Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 10, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 10, 1847 Page 2
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. - U* . ..... N W YORK HKHALI). | i?w Yar*?, Rnniay, October 10, 1MT. Mexican .Matters 1 lie Probable Keault of Uu War. la the absence of farther advices from the seat of war, it may be well to throw out some ideas relative to the course likely to be pursued by the two governments interested in the struggle going on in the city of Mexico, and the probable policy of each. From the insufficient accounts received of the results ol the attempt made by the commissioners of both countries, to form a treaty of peace, it appears that the principal point at issue?the boundary on the Gulf?was the cause of the ahmpt termination of negotiations; and that the spirit manifested on the part of the Mexican commissioners upon that point, was of such u nature as to destroy all hope of an amicable arrangement. The most they would actually concede was the Nueces, and the establishment of an independent territory on the tract of country lying between the Nueces and the Rio Grande. This proposition was not made entirely upon the orniind ihat their claim to the section lvine be tween these rivers was not good, but partly upon a disposition whioh a former government ol Mexico exhibited to establish a neutral territory between the two countries, that their institutions may be more widely separated, and that tbe boundaries may be more distinctly defined This was the policy ot the Mexican administration alluded to, from which we judge that they had fear* of encroachment, and wished to guard against it as much as possible. About twenty years ago, when Mr Robert Owen, the philanthropist, wan actively engaged in promulgating his doctrine of socialism, he applied to Victoria, who was at that time president of Mexico, for the grant ot a tract of land within his dominions, for the purpose of establishing a government in accordance with his desires. His proposition was received very favorably, and a tract of land fifty miles wide, extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific, on the eastern and northe-n boundary of Mexico, was granted for the purpose proposed. All the preliminaries of the grant were satisfactorily arranged, and the only difficulty in the way of carrying into full operation the system of Mr. Owen, was the form of religion to be established in the neutral territory. Upon this rock the whole plan split. Victoria, the president ot Mexico, and Mr. Owen, 1 were f->r leaving the territory free for the enjoy- 1 ment of any form of religion. The people wished, while the clergy of Mexico opposed this, and would not consent to the establishment of any othT religion t>ui uie iionimi oainouc. ine opposition of the clergy created an opposition in the Mexican Congress, which ended in a revo Union in Mexico, and the overthrow or downfall of Victoria and the explosion of the whole concern: Tin's was twenty years ago; since which nothing of the kind has been renewed relative to a neutral territory between the two countries* until the proposition made by the Mexican peace commissioners. We do not know what are the terms upon which the neutrality of the tract of land lying between the Nueces and the Rio Grande are, and it matters very little what they may be; the thing is not feasible?and what if> more, it is not the policy of our government to permit any thing of the kind. We have defined our limits, and not a rood or rod of land less will be taken. We want no neutral territory on our boundaries. Under the circumstances, however, this offer made by Mexico was a very important concession; they abandon all jurisdiction over the territory in dispute between those rivers, but they are not disposed to give us ?ny privileges there. If the Mexican government are so anxious for n neutral territory to divide the two conntries, it had better establish the Siera Madre as the line of separation These almost impassable mountains would be the most effectual line of boundary. They would be neutral enough to satisfy both parties, as they appear to be u natural division, through or over which nothing could piss. Tne course our government intend pursuing, wi 1 do away with the necessity for any boundary line; the entire Mexican territory, from north to south, and east to west, will be absorbed within our limits, and all lines will be effaced. Nothing short of a complete annilii* lation of the nationality of the republic will be its fate, if the existing government of that misruled people adhere to the course it has laid out so arrogantly and so blindly. A few weeks will develope the position of our government in relation to this question, when the whole affair will assume a different and much more favorable shape. The Hostile Indian Tribe* on our Western Frontier. On examining the pages of the Herald for the last year, at least, occasional notices will be found, recurring from time to time, of the situation, character and conduct of the Indians on our Western frontier. Our readers need not be told that the Western Indian who ranges over the immense country lying between us and the racihc Ucean, is a very dinerent personage trom the Indian with whom we have hitherto been moat familiar. The Indian whom we have in the conrae of agea aeen driven from the eastern edge of the Atlantic?who has vanished gradually away, before the steady march of the mighty phalanx of Anglo-Saxon civilization? who has in fact become almost exterminated under the direful influences of whiskey and the small pox; this kind of Indian (theonly kind with which we in this part of the Union are acquainted,) has offered in the process of subjugation and banishment from the lands now filled with our own cities and increasing population, very little impediment, comparatively speaking, and very little difficulty to our triumphant extension. But in reference to the Indian|on our Western frontier, it behoves us, and our government, to entertain other feelings than those of contempt and self-confidence?feelings which chiefly preponderate at the mere mention of fhe nameIndian. This Indian, of whom we speak, belongs not to that weak and pusillanimous race which has fled from before the face and the approach of the white man. He of whom we now speak, ban never yet been conquered. The Spaniards, at the height ot 1 their glory and military fame, when thev were, bevond disnute. the mopt war like people of Europe, yet never could succeed in subduing or conquering any of the tribes of Indians of the Western world, who hovered on the berders of their settlements, and were ince**antly a thorn in their side and a reproach to heir military prowess These are men who may be said to live on horseback. They ate a 'ealization of the fabuleut* idea of the Centaurs, for they are perfect Centaurs, and ent, drink, sleep, and fight on .horseback. They are men inured to hardship, accustomed to warfare, familiar with victory, swift in pursuit, fleet as the wind when pursued, Mamelukes, without the effeminancy of that race, and Arabs without the destructive clime and dabased mind of the Arabs. Let it then be remembered?lot it be considered well aud in time -that such is the race of men with whom the rapid course of events within the last few years, and the rapid strides of our republican empire, have at last brought ua into immediate proximity and unavoidable contact. Impelled by the anarchy of the Mexican war, .if! Hitnes??? of the riieaolution of the Mexican ill! | HH.I .I empire, thase tribes, accustomed till no# to r? l?