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New Book*.
Harper A Brothers have just published a revised
edition of Greene's "History of Greece," with sup
plementary chapters on Greek literature an 1 art
The works of Gillies, Mitford, and other h storians>
who treated the subject prior to Grote, are written
from such an English aud purely aristocratic point
of view, that they present in a distorted and false i
light the leading characteristics of Greek polity aud
civilisation. The last named writer, however,
brought to his task not only a mind of sound philo
sophical stamp and vast erudition, but sincere re
publican convictions, snd he has consequently given
to the world a work unequalled for the breadth and
justness of its views, its patient and accurate re
search, and its logical deductions. As, however,
Grote's work is, from its extent and volumlnousness,
adapted rather to the use of the advanced student
than to that of the beginner, Mr. Greene has proper
ly stepped in to supply the want so generally felt of
a more condensed history, which, whilst it preserved
the leading features of Grote's enlightened and phi
losophical mode of treatment, would present the
subject in somewhat more of an American light
The author, who has earned a well merited reputa
tion by his previous publications, has discharged
his task in a pleasing, graceful aud scholastic m in
ner. His work will, we have no doubt, take a
high rank amongst the classical compendiums of
our colleges and schools.
Appleton A Co. have republished Parkyn's " Life
in Abyssinia," one of the most amusing and graphic
works of travel that have of late years issued from
the English Press. The fruukneis and naivett of
manner in which the author makes confession
to the most fastidious of publics of the relish with
which he entered into, aud enjoyqd some of, the dis
gusting and revolting habits of the barbar >us people
amongst whom he voluntarily settled down for so
cng a period, will excite a sniHe at the strange in
congruities of taste and plasticity of mind, which
ransfo, mcd an aristocratic lounger of the London
clubs into a contented denizen amongst tribes of
dirty savages, but little removed in their tastes
firm the condition of cannibals. Although he ne
ver himself witnessed the fact stated by Bruce
" about their eating stakes cut from the live one,"
he expresses his conviction that such a habit pre
vails amongst the Gallas, and he wonders that any
surprise should be manifested on the subject in a
country where salmon are crimped and eels
skinned alive. The retort has some justice in
it, and we have no doubt that those who
carry their epicurean tastes to this inhuman ex
treme would appreciate with the same relish as Mr.
Parkyns, the juiciness and tenderness of raw beef
steaks, smoking hot from the slaughter-honse. It
will be seen from the subjoined extract that even in
this remote part of the world "the fashions" exer
cise as despotic a sway as in more civilized coun
tries, and that our author curiously enough succeed
ed in setting himself up as a leader of ton.
For dross, the male Abyp-dnians wear a pilr of tight
cotton inexpressibles, a Urge belt, aud a - quarry," or
mantle of the same material. As I have before remarked,
the dresa of the soldi era and peasantry is nearly alil.e,
that of the former being only of a rather more stylish
?ut. Much in tbe aame way as in England, and every
where in Europe, the "citadini" are distinguishable from
* the "contartini" by the cut of their cloth. Xow as this
Inferiority of the countryman In the style of his clothes,
Whether In Abyssinia or elsewhere, depends not so much
en his taste as on the ignorance of his tailor, I shall in
my description allude to the costume of those who lead
the fashion?not of those who make ineffectual attempts
at following it. If a stranger were to attempt to d' -
acribe the dress of un Englishman, he ought surely to
choose his model at a good tailor's.
The trousers are of a soft-textured but rather coarse
ootton stuff, made in the country, and are of two sorts;
one called ?? ealiiss," the other "coumta." The former
reaches half way down the calf of the leg, the Utter to
about three or four Inches above the knee. Both, if the
wearer be a dandy, are made skin tight I might eater
into a long account of the peculiar fashions to which
these trousers are subject, parts being doubled, parts
single. One year it may be the fashion to have the seam
at the side of the " callfss," below the lite". of about two
inches long only, before it branches off on the thlrh:
while anottcr year it will be lengthened to six or eight
inches. The last was the measure at which I left it.
This, however, was con-idered so very ultra fashionable,
that, except Pejatch Pbetou. myself, ant one or two
others, few dared to attempt it. It was 1 and my friend
Shetou who first introduced tbo habit of allowing the
sword to swing perpendicularly from the side, instead of i
sticking out horiiontallv. like a dog's tail; as well as of I
wearing the belt oyer the hips, instead of round the waist
and up to the armpits, as it was worn when I first ar
rived. These, with the increased length of trousers,
renchirg as we wore them to nearly the ancle, nui jo
tight below that it took an hour to draw them over the
he? 1 gave a very fast look, and were m ch patronized by
"Young Aby ra.nia," though invariably decried by re
aper table elderly gentlemen. I hive before mentioned
how poor SfcHon got turned out of lus father's tent tor a
lit'In too much ot this exaggeration in costume.
The belts vary in length from fifteen to sixty yards,
and are about one yard in width, lu quantity of eotton
they ate nearly all of the same weight, as the \ cry long
?nes arc in propoi tiou finer than the -horte.-. \n ordi
nary soldier's belt will measure from thirty to forty cu
bit a (fifteen to twenty yards). The one I usually a
was seventy cubits long (thirty fle yards): while a few
great chief'? among them Dejatch Weld* \ ersous, Oubi's
ancle, who like giving tl.emrelves the trouble of turnl ig
round for a few minuter every time they put on their
belts or tale 'lit m off?hare them as long ar one hun
dred and twenty cubits (sixty yards). T.e bolt is worn
as a sort of defer-ivo aimor. I hate heard men assert
thai it will protect its wosrer not only from a club blow
or sword cut, but oven from the lance of snonemy; while
others, who deny that it would resist a fair stroke of a
lance, approve of K as a protection against blows which
may glance off the shield, or which, bavin pierced .je
sbi-lo, (as they often do, if from carelessness or clums,
ness tue lance point be allowed to fall perpendicularly ou
it.) would otherwise wound, or perhaps kill, its owner.
The " quarry" is the principal article of Abyssinian
dress It is of cotton, and very tine and soft?those of
the richer being finer but proluibly not so serviceable as
those of the poorer class. It is ma le in three pieces:
rach piece is about three feet broad by fifteen feet long.
Near both ends of each pieco Is a red stripe, dve or six
inches broad. To sew the three pieces toge -r, one is
first taken and doubled carefully, so that the rsd stripes
of each end come exactly together. A second piece is
thea-taken, and also folded, but inside out. and one half
of it laid under and the other half over the first piece, to
that the four re I borders now come together. One edge
of this quadruple ' loth is then sewed from top to bottom,
and the last mentioned piece is turned back, so that the
two together form one double cloth of two breadths. The
third piece is now added in a similar manner, an<^ the
whole forms a "quarry," which, lest my reader should
have got confuted in the above description, is a whi.e
double cloth, with a red border near the bottom only : the
breadth of the ' quarry" is nine feet bv seven and a half
long An inferior qnality of this cloth is made of much
coarser material, and without a stripe. Ths passes cur
rent in the markets of Tigri-, aud is in fact thoir
money; as salt, the Ambura coin, and even dollars,
are here counted as articles of commerce. The lower
class of servants and working people wear these
inferior cloths stitched together on common occa
sions. and perhaps have for Sunday best a "wclda
Gabcr" or cheap "quarry" with a blue stripe. But
above all is the "mergeff," s sort of cloth made after
the fashion of the first mentioned one, but of such fine
ness that it requires to be of six pieces instead of three
to give it sufficient body, snd is worn quadruple instead
of double. Its stripe or border is of red, yellow, and
blue silk, neatly worked together, instead of plain red
ootton. Such an article of finery is, of course, worn
only by ladies and some few gTeat men. It might cost
about iJOs., while the price of s good "quarry" woulH
be about 13s., or less, according to Its quality and tL,
value of cotton in the market. The methods of putting
? i. the cloth are as various as the modes of wearing ?
highland plsid. One of the moat ordinary ways is first
to place it Uka a closk over the shoulders: 'the right end,
which Ic purposely left longest, is then thrown over the
left shoulder; snd the bottom border, which would >< r
wise, from its length, trail on the ground, is gat) eJ
ever the right shoulder. Thus tbe right arm is at li
berty,* but the left covered. This, however, may be
easily remedied by lifting op the left side of the rloth and
placng it over the left shoulder in a moment, when both
hands are required for any exercise.
