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erence to the location of the Institution, the glad by your coming, stay not so long as to make them Trustees say:
still more glad by your going away.
" In time long past the lord of a manor upon one of “Grant that Chicago is a thousand miles from the the banks of the Hudson is said to have had a way of Atlantic coast, and in the heart of a comparatively new his own to clear bis house of visitors. When bis tencountry. Is it not also a thousand miles from the ants, to whom he was affable and courteous, seomed Western border of a tributary American population disposed to prolong the visits which they now and then In short, throwing out of view the regions south of made him, he dropped the Dutch tongue, and began the Ohio River and west of the Rocky Mountains, to speak to them in English: whereupon, the honest also Now England, already provided with an excellent | Dutchmen, understanding the signal, hied away. Institution of this class, is it not in the very heart and * But the sage counsel, Bs Suort, app ies not to center of onr country, and especially of the Methodist visitors alone. It might be made of like precious use Episcopal Church? Already the center of the popu- to authors and public speakers, who too often lack one lation of the United States is as far west as Ohio, and yaluable kind of knowledge, namely, that of discernits continued westward movement is fast bringing it ing when to have done.' to the parallel of Lake Michigan. Every year sends *Tediousness,' as a writer of eminent abilities obbeyond Chicago a population sufficient to form one or serves, is the fault that most generally displeases; since more new states, and promising not only to fill the it is a fault that is felt by all, and by all equally. You states and territories already organized, but to organ- may offend your reader or hearer in one respect, and ize and populate a dozen more within the next quarter please him in another; but if you tire bim out by your of a century."
tediousness you give him unmingled disgust.'
"A book can do but little good if it be but little The faculty of the Institution are, at present, read; a destiny that befalls almost every book that is Dr. Dempster, professor of Systematic Theology; found to be unnecessarily prolix and bulky. This was Dr. Kidder, professor of Practical Theology; Dr. the error of a former age. The niassy Polios of the
last century but one, folios written by men of great Bannister, professor of Greek, and Hebrew, and
talents and astonishing learning, bave lain as lumber Sacred Literature ; and Rev. J. K. Johnston, and been confined to the shelves of the curious, for no principal of the preparatory department. The
other reason than because every thread has been spun faculty will be strengthened as the demands highly respected authors learned to be short, or given
out to the greatest possible length. Whereas, had the of the institution require; and in the meantime, heed to the art of compressing their thoughts, they young men who may be called by the great never would have wanted readers. Head of the Church to the holy work of the yond what need requires, from a mistaken ambition
“Writers sometimes eke out their subject far beministry, are cordially invited, from all parts of making a great book. But readers of the present of the land, to avail themselves of its advan- age generally lean to the sentiment in the old Greek tages, and we are assured that, while it will be proverb, A great book is a great evil. It fright
ens them; they will scarcely open it, and much less the aim of the trustees and faculty to maintain
set themselves to the task of reading it throughout. the institution upon a connectional basis, they “Thus, in this respect, it is with books as with monwill avoid whatever could tend to invest it with ey. As small change, in quick and constant circulaa sectional character. With all the colleges, hoarded up, so a small book that has a great many read
tion, does more good than ingots of gold and silver seminaries, and academies of the Church, to
ers is, is truly a good one, of mucb more benefit than a gether with the preachers, and the several volume of enormous bulk, which for that single reason annual conferences, they will seek to maintain
is scarcely read at all. Nay, I will even venture to the most cordial relations, and they will wel. / and read with much less delight, were it one and indi
affirm, that the Bible itself would be much less read, come with equal joy students from all parts of visible. But the Bible, though bound together in one the Church.
volume, is not a single book, but a colection of sixtyeight different books, all penned with brevity, as well
As with iniinitable simplicity; and arresting the attenWe have omitted to notice a book that has
tion, alike by the weight of their matter and their enbeen a long time on our table. It is entitled, gagingness of manner. The Brief Remarker on the Ways of Man, by be short, is a monitory saying of the son of Sirach,
"Spreuk, young mun, if there he need of ther, but Ezra Sampson. It is a series of short essays, which, iogether with the two following short sayings plain, pointed, and for the most part practical, of tha eminent sage, Learn before thou speak, We on a great variety of topics relating to domestic may speak much and yet come short, composes a affairs and the economy of human life. There very good recipe for young men to carry about, and
make use of as occasion may require. are more than a hundred essays within the "Speeches in the forum, pleas at the bar, and even space of less than five hundred pages in the sermons, when they are of immoderate length, seldom clear open type of the Appletons.
