Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 7, 1844, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 7, 1844 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. Vol. X., No. 44V?Whole Ha. IMtt. NEW YORK, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1844. Price Two Cents. WONDERFUL DI8CLO8URE8 RE SPECTING MORMONI8M. A NARRATIVE OF THE Adventures and Experience OF JOSEPH B. JACKSON, IN NAUVOO, Ditclosing the Depths of Mormon Villainy. (concluded ) When we got within a half mile of Montrose, Richardson who had previously, by fair promises, induced Karnes to $ive up the halter of his horse, which he had held in his hand during most of the journey, put spurs uud ran into the town. At this time the boy was on behind me, and of course I could make but little speed: the other?, however, started after Richardson, and I expected to find them bit in Ii>wh. When 1 arrived at the old Bar racks, 1 whs surprised 10 find Kernes und Stout alone, sitting on their horses. I as-ked where the balance of the company was, buf they did not know, and appeared to be waiting for them to come up. 1 suggested that they had gone on to town, and urged them to_follow on with me. So on we went, but on arriving at Peck's store, we were sur rounded by about fifteen men. whom Richardson's friends had aroused, and wno were armed with guns and bayonets. They soon took off the lad from behind me, and Richardson pointed to me and said to one of the gang, "Uncle John, this is the man that drew a pistol on me and said he would shoot, if I did not drop my shovel." With this, the old fellow, who was very stout, seized the bridle of my horse, and ordered me to turn around and go back to Carpenter's Tavern, sayiug that Lynch Law was good enough lor me, and that I should have until sunrise to say my prayers. This made me feel rather curious, but I determined on a bold push to extricate myself. I drew my pistol, and pointing it directly at the old fellow's head, said I, " Let go my horse, or I'll blow off the cap piece of your skull." This confounded him so completely, that he loosed his hold and jumped back. With this, I gave a loud yell, struck my horse with the pistol, and bounded through the men, who stood with fixed bayonets immediately in front of me. My horse received three bayonet wounds, but I es caped unhurt?they fired on me, but it being too dark to see a rod ahead, they shot at random. Stout, in the meantime, escaped in the confusion, and we ran our horses to the ferry boat, where we found the balance of the company we had lost. We all boarded the boat, (Karnes being, as we thought, in possession of tne people of Montrose,) and rowed for our lives ove- to Nauvoo. On ar riving there, we found Joe partially dressed, wrapped in his mantle. He had heard the report of guns on the other side, and had got up at this early hour, which was for him very unusual, to see what had happened. On landing, we told him our story, t damned the men as a pack of cowards, for having left myself, Stout and Karnes. On learning that Karnes was still in Montrose, the Prophet raised an alarm, called out the Legion, and Save orders to pass over the river and release ioiher Karnes, who, he said had been kidnapped by the Missourians. The whole city was thus thrown into confusion, and hundreds rushed to the river, and crossed over in all manner of crafts. While this was going on, Kurne* was discovered in a canoe paddling across the river above town. All hands went to meet him, and ac he landed they cried out, " Halleluiah! Glory to God! well done Brother Karnes!" (fee. Karnes was utterly con founded at .these demonstrations; but kept still He could not, however, have looked meaner had he been detected in sheep stealing. So well did .Toe m&nagr. this affair, that to this dav the people of Nauvoo generally believe that Karnes was in reality kidnaped by the Miksouriana; and of course, the story told by the people of Montrose, was set down by Joe's honest dupes to the credit of persecution. Thus ended this nefarious plot, which, had it s? far succeeded as to have got Richardson to Nauvoo, the order of Joe was to tie an iron bar to hi* shoulders, and throw him into the Mississippi for cat fish food. My action in this affair gave Joe the greatest confidence in me, and aided the belief that I was in reality a despe rado. He now threw off all tke restraint under which ne had previously acted, and seemed no longer to doubt that 1 would readily carry any measure oi his, no matter how black or drfmnable. Inconsequence of my having made so great a conquest of his confidence by "my conduct in this affair, 1 was admitted into all his secret councils, and was confided in so far, tha' he disclosed to me every act of his lite, that he had occasion to refer to, in conversation. By this means, I became possessed of facts in relation to the plunderi.-.g, murdering and counterfeiting operations, in which Joe ha* been for years engaged, and in which he is aided by accomplices throughout the country. As these things were merely disclosed to me by Joe, ! will not ven ture at present to mention names : but 1 believe that it the government and the people woula raise the means, and enter in a proper spirit into measures to ferret out the vil lain*, 1 could disclose fact* sufficient to leud to the dntec tion ol numbers of a band of scoundrels who infest the whole county, and have their head quarter* at Nauvoo. Ye*, this fai lamed Holy City of Nauvo has been the hid ing place of more stolen goods, horses and thieves, than any other spot on earth, and there, under the protection of the city ordinance, wthich forbid an officer of justice to search lor person* or property, unless the writ was first endorsed by Joe, tnd executed by the City Marshal? they remained in perlect security. It is not the country in the immediate vicinity of Nau voo, that alone suffer* from the depredation <of these land pirates; the whole State, and Iowa and Missouri to a great extent, feel the scourge. Yes, in Missouri, Joe Smith has his friends and emissHries. But enough of this, my object is to tell what I saw and heard of events passing bo-tore me, and not of what was transpiring at a distance. When, however, the time arrives, 1 will not be silent. It was shortly alter the adventure I have related above, (16th of January, 1844.) that Joe informeJ me, in conver sation, that he had been endeavoring lor some two months to get Mrs. William Law for a spiritual wife. He said that he had used every argument in his power to convince her ol the correctness of his doctrine, but could not suc ceed. I then asked him how he dsre preach such doc trines to virtuous and well meaning females, in the name of the Lord ; and in relation to the particular course he was pursuing towards Mrs Law, I remarked that it aston ished me to see him profess so great friendship for Law, while at the same time he was endeavoring to destroy his happiness by the (eduction of his wife. To this he repli ed, that Law was trying to seduce Emma. and he was de termined to beat him I then a?k< d him if Km ma knew ef his having so many spiritual wives, to whicn he replied that she did, and was knowing to every act of his life, and he believed she was tbe most viituous woman on eaith , and that she even would not be true to him if she could get a chance ; but said ho, " I watch her clo^e and mean to, so long as I live." I then axked him if he could blame Law if he should seduce Emuia Ho seemed to think that Law would not do such a thing. I then reminded him that he just said that Law had tried to seduce Emma, in order to justify (his own proceeding with Law's wife, but that now he contradicted himself by expressing so much confidence in Law. To get out of bis dilemma, he said that the truth was, Emma wanted Law for a spintual hus band, and that she urged as n reason that as he had so many spiritual wives, she thought it but tair thut the should at least have one man spiritually sealed up to her, and that she wanted Law, because he was such a " sweet little man." He then tried to persuade me to aid him in his purposes on Mrs. Law, and said that he would employ any stratagem in order to accomplish his object, and went on to say, that he and had hoth tried to per suade her of the correctness of the doctrine, but that she would not believe it to be of Qod. 1 told him that he must carry his plot