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The new Catholic cliurcli recently erected on Twenty
ighth street, between Lexington and Third avenue.*,
and named after the first martvr of the Catholic church,
was dedicated yesterday by the Most Rer. Archbishop
Hughes. As the occasion was one of great interest to
the Catholic conmrnity, the edifice was crowded, although
the price of admission was fixed at a dollar The cere
mony of dedication, which is one of the most imposing
and solemn of the Catholic church, was commenced at
past tea. The gorgeous appearance of the church,
' earnest attention of the congregation, the insgnifi
est dresses in which the clergy were habited, the splen
lid ornaments and decorations belonging to the ceremony,
urd the delicious muaic of an organ which is not sur
passed by any in the city, all combined to make a scene
shich for effect ne hare seldom seen surpassed in this
The ceremony of dedication lias already been so often
lesciibedas to render any account of it here su|>eiBu
rn*. The usuul procession of the clergy, with the
|iiahop in the centre, took place, the reverend prelate
prinliing the outside of the church with holy water,
lifter the ceremony, graud high mass was celebrated, in
khieU the following pilests officiated, with tho Arc-b
ishop:?licv. Dr. Camming*. pastor of St. Stephen's;
!ev. Missis. Andrade, Cano. Very Rev. Mr. McCarron,
ev. Messrs. Daubresre. Driacoll, Quiu, McLeland. and
cClosky. The choir sung Mercadaute's Mass for four
During the interval in the mass the Archbishop
reached the dedication sermon, taking his text from
jbe Epistle of St. James, chap. 1, beginning with the
2dgsnd ending ith the 27th verse. as follows.?
Hut be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, de
Irlving your own selves.
LFor If any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he
like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass
For he bcholdeth himself, and goeth his way. and
raightway forgettcth what manner of man lie was.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and
[rntlnueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but
doer of the work, this man shall be blessed.
If any man among you seem to be rillgtous, and brid
th not bis tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this
ul?>. ?ll~l? .J
lull's religion is vain.
Pure religion and umlefiled before God and the Father
this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their atflie
on, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
These woida, my dear Christian brethren, said the
verend prelate, might seem at first to have but little
innectiop with the solemn and joyous occasion which
|is brought us this day together before the altar of
'd. They form the epistle of the Sunday, and though
|it selected for the ceremony of dedication, they may
vertheless furnish us with reflections altogether
Epriate to this solemnity, which ought to ex
in your hearts and in the heart of your
ted, learned and tealous pastor, who wit
ssea today the successful accomplishment of
|s labors and the recompense of his many solicitudes,
is tome an occasion of that description, and I do not
Phow I could better discharge the obligations of my
try than by calling your attention on this first day
the opening and dedication of St. Stephen's church,
the purpose for which churches are founded and com
?ted. The Apostle, instructing those who had been by
i ministry and that of his associates convorted to the
til of Christ, takes occa-ion already to warn them
Et a possible mistake, and he makes a distinction
runs through the whole of that portion of his
> which you have just heard. He has before the
.temptation of bis inspired vision, not only a danger
that period, hut a danger which besets the faithful
|rougb all time?namely, the danger of confounding re
ion In a mistaken sense with fulfilment of its oblige
ins in practice, or assuming that, leaving religion
i, the fulfilment of those things which religion ,re
|ires, without religion^ might take the place in the
of men as a substitute, rendering religion itself
issary; and he uses an illustration for this of a
looking at the reflection of his countenance In a
, and who afterwards going forth, forgets ''what
ir of aian he waa." So the epistle, speaking of
llgion, intimates clearly and distinctly that, religion by
fdf and unfollowed, unaustalned, unsnpported by the
leharge of the obligations which it imposes, is the
ality of the metaphor which he employed to imply the
Mible mistake. And it is very clear; for, if you read
other verse, you will find he says that a man who
not know bow to bridle his tongue?in other words,
person given to detraction, to slander, or uncbarltable
iss in speech that such a man deceives not his neigh -
;?his neighbor is only scandalized?but he deceives
? own heart; and such a man's religion is vain. We
in easily understand that religion coming from Qod
|nnot he vain. The meaning of the epistle in regard
such a man ia, that he has made it what God has not.
|>d intended it to be a reality?he has taken from it its
Instance, and made It a vanity, by which his own
?art ia seduced. It ia not, dearly beloved brethren,
|at I mean to dwell upon this vice to-day; but
mean to infer from this mode of reasoning of the
Epired Apostle, that religion, ia order to accomplish the
la for which God permitted her to descend from the
y heavens to this polluted earth, is not a thing of sen
it merely, hat that It ia the beginning, the centre,
ie power, no part of which ia beyond the influence of
|s principle*. St. James did not speak of every derelie
on, but he taxes one as a sample, and that one by no
rare in the world, and he Intimates distinctly that
here that one vice, as a sample?for it would apply to
llhers far mc re at variance with the principles of religion;
it he takes this as a selection, intimating this : that
(oral rectitude must be the consequence and the prac- j
je of a man who receives God's religion, and preserves
an God gave it, not making it vain, and taking away
om it its best part and power. And then, on the other
land, by showing an indication of a point of conformity
|e&een the practice of the Christian and his religion, he
y* religion is pure and undented: and this is not the
hole, bat it is also a sample of the correspondence
hich religion sustains. The point, therefore, to
hlch 1 would this? day diiect your attention Is
|amely, that religion is essential, that religion in any
use less than that embracing the holy purpose for
hich it was communicated, is inefficient. If a person
eaginee hinuelf religious, and follows the practice, he
ay ho looked upon by those who see him in the per
?rmance of acts of devotion, sometimes called acts o'
|elig>on, ad a perfect model; bat this is net all, although
la Accessary: and here is a point to which I would call
our attention?we lire In an age In which there is a
lense of speculation, in which every man ia a writer, a
Lbltoeopher. and In which all subjects, all ideas are
Lirown Into a sort of eloquent confusion: and you must
?are perfectly clear and distinct views of tho whole
futy of man, in order that by the possession of them
06 maybe enabled to ward off the stupid sophistry of
bode who oontend on the one side that religion is sufli
ftient, and on the other side that morality Ta sufficient,
ft is well, however, first to understand what is meant by
ieUgien. The very word implies Its meaning?reHflio, to
Mad, or rebind. to re attach. And what ta the meaning
f thiaf That by religion God has given as a bond of
,nion to himself by which he elevates us towards
ilm; by which it ia in our power, by hii grace,
0 Imitate him aa far aa we can. He id all merciful; He
? all just, and makes justice a part of man's duty. He
a all truth, nml he tells us that falsehood offends. This
s the communication of religion. It binds us fast to
M. It is the communication of his will. It consists,
n brief, of three parti, the ir?t of which ia the dogma
?hich he has revealed?that dogma which the iacredu
ens infidel and skeptic has taken such pains to denounce
is unnecessary for man's happiness. And vet that dogma
?me from God And th a alone is the foundation on
ihich religion itself may be considered as re-ting, be
ause it ia the communication of the knowledge of God
s he i?, as far as our minds would be capable of com
Krebendirg fhat communication. Then it attaches us to
hod, makes ue understand whence we come, for what
nurpoh* we eaiat. and tboee primarv dogmas?not opin
1 at,?for if opinions were all that could V presented in
;be name of religion it would not have been worth while
'or the people of this congregation to make the sacrifices
Biecessary to erect this structure. if morality can exist
the world without religion, this is a wa-te of
ley. as was said by one of the disciple- when
feet of our Saviour were anointed. But, then, it ie at
ary?It is tte inculcation of divine truth that makes
a know God. comprehending the whole range of mye
, ? (Winning with orignal tin down te the incarnation,
institution < ~
?lie iostitntion of the Holy Bnchariat?the sacrifice of
Eke mass?the founding of the Church of Christ?these
ie mysteriee which sre have to believe in. Thea the
tares which Wt obtain through the merits .>f t'hrst, >p
I pli-vi to us in the institution of tin's religion?
thrwe grace* by which he cleanses the ?oul of
the intant from* original sin, and by which he re
moves the deep stains of sin from the breast of
the penitent sinner in the sacrament of penance?
it is in this part that he gives to us the divine sacrament
of the altar?it is in this part that when the m>u1 is
alont to take itn flight to arotliei wotii, by the pravor
of the priest he cleausea that aoul. Pen't let the idea
enter your mind that morality can exist without re
ligion.'for outside of religion "there is no principle to
guide you. What moral action i*. whence could it tie dc
rivid, except from Cod- Ilea son, they ear. is derived from
the same source. Rut what stud of reason f Suppose,
howc-.er, that it is?has it not been vastly improved by
th:.t r< lig'on which it has expelled It is reason thath as
received radiant reflection from the lamp of Christianity.
No, this is not the Kind of reason religion fuvnued? th'is
Is your rcuson first Christ in nized and then perverted
aga.inst Cod. But even in that case, can reason be re
lied ui>on *?reason so darkened by sin, so perverted by
the prejudices and usages of the world, swaved by the
dark passions of the heart, blinded and butfetted! and
pulled now on this side and then on that by interest.
How tun this he a guide for moral actions)' for moral ac
tions are in their principle universal. Morulity is for all
men and consequently must be universal if there he auy
fixed standard in religion alone, which is as es.-ential to
the moral worlds the sun is to this. If it cannot lie
found in religion, where can it be found * It must tie
universal, and therefore that rule whieh permits one
man to do with a good conscience what another mad
cannot must be aguiubt religion. In (he lirst place, re
ligion hinds us to Cod as the author of fath. and then, as
a con equence. just as the light comes from the sun,
so do all those duties rise up in order and harmony; ami
the mun who has true religion is a man who would be
true to Cod, and to his country next, for next to Cod a
nan's country has a claim upon him: he will be true io
his family, to his neighbor, and to his friend, and he will
not he false to his em my. And all this is the deduction
from n simple principle, perfectly resulting from reli
gion ordtr.ng our obligations, and' thus giviug us grace
to discharge tbcin, so that, when the period of life shall
have passed away, we may bo associated with Cod for
ever. This is not any new doctrine?it is a doctrine
with which the fathcis of the church were familiar from
a very early ported. Tertullian. with that nervousness
of style wblrh characterized him, almost taunted the
persecuting Remans. He said:?
Yea n istake?von have a suspicion that our religion will
he injurious to tbs empire, but we offer tbo holy sacrifice of
the uiats for you when you are sacrificing our martyrs;
whon yon arc (bedding onr blood, we pray for your CVsar,
w? offer ourie.ve# to aid yon in repairing any diss iters,
when you are careless about ibem ; we go into your armlet
sod tight your battles, when your own people refnse.
We find St Chrysostom enlarging upon the same sub
ject, and showing that no society can exist without reli
gion ; that there is no rectii ity even in the temporal order
?for that is the point of view from which I reyird this
subject, and he gives rs u reason for it, that when God
revealed religion, this was bis teaching. When ho permit
led, as a punishment, a nation to be involved in Idolatry,
-still lie pieservcd the idea of religion ; and I invoke the
testimony of all mankind, and of all ages and creeds and
sects, for the proof of this fact?that according to the
testimony of munkind. thcie i? no standard of morulity
in principle < r honor, apart from religion, that can com
siitute a basis of safety for society, or protection for ths
right* of man. And whot is the proof) It is before our
eyes at this very day. Those men aav that honor would
f revent them from the commission of aln or crime; that
it would make thrra ashamed to do a mean act; but with
all that they oblige 1he incumbent of office to begin by
an act of religion in taking an oath. This is be
cause his reason and principle of honor are not
deemed mff.cieut. And that act of the oath to dis
charge the duties of his office can he traced back to the
nagan tinres??for God allowed the feeling to remain in the
human heart. Therefore, let not the idea enter vour
minds of receiving that cant, that religion is something
for Sundays?very good for private purposes. That is
vain religion, ar. rather, infideHty. And n vain religion
Is what would imply all these obligations, and vet
conduct varying from tliem. Let ug appreciate duly
this distinction, for this cburcb is this day dedicated to
God for the purpose of perpetuat jog religion, so impor
tant in the attainment of your salvation?so important
in the hopes of your rising families?so important to you
in (he prospective view of your old age. In short, if jou
take away the basis of religion, morality is at an end. I
don't mean to say that every man will go to the whole
extent of immorality, hut I rnoun to >ay there will be no
foundation left; that there are certain prime tests which
may invade any man's breast, in which neither honor
nor principle will sustain him. There are certain means
which man may adopt to obtain lilghoHees, which religion
forbids the use of. What are those principles of honor
which von talk of but the principles infused into the
world by tbe Catholic chuteh, and which have uene.
trated into society that no longer recognizes the author
ity, the source from which they e ma re ted? Undorstund
that no amount of piety will bo sufficient in the sight of
God if these every day practical duties are neglected.
Cherish religion as the basis and vule of moral We;
cherish it as iho prospective safety of your country, for
what would bccomo of you if your honor or your princi
ples were at the mewy "of lull .icier Even Voltaire trem
bled when be thought of communities professing tbe
principles that he professed; but they are still very rife,
and even as rife in this city as in any other part of the
world. Peon your guard against (hens; remember, reli
gion is not a theory?that It Is that by which you re-in
vigorate your hearts. But then your service to Mod
dres not end with your sacred Interview with him in the
liolv place: you must discharge all those duties that fami
ly and friends deserve at your hands, that they may tlwis
understand that tbe practice of religion is the surest
guard for the tafety of their countiy.
PESfKirriox of the church.
The cliurcli is If 0 feet long and 05 feet broad, and-its
architecture is in tho later Lombard style, as it prevail
ed in Italy during the thirteenth and fourteenth centu
ries. and (if which the Campo Santo, at Pisa, and the ca
thedral of Orvieto are the most celebrated monuments.