As a speci.
fail to be tiresome. So that public speakers consult
their own credit as little as they do the feelings of men of the author's style and general drift, we their bearers, when they are inore solicitous to say copy his brief essay "On Brevit.y :"
much, than that everything they do say should be to
the purpose. "Dr. Cotton Mather, of venerated memory, in or- " Whether in visits, in public speaking, or in comder to escape the calamity of tedious visits, wrote over mon conversation, all can discern and reprobate the the door of his study, in large letters, BE SHORT. A
fault of tediousness as respects others; and yet very pithy, sentence in truth, it is, and well worthy of re- few are fully aware of it is respects themselves. membrance in a great many more cases than I can Their own company is, forsooth, so delightful, that now enumerate.
their visits can never tire; they themselves speak so "The interchange of friendly visits is one of the well that nobody can wish then to have done; they most precious sweets of life. But then it must not be talk so charmingly that their own loquaciousness aloverdone; else it becomes irksome and disgusting. Ways gives entertaininent rather than disgust. Hence, in the book of the Wise Man we meet with the Thus it is that some men, otherwise of good sense, following wholesome counsel: Withdraw thy foot unconsciously give pain by their prolixity, though, in from thy neighbor's house, lest he be weary of thee.' regard to the prolixity of any body but themselves, Now the necessary discipline of the foot, which is their taste is delicate even to squeamishness." here inculcated, is, if I may presume to comment, of the following import: Beware of spinning out your friendly visits beyond due length. Retire, if you per. The American Bible Union, as our friends of ceive any necessary business which your stay might the Baptist persuasion call themselves, are still interrupt; retire, ere the family, after an hour's yawn. ing, begin to steal off one by one to bed; retire, ere
at work in translating the New Testament. plain symptoms of weariness appear in the counte- The Epistle to the Hebreros has just made its apnance of the little circle you are visiting ; retire, ere, in some indescribable manner or other, it be mani
pearance. It is remarkable, mainly, for the fested that your room would be more welcome than substitution of " immersions” for baptisms in your company. When you have made your friends chapter vi, 2, for washings in ix, 10, and for
a few other alterations, most of which, so far and "Shirley.” It exhibits, however, many of as we are capable of judging, are not improve- Miss Bronte's peculiarities, and will be prized ments. In chapter i, 3, instead of “the ex by her admirers. press image of his person,” the new translators give us “the exact image of Him,” which The Romany Rye ; a Sequel to L'Arengro, by strikes us as tame, and as not conveying the George Borrow, author of the Bible in Spain, whole meaning of the original. In the same etc. (Harpers.) Mr. Borrow is satirical, quiz chapter, verse 14, the word “ aid" is far less ex zical, and occasionally, to us at least, unintel. pressive than “minister for,” as we have it in ligible in his allusions. He is withal witty ihe old-fashioned Bibles. The apostle's well and facetious, and his book has some very telling known definition of faith, in chapter xi, 1, is points relative to the abominations of the Rothus rendered in the new version : "Now faith mish Church, interspersed with vivid delineis confidence as to things hoped for, conviction ations of character and interesting narrative. as to things not seen." On the whole, the alterations in the new version are not so numer By the politeness of D. T. VALENTINE, Esq., ous as might have been expected, although clerk to the Common Council of this city, we quite sufficient to prevent it from ever becom- have a copy of the Manual of the Corporation ing popular with any large body of Christians. for the year 1857. It was prepared by Mr.
Valentine, and contains a large amount of inUnder the general title of Virginia Illustrated, teresting statistics relative to the government, the Messrs. Harper have published a series of expenditures, public officers, charitable and articles which appeared originally in their humane institutions, together with lists of all monthly magazine. The sketches are written who hold offices under the city government, in a lively style, and the wood engravings, which their salaries and duties, and other matters of are numerous, appear to much better advan interest to the general reader. tage than they did when originally published.
