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EPISCOPAL CONVENTION.
?*?
(special Dioecsnn Convention of Ncn-V?:!;.
' lie Special Convention ol the Protestant Epis?
copal Church in this Diocese* called by the Stan.l
Committee to take into consideration the
Canon respecting the election of a Provisional
Rishop. met yesterday morning at St. John's
fel JJ>eL Varickst. The attendance of Delegates,
Jay and clerical, was very large. The galleries
sjMre filled with attentive auditors, chiefly ladies.
' ''he Call assembling the Convention was as fol?
io vs :
?*ot:re ia licrcbj given, that a Special Convention of the
j-iafretcstar.t Episcopal Church, in the Diocese ol Sew-York,
fvlli meet In .St. John's Chapel, in ihe City of New-York,
Oil Wednesday, the 27th dav of November, at ten o'c'oikm
?iemornina, to tahe into consideration the Canon passed in
Salate General Convention, entitled, "Of the election <<f a
Rovisiocal i'.ishop. in the case of a Diocese whose Bishop
\l suspended, without a precis*' limitation of time;" and to
?rocced 1c the election of a Provisional Bishop under the
jai.! Cai.o: . -l.ould the Convention to determine.
Bv order of the Siandit.e. Committee of the Diocese,
BENJAMIN I HAIOHT,
Nov. '\iV>'). Sec of the Convention.
' Morning Prayer was read by Rev. Dr. Johnson,
(be Lessons by Rev. Dr. Bedell; the Antc-Com
tvtnioti Service by Rev. Dr. .'"errian and Rev. Dr.
fVainwright.
The Sermon was delivered by Rev. Dr. Wwn
InuoiiT. from the text: Romans xiv. lit?"Let us
therefore follow after the things which make for
peace, r?>d things wherewith one may edify
another.'' The speaker considered this chapter
peculiarly adapted to our present condition. He
nrged the importance of the principle involved in !
fjje text. The Apostie Paul, addressing the Con
? verts at Rome, naturally all i fed to their tempo?
ral condition, and the differences which had arisen
Sjmong them. The Gentiles had not been taught
to revere the institutions of Moses. Hence arose
altercations between converts of different classes
The Apostie, therefore, with words of peace
Strives to forestall these unhappy difficulties.?
Every man was to he persuaded in his own
aiind Yet this was to be subjected to the para
xnount law of Christianity?Charity. " If thy bro
ther be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou
not charitably." This is the large, generous rule
by which all must be governed, fa opinion, let
each have bis own, but when it comes to tne law,
W? must have Charity. Upon a foundation, then,
to broad and reasonable, does the Apostle ground
his exhortation. Peace has, from the* earliest
times, been the aim, the effort of the Chris?
tian. Peace would strengthen the foundation and
adorn the superstructure of the Church; yet ir. has
pleased the Almighty to permit His work to he
accomplished through hitter controversy and cruel
Warfare. The church has been superstitious: but
a beaut if til temple has been reared, less gorgeous
than the palace of lies, hut far better, more like that
of Heaven. We will not now despair of the peace
and unity of tho church. Dad not the Saviour in?
tended i his, would he have been railed the Prince
of Peace 7 The heritage of the .saints has not yet
been enjoyed. It is a legacy of the church. Tinie
Jy and emphatic warning was given us by the Sa?
vior. "Think not that I am come to send peace on
earth ; 1 nm not come to send peace, but a sword."
Therefore questions of irreat interest,importance,
and productive of warm controversy, have arisen
among us. Are we prepared for peace and edu?
cation ? Are the elements of discord so universal
that we must despair of their adjustment I God
forbid There are sentiments which have not yet
been j?ut forth. We are not to wait listlessly for
peace, hut we are to follow after it. Wo must
not only follow after Peace as a leader in the way,
but follow after her as an object of chase. This
then, brethren, is the race now set before ub. We
tare compassed about with a cloud of witnesses;
not heavenly alone, but earthly?angels above and
below Is not the sin which doth so easily beset
Tis the spirit which we carry with us in discussion ?
Have not the causes of our differences arisen upon
questions which are essentially no part of our
principles ' They tire not points upon which
Brotherhood should be placed in jeopardy
and Ro to War. They are to be examined
by the rules laid down by Saint Paul in regard to
meats and days. Other differences there are,
which it is needless to enumerate. Why have
they been magnified into nn importance "which
they do not deserve ? The speaker cited the
Words of n distinguished Presbyter of the Church
of England, dwelling upon tho defects of an
attention to minutife, n frittering away of time
and disregard of fundamental principles, destroy?
ing that boldness which is an essential feature of
Christian manliness. The Clergy are too apt to
be inconstant in their struggles.
Is it always' a love of Truth for truth's sake: is
it always a love of mankind, which provokes and
maintains polemic controversy? Were this the
fact, wouid not many a discussion be ended ere it
had well begun. Consider, in the words of tin an?
cient prelate of the Church, that we are
one Church, one faith, one baptism, born of
the same womb of Ignorance, compassed
by the same promises. Let not any carnal reason
rend the sinless robe of ('brist. Reside this, we
are brethren, and no strikers. Wo need in no
controversy By to stones where reason will an?
swer. We need invoke no rod of Circe to be?
numb, nor cry 1 Peace, peace,' where there is no
peace. Is ungodliness of light?is evil to be re
risted by spiritless expostulations ? By no means.
Contend earnestly for the faith. By every true
Christian must a warfare he waged and a victory
Won. The Speaker passed to a consideration of
the duties of the Christian. He also adverted to
the out ward enemies of the Church, nnd in par?
ticular the Church of Rome, which is making new
and strenuous efforts for dominion.
Who will deny (continued Dr. W.l that for the
last six years we have been an afflicted Diocese ?
