Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 14, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 14, 1855 Page 2
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THE MORMONS. Progress and Policy of the Latter Day Saints. Lwtan by Elder Onon Hyde, Tabemaclr, " * a, I8M,? D * [From 'tbDwRt Xewt'oct. 10 aad 30.} Beloved friend* aad breth rem, it iiiwui to havefaUeu to mj lot to be your ipeaker at this time, and to call ?otur attention to a subject that was propaod In the lamer part of tlie day. Ai the ?"? I (ST* out the appointment for this even Ih'i merit inj my eye m fixed anon another person to deliver the lecture. I shall try to do the subject m good jastice m my abilities, aided by the faith of the ealnti aad the Spirit of God, may enable me to do. I deelre ?otonly your candid aad undivided attention, but I tract I (hall also hare your prayeri, that the Lord may Inspire m with th?ea argument* and reatona that are well pleasing In hi* eight, that I may aoquit my*?lf bo foto him, if it may not be my good fortune to acquit uty oelf ?o amply before yon aa my heart would doaire. I have heard it remarked, sometime*, by inlivldual* who weie not identified or connected with our church, that if they could only be court noed that polygamy we* trae, they would become Mormon* at once. Do you believe the Bible '/ " Certainly I do," lay* the 9ulrer. Did father Abraham aad the ancient p?tri h* live la thie relation, and praetiee this do a trine ? Yon eay they did. Then, if what they practlaed is tr Up JM are bo aad to become a Mormon upon your ora ?ithiit* aad reason*. But, gentlemen, if I hy,* *h*t that wa* the all-oonvincing argument, and If thkt ... the principal doctrine that alone influenced yc_ ?eat Mormon*, I ahould at once eay, let v.* r.?,_ k * ?a* such a person; let me never be the .uwnt tTbHn, auph a person iato the church and Unj r'ao^fo?a i Sod dosplae* every character vrh 0 woum Btlt8P ohurch for no other jrarpoee than "t0 criminally induce Ua natural prop^rfUo. J^e^ ?^ntl?m?a, do not in ohurch for no other j hia natural propensities. iuj?, '?niia*n, oo not in dulge the expectation, if von ahtr tu<i be convinced by the argument* 1 may adduce In fav*,r of the doctrine of poly gamy, aa it ia called, that tlr*t will prove a au&cient groundwork for your faith. But where ia the ground opon which to baae your faith 1 Where shall yau go to tad out MormouUm from the fouadation to the top atone from the reot to the uttermoit 'j ranch' in the tree? Begin at the beginning, 'if men with to acconpliih any vrork, they mutt begin at the beginning of that wora, not H* the middle ol' 11 or at the ettd. I know that thia doctrine ia made the Tubject o( a graft t dead of ridlcnte. I know that the world at large, who profess to to xious, or, II -aot pious, morally up right, look upon it aa a daaaelng Bin, aa a stain upon the bright eeeutetoon of their country; tore in the Terr heart of the United States territory, surrounded by tall mountain*, they consider it a dark spot ta the country's history. Many ?f the grasjt 'politicians ?f the day view it ia Utia poia* of light. Kaligioni.-ite are still more scrupulous; ttoy legaid it -as a heinous, a damning ain. I always consider it aay-duty, under proper olrcum stances, to gire a-reaaon Of the hope that ia in mo, with useekcess and fear: and if I have last i bed a principle, and am unable to defend it upon the principles of truth, juatlce, equity and true philosophy, I should consider I was walking in the dark. Well now, frienda anC brethren, -vill you liaten to aae for a short time, and let me coneact you, as far aa 1 shall to able this evening, through the volume of iatpl ratten that is universally acknowledged by all Chri'-teo 4an to be the word of God, the treth of heaven t Will von liaten to some of the sayings contained ia that took t And then say whether ue possess the same spirit now that Inspired the breasts of the ancients, whose history is penned upon these pages. Judge for yourselves whether it be so or not. Ia the first place, then, we wifi look unto Abrahaet, ?ur father, and to Sarah who bore us. for if we are Christ's, then we are Abraham's eeed and heirs accord ing to the promise. Let any story be told of my father, whereby dishonor is laid to his charge, or let any re proach be caat upon my mother, and if the feeling* of the leyalty of a aoo towards his parents dwells in thie toeom, 1 will retiataU such reproach. Mo matter ho* sinful they might have been, their sis a must be por trayed before me. I look, thin, unto Abraham as my father, and unto Bacah as my mother who bore me. How was it then with Abraham ? lie ia said to have been f\e father of the faithful uil the great head of the church ia the days of the Patnarcha, and the head of tho?e who have been adopted into the covenant of Jehovah through the blood of his only begotten: fer if we are Christ'*, tton we are Abraham's seed anu heir ? according to the promise. If by the virtue of the Saviour'* blood our sLns are washed away, n-e are the children cf Abraham; we hail him aa our father, and Sarah as out mother; he is the father of the faithful; he ia the father of raan.v nations. How was it with Abraham ? DM Ike please Go J, wnU before h m uprightly, and obtain this testimony that to pleated God, and obtain promises that no otb"r tnin has obtained fince the (lays of Abraham, the Son of God exocpted? Jehovah promised that in h'm an<l in hia teed all the nationa of the earth should be bleated. as a patt'-ra of piety, and ai the great bead of the church, because of his faith fulnrpp in keeping the commandments of Jeluvah on earth, he drew from on high this great promiso. Who haa lived sic ce 'hat time who lias been thus blessed? I will venture to tay not one, Tnen, if we are his children, will we not do the worl a of faithful Abraham' So said the Saviour who evir spoke the truth; who ever declared the mind and will of his Fathar in heaven. Are we Abra ham's seed, or are we bastards and not sons? That is the queation. Let us sea what Abrabsm'a works were. Abraham ob tained promises. What promise have you obtiinel? What promise has the Christian world obtaiueJ? "Why," aays one, " the Bible is all full of promises made to the people of God along go." But what have the promises to ue people of God long ago to do with us? Have we obtained promise* to ourselves? Then1 la the point. If our fathers obtained promises that they should be fed, aad were fed, their eating snd drinking doea not satisfy ?7 arpetite. It aatkfled them, but that haa noth.og to do with me ? I want the same kind o * aubstantial Too i my aelf. if Abraham obtained promises, I want to obtain promises alao. "Whit! A man that has more than ?ne wife obtain promises from God?" I tell you there were but few in olden times who ever did obtain promises from God. that had not more than one wife, if the Bible to true. There was David and there was Solomon; there were the whole line of tbe kinga of Israel. Says one, that old Bible was for tbe Jewa, and lias nothing to <10 with us; that ia the Old Teatamcnt, and having more wives was according to thtlr law and accor ling to their custom, but It does not appU to ua; the Saviour of the world ia oar great pattern ; he ia our great lawgiver. And bow is it with him ? Let us inquire. D.d the Saviour of the world consider it to be his duty to fulttl all rlghteouineae t You answer, yea. Even the simple crdiaanee ot baptism he wo jld not pass by, for the Lord commanded it, aad thirefore it waa righteousness to etoy what the Lord had commanded, and he would fulfil All rlfhtWUBtM, I'pon thia hypothesis I will go back il the beginning, anu rntiee tilt o^man.lment?^tliat anre given to our first parents (u the gar !, a ftr I? Lor<l '?'d.J'nU? them, "multiply and replenish th i ??**"? I Wdl digress here for a moment from the thread of th# subject, tod bring an idea thit uiay pjr * !Uar ing nprn it. The earth, you remember, waa void ana *mpty until our first parents began at the garden of Men. What doaa the term replenish mean? Thia word la derived from the Latin; "re" and "plenua;" "re" denotes repe tition. Iteration; and "plenua" algniflea full, complete; then the meaning of the word replenish la to refill, re ooBnlete. If I were to go Into a merchant's store and find ne had got a nw stock of good*, I should say you have repleniabed your stock; that la, filled up your ea tebllahment, for It looks as it did before- Now go forth, aays the Lord, and replenish the earth; for it w.ia cover ed with gloomy clouds of darkness, excluded fiom the * t of heaven, and lartneaa brooded upon th* faoe of deep. The world waa peopled befcre the days of m a* much ao aa It waa before the day* of Noah It wae aald that Noah became the father or a new world, tot It waa tbe same old world still, and will continue to to, though it may paas through many cna?g~. When God aaid. go forth and replenish the the Mr'.h, it was to repleBifJi th* inbaVtoOts of the human species ?hd aaake * -u yt vu Our fir at parents, then, were commanded to multiply and replenish tbe earth; Q, if the Saviour fcund It hia duty to to baptised to A1 all rigbteouaneaf, a command or far less Imp ^rtanse than tbat of multiplying hia raee, (if indee 1 there ia any dtflerence in the commandment* of Jehovah, f?r