Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 23, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 23, 1856 Page 2
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. WHOLE NO. 7207. MORNING EDITION-FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1856. PRICE TWO CENTS. INTERESTING FROM KANSAS. Mr< Irtwii'i Account of HU Ajrrcct?Inter cepted Free State Letters?Reeder'e jPoel Uon?ClTtl War Inevitable. OCB WHSTFOBT OOBBBSPONDSNCK. % Wunrow, Mo., Mi;, 14,18M. Wo aie writing in room No. 46 ofiho Harris House In thll place, where 'he prisoner P. G. V. Brown, editor of the Lawtenoe HrraU of Frvdom, is at present confined. We here requested ihnt gentleman to give us the particulars of bit capture, which he has done, and we aoeoidlnfly inclose it in bis own handwriting. Mr. Price who was one of those who captured Browh, corroborates it fully. The party who took Brown were only three in number, their eims consisted of e revolver and two shot guns, they tyere on foot whlls Brown and his companion ware mounted and armtd?Mr. Jenkins, with a pair ol navy Colt's revolvers, and Mr. Brown with a bo vie knife and two repeating five shooters, one being an Allea. They surrendered after counting (as Mr. Brown expresses it) the chances, and concluding ihat they were mlgbty sllra. Bat wa won't enlarge upon tha affair, the more eo as the beta speak for themselves. I Is perhaps n'y just to Mr. Bioenj to say they be sew a double barrelled shot gun glialer ng at his bark, while a parson, who was holding a horse, held a similar weapon in his hand, and Mr. Brown states that their wtapons were buttoned -under their elothlug: so th?y ouid not ha got at, w'th the exception of a Bobbins repeater. Tee arrest was made at two o'oloak A. M., to day. It wai moonlight at the time. We here just had a conversation with Col. Boone, a leading man in this vicinity. Col. B. tells us that when -Governor Shannon and himself were introduced in Law renoe to the Free state Committee, or Conooil of Safety, (whereG. W -Brown was sitting takiug notes). Governor Robinron introduced t.be Governor and himself to every member of the oommitt'e, except Brown, and upon re tiring to a priva'e apartment, Riotnson told the Gover nor mat he considered Brown "a dirty dog," and did not wish to introduce liim, and that if such men as Brown and Lane were away there w uld be les< trouble, or gone words that effect, at lea?t so says Cot. Bione, the Post 'master at this place?a most reliable man. Tnistiok place last December. So it appears that there is not always unity evtn am- ng those eh > agree in their poli tical bearings. It is said that a ske et m was found recently upon the Wpkamsa creek, wi h a bowle knife and shsatulyinr near it. It is not kno*n to whom It belonged. but Is generally supposed to hove bre. the property of some urluckp gentleman whu having departed this life, left it titers as something he had no further use for. MB. BROWN'S STATEMENT. WB#rronT, Mo., May 14. 1856. i You regueat a statement for publication of my arrant laat night, acd ih* circumetances which lei to it. Briefly, then, I latt Kansas on tbe 1st day of April last, for the Fast, deeigoii g to spend several months in the 8tatta. At Chi-:?g<\ c n the morning of the 26th of April, after having sta'cb myself iu the cars for a passage to Cincinnati, 1 learael of the assassination of Mr. Jones in Kansas, and the probability ot renewed hcsUlillss. Feel lag that m; preserct m'ght be needed in the Territory, to aid in retraining tho tun .ult, or in defcnoe of my family I hurried to the d-pot of the Illinois Central Railroad, aad soon at' er wai en mule for Kansas, via Alton. Arliving at the latter ci y, I remained until the evening cfthe "ih instant, when i took passage on the Keystone, cirect fjr Kansas City, at which place I arrived about 10o'clock on Monday last. , Not ccasclous that I had been implicated in any way In the popular tnmulis in Kansas, saveae the editor of the Herald of lYecdtom I did not oonceal the fact of my?. rival, but, on tfce con'rary, visited several of the leading trading housrs where I had business, and o in tinned in the s'rest until diun'r. I then called tor a room at lhe Amercan Hotel. 1 immediate y visited it, with the view of doing come writing, but found O. C. Brown, Lsq., or Osawalo nie, occuoj lug the table. De .ermined on having n room entirely to myseli, 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 -assigning me one , the eierk ersssd the number of the room oppcslte my nemo end said he would give me an other ss soon as one was vacated. Having made the ao unaintanse of a cot pie of gentlemen and their wives at Altim, who came with me up tae river, I learned their number aad visi'td their room. Bat a few moments s'apeed when one of the party entered, apparently much molted, and itaie'- that a gentleman had been arrestei and ws? being carried out of town on the supposition that it wee mycelf. 1 learned that no legal process was need Mbd thought It instigated by ft lawless mob, whlah | woaUTpiobablj cc mmit violence, U I should fall m to their, po-er Thinkirg '.hey would aoon find out the mistake* la their armt. and wonld be back still more emboldened by their disappointment, and would search the haute t> And me, we mustered our revolvers and found we had 4 > sho.s in onr poHtes.iou, without rel lading. These were nlaeec in a condition for immediate use, while the la .les looked out and found the house was guarded by armed men. We remain, d in this condition, hourly expsctlnr an assault, until Wednesday about 2 o'clock ia the morn ing, I was informed that Mr. Jenkins was sxin to leave on hoieebaek for Uwreoce, and ihat the guards had dli appeaied from tb. vicinity. A friend procured a saddle horse for me, whi-h I mounted and accompanied by Mr. Jenkins, started lor Imwrence. I'rooeeding something like a mi'e, a pet sou stepped into the road and oM.rsd us to halt aid give an account of ourselves. Mr. J. , aiated his name, and said he was on his way to Law rence. Be was informed that the gentleman who m vie the arrest was Milton Mcrtee, a large property holder tn the tritlftlty. In the meantime two others had presented themceivee, ore of whom canght the horse on which I rode by the biidle, while tee other presented a double barrelled shot gun In the rear. Mr. MoKee inquired my name, whvnlgavea fictitious owe, bat was orde.-e 1 to follow. We were led to Mr. McUeefo hotel, a very fine build leg, one mile south of Kansas City, where we were Instructed to dismount This w? did, leaving our horses in the oare ot assistants, while we entered and engagel in a bile' conversation, duncg which I attempted t? di vert suspicion by my lnierr gatoriee. Having sent out ? an express and rai led tbose who ware on the lookout in other directiens for us, and s.emtag'y satisfied them s-ives of my identity, I wes conducted with Mr. J to a snug s'.eeping epaitmeiit, waeie we stowed ourselves ,nr till moiniig, Mr. J. sleeping off his wear loess from fatigue durlrg the Car and evening, and I to think over m^nanoweeeape on Monday,asd the gloomy foreoodlngs InTlie morr.it g we were called and served with a veiy excellent b eekfast, sad assured that we shouid be treated like gentlemen and protected from insult and vio lence. Fee,log that I eould rely on the honor of our host, and reselling the fact that I had retained one re volver when ordered to give up ray 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. do tannine* to sen my life as dearly as possible If necessa ry; but as I felt I was perfectly sefa in his hands, I chase to 'give him the revolver and trust to his protestion alone. He accepted it, ?nd gave new p'edges cf security. Mr. Mcf.ee carried us, after oreakfut. to Wee port, where :ht eager crowd gathered around to get a eight or the ptiecners. Many oi them had shot guns, riflei, re volvers and carbines, but no one offered us in suit or injury. I was introduced tc several leading oiti z?as. arnotg whom was a brother of Mr. McC.ee, Mr. .lohnsoa, and otheia wbo?e names are not recollected. Any all assured ms that I should not b# injured in the less*?that they would go to all sxtiemi'ies to protect aie f om barm. They stated tha' I was India'.ec by some oourt In Kansas for treason, or so ne other orime, and that they bad sent an express to tbe Deputy Marshal to come and take me up to Kansas Territory for trial. G. W. BRJWN. INTERCEPTED LETTER ADDRKS8ED TO GOVERNOR CHARLES