The front is 75 feet broad and 85 feet high, and is divided
into three buys by buttresses richly panelled, and crown
ed with canopies, niches, and pinnacles. Five grand por
tals afford an easy ingress to tbo worshippers. A statue
of the first martyr stands above the gable over the ven
tre porch. Over this are truceried windows, and the
whole is crowned by a semicircular gable, surmounted by
a massive stone cross. The interior of the church, 140
fret long and I'd bread, is divided by columns of Sienna
marble into three isles; tbe centre isle is 36 feet wide
and 70 feet in height, with side aisles of corresponding
proportion. The ceilings are richly and heavily groined
and painted in fresco, in the sty la of tbe early masters,
with rich scrolls and various emblems of devotional cha- ,
racter. Over the altar we noticed the world arertepped j
by the cross, showing that the earth belong! onto tho |
crucified?tbe cross of faith, the anchor of hope, the :
burning heart of charity. At the intersection of nave and j
transept aro the emblems of the seven sacraments; and !
lower down, amid the rich scroU work of the roof, are j
symbols of the arts which have concurred to build the !
cnureh?the Hebrew Jab, and the tables of the Law for
ths elder diipenaaticn; the Host and chalice, and other
w of the new and holier law of Christianity,
me end of the centre aisle is terminated by an apsis,
v> semicircular projection, containing the high altar,
surmounted by s magnificent screen of rich marble, I
gilt and ornamented with appropriate devices, and rising ,
55 feet in height from the floor.
Five richly stained glass windows finish t ha apsis above .
the screen. 'In the centre one, religion holds the blosssd !
host and chalice; in each of the others is an evangelist;
and lower down are various emblems, as the pelican, the I
I. H. lie. All the other windows of the church are (
filled with enamelled glass, with symbols of stained glass
in the tractry heads. These symbols recuU the passion
of our Lord in the western windows, and the Eucharist
In the eastern.
Tbe wallz of the church are painted in fresco by Fried
richSchulst, with niches containing the figures of the
Twelve Apostles, St. Patrick, St. Rose < f Lima, angels
and heads of early martyrs and saints. On the east side
of tbe sanctnary an octagonal chapel projects lieyond the
walls of tbe church, and contains an altar dedicated to
tho blessed Virgin Mary. It will also serve in Holy Week
as the repository of tho blessed Sacrsment.
Along the walls of this chapel are shields of arms?
those of the United States, of his Holiness tbe Pope, of
the Archbishop of New York, of the College of the Pro
paganda. and of tha Stata of New York.
Over the altar there will be s Urge painting of the
Martyrdom of St. Step) en, on each side of wliicn niches
will contain statue* in Caen stone of ourLsly and St. Jo
i-eph. The altar itseif is a toweiing and graceful struc
tuie of white pinnacle work, relieved by tasteful gilding,
j a rid by inpt enough blue pannclling to prevent tbe eye
{ from being iatigued. Ihe sanctuary is large, \nl capa
I ble of accommodating all who may be necessary for any
parish ceremony.
Tbe aichitect is Mr. James Renwick. to whn?<? re put*
tii.n this church * ill materially add. The builder is Mr,
William Joyce, and he deserves great praise for the care
fulness with which the work has been executed. The
church will seat comfortably between 2,000 and 2,500
Tna schools how held in the basement will be provided
in a short time with largo and commodious school houses.
Population of the Sandwich Iiltiidi.
H<? I Yimen. laid.
I.Und of Hawaii 12.44.1 11,750 24,188
" MpoI 8. DOS R.42S 17.3.10
" Molokn 1,7W 1.7(f) 3.5S4
Unai 817 283 ?00
" 'Hihu 9,SSI 8 201 17,815
!? Kauai 3,072 3,054 0.720
Nlihait 392 398 790
Total 37,079 83,940 71,019
III?1181 M.
Uland of Hawaii 2S9
Maui 244
Moloka 42
dahu | 311
'? 204
Xatirea and foreigner), grand total 73,137
Mkxomonee Indians.?.Superintendent Hucrsch
mann, accompanied by J. V. Huydam, Assistant
Indian Agent, ia now on a visit to the territory oc
cupied bv the Menomonee Indians, for the pnrpoae
of rilairihutlng among them a supply of spring eeed.
As yet but few Indians have consented to relinqniah
the chase for the plow, and we donbt whether they
ever will become farmers to any great extent-?
(rem B*v VMrere/e,
Dramatic and Dlmltal Matter*.
Tlie chief theatrical event of the week ha* heen the
farewell engagement of Mr*. A. C Mowatt, at Niblo's
Garden .The spacious theatre was crowded from par
quette to dome on each night when she appeared. She
played l'ai tbenia, in "Ingomar;" Adriinue, in "Airi
cnne, the Actress;" Juliana, in 'The Honeymoon;" and
lolanthe. in ' King Kene's Daughter." Her benefit on Sat
urday was attended by some fire or six thousand people,
only a part of whom could get a sight at the stage. Mrs. .
Mowatt goes to Boston and playB during two wreck*at the
Howard Athcn&'ura She is to bo married at Ravens
wood, l.ong Island, on the bth proximo. Mr. Wallack
baa pkycd at hi* own theatre during the week, to very
full houses. He has apppeared as Sliylock, in "The Mer
chant of Venice;" Martin Hevwood. in "The Rent Day,"
and Rover, in "Wild Oats." On Thursday a farce, Crst
played at the Lyceum theatre, London, on the 19th of
November, was played for the first time in America, at
this theat.e. It was written by Tom Taylor, aul
is entitled "A Nice Firm." Messrs. Moon ft Mesaiter,
solicitors, are two of the most irregular of men. The
former (Mr. Chippendale) is old, alow, forgetful and ob
tuse; the latter (Mr. Brougham) young, fast, unreflect
ing and impulsive. Between them, papers are lost, mis
laid, overItoked and confounded?clients are kept wait
ii g? pa rties are mistaken, misnamed, neglected and almost
ruined. All this is symbolized by a aeries of incidents,
wh cli pradi ally open inlo a chaos incapable of being pene
trated by any light of intelligence at the command of the
pai ilea. At length they stand in peril of being compromised
in a cui* of felony. John and Richard Ripton, their
clients. (Mr. Vincent and Mr. Phillips.) have ingeniously
contrived "a little run-'' on an assurauce office?the
latter dying and being buried for the nonce?the former
claiming the sum of three thousand pounds secured by
the policy. The "Nice Firm." In the hour of need, can
not find the policy ; bnt the junior partner, always pre
cipitate, will draw a cheque for tlie amount, deducting
the cost*, and hands it over to John Ripton. Other situ
ations theu occur, from which it appears thai Richard
Biptou is entitled to conaiderable property under a will of
tome one recently decease#: whereupon he throws off
his disguise, wT/le his brother audaciously implicates
Messrs. Moon A Mbssiter In fhe consequence* of the
policy transaction and reduce? the senior partner to a
state of utter despair, while the junior one affects the
trtmost coolness. Hi*fast habit* here in fact, come into
available piny, and he promptly sen-is hie clerk to atop
the payment of the -heck wliita lie had drawn, and
uiakte other practical hits which tend to give a t-wn to
Affairs. In the hurry of the crisis, he shuts the doer of
the ire J safe while Moon is within in seeking for the
policy, and not being able to Gnd the k*y is compelle t'to
lea\ e liia* to the peril of njffocatioa. At length, Rid??,
a clerk (Mr. Rcyiolds), more methodical- than his mn>
Sera, finds Both the key and the policy, and also prevents,
by a timely discovery, the fatal termination of a mort
gage transaction. Matters wing thus s*d to rights,
Rider Is promised a share in the partnership and the
hand of Miss Moon, and undo* his auspicer it is hoped
the business of "The Nice Firm" will bo*conducted
in a more rcr-slar manner. The farce was well
put on the stage and fairly acted: but there is
too much tall* in it, and the situations hang
fire cn this accoant. At the Bmadway iheatre Mr.
Anderson lias played Richard 111., Lear. Glnude Mel
notto, James V., ("King of the Commons,") and Mac
beth, to-only moderate houses. At Burton's, Miss-Annie
Lee, sai 1 to be a norsce, bar made her debut, and Blared
Carlo in tbe musical drama called "Asmodeus." Mr.
Jordan and Mr. Johnston have had benefits. At the
Bowery, a newuiclo-dvaina. ''Solvate* Rosa," has dsawn
good houses. At the-Natlonal, "The Blacksmith of Ant
werp," an effective dtaina, ba* beer revived, and'- the
principal part* well contained by Mr. awd Mrs. Prior. M.
Jtvllien's band have beoa drawing good houses to Castle
Csvden. On Saturday morning, Messrs. Arthur Cbap
pell and John B. Joy, tha gentlemen who have managed
M. JulUeti'i uffaiis in this country, wcie each presented,
byiflicvrs of tlie Fire Department Association, with.a
beautiful gold medal, as a token of remembrance for
their aid in getting up tbe beiicflt given by M. Jullicia's
baud to tbe Orphan Fund of the Fire Department. Tbe
benefit was given last January, and uettsd 91,600 to the
Julien announces a grand jubilee t? night at C.iatV>
Garden. Madame Wallaee-Bouchi lle ha* been engaged,
and she will sing this evening. The "American Quadrille"
will be given for the last time. The engagement of
Madame Dauchellc for one month. w/J! ho hailed with,
delight by thousands of hor admirers.
We learn with j.leusurethat Mrs. Woodward, the highly
talenti-i and popular actress, is soon to return to Boston
from a mist succe sfuitour. of nearly three years' du
ration, in California. Mrs. W. commenced playing at
Boston ahout eighteen years ago. at the old National
theatre, then under the management of Mr. Pelby, and
her earlier impersonations are fresh in the mind of the
writer a* the present moment. Her friends at once pre
dicted fos ber a brilPant career; and she has not dissp
pointed them. She now ranke among tbe very best of
our own artiste, md has won her present elevated
position by unremitted study and application to the du.
ties of ber profession. Her Lady Macbeth is excellent, I
and as Mrs. Haller in the "Stranger," and Meg Merriles,
fhe is not excelled by any actress. Her taste in dressing, !
whatever character she assumes, is acknowledged to bo- 1
unexceptionable. Her private character is irreprnach- j
able, and she is moat esteemed by those who know her 1
At Nibio's Garden, this evening, the Ravels and Mile.
Matbias appear in " Medina," and a new ballet.
At the Broadway, Mr. Anderson playa " GUippua. '
The name* of lleaara. Conway and Pope, and Madam*
Poni-i, appear in the caat.
At Burton's theatre, Mr*. Bitckland has a benedt to
night. The bill includes the comedy of the " Honey- |
moon," and " The Two Buzzards." Mr. Walter Keeble, !
from the Engllah theatres, will play Duke Aranza. Sir 1
William Don will play the principal part in the faree, and
Mile. Ducy-Earie will dance. On Tuesday evening Mr. 1
Burton has a benefit, and the theatre will then close,
after a most prosperous season. Following the universal 1
example. Messrs. Burton and Wallack have resolved next
season to increase the price of tickets to their theatres 1
from fifty to seventy-five cents each. We presume that
the other theatres will do likewise.
At Wnllack's theatre, this evening. Shakspcre's
comedy, " A* You Like It," is announced for the first
time this season Mr. Wallack and Mrs. Hoey appear in
the principal parts.
At the Bowery theatre this evening. " c'alvstor Rosa"
? nd " The Forty Thieves" will bo played.
At the National, the Messrs. Cony, with their trained
dogs, will commence an engagement this evening. They
will appear in two pieces, and the drama of " Michael
Erie," with Mr. Prior in the principal part, will also be
playrd. The manager has restored the shilling pit.
Various other interesting entertainments are an
nounced fo* this evening, and their several attractions
will be found duly set forth in our advcrtialmr columns.
The New York Dramatic Society give s performance at
the Brooklyn Mr-cum on Tuesday evening.
PHiLAPCirHu.?Paul .Inlien gave his second and 1s t
concert on Friday, 10th. Mr. and Mrs. B. Williams were
playing at the Walnnt street theatre, Slgnora Pepita
?oto at the Chesnnt, and stock pieces at the Arch.
Welch's theatre is closed. Franconl's Hippodrome will
open this evening. The manager of the Chesnut street
theatre, it it said, has made arrangements for presenting
a r(rise of English operas. Among the persons engaged
are Madams de Margueritte, Mr. Granville, an English
tenor, and other*.
Bcvfaio.?The Mar-' hr ?, < were playing "Unci#Tom's
Cabin" at the Metro) cl. an, last week.
A i pas v.?Mr Chanfrau had a complimentary benefit at
the Green street theatre on Friday.
St. Loir* ?Mrs. Bnrrow (Julia Bennett) commenced an
engagment at the People's theatre on the 15th, as "Par
Chicago ? Miss Davenport is playing a highly success
ful engagement at Bice's theatre.
LomnviLta Kt.?Miss Julia Dean's benefit and last night
I was announced for the 10th.
' Prmwem ? Mr. and Mrs. Florence commence an en
gagement on the 20th.
Poutiakd.?Mr. F.ngliali will open the theatre with Mr*.
Farren next week.
Boettm.?Mis* Logan and Mrs. Farren had benefit* at
the Museum and National on Friday last. A summer
theatre, railed the National Varieties, in a building ad
joining the National theatre, is to be opened in Jnne,
with Kj. gad Kft. lloifnce- The Campbell KiajttfU go
at the Melodeon, Robert H?4Ur, with magic exit bit.Oils,
at the Music Hail
Mc>mh*ai..?SnnfortVs Ethiop.'* Opera Trovpe are an
nounced at the The .Ure Royal. Mr- Buciivnd will open
tLia theatre for the summer season wttb a company.
Norwich, Cr ?Herr Drfesbaclt, the- celebrated lion
tamer, who U travelling through the 9ta.*a with a mena
gerie, will appear here on Tuesday.
Lo?l>ON?No new pieces bare been recen My produced.
The Waguer caae hat not yet concluded. The plaintiff on
the 23d April obtained the grant of a "rule calling on the
defendant in Lumley v. Oye to show cauae why a new
trial should not be had," on grounds stated, Ac. Sathat
this last revival of "LaProva"ia "to run'' for aome
months longer, it would seem. Meanwhile, the German
newspapers announce that Mdlle. Wagner is giving tost
iepri .eutatione at Berlin?some adding, before she com**
to Paria and London, while others assert that she wil'
yield to the temptations of Brazilian managers, which
Inst are beginning to figure so magnificently in the mu
sical journal* as to indicate the opening of y?t another
market for singers. Madame Persiani, Mdlle. A1
boni, and Madame Castellan, are all expected in
Loudon, with the intention of siDging in concerts.