We shall do a favor to some of our readers, The Professor, a Tale by Currer Bell, the nom perhaps, by informing them that Fowler & de plume of CharLOTTE BRONTE, has been re Wells, of this city, have issued a little pamprinted from the English copy by the Harpers. phlet entitled, How to get a Patent, containing It is a simple story with little of stirring inci full instructions to inventors and a synopsis dent or striking character. Written some of the Patent Laws of the United States. There nine or ten years ago, the fair author applied is a great deal more mystery about the busiin vain to several publishers. We do not won ness than we had supposed, and inventors who der that it was declined, nor, in all probability, have not gone through the process will find would it have ever seen the light but for the information like that contained in this pamphreputation afterward acquired by “ Jane Eyre” | let very important, if not indispensable.
The farm and the flower-Garden.
Sowing Wheat, — This is a very important | most common and probably the best is a strong season for the farmer, and he will be busy | brine. After the wheat has lain in this some making preparations for sowing his wheat. It twenty-four hours it is drained, and fresh lime is the result of general experience, that early mixed with it, at the rate of two or three sowu wheat is not so apt to be winter killed as quarts to the bushel, or as much as will absorb that which is sown late; the sowing should
the moisture. The seed ought to be very carenot be delayed beyond the middle of the month. | fully selected, and all small and imperfect Many fail in a thorough preparation of the grains rejected. Much of success will depend soil. If sod, it should be well turned over, and upon the purity of the seed. harrowed two or three times. The seed is generally sown too shallow, and much of it A Plea for the Birde.—An exchange has the consequently thrown out by winter frosts. following: After having cross plowed the ground, sow the “A farmer, near Binghamton, N. Y., last year, in seed in the furrow, and harrow it in with a order to convince a neighbor of the usefulness of birds, heavy harrow. This will set the seed deep; and found in it two hundred weevils and but four
shot a yellow-bird in his wheat field, opened its crop, and though it will not come up so quick, it grains of wheat, and in these four grains the weevils will take a firmer hold of the ground, and be
had burrowed !" less liable to be thrown out. No doubt more This speaks for itself; but so important do wheat can be grown on a given surface where we deem the subject to the farmer, that we it is drilled in; but this requires the use of would add something to it. There are some expensive machinery, which, however, thus far, who still assert that birds do not destroy in. has not met with much favor among our farm-sects, and there are many, very many, who act
Wheat, before being planted, is usually as if they really believed it. Facts like that washed or steeped, chiefly with a view to pre- above quoted are known to most close observers, vent smut. A great many preparations have and need be unknown to none. It is well known been recommended for this purpose, but the that the trees in all our cities, but more especi
ally the larger ones, are every summer nearly planted inside ; and as the mode of planting destroyed by worms; and it can scarcely have the vines has a peculiar bearing on some very escaped observation that the same kinds of popular theories, we feel no little interest in trees in the country are almost untouched. the experiment; thus far it has been entirely Now why is this? Chiefly because of the ab satisfactory. Another noticeable thing was the sence of birds in the one case, and their pres- entire absence of mildew, red spider, and inence in the other. The birds, in fact, are sects of all kinds, as well as dead dogs and among the farmer's best friends; and yet we horses; how far the one was owing to the often see them destroyed in the most wanton other we are not just now prepared to say. As and cruel manner. It is said, in defense, that Mr. Crane has struck out boldly into a new they destroy fruit, pull up corn, etc. Suppose course, we cannot but wish him such a measthey do to a limited extent, are not their sery ure of success as should reward the labors of an ices in the destruction of insects of incalculably enthusiastic amateur; for his success cannot more value than the fruit they consume? They be otherwise than a benefit to the community. are your workmen in an important sense, and we wish other wealthy amateurs would follow “the laborer is worthy of his hire.” Spare, his example, and devote a portion of their then, the birds, and let there be an end of the means and personal attention to experiments wanton barbarity of boys (even of a larger calculated to throw light on the mysterious growth) destroying these innocent songsters of operations of vegetable growth. the homestead and the woods.
