Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 23, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 23, 1845 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. Vol. XI., No. 353?Whole No. 4)105. NEW YORK, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1845. Prte* TwoContB. 'HE NEW_YORK_HERALD JAMES GORDON BENNETT, Proprietor. Circulation...Forty Thousand. DAILY HBRALD?Kvery day. Fric* 1 ceut? percopy? 17,21 per annum?payable iu advance. WEEKLY HERALD-Every Satur Isj^-Priee cent l?r oopy? $UJti cent- per annum?payable in advance. AD V r B flSc.MENTS at the miual prices?always cash ? advance. PKlNTlNO of all kiuds u?:ulod witli beauty and dec A'l letters or communication^ br mail, addressed to i establishment, miut be p??t [uid, or the postage will b? luct'd iron the subscription money remitted JAMES liOKDON BENNETT, Proprieti r ol tho N'kw York Hkralp Establishment, Norttiwest corner of Fallon and Nassau streets ADVERTISEMENT. CUSTOM HOUSE, NEW YORK,) Collector's Office, Dec. 9th. 1815 4 SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at the Treastiry J Department until the 21th insttnt for nucli supplies of Ship iuwdlery, he., ano in such quantity, and at snch time* aa may e requited fur the me of the Uuited States Revenue Steaiu-r id Boats, which may br employed iu this District, during i? year commencing the 1st January uext, at* per following :bedule Lnchor* and k edges, lb .dies, shipwright, each " coopers'copper, each -Vies, broad, each " wood, each lugors, set llmuiac, nautical, each \uvil, lb vwls, brad, dot a oat Hooks, copper, each " iron, etch tickets, deck, each " cedar, each " sit' et iron, lb rushes, scrubbing, each " varnish, each " clainp, each " tar, each " paint, assorted, doe " whitewash, each > rooms, hick'ry dot birch, <Ii>t " corn, d >% wanting,all colors, full width, pleC* "??u.tuig, all colors, hf width pi'ct ' eswax, lb ?rks, friction rollers, par nch,per sheave Ocks. iron bushtd, y?r iuch, >er sheave ocks, sn itch, in ith bricks, doz ankets. ruse, pair ' donreads. Marseilles, piece 'end B skets, tin, piece til, table,each " large, and fixtures, each its bor ug, each a I let Moulds s-t jitswam's Call, silver, each r-ce and Uits, set elnying Pius, iron, each " ?' wood, each ske Pain , set attle Axda, each urometer, each C ordage, tarred hemp, patent, lbs ordage, tarred hemp, bolt rope, In* outage vl-n.lltt, Ion utiles, hemp, cwt " chain, lbs onper, sheet, lb* balk,lbs lialk lines, piece kissels, assorted, set " cold, each indies, sperm, lb Itnnasse*. brass, 10 inch, eTi " boat.i ach " carpeuter's, each in van, Holland's A A, bolt " American homp.bolt " Cotton, No 2, yd " " No. 3, yd " " No. 6, yd " " No. 10, yd la], Lehigh, delivered, ton lok's Ladles, each irtains, moreen, made up. fard ips and Sancers, Queen's ware, dot istors, plain plated, set row ban, lbs ?diners, carpenter's, pair ' runner's, pair Capstan Bars, hickory, each " walnut, each Cranes for boats, lb Coffee Mills, each " Boilers, each Canuisters foi oil, each Cotton, waste, lb Coal Scraper, each D Eeck Li.thts, patent, each uck, raveus, heavy, bolt light, bolt " imperial, bolt " cotton, bolt prum. piece Drawing Knives, piece E Marline spikes, s.etl, each Match rope, lb Measure copper, set Ma'liue, lb Match staves, each Maul, lb ? N Nails, copper, wrought, lb ' cut,lb Nails, irou, wrought, lb " cat, lb Needles, sewing, ass'd dot " sail, " dot " uurliu*,dot Nippers, each O Oakum, lb Oil, sperm, winter strained, gall " " summer, gall " linseed,boi'ed, gall " " raw. gall " olive, quart Oil. tar, gall Oars, ash, feet " spruce, feet P Pens, steel, card, each Paints, black lead, lb " white lead in oil, ground, lb " red lead " " Parcelli. g, yd Paper, sheathing, ream foolscap, r am " le'.te-. cold pressed, ream " envelope, quite " sand,assorted, dot Pump tacks, copp?r thousand " irou, thousand Pitch, gall " kettles, lb Planes, jointer, each jack each " smoothing, each > " fore, each match, set Padlocks, bra.19, each {'uuclies, chain, each " nail, each Putty, lb Films, mounted, each Paim irons, each Plates, Queen's ware, dinner uer, dot do do desert, dot do do dishes, as sorted, each Priming wire, each Powder flasks, copper, each Port fire, staves, ash, each Passing boxes, leather, each Powder, eannon, lb " priming, lb " botes, copper, each Pump, hand, copper, each Prickers, each Pincers, each Packing hooks, lbs Packing yarn.^hnmp, lbs Rules, carpenter, two feet, each Rammers and sponges, each Rotton Stone, lb 8 Scrapers, gun, each Scrapers, cast steel, each Spikes, composition, lb " iron, wrought, lb " " cut, lb Hcrews, brass, assorted, dot ' iron, dot Saws, steel plate, hand, each " key note, each " tennon,each " wood, each " compass, each Screw Drivers, each Spoke hhaves, each Squares, iron, each " small, each Soap, brown, lb Spun yum, lb 8lieei> skins, each Sauce pans, each Stove, cabin, each " coal, each Shot boxes, each Shot round, lo S.nery, lb F Fue*, hand uw, each * wood r.n|>?, etch Funnel, woixl, water, eacli Fyiug pant, each Fit a?'h Huts, t und Fltnnel, cylinder, yd Fage aid b?lk>ws, each Ii Gsuge?, aet Gt&aae*, log, 14 see., each " " 2t sec., each Cue, lh? Gimlets, snorted, dot Oiue Pot, piece Gridiron, each Gcuiter'i bcale, ear h Grapnels, lb H Hawser*. Manilla, lb " htmp, lb Housetiae. lb jHimbro.nie, lb Hooks mid Thimble*, lb Handspikes, hickory, each " walnut, each " aliod, each flannrn, claw, each " pain)), each " rivetine, each " chipping, each Hooks, anchor, liah, lb " chain, lb Hauks, di z Halliard*, pennant,lb Hooks, ran, lb Hatchets, each Hoes, each I Ink, writing, qnart Irons, hand, lb " feet, lb " eaalkiug, each Jnnk, lb K Kidt,c?pper, hooped, each L Leather, rigging, lb " pump, lb Log lines, hank Lanterns, simial, copper, each " battle, each " drck, each Litharire, lb Lead hoes, deep sea, UO fath oms, each " hand,each " black, lb Leads, sonnding, lb Ladles and warms, each Lamp, binnacle, each Loggerheads, lb Lumber, white pine, dear, foot Lumber, plnnk, foot Log Reel, each Lsmp-hUck, lb^ Mallet*, can I king, e?ch " serving, each " gunner s <Mch No bids will be entertained cauniater, lb Saw setts, eitcn Sou iding rods, each Stoues, grinding, each '? noly, eacb " sat, eaeh Scuttle Butt, 60 galls, each Hexles aud weight, set Stoppers, claw, lb Slates, each Sledge,lbs Shovels, iron, each T Twine, whipping, lb " seine,lb " sewing, lb . cotton, lb Tliimble*, open and welded,lb Tallow, lii Tat, gall Turpentine, white, bbl ' spirit*, gall Tormentors, cook's, each Thread, assorted colors, lb Towels, damask, yard 1 ureeu and Ladle, block tin, each TumMers, eat glass, dor Table Spoens, German silrer, doz Tea Spoon*, German lilrer, doi Table cloths, linen, yard Tin measures, set Tube botes, leather, each I nb> s, qufll. do* Trucks, leading, brass, each Top mauls, each Tape lines, lOfl feet, each Teakettles, iron, each copper, eaeh Trumpet*, bra**, lb " tin, each Thermometers bra**, each " tin, each Tongs, hlr.cksmiih'*, lb Varnish, copal, gall bright, gall black, gall Vice, hand, lb W Wood, oak, sawed and deli vered, conl Wood, birtk, sawed and deli vered, cord Wood, maple,sawed and deli vered, cord Wood, yellow birch, sawed m d delivered, cord Wood, white birch, sawed and delivered, cord Wood, piue, cord " sprnce, cord " hemlock,cord Whiting, lb Wrenche See, wood, each iron, lb Water cask, oak, 60 gallon*, each Water breaker*, oak, IS gal lons, each Wick, lamp, lb Wrench**, assorted, lb* from persons not actually en gaged in tli* bnsines* to which 'hi* advertisement refer*. Bidders will transmit their proposals sealed to the Secretary of the Treasury. Printed list* of the above article* will b* furnished to *hip chandlers, upon application at this office. dll (24 th r C W. LAWRENCE. Collector [ADVERTISEMENT.] CUSTOM HOUSE, NEW YORK.) Collector's Office, December .IMS { SJF1VLKD PROPOSALS will ba received at th* Treasury ' Department, until the 24th instant, for the supply of rations to the petty officers and se&meu of the Unilod Sta es Revenue 8(earner Spenser, for the term of one year Irom the lit day ol January neit. The rttiun rot the r*venne service is tha same ** that allowed in tha nival service, omitting the liquor, and consiitaoi th* i?r tides annmarated in the following tabl*, to wit: , lb|ox I lb*, of | ounce* of | hf pints ol OwoTth* WmI. jhiiifijij J! fctnday 5 ? ^ | 3 ? ? * Monday............. 1 14 1 Tuesday 2 1 M 1 Wadntsd.y 1 14 1 Thursaay X X 14 1 Fridxy 4 14 2 1 fit til r day... 1 14 1 H1 g I i 1 ? 