new york Gerald. JAMKS OORDOl", UEKHETT. PROPRIETOR '^yD EpiroR. fTVTTS M. W. CORNER 'jp nASPAF AND FTLTON 8TS Volume XJ.." No. 11 AM'jSEMENTS TfllS evening. BROADW^y THEATRE, Broadway? Evae**-Oblio? BOWERY THEATRE. Bowery? ThbR BSE? America* Eyed Sv saw. BURTON'S THEATRE, Chamb?ri Serious Fami *iT ? Jma. Toodlks. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway-Two Ca* Play AT THAT GAKI-tHl STOOH TO CO?<ll'CK. AMERICAN MDSEUJI? Afternoon-noT Coai- Icka md s Comb. Evening? Uostiiv the Out Poucs? Thb ?oviLt Bedded Room. WOOD'S MINSTRELS? Mechanics' Hall? 472 Broadway. BUCKLEY'S OrERA UOl/PE, 53S Broadway? Buck ICY 1 BtIIIOFIAN Oi'tBA Troupe. EMPIRE BALL, flW Broadway? Panorama or Europe. New York, Monduy, March 13, 1855. To Advertiser*, ffce pressure of advertisements created by the demonte M Mie spring trade, necessitates a greater stringency in -Mur offlee regulation!* as to the latest period of their re action. Of our present average or advertisements, ap yaooehhng close to a thousand per day , the groater por tkm i dees not reach us before a late hour of the evening, for the future, if the pressure continues, we ihall be MMjwlled to postpone to tho following day the publica tion of all advertisements which are not delivered before ? P. M. By adhering to this rule our gettieg to press vfll be much facilitated, and our readers enabled to re lative their paper at an earlier hour of the morning. Malls for Europe. mi NEW TOU HERALD? EDITION FOR BfROPB. the Cunard mail steamship Canada, Capt, Stone, will leave Boston on Wednesday; at 12 o'clock, for Liverpool. The European moils will close in this city at a quarter 40 two o'elock this afternoon. The Herald (printed in English and French) will be published at ten o'clock this morning. Single eopiea to wrappers, sixpence. Boheeriptions and advertisements for any edition of ?Ike New Yore Herald will be received at the following -yiooes in Burepe ? Uttkrpool.. John Hunter, No. 2 Paradise street. Bkwbon Edwards, Sandford & Co., No. 17 Cornhill " Wm. Thomas & Co., No. 19 Catharine street PAJU8 .Livingston, Wells ft Co., 8 Place de la Bourse Hie contents of the European edition of the Herald *01 enArace the newB received by moil and telegraph at the efice during the previous week, and to the boar of pabheation. The News. Neither the steamer Pacific, for this port, nor fee Africa, doe at Halifax, from Liverpool, had made their appearance at one o'clock this morning. The steamship Illinois arrived at this pert last evening from Aspinwall, bringing later news from Can Francisco, the Sandwich Islands, Acapulco, -the Booth Pacific, New Granada, Aspinwall, and Kingston, Ja. Tbe dates are? flaa Franciioo Feb. IS Aeapulco Feb. 22 Honolulu Jan. 27 Puatia March 2 Valparaiso....... Feb. 1 ?alao Feb. 11 Aspinwall March 2 ? _ Kingston Feb. 26 The news from all these points iB intensely inte resting. Oar California files bring np the pro gramme of the new political party, whose ultedor Assigns are supposed to aim at the formation of a gnat Western republic. For the present this pro ject is kept in abeyance anvil certain objects are at tained, which, it iB hoped, will prepare the public Mind of the Btate for the consummation of this grand political scheme. The new organization has adopted the designation of the " Pacific American Party," and the measures which it proposes lmme lately to carry out may be thus briefly summed up: ? larger delegation from the Pacific States in Congress; Oregon and California to De urgauu&ou ?to Rtates at once: California to be divided, and two States made out of her Territory; the Sandwich Islands and Sonorato be annexed, and as much mori ef tbe territory of Mexico as can be conquered or purchased; kLd finally, out of the whole of the territories on tl>e Pacific coast in our possesiion and Is be thus acquired, six States are to be created in stead of one. The financial features of the plan are equally bold and comprehensive in their chara -ter, and aim directly at the independence of the new confederation. It Is stated that several of the most talented and distinguished citizens of California are in favor of the new movement. There had beeu no ?lection for United States Senator, but a despatch Iran Sacramento, date! the 15th, stated that an other effort would be made next day to postpone the election, and If that failed Mr. G win wiuld oe elected. The Illinois brings $1,217,876 in gold dust BO freight, whlh is a further falling off from tbe nsual semi monthly shipmnt. The miners com plained of a lack of water, but the new discoveries ea Kern river hsd created a lively interest, and large numbers were going to the new diggings Trade continued depressed. The news from the Sand rich Islands is impor tant. The King has dlscjatlnued the negotiations for the annexation of the i?lands to tae United States. Captain Bailey, of the aloop-of war St. Mary's, transmitted a strong protest to a remark of tte King in a proclamation issued Dec. 28, in which be stated that the naval force of the United States would be employed in protecting his sovereignty A special messenger, with despatches relative to these matters, was landed from the Illinois at Nor folk, where she put in for coal, who proceeded to Washington. Intelligence of the safety of tho clip per ship Jihn I^tnd, Capt. Howes, from Boitm for San Francisco, is received. We give ali the particu lars respecting ber in another cjlumti. Our correspondent at Acapuioo furnishes ns an account of the movements of the revolutionary army, and some extracts