Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 30, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 30, 1855 Page 1
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I THE NEW YORK WHOLE NO. 685L MORNING EDITION-WEDNESDAY, MAY HERALD. 30, 1855. Bccleslaatlral Trial In the Reformed Dutch Church. HI 86 ION OF TBM PARTICULAR SYNOD. Tbe P.rticular Synod of the Reformed Datch Church I of Mew York, tu convened in extra ae-aion at the con aiatory room, in Fulton afreet, to adjudicate upon the appeal of the church of North 11 ranch, New Jersey, being a complaint of the coneiatory against proceeding* of the Claaaia of New Brunawick, on November 14 ul 15, 1864; and as appeal by the coneiatory from the action oi daaai* on November 30, 1854; moreover, a complaint of John Rank against the action of Clasaia of February 13, 1855, and respecting the proaeoution of which the I'resideit of the Claaaia allege* that due no tic* wae not given . I Tb# ajnod waa opened with prayer by the Rev. Thomaa C. Strong, the president of the laat Particular Synod. From the eredentiala produced, it appeared that the I following peteona were duly delegated; they took their Mate accordingly:? From the Classis of New York.? Rev. John Knox D. D , and Rev Dr. Comatock. I From the Smith Clatsis of New Turk Rev. Manciua I. Hutton. D. D., and Elder W H. Van Dalaon. From the Clatsis of Hew Brunswick ? Rev. John F. D. D., and 8. M. ' ood bridge. Sdtt, J arnen I Taylor 9 From the Clatsis of Bergen.? Rev. J. Paschal Strong. Rev. X. U. Gregory and Elder S Garretsou. From the Clatsis of Faramus ? Rev. Iaaae Cole. Fro m Ik" Su-ulh ClastU of Long Island.? Rev. J. M. Manning. From the North Clastit of long Itland.? Rev. Thomaa C. Strong, Elder George B. Brinkerholf and Abraham [ Beekm.u. From th- Clatsis of Passaic.? Her. John C. Cruick thank, Elder* Jamee Van Neaa and John Gaaaon. I From the Clasti ? of ifudvtom.? Rav. William Lyall and David Rooda. From thr Clattit of Wettchesler Rev. Philip Phelpa, Jun. Rev. Thomas C. Strong presided, the Rev. Nioholaa E. Smith assessor, and the Rev. J. Paacal strong clerk. The I'm .-mi ,\T then presented to the Synod the requl litlon on which he had called the special meeting, being k communication from the committee appointed to in reetigate the complaints, stating that, after patient mdeavor, they had not auccseded in conciliating the taitiea at variance, and that they had mutually Instated in a trial of the appeal. The busineea of tlie (tension being special, the minutes >f the last meeting were not read. The Stated Clerk desired and obtained permission to pre- I lent a communication relative to the establishment of be Clasais of Milwaukle, with a view to ita immediate Reference to the Committee of Overtures. The letter nakea the following statement in reference to the un- I icnstitutionallty of the Claaaia:? I observe that our Claaiis has not been rightfully or- I anized. Thla has not happened by design, but Jerom? I I. Davenport being in our micat, we aubmitted it all to I lim lnoe?d, we did not know chat the particular aynod I nust be recognized in the formation or new cl; sags. But, I n our simplicity, we proceeded to the work as necessary tnd important to the church here in the West. It la of I taelf a principal reaaon why Dominie Ypma and myaalf inve left Micbigaa t > labor here in Illinois and Wiscon in, anc in the formation of a Claasla. It has ail taken ilaoe witfi the advice and consent of the Claasis of Miohi gan, to * hich we have previously belonged. Rev. Dr. Kkox then preiented on behalf of the com aittee the following report in reference to the question t issue and ordered on trial : ? I To Tire Particular Stsod of New York. Drar Drkthrkn ? The committee appointed to endea 'or to adjust the difference unhappily eclating in the hurch of North Branch, under the care of the C asels risew Brunawick, reapectfuliy report :? That in prose ution of the object of their appointment, they visited he church of North Branch on tue 15th of May instant, i of th* committee being present, except he Elder, W illiam B. Crosby, who waa prevented by ill ie&6. ' I After devotional service and the delivery of n appropriate discourse by one of the com ?nittee in presence of a resectable and interested con ftngation. the committee, witb prayerful earnastueaa ?ad patient perseverance, apent almost the entire day ?nd even my, and exerted their beat skill in elfjrts tj ?estore barmony among the parties at variance. The? I ?ad, in the brat instance, full and free conference with ?acta ol the parties claiming to oe the consistory, eepa- I ?jtely heard their reapective propoaals, and gave them I ?beir beat advice. They then conf-rred with them to I ?ether, and laatly with all the members of the church, ?bo a till remained present, It grievea them to say, with ?nt auecraa No platform could be found on which all ?rere willing to meet. The only thing in which they all K u oW" . wiah that tbe appeal on the table ?r the Synod may be tried. A more detailed and parttcu- J wr report is unneceaaary, and In viewofthe pendingtrial, I ?ula, perhaps, be improper. The report conclude! ?J * ?-*preasion of the belief that the efforts of ths ?ommittee were not, however, tntirely fruitless, the I ? mm it tee believing that a good feeling has been en gendered amongst the congregation, atd tbatthair visit ?faulted in the promotion of the tirm intention of the ?ongregation, contending eonsistoriea and the claasis ?" b? governed by the decision of this court. I li.^! Knox then mov*d, seconded by Dr. Hutton, I ?bat the report be accepted, which wae agreed to. I Knox then made a motion calling upon the I ?>m*i to now proceed to trial, which waa aleo carried Bca voc 0 I ? The l'RtaiDKNT then, in accordance with the rule of Bie church, announced that the Synod is now t> proceed ?o judicial buaineaa, and tbat tbe members had by unani. ?kius vote asaumed tbe character ol judgea of one of ?ae com to of the ecclesiestlcal body, and that during ?ia aeaaion all legislative business would be ruled out I ?f order. I ? Tie various minutes of proceedings were then read, I tending to the elucidation of the question, some I KngthentM diacusilon arising as to the propriety of the ?dmiaaions of certain papers. Tbe principal docunenta ?e;e the complaint of the consistory and the order for g* change of the method or the election of cuurch ?Beers, tnie beiDg tbe mattsr actually In dispute. ? The latter ts the order of the claasis of New Bruos ? lck to exclude female members of the church from ?oting, and the former being the appeal from the d*> ?ilon? tirat, because the consistory had already made yeir nominations: seeond, because the order Is in de ?anoe ol tbe constitution; and third, becauae it mill- I ?itps to the dishonor of the church. j ? Several other papers and extracta were read, but thev ?irow no lnrther light upon the aubject. ( I 4 con,,*nt?<J that tbe Rev. William Brneh and ? A. H. Cornell be recojnued as commissioners for the ?MM of New Brunswick, and the Revs. Jamea K. Camp and Mr. Woodbridge on the part of appellant*. ?The Commissioners for appellants tben procteded to B>en tbe caa*. I ? Rev. Mr. Camfhk.l first spoke. He aald that he ahould ?averse tbe document on which the action of the claasis ?ad been .>a?e<l. The meeting at whiah the petition? ?blch was tbe primary proceeding in the matter? was ?eld in the dsad of night, when only the partisans of the ? ovement were or could be present, and with them it ?as a family matter. One member then present waa at ?aat under cenaure, and he believed aeveral othera were ? tbe same predicament Some othera were actually ?ispended from the communion of the church; one ? her ia not nor has not been baptised, and ? another there exlata no evidenoe or his | ?caption into the church; still another was not nor is |>t a member or the church; that is the sort of persona ? whom this church-governing meeting waa oomposed. j ? e church ia thna to be trample! under root? ?iere ia an end to all liberty. He believed that the en ?ie trcuble bad originated trom outaide^iolluencee? in ?uencee brought forward for the dlaruption or the ?lurch as one body He believed that it la the preroga ?ve of tbe female members of the church to vote at I Beae elections, and he knew or caaea under the const!