Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 23, 1856, Page 1

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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 7207. MORNING EDITION-FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1856. PRICE TWO CENTS. INTERESTING FROM KANSAS. Nf< Bnwii'i Aceonnl of His Arrest?Inter rcpted Free State Letters?lloeder's posi tion?Ciwtl War Inevitable. OCR WI8TF0M CORRESPONDENCE. v Wenronr, Mo., Mey, 14,18M. We axe writing in room No. 44 of the Harris House in Vbit place, where <he prisoner P. G. W. Brown, editor of the lawrenoe Herald of Freedom, is at present confined. We here requested that gentleman to giro us the particulars of his capture, which he has done, and we aeoetdlof\j inclose it in his own handwriting. Mr. Prise who was one ot those who captured Brown, corroborates it fully. The party who took Brown were on'y three in number, their arms consisted of a revolver and two shot guns, the/ ^ere on foot while Brown and his companion were mounted and armtd?Mr. Jenkins, with a patrol navy Colt's rerohrers, and Mr. Brown with a bowls knifls and two repeating fire shooters, one being an Allen. They surrendered after counting (as Mr. Brown expresses it) 'the chances, and eoncludiog that they were mlgbty slim. But we won't enlarge upon the affair, the more so as the bets speak for themselves. It is perhaps n>y jnst to Mr. Blown, to sap they Ire saw a double barrelled shot gun glister og at his back, while a person, who was holding a horse, held a similar weapon in bis hand, and Mr. Brown states that their weapons were buttoned -under their slothing: so they would not bs get at, w'th (heexception of a Bobbins repeater. Toe arrest was made at two o'elodk A. M., to day. It was moonlight at the time. We have just had a conversation with Col. Boone, a leading men in this vicinity. Col. B. tells us that when 'Governor Shannon and himself were introduced in Law reaoe to the Free State Committee, or Connoil of Safety, (whereO. W Brown was sitting taking notes). Governor Robinron introduced the Governor and himself to every member of the oommitt-e, except Brown, and upon re tiring to a private apartment, Root neon told the Gover- . 'OOr mat he eoosidered Brown "a dirty dog," and did not wish to introduce him, and that if such men as Brown and lane were away'hers wmlcl bs Ieee trouble, or sine words that effect, at least so says Col. Brone, the Post master at 1hl? place?a most reliable man. Tuistrok place last Decernoer. So it appears that there is not aiwayeanlty ev?n among these who agree in their poli tical bearings. It is said that a nke et n was found recently upon the Wskamsa creek, wl h a bowie knife and sti??tu lying near it. It is not hno*n to whom it belonged, but is generally supposed to have bee.i the property of Home urlueh? gentleman who having ceparied this life, lett it there as something he bad no farther use for. MR. brown's STATEMENT. Wewport, Mo., May 14. I860. You request a statement for publication of my arrest last night, and lb? circumstances which led to it. Briefly, then, I lett Kansas on the 1st day of April last, for the Fait, detigoirg to epeod several months in the States. At Chiceg", en the morning of the 26th of April, after having sta ec myself in the cars for a passage to Cincinnati, I le&rne 1 of the assassination of Mr. Jones in Kansas, and the probability ot renewed hostilities. Feel ing that my prowice mtgbt be needed in the Territory, to aid in restraining the tun.uit, or in defense of my family I harried to the d*pst of the Illinois Central Railroad, and soon at e< war en roule for Kansas, via Alton. Arriving at the latter ci y, I remained until the eveniig cf the 7ih instant, when X took peesnge sn the Keystone, cirect for Kansas City, at irhich place I arrived about 10 o'clock on Monday last. Mot ccnselous that I had been implicated in any way in the popular tumults in Kansas, save as the editor of the ?Bet aid of Freedom. I did not cons eel the fact of my ar rival, but, on the con'rary, visited several of the leading trading hows where I had business, and oontinnsd in the s'reet until diun?r. I then ealled tor a room at the Amrrcan Hotel. I immediate y visited it, with the view of doing come writing, but found O. C. Brown, Esq., of Oaawato nle, oecu05 ing the table. De .ermined on having a room entirely to myself, if possible, I returned to the office and stated the room assigned me would not an swer my purpose, and thai 1 desired another. Without aes'goiog me one , the clerk erased the number of the room opposite my name and said he would give me an other as soon as one was vacated. Having made the ac quaintance of a oor pie of gentlemen and their wives at Alton, who eame with me ap toe river, I learned thalr number aid visi'ed their room. Bat a few moments e'apced when one cf the party entered, apparently much excited, and ctatec that a gentleman had been arrested end was being carried out of town on the supposition that it was myself. 1 learned that no legal process was awed, and thought it instigated by a lawless mob, whieh would piobablj commit violence, it I should fall iato thalr peer. Thinking they would soon find out the miaUkyv In their arrest, and would be bask still more emboldened by their disappointment, and would search the House t> find me, we mustered our revolvers and fonnd we had 41 shots in our poscesaloa, without rel lading. These war a plaeec in a condition for immediate nee, while the la lies looked ont and fonnd the house was guarded by armed men. We xemnlntd in this condition, hourly expsctln* an asanult, until Wednesday about 2 o'clock ia the morn ing, I was Informed that Mr. Jenkins was soon to leave on hoiaebaek for I.awreDce, and that the guards hoi dis appeared irom thi vicinity. A friend procured a saddle horse for me, whi.h I mounted, and accompanied by Mr. Jenkins, started for Lawrenee. Proceeding something like a mi'e, a person stepped into the road and ordered us to halt atd give an acoount of ourselves. Mr. J. stated his name, and said he was on his way to Law renee. He was lo'ormed that the gentleman who mtde the arrest was Milton McGee, a large property holder in the vlrfnity. In the meantime two others had presented tbemseives, ore ot whom caught the horse on whieh I rode by the bridle, while tae other presented a double barrelled shot gnn in the rear. Mr. MoGee inquired my name, wheal gave a fictitious one, but was ordere 1 to follow. We were led to Mr. MeSse's hotel, a very fine buildirg, one mile south of Kansas City, where we were instructed to dismount This we did, leaving our horees in the eare ot assistants, while wo entered and engage 1 in a brier conversation, during which I attempted t? di vert euspicton by my inierr >g*torle?. Having sent out - an express and mlded thoae who wire on the lookout in other directions for us, and aeemlag'y satisfied thea e-]Vee of my identity, 1 was conducted with Mr. J to a ?nug s'eeplog apartment, where we stowed ourselves away till moinitg, Mr. J. sleeping off hie sreariness from fhtiguedorlrg the day and evening, and 1 to think over my narrow escape on Monday, and the gloomy foreoodlngs of my future. In the morcirg ws were ealled and served with a very excellent b esklast, and assured that we ahou d be treated like gentlemen and protected from las alt and vlo Unoe. Fee.Ing that I could rely on the honor of our host, and reselling the fact that I had retained one re volver when ordered to give up my arms the night pre vious, I drew that from my pocket and presented I: to bim, and gave him the assurance that I had saved it. de termine* to sell my Ufe as dearly as possible if necessa ry ; hut as I felt I was perfectly safe In his hands, I chose to give him the revolver and trust to his protest ion alone. He accented it, end gave new pledge* of security. Mr. McGee carried us, after breakfast, to