from a I jtter of Gen. Moreno. Alvarez was rapidly advan Ing, and it was expe ted that the revolution would be' successfully closed by tbe last of April. Aca uloo has been declared a frte port to all whaleship*? a measure of great Im portance to those engaged in the whale fishery. From Valparaiso we have the agreeable n?ws of the safe arrival of the sloop-of-war Decatur, about which so much anxiety has been felt far several Weeks pvt. The John Adams and 8t. Lawrence ware aim. n port. The Massachusetts wm at Callao on the 8th ult. Chill remained perfectly tranquil. Tie revolution in Peru was at an end. The ques ?? tk>n of the Piebidency occupied the public mind, Oen. CastUla, tbe leader of the revolutionary party, ' having refused tbe post. %The assembling of the Bjliv'an Congress created ^ifidfrable excitement In that cou-itry. Belza ^Ajetermlned to retire to private life, and Senor Bnatill" ?wcul11 appointed to preatde over a com sulttT! c" ministers, in whose hands the executive nnthoriffJ wouId 1)6 !od?ed Tbe ?aw c fllcer of the New Granadian govern ment Bum pronounced the law authorizing the levy of ^ tai on passengers crossing the Isthmus illegal M<* cont-ary to the constitution. Great r(ll)4piaint is made of the high rates of freight de glided by the railroad company. ?he news from Jamaica is unimportant. The -apers are filled with reports of parliamentary debates on tbe condition of tbe island, all in the mum lugubrious tone that has chara:terized eu;h discussions for the past twenty years. Some starting developments were made yester day, in rtference to the late tragedy at Stanwix Hail. By referring to another co nmn it will be eeen that Baker has to ? certainty, almost, escaped from the ctnntry, In a brig bound for the Canary Islands. From recent investigations before City Judge Stuait, It appears that a number of persons have aided in the escape of Baker. A councilman and a poJfoeman ar?, it is alleged, included in the number. The inquest was continue 1 yesterday, and w?s, after ie?eral hours sw??ioi , vljinrned tr Ml Weovn Jajr mraifii ue*x, wien it is hop*d tfctca* will be oon eluded. It ia the intention of the mU? riues to send a steamship in pursuit of tbe vessel in which Baker escaped. An alleged charge of extortion in the offioe of the Receiver of Texas was brought before the Board of Supervisors last evening. The oorrespondenos between Mayor Wood and Mr. Harvey Hart, in rela ting thereto, will b? fooid in the report of the pr> oeedings. The subject of the want of proper aosom 1 modation for the city grand jury was brought be fore the Supervisors and referred to the Baard of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen were in session last evening. A resolution tendering the hospitalities of the city to the members ot the Legislature was adopted, and a comopjttee of four appointed to do tbe honors. The Board non- concurred with th) Council ia making the term of leases tor wharves one year instead, of five. An invitation from toe Ttn Govern ore to join in the visit to the public in stitutions wui accepted, of course. Tbe Board of Councilman met last evening, and transacted considerable routine business, tne par ticuiare of wnicb ma; be found in our report. A communication and resolution from tbe Chamber of Commerce, urging the eiec'.ion of the proposed new public buildings on tbe Bite of the Oil City Hail, in the Park, on the ground of faoilitating the legal and commercial business cf the oity, ? as received and reterred to the appropriate committee. Dealers in cotton yesterday were waiting later foreign news. The sales only reached about 500 a 600 bales, without Chang* in prices. Flour con tinued firm, with a fair amount of sales. Southern brands were firmer, with a good demand. Cana dian was unchanged. Wheat was quiet, oelng in light supply, and held above tbe views of bayers. Corn was firm, with moderate sales. New mess pork sold in lo a at $16 75 a $16; old mess, at $14 25, and new prime, at $14 37. Beef was firm. Sales of good Chicago repacked were made at $16. There was no change of moment in other articles of trade. The Know Nothings of Virginia hold a State Conventional Manchester during the present week to nominate candidates for 8 'ate officers. The Know Nothings or Bangor, Me., elected tbeir ticket for municipal officers yesterday by six hun dred majority. The steamboat Santa Clans succeeded in forcing her way up the North river as iar as R judoat yes terday. Above Newbnrg, however, the river was filled with floating ice, rendering navigation very dangerous. By way of Charleston, S. C., we have some items of news from Nassau, N. P., to the 17th ult., which may be found elsewhere. A communication in another column contains a vivid description of a fire in the pine woods of South Carolina, on Friday last, along the line of the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad. A vast amount of property has been destroyed, and it is feared that portions of the railroad have been da maged to such an extent as to seriously interrupt travelling. Tlie Oxtrml Con ft re nee? The Admin lit ration and Cuba? Accuracy of the New York He rald's Scwfc We take some credit to ourselves for haviag been tbe means of dragging to light the cor respondence relative to the Ostend Conference, notwithstanding the unwillingness of the ad ministration and the effortB which were unceas ingly made by their organs to induce the public to believe that no such correspondence was in existence. On the 7th of November last we announced that the result of the Conference at Ostend bad been received by the President, in the form of a joint despatch, signed by Messrs. Buchanan, Mason and Soule, and that the pur port ot it was, that we should at once ac quire Cuba, either by pure'"*" ????