- I ? tion where they had exercised that right. He was ?sited in bis remarks, or he would throw aome light ?pon the nature or the causea bearing upon theout ??eak? they were not entirely free from guile. He knew ?>mewbat or the character or the people amongst whom I ? ? had Isbored for fourteen years, and he feared they ?ould hardly be content even with the actian of this ?oard upon the matter in dispute; the " outsiders'* will ? >t allow them to be aatlafled or at rest. The questioahad ? en once in the shape of a lawsuit, which even pre- I ?*nted members from being willing to act as churoh ?Beers, and this had prevented nominations from being ?ade or when made, accepted. He felt assured that best way was to leave the matter alone at its pre Hot atage for tbe present. Had this courae been Ulten ? the outset much ot the trouble would have been woided. Hhev. Mr. Woodiirido* followed on the aame aide. He ?>oke, reviewing the documenta preaanted, and con Hading that the appeal or tbe conaiatory should have Hayed the action or the cleitis. Now there la the Hrange ?pectacle existing of two ordained consistories I ?>e locking up the doors, and the other opening them, ?r ,'oree? ore sitting opposite the other, each lighting ? be the eousiatcry? the clais'.a has usurped a power I Hit given in the constitution, and he trusted that their Htion as overriding tbe constituted authorities or the H urch would be reversed He presented nothing new. HMr. CoR5Ki.i., then, for the clasala, replied, oontand- I Hg that the nominations of the consistory had not been I Hade, or if made, not perfected, ai thev had not an- I H unceri their candidates three times in the churchea aa I H provided for In the constitution, and, there Hre. that the action of the (claaals in making Hher nominations and in Instilling their officers wae Hifectly legal, also that? the appeal was not nejeesary etay of prooeedure unless ao decided by the vote o( ?e who had a right to examine tbe causes and ?rcumatances of that appeal as in thla instance they ?id thought it unaatlsfactory. Ia what had been done I ? e cleeeee bad thoaght themselves ac'Jng for the I ?et interests of the church, amongst the msm- I ? rs i or which a long and bitter strife had exist*!, ? to uenrpatlon he denied the charge or the inten H,d' cla?aea had not even known of ths nomi- I ? i " of c,lurcb officera oy tho consistory and if H'?" """"nations were made, why were not the ordlna W . ' b?for* the action or the classes was \ ' - ' ^ - WM 801 T?r at least three weeks arter the w ".if. a?**rt?<l to have been made. 17."': BRrmi rollowed on the aame aide, and in the H > 1*u<11b< tiw spirit of love aad forbearance j which h?d been universally exhibited by the cliwa is the investigations before them and defending them in their action aa excluding female rotera at the request of 'he body of the people. Rev. Mr Ciariunx elated in explanation, that notice bad been given the clashes of the nominations made. Discussion wa* then cloned, and all the Dirties iats rssted withdrew; the President then vacated the chair, and it waa taken by the Assessor ( R.?v. Mr. Smith). The roll waa thea called, and each member expressed hii opinion a* to the question. The question was thea taken, and it waa R?*olved, That the complaint aad appeal b? sustained, and tbaaotion of the Classis of New Brunswick, relative to tbe rxclution sf lemalo vo'.ere, and the appointment and or dination of a second oontistory, be declared null aad void. Tbe parties being re-admitted, the yute was declared, when Vr. Cornell announced the intention of the Clasais to appeal to tbe General Synod The oom plaint of Mr. Runk was withdrawn by constat of the Court. Adjourned. Annlvei sary Week in Boston. The religions and other societies of Massachusetts commenced holding their anniversaries in Boston on Monday. Below will be found abstract* of aome of their annual reports:? AMERICAN TRACT BOCISTf ? From an abstract of the forty-first annual report we gather tbe following statement of the society's opera lions daring the year: ? The result* of the year are bet ter than waa expected, considering the general depres sion of business. The receipts from donations and lega cies are a little 1a advano* of the previous year, the total reetipte are $73,387 03, of which the donations and legacies are *30,212 38, besides $2,093 25 paid directly from this field to the society In New York? making the whole amount of donation* to this cause fro a this field, $33,205 03. The total expenditure* are $76,249 11. 200, COO copies of tbe American Mnuenger are issued monthly, and 27,OCO in the German language; of these. 60,000 copies are circulated by this society. 300,000 copiee of the C\Hd' t Paper are issued monthly, 65,000 of which are circulated iv this society. The amount paid inte our treasury for these two papers U $12,204 76. Eighteen colporteurs have been employed from one to eleven months in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Canada East, whose agcre?*t* labors amount to seventy-tour months and twenty-four days. The publications sold by them amount to $3,033 63; grants, $1,108 62; religious meetings held, 232; visited 22,086 families; held religious conversation with and offered prayer for 6,399 of the*e; found 4,369 families who neglect public worship; 1,431 destitute of all reli gious books except the Bible, and 5S0 without a Bible. Among the families visited, 390 were Roman Catholics. Sold bibles to the amount of $110 71. Total number of volumes circulated by colporteurs, about 50,000. The report waa accepted, and an abstract ordered to be printed. PRISON DISCIPLINE SOCIETY. The President read the annual report of the Treasurer, from which it appeared that tbe society is in debt to the Treasurer to the amount of $220 65. A gratuity of $550, voted by the directors, has been paid to ttie familr of tbe late Secretary, Mr. 11 wight The society have a fund of about $5.0C0. The operations of the past year have been very limited. The report was accepted. AMERICAN EDUCATION SOCIETY. The follow inw statement of the condition of the a (Kirs of tbe assoc'atToii, including both tbe present society and ita various hunches in diffeient parts of the coun try, was submitted: ? Receipts into the treasury of the parent society at Boston, for the year ending April 30, $33,615 19 ; or the society at New York, $4,322 89; of the society at Au burn, N. Y.. $1,106 86; of the Philadelphia society, $4,966 67. Total receipts into the treasury of the Ameri can Education Socclety, $34,001 41; balance in the whole treasury at the beginning of the year, $14,942 42; total available (unds, $4S,943 83. Disbursements by tbe parent society, $20,627 43; dis bursements by tbe Central Society, $7 566 60; disburse ment* by the Western Society, $1,092 36: disbursements by the Philadelphia Education Society, $6,614 96 ? total disbursenecnts, $34,901 43; investsd, $7,896; balance in treasury April 80, 1866. $6,147 40. A umber of Young Men Auilted ? B7 the Parent So ciety at Boston, 328; by the Central Society at New York, 92; by tbe Western Society at Auburn, 18; by the Phila delphia Education Society, 62; total, 600. Tbia is an In crease of fifty over tbe previous year Ninety new ap plicant* have been received >r tbe Parent Society, and twenty from the Philadelphia Education Soolety. From the Central and Western Societity the number of new men is not reported. MASSECHUSETTS COLONIZATION SOCIETY. The report of the managers was read and accepted. It represents this branch ol the parent sootety in a flatter ing condition. The receipts for the year have been $16 - 406 37; disbursements, $16,716 97. The Parent ?oai*ty sent out 663 emigrant* during the year 1854. Of these 368 were emancipated gratuitously, and sent out by means furnished by the society, iwenty-nine purchas ed themselves, and 161 were born free. About 120 were sent liom Baltimore, in