Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 4, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 4, 1855 Page 2
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ADDITIONAL FROM CALIFORNIA* THE STATE FINANCES. THE MINES AND SPECIE EXPORTS. PA8SEHGEB STATISTICS. BATES OF LABOR. PABTICI/L1R8 OF THE STORM, ?W'.. Ach <kc. The Flnuicu of the State and the Condition of the Mint-*? .Exporta of Specie, 4tc. We take the following extract* from the Governor's That the State ii possessed of mean* amply aufflcimt te cover preeent liabilities and still retain a large aur pins in the treasury to m?et future exigencies, no one caa doubt who ha* examined into her vait resource*; ?ad it U therefore hoped that you will, at once, mtture me plaa for the liquidation of the existing debt of the Slate, and, at an early day, bestow the atteution, *o ?each required, to the consideration of proper measure* ?f retrenchment in the expenditures of the State govern ?Mat Static FUM.mcm, Decmhm 20, 1854. Amount of 3 per cent bonds out standing $3,076 00 fcatereat on same 5,849 75 $3,824 75 ? * of 7 per cent bonds, 1851 294,003 00 " 7 '? " 1852 1,389,500 00 Outstanding Comptroller'* warrant" 323,960 9d State prison bonds 16,000 00 latere* t on State prison oonds 625 00 Interest on School Fund 32,405 44 Dae counties for school purposes ......... . 6,725 94 Doe counties for hospitals 18,179 04 Total 12,089,187 12 DMlnct amount of c**b ia treasury 180,603 70 Vetal amount of civil indebtedness of the State Dee. 20, 1854, exclusive of School Fund, as exhibited by the report of the Comptroller of State 91,908,683 33 Amount of the several sale* of State property mule by the Hoard of Stata Ijind ('ommi-jnonef, as reported ay the Hoard on the 20th of December, 1854:? October 20. 1853 ?141,700 00 December 28, 1853 350,475 00 March 9. 1864 235,300 00 August 17. 1864 75,724 00 Otlober 26, 1864 101,332 60 Total amount o! sales 9906,631 60 rom whish deduct expenses of Board uo to December 1, 1864 60,99147 N?t amount of aales 9 >4^,540 03 Of the net artosnt of the sales made by the OommisBioDers, the sum of four huud.-ed and seventy-one thousand two huolred ?ad nine dollars and alxty-tbr?? cod's, (9471,209 63,) has been paid into the State Treasury, and i* included in the above ex hibit of '-State Finances," leaving atill due the State, and to be hereafter applied in the redemption of herieven per cent bonds, the buh of 9373,330 40 Balance of the 26 per cent due to the State from the city of Han Francisco, on the sale ef property m.do De-ember 26, 1853, under the Water l.ot act of Marc-i 24, 1851 9l6.>,000 00 Amount due from wharves in the city of San Francisco, . as reported by the Attorney - Geaeral 20,110 70 p $559,411 10 Kucapuulatini. Amount of State indebtedness on tbe iiOth of Dec., 1861, exciusivo of School * und, ae exhibited by the repo-tof -tbe Comptroller or State ?I q0o w >rom which deduct balance of proceed* o( ' eaJea heretofore made, ami which, by law, mre set apart for the redemption of out standing seven per tent bond* fi/,3 4.1 ,,1 Leaving, as the toUl amount or civil in ' eebtednesii unprovided for at thin d-te, ?be sum of. ' j 3|0 1J2 From this deduct the estimated amount o? ' a sale of State property, to take place 00 the lath jf the present inoab C!?,000 00 Tbtal inioont of State iadebtedDen? utT provided for ?? 004 .-0 no U may, therefore, safely be assume I that on tbe 18th of the protect mouth, the eu tire indebtedness of the State, unp-oviJed lot, exclusive of the School Fund (464 000) will not exceed the above stated bai anc, being tbe sum o* 284 142 2.1 ?a the 20th of December, 18f>3, the amo int ' ' # i'nf tedebt, civil and war, exclusive 01 the School Funi, wa.J 3 001 41'i in Total amount of State debt unprov.di d for ' ' as above stated ' j 2gj u.) Total amount of re J ujtioa of State in-Iebt- ' ' eoness riooe Dee. 20, 1S53.. 1 717 303 47 "-6eing !?nr huudrcdan 1 thirty. thren'tbouHe&J one hun ?Ii one dollars and -wenty four conti ($43-i - 161 24 )iiri? dsn the present unproviletl f*r civil in debtedness f :te State. Minim. k??1 to inform you that tho vfeaUl1 ?' theStete, during the year just elosed, has been vastly augmented. Mining, arrisalture *?* wmm?rc?? th? ^eat io'cr0its of C*lTfornia? have all heen greatly extended in the.r operations, dovelopin ? More ful'y than m any previous year, the varieJ and im ?aeniie advantages and resources of the State. Throughout the mining region, extending about six hundred milet in length? from the Four Creeks V> tb? Oregon hne-Rna averaging not less than forty live miks in width, many highly important tud useful im provement* have beeo mvle, especially in the excavation and construction of cnntle and ditchen of great len/tb designed to supply witli water, at all seasons of the year locations known as >'Jry diggings." By means of the e csnali and ditches, watsr in convey ed from the principal rivers an 1 distributed over vast ?etricts of mining country, enabling thou lands of enter prising and industrious mon diligently, and at all seasons ?t the jear, to prosecute their labor.*, an l to incrsaie iwaense'y the amount of gold annually obtaine I. 'These improvements, now so Indispeosable to the rapid ajnd cemplete development of our vast mineral resources, *1 is believed, can, and, it is hoped will be so m mazed fa accordance with tbe local mining laws bv those havimr eontrol, as to render them alike effi-ient n a lvanclni the fcterests of Ixhor an 1 yielding just returns to -.apiUl in y*?ted. r IleretoCore, during the lurara r tmnthi, m n?rs liave been compelled to abandon valuable cla m*- in fact, whole districts of country? for the reasou thw', sufficient water could not be obtained for mining purposes. But oiiring thfi pant ytar mucli Lis been done to ov^fcotns this great obstacle, an 1 now, by means of camN anl ?itches, water? the necessa-r, in fact in lispjnsabie ele ment in successful mining? Is conveyed in abuniau je to Jhedoor of the miner, and It is conOlently believed that in rut urea large portion of our mining population will he enabled to pursue their labors profitably to themielvee, to the increased prosperity of the state, throjglioui all ? easons of the year. This Is a drsidera'um properly ?Vpreeiatod by those of our citizens who have been com pelled in termer vears for want of water to f ,r-:.ike tho n:D??t sections of the country. From tht increased facilities aiTorded to improvement* m machintry, m jch a<lvan-emeot has a)?o b?en mvle in obtaining gold embeddel in rjuartx rock, i-ar/e and w ?!! eonstructed mil!* have been erected in varioss mrts of Me Htato, end imnen.e quantities of tho precious metal extracted from the numerous vsina of auriferous auar'x which penetrate the bills of California Improvements suggested by past experience in the im piemen ts u?ei by the river, p!a;er ami gulch miner have fieatJy diminished the labor heretofore ren lered neces ?*ry in separating the gold from sand and ro '.k. fndne<l, we have everv rrjxom to congratulate ourselves on tbe ??ny anl varied imnrovem-ute in all department* of ?ioing operation^ fa.-ilitat.ng as they do the extractioo ? ? th* lnexh,a itihle mineral reioarces ?r the State, and opening an enlarged Held to the indue ?ry and enterprise of onrcituenv as well as adding vast er to the already unparallel- 1 wealth of CUlfornU. ? fr?*". ' P?,rtfon, 1' th* countice I have been ?Moled to obtsin inrormation in relation to inreitmsot* in canals, ditabts an l quartz m\chiQ?*ry, a n f?* ^ ('Pkratio.vh is Quartz. 'Vo Companit*. Capital. Ei-pennet Ilfctlutji. 6 #700, 00n $299,870 $719,uOO 1 27,000 10 200 ft l OCX) 6 140,000 119,892 490.000 A**dor 0 140,000 213, 164 412,000 TbU1-..^. .W $1,007,000 $052,128 $1,071,000 W*. -Jght-?n companies iiave been In suci^eesfui opn ion dui.ng the past year, and the above (lgures, ob led^npon cate'ul inquiry, may be regard*! as nearly It is proper here alio to state that fourteen o.her com p? lee feur in Sukiyou anl Klamath, two in Nevada me in Sierra, two in Placer, one in Tuolumne and four to Mariposa? hate also b?en n successful operation an 1 doing quite as well during the pa?t year as the elgtiUei ?hove referred to, bat a* no returns have beeu re-c'vi l from them they are not Includod in the sbove. It la also known that during the latter pari of ihs yea ? ?txteen other companies commenoed operations in th ? following named counties, and with cap tal stock at bi lew staUtl. A '0. qf Cmnpanut. I'ipi'ul Slock. 1 $22,000 00 Nevada,. 0 101,000 00 B Dorado 4 44,000 00 AWkdor, 1, 099 00 Tuolumne M.OJO 00 18 $210^000 O0 These new compenies, It it understod, all comneoco ?peration ? with very Bettering prospects of suocesi. C'anuie and OiUKa. Xit'i Value. IB Mrado 173 $3-10,003 t^lavera. m 3#3 0;)0 Tooluiiine Ida 400.000 129 298,000 1?0 339,000 INvada 208 40 10J9 1? 117,000 ToUl.. 1,104 $2 294 0>0 la addition to t&e above, in tho stme conntiee an l in 1, there le quite a number of finals ?nd Jit'h?s h wiUun a tew m ii.tl.- w.ll be ,n ar-tusl II4 Uag greatly to the grner*] proep,r.ty of thi \9g"T?fmn. foltowiog lathe amount of gold bullion eiportej rope mU U>e Allelic ytetes, u uhibiied by m ?i? ?it at tbe Custom Uouas. 8m Francis*. during years Wud 1864:? 1868. 1884 lit quarter 815,157,918 58 8 9, 784, 702 M 'id do 14,095,035 18 13.788.458 01 8d do 18,241,470 90 13, 794,780 47 4th do 15,338,0X8 18 13,088,752 00 TWal 858,830,448 93 $50,434,873 44 AMUit ud Tilue of quUkailver, the proiuct of the State of Oalltordia, shipped from San Francisco during the year 1854 : ? 90.000 Baaka, weighing 75 lbs. each, making 1,600, 000 lbs., at fitty cent* por lb 8780,000 Gold, aa before atatod, li to be found in more ?: lea* abundant throughout a diatriet of country six hundred miles in length by forty-fire in width. It ia found in varied quantities, from the surface to th* bed-rock, which ia sometimes enly reached at a depth of two hun dred feet. By means of these extensive and valuaUe improve ment*, water sufficient for mining purposes will be gradually dUtributed over the entire mining region, and millions of acres not now known certainly to poises* gold, will be found to abound with the glittering ore. Actual observation, and the experience of the past, have satUfied me that fifty years hence, when most of those now prominent on tbe stage of action, shall havo paused away, it will be said that mining operation! in California bare but fairly commenced. Arrivals and Departure* of PsNengeii by Sea during MM. [From tbe San Francisco Prices Current, Dec 30.] I>uriog tbe year now closed, 41.199 males arrived, anl 21,989 left? leaving a balance in our favor of 19,210 males. At the samo time, while 7,112 females arrived, only 1,033 left? leaving a balance in our favor of (1,079. Tbe statistics of children show total arrivals during the near of 1,826, ami departures of 480 ? leaving a balance in our favor of 1,340. A gratifying featurt in these ri salts is that while the departure of males is 60 per cent of tbe arrivals, that of females h only about 14 per cent, and that of children only about 2*5 per cent? the general conclusion to be deduced from which is the de sirable fact of a gradual tandeocy towards an equaliza tion of males ami females in our comaunity. It may be remarked, al&o. lb at by tar the greater part of the gain of our female population, and tne entire gain of our population in children, is from tbe Atlantic Stated and Europe ? which cansot be said of tbe gain in o ir male population, for two thirds of which we are indebt ed to China. Summing up the above figure t wt> find a total arrival during 1854 of 50,137 souls, and a total departure of 23,608? leaving a balance in our favor of 26,820 sculs. For abeut two-thirds of this gain wn are indebted to the fir* t half of the year, and lor the remaining th rd o the last six months, an will appear from tho following table : ? FIRST SIX MONTHH. Arrived? Malee 23,771 Lelt? Males 10,980 Gain of males 12,791 Arrived ? Females 4,602 Left ? Female* 587 Gain of females ? 3,036 Arrived ? Children 928 Left ? Children 240 Gain of children ? 688 To'al gain from January to June 17,414 I.A.ST SIX MONTUd. Arrived? Males 17,128 I.eft? Males 11,009 Gain of males 8,419 Arrived? Females 2,610 Left? Females 460 Gain of females 2,144 Arrived? Children 89S Left? Chlldien 246 Gain of children 852 Total gain from Jul? to December 9,216 Making a total gain during 1854 of 20,529 But while vre have cause for rejoicing in the mtny lavoiable conclusion*; to be deduced from the above given figures, it would be useless to ignore one fact w.th r-gard to the gain of our male population, which is not qmte co desirable as we could w.sh. We find that the numbsr of Chinamen arrived during the year was 15,178, and of Chinawomen 906, while 2,313 Chinamen and 17 Chintwom-'n ouly depirte 1, leaving an increase in California o' 12,805 Chin tmen and 889 Chinawomen ? hi all. 13,754 Ch ne-e. The total excels of males left in California by the year 1851 nas, as we have sai l above, 19,210, o! which, there fore, 6 345 only came from the Atlantic States anl Europe Rates of I<alior In San Fmneltco, Jan. 1, 1555. Blacksmiths, pr day. tt> a <5 Harness auker*. ... ., >5 Do. helpers., 83 50 a 4 Mil'ers (tiro grades). 0 a 10 Ship'mitbs 5 a 9 Engineers (stationary Do. Ublpers. . .3 60 a 4 engine") 3 W i 1 Locksmiths i> Book binders ... 6 Coppersmiths 6a A Book folders .. ... 3 (ioD'-miths !i Cartuieu 3 50 a ? Metal turners iiad Pay Uborars 3 Fire proof shutter and Watchmakers 8 raii'Dg makers . 5 Jewellers 8 Brass lo.im.frs 4a5 Chaser) 10 Gas fitters 5a 7 Lapi'arios 9 Boiler makers anl riv- Brickim'ters, per inith elers 6 r,0 a 6 andfounl 50 a 9) Pattern makers und Br'uAimuiders . , , . 76 a 100 moulders 5 50 a 6 Brick burners 50 a iiO Finishers 5 50 a ti Liuie burners Ola 00 Mumbers 6 00 a 8 Us tires sunken . . . 80 a 49 House carpenters and Hostlers 40 a 50 joiners 0 Waiters (in hotels). 4') a 60 Ship carpenters 7 a 8 Cooks 75 a 150 Boat builders 7a 8 Dack hands (river ntv). 00 Caulkers 8 F.oglneer* "01 Tin workers 5 Engineer*' assistants. . . 160 Tin roofers 6 Firemen 7-i Carriagenr.nksrs 0 Waiters 40 Wheelwrights 8 Matoi 160 I'ile drivers I> Pilots 100 Coopers 5 Tailors 75 a 100 House and sfcti painters 0 Seamen*' wa{e? 25 Sailmakets . .... t> Mates ...,.60a00 Riggers 8 Servant girli 30 a 60 Stevedores M Mill sawyors. . . 100 Grauite dressers.. ...5 a 7 Mill planum 100 Mirble cutter) ...,6a8 Liimberm:n (In yard*) . 