Mr. Ella's "Synoptical Analysis" of his Musical
Union announces that M. Vieuxtemps intents
going to Loudon in June. We perceive, by the Gazelle
MtuUa'e, that M. teveste, of ihe Theatre l.yriijue in Paris,
intends to spend his "recess" in London?bringing with
him his company, headed by Madame Marie Cabel. M.
Prudent is announced as about to arrive almost immedi
ately. The Musical Tran: ript announces that llerr
SchaHi'hn. who has been travelling to recruit for the brass
band now in course of foimation for the new Crystal Pa
lace. has engaged a German trumpeter, Herr Schribcr,
who ia spoken of a3 extraordinary tu hia own instrumeut,
sad as versatile as extraordinary. Chatles Mattuews liac
passed his first examination as bankrupt. The debts
proved that day were ?2,800: but his schedule shows
twenty times that amount, including ?300 from Lord
Norntanby, and ?2,;'00 from Lord Abereorn. lie owes
Mr. Alcroft ?6,000. lie set-, his new debts down at
?22 500 and his assets, (furniture, Ac.), at ?1 000; but
somebody has s previous bill of sale ou this.
Paste.?Madame Parodr has been singing the part of
Malcolm in "Ia Donna del Lago."
The receipts of the Purisian theatres, balls, exhibi
ts* s. Ac., auring the month of March, im the current
year, amounted to 1.267,696/. 6r., those of 180" to
d,23f>,114f. 3-lc., showing an intvoase in favor of the for
mer of 32 581 f. 63c.
A pixy accepted by a manager must be proh.ced at a
given time, or the author may sue for damages. The
Varieties, of late very much under the weuther, ha* ac
cepted more plays than it could find time to br'og for
waid, and'at a rdcent change of managers an arrearage
of 104 vaudevilles was found in the directorial portfolio.
The author* were summoned to a council, and under the
pressing circumstance < of the case, were induced to fore
go their riglrt to sue. on condition'that the theatre would
produce tliem-in turn, according to the date of their re
aeplion, aaid with all possible despatchv It is now put
ting them thr-wtgh at the rate of three a week. Seven
are in rehearsal at a time. As they are leavings of .eve-'
rS years' management, and are naturally rather poor
stiff, it is not Ukely that any one of them will retain un
due possession of the stage, to the exclusion of those he
liind. It is calculated that the deck may be cleared lu
tint? for action at the commencement of the next sea
eon. "A Husband who is getting Corpulent" is the
novcHv of the moment, and is :n its sixteenth-night.
Coroners' In?jn*st?.
Coroner 0*Ponrell vestcrslsy an iuque-? at No.
347 Sixth htrret. on the body of Churlotte Lancaster, a
native of Lermanv, aged 32 years, who destroyed her life
by tukirg a taige quantity of arsenic. The deceased, it
appears by the evidence,' had been married twice, und
her KoeiJ husband died about six weeks ago, ami since
bis death she became very disconsolate, and on aereral
occasions has attempted self dcatruction by taking lau
danum. llie first witness sworn .yes
Jane Combs, sworn, said?I have been intimntelv ac
quainted with the deceased for the last four years; she
lust her hatband about fire weeks ago; since that time
she has been much depressed in mind; during the last
two week s she has made several' attempts to festroy
herself by taking laudanum; on Saturday last, between
10 and 11 s'olock, the deceased informed ine tint site
hud taken arsenic, and that she hnd no dealrc to live
alter the death of her husband; a doctor was sent for,
whneame iml administered some remedies, but wi'hout
eflect; sbi died thut afternoon at 4 o'clock; .? short
time prior to her death she pointed out the paper of
uremic from which she bad taken the fatal dose; she
also said e.ve had taken some laudanum.
Joseph C. Campbell, sworn, said?I um eleven years of
age; deceajed was my mother; -he married a Kx Lan
caster; at about 9 o'clock on Saturday moinng. my
mother gave me two ahlllinga to Trocuro'&ome lanslsnura
and arsenic : I went to a drug store at the corner of Sixth
stre et and avenue C, and got two ounces of arsi jac, and
the druggi>t marked it as such: ho also gave me a visl of
laudanum; 1 brought it home ami gave it to my mother;
she dbl not tell me what she wanted it for; 'did not
know its effects.
Serins V. Campbell, abont fifteen years of age. sworn,
said?The doceahcd was my mother my mother's hus
band died about five weeks ago, and since that time she
has been very depressed in spirits, and has mads several
attempts to destroy her life i>y taking laudanum; at
about twrlv a o'clock on Saturday, I was informed that
my mother bud poisoned herself; shs died that after
nocn at four o'clock.
Henry P. Henderson sworn, laid?I am a el wk in the
drug store corr er of avenue 0 und Sixth street, for Dr.
Barry; I nircr was a drug clock before the tifteceth of
March last; I hare the entire charge of the ckero and of
the dispensing of drugs, in the absence of ft. Barry; I
am not a practical chemist; the arsenic now. shown me
was given by me to a boy on Saturday last, who asked I
for four ounces of arsenic; I gave him only
two, as l.e had not sufficient money to procure |
any more ; 1 do not remember giving him the i
laudanum, but I know it came from, our store
I recognise the boy Campbell now here M the one to !
whom I gave the arsenic; I do not know pharmacy; after
I dispensed the drugs to the boy yesterday, Dr. Ilairy
cautioned meabout giving such large quantities of poiso a;
but this caution was after the doctor had heard of the
death of deceased; the doctor never gave me any caution
prior to this time.
Dr. M. A. South worth, sworn, said?1 was called on
Saturday to-attend the deceased: she stated to mo that
she hsd been taking a quantity of arsenic, saying it was
half of the contents of a paper which then contained
arsenic; I applied the usual remedies la such case 3, but
unsuccessfully; she died at 4 o'clock that afternoon; I
sin of the opinion that death was the result of taking
arsenic; and from the history of the case, and theatate
ment of deceased to me, I do not think it necessaxry for
s post mortem examination.
The jury rendered the following verdict ?"That do.
cea-cd came to her death by suicide, by taking arsenic:
and we further state that we censure Dr. Barry for al
liwitig any person so ignorant of the nature of medicine
as H. 1'. Henderson shows himself to be, to take charge
of a drug store."
Ax l"**l?owx Man Forxn Dftowirto.?Coroner O'Pon
nsllyesterday held an inquest at pier 5<1 East river, on
the body of a largo sited man. tiuknown, with black haiv,
and whiskers under the chin. A bruise was visible or.
the bead, and a cut extending from the left side of the
ir.outli to near the chin. He luokcdllkea longshoreman.
A verdict was rendered of death from oauses unknown to
the jury.
Axctwxx.?The Coroner also held an inquest on the
body of ?n unknown man, of about 33 ysars of age,whose
body was found flouting in the Fast river, near pier
The deceased seemed to have been in the water some ten
cr twelve weeks. Verdict, "Death by drowning."