addition to the above. The re port refers in fitting terms to the decease of the Rev. Dr. Woods during tbe last year. Tbe report waa ascepted, and an abstract ordered to be published. SEAMEN'S FRIEND BO DIBTY. The managers' report was submitted, showing the re ceipts for the year to have been $6,438 88; legacies and donations for Boston societies, $670; whole amount ef receipt*. $6,013 88 ? showing an increase in receipts of $226 94 over last year Amount remitted to tbe Amtrl can Society in New York irom Massachusetts, $4,000 77 ? an increase of $398 58 over last year. During the paat year there has been expended for destitute *?am?n, at the Sailors' Home, $574 82. In addition to thia, $2j0 worth of clothing and 3,000 volume* of books. The num ber of tailors at the "Heme" during the past year was 2,468, mak'inginall 18,468 that have boarded at tbe "Bome" since it* erection. The report wa* unanimous ly accepted. The Treasurer's report shows that the receipt* and expenses are nearly balanoed. The society owei the Treasurer $310, and als> a debt on the Seamen's Home of $21.0< 0. The report wa* accepted and 1,000 copie* ordered to be printed. YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. Abstracts of the managers' and treasurer's annual re ports were read, representing the association to be ia a flourishing condition. During tbe past jear 212 new books have been added to the library, and twenty four sermons preached. 'The total receipts, including the balance from old account, were $8,662 20, of which $362 wa* from an nual member subscriptions, $100 from life members, $159 from subscriptions In different sum*, $647 from re newal of annual subscriptions, $540 from donations, $189 f3 from proceeds of concert given by Muiical Elu cation Society, $660 from lecture*, $78 08 from fines and sales of old paper*, and $6 80 from interest on loan*. Tbe total amount of expenses waa $3,481 13, leaving a balance of $71 07 In the treasury. Hiram Ketchum, Esq., of New York, delivered the address. AMERICAN PEACE SOCIETY. Mr. Beckwith read tbe report of the directors, which included a statement of the treasury account. From this it appeared that a alight advance In their receipts over last jear had been realised. Tbe receipts were $6,346 66, and the expenses $4,771 47, showing a balance In favor of the treasury of $674 09 the report ?peak* encouragingly for the cause of psaee, and of a great change in public sentiment with regard to war, tending toward* the establishment of arbitration as tbe policy of tbe world in the adjustment of difficulty. A warm altercation occurred betwsen Rev. Mr. Angler, of Concord, and Lewis Tapyan, of New York, up>u a phrase in tbe report calling Mr. Webster " the defender of the constitution." lewis Tappan arose, and objected to having that por tion referring to Webster Included in the report, giving a* a reason that he voted far the Fugitive Slave bill, and wa* not therefore a defender of the constitution. He abo gave utterance to several unkind and unjust expressions touching the sr*at and lamented man. Rev. Mr. Angler replied with much earne.iines* and warmth, and hurled back the charge that Mr. Webiter had not at all times defended the constitution. "Had It not been for Daniel Webiter," said the speaker with telling emphasis, "the country would have gone to the devil long ago " During his remarks, Mr. Angler, who is an impressive au1 graceful speaker, paid an eloquent end beautiful tribute to tbe genius and worth of Webster. Mr. tappan stated that be did n?t wish to get into a quarrel at a meeting of the Peace Society, and after ac knowledging thst he was mistaken In one or two asser tions that be bad made respecting ths acta of Webster, ne retired from tbe war of woros with meekness and humility. The report was then adopted, with some slight verbal alterations, and ordered to be printed MASSACHUSETTS BIBLE SOCIETY. The annual report waa read, from wbicb we learn that during tbe paat year there have been distributed IS, 671 Bibles and 29,167 Testament*; 6,826 Bibles and Testa meats were distributed gratuitously, and the remainder were paid for in whole or In part; 2,149 were given to seamen, 1.06$ to city missions. 69* to Sabbath and other scbcols, 426 to public houses, fee., aad 1,492 to destitute families and individuals. The total issues exceed the previous year by 9,283 Bibles aad Testaments. The do nations, annual subscriptions, Ac , daring the year have amounted to $8,864, legacies $1,400, total available means from theee and other sources at tbe present time, $*3,382 12. The expenditures during the year have been ia all $21,711 10, leaving a balance In the treaaury of $1,621 02. The total receipts are about the simeasthe previous year, although the contributions from tbe churches have somewhat diminished. The anniversaries will close on Thursday night. Jersey City New*. What Wk Dii.ik. ? Capt. WooUer, Superintendent of the Jeraey City ferry, turned the faucet of the Crotoa water pipe la the ferry honae on the New York aiJe yea tarday morning to draw a cup of water, when at leait one hundred young eel* were diaoherged into the cap. One of them waa about three lnohea In length, and the other* were from half ot aa inch to an inen in length, and alt Tory dander. They were takes to the office of the Superintendent of the ferry on the Jereey City eide, and placed in a globe Ailed with Paaeaic water, hut many of them died. The Turf; CNION COtTMK, L. I. ? TROTTING. Tckrdat, May 20.? Match, $500, mile heata, beat three in five. W. Peabody named a. m. Annie La arte, to 2C0 lb. Ill D. Pflftr named black g. Indigo in harneia..,. 2 2 2 Tlaae, z45? 2:40? 2:51 Tbe Kinney Expedition. The Beet clipper uteamatilp United State*, having on board a number of thoae engaged la the famous Kinney expedition, attempted to ?all on Monday afternoon, bat was prevented by the authorities; and It U now doubtful when they will be able to elude the vigilance of the offi ciate, and make good their departure. Yesterday at noon the ateamer "Vixen eaet anchor outside the dock foot of Eighth street, where the United States ia now laying, and to make asauranoe doubly sure, the steamer Corwin is placed at the foot of Six teenth stteet, to guard the passage by way of Hellgate, and a revenue cutt*r at the foot of Grand, and the pro peller City o( Boston, further up the river, guard* the passage by way of the bay. So the expedition will be compelled to wait awhile yet, or at least until the go vernment is satisfied all is right, and that their Inten tions are peaceful. The United States is reputed to be tbe fattest steamer leaving this port; she made the best time ever made between this city and Havana, and should she once get down the bay, no government steamer in these waters oould com* anywhere near her. Advices from Washington inform us that secret but strict orders were despatched from the Navy Depart ment, on Friday night, to the officers in charge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, to uie all despatch in getting the above veaiels ready for sea, and to have them in such trim as would leave no possibility of the United States eluding their vigilanoe. In order te carry out thase in structions, wotk was Immediately commenced on the different ships concerned, and went an up to a late hour on Saturday night, and during the day on Monday. The City of Boston has shipped fonr atw guns; the steamer Vixen lias had two put on board, and the cut. ter Corwin has taken In one, with a full supply of am munition, sbot and stores. Tbe City of Boston was built at Medford, ia the vici nity of Boston. She is a propeller, of five hundred tons burthen, and was lately running in the line between Philadelphia and Boston. She is of a long, narrow build, modelled sharp, and driven by two powerful steam engines. The City of Boston was lately purchased by the government In order to be refitted and sent on the Arctic expedition, but she was found, on inspection, unsuited for that service. The steamer Vixen was purchased for the United States naval service in 1818, and the cutter Corwin ia well known