they are all Important and all euential,) would he not fiod it his duty to join In with tbe rest of the faithful ones In replenishing tbe earth ? " Mr. Hyde, do you really wUh to imply that the im naculate Saviour begat children ? It la a blasphemous assertion agalrst the purity of tbe Saviour's life, to say the least of It The holy aspira tions that ever ascended from him to his Father would sever allowed him to hav? any inch fleshly and rarntl connections, never, no never. ' This ia the general Idea; but the Savtonr never thought It beneath him to ob y the mandate of hia Fstber , he never tho-uht this stoop ing beneath his ilgnlty ; he never dsspNed what God na I made; for they are tore of his bone, an1 fle<h of bis m ? v, kindred spirits, that once basked In rays of im kilty and eternal life. When he found thetn clothed light < tie dl ayes and and surrounded with tbe weaknesses of m lrUl ?ash, wouM he deepise tlirm? No. It la true I bare aeen mewwho became poor and miserable all at ous*. aad tton those who were their friends In the day* of their prosperity turn from them and scarcely deigo to baaliw them a look, it being too humiliating to associate with them ia their poverty. But it was not s? the fiiaviour; to associated with them in other sphere*. and when ttoy came tore, descending below aU things, he did ?at despise to associate with these same kin lred spirits. *' Then you really mesn to hold to tbe doctrine tUat tbe Saviour of tbe world was married; do yon ra?tn to be understood ?*, aad ir ea, do you meaa to be understoo 1 that he bad more than one wife ?" The Christian world by their prejudices have driven us away from tbe old Bible, so we must now appeal to the New Testament, for that seems to suit the prejudice of the paoaie, though te me it ia all atoe, both the Old and New Testaments: for the scribe tbat Is well Instructed bringa out of hia treasury things both new and old. Ihie la my treaaury; or rather, It is one of my traaiuriei, sad what I cannot find there, I trust will oome down irons on high and lodge ia my heart. Tbe gift of God la aba my treasury, even tbe Holy Spirit. Now suppose I should set out myself, and travel through the cities of the nation ae a celebrated reformer, pnraa r blag reveiatlona and sentiment* as lofty as th? skies, aad rolling out ideas strange and new, to whieh th* mul titude were entirely unacoustomed, and wherever! went, snppoee I had with me three or four women: osm combing say head, another washing my feet, and another shedding ?ears upon them and wiping them with the hair of her head, luaaoae I should lean upon them and they upon mm, would It not appear monstrous in the eyes of the wartdf Would ttoy ride me into .lernaalem upon an ase'a aalt, aad caat branches of the palm tree beneath my Heat, shouting "Hosaanab! blessed Is he that cometh ia the nass* of the Lord, hoeannah In the highest:" I piss they would give me a coat of tor and feathers, and *Me me oa a rail; aad It la mv opinion they would aerve the Saviowr the tame, did he go about new aa he did [fctsea hundred yean ago. (hero la aa aid prophecy or Isaiah, which I cannot ? to imt, but you Will i! ad It In the fifth-third chap ref hi* prop toe tee; read the whole of the chapter ? tutor prophecy ?peak* of Cbnat all the way ft I* there *aM, "Wtoa thou ?haM make bla tmmum ?Sflag for ato. to aball see bis seed " What ^eawWutee the soul ? Tbe spirit and body of man enited; for ye* k??w It la nl< *htb many ncola alain i? *h? ?* bat * *x~ ' Gut). The immortal put *u not elaln, ? p4^ ffK"'- , of the mortal a?d immortal p?t. took Wbe? they shall make Mi soul en offering for tie .T*?H sea bin teed. If he has ao seed, how could he wem; I 41 Wh?n they make his iouI as offering for tin h# 'lull ' ??* his feed, end prolong jbisdayv.and the plea?veo' the Lord shall prosper in hie head. By and by the p-ephet goee on to say, "And who declare his generation, for his life 1* taken f* - ^ earth. " If he had no generation who co> ldde- .?n ? told yon there waa an agent who would bri subject in bold relief, which to the H ?earcheth all thln?, erw the deep thl untO that eeleetiJ agent ahaU Are ao htf|U to declare his generation, It could f . d known. ,?^o,b'?h^bt?i ? cut off from the earth. I haw notJoej? the pr0pheey of Isaiah, that portlon of It wh|eh fulfUeJ lB the p"??" i^wk.12?' tot the Ixird divided him a T V ?<> >?? ?h*u diT,d# the spoil ? !2hi H.ith i >eeau*e he hath ponred out hu soul until death,/ b, WM numbered with the trans greseori, ana , Dor* the fins of manj. and made in tc i cession for transgressors. Upon lilm was laid the ' -ts all; be waa numbered with theves and in kr M moments he laid, "Father forgive them, for rearers to dumb, so be opened not his month. He was taken from priaon and from judgment) and who shall de dare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land ?T the liring: "for the traMgreasion of my people wa? he stricken. ' ' Now, if ooe portion of this prophecy has been fulfilled, the other portfon has. or will be. How was it with Mary and Martha, and other women who folio >vetl him! In old tinee? and it to common In this day ? the women, even as Sarah, called their hue bauds lord ; the word lord to tantamount to husband; in seme languages master, lord, husband, are about synoni mous. In England we frequently hear the wife say. "Where ia my master?" She did not mean a tyrant, but as Sarah called her husband lord, she designs ted hers by the word master. When Mary of old came to the sepul chre -on the first day of the week, but Instead of finding Jeans she eaw two ang?ls in white: And they said unto her, "Woman why wcepe;- t thonf" She said unto item, "Because the; have taken away my lord, or husband. and I knew not -where they have laiil him.'' When she had thus said, she turned herself bask, aad saw Jesus landing, and knew not that It was Jews. Jesos faith onto her, "W*nan why weepett thou? Whom seek est thou!" She.iupposlng him to be the gardener, saith on to hlir, "Sir, ir tbou have borne him hence, tell 1110 where thoutiast laid him. and 1 will take him away." J onus said unto her. "Mary, she turned herself and saith unto him. "RafaJbini;" whien is to say, master. In there not here manifested the affections of a wife? Tbeie words speak the kindred ties and sympathies that are common to that relation of hushimd and wife. Where will jou find a family so nearly allied by the ties of common religion? "Well," you ssy, "that appears ratlier plausible, but I want a little more evidence. I want you to find where It says the Jsavieur was actually married." Have you ever read your Bible? I must confess I hive not read it for some time, but looked more to Him who rules on high, and to those who hold the word of life in the inspiration of the Holy Ghost; I look to them more frequently than to it. I nave onee memorized the Bible, ami when any one quoted one verse I could quote the next, I have memorized it ia English, German and He brew, still 1 do not profess to be very familiar with It now, yet the sentiments and spirit of It are in my heart, and will be as long as I live, and still remain when I am gone to another sphere. Where does it say the Saviour was married ? 1 believe I will read it for your accom modation, or you might not believe my words were I to say that there is indsed mch a scripture. We will turn over to the account of the marriage in Car a of Galilee, and the mother of Jeans was there. Yes. and somebody else, too. You will find it in the second chapter of John's Gospel: remember it and read it when you go home: ? And the third day there was a mnrriuge in Cana of Gall Ice, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus was called and his disciples to the mtirria;e. And when thc> wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith uuto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not jet come. His mother saith nuto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto yon, do it. And there were set there six watcr-pota of stone, arter tho manner of the purifying of the Jews, controlling two or three tirkins apiece. Jeans saith unto thorn, All tlio water note with water. And they tilled tfcero up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Drawont now, ant tear uuto the gover nor of tho feait: and they bars it. When tho ruler of the fecst had tasted the water that was made wine, and know not wherecit wss, (but the servants ahirh drew tho water ?Anew,) the governor of the feast oalled tlio bridegroom, and eaith nnto him? that Is, tho ruler of the feait faith unto the britlegroom? every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine, and when men havo well drnnk, thon that which Is worse, hut thou hunt kept the good wino until now. ?Gentlemen, that lass plain as tho translators, or dif ferent councils over this scripture dare allow it to go to the world; but the thin# is there; It la told; Jesus wss the bridegroom at the marriage of Cant of Galilee, and he told them what to do. I Now 1 here in actually a manage; and if .Tesui was I not tbe bridegroom on that occasion, please tell who wan. Jf an; man can show this, and prove that it was not tie Saviour 01 the world, then I will acknowledge that 1 am tn error. We stiy it waa Jeius Christ who waa mar ried, to be hronghtinto the relation whereby he could see his stfd before ne waa crucilied. Has he, indted, passed by the nature of angels, anl taken upon himelf tho seed of Abraham, to die with out leaving a Med, to hear his name on the earth 1 No. But when the secret ia fully out, tne need of the bleated shall be gathered in, in the last days; and he who has not the blood of Abraham (lowing in his veins; who has not one particle of the Saviour'a in him, I am afraid 1* a stereotyped Gentile, who will be left out, and net be gathered in" tlie last days; for I tell you it is the chosen of God, the seed of the bleiied, that shall be fathered. 