The subject reminds us that we have seen a Summer and Fall Pears.-We purpose soon statement in a foreign periodical, that many giving an article on the best mode of keeping gardeners rear bantams especially for the de- pears during the winter. At present we would struction of worms and insects in the garden. make a few suggestions in regard to ripening They are furnished with stockings to prevent summer and fall pears : we know that a great them from scratching, and are thus made very deal of misapprehension exists on this subject. useful members of the horticultural profession. We have seen some of the most delicious pears
put in the stew-pan, simply from want of knowlA Good Improvement for the Grapery. — We edge how to ripen them. Pears ripen better off recently visited the grapery of William W. the tree than on it; we shall not at present stop Crane, Esq., a highly intelligent and successful to inquire why this is so ; that point we shall amateur, and were greatly pleased with a new discuss hereafter ; let it suffice that such is the arrangement for the support of his vines. As fact. Some kinds, however, should be picked the improvement has not been patented, and is sooner than others; Dearborn's Seedling, for valuable to the community, we presume we do instance, will ripen in two or three days, and no wrong in describing it for the benefit of the should be picked just as the color has changed readers of The NATIONAL. The usual support from green to yellow. Madeline and Rostiezer for vines consists in wires run parallel with generally require a little longer to ripen ; and the rafters, where they remain as permanent the Bartlett somewhat longer than either. The fixtures. The new arrangement is a very sim- | last should be picked upon the first appearance ple one, and is made as follows: Eyed screws of change of color, and even before. The Rosare inserted in the rafters eighteen inches tiezer is a dark-colored pear, but the shaded apart; in these eyed screws are placed hooks side is of a dark green, and the fruit should be about six inches long, in the form of an elon- picked as soon as this begins to take on a yelgated S, which support wires about a quarter lowish tinge. It requires a good deal of obof an inch in diameter, or as much heavier as servation and experience to know precisely may be deemed necessary. The wires are thus when to pick the different varieties of pears, placed at right angles with the rafters, instead especially those that ripen in summer and early of being parallel, as in the usual method. The autumn; a mistake can hardly be made in this vines are trained on the upper side of the respect in late fall and winter pears. Those wires. The advantages of this arrangement, not familiar with the ripening period of the among others, are, that the cost is much less different kinds of pears, would do well to make than the common method ; the leader, after be a catalogue of their collections, and in it note ing started right, requires no tying, but pursues the time of ripening of each. This would prea straight course to the top of the house; greater vent the recurrence of many mistakes. When convenience for tying out laterals, sunimer picked, the fruit should be put in a cool, dark pruning, thinning out, etc., and not least, the room, examined from day to day, and the ripe fact that the whole arrangement can be removed specimens removed for use. A pantry or closet in less than ten minutes, a matter of no small will answer the purpose very well; but it is a importance when the house is used for other bad practice to put fruit in a drawer with purposes besides growing grapes, and a great clothes. A little attention to these particulars convenience under any circumstances. On the will insure the ripening of pears in a very satiswhole, the arrangement is the simplest, cheap- factory manner. The pear is one of the most est, and most perfect that we have yet seen. luscious fruits that grows; but comparatively As we are pretty strong advocates for the re- few enjoy it in its delicious ripeness, in consenewal system of growing grapes, we were much quence of not knowing how to mature it. Those pleased to see it so satisfactorily carried out by who read this article will no longer have that Mr. Crane. We not only regard it as the best excuse to make, in itself, but as involving the least trouble of any.
Another peculiarity of this grapery is, Celery.–Our article on this subject was crowdthat the floor of the house is some four feet ed out last month. Our object was to recommend below the level of the ground, the vines being growing it principally in beds, in which man
ner more can be grown on a given surface than the sides of the pot, giving it an occasional jar in trenches, and without the labor of lifting it to settle the earth. The ball of earth must be for preservation during the winter. It is now, no deeper in the large pot than it was in the howerer, too late to plant, and we therefore small one. Give a good watering, and set the give some brief directions in regard to earthing pots where they will get plenty of light and air. or blanching in trenches, the usual mode of They are well calculated to be grown in rooms growing celery. There are two modes of blanch wherever a little sunshine can be had, and we ing: one is to draw the earth up to the plants recommend them to all who have this at comfrom time to time while they are growing; the mand. Annuals grown in this way give a conother is to defer the earthing until the plants stant bloom during the winter months, and are nearly full grown. We prefer the first cheer us with their floral smiles while the winmethod. Success in cultivating celery depends ter winds are careering over the bleak and barmostly on ipducing a rapid growth; and to in ren fields. sure this, an abundant supply of manure and frequent stirring of the soil are indispensable. Watering with liquid manure is very beneficial.
