurtetli bin own soul; and. like the wounded serpent, coils and turns to sting his own soul, llence the history of all national decay. It covers communities and States with decay. (Jod himself is judge and reigns. He has thrown around man the ramparts of his love. Over the sea of human passion hovers the sacred law of necessity, and it is impossible for kingdoms to deny the supremacy. The nation, says Ood. that will not serve mo, shall suffer. ' I will overturn it until he comes, whose right it is, and I will give it him." Right must not fail, and if it cannot.ln prosperity. It must in ruin. As the Norway woodman lives in his hut and hears the raging te.mpest. he crouches in fear. To die at the root is as bad as the conflagration. The llusli may be upon the cheek, hut decay may be in the heart Periods of reform may come. but revolution has been the fate of nations; and now nothing but the pyramids of the desert mark the place where stood the City of the Plains; that home is desolate, and the people dead. Rome was once a powerful nation, but now she is feeble and apprcssed. Revolution had the sway, and the liberty so anxiously looked for by the ltaliaus have fallen ; that whole country is convulsed with revolutions. All Kurope has. indeed, felt the electric shock, and is convulsed by revolutions. It is the work of a divine avenger, or a divine reformer. God is there, and when lie arises with His awful frown to see His grace despised, He will be found impartially severe. The reign of Christ is the reign of freedom and righteousness. These are the workings of revolutions. So long as tlio content is kept up. man will perish. Our (bid lives to destroy the improprieties of the heart, or destroy the man. Most of monarchies now in existence will soon pass away, or undergo very material changes. Those have been days of steam engines and printing presses ; but this is the day of revolutions. Death is proclaimed to be an eternal sleep, and life is as grass ; here to-day and gone tomorrow. The power now raging Is worked up by Omnipotence, and now wonders will spring up in the very track of desolation, and again will the star of Kdcn bloom. With regard to France, her neonle have noblu traits, though changeable; they are kind nail generous. and are possessed of mauy virtues. They navo for years been swuyed by tho hand of physical power, and were very Muvox. Franco had apparently reached the supremacy. in the days of Kent-Ion; she had a powerful church without, but weak within. That country ban diminished in wealth by oppression. warn, and expensive clergy it was a pageant of ruiuous expense, and pageant only. Louis XVth ascended the throne without a virtue, and his course was to trample upon and crush his people. Louin XVIth also ascended the throne with his young queen, who was so beautiful that she would scarcely set her foot upon Uod's earth, 'i'hey were too youug to rule, as they themselves exclaimed, and the result of their reign was bloody.? The people were glutted with blood, and tlicy easily bowed to the conqueror Napoleon, who overturned and overturned until he fell, and tyranny and Jesuitism shook hands; but (tod looked upon it. and would not suttee it to prosper.? Louis Philippe came next; and it was naturally to be supposed, from Ills long exile, that he would rule judiciously. But the old Bourbon spirit rose, and avarice was his aim; he forgot that (tod placed him upon the throne; he oppressed the people, and. in his power, (tod took from him his power. Here was this man. one of the most powerful mouarchs of his day; but tho throne tottered beneath him; it fell?and now bis power is gone. It is (tod that doeth these things. Where is now their power and renown? The whirlwind of (iod's wrath has stripped the throne. Lombardy has tasted of the spirit of reform, and even Hussia trembles, while all America, to tho remotest part of Oregon, claps her hands for joy. The day predestined by God for the overturning of the nations of the earth is at hand, and the house of the Lord shall be placed upon the mountains The work is in the right channel, ami in (tod's own time will lie bring peace to the lands of Kenelon, ( alvin.and Luther. Lamartine. now at the head of government of France, says that he believes in Christ, because of his great mercies; aud the Bible points to the beauties of his grace; and no tender flower, the most l>eautifiil that ever blossomed in the cottage window, can compare with tho beauty of tho light of the Bible. For nearly six thousand years has the world been going on revolution. and the tiuie has come when (iod worketh iih sceineth him best. I'rayer was then offered, and the congregation din missed. r '-Tirwr rHil.ALEi.rHl*, May 13. 