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?wttH of Philosopher *, Thfolojlant, ThJnk ?ra, Htroiif-mladed Wourn, Spiiltual Rap puf, Atk lata, and Mvqproea. SEXUAL REPORT FOR TUB NEW YORK HERALD. Hartford, Conn June 3, 18M. ! seoord dat? Arnawoos owkin, . I Tbe Convention assembled at the appointed hour, Mr Doiren* cf N< wark N J , in the Chair. The ami ence were about a nume ou? as n t ? morning. The Iit-v Mr. fCKirai said?The position of the qtte? t:on before th t udiea e is st 11 Id its f deeply intere ting The question before us I* : what is the law by which the Bible is to be tried. That the ohsr ea kg.i.ost the Bihie are grave we dill sdn.it, but we t till cuutend that the ade te law by which to decide the truthfulness of the Bride has cot been produced. This law, it is said, is in the eoDstruc'.ion of the 1 utnan mind, aud thia position h*s been defend'd with considerable ability; but in defending this position the thought has been conveyed that we take tbe ground th?' the law of the human mind is not an ale qua'e jaw Dy which to ry the Bible, and th.usfue the ?onchiMon is that man is not capable of trying auy question* It ha? been intimated that we suppossd th it iuaD is not capable of judging in any ant' er This lea wrong coos motion of uui arguuieut. Re do ?d mtt that, the immortality of the human soul i - n>-t taught wi bin the leaves of ihe Bible The natural immortality i.f ti e human "Oul has lieen originated in the human brum, and if 'h?'. hutii?n b a:u is law, tueu the dootilne stands, but we do Aver that immortality is brought to light in tbe gospel, and is only to b? re reived through ? re urrecuna (rum ibe dead. If 'here be a law in na'ursi ieh _ i o tb? re must have b*e ? a be ginning. If man is the io:d of alj'htu he ougbt to de* mcs. std ie,tis c< law for himself; but if there is a Crea tor t? bin ' him, that Creator has a righ-to do wi'h him as be iliii ks br and we must tind some basis for hU reason II lia-Diei ssio 'hat Jesus uui not appeal to the Ww of Mines, but referred him to himself, this is not for t hiist, fastened Uie go,pel upon the preceding econoM. Air W skf.k sad that Jesus had, according to the gos- , pel. set the law of Moses as'de. sir Ti k.ntic?1 do Dot inteod to convey that idea. Ch ist refaitsd to himself. Mr Barker?Vtty well Christ has said ? if 1 bear wit res of mysei' that witness is not true," (Laughter and : applause.) 'ihe speaker than seat on to recapitulate the argi u enis w hich had been add res-eil on the side of tue que*ti< ti which ho advocated, wLien ne contended | estab isbed the fact that the Bible was not of J divine inspiration The Bible exhibits God as guilty of tbe meet aggravated crimes, and contradicts itself in many daces We condemn the Bible on the same prim c pie" that Jesus said to the fai'hless servant. 1 Out of tb ne own uulb will I condemn th-e " If in flbn in slant God paidour murdeifrs and liars and in another con cento- thtm, da we n*ed any other law by which to p-ove that "he Bble is imperfect aod falser ^Applause) Na ture reveal* the character of God; and St. I'aul says thit " the divisible thing* of G'jd are ciearly seen?even the eternal power in the Godhead." Nature is the standard Of God's goodness. (Applause.) If God cannot be known by his work*, ho* can be he known t We know the good man by his virtuous action, and, therefore, we know Gun's works, for we know tbfv are good Unle-s we knew God before the Bible, how do we know that G.rd is good) God is all powerful; and, sines he is able to do ; good the theologians nay that he would necessarily give a revelation. The Biole is no authority, for we have ?o correct interpretation We have no perfect rule of j life Jr us came to save his people Who??the Jews? It does not say so?so there is a dispute about those : matters What, is the Kingdom of Heaven? We don't know, for the Bible doe* nut inform you. In the Sermon j on the Mount we do not know or unders'and the drst mo'al, for sll mterpietatious differ It is, therefore, no rule Tbe ora'or concluded by analyzing the Sermon on the Mount, a Shining that it "was unintelligible, and no a.andard of morality Mr. Turner?My friend has said that the history of the ceatiou is untrue; hut uas he proved that it is un true? Certainly not. No. but he has only brought for ward objections of some Import. How does he propose to prove that the history of creation is untrue? Tae main objection is. that it disagrees with the -cienca of Eology Hew old is geology? It may he sufficient for m to invalidate this, but geology is but an infant, and part ly an idiot at that, for no two writers agree. The Birrle is wrong because n > two writers agree; and geology is right because it contradicts the Bible. nuppose Mine philosophic mind should get the science of geology on a d life rent principle? And, fir.-t, let the question or naked, '? How did thi ? elm comedn the city of Hartford?" Are we told it is produced from a seed, and the Creator produced tbe seen? Ho* did God make the woild? As geology finds it? It l.i well known that geology U dis puted by men of philosophical minds, so if ine Bible is to M tried by geology show us a d-toons' ration of geology in all its parts, ami then we will go into the. question whether the Bible he true jr false. It has been said that tile his'ory of the Bible cannot be true because it con tradicts astronomy. What part", 1 should like to know? Are the feai ures in astronomy which are in opposition to tbe Bible all correct? Do jou know that those worlds we Kee a<e peopled? If it is claimed that astronomy coutia diets the Bible, show us the rliCt point?-ho.v it ab-oluttlv. and we will give up our position. Does not. the Bible say that sin entered into the world? and can thi* have e. abated from a good God? But. doer it ray that God pa.-sed the eentence of death upon all them? Do yen evpec' a man doomed to die can p'npogute a spe cie.- who v?Ul live forever? The Bible is raid to be incon sistent because it i- marie to say that all women -hall un eurgo agony and pain because of the transgression of one. Now, sir, this is a charge wdho it foundation. Would tbwre be sufiering in the woild but far the uisordered state ot man bun-elf? Mr W Llcyd Garrijon said?I do not rise to address the assembly, but simply to read some resolutions which I hold in my hand, and wh.ch express tbe objects that Lave brought us toge her, so tar a* I can unde -tand them. Iain very anxiou- that we rth"uli have as little watte of time as possible, and that we should keep to the point as strictly a* po?*ib'e We are not here to-ettle whether Univeisali-m ba right or wrmg, or whetuer Galvanism be right or wrong, f oin the Bible Tne object is to oeceitaia, if ?e can, whether the Bt ile, a.- a whole book. w%- given by divine Inspiration. 1 propose to read the foil wing re-oluM Jus, and perhaps to day or to m now. I may say eotuf.bii'g about them. [The iesf lutlon was puoli-bed in yesterday's 'Herald ] Mr. ITixeBi KY. of New Damp-hire thea addressed the meeting and contended that the science of geology was true ai d established oeyoud a doubt the unau'heut. city of the Scrictures. He suggested that it would be proper for the Hindoos to establish a Hindoo foreign mission, to enlighten the Christiana of this and other c run tries He believed the prenthood and Bible were oppo sed to all liberty and progress, and the deadliest foes of mankind. The Convention then adjourned until this evening at 7)4 o'clock. Extensive Fire in Ohio Citt?Nine Buildings Burned.?Last night the bells gave the signal of fire in Ohio City. The fire was undoubtedly the work of a malicious incendi ary. It originated in the southwest corner of a small joiner shop owned by Mr. C. Slagbt. on Vermont street, between Kentucky and Duane streets. On the north side of the street the following property was entirely destroyed;? A large double frame house, owned by John Var ner, and worth probably $000 or f'-OO. We did not learn whether it was insured or not. The