Newspaper of The New York Herald, 23 Şubat 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 23 Şubat 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. j iiBf 6onDomr.ui mv, PKCPR-'WOB JiliD IDrra*. W)(? *? w. uoimaTor lumio 1m? ??>. filUM XX Wo. 53 AMCbBU?NT8 TU18 ZVLS1SQ. MOABWaf THKATKS, Bj?a<i??*-Piiar*(>- Baf?t Ban BOWSXV TBIATWK Bo*er?? X ? joi.?c * ? Catti ? SrBAl.*B?- O* l iATH-Oj* Jv*N. BWRTON'B TBI^TIU, CUBNTI nMO- Tva Serious y*wui-T>>w recoi.**. fAiaaCH I TESATRK. Pto?,4?*?? Tub ttsr IIai -Uicuuua or 1>ti-Lu? ins Gturutii. ABZXIGAN YI"!XFtf? Aft?n:?CB? l^anota Bwwur. >^<Biaa - Uvulc Tom's Cabis. WOOD'S mw.TRtLP, BaU, CI lrMinkf llCIlfT * OCIRA HOUSE, US ?rM*w?J? Boob- I mv i St ue via* Oiiaa Tmoota. N?w York, Friday, Febriary 43, 18M. The Ntw?> Tfcere ww? a jubilee in tbe me'.ropolie yesterday. We f' te a full ac- ount of it in another column. M/wiirgioa'B bithduy wa9 celebrated. Not for 3?*ie las -te day bun so maqnlil iently and appro jnarey observed. Everything was propitious to >fc* event. 5-j^'.cnd>d weather, streets in good con altocs, ils brilbaiit, just br.ese enough for the tUp?, and (he l alive feeling deep and enthusiastic. Vkeie was a gratd precession of the O. U. A.'b, fall iu thou* and string; .Ltn tbe Ninth Regiment, adtpt'O otiaens, were cut in tall forie; then there iu an cr&'ion at the Academy of tfntic, an illnmi MtHs at tbe City Hall, and dieworki in the even ing. Not % Gig siafi" was without its fUg? not a K'tl stirred in tbe city that d'd not think of the day ? an it gun was fired that did cot thrill the heart t f a sepnbllcan. Ti.ua pasted the c-e hunutel and iweLty-third anniversary of the biith of the Pater Pmrif. Tt us m?y it ever pats. Tbe celebration of Washington's birthday at Albany jeiterday exceeded acythiogof the kind ever before kuovn in that city. Tbe oration of Senator Goodwin attracted an immense throng. Onr correspondent has famished us a glowin; ac Knat cf it. The ainiver-ary ceremonies at Paila delpbla and Boston were iikewise marked by creat enthoiiaim. General HouBten arrived at tbe litter city just in time to participate in tbe festivities, and kie reception was highly flattering to him. We publish elxewhere the bids for the canal en largement loan cf one m'IMon dollars, payable in 3673, at six per cent, opeaed yssterday by the com siesicners. There we.-e fifty-six bidders, and the aggregate amcuBt offered was over fonr million dol lars. Of the whole amount tCS2,000 w?s taken a' and above thirteen per c*nt premium, and the re mainder, 1318,000, at and above |112.76-only 133, 400 being at that figure. This re en it affords gratify *>g evidence of the sa'.iftctory manner in whi:h the ?redit of the State is upheld. The Indiana Senate je&terday clected Isaac Black lord to the United States Senats, but the Hooue re fnsed to eoncur, and ?eat fca -k tbe name of Hon. Joseph G. Mar?tall. Both Louses are bow at a dead lock, and it is very doubtful if a compromise can i-e effected. fe tbe United f-Ute* Setate jehteiday, Mr. Stuart ?fft red a nidation recommending the construction i>f abuiiding in Michigan for the recep' ion ol pri nters cf tbe federal governxest. ThiB meagre is proposed to meet ac exig ncy growing out of tha vtwlitior fanaticism of tbe Mdvb. Heretofore Unitad Katea pilaosera hive been confined In the prisons ef tbl States; but since the enactment of tho Fugi tive Slave la-!? attempts have been made in Beve ?ai State Legislatures to prohibit the continuance ?1 lie practicc. Mr. C^ase presented a budget of anti-slavery petition*, and moved their reference to 0 ,ekct committee. Mr. Wtl'.tr urged the necessity sf acting on the important business before Con gress, ard moved to lay the petitions on the tittle, which motion nas cjrried ? 2D to 13. The tavalid Penf icn act was taken up, the House amend ments wtre agreed to, and tbe Mil pissed. Tee sill txteidmg credit for dnties on imported railroid aim was debated and pas?el-25 to 18. The bill providing the final settlement of tbe claims of Bevdntioaary army cffi:eit, and of the widosa anl raphaie of those who died in the sc.' vice, was alio passed. The bill authorizing the construction of tots jevtnue cutters likewise passed. A bill pro. Tiding 'or ho ding federal courts in Florida '.n caws ?1 disability cf the jadgea was passed. This ixblb.ts a pretty fair day a work-five important bilU definitively acted on, and a quietus given to the antv slavery agitators, at one sitting. If the stean is kept up tbe last few days of the season may jaes ever with 1<h of the custom ?ry excitement <u>d SpTCftTi In the Houee the report of the Conference Com mittee cn the bill for the relief of purchasers of rwaxop lanfs was adonted. The bill granting land.* m> Alabama for railnad purposes was laid on the table. An unsuccessful attempt was made 'o tak' ap the bill granting additional land) to soldiers of it* war of 1812. In committee the considaratioa ?f the Civil and Diplomatic Appropriation bill was ?ettn eC. Among tbe amendments agreed to waa Me appropriating $10,000 to provide a hospital for itch American aeamen at Havana. Amendments were offered to admit the impoitation of coal and certair descriptions of dytatnffs free of duty, but lit j ruled ouu The B?lect Commi.tee on 4* Waahington monument proposed an amend ment appropriating $200,000 for the completion ?! that, woik, but it waa objected to. The New York Senate wa? not in session yeater Aty. The Assembly non-concurred with the 8e aate'e amendment to the resolution to adjourn from Kte 17tb to the 22 1 March in order to accept the ?vttetien cf tbe Almshouse Governors. Several iniKpoitett natters were acted on, when an ad j eurnment waa carried. The Marquia ?alla:arae, Charge d" Affaires from Sardinia to cur government, ha l an interview with Mayer Wcod jeeter<!ay In relation to the al.eged ctavicta wto are expected here by the Sardln.an frigate Dea Genes. In the course of hli conference ta?n thia mbject he informed the Hayor