Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 21, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 21, 1842 Page 2
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-.. ,v Uivly ii Vmk, Thurnday, July ril; IM-l '4. Impnvtatit fioni t!>? Kar Went ?lleuiit II ul Kiplualun among the .Moimons? Hngulni' DituloMiii'i nil round? ItoplU Pragrum of .too miiI Ii, tltc Mormon hahnmi'l. Ti. ;i itc^ country that God ever or tu ,.i v>r marred. Here politics, piety, finance, pi' i hy, t In in", religion, and siuaii beer, are 3i,. i. . ia -rate ,>f the most beau. , il efl'ervest"nc\ . .'ieul'irly when the thermometer i* borderugonOU Let us take a glass of" cool 1 roton unl procei d. < > tr accounts froni the Mormon religious empire of the Far Went, are the most amusing and philosophic il that wi h ive received iu a long time. On or about tic: !'h of July, a prodigious explosion took p! a-- among the faithful in the City of God, other- j \ e tiled X iuvoo, M'lucligives the public a rich giiiup . of n 5 progress of the new revelation. Joe ; ii 'i ii f I'het, and General Bennett, one of his a, ' . have quarrelled, for some cause to us not mil . ir y dear, and these two master spirits ure j .i v> ! tug'-d ia showing up each other, without . rf'L' VV.' until itnairn tliu mnkll- ... .... J i . ? ? * j uvbhv h1u puuuc id icuu i r v I L?1 a-it anil counter-blast?first the Ge- , r1 r 11 r, then the Prophet's. We suppose there I ''i \ both papers, but how much, or who is ; i , w. inaot tell. The safest way is to believe ii id laugh at all. . ;i i a singular irruption ; vet it must not be 1 that the Mormon movement will be retar': . ! / such disclosures, iluiuan nature and past ;ory tell a dill''rent tale. In the early progress of dt-uui'i, . iniilar irruptions among the faithful took 1. l i accidents arc liable to the first steps of .v religion, new social system, or new ent . Ta wonlerful developenients will only inc.v.i 11: believers, and tend to purify their ubsur lVr.-ccution, abuse, developenients, only e,\ t. until and currency to the general movement. W it ai J see. What a wicked, funny world we live in ! i'rom the Sangamo Journal.] Nai'voo, (lib.) June 27,1B42. 7b /It &' lito. uf tin' Jim mil:? 1 w, c. your city a lew days since for the pur, > <-I i .ing h gal advice in relation to the conr .m, i i l' ni'.rcpicy of Joseph Smith, the nolou '.i : i i t'r 'phe and swindler; and procuring . odicers ot tne line and the b v.* hi tii..'?!ali'of the Nauvoo 1. ' a.. '.ttii i piiar to the general parade a .a ; 1 Iiat h id ii i time to prepare .. . ..a,, , as 1 was bonnd to be in Nbuii i i a ... uui. But i iuiw write to ynuj i; t t.. . i o.nou Zion, tne city, of the Satut^l ' i; '.it .ej witii death by the holy Joe, | i lis Danite bowl of murderers, incase I dare i . a i i- . j.-ures in relation to the conduct of n hh ol ruwuiwioa, iniquity and fraud, ' v: i ; ... i lip >itors?the holy and immaculate ! a - a. i, 1 -Uaii, however, expose him. and u I . . I - .1 IU.1- ?l ?UOIi 1IJUI <lS3,?'ibl!lS, lei .1 wng-d by ih" tii.'iid? of iiod mid my . -ii:itry. i>enioiuber no ha* threatened me with tl.i 1.1 >;>rui ji /g tiut, and it' 1 s-houl i he lmmolu,ii . .-..iii' Inn hellish malice, Jei jus Wood ?tone fur it?*iu ": 11 iqaohnt?t." rut Ifewkin :ii-t? i.- i a most eoiisuinni ite blucitguurd, and dastardly e i'v ir I. I le i-- ready at all times to assassinate "a man <>f equal correal strength, or to inflict <- >rpor il punishment on a man of feeble frame; bill lie fears Ilia equals, and dreads Ilia superiors Joe b.niili st inds indicted for murder, treason, burglary, an i .ii -' it, in Missouri, and he defies the laws :<! ' lei;.illy constituted authorities to deliver lent over for trial. What a horrible state of societv when tnen fear to execute the laws ! especially in relation to tii-- m >st foul impostor flint ever Ilisrraced Mi < i th ! It ' iovernor Iteynolds, ol Mis... mi, will ltiaiac .aether demand tor Joe Smith Jo.a-, disconnected with any other person,?(lor t.i - :-a lit ni in,!. innocent, unoffending, good e 1 hoiy p-eoj among the Mormons, who never o ight t<> sutler, and never shall by my hands, or i.-ii my instrumentality?ni.-ii, women mid fhi.drc.i wno have suffered more than death lor the prophet)?and if Governor Carlin will ,i. r- h writ in ntv Hands, 1 wdl deliver htm up to pi 'i. e. or die in the attempt, unless restrained by .r- i.-st ii uit d civil authority. Thousands and tens ... t non nr.- ready to obey the call, and enforce 11 - i i v . rid liie holy Joe sh ill treuihle at the sight , it teria; hos.s. Let the watchword puss with ii .-i tty ot' lightning, and let the citizen soldier u r v. 1 will lead you on to victory, and lav the fl'S-M 111,* Till. 1'illlul I llllmn .."'I !.? I.-..- - -1- II I UIIU liic Slldll | ui.tni,>!i; oid misrule, violence, and oppression,' wiin c H v i Ohghted flower. Lei not an Execu- ) live whom lie lias viliilied and abused, as he ha* I ovemor Oarlin, both in the private circle and pub- i lie congregation, tear or neglect to do his duty in | tiii? c tse, an I deliver up this noted refugee, charged ] with the blackest crimes known to the laws, who 1 now boldly stalks abroad in our public ways. If ' .Toe is innocent^ let him be acquitted : but if he is j guilty, let his life atone for it. 1 regard liitn as a foul I an i polluted murderer, and on the forthcoming of i the at * writ, .loe shall be delivered up. Now, remember that if 1 should be missing. Joe 1 Smith, either by himself or his Danite band, I will ue tue murderer, lliinoians, then let my M" .1 he avenged ! They seek my lite by day j tnd by nuut?look well to the issue! 1 am in the I infant'u iinpe tor's city; but J fear him not, neither do ! regard his idolatrous god. lie be- j neves not in the (tod of Heaven, and I fear no I other. : now defy, and nil his holy hosts. I dare tiiin to p-rsonal violence. There are eyes that see that h \nows not of, and ears to hear that he understands not. N '.v, Governor, do your duty. And citizens of I'm oh, bo in readiness to sustain your laws. I furiitsrivJ the State arms to the Nauvoo Legion i a a h - tl requisition, and on a legal requisition they shall h- d livered up. The public urms use in a In : c mJition, and buffering material injury, an i they hi I better be placed in the hutirn of more I r ung men, for the State is sustaining . i r it l.i - If tlie Governor wishes them for j o.lier t i.ys. they are at his s'rvtcc. I derived ; tn coil1 i 11 "I the \auvoo Leg.on, and as .Major | iten.vil 1 have r, and are liable to trial only on ; au orJ.r lro i the Governor, detailing a general . (.' urt Mir.ill of General ofheers lrom the other diviito is of the State?no brevet officer can ef- | feet me. It i- trite that I had Joe Smith appointed, orclcc.ii .... i: 1 1 ?' . . II..... uw.II, <13 U MIC" IC Knowi r{ ri it th T<' was no such ollicer contemplated by t , institution; answers Joe well enough, n- lie tin net know enough ol military matters to tell the (litr t ?nee between n Corporal and at ieneral ?so, Lmntun nit t ieneral is as good as any other ral to .In.-, lu in- * ibiie speech *s lie ?aya ? "hear your i , -tit . ; >1! tae greatest military commander ttnt ' '.iv 1 >. i' -tie diys of Washington. ???ner-ti ?'t is u m -rc pigmy compared to me ! 1 e i.nin ri I i u .r.ii. < ol the United States! ? and the > . i > L.