Newspaper of The New York Herald, 30 Mart 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 30 Mart 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. J/1111 O OR O0W ?BRI1TT, FROPB1ETOR AND EDITOR. Hue a. v. CORKER OF PASOA!! AJf? Rft IKHMtt. >'"* ?? advamt. ?;/. DAILY Hy.RALlh l tentt yrr ropv?T! p*r annum. H'UKL y HERALD tmtr v S,itnrd.>* at oentt por m or $3 Mrr (maim. (A? ?urof?-m fcrflfwn S4 J>rr jnu* Ejty yart u/ Or tat Britain, and 9b to any part of At Con 0mrm) both to n(M< potta l-i. fUl. UNTAX. Y CORRESPONDENCE, .obtaining impor tmn t nom, tolirilod from ??y tjunrt*r of '*? ??rM ?tf S? Ubrratly paid for. (Sf? OvB Con kick CoBBKaron MKK 111 PtlTICt'LilLT IKCUTCITO RIAL 1U> liXI 9MU MB PAClAerS im HI. VMM XX H<r 88 AMUSEMENTS THIS EYXNINQ. J5T8 ACADEMY or MUSIC, r??rtc?Btb atrMt-BwoLrrTO. AS WAT TBBATBE, Br?k4waj? Himr -Good ?num. ?OWBRT THEATRB, B?*vj-IK?Hl>-AT?Li>inii ?OK TON'S THEATRE, CktnMl HwH-Tm Sniov* Vmw-Tmslu. ALUCl'8 TBEATEE. Imlmj-TucMl Tivoir WALI ?4Uw jlCAN MUSEUM? AfWrnocB?TBUTM -IcaAsOD'f Mv?unc ? CORSICA!* B HOT-BBS II. WOOD'S MIN9TEBLS, MMbanMi' HbU? ?7> Bim*?bj. ?OflLTT'S OPERA BOBSB. 190 Br<?4vaj-Bc? kM*i lnaorui Ofbba Tboufb. HBHAM'S BURLESQUE OPERA BOUSE, US Bioad ''Innun rnnMAnou. HALL, 696 Broadway? Pawo* a?a ?? EvBOfB. W?w York. Saturday, Hank 30, W6i. r? The Hewn, Hp eigne of the Canard steamer Asia at Halifax ay ft) laat evening. She is now in her thirteenth day mi from Liverpool. The agent of the Asso lirtca Press informs n? that "the line east of Back vWe, N. B., was cut Thursday afternoon, in a sferefch of sixty miles. Hen were sent oat to re pair the wires, and the whole distance was tra versed ever in about three honrs. The line was pot to or <let; but in less thin half an hour it was again cat. Consequently we have no tidings froai w?h?bb later than seven o'olock Thursday evening." Oar news from Albany is ex'.eediogly important. The crude financial schemes of the administration, especially the project of ro impoalng tolls upon tattreada, meet with strong opposition. The le adore ?f our State government are too weak to mike headway against the powerful and compact forces of ttte railroad interest. Convinced of this, Gov araor Clark's helpers have held a caucus, and determined to submit the embarrassing question* af financial policy to a cocunitt:e, who will aeasider and report upon the feasibility of textog railroads, or banks and insurance companies, and the imposition of a direot tax. It appears also that, in viow of the do* oer*i/) ty straitened condition of the Stite Treasury, and to order to favor ulterior designs, Mr. Bevud and Window Weed, and ther aiders aad abators in plate and schemes, financial and politic*!, have held a eecrct meeting at Albany, aad taken upon themselves the task of relieving tne administration af all farther trouble with reference to measures for ?uppijing the deficiency in the revenue. The p-a: prepocedby the conchve of outside wirepullers is aim ply tc amend the oonstituticn so aa to withdraw the canal revenues from the general l'uud, and to im poae a direct tax of one and a-half mill par dollar al personal and real estate. This, of course, would met the viewa ot tbe railroad men aid the Wok aad huuranoe men, and would leav j the entire c& aal fond open to rapacious and unsirnpuloos spoila nu. The basis having been agreed upon, re-nla tfons to carry out these plans will be submitted to teeLegitlature in a few days. In tbe moantims, tee bills providing for toll* on railroads and impov teg a rail tax are nndsr consult ration, to be modi fied as circumstances may suggest. The New York Harbor Encroachment bill passed Ae Asrembly yesterday, by a vote of 88 to 8. Nothing farther of importance transpired in either brauch of tee Legislature. Tbe steamship Philadelphia arrivel at this port teat night, with Havana dates to the 23d Ids! The letter of our correspondent, containing the latest news, is published in another column. Rimon Plato, c'.lef of the conspirators, suffered deato by tee garrote on. the 22d. He protested his innocence ta tbe last. Cadatao and Pinelo it was anpposed would be sentenced to ten years in the chain gang to Africa. There is no other political news of im portance. Reports of great distress in all parts of tee island, owing to the long-sontinned drought, were prevalent, acd business generally wa* ex fcemely dull. Mayor Wood is advised of tbe shipment of an other party of foreigners to this port, who will, in all probability, on arriving, become a publio charge. Tbe) are Swiss, three hundred and twenty in nuio her; and a Swiss newspaper isthe authority given, te confirmation of the opinion of the American