1 Per week X ( 3X 2 1 M 2 7 4 2 a 1 | Th* ration* to ba of good and wholeaome quality, to ba ap proved by tha Collector; and th* different articlea comprising tli* rations, to be delivered on board the veuel in good and sum oent cask* and veseels, to ba provided by the contractor, aud the content* thereof distinctly marked on each. It is to be distinctly understood, thatno bids will he entertain ?d from person* not actually ?ngnged 111 the basilicas to which then* often rrfer, and that the contractor will be bound to fur hmh, upon reasonable notice, as often a* may ba required by the captain of the veaael; with the approbation of the Collec tor (not rxcreiling upon an aierage, one day in each week,) such fresh meat, and fresh vegetables, as may be equivalent to the corresponding part* ol the ration allowed in the naval ser vice. Person* prijjoi rrtary of th* Treasury dil tM r sing will transmit their bids *e*led to the Sec C W LA WHENCE, Collector. ?? iwi-.nty fourth ok dec ember." ^'fpHK most bcaatiful Embellished Literary Paper ever israed ? J. from the American Press. The first number of Hewett's F.scelsiof und New York Illustrated Times, edited by C. F. Hoffman, Will be issued on Wednesday, 24th of December US irentn per ?nmlier. The pnblisher's subscription book i* now opea at hi* office. No. 2 A*tor House Price per annum #t, or two eopee for ?#. 4212tb fto**T RICH SILKS, CASHMERhS, SHAWLS, &c ARK NOW offered lor sale at a great sacrifice, many styles from twenty* are to thirty per cent lei* titan the regular wholesaleprices. The subscribers hare secured a Urge lot of Rich French &Uk Goods, fyc. Alto, several consignments?all of which will be (old J it t should be Mow cost. The season being somewhat advvncetl, they have concluded to eo.brace the present opportunity to dispose of the b-ilauce of their atock. A large portion of u lit. been purchased recently, at the Ureal Peremptory Auctiou Sales; therefore, will make a very large reduction from ureseut prices, and do venture to say that their Silk, Shawl and lu mere Stocks, will present the greatest inducements to purchasers iu the way of Dry Uooda, lat tins ever been off re J in this city. J. N. it T. H S fc Co do assure trim friend? and customer*, that they may put foil confidence iu all and every statement made in ihis advertisement, a* they are prepared and will sub i tainiare every va.rd of it. Onr stock connsts of the richest and moat costly goods that have be. u imported this aeuaou. We would reapecifully invite all id.cnll ami examine for themselves; asking uoue to buy ex cept they are perfectly satisfied U./~'kor further particulars, please read the following:?*,] ONLY UHE PRICE ! BILKS?SILKS. A large lot of rich Dark Silks, reduced 25 per cent. Splendid Silka for atieet dresses, former prices 8s, 9s, 10s per yard, now only 7s aud Vs. % wide and lie ivy 12s silks at $1. do Paris Silks, for eveuwig dresses: have been sold by the importer this season at $2 per yard, now will be aold at SI | er yard; a great sacrifice. One y-ird wide splendid Camelion Striped Silka, reduced 60 ceuta per y?d. Ombre Striped Changeable Silks, 4s t>d per yard. Rich Horizontal Striped Silks, all reduced. Slilendid Brocade Bilks very cheap. Mag..ifiient 8 ocade Silks, as rich as any that haa ever been iu thi? city?reduced $1 peryard. Wide Satin Striped Black Silks, have been aold thia season at 12 and 14a per yard?reduced to Bs. Several canes of wide Ciro de Rhiues, reduced from 23 to30 per cent. High Lustre Oro de Rhiues, 27% inchea wide only SI per yard. \ wide Black Silks, Horizontal Striped 8iGd. SHAWLS?8HAWL9. A large atock of Shawls, and are to be sold aa jooii aa possi ble, co sequrntly they will be offered i.t the following rates:? Ileal genuine Lyons Broclie Shawls only SlO. Superior Cashmere Shawls all wool, that we have been ael ling at $26 now SI4 aud $15. Kxtra fine Doable Centers all wool, that have been selling at $.<6 now S20 r.ijtra fine Paria F'luare Shawls reduced from 850 to 835 Lyons Broche Long Shawls, white and drab ground only Paria Long Shawls, extra sire, reduced from $30 to $20. Splendid Paris Long Shaw Is. reduced S30 per shawl It isju?t the season for shawls, and the eutire stock will be sold atgreat bare ilia. CASHMERES, MUSLIN DE LAINES, ku. Between ??anil six thousand yards of Mouseliue de Lanes, Repps, in 1 sshmeres, juu bouetit at a great reductiou from firstcist, i i '.i il' be retailed at 2s per yaru. 20: <if ? Cashmeie K. Cosse aud Moasselin de Lame, re duced': i -.cent. Mom ' i de Laines; Partrule, Lupin k Co. Manufacturers, all wo ?' . per yard. Mouuelin de Laines of the same make, bright colors, all wool mi; y 3s6d per yard. Monsteliu de Lanes superior fabric, reduced 3s per yard. Cashmere E. Cosse all wool cost 5 cents to import, only 3s 6d. Cashmere E. Cosse, superior quality, price $1 reduced to 5s. We have many styles of the above goods not enumerated,and would Cxll particular attention to this opportunity, a* we feel well assured that the expectation of all will be realized. FRENCH CLOAKS, MANTILLAS, kc. A large lot of Paris made Cloaks, iast imported and will be sold at bargains Splendid Damask Silk Cloaks. Very rich Piaiu t loaks and Coat Dresses, the latest styles imported, and will be sold for lets than they cau be made for iu this market - Velvet aud Silk Mantillas, equally cheap. CLOAKINGS, PLAIDS, ko. Splendid lot rich Plaids, reduced 25 per ceut. Extra Fine Paris Cloakiugs, very cheap. All Woel Puis Cloaking. The importer's price waa $1,30 per yard, now will be sacrificed at 6 shillings per yard. Dark shaded Stripes, and Extra Wide Meriuoes, Uc. LINENS, LINENS, kc. 4-4 Irish Linens, all prices. Every width of Btuuesly, Irish and Scotch Sheetings. Damask Napkins, Damasitand Double Damask Table Cloths all sizes aud widths, at great bargains. Huckabuck, Birds Eye. Scotch and Irish Towelling. A large assortment. ofKlannels. I5l?ached Long Cloths, with a full aud general assortment of Family Goods. We have not specified the particular styles and prices of the above goods, but intend to reduce thein to such prices as will secure immediate sale. EMBROIDERED AND MUSLIN DRESSES, Sic. A splendid lot of Evening Dresses will be sold at half the usual pricei, having been purchased at & great sacrifice. 150 Embroidered Chimizet's, which will be sold very cheap. 100 Dozen Linen Cambric Hdkfs. at 8s, 9s and 10s per doz. 40 Dozen of Oent's French Liuen Cambric Hdkfs, and will be sold exactly 25 per cent less than they cost to import, which is about 50 per ceut less than the regulur price. Ve vet Scarfs only 2?. 20 Styles of Ladies' Neck Scarfs?; II will be soldvery low. With a (treat variety of other Fancy Goods. [T7" If there are any merchants from other towns and cities in New York, they will do well to call. Terms cm-h or ap proved paper. J. N. k T. II. SELBY k CO., No. 345 Broadway, New York. P. S.?A hrge lot of Splendid Cashmere k.. Cosse ofPatrule, Lupin, Seydoux. Seiber kCo . manufacture, just opened,being the richest we haveever exhibited iu our store, and will be re tailed fiom 30 to 15 cents per yard less than they have been sold for by the ease iu .his market We invite all to call aud see them. ul9 lm'm IllLL'S INFALLIBLE ONGUENT t'UR THE HAIlt. CAN any thine be more houest Notice the fact that I never publish any certificate commendatory of the above unless it has th? residence of the individual giving it appemJ ed, which enables you to satisfy yourselves (by enquiry) thai i he Oniruent is really what it purports to be; and uuderstaud ye also that it is warrant! d iu all cases, either young or old, if properly applied, to effectually slay alopecy or fulling off of the hair, restore it to balo p\rts, eradicate pityrifsis, dan druff, scurf, and all exfoliations of the cuticle or scalp; change red or grey hairs to a beautilul daik color, make the htir moist, soft, curly, &o. 1 do hereby certify that 1 have been seriously afflicted witl dandruff end falling off of the hair, and made use of several artii Ifs for the same withou: the least beuefit: indeed 1 was iearful of becoming bald; ftually, being induced ro use Hill's Infallible Oiitfueut, I am happy H> say the result was most sa tisfactory, form a sho't time the dandruff entirely disappear ed, my hair soou commenced growing, and is now thicker than it ever Wfc, beinir iiUosoft, moist and gloisv. i can strongly recommend it for the above. Yours, &c., JAMES ttLANlMKD, No 48, Avenue D i/"' Kecollect, Hill's Infallible Onguent cau beotitaniei! only at his principal office. ou the northwest corner of Pine and Naisausts., and of the following Ageuis:?Jarvis' FancyStore, B:i5 Broadway; VVm H. Carey Sc Co., IBO Pearl st.; I Graham Hi Co.. 73 Water st.;Wm. A. ? rocker,91 Maiden lane; Mr. Tho mas Sewell, 478 Grand st ; New York. A.Spooner k. Co., 57 Pulton it.; Mrs. J. Joidan's Fancy Store, 50 Atlantic street, Brooklyn, L. 1. ; Mr Eorards No 178 Grand street; K. Uanzett's Confectionary, in 1st. betweeu Grand and South 1st streets. Willinmsbnrgh ; D. A Herrick, No. 8 Delavan House, Albany, New Yorli; Messrs. Mortimer St Mowory, corner of Market and Charles streets, Baltimore, Md ; Jos. E. Trippe, 293 Broad, comei Vlarkri st, Newark, N.J.: N. A. Crary, 140 Mcrrinuc street, I,owell. Mass. o30 Im're MUFFS! MUFFS! MUFFS! 