The sleeping arrangement* of |an Abysdni tn ft
?nily are also somewhat peculiar, and suggest rather
uncomfortable ideas, according to our notions of
audi things.
Before sleeping, the men take off their belts and trou
? re without di-arranging their cloth, which it of iU?lf
?nfflrient to keep them perfectly corered: and the wom?n
likewise direst themselves of their shirts. A bachelor
rolls himrelf np in hie cloth?head, feet. tact, and all
completely covered up. This I found at first a rather
disagreeable mode of sleeping. but soon got accustomed
to It, and ultimately eTen preferred it to any other. Mar
ried couples sleep in the same manner?that is, ignite
waked, but rolled up close together in a sort of hydro
pathlc dry peck, or double mummy faehlon. They ma
nage this, however, very cleverly, and I have often,
when sleeping In a r -om with two or three married sou
C, been astonished stdhe graceful manner In which
r prepared their bed without in the least degree ei
peeing their bod lee. They are seated either on the Boor
or "armt," the man at the woman's right haad. and
when It is proposed to rstlre to rest, they place the short
eide of their "quarries" under each other and the long
onee over, so that they remain in the middle hilf 7>f
each of their eloths under them and half over, without
aay danger of their getting untucked. I have si-eu as
many as five couple packed up in this manner, all hu 1
died together on one skin, snd often, when wishing to
leaves room daring the night, from the heat or close
ness, haee been unable to pasa without wakiug up some
of the sleepers on the door, so closely were they pecked
?men, women, end children.
The Knott and th? Russians la the title of ano
ther of that shoal of publication*? half political and
half descriptive- which ia now issuing from the
preen, and for which the magnitude of the interests
involved in the present contest lias created a de
mand. Most of the information which it conveys ia
already familiar to us through the medium of other
? Both in color and In the manner in which it 1* von,
the quarry of the Abyssiniana may be seen to have much
afhi ity with lbs toga of the ancient Komsns, which, If
my elaeelc lore fail me not, was white, with a colored
holder, and worn oovenng the left shoulder, but leaving
the i ifhtaJBi at liberty. '
sources, but at the same time the leader will
And collected in a condensed and convenient
form, a variety of interesting and carious facts !
bearing noon the internal institutions and policy of {
RuKsiu, which wen* previously only to be met with
scattered tbrongh different publications. The work '
was originally published in French, and, as might '
be expected, is somewhat prejudiced in its general I
tone against Russia. Apart from this obvions bias !
en the part of the apthor, the i>ook will be found
useful 111 the consideration of the questions which 1
are now agitating the world.
Fanny Fern's second series of "Fern leaves" fully
sustains the distinctive character which her previous
works won for the writer. It is a pity, however,
that the great talents displayed by her should not be
concentrated on some more sustained and elaborate
effort?in the higher walks of literature.
Crosby and Nicholls, of Boston, have published
the biography of Pierre Toussaint, the faithful and
warm-hearted negro, who died in June last, in this
city, after devoting the greater part of his life to the
sustentation and support of a beloved mistress,
when deprived, by a cruel combination of misfor
tunes, or her family and estate. The virtues dis
played by this remarkable man in the humble sphere
in which he mottd, and which won for him the es
teem and regard of ail who came in contact with
him, justify this touching memorial of his worth.
Morion and Griswold, of Louisville, have issued in
pamphlet form the report of two aermons delivered
Dy the Rev. John H. Heywood, of that city, on the
occasion of the death of Mr. William H. Butler, the
victim of the late melancholy tragedy which was
enacted in that city.
Wc have received the twelfth annual report of the
Board of Education, and will take an early opportu
nity of analyzing its oontents
We also have to acknowledge the receipt of the
Rules and Regulations of the Cemetery of the Ever
grti lis. together w ith a copy of the act of the Legis
lature incorporating the association.
Pkhiooicals.?" Graham's Magazine" for June
is an excellent number. Under the head of " Art
ai d Artists of America," it contains a well-written
hi* graph? and portrait of Charles lairing Elliott.
The paper on Bchamyl and the Caucasus pos
sesses the attraction of present interest, in which
by the by the articles in this magazine cannot be
always said to excel. The " United States Review"
for June comes down heavily upon N. P. Willis, in
an article more remarkable for critical judgment
than we expected to find in its pages. '1 he public
ta.-te, although for a time led away by the eccen
tricities of this writer, has at last vindicated itself
by consigning him to that literarv bourne from
whence but f<w return. The " Art Journal" for
May is a superb number. The principal engravings,
consisting of copies of Land seer's fine painting of
war and Sir Joshua Reynold's portrait of himself,
are admirably executed. The " Practical Mechan
ic's Journal' for June contains in addition to its
ordinary matter, a variety of interesting notices re
lating to American inventions. This new feature
w ill we have no doubt have the effect of widely.ex
tending its already large circulation.
Professor Loomis has published a new and revised
edition of this valuable work on the elements of the
anatomy, physiology and hygiene of the human sys
tem. It is profusely illustrated with wood cuts.
The publishers are Messrs. Sheldon, Lamport &
Blakcniaii.
Sadlier & Co. have issued a neat little pocket edi
tion of the Poor Scholar and other tales of Irish life
- by William Carleton. With the exception of
i.?nim and Gerald Griflin, no writer has succeeded
in depict ing >*> faithfully all the virtues and failings
of the Irish character.
Under the title of "Christian Greatness," the P"v.
Dr. Hague has given to the world his discourse wa
vered on the occasion of the funeral solemnities of
the Hon. Friend Humphrey.
Superior Court?Oenernl Term.
Present?Chief Justice Oakley and lion. Judges l>uer,
Bosworth and Slosson.
Mat 27 Samuel Thlmodge against Richard Up
john.?Appeal dismissed with cost".
Herman Watson against Jerolemo Donadi.?Ap
peal sustained, without costs to either party.
Jeorge F. Talman vs. Henry L. Franklin.?This
case came up to test the decision in the Court below,
where the plaintiff's complaint was dismi ssed. The
defendant purchased lots at a sale, and afterwards
refused to take them, as they were resold at a lower
price, and the action was brought to recover the
difference. On the part of the defendant it was set
up and contended that the memorandum describing
the lots, which wss exhibited at the time of sale,
was too uncertain in its description of the location
<?1 ihc* lots, and it was on this argument that the
Court lelow was guarded In it' decision. The Cour,
above, in its judgment maintained the decision o
the Court below, and gave judgment for the de
fondant.
Francis B. O'Conor vs. Charles Saiuifird,?
