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THE NEW YORK HERALD.
WHOLE NO. 6475. MORNING EDITION-WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1854. PRICE TWO CENTS.
pbshonal.
INFORMS. HON W A NT ? D-O F BI L
1 who u 'Uf>99*<>* to li In ilie city. Any Ikf.vmatiew
toi?'"'' ?UU^-Wl thankfully received el No DOA How
iTNFOKHATrosr WfflWD-OF MaRFMcTcARE.OF
lin &??*& parish of Done, who took shipping
i # ^ " y*-'11*"1*0 *od *"?" not sleet
' ' Aujr *cc out of her ? licro?Lout? would be
Kit . i ' Ler sister, Catharine McCabe, >01
miterrjr ?txcct, in the rear.
\r*.r. DARE, OF CHARLESTON, WILL CALL AT
I the Bveradway Poet Office, he will hud ? letter of import
?ce to him
, J"F ?* SI* KI It, RESIDING IN Al'HIL LAST IN HICKS
|A Brooklyn, will uall ntthe Brooklyn Po.it Office,
Ike will And a letter for him.
[F'MR.- KEIIECCA DUVAL, WIDOW OF THE
L late Souiut'l C. Duval, will ecud lior address to C. D.
Tradau, 1.1. -r s IJ office eke will hear of a largo fortune loft
[her by a rrlatire.
IF THE PERSON WHO TOOK AN OVERCOAT FROM A
L house in east Stvsnteeath atroet last Wednesday ovsn
lay, will return the papere wbiob were in the pooket, the
Nverooat ahell ko hie and no quoetione naked. Address them
| through box 2 '>67 Poet Office.
[R. S1 EON C'ULLEV, OF RICHMOND, VA.. OR IF
J. doom! lie next of kin, ie re>|ui->'ed to communicate
r letter, 'stive prevent edd-en', to \Vi;!i.im Kocke, care ot
Levers >u ilr? here, 44 llaldon lane, in tuia city.
MAR1F I. < TlOit DC?LA DANK QUI VOU3 AMEVAIT
dc Pan I xnnt'c dcruicre, driiro voue voir aujonrd'hni
?Ai t en po-nlile. elnon, envoycr votre sddrcsse tout do
altr 4 No SI Wilioughby etrcot, corner Duffleld, Brooklyn,
STRAY! I> FROM NO. hi MARION STREET, ON
Thir.- !?> net, a colored t oy, ten year* old, >,v the name
?of Jiac Dtftll supposed to' c injured fcoui the effoots ol
In blow i.|hiji the head Any information respecting him
llviU be then1 fu ly received by hit distressed mothor.
Thf gentleman who paid $1259to a i.adv in
Leroy ?tr?et, near Rcdfopd a few weekv eiuce, for the
Ibeuebt 01 en orphan child, may hoar of something to hie ad
|vantage ' y addretalng Mre. S. 11., Broadway Poet Office.
POST OFFICE NOTICES
Australian lf,tteks.- t office, new
Fori. May 17, 1854.?Ibe undci ugned rcqueeta tho per
| aane wt > last week depoelted letters for Australia at a
I commonly known as the "Chatham Squaro Post
Offira," addriaecd to the persona named below, to call upon
bim at the United States Poat Office, Nassau atreet, be
1 tween ( eder and Liberty streets, some day this woek, be
tween 12 M and 1 P. M-, on u matter of importanoe to them
[ aelvet. 1 ho letters were addressed as folfjws:?
Mr. Champion. for Thomas Clark, Three Jolly Hattori,
! Hobrft Town Van Diemen's Land.
Mr. Michael Monahan, Melbourne Poet Office, Fort Phl
JiD. New Nni.b Wales.
Mr. W'.iliaui McFarlane, care of Elliott A Co , No. 7 Flin
ders ltne Melbourne.
Mr. John Mead, Brighton, Melbourne.
Rleherd I.yun. ship rerpentor. Melbourne.
'1 horns* Williams, ship carpenter, Melbourne.
James li Caldwell. Melbourne.
Mr. Wiitiaci Fianels, No. 70 EBaaboth itreet, Melbourne.
John Nelson. Melbourne.
Mr James Kerr, care of Mr. William Hollnad,'Globe Ian,
Scrantcn atreet, Melbourne
John H Hetnsr. Forest Creek, Caitlomain Post Office.
Mre. Henry Newington, No. 67 Little Burke street, West
Melbourne Port Philip, (li. 8. C.)
In the care of W. A. Finley, Brighton, Hobartstown, V.
D. Land, for John Bury.
NELSON J. WATERBURF, Assistant P. M.
THE LECTURE SEASON.
Lecture on the necessitf of organizing
a great hospital is this city for the diseases peculiar to
females.?The undersigned will deliver a lactnre on this
aubjeit at the S inyvosaut lusUtiite, No. 669 Broadway, on
Thursday evening 18th inst., lit 8 o'clock Tho mrdioal
profession audthe pnblio are respeetfnlly invited to attend.
J MARION SIMS, M. D., 7J Madison avenue.
SPIRITUALISM.
SPIRITUALISM.?IF SPIRITUALISM BE TRUB THEN
all past belief was false; this proves the importance of
the raiject. J. L. Isaao. lately arrived from Germany,
where he patiently stndied theoretical and praotlcal philo
sophy and fully .investigated spiritualism in all its forms,
desires to make known the fallacy of attributing tho phono
nana to the spirits. Clnbe or individuals wishing informa
tion will write, eneloting a fee of $1, post paid. Box 315 Cha
tham Squats Poet Office, care of Aaron Swarte. Upon the
receipt of which, he will be happy to forward in return, the
information sought (through Lis translator.) Mr Isaac
Creposes it su (early day to deliver a course of lectures to
is German friends.
SPIRITUALISM.?MRS. DR. L. P. BRITT, OF ST.
Louis, Mo , under spiritual direction, will commence a
aeries o' lectures on Wtdnoet'ay evening next upon the
epiritual phenomena of the age, at 7H o'clock, at the Cbt
aese Aaeeaibly Rooms, No. 541 Broadway. Mrs. Brltt has
keen a speaking medium for nearly two years, and fur the
nest time haa lectured before ? he St. Louis Conference of
Spiritualists She is entranced in the presence of the audi
oes, and the eubject matter aed diction of the addresses
?re beyond the capacity of the medium when la the ncrmal
??ste, the roaalu in the treaee during the whole time
occupied la speaking. Admission 76 cents. Ticksts for
sa!a st 300 and 663 Broadway, and at the door.
SPIhllUAL MANIFESTATIONS.?MISS CALLIOPE
and Miss Arnold, No. 423 Six'h avenue, will reeeive
visiters ever\ afternoon and evening, from S to 5, and 7 so
Hi o'clock Private sitting, $1 for one person; $3 for two or
more ptreena.
poLtEtTCal,.
TvEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN GENERAL COMMIT
XJ tee ?A special meeting of this committee, on most im
portant business, will be held at the Stuyvesant Institnts,
this (Wednesday) evening, May 17 Every member Is re
quested to be puaetaal In attendance. By order.
RICHARD 8CHELL, Chairman,
Artmowi T. Gallachsr,
William B. Riplet, ^secretaries.
BHJJARDS.
WJ. SHARP'S BILLIARD TABLE MANUFjfc
? tory, 141 Fulton street, upstairs. Old cushions re
paired with superior vulcanised robber. Also for sale,
-cheap, a splendid new billiard table, with vulcanised India
rubber cushions, of thai atsst style.
HIMCKUjAN eous.
Albert h. nicolav, auctioneer -laroe sale
of elegnnt diamond Jewelry, Ac.?A H. Nioolny A Co.
will soil at suction on Thursday. May 18, at 11 o'jlook at
the salesroom. No. 16 Wall street, gold watohes, diamond
Jewelry. Ac ; to besold without reserve, to pay advance*
consisting input, of elegant cluster and single stone dia
mond rleg?, magnificent diamond brooches, cluster and
single stMe diamond breastpins and scarf pins, Maltese
crosses, Ac , all set la tho most modera Parisian styles;
ladles' and gentlemen'! fine gold duplex patent lever and
lepiES huatiag esse and sporting watches; ladles' elegant
gyld watches with diamond back; gold guard, fob and vest
ehaiae, pencil cases, thimbles, carriers, pendants, hoops,
**? ? A. H. NICOLA F,
K S1NTZKNICH.
W. R BHEW3TER.
MOVEMENT IS IN CONTEMPLATION, BV WHICH
tbe churches of all Jem minatmn" of Christiana through
out tic U tired Mates and Territories, are respectfully
"9, ill sole
vitad t? join in the observance of Friday, May 19, as a sof*mn
day of Fasting and Prayer, abstaining from all secular kusi
nets; and that they meet in their respectire placet of wor
ship to supplicate Almighty God to avert the ctIIs which
now threaten the nation; that we wonld remember the
President oi the United States, and all other* in authority,
and particularly all the Representatives from the free
States who may still, by tbur timely action, prevent the
evils we deplore.
0
LARET CLARET. CLARET, CHAMPA)INC. C3AM
psgae, brandies, wince, s?gar?, Ac., twenty per cent be
- ? ? - - r
low any house in the city. Muir'a. Faltirk A Miller's Scotch
alea, London porter. Ac., by IV. H. UNDERBILL,
430 Broome street, corner of Crosby.
DINING SALOON FOR SALE. WITH* PROFITABLE
bar. and lodging rooms to MetI mandate forty persons,
leoaaolite best locations in the vicinity of Washington
Mai bet. Tils is a favorable opportunity fox an enterprising
person v.thing to engage in bnsiness.
B. W. RICHARDS, 307 Broadway.
FOR SAIL?THE STOCK FIXTURES, AND LEASE
of a well known custom hoot and shot store, in n first
rate loceti' u. also, for tbe sale trade. No humbug of nn
agmt need apply. Inqairc atlgl Atlantic street, Brooklyn,
ktbei
t few doors from the Athcnivum.
SOK SALE CHEAP. AT 72 READE STREET?OlfE
llgl t express wagon and one rocknway. ncsrly Mew
FCAMSHHD ROOMS TO I.F.T, TO SINGLE liF.NTLE
n.on wi'hout hoard tins and lath in thn bonse.
Apply throughout the week at No. 31 Greene stract. Refer
ences gi- en and required.
(NOLO SHIRT STUDS. CAMEO STUD?, MOSAIC
T atids, carbuncle ttnda. gold stone stud*, npyv studs,
trarl tfuds diamond stnds, state studs, garnet studs,
enamelled studs, plain studs, engraved studs. Ac , Ac., it
great variety.
CEO. C. ALLEN, Importer, wholesale and retail,
11 Wall street, second floor.
CdOLD SLEEVE BUTTONS. CAMEO BUTTONS, MO
I sab- buttons, geld atone buttons, carbuncle buttons,
agate buttons, blood atone buttons, onyx buttons, eaamelled
buttons, plain buttons, engraved buttons, Ae , Ac.
GEO C. ALLEN, Importer, wVoleanlo and retail,
????*"??? >na n iRii,
II Wall street, sacr.ad floor.
LO.SI-OS MONDaT. MAY 15. ON THE WASHINGTON
Parade Grenad, or In tbe vicinity, n child's gold chain
necklace, with the initials A. W. on the clasp, kbe tinder
grill be literally rewarded by leaving it at No. 27 Waverley
.place.
OFIICI? AND FLOORS TO LET. IN THE NEW
building81 Nasaan str it, between Fulton and John,
suitable for importer* or light i.-.echani sal business, being
well lighted and airy. Apply to E. FERRIS, bootmaker,
<Ki Nasi an street.
TbOOM- lOLET, WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD, FUR
J\ nlibed or unfurnished, on reasons bis terms. Addreei
or apply to S H iTCMCOCR, SI Warron street.
TO LET-TnE THREE STORY HOU?E NO. UF EAST
Twenty third street, brown stone basement, and first
atory wish all modern impro>ements. Rent SfluO. Apply
MACIaRLAN AMERRnT S. ddThird nvann*.
at
TO I.ET. WITH BOARD ?THE FRONT ROOM S*< OND
story 132 Illeecker street ; is lighted with gas and bna
?large pantry. Also, n small room in tka fourth story.
TO MERCHANT TAILORS ?WANTRD, A SITUATION,
by a eeatom outtir, who ban bad 1 lag eiptrUnco la lbs
t win***. C'uu give ihe.best ef rity reference Addrosa-I.,
Catter. Herald ofiloo.
(Ttfi I F.T?IN BOND STREET, A SPLENDID SUIT Of
X rooms, on second floor, unfnra.shod. Also rooms on
third floor and basement to ba bad, if applied far Immedi
ately. Also two splendid parlors an hrst floor to 1st in
De*4 fltmt, B. W. *XggAW> s. W >(??pway,
NEWS BY TJJLEORAPH,
THE DEBATE ON THE NEBRASKA BILL.
Viudiratiou of the Roman Catholics.
rROCRKSS or THE DIES. IT WlSffllflTM.
Melancholy Railroad Accident.
AWFUL DESTRUCTION OF LIFE IN A IBNE.
MOVEMENTS OF EX-PRESIDENT RllMORE,
Ac., Ac., Ac.
From Wublngton.
THE DEBATE ON NKURA3K A?THE NATIONAL DE?W
CRAT8?TI1K EXPECTED DUELS, ETC.
Wasiunguix May 16, 1854.
The ui gcne.v of the opponent* of the Nebraska bill to
speak was well illustrated to-day. by the fact that Mr.
Olda, about two o'clock, could find but two members
prepared to speak?(lidding* and Bennett?out of a list
or some thirty persons who pretend they are desirous of
being heaid. Mr Peckham (hard), of New York, la to
speak to morrow, and state the reasons which influence
him and those ?' hards" who act with him iu their oppo
sition to the bill. It is understood Mr. Cutting will vote
for it.
Mes?rs. Hunt and Craige are still undecided as to which
ofthem was first insulted, and consequently no chal
lenge baa yet passed.
The despatches by the Atlantic have not yet been re
ceived. The Canard atoamer brought no despatchoa for
the State Department.
thirty-third coscrbss.
E1K8T 8R88ION.
Senate.
Washington, May 10,1854.
TIHVATE I AND CLAWS, ETC.
Mr, Pbtiit, (dem.) of Ind., Introduced a bill to asccr
tain and aettlc a olass of private land claims In Indiana.
It was Tt-ad and passed. He also introduced a bill for the
relief of Sylvester M. Oerault, of Indiana, and the same
was passed.
THE AFRICANIZATION OF CUBA.
Mr. Mallorv, (dem.) of Fla., offered the following re
solution :?
Resolved. That the recent aoti and declarations of the
Cuban authorities, in oounection with Spain s past P?lloy
with referonce to that island, are
apprehensions of the government of the Unit?* State* of a
settled design to throw Cuba ultimately into the
its nearo population, and to re fit? there, within a few hours
Pi?il of our own shOTcs, the ecenes of the San Domingo rero
lotion a nsuit which tha United States will deem alike In
consistent with tho progress of tholr prosperity aad the
clFiliation of the age.
Mr. Sumner, (free soil) of Mass., said he objected to the
consideration of the resolution at this time.
Mr. Mai lory said, he did not propose to debate the re
solution. He Wished it to go to the Committee on Fo
reign Relations, and the debate to take place on its re
^ Mr. Sumner insisted on his objection.
RELIGIOUS TOLERATION? DEFENCE OF CATHOLICS.
Mr. Malloht?The morning of yesterday was en
grossed in the discussion of a question which, I presume,
can meer at the hands of this body no practical legisla
tion, and as one of its members, I tliink it necessary to
say a word in relation to that discussion. But for a re
mark of'tbe honorable Senator from North Carolina, (Mr.
BadgerWwhtch will. I think, be productive of misunder
standing, 1-should not deem it my duty to utter a word.
The remerk which 1 allnde to 1 bcc in this morning s
report of yestordey's proceedings. [He then read what
was said after Mr Cass had finished yesterday.] I do
' not know whether the remarks of tho honorable Senator
from North Carolina and the introduction of tho paper
to which he refers, were made ironically or not, or
whether he meant to say no more than that legislation
upon this subject, as presented by tho honorable Sera
tor from Michigan, would be as wist and no wiser, per
hups, than legislation upon the subject presented by the
yoDetor Irom North Carolina himself. Perhaps the
latter was the design. However, sir, as it has been in
troduced into this body it will corminly, unless some ex
planation be mado, give rise to Tromo feeling and some
mini ppre bension. In relation to the Shepherd of the
VaUty, I *pi happy to state here, and I state It because
tt is an act of justice due te over two millions or our cm
?zens that tfyc .ppjicr culled the SKephtrd qf the I alley* U
not an orfltbi 4 mouth-piece, or an exponent of the
opinions,* religions or otherwise, of any Catholic church
or creed in the United States, but that the Bishop of St.