-gioa was formed ta avenge blood in Mi nouri! !" In ' a ;i 'it tiian of the kind? but God will dun i tn.' .til?fir, it t!i? devil don't get Joe fc u.tti, tuere t-no uo for my devil. Hut 10 the ' .. n ; ' . ,Jity of this impostor?and to begin? 1 i * ITtii of May, 1 -12, I received from the Preside :rk of the .vlorino l Cii trch, a ceri, i i. , . .v...oil the f-illowing is an exact copy, to Wit Mar 17th, 1S41. i'. i J?u>? Sl us?You will be so good as to per.nit U il B - it sit to wi'.hlraw bis nsmoirom tho Church It .'.-I, if h .1-tires to .1.) so, and this with the beat of l? .'j .arlj you and General Bennett. JOSEPH SMITH." In i ".r i w e with th-* above 1 have permitted Ornoral It. nett to withdraw hia munbership from the Church of l-KiTr.x of l itter Day Baints, this 17th day of May, ISfcl?the I "tat of leellng. subsisting between all parties. JAME9 SLOAN, "General Church Clerk and Recorder." [Fromths (Nauroo) "Wasp,"of May ai, i-Utl.l " So If t'tel n of Meyer and Pir? Mayor, of (St Cilu of Villi oo. on fhc fi'jiM'im nf Otriiral Htnnotl. da 'ho 17th in-: nit. General JohnC. Dennett, resigned the o"fic ! M ivorof the citr ofNauvoo, an ! on the I'.ith General Jo. jh Smith, the former Vice Mayor, was duly el el fill ;!io v .i ? one v , and on the aa-ne dav General Hyro n Smith w < el Vico Mayor, in place of tJen. Joseph Smith elected Mayor." T i ! illowi.igvot ot thanks was then unxnimously voted to the l?x-Mayor. General IJennott, by the city Council, to wit Rasolv'I, By the City Council of the City of Nan- io. Thai this Council tan lee a r.n? of si. ... . jovj c. JJaanott, fir hi* <r?j *enl in hnvini; ?o ? n -.1 ,, , . ,, j,? * * * opto,! lor the K >reruannt ot ' ha cii . i it jt.'ul diiclurge of nit clHty * liiic Mayor c 1 th* n . r . . .y13lh, ISU, JOSEPH SMITH, Mayor. Jiu Slow, Recorder. 1 i/-n i'io Nauvao "Time* a uI S>.a?onsr' ol' June 13th Id-t J : ? NOTICE. T'i i n"ni'.)T< of the Klrit PretMency of th' ' i ll- i I it Ctvwt of Latter D iy Saints, withdraw tht h in I .it I illj a <liii> Irom Uu i. John C. B.innett, at a Uhrii tian; h<: h iviug been labored with fro n time to time, t? pursue la him to am n i hit conduct,apparently to no goo I Meet. JOSEPH SMITH, IIVRUM SMITH, WM. LAW. J j i ill ; nicui r * "I t 14uoru.ii of the Tweht oncur 111 the 11 hove ?< utimelit": ? It righani Young, Heber C. Kimball, l.v man Wight, Wm. Smith, John E, Page, John Taylor, Villoid \V\ioiliulf. George A. Smith, WillarJ Richards. We concur lti the above tentimvnu : N. K WHITNEY, V. KNIGHT, GEORGE MILLER, Bieliopv of the nbora mentioned Church. Nvt roo, May 11th, 1S4Q. N 'W it happens that John E. Page war in Ihttslur^.:, \\ ilium Smith in Pennsylvania, and Lyman Wight in Tennessee, at the above date; this is the v.j the : dy Joe does business. On Saturday, the 18;U ot J : ie, I . m.,, ,rii- nicitcd (ioni t' i tolv sect. Nov, .00K at the; .1 the Itjili d " of June I was excommunicated, and on the IV. 1 May previous I withdrew from tins noble buna brothers. The withdrawal of fellowship was dated hack in order to have a pretext for inv expulsion, and to de troy my influence before 1 could do any injury to the Great Prophet, and was presented to Orson Pratt, one of the twelve, lor (us signature some days alter 1 showed him my official with drawal, and Mr Pratt refused to sign it. Mr. Pratt is a gentleman of undoubted veracity, nnd 1 11111 willing to abide his testimony. Call upon him. Mr. Editor, what think you of these extraordinary pa|?ers!?what was all this fort 1 will tell you?it was to destroy my influence, before I should expose Joe's attempts at seduction. Many of his followers will swear to any tiling that he desires them to do, nnd think they are doing (rod's service, even when iltey know it to he false. And to begin: 2d. Joseph Smith, the great Mormon seducer, one who has seduced not only hundreds of single and married females, but more than ihe great Solomon, attempted to seduce Miss Nancy lligdon, ihe eltle-t single daughter of Sidney It igdon, to submit to lus hellish purposes, and become one of his clandestine wives under the new disjiensation. Call upon Miss Riedon. who rentilsed hint with coniincnila. hie firmness, and I will ubidt- her tentirnony?call, likewise, upon Gen. George W. Robinson, and Col K M liigboo, Instate what tiiey know upon thi subject. Gen Robinson and Col I figbee, run I* I some astounding f ,cU in relation to this matter ? Joe approached Mi-.- Rcdon "in tiir* uninc of i!i< Lord, and by his authority and permission," as hi said Joe attacked Mr. Rigdon, Gen. Robinson. Col |Higbee and myself, in order to destroy the influence of all of iii to prevent the exposition of thiscase. Hut it is all trie-, una tha legal evidence shall be forthcoming. Call upon Miss Martha Brotherton, of Warsaw, and see what she will say as to the base attempt at seduction in her own case. Slitcan tell a tale of woe, that would make humanity shudder. Call upon Miss Mitchell, of this city, one of the most chaste and spotless females in the west, and see what she knows as to the Prophet's secret wives. Hundreds of cases can be instanced, and if the Danites do not murder me, you shall hear a tale of pollution an-! sorrow. Joe's licentiousness is unparalleled in the annals of time. J have the evidence, and it shall come ; and no attacks on me to divert the pubic- mind from him-elf, and his iniquity sh ill uyil him. My purpose is fixed, and the world shall know who the great impostor is. Time will not permit my going into further detail in this inter; but an abused and insulted publicshull know all about it. ltd. Jo-'s extensive land frauds in Iowa and Illinois, will soon conic to light I will save his Eastern creditors some hundreds of thousands of dollars, by expo a rig these frauds in the face of ;pen day? both by the legal records of the counlryfnnd oral testimony, All is in readiness. 4th I will expose his actings and doings in Nauvoo Lodge, U. D., when none hut the Mormon brethren were present:?that he (Joe Smttn) and five others, were entered, passed, and raised, before the Lodge was installed by the Grand Master: and that they all passed through a second time afterwards, with the exception of one, who is now abroad: and many other like irregularities, and departure from the ancient landmarks, lie has likewise established a new lodge of his own, by inspiration, called " Order." in iwhich the re are many curious things, and relative to which I have much to say ncreniter. i n** tmiowtnp is u part ol the ol>lizition?" I furthermore promise and swear that 1 will never touch a daughter of Adam, unless she is given me of the Lord," so as to accord with the new dispensation, and " the ancient order oi things." 5th The attacks on me in the " Wnsp," are al' for public efibct, and t divert tlv pubjic eve from Joe's infamous conduct. My affidavit, as taken before Squire Wells, and my statements before tlv City Council, in relation to the holy Joe, were made under duresse?my life was threatened unless 1 submitted to the requisitions of Joe. 1 then preferred the course I took to death, as I knew the public were not apprized of the facts, and I could have been murdered and no person would have been the wiser: but the public are now apprised of the matter, and I am ready and willing to die in exposing this impious man, and the people will uvenge my blood. I never feared death, but I chose not to die before I rendered Cod and the people signal service in bringing to light the hidden things of darkness. Hut more of this hereafter. 