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It Heo ft All. ; ) SATUKDAY, JANUARY 81, 1671. IV, ' Aaaasraneat To-dar. (r ir rxiif-ik.ii,ii.jT.iiiK1i, m.ium. ' , Apollo IUll-It. Cmj'i Dlaniu ,f IralaaJ. I llt's -Ikratra-Uataoaletallr. Uit'i... ft tlryaat's Optra Ueaae-tla H., Wlwrta Ilk ant tla l I f IM Areaee Tktalra-bnlttv Mallaaa. P Jr4 Optra Iteeae-La rttkaols. almata t. Uaa Edaala'a Taeatre-Maaarpa. V.u.aa. ft WIWU-lOrJt-Tk. Dl.ikCrtk. Mailt,.. 1 , w York Cirtut Utkit.,.rr,AfJmr.r Marie. WalliM. i Olyaaale Theatre-Wea WiliK ItUk, liatlaaa. tail Tkoalre-UtMilli. a FraatUta at latlrrla-111 Mnf, Taar PaaUr'a Oatra ll.tt-N. arlite, MtUiH. ! Raath I'ataiaalltTaaatl OftiU Vlalun, ' 1 allaa-a'e-bara, Matiati j M ooa'a aloaeam-Lta Tktnpwt Tmrt. Hallow. I t IIS Incnpneltv In thn Trcmury. KM 1 TLo tlmo being propitlou, tlio Treasury Sft J Dcpurtmcnt wa urged just ono roar njro to I'i ' hlft Its six jx cent, five -twenties into fivo jjfi " per cent, ten-forties. Everybody understood 1 j Inrtwhata proposition of this Bort meant, fl Iho two sorts of securities having long Loen f B .familiar to the St:ck Exeliango and to tho B ' croncrnl public. Tho market and tho gen- 5 ' circumstances wero favorablo to the in' epe ration. The plan was simple, the reasons UR ; fo' making tho exchange obvious and lm- M ! Irovc. The Qovcrnmcnt's option for tho If payment of tho firo-twentles was maturod, or 'A " mostly soj tho threat of paying them in ' 8 greenbacks had been often made by patriotic lC iwlltlclans of tho Democratic persuasion, and demand for tholr taxation was a periodic fi ill version of provincial Democratic conven- I ; tlons. On tho other hand, tho ten-forties S3 i ' which It was proposod to offer In exchange if? 'were to run ten years at least, accompanied .! j 1 ly specific promlsa this tlmo that they j J nhould bo paid in gold, and that they should j; x positively and peremptorily free from the f. rl claims of hungry tax-gatherers. ILCg f Tho last session opened upon an easy ft f monoy market on both hides or the Atlantic, pf nnJ 1,10 opportunity to shift several hundred . millions of tho lx per cents Into fivo por fcS nts was thus manifest to tho financial tig mind. Why then was not this result ac- tUf t eompllshcd without nny hesitation or delay! 'm ' The answer muet bo given. It was bo. y-lv' uso tho Secretary of tho Treasury did not l flT"P the situation. He did not sec, as he f might and as he ought, that this was Just J ;j -what the case admitted of, neither moro nor I fi I less ; and ho did not como promptly down to Ijj I Congress and nsk that body to lose no tlmo Jl ' ' o giving him the authority to mako tho ex- 'r cliange.or to negotiate a new loan ou this f i 'lasls. Ho took up tho subject, to bo sure, Vh he merely turned It up to tho light and Yti. Oawdlcd over it. Ho hesitated and listened jLS 10 rrdcaders, who tnr.-.ed oat to In as foolish ,! Iff, CS C7 "cr; Polur'i. T!i?y raised a, fog of J I 1 expectation which altogether beclouded tho 4 ! 1 Becretary'a islon. His imagination dwelt )'j '? npon tho vain hopes held up by his deluded ijjjf.. md deluding stlf-constitutcU counsellors, jjt that tho whole world was eager to lend us 3 j-tl money at four and a half, and oven four per I! f lh wnt. It was because Mr. BoirrwnLi, thus jiltS" ullowcd himself to bo deceived with I'll. I Views and hopes havlrtg no solid founda tlffi tlon, and becauso ho dreamed of impopslblo j'W'Vf i results among tho money changers, that iV&t nothing was done. Congress, not being JeJI either enlightened or pressed by tho Treas ISfi J , "7 Dcpartraciit, pottvred over tho subject 31 m f dl winter, debating all sorts of propositions, I i md, as in alt its dubates on finance, making jt'M-, darkness visible Whilo it debated, .Mr. Wil -Boutweu, patiently woltcd on Providence Tor some miraculous interposition in behalf Iff 8 of the Treasury, not knowing whether to ' teliove tho ignoramuses who kept prcach ! J1) J ng to him that it was just aa easy to borrow I money at four per cent, as at fivo or six. I? Accordingly Congress, unurged to do tho J jjrj ,, only practical thing possiblo, did nothing. Iff! ' AVhon July came, and tho tlmo had well j S ' . nlKu passed, a squlnt-oycd measure was ' finally put thrmgh. It was clumsy, par SI j t'al, inadequate, and unpopular. It fell to 1(1 I ! tbo ground still born, n bungling abor.lon, Sji V The result of It all is, that tho country la now 2 (j , Tying six per cent, interest on six or eight Sjl! : hundred million dollars which might havo 9); ' funded a year ago at fivo per cent., 3!,,;: iho Treasury thei J.y "aving tho dllll-reiico Sjii , of six to eight iullin.li .1 illnra a year in Inter s' t t money. And ni).-, ut tho end of a full 3' ! ' ;' year, when tho marked of tho world an :J 1'lied with fresh lonna of great European a'A , ' 'I ro,vcrs, cither engaged lu war or apprehend ; J' ,sa r -g mo rate of interest, our Treasury J ; , Department is juet getting through Congress )!'; ' ' tho measure, which it ought to have hud J "A i passed a year ago. That Is to say, Mr. Uuu r- . !3 1VELL is empowered to chango five lain- 1 If H 5, drod million six per cents into fivo per cents. fel . ' Having thrown nway a good chance, great j M olacrity is now shown In embracing a bad I jjlji, , ooOi, JJut ,YC fc'lvo Cciifirees credit for ono ijf '. thing. Whcro It was gushing last year in j &'' tho expression of its financial wlilf.rj i ;j H 1 1 ' 1 lUs yeaf tllcnt tlumb as tho grave. .Mem- 1 Jf J can now eeo that they then talked tho : j , country out of six or eight millions; and sce- j J ' (ng it, they at least huve tho graco to say 1 jfl nothing. They let tho new proposition puss i 17, Without a word. ft ' . Whatever shrill finally como of It, one thing t xji ' at least is certain : tho bill comes a year too j vX Jato. How soon it can bo rendered uvaila- HV ' 1h lu not easy to be foreseen. The only I V thing that la sure is what wo have already ly lost and what wo aro still losing by delay. Bjjlj Nobody can tell when tho money markit BM j j jl 1 will be in such a condition that tho projected B'jjr ncgotlutlous can Ik) carried out. To know ( ' ! , tills, wo must await future developments. B ' J Moantlmo it is useful to contemplate the B 'if. conseimcnccs of want of judgment, euergy, HL;ll and prescience In the administration of al- 1 fairs. Tho Treasury J). j, ltmcut has known Birjjjj, nothing, and wanted to .n)v nothing up- B2M' 1 p&rently, about our finaiR-ea, exenpt to seu f M how much money could bo wrung from the H h3; country to pllo up In tho Treasury, and pay EU dolta not duo theso twclvo or fifteen years. B Si J I Opprceslvo taxes upon tho sources of na. HS lit;, Uonal wealth taxes which only incxorabln BvV national demands can over justify have IJl boen tenaciously clung to, and ar now ad. H 5 . vocated at tho Treasury, In order that a debt H! Hf' ' not duo may bo put in tho way of rapid B;t( !:; diminution. Tho plan pursued Is a naked flffit V Srab ujion the pockets of capital and luduu- H I , ; K' try, which find it oppressive to pay, In order Bb j H f'at the collections thus made may bo dis Bl Vr , tributcd to those whq do uot wnut to receive bBbBbBBpt the money. The last reserves upon which tho urgent exigencies of war could lay 1U hand are held to bo tho legitimate resources of tho Government to ralso a surplus rcve nuo n tlmo of peace for wholly unnecessary objects. If the Treasury Department had any con. alstcnt schemo for bettering the financial position If, for example, It wero accumulat ing a surplus -for tho purposo of aiding the restoration of spcclo payments tho country might bo disposed to bear tho exactions upon It with somo degree of patlcnco. It might bo disposed oven to excuso tho ex traordinary lack of sagacity upon which wo havo commonted. But thero is no fcaturo of tho Treasury management which