house was occupied by three families?those of Mrs. Patno, Mrs. Kendrick, and Mrs. Blaw. A barn, joiner-shop, and office, owned by E. Slaght. A quantity of lamfcer was burned with the houses, which were frame and very combusible. On the south side of the street the following buildings were burned :? A new frame house, unfinished and unoccupied, owned by P. Qalpin. It was worth about $503, a id was not insured. This house is not entirely destroyed. Next to it a frame house, owned by Mr. i ialpin, and occupied by Mr. Mclutyre. Valued at $600. No insurance. A large barn owned by Mr. Galpin also entirely de stroyed. Itcost #450, aud, with contents, was worth fif/O. Attached to this wa? a small barn, the property of Capt. Giles, insured for $100. It was burned to "the grot.nd. The entire loss is probably between $2,509 and $.1,000. Most of the furniture was saved. No sus picions exist aa to tbe incendiary, but we tru-t the villain may lie discovered.?Cleveland Plaindciler, AJay 20. Meeting or Saints. Saciiems and Bloomrr3.? Quite a meeting f n.iiwllaiiy held in the .Scaate chamber je-teiday forenoon. Wendell I'hilli Miss Lucy stone, iiiki lAmirnn, Ah by Kol.aom, Garrioin. Paiker asd A host of similar -aiuta, ?acnema and lilo un ??>. appeared before a c.nveiiticn committee for a hear ing on th* -abject of extending to women the right of eutliage The gay and gadaut I'hillip* with hi*sparkling eje and keen t mg'ie led off in which he gave all eorta of ren-fin- -ave go< d one*, why women vhoiild '"go it" at the ballot loix. The adorable Mi*? I. iey 'ollowed, l ively, betoic and graceful, and uttered a great many pretty nothing*, ard van d logic tickling the rib.t, but not con vincirig the ttva l- of tbe committee Lucy tilkci well, and that vat all The venerable -hi*- gray but com poiedand St. Gaulish rose to deliver hi-self; but tbe ?ainta ??ITed him out, Aim ceremony. Tue delightful Abbv. sharp and full then ro-e to mak? an "alTort;" but she liad hardly utterrd 'Mr Sitetker " before the aa ehema Ixue her out into the companionship of brother jSilaa Abby, however, waa bound to have uer *av. and ao colle ted a crowd on the step* of the fate IIou** wt.e e *y e di eu?ed, not ao much -irvn'i right* a* what'Lh' the ralota had to fbrcibly eject h?r model person, and allow ti e dam-el in pant*, Mia* Lucy, to re main within door* Abhy wa? aootit to define Iter po ail ion, and atieihiW'e the co um it tee, when a brace of "star" men arrived, and gallin.ed ber down town, the vene. able Nllaa proyelling at a re*(iee,tahle and safe dia tanee. So much tor a woman'* right* hearing, where a woman ward't allowed to speak and be heard?Bottom JUt May 28. Manifest Destiny?Clear the Track?A light ning hoe i* now running froin Chicago to New York, and pa. sen gees are put through in a flaah, aod not unfre quently as the public ia aware in a crash, going wi'h Mr. AkwiHttle and ill* " k'ir-t I/icorno'ive " ' nlntn bang t) weinal srria-b " Truly, we are " a buatin people." We aouat be blowing ouiWthing up. The ateambuet folk* blow tip'heir passenger*, awl the editor* bio ? up the *team b-at*. We aU name down, and if alive progrea* or propel ?gain. Tue hink< "bust," the biler* ' bust,''and we 4 bust " ?itb ind (nation, a?.d atraiglitway go to raising ? '?nin again We Consider nur-eltr* entitlwl 'o the track, ??>d if old fogy folk* fail to r.b-ar it, we put it through, ?nd rmt rlgh'. thrmgh them ?? Keep off the croa-ing- " Manifest deatiry is just ahead of u?, but "* hound to Lei.d it Fven the llftbuiing rau-t so'n hw greased or Ire ah%?dored aa an old h'ghway to slow goii / ,'Tundcrbolt*. wh( Ho we go and so keep go r.g A m*n wlio o,mi.ot keep np wiib itil* *,* bad better get out of it. If hw ,'an't get out, we help him. " l.ifp and limb *t the paeMnge*'" nsk and no *cc"un abilily for freight or l.sgvage " Buy yeur ticket and (Rake yonr * ill?take jour sen' aod go to pray tug -JmfayrtU Journal. Omr Bwlou Cor/Hpondtne?. Bobton, May 28,1853. Anniversary IVtek ? The Abolitionists ? Ail journment of the Legislature?Failure of the IVhige?The Hoosic Tunnel?Jmlge Warren, j Bumul in Fffgy?A Tunto I Party to be Formed ? Tie Webster Monument?Meeting of the " Ge neral Committee of One HundretT? Opinions o? the Diplomatic Appointment??Disappointment J . Mr. W. E. Parment r?Ti c Neu- Bedford Met- ; 'ury on the lies aid-?Visit of the Newark Conti nent Is? Tin Constitutional Convents .n?Dr'atet on the Plurality Question- Rrjx rt on the Questiin mi Representatun?Mr. Josselyn Mole Surveyor of Salem- - Country Aj-/>ointmrnt*?Boston Cus- ' trm House Changes?Plan of Distribution?The Post Office?Inaugurate n of Dr. VValktr as Pi c sident of Harvard College?The Athennum Gul leri?Mr. Brooke?Presentation <f Piute, fyc. The town lias been very full during the anniversa ry week, the proportion of tools to wise men being about as great as usual. There have been ail kinds of ever}thing preseu t among us, from the meekest of fogies to the most savage of abolitionists? reli gious meetings, moral meetings, reform meetings, and educational meetings have been us common as dates on a palm tree. The abolitionists have been as full of fight as even, but few people regard thera as be ing seiious in their ideas. They are looked upon as so many Abby Folaoms, and are heard, stared at, and laughed at. They do not grow iu any respect, net even in the intensity and quality of their abuse. There has nothing new been added to their voeabula T for the matter of ten years. The old pepper has been uted at each suecesive feast, ever since I can remember, until the public palate has come to regard it in the same light as so much farina. With the want of persecution of the abolitionists has ceased their power, and their ability to increa e and uiulti ply. Their virility has long been gone. Mr. Garri son would give a good round sum for a riotous attack, not on himself, but on some abolition meeting wliere be had been; for, unlike Mr. Barnaby Pal on, l^e is lond of having his eggs over fresh, and always ma nages to get away when the rotten ones are about to rise. It must be admitted that be is the most mag nificent of humbugs, and that he has made a good tiling?for himself?in pursuing with so much energy the philanthropic dodge under difficulties. The Legislature closed its session on Wednesday, taking pay for one day over, which is rather better than some of its predecessors have done. The com mon mode has been to adjourn on Saturday, and take pay for the following Sunday and Monday. Most people appear to be glad that the "assembled wisdom" has resolved itself into the general of the community. Even some of the whig papers have spoken most contemptuously of the veiy body in which their party was dominant. The truth is, the whig "restorative" has proved an ntetr failure? a failure in what it accomplished, and a failure in what it did not accomplish. Two great blunders were perpetrated?the onslaught on the convention, aLd the refusal to repeal the Maine law. But for the assistance which the whigs received from democrats, opponents of that law, Mr. CliObrd and hu friends would have beeu used as badly here as Gen. Scott and his supporters were in the nation. Yet Gov. Clifford had not a word to eav against the law in his inaugural, and not one half of the whig membera of the House could be rallied in support of the bill to repeal it. it is understood that the Governor is not exactly the happiest man in the world, and that in reply to some lemonstrauoes, made to him by certain persons on a certain subject, his answer was tanta mount to that of the unfortunate fellow who could j not get a pass into the ark? hut he might go to a ! well knewn waterless region with his old tub. He does not anticipate a re-election, which is wise; and if he | should surmount the difficulties in his path, he will j be agreeably disappointed. I The rejection of the proposition to give State aid j to the Hoosic Tunnel project is likeJy to have con I siderabie effect on our politics. A correspondent of j the Courier threatens the whigs with a tunnel con ! venlion, and something more than in-iuuatcs that the tuDueiitcs wiil throw their whole force into the j already heavy scale of the coaiitionUts. The feeling | on the subject is evidently very strong, and its dis , discussion has made friends for the project, particu ! larly as the opposition to it has largely proceeded from rival interests, it is hoped that the convention will place a clause in the new constitution forbidding i such action by the Legislature as the tunnel men ask 1 for: but this would not be binding on the next j Legblature, which will meet under the present j constitution. Such a provision in the new i constitution would go far toward causinu it to he re j jce'.ed. Many of the auti tunnel ifieu are oppo: ed to any constitutional changes, and would vote against | them, under any circumstances; and in all that part j of the country which .eels an interest in tue success ! ?f the project, men would very generally vote against an instrument of government, the adoption of which j would be a direct rebuke to their cheri.