that the raroecgers were no* convic's, but political exiles who had become obnoxious and dangerous to the imminent in consequence of their revolutionary ?sd republican p: laciplea, aid that the goveramtnt, * mJietezc*, was cW?'d to send them into ?'le. This, he rta*d. waa their tme chara-t-r; and >f it shofed prove correct, there will be no cppoiit on made to their Ivndlrg ; hut the'r true character wUl frit be subjected to invest^ation. It an election of tff:?rs of the National Monu WLl Association, t?id j-svrday, the Know Neil-ng ticket was :bc?en. / - son P. Morrsll has been nominated a candidate ror (JoTernor of Maine by a convention of the re r tbLcan ptrty of that State. The Connecticnt Know Not birr State Convention ?stt at Hartford jciterd?y. I- was rumored that W?. T. Miner, of Stanford, and Wm. T. Field, of Ptmfret, tad been nominated reipectively for venoT and Lienttnaut Governor. iThecMeof th. alleged ^^.hurg e^ctm ,icte-?, cn trial In Kings county Court of Oyer and -e?Jer. tbe t?t mony on both .idea waa conc nd *i yesterday, and counsel will eonanence summing "MTue Hoard of Aldermen last evening, aevsral ?eiitiwia were receiv'd and referred. A ^ter passing upon some inlmpo*tant papers the Board aij >ur K> this ?tenia p. From the West C:ast of Africa we hive rewivea fcy-^e BalUo the particulars connected with the fccmhMdment and subsequent burning of th? tow* 6f Chriftianborg by the Brtiab forces, both of niich were *x?c-te?3 It a nuaner which ecllp?s toe Zacn cf Captain EoLlts at Graylcwa, and oerlaia Kjrr-*'. ?? "l* * *?"?"?? ttr> I tiubsrg *u left what is called a " perfect ruin," and the newspapers add that the ton of Teewa ?u ajjw levelled by the ship Scourge. A verdict ?u rendered yesterday morning, In the United States Patriot Court, which is of verj gtt\*. imporlaaoe *jO importer! ot wool. It appears toat wool at?orba moiitor* at sea, and necessarily bs ccmes heavier by the damp ; and on iU arrivtl here it ia liable to duty on the weight, without reference to its actual weight when shipped and Invoiced in Esgl&nd. Yeiterday the recent arrival of cattoa at this port had nos bees sampled, and be sea the supply on the market ou taie wa light. The transactions inolude d ?bc<?t COO a 800 bate*? the market cloaing , firm. Kiour waa lesa ao'tve, bnt prices were no ebuged. Southern white wheat sold at #2 20; red do. at 11 W>. Corn wan dull and tended to loirer rates. Moderate sties were made at 94 c. a Fork was about 12-lc. per bbl. dearer lor old and new m>M. Sugar cjntinueJ active and firm, and the aggregate sales reached about 2,000 hods., chiefly Ne iv Orleans. Tallow advanced ic. per lb. Owing to the probable enactment ot the Maine liquor law whiskey tcs lewer and dull. Hops were also lower. AVe learn irom parties in this city connected with the shipping cut-inces, that a very stringent pas seiger law is at ;his time beicre the British Par liament, the ostensible object cf which is to benefit ptesengers; but the rea.1 design aimed at would reem to be to check emigration to this count -y TLe government has probably become alarmed at the depopulation going on la the British islands from emigration, and therefore desires to check it The law, it 1b said, provides lor much g-eater room and a larger quantity of food than hitherto required, and that it shall be cooked and served to emigrants ou the vojage, together with other unusual if not extravagant regulations. Gen. WUaon on Uw Slavery ftwrtlon-Know Nothing Platform? Cetter of Harriet Be?cher Stowc. We published the other day the letter of Hon. Henry Wilson, Know Nothing Senator elect from Massachusetts, defining his position on the slavery question. We give this morningalettcr, ?written from Boston, by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, on the same subject Upon the two we propose a few passing remarks. Gen. Wilson is brief, but explicit, in defining upon certain salient points his anti slavery prin ciples. He fully recognizes the doctrine of State rights on slavery as upon other local questions. He adopts the Virginia and Kentucky resolu tions of '98 and '99, the corner-stones of the Virginia democratic platform. He believes in a " higher law," as far as consistent with the constitution ; and declares " that the American organization in M:'ssa:busettsd0es not embrace tbe question of slavery among those for the regulation of wbbh it was formed." We lave been rJght, then, in our representa tions heretofore of the policy of the Northern Know Nothings upon the slavery question. This question is not embraced among those " for the regulation of which" this new party was formed. They stand upon this subject, as a par ty, cn the broad constitutional ground of State rights, neutrality, noa-iutcrvention. This Is the only platform which can be set up by any party on both sides of Mason and Dixon's line? State rights, neutrality, non-intervention. General Wilson, we should suppose, may now freely cross the Fotomac, and venture into the midst of the Blavehold'ng population of Virginia, without fear of expulsion as a Know Nothing abolitionist. His endorsement of the resolu tions of '98 and '99 should constitute him a Virginia democrat of the old school, even in the immediate neighborhood ot the Dismal Swamp. Father Ritchie, as wo are informed, neTer required any better pass vord than the resolutions of '98 aod '99 into the sanctum sajictorum of the Richmond junta. To be sure, Gen. Wilson has some peculiar antl- slavery reservations indigenous to the modern soil of Massachusetts. What he means by the opinion that " the national government should be relieved from all connection with re sponsibility for slavery," we hardly know. His meaning nuy be that Congress should not in terfere with the question of slavery in the Ter ritories, because this is necessarily iinpliod in relieving Congress of all responsibility upon the subject. It also Involves the repeal of the Fugitive Slave law, and, perhaps, the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. But in any event these arc but the individual opinions of Gen. Wilson. He frankly avows that the Massachusetts Know Nothings, as a pirty, have nothing to do with the slavery question, and this declara tion renders their platform perfectly consistent to all practical conservative Union men, North and South. It were folly to suppose that asy pirty or ganization in the North could stand upon the requisition that Its members should sabociibc to the doctrine, however reasonable it may be, thai our Southern African slaver / Is a good %H&nmane political and social imtStut! 