Jlow far have we been aroused to the true sense
of our duty? Affliction is the rule of the Cross,
fcr Chris! 'himself was not made perfect but by
Buffering. Rut the pillar of light is beyond. He
exhorted his audience to profit by this season of
affliction, by the exercise of a more lively faith, a
more extended Christian charity, and perfect
brotherhood.
The Oftertorj, was then read by Rev. Dr.
'Haight. Four Deacons received the Alms, to
be appropriated to the Diocesan Fund.
The Holy Communion was administered by
Rev. Dr?, Wainwright, Seabury, Haight and Re
dell.
?At the conclusion of the religious services,
Rev. Dr. Haight, Secretary, called the Conven?
tion to order.
Rev. Dr. Mooue, the senior Presbyter present, !
took the Chair, in pursuance of the Fifth Rule of
Order.
The roll ol the Clergy was then called.
Mi . Wm. p. Dunscomb and Judge Sandford were
Appointed a Committee to examine the credentials
Of Lay Delegates.
The names of the Lay Delegates were then
j called. A large number answered to the roll.
debate upon the organization.
The Convention being now prepared for busi
ness. Rev. Dr. Haight moved the choice of a
President from among the Clergy. Here occurred
a scene.
Judge8ANi)f ORD proposed a resolution that the
list of Clerical Delegates be referred to a Commit?
tee of Five, to ascertain whether all the clergy?
men u|xm the roll were entitled to votes, or
whether any were omitted.
Rev. Dr Haight raised the question whether
the election of President was not tirst imperative
upon the Convention ?
Hon. John C. SpknCKB submitted that the ni ?
tion of Judge Sandl'ord was in order.
Dr. Haight rejoined. If this plan were adopt?
ed, he was himself out of order iu calling the Con?
vention to order.
Mr. SrKKCKR said that was his position, and
argued that the rules of order of the Convention j
Were not now binding upon this body; that they
Were made for a particular occasion, and were uot
enduring. Rules of order, he submitted, were in
their nature temporary. He referred to the min?
utes of the Special Convention which assembled
in I'tic a m IMS. But men if the rule relating to
the election of President were binding at this
time,he continued,he believed it tobe insufficient,
lie compared the organization of these Conven?
tions to that of Congress, and urged the fact that
a body is not bound by the action of its predeces?
sors. There is no organization until you have as?
certained who are entitled to vote. Every Con?
vention has the power to make its own Rules.
Judge SAKDFORO supported Mr. Spencer's ar?
guments. He considered that the Rules were en?
tirely inapplicable to this Convention; and read
portions of them to prove his position, showing
hat the} applied to Annual Conventions solely.
Rev. Dr. Hawks advocated the plan of acting
I ui>o!i precedents, where such action will produce
harmonv. He trusted the resolution would be
adopted, as the shortest way of arriving at the
business before the Convention.
Judge Jo.sk-> understood that the Canon of the
General Convention devolved full powers upo.i
the Standing Committee of the Diocese in all such
matters.
The question was then debated by Mr. Speneer,
Dr. Haight, Judge Sandford, Mr. Wra. H. Hari
son, Rev Dr. Vinton, Mr. Spencer again. Dr. Hig
bee and Hon. Luther Bradtsh.
Rev. Mr. HiI.L of Otsego, moved to lay Judge
Sandford's resolution on the table.
Cries of " Uucstion!" "ftaestioa!" and great
confusion.
Rev. Dr. HiGBEE called for the vpte by Orders.
Mr. Hi i.i. finally withdrew his motion. It was
immediately renewed from another quarter.
A motion was now made for a Recess until
evening: which was afterward modified to an ad?
journment till morning. Neither prevailed.
Amid irreat confusion, the Secretary commenced
calling the roll of the Clergy upon adjournment,
in obedience to the request of the Chairman ; hat
proceeded no further than the first name when
he was compelled to cease from the hubbub ex?
isting in the house.
Order having been restored, the question was
finally taken and decided in the negative on the
part of the Clergy by 41 ayes to 91 noes. The
laity vote was not called?the motion for adjourn?
ment being now withdrawn.
ELECTION OK PRESIDENT.
The name of Rev. Dr. CREIGHTON for Presi?
dent, was then shouted from ail parts of the hous'?:
Here another scene of confusion occurred. A
large number of the clergy and laity were on the
floor at the same time?each striving to make him?
self heard.
The question was finally taken viva voce upon
Dr. Creighton's election; the vote by ballot, on
motion, being dispensed with.
Dr. Creighton was finally unanimously chosen.
On taking the Chair, he returned his thanks for
the honor in a brief and neatly turned speech.
The Convention was now duly organized, after
a session of six hours and a half: three of which
Were spent in the debate upon its constitutionali?
ty and the choice of the presiding officer.
The resolution of Judge Sandford was then
withdrawn, and the Convention took a recess till
7.J o'clock P. M.
A lontr evening session was held, which did not
close till midnight. Our report s necessarily
omitted. The main feature was a spirited debate
upon the constitutional powers of the Standing
Committee of the Diocese in call incr the Conven?
tion?Hon. John C. Spencer arguing at great
length in the negative, and Rev. Dr. Vinton of
Brooklyn in the affirmative. ,lud'_'e Betts of New
burgh took sides with Mr. Spencer, and urged a
number of arguments. After a long and int erest?
ing debate, however, the Convention finally re?
solved, by a vote of 9,"i to 17 on the part of the
clergy, and 1?P to 18 on the part of the laity, to go
into ballot for the choice of a Provisional Bishop
at 10 o'clock this morning.
Tribune's Special Dispatches.
From WnMhiugton?:TInjor aTobbie?
I'renidrnr? Irl?'.w*ii}{e, cVc.
Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 27?I2J P.M.
Mr. Hobbie, late Assistant. Postmaster
General, is to spend the Winter at Panama
us Special Mail Agent of the Government.