on our coast. The Ttssels were got ready for sea in a spirited manner, and in equipment and ar mament they are in creditable atyle. JujgLag from their position in the river, as above described, It would seem as if the ateamer United States had only a poor chance of getting ofT in a hurry. Board of Ten Governors. Ths Board met yesterday, at the Rotunda, in the Park. Present, Governors Townsend (in the chair), Duke, West, Henry, Smith, Tiemann, Taylor, Degro, Draper, and Her rick. FURNISHING WARDEN'S HOCSE. Among the requisitions read wan one to fnrnlsh the house of Col. Stearna, warden of Randall's Island, with carpet*, mirrors, &c.; whereupon quite a debate sprung up as to the propriety of so doing. Governor Smith moved that $500 be appropriated to defray the necessary expenses, which was lost. Ths matter was then referred to the Randall Island Commit, tee, to report. SUNDAY SCHOOLS ON RANDALL'S ISLAND. The committee on Randall's Island was authorized to allow the children attached to Sabbath schools, 11 bsrty to visit the northern portion of Randall's Island. THE PENITENTIARY HOSPITAL. A communication was read from toe Warden of the Penitentiary, in lelation to the escape of seven prison ers from the hospital. Governor Webt moved that the communication be sent back, as he hardly deemed it respectful to tha Board, o: to the other oQlcer who has charge of these people. Tn + /act was there was no good feeling existing between th ? officers having charge of the prisoners, and thepubU: intertst uuileied theieby. T11K CYPRIANS ON BLACKWKLI.'S ISLAND. Governor Draper referred to the recent comtnltmt.ntof elgbty-flve street walkers to the Penitentiary and Work houie on Blackwell's Island. He, for one, would not like to ooubt the infallibility of Mayor Wood, but he would say that he could not commend this wholesale commit ment of these miserable women. Wbat crime have these women done that tbey should thus be summaiily sent up to the Island? There was evidently a pretence In this matter, for of the eighty five persons thus sup posed to to committed, over sixty are now in the streets of New York. Governor Tiemann? Does not the report state there are forty -five now on the Island? Governor Drapkr? Yes, but it is not true. Tbey stay in prison only long enough tor their lovers aad friends to go to the Island with a habeas corpus and have them brought to Court, where they are discharged. Gov. Draper, In conclusion, moved that a committee of three be appointed to investigate and report on these cam mitmects, as, for one, he felt degraded, an a New Yorker, that such scenes should take place in the oity. After some discussion the motion prevailed, and Gov ernors Traper, Duke and West were appointed such committee. WIIAT HAS II FEN DONE FOR THE POOR. George W, Kellogg, Superintendent of the Out Door Poor, made a report on the expenditures during the months of January, February and March, with a com parative statement for t&e nam* per'od In the year 1854. Tbe report was ordered to be published in the news papers We extract tbe following : ? Number of families relieved during the flrst three months of last year 10,79$ Persons during tbe same period 4U,136 Amount expended $13,814 96 During tbe same period 186$ Families relieved 22,274 Persons do 80,613 Expenditures $71,018 60 WMKLY SUMMARY. NCMIIKR OF PERSONS IN TBE IVHTnTTIONS. Bellevue Hospital. .. . 713 Randall's I-.and .... 804 Lunatic asylum 671 " Hjspltal... 2S1 Almshouse 1,C09 In Citv Prisons 310 Penitentiary 319 Colored Home 247 In Hospitals 295 Co orrd Orph'Asyl'm. 180 Workhouse 736 Children at nurse.. . 183 Total 5,694 Decrease since last week 26 Number ietnaining May i9 5.720 Admiiteo 1,659 Total 7.279 Died 26 Eischarged 1,3.0 s Sent to PenttMrtUry 99 Sent to State Pi. ton: 3 1,685 Total 5,694 Police Intelligence. CHARGE OF 8ELLIXO LOTrHRY FOtlOIV. A German named Christopher Krobn was arrested yes terday by officer Debinder, of the Third District Police Court, charged with having sold lottery policy tickets to Adam Hoffman, o! 101 Wlllet str St. The complainant state* that he bought a policy ticket from the acoused, and made a "hit" for $6, which, however, Krohn re fused to pay. This, as a matter of ooarie, vexed Mr. Hoffman, who forthwith proceeded before Justice Wood and made a complaint against Krohn. A warrant being issued for his apprehension yesterday, ke wan taken into custody on the above charge and brou(ht Into the Kneex Market Police Court. Here Justice Wool held the accu?*d to bail In the sum of 9500 to answer, and in default thereof was committed to prison. Since Krohn's arrest a second complaint has been made against him by a female, who also made a "hit," but was refuied payment by tbe prisoner. ARREST OF SrPPORin RIVER THIEVES. Two young men, named JelTeraon Smith and Cornelius Van Clief, were arrested yesterday morning by offisers Mason and Smith, of the Ninth ward polioe, on suspi cion cf being river thieves. The aesused were found In possession of a ship's boat, In which they had a chain cable sd<I anchor snugly stowed away. Justice David son, before whom they were brought, committed them to prison for examination. CHAROBD WITH ROBBING) HIS EMPLOYER. William Hamilton, a laborer in the employ of E. Reed, satinet manufacturer, of Fifty-fonrth street and Third avenue, was arrested yesterday by officers Myatt aad Rockwell, of Nineteenth ward police, charged with having at various times stolen a number of pieces of satinet, valued in all at $150, the property of his employer. The officers succeeded In recovering all of the stolen proper ty from the various stores In which Hamilton had di< posed of tbe goods. The accused was taken to tbe Se cond District Police Court, when Justice Davidson com mitted him for trial at the Conrt of General Sessions. ALLBGBD Bt'ROLARY. At an early hour yesterday morning officer Geraghty, of the Sixth ward police, arrested a sailor named John Brown alias McNsmara, on charge of having forcibly entered the store of Samuel Diss, of 19 Duane street, and stealing from the premises cloths valued at $50. The place it question was entered by means of false keyi, a? tbsre were no marks of violence on tbe doer through * s <b sneoterance was eflected. Brown was brought ?' ?'? sties Connolly yeeterdsy, at the tower Police * ' ' who oommitted him tot trial la default of $600 but. The Mormon Immigrants TO THE EDITOR OF TQK HBItALD. Tour repcrter, in yeaterd?y tuorniig's paper, fell into an error in stating that "a large number of Welch" were among the Mormon i ami 'grant* wbo recently arrived at thia port by the William Stetson, a ad in the further gratuitous aisertion that ?' M jrmonUm was rife in Wales." We paid a visit to the Wlll am Stet-on yesterday, de termiu'd to investigate the suhjeot. The captain sub mitted to ne a copy of his official manifest, setting forth the age, sex, place of nativity and occupatioa of all his passengers. Not ratified with this, we called on Smithurst, the Mormon elder and president, who went carftfully over ibe list with us, andcf the cne hundred and eighty-eight adult Mormons on board, there were only fourteen or fifteen wh > bore Welsh namea, and whom the elder regarded in any light as Welsh people. We do not call this "a large number" of the whole. In answer to our inquiries, the elder stated that thoie people whom be regarded as Welsh were proselytised in Liverpool, and none of them in Wale*. Nearly all tlie re mainder he s*t do wn as Scotch and English. lie said some of the Scotch were proselytised in Liverpool, and others in Scotland, and who were received in Liverpool from that eountry. He stated tbat the chief occupation of the males bad been that of oolliers anil miners. The English converts were chiefly from the manufacturing districts of Lancashire, which had Hupplied the greatest number. Among them were a tew whom, he said, though they had enrolled themselves as English, cluined their paternity or origin from Ireland. The asrertion that "Mormoalsm is rife In Wale*," is unsupported by any evidence whatever. Indeed, Welsh men of character and education in this city, native* of Wa'es and recently from thence, positively deny the statement. The present moral and religious condition of Wales renders suctta supposition in a measure impossi ble. By the last British census, taken in 1851, Wal's numbered about one million and a quarter of people. It also appeared that, outside of the established church, they supported about 2,0UU independent chapels and churches, while the established church had only about 4C0. The independents are composed of I'resaytsrians, Baptists, Methodists and Oongregatlonalists, being the same as similar sect.