53, la dispensable to the South and r??9ntial to the prosperity and harmony of th^ U-!:n. Our own opinion is, that, in the the three millions ol the happiest, and Tno?'. Intelligent and enlightened blacks that now exist, or that have ever existed upon the face of the earth, arc the three millions of slaves of our Southern States. But for the last forty years a different estimate of this ' peculiar Southern Institu tion," has been gaining ground In the North ; until, as illustrated in the late elections upon the Nebraska bill, the anti-slavery (but not the abolition) sentiment Is predominant, as a philanthropic, religious, political and social movement. At the adoption of the con stitution, and for many years after, African slavery existed in the North. It was abolished when it ceased to pay ex penses, State by State. But it has existed here as in South Carolina. Files of old New York and Boston paper* may still be found, contain ing advertisements of " likely negro wenches" and ' stout negro boy?." and even of Indians, If we are not mistaken, for hire or sale. In that day the Massachusetts skippers did a good and legitimate bu-iness between the barracoons of Africa and the Virginia tobacco plantations, in what has since been decreed by the federal gov ernment ?* piracy. That docree against the African slave trade was the practical beginning of the anti slavery reaction in the North, and the first important point gained by England Id towing the seeds of dissension between the North and South. The Missouri question, the Florida question, the Texas question, the com promise questions of 18A0. and last, though not least, tbe Nebraska question, have suicee sivcly operated to dif u<e and strengthen the anti-slavery feeling in thi? section, until now we lind both our old huckstering political parties destroyed by it. It is too late, therefore, to attempt to control the opinion* of individuals upon th* slavery r,\:cs*:en in the North, in the crganizatloa of any new political party. Tbe nest that can be Tpe^ted toy the SooU it a prnj recogniiiog their State rigbU, and hold'^g w attitude ol ' constitutional non-interven+jon thia pa ramount itsue. This rf/>ognition the Know Nothings have made, '^nd this ia the attitude which they occupy. Tfle individual opinions of General Wilson may ni some respects be hereti cal ; but as a Kno,? Nothing he declares that their platform Ignores the existence of the sla \ ery question entirely as an element of politi cal agitation, *nd this, we believe, is all that the South require of any politlcalj>arty of the Ncrth. Let the fugitive law stan^let slavery remain untouched in the District of Columbia; let the people of the' States and the Territories, present and prospective, settle the question of slavery for themselves. This is the policy of the Know Nothings. And yet their policy is not wholly that of non-intervention. They propose to intervene, not only against such foreign influences as Germans, or Irish, or Catholics, as a balance of power in our political elections; but against those foreign anti-slavery influences of Strat ford HouEe, and the British aristocracy ope rating here through such agencies as Mrs. Har riet Bcecher Stowe, and the abolition societies of which she is the annointed petticoat apostle. This very anti-slavery neutrality of the Know Nothings, though their pasty should include all the abolition coteries of Massachusetts, will re duoc them practically to passive obedience to the laws of the land and to the recognition of the rights of the South. That the Know Nothings will adhere to this neutrality plat form may be relied upon, for the moment they abandon it they will cease to exist as a national homogeneous organization. Mrs. Harriet Beeeher Stowe, therefore, is wel come to all that she can make of Gen. Wilson. Read her letter. She proclaims the anti-slave ry reaction at high tide water mark. So we think; and that the movement of this new Ame rican party is destined to absorb or overshadow the anti-slavery sentiment tn higher and more practical political issues. The election of Wil son and the re-election of Seward, and other recent Northern elections to the Senate, anti slavery though they may be, do not affect the national programme of the Know Nothings. According to General Wilson's letter they stand upon the compromises of the constitution, and upon the settlements of the slavery ques tion as they exist. Let the Know Nothings ad here to this programme, and a great and im portant victory will be theirB in 1856. Interesting and Imp^Bant Statistics op Emigration.? According to a public document laid before Congress tbe other day from tbe Department of State, there arrived in this country in 1854? the year just closed? from foreign parts, 460,474 persons, of which aggre gate, in round numbers, 328,000 were landed in New York. Of the whole number, there were 49,000 from tbe island of Great Britain, to *101,606 from Ireland? giving from the United Kingdom a total of 150,000, againat 206,000 from Germany. This is a remarkable revolution. Down to the last year or two, the Irish exodus far ex ceeded that from Germany and all the Conti nental States put together. Now we find the movement from Germany alone more than twice as large as tbe shipments from Irelatu^nd a third larger than the aggregate exports of all the British islands