This cu.-acume up on appeal. The plaintiff owned
a house in Hamilton street, and had contra cted with
the defendant, who is a mason, to build, aud the
-uit was brought for a breach of the contract. By
it terms the builder bound himself to lay ihc base
of the wail ft certain number of feet below the sur
face of the earth. The amount of the contract was
l aid but two years. When the o wner of the adjoinin y
lot began to build and to excavate for a foundation,
it wis found that the contract had not been com
pleted. In the Court below a verdict was given for
the piaintiff. and this Court gave a judgment afllnn
i"g ibrt verdict.
OBTAINING GOODS UNDER FALSE FI'.FTENCES.
John 11. Keyser against William H. Harbeck,
John II. Harbeck, Saml. Ward, Rodman M. Price,
and Levis Deitz.?Thin was an action to ret ?er
,000, the value of goods purchased from the pi un
til!' under alleged false pretences. It appears that
in April, 1850, a person named l'eas applied to pur
chase from Keyser a quantity of hardware for Cali
fornia, and said that he wanted it for a wealthy
house in Wall street, who did not wish to be known
as trading with California, and that he Would pay
for it in cash as soon as the goods were put on board
the vessel, lie said that Ward and Price were
his principals. On this representation some of the
goods were pnt on board a vessel for California; bat
before all the goodswere shipped, Keyser applied to
Peas for the money, and he said that his principals
(Ward and Price! would not pay for them until they
received the ship s receipt for all the gi iods. Key er
continual to deliver the goods, and Peas took re
ceipts for them from the captain of the vessel, but did
not pay the money to plaintiff, who then made appli
cation to Ward and Price, who, it appeared, had
also been deceived. Peas had asked them to ad
vance money on goods for California, and they
agreed to advance fifty ner cent, and took the re
ceipts he got for the goods, supposing that he was
the owner of them, and on those receipts they got
the bill of lading from the master of the ship. The
plaint ill then applied to them for the goods, and
they offered to assign the bill of lading to him o 1
being paid their advances. A demand was th- i
made for the goods by the plaintiff, but th?mast
of the vessel would not give them without gettii ;
back the bills of lading.
Judge Bosworth delivered an elaborate opinion
in this case, of which the following is a brief ab
stract :?" The question argued at the general tcr n
by the counsel of all the parties, as being the princi
pal one arising in the cause, is this : Can a party
who has been fraudulently induced to sell and de
liver goods by means of false pretences, indictable
under the Revised Statutes, reclaim them from 0..0
who has bona fide bought and obtained possession
of ticm from the fraudulent vendee ? The plain
tiff's counsel insists that when a party is deprived
of his goods by acts amounting to a felony at com
mon law, his title cannot be divested by a sa'e to a
U na fide purchaser. This is not denied. But he
also insists that the Revised Statutes have made the
obtaining of goods by false pretences a felony, an I
that it follows that the general rules of law an
cable to the rights of an owner of property felonious
ly taken,are applicable with cqnal force to property
taken from him by false pretences, indictable by the
Revised Statutes. The defendants concede that a
party who has been deprived of his property by acts
amounting to a felony at common law m?y reclaim
tliem from one who has bona fide bought them
from the felon. But they insist, that when the
owner has delivered them to a third person, intend
ing at the tinie of the delivery to part with
his title to such person, though he may have been
induced to deliver them with such inteut,
by fraud or false pretences, he cannot reclaim tliem
from one who may have Mna fide bought them from
the pcrso 1 to whom they were so delivered. * ?
* * I think the definition of the term "felony,"
fonnd in the statute, was enacted for the mere pur
piw of giving it a definite meaning when found in
statutory law, and without any design of affecting
by it the rights or liabilities of third persons, result
ing from ordinary and bona fide transactions between
them and any one who may have obtained the pro
perty to which the transactions relate, by acts which
were not a t'elony at common law, but which, by the
Revised Statutes,may prdsibly be an offence coming
within the definition of a felony. ? ? ? ? From
the mariner in which the cause was submitted to the
jury, it is quite evident that the counsel for the
plaintiff did not suppose that there was any evidence
on which he could anticipate a verdict, tbat the de
fendants, Wsrd and Price, did not advance in good
faith, or that there was any use to have the question
submitted. We do not think that the evidence dis
closes a knowledge on their part of any facts or cir
cwnstaaces which mike it proper to grant a new
trial for the purpose of having that question sub
mitted. The verdict being subject to the opinion of
the court upon the questions or law arising upon the
evidence, nnd thai being of a character to justify
ejpeciflc int-tractions to. the jury upon all the ques
tion''of fact, except the one s|>?cially found, and the
liberty lie'ng reserved to the court to order a non
suit. ard that deposition,being a iustone, aocordiug
tc the case presented to us, a judgment of nun ? aR
must be entered. The verdict was therefore set
aside, and judgment entered for the defendants.
Michael Laconr against The Mayor, Ac., of New
York.?Judgment for plaintiff on verdict.
David Dowa against James Perrin.?Judgment for
plaintiff on verdict.
The Tempo ranee Movement.
TO TBI INHABITANTS OF THB NINTH WARD.
Fellow-Citizens:?The undersigned, Commis
sioners of Excise for this ward, would respectfully
state the reasons for die course we have pursued in
relation to lioenses for the sale of intoxicating
liquors. We were elected with the express under
standing, by all parties, that we would not grant
any licenses for the sale of suoh liquors, to be used
as a beverage; and in refusing to grant snch licen
ses we have only met the expectations of the
friends as well as the opponents or the liquor traffic,
and have acted in accordance with the principles we
held before our elections.
It is conceded that spirituous liquors are some
times required for medicinal, mechanical, and sacra
mental purposes; but there are so many facilities for
obtaining wine for sacramental purposes, that there
can be no necessity for licensing any one in this
ward, to sell wine merely for this purpose.
We tiave been willing to give every facility for
obtaining this article to those .who require it for
medicinul purposes; but being well convinced that
most of those who would say that they wanted a li
cense to sell for medlainal purposes would abuse
such license, and sell to those who would drink to
excess, and thus perpetuate all the evils of intem
perance, we determined to confine the sale for medi
cinal pmpoaes to reliable men, who keep other
drugs and medicines for sale, and who would give
sufficient assurance that they would sell the article
only for strictly medicinal purposes.
Very Htrong inducements have been urged upon
us to license a few respectable grocers to sell liquor
by retail. But the resolution passed by a vote of
three to one in both Boards of the Common Coun
cil, and approved by the Mayor, desigued to con
form the action of the Excise Commissioners to the
provisions of the statute, forbids the sale of liquor
to be diank in tbe same place where liquor is sold
'by retail. We could not, then, lor this important
reason, license any men to retail liquor, unless we
could have satisfactory evidence that they would
entirely refrain from the sale to be used as a
beverage.
We are also in principle particularly opposed to
tbe sale of liquor in places where provisions are
sold. This we Delieve to be the origin of a large
part of the worst evils of intemperance in our ward
and city. Under no circumstances, in our opinion,
should intoxicating liquors be kept for s tie in the
tame place where groceries and family provisions
are bom.
As to licensing porter-houses and tippling-shops,
where idle and vicious men and boys are accustom
ed to congregate, we have had no doubt respecting
our duty. W e could not have the shadow of an ex
cuse, or feel for one moment justified in authorizing
the men who keep sncli places to continue their dis
reputable business, alike injurious to individuals and
to the whole community.
There remained but one other class of places that
had any claim for license tq sell intoxicating drinks;
that was taverns, where suitable provision was m ide
for lodgers and travellers. The laws of the State
provide that any such place may be duly licensed,
with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of
a bouse of public entertainment, withont the liberty
of selling intoxicating drinks. Such houses of pub
lic entertainment we offered to license, but no appli
cant was willing to take a license for a tavern to
furnish rest and refreshment to weary travellers, un
less he could have the liberty of supplying them
and all others with any quantity and all varieties of
intoxicating drinks.
