Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 15, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 15, 1855 Page 1
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THE NEW TTUOLE NO. 6836. MORNING YORK HERALD. EDITION? TUESP A 7, MAY 15, 1855. ^rehhUhop Hughes' Letter on the Church Property Lew? Amount of Real Estate In the Honda of the BUhop. ???see Hater Teritatli dies bob perra'ssnra tit Iobruu frandibus rtgium. " ? Orot iiu ift Imp S P., 100 6.6. " ? ? ? ? Light, the mother of Truth, will not permit deception to enjoy a long reinn." TO THK PUBL'C. During the laat leeeioa of the New York Legislature J a petition waa presented by the trustees or 3t. Louie Church, Buffalo, complaining of prat-nded grievances which they had Buffered, as they alleged, at the hands of their ecclesiastical superiors, and praying for au act of ?iTil legislation on the part of the State, by which the'r religious grievances might be brought to an end, and similar ones heoceforth prevented in other coogrega In that petition they avowed, among other nu ll falsehoods, that "Bishop Hughes had attempted ? compel them (the trustees) to make the title of taeir chnrch over to him. " The Hon. Mr Putnam drifted a I of contingents, confiscations and penalties against i Catholics of this State, unless -their bishops should e nee forth govern and reguUte all matters affecting Church property according to the provisions of the aot. be undersigned denied that tli-re was one word, or syl able, or letter of truth in the statement quoted ?m the petition, and Mr. William B. Le Cou'.iulex baa sinee admitted its entire falsehood, even while st em pting to vindicate his own course and that of his ia fellow trustees. Notwithstanding the falsehoods of be statement in the petition, they are entirely aaopted |?y Mr, Putnam, and the one already mentioned is spe 1y incorporated in his speech In favor of the bill. i is ne evidence that Mr. Putnam was tbea aware the falsehood which he had adopted from the text of > petition. But he must be aware of it no w. Mr. 8enator Brooks of this city also m?de a speech on > same aide. By him the falsehood or falsehoods of be Buffalo petition, adopted by Mr. Senator Putnam , [ere entirely thrown in the shade by the gigantic scale i which be projeoted his. According to him. Bishop fughes was the owner, in his own personal rigat, of au intense amount of real estate in the city of New York. |e supposed its value to be little short of $5,000 000. consisted, according to htm, of no 1ms than fifty gbt distinct parcels of real estate ? some of them cov ing " whole squares of land," and all recorded in the egister's offloe, to the number of fifty-eight entries. Of his property there were, according to Mr. Brooks, ' nu lerous transfers from trustees," and lest any tooa'or ould doubt his veracity, he sported a pre ten 1-1 ra cnce as from the records in the Regis'er's otfii'-, giv ; book, number and page for the correctnesi of bis itemtnts. le Is at a loss whether to be surprised more at tho ?ldness of this man's falsehoods, or at the imbecile ere ity of a public calling itself enlightened, who never eless seemed to receive his statements as aa miny ?pel truths. phertly after my return from Europe I called the a'. ttion of Senator Brooks to the wantonness and ex vagance of his assertions. My letter was written in a It of playfulness. I intimated that after reserving ?myself, against the waats of old age, out of 'h a pperty 1 ttle short of $5,000,000, as Mr. Broks had erted, the sum of $2,000,000 I should appropriate all i balance, say $2,760,000, to the founding of a majnlS jit library, which should be worthy of New Yore; and was Indebted to the Senator for my immense for |^ie, It should bear- his name, and be called "The Eras ^ Brooks Library." | intimated, hawever, in a tone suffl lieofy serious to : hU at tent on, that his statements were uutrae, called upon him either to prove or r?tract them. He |se the alternative of proof, and the public will see desperate is the condition of a man who under lie to prove a falsehood, since truth will ever a corn to J|t handmaid in sueh an enterprise, and will leave him j*rely dependent on hia ingenuity for the inventing of indary falsehoods in support of tnose which were Rnnry. ntef this grew the late controversy between Mr. ' oks and mjaelf. It was not my business to prove the statements of hia speech were falee. It was his rove them true. It was but fair that be shoul 1 have Hoope to accomplish this awful task in his own , and the public have witnessed the industry with I ) .ch he has prosecuted the wurk. haw been matter of surprise to some that I sheuli have bad at any moment my proofs at haaJ to re I both the primary and secondary falsehoods of Mr. j/ks; in other words, that I was not prepared to re a negative, which do man has ever done br direct iment., and which no man can ever do. The proof ! negative must always be by de'luctioa from argu H which ia positive; and bow could I bring my proofs negative through the me Hum of positive fa;ts to '(ose until Mr. Brooks should have completed his I Me winding and tortuous career of mendacity. ( he ' < he has done this at leaet, and now it is time foi me J-ingmy positive facte to bear apoo his positive 't hoods, scatter them to the winds and le*re hltn ' ding before the community a self-djgraded, seif td man. nit before I commence, it is proper to state that what property may be' found on the recor Is of t'ne Regis " books, in the city of New York, in my name is. in ty and truth, though not in l?-gal form, the property ,e several congregations, t? be euum-ratei hereafter; the management of tnis property has been by a rule ; e diocees, dating as far hack as 184.1, in the lianas e respective pastors of each congregation, who are ired to associate with them one or too respectable competent laymen, to assist them in theartministra of the temporalities of their church? to seep regu I I accounts of ita income, its expenditures, ke ? to i and puHiih, from time to time at least once a , a report of the condition of the church, to bedis ted among their pew- holder*, aad a copy of the same ? ferwarded to the arcniepwcopal rasidncce. in order iva it inserted in a diojessn register, kept for that ose. The title o' these church lots was vested tioml In the bishop But he rerer considered this as g him any more right to the ownership ia the sense ? (. Brooks, than he would have to regar ) as hi* own aa ng of charity handed to him tor the benefit of the or asylum. Neither haa be ever received to much aa arthing of revenue or income from this property, in ?queace of his nominal ownership. Neither haa he >led hteiaelf with the management of the temporali >f these congregations, except in so tar as to prevent hurch property from being mortgaged or exposed ienation, aa had been toe case under the ine dible management of lay trustees. Wnenever the Titian and hia advlaera reported to the Bishop the llency of their doing something in regard to such irty, he acquiesced as often as his judgmsut ap >d or thfir proposal In this way deeds, and tides, musters, and mortgages, he., were brought t> him ! time to time for signature, and as a mitter of ,,se he went through the legal formality of appending ' ame. So also when new lots were purchased for rection of new churches required by the increasing jeia of the faitbiul, the deed was made out in the ?p'a name, and the local pasior and hia associates <gffl all reat. la hardly to be won 3<* red at, therefore, that tbe ip himnelf should h ive been Annosc taken by ear by tbe display of dooomunte exnibited by Mr (8, purporting to be extract* from the records 10 tbe iter ? office. The Archbishop was perfectly awnra, eneral way, that Mr. Biool.a hi leo'- re t boldly on eer of falsehood ; bat he wan nut pr?p?iei to nap 'that a Senator ef tbe State of Nmt York, In orter a sen tt omt againut bun, would have dared to f*l ;be public records. lbl?, however, 'Jr. Brook* hat fore proceeding to exhibit tt<? secondary falsehood! Brooks more at length, I shall give a "tutemeot of be piopertr reaordo-I in my n?me in the Kogistei's ?on tbe day of tbe ^enstor's -p<>ech It ?