>*? 1MCa" cum 01 saicy. immediately upon our an nouncement, wc were assailed by the organs of tne administration with the customary abuse which stands in place of argument with tho.-e sheets, and by the small fry which is jealously snarling at our heels on all occasion*. Nor was this all: the Eurcpean journals, headed by the London Times, assured their readers that the whole statcm- nt was a fabrication, aud that no conference whatever had taken place. But notwithstanding all the efforts which were made by the administration to induce the public to suppose that the Ostend Conference was a myth, created in our office, when Con gress met it was found that a large number of members of the House of Representatives were not deceived by these representations, but, hav ing faith in the accuracy of our announcement, enme to Washington determined to force the President to lay the facts officially before the country. A resolution calling for the corres pondence was therefore introduced by Mr. Sol lers, ot Md., and after a fierce opposition on the part t*f the peculiar friends of the Cabinet, it was at length referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, in the hope that it would remain buried there, as alt matters relating to Cuba had been permitted to do duriag the whole of the previous session. On the 9th and 10th of January, believing that oil inquiry into the matter had been prac tically defeated by the reference above al luded to, wc procecdtd to give "a brief, | comprehei sive and reliable narrative of all the transactions which led to the calling of the conference, as well as the events which bad subsequently taken place.'' Iu these articles wc briefly stated all the incidents pre vious to the calling of the conlermice, th<? sub stance of the joint despatch, the reply to that despatch, in which the administration backed down completely from their previous policy in favor of the acquisition of Cuba, aud the fact that Mr. Soul? had resigned. Our statements were again contradicted by the organs cf 'he administration, an<i it was only a week atter wards, when Mr. Breckenridge's nomination was sent to the Senate "as Minister to Spain, vice Soulc. resigned," that the truth of the extraordinary devclopements wc ha<l made Irre sistibly impressed itself upon the minds of all, notwithstanding the mendacious falsehoods of the hireling press, and the semi-oftkial contra dictions which bad be?n sown broadcast. In order to -how the perfect accuracy of our statements, even down to Ihe minutest details, wo this morn ing re publish the articles alluded to. It will be s* en they were written with a full knowledge of all the facts, and in keeping with our pro mise at the time, of giving "a plain statement, free Irom bias." Indeed, fo palpable did H be ci mi that we published the facts in the case, that the Committee on Foreign Relations were shamed i at of the course which they bad laid down for their guidance, ami forthwith reported back the resolution of inquiry which had for Wetks been locked up, and it wof passed unani mously. True to to their instincts-, t>?e administration, which had not scrupled to direct th<ir stipen diaries to publish column upon column of falseh( od, so as if possible to impress the public with the belief that the Nkw York Hkk.u.d had deceived then, had not the manliness when tho call was made to meet it at once. Nor wa* it till the last day of the session that 'hey could Fcrcw their courage up softie fcrtly to send the correspondence to Congress? too to eiUitr boute to act upon It, but fortunately not ^ ^ to have it ordered to ^ printed Md laid beforo the co-antry. We uk our readers to perus^, jt attentively, and they will find such a r'^cord 0j shame on the part of Mr. Pierce p,ud hie Cabinet as will make them j bl'Ven, and csase to wonder at the lamentable truth that whilst at home the administration is viewed with indignation, abroad it excites no higher feeling then contempt, unmixed and overwhelming. Mr. Soule accepted th? mission to Spain up on the express understanding, as he took occa sion to place on record, that the acquisition of Cuba was the great point to be attained. Pre vious to hiB acceptance he had long and fre quent interviews with the President, and be ore leaving Washington he wrote out his views iully. This despatch the administration did not see fit to include in the correspondence sent to Congress, for obvious reasons ; bat it is in the State Department, and may yet find its way into print. It will more completely show, if such a thing is possible, the traitorous de sertion of principle which has taken place on the port of the President, and the cruelty with which Mr. Soule was sacrificed when a coward ly retreat had been determined upon. The changed policy of theCabimet as regards Cuba, was brought about by Mr. Marcy, osten sibly on the ground that the whole North was in a blaze beoause of the Nebraska bill, and that if the acquisition of Cuba were persisted in, the abolitionists would carry everything before them, and the administration would be swept away and annihilated by the flood. What an admirable system of checks and balances! First, the South is conciliated by forcing the repeal of the Missouri compromise ; then the North is quieted by smothering the patriotic