100 Marbls polishers 4 Bakers 76 a 100 Freestone cutters 7 Barbers ...90 a 125 Stone reasons 7 Butchers and sUu<h Ballant cutters 1 a 3 t?rers 7 > a 100 Bricklayers 8 Upholsterer j, piper Hodmen 4 hanger <, kn 75 a 109 Plasterers fi Porters in stores .. .75 a 10* Shoemakers..; 2a5 Draymen, per week.... 25 Hatters 10 Pr ntors, 81 26 per 1,000 Pump and block makers 6 ems, or 850 per week. Particulars of the Storm In Han FYanclflco. [From the Alta California, Jan. 3.] Tbo storm of Bunday night wns unusually severe, r? sem'ding Id its intensity mime of tb? oil fashion"'! northern which the early residents so graphically da scribe. The gale arose shortly after Butl|bt, IM b# twe?n that tunc and four o'clock it produced more de struction than any of the previous others which have Til ted thin "oaat. The abrogate of damage la very material, although individual losses ai'e not larg?. Oa Monday morning the evidence* of the otorm wer- scat tered all about town, in the thapeof h gns and awnings, and not unfrcijueotly the entire rooting of "otoe dwe.linj houio or store The roof of the < O'd* Kentucky nouse,'- a public house foot of Washington street, was swept rot'rely olT and landed in the mlMle of tho atrojt, wHero it re mained all day, as complete a barricade an could h ive been made. Conriderable damage wa'i dous to the roof of tl?e steam saw mill opposite the "House," and also to the rooting of several bulldloga foot of Jackson street. A portion of the roof of St. Mary's cathedral was blown away, and parties Interested ei'iTiate the darai^o to the building at $1,000. On California street, ne.tr Powell, tlie house of Mr. Parker (Vicolls, Parker k Co. ), was much Injured. The roof wan taken oT. the cliim neys blown down, and but one room In tne house re mained in a condition to alTord the family shelter from the storm Mr. Goddard's large frarrehutUinjonClay street, n^ar Taylor, was unroofed, and otherwiai injured from the severe racking It received. The Inhabitants of three small cortages adjoining, fearing Mr. Goulard's house would fall and cruali them, took to the streets, aad there remained nntil the storm aba'ed. Among other buildings more or lens lamaged wc notice a new house corner of Jones and Washington streets, which has lost its roof , the houfe of Capt Hiynei, cor ner of bertm^nt) aad Taylor streets, ch'inn-*y blown over; and the house of Mrs. Cohen, in the same vicinity. A Urge house at the corner of Tyler and Jackson streets, is also considerably damaged. We noticed two bmldiugs which had been remove 1 from their foundations ? one was a large builJing near the toll bouse, and was occupied as a grocery store the other was near Kuion Point. A hou >c ?n Riley street, near Jones, was completely d:molishel Fortunately, the occupants were warned, and escaped wl'hout injury. At the Missl m, many of the oaks were uprooted, and we learn that one dwelling house was raisd to the ground. The Empire Warehouse lost a portion of the roof, hut was repaired In season to prevent any damage to the merchandise. A brick building at North Beach tumVet dowu during the gale, an well as a wooden cottage on Vakiejo street, corner of Masou. In hundreOs of instances, window* and dooTi were blown in, and houses Ho nied with the rain, bit in ao instance have we beard of any injury to limb. The damage te the shipping was not very great, o vlng to the fact that from tb* direction of the win I tne har bor and piers were sheltered from Its full force, b it ?tl sea captains, men of export nee on t hit eoa.it dcclaro that had as strong a gale blot* a from the north, or eveu 1 from the no.theast, no wharf in the city could have withstood It The bark Ala, at California street wharf, got adrift 1 shirt It after the commencement of the gale and cam) { in collision with the ship Herald, carrying away foretop n.aat and bowspri , aad receiving some other Jam ige abvit the bows. At Folsnm street wharf, the storeships and ether ves sels were muih chafed, anl the brigs Wol jot an I Jau j were eon> tdembly <!amaged. The brig Dover broke fr iuj her moorings, and drifted up the bay until she brought up against the Russian ship Katns'.ha'.ka. The ship Hoperior ?! ragged her an-hors and went up the bay upsiar-ts of two tnlles. The ship M*v Flower ao 1 stores .up Gold Hunter dragged from the flats aiit brought op in the channel, without receiving any ?u ter'sl dsmage. The storeshlp Hariland also got adrift, and was brought to otTRmcon Point. The streets have been sowwbst dtmared, particular ly thoae roc*ntly (tiled In. The Street Commissioner es timates the damage to streets and cisterns at 110, (XiO, and that It will require that sim to pU-e the stree'.s m the same condition as the/ wire before the storm Bratitl Treatment eft Child. [From th? Han Francisco Time I, Jan 9.1 We briefly mentioned yesterday the arrest of a mm named rhllfips and his wife for brutal treatment towards the daughter of tho woman. The detail* of the ease a* given before the Recorder are aim*' enough to dlsgnst a decent psrson with their species It appears that the woman's o?m? was formerly R ley, and ?pon her appli M Mob to ?m of our accomsaodstlng OourU (bo aeeooodod in getting a divorce from her husband, &od ?u loft with the children, whom she hoi since supported. 8ho mar ried a fallow im?l Phillip*. Tho two, who koop a bar room and boarding bouse, oa Vallojo *treet, near Dapont, appear to have boon n the habit of abusing the children, and particularly Julia Riley, a very interesting, hand *ome and lady like young girl about 14 yeari of age- On Saturday night the ruffian Phillip* undertook to compel bor to auoelate with a drunken man and woman who were at the houw. She very properly It hood. Phil hp* getting enraged, *oi*ed her, and after brutally striking ana aoualng her, carried her into the barroom where there were nine four or Ihre men, and .throwing up ber clothing, ? truck a number of blow* upon h?r ex posed portion. In the meantime the woman who call* herself th > mother of the girl, wa* hunting for a oowhlde to assiit In the outrage. Mortified, ashamed and wretched, the poor girl called for help, and a young man preaent start ed for an officer. Mr. Lane was promptly on th? apot. fad, on investigating the matter, he attempted to arrest hiUipa. The woman closed the door and tnrea'ened to shoot the officer, and Phillip* drew hi* pistol, when the lond whistle of Mr. Lane brought other* to hi* aid. They burst open the door and secured the offender*. It was also proved that 1'hilUp* tiok the girl to her ctiam ler. threatened to strip her and laah her to the b*i ? and donbtles* would have lashed ber down If help had not arrived. Julia was badly cut on the arms an 1 shoulder* by a cowhide. It appeared also that the young eirl had been frequently knocked down, beaten in the face, dragged about by the hair, both by Phlliiptand the unman. Phillip* wa> alio in the habit of using the most shameful and opprobrious epithot* toward the girl, ind often compelled her mother to whip her Both Plill l'P? and hi* well matched partner were put under bond* cf $.'