Mr. Dayton, Fwurth Auditor, is to be
removed.
Governor's Island is .set apart for the
World's Fairin 1852, under certain restric?
tions.
The President's Message is to be sent
South on Saturday morning and North on
Saturday P.M. in charge of confidential
messengers.
Several members of the Cabinet have re?
fused copies of their Reports until they
have been transmitted to Congress, w. s.
The World'a Fnir lor 1852.
Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 27;
It liu> been decided that this great Ex?
hibition shall be held at New-York,
and Government ha- granted the use of
Governors' Inland in the Harbor of your
(!ity for the purpose : a place which com?
bines all the advantages requisite, being
beautifully situated ami easy of access
from the Battery.
Ily Trlrsrroph lo the New-York Tribune.
Pi'cMdont'N !iICNN!i?e, cVc.
Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The President has consented that copies of the
Message may be sent off on Saturday by Mail
Agents to the principal cities, and delivered to
Editors on receipt ol Telegraphic announcement
by the Postmaster of its delivery.
It is rumored that tho President has ordered the
hip ship Pennsylvania for the conveyance of goods
to the London Fair.
No mail south of Richmond to-night.
Washington Items.
Washington. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Hon. John Sloane and family arrived lust nicht,
nnd to-day he entered upon his duties at the
Treasury.
Numerous Senators and Representatives have
arrived, and the city is now rapidly filling.
The Weekly Globe contains a statement signed
by John C. 1!ives, making in columns, detailing
the history of the sale of the Globe, in 1845 to
Ritchie & Heiss. It is rather severe upon Ritchie.
The Treasury Department.
Washington, Wednesday^ Nov.
The Socretnrv nf the Treasury will not ask for
a new loan, it being found that the resources of the
Treasury are sufficient lor the demands of the next
fiscal year.
Uniform Itute of 1'oMtngc.
Washington. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The Postmaster Genera! will recommend ihe
adoption of a Uniform Rate of Postage at :t cents,
with prepayment.
Kioter* Acquitted.
Haksi.-.u ac, Wednesday, Noy; 27,
Our Uuarter Sessions have had on trial since
Friday evening last, the case of The Common?
wealth rs. William Taylor, Georg.' R. Isler, Tuos.
Herbert, Joseph Kinzel, Lewis J. Moore, R. S.
Littlejohn, Michael Winters. Isaac Gregg, Lewis
Hal! and Adam P. Stroyer. The defendants are
the men who came here after their slaves, from
Virginia, last August, and they were indicted for
being the cause of a riot that then ensued, Ac.
This" morning the Jury came into Court with a
verdict of Not guilty and the county to pay the
costs.
Robbery.
?rtCA, Wednesday, Nov. 27.
A clerk in the employ of Messrs. Flatinagan &
Briggs, named Leroy Oregon-, has been arrested
for robbing their store. A large quantity of the
stolen property w'as found in hit trunk.
The .Maryland Keforni Convention.
Ann \POLts. Wednesday. Nov. 27.
The proceedings of the Convention to-day have
been uninteresting. They refused to employ a
reporter for the debates.
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Sailing of ihe Cambria.
Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The Royal Mail steamship sailed this day at
noon, with ?4 passengers for Liverpool and a for
Halifax. She takes out no specie.
The Indlnna Convention.
Cincinnati. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The Indiana Convention adopted by a large ma?
jority, a section prohibiting State Debts.
The RiYer ni Ginclunaitl.
Cinciknatti, Wednesday, Nov.27.
We have heavy rains here ami tho River will be
high in a day or two ; but low freight is not looked
for, tunnage being comparatively scarce.
Gov. Qi'itmas and Disumon.?New-Orleans,
Nov. --?The Message of Gov. Uuitruan to the
Legislature of Mississippi, goes strongly for Dis?
union. He thinks it impossible to save the Union,
but is willing to try the North by asking for 8 di?
vision of California. That refused, the Message
CITY ITEMS.
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The India;. Schmer.?The old Indian tradition
seemed true enough yesterday, for they said that
in the Autumn they burned the prairies, and the
smoke and the heat drifted Eastward and made
the wann, balmy haze of early November weath
er, which seemed to restore June to the year, aud
which New England poets celebrated as the In?
dian Summer. Vet the poets?always poor au?
thority?differ about the proper season. Some
say, even in rhyme, that it is the lovely end of
October, the exquisite exodus of Autumn. Oth
ers, boldly invading the Winter, assert that it is
on the very edge of December, a last blue billow
of Summer beauty breaking into the white
Wintry chill. Bat we love the poets all the m:ire
for their difference, for Nature perpetually justi?
fies tbem, and although we thought, three we.-ks
since, that we were steeped in that Westen?
warmth and haze, we discover in these last days
that it was not so, bat that ' now is the accepted
I time.' There is, however, nothinr more fickle than
Nature, which in November weather she is " La
little Dame nanu merry,'' and who shall dare tras:
the morrow ? We can only ncrount in one way
for this late loveliness of the year. It is that
Jenny tarried with us, radiating Summer, which
now follows upon her going, to perpetuate her
fascination.
OrnRA.?On Friday night, the Eighteenth Sub
scription night, Mr. Impresario Maretzek will
produce Don Giovanni, for the first time this sea?
son. The old cast which gave so much satisfac?
tion last season, will be continued. Bertucca as
Zerlina, Tniili as Donna Anna, Patti as Donna
Elvira, Beneventano as Don Giovanni, Forti as
Octavio, Sanquirico as Leperello.Hosi as the Com
mendatore, Novelli as Marseto. This Opera was
very popular last season, and will doubtless draw
a full house.
On Satnrday there will be another gala night,
with'f'emma di \ ergy for the first time tins sea?
son, with Parodi. The ballet of Paquita will also
be added for the last time.