* the time y, as nothing has b en added to or taken from it (? property , then, which is recorded la my n tme is ggrogate of lota on wbicb Hitmen ctiOereat Catholio rogation* hare their place* of worsolp, their orients' encea, %nd in some instance* their schooh. The ?her of these lota I* seventy seven (77), givkga frao ( over 6ve lota eaoh for the church odBces of t-ieae '3B congregations. I am told by oompetont the*e lote were to be soli, the oui'dm<* oa them *b except. ingly valuable to tie Catholics as places for lurpotea of Divine public worship, would not add to ?aloe in the estimation of purchasera. I am farther >y competent jucge* that. -catWed ae they are at ns poiirts, from Barclay Htreet to Man ha 1 1 an v die would not fetch more. one with another. th?n >5,0 /0 lot ThN wruld prodnre oa tb? total va?u* of pro recorded in the Register's ufflce Jn the name ot the b shop the sum of #386,000 in tbe same Register's ofce there are re inled, ?a ioeumbrnncn on the** 77 lot* >crt?egM to the amount, to the eggr^ate, of 245,610 ooing the net value of proper; r record*! in io same of Archbis'iop liugh-s, to th? alarm K sum (not of a little short wf ?4,n0f,000 mr) .. 9139,340 is to be obeervad that, bt'nti the ArehM*hop could ise even this sum, it wonld be necr* *rf for him, not r to become a disbouett man but also to go through pr*?asaof turning fifteen ife.bolic congregations, with r reapectlve pru sts, invo th? ttreew of toe oity. jnh are tbe length and vaartth aod htirbtani tti, of all the rral **'?te t+< nroe<l in the oame o' hbisbop Unghes ii th? toot* of th? Ke<?i?f'? office. j?t the Froteeiaat comrr.M it* wiU '-r?etita more fnsiy oneequface o' knowing this fact I tra*t awo t'>at o;r hoiie la-ty will be better pepared to yive aa an wtr the euppe?ed tmnene* w?*IU of tt?tr Area >iithop ba<5? a rop'oaeh to them. may ?s ?i II add bore, that tbe property of the Oat he ll. iochifiry Calvary <em*terji i? managed ?r tU" (rteeeo'i-t. Katr:>k'a Cbjreb? *h?.t tb*y lew-ve a .d lend and keep en n -count o. ell taoo?e eul all out dwwwetad with their Ua*t? that the Arohbuhop's relation to It is precisely the >ame m ttiat of his prede M?>or ? that be has no pereonal incoiue eveu us the imoant of one farthing from theae revenues, except what l? annually appropriated by the board lor bia decent maintenance ; that tlie mm thus appropriated, though sufficient, i* yet wodertte enough ; and that if It is not more the reaon is that the Archbishop bas more than once declined to accept * iarger amount. There was a period during the late cnotToverer be tween Mr Hroosa and myself when I almost doubted whether falsehood would udt gain the victory over trutL". A perfect novice as regards dre<is aa \ titles and fortnal' ti*H ol law. I -liould not bare known where to com mence my re'utation of the man of falaehood Accord ing 'y I referred the matter to two r^spe-tahle legal geu tien en namely, Messrs T. James (ilover and W. 0. Wetmore When I asked the public to suspend theii judfin.tnt for ten days or t?o weeks, it was that these gentlemen might have time to examire the records iu tbe Register'* office Tbia they have dooe. They have followed Mr Brooks, number by number Thsy have examined everything alleged by him as on the authority o' tbe public records. And from their reliable state ment* cow submitted I shall be able t n ?ho? that Mr. Bricks has been guilty of numerous, deliberate aid wil ful falsehoods, mcludiDg tbe daring experiment of per verting and falsifying the very records wnioh he ;>re* t? n.leo to site Here are the letter and report of Messrs. ( lover and Wetmore: ? To thk Most Bkv. Archbishop HunHrs:? Is compliance with your request, we lave examined the va rious records of conveyances to yon mentioned in tbe several letter* ot Hmator Hrooks, a* well as others made by you, and wo beg lo) ve te present to you, aa the reeult of such exatni nation, tbe accompanying report, npou tbo accuracy of which you may confidently rely. We have only to observe tbat the respective deed? are numbered to correspond with tbe numbers use.l by Senator llrooks, and that tnose wbioh are 'iot noticed are correctly cited by Lim, except some inaccuracies of reference. We have tbe honor to be, with treat resp.ot, your obedi ent rervanta. T. JAMBS UL?VElt. New York, May 11, 1855. W. C. U'ETlf ORE. Hi-port. No. 1 is a leaae for 999 years at a nominal rent, bnt with a covenant on the part of the lee-eu to maintain a church, so. cording to tbe rights and dltoipline of the Roman Catholic Church No. 2 is an assignment ef a leave affecting the same pre in I bp m nu n ioued in No. 19. The lots belonging to St. i'anl's Church at llarlem, were assessed for tbe opening of H7t ut , in 1840. They were sold to T. Dohcrty, foruou pay ment of the assessment, and the tame not being roieomod were leased to him by the Mayor, .to . oi the oity of Vaw York fcr twenty yaars. Thl < is tbe laa*> assigned by i'. Doherty to the lit R?v John Hagbes, alPfcted in No 2. Tbo identical (remises were conveyed by tne Sheriff, in an execu tic n talc against tbe trustees ot 8*. I'anl's Church, to the ht. Rev John Hughes as set out in No. 19. The two deeds convey bnt one and the same piece of property. No. Sis between tbe same parties, and for the same premi ses mentioned in No. 7. No (tin a deed by Patton and wile of the half part of a vault for b .rial on the premises mentioned in No. 10. No. 7 is the same as No 3, as asove stated. No. 8 is o<.rrec-ly ststed as follows : ? Bartholomew O'Connor of the first part, to Rt. Rov. John Ilughes of the second part. l)eei dated 7tb Feb. , res. 22d Sept., lMf., lib. 465, p. 614 Tliip deed ci'cs a convejauce by the tr.iatoes if Christ Church to Bartholomew O'Conuor, dated ,}th Jau'isry, 184.1, w hen bj tbe trustees, with the eonsent of the Court of ? hancery, assigned their lands. &u., upon tru.^t to si.ll tfie tame, ana out of tbe proceeds to pay their creditors, it then, in consideration ot $12,000, conveys the lour Iai9 on James street, and also the vestments, church lurui tore and organ. Mr. O'Conto r i^ no where styled trustee to Christ cb?rch nor trnstee of Christ ehuroh, nor wai ho such in tact or in law, nor can ho with propriety be so styltd. He was simply an as deuce for the boneut ot t;ro ditor? by virtue of an assignment male January, 1843, aad conveyed the premises in Vetruary. 181.1, to the Ri.^if It'iv. John Huphes, in the same mannorus he m^iit havo doueto ?ny othtr purchaser. No 9 Is a conveyance of the property of the Sacred Heart, at Manhuttanville, the whole of which was buIiso quently conveyed to Alojaia Ilardy by deod da'ed 10th February, 1847, recorded on tbe 17th of January, 1848, lib. 497, p. ai No. 11 The premises mentioned in this deud, executed by Z. Kantze, though separately numbered on the map, roally foim i ut one lot, having a front on the street of 25 tee', by about 160 feet deep. Noa. 14, 16, 16 all relate to the property of the Convent of Mtroy. No 14 ia an atalgnment oi a lease for life of one lot on Mulberry street. No. 15 is a confirmation of a previous deed by tbe attorney; in fact, of Mr Rta to W. II Butler, the power of attorney having been lost. No. 21 Is the m.tln source of title to this property. Tbe whale of it was con veyed by the Most Rev. John Bughos to the "Institution ef Mercy, "as soon as incorporated aeoonHng to lair, by deed dated 1st Jnne, 1854, rec. 15th June, 1854. lto. 063 p. 368. No. 17 Isa conveyance of a "strip ot land," not a lot. being only two inches in width by 1110 lect in depth, gadjoinin^ another lot. No. 18 ia the conveyance of an irregular pieoe of land on the corner of Twenty seventh street and Madison avenue; on tho preceding page of tfle reo rd is a release of dower in the rnme prami?es, in censi.lerat.lnu for tho $3,377 63-100. 1 he whole of this nieci of land was conveyed by the Most Rev. Arrbbiehop to the Harlem Rairond Coiopanv, by deed dated t>tli January, 1863, recorded 2d April l.VM, lib, 610 page 640. No. 19 is tbe Sheriff's deed mentioned above, under the head of No. 2, and conveys the sane premises. Nc. 22 is a deed of confirmation ot tbe same premises disc i?-ed in No. 46. The latUr (0 0. 4t,> Is a ?l.