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NEW YORK HEltALD. 7
H?w York, Monday, February 5, 1814. ol
(The Hour and tb? Men?'1 be New Hevolu- g(
tlon In Morale, Polities and Kellglon?Its !,
Apostles?lis aims?Its Progress?Its Tendsnsles.
On the tirst page of this day's paper our readers
will hud an authentic and somewhat extended re- ol
presentation of a movement, which far exceeds in .
J magnitude, boldness, and success?any thing ever 'Tr
* yet exhibited, since the first attempt was made to Jl
reform the world. The immensity of this move- cr
ment?its comprehensiveness?its appaient success, a'
altogether surpass any thing either iu Germany, (
France, or England. We all know very well that
all the magnificent projects of Robert Dale Owen, 111
supported as they were by great and acknowledged
talent and great pecuniary means, came to nothing. JV
The labors?the persevering labors of ChailesFou- C
rier himself, even on a soil apparently genial, in an d<
eminent degree, have been unproductive ; and in tli
Germany the Coximunitists have, as we have seen oi
from the recent accounts from -Europe, altogether o;
failed in effecting a permanent footing. But the pi
present movement in this country appears to be a
very different thing. jJj
About fifteen years ago, a very remarkable at- ol
tempt was made to effect a somewhat similar
social revolution in this country. It wa9 supported tl
by a gieat deal of talent, and a very considerable J|
expenditure ef money ; but it never approached to w
any thing like the strength and vigor?the marked j."
success of the present movement. Every one remembers
the time when Fanny Wright came to jj
this city, accompanied hy a large number of re- g
formers of the same creed. Many, also, will re- n
collect her extraordinary lectures given in the J*
l'ark Theatre, at Washington Hall, a.id we be- in
lteve also at Tammany Hall. The attempts then to
made to form "communities" in vaiious parts ol
the country, were seconded by the outlay of a w
great deal of money, and the eloquence of Fanny 'h
herself. And Fanny's rhetorical powers must be c>
well recollected in Tammany Hall; for the was
the first to denounce the banks, andiparsons, and j;
lawyers, and brokers in the most unsparing man- ^
ner. Crowds followed the philosophic reformer in
petticoats. Her notions were talked about, and j
laughed at, and half believed. Newspapers, advo- ^
eating her doctrines, started up, and fired away o
furiously against the old social economy. Wild, s
unshaved, crazy men, in the country villages, com- * (
menced lecturing in Fanny's wake ; but, after a (f
few years' struggling, the whole movement came u
to nothing, and every thing connected with it was
forgotten. Fanny Wright abandoned her own
notions?found a clever Frenchman, who promised
to make a fond, affectionate husband; and for him
she recanted all her ideas about freedom from al
marriage tics; and she is now a very happy and lr
contented v.ife and mother, living, we believe, at
Cincinnati, and sometimes visiting Paris, attend- w
ing all the while to the education of an only ''
daughter, who is represented to he what her ?
mother was?a very intellectual girl. ^
That movement was certainly one of the strangest Jc
things we had Been in this country. It fastened it- Ju
elf also on the Jackson party with some degree of "
force. And we believe it was about that time that
Robert Dale Owen, now the distinguished member tu
of Congress from Indiana, first made his appear- 1)?
ance in this city, and spent some money tor the
purpose of aiding the new social reform. But he ul
married a very pretty young woman in New York, 'e
and went out west to take possession of some property
he had there, and is now one of the ablest
members fiom the west at present in Washington.
But, as we have already remarked, all this move- rt
ment came to nothing. j;.
It was not till after years, that any thing like
success dawned upon the efforts of the new school (J,
of reformers. The rainbow of promise did nothune in
out its glittering promise in the clouds until Albert t|,
Brisbane and Horace Greeley?two very remarka- tl(
ble young men?devoted enthusiasts?somewhat C(
eccentric?rather careless of their dress?took hold ul
of those notions of Fourier, connected them ingeniously
with the political movements of the day, or
the fortunes rather of the strong political party at- dl
tached to Mr. Clay, and have finally met with a
tide of success almost astounding, even to themselves
; and which apparently threatens the uprooting
of the whole social edifice?politics?morals? g
religion?property?marriage?cver> thing ! |t
ft is very true that Albert Brisbane and Horace
Greeley do not go openly so far as some other disciples.
But so is it always with new revelations *
The zeal of young converts is proverbial, and they
uniformly go to extremes which the more cautiou.- ?
and prudent apostles endeavor to avoid. The zeal ,'
of St. Peter prompted him to draw the sword from 1
the scabbard and cut off' the ear of the Roman 1' '
sentinel, but his Master rebuked him for his impru- ,
dence and violence. These two apostles of the ^
new movement, however?one of them from the 1
verdant mountains of Vermont, and the other from ?
the blooming vallies of the Genesee river?have ^
united their forces together, and in conjunction (t
with the influence of political organization, they
are producing a complete social revolution throughout
the country; and by means of the support ant! "
aid of the party attached to Mr. Clay, will give an C1,
imnnlw to those nrinciolea?revealed in all their *
breadth and profundity on our first page?which
will astonish every body in less than 'en years.
Brisbane travelled for some time in Europe?got ?
acquainted with Fourier?eegerly embraced his 1
doctrines?and burning with zeal to diffuse them,
returned to this country, just in time to connect
himaelf with a similar enthusiast from Vermont, in
the person of Horace Greeley, the philosopher,who
had been wandering amid the mists of transcendentalism
and Carlysleisin, and was just prepared
to seize on the splendid visionary creed ol
Fourier. Since then,,the two youthful enthusiasts
have been at it night and day, with their coats off, f
and their necks freed from cravat and shirt-collar.