Westport, where the eager crowd gathered around to get a sight of the prisoners. Many ot them had shot guns, rifles, re volvers and carbines, but no one offered us in sult or injury. I was introduced to several leading eiti z-ns, aiuocg whom was a brother of Mr. McGee, Mr. -lobnsoa, and otheis wbove names are not recollected. They all assured me that I should not ba lojared in the Jssi'?that they would go to all extremities to protect was f on harm. They stated that I was India leu by some ?oourt in Kansas for treason, or so ne other orlme, and that they had sent an express to the Deputy Marshal to come and take me ap to Keasas Territory for trial. G. W. BIO (FN. INTERCEPTED LETTER ADDRESSED TO OOVERNOR CHARLES ROBINSON, " FREE STATE OOVERNOB ELECT," OF EANSAS TERRITORY. Lawrence, May 18?3 P. M. Governor Rohirson:?The beaier of thia is one of us. W* have, since you left, In addition to the tiroes, 980 . more to Join ns, all well armed, and will give the border ruffians hell, whenever and wherever we find them. Resore and send ns more of rides, powder and ball. W* most have two more pieces of cannon to plant on the northeast corner of the fort. In the morning we .'intend to send our women and children to different parts ?of the territory. Be'rfre thia reaches yon, you will hear of a slaughter among the pro-slavery men and ruffians, in ear* he cannot see you immediately. We want more men. if yon ean prevail on them in Ohio, Messaehasetta and Mew York to come immediately. Call on Greeley, Seward, Banks, Campbell, Beeeher, etc. Do not call oa Fillmore's friends; if you do we may be beVajed before election oomea off. fee Beecber yourself, and have the prayers of all the ehmohes In behalf of Liberty, Freedom and the entire annihilation of tae re Mis of the 8outnern states. While writing, news has just come of 160 more men, armed, making in all 2,700 well armed and well drilled men, well experienced and brave officers. Iteeder ia etill with us. They think he has left the pier*. "Write as soon as yon make the right impression on the Eastern people. I tniok we can hold ont three or fonr <months with provisions, See., except powder and balls. By ordsr of the Committee. Be sure and take eare of tnla. Don't let the men In 'Lexington get it. The letter la addressed to "Gov. Robinson, Indepen dence, or Lexington, or Jefferson City." Now, is not the foregoing a precious eom position. Bloodthirsty enough to disgrao* a Comanohe, not to mention the Impious appeal to oar common Gid and Father to sanetlon the marsaere ot not only border rut ffiam hat Southern men generally. But It is of a pie's with the attempt to assassinate Sheriff Jooee. But we forbear to add further comments; let the committee let ter speak for itself. Tma latter was plsked up by a little negro girl of Mr. Harris*, In ths yard, as ws understand it, of tha hotel. There seems to be no doubt of its authenticity. In our -dsepatehes of this moralog wo ihoald have said ona huadivd Scnth Carolinians, {osteal ot forty, at having wnived to-day. OCR TECVX8KH CORRESPONDENCE. Tw i mheh, K. T., May It, 1846. Reeier't Petition?Cinl War Inevitable. Two weeks ego I vent yon a letter in relation to the shooting of fiber ff J< nes. It has not been discovered yet who sow nCtted the fee<1. Tbs pro slavery aeen ctarge it upcn the people of Lawrence, U the result of k conspiracy. The Lawn nceltes in time te that it waa done by some of the pro-slavery party, in order to raise a pre text for ciell war, and enab e them to arrest, and punish, and expel all bee State men bom the Territory, under color of maintaining law and order. In my letter I warned you that Laerenoe wou'd be attacked, and, If possible, destroyed. Although Jones was so severely wounded, he is yet alive, and likely to recover. Tu? feeling sgainst Lawrence was very strong. The circum stances under which the crime was committed wsre such that a sangnloary revenge was at once antici pated, especially as the would-be aaiamln was not known. The pio slavery party hold ths people of Iawrence accountable for the cieed. regardless of the in dividuality of the affair. It was plain, therafore, to be ceen tbat retaliation would be resorted to, end the steps thru taken have produced the state of things In regard to Lawrence that cow exists. Jucge Leormpte is holding eourt at Lecompton and has instructed the Grand Jury to Indict all the judges of e.'ec li n and ethers who officiated in the election of Rvoder last fall, 'indlotmsnfs have consequently been tound aialnst a great many persons, under the Territorial laws, fer "usurpation of office." The Lawrence men refuse to be anes'ed. Ex-Governor Reeder was subpoena*d here on Welnes fay last, te attend befoie the Grand Jary at Lecompton. The Congressional Committee, Messrs. Howard, Sherman and Oliver, with their suite, and Meaars. Waitdeld and Reeder, were hue at the time, taking testimony. Reeder ?aid he would not a.tend according to the smpoeaa as he waa in attendance on the Corgreesional Committee by their command, and as he insisted that that waa a higher atthoiitv than a Ter it- rial court, he could net or would not leave th;m?especially as lie believed It ti bs a plan to break up the proceedings and investigations by the committee. In addition to this hs declared that he did rot consider that his person would oe safe in Lecompton under present circumstances. On Thursday Reeder and the committee went back to Lawrence. The same day an attachment was issued against Feeder. He re used to submit, and was sustained a the C icgrefsional Uommltt*e Mr. Oliver dissenting. ereupon great excitement has arisen. Tne Marsha! has ismed bis proclamation for all ths c'.tizsua of the Territory to assemble at Lecompton fortuwith, to aastit him in ex ecuting the writs la his hands, and a for re ef 3,000 or 4,000 men will be there by to-morrow or Wtdocvday nfght. A part of this force consists of men from Kicks poo, Atchison, Leavenworth, and Maj >r Bufird's men from South Carolina and Alabama. A regiment of volun teers from Platte county, Mo., will also be on han*, it is said. AH are anxious for a fight. Lawrence it armed and fortified. The citizens of the latter place deuare that the whole matter ban been arranged by pre conoert since Jones was shot, and that the de-ign is to destroy their town and deprive them of their leaders. A most serious and melancholy collision will inevitably ensue. Perhaps it will take place to day; perhaps it will bs de'erred till Thursday nex*. But a tight?a civil war?will as .scrcoly take place nr>w. The foroes assembled sgainat Iawrecce are desperate in their hatred and hostility. Thus yen see that one force Is ac'.log in cor cert with Southt-rn interests ar.d measures, under the authority of the District Court, an 1 the ether defending their towu and their persons, under the authority of the committee of the House of Representatives? the majority of which is Northern. This inaugurates a direct and most fearful sectional struggle. Both parties c'ain to be supporters of law and order, and therefore plaoe themselves fa an at titude to shoot eaoh other and fertilize the lovely plains of Kansas with the blocd of go d and brave men, who should be friends and brethren, instead of eeemlse. And all this for what? Le. history reveal and tell. There Is but ore thing now that can sare the Uaicn from dissolution, the border States from warfare, the Southern States from seivile insurrection. The general government must interpo>e to prevent the con tinuance of this fratricidal war, and the only way to accomplish. it is lor the President to de dal e the whole Territory of Kansas under martial law. This will suspend all locsl and other laws, and leave the Territory quiet under protection of the United States until Congress can interfere and settle the ques tion. No time most be lost. *lf Franklin Pierca is a pa triot, and has