.,010 each for their further appearanoo. The French Mm-of-War at 8an Franclaco. Ibe French corvette La Moselle, and British frigate I'ique, had arrived at San Francisco. The La Moselle carries twenty guns and one hundred and ninety-four men. The following is a list of her officers: ? Commandant, Lieut. Bellard; Passed Midshipmen, Messrs. De Moreh de la Marck, Guerin Drivevrer, l)e Ber th ron, and Savy; Purser, Mr. OrilTon du Bellay ; Surgeon, (first class, ) Mr. LeClerc; Burgeon, (third class,) Ur. Ducret; Midshipmen, Messrs. De Launay, Bertrand, Gau tier, Henrlais, Fourrieur, and Acting Midshipman Dre hreull; Commodore's !-taff, Commodore Page, (Chief of Division, ) late Imperial Commisaioner r.t too Society Islands; Flag Lieutenant, Lieut. Desaur; Aid de-Camp, Passed Midthipm&n Brioh The following are the officers of the Pique: ? Sir Frederick W. E. Nicolson, Bart., Captain; AUeyne Wand, Senior Lieutenant; Edmund 3. Grove, Lieutenant; George Robinson, Lieutenant; George L. Carr, Muster; Rev. Thomas Bavin, Chaplain; Thoma< Nelson, M. D., Surgeon; James B. Hay, Paymaster; E. G. McCollnm. First Lieutenant, R. M ; William H. Clement'), first Lieutenant. R M. , Vm. H. Crinell, Asst. Surgeon. G. R. Fitzgerald, Mate; James B. McAvoy, Clerk, (umsel) ; Charles Hons Forrest, Midshipman: <}. Y. R Ratlirap, Midshipman; J. G. J. Hammer, Midshipman; E. II. Stan Un, Acting Clerk; John B. Warren, Marter'* Assistant. Mlacellaneona. INQUESTS IN SAN PltANCI*CO. The coroner of San Francisco reports tiat during the year 1864 he held inquests on the following cas;a; ? ilanzing. 1 Browning. 44 Internal Injuries il'J Knife wound* '11 Pistol shot wounds 21 Puiiide 20 Scalding 11 Exposure 7 fetal 166 Bvi lFiohts in San Dliroo ? From the following notice, which we find in ^an Diego Herald of the 30th Dec., we should judge that the ridiculous custom of bull fightitg was being cro vdnd out by mora intellectual amusement*: an I wh?n that t?wn becomes thoroughly Americanized, such brutal exhibition1) will no doubt te forgotten: ? The pant three veeks have been devoted, al invst exclusively, by the citizens of dan Diego, to amuse ments. Bull figUtieg was the first on the carpet. For a whole week, the approaches to the public plaza were f*nceu up, and a dozen tamo bull", with their horns sawtd oil, were chased round th* enclosure by white and black htmbrts on horseback, and oocas onally a druu :en soldier or "greasar" on foov The only dainige don i to "man or beast" wn i one drunken fellow getting kicked over in endeav. riug to hold a bull by the tail. Tiie Coco s Islsno I kkasi'ek Ho.vt. ? Weieara tha*. very i ncoursgmg accounts liave be- n resolve 1 lion the olU cers of tiio vessel and otuers s?nt out to aearch for the treasuie supposed to have been buriel by the piratical crew on '~7>co* Island, " a long time ago." It Is sttted that ti ers is every reason to belisve tbat the hidden money will b>j fo and. It is, we believe, an historical lact tun t pirates did seize a large amount of treasure In the vicinity o' the islind; and it i* a supposed fact that they buried it somewhere c.h,se to where they took It, Supposing both tacts to b* facts, we have no doubt thai tLe morey may bo had by jigging for it; but it may be a question whltlier or not the parties concerntd might get mvrt money by le?-> digging in any of tbe bill* of Cali forbia. ? AUa California, Jan. 8. fc'OMETHlxo CtjRluDB.? We fVail the following advertise ment in '.lie i-au Francisco pajwrs. There in a mystery alout it deeper than the secrets of Know Nothing ism: M. K. 0 301 B 0. In consequence of tlie death of Kamebamehn No. 3, meiubcr Irotn th- Sandwich Islands, a meeting of the Club will be fcel I this evening, at 8 o cloca, at tie Cnam beri of the "Annual Orator." An autoiiogj tp ly of tne "Old Kanaka." written by himself, containing his oip.s r 'me up to about four minutes prev- uis to h s dea'h, will be read by "one of the Mis*ionari>'?" engaged by th? Club for thl* occasion only, at an immen-e expense. About a pound and a half of feathers belonging to the celebrated " Robe of Ctate," will bo distributed I during the evening, in accor lauco with the | last w.the* of the King, who eloquently re marked, as hi* spirit was about to wisg its way to "part* uuKnowi)," "Around them scatter plenty of leathers." Alexander l.iholio's proposal for memuer hlp, en lorred by the delegate iron tho Fejess, together with r*o'>mm< ndalioos from the foreign ami domestic Con suls. and several ot' er distiogui?^e<l cit<z?n?,wiU be sub mitted. Also, a paner containing his real seati seat* In relition to annexation, which has been kindly placed at the disposal of tho Club by Phlneas T. Barnum, Esq., will be read, and may possibly be pn Mished in an extra on Sunday mornicg. The delegation of Rochester Knocktr* will be on hand, and a rare communion of s pir ts may be anticipated. By order of tbe Committee on the death of FOREIGN RKLATIOF3. (Election of a Preacher In the MutuchaMtu Lcglllstore. 'lit election of a cler<y rain to preach the frmon before the Legislature of 185H, onyn the Boston Courier of the 'id instant, was attended by a good deal or excitement nod patriotic devotion to men in the Iiouie of Repre sentatives y ester lay. Mr ? tattering ha) votes from nil ei'lco of th? chamber, and it will be se?n that lite Holiness Plus IX. an agjn: in the House, who had the audacity to cast an open ballot Tor the Rt. Rev. John H !? itzpatrick, "Romsn Catholic Bishop of Bo-i to?." I *t tlere he a committee of inquiry to ferret oat thlidirgulsed emissary of the l'ope. The tickets circu lated were, in many instances, qui e unique. Her* is a specimen ? OOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOSOOOOO a o e o o * a O "OOP SAVE THR oomhomweaitii " o o [American llag.] o O PREACHER OF RI.KTIOX XKHMON, 0 o REV. OTIS A. SKINNER, o O OP BOSTON. O 0 O oooooeoooosooeooooooceeoooo The American flag did not save Mr. Skiaier, as the Rev. Mr. Seeley, of Springfield, a Congregatliaahst, was elected on the second ballot. Messrs. I)?nham of New Bedford, Brown of Tollaad, Slack ot Boston, Jones of Salem, and Brown of Klt:h burg, were appointed a committee to receive, lort and count the votes They reported Whole number of votes 344 Necessary for a choice 173 R. H. fe ley of Kpringfleld 89 Otis A. Skinner of Boston 80 A/arsli Eldridge of New Be<lford 59 Theodore Parker of Boston 32 John 1'ike rf Rowley 32 Rev I'r. Hopkius of Wllliamstuwn tt Ellas Nat an 6 Charles A. I'erry 6 Rnfus 3. I'ope 4 William A. Whitcomb 2 N. M. Gsylord 2 Joseph A*)bo'.t 2 John To>!d.. 2 J. D BriJge 2 Dtniel Steele 2 Samuel Harris 2 Minor Ray mood 1 Horace James 1 l.uther I.. Tarbell 1 John Pri ice 1 A. C. L. Arnold 1 Lyman Whiting 1 N. 0. Nasb 1 UarkHoiikins 1 John B. iiti patrkk, (Roman Catho'io BUhop) 1 I'sniel C. Eddy 1 1 'erastue Clapp, the rogue catcher) . l

