Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 30, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 30, 1855 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 6882. MORNING EDITION-SATURDAY, JUNE 80, 1855. PRICE TWO CENTS. ADVERTISEMENTS RENEWED ETEBY DAY. SPECIAL NOTICES. AMttllNG OF lbl-tH FRIENDS AND FRIENDS OF Ilia Irish people, held at 1U5 Grand atraat on Mon ?iay evening, June 26, the aubject of the following preamble and reaolutiona having been anggeated by Mr. Jamee Mulligan, and discussed by the gentlemen present, Mr. Thomas Martin was called to the chaii, and the meeting formally organised, and the following preamble and reaolutiona were adopted. Whereas. Many Irishmen living in the eity, having largo familial, would boat serve the lntereata of this country and the lntereata of themselves and their fami lies by locating out ot the eity; and Whereas, Many o' them are unable to proceed to inch localities for want of means; therefore, be it Resolved, That we shall, with those who are willing to ioin ua. organize a society, to be called "The New York Irish Aid Society," the object of whloh will be to aid and araiat, by pecuniary help, as our means, practical ad vice and experience may enable na to afford, all deserv ing Irishmen who have large families, and require such aid and assistanoe, to roach a home for themselves and lamilies, in such a part of the Western portion 'of our country as they may severally deem fit to aelect To carry out the above object a meeting will be held at the above place on Monday evening, July 2. AU those that are friendly to the cause are respectfully in vited to nttend. By order of THOMAS MARTIN, Chairman. Nicholas Mrmorr, Secretary. . A P. A?THE MEMBERS OF WALDENSF. LODGE ? No 9 and of the Order are requested to b? punc m attendance at their lodge rooms No. 68 East Broadway, on Sunday morning, July 1, at 9)? o'clock, to pay the last tribute of respect to our deceased bro ther, Maxwell Munce. Br order. _ FRANCIS McMVLKIN, W. M. Robkrt S. Allls, R. 8. CONGRESS OF NATION&?THE ADVERTISERS ARE prepared to treat, on behalf of the association, with shipowners, shipmasters and others, for the delivery in this city, from all parts of the habitable globe, of any portion of the forthcoming "Congressof Nations." whion congress is to consist of on# person of each sex (in his or her native costume) of every tribe, people and nation upon the earth. The association proposes to engage these representatives for three years, in order to make with them the tour of Europe after their exhibition in America. Address ANDREW W. JONES, Secretary, pre tern., of the Association, 70 Wall straet, basement office COPY OF A LETTER FROM M. L. BISHOP. 108 First Snunrr. 27 th, 6th month, 1865. To the Editors of the New York Dally Times:?In your paper of the 26th, you have a paragraph headed "Mar garet L. Bishop?John Wroe," the tone of which calls for a reply. You have placed my name and profession paral !ei with John Wroe, and this man's character you de nounce demoniac, sc., bringing forth charges against him, the which if you can prove, you will do more than ever has been done by his most bitter enemies, and yon bold me forth to your readers as an associate with this John Wroe. In answer to some of yonr ludicrous remarks ?I have been a member of the Christian Israelite Church since 1826, which is 26 years, and John Wroe was then in said church. This goes beyend the statement given by the Times. As to the "long beards, white hats." As. which yon say they wear, I would ask you?Ate these men not at liberty to act for themselves in these mat ters? Yon say, "The women are attired in linen exclu lively, and wear green stockings." Gentlemen, if you hare had such familiar Intercourse with linen attired la dies so as to know tae particular color of their stockings, I can in truth assure you that there is no such law or -eustom among the women in the House of Israel. But be those things as they may, yon say, "It is not (or yon to traduce any system of conscientious belief ua this free land." What then has given rise to this sophisti cation in your article headed "M. L Bishop?John WroeV" What is of man will fail, and what is of God ye canaot destroy. You date the origin of the system of my belief to 16 or 20 years ago. 1 date its origin nearly 6,000 years ago, but hid in the three measures ot time, "till the whole is levened." Further, if the "John Wree" you refer to has erected "marble lodges as sates to the New Jerusalem," leaving them "unfin ished" to this day, or if your "JohA Wroe" tolerates ?polygamy, or doctrines contrary to the Scriptures of the Old and Newtrestaments,then he is not the same man at all whose name is attached totthe books you iound on the table in the Sanctuary 108 First street. We hare been acquainted with John Wroe, whose name is in the books, for over twenty years, and have always found him a faithful minister in the work of God. He has travelled over a great part of Europe ^haa been enrae times to America, and thve* times to south Australia witniu ?iu? u?? tureen years. He is a man in his seven ty-third year; stands now in the same capacity in the church as he did thirty-three years since. So when you place kme "along with John Wroe let it be this John Wroe, not that "John Wroe," wish vW. 7o? are concerned. We shall be happy to have your com nany next Sunday evening. With respect, MARGARET L. BISHOP. Ohxistiak IsRAxunSAXCTCARY, 108 First at; seats free. Fair and festival.?the ladies of the re formed Dutch church, of Bloomingdale, will hold a fair and festival, at Knickerbocker Hall, coratr of Twen ty-third street and Eighth avenue, on Monday afternoon one evening, Jniy 2, 1856. Mueic br the band of the Blind Asylum, lsd by the distinguished Professor Keiff. Tickets 26 cents, obtainable at the door. Should the ?weather be stormy, it will be held next day. TACKSON LODGE. NO 6 A. P. A THE MEMBERS ?J of this lodge, likewise the members of all other lodges of the order, who intend to unite with Superior Looge No. 16, of Albany, on the 4th of July, are hereby notified to meet in the ante room of the Grand Lodge, corner of Grove and Hudson streets, on Monday evening, July 2, at 8 o'docx, far the purpose of makiog final ar rangements. By order. JAMES MULHERN, W. M. John Bap.rix, R. S NEW ORLEANS COUPONS NOTICE.?THE INTE rest Coupons on the consolidated bonds of the city of New Orleans, and the bonds issued by the secoad municipality of New Orleans to the City Bank of New Oilcans, those issued to Samuel Arnold. James O. Froth iogtaam, and Joseph Fowler, Jr, due in New York on the 1st of July next, and heretofore paid by the Union Bank of New York, will be paid on presentation at the Aank of America, New York, from and after the 1st of July next; also the Coupons on the bonds issued by the city of New Orleans to the New Orleans, Jaekson and Creat Northern Railroad, and those to the New Orleans, Opelouias and Great Western Railroad Company, and to the Pontchartrain Railroad Company., due 1st and 16th July and 1st September next. The Interest Coupons on the bonds issued hy the se coad municipality to John Minturn, due 16th August and 20th September next, and those Issued to the City Bank of New Orleans, due on 1st August and 20th Sep tember next, will also be paid by the Bank of America, when due. Coupons past due on any of the above described bonds will be paid on presentation at the Bank of America, or by the Citizens' Bank, New Orleans. 