-Jied scheme. I So, you see, the great bore is likely to have a nice part in our political games, it is enough to make | one's head dizzy, the workings of our party ina | chinerv, so complicated has it became, and much j at sea are gentlemen who once knew where they weie, but wii# now are quite as much puzzled as was j the late Mr. Giles Scroggins, when he could not j determine the matter of his own identity. Judge Warren, President of the Senate, to whose I particular exertions the defeat of the Tunnel bill waa , owing, wag burned in effigy at North Adams, when i the news reached there. The people of that ! place are good whigs, and the Judge is a whig, bo that it is only a family quarrel, after all; but ' these family quarrels ore proverbially bitter. I The Webnter monument project was lost in the ! House of Representatives, on the question of recon sideration. Had the whig members been present in i anything like lull force the question would not have' been carried against them, but, either purposely or carelessly, many were absent, and so the tree soiiers j had it their own way. Some of Mr. Webster's I friends were adverse to the proposition, believing from the commencement that it was not possible to have anything like unanimity on the question, and a narfy vote they did not desire. The disposition that j has been made of the subject affords no criterion of tbe state of opinion in Massachusetts. In due time, and when the applause of friends and the malice of enemies shall have alike ceased to warp the actioas I of legislators, such public honor- will doubtless be paid to Mr. Webster, as will not fail to be acceptable to all who shall love a:.d revere the memory of that extraordinci} man, I A meeting of the "General Committee of One | iiundred, on the Webster Testimonial, is called for May 30th, (next Monday ) at eleven o'clock, A.M. in the Common Council room of the City Hall. 1 he' report of the executive committee wiil then be made. I should judge, I rem the remarks that are made, that people do not, as a general thing, think very highly oi ibe batch of diplomatic appointments just made by 1'resident Pierce. Some persons, who ought to know, say that, omitting Mr. Soulc, there i iot ns much trench and Spanish among the v. 1 c'o lot as would go to make up a couufry school master in Greenland.' There seems to be more dis ap) oint;: < r.t. because everybody had been expecting gn at things in the premises, the idea having taken possession of the public mind that the President was ai?out to lay himself out in the mutter of renovating our diplomacy?-and bo he has, Home say, only thut he bus "laid himself out, and our diplomacy, too# ! 1 lie appointments are, to be sure, nrai-od m gros in certain quarters, just as they would have been had they all been made in the dark from Dr. Howe's school for idiots. It is not the persons appointed that are considered, in such cases, but the pcriun appointing?the holder of 5cm ions and gingerbread snaps. They say here that Wm. E. Parmentcr, Esq., son of Hon. Wm. i'armenter, went to Washington aftor the place of Governor of Minnesota Territory. He failed of success, but (so goes the story,) ne waa offered a small ufli< e of some kind or other, which he indignantly refused to accept. Tha coalition democrats aro vcrry sorry that Mr. I'armenter did not succeed, as he is a bard working hunker, and has always been a thorn in the side oi tbe coalition party. They have a great regard for all the han- i kers wh< <Jerere to get offices, the obtaining of which w-onld remove them the next four years from Mava chnsctts. Another lmnker, Mr. T.J. Wittemore, of Cambridge, has met w.ih a disappointment. He was an applicant f<-r a place in our Custom House but encountered a degree of opposition that is not often raised in such oases. There was even some ?\ nfulngton correspondence on the subject. The re-nit so far, is that Mr. W hitu.ruore has received nothing. Hie New Bedford Mercury has been studying your editorials on the " fusion" of the various shades of lhe Unionists, for the purpo-e of bearing noon the next J residential election, and accuses fou of having no other object in view than the injury of Mr. Edward EfTrett, w hom it accuses you of hating You are charged with meaning to defeat Mr Everett by supporting him. The Mercury is particularly struck with Mr. Bennett's slyness. ?? Hisadro m y I rays that advocate of the harpooning interest " is ' fatal ids censure success." Indeed, one would ' think that the Hjibald had supported General H< ett, according to this view of the matter. The Meriury man Tia/I better ask General Pierre what he thinks of the HEKAnn's support, and General colt whaj, he thinks of its censure. But there is very htllc rente in the whigs. They lost their heads last November, and have been muddied ever since. Our " May training" was pretty extensively spoilt t>y the ram on Wednesday, though the companies new looked better than on that day. Their ranks were very full in almost every caae. There was no re-onion, however, but each company paraded in tw own way ; and no his Excellency did not ?poi - to$ tew epaulettea and i''i; ?<i? cV O/.ii. . i T1 e " American Continentals, Captain Hand, armed here on TharMlay mrning. Thty were rt ceivtd t v the " Bobton Veteran Association, Cnl'.'M I'rutt, with whom ihcy hrtakusted, at the LUPf'i States HoUl. 1 he occasion was, aa every breakra-t should If, a very idea-ant time. Rpeeeaes were nitide iy Captain Hand, Cotoml l^ratt, Captain Biyce (of New York), Mr. Seaver (Mayor or hos tel"), mud several oiher eeutlera? n. Alter trie lire , t I'n. t wati ver, the Veterans enoits >1 the 0nitiDeutaU through oui' i rin< ijal streets, anu the Utter camped at the Manet n Uonis-, iu Hauoveretreet. Adkmsa New York hand, which a? oinpanieil the Continen tals, was lurch adtuiicd. Ye? ten! ay the Coutineut.ils returned he me, having made a very favorable an pression in all re?i ects. . . '1 be Constitutional Convention has been princi pally eugaped in discusaing the proposition to sub ttii.uk a plurality tor the pre ent majority rale in the constitution. There huve b<en great deb it s on He question. in which most of the leading men of all parties huve engaged. The democrat-and whigs up' tar to Ire favorable to the proposed change, w.ii o the freesoiiera are opposed to it. There are execp tii ii.s in each cu.sc, however. The adoption oi the change wolW restore the whigs to power here tor a generation. ui:d would Kill the coalition. The committee of the House of Representatives have reported totlie convention a proposition to give one representative to every town, and two toeveiy town having live tliou-and inhabitants, the mean in creasing number to Le live thousand; but no place to have above thirty representatives. ihs cbauge would give to Boston thirty, now forty four; Lowell, eight, now ten; New