William R. Alger 1 No one having the requisite number, the House again proceeded to halht, with the following result ? R. H. Seeley, of SpTtagdeld 174 Oils A. Skinner, or Boston Iko Atariah Eldridge 10 Theodora Parker 0 I.ycnan Whltieg 2 William J. ijkines 1 John like * .... 1 Daniel C. Eddy 1 S. S. rf v?et?T 1 W. M. Fernald 1 James W. Ptowe 1 Emory I'orter 1 W. 8. Stnrfley 1 Hiram C. Drown. cf Tolland 1 The Rev Mr. Seeley was declare I to be sleeted, and the Speaker having been requested to notify him of the fact, the House adjourned. ENroKCiHKXT or thi New Liquor Law in Cm CW5ATI. ? The first case in the connty of the enforce m<nt of the new liquor law was the arraignment of Her man Snyder and Henry Fun*. on Tuesday morping, be fore Magistrate Davis, of Colrain township, for sel'ing liquor. The defendants plead guiltv, and ware esc a Sued WO and costs, and seat to the dungsoa of the ronnty Jail for twenty days, to be fed on bread and water. In tn? afternoon an unsuccessful effort was made to release them on a writ of hsbeaa corpus before on* of the Common Pleaa court*.? C?n. 0+i*UuIU. 1. Marine Affair*. Comwi*? or Bowro*.? The total number of arrival* at Boston for the month of January l*st waa 37 i? 87 foreign ?ad 2M coastwise ? against t>30 for the same period in ItM. The decrease is principally la coa*t rl*e vessels. The total number *f clearances was 3S >, 272 foreign aid IAS eoastwlse ? against 182 foreign and 303 coaslwn* in 18M. AFFAIRS IN EUROPE. Our Puis Cwrrespoa dene*. Paws, Jan. 18, 1865. Pit r rot and Columbine? TTu Grippe? The Parlor* of Paru?M. Thiers ' Partita? TU Grumbler* tn Prmeh Society? Dr. Vtren and the Count le Mornff, M. Dtlangle and M. Hebert ? Wax Figure* at the Tuilerie* ? The Academy? M. Ouizot, M. Berry er, Due dt Brogtie, M. de Fallout, and Naptlton III.? Soeiett de* Lettrt* ? Emigration, tfc. Pierrot and Columbine were, of coarse, at the masked ball at tbe Italian Opera last night. The ball wm even more brilliant than it wae lot week. But they admired it less, and did not enjoy it at ail. They danced but ooee. After listening silently to a few of the old quadrilles of Musnrd, foraver famous in the annate of chore graphy, and tj his new quad rilles suggested by pieces now in vague, inch as " l'Etoil du Nord " and " 11 Trovatore," our couple prowled dolefully about a while, arm in arm, and ihen, hastening to tbe vestry, wrapped themselves up warmly, and went amy. When 7 Not to drink champagne at the llaiion d'Or, the House oi Gold? but to drink ptiian at bom?. Did you notice how Columbine coughed, and that Pieriet blew his nose so often and so hard as to blow eff *11 the pearl poirder that had whitened it 7 Flaring asgrily out of his demure face, it looked like a red flaunel shirt sticklig out of the snow. Pierrot and Columbine, alas ! have bath got tbe gripp?. Bo has almost everybody else in Paris. Bince the mercury baa fallen all sorts of degrees below zero, scarcely a bedside table in town has lacked, either at Bight or at m >rning, its pitcher of hot pt!san. Ptif an, reader, is the English name, whioh (like me, perhaps, j ou had forgotten,) belongs to a dec>ction of barley, licori ?, dog tooth, (sometimes,) and other ingredients, supposed by us to be an exclusive ly French panacea, under the name of thane, tor "ibe ills that flesh is heir to," in general, and the grippe in particular. For years past the Parisians have been as accus tomed to tbe visits of Madame La Grippe as they used to be to the visits of Lord Brougham. Inleed, if 'sunny France," to justify it* tralltional title, did not boa?t of a few weeks of flue weather every year, they might have become is accustomed to her as to any other perm man t rea d in t here? to the Princess De Lieven, (before the war with Russia broke out,) ti tbe Duke of Brunswick, to the Per ?fan Batrap, with his omnipresent head dress; tj the American who need to dine dally at tbe Richer de lancal, acd now lifts his hat reverentially when ever he panes in the rno Miniorgueil tbe aide of that renowned old restaurant? to tha worn in with a C U e and two wooden legs on the Boulevard des Italiens- to the cholera, or, in flue, a>y other fix tuie of this great oapital. As it is, Madane La Giippe contents herself with passing the winter in Paris; and if you pus it hsre alsj, you can scarcely miss forming her acquaintance. Hap] ily, you may form more agreeable acquaint ances, if tne jealous old hag d ca no: confine you to jour btdioom and her ptisan; fir in winter tie p tr ior doors of Patis ara lhr.wa opsn, inviting th >n to enter who wiai to, ti perpetuate, or only t) study, Ue traditions of Fr.*nc i society ? that string e, bill liar, t proOnctof civilization. Tbe spirndid biiln a. the TuUeriei, at th} Hotel de Yule, at toe Pala's R iyal,at Prin :ess tfitlilds'a, and at the cifleret'. miniotdrs', have tended to revive the pa??iun for gorgeous display whim dmtia guisbtd (be Pin- Empire, alth mgti a mo.-e xevere taste obviously reigns und r ths aaund. Bat t ie mrs'. rbjvily furniahtd parlors of ths n;w rlgimt, witb incredibly < ostly totlsttes, and dasz(i-g itupe rial cottumca to boo;, havd not always supplied '.bit invifibe c'r.a m which used to make so many far.ors of tbe iUstoratiou, of tae reign of Lints bUlupe, and, in s.ite of icactiooary gaiusayers, of tie R*p.ib.lc, so attractive aud memorable. fas ccvy d'iiat closed ali tnear. Bom* of them will Ltier tx< rtopincd. Otters, which until now havs been iicce?*ibl-. <*>1/ to intimates, adont this winter a w>der circle of guests. Aim ng the Uu?t in tbe i>*?I * of M. Thiers, his torian u tne CoLtuUTe at-a Empire and ex mnirter ct Louis Ph.ilppe. ine i a:ties *t his 'jouss in tie Place 9'. G*uigfs ar? a<mo*'. as crawd?d as whea he wa* mi re frequently up: e m st on tna wise; o' mtuv. I bat ?* beel has revolved oftener for nlmt<iaa ici alao?j uij other Frene )OMi. cut te ha* snna how mtcagcd tevrr to fail o-np.etelr otl. 1< a 3 were to fall iff none wduI3 be su pioei ti sea hin c m do*n like a cat, or r.is ftet. At bis first pa'ty tie dirk mati c rps were quite fully represented. Tbe Prustian Mir.igttr was canspicja?ly polite to tbe retirea siatf smsn. L<ke bis royal master, -an Yen Hubner piac ices tbe polior of trvmir u ol *sc wjb dy. M. Thiers' parlor ia not the only one that ha* lately beeo ? op tied. I nead not s ty that newly every one of txw parlors is more o.* Iqm a boudoir, in almoetthe original sense of the word. means to p ut, r:d of the paople whom you maet in lbe?e mx^era boudottt the wjmen pout so p-ettlly, and the nun grumble sa wittily, t lat you Bad their society more amasiss , to say the leiat, thai th? of timeservers, Who are coctant to forge, tb? ir ancient predilections in or er ti profit by t le cnhtisg political ayatem. Mere private giumbl.r* may sometimes do gcod public serrlca by checking the tendency to u-.iversal apat y which moat pre vail when a people is losing, voluntarily or involui tarlly, habile of attention tj Us own affair*. The g) umblcra form a useful minority under every im perfect form of government. Here in France a grumbler mutt be as dextrous as strong. He mast not oijy have the ocurage t) nerve him to opposi tion, but akili to disguise hi* moat declsiva attacks. Ba F.encb wit baa letrned to fabricate for intellec tual w at fare blades so sharp th?ir edges can ba-dly be chcerned- poisoned arrows? in ahor;, a whala arsenal of weapons aa murderous aa they are p > Mabed and feathered. In the parlota to which I bave alluded, maiy a fact ia impaled upon a pointed jest or epigram, that mig t other wise hive bten lost for the curiosi ty of future students of history. The grumblers continue to talk about thft deci sion of M. Dtlangle, in the case cf the sale of tie Cimitituhcnntl by Dr. Veroa, aud in faviroftnis lucky partner of the G >unt Le Mo.