pulsations of the Cubans. Nor is this all : Fear lul that the South might be exasperated when it was discovered that the Cuba policy had been abandoned, the President hastened to prove he was truly a national man. Accord ingly he vetoed the French spoliation bill, the claimants under which are principal ly Northern men ; and he sanctioned the Texas debt bill, a Southern mea sure. He vetoed the bill to improve the St. Clair flats in the Detroit river, and he sanctioned a similar bill for the improvement of the Cape Fear river, in North Carolina. Principle has nothing to do with the conduct of affairs at Washington? all is expediency, of the most contemptible character. It will be remembered that ju?it before the meeting of Congress, it was stated by our Washington correspondents that changes in the Cabinet were talked of, and that there was a strong probability Mr. Marcy would retire from the State Department. This division in the Cabinet was in consequence of Marcy 's de termination to abandon Cuba. It was suppos ed that if anything could infuse spirit into Mr. Pierce, it would be the dishonorable course which Mr. Marcy insisted upon. But the feeble nature of the President soon gave way , and the Secretary of State continued to be the governing mind of the administration, moulding Mr. Pierce to any form he chose. From the day, a few weeks after the formation of the Cabinet, when Marcy dashed his portfolio in the President'* face, at a Cabinet meeting, and when Daniel S. Dickinson O n t*vv? Jn a/1 ilav o - XX - . tor of this Port, to the present hour, he has kept Pierce under his thumb. Poor Pierce, frightened at the idea that his Secretary of State migkt leave, at once sent Guthrie to beg him to resume his place at the council board; and he did so, with the know ledge that all he had to do for the future was to play the buljy to achieve success. It the shuffling of the administration has only the effect of postponing the freedom of Cuba, bad as the evil already done has been, it may jet be retrieved. Unfortunately, however, there is reason to fear that the chains of the Cubans have been rivetted with a ten-fold power. The evidence that England and France have become parties to Spanish policy is too plain to be resisted; and that policy is the abo litionizing the inland. and thus rendering it a curse to itself and a foul blot on humanity. General Concha, in his memoirs, speaking of the landing of Lopez, declares that he con siders all the Creoles disaffected, and that if the necessity had arisen, he would not have hesitated in arming the negroes. And to prove that he in in earnest? that this was no idle threat? he has recently enrolled n,oic than one black regiment, and the work fooB on. Spurn, weak and powerless, has easily fallen into the hands of Eaglaad ?a power which has never let slip an opportu nity to do us a wrong, or attempt to check our advance and prosperity. To use the lan guage of Mr Soule since his return, Spain never would have dared to throw herself into the arms of EngUnd but for the weakne-s dis plti) ed by the American government? a woak ne>e all the more galling, since Cuba, like a ripe npple, would ere thi? h ive dropped into our lap. if the advice contained in the joint despatch from Aixla Cbapdle had been carried out. Even the poor excuse of ignorance canno*. | avail Mr. Pierce, for be knows that, for the first time, the people of (Juoa are organized and aimed, and that the slightest evidence of aid frt m without is all that is nece^ary. It is at such a crisis that the country learns that the vaultings of the a<*rami8t ration for a jear aud a half ?re row changed to p?acetul marmurs; that the outrages to our flag and on our citi zens must be submitted to; and that the inso lenc? of Spain, instead of being curbed, will for the future go unrestrained, prompted by the conviction that the American government has m&k so low that even a lit ? h rate pow?>rcan irsi.lt and injure us without thn frar of being called upon for reJrcss. Such is the depth of d> jtia'latiou which th? present administration has reached; ond if there is a iower deep, the 1 utiiic maj rc.?t well as-ured Mr. Pierce and ?bis associates will j*t sound it. Thk Two New Partieh ? Tub New lUiir siiirk Election ? Th- two new parties may be designated ns the new American party and the new confederal d nigger party- the first under th< managt ment of the Know Nothings, and upon their Union and constitutional platform; the other under the seditious auspices ofSeward and the trie soil remaii.s of the administration spoils paity. Tlus far. the Know Nothings have prov. rd th( motives mi er'.or to the new n gger coalition party, in the majority of the various t- wn elections room* the country ; and this day the American organization will try their stiength in New Hampshire. The excitement is very great there on both sides? the conlesi. is life or death to the spoils democracy, and we awa t the result with considerable interest Two United States Senators depend upon it, j OiJi Belt CoidKO 0OT IN dnZl AlTAHM*? I We underhand that Ole Ball is preparing a full I ftu<\ graphic statement of his connection and relation with the Opera management which recently terminated in such a sudden explosion. It seems that Ole Bull has been associated during the last two years with Strakosch, in va rious musical enterprises, and lately in the same connection ^rth Maretzek. Some months since, the association of these three artists gave rise to negotiations with Mr. Phalen, which re sulted in the assumption by Ole Bull of the management of the Opera. But the explosion, consequent upon the resolutions passed by Ma retzek and the company in the saloon of the Academy, has left a stain upon the character of Ole Bull, which he will endeavor to remove by