combined. On the other hand, onr accessions amount to 13,000 for the last year from France, to 13,000 from China? the Chinese coming in at San Franoisco, and the Frerch mostly at this port. These are ourious and suggestive facts. The email emigration from France naturally conveys the idea tbat tbe mass of the French people are comparatively happy and contented at home, preferring even their humble resources in France to all the temptations of prospective wealth and political promotion in the United States. This is a very striking proof, not only of a contented population of nearly forty mil lions, but of the popularity of tbe government of Louis Napoleon, notwithstanding the hazards of conscription (or the army. France thus ccntinucs strong, while Great Britain is wast ing away. But tbe most striking feature of these figures from the State Department is the overwhelm ing and increasing strength of tbe Germanic and tbe marked decline in the Irish emigra tion. \Vby is this? We presume that the dangers of a continental war, the pressure of taxation, tbe temptations of political and reli gious liberty, and our rich lands in the West, to say nothing of the temptations of lager bier saloons in our large cities, are bringing over thib mighty influx of the Teutonic and Saxon tribes to our shores. Tbe great decrease from Ireland, on the otter band, is partly due to the fact that old Erin has been exhausted of her heavy surplus by emigration and famine, heretofore ? that there is more work and more bread for the re maindcr at borne; and that there is a hope, though vague and indefinite, that "something may turn up" for Irish independence one of these days. Perbapr, also, the uprising of the Know Nothings on this ride may have operated, to some extent, as a check upon the Catholics in Ireland. At all events, the -Irish exodus ia rapidly subsiding, while that from Germany is rapidly swelling from month to month. Should this Rusi-ian war continue a year longer our reinforcements from Germany will probably be equal to three or four hundred thousand souls. Assuming that it will be three hundred thousand, and that each German emigrant, in cluding cash and baggage, is equal to tbe addi tion of two hundred doMarB to the active capi tal of the country, our German reinforcements of this year will be equivalent to an addition of sixty millions to our national wealtfe and prosperity. What say the Koow Nothing*? The Late Ciban Outbreak.? A flood of light is thrown on the late Cuban outbreak by a telegraphic despatch from Washington, pub lished elsewhere, from a person well acquaint ed with the subject. From this and other sources of information it appears that there were a short time ago in this country from eight to ten thousand men banded together for tbe purpose of invading Cuba. They then con sisted of various lodges, on tbe same principle as the Know Nothing lodges, sworn to se. cresy. That smoog the leaders were men connected with tbe government, and that those inevitable muskets of George Law's were of tbe party. That they were to have made the at tack in conjunction with tbe leading Creoles, about the 36th instant, and expected to have mastered sufficiently strong to overpower the resistance anticipated from the government and free tbe islaid from Spanish bondage. Such were the preparations atade. Unfor tunately notwithstanding the fidelity with which tie oath of society ww preserved by the rank and file of the expedition, the leading features of the conspiracy leaked oat, it is supposed, through the indiscretion of those among the confederates who hod relations with the ad ministration. Coming to the ears of Mr. Marcy, thej were instantly communicated by the Department of St.>te to the Spanish Embassy at Washington, whence special ad* -vice of the danger was of course despatch ed to Captain General Conoba with all speed. As it was known that rioh men In New York and New Orleans had advanced the ne cessary funds ? a million and a half oi dollars it is said? and that men were In r*adiaess to embark at both ports, vigilance was enjoined upon the United Stales officvw, and oue seizure was actually made. Meanwhile, however, Concha received the warning of the Spanish Minister about a fortnight before the landing was to be effected. The measures be took are notorious; and seem, from present appearances, to have nipped the inBurreotion in the bud. Wc are not informed of the amount of money actually expended by the financiers of tho expedition hero and at New Or leans, but from the progress which the movement bad made, H must have been, very large. Nor can we give the names of the leaders; though it is known that parties high in official station were among them. Whe ther Colonel Kinney was one, or not, has not yet been ascertained. The main fact, that nearly ten thousand men were enrolled, of whom one-third at least were in New York; and that they would have actu illy sailed had the secret not come to the ears of the govern ment, and from them to the Spanish authori ties, is enough for the p e?ent. British Dipiomacy in Njsw York. ? Consider able surprise has been caused by the silence of Lord Clarendon's newspaper in Wall street on