any energy and firmness, let him act now, and save the Unicn from the greatest danger that has ever threatened it. I cannot be doubted what will be the end of such a stale. Fur God's sake let all true men bend their energies at once to the purification of Kansas. Probably ere this reaches you hundreds of valuable lives will have been sscilflced upon what can only be se'lled by other measures than those that are now in progress. NEWSPAPKB ACCOUNTS. [Frcm the St. Lui? Republican, May 18 ] The itoamer Arabia arrived yesterday at noon from the Mlteruii river. She let; Weston on Wednesday, and Kansas City Wednesday eight. The United States Mar shal, Donaldson, and two deputies, Co'onel Preston a ad Oapuin Waliaoe, were passengers, and ths Marshal had .a tth him a requisition from Governor Shannon upon ths ituiiihorttres of Missouri, for the del.very of Charles Ro ',p't sod, the bogus Governor of the State of Kansas, who sLids irdieted in the District Cinrt for treason against the Uni'ed States. Two of those officers remained at Lexington, while the Maabal proceeded tc Jtfftrion CI y with che view cf galling the proper order for the de livery 01 the prisoner. Ho was left at Jeffsrsoa on Fri day, at 1 P. M. The vamosing Governor was quartered at the City Hrtei In Lexington, and txprersed himself ready to return to Kantaa wherever it was ascertained that there had been any legal pruoeeilog against aim. He was we 11 twated at Lexington. When the Arabia left Leavenworth, there was a report that five hundred c en had answered the call of the Mar shal of the Territory, and were encamped in the vicinity of Lawrence, and a t; ill larger nnmber were at Ieoomp ton. Their avowal 18 sad to be to compel the people of Inwrinceto irckrow'edgs the organic law of the Terri tory?a thing wbieh they are not doing now, in resisting the process of the United States District Court, and tha Indiriments recently returned by tha Grand Jury. The result will soon be known. Col. Snirner end his troops wers at Fjrt Lravenworili, nor were thsy to be called Into ths field. Sheriff Jones was convalescent, and there la every reason to expect his recovery. There was a good deal of excltemsnt at Kansas City and Leaver worth, growing out of the condition of affairs in the Territory. Brown, the editor or one of the publishers of the ItrraXd oj Freedom at Lawrence, and a man by the. name of Jenkins, a citizen of Lawrence, have both been arrested. Indlc'ments were found against them, and they were both making their escape trotn the Territory. They ware monnted and armed, but were captured, notwithstanding, by Mr. E M. Mo'Jhee, a citizens oi Kansas, on the road between Kansas and West port, and Lby him taken to Westport, and delivered to the town authorities. He wss after wards presented with a splsndid sword, as a compliment to his prowess ia cap turicg ihe mischief makers. Since writing the above, the following letters hare been received from our oorrssptndents. Lowry, the private secretary o' Reeder, passed through tins city two or hrae days tines, tor ths East:? Wbstsort, May 14, 1936. In a great hurry to send yon tne latest news, I enclosed in my last letter by the Keystone, the proclamation of the united States Marshal, which yon have no doubt pub lished. I had no time to make eny comments, or ex plain; there was but a moment and no more, to go on, before the boat left. Von understood It of coarse?there Is a s'a'a of war In the Territory. The fanatics of Lawrence are fortifying the place, and trepaiicg to resist the laws?doubtless "to the bloody issue;" but the prettiest thing sbout it is that the author of that fire saying has ran away from the bloody issue be ha* inaugurated. It la said that Reeder, coward-like, left Lawrence uoder cover of night, and in the disguise of a woman. It is eertalnhebas fl-d the ciuntry, deserted the very men on whose heads he has brought all these difficulties, and left his contested election case and the committee to get alorg as they best can. His dupes must now suffer, and the m*n of that committee who have staked and 1 be lieve lost their reputaii.n on Reeder, will have to suffer as they deserve to suffer, for allowing him to seduce them into the support of such a cowardly client; for Messrs. Howard and Sherman, have treated him as a client, In stead of an Interested party to the investigation. and allpwed him to carry every point, whether right or WToBf, lawful or unlawful. All the leaders of the Lawrence rebel'ion are gone. Does that look like tha bold eonduot of a joat war, when they boast of fighting and parade their strength t Does It look like brave men engaged in a just cause, to fiy from the first contest ? Ths truth is, there is no justice in the canee?there la no bravery in the men who are its acv:cates?there is only desperation, The whole procee. leg is a trick of such desperate fellows at Robin son, to msko a little capital In notoriety, and a few dol tar.i in money. G. r. Lowry, Major General of the free S'a'.s forces, and private secretary to "Senator" Reader, has also va mosed. He waa at Kansas City, and not liking the looks of <hirgs,-shaved off hU effeminate beard, and left, de claring that Kansas should see him no more. He took nothirg but a pair of saddle begs wf'.h him, leaving ail hie trunks gotds. and-ao-tortb, behind, In Lawrence. It is proper to say tnat there was an attarhment out for hit pernor, lesncd from Jadge Lecompte's court, and also that Lowry was about the only gentleman In Ltwreuct; he being gone, there are not enongh good men in the place to eavd it from tte fate of Lot's'eity in the Bible. Col. W. J. Preston and Mr. F. W. Donaldson, passed here yesterday, with a requisition on the Governor of Mtssout I, for Charles Robinson. ex-G ivernor of the free State of Kansas, held in durance vile at Lexington. He Is indicted for the crime of' usurping ths oflioe of Govern or," the penalty of whtoh is a "line of 8100, and Impris onment in the connty jail for a term not exceeding one yrar." He will get all the punishment the law allows. I understand that there are now in and around le oompton over one thousand men, subject t> the order of the lotted States Marshal who is determined that the law shall be executed. He hss writs for many prople in Lawrence, and they will have to submit to arrest, or woo to tboie who resist. rALKBtto, K. T.. May 13, 1853. Proclamation of tha Unilnl state* Marikal?Kobinjim h'M ?A rmted at Ln. ingtm?Retdrr fUrapiita?Surmruntlol? three* in Sujitxrrt of Lam Collating in Vouglat County ?Anticipated Oalluion, rfc. In my iettsr of ihs 6th I told you that a few days more would brlngtmattcrs to a eooolusivrtisiue In our Territory. I knew that tt wae determined by tae authorities to ar rest Rohtneon and other arch outlaws, and I euepecled there would be resls'ance and a ssegniaary collision. This morning Tat. I.aughttn passed through as express, 1n haste, bearing to this and th i the npper portions oi the Territory a proclamation from J. D. Donaldson, Deputy Mar thai of the Halted States, slating that he had been to Lawrence to nuke arrests neon It-gal writs; that he wm warned <Af, that ale life war 'h eataned If he pr.qgede* u.ttur, that he *ii Informed there were fifteen hundred man 1* the tow*, thoroughly armed with if flea, atrongiv for tified with breastworks, end possessed of two pteoei of artillery, end rerioue munition* of war; that tt wee their intention to reeiet ell attempts et arrest; thet he wee wholly nneble, wi'h the force et hie commentate exeonte the prooeeeee of the lew, end thet he bed celled epon nil lew abiding citizen* of the Territory to aasemMfc ee soon ea poeaible in Dongiea oounty, to eot ea hie poc* in the performance of hie official detiea. There ere thonaenda who will respond to this eell et once. Like the aonnd of the toeain to expec tent warrior*, it thrlUa each eeger eer end nerree eecO reedy