Bedford, four, now eight; Salem, five, now six, und so generally through the large places. This question of representation is the most important and uio-t difficult matter with which the convention will have to deal. It is ol the nature of an expet iti cntum rricis to most ot our politicians. The story that a Mr. Potter has been appointed surveyor of the ports of Beverley and Salem, is not true as I happen to know that the place has been given to Mr. Lewis Josselyn, editor of the Lynn liny State newspaper, who proposes to commence the publication of a democratic daily paper in Salem. Mr. Jesselyn was clerk ol our House ol Representa tives during the two years of coalition ascendancy, aud his son was assistant clerk of the same body. Mr. Manning, who has be*n made Codec tor of Gloucester, had but recently come to Massachusetts from Maine. He is a regular barn burner. Mr. Allen, Collector of Nantucket, and Captain Swain, Postmaster of that town, are b>th coalitionists. Mr. Knowlton, who U to be Postmaa tar of Worcester, is a coalitionist. The new appoint ees at our custom house will commence their patri otic labors on the first of June. One or two niore bucIi applications of the' besom of reform, and the Collector will cease to be much plagued for places. The plan has thus far been pursued of distributing the offices as proporflonably over the State as possi ble. The counties of Essex, Bristol, Dukes, and Nantucket have large customs revenues of their own, and Plymouth and Barmstable are tolerably well provided for in the same way. Norfolk has something of the kind. Worcester, Hampshire, Hampden, and Berkshire have nothing in that way. Middlesex may be considered as belonging to tins district, as Charlcstown forms a portion ot our port. Not a word is so much as lisped abont eur Post Offioe beyond what is said of it in connection with Mr. Woodbury's name. Col. Wright seems to be comfortably reated in the Navy Agency, and I hope he will not be disturbed. The old "Mexicans . de serve to be taken care of. , Dr. James Walker was inaugurated nineteenth President of Harvard College on Tuesday last, and there was a great time at old Cambridge on the oc casion. Governor Clifford made a very good ad dress to Dr. Walker on his induction into the office, in accordance with antique usage, and handed to him the ancient charter of the college, the officia seal and the silver keys; aud the President made a proper reply. After some other services, President Walker gave his inaugural address. It was a very able liertorniance and I presume it will be publish ed. There were three ex-presidents of the College present?Mr. Quincy, Mr. Everett, and Mr. Sparks. Harvard College has been in existence for 'J15 years, dating back to 1<>38, and is the oldest institution o the kind in the United States. It was in 1636 tha) the "General Court" made the first appropriation, of ?400. for the establishment of a college, ten years before the establishment of the public schools; but it was not until two years later that anything was done, when John Harvard gave the sum of ?700 and his entire library, in aid of the underta king. Hence the name of the institution. Such was the humble beginning of an institution of which some people now speak as if it were as drowsv from great wealth as Oxford was when Gibbon studied there. Times have, indeed, changed with it, and it now controls great menus. Its con nection with the State does it no good, and it is pro bably drawing fast toward its latter days. It has always been customary, on the occasion of a presi dent being inaugurated, lo plant a tree on the Col lege grounds, end a Norwegian spruce was planted in honor of Dr. Walker. The Athenaeum Gallery of Paintings aud Sculp ture has been open for some days. In addition to many old favorite works on exhibition, there are cuite a number of new ones, of high character. 1 intend to give yon a letter or two oa this exhibition, and so let it pass for the present. Mr. Meagher will lecture here on Teusd.iy next, in the Music Hall, on " Irish politics," with particular relerenre to the causes of the failure of the attempt ed revolution of 1848 in Ireland. , Mr. Brooke closed his engagement at the National last evening, taking a benefit. The house was crowded. Portions of " Hamlet" and of " Othello were played, and " Black-eyed Susan. A magnifi cent service of plate was presented to Mr- Brooke on the occasion, by a number of his admirers in this place and Providence. Mr. Fleming and Mr. Brooke were the speakers. Affray at Berwick, Mb.?One Man Killed and Anothtr IVixomorstx Wounpkd ?We are indebted to Emerton't Expreu for the following particulars of a murderous affray at Berwick. Me., last night. It appears that earlv in ihe evening a girl who was passing along one of the street* was insulted by two Irirhuion naioea Waters, and a man named Hcannel Two persons, Mr. Lewis Maxwell, of Salmi n Falls, and Mr. Ivory I'ray. in terfered for tb# protection of the girl and had ttornv b ird wot (is with llie oiber party. Thev however separated, and Maxwell and Pray paved on to South Berwick On their re-urn, when pa~-ing a ruin hole in Per rick, the two Waters came out and stabbed Maxwell in the imme diate vicinity of the heart. Af'er receiving the wound he cro-r-d tne bridge to the Salmon Falls aide, and sat down by the side of a factory where he was found about half part ten and Uken to his home. lie lived but. a very short tin.c after reselling his residence. There was also a bruise ufon bis he .d, as if he had received a very heavy blow. The murdeieis pursued I'tay, saying they would seivehim the rame as Ibey had Maxwell, and stabbed him aho within an inch or two of the heart Ilia wounds are considered very dangerous, and his recovery extremely dout'iul Alter the murder of Maxwell breams known, a ; arty of the citiier.- of Salmon Falls went to the house of Waters for the purpose ( f arresting th?m. The doors were fastened, but lhe: were soon forced. A search was made, and the two Waters worn tound secreted in the ..ttrr?t. They were immediately taken into custody, an! beid to awai< the re. ult of the coroner's Inquest, which was to he hell tnia m rnirg. Sen noil was seen Lst nigh at Elliot evidently making for this city. Parties are in jersult of hitn. This murderous affair has Created s grsat exci'enicrit in Se'uion lalls and in Berwick. Nearly the whole male population of both places, were in the street* talking it over durltg the entire night. Last nicht ft uiob of about one thousa .d perwons from C,rsut Falls Pove;. South H? t ?ick, audSalin >n F?Ua a'sear bled round the shaaiees r.ear the spot w ero tfle murder of Mr Miixwell occurred and the Irish families therein hsv lng moved out. in sciordmae with previous noti -e sant t or ui by the mob the buildiDgs werede.t.royed. To night, it is ,ald that the mm shops in the sum# vicinity will ba torn dow n, at the authori ? es show do disposition to inter fere in th- matter. All that saved them last night w*? the fact that the wounded insn, l*rar, was in one of the rooms of the building ? Bvttun Traveller, June J. Destructive Fikk in Deduam.?Loss $30.000.? Al-out a quarter before ten o'elock la.it night, fire broke out in ihe extensive cabirct ware manufactory of Messrs. Russell k Palter, in Dedham Upper Village, and before the ltan.es could U extinguished tbe ?h- le establishment was in ruins The mam building 110 feet In length by atout 40 feet la width, and two storiee lu helgat, was entirelr destroyed, with tb? machinery and a very large amount of unfinished end finished work, rosewood, black wslnnt. mahogany, and other valuable woods, kc.. Ac. The fire appeared to have originated in 'he varnishing room, In ihe -eeond sto>y of the main building, but from what cause is not known as there had Iseen no flte there, to she knowledge of the proprietors, for a long time Two other Urge buildings, occupied as dry hou?? and store house, were al-o destrov ed, with their contents. A lot of valuable black walnut, consisting of about 66,000 feet, which was s.toresl only yesterday, was among the lumber destroi ed. The toss on the buildings and machinery is about $12,000. and on the lumber from $16,000 tO$2o,000 more. The buildings were fully insured and the lumber and stock partially so The buildings and machinery wsre nearly new. having been erected since November, 18i0, when the manufactory of Mesca HaW k Russell, ou the same site, waa destroyed by fire ?BtaUmJonr nal, June 2. Singular Rajlroad Colliaion?