Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 17, 1856, Page 1

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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. Till. SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1866. PRICE TWO CENTS. NEW YORK UBOI8UTUBH. Senate. Auiany, Feb. 16, 1886. Mr. Fmont presented a petition from the Ntw York Qonse of Refuge for an appropriation. RKI'ORTS. By Mr. Brooks? Favorably, relative to the formation of ? Ceiretery Aaacc<atlon in Niagara county. The annual report of the New York Bank of Saving* Was presented. BII.T8 INTRODUCE). a Mr. PrrrT? For tbe better regulation of Insurance ?M. By Mr. C. P. Smith ? To incorporate the Brooklyn Col ? legiaU Institute; also to create I<etferU' park, In Krooilyn. By Mr. Brooks ? To Incorporate the Tram Atlantis Tele graph Company. BIL13 PASSED. Mr. Fpkschr introduced a bill calling on savings banks to make reports forthwith. Adopted. For the appointment, of CommUiioners of Record for Einga county. To amend tbe act for tbe registration of birthj, ratr rlages and deaths in New York. < For the more effectual prevention of fires in New York. To authorise bankers to act an agents it certain cises. Relative to sheriff's certificates on sales of real estate. Appropriating $14,000 for rebuilding the shops recently burnt at Sing feing piuoL. Aiuenibly. ALBANY, Feb. 16, 1856. PBTITION8 1-RRSB.VTKD. Foi aid for the New York Eye Infirmary, and the same for the Consumption Bospital By Mr. Maiikn, from the citizens of Oneida, to make the Loid's Prayer the only legal prayer to be used by cleig)m?n, on account ot lis brevity. Bv Mr. Spi sola, for the inoorpor&tion of the Pacific Pock Company, and for cew docks in Brooklyn. REPORTS. Favorably on the bill to change the name of the Sus quehasnah Insurance Company. Favorably to appropriate mi ney on loan for the founda tion ot a State Agricultuial ticcie y. Favorably on the bil? relative to foreclosure of mort gages by advertisement. Favo:ably to exempt the library site and buildiagi of the New York Historical Society from sale by execution. BILLS PAbHKD. Authorising the C unty Clerks to transcribe the records when counties are divided. To amend the act relative to the time for sending in reports of academies. The Woilc of the Senate. THE CHANCKBY KCNDK ? KRFOBT OK LIST YEAR'S COMMITTER. The Bpccial committee of laat year's Senate, con sisting of Messrs Lanning, Yost mid. Robertson, who were appointed to inquire into the situation of the funds under the control of the late Court of Chance ry, at the time the same was abolished, and all things appertaining thereto, presented their report on Fri day last: ? The committee believe that the result of this in vestigation will put at rest the idea that has pre vailed, that there is a large amount, known as the Chancery fund, unavailable and uncalled for by any one, and lying idle and unproductive, except for the benefit of the officers having charge of the fund. Most of the fund is active and productive, belonging to individuals who arc in receipt of the accruing in terest or the varions principals as they become en titled thereto. A large proportion in most counties has been paid out to the persons ent itled to the Bame, since the transfer of the funds and securities vnder the act of April 12 , 1848, It is the situation of the fund since its transfer to the various county treasuries that the committee have endeavored to asoert&in. The whole amount distributed by the Clerk of the Com t of .appeals among the various offices was $1,886,057 27. Mast of the County Trea surers answered all inquiries promptly ; and where personal examination <vas made, the books and ac counts were clearly and accurately kept. The com mittee, through their examination, have come to the conclusion, however, that a more efficient periodical accounting for the fnnds paid into the various Couuty Treasuries by order of the present Supreme Court, and a more responsible supervision of the same, are desirable. The committee have made a personal examination Of the securities , stocks and monies retained uy the Clerk of the Court of Appeals. The stocks so retainei amount to $38,006, and the securities and monies to $117,071 1*2. Of these sums a portion has been paid, leaving under the control of the clerk, on the 1st June, 1866, $122, Vol 1)4. Of this $49,859 13 was set apart, accoiding to the act of April 9, 1849, as a library fund for the Court of Appeals. A farther sum of 173,213 91 is invested in stocks and securi ties, and the balance is in cash or deposit in the va rious banks. The committee examined the securi ties in the clerk's hand? and find that the interests accruing on the same are promptly paid. Among these securities are tome notes that draw only five per cent interest. Of the deposits, some are draw ing five and some four per cent, and some ' no interest at all. As most of the monies in the hands of the clerk have been uncalled for many years, and will most probably remain so for many years longer, the committee deem that the investment should be on bonds and mortga ges at legal interest, rather than on persona! securities at a diminished rate of interest. The committee found one bond among the securities taken by the former clerk, for not a large amount, conditioned for the payment of the same as the various items of which the whole amount was com posed should be called for by the parties entitled to the same. This amount was composed of various small items, the call for which at any time is 'not very probable. The result of such security would be ihat such portion of such amount as should not be called for would virtually belong to the obliger Only. There is no justice in such a loan, aud there is no good reason why all the funds should not be loaned on like terms. The committee are not aware of any immediate legal super vision of the management by the Clerk of the Court of Appeals] of the funds under his con trol. This should not be so. A regular peri odical accounting of those matters should be had. They suggest the propriety of a law vesting the supervision of said funds in the Court of Ap peals, authorizing them by order to require said clerk to make an annual report to said Court, of the said funds and securities in which invested, and the payments made from the same, and the suits and matters to which they belong, with the amount belonging to each suit. That the Court appoint a referee to examine into said clerk's report, and that the Court do make such 'order as to the investing of said funds as they deem fit, and of all funds under the control of said clerk. The schedules show the following results in all the Counties of the State:? Total amouut invested in bonds and mortgages, $1,672,808 