ROBINSON, " FREE STATE GOVERNOR ELECT," Or KANSAS TERRITORY. LAWRENCE, May 18?3 P. M. Governor Rohihson:?'The beaier of this is one of us. . We hive, since you left, In addition to the tiroes, 980 more to Join us, all well armed, and will give the border ruffians hell, whenever and wherever we find them. Besure sad send as more of rides, powder and ball. We mast have two more pieces of cannon to plant on the northeast corner of the fort. In the morning we intend to send our women nnd children to different parts of the territory. Before this reaches you, you will hear of a slaughter among the pro-slavery men and ruffians, in ease he cannot see you immediately. We want more -men if yon onn prevail on them in Ohio, Massachusetts and New York to come immediately. Call on Greeley, Reward Banks, Campbell, Beecher, etc. Do not call on Fillmore's Mends; ir you do we msy be beVajed before election oomee off. 8ee Boccber yourself, and have the pray era of all theebmchee la behalf of Liberty, Ireedom and the entire annihilation of tae resels of the Soutnern states. While writing, news has jus! come of 160 more men, armed, making in all 2,760 well armed and well drilled men, well experienced and brave officers. Reeder is still with us. They think he has left the plate. "Write as soon as you raaka the right impression on the Eastern people. I think ire can hold ont three or four months with provisions, tc., exeept powder and balls. By order of the Committee, Be sure and take care of this. Don't let the men la 'Lexington get it. The letter Is addressed to "Gov. Roblneon, Indepen dence, or Lexington, or Jefferson City." Now, U not the foregoing a precious composition. Bloodthirsty enough to disgrace a Comanche, not to mention the impious appeal to oar common God and Father to sanetion tbe ms -Nsereoi not only bordsr ruf -fisna but Southern men generally. But It is of a piece with the attempt to asssselnate Sheriff Jones. Bat we forbear to lidd further comments; let the committee let ^Thufotter w*m picked up by a little negro girl of Mr. JFUnfn', In tha yard, %n wa understand It, of the hotel. There (teems to be no doubt of itn authenticity. I a our -de*patches of this moraiog we should have said one buadifd Scuth Carolinians, insteal ol forty, as Jiavlag ?n ived to-day. OCR 1KCUH8KH CORRESPONDENCE. Tim I'M) K. T., May 18, 1856. Reeder'i /Vni/iota?finl War InertiaWt. Two weeks rgo I rent you a letter ia relation to the shooiiog of Shfr ff J. nes. It has not been discovered yet who eotr ni'tted tbe 'e-d The pro siavery men etarge it open the people of Lawrence, m the result of ? conspiracy. The Lawr* nceites Intimate that it was done by some of the pro-slavery party, in order to raise a pre text for civil war, and enab e them to arrest, and pnnlsh, and expel all bee State men from the Territory, under color of maintaining law and order. In my letter I warned yon that Lawrence wou'd be attacked, and, if possible, destroyed. Althorgh Jones was so severely wounded, he is yet a'ive, and likely to recover. Tne feeling against Lawrence was very strong. The circum stances under which the crime was committed were each that a stDguloary revenge was at onoe antici pated, especially as the would-be assassin was not known. The pi o slavery party hold the people of i of the in Iawrence accountable for the oeed regardless i dlviCuality of the affair. It was plain, therefore, to be seen tbat retaliation would be resorted to, and the steps then taken have produced the state of things in regard to Lawrence that tow exists. J urge Leormpte is holding eourt at Lecompton and has instructed the Grand Jury to Indict all thejudgas of e.'ec ti n snd others who officiated tn the election of Rseder last fitll. "Indlciinsnls have consequently bssn found ag&icBt a great man? persons, under the ferriiorial laws, for "usurpation of offloe." The Lawrence men refuse to be anes'ed. Ex-Governor Reeder was subpoenaed here on Wednes day last, te attend befoie the Grand Jary nt Lecompton. The Congressional Committee, Messrs. Howard, Sherman and Oliver, with their suite, and Messrs. Woltfieid and Keeder, were here at the time, taking tes -Imouy. Reeder said he wouid not a tend aooordlng to the suipcena as ha was in attendance on the Congressional Committee by their command, and as he insisted that that was a higher at tboiiiy than a Ter itcrial court, he could net or would not leave th m?especially as he bel'eved it to bs a plan to break up the proceedings and investigations by the committee. In addition to this he declared that he did rot consider that his person wouid oe safe in Lecompton under present circumstances. On Thursday Reeder und the committee went back to Lawience. The same day an attachment was Issued against Feeder. He re used to submit, and was sustained by the Cingrereional Committee Mr. Oliver dissenting. Thereupon great excitement has arisen. Tne Marshal has issued his proclamation for all the citizens of the Territory to assemble at Lecompton fort.1 with, to assist him in ex ecuting the writs iu his hands, and a force ef o,000 or 4,000 men will be th?re by to-morrow or Wtdvevday night. A part of this force consists of men from Kicks peo, Atchb-on, Learan worth, and Maj >r Bnfird's men from South Carolina and Alabama. A regtVant of volun teers from Platte county, Mo., will also be on haa", it is said. Ail are anxious for a flgh*. Lawrence is armed and fortified. The oitizens of tlie latter place deuare that the whole matter ban been arranged by pre concert sinoe Jones was shot, and that the ce-ign is to destroy their town and deprive them of their leaders. A most serious and melancholy collision will inevitably ensue. Perhaps it will tske place today; perhaps It will be de'erred till Thuiidsy sex'. But a tight?a civil war?will as notedly take place now. The forces assembled against Iawrecce are de?perate in their hatred and hostlil'y. Thus ytu see that one force is ac'.iog in coicert with Southern interests ard measures, under the authority of the District Court, am the other defending their town 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 mo? fearful seotionalstruggle. Both parties c'ain to be supporters of law and order, and therefore place themselves (a an at titude to shoot each other and fertilize the lovely plaint of Kansas with the blood of go d and brave men, who should be friends and brethren, instead of enemies. And all this for what? Le. history reveal aud tell. There is but one thing now that can save the Union fremi dissolution, the border States from warfare, the Southern States from seivile Insurrection. The general government must interpose to p -event the con tinuance of this fratricidal war, and tie only way to accomplish. it is tor the President to de dal e the whole Territory of Kansas under martial law. This will suspend all local and other laws, and leave the Territory quiet under protection of the United States until Congi ess can interfere and settle the ques tion. No time most be lost. *lf Franklin Pierce is a pa triot, -and has any energy and firmness, let him act now, ale 1 " " ' 1 and save the Union from the greatest danger that has ever threatened it. I cannot be doubted what will be tbe end of such a strife. For Clod's sake let all true men bend their energies at once to tbe parifi cation of Kansas. Probably ete this reaches yon hundreds of valuable lives will have been sacrificed upon what can only be ee'lled by other measures than those that are now in progress. NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS. [From the St. L- ui? Repu?Iio?n, May 18 ] The (learner Aiaf-la arrived yesterday at noon from the Miisruri liver. She let; Weston on Wednesday, and Ktneas City Wednesday eight. The United States Mar shal, Donaldson, and two deputies, Co'onel fronton aad Captain Waliaoe, were passengers, and ths Marshal had jdth him a refuisi'.lon from Governor Shannon upon ths IHithcrities of Missouri, for the del.very of Charles Ra ?teon, the bogus Governor ot the State of Kansas, who sx-ods lrdieted in the Dtstriet Court for treason against the I'oi'ed Stat**. Two of these officer* remained at Lexington, while the Masbal prcceeded t' Jefferson CI y with he view cf gelling the proper order for the de livery ot the prisoner. Ho was lert at Jefferson on Fri day, at 11'. M. The vamosing Governor was quartered at the City II >tel in Lextagtn. and expressed himself reacy to return to Kantas wherever it was aeoertaiurd that there