>?d ir -m the hcv. Felix Varella to the Most Rev. John Ituc, lies, of tho property known as Transdgnratlon ('hutch It bears date April 2&1, I860, aad was recorded on thti 1st di?y of Novem ber, 18f0, in lib. 664 pa/e 486. Hie conveyance No. iSi b -ars date December 9th, 1861, and was recorded in 11 1> 691 page 268. This deed recites upon its faae an order or the :*upr?nir Ccnrt, dated 22d of November, 1851, authoritinz the trnsteej ta exeou' in confirmation of tho title of the grantee. Tbe whole of the?o pretni ea mentioned in the above deed was conveyed by the Most Rev. Archbishop to I . J. Wyeth, by deed dated 2d May, 135ik record- U tho same day, lib 640, page 644. No. 26 ia an assignment of a lease for the unexpired por tioi of a term having originallv only tiireo >cars and six months to run from November 1, 1S50. No 41 is a conveyance from the eorporstion of the l*ro testaat Xpi'copal Church knosn as Zion Churoh. No. 43 ia a rf four tats on the ooracr of Firth avenue and l-iftietli atreet, being I0U feet 5 inches on the avenne by 100 fei t in deptb. It ia not a conveyance ot a "*quar> of land," in the sense in whieb tbe te>m>is used, nor indeed In any sense. Bnt the entire premises described in thia deed were con veytd 1 y the Most Rev. Aroiibiahop Huglies to thi> trustees of S* I'atrick's Catbsrtral by oeed dated Feb. ' t>"?3 ; re cordedtMari'h 9, l.WV lib. 630, p A37 No. 46 bai been already di'poted of. Tbe deed of the Urpban Aaylmn pro|i?rty is cbrreotly stated as lollo's:? Tim Mayor, Aldermen, Ac., of tbe city of Nnw Vork, of the firrt part, to the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum Socie ty in the city of New York, of the sscond part, dejd dated Anpuat 1, 1846, reo. book A of Deeds, rage 2/1, Comptroller's tflice, conve>s a piece of land en Fifth avvntnt, betwen i'if t) first snd Firty-second atreets, and extending tastcrly 460 feet, upon condition that tbe parties ot tho second part ?r*ct tbsreer. wltbin three y?*rs a building to be approved by the Mayor, and that they keep the premises for the pur poses contemplated by their charter. The counterpart ts siinid by the President and Secret iry of the Board of Trus tees ot the Asylum. T JA11E3 ULOYER, w f wcrvoiiE The foregoing authentic statement, taken fro n the record*, will warrant me in aumining uj? the result of the examination Bade by Messrs. Glover uud Wotm^re as follow a ? I. Mr Brooks haa falsified the re:or.l by nt> liaac Bar tbolonew O'Connor "truatee to ('hriat church " II He fa!aely cite*1 the deed from the trustees of Tranifigurat'on cturch, executed in 1851. T&e false hood consisted in auppreaalni; what appears on the face of that ieed? th*t it waa aimply in confirmation of a title previously vested In the Arclb shop. Tfic premises had been, in truth, conveyed by Kev K Varella. in 1850. HI Be 'ntentionaHy falsifies when lie dec! ire* that the deed by Michael Uurran conveyed a ''Square of Ian)." IV He wilfully counta the following premi-ea twice : 1. The property of dt Paul'a cburch--in one ca?e un der the leaae trcm P. Doherty, and again uader the deed from Weatervelt. 2. Hie half part of a vault for burial under tb? rie- d from Patten and wife, the Bame be ng embraced in the premises conveyed by Rev. Andrew livrce. 3. The lot described in dee 1 from Mr. Rea? in one caie under that deed, and apain nn ?r ueed from O. W. Hall. 4 The Transfigarat on churah propertv? flrat unier the Varella deed, and again under the deed of con'irna lion. V. He includes the following property, though con veyed away by the Arcbbisbop: ? 1. The property of the Sacred Head, at Manhnttan ville 2. The property ef the Tnatltuticn of Mercy. 3. The property at the cornnr ol Maduou avenue and Twenty -i eventb street Set at or Hrooks will do' <"tny that be knew the Arch bishop hac conveyed away thia pro|>erty for he cilea toe deed to the Har'em Kailioao Company in the veiy Utter in wbich he faieely attiibute* to tne Archbishop the cwnerahip of it 4. The piop?rty of the Tran? figuration church. Not content w>th eering >t down aa atili rested In the name of lie Archb-shop though it bad been cenveyel away, Mr Brooke counta It twice, A the four lota at the corner of Flith avenue and Ftftie-h atreet. VI. He counta the following a? entire lota ? 1. The half of a vault for ourUl. 2. The atrip of land two inchea wide. ooDTeyed by Cos tar'a executors. 3 A p'tce of land 16 feet by 97 feet 4 in;hei. eonveyed by K Kein 4 A piece of land 26 feet 3 inchea by 3'4 <W 6 inched, conveyed by Wcod's executors. VII He counta the leasehold lot assigned by J. R. Bailey, although the term had expired oa the let of M*y. I'M. VIII He count* tha property conveyed by Z. Kaitz ai two lots tie same forming in truth but one. Tbie rsnuces the number of deeds of lota now vested io the ArcbMi-nop from Qfty eight aa atated in hi* apeach ol the fttb o' March and Irom fort} -aix a* stated in hi* false tepoits purporting to *~e fro n the records, to thir ty two, and the number of lota a reduced Irom one han dred anu obet as reported by Mr. Broo'ts, to seventy-sevan Ibus. between the statomra* of hla ape*ah 'ft the -<en*fe aa regaids the number of entries. and the truth as a1 tested by Meatrs. (ilover and W?tmore o{ tweoty -.eix and between tne number of Iota a? reported by h m if ter a pretended investigation to tte record* aod h s truth, as attested by the same gentlemen, a difference of twenty. four iota appears Thus the whole numbero? lots stated by Mr Brook's 101 Sttike ont the following ? 1. Leaae, 8t Jbbn's 3 2. Leaae, J R Bailey, expired May, i854 1 8. Lease, P. Dohetty, counted twice 1 4. Deed, Patten, do. do 1 6. 1 wed, Jo* Rea, do. do 1 6. Heed, Trustees of Transfiguration Churoh. do. 2 7. Deed, Cammann conveyed away.,.. 1 8 Deed. o. W Ball, do. ' ? 9 Deed, M A. Oafney, do. do. ... ? 10 Deed, Bev. F Varella, do. do. j 11. I'eed. Wleh'l Carran. do do . .... square 1 12. Deed, Coeiar's executes, a strip 1 18. Deed, P. Kein, part of lot 1 14. Deed. Wood's executors, part of lot....!. ... I Asking la all 24 Vh'ch, subtracted from 101 aa reported by Mr, Proofs, leave e a balance, a., haa be>nfl*ewhere mentioned 77 It wo?ld require * <n:aU roJume to dar^'op *1 length all 1bv ci'eaBotancei of tneannM that tU? Ulf'UonaB ?. which Mr Br?o',s btf been fui'^7 ' rai* ?1} 'a grovral that all fal?ehood? r*nga thpmie.'l^' un-Ur ?it' ?r one or ?tbfrof '.hfMtwj Siad*. a* in ?lj ? l?t. Tie ddM-rt ra of ?r'm- tfclo^ that ha? n j exitten'* in or t-eron.i, the denial of eome'hlog which ?????. -0'* low. i, th?refore, that feWhoul tan ao real exieteure " e*pt no the negative of truth, nsd oonsetjoeutly ivuat j? c.-ilUd pnbUr rpinioo ha* no powi'r either to creata trnt 11 from ftUd'OAd, cr to deetroj truth and tender ii latau. PubliO '.pinion U> b? wc-rth An.v thing, ur r-< ir in f U which isllt, or thirgM wfciuh uo not OBfht to tw th* lecitimate o'r>>pTiDg of truth? it croattoa, uit its I cre.ator. a irifra 01 nuir nas preserver some four columns .f ccrapp taken from diliereni ncwsietnern nuh it ..i (rt t'le reoet part in the interior. *sd copied i'n'o th ? Fx-< -?< the i?n? /f' tV Vl ?' p,:>tic offnioo in rogar'l to the: issue of the Lite *ontroveriy between Mr ft'.nik* sod .mff The ften^i t, of pr<,? *0 ;eve7 ?d TbVt^ fron ? *r<e b,r9 ha<1 the to or ml,' ?l'.T?hIBC?Slr ? Judfrc*?t on the question 01, JMHt. tj ULtll thf uliuuW UP nil IB, tiu-n ttlB teet.wor / cWl on both adts For this just course of 22Tf!S!?Snd,,,|P the. e",,tr0T*"7. *n l especially since i lsolljltM a suspenslvjrof judgment for ten days men J ^Ztr'h n')W ?7 KTiUful aeknowlelg menu. But, have no such ?eknowle<lgrjentg to mtke to the journals which have prrnounced a premature jadg ?t&.M (Wb,r h,*lty ?P;nJon' been eagerfy gathered into the crlttmns of ;he Kxvet:. Having en doreed Mr. Brook? without waufog tt> kuoir wliat tht-v were about, it wait but con?fntent Uiat tbej should vi\ >:'y 5' wh,cb th<7 h*v* not to do int tfc? ,*m ta,retraCt wb,%t th"y I'^ve fl?,d. | ,lo ? v recal or chan*? tceir opinion^ on tbe iUen?!hJX *1? T* th,im' a* the only repva'.rm which power to make, to publish this !? is th- r respective papers. If they are honorable men tbey will i,? ho. If I were their enemy which I am not, 1 coul-1 "V _f0J,,r * *0. 'nfl'ct on ibein a m ?re humililating punish rai!h ju 'Kmoal- l{ th*y oiir Still ? ei J ? y mRy of course, If thv itoooae -fill continue to encourage falsehood .ind the fataiJHtinn &P^???tbTl>*iT*0nXin*?l "*?"??? 1 IVMSW??' throughout nearly all Christendom for a c Mhollp bishop to pr..tix the sign of the Cr to UU *nrt w'^rV.. J ?' e'1,t,r'' JUHt now referred to, and who have been fabricating public opinion for the nt tl ? &7>re?, att m to be too poor in tb? reaourcss of their printing offices to pounds any type whfch would sub7*h?tV!k N3?n,b"' ?.f, CL""iBUanit7, 11 ml as the next I i l!L i ? thereto, or rather in ridicule thereo', they hare ? ''op ed tbe symbol of the assassin? the dagger They Imagine, apparently, that this substitute rUl make tre R?t th?v 2JOC*OD,,he r#P,utation of Archbishop Hughes. fLJ ?i y f ? get l> the ,^n of th" O"'"' 's r>. i . i!