'The above described bonds comprise all that are made payable in New York, according to tho report of the Comptroller of the City of New Orleans; hut as aeon siderable portion of the coupons issued hy the 2d Muni cipality, and tne old city of New Orleans, do not specify on their face where they are payable or the amoant of interest, although she bond irself is made payable in New York, holders of inch bonds not nescribed herein will please present the bonds, with the coupons at tached, for identification, at the Bank of America, otherwise they must be referred to the Citizens' Bank, New Orleans, before being paid. The Citizens' Bank of Louisiana, in New Orleans, having been chosen by the Common Council of said city, to make the payments of interest, on the debt of the old city, and that of the first, second and third MumclpaUtiaa, and City of Lafayette, as also the in terest coupons on the bonds isined to tho railroad companies above designated, holders of any of the aforesaid obligations, who may desire any further In formation In regard to them, will please address K. Rousseau, Esq., Cashier, New Orleans. E. ROUSSEAU, Cashier Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. New Orleans, Jane 18, 1866. PUBLIC MEETING.?THE UNDERSIGNED, RES1 dents of the city of'New York, who are opposed to the prohibitory liquor law lately passed by the Legis lature of this State, as an unnecessary Infringement of the natural liberty of the citizen, recommend that a public meeting of all those who are opposed to said law, upon the like principle, he hell in the Park, on Monday, toe 2d day of July next, at 7 o'clock in the afternoon. [Namee will be published in the Sunday and Monday morning papers ] tjPECIAL NOTICE.?UTTER BAGS PER STEAMER ?O Ariel to Havre, Jure 30?Letters will be reeeived, prepaid 18\ cents p*r|balf ounce, at the offlce, 6 Bowl log Green, of the Vanderhllt line of steamer* to Havre, up to 11)6 o'clock A. M., on Saturday, Juae 80. Any totters attempted to be cent per Ariel in aay other way will be eelzed and returned. The second anniversary of the new yore Bible Union Auxiliary to tbelAmorican Bible Union, will be held on Sunday evening, July 1st, at half past seven o'clock, in the meeting noose of the North Baptist cburah, corner of Bedford and Christopher streets. Rev. Stephen Remington, of Brooklyn: Rev. J. W. Holman, psstorof the Bioomingdale Baptist church, and Rev. Dr. Armitage, of Norfolk Street fchurch, New York, are ex pected to address the meeting. Others will participate in the exercises. Tammany society, or Columbian order.? Btothers, a regular meeting of the institution will be held In the Council Chamber of the Great Wigwam, oa Monday evening, the 2d July Inst, at half an hour ?tter the setting of the sun. General and punctaal at tendance is requested. By order, LORENZO B. SHF.PARD, Grand Sachem. Srxruix C. Dcrtbc, Secretary. Manhattan, Season of Fruits, Seventh Moon, Year of Discovery ana 0f independence 70, andfof the Institution the 67th. T, dhC. Tp ASH I ON A RLE INTELLIGENCE?MME. DEM A REST. J. of 8T6 Brcr.dway, pTopeeee to ent accurate waist patterns, by her Improved and perfect eystem, during July and August, at only 12X cents, and also teach the system of cutting dresses, at 81 *6?half the usual terms. Patterns ef the latest Parle fashions now ready, In greatvariety. Branches 868 Bowery, dnd 860 Fulton Irtttet, Brooklyn. Visit or Governor Clark to the PofcMc Instl tutlona on Staten Island. Hii Excellency Governor Clerk, accompanied by Mrs. and Mist Clark, and attended by General Chambers and Major Thompson, the Exec a tire Staff, visited the Marine Hospital and other public institutions on Staten Island yesterday. Governor Clark left the residence of John Thompson, Esq , (tho banker,) in Fifth avenue, corner of Thirtieth street, where he has been staying since his arrival in Kew York, early in the forenoon, and arrived at White hall shortly before one o'clock, P. M. Here he took the boat of the Staten Island ferry. Amongst those in his company, or in immediate attendance on him, were Mrs. and Miss Clark, Mrs. and Miss Leigh, Mrs. Peat, Miss Ives, the accomplished Miss Purdy, of Mew York, and other ladies. They were attended by General Cham bers and Major Thompson (staff), Hon. C. C. Leigh, Bon. J. D Dickson, Captain Crabtres and Commission ers Purdy, Kelly, Kennedy and Cummings (of the Emi gration Commission), Ex-Alderman Shultz, Doctor Vache, C. Riddle, Esq., Professor Peet (Deaf and Dumb Institution;, Captain Richard French, leader of the l'quor dealers, and other gentlemen. When the distinguished party arrived at Quarantine, they visited the house of Captain Vermylea (Warden), and took a stroll through the grounds. All the detached buildings, erected for the accommodation of the aiek, were inspected, and, although now nearly untenanted* they are in such a condition as regards repair, ventila tion, and hospital requirements, that they could be used at a very short notice, if an unfortunate E a rope an epi demic or other visitation should cause any portion of our transatlantic neighbors to seek our shore in a sickly cr enfeebled condition. From this the psrty proceeded to the residence of Doc tor Thompson, Health Warden, and made a like inspec tion, with the same pleasing results. Here carriages were provided, and at half-past three o'clock in the afternoon the party arrived at the "Sea man's Retreat," which, under Doctor Clarkien Moffatt, physician in chief, Doctor S. B. Robinson, resident phy sician, and Mr. Hart, Governor, well sustains its high reputation for the prompt relief and mtdioel care afford ed to the invalid stamen of our merchant navy srrivisg from foreign ports. It is their sick home, and well may they be proud of it. After a highly gratifying inspection, the Governor and M returned to the residence of Dr. Vache, the retir id much lamented physician in chief of the island, where they were entertained at a dinner, served up iu a hurry, but rarely surpassed for a choice selection of good cheer and viands. Commissioner Purdy presided, having his Excellency Governor, Clark, the ladies, Professor Peet, Cap'ain French, General Chambers, and the company in general seated on bis right and left. After the good things were discussed, Mr. Pcrdy said that the presence of the Governor and Mrs. Clark on this occasion gave especial pleasure to the Commission era of Emigration. It was an exhibition ef the great principles of our republican government which permit ted the chief magistrate of two minions of people to in spect for himself the public institutions of the State under his care, and sit down with the people who elect ed htm. He concluded by giving as a toast, "The health ot Myron Holly Clark, Governor of the great State of New York." The toast was responded to with three cheers and three drinks of acid water. Governor Clark said?That after examining all the in stitutions on the island, he must say that he was highly delighted with them. It was an honorable and a glori ous thing to attend to the wants of the emigrant, as the Commissioners of Emigration did. He did not think that the people of the State, nor even all the people of the city of New York, were at all awaie of the magnitude of the duties the Commissioners had to perform, or else they could more truly appreciate them. But what was better, their own philanthropic hearts would always carry the consolation of approval to their minds, and that was all the reward required by such a disinterested board. The Governor gave as a toast? " The Chantaola and Benevolent Institutions of the State ot New York." Dr. Pkit responded on behalf of the deaf and dumb, and such institutions generally as were calculated to impart secular and religious instruction to the helpless of our fellow'Citizsns The Chairman tben gave "The Legislature of the State of New York." Hon. Mr. Leigh responded, saying that the Legisla ture of this Stats always spoke for itself by its acts, and that tne passing or the greet, gms, erowning effort of the last Legislators?the Prohibitory Liquor law?would speak always for the character or its mem bers. It was a Legislature acting in the cause of hu manity, end it came forward to Dnng out on a public platform the multitude of the people of both sexes, from whom the members will acquire fame, glory, and a lioly remembrance. He concluded by giving?" The ladies of lbs State of New York: they and their sons will execute all tbe laws which the Legislature may place on the statute book." General Chambxr's replied to this toast, in a truly elo