VW The Semi-Annual Examination of the la-go
Eighteenth Ward School, No. 25, in Twentieth-st.
was held by the County Superintendent on Tues
day, in company with Prof. H. Webster, E, C
Benedict, and a large number of visitors. There
were 1,435 pnpils in the different departments,
under the-care of Daniel B. Scott, Esq. Miss Bar
bnry Busteed and Miss Frances A Felt, Princi'
pals, with Messrs. B. Mason, J. S. Ketchum, Misi
Jane M. Greacen, Miss A. M. Hogers and Miss
Philcndia Woodruff, Junior Teachers in the male
department; Misses M. E. Day, M. Cooley, M.
Bowron and Emma Turner, Junior Teachers in
the ladies department ; and Misses H. A. Graff,
Louisa Wendall, Susan A. Cox, Kate H. Young
Ruth Johnson, Josephine Hogers and Susannah
Barrett, Assistants in the Primary Departments.
(This io the school that was so fearfully bespat?
tered with ?SV/1-shine and oratory in a daily jour*
nal not long since.) The condition of the school
was excellent and the examiners pronounced No.
2.". a No. 1 school.
VjsF* Fourth Ward School No. 10, in Jamcs st.
Mr. S. S. St. John, Miss Judith Peixoth and Mrs
Eliza Reynolds, Principals, with fourteen Assist*
ant Teachers, and 1,42.1 pupils present, was ex?
amined yesterday by the County Superintendent.
The school is in good condition and has a larger
I Primary than any in the City, there being 785
pupils present yesterday in that department, aud
823 on register. Miss Peixoth'S class in aritbrue
tic did extremely well; the other classes acquit?
ted themselves very fairly. Mr. McKeen pro?
nounced No. 10 to be a No. 1 school.
Launch.?The packet-ship Samuel M. Fox was
launched yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from
the ship yard of Wm. H. Webb, foot of Seventh,
st. H.H. Her measurement is 1,250 tuns, and from
appearance we think she will be out- of the fleet?
est of sailers. She will be commanded by Capt.
Allan C. Ainswot th, bite of the packet-ship Havre
who has been one of the most successful com
manders out of this port formany years. He is a
sailor and gentleman. The S. W. F. is for the
Havre line, and is named nfter one of the late firm
of Fox 4 Livingston.
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I3P The audience at the Opera last night was
more fashionable than dense. Parodi's Luerezia
was of course still a triumph and the ballet passed
oil' well.
To-morrow night we have Don Giovanni for the
first time this year with the same cast as last
season, except that Rosi is charged with the r?le
of the Commendatore, one of the most important
in the Opera. < >n Saturday night the Gemma di
Vcrgy lor the lirst time with Parodi in the leading
pail, to be followed by Paquita. The public will
throng the Opera House on both these evenings.
I'Xr' The Harrison Guar,!, Capt. Feeney, turned
out in line style yesterday, for their annual tar
get excursion. The prizes fell as follows : First
prize, a gold watch, won by J. Harrison ; second,
a silver goblet, J.Geragbty; third, a gold pencil'
Wm. Conally; fourth, one of Geniu s best, J
Garvey ; fifth, a silver eup, presented to the Cap
tain.
CtRCim Cot'ltr?Ruckman vs. Pitcher.?In this
case, being a suit against the stakeholder fur re?
turn of money bet on a horse-race, already referred
to, Ihe jury gave a verdict for plaintiff of 83,000?
being amount, without interest.
\jtp Among the throng of places to go to, we
ob.-erve an " Indian Fair," for the benetit of two
missionaries about to return to their tribes. See
ad\ ertisement.
Benefit or the Poor.?We trust our readers
will not forget the Festival of the Ladies Benevo
lent Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which will be
given to-night at the Chinese Saloon, 539 Broad?
way The object is one which needs no commend?
ation, and the most liberal patronage should re"
ward the enterprise.
["tr~ Rev. Mr. Lord will deliver the Third Lec?
ture of his Course on " Romance and Romantic
Pietry'' to-night at Hope Chapel. "Spenser'
will be the main feature of the Lecture, and his
immortal " Faery Queene" will be examined
and explained in a manner at once popular and
tdeasinc:.
1 ?*?
!3P The Concert of the " Gillespie Family,'
which we noticed yesterday, will be given at the
I Medical College in Thirteenth st. to night. See
I programme under "Amusements."
The Late Steam Boiler Explosion.?Coro?
ner Geer yesterday afternoon, at his office, took
the testimony of Mr. G. Albro, a practical en?
gineer, residing at Green Point, who testified to
beine on board the propeller Resolute alter the
explosion, and found the safety-valve lashed down,
which he gave as his opinion was the cause of the '
explosion. The material of which the boiler was
composed, and the workmanship on the same, he
thought was sufficiently good to stand one hun?
dred pounds of steam per square inch. Peter C.
Easv a practicai engineer, of No. 6? Laight-it. j
testified to being appointed by Government to in?
spect steam vessels and boilers ; examined the
boiler on the Resolute on the 2d inst-; found it in
?rood condition, and a certificate to that etfect was
triven the same day. On Saturday last, atter the
explosion, he was'on hoard the Resoiute: found
the boiler fractured and the salety-valve lashed
down, pra,jc?r.tin,s the escane of steam ar.i hence
I the explosion.
Railroad Accident.?The train from Phila
dcipbia due at 9 o'cicck last evening, did not ar?
rive till after midnight, iu con?equeucc of a de?
tention occasioned by an explosion of the loco?
motive boiler a,t New-Brunswick. Nobody in?
jured.
Accident.?A rau named James Bryant was
found on Sunday morning under the railroad
bridge at Tinga Center, much hurt and insensible.
He was removed to the house of George Miller,
and carefully attended to. Restates that he has
a wife named Betsey, in Taghkanick Columbia
Co. and a son named William, in this Citv
German Cabinet Makers' Association?