*m ? redemption ; that symbol in which St. Paul glorfcd, and th? symbol which, when r-preseated ?i\? f g*^r' ^'7 aF'l, ?!???(? ov? rtoth < scandal of yo ith, tlierMiculeof t!ie ine.'e! end the xcofcr at Chii'stianl M-'i ?? . our type founders are lot surely ho barren , n< ?" t'U to, f *b,e t0 'n7,'atl something out ' o. 1 at which would give a grave and de tionY. f 1 % lJB f n of Hii Crc"B- E^ry <-lvili/.ed na t on i.. f?ir r ir w '.li Hvmbollc language. Nor are we as a people, ?t all deficient iu H i, re.pect, with the K J" 1 baT*' 1,1,1 mentioned. Outside the aN p ab 1 ve . ,ive our ? ymbolie typa to represent, for in ? ~e(:tioa 1,1 ''ttlway, a "team eDgine, a !rn it bo u .str8.T florae, or h runaway ne ? ??', . c, ' w,8 ki'i/a in our orittlng offices sym LaA,./^-t everything eicept the sign of t ie citv^B. Mirsly it Can Dot be that our printers ard no eice.itinrely ^mer.cai according to the late and imprny ?d sin.'.e of that term, that they reject the eign of the ..-as, because it pjinbolizes a loreign rsligion. Alas, if all A merle jot were like ?ome of our mo-'ern l>giaUtors Cfcr.j.t'aoity-.the thing pjtnb-jlized, ad well as it? type? T ould be foreign enough. He this, bo-ever, m it may, I will forgive tboae editor* if they will only publish this letter, and :il!oir their reader to see and study tbe m? lsncholy Bvldwcee it exhibit* of the humiliating posi toon into which their rash, hasty, uojust conclusions in soy renard, ani their blind reliant on the veracity of benhtor Brooks. Vave betrayed them Their readers will perceive that the Ron. Senior he. lefun^t unemplo.-ed. Being, no doubt, acquainted with tbe rules of evidence, they will perceive that he has perpetrated 'alseb^od direct? on Ttio falsi? which m ;?? f<! in such a oaee. U m?nlv a ?d uxuMRguited faltuM )od ? a*> ior exHmpl?, the " wj ?le Miu.reb of land'' whicii, in Ms speech, he said were mine. This is the ont and out aisertio falsi, without a shadow of miigat.on The text species i* the insinua tion of what ts false ? sugffrttiofaUi Tike, for example, the sase in ?arbich he intimHte* aud would have the nub ic to bel-eve that tbe property given to the Orphan Aty lorn l y the corpr ration of tbe city, "as given to tu?. oatne pJea that my name, as l?resitl:-nt oi the society, and that o: its isecreurj , w.'re signed U) the conditions on which the conveyance hui' l>e n m tde. The third eiiecies is the suppressing or the tlutb-^ranpr,. :^o ixri. Toir has been ezempUtUd b} our S-Lstor; for m-tance, lathe ;ase of the cee d wt ich bait no its face, a- eertiUed by Mesers. n'' 3"0" - V'n conQrmiWon" of a previous La i h speci s o' falsehood hers alluded to t>e regaroft! ?? etleant buld, op>?n, msaly and out spaken this ??ocooii an' thijO wherever a questit n ol v-cacity is involv?d, aie alwaja Jook d uptjoas low, sneaking and hase. Ob the ' whole It aM*ainfrom records and testi mony, which ltx Brooks will not dare deay, that he in an expert in ever; ^r-fiaitai-nt of falsehood, an.1 that we ran say of him, but ln a dillerent sense, what the poet eataof Mi?riJ?n? he r ***** Rli Thronch each mode ot the lyre and was matter of all. Tin.e will not permit me t* go into further details on this melancholy enJ.ject. I presume tbe public is die gusted wi ih tbe exhibition whiob Senator Brooks has rendereti it my painful, but imperative, duty thus to 'uinioh on the authority oi witnesses and records which he cannot gainsay. Tbe reader, ho we vet, cannot be more dbgiistea witb it tb?o tlio writer is, sad if he will cast his eyes back over the correspondence which has taken place, be all] see tnat 1 JeJt ucdone at an ear lier stage of it* progress, warn and have Mr. Pre oka from results which he was determined on realizing to the bitter e>id I spoke of the bud oxanople to our youtn -v?ilch would result from hi* course 1 reminded .vm fiat his rspu'ation belonged not to h resell but to his co.mtry and that be was not at liberty to tnfle with it I trwd to rouse him to tbe canticrt of bis rsreer by language approaching insult in order to bring him to an iiane on some specific question of vetaci'.y, betore he should h?ve accumulated on hts head ibis mounta^, which not only hides but crushes. II was nil n va n If I *a. ccntent with my " epitheti " te snid, be was content with his ?? facts' '?an J by this bold but desp-rate coarse Mr, Brooks must have flattered t impel r that be 'bo ild carry a large portion of the pub lic with h m orutuil events, that he should an belog the as to enable him to escape detection and exposuie That m.'.ns of ''public ooinion." so called, wi'jch bft? knen futherKl from various nfwispwpers nio the coluiDDB of tbe Express, bIioitk tbat for a brief p? ricti Mi Brooks succeeded in hi? purpose. But Rbom<l ev?*r eoter or a cootrover^ ai^in, lot him not for zet tbe motto prefixed to this letter, in which tbe irSat Dutch philosopher proclaims an iinpjrtant principle namely, " I,ight, tbe motUr of Tratu. wiU not permit dfc?ption to enjoy a Ion? reign " l!e o>-e cioe ng tbls communication, I mast be allowed to eay a 'ew wo/ds in reference to the style of vitupera t on employed toward ? me by those editors who^e ad ver.e op nli ns ha ve been gnrneied in the columns of the hxjretf. They hold it as sn Impertinence for a forelgter like myself to venture cn any criticism of the l?rir-ja?? which a native born' American Senator rr.av toink proper to employ to his preinlloe. ITey have endorsed the career auu position of Mr Biooks in reference to tbe Isme of the late controversy, and in opposition to facts and truths I boll thei- opinioas therefore, at a very low est mate. Neveitbe.ess, I must tell tLerr that I am not a foreigner. I renounced foreign ifm on oath n?arlt forty yeais ego. 1 have from tbe pioper coui a certificate of political and c^vil birthright, as en Aop-tHsd ritizen: and I am not disposed to ralin uf.iet i iif jet of the privileges to which on the faith of ths e?'Uiitry , it ? ntitles ir e Butif I renounced foreign ism, 1 old not renounce huttiacity And whilst I hold mj f.elf to be as true an ilo.ial an Amerl'-an as ever i le weo the protection oi our nati?nH flag, I would not exchange tr.e hright memr.ri?s of my < arly boyhood, in snother lsrd ?no b-neath a dille.-eut a?y, for those of aoj other li?lig no me"er where* he waa born These ? who fabricate public opinion for tbe New York Kstprfus ssy Miat I ain not an Amerigo; bnt they are n> et?'n t>. If irirjclp>s and leellogs whlcS are tbeo rired, tl'Oi gh perheps. to', alwayti resi zed, in oar system ot tiee government, coneti.ute an Aw?ric?n, tbey were mine from earlies immory IVy were innate-thay were inbtiited? th?y were ji portioa of m> nature. I couk' not elmlnnte tberr from the moril con >titution of ?I nature and bemz. even it I would, fn this seme, I ws* n Airer san from biitli I revered jus tice and unth, as it w .re by instinct. I hated r?prei,rian and deepiacd falsehood. I cbsrtshed hi fb for n yself end as far ?e practicable for all man kind, a love of the largest liberty compstib'e with pri vste rights and tublie order. Of course, toen. when lensl laws enacted on account of my religion, had ren dered my native laud lirflt for a hfe long reaidenoe, an. less I would belong to a degraded class, America, ac cording to its prole-ted principles, was the country foi m?. But 1 came rot merely to bean inhabitant but a citizen of the United States 1 have, thsretore, been an American. I am sn American. I will be an American I ehall be an American In de?pi,te of all the editors that have rushed into the New York Ktprett, with oaly hal the evidence before them Jo record judgment in favor of Senator hrooks and *g*io?t Archbishop Hughea. in regard to the rve/rt .tvw'm ? t of our I<eg slature foreirg at. tirecl.r '- h ? ti, t:??boltce of tUe Ptate of Yoek on'. < *> ? late controversy wl'h c*eua'or Broods si ^ ?i > t^i; perhaps, becoming for m* to s ,v ti 'ioh I*. is I t_U>k. the flr?t itute passe ] in tbe 1 -a'rlattire of N. r Yoik since the Revolution whioa ha? for r hjoct to ahru'ge tbe re iglous and encroach on