The subscribers could see no valid reason why
intoxicating driffks should be sold in houses opublic
entertainment, If that traffic is everywhere * lse for
bidden on account of its inherent evil and immoral
tendencies. Nor could we see why tavern keepers
should be legally provided with the means of mak
ing strangers and travellers drunk, and fitting them
to commit crimes, cause disturbances, riots, and taxa
tion, when, both by law and by the universal senti
ment of the people, they are positively forbidden, un
der heavy penalties, from pursuing such a coarse in'
relation to our own citizens.
While, therefore, we have been willing to make
ample provision for the sale of spirituous liquors for
medical aud other lawful and proper purposes, we
have been compelled to refuse all the applications
that have been made for license to sell intoxicating
drinks in this ward, from a deep conviction of the
responsibilities of our official station, as guardians
of the public welfare, and conservators of the pub
lic peace, solemnly bound by our oath of office to
pre lect both the public and private interests of the
people against the cupidity and recklessness of self
ish men, who would enrich themselves by fostering
and aggravating the depraved appetites of drunk
ards, multiplying inebriates, paupers, and criminals,
from our sober and virtuous young meu, and impos
ing upon community the continuance and increase
of ull the burdens of taxation, suffering, degrada
tion, and crime, engendered by intemperance.
With entire confidence in the justice and expe
diency of the course we have adopted, we throw
ourselves upon this moral, religious, and patriotic
community, to be encouraged and sustained in tbe
efforts we shall most assuredly make to have all the
laws ami ordinances promptly and energetically en
forced, which are designed to restrain the ravage:
of intemperance, and to suppress the illegal sale of
intoxicating drinks.
Petes P. Voorhis, Alderman Ninth ward.
Henry P. 8ke, Councilman, '21st district.
Chari.es J. Holder, " 22d "
C. 8. Cooper, " 23d "
Alfred Brush, " 24th ?'
New York, May 26th, 1854.
Religions Intelligence.
The anniversary sermon of tne City Missionary
Society of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church
will be preached by the Rev. T. L. Cuyler, this even
ing, in the Lafayette Place Dutch Church.
Rev. H. Mattison, late pastor of John street
Methodist Episcopal Church, in this city, will enter
upon his labors as pastor of the Trinity Methodist
Episcopal Society, this day. Till the new church
edifice is erected, the pnblic services will be held in
Coi tinental Hall, comer of Thirty-fourth street and
Eighth avenue.
There will be preaching every Sunday in the
Irish Evangelical Mis^ou Church, 187 Bowery.
St. George's Chapel?All strangera in New Vnrk
are respectfully informed that the Protestant
copal Church comer of Cliff and Beekman streets,
is open for divine service every Sunday.
INSTALLATIONS.
Re v. Thomas Dawes, late of Fairhaven wan in
stalled t \cr the Hawes Place Society, Soutu ^jston,
on the 21st inst.
Ri v. Charles Dame on the 17th inst. was in
i i .d pai-tor over the Congregational Church and
Society in Brentwood, N. H.
INVITATIONS.
The Rev. J. Brash, of Annondale, Scotland, has
been unanimously called by the Fifth Associ Iie
' rmed Presbyterian Church, of this city, to become
their pastor.
Rev. L. G. Ware, of Boston, has received and ac
cepted a call to become the pastor of the Unitarian
Society in Augusta, Maine, of which the late Rev.
Mr. Judd was the pastor.
Rev. Mr. Schuyler, rector of St. John's Church, In
Buflhlo, has received a unanimous call to the rector
ship of Christ Church, St Louis?the oldest and
largest Episcopal church in that city.
Rev. E. Rmalley, D. P., late of Worcester, M a.,
has accepted thecall from the congregation u. ihe
Sixth street Presbyterian Church of Troy, N. Y.
Rev. J. J. Porter, of Buffalo, has received a call
from the Washington street Presbyterian Church of
Rochester.
NEW CHURCHES.
Thecorner stone for the new Methodist Episcopal
Church in Shepherdstown. Jefferson county, Va., is
to lie laid on tne 5th of June, with Masonic hon
A new Episcopal Church is about to be formed ,,
Columbia, S. C.
On the 23d inst. the comer stone of a new Ripti
chapel was laid, with appropriate ceremonies, at the
corner of Charles and Spring streets, Baltimore.
There are to be two new churches in Athens, Ga.
The Cobbham and down town members of the
Presbyterian Church not being able to agree upon a
suitable location for the new church, they have for
sometime contemplated erecting.each division hav
ing concluded to build one.
The comer stone of a new Episcopal church in
Staunton, Va., will be laid on Saturday, the 3d day
of J line next, with imposing ceremon ies. The Right
Rev. Bishop Johns will deliver an address on the
occasion.
The new Methodist church in North Bridgewater.
Mom., (Rev. Mr. McKeown's) will be dedicated on
Thursday next, June 1. Sermon by Rev. Minor
Rcyinond.
MISCELLANEOUS.
The Rev. Mr. Shrigley has been compelled, by
continued ill health, to resign the charge of the Uni
versalist Society of Reading, Pa., and to return to
his residence near Baltimore.
Mr. James M.. Palmer was ordained as a minister
?of the gospel on the 21st inst.. at Kendall's Mills,
Maine.
Eighteen persons were admitted on the 7th inst.
to the Presbyterian Churcb in Wilson, Niagara
county, N. Y., on the profession of their faith, mak
ing one hundred and twenty-two leceived in four
years.
The salaries of the " ministers at large,-' in the
service of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches,
(Unitarian,) in Boston, luive been ucreased by a re
cent vote of the officers of the organization.
Rev. Messrs. A. D. Wilson and William Nesbitt, of
Pennsylvania, late missionaries at Liberia, arrived
at f?ulcm ou the 25th inst, Lu the brig Louisa.
Omr Parts CottmiuMwiw.
Paris, 0 M si, 1864.
Li Plantis Oampagne du Martckoi Patlcinrilck?-Vou.
vtUt Dtfaite da Jure# dam la DobruU ha?Kmbamu '
Pinamciart du Gouvemammt?Attidudt da I'Autrickat
it la Pruua?Inquiitude tur let Monveaatnlt du
Parti Ravoiutumairccn Italia?La Loi tur I'Instruction'
Publique?Mnraliti dt 11 Bpoque?Rapptl du General
Baraguay d'Uillitri, <?c.
La guerre d'Orlent prend des proportions gigan
tesques ; le Marecbal Pasfcte witch vent frapper aq
grand coup, et e'est poor oela qu'il a rappele 8 aoq
centre de batailie les troupes <jui bloquaient Kalafat*
et qn'il vent pousser vigour?usemeut une pointe anr
Andranople. D'aprfcs one lettre re$ue confidentielle
ment par one person ne bant placee, les Turcs au
raient eprouve an terrible ecbec da cbte de la Dob"
rutcsha en batailie rangee ; 11 y avait en en ljgne en'
viron cent-vingt mille homines de part et d'aatre, et
les troupes du Saltan seraient en pleine fulte; mats
je n'ai pas encore la confirmation de cette importante
nouvelle.
D'aatre part on sait qu'on vient d'organiser en
France deux camps, dont l'un de cent mlUe hommes
destines 8 etre embarques dans la Baltique et jeteB
sur la Finland ; mais le toat n'est pas de faire des
decrets et de lever des hommes, il faut de l'argent
I a commission du budget s'alarme an corps legiala.
tif et ne ne dissimule pas que la derniere decision
de l'Emperear, e'est le budget modifle par decret.