the subject of Mr. Case's speech in the Senate ; and some anxiety is felt in certain quarters lest the attack of the old Senator from Michi gan should have utterly disabled tbe champion of Great Britain. We bey to reassure John Bull and his friends: the Chevalier Webb is not dead but sleepeth ; or rather his silence it like the dead calm which precedes ths clap of thunder. To-day or to morrow, they may rely upon it, he will vindicate himself and demolish the Senator and other enemies of England in a trifling little article of six, seven, eight or perhaps ten of the ridiculously short columns of the Courier and Enquirer. This petty efTusioa which he is probably dashing ofT at this moment, will prove by syl logism, analogy, and documentary evidence that so far from being jealous of this country or hostile to American Interests, Great Britain : ie dying of love for us, and only seekB to clasp ns in her arms an brothers. Tte line ol argument chiefly relieil upon to establish this position will l?e, we axe permitted to say, of a somewhat personal character, and will rest on written documents of tbe highest authenticity. Those documents consist chiefly of Invitations to dinner, lunch, breakfast and other diplomatic repasts, and were addreseed to the Chevalier Webb by gentlemen whose names it is not expedient as yet to make public, and who will therefore be designated as Lord CI? r ? nd ? n, Lord P ? Im ? rsv? n, Lord J? hn R? ss? 1, and so forth. If these men, who, the writer will assure us, do really occu py leading positions in England, and are not ! nobodies as might be inferred from the oareiul | concealment of their names? if these men could ask the Chevalier Webb to breakfast acd dinner, as is proved by the written documents, how absurd it is to say that England is un frfetdly to the United States! Could Lord P ? lm ? ret? n offer the Chevalier a beefsteak, or Lord CI? r? nd? n let him get his legs un der his ancient mahogany, if there had been any design against the Un'jteO States on tbe part of England T The appearance of this fkieher Ib tot the cdy event which haters cf Er gland may shortly expect. It is understood that Mr. Crampton retires ; his office as Minister from England being transferred to New York and filled | by the Chevalier Webb. We think It hard on Mr. Crampton, who has icived his country so long and "0 faithf ally, to be re-call ed in this way, apparently withoai any fault of his; but tte times are troub:oa?, Lord Palmer ston does not like this country, a man cf nerve and superior to petty considerations ie required to defend British interests, and Washington is out cf the way . Mr. Barclay of course becomes head clerk of Mr. Webb's emDas^y, aud is ex pected to make himself generally useful at the Courier office. Already tte government of England seem to ccn?id?T the charge effected; for tbe British despatch age at brings from Liv erpool packages addreseed to the Chevalier Webb, sealed with the great seal ol Iba State Department. We are not informed wiat stimulus is vo be applied to the Cbevaliii Webb in the whape of emoluments. The British government is usual ly liberal to special diplomatic agents, though Mr. Webb's immediate predecessor? tho Cheva lier WikofT? was only paid the beggary turn of j?500 a year. We trust the Chevalier Webb has too high a sense of the value of American diplomacy to sell himself an] thing like a* cheap. ?Tmi*Tn?' Maiis.? lo addition to the ordinary aoC heavy dut:?? performed ly tte clerk* In the !'o*t OOloo, they were benefitted by tbe Muling tf the Atlantic on Wednecday lart, with a mail of 10 798 letter* and 39,306 ntwipt.perr, aad \j the arrival of tho IV lie two hour* iutj?e<4 uently, with ft mail of 112,122 let'em w' 21,854 new*p*pere. The Ceiliee (rtenmer* ars carrying tery Urge mails. KwiG!?ATioifS w TO* HiRJK* Cocm ? It * r.rreUly re ported that tne or more rf tto Jadgei. of :be Mar-ce Court kftve rengned cendit cully. What tbe pre: *e con dition* are we :ut ti' jreeent rtute if lip-ore true that ucrt tt?n cne Juige.reti.-ei from tli? bench, J - -ge McCarthy will ho ?eft uiUtnry and alone to Tied cate tbe dlfni'y of the Court, ?o for ae the on?e of tho TH-ne? is roicerned. The Resumption of Pmgt A {Jr. .or . CARD TO TBS PCBL1C. h TUoon, Sr. locis, Feb. 17, 1800. Wo are hippy to announce that our arrarneton..* "of the re-opening of on: tons* ore now toxjle'e, iu.u tbot on Monday mcrn.ng. February 19, wo thail restate the regular boolnteo oftur office. .... . . In making thi* aunourcemeni, we ia>ould do uj .? ice to oui deep tonte of obligation, did wo not embrace tho i opportunity it offer** of bearing public toetimooy to tbe kind conelderation mm! generoa* oympatay *o aofor u .y nxtudtr, to at lb? if?u? of our oard cl ritb Jonaary. Wo are not laeeacible to e.tLor t bo fact or ita tignificaaeo, that, daring tho oot.ro .etin of our toapene on, wo hare been aniivjeJ cy no maaifecta'.ien cf uneaoy ?oUcC*o*o ei dio..T*it.?n on tho tarl of our friend*; hut hare tho r other been sheered and encouraged by tho. r many proof* of una baud confidence. We hate no diopoeition, at the pre ?ent time, to moor to tho immediate cauno o| oar mi*, fort ne. Tto pirn .pal faeu M'O alieauf (Men .aid bef^co tho public, la tbe jcurnale of Mew Ifork aod 6t. Loulo, we are Mntoat ttat the *6x?(ub^3, wl.h out further e^tonMnt or eoMMnt on o-r part. *ho-ia prenojneo upon their character. 1 Ak l. k BjtOOft. 4 U draft* jrawn by ourhauieon Dtncao, flhcrnpao h Co. will to paid by tho "Bank of America," n?w York, thooo lien on Beaton, Philaleiphia *u<t ftiltl Boeo wiU bo pc<d either by no ot ty e r nofMNt <or . wkev they are ura'r -,d n otic a. THE LATEST SEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. Interesting from Washington. VlttT or OKN. OABfa' KUCEHT BPEBOIT? NEW COM' FL1CAT10NB IN OUB FOKKIGN IOLICY? THU NBW TOBK COLLBCTOXSBIP, ETC. WABmHOTOH, Feb 22, 1MB. Gtnfral Cass and the President had a lengthy inter i lew ytFterday scorning upon the (abject of the Gene ral's late speech in the Senate, which has canoed great excitement throughout the city. Some of his friends in the Senate and in the Bouse are finding fault with the General for thus long delaying his speech, whioh it U alleged will have the effect, notwithstanding the few days left Congress, to call up a debate to tie disadvan tage of bills that public interest required should have immediate attention. Shortly after the Pre*. dent's de parture, Secrr.ary Marcy called upon Senitw C*i?, and the two were closeted nnt.l a late Uour of the evening. There are various rnmors in circulation as to the mean ing of this unusual attention bestowed upon the Gene ral by the Presided and nis Secretary ho immediately aft. r the delivery of his speech, but nothing can be