bimsell.for I would have nothing to do with Mich things ; but remarked, that if all parties were agreed, that he ami Law had better swop wives To which he replied that that was all Emma wonted The conversa tion then turned on o'.her subjects (and Joe boosted of his teats and schemes, and how cuuniugly he had carried his measures. He spoke of his spiritu>il wive* particularly, nnd called them "gnat captains," in his service to carry his design, and rematke-l Diet through them he could get any stranger's money I asked him how be would work the matter ; to which be replied, that he had only to tell certain of his spiritual wives, thnt such a man had been in the Missouri war, and that he should be put out of the way, and his property and money consecrated to tho use of the church; then, said he, it is d?d easy for them to get into his good graces, and to mix a white powder with his victuals, and put him out of the way. I then told him thut he ought to give me the names of these women, its they might be ol great service to me in carrying his secret measure*. He then went cm to give me the names of women, who he said would go to the ends of the earth lor him ; but I shall not in thi- place dis close them. My reason for silence on this point is, that tUe Governor, to whom I disclosed all the abomi nations to which I refer in these pages, did not pur sue tbe proper policy, but treated my disclosures with contempt Had he marched to Nauvoo, a* was proposed, with tin army, I would have been willing to pledge m> life that I could have produced proof, damning prujf, ol every word I havo said. To discloso numes, when the proof was at hand, would have produced its proper effect : but to mention them in these page* would only defeat the object which I have in view. Besides this, many of Joe's *>;>iri?ual wive* are honest in their belief of the correctness of the doctrine, end to tbe world they have untarnished chaiacters ; it would not therefore be generou* in me nor would the world jtutify it, to disclose the names el such as are misguided and deceived, hut not abandoned, and t'ms forever blight their reputations. But more ol this anon To return to Joe's attempts on Mrs. Law. For the pur pose of effecting his object he got up a revelation that Law was to be sealed up to Emma, and that Law's wife was to be hi* ; in other word*, there was to be a spiritual swop. Jot! nad never before s.iffrrrd his passion lor an> woman to carry him so far a* to be willing to sacrifice Emma for iu gratification ; but in tliii cue, no doubt, the object *u the more pr)?ed because ol the difficulty ol jrocuimg it. It ui?y be proper here to observe that Law, although oiie ol me principal men of the church, yet ho wan not one ol ihoutt to whom it waa given to know "the fullness oi the kingdom," although an enthusiastic Mormon, j et he waa but litUe acquainted with any other than matters paiticularly pertaining to the ohurch. He had frequent ly heard oi the spiritual wile doctrine liom the Gentiles, but he, not having heard such doctrine taught by Smith, set it down aa a aianderous persecution against the church. When, however, this new revelation was made known to him, his eyes were oj*ned, and at once he in dignantly rejected the doctrine as not of Ood but of the Devil. Such was his vehemence and indignation that it became apparent to Jue that he had presumed too much on Law's taith, and that it would be idle to attempt to stud' hiin with the doctrine. There was no alternative, there fore, lor Jo j, but to destroy Law's influence, and there fore a great bustle waa loised and Law cut oil' liom tho holy older. This placed Law, wbo was particularly sen sitive, in an awful dilemma, and so powerlully did the Irequent lectures he received work upon his nerves, that I entertained serious apprehensions that he would be come crazed. One Sunday morning Joe and 1 had a long talk concern ing Law, in which he avowed, not lor 'he nr?t time how ever, his determination to put Law out of the way, for he had become dangerous to the church of Jesus Cbiist ol Latter Day Saints, and that it waa the willol Ood that he should be removed. He, however, wished to proceed in such a manner that he would be able to get Law's wile. He then determined on calling out the police, as it was publicly called, but Danites in private, which the city council had given him the sole command of, with iiower to disband or hold them oil duty at hit discretion. He de termined to keeo lorty of them on duty, twtnly at a time, underlay of the city. The reason lor this proceeding, as given to the people, wu, that he thought ll necessary to have a city watch; but the real object, aa disclosed to mo, was, to murder his enemies. These men were, aa Joe told me, sworn to thelollowing oath : "You do, each and evory one of you, having tho power of the Holy Ohost conferred upon you by the first {'residency ol this Church, swear that you will protect me and my household, in every measure that I may deem lawful in tho sight ot Ood, or thut 1 consider necessary to the piospenty ol the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SainU?Murdtr and Treason not excepted, so help you Ood." After having given me the substance ol the oath, he re marked that he could through these means do the thing ip nicely. Not only waa his design to remove William Law, but also William Marks. The spite he had against the latter, arose from the tact that he had endeavored to seduce the daughter of Marks, and ahe had informed her parents, who were veiy wiathy, and Joe dreaded their influence. For this reason, he said that those individuals if they were not checked would ruin the church. "Now," said he, "1 will work it this way : I will keep twenty on watch under the command of Captain Dunham, who will set' it five to do the work, and these men will both be missing, and then I'll make a great noise about it, and call it persecution. Now, said he aint thia a d d good plan to get rid of traitors? But," he continued, " you must keep this from Kmma, for she thinks so much ol Law that she wont submit to it." 1 replied that 1 would. He then said that he intended to keep i p thia watch until he had rid the city of his euemiea, and there were some in the country whom he also inteudtd should go by the board. He sa>d that the church had already sulfered enough from persecutors, and that he would submit no longer?men must cease their persecutions, or he would give them a dose that would stop them. 1 had listened patiently thus far to the mad and heiliah schemes of this wretch, when I took a bold and decided stand in opposi tion to him. I took the part of Law and Marks particu larly, for they were the only ones in immediate danger. Joe accused me ol tying his hands, and said he could do nothing if opposed. In the meantime a Mr. Norton had be come by some means (possessed of the facts, and gave Law a bint of what was going on Kmma had also overheard something to arouse her suspicions, and 1 kept the matter in limbo by hammering at Joe in private. Soon the plot became almost visible. The people grum bled greatly at the immense expense of the forty guards which weie kept in pay, without any good cause being assigned, and suspicion was aroused throughout the city, that some underhand work was in contemplation Wm and Wilson Law having heard, by the vague inloimatiou they had received, that either one of them, or Marks was the Judas whom Joe sought, armed themselves and went to Joe's house. On seeing them, Joe became desperattly n) armed, and gave every evidence of his apprehensions They hud a long conversation, in thecouisu ol which Joe uiurfp .so . e abusive remark, which so exasperated Wilson Law, he drew his pistol, and made Joe snollow his words in a hurry. So great was the excitement, that it wafl with diMcuRv that William T.?w nnH IIv *??