'I do not despieo to be called a son of Abra ham, if be had a dorm wires; or to be called a brotber, a .-on, a child of the Javier, if he had Mary, and Martha and several others as wireu; and though he did cant seven devils out of one of them, it il all the same to roe. Well, then be shall see his met, and who shall declare hia generation, for he wai cut oil from the earth t I shall nay here, that before the Saviour died, he looked upon his own natural children as we look upon ouri; be saw lis seed, and irr.mediatrly afterwards he waa cut oil from the earth, but who shall declare bis generation? They had no father to bold them in honorable remem brance %1bey passed Into the (hades of obscurity, never to be exposed to mortal eve as the seed of the klessed one. lor, no donbt, had they been exposed to the eye of the world, those infanots might have ahared the dame lute aa the children in Jerusalem in the daya of Herod, when all the children were ordered to be alain tinder such an age, with the bopea of alaying the infant Sa vior. Thev might bare suffered by the hand of the ai sasNin, as the ions of many kings have done who were heirs apparent to the thrones of their fathers. History is replete with circumstances of neck-or nothing politicians dyeing their bands in the blood of those who ?t(od in thetr way to the throne or to power. Ihat fed has bad its influence upon the chosen of God in the last days. The same spirit inspires them that Inspired their Father, who bled and died upon the crAH* manner of the flesh. , "W.l^uT^s/yTo'ne.'fltW* 1*1 junction laid upon the Bishops in New Tests mt 5 times, that they rhould have but one wife." This ia brought op aa a great argument against the position the Latter Pay faints have taken. In olden tinua they might have Cm through the same circumstance!) as some of ibe ? tter Day ftsinta had to in Illinoia. What wonld it have ("one" for ua, it they had known that many of ua had more than one wife when wo lived In Illinoia? They I would have broken as up, doubtless, worse than they I did. They msy break us up, and rout ua up from one ] place to another, but by-and-bye we ahall come to a point where we aball have all the women, and they will have none. You may think I am joking about this, but 1 can bring yon Ibe truth if God to demonstrate it to you. I have not advanced anythihg 1 have not got an abundance of hacking for. Ihare is more truth than poetry in this, as sure aa you lire. The bishops intently, in their office and calling*, had a great deal to do with temporal matters? serving taoies, itt'Bding to the paor, &e. And Inasmuch as so much trust was tfpM?d in thtm of a temporal cbarafl ter, they w?re required to have a fair reputat.on, a^J most not stand In any relation tbatwV^W In tb? ieut prejudice their refutation ill world of mankinl. In cer'aia c unifies plurality of wives la legal. Chris tendom til ink tbey are about everybody, ana the '-rest 1 Jhanklnd" are lew atd far between. I have travellel | among nations and countries where this doctrine was tolerated by law, and I will venture to say If we were ! to take a walk through the world to night, and and out i those who are In favor or again*' this doelrine, the ma jority would be In ita favor. Could the whole world be 'assembled lure before me, and a vote be taken upon this subject, they would give us the right of conscience in this matter. Ilae not the Mahimmtdan a right to be In favor of It ? l id not God make him T And is not his rlgtit as d<*ar to him aa our* f Why shruld we set ourseires up as a lit tle family of rations in Christendom, and say to the res'. iof tbe great fannlvof the world: You shall nr.tdosoanl so, and yon ahall ao this, or that f Win should we be restricted n tbis master while the great majority of the world <e?tde in ita favor? Take this question tip npon poll lical principles, and ! whnt does the majority of the world say about ft' They establish our right Then take it a two Mi - principles of natural philosophy, anJ the truth of oir p<>? tion is nude it'll more apparent. FT a I I language to por'.ray to the mor-t delicate ears the pr nelples of our sullen ??. and the lam of eur nature, the moat stubborn sceptic would be obliged to jleld to the power of troth. I might take up the subject in this point of light, but I will for mer, I will spate yon. If 1 had a congregation ot men, I would not spare" them ore whit Ibe bUhrp is to be tbe husband of one wife. And aa forrldl*aul, everybody sajs h? lived and died a banbe lnr . bu* be said an things were lawful for him, and tnat , he bad power to lead about a sister, a wife, as wsUa* otVer a post lee, and as the kmthr?n of the Mr.l, and Cephas. Paul 1M not m*We known all things, for all things were not lawful to tell. He said himself, he knew a man that was canglit up t? the tb'rd hsaven* and heard things unlawful to utter. If he tM cot take a wife, and multply. and repletiiab the earth, he did not lalfll tbe Srst (rr?st fundamental law of natnre. There are msny living now who are bachelors. I do ?ot complain of tbe very old men, for they "annot help tbem??lvea at all times "but I am go'.ng to cnmpUIn of the old bach? lore; and t tell yeu whit It Is, if you do not (tep forward and marry, and trv to carry on the great work of Jthovah, It will he l?ft for a better man to da than yon. (Voice on tbe stand?' There Is bnt one old bachel-r in the Territory, and he has gone to the j States J 0! I beg your pardon. President Young says ( he does not 1 now of bnt one old bachelor tn all tne Ter ritory of 1'tah, sad he has gone to the <Hates, therefore I have nothing to ?*v on this particular point. Look abroad npon the work! at large, and how many are thai* who are too niggardly to take a wire, and support her and her offspring honorably , and rear up a family who win reflect honor upon them In their old age' So, they eaanot afford to do this; but they go where tbey een grati'y their fleehjr deetree, leaving the con sequences altogether with the eoafldlag females whom tbey dishonor, and who la that state despair of cm being rs I acta ted la society with a good character, give them ? elves to prostitution, aad In rot ten new go down to a premature grave, with tea thousand come on the heads ef their deceivers. Do yon eapaaae theee thlaga an gotag to escape the all eeeiagsye ef the Great Jehovah' And will be not it thn-fuilty sensualist with a will, -why not In honorable ?whig #? glorify Godr Why this ^ the Lota Almighty M Anu nuuw w.. Brethren and sisters, it is for ai to have vna truth shining in oar ay**, afld honor that truth is all oar intercourse with on* another. The hiahop shall have hot on* wife. IT you ?m in a country whtre only one wife ia allowed by law. then yon -would be obliged only to have bit Me. What ahall I ?ay f A blahop in England, where he knew polygamy to be contrary to law, muat have but one wife; if yon want another, and the law will not allow it, you muat go where it la allowed by law. It waa the ease with toe bishops in olden tinea; we muat submit to the lawa ef aian until he ahall reign wboee right it la to reign. Thia la the chord that ahall rereJutleniM the whole world, and it will make the United States tremble from the very bend to the foot; it ia Ok* leaven hid in three measures of meal until the whale ia leavened. There 1< auch a t de of irresistible arguments, that, like the grand Mississippi, it bt w# 90 it* boid current every thing that dare* to oppoie Its course. 8aya one, '? Why ia It that men in your society may have more than one wife t What ia the polleyofltr' The men of God, who hold the priesthood of heaves and imbibe the light of the Holy Ghoit, have the privilege and the right. Now let me illustrate one thing, and let me brier it home te you. There may be aome under the aound or my voice that the ease will fit. Some man will, perhaps, marry a wife of hi* youtb. She dies ? he lovea her aa he lovea himself, and her memory ever lintr"W about hia heart. He marries another, and e?i? die*, and he loved her equally aa well. He marries a third, ax> \ ao on; and he loved thrm all. By and bye he dien ? j be diee with devoted affection and love to tb?ra fill Now, in tte resurrection, which of these wl? he claim.)1 There is no difference in his lov^ them, and they have all. perhaps, borne -j.1H * ' f' him. He loves the children of one mothr. ? .? the children of another. What say you*. nrh, h H V resurrection y^Why, him Uve the whole of them. To whom are they D'Jkr(r ?, lliere is a case opposite to this> where a woman mar ried a husband and he died, rnd so on, until she was married te seven husbands, and then she died. The Queatio* waa asked the Saviour, "Whose wife will she be In the resurrection ' for they all had her " The Sa * CU.