defi nitely known for a day or twe to corns. One th!ng, bow ever, is certain, that in concetti n with the threats of Lord Clarendon, Mr. Marcy is preparing to Mr. Buchanan a letter resetting to know the trne?objeet in view by the British government for center. ng ?o large a naval force in the American waters, and for explanation regarding E?glUh and l>ench interference with our affairs io .w'outh America and In the Facific. This letter is to anticipate a resolution about to be presented to the House calling for information upon the latter subject. The resolution will be replied to by sending a copy of the President's letter to Mr. Buchanan. Be sot surprised to learn, at the last moment, Congress voting to the President ten millions and upward of dollars, subject to his demand. The question is now before the Committee of Foreign Its lationb in the House, with every prospect of a unanimous conclusion. Marcy warmly advocates the necessity for inch an appropriation, and Senators Casr, Douglas and Mason stand ready to lend it their a: J. Each <iay brings forth its mystery. The anxiety of the President to prevent any overt act on the part of the American people that might lay the bic.s for loag liti gation, if net for a war, Is explainable in the dlseovcry, some time since made, that certain well-known Eagllih houses have been urging forwax l the Cuban enterprise, and offering to loan large Bams of money, while at the sane time every p&-ticular of the movements making have been forwarded to Cuba, and to the British Em bassy in this place. Following thin discovery, it now appears that our government was not wholly ignorant of the steps that were to be taken a getting up the re cent false alarm, and, if it did not lend its approval of the farce to be played, the result of the performance has in the fullest confirmed the government la the truth of its recent Information. A Cuban Invasion at the time the alarm was sounded would have terminated in a general slaughter, if not before the attempt at landing, at least after the landing, which, while evincing the weakness of the parties concerned, wo aid have created a furor throughout Europe, showing the treasonable designs of the United States government and justifying in the eyes of despotic powers an interference in American affairs. The announcement of the invasion came like a thunderclap upon the leaders of the contem plated enterprise, having in reality antlepated their movements about fourteen days. If it tild tot entirely kill off the enterprise, It is deferred to a time without date. To the President and Marsy is due the success, by the novel means related, of putting an end to an expeli tion involving the lots of life and the probable peace of a nation. Spain has cow no excuse for a non-jompllance with tii? ju?t demand! of the United States, which, if not shortly tettlef, the President may take more active measures, finding himself invented by Congress with additional power and full means to force from Spain the reparation now due from her wrongs. The ultimatum c? cur government has teen made known to the Spanish Embassy in tlii* city, for communication, and a copy of the same wil he carmd out hy Minister Dodge, with instructions for an immediate answer. It is an equal chance that before this tia.e six ninths our newly ap pointed Minister may find himielf in the land which he hae not yet left with the simple title of d".:/en. This thought struck Breckcnridge; and without the advan tage* of an outfit, and a return nlac thousand, the hazard was too great to be mad*. [^3 again repeat that a large newspaper sheet In jeur city having daily cirtnla: m Is virtus i!y the property of a British nobleman for the time being. 1 have to-day a further evidence of this fact In being shown a letter or ir.ckage to said person, with hii addretn anl the offi cial seal from the foreign office at London attached to it. This charge may seem frivolous, bnt in a few day* it may be la my power, over my own signature, to prove its truth. I aro strong in this belief? 1 should say in the knowledge of this fact? atd my proof ii at hand. The President has expressed a desire to bestow the of fice of Collector of the New Ycrk Ou stores upoo some j+:scn, not an adventurer, In your city, but ie not yet successful In finding hie tnau. Loud complaints have been made by your merchant* ae to the appointment to the offi je of men unknown to the mercantile com munity, and who invar 'Ably are made victim* for party purposes in giving away the offices under their control. This was the case with Bronstn, but more immediately with Kedfietd, who, not willing to witness the aiir.es*. general turn out that is to take place,, has rotolved to resign. This officer's resigning yci will recclltct, like that of other mportant statement! made by your eoireipcad?nt?, was contradicted by the govern ment organs throughout the country. The President has litened to the suggestions given In p*mn by several of your prominent merchants, recently her* on the "Fleh" bill, and Is determined to select a practical man for the place. Thin cut* off 'Walker, wbo ie un favorably regarded by his own party, the soft shells, wbo give him the credit of belag ready to join any sect where ihe spoil* can be turned to advantage. A report is current here that General Houston, while in yeur city, was wholly in the hands of the Cochrane clique. The charge of hie free soil, or abolition rent.mmti, are gaining ground here from this circumstance. I twve heard it remarked that he can be Preeuien. without Uie vote of a single clave State Protably so. TBI REORGANIZATION OF THR NAVY--TFE 7"tlA5 CREDITORS SILL ? RCMORRD CABIN IT CBASGKC, ETC., ETC. Washington, Feb. 22, J8i5. Mr. MaD'ry will call up hie bill for reorgac!ia< <m of the navy, with the Houac amendments, to-mcrrow, and it w.ll undoubtedly pass. Great credit ia awarded to Mr. Mal'ory for his efficient advocacy of tbie meaeure. The Texar delegation be'.leve that