**? ?n.Uk could prevent Wilton from firing Joe teeing his plans foiled, determined on making capi tal of the whole affair, by raihing the cry of persecution. Accordingly he called the City Council together, ami in order to show the public that there was no ground for the rumors that had been afloat concerning the plot against Law, he brought all tne forty guards up and questioned ?very man whether he had ever bound them by a secret oath. Every man appeared perfectly amazed, and not one had ever known otany such thing, nor did they know any thing about the conspiracy against Law and Mai kit. This is a part of Joe's game; whenever he is accused ?! secret plots. he calls his men, who are instructed to ap Kar as foolish as possible, to disprove the accusation, this instance they endeavored so hard to api>ear silly, that a sensible man might have detected the trick; but the faithful were convinced that Joe had been vilely persocn ted and slandered, and that there was no ground whatever for the accusation against him. Joe, alter having proved himself innocent by his accomplices, turned on the old man Norton, and called him all manner ol vile names; told him his tongue ought to be pulled out by the roots, am), said he,' D n j?u, if you ever give vent to such anoth er rumor, without more cause, I will order jou cut up and fed to cat-fish " This was in presence ol the City Council, and a Urge number ot st ectators The poor old fellow, who was a true Mormon and an honest man, really thought that the indignation ot Heaven wa? let loose upon him, and he looked the very image of penitenco ana submis sion. After delivering himself of his rage on the old man Joe turned to the City Council and declared that he wn? Law's warmest friend, and so completely did he spread the deceit on them, that the Laws were induced to keep what had passed between them and Joe to themselves, and to the world every thing appealed lair. Law did not know that I bad any knowledge of what passed, until 1 gave him a hint ot his danger, and then disclosed what fknew ol the affair that had transpired between him and Joe. From that day we had a perfect understanding. To prevent an interruption of my narrative, I have omitted an interview that I had with Joe and Hyrum, at the time the plan to assassinate Law was first concocted. Previous to Joe having settled upon any particularplan for the temoval of Law, he sent for Hyrum to covisel with him. We all three took a walk down the river )*8iik, and Joe made known to Hvrum that he had lold me ?he whole plot against Law's lite, which appeared to please him; but he opposed Joe's plan ot astassmation, and stated that if Law was cut off in this manner, it would bring the whole Gentile world down on them. He then suggest- ? ed what he called a better plan of operation, which was to win Law's friendship by|appeering sorry,and apologizing for what had happened, and then invite him to a party, where they could easily put a white powder in his tea. Joo thought a few moments on the plan, and said that Emma would be in the way, and she would not suffer it. Hyrum met this objection by saying, that he would get hU wile to call off Emma's attention, and then Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Durfe would do up the business; Law wouid be taken suddenly ill; they would be called to lay hands on him, and no one would suspect the cause of his death. This course he deemed much safer than Joe's; because by his plan there would be suspicion and trouble. Joe said ho would take the evening to think on it Soon alter we arrived at the Nauvoo House, and Joe went home Hyrum and myaelf proceeded alone lo Joe's store. When we arrived th<-re, I proposed to walk back of the store to the river, being desirous to get something further out of Hy Him. I then asked him some questions about Mrs. Thompson, whether she could be trusted. &?.. I told him that I did net want her acquaintance unlen she was one ol the secret women. He replied that I need have no fears of her, lor he would trust her with his life. Said he, "if I ware te tell her to put on men's clothes, and set Law's Mill on fire, she wonM do it. Oh ! my Ood ! she is a captain" I then remaiked, that 1 ha.i heard that she was one of hi* spiritual wives, and now I did not doubt it. Said he. "who told you?" I replied that the Prophet told me, not only ol her, but of nearly all their secret women, and it was right that he did, for they might ho of service to mo In carrying their measures. " Yes !" said be, " I have flept between her and my wife." " My Hod," said I, ?' how did yon kep them from quarrelling !" " Oh," ?aid he, "they are sisters; and that is not all, they are one in ( hrikt Jesus " He then went on to give me a history ot his feats with his spiritual wives, but for reasons above mentioned, I will withhold names There are women, however, who should be exposed, such a* this Mrs. Durfee. Taking her own con fession and Joe's stories us correct, there is not, I beliive, such another perfect flerd in human shape on the Earth. A mere devout, pious and virtuous being, than she apparently is, cannot be found in any church; but a mora perfect specimen of hnaven, villainy, and evi ry thing (hut is detestable in humanity, than she in reality is, the Union cannot produce. A stranger who visit* Nauvoo can form no idea of the corruption practi ced in the city. To him, every thing appears perfectly quiet and harmonious, and he is favorably impressed ; and hence, sets down all that he hears against the Mormons, as originating in religious intolerance. IVajs! a man may live for years in this place, and know but little of its im quilies, so completely dues Joe cover Up his crime. Many who were dl*|>osed to tell what they knew, were deterred and are still deterred by the fear of the power of Jee and the secret clan about him. Whsn any thing of a (lis graceful character is disclosed, Joe, ever ready to prove a negative, will bring together his clan and prove himself Saifectly innocent ; and thus, no matter how vile bis con net in private, the individual who ventures to disclose it, not only runs the risk of his life, but has but little hopeol making the people believe his story. Joe's conduct with the *v?men of Nauvoo, surpasses every thing In block neea that I have ever heard or read of. I have froin his own mouth and from the mouth of his victims, state inents which I dare not reveal; for the world will cot be lieve that such corruption could votiibly exist. Yet, if protection could be afforded to some of those females who ?v ere the victims of these wretches (the leader* in Nau. vooj I could, I believe, from tfeit ow n mouths, procure confessions that would startle the woild 1 have visited, fieqneiitJv, those women whom Jon supported for th< gratification of hit Inst?I have found them subsisting on the coarsest food, and not daring to utter a word ot complaint, for they feared Joe Smith mora than they did their Ood. I have appealed to the finer feelings of their nature, anil seen them weep ai children when dwelling en the degraded state to which their credulity had reduced them. Knowing me to be in the "onfidMiro of Joe, they hesitated not to untold theii grieU to me, but their neighbors and acquaintances gen erally, know nothing ef their feelings or their degnrt*. (ion. These remark* apply only to a portion 01 the apir. itual wive*, for there aie many who are a* corrupt an Joe himself. . . . , From my knowledge of the spiiitual wife system, 1 should thiiik that the number of secret women in Nauvoo cannot be much less than six hundied. There are many married, ax well us single women in this number j and ao slyly do they carry on iheir operation*, that ihe husbands of ?? any have never mistrusted the tact. Occasionally, a matter of this kind was detected tbat opened the eyes of a few persons : and so conspicuous were things made to appear ihe early part ol this spring, that every man in the city, who wai not ao blinded by tunaticism as to doubt the evidence of his own senses, could have seen wjiat damna ble iniquity was practiced. In const quence ol the discov eries then made by the two Laws, Dr. toster and others, and tne exposure tbat followed, many of the most intelli gent and rehpectable of the church dissented, denounced Joe as a fallen prophet, and iormed a new society. But to return to my conversation with Hyrum. Alter giving me his experience in the spiritual wife system, he urged me to take a few women, and named two or three whom he said would suit me. 1 thanked him, and said 1 had no desire to form any connection with any women in the city, but if 1 should change my mind 1 would give his choice the preference, in part. As we returned to the store, we met Dr. Richards, and Hyrum said to him that lie would prophecy on my head that 1 would soon come into the church, aud become as great a man as ever Paul waa. To this I made but little reply, and left them to gether. I went down to Joe'a bouse, and, on entering, 1 lound Joe in conversation with Emma, who was weeping bitterly. 