quent, happy, and good humored speech, and set down amidtt nine cheers for the ladles, and a flock of " tigers" for bimsslf. " Tbe Press" was the next toast. Captain R. French was loudly called on. Captain French said he hoped that all who supported the law, and those who differed In opinlen with them in lta expediency, oould and would always mset plea santly together; and if any of the ladles here found that their sons were not fully represented at the period of the passing of the act, they should rest assured ibat at tha ballot box they would be so next election. (Cheers.) Mr. Bacchus, of Brooklyn, and Dr. Vachx, having made a few appropriate remarks, the party sepa rated, and cams to the city in tha 6 o'clock boat. The Governor leaves to-day at 1 o'clock. Police Intelligence. TIE SEVENTH WARD HOMICIDE?EXAMINATION OF MITCHELL, TBI ALLEGED PERPETRATOR. Yesterday Jacob MItchall, who ta charged with the manslaughter of Anno McQoade, hia late miatreaa, ar rlTod in this city from Newport, R. I., in charge of the Seventh ward police. He waa immediately taken to the Coroner'a office, whore Coroner Hilton examined hiaa on the charge preferred againat him, aa follows:? Jacob Mitchell, being duly examined before the un deralgned, according to law, on the annexed charge, and being informed that he waa at liberty to anaeer or not, all or any qneotlona pat to him, state* aa fol iowa:? Q. What la jour nama? A. Jacob Mitchell. y. How old are you? A. 28 years. W. Where were yoo born? A. Now Jersey Q. Where do yon live? A. 1 make my home in tbe vessel I yo in. Q. What ie your occupation? A. A coaator. Q. What have yon to say, and if so. what, relatlr* to the cbarpe hero preferred against you? A. She was subject to fit* before anything of that kind happened. JACOB MITCHELL. Taken before me this day, June 29, 1856, Joseph Hilton, Coroner. The prisoner waa then committed to tne Tombs to await the action of the Grand Jury. AN ALLEGED FUGITIVE FROM CINCINNATI. Charles Joabert Baron, a Frenchman, who was ar rested here a few daya ago by Sergeant Bowyer, of the chief office, on suspicion of larceny, waa aent back to Cincinnati (Ohio), yesterday, on a requisition from the Governor of that State, where he stands charged with the commission of a felony, in stealing a lot of damask goods, the property of S. S. Johna, upholsterer, in that city, with whcm be was employed aa a clerk. Daring the absence of the complainant from his place of busi ness, it is alleged. Baron earned off the properly and conveyed It to thia city for sale. He was arrested here while endeavoring to dispose of It at about one third its actual value. CHARGE OF MAPS. James Saada waa brought before Justice Tearcy, yes terday, charged with having violated the person of Deborah Hendricks, of 197 Elizabeth street. The com plainant states that onThuraday evening she waa fol lowed by the accnaed while walking in a street, (tbe name of which she is unable to tell,) and waa auddenly seized by the prisoner, who, carrying her into a butch er's shop in the vicinity, committed the outrage upon her. The accuied waa held for examination by the Justice. Sands deniea the charge preferred againit him. CHARGE OF ATTSMFTING TO PA88 COUNTERFEIT BILLS. Yesterday afternoon, officer Boynton, of tbe Third ward police, ariested a fellow named John B. Footman, while he wan endeavoring to dispose of some counter feit bill* In Washington street. It is alleged that the prisoner went into the store of Thoa. Crawford, corner of Washington and Warren streets, and attempted to peas a "three" on the Chemical Bask of thia eity In his poasessiom waa found about $30 in counterfeit and bogus money, consisting of fives on tbe Fulton Bank and Bank of New York, and the Weybosaet Bank, of Rhode Island A number of one dollar and seventy five cent bills on the Belfast Bank, of Maine, were also found in the possession of Footman. The accused was committed for trial by Juatiee Connolly. ANOTHER CAE! OF ALLEGED RAPE. Henry Guarkin and Bartholomew Kesfs ware taken into cuitody yesterday by Sergeants Mansfield and Smith, of the Lower Police Court, charged with having, in connection with two others, committed e rape upon the person of a married woman, named Mary Anna Me Gnirt, residing at 142 Maiden lane. The affidavit made by the eomplainsnt In this case is too disgusting end horrid in its details for ns to publish; suffice to say that Mre. McGuire charges these man with having each ravished ber against her win and wish?that she was held by one of the petty while the other committed the outrage. The scented were token before Juatiee Con nolly, at tbe lower Police Court, where they were com nutted for farther examination. The prisoners deny tbe charge, The Grammar Schools of Sew York. FIRBT AJiNTAE IXHIBITION, IN NIBi-O'fl BALOos -THE BPE021IXNB OP PntHANSHir, DRAWING, NEalrLB VOBI, ETC. The first annual exhibition of these schools, in drew i?j, penmanship and needlework, took piece yesterday at Niblo's Saloon. The object of this demonstration ie to shew the progress which has been made by the pu pils of the male and female departments of the gram mar schools in these brunches of education The gram mar schools, of which there are about forty in the city, are, we believe, the highest Institutions of learning under our Common School system, with the exception of the Free Acaoemy. At tlie stmt annual examina tions there hare always been exhibitions of this charac ter in addition to the usual exercises; but until the present, there has never been any general exhibition. On this occasion only the beet specimens were present ed to the view of the pnbllc, ana they were oertaialy creditable both to the pnpils and their teachers. The large saloon was crowded with spectators all day long, among whom were a large number of the teachers and their scholars. The specimens were displayed on table ? extending nearly the .whole length of the apartment, while at one end a stage was erected for tne ex ercises of the evening. Here a number of the Children amused themselves listening to the perform ances of some of their schoolmates on the piano, while the rest enjoyed themselves in inspecting the samples of their own and others' skill. To them it was a perfect holiday, and the exhibition in their eves was second to none In importance. We had intended to give the names of the pupils whose articles were exhibited, but they were so numerous that it would be impossible to do so, and to mention a few would be making invidi ous distinctions where all are about equally entitled to be noticed. Of the drawings there were vary tew that weie not above mediocrity, and many gave evidence of high artistic talent. Borne of the best were made by biys under twelve and llltetn years of age, and tbey bad been bat a few months under instruction. In this branch ol study the girls, we think, carried oif the palm, both in outline drawieg and in shacing. In writing it would be difficult to say which hud the best specimens on exhibition, so equally matched did they appear to be. But the girls bad it all their own way in needlework?there the rivalry ceased. Theie was one quilt in particular which attracted general at tention. It waa snitted with the most exquisite taste by one of the pupils of Ward School Xo. 7. There was another very asnoeome quilt of a different pattern, which was mx6? by the pupils of the firet class in the same school, by wnom it wae presented to their former teacher, l'.lss Hagermann We noticed also a r?ry handsome wreath oi artificial Sowers, made by the girls of Ward School No. 86, who have requested Mr. '.Vebb, one of the School Commissioners, to present it from them to the Board of Education. The display of differ ent kinds of embroidery, crochet work, knitting, net ting, aid other kinds ot needlework, was very tine, and greatly exceeded In number the specimens ol other kinds. The colored Word Schools were very creditably represented in drawing, writing and needlework, the samples of which would compare favorably with many from tbe other schools Altogether, the exhibition was most successful, and we truet it is not the last that will be held m New York. THE EVENING'S EXERCISES. The exercises of the evening commenced at 8 o'clock, and loog before that hour the saloon was crowded al most lo suffocation. There could not have been less than fifteen hundred persons present, and several hun dred more were nnable to obtain admission. The plat form was occupied by the teachers of the grammar schools and many of the members of the Board of Edu cation. Mr. Webb, School Commissioner from the Seventh ward, presided, In the absence of Mr. Adams, the chair man of the Committee on the Anuual Exhibition. The exercises commenced with singing by the Girls' Gram mar School, No. 40, who sang "Humbly at thy Foot stool Kxeeling." Then followed the opening address, by Dr. A. L. Jon is, Commissioner of the Third ward. He said ? .jy* c?m? here to day to witness the first exhi bition (under the auspices of the Board ol Education) ??. i.?*' penman* hip, needle elta To Xkfu. v' th.? common schools of this &.t. f.^>h?W,thr0p,;t and P?wte economist thtmaii?. ? i' f"b8P8' mor8 interesting in bled to celebrate. We are come h?re?ti7nrpe?Sp8S: mens of Industry, skill, and taste, being tbilrouTof the practical education of our common schools. We have listened to-night to tbe strains of sweet music ?w 1ln#,odr ?bout ns-strains speaking of nei fi P?,n,> *nd? olrcumstance nor of pol.tical conflict. 1 hey speak of other and better fields of con oS?.: . aar'.8uggeit,Te of klnd,r ?ords, of gentler offices, and of purer sentiments. What has caused sebool w* ?I i^by bastbis day the student let t his f?kool and his books, and tbe citizen the crowded mart l??i?ple and unpretenling exhibition}' ? 5 . 1 0 J?uth beat exultmgly, and tbe I,!ceneTi.U^^e*w?.be?)nie aniloattd with pleasure at ?- .v2f .1 u i! * ^ 7 M woman left her home to abed the light of her smiles upon this occasion? Is P11"'8 of ,h* *rcat interest felt in the cause of universal primary education? This multitude, unlike 15-7 ?. .' !!?* and, classic days, waiting upon the foo steps of a mighty conqueror, or celebrating a successfu! battle, i. aes/mbied to sdv.nce toe cauw'of ^ n?,or noble purpose of making i5-. 7? 01J?en w[,er and happier tenants of this l?w?r wwld- Tban these exhibitions, nothiog can be more beneficial, fn my judgment, or better calculated to Popol*' mind to renewed efforts to improve the common schools of tbe oty, and to cause a general and practical recognition of the Importance of a whlsly i p education. The object of this celebra ri? .1? pr'7n.i. Public, in a tangible and visible ,?f ^7 r#,ulta arising from this common i l"!'.. U,i" ?tcltT of over eight hundred thousand inhabitants, in which there are two hundred Svin7.?i?Un ^ anJ government of the Board of al oflic#r,< supported from the public fund at a cost of a mill on of dollars annually. J?w/o*ny are aware that over seventy thousand pupils I taxied i TlDg instruction and having their cfiarac- ! 5k2??,"i.,c5 ' How many citixens have *7," Ti- .^ schools to witness the method of in- I thrtr ^tndif.0vr"wh 'e7ad.tb? PWfNW Of the pupils in ?a! J fi r ^*5 *? known of theao institution* be JUS -55- ,nfM?Ut<nce? These'ere serious questions tansVih?S'i 1'ea,? ?V,t th?7 be answered. To in ind to inl&. fv? f""" J 7' a,TMt th8ir attention, iiori^i ? ! ^untanaDC8 an<1 co operation in this glorious mum ia the great object of this father i"* ?8 i>nPortance-n.y, the imperative neseesity of educating the masses of the rising generation has^iot afliTsJ'TS 7 comprehended, even in these days of exciting discussion, of free thought, and of general In q J7' * , onr fetllnt of pride at tbe great advance ?ad? ? Intelligence in this country, it is sometimes over.oofttd that, even now, according to the census three per cent of the white adult, of this Stataamnot fiihto0-^4 ?f writ?: while in Prussia?deepotic but en oftbl toiTw,7 ^wo out of m,000 men could not nod. nlithlr^rf " . 'oiejffn birth, over 17 per cent can neither read or write. 'Ihere is constantly setting unon mYi/i.0!^ i?*. J.'d*. ?f 'migration, which mustiUti mately be educated, American-zed, and republican!zed *Pfct *? t0 become good citizens. Not withstanding the great and constantly increasing facili 'or common school education, we have not vet that the? Ire toltto adf1naI? ,nPP'y; for it is estimated I.-i i- v . ,?'8 ci*y *hout 60,000 children who at rtn fcl nf rither public or private; and, as tar as TbU ta a tartlto-'f^ r#C5iTing ?? ?*"??<? whatever* ...? i.f- I? Mt' and cne which demands onr ear f,* Attention. Some means should be adopted to ascer J" .h8 ca?7, aad to diecover, if no?rible e r.me^7or tbie lamentable state of tbinge. f believe it to be the ?dy ?L2i* t0 W tba ^?l"n eyetem* tofi. Parents and guardians either to send ^Mch,,d? to school, or to have thVm taught writing, and arithmetic at home. For if tbe intellectual condition of the great body of ma^i &fWh0*^U8t 4lwaya d^d?? upon mannai labor for their snbeiatence be dmIwi-i ? mu^tnot be snrpri^ if h.r.after we ^ ?h7SuiIr rt^m?.l^r g,30r*nt' but boneit?directed by dealgning tapping and nndermlning the glorious tabri. of our constitutional liberty, and removing o^i h^iivoi- ?*i.prop" and buttreeees which our fathers k 5Mon h" "Id that " knowledge ?r,!3rZlA W -*,!n,8,bt baT# ta'd- with tenfold more truth, bad he not lived in an age when the divine right of king." Wft9 almost uniyerMdlr ifknowlsdretl that bfrthMeht of ".h*'17' ^'"primary instruction l'e the birthright of American freemen?at onoe his right and nrinetoitrW. ^ ^ d?T*,loP?# hI? faculties, regulates bis ' an? 601and modifies hie passions, It forms the only capital he has with which to enter ?*? P?,t*n? dat,M of 1,f?- H I* then an impe at! a? 7 ?? aa aU to see that it be as perfect as posri Wate ato't^toLs iB? ltDtb" ?f a" the yon the oP this ?,a,a a,a trained in the eommon schools. They are ultimately to be our legislator* and Judge*, and are to perform the function* of every administrative office It to.'fnuH" th,t cbara^.r 18prinlip^ Ida tilled. It ia tkaro we are to look for tbe eaferuard of our free institutions, and tor their support and perpetui ty- I" sptaking thus of common school education^Tdo not wish to be understood as deprtotatlng more ele^Sd scholarship. Par from this?for who can listen to the outpenringe of genlne, the rich melody of pcetfe tong bswitching stoma of bygone days, and not freelv own J*1!"' a?, honor the fount whence they bad their 5 P5P<" ?f tba uumu^n taboo)* es bare made infflcisnt advancement, and who are de sirous of attaining a more thorongh education in the classics and tbe sciences, the *c*aLj Jirt'of 0"wffr,,y,tfm.i? throw, open. Bnt our chfef ebneera at tbie tine is the ccnnon school, for we mmt not fnr get that in the paet, though Bacon Z?S%'Skl?: pere and Milton sang, yet the people were nsk 7,*'on8 8,d %no?*nt. It 1? to our common sehooLs, then, that we must look, as the great nereeriee of Ans riran citizens, from whence is to issue forth a race of *;;~Z ?aP^ble nfprotactlng th. liberties and thTTurt rcrfcz ~ pu.bHMnihwr,ty- ^ ? tac. or womi; ? in the panoply of virtue end Intelligence, fitted for