First Annual Bali.?This ball came off at Hillen?
brand's on Monday last, and proved to be a very
fine affair. Several animated speeches were de?
livered, and a collection made in behalf of the
Tailors, (whose trial will take place on the 3d of
December) which brought the snm of 313 34.
T" the Benevolent and rnii.amhr.iPL .?
Mr. Editor: As the columns of The Tribune are
always open to implore aid tor the suffering, I
would ask the privilege of appealing to a benevo?
lent public on behalf of a larue number of our fel?
low beings who have taken shelter from oppress?
ive /airs, in a neighboring Province, aud who are
in a destitute condition, many of them being un?
provided with suitable clothing to protect them
from the severity of the climate in the country to
which they have emigrated. Donations in money,
or materials for clothing and particularly east ojf
clothing, are earnestly solicited on behalf of those
pcritkitig poor, and may be left at the store ol the
subscriber, 7<i Beaver-st. New-York.
ROWLAND JOHNSON
Found Dead?About 10 o'clock, on Tuesday
night, Officer McGram. of the Fourth War.!, dis?
covered a man named Thomas Murphy, dead, and
sitting in an upright position on the door-sill of
house 4" Madison St. The deceased was taken
to the Police Station, where the Coroner held an
inquest, and a verdict ot death by congestion of
the brain was rendered by the Jury. The de?
ceased resided at Water st- was 49 years of
age, and a native of Ireland.
Sudden Death.?A man named James Noble,
about 30 years of age, yesterday fell in on apo
plectic fit in front of house i? Prince St. ami
died in a few minutes afterward. The Coroner
held nn inquest on the bod v.
RUN Over,?Philip Jones, comer ot Broadway
end Chambers st.; Thomas Mann, (boy corner of
Greenwich nod Vesey sis.; Stephen Wilson, (a
sailor) in Sonth-st. are the last cases. Wilson
had n lea broken ; the others were badly bruised.
BROOKLViN ITEMS.
See "Special Notices'' forfull proceedings
of the Dry Goods Merchants in regnrd to Early
Closing, to which we referred yesterday,
Amendment to the Cjtt Charter.?The
Board of Aldermen have adopted a resoluti m
offered by R. S. Church, that an application be
made to the Legislature to amend the City Char*
ter, so as to direct that the Counsellor and Clerk
of the Board, and the Health Physician of the City
be elected by the people.
Mechanic Hose Company had n first rate
Ball last night at Montague Hali.
Funeral of Captain Hartman.?The services
over the remains of this unfortunate and much
regretted gentleman.took place at Rev.Mr.Hodge's
church, yesterday, nnd were of the most impres?
sive description The sermon, by the Pastor, was
an eloquent and touching composition, ami de?
livered with a heartfelt earnestness which much
enhanced its effect. It embodied a sketch of the
life of the unfortunate 'Captain, who was repre?
sented to have possessed, in nn eminent degree,
the qualities which make the truly Rood man in
nil the relations of life. The Atlantic Lodge of
Odd Fellows attended the remains to tho Green?
wood Cemeterv. 1 hagle.
WILLIAMSBURGH ITEMS.
False Alarm- ok Fire.?The Trustees have
? adopted a resolution offering $25 for the convic?
tion of any person raising a false alarm of fire.
Marshals.?Sidney A. Minor has been appoint?
ed for First District. John W. Bayard for Secondi
and Charles Rhineberger for Third.
PoUNDMASTER.?William Clark has been ap
pointed to this office, vacant by the death of Mr.
Pickett.
fjf" The Hoggett Light Guards went yester?
day on a target excursion to Hoboken. where they
enjoyed themselves highly at Mr. Louis Becker's.
After a good dinner they came back through New
York, passing the office of The Tribune in excel?
lent order. John Adams is the Captain of this
Company. The prizes were a splendid gold
watch, won by Mr. Almon, a silver goblet by Mr.
J. Travis, n silver cup by Mr. Ellis, and a gold
pencil by Mr. Conselyea. They were distributed
on board the ferry boat.
NEW-JERSEY ITEMS.
\~3t The funeral of Gen. Wall, which took
place from his late residence, in Burlington,on
Monday, was attended by ft large number of per?
sons from different parts of the State, and the ser?
vice at the grave was performed by Bishop Doane.
The procession was composed of the officers and
students of Burlington College, Physicians, the
Clergy, Members of the Bar and citizens. The
Pall Bearers Were. Col. J. W. Scott of New-Bruns?
wick, Com. R. F. Stockton of Princeton, Fx-Qov.
Wm. Pennington of Newark, Gen. T. Cadwalla
der of Trenton, P. Dickinson, Esq. President of
the Trenton Bank, and Wm. Mcllvaine, Esq. of
Philadelphia.
O5" James M. Uuiniey. newly elected Mayor
of Newark, was sworn into office on Tuesday
night.
Loco-Foco Primary Meeting?.?The " Demo;
cratic General Committee" have ordered elec.
tions, to take place next Tuesday evening, in the
different Wards, for Ward Committees and Dele?
gates to the I 'Id and Young Men's General Com
mittees. The polls are to be kept open from ' to
y P. M. The stand lately taken by the late Gen
eral Committee against the Anti-Renters led us
to suppose they were averse to Reform, but it
would appear from the following, which ac?
companies the cail for the Ward meetings, that
they have promulgated a new Um from Tammany:
Ilrtotvcd, That tbe Uemocrary of the several Wards are
hereby recommended to instruct their delegates to the
General Committee for the year 13-51. to proceed immedi?
ately after their orptiiLtation. to revise the present system
of P'rimarv Elections, asd to determine upon and establish
a uniform "plan for such elections, by which a .'air and un?
doubted expression of the Democratic Republican Electors
mav be secured, and fraud* and attempted frauds detected
and exposed.