1 asked Joe if he was engaged. He replied by telling me to walk into bis council room, and he would I>v there presently. 1 accordingly went in, and found Porter Rockwell sweeping the room. After I took my seat, Rockwell remarked that there was trouble in the camp. Maid I, " yes, and it appears to be of a serious na ture." Presently Joe entered and took his seat beside me. He appealed vexed with Emma, because she opposed him in hid pians against Law. lie said she was mad because she could not get Law for a spiritual husband, and that he would be obliged to turn off his spiritual wives that he kept about the house. Accordingly ,in a few days Joe broke up house-keeping, and Ebenezer Robinson toek the house. Joe and all his family boarded with him ; and thus tea or twelve poor fe males whom he had duped, and some ol whom really thought, that they had had the Holy Ghost for a bed-fellow, w? re turned out cl house and home to shilt lor themselves. Joe's reason, as giveu to the people, for thus breaking up housekeeping, was that he had ioo much business, and had not time sufficient to attend to both household con cerns and the affairs of the church. But to return to my conversation with Joe in the oouncil room. He taiu that he had come to a Arm determination that no traitor should live in the city, and that there were some in the country who be said should go by the board. He named Laws, Doctor and C. A Foster, Higbee, Kilbourn of Fort Madi son, Fleak of Keokuk, Sharp, Col. Williams, H. I . Wil son and A. Sympson, who, he said, were a pack of perse cuting d?d rascals, and were continually sapping his heart's blood by their influence; and," continued he, " I will prophecy in the name of God that every one of the d?d vipers thall be out off" " There," said he " 1 have said it in the name oi Almighty God, and one by one they shall be missing, and my prophecy lulfilled to the letter. Now don'i you oppose me, for you will weaken my arm. I icarcely knew which to be tne most astonished at, the Internal villainy, or the mad presumption of the wretch. He seemed to think that he could, with perfect impunity, rid the country of his enemies. 1 have no doubt that he could, so lar as law is concerned, but past i xperience should have taught him to fear the vengeance ol Bn ex cited multitude. After giving me this caution, he re marked that if I would strengthen his aim, he would build me up in the world. It was shortly alter this con versation, that I aommeuced my opposition to him, con cerning his plot against Law ; this I did not do, however, until 1 saw his plan of operation was matured. When this was made apparent, I took a bold stand, and in the presence of his secret council, and of several ol his L'au lies, I denounced the plot, as a toul, cowardly and damna ble piece of villaiay. He soon saw that I was not what he had imagined me to be, and as a stepping stone to the accomplishment ol his great object, he laid a plot for my removal. Hu appeared, if any thing, more friendly than ever, and I began to mistrust treachery; but lor some time could get no evidence, until at last some of his wo men disclosed that a plot waa on loot against me In the meantime, I endeavored to talk him out of his plot against Law, and gave Law a lew hints ot his dan ger, but not ol a pointed or deftnito character, for lear that he would be husty, yet sufficient to put him on his guard In order tbat 1 might be able to get the infor mation I desired, concerning the secret designs against me. I commenced a correspondence with Hyrum Smith s daughter, and so completely won her confidence, that she watched every movement, and reported to me her obser vations From her, I obtained many valuable items, and amongst the rest, the truth of a certa n rumor that had been afloat in town, concerning Joe's having feigned u revelation, that he should have the wife of William Smith mar.ied tolhim spiritually. This was in the winter ol 1842-'3, while William was iu the Legislature, and pre vious to my last residence in Nauvoo. His wife wrote to him and told what overtures Joe had made, which greatly exasperated William, and produced quite a dis.uibance in the'Holy City. When William returned to Nauvoo, he gave the people's Prophet a grand flogging, Lavina (Hyrum's daughter,) in her conversation with me, de clared the above statement true, and said that that was not the worst. I pressed her to tell me all, and finally she said that about the latter part ol May, 1843, J<* had leigned a revelation to have Mrs. Milligan, his own sister, married to him spiritually. This was just after William Smith had Nauvoo to preside over a branch of the chmch at Philadelphia : Joe and he having hushed up heir difference When this revelation was made known to Mrs. Milligan, she wrote to William, giving an account of Joe's conduct, and said that she should go back to the State oi Maine, and siiend the summer. When she received an answer from William, she accordingly uid go. In his answer, William gave Mrs Milligan a good piece of advice concerning Lavina ; and cautioned her not to let Joe get the advantage of her. Previous, however, to this answer arriving, Joe had a revelation concerning Lavina, who was at that time living with him and attend ing on her Grandmother. Lavina went to her aunt, Mrs. Milligan, ior advice, and enquiredof her it thin was law ful iu the sight of Ood. Mis. Milligan told her not to submit, and wept bitterly to think that Joe was so base as first to try to seduce William's wife, then his own sister, and lastly his nieca. She advised Lavina to leave Joe s house, and shun it as she woul-l a house ol ill fame. Ac cordingly, Lavina did so. About this timo, I had a conversation with Joe, (who, it will be recollected still professed great friendship for me, doubtlessly for sinister purposes,) which turned on the spiritual wife doctrine. Joe had been drinking quite freely, and I broached the subject ol the rumor concern ing Mrs. Milligan and Lavina. Joe would not own that lie had tried bw own sister, but confessed the whole mat ter In relation to Lavina ; and said that he got Hyrum to consent to it by giving him one ol his spiritual girts, whom Hyrum loved dearly, (a Miss 8) He said that he bad lost Lavina by the loolishness of Clayton, but, snid he, ?' I'll have her yet" This William Clayton is one ol Joe's private clerks, and a ready cat's paw lor all manner of base work. He has lived with his wife and wife's sis ter in common for the la<t year, and hat children by both of them. This is the man who Joe had set to woik to lead his niece into the paths of iniquity, aiding him tiy feigned revelations. Buf this innocent girl had timely warning from her aunt, who admonished her not to hearken to the foul counsels of her father and uncle, and was thus saved from the pit into which so miny had fall. n. In relation to Mis. Milligan, i would obseife, that although not per sonally acquainted with her, I have frequently heaid her spoken of by Joe's spiritual wives, who never tailed to tulogue her as a nobto and excellent woman I have heard pome of them say, after my depicting their desper ate condition to them, ?' Oh, that I hod taken the advice of Mrs. Milligan, I might then have been saved from all this infamy to which I am now reduced.