Louis himself has condemned and, in acirculAT letter,,
cautioned the Catholics of his diocess against
its dangerous ultralsm. Therefore, sir, it Is this that I
would say,.that no inference should bo drawn from any
tbing cf tnis nature which appears in that paper against
the constitutional loyalty and fidelity of this Urge body
of our fellow cltixcns. It is the first time In this body
that I have ever hoard, directly or indirectly, tho creed
of any portion of our citizens presented as a matter of
discussion. It is the first time that I hive ever known
any member of this body to feel it necessary to rise and
say a word upon the subject, and I certainly do not wish
or design to do more than to correct any misapprehen
siop which may arise from the remarks of the Senator
from North Carolina. If I thought proper to say more?if I
thought it necessary or proper to enter into a defence of
the Chnrcli?I could Uko my stand here la the Senate or
the United States and fearlessly appeal to the body for the
confirmation of the fact that from the settlement or
the colonies to the present hour, no creed has ever ex
hibited more toleration, more spirit of gentleness and of
conciliation in this country. .1 might, too, appeal to the
that the Catholics of colonial Maryland, having the
conciliation in ?ui? . ?, rr , :r
fact that the Catholic* of colonial Maryland, having the
power to establish religions distinctions, privilege* and
disabilities, refused to exercise it, and set a noble example
of religious toleration. I might appeei to your ships and
ycur armies, and show that g majority of this creed, man
your decks sad fill your ranks. I might bring into re
view ell the departments of civil life, and show them
adorned hy the highest talent and character, taken from
the member* or that creed. And, ?ir, I might show that,
in (electing the chaplain* of your army and navy?filled
o* they are with a majority of Catholics?you have passed
them by, and we have no Catholic chaplain*, sir, for onr
Catholic sailors and soldiers. Sir, in relation to these
denials of sepulture in foreign countries, which the honor
able Senator from Michigan brought to our notice yester
day, I have nothing to any now but that I deplore them;
but do not let us misconceive this matter, nor conceal
from ourselves the fact that at least one large portion of
the Protestant Kpiscopal members of this country, at
this very hour, is refusing the unbapti/.ed their ceremo
nies of sepulture. I might say hero, in relation to the
performance of these ceremonies, to which the Senator
from Michigan alluded yesterday, without fear of contra
diction, that in this countiy, at ttiis moment, the feeling
of the Catholic Church in Uie United States is in oppo
sition to the refusal of these ceremonies. But, sir, 1
have no desire to discuss the subject at all. The only
object which I have in rising, is to say that no inference
against the disioyal'y of there persons should be drawn
from the ultraism of a newspaper whose authority is dis
claimed-by the Bishop of the Ihocess in which it is pub
lished.' * '
,Mr. Bsnr.nt, (whig) of N. C.?I am very sorry to have
made any remaik yesterday, and should he sorry to make
a remark at any time, which would expose the honorabl ?
Senator from Florida to an unpleasant sentiment,
bat I really do not understand for what purpose tho
ijtcnofahle gentleman lias alluded to the subject of the
-remark this morning. The reason why 1 mentioned
it yesterday is, I think, .sufficiently apparent, and if not
seen by every bod^, lb can be at once made manifest. The
Senator from Michigan had made a very able nnd elabo
rate speech. Iffwhich he enforced upon the Senate the
propriety of onr government taking some steps to enforce
I y treaty stipulations with foreign)(WW, the enjoy
ment of unresti Icted religious liberty by our citizens,
when abroad and in the dominions of foreign countries.
I had seen an extract professing to bo quoted from a
Roman Catholic paper, published at St. Louts, and said
to le snder the direction or control of the Bishop
of that dlocess?e?is? perwiunom* ?<ip~riorum?that in
the event of the Roman Catholics obtaining the uni
versal ascendancy in one of the States of the Union,
there would be an end of religious freedom in that
State, because, said the paper, as It was stated ?
?We know that we are right, and we know that
they ate wrong." I know nothing of the relations sub
sisting between the Bishop of tho diocesa and the editor
of the paper, except the general inference wTiich J drew
that the subordinates of the Roman Catholic Ctanreh are
not apt to promulgate sentiments which do not meet the
approbation of their chiefs and luperinrs; but I thought
it very appropriate to call the attention of the Senate
and of the countiy to tho faet that tliis ptopositlon had
been openly announsed?if the quotation which I saw
had t een correctly made from the paper?as a result of
the ascendancy of that particular denomination of Chris
tians In one of the States of the Union, and to call at
tention to this remarkable fact, that this gorernment
iiss no poweT or control over the subject of reli
gions proscription in any of the States of the Union;
I that a State lias a right to eatabl'th any amount of re
I ligious intolerance it pleases, to prescribe what religious
test* it pleases; to make all right* dependent upon the
possession of a religious faith; and consequently, that If
the negotiations which the Senator from Michigan sag
1 geslert, were opened, we should be met with this dif- ?
Acuity;?We propose to s foieign stele by treaty
, to secure religious freedom to our citizens
| visiting the territories of that foreign - State.
The question proposed to us is, can you secure to us re
' ligious freedom, in visiting any of the States 6f the
, Union t The answer is we csnnot, it is a subject de
E indent upon State legislation, and *o for as are we from
elng able to secure such religious freedom to y'onr sub
! jecta upon coming here, we cannot secure It to our own
I eltueps it homo, If ? particular State, t? any lustanc -
should think proper to refuse it , u/i-J Uerefeee, wlW
it were in the power of tltf governing to *<hrpl*om*
measure* for enforcing at hone what they ask t" he en
forced abroad, we should be pitted iu tDriiUuetlew of
those who demand from others that for wMah we could
give them no equivalent. Tl.at ie all, ?ir * ^
never entered into my head, to suppose thsrtl shuuM
pronounce a neceeeity for vindicating etther the
i.-ni, or gallantry, or uprtghtneee of war Roman Catholic
fellow citizen!, of which 1 nenr had a doubt. .
Mr. Mai loiv?1 know that the Senator from North
Caiolina entertains the kindest a'Pnp to".a1^th.!
Chriattau creed*. But, air, 1 trust lie wirt recllecfthat
when an honorable gentleman of hi* experience and! po
aitlun rises in thia body, and call* public attention ttran
iutelernnt and unworthy article, from an isolated paper
upon thia subject, and then draw* the inference from it
that legislation of the character indlcated imar be jurf
and necessary, it crealea an impression thnt auch a
contingency aa a Catholic legal supremacy may be appre
hended.
Mr Manneii?Well, nay it not 7 , . .
Mr Maicoky?Ko. err When he doea that, h? doe* by
implication chaige thia particular '"/"ii li
which I know he doc a not design to charge, anJ it taw
rebut any auch presunqtton of dlidoyalty fromaa
thorired and isolated artiale that I have deemed id noces
**Mr11)AnsnR-? 1 h>e s the honorable Senator know that it
ia repudiated by the Ohurah Its* If ^ ,
Mr Mau-OUV?1 have not seen tins repudiating eircu
l?r but I understand from authority, which 1 cannot
pos'sibl? doubt, that it hae been.
Mr. liiit.EK?I im fflid to hear of 11
tum yfcrOBO 1Kb AN K. LA KB BILL
WMrUBi?n? (dem ) of S. C . spoke an hour in defence
of the veto contending that the bill waa unconatitwhon
al, bw:au?e it dill not fall within any
uuriaiea for which the constitution placed the public
tmida in truat at the disposal ef Congress.
Mr 1 RoWK, (dem) of Mia* . pel the floor.
Mr Ill'MBB detn ) of Vh . hoped the bill would b^poet
polled untitUemorrow, an l the Indian Appropriation
'' Mi? Ukoyi a said he waa witling to go on now or to
"mThi iitB moved to poatpona until to morrow. Some
deUte t.rok l h.ce, and upon taking the question no
qiVrU Wmw (dem ) of Cel., moved an adjournment.
Mr! SiiiiKix, (dem ) of La., asked for the yeaaandnaya
?nMr'^?-A. it U early, and aa the responsibility
of making a motion to adjourn i* Bought to ho P1*??* ??
thejournal against mo 1 am somewhat ft ghtcned, aad,
therefore, withdraw the motion. (Laughter.)
A second vote waa taken on the poatiainement, and re
suited?ay en, l?. nays, 20. No quorum.
Mr. Weuek?1 wore wo adjourn. Agreed to.
House oi Heprt sentatlwes.
Washington, May 16, 1864.
Ihe House went into Committee of tho Whole on the
State of the Union, on
NEBRASKA BILL.
Mr. MaxwXH; (dem.) of FU., having the Door, gave
W Mr?HcsT, (dem.) of Ia., who wished to correct a
statement. He said the statement in the Glo'jt in respect
to'what occurred yesterday, ia untrue, as far as his
knowledge went, and as far as he was informed by his
friends; and that the statements he had read intheothor
i at <yrs were substontiaiiy true.
Mr. Crakie, (dem.) of N. C.-lf the allusion of tho
gentleman is to anything I said, I have to observe my
remarks arc substantially reported In the Globe. What
he said I did not hear distinctly, and therefore I do not
ssfflssssfitt: aw-VArM
lb. .l?i??t?
fnisko nnd tho brand in still hissing.
Mr CRAiOt?The gentleman canuotitrut Into a jcra;po
nnd snesi out of it in that way. [Criss of "Order!
?rMrr Haven (whig) of N. Y., said Mr. Cook had been
suddenK called away, and had left with him some re
marks whi h he wished, by permission of the nouse,
*iE*Wa?? (dem.) of N Y.-By all means 1 hop. all
hia friends will follow his example. (Laughter.)
Mr MaxwKli. resumed tho floor. lie left it o
country to determine whether or not tho NMot
mentaof the minority were factious, lie trusted that
hen after as herotofi re, their effort* to distract lc.Mvla
| tl'n,8nd to mislead the people -oublprovoabortlve^
He advocated the Nebraska bill, and the repeal of t he
Missouri Comnromise. He apprehended none of the
iloi.Liers w hich others fear from the passage of this mca
^re- 'for where the right is, there will public oonvic
" Mr" MA^w'Ydeno'ofMe., said?Tlic compromise of
18 )<t is far more objectionable to the North than that o.
mo is fo tbe South. If it is the object of the friend, of
iiii> i,iii to ronea! h!1 compromises relative to Hlaverjr, it
i IT? to repeal tho former as well as comoro
dT!i f^he eo^tUuUon The question is, whether tho
wood faith of tl.e nation shall be maintained, or whether
ft shall lc tiampled on. lie was not opposed to or**"1*'
ing Territorial governmsnts for those Territories, but'was
against the bill in Its present shape. His objection re
fated almost exclusively to the clause propos e, to re?
teal the Missouri compromise, eoncelving that this
Would plunge us into another sUvery agitation.
y, f. iwhig) of N. Y., said the voice of his im
mediate constituents came to him in tones deep and ma
brokf n, like the cataract on their borders^ ewrnestly re
monat rating aud protesting against the repeal of the Mts
sourt compromise, snd enjolnfog on h.m the ???ft * ?
were In perfect accordance with those of his constituents
He gave his reasons for opposing tho bill. .. .
Mr GirDiHue, (abolition) of Ohio, hailed the discussion
of this important question with interest, emotion and
jov. To those who intHiduc^ It he tendered hUhumbl (
V?.i thanks Thov bad done more to agitate the ,
question of humanity in'one weekthan he had In twenty |
ypats lie was not connected with either or tno two po
iitfcai parties. He rejoiced that lh? old Imum were Mib- ,
ESthe landmarks which distinguished whig* and
democrats growing fainter. The time has arrived for ho
lovers of their race, the patriots and statesmen of the
lnr d ta Stand up boldly lo brand the fraltors who *ouM
over 'throw the constitution, ??d send7ta?
Cuba to prevent the progress of freedom. Be would stay
here as long as liccouH, and say nothing but nay, to
thwart the will of those who design treason to oar go.
vernmont snd hurranity. Ho drew a
tors of slavery, and said whoever voted for this bib1 woul t
bc"p to perpetuate them. For the sake of argnment he
would take the principle of nonintervention by J-ongr - .
and with thia hfi would make the Territofjee the battle
"id Carry your arms in your h.nds-Congres, ahall
not interfere , and carry a surplus for the 'lev?s w!do
ss&
fions to the hill, and when his hour expired, said he ha
merclv touched on a few of his polntL . . .
Mr \TriiiHT. (dem.) of Miss., said tliat It was not to b
expected that any man holding a seat on that floor from
hKte would so far forget himself as to reply to the
gen?em?^nf^m^OhlO| ^ ^ best argument you ever made
(Whig,) ofTenn., got the floor,'when the
committee rose, and the House kdjourned.
Fatal Railroad Accidents
Bcitalo, May 16, 18o4.
The train on the Central Hmllroad, which left Albany
at 10>? o'clock lest night, ran into a freight car on the
track, a mile and a half from thia city, smashing the
locomotives snd some of 'he cars Several persons were
hurt, and one Ii h hman killed, both his legs being broken
and terribly mangled.
The locomotive?the I'ean Richmond?three pn?
senger cars and one baggage ear. are a complete n reck
James Lainsbury, of Irving, had both hjs legs broken
and the lower part of bis body terribly mangled. II ?
cannot survive.
B. W. GifTord, of Rochester, had a leg broken
James Burtmcn, the engineer, arm smashed
lira. Iwich. of Rochester, badly cut on the head and
face.
No New Yorkers or. Albanians wero seriously hurt
Several paseengcra were mors or 1-ss bruise J.
1 he cause of the accident was that m"n employed
making up the twelve o'clock freight train, left the , ar'
<.n the main traek, and they were not seen by the Kn
gincer of the train until too late to stop the engine.
Terrible Calamity.
DBKADFt'L COAL MINE EXPLOSION?NINETEEN LIVES
LOST?CONTRACT FOR LOCOMOTIVE?.
^ Baltimore, May 16, 18M.
A terrible explosion o^urred at English coal pit, four
teen miles from Richmond, Virginia, yesterday. Twenty
men were in the pit at the time, all of whom "were killed
but one, who was taken up dreadfully injured. The pit
was over 600 feet deep, snd several explosions had oc
i-uived heretofore. The accident was caused by leaks
from old damps. The bodies of the unfortunate men
were terribly mutilated.
| The Jackson and Vlcksburg Railroad Company con
clnded a contract to day, with Is nmead A -on, for the
construction of eighteen locomotives.
.Movements of Kx-FresMewt Fillmore.
BIN DKPAHTL'RK FROM LALT1MORK.
? Balttmorr, May 16, 1864
Ex President Fillmore left here for Philadelphia thia
morning. He had a grand eaeort to the cara. the pro
cession consisting of live military companies, tho Mayor,
City Council, and other authorities. Flags wore display
ed throughout the route, and he was greeted with cheers
as he parsed through the city. He left in the 11 o'clock
train, and isaccompanic 1 to Wilmington by the City
Council, the committee of reception,-and the M'.numen
Sal Rifles and their bard.
MR. FILLMORE AT FIHLAPELrHI A.
I'iulaoki.fhia, May 16. 18M.
Mr. Fillmorn arrived at the Baltimore Railroad depot
in tbia city, about 4 o'clock this afternoon, and was met
by a committee of citiiens, including Mayor Oilnin. and
wss e eorted to the Girard House, where he partook of
- ii ?e? with the committee. He has been receiving citi
>- us thia svcRiag. tad leaves for New York la the mom
' ??
Fire ?t PlifladrlphJa.
Pno-iWBJ'HiA, M'.vy 16, IAM
The steiiiwfeg Chrroistogaii waa !>,idly deranged by fire
at Queen street wharf bet night The tire is suppo ted
to have cnughf from the furnace The boat belong* to
A B. Cooley.
Highly hqwrtant ny Mexico.
The British mail steamship Deo, fm? Tampico and
Vera Cruz, arrived at Havana en the Mil instant. Fe
have received the following important information fitpaa
Mexico:?
Crrr or Maxico, May 3, 1864.