had been any legal proceet-Iug against oim. He was well treated at Lexington. When the Arabia ieft Leavenworth, there was a report that flva hundred e en had answered the call of the Mar shal of the lend -cry, and were encamped in the vicoity I of Lawrence, and a I '11 larger number were at Ixtoomp ton. Their avowal is sa'd to be to compel the people of Lawn nee to ickrow'edgc the organic law of the Terri tory?a thing which they ate not doing now, in resisting the process of the United States District Court, and ths indictments recently returned by the Grand Jury. The result will socn be known. Col. Sntrner end bis troopa wer? at Fort Lt even worth, nor were they to be called into the Held. Sbeiiff Jines was convalescent, and there is every reascn to expect his recovery. lhtre was a good deal of excitement at Kansas City and Leavenworth, growing out of the condition of affairs in the Territory. Brown, the editor or one of the publishers of the Herald r>/ freedom at Lawrence, and a man by the. name of Jet-kins, a citizen of Lawrence, have both been arrested. Indlc'ments were found against then, and tbey were both making their escape from the Territory. They were mounted and armed, but were captured, notwithstanding, by Mr. ? M. Mo'Jhee, a citizens oi Kansas, on the road between Kansas and West port, and ,.by him taken to Weatpart, and delivered to the town authorities. He was after wards presented with a splendid sword, as a compliment to his prowess in cap turtng the mischief makers. Since writing the above, the following letters li tre been received from onr correspondents. Lowry, the private secretary o< Reec'er, passed through this city two or hiee oaya tines, tor the last:? Westtort, Mar 14,13o8. In a great burry to send too tns latest news, I enclosed in my last letter bv the Keystone, the proclamation of the United States Marshal, which yon havano doubt pub lished. I bad no time to make any comments, or ex plain; there was bnt a moment and no more, to go on, Before the boat left. Yon understood it of coarse?there is a sta'e of war In the Territory. The fanatic* of Lawrence are fortUytng the place, and Lreparirg to resist the laws?doubtless "to the bloody eut;" but the prettiest thing about it is that the author of that fire stylng has ran away from the bloody issue he has inangu-atsd. It la said that Reader, coward-like, left Lawrence under cover of night, and in the disguise of a woman. It is certain he has fl-d the country, deserted the very men on wboee heads he has brought all these difficulties, and left his eontested election ease and the committee t < get alorg as they best oan. His dupes must now suffer, aad the men of thai ecmmlttee who have staked and 1 be lieve lost thai i repu'a i n on Keeder, will have to suffer as tbey deserve to suffer, for allowing him to seduce them into the support of such a cowardly olient; for Meesrs. Hcward and Sherman, have treated him as a client, in stead of an interes'ed party to the loves'lgatiou, and allpwed him to carry every point, whether right or wrong, lawful or oniawfal. All the leaders of the Lawrence rebel'ion ate gone. Does that look like tha bold eonduct of a jost war, when thsy boast of fighting and parade their strength? Does It look like brave men engaged In a just cause, to lly from the first contest ? The truth Is, there is no justice in the cauee?there is no bravery in the men who aie its aov cetes?-there is only despera'inn. The whole procee leg is a trick or such desperate fellows as Robin son, to make a little capltwt in notoriety, and a few dol lais in money. 6. F. Lowry, Major General of the free S'a'.e forces, an-1 private secretary to "delator'' Reader, has also va mcscd. He waa at Kansas City, and not liking the looks of ihirgs.-ahaved off his effeminate beard, and left, de claring that Kansas should see him no more. He took nothirg but a pair of saddle b?gs with him, leaving all bis trunks goods, and so-totth, behind, In Lawrence. It is proper to say that there was an attachment out tor his person, Issued from Judge Lecompta'a court, and also tfcat f-owry was about the only gentleman in Lawrence; he being gone, there are no*, enough good men in the place to save it from tte fate of Lot's city In the Bible. Col. W. J. i'res'on and Mr. F. W. Donaldson, passed here yesterday, with a requisition on the Governor of Missouri, for Charles Robinson ex-G ivernar of the free State of Kansas, held in durance vile at Lexington. lis Is indicted for the crime of ' usurping the offioe of Govern or," the penalty of which is a "line of $100, and impris onment in the county jail far a term not exceeding one yeer." He will get all ths punishment the law allows. I understand that there are now In and around Le compton over one thousand men, subject t> the order of the United States Marshal, who is determined that the law- shall be executed. He has writs for many people in Lawrence, and they will have to submit te arrest, or woe to tboie who resist, Uukkmo, K. T., May 13, 1851. Proclamation of the. UiiUe<l Stale* Martkai? Robirwm fit<1 ?Arretted at Islington?Reedcr ffcaping?Surreniruleit? Jbreet in Suj/perrt of Law Collecting in Uouglat County ?Anticipated Collision, <fc. la mv letter "f the fith I told yon that a few days more would bringtmatters to a eonolunivrtissue in our Terrltorr. I knew that It was determined by the enthorlties to ar rest Robinson and other arch outlaws, and I suspected there would be resls'ance end e aaegulaarv ooilisinn. This morning Tat. Laugh tin passed through as express, In haste, bearing to this and the upper portions o( the Territory a proclamation from J. D. Donaldson, Deputy Maiahal of ths United States, stating that he had been to Lawrence to make arrests asoa legal writs; that he w*s warnsd uf; that Va His SSI 'Veatnovd if he pr q$ed*I further; thai he wm Informed there were fifteen htmdred men in the towa, thoroughly armed with ilflee, strongly for tified with breastworks, and possessed of two piece i of artillery, and various munitions of war; that it was their intention to resist all attempts at arrest; that he was wholly unable, with the foroe at his commandite exeoate the processes of the law, and that he Bad called upon all law abiding citizens of the Territory to ess em bib ae soon as possible In Douglas oonnty, to aot es his pos * in the performance of his official datles. There ere thousands who will respond to ihls sail at once, like the sound of the tocsin to expectant warriors, It thrills each eegsr ear and nerves each ready arm. The storm has been a long time brewing; its muttering* have been heard In the distance; the clouds gre v thither, the ksevens darker, and fearful portents were in the ele ments. Ws fondly hoped that genial lnflnenets would dispel them, that happy peace, with its propitious beams, would soon Irradiate the sky; that balmy breezes, with their fragrent whisperings, would woo cur virgin plains, and prosperous gates keep clear the prospect in our swift advancement to the greatness and the glory which Mature, with most generous combinations, would ensure us. Bathowva'n our hopes! Ihe fell genius ol fanaticism rides on the whirlwind and impels it forward. It 14 the spirit of the tempeet, which will live until It dies. It is now about to burst, and we must stand the brunt; bat It will tear and rend those who are borne within Its bosom. We regret this extremity, but they bring It upon themselves. 