can Iks regarded with ap. proval or complacency. It Is Mlko con. suxablo for what It docs and for what It dot not do. Wo aro paying debts tliat no body wants paid, wo aro wasting reserves that ought to bo held and applied to tho restoration of spcclo payments, and wo aro raying enormous sums of Interest money annually which wo ought not to bo paying. We should bo glad to find reason to ro gard tho management of the Treasury as an exception to tho general dead level of In capacity that has marked other branche of the Administration; but with all our good will, wo find ourf elves unablo to do so. Dentil's Thorouchfaresa Wo borrow tho nbovo heading from tho last report made by tho Hoard of Health upon the sanitary condition of tho city. Tho fuels which wo aro bringing to light In re gard to the tencmcnt-houso population of New York aro so terrible that wo aro glad to rcinlorco our statements by quotations from public official documents. Of theso thoroughfares of death which run between tho towering blocks of tenement houses, tho Board of Health declares that M hero deifth apparently holds continued carnival, with poverty, wretchedness, and filth as aids." They also Inform tho 'public that their sur vey of tho tenement houses of tho city " has revealed a rate of crowding lu tenement dwellings that has probably not been equalled In any other grcit city in tho world." Hour readers would like to Inspect a few samples of there specimen dwellings situated on death's thoroughfares, they can call at 1 those mentioned below, tho descriptions of which wo copy from tho Itcport of tho Board of Health : " Tiu TE.vrurxT at TO lUxTTn SmtrT-Tlie -HiMUr lnpectir' snrrcy luw IweDtr-nvo fa-ai-!'"' omPrt'lnj! 1H prraooj. livlne npon Ilia rrem lac. The Itnimtnli art piled flva itorlM lilcb. and ILc rear 1j built bade lo Licit aeilnat anutber pile of rrsr UncmrnU apca Mulberry treel luti. and ayl-lcli are rntrred from Hut ttrctt. "Tin TixryiNTfl ATlMlUTAnnFTnrrr. Tlirtt tenement! abut ajalnu the loutb tide of the rear portion of thote at VJ.Ilajlcr. Tba home It fire ttorlct blgb ; the rear It balli rlofo tlnt the mde of the rear vt TV llaiter, thereby rtnderinr tnrnneh-tnd-ibronsb ventilation tmpoMlble. Thla rile of tri,.-stntt contalnt a population of 103 periona; tbrj hiiTc t.rn alxdcatna upon the premlart during the e r, which ti c;uil to a death-rate of Mreriout In l.(v) " The tenementa here mentioned, apart from be Ine tadly rUnned, tre to conalraetrd, Kith narrow etilitttac conrit, and with rears Inllt compactlf taca; to back, that all aldet, exoeptlne the etrret front, thev are atint on" from aunlkhl aad cxiernal TeuUUtlon." a Tho report further states that, as a conse quence of this overcrowding and wretched ness, tho very Instinct of domesticity, of privacy, of homelikcncss is crushed out, and that " tochlldren born and reared under such Influences It Is Inevitable death. Moral ele vation or an Improved social standing enn rarely como to any family so environed and so housed." Such is the condition in which hundreds of thousands of the Inhabitants of New York are kept by A. T. Stewajit and his confed erates, who oppose every practicable schcniii for giving them speedy and cheap access to tho suburban districts. It Is alleged r.s an excuse for Mr. Sihwakt that ho wants to comiel tho working pcoplo of Now York to scttla upon his property at Hempstead Plains ; but wo submit that such a scheme, instead of an excuso for his conduct, Is only au agftravallon of hia oiTenco. Lot us havo steam rallior.da running at cheap rates from tho lower part of tie cliy into tho submit, and then let tho working pcoplo select their places of residence to suit themselves. Why should they be compelled to buy homes of a giasplng millionaire tit Hempstead Plains, when they desire to go elscwhero? Must they consent to be racked with aguo nnd do vonn d by mosquitoes in ordei that ho may be made rb'licr K Usurpation. The Washington Patriot maintains that the protection which President OiujiThas extended to Dominica ngainst Hoytl is Just as flagrant n, usurpation of tho war power as If he had undertaken to establish a pro tectorate over Ireland ngainst England, the principle not being at all nfli-cted by tho fact that Huytl Is too weak to resent tho outrago. Tho fact that tho treaty which could nlono furnish tho shadow of a justification for tho President's action was made void through rejection by the Senato Increases tho enor mity of tho wrong. Tho cool deliberation with which Presi dent Quant has utterly Ignored tho require ments of tho laws whcro they did not fiult him, and substituted his own will as being superior to ull legislation, is at onco start ling and suggestive, as It Is certainly with out precedent in tho history of this country. Tho fact that in sovcral instances of this kind os lu ordering tho census retakun In Philadelphia and in this city, and In tho ap pointment of men to offices which they were legally disqualified to hold tho objects to bo attained by his extraordinary proceedings wero trivial In tlulr nature, docs not lessen the gruvity of tho oll'onco. That tho Chief Executive of tho notion choom'B to disregard tho law in his ofllcial acts when it conflicts with his own Inclinations can bo but poorly excused by tho plea that ho had no strong reasons for his unlawful course. Our columns announced yesterday the sudden death of Mr. IIenut IIciiden of Troy, at tho ago of nearly eighty ycurs. ilo wns born Id Duuiblane, Scotland, lu 1701, and came to the United States in 1510. Ho uas ono of (lis moat useful men of hia generation. To extraordinary capaclllea of iniud bo united a tlroDjj cliaiactcr and a generous heart. Ilia genius aa an inventor was admirable. We owe to Mm the machine for mallng wrought-iron spikes, that for making tlie hook-licaded spikes used In fasten Init ralhoad bars, and that for making horse shoes. Long before the construction of the Ureal Kaslcrn ateamtliip, be conceived and ad located the plan of building steam vessels for ocean navigation of such large size ud tutu drougl.t gf water that ther cuuld uot w' - u I ' j i . u."ij muw i laa i i - bl affected by the movement of the wares. With snob, ships h( waa confident that the passage across the Atlsatio might be msde by the most sensitive person witboat seasickness; while by tba application to these of suitable propelling power, he expected to eroea In about balf thl time required by the swiftest steamers now In existence. White occupied with these Inventions and Ideas, Mr. Bcsdxx established at Troy iron works of great extent, which aro still conducted by two of his tons. For some years past he ha exercised no control over the business, but baa lived upon a beautiful estate near the wotks, pass ing his time In the society of his friends and de voting a considerable portion of his incomo to works of benevolence and humanity. Ill death was as peaceful as tits Ijfc was honored. It oe ourred about 10 o'clock on Thursday morning. His daughter, Mrs. I'aocnm, found htm lying upon the sofa in his room. Supposing him to be asleep, she kissed him, saying, "Aro you asleep, father I" and discovered that be was dead. He leaves two sons, Jiiu and Towxiaxu IIcbdsk, and three daughters, Mrs. Gen. McDowctt, Mr. I'aocnnr, and Mrs. Wamwobhi of Buffalo. It I said that by his will his largo property Is di vided equally among his children. Gen. Mc Dowell fa one of the trustees of the estate. Tho Faltt-nporting Tribune accuses Sen etor CuiAMtn of Introducing a bill Into tho Leg islature "requiring railway companies to paas him and bis fellow-legislators fret," and add that the Senator has reached the lowest depth of mean ness. Senator Criakih has Introduced no such bill. Ills bill simply requires the railway com panies to furnish the messengers and other attache of tho Legislature with patsn. "The lowest