n. i orient duties of life. Thee* sch<?l. ar^e resided 'J I*? rH ?*-! thf Wlta, by the rtitewaa, thepSSa? thropist and the scboiir, the safeguards of the nation. Even woman must declare heraeir do passive ob server ot these institutions, sinoe to education mora than aught else the ia indebted tor being raised from her once low eatate to the occupancy, even ia this repub lican land, of a more than queenly t nrone. It la one of the moat remarkable yet at the tame time one ot the moat gratifying signs of the times, that there ia a gra dual advancement of the mass of lli? ,-ieople, ia almost all countries, ia aaowiedge and intelligence. At the pre sent time the beet efforts of the most contending minds are directed to enlightening the haade and ameliorating the oonditien of the masses?the people by distinction? the txert e'al of continental Europe?the commons of Eng land. These are among the meat oeeuoLatory events of the age in which we live. This it effort ia the right direction, invelving as it does great depth of practical and economical philorepby This effort in the reenlt of afar reaching vision into the truth of man's nature. He Is ae longer viewed as property, as the born serf, the bond ssldbr. the degraded laborer; but as man, and ? unit among the creation# of God. It ia clearly the ef fect of a conviction that all man are created free and equal; that In every mam there is great capacity ; and that in order to devo'ope the true man that capacity should be educed, 1 be great experiment of the capacity of man for self government is now being tried. Thie experiment hae never been successful n other countries, because of the incapacity of the peop'e to enjoy liberty without abueing it. Their education baa net been sufficient to enable them to oomprebend their true position. Let ue see te it, therefore, that cur eltorte shall not be intermitted antil our enucational system shall he so improved and enlarged as to secure to the children of nU classes and conditions the inestimable blessings of a sound, moral aad intellectual training, such an one as will fully qualify tbem for all the respeaiihle duties of A marie in eitutnship; that they may go forth from our common schools a mighty throng, armed, for self-government, prepared for usefulness, and whose example and in fluence will si-cnre the blessings and perpetuity of re publican institutions. To the success of tnis effort let us hope that the exhibition of to-day will materially contribute. At the conclusion of the foregoing address, which wss repesteflj applauded throughout, the girls of (irasnmir school Mo. 40 ?aog a pretty little song entitled, "Day is Gently Breaking." The speech, or rather the sup posed tpeech of John Adams on the Union was nest re cited with much spirit and effect by Master Reid, or boys' Grammar school No 45. Miss Marian Btiran sang a solo entitled, "The shells of the Ocean" The admira ble manner in' which she performed her part receivel the well deserved applause of the audience, nnd the singer berteli wts rewardel at its conclusion with two bandt-ome bouquets. A philosophical reoltation called "1 he World for Sale," was well given by Master James Keir. "Will You Come to My Mountain Home" was tang in such an entioing, persuasive manner by the young ladies of Grammar icbool No. 40, that wa almost resolved to start cII Immediately for that elevated resi dence. When the applause with which this was received subsided, an address was delivered by Mr. R. H shannon, School Commissioner frem the Twentieth ward. Mr. S. spoke aa follows.-? lis mis aid Gkstlkmkn?In oooks, a preface is scarce ly ever lead, an introduction is consUtied a bore, and an apology shows a want of good sense. These, I admit, and save you an infliction which I know you desire not on eucb a night as this. Facts and figures ars far more ef fective in producing results with tnepeople of this coun try than sophistry or logic. Oar system of public schools is a fixed fact, and figures will ere long make it understood and appreciated. If any of yon have avail eo yourselves of tne opportunity of this day, attending upon the exhibition ot the specimens of tne handiwork ot the scholars of our public schools, you must have been pleased at the display. While gating at them I could not avoid involuntarily exclaiming:? These are thy blessings, industry ! | Whom labor still attencs. Yet the kind source of every gentle art, And all the soft civility of life. Our daily observation bears evidence that every val uable gift oi accomplishment which we possess or enjoy is the result of industry: that every object either useful or oznamentsl is the product of labor. Kach little one whoie bancs hare wrought upon what you huve this day sern has, no doubt, enjoyed a peculiar satisfaction in the preparation of the article which was contributed to the exhibition, lothsm it was as great an achievement to complete their work as was ths building of St. Paul's to a Cnris topher Wien, or a chrf d'trvre to a Rtphaslor a Rubens. Shall we then encourage cuch laudable objects of youth ful ambition? Shall the developement of the genius and takntof the youth of our land be sustained by our means and efforts, or shall it be suffeied to droop and die lor the want of support? Look around you and compare tba state and condition of children who are gatbeting wisdom and knowledge at our pnblic schools with those who are the vtotima of vise and ignorance, and then say whether it is your choice that those insti tutions which have been founded by your munificence smut v- >?.?wi in their usefulness and influeuoe. 1 cannot believe that you w*_m w1bu to abate in the least degrse from the advanta^.. afforded thus far by a generous public to the 4ren at present being instinct*! in the schools of this city. You cannot but be proud of what they have already accomplished. Compare the system and ita re sults with any other in anv part of the oivilized world, old or new, and I dare venture to affirm that none can be found superior if equal to it. The comparison will strengthen your attachment to, and increase your ad miration of the institutions of which 1 speak. The ex bibition of this day is the first of the kind of a public character connected with our public schools, and you cannot bnt admit that it has been creditable to both scholars and teachers. It has shown you that whiia the children in onr schools are receiving knowledge from books they are instructed in the artistic aa well as use ful accomplishments of social lift. By this means the schoolroom becomes attractive, and the studv of the lesion affords pleasure to the pupil and leads him to Tahiti of industry during leisure hours. The stern, haid old pedagogue of forty years ago, has been displaced by the mild and gentle instructor. The repulsive task of olden times la now transformed Into an agreeable entertainment. The rod and the ferule are no icnger, aa once, the dreaded instruments of punish mint ot a derelict scholar. Kindness and an appeal to that sense of duty, right and wrong, now form tho means by whish the teachen in our schools control the vicious and encourage the ambitious. Success attaint them in their efforta of ieforhtl Do you atk me whether these things can be so? I answer, go examine for your selves and jucge of the improvement. We live In an age of progress. Let the influence of the age be felt In tne education of our "children. Let our public school sys tem extend ita beneficence throughout this, our fa vored land, ?o that none may be denied that richest of all treasures, a good education. Labor and industry are the foundation of onr country's prosperity. Free institutions are supported and maintained bv people pro fessing enlightened views. Intelligence and the educa tion oi the masses establish their perpetuity. The chan nels for the dissemination of usaf ul information, in or der to efTect the objeet suggested, must he as free ai the institutions sought to be perpetuated. Our physical organization reqniies the healthy action of all Its parts to give strength and vigor to tba human body. Then, let us each perform our part towards the accomplish ment of a consummation so devoutly to be wished. Begin by impressing on the ndnds of your children the value and importance of the education they art receiving. In terest yourself in their efforts in acquiring knowledge; rii it them in the school room?your presence will give an impetus to their diligence. Watch tbeir progress at school and at home, and you do them a service and bring blessings on your head in after rears. Study their characters, make yourself acquainted with their joys and pleasures. Familiarize yourself with their wants, and participate in their sports and amusements. Ift their inclinations be your guide in enabling you tide teimine the studies they desire to pursue. Give them a home education, a