-ny, whose re a it nooiinat) ^n to the Presidency of tie Corpt Ltgulaiif would have been awkwardly almultane ma with aa nt favorable decision. Mr. H<5oeri, ex miais.sr of Lcuia Philippe, in pleading against De Ver on, seized the occasion to cite the authority of a lezal work by M. Deiangleagaiost M. Dalaigle himself, aud dil not fcesl'ate, wore>ver, to quote a slrnidciut pas sage fn>m I)r. Veion's Mrmurits d'un Bjurgtm dt Parit, in wbich the do tor maralizas on the faiiU'.y with which the rich and mighty sometimes escape the punishment that m b j inevitable f.r poor offender*. M. Hubert, you ramamber, was so mich scandal ized by losing his case, that he threatened to quit tbe bar. H ia wrath eu the or -as-on broug'it him, In spite of h<? old unpopulari'y, an Immense nun ber of Ne w Year's ca da and calls -from the gru n b ets. The latter repeat not n few mvliciona styinge a boat tbe mysterious illness of the Emperor, which bus been aggravated by the fatiguing ceremirle* of the s*fc?oa. Toey add an incident or tiie reception of tbe 1st of January. At tha d?*fl(e of viaiters ba for* t e throne, the Enneror stood, show! .g visible fatigue and suffering. He spike t j no one, hit boiy was motionleaa, only hlshaad respmdai to the salu tations of the erowd, by bendiag slightly and miao kntnsly. All who su'ronnded him maintained a still more Immoveable attitude. AU were motion'en asitataes. I 11 {.itsecribes tbe oererainitl. Tae Empire, say the grumblers, most have offarel some what I be aspect of a group of wax figures. At tbe moment wnenthe learned societies am e pteaiig. a witty member of tbe Institute whispered t a one of his colieaguea, " How I long to touch, so aa 10 see if all that is alive." Tbe members of the Institute do not lack oppirta (unities " to tee if all that is alive," for, a* tae "ia morula" die from time to time, the vac in t n|a:aa mns* be suppl>e1, and whenever a new member ie elected, he must be formally presented to the Boa peror. Mow, almost all the membareof the Institute ate grumblers, In the sense in which I have used It, ana tbe Institute istbu* a sort of buodalr to bs placed at tbe heal of thoee I have mentioned. Histary dots not, however, respect the predi ecli ns of taese adher ents of the old parties, and brings about exigencies mate piquant then agree \b!e to ttwm. Thasttera cepilon of Mr. Berrjer, tbe ftunous legitimist orator, will not indeed take plaoe on the :15th instant, as tbe papsra announce erroneously; but it w II take place soon, ani when It doss, as M. Gaiiot.ex Minister of Louis Philips*, has Just been named D rector of the A ademy for three mint as, it triU fall to him to introduce M- Berrrer nt the Tuileries. It will also be his duty to ask Napoleon III. ta airwave tbe elwctloc, which is possible, of tbe Due Ae B-og Me and M. de Failju to replace ta* members re cently decease!. It is atld, I don't know how truly, that tbe 8ku'4 dt e Otnt dt LtUru, of whiob netriy ail the literary celebfitlas *f Paris are membsra, voted to send 300 frsnas to each of Its mem ben wbo an still in exile? aad tbe number it net smaii? ?s n New Tsar's girt. This society seems to have prospered in Itapeeu niary affairs of late, ta It ta ensoonetd also, that It j *? huadr?d thoi*aud franca for the na SSui^JIS! *hoa'?, BoC mjn of ??*"> *o profit by their toll m well m men of buaiaeeiT aucceea of the actional low? ttoroba^pttounounting to over two mlllUris to the universal theme of conversation in Vie perlo *n tbem.* ?entiooe*> Mul everywhere elee outside of -i?S ei*ht lOT * ortomiw *o ? port by M.Henstter, Director General of Agricul ture and Commerce, on the aubjeot of European emigration. Thie report, which if worthy of s?rioa? Attention on your side of the Atlantic, ia foUowad by a deem, establishing special commissaries to waton orer, in the interest of the poUoe and of emigrate, the movements of French and foreign emigration. Figaro. Pahi?, Thursday, Jan. 18, 1855. Distribution of the New French L-nn? Expected At rival at Marseilles of Prince Napoleon? Hope lessness of Peace? Deplorable Condition of the English Troop* in the Crimea? Winter Gaieties ?? P**i* ? Children's Ball at the Bntieh Embas *y, 9rc? 4rc. The froat haa act in rattier severely. At midnight on Tuesday the thermometer of M. Cheva ier, which waa 32 deg. Fahrenheit, stood at aix o'clook yester day morning at 23 deg., and at noon at 19 deg. Fah renheit, and tj-day the weather it perceptibly colder. An enormooa block of stone, Intended for the sta tue of Saiot Jacques, which ia to be .pUoed on ths ow?r of Saint Jacquea la Boo jheri<5, waa drairn along the Rue de Rlvjli yeeterd^.bya team of eighteen horaee. Thia stone waa dreaeed out with flags and branches of laurel, and the quarrjmen hid drawn on it the igure of a a roamed eagle, and plaaed | on it all the tools used in ita extraction. The Monittur publishes to-day the partlsalara of ?he loan. Inat*ad of five hundred millions? the sum demanded? the amount aubaoribad is two milliardi one hundred and seventy fivt m lliona of franca, or twenty thcusand one hundred and aeventy-fire mU" lions cf francs. 177,000 persona hava taken part in thia subscription. Tee amount is thaa divided: ? Rente, 3 per cents, 83,000,000. Re^te, ih per centa, 18,000,000. 120,000 subscribe ? are fhruhhel by the depart ments, whoie subjcripthna amiuut t> 177,000,000. I'r^m I aria, 1,398,000,000 fr&nca ia derived from 51 000 anbssribere. In the Paris subscriptions are l eaded those from foreign countries, or which Engl&nd furniahea 160 milliona, and an equal sum ia also supplied from other European countries, such aa Garmamy, Bil giom, Svitneriand, Ac. The snfaecriptiona of 500 franca of rente, and above that sum, amount to twenty six milliona for the Three per Cent, and thi ? teen milliona for the Fen* and a half, and thus form a capital of 830 mil lions, being 330 millions above the required loan. .J J 66 animation p e vailed at tba Bourse Teeterdsy, the Treasury haviog begun to pay back the deposits p<Jd oy biibsc-ioers in ex com of the loan, aid tsoe a large amount of cm i wu throim on the market in cuiiaequence or want hid been sold cut hj tfie purchasers, bnd who we-o now detinna of: reinvesting their money. Thia, kdded to the con fidence inspired by the aatoaishing resources of the couuiry, aa ihown by the promptitnde in which such an immense sum haa been subscribed, gave J b??t*??y to the mirket, and caused a ratber conriderable rite in pi ices. ?Sie 1# camp to Prince Jerome, aid D . Ilutm, first pbyucian "to t^e H >te! . < n.' ' yesterday raorn'ng for Mar Cor aunMno'le 106 arr,T** N i^oleon frum Mlnbwr of France, who had returned tol?ria from toe 8 n.h of F/aace, where he had been apetdtng seme lime f >r the ben-fit of nia ceanh, has been oideied oy hia meuical atteudanta ssRSyffi1"" ?.i?u.n. u f'AD(e hafl woeived c note fr m the Eog Irlr ii!0 u CU b? ,s jelui '"1 to r^kwe nim. felf fr<m the P/ot?cto ate ol R^aia. T^e Freaco Coi/Bul is to deliver a nm <ar no*?. Evtry day otly more coofl ma toe ia the noucd nesa of tie u for (nation I have lately c .nveve i in mv etiers rrspeotmg tb?- pr a#blJiti?a of pea e. No bop^s cf his kkd ex-?t he e, and the fee!>n?i of ex n.tat'on get era by the su-cesatnl molt of the at tknal iob? a:erf a La?u:e wniot p.