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 laws: end It Is to be hoped that a sooer, second thought will bring them to this conclusion. Gov. Robinson made his eeoape a few day s line*, end wae on his way down the river. Informa tion has Just If on received that he was iatercep'ed at Lexington, snd will be handed over to the autaoritles of Keness. Reader was arrested last week, bat plead ths privi lege of a contestant for a neat in Congress, and was sustained by Ihe United 8ta.es Commission. The writ wes consequently suspended Yestetday he grew rather restive under the threatening appearance 01 the sulfa and thought of leaving without notloe. Ha got qcietlvoutof Lawrence, and was making bis way to wards Kansas City, when Information of the fact reached he people of the neighborhood through which he was passing, who Immediately turned out to catch him; bat up to the moment of oar last express hid been unsuc cessful. It was thought, however, that he was sur rouneed. end could not possibly escape. Tbus you see that these two villainous agitators, whs lfd their followers and dupes into daogirs and dlfficol ties, are not willing to share the perils and the pains, but ere stealing away like cowardly miscreants. Toey should be arrestee and brought back, snd mace to bear the ex tremes penalty that their >>fseuesa merits. This may seem to te string language, but it is not so whtu op piled to Ibem. It to even mild and gentle. I feel fir those woo have been misled by them; I knew that they are ignorant of what th?y do, anl would treat them with all leniency. I have seen and conversed with many of them, and found them stupid in their prejudices and digged in their fanaticism. They know no bsiter. and ate to he pl ied; but their leaders should be ptinlehtd severely. To-morrow (Wednesday) was fixed upon as the day on which to make the arraets in Lawrence; but It will be postponed until the foroet of the Marshal have augmented. That will be by Friday or Saturday, at farthest. Tuen there will have to be sub mission or extermination. Harding, one of the Judge* of Election in this county, was arrester by Sherlfl Whi ahead last Friday, and im prisoned at Doniphan. He refused to give ball. On the next day, as I wai riding crta the prairie back of as, I met Small wood, another of thW Judges, who told me that he supposed the Sheriff would arrest hiut also; and if he did, thai he was going to jali with Harding. 1 sskea him why he would no- give ball. He repliel, " It the law requires me to go to jail, I am wiliing to submit." 1 B/k?d bun why he did not reoognize the law before, If he wae so ready <x> submit to it now? Why he should consider it of authority at this time when he so recently repudiated and d .sclaimed it ? To this hemsde no reply. I then told him that the law did not require him to go to jail, but only to be pre sent at the next term of the Circuit Court, to answer the indictment; and that he should give ball and go on wi-.h planting his com and other farming operations, abo rt which he was busily engaged, and which required his at tention. But he said, ?' Ko, I will go to jail." This is one example of the obstinacy and contrarlety|of these misguided and unhappy men. Here are Harding and Smallwood, having first rate farms, their fields ploughed, their corn planting begun, and large families depending upon them, going to jail for three or lour months, when either of them could give abundant ball; and all through an unfortunate delusion, brought upon them by such scheming, selfish and unpiiaclpieidemagogues as Heeler, Robinson, &e. I hope a few days more will bring these matters to a clof e, acd it is my sincere desire that it shall be a peace ful close. If ihe conflict of arms should be began, i' will he fear ful in its slaughter. With fenetlclsn^on the one hand, and law and qeteimlnstion on the oilier, the issue will not be doubtful in Its termination, but it will be bloody and ttrrible in the extreme. And where will rest the res ponsibllity, ye men of God, who preach for arm s ? Ye conductors cf loading Journals, who nrge licentljusness? V-. statesmen,.who counsel lawlesness? And all ye, of i?nie, who fan the flame which is about to sweep in deso latirgconflagration over the mingled ashes of men and h< meats ads. think well of your connection with this lm pendirg calamity, and stay it, ere it be too late. Vine Arts* Th# Du#f e d< rf Gallery continues to attraot crowd* of v!j Iters. TUe collection certainly ia one that deserves to be extensively patronised. It oontelns some excellent pictures, with a less .amount of trashy ones than are usually to be found in cur public exhibitions. The Mar tyrdom of Hues is a noble painting, elevate! indesira, rich in oolcring, and treated with a boldness and breadth which are not always to be seen In historical pictures. The lovers of art ean pass away an hour profitably In this collection. The sale of tbe collection of the late Samuel Rogers has dispersed iuto a number of private hands the pre cious gems of art whieh he had been at suoh pains In as.-embllrg together. We have before us the catalogues of tbe fifth and sixth days' sales, which severally pro duced over ?15,000. It is a tribute to the exoelleaee of modern English art to find that some contemporary works fetch higher prices than those of the most tamcus cf the old mastere. Thus Leslie's Sancho and the Duchess brought 1,120 guineas, whilst a Rubers was knocked down at 200 guineas, a lUffacl at 4?0 guineas, a Rembrandt at 260 guineas, and a Clauce at 135 guineas. Sir Joshna Reynolds' famous p'cture of the Strawberry Girl brought the large sum of 2,100 guineas, being the heaviest amount bid for nay one picture at this sale. It was of this composition that the painter made the well known remark, "No man could ever produce more then about half a dozen original works, and ibis is one of mine." At the following dny'ssale a headot the Queen, by Mr. Bully, an American artist, was knock ed down at the modest price of 22 guineas. It had been presented to Mr. Rogers by the painter. The portrait 01 Don Balthazar, son of Charles TV. of Spain, purchased for Mr. Rogers at the recommendation of Sir David Wiikie, ai d the gem of this day's collection, brought 1,210 guineas. Sir Joshua Reynold#' I'nck or Robin Gocdfellcw, was bought by Earl Fttzwllltain tor 980 gulnsas. The Triumph of Julius Ctesar, by Rubens, fetched 1,060 guineas. This msgnlfioent work is from tbe Delhi l'alsce, at Genoa. Misirsi Matters?The opera to-night will be " Luil* Miller," for ibe first time at the Acedemy. The lover* of Verdi, and they are legion, will not toil to be preeent at the reprsssn'ation of thie one of the strongest of hie works. La Grange, D'Ormy, Badlill and others will In terpret it sell. Carl Wels, pianist, announoes bis annual concert for this evening, at Dodworth's Rooms. Mme. Wallace Bou ohelle, one of the best resident vocalists, will assist and Msg a giand aiia from "Kabueo," a duet with Btrnardl, and an Irish balled. The programme Is very good, and the audience should by equally so. Mr. A1 an Itviog's annual concert takes plaee on Satur day, at Niblo's Saloon. In addition to the attraction of his own name, Mr. Irving anneuncts M'Ue V^tvall and M. Ores*, a new tencr. Mme. Palania, late of the Academy, wtll give a cmcert rn the 20th. The Pyne ar d Harrison opera ooupany give two eon certs, at Niblo's Saloon, next week?the first on Monday evening. This company then go to the Theatre Royal, Montreal, where they have been engaged by Manager Bnekland. Th* people of Quebec will also have English opera from a company of whieh Miss Rosalia Durand is the prima donna, Mr. F. Trevor the tenor, and Mr. F. I.yster th# baritone. Miss Durand gives Marie, in "The Daughter of the Reglweut," for her benefit, at Laura Keeae's Varie ties, on Saturday. Tiik TitxATRffi, kr.?A correct outline of the perform ances at the various establishments this evening will be found in th* customary amusement directory. Necessity obliges us to omit detailed notices. Fhaksperxis Revival?Shaksi>ere's comedy, "Twelfth Night," will be produced at WaUask's, oa Saturday, for Mr. Walcot's benefit. I ai'ra Kkkm'h Varietur.?Miss Kate Reignolds has her first benefit to night. Ml*a Reignolds, although com paratively In her novitiate, is a favorite, and will doubt less have a beneficial benefit. Mr. Bknziir, the tight rope dancer nt Niblo's Garden, has leaped lnte tbe affections of th* audience at once. The graceful manor In whieh he peif< rm? h'l fee's ?>?' a gorit lesson to sow* of our poliPe av * *U> a i0f -n '.is { I ! nje, bu' si* very c'umsj ai tL 1 IUHTTBIU fiOEBAL Sew Rrhool-Sercnth Dajr. TBI BLAVBBY DI80VMI0M CONTINtTKIf. There th a larger attendance then usual at the meet r lag ef the Assembly joatesdny, end much Interest w maaUssted in the subject under discussion. Before the i questlsn the constitutional power of the Assembly orer slavery?cam# up, the foHowlng report was made by the commit tee to which the subject had been reCerreli the third Pre-bjtery of New York, by overture. Inquire what order h woald be proper for hem to t>ke with reference to a member who bea been secluded from Christian (fellowship by a mtaisterta' aaaoctadoe, under the pe'ronage of the Ame rtean Board or Commissioners of Foreign Mast-ms, end dis missed from theservtce of thai Board for immorality, and with shorn a regular pr-oess ot discipline by the Pros -ytery Is dfeiiKi, on account ot hln dlitouoe I rem them, and Lena ar y eooleitaitlDSil body ot our 001 nestlon. The Genera. Assembly reply that the ecc.cie?ticel relations ot tht individual In ques tion evtdeoly remain unchanged by the action of psranos not organised under amy dltttneTform of government, and e?pe eiaUy not girded by the prtncip'es of discipline to which he subject; and (be only correct course for the Presbyterr to take, If thay regard htm as a proper subject or dlwlpli->e, Is to pursue prm.se'j the forms or process given In o ir Hook ot Dis