depth of meanness" has been reached by the llepublicnn Legislatures of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In those- Stales the law makes it impcratlvo upon the railway companies to give the members of the Legislature free passe. Tho Hon. HicifAiiu Yates, who has just been left out of tho Senate by the Legislature of Illinois, proposes to amend the Constitution so as to make foreign-born cltliciis eligible to the office of President of tho United States. Mr. Yatis always was a man of liberal views. A serious chnrgo of misrepresentation Is made by tho Trillion flptclaler against tho 1'ms slan authorities. A short time ago tho Trench authorities iUed a proclamation, offering to every Trench officer who escapes from prijon and rejoins the army 7S0 franc indcrauity to give him a new outfit, but peremptorily refusing a sous to any officer who had taken any sort of en gagement to the Germans. This order, it Is asserted, was mctamorplioicd Into the following calumny at Versailles, whence it ;; as tcleirraphcd by Mr. ltrcTta's agent, and published in all the London paper: "The German authortn'cs de claro that according to an official French docu ment which has fallen Into their hands, and which emanate from the sixth (cction of the fifth division of the War Department, the French Government, by a decree dated the 10th of No vember, offer a premium of 750 francs to be paid to each of tho French cfliccrs who hare escaped from German captivity in breach of their parole," tho fact being that It was peremptorily refused to any officer who had given a paiolo. The sarno despatch, In the same words, is report ed from Berlin, In a special telegram to the Lon don Timu. Thla Is a matter in which the I'rus aian honor is gravely involved, and which should be explained, if possible, without delay. Wo havo received a letter from Newtown, Pa., informing us that disreputable publications are sent thero from Washington under tho fiank of I'ALin N. Tavloe, member of Congrcn from that district. Thla Is another argument for the abolition ct the frankiug privilege. Is it possiblo for tho FaUc lUporting Tri luni to get anything right! On Thursday morn ing it announced that Senator (Iexiv had Intro duced a bill appropriating $200,0'i0 for the finish ing of the new County Court llouie. Mr. Gexev Introduced no such bill. The Improtl Timtt, probably misled by the FuUt-H-jiortini Tribunal announcement, give vent to an editorial article raking the Court riouse Commisiinners furo and aft for their corruption. A correct report of the proceedings of the I-gislaturo was printed in Tn Sum. Truth Is cheaper at two cents than falsehood at four. Chief Justice Chask remains In tho c!tr and, as we ere very glad to learn, continues to impiovc in health, In ploasnnt weather ho walks out, and when the temperature will not admit of this, he takes exerciso in a carriage. Though considerably reduced In flesh, and showing marka of illness otherwise, his miud was never clearer er his conversation more Interesting. He receives his friends freely, and is bcucfitcd by the pleascnt excitement of their society. The public will be happy to be informed that be con fldently looks forward" to a return lo the Bctii"? duties of his offico at no very distant day j and if his strength continues to iucrcavj as it has done for some tlmo past, he will doubtless be i ble to fulfil this expectation. Tho Chief Juiticc is one of our great men, r.ud cjUZaiis of all parlies taVe a deep Interest lu his welfjrc, and earnestly desire his early restoration to activity. Tho much-talked-of inventory of tho lato Tuaddei's Stevens's estato has at last been pub liahed. The amount of personal property In cluded in it foots up tins sum of 1S,C16.25. Thciearano l'uclflc Uailroad bonds comprlsod in tho Inventory. The executors say that thero Is an unsettled account between the surviving partners of tho firm of Stkve.vs A Aiil nnd tho estate of Mr. Stevens, which ha been in con troversy sinco tlio death of Mr. STSVt:;g, but they aro uuallo to state .y unount which will or may be reWTercd fioin this source. Tho great enow storm at tho West on Saturday and Sunday last waj marked by some peculiar mid uncommon features. It began among the Itocky Mountains on tho 10th, reach ed Omaha, Dnlulh, nnd St. Paul on the 1 1 tit, and struck Chicago, in the form of a drizzly rain, on the l"..h. The time occupied by it in travers ing the distance from Omaha to Chicago was 39 hours, being nt the rate of about 10 mile an hour. Ill the afternoon of tho Uth (Friday) the ruin at Chicago gave way to snow, which fell rapidly till Sunday afternoon. Tho enow was soft and damp, ond was blown by the strong wind into great drifts, though it was not moro than 22 Inches deep on a levil. The telegraph wlie suffered much from breakage, and ull the mil roads lending to and fiom Chicago were more or leu obstructed. A Chicago clergyman, according to the Timti of that city, in the course of sonic Instruc tion which lie gave lo his hcurcis on the subject of hell, informed them among other things that the mental anguieh of that placo and he took particular pain to assuro his hearers that hell Is " a place" is so tremendous and oiviul that the damned, a a matter of recreation, would fall back upon the torture of tho instruments of punishment and the scorching flames which are also to be found there. Whatever may be thought of tho reverend gentleman's belief about hell, It Is certain that bis Ideu of recreation are, to lay the least, peculiar. A l.ovcr'a Ilrapcratlon, On Sunday evening last, Alfred Hewlett, of Cold Bnrlng JI 111, wtul Into tho woods ami Willi a penknlfo altempled suicide, cuttlui! hit neclt In several places. He lies In a tery low condition. It is raid that the joune w'omau lo whom In lud been paylni his addresses cuinti i Nuw YorkoL- a a-J-i.-a--iL . . ara wmmmmm mm ill I THE' METHODIST MUDDLE. BECBSX UrrESTiaATIOX. Mare YVramllaa- la (Secret Besln-A Fr teat from the Praaacnllon-The finals of Adjournment Aireett Upon-Tha Tardea Klaa and Mnk Up, and then Ulaasree. The Investigation of the Lanahan caio before the Methodist Book Committee still drat along, and thoath always approximating a settlement, con stantly disappoints all expectation in that direction. Yesterday waa spent by the tribunal In secret ses sion, at the adjournment of which It wis announced that every tblat had beenaatlafactorlly arranced for a discontinuance ot the proceeding-, and that cer tain papers, embodying the basis of adjoitment, were ready to be ilrea lo the press. Dot before the reporters could Eat at theso document a misunder standing '.developed Itself a to tbtlr construction, and they were withdrawn to bo further considered to-day. Al the hour ol adjournment oa Friday evening, a basis ot settlement waa dolermlned upon aa printed In yesterdays Sex. This basis was la the form of a preamble and resolution, snbitaiitlillyu follows t irAcTMi, The Bishops, In their naper submitted to this committee, have liven tu their Tnternretation of the illrrlpJino of tbe Melhoditt L'hnrch In Its applica tion to Ma-i like the one before on and n htrtnu Erclcaliitical law 1 ciccotUDglr meagre la Its nrovlalona for each rates i and nttrtat, TO BUhoin as well aa the Commlltet have exrreaira. thrtr mil confidence in Hie lovadnets and arty otitis Boot Concaa i and MArrmt. Hot a brief latarval tiHU to the mettlng of the Ueneral Conferearc i tocrafars, Knotted, Tnaiav'l Qawilaaa rtlallnx to the manaze mtni ot the Hoot Cencern ba rcrarrea to aCommiulen, to be eompoaed of .three tnenbrni droaen Irom the llooa Coramltiw, with bishop Scott at lu het4, and Judaea rncrr ao4 Ktnolai, tn which three exprri hall tie .aaeel i the raid CouuDlitlon to latnUeiie all the i affslia ot tin Concern, aad report to (be Committee to be electea at tho Ueneral OaXereace In 1ST!. Tide tusU was Anally agreed to by the following name) members: The Itev. Messrs. Woodruff, Slates, lllngham. Van Cleve, Mattby, Itawllns, Ban nister, Brooks, and Moore 9, The following named opposed tbe busts: TheUcv. lleur. Kennedy, Hothwclllar, Vernon, Erwln, Pike, and flllcer-4. SDlseqnsntly Mr. Hiker changed his vote to the affirmative, o that the bails was adopted by 10 to 5. Tnls was the standing of the matter alt'oa tpcnlrg of ytlerdar' t.;or.. leV.eiiiay uornlnc the tommltle cbarxrxl with the prixee ullon of tlie caso submitted the loUowliig document: PROTEST Of inc ACCt'SEO. X1T Vnax. Jsn.tl. 1971. To.Me Bock Commtllie nflht il. K. CaurcA noulnSf t.on, IIiaricTan namraix iw Ciicist i Whtrini, Certain cbirtet havo been preferred to yonrboilyaeaiatiiho tier, .loin Laoahaa, I). 