arm. The itorm haa been a long time brewing: ita muttertnga here been heard in the distance; the clouds grew thicker, the beewena darker, and tearful portent* were in the ele ment*. We fondly hoped thet genial infiaenesa would diapel them, that happy pease, with ita propitious beams, would soon Irradiate the sky; that balmy breeses, with their fragrant whispering*, would woo our virgin plains, end pro'pereua galea kssp clear the pioepect in oar swift advancement to the greetneM end the glory which Nature, with moat genexoua oombleat lona, would ensure us. Bathowva'n our hopes! The fell genius of fanaticism rider on the whirlwind and impels it forward. It i< the eplrltof the tempest, which will live until it dies. It is now ebont to burst, and we must stand the or not; but it will tear and rend those who ere borne within Its boeom. We regret this extremity, but tbey brlrg it upon themselwee. We would gladly avoid it, and save them the havoc which must ensue. They can yet spare muoh bloodshed and carnage, by a submission to the lews: end it is to bs hoped thet a soser, second thought will bring them to this cupel siion. Gov. Robinson made his eeespe n tow days sloes, end wee on his way down the river. Informa tion hae Just If en received thet he was latercep-ed et Lexington, end will be handed over to the eutacuities of Kansas. Reader was arrested lest week, but plead ths privi lege of a contestant for a neat in Congress, ana was sustained by the United States Commission. The writ was consequently suspended. Yesterday he grew ratber restive under the threatening appearanee 01 the salts and thought of leaving without aotloe. He got qcietly out of Lawrence, aod was making die wsy to wards Kansas City, when information of the fact reached he people of the neighborhood through whtoh he was passing, who immediately turned out to catch him; but up to the moment of our last express had bee* unsuc cessful. It was thought, however, that hs was aur rounCed, and could not possibly escape. Thus you see that these two villainous agitators, who led their followers and dupes into daogtr* and difflcul ties, are not willing to share the perils and the pains, but are stealing away like cowardly miscreants. They should be anesteu aid brought baek, and maae to bear ths ex tremest penalty that thtir t?aeoesr merits. This may seem to he string language, but it la not so wh-u tap plied to them, it is even mild and gentle. I feel for those wi?o have been misled by ihem; I know that they are ignorant of irbat th?y do, aul would treat them with ell leniency. I have seen and conversed with many of them, and found them stupid in their prejudioes and digged in their fanaticism. They know no better, and aie to be pitied; but their leaders should be punished severely. To-morrow (Wednesday) was fixed upon as the day on which to make the arrest* in Lawrence; but it will be postponed until tbe foroea of the Marshal have augmented. That will be by Friday or Saturday, at farthest. Tuen there will have to ba sub mission or extermination. Harding, one of th* Judges of Election in this county, was arrestee by Sheriff Whi ahead last Friday, and lm prisenrd at Doniphan. He refused to give bail. On ihe next day, as I wai riding oven the prairie back ot us, I met Small wood, another of tbfi Judges, who told me that he supposed the Sheriff would arreec hiui also; and if he did, that he was going to jail with Harding. I sskea him why he would no: give ball. Hs replied, " It the law requires me to go to jail, I am wiliiog to submit." I uiktd lrim why he did not reoognize the law before, If he was so ready u> submit to it now!* Why he should consider it ot authority at this time when he so reoently repudiated and declaimed it? To t his he made no reply. I then told him that th* law did not require him to go to jail, hut only to be pre sent at the next term of the Cirsuit Court, to answer the indictment; and that he should give ball and go on with planting his corn and other terming operations, about which he waa busily engaged, and wbloh required his at tension. But he said, ?' No, I will go to jail." This is one example of ths obstlnaov and oontrarlety|of these misguided and unhappy man. Here are Harding and Smallwooa, having first rate terms, their fields ploughed, their corn piantirg begun, and large families depending upon ihem, golxg to jail for three or lour months, when either of them could gire abundant ball; and all through an unfortunate delusion, brought upon them bvauoh scheming, selfish and unpiiaclpieddemagogues as Heeler, Robinson, &e. I hope a tew days more will bring these matters to a close, and it la my sincere desire that it shall be a peace ful close. II the conflict of arms should be begun, it will be fear ful In its slaughter. With fanatlclsr^on the one haml, and law and determination on the emir, the issne will sot be doubtful in its termination, but it will be bloody and ttrribie in the extreme. And where will rost the res poniiblllty, ye men of God, who preach for arms ? Y* conductors cf leading Journals, who urge lioentlousaesi ? Ys statesmrn^wbo eounsel lawlesneis ? Aod all ye, of r <-D?e, who ten the flame which is about toaweep in deso lstirgconflagration over th* mingled ashes of men and hi meitsads. think well of your connection with this Im pending calamity, and atay it, ere it be too late. Vine Arts. Tlis Dus?e d( rf Gallery continues to sttrsot crowds of v'.f Iters. The collection certainly is on* that deserves to be extensively patronised. It oontatns some exoellent pictures, with a less jtmcunt of trashy ones than are usually to be found in cur public exhibitions. The Mar tyrdom of Hues is a noble palntisg, derate 1 interim, rich in coloring, and treated with a boldness and breadth which are not always to be seen in histories) pictures. The lorsrs of art can .pass away an hour profitably in this collection. The sale of tbe collection of the late Samuel Rogers has dispersed into a number of prirate hands the pre cious gems of art whieh he had been at such pains in assemblirg together. We hare before us the catalogues of the fifth and sixth days' sales, whloh sererally pro duced orer ?10,000. It is a tribute to the exeelleuoe of mcdern English art to find that some contemporary works fitch higher prices than those of the moat famous of the old masterr. Thus Leslie's Sancho and the Duchess brought 1,120 guineas, whilst a Rubens was knocked down at 200 guineas, a Kaffael at 4E0 guineas, a Rembrandt at 260 guineas, and a Claude at 135 guineas. Sir Joshua Reynolds' famom picture of the Strawberry Girl brought the large sum of 2,100 guineas, being the heeriest amount bid for any one pictnie at this sale. It was of this composition that the painter made the well known remark, "No man could erer produce more than about half a dozen original works, and this is one of mine." At the following day's sale a head of the Queen, by Mr. Bully, an American artist, was knock ed downi at the modest price of 22 guineas. It had been presented to Mr. Rogers by the painter. The portrait Of Don Balthazar, son of Charles IV, of Spain, purchased for Mr. Rogers at tbe recommendation or Sir Darid Whkle, and the gem of this day's collection, brought 1,210 guineas. Sir Joshua Reynolds' Puck or Robin Gocdfelicw, was bought by Kail Fitzwilliam for 86J guineas. The Triumph of Julius Cesar, by Rubens, fetched 1,060 guineas. This msgnilloent work is from the Balbi Palace, at Genoa. Hvsical Matters.?The opera to-night will be " Lulea Miller," for 1be firit time at the Academy. The lorera of Verdi, and they are legion, will not fell to be present at the represen'ation of thie one of the strongest of his wcrks. La Grange, D'Ormy, Bedlsli and others will In terpret it well. Carl Wels, pianist, announces bis annual concert for this erening, at Oodworth's Rooms. Mme. Wallaoe Bou ohelle, one of the best resident