the c*w? rights of the members of one specific religions ('em mmeiion Hitherto, when any denomination of (br filers in th? State desired tbe modification of Its laws effecting cliuich property the l-?gisl?ture walvd f<? Uirii jet tlota to that eltet- took the same into ,-ou fide*?tion. iitd v bet there, was ao Insuperable olj?c ticn. rq*si'lied the laws so as to aceocamiodate them to ^ ?qulie*Mnts of th" oa.ticular sect or dsnomin <tion ^ l _v whors the petitlc n l.v! be?n presented Tuu - t^e '?? of 17^4, tho igb still on tae s'atate hoik, bad be cins prectiialif aollqnated and obsoets. ?rotn its ' o ions aid oi'entiM a impTsctica'oie reqnirem uta, tie Ki>acopa ijds, tufc l're'Syt'rians, tbe Me<iho<lists the i'Utch ReloTined l b tiro I. tbe Qna ?era, aod perhaps ether' heed" have a", vatioira tim? solicited ex?ra; it oa at the hands of lb? I<e< i-leiuro. and ob a<ned spec at in &<iaienfa t.felL aceor>' tnee with tbeir fai'b and disii t ms respect. Tly Now this wutlqualfd law is tie on? ?h'eh is reyve^, re 'nvig<rat?<, strengthened "y p-ovi sifna lot t t C30fisr?ti0C of Ohur h pfObetty, *0'. forwfl nyoa tbe Caihr i^s ot U?? State c( New Yoj/ at I Ruflicion'lj good for them. Thpy bid not p?titiooed for i dif" not dea re it? t! ej will not bare it, if they I can Uwtullj 4l?p*(iM> with ittf mvtm-ut* j 1 an. ill rbteo u. ilie ki n ??> of a frien 1 perf'tctlr com Ftt nt to fotci b julgmtitt on 'i? for the f>l >win* ijDApHi if the btrdrtliifM prorided for in th? dif ferent i-entio >a of thil Church Onure bill: ? i. It make* v< >d * deed of l?n1 if intended fir ?elirloua tvjrkliip ? that i? to ?*>', it take< 'roui erer> 111*11 ocole^aitio or lu>, the rl -fat either to Kive to tnr individual, or t? hty ft lot to (1 eveto H to the hiah?it pnrpo<M to which it cftn bi d*rot?d ? tb? ?d"r? :on M'tho living G^d 2 It ?? . ida ft I ii t will ot ?ny rial eatate in uaed. It thui \ r?ke? it nnUwtu) for ?ny man to leave auch property bjr ? -i'l to any perton even hi* >*ech<ldrun, *nd thin, nitwl'ii ,1 'ndii ? he may h??f purchased it and built ft abnroh upon it * 'fh hi- owi im nrv. 3 U attempt ? to air c l?nd? he'd in fea titnn'o a'laolute, Wh * ' 1 ewlJ "eat. d trurtJinPftw, ->y ft naiirpation i?f j idleiai 'intil' ,*8' w'doh, If tol' tftted. would deatroy the judiciary, Ve the t.ctMlftt re aurrew and deapotlo. t. It w inld t.V-K net only iuiptir the validity of ft retted title, inn ,'1"' Ihe ooneti'-atiim of the United 8 a'os, but it woul d deprive a man ot bin priper'y withuut jn 'iciat P'oceaa in >'fttl n or our .State conatlt>ition and bill of rtgii'e .. 6 liy a ilioi j annmiary >?ntf>ooe it would wreat frjm the inJivi.t .ai an " r' Bl haira and deviaeea. all title tn ?uob Srcierty i,o bi ' death 'no how lawinlly ivonnired,) ?clarin : b\ a ai r0,"h "f I reiilftlltd on * by the kwiiiM emiiipotcoee ot p Viament thftt on hlrdeath it ahall ve?t in "The^V^ni.titntlon * declerta that the ontire and abaoln'e pitptrii in (and* i ' v' '"ted 'ho i n<li vidu? 1 owner, eubject onTy te'the l?w of c ?eb?at for de' of heira. Vet hero we have a etatnte a>'or. the coiietitntion, a atatute of oonfi oft t ion ami of aetrrati. it be Iciialition of ti e rtronr agete' t the we?k?the leaialatlon of polltlonl ?od ri lirinnr v imt^ty foi '"'"K- in *he nineteenth oentury and ill tl-ia <re> ls?d. upon ' ?n?. body a syatoa of ehureti inam.?-mrrt ^oati e to their o uroh diaoi tliL?. II >w mai y a re tl,e private riirhta hitherto drcmoil ncrmi enad niftlli* whioh are atricken down by this Mid er.or??ientV t vrely thnre ia mat ter in thia act to make 'ninfetnir *i*n panne, ^?d wouaer Hat the trftneition frnin nurretriotaa freedom to ?l'solute de<potiam ia ao e?jy and no rfpU h ii rli ia ? ?ynop i>M of the e f^cts contemplated by wh?t In <'ftllc<l tUe Chui ofc Ttourt Wl. And the reader w^o li?? bud Ibr ^ftiienceto perufte 1 whole ot thm eoinrau uiofttion, will h?'e ii-en by *U?t means it was iatro dueed, unit bf what ?'.n? its .enactment ha? bnen ae or.rripi>?heci. Arc Vbiihop of Sew York, Nkw Yoair, 14, 1866 / Superior \ Bffere Hon, Judge Hoffteno. \ TDF CA8TBK StM'KH KM'MJRANT DE>W? INJITKOmW AQAINS7 Til* COMMISf 3<9KKlt? OF ZKIQHATIVN. May 14.? J. PktlHpi Phcemx vt. The Mmmiuumers tf Emigration, Hmry Concklin, and the JHkifor, Aldermen:, dr . tf New Tork ? Tbis was * motion few ao injunction rentrniniug the defemfents from approbating the public grovnds known as the- Batter; ami Castle (harden, for ' the yurpose of an emigrant depot". The complaint state? ibat en March lfl, 1790. the peopte of the Str.te of NTew York were owner* of this property, and ax act was parsed by the 1 pji*-^f?tur<? vesting the title t^tfie name in thi Major, Aldfrroi-n and C.inmomalty of the oity of New Ytrk, lor the purpose of ereoimg thereon public buil< inpa or l? r'iflca'.iooa, and on condition thai ^bey sbcultf not neii or dispone of aoy part of the at me. A port iherc< f. now included between Whitehall and ritnte ttreets.was rti>?-rved tor this grant, upon which a govern ni* nt nous? win erected, and wan Hub<<e<(ui>ntly sold tx> the city, wfe* conveyed the some to John Hone, June ' Ifclfl. By uk *ct of the U-gl'lsturepasReo Apr I 13, 18J5*, the I oujinisaionerx of Emigratioi are authorized to de> slgn.ite roo.t jilac? in '.li s city for the landing of t> :a i - If r*i t jinHHtn jern and in ppiiruance thereof they have u>ti ideated tL> property. The complaint further alleges lhat the t-lat.hticH of emigration show that emigrant pas sengers arrive in tbe greatest numbers during the hot Bticnier months, when not uofrequently upwards | 1 1 fi.OOO ii re iaoded la a day; that if the project of the ; Ccurmiist onTH of Kralgiation Is to be carried out, tlie>-r people, who were formerly distributed at various piers, in a distance of three or four mi'ee np and do%n tbe Ncrth and Kast rivrs, will rw ve concentrated at the Battery and Castle Gar den That tbey are frequently aiTectel with loathsome and contagious (Ureases, winch, even after examination ut the Quarantine, will frequently break out subse quently, and be communicated to others, and that it is Therefore dangeroua to keep th?nr In Castle Garden or its vicinity, vr to collect them at one Ian :ing pla e, as tbtre is reaton to believe that a pestilence may, in con sequence, t>e gem rated in the Hirst ward, which has now :>0,t/(0 inhabitants. l'he natural passuge if such emigrants, upon landing, it is allegol, wlu! t be acrons the Pkti. r\ and up Broadway, to the Kreat incouvenl of persons <1 ling business or passing to and fro in that | opuloun thoroughfare. They would also be in clined to loi'.er about on tbe Batter r, an i to encumber It \fce b?Kgage and othir etlec's, ami in consequence those persons who have het?n accuatomed to report leie for health or recreation would be deprived of their ordinary recreations. Tbe lojurv to private house* woul. al'0 be v?ry great, and, in feat, would make them untetantable, as tbe warm south or south wen winds preT-aillrg during th? months la which these people land, would blow into the wtnrfew* pestilentia and cifcagirtable ooor?, in consequence of which the |ieop)e'living in such houses threaten to leave them, urn i tbe property would thereby be much depreciated in valne Temporary injunction granted, with order to show cause on Monday nest why it should not- be made per petual. PART SECOND. Before Hon. Judge Campbell. May 14 ? Pram-it Otgood again at Cm-nelitu VamUr lilt.? In the above cause, wbleh has occupied this branch of the court one entire week, an application was made this morning by Mr H. F. Clark, to postpone the trial, in consequence of the death of Mr. C. Simonson, a relative- of Commodore Vanderbilt. Tbe application was granted and the cause postponed until Tuesday morn ing, at 10 o'clock, at which time tbe jury and witnesses Hue notified to be in attendance THE 6BKATB8T MAN IM NEW YCRK Jthn Williams and otheriapainrt John H. Qoeller and y. AknU ? Thji was en action brought by the plaintiff* agtlnst the defendant, Goeller, tJ recovei the amount of tbe following prommh g*ry noce ? *3,125 1H 1UU. Ntw York, A.priI3. ISM. Si* mon'tix after date 1 promise to pay to the order of mjself, at the Verchsntr' Eichsnize llank, t Tee Ihou mini cno hnndrcd and twenty flva 18-100 dollars, value re ceived. JOI1N M. GOtLI.ER. KnJoried. John M. Qoeller. It appealed that tie above note wae delivered to the defendant. John N Alcott, who endorsed the same and pa^ed it to the plaintiffs 'I he plaintiffs' counsel Kr. A Dickinson rend tbe note 'n ev< to the jury and ifehted hi? cate; when Mr. W C. liorafaper, counsel for the defendant, (ioeller, calleG a* a witness one Lewie I?itz, to prove a usurious transaction, connected with the controversy. Upon the cront-f xtmicatinn of tbe witnesn Deitz, byMr.Judah, on hehal' of