a full relation of facts, supported by evidence which cannot be controverted. We understand that this itatement will reveal the whole extent of Ole Bull's connection with Strakosch and Maretzek, both before and during the season at the Academy, and will form the most interesting chapter in operatic history which has taken place in New York since the unhappy and unfortunate explosion of the Fry management at Astor place. II seems, also, that by the recent transactions at the Academy, Ole Bull has been a considero: ble loser. It is true that many artists have not been fully pud their salaries? others have been; but the great loser is Ole Bull himself, who has lost, or will lose before matters are settled up, between fifteen and twenty thou sand dollars. By1 evidence already given by Ole Bull in court, it appears that eight thou sand dollars in one batch went to Europe under the charge of Strakosch, and no account has ever been made of it. We always believed Ole Bull to be a highly honorable and oorrect man. He may be ex citable at times, and somewhat visionary, as many artists are. He may have made some mistakes in his operatic management; but not withstanding the very inflammatory resolutions passed by Maretzek and the company, at the meeting in the saloon of the Academy, we hesitate to believe that he iB the impostor and cheat which they represent him. Let Ole Bull como out and unbosom himself? give all the facts relative to his connection with Strakosch and Maretzek. It is the only means by which he can regain his former character as a man and position as an artist. Let us therefore await his statement. In the meantime, we would ask, is the Opera to be revived or not T Where are the directors ? The Administration and its Back- out Fo reign Folict. ? The foreign policy of this ad ministration may be briefly styled a bold and dashing back out policy. For examples? Mar ey's tans culotte manifesto upon coats and breeches has been ignominiously abandoned. It was a complete back out? not a patch of it is left. His formidable Koszta pronuncia menio, which for a time made all the despots of Europe tremble in their old shoes, was drop ped upon the first test question, and he has since backed out in half a dozen cases, call ing for protection upon this Koszta platform. The back out from the original Cuba policy of the administration, however, upon which we were promised the island " in less than bIa ?nniim, ' ii at) oern tha dim Hnffront and treacherous back out of all. In all these transactions, especially the last, we have the most painful illustrations of the inde cision and imbecility of Mr. Pierce, and of the cool, methodical treachery and selfish inconsis tency of Marcy. We see, also, the power of Marcy over the President, in moving him for ward and pulling him back at his pleasure ? a mere automaton in the bands of a juggler. Upon one item, however, of its foreign po licy, the administration has stuck to its origi nal filibustering programme. We allude to the bombardment of Grey town. To be sure, that was a lawless and cowardly act, but it was ex actly on a par with the original red republican and buccaneering instructions ot Dudley Mann and the original policy of Mr. Pierce, upon di plomatic costume, absconding refugees and the Cuba question. In fact, the only decisive stroke ofMr. Pierce's foreign schedule has been the bombardment and burning of Grey town ; and the expenses of that illumination will fall upon Guthrie. What comes next? Soithern Direct Thade? Cotton Confer ence AT Aix La Ciiafelle. ? It will be seen by & letter elsewhere in these columns, from Wash ington, that the cotton growers of the South are resolved upon direct trade with Europe; that, to this end, they contemplate sending out a lot of volunteer diplomats to the princip*! European Powers; and that, for the purpose of a grand covp d'etat, these cotton diplomats, following the example of the late Cuban con ference, are to meet in convention at Aix la Chaptlle, for the final arrangement of their di rect trade and free trade policy. Very well. We piet.ume that these volunteer ambassadors from the cotton growers, should they secure no thing else, will at least secure their expenses to the Crystal Palace exhibition at Paris, and ii our Southern planters are willing to accom modate these gentlemen thus far, we have no objection. This Southern theory of direct trade, however, is a (hllacy. The laws of trade regu late thcmseTffe, and until the transportation of exports and imports between Europe and the United States can be done at less cost and In le*s time between our Southern ports and those ot England and Frunce. than it can be done be. twe<n New York and Liverpool and Havre, all the? e Southern conventions and all this South ern diplomacy will amount to nothing. ? Tint tells the whole story." The Gardner Claim ? A Suspicious Pie< e of Business.? It appears that the resolution which passed Congress in August last, request ing the President to institute proceedings in law arid equity against all such agents, attor neys and confederates as may have assisted in 1 prosecuting the fraudulent claims of George A Gardner and John H. Mears, has never offi i cially rcached the President to this day. This, wo believe, was a Home resolution, and aa such was under the charge of Forney, the Clerk. Why did be fail to communicate it to I the President? Was he alto a party to this Gnidner conspiracy! and if so, has he been puilty of suppressing this resolution of the Ifcuse ? If guilty, as we understand the laws, he is clearly a subject for the District peniten tiary. We call upon the Washington Union for an I explanation of this mysterious transaction. As lor these Gardner and Mears claims, and the outstanding balances due the treasury, we bate bo doubt they will be thoroughly ov r hauled by the next Congress. What sayi feme j T Tn N?