1848. Summer Weather?Drest?Italian Opera?Biicaccianti ? Theatricals?Politicly ^-t. The weather for tho pant few day* ha* been unseasonable, though not unpleasantly cool; yet every body shows a disposition to approach tho wimple costume of our great progenitor*. Adam and Evo. which the approaching warm months demand. Uaiue and muslin< therefore, predominate, a* materials for street dress with the ladies. while linen coat* and pant*. and white hats have been generally seized upon by the gentlemen. I have read your articles about the great Alitor Place Opera failure in New-York, and deem them extremely just, judging from the way things proceeded when the company were here. There was but little prudence, economy, or system exercised ; but every thing went upon the helter-skelter principle The acting managers. (Messrs Sanqulrico it I'atti.) did not seem to ku?w what they were about, and I suppose the whole cause of their want of truthfulness fn carrying nut engagements with certain artitlet. Uiseacelanti. for instance, must be laid at the door of those behind the throne, who have suceeeded in embarrassing and destroying the whole enterprise in New-York. Albconi was in our city a few days since, endcavori ing to get the Chestnut street Theatre for Benedutti. ' Hossi. Trufll. and I presume the whole of the old troupe, I but without success ; that place lieingengaged for some months to come by Messrs Dinmore and I.ong. for the representation of Kthiopian operas which, by the way. are nightly crowding it. An attempt was subs<><|uently made to procure the Walnut, but with what success I have not learned. 1 think, however. Marshall's engagements with stars, to say nothing of his own company. will not permit him to lease his theatre, at least until tho cl?se of the season, some time in July?too late In all probability for Albeonl and his troupe.? Welch's National might have lieen obtained, hail it not lieen for Its engagement a few days since by the NewOrleans French opera company, who are coining here very speedily, and who will probably continue with us for some time during the warm months Hiseacriantl has ongaed the Musical Fund Mali, for the 17th. Wednesday, when she will give a concert, assisted by her husband. Perelll. and Novell!. This exquisite singer is well appreciated here; Indeed, her name is a tower of strength as an attraction to the j musical world of Philadelphia, place it where you may. rerclll aim iNovciu arc also greatly admired i>y oiu eitineiis. R In the way of theatricals. I havo nothing especial to ! communicate. Brougham's comedy. (a very pleasant ( trifle) has been playing at the Walnut with fair cue- J ce?*. while "Jakey" anil hi* "g'hal" carry all before them at the Arch. The handsome and talented Mrs. , Josephine Kussell. still is the rhief attraction at Pial>. ] I hear that ( harlcs Dihilin Pitt'* frienda. In thin city, propose gitting up alieneflt for him at the Walnut, in a few week*. He In an excellent actor, and ha* a large number of admirer* here, lie i*. besides. an elegant *cholar and a mo*t accomplished gentleman. Politic* are *o-*o. The Chinese Museum ha* been engaged for the great whig convention, and in a few week* our city will be running over with patriot*, while the air will be greatly disturbed by Kpeeche* and gesture*. General Taylor ha* evidently headed off Mr. ( lay for the present, by his letter to somebody In Louisiana, which the Hon. Amlrew Stewart, of this State, set to resolutions, the other day. in the Hou*e of Itepresentatives many who hare hitherto put their backs upon him In the whig ranks, having by means thereof, chopped square about. The whig skies, then, look Taylorlsli at present; but how long they will remain so. your correspondent cannot ?ay The little differences In the Ruchanan ranks are healing up. and as the Baltimore convention approaches, a wild and uuiteU bod/are hi* fricndi be ld! Price ?Two Cento. coming 1'hn iittoMpU ?ti th<> p irt of cm-taln J??in > craU iu Spring Harden to--inaki< a inan" ?b>>at tli? Collator tmi I'oUni.t-itiT. h:?rn. I I) oiiUuil iu *iuok? lloth of tlx-iu worthy Kiuitli'uifu itro at any rato. an calm in c.lorln May limy louj ooutinu<* iu thin Mtatu of (lulightful rnpj?n Col I'.-H'i U >? pluaaaut '< UiiiiiillMii. mid ii hiirh?*I<?r. wlill** l)r Luh in in. I'vury body know*. ii'<vor hut an unkind Word or thought for iiny oroatiire In thin wid? world K.acli mav possibly bo, Internally a little nervous at> >ut thn next Presidency (f??r thereby h*ng-i perpetuity of office), but, I repeat. tlio exterior of l> )tli is a< soft and smiling hi iiiw of these lii-iiutifnl ui irniwfs Iu thn " merry month of May.