^ From which it will appear that Lavina was not the first ste had warned As before stated, when Joe saw that I was in opposition to his dastardly and black hearted measures concerning Law, h" began to plot against my life ; but having seve ral confidents among the women, I kept the windward of him, but determined to leave the city as soon as I could settle some business that I had on hand. The first plot that I learned of, was to get up a California expedition, and murder me on the route. I had lived in California, and Joe knew that 1 had crossed the prairies. He there, lore proposed to send under my direction ? company of his Dnnites to California, to explore the country and look out a situation for a branch of the church ? This thing was talked ol for several days, without my suspecting the object. A certain lady, however, who had heard Joe, Hytum, and Dr. Richards ;n conversation. camo to mo and gave mo to understand what wm going on ; anil told ma that the plot war to cut started, and kill me ; and then return and irnort th:it the Indian* hndshot their pilot,and they were obliged to retnrn. This she declared was the noli- object ol the California expedition.and she made me (wear that I would never divulge her namo. Hhe is n young lady, and liven yet in Nanvoo, and ?he is o* ligt d to live thero, and I would be very aorry to give lier any trouble while ?ho ia yet In bondage. I had good reason to believe this lady's statements, lor they eame lrom the purest motivea, and as soon as I refuted to go to Califirnia, the whole matter dropt, and I heard no more of the expedition. The next plot which I heyd of, was, for Willard Richard* to invito me to go wnh him hunting on the Island. There several men wero to be placed in ambush, who would ahoot mo, and then Rich ards to run to the city and cry " mob, persecution, Mis souriana, Ike." This plot was also revealed to me by ? young lady who wished much to serve me. Hhortiy alter thia revelation, Richards met me in the street and pro posed a hunting excursion on the island. I made nn eva aive reply, and give him a significant hint as to his object Another plot which wa* detected In the execution, was thla: I slept at Snyder's, on the ground floor, immediate ly under a window. One night I waa awakened by a kind of nibbling noise like the gnawing of a rat. A cur tain wa* drawn across the window, mid the assassin wait attempting to cut the putty from the glass, and then diaw the curtain aside that he might make a sure shot On hearing the noise, 1 arose gently in bed, and seized m\ pistol. The villain, however, heard the noise, and fled The next morning thu tracks of his feet were visible, the cutting of the putty from the glass was also witnessed and, in the haste of the retreat, thu fence had been knock ed down. These things were seen by many of Hnyder's lamily, and others, who will substantiate my statement Alter the last evidencea being presented to me of Joe's in

(ontinns on my Ille, I went severnl times to see him, but could never And him He waa sick or absent, or some such excuse wes all the satisfaction I could get O. I*. Rockwell had the impudence once to ask me " what mj business with the General waa ? " I replied that that was a matter between him and me My determination waa to beard him in hia villainy, and if he gave the alightest pro vocation, to shoot him. Shortly alter the last mentioned attempt on my life 1 lelt the llolv ' It*. As u-Kaida l.avina Smith, I should not have mentioned her nunc, if it ware net that William Smith iaat spring, in St. Louis, gave ma the same statement in regard to Jo?'a 1 treatment of her, Mr*. Milligan and of his wife, which I have detailed above. William remarked that Mrs MUli gan had always thwarted Joe, and ihe al way a would ; and the reason why Joe had treated him aa he had, waa because he had alwayi opposed him in hia diabolical achemea of assassination I believe that William ia too honorable a man, to deny this statement; indeed, at one time, it weuld have taken but little provocation te have induced hia to have exposed Joe, and all lua schemes of villainy. 1 have now given a brief sketch of some of the damna ble practices carried on, in the name of religion, in Nau voo ; but to avoid an interruption, 1 have omitted to nar rate aoveral matters that passed before my observation. The world it generally aware of the fact, that Joe Smith waa a candidate for the Presidency. This has excited uni veraal contempt and merriment; for no one conceived that Joe had any idea ol his own success ; but he had his object, even in this, which was more treasonable and deeper laid than a person unacquainted with him could imagine. His object was simply this 'There was a Mr. Brown, formerly of Rushville, 111., with whom I bccame acquainted in Nauvoo, soon after my arrival there. This man has a wonderful genius for invention, and has plan ned a sub marine battery and a steam flit: ship, which, to all appearance, is capable of great execution. He stated to me, that he had been operating lor 31 years, in perfect ing this work, but had not the means to bring the matter before the nation, and that Joe had made him a proposition which had caused him to remove to Nauvoo. This proposition was to furnish the means to take him, together with O. A. Adums and Orson Hyde, to Russia, where the invention would be laid before the Emperor ; and as Joe had great laith in its success, he expected a large sum for the secret, which Brown and Joe were to divide. Thia was palmed off on Brown, but was far from being Joe's real object. His real objeot, as he disclosed it to me, waa this : ha would first run for President, and thus be able to prove to theKmperor of Russia his strength in the Union. He would then send (J. A. Adams, Orson Hyde and Brown to t ussia, and after the utility of tbe invention had been fairly proved to the Emperor, Joe'a proposition to him was to be submitted? whiah was to lorm a league for the overthrown of th? powers that be. Now tnia may seem too ridiculous for any man to imagine possible ; nevertheless, no one ac 3uuinted with the .excessive vanity of Joe Smith, will oubt but that he in reality, believed that he could lorm even so preposteious a union. Joe's idea was, that by the aid of Brown's invention he could introduce himself to the Emperor, and having the strongest faith in the efficiency of the new discov ery as an instrument of warfare, he imagined that if His Majesty could once see the wonderful work, that he would be willing even to take him as a partner in the benefits, for the sake of its advantages. As wild as this I scheme may seem, it is no wilder than many that have characterised Mormonism from its infancy. I deem it proper here to mention, that 1 told Uov. Fori, after hia arrival at Carthage, of the aubstance of what 1 | have disclosed in theje pages; and moreover, that I would pledge myself, if a pone sufficient for protection|were furnished, that I would go to Nauvoo, and show the secret paaaages and hiding places in the city, and lurnish evi dence of the strongest character to substantiate the truth ol what I had stated to him in relation to the Bogus opera tions, spiritual wife iniquity, plans of assassinations, tam pering with the Indiana, Sic. An order was given at once to march the forces to Nauvoo, as I supposed for that pur I pose, but after the arrival of a certain politician, things | took a turn; the order was countermanded, and a portion ofihettoops were disbanded on the prairie, while on their march. The world is aware ol what resulted from | their exasperation in const quence thereof. The limits of these pages pieclude any further remoi ks on this subjeet. Philadelphia. [Correspondence o 1 the Herald.] PHU,ADBLrHfA, Sept. 5, 1844. Bithop Onderdonk?Great Special Convention of the ProteUant Episcopal Churchof Pennsylvania. This great moral, intelligent and respectable body assembled in this city, at St. Andrew's Church, this evening at 6 o'clock, for the transac tion of important matters connected with the moral standing, not only of the Chnrch, but the character of its Bishop. The number of delegates present, witfi the spectator, was not so large as I antici pated ; but as the proceedings go on, the excite ment must increase. As yet, no ladiet have ap peared. Hibhop Onderdonk has been a great star in the religious world, but his glory has set?set forever! To the proceedingsi At the appointed hour, George M. Wharton, Secretary ex officio, called the convention to order, and stated the business before it; after which the certificates of the laymen were presented and laid upon the table. The roll of the clergy, as made out by the Bishop, was called, when it appeared 59 were pretenf, out of 74. The certificates of lay delegates were next recorded; after which the general roll was called, 120 answering to their names?71 churches having sent certificates of representalives, yet only 71 were actually represented. The number of ehurches in the whole diocese iB 116! The Secretary remarked, that according ta the rules of the previous Conventions, the election of a President was next in order. Dr Tynq immediately sprang up and nominated his friend, the Rev. Dr. Bull, as the oldest member of the diocese. The Rev. Dr. Uphold, ol Pittsburg?a very fine man?nominated the Rev. Dr. Bowman. The Co vention decided to vote by ballot. JosRrit