father's counsel and a mother s gentle repToof, and you prepare them to receive a teachers instruction. We invite your oo operation with the offictr'e and teachers of your schools in the educa Hon of your chUdien See to it that nothing is wanting cn your part In faithfully discharging the obligations resting upon yon towards youroffsprlng, always remem bering that the obedient child makes the brilliant scholar and the distinguished man. Above all, teach them thst the blessings which they enjoy and the privileges with which they are endowed as the result of a generosity of a people unequalled in the annals of history. let them know, too, that ... All must work with head or hand, For self or others, good or Ul; Life is ordained to bear, like land, Borne fruit, be fallow as It wlU. Evil has force ltiel' to sow When we deny the healthy seed; That all the choice is this?to grow Pasture and grain or noisome weed. Let me assure you, of what the evidence of your senses must have convinced you, teat while your chll cren are the inmates of the school room thsy are not neglected by their teacher*, In morals, manners, or the developement of their InteDect. It is to these that we ell owes debt of gmtltuda beyond the pecuniary compen sation which they receive for the faithfulness with v nich tbey labor for the benefit of our children, and the deep interest thee manifest in their welfare and advancement. Let their work be appreciated by a discriminating pub lic?end I believe you to he such?and they wlU feel more grateful than though fortuses were laid at tbeir feet. A word as to ourselves, and the school* which have beea put under our charge, as your servants. We shall submit all our proceedlngs in eon nection with them to the teet of the fullest publicity. From all quarters we eourt suggestions and invite criti cism?when we make mistakes w* shall endeavor to cor rect them. We shall win your confidence and admira tion if we are able, for with year support the system which we boest of bsring reared will not fail to aooom plisb the great good ??t was the purpose and design of its founders. With > - r invaluable aid in so great and noble a came as public education, we promise that the fault ???*? not be ours If It do not encased equal to your tondeet anticipation*, giving yon the assurance that If watchfulness, patience end per severs ncs shall effect that end, your hopes shall be realised, and your expectations ?hell eot be disappointed. | The song "When the 8wallows Homeward Fly" was sung by Mies Edwins L. F. Scott, of the Mrla' Gramma* School, Mo. 40, who was alio rewarded with several bou quet* ; end well *he deserved them, for we have seldom heard a sweeter er a morej powerful voice at any of our Public School exhibitions. She possesses: no ordinary I musical talents, and may one day aahieve a high eue I. iVa a/ anna I# 4 haw era nvnnArlW o nltivat . Robert* R*id and Cbarmichaei, with considerable dra matic effect. MUs Scott and Miss Hogaa Camp tang,a duet, called "The Murmuring Sea," after which the City Superintendent of the Public Schoole. Mr. Haadell. addressed the aud'enco in a few brief and appropriate remarks, on the benettta derivable from our public school system. When Mr. RanCeU resumed his s?at another song waa snag, after which the audience dispersed. The Brooklyn Tragedy-. The jury in the case of the deceased young Guetin and Mies Williams met in the Governor's room of tho Brooklyn City Hall, last evening, nt the appointed tins*. The Coroner, after waiting nt bis post for nearly an hoar, and the sister of the deceased person not appear ing on the witnesses' stand, the servant girl of the Gue tin family, who waa the most important witness, having disappeared to peris unknown, the inquest wan post poned until Tuesday next, nt 3 o'clock, when am attach, meat will be iseued to insure her attendance, if pos sible. From a reliable source, it was ascertained that Sarah Williams, the unfortunate female, had deposited in the savings banks sf Broadway and Chambers street $2,3M, all of which she- had at different times given to young (iuaiin. On one occasion she sent him a draft f ?r *400, to meet a busimss liability. The Tuesday night pre vtous to tbur death- was passed by themlu New Jersey. In a latter whioh onr rep rter read, written by < lustiu to her, dated June, 1853, Ire says:? '-My brother Joe seen me taking supper with you ths other night, and he told tlie old man ho- saw ma with two town girls, and me and the old man had a muss. The old man told me ta go out of the house, and never to come into it agaha; ana I went. I am now a gentle man ef pleasure " There are letters in the possession of tho Coroner that will tend to elucidate the matter. The credit of obtaining the information which led to the identification of the young woman belongs to Capt. Call and Assistant Captain Wright, of the Fourth ois trict police. Meeting of the Bar In Rttpcrt to tlte Memory of tleorge W. Strong. Oeecued. A meeting of the members of the New York Bar wee held yesterday afternoon, at two o'clock, in the general term ioom of t'j* Superior Court, in respect to the me moiv of George W. Strong, deceased. The meeting woe not vtiy large, but there were present aome of the moat dis tinguished members of our bar, ot whom were Hon Og dtn Hoffman, Peter G. Cutler, Yrancis B. Cutting, Judgee Oakley, Boaworth, Campbell, Stossio, Duer, and Mr. Bradfctd, Surrogate. The meeting was called to order by electing Judge Oakley chairman, and George J. Cornel secretary. Mr Daniel Lord then read tbe following resolutions ? Resolved, That we deeply mourn tbe death of George W. Strong, one of tbe most respected and venerated members of tbe bar of this State. Resolved, That we bear witness, from knowledge, to his great prCestionai learning, industry and acquire ments?we cherish in our memory his kind and uo as suming manners, his high integrity, bis unspotted honor, his irreproachable private character, aad his lofty principles of morals and religion We csnnot forget tbe s mplicity of his demeanor in the midst ot great profeasional success?his forbearance and Ktience in controversy, his truth, bis honesty of opin es, of speech and of conduct, they alike entitle his name to onr reverence, and bis example to our imitation. Reeolved, That we feel his death as the loss of a citizen, active in good works, always ready by his counsel and his exetliona to aid in the establlehm?nt, conduct ami success of naeful institutions; and, dying in the ripe ness of years, tbe fulness of his usefulness and with undi minished faculties, be has left to ns no regrets at fault* or failures, and sorrow only for his death. Resolved. That theae resolutions be presented to his family, with our sympathy and condolence. Upon presenting these resolutions. Mr. Lord made a brief speech, eulogising the deceased, whom he aaid he esteemed as a lawyer and a man. It was then moved and carried that the resolution be presented to tbe Court and entered upon the records. The meeting then adjourned. City Intelligence. Testimonials to Railroad Officers.?There is now on exhibition at Tiffany & Co 'a, in Broadway, a unique and beantifnl service of plate, which is to be presented in a faw days to Charles V. Pond, Esq . President of tn* Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company, the donors being the stockholders, who un inimously voted it to him at their last innnii mwiiiK t>?M i? Oaotamiar. 