'PHK UNDERSIGNED invite the attention of purchase is J- to their stock, which comprises a comple e assortment ol every variety, at very reduced prices, by the quantity or single ? Also, ISA dozen Natural and Lust*red Jennet Skin*. Coney Pistes, lie. TK ED WELL k FROST, n2fl Im'r 262Pearl street. 1 miteil States Hotel Building. MUfFS, MUFFS ANU FURS. WE would advise those ladies who have not supplied them selves with Muffs, to call atWM. COOPER'S FurStores. and look at his extensive assortment of Fancy Fun,aud we will assure them that tney will ftud his Muffs not alone superior but cheaper than any other store in the city. IVm. Cooper's Fur Manufactoriet, Is at #4 Bowery, 5 doors above Writer street?and 95 Maiden Lane, near Gold street N. B.?All Furs bought at his stores warranted to be what thev are represented. nl4 Im? r CROTON WATER NOTICE?Those persons taking the Croton Waler would do well to call aud examine the premium Water Filters, manufactured by the subscribers. They are so constructed that they not only clarify, but purify, the most turbid water, rendering it of a chrystal line clearness, and divesting it of every impurity. They can be attached to Croton water-pipes. STONE BROTHERS, Croton PlumhinE and Water-Fi'ter Establishment, No. 390 Broadway, between Walk-rand White sts. d2 Im'r FTVtEhJN HUNHKEIJ KuLI.AKS REWARD 1*HE above Reward of Fifteen Hundred Dollars will bt paid lor the recovry of the sum ol Seven Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars, stolen from Myron VanDeusen, ot the citj if Hudson, N. Y., on the night of the 4th October last, while on his passage from Hudion to the city of New York, in the steamboat bouth America ; or a proportionate sum for such part of said money as may be recovered and restored to the subscribers, on application to either of th?m. The money was coutained in a small carpet bag, which was taken from the berth of said Van Deusen, and found the next day in|the wheel house of the boat, cut and rifled of its con tents. It consisted of bills of various denominations and of se vera! h i, near as can be remembered, as follows 8I2H0 in S's and 10's of the Oneidn Bank f 1000 in 5'* aud 10's principally of the Pine Plains and Kinder hook Bank. f 1000 in bills of various denominations, of the Farmers' Bank of Hudson. <1000, or about that sum, of the bills of the Pheuix Bank of Hartford, and ether Eastern Money tMO in bills of the Hudson River Bank, nearly all in M dollar bills. The balance of the money was in bills of Western banks of this State. New York, Nov. list, 1*45. AUG. fc. MASTERS, 191 Pearl st. GEORGE H. ELliEKY, 6 William st. THEOPHB. P. HART, 44 Cedar st, Committee for Assignees of Myron Van Deusen. n?3 Im'r T'OTHC BEAUTIk Ir.HS OKTHfc. COMPLEXION?bur 1 prising Ef!icaey!-MY EAU DIVINE DE VENUS AND NVMPH SO AP, composed rWan eastern botanical discovery ol surprising efficacy for rendering the skin soft and fair, as well as imparting a delicate roseate hue to the complexion. As a creator and conservator of that most distinguishing charm of female loveliness, a transparent fair skin, JULES HAUEL'S Nymph Soap, or Eau Divine de Venus, msy be ??id loexert an almost magical power. ComirtMed tor the most part of oriental balsamic plants, to the utter exclusion of ail mineral admixture, it is distinguished medicinally for its ex tremely bland, purifying and soothing action on the skin ; and by Rc ing onthe pores and minnte secretory vessels, expels all impurities from the surface, allays every tendency to inflamma tion, and, by this method alone, i ffectu'illy dissipates all red ness, tan, pimples,freckles, snubnru, and other unsightly cuta neous visitations, so inimical to female loveliness. V? use will change the most bilious complexion into one of ra diant whiteness; while on tlie neck, hands and arms, it be stows a delicacy and fairness which its continued use will hap pily protect, with every appearance of youthful charm to the most advanced periods of lite. For sale, wholesale and retail, by JULES HAUEL, Practical Chemist and Perfumer, jv __ in 4,? "'h I hird street, Philadelphia. ??by,.m^ B-J?<a?mod, No 4li Brpadway; F, A. Artainlt Lafayette Bazaar, Nos. 149 and 141 Broadway; A Willani, S W. corner ot Cedar aad William streets Premium was awarded at the Praaklia Institute. nl? lm'rc 1 ftTHORNk. * C0" Flour Marehant.Iii ?? ? Broad MM nil ee Sermon by tUe Very ltsv. lJr. Power, at St, I Pftfr'? CHurcli, ilrllrerrd on Suiidty eve- ; nlng, 41?t Inst. " Prvvr all thingt?hold fait, that which is guod."? hi Uteuuiiniiuru, v. chap., 21 jt vernc " Tlie nomoii Catholic, and the Protestant r< Itgion, hio not rcereiy dirtereuiMs of npinion, they ato opposite, ar.d mint aiwn) i mutually counteract each ottier. If the ; Catholics are right, the raforinatiori waa not superfluous | hut abominable?a rebellion against tho powers estab lished by God himself If we hold the tiuth, the chief i- .ft ol tliwir worship is not only erroneous but idola- ' troua?an to heaven instotd of a reasonable ser vice. between such contrarieties there can be no amal- ; gamation."?hti'.ith Crihc, vol 89, p. *41. These sentiments perfectly coincide with my ow n view ol the subject. If the Catholics ur?* right, tlirn j the reformation iu & moustrous rebellion agaiuot ilie powers established by God himself; but it, oil the other hand, Protestant* are right, then it is certain i that the Church of Koine is erroneous in the ex treme. Looking at the subject in this point of view, it becomes a duty incumbent on every earnest anil sincere Christian to resort to every means ol disco vering the truth. It is in the fullest conviction ft( this duty that I appear be lore ye this evening 1 feel that 1 muat pressti truth ; wo to u? if we keep it cap tive ; I know that truth is unpalatable to the world; 1 know that the world wishes to be flattered. In preaching the truth we tHust net ue unmindful ol charity; charily has bewitching charms; the great apostle of the nations tells us that truth without it, it in our mouth but an empty sound. It is a melan choly fact, my lriends, that there are very important controversies ol faith between christians. Now, how are those controversies to he decided 1 The protestants say they are to be decided by the scrip tures alone. The catholic denies this, and says, " hear the church." Uur doctrine on this [joint will euier into the subject of ilus lecture. The subject is, "Are the holy scriptures the rule of faith and the judge of controversy r Here you observe that two tilings are to be considered; the judge, and the rule ?we call him thejudge who p.issrs sentence and de cides between the litigating parties. W. call the role that according to which thejudge decides lain here to show ye in the first place that tha holy scriptures are notthejudgeol religiouscoiuroversy.and second ly that they are not the sole and only rule of faith ? My leasoit tells me that scripture cannot bo a judge ol controversy. It tells me that a judge of any controversy ought to decide in such way hs to enable the contend ing parties to see bow the case stands. Do the ?crip lures decide iu this way i They do not. How do I know I My expeiience tells me that tho scriptures do not decide in u clear arid peispicuous manner The Lutheian* sad the Calviuists have been divided on the following peiuts, first : tho b ptism of infants;'Jd, the real presence of Christ's boiiy in the Holy Eucharist : and, 3J, on predestination. Both parties have appealed to the scriptures an the only jut'ge of controversy Have the scriptures dei i.ied I They have not; for we find them as much divided a* ever on tha points I have stated. Now, seeing that both Lutherans and Calvinists ar.sert that tho holy scriptures art* capable of Riving h i lull, a clear, *ud uuasiuivucal decision on controverted { points, am 1 not juetift -it. on vinw of their long and con tinued dissension, todiaw oco or the other of the lol i lowing conclusions ? Fust, either the scriptures have , not, and cannot give a clear and lull decision of the con I trovei'sy; and, secondly, it it