R. Ingersolj., the able lawyer,briefly ad dressed the Convention. He said, thai when the presiding officer was absent, the rule was unani mous in all deliberative bodies, that where indivi duals voted in their representative capacity, and no cause to the contrary was shown, the vote by bal lot was the correct vote. The question being called for, it was decided to vote by ballot?yeas 89?nays 61. The Rev. Dr. Morton and Rev. Mr. Suddards, were selected to receive the ballots of the Clergy, each being entitled to one vote; and Messrs. Her man Cope and Osman Reed, to receive those of the Laity. On the first ballot there was no choice, when the Rev Dr. Bowman desired his name to be with draws. On the second ballot, the vote stood : Rev. Dr. Bull, 30 Clergy, 2fl Laity?total GO Rev. Dr Bowman, 28 " 90 " ?total M Rev. Ric'd. Morgan, 1 " ?total 1 Rev. Dr Uphold, 1 ?total 1 ISA The Rev. Dr. Bull was declared elected. He took his seat as presiding officer of the Convention, returned h few oriel words of thanks, and hoped he would he able to discharge his duty with satis faction to all. A communication from the Right Rev. Bishop Onderdonk, was handed in by Rev. Dr. Tyng, which was not read, from the fact thut the Con vention had not fully organized itself for the trans action of business. Communications were received from Lay Dele gates claiming peats? a finance committee appoin ted?after which, on motion of I)r. Tyng, the Con vention adjourned unul to-morrow morning. The Convention was in session about two hours and a halt. That its proceedings will be of an im portant character no one doubts; but whether Bish op Onderdonk will be'dealt with hs his offences?if true?deserve, is matter of speculation He is eith er guilty of the moHt criminal acts, or he it a much abused and injured man. If the latter, I cannot conceive why iuslriends desire the Church to enter into no investigation, but quietly accept his resigna lion! This is a great world, composed of and wonderful material. "Lbtters." Ministry in Canada ?His Excellency, the Gov ernor General, has been pleased to make the fol lowing appointments, viz ? The Honorable William Henry Draper, to be Attorney Oenernl, fo: that part ol the Province, formerly Upper Canada. The Honorable William Morri*, to be u member of the Executive Council of the Province of Cnnada, and al?o Receiver General. Denis Benjamin Fapineau, E?q , to be a member of the Executivo ( ouncil of the Province of Canada, and alto Commi**ioner of Crown Land*. Jam*-* smith, K*q., to he a member of the Executive Council of the Province of Camilla, and alio to be a Queen'* Counael in and for that part of the Province formerly Lower Canada, and Attorney Oeneral for the lane. We mentioned, in our Extra of ye*terdav, that, we hud rea*on to believe, Hi* Excellency had come to town for the pnrpoae of being pre*ent at the nwearing in of certain member* of the Executive, and a* will be seen atiove, the Canada Gazette Extraordinary, published in the afternoon, fullv confirm* d what we had >ai>l. Of the four gentlemen called to the Council, the Hon. Mriira Draper and Morriii. have been long known to the public, rripected for their talent* a* statesmen, and eiteemed a* mm of in dependent and upright character*. Me**r*. Papineau and Smith, have, hitherto been better known in pt Irate than in public life, but the high Mamling which the latter ha*, for year* back, held in hi* profesaien, afford* an abundant guarantee for hi* talenta and acquirement* a* a lawyer, and it i* not to hi* fellow cititen* here, that it can be ne ceuary for u* to *ay one word regarding hi* eitimabli character a* a man. Mr. Smith ha*. in time* pa^t, been too much devoted to the ardtiou* labours ol hi* profeasion to permit of hi* teking any very active part in politic** hut hi* opinion* are well known to have been of the mo*t liberal ca*t, although, alway* limited within the bonniln rie*of con*tituttonal liberty. Of Mr. Papineau'* qualifira tion* to preiide over the v?ry important deparimtnt to which he I* appointed, we cannot pretend to oner an opin ion.hnt we have every confidtnee in the discernment ol Hi* Excellency and the Judgment of those gentlemen win, have (ought him a* a colleague ?Montnut Herald, Sept 4 I^iw Wat** ?The wafer in the river was low er thi* morning than at nti) other time thl* *ea*on Norn of th<' larger i-la** of steamboat* weie utile to come abov the bar at CasteltoaAlbany Atlas, Sept ft Interesting from Texas.?We have received, by the arrival of the Republic, Crane, at New Or leans, ou the 28th uli., advices from Galveston to the 19th of last mouth. In a letter from our correspondent at Galveston, which we annex, it will be seen that it is the opi nion that the election of Dr. Jones to the Presi dency is cerlRtn. Other accounts, however, are as certain of the choice of General Burleson. Dr. Jones ts looked upon as opposed to annexation, and inlavorol political, if not commercial inde pendence. He sides strongly, however, in favor of a commercial alliance with England. His op ponent, who is a very popular man for the fight ing he has gone through for Texas, exerts all his influence ior an alliance with the United States. Galveston, Aug 16, 1844. There has been some considerable Bickness in Galveston of late. The yellow fever sei in h<-re about the first of July, and hascarned off some lew of the acclimated, but lias confined itself almost exclusively to the late European emigrants. It is said that about 150persons have died since it com menced its ravages. There have been some cases in Hnuf-ton aUo, but the country is generally healthy. The crops of every description are promising? the corn crop especially is very abundant?more corn having been made in some places than can be t.iktn care of The cotton picking season has commenced, a id rich rewards await the plauter?it he can only have dry weather. The sugar planters, though lew as vet, are succeeding well. The trial of Commodore E. W. Moore hBB not yet terminated?what the result will be, no one can say at present?you shall be advised ot the same so soon as it is known what the decision is. Our navy is being refitted to some extent. The election of President, Vice President and members ot Congress, will take place on the 2d of September. The Hon. Anson Jones, the present Secretary of State, it is generally thought will be elected by a large majority over his opponent, Ge neral Burleson. Mr. Jones, has always been a very prominent man in the country, and was chair man of a Committee, et a public meeting at Co lumbia in 1885?" reported resolutions which re sulted In the assemblage of the convention, whence emanated that Declaration ot Independence which proclaimed Texas dissevered from Mexico " In 1837 he was elected to Congress from the county of Brazoria. In 183S he was sent as minister to the United States Alter his return to Texas, he was e.ected to the Senate. In Dec., 1841, he was ap Sointed by President Houston Secretary of tute, which station he still holds with credit to himself and honor to the country. A better selection could not have been made in the country?for neither his honesty, his integ rity ^>r his ability have ever been questioned K. L. Anderson will be elected Vice President, there being no ^opposition to him, his opponent, Judge P. C. Jack, one of the most talented men in the country, having died a few weeks since. It has been reported that the Comanches had at tacked Corpus Christi, but that has be?n contra dicted by later arrivals from that neighborhood General A. T. Howard, Charge from the United States, has arrived and is at this time in Wushisg ton. He has already made a very favorable im pression here. No appointment has as yet been made to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of the lamented A. M. Green, late United States Consul at this port. He was universally esteemed and respected by the citizens of this country. Dau.nky. The Hon Richard Morris, District Judge, died at Gal veston on the 10th inot. Alio, on the6th, Mai. Taliaferro 8 Howard, in the 45th year of hia age. Maj. H. emigrated to Texan from Mississippi in 1840. Indian Attack!.?Tne Oalvesten Civilian of the 10th ?ays :? By the arrivnl of the sloop Tom Jack we have late ac counts from Corpus Christi No further Indian dlstur hanceshave taken place, and it in thought that the ma rauders, (now generally believed