* roue* Ba^-rtri1Mom rou. TIClAtfS. ? The Lieutenant tended to write > a le*'^ ^ M|fW Ww4,lar^ plj to.hls hone* pr()te8t a^aaatbe aewiwwdy Police bil^ before the Legislature. HwW Rr^fflt>nd, M usual, deals largely la twaddle, and In that tmalLbeer c Up- trap o i a moadaj and pettifogging politician. He le plead ing the cause of the primary elect! oa row dies. They bare served him a good torn, for all that we know, and may be aaeful hereaf ter. The greater Seward Ajax of the TVihrn calls the Lieutenant-Governor '-a little Til lain, M and we are not sure bat that, touching his political tactics, the appellation le well be stowed. It ia difficult to ooaceire how aa honest man, with the experience of Raymond concerning the rum and ruSaniem which Ua*e so long controlled the politics of thia city could approve the paseage of this aew poUoe bill, tor it ia substantially a bill to legalize ruffianism, to fix upon us by law' the eepreaM controlling power ?f the bloody ruAaas of the Stanwix Hall tragedy and their aeencletes. under the thin disguise of a popular reform. But the approval of this new bill i>y Master Raymond is perfectly consistent with the ar ticle of his newspaper organ here, justifying and eulogizing the late proceedings here, canonizing rowdyinm, and formally maturat ing a Reign of Terror. Such are the tactics of the Broadway House politicians, and of the . "little villain," so called, who speaks by aa tbority of the Lieutenant-Governor. Well, we must be patient; but were there any other than a Seward majority in our Legislature we should appeal to them to strengthen the hands of onr Mayor instead of weakening them, and to concentrate the supreme supervision of all our executive departments in that offioer. Thus our city government would conform to the structure of our federal government, of which the President, touching all exeoutive matters, is the supreme and responsible head. But as it is, we can only aBk of our Seward law makers at Albany to spare this community the law of terrorism of the new police bill, and to let Mayor Wood alone. If hia hands must be kept tied up, do not gag him, and turn ruffian ism loose upon the city. Tax us, fix upon us a horde of peculators and spoilsmen, let filth and garbage accumulate in our streets, give us up to plunder, dirt and pestilence, if it must be so; but spare us a police corps nominated by ruf fians and assassins, spare our lives and proper ty from the mercy of legalized cut-throats and burglars, and we shall be thankful. At all events, don't give us this new police bill in advance of the Maine Liquor law. Stop their grog, if you will; but don't, for the sake of decency, and for charity's sake, pass a law to turn off oar present police corps, and to sub stitute euch specimens as ex-policeman Baker. We are quite sure that a large majority of this community do not desire the re election of Baker. On the contrary, in the face of the Lieutenant-Governor, we feel authorized to say that oar citizens are opposed to the guar dianship of such men as Baker, and the rest of the participants in the bloody frolic at Stan wix Hall. Don't inflict upon us this new police bill. _________ THE LATEST 1KB W 8. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. IVon-Ar rival of th? European Steamers. Halifax, March 12?11 P. M. We have not jet received any tidings of the ateamer Pacific or Africa. The weather ia mild and pleasant. Impoitant from Washington* THE RUSSIAN WAR? OPINIONS AT BT. PETEKSnCRO WITH REGARD TO THE CHANCES OF PEACE ?CONDI TIONS ALONE ON WHICH THE EMPEROR WILL AC CEPT IT? THE czar's AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT. Washi>oto!?, March 12, 1861, I bare learned from the Russian embassy here that no expectation* are entertained at St. I'eteriburg ef peace being concluded in the courae of the ensuing summer. The hefes derived from the Vienna conference have, therefore, a (lender foandation. I understand that there are upwards of 300,000 Russian troops in the Cri mea, between Sebastopol and Perekop, and 40,000 at the other side of the isthmus, within a short distance of it. The Russian government will never make peace unless the principal demands urged by IfenschikolT, at Con stantinople, are agreed upon, and the Greek church placed, in all respects, upon the same footing aa the Latin. There is one condition, if It be Insisted upon by the Allies, upon which RnsHa will remain firm, and that is with regard to the reduction of her nary. She will in crease rather than diminish the amount of her nival foree. With regard to the abandonment of Sebastopol, from what I can learn, no great obstacles will be offered to sueh a stipulation? that is provided that Rusrla be properly indemnified for tho sacrifice. Her readiness to concede this point is explained by tho fact that the Emperor has for a long time past entertained the pro ject of fortifying KafTa or Theodosia, which lies directly acrots the Peninsu'a, towards