Terse will accept the ccLditione of the till just passed, for the {tymest of the creditors. The rumor that the Pn-ndest eUlveto the bill is discredited. The Railroad Iron bill, togetter with tbo j ropcsltlet for taking off the duty ?n wool of lese valae than twenty cente per poind, will be put upon the general appropri tien blH In the Senate '.f It fall* In the Hone*. Tbe ron bill pi 'iel by the Senate to-day cannot be reached 1c the House, and hence the neieeaity of tacaing il, to the apf repetition bill. P. j more of change* in the Cabinet 1st mediately after *le t. "lourament cf Congress are current E' ICTJON 0? OEFICRRS OP TDK NATIONAL MOf'LKRHT ASSOCIATION. WAanixoro.v, Feb. 22, 18SI. At the election to-day for two Vice Fret fiant*, Trea surer, Se-.rotary, and Board of Managers of tbe Wneh ngtcn National Monument Association, .tt Kc.cn No thing ticket waa elected by 765 votes out of 78b cast. The editor cf the American Organ wa? elected as one of tie Vice Pr?sidenta, and J. U M;?alla, latl A iditi - of ibe Treat ury, Treat uxer. DrITID 6TATR8 8CPHK11K CJURT. Washington, Feb. 22, 1615. Vo 72 John Charles Fremont, appeU mi, vs. Vni'ed States ? Hon. J. J. Crittenden conc)u?ed hi* argument for appellant. n'o. 14. Kli Ayr?e et al., appellant*, Ye. i. ram (*rv?r etal.? Cans* argued bv lion. 8. Adam* for ~ppej*nt' th* Attorney Ueneral fer appeileee. Marls* t*. mil adilfhia rrocR board Pinr.Aiirt phi a , Feb. 23, 18!A 9*0 ?? dull ail ?epr*ei*d to-day. Read ng, 37 Merri* Canal, llV; I<ong Island Railroad, 17J<; Pennayi van! a Railroad, 46j(; Pennsylvania State fiver, H7){. BALTIMORE (A7TLE MARKET Bai.tworr. Feb. 21 P*v*n hurlrert head beef cattle oflered, T50 driven eastward, and balacc* s ; W? ? prices veryief frcm $3 7 J to f!S 7^ on hoof. Th* demnn I fer hogs I* lee* active, and pr::ee have f alien off: ?al** W 76 to >7 2\ Nrw OiuaAif*, Feb 32, M1>S. Th* rec*ipt of th* Baltic'* n*w* h*r* hao an favor tt.le ef?et open the cetten market, caotjig a fee ng tt depression, and price* ar* weaker, but not qaot-aMp lower. Th* ?ale* to day asrouot to * 000 **>* Th* receipt* at all th* southern pert* le?* lean .'aet year i p to this t'm* are 304,000 hale*. Ciurubtok Feb. 91, MS?. Ostten market firm, at prleee ranr -g from "Si ? a ?>?. ThtBRlwtO-iiarmcWlHOtate* From the State Capital. ^ thb abjocbmmbmt? thb chanobb or th uqoo* % BILL IN THB BBNATB? WHO IS TO BB HEALTH OV F1CBB?? TBB CANAL APPOlHTBBNTfl? ATTEMPTED , BOBBBBT Of ASRBBBI.TMAll BEABINO AND LIBU?. GOV. RAYMOND ? JUDOB BBBBE A DETBCTI Vfc, ETC. Auiawt, Feb. 2*. ISM. Tli* House tc-day disagreed with the Hena/9 in the time for adjournment. A Committee of Conference will recommend to-morrow, which will likely be the time. The first of nest week the Leguiatare. will visit the Tea Governors. Tbe prohibitory law ia In the Senate. All eye* are turned toward* tbat conservative body. Though the tame bill wai tightly squeezed through that body last year, there are many doubti whether it oan be now Then some of the knowing whigs voted Mr it, not be cauie they desired its passage, bat on account of the well known fact that Governor Seymour woald veto it. Several who voted for the bill in the first iastanoe, de serted it after the veto. Some pains have been taken to aacertaln the strength of the bill this session, and, unless there is a v.oful mistake in the mute.-, it will not be able, an it came Trim the House, to acquire a majority of the Senate. It is likely tiiat iu furnishing the <-anvAS0 we may be Improperly exposing its condHiCua; suli, it la due to our reader* uu J the public to have the faou an they now appaiently exist They are, therefore, given:? Incite teLutoxs who are in favor of the pre sent bill and will vot? for it. are Messrs. llaiaey, Robert son, 7. Clark, Danfortb, Dirrance, Munroe, Bradford, Williams. Bishop, Butts, Goodwin, Walker? 12. TLo.-a ilouo'.ial are Messrs Spencer, Hop kins, Kic2:ards, Uitciico t, W. Clark, Dickinson, l'ut nain ? 7. Those decidedly opp'so.lare Messrs. Hutchin*, Barr, VUitney, Broods, Hunar.i, Watklu>, Sbirroll, Croeby, l'ratt, Yost, Storing, leaning, Field ? 13. in order to pats the bill it will be necessary that Ave of those supponei doubtful should vote for it Who art they .- Will they change the t ins for going into elVect from May until December? or is there dow no political exigency requiring the change, at last year? Above all, let there be no dodging amount the leaders of the domi nant party It Jias been promised an a plank in the plat* form. Will it be iaitl down/ Toe people are waiting. There is an excited time here among the whig* of this latitude, and especially those from the city ef New York, at the sigpp.'sed nomination oy the Governor of Doctor Thompson of this city, as lioiUth ollictr on Htaten Islsnd. This doctor joined tU" " Original Jacobs," and was high in tho order of Know Nothings. Sometime near the election last fall, he joined the Seward bogus order. He is brother in law c>f Mr. Speaker I ittlejohu. Tbe whigs of the city of Now York justly contend tbat tl.e office belongs to tbat city and vicinity, Bod teat it is highly unjust in the Governor to tbraet upon tfcetn a person from the country, merely because he holds rela tionship with the Speaker of t'.io Assembly. It is as serted too, without much qualification, that a brother of the Speaker in on tbe " slate" for harbor ataeter. The canal appointment* resulted a* anticipited. Every person suspected of voting for Mr. Uliaian was thrust aside. There are one or two exception* in locali ties ? where Seward whigs could not be found the silvern were retained. The appointment on tbe first section of the Erie Canal was not mat.)