They are daily becoming more and more enamored
of the " divine philosophy," to whom they have
plighted eternal fidelity, and with unsurpassed diligence
and energy they are laboring to reform the
world?to change the destiny of man?to re-tore
the lost nobility of our nature?to make every body
rich and happy?to elect Mr. Clay?and at once j
to introduce the millennium with all its transcendant y
and perennial glory. j
Some of the disciples, as we have hinted, are ,
going rather ahead of the apostles. And to coun
teract this in some measure, Horace and Albert
have commenced a series of lectures in this city
for the purpose of putting a martingale on the zeal
of their disciples. But they will find this a somewhat
difficult task. Our readers will see from the
extracts we five, the ultra character of some of the
opinions put forth, in which all christian.ty?all
m images?all independent property?and every
thing that has heen holding society together for the
last eighteen hundred years, are to be destroyed
Now, in sober seriousness, let us ask what is the
tendency of all these movements 1 It is to unsettle
everything?to unsettle weak and uneducated
minds with respect to religion, morals, laws, rights
of property civil institutions, and all social ties. It
i? really full time that the enlightened fri-nds of i
social order and decency should turn their atten 1
tion to this movement. Not the destruction r.f the ]
Union alone is now menaced, but the destruction
of every thing that we have been accustomed to
hold eacred?of every thing that restrains human
nature from the grossest outbreaks and the most
ridiculous absurdities? ot every thing that elevates
and advances the social condition. It is, indeed,
quite time to inquire whether Brisbane and Greeley
are right or wrong. S. me popular movement, by
a public meeting, or otherwise, should at once be
taken in relation to this matter.
Tk* Italia* OrtBA, I Puritani, which created
o much applause on Saturday, will be again given
Poi.mr a!. Movements?Cass Mektisc.?By our
dvertiviug column*, it will be seen that the friend*
f Hrneral Cues itre culled together in public tneel>g,
to morrow night, at Concert Hall, Elizabeth
reef, near (irnnil bv the Hon. John McKeon.
fe particularly suppose that all the gallant Irish
epeaiers will attend.
Preparations are likewise making by the friends
[ Calhouu, and other democratic candidates, to
)ld meetings for the purpose of electing delegates
om the Congressional districts, for the Fourth of
ily Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. The
isis of Mr. Van Buren's fate will be decided
tout these days. We Van Buren patriots, and
Jld Hunkers," are watching, praying, and tremtng,
as if we had the ague. Get us some quine,
Another Theological Controversy.?The
etc York Evanetliu (Presbyterian,) and the
hristxan Rtgittcr (Unitarian,) are discussing the
jctrine of the atonement. The Evangelist denies
lat Christ suffered and died for the mere purpose
F setting an example, and uses thefollowing extrardinary
language in reference to the subject, in a
roblem addressed to the Unitarians
"Besides, wbat is the example which the sufferings and
-alh of Christ afford! It is the example of an innocent
an subject to the most cruel treatment?perfect
bediencw rewarded as the most flagitious crime?the
reatest holiness doomed to the severest misuse?an exmple,
which if unexplained by any other circumstance,
ie must (rightful and disgusting the world ever saw. if
lis were Christ's object, he has most miserably failed
e never manifested any extraordinary exemplary deponent
If we disallow the existence of some inflictive exerience
beyond what is visible?some terrible suffering
om an unseen source? his ungnish and cries, his bloody
.veat in the garden and his pitiful cry on the cross, seem
i be entirely unmanly. The desertion of his friends, and
ie cruelty of his enemies, he might liuve borne with fur
reaier cimipsiuv. .>j?iny 01 ui* iuuuh i in, in an a^v>,
jveeri'lureJ much sorer evil tliun lie experienced, with
r more apparent mugnuiiirnity and aelf.posiieiiioii. So
rfram fcetting un example of patience and Kelf-|K?s.se?*ion
the hour of "uttering awl trial, he might be commended
the example of some of his own followers."
Such language, we'suppose, is consequent upon
hat Dr. Potts and Presbyterians of that ilk, call
ie "freedom of discussion." The Unitarian paper
ills it blasphemy?"let the public judge."
Religious Movements ?The Right Rev. Bishop
[ughes commences a series of lectures on the famiar
tenets of the Catholic faith next Thursday eventg.
They will be delivered in St. Patrick's C'atheral.and
arrangements of the most liberal and approbate
kind have been made for the accommodation
I ull who attend as auditors. In his own proper
lhere of theological warfare, Bishop Hughes is
aite a Goliuth. His style is very agreeable and atactive?often
eloquent and always sensible and
itelligible?he is one of the best lecturers amongst
s. These lectures will doubtless attract immense
A Religious Revival.?Whilst Doctors Potts
id Wainwright have been busy in discussing the
nportant question of the possibility of the existence
fa church without a Bishop, one of their brethren,
ho rejoices in the singularly euphonious name ol
ie Rev. Jacob Broadhead, lias been settling to his
wn satisiaction the very interesting questiun that
icie can be no comfortable wife without a good
inture. We perceive that this lucky Jacob has
ist been united to Mrs. Fanny Spencer, the daughr
of the late Peter Sharpe, Esq., and relict of H.
pencer, Esq., deceased. The lady inherits a forme
of $6J.ODO and another of $50,000 by her detried
husband. Mr. Broadhead, like his patriarlal
namesake, has a fine sheep-fold some where
) the east river,and has quietly settled down there,
HVinf UP ail nnntn htufnlil nfhnin in umile in
a to the care ot some less fortunate dispenser oi
ie bread ol life.
Light Houses and Light Humbugs.?We have
ceived the official documents relative to the
ght houses on our coast. It appears that many of
ie lights are recommended to be put out, and
hers to be lighted. Our light houses are very
uch like our post roads and mail arrangements;
ere is not oil enough in the lamps on our coast,
>r grease enough on the axle-trees of our mail
jachcs. Hence our vessels go ashore, and the
tails don't arrive.
The Board or Aldermen meet this afternoon
t 5 o'clock. If Alderman Tillou's famous Police
eport is printed, it will be called uj>?if not?not.
Tiik Court of General Sessions commences
ie February term this morning at 11 o'clock,
everal very interesting trials are on the calendar
>r the session.
fc rom Boston.?At eleven o'clock last night,
dams & Co. furnished us with Boston papers to
The steumship Britannia was to leave Boston on
iturday at two o'clock P.M. This is a detention ot
ree days. It was found no easy matter to cut a
ssage through ten miles of ice. This ice blocke
has, perhaps, proved a very fortunate one to
e southern merchants, for it gives the mails from
e extreme south, ample time to reach Boston here
she goes. On Friday she had fifty-four passen:rs
engaged, and more were expected from New
ork. It was said that there were forty passengers
booked" in Halifax for her.
Three mails from New York, Philadelphia, Bal
more and Washington,and five from NewOrleana,
mtaining about five thousand letters foi Europe,
ere received in Boston on Saturday morning, in
me for the steamer.
The Harbor.?The ship passage through the ice
as finished yesterday at dark?tne channel is now
-Rifely clear, and the Britannia will go out this day at 2
clock, T M. Five hundred men were at work all day
esterday; in the nitcrnuun, th? ire became no softened by
le change of the weather that liorses could not he u?eJ,
ml we understand that the contractors make a losing Job
f it One of them, Mr. John Hill, so well known for his
nterprise, was seriously injured in the leg by a fall upon
This morning, the passage is to be completed to India
rhart, and then the embargo will be pretty essentially
alien oil'?Button Pott, Saturday.
Shirley Gtrr?well known an the narrow pasage
between Point Shirley and Deer Island, where the
ido runs very rapidly, is frozen over, and the ice is so
rm that an ox team could cross in safety. Mr. John
["ewkibury, who has lived at Point Shirley for sixty
ears, never knew the gut to be frozanover until now ?
Miller and the Second Advent cause continue?
odrawcrowos of people at the Tabernacle, where Mr.
diller himself has been preaching to full houses for a
seek.? Button Pmt.
Latest from Mexico.?By the arrival of the U.
5. brig Bainbridge, at Pensacola, we have advices
rom Vera Cruz to the 11th ult. The U. 9. ?hip
'andalia was to leave that port in nine or ten days
or the United 9tatcs with General Waddy Thomplon
[Correspondence of the Herald ]
Key West, Jan. 15, 1814.
Curious Proceedings?A Round-About Way oj
Wr have nothing every particular to communicate
from this extremity of the Union or the United
States; still, it is well for the public lo know that
laws are framed elsewhere than in Washington;
and you would be astonished to learn that the Administration
here has imposed a fine of 01000, or
bonds to that amount, against any individuals com
ing from Havana without a passport.
We have a cabinet, also, in this small corner of
the world A revenue schooner, carrying the Mardial,
Mr Jo Brown, went to Nassau, a few days
igo, to claim the delivery ol certain runaway nej-oes,
rh rged with a crime or crinieH. The dignity
ol the United States may or may not have snfered
by such a step, but ihe fact is, that the darbies
remain where they am till, I suppose, the
Washington government sends for them.
I am a foreigner, and have not much to do in the
public afTairs of this city, hut I could not do less than
inquire by whit ordere thia revenue schooner went
to a foreign land on such an errand, but as yet I sm
ignorant how such an important decision wns ta
ken. The big folks or course beisg the judges, it
must either have originated with them, or with
ih^ G vernor of Florid i, utiles.*, secretly, the very
head of the country, I mean the President, had a
hand in the movement.
f*till, I am ol opinion that nothing can emanate
from the head officers so irregular as the proceedings
wc have witnessed; and the schooner muit
have proceeded to Nassau by or through some inferior
channels, or else she would have aucceeded
triumphantly in her commission.
Tiw Acquittal of Amelia'' Norman for an 1
Attempt on the Person of Usurp ?. Ballard.
Having lately seen a number of articles in the
public papers commenting upon the trial and acM
III ft Li I ill' !?*? ul.oin Intiiui^ nnH Iilwn mil? ire si I M 2
that laws should be made, &c. Sic., I was inducer!
to investigate the matter for my own information,
and now enclose to you the result of my research.
In the first place, I have ascertained that the
criminal records of England contain within the
last fifty years no less than 17 cases of precisely a
similar'nature, in which the accused were "acquitted."
In Scotland, 5, in the same period. In
lieland, 1; and in France und Germany, 24?the
majority Germany?all with the like results. Now,
these trials and acquittals excited no animadversion
there, for the simple reason that they were in
accordance with the spirit of the law. But because
excitetnents are got up here, and judges will rule
out testimony, the public mind is roused to phrenzy,
for it can be called nothing else, und we are
told "that the woman ought to be found guilty,"
"that we are all encouraging crime," and fudge
of that description. "Amelia Norman" was justly
acquitted, ana I now subjoin out of the many cases
above alluded to, one in point. It was the case of
Miss Ann Broadric for the murder of Mr. Errington,
in 1795, tried before the Chief Baron, ice. tic.
"Miss Ann Broadric was a young lady of considerable
abilities, a fine figure,(and much admired
for her accomplishments and uersonal attractions.
Three or four years after Mr. E's divorce from his
former wife for her adultery, he addressed Miss
Broadric, aud lived with her nearly three years,
with every appearance of comfort. Mr. E.,however,
saw unother beautiful object, possessed of a lurge
fortune, to whom he transferred his aflections, and
after a little time, gave her his hand. On his marriage
he settled what he deemed usuitable, urovision
on Miss Broadric; stuted to herexplicitly the variation
of his sentiments, aud added that he could
never see her more.
After the first agonies of her grief , Miss Broadric
repeatedly requested a meeting. The desired interview
was refused, hut she still persisted by letters
to move lam to grunt her thi.r last request, but
finding him inexorable, she wrote to him, " that
if nothing could induce him to do her this act of
common justice, he must prepare himself for the
fatal alternative, as she was determined that he
should not long survive his infidelity!"
Alter a laps* 01 a muniii, receiving iiu answer
whatever, she dressed herself elegantly, cariy on
Friday morning, May 15th, went to the Three
Nunsin Whitecnupel.and took a place in the South
end coach, which passed very near Mr. E's house
at Gray's. She got out at the avenue gate, and in
her way was recognized by Mr. E., who told his
wile that that tormenting woman, Broadric. was
coming, but that he should soon get rid ofner if
she, Mrs. E., would retire a few minutes. Mrs.
E., however, did not consent to this, but prevailed
upon her husband to go up stairs into the drawingroom,
and leave the interview to her management.
Miss B. being shown into the house, asked for Mr.