-On Tuesday afte-noon a gravel train left this c.lfy upon the Rochester a> d Charlotte Railroad, for the purpo-e of getting a load of g avel. It consisted of th" locomotive, tender, and fiv gravel ears Baying reached the gsttvel pit, about two and a half tt.llea from Charlotte, the gravel etrs were detached from the locomotive, without being blocked npon the track and they at once started for the northern lei minus of the road. As the descent wvr about sixty five feet per mile, they soon gathered sueh sp?ed as to ouls'rlp the loe motive sent in pursuit. In t he lan guage of ortr informant, who saw the e-cr&pada tlrey 1? -ely left a blue streak aa a sign of their presage. Kcs 'Mr g Charlotte, they eeroe b?ng lu'n some csrs loid ed with lumber, standing upon the track and m-dc ao anful icNtierlrg o splinters. They rolled one over the otler mskJeg a conipleiA smash up of it. A man who wax on one of the lumber cars was prostrated by the shock, but m "W recovered without noeterlal Injury. The e sen re of ihe c?va was singular, and Mie ra-e the 7 ran n dange.ous one. H*<1 tf-ey beery laden with gravel. they_ would urdouhtedly have driven th# lumber Oftrs into the' (ieresee, tbem-elves following in the same direction ? Roeketler AdvertUfr, JutH ?. Th? German Turner*. TO TUI EDITOR OK TUK HERALD. The Turner* of this country, otherwise called the " Gymnast?, have so often been misreprc *cnted in th?5 paper*. that It might be of some value for the readers of the Herald to have a state ment concerning the above named body, on which they coi.ld rely for venuity. The origin of the Tur ners to to he found recorded in Germany, where the first society was organized by Father Jahn, in Ber lin, in the year lsl2. The war of 1 13, in which l'n.-.-ia fought against Napoleon, found the Turners upon the battle field, and there they distinguished themselves to the monarch's greatest satisfaction. At, the time when this body of young men could be usefully employed by the decpots of Europe, they were well received and battered; but no sooner was the danger over, than they (the despots) begun to feur th< ,-e very same men. They considered theiu as a political taction, of too radical a character, and therefore persecuted tl era with the utmost rigor; but in ite of cowardly persecution, on the part of the monarchical oppressors, they continued their gymnastic exercises, and made great improve ments in practical gymnastics. The efforts to maintain the Turners, us the gymnasts are called in German, were great, hut ull in vaiu. They were crushed at last, and nothing could restore the Turners to their former position. This dull state of tilings lasted till a few years preceding the revolution of lb48. In the years IMC and '47 societies were again organized in many parts of Germany, and the gymnastic schools (as these societies were called) worked not only for the strengthening of the body, but for the propaga tion of democratic principles. The political move ments of those societies were conducted secretly, but in many parts of Germany, the Turners acted open ly. They organized confederations, and they were presented with bunners by their friends. The con sequence? of these movements w ere that the spirit of freedom reigned in evciy Turner's heart. They pub lished pamphlets, held meetings, and tried their best to convince the Germun people that the republican system ulone could lead to their happiness. The police knew part of their doings, but not all of them. Many places that the Turners possessed were closed by othcers, and in their meetings policemen were present. The suddeu revolution of 1818 put an end to these oppressions. That revolution fell like lightning upon the crowned heads. They trembled for their safety; for the people rtWe like one man, and amongst the foremost were the Turners. They fought in Berlin and in Frankfort, in Baden and Dresden, and did not retire til! all was lost. The unhappy revolutionary movement of '48 is ?o well remembered bv all the readers of this paper that we need not describe it. Suffice it to say that a great many brave Turners found their death in defending the sacred cause of freedom. The survivors were driven to Switzerland and France; but the governments of those countries, in their weakness, did not allow them to remain. They expulsed them under different pretext?, and the poor" refugee? emigrated to this country?to a country which ha? never refused hospitality hi the oppressed. Being all industrious young men, they soon found employment, and enjoyed that political freedom, for the acquirement of which they had fought in the old country. About four year3 ago the first Turuverien (gymnastic) society was organized in the city of New York. Most of its members consisted of Turners lately arrived from the old country. During the last three years societies have sprung up in every part of the Union, and they amount now to nearly fifty. Those of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Cin cinnati, consist each of several hundred members, and are daily increasing. The furnerbund, (Turners' Union,) to which almost all the societies belong, is for the promotion of the Turners' cause. Practical measures are executed by "the Vorort," (executive,) and a semi-monthly paper is published by that body, and every member of the union is compelled to take a cony of it. The paper treats on the social and political conditions of the Old and New World, and publishes quarterly reports from the different societies. By their conduct the Turners have won the esteem of tne American people, and there future actions, when once they become citizens, will, we hope, still more show that they deserve that esteem. Hitherto they have not mingled in politics; they only have tried to become acquainted with the insti tutions of this country; and when the flay of their naturalization approaches they will be fully pre pared to act as citizens, in the truest sense ol the word. A congress, consisting of delegates from all the societies of the Turners' Union, will be held in Cleve land, Ohio, in September next, for the purpose of amending the constitution and by-laws, and electing a new executive The last congress was held in Oc tober last, in Cincinnati. The New *ork society, whose gymnasium is at the National Hall, Canal street, will celebrate a great festival in September, equal to that ot the glee clubs, which was held last rear. The Turners of all the existing societies will be invited, and there is no doubt that from eight hundred to one thousand will be present on the oc casion. Veritas. An Item for Mrs. Stowe?In the upper part of tnia city tbti? xetidea a vtneraMd couple ?iio had fr ,ia the Old DemiDioi). (we aie rot. Informed as to their pn-1 tion in point of ' f.iuily gradeiior their relationship to I'o ci.her.tas "1 *nd who, during a couple of years pa-t. have kept a kind of Dogio "uu.i-ery," waere they attend to Ihe physical and moral (certainly) culture of young dnrkiea, from time to time purchased by tb?m from .lav? dealers. Hie visaed the establishment some time since, and were quite amused at the gambols of the little woolly head, * dozen or so of wboia were rolling about the yard in the warm sun. as hippy as need be. Co.iosity prompted us to inquire of the old man whether the pur chase of these darkies was with the consent of their pa rents. In answer to our inquiry, he promptly replied that such was not the case; but that on the contrary parents of slave children, who