^UI ?*"wer- Aja b* :-"ta the rectkm they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are as the angels of God." Now, tell me bow the angels are in heaven, and then we Bhall have the secret. It Is said:? In tho last days I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, tind v8ur sons and your daughters shall prophecy, a?d your voting wen shall seo visions, and your old men shall 'dream dreams. And on my servanta and on my handmaids 1 will poor out In those ouy? of my spirit, and they shall prophecy, You Are praying every day, ' thy kingdom come, and thy will be done on earth a* It u dona in heaven. " \ou never can know how it U done In heaven, unless jou can see it by vision, or the kingdom when it dies come, unless it is revealed to you by the ?pirit of pro phesy or in dreams and visions; thi n you know i'.. This la the benefit of dreams and visions, although this power is lightly ip?ken of and repudiated io the Christian world. The revelation of the Almighty from God to a man who holds the priesthood, anil is enlight ened by the Holy Ghost, whom God designs to make a ruler and a governor In his eternal kingdom, is that be may have many wives, that when hu goes yonder to another sphere, he may still ci ie to perpetuate his species, and of the Increase of Uin kingdom and govern ment there shall be no end, says Da.nel. How does the kingcom of God increase, but by the increase of his sub jects? Everything increases, everything multiplies. As Brother Benson said this morning, even the muschitoes of Nebraska incieaae and multiply. If they do. ;vby not high orders of the creation have a better right ? These muschitoes and insects are the result of a Fallen world, but by and-by there will be nothing to hurt or destroy in all God'* holy mountain. These men of God, who are married here by the autho rity of heaven, are iealed on earth and In heaven. The good old hook says, that which is iealed on earth is seal ed in heaven; and whoso soever sins ye remit on earth bhall be remitted in heaven, and whatsoever ye bind on earth shall be bound in beaveu. That priesthood that has not thii power is no better than a ropo of sand. The trne priesthood alone possesses it. The priesthood tbat has not this power is a mock priesthocd, and not the priesthood of the Almighty. Little did the world knov when they treated the Saviour as they did, that he held their destiny in his hands ; the world knew him not ; he came to his own ami they received him not: but the time will come thtt they will know hint, and the power of his priesthood. When tho servants of God and their wives go to hea ven, there is an eternal union, and they will mult ply and replenish the world to whicn they are going. It is not every man in the I'n'ted States that can be the Presi fent, or thit can be a Governor or a Judge, but all are within the jmle of the government of the united States, though thty do not all hear rule; many are call ed, and few are choen But in yonder worll those who bear the priestluod. and by tneir faith and o iedience obtsin the sanction of the Almighty, they are on earth and in heaven, md will be exalted to rule and gov ern forever; while those who would no: listen to the holy commandments, and ?lie 1 whhoct being seale.l to a wife, are angels; th?y are liwer spirits, and sorvauts to those that rule. Therefore, this family of old, which the Saviour spoke of, saying, "in the resumption they neither marry ncr are given in marriage," are not gods, but aiigrls, who neither ln.irry nor nr? given in mar riage; while the men thuf. magnify their callings are tliey that heat rule, and noli! dominion, and receive their crown, and are one with the Siviour, as he is one with the Father. Hence, he that Is faithful over a lew things shall be made ruler over many things. 1 bave a few words more to sa?, and a great deal more can be taid; for I liavo> only just nipped into the lubjeut a I -tie. I want to say a fetr things more, and perhaps tins is the most fitting occasion on which they could be said. You never see a Mormon man who bea-s the priesthood ? unlets it is somn characters who only Lear it in form? who are devoid of principl", who have transgreeaed, and have eKcapol being dealt with? I say, you never see a true-beartod Mormon man running after a lewd woman; but there are wimen among the Latter !>ay Saints wh > are loo.-e in their con* duct, notwithstanding that t':ey have embraced the gos pel. We only wish to apply this where it belongs ; do not any of you have your feelings hurt, for God knows I would hold the virtuaus and good as sacred as I would my own life. At the same time 1 am bound to speak io plaianeie, and I feel that the spirit is cn mo now, I am warmed with it, and it presses me to speak on this sub ject, and to speak it out. There are families in this town that bave bowed externally to the yoke of Christ, but they are as corrupt as hell, and I can point where they are, in what direc'ion they dwell. When I approach their habitations I feel that they are an abomination in my sight. *'llave you r ny tangible evidence of this P" Yes, I have, and mote ttan I went, which 1 shall keep to myself; but the day will come when it will all come out. Bo you see Mormon men running there t No. Wuerev er you find a house among the letter Bay Saints where no Mormon men |?, you ncay know that it is not all sound in Benmark. I will tell you whom you will see v?.?ii;ii auu aingoom oi t.ou, an J bring -'*-vnor upoti Ihemcc'iVt-a, and enceavor to bring it upon the whole church by cohabiting with those cursed scape gTacea who are passing through here to California, who make their btiast what tbey did in Great Salt Lake City ? 1 know their secret talk in their chambers. Tor the spirit of lied searcheth all thinis. It may not be witn me to the same extent all the time, hut sometimes ih? whole vision of my life is lit up, aud I see aud uniler<tand it all. I am gtlng to say something upon those who dishonor the church and kingdom cf God In this wav. I will tell you * hat shall happen to thoi>e men and women who cosmit lewdness, and go snd boast of it, and laugh in the face of heaven. The day shall come when their ilesh shall rot upon their bones, and e* they are walking it shall drop, and become a nauseous stink upon the h'gh vsy. Now go and boast that you c>n get all you want for adiest pattern or a yard of ribbon? go and boast of it, and the Lord Almighty shall curse yen all day lon?. <Voi<e in the stand ''^men.") And when you step, chUks of jTur flesVsball drop oil your benos, aud sUik enough to sicken a dog. I ?poak this <o both men and women tli v practise th'( iniquity in the m'dst of this people: and If you do not re train fit m such intercourse, this predtc ion shall begin to take eflec'., aud by this vou shall know whet^r I havo spoken in the name of the 1/ord, or in the name of Orson llrde. For ajch abominable practice to come in oar mi. 1st under the robes of sanctity, because they arelibo ral, holy, ai.1 righteous principles practised by tho sa nts, I aay cur te their habita'kons and their persons, and if this is your mind, let all Israel say arr.i u ? (the wboleof the cen;regatlcn at the top of th?lr voices said, Amen!)? and let these contemptible wretches feel the Mormon spirit, not by Mormons hands, but by the power of G >d on high I fed charged with the Holy Ghust sen", down from heaven, and itburne in my h-?art like a flvis, and this is the testimony I bear. II I do mingle in the streets with the crowd to engngo in business as sujr other man, 1 am not always asleep and in>ensiole to whai is passing around ite. I do not profe?s to know a gr? it deal! but some things I do know, and some things I do not know. I have endeavored to illustrate this subject for the benefit of ilie honest innuiier; 1 have only just ton -bed It, enJesvoring to throw out a few hints for your consid erate n, thut you may know we are not without sumo reason for our faith auu practise to iching th- subject of poiygamv. I wish you to mind the admonition I hive given. I have given it to you n faith; 1 have given it to you regardless of conseuueno's, for I ask no odds of any body, except of my Father In heaven, an.| of my brethren, whoso liearti I know to he pure, and I want to be Identified with them in time and in all eternity, and with my sisters, too, snd wish to he exalted with tnem, and they with mo, where the saints may join hands after pssiicg through much tribulation, and gaining crowns, to rejoTc? togAber forever and ever. I (eel as tbouc\l bad borne a faithful testimony, snd I now say, In the fwetii* of God and angels, that I have give* the gnllty persons warning, and my (armi-nts are clean Irom your bkod. Take warning, anil never d? a thing that will throw dishonor upon the saints of the Most liiab. May God idl his blessing, and preserve ns to his heavenly kingdom, which may be grant. Amsn. After Flder Hyde eat down, President Rrtgham Young made a few remarks on the same subject. H< mark* of Brfgham loam, Prtaldont of Vltk, npon KM?r H jrd?"j Doctrine of Pa l)R*Bir< I do not wi#h tn era-Heat* My Itrmt fn>m the Wi ,r* EMer Hyd# haa glroa ut tklt areataf. bnt nimjily to ?!?? you my ?!???, in ? f?w wordt, on Um portion teach ing btohopo and dfecont In flrtt K patio to Timothy, thirl chapter, hn wiltfn ii folio Wo:? TM> it a troottylar If arotn <????