-. Charges are pending against tbe incumbent. Whether true or fahe, bis vote lat-t fall will condemn him last night an infamous attempt at robbery took place at Congress Hall. Mr. Sear.ng. uvinbir of Assembly, oc cupies lodgings at tbat hotel. Ho ha* been quite in ditpoted during the last two weeks, nnlhas ja?t recover ed Lis health sufficiently to remain an hoar or so in the House. Last evening, be retire! as usual, and, during the night, or about four o'clock this morning, a >*ok* and aroue from his couch. While standing in front of the fire grate, he discovered the foot of a person under his bed. He Immediately sprang to seize the burglar, a tussle ennued, when lie escaped from the grasp of Mr. Searing. Tho fellj* ran through the hafl to the r ?om which he occupied. An alarm was raised and the fellow ar rested. Ex-Judge Beebe, who was present, at once recog nised tbe rcgue as an old offender in the city of New York. This morning, upon being brought before tbe police, he gave tbe name of Baker an his, but as Mr. Ser.r.ng could not positively identify him, he was discharged. Subse quently he admitted to Mr. Munday, his compel, that he was the person found under Mr. Searing's bed. A few nights since Meat. Governor Raymoad'e reom wan al.fi entered, but the villain escaped upon tbe rustling of the bedclothes. TBE TOTE ON THE TLMPKRANCS BILL. Alua.ny, Peb. 22, 1866. In the vote upon the final passage of the Tfemperanco bill yesterday, Mr. Manuals' name was omitted amongst the negatives with whom he voted. Ihe a:tuai result therefore was, ayes, 80, noes, 46; absent, 3. Th# Iadltna United States Seuatorshlp. CuaiXRATl, Feb. 22, 1845. Tbe election for United State* Senator came up in the Indiana Legislature tvday. Tbe Senate elested I -aac i Blackford; the Home amended by inserting tbe name of tbe Hon. Joseph G. Marshall, and the Senate refusing to coocor in thin, great excitement was created. There In itile hope of a compromise being nia.de. The Connecticut Know Nothing State Con vention. Hartford, Conn., Teb. 22, 1*66. lb* Connecticut Know Nothing litate convention a? lembled here to day, and wu largely attended, about four hundred delegate* being prexent. Tbe *txe< t rumor is, that Wo. T. Miner, of xtamford, has been no ainated for Governor, and Wu. T. Field, of Pomfret, for Lieute raat Governor. CBbeinatoilal Nomination In Maine. Acocsta, Feb. 22, 1855. A republican convention waa held to dny, which was largely attended, and passed off with tbe greateit har mony and enthusiasm. Anion P. Merrill wu nominate*! fot Governor. The Mayoralty of titles. Unci, Feb. 22, 1866. Tbe Know Nothing! have nominated A. J. William* for Mayer. Movements of General Houston. BIS KBCBTT10N IN PROVIDENCE. Pbovtdbncb, Feb. 22, 18)3. General Houston arrived here last evening, en route for Boston. He wa* wa4ed upon by tbe Speaker of the Home of Representatives this morning, and invited to visit the Legiilature. but declined for want of tim*. lie left by tbe eleven o'clock train for Boston. gen. Houston's lecture on slavery in botton. Boston, Feb. 22, 1855. Th? Hon. Han Houston, before attending the "Na tive American Levee" at Fanuell nail, this evening, de livered a lecture on slavery at the Tremont Temple, to a large audience. The lecture hardly cane up to what wa* generally expected. Destructive Conflagrations. FIRE IN YARMOUTH, ME. Pobtla.td, Feb. 23, 1866. The store occupied by A. Storer, in Yarmouth, vu de stroyed by fire on Wednesday morning, together with his entire stock of dry goods. Insurance on lbs goods, $4,000; on the buiiiLcg, <000. B. Freeman, a lawyer, lost his library, kc. fcv LAMB FIXE IN CLIYSLANT). Clxv n.Aiir>, Feb. 22?8.30 I\ M. Tbe large brick block on tbe corner of Merrimtc and Casal street* I* now on fire. In tbe *tore of Flint k Harris, grocer*, on the north end, the content* are all cossamed. Lois not ascertained. A rOOR HOUSE BURNED. Buttalo, Feb. 21, 1855. The Erie county poor house waa destroyed by dre thi* at ming. The bouse contained six hundred inaaates, all of whom were removed without Injury, Tbe fire was communicated from a defect In tbe chimney. I s** not ascertained. The Weather at Chicago. Chicago, Feb. 22, 1144. Weather cold, with a furloni storm from tbe cortb; iccw fall:ng and drifting rapidly. Indignation of Young America In Jersey. ' TO THE EDITOR OP TUB NEW YORE HERALD. There !* a charm cosnscted with everythirgconsV.tat :*g our American nationality, and notwithstanding tbe many saying* of our wise one* to the contrary, tbe boy* cf tbe pr"*?n4. generation are a* staunch republi can* In friacip> a* were those of tbe gead old time* of '7d. tVj,ness tbe republican feeling displayed among our ju venile friend* on the Jersey side. The Stale fathers be .' og ra'.ter rem as in the article called patriotism, eon signed tbe janiOT portion or tbe community to tb? school rt< nr., then and theie, within tbe very sound of martial mue.c, to oon their JuUleesons, and wlali themselves ojt of doors, that they m ght assf?t in celebrating the birth - uay or tne i ather of onr neat republic. Ais? for human wisdom! Where I* the Stat* law that can bridle the republicsn spirit in tbe bosoms of oar Yo-usg Ameriesnst Where the child that can stop to learn the dull rule* of grammsr while every impulse of bis nature prompts him to be abruad, celebrating 'hie treat national ilajf Led by tbe feeling* of his patriotic near, ae forgets his school, joins the celebration. asd In the ei iterance of hi* joy i* as happy a* bis elder bro tuer* ?bo have sot before tbem the fear ef the account to be settled text day within the sobool room. T*1.! us so longer that the spirit of patriotism l? de generating. F.ven Is Jersey the better feelings of every ebild'* b*ar' *wak?n at the r-elehrstino ef tc? asc-vsr sarv of the birthday of free loin's Father, and ia the ex I r.?. n of tbe'r radiant eountwaaaees >? ? So r . d the sentiment, 'Long live America, the land of tbe Tr+*." KAYLtNO. A Mew Village ? Vssooa.OaUrio'eotintj, S. Y., ha*, by s vote of it* 'nutkitaaU, become so incorporate I vl'lege r nd?r tbe earn*, style and title of tbe " Vtl'sge of rneip?." Trial or Alfred Fti br. -Ths tri?? of thieroxn fee tbe murder cf bis wi's commenced at 8yra<-n*e ?n tbe 1Mb nst rws isye were exhausted -a obta bjb? b jaey ,