-i in the United States. On a Sunday the census wus taken to ascertain the number wbo usually attended cburch, and it was found that over 600,000 of its population, which was about ail ot a proper condition as regarded health, age, & c , attended. Of the whole population, at least tbrto fourths to seven-eighths speak the Welsh language, into which the Bible and a large number of ttanuard tlieo-oglcal aad miscellaneous works have b??n translated? iacluding Milton's ' Paradise Lost." "Watts' Hymns," besides a large number of scientific bojUs. They have, betides, an extensive literature which is original, in their own language. There are published at this time in Wales no less than thiiteen ijuarteily and moothly reviews and magazines in the VSeleh language. We speak from proof, for we have -ten the copies, and have a list before us. besides at If si six newspapers in Welsh, which circulate largely all over the Principality. In the city of New York there are four We!sh churches ? llaptiht, Methodist, PreabyterUn and Congregation alist ? where sermons are preached every Sunday in the Wekh language ? tbat tongue in which the Gospel was first pi eacn*d in Britain seveateen centuries a<o. They publish a Welsh newspaper m New York which numbers five thousand subscribers, and they also publish four periodical xevlews and magazines in the United States. There are no people in Europe more thoroughly Pro testant or more ilioioughly wedded to the Christian reli gion than the natives ot Wales, or, in a general way, less likely to give it up for Mormonism or any oftier de lusion, or intolerant bigotry of any description A NATIVE AMERICAN. A Littler from a Mormon L.ady In Great Salt L<ake City. UNCI.E 8AM TO BK CLEANSED? THB WOBLD TO BB fUBIFIBD? THE DEVIL TO BE DKIVBN OUP? MOB MON SAINTS ARB THE LOBD'8 BaTILK AXKd ? BKIU HAM YOUNO AND COL. 8TBPTOB. Tie following letter wa* furniahed to th? New Havea Courier by a gentle mar. of that city, whose Bister, the writer, resides in Great Salt Lake City ? Grkat Salt L?kk City, March 23, 1855. I have received jour letters datei January, a ad was glad to hear of your good health and tha*. of your fami lies. The suffering for food does not surprise me, a* I have been looking for it, and told you and foretold you t&at a scene of trouble was ahead; that war, famine aod c< utile nee would lay waste the nation*; that they have rejected the Gospel, and are left witbou'. excuse. Tha piopfcecies of the anclmt and modem prophet* are be ginning to be fulfilled. and the earth will be deluged with biood and lira. Do you not here the Bound fro a huiope's eliotee? Do jou not hear the groans of dying men by thousands, and the mourning of widows and the tears of orphans'.' Weep not for tne poor *alut<, but lor yourselves. It U true we aie exiled ami deprived of many comforts, and the hands o! our enemies are still raised against us; but the great Jehovah is on our sile, and it they kill us, they can only kill the body, ??1 we shall have a more glorious resurrection Thef cannot take away the priesthood, for it la eternal, and it is not to be taken from the earth I am paired when I read tne horrid accounts of the war tn tne Enat; at the lame time I know that there things must be; the earth has to beaweptof wlckedniHS, an! the wicked will elay the wished until Ibey accon phs'-j the wirds of the prophets. I know of no place, except n the#* chambers of the mountains, tha'. I should be willing to call mr home, unless we a* a paopis are commanded to 'e*ve. If bj, tne mustard seed will scat ter farther and wWer. Every time the tree is sh ikea the seed is ?>nu>d that rauci. How vain it is for m?n in Ins pride aod haughtiness to fight against God, and see* to overthrow his government! They may as wnl! beat the air, and far better. I hava never yet believai thu the lcrd brought this people out here to <?e#trojr th^ca, but to hide tbem until his indignation has passed over the earth. If the government of the States is afrall of beirg coDtamioaUd c y the aamta of the Moat High God, and tie only people whom he acknowledges as his own, tt ii a pity, Ohwhatapity tnat the frontiers should be corrupted by the best and most virtuous psuple on earth! Has I ncle Sata put awav aU the vile prostl tu tea ami wicked men out of li In midst? Has he waahed himself from all the brothels and s:aka of iniquity that send forth a horrible stench to heaveor Has lie repented of all the fornication and aduitury that he has practised lor igei and generations gone by? I s not his garment stained with the blood of saintt? Verilf, it is! Woe, woe, woe, to that nation if they yet again raise their hands sgslnst the people of God. Is not their cup of iniquity already full? Verily, It la. Thereare many houiht hearted cms among them, but loak at their lead ers?their oittcers of government, and officers of the navy snd army. Ihey an corrupt as the devil? I think that old Sataa would be aahamed of some things that they glory in. No sooner did the officers arrive here last tall than they began to inquire after women And because they were rebuked openly, they took offence. It is aU that mothers can do to keep tnem away from their <aughter?. They make dancing parties, and me all their intluenoato decoy the young, simple girls Into tlieir places. Instead of rearing up honorable families, and blessing tbem, they scatter vice and corruption wherever th#y go. You speak of Brigham Young squandering the $20,000 aent to build a State House. The same State House has I been goix gup several months, at Fillmore, in a valley south of this. Do not judge again without knowing the eircnm stances of the ca?e. Colonel bteptoe la here, and has, with many other military officers, signed and sent a petition to Congress, to get Brigham Young appointed Governor again. Col. Steptoe appears to be a gord man, aod Is very frienlly to this people. So you see that you cannot depend upon newspapers for truth. There are many, no donbt, who would like to come here and take our posnsesslons from us as a booty, and drive us, they care not where, so they got the prey. They would waat but a wink from the President to start forthwith. If they do, they will know there Is a God in Israel before all is over. The Indian* are al ready coming forth out of their hiding places. They have, like ns, been driven from their homes, and when the lull time comes they will come out like a lion out of a thicket, go through and tread down. This is no lllu wion of the fancy. They will one day be a battle axe In the hand of the Lord. Now, who caree anything about I'ncle Sam or his haughty looks!" When the stone strikes the imsie it is hound to fall. You must either renounce the Bible, or acknowledge the hand of the Lord in this, the latter day work. Mr. Thomas is one of the Grand Jury, and has heard the judges and officer* express themselves freely. They told bow they felt before they came here, and how charged were their fcelinga and views In regard to the Mormons. Tbev had au idea that tbey were a dangerous p?0L'e: that their lives would not he safe here: that tbev must aim themselves well all the time. When tfcey arrived here they found all quiet, all Induatriom, all attending to their own busmens; they laid aside their weapons- had bo use for anything but an old to bacco knife, which one of them pulled out and showed to the jury. TVey were all treated with kindness and respect, and felt well. This la their own testlm<nf- If t'ncie 8?m will cleanse his fVD fsce snd bands and keep his nose clean, he will have enough to <<o without interfering with us. From bead te foot, he ia covered with woands and bruisaa aad putrefying *>res, as they aay they are when they pray; and aeeda sweeping and swabbing one (feneration, at least, to purify himself You say that we will fall Into ! other hands? I say that we are In the hands of the great God our Father In heaven, an! we cannot fall out of them. It he permits a scourge to come upon us, or use* the wicked a* a rod in hla hand to chastise ns, whose huslneea la that but hii own? If we need ano ther sifting, and he r ?