On i>arle d'nu blanc-seing, qui serait demande par le
gouvernement an corps legislatif avant sa dissolu
tion et par leqnel l'Empereur aurait la faculte d'em
prunter, et de lever des hommes dans une large li
mite fixee d'avance.
' Les illusions qu'on se faisait de nouveau, ou qu'on
semblait se faire sur l'Autriche et la Prusse, doivent
tout-i-iu.it se dissiper; sans doute ces deux gou
vernements dans la contreverse donnent pleiuement
raison 8 la France et 8 l'Angleterre, et il leur serait
difficile en elfet de sympathiser avec les appetits am
bitieux des Czar; mais il n'y a rien de plus 8 obtenir
que cet assentiment sterile ; le remplacement de M.
de Ronin par M. de Waldersee 8 Berlin, a de plusete
interprets comme tout-8-fait Russe.et il serait difficile
qu'il en fut autrement. En resume, des gens bien
nforints croieut que la Prusse et l'Autriche se
borneront 8 une mediation armce, qu'ils propage
ront autant qu'ils le pourront et qu'ils im;->oseront.
Quant 8 se declarer d'un cote ou de l'autre?en
cela sans doute, ils suivront la fortune et iront au
secours du vainqueur, s'il y en a un, et si ce n'est
pas une suite penible d'avantages disputes et de
manoeuvres cpmsantes sans resultats.
On doit, du reste, remarquer que dans cette guerrt
les lois de l'humanite, les interdts du commerce et
de la civilisation sont respectes 8 un degre qui fait
honneur aux progrhs de P human He 8 notre epoque.
Les affaires se brouillent de plus en plus avec la
Gr?ce, il est evident que sous peu les puissances
occidentals mettrent la main sur le roi Othon sans
plus de ceremonie ; mais on est toujours inquiet de
ltulie ou l'on sait que rfegne une sourde agitation et
ou ont ct* faites des arrestations qui sont un induce
assez grave. Autre fait plus siDgulier, l'Angleterre
est en ce moment depourvue complfctement de soldats
et serait livree sans defense aucune 8 une revolution
si on en tentait une ; on organise en grande hate des
milicespour obvier 8 cette situation.
En France l'agitation revolutionnaire parait mo
mentant ment endormie ; il y a settlement 8 la sur
face toujours cette miserable parodie de l'ancienne
opposition parlementaire. Les genB religieux du
corps legislatif as sont emus (vous le savez d<5jB)
des effete probables de la nouvelle loi sur l'instruc
tion publique que le gouvernement a fait faire,
parce qu'il a vu qu'en laissant fonctionner l'an
cienne loi de 1850 il etait complfetement dc
borde par le parti pr?tre ou jesuitique. Monsieur
Fortoul, Ministre ue 1'Instruction Publique, ne
dissimule aucune ment ses craintes 8 cet egard, et il
a engagd fortement sur ce rapport le Prefet do la
Seine 8 ne pas laisser tomber le College Stanislas,
(qui periclitait dans ses affaires,) aux mains dei
jdsuites qui en convoitaient dej8 la possession. Le
Souveruement s'inquiete d'autant plus de ce rdveil
e l'infiuence ch ricale, que le parti legitimists ex
ploite contre lui avec beaucoup de vivacite, ces
persecutions qu'on lui attribue, et la palme du
martyr qu'on reclame pour le parti bigot r?$prim<S;
e'eet ce qui fait que # uocteur Carritre, medecin du
Comte de Chambord, a etc arrete; sespapiers ont I
etc visites, et lui, (bien qu'on ait dit le contrai
re,) est parti pour Frobsdore. Ces soupQons
de l'autqrite ont contribnd depuis 8 l'arrestation du
quel
Comte laizareu, Rusm; accuse d'espionuage?(q
tst le Russe qui n'e?pionne pas f) et depuis ex
pulsf.
Qnoiqu'il en suit, 1'opposition du corps ldgislatif a
abouti a uommer un rapporteur favorable 8 la loi,
qni excitait chez lui tunt de scrupulcs. Ce rap
porteur est M. Lsnglais, qui dans l'affaire Montalcm
a tourne complfeteinent, quand il a vul'iusistqncedu
gouvernement pour poursuivre le depute catholique,
e'efct astez dire s'il se pretcra aux vues du pouvoir.
Le corps legislatif s'est aussi beaucoup offusque
de ce qu on ait tiefendu aux journaux de reproduire
les rapports sur les projets de loi avant le Jlmitrur;
mais 8 quoi ont servi ces serviles recriminations
contre cette nouvelle confiscation de sou droit de
publicity ?
Comme moraliti de l'6poque, on parle du mariage
du Prince Montlear, ancien mari de la veuve de
Charles Albert, roi de tthrdaigne, avec Miss
Howard, maitresse de l'Empereur, qui a acquis qua
tre millions de fortune.
DBRNIKRES NOrVXLI.ES.
Les informations d'aujourdTiul sont des plus opti
mistes; on veut que la Russie ait manifesto 8 la
Prusse ses desaeins de faire expliqner l'Autriche sur
son attitude Equivoque*, et que la Prusse l'ait prdve
nue de ne pas insister si elle ne voulait pas a'exposer
8 un dchec. On parle aussi de l'adhlsion armde de
ce pays 8 la cause Occidental; je doute que les
choses soient aussi favorables aux puissances mariti
raes. Je n'ui pas la confirmation des ddsastres des
Turcs, mais? je ne crois pas aux dlfaites des Ruases
dont on parle, ddfaites qui, en tons cas, ne lea empe
cheront pas d'avancer.
Une ddpfiche de Constantinople annonce. (avec
d'autres nouvelles que les journaux vous porteront,)
Sue les difflcultes devt'-es entre la Porte et Baraguay
'Hilliers pour les catholiques Hellenes, (que le mi
nistre fran^ais voulait maintenir 8 tout prix) sont
aplanies; mais le g?n<iraI'Baraguay d'Hilliers n'en
vaut pas mieux?on le disait rappelc?et voici un
fait positif qui prouve que ce bruit a de grandes
chances de realisation.
Ce matin, le M/miteur avait paru avec une note oU
on parlait de ces bruits de desseutiments survenus
entre le general Baraguay d'Hilliers et la Porte, et
l'on ojoutait que dans tons les cas, la Porte ^nralt
du eti e juge seal de ce qui couvenait 8 son interet.
La note a ete supprimee dans une edition subse
quente du Monitrur; mais le souffiet n'en reste pas
moins sur la joue du general Baraguay d'Hilliers.
II n'y a rien dans le domaine des arts, de la lite
rature et dans les bruits des salons qui vaille d'etre
mentionne ici.
Thf Trial of Mn. Roblnaon for Miirdtr.
[From the Troy Whig, May 25.1
In some respects this is a most remarkable case,
and in some of its features paralleled by no other
that we now remember. We allude more particu
larly to the most extraordinary, and almost fatal
determination, persisted in by the prisoner, Mr*.
Robinson, against the advice and earnest^wishes of
her very able counsel, to keep herself so closely
veiled as to defy all attempts to identify her. For
two days neither court nor jury knew whether it
wan a man or a woman at the bar as the prisoae
Whcn required by the Court to remove her veil auu
disclose her face to a witness, she refused to do so,
and she was identified only by belug permitted
rise from her scat and go to the witness ? *tand, and
there allow him, and him only, to behold her fea
tures. Her counsel felt culled upon to state that
this extraordinary determination of the prisoner
was not within their control; that it had been taken
by her in view of considerations above and beyond
this trial sr its results; and that they were not an
sweAle for it. And so she sat, the veiled prisoner,
no less secluded from the gazs of man, than was the
"Veiled Prophet."