*ci the whit* man, have, naturally enough, assumed an attitude of greater boldness and of more audacious defiance than ever till now they have ventured to do. We lift up our warning voice to the country and the Government not to overlook this speck of a gathering storm, and not to despise, or regard with levity and delay, an element which may otherwise become the source of i olitical disorder and disgrace. Even the dictates of a niguurd economy, should wis*-r and more noble motives be without their effect, are sufficient to call forth the energy of our government, the watchful eye of our statesmen, and the timely action of Congress, toward* this important subject. Our various past Indian wars, first with the; Cherokees, then with the Winnebagoes, and next with the tieminoles, cost us, in the total, no less a sum than one hundred and twenty millions; it may be much more, certainly not a penny less But these three items of past expense have to do with Indians few in numbers, divided in power, and destitute of resources and refuge. The Western Indians, on the contrary, are a united, numerous, and organized people; we should rather say they are a regular organized army, for we refer only to the warriors, and they are never out of the field, and eeldom, indeed, out of the saddle. From sources which may be relied on, we learn that " the aggiegate number of the Indian tribes who de' scend every season upon the Buffalo region, amounts to 250,000 mounted warriors." While, ou the one hand, the wealth of industry and civilization on our frontier settlements atirs up their cupidity, and affords a strong temptation to their wants ; on tha other hand. th# diminution of th? supply of buffalo (which diminution haa been going on a vu? d'ail for tome years past) adds to their necessity, and augments their poverty and voracity. For some time past, aa the columns of the Herald will testify, we have had at regular intervals to record increasing acta of hostility by these powerful tribes ; a permanent Indian army has even occupied Middle Arkansas for a length of time past; and if our government continue its supineness, we confidently believe that some serious tragedy, some ever to be regretted disaster, will occur to awaken alarm and terror. Better, therefore, to prevent, by timely foresight, than to have to regret with useless tears and unavailing repentance. A suitable force, in proper numbers, main- j tained on the spot, well commanded, well mount- i ed, and well equipped, would save millions of J dollars and thousands of lives, by inspiring these warlike hordes with that fear and respect tor our j name and nation, which, if they are not made to j feel, we, thai is to say, our defenceless frontier States and citizens, will be made to feel and to , suffer greatly. In corrobaration of our view of this subject, we give in another column an article from a Western paper. From Nassau.?The schr. Pampero brings files of the Nataau Royal Gazette to the 22d ult., in which there is not one item worth extracting ? The harbor of Nassau was entirely bare of vessels; not a square rigged remained in port on the 22d. In mercantile transactions there was little or no business doing, in either the wholesale or 1 retail line. The Washngton will leave New York on the ll'h of November on her return to Bremen, in j oy.i .? bicau ui uic ^au, on pirviuusiy iiuultu. Cliy liitolllgvnr*. Jh? Wuthii ? Yesterday was a remarkably line sort of day. and the streets appeared unusually clean and well swept?not by the corporation, but by the rains of the previous day and nlgbt The storm of Thursday. if it has done damage, h g also done much good, inasmuch as It has swept the streets, where sweeping was much wanted during the last few months. Tbe now stwcrs hare suffered in many of tbe streets. Broadway was thronged with fashionables during the day, and tbe streets in general appeared to be much orowded by persons on business. Rilled sr a Locomotite ?Coroner Walters was called yesterday to holi an Inquest at the City Hospital, upon th?- body of Patriok Evarard, a native of Ireland. :.g?d 44 years, recently employed on the line of tbe N?'w York and Erie Railroad, near Plermnnt. who whil? Dtanding on tbe traok, about dusk In the evening, was knooked down by a looomotlve. one wheel of which paused over his foot Tbe deceased never spoke afterwards and remained perfectly lnsenslblo until he died, yesterday morning. Verdict In aooordanoe with the above tmjktm Arrival or Emigrant PAiicnacai.?Th* number of emigrant passengers arrived at this port during Friday laat, amounted to 305. Police Intelligence. A Charge of Fraud ? A. complaint wm made, yeaterday, before Juatlo* Drinker, by a Mr John W Dearborn, agalnat two men named Harley and Tiadale, charging them tilth defrauding him out >of $8. under tbe following oireumatancea. It appears that Mr. Dearborn la exhibiting, at the fair, a patent ! cooking range, and the acevaed partlea represented that they were agent* for the Herald and Art nan newspapers.and were authorised to reoelve money for advertising, fco. Consequently, Mr Dearborn paid the acouaed partlea $ . to inaert an advertisement In both paper*, respecting the cooking range, and received a receipt from Harley for that amount. However. In two or three day* afterward*, Mr. Dearborn not aeelng the ad ertlaement lnaerted, according to promise. oalled at the respective newepaper office*, and wa* there Informed that they knew no *uoh peraona, nor were they autho riied to collect money for them in any war Upon thee? faotl Justice Drinker laaued a warrant for the arreat ot tbe partlea, and plaoed the; proeeaa in the haada of offloer Patterson for service. Grand Larceny?Offloers Shadbolt and Jaquss, of the I Oth ward, arrested yesterday an old thief oalled Dan Jones alia* Slippery Jim, on a charge of stealing sis chests of tea valued at $00, belonging to Wm. Morrison, residing on the corner of Grand and Wooster streets. Juatioe Tisnpson locked him up for trial. Petit Larceny ? OBoers Shadbolt and Jaques, of the 10th ward, arrested yesterday two black fellows oalled Alfred Rickets and'James Taylor, alias " Rough and Ready," on a charge of sts'aling a frock coat and a pair of pantaloons, valued at $ir>. Locked up by Justice Tlmpaon for trial Arrtit of a Ctnvict.?Officer Owens, of the 6th ward, arrested laat night a woman by the name of Jan* Bingham, an esoapad prisoner, from the prison at Ea*?x mar Kei poua? neni often ipin oy justice unnur. I to lent fault.?Officers Roome and (iurr, of the 3d district polio. arretted yesterday a man by the name of Thomai Rodger*, on a charge of violently assaulting and beating his wife, and threatening her life It appears that in August last, while the aoensed was in a state of intoxication, he brutally beat his wife and then looked her up in a room, and after remaining there some time, she, poor woman, heard the approach of her brutal husband, and In order to avoid his anger, she opened the window next the street and clambered out on the awning Rodgen coining into the room and missing his wife, proceeded to the window, and observing her on the awning, request her to return, and not obeying his demand, he Immediately got on the awning hlmeeif. This so alarmed the poor wile, that she missed ner hold, and fell from the awning to the side walk, breaking one ancle and spraining the other, tttnoe that time she has been compelled to Keep to her bed in conseqnenoe of the injury thus received. Justice Roome held the accused to bail In $ TOOT, to answer the charge at oonrt, in default of which he was looked up In the Tombs. parting Intelligence. A walking match took place st Toronto, the other day, between two gentlemen of the city, in whieh they exhibited power* mt pedeetrlanlsm that one do?s not see ev< ry day. The dlstanoe was a few yards short of eight miles, and it was got over In one hour, twenty-three minutee and a half?a fair toe and heel walk.? Montreal Courier lUsrroso, Oct 9, IM7. The Town Election$ and Negro Suffrage Qtusfien? Miliary Mtvtmenti. The malls this forenoon bring as returns from towns showing a net gain of about half dozen over last fall, In favor of the democrats. The negro suffrage question from some I'M towns give about 1# 500 noes, and a'j out 0 000 ayes. This re| suit must make our oolored friends eotor up. Veeterday the commissioned oflleers of the first Regi. ment of the 1st Brigade Connecticut Militia met at the ! Uolted States Hotel,to make ohotce of a l olonel, in place of the one they elected e few weeks since, who deoli ned service for reasons now well understood by the regiment. Out of some twelve to fifteen companies represented on the informal ballot, Captain Elihu Oeer, of this oity, received the vote of every company, save one, and was then duly elected. The mtlltary of this fute was entirely reorganised by our last spring'* Legislature doing away with ih* mtltna eomp*oU?, and ftubctHutlng Independent companies. paying them for three days annn.U camp duty, and allowing one regiment to each eounj ty. From the great iclnt with which three other regt mental eucnmpm?nts have pawed off, and from the skill *!?4v 1B"-rwr '?y Col (?e?r, when he command) ed th? |< lr?t Rifle Company, under the old organise'ion, I we shall expect to see that no other parade will eollpee that by the flrit regiment. Of the time and place, some of your numerous correspondent* In this city will advise you. Chief Justice Ward, of the Court of Common fleas. Boston, died on Thursday He was year* of age, end graduated in 17S3 ii 11MI ehifcsfi 1?