1 Al siainnt Uuok Actnt at New Vert i and II kntnt. You hate enierUlard the Mid charges, and tsrreon hate nspendea Uie said l-aoahan from iho said once, and bate called hlin lo trial nnder the earn. In act nrdaiice wltti tlifi I Wok or Illsenlioa : and II hn tat. The aai-1 Lanahan has rrsi'Ondul to the laid charzeo before yunrbody i and Khutni, The temnioiiy and rroceedlnzs of a trial bare born recttlarlt entsrei npon beforo your boay i Thtrtfort. We, the undersigned iepfctfnllr proieat to yonr body afilnit any arret of proceeding, or any conclnnon or dlapoiltlan ol the cue mat iha.li 'o- ihort ol a rrotrcnilon of the said trial to a final flndlag atd verdict m Ibe rate. II. K. 1'F.ARK. Chairman tlEO, L i AYI.dlt. Secretary. J. it. r.littAliUi. II. 11. 1IALTII. JillIN II. Ol KERSIIAUSKN. Committee ofthetlguenof the cUoj;eiljr the con. doct of the proaee itton. This riocuinrnl was read and ordered plared on die bnl ubrquently, at the inzieatlon ot certain meni r of the Committee that il wji ry exacting and adOl'led ol no cournoMiss, the prolv'utnr withdrew It and substltnted an other, rnitx,ujig the following rolnls: 1. The atlack on the Methodiat Book Concern m made and u rx.ie.'ted by the itev Jo.m Ijinahan D I). 2. The jut of tba complaint .emit lilia wai for that came. 3. When the ranie v ' complaint relics or li with drawn. tb comiilaiaana.1 can althdraw the diargea, and not before. I. ll'll.c Aulitant Acrnt .retracts the ntitrlloni of fraud and corruption before the Conmiltlef. tlio com plajnauti will not bo behind hlai or anyoucciae in oon clllatorr mtunrri. 5 If this b not done, the cntnnVlOAnta are ready and desire forthwith to proceed with Ibi investlsallon. (In tlx receipt of the proteit. a Motion was made that tlio action of the procedlns svening berecon- i Irred. Prnalnr thl motion, a reaolutlon was Introduced relicmtlnc the definition, by tho (Jcucral Ca'bferouce ol 183J, ol tie term . ASSISTAXT AGRXT, wtilch Is one " under the direction o' the Agent," At Ibui iwlnt the It v. Ilr Crliton, the princlps.' Arxnt. appeared before the Commlltee, when the pro. poanl action wis read to lilm, and alio the anute resolu'lon. and he was naked whether such action would be sattifaetor) to blin. In reiponie. Br. Carlton 1drne I the Commllle at great lenith. eoniumln; nearly two hoars In his remarks. He allLded to hit rlrsl election In lfCfcl, since which tlmo be has been refli-cU-.l ever Tour years by each luccecdlng (lenenl Conference by acclama lon. excepting- at the laat (lenenl Conference, when bit former anoclate received some otc igatnst him, Ilo aroko ol the financial eonditlon of tho (onci-rn when be ente ed It el.rlite.ii yean aao. when be foond ue treasury empty and th heavy Judgment Ju-; then obtained agalmi It by the tiotilh ern L burr h Imngliig liter It. He alluded to the compro mise be effected of that Judzmeut, and the beaay debt It created beyond the cmli pi)nienta nude, for which money haa to be borrool. lie then exhibit ed aUleiuculs showini; tue almost UARVELLOCS CROWTU and success of the Institution np to the beijinnlni of these troubln, during tho tacltc )cara Imtueduioly rreeedlnir which Its proflu had ag;rc;ated nesrl. a million of dollars, and its awela umounied to fl.KW.im.SI. 'llie Doctor (hen snowed tint daring U.e car lt, before these ct.ar cs and linpuutiur.s of frjtitl MiJ corruption were brought aa-alnat Ilo (oncern. Its pronli were 13,Wi,ik, In 1WJ. the year Dr. Linaiun'a alleiatniiis obtalnrJ currency, these proQIs Ml -.T very cr-rly one-hall, amounting to hot CS,7I3 0I. Tncy had recovered a little liunne the past ear since the re port of the Comialttoe setting at real Clo Chiracs o." fraud and corrunlioa wn miJe public. Jf- in showed a eltnllirly rnarkal eff -ct upon the prerlouj. ly unqueatloned credit of Ibe Concern, and then ar auoJ tint at toll rate It wuald lake but nluo rcara to undo all ti.at lad been accotnplliluj ln fi laa elihteen jeara of aervice, and pitnee the Concirn back Into noriigss BtN-rnnpTCT. ln view of Ibeso facts, he sidled to tin Commit tee lo 1-II him how ho could cuuliuu-J lo n irk mi lu lartcony, with the cauie of the trouble and ctnbjr riuKinent be bad pointed ont, a Tlieic remarks of tlie principal airent l.ad a mark ed tllcct npon the C'oiumltUe. and tba quesllon or reeonaloi-iatlon was dUcum-d with ii.ucucan.cat nesj until Iho midday rcceaa. In tbo afternooti the subject was main taken up. when It wus conceded that unle.a u,0 rartlei would cunvvnttoan amicable arrangement, the Inieatlgi Jlon must go on. With a view to hrlnglu-x about harmony. IilshonJanoa undertook to talk: with lr Lanaliuii, and ltl"hop Plinpaon with Dr. Canton! fculi-com-ultieci were also appointed to confer with the Counsel ou cither side, and a supreae . iirroaT j-Ga team was msde. Liter In the 1sy Ibeso effoits seemed lo havo been sncccsinil, and a joint renlun ut thn Uishops, the 1'oinniltlce, the nccniers and their counsol. and Dr. Ciirllon, nnd the aci.ued slid his cooniel was bclJ. At this meeting the mutter was again talked over ln a friendly epiilt, when Mr. 1-unchor, for tho prosecution, rose und s.ild that Iho complainants would not et.ind In the way Of an fiO Jnitment If tl o charges of irui'd end corruption acalmt the Book Concern were withdrawn. That was Ibe chief cause of the prosecution of Dr. Ijii inan, aud the couiplaluauta would be 6atUUud II l,c made a retraction. Judgo ltC)nolds, for Dr. Lsnshjn. replied Hat the ac:ntcd cvhi lfL J'1!"!': so long as tho Ull. of charges of the complalnauls remained. His cham-es ere made IN ANSWER TO TnAT DILL. Mr. Fancher We wilt not rttud on a mcro tech nlcallty; I withdraw the charges of the cumplalu ants. ' .Indge Iteynolds-I wlthlraw tbe reply of tbo de fenditnt. Al thla point Dr. Carlton was asked whether he was satisfied, and be replied that he waa. 'Ibe u.oiloii lo leconnder Ibe liau of sctllemciit was then withdrawn, und tho leaolutlon dilluiu t.ie posill n of tho Aiaiilunt Awnt w.is ailopted. l'i o iiieiliiit then ioiiUuoouly broke out In singing tlio Duxolo.), which was follow ed br prater. The Iltatiop then euhmltted a r,iper eongralulat lug the I ORjii.llteu oi. Its .li.porllloD of the cane mid "Pre'aliig their lull concurrence lu the action During the day llio Iter. V. A Blades of Detroit oflcied a icsolutlou that w.ieu a conclusion was reached tbo becreiari be directed to give the re porters of tho prcis an opportunity to cony the na per IliaUhould be adopted. This reaolutlun Waa adopted. W1k.ii i lie meillng adjourned the Hecre. tary, the Itev. Air. Bingham, directed bla assistant to rend to the repurlei theee papers snd lei thtm lake copies hlle preparing lo do this a question uroao innon sumo of Hie counsel lor t.ie rroiccullou us lo the undemanding of pg. lANAUAh's KKIBACTIOM. The Bishops and the mombcrs of the Committee who wi re appealed to nil ucned In the understand Ing lint he relructed all charges of iraud and cor riiptlon against the Book Concern, home of tho prosecuting Committee thought this was not clear, and that the records only showed that he had with' dranu