*es use of our brethren to do it, it will be right as ?" ** we are concerned. Joseph'* brethren sold him fo< ? t/oad *lave, and afterward* bow ed down to him, and were *aved by hlo*. These thing* are *11 right. If we sacrifice all earthly possession*, It Is no more than the saint* have done before us in all I sires when p?rtecutions came against them. It is sa cilfice that bring* the bleealng* of heaven, wear# get ting an experience that i* worth more than houses or lands. Tbere are people here wbo have been dlapoeseis sd six time* of all their real estate. Bo you auopoee they will lose anything by it? No, it will be paid four fold. It wan not the plurality system that caused the persecution In the early part of thia Church? It was not known to any in the Church till they were driven sere ral time*. they were in Illinol" when the Revelation was given; that was the las* place they settled before leaving the State*. Tbe devil know* more about thi* kingdom than you are aware of? he know* that hi* time I is short: hi* stronghold* are already crumbling, ready I tcfiH Ilcw can % L jyd.m ?Ux.d -Jtu. U d.v.rtd agaliut ? itself? If you wi*h to see what ii coming upon this genera tion, March the old prophets. Jeremiah and Isaiah. nee what they say abaut the last day*. I hope and pray that you both may live a little longer, that you m it gee for yourselves, and not another. 1 want you to see the winding up of this generation. This ig but the com mencement of it. I want to me bow the lx>rd will work the machine, and how He will bring forth thie strange act, an act which hag never yet bwo brought about since the creation. You look upon the satntu a? an igno rant people, deluded and ltd aBtray, by lo hern, and lo there. Time will tell all thing*. If we are such an im moral people, it ig Htrange that the lx>rd should cho->se ug to bring forth hig glorioug purpoMa, ana aet up a Btandard for all nations. I conclude that we were the beat material that He could get to work with. The true Mormon grit ig pure stuff. If it is not already so, It is In a way to become purified. It has been in the crucible several times. The Saints are coun selled by the authorit es of the Church to lay up a store of wheat, enough for several years to come. If we can do It and supply the increasing emigration to these val leys, and when the soldierg arrive to kill or drive us off, we will do a great work. We have to feed all that come, good and bad, Jew and Gentile. None are left to (0 hungry. That is ri^ht. Indians and enemies all look to us for bread, as well as friends? all right. Th?re |is plenty for all; the land is fruitful, the gnli in rich; that is the reakon our enemies covet it, and think to take it from as. Good farm* in cultivation; thousands of acres bioke, all ready for them when bread gets scarce in the eagt. This is no fiction. They are now waiting for the President to wink, and they are on hand, H'i w >11 not have to crook his finger. Walt a little and see what will grow out of It. I would tell you. but you might think me hard hearted and cruel. If their cup is not full, let them fill it. Babylon must fell, although she is great, and proud, and very dignified. That will not gave her. There is one who is greater, and who " has get bis hand the ceconJ time to recover the remnant of his people," and you will gee it. M. M. T. City Intelligence. Sorr Shell Gknkral Committkk ? The Old Men's Gene ral Committee (Administration) held a meeting last night in Tammany Hall. There wa* quite a full attend ance. The principal business transacted related to the getting up ot the grand mass demonstration on Thurs day night, in honor of the election of Henry A. Wise as Governor of Virginia Among those mentioned as likely to be present at the meeting, was Mr. Wise him self, but this is somewhat doubtful. The softs appear to be in excellent spirits at the result of the Virginia electicn, and are determined to make all tha political capital possible out of that event. After the appoint ment of the necessary committees and the arrangement of other details, the meeting adjourned. Tire Extension op Canal Strkkt.? This work so 1 mg femamled by the public convenience, and so long de layed by private opposition, is at length progressing. The ttreet is to te opened through the block that now faces Broadway to Mulberry street, where it wi!l inter sect Walker. From that po nt Waiker street is to be widened by the addition of twenty-flvo feet on the northern tide. The hout-es occuoying this spice are being r? pi?11y demolished, and In a few months probably they will be replaced cn the new line of the street by blocks of stores befitting a wide ani business thorough fare. No municipal improvement of late years has added as tli's will add to tte comfort of our citizens, and the dignity ol osrcity. It will conititute a bnad avenue across the Maud from the Hudson to the &ast river, not ir a straight line as formerly pfoposei ? for that was found too expensive from the cost of the buildings it would destroy? but sufficiently direct for see; and intersecting Uroad way. the backbone of New Yrrk, at what for business purposes is likely to be for many years a central point Ftrea In Aew York. FIR* IN MADISON STKEET? SCHI'ICIOV OF ARSON. * A fire broke out yesterday morning, between 2 and 3 o'elock, in the cellar of the grocery stcrs kept by John Becking and Francis Webbling, 167 Madison street, corner of Pike. The fitemenwere soon upon the spot, and extin guished the flames before communicating to the store above. Becking ft WehbliDg's los t by fire and water is estimated at about $100: they have an insurance on their stock snl furniture foi $1,500 in the New Amster dam Insurance Company. A man named 1'atrlck Craw ford, occupying a portion of the basement cn the night of the fire, had some lifliculty with the grocer's clerk : a fight ensued and tbe clerk cut Crawford's bend with a club. The police took Crawford to the station house, as he was considered in the wrong, and also in'oxicited. However, shortly after 10o'clo:k that night Crawford was liberated from th? station hou-e anu wont home. Tbe fire having occurred in a wood th?4 in the basement, nex' to Ciawford's apatfment, in a suspicious manner, snd the difficulty orcu-rlcj between him and the clerk, ltd tbe po'-lre to suspect that lie was in some way con cerned in firing tbo premises, and he was accordingly ar retted and taken before Justice Wo.