to be remnant of the Li pans,) havo gone to Mexico, in accordance with induce ments from that countrv. These red skinned knaven have for many years been allowed to remain within our nettle ments, fed, and received protection from the wild tribes, and have now probably gone over to Mexico, in the hope of repaying for similar lavora with their characteristic in gratitude and treachery. There is no further news or expectation that we can learn of an attack upon Corpus Christi by marauders from Mexico. Such an attack was doubtless contemplated but probably failed from the want of a sufficient number of persons to render probable the success of the underta king. The Civilian of the 17th states that advices from Cor pus Christi to the 11th inst. corroborate the above. We learn from the Houston Democrat of the 7th inst., that "a Mexican named Ariola, who had been pressed into the Mexican service and deserted, arrived at the house of his father in Montgomery county, a few days since, from Baa Fernandez. Tie states that active preparations are being made for an invasion of Texas." On the other hand, thu Civilian ef the 17th says: "By the last accounts, over land, frem the RioOrande, there were no indications of preparations to invade our territo ry It Mexico really intends to make war upon which point we are akeptical, she can have made but little pro gress as yet in getting ready." The Civilian remaiks?"From every quarter we hear that cotton picking is progressing rapidly, with undimin ished prospects of a good > ield." Later from Mexico.?By the J. W. Huntington, from Vent Cruz, whence she sailed on the 13th inst., we have advices from the city of Mexico a little later than we had previously received. Our papers contain moreol the correspondence between the Foreign Ministers resi. dent at Mexico and the Government of the country. Wt before remarked upon the stipeiciliuiis tone assumed by Santa Anna's Secretary towards the Spanish Minister.? He had in fact declared the correspondence at an end, in asmnch as be would allow of no foreign interference with the internal a (lairs of the republic, and insisted upon the justice and policy of the inlamous decree ef the 17th ol June, 1843, tnd expressed his determination to enforce it at all hazards To this the Spanish Minister replied, that inasmuch as the door to a discussion of the subject had been closed by the Government, and as unv further <1 ih cussion might prove useless, he should lay tne whole cor respondence before the Government of Hnain, wl.ose duty it would become to say whether the affair should be thus terminated. At the same time he protested against the right of the Mexicon Government to impose silence upon whomsoever may be honored " to speak in the name of a nation which admits of no superior " This show of spirit ? Irew at once from Sonta Annt, through S'enor Monastc lio, (huving charge of the portfolio of tnu Minister of For eign Affairs during Bocanegra's absence) a letter of apolo gy. He disavows any design of imposn.g silence upon the Spaniard, lie. As for the French Minister, Santa Anna gets rid of him by announcing to Baron de Cyprey that the Mexican hoi f;iven instructions to its own representative in Paris to ay the whole matter in dispute directly before the Gov ernment ot Louis Phillippe, thereby rendering any further discussion in Mexico useless. Perfectly characteristic tin a ! On the 3id ol July the Britiah Miniitcr mailt; ? demand of thi* nature upon the government He states tliat be baa nce.ved intellig< ncu that an Irishman, named Wm. livland, who wu on board the William A. Turner in the capacity of carpenter, differed death with others taken with Sentmanat, and that he wn? executed without hav ing been found in aims. He goes on to my, that while he abstains for the moment from expressing any opinion upon the melancholy information, he cannot allow himiieil to doubt that Bocynegni, in the name of the Mexican gov ernment, will furnish him with the n< censary proofs at tenting that bis unfortunate compatriot waa not put to death without having first of all proceeded to grant him a trial, which, as a British subject, he had every right to expect. An explanation, he says, is necessary, fur the satiafactiM *1 tlie government nntl people of Groat Bri tain, and that it would have been demanded earlier had the name ol the deceased been known te him. To this It is replied, that in the list of men executed at companions and accomplicea of Sentmatiat, trnnimitted liy (ten. Am pudia, there la no such name n? that pointed out ; but that, whatever the case may be, the British Minister may he assured and completely convinced that every indivi dual executed at Totmsco justly merited bis fate, ijnce (Jen. Ampudia pioceeded with prudcnce, equity,nni such forms of law as the gravity of the case demanded, in con firmation of which tlie release of the Kngliahmnn, Patter son la cited. The Dimrio Hi I Onhitrnn shows itself very indignant at the influence which the French exercise, or am endeavor ing to exeraisc, in the republic They aim, it allegis, through the moans of the press, to sow divisions betwxin the people and the Mexican Government. It urges upon the President to investigate the matter, and if the nnthois of the offensive articles he found to he Mexican, to have them punished; ami further, it urges him to take the pro per steps to rid the country of the foreign Influence sought to he exercised in the republic. El Si flu XIX, aa wa understand its reflections upon the decree of the 17th of May, denounces it as contrary to the organic base* ol the government. The Senate haa approved of ihe project of a law lot raising the money necessary for carrying on the war against Texaa. The detail' would All a column of our paper, and are not particularly interesting. Taxes are prrpoaed upon pretty nearly every thing that can bear tax ntion } but one article generously provides that (lie in habitants ol those inteiior departments, whether of tht east or west, or those of Chihuahua,! the fallfomlas am: New Mexico, which ate exposed to the incursions ef tl>e aavages, or which may become the theatre of the wru with Texas, shall he excepted from the payment of tl t taxea imposed by this law, at the discretion of the gov ernment. In the ( hamber of Deputies, the Committee to whom this law waa referred made a renon on the 2<l of August It insisted upon Its foimer opinions, though with ?om< modifications and additions. . huo the millions required do not appear to bo forthcoming An ElFRDITION AMONU THK INDIAN*.?W( ledm from a gentleman who left Fort Leavenworth on the 10th of last month, that preparations were then in pro gress among a body of about tire hundred U h diugoous. to march w eat waul under the comm undo! Major t litftcn Wharton. The object! of the expedition are to t-ndeavor lo make peace between certain Indian trite** that have been a longtime at war, to hold Council* with various tribt ? along the route, and to impress them with the ne cessity of preserving peace among each oilier AUo by th? display of a considerable and well appointed force, to convince them ef the ability of the United State* to ?unish them tor any aggression* committed upon our ciim-ns, while in the Indian countiy. An artist ia to accompany the expedition, to take sketches of the Indian Councils, game*, Stc. We alio learn that the Dragoons bio in tee condition, and tully prepared to act with efficiency ? Major W i* one of the ablest officers of the army, and has been in command at Kort L. for some time. The Survivors or the Sai-adin's Crew.? Carr and Galloway, the last oi the human beings who left South America in the Saladin. have had their dial tor piraty, and been again acquitted?ax thev were on the charge of murder. The management of the tiiul wa* somewhat curiou* The jury, alter hearing all the evi dence, and being lome time out deliberating, came into Court und laid they could not agree. l'liey told the Court that they were equally divided, one balf being ot opinion that the prisoner* acted under compulsion, or tho pressure of unavoidable circumstance* ? the other half that they went farther than the compulsion of itsell urged them and therelore they were guilty. The Court st nt the jury out again, and when they wiro gone a convti sution wus had between the Attorney General and the ben eh, on the question whether the disagreement of the jury should not be regarded a a amounting to an acquittal ; by coiim nt, the jurors were then recalled and dischurged, a new jury wi.? empannelled on thefspot, to whom the Attorney Gtu eral related the fact* proved before tnu other jury, and, without swearing nny witnesses, submitted the case. Tho new Jury immediately acquitted the prisoner*. Tho treasure and other valuables saved lrom the wreck of the Saladin were shipped on board the mail steamer for Eng land, which sailed on the 18th of August. The Season hi Canada.?The weather at (Que bec continues as unfavorable us ever. 