Yesterday morning the Court commanded the
veil to be laid aside, as the mode of seclusion adopt
ed and persisted in was hut little less than a mock
ery of the forms of Justice. The prisoner rose to
speak for herself, which she did in a self-possesseJ
manner, and said that she was there to undergo an
Important and painful trial, and did not wish to be
gazed at. Her counsel said they had urged a com
pliance with the wishes of the Court, but that they
were powerless. She continued to sit veiled, and
the Court proceeded. At another stage of the trial
Judge Harris remarked that unless that which hid
the prisoner from the Court and jury was removed
by herself, ho would direct the Sheriff to remove it;
and then the veil was withdrawn, disclosing a face
at once attractive and engaging, if not once beautiful
?but not the reason why, in snch a manner, it had
been thus far secluded, ft is this question that lends
extraordinary interest to the trial ,\nd has given rise
to much speculation.
It may not be Improper to say that the current be
lief is--not to use a stronger term?that Mrs. Robin
i eon, the prisoner, formerly, some twenty years ago,
| resided in this city, as a pupil at the seminary; that
' her maiden name was Wood; that her family was one
of wealth, standing, and respectability, and resided
somewhere near Quebec; that while here she moved
in the best social circles of our city, as did throe sis
ters, who also attended the seminary at different
times; that she subsequently married an army officer
in Canada, who died; that she then married a sur
geon in the army, in the Provinces, from wh >m she
separated; find that she is now here, the veiled pri
Boner at "(he bar, charged with the crime of murder.
Tb'jse, we believe, are the outlines of the narra
tive. generally credited?we may aav not doubted
from the first?by very many. For what reason her
identity has been attempted to be disguised we
know not. Shortly after the prisoner was arrested
a gentleman from Quebec or vicinity came here,and
a statement was put forth to the effect that the pri
soner was some other person; but it is now to be
presumed that the representation is not sustained in
the public belief. Whoever the prisoner is, she has
from the first possessed the facilities for securing
for herself the ablest counsel, and many comforts
not possessed by all who inhabit a cell.
Tne defence is insanity. The counsel for the pri
soner seem prepared to press this point with skill
and force. During the examination of witnesses
yesterday afternoon, although on the assembling of
the Court after dinner .) udge Harris again insisted
upon the veil being withdrawn, the prisoner, either
by drawing the veil down entirely, or by placing a
handkerchief or fan before her face, to all intents
and purposes successfully resisted the wishes and
commands of the Court. Bhe for the first time
evinced emotion, and was frequently in tears, but ;
whether from an apprehension of being recognized j
by a partial removal of the veil, or from a realization '
of licr real position, we cannot, of course, say. The
prisoner is between thirty-five and forty years of i
age, of genteel appeaarncfi, and is represented as
having possessed personal charms of no ordi
miry character, some of which she still retains. 1
Whether it is the extraordinary character in which
she has chosen to appear, or her peculiar fitness to
well, it is difficult to say; but true
'act her part well,
it is, the arama as cast excites a deep interest.
MBS. ROBINSON'S VEIL REMOVED.
During the progress of the trial of Mrs. Robinson,
for murder, at Troy, on the 26th inst., after numer
ous ineffectual attempts to induce the prisoner to re
move her veil, Judge Harris said:?Before proceed
ing with this case, we will make oae more efTort to
So on with an unmasked face. 1 trust 1 feel all the
eligacy consistent with my position; but I must do
my duty, fearlessly and fairly. Notwithstanding all
my efforts this morning, one veil was withdrawn and
, another substituted. As yet 1 have been unable to
tee the face of the prisoner, and I doubt if one of the
jury could identity her out of doors. I know the
tting is severe, but it can't be helped. The jurors
and witnesses must confront the prisoner, and if she
will not remove her mask it will be taken from her.
The prisoner then rose and said in a self-possessed
manner, that she was there to undergo an important
rial, and she did not wish to be gazed at.
The Judge remarked that unless the veil was re
moved by herself he would direct the Sheriff to re
move it.
Mrs. Robinson, after some hesitation, then threw
her veil partially over her bonnet, and, as if sobbing,
bent forward lier head, burying her face pretty mucn
wholly in her handkerchief. She was much affected,
apparently, throughout the afternoon, and succeeded
effectually in conceiting her face from view.
Shacking Attempt at Murder.
t Lawrenckburo, Ky., May 19,1854.
One of the most brutal attempts at murder has
been committed in this vicinity.
On the .night of Wednesday, the 17th ult., between
the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock, the residence of
James McBrayer, Esq., some two and a half miles
from this place, waB entered by some person, and
his wife was literally mangled. It seems Bhe was
awakened by this person passing his hand over her
face. She then sprang up, and was struck on the
shoulder with a knife. The assassin dropped the
knife and proceeded to finish her with an axe. He
then struck her across the legs, breaking one of them
in two places, and cutting her in the side. Her
screams awoke her husband, who, in endeavoring
to save her, had one of his fingers cut off. He then
rushed out of the room, Bhouting murder. Suspi
cion has attached to a near relative, and so strongly,
that he has been arrested and held to bail in $5,000,
at an examination of the case that was held this
day. The woman is not expected to survive. The
murderer, as he was leaving the room, made a blow
with a knife at an infant asleep on a lounge on the
other side of the room, and inflicted a terrible gash
on its shoulder. It is supposed that the murderer is
now on his way to California. The citizens of this
place are highly excited.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
MONEY MARKET.
Saturday, May 27?8 P. M.
A Yery large amount of business was transacted at the
Stock Exchange to-day, generally at better prices. At
the first board, Illinois Central bonds advanced Si per
cent, Canton Co. Stonington Si, Nicaragua Tran
sit Si, Cumberland Coal Erie RallA>ad Si, Bead
ing Railroad Si, Panama Railroad 1 }?. Cleveland
and Toledo Railroad fell off 1 per cent, Parker Vein
Si- Nearly six thousand shares of Cumberland were
sold at prices ranging from 37 Si, seller sixty
days, to 38Si cash. The upward movement appears to
gain strength, instead of diminishing, as prices advance.
A good deal of stock was bought to-day for cash, which
is an indication that the bears are buying in for delivery.
It is stated that some leading bears in the street are
largely short, and are still putting out contracts freely.
At present It looks Tery bine for the bear interest, and
the losses must already have been enormous. In Erie
Railroad the seller continues to ?sts the advantage;
but in Nicaragua Transit the tables are turned again.
It is settled that a dividend of four per cent
wfll be paid in July, and the company makes
such a favorable exhibit of its finances that the
present market value of the stock is considered a mere
bagatelle. The shorts are likely to get as seriously
twisted in this stock as they have been in Cumberland.
We wish tl)em well ont of both.
At the second board the market was very buoyant, and
the two most prominent speculative stocks?Cumberland
and Nicaragua?were in demand at an advance on prices
current in the morning.
The steamship Atlantic, from this port for Liverpool
to-day, carried out $403,148 in specie, of which (161,222
was in silver, and $261,920 in gold bars.
The earnings of the Watertown and Rome Railroad f
Company in April, 1864, amounted to $27,406 80, against
$24,442 82 for the same month in 1863, showing an in
crease of $2,984 48, or a little over twelve and a half per
cent.