-xl, who committed lum to prison to wait an examination before the Fire Marshal. FIRK IN WATER STREET. About a quarter past 3 o'clock yesterday morning, fire was diseoveied In tbe four story brick building No. 262 Water street. Tbe second, third and fourth floors are occupied by Messrs. Hathaway ft Carman, tin and shee' iron workers. The fire bears the appearance of having originated in two places on tbe second and fourth floors. Messrs. Hathaway ft Carman are insured in the Market Insurance Company for $3,S00; their loss will probably be to that amount. The first floor and cellar are occupied by O. J. Whitfield ft Co , plumbers, whose dimage by water is estimated to amount to about $1,200. Th?y have an insurance on their stock of $4,000 in tbe L?n nox Insurance Company. The building, which is owned by G. J. Whitfield, Is estimated as being damaged about $2,000. It is insured In the Astor Inturancn Company for $4,00o. A fire occurred on the premises of Messrs. Hatfcaway ft Carman about a year ago, which at that time was supposed to have resulted from spontaneous combustion, l'he whole matter is under the Investiga ticn of the Fire Marshal. FFSE IN FIFTH STREET. On Monday afternoon, between 2 and 3 o'clock, a fire was discovered in a dwelliog house, situated in the rear of No. 14 Fifth street, occupied by Mr. Bernard Farrell snd family. The fire was discovered in a dark bedroom, supposed to bave been the result of accident. The dn mh?e f one will probably amount so $76. Toe case is before the Fire Marshal for investigation. Brooklyn City News. Contract to Scpplt tiir Easts rn District wrrii Gas. ? A contract between the City of Brooklyn and the Wll liamiburg Qas Light Company was agreed to by the Common Council at the last meeting Tho section of the citato b? supplied is the 13th, 14th, 16th and ltlth wards, to take tflect January 1, 1856, and terminate January 1, 1866. The provisions of the contract are, that the public buildings under control of the Common Council, are to he supplied with gas at the rate of J - 50 per 1,000 cubic feet ; the street lamps to be lighted 300 nights or 2,000 hours per year; for three feet burners, $16 60 each : four feet burners, $10 60 each : five feet burn* rs, $23 60 each , and six feet burners, $26 50 each. The price to be charged to private parties is not to ex ceed the rate of $3 60 per 1,000 cubi: feet for the first 5 years of the contract, and thereafter not to exceed $3 per 1,000 cubic feet. The company is to expend $5,000 annnally in laying mains in such streets as may be de signated by the Common Council, l'he contract was acopted by a vote of 27 ayes to 6 nays. Privatk Watchman Drowned. ? A watchman employed to guard prcperty about the docks, accidentally fell from a lighter at tbe foot of Jay street, on Monday night, and was drowned. His name is Sumuel Clennon. His body was not recovered. Drowned Man Focnd. ? the body of a drowned man was picked np at the foot of Van Brunt street yesterday, by Patrick Halpin. He bad on a blue sack coat, gray mixed pantaloons, blue overalls and high boots, lie was about lorty years of age. An Inquest was held and a verdict of found drowsed was rendered. Personal Intelligence. Henry A. Wise, Governor elect of Virginia, left Wash ington on Monday, for his residence in Accomac county. Hiram Ketchum, of New York, was to delivertbeannl sersary address before tbe Young Men's Christian Asso ciation in tbe Tremont Temple, on Monday evening. The town of Dorchester (Mass.) will celebrate the two buncred and twenty-fifth return of the date of its settle ment. on the next Fourth o' July, when Edward Everett, a native of tbe place, will deliver an address. Governor Gardner, who was born in Dorchester, nlll be there. ARRIVALS. At the St. Nicholas? Jndg* Sherman, Newbnrg: Gov. n. B Anthony, Providence: Mr. Herman. England; W. O. Mill* ell, Canada; J. T. Heard, Boston; Vetln, Phila* delphia. At the Metropolitan-Capt. Skillmer, Texas; Fayette M. R i ii scol d . Pennsylvania; Ur. U. II. Itudd. Louiaville; Judge Kobartaon, California, Mr. Merrit, Canada; J. l'opham, Eng land. At the Aator nouee? Hon. A. {lilmore. Pennsylvania; Jamea Mcllenry, Liverpool; O. II. Corliss, Providence; Hob. R. C. Hchenck, Ohio; t apt. N. B. Palma Stonington; Hon, Geo. Rllae, Hon. T. A. Tarnton, Springfield. At the I'reaeott House? M. Simpson, Albany; John Rlea, New lork; John Zimm' rman, Carrie Zimmerman, < ine'tt' null: C. If. Herman, Q Woltman, Boston; Konrad Kiaenger, Cincinnati. At the St. Denia? Joseph Mann, Dr. n. B. Clarke. New Bedford; Samnel Ilnrlbnt, Baltimore; C. Wykoff, Boston; T. W. Glhba, New Haven; G. Beok. Mew York. ARRIVALS. From Savannah, in the steam'hlp Augusta? D F Halsey snd servant, Mite ."t?enb?rgen, W H lladrann and lody, Miaa Telfair, MraE I. Smith. Wm Shirwell, Mra Kel|V and two children. Mra Tareona, Mra O'Conner and two children, Mrs Scartcro and coild. Mia C Day, Miaa Carrie Day, Mias Rate P Day, J N Oakey and lady. A L IJartridge and lady. Mis* Smith, O Dvckman, lady and son. Miss Jonet, Mra Build and eon, Mra lien seem. S Hills, S 11 Battsherne, R Taylor, D Cnatls. I P Gnrnell, O B Waits, H Collier. M Owen. Dr Bonne, II Hajm. Mrs Smith, Mis* Lawreaee. Rev W 11 Mil bum .0 H Bralnard, J H Green, W W Woodruff and child. .1 11 Chess, Mr* Husen and two children, Mr Taylorand larty, R D Clapp, II A Valentine, R Tenbrike lady and two children, 8 Oak smith, 8 Russell, V B Reed, J O Barnwell, A Dext.r. C C Moody, D Tiernay, Mrs Faweett, Mary Jaok aon, Mia* M S Ualsey ? and 67 in the steerage. Corn is selling In the Chickasaw Nation at t2 60 per bushel, while Hour can only be had at one or two places In tbe Nation, at 920 per barrel. No grocerien are to bs ha<l, nor can any be obtained until there i* a rise is th? Arks ota* or Bed Rivera. THE POLITICAL CRISIS IN ENGLAND. MEETING OF THE "SOLID MEN" OF LONDON. Administrative Beform Demanded by the People, 5l c., <ko.t to. <>n Saturday, the 5th of Ma j, a matting of ths nH - hint* an<l trader* of the metropolis was held at he Ixmdon Tavern, Biahopngate street, for the pur pose of organizing an association to promote a tho lough reform in the various departments of the Stat*. The atihetnblage wh convened b y a circular Issued by a body of gentlemen connected with the trade and com merce of the city, profeising all shades of political opinion, and admission wan obtained to the hall bp uek?t. One e'cl jck waa the hour appointed for com mencing the proceedings, but shortly after twelve the large room ? estimated as capable or containing one thounand'five hundred persons? wan filled to overflow ing; and bo great was the anxiety manifested to be pro vent that many hundred eager applicants for admittance, including several members of parliament, could not be accommodated. In this state.of things, the conductors of the movement, with great promptitude and tact, ex temporized arrangements for the simultaneous holding elsewhere of a supplemental meeting on the same sub ject; and the use of the (iuildhall having been readily S ran ted by the I/iril Mayor for that object, a me ium was supplied for the expression of a large portion of the popular feeling which must otherwise have been stifled. On and about the platform at the London Tavern were Messrs. J. I. Tra vers, J. D. Powles, S. Morley, J. P. Gansiot, W. Tits, W. J. Hall, James Hutchinson, W. 8. Lindsay, M.P. ; Nor man Wilkinson, K. lionnoch, Samuel Baker, George Bishop, Jr., Johnstone Neale, Captain HrobeU, M P.; Mr. Otway, M.P.; Col. Reed, M.P. ; Mr F. French, M P.; Mr. Magulre, M.l'. ; Mr. Munrough, M P. ; Mr. Swift, M.P. ; Mr. Dully, M P., Mr. Ollveira, M P., & c. Shortly before one o'clock, on the motion of Mr J. I. Travers, Mr. Famuel Morley, (merchant,) was voted to the chair. In Introducing the business, The Chairman said that perhaps he could bar.lly fir* a more striking evidence of the earnest feeling excited in reference to the great question which had brought them together that day than was afforded by the tact that, owing to the crowded state of the room. It had been thought expedient to commence the pro ceedings five before the time announced. He regretted to find himself called upon to occupy so prominent a position on that occasion, not, however, from any want of sympathy with the object about ta be pressed on their attention, but because some kind at restraint might be expected to b? exercised by a chair man in the ex pteesion of bis opinions. He further re gretted that the circular summoning the meeting aid cot comprise the names of gentlem-n who had been ac customed to take tlie lead in political ma'.ters in that city. The absence of those names was doubtless per fectly honorable to the persons who ba l declined to jotaa tbem; but, cn the other hand, this departure from the ordinary rontine in city affairs might lead to good In the future. (Hear, hear.) No doubt nmoon the names at tached to the circular appeared those of persons who were unknown to the general public In political matters; but still they were mm who were engaged diligently, and, to a large extent successfully, in the discbarge of social and other duties in the conduct of the various branches of business witli which they were connected; and If they