6ih. The whole city is now in an uproar in relation to the doctrine of consecration us taught on yesterday?The people are all required to come forward and consecrate all their property to the Lord, by placing it at the Apostle's feet, or in the hands oi Joe Smith!!!! There is much floundering on thisubject, and what will be the issue God only knows. I will give you some important facts in m> 7th. The life of Captain Amos Davis, with some others, has been threatened as well as my own ; ani. I hereby pat the public on the look out. 1 will write you as time permits. In haste, Yours, respectfully, John* C. Bennett. To the Ciiuch of Jest's Christ of Latter Dai Saint's, and to ai,l the iionoraiu.e part of the community. It becomes my duty to lay before the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the public generally, some important facts telativc to the conduct and character oi Dr. John C. Bennett, who has lately been expelled from the aforesaid church, that the honorable part of the community may be aware of Ins proceedings, and be ready to j treat him and regard him as he ouglu to be regarded, viz : as an iinposter and base adulterer. It is a matter of notoriety that said Dr. J. C. Ben nett became favorable to the doctrines taught by tin elders of the Church ol Latter Day Saints, and located himself in the city of Nauvoo, about the month of August, 1*10, and soon after joined the church Soon after it was known that he had becom n member of said church, a communication was re ceived at Nauvoo, fiom a person of respectabh character, and residing in the vicinity where Beniieti had liven. This letter cautioned us against hi a . setting forth that he was a very mean man, and h td another wife, and two or three children in McConnelsville, Morgan county, Ohio: but knowing that it is no uncommon thing for good men to he evil spo ken against, the above letter was kept quiet, but held in reserve. lie had not been long in Nauvoo before lie began to keep company with a^roung lady, one of our citi/.enp; and she ueinc ignorant of his having a wife living, gave way to his addresses, anil became con fideiit, troin his behavior towards her, that he intended to marry her: and this lie gave her to understand lie Would do. I, seetir, the folly of such ar acquaintance, persuaded him to desist; and on account of his continuing his course, dually threaten ed to expose him if he did not desist. This, to out ward appearance, hnd th desired effect, and the acquaintance between them was broken off. But, like one of the mo-t abominable anddeprav t'li ueiugs wnicn could po- :lilv exist, he only broke otr his publicly wicked hoi ions, to sink deeper into iniquity and hypocrisy. W lien he saw that I would not submit to any such conduct, lie went to sonn* ol tlv; females in the city, who knew nothing of Inrn but as an honorable man, and began to tench them thatp >iniscu us intercourse between the sexes was a doctrine believed in by the Latter Day Saints,iinri that there was no harm in it; but thisfailing. he hud recourse to n more influential and desperately wicked course ; and that was,to persuade them that myself and others of the authorities of the church not only sanctioned, but practiced the sania wicked acts ; and when asked why I publicly preached so much against it, said that it was because of the prejudice of the public, and that it would cause trouble in my own house, lie was well aware of the consequence of such wilful and base falsehoods, it they should come to iny knowledge; and consequently endeavored to persuade his dupes to keep it a matter of secresv, (s-rsitadtng them there would be no harm if they should not nuke it known. The proceeding on his part answered the desired end : neaccomplished his wicked purposes; he seduced an innoC'nt female by his lying, and subjected hei "ii u ieit r to public disgrace, should it ever be known. But Ins depraved heart would not suffer him t< -top Ivr Not b?inir contented with having dtf iracedonef . p. made the ittrnpt spot other ?and bv ttie .,m. p| ui ilile tale, overcame then ' " '! ,'-'v ? ' t can .g whose character wa '.hi sotliai in- vi ked, tostful tipnetitee might b> jra'if: ! -O' r-time nV.n tlie , .r!y part of July 1*41, e- iv vi a letter fmm L.der If. rimith and Witt. L iw, w no were then at P.tuburch, I'enn. This let i t was rated June loth, and cont lined the purlieu ars o? .1 CuiiVfT-'i'ion betwixt them and a rff|>ectalie gentleman (rem the neighborhood where Hen nett s w111.' and children re ided. lie -tated totlu i. ' ,i4i i> w,u< t lact iiuti ncnrn it hail u wife and chil hen living, nnd that she had left him because, of hi II treatment towards her. This letter was read t< fennett. which he did nut attempt to deny; but can iidly acknowledged the fact. Soon after this information reached our ears, D I fennett made an attempt at suicide by taking nm on; but he being discovered before tt had tak ffect, and the proper antidote* being administerei up again recovered; but lie \ery much p*si*ted when ' jii attempt was made to save him. The public 1111- j region was, that he was so much ashamed of hi* base and wicked conduct, that lie had recourse to the above deed to escape tlie censures of an itidig- ' mint community. * < It might have been supposed that these cirpum-! nances tran-piring in the manner they did. would j uave oroduced a thorough reformation in his con- i duct; but, alas! like a being totally destitute ol common decency, and without any government j over his passions, he was soon busily engaged in . the same wicked career, and continued c.ntil ; knowledge of the aame reached my ears. limine-' mediately charged him with it, and he admitted, that it was true; but in order to put a stop to all such ,-ro '1 tg- for the future, I jvib!i>-l", rmed ! ig iiist it, and had those lemules noiili.J to appear before the proper officers, that the whole subject might be investigated and thoroughly exposed. _ j During the course of investigation, the foregoing 1 facts were proved by credible witnesses, and were sworn and subscribed to before an alderman of the | city, on the loth ult. The documents containing the CVliiruiT uir nuw in iiiv [vwwiuu. We hIj*o ascertained by the above investigation, that others hud been led by his conduct to pursue the same adulterous practice, and in order to accomplish their detestable designs made use of the same language insinuated by Bennett, with this difference, that they did not hear tne say any thing of the kind, but Bennett was one of the heads of the church,and ! he had informed them that biich was the fact, and they credited his testimony. The public will perceive the aggravating nature of this case; and will sec the propriety of this expo- i sure. Had he only been guilty of adultery, that was sufficient to stamp disgrace u|>on him, because he is a man of better information, and has been held high in the estimation of many. But when it is const dered that his mind was so intent U|>on his cruel, and abominable deeds, and his own reputation not being sufficient to enable him to do it, he must make use of my name in order to effect his purposes, an enlightened public will not be astonished at the course 1 have pursued. In order that it may he distinctly understood that he wilfully and knowingly lied, in the above insinuations, will lay before my readers an affidavit i.iken before an alderman of the city, after I had charged him with these things:? Statk or Illisoii, City of Nanvoo.?Personally appea red belore roe, Daniel H. Wells, an Alderman of said city of Nauvoo, John C. Bennett, who being duly sworn according to law, doposeth and saith : that he never was taught any thing in the least contrary to the strictest prillciples of the Gospel, or of virtue, or of the laws of God, or man, under any circums'n ices, or upon any occasion, cither directly or indirectly, in word or deed, by Joseph smith ; and thnt he never knew the said Smith to countenance any Improper conduct whatever, either in public or private ; and that he never did teach to me in private that an illegal illicit intercourse with females was, under any circumstances, justifiable ; and that I never knew him so to teach others. JOHN C. BENNETT. Sworn to, and subscribed, before nie, this 17th dav Mar, A. D. lbd.'