the South, and is intended to be the termi nus of the Moscow Railroad. The fortifications to be trected here will be stronger than those of Sebastopol, and will in other respects be more reliable from their contiguity to the Circassian coast. Frem what I have heard at the embassy, there is no doubt as to the fact of the President's having received an autograph letter from the Czar. The letter did not, it is true, contain any political information; it was merely of a complimentary character, and gave expres sion to the friendly feeling* entertained by the Emperor towards this country. It confirmed, howsver, the report of important disclosures having been made through the Russian Embaisy to our governmsnt. All the former accounts of the Importance of these disclosure* are sub stantially correct, and may bow be jiositively affirmed. From WMhlngton. INDIAN LAND riUCHASES? St'ICIDE OF A YOUNG WOMAN. Wamjinotox, Marrh 12, 1856. We have had quite a delegation fur the past month of tie Ch'ef* of the Chippewas ?nd Winnebago Indians, who have just concluded a treaty for the disposal of their l*nd* weitof I-ake Superior. They had an interview with the President and Commissioner of Indian Affairs on Friday last, when Falmouth, a Pillager Chippewa, told the lTesident " That two great men there met ; that tlie whites were often accused of chetting the Indians, but that this time the Indians had cheated the Commissioner ; for they had sold blm a tract of land for a good deal of money which was worth but little." At this the President and Commissioner laughed heartily, and the Chiefs took their departure, well pleased with their interview with the Great Father. In the proceedings of the Senate towards the close of tbe session, an error crept into the telegraphic report, which made it appear that Mr. Stuart had opposed the bill for the improvement of I-ake llarbor*, whereas it should have been that be reported that bill from the | C< n.mittio cn Commerce. last night a mained daughter of Mr. Wales, one of the Capitol police, left home very mysteriously, and was this morning eaily found in a neighbor's kitchen, with her threat cut. Life wa* extinct when the body was discovered, and the instrument of death, a raxor, lay be side her. The ?fTair i? shrouoed in mystery. Ihe de ceased wa* highly accomplished and much esteemed. Democratic Nomination for Congress In Virginia. Baltimore, March 12, 1866. Tht democrats of the Second Congressional district of Virginia have renominated John M Niillson for Congress. Navigation on the North River. RonihHT, March 12, 1M6. The steswr Santa Claus, ef Thomas Cornell's line, Arrived here this mortrttg The csptsln r?por*e con sider* hie quantities ef between th-s place aud Nee ***. SL un-ri' * '??????*.? i.4ni a.u7S\ j tai iMlwri to try m4 i mm Tto uma aiea af U* eraw ??re tot? off by a Mto taH TW abtf koto* u*#iMar, tat tor Mia ul ?IM bmii w |M*' (Tto w? A OMfav la * food *if?f Ml u rn mn <w eight mn tU u4 ^ 1min< IB hrtna Mw '*rr? iraaiMa <* akowt J, 100 baiaa oot %r? aad t.Ttt kite, wb?rt n? probably ?J? ami la Bwtw | Tto actoaaor AaMa ton, raBee, ?f Mi (MB NartoOl tor rtliB >WI mMw tl tow? % ui la a 'atol ioea. Crav Mi erga ?wL Mto *m M?) fill >1??M Md IT bega aartba. A taptok toi rtjnNlk af tto llth had a ?nr? g*ia n *at?r4ay , t?4 the mia ?? impaaaahte frwa inft eaov. Ai?h?i aar m aatora nxttot'WIWt Ugfct Tto hart Caliterate, tr*m Mav Tart tor torn, vHh 1.414 b?aae oi ea gar. mt aatora a* Ma na?> i?ria| tto (ate Tto cim vara ail nwi atiap) ?aa an, ?to alW|Ui to toad as ? apar Tto aaaato toi W%aC A Urge elup sad aaatker nan I. totb aakaewm, an aatora tea mdee (wttor torn. Tto acbaaaar BaajaMia, from Nev tart tor hal|irt, with a large ef touf u< eora, to aikaw a* Wanaa'a 0?*a, aad toa bilged. Tto ?tew vara aaaad by aaeaaa af a toa ftaaa tto abaca. Tto rrtooaar feaMh Tattle, (M Baatoa tar Nm York, vith a carta af toay aa I aara, u atoa aahor* at Wartaa'a Oaea. Aaattor doafatab fraaa Hyawath aaya tto aMp above afatiaart la aat aatora, tot at aatoar, vith tor Mart* cut aara; Aa aflray oacaned yaatarrtay i af tto chip Lady batoik, bauad tar Hatoto. ni killed, aad four Baa vara ai-raatod aad braaght baak to tbla aity. A bra it aaow atona rlaitod tto Oa*i aa fridar aight, aad tto tare fiaaa Baatoa tar fcuvatabta, as Natarday afternooa. ooaM proceed aa farttor ttoa HlAOtotora, aa account of tba deep iaa? Tto iklp aatora ar aKkarai off Plymouth, la aappaead to be Ue Hadeoa, af Mow Tart, from toriaaak tar Boatoa, aa aka waa eerea no i lee aatora af t*a ebip Waa. A. Cooper when tba gala rwmmaarad. Tto ataaaMK ?> I. Forbaa baa baan aaat to tor aaaiataaea. Tto auppoead dieaaaated ably below Plymouth taiaa out to ba tba brig Uayward, froaa Havana for Boatoa' anchored oil tba Moaumeat, Pljaeeuth, duriag '-bo gala of Paturday , aad cat away bar maata to heap fal goiag aatora. Ska waa Ukaa la tow tbla aooo by tto ? toa mar Acorn, from Sandwich, aad broaght bar* Tto Aeora raporta no wjuara riggod raaaala aatora batwaaa Hy moatb and Sandwich Tba achoooara Baajaaaln, froaa Naw Tart tar taatyart, and Uic Pmitb, Tuttla. from iloatoa for Nov Tart, aaa bigb aad dry at low wator. Ttoir oargaaa ara katag landed In a damagod atota. Tba car ico of tto bark Ca'.ifaraJa la laatu^d la N?v York. Oaiwt, L L, Marak U, IIM. Tba aebooner Emparor, (of Ouliford, Caaa.,) fraaa Madiaon, Conn., rama aakora oa Malford'a ladga at tAia placa on Saturday arralng, 10tk mat., at balf-paat T o'clock, and want aatiraly to pioaaa vitAia toa or ftftaaa ninutaa ; and aad to