Critical Petition of Santa Ann#?Revolution r?Queretaro
?The Northern Bbundary Survey, dtx.
1 he position of his Serene Highness the President of
the republic, is critical in tbe extreme.
Supposing he had sncceeded in driving Alvarez out of
his mountain fastnesses near Acapulco, Santa Anno had
nearly fallen into the enarc laid for him by Alvarez, who,
by a stratagous manoeuvre, las placed himself between
the capital, (Mexico,)and the forces of Santa Anna, whose
supplies are thns entirely cut elf, and his min are fast
becoming victims to the ellecU of want and tho olimate
it is also known to tbe got ersiijeut thai Alvaror. had
captured upwards of four hundred inuloa laden with bag
gage and provisions for the use of the forces under Santa
Anna.
Queretnroia In a state of revolution, aul it i? impos
sible not to foresee that thid capital is about to follow in
the Fame wake.
The arrival of I.ieut. John 0. Parke, of the If. S army,
ami escort, at Tumis, department of Skinora, on the 20th
February, was officially known ra the city of Mexico on
the 2ttli ult. lie will traie the northern boundary, or,
rather, limits ami bounds, between the two countries.
Anniversary of the Krw York M. B. Con
firrnrr. %
The annual acrmon before this body was preached
yesterday morning, at tdeten o'clock, in the Jane street
Methodist Episcopal church, by the Kev. Dr. Holdick.
The reverend gentleman chose as his text the forty
seventh chapter of Kzekiel, the sixth to the ninth verses,
inclusive.
The anniversary exercises were held in the evening, at
the same place. Biahop Scott presided.
After the uanal exercises the annual report was read.
No statistioa are given, but it appears that on the whole
the affairs of tho association are in a prosperous condi
tion.
Kev. Dr. Neely, Rev. Dr. Durbin and Dr. Wiley fol
lowed, In brief and appropriate addresses.
Rev. Mr. Hagany delivered an aloquent address upon
the subject of missions and missionary enterprise. He
referred to the second prophecy, whic ? distinctly pre
dicted tho f uture triumph of the gospel and the realiza
tion of the lnellenlum. But that time had not come.
Had the time come when the nations should not
lift hostile hands against each other? Not The
history of the bloody wars which had lately afflic
ted the world was a sufficient answer to the ques
tion. The conversion of this world was not to be ac
complished by tho simple sld of the gospel alone. He
did not menu to say that tho goaju 1 was nut the great
instrumentality in Its conversion, but ho would say
that if we depend alone on the gradual advance of gospel
truth, he Bbould despair?not entirely despair?but still
he porauaded that tho time would ho much lengthened
until the final triumph of (he gospel. Tho gospel had
now been In the world eighteen hundred years. It was
tr. e that it sprung into notice in Jerusalem, and in
stantly spread throughout 1'aleBtine, and thenco spread
North, South, Fast and Wo it. In tho course of threo
hundred years it brought the whole Roman empire to
the foot of the cross, lie grantod that it should bo taken
into account that miracles were wrought at the early
time, and attended tho gospel at every step throughout
that period. But what occurred afterwards? After
the yur one thousand of tho Christian era, Mahomme
daoibin had covered half tho globe. From that period,
Mnlu medanism ruled the day, and from the year 1300,
Chiiatirnity was neglected. But there were political
canrcs which were id action. Then, at tliat corrupt
period Luther arose, and effectod a sudden reforma
tion. But to what should wo ascribe that reformation*
Certainly not to I.uther alono; but political reasons were
at work on the subject. The principal cause that led to
the complete success of Protestantism was aicribahle to
nutural means in a great m< asuro. In England, the las
civh.ua propensities of Henry VIII. was the principal
came ami Duke Frederic, in Germany, took an active
pait also in tl.e establishment, of the basis of a pure ro
ligirn. The speaker detailed the progress of the Chris
tian Church from year to year, and the meeting finally
adjourned, after a short session.
Court, of General Session*.
Before Judge Heebc.
Mat 10.?Srllin/i Liquor Without License.?Sylvester
B nnett was fined $.">0 for telling liquor without license,
at 71 Uamersley street.
Indecent AteauU.?Htnrj Foyce waa then placed at the
bar, charged with having committed an indecent nsiauit
u|on the person of a Tittle girl teTen years of age,
named Kotanna Iteanlon. who was sent to purchase soino
goods at the store of the defendant, and while there, It
was alleged, be committed tho diabolical deed. After
examination of witnesses, the case was submitted under
the charge of the Court, and the jury rendered a verdict
of guilty of an indecent assault.
Charge Patting Coun'trfcit Bill: ? rhllip McArdlo
was placed at the bar, charged with In ring In hi* pos
session, with intention to i-ass, several counterfeit bills _
en the Cranston Bank, Rhode Island. Tho bills were'
worked from a plate that had been stolen from the bank,
and from which no bills had been taken for the bank
since lS4d.
' BhillpTassmore, druggist, of Grand street, deposed
I that on the evening of March 21st the prisoner passed
I upon him a $10 bill on the Cranston llsnk, I!. I., which
| proved to be a counterfeit. The counterfet t bill was here
I produced by Mr. Blunt, and Identified by the witness as
i the one offered by the prisoner.
| Mr. Jacobs also testified that he received one of the
I san:e counterfeits, namely, a $10 bill on the Cranston
! Bank of Rhode Island
i officer Elder, attached to the Second district police
: statii n house, at Jefferson market, deposed tl at he pro
| coeded. on the day of the arrest of the prisoner, to a
I house in Fifty-fourth street, between Fourth and Lex
; ingion avenue*, with * posse of men; they surrounded
; tho house abont one o'clock in the morning, and upon
entering discovered the prisoner, threo wom?n'named Mary
' Murphy and Bridget Oak*, and Ella* Flynn: witness ar
rested the prisoner, and tcld him to show him what he
\ hid in his pocket book: tho prisoner took
, some MU? out of his pocket and thrust them
into the stove, where they were half burned:
tonnd a spade, trowels, some tea, coffee an 1 sugar In one
| cf thi rooms; searched a parlor aril found a large qusn
, tity of money; about $400 in different packages; this
( money was good: witnesses' party arrested four females
and two males, and. conveyed them to Jefferson Market;
I Eliza Flynn sai l the house belonged to her.
i Charles E. Keeler denoted that his nlacc of busiaese
waa Jilt Third avenue; bad a bill passed at his store by
ihe prisoner he thought, 011 Monday evening. the JOtli
of Match: witness gave him for the bill a leveller and a
trowel, ami good money in change. [Witness here identi
fied the bill |ueee.l upon him ]
lieutenant I>unn. of the Twentieth wanl police, teati
fied that he was in company with officer Elder when the
arrests were made; witness corroborated the testimony
of iflleer Klder as to the attempt of McArdei to burn the
bills, piece* of which, as it afterwards turned out, were
fragments of the counterfeit billa on the Cranston Bank.
Here the case was rested for the prosecution.
No w Ureases being brought upon the sund for the
p-csecuiion, Judge Seebe then procecdcil to charge the
jury at si me length.
Ihe jury in th> caae, i fter retiring to their room for
Oelilu talien, returned to the Court in about two minutes,
and rendered a verdict of "fiuilty of forgery in the aeeond
degree. ' Remanded for tentonre ant.I T riday morning
nt\t.
Cvriiary ?Hugh Criatv wa? '.lien pUeed at the bar.
charged with ha* ing. on the night of the tlth of May,
entered the dwelling house of Mr. Bortorf, No. 104 Perry
street. Tl a gratiir of the area way was removed ?o a?
to admit the entrance of the burglars, /bout fifteen
dolhirs north of pnjerty wai removed from Iti preper
pla^e. The eTidencc not ?u?taiaing the charge of bur
glary. tb" Jury rendered a verdict of an "Attempt at
giand larcery.' The Court then gentenced him to one
jear'a cumin- ment in the penitentiary.
S-vt'w-foj' Captain Ihiftlt.?Captain Thiatle, convicted
some time since of firing a loaded gun at Iteputy Sheriff
Folfom, waa. after receiving a severe reprimand, fined
two hundred and fifty dollar* for the offence.
I'.'inffO .slvnnSkot.?Joshua Jackson, colored, pleaded
srniltj to having assaulted a C'diWtd man. of whom he
waa quite jeeloue, having found him In his house alone
with his wife: and while there it appeared that the
frison'r drew out a slung shot and attempted to strike
im in the head with It. The Court sentenced him to
one yen a imprisonment in the State ] rison. under the
special statute. ?