wet# on th?r way to the South, frequently came and solicited him to purchase | their children, alleging as a reason that they would be better provided for. and cease to be a trouble to them. ' One it.f,tanco in particular he made mention of, pointing i to as fine a couple of sable youngsters as we reinember I having seen, whore parents, he said, came to his house and entreated him to purchase them, hiring, as they i s?id. heard that he was in the habit of baying young negroes to raise. They were going South to stock a plan ' ard cot wi"hiDff to be encumbered with their I children preferred leaving them in the hiods of any one I who would take the troulle and care of raising them for ' the profit they would bring. He states that the purchase of these young slaves is always with the consent of their parents and that although they sometimes object, they are easily induced, by ihe oiTsr of small presents, to part with them. Thi- cb mrs badly with the highly colored facts tna fancies of the philanthropic authoress ?ho would have us believe that it it a common custom among Blavetaoidera to violate, suns ctremmie the "tender tW of conranguin ty, regardless of ihe rights and feelings of their "bun,an chattels," as she is plei-esWo denominate them. But perhsps Mrs. Stowe would not btlieve this statement We dure say she w uld not; but it sin will call f n us and deota an hour or en to the investigation in that locality of "life among the lorty." we will"accom pany her cheerfully, and wager all our old breeches suainit a copy of 'Uncle T m s Cabin," that .he'll cut a bc-Cer item thin ariy she has ohhed up in her ? Ker " ficm ' preface to "finis."?St Louis /(epuUican, Suicide of a Millrbite ?Mrs. Benjamin com mitted suicide by drowning herself in the Connecti cut river, jurt above the railroad bridge in this city at a very early hour on Friday morning. It appears 1 hut she bad been insaue lor some time, Miilerism having been the exciting cause, and was discharged alioutMx weeks since from the n-yhim in Hartford apparently cured, or very m ich relieved. Comin"' to her home in Springfield, she soon showed signs of the return ofthe disease, which assumed a suicidal phase. On Thursday ?he was remarkably mine, and appeared to lie entirely herself, and went to be l at j night apparently better than she bad been for a long tune. At about half-past three o'clock on Friday morning she arose, and apologized for going out o. d< ors a minute, stating that she should immediately return, She spoke so calinly and sam-ly that the ! family were thrown off their guard for a y minute-; but they soon followed, aud fpund that die had gone out or sight. A neighbor was summoned, who fol lowed to the river, and soon found her tracks on the ?bore, and traced them until they led to the stream to where her dead body lay floating in the water. Mrs. Benjamin was fifty nine years old?Springfield RrptMicun, May 28. Embezzlement ok $<;.000 from tub Commer cmi. BASK AT ALBANY?Akhkht ok Edward H Greoort ? A young man by the name of Edward H. Gregory ha. bee" arrested by Chief Morgan, on the charge ?f ( mb z iheg 16 COO from the Commercial Bank of to . city the embezzlement having been made !u the year 1861, when he b. Id a position at clerk in .hat bank. I. anp-ara that ! WM T7 ??*?*?<** by him at f ur different time*, Ix-tween the n.onth* of February *nd }|%T ,,[ l / *n aeration of tb* footing of the caab book ha escaped immediate detection. He Phort.iv afterward. Wt the bask, and has since been residing in . '? Y( ik. Tbe officers of the hank having satl-fi?d them reive* as to his guilt, advired with Chief Morgan soma * repaired to New York and made the arrest, lor good rea.ona Gregory wa? not at once brought to this city. but remained lu cuctody there until yesterday when he wa. brought up in the morning train, and on no examination before Squire Oole, in de fault (f ball, fully committed on the charge. Gregory ,'n w g emcw, lr, Vcw Vork, and, we understand, baa been living in fait atyle In that e'ty. He ImowM1 tw*ntj on* J ears of tgi.?AlUmy Knprrn Jenny LiND Ar Home.?A letter from Dresden, dated April 12, says .-?During my short stay In the city, i have often passed the residence of Mrs. Otto Uoldschmidt, or Jenny I,ind?a name by which, here a? elsewl ere, she is best known. They reside in tlio fit est section of the town, called the English quarter. Dresden is without doubt chosen as ther future resi dence, although they have not yet purchased, as was reported iu America. They have been negotiating for a very beautiful situation on the liankof the river n short distance above the city, now occupied ?>y the Elysium, which they wonld remove and build accord ing to thdr pleasure, bnt tliua Car all efforts to pbtain it have proved juwuccfiaful. Thratikal and Mukal. Bowery Theatre.?The pieces selected for to morrow evening are the "Sledge Driver." with Mr. E. KdHv and Mr*. Parker in the leading characters. This will lie followed bv the drama of "New York an it la." in which Mr. Chanfran, the excellent co lurdian ai d great favorite, will appear; and the enter- . tuiirai nt v. ill terminate with the lurceof "Good for 1 Nothing." Broadway Theatre?'The beautiful aad aceom- | pHt-hod American actress. Miss Julia Mean, who has neen playing a round of lier favorite characters dur- , ixipf the past week, appears to*morrow eveniu;1 in the j j.lay of "Love." us tl e Countess. She will be sup ported by Mr. Conway us lit.- a and Mr. Barry us the Duke. The amusements will close with the atrce ] of "Married and Settled." i Fubton's Theatre.?The first benefit in America . of Mr. Ei d er, the popular comedian, is to t.ke place , to-morrow evening, at this favorite theatre. The * pieces selected comprise the dramatic anecdote en- ; tilled the "Obstinate Kumily," Douglas Jerrobl'a : con.edv of "St. Cupid," and tne farce of " Turning the Tables," llie casts of which embrace the names j 01 nil the ci medians. National Theatre.?The dramatic representa tions oi the young American tragedian, Mr. Goo,lull, having drawn very flue houses during tlie past six rights, induce the management to re-engage him for the neKt week, lie appears to-morrow night in i j two characters?Jullcn St. Pierre, in the "Wife," i and Duke Aruiiza, in the " Honeymoon." Wallace's Theater.?The receipts of to-mor row evening arc for the beuciit of Miss Laura ivceue, amy de.*ei\'.iig actress. The prograihme she pre- ; seuts cannot fail to plea e her friends. Tho comedy of " Ab You Like It," with splendid scenery and a tine cast, commences the amusements, and they wltl conclude with " Teddy the Tiler." Mr. Waliack will appear. St. Charles Theatre.?The afternoon and even ing perl'i rmuiices which are given at this estalilUk mcnt seem to be pretty liberally patronitcd. The entertainments for to-moriow afternoon consist of j the " Day after the Wedding" and the " Wander ng Minstrel," and in the evening, " Sketches in India," " Matteo Falcone," the " Millers," and the " Youth who Never Saw a Woman." American Museum?The entertainments an rounced for to-morrow evening, are the drama of , " St. Mary's Eve,," together with the exhibition of the greatest curiosity in the world, namely, the Beaided Lady of Geneva, Miss Josephine E'ortupe Clofullia. Franconi'b Hippodrome?Tbe beautiful eques trian exercises which are given every afternoon and evening, are attracting large assemblages. The grand tournament is very much admired, and the , chariot races, stag hunt, "and other amusing feats, ) afford great pleasure to the visiters. Chisty's Opera House continnes to be exten sively patronized. The programme for tomorrow evening contains a variety of beautiful melodies and instrumental pieces, which, no doubt, will be ably executed. Wood's Minstrels.?This band moves along in a career of success. Campbell, the active agent of Mr. Wood, regulates the out door stage department well, and Horn, Briggs, Newcomb, &c., keep the house in roars of laughter. Miss Rosina Collins The concert of this