09. Amount in vested in stocks, $39,635. Amount of cash vesting in County Treasurer, $273,614 18. Amount paid by Chamberlain and County Treasurer before actual deliveiy of securities, $101,726 80. Amount of. bonds and mortgages now in Treasurer's hands, $748,444 66. Amount of cash now in hands of County Treasurer, $111,246 90. Of these amounte, there are in the county of New Tork the following:? Bonds and mortgages, $655, 682 79; stocks, $39,635; cash vesting in County Treasurer, $101,913 21: paid before actual delivery of securities, $49,208 26; bonds and mortgages in Treasurer's hands, $346,038 10; cash in hand* of County Treasurer, $64,474 94. Appended to the report is a schedule showing, by counties, all titles of suits or matters, with the amount of mortgage or other security, and re marks: ? From this schedule it appears that in the following cases the interest has been unclaimed for a long period:? In New York county? Berrien vs. Berrien, $187 70; Beets vs. M esse role, $684 41: BrinkerhofT vs. Thorne, $651 05; Buohanan vs. McNamara, $382 74 Cohn vs. Rogers, $303 90; Contant vs. Klngsltnd $256 97. Hatter of Contribution, Ship Insnrauce Company, $340 68. Matter of Catherine Cook, mortgage, $776? other securities, $107; Jamei Craney and others, vs. Margaret Craney, $1,654 49; A. Crommeilin vs. J. C. Roosevelt, Ac., mortgage, $1,869 66 ? other securities, $490 94; Engleh&rt vs. Elsasser, $836 19; Sarah 8. Q. Fash vs. Mary A. Fash, $497 10. Matter of Ann M. Fosdick, Ac., $1 ,669 13; Frederick vs. Frederick, $760 26. Mat ter of Hubbell, $4,993 24: Halsey vs. Van Amringe, $198 10; I vers vs. Rice,. $243 66: Jones vs. Warner, $1,576 66; Jefferson Insurance Company vs Carter, $1,279 26; Lefort vs Windle, $1,01182; Lc Breton vs. Miles, $2,464 22; Marvin vs. Ma son, $83 23; Clement O. Moore vs. John Fendlebury, $396 74. John Pryer vs. Jamns Pryer, Ac., mortgage, $6,997 95; other securities, $1,060 43. Blatter of Judder, $268 20. A. Schnyler, Ac , vs. J. Crowninshield, Ac., mortgage $1,430 79; other se curities, $646 ;48. Sarh Stake vs. Gilbert Robert son, mortgage $800; other securities, $:i96 80. Stew art vs. Stewart, $77 54. Matter of James Thompson, $1,294 72. Townsend vs. Niimerding, $124 78. Trust Company vs. Bed well, $78?i 65. Matter of Union Insurance Company, $2,467 87. Williaon vs. Tost, $463 84. White vs. Western, $1,114 24. * In Kings county there is no account on the Treas urer's book* of the following mortgages:? Matter of Marv E. Cortelexon, $999 01. John Emmons, Ac. vs. S. Williamson, $2,100 01. Matter Peter F. King, $18,500. The Work of Ihe COMPENSATION TO NEW TOBK CITY MKXIOAN V0 LVNTBBM. Nr. Reilley'g bill for the relief of the iBt Regiment of- New York Mexican Volunteer* appoints Ward li. Burnett, William Peel and Edward Reynolds, of Mew York, Commissioners, to examine and decide on claims lor the benefit of the act. Bee 2. Entitles every person, who was a member of that regiment, and actively engaged, from the landing at Vera Cruz to the capture of the city of Mexico, npon proof thereof, to receive a certificate in m the Commissioners, which, on presentation t > the Comptroller, shall entitle such person to receive all moneys due him from the State, in accordance with the act for the relief of the survivors of the Is. Regiment of New York Mexican Volunteers, passed July 10, 1861; and the Comptroller shall immedi ately give his warrant on the Treasurer for th? whole hum due; such certificate not to be assignable or liable to seizure for debt, provided that no certifi cate shall be issued to a deserter, or a person dis charged at his own request. Bee. 3 Requires the commissioners to be duly sworn and to keep record of all certificates issued, and appropriates $25,000 out of the yearly revenue to cpny oi. t tbe provisions of the act. STATIN ISLAND PERRY ? IS IT GENUINE? Mr. Dixon, of N- Y., has iccelved a petition, pur porting to Le signed by Cornelius Vauaerbilt, which he lias withheld for the present, on suspicion that it is not a genuine document. The petition asks tbat the signer may have leave to widen and extend a small pier on the North river, iust south of pier No. 1, New York, and used as a dock for the boats plying between New York and Staten Island and other points, and that an act may be passed re moving limitations pnt on said pier, so far as the lands lor the extension of said pier are conoerued or aflected thereby. THE UAILKOAD COMMISSION ACT? THE PRESIDENT OP Till HOARD PETITIONS FOR ITS REPEAL. The Btatc Engineer sent in a petition praying for the repeal of the act authorizing the establishment of a Board of Railroad Commissioners, giving reasons ol which the following is an abstract: ? That without the duties imposed upon him by this act, the duties of the State Engineer are sufficiently arduous, and require his undivided time and atten tion, particularly during the enlargement of the Erie and Oswego canals, and the completion or the Black River and Geneseee Valley canals. That the duties imposed upon the Engineer by this unnecessary act interfere materially with his other and really impor taiit duties. Tbat the State Engineer, being in a minority in the board, has really uo power in its action, but is made apparently responsible for deci sions which he cannot approve and for which he should not be held answerable. That the board is entirely useless as to any good to the people of the State, since the commissiouer elected by the rail roads will be quite likely to act with reference to the interests of his constituents; while the som missioner appointed by the Governor is quite likely to be some political favorite, who is quite unlikely to be fitted by his knowledge and expe r'ence to discharge faithfully the duties of nis office. And yet this board is entirely under control of these two members, while the office of State Engineer is made to give weigh', and cha racter to their proceedings without being able to ex ercise any influence or control over them. That neither the interests of the people of this State, of the travelling public, nor of the railroad companies themselves require or are promoted by the provisions of the act The people have a right, of course, to know that all railroad corporations are properly and honorably conducted, and this is amply provided for in the General Railroad law of 1850. The State E i Preaident of the board, declares that the board cannot give any better or more reliable infor mation to the public than that obtained under the said law, although it entails an expenditure of from $10,000 to $15,000 a year, besides the incidental ex penses to which it necessarily puts the railroad com panies. The petitioner prays, therefore, that the law may be repealed, or that the State Engineer may be released from all connection with the board. DISORDERLY PERSONS. Mr. Trimmer's bill, relating to the punishment of disorderly persona, authorizes Police Justices and Justice] of the Pcacc to issue warrants and commit disorderly persons on the oath of an informer, And gives Police Justices inoreasid and exclusive juris diction over misdemeanors, petty larceny, assaults and Bimilar offences. The fiopoitd Sale of our State Arsenal? Legislative Speculation In the Case. New York, Feb. 15, 1856. TO THE EDITOR OP THE HERALD. We noticed an article in your paper of this morn ing relative to the sale of the State arsenal in this city, (located between the Fifth and Sixth avenues, Sixty-second and Sixty-fourth streets,) and the proposition by Mr. Crocker, of Washington county, -to remove the State arsenal from the metropolis to a small place in the interior of the State, called Rome. Perhaps we may be able to enlighten your readers somewhat in regard to this affair. Some eighteen months Bince we were solicited to join a party of two or three, and purchase the build ings. grounds, Ac., formerly owned by the United States government, and occupied as an arsenal at Rome, New York, it having been abandoned as an arsenal, and could be purchased for less than one fourtn of its real value. Indeed, we were informed that it must have cost $100,000 at least, and by a little management could be purchased at about $18,000, ana would be a splendid speculation, as it would soon be required for some purpose, whereby we could more than double the amount invested. It would now seem that the favorable opportunity spoken of has just made its appearance ? origina ting with a member from a remote county of course. New, does not this look like a preconcerted plan to dispose of this property to advantage? We strong ly suspect such is the case, and feel it our duty to make known to the public the foregoing facts. It is not strange that much surprise should be mani fested when members from the rural districts should attempt to legislate for the city of New York, and endeavor to remedy evils never dreamed of at home. Time has been when our representatives legislated for the people, instead of themselves ! But it would peem we are in the midst of a different era. We believe the project for a bridge at Albany was generally brought forward by members residing in the interior or western part of the State, to convey to the minds of the people that it did not originate with the Albanians. Hut such subterfuges are gen erally more clearly seen through, than these saga cious members imagine. They will find there is nothing like pursuing an honorable straight forward course. We wish they would try it: and oar word for it, they will find it result greatly to their ad vantage eventually. D. B. B. A Soldier's Plan for Cleaning the Streets. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD. Knowing you to be a protector of the public in terest, I nave taken the liberty through your columns of making a suggestion to the municipal authorities regarding the present condition of our streets, of what they might be made by direct ap plication through a proper channel. There are thousands of able todied persons receiving support through our Commissioners of Emigration, and I have computed that support at not less than thirty seven cents per person a day, whioh we tax payers have to pay, and which we are receiving no benefit therefrom. Now, if the proper authorities would but put every able bodied male pauper that are now receiving such benefit on oar public streets, with shovel in hand, and together with a proper overseer to each gang of men, and pay them in money what it actually costs us to support them in idleness, in my opinion there would not remain a single street within the jurisdiction of this great metropolis that would not be perfectly accessible. At least, I think Broadway should be cleaned, in order that the mili tary may have ground sufficient and passable to enable them to pay those respects to the memory of Washington, the approach of which natal day tliey will greet with an American welcome on the 22d. Private of Seventh Regiment, N. G. A Windfall for ma Orphans ? Mr. Thomas H. Beveridge,his wife and her mother, Mrs. Margaret Heekley , living with them, were all swept off by the yellow fever, last August, within the space of a few days, leaving two fine little boys, one seven and the other ten years old, sons of Mr. and Mrs. B., who were ttken into the Howard Asylum. The family were very poor, and their effects nmounted to a more trifle. Some articles of old furnitnre, appraised at thirty dollars, belonging to Mrs. Beekley, were or derea by the Court to be sold for the lienefit of the children, nnd were accordingly sent to Merwia & Heriiugton, auctioneers, to be sold. Among the articles was an old mahogany bureau, with a desk diawer at the top, and for want ot the key the desk was forced open previous to putting it up for sale, upon the suggestion that it might contain something of value; and such was the fact, for on opening it the pleasant discovery was rrade of one hundred and fifty dollarn In gold, neatly tied up in a little bag. Of course the nruey poos to the poor little orphan \>oyn,?JSorfolh Utrald. IxIA Eml(nuit Aid OtiiTnttM M Bdhla. HHCOKD DAT. Butvalo, Feb. IS, UM Iii ooaiplianoe with the resolution pHlli ysaterday by the convention, the delegate* attended high mtu this morning in the Cathedral. Very Rev. Mr. Bade, Vicai General, offlcia ed as high priest. After the cere mony the delegate* prooeeded In a . body to Dudley Hall, where the convention was called to order by the Presi dent, Ve-y Re*. Mr. McDonnell, the following report of the Committee on Temporary 0 gaaization was receive 1 and adopted : ? President.? Very Rev. Deaa Kirwan of London, C. W. Vue iTtsulcnlt. ? Judge Corkery of lmbuque, and Dr. Battett o De roit. Ttiasurtr. ? Mr. tammon of B oeton. Xtirc/ariu. ? M. MoMahon of Albany, N. Y., and P. Mur-sgh of St. fhonas, C. W. Ct a plain. ? Very Re*. Dr, B?