J'tlU /.areeny ?William Mitchell and Kdward Long
were tried and convicted of sfaling several boxes of
segars from the saloon rf John Taylor. Broadway, valued
at 140. The jurv convicted them of petit larceny only,
and recommended Mitchell to the mercy Of the Conrt
The latter wa? eenienrod to four months, and the form'r
to six months' confinement In the penitentiary.
Keeping a [Htcn'n-ly Houtt.?John Hudson was fined
(ICO aud sentenr ?? thirty daya' confinement in the
citvqirison for 1 . g a disorderly housi .
The court then m ."urned for the ilay.
The American* in tiie Baltic.?Word hue been
received di.ectly from the American vesael* in the
Baltic, about the aafety of which there waa some alarm.
i * tl,?y wire uppoeed to he in daagrr from the tire eat
ing Napier and his prise loving crew. The Boston Journal
give* tni? account of thw vessels ?
A private letter receded in this city, dated r?t. Teter*.
burg. April20, says; "The shipStrclna. of Boston, Capt
leach, from New Orleana for ('ronstadt. arrived at Fort
Baltic April 14. Phe was boarded in the Baltic by two
British ship* of war, and questioned as to cargo. *'
Her pap?ui were examined, and she was then permitted
to proceed on her voyawe."' The same letter sags, there
was no probability of Cronstadt being opened ny the Ice
before the Ihth or lSth of May. It waa feared that
vessels in Russian porta would not he allowed by the
British to take away cargoea of any kind.
Obituary*
THE LATE JAMES MONTGOMERY, TItK POET.
It has already been stated ia the IIkba.d that Jamei
Montgomery, the poet, died quite suddenly on the 30th
_ lilt . at hla residence in Sheffield, England, In the eighty
third year of his age. Montgomery is admitted by all
the critics to hate been at the head of the religious
poetr of hie age. Since the bard of Oluoy, no one sur
passed him in purity of sentiment or fervor of devotion.
For balf a century he bad been slowly and constantly
increasing in the popular favor, and Liis reputation
before his death acquired a compass and a solidity
which forbid all thought of its decay, of the throirg of
competitors among whom he won his laurels, Crabbe,
Byron, Scott, Sontbay, Coleridge, Werdanortu, Camp
hell, Moore, and Wfleon, went before him into the re
gita of the inknown-r and now only Rogers, of all that
illustrious company of men of genius. Is permitted to
linger at the gates of the future and listen to the ap
plauses of posterity, ,
Jaises Montgomery wtm the eldest son ef a Moravian
clergyman, and was born at Irvine, in Scotland, on the
fourtbof November, 1771. Ills parents determined to
educate him for the liiinintpy, and at a very earl., age
placed him in one of the-aeminartos of their church,
where he-remained ten ye sa At the end of this period
he decided not to atudy the profession to which he hud
been destined, and was in sonscquenoe, place I with u
shopkeeper in Yorkshire. lit satisfied with his new em
p!o\ nicnt. however, he abandoned it after a few months,
and, when but aixtsvn years ef age, inado his first np
I earunre in lx>ndon, with a manuscript volume of
poems, of which he vainly endeavored to procure the
publication.
In 1792 being then about twenty one yearn ot agu, he j
wmt to Sheffield, wt re bo wan soon alter eng.?-M a* ? I
writer for the Reyiticr, a week* gaxette, publish? .1 by
Mr Coles, a bookseller, ami ilather, we boUeve, of
the present editor of the Natvmal IntelUgrner; au?l. in
1794, on tl.o flight of hie employer from England, to avoid
a political prosecution, lie himself became publisher and
editor and changing the name of the paper to the h u,
tonductcd it with much taste, ability, and moderation.
It wn* Htiil. however, obuoxloua to the governmont, ana
Mr. Montgomery wa? proeecuted for printing Ln it u Hoag
comuiemoiatlvo of the destruction of the BaitUe, llued
twentv pounds,and imprisoned three months iu \ork
1 Castle On resuming hit editorial duties, he carefully
avoided oiirtisan pollllcs, but after a short period ha was
arrested for an blfensivo passage in an account which lie
cave of a riot in Sheffield, and again imprisoned. It was
during hla accond conflnen ent that he wrote "Prison
Amusements," which appeared In 1.97. In has preface
to the first edition, he says, 'These pieces were timpoa
ed in bitter moments, amid the horrors of a jail, under
the pressure of sickness. They were the transcripts ot
melancholy feelings?the warm effusions of a Needing
heart The writer amused his imagination with attii ing
his sorrows in verse, that, under the romantic appear
ance of fiction, he might sometimes forget that his mis
f?Mr 'Montgomery returned,to his printing office with a
strong determination, '' corns wind or sun, come fire or
water, to do what was right," conduced his paper, aul
his taste, judgment and integrity gradually overcame the
prejudices which the course of ills predecessor, much
more 11.an anything he had himself uT tten Uad creuted
against it. Referring to this period of his life, ho tells
us in the Inst edition of his works, that l;o had foolishly
sacrificed nil of his friends, connection*, and'
iu life, and thrown blmscU headlong into the world, w.th
the sole view of acquiring poetic laurels.
In tho retirement of Vuluecl., among the Moravian breth
ren bv whom I had beta cduoaMd. lio continues, I was
nta'rlv ae Ignorant of the world an d Its every dsv vooeern",
? ]j,? -old iibh*u swimmiDg a^out in the glaM globe on the
?d?U 1 before "are of what we are. do n? around tuem;
ind when I took the rMb ?Uu ofruiir.ing iuto i the ?1
?... noirly as little prepared for the bntine?a of general life as
the*wottfdbe to take a part in onr proceedings, were they
to leap out of their elenieut. The experUuoe ot ?ouictuliut
whoilVuafl't by"f?ellm*(1 lasts, hab'tf J "bodily 'const Itw
SoS ' TbV. V ''St ill Sheffield, with all my hope.
1 licbted like the loaves nud hlossoma of a promnture ?pr?'*:
wa. yet life, hut it was perverse uunatpral
life in my mind; nad the renown which I found to he un
attiinoblV at "hot time, by legitimate wastry. I resolved
?0 (eoure ty such means as made niauy of my contompora_
tie. notoifeus 1 wrote verse, in the doggerel strain of
l'cter Pindar, and troce sum. times in imitation of Fielding
and Stnillet. a'.J eccasionelly in the itrange stylelot the
tli"man ids v- sud rnn ances then in rogue EUart alter
effort failed! A rrovidtnee of dlsart ittiocnt shut en ,y
dror In my fave. by w' ieh I at cmptej t) f <f t my way to a
dishoroi al 1e r*u e 1 'hue happily saved from appear
inp as the author i f works which, ae this hour, I saould have
been ashamed to acknowledge. ^lsh'ait medal lenati with
ill sucoet 1 gave Uiyselt up fe led- ... sud apathy ana
heavy pecuniary obligation*, and gradual y. thonghM wly,
to liquidate the in. . . , . u<?
About the year 1803 Le began to write la h.< hatter
vein of Bcrioofce lud a lyric which ho publHUou
under a mm deplume In The Irit, received suchiBhIJ
i rcti d si Flaunt s that he from that period abjured his
former eccentricities, Cue lay nfier another, in the
'? reformed spirit," appeared in the two foltowlng years,
end he collected the series into a volume, which was
printed under the title of ?? TheOceen, andotherl oems,
'"in 1798. the independence of Switzerland had been vir
tually destroyed bv Prance, though till 1803 the can tons
werc'ncminahy allowed to exercise home Jurisdiction.
In the b< ginning of the last mentioned year Napoleon
abolished the government, and declared that the cantons
must In future be the open frontier or 1 ranee, tin the
te-irntcenth of February thi? circumstance was thus re
corded by Mr Montgomery, in the 'rir.?