( Q?a?nl OmfwttM mt um hMMtanl JCptaoopal Church mt (hi VuUtd SUM. Fh'MN oat or the Dtrtrrita?Saturday. The Rev Dr Jarvis. of Connecticut. read the morning prayer. assisted In the lessons by the Rev. Dr. Neufville. of Qeorgla. The Pkk?idki?t oalled the Convention toorder >t lo 10 o'olook. when the roil ?u called and the minute* of the last meeting were read and approved. Rev. Mr. Walkie, of 8. C., then offered tba following resolution Resolved, That the Hous? of Bishops be requested to express to this House, its opinion on the expediency ' providing among the occasional prayer# of the Prey' Book, one for safety from peri In in travelling by land, with an appropriate thanksgiving. and alio the iorm ofthanksKiv*ng for tiM WMWH of a slok child Mr Walker thought the necessity fur making the provision contemplated by this resolution was very obvious They had a prayer for the recovery of a nick chill, but no thanksgiving He had often Mt embarrassed and mortified when a grateful mother wished to return praisa for the recovery of her nick ohlld, that the church had made no provision for suah a oase. The necessity for a prayer for persons about starting on a long journey he considered equally obvious They bad a form of prayer for a person abeut departing by sea, but none for a person going by land. It was proposed to amend tba resolution by adding the words " and also to modify the prayer in reference to a state of war." wbloh being uoc.pted, Dr Jabtis. of Connecticut. observed that the defl cieaey reTerrea to *u owing to an inadvertent omiamvu at the tlmg the present Prayer Book was formed Previous to that time, there were forms of prayer covering the case* under consideration B> restoring to the prayer book the two elauaes?the general prayer for th? condition of all men, and the general thanksgiving?the deficiency would be remedied. He moved substitute to the resolution to affect thle object. R?t Dr Hiwici concurred with the gentleman from Connecticut. a* to the omission in the Prayer Book, but thought th.< reiKilution would cover the whole matter He verv much admired the mode which had been proposed by hie respected friend from 8 G., becauae h- thought it both rcspeotful and desirable. Instead of requesting the Heuae of Deputiea to make the change. It wee more becoming to request the Houae of Bishops to do it He thought they had better lend the request to th?m In the form of the resolution as it would Indicate distinctly the points iff which the House of Deputies desire a r?in?dy It waa well known that he waa ao advocate for tampering with the Prayer Book. That book waa one of the safeguards of the church He should not, therefore, be hasty In approving of the proponed ahange : yet he thought it desirable to ask the opinion of the Houae of Blahopa in the eaae A meaaage waa here reoeived from the House of Blahopa, stating that they had oonourred In the reeolutlon referring the memorial of the dlooeae of Georgia respecting the establishment of an ecoleslastioal gaaette. to a joint committee of both houses ; and that they had appointed Bishops Ives and Potter on that, on the part or the House of Bisbope Mr OeiLev, of N. J , moved to amend the resolution by substituting for the laat olauae the words "to provide a prayer for the restoration of peace.'' This he proposed for the purpose of giving more deflnitlveness to the character of the proposition. He felt that it was desirable In the extreme that the ohuroh should present itself conitantly as an interoeaaor for peaoe during a state of war. Thla it did generally, but there waa need of ore deflnitlveness in their prayers on the subject. Rev. Mr. Mann, of Virginia, said he had been from home for two months, during whiob time he had rarely Heard the prayer for a state of war introduced into the lervloe ot the ohuroh. The prayer in the Prayer Book iras considered ao inappropriate to the present state of Ihe country, that many clergymen omit It altogether. Rev Dr. Ogilbv was not aware of any objection to the present prayer in itself; If any objection to It existid, he should propose to add the words, ' and also to provide prayer for the restoration of peaoe " Rev Dr Forbci desired to say th <t be agreed generally with the remarks ot the previous speaker?espe rsialiy with regard to asking the opinion ot tbe House of Bishops before taking any action en the subjeet. and sspeeially to enquire whether, in their opinion, it is desirable to make any alteration in the book of prayer, and what This he considered the most respectful mode o f getting at tu? subject. He moved a substitute accordingly. Rev. Dr. Mortoff, of Philadelphia, moved to oommlt tbe whole subject to the Committee on the Prayer Book Judge* Chambkbs, of Maryland,'bought it would be well before passing upon tbe subjeot, to reflect upon the consequences of the vote they were about to take. He wonla cheerfully exercise all due reopeot tor the House of Bishops, but he thought that after their opinion bad been asked, the members of that house were completely manacled. He was not prepared to say?he presumed the members of that house were not prepared to say? that they womld make the ehsnge In the Fraver Book whieh the Honse of Bishops might require. He regreted tbe desire which had been expressed for any change whatever in the Prayer Book. With regard to the neocsslty of the ohangeproposed, he oould not agree with tbe gentleman They already had prayers which amply covered the cases referred to. lie deprecated any encroachment upon the principle of holding tbe Prayer Book saored It was sacred from It* Intrinsic merits and from its antiquity. It was venerable, and It they would suffer it to remain unmutilated, the disposition to let it remain unaltered would inoresse He earnestly hoped tbe house would hesitate before they placed themselves In a predicament whloh would oblige them to do an act which be thought was not acceptable to a large proportion of that body With this view, he would move -if the gentleman from North Carolina would not cc-nsider it an offensive mode of disposing of tbe subjeot?to ley tbe whole subject on tbe table He would withdraw the motion, if there was any objection to this oourse The motion tv reler the subject to tbe standing eominittee ou the Prayer Books was renewed, when Judge Chamiisi withdew his motion, observing that he did not bear the motion of reference when first made Rev Dr. iV1e?d, the secretary, thought there would be a gross Impropriety in seudlng this subject to the House 01 Ui?hoi>* before it had been relerred to a committee of the Houso of Dtputies Rev Dr. Hawkki rose to oorrect a misapprehension into which hi* learned friend from Maryland had fallen H* did not say that he committed himsHf to adopt the course which might be recommended by the House of Bishops; he waa content with the Prayer B ><>k an it was Hs had stood and should stand shoulder to shoulder with his friend from Maryland, against every attack upon the Prayer Book He favor*d a reference to the House of Bishops, booause he believed they would give an opinion against any alteration. He waa perfectly willing to have the subject referred to a committee for consideration, bat not to have the subject brought formally before the House tor tb?lr action Admitting