have, the Lutherans, or Calvinists are contumacious and disobedient. In the second epistle of St Paul to the Corinthians, Sd chapter and Gih verse, 1 read the following words " The letter killeth; the spirit vivifwth." The obvious meaning of the apostle is, that a slavish adherence to tha letter of tho sacred scriptures, will often lead us into the most b&letul errors; and that an adherence to their meaning and import, will greatly promote our spiritual welfare It is a consolation to know that I am sustained in this interpretation, by the greatest light of Christian anti quity. St. Augustine, in hi* 79th sermon, Dr. itmport, ni allusion to tho words above quoted, says?"that tho ' letter' killed the Jews; and also the heretics, who says tho saint are like a body, without a quickoning spirit " The lettor killed the Jews, who, as St I'aul i says, in the loth verse ot the chapter above quoted, l.ava a veil over their hearts, even to this day, because they do not know Christ," who is hidden under the Jewish sacrifices and ceremonies, as under a veil ; and bocuuse they adhera to these externals they do not lift up the veil, and see what it covers The latter killed the heretics. Let us open ecclcsisstical history, rnd it will show us thu Saballians asserting that there are nut three persons in Ood. They say that Gud is called fa'-lier, because ha created all things, mat lie it called tlie son, ceeause ha assumed Unman na i'ire iu tho womb of tlie Virgiu Mary; that bo is calleil the Holy Ghost, because be sanctitied us, and all tliii irom a literal interpretation ol the text found in the 10th chapter of St. John, " The Fatner and I are one," contra ry to the interpretationtof the church, which teaches that they are 0110 in caience, and three in pursons. The letter killed the Aliens, who asserted that the (ion wm not equal to hii Father, adhering to W?i? text, found in John, Uth chapter, 28th veise: "The l>uther in greater ihan 1," contrary to the interpretation ot the church, which oys that the Son ii not equal to the Father, con tidered iu hi* human nature, but that he ia equal to the Kathe;, considered in his divine nature, lie himself hav mg and, " The Father and 1 are one." The latter killed the Macedonians, vi ho denied the divinit} of the Holy Hhoet tiom tnu text, 1st Corinthians, -M chep , 10th v , ' The apirit sejreheth all things." From ttieso vsords | they ni^ued thus-he that senrchetb, aonketa; he that ?icelioth, duuhteth; lie that doubtath, ia ignorant: lie that i-ignorant, ia not God; therefore tue tluTy Ghost is not iio I. The interpretation ot the church in, that tho Holy ohost see* and knows all things; and she points to the 7ih I'saini, in wl.lch God is represented as tho searcher of heart?. Somo very ancient heretics denied the resur rection ot the body , on the atieiigth of the woids of the Kedeemer, lecoidt-d m tt o 6th chapter of the Gospel aacoidiug to St. John, " 1 tie flash pioftteth nothing." If the flush profit no hu g, why say that it will ri*e agaiu ' Caivio urged tho satue text against the real presence ol ('mist's body in tho Eucharist. If his fle?h profit no thing, said Calvin, why give it to us in the Eucharist?? Wo all acknowledge that the ancient heretic* were wrong-and we say that Calvin's interpretation ii also wrong, for this simple reason) if Calvin be right, then we ean ask, why did Christ assume human nature? Why did he sutler for us in the flesh? 1 his simple observa tion shows you more forcibly than any accumulated re marks, that we must look lor another interpretation ol the text, beside that which Calvin and his followers give : to it. These examples are sufficient to show, .md to con vince the sincere enquirer alter truth, that the Scrip tures, considered in their letter, are not, and canDOt tin, h judge ol controversies of laith. tint what say ye of the Scriptures, considered in their import or meaning' ] ?ay that in this point of view, ttiey cannot he a judge ol controversy. Why ? Becau?e the controveisy is often about their own meaning, which is obscure, and il ho, how can they give that clear and unequivocal deci sion which ia expected from a judge of controversy. But we are told that the scriptures are clear, and that if any ob-cutity be found in one text it is dispelled by the per npicuity of another. This is what our opponents call con terence ol places. But if this be the case, why is there not an end to their own controversies ? Thero is a wide difference, my friends, between the grammatical perspi cuity and the theological meaning ol the sacred writings Nothing can be more perspicuous than the grammatical perspicuity of the text, "This is my body," and we all Know the numberless controversies that have grown out of this text. In the Gospel ol St. Mathew we read that Mary Magdalene came to the sepulchre whilst it was yet dark. And in the Gospel of St. Mark we read that Mary Magdalene came to the sepulchre when the sun had al ready risen. Now, nothing can he more roundly or clearly expresse s than these distinct narrations of the evangelists, considered in a grammatical sense; but I leave it to your ownoommon sense to say if the theologi cal sense be so very evident. The reader of the sacied volume will meet many passages which to his mind are veiy clear, hut which to another aie not clear-take for example this passage in the-Jnl chapter ol the Acts of the Apostles .? ' 1'liou shalt not leave my soul in hell." The < atholic says thl* passnge ulenrly conflims that article ol tho creed. "ht? descended into hell " Calvin says that this passage doe* nut prove Christ's descent Into bell, but lhat lio actually endured (be torments of hell by his ?u!t'eru>|a on tfce cross, when ha exclaimed, " My i*od, aiy God, way |ia?t thou forsakeu me !? He also says that ball raosna the grave, and that the text ought to be ton i thuai?Ihou shalt aot leave my body in the aiave How are we to decide this controversy ? Aro we to reonr to the Scripture ?? The Sciipture does not change its language?the worda ol the Scripture are itiil these : " Thoa shalt net leave my soul iu hell " Tkia reminds me ol what took place at the Confeience ol flat is bene, between the famous Jesuit Gretzer and Ilailmonr er.' Heie we are," said the Jesuit, in piesencu ol the Holy Stfftpture?let it speak?let it *ay thou, Jamea Gretrer, art cast in Ihy cause, and tbou, Hailbronner. bast won it. Let it say (his and I am satis<*4?but if ii cannot say this, how canst thou say that it ia a judge ol our con troversy." And he goea on to say that no criminal has ever darod to apply with confidence to a judge by whom he knew be would certainly be condemned. But all heretics have confidently appealed to the Holy Scrip tures because they could not be condemned by the Hulv Scriptures. If wo look narrowly into the case we shall And that there are many texts whose oithodox meaning cannot be decided by the Scriptures themselves. Tako the text found in the J8th chapter of St Matthew, " Go teach all nations,l aptixing them in the name of the Father and of the i'on and of the Holy Ghost." All Chiistians deduce the necessity of baptism from this text, and also the necessity on the part of the minister of baptism to pronounce the names of the blessed Trinity, otherwise the baptism would be invalid. But il a person were to start up and say that Christ never oommanded the mi nister to use this lorm, I baptise thee in the name of the Father and of the Son and ol the Holy Ghost, and that for the validity of the baptism, It was all sufficient to hav* the intention of baptising in the name ol the Tri nity. Could this person lie refuted by the Scriptures ? Never, he could never but by u reference to the constant and uniform practice ol the church There is another taxt found in 3d chapter of St John, "Unless a person be born again of water and the Holy Ohoat he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven." Catholics and Lu theran* say, that this text piovea the necessity ot bap tism by water. Calvin denies this, and in order to justi fy lua denial he flies to the text found in the Ifith chap vr of St Luke, "He will baptise you with Are." In this text, flte is not taken to mean the natural element; why theu say that watar meana the natural element in the text which i* quoted to prove the nece*?ity of baptism by water ' Here again yon *** that Scripture elone can not determine its own orthodox meaning, and that we must liooc# - d n 1 y have recourse to another judge of con troversy. I have proved that Scripture taken in its let ter cannot be a judge ot controversy; I have proved that Scripture