Are we to suppose from this that the ' Demo?
cracy' are to discountenance the hired ruffianism
which has so lone controlled its councils !
The Liberty Partt Vote.?Chaplin's vote
for Governor in Madison Co. is COO: Onondaga>
3-29 ; Oswego, 240; Cortland, 223; Jefferson, 1361
Herkimer, 120; Oneida,i05; Washington, 10?;
aud in the remaining Counties (with the exception
of Albany, Franklin, Greene, Kings, Monroe,
Montgomery. New-York, Ontario. Richmond,
Rocklar.d, Schenectndv, St. Lawrence, Warren.
Wayne. Wyoming and Yates, whose County
canvasses have not yet been received.) his vote
does not reach 100 in each County. The Liberty
Party Lieut. Governor, Canal Commissioners,
State Prison Inspector, and Clerk ol Appeals, fall
considerably below Chaplin.
Gr.v. Chaplin.?Tbjj,Rochri?e iMd.' Journal
says that this noted fariividual is still in jail at
that place, the &!1>,G00 bail not having yet been
entered into in his case of aasaalt upon the indi
Central Committee National Kclonu Assoria
rion.
The Committee met Inst evrnrng at the Second
Wan! Headquarters, with a large and nearly
complete representation from all the Ward?.
> ery important business was transacted, and the"
Committee reported an eloquent and stirring ad?
dress which we -rive below.
Reports from 34 organizations in the State were
received, detailing the progress of hand Reform
jn their leveral locahties, which indicate the rapid
growth of National Reform doctrines in this State.
These were ordered to be engrossed and publish?
ed, after which the Committee adjourned to meet
on Wednesday evening next
LANI> REFORM CIRCULAR.
To the Pioneers, Disciples and Priendt of l^ind Reomt
!hroHtj\out tke United States.
The Central Committee of the New York Na?
tional Reform Ass.Kiation, impelled by duty, actu?
ated by an untiring love for the holy cause we
have espoused, and, inspired bv the'knowledge
that cur principles are daily gaining ground among
the good and wise of all parties and creeds, would
call upon you to renew your action for the pur.
pose of consummating this great and beneficent
reform. Let our motto be, through the length ami
breadth of the land?Union for the sake of power,
and power to bless Humanity. Allow no section?
al divisions, new party issues, or partial reforms,
to swerve us from tho mam purjwse of securing
free hornet to all, of restoring man his birthright in
the estate of the Creator. The immediate necessi.
ty is becoming every day more alarmingly appar?
ent, the breach is rapidly widening between
those who " stand homeless beside a thousand
homes," and those who own the homes designed
by God for thousands The homeless men are ag?
gregating rapidly on the one side, while then
homes are being consolidated on the parchment
title deeds on the other. Nearly all national le?
gislation has resulted in binding the fetters more
firmly opOM us. True we have had a few noble
voices raised in our behalf in the halls of legislation,
ami ti. them let us be grateful. Wo all witnessed
at the close i f their last sittings the revolting spec?
tacle of a nation's representatives perpetrating
an enormous swindle of the people's domain, un?
der the guise of giving-millions of acres
to the soldiers, and enhancing their guilt by a pal?
pable fraud, in subverting the conditions of the
obnoxious act.
The work for to-day, them, among Reformers is
to agitate. Send true Representatives into the
councils of the Nation and State. Multiply pe?
titions and remonstrances. Knter the political
arena with a firm determination to make the hon?
orable choice of faithful Representatives, as the
election of demagogues has become degrading
and inexpressive ol the will of the People.
The work of indoctrinating must be vigilantly
persevered in. National Reform tracts must be
disseminated over the land, in every city, hamlet,
and cottage of the nation. Young America, our
organ, requires an increased circulation to make
its influence duly felt. To accomplish these ends
the New-York Central Organization would ap?
peal to every friend of the cause for aid. W o.
have given evidence of our love and zeal in the
cause by an unceasing advocacy of its principles
for seven years past, under the most forbidding
prospects and with large pecuniary sacrifices. j
In raising this fund the Central Committee pur
pose sending Lecturers into every county of every
State, where the field will amply repay a large J
outlay of printed matter. Let every individual
semi his mite to the Treasurer of the Association
as early as practicable. Let subscribers and clubs
he raised and forwarded to the Editor of Voting
America, or lo the ollicers of the Association
JOHN WINDT, President.
? KKV;r;Rr'lSe<:re,,iriM
John McCaffii.. .'r. Treasurer.
Letters addressed to either of the Secretaries
at the publication office of Young America, 1 12
Nassau st.. second door, will be received and ac?
knowledged.
JOHN Iii !vK\SEK. City Cor. Secretary.
ro-it-Ofllcc. Circular.
The following notice has been addressed by the
Postmaster General to the various Postmasters
throughout the United States i
Post-Ofkh r. Department, Nov. t, law
It is believed thai many violations of the law
are committed with impunity through private
expresses, from censurable ignorance on the part
of Postmasters, and a general want of knowledge
on the part ot the public, of the provisions of the
act of March It, 1845.
That act declares " mailable matter ' to be all
letters and newspapers, anil oil magazines and
j pamphlets published in a regular series, and all
other printed or written matter, whereof each
! copy snail not exceed eight ounces in weight;
thus embracing ail insurance policies, whether
blank or tilled, and all circulars, handbills and
written or printed notices whatever
it forbids the conveyance of the mail by private
expresses making stated or regular trips from one
[dace to another, between which tho United States
mail is transported, of any ? mailable matter'what?
ever, except newspapers tor sale or distribution to
subscribers, and except also, pamphlets, maga?
zines ami periodicals, when not matted or directed,
er or agent for the sale thereof, and subjects
every person thut offending, or aiding and asmt
ing therein, to a penalty of 8150 lor each otTense.