thattbere was aa important omission lu the Prayer Book, he feared that In attempting to remedy the matter they would be opening a door to numerous other evils which he should most seriously deprecate Dr. Brooke, of Ohio, rose to protest against the sentiment that they were going to commit themselves to acoept of any proposition from the House of Bishops. He hoped that such a sentiment would not be entertained for a moment it was assuming in some renae at least the Infallibility of the House of Bishops The choice bprore them seamed to 11" betwt-n a reference to a committee of that Houie and to the Hous*of Bishops He preferred a reference to the House of Bishops Their Intelligence, experience, and carefulness, as well as the smallness of their number*, constituted them the most proper body. Ha should consider it no disrespect to a committee of this House to refer the subjeot to the Bishops Dr Vau I worn, of Western New York, concurred in the view that the most proper mode waa to consult the House of Bishops ; but it waa proper to enquire whether the House < f Deputies were willing 10 eipress themselves readv to act at all upon anv oroDOsitlon which the Bishops might racimmend. He doubted whsther suoh iu the faet, and should, therefore, vote against pending the subject to tbe Mouse of Bishops. lie was opposed to any alteration In their prayers.proposlng to render them more applicable to particular cases It would be an injurious precedent. If allowed, they would, by and by, be oalled upon to add to their list of hymns, as well as prayers, and the excellence of their service would b? impaired. Dr. Neville, of Pennsylvania, hoped the question would be taken. He injected to any argument as to the merit* of the case Dr of New Jersey, moved a resolution, in effect, to limit the convention to the single question whether it was expedient to make the proposed inquiry of tbe House of Bishops. Mr. Pack, of North Carolina, then moved to lay the whole subject on the table ; which was carried. Tbe standing committee on the consecration ef Bishops, presented a report, stating that they had had before them testimonials in behalf of the Her. Oeorge Burgess, Bishop elect of the diocese of Maine, and reported the same, in order for receiving the testimonials of this house. At the suggestion of the secretary, the report was withdrawn by tit* committee to correct an informality. The committee on the admission of new dioceses, to whom had been referred the application of the diocese of Wisconsin for admission into this convention, presented a favorab'e report, which was accepted. After some Informal discussion. relative to an amendment ef the 9th rule of order Hot. Dr. Williams moved that a committee on the rules of order be appointed, to whom might be referred the proposition t? amend tbe ?tb rule or order, so as to make a m<-tion to II* on thet able not debateable Mr. Mkmmiwoe!! was net. in favor of any alteration in th* rule which would have a tendency to presorlbe freedom of debate He was opposed to the proposition. A message was her* received from the House of Bishops, s'atiog that they had passed a resolution that tbe next setslon of Lhe gtneral eonveutlon shall b* held ,n the city of Philadelphia. After considerable dUcussion of no general internet, with referenoe to an amendment of t^e 0th rule of order. Judge Chamsjlbs moved, that a ooramittee of three b? appointed, to whom it should b* referred to report if any. and what rharg* shall be made in the ninth rule of order. The m*tlon prevailing, Dr. Ogilby, Mr. Williams, of V*.,and Mr. Seymour, were appointed that oommittee. The standing oommlttee on th* oonaecratlon of bishop* having revised their report, submitted a resolution directing the secretary to prepare th* appropriate document for th* lignature* of tb* member* of the hous*. preparatory to th* *ous*cratlon of Bishop Burgess, which was agreed to. _ A desultory d*bat*en?u*d, on a motion referring baek to the Committee ou Elections their report, for them to ay. in addition to what they stated in If, tbut the per*o?s substituted by tne church authority s In place of such delegate* a* were chosen in th* ordinary w?y at dlooesan convention*, but whe by sickness or other cans**,ha7* been prevented from attending, are entitled to *?at* In thi* convention. Rev Dr Haws offered a substitute for the resolution to ref*r beck, a resolution thet sock members a* hove attended the convention as substitute*, as uh<>vn mentioned, *re members ot J,be convention, and '.hat their names b* entered on the list of deieg&'.e* by the tecre''judge Hues*, of . C , denied the legality of the right of soon substitutes to sit in the oonvention, inasmuch as the oonstitutUu of the ehurch expressly dnclaree that the delegates shall be choseu by the dloccne directly Mr. Colston, of Virginia, thought seme expression of <>ptoicD on this euMeet advisable as It would tend to make the pr???dlaf> on tki election of delegates more regular h?reeft?r Judge huokh Mid an Important pr loot pi# tu involved la tbe cuse. nod n? would Imvi ft contempt for the convention it 1 lout Kin lit of it in favor of any individual Tbe constitution Is express on tbl? subject. and as tbe conventions of the dlocratm are tbe constituent* of tbe general convention, tbe delegate moat come from them air?c?ly. Judge Chamber* will, if be understood -the gentleman from South Carolina, be lay* that there nhould be no departure from the constitution of the church In this matter; and another, that the delegates should be admitted under protest. He disagreed with both of them. Constitutions are constructed briefly. And the men wbo framed this one had Ki^ts in tbiii convention. Many of tbem have beld seats b.'re from the time of its adoption, and he thought, aud hue alwayH heard, that cotemperaneou* exposition of canons and statutes or any other instrument, are always received as the interpretation of them, and the uiiouer in which this interpretation of the constitution in former canes has been made, was with liberality The church knows that no member, except one who desires to serve her, will seek a seat in this convention It never was intended that such men should be under strict rules of form. If any one has reason to complain. It la the State convention. .Mr. D. Hudson, of Western New York, referred to the constitution, and said there waa a provision in it which provides that in oase the diocesan convention neglected to elect delegates to the general convention, if it appear that some other authority of tbe diocese has appointed delegated, such delegates shall be entitled to represent tbe dloowse from which they come. Mr. Coliton of Va, read a portion of art a of the constitution, in support of tbe right of the right substituted delegates to sit In the house, in the following words: If the oonventiou of any diocese should neglect or decline t* appoint olerical deputies, or If they should neglect or decline to appoint lay deputies, or if any of those of either order appointed should neglect to attend, or be prevented by sickness or any other accident, such dlo oeee shall nevertheless be oonsidered as duly represented by such deputy or deputies as may attend, whether la> or clerical And if. through tbe neglect of tbe oonven?U? Afanw r\f fh? Ahurnhua vhink uhall Ii&va tdnDtiid or may hmMftur adopt, thl? constitution, no deputies ?tthnr lay or clarioal, should attend at ??v general convention, th? church in nuch dioceses ahull nevertheless be bound by the acta of such convention " Or Wheat laid the convention on former oooasions had ratlfl- d the appointment of delegates by Bishops, and he oould see no good reason for departing from the practice now Rev Mr .VUrtN, of Virginia, thought the preoadent danger'us. and though ha venerates hie own Bishop, a* much as be venerates any thing this side of heaven, ho would not givs him power to appoint delegates to this convention In all future oases he thinks the convention should require delegates to be elected in striot aeeordaaoe with the constitution, hut he had no desire to apply his remarks to the oase under consideration Iter. Mr. Meoac. of N. H .thought it was