The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad Com
pany earned $108,172 76 in April, 1864, against $81^416
39 for the same month last year, showing an increase of
$24,760 38, or over thirty per cent.
The Metropolitan Fire Insurance Company goes into
operation Ao morrow, under the Presidency of General
James LoMier Graham : Edward A. Stansbury, Secret
tarv. The capital is $800,000. The company's office is
under the Metropolitan Bank, corner of Pine street and
Broadway.
The anthracite coal trade is still active, and prices are
firm. Coal, we understand, is worth $3 per ton at the
mines, in consequence of the continual suspension of
navigation on the Delaware division preventing as well
the return of the empty boats as the passing down of
those that are loaded. Shipments of coal from the Le
high region were, for the week ending with Saturday
last, only 22,621 tons; for the season, 149,007 tons.
The repairs to the State Canal having been completed,
levels filled and the passage of loaded boats resumed on
Saturday last, the shipments for the present week may
be expected to show a very considerable increase, the
report of which will not be received before Wedneeday
next. The heavy rain of Thursday did not extend to the
Lehigh. The Reading Railroad brought down for the
we?k ending ou Thursday, 44,269 tons, and for the yeaI
746.434 tons, against 667,627 tons to the same time last
year. The Schuylkill Navigation shipped for the week
26,028 ions, and for the season 236.720 tons, against
198,886 tons to the same time last year. The business
of mining and of transportation, under present prices^
will be carried forward with the utmost energy and dili
gence, but with every effort we have little hope of any
further retention of prieee this season.
The Lehigh Coal aad Navigation Company, at Its meet
ing yesterday, made a dividend of three per cent upon
the capital stock of the company, payable on demand.
The Boston Traveller of the 28th Inst, says?
The trade in copper shares is larger, and a very eonfl
dent feeling is manifested In regard to this description of
stocks. The mining news is cheering, and nearly all of
the new companies seem to be making very favorable
progress. Copper Falls has become quite scarce, and
sold at second board at M*. a gam of about (8 per share
within a week. We entertain a good opinion of Copper
Falls, but the price is running up with unhealthy rapi
dity, and a reaction seems to us insvitable. Forest is
improTing and U tolerably active. Toltec and Algomxh
were hardly as Brm as yesterday.
The following is the report of the Bank Commlssionars
of Connecticut:?
The R*ri< Commissioners report they have visited the
several banks, savings banks, savings and building
associations, and life insurance companies lo the State,
and that thry are in a sound condition, and, with a few
exception!, have been managed according to law.
The banking capital of th? State has been inereaed
$7,166,788 since 1848. The Vommisaioners say thatrthe
amount of banking capital is more than is needed for the
wants of the State, and therefore much has to be loaned
to individuals and corporation* out of the State. The
Commissioners object to the grant of any more special
tc*s of incorporation, and think that new companies
formed under the general law will not be productive of
benrScial results. They recommend that no bank shall
be allow#J to be organiied hereafter, under that law,
without being able to show to the Legislature or some
board appointed bj them, that the public interests rO
quire it. -
The Commission en then blame the bank* for mikW
loana on deposits which draw interest. They ',ay thai
money Is borrowed by the banks under the name ot de
posit a, for which four to six per cent is paid, and then
loaned at higher rates. They recommend the passage of
a law restricting banks to the payment of not seer three
per sent Interest on deposit*.
Tbey further recommend a law prohibiting non reei
dent stockholders from voting in the election or directors
of any bank, ss a means of preventing our banks from,
becoming controlled by bersons residing out of the
State.
The associated banks complain of the law that oom
pels them to keep specie to the amount of one tenth of
their circulation, when their bills are protected by the
stocks in the Treasurer's hand; and of their being obliged
to make returns to the Treasurer as well at the Commis
sioners, who can direct their statements to be published
at their expense.
The Commissioners call the attention of the Legislature
to the claim that the associated banks make, of a right to
loan money at a greater rate of interest than six per
cent, and recommend that some law be passed to remedy
the evil. ' *
The Commissioners blame some banks of small capital
for making extravagant loans to single individuals or
companies. A bank, with a capital of $80,000, loaned
marly $60,000 in one case, and $42,000 in another. 8ueh
banks are liable to be rained from the failure ot the par
ties to whom the loans are made. We wish the Com
miss'oners heel mentioned the name cf the institution.
They blame the hanks, likewise, for placing In the
hands of brokers and speculators a large amount of
money, and making loans to them on the pledge ot
st< eke they may bold. Seven banks, having an aggre
gate capital of $8,117,275, have loaned to a New York
broker, engaged in the construction of a Western rail
road, the sum of $607,868. Tho failure of this man and
the depreciation of these stocks have fallen heavily on
these bunks. Though they have security that will
eventually pay them.
The Commissioners complain of the loan of money la
New York city, during th>< pressure on the money mar
ket, at high rates of interest, while home customers wera
neglected.
Tbey recommend that the cashiers of the hanks under
the general law be required to give securities, as well as
those of the Incorporated banks.
The total capital of all our banks is $15,641,397. an in
crease over last year of $1,890 468. Their circulation is
$11,' 07,906?a decrease from last year of $9,034 Their
total liabilities, $34,710,899?an increase of $2,818,000.
Specie, $1,206,940?a decrease of $52.'.>32. Leans and
discounts, $27,397,796?an increase of $1,568,946. In
April their deposits amounted $4,863,343,{and the loans
forjM 'Sons of other States to $6,461,688,
The savings banks are well spoken of as excellent insti
tutions. One of them is blamed for loaning $60,000
to a broker in New York, and taking security in rail
road bonds.
The savings and building associations are likewise
spoken of as well managed.
There are six life insurance companies in the State,
which had bsued, np to the first of January last, 22,663
policies, and the amount of their assets was $3,130,663.
Stock Exchange.
Saturday, May 27, 1884.
$1000 Cal 7's,'70... 84 100 shs CCl.b00aft80 38
1000 Erie Inc Bs.sfl
2000 do
17000 111 Cen RU Be.
8500 do
600 do
1000 111 C RR Bs Pr
600 NY Cen RR Bs
60 shs DkHCl.aOO 114
26 Bk of N America 100
10 Market Bank.... 106* 650 do s3 38*
100 Morris Canal.b60 14*. 100 do.....'...a 88*
5 Com Ins Co 100 100 do bnw 38*
0 Home Ins Co.... 100* 260 do b30 88*
6 do 100 60 Clev & Tol R.. b60 92*
100 CanCo.s8pkc... 26* 16 do 91
200 do opg 26* 200Parker Vein...s8 8*
200 do .. s3 poo 26* 200 do bS 8*
100 .do .. b3 pfte 20 260 * do s3 8*
200 do bSO 26* 1050 d> b3 8*
100 Portsmouth DD. 1* 200 do s3 3*
26 do 1* 600 do b30 3*
500 FlfcKJt Stk... 1 100 do b30 8*
100 Pa&LeZCo.blO 2* 800 do b80 8*
10 NY Central RR.. 105* 200 ErieRR......b30 69
96 do 106* 100 do bflO 69*
60 do s30 106 100 do b45 69*
100 do s60 105 600 do s8 68*
60 Stonington RR..c 69* 200 do c 68*
1160 Nica T Co 27* 100 do s3 08*
100 do 27* 100 do bflO 09*
600 do slO 27 * 60 do blO 0$
200 do s30 27* 100 do *10 00
200 do BOO 27* 100 do slO 08*
650 do s3 27 * 26 do bOO 09*
360 do b60 28 25 do b3 09
900 do b30 27* 160 do e00 08*
200 do bl6 27 * 600 Harlem RR..M0 (0*
400 do s60 27* 100 do s3 60*
100 do b69 28 600 do s8 60*
100 do bl6 27* 1,600 Reading RB.a8 78*
100 do b30 27* 700 do c 78*
10 Penn Coal Co.... 105 * 200 do slO 78*
200 do c 106* 550 do b30 79 c
.100 Cum Coal Co..s3 38 600 do bOO 79
60 do s3 38 * 600 do bOO 79*
800 do c 38 * 200 do *10 78*
100 do b3 38 * 300 do s30 78*
260 do s8 38 * 30 do 78*
350 do 38* 116 HudRiv RR..opg 66 |
200 do e8 88* 10NY4NHRR.. 94,'tf
600 do sCO 37* 70 Mich Central RR 103*
300 do sSO 38 * 60 do bOO 104
200 do sSO 38 17 Papama RR 110*
0BCOND BOARD.