the plaintiffs, torn* spicy answers were elicit ed from the n-tneKn. esoeciitlly when be waa anted If he had not resided in "mj sing or ita neighborhood, within a few yean past Tbe witness declined to answer that question, and told the counsel tbat be, Mi. Judah, "was an ii> pertinent Jew." And further, that he, witness, should not answer him any mire question a, as he bad ??? one of the juror- passing a piece of paper with ?umet)iing wiitten upon it, to tre defendant, Aleott. at tbe table, and he (the witnesa) knew what wax coming. The juror, rising, said tbat when the Clerk announced the name of Lewis Iteitz, he waa desirous of knowing if be was tbe Lewis P-itz who had been formerly in tbe S'ate pmcti. and hence tbe inquiry be made of tbe g#?. tleroan ax tbe table, wbo waa an entire itranger to him. Tbe w itnes?. with consioeraWe warmth, Inaisted that be (tbe witness) ?? waa tte greatest man in New York, and was writing a look to he shortly published, which would be tbe greateat hook ever written upon earth. Judge Oallfj kcows me, and the Superior Court knows Be. I d ut -irunn' r to tbe Superior Coart. About three years afro, in a suit before Judge Oat hey, Mr Cutting asked me the same impertinent question. and Judge Oakley toll bim to rhut up his mouth. I can tell the jury wbo ! an? I tn >*>wl<i IMta " 'tun wttaum then loft tbe ro> ni in high dudgeon. The coausel having surrieed up, tbe Court charged the jmry wbo rendered a verdict for tbe plaintiffs for tbe susn of $3,266 43, be ing tbe fud -iBi'urt of tbe note with interest. Fires In Urn York. > IRK. IN LlWia ITBltr. A rout half paat nine o'clock yesterday morning, a Are brcke out at No 128 Lewia street. It originated fro:j a stove pipe which naaeed up through tbe roof of tbe building and set dre to the roof It waa discovered hood after it took fire, and aa the firemen were soon upon the ?pcf, It waa eztingniehed without doing any other da mage than tte wetting of a few good* an<j causing con siderable fright to the occupauts Tbe butldlog i? owned by Mt John tingbee, and ii insured in the Citizena' In surance Company for fildO. Damage trifling. The good* in tbe store known aa tbe "Manhattan Coafactionery" etcre, kept by Mr Reward A Evans, ?acaped destruction through prompt au?l energetic exertions of tbe police and firemen. Mr. Kvtus w*a insurei in the Equitable Inniraui. ? Company for $iOi'. Loaa about $16. FIRS IK VLITXR RTSBLT. I nit night, between 10 and 11 c'olock,%* fire waa dis cover! d ii> tl.e French dcug store of Charles Deeeiier, '?o. fe7 Oii??r ft-eet. The Pmnta were aeon on the pteir.ieea, and extineeNbad it before it extended beyonl tbe back room a ijotorng the stcre. wher<* it evidently originated 1 be pr?|rle?or lia<V locked u> the store and i* it hut a Rhort time uriot to tbe discovery ef tho Arc. Tte dnn.age dore wii pri.bnkly imn?at toshoat 9200. We could not learn if there were a- v insurance oa tbe 'tock. I Coren*a*i lii'imet, Pkatx raoM Frarrra* or tb* Skilu? Caroaer Hilton he d an Inquest jeviiiday at tha New Vark lloeuital, upon tho body of 'Ihomas Biggins, who name to lie death by comp'eseicn fcf tbe brain, procured from fra;tors of tbe eku'l recMved by ncciAeutally lali'ag frona the oM Yin 'lditg c<vw demollrbing at tne corner of Hroalway aad Ceuar? i?et The deceaseil was employod a< % I ibarer in vn' '-At down this atrnotuv, wi <>n he mtsaad b<< foet in>: 3 (ell through the rafters o tVe aeoond s or. to the r? lar, receiving a entere treet ie o ' tb? ?? oH> Ver diet, a -eiota ai Oeatb. Tbe derea ad Wai a <.a'.ivao', ltebu ?od about 3* yea re of eg*. Ctty IntellfgfMe* j The Wkathkr - -Yesteiday we were farorel with the first distinct int uk ''?o of the approach of eutnioer. 1 The day was oppren, ve'y warm and <rg . in marked ! couliai?t with the we*tk*r we experienced less than a weet r-ti o. On the Oth in*.*- the temperature utoo-l an fallows : ? 6 A. M , 40 deg. ; 2 2 M., 4>j ,ieg. ; a P, tf , 42' Yesterday, Id the ?dd, it rtoo'l ? 8 A. M., 69 deg. ; 12 M. , 'b deg. ; 2P M., 79 deg. ; 6 P M., 74 d^j. Thin ia running into Rummer qu'ck enoajh in all cnuscience , The afternoon wan cloudy, aad tta>? hnveni 'ook?d ; htorm'iil, hut it ended ia a slight vprinfelinif of rain. I M' anahile, winter clotl>in< h?* entirely di app'are j. and every one has donned the usual summer htb liiae He. W hite hat*. vrnU au l pint* are quitu common ani'i*); t'ue men, while the laoiex indulge in fabrics of a gayer acd ligtter texture Miutahy Pakadkh Yr-tkkiuy.? Yesterday a number of our city inMliry unf'orrooA eompAnlffl iLile tbeU *uuu*l (finfr parade, accompanied by bands of music, playing martial airp. 1h* light Guard, raptaln Vincent, turned ou^in fmt nuraKri aud while in?-cbin.; down Ilroadway formed In three demands, and looted more like a regiment tl nn a company. They this time Jispenaed with their overcoats, and *ppearel in their usual Hho?ry uniform. Podworth'* band, th<rt?-flve strong, accompanied them an11 plajed aoai of tbelr choicest piece*. Eighth Cempaoy National Guard, Captain Shamwav, mnde an excursion to the Red House ye?terday, ani there perlormed tlnir annual drill. Tlie State Guard, accompanied by Sheltoa'* fall ban), wer? hIpo out in full force Thtt hlevenlb reg ra'nt, W ashington Guard, Col. Van Outran will make their spring parade next Friday. Captain UIMme, Company B, will escort the color* from the Colonel'* quarttrs. Nrw York Cmr Litkkaky Uxioit ? Close or Tim Siw siojr.? The quarterly aeaaioa of the Literary Union wa* terminated Ia?t nigbt at the Mercantile Llbrury, Union place. The lectors mom of the library wa* well fill ?d dnring the erening with a select and dmorinin itlng au dience ol ladien and gentlemen, tlie attraction ?f the j evening being the conclusion of tbe debate on tae " free trade" question The qne.-tion wa* argued for and agkinet, by various speakers who** remarks were cha racterised with bunior. pathos and eloquence that at time* raised loud laughter, er brought down the plau dits of The bouse. Mr. Touylas l^lDngwell, the Presi. dent of the Union, at the cIohi >J the tfebito summed up the argument* advanced ou each aide, carefully weighed t ? n , one with the ether, an l iTe -ided in th? negative ? ;be derision being received with loud applaute. This Union may now be regarded ax fixed, and one of the perra?neat institution* of the stty. PRoiuitiJti'UTAL Ca.s? ov IIyokoi tiohia ? On Saturday atternoon I)r. O'RlIey, of Oliver street, wa* called upon tc 'attend a ycnng nnmed Edward B.-an?field, re uiufng at No. 3* Roosevelt street, who was nutlVriug reverely from hydrophobia, brought about by a bite ieci'>ed from a terrier dog about a monts ago. The pa tient v<?* HiiflerinK severely; so much so tiltt l)r. 0*Rii*y decided to hold a jonsultatioa with Cor<-ner Hilton on tbe course ol' treainesv to be adopted. The usu tl reme dy* were applied, bulthe patini.C not getting anv bo'.ter be wan removed to thy New Yori? Hospittl, at the [>>c tor's suggestion, where be now lies, not etpeeted' to recover. Brarsfield vras bitten in Dbe upper II?, but the wound healed. r.n?t nothing wore was thought of the occurrence uutll mday, whea' the man fudtlen!7 tcok sick rrftb hjorophotin, whieh will in all probability caute his death. Hrnsow i?rs>*ji Railroa-i Accident ? Yoatorday morn : iD*at aboo: 9<? cI<>ck. a< ih,, hair past six accommorta on train fArta I'eekaville- was running into the citr nBt?nIthi1^?trat?H0fir'', ? cau,B in coo??ct *t Forty, seventh street and EJevenO avenue wM;b a hortm aad hrMkriV'a? ibj * Germ*B. I lie borne iustautly and breaking ta? wagon and ?-lightly injuria* th? drive ^Tr^T V"1 2? can Ct^d^V dM ?. Pft . C'*M *" H??n ?** h? P'?8'bi7 aodderit ""/thing in ilia power to prevent thi Bstai, Railro* n Accident.? Last evening an unknown German wan rua ?ver by one of tbe Hudnon Railroad car.r at the corner s Canal and rndoon street . The un fortsaate man * srdrradfully m.iigled by the wheel* of . ' 1,ITed b jt ? '?? minutes after being picked up ibe body wan taken to tie Eighth ward station hou??, where an lowest will be hjii by the Coroner to. KoKtimo I.vciDHNT._We have of?n heard of per.ons on Ik: rod ships at set enclosing letters in glass bottles, eecurely sealing their up and casting them overboard, the ob?eet beirg to acojjaint their frioads on land of the whereabouts of the ship on that day, the latitude and longitude being of course inserted in the letter. Now i very often happens that these bottle* get safe to shore, ftre pick?i up by some pejaou, and their contents iusert , Tbi" U 1,,ite * common occur re-nee, bu, the following has a touch of the romantic about it A resident ol Mew York bad ojcasiou Utelv itsVf i f and' *nd aft?