- unices -sud posirg Riosia to be desirous of pa- hing n i a j ar rait^rniei.t? use imp ait.on of terona wakh would rexder her ennmt einnoat impoa^ible. France aav lite imnieteri*] o'g^ns, has raid oyfier tre?we tnat Jhi n ti glaid haa axokeo by her preaa? u?ani u us deteimir ation to proa cute th-s war. Thare ire pa tlea, however, not represented in tbc public jour 'Td!t tb'1 ?b?y .hoald not be turpriydif Efrg.and were weakenei in the firm neeaof ae.-allvatics by the pea .? negotiates, t>iou<b nothu g tb( old come cf them. Tne morbid dread of la pttjtde Albion is ready to instanoe Itsalron every oc a use, and the knowledge of thia ia a powerful engine in the ha?.ds of the Czar. Certain it ia that son?thu)g most ahortly bi done; either Eiglaad auet cease to take aa active part In thia struggle or a totally new o ganlzati .n mart take place. Every traveller, aa well at every officer who paaeea thrr ugb Parir, on hia road from the East, mare than confirm* the most graphic and often apparently ^'OMta of the deplorable a .ate h the Engllah army. I taw aa artillery general laet L m T (5eclar<d* iD *be pitaence or thoaa who would be sure to report his worda to the Horae Ouarda, that no language waa aufflcientiy atrong to exaggerate the miserable wretchedneaa of that onee nn*Jm?yK. v *5 /*??? c >vered with filth, tied !lfi^ ? ^ carrions sleeping in cold aid we., and unsheltered from the midnight Waa? Ocd help them! he said Of Lord Rarfan tne] re waa but one opinion thronghoat-hia utter incapacity. That while the army felt grateful for the exceeding gocd a.drit and edactual aidshiwn to war de them by the F.ench, the mora! effect waa depressing in the extreme, and far seeing men look ed ominously on the bnmilia'.ing comparison that wss tuggeated ky it. B ^ ?.nte V baoga fire, awaiting soon cauee o? public congratulation from the E^t. Tne Hotel de V iile ia to aho w uff one of its grand miai X?u? tiV5?i?d'a?d Mondeur Bdlaalt, ? } Intortor, hai giren a bah; but the Imperial Palace utter* no voice of invitation to its golcen bowe*a. The English Ambassador, Lord Crow.ey, fluog open his splendid room* to an Infant garty on fues ay, when the chdlren of soma of the wet trench, English and American famlliea were gathered together to the nnaber of aotne lour or five anxiety was maoifestei to ?eeuie infitationa, but ;aina were taken that the lit tle peopie snould not be overwhelmed or incomm>d ed by the g eat people. The ball commenced at fl o Jock ano continued till 1 o'clock ia the morning, v ? quadrilles were arranged avordtag to the 0 ^ cbllJreo- *ach quad.iU#? conaiatiug of nfty conp.ea. The magnificent pro jorti jns of the r:oma- five la number- prevented all c owdlaa.and the effect of theae littie falriaa bounding aloig, aa 1 joining hand in baid, they executed thetiaale, waa lndeicritably j> leasing. As they rn.hed toward and clnatered themaelves together, their little voices .l.,Dg.la, wlth mu4i?, aid their ex qnisite 1U putian toilettes reflecting all the colore of 1 "f1* l??k#d 11 "? aploodid bou qu*t ; of she moat cbarmln* flowera, in wjich yoo felt inclined to plnnga and bury yourself. At 12 o clock the supper room waa flang open, and inch i boroi of fun and i?arht?r wum never heard; rome of the little mitea could only jnst see the gjoi tlinga rn ihe buffet, and made a vain effort to stretch their chins op so high, ?1 by and bye, therefore, these were to be aeen with .i plate of something savory before them, and a fork aimoet aa big a< Unmeelvea In band, kneeling on the ca*petod fl ^>r, white with ?V. ffST*0* thaM ??a?ed to guazle into their little mou hs tbe goad things bet ?re them. 8ome of them lcoked picture* for Raphael. There wee two little gir s, about six or aeren yeara old, of the Dacueta de Ba^ano, that were the theme of universal admiration. Lord Cowley ? e rdinarily an aa?t;re. g-ave looking man- taoronghly identified himself with nil little gneata, and arranged ?pi?drillet and d'atribated bone bene In such a manner a* must have won all their beuta. Verllv, children are the tme lorde of creadon, for ft la they only who can with a !x>k bnng giavs atateamen and coming dial :mati to their ? Bkrtie. The Son ml Our*. [Coc?nhac*n (J?n. 12) C?rr?*pon<leoc? of LosAM V?w?.] The more frequent th? opportunities that I have of talking to iotoUigeot Danes on the subject of t tie Bound dues, the more citv'.noed am 1 that If the qnettkm wore brought forward lo a proper meaner by the nations most i ntereeted in the aojlltlon of the nuisance, and proposal* of a tangible natare offered to Indemnify Denmark for the fltanclal Iom. the preterit liberal government would not bo foa :d no willing to treat on the satyect. It Is not so mac'i the money tsIm of the toll that l? compulsed of, ss the delay and danger of accidents in that narro ? channel, where moreover fogs an vary prevalent and the coast low. A memorable ca*e of dels? came under my own observation, which, though ( admit It may be a vsry extreme ca?, may be worth recording. Many years aio.anl bar ire the g?neral introduction of stean, I had occas'oa t> visit a B*lUc port, aod took a passage in a British bilg from Hull. Oa onr arrival at Elftnore w* were of coarse obliged to lay to and ho overhauled. Home doubts being expressed by the authorities m to the comotoess of the manifest, we were oWged to anchor for the nig'it, in doing which we ex changed signals with another retwl belonging to the sane shipowners, which had arrived just before us, end wee goirg through the Bonnft with the ewe Mr wind wilch bed brought ne to Elalnore. Toe next day, when oar eUf'e. papsrs were cleared, we foud that the wind had chopped round to the iroth, and wee blowing to fresh right in oar teeth that it waa deemed impracticable t j get op tee anchor. That southerly wind held on withont Intermission for three w<efca, and we were still ljlng at anchor at Eislnore, when one morning we were surprised at seeing onr conaort slashing np with the wio4, and making the moat of it, for the wae under doable studding tails. She hed actually been np to St. Pe tersburg (or rather CronsUd'.), discharged her oar go, taken In a fresh oue, end here she wae more than half waj back to Et>giand ! Tbe View I took of the American question, a* oem municafsd to you In my letter of the 6th instant, is confirmed to my mind by atatiftioa, and I here Tor ture to repeat that Mr. President Pierce's threaten ed Interference ought to be looked npon with suspi cion, for the flag of the United States is interested in the navigation ot the Bsltio only to a moat insig nificant extent? leas than i per cent. Tbe statistic^ tables ot the 8onnd He's, for the year 1864 not being yet officially pubiisaed, I will >ake 'hose for the two speeding ones. Oat of 21. 686 ships of all natlona that passed the Houa j b >th ways in 1863, ooly 96 were American, an J but 76 In 1862 out of 17,603. Toerefoe, the agg'egata share of tbelr flag In the B ilti t trade daring those two j ears amonnta to 0.44 100 of the while. Bat it must also be remembered that all shi .a parsing 'he Roan) count double In these statist] :al tables, fir they are counted for one when they go Into the Baltic, and again when tbej come out, so that the ac'ual num ber of Aaerican shi s passiag the 8) and in 1853 was but 48, at d In 1H62 only 38. It being Important In tbe present early state of the question which 1s "looming in the disuuee," bat must seon be brought under serious caisider^lion, that your readers may foim an adequate idea of th? rela'fve interests ot the maritime nations In general, and t e prepon d< rating participaticn of the British flag in particular, I make no ap >logy for sending yon the following tables, with the offiolil figures:? * LlhT OF TUX SHIPS Ot ALL K ATIOSS THAT PA9HSD TUK 80TND IN TUK YKARH 1863 AMD 1853. Avtragtjter flog. 18>i!. H53. ; two years. 