op.tne, however difficult or piotraciei the actual pruoess may Ms The report was adopted. From the mtlesge report, which was next read, it ap pears that the amount psid Into the funds of the Assem bly for the mileage of members was $4 118 93, while the total exieu.-es amounted to $4,683, After the transaction of acme minor business, the ques tion feeding at the adjourn met ou Wednesday was taken up. Or. Parkxb, who had the floor at the time, resumed his remarks 1 shouil uct, said h?, have said anything more upon the subject, were it no' for one consideration ?T ?es afraid that I might not ba, > been understood in e i a- 1 said. I retraced that ire, holding the views we Co up n this subject, are placed in an uopletsant pre dicament with regard to the feeling in the community. Those who think as 1 do are piaeed heie at tbe North in the position of an accused party, and that is one of the reasons why we feel so sensitive upon it, and desire that we should be fully understood. Now, f desire to move, continu-d Ilr P., that all that refers to tbe De troit resoluti ns in the majority report be struck one?all the rest cf the report meets with my cordial approbation. In regard to what Dr. Smith said yesterdsy ah tat the Malakoff and artillery, I thick the illustration was most unhappy. He said that the fir tress had been left with only one gun, but that, sir, is a pop gun. It was a rather unhappy thing, allow me to say, and he will let me a lso remind htm that the M liakoff was taken. Hs was not appointed to manage artillery or o use gone at a'!. Then another brother, speaking of his wile, v.sed such oily and unet oua language, that I felt as if a jug of P'1?m? bad been broke all ever me. llut the quest! n is, ta H VT"*-g that a master should have au thorl'y ever tho -lave? Now, we don't hold that it is right, or tbat It can bs jus'iftyl. under all clroutn sun-cs. How is it, with rega:d to slavery'! The colored poj ula'.ion of ike ?onth are In a degraded po.ltiun, but in their own country have they no: been a thousand years In bondage? If we dud Uena degraded here, bow is it that whera thev have boen longest they are still more degraded? If slavery degrades them, It Jalso edaaates them. Who sent to Liberia the men who are now in ths chairs of chief justices and in other high etations there? Tbe slave mas ters who have educated them at their own homes and sent them to that country. And, ir fact, in spite of ail their bondage, there is a degree of improvement which comes along with their condition as saves, mixed up as they are with Christians, and partaking as they mus: of sc-me of the benefits of civilization. Let me be under stood. If slavery took cultivated men and reduced thea to bondage, degrading them and reducing them to a lower fositiun, I would be against it with all my heart. Now, don't approve cf the sjrtem of slavery, and I wish it waa done away wi'h; net'her do I approve of the Russian government, and I would desire that our lorm of grvera ment was established in Russia inBtead of the despotism whteh now f siiU there. I wast these systems to be ie medled, and they will in (lid's own time. In regard to the question of slavery, if it is looked upon as a sin by this Assembly, I want it to say so. Rev. E. S. Cuter waa here introduced to ths conven tion, and. in accordanoe with a previous arrengemen'. addressee it upon the subject of systematic benevolence as pursued in Engltnd. At the eoneluelon of his re marks, the discussion on tbe subject of slavery was re sumed, and the Assembly was addressed by Dr. Wiener, . who sp< ke to ihe following c'.leot:?He tail it appeared to him that the aim of Dr. Parker was to prove that slaveiy was as much an insti'ution, established by Cod, as tie mairlsge relation, or that of the lather to the child. He took the position, I understood, that me?ory we* en evil, end keels t said that whenever toe blacks of the South ha l acquire' suiflcisnt :u elliganoe they might i evoint ionize What', and may a wife, v hen she is strong er than her husband, pnt him iown ? (Laughter ) You remember, when quoting the Aprstie Pant on 'he subject ot authority, be eotcireoeed with the relations of hns band and wife, remarking that he b'gen with tne ten derest ielation in lite. A friend by my side said, ''Yes, be began with the tendereet and ended with the tough est" (Laughter.) Dr. Wiener here reoommended a eon oil'atory ccur: e as the best that could be pursued to wards the Sou'he in mcmhrrs. 1 art us treat tbem. said he, as hre'.hren; don't speak oi them harshlv, and as i( they were already excommunicated from the church oi God. He concluded by recommending the whole of the majori'y rrport. Rev. Dr. Ross next addressed the Assembly. He began by esylig tbat he was going into the Scripture argument oi tho subject Dr. Bkmax, of Troy, doubted the propriety of entering upon an entire dlrcusslon of the snbjeot of slavery. The question, he said, was in rsgard to the constitutional power of the Assembly over it, and he hoped that all other issues would be ruled out. Judge Jessop understood that the report opened up the whole subject, acd he hoped the largest liberty would be allowed to brother Rosa. Dr. Beman waived his objection. Dr. Ross proceeded to say that-he was not a slavehold er, although on that floor he might advocate the ex rem# view ot the subject. There la nit e man, said he, in thia house, who, In tbe matter of slavery, has undergone a greater saciiflca than I have. I have emancipated my slaves, to the amount of $40 000, and now am not worth a ddler; hot X do not mean to cay tnat in tbat emancipa tion?like the widow mentioned in the Scripture?I gave away all I was worlh ; at ill, In tbe provider ce of God it is all gone. Now, 1 have alsays bern In favor of slavery agitation, atd in respect to the' have always differed from my Southern brethren. I have always been an advo.-ate ot it, as am in favor of agitation upon every subject that'la calculated to bring out the light ano lire ot the Gospel. In conssquenoe of thia agita tt< n, I consider that the Bible is better understood now in tbeSonth than it waa formerly in reference to slavery. Tbie is ore of the results of ths agitation. Dr. Ross here speke of the false impression* which had been creatod in regard to the South by "Undo Tom's Cabin." AU tha enoimlthe, all the isolated cases of crime are there plied up, giving a false view of the condition of thtnga there; end yet, he ocntinued, not one of them is more awful or more hoirlble than the murder of Dr. Perkman, of Bos ton. This agitation, as I have said, makes the Southern men better acooainted with the Bible la refereaoe to slavery. When thev had been told that it waa a sin j>t tr, acd that the Bible said so, they scoffed at those wh> tcld them ro, end were inclined to treat the Bible with disiespeot; but their feellnge towards It changed when they came to knew what It laid upon the subject. Dr. Rosa th?n referred to the Detri.lt resolutions, and said tbat they were a gum-elastic laffair, which can be stretebed or extracted at pleasure. Tcey were evi dently diown up to suit all opinions, and were capable of any Interpretation. Now, when a man charges me wi'h being a sinner, 1 want him to prove it from the Bible. I recognise to i in hut what la stated to be sueh In that book. I want him to prove it out of that book, for 1 know that whenever hov are brought to it there is a constant at tempt to run away from she subject, on tbe ground of the dfffertrce In the translations axe the alleged (suits of the Greek and Hebrew originals. I deny, la regard to this matter <f individual liberty, that there is such a thing, or that It is not effected by the "relations of lifo. Ervry man who ernes into thia world has his rights and liber ties prescribed by tbe condition in which he is born. He is subject to the authority of the father in the family, to i he authority of the laws of the community in Thich he lives, and to the government