taken iu its import cannot be a judge of con troversy; and I shall now briefly show you triat Protes tants themselves admit this. Between them and us there is a controversy concerning the deutero-canonicni books of the Old Testament. They reject thorn books on the authority of the Synugogne. On this rejection I shall make but two remark?, first, that it does not accord well with the fitness of things, lor a Christian to run from the authority ot the Church of Christ t" the Synagogue And secondly, by so doing the Protestant loses his case, for lie runs from the Scrip tures, which he asserts to be the only judge of contro versy, to another judge, the Jewish synagogue 1 uow con.e to the consideiation of the second point, viz Are the Scriptures the sole rule of fRith ? Protestants po sitively assert that they a'e. The Catholic asserts that they ate not, and says that Scripture and tradition are the Christian's rule o! faith. Here, you will ask, what the Catholic means by tradition? In the chuioh there are three kinds of tradition. The first is divine tradi tion, and this re^urds what the apostles, as preachers of the divine word, have taught, but have not committed to writing Second, thete are apostolical traditions which rei;ard thoie things which the apostles, as rulers of the church, havu instituted for the good of souls, the administration of the sacraments, and the maintenance of order, inch are the Len'en fast, ami the observance of the Lord's day. Ecclesiastical tradition regards these things which the chief pastors of the church have insti tuted Irom tiaie to time, such as the observance of cor tuin feasts and fasts. From this explanation you can see that the Catholic holds that the Scripture is not the whole word of God, but that them i* also an unwritten word of God which is equally as binding on Christians as the wtitten word. The Protestant asserts that the Christian is bound by nothing hut the written word, and that it cannot bo asserted what those divine and aposto lical traditions are. To piove that there is an unwrit ten word of (?od, which binds equally with the written, the Catholic refers to the 2d Tnessaloni?n?, 2<1 chap , " Hold the traditions which you have received by word or by our epistle " It all were written, would St. Paul have used this language! If all weie written, would St. John. 2d Kphesians, 12th ohapter, have said, " Having other thing? to communicate, I did not wish to commit them to writing." 8t. Paxil, 1st Corinthians, IstOhap.. says, "The other things I will arrange when I shall ] come." H all were written, would he have spoken thus. In the 11th Chap. 1st F.phesians to the Corinthians, he po sitively praises the Corinthians for having observed the { traditions which they received. The leader of eccle siastical history will find it stated that Eusehius, iu his Evangelical demonstration, says the apostles actually cjncea.ed some ol the mysteries of the Christian reli gion from those whom they considered weak in the faith, and that they communicated by secret tradition to those to whom they could be entrusted, and that this is gathered from these words of the apostle? " we speak wisdom to the perfect." lly rejecting tra dition we contradict the wisdom even of Pagan anti quity. "Tully,in his book on law, says that nioial precepts and rules of conduct are more effectually sown in a commonwealth by custom and usage, than by written laws.'' lsocrates in his letter to Philip ol Niacedon, says, " that the oracles of the mind are tnore powerful to persuade than written maxims." The people of England and of this country, subscribe to this truth oy adhering to the common "law, which is nothing but tradition; and by holding it up as the very embodiment ol human wisdom. The great lights of Christian anti quity have also taught tin the necessity of admitting and being governed by tradition. St. Chrysostom, comment ing on the words of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, already quoted, says, " 'Tis evident that we must be goverred by tradition, seeing that the opostlas did not write every thing " St. Epiphanius, Bishop of Sallamnis, in Cyprus, who lived in tho iourth century says, "the Christian must hold to tradition and Scripture.-' St. basil in his book on the Holy Ghost says, ' we establish some of our doctrines by Scripture and some by tradition, for the apostles have not written everything " Say then, in your dnnmssionato momenta, if we are to he considered blind ana deluded creatutes for not abandoning the great lights ol Christian antiquity,for tho ignuifalu-n ol tho reforma tion ! But how can it be said that tradition is as binding ns the Holy Scripture ? Because it is the word of God. What! tradition tho word of Sod ! Yes, divinu tradition is the word of God, but the written word alone is justly failed the word ol God. Tradition has as good a right to '?a called the word of (rod, and why I Tho written word is culled the word of God, becsueo it is inspired ; but divine tradition is inspired, therefore it i* the word of God. Now, what ditTeicnce, in point of obliga tion, can thero be between the written word of God and the unwritten word ? We can see no difference What the apostles, who wrote, have taught, is held to bo the word ot God, and what the apostles, who did not write, have taught, is also the word of uod, because thoy wtre insi>ire<i, and between their respective teachings, do Christian will have the temerity to assert that there in nny difference in point of au thority. Without this divine tradition, we should know nothing of the inspiration of the Holy Scrip ture*. On tne authority of thin tradition alone wi keep the first day of the week, holy, instoad of the (Tenth; reject thia divine tradition and the whole Chria tun fabric tumbles to tlio ground. How can those divine &.<.<> apostolical tradition* tie known ! St Anguittiiic gives the following rules. The first is found in hi? fourth book on baptism?" That which the universal church doth hold, and which has not been invented by uuy council, and whicli it still holds, is justly believed to ! avo descended to us from thu apostles." The second i-j found in his boolc against the Dunatirts, that which they who went befoie us have found to exist in tlio church and not to have been instituted after the age of the apos tics, such practice is justly considertMl as apostolical The common objection which is urged against tradition is taken from the Second JCpistk- of St Paul to Timothy. 3d chapter, " All scripture divinely inspired is nseful to teach, fkc., Sic." therefore, the scriptures are a suftioiont rule of faith This I am willing to grant, if 1 could bring myself to beliere the word useful, means all sufflcieut but as 1 cannot believe thu I murt taka leave to stay whore 1 am, and to say that the Scripture in not a full rule of faith. But in adhering to tradition, > on disobey Christ} see St Matthew 16th chap., you also disobey the apostles; sea the Collossiaus, 3d chapter; see Teter 1st op 1st chap These texts would cound well in a conventicle against tho Priests and the Romans. Christ is sni<l to have re probated traditions, but did Christ reprobate the Mosaic and necessary traditions of the Synagogue, by which alone she could have known the divine authority of the Hooks of Moses and his divma legation? But Christ re probated traditions, he did. He reprobated the false traditions of the Phnrisees, by which they corrupted the law and seduced the people from the truth. Those tra ditions are familiar to the reader of the New Testament they are called deute roses, and some of them are found ill this 15th chap of St. Matt., which is objected against tin ; for example, the Pharisees taught that it was not lawlul to eat with unwashed hands; they also taught that the neglect of parents by their children could ho atoned for by some gift to Almighty God. They taught that to swear by tho temple and the altar was no sin, but to swear by the gold of the Temple was, accord ing to their teaching, a grievous sin. Such wero the tra ditions which Chiist condemned, and not the divine tra ditions whish I have already allnded to. 9t. Paul condem nedthe sophisms of the pagan philosophers, and St. Poter the superstition* of the Gentiles, from which the gospel had delivered us. They certainly did not condemn di vine and apostolical tradition*. But in holding to tradi tion, do we not accuse the Scriptures of insufficiency 7 We say that they are not a full iule of faith, and this we have proved. We say that the Scriptures, so far as they go, aie a perfect light to our feet, and a perfect rule of