^e of Buffalo. The Comtbittee on Credentials reported the follewinar newly arrived delegates, which, added to those reported jeetercay. make about eighty in attendanae. OAK ADA. D. O'DonneU of Norfolk, 0. W. Rer. Mr ltjan and R<g?r Carter of Brantford, C. W. her. Mr. Grattan of St. Catheiines, C. W. Vtty Rev. Dean Kirwan and Rev. Mr. Bsall of Londun, C. V. Rev. P. J. Conaly, of Strat'ord-on Awon. CMTKD HTATHS. Rev. James Early, Rev. Francis O'Farrell aad Very Rev. Mr. Heoe of Buffalo, N. Y. Dr. Reynolds cf New York. Rev. James McGlew of S'otUville, K. Y. Jam' h McGarry and T. Cavanagh. Tbo Presicent, on motion, appointed a committee of five 10 notLiua'.e business and other committees. The fol oaing report was adopted: ? Committee to inquire into the location and value or the bent Uuus id the united States, oontlsuog of the follow ing geotiemon:? Judge O'Beirne of Detroit, Michigan; C*pt Barron of Ck-veland, Ohio; Rev. Mr Veliey of Fort Dodgo, Olio; Very Rev. Dr. Dunn of Chicago, 111.; Rev. Dr. Lyons of Mu>souil Th? committee to Inquire into the loca'ion and value of the best lsnds in Csiuda Is compo ed of the folio w tx>{< : ? Veiy Bev. Dr. McDonnell of Kingston, C. W ; Rev. Mr. Harbin ot Kingston, C. W. ; Michael H*yes of Toronto, 0. W ; John B WU iams of Chatham, C. W.; James Bmke ot Ottawa City, C. W. The loliowisg composed a committee appointed to re pert up< n a plan of future action in regard to the ebjects for which th? convention was organized: ? Veiy Rev. Mr. Mcl>onough of- Tec h. C. W.; B. Devlin o< Montreal, C. K.; Dr. Reynolds of New York; Captain .cBride ol Pennsylvania; Rev. J. P. Cahill of Albany. N. Y ; t'hurlfb O'Biienof CharleHown, Maes.; C. J. Nrajey ?t Himllion, C. W. Alter the appointment of the following Committee on Fii/ancm, th* convention adjourned till to-morrow: - F.J. O'Neill of Toronto, C. W.; T. D. McGee of New Y< ik; T.0h>-a Cantillon of Massachusetts; George Cahill ot Qu.ncj, Mass.; Rev. Mr. Nel.'igan ot' Quebec, C. K.; P. Mc Mahtn of Ntw York; James Patterson of Kingston, C. W. FOUKTH AMD LAST DAT. Buffalo, Feb. 16, 1850. The Convention assembled at the usual hour this morning, and proceeded, after the approval of the mi nutee to the consideration of the various reports of the committees appointed on the 13th. Ihe reconsideration of the report of the Commit'ee on Organization was moved by Mr. Grat, of Hamilton, O.W., and that the cumber of delegates from Canada who c< mposed the Supreme Directory should be limited to -five. The subject was referred to the Committee on Oigan'zatlon. O'j motion or Mr. McGke, it was resolved that the ^ta et not lepresected at this convention should be re quested to send their detailed reports to the Supreme 1 iiectory in each country. Tlie report of the Committee on Organization, as j adapted, recommends tte establishment of paid agen cies at Boeton, New York, Pittsburg, Buffalo, Chicago ana Sr. Lt^iis. and such places in Canada as the dele- 1 gtt es from that quarter ot North America may deem fit j to salt st, fax the purpose of givlag suah iat'ormatiin to the Irish i migrant which he may require. Also the ap 1* tnvn ent of an execu l?e agent at or near each of the point* tnen.ioned, to whom Bhatl be trivsn the duty ot superintending the paid agencies and regulating their affair*:. The following are the nsmei of the delegates reportei by the Commutes of Organization as the members of the Suprece Piiectcry: ? FOR CANADA. Rev. Mr. Kelligsn, of Quebec; B Devlin, of Montre?l; J. H. Burke, Ottawa City; T. J. O'NeU Toronto; Rev. Dean Kerivan, London, C W. FOR TUB I WITKD STATUS J. Wanning. of New York; Rev. Mr. Kelly, of Jersey Ci'.y; Kev. Mr. Hart, cf New Haven, Conn.; Mx.McMa hoL, Albany; P. Donahoe, Boston. The inflowing reports of the Committees on Ltnd for Canaca snd tte Uniied States were adopted:? RRPORT ON THB UNITED STATES. Ibe Committee on Landa of ihe Unl ed State*, to the l'reeii em and members of the Oonvendon of Irish Catholics, to establish colonies of their emigrant coun try u en, cn tne mos< eligible lands in the United States. Your Committee on Lands most respectfully report : ? That lands of the Brst quality are to be found, at the pre.-ent time, owned bylthe government of the .United States varying in price from 26 cents to 1 1 26 per aero. Yonr committee have not bad any information on the subject of lands situated in the New K glaod States. So far as they could ham, there are no pub 'is lands on sale in the State of New York or the S ates of ohio and Penn sylvania but are informed there are large tracts in all these Slatta where lands can be bought f. om $2 to $ 10 per acre, eligibly eituated as to fertility of soil and in the midst of gor.d i ettiement*. In the State ot Michigan are immense tracts o f land ot the finest quality, wall limbered aad wa tered with innumerable lakes, rivera and brook streams, wi'b a beautiful climate, and adjacent to the great Lake Michigan, by which a market tor pro4u?e is opened to the Fastern and Southern States. Of these land* there are about five millions of acres now on sale. Yonr committee further report that In the State of Wisconsin the** are vast tracts of land of to# finest qua lity. b?:h ot prairie and timbered latids, yet il the hands of government, and on sale at the unlfoim prices of gov ?rnmen< land. The soil Is rich and lertile, and the cli mate excellent. Your committee further report that there are in the State of Illinois immense traets of land yet on sale by the government, at their usual prices, 'and also by rallioad companies. These lands are more eligibly situated, and are of the richest quality of prairie and Umber lands, and well watered. Tbat in the State ot Missouri there are Urge districts or lards jet in the band* of the government. These lands are of the motit fertile kind, and eligibly situated to for ward produce to market. Improved lands, situated from two to five miles from churches and s-hoolhnuses, can be had at trom *6 to $10 per acre, with dwellings, lhere is a vast range of coai bed extending from St. Loula to the boundary of the 8'a?e of Iowa. The State of Iowa has immense tracts otland which though not in market, are open for pre-emption settlement. Of Minnesota and Ne braska, we beg leave to report that in those districts millions of acres are open for settlement, the soil and c imatc of which are aqua! to that ef Iowa. All of wbloh, Ate., HUGH O'BEIRNE, Chairman. BIFORT ON CANADA. The Committee on lADdi in Canada reported:? -That tke vsUey ol the Ottawa and the country south or that liver e< reprise an area of over 60,000 square miles, and offers a suitable field for colonization. South or the river Ot'awa th?re in a country containing about 12 000 square miei, about 8,000 of which are of the best quality ; and ' in the counties of Ottawa and Pontiac there ia about 7,000 acres more, which la sold at about 3s. an aer?. In tke district" named we find 10 000,000 aores. In Canada fchst there is nlmilar land in St. Maurice resembling In character tbe ab<>ve lands, at a price of from 4a. to $4 per acre, and inhabited bra Catholic population. The committee recommend as the most available the territory of tbe Ottawa valley, on account of the vastness of it# lumber trade. Tbe following address, as reported by the committee, was also adopted ADDRESS OF THE CATHOLIC CONVENTION TO PRO MOTE COLONIZATION IN NOBTH AMERICA TO THE