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B.?People from the couutry, Hotel and Hoarding House Keepers, who buy for cash, will flint it to their advantage to give this establishment a call. Goods sent to any |>art of the city freeof expense. ?t> iin ? rc BAKERY TO LET. THK LOWER PART OK A HOUSE, 208 Greene street, near Amity street, with two good Ovens, and every convenience to carry oil a large business^ is lo let reason able. The stand is an excellent on*. Kn<|uin* of F. A. REIT/, on the premises. si St* m TO THL LADIES. DH HULVS UTKRO J}Hl)OMINJil. SUPPORTER THIS new Instrument for the radical cure of Prolapsus Uteri, or Falling of the Womb, bv external application, super seding the use of the objectional Pessary, is confidently recom mended to the afflicted as the means of iierfect restoration to health, it never having failed of performing a cure, even under the most aggravated circumstances. The Supporter has attaiued a very high character in Europe as well as in litis country. It is adopted to the entire disease of Pessaries, and all other rainful surgical e?j>e(lienta, in the Ly ing-in Hospitals of London and Paris, and is nniversally re commended in Europe by medical men of the highest rank, in this country it i* sustained by the leading members of tlw faculties of Colleges and Hospitals, and by all the eminent pri vate practitioners. Rooms have been furnished exclusively for 1 adies at No. 4 Vasey street, having a separate entrance from the business de partment, where a lady is in constant attendance to apply Trusses and Supporters to female patients aull hnrtc GENTLEMEN'S LEFT OFF WARDROBE. HPHE HIGHEST PRICES can be obtained by Gentlemen 1 or Kamilie* who are desirous of converting their left off wearing apparel into cash. Families or Gentlemen iiuittiiijc the city or chain.mi; resi dence, having any su|>erltuous effects to dispose of, will liud it much to their advantage to seal] for llie Subscriber, who will attend at their residence by appointment. J. LEVINSTYN, 466 liroadway, up stairs. A line through the Post Office, or otherwise, will receiis prompt attention si im*sc BEACON COURSE?TH<)TTIN<i MONDAY, Sept; 9th, at o'clock?Purse Jill0. Mile Heats, best three in live in harness, for which are euien tl and will start? David Bryant's ."nr. in. Lad) Suffolk. H. Woodruff's gr. K Washington. Win. Whe|,iii's I>r m. Dutcliess. John Largs's... b. g. Awful. N. B.?Persou? wishing Member's Ticket* for tlie Hall Season, aie res|iectfully iufoitneu they can lie had at tlie '1 icket Olboe on the above day. >6 Itis* re BHITIKH AND NORTH AMERICAN ROYAL MAIL STEAM SHI PH. . Of IMO torn and <40 how liowr cafli - Under contract with the Lord? of the Ad' ?iniralty. HIBF.HNIA. Captain Aleiander Hyrie. CALEDONIA, C aptain Edward O Lott. ACADIA,. < spurn William Harrison. BRITANNIA Captain John Hew in CAMBRIA Captain cTH. E ludkina. Will^sail froin Liverpool and Boston, via. llailfai, an fc > 11, \* a : Gift ! From Boston. From Liverpool. Caledonia, Lott. August Ifith. ? Acadia, Ilarruon.. .Sept. 1st. August 4th. Hiberma, Ryrie " lsih. " 20th. Theseveaaela carry eiiwrienod surgeons, and are siindied with Lifr Boat*. Kor freight or passage, apgly BRIGHAM, Jnrt., Agent, No. 3 Wall n1 i>t t KOR LONDON?Packet of tin 10th ol Sept..? ? The splendid packet atii|> NORTHI'MBKRLA N l>, ?' apt. Uriswold, will siiiI for London ns above, liei regular day. Those desirous of securing berths will nouire to make early application to JOHN HEIIDMAN, 61 South street. N. B.?Passage from Liverpool and London can it all tune* be secured at the lowest rates, hy the regular packets sailing weekly throughout the year; and dr.ifts as usual be furnish ed, payable Ihrounhout (Jrent Britain and Ireland, on applica tion f shore. slue COH LI VKIO'OOL?New Line?Kt'gulir I'nrkit of Kth Sept.?The splendid faat sailing Packet Hh.,i lUfcRIDAN. Captain F. A. De Peyster, of 1100 lorn, will ? 111 a* above, her regular day. Kor freight or pu^ic, having accommodations unequalled for splendor or comfort, apply on board at Orleaua wharf, foot of Wall street, or to E. K. COLLINS k CO, M Sooth street. Price of Passage, $100. Shipi>ers by this line tnay rely npon having their gnoda aor rectiy measured, and that the ships of this line will kiiiI pain? taally as advertised. The |>acket slnii Oarrick, I'apt. B. J. H. Traak, will am read the Sheridan, and sail 26th October, her regular day. auZtec BLACK BALL OR OLD LINE OK LIVER .POOL PA< KKTS?KOK LIVERPOOL?Only (regular packet sailing on the lt,tli of fv-ptiml* 1 ? I lie new, magnificent and celebrated fist sailing 1 v< k< t lop Y OK K SIIIKE, of 1110 tona hurt! en, David O. Bailty, ci.inm u der, will aail | positively aa above, her regular day. It i? scarcely nece-sary to say, aa it ia ao well known to tie* travelling public, tlwt the accommodations of tie- \ crkshii* i? fitted out in a mostcostly style, with every improvement and convenience, that Cannot l ilt aild to the comfort of hoa* 111 barking, and may lie juatly called a "floating palace." Cabin, second cabin a? d steerage itissengera visiting fit,- old country, ah,>11 Id call mid aee tlua splendid >|<ecunen ot mil architecture, before engaging elsewhere, Kef terms of passage mil to mcui the best lierlhs, early applii atioa should be made ou board, loot of Beekman street, or to the subscribers. ROCHE, BROTHERS U < O.. sfrc S} Kulton street, nest door to the Fulton Umli. KOK LIVKRI~o7n~"T!,7 New Line -Regular KctW Packet 21st September.?The splendid, new. New JfiifilfaVork hint packet .Hip (*1 KEN OK THE WEST, Captain Philip Woodhonee, l?J0 tona bnrthern, will sail aa gbove, her regular day. Kor freight or passage, having el'ganf and gaperiof accommo dations. ansarpaaeed by an\ ship 111 port, apply on board, west side Bttrlhig Slip, or to WOOIM1ULL fc MINTl'RNS, ?7 South street Price of Passage tllM. Tie packet ship Horh?ster. Captain Ira Britton, muter, IM tons barthen, will stciesd the ({aeaa of lite Weat, and sail on ber regular day, 21st October. ati22rc I'OR NE.W ORLEANS?Packet of tbe7th of Sept. ,Tlie splendid, well known iHicket slop I- AIIIKIhLD a( i| tain Wilson, will t." ib'spati bed iIioih 'I Ins superior slop offers a most desirable c<uive\ane.a for aa bin, second Cabin and steerage passengers, wl?> will be'-', en on mod, rate terms. Apply 011 board, at ? array'a ? hurl, I ,ot ef Wall street, or to JOHN HrHIJM AN, 61 Boata stite* N. B.?The suhscriWr will haw a regnlar aaccession o( brat claas ships sailing weekly for New Oileans. 111 whirb ilie pas sengers accommodationa will be made very comfortable. Apply as above. . s6rc PASSAGE FOH IU< HMOND, VIRGINIA? ? To sail iNMitively on 7th instant 'I lie wi ll-known, gfastsailing favorite ship BROOKI.V N, Capt. Rich ir'l.' .ii ??ill I i-ili-.p.1I1 In d is above Those about proceeding to that r?<>rtl nln'iil,l select tins su perior conveyance, tin* accommodation* lor ' ?"i'1. a' cond caaia and steerage passenu' rs beingevc< rdiligly* gooo. I o SecIIre bert lia eaily aiiplicatiou niust lie inaaa on btisrd, at I e-r It i.ast River, foot of Jones'. Una ,?r-to f y TAf,S) tfrr 7?, Hoiitb street cornet i?l Maiden l.m?. NKW ORLK.ANS,?L"1 IHIANA AND NK.VV' VORK LIN K.? Hegular Packet to aacceed .1 \ ,, I, : u .; ? 11 -Til.' ? ''II k i, I, '.Ml flat -a 111.1 i |> ,? to ' n,r opl. Minot, will positively aail as ab.n-,? For freight or pasaage, having iery htndsome furnished ace. .111 Modations, apply on Nyd at Orb ans^ wh yf| foot ^ Wall St.. ?'to '16 Soutli'street. Shippers may tely u|hib having their goods correctly me? satad, and that the shi|ai of tbia line aail pnnctually as adver Agents in New Orleans?Messrs. Hullen and V\ oodraff, who will promi'tly forw ard all goo<Is to their address Tlie packet ship Columbo, < apt A. Kldriilg' " ?' > >'eaa lha Oanasaat " rv