1. British S?2 4.06, . 22.90 2. Norwegian a, 01.0 3,393 10.48 3. Prussian 2,119 3,487 12.28 4. Swedish 2,100 2,107 10.60 6. Dutch 1,691 1,875 9.70 P. Danish 1,464 2, <>95 9.07 7. KuHsUn VMS 1,202 6.55 8. Mecslenburg 771 1,103 4.80 9. Hanoverian. .... .. 545 743 3.89 10. French..,.,, 283 340 1.80 fLubtck... 136 1301 11.-; Hamburg 46 72 v 1.10 (Bremen 22 36) 12. Oldenlurg 183 230 1.04 13. All olhert, inclu ding the American) 135 183 0.81 Total 17,503 21,686 100 SOl'KB LIST FOR THS TKX TEARS, 1844-1863 IMCLCSJVK. Ships. 1844 17,332 1846 15.050 184 6 18.765 184 7 21,621 184 8 16,857 184 9 18,959 1650 19,070 1?M 19.919 18t?2 17,563 H63 21,580 .Average of the years 18,752 Aitboigb, as I said before, the tables fo* 1854 bare not yet been public ed, they have been made up, and having beeu favored with a sight of them, I am ecabltd to give yon tne following particulars:? The tot*' number of shies that passed the Sound in 1864 wsa only 16,469, shoeing a falling of 6,000 vfsteli as compa-cd ?i h the jear biforc, and 2,300 less than tbe averaye ot the previous ten years. Such a result is not to be wondered at, and is the natural coteeqneaoe of the war and taa blockade of the Raasian ports. Che greatest falling off is in tha noiufccrof Biitisb sMps (2,600 or mo-e than one half), tbe llnssians (I 052), tee Prussians (400), and t e banish (300) fne number of Amerc&n ships waa only 18, though figuring <n tbe list for 36, as they cleared at Elsinoie on entering the Baltic, and again on leaving it. Aocording to the Danish budget for 1863-54, wh.cb is available f r our present consideration, as war wsa not t: ought of nrheu it was fin red , tbe re venue from the Sjuod B*lt, and HolsVein Canal dues i wss estimated at 2,081 000 Dtnish rix dodars, of 1 wtich sbout a million and a half, or ?150,000, are deiived fiom the Board does a!- ne. This sum divided smonuat the average annual nuntberof ships Curing the last ten peara (18,760,) would give tbe turn of ?8 for each ship each way. Bat it must not ba forgotten that about three quar ters of the Sound does falls on the cargo, and not qu'te cue quarter on tbe ship, and aa by far too grea'er part of the American navigation np the Baltic belongs to what Is oalhd the car.-ying trade, that is to say , carrying cargo for account of Rosalan or Eiglish m< tenants, the whole weight of the Bound cues tha*. fell on the Amerisans in 1852 waa the petty sum or ?192. ?152 la 1853, and only ?72 in 1864. With such insignificant interests attstaka, for which, moreover, tbey nave the rd vantage of a well found cbain of lighthouses ail through tbe dangerous parts of tbe channel, it cannot seriously be suppoaect that they w 111 risk a war with Denmark, or if they do, that they most have another and hitherto secret mo tive for a hos'ile demonstration. A clue to this policy may perhaps be found In the offer of the United States to mediate between Russia and her <>I>pcnente, which however is not likely to meet with any serious consideration on either sile. But the above tables show ns which are the na tions really Interested io the abo'ition of the Sound dues. It appears that England absorbs nearly one fourth of tha whole Baltic trade, Norway and Swe den together anotDtr quarter, and Prussia and Hol land together a third quarter, It those governments tLere'oie, weie to come to an understanding en tha subject am ngst themselves, and then make a joint proposal to Denmai k for the commuta ion or tbe Sound duel, the- e Is crrtoiniy no reason to expect that such an offer would be rejected. Let us none that some influential and patriotic member will M found willing to biing tbe subject under the notice of Parliament, and that t'-e Chambers of Comnaroe In our priacfpsl por'a and manufacturing cities would support tbe demand for a revision, and, evea tually.tbe abolition ot those moat obnoxious Sound dues, there can bo 1'tMe doubt of, especially If the question be taken np with spirit by "the fourth es tate." Chevalier Wlkoir and Lord Pslsaerstsn. [From Perth (Scotland) Northern Warder.] Lord Palmeiston baa got himaelf into a scrape I similar to that in which Lord Clarendon cat so sorry s flgnre some time ago. He appeara to have em pleycd in the autoinn of 1860 a seedy fallow known aa tbe Chevalier Wikoffor Nbhoff, "to make known clearly, thiough the Prrncb, and the United States grees, the liberal, and esrccially the pacific sharac ?r of the policy of her Majesty's govenmsnt." If ber Majesty's government have no better nae than this fcrthe Secret Service Money, it would be an act of nercy to tbem to out off all sap plies at that swt In future. Wikoff is one of thoae nnM gen tlemen, who perambulate the world Uvlng on their witt. A jear or two ago, be wae convicted at G<noa of a scandaloas outran* on a lady, and sen tenced to fifteen months' penal Imprisonment. When we find government employing a rallow of this stamp to enlighten tbe world on the policy of Englant, the question is suggested? how many apparently spontaneous expre talons of opinion In quarters th? most uuni-peited may be due to government inap4 | istlcn? We do not believe that any inch praotioa prevails, but why should goveremrat so heedlessly and >o needlessly give fair ground for such an 1b? i nuatlon. Our Wheeling Correspondence. Whkilixo, Jan. 18, 1R55. The State of the Wem'ktr ? Travel Uninterrupted inth the tVut- Baltimore and Ohio R*Ur*ad and Central Ohio Railroad Injunction Catt, Qrc. .Affaire here J tut now wear t gloomy upw',, in consequence of the rirer having b#en closed within > tbe put few day*, though mwafacUirera kin ! t hipped off newly ell their stock on h?ad, emulat ing chiefly of iron, nails end paper. Tte connection between tht Central OhioRUlroad and tbe Baltimore and Ohio road le and will be kept I en by their ferry boat, the Interchange, thai el owing travelleri to the great West the benefits and (Wantages to be derived from tbe Southern route. We have had some heavy motr, and it is bow fiettirg very hard. At an election held one week 4 go for dly officer*, the Know Nothings elected a May:r, City Sergeant ar.d foon CuiiCil. Tbe ir junction granted at tbe last sitting of the Sojerio; C: art cf this State, again* tbe Baltimore aid Oak) Raiiro*d tatmog a onaection with the Central Oslo Kaiirotd, wiu, it is thought, not be en forced. St. Lbchl r 1111,1.1 InteUI|MM> MIL HILLTItB DBCLINB8 A KK BLECriOM. Hoc. Janiu? FT Ujrer, who reprwwnU the gixth Oeo (TMiiectl dUtnet of QeorgU iu the prewnt Congr***, ha? written a litter to hli ooaatitueou declining a re election. rixuYAT. or a ihow NOTRim Mwnnna The TVximi Bte itatM that Mr. Htlan Rrur* has been rinoTftl ft"ni tiio ofht? <>f pn?ttnut?r of <>? Tueae? il, Mass., en ?u?pt?K? o( Iwnj a Knew Notbtef.