FR1KKD8 OF CATHOLIC SETTLEMENTS. Kktj.ow Cocnthymih a?d Co- RHJOiONWffi ? Deeply af ilic'ed by tbe sad condition of ao many of our race and creed, whom poverty and social persecution have driven from their homes in the old world to seek a home in the new, but, whot o o'ten. from causes, it is needless here to ? ecapi ulate, have never known the realisation of their hopes, and who still remain on the shores of thla great continent h use ess, hapless, mis-appreciated men. we, Irishmen and Catholics, h?ve met tjgether in the le gitimate exercUe of our undoubted rights, as citlaens and tietn'en, to see whether, with the advice of our reverend rlergy and invoking the blewsing of God up to our labors, means migh not be devised and a machinery set in acion to ameliorate iumediatelv and permanently tbe condi tion, moral and mateiial of the Catholic immigrant tn Ameiiea. We are agreed that tbe aootal condition of ti any of tbe Irir>h landed in America in oar time is some > what beneath that of emigrant* fr< m other countries ol equal opportunity, and mnch below that of natives of no greater indu-try snd in e'ligence. We are agreed that a though the.e may be and continue te be great prejudice sgalnst this people that we aiill can, by the prudent d'reei.1 n of our emancipated energies, materially advarce our Aurertcan poxlMon even in *ne present ge ne-atim We are agreed that to aco mpl'.aU this most rteitul charge, it is neoet-sa y to concentrate ail your heartx and wlla on the special duties which a raited us ?hen we lfnriid on these shores In this project all -rdrrt. ol scctety ri'h and poor, whether native or foieign bom, are alike Interested. Wesec g -owing up in ( ur n u'st a state or things not unslmllar to thai which tn the tld world menaces order, morals and Christian r vi1i7At.ion. It is a tact a^n.itted by the writers on ttc political ec n"iny r f f.urnpe that the social labrlc is m? i need hy 'he existence of a laige and s eaUiy Increasing e'ais. t<> wb< ru tbe acquis! loo of land Is absolutely im poslblo, snd *ho have n - hopes of permanent ly tm pjovlng the condlt<on or themselves or their posterity. uch a c'ass In such a country as this ought to be f.?r ?i>. . me nnkrown We ha v? tte land; tber* exist the ii >e } which that land may be made ac teaslble to tbe f our population; to apply these means to U. tn ; is Iho great object of our convention. Anumln^ that in thia oar objtct we suooeed, wt ahnll hare e in ferred a benefit on the State, on religion and upon the individual; on the State by ceHveriog it froga theee fe ?" which moat alwaja arise from a pan per population , on (?Uglon by removing from the demoralising IoSuencM ot ?woolen citiea large masaea of nan, and bringing and re tair leg them within the salutary Infiuenoes 01 the o lurch and schools; on tha individual by providing for him a home and restoring to him the long to r got ten tie* of famiiyjand neigh b rhood. To a;tain this desirable result, desirable alike to the Christian and stateaman, and to secure tha requisite unity of actior, wa have devlsad a pi in, tn? details of which are respectfully submitted to you in the ap proved report of aur Committee on Finance. A vaat miss of stoat valuable information laid before our committees on linda In t*ie Unit-d States and Canada is intrus'ed to the diioretioa of the Directories of several coun -lies who ere charged to wa'ch over the general plan and diraot all for the be<t. They exort you, the clans specially interested by the stropg claims of kindred, blood and creed, for y mr own sakes, from pity to your unprovided off/- p ring, fur the credit of the Uatholic character, for the vindictUon of th* IrL-h name, for the removal of our reproach in th* high piaoee, to act with ua as we will act with you, In go->d laith with one another, and wt'.h ail the world, until at last (very seootd man amongst you who eroeeed the At lantic in reatch of independence can aay with truth that be nas found it. Secondly, we address ourselves to thoee of our brethren moie tavored by foitune who have already secured for themselves those social advantsgas whieh it is our object to extend to all. We ask of them their ac tive oo- operation, whether as priests or as slmpie ciii tens; we aak the benefit of their experience and th moial effeot of their example. No mm so humble but what h? may do mush to ?xpedl'.e this movement; none so ich in thia world's goods or so exilted In station out who will be affected either lor good or evil, by the re I th which must thetefrom flow. Lastly, we ardently desire, in thin great enterprise, that invaluable eplscopit aai.ctlon which never was with held f < m any lawful effort to promote the well being of the friendless and the poor In the eirly days of Europe that same .oration gave to Kugl&Dd htir civiliza'iria, to France her gi venimeut, to Germany hor unity, and to all thft continent its first ages of p-ogrssa. We are low in our ' early days" in America, and b >th our hearts and intellect instruct u* to look to the name on er tor the highest f-arijti-n 1 f g >od works and the warnual appieval of arduous uuties, undertaken in a spirit of Christian charity. Conscious or no motive* than the test ? proposing no other ends than such an our (ealty to our respective goveromenta authorise? propos ing to employ only auch meaun as are lawtul peac?*blc andjuxt ? we presume to invAe thrt Die. -wing of tiod on this wtitk, for whose greater hono * and glory it is now ('.ell *1 a ely undertaken. E. McMAHOn, Chairman. After the adoption o' the foregoing tne Uoi ventlon ad' journei sine die, subject to the call of tne Supreme Di tectory. THE MATSELL INVESTIGATION. Pursuant to adjournment the investigation waa resumed yesterday afternoon. Of course there was a very numerous attendance of lookers on, as iudeed their has been throughout all the previous stages of this very peculiar affair. The members of the commission present, were the Recorder and the City Judge. The Mayor was not iu attendance, important business, it was un derstood, demanding his presence elsewhere. Mr. Brady intimated that he had closed f or the delence. Mr. Noyes then called Nathaniel Jarvis, Jr., to the stand. He deposed that he is the Deputy ClerK in the Court of Common Pleas; never examined for recoid of intention to become a citizen of the Uuiteu I States by George Matsell; a paper was found in overhauling the papers of the office, between May, I 1854 and May, lh66. Mr. Clark handed that paper to him. I [The paper was then hauded to the Court and I was marked exhibit H,and in dated March 2, 18 in.] I Mr Notes read the document. It 1* the import of I of old Mr. Matsell to the Co.iH of Common Pleas, enumerating th? number of his family, their nati- 1 rity, &c., and which ku already appeared iu the j Hkhald.] I