faith, when we follow the lines of apostolic interpreta tion as given by the Church of Christ. We say, they aro a law. and as every law, human and divine, requires authoritative interpretation, through regularly consti tuted judges, that tney have not been made by Christ the rule of faith and judge of controversy But here wo are accused of putting the Church ovor the Scriptures. The Church is over the Scriptures, in the same manner that the judge, who sits on the secular bench, ia over the law; but as this judgo is not above the law and the con stitution which he interprets, neither is the Church above the Scriptures. I now retort the argument, and say that Protestants, in rejecting divine and apostolical traditions, resist tho Scriptures . they resist St. Paul, who com manded them in tho persons of the Thessalonians to hold fast the traditions which thoy received, whe ther by word, or by his epistle. But they would hdmit them if they knew them. They can know t em on the some authority, and in the same man nrr, that they know tho authenticity and the inspi ration of the Divine Scriptures. But are theae not doubt- . ful tiaditious ? The Scriptures themselves were doubt- j ful for some time. The faithful did not know which wcie the genuine Scriptures until they ware separated from the spurious by rope Oelaslus, in the filth century. . We murt candidly ndmit, my friends, that the testimony : of thu Christian Cnurch, her asseveration from age to age, from man to man, is at solid foundation for our belief in ; divine and apostolical tradition, as it Is for our belief in the Holy Scriptures. After the decision of the church,,, no deubt was entertained concerning the genuine Scrip- | turea ; and when the Church decides on the divinity and apostolioitT of tradition, all doubt must vanish. If we look into the economy of revealed religion, we find that it is neoesaarily based on testimony. The patriarchal religion was transmitted by testimony for the space of aaoo years. When Moses added his religion to the patri archal, he himself was a witness to his cotemporariea . and they, again, were witnesses to their children anil > posterity: their ceremonies, their sacrifices, their festi vals, were also speaking witnesses. When Christ came, j he appear*^ as a witness Irom heaven. John proclaimed himsoll as a witness for the " true light;" and Christ said to his apostles, " Ve shall be witnesses of me in Je rusalem, in Judea in Samaria, and even to the utternoM parts of the earth." The Christian system is a series of tacts, in some measure. The prinoipal facta are thpaa. First, which are the genulae scriptures I What iv thft interrelation that has been constantly put upon thm 1 Are Christiana to believe nothing but what is found la them 7 Theie lacta can be ascertained only from the practico and testimony of churches, from the writings mf the fathers, and from councils ; and aa all are not capwble of investigating this testimony, common sense tells aa that it whs meet in the divine ReJecmer to establish a tri bunal in order to sift this testimony. Now that Christ At establish this tribunal, we know from 8t Paul to the fjjkt sians,n horn he says that Christ gave some to be teanflMkl Those teachers he called his Church ; and he tellrwt that e must bear this Church. By Church, wo mean the chief pastors, either collected or dispersed To these he has given the divine permission to teach both the written and unwritten wonl. To them he he* said, " Go teach all nations, and lo, I am with ye all days, even to the consummation of the worid J Our reasoning i* said to be defective on this point. Th# ( famous Watts, a dissenter of the 17th century, telli>B*< that by proving the Scriptures from the church, ag^the church Irom the Sciiptures, we roll in what 1o|Mnm call the vicioas circle. We say that we are guiltp^f M ?uch sophistry. The vicious circle, according to logi cian^ Kiiti when the same thing ia proved by the iimi thing, under every respect, tbui: If I were to prove to i an Atheist the existence of bodie*, because Ood exitti, and that God exitti because bodios exist, 1 ihould move in the vicious circle, which ia a species of sopbmm call ed fhti* arineipii, or begging the principle. N'ow, in our reasoning, this circle Toes not esist. When I rea son with a Protestant, ha admits the divine inspiration of the Scripture* I therefore do not prove the Scriptures, and from tho Scriptures, which he admits?I only prove I the authority of the chtirch. Again. 1 admit that I know ' the Scriptures from the church, which stands before me ?s a respectable witness, who cannot be deceived, nor oen deceive me. On her testimony I receive the **orip turea as authentic, and from those authentic Scriptures, I , learn her divine character and authority. This is not proving the samn thing by the same thing, under every respect. I receive the Scriptures on the natural and mo- ? ral veracity of the church, as a witness; and the extra ordinary powers of this witness 1 know trom the Scrip tures. I shall make this plain, by au example. John Jacob Astoi gives a letter to Prinid, Ward Sc. King, to the Piesident ol the Bank ot America, to whom the veracity and respectability ol Prime, Ward It King are well known. They hand him the letter from John Jacob A? tor, and the P/esident believes, even before breaking the seal that the letter is authentic; and this on their well known respectability. On reading the letter, he flnda that they are empowered, by John Jaoob Astor, to draw on him lor a hundred thousand dollars of his fund*, which are in the bank. Now, if this President should say to Prime, Ward k King, gentlemen, I believe .his letter is Irom John Jacob Attor; but as jou yourselves are the bt'.iera of it, I cannot believe you are empowered to re ceive the money, though 1 have the order in thia letter, what would you thick of the reasoning of the President? I shall tell you you would thin* him deranged in the moral faculty. Now for the application. The Scriptures are a letter from (iod to tis. The chtirch i* the re spectable and veracious messenger, on whose autho rity we believe in the authenticity of thi* letter; and when this letter tells us that the church is invested with extraordinary powers, ue believe it, and in this there is certainly no vicious circle. Mark now the reasoning of our adversaries. They know the inspira tion of the scriptures from the private spirit, and they know the authority of the piivate spirit from the scrip tures; this is moving in the circle with a vengance, and I must say that whilst I admire their oredulity, 1 despite their logic. The reader of the old testament knows that all religious controversies in the ol 1 IftW were decided by the high priest and council. Here I can refer ye to 17th chap, of Deuteronomy, 8th verse. "Ifthou perceive that there be among ye a hard and doubtful matter, thou shall come to the priest of the Levitical race, and to the judge that shall be ut that time, and thou shalt ask of them and they shall show the 'ruth of the judgment and thou shalt follow their sentence; neither shalt thou de cline to the right hand nor to the left. In the 3d of Pan lepomenon, loth chap, and 10th verse, we have ?n epi tome of the questions to be decided by thia tribunal; they were concerning the law, the commandment*, the cere mouies, and the justifications. How this was understood by the Jews themselves we know from Josepbus in his 2d book against Appian. He tell* us that the high priest decided all controversies of faith. 1 allude to this eco nomy of the old law io order to show the analogy that exists between it and the new. In the new we iind that all controversies ot faith h .vo been decided by authori ty from the very beginning, even the first controversy with regard to circumcision was decided by authority. The ancient heretics were condemned by authority ? and let it not tie suid that this authority wax usurped by the church, lor both Luther and Calvin admitted that Anna and Macedorius and Nestoriua, and the rest, were justly condemned. And in our dispassionate moments, we must admit that they never would have benu condemned or silenced had not the church interposed her authority. How, for instance, could Nestoriu* have been condemn ed by tiio Scriptures alone, when he l>o*?!ed that he had no less than sixty place* of Scripture to prove his heresy of the existence ol two persons in ChriU / This heresi arch was condemned by the general council of ?phesus in too year 454, under Pope Colestine. Strange to say that wo have seen him lionized in this country in the peison ol one of his bishop*, by tkose ?h* look on the Seripture* a* the only judge of controversy. 