Ins loruiul uuawer to the bill of charges, In consequence of this misunderstanding, the papers wero withheld frum the reporters until (he matter I settled. It will be brought up again this morn ing, when, If Dr. Lanabau'a wllbdrawal shall be louud lu havo been anything short ol a full and com plete retraction of hla charges agaluet the Concern, the proiecutioa will lusUt ou count oa with tbe in! vesngation. The lloaid rtsnds adjourned lo meet In executive sesalou at Utf o'cioclt tula nioruiux. Hate yoar dollars; put them where ther wll grow and tv ever realy lor the day of need, Honey !lH.l,',',,'.lt'' .""f Uulu" ilu'nt t-avlnga IliSk J$ tut BuiltUPiUi wWurawiiittrtalftoju yeu. u-jje. j. jtor njiiroBD iir rsnMoxr, llatr KlH the Mlate Came to Abolishing . Capital PanUhment-lnlenoe Kacltement la Wlndoar-VeolonlpyJ UalloTra Hcene. Coneapoadineaof Jhe.Son. v WiKDS0i,"VT.,"Jao, 80. On the evening of , Oct. , 1603, notirr W'Tcom1..yoath paly It years j of age, mcrdered a defenceless old rosn lo Hlnei borg. The victim was Mr. Terry Itonell. a well known and respected farmer,! member of tbe Meth od Ut Church, owning a large property, and aged about 70 years. At about 8:00 on the evening named Mr. Itussell and bis wife, who had retired, were stsrtled by a loud kicking at their door. Mr. Itus sell Inquired, ''Who' tberet" and wss answerei, "Joe Bnsby; I want to come In," Deceived by th mention of a familiar name, tbe old man opened the door, and waa Instantly felled to the Boor by a blow from a naAVT BAxjr-DOOB nntai. Mr. nnsicll's groans arouaed his wife from bed, and ale, bastenlng to the spot, saw tbe young av lassln standing over her prostrate bnsbaad, and rain ing a shower of blow s upon htm with the murderous hinge. Almost paralyzed lth fear for her own safety, Mr. Ilnssell fled to the nearest neighbor", one hun dred rods distant, and gave tho alarm. The whole neighborhood w toon aroused. The murderer fiod, and his victim was found lying on the floor where he tint tell In a pool of blood, breathing heavily. He lingered In an unconscious state until 10 o'clock Ibe next morning, when ho died. At the pott mortim examination nine scalp wounds, from one to three lacbe la length, snd adeep cut, wete found on the crown of his head. After Oolihlac his bloody work, the murderer ransacked the bouse for tbe money which be ex pected to And. Ho could discover nothing, how ever, except a small black trunk containing notes, deeds, and other valoable papers. This waa after ward feoad tn a Held half a mile distant, Ilia con tents having been takoa out and strewn around, Welcome expected to Had Lltax It'll or MONET. He kne-v that Mr. Ilnaaell, a abort time previous to the murder, bad la bis possession s'jmo J5.OJ0 In Uollod blate bonds, but the old gentleman bait de posited hla funds In the Burlington Bank a few da) e before te waa struck down. Tb poraolt of tbe suuiln was actively brsuo oa tbe day after the murder. The services of H. B. OTanagao, an experienced detective of Burlington, were wcureJ., and a reward of ft ,000 waa offered for the arrest of the aasossln. On the Ctli of Octo ber, Joit two dais alter the murder, Welcome was arrested la Waterbnry, Vt whence he was taken tu DurllogTon, On Lis war there he nut mg res nut. ruoccssiox of his victim, and displayed the most aitonishlng In dllleiraee and coolness, A preliminary examination resulted In hla foil committal on the charge or mur der In tho f.nt degree, and In tho following April be was tried and found guilty. Qn a technicality of law he was allowed lo nppcal to the Nuprcme Court, and rending tho sesalou of that tribunal he was re manded to Ihe Ht.ito 1'rlaon In this place. The Hit prenie Conit confirmed tho verdict of the Jury, aud Welcome was n-menced lo solitary confinement for one lesr In tho btato l'rliou at Windsor, and Uuu to be ti inc cd nr tnc xrrg i-xtil ptto. Efforts lor commutation of sentence to life Imprlt onuient were made, ami came ucar bring surccsslut. List October tho Legislature was petitioned on two grounds, via. s The tstromn youth of t le prisoner, and the plea of Insan Ity. Tbe House of HepreaenU lite turued a willing ear to these petitions, even going so far as to allow counsel for the prisoner to plead before them as lo a Jury a irucecdlng with out precedent In an) legislative body. A commlttte waa also appointed to visit Welcome ln prison : and tho result wss that two bills were psiscd, one to cominuto Welcome's sentence and the other to abol ish capital punishment. Hech summary action aroused the reople of tbe whole fttate, and protests poured tn from every quarter ; the pulpit and tbe prrts thnndered against It; snd when tbe bUls ca me up In the Hen ilo ihe member of that body. In accordance with the unmistakable voice or the peo ple, rejected them by an overwhelming majority. People Writhed freely once more wheu the oBorta ol a lew false philanthropists lo ovxanioa toe law or tii stats, which had lliherto been lirlilr enforced, so signal ly foiled, lr, consequence of this extraordinary edort to an c ono of the worst or Vilnius from his Jmt deserts, deep lntciert has bveu manifested In this eaae. Henry Welcome, tlie murderer. Is of Frene'i parentage, l'or some lime alter his arrest be malo talned a cool Indlflrrcnce end apjiirenl carelcssne-s of the coneiueneM ofhls dlaocllcol act Ut showed iO amount ol deprsrlty seldom foud-f lu one so ooiv. Within the past lew wieks, 2;onrver, since b.'e lisi hope for reprieve waa cruhd, he showed a raarkod ciianre. He became calm a.-ul qulel, occnpylug bis time maluly In readitu the booka lurnlshca b tue irlsou library, lie also male a rcib coNrrjstox or ms ccilt. Although he was ln close confinement for a yen, and took no cxeiclie, bis general iiraltn was exrtl knt, and hla appttuu coed. The prison cnaplaia vuilid ium coasiaully lor conversation and piurer, aud as Ine end dnw nigh the miserable young man borauie iinoua ami pmttcnt. Will in a low weeks he wis allowed to walk In charcc ol the chaplain In tbe corrnlora of the prison and In tho ard. One day laat week he requested to oet-Lowii where his body waa to lie and lue chaplain conducted aim lo the spot where are buned the transgressors ol Ihe law. tin Mi way back lo bis cell be begged Ihe prltilre ol standing a moment lii too tuiilighi, bu caue It .s eo chre.-lng to hlin. He said hu waa realguid to his late, and aifcouwlrdged the Junke of bis sentence, lu a teller lo Hi lather and luoiucr be ispirsrtd sorrow for his deed, aud bla bone fur paidoa aud fbrgitencss. a carccr or cniKr.. The prisoner wai a tall and singularly handiomo y nth, with hvra black eirs nnd white teeth. Ho la,, usligni fUUiuierlut In bi jc ch. lln coin Plixlon esterday wa.1 oinowlit sillow from his long confinement. He was about lite leet tlz.,t Inches Ll,fh, uud wealed 1SS pounds. In early li to le woracd upon a lanu, and weut to ichool until he waa tUeeu, und was cunaldcrcd a well-behated boy, Al ifiii Ije, however, bo visited BoiUu, and there uicn-c neaoclrted with a crowd of roughs, and rapidly lell lu lie scale, or degrudai ion. SIIuj tlou alter situation was forrrttnu '.- nla mlaconducl, until at Ual he retorted to caiubliu.