THE WORLD AT LARGE. The hoe should be used as soon as the plants
A map of brsy life, have fairly began to grow, and the ground kept Ita fluctuntions and its vast concerns.-CowPER. loose and free from weeds. The plants will be greatly benefited by stirring the soil immedi RELIGIOUS AND ECCLESIASTICAL. ately after a rain. As soon as rapid growth
The Mormon missionaries, recently sent out from has become established, or when the plants are
Utah to England, Italy, Denmark, and other countries, about a foot high, the process of earthing may passed through New York city and stayed some days. be begun. As the leaves and stalks grow in a
A meeting of “Saints" welcomed them. The misspreading manner, it is necessary, in the first
sionaries appeared to be plain, illiterate men, and in
dulged in much invective against the United States, place, to collect the stalks in one hand, and
grounded on the expectation that the government with the other draw up some earth and press contemplated taking the administration of the affairs it against the plant just hard enough to keep of the territory more directly into its own hands, and the stalks together,
removing Brigham Young from the gubernatoriul The hoe may then be used
office. The literary tastes and attainments of these to complete the process, but the crown or heart emissaries of fanaticism may be judged of by the dog. of the plant must not be covered until the gerel rhymes, in the singing of wbich they seemed to blanching is finished late in the fall. The
take great delight. The following lines and chorus are
rather a favorable specimen than otherwise of these earthing must be repeated from time to time as “spiritual songs :" the plants progress in growth, and it should be
"We'll thank the day when we was called done during dry weather, since, if the earth is
Our hand-carts with to go. wet, the celery is apt to become "rusted." In our
Then cheer up, ye elders,
We to the world will show next number we shall give directions as to the
That Israel must be gathered soon,
And oxen are too slow." best mode of keeping celery during the winter.
The hymn from which these lines are taken was writVegetables.--Lettuce, radishes, spinach, bush
ten to be sung in crossing the plains.
The receipts of the Presbyterian Board of Missions beans, etc., may still be planted for fall use.
for the fiscal year ending June 1, 1857, were $207,459 Spinach may be planted at intervals for 'several 33, and the expenditures $218.520 17, leaving the treasweeks.
ury $11,030 84 in debt. The Board sent out dnring the year six missionaries to China, two to Northern
India one to Western Africa, and to various Indian Winter-florering Annuals. There are a num missions, twenty-one. In Northern India the Board ber of very pretty annuals that will flower well | bave 294 church members and 3,555 children in their
schools. during the winter, and now is the time to sow
The next general meeting of the Evangelical Alliance the seed. Among the best may be named Sweet is appointed to be held in Berlin, commencing on the Alyssum, Mignonnette, Clarkia nereifolia, Lo- 9th of September, and continuing in session ten days. belia gracilis, Nemophila, Schizanthus, and
An informal meeting of clerical and lay members of
the Alliance was held on the 12th of June, in the palIberis umbellata. At this season of the year ace of the Archbishop of Canterbury, to hear the rethe seed should be sown in pots, in a light rich port of a committee who had visited Berlin on the mold, and carefully and regularly watered. The subject. The king, who expressed his warm admirapots may be plunged in the ground, which will
tion of the principles and objects of the Alliance, grant
ed the use of one of the principal churches in the city, prevent the soil from drying off too rapidly. As and was disposed to give the meeting his countenance soon as the plants have got out of the seed leaf and help. The committee reported, however, that it they should be potted off. This is done by in
would be necessary to conduct their discussions with
great wisdom, avoiding all doctrinal topics, and even verting the pot, and knocking gently on the
in the matter of religious liberty, asserting only genedge, when the ball of earth will come out en eral principles, and leaving their application to a select tire. By gently pressing the ball of earth it committee. The hundredlth psalm was to be prepared will break up, and the plants may be readily and tune, so that all might unite in singing it, each in
in English, French, and German, in the same meter separated. These should be put in small sized his own tongue. pots, the Clarkia, Schizanthus, and Iberis al The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in ways singly; but the others may be planted anniversary in St. Paul's Cathedral on the 15th of
Foreign Parts held its one hundred and fifty-sixth singly or three or four together. As soon as the June last. The society is connected with the small pots become filled with roots, a shift Church of England.