1 do not by any means blame the hospitality that has been exten ded to the stranger-hospitality is a noble and Christian virtue, ond 1 admire it wherevur 1 find it. But 1 do con demn that fraternization which is founded on a contempt of the Church of Ood, and that iodiflerentiam which would cover a condemned heresy under the chimerical advantage of distributing the Holy Scriptures, without note or comment, among the Nestorians I call this ad vantage chimerical | yuery?will not the Nestorians Mini find in those Scriptures the sixty texts of their founder ! I notice this economy of the Jewish church also, in order to meet aa objection which | it* brought against us, from the words of Itaias, 8th caapter, ?'To the law and tne testimony j" liere wo at# told that we are referred to the law and to the testimony, a* tho Jews were, but I have shown that the Jewi were oiiliged to yield to authority,and to the authority of the iinjti priest, iu their religious controversies. By refer i tug to thin 8th chupter of Isaiat, wo shall see that Is&ia* told the Jews that ihey were not allowed to have re courre to I'y thonesbcs for a knowledge of future event* ; dud to show that they were prouibiled lr?m so doing, ha marred tpem to the law of Moses ; and that in order to know future events, he reteried them to the testimony nt thn Prophets, who were specially appointed by the Almighty. The argument is, the Jews were pre vented from consulting witclioB - therefore, tha scripture* are a full ittle of faith, and judge cf controversy. Verily, they who would thuf inter piat the sacred writings aro blind, and leaders ol the blind. 1 uow come to the two words, which ho nest old 8elden caid " undid" the world?" Search the scriptures." John, Ath chapter. From these words the lnblicals infer that the Scriptures at* the sola and a iilftcient rule ot faith for Christians. Let us refer to this chapter, and see if it n ill justify this conclusion. In this chapter, Christ disputed with tha Jews, who denied his divinity. He refers them, in the first place, to the testimony of John the Baptist ; in the second place, he refers them to the testimony of hit own miracles, and in the third place, he relers thom to the testimony of his Father ; and as a last resoit, knowing their attachment to the Scriptures, he says, " search tho Scriptures, for thoy also give testimony of me " Now, we maintain ttiit tli? whole chanter militates against our adversaries, who say that the Scriptures aloue are to he consulted, seeing that our Divine Kedeemer referred to othsr testi monies beside the Scripture. In our manner of arguing, we imitate our divine Lord; we refer in proof of our doctrine to tradition, the practice of the Church and to the Holy Scriptures, wheieas o-ir adversaries reler to the Scriptures alone, hereby imitating the conduct ol the Jews, who sinneil against the known truth. In view of what I have suid, we have just reason to complain of the awful calumny that is constantly put upon us, by .?aying that we are hostile to the Sacred Scriptures. Our efforts are invariably directed towards rescuing tham from the sneer of the infidel, and the abuse of the fanatic. When I kiss the Holy Scriptures before my co'igiegation, will it be said that I despite them t When I incense them in public, will it be said that I hate them 7 I leave it to the whole world to judge, if Catholics do not pay more respect than their acautert to the sacred word. Considered as a book, we pay it more respect, for we cannot Wear to see it tossed up and down through a pub lic school room. When we read it in public, we place it through respect on the face of a man, whilst othara place it against the back of an eagle and wings of brass. Considered in its meaning, we pay it more respect, for we take its meaning from the Church of Ood, the pillar and the ground of tiuth, and not Irom our own private sense. This private sense ia the well spring of every error, the fountain of bitterMaa, and the root of dissen sion. Tertullian, many centuries ago, said that what was lawful to Valentinut, was lawful to the Valen tinians. We say that what waa lawful to theTrotee tants, was also lawful to the Presbyterians. As it was in tho days of Luther, so It is in our daya. He com plained that there was not an ass in his time who did not ! with to have the reverieaof his own mad brain received ; at the dictates of the Holy Ghost. And what a pretty ' reformer he muit hat* been to have opened the door to all this wild disorder and confusion. I shall now con | elude this lecture bjr giving ye the sentiments of the church concerning tho Scriptures. " If you with to know tne wonders of creation, and the progress of man kind, read (JenetkS. If you wish to know how the an ! cient jwopla of Ood we'e governed, read the Judges. It you KMhto know how tne ancient church of Uod ?ai governed, read the Ceremonial. If you wi-h to know new to govern yoursel vet, r?ad the Moralt If youwukt* know sacred hittcry, read the historical Books If you wish to know how to possess your tnui in pktienec, read Job It you with to have a falve for evory disease ol the mind, read the Pstlmt If you with to know how Christ was foretold, read the Prophets. | II yon with to know how the propheciet were fulfilled, . read the Gospels. If you with to know how the reli- j gioQ*f Christ was propagated, read the Acts. Ifiyou , wMi to know how the good pastor ought to govern his j flock, reud the Epistles. Andif you wish to plunge into 1 tha ocean of mystery, read the Kevelttioni "We look upon all thtte books at fixed stars in the firmament ot (??elation, but we do not consider them a lull rule of faith, nor a judge of controversies. These we leave to the church of God, who in this respect may be compared to that particular atar which pointed out to the wise man tha birth place of the infant Savior, when til the star* in the Anna men t could not have done it Hudson Strbkt Railroad ?Before the commit tee Irom the Common Council shall have reported favorably upon this railway project, they would do wall, as we think, to inquire into the legal capacity ol that body to convert a public highway or street from its legitimate purpose, to the almost supreme control of a railroad corporation?thereby convey ing an exclusive franchise to individual capitalists, to the detriment of the public good, and in no way recognized by any statute of our State. Th<* specu lative motives of the projectors of thia money mak* i ing enterprise, seem to be well nnderstood. as wellaa the interested disposition manifested by the holders of property at ana about its contemplated termini, by those who are reully interested residents and bonajidt owners o( real estate, along thf line. The gre it mass ol the people engaged in active businecs pursuit in its immediate neighborhood, are strong ly opposed to this visionary project?for, in its con struction, tney would not only sustain much injury, but be seriously annoyed by its oiwration. There has been enough ot such nigh-handed violations of private and piillic vested rights already perpetrated, lor private sjieculative purposes, and we confidently hope that our present Common Council will hesitate long before they will sacrifice the many for the ea- , benefit of the few in the authorizing of thia new monopoly?a railroad to Greenwich. A. B I Love the Ladle*, Ever/ (hie. BIT JAMES 1TILLMAN. I love the ladies, every oub? ^3 -4 The laughing, ripe brunette? i Tuoae d .rk eyu'l daughter* of thelsun, With tresses black an jet. ^ What rapture in their gl luces glow, Rich tinU their cheeks disclose*, Audio the little dimples there, Young <miling Love reposes I love the ladies. every one? | The blonde to aoft and fair ? With look) 10 mild and languiihiag, And bright and golden hair ; How lovely are their *ylph-like form, Their alabaiter hue, And their bluihea Tar more beautifa]? Than rose-bud* bathed in dew. I love the Indie*, every one? F.Vn those wnoae graoeless form* Are rugged as the eak that'* borne A hundred winters' storm) ? The young, the old, the stout, the thin, The ihort a? well as tall. Widow*an 1 wivet, matron* and maid*. O, y*?, I love them all. 1 love the ladie*, every one Nona but a wretch would float 'em. This world would be a lonely plaoe If we were left without 'en> , Bu lighted by a woman'* (mile, Away all gloom is driven, Aud the most humble home appear* Almost a little Heaven. I love the ladies, every one? They're angels all. God blest 'am, Anil what can greater pleasure give. Than to comrort and caress 'em. f call myself a temperance man, So I'll drink their health in water Here's to tue mothers, one and all, And every mother's daughter. The Magnetic Telegraph. WiiHiMiToi, Dec. 20th, 1S4-V To thr Editor of the Union : Dealt Sir In compliance with your request, I take pleasure in stating the preparations made for the exten sion of Morse's eleotio-magnetic telegraph in the United 8tate>. A company was orginized last spring to construct ? coutinuous lino from New York to Washington, the first object of which was to put up two wire* from New Ycrk to Ph ladelphia. Owing to Jiffl.