$3000 Erie Inc Bds... 97 800 ahs Ntc Tran.. b3 29
10000 Erie Bs of '83 . 90 600 do #00 28*
2000 Cli&RI RRBa 95 200 do 29*
10 shs Corn Ex Bk.. 99 900 do 29*
660 Cum Coal Co... s3 89* 800 do #60 29*
200 do 89* 10 Panama RR Ill
100 do bOO 39* 26 Sixth Av RR.b30 86
100 do blO 39* 200 Had Riv RR. b30 66*
100 do c 39 * 200 Erie KR bOO 09*
100 da bS 39 102 do 09
360 do 39 100 do blO 09*
600 do b30 89* 100 do blO 09*
100 do s8 39 60 do s8 09*
360 do bOO 39 100 do s30 09
600 do sOO 37* 100 do 09*
80 Clev k Pitts RR.. 70 160 "do *80 09*
200 Park VC'ICo..s8 8 * 200 do bS 09*
100 do....?b30 8* 60 Harlem RR....s8 00*
600 do s8 8* 20 do 60*
600 . do b30 3* 50 Nork Wor....s3 66*
60 NicTrans Co.... 28* 100 Stong'tn RR..b80 TO
100 do 28* 6 Mich Cent RR... 103*
60 do bflO 29 100 Reading RR 78*
100 do blO 28* 600 do s8 78*
200 do sSO 28 * 600 do b3 79
100 do 28*
MINING BOARD.
600 shs Gardiner Gold 2* 100 the Cumb Coal.. 88
700 Hiwasse 0 800 Parker Vein 8*
600 Lehigh Zinc.... 2* 1209j do bSO 3*
200Caledonia ....b80 4*
CITY TRADE RBFORF*
Saturday, May 27?6 P. M.
A sura.?There havo been 60 bbls. Mid at unchanged
prices. The inspection warehouse contained, to-day,
626 bbls. of both kinds.
Brxadbti/fts.?Flour was in Yery good request, with
sales of 10,000 bbls. very common to choice State at 98
25 a 98 76, chiefly at 98 87* a 98 62*; mixed to faaey
Western at 98 62* a 99 00*, and other grades at propor
tionate figures. Sales have been reported of 2,900 bbls.
Canadian, in bond, at 97 81 a 97 87*. and 2,000 bbls#
Southern, chiefly common to favorite brands, at
98 76 a 89 25 per bbl. Rye flour and corn meal
were unaltered. Wheat was scaree and needed;
sales transpired of 16,800 bushels inferior to handsome
Canadian white at 91 80 a 92 10 In bond, and 92 80 foe
prime, free; 9,000 prime Michigan do. at 92 26 a 92 27,
and 5,700 Western do. received via New Orleans, at 92 22
a 92 38. Small sales of rye were effected at 9118, and of
barley at 9119; While State and Western oats were in
lively demand at 64*e. a 68c. per bushel. Corn was less
active, but ruled firm - sales having been made of 68,000
bushels at 66c. a 66c. for unmerchantable; 70c. a 74c. for
mixed Western; 72c. a 78c. for round yellow, and 78c. for
Southern do. per buahel.
Cottok.?There was no change to notice in quotations
from thoae of the previous day. The saleMucluded 688
bales for export. 291 do. for home use, and 140 do. oo
speculation; total, 969 bales.
Covfkx ?The market continued quiet with light sales,
including 400 bags Rio, at 10*e., and some lota St. Do
mingo, at about 9c. a 9*c. per pound.
1 rut.?Sale* of 600 boxes raisins war# made at
12 76.
> Moiassks ?Sales of 60 hhds. Porto Rico were made at
t7c , and 40 do., at 20*c. New Orleans ranged from
22c. a 24c.
St'OARs ?The salea embraced 575 hhds. Cuba musco
t ado, at 4*c. a 4*c., and 860 New Orleans, at 4*e.
? 4*c. 0
Naval Storrh Spirits of turpentina were lewer, with
?ales of 60 bbla. at 46c., cash, and 600 bbls., 810 lba. to
?be banal, at 91 67* per barrel.
Fun remained inactive, the demand baring been very
limited for dry cod, at 98 37* a 93 62* per cwt; No. 1
mackerel, at 916 60 per bbl., and pickled herring at.
former quotations.
Frxlqhts?Rates more steady, witli engagements of
20.000 bushels eorn for Liverpool, in ship's
19,000 or *>.0
bags. at 7d. ? 100 or 600 bales cotton, mostly compressed,
st *d.: 200 tierces lard at 22a. 6d.. and 15 tons of tallow
at 20s. Flour was at 2s. A vessel of 260 toas waa taken
up for Glasgow, to load with tar, at 4a. There waa
nothing new to Isindon. To Havre 200 bales of Mttta
were engaged at *e., with soma bona at *? t
omiaal at 91<
ranged from 97 to 99, while rioe waa nominal at 910. A
vessel ?as chartered to load with deals, at IBramtehi
for Hull, at ?7 6e. To California rates ranged from 46c.
to 60c per foot measurement. The Bremen eiippar shlg
Anna Lang* engaged 126 tons measurement goods as
17s. 0>d., 800 bbls. tar on private terms, with some lots
of tobeceo at *o. . . .
Giik.sk?Sales of 100 cases race ginger were made at
6^orrt.-A sale of 100 bbls. and 60 kegs strictly prims
were made for expert at 40c. per 6kIjoa> 'J1 ,
Lmx ?Rockland waa much wanted, at 81 for common,
and 61 86 for lamp, per bbl. .... . ,. ?
Ous.-Whale ami sperm were with?*
were mad. of palm, fa lota, at ?*e per lb; 1001baskets
olive, at 64 cash, and 8,000 gallons linseed, at 90s. n92e.
?Pork favored buy*". The day's move
ments included 1,200 bbls , at 819 76 for meas, and 912 60
for prime per bbl. Sales were made of 170 pkgee.cut
meats at former ratea. 460 bbl# lard,
per lb 820 bbls. bsef at full prioea; and 200 trea. prime
mess beef at 624. Butter and cheese oontinned as last
""iVirvt'has been rather dull during the week, but without
change In priee. The sale, of the week are 750 caaks. at
3*e for common to 4*e. for prime.
Tau-ow.?Prime wns Inanimate, at ll*c. a 12e. per Ih.
Whikksy.?Palea were made of 480 bbls. Ohio and pri
son, part at 26*c. a 27 *0.; and 76 hhds. drudge 26*&
a 27c , cash and short time, per gallon.

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