The Benedictine Order should be made to a five or six inch pot. This
of Monks are about to erect & monastery at Bel
mont, near the city of Hereford, England, on a scale is done by turning out the ball of earth as be
unknown in that country since the Reformation. fore. ' Have ready some good rich mold and Tenders for the work have already been advertised some potsherds. Cover the hole in the bottom
The Rev. William Arthur returned to Lon. of the pot, put in some mold, then the ball of
don about the middle of June, from bis Eastern tour.
His health, though improved, was not satisfactory to earth containing the plant, and fill in around his friends. ... There had been some discussion
for. . :
among the Wesleyans of England touching the preva- Mrs. Nobles, carried off at the same time, sank under lent practice of " lining" the hymns in public worship. the brutal treatment to which all three were subThe matter, bowever, seems to have been set at rest jected. . . . A series of test experiments by so-calle! by a quotation from the “ Minutes of Conference" for spiritual mediums, in competition for tho sum of 1844, in which year that body fully committed itself to $500, at Boston in the latter part of June, proved a the present custom, and expressed its "serious disap- complete failure. Dr. Gardner undertook the exhiproval" of an innovation that had then been attempted, bition, and the cornmittee of award were Benjamin only to the limited extent of “reading and singing a Pierce, Louis Agassiz, B. A. Gould, Jr., and E. N. whole verse of the hymn at once." According to Borsford. They unanimously report that no one conthe Minutes of the Wesleyan Conference of South dition of the challenge was performed. Australia, just published, that Conference bas 21,247 A recent report shows that upward of twelve millions members under its care, with 2,585 persons on trial. of bushels of salt are annually manufactured in the There are eighty preachers in full standing, and forty United States. Now York supplies 6,000,000; Virginia on probation. The Wesleyan Church is gaining 3,500,000; Ohio 1,000,000, and eight other states the ground in France. The Conference is to be held at residue. The Onondaga Solar Works use 2,000,000 galLausanne this year. There will be a large increase of lons of brine daily for six months in the year, and someChurch members, and several new stations, among times 3,000,000 per day. About fifteen million bashels them Marseilles, will be recoinmended to conference. of salt are annually imported. The foreign salt is With one exception the places of Worship have pre- used almost exclusively for culinary and dairy pursectorial authorization. . . The lion, and Rev. J. T. poses. The annual consumption of salt for all purposes Pelham, formerly rector of Marylebone, London, and in the United States is on the scale of sixty pounds to lately elected to the bishopric of Norwich, was pub- each individual; in Great Britain twenty-five pounds, licly consecrated in June last. He is a young man of and in France twenty-one and a half pounds. Taking much piety, zeal, and talent. . The Sunday even- Onondaga rates as the standard, the price of salt has grading preaching in Exeter Hall, London, by ministers ually advanced from seventy cents per barrel in 1819 of Church of England, has proved eininently at- to $1 40 in 1856. . . . In the years 1856-57 the United tractive and beneficial to the class of persons on whose States Assistant Treasurer at Boston paid $355,746 for behalf it was commenced. It is denounced by the fishing bounties, of which Massachusetts received High Church party, and is sustained by the Arch- $192,931, and Maine $161,977. . . . On the 4th of July bishop of Canterbury, and the Bishops of London, navigation was formally opened between Lake Eric Norwich, and Ripon. . . The annual session of the and Niagara Falls by the Great Hydraulic Canal. British Wesleyan Conference is held at Liverpool, the Three steamers, the Signet, Swallow, and Alliance, sittings commencing on the last Wednesday in July. freighted with passengers, descended the river amid The stationing and other committees, in accordance triumpbal rejoicings. . The late George Hays, Esq., with custom, met a week earlier.