Witness? No entry of that document was ever en- I teied on the minutes; I looked to see if there was, J from nere curosity; no one asked me to do so; it I is customary in that Court to make an entry of such I declarations made on oath; sometimes a report of j this kind is entered long after the date of the decla- I ration: I returned the document to the tiles; I do not know that the Chief of Police ever had that paiier in his possession lienjumiu Jai vis, sworn? I have seen the paper | prtducxd; 1 was shown it when it was taken from;a bundle of old minutes of the Court, consisting mostly of re orts and declarations of intention to become citizens, and the general minutes of the term; lam I the Clcik of the Court of Common Pleas; I do not I know in whose writing the endorsement upon it is; I Mr. Connelly, the County Clerk, took it away, but I first ncked me it 1 would let him show it to the I Chief; 1 consented, but in the course of an hour 1 went to Mr. Connelly's office, and said it had better be returned; he acquiesced, and then 1 went to the I Chief and showed it to him; the Chief retained it 1 some seven or eight days; he said he wanted to I show it to his counsel; I sent for it two or ;hree I times, and finally met Mr. Brady? his counsel? and I told him it had better be returned to the files of the office, and is was so returned. I Judge McCarthy sworn^-I am one of the Justices I of the Marine Court of the City of New York. I examined some of the naturalization books iu my | Court; the last time I did it; was about three months j ago; 1 examined them to see if I could find any I papers about Matsell. I had been requested to do so an to him, that day, by Mr. Bowyer, the police officer; he asked me to look if there were any re cords as to the naturalization of old Mr. Matsell, I about th? year 1827, perhaps a few years before or after that year; afterwards he told me that the re- I quest came from the Chief; the Chief never spoke | tome about it before I made the search; 51 com- I meuced at the year 1820, looking through the index f of affidavits, and found the affidavits of Susan Mat Fell, the witness, and George Matsell, of the oath of I allegiance; those were in volume three; when I I found them I said to Mr. Shontz, the clerk, "here ifl I something about the Matsella," and he replie V'that I could find more in another book;" 1 told him to I get it, but on examining that book it wasiound that a | leaf had been abstracted; I told Mr. Bowyer and I the Chief of the discovery 1 had made; I told Bowyer first; he had been waiting in the Hall while I was making the search; I showed him the book contain- I ing the original affidavits, and also brought it over 1 and showed it to the Chiet ; he looked at it and 1 uttered some exclamation, either of surprise or de light, 1 don't recolledt which ? that was the book, I No. 3; the other book I never took from the office; I I have frequently looked over those books for amuse- I ment, and sometimes at the request of parties. I Q. Have you ever had any quarrel with Mr. I Branch ? A. No, sir; on the contrary, our relations I are friendly as far as I am concerned ; 1 did not make I the search through hostility to Mr. Branch. I Mr. Noyes? My examination will be through as I soon as thoi-e books come. I Alderman Briggs was the next witness. I Q. Are yon chairman of the committee which has I been spoken of? A. I am; I was here last Saturday: saw the books No. 3 and 5: the first time that I knew of those books containing records aa to the | Matsells and the mutilatiob, was last Saturday. The book* referred to by Judge McCarthy were then produced. Judge McCarthy resumed his testi- I mony. I went over the book and found that, [the affidavits already spoken of,l including the reference to the record in the other book; aod wneu Mr.Shand- I ley searched in the other book , he found that the I page had been abstracted? was cut out. Mr. Noyes then said he would call Aldermen IIofT- I mire and Tucker, with a view to prove the same lact testified to by Alderman Briggs. Mr. Brady, to save time, admitted the fact. Ed. J. Shandley recalled? . _ .1 Q. Are there any original minutes of the Court 1 in regard to naturalizations at that period, except j these books? A. No. Q. Is there any declaration of intentions, or re port of G. MaUell on tile in your Court? A. I don't know; I have not examined for that purpose. Mr. Noyes then propot-ed to put in evidence a report from the Chief of Police, made in compliance with a resolution of the Board of Aldermen, dated February 6, 1865, and presented on March 1!>, 1856. I It tct forth the natiwity of the members of the force, and returns himself as a native of the United States. [Marked Exhibit I.] , ,, I Mr. Noyes observed that his case was closed, all but that he would desire to have Mr. Shandley make the search to which he bud adverted. It was then arranged by the counsel on either Mde that the commission to take the deposition of the Collector at Perth Ambov should proceed to the latter named place next Wednesday, their visit there last week having been unattended with anv results, in consequence of the absence of the Col lector. . u. . The investigation was then adjourned nntil next Saturday, at 24 o'clock P. M. mM The Next New York Stat* Fair.? At the executive meeting, it was determined to hold the next Fair of the State Agricultural Society, on Sept 30, Oct. 1, 2, and 3, at NVatertown, pro vided the citizens furnish the security required by the Executive Copunittee, before the 1st of April next. Vuhlonablt I?t?inr-TT OMAKD BALL OF TBI MXTBOrOUTAM A3SOCI AT ION Never, pwhape. n> 8t Valentine'* evening looked for With such anxie'y and pleasure a* upoa the occaeion of the grind ball of tha Metropolitan Association, at Shak* pere Uall, en Thursday ljut. The event iu one which will be long impressed upoa the mind* and heart* of the gey and fashionable m the ball of the aeason-th mgrawU partie dtplaitir of 1866. The evening chosen for the oa carton was a moat fitting one ? that of St. Valentine'* I*/? whea all the youth and beauty of the metropolis ate alike enohained in Cupid's fondest smile*: when the iaahlonable gent, In ail the flush of modern taste, Oft turning, if the day b* lair, To view hi* ahadow'a graceful air, imagine* himself a fitting bridegroom for a queen, and Strut* in all the joy* of ahow That tailor* gire or beans can know. A ("ay when lovely women, ? Throughthe airy rraion stream ao bright That bird* would stag and think It was not night-, think on'y of the way* and mean* of basin* ting "some particular star " la lore'* firmament, without even af fording the fortunate but perplexed *w*ln the .lightest elue to the object of all hi* happlneu. It with feelings