-' BKOWN, Jr lUurtm-. Altulin. The R?:c?:ptiom partt on no4Un or thh Pacbkt Ship Sr. D??.ms.?Tito splendid new packet ship St Denis. the name of which belong* to tho saint under whoso protection lit tho fair land of republican France, wan thrown open, on Thursday morning, to the visitor*, by its enterprising owners, Messrs Boyd and lllncken. In spite of the bad weather and the rain pouring, as n fait rxprti, against the pleasure proposed by the iuvitod guests, tho party went off io a very creditable style. The owners, and I'apt. Howe, of the St Denis, In a very deserving spirit of politeness. surrendered their ship to thn committee of the Krench Benevolent Society, who used their best exertions to render the party agreeable to all present. At eleven o'clock, the national Hag of France, united to our star spangled bauner. was hoisted with the uttered Krench cry of war: Monljoie, St. limit, which led so often to battlo and victory the Kings of the second race of France, under tho reign of the sacred oriflammt. Soon after the visitors arrived, In separata flocks of pretty young ladies and fashionable young men. all ready to cujoy themselves as best they could. An excellent band performed the liveliest dances of their repertory, and the party having Invaded the between deck, which was cleared fore and aft, the quadrilles, polkas and waltxes went on,and were attended by all present. To tho hrothors Delmonlco had been left the care of preparing an excellent amhieu. which was suread over two tables, erected for wiml the tuiiin hatch. The refreshments, oaken, Ico creams, Jellies and other excellent delicacies, wero served in profusion and tasted with great amour by all tho sweet li|>H. whoso kixxeH would have liuuu surely butter appreciated than the cako kisses of Messrs. Delnionico. Tho party delighted, enchanted, and not the leant dispirited despite the bad weather, loft tho St. Denii* almut 6 o'clock, leaving with her and tho gallant captain thoir bent wishes for a profitable and speedy passage to la htllr. Franco. While the delicacies wero being handed round, and the company enjoying thu hospitalities so generously , extended, wo accompanied the captain on an expedition through the various saloons and apartment*, both below and on deck. The main saloon, which in generally tho first part of the ship a visiter enters, la under the poop deck, as in other packet*, and extends as far forward as the mainmast. Tho saloon itself is 00 feet in length, containing large and elegantly furnished state rooms for 37 first class passengers, and is finished in a style entirely new. which for splendor and richness of cabinet work, trimmings and tapestry, is unequalled, even by our Hudson river palace* The order of architecture observed throughout this spacious apartment appears to be purely Gothic. The sections or panneling, are of richly polished satin wood, wainscot ted and otlierwise ornamented with walnut, mahogany and Zebra wood. Tho beautifully designed arches over tho state room doors, are supported on either side by clustered columns of Natin wood, on imitation marble pedestals. ami surmounted with capitals, partaking partly of the (lothie order, tastefully carved and ornamented with gilded wreaths. Tho coiliug is enriched with burnished gold mouldings; tho masts encased In tho most costly description of walnut and satin woods, and the furniture covered by royal purple velvet. The carpeting. and all other appointments, in this exquisite iipartment. evince a degree of tasto on the part of the designer worthy of praise. Adjoining thta, and entered either by a staircase from tho deck, or a door leading from the gentlemen's saloon is a neat apartment appropriated to the ladies. It is finished rather in the dor in style; but superior to the other in its furniture, tapestry, and appointments. 1 he state rooms are ull large. comfortable una convenient; more ho tliun tin- sleeping appartuienU of many of tlio hotels through the|country A great Improvement has been introduced intho way of bedding; Instead of feather or hair mattrasses. India rubber beds mid pillows, filled witb air, have been nub* stitwhich, wliilx they offer all ease and comfort to the (deeper, may be uned at any moment an a life preserver. They have been uited, and found to possess every quality necessary to ensure safety, comfort and cleanliness. There appears to be nothing oiuitted that could make thin appartment all that in desirable, or that would satisfy our sense of ease and comfort. Her pantries are under the superintendence of Samuel Burns. who for for thirty years ha* catered for the patrouw of the New York and Havre line of packets, with such an epicurean skill and no much ability, htat lie is now regarded with that importance to the line as the ln'st bower unohor is to the ship These pantries urn contrived in the most convenient manner; not an inch of space is unoccupied, while there is abundance of room for everything. The steward has his office at hand, permanently fixed, where he has command of an elegant store room, wine cellar, pastry room, and a variety of other tilings