. DANIEL I!. tVRLL.9, Alderman. The following conversation took plBce in the City Council, and w as elicited in consequence of it* being rc-, >orted that the Doctor had stated that I had acted in an indecorous manner, and given countenance to vices practised by the Doctor and others : May 19, 1919. Dr. John C. Bennett, ex-Mayor, was then called upon by the Mayor to state if he knew atiglu against him, when Mr. Bennett replied : " I know what I am about, and the ricaus 01 inu cimrrn unow wnotttiey nreanom i *peci.-I have nodi Acuity with t h ? hMhofQM church. I publicly avow that any one who hot said that I hate that General Joseph Smith has given me authority to hold illicit intercourse with women is o liar in the face of God; those who have said it are damned liars 1 they are infernal liars. lie never, cithw in public or private, gave me nny sueh authority or license, and any l>erson who states it is a scoundrel and a liar I have heard it said that I should become a second Avard by withdrawing from the church, and that I was at variance with the heads and should use an influence against them because 1 resigned tha office of Mayor; this is false. I have no difficulty with the heads of the church and I intend to continue with you, and hope the time may come when I may lie restored to full confidence and fellow ship, and my former standing in the church; and that my conduct may lie such as to warrant my restoration?and should the time ever come that I may have the opportunity to test my f.iitn, it will then he known whether lam a trnitor or n true man." Joseph Smith then asked : "Will you please state definitely whether jou know any thing against my character either in puhli* or private 7" Gen. Bennett answered: "1 do not; in all my intercourse with Gen. Smith, in public and in private, he has been mctly virtuous. Wilson Law, N. K. Whitest, Hiram KimbaLI, Orson Spencer, Brigiiam Yoi'nn, John Tatlor, Will a r i? Richarda, John P. Green, Heber C. Kimball, Gcst. Hills, W. Woonarrr, O. W. Harris, George A. Smith, JAMF.S SLOAN, City Recorder. May 19th, 1842. After I had done all in iny power to persaude hitn to amend lusconduct,and these facts wen* fully established (not only by testimony, but by his own concessions), he having acknowledged that they | I were true, and seeing no prospects ot any satielaction from his future life, the hantl 8f fellowship was withdrawn from tiini as n member of the church, by the officers; but on account of his earnestly requesting that we would not publish him to the world, we concluded not to do so at that time, but would let the matter rest until wc saw the effect of what we tiad already done. It appears evident, that as soon as he perceived that he could no longer maintain his standing as a member of the church, nor his respectability as a ci tizen, he came to the conclusion to leave the place, whicli lie has done, and that very abruptly; and had he done so quietly, and not attempted to deceive th< people around him, his case would not have excited ihe indignation of the citizens, so much as his ren onduet has done. In order to make his case look plausible, be lias reported, "that he had withdrawn from the church because we we were not worthy o! his society;" thus instead of manifesting a spirit ol repentance, he has to the Inst proved himself to b< unworthy the confidence or regard of any upright person, by lying, to deceive the innocent, and com mitting adultery in the most abominable and de graded manner. We are credibly informed that he has colleagues with some of our former wicked persecutors, Missou rians,and has threatened destruction upon us;bnt we should naturally suppose, that he would be so much ashamed of himself, the injury he has already done to those who never injured, but befriended him in every possible manner, that he could never dare to lift up his head before an enlightened public, with the design either to misrepresent or persecute; bui ?e that as it may, we neither dread him nor nts inlitenco ; but this much wc believe, that unless he h b terrain >) to fill up the measure of his iniquity, and h-ing sudden destruction njion himself from the hano of the Almighty, he will oe silent, and never mor< attempt to injure thosp concerning whom he hastes'ified upon oath he knows nothing but that which if .;ood and virtuous. Thus I have laid before the Church of Latter Day "aiints. and helore the public, the character and oonluct of a man who hasstood high in the estimation of many: but from the foregoing farts it will be seen th it he is not entitled to any credit, but rather to be stamped with indignity and diserace so far as he may be known. 1 have stated I am prepared to prove, having all the documents concerning the matter in my possession, but I think that to say further is unnecessary, as the subject is so plain that no on* can mistake tlm true nature of the case 1 remain yours, respectfully, Joanrn Smith. Nauvoo, June 23. 1S42. Singular Indictment?Charge Against the Recorder.?The tnlk of the eity for some days ha> been the extraordinary indictment found again?! the Rev. Mr. Verrcn, an Episcopalian clergyman, on the oaths of two Frenchmen, who were some time sinec convicted and sent to the penitential-} for these offences. One of these men had served out his time?the other had not. Hut what render? this extraordinary affair still more so, is the astounding fact that it was meant only as a mode ot reaching Mr. Whiting in sonic way or nnothcr. In connection with this affair we find a charge made in the "Journal o! Commerce" of yesterday, alleging that Recorder Talmadge procured the presence ol one of the so-called witnesses from Ulack| well's Island, and that the'indictment was got up by his influence and under hi? direction. We are authorised to pronounce this assertion utterly false. Recorder Tnlmudgr knew nothing of this extraor dinary affair until it was perpetrated. Neither is the Recorder the man of such principles or such feelings , would lead hiin to trample and destroy r. juiet clergyman merely to make a rtepping stone t? reach a jHilitical opponent. We cannot tell who arc the authors of this most extraordinary indictment? but it looks so much like the handywork of those ; malevolent heinirs that got up an indictment against us for njm (Vtupril, that we should not be surprised if th" paternity were one nnd the aim". This affair is so novel?so extraordinary?to ut tcrly liiesn Hnd malignant, that we shall set to work ind Hnd out the originators and bring them to the light of day. Can anv one give us a listol the ?rand Jury! Can any one tell who drew up ths ?n|irr i Arrivai. ok Mr. Van J?drkn.?Mr. Van Buren Arrived in Albany on Monday afternoon, in the We?tem railroad train, in food health, and well b -ved with a tour of several months duration Jk M-kbhp. riu- L'.llvcriltjr of Sew I'm k?The C'?m? incncfuicul EiereD tea. The annual exercises connects d with the New York University commenced yesterday morning, at Dr. Skinner's church, in Mercer ."treet. That beautiful specimen of at chiiectuie, the church in which Dr. fckiuuer official ce, wa.