time to have a deoision on this matter. He referred to the journal of 1841, whan the same subjaot waa disoussed, and when it waa referred to m committee to inquire and report whether the praotlca of diocesan conventions delegating to bishops the power of nominating delegates to this convention, was not a inontravention of the 3d article of the constitution. The committee in that case recommend ed an alteration of the constitution, but the subject was indffloltely postponed Judge '.'Hambkbs said the quotations from the journal of 1441 corroborated the remarks be made That eonvention thought the praotioe settled,and refused to alter it. Rev Dr. Hawke? said he was not in favor ef repealing a practise whioh has existed so long, and by so doing oommit an injustice on the delegates who have attended here in pursuance of such prantiie Mr. J R Inoersoll, of Pa , said It is a general principle that delegated power cannot bn delegated In the Ouartcr of the church, the appointing of delegates is dedicated to the diooeaMi conventions, and for those boties to delegate it again would be a contravention of hat principle it is another principle that every body shall judge of the qualifications of their own members, and their guide in doing so in this caae is the oonstitu. tion of the church In deolding this question, the convention is obliged to bow to the conftitution,irre?pective ef individuals sympathy Mr. denied the universality of the principle laid down by Mr. Ingersoll, but he admitted its adoption I. IT.U.J c?a?aa Bama AAltnMaa hewa principle that parties to whom power I* delegated can delegate it againand this house may or may not adopt It, as It pleases Ifourjudiolal decisions hare been made Recording to the construction of oertain statute,the decision is binding, and as the convention has so construed the constitution tbat delegates appointed in the manner referred to. are entitled to their Iseats we are bound to go by those decisions. He wan opposed to the passage of Dr. Hawke's resolution, and would suggest that it be modified, so tbat it be referred to the onmmitte* on elections to report that the gentlemen are duly eleoted members of the convention Rev Dr. Htwiu thought that the argument of the gentleman from Pennsylvania was erroneous, for according to the principle, qui factt prr ahum, facitprr se, the diocesan conventions had the right to delegate this power to the bishop. Mr Whabton, of Pennsylvania, agreed with Mr Ingersoll in the principle, that power delegated to a body cannot by that body be delegated to any person He read the fourth article of the constitution of the church, providing for the manner of electing bifhops and asked if the power of the proper persons to elect a bishop, were delegated to the standing commmltter of a diocese, and they elected a bishop, whether suoh bishop's eleotlon would be v? lid ' He denied that limit continued vioious practloe could legalize the appointments made in this way. particularly when the constitution laid down express rules op the subject. Hon. Wh C Rivks of Virginia, reviewed the arguments on both sides, and said, that some persona think there Is a difference between the phrases "ohosen and j elected " [New. I suppose, aula ne. mar. no person will draw a distinction between the jihrsses '-appointed" add "elected"?those words are used in the constitution The first article o> the constitution snys, the Bishop shall be "chosen,' dco , and in the seooud article, th? word ' appoint" is used in the sam? meaning. The constitution ot the United States saye. In regard to the election of Senators, In one place, that they shall be "chosen." and in another part the ward "appointed"is used; and he enquired whether the Legislatures of the States could dfeWate the power of ohocslng Senators to third parties Me agrees that delegate* have been allowed to take seats under this defeotive -practice, bnt he denied that the General Convention has ever decided upon the legality of the praotioe. The resolution before the house affec's the constitution, and decides this rery question In direct violation of the constitution; and no matter how disagreeable it may bs? for biin to do so, vet he must insist that no evidence has been furnished tnat thlsquestion has been decided, or an expression regarding the legality of the pracltee of admitting delegate* under suoh irregular cirtlHoatea. given by the general con ven tlon He would, however, allow delegates appointed la this manner to sit in this convention, waving for the present the constitutional question ; but for the future he should insist that no delegates not elected in strict accordance with the requisitions of the constitution, should be allowed to take part in tt>e proceedings of this body. The time may arrive, and God grant it may be distant, when it will be absolutely necessary to scrutinise the authority by which delegates are ?ppointed He wouM modify toe resolution under discussion, and not have it say tnat the members with defective certificates are constitutionally entitled to their seats, but that they arc permitted to sit for this session He moved that the subject be laid on the table till Monday morning. I Mr. Mkmmuvoek offered an amendment to Dr.Hawkes' resolution, that the re pert of th? committee on elections be referred back to them, to report that the members with theso defective certificates are entitled to theli seats, acoording to the praetice of previous general conventions on the subject. Rev. Mr. Mead rose and said that the members of the House are to sign the documents in relation to the oonseoration of the newly elected Bishop of Maine, and he would like to know who are to sign them, and who are not, in view of these proceedings And it would 1>? bet ter to nave tne question ui ue irn?inj ? iuw. m. bers to Hit, decided at one*. Hon. Mr. Rivei amid ha hoped thoaa gentleman would ooaidder themselvaa prima facie members of the convention A motion to lay tha subject on tha table till Mom day. wan made and carried. The House thun adjourned to thla morning. Proclamation. By John Young, Oovernor of the State of New York A day of Public Thanksgiving is due to Almighty God for blessings bestowed upon the people of this State during the put year. While a sanguinary war has been raging upon our na tional frontier?while tha principal city of a alater State haa been scourged with a pestilence that walketh at noon d%y. and while gaunt famine and disease afflict the fairest portion of the mother oountrv. the State at Ne? Y ork presents a gladsome picture of universal happiness and prosperity N??d time and harveat have bean continued to the husbandman?the laborer and tha artliati hare not sought in Tain for employment?the ships of the merchant hare traded in peace wl'h the nations o: ! the earth, and plenty haa crowned the efforts of alt classes of society. The blessings of free government?tha mesas of universal eduoatlon?tbe aeourity of person and property and tho supremacy of law and order, have been vouch j safed to uh in an eminent degree. For all these, and for other good gifts, we are in debted to that Providence whose bounty and pro teotlor. are conferred upon all, without regard to eountry or oon dltlon 1, therefore, respectfully reoommend to the people o' this State, to observe the 25th day of November next, a a day ot Public Thanksgiving; to abstain on that day from their usual avocations. ai>4 mingle, with their thaukfcKlving. prayers to Heaven for the continuance n' its hwiI' ?, and tor IU protection against famine, diseae aud crime In testimony whereof, I have oaused the privy aeal ol the State to tie hereunto affixed Witness uiv [ L. 8 JUsod. at the olty of Albany, thia eighth day of O'-tooer. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight nundredand ferty seven. JOHN TOUNO. By tha Governor; Hknxt v. Cslt, Private Secretary. Mavemsnt* In Polities. At the great whig meeting held at Philadelphia on the ath inat , the following rasolutloaa ware adopted : ? Resolved, That we do ebeertuily respond to the call m-ide by our politlral adversaries, to present whig <iootrines and state the Imucs now before tbe public, 'jhnj ar e: 1 A national currency without the lnterf?rena? of tho government, ia any manner whatevur, either by a national bank or the sub treasury. 