of Philadelphia, left a large portion of his wealth for The executive committee of the British and founding of a Home for disabled, aged, and intirin Foreign Bible Society have at length decided to American mechanics. . . Mr. Russell, the well-known open the annual and all other meetings of the society Crimean correspondent of the London Times, Samuel with prayer. The resolution, however, before it can Lover, and 8. C. Hall, will, it is said, visit the United be acted upon, must be concurred in by the society at States during the fall or winter... The Hon. Wilits annual meeting in May. The Irish Wesleyan liam Larned Marcy, Secretary of State during PresiConference was opened on the 25th of June, when dent Pierce's administration, and for three successive Rev. Bishop Simpson and Rev. Dr. M'Clintock were terms Governor of the State of New York, was found introduced to the Conference by the Rev. Dr. Hannah. dead in his room at Ballston, on the forenoon of the Bishop Simpson presented the address of the General 4th of July. He had entered it in apparently his usual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he health about half an hour before. Disease of the heart and Dr. M'Clintock delivered addresses. They were was supposed to be the cause of his death. His funeral very kindly and warmly received, and by acclamation took place at Albany on the 8th of July. Mr. Marcy the Conference requested the deputation to repeat was in his seventy-sixth year. . . . Much of the immitheir remarks at a public meeting on the following gration to our Western States from Europe now comes Monday morning. . : . The general secretaries of the by way of Canada A recent return made by the English Wesleyan Missionary Society have found it emigration Agent at Hamilton, Canada West, shows nocessary to publish an appeal to ministers to offer that of 9,414 immigrants who arrived there in June of themselves for the mission work, so many mission the present year, only 2,193 remained in the province, stations being unsupplied. At the late Confer. the remaining passing into the United States. ence of the Methodist New Connection, held at Not- 12,568 who arrived from January 1 to May 31, only tingham, England, there was reported an increase of 857 remained in Canada. ... On the 14th of July, the 1,047 church members, with 2,004 on trial. At nearly central building of the State Lunatic Asylum at 'Utica the same time the Primitive Methodists held their was totally destroyed by fire. The institution conConference at Cambridge. They report 110,683 tained four hundred and seventy patients at the time, ohurch members, and 598 traveling and 10,205 local who all escaped, and were mustered under guards in a proachers.
neighboring grore. None escaped, nor were any hurt.
Dr. L. F. Rose of Utica, who was very active in renPOLITICAL AND GENERAL.
dering aid, was so much burned that he died from his
injuries. The wings of the building were saved, where On the second of July the Court of Appeals of the
the patients were afterward reassembled. The fire State of New York decided (Judges Comstock and
commenced at eight o'clock in the morning. ... At Brown dissenting) that the Metropolitan Police Bill,
the state election in California, to be held in September, passed by the last Legislature, is constitutional, and
a direct popular vote will be taken on the question of therefore valid. On the following day the Mayors of
paying or repudiating the state debt. The California New York and Brooklyn withdrew their opposition to
papers generally express the belief that the debt will the bill, the former disbanding the municipal police,
be endorsed by the people. ... The New Granadian and the latter instructing the officers of the force to
minister at Washington has received instructions from report in future to the Metropolitan Police Commis.
his government to settle, on the best terms he can, the sioners. . . . On the fourth and fifth of July disgrace.
difliculty with the United States government, respectful riots took place in the city of New York. They | ing the Panama riots. commenced on the Saturday morning and were renewed on the Sunday night. The parties to the fighting were GENERAL FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. two notorious rowdy associations, the "Dead Rabbits" or "Roche Guards," from the Five Points, and A fearful calamity occurred on the 26th of June, off the “Bowery Boys" or " Atlantic Guards." The dis- Cape Rouge, near Quebec. The steamer Montreal, turbance commencod by the former attacking a small
with from four hundred to five hundred passengers, detachment of the new or Metropolitan Police, and mainly newly arrived immigrants from Scotland, took the latter taking part with the assailed. Bricks, stones, fire and was totally destroyed. From two hundred and fire arms were freely used, eight persons being and fifty to two hundred and seventy persons perished killed and fifty or sixty seriously wounded. The riot in the flames or were drowned. The Hon. Stephen was finally quolled by the appearance of the military in C. Philips, or Salem, Mass., a much respected citizen, the streets. . . . Miss Gardiner, who was carried off by was among the lost. The Emperor of Austria bas the Wa-pe-tu-kak Indians, and retained in captivity published a decree concoding that at le:1st two thirds for some three months, we rescned by friendly In- of the public functionaries of Hungary shall be natives dians and brought to St. Paul, Minnesota, at the end of the province, and that the national language of of June. All her friends were massacred when Miss Hungary may be used in documents addressed to the Gardiner was taken prisoner, and Mrs. Fletcher and government of Vienna.
An amnesty for all political