dis tinguished violinist comes off' at tbe Metropolitan Hall, ou Thursday evening next, when she will be assisted by hersister, Miss Emma Collins, pupil of tbe Royal Academy, London, who will sing several popular melcdies; also by Mr. Max Maretzck, w ho will be the conductor, in olden times the piano was considered to belong exclusively to female per formers, and now gentlemen seem to usurp tlieir places; it cannot be surprising, therefore, if a lady whose acciuircmeuts are such as to handle the violin, with all the grace, flexibility and science of the best masters, should in turn show the gentlemen that tier sex can make the king of instruments speak, in the most barmonions and heart-touching language. When we hear Miss Rosina Collins we shall judge for ourselves. As this is something of a novel cha- : rocter, we advise all to hear Miss Collins. Castle Garden.?The fourth grand Sunday con cert comes off to-night at Litis delightful location, where an hour or two can be passed away with more real pleasure than at any place of amiusement in or near the city. The band is good, the ice creams are ' delicious, the air is invigorating, and the scenery picturesque and beautiful. New Orleans Rerenaders?This beautiful band* are nightly delighting those who visit the Chinese Rooms, by their melodies and instrumental perform ances. They announce a tine programme for Mon duy evening. Owens' Alpine Rambles.?Tbe lecture of Mr. Oweus is very much admired, and his scenic illus trations are capital. Banvard'b Holy Land.?This splendid pano- - rnnia continr.es to be exhibited nightly at Georama Hall, Broadway. The paintings are beautiful. Mr. C. W. Clarke's complimentary benefit is to come off on Friday evening next, ut Niblo's. Seve ral prominent actors have tendered their services. Railroad Intelligence. RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. A bill has been reported to tbe Connecticut House of Representatives, which provides for the appoint ment of three General Railroad Commissioners, who, or any two of them, shall at least twice a year visit every railroad in. the State, and examine the cars, rails, engines, bridges, regulations, conduct of the officers aud agents of the several companies, and ob tain accurate and full statistics and returns from them. The Commissioners arc to be paid $5 per day by the railroad companies for the time they are actually on duty. CENTRAL WISCONSIN RAILROAD. This company was organized at Whitewater on ! the 10th instant., the amount of stock ($200001) required bylaw subscribed; the 5 per cent paid in, . and a meeting appointed for the 30th of June next, j at Elkhorn, to elect thirteen directors of the com- ! pany. PITTSBI'RO AND STEUBENVILLE RAILROAD. Active measures have been taken to put in course of construction that portion of this road lying in Virginia. Eighty seres of laud have been purchased on the bank of the river whereon to erect the abnt meut of the bridge over the Ohio river. This struc ture will be of wire, of a single Bpan 1,200 feet long, and will be put at au elevation that will keep it i from obstructing navigation. St me for the abut- - ments is to be got out immediately and prepared, so that the foundations can be laid while the water is : at the low mark in the river the coining summer and fall. The precise spot for the site of the abutments has not been divulged, but it will be somewhere in the neighborhood of the place where the telegraph wires cross the river. The balance of the road in Virginia, it is understood, will soou be put uuJor contract. ALBANY AND BINOIIAMTON RAILROAD. We understand, says tfie Chenango Union, that | the directors of this railroad have been called to- ! getber; and it is rumored that the difficulty among the Albany directors, which has delayed the letting of the road for some mouths, has beea settled, and that the work will now be let immediately. LOUISVILLE AND KNOXVILLE RAILROAD. It is proposed to run this road from Hobb's depot, . on the l-'rankfoit road, to Ilamdsburg, and thence to the Tennessee State line, where it will connect with tlie Knoxvillc road. A proposition has already passed one branch of tho city council of Louisville, authorizing the question of a subscription of $300, 000 by the city, towards thee mstructiouof thisraad, to he submitted to the people. MILWAUKIK AND FORT WINNEBAOO RAILROAD. The l'ortage City Rejmblir says that the following towns arc (ntilled to vote on the Question of subscrib ing to the stock of the Milwaukie and Wutertown Railroad Company. Tlie town of Columbus. $25,000; Fountain Prairie, $15,000; Ot-<-go, $10,000; li amp den. $10,000; LowviHe, $10,000. Tlie election is to be held when the Supervisors see fit to call it. UI MI'HIS AND CHARLESTON RAILROAD. The curs are running regularly between Tuscumhia and Decatur. * The Memphis and Lagrange portion of the road is nearly or quite finished, so that only about 100 miles staging now intervenes between Memphis and Decatur. AIR-LINE RAILWAY FROM DETROIT TO ST. LOI IS. Milt*. Frrm Detroit to Admin 624 Thence to South Line of Michigan H7 i " East line of Indiana 1134 " Auburn, De Kalb Co., Ind l it) " Logansport, Cass Co., Ind 211 " Delphi, Ind '231 " Lafayette, Tipnecatioc Co., Ind 2.V2 " Williamsport, Warren Co., Ind 274 * Danville, Vermillion Co., ill., near East Hue of Illinois 205 " Slielbyville. Sidney Co., 111. 373 " St. Louis, Mo 472 CON N EI. LS VILLK R AIL HO A D. At two places where hooks have been opened in Somerset county. I'a., $b0,000 have been subscribed to tlie Conncllsville Railroad. It is said the private subscript ions in the county will reach $200,000. 1 he prospects of the Councllsviile road are truly en couraging. Every day brings us fresh evidence that the people arc determined that it shall be built. MISCELLANEOUS. The (Jtica Urrnltl understands that new cars are to he placed on the Central Railroad, of the same width as thoi e on the New York and Erie Road. They can be need on the present gunge, by a slight modi fication of some of the bridges, and the separation of the tracks at gome points. The trains commenced running on the Rackett's Haibor and Kllisburg Railroad on the 1st inst. At a large meeting of citizens of Forsyth, Lump kin, DcKalh, Cobb, Cherokee, and Gwinnett coun ties, Georgia, bijd on the 16th instant, ut Warsaw, the following resolution was adopted unanimously.-? Resolved, That this meeting is determined to a man, that a railroad, either from Htone Mountain, Atlapta, or Marietta, (0 Dahloncga, stfkll be built Religious Intelligence. 8KRM0NB. Rev. Mr. Smith, from Charleston, 8. C., will preach hi the Canal etrret Presbyterian church, this morn ing and afternoon. Bishop Snow will preach this afternoon and even ing in Mount Zion Second Advent church, No. 163 Bowt ry. ORDINATION. Mr. Davis 8n:ith was ordained as an evangelist at Carlisle, Mass., on the 1st hist. INST ALL ATI OK. Tev. A. B. Fuller, late of Manchester, N. H., was install. (1 us pastor of the new North Ilcligiuus Socie ty, in Boston, on the 1st hist. INVITATIONS. The North church and parish, in Portsmouth, by concurrent votes, buve giveu a unauimous call to Ilev. Henry D. Moore, of Philadelphia, to settle with tleni in the tuiuistry. lav. Dr. Bennington, moderator of the Third Pres byterj ot New York, and pastor of the Prince street (colored) Presbyterian cliurcli, has received a una nimous call from the Talcot street Congregational cliurcli and society in Hartford, Conn., over which lie formerly presided eight years, to resume the pas t? ral i bare among them. He was moderator or the Hartford Central Association when called to his pre sent charge. ? The Baptist church and society in Granville. N. Y., have invited ltev. 0. Adams to the pastorate of said church and society, and he will probably accept their invitation. The Second Congregational church in Fair Haven has given Mr. Nathaniel J. Burton, of Yale Theolo gical Department, a unanimous call to become theiif first pastor. It is thought that the call