3 Tha distribution of the surplus proceeds of the publla lands, whenever It sbull exist S. Internal improvement by the general government as proposed in the ilart>or Hill passed by the Itspresen tatlves of t he perplo at the last sesMon of Congress, and vetoed by President Polk 4 Th? pra'.eoilon of domeetio Industry, by the repeal of the tariff of lMH.and tbe restoration ol tbe principle! of the tariff of 1>4'J a. Tbe recognition of tha doatriaea of tha Wilmot Provlao, and The reprobation of tha waakneaa and Imbecility of tbe administration. In their condnct of the war against Mail on ? V V, s' t II HI l ill I 1-1 II- ? *"~ ?'?'?*?? ThMtrtotl and Musical. Pass TheatM.?Mr. Hackett appeared at the Park theatre last evening io the churactur of Sir Pertinax Macsyoophent, in Macklio's admirable comedy of " The Man ot tba World." It wai a capital performance, and did not tail to bring down the home in tha applause which it ao richly merited. The admirable saroasm of the author upon the sycophantic shifting* of thoroughbred politicians, was pourtrayed to the life, and could hardly be improved. The piece was well cast throughout, and each part so wi-11 sustained that the harmony of the drama was well preserved. All who saw it were fortuuate in having availed themselves of the opportunity for so doing The after piece wan the " Hunters of the Alpa," a beautiful little play, which whs happily performed by Messrs Dyott, Stark, Andrews, Mrs. Abbott, Miss Miles, the charming little Misses Denny and others. On Monday evening; there is to be attractions at this house which we opine must prove irresistible. Those obarming children,<r* rfanieusts Vitnnoitt. are engaged and will appear in three dances, the ever favorite ' Pas dee Fleurs," "Pas Honttrols." and " O all* pa dee Drapeaux " In addition to this Mr. Hacket appears as Col Nlmrod Wildfire in his prise comedy of "The Kentuokiaa," and a* Mons Mallet In the comical pleee of that name; and added to all will be performed the one act comedy of " Shocking Events." Here is, indeed, a bill, and it there are many spara seats we shall be more than surprised This arrangement shows one thing conclusively Namely, that the management of the Park are determined to deserve suooeseat any rate. We shall see whether their enterprise is to be rewarded as it deserves. The New York publio are not apt to look eoldly upon such efforts, and tbis will, probably, be no exoep "on to the hitherto established custom On Monday Madame Bishop'* operatic troupe will oommence an engagement upon these boards Bowcav Theatre.?We peroeive that the grand mllltiry spectacle 'Monterey," the piece whloh has been played at the Bowery for some day* past, la advertised for next weak, and we think the manager Is acting judiciously In keeping It on, for we doubt If he could prodoe* any thing more interest l.ig on his board*. Since Its first representation It has been witnessed by many thousands of parsons, and yet the house is crowded as much as ever, every evening. No b*tter comment on it* menu oouid be rarmanea. J nat oapuai piece una the operatio dram* "Masaanlello," will be performed on Monday waning We have spoken of the scenery. ooatumu and deoorations with which this pleoe hai been uihered In, in favorable term*, and we muit not forget to( ay a word abont the muilo, the whole of whloh has been arranged by Mr. Tyte. We can truly say of it that it refleota oredit on the composer, and la In excellent keeping with the pleoe throughout. Chatham Thkatbe.?We are glad to see that Mr. Barnea la re-engaged at the Chatham theatre, for he la decidedly one of the most admirable pantomimists we have He will appear to-morrow evonlng in the serio-comio pantomime of "Don Juan, or the Libertine Destroyed;" in addition to which anew drama, entitled the "Bridge of Kehl, or the Soldier and blazon." will be pAformed ? This is a piese that is very highly spoken of by those who are acquainted with it, and if one half of what report says or it la true. it. will be fully as successful as ti e "Lonely Man of the Ooean." There Is no limit to Mr. Kletnher's enterprise Like a good caterer as hn is. he provides the b">-t entertainment, and trusts to his patrons for a return of the expense be is put to in producing it. This is the great secret of success, and he appears to be aware of it He know - that in the age we live in novelty, and that too of the best kind, is essential to secure patronage Cmcus, Biiwkiv AurHiTHEATac.?The crowd* d houses wbleh are nightly seen at this house must prove very satisfactory to both managers and performers, for It is well known that an attentive and pleased audience is one of the highest lnoentivea to actors. The performances in the circus are always attractive to the many, aa the agreeable diversity of performancea serves to amuse the mind without overtasking the attention The winter campaign has soaroely commenced, but frnm the looks of things we predlot for the Bowery Amphitheatre one of the most successful aeasons ever known. ETHioriAK Sckknadcrs.?This troupe have had most ample eneouragement during the past week, and no wonder, for they are such admirable, witty and spirituti performers, that, go where they will, they will always be popular. Major Dumbolton, the manager, haa made arrangements for the sale of tickets at the box office of Pulmo's daring the day, between the hours of 11 and a. This U ? good plan as parties can thus get tbeir ticket* early, and avoid stoppages on entering in the evening Chrtstt'i MiniTRELi.?This inimitable company of Ethiopian "melodists, bare been performing the past week to overflowing houses ; the great variety of style in their performances, renders their concerts exceedingly attractive, and we have no doubt tbeir suoeass will continue the same, so long as they remain In the city They give th?lr popular entertainment every night during the week, introducing several novelties. Don Giovanni at Hkrz and Sivcri'* Concert ?Tomorrow evening this great muMoal festival will be brought out at the Tabernacle by these renowned artists, when we expect to see a still larger crowd than was gathered together at their last concert. The "Don Giovanni" alone, rendered by such artists as Madam Kleury Jolly, Mrs. Eastcott, the1 new and beautiful vocalist; Messrs Dubrueil, r?ige and Hecht. should All the building to Its utmost capacity. Herz and Slvori will play some of their choicest new pleoes. never performed before All tbe accompaniments will be played by the Grand Orchestra, which form quite a feature at these entertainments We would rmnlnd our citizens to take their tickets at tbe muflic stores, to avoid a pressure at the box offlce. Sionor Blitz.?The entertainments of this gentleman are so verv amuslnz and attractive, that he will keen open house for another week, at the Society Library. Dh. Collykr's Livijiu Models.?There will be many new groups brought forward at this exhibition daring the coming week; among them several scene* from Paradise Lost They will doubtless be very attractive. Gen. Tom Thumb is holding lire lovess, or exhibitions, a day. at the American Museum; one in the morning at 11 o'clooK; two in the afternoon, at a quarter to 3 and 4 o'clock; two In the evening also, at 7 and at haltpast 8 o'clock. At the Howard Atheneum, Boston, Signora Ciocra took her benefit on the 8th instant Mrs. Mo watt commences her engagement on the 18th. She departs for Europe in the steamer of Nov. 1st. The Alleganians are about to sing in Rochester. Iistw Intelligence. SurREME CeuRT, Oct 9 Before Judge Edwards? John Dor vi Richard Ror.?This was an issue from the former Court of Chancery The real parties in the case are Abraham Lent, Jr. and Marie, bis wife Mr Lent filed a bill charging his wife with an adulterous intercourse with one Thomas Davis. She Sled ber answer, denying all the charges and allegations in the bill, and the question was sent to this court to have it parsed upon by a jury. The case is adjourned to Mondav. Mr R Winflow for plaintiff; Mr. Elllngwood for defendant. ? Before Justice Moorehouse?Thm Banhford ti Chritlophtr Lrntin.?This was an action of trespass, to recover damages for Injuries inflicted on the plaintiff by defendant's dog It appeared the plaintiff was a porter in a drug store in Brooklyn ; his employer sent him to H'ultoa street in this oity on an errand, and by mistake he went on the defendant's premises; the dog happened to be removed some time before from where he was usually kept to near the entrance, and as the plaintiff entered the door the dog seised and jt>it him severely in the band and thisli. The jury rendered a verdict for plaintiff for $100. For plaintiff, Mr. Van Cott; for defendant, Mr Bishop. United States Dutrict Court, Oct. 9?Before Judge Betts?Charge ?