* "pending two- mouths amidst h !F? ' romantlc *nd P'cturesq ue <c?nery, business celled hic> home to this siJeof rne Atlantic He took boa'd of ? x?'liDr eaoiet from the Clyde, pre ferring this mode of convoyance to steamships, bJar a little nervous after ?o many aoci 'ents which have h"n p?neo of late After leaving port a head winu sprung i?PJ. i p to com* to ?nchor in a bay on the Firtbof Uyde. Being anxious to bid his friends on tJfrR"*"'ube wrot* ? letter> intending to send t by the pilot when he left the ship. A fair wind short ly alter epraging up, the word was given to heave the anchor, an J in a few hours the pilot left, the letter in the hurry being entirely forgotten. However not to be baffled, ho wrapped the letter in a newspaper, enclos ing oae penny as postage, and cast it overborn , leaving it to chance whether or rot it would ever reach its des tination. It was just tbe other day that he received a jettei from h? sister, informing liim that his letter had been found oa the sea beach, some thirty miles distant fiom tbe spot where it had been thrown overboard. But the most romantic pari of the- story remains to be told ibis same person wbo picked up the latter happened to be a bashful wooer of the lady to whom tbe letter was siioresred He thought Ihis a line opportunity to nav h's addresses ttthis sweetheart, and so, instead of mailing the letter, eared the penny, and worn a long distance to deliver it personally . Whether the letter had tbe efTect of propitiating the fair one, the writer saith not. Tn? Old Tortus Cosfrk Hchsb -We havs learned in regard to thi-> old building, oa the corner of Wa/1 and Water stiee*, that it was established by the "Tontine Association," the constitution of which was adopted June ^TTti4. The number of original subscribers was 161, iJBtor whom owned several shares, an! some of whom were ladies. The whole number oi share* or. ginally purchased was 20J. The -ttockhol.iers uadtbe right of naming any person on whoee life heir share should continue, soufd transler their stock by sale or otherwise at pleasure, and the death ot a stockholder did not de prive his heir* of tbe income of hi* share so long as the nominee survived The profits of the concern can con tinue to fce divided only until the nomlaess are reduced to .even, when tbe owners of the stock or tue surviving nominee :i receive the buildng. At the present time not a singl" one of the first members of the association survive*, ai are g. ne. The number ef nomin-'esut this period are fifty two, of ages rrotn sixty-two to eighty three years A calculation was made in the year 1*30 that the association, would most probably terminate la ? he vear 1874, when if the youngest nominees should survive they would be of the ages of eighty one, eigliliv two and eighty-three. Tax St. Nicholas Hotxi. Terpkratk oh Hi-*dat.? From an article published in tbe Hould yesterday, la reference to sailing liquor in tne city, tbe inference might be drawn that the St Nieholss Hotel wss included amoig tbe other places that sold intoxicating drinks on tbe i-abbatti. To cDirtHw; mich nference we would state (bat the bar of the St Nicholas Hotel, ti we art informed, has not been opened since tbe first of Feb ruary last. TBI AT7XMPTID PRIZK FIGHT. Numi Ward Station Housk, May 14, 1855. totuk kditor ok thk herald. An article appeu-s in your journal this day, undor the title of a -'Fight tbat Didnt Come Oft," which detracu the credit from where it properly belongs. Tbo true version of the affair to as follow*:? About four o'clock yesterday morning, I received Information from oQI ?r l ake I'cole, tbat four leaders, beiongiag to a gajau' of rowdies, had arranged all the necessary preliminar y* tt a prise fight, to take place on tbe above morning, iu iue foot of noratio street I immediately summoned a con sicerable force atd left for the rumored scene o? boitili When neariag tbe lo.ialtty, we discovered three large collections of persons standing within ha ling dis tance ef each other, evidently for tbe purpose f (lis- I t-Tscing this district by their brutal acts. These unlaw, ful gathering* were soon dispersed by out force, (Uie rowdies loiUring for nearly aa hour touth *t Fourteenth street,) an. tearing tbat they would again unite in one of tbe npper wards, 1 despatehej office* RltuveUwith particulars to the Sixteenth district, to give them an opiorlualty to Fuppr<-ss any further at'empt. on the jntt of the*'- villains to mnr tbe p?aeeaf the ci'y. Fpon of tbe messenger our s<-u id was wet by the blstotnth, who Inquired for tbe Hbereabonts of said paitles Net being Mr Editor, very ambitious of onto - ri?ty, it was not heralded on our return, to the Chief of I'ollcs, kse?i?g that having diechsrged our duty, with a ? Ingle eye to (be welfare and i^nlet of this diatriet. was a sufficient recompense withoat any additional laudation froa the press, or other sources JACOB L SBBRIJK;, lat Ue?t. ?th W?. P>lH>tm CeletareUott o t Maryland. Tc dsy will be celebrated for tbe Brat time, we baUave at ,-t. Mary's city, tr? anniversary of the landing of the CatfcoKc I'-'gr m Fr.tbers of Maryland. The event thna te he coirniemtrsted tock place mare than two centuries sgc Lefiard (divert, with two huadre-t emigrants sailed troBD l-nglan 1 and arrived at the Petoina j earlv in lt::4. Here he pn. chased of the aatives, Yanaco a wel' Vmwa l?<iia? settlement, to which waa sivan bv ( sivert Ihe name of ?t Mary'a. Thus was foun leel th, n-t'-ij o? faijfanil,, by the freadom allowed < r ulmious opinions and the literal character of I Haiter wai sp edOy increased by large arrival* from ?i ? r c-lnntee and kurope. Tha city of 8t Man's however, has long slaoe exiited bat in ' ' United 4.,U,n Circuit Court. Before Ch. ,f 3ait ce TUB OA 98 OF ,K ItSCAPED RUM. Mat 14 ?In Ike maUer e) Min Jo**pM*e aytrut Dnoitt d Vavenport J or ok '"Junction ,'t*r*ini?9 them from pubiuking liJiy Book, or lr'il CjHifUd.' ?At four o'clock, P. If , vih o*. 00 k,J*erfcJ ailiilavita wen read bjr Mr. Cutler on the Plrt oi **? dik-Dflant, ia cppoeition to the metier] for Lflj'inct.o *? The lliiiavit of Mim Mary J. Upthtir, ?eU f jrtil A'1** '?* it about the l(?th of December, 1864, at the reqtu"' of Mr Chan H. Una!' , who iufcrui?J her that be ira# in wrtthiff a book ia wbieh would b? introdaJ* 'l tue utatnurnt of Miati Buakley'ri exposure at the tbticn ol fct. JoH?j?h, near KmmiUbu-g, Maryland, coniK<cte.l to amnet h ui ia wr:ti?(( and cotnpnaiug jam* , She (M n? 1 pahur) did coiBj>-jbe and oom aratf' bei e f ;ae sole author of so much of the book entitle ir My Hook, or Tbe Veil Upliftc ..h it compri-^d be" ?!????? 1 P?r"K'jpn on the nevonty li! tu pure, lea. tbiit Mr* ptf. uTT.V^n !** h-.a ??err r.Ma m to a?l;eve tbot Mr. Beale w?? acting a? the ajjrnt ot Mm liuukter in the publication of tbe bank The affidavit ?t John T Vr*?cU, Cl-rk of the District Court of Virginia, at Norfolk, uepoaei! thai the wli?l* (ML the Look pioper, or that part dUiuic*> from her atatff Kent, was compo'ttf and written by Sn M,rj j Up. shur an<7 himself, and that tb?y are tlic aol? an thorn thereof. With itspect to the statement o* Mian Hunk lty, it in hupossiMe W? particulars* wua". Torti ius are original, and he further states, that tl e' mmuacript furnished by Miss flunk Ivy contained but tant ami met-gre outlines of her residence at 1st Joseph's, 4whioh w ? n- arranged, 91)ed up, (Netted in new language, and entirely re-wiltteo by tiai (Krancls), ro that there are but lew sentence* even, aa originally written by herself; only tlie facta as described by her are preserved He also' states that, beaides what waa tontained ra her mint acript, other facta were related by Miss Birulley to him and to Mr W . (J. Punbar, amoncr which is no incid?at described in the ninth chapter, ? herein a pries) kiates her, >i*s iinnkley. Mr. William G r unbar states that a few daya after the arrival of Mia* Buaklev in the city of Nc-sr York, from the institution ot dt. Jose,) h'a. Maryland, whence she bad recently made her escape, Mr. B-aie intro luoe4 him to her; in bis pretence lieale proposed to Miaa Buskley thai If she would furnish him with a stateaseat of her experience while ? Member of th* community of dt Jereph'a, he would undertake to compote and write a work In waleh her ex]u>ri*ace at the said inhtitutioa would be comprised, and fcfcl be would also arrange aad re writther statement, it waa understood at She time that Mr. Hea'e waa to have coutrol of the puulicatioa of tha work, act] that Mi>s Hunkley should receive one-fourtto of the net pioUts arising therwtrorr ; Miaa Funk ley c<nrenied to the arrangement pro posed a few daya afterwards, he (Mr. Dunbar) handed Mr. Beale some papers confining memoranda of her residence at sit. Joseph's It waa understood at the time that Mr. Heale waa to have the publication of the wt*k, lor he told her that a Mr. Drfckhouae would ad ? Mice the necessary funds for the publication, for whioh be waa to retfi-re one fourth and Mr Scale one-half of the net profl'.s accruing frcrn the tale of the book lie baJseen Miss Utinfeloy several timet after #arda, and b?v? l.eard her express- any dissatisfaction at the ar rangement that had been made with Mr Beale. h . Ptcchi d?