vocalists, will assist and sieg a giand aiia from "Kabueo," a duet with Bernardl, and an Irish ballad. The programme is very good, and the audfenoe should by equally so. Mr. A1 an living's annnsl ooncert takes placs on Satur day, at Niblo's Saloon. In addition to the attraction of bis own name, Mr. Irving annennoie M'lle V^tvali and M. Ccresa, a new tencr. Mme. Falanfa, late of the Academy, will give a c insert on the 20th. The l'yne acd Harrison opera company give two con certs, at Niblo'e ifaloon, next week?the first on Monday evening. This company then go to the Theatre Royal, Montreal, where they have been engsged by Manager Auckland. The people of Quebec will also have English opera from a company of whioh Miss Rosalie Darand is the prima donna, Mr. F. Trevor the tenor, and Mr. F. T.ystor the baritone. Miss Dnrand gives Marie, In "The Daughter of the Regieeut," for her benefit, at Laura Keeae'a Varie ties, on Saturday. Tjik rinuTXJB, kc.?A oorreot outline of the perform ance* at the varion* establishments this evening will be found in the customary amusement directory. Necessity obliges us to omit detailed notices. Fhaksfkrx.iv Revjvat 8haks]>eie's comedy, "Twelfth Night," will be produced at Wallaok's, on Saturday, for Mr. Walcol's benefit. I acra Kkkm's VARrFTiFR.?Miss Kate Reignolds has her first benefit to night. Mtse Reignolds, although com paratively in her noTltlate, is a favorite, and will doubt leaa have a beneficial benefit. Mr. Bksziir, the tight rope danoer at Niblo's Garden, has leaped Inte the affections of the audience at once. The graoeful maner la whieb he peif. rme hie fee's ?'v?? a

gord lsaeon to sow a of our jvi'iPoV.? vh> * .ce -u'.ie liy t rope, bu' ?ie very c'umsj fit it. ?ruHirBiinnn >?w Behaol-Smnlh D*jr. TBI BLAVBBT D180U8SIOM OOMTCNC1D'. There waa a larger attendance then ueuei at the meet tha Aaaembly jeatecday, tad mash Intereat wm mandated In the subject under dieeuelon. Before the i eonetitational power of the Aaaembly over r?came ap, the following report wa? made by the commit tee to which the sublet had been reUrrei:? The third Pre-bjtery of Hew York, by oTorture, inquire want order n ??ald be proper for >ham io t?ke with reference to a member who he* been excluded from Christian fo.towahip by a mtnlaterta' eaeootaUoa, under the patronage of the Ame rtoan Board of Commiaakmere or Foreign Waal mi, and dia mimad bom tbeaarriee of that Board for Immorality, and with wham a recnlar prooem o( discipline by the Pros <ytery 1* tlMhnll. oa account of hit dktnnee irom them, and trom any aeeleatoitlml body ot our 001 nestlon. The General Aaaembly reply that the eoc.ciaiticnl relations of the Individual tn quea UoeevMemly remain unchanged by the action of peranoa not orgeamed under any dUttnct fbrm of government, and erne toauy not guided by tha princip'ee of discipline to which he object; and the only oorrect course for the Proabytarr to *" ' pioper tubjaet of dtjclplite, ieto ' process riven in our Rook ot Dlt ? protracted the actual prooeas may waeeobJert; and ibe only oorrn lake, it they regard htm aa a p>o pornaa prwc.M'y the forma of pr topJna, however difficult or pro hm fb? report ?u adopts. from the mlleege report, which wu next read, It ap pean that the amount paid Into the funds of the Assem bly for the mileage of mem bore waa $4 118 98, white tho total txpensee amouatod to 94.683. After the transection of some minor basinoes, the quae ponding at the adjourn met on Weflneoeay waa soeew 1)r. Parkkb who had the floor at the time, resumed his remarks 1 shoal 1 act, said h?. have said anything more upon the subject, wero it no' for one coneldsre Aon ?1 ?as afraid that I might not hav a been understood in wt a I raid. 1 retraced that wo, holding the views we do up n this sobjsot, are placed In an uopletsant pre dtcamsat with regard to the feeling la ^ community, those who think as 1 do ars placed heie at the North in the position of an aceuesd party, and that Is one of the reasons why w# feel so seneitive upon 1*, and desire Urn we should be fblly unlerstood. Now, f desire to move, continue I>r P., that all that refers to the De troit reeoluli ns In the mejorlty *?P**'. J?* etrnck out-all the rest cf the report meets wi ih my rorllal approbation. In regard to what Dr. Smith said resterdry ahut the MatakoflandartUeiy, * illustration was most unhappy. He said that the had been left with only one gun, but that, sir, is a pop sun. It was a rather unhappy thing, allow me to say, and he will let me also remind aim that the Htlakoff was taken. He was not appointed to manage artillery or ,o use guns at a'l. Then another brother, speUln* of m? wile, need such oily and uaetoue .language, that I felt as if a jug of t? lasses had been broke all over me. Hut the queitrn Is. to It rfwg that a master "bould heve au thorl'y over the 'lave* Now, we don't hold that it ii right, or that It can be juatifled. under all clroum sun "Vs. How is 1% with regard to slavery? The colored poi ula'.ion of the South are In a degraded porttivin, but In their own country have they no: be,^V'^0l*r? years In bcndsget If ws find them degraded hers, bow is it thst where they have been Ion?wt ihey are stUl more degraded? H slavery degrades them, it >iso sdueates them. Who sent Jo Liberia tbe men who are now la the chairs of chief justices and in other h'gh stations there? The slave mas tera ivfeo have eaucatfd them at tbalr own homes ana sent them to that country. And, to fhot, In spite ot all their bondage, there is a degree of improvement which comes along with their condition as slaves, mixed up as they are with Christians, and partaking as they mu.r of some of the benefits of elvUliuUon. Let me be under stood. If slavery took cultivated men and reduced 'best to bondage degrading them and reducing them to a lower position, I would be against It with all my bes.t. Now, Idon't approve cf the svrtem of slavery, and I wish It was done away wi'b; nel'her do I approve of the Russian government, and I would desire that our form of govern ment was established in Russia instead of the despotism which now (xiiU there. I wait these systems to be re medied, and they will in Cod's own lime. In regard to the question of Blavery, if it is looked upon as a sin by this Assembly, I want It to say so. Rev. E. S. CtiiiM was here lntrodueel to the convea licn, end. in accordance with a previous. arrangoment, aCdreeeed it upon the subject of systematic beneew tones as pursued In England. At the conclusion of his re marks, the discussion on tho Bubjeot of slavery w?s re eumel, and the Assembly was addressed by Dr. wuaer. . who speke to ihs followiog cflsot:?He rail it appeared to hlmthat the aim of Dr. Parker was to prove that slaseiy was as much an institution, established by i<od, sb the marriage relation, or that of tho lather to the child. Ho took ?he position, 1 understood, that' was an evil, snd healsi raid that whenever the blacks of the South he! acquire* sufficient in eUlgeoce they might l evoiuf Ionize What', and may a wife,? hen sbo is strong er th? her husband, put him cown ? (Laughter ) You remember, when quoting the AprstJe Paul on the suHect ot authoilty, he commenced with the relations of hus band and wife, remarking that he b?gen with the ten florsst lelatlon in life. A friend by my side said, J he began with the tenderest and coded with the tough est" <,I.eiighf?r.) Dr. Wiener bete reoommended a eon dilatory courte as the best that ?ould be pursued to wards the Southern membtrs. Lotus treat them, said he, as brethren; don't speak cl them harshly, end as if they were already execmmnnicetad from the eburch of God. He cone:uded by recommending ths W^v.?DrtkBo?'iwxt^ddrwsed the Assembly. He began by eaylx g that hs was going into the Scripture argument 0lifr*BraiJf, of Troy, doubted the propriety of entering , upon an entire Cltcuislon of the subjtot of slavery. The