- tilled to overflowing. A majority of Che audience were young and beautiful women, the friends and re la lives, we presume, of the students. Karelv hav< we seen so much beauty and love Unesa compras>ec in so small u space. A procession was formed at 10 o'ck<k at the Uni. r.ius!.j. -f th" under rraduat fs, thesov r i masters of arts, the medical I icuity, tl'le clergy, the Mayor and corporation, the various \?upils of the grammar schools, and various other d tsti guished , characters. When the procession arrived at the church, the exercises of the day were commenced by the Te Deutn. The Chancellor of the University, Mr. Frelingluiysen, then delivered a short, but beautiful prayer, after which the exercises commenced. j Mr. Hugh Smith Carpenter, of New Otrecht.Long Island, delivered the latin salutatory,'srhich was perhaps one of ti'te best compositions ol the day. The matter in fact, was much better th'm the manner ; ' but this Mr. Carpenter will get over in time. Mr William Henry Spencer, of Mount Morris, New York, deliv ered the English salutatory; this was most excellent and was mucli applauded. Mr. Alexander Ihamsay Thompson, of New York, gave an essay on the Pilgrims of Manhattan; this was well delivered, .and beautifully composed; and elicited much approbation ; particularly from the female portion of the audience. The. " Spirit of Philanthropy* bv Mr. Nathaniel IItide'>n of Southold, Eong Island, was web written but not well delivered ; still it wias loudly applauded.. Tli" essay by Frederick GrViham Clark, o! this , city, on the intellectual equality of the sexes, was one of the most ingenious pie?es of composition we ! have heard from so young a man in a long time.? And, moreover, it was most admirably delivered and loudly applauded. Itapi>eared that the Medical Fa- , culty did not cordially approve of it; for before ii was concluded, there were few of them left. The next piece, " Have the Brutes Reason," was by Edwin Smith of this city. It was very ingenious j in the abstract, but still it was not properly dove-tail- ! ed. .Mr. S., however, deserves great credit for his | exertions. I The essay by Mr. Reuben Smith Goodman of" I Brooklyn, the " Martial Spirit hostile to Science," was not well constructed; it was delivered in a fault less style, but the subject did not seem to be fully comprehended by the young essayist. Upon the whole, however, it was a very creditable performance. Mr. John Cromwell, of this city delivered a verygood piece of declamation on the Elements of Patriotism ; but unfortunately ho was not heard halt over the church. It is a bad place to hear in. Mr. Robert Ogden Doremus, of this city, then de , livercd a very ingenious essay on the Literature oj the Saracens. This was well delivered and well received, particularly by the ladies. ( An assay on Popular Sycophancy by Samuel Oak. , ley Vanderpoel, of Kinderhook, ought to have been heard by Mr. Van Buren, Edward Curtis, and Aaron Vanderpoel. It was a delicious piece of sarcasm and most admirably told. The last piece before the Valedictory was delivered by George Henry Moore, of this city. It related to the civilization of antiuuitv. and evinced n ereat deal of research and talent. The friends of Mr. Moore have reason to be proud of his efforts. The Valedictory was delivered by George Hen dric Houghton of this city. It was well delivered but it was too sectarian; still it was a very creditable performance. Just before the valedictory the Chancellor con- | fcrred the degree of Bachelor of Arts on the following candidates :? , Hugh Smith r.arpenbar, George Washington Cai<eily, Frederick Gorham Clark, Kevilo J. Cone, John Cromwell, Robert Og.len Doramuf, lltliey Dunning, Albeit Gilbert, Reuben Smith Boodnian, George Hendric Houghton, Nathaniel lludion, Ovoigi; Henry Moore,Winthiop 1 Henry Phelpi, Samuel Sajifoid Potter, William P. Rich- t ardion, Charles Edward Amedes, Edwin Smith, William Henry Spencer, Marcus Lorenzo Taft, Alexander Ramsa\ ' Thompson, Samuel Oakley Vanderpoel. ' , The whole affuir went ofl' with great eclat Among the loveliest of those present we noticed t Miss M , one of the sweetest singers the Rut- | ger's Institute can boast of. Her eister, dressed in t black, was by her side. Miss R , was much c admired, and her neat dress also. Miss L i drew many eyes to the pew in which she sat; so did Miss B . The beautiful Miss S din much to distract the attention of the students. We could name others, but amid so much loveliness and t talent it would be invidious to particularize. 1 The music was far inferior to that at the Rut- r ger's Institute, under the management of Mr. Ives ' Still, taken altogether, we know not when we have ' been so pleased with the commencement exerciser ' of any institution. It reflected great credit on a!! concerned. < The Watering Places.?These places of recreation are tilling up fast' as ihc weather gets warm.? ' .Saratoga is beginning to show strong signs of life and gaiety, ilockawny gives her first ball to-iuor row evening at the Pavillir n. New Brighton w; have not heard from. Stonington is said to be a capital place for a cool'sea breeze. Blake kee[>s first rate hotel there. Cape May has six hundred visitors, and their first balUhas conn* ofl". Mineral Springs of Virginia?Wiley 4* Putnam. ?This is a very valuable little work, and beautiful ly printed. It contains a map of the route from Richmond and Baltimore to and from all the springs and principal places, a view of the red snlphur, the uses of the waters, and the diseases to which the) are applicable. It is a very useful work for travellers and invalids. j. "Ganging Boc k Agin."?Many of the emigrants i are returning to Eurspe, after having been here a 1 year. No man can expect to make a fair start in this country in less than tenyeurs. We were twenty years in the United States before we got a statt. Every man must bide his time. i: Joy at Porto 11 ico.?We learn from Capt. Hatch of the Mary Averill, from Guayarna, sailed July (i, that just before he left, abundant rains fell on th? South side of the island, after a long continuance of drought. The canes had suffered much, but the planters still hoped to make un average crop unless there should be a recurrence of very dry weather. , Freshets at the South.?They have been severe c in the last two weeks. We have published the par- j, ticulars, from which we find that over a million dollars worth of property has been destroyed. Progress or Yucatan.?This young republic, J] once called the New England of Mexico, seemsto go ahead admirably. An excellent hotel has !>een opened at Merida, by the Rijou, and a daily line of i Troy stages established between that place unri Campenchy. The climate is excellent for invalids, j, and living comparatively cheap. T 1 A Modern Financier aoain on his I.poo?Hub- h ney, of a Richmond Bank, recently tried for em- .< bei/.ling its funds for a large amount, has been acquitted by the jury. How many of these wise men p were debtors of the bank ? ' Close isifavinri.?Tti?rnid that if the House of Representatives had been full the vote on the Th- t riff lull would have been 120 to 120. EuAtrrtrs in Black.?Amalgamation is going on beautifully in Massachusetts. Negroes wa'k, em, drink with the whites, as if all were of one race.? It will soon be carried a little further. i Take Cake ?Clement Creason recently died rCape Island of a rush of blood to hishead while ba , thing. Take a shower hath before swimming, and ' here is no danger. Bkiamv ? Wellington his been acq in Richrnond on a charge of Bigainv, for want of evidence, 'i tfiflfervcacent Mlaln of Modern Sorlety?t'n* rtoua Doings in Politics?Religion, MrdU elne, and Morals. Our lot hug unquestionably fallen in a stirring time. Everything is on the move. The general aspect of ociety resembles with most tolerable exactness, -me of those bubbling, agitated, effervescing solu: Wilis of the ; harawceutist, which boil so angrily beorc they settle quietly down into sober, solid, regu lur crystals. The religious world?the jioliiical rorld?the nior.l world?the medical world?all ire agitated, 't'he dealers in bpiiitu: 1 comtuod ties, trorn Joe -mi;h to Bishop Hughes? the poi'.ti a! tueck-doctora?the Fourierites, the Squashues, the ilittites, and the Jebuzites?the traffickers in the . public health, from the Stuyve3ant College, with their new ally, Sands, the Sarsaparilla man, to the College of Medicine and Pharmacy, with Richardson, the great reforming chemist and pharmaceutist?all, all are on the <jui vive, scrambling, squabbling, scratching, and scraping for the public good, and?their own benefit. * One of the most curiou3 and amusing " signs" of these funny times, is the row amongst the respectable children of Ksculapius. The Doctors are certainly in a terrible ferment. It is, however, consolatory to reflect that when "roguesfall out, honest folk come to their own," and we have no doubt that when all the teapot tempests which now howl so discordantly around the rival schools and colleges of pharmacy, Motts, Pattisons, Iloustons, 3ands, ! and K ichardsons, have passed away, that the pro- | du ttton of great public good will be apparent. The j whole city has been convulsed within the past tew ) weeks with the fight bet wean the Stuyveaant Col- I lege of Pharnn*' y, :;ided and abetted by Drs. Mott j end Sands, " n > choice assortment cf leeches (1) . truri-portifmni their n ttive bed," oa the on'*1 si !e, ami the Nassau street College of Medicine and I Pharmacy, with the celebrated Richardson, and five i hundred iloren of the " Ainerienn f'nrtlm rfin Pill" I on the other. Dr. Molt lias conducted himself in the field with all the cUivalric daring which becomes the renowned Eastern traveller and graceful favorite of the Parisian fa. shionable circles, whilst he has at the same time evinced great shrewdness in his choice of an aidecamp?to wit, the fascinating Peter Simple, whose femenine elegance has been the theme of a hundred tongues. This good man Friday has beengoing the rounds ol the penny papers, procuring in them the insertion of intolerably funny paragraphs about the Stuyve.-.nt College of Pharmacy, Dr. Mott, the Nassau ftrcet College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dr. Patti^on?" Granville Sharpe Pattison," late of Glasgow, London, Haltimore, Philadelphia, and the fashionable circles, and Dr. Hon. ton, editor of the Lancet und Port Laureate to the " great metropolitan school of medicine," at the ?tuyresant List, tute. Now we really cannot nrdora'and all these movements. v -ry much doubt indeed whether Dr Mott, hi?nut 11 Friday, Dr. Pottuon, and Sands, the sareaparil'.a man, understand tliese movements.? What do lh .se gentlemen mean 1 Arc they connected with the ,\as tu street College 1 Some begin to suspect it Certainly the simultaneous announcement of the Stuyvesant School of Pharmacy, i with its "choice perfumery," and " leeches trans- ! ,x)rted from their native beds," and of the Nassau street College, with its rejuvenating mixtures and restorative balms, appears very much like a couli lion. However, like sober citizens, wc will wait till thr ] tnd of these things be. Sooner or later the s' attcr elements of science and skill will coalesce, and | i system of peace and order be educed from the pre' c lent ehnos. Dr. Mott will be seen in his own di J nensions?Dr. Houston will find his dimension? ] he tStuyvcsant School and College of Pharmacy vill find itsditnensions,?and the Nassau street Col- i ege ol Medicine and Pharmacy will find its dimen- < lions?and in the mean time every man is at liberty [ o be purged, bled and blistered as he thinks proper < V special edict. Niblo's.?The strongest bill yet. The Ravels in our entertainments. Acquaintance seems to in :rease their attraction?the public never gets wean if ti:e humor ot that Nupoleon of Fun, Gabriel, t iure evidence it is of the highest order. Miss Welh ;aiuspopularity with every appearance; she is, a; twere, one of us, and we hail with pleasure lie! apid improvement. Her brother deserve* no les> :o be said of hiin. The promenade continues to lelight the numerous visitors to this fashionabh j resort. nUlterior Court. Before Chief Justice Jones and Judge Oakley. J Jolt JO.?Daemons?Richard Sutton vs. Geo. D- Baldrin ?This was a motion to set aside the report of referees ! k policy of insurance for $3000 was effected at the Nev ' fork Marine lnsarance Co., on the steamboat Marco Bo- . aris, lound from New York to Buenos Ay ret. Theinsu ! ance was made by James Bergen, at the instance of Sut- . on. B ildwin had supplied the vessel, and also made ad'uncea to Sutton, and the policy was cndoraed that th< " aoney, in cote of lots, was to be paid to Baldwin, who 1 vas to giro 51000 of it to Phillip M'Ardle, Jr. The steam- v ivial started) i oin New York but became leaky on the voy 1 ge, and put i to Bermuda, where she was abandoned,am. f , total loss clai. od for. The insurance company resisted " be demand, and a suit was entered, but compromised, and 1 iiililw in receireu $3,900. M'Ardle went from New York. * ud soon after wards diad. Previous to his going he left ai n der with Mr. Conk ling to get his $1000, and the latiei 'J oceiri d from Baldwin $760, but did not know what be- J me of theorder. The referees decided that remaining <j.tO should he paid to plaintiff as M'Ardle was dead, am. J iso that defendant suoul1 recive but per cent commis >ons instead ol 6 per cent, that he had chinged, 'l h> ' ourt lnciue.1 that hi referees were i t error, av Baldwin a.l rendered !iirip*ell liable to M'Ardle lor Uie amount,bt r ot to ' t.e plaintitf. Ueportof relerees set aside. If'm Capes, and others, vs. jl!an?on Sherwood By a lav 1 I Congress persons nutting repairs on a vessel ai e show d to hold said vessed in lien during her contiuuance i ? he port w herethe repairs were made, and lor Id days iner her leaving said port. The plaintilf repaiied the ituam 1 oat Norfolk. She left New?York on the 1st July, and w ss r ari-ied to New Windsor, up the North river, near New 8 mrgh. Shu w as followed in the early part ol August,am 1 ttaeh'd under the lien, but bonded bv defendants. Th? P iliinliffs contend that the meaning of the act embraces tin c vholc Southern District, in which New Windsor is situ. c ited. The Court ruled that the meaning of the act must 8 ie considered in the popular acceptation of the term. Bv '' i late decision of the United States Court, it was held that 8 he harbor of New York did not comprehend an interior n own, in which opinion this Court entirely agrees. P Vnrdlcl Brr defendants. It'm T. Seymour vs. John Mills.?The defendant bad ?' liven 3 notes lor $600 each to take up (as his share) a lam " peculation of $16,000, at the East Bridguwuter Bank, hu; " ol which his name did not appear. He had been deceived n giving 'he notes, but not by the agent ofthe bank. New S! . ial denied. H illiam Myer, plaintiff in error, vs. Joseph Hart and 81 lenry Hart, assignees of' Mitchell ?Action lor recovery ,r J goods sold. The question ww* whether they had been a old to defendant and upon his credit. The testimony v is at variance, an 1 as the Court below , w hioh had a full '/ innwledge of the case, hss patted ujion it, this court does .ot feeltnat justice requires it should disturb the verdict, lu. gment sttirmaJ. " Reiihin Shm, mid John firrt'ti vs. It ill tarn Monroe? V, dhe plsint ll hirvi n t-ahoouer of a man named. Smith, " vho w o? psrt ow ikt w ith dr onuants. He put on board i8 argo of sand, w hicli w as objected to !>y Brown and Mtinoe, wbn took the vest lawn;, trom plaintitr and carried . ler to *r u it/ort, wheie she' was hlielled and ?ei7.ed for J cam en's wages. fhe United States Marshal was willing ^ ogive up tin curgn. Action of assumpsit was brought n the couit below tor the value ol the sand. The Court . u hl that an action of assumpsit could not lia. It should ^ nve been trespass or trover. Judgment reversed. Hehecca Mitchell \s hidmund k'imhail.?Kimball fk She,on" and Sherman k Nj e e*r hanged note'?one for fornn r i as discounted Wy Mrs. Mitchell, t ut par ment refused on j aaground that it had lieen an accommodation note, and onsideratinii not received. Tha Court held that the .omti.i-,.r i vrluiiffe note was ronsidsration. It was also b1 i pica that they had agrued to take tip each other* note* w hi*, the Court aaiil, did uot avail. Judgment for plaintitf. Ul [Thumai Jlapt vs. lUnjamin Eddington?The defendant acame surety for a house and store hired by a man named 01 folding, frarn plaintiff, at $400 (,er aunum. i omplauit | I" as made against (folding that he kept a disorderly house * nd he was ejected by defendant, at the instance of plain(f, alter he had tieeii in possession about si* weeks. The " indlordsticd for the first quarter's rent,on the strength ol te covenant, and contrnded that only a direct eviction nn " is part could invalidate it. Ti e defendant, on his part, m an'ends that he removed (folding at the instance of the indlorri, and on a premise that he should not beheld for ii rent. The Court ruled in cam of appeal they are f? Hind to look ai the meritsof a case, and to jtidga of it nti 1 te.h giou.i '* p > . ided they vioi.i'e no ruleol law. In 'J lis case Eddii n .n, .1 turetv, appeared t,? act a- the * fentof the l ir i 1 '. J.e'.Tier.t ' iefendont afhrmed. ,* " If'tn. Cop v (I i fi f ill Til's was .a action beire a justice of t n on,.o ' clow. It had been brought > recover l ronm ? ;.?? ! j r icprlng $3.0(10 on a bond id mortgage ot U'opc ty : ii il p in I street, Biol.en re allowed ? i c ' -' re on .if s ce- ? ouevary $100. The 81 isii> e illov e.l but fl.v : he Court l,eld that if the mo. cr "V hnl been obtained In - two ' ears, the charge woul I thi sve been r ght, and th re e ,i. nothing to show but that ev been. Judgm. nt reverted. r*1 . by Trsv Pooa.?The St. Augustine News aays. " Uncle 9u im has become so poor, that he could not aflbrd to Ore a let luteia this place on the last Anniversary of American eff dependence." ' lai J' ? T K I !! ilivN AlAl L. WMbliigtoiu [C'orrM|K>uJrucc of the Herald.] WAstuHGTSN, Tuesday, 3 P. M. Doings of Congress. I h<* proceeding-, of Congress to-day, however important to individuals and the territories, ure utterly destitute oi public internet. Tha Senate ta most industriously engaged 011 private bill#, and tiia House la legislating for (ha terntories. Tha day is excessively hot, and there is nothing lining but tile impalpable das' oi the uveuua. fhlladnllilila, [Correspondence of die Herald.] PuiLXUCLrniA, July 90, 1849. The legislature has not yet effected any thing with the ap|iorlionuient bill. All tha various projects have been voicd down, and the matter stands just where it did before the sessiou assembled. Instead of disposing of themattei as the legislature should have done, it ha# wrangled all round tha compass, and at length arrived at where it started trom, and in it# round done no littls mischief by legislating on subjects that it had no business to touch. 1 allude mora particularly to the recently passed " stay law," staying all salas on execution, unless the property offered shall bring two-thirds of its appraised valua. Now hour value is to he better ascertained than by exposing it to the highest bidder, 1 am not aware. Appraisers will be compelled to base their estimates on sales. Speculators who do not wish to loose their hold of their possessions, grasped in the bubble times of 1838, may approve ot the law, but none else. Our ignorant legislature evidently do uot know the difference between price and vaiua?<Jo not know that tha Utter is evar nearly the name, wliile the former is evar fluctuating. Notwithstanding the w eather is eatremely hut, Kanny Fit* ami Buckttune have very good hou?e?. The " Belle of the Hotel" is very popular, and deserve ily no. It touches tome" of our prejudices, and hits forcibly tha ignorance and impudence of the fonign loafers who touch upon our shores to swindle us of our money, and afterwards to abuse us lor our folly. They are at the Walnut, where is also th i' graceful little danteute Krnma Ince. She is pretty pert in manner, popular w iih the audience, and proiirablo to the management. (Jood houses also at the Arch. Little was done in stock" to-day. Flour and grain keeps up from the light supply. Visitors to Cape Island arc going down now pretty strong. The weather is hot, and mad dags and hot corn plenty. P. S. In consequence of the destruction of a part of the railroad, near I.lkton, the cart and inail from Baltimore arc not yet in, and probably will not be until the train hence for*Baltimore this four o'clock, returns with them some time to-night. ~Coot, Quiirr Bbeeaes.?If you want a cool, calm, quiet, delicious retreat, during these warm daya, slop into Captain Com. lock's boat, and go to Stonington. Mr. Blake's Hotel is one of the most splendid and well kept in the country. The rooms are large anJ airy?the sea breeze is delicious?the atmosphere pure?and all delightful. Nowlan's Prospbct Hall.?Tina airy spot is now daily frequented in the afternoon. If there is ny breeze on the island, it is to be found there. Tub Fmar Ball?Takest at the Marine Favillion, lloekaway, to-morrow evening. Prepare ye belles. You Don't Say So.?Henry Clay has wrttien another letter, stating that he is perfectly happy in tho shades of Ashland. Louisiana Klegtion.?We give below the returns as received. They 6how quite a somertet in that Btate:? _ 1840. 