-, 3nu a fre quenter of tlie North street danea halle. All of this timo he sas le bud In coatcrr.plitlou Oio fearful crime lor whlcn ho has Just aulfere-l. He dreiuuei ot It b) plihr, nud It so worked ujou lm lee.iiiK I hut he cpuU not re.'Ial the temptation to eairy bis Idea Inio eJert. Ho n paired to waterbury, aud re msmed there u day or too, being Auensirn run uoii'g-sTcALixn, but was elterward discharged. Then be proceeded lo llin-btirc and. In copjunetlou wi'h one Walah, planned tho d -lla of tl.o murder. Walsh was to luive met bin at Wluooskl Bridge, thirteen miles fiom llliiesburg, at 7: TO o'cloek on lie eien i,e o ire gtioday following the crime, and divide Ibe plur.. iter; I ut he was uot there, snd Iheie In uo lr.icv or his whereabouts, lk-ing naked tho reason why ho waa so bold nnd open lu hla inoteineiits, ho said: "Well. )ou fee. I knew thai the old lady ecohlu'l Identity me, aud the brat thing I could do was to cheek il out." The mine ol Joe Jlunliy. lie hl, as familiar tu .Mr sndMrr ltossell, uud he thought it at in aae le succM-doil in hit uiposc tuaplclon must tall upou too wrong uiau. tue last mrcview between the mother, who la anejcelleiitwcman.and her trrrng son tci.K place cn 'Ihurs lay ol laat weiii The clltxens of lilneslnrflrslsed fSO (u (ray the ex penses ol lirryelf and ilatifhter to Wlndaor. Tho fatlur vas too Much broken iowd by sorrow tu sc loiiipany ti eiu. Tho inlertlcw was a scrr t.mnrct tbe stoutest heart nrt to draw tears Irom rtesiiu uied tu weeping. Muthor and dsuibter cluni lo the doomed man and subbed aa tbnu:h th. Ir hearts would break, end tho ejea of Henry" Welcome weie moiiitoned a lib the tlrat tears he has shed during his lougeoutluemiat. To-da, botweeu li uud 1 o'clock, TUB XltClllON took place In the rlou yard. Theie were only lew .pictaturs, and tlioe w-re Ihe tiffiei-ia of il plhou.alho phjslcliin, the clergy, and represtnla. til ea of Jhe press. hen the prisoner step;-ed Imm his cell he was upparently calm, but uikjii loucbitiL' the acalTuld Lo gae way to un usouiAed lecllug lid wulkcd un the steps ol tl e callows, howe urmias HUel. 'Jhn llev. .Mr. 'Cuilworui. Jlatlia unnisicr ot f priti.-held, and the Itev. I'r.iikitn liiller, Drthu dox. were stilils tide, t-herltl buiret W. bduipson snd Drs. li. O. -l'hclrs. Itlpuy, Dark, and J. w! Myles stood on the platform. ' Allirlhere-idingui Ihe death wairant, Welcomo turned round lo the gssemblage and recilid n0 hla toryof the crime, warning other young menluho wsro ol Ins courae. He then prayed tu (lod fur for. Khf 'J?'":.,1 ''? J'1,ck CJ' w" "ien rulled our his eies sad the hherlO turn bed Ihe sntng, and wllliaheavJ thud the body dangled In the air. Vy Iho fill waa three feet, und as the rope stretched tho body came within a few iiicheaof tbe floor li hung there lon.o minutes, when the pi jsicuusmo. nouiiced llie exilnct, and It was placed V V,h! Pluocoffln Tor Intermoiit In the prlaon jurd W como lias k it a lull confession of Lis guilt The 1'iialur or the "l.liile Church nrouu.l Iho Corner." The New' York correspondent of the Boston mTC10'. iF'?" of ''ev. Dr. Houghton, s.osi qualnted with the sorrowing onea ot Now York than any other clergjinau. A distinguished oignn Ist took to drink In sucli a degree that he was unlit for his position. Wnuo everfbojy cast lilm oil. Dr. Houghton took him up and tried to sate him. For several months he took cite of him on Saturday ulghts, that 1 o rolnht be til to play on Kunday and not breoae a begear. A clergemm of very brilliant talents, of fliio Inuilly conneelions, became intemper ate, and was shuiinud and discarded by all In hi diitnsi and dlrgraco he culled on Iho benetotenl clergyman, who took hlin tu, ftuiilthed him with a comlortible room In tho tower ol his church. g,ve hlin a chance to reform, and held on to him to tho last, buch a man would all.iw i.o human being to want for the couaotalluii ol religion while- Ilvlngrnor ma wilut cilT" ln"111J'1" reUUves. however a ..i,k. II II Jiau. J i aJ I IJ-; aaaanaaaa. MAX A.H IMmOTXD Arjs. Tbe Laat Resatt t Darwinians. Mr. CoaUi HoDiai Oabwix, the eminent natural!., and author of ." The Origin of Species," has Just published In England hi laat and groateat work, Th4 IXttfnt of Jan, which tbe Appletons hire tn rjrsii, and will issue la a few days, Th work, we nnderstand, ha created a profound sen atloa.ln England, where the first edition was sold la a day, and will undoubtedly, when It appear, be received here with equal Interest. Brosdly expressed, Darwinism Is the attempt to account for the present and past diversities of life on our globe by means of continuous development, without the Intervention of special creative flat at tbe orlglo or each distinct species. It Is well known tint lo tbe hand of breeder useful peculiarities In kalmsj aro DerpeloaUl by pairing thoie which ahow such peculiarities. Our present Improved breeds of long-horned snd short-horned cattle, rsca horses, merino sheep, snd the countless varieties of pigeons, til developed from a alnglo stock the rock pigeon demonstrate that lhase pecnllirltles may not only be perpetuated, hut Increased largely, If not Indefinitely. Thla process Is known a ttttctltm, and Is used by man exclusively for his own benefit. Mr. Dsrwln extends this procedure to Nature, with an Important change tn 11 object. Man car. only soled vlsibte characteristic! Mature, on .the con trary, Is contlnuslly scrutlnlxlng the tcAoni being, and ts continually stamping with approval those variations which aro useful to tbe orgsnlsm. This principle works altogether by mean of life aad death tbe latter being tbe penalty of a failure to meet successfully the circumstance In which a being is placed, be those circumstance physical or vital, enemloaor force in a word, "the condition of existence." An lUustratton given by Prof. Haxlsy will serv to fix this la th mind: "lathe woods of florid there sro many plgs.tond very curiously, they are all black. I'rof. Wyman, many year ago, asked some of the reople why tbey had no white pigs, and was Informed there wan a root In the wooda (called pilot root), of which. If the tcAlfs pig eat, their hoofs cricked and tbey died, while it did not hart the Uocl pigs at all." This weeding out on the ono side, and preservation on tbe other, I what Is meant by natural n'.tctlun. In the introduction to his new work. The Descent of Man," Mr. Darwin quotea, with evident sstlsfae tlon, the remark made by tbe eminent naturalist Carl Vogt In hla addiess a President of the National Institution of Geneva, In ISC, that "nobody la Eu rope at lout now vantured to maintain the doctrlno of the Independent creation of species" a state ment rather broader, wo fancy, than the fact will warrant, though It Is no doubt true that a large number of naturallsta hare accepted the theory of Darwinism, snd admit thst species aro tbe modi fled dcicendants of other species. Mr. Darwin him self,, however, says that those who accept Ms theory are mostly tbe younger race, and "of the older and honored chiefs ln natural science, msny unfortunately are still opposed to evolution In every form." He men tions as among the eminent naturallsta who have ndootud his view Wallace, Itaxley, Lyell, and Lub bock In England, and In Germany, Duckner, Itolle, and Hackel. An Italian phlloevpl er, Dr. l'rancesco, al-omilntalns tbe same views ln n work published In 1PC9, under Ihe significant ttl'e ot "Man, made In the Image of God, wo also made In the Image of Ibe Ape." The following extracts, from advance sheets of Mr. Darwin's new book, will snfncteully Indicate Ha acope aud character: As soon ss pome ancient member In the great series of the Prtm-itos time, owing lu a cianre In its manner of procuring snbaistence. or to a cb.in,e In the conditions of Its native countrr, to lite some, whst loss on trees and more on tho ground. Its mso ucr of progression would bate ben modified ; ami In this care It would have had tn become cither moro strictly quadrupedal or bipedal lliboona frequent hilly and rocky distilcls. and only from nrcriiy climb np high trees: and they bate acquired almost tlM gilt of a dog. Man alone haa become a bipod ; und we can, I think, partly see how ho has come to Miami his erect sttltuJe, wbtca forms one of the most coniplcnom dttlcrences between lilm and bis nearest allies, Man could not have attained bis present dominsnt position In tbe world without tho uae of I li bands, which are so admirably adapted to act tn obedience to bis will. As Sir C. Bell lusUts, the head supplies all loatrnmenta, and by Its cor respondence with the Intellect gives him universal antiunion, jiat me nanus and arms couh! hardly have becomo pericct enough to hate manufactured wcapous, or to liavehurlod atones and rpvarswitu a true aim, aa long ns thex were habitually used for locumolloi, and for supporting Ihe whole aetghtof tlio body, or as long as tlie) were cape Ci.'Ht wall adapted, as previously remarked, for rliin.sliig trees, fitch rough treatment would nlru havo U'lnted tho sense of touch, on w Inch their dull csle use rge)y depeiute. from these causes alone II would tn.ve been an advantage to aim to hate be come a ld''.': but, for mint actions, It Is atn.ost necary tl at a"'"' arms and the whol npper part of the bodj should be free: and he mint for this end atiind flriiiij on his C-it. lo gain this gicat advan tage, tho fret hue I.e. 