of more than ordinary gratifica tion, therefore, that, in pursuance of the following inri Ution, we attended the ball or the Metropolitan Asso ciation:? .p rrj. > Flrat ! Grand Bill and Bditer | METROPOLITAN*A8800IATI()N J _ Hhakrhbuk Hall. ' ^ J\f JJ JJ Jj KvbJ411'0. KkbkCAHT 14, 1S66. Aa early a* nine o'clock long trains of carriage might be seen wending their way to the Hall above m#ntlon*d : A* the guests alighted from the vehicle! they were cor dially received at the door by the member* of the Re- I coption Committee, consisting ol Mr. Henry ^ewell Ran dolph Perna chief and Daniel line, who really deserved a great detl or praite for their untiring exerMons to make the condition of the assemblage a* pleasant as possible. About thiee hundred invita'ion* having been extended, the saloon, at 10 o'elock, was crowded with a gay throng, all eager for the dance. difficulty being encountered in keeping the gu burning, a slight delay was occa loned, but the committee triumphed over aU difficulties, and succeeded in restoring the chandeliers to their usual brilliancy. The musicians then sent forth their softest strains, and all prepaied for the promenade. The eight was a beautiful one. The dresses of the Wdles were got uj> without regard to cost or trouble, and set off with jewelry of the mcst chaste description, making we4rer" Iook most lortly indeed. The gentleman, dressed wi'h equal good tasty, seemed to lire upon the words that escaped from the lips of the happy creatures who were leaning upon their arms, and had no thought exsept for the present. A'l was gayety and hap piness; and when the band *tru:k up a pilka, schottisch or varsoviarna, the forms of the merry dancers aeetnod to ghiio through the air l?ke so many saii'es gifted wiih the powers of locomotion from the far eff fairy regions. Ths floor n anagtr* ? Mr. Johnson and Lmdon-hsderery tbfrg arrngM in perfect order, and nothing seems! I wanting on their part to make tae oci;??ijn as eachvnt it g as possible. While the g?y and thrughtle* are j Aalaz haa<!s ia the mazes of the dance, let us turn our att?atlin to th? belles and beaux who were busy conversing, in knots here and there about the saloon, upon the latest fashions love and politic*. In one co; uer of the room sat the lovely an* aco.?m. P Ished Mis* P a, of Union square, who attrac ed Che attention o' all beholders, and won the hearts of many of the biave men arouad her. Mrs. 0 *, of the Metropolitan Hotel, had many ad mil ers. Her conversation was charming, and It needed *n introduction alone to become her worshipper. The joath/ul and coquettish Mis* W ton, of I'hila dolpbls, crossed In the most expensive manner, exceeded in bril iancy the diamonds which were clustered around her lovely nesk. A ring of admirers listened eagerly to every word which fell from the llpa of one of Eve's mo*t charming aaoghlors. Then there was the admirable Mr*. S cer, of Prince street, who occupied a very prominent posi ion in thefrwu tnonrfr several years ago, and *1111, retaining many of hir personal a* well as m-ntal attractions, formed a very ?greeable acquaintance for gentlemen n?t over fond ol the rerpsicborean art. Miss M d promenaded the room with all the grace ?>d elegance of a countess, and would, if it were not for her betrothal to the talen'ed Mr. W .ler, have had a hest of ardent suitor*. How unfortunate it 1* to be en gaged when seeking for pleasure in a ball roam! The belle of the evening, however, waa the charming Miss T n, of Broadway, before whom all bowei In homage. Lucky waa the gentleman who incoeeded in in viting Miss T n to dance. Many were they who craved the favor, but few were rewarded. If this lady Is not the cause of a serious duel before the end of the next week we are much mistaken, for the favored tew she per mitted to attend her were the envy of aU the beau in the room. Mia* T n waa dre**ed In the most costly stvle. At one o'clock the company proceeded to the aupper rocm, where aU the daintie* and luxuries of the season were seived up In the mcst recherche manner. The wine flowed fiee as water, and even the lalies showed their utter contempt for the Maine law by joining the gentle Men In fparkllrg champagne. The banquet table waa neatly on amen ted with figure* In allegory of the Goddess of Liberty, the Teapie of the Muses, and of the Ckpftol at Washington, whiih, when Illuminated, had a very pleas Irg effect, and were much admired by the guest*. The ?upper waa excellent, and nothing oould be tound wanting on The tables that groaned with the weight of the feast. All honor and praise is due the Supper Committee, tor their discrimination and extraordinary exertions in gsitlng thing* up In such magnificent etylt. Ihe appstltes of all being sufficiently appeased, the company withdrew to the ballroom, for the purpose of sp< ndirgthe remainder of the night in the glorious dance. The excellent and varied selection of dances on the ocaa *ion waa the theme of general remark. In order that tho*e who were unlucky enough rot to be presented with an Invitation for this grand affair may have a good idea of the dtlioious treat that waa In .tore for their more fortunate neighbor*, we append the order of danaln* as folic wr:? PROGRAMME. 1. Promenade Metropolian. 2. Quadrille First ket 1m Diamond* de la Carolina. 3. Quadrl le La Double hchelle 4. Polka and Bofcottlaeb Amelia and la Roae Verte. 6. Quad' tile Le Domino Wotr. 6 Quadrille Lacrexfa Borgia. 7- Polka, Kedowa A VaraoTtanna. Marlane A Dodwor'b. K. Quadrille First set Llndt deChamoaatx. 9. Quaorllle Robert Dere-eaux. 10 Redowaand Polka Matourka Lee Roaea t Flora. 11 Qnadrll'p Second let lee lllamonda de la Oaronne. 12. Polka and hobottlacb*. .... Metropolitan and Henrietta. soitbb. IS. Walt* A Polka.. Anderken A fiour'r de la Hlppop'roa. 14. Quadrille ? ?!??? *?r?7r? 18. Polka * Polka Redowa.. .Mllltalre and le Hedulaante. lfl Quadrille Le Braaaeure de Prealoo. 17. Quadrille DeJannatta. 18. Hcbottla'h and Varaorlanna Anaele A Dod worth. 1<>. Quadrille fiourenierde Autrefois*. 20 Redowa end Maxourka La Vaoeor and Pa<Ua. Jl. Quadrille La Pllledu Regiment. 