*? tbeofkce of k t.lihnp. b? d*?lr?th a ?oo4 work. A M.kep, ?h??, n?l be tattle ??, the kutbaad of oao wlfo, *i*'laat, tokor. of good t>ehtTi>r, |l?en to botpittllty, apt to teach. not (Waa to *lu, ?trtktr, irw<7 of iltky law, bat aatleat, ant a braw lor, i?t ntmnii ??? ttat nlttk ?tll Mi m bnate, kt* lag btp okildrta la ??!#** tl?a *IUt all |*a?lty. (for If a maa know not haw to ralo kit owa bout*, bo* Mull Jm tako oaro of tbo rbnrck of 0o4M Nat a aavfoa. tort bote, lifted op xthprMo. bo Mi tetetbt ?aadoawartoa *r tbo teill Hen nwt.lii a?t bin i?H4nt?itrf?W? *bM ore wttkoat, loot ho fhll Into Nproaok tad tbo taaro of tko 4otII lib* wtoo aatt the <loacaat bo tra?o, oat toablt U>(m4. aot ?W ?a to B*?k a loo, aot rr?lj of Iltky laort, bolt I at tbo ?;? szrzatr fc??? IL'tc. ?l*Mcn)T% M>Vtr, faitliflaHa all thin*a. lit >u? deaeonske tbtkwbMi ot Ob* tttlk, ruling tlwii children aad their k,fciD>ilW irrll ^ ' "i bin read tlAlM.t yonr mind* may be refreshed, and that you maWnow how it doe* road. Instead of my beliming for a moment that Paul wiahod to signify to Tlmothf that he moat ? elect a man to ill the office of a biahop that would hava but one wife, Iba Uava directly the reverse: bat hU adeiee to Timothy ^ountTS-V to tha : ll would not be wiae for yoa to nrdain a man to the oBce of a biahop unlet* he he* a wife ; you suit not ordain a (ingle *r unmarried man V read thi* chapter carefully, you will | the Qualification* neceesary for deaeoniand blav torn alio for the'r wive*. I will .imp' J fire my view. with regard and then Hare it. .othi* matter, iv?, ha testimony from the Bi* from any hiatory that 1 hay* any ' jle, neither have 1 man w J ever prohibited in the ?wledf* of, that a ?*u. fr0ln taking mow than r ehureh in the day* ot to the oootr >ne wife. If any historian . toe- hut if ?r *17, let him make it known at T tb? ^ itb"aoteom* I T^mXob ?K S?a my reaaona why it la n*ce**ary .ould have a wife, not hut that he nmy have more tb ^ ^ wlfe ln ^ w pluMi he i* (or ihouM he llkff m father to hi* ward, or to the ne?Pj* 0Ter *Y jm he preside*, and a good portion of bi* time I* ?"-'"'jed inME them. Still he doe* not wi*h to bo , bo' ^ ap, 0, flooded with care* of thb world, ao but that 1 V*can delate in hi* office, and magnify it to accept-^ ,DTh? office of a biebop i* in hi* ward, and when he find* a man who la doing a good, buaineaa aa a farmer or a tradeeman. and who has plenty around him, and la 1 <?hfniw navlm? hl? tithing, he haa no buaineaa there, only topees 1 v e$i e t 1th 1 n gth a t man bu to pay for the benefit of the kingdom of God his buslneas is more par tkularly ln thehouaea ef widoes and orphan*, and he l? called to administer to them in righteousness line a fa ?SL, know e by observation and hia own experience, tbe tempUtTou; tLt were continually ttrown be ore the eldera gave Instruction* tantamount to this .Before t, u ord"ln8a ^r.on to be a bishop to take the charge of a branch In any one dlairict or place, aee that he h*4 a wife to begin with. He did not .ay, <' But one , wife : it doea not read so; but he muat have one to begin with, in order that he may not bo continually drawn into temptation while he 1a in the line of bla duty , ?Wtln* the bouses of wldowa and orphana, the poor, the af dieted and the alck in hla ward. He ia to converse with famiilea sometimes uTion fami ly ? mattera, and care for themj but if he ha J10 *1'?' helantSt *i capable of taking Jcare 0' a ramlly a. le otherwise would be, and peibeM he not capable cf taking care of hlm**l? Now aeleot a young man who haa preaerred hlmaelf In purity and hollneaa, one who haa carried hi maelf c r0um?^ctly be fore the people and before God; It would not do orda n bim to the olBce of a blahop, for he may bsdrawnlnto temntation, and he lack* experience in family matter*, but take a man who ba* one wife at leaat, a man of*x. nerienee like thousand* of our elder*, men of atrangth of Xdwho hay. determination ln them ' tofMjmW selve s pore under all circumstances, at all tlMt^ awl I in all place? in their wards. Now, Timothy, select suoh a m "biahop'in'hia cidling and duty ia witU the ehureh all the time; he la not cafled to travel abroad topreach. but la at home; be la not abroad in the world, but la * Whan you have got your bishop, ha noeda assistant*, and he ordain* councillors, priesta, teachers " eon a, and ealla them to help bio; and he ^?.menof hia own heart and hand to do tbi*. S^a ha, not even call a man to be a deacon, to aaaiat me in my calling, unleaa he ha* a family." It la not the buan<wa of an ignorant young man, of no experlenee in fam iy matter*, to Inqulra into the elrcumstance* of fam lie?. and to k now the want* of eyery person . Some m?y want medicine and nourishment, and to be looked after, and it 1* not the bu*ine*? of boy* to do thl*; but select a man who haa got a family to be a deacon, whose wife can go with him, and assist him in administering to the neeoy in U?e ward. . . Tbeae are simply my yiew* in a few word* on thi* sub ject and always haye been ainoo 1 kaye reflected upon the doctrine that the fathers teach ua In the Holy Scrip turea. I will yenture to say the ylew I take of the mat ter is not to be disputed or disproved by Scripture or I hay* no reasonable ground* upon which to say it was not tbe custom in ancient timts for a m*n to baye more 1 ha n one wife, but every rtason to believe that it 1 waa the cu-tomiimong the Jewa, from the days of Abra ham to the days of the apostles, for they were lineal de scendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, all of whom taoeht and practised the doctrine of plurality of wivea, and were revered by the vhole Jewish nation; and It 1* but natural that they should have xespected and fol ltwen their leaching, and examples. So much I wished to say to my brethren and slstera. We have bad a splendid address from Brother Hyde, for which I am grateful. 1 feel in my heart to bless tne piople all the time, and can say amen to Brother Hyde s last rtmarkr. I know just as much about thoae matter* a* 1 want to know, and if I do not know more, It Is be cause there la no more of it In the ulty. It i* a hard matter foT a man 1o hide him f elf from me in thi* Terri tory; the birds of the air, tkey *ay, carry news, and if tbry do not, I have plenty of *ource* for in'ormatlon. I say to the congregation, treasure tip In your hearta what jou have hrard to-n'ght, and at other time*. You * ill hear more with regard to tha doctrine, that I*, our " Marriage R' iation*." Elier Hyde says he has only just dipped into it. but ll it wiU not be <ispleaalng to him 1 will say he baa not dipped into it yet; no has only inn round the edge of tbe field. Ue lia* done bo beau tifully, and it will have its desired effeot. Hut the ? hole aubjoct of the marr age relation is not in my reach, nor in any other man's reach on this car'h It ia without beginning of days or end of ye*rs; it Is a hard matter to wa^h. Wo can tell some things with itgard to it; it lay* tb* foundation for worlds, for angels, and fcr tbe go-?s; for Intelligent be nijs to bo crowned with glory, immortality and eternal livo*. In fact, it Is tbe thread which runs from the beginning to tl e end oUbe holy gospel of salvation? of the go*P?l of the Son of God; It Is from eternity to eternity. When the vi?ion of the mind Is opened, you oaa *ee a great porllonof .lt, but you see it comparatively aa a speaker see a tbe fac*a of a congregation. To look at, and talk to each Individual aeparat*ly, and thinking to become fuMy acquainted with them, only to spend fire minute* with each, would conaume too much time? It could not easily bo ooto. So it 1* with the visions of eternity: wo can see and understand, but it is difficult to tell. May God blew you. Air en. Trial of th? Fire Engine In Philadelphia. [From the Philadelphia Ledger, Feb. 13.] before tlie time fixed for the trial of the ateam Era engine, yesterday afternoon, a crowd commence-) antombling on Dock street wharf, to witneu the expert - ment. The multitude soon swelled to thousanda, occu pying ??ry available spot In the street* adjacent, on the wharf, anl the windows, h?a* topi, wood pi let, and rven the rigging ol the ViMMli, were all filled with tpte WWi int Ifigint Was placed wlthtn the railing at the ena of the wharf, for the convenience of drawing the supply of water from the river. In a very ?hort time steam was raised, and the machine gave a specimen of its power. The volume of water thrown in a single stream was very large. The stream was forced through a noazle ot J).t inches, of a triangular ihipe, and from a position about the centre of the pavement on the wharf, a Pittance of perhaps 2f0 feet from the four story stores on tie north corner. The stream was played to a height of about twenty feet above the roof. The height of the t>ui)idljag*, we should judge, if about flftr feet. Two ?taptmt were alio played hy the great "skwirt." from Oct inch nozzles, giving an idea of tte vast volume of water that could be poured, under competent direction, sijion a fir*. The height, however, was lee* than before. Four streams were subsequently thrown from % inch noz zles, reaching to the roof of