question, he ssid, was In rtgard to the power of the Assembly over It, and he hoped that all other issues would be ruled out, . Judge Jffisop undent cod that the report opened upthe whole subject, and he hoped tbe latgest liberty would be allowed to brother Ross. Dr. Bfvan waived his objection. . . .. Dr. Ross proceeded to say thatJae was not a slavehold er, ailhengh on that floor he might advocate the sx rems view ot the sabjsst. Tbete is nit a man, said he, In this honae, who, in the matter of slavery, has undergone a greater sacrifice than ! have. I have emancipated mv slaves, to the amount of $40 000, and now am not worth a dt liar- but I do not mean to ear tnat In that emancipa tion?like the widow mentioned m the Soripture?l gave away all I was worth ; still, in tbe providence of God it to 35 gone. Now, 1 llave si says been in favor of stoveg agitation, and in respect to the' have always differed from my Southern I have always bsen ' ?? is as Ii sm In fbvor of agitation upon every subject that' to calculated to bring out the light ano life ol the Gospel. In consequenee of this agita tor! I consider that the Bible is better understood now in the South than It was formerly in reference to slavery. This is or e of the results of the agitation. Dr. Boss here ?nrka of the false impressions which had been created in S?*to thes?thV " Uncle Toss's Cabin." AU Ihs rooimitits, all the isolated cases of crime un. giving a false view of the conation of things there, ?cd ?et he ocntinued, not one of thtm u moro iw?W or mnrs horrible then ihs murder of Dr. Perkmen, of Bos ton This ssltaUon7 as I have seid, makes ths Southern men ?ttor seoemin'ted with the fable is rethrew. to SJvery! When they had been told that it was a rim per ie and that ths Bible said so, thsy scoffed at those wh? fold them eo, and were Inclined to treat the Bible with dieiescect' but their feelings towards It ohenged when they came to know what It said upon the subjeot. Dr. Roi then referred to the Detrat rssolutlons end said that they were a gum-electio Jaffalr, which Mn ^ bs stretehed or detracted at pleasure. Trey were evi dently drawn up to suit all opinions, and were ?apable of any fnterpietaUon. Now, when a man charges me wi .h m tinner 1 wiiot him to pror? it from tho Blbl?# I coTlir hut wlmt ta stated to be such la that book, rwant htm to?roveltout of that book, tor I know hat whenever hsy are brought to it there to a eonstant at teropt to run away from the subject, on the ground of the differerce In the translations az? ihe allegsa fkulto of_Uie Greek snd Hebrew oilgtoeto. 1 deny, la regard to thto matter <f Individnel liberty, that there to such a thing, or that It to not effected by the,relatlons ot life. man who e< mee into this world has hle rights end llhw Ues prescribed by tbe condition in which he to horn. He to subject to the authority of the father in the family, to i he authority of the laws of the eommanity ln_.hiriihe llvrs and to the government of his country, be It a re nlWe era despotism. To show that slavery was sup p or tad by the Bible, be read the 21?t chapter of Exodus, and preceded to comment npon It at length. Dr. Wibrkr?Doee not the Bible sustain nolygamj. j>r. Robe?Yss, elr, end I sbaU explain that af erwerds. The speaker bete reed the 26th * J*!*1 which he also eommentsd upon. In rsgsrd to prop'^J in slavei. he said he did not contend that you o wn the body and rcul of the man, but simply his servloes. The Ribfs mes the wife to alto sold. But that wsa not the case among the Jews only, for it to the practice, although In a somewhat t liferent sense. In this country, es wel^i as omcrg the Mahometans, for even emong nureheat d With money, snd ere not alweys left to thetr i^n free eholee. Why, a lady frieed of of an alegant young gul, said that she was married to an oldC s^^riTS aid hatatul maa but thet she would oo mors aUow him to take her by tb? lmnd than she would allow a baboon to touch her, if It were i v.. ,v.t was hi* only recommendation. This Doctor Rem said, he considered legal prostitution; STlsT^seUo. from which to no ^ to a life oomneet?a compact from whlsh there to no oi voic., .x?$tor one crtos. The eomequenoe ot tWs ^Inwsw to Dr. Wi?ra, as to whether the Biblesup Doried of Wiramy Dr. Row said that It was sanctioned by &?at tn# part'cular tune but that tt was a^erward, prrhlbitsd, snd then, and not till then, It b? came a 61 wi. TtMrp desired to know If the laws ot Siuth his three thousand slaves. It would bs a Christian duty of his to manumit them. . .. . Dr. Roe*?1 win answer thto ie tM*i way ttat to settle that qnsstlon might take e very winsi reeoaor thought. It depends upon what Mr. Althen woo'd deem the result as to tb# |. od or ^mU,"1 .i?ia tSU.U M, u?a TTltaS taken on the adoption cf ths minority rework. _ As there _. a v. Vavar Mb-TfTflkl N who uMlIwl to If pFMI OV,'r>rr*'CriTsn? jset. H was fleetly Kr.el that " n .>.?;? ??mu*' ?t he teatuee'inq. X. t ! ,*t. jtri a*. Mi- :??"* -?oe v>.s tt * witlea Old School?He venth Oafi Tie Assembly wsa celled to ord*r at 9 o'clock yeeter dsy moruirg, and after prayer. The Monuuron observed that ha desired to correct an error which appeared in prist, viz:?In the etraree ot hi* few remark* of the predion* dag, when welcoming the de legate from New England, be did nod desire to be un derstood a* laying that be had newer beard anything said upon the ari a of alarery to which ho "eou'.d not sub scribe"?rech wet not the caee. In substance what ho sheer nd was, that when a delegate to the Hew England Oalerenoe,Jssine fllteen yea:l ago, he heard two addreaaes to (which he c'nld not abject. A report wai received (rem the Commit tee on BiUs and Overturn, with reoomat eadaUons, which were adopted. The tret annnnl report af the Chursh Extension Com mittee of the General Assembly waa then submitted for the consideration of the Assembly; and the Ker. Dr. UoDorald, trcm the committee tr report epon the same, introduced a series of resolutions is approval. The following is an abstract of the report:? m"?h ?^^*^Ki?orn?r?itAS?i! toetrfl'Trt bm?bmrttalt gr*u ude t > Him 7 dieirw to exotcm bur to vain thaf?ulidlae how^cKlLSe!? bk?*ln? toer i* Ood's approT?] -becZr,c<vi onVi^ V^S by """V lokens of lb?iUcminltt?ahavesought ^togo^forward*PJ^toami*! hand, *!*?!??$?* ?o?^bmoT??,kA0'0^' ,n "?<* , la carrj tog on the work^?iW.t!??l^rr of wortfu#. pr,mo<ic*ble. acted upon beSrloih^SS??". ***" *a far a. 1. To mi^6 oo ftprnorittimi Prtnclp(?s v*z:? \ a Ibrtmii ?klMU "t"any chtuefa under the oareof 7 '"mtlon CcmStUtee. <* *?? **reebytery beamwopnv c"? acd tie .late of thet^,Tiy ' neoemitTm of that blco^rCwb'oDl^u?^'? aapoMl complete taelr h< u*a of uer.hul ,5 UommU'ae will free frcm de^t worritlp aad leave the whole property wlU,to?.^Cel^Wof^a^propr^loa ??" Properly called to, eat.of .K0M.tI^ri?h,'ofdonor- tode.ig.eta the reclyi a chuntiToUkBo^l d.Unlt^y Urn Jm' urn of^i?1 '?porlarce "> raav re t a cuDeidtrablVt'a e h^r. .h? uP?n WfllBh it the Chare b r. xtenslon rtmmltten C4n bc dra "a, inantfc'p.tlon of the tocoitoig ?4dtt ???l1 In""'112 to4*"' liable *? soon after k flx?d tfti*X 8^7?*? ?pproori%tton? aided eotapjTw^tha ?S2-^T **" ohurjiei are trade. n<u l?n? on whish toe appropriation. aembly.) ii one hu> died udfivetE.?L?.h! <?ner?i As amcnnuig to ?6 OW kavH ^..T. the BomH of MiaaTT, ;; rtmbh 'a VihurohViteralon Corato^tee""^d mi?8 O*norj;! *s regarded to tbe light of ?ppllMUra, ihe iwVr,^rT!r'T, be quest. for aid dating the ye!r i^t e'riiS fbo'onaaibepofre under the gereral head for aratiladhm! & V? ^ty be **?*ed been made to sev *nt? o*?A<&uLi' ^ i{PProPrl*tl'>M tare 78*9? Iht.e \7Z%?Z tSKSft 10 "'eln"?ou^ of*12, twenty one synods and th^tr six ^ .baun,u of Uo' a bare been paid during the v^S^I ei AP?*?i>ri* atrountlug to 18 67.199 y to Q.tlone ohutchee, l^fHSSS all, Mwf? ^ iwt. ???