MORMON EMIGRATION. Our exchange pa-pers furnish a variety of facts in connec-tion with the large emigration of Mormons at the port of New York, since the tide of emigration has been directed by the Mormon authorities towards that port in preference to New Orleans whither it formerly tended. Recently the packet ship S. Cushing brought 570 of these emigrants, and the ship Wil-liam Stetson is on the way with 393 more.
The humbler class of Latter Day Saints, whose poverty prevents their undertaking the journey, are forwarded at the expense of the 'Perpetual Emigration Fund.' Weal-thy men among the sect support this fund by their contributions, and those who are sent out at its expense mortgage a certain portion of the proceeds of their labor after arriving in the happy valley to repay the cost—thus the fund is made perpetual. The season for emigrating is between No-vember and April ; this season, the Liver-pool agency have sent off over 3,600 emi-grants, of whom above 1,100 were sent at the expense of the fund. A large majority of the passengers are of the poorer classes of British peasantry. Ireland contributing but a small proportion, who are sent out to Utah at the expense of the Emigration Fund. Those who came in the S. Cushing were mainly in families, only a few single men and women having been on board. The married people were of all ages, from tender 18 to hale 80, and appeared to enjoy good health and spirits.
The Mormon missionaries at the Sand-wich Islands have recently received from a native chief the free use of a large portion of the Island of Laina, for a term of years, for a gathering place, or for a spot to drive one of the 'Stakes of Zion,' as they term it. This island is but ten miles from the port of Lahina, where whalers touch for supplies. This will afford them a good market for the articles they raise, and an eye to the main chance is something the Saints never ne-glect having. They have made arrange-ments to establish a printing press in San Francisco, from which Elder Pratt will issue the Mormon Herald, in the English, Spanish and Kanaka languages.
The New York Tribune gives the follow-ing account of the Secretary of the party, lately arrived at New York, which shows the wide range embraced by this fanatical sect in its operations :
'In conversation with the Secretary of the expedition, Mr William Wilies, we learned that he was by profession a school-master, and be had been a member of the Church of England. This is his first visit to America—his wife and family are already in Utah, where he will join them. In 1851 he went to India as a Mormon Missionary. From Calcutta he travelled from station to station to the Himalayas, 700 miles of the distance on foot, teaching and preaching the Mormon doctrines to Europeans. Up and down the Ganges he wandered preach-ing with variable success. Next he jour-neyed through Burmah, tarrying at Ragoon about six months, where he made the ac-quaintance of some of the American Mis-sionaries, among them Messrs Kincaid and Vinton. During his Missionary tour he visited Penang and Singapore, and was the pioneer Missionary of his faith on the Isl-and of St. Helena. He said that about 200 Mormons are now waiting for an op-portunity to embark from India for Utah, and the efforts of the Mormon Missionaries are very successful, more especially among the natives, whose language they have learned."
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