1854. Th* testimonial, which is of sterling sliver, eon ~?ts of a aalver, a tea. act, vegetable dishes, caster and pitchers?making in all fourteen pieces. They are of the grape pattern, and are elaborately engraved. Tha workmahship is very curious, and excels anything of the kind ever gotten np in this country. Arounl the rim ot the salver rnns a representation of a railrotd track, with awitches forming handlaa on each side, all braced and inlaid so as to represent u miniature track. On the surface are engravings of haw Haven, Hartford and tbe Springfield armory, with an allegorical re presentation ot a train of cars, ka. The caster is also a curious piece ot workmanship, ant consists of baggsge cars revolving on w heels running over a tra:k. The vegetable diahes are so constructed tnat they can be converted into covers at will. They have a moveable top, representing an engine with en gineer and all the appurtenance of woodhouse, Ac. The soup tureen and pitcher contain exquisitely finished designs ct various scenes on the Hartford and New Haven roads?tunnels, towna, suspension bridges and siaticns. On the tops of some of the pieces engine bells are suspended, which give forth aonnda when shaken. This whole set, which coat $5,000, was designed by a young artist named More, now in the employ of Tiffany \ Co. Those who believu that American woikmantnip Is Inferior to foreign, have but to see this set to be con vincea of their mlatake. There is also a ret on exhlbi thn at Jackson k Meany's store, corner of Bowery and Grand street. It is to be presented to Mr. Jonn D. Idiot, late superintendent of tbe New York and New Haven Railroad Company, and was gotten up by the employes of that company. The set, whieh is of grape pattern, consist* or fourteen piece*, and ia handsomely and appropriately ornamented. It cost $1,100. Exhibition of Ward School No. 44.?The third annual exhibition of Ward school No 44, was held yes terday at the school houa*, corner of Yariok and North mora streets. This exhibition closes the examinations which have been held for some tlm* past, for this year. The exercises consisted in examination in history, astro nomy, gsography, Ac., recitation, singing, and dec la ta rnation, in all of which the students acquited themselves admirably and elicited the marked approbation of the parents snd others present The girls present were dressed In white and adorned with ribbons and flowers, while tbe young gentlemen mounted their fanciest jackets and atlireBt collars for the occasion. In the afternccnprizes wkre delivered to the most deserving pnpils. Tiils school is regarded, and justly, as being one of tbe first of its kind in tbe city. Cleanliness, good order and strict discipline are manifested everywhere. Poor children sent to schools such as these, learn not only in their respective studies, but also acquire habits of trder and notions of cleanliness that must be of great nae to them in after life. Vino of ihk Reynolds Contract by thr Mator ?Dar ing the last session of the Common Council a resolution was passed directing the ComptrolUr to pay Mr. B. Key nolds the sum ef $4$,146 51, for?the purchase of two ecrelof lend on Barren Island, and sundry boats tools, Ac , employed In removing offal from the city. We un derstand tnat at tbe next seeiion tbe Mayor,, who takes quite a different view of the matter, will send hack the reeolution with bis veto, and a message, setting forth as his opinion that under the old charter tbe city hat not tbe legal right the purchase real estate, aad that under the $260 olsnse of tbe amendment of 1853, tbe articles to he purchased of Mr. Reynolds shonld have been pur chased by contract only. Advrxttris of a Mad Doo.?Yesterday morning, a mad dog ran np tbe stairs of the building No. 407 Broadwey, and dashing through a Dagnerrean gallery on the third floor, sprang out the open window, falling heavily on the pavement below. A Mr. Kimball, who was In tbe room, looked a little astonished at tha sad den advent of his dogabip, and was quite gratified at hia sudden disappearance. On making for tbe street, be found the (urtou* animal with his legs broken, foam ing and gasping convulsively. A crowd soon gata*r*d, but were as soon scattered, when they found the dog was mad. All took to their heote witn the exoeptlon ef an old lady, who kept erylng out "shoot him," " shoot him," bnt the do* did not watt to be ehot, and died toon after his arrival on terra firms. SwcodLxn I.rmtRH.?Over one hundred letters were sent to tbe Pott Offlee in this city, yesterday, by the agent of the Collins line of steamer*, having been clandestinely pnt on hoard of the steamer Baltic on bereutward trip of May 30. A list of these brought back is posted np at the Post OIBee, where they ean be obtained by the writers, on application to th* Sesretary. Nxw York Anti Blavbrt Society.?The officers of thin society for th* ensuing year were choeen a few day* since, as follows ?President, Sydney Howard Gay; Vies Presidents, Erasmus D. Hudson, Lauren Wetmorc; Cor responding Secretary, Oliver Johnson; Recording Ssere ,ar, Henrietta W. Johnson: Treasurer, Rowland Jehn son Additional members of th* Executive Committee? Abbv H. Gibbons, Wm. A. Hall, J. P. Cleveland, J. Mor timer Hall. Thornaa P. Nichols. To Mormo of rasSrocKnouinn oe to Pacific Stbah fhif Company.?In onr report of this meotingy entarday, inadvesteatly among tha set of resolutions adopted, we rublished t>e following, offered by Mr. Dehon: "Reeolved bat th* pfeeidsnt end directors be requested to eonior with the above oommltte* as to tbe realisation of the Benlete work*, end aa to the other property referred to In th* report." The above resolntien was opposed by a large majority, aad withdrawn by Mr. Dehon without ci a. 1kg to ? ve'.e. NEW ENGLAND POLITICS. The Platform of the MaMachiuetts Know Nothing!. Addrni of tie State ConneiF, aid Speeches of Governor Gardiner and Senator Wflton. MUTING W FREE SOIbERS W GOSftMD, N.I SPEECHES OF SENATORS BELL AND HALE. IH nilHET WW STATS ?OHVEHT(Offr Ac., Ac., Ac. KNOW NOTHING STATE COUNCIL AND RATI PR'AllON MEETING IN BOSTON. ADDREMi AMD ItKHPLinO**?HrilCAM OK OOTKR N8K On KDNJDR AMD tfSNATOK W1LBON. The State Council o? the American part/ in Massaehu ?ett? met at Mcionaon Hall,. (fremont Temple,) on Tliureday, Jane 28 The Conned waa fully represented by delegate* trim the vafou* districts, and the utmost hurmon.v prevailed. Below will he founj the dotage of the convention. Tne addreee and resolutions were adopted by an almost unanimous rote :? TIIK ADDKRTO. Recent occurrences cuoftraui the State Council of the Ameriean party of Mas* iobti setts to present an addres* to their fellow oitizeae, declariof, as concisely aa possi ble, their rtews of its du'y at the precent crisis. A platiorm expressive o( the principles of a majority of the National Coanui 1 baa recently boen adopted and made public, attested by tbe signatureof ilia officers. This plat ter m contains views and declarations on tbs subject of slavery u'teriy repugnant to tbe convictions of the Ame rican party of Maasscbofetta, and which are demed by them inexpedient untrue and unconstitutional. Their raoit stored duty to their country, to themselves, and to poeterity, ^constrains them to utterly repudiate tbo.se vit w? and declarations, and to entirely dissever themselves at once from ail political fellowship with any organizat on which proclaim* such a p'aiform as its rale of action. The Mate Council ot Massachusetts does not recognize tbe truth of the declaration, "that the Ame rican party having arisen on tbe ruins, ana in spite of tbe opposition of tbe whig and democratic parties, can not be held in any manner responsible (or tbe obnoxious acts or violated plodges of either. It is the plainest duty of tv?ry party, as well as of every iniiviaual, to aid In tbe repealing of "obnoxious acte," or making good " violated pleoges." We cannot, anil we will not, aid in placing in power thoie who publicly and unneoes aarily plecge themselves, in advance, not to repeal thw obnoxious nets, and net to make amends for the violated Cnblie faith of tho pieernt national administration. Wo ardlj see the necessity for tbeir removal from office, If their "obnoxious acts" are not to bo repealed, anil tbeir " violated pledges" not to bo made good. The people demand, and wilt insist on, both the one and the other. Tbe National Council then declare "that the syste matic agitation of tbe slavery quevtion by those par. ties baa elevated sectional hostility Into a positive ele ment of political power, and brought our institutions into peril," snd "it