of his country, be It a re public or a despotism. To show that slavery was sup ported by tbe Bible, he read the 21st ehapter of Kxodas, and preceded to comment upon It at length. Dr. WiasRR?Dees not the Bible sustain polygamy? Dr. Rose?Yes, sir, and I shall explain tnat afterwords. Tbo speaker here read the 26lh chapter of I<evliicus, which he also commented upon. In regard to property in slaves, he said he did not contend that yon own the body and rcul of tbe man, but simply his services. The Bible a# jh the wife Is also sold. But tbat waa not tbe caae among the Jews only, for it Is ths practice, although in a somewhat c liferent sense, in this country, as well as amcrg the Mahometans, for even among ns women are purchased with money, and are not always left to their cwn free choice. Why, e ledy frtetd of mtae, speaking of an elegant young girl, se.td tbat she was married to an old, lepnJslve atd hateful man, but that she would no more allow him to take her br th* hand than she wonJd allow a baboon to touch her, if it were not fir bis mousy?that was hts only recommendation. This, Doctor Bess said, he considered legal prostitution; this Is a connection from which there la no release, for it is n life compact?a compact from which there is no di vorce, except for rne crime. The contequenos of this state of i hio|s, Dr. Adams, ef Boston, say s, may be seen every day. He takes up court records after court re cotds, and rsads off fifty, sixty, and seventy cases of divorce in each; but in South Carolina you seldom hear Of CiTCrCM. In answer to Dr. Wis>nt, m to whether the Bible sup ported pr ljgaroy, Dr. Ross raid that It vu sanctioned by God at one (articular time, but that It wae aftererarda prohibited, and than, and not till than, it became a mime. Judge Jararr deeired to know If the tawa of fhuth Carolina and the state of society eitailng there placed no impediment in the way of Mr. Attken manumitting hia three thonaand alarea. It would be a Chrlatlan duty of hia to manumit tbem. Dr. Rcrh?I will anawer this in this war : it at to settle that question might take a very wide reaeh of thought. It dependa upon what Mr. Aitien would deem the result aa to the g. od or e?U, in that emancipation, to the South, the country, and to this great repubUo* Dr. Ada as expressed the hope that the dieeueeion would terminate here, and that the queetion would he taken on the adoption of the minority report. Aa there we.e, hiwrrer, atrerel raemtci a who desired to express Ikelr y'o?l pon 'he mi* J?ct, t'. was linslly tgrred thet Tie' ' ? >' ?>.? > >? ??sewed ?t "h* test u : t>~ ' ? u T?i? -1 ? 1 >: ri Ml. ;>s"4 4 uf ?'? .? tt > tentleg Old lkliMri?8erentk Dajr, The Assembly was Mlled to order at 0 o'clock yester day morctrg, and after prayer. The Mouuutor observed that ha desired to oorreet aa error which appeared la print, viz.?In the course ot his few remark* of the previous day, when welcoming the de legates from New England, be did not dee ire to be un derstood as sap log that he had newer heard anything said upon the eTi's of slavery to which ha "eon'.d not sab scribe"?such was not the case. In enbwlance what ha observed was, that whan a delegate to the Hew England Conference,Jsetne fifteen years sgo, la beard two addresses tcfwhich ha c'uld not object. A report was received (rem the Committee on BiUa and Overtures, with recomitoadaUons, which were adopted. The first annuo! report sf the Cbursb Extension Com mittee of the General Assembly was then submitted for the eooeidemtion of the Assembly; and the Ker. Dr. M o Dor eld, (rem the committee to report apou the si.ote, introduced s series of resolutions In approval. The following is an abstract of lbs report:? 1 be Ihureb Extension Committee, In presenting their fl'.tt annual report to the General AftenvTv desire to exor?a most besrtielt grail ude lr Him without whose bleadng toe > la bor in vein that bulld'tne house, ?'beared by msnv tokens of God'sapproval-beckoned onward by Hisprovlrtantitl hand, the Ocmmiuee have sought to go forward trlgoroasly. In thcr work ct atdicg toeble obrrcheo to erect their houtei of worship. In carrying on tbe work eLtrustcdio hem by t.i* General Assembly, the church hxtenslou Cnromtl'ee have, as tar as practicable, acted upon be fo lowing prtnetntes v'z:? 1. To make no aprronrlatlon toaDy church under the care of ? ?**??? mamas i flailun ot that Presbytery or Its Church Ix'entlun Cents llree. 2. To be guided in determining the amount to be appropria ted In er ca case by the caretullj ascertained necessities of tliat case and tie state of thetroasury, 3. To diffuse appropriations sa widely and equitably as possi ble over the who ,e country. 4 To require, as the ordinary prsrecuisite of tha nay meat cf every approprlit on trom the genetallucd a ce-tificste from the trustees or (the church aided, that the church lot is fu'ly secured to the Old 6c boo! l'res: yter:an Church, and that the amount granted by the church Kx .ansi n Commit ee will cospiete tneLr h',use of worship and leave the whole proper.y frrefrcm de-t. 5 To withdraw every appropriation tot properly oalled for within two year* of Its date. 6 To recognize the right of donors to designate the recipi ents of their donation. 7 Inasmuch as It Is frequent'y of the highest importance to a churth to know d-linltely the am< uni cf aid upon woich It tuav re v a considerable t'a e before the money can bo dra ?u the Church 8\ tension t;<mmlttoe have ten at .lbcrty to mike, Inantio'paUon of the incoming fundu several appropriation* payable at soon after a fixed time lit the 'uture as the churches aided c< mply with the condlions on which tnu upproprlatioua are trade. 1 he l umber of rew applications for aid In erecting churches, from April 1, 1Mb. to April 1, 1866 (Innludtng thirteen applloa tlorg acted upon by tits lata Church Sitemiov Commit en o! the Board of Missions, previous to the tranof-r of their books, papers and fust's to Ibe uresn t committee ot the General As B-rably,) is one hu dred ard live. The amount of aid a ked for tp tteee one hundred and five applications Is ovsr 9V (Ml Besides these, forty ore old eppllcstlo. a. amauoUug to nearly 97 0(10, remain ou file, a. ailing later Information. In addition to all there, forty-two unpaid appropriations ot the church Extern Ion t'ommfttee ot ths Board or Miss; us. amounting to 95,090, have been assumed by ths UanerV. *s rtmbh's churoh Kire' slon Committee. and mar propwlv bts regarded In the light of applications. The whole number of re quests for ?td during the yejr j'i'.t c'.oeed, that may be mnved tinder the gt-reral head for applications 1*, therefore one hun dred and eighty eight, amounting to over f'-9.00*>. llurtlglbe 'earending Aunt 1,1860 appropriations lave been made to seventy one churches, to tlie amount of 912 786119 Three seventy one oburches are In the bounds of twenty one synods and thirty elx jresbyerlee. Aporoprta tio' s bare been paid during the year to fl.Ty-cne chu cltos, aironnttug to 98 (776 99 Approorlatlois U, twelve churches, amounting to $1 525. hays been withdrawn, as the cordtt'ons on which the npproprUtloo* were made were not complied with In the two years allowed for that purpose. Ohebalatce In the treasury of the Church Fx easl.br Com mlfee of the Foard ot Missions, April 1, 1865, was 94,178 10. Ibe receipts firm April 1,1865, to April 1, 1866 were: from churches, 98.C59 7?; from oher sources, SI 697 59, making In all, 99,7(7 31. T'h's, wl h the bs'ance ou hand Aurll 1,1K55 fives, ior the svslisble resources of the year ending April 1, 856 918 980 41. The receipts of this jesr are 94,610 83 or nrore 'ban eight" five per cent In advance of the receipts of last year, and 91.11983 In advance of the receipts ol the ?sar endlrg Mav 1, 1860?the largest ever reported by the Church hxtenslon Coin mlitee of the Board ot Missions. The number of churches that have contributed this year is nearly two sod a half times as great as the number that con trrbuted last year, aid the amount received from churches la considerably more thaa double the amount received trom churches In sny previous year. The cumber of churchea which this year for the first time have tent In donations is at least one and a half times greater man the who e number of different churches wltlcb have con tributed 'n snv Ir rmev yeir. The eipoiiditiirvs of Up year riming Anill 1,1856, were 911,083 51, Including a temporary 1-ao ot 9700 to tie Jhurcb Hxwn'loD Committee cf the city of Bt touts, out of he oont.