ralata, Captaia c hapman. Mr. ItoJtft, tba owner, a Scotchman aad a negro boy, vara ItoaM diatoly drowned or killed by tbe fragveata of tka wreak or cargo ; tbe mate, Mr. Browa, la tba oaly aurriror of all on board. Tbe bodiee of all tto loet tor* been ra corercil, and an inqntat beld by tbaUOroaar Tbe xloop Village Halle laarpa tbla harbor thie (IN? day) afternoon, to take tb* rraaama to liuilford. Tba cargo of hoop polaa, bay aad papar, ta atrewn aloag tba abore for aome dlatonce. ?ortuaataly, Captain l.uthar TuthiU, of tbia place, waa watrhing tbe B>?T?aa*aU at the Emperor, or Mr. Brown would bare alao boea Loet. aa be would hare perlahed in a faa aawutoa without aid Tba wind waa blowing a gale N. N. W. , aad very cold. From AHaatnjr. TU* rnonrairuKi Law in thk (I IN ATI ? A CALL TO TBI BOMS OP TlarOUNC*. Ataixr. March 12, l$6B. k Tbe Preaident of tbe New York state Temp?ranee So. ciety baa laaued tba following call to tto frlaada of tem perance throughout the 8tala:_ The prohibitory liquor law ia ia danger. Let all teir. ? perance men who ran do ao rally at tba Capitol L>t thoae who cannot rome meet atbome and forward tb-ir rcaclutiona imiDfdiately to their ri iireapntatirea in 'he No time khould b?- loat lh? orleia ia at band. The bill may be ahorn of ita ?t.-?ngtb, or eulirelr lu.t nnleac ita frlenda rally to ita aupport. ' From ttoaton. thi Canada's mails? rnt cuarlbs kivbh RAIL ROADS Boston, March 12, 1?66. The Canada Mil* (?nm here at 10 o'clock ob Wedae* da; morning . Her mail* will cloM at 8 A. M. In the Senate, to day, the C'rmmitte* ?u Railroad* and Canal* reported on th* petition of th* Cliarle* Rver Railroad a bill author* zi of the rorporatioa to alter their locality, and extend their lis* to *om* point on th? Rhode Island boundary convenient for a junction with the New York Central Railroad Movement* of the Know Notblnfi. KNOW NOTUINO STATIC CONVENTION IN VIRGINIA. lUiTiauKK. March 12, 1H65. The Know Nothing* of Virginia will hold a convention on Tuesday or Wedneaday neit, at Winchester, Virgiaia, to nominate candidate* for Htata oflcer*. KNOW NOTHING VICTORY IN BANGOR Banoor, March 12, ISS6. At the maniclpal election to day, J. T K. Flay wood, Know Nothilg, (alrn on Uie citiieae' ticket,) wan rVutg Mayor. The rote atood? Hey wood, 1,364), W. H. Mill*, 760. The Aldermen and Councilmea ar* elected la the name ratio. Navigation of the Weatem Rivera Cincinnati, March 0, 1*55. Witliin the past few day* we have had eoplou* rain* which ha* caused the river to ri*e *ome foar feet, and enable maDy *teimer* to get afloat that wet* agroaad on the numerous bar* in the Ohio river. There waa * report in the city yesterday that the eteamer (tardea City, bound to T'lttabiirg, had get agronnd, and the lo* had caused much damage to her and cargo There ??, how?ver, no foundatioa for inch a report. The river la now free from Ice. Large Fire In Weaton, Mlaaonrt. Ill k?alo, March 11. 1MI. On the 7th Inst. a large fir* occurred at Weatoa, Ml? eouri, by which two block*, In Dye and Market street*, in the business part of the .city, were destroyed, ami many of the merchant* there are heavy loaar* Th* 1 <?< I* estimated at ??i0,000 The ins o ranee ia not stated. Peraonnl Intelligence. ARRIVAL!*. At the Metropolitan ? Hun Chaa. E Stewart, V>?kl|aa; Major E. A I'pUi'B, U. S A.; Win. Ilollyday, Phiiadelp na; Judge Tahiti, Tex a.; Go. C. Ballon, R. I C. M. Mial.ee, lie >ton; G. B. M-iid.n, San 1'ranciaco; J R. Prleatty, P*.; A. Dnlal Haws, Maryland. Attho St. Nlchtlis Judge A. O. P. NiehoUon, Wa-k inston; R?v. S. McKi/un, I., bc l.-tanl; lluo. litie . mul. ?. Waahiir-ton; < ol. Thomas M< Barney, Illinois; r 1 A M. Whipple, l". S. A.; Hob. S. T Jaiu-e, Te?*?. Juljf" A' I ott, NarLvillc, Tvnnrnee; II. n. J. Williams, UoetvB; Lntit. Allen, V. 9. AH' ?' I W at n, V.t.iaia At the Irviar ? lion. F. *? I'uiii.nt, At any. II n T J. I). Fuller, Maim-; Ju.lce I ur la i>ud lauuly, Washington; I) Hartcn, h<e?i||lr; E < ham ' ? rlal i, Saraur h, K r. S. Psters, St. I.oui*. Mo.; II. Met oimiek, IVan , Prof J. Terrey, liuriinghun, Vt. From California tit A?rlawell, in tteamehlp Illia ia? U m moleMri.lit. Jr. I* Mel, "ot. ('apt Itual, I>r 1 mea, Mr Cavendt.l., A J Aalator., li W I ? 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Mafheua, Mi^a ^ C Medleni v. Mra P Hail and two infante, Mr N el ion sad wlf". Miss M I art in, V i - * S A Knn?, Mra K A l.cavitt rndehlld, Mia J P Pl( meBt, Mm Mary Thon r?on, Mr. Jan** ltnrt'.ry, Mlaa Mary A Stanton, Mi a Ami W ioda, Mrt S Mr l aur litir. A llntahtn* S R <>a banm, II c N'ew.-otaK J Ckurchlll J Itcnnatt, 11 l< an, I n?k.r, M M Lonahlia, P M Pru'V t I ?(fe. Mra ( ath h- t Mi . ( .ith I arr II. I? .lull an lwlf' Mra "ary l ea and f ? inf*n!a, Chaa Vu'in/ anJ .on, M wis K V?n N' -a, II F ><>?<???. i) J Th ntt, M Keir iipj . II P Jud- n W li Scott, II K. t.'hnrn, llnah Gillan (!??> W Vahaffj, C U Dun an. Oee II, .rtaa, J Wierh. JNiJ. B R*lly, A <i Town ? r 4 .1 t.ane. J..I n Aheaty, C Hartw?il. J M Npracl e, Ceo Parker, J Plna Wm Halaey. Wm k-el-r. A I' Bradley. H C-.V, Mr liar n, A I> its >o I i. , Mwd I avail aad wife Wm Wilt- M illen I wife. R (> Heafe. N Wti.nlow. Ml Wlnal"W. N Wool ;ry, Edw.l Mor\n. S S I tlon A Conn lly. I? Jawaa, J -n ? I ?it en, Mr Wiry llomal, Vra (I Maria a I Inlaot. fr* II Starlaa' ?' two et 'Mr n ?!rv I >a-i:.ta. t> GaJ ,n - I? ,iR tl iarr, W ... i:s >n. H ... T.ii r, Mi W I r1 Mr \ Frrd, 1* I < rJ, F-.rd, Jae iMra,. ant (I I .t a ' a* ae l eife, tie? ;"mith. S II la.B.y Vttltou, aad a fall mu-pUjuifct ia u?