E. ; but was told by Mrs. E. that he was not at
home. "lam not to be so satisfied, Madam," replied
Miss B., "I know the ways of this house, untortunately,too
well, and therefore, with yourleave,
I'll search for him !" On this she rushed into the
drawing-room, and, finding him there, she drew a
pistol, with a new hagged flint, from her pocket,
and presenting it ut his left side, directed to his
heart, exclaimed, "I am come Errington,
'o perioral my dreadful promise !" and instantly
pulled the trigger. Surprised at his not tailing,
she said, " Good God, I fear I have not despatched
you! but come, deliver me into the hands
of justice!" Mrs. E. burst into the room, and seeingherhusband
bleeding,fainted away. Mr. E. now
remonstrated with her, and asked her if he had
ever deserved this ut her hands, after the care he
had taken to settle her so comfortably in the 1
world ! She gave no other answer than a melancholy
shake of the head. 1
Mr. Button, a magistrate, came, who took the
examination of Mr. E. after his wound was 1
dressed, lie asked MissBrodric what could induce
her to commit such an act of extreme violence 1?
Her answer was, that she was determined that '
neither Mr. E. nor herself should long outlive her 1
lost peace of mind. Mr. E. entreated of the magistrate
not to detain her in custody, but to let her 1
depart, as he was sure he would do well; but his re- 1
quest Miss B "refused to accept," or the magis- i
trate togrant. Mr. E. died next day, and the Coroner's
inquest sat on the body on Tuesday , the 19th
of May, and brought in their verdict, "Wilful murder
by the hands of Ann Brodric."
On Friday, July 17th, Ann Btodric was conveyed 1
to the Shire-hall, she was conducted into the bail
dock in the criminal court, attended by three char
liable ladies and her apothecary. She was dressed |
in mourning, without powder; and alter her first ,
perturbations were over, occasioned by the con- ,
course of surrounding spectators, she sat down on j
a chair prepared for her, and was tolerably corn- I
posed, except at intervals, when she evinced vto- i
lent agitation. When the indictment was reading, '
she puid marked uttention to it; and on the words, 1
"that on the right breast of the said G. Errington, 1
she did wilfully and lelotiiously inflict one mortal '
? ?? -i __i_: i Ii...i >>
wounu, IVI'., 6I1C CAUAIIIICU, vyji, iny fticai uuu,
and burst into a torrent of tears.
The prosecution for the crown was opened by i
Mr. Harrow, who demonstrated the painful execution
of his office by the humane and affecting exordium
with which he addressed the jury, preparatory
to tile statement of the evidence he was instructed
to adduce; and he proved the offence, bcc. &c. on
behalf of the Crown. ,
The "Lord Chief Baron," before he summed up
the evidence, called the attention of the jury to the
particular plea of insanity produced by the seduction
of the prisoner by dec eased, on which the defence
of the prisoner had been rested, as no denial
had been set up against the perpetration of the
deed, of which, indeed, there had bepn given the
fullest nd clearest evidence, and of the seduction '
also The law certainly required that the will should
accompany the act to constitute a felonious mur- i
der. The'defence, in the present case, was that <
the prisoner was incapable of lending her will to <
the perpetration of the crime with which she stood '
charged. On the whole, if the jury thought the la- \
tent seeds of derangement, after a convulsive
struggle, V.ad been called forth on this horrible oc- ,
casion, so as to overwhelm the senses of the unhap- ,
py prisoner, they were bound in conscience to ncpiit
het. If, on the other hand, they believed that i
it was the preparatory pangs of a mind intent on
gratifying its revenge by the death of its object,
tney must find her guilty; but they scarcely need
be told, that, should u doubt Temainon their minds,
common charity required that the balance should
turn in the prisoner's fcvor.
The jury consulted about two minutes, and then
gave their verdict, "Not Guilty."
To the Editor or the N. Y. Herald
No person can question the extraordinary felicitousncss
of the quotation wherewith one of the
counsel for the defence concluded his appeal to the
piry, in the recent case of Amelia Norman ; and it
is with great diffidence that I suggest that its applicability
might, perhaps, have been a little improved
by a Hiding alteration in the last verse.
To read thus:?
When lovely woman stoop* to folly,
And find* too late that men betray,
What charm can sooth her melancholy '
What art can waih her guilt away 7
The only way her guilt to cover,
(Since our criminal law* wo'nt nab him;)
To give repentance to her lover,
And reach hi* boiom?i* -to atab him.
Perhaps this alteration, too, may have some
effect in stimulating our legislators to action upon
the numerous petitions in regard to licentiousness,
which now cover their tables. Yours, B.
Nf.wspa?er Quackf.rv.?Mr. E litor?Permit me
through the columns of your widely extended pnpet
to expose some of the humbug and tiickery, practised
by the self styled commercial sheets of this
great metropolis. My attention was directed on
Friday morning to a list purporting to be a Shipping
Directory, and correct list ot vessels in port, uublished
by the Express, " made up, corrected, xc.,
with great care, labor, nnd expense."
Having a lit'le leisure, I marked off the following
corrections, which, by referring to their paper,
you will see embrace anout one half:?
In the first place the Directory does not contain
more than one half the vessels now in pi rt. I can
call to mind -at the moment the following vessels?
.Ships Sully, Southpoit, Pacific, and Newark; barks
Catharins, Alexander, Potomac, and Maria Louisa;
brigs Florida Blanca, Rodney, Archelaus, Oneco,
Timoleun, Exact, Washington, British brig Thomas,
and awed, brig David, all of which are in port
?most of them in sight from my office windows,
ttnd none of them in the Directory, inetoiiowing
appear in the Directory, however?" the liar that is
inude tip with great care," which have cleared
and sailed, and 1 have no doubt some have arrive,!
at their port of destination ere this, viz. ships John
Fehrman, for Havana: John Minium, for New
Orleans; barnue Pilot, for Boston; brigs Cybele, for
Africa; G. ll. Wright, tor Havana; Johann I)ethardt,
forBahia; J. W. Huntington, for Vera Cruz;
Jcannette Marie, for Charleston, and Excel, for
Savannah; an I, to conclude, the following are in
"the correct list." which have no existence whatever?ships
Djunon, Eliza Ac Susan, Exile, Mary Ac
Elizabeth, Saratoga; barque Harriet Von Broom;
brigs J. Howe, Newark, Oriental, Oliver, liosolle
and Southport. There are some schooners, tec
which bear some of these names, but not ship?,
Ale as "the li-t" has them classed. There i< a
vast deal of difference between a ship and h
This is only an item, it is true, but of such items
the matter, and the commercial matter especially,
f the |Ncw York Express is made up, and take
"it all in hII," the Express may well he called the
very quack of newspapers. Such, at least, is the
opinion of a Merchant.
I'o Saint Pater, on Reading; hla Unas on
tlie ' O. 1>." Controverajr.
Now, 81. I'eUr, my honey, 1 pray yeu be aiay,
V'our versea develop a niiud nearly crazy:
While the quarrels of D 1).'* are shrouded in night,
You never will cluim to be called a "blue-light,
tt.a* I -at hue nnina if' tli? uurilic true.
'I hat while brimstone ii burning the light will be blue;
Aud now, as I never desire to offend,
What I mean by this "blue light," I'll tell you my friend.
The Church or the Saviour, o'er spreading the earth, 1
From the date that (Jod's wisdom created nit birth,
Wat Love, Meekness, Charity, Virtue and Grace,
(In the life of each christian these feeling* you'll trace,)
It was not lor money, nor yet for this life,
Nor for arrogant dogmas?polemical strife?
Nor the rosy lipp'd wine-cup, deceitful yet bright,
Cauaing acta which, alas ! cannot meet reason's lightIt
was not for intriguing for power and place
(iod'a ow n ministers (call'd so) should keen a Meek face.
No ! religion is meant to endure to the end?
lleliaion itself will be ever man's friend;
if the Bible be what it can ne'er be denied ?
A book which thro' Clod's hand has surely been triedIts
meaning and reasons to limited mind
By each sect its exactness caunot be defined,
While the powers of intellect given to each?
To the parson and layman?this lesion should teach?
That wliate'er vou profess, and if true to your part,
The religion of Jesus may dwell in the heart?
"By their fruits you shall know them."
It is not a colorjit is not a leaf,
Nor in joyousncss is it, nor even in grief ~
'Tis the rainbow ofLove?the essence of soul?
By Faith, Hope, and Charity, held in control.
Is it not sweet, at evening hour,
To lee I the Almiglitly's all-pervading power '
Is it not sweet, away Irom Church ur State,
To feet how calm, consoling, and sedate,
(While Nature rests, and man's e'er busy hand
Obevs. with errutitute. his God's command.)
1* that mysterious influence, tilling every part,
Strengthening the frame and comforting the heart;
And when frail Nature falls into its rest,
Its hope in heaven, and thus securely blest?
These partly are the layman's joys. But unto him
Who claims to know the road to cherubim I
What are bis joys?his holy comforts I Where7
In leading erring souls to constant grayer,
By bright example of his Master's life
Practising charity, avoiding strife?
By seeking to discover where distress
Requires assistance, and his hand may bless?
To soothe the bed of sickness and the graveTo
let all know his Master's power can saveTo
still the mourners' huarts, and raise
Their souls with tones of heavenly praise,
By loud hosannas, which on angel's wings
Are placed before his throne?the King or Kings '
How many other comforts in his way,
Will surely meet him each continous day ;
His Master and his flock divide his heait,
And worldly feelings holi in it no part.
These are the good man's joys ; and yet, 1 wean,
If we but take a look behind the screen ,
Some self-denial practised ef these joys we find,
And trace the sordid features of their mind.
These duties all renounced?with little care,
So as they gain some thousands mora a year?
They take dishonestly their Master's hour, ;
To flatter men that they suppose in power.
High in their church they do aspire to shine,
Aiid tempting, tempted, are seduced by wine;
The subtle poison soon their masks displace?
Soon you discern their own, their proper face.
Soon the assumed, ungenial virtues disappear?
You seek for "God's" own minister?no longer there?
But, to return?my meaning I'll explain,
Which you have look'd for in these lines in vain
As far as I have written ; for my pen
Takes sudden phrensies every now and then
While Ministers lorget their true vocation,
And quarrel publicly before the nation,
The Devil laughs secure in his dominion,
O'er men who quarrel thus about opinion ;
And stirring up his lire, with all hi' might,
Would blind our reason by a D. D. blue-light!
In a hurry, your friend,
Palmo's Opera House.
This little byou ef a theatre opened for the firsl
lirne on Saturday evening, with Ballini's opera ol
1 Puritani. Tne wonderful success which this
opera has met with throughout Europe, induceo
Mr. Palrno to choose it for nis opening campaign,
and considering that it has never been played ii.
thus country before, we do not think he could have
made a better selection, though European critict
have pronounced it as not the finest composition ot
that lamented master, savoring too much, as it un
Joubtedly does, of the French school, there being
too much noise and a redundancy of the wind instruments;
but in spite of this objection, it possesset
?o many beauties as easily to pardon this one fault.
The nou?e was crowded to overflowing, nor dc
we ever recollect seeing so fashionable a societj
within the walls of a New York theatre.
Almost every nation in the civilized world was
there represented. We saw Italian, Spanish,
French, English, German, Dutch, Russian, Pole.
Turk, Mexican, alike sympathizing with the divine creations
of Italian genius; a proof incontestible that the Italian
is the only opera which speaks to the universal heart ol
mankind; for while French opera and English opera
please but the people of their respective nations, theltal
i*a pleases all It is u< successful in Russia as i; is in Italy
It ta to he heard from Petersburg to Madrid. It is the most
refined recreation of the higher classes in every countrj
n Europe, and why should it not be so in the higliei
-lasses of New York f Is there not among our educated
iociety sufficient inlinement of taste to encourage and
iUMwrtan Italian opera, the most elegant recreation ol
modern times I Is it not better for our fashionables to givi
their strenuous support to an undertaking of this kind
ihan to spend their time and money at those iarces of musical
entertainments called concerts! It will be,indeed,a disgrace
to our city, if, alter this excellent commencement,
we do not have an Italian one ra every wiuter.
We had heard much of the operatic powers of Md'lle
Dorghese, and before she made her ap(icarance, we
trembled lest she should not come up to the reputation
which has proceeded her, for we knew that the success ol
the Italian opera depended upon her. Need we say that
ihe was in every respect worthy of thnt reputation.