A Fatal Ao idext ? Coroner O'Donnell yesterday held
i an inquest at No. 4 Horatio street, on the body of .lames
Egsn, 47 year- of age. a native of Ireland, who came to
his death by accidentally falling from a pile of lumber
It appears the deceased was in the employ of Vnderhill
k Sen. lumber merchants in West street, nnd while on s
pile of lumber accidentally fell otf, and by the fall frac
tured the bones of the neck, causing slWiost instant
death. A verdict to that effect was rendered by the
A Boy ACciMBctaixt Drowxrd.?'Yesterday Coroner
Hilton 1'ldan inquest, at the house of Mr. Ilysn, n
P'oi'bth ntrest, near Tenth avenue, on the body of Pat
rick Kyan, a boy eight years of age. who came to his
death ly accidentally falling off the pier at the foot of
Fortieth street, and before assistance could be rendered
he was drowned. The poor bey was picking up ships,
and missing his balance, fell into the river and last nil
life. A verdict wee rendeted in accordance with the
above facta.
Sl't'DCX Death ?A man named Francis Conaty fell down
and expired In the entry of house No. 183 Fa-s Twenty
seventh street. The Coroner will hold an inquest on the
pgowxgr by Faiiok. ixtothbDone.?CorojerO'Poapcll
yesterday held an Inquest on the body of John Boss a
boy nine'years of age. whose death was caused h/ acci
dentally falling from pier 86 East rivew, into thsdoc'jr,
and was drowned. The deceased was picking up chips
and ventured too near the end of His pjec, when he
missed his footing and fell into the water. A verilct was
rendered of "accidental drowning."
Pied, st Indianapolis, oa the i7th inst of c-miesti'
fover. Nicholas Notary, Esq . in his fiftv ninth yes
He was one of tbo 4anv settlers of fod-anipolis wi
lately a Senatot 'n she I.egi?\atui? s.el e much respects
The YMhtlng Seuon-Annnal K?-ga(?ts Ot tV
New York Club,
The approach of lumner has warns 1 the yacht ng
men that their carnival is at baud. The fleet at Hobukeu
u undergoing * thorough overhauling preparatory to
the annual regatta on the Gist aud second days of J tne.
The fair/ craits whose sticks- have been sent down
during the winter, whose hatches have been cloeel/
battened down, aud whoee *ene; si appearance has been
an> thing but elegant, are now getting rapidly into sail
ing trim. Acre is a gieat deal of scraping, tarring,
painting and aetting up of rigging to be done yet;\but
everything will undoubtedly be ship-hapo before the
great day, and the contest will doubtless be an interest
ing one.
Vntbting is the only species of sport thet is entirely
free from objection. Tender hearted people object to
shooting and &ghiag on the ground that it is cruel to
take anirsal life for mere [etstasure. Many conscientious
individual* pat in a plea ag.aiast horse raeing. because,
as they allege, tbe uoMe anlntal is frequently tasked be
yond his strength. Prize lightiaj no longer receives the
patronage of snorting even wl)? indulge in sputfor
spurt's cake. Hut we never heard anybody object to a
yacht race; and there U hardly anything more exciting
than to sco a nolle fleet under full sail, with no eight
knot breeze. The ladies are happy to- patronrte yacht
races, aud their presence prevents thj oceurr.ti ? of
aiyof those disgraceful scenes which mnie'im, o r
the pleasure attendant upon other spoita.
In England, yachting holds the highes? rank among
national sports. From the Queen's owuyacli, the Fairy,
which is always seen oflf Cowes, when the Royal Yacl?t
Club's regatta take* place, down to the smallest ehai*
lop at Margate, every boat his had a race, aud is ready
for another. All classes participnto?frecly in the sport,
and the distinctions ot rank pais for little when yachting
men are engaged in an exciting race. The gentierven who
make valuable Recoveries in modelling or rigging yachts
are also highly honored, and we have no doubt of the
fact, which ha< Iwen publicly stated, that Messrs. C-eorge
Steers and R. B. Forbes are 'rotter known in Fjisdand
than in their own country.
The I'nited Stairs yacht clubu should be arrange A on
the broad democratic platform* which is the foundation
of our political edi'.tce, and which should also regulate
our social existence. The whole public would interest
themselves in yachting were it nod stated that a spiiit'
of cliqui-m and snobism rules the clubs It was stated
that when a complimentary dinner was given to the pro
prietor of the America, after his return from Europe,
no mention was made of Mr. George Steers, the builder.
The reason given is that the club desired that all the
credit of the yacht's victory should belong to one of
their set. Now, if this is true, it is very wrong and very
mean*, it assists the gentleman referred to, and preju
dices all sensible men against the club. No association
founded upon such principles, can ever be permanent
aud popular. We speak of it because we admire the
sport, and dc3ire that the New York Ya slit Club shall
be equal to any of the English rlubs. We have proved
that wrean build tbe yachts, and we tliink that we can
find the men to sail thru.
We advise every body to k(-ep a slinrp lookout to wind
ward for the annual regatta of tbe New York Yacht
Club, which is to take place at Hohoken on the first and
second thy* of Juno. The en'.rlcs for the race are as fol
A'atsr.'. Oi> nrit. 'lont
Cornelia Vice Com. Edgar t?0
Haze W. H. llunvun 110
Fprnv M. H. Grimed 40
Sybil E. C. Center 40
Una Mr. Rutherford 00
Gertrude.... J. Pendleton,'. 110
Sport.., Mr Ferris 30
Alpha 11. Morris '20
Ceres K. Ives *20
Esperaure W. Langdon 20
it is expected tlint several other boats will come i'n as
fo'dows ? Schooners Maria, 170 tons, Com. Stevens; i*?r.
CO tons, Mr. Ray. Starlight, ? tao3, Mr. Johnson. Sl?ps
Ju'.ta, 90 tons, J. Waterburv; Ariel, 12"j tons, Mr. Anderson.
The Julia is atili on the stock vat Mr. Steers' yard, and
it is-not probable that she can be launched in season dor
the race.
[? other cities, yachting is wall patronized, although
therewre bwt few regularly organised spirited races take
place t\cry year in Charleston, Mobile and New Orleans.
Oar Boston friend* have plenty of yachts?their pilot
beats are beautiful specimens ot naval architecture (one
of llvm* theCaquette, is one ef the finest and faste st
schooners in America); but they have no club. A move
ment !? to l>a> made to get up ramething of the kind. In
Bootoo, Salem, Mnrbleheod audl.ynn, there are thirty or
forty first clans yachts and. with the pilot boats, they
could make up a squadron ovor which any Comm'.doia
might he-proud to hoist his ponnant.
Why can't we have a gran '. national yacht race d ting
tb? coming summer >
Sew York Exit Annual C'onflrrenee.
!te Conference re aesem Jed in Brooklyn on rfa'.anhiy
tjorning at the usual hour, and the proceedingi were
opened with a prayer by the Ret. Or. Bangs. Slshop
Jones occupied the chair, and Bishop* Amos and Yaugh
s-eie present.
An appeal of Eli Barrel * a local preacher, was .resen',
sd, anil his case was aeraback to th^quarterly confer
eace for a new trial.
Rev. Or. Fior was apr ainted to preach the missionary
seimon on the evening *f the first dsy of the next an
nual conference.