-l Uoxsof the fceror d|f terbyteilan Cbutch ct Bt, Louis, made in ecrordeoce with the desire ot ibat church. The balarce od har d in the different treasuries April 1 1856, was 92 846 90 to meet appropriation* made to the amount of 98 576. The liabilities, therefore, of the committee exceeded its teecurcee, April 1,7856, 96,7*8 10. The temporary loan above mentioned, ard the ap iroprla tlocs made in accordance with the seventh prtoctp'e, pre viously stated, reduoe the excess ot immediate liabilities over ? ear.s on hind to lets than 9'TOO?an excels which the expe rience or twelve years, so tar ss II shows anything, shows may, without much hsz-id, he allowed. Frcm a deep conviction that the compact ard Scrlptu*al po'itTof the Fretibvterlan churah ought tocrable her to dts psnse with > a'uilcd cnlltcUrg agents tor her regu ar achejies of tepevolence, snd frcm a belief that the public sentiment of ourrburoh, as irdlcated by the action of her various jodlc* lories, srd otherwise, was In tavor of a talr tila' ot a-semauc bspevolerca onder ecc'eslasilcal supervision, the fhurch ex Fusion Commlfee a' the beginning cl their labors, dete-min ed, on principle, to dhpeose with islartcd collecting agent* until the experiment was fairly Tried. If tho exper merit succeeds, the gain In every w?r will be great; tf iifai e. it will be eseler to resort to the agenc* era tern after a fhlr trial has shown its indispensable neces-ity The committee have not, therefore employed u single salaried coUecU-r. They have thrown the responsibility of raising tho neceeiary tut ds entirely on the m'nisters anil elder* of our churchea. now nobly tiiev have borne the burthen the re eelptacf the year, under all tbe drcumstacces. well show. Vt hat the fu'ure may have In sto e we know not; bat if those who have renumbered this cause the past year will not weary In well doing, snd any considerable portion ol the other office bearers of our '/J-n will gsthertor the Assembly's executive in this department of labor even tv? iltes of benefaction from God's people, we do not fear for the result. Tbe foUowlig named gentlemen were nominated to serve on the commltteelt r tte next year:? MfsMera. *?"'W Etdnf. H A. Fosrdman, D D. D. H. Hlshop. W. 8. Plumer, D. D. A. Gamble. J. T. Cowan. J- A. Mavbln. W W. Fbtlipa. D. D. M Newktrk. And Joeeph Oharlre for three years, James A. 1'atge for two jeers, and Dr. Hetry Barron tor one year. Revs. N. L. Rice, D. I>, T. F. Peek, Albert Williams (California.) and oiher.x supporter the report and reso lutions In effective remark*. The; were adopted without dissent. On motion by Per Dr. Baker, (Texas,) the rate adopt ing tbe report of the Committee on Religion* Kxeroisei wa* rescuded, with a view to the ehortening of the period eat apart of prayer aervice on Friday (this) morning. It was than agreed, thongh not without some expres sion* of distent, that the prayer exercises should only comleue from 9 to 11 o'clock, A. H. Tbe moderator then announced that theie were several "ordere of the day" awaiting aetlon. On motion thej report upon the subject of erecting a fund for the support of disabled ministers was then taken np together with the accompanying resrlutions. The report was tlimi read, and the resolution recom mending the rat sag or the fuud was taken under con sideration. Judge Porter, of Pennsylvania, expressed his hearty approval or making an ample provision for disabled minis ters. He considered that ministers, even when In sound health, were most inadequately paid, their salaries not more than averaging with the wages of day laborers, its wished that the eomml .tee had gone still further. The average amount paid to songregational ministers was only about $tOO a year, end he believed that Presbyterian miristers did not rece.ve much more. Elder Jacob, of Virginia, thought that at this time the Assembly was going in the light direction in respeot to this mattrr, but laymen required In'ormation on this sub ject. Ho bettered that U the ministers would lay this matter before their coup regal l'.ns that thsy would talk upon It at their house-raisings and Icg-roliings, and at the stieet oncers, and the mind of tie community won d torn come to a just conclusion as to the support of dis abled workers in tee church. I.et the Presbyteries bring this subject up for discussion at least one# a year, and let the bynod* remember alto to diroot the attention of the ehurcbes to it, and he was sure that whatwas desirable to be done for the adequate support of the olergy wuuld be sfeedllv accomplished. Judge 11. II. LitAvrrr, of Ohio, considered this a sub ject especially recommenuiDg Itself to the laymen of the church. lie regretted to have to say that he observed in maDy parts of the country a want of liberality on the part of cougTfga'lons in supporting the elergy, U seemed to him that the families of roinliters should be placed in a position of competency when the head of the fami y was removed by aeath. Woen a minister devoted his energies, bis talents axd hi* Hte in ministering tc the spiritual wants of hie fellow men, it was but fair that after a life spent in sneh toll his wife and helpless chil dren should not he left to linger ont their exialcuee in poverty cr perhaps ac'.ual want. In this regard the Methodists were much in advance of Presbj terians, but he trusted that the Presbyterian body would not long remain behind other bodies in amply provi ling for aged and disabled ministers. Judge Fi.st tLought It a disgrace to the Presbyterian Church of tbe I'mted H'ates that it had not made an adequate provision for its disabled minis! era. He cordlallv spproved the resolutions; and If they were not carried out It would lot be the fault of the laymen, but of the ministry, because in very many instance* the trlnUte.-s, from a feeling false of delicacy, were unwilling tn tell their congregations that they exported to be supported. Rev. Mr. Bksruhv related an instance within, Wctitn o( 'an aged Prysbyteriao minister wlj all his property in the Revolutionary causj' his old age been obliged to end his daj house. Elder Jar. O. Pm.lJf, (3u flalo ) fojj ing yet energetic remaiks in suppoj the ceivites ot disabled ministers, resolutions. leave was here given to lntroduoel wa? recivfd from several cilizsn* of mtmbers of the Assembly a? chose to visli Churches" and Greenwood Cemetery. Acoepff The question on the adoption of the resolui takSb, when the Assembly adjourned for the After the recess the Committee on System lenee made a report. Tbe report states that number of return* had been made to Adopted. . Fv.tdiy St nodical rvoords were approved. lev. Mr. Pbepberd. ?.<? egV* tr m the IO-X i?0'f p. "> t?l*i>'t. to k '.Sire Of thl ' : s-1" I l?v u I I* '? r * hi of tie Reformed Protectant Puteh Cbureh, saluted tfcd Assembly. end ?U oordUUy received. In some brief re marks the reverend gentleman stated that his ohnrsk numbered toroeiiab ministers, between thirty end lortf the olrgical students, 8,647 cbureheeand 2B,000 coeuasni* runt:', besides about 26,000 Habbatb schoolpupils. The Woukrator, in a few happy remarks, welcomed the rerereo.'t Celt gale, and alluded to the Identity of (holing and ol re'igloos opinion that subsists between tin two churches, Tbs eons ^deration of the resolution providing foe creating a fu ud tor the support of disabled miniate a end thtir families was thea resumed. Rev. C. C. Riv'iee (ft catena Fa.) spoke forWbly iu alre eacy of the prop osition. 