It subjects the owners ol any vehicle or vessel
by which, with the knowledge or connivance of
the owner, driver, conductor, or person having
charge thereof, is conveyed anv person acting as
a private express, and actually In possess..f
forbidden'mailable matter.'to a penalty ol #150
for each offense.
It subjects the owner; ol any vehicle or vessel
making stated trips, and conveying, as aforesaid,
any forbidden mailable matter, otherwise than in
the mail, to a fine of $100, and the driver, conduc?
tor, captain, or other person in charge, to a line of
$50 for each offense. It permits the conveyance
bv such vehicle or vessel, out ol the mail, ol let?
ters or other maiiable matter relating to accom?
panying cargo or freight, but ordern Jar goods,
It subjects ai! persons whatsoever, who shall
send, or cause 'o be sen!, by private express or
other unlawful means, any forbidden mailable
matter, to a penalty ol $50 tor each otfense.
See regulations prescribed by the Postmaster*
General, to enforce act of March rid, 1845, Nos.
1S8, 144, 481, 162, 483, 184,486, 187,488, and l-'J.
The attention of postmasters is specially called
to regulations 492, 41/;: and 11?I.
FIT/. HKNRV WARREN,
Second As-cstar.t P jstmaster-1 lenerai.
liestructlve Fire?From fifteen to Twenty
liiillding- Hurtled :
About -i o'clock last evening a tip- broke out iu
a sniail house in Ray Lane, in the eastern part ol
the city, owned by Mrs. Marthcw, and occupied
by Daniel Sullivan. It this building several fam?
ilies* resided, some of whom were sick. The tire
soon spread to the adjoining tenements which
were nil of wood, and the adjacent buildings on
Ray Lane, were all consumed except one.
On Bryan st. all the houses in the block were
destroved except two small buildings on the cor?
ner ot'that street and Houston, owned by Mrs.
Snider. In this block were several buildings own?
ed by Mrs. Matthew. Mrs. Snider, and the estates
of Mrs. Worthinetoa and Mr. Walter Smith.
On the block between Bry an and St. Julian sts.
all the buildings were detroyed except the dwell?
ing house owned by Capt. John Dennis.
On East Broad-st. two large two story build?
ings, occupied as dwellings and stores, took fire
and were soon enveloped in flames. At this time
the wind sprung up from the southwest, and the
fire burned with a rapidity defying the efforts of
those who labored to stay the Maines.
The principal sufferers are Mrs. Mart new, who
lost two buildings. Mrs. Jane Snider, a widow
iady, who lost live or six buildings. The estate of
Mrs. Margaret C. Worthington, and the Estate of
Mr. Walter Smith, which lost nine or ten build?
ings, Mr. Martin Amow, which lost two buildings,
and Mr. Sanders, who lost his grist mill. The oc?
cupants of the bouses, whose names we could not
learn, have lost nearly everything.
[Savannah <.a., n?*s, -~
? Deadi v EgnrgB
LITS.?Lauuville, JNOV. .Johnson tami
rnaae members of the famll m.
lie,, ol ^nne?ee betwe^6 po-irica-has for some
culy-havnng.tts ongm mj^ A,iamjiburg,
pail existed, met r*/,;/HamlitoEg wertf
^wout^indwe^not expectedi .survive.
Z.L- . - v?;-/V,t ?ia rrurdT^r of his brotu
r# 3?w> :.A ??,.?;.?Par? m
Vermont l.pfil<il.itarr>.
The Muldlt^iry Rcgxttrr contains a brief re
view of the proceedings of the Vermont Ljgisla
tore at its late session, from which we extract tbs
following
The General Hanking Law, a thoroaghiy radi
cal measure, was defeated atter a full discussion,
by a much more decisive majority than last year'
The chartering of Hanks, for w"ht-h there have
been numerous applications, lias been cautiously
and considerately managed. Hanks were granted
at Derby, S wanton Falls, D.tuby, and at some
point in the White Hiver Valley, to bo determined
by a committee. The capital'sttvk of the Bank
oi lintiand, and of thu Hank of Orleans, was als?
increased. This is nearly or quite the sum ef all
tbe legislation of this sort?out of some twenty
rive or thirty applications.
In the department of " Roads," the great ques?
tions in asuation this year were : The bridging of
Lake Champlain at Rouse's Point, and the appli?
cation of the Rutland aud Whitehall Railroad
for rieht to extend their road, from Castleton to
Rutland. In the firmer case, after so amending
the original bill as to ?ive the Rutland and Bur?
lington Road equal privileges with the Vermont
Central, in connecting with the Vermont and
Canada [authorizing the R.at.d B, to extend their
road to Swanton via St. Albans Bav for that pur?
pose!?the grant was made almost unanimously
- only three in the Senate (Messrs. Chandler. Cur?
rier and Parker) voting against it. In the House
there were hut eleven opposed. The grant asked
by the Hutland and Whitehall Road wr? refused
by a decisive majority. Several Plank Road
companies were incorporated--among the num?
ber one from Bristol to Vergennes, and one front
Hinesbnigh to Burlington.
A bill to repeal the new .ludii iary Law of last
year passed the House, but was'killed in the
Senate.
The License Law occupied no little time in the
House, having been referred to a Special Commit?
tee, who spent a week or two in* maturing tha
bill on the subject, which was subsequently vari?
ously amended and discussed at length in the
House
(We have already published an abstract ol thu
law.?Ed. Trib.)
These are but a portion of the topics which
principally occupied?the attention of the Legisla?
ture?but all we have room to specify at present
We have already spoken of several in another
connection.
The following net in relation to the writ of Ha?
beas Corpus to persons claimed us fugitive slaves
ami the right of trial by Jury, we publish entire.
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly
of the State of Vermont, as follows.