'ii rei dered fl.t and the great toe peculiarly mod I lied, though this has entailed llie !om ol the power of piVeualun. It accords with lue principlt of the divlilui. ot pb)slulotlcsl labor, which prevails throughout v.ie animal kingdom, that, nsili bauds became pcrfm'ed 'or prehension, the leet should hate become er'i cted for support and locoinulion. With Koine savage, however, tho foot has not alt 'grther lott Us ire!ien.' power, as shown bv thoir manner of climbing tre,-1" uud of using them lu other ways, ooeoo lu regard to bo.llly slxa or strength, we do not know whether msn is descended irom some cuai parstttelr small species, like the ehlmptnije, oi Irom one ns pnwer'ut as tho gorilla ; and, theroture, we cannot say whether manliss become lamer and aironger. or smaller and weaker. In comp.irlon with his progenitors. We ehcu'd, howoer, bear In mind that nn unimal posienlng great , :trongth, and ferocity, and which, like tho coritla, eoufri do fend iti-cif from all cnemtea, would probably, (hou'ih not nrceasaillr, hale lallc t to becouio sociil and this would moat creetnjllr hato checked tho ac quirement by man of bit hlt.ier mental qualities such as smpulby aud tho lova of hla feliow-croi lures. Hence II mitht tune been an Immense ad T'ntage to man to have sprung frum sowiu comparu Wici -.Tk creature Tho slim: corporeal strength of mm, bis little speed, hla w. ii.t ol natural we..pn, Ac. aro moro than counterbahnced, Uratly by hi ininliectual powers, throueli w ln.-'i he haa, while still remain ing In a barbaroas statu, funned lor hlmaelf wea pon, tools, Ai ., i ud re. olid' by lis social qnall ties, w hich leal lilm to give ntd tu hts Idlow men. uud to receive It lu leturn. No ountry In the world abounds In a greater degree with dangerous beasis than Southern Africa; uo country presents mucfoaifu. physical hardahlps than tho arctic m glona; yet one of the puniest races, namely, the lluaht-icn, matnUilii themselves In touthcrn Vrlca ts do tbe dwarfed Luiuimsux tu the arctic region'' Ihe early progenitors of man wer- no doubt 1 .1 fenor in Intellect, uud probably In soc al dia.,it tiou, tothelowet existing sststcsj but it li quite concelrabls that they might liato existed, ur iien fl.iuris.ul, If, llio they grad.iall, lost their bmte like poweis, i-ueti ns cllmlliiig Uvea, .W, Ihei at He tame time adanced In Inleileil. Hut grintiiii Hut the progenitors of uunwero lar more liolple.i and iieuiiceiess man nj extsluig savages, If itu-r had mhabitid somo warm comment, or Urge island juch vi Australia, or stv Citrines., or Borneo (the latter t.laud beliur nuw teua ted by tho orans). tbey would not lute becnexposcd to any special danger In aa .rea as hrge as Sue ol those islan i, the com iclulon bi-iween tilbe and trihii would huve been sufllcienl, utidir favorable cciidlllons, tu hae ram-d man, throueli the siiiv,ol of the fltteat, ionium a with tlo liibeiltid ellecls of habit, to hli presuit bih position lu tl e organic fcale. aaaaa At the period and ll.ice, whenever und where eier II mi) b..to been, wheu man first Ion his hairy coieilng, ue probably Inbaolted a hot eounirj j und this would hae hem latorublo lor a Iiiulieruus diet, ou which, Ju Iglni: fnmi u alugy, hu subsisted We ate lar frum knuwluj how hugngolt Wuj wheii man lint diverged Irom tl.c Catarhlnc itooks but thla may haio otcurred at an .-rodi as remotu .is Ihe l.ucehe .-ilod f. r Iho hUhcr opes hud dlvi-r.-e I from the luwer nj e as early as the Upper Miocene period, us .howii by the ealsieuce of Ibellnn I'llbeius. are also qullo linuraut at how rapid u lute orgonliinis, whether hiith or lov lu the seile mat under favurablo circumstances be nv.diuVd We know, however, that aolllu have n tallied the same lurmduilng an euui uious lup.e ul time. I rom hat we see going on under d imoiic..tiotn, we learn thai within the eainu period some uf Iho ci d s endatita of iho same hkcics may bo not ut all changed, some a little, und sumo i.ieatl) cbauge 1. i bus It may have buen with man, who Ins undei gotie a great omouut ul iiiodiiUatlon In certain characters In compaiiauu Willi tho higher apes. It will bo seen ut a glanro that these views are ut direct variance with Ciirltlianlty, at least as com monly understood. Thoy Ignore ultoiethcr tho spliltual part of man, and regard htm simply as au unloial. They Ignore nlo the existence, or at lean lie active exl.tenco ot tie Creater.wiio, althoush Ho may at the louioto beginning hate created the geitm ficm which everyihlug haa been doieloped, Is yet repreientcd as having abdicated his functions, and turned over Iho universe lo the benlOccut control ol Nuture.by whoso luceasant agency, through the prlu clplo ol natural selection, cverylhlnj la accom plished, Mr. Darwin, like the rest of Ms atheistic ichool, evidently rejects with contempt tlie Idea of a spirit ul God who creates and sustaina the universe. He would probably say thero la no proof of his tilst euce. And yet lie coolly assumes tho existence ol a supremo and beneficent power which be culls Ns tare, and assigns to It the uctlve and Inlolll.eut control of tho unlverso What proof haa he ot tho eililcuce cf this mysterious aud lucouiprebcnilblo mt-igMJJtjajM jijii i i xutv powerf His "Nstare " Is a supernatural and aa ' Incessantly active a the God whom he reject, but whoso powers and attribute he ascribes to her. HI theory would be relieved of much of Its odlonsnee If his shallow tod vulgar theological prejudices had not prompted him to substitute this purely and. ful "Nature" for the true and living Ood, whose rmldacbMUfand theologian I Justly regard., ed u performing Ihe functions and exeielslng tba beneficent and (elective power which Mr. Darwin needlessly ascribes to his Imaginary "Nature," ' Apart, however, Irom hla theological heresies, w think Mr, Dsrwln Is mistaken In supposing that hla theories have become eeitlod principles of natural sci ence. They are la vogue Jast now, It Is true, and, aro attracting universal attention, and commandlag a good deal of enthusiastic aeient. But so ditto kindred theories of hts grandfather, Dr. Eroamoa 1 Darwin, which aro sow utterly neglected and for. V gol.'on. And so also did the transmutation llioorlea ' of Lamarck, of whom Mr. Darwin la only a follow-' er, and whose crude and Inaccurate conclusion were greatly admired until they wer exploded bjr the authority of Cuvier. , Mr. Darwin write with an sir of great candot snd Ingenuousness. Bui the critical reader wlllaooa perceive what M, Flourenr, the Tcrpetaal Secretary ot the French Academy of Sciences, long ago point, ed out, that he cites only author who confirm hit opinion ; that he glide over difficulties, and dwell stron.ly oa fscts which no one denies, hut which prove little or nothing: that he continually takes for granted what lie cannot prove ; and that, ln short, hi whole argument la little better than a string ol assumptions. The array of fact, whlc'i hs hi, culled and manipulated with to much car to prove bis theory of development, prove bo