Rer. Nicholas Owe >rd was admitted into full con
The Committee on Mi-iions submitted their report, in
which they express Om oonvictian that the >ause is of
paramount importance In diffusing abroad the glorious
G'ospcl of God our SiiTiour; tliet while they jehold wit'i
liveiy gratitude tho extension of this woric in foreign
lsn?l?, particularly in Africa and China, thay look with
peculiar pleasure upon the sucsess of domestic missions,
in extending the missionary work among the destitute
of our cities, they regard the Home Missionary Societies
as among its noot rfllcitnt agencies, and recom
mend their establishment in cv.ry city snd
considerable viliage. Collation- in the cause of ,
missions Is recommend d in sll the churches |
within tho ilii-hict. The practice of forming Juvenile I
auxiliary societies among .he children, of the .-A-bbatli ?
&rh< ids, where collection;- are made by the pujiK l? ,
ion.mended ar.d.enco'.iragod; and In rejard to the Ladles' ?
Home Missionary Society jo the l ive Points, they recoin- |
m< nd ihat similar missions be undertaken whero similar I
localities exirj. The report was ado- ted.
Tlie resolu Hons passed by tho Sen York Conference at
lis recent session, relative to the endowment of the Wei
iejsn Cnlvendtv, were taken up m<1 concurred in. snd
tk'e i residing Bishop was requested to appoint sn agent,
to carry out the object of the resolutions.
A ecu. gltlee couisting of Revs. L. t *rk, W.
Lewi*, snd J. chaw, was appointad to confer with Rev. 3.
W. CoggosbaU, the agent of tho Providence Conftreroa,
on the subject of divorces.
The Committee on tho Tract Csnso reported upon tho
subject, and expro-s the conviction that It is a me?** of
great usefulness. ji-1 recommend the appointment ?f an
?gent in this district
The ? enfetence then sdjo'Arned till Hendajr m< ining S'
10 o'Jock.
Personal Intelligence.
Ihe Hon Daniel M. Be-ringer la to America i Minister
tofpojn. arrived in Washington on the 10th last
Australia ia the clipper ship Vkahtisgals, *"*d May ,
cs.rs t hsriss Jtsjaoy, Vslrvtosn. MiRea, T i
?srd, Ooorge Howard, < apt *sd Mrs Raws. Mr( ana |
I Per A?
| <0?Messrs
j E Howard, i.n-rge tior.sru, ? ?pi ?u ?a? ?. ax
i Mrs Siutius, Mrs Jaai Walker .'Jul children. Mr sn. Mrs
i Moon i ,
<1 btii). Mrs Bridget Hsncejaa, MUMnolJaj,
Ml lias 1 ll.rtn Jl. Th;? < isris. Ij'te. n.lmejsr AJIsm,
ahunt t, John Hods, Id ward Wwih. PwSsr
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Mrs Delshiiii.., ?? -----
Schneider, Ueesgs WebmM. M.nm l.^innr. Wsn Bays.-.,
Jouph D'lensT Alois 5K??r. Hcmj O N'..'ll J?*oph
Marlotte, Baptise Veroictte tdjjand Do vsrdine,
Ray. John Bandit- a l.to Dickie CU PclUaY AUaKsnt.
Cbftnmstb Woedwoith, George Weodworth, Tuppe* Cnel
maa, The# RsvnaMk J?"" *
Le< pard.J Fnfler aad McDoBaagh a
IreA.d, J.?e. r;wk.r.,JM I l??tei. ?loa
PolloeS, Jobs
snd wife. Gee
. _ :olm McLaren,
Geo Cas'lsi. Ri< s Lesley. Wm ?neseU, John Roach, GeMge
llutruwM Dessisle". Rd Carroll, t.vo Aadsesos, Alsa
II' mlrev. Fraaaia Collins, Th Dssittslni. (Uary MaroatSS.
II M a xtllti, G?? C Olbisn, Michael Murphy, Abreast*
7a?mr Jss W Rows.Wm Hswton, Geo Morrow Jsha
J. rn Colin Thcn.srn, BesJ Wslker, John UrlbbtS. Charles
I I rier. Jobs Andrewi. Ale* Bn.bony, F.p>rsl<n Bsrbsnr,
Ale* lists'sos. John Qttillaa, if O'Btitn. W Sparrow.
J?ba Bei'.eley
froai Norfolk, Ao, la tho steamship Ross?kse-IIenry
l.udlsm and sob. MnG W Simmons. Oram C noad, Joha J
Pesrro, Jno Drlakard and lady. Is Taylor, lady and twa
cbildroa Robert Anderson and lady, Aata Oroosl. Mtoe R
W< odws.-d Mist Ssrah Bstoa, Charles M Drown, Crawford
M Oliver. Capt O \ Wnrrlag, Lewis EtUagor, Jsha J Ora_
hem, ? C b'likeroos J D Read, fa R Aloosk, II King. W
1) Barber, J E Myers, P m D Roberts Jr, Owen M Jones.
Tbrs C Kin- ad. Mrs !. M Bn hanin snd dsaghtor. A n Ki-k
lisrt. Mite I'mily K Hob'ntoa?*od 2f ia stoe-?*s.
From 1 irsrsw, a tii.p C C Csopar?-Capt S Alsmi, Capt
?cb.nson MrGibV.ae
F; >m 0 Urat cny ig brie C ? ds ( B l;vtf?J Osi|v.
From Neilco.
rumored rirrrnE of acapuloo?kxpkctad iu?rou.<
Ualt'? >ar, May 21, IMC
Th* ChAr'eslon Courier publishes a letter from Memica,
dated on the &ti* uatan?, which stat- ? that Santo Aam
had reached a village near the city, where Madame Sent*
Anna had gone to join him. The general impression is
the city wse, that he had retaken and garriaoned A caput-,
co, und that he had reopeui-d communication betweem
the capital and that port.
Mr. Edwards, President of the .'eooduras Railroad Com
pany has arrived at Mobil?. and .-eports that the Con
gress of Honduras has ratified the conttact rranting t*
the company two aud a half million a "res of la*d to oMI
in the ''instruction of the road.
Cam uses oi? the Nchrsaks Bill.
W aea acTO.s, May 21, MU
(xuiu es of the friends and -ppoueuta of the Ne
braska bill were held last night. The opponents of th*
tdl! decided to avail themselves of every honorable ex po
ll cut to prevent the question l<einj taken before th*
time fixed for taking up the Pacific Railroad bill eat^
The opposition apj>ear to bo well organised and de
.'?nutned. Everything now promises son* very exciting f
scene* in the Ueuse. The friends of thv bill are eves*
mre sanguine thou their opponents.
ifsnator Everett'* Letter of Resignation.
Botox, May 31, 1864.
feuvtor Evi-ett ha, writi-a the followiuryletter to
Governor Washburn:?