The hear t of Switzerland it broken, and liberty had b?ia
driver from tfccoulj sanctuary which she bad f.und in the
Matin.? But lie ut conquired, the nnconqnersMeoff
spring cf Tell, disdaining tf die sixvt. in the land where
they were burn free, are emigrating tv Atneri a. There tn
acme region remote and reuiantie, where solitnoe bae nover
Icen the face <d man ncr riisnce k? ..startled >y hi. voice
since the honr of irealioa. may the lilcstrlooi ashesillad
snother Switzerland snother lonntry rendered dear to them
bv the presence , f ll'er y. liiittvrn there, amidst monn
tains no re awful, at-d forests ivre sombre th vn his own
when the eel ats of ll.c wilderness shall he s a aliened by the
enchantment of that sone which no Swiss in a forsign
clime ever hears wlthoat fondly re-alliag the land ot his
natdvity and w.eping with aff.ctlon how will the,heart of
the exile le wrung with heme siektcss and oh what,
sickness of heart mm ? that le. which ar.ses. not Ir-m hone
delerred." lu: frtm hope ex'lr guisbed -jet remembered.
A friend, on reading this paragraph, ? ggested to the
author that It was a fine subject for a poem; and with
the intention Ot composing a ballad in th" style and of
11 o length of tl-e w?ll known fragmentary canto ot ? Tho
Prim ot Orders t.rav." he immediately eommence . what
grew under bis hands ta be The Wanderer of FwUxer
lard" In tl.e yeni iiftor its publication, whfn it had
leeched a third'editi- n. it was violently attacked in one
of thofe fir art but flmlb w crlticlfmi which K*VP noto^
rloty to the earlier numbers of the Bdiulurfl A'vieio. it
was"still, howver. ?uccessCul*, and twenty eight years
afterwaid the R'uinn confesses, against IU prophecy,
that our poet hs< taken a place among the class es of
the Pritirh na1i< n.
His nevt work was The TV.st Indies." which appear
(din 1801'. and we s designed as a memorial <>f the then
recent abolition bv the British government of th? slave
tredr. It was foli< wed. In 1812, by ' The World Btfore
the Flood," in four cantos, suggested by en allu?ion in
l sradlie lost to the translation of l.no h. This Is one of
his most popular works, and has mr.ny pe.of quiet.
reflective beauty. "(.reenUnd ' appc-vre" In 181? ? '
sub cct was well suited to his powers end habits of fe. 1
in,'" In the region of eternal snows to win h the pious
Moravians l ore tho gospel, nature was grand beautlfuP
aid leculiar; sanal with the j??), th" fsitli. ar. 1 the
b< rel*n ' f tke n ? ' I. r'<-. th.e joet nad a perfect svm
i.U.N I !.#? *4 ll-.c World th^viflod.
saei s of ? t script ion and reflection wh: -h would add to
the fan e ef the giealeat of bards, an \ in unity and com
iJetr ness it is elit erie>r to any ol hi- other wori s. In lay.,
be i ebb bed I.U " aoDgs of Zlon. By many earlier
re. i t ofasimd.ark nd.be l ao shown tha he possesa
ed in an eminent degree all the qualliie? Ol a lyrical
net. ir.., he r.ow took Ids place usiiwesurnf
son" on the ssm? i leiatb n with Watts and Cowper. His
wir.or r? <ir.? will, hereafter, l<e most frequently load,
ai;d n o?t generally admired. They have the antique
- n i die it v ? f pions Vet rye Withers, and .? natural, unuf
f(C'cd ea'rr-estnew , ined to a |ure and poe-.tcal
width will sect.ie to them ? permanent place n hnghsn
Mi" Montgomery had little dramatic power and little
?kill in rsnatlve. Hia longest and most elshorate worts,
tle.utli they conts'n beautiful and touching tceiugnis
? - _ _ j1 . nltlsn fi r wrgdg. mIDllt^*
IJ CfVL'tl ?*?? > U o _
and des riptlocs, di-'inguished nl ke for grace. J"1" {*
n- ss srd kdelitv. are wdhout plot and are deffi ent In
incident. His little songs and csbtnat > -ef. h" _ ?
ate almost perfect in their way ami v ?r > ?j
sre full of devotion to the frsator ey mpathv wltn ani
ing humanity, and a cheerful and hot' P I ,. ^ j
In 1827 he gave to the world ???the ?w-? \
Sft'ASS ?
"?'.jk; Noi'-r-vt-'-V;,<?>'? >? rMi,h^ '?
in-- ' a r'ett ;s Portfolio or Minor poems, ' containing.
1Mb, A Poet a face, ' misoelianeo is and
a. hestate. mcalestly ir^hiM r^rc ^ ^ Wn ro!,
fugitiveipi<t-c . during a period wh?n no recollec
eoqngon .U lar.d^duri^ ^ ^ ^ V) a, ,>I?lpt
n \L K- nr Mfi tfco How ' A Story without
(nfAt#r tl t.|#r?0 in this volume ibtt that
I t-'.eJ>.%v*hia t-tcaption of the tea .tlful. ids i n-ere
II - , - \h. ?>.- ?- ticai ev.re
I had t}?; 1*""' "'h ,>r "rl,,',io? thrP*
I *' v,' NlVntci nr.'ry rondue'ed 7h Irit until 182.*.*nd
1 in h , r'tdcir' nt fo m the edit, rial profcrion which
ie! ?| adorned ty his > nlfoim courtesy a? well as by
liit ir-' gi ity and bit ability, hi* friends gave him s pub
Uo din.Tr .t Sheffield, at which Urd Hilton piea ded^
In rrr.Iy tn a cowpliBicinary a
tpeech. in which 1 e reviewed with his customary mo
deeiv ids literary career. . . _ . ,w.
The last woik which the venerable poet K?T* 40 ^
world waa a collocUon of original hymns ror P''^I,c Pri'
vate and social devotion. r-thli?h'd in Undon in 1863
and within a few weeks reprinted In iMaeitv. Hewrote
several works in prose, the most ImporUnt of whichU
lectures on general llteratnre, poetry, fcc_, vrilh. n reUo
spect of llterntwre, and a view ef "!?**?
tuie. These lecinres were delivered In 1890-13. Tn y
bare much grsce and refinement, but art scarcely
parable for insight and power with the orlUcUm* of
Ha/litt. Campbell, and others who hare discussed the
name aubjecta. .. . . .. ?_
With the religion* of nearly all denomination# m U"jJ
couutry, Montgomery ha? been a itaudtrJ *
it U believed that more editions of hU workj hare beeo
tirinted here than have appeared of anj other author
eicept Uyrcn, Moore, and Pollock. Pollock w?? o?JJ
religious poet who seemed for a moment to
him in popularity; but the author of *The Course or
Time" i? already forgotten, having illuatrated the
lv saving of going up like a rocket and coming down Ilk*
ft stick. . . . ...
Mr. Montgomery had for several years enjoyela lite
rs r* pension ef ?160 a year He died quite suddenly, fti
ban already been stated in the Hnuu>, at his re*ideas*
in .Sheffield, on the 30th of April, in the b3d jreir of his
age.
The Albany Ksguter announces the death of Bxnjaki*
Maui is, of Charlton, Born toga county, on the fit'. instant,
aged 92. Ho was in active service during the revolution.
His futber was a resident on Long Maud, and was com
pelted to flee to the other side of the Sound when the
British tool, |tonies?ion of the island, and to suffer tha
loss of valuable property.
The Commissioners of Emtgrstloo.
TO TUE EP1TOR Ol" TUT. HERALD.
Ni? Yors, May 15, 1864.
bur?In your article yesterday healed " The Commis
sioners of Emigration and the Health of the City, aomo
very unjuat allusions are mode to the gentlemen com
posisg that body. Isstead of meeting " seme three or
four time* ? year In a comfortable office, far away from
the receiving house to examine into the account# ho.,"
the Board, since its formation in 1847, has held weekly
meetings, or fifty-two In a year, (iustaad of three or
four,) and always in their office in the now City Hal
building in the rark, which was connected with the of
tice where all applications from the emigrants were r#
eetved, and connected therewith by two entrance#, and
? utered from without sn one side through that olfto^
antil driven out by the (ire in last January, and com
pelled to bold their weekly meeting away from the re
ceiving office. ... .. r ? .
Iu addition thereto the chairman of the Ward s Island
committee (which is composed of six of the members of
the Board.) visits the Refuge and hospitals on Ward a
Island (some six miles distance from the city,) once and
frequently twice every week, and inspects the condition of
the institutions, the quality of the supplies, 4rc.