will be ac cepted. ACCEPTANCES. Rev. Dr. Atkinson has accepted tho Bishopric 07 the Protestant Episcopal Church in North Carolina. Rev. Parelmll Terry, who has labored for nearly six years in Marathon, Cortland Co., N. Y., has accepted a unanimous call to become pastor of tho F;rst Presbyterian church in Painesville, 0., and has entered upon his new field. Rev. llobert R. I.andis has accepted a call to the Second Presby terian church of Pat erson, N. J. Rev. James Bates, late of Granby, Mass. has ac cepted a call to settle us pastor of the Congregra tioual church in Central Village, Plaintield, Ct. We learn from the Ohio Observer, published at Hudson, the seat of the Western Reserve College, that Professor Emerson has accepted his appoint ment to the Professorship of Mathematics In that institution. DECLINED. Rev. Robert C. Waterson has declined the unani mous call of the Unitarian Society at Augusta, Me. Rev. Wm. Horton has declined the Rectorship of the parish of St. Peters, at Salem. RESIGNATIONS. Rev. Mr. Chaffee has been compelled, by ill health, to resign the charge of the Unitarian Society in South Nutick, Mass. Rev. C. J. Bowen, pastor of the Unitarian Society in Newburyport, Mass., has resigned his charge, the resignation to take place upon the first of September. DISMISSED. Rev. Daniel Huntington, of North Bridgewater, was dismissed from his pastoral charge on Wednes day, 18th ult. Rev. John H. M. Leland was dismissed from his pastoral relution to the First church in Bethel, Me., by an ecclesiastical council, convened on the 10th ultimo. DEATHS IK THE MIKISTRY. Rev. A. B. Warner died at Medford, Mass., on the 26th ultimo. He was the first pastor of the Mystic (orthodox) Church at Medford. Rev. A. Wooliscroft, a member of the Rock River Conference, who had charge of the Washington (Tazewell county, 111.) Circuit, came to his death in Peoria on the 21st ult., by taking a portion of arsenic, under the supposition that it was magnesia. Rev. N. W. Williams, a Baptist clergyman, whose birth place was Salem, and was formerly settled in Beverly, died in Boston on the 27th ult., at the age of 68 years. KEW CHURCHES. Laying of the corner stone of the Broadway Bap tist church will take place on Monday afternoon, June Gtli, in Twenty third street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Appropriate ceremonies may be ex pected, from pastors in the vicinity, upon the occa sion. The Methodist church in Morrisania is about to be sold, and the erection of a new and beautiful edifice is in. contemplation. The new Presbyterian church at Cedar Creek, Virginia, was dedicated to the worship of Amighty God on lie 29tli ult. A portion of the members of the large Calvinistic Baptist (Rev. Mr. Flanders) Society, now the only one of that denomination in Portsmouth, New Hamp shire have commenced building a new brick house of worship at the corner of Pleasant and South streets. The Bethlehem Baptist church having completed the erection of a house of worship at New Hamp ton station, Hunterdon county, New Jersey, the dedicatory services will be attended, Providence per mitting, on Tuesday, the 7th day of June. The Plymouth church of Rochester has organized under the rtatute. Ground is broken for the pro posed edifice, at the corner of South Sophia and Troup streets. MISCELLANEOUS. Rev. Justin Spaulding has taken charge of the Methodist Church in Portsmouth, N.H. A German Presbyterian church has recently been organized in Cincinnati. The persons who compose it had chiefly been Roman Catholics, and have been for some months past attending the preaching of Dr. Giustianini. Rev. 0. W. Briggs is expected to commence hi* pastoral labors with the First Baptist Church In Brooklyn this day. Rev. F. Snyder has entered upon his duties as pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Williamsburg. Rev. E. P. Hastings and wife, and Rev. Joseph Studder and wife, aud a native Hindoo woman, have taken passage in the ship Niobe, at Boston, for Ma dras. They are connected with the Madras Mission. The annual meeting of the Baptist State Conven tion of Connecticut will be held at the Central Bap tist Church in Hartford, commencing on Tuesday next, the 7th inst., at two o'clock, P. M. * The an nual sermon will be preached in the evening, by Rev. S. D. Phelps, of New Haven, Conn. Obituary. ANOTHER TihTOI.ITMN.AKY SoLDIRR OoNB?Jedeli&h Ayirs a fifer in the army of the Revolution, and until re cently a resident of the town of Johnstown, died in BifCker, Fulton county, N. Y , on the 18th of May. His C?i titicate ?n m pensioner, is dated the 12th day of No vember 1818, and figned bv J. C C lboun, Secretary of War. Since 1818. a period of thirty live yea's he ha* re ceived a penmen of $''8 per year. Thus. one after en otter of lbo?e who perilled their live* in the glorious cause of American independence, are called away, until .-lOarce ly n remnant of that nobie band of patriots ' ho acted so C ui'ptcuou-ly in the '' times that tried men's souls," lingers among us, Cfkf.kai. Sir T. Gigr Montrspor died at Dover, Eng., on the ilftth April sfc?d 70 years. Sir Thomas was born at New Yo.k, iu 1774. the third ron of John Moutreser, 1 t| . chief enipi.t-er in America, descended from the an c. cut I'isnrh f.rmly of I*> Tresor. He entered the array i. 1780, was depnfr assistant quarter master g?ueral in T Under- iu 1704 ai d .erved as aid-do camp to lord Hutch ii -euiulle expedition to Egypt, in 18ol. Hi* rank as Lieut. Col he received on bringing tho despatches fnrat (airo. From 18i3 to 1818 he was in India?for some time in command of the 22d Dragoons and afterwards of r> subsidiary force at Hyderabad, where he distinguished himself by ti e ?unp?esiion of a serious insurrection. Dining four yours lie commanded the troop* of the I'ash *s, at Pn< nab At the period of bis death he was a full General ia the army and Colonel of the Queen's Dragoon Guard*. w Tiiaries R. Coin. E-q., Pol'ce Justice of Buffalo, died In that city on the 27th ult , aged 42 years. I<(iBKRT?h i ub Feq.. for many years, sheriff of Charleston, S C., died In that city ou the 28th inst. Jaisk If sura died at Antagonists, N.8 on the 8th nit., aged 108 years hh* was the relict of ihe late Nathan l'nsbee, who was tr.niret major on the statf of Gen. iVeabiugtnn in the Revolutionary war of the United H'aos, ?iid who dl-d a* Onslow, on his return from the Ft Red States, in 1828. after having been admitted a revo lutionary erosion r ,ti* Laving receives! hack pay for a number of y?ar?. Ihe decea-ed was the first white worsen wiio came to the pa of the county of Sydney, having setti.d there in 1784. Her de-cendant* number one hun dred an t for:v-?eten being ton children, seventy grand< children, and sixty seven great grandchildren. American Genius. List of patent* i *md frnn the Unite 1 States Patent Office f? r the week ending May 81, 1853, and bearing data Way 81,1883 Do nra n E McDongall, of Troy, N. Y.?For improved dcor f steoer. Philip H Keck, of Morgantown, Va?For improvement in C'tl'irarors Richard H. Middleton, of Alexandria, Va ?For 1m proren cut in compound rails. Clisries Peer, of Troy, N. Y.?For improvement In fireplace* and stoves. Marie Louise lU.uc.nut af Paris, France?For Improve men' in grate bars listed May 81, 1863. Patented in Frame September 10. 1861. Arnold Huffiitn. of New York, N. Y., assignor to John D. Lrnde, of same place?For Improved gold washer aud atnnlgan.aior. Whliam II Jsnnl. on, cf New York. N. Y , assignor te C bailes Milllr.gtmi (now deoea*ed) and John Jordan, of san e place, and said hllling'on's executrix and executor, and said Jordan, assignors to Janet M. Parker, of New York afore aid?Fur improvement In compositions tor a filter. Dimojr Anthony J Gsl'sgher and John J. Baker, of Philadel phia, 1'a.? For design for a cooking stove Hon. 'John 8. McCalmont, of Garlon. has been ap point. d by Governor Ilfgler to the judgeship of the Clarion district, vacated by the elevation of Judge Knox to the Bnpteme Court.