had now been drawn from their private avo cations, which were in themselves sufficiently onerous, it was because they bad been deeply moved at the hu miliating position in which the country was pUced, and becauue they saw that the heart of England was sick at the state into which things had been brought; and they, therefore, wished to call upon tbeir fellow citizens with one voice, and as on* man, to dcclsre that that state of things saould no longer be suffered to continue. (Cheers.) They had thus early to entreat tbem to give the lie to the statements thai were going about, 10 the effect that that meeting wan to end in nothing. (Hear, hear ) If that gathering were only to result in the adoption of a mere string ot reeolutions? tame enough, in all conscience? on bin liot or he would not have come there to take a part la its proceedings. He came there because he hrmrttlf / tared that tee io?re drifting into that statr which, </ un checked, muft land unin revolution, and because, in all seriousness, be bad no faith in order or peace which was not founded on contentment; and he for one waa rot disposed to pay " Peace, Peace," when be felt that there ought to te no pence. (Cheers ) Among the ru mors ? II oat relating to that movemont was one charging it with being a mere trading alTair. Thin, he was sorry to say, was tte tone ot the last number of the Emnnmitt. a newspaper, strarge to say, that was itself Identified with a gentW.nn who had raised himself to the position he now occuj ied by those very qualifications which they wished to Rte mor? largely Introduced into the government That journal, with an olTentlve and un worthy sneer said that the discharge of legislative and gnvfrnmental duties required different talents from those which comicanJed success in the counting house and at the merchant's desk ? (a laugh) ? and that people were in the habit of expecting too much from their governments. Now it was to the intelligence, the industry, the unflinching persevrranse, and, above alt, the high principle which for the moat part distinguished her trading and commercial classes, that Kngland owed her greatness: and it was because they wished to see the same combination of efficiency snd honesty transferred in an equal degree to the de partments of the State that they met as trade i men to enter their protest against the existing system of malad miDiitratlon. (Cheers) Again, they had been aceu Md of attacking the aristocracy. Now, the reputation of the aristocracy ought to be safe in their own hands; and It was only so far as theydeseived and plundered the people that they should be called to account. TheEngliah people were attached to their aristocracy and fond of tho institutions of tbeir country, but worse things for a na tion could befall it than the loss of even its aristocracy (hear, hear); and he warned that favored class not to force the people to examine and scrutinies too curiously how in days past they had been plundered and bamboo zled. ("Hear, bear," and a laugh.) There were those who atlccted to believe that the aristocracy had a divine right to govern, s ml who seemed to think that the com mon people could not be sufficiently thankful to tho men gloryicg in the names of Cavendish. Elliott, Russell and Stanley? who, for a few paltry thousand a per annum, undertook the heavy cares and responsi bilities Incident to the administration of their public affairs. (Laughter ) Now, the aristocracy had as much rignt to a sbare ><Mt>e government as any other class, bat only in proportiS as they exhibited the star ling qualities of honenty and efficiency. (Hear, hear.) It behooved that meeting, then, to satisfy themi elves a ? to the disinterestedness of the gentlemen who had con vened them that day, and, If convinced of tbe purity of tbeir motives, to swell their voices in tines that would te not only unmistakable, but must be obeyed in high quarters.' (Cheers.) He was bound to say that that assemblage had no direct connection with the war, Into tbe right or wrong, or the probable results of which, or into tlie buna fides o' those who were carrying it on la our babalf, be' was not there to enter; although be mast, at ths same time, honestly confess that he had his owa misgivings on all those points. It was the hideous dis closures of tbe mismanagement connected with the war that seemed to identify that movement with the present contest with Russia; and even when that contest was over, the all Important question would recur, " How aro we to be governed?" The weight of the public indignation might fall upon the Christies, the Filders, and the lioxeis; but the truth was that there were Christies, and Filders, snd Boxers In every department of the State. (Hear, bear ) I et tbem go to any one of the public de partments they pleased, and if they chanced to meet tho bead of it without his Intelligent underling at his elbow to cram bim, they would find him displaying an amount of gross ignorance, inoompetence and sunercillousaeen about any given subject which were actually eating into tbe very heart of the country, undermining its great ness, and wonld, if continued, be its ruin. (Cheers.) He bad reoeived the deepest impression from reading the accounts of the frightful state of the hospitals at Scutari and of those miles of agony (to use the expres sive language of the Tirn't' correspondent) where then sands of our fellow. countrymen? the bravest of tte brave? were left to die as though tbey were dogs. Tho Rev. Sidney GoColphin Osborne? a name to+>e mentioned with boner (cheers) for his spmpathy with suffering humanity, and whose philanthropic writings were known to the world years before the war through tbeir appearing with his Initials attached to them in the co lumns of tbe t\mrt ? bad also pointed out the utter inca pacity and? what was worse? the Intense heartless ness of the officials who wtie charged with the care of the sick and wounded. But, to proceed to another point, why was It that the intelligent subordinate, wben possessed of long experience and great abi lity. never rose to te the head of his depart ment'' lot tbem go over tbe list of commissioner* of customs, taxes, and tbe like, and they wonld And that in nine cases out of every ten these ap pointments were bestowed because the recipients were either son;, cousins, nephews or brothnts in-law of members of tbe government, or of persons having politi cal Influerce at their command. Would It not be grati fying to the publis to aee now and then a Rowland Hill made Postmaster General .'?(chetrs) ? an office ess?n ttally requiring a practical knowledge of business an 1 an acquaintance with commercial matters, but which had never, In the memory of the oldest living man, been held by an j body but some peer, who was seldom p issessed of the necessary qualifications. The remedy, however, for this state of things was in tbe peoples own bands. There Wfte not fifty men in the House of Commons whs were thoroughly pi-oaf against the thousand forms or influence which surrounded tbe psthof * member of Parliament. It was sail tha* thei-e were 120 , one of peers, and about 100 more of their sons -Inlaw, grand - fous or nephews, in the noose of Commons, mating to gether 220, or about one third of that aisembly. Nor, these men bad as much right to sit there as anybody else, but tbe wisdom of tbe constituencies in sending them there was much to b. . g lonir as this system went on, and the people rested content with mere Solse and vaporing expressions of indigna tion the government would be only too thankful to them for allowing them to continue the system Tha first advance towards the effectual remedy of the exist ing evils most spring from a thorough change in public opinion as to the relations between members of Parlia ment snd their con. titnents. Why should a candidate <ro round about, cap in hnnd, to the voters and entreat th'm to do him the great kindness of recording ttieir votes in bis favor? The citizens of London should take ,are that at the next election there was no mlsttkeia

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