#??? ,,01,ro??. ?l 697 59, making ? gives, for the" available reaource? ^f?5,?0n ? d ikBr" l> 1HM 18*6 $13 990 41. UK*8 of toe year ending AprU 1, [ 2?S fc'&X.'SISKi*'"? "s-^JKSAi' ?missisiisffss, stta.1iKssf"!""? trfbuted laat year.Ti.dtto atommTu,hat con considerably more than douoi t^moVr^te J i*" te churches in any previous year r?oelT?4 tram Tea?f ^iTf ^ ^ ""to M r?b,?nev?o^ry;f,rarent ?to^- whiftv","^ ate'STp^ A?rt'frmV,tv?58-?,,'er? h'.? tonarorary loan above mentioned, ard the an jronrla. i$3&g@a&S&??<s ppSSi!rS!:Kl?S? S?!? ? B 5~T'.,V l5fe^>pS?a^jsw?a4ssa SSS2J5SV.JJS'ha?aUtrown thereeponaibllity orraisiraiho ai.'ftBSra, w.-ss who h&v0 remtmbered this c&tuc th? ntst vmp whu nr.* _, towel) doing, and any SSSSSb toporti*! thtadT^m^^r? rW **'bertor thS A.^b y7e?eCmiveto ?h2^?Klr U^neW^ """ to Wrra oo TT ?. ? B/drr,. W 9* PTnml'fn ?. ' D..H. Hlahop, t ? r- er' D< D- A. Oambie. J jl IfavhU . w W. Philip., D. D. If. Bf.^rt^ Ard JoMpb Obarl<? for thro? years, James a p.;<m frtP twoyeais, ?td Dr. Betri Bwtod tor ciio y??! ^ frfmZiJu t* Ri??'i?' D ? *? E* Peok. Albert Wlllfami (Cabfoinia.) and others eupportei the report and reeo dlHMBt e Te rcm*rk*> Thej ware adopted without On motion b, Rer Dr. Baker, (Texa.,) the rjta adopt ieP??0f 4? v Committee on Religion. Kxeraise. ? Ie'clJ ' *'tb * wiew to the nhortening of the morefrg *part of pr*J*r ?rrio? on Friday (this) ? M wVJt,b*n **r*<d- though not without some expre. .loneof dtotent that the prayer exeroiee* Son" wly contiaue from 0 to 11 o'clock, A. U. The moderator then announced that theie were several "order, of the day" awaiting action. ax? P?11?" roport upon the subject of erecting a fund tor the support of fiiabled ministers was then taken np together with the acoompanying resolutions. *" th5P..rMA. ?nd tb? resolution recom S^eratlon WM taken under oon Jndge Powrnt, of Penneylrania. expressed hie hearty approval ef making anampls provlrion for disabled mlnls i?18-, He considered that ministers, even when In sound health, weie most inadequately paid, their salaries not more than averaging with the w'ages of <?v Fto wlBhed that the eommi .tee had gone still farther The SmS??1 P*M to ?ongregatlonal mi Patera was only 31"' ,nd h# b*,iw?d that Preebylerian mirieters Aid not receive much more. Elder Jacob, of Virginia, thought that at this time the A.sembly wa. gitog m the right direction in repent to this matter, bat lay moo required information on this sab ject Ho believ,d that U'the ministers wonid hJS? ?*"W ,'? th?lr congreg^ti nfl thit thnr would t&lk upon it at their house-raisings and lcg-rohings, and at the attest citiers, and the mind of tke community wou'd rorn come to a just conclusion as to the enpport of dis KnTlIer l? tBm Churfk- .Ut th# Pr?Bbjtaries b,i?g this subject np for discussion at least onee a rear and let ihe by node remember also to direct he attention of the ehurehes to It, and he wae sure that whatwas desirable to be done fcr the Adequate support of the clergy would be (feedlly accomplished. Judge H. II. Leavttt, of Ohio, ernsidered thin a sub ject especially recommending Itself to the laymen of the cbnreb. He regretted to here to say that he obserrtd id many parti of the country ft want of liberftlity on the pirt of cougrega'lons to supporting the clergy, It seemed to him that the families of minliters should be plaetd in ? position of competency when the heed of the famly wee removed by acath. Waen ? miaiater devoted his energies, hi* talents atd his Hteia ministering tc the spiritual wants of bis fellow men, It was but fair that after a life spent in sueh toil his wife and helpless chil dren should not he left to linger ont their existence in poverty tr perhaps ae'.oal want. In this regard the Methodists were much in advance of fresh) terians, but he trusted that the Presbyterian body would not long remain behind other bodies in amply providing for egsd end disabled ministers. Judge Vi>v thought it a disgrace to the Presbyterian Chnreh of tba United ?'ates that it had net made en adei(naie provision for its disabled ministers. He cordially approved the leeolntlons; and if they were not carried out it would not be the fault of the laymen, but of the ministry, beeanse in very many instaness the ministers, from a reellog false of delicacy, sere unwilling to tell their congrvgationa that they exported to be supppried Rev. Mr. Bkkkdkt related an inatanoe within < ltciitn of 'an aged Prjgbyteriaa mlniater whc ail hi? property in tha Revolutionary oturon hia old age been obliged to end hia daymen bona*. . h %v? Klder J-*s. O. Frnii. (Buffalo.) foiVmn fii log jet energetic reooatia in ?nppor<rm*aontt the cervieea oi diaabled minister a, g_ reaolntlona. want AND leave waa here given to Introduce gfro-n ihn wan rec?ivld from several citizen* of me mbera of the Aaaeaably aa ohoae to vialV thurehea" and Greenwood Cemetery. Accept The queation on the adoption of the reaolut' taken, when the Aatembly adjourned for the^ After the reoeaa the Committee on Spate a.'* lenee made a report. The report at*tee that, numter of rotnrne had been made to the' Adopted. Fi.idiy 81 nodical record? were approved. Per. Mr. Sbefherd, a.fe.ege'e ft m the 0, ic,.-. imff Rrrfe talan.t, to k leave or th* an* t i !???> v* ' ? ? J.V'Mi !* y. t* a M.? < * Uv n i ? i> >. < j a! <.tta ft ut * eool ?.ink m J\ioC to leui*. poifai poli'ni" of t1?uf OthW l? to cm while 1 hi' p?t* tt' | U> V f w whtTB, I ?rd turn i ?n> or tn roiselel* | of tie Reformed Protectant Dutch Church, Minted tfa* Assembly, and was oordiaDy received. In him brief iw rna:ki the reverend gentleman stated that bin nburdb numbered tome 346 ministers. between thirty and tortf the vlcgical students, 8,647 cburebeeand 21,000 foanaaae cant,', besides about 26,000 habbath school pupils. The Honnuioa, la a few happy remarks, welcomed the rereren.t deh gate, and alluded to the Identity of (baling and ot re'igiou opinion that subsists between the twe ohnrohtt, The oon? deration of the resolnUoa providing (tar creating a fu ud tor the support of dlaabled miniate a and thtlr families waa then resumed. Rev. C. C. Riv'?<;e (Weeteen Pa.) spoke forbtbly m aire eaer of the prop oalnon. The resolution vas adopted. The ieeoluti' n p 'eeiding that ministers pay 96 e year and churches 910, towards this fund, waa then taken up. and an amendment nwmd by tUrt. Mr. Haix3 (Iowa), te the effeot that ministers pay only eaeper can* upon their salaries, waa voted do*a It was then moves, as .re amendment, that the respec tive contribution be for btet tire years; and that then, if deemed neoeesa?y, taat the Assembly may recommend t* eontlauanoe for five t ear? am>ie. Carried. The resolution was adopted: The next resolutions taken ip provided that no minis ter bat those contributing to 11? fund shall be eatfdsg to drew irorn it, and that the widtmrsaad ftmilies gfanah ministers, If in destitute circumstances, shall receive support from the fund; also, in regard to the distribu tion of the interest or thia fund?which alone is to bedie Ulbuted. The reeolotions were adopted. Owing to tome obscurity in the minds ofeommie slr-Lev* as to the effect ef the amendments made to the raeolutions, A CoiraienointB moved that the reactions be recom mitted. together with a resolution oddred by Rev. J. O. Cumminga, which was to the effect that every minister who may be licensed after the expiration of the five years, shall have a right to bis share of tbe fond, If dia ab.ed. Several Commissioners would not ohjeut, if such minister wouilpay 926 to the fund, otherwise an injuries would be done to those c ntributicg. The motlcn to recommit was agreed to, and the As ennbly afj uined. Bit* CiampUMt Ulffiioll]', TBI EARL OK CUBBiDOM TO MR. OKAYPTON OR CUSHItf? AND FIEKCK'a CABINET. c? v v Officb, Feb. 8, 1868. MR? Mr. Huehanan aaked me on the 6th instant whs tlier I had sent any answer through jou to Mr. Matn'a doanat.1. nf tho 9lkh ?? 