the itow Wort mentioned. The amount of water throws In the experiment yeeter dny was imrotnsc. The ?ti earns were continuous, never flagging In height nor diminishing in volume during tte wlole ;rrform?nce of the engine. The advantage it p'/ftesrea in this respect is very great, as there is no rbittment of the flooo which it may pour upon the fire. No stoppage to gat a fresh supply of water, no halting in the work from fatigue, hut one unceasing shower is poured out until the fire succumbs. What is claimod for the engine i?, that it will throw 1,800 to 2,000 bairels ol water through a noxd* 1 \ inches in ciameter, 240 feet horizontally, and from 130 to 140 feet perpendicularly. What we saw yesterday, with tte disadvantage the engine laborel under of hr viog to use half Its power to draw from the Delaware, tbe supply of water nedHed to pump upon the buiM'ng, satitlied ue that thia is no idle claim, and that tbe iteam fire tngite will be indeed a powerful and most effective addition to the Are apparatus of Philadelphia. In Cincinnati it has proved a very valuable auxiliary, and firemen of intellifrenee In Philadelphia are certainly as able to appreciate the merits of a mechanical Improve ment aa tho- e of Cincianittl. Opposition to improvement*, however valuable, ia always to be eipected from the prejutlced and unreflecting; but these constitute so small a portion of the real common sense discerning meat of tbe poblie that whatever I* really good in rao chai leal (.rinctple or action is sure to prevail over all opposition. Krery valuable improvement which hi* added to man'* resources and dim mshed the necessity for slavish labor, ha* m>-t with opposition and been re ceived with incredulity. Fulton wa* thougl t crazy when he flr*t undertook to propel hi* imperfectly constructed steamboat up tbe Hnd<on, and the first locomotive would, no doubt, cause hundreds to explode with lnuifh tw. if placed by the itda of ene ot the splen lid engines which are now uaed upon railruaCs. Yet the *t*am?hip which croaae* the Atlantic it, teu ? ! ? , aed the locomo tive which drag* behind it a tralu of l.taded cars nearly half a mile long, are tJie magnificent result* of beifio nirgs so imperfect in their inception as to excite ridi cule, and create doubt* of U?e sancy of those who intro duced tb< m to publ'c notice. Tie st<am engine is powir more condensed and econom ical thaa any other forts, mechanicabor manual. Adapted to eitlr.guisbing Area, the aame results may be exoected from Its use aa have been experienced In every kind of duty, whether for transportation over land an 1 water, or tor driving shaft* in mill*, workshop* an I man a fac tories Thla t'og'e engine, which was mIIUM jester i*ay, ha* a capacity of six of the first cla** band fire en gitea. Each of our first cla** engine* requires at least twenty four men to work it, aad than only for t*n mi nute*' at a time. Either the firemen mutt take a rest, or a Irs ah supply of handt mutt work the engine, which would require forty eight person* as necessary to man the ma. bine. Six time* forty-eight would be per rons, to do a* much tfVtual work a* this oat engine, with about Urea attendants, It able to perform. Two Dhathb vr Frubino ? We Icnn from tbe JU*k lalaal (111 ) Ktpmltiemn. that during the ttemso < mis atona of Hneday, the Slat ult., the wife and cliiM of Mr. Tboroaa Butler, who reaidos netr the railroad bridge at Reek Fiver, were frown to deatb. Mia Butler ? ad her child were alone, and during the terrible storm and wind on Sunday started to go across the prairie to ?? acqnaJartaawe who lived a boos a mile Mateat frasa t er houae, and bath mother aed child pariahel oe the way. When found. t*e litth ohlU had M* handt cVnebed fell of anew. sad froata (net. It ie taid the wo~ae get hlsklitii or loeeamte, aed started far the heme of an seqnaintaaee to stay until Mr. Butler re turned, aad psrisbed debted to bU excellence to Bir *#? j^'. S*!)!.*!!?."' ?*?. ?^pt*'" ??* ln0^'^Aw toS glftSo^ fame to this part ?.?? nnt of r .>* ?? Haron ? Mr. JS32 w5i2? _L*i*id:T atfthe Trer ,*??_?!. ^ *welva kudnd dollar house Sated r Th!?i? *> "t Ills FalstofT, whlih so ? -a* BU* .0* tome time after, whan ha ff' A tba part. ?* ???Winced it to glowing capital* aa jn tote to whlck %, Backctt draw 91,200 at tha Pre _ moot Tb?*tr?l' I We war*. aad ?:? Imynaaed with tha idea that in read | I tog over tbtt old mwimmm white penning a Mriaa a t I theatrical articlaa, that we earw wefca? ^ which wia brought freah to our mind by a gentlemaa repeating it a few day* since, aad wa oartiinlj did not think that it reflected upon tha Baron's reputation. Thin moraine, ho waver, we reaetoed tha foUawtof : Mr. Hackett would call tha attention of the Editor of tho OcuetU to the enclosed, which it saama the Haw York Itouio, to iu aaarahaa for any morta unfa vorable to the opera, or disparaging to Mr. Hackatt, haa found and extracted from the Bo* ton Oat-Ue of the 3d last.. the aaaertion that ? Mr. Hack ett once had a twelve hundred dollar hooaa at the Txemoot Theatre, fcc., and for tome alter announced it to glowing capital*, ' ho , ia false and libellous, and it ia expected by Mr. Hackett will be retractcd in the next number of the Saturday QaxeUe, Winthbop Hocex, Friday, Feb. 0, 1865. We did not doubt the authenticity of this note, at Brat hut upon reflection it occurred to u*, not being familia with Mr. Hsckett's penmanship, that aome treacherous hoitm, might have written the note to play off a joke upon us, aad we therefore addressed the gentleman a follow ?: ? Gajchtb Officb, Feb. 10, 18S6. The editor of the Gazette present* hta compliments to Mr. Hackett, und apologised for Intruding, but a note purporting to have been written by Mr. Hackett having been received by him, the editor ia anxtona to ascertain its genuintess before giving that attention to it whioh it merit*, if authentic. Mr. Hackett assure* of its authenticity to the follow .ng:? Boston Thxatrr, Feb. 10, 18S5. To iqk Editoh of tbk Evening GAzarrx: ? DkahSik? I cannot tell what "note" you have receiv ed, but I bad the honor yesterday of addreaaing a note tc you rejecting some misrepresentation in your num ber of the 3d instant. If you had any authority for such charge of vain glory, from any plav bill or news paper since the event referred to, I snail be obliged by your speciflo reference thereto. All I can aaaure you upon the subject ia that I never suggested or knew of any such advertisement. Respectfully yours, In much haste, JA8. H HACKErT. It ia settled, therefor*, that the announcement which we referred to waa merely of ' box office emanation, or original with some newspaper, and ir inadvertently we gave the public caase to believe that Mr. Hackett arew a twelve hundred dollar house at the Tremont theatre, and caused the same to he aiterwarda announoed m glowing capitals, thereby, as Mr. Hackett thinka, Im plying -'vain glory," we beg leave to retract, for Mr. Hackett's word ia sufficient proof to the contrary. [From the same paper.] END or THE OPERA SKA BON. fbid-ay? " norma" and last hct?s or ivo ia di lakxeb nooa. Extensive arrangements for excursion trains reach ing t ven to Worcester, the heart of Maasachusetta, with large delegations from the vicinity of Boston, gave a thooy audience for Grlsl and Mario's last night (n opera at tbe Boston Theatre. The ladies were vastly in the majority, and their brilliant array lighted u j ','oe audits rium In spite of hateful colored ^ 8D. thuslasm came from tbe ;a? f^alization ofLorini's sub stitution for ag Pollione, which feU upon subur ban vlbtcra like a bolt of ice. So long had Lorlni's SUM appeared to the bills and posters, without any sign or evidence of such a person in operatic perform ance, that hope told a flattering tale, which excited de lightful antisipatlons of Mario's sweet yet powerful and most expressive tenor as sure reward for great ex ertion to hear it. Dire was the disappointment to many when I.orini appeared with l'arozzi, and even his ad mirers felt a death to all their hopes in tbe cold inex pressive tones of hia veice, and that severe hoarseness which frequently almost destroyed all control of it. Many feared he would break down and therefore no dis sent or murmer of dissatisfaction followed the slashing cuts made upon Bellini'a music and Romanl's beautiful poetry. Adulgisa's solo and the interview with Pollione closing so admirably to "L'amor suo" died and mide no sign. Grist waa not to per.'ect command of her voice this evening. The effects of recent severe weather could be traced in sharp and thin upper notes; and hoarsene** in lier lowest toce*. Slie did, however, exert her utmost skill in vocalization, and the utmost of that physical energy a cold bad somewhat affected. In "Casta lhva" and the cabaletta, the duets with Adalgisa, the great trio, and throughout tke last scene, this earnest pur pose and careftil performance were so effective of good results, that all cltesrfullv accepted Grisi'a farewell to Noma here aa worthv of her great fame. An uusually large and v*ry beautiful display of flowers, both rich and rare, gay and fragrant, of every hue and In every form, awaited. Giulia Grisi when recalled at the clost of the opera. A superb basket of flowers came irom the Di rector's box, and Thomas