Sec. 1. The same power is hereby given to, and
the same duties imposed upon, tho Circuit Judges
ol the several Judicial Circuits of this State, whtelt
are given to, and imposed upon, the Judges of tho
Supreme Court, by the provisions of charter 38 of
the Revised Statutes, entitled " Of Habeas Cor?
pus."
Ski ? 2. It shrill be the duty of State'? Atter
neys, within their respective Counties whenever
mi} inhabitant of this Mate arrested or claimed
as a fugitive slave, on being informed thereof, dili?
gently and faithfully to use all lawful means to
protect, defend and procure to be discharged every
such person so arrested or claimed as a fugitive
slave.
6xc. 3. The application of any State's Attorney
in writing to any one of the Judges of the Su?
preme Court, or to any Circuit Judge, signed by
an) State's Attorney in his official capacity, ?tat
ing in substance the name of the prisoner and the
persons detaining him, if known, and that the per?
son arrested, claimed or imprisoned, is arrested,
claimed or imprisoned as a Fugitive Slave, shall
be sufficient authority to authorise the issuing of
a habeas corpus as provided in said chapter thir?
ty eight of the Revised Statutes, and said writ
may be signed by any one of said Judges, or the
Clerk of theSupreme or County Court; and said
writ shall be made returnable to the Supreme or
County Court, when in Session, in the County
where such application is made . and iu vacation
said writ may be made returnable fortwith befori
either of the Judges aforesaid.
Sue. I. It shall uo the duty ol all Judicial an
Executive ofllcess in this State, in their respective
counties, who shall know, or have good reason
believe, that any inhabitant of this State is about
to be arrested or claimed as a Fugitive Slave,
forthwith to give notice thereof to the State's At?
torney of the county in which such person residua.
Sec 5. Whenever the writ of habeas corpus la
granted in vacation, as provided in this act, or as
[irovided by exist ng laws, ll upon the hearing of
the name before any one of the Judges aforesaid,
the person imprisoned, arrested or claimed as a
Fugitive s ave, shall not bo discharged, suoh per?
son shall be entitled to an appeal to the next
stated term of the Count} Court in the county
where suchhearing was had, on famishing such
bail, and within such time, as the Judge granting
the writ, on hearing the ease, shall adjudge to bo
reasonable and proper.
Ski 6, The court to which such appeal is taken,
and any other court to which ??< writ ot habeas
corpus in behalf of any such person claimed orar
n steii as a fugitive slave is made returnable, mar?
aud shall, on application of either party to such
proceeding, allow and direct a trial by jury, on all
questions of fact in issue between the porties, in
the niRtter aforesaid, and the taxable costs of
snch trial shall be chargeable to the State; when?
ever the same would be otherwise chargeable to
the person arrested or claimed ? us a fugitive
slave.
Sei . 7. The several Circuit Judges shall havo
the same power now vested in the Judges of tha
Supreme Court, by virtue of an act iu amend?
ment of chapter 103 of the Revised Statutes, re
lating to persons confined in close jail, on exectt
tions of tort, approved Nov. Kl, A.D. 1(140.
Se< " This act shall take effect from its pas?
sage. .
Ecclesiastical Trial.
An Ecclesiastical Court, composed ol Presby?
ters ol the diocese of Massachusetts, assembled
in Trinity Church, this city, yesterday, for the
trial of Rev. Oliver S. Prescott, Assistant
Minister of the Church of the Advent, in this city,
upon charges of heresy, preferred by the Stand
u,..' Committee of tie: diocese. Alter receiving
the presentment containing the charges, Bishop
Kastburo, in conformity with the canons of tha
Episcopal Church, appointed nine Presbyters,
from which the accused selected live. The five
Presbuei s selected to compose the Ecclesiastical
Court are i
lit*. EnWAXD Bai.t Ann, of Marblel.uad.
H?f. Joseph H. Climcm, of South Button
I'.no. CnABLES Mason, of Botmn.
Rev. edmund K. 8i.au r.a, of Rosbury.
Rev. Thomas lt. Lambert, !.'. S. Navy
Wo copy from the Traveller the Presentment,
which contains six charges, as follows i
1st. That Rev. Oliver S. Prescott has taught
that the Virgin Mary, the mother of our Saviour,
is an object of worship
2d. That Rev. Oliver S. Prescott hat held ami
ta tgbl the doctrine of Transubstantiation.
id. That the said Rev, Oliver S. Pre?<;ott has
in id and taught that Auricular Confession to a
priest, on the part of the members ot the church,
is proper, and allowable, and profitable.
4th. That tie- said Oliver 8. Prescott has he.'d
and taught that priestly absolution, in connection
with auricular confession, is allowable, and de?
sirable, and protitable.
5tb. That the said Rev. Oliver 8. Prescott has
adopted and pursued certain custouit and prac
tices which are repugnant to the teachings of the
Church, contrary to the spirit and meaning of her
standards, and against the common order and es?
tablished usages of the Church, and a violation of
her common law. ? ,
6tb. That the said Rev. Oliver 8. Prescott has
held, taa-'bt, encouraged, practiced, or defended,
seme, or all of the false doctrines, heresies, and
wrong and unan?iorued customs, fonns and cere?
monies, which are contrary to tbe fixed standards,
ctab'ished usages, and common law of the
the before-written charges
atRXrf'Hti0Dana, Jr. and Peter Eiiver Esq..
appeared as Counsel for the accused, and sub
r^'A scaffold at tbe new M B. Church, now
in course of erection at Halt way, N.J. tell on Mon?
day, and two persons, J- M. Jackson and Daniel
BiiVmfield, precipitated upon the beams beneath.
They were severely though not fatally injured.
?3^ The F'nrmouid (Va_i Banner states that
severai failures have incurred among the contrac
tors on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in that
qoarter. The Banner says; "The effect ha,?
operated severely against numbert of the hard
working laborers, as well as others who trusted
them. Three ot the co.-tractors left f>r parts on
known.

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