/ Lurrtny ?Charles Thompson, formerlv second mate' of the Queen of the West. In dieted for a grand larceny o n the high s?as. snd who was put on his trial before but the jury disagreed *ni >i? nitiuii itth? hur this mornioir The minie testi mnny as that given on tbe first trial was niv*n on tbts, and the jury acquitted tha prisoner. strperiob Court?In Banco?Oct 8 ? Deciiitnt?Par sons ads Warrln?Motion granted on payment of costa of trial and subsequent proceedings, and costs of oppo>Ing motion Bennett vs the Major, he . of New YorkMotion granted on payment of o<>sts of plea and sub-e. qaeiit proceedings, and o< oppoilnft motion Liuivn#. et *1 ad* P?-nt?, suoees.*or to Comstock, President, hn ? RiiIm for perpetual stay of execution; motion to nn nel judfmeut denied, ooeta of opponing motion at 910 m be paid by defendants and ooeta of judgment. Flai l et *1 v* Hawser? Judgment alllrm.d Kuieriolt ?? Hh?wJudgmen'reversed Camera Aldrleh?Likejudgment 1am* vs Took?I.Ike Judgment Same vs tfmith?Like Judgment, lloffinan vs Carr?Jud^m-nt efllrn ed Underbill ?? Mayor ho , ofNew York - Judgment reversed MoKeeter \s ftchlimhl?Judgment ?tflim?d Gray vs. Bavls Judgment afflrmed. B illy v? DnlapUlne?J u<ltr vent reversed with coats Bol?t.?r ?t M v? tb* vjaynr h<t . of N?? V nrk?Judgment afllrmfd Daniel Rt John v? lOinerv Purdy et al?Judgment r*vere*d .Meban vh. John O'Neii?Judgment nfflrmed Warth vs Oilman Judgment reversed Common Plus In Banco?Oot 9? Dtrlrttnt?Cook* ails *peiman~ Verdict confirmed with oos.s Rockwell et *1 tb Bulkley-Repurt of referees ooufirmed alik 4?ats, Count or Okn?.r*l Scsiioivs. Oot. 9 -Before R>norder 8iV>tt. and Aldermen Keeks and Tappan ? John McKecn, Esq Dlatrlct Attorney.? flsntr nrt tf Jllfrtd K'nhtw and Jnhn K Tnt* n4 ?At the opening of the court, this morning. Alfred K*rsh*w, and John K I'ownsend. convicted of a conspiracy to defraud, were asked what they, or either of them had to sat why sentence should not be pronounced upon them Kershaw re. plied, that he had a few remarks to make, whiok were as follows :? " May It pleas* th* court to Indulge m? a few moment* I will any some'blrg upon th* subject, and what I do s*y hall b? th? truth, th* whol* truth, and nothing but tlw truth In the flrit plane. I do most solemnly declare bufor* high heaven, that there was never a conspiracy. or agreement entered Into, to cheat or tiefraud th* publlo, or any Individual of this, or auy other State, between myself and Mr To ?n?end. aou Mr. Marks, or any other Individual, living or dead Wo person has lost one dollar by our oompaoy. to my knowledge and belief, but, on the contrary, we have paid losses of thousands. In th* seoond pl?o*, I am aid wm prepared to exhibit, the true state of the isffairs ?r "J" company. and prove tho rwld*nce and Identity of tho directors. and th. validity of the eaplta of the oompanr. but was advised bv my eounwl to ? ?* ?"b all of this The proof of Mr Townsend having no connexion i. a conspiracy was suflloi.nt. and knowing of a truth that he *u al Innocent of the eharg. as vour ko. nor, I thought no Jury eould deem him guilty, from the tiw th? r*jiiU hit prr?t<| tb* truth of that oonvlctlon ; for no member of tba jury bad the hardihood to derm him guilty of any a<*t thit demanded punishment, and hence th?v very properly recommended blm to the morcy of the court I trust the oourt will extend to him that in>rcy which they hope to receive from a Judge greater than yourselves. The jury saw that, admitting I wan guilty. he?toodan? shield t?? defend me again>t their conviction. and, therefore, in their xeal for a victim, they were oompelled to strike down the o'.d and innocent man, that their lanoe minht reach i^e. their victim, for (hey immediately resuscitate him after striking him down to the earth 1 ? thank them, and I also thank the Court, that If they I deign to inflict upon him any punishment, they will be | pleased to add it to what they. In their wiadom. may " deem tit to adjudge as the penalty which I am doomed to | suffer. as It will Xe a consolation to know that I suffer j for the innocent It will m a measure atone for the penalty which I am about t? suffer, and for a crime of | which I am not guilty 1 now thank the Court for their kindness in llstenlug to my answer, and I cheerfully submit to any sentence your honors may deem due the offence of which I hate been convicted." The Court then sentenced Kershaw to pay a fine of (-250, and stand imprisoned In the penitentiary for tbo term of one year, and in consequence ol the recommendation ol the jury, suspended judgment in the case of Townsend Cait Madam' Rritell ?The decision of the Court, ! upon the application of James T Brady, En , counei I ! tor Madame II -stell. for a postponement of the cause. and the granting of commissions for the examination of ! witnesses residing in Massachusetts and Louisiana, w?* ! given against the defendant, on the ground that she re ] fused to disclose what she expected to prove by thrse M witnesses A motion was then m de by Mr Brady Alt M commiMlons, without a stay of proceedings, which w:K ! also refused. The trial of the cause was then set down U for Monday, the 18th inst. The Court adjourned until Monday morning II Rfllglona Intelligence. M Calendar roa Octohkb ?loth, nineteenth Sundsy ! after Trinity : 17th. twentieth Sunday after Trinty , II lwth St LukVthn Kv+ngellst; 24th. twenty-first stun- Ifl day after Trinity ; 2Hth. St Simon and St. JwU thu II Apostles; 31?t, twenty-second Sunday after Trluity Blrhop McCskry will preach at Calvary ohurch tbl* H morning, and at the oburch of the Kpiphany in the H afternoon. H Bitbop De Lanoey at AU Saint* in the morning and |l Calvary, (Brooklyn) in the afternoon. H Bishop Hawkes at Trinity (New York) in the afternoon. IH Bishop knmper at St John'*. Brooklyn in the morn- H log ; at I'hrint < hurch N?-w Vork. in the afternoon and H at St George the Martyr in the evening. |H Bishop Gadsden at Christ oburch in the morning. IH The Rt. Rat Blihop Mcllvalae, of Ohio, will preach H in St. Peter's Church, 30th street, in the morning, and the Rev. Mr. Meunssher, of Ohio, in the afternoon. |H Rev Henry Ward Beecher, is expected to commence H his labors as pastor of the Plymouth Congregational IH Church, in Brooklyn, this morning. 'IH The Rev. George Loomis, of Attica, N V , former i|H Principal of the Wesley an Seminary at Lima, sailed on !'|H the 4th Inst , in the bark Candace, as a chaplain of the iIH American Seamen's Friend Society to seamen in the port of Canton, China. .H According to the la*t oflloinl census tin- population of Prussia ix I.'..800 000. of whom 92 AOO.OOO nr.' Protestants, ,|H 6 8U0.000 Roman Catholics, and the rest belong to other |[H religions. The army numbers 116,000 men. H The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Chnroh num- H bers 84 ministers. 3*) congregations. and 4.244 oommuni- H oints; its Theological Seminary at Newburg, N. V., has H four students. The receipts of the Domestio Missionary Committee of H the Presbyterian Church during the month ending Sept. H 16th. ware, according to the last Spirit of Miitiom, H 41 082 Receiuts of the Forelirn Committee for the same time, $710 Of ib? 3 397 church?