baa therefore become the impera tive onty of tbe Ameriean party to interfere for the purpose of giving peace to the country and perpetuity to tbe Union." In all this the American party of Maa aacbusetts lully concurs; and with much,interest looks farther to see bow the "national platform" proposes to perforin tbat "imperative duty" of "interfering" "to give peace to the coiftatry and prosperity to the Union." Repealing "obnoxious acts" and making good "violated pledges" would, in our judgment, at once and forever accomplish these desirable ends. Not so doom the ma jority of tbe National Council. They pledge tbemielvee and desire to pledge Massachusetts in tbe following words: "the National Council has deemed it tho best guarantee of common justice and future peace to abide oy and maintain the existing laws upon the subject of slavery as a final and conclusive settlement of that sub ject in spirit and in substance." Massachusetts does oot believe tbat consenting to "violated pledges" ami "obnoxious acts" "are tbe best guarantees of common justice and of lutnre peace." Massachusetts ultenj repudiates the dogma of tho majority of the Natioual Council,that "Congress possess es no power under the constitution to exclude any State fiom admission into tne Union because its conrtitutlofl does or c oes cot recognize the institution of slavery as a part ot its social system'" Statesmen ol distinction, from Madison to Websier, both Inclusive, hoM that tbe confederation is a partnership of States and that the partneis ?,nv time dictate on what term* a new memoes mis 11 te admitted into the conteasratlon. bo believe* Massachusetts now, and she rafuaaa ha* ?d hereoce to a platiorm designed to pave w. f. admission of slave Slate* from territory forever dedi cated to freedom by a solemn national compact of thirty four year* duration. Massachusetts enters her earnest protest against, and refuses acquiettence in, tbe declaration that "it is tho sense of ibis National Council tbat Congress ought not to legislate upon tbe subject of slavery within the terri tories of tbe United Mates " This is going farther tbaa tbe South ever asked of tbe old whig or democratic par ties Ibis nullities tbe ordinance of 1787, and tho en. tire Missouri prohibition. Ibis surrenders the whole do main of national territory from Minnesota to Oregon, both included, to tbe embraces of slavery. This literally maktn slavery national and liberty merely sesthmal. Tbis declares tbe very reverse of tho proud boast of old England, so that wherever floats our national standard, unoer tbe control of our national government, there shall exist African servitude. these vital questions come home to the conscience of every Northern man. however high or however bumble, it is needless to specify other portions of tho platform we are constrained to diesent fiom and protest against. We would, however, in connection with their assertion tbat the "national compact" and "time honored agree ment" known as the Missouri Compromise, ought not to he restored, refer to their additional declaration of "a tender and sacred regard for those acts of statesman ship which ate to be contradistinguished from acts of ordinary legislation, by the fact of their being ot tho nature of compacts snd agreements, and so to be con sidered a fixed and settled national policy." There is no "compact or agreement," no act of "fixed and settled national policy" tbat this applies to with such peculiar and pertinent sipnlficancy as the greet Misiouri Compromise of 1820, which has just now been stricken down at the beck of slavery. Yet tbe National Council did not intend its applica tion to that outrage, for tbey distinctly affirm that the violation of such a national oompact must ho submitted to "as a final and conclusive settlement of tbat subject in spirit and in substance;" tbey apply the above expression*, whish tbey demand the North to endorse, "of a Under and sacred regard" to tho fugitive s'ave bill. Tha shattering in I'unic fatth'of the national compromises of 1820'mnst be acquiesced in,| says tho Philadelphia platform, 1 as a final and conducive settle ment of that subject in spirit and in sabstanoe." but It adds, the fugitive slave law of 1860 "is contradiatin guisbeo from acts of ordinary legislation, being in the nature of a compact and agreement, and so is to bo con sidered a fixed and settled national polioj." It would appear from the platform adopted, that the majority of the National Council cared little for thoso American sentiments that so move tha great heart of tbo country, provided they eould aid in riveting more strongly the chains, and extending more widely the sceptre of the slave power. They declared, nalees a Slat form was adopted like that proposed, and which we av* rtaion to believe was substantially agreed upon be forehand, they would eecede from the convention. They not only would not adopt the just and fair proposition of a restoration of the Missouri Compromise, tbe viola tion of wnich tbey confessed in private conversation and privste speeches to be "unnecessary, inexpedient, and uncalled for " "an outrage" and "a wanton violation of national faitn;" bat tbey absolutely refused by direct vote to abstain from any expression of opinion upon the subject of slavery, lhe question was forced on the na tional council by tho men of the South, and was eariied by tbe power of number* in a convention most unjustly cocetituted. lhe majority report waa adopted by e vote ot 80 to 60. andjretftbe free Htatee, having 170 electoral votes, against 120 from tha slave states, gave bat eight votes mlta favor. It was earried'by tbe Sooth?on them will rest the responsibility of its coo sequences. And now in this platform the South ask ua to "abide by and maintain the existing laws upon the subject of *lsvery,as a final and conclusive settlement of that sub ject, m spitit and la snbstsnce." Wa well remember when the compromises of 1860 became national laws, tbo same request was made of as. Wo complied, though wo then deemed, as we do now, that some of tbeir provision* were nnjnet and wrong. Yet the great body of Northern men acoepted them as a finality. No sooner, hone vet, did tha propagandists of slavery ob tain power in the nation under the distinct and positive pledge of acquiescence In good faith to the existing laws, than a new and moet outrageous Infringement!*? plighted faith and national justioe waa consummated by hurrying through Congress to tbe waiting pan of a wil ling President, the abrogation of tbo Missouri oompro mise. lhe people or tbe Are* States, and many honora ble men of tbo&uth, felt tbat tbe day of farthmfeosapro mitlng waa passed, snd tbat thay, as on* man, would aemand tbs resroration of that broken compact. They do and tbey will demand it?they can and they wfll se cure it. Jiemsgoguee, alarmed for their coveted offices, will doubtless again raise the cry of danger to tho Union. Ws do not belts ve the Union is so frail a bond as to bn jeoparded by restoring a violated national oompset. una fortunate result has boen in a gnat degree al ready attained by this perfidy of the national adminis tration. Tbe race of Northern men with Southern prin ciple* has become nearly extinct. Doughfaces exist now chiefly in history. Men cannot bo found, hereafter, who dare brave the disgust and loathing of an united public sentiment for any office, however elevated, or any emolument, however courted. Oar Southern brethren may eontlnue to bold their black * lares under their ow? municipal laws, but they have fsrsver lost tbeir North ern while opes, as obseqeions and more valuable than aven the blacks. Tbe State Council of Massachusetts with pride and sa tire unanimity endorse the action of bor delegates to the convention st Philadelphia, and in so doing bat reflect tbe public sentiment of onr citizens. We neeept th? platform promulgated by those delegates and their aseo. ciatea, on the 14th of June, as exprtsalv* of oar leati. mi Us, axi tsa'arlng oai unabattd a'.Ucbn*u'< \o Asm:L