Comer, En?j., again became a mei'ium to render floral tributes unto Grisi. He passed up from the orchestra a splendid bower of camelias and other good looking posies, which made Susiui forget he was sn Arch-Druid, aud Norma'* dark eyes flash with pleasurable excitement. After gathering op her spoils of victory. Grisi re-appeared, with hind on heart, to male as she crossed the stage profound and seemii^ly heartfelt acknowledgment for such flattering tokens of public satisfaction. I.orini recovered his voice In tbe second act to far as to make a passable show of the Roman Pro-Consul; hut the coo trait with Bettini or Malta forced itself upon all, and his marked deticleacy in force and warmth surprised not a few. Donovani gained upon the public ear by her part in the duets, snd dusini by unwonted exertions really sustained a good body of tone with regard to purity of mtenation, even to the close. lisrlo's appearance to snact the last scene of "Lucia di Lammermoor," gave signal for applause in reward for noble retrieval to the great scena anil song assigned El vino, of his fiasco asTdreno. The haze and slight veil apparent to Lla admirable, entrancing presentment of Bellini's passion-fraught music, had caused a hoarseness during the Interval of two days, but his skill overmas tered even that obstacle to display of perfection. "Fra poco" and "O bell alma," as he now gave them satisfied the audience that Edgardo bai to Mario a representative worthy of all credence and the world's admiration. In the close Fdgardo's dying spirit seemed to breathe out Its last fond aspiratlcn and waft its expiring sigh from the very soul of tbe singer who personates that true lover so charmingly. On hia recall, a large and very attractive bouquet lnred him across the stage, and gave many many bright eye* another long lingering gaze upon the handsome and positively real Marquis in disguise of a promo tenore. SATIRDAY AFTERNOON? GRA.VD FINALE OF THB ITALIAN OPKRA 8KAPON . Tbe influx of country folk* anxious to bid Grini and Mario a iiwl adieu, nearly tilled Boston 'a great Opera Home this slternoon. " Kemlramide" did not go off witb i e mark able <? clat , aa leu Terra and < uthuiianm ap peared In the fiiat two acta, which are in thia company 'a representation all important to via a general or critic* public. Glial made aeveral fine point*, and diaplayed more facility ot (Mention in "Belrtggio'' than on Monday. The popolar dutt " Giorno d'errore" waa again omitted, despite of all remonstrance*. but Grial iuiit?l upon Donovan! coming out at the ckite of the opera, when aha assisted in gatLerin|r a harvest of flowers strewn at Peieiiamlde'a feet. Tbe orchestra played better than la "1 a fonnambiila." though aot quite np to the mark, and iequiring Arditi'a most vehement thumpa occa sionally. Both the military band an 1 cborua were care left In the two last acta, thug losing much of the credit accniicd on Monday. Signer Fabricator* waa the, vie* Mario re signed, and made even less of tbat king than hit prcde ceesi r. Alter Oriel had been duly hoaored, Mr. Ha<*ett, who appeared with her, stepped forward and said be waa desired by (J rial and Mario to acknowledge the kind re ception ?nd marked favor bestowed upon them here, and to declare, in their name, the Bo?ton theatre un<>ur E Breed by any In wblcli.they had performed in cither c m rph>re. lie went on to confess a "m ire than satis factory" result for his enterprise, notwilhatandlog the grrfct financial revulsion whkh appeared soon after the engagement with Gilai and Mario was made. TkU biUa I bsd been promptly mart, and ne artlit* ever had be n obliged to wait for their money. (Here a femtle voice ! rung out, loud and clear, from behind the curtain. I '?Hat's true.'' A roar of laughter followed and H*ckett lemroed.) "Bfgnorinl tonovanl aaya lhat'a 'rue." Be continued with commendation of tbe theatre, ita lesaee ' aid all conccrned, then referred to bi* former suocesst* . here and especially to h'.a bringing out the Viennese (hildren and making a good deal "of money therefrom. ' lie wound up in the worda of a dist nguisbed dip! tiat, by renewing to his audience and Hoaton generally 11* tea rante o( his mcxt distinguished consideration. > Mr HarVett was evidently elated by financial sncceta lure, and tbe eclat derived from the Introdnction of Grlsi and Mario to New Knglanl. yailo then appeared in the last s-ene of ' Lucia di I smmermoor," winning all judg menu and fascinating bis wl.ole public by the stvle in which a measurably re- i stored voire pel mitted hm to portray Edgardo's tgony of nareublted love rnd dying lament tor that loved one departed 'Ihe eoul and express on depicted in every tone of "O bell' alma" moved tbe audience deeply. V. hen tha curtain fell no one, wra think, dissented from In- ptsUe, or denied bim to lie the (reiteat dramatic tenor living. He terminated a grand opera sea a in glori ously. and will ever be remembered aa the moat ex pressive finger Beaton liaa ever witnessed. Maine Insane Hospital. On tha SOth November, 1863, there were 110 patleata; admitted daring tbe year, 110; of whom 67 were malea sad M females ? making 220 under treatment, lift malea ' and 111 ft malea- Of these there have beea diechargml ' 114, received 40, Improved It; unimproved 18; and 32 have died? 16 males and 16 females. The large propor tion of deatlis was caused by an epidemic dysentery, which broke oat in Angaat and eon tinned for three months? affecting, more or lea*, nearly all the peraona In the inatitatiaa, including both the superintendent aud 1 the steward. Sixteen of the paUenta and one atteadaat died of thiatoldemic. Daring the sloknees of the auner intern* ent, who ia alio the physician, n-OeMrnoi Hub bard attended daily upon the siok, In hi* medloal eapac- i ity, for more than fonr weak*. Tbe average aumber of paUenta in the hospital for the pact year baa been 120? larger than in any former year | ? xcejt I860, the year prior to tha fire. Of thoee admitted during the rear, 27 anen and 39 wo men are mar > led; 26 men and 12 woaaen aingle; I widow* j and 6 widower*. Among tha caaaes of inaanlty 22 are , put <*own to ill health, 10 to intemperaaee, H to over exertion, 2 to raMgiaa* excitement, \ to being struck by lightning. Mneetbe hoapttal waa epeaed. in 1841, there have Wen 1,4M ataicafoea. of whose 1,816 have been ?liachar?*1? recovered tVO, improved 200, died 176. There are am feeslgaen and naa-MawaU aow in the insti te lle*, whaea axpeaaee are paid by tha Mat*: and eeveral other fere gnere, wboee expepiee wUl, ia the end, aome fr< m tie Mate ? 'InttOB of Cabs fifnta Debate In ?v Spaalafc Cortea. A garbled n4 very meagre account of the debate otV, the 18th December in the Spanish Cortes, oa the subject W of tit* proposed purchase by the Uaited 8tatea, of tb* Island of Cub*, baring made ita way lato tba ? '-at pa pen, ?? bate tboaght it worth white to make a traas lation from the Madrid journate of all Ua iiaportaat point a. The dabata to om of part intareet, aad shows I m tba flaee of it that it originated ta aa anti-slavery [ ?iniMMart. English influence being at the botto^ of tt. la order ta reader ita aeaae clearer, we kw> interpo lated a fow ezplanatorj notes in tba text, and ambjoined a couple of aztracta from aucceeding debate#. fUKHIOM Of THE COMM. 10TB maPBXBBR. El So*. Lrauoa, Miniater of Foreign Betottena i Maria tegul has acknowledged, aa the/Cortes have doubt la ta, alao, the duty oa the part af the government to b? sit?melv cautious Tba laity can only ufj te MW t mind of Senor Mariategni, aad alao of J* our colonial posaesatons, that taerttthd Iatoad of 0? ii tantamount to aelling the haaor of the CvU* .KjJ ("Wen, well.) With regard tott?ra?t,I will I eegrt the government will alwaya endeavor to eecure ita n? manifesting the respect due to all other oountrterwK.^ erer may oa the form af their government. Bf this meant it will hare the right of aecurtng Ita Indepen dence, never giving up that which it jieaeeeasi, to strictly watch over and preaerve the dimity of tho counter, in order to guard the Integrity of the soil Xaaqcn d? Aliiauu? I agree with Senor Martetegi m that there never ha* aziated in Spain any om who b had it in contemplation to toll, atUl leu to give aw? the laland of Ouba. Thia may be an opinion; bnt wi -? due regard to truth I mutt say that, however great fc corruption that may have azlatei amongst u?, of tale of the bland of Cuba no one haa had the courage to think . There I* a party in America who deaire It. bat it la not the party which deairea true liberty; it ta, oa the contrary, that which advooates slavery in ita owa country. And what la the policy which Spain ahould adopt to counterbalance that opinion? That which waa adopted by t ranee and England ? the abolition of sla very. On thia aubject I ahall offer a bill which, al though it may not obtain a majority, will be? like all thoughts which ? lowly work their way ? productive of useful reaulta. In other reapecta, I will aay that the St eminent at Washington haa proclaimed before a world that it to disposed to favor the de mocracy of Europe. Naturally ail have desired to aee what waa meant by thia promised support ; and the reeult haa bean that the United States have dona nothing in favor of the democracy of Italy, of Hun gary, or