The Commissioners are reouired by law to hate offices
in which to receive all applications for relief, informci.
tiou and aid of aueli emigrants as mav become sick after
bat ing pifssod the inspection of the health officer of tha
port, and having landed in this city, and, in fact, to
provide for nil emigrants who aro unable toaupport
themselves within live years after their arrival. The
same officers required to carry on llie husiuess or re
lieving the destitute emigrants are sis? roqulred ta
transact such business oh the Commissioners may hava
with the merehnnts engaged In the trade of bringing
emigrants, and therefore the Commissioners arc com
pclled to locate their offices ao as to he accessible from
*1 1 'or"" t h ere* ^reason# tliey selected the schoolhouse in
Franklin street as a retired place, where "the eye wouU
not le offended and the heart not sickened, and were
determined to keep nil such emigrants us might applyh
them, (shite waiting for relief,) inside the building,
(but Ire two entire floors set apart for their acoommoda
Hon.) and not to permit them to congregate about ths
dcors and on the sidewalk. , ., ,, .
?Hie clerk, who died a short time since in the discharge
of his dutv, did not fall "a victim to disease contracted
from emigrants," hut died from the effect# of a, eolJI pro
duced liom the dampness of the offices in the old build
ing which the Commissioners were forced to occupy,
although without nnv roof and entirely untenantable,
while seeking out another location, which they found,
but aro not yet permitted to carry on their business m.
The Commissioners slwsys considered that they were
using their utmost exertions, wltli some success, to pn
vent the spread of pestilence and disease throughout tha
city, bv Immediately removing all case* of wckMM
c oming'under their charge, on being notified thofeof,
with us much despatch as possible, to the Marine Hospr
pilal at Staton Island. In the fee: of all suolh artf
ssciHiring exertions, without any fee or rcwaird, I? ?
tainlv very unfair that the moat unjust imputation#
should be cast upon them.
Iu reference to the-decision of Judge Palv, sustaining
in a measure the injunction of Judge Ingraham, I think
t on must agre e with me that It is carrying out Nor
berry's administration of Justice in Ireland, of " hanging
them irst ami trying them afterwaid*. Jbsrith.
THB WINCHESTER'S PASSENGERS,
ao tiik emion or Tin: xww york iikralo.
rRAR Sin?1 think you have done Injustice to the
Commissioner* of Emigration, in to day's and Monday's
Hrjiaiii, In re'atiou to tlio wiecked passengers of the ship
Winchester, brought here by the ship Washington. Tha
1 latter ship arrived en Sunday afternoon. Word wa*
brought to the Commissioners' office shout 4 P. M- thflt
ecmc four hundred pa-scngtr* were landed on tha
Xoith river side, and wanted aid. The clerk ctlled upoo
,ome of the Commissioners at 6 P. M. for instructions,
end was oidcred to provide lodging* for the ifomcn and
rhildren at any rstc, and lodgings for all if possible.
The Commissioner being unwell, sent word by a gentle
men to cay the other clerks must be looked up. to help
provide quarters for all. This was done, and before S
1\ M. lodging were found for all the 401, as the books wtM
rbow. They were furnished supper and breakfast, and
on Monday, at 9 A. M , the Commissioner, before seeing
his colleagues, called at the office to take measures for
their care. At the office he met one of the ttrm off
Crocker A Warren, with Captain Moore, of the Wln
rl ester These gentleir.cn said tlicy would pay
all expense* if the Commissioners would facili
tate tinm In forwarding the passenger* to Boston.
This wa? done immediately, and the best clerk in the of
fice was ml with them; :?50 were sent on to Button yes
terday, by live p. M ?these were sll that could be found;
17 were m nt on to day?the remainder do not want help,
or u. c sick at the Marine Hospital. It I* not true that
tbev were neglected in any way: you mutt certainly hat*
1 eeL misinformed. While at the office, 1 aakM ill whom
],aw if tin t had been well provided for the prevtoua
nieht'and had breakfasted , tier said they had, and ap
p. hred to he very grateful yet I 'aw many In the vicinb
ty of the . (lice a-klng for aid. and when salted thWr
names and If they had not lodged and breakfasted well,
the- admitted they had. Some answered they had seen
people gi' ing money and they thought tlroy might awe
alto. One wot.1 in relation to our location?every effort
has 1 cen made by the Commissioners to lease from tha
dtv or hire from oth' rs, a location near the docks, and
when tboy have had oc in view, th-y have been foiled in
every esse 1 think 1 ran say they are ready to lease or
but-"a place In the vioinlty of the water at any t rr*.
Again, as to the attendance Of the (ommtaaionera?they
have met ov< ry Wednesday for the last three te*?, to
my knowledge" 1'ntil th-Injunction had been
by the Court, some of 'he' om.nlssmnera visited the city
Offices daily, and the institutions under their charge at
lea-t weekIv. and the chairmen of the committee# much
oft. r er Friend Bennett?all the pay or favor* asked of
the pre'*or our citizens is justice and fair pUy Usry
respectfully, yours, A COHMIHSIOhEII.
Cot-outr*' Inquesta.
Aocimmtatlt Dkownip.?Coroner O'Dounell yesterday
held hd inquest at 3ftl (Jreenwleh street, on the body of
1 John O'lili rne, s lad seren .Tesvs of see, whose death
was caused by accidental); falling into the North riser,
f'Ot of Hani-on street, on Monday evening. It seems tb*
' deceived was at play with some otner hoys, and rentnrwd
too r.rsr the side of the pier, and mis-dag his hold, fell
into the w ater and was drowned before assistance could
he tendered. A verdict was rendered by the jury, of .ac
cidental death.
FrpDKN Jiram or a .-is Captaix.?Coroner Hilton yea
terday held an inaueit at the New Y< rj^fospital, on tha
body of Captain It* niain n Koeke, of tn^^chooner Alloa
1 as , who was suddenly taken iUat a house at the corner
of liroadway and Walker f'.reet, on Monday night. In a
lew minutes after he dri-pred down and expired. His
body was then taken to the hospital. A verdict was rea
d'red of? 'Tenth by piteum nla." The deoaaed had
! cleared his vessel sod intend'1 to tail to day for Texas.
He was 40 year of sge sr.d a native of Rhode Island, but
h's Utc re.ljeov "is in Connecticut, where his family
now reside.
I Kami or Marls ?<, . coroner for IlaTerstrmw, Rockland
county . State (f New York, was ea Sunday the 30th of
April, calle 1 to hold an taqut't on the body of Oeoryw
Rndgers who was found drowned a short distance from
the briuge near the calico print works. It appears from
the evidence 'eken befcre tne coroner, that Mr. Thomae
Davidson and the deceased were croesing this bridge oa
Saturday evening, when, in consequence of the great
freah't, it was completely overthrown; Davidson had
Just time firm h ni to jimp oft. but the deceased had
not. and he fell over with the bridge into the water, and
waa drowned. His body so found on Sunday morning,
stuck fart in the mud. Wi; n found his coat and veal
were off, bit. beinge good swimmer.it is auppomd ha
bad pulled them off in the water. In order to save hlm
<lf. Th- Jury rendered the.r verdict in accordance with
the sboTe rncts. The deceased was an engraver by trade,
employe! at the print works and was highly respected
by all who km w him He w.ta a native of tilasgow. Scot
land. aged thirty Uto yearn, and leavee a wife and on#
child to mourn hit 1ms.
\rr ; val of a Boston Icb Ship at Madbas?
bTSTBOFTTii t'Aioo.-'The American bark Pisceteqaa,
firm Boeton. has arrived at Madras She will already
bsveattractcd the notlc of all whom business or pleesura
hsve drawn to the l oach, where she presents the curioua
spjearan'C of avcs-elenher beam ends and about to
s'nk. she left Boston ncsrly five mouths ago In good
trim, and tilled with ice for ila Iras. By aome Strang*
chance It has nearly all melted sway on one side of her
hold, shifting the centre of gravity till ahe floats as aha
. Is new to tie seen The length of her voyage Is to be ao
1 counted for bv the difficulty of sailing ber in her preeent
trim. The rfscata<)ue has brought some American mis
sionaries for Hsdrs snd Calcutta. This supply of lea
brought by the Ptnestsqua Is wsll timed. The stock at
the Ice house had got so low that ths greateat lltsmy
could not make it last st the present rate of demand for
more than ten days or a fortnight?Modrtu ka vainer,
mil it.
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