Boston, May 18, 1864.
fhH?1 regret to-have to inform you that I am under
the necessity of resigning cay ?-at in the Somite of tho
United Stutes. When 1 conaented to be a candidate foe
ihat place: the imp-oved state of niv health led met*
hope that should, in tliat respect. Im- fully equai to ita
ditties?a lope afterwards confirmed by the experience of
a laborious winter in the Department of State. I wan,
however. In the course of the tact autumn, much indlo
iiffcd, and during the present session of Congress ray
health lias bestt greatly impaired. It is now such as t*
?nuke it impossible for me, either with respect
to daily attendance on the Senate or the adequate pre
paration for important subjects cf discussion?not t??
mention the bunion of business correspondence, which
is very heavy?to discharge my official duties in 11 pro
per manner.* This must of necessity be still more tho
case with the advance of the warm season and the in
creasing length of the daily sessions; and I could not
persevers in the effort without incurring the risk of th*
most serious consequences. For this- reason, after anx
ious deliberation, aud in obedience to the decisive opin
ion of niy long-experienced and eminent family physician
Dr. Warren, I Uavefoltfit my" duty to resign my seat?Mi*
resignation to take effect on the first of June. In thn*
retiring froui the public servito to v hicli, with little in
tci mission, I have devoted myself for thirty years, I bog
leave to express my deep and grateful sense ol obligation
for the many distinguished marks of confidence wHIn
which I have been honored by the people and the Legis
lature of my native State, linil by the executive of th*
Union. Wiih my fervent prayerr* for the honor and
welfare of our beloved Commonwealth and country, I
rem:.in, sir, most lespectfullv, your obedient servant,
To his F.xeellenev Covcrnor W.UJ'Hnnw.
PrnbJ ItTtan Assembly?4?l<* 8choel>
Bur AM). May 21, 1864.
Th? Dev. Mr Wmj.s, of the Dutch-Reformed Church,
stated that the Church had uow 340 chnrehee and
40,009 members.
Communication> were received fronv the Congrega
tionailsts of Boston, through Mr, EMridge; also, from
the association of New Hampshire, through Dr. Snvagej
from the General Conference of MMine. tlirough Dr.
Shepley, and from -the General C'cnCeretsre of Rhod*
island, through Tr. Alexander.
The Rev. T. McGiiHvas appointed -.0 the Professorship
of Pastoral Theology of Princeton tw-risoary.
The report of the Danville Seminaey states that th*
total f ind raised this year was over SW.080.
The Union t-'emlngty reports th?> its vested fun-fi
amounts to $04,<100.
Dr. Van Rensselaer, Secretary of tLA Board of Kduca
tion, r-od an Interesting report, id which he states thnA
the new candidates lor th*. ministry this year, number
140. Tha Board rcconr menus an increase of the appro
priation to students. The report shops the receipts of
the yew to have been f<14,000, and thobalance on hand
is stated at 911.000. Much iuiportanoe is attached to
the foundation of a reliyio** school forth* young, whiela
is xtroagly urged by the Board.
Pap>?? were presented) requesting llw formation of *
Synod out of Baltimore, and two other- Presbyteries, now
part 0/ the Synod of Philadelphia.
Dr. Kobkriwox, of Baltimore, moved that,the request b*
A '.wrm <'cbate ensued. Ur. Mi'-cxev xcq?po-e 1 the rr
queet. Tiio question va? not deoiilcd at the hour of ad
Dr. Rice, of Missouri, is dangerously ill at Cleveland.
DSniiollcnl Attempt nt Murder and Armn.
Brerois, Mar 21. 1864.
hast evening, at about 10 o'clock, two men called at
ths shop of Mr. Pollard, a currier, in Charlestown, and;
afler knocking him down, gagged him with a plaster *f
tor, and robbed biro of six hundrvd dellars, which wer*
it bis pocket. They then covered him with shaving*,
est fire to tliem,and decamped,looking tlie shop door. Th*
lames bursting out, caused an alarm of fire, when Mr
P. was rescued by the firemen, having been badly burnt.
Tl* Propeller Kent.
Bcmio, May 21, 1861.
The crew of tho propeller Kant have [arrived, xfl safe.
The flro rriginatci in the freight bold, supposed fr*ra th*
bursting of son,e combustible nqatter. The c-Ego be*
lorge-l principally to paitiee in Milwaukl* and \Aseng*
The propeller wse insured 98.000 in the Buffalo .Mutual,
and li.000 in the C'lcvelan i Mutual Insurance Company.
Krmjt In tl?c Qm?go Canal,'
8t*acu?, May 1i, 1864.
Iser* *ai ? break in (he embankment of the Oswregm
C'p-jal this rrerning. at level No. 11, and fifty feet wsw
w ashed awr y. It wiU.be re pa 'red on Monde./.
Meloiioholy tatnally.
P*TTUWON, l+J 21, ISJ4.
A man tamed iic'ilf, about sixty years of age, and him
wife, wee instant'yr killed this morning, bw being throw*
Iri'tnthssr carriage while returning frorA,?bureh.
PiinrinaNi ?. Miy|20, Had.
(.Veen?The t?le? fer the week hi*# heed modacate,
with jut quotr.ile chang* in price*. Wool?There waae
conr/teruble demand tlur ng the etekf partof the Wlk.
and considerable ssies were effiated. hnt without
rli ngc in pr ces. except for the loaaet qualities, wlitalu
be.it rlight/y declined, hate* for khe week, 109,800 Ibe.
F anting cloths?Market quiet f ad price* no tanged,
relet 14 mO jfec?"
.Jarwey City Xrwi,
lixroKT or tiii OraMR* o? m Poor.?The annual re
port 11 Mr. WhiWev, the t)rer?eer of the Poor aad Super
mini lent of the tfm* House, has been rendered for the
year ending lat of Mayir.i t. Relief has barn alfoniwt
dur?g the year to 2?t adults and 427 children of the
on a door poor, by giving them orders for groceries
JoxtK ? and as many har e been aided by donation* of
ael. The Anne House expenses have beea ta follow*:?
for relief of outdoor nor ? II.M W .
Alma House household expense*.. 1,500 04
Total 92.190 ?
i Die groceries and goods en hao I are valued at 2M 84
I The numlier of persons admitted daring the veer weO
00 whore native places are as follow a ? United State*,
j 80; Ireland. 44. hnglind, 0: Scotland, 4; Germany. I;
j France I. "f theae 21 .ere nun, 31 were women, ami
I ;.S were children. Five of th# cbil/ren have >*?n adopted.'
There were remaining in the Alma Houaa, 1st o( Maw
' inst , 6 men, 12 women, and 13 children There dieifc
during the rear 3 men, I woraan. and 0 children. Thm
genersl health of thoae in th* in?titntleo hat been toA.
! There have been eases of imailpox aad fewers of th*.
| worst hind, bnt they have been confined to the small
hospital building cn the Alms House premises. All oC
i the children are kept ia the nurtery. under the care of
two women, and ar# maeh happier' than whea allow*,f
' to mingle with tho adults. The Alms Hnxme ht fre
quently visited by ladies of Jersey (It.v, and a SnHhnkik
I cchool la sustained.
Sai r or Rlst Estatc ?There were soUl hy a notion
over sixty lota, on Friday last, at Greenville, a few mile*
; from Jersey Cltv, on Bergen Point Th* lots varied he
six* from 2/i\80 to 29*173. The prices tl?*y sold foe
varied from 870 to 924*1 each.
SaiOT* r* lloxns of Qtbn Virrotu.?On Saturday, at,
I noon, a mval sslnte of twenty one gun ? area 9red at th*
Cunard docks. Jeraer City, in honor of th* birthday nf
Queen Vtrtoria. Pie British mail ateamsh.'.p Uuropx.
lying at the Canard Jock, ws? '{*?-? t wi\J? fcnis taU'AJ*
of tire saalrerrrry.

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