identified with the culniary department of the ship Under this deck-are also accomodations for second class passe tigers, comfortable, clean, and well aired, and can in emergencies, br converted into first class apartments The officers are also quartered here, but not in a cramped narrow bunk, as is the easy in many vessels. The first and second officers room is the largest In the ship, fitted up with every convenience calculated to make them comfortable. It has ? lounge, a wardrobe, writing desks, a book case, and many other arrangements for the especlul accommodation of the officers. Forward of the main hatch stands a well built hous?, heretofore used on nther ships for steerage passengers, poultry, live stock, kc,; hut on the St. Denis more attention has been paid to the comforts of Jack. who?? worth and services, we aro glad to say. are properly appreciated by the captain and owners of this noble vmsel. Instead of the forecastle, the apartments have been changed to the house alluded to, and every cans taken to render tho task of the sailor less arduous. Mere he is supplied with a library of useful book!, tables. clean aud well aired sleeping placcs. a stove to heat the room at pleasure, and innumerable lockers for clothing, fcc In fact, he has nothing to complain of, except it be. indeed, his proximity to the cabin. Jack sometimes, for divers reasons, however, prefers a distaut view of the quarter deck Near this is situated the cook's department, with his hundred frying-pans. pots, and toasting-forks ; his -deenins sanctum is separated by a bulk-head, as is also the k?.1 i?-y used by the steerage passenger*. Thin range ii< of a recent invention, having many Improvements, mid offers greater facilities to the steerage passenger* than any other now in use It is entirely uuder cover, and ran in all weather lx< approached and u*?d witli comfort and safety The top-gallant forecastle shelter* the water-closet*. fore-hacth and steerage caboose. and afford* protection to the row. pig*. and poultry, who now occupy this place. invading tlie right* of Jack, aud lufrlngin.; upon usage* unctilird l>y year* of toil and eudurauec. This is a grand feature in the arrangement* of I hi* ship, and will doubtless bo adopted by packet* hereafter con?truct?d The topgallaut deck or forecastle cover* a surface mor? than sufficient to work the ship thoroughly ; is supplied with a splendid capstan.the arm? of the wiudla* and other requisites The main-dock is consequently tree from encuinlirancc and free to the passengers, giving them liberty to lounge at will, without at,all interfering with the men The between or lower deck 1* lluuli fore and aft, clean, nicely painted, well aired by sido lights, ventilator* of a new Invention, and the stern window*. The ceiling between the lieams i* eight feet high This deck is furnished with elegant and *ub*tantlal aleeping place* fur in-arty noo pa**enger*. and i* entered by tin- fore and main hatches, both of which are well protected from the sea and weather, at the same tini" admitting light and air. On the after part of the poop there is a flne house, some 25 by .Kl feet, which shelter* the wheel or steering apparatus, and contain* a haudsoise lounging or *inoklug room for pas*enger*. and the eutrance to the main cabin. She wa* built by Mes*r* We*tcrvclt St McKay, for Messrs. Boyd it llinckcu* Havre line of packets, and is commanded by Captain Howe, formerly of the Kmcrulil and innm roci.ntlv of the Hat-aria She I* llKIO ton* register. measures 180,*? on Jerk. 37 f?el beam. mid 21 feet depth of hold She has a tine model, sharp bows. jtiKid bearing*. a clean and easy run. i?nd i* rintf' d with much taste nnd ability. having lofty tapering spars. with massive made masts Her whole appearance is noble. graceful and frigate-like. The St. Denis is certainly the very beau Ideal of a packet whip. Nkw Schooo h Lomrtipk.?Till* i* the name of a new and beautlftll schooner. recently constructed for the coasting trade by two or three enterpri*ing mechanic* She in commanded, and partly owned, by Capt. I*aac Turner This pretty compliment paid to the master-spirit, of the republic of Krance will no doubt bo appreciated by the Krench resident* l,?i'!?cnr.i> ?At llath. recently, by Me<*r?, t.arrabe* & Mien, a ship of about Sftft tons, called the Realm She Is owue<l by the builders and ('.apt. J. J Steve u* of (jorham. M? At Brewer, tlth lust.. brig Sarah lluse. to be commanded by ( apt. Daniel Shed 4th. ochooner Kudorus. to lw commanded by ( apt. Veaiie. At Kennebunk. 8th Inst a finely modelled hermaphrodite brig. of about 170 tons, owned by the builders ( aptain Wni Davis and others; name not axcertained. The Bo$ton .hint of the 11th inst.. say*:? Four well kuown pickpockets arrived in this city yesterday luoruing by the Stoniu^ton Uuo; (turn New York.