'Ihe revolution ves adopted. Ihe teeoluti' n p 'eviding that ministers pay 86 a year and churches 810, towards 'hisfund, was then taken up, bed an amendment nvmd by Ktry. Mr Baik> (Iowa), te the tffeot that ministers pay only eve per eeart apen their salaries, waa voted don It was then mowed, as .ttr amendment, that the respec tive contribution be for bret tire years; and that thea, if deemed necessary, teat the At seuibly may recusetnand Fa contleuance x>t five ^ aeronaut. Carried. The resolution waa adopted: The next resolutions taken it provided that no minis ter but mose contributing to tte fund shall be end (led to drawtrmu it, and that the widows and ftmilies qf anah mln.sters, If in dostitute eircnmatanees, shall roesiv* support from the fund; also, ire regard to .ihe distribu tion of the interest of this fund?which alone is to bedia Ulbutod. The resolutions were adopted. OwiDg to tome obscurity in the minds of eommie slcne's es to the tffeot ef the amendments made to tha resolutions, A CoMtsiwioMat moved that the revelations ha reeom mitted. together with a resolution oflored by Rev. J. O. turomlngs, which was to the effect that every minister who may be licensed after the expiiation of the five rears, shall hare a right to bis share of tbe fond, if die abed. Several Commissioners would not object, If sank minister wouMpny 826 to the fund, otherwise en injasrtee wcnld be done to thoe? o ntrlbuticg. Tbe rootle a to recommit was agreed in, and the As ftmbly ad j uined. Vibe Ciumpteii IMJUcalt J7, IBM EARL OF C LAKFJsl>ON TO MR. CKAMFTON OH CUHIIINU AND PIERCK'S CABINET. Miu Omen, K?b. 8, 1866. Sir?Mr. Buchanan a>ked me cu the 6th instant whe ther I bad sent any answer through you to Mr. Marty*# despatch of the 28".h of December. I told Mr. Buobsnan that h-r M?j?sty'? government Lad thought it cuo to themselves, as well as to the g" vemmeni of the Cni'ed tf-ates not to take any decis* o on the subject of that despatch, ano consequently not i answer the derpa.cn Itself, until they had received tour observations upon the statements it contained; and it had acc rd'ngly been transmitted to you for tha* p >r uose by tbe last mall. Some time might therefore e ::-e In f..r? au answer was sent, which I hoped woo'd n? * otmaleiial importance; although, I added langhlu< if jou are in a hurry for a diplomatic rapture with u I ? note that Mr. Cranipton wlU in the meanwhile roootve Irs passports. Mr Buchanan, in the s.ume friendly tone, inquired 1' I really thought that the President or Mr. Marsy wished for a luptnre of any kind with England; and I expre sod n y entire conviction that they did not, and that tbey tock preileely the same view as her Mejaety'a govern vwent of the suicidal folly of a war between two coun tries ro deeply interested In cultivating the most friendly relations with tach other; but 1 by no means felt ao euro with respect to all the members ot tha President's Cabi net, (i tliat the United states government would take the pame means as her Msjesty'a government would take to avert an event which boh alike deprecated. My rea son .'or ray lug this was, that the Attorney Central had made use of his official position In order to publish por tions of despatches, which had come to his knowledge an a member of the Cabinet, in his instruction! to tha Unit ed Slates District Attorney at Philadelphia, manlleetlw for no ether object than to lnffame the public mind * gainst England and against the English government, a few days before the tiial of Her'z at Philadelphia took place. Now I did not know what the opinion of the Pro sicent nor of the other members of the Cabinet was upoty this proceeding of the Attorney-General, though wo cad no reason to tbink it had been disapproved?It certain f had not been disavowed; but what I did' know fbr certain was, that if any member of her Majesty's government had leen to unmindful >f his duty towards hit country and hit coileat ues at not only to make a public um of the dttpatches which had come confidentially Into hia hand*, hut to do so for the jrurpott of exciting ill-will en the putt of the peopl'. of England against the gorem mint and people <f the United States, the Cabinet Minis tir to (fftnhng would either have been compelled to re tign hit 'jffice imtanily, or all hit colleagues would ham rtiignid theirs. The country would hsve expected tkl# of them, aud wou'd not have teen satisfied with any other course; but as nothing ef ihe kind had taken plaaa in reprobaU. n ot the Attorney- General's proceeding. ( must be peimitted to think that moie regard was exhi bited here tben in the Cm ed States tor the malntenaaen of peaceful rola'icos between tbe two eouutriee. I an. Ac. CI.ARENDOIC LIST OF OFFICERS TO JOIN BER MAJESTY'S ARMY Oi THE CRIMEA, OR TO PROCURE MEN FOR THE SAME, RECEIVED AT HER MAJESTY'S LE9ATI0N, ? ASK ING TON. 1855. A o. Dale. 1865. Name. Offer. 1 .Jan. 8..C, Dumberg 400 German an! Svtse ?aldiera. 2 11..Julius Kcn'zel.... Volunteer. :t 11..Iew;B Drucker....Several hundred uwe a week. 4 21..Henry Hertz To ralae recruit*. 6 21.. Baron Von Essen. .To serve as officer. o Feb. 2..L. E.Grant Reg't of 436 riflemen, cuieflv British. 7 23..Major Rakow Recruiting officer. 8 Hit. 5..Henry Hertz 4t0 men. 9 7..C'nt GancUronskl.To ralre hat'allen at C' teurs, 1,000 strong, disciplined soldiers <* tour weeks 10 9..C. Reynolds Volunteer, offer to re cruit large numbers o' men In one month. 11 20..J. Dnnlop Artillery rffiser. 12 22..Lt. T. O. Jones.. .Oneor mere companies. 13 April 2..C. Reynolds Request to be sent te Canada. 14 4..C. Relss To serve asoflioer. 16 4..Captain Zscklsh..Do. & to bring recruits. 16 14..? AsehenQeld.... 17 26..K. V. Ntarstone.. .Volunteer. 18 20. .C. Martin 6,000 men, chiefly Br. 19 May 12..Ditto Requesting Infbrmat'a. 20 28..H. Hertz Threatening letter. 21 Jure 11.. Perkins 22 20..H. B. Wood Volunteer. American officer. 23 July 6.. Madalsnsk! Battalion riflemen, 00# strong. 24 Aog. 6.. Mej Gen. Rnthven 0 0r0 Americans tor ?300,000 26 Sept. 29. ,E. Cunningflnm.,.5 000 do. volunteers. Offers from eighteen American surgeons. City Intelligence. Mash Meeting in tub Park?Onb Hundred Gins run Nicaragua.?It will be seen ibat the committee appoint, ed at the last great meeting In National Hall, have called a mass meeting In the Park this evening, at 7 o'cloek, tor the further dlsamslon of the affairs o( Nicaragua, and ta express the approbation of the people of this elty for the course pursued by the administration in reergnincg that government. One hundred guns will be fired in thn Psik at half past six, in honor of the event. There has not been for many years in this city a public meeting for the discuss ion of principles and events of aueh vital Im portance to this country as thore which wtl: then be Drought forward. Governor Price of Nee Jersey, Gov ernor Brown, Hon. George W. Peck, General Oaz*neaw, and Hon. 1'eiay Walker, of Alabama, will arrive at the Astor House at 7 o'clock, and address the mecmog during the evening, lion. HI'am Walbridge and Hon. Alex. C. Mor ton of this city, and other distinguished speakers, have signified their Intention to be present and address the meet lug. Tux Eshvx Struct Prison.?The Oounc'lmea Committee cn Repeirs and Supplies, Mr. Cooper, chairman, met yen ter o'ay, and had under consideration ths different eeti mates received for the mason work and oarpenter work of the new prison to be built in Essex street. For the it aeon work there were nine bids, the lewest $23,991 to, and the highest $37,716. The lowest bid was put la by Mr. M. C. Ban, with Oscar W. Sturtevant as surety. Mr. Start*vmnt, who appeared before the oommlttee, deri-ed bis name to be withdrawn as surety. The next bid ct 426,600, by Mr. Ira Topping, had alooaa surety Mr. Stnr tevsnt's name. Mr. fcturtevant declared his nam# at ischtd to the estimate a forgery. It was decided to throw these bids out, making the present lowest bid $26 300. Tbere were eight btcs lor ear pen er work, toe lowest $6,988 60, the highest $9,448. The oommltt*# toted to report a form of awarding the contracts to the parties potting In the loweet bids, as above, upon the . ustificalion of their respective sureties. Tub Brick Chi rui Dbad Again.?The desoendant* and relatives of those who were burled ia the graveyard of the Brick church have thus far been unekle to identify any of the ekeletona and remains that have been ex humed. The only record that was kept was la p'sseesima of odc sf the members. Mr. Hadley, and that was burned in his store In the great fire of 1836. The only cine to any name ia the Inscriptions which can stilt he decipher ed on some of the vaults. The latest burial was that ?.f a child, which was plaoed In one >f the vaults as late an 1852. Exytnrion or Frankijn S*rnnrr ?The Crmm'ttee on Streets of the I'ouncllmen met yesterday afternoon ia the chamber of the Beard, tod heard arguments of n? number of parties (or and against the extinslen of Frank lin striet, frem Baxter street to Catherine street. Ths ? was a numerous attetdaaoe of property owners aim* I the line cf the proposed ex enslon. it was urged L those dialling the extension of the s reet that it wa? Hneeded, in order te open a oonlianous street from Ihsp iNorihtoihe East river. <)n the past at the < p , i*a \ Hi was claimed 'hat of those most inter*."-< ? . . . # Hthiee i?m< crttsn's str?l it 'he fT'en i-. %'e m $ ? D ee swr the aim a>eg ? r a fie u-a'.'.si.