aay otbar conntry. I declare, therefore, from thia spot, that the democracy of Europe, without any ezeeptlon, baa nothing to thaak the Union for, uateea It ' be an occasional speech, the uaeleasneaa of which tba Cortes ean appreciate. Senor Lvzak, Minister of the Interior, warned tha Marquis da Albaida agalnat an Inconsiderate approach to emancipation, avowing hia own wishes for the liberation of tbe human race. Senor Fzzjoo d* Soto Ha yob referred to the patriotism of the inhabitants of Cuba, in these words:? whenever the question to be decided la whether the island a ill cease to be Spanish, wa shall ceaae to be men. The coiA try will itaelf disappear, and will be reduced, not ta a St. Domingo, but to a aecond Troy. I do not aay a imply the United States, but even a more mighty nation, will lack the power to snatch the Island of Cuba from us, if tha Spanish government acta aa it ourht, ,n alnceTlie Unite whan w? controlled ^ naif 0f the world, and ours waa tha first matiUaai nation of tha globe, wa have experienced seve ral attack a on tbe part of England, and they ware all neutralized by the valor and high aenae of honor of the Spaniards We poaseaa? and I aaaert it far tha satisfac tion of all? meana mora than aufflLolent to fling ia tho face of the Northern Republic the gauntlet that aha may one day be insane enough to present to us. Aad it is aa juit to offer the homage due to the preceding cabinets, for their patriotic course in respect to other nations, aa it was due to Mina, fighting in tha mountains of Na varre. [This allusion from a person who had advocated an] been the agent of tba apprentice system, in Cuba Is an important sanction of tha change in the condition of la bor.] But, since a bill is announced to asauia the future tranquillity of the Island, I reserve the <-xplanatioa of my views for the day wben it la presented. To day I can only tell tbe Marquis de Albaida that since tbe philan thropic act of the English aad French, I viilted Jamaica and other English inlands, in search of tbe civilization which was to follow freedom, and I found only pauper ism. vagrancy, and barbarity ; the white rase either emi grating or humbling itaelf, and the black more unhappy: or at leait not so bapp.v aa when enslaved. [In order to explain the viawa of Senor Feejoo de Soto, Mayor, we must hear In mind that he was the promoter of African apprenticeship? and that he declared in tho Etperanxa of Madrid tbat the African laborers ahould bo held under personal subjection during the'r sojourn ia Cuba, after which they should be returned to Africa.} La Sacra? I thill b? very brief. It has been said, with reference to the object of tiie United States In the annex ation of Cab*, that It wai only advocated by the South ern htates. I believe th e to be an error, anil that betides ttls tendency, which ii local, based on tha preponde rance of slave States at Washington, there ia another of a general character, which ia the advantage for the stales of the Union of taking possession of the Inland of Cuba, easily understood by limply looking at the nay. Ah 'o tha means of defence against the attack from that powerful republic, wretched will be the deitlny of that province when it propoaei no other means of repelling aggression than arnitd force. The mrana of sueeaesful defence are to be found in the prudence of Its inhabi tant!, in the Spaniah government, which ran do a great deal for them, and la thia amenably, which can do mora to enaure the tranquillity of Cuba, ean reaiit all tendency toward! Invasion, and deprive the American confederacy c f all hope of taking poaieulon of tbe island, in the great work of aecuriag the inland of Cuba on other baaee than thoie of beyoneti and cannoni, we may utilise soma of the suggestions of tlie Marquis de Albaida. Mot that I ap Frove tbe meaiure in ita general terms; on the contrary, would requeit tbe Marqaia to eonaider that the meane of moral defence and the praiervation of Cuba are da. pendent on a plan wiaely concerted, of which the tutu* of the colored race farm! a part, for the latter will be freed looner or later without tbe necoiaity of proclaim ing their emancipation, and of which plan tbe chaaga of slave into free labor ii alio a condition. To thaae fea tures are to be added the increaae of the white popula tion ? a new admlaiatratlve system, and other great reform!. As 'tbese are all ehangee whljh it will take time to mature, it would be dangeroua to anticipate them in the form of a bill, which we are unable to dleeuM without embarrassing them with a number of additional prc.vit.Iona which It would be unadviiable to bring for forward at the present moment. The following resolution was then pre ten ted: ? We call upon the Cortea to declare that it baa heard with pleasure the rxplanatiom given by the government regarding the preservation of the Inland of Cuba. Senot Olizaga closed the debate. He said that ilnea tha word "tale" had been applied to Cuba, it was important that tbe patriotic anawvr of the Minister of State (herald be supported by the Cortea, ao that thoie Intereeted la the exigence of a doubt abould be foiled. He would not have the word* of the Marquia de Albaida, patriotic and philanthropic aa thev were, misinterpreted. Tha Mar quis desires the ? belli Ion of slavery: and who, with a feeling heart, doea not desire it f Who would not wieh, If it were possible, to secure the equality of tha raoee, 10 tlat there should tot exist, to the ahame of hu manity , men tlavta of ether men? But the abolition of alavery In connect ten wilh the preservation of Caba, may t>e misrepresented. Ha truated that the element* lu eY'tf nee will be aufPcient to secure the possession of Cuba; but they should not trust alone to materia) mean! of defence. They should endeavor to attract tha good will of those Islander*, conceding sdvaattgaa to then;, and according to their enlightened men soma share in the local administration, in order that tha lat ter might feel that they had acquired a country, and wftb it ties cf lore and attachment to the parent soil. ADDITIONAL N0TI8. [Extract from tha Ministerial Programme in the seaaiea of Dec. 1#.] Tux Ministcr or Formux A ft airs? A single phrase will be sufficient to give an idea of the colonial system of tbe government in its relatione with tbe provinces beyond the seas. It< a) stem la to maintain those pro vipcta united with tboae of the peninaula in all tha ad vantages of civilisation; protecting their c'vil liberty, taking away from them the spectacle of immorality, ana abolishing tl at leprous evil which ii one of tha princi pal cautei of the injury occasioned to our authority in t? ose countries. Our system is, laitly, to govern tbo-a inhabitant! aa brothers. r XT* ACT FROM OBI. BAM lllOCEL'S RT*Ed?l The following are tbe remarks of the distinguiehM Evaritto Pan Miguel, In support of the Army bill, o* the 'i3d of Itocember ? It ie Imperatively necessary to support aa army la Cuba and ano'her la the rhilHplae isles, for the of ficinal rrotectlon of those rich colonies? colonies suck as no other country possesses. The proof or their vata* lies in tbe fact that England wlahee to eell hers, white we neither can ncr do we wish to dispose of onra, be cause they furnish us with Immense resources, aad con tribute to our proeperity aad wealth. Piatu of a lfi?E&ABi-a Max? H?nrr Mlnder brook, of German extraction, was found dead in hi* bed st Xo. 179 Elm s'reet, on Sunday. Coroner B-<raempan rrl'ed a jury of inquiry, before whom It waa ascertained bat deceased's wife died last September, leaving him wo children, boys, aged two aad four yean; that soon after his neighbor* caused hfa arrest, at he threateaad o take hla life. O nslderable sympathy was created for his children, and the boys were placed la tke Orphan Asylum. 1h* dec* iced kept house alone, pleaded po verty s t d siked charity from oitlMns, sad or -aMonalty made tin limps, repaired tia ware kc. He woaM fre quently get drurk and remain la bad for forty-etght hours. Saturday night a lad named Frederick Toenail went to bis bouse far the purpose of shaving Mm, bat was told to call at two o'clock the nest day. He want, when he found the man cold and 'stiff ia ceath. Threw other families, all Germaas.ltve la the house, but It aa Cars none were aware of his having died. Tha night fore his death M. gave the wife of oaa of tbe Uermaas a sovereign to buy llm some figs with. This she did, snd returned hi* the charge In his room there war* three chests, containing clothing and other articles, t. pon examining one of Them a bos was found. contain ing sis gold finger rings, two pair of ear- rings, one breast pin, ene brooch and chain, aad a belt nealalalag Hfty two sovereigns, eight guilders, one gin gold pieoe, anu some small change, amounting la all ?i $3*T ?. Coroner Bora bee taken charge of hie effects. Tha far nlture conslafM of owe ebalr. a small taMa aad a broken furnace. The man who would permit his offspring ta become a county charge, that be might glat hla apaettta fer rum, desarvss the fata af this man ? Atbant Arat, /?. 1?. AsjOFBKimT or rn? Norm Cawlina LMfl UTttt-l resolution has bee* pained by bat* baaeae of the North Carolina Isgtalature U jours a* tha 14th inet , <ta day.)

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