The gem of the evening was " qui la voce sua suave'1 in
the second act, and sung by Borgheso. The duo between
the uncle and rejected lover of Elvira, (Vaitellina and
vlttjoechi) "it rival salvor lu dti," began exceedingly well
tiut was much marred towards the conclusion by the over
acting and singing ol Vaitellina and the feebleness of voict
af Majocchi. M'me. M., we are aware, did more than well
considering that she was playing the part designed toi
1'amhuiiui. But we require lor the part of Riccardo e
manly voice full and powerful, and at to Vaitellina, he
.-an well bear being told of a small fault, possessing as he
Joas all the requisites of a great singer He some-timer
overdoes his part?the "Suuni la tramba" was altogethci
exaggerated, both in the singing and in the acting; he
must learn to subdue his "love of liberty," and as to the
:ri-colored flag, it is quite out of place?it is, not only an
anachronism, but it is a piece of clap-trap uncongenial to
uch an audience. It might do very well for the Bower)
Theatre, but it will not be tolerated by an audience of
The opening of this duo was superbly sung by Vaitellina,
and rave this fault, sang with great effect throughout
Terozzi will improve on acquaintance; though the voice
is young and fresh, yet it is often uneven and frequently
not true, but many allowances must be made,for a perfect
'enor is the most difficult of voices to find?it is the cause
of more embarrassments to Eureopenn managers than oui
readers are aware ol. Their are two tenors in this company,
the one named, and Antognini. The latter possesses
much more of the fire of the Italian genius anil sings more
correctly, but he wants the freshness of voice of Pero/zi
?so with the two we shall do admirably well, and we
should search in this country a long time time before we
could find two better.
We must say one word upon the orchestra. It trill become
very proficient?but at present it is altogether too
boisterous. The gentlemen who command the wind in
struments must beur in mind that they are subordiate to
the singer; they must rather, as it wore, follow the voice
than attempt to lead it, and at the same time modulate
their sound to the power of the singer. It is one of the ad
vantages, fsavs A. Dumas) whirh the orchestra of Saint
Charles, at Naples, ban over tnat at the Opera Franqais,
that the one consents hut to accompany the voice?the
other, desirous of receiving its meed of applause,becomes
hoitterous and drowns the voicoof the singer.
On the whole, the opera was decidedly successful; It
was a palpable hit, and all that Mr. Pulmo has now to do,
is to continue in the course he has so tuicressiuUy begun
He must expect to meet with much opposition from the
"small critics," who are always more disposed to discover
faults than to acknowledge or point out the beauties of a
performance, but he must go on. regardless of such criticisms
-, the approbation of an educated and an enlightened
audience is what he has to cultivate ; let him do that,
and he may laugh at his enemies.
For ourselves, wc are disposed to give him every supliort
in our power, In this praiseworthy undertaking , as
we are satisfied it will tepd very much to give a more cor
rect taste and to increase the desire for good music. A. B
('itand Chanoe of Performance.?At the
Chatham Circus to-night, a new and varied bill of
performsnce is offered. Among other varieties,
vlr. Franklin, the greatest wonder of the world,
repeats his never-to be-enualled feat of turning a doi.ble
somerset. The beautiful scena of the Bedouins of the
Desert, will he given by the whole troupe, and present an
exhibition of magnificent trappings and dresses, such as
was never seen before .lohn <Jossin has been rehearsing
.1 new series of jokes anil comicalities, and will open hie
luidget to-night for the first time We would speak ol
Mr Lee and hit cannon halls, Stone in his Indian ride,
and Stevens on two horses, lint M the whole public ge
and judge for themselves. Those who intend accompanying
la-lies should apply early for seats.
SrLtxDin Attractions to-day at the American
Museum?the heat offered in the city. The moat
superb company of performers ever engaged, is secured,
in audition to the fortune-telling Oipsey Queen, Alhino
Hoys, and the endless variety or curiosities from every
qnarter of the (.lobe. The performances this evening
will he of the most rich and amusing kind, for the particular"
of which we would refer to the hills of the day, and
the advertisement in another column.
Nkw York Legislature.?In Senate, on FridRy,
Mr. Lawrence, from the select conunittee, to
whom win referred ho much of the Governor's messages*
related to the Colonial History of this State, made a long
rej<ort Riving a history of the acts heretoforo passed, de.
tailing the character cf the document* which have been
transmitted to this country hy our Agent in Europe, ana
'hematising the whole legislation on the object 8* otu
of the "hiibhlei"of 1838 and *89, and concluding with i
resolution that no lurther appropriation he made at pn
?ent. The report wa? laid on the tnhle and three tin?e?
he usual number of ropier ordered printed.
In Vssemhly, Mr Turner, reported a hill, to place th?
militia of Brook It n on a 'oo'ing with that of New York
dr Sanford gave notice of a hill to incorporate the fit
David's Society of New York and Brookl) n.
Pale of Public Lands.?The President of the
United Stntea has issued a proclamation mak'nc
known that a public sale for the disposal of the lands
ceded to the I'nited States by the Chickasaw Indians in
1833 and 1834, will be held at the Land Ottice at Pontotoc,
| in Mississippi, oit the second Monday in May next.
Police, Feb. 4 ? Anoint* Ann Mouthy Rare Ciu.-A
very pretty dark eyed and light velvet akiuned quadroon,
who called heraell ileater Jones, wifeoi franklin Jonea.ol
100 Mulberry street,caused the arrest of two young men on
Saturday night,on a charge of a double rape ou her person,
under the following alleged circumstances, as stated by
her in an attidavit taken belore Justice Merritt yesterday
morning. Shu said that she met a girl and a young man
in an oyster cellar in Walker street, on Saturday night,
and on their invitation, jumped into a sleigh driven by the
man, and proceeded to the upper part of the city?that
when they arrived opposite some one of the public square*
the man took her out of the sleigh, when she was accosted
by another young man, who instated upon her going
into the basement of a new building that was opposite.?