1843. fail Volt. Dem. WT*ig, Van Bur tn. J lor ri ton. Movton. Johntton. *616 11,'296 4,7:21 '2,030 7,616 2,936 Harrison maj. 8,6S0 1,766 Mouton's maj. THE Fbeshkt?U rtunKLLED Dfitrvctiov?Tmnisi-n [aJfiiiT to the Cavai?Loss oe Cuors?Death?Ac* :uiEMii ?Cisccjmtasces, Sic.?Out *itj- has t *ou in ti e ugliest i-xciieuicnt since lust Thursday erening, when he first intelligence was given of the rapid rite of the diver. On Wednesday morning, atxxit 8 o'clock, it began to -ain heavily , in a short time the wind rose, and a perfect lood of rain poured down, filling the small streams, and arising such a rush of waters as soon raised the river ibove all precedent. The rising of the water was so sudlen as to prevent all preparations for it, and nothiag ould be saved. Its first indications reached this point on 1'hursday, about 3 o'clock, P. M. Every' thing on the rich and prolific lowlands is 'one. Thd splendie and rich harvests are all swept 0 destruction. The harvesters had generally given heir attention to the tobacco fields, and were just ibout to commence thrashing the very wheat now (one. To-day, but for this calamity, would have been a iusy time along the river banks?hut, alas! it is a time if mourning, i he corn is annihilated?tobacco ruined, >nd those who, hut a week aince, had wealth and abun* lance in their splendid crops, have not to-day a shock or 1 sheaf left. We have not to this time (9 o'elock Sunday ve) heard from above Scottsvillu -, but to that point the lestruc'ion is represented as thorough and overwhclmng. At Scottsville the water rose even to the floor of the ?agle Hotel bar, and the loss in that thriving place must >c very seriously felt, we fear. The breaks upon the Canal are appalling, and to Scotts ille are numerous and large?some of them eighty feet n length. What may be the extent of damage above not known, and we fear almost lo learn i >nt we truit it will disappoint the fears felt. So far as leard, the destruction to the line of Canal is immense. Ofcoursc any attempt at this time to estimate the amount ost, can be but the merest conjecture. No data can yet le had to govern a calculation, but including all known ossos of crops, material, lumber, anl to the canal, we hould suppose a million dollars to be a very moderate mount to estimate it at. We deubt not that the loss of vheat alone will approach, if not exceed, $300,040. The njury, at this critical moment, to trade and to business arangements, will be very serious, indeed. The time lost n repairing and opening the Canal, will be much felt by hose who have produce prepared to bring down?aconidcrahle amount of which is already under contract. To add to the horror of tlie scene, when the flood was at ts fullest fury, some foolish men passed in a boat from trow n's Island to the shore, and on their way were upset, iv w hich two men, Thos. Gouldin and Samuel Edwards, rare drowned. The scene is represented as thrilling and earful. The boat hud firemen and two hoys in it, and vas w atched with eager eyes by those on shore. After some effort, those w ho clung to the boat were cache-! bv a rope and saved from their perilous situation. Attention was now drawn to the women, the wives of h' two men upon the Island, who, frcntic with fear, ran o and liound begged to be taken off. They were to rigbtcnea nt their supposed danger, that no pcrsua*<on ould pa' ify them and it was determine J to ri arn them. A urge boat was sent for, but while they were wailing lor it, h'ee negroes were discovered in it above snd on their i.. >u.. i. i. - a ii..? ..... _ r?i s the boat wan of the huge ones used upon the Canal, and he fierce rush of the waters rendered the use of polea imio?sible. They, however, urged her 011 the host they ould and finally jurt reached the verge of thu Island : a lutch at the trees held but an instant?a second limb also ;ave way?but fortunately the third grasp held and they arcly escaped going over the rocks also.?At this time a econd small boat, with seven blacks in it, started and ia ie the trip in safety , and singular to tell, the women referrad to return in the small boat, bringing with them n infant. They came over in safety, but only to have aeir feelings still mora lacerated by the news that their usbands, whom thry parted w ith but a?momint belore, ere gono to their last solemn account. It is remarkable that Kdwards's w ife was lost near the ime place, in a storm some twa y ears ago, as many reitmber. lie had married again, and was drou ned in the ght of his second wife. He was a memberot tha Washtcton Society until about two weeks since, when he bandoned his pledge and took to drink again. A negro woman at Rockett's.on Saturday, in endeavorig to catch a log that*waa running past, lost her balance, fl into the wn!er, and was seen no more. Several amusing incidents occurred in the midst of tho irrible scene. A tine young steer, which had been light upon the islands between the Toll House and iaiii heiter, had gone from spot to spot, until at last he as driven to the top of a solitary tock, which just afirdrd him safety. There he stood, tor hours, philosophislly teflecting it|>on the pro?i*-ct befor e him, until at ist, driven by lesr or hunger, ho made a leap and galii tly struck out for the shore he bail been so long wi-tilly'watching. The spectators on the bridge were all scitement. " He's gone," shouted twenty voices. "No, lere he is?there?there?he's safe !" lie just touehed ic island below the bridge, and as he did so, giving himilf a good shake, he raised his nose high in air, and belwad out a cry of triumph. The crowd greeted his ealei: with a tremendous shout, as he came from the wa A portion of the bridge, the other fid# of the toll-house, ave war early on Saturday afternoon. Three men ere upon it, at the time it started, but by being very imble the) escaped. The sight of the ii?er was awfully gi.ind, a: ' a vi 'he Kall? Plantation, wheretho topsol ih? wheat stacks si peered anovr the water, seen at a distance, resembled large flock of birds floating upon the surface, presenting <: 1 but t' rillingly grand sight. No such rapid rise has rr been known in the river?none ever equalled in its 'structireueaa, anil lew hare exceeded it in height.? iclimond Star, July 17. QtJ' MEDICAL ADVICE.?Any person, on forwarding the Cm i or Mrniriac *i?o Phaimsct, a letter conining a description ol hi-- or her ense, nncl the sum of it Dollar, will be furnished with a letter ol Medical viee, containing full directiona aa to diet, regimen, k'. id one dollar's worth of sueh of the preparations of tho iLisos as mar be ordered, W. 8. RICHARDSON, Agent, trr Neseau-<t. (ft- THF, VOTARIES OF UNLAWFUL PLEAltfet do, indeed, even here pay the penalty of their imea. But their au Airings are wofullv aggrn , ated by e malpractlca of quarks. How many are tht re who ery day have r inse to mourn over blighted hopea of corery, and disease, rendered tenfold violent and deadly nostrum venders without principle or knowledge ich autferers are invited to call at the offices of the Colre of Medicine and Pharmacy, who olfcr them aafa and ectnal remediea, deacribnd ui the advertiaement in the it page of this day's paper.

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