each Ihlagr, Any Intelligent Hwedenborgiin, for Inilaace, wonldi readily furnish for thoir explanation a theory tnach. more plausible lean taaa of Mr. Darwin, and at tba same tlmo la strict accordance with Christian doc trine. He-haa not been able to find In the whola range of natural science one atngla proof of tb de velopment of one species from another. Neither natu- , ral liiitory nor geology afford th (lightest Ince of a, 1 kangaroo producing a monkey, or of a monitey do- W veloplng Into a man. Even hi principle of natural A selection, on which hi whole elaborate slructura depends. Is obviously fsnclful and arbltnry whea carried to tb extent which he gives It. Dot notwithstanding these defect, Mr. Darwin' new book Is a most Important and valuable contrl- fe butlon to knowledge. The questions he raises endr tbe view he maintains cannot be shirked by either science or religion. They .must be met and an swered, accepted or exploded. They are the vital question of the age, snd we do not object to their discussion. We do not sccept Mr. Dsrwln'a theo. riea, and do not see that be hi made any real pro gress towsrd establishing them by substantial and lodlspulable proof. But he ta clearly entitle J to patient and fair bearing, aa a man of great ability, vast and varied research, and unexceptionable courtesy of manner. J. M VSVS1 B.VXJf . I Mloo Kreba'a 1'liinoforto Mnllnre. 1 Miss Krebs, who baa to thoroughly won th 1 esteem of all wbo take an Interest In musical mat, I ters, gives this afternoon at 2 o'clock, at Slelnway't B smaller afl, one of her planoforto recitals, I he plsys at these matinees music of a characts I aeldom heard In our concert roouu. addressing bar- E rlCmtaVr'to those who aro already aomewliat pro- ft (Iclent li fhe art than lo the general and popolar H l-isie. The works ot Beethoven, Schumann. Chopla, Uubenatelo, ana Llaxt form tbe staple of the pre- 1 gramme. B Hindi Thenlrr Hecbnch'a Drneflt. I The performance this evening at the Stad I Theatre will be for the benefit or Mme. Marie See. I bach, and will consist of tho tragedy of " Clrlseldli," 1 Mm Sesbsch appearing la the title rctt, and Mile, I Veneta personating the Qutin. Tho character ol t OrUtldti la said to be one of the boat In tha fc repertoire of Mme Secbacb. Iu addition to tho per- F formance this evening, Mme. Heebac'i will appear al the Academy of Music this afternoon, lu aid of tho Holland testimonial. , (.rnnd Opera House. The fourth Sunday concert of the Ninth Rel ment Band Likes placo to-morrow evening at tho , (Irand Opera House. Somo novel musical ioaturea J will bo presented. n sax noMixao. 1 (Jen. Orwut Doran'l I.Ike The Hud-Hot. I Mlrniige 1 S WatKtnglon Currttpon.lt net of M Xorfolk Journalx Tho next and most delicate question Is, wher J shall accompany the Commissioners to Han Domingo K as representatives of the presal It Is espec ially re-l quired that the Journals the correspondents repro. 1 sent should support annexation. Tho President na' had something lo say on this subject InJeed, It was esteemed grave enough to demand iho conslderatloa of the Cabinet. On no account will tho New York bus a rcprearntatiie be tolerated on board the Ten nessee, and this Is explained by Charles A. Dans'a uncompromUlug hostllitt to tbe I're.ldent. rau Do mingo, aud ever. tliUg eunneele I with tho Admin istration. But The bus will bo represented. That'asol ' CSeu. CJrnnt Docan't I.lUe Some Other Novto. paper. From the ClnclnnaU Commeret.il. Fo soon ns it was settled that wo were to have a Commission, It waa determined to havo this Com tnlaslon accompinlot hy certain nulll-drlvcs. who were to put on record In tho public prints all of lie i-rent achievement. The t'resldetit, too, lias bcea t.'istlgated to the work by Ineslls and Tom Murphy; an 1 Ihe other night telegraphed lo Horace (Irceloy. o! New sork, to designate some correaponde.-it or, reporter wbo would hive the high prltilcto of ae couipanilug tho Comnlsslon. Iloraco UroeVy was,' a, 'linal, orl wandering over creation, delivering lecturv." or addros.es, and Whltelaw Held reepond ed. i.amln..' Mr,- Jta jisdell of tho 2'Wluneand duel rwi'f C(kiti..,i's the nun. 'Tliat fello. "aid the I'resldent, "belongs tn tbo Cincinnati l,K'wrtial, aad he em"t go;" wlieicopon another telegram wit forwardm, agala callliig unon Horace (Irreioyand lgnoll Whiielaw Bell The rrsponso waa, cs before, tint llorsco (Ireeley was absent from town. Then iho I'rcsident jskod to kuow where a telegram would rea-:li him. Tho anwcr w as that tho whlte-hattod pMiosoplier was aa much beyond teach of the UlnmnH i ho la beyond common eente In political economy. And ." c,';!!,ll!eFill'le telegraphing was kept np between tlio bite House and the AVic York iw'uru. In the midst of this ouf Inquire Jacobs turned up. tho representative directly ol the t.flClirm'l IVm nurtvu, and claimed a place on board a our report er. Tho 1'resldent swore up and down that he should not go. whereupon old Ben Wade sworo Just .. Brrci that be should go. "Let the damnedt paper." said tho old stud horao l beg pardon, I mnao tho niird old horse jf the Itipnbln- in party. hate IU damned gueirllla." " The Inf.-rinl con eern, reppnded the I'resldent, " will b askliu to hive llt 1'i.itt next ;" whereupon sturdy old lien, said that was unother thing; that I). 1' was "tha damnedest guerrilla of them all, hut that Ja.-obs Was a good fellow and ought to go;" whereupon Ills hxcellency veakened. and Iho rotuli Jacobs waa added tu the corps of Journalistic lil.toriun. W hit a lues lu huuiauliy would It bo were sturdy o U Dun, and his corps of writers never to return. Cnu Thla be Ho f ll'mllnffloa Corrwpojideiics otc CMcngo THOune. Now the 1'rcsident' friends havo mailo th rc.itlar army In bulk a party to thla scheme of .in- 1 hexing Bin Dumluuo. A lew days oio n Ceueral oi tho volunteer army said to Col. Horace l'or er: " l'orlcr, why do you favor thla San I) iiiin?o biuli.oaa jou and all the other officers or tin- n ;u lar service t Why does lien. Hhennan culne up tu ilo House when this thliu la In abeyance, un I lend tho Influence uf bhj law ar.il name to tue in- a ol lii.s tiiiiig, which is certainly nothing but a.inat job ? ' " Well, now," said l'orlcr, " I will let' you Do mini;,! Is only half ot b.in Domtugu. 1 Kreu -U lot lO.isyj men in dead mid dlened i i t.iey Uud to tuke Hartl If we gu Intol1 li Ju'i, li n ul.ir army ol the United Mtatci will n net. o, i u-ul tu lSO.UU) nun. .Therefoie, u C ugit-ia i- i 'W about breakinc up the rewiilar ar-nj, no m in i ' I .vor ol Sim Douitngo, because ngivis n I inuii btatt a chance lo keep a peruioiu nt uinii ' . Hnhbiith i: cnl iitra In Cooper I'lilnn. It tuny bo seen by our udycitisinu; eolumnn that unices aro hold In tho hall of iho l ooper I'ulon ovary Sabbath evening at :lia o'clock Tins u.ooliugs are designed for the people g io i on uecially for Itrangera and thoeo who hue no r, nu-i lur place of worship. They aro entlrelj uu ! m' ul iiitioual in character, aud not Intended to Malo ep any led or party. Some gentlemen hue mrmceit' tho uiuilc under the leadership uf a Arm c aa baad, and there Is good congregational slngmr i ' lurtidj by tho precentor ofonoof the I'llth avenge i-urn ies. " We are assured that all who atleuJ will 1 puulcd. . nud Intorestedj I no ins or i.i:isvut:. Th Veteran Association ol the Seventv ftr-t regi ment eat a dlouor ul Di.lnioiileo's early in A To-moiiow evening the Kourth (Irand a . i . --r tea I Isk'supeia llonae. The progiamme ti ol ' ulilsort order, bea auteilMcmont, Ihe Bachelors of Newark, N. J., give i' in r'h annual recetitlou on Woilneadit ovcninr. .1 . . .- -'in. fireut n,"1"'(;'' '" t'aAlliuu, on m u.eir The lath Anutvernary of the V !J (' - t b celebrated on tloudiy evening y a-'oi i. Ila.li Aiuoua tlie iii'aKcia announeril an lliv i'-" the llev, ir. Dvrjca, Mt C, D, Uordcr, ana m ,