22. Polka and Kameralda Certto end fanny. Z\. Quad rile Lucia de Lamermoor. ROMS. 1h? Terpetcborean exerclaea wen eon tinned with un abated until the small hour* of the morning began q uickly to roll pact; and It was not until four o'olock A. M. that any of the happy folk* thought of departing for their liomee. An the company one by one left the salct n, with aweet music ringitg softly in their ear*, not a few glanoea were thrown back toward* the window* of the Illuminated building, where the form* of thoee de termined on remaining bfhlnd up to the laat mots ant m'gbt be Keen gracefully moving In the etepa of the " VarKivlanna" aid " Kameralda." The Metropolitan fete will be long and favorably remembered by tboee who t ad the pleaaure of participating in the many enjoy ment* afforded on Thursday evening laat. Vive U Oar naval .' Fire le d ante .' Obituary. Gen. J. B. IT artig, a prominent citizen of Rich mond, Va., died on Friday, aged flixty -eight yearn. The deceased waf. wennded in the attack on Tripoli, in lf-04, while serving an a midshipman. In the war of 1812 he wan with the Richmond Light Infantry liluen in pervire at Camp Holly. At a later day he witB State Henator, and at the time o( his decease was Major General in command of the eastern divi sion of Virginia militia. Jamf.8 Ballard, a soldier of the Revolution, died in BpottnyU imia county, Va., on the it* >nat. He eu linted at the age of 16, and served for two years in the Acllftona UfalUguM. This afternoon t lie, Daniah Minuter, Ber. Mr. Binding, will begin regular divine serrioe In St. Mat thew's church, Walker street, below Elm street and Broadway. osnnUTioKg. Mr. John Martin, a graduate of Lane Seminary 5*^ Cinainnati Presbytery, on the Ohio. Ub?r * 8Uto- "nppIr 114 ^ddisoo, Oi? gregational church in Now London. C<H*" Rev. William K. Downs, of Orange N Y t?_ York. 10 the ?-8 churth i!? How^'lSS 1> ? ? ? INSTALLATIONS. th! v^ti, iFatf(ld, D' D\' WMI installed pastor of the North Presbyterian church in thin city by a. commission of the Third Presbytery of New Y 7^ ^Wednesday evening. ISO^iSP ?V.S!. S?^ nlv Pnr R ian^iPUt th.? constitutional questions; i n 2w S S preached the sermon, Rer.Dr Rev ifr^Pmnti ?fd ihe cLarge t0 thc Pastor, and' ?ev. Dr. Prentiss the charge to thc people. The installation of Rev. C. E. Ferrin, as pastor of Vt tm,w nP wh",rch and Sooiety ?> Hmesbtiiw, Vt., took place on Wednesday, the Gth inst. ? 9" ^e.?id "lt .Mr.Kdw in Wheelock was ordained Cambjld^e Congregational church in The iiutallation of Rev. James Hoyt a* pastor of tlie * irst 1 resbyterian church ot Oranire N J t iok place in the church, on the 14th inst. *' On the Gth inst. Rev. O. H ray ton was instullfld -- vera.?r Universal^ Society in South Dan F* Wiia stalled partor of thc Pine etieet cliureh in Lewistown, He., on the 30th ult. *?V. J: w: Backus, late of Blackstoue, Mass. waa recently installed pastor at Chaplin, Conn. Rev. John Kidd was installed pastor of the Soath ssc???i? w,uke"' T) ItZSIONED. AfiSi, 5&-Sf SSs9*m^ iRrti.? ehTBe. but resigned the pastoral bus, Ohio. Presbyterian church in Cola? 0 "S B."i, Z'Z'Fe'w "" ??"?* ? JSk 5S& SSMSg ?$. iCBSS forty-two years, has resigned his charge. Thc Rer. Wiiliain R. Babcock has been eomnelled sassaiaa? ,o ?* - ? mswssBD. gSui^mS ? haH bcea *"^<1 from Rev. Phili^^* Taylor, ^nativefo? Caroline cmh, J[*i - a the Revolution, and one of ^ arrr,B' JCentuc^.d?ed on the 24th uit. in sumndw of CornwSl^a mMI^VcSi'm? on uXTin tt ViSLtet "sjsssii self among the latter. He knew perJSK B SSi Kenton, Todd, Harlan, atid indeed all the nioncrr heroes who settled the State. He m'ftS years a Justice of the Peace in the county of Shef by, for two yeare its Hijrh Sheriff, and for StV years a minister of thc Gospel. y Deacon John H. Hamilton, of the First rnnirm f? tort. b' Prorit3ence, died suddenly on ?Te new cmmcHKS. Htrnces connected wfth the openin/r of the new jfistssfcsa ? ^I?=ei>(h5rrh^ recent'y erected near Georcetow. s^?WinKro,,k,? m ? '^-*SbS n-tn'lf Hr,?d 8tr?et M. E. chureh in Newark, N J To? A5 M bnlT lfl^day ? 22d inHt- Aching a i {?;*?.? ??' ^ B^hop Simpson, D. D.; at 3 P Mb* p m ti S'i' D\D- of ??e M. E. thurch; and '^t ? P. M., by Bishop James, D. D. ' forT1 hth-n3^VTar? ^hMpe1' in Charlestown.Woaa.. 5, V7M itSr Ttiia chapel h5? hSSdSfStt use ot persona who are unable to helo simnnrt & ???ejLIlurc I an^ it is at the option of those wh<* attend to contribute to its support. thlu JVa- the Niagara Falls Gmrttr that dediSdtfThS?! U? aD(i Cobles, of Lockport, and others. c,lurcj1 edifice recently completed in Maiden, Mass., was dedicated on the 14th inst with EPff?hi?j,1Cet The edifice is built updn the Mifrel. i^t ill i W^f (1?8troyed by fire on the 4th of $16,000! handsome edifice, and cost some Tk . "ISCELLANF.OCS. M^C h!f?ni8 2* proposed new town of Belmont, hav? JUBt organized a new religious society tw i?e pblic fervioes in the hall over the 1 ost office, and have taken the preliminary steps for the erection of a new Unitarian church The ni? poned new town includes inhabitants from Water WrTbwR?L Rev- BiflhoP Delancy instituted the Rev. ^.W"t8?n as rector of St Luke's church hi Rochefrter, on the 14th inst. i $Z.V\ W' Shackelford, formerly of Brooklyn, waa instituted on the 12th inst., by Bishop Doane with appropriate exercises, as Rector of the House ot Prayer, in Newark, N. J. .neTldnearS,nfvh? Dftpattet fft,th were im w^ cut in thele ' ' ?D Sondaj lMt" A hot?"?8 oth" be'ut,te ?f ? P?'?? wmr,, tbe American Board of Foreign Missions t<> am American Bible Society.!* Foreign Christian Union ! *^2 NewJersey Colonization So.iety " " ' MZ Theological Inst. of Conn., at ?aa. Windsor' . 3*000 - - ? This amount is more than half his fortune. Rot. J. Britton, Jr., now ot Williamatown, has concluded an arrangement to become the pastor of the Univenwdist Society at West Concord, Vt. A church building cffbrt is In progress in London, England with the view of collecting the large sua of ?600,000 to build one hundred churches. Lord Robert Grosvenor being the moving spirit. The list of subscriptions commence with the Crown, ?10,00?; the Duke of Bedford, ?10,000; the Marqnis of WiMft mintei , ?10,000. Home fellow who is good at figures has cyphered out "a room sixteen feet wide" Tor everybody that goes to heaven. Here is the way he doealt:? "And he measured the city with the reed, twelvn thousand far.ongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal." ? (Rev. 21:17.) Twelve thousand furlongs, 7,920,000 feet, whioh Iteing cubed, 4H6 ,703,0*8,09#, 000,000,000 cubic feet. Half of this we will reserve for the Throne of Cod and the Court of Heaven, and half the balance for streets, leaving a remainder of 124,l!>8(272.!?l)0,000, 000,000 cubic feet. Divide this by 4,0!H>, the cubical feet in a room sixteen teet square, and there will bfc 30,321 843,760,000,000 rooms. We will suppoMT the world always did and always will contain 90?r 000,000 inhabitants, and thst a generation lasts for 3H4 years, mnkinp in nil 1,700, (?00 000 every cen tury, and that the world will stand 400,000 years, making in all 270,000,000,000,000 inhabitants. Then suppose there were one hundred worlds equal to this, in number of inhabitants and duration of yean, makii.p a tothl of 27.000,000.000.000,000 persona Then there would 1m; a room sixteen feet wi le foe eac&iersoDj iUi'J tlw: c would Ik ram.