- Casull, in hia aflld.ivit, statei that Joseph Bunkley MM him he bad come to take home hia daugh ter, who waa at the house of Dr. Andrewo, of l'ert'i Am boy , N. ]?. ; tbilt Mr Hunk ley aaid he ba<J never known I>r. >cdT ew* until hwvialted Norfolk last winter; that after bin3aunhter's escape fro >ut l>r Andrew had cnrr?npon4ed with her u ,>ect; that when I>r. Andrsws waa at Nor! Te>l !u name aa ''Jones" attbe hotel the- ?< aa a reasun that he was employed on a secret a I secret ssrent of the l'. 8. l'o*?t (JOice Depa " said be believed Dr. Andrews will a Jesuit or a d scoundrel. " * * * ? He (Bunkley) waa quite ex tod, and aaid be mint go and see the 'Hen. Krai us Itrook*. to whom be h*4 a ietter of introduction: 4?pMMB* went and ia trodnced Br.nkley to Brcoks; on earning dowa tjom Mr. Brooks, Mr. Bunkley seemed to be very much excited shoot his daughter" deponent and Mr. Beale aavi&ed h!ai to put bis daighter under the care ?f Mrs Brooks; all at once be exclaimed: l/-t aa go to the l'aeific Hotel, I a i.?t linl h this '-a^ineta to-day;" they weat there, and deponent state- that Mr Bankley seem ed te be aatisSed mth the arrangoirente mate witn Mr. Beak. to. PuNenberry rend an affidavit of Miss Bunkley, to the' eflecl that she had f'irai>thed two Brndred pages of the book, and had submitted them to BeMn at hia solicita tion ; and tbat sh* niwt p ave blm .107 authority to pub lish tl?'work; tbat ahe bad seen a f opy of the work mw rertnsiaed, and bad rarked the pn,rtn which she btl ??i itti-D, word for word, and also tfco passages wbiob had been introduced. Mr. Cutler argued at tome length against the injunc tion, claiming tbat M * Uunkley waft not' the autbereen ot the work id question. and tbat ths negotiation be twn Mr. beale and IM Witt Davenport wai per fectly tair and legitime*. O* serai ^andford contoured that the injunction ihotM be made perpetual; that the defendant! should be re (trained from publishing thin work as the wan preparing a history of ber own life, in which the* ?- scenes and In cidents therein doner! bed would he net forth m the same words. Decision reserved. Police Intelligence* OVBIOre CASE OF ALLEOBD ABANDONMENT. A few days ago, Mrs. Georgians M. Bate arrived ia tbis city from London, England, in searcbof her hat band. .who abandoned ber some twenty years ago and emigrated to tbis country, After a great deal of searching and trouble, Mrs. Bate nays she has dison vere<l her long lost h wain in tb? person of .'6 ha H Bate, proprieter ot an extensive mahogany yard, at 133 Hod son street, and accordingly irutde a complaint against him for abandonment. A warrant was lisue 1 for tk* ariest ot Mr. Hate, and piacxi iu the lianas of Sergeant Smith, of the Lower 1'olic- Court, for execution. Vm tuUay Mri Bate was arrestol and taken bofoie Juttion B<>g?rt. at the I/>?er I'olice Court, where ho denied the cliargn most strenuously, saying that aKbcagh be tra a a nati7? of England, he nevmr in the whole coarse of hi* life saw his female accuser before. Mrs Bute, however, insists that the accused is her hu.ibaad, and says tbat about seven years ago the caught hisi in Canada, whet* he paid ber handsomely fur allowing him to go at large. Mr. Hate ha* a wife and family of grow* up children now residing In this city. Altogether the aifalr it a very curie m one, and will no doubt be a matter of boom grave consideration for the magistrate to give his deci sion In. A1XSGBD ATTEMPT TO KILL A FOLIC KM AK. At a late hour on Sunday night, while officer Smith, of the Hmth ward police, was patrolling his beat, he dis covered a man beating another, and on going up t? ar - reft the disorderly character, was met with a formidable resistance in the shape c" a loaled pistol, which, as be alleges, was presetted and fired at him, but tbe cap, fcr tunately not exploding, his life was saved, for which, boaever, be owm no thanks to his assailant. Tbe offloer succeeded, after a hard chase and running fight, in eap turtng the fellow, who, en being taken before Justine Wood, at the Esfex Market Police Court, gave his name as Charles lynch. Tlie magi?trate, on hearing toe offi cer's statement, committed tbe prisoner on charge of felonious assault and battery. case or cowiudino. Yesterday morning F.nill L. Cane hois, residing at the St. I enis Hotel, appeared before Justice Pearcey, at the Second district police court, and preferred a complaint for aasanlt ana battery against ,Tobn Canchois, who. he alleges, assaulted him with a cowhide as he was em erg ing (rem a cmg store Id the neighborhood of the hotel, and, beating him severely with the weapon, drew th? blood from bis faee. He further alleges that the accused drew a knifo and threatened to take his life, but tbe in terference of bystanders prevented him from putting bin threats into execution. A warrant was issued for the arrest of tbe aacused. Soma family difficulty. it U sup posed, bas caused tbis unpleasant state ot affairs be tween tbe parties. esssun or thrmtiwiho to kill. Catharine W'thers made a complain* yesterday at the. Jefferson Market Pclice Court against Joseph Grottier, ot No. 327 Sast Tenth streat, for having entered her apart ments ia Tenth street, ?d threatening to take her lite with a dirk knife, and but for the entrance of some ot ber friends, he would have killed tier Tbe oomplainank did net assign any reason for tbe attempt made upoa ber life, but many suppose the accused to be a disap pointed lover. A warrant was tinned for Grottter's ap prehension. CHAXOE OP KSKPIXO A DISORDERLY HOUSE. Yesterday Char tea Williams ind sir females, all Ger mans were taken into custody by "'ergunt Manx Held and. 1 llicer Webb, of tbe I,ower Police Court. Tbe male pri soner is charged with being the proprietor of the henna No. 348 Water street, which is complained of by Alonan, Coed tiring as being a disorderly place The prirennan were brought before .luatice Connolly, who Mmmittoi. them to prism for examination CHAKOB OF KHSElVmO "TOLKN OOOM. Martin Papst, Maiding at 13rt Stanton atroet was ar rested yesterday by oficer Sagleeon, of tkA Brooklyn pe ' lice, on charge of being tbe receiver of a. lot of. clothe, > silks and cassimeros stolen from several stores In the* lower part of the eity. Th? officer revived eotoe info#* (ration In Brooklyn relative to Papet'a -aapio/msnt a mil a ccordingly proceeded to bia place in. Stanton street, an 4 tbere arrested him. he waa brought bafarc Jnsfan Connolly, who committed him for eaaasteaUnn In we I bease of accused were found a valuable lot of o> tks, | silks, and other articles, soppoeed to bes olen, ' /bisk were seireil by the officer, and brought to tha. Le**r Police Court, at the Tomo* where owners foe stolen pro perty tie requested to eel) and identify their goods. cbami or riLONioca assa vi.t* Francis Nixon was taken ino rust oar oa.^undaj >ifM by officer Sherwood, charged wltb bsvlug, I? on rellg'nns matters, afcsbbed John -V"**, of Ne ? Fifth street, In tbe abdomen, Injur eg hl? Tbe s sensed waa taken to tM Conit, where Justice Peare ? held b? to awi of tbe wounded mas s injuries. ,h* . wou * oonveyel to his residence I a sarriaga, wfeera be a?* ? lias ondergolng medi sl t.eaimect Crrrrtctiitv -In TSe^H.y'. p.^r we sU^^t twn cflirer Thome, of the Thirteenth ward potifte. Hi ace the eubl feet ion of ?b? sasss we have he* ^^usstod te at?to fha- I bsriee I' erSeld was the oftcar that ass stod Thome In mat I' (t tbe arrest, and not Sergeant Osborne, na we be nouncrd.