-ulties as to right of way, they wore much delayed, and for that reason, and others, were compelled to take a circuitous route about 150 miles in length. It >* complete, except about thirty miles, upon which the posts trt up ; and the wires are being put tip by two pame*, one At each end. Arrangement* have recently bean made to extend this line to Baltimore as rapidly as it can lie rut up. Another company was organized soon after the for* mer, to construct a line from the city ol New York to the city of Buffalo. The entire line from Albany to Buffalo was put under contract early last fall, and i* : nearly completed, with two wire*. An arrangement wa* made in November for the con s'luction of a line from New York to Boston. The woik on the eastern end has progressed with great ra pidity. The holes are ug to Springfield, and probably tuither, and the posts are upon a greater part of that distance hlarly in the summer, cn arrangement wa* made ha ving in view the constiuction of a line westward from Philadelphia t? Pittsburg, and St. Louis, throwing off a branch to Lake Erie. Means have boen raised to carry tin) line to Pittsburg ; it in built tiom Harrisrturg to Lan caster, and ij going up rapidly from tnat point tp Pbila ? delpbia. V line of thirty-eight miles, from Buffalo to Lockport, is in successful operation. A ltne trom Boston to Lowell, about twenty-five mile*, is nearly completed. Line* are contracted for, leading from to Oswego, from Auburn to Ithaca, and branching thence to Binghampton, Owego aim . Liaes are nearly completed from New York and Boa to,i, down to the offing of those ports Preliminary arrangon.ents are made with the view of pushing a line through irorn Washington to New Or k ins. operation* to commence early in the spring. Many other routes are l>e*poke, with a view to con struction next year, We encounter some unforeseen difficulties, and have been much disappointed by erroneous estimate* a* to the time requisi e to build these lines ; but rothing has occurred to shake the perfect confidence entertained a* to the practicability and profit of this great enterprise. If any more detailed information is desired by yoe, It will be given with great pleasure. With high regard, yours, Sic , AMOS KENDALL. Facts and Fancy. I3y proclamation, the legislature o' Nova Scotia i- prorogued to the iOth January next, then to meet lor despatch of business On the 15th instant there was four feet of wtter in the channel of the Ohio at riitaburgh. It waa 11 ing rapidly. The river opposite Montreal is closed. The price of potatoes at Quebec is 4a. a minot, Mia wood. $6 a cord ; water, 1* 3d. the barrel; awl btoad lOd. and l*. per loat. in addition to thai* evils, ii ease* are beginning to appear, especially in the in hnrtu ; and the cold is to intense that the thermometer h < beeu tor several 'lay*, trom 24 t> 28 degrees below zero. Mr. Hayes has purchased a lot of ground in Mon Ireal, on which he ia going to btiild a theatre, with eoa cert rooms. The inhabitants of Nassau, W. I., are suffering much from want of water. Provision* of all kinds are scarce. The Hudson is still open to Poughkeepsie. TO LE r. M FURNISHED or unfurnished, a suite of splendid room ..with centre foldiug door,an excellent view of the Park sad Broadway, a balcony ia fioot, entrance No. 11 | ?.c?inan street. dl# lw*I? , CITV HOTfcL, HARTFORD, TO LET. 1 This well knowu establishment is offered for rest, if I tTjB application it immediately made. The Fnrnitnre, and I Dalit til its appurtenaucrs, can oe had on reasonable terms.? ] I'nxrMion kit u immediately, if desired. For particulais wuuire of the subscriber at the City Hotel. d20 Iw'rrc CUttTIS JUPSON. f? KNOX of HO Fulton street, has KOI % beautiful as tort merit of Mats snd Caps, of all descriptions, for the ; .iolydays, and a fine a?sortment ol Ladies' Kara. di9 lsr*re I LOuK A 1' THIS. J IMPORTED FRENCH BOOTS of the best quality at th? extraordinary low price of $1 06 Double Sol-, the best article 5 JO C<>rk Sole do ... , ? SO French Cidl B iota, made to order. J 00 Preach Call Shoe* t 00 l>ent. Hall Boou t 24 Dancing rumps, (he nice-t kind IK Dancing Gaiters, with Patent Leather Tips ? ITS And a general assortment of Iudia Rubbers and all kinds ef OverShoes, from the smallest to the largest; slso a great as sortment of Boys' Boots and Shoes; Misses and Children's do. Ladies iu this afore will find the greale?t assortment of Oaiters, Uuckins, Slips, Ties. Quilted Shoes, Moccssins, Clogs, Toilet Slips, white and bl ck Satin and white Kid Slips; lnd<a Rub bers of all the different qualities, sorts and sizes, trom the smallest to the largest, and but one price asked, st 367 Broad way, corner of Franklin street. nA Im'r M. CAHILL FKEMIUM BOOTS. J FINE FRENCH BOOTS for S3 30. city made, and for style and durability^ they are equal toihose sold In other stores for $3. Fiue r rencn Premium Imperial Dress Boots for $4 50, oiua' to those now in other storea for M or $7, t YOUNG k JONE'S French Boot and Shoe manufactory, me ofthe most fashionable establishments in ihis city. Our boots having been judged in the late Fair at NibloV are said to be the best boots lor the price ever sold in this country. Alee, i superior new stvle French Dancing Oaiters, and overshoes, constantly ou hand. All good* warranted to give satisfaction. Boots and HHoee made to order in the shortest notice Mending done in the .tore. YOUNG a JON EH. 4 Ann street, n7 1m*re near Broadway, N?w York BOS I ON STEAMER I OR HALIFAX AND LIVERPOOL \ THE Roral Mail Htenrn-hip ACADIA will Itave Boston for the sbcve worts, irs follows, viz ? The Aculia Win Hsrriaon, Commsuder, oa 1st Jan. IMS. Passage to Liverpool $ISS. I'lume to Halilu M. For freight or passage, apply to D ORiGHAM, Jr., Agent, ? Wall st. No Berth secured lintil pa d for. d 10 rh FOR LIVERPOOL?The sfU nd'd aid ?*ll knowu regular oacket ship QT- PATRl' f, Proel. imister, will ssil on the Wih December, her regular _ . i iu a most Handsome and conifv uli't manner accom modate a limited number ol cabin, second cabin and ?'eersge Passengers a' much less than tie nsuat rstea, by immediate ap plication oa board the ship, foot of Dover st. or to JOHN HEK0MAN *. CO 81 *<mth st. ear Wall street. N B ?Second cibin and ste-rsge passages can also be s? cured at this office, for reiurn of said ship, t? sail from Liver poe1 n ' he 2d of February neit, at very low rate*, by aprlyiaf as above. . BNr.W LINE Of PACKETS FuR LlVEK POOL?Packet olthf 16th December.? Theaplendid, well-known, fast sailing packet ship hlDbOM, burthen, Ospt. E B. Coob, will sail on Friday. 0?c. ;6, her regular day. The hips of this line being all Koo tons and upwards, per sona about to embark for ilie old country, will not tail to see the edvantages to be deiived from selecting this line in prefe rence hi any ot^er a? their grs tcipscicy renders them every ?*ay mor? comfortable and convenient than ships of a small clsss; <nd their accommodation for cabin, aeeond cabin aud steerage passengers caunot be svrpaased. Those wishing to secure Deith?. should not fail to make early application on board, foot ol Wall street, or to W. k J. T. TAPSCOTT,, dai roc 7S South street corner Maidsc Isne LONDON LINE OF PACKERS-?1Sails the 1st of January?The favorite and well Packet ihipST. J AMES, F fl Msysr, master, will sail as above, her regular day. , ., Having v,ry superior BiCemmodatioos toe csntn. seeece csbin ami steerage passengers, persons wishing to seeeie berths should make immediate aiirligsj'oaon hawd.foot cf Maiden Lane, or to JOSEPH MeMLRK A*. Coriirr of Pine and South sts. The Packet Ship GLADIATOR. R L Bantine w.Hsee ceed the ST. JAM-9, ?"<! ??'l <"> the .*??} p S ?Persons wishing to send lor friends, esu havojthose brought oui by any ol the line, sailing tronil.oiidou on the 7th, 17th and i7th of each mouth, ou reasonable terms, by ap plying tm PBLT-30 cases pe.'est sheathing Felt, a v? A."? r?? * rvw}A&Zyc, Felt, s very snperiorerti* t CO. K Boetb e*.

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