* reported at the meeting of the Old School General Assembly in 1846, contribution! are acknowledged for Foreign Mission* from P60: and or the 3.376 churches reported in 1847. contribution# for Foreign Missions are acknowledged from 877. Rer. Caleb J Tenney, D. D , formerly of Wetherslield, Conn., expired at hie residence In Northampton, on Tuesday, 3Sth ult., about 4 o'clock, at the age of 67. The Rer Townsend E Taylor, chaplain of the Amei riom Seamen's Friend Society, for Lehalna, Sandwich Islands, will recelre the instructions of the Board, this 1 evening, in the Brainerd Church, Rirlngton street The Rer. Dr. Ferris will preach on the occasion Mr Taylor and wife are expected to sail from New York in the Matilda, on tbe 13th inst At the sitting of the Swiss Diet, on the 3d of September, the debate on the expulsion was renewed. The deputies who had not spoken at the preceding sitting deI lirered tbe sentiments of tbeir respective cantons, but aa there was nothing new or striking in their sereral arguments, we refrain from repeating them, and proceed to gire (he results of the rotes. For net entering into the question, and consequently for withdrawing it from tbe ; order of tbe day, there were eight cautons and one half canton. For declaring the measure a federal measure, and therefore calling upon such of the cantons as bare Jesuits in them to send them away, and norer admit any of the order in future, there were twelre cantons and two half cantons. In pur- uance of this rote, the following decree was issued :? ' In conformity with articles 1 and 18 of tbe compact the Diet is bound to watch orer the maintenance of order and tbe internal security of the confederation. Considering that the existence and tbe secret practices of tbe Jesuits are incompatible with the order and peace of Switzerland, and seeing, in fine, their presence, particularly in Lucerne, one of the cantons of tbe Directory ; Dforee?1. The question of the i Jesuit* is within the competency of the high Diet 3 ,' The oautons or Lucerne, Sobwj tz, Friburg end Valais, I in which the Jesuits are estabiirhed, are inrited to ex- ' Del them from their territorial 3 The admission In I future of Jesuits into any ono of the oantona of Switierland is interdicted." It'a calculated that the total number of Jew* apread j over the surface of the globe la 9.000 000 of souls Of these. 180 000 are In the enjoyment of civil rights. vl* 3(),000 in the United States of America, 60,000 in Holland, 10.000 in Bulghim, and 90.000 in France In England, 20 000 are as yet incompletely emancipated. We learn that the Standing Committee have unanlm' ously invited the Rt. IUt. Bishop Potter to perforn. ( Kpisoopal services in this Diooese during the session of : the O?nor*l Convention. Confirmations will be held by the Bishop in St. Mark's aud St. George's Churches I i after to day. In St. Mark's on Sunday morning the | 17th instant. It is said the new Scottish bishopriok, Argyle, and the Isles, will be filled duriog the present month by the coniteration of the the Rev Alexander Kwing. who was elected in 1640. The Bishop of Muray and Ross, who formerly had jurisdiction over the new bishopriok, has endowed It to the amount of ?S000. The Rev Alexander O Peioubet was Installed pastor of the Presbyterian ohurch of Lloyd, Ulster county on the 21st of September, by the Presbytery of North River Clkmcai. Chanoks.?The Rev. F. M. Whittle has accepted a call to the rectorship of Kanawha Parish T?l? Rev. Wm A. Pendleton has been eleoted to the rectorship of All Saints'Parish, t-rederiok Co , Md , and has i accepted the appointment. The Key W. G H Jones I had resign* d the obarge ot Frederlok Parinh, Clark Co , j Va.. and has accepted the reotorsbip of Calvary Churoli, 1 Memphis, Tenn The Re* Asa 9 < olton has resinned | the rectorship of Christ Church, Towauda The Rev. D O Haskins has resigned his temporary oharge of Christ Church, Gardiner, Me and removed to R?x, I bury. Mass The Rev Andrew Croswell, of Providence, has aocepted ft call to the Missionary station, at CabotI Till*, Mass. 1 The Watervim.e (Mk ) Murder - The Ea*trrn Argut, of yrt-terday m"rning, implies that the oorouer's investigation of this matter is not finish) d, and gives the following account of the evidence One account we have ceen, which if oorreot. shows that th? | murder was not committed where the'body wss found. . j It says the body was found in the oellar (near the outside > | cellar door) of a store owned by Mr l'ray, and oocupted by Charles Phillips, David Shorey and Dr P. P. Cooltdge. The cellar is used as a place of deposit for wood, prepared for the Are, and the wood Is so situated that it is evident it was with difficulty the body was introduced from the outside. The oorpse, when found, was cold and somewhat stiffened; showing olearlv that the murder bad been committed some hours. The left leg of his pants was cut immediately below ths pocket; and a deep long cut in the left tblgh, evidently out alter life had become extlnot. and his blood congealed, as no blood had flowed from the wound, very little blood about his head. A 1 i part of the money has been found in the privy attached to < yrus Willi?ms's tavern, and the watch in a sleigh stored in the top of Williams's shed. Countess Lola Months ?A letter from Munich ot tin- 1st totys:?"Mdlle. Loin Montes, or 1 rather ber Exce'lcncy the Countess de Landsfeld?for the King, as Is known, has conferred on her letters of nobility, with the title of countess h?s just abandon**! herself to another of tbo?e p<u>slonate movements which h*va contributed to render her celebrated The very iiav on which the Counters de Landnfeld returned fr in | the wit-riDg.pltce ofBruekenau to Munich tba caprice neis*d her to go and purchase soma engravings la tbe ihop of MM Meyer and Wicdmay At the moment at which ?he ??? about to enter the ?hop, a young lleute?>aut, M B g, *tr>od before the door, looking through th* window at Moino plcrure* exposed In the interior. AUdumed* LiinsdMd, irritated at not being able to enter immediately, gave the eflcer a heavy blow on tba hark with her uiuhrell* M B g turned round, inale room fo the countess, grumbling ' Impudent front*!-} !' vjadatne de Landnteld entered the shop without replying, and M B g went hi* way The next tnornltig .VI B g receive* a challenee from M M , a lieutenant of artillery , but be replied verbally to tha 5>?r*oa who took it that, he would narer fight for i>n"h motive In the evening M B-^?g and M "era arretted The journal* have announced that the King ti?d accarded an income for life from the atata to the <* d>' Lundhf-ld I ha amount of thxt income baa just been Died at 20 HflO florin*, a iudi which lit qaal to >J 000 franen Klvo Urge house* in the Rue de ifavart. at Munich, ara being pulled down, and the King will can** a palace to be built on thair site for Madame da Landsfeld,whloh will bear tba name of Win er Palata.' " New Brunswick.?We have received files of Ni*w Brunswick p>|>er? to the 6th inst. Tho 'act to repeal the dutlea on articles imported Into ttis proTlnce. under the act of ih* Imperial Parliament, entitled -An act to regulate the trade of the British pneaeanlona abroad,' " pawed by our provincial luglalhturw at ita 1-tar aeaaion with n *u*pendlng alause received tbe roynl taaent. ou the IS'h of August laat. and will oouie i to operation on the iat of April next 'I'he Houae of Assembly. therefore, in parsing the revenue bit', next winter. will have to revie* the whole provincial tariff, a* no dntlen will in future be collected a' the coHUitn hou*n, but will a:) ba p?id by the impociufs at ooua to tbe province treasurer or hie deputies. The arrangement will Krently facilitate the entrance of good*, an 1 eava tha larga outlay* now expended lo aupportlng the oustoui houae establishment. which will ha either greatly reduced or eutir- ly abolished?St Joh'i Courirr. On Saturday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, while the stoma waa being let off at Mesara Hhort It fcsty's (formerly McGregor'*) *t*am *aw mill*, Straight Shore, tbe boiler burat. noaldlng ona man dangerously, another severely, and a third very slightly The damage done to the mill i is considerable, and eannot be repaurad soontr than a i | fortnight.-- fi J?Sn HtraW, Uh.

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