That after entering, he threw her down, and by force ard
threats, compelled her to uccede to his wishes. That he
then told her to lie still or he would injure her, when
another young man immediately camu in, who also compelled
her to satisfy his desires, when she got up and rode
back in the slrigh to Wulker street, where she succeeded
in obtaining the aid of watchmen, who arrested all the
parties. Her story being believed, considerable excitement
was created about the Tombs on Saturday evening
and yesterday morning. The Police oilice was crowded
at any early hour to hear the investigation of the case before
justice Merritt.who discharged the watch, and every,
ear was open?d, >s is customary on these occasions,
to listen to all the details. The girl who was in the
sleigh with the complainant; Jones, testifies that
the complainant got out of the sleigh of her own ac.
cord, and when she returned from the house with the
young men, she made no complaint of any force being
used, but invited them home With her, as she said she had
locked her husband up in the watch house, and she had
room lor the whole party. The driver confirmed this
statement. The young inan who first accosted her, confessed
the intercourse with her, hut said she had invited it
by her conduct while in the sleigh, and had assented to it
willingly. The othet young man charged with this
oilence, denied that he had committed any violence, but
that her conduct while in the sleigh, in singing obscene
songs, fcc , led him to believe she was a prostitute, and
he therefore concluded that the way was free for all.
Alter some consideration Justice Motsell discharged the
complaint, for which reason we omit the names of the accused
parties. If it had been entertained, we should have
had a repetition of the disgustiug scenes exhibited at the
Ann Murphy trial, which created so much excitement
about a year sinre. The husband of the woman, Jones,
whom she had caused to be locked up in the watchhouse
on Saturday night, was also discharged, after the above
complaint was dismissed.
Highway Robbery.?A fellow named Michael Finning
seized hold of a woman named Mary Ann Matthews, of 49
Laurens street, on Saturday evening, while she wa>
walking in the street,! and took $1 AO from a basket that
she was carrying on tier arms. The daring rogue waf
immediately arrested, and committed on a charge of petit
General Lewis Cass,
AND THE FREEDOM OF THE SEAS.
The Democbatic Rebirlicam Electors of the city
and county of New York, favorable to the nomination to
the Presidency of the United States, of the Soldier and
statesman of the West, Oeneral Lewis Cass, are requested
to meet at Cohcert Hall, (Macir's,) No. 101 Elizabeth,
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J. C. Alukrtsow, Secretary.
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BY THE SOUTHERN MAIL.
[< orrwponilt-nce of the Herald.1
Washington, Feb. 3, 1844.
There lias been another fight here between a
couple of reporters. The duel between them has
been suppressed, I believe, by the magistrates.
What a pity '. why not permit them to rid society
of trouble 1
There is no other news of importance this morning,
and I feel too melancholy at the degeneracy of
the age to enter upon some matters of importance
which I am preparing for you. With God's aid I
shall try to pluck up some spirit. This is an awfully
wicked world, and I begin to think that the
aevil is not so bad a fellow as he is reported to be.
In fact, I don't think that Satan has been heretofore
correctly reported in act or speech.
The Shriver and Weller affair came up this
morning again in the House?upon the so saia false
statement of the correspondent of the Boston At la*
in his account of that affair. There was much excitement,
and there will be more before there is
Senate does not sit to-day?in fact, I think the
Senate would do well to run away?clear out from
this'city. Virtue here is "unkimmonly" scares
and hign-priced. In fact, we have not a sufficient
supply?small potatoes are plenty.
House of Representatives.
Washington City, Saturday Night, Feb. 3d.
Charges of Falsehood against the Boston Atlas?
The 21*1 Rule?Bill to relieve the Sufferers by the
loss of the Grampus.
As soon as the journal was read this morning,
Mr. Belser, of Alabama, rose and said that he
called the attention of the House to a privileged
question. An article had just been shown to him
which was published in the "Boston Atlas," purlortingtogive
an account of the afTray between
Mr. Weller and Mr. Shriver, behind the Speaker's
chair. The article said that he, Mr Belser, and
Mr. Payne, had behaved like bullies, and had kept
every body away from interfering when Weller had
Shriver down. Now, sir, continued Mr. Belser,
after he had read the article in question to the
House, I pronounce this a lalse, malicious, and un- '
founded calumny, and the author of it an infamous
danderer. I have never borne the character of a
bully any where, and I will not bear it hear now.
j I do not intend to let such u calumny ub this go to
I my constituents uncontradicted. The only agency
the parties. I knew nothing of the matter before
it occurred, and was in no way a party to it, and
the whole is a vile and infanmua calumny, the
coinage of the brain of the miserable slanderer
who concocted it. It is false as far as I am concerned
from beginning to end. Sir, I call your attention
to this article; 1 understand that the writer
of it has left this place. Sir, it is well for him that
he has left this place, for if lie h?.d not, I would
have made an example of him that he would long
Mr. Paynts said, that as far as he was concerned,
die only notice that he should ever take of any such
calumniator would be to kick him out of his way,
die same as he would any other nuisance that annoyed
him. I knew nothing of the difficulty between
Mr. Weller and Mr. Shnver, and 1 was
fifteen feet from them, sitting in my chair, when
the first blow was struck, To be sure, 1 heard
iinrsh language, which I expected would lead to
blows. It was so insulting that Mr. Weller struck
VIr. Shriver, who used it to him. And after the
first blow was struck. I said that nobody should interfere
until the figfit was oyer; and I'd say so
tgain wherever a friend of mine was engaged in a
tight; and if for doing that 1 am entitled to the character
of a bully?why, I can't help it. But I think
that Mr. Shriver's friends ought to be greatly inlebted
to me for the part I took in the matter. It
was me who pulled Weller oft' from him, and I
lon't know what would have become of Shriver if
I hadn't done so. As to this statement which has
,ust now been read by Mr. Belser, my colleague,*
the whole of it is an infamous, malicious, unprincipled,
calumny, manufactured by some infamous
.vrelch, 1 have no doubt.
Jutge Hammltt, of Mississippi,'corroborated the stateness
of Mr. Bri.sF.n and Mr. Pat.**, in every particular.
Is to the statements contained in the "Boston Atlas"
here was scarcely a single line of it that was true.?
That statement is neither more nor less than a tissue of
oase, unprincipled, malicious falsehoods, from beginning
o end ; and should it be rendered necessary, I am prepared
to verify the charges I now make, under oath, in a
Court of Justice.