1 i... 3 W ?er**" ? ? ? muoriBl VttlUUKB jUU MJ despatch of the 28th of December. Buebenan^ that her M-jfaty's government - . .... U.I Ji'j-nij e governance had thought it cuo to themtelvse, as well aa to the *-? vetcment of the United Suites not to take any dec is* .?> on the subject of that despatch, ana consequently no-. . i answer the despatch lu-alf, until they had received ?< tr observations upon the statements it Containedan.'it had acc rd'ngly been transmitted to you for thaf p it pore by the last ms3. Some time might therefore e' ? Defers an snswer was sent, which I hoped wou'd d? ? ct material importance; although, I added laughla< if you are in a hurry lor a diplomatic rapture with u - I -uppote that Mr. Crampton will in the meanwhile reootve h-s passports. Mr. Buchanan, in the same friendly toae, inquired I' I realty thought that the President or Mr. Marsy wished for a luptnre of any kind with England; and [ expre sed a y entire conviction that they did not, and that they toek precisely the same view as her Majesty's govern, ment of the suicidal folly of a war between twe coun tries r o deeply interested in cultivating the most friendly relations with tach other; but I by no meant felt so sure with respect to all the members of the President's Cabi net, er that the United States government would take ? ' ?- ? v*T?- (VTViuiucut ITVUm vu? the same means as her Majesty's government would take to avert an tvent which eoh alike depiecatedi My rat . " ?v? wvus wuav uwpiTCglCUi MAW HB POU for fajicg tbia wm, that the Atforaay General Ht4 mad* use of ma official position In order te publish por tions of despatches, which had come to hie kno#leda? m r- ?I ?v- >v# uu u???ui aa a member of the Cabinet, in his instructions to the Unit ed Slates District Attorney at Iliiladalpbia, manifestly for no ether object than to Inflame the public mind sgalnst England and against ? .-.Inst the English government, a few days before the trial of Hertz at Philadelphia took place. Now I did not know what the opinion of the I'ra slceot nor of the other members of the Cabinet was upo? this proceeding of the Attorney-General, though wo tad no reason to tbink it hid been disapproved?It oerta'.n f bad not been disavowed; but what I did know for certain was, that if any member of her Majesty's government had been so unmindful if his duty towards his cowslip and his colleagues as not only to make a public use W the dispatches which had come confidentially into his hands, but to do so for the purjioss of exciting iU-witt en fh? part of the ptapli qf England against the govern mint and people if the United Stales, Che Cabinet Minis ter so ifftndwg would either have been compelled to re turn his ijfict ivtlafitly, or all his colleagues would Kama rtsigmd theirs. The country would have expected tSIS of them, aud would not have bean eatisfled with any other course; but as nothing of the kind had taken plaee in reprobeU. n ot the Attorney-General's proceeding. I must be peimlttad to think that moie regard was aknl bited here than in the United States for the maintenance of peacefal relations between the two countries I am. Ac. CLARENDON. LIST OF OFFICERS TO JOIN HER MAJESTY'S ARMY 01 THE CRIMEA, OB TO PROCURE MEM FOB TBI 8 AMR, RECEIVED AT HER MAJESTY'S L19ATI0N, WASH INGTON. 1855. A o. Die. 1866. Name. Offer. 1 Jan. 8..C. Romberg 400 German and Setsa soldiers. 2 11.. Julius Ktrn'zel.... Volunteer. 3 VI..Lewis Drucker....beveral hundred man a week. 4 21..Henry Herts To raise recruits. 6 21.. Baron Von Essen..To serve as effioer. 0 Feb. 2..U E. Great Reg't of 488 riflemen, chiefly British. 7 23. .Major Rtkow Re 3 ml ting oCoer. 8 Mar. 6..Henry Hertz 4?0 men. 9 7..Cut Lanckronski.To raise bat'alion at C' Mara, 1,000 strong, disciplined soldiers <n tour weeks. 10 9..C. Ifoynolds Volunteer, offer to re cruit large numbeie a' men In one moath. 11 20..J. Danlop Artillery cfllser. 12 22..Lt. T. O. Jonas.. .One or mere cimptaleo. 13 Apiil 2..C. Bey voids Request to ba sent te Canada. 14 4..C. Reiaa To serve asoffioer. 16 4.. Captain Zeoklsh.. Do. k to bring re oral ta. 16 14..? Asehen field.... 17 26..K. V. Staretone.. .Volunteer. 18 20. .C. Martin 6,000 man, chiefly Br. 19 Msj 12..Ditto Requesting lnformat'n. 20 28. .H- Hertz Thxeatening letter. 21 June 11..Perkins 22 20..H. B. Wood Volunteer. Anaertoaa offioer. 23 July 6. .Xsdslanski Battalion riflemen, 600 strong. 24 Aug. 6.. Mej Gen. Ruthven 6 0n0 Americans tar ?300,000 26 Sept. 29..F. CunnfngBam.. .5 000 do. volunteers. Offers from eighteen American lurgeoas. City Intelligence. Mass Meeting m tux Pabk?One Hundred Guns fur Nicaragua.?It will he seen that the committee appoint, ed at the last great meeting in National Hall, have ceiled a mass meeting in the Park this evening, at 7 o'clock, for the fhrther diasnteion ol the affaire o( Nicaragua, and la express the approbation of the people of this city for the course pursued by the administration in recognizing that government. One hundred guns will be flred ia tba Pat k at half past six, in honor of the event There has not been for many years in this olty a publie meeting fog the dlicuw-ionof principles and event! of such vital Im portance to this country as thore which will then be Drought forward. Governor Price of Nee Jersey, gov ernor Brown, Hon. George W. Peek, General OazMMaw, and Hon. 1'eiey Walker, of Alabama, will arrive at tha As tor Houae at 7 o'clock, and address the messing during the evening. Hon. Hiram Walbrtdgeand Hon. Alex.C. Mor ton of this city, and other distinguished speakers, have signified their Intention to be present and address tha meeting. The Eerie Street Prison.?The Oouao'lmen Committee cn Repairs and Supplies, Mr. Cooper, chairmen, met yes terday, and had under consideration the different esti mates received for the mason work and carpenter work of the new prison to be built ta Essex street. For tha mason work there were nine bide, the lowest 823,991 60, end the highest 837,716. The lowest bid wee pnt In by Mr. M. 0. Ban, with Osoar W. Sturtevant aa surety. Mr. Stnrtevmnt, who appeared before the committee, deaiwd hie nsme to he withdrawn as surety. The next bid st 626,600, by Mr. Ira Topping, had alaoaa surety Mr. Star tevant'e name. Mr. bturtevant declared his name at tached to the estimate a forgery, lt waa decided te throw these bids out, making the present lowest Md 826.300. There were eight bice lor car pen er work, toe lowest 86,988 60, the highest 89,448. The committee voted to report a form of awarding tha eontrnete to tha parties putting in the loweet bids, as a Hove, upoa the . ustificaiion of their respective sureties. The Brick CeOTK h Dead AdArN.?The descendants and relatives of those who were buried ia the graveyard at the Brick church have thus for been uneela to identify any of the skeletons and remeina that have beem ex humed. The only rooord that waa kept was la p- seessiam of on# sf the members, Mr. Hedley, and that was burned in his store in the gteat Are of 18 )6. The only elae to any name la tha inaoiiptlona whieh aan still he decipher ed on some of the vaults. Tha lateet burial waa that of a child, which wee placed In one the vaults as lata ea 1862. Extension of Franklin Ptrbr ?The Crmmtttoe on Sheet* of the UouncUmen met yesterday afternoon la the chamber of the Board, and heard argumeate of a, number of parties for and against the extmelon of Frank lin strict, frsm Baxter street to Catherine street The * wea a numerous atterdance of property owners elrn? the Hue cf the propoeed ex ens ion. It was urged by those desiring the extension el the s reel that U w*? 1. v tuBNdfd, la order to open * oonunnoui tfcxot (torn tit* VY th>> rNcrlh to tho Knit rirtr. On th? put ?! tV? i r - i*<> ? b' ftUor cnni wit eU lined ifctt of thoM ?o*t lnto*Mt?t ' .,?? ? ott>ni?h*?tb\?e hitw titten'* ?t 'h? *Tto*v.le t t ? ? ? - 14 ? 4 r4",,, AV'1Vw' ??<???-? mdoritnlV1 "?u ? #f?l by