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Nf< Bnwii'i Aceonnl of His Arrest?Inter
rcpted Free State Letters?lloeder's posi
tion?Ciwtl War Inevitable.
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.
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.
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.
[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
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
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.
>?w Behaol-Smnlh D*jr.
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
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 Wh.es. 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 th.re 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?bl6obcrche.io^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
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,
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&[email protected]&S&??<s
S?!? ? B 5~T'.,V
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'
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
to leui*.
of t1?uf
OthW l?
to cm
while 1
hi' p?t*
tt' |
U> V f
whtTB, I
?rd turn i
?n> or tn
| 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
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
The reeolotions were adopted.
Owing to tome obscurity in the minds ofeommie
slr-Lev* as to the effect ef the amendments made to the
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
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]',
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.
INGTON. 1855.
A o. Die.
1866. Name. Offer.
1 Jan. 8..C. Romberg 400 German and Setsa
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
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
23 July 6. .Xsdslanski Battalion riflemen, 600
24 Aug. 6.. Mej Gen. Ruthven 6 0n0 Americans tar
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
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
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
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