Mr. Lew then moved that the rules be suspended, that
he might offer a resolution calling on this government to
;ive notice to that of (treat Britain that the 10?h enicie of
he Treaty of "Washington be terminated. Mr Levy denanded
the. ayes|and noes, which were reiased, and so
a as the motion.
Mr. Aiiimi called for the orders of the'day.
This was the discussion of tho everlasting twenty fust
Mr. Cii ATM an,'of Ala. moved to postpone this question
'ill Monday, as Judge Hammett was very sick.
Mr. Adams demanded the ayes and noes onthis,whlch
Mr. Dhomcoolk said, as a matter of courtesy, a postponement
had always been granted before. He saw
10 great reason lor hurrying this matter through the
Mr. Adams said there were thirty members he could
lame, who were willing to address the House on it today.
Mr. Chai-ma* said they would he 30 blanks to one prize,
mil that was why|he wanted not to hear them before Mr.
Mr. Cliscm.au hoped the courtesy would be extended to
he member from Mississippi; and that the subject would
>e made the special order of the day for Monday, and be
lehated all day.
Mr. Wilkina said he was anxious that the debate should
;o on, at this time. Although many persons had already
ipokenonthe subject of the 21st Rule, ret there were
nany more who were also desirous ofspeRaiur on it. For
bis own part he had to draw the line between himself and
bis southern friends on this matter. He hail, in short,
'oad on his mind, and the sooner he got rid of it the better
be should like it. (Laughter ) It would be painful to
him to separate from his ft lends of the South on any subject.
hut on this one he was compelled to do so.
The SrtARcn then said that as Monday was petition
lay, there would he no morning hour; it was, therefore,
ultimately resolved to postpone the further consideration
>t the report on the Itules until Tuesday. Ayes 132.?
The Srr-Axca laid before the House a statement from the
nrinters of the ''Biennial Register," stating that the delay
in issuing the work was occasioned by the neglect in
tome of the branches of the Post Office Department to send
in their returns before the 30th of December last, whereas
by law it Is required that the work shall be is^ied on the
ilni oi ueceaiuei.
The Houie then went into
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE ON PRIVATE BlLT.S.
CIover-sor Gh.mer in the Chair?(And here let roe do
'dm the justice to say, that he is about the beat Chairman
he House ever had (or .preserving order, decision and
Mr. Parwenter called up the Bill granting six months
nay to the surviviiig relatives of those lo?t in the Oram'
1 Mr. Bei.sv.r was opposed to this pensioning cff the rela'ives
of certain persons lost In the service of the country.
When these officers and seamen contracted to entpr the
' service of the country, they did so with a lull knowledge
1 >f the dangers that awaited them. The gentleman from
Virginia had talked of the corruptions in the Indian De'
oartment. What has that to do with this subject ? Bring
-hat charge beiore the House, and we will then apply the
' 'irsom of reform to it. This bill afforded a dangerous pre'
-edent. Where was this system of pensioning to stop 1
No provision had boen made for the relatives of the gallant
men of Alabama and Tennessee, who fell in Florid#';
1 of those who were massacred with Major Dane. if the direct
question of granting this pension was put to the state
r legislatures there would not be a vote for it. Why. then,
! diould we tax the people in an indirect manner by a most
' oppressive tariff in order to enrich others ? A poor wo1
-nan died near the Capitol the other night, who had not a
blanket to cover her nakedness ; and yet manufacturer*
' were enriched by a heavy tariff on that article, which put
' out of the power of the poor to buy. The money to he
voted away by this hill belonged to the people ; and strict
justice required that one part of the country should not
1 he taxed to enrich another portion.
Mr. Atkinson said that this was not a pension, hut that
it was justly a debt due to the friends oi those who perishj
ed in the Grampus.
Mr. Hai.e was opposed to this maudlin sympathy. Hia
I sympathies were for those widows and orphans who were
tlmoit deprived of the means oi existence by an oppressive
tariff. Ho to the hut of poverty, and see the misery
which your extravagant government, and your unjust
system of legislation, lias cieated there. I've no desire to
ee the splendid saloons of the Pennsylvania man of-war?
' her Brussels carpet, or the wine that is drank on boant
' if her and which sparkles in the cup. I feel for thoae
! ivhose hard hands and aching limba have to toil to par
, for all this aplendor. I auppoae to a large claaa 1 ah'
nake myaelfodioua. Bir, I came here on purpose to w ^
nyaeir odious to these very people. (Much long' ' *
Pay your sailors in the navy more and your offlc .? , '
-nake a code of lawa for them which ah all prevc lt m;
r cer, through mere caprice, giving a sailor twe?.?c |alhM a
lay, and then you will have American citizr.,, on boaf(1
vonr veaaela, and not foreigner*.
> Mr. F.. Jot Moaaia waa going into* le?,gth ened eulogy
upon the navy, when /
\ Mr. Horain* roae Sir. 1 do sincepoiy hope that gentle,
men will confine themselves to tpp subject oMhia bill.
JVh have a large calendar of private hill, . am) jf eTeTJ.
me ia to conaume a* much time in useleaa discussions'*
i 'hi* haa done, we shall not jet a quarter through them
i before the aeaaion ia brougb. to a cloae.
i Mr Holmm spoke feelingly and eloquently in favor of
-he hill A rallant voung otficer loat In the Orampua had
i bin outfit furnished by his alstera. Ai an art of Justice
hit bill ought to past The fund, (ma de up from prize
i n?ney) formerly kept for these purposes, had been squsnlered
; and Confess oupht to tnaVe thia appropriation,
if all the gallant men in this country. the officers ol the
Navy were the mmt raitsnjessly abused of any.
Mr PaaMCTTca said this bill ronierred no penaion nor
haritv npnti ?nv nne It had been the uniform practice
'f the government since the lose ol the frigate Insurgent,
' ind the brig Pickering, in iMM, to make an allowance of
four or si* months pay to the aurviving relatlvea It waa
an implied contraot between the government and thoae
who entered the naval service.
Mr. Bzatrvan taid It waa not only due as an implied con*
tract, but thia amount of pay might have been actually
duo to thoae who periahed in the Orampua at the timo aha