Consul, for stating that they are of tbe pooreit paaple in tbe commune from wfcenoe they come The correspondence relative to this matter is given to another oolumn. The Mayor will no doubt take meaearej to prevent the introduction into our city af a elans of persons so undesirable. The temperance men and their opponents, in New Jersey, have had a hard batt'e in the Legisla ture of that State daring its present session. Having apparently exhausted the subject, the Senate has finally postponed the further consideration of the prohibitory bill to tbe next session. In Wisconsin, where the Governor recently stopped the enac'jnent af a coercive law, by the interposition of the veto power, the Legislature Have passed a bill of very stringent provisions by a two-thirds vote. The fi lal vote en the Liquor bill in the New York Senate, will he taken on Tuesday next. We understand that extensive arrangements are being made at ?oheksn and Jersey City, to eutertain tbe thirsty travellers from New York, who may be induoed to visit those agulah localities after the first of May. Hue, perhape, accounts for the postponement of the Jem j tew. The market for ootlon yesterdiy favored pur iftlMn, though holder* wen disposed to await the ?wit of the Aate'* news doe at Halifax. The sn'es (?kneed about 800 to 1,000 bale*. Floor continued tea, with tree aalee, especially in Southern and Ca Milni brands. The transaction* included some lota far export to the British province*, in parcel*, to the teeal and Eastern trade. Pair quality Southern white wheat sold at %1 43. Corn waa *saroe and flaa, white price* ranged from 97c. to f L Pork wa* team, and oioaed at $14 37 a 114 60 for old mm, ?ad tit 16 a tie 37 for new mes*. Other article* of paevteiona were in fair demand at steady price*. Freights to English and French port* were rathar siaek. 800 to 1,000 bale* of cotton were taken far Liverpool at 6-33d. and 3-16d., and 20,000 boahels oen o* private term*, wither with *mall lot* bacon, lard, and pork, the two former at L5*. per tea. Mayer Wood is carrying on hie rtformatory me* ?are* with a strong and unsparing hand. List sight the police arrested bat few abandoned womea !? the street*, the examples of the two previous evenings having served to keep them within door*. A pesse at offi-ers made a descent upon a gambling establishment in Broadway, an! arrested the pro prietor and half a dozen others, and also seised the Implement* of the gamesters. James T. Brady, Esq., deilrered a lecture last evening, on the " Influence of useful inventions on eeeial life," before the Mechanics' Institute. Mayor David 9. Manners, of Jersey City, waa last evening nominated for re-eieetion, by a numerously attended meeting of his fellowcltlsens. Prom Kingston (Jamaica) we have flies to the 8th of March. The new* U not important, as the pa pen are filled with tbe uaual report* of th ) destitu ttea of the Chinese immigrant*, notices of the gene ral decline of tbe platting Interests, and of petty total squabble* in the Legislature. Great excite prevailed in Kirgrtcn, o?irg to the cvicticn, by ft drcm tt the (tart of Chaac?ry, ol tie ag gregation ol Um Eftal Queen street Bap's- chapeJ from their pla* ?f worship. Tbe p?pla ie=t*lei the execution of the wrtt, when the miilia'y ^ police were called out, who, ftfter the rit>i nc . wke read, charged tbe crowd ud floftlly uupsrued ri. Revtiend W. C&rtlsie bed been elec'^1 Moderator of the Preabyterian Sjnod. Tbe ittiian oper* ma closed. The liquor deaten ol this city have determined to test the constitutionality of the ordmaaw: prohibit ing tbe traffic in ardent spinte on Sunday. Tne points of law upon which the defendant rely are tally stated in cor teport, published einewbere, of ibe proceedings yesteriay in the c?? ol the pr> prietor ol French's Hotel, before Justice Oabons. Tbe Board of Aidermtn met last evening, hut the proceedings present no feature of general interest Tbe nomination of Mr* John McLeod Murphy as a city suivejor, by the Comniseicner of StreeM. wm received and unanimously confirmed. A special meeting of the Cid1t?! Deajcuic Union waa held last evening, in Tammany HalL Tbe President or the Union, John Cxhrane, Esq., and a large number of de&ratea, were pceaent. Kestloticis on the subject of oar relatwna with Spain were uBanimoualy pftsaed. Toey will be foDcd, with other proceedings ol the meeting, In another column. An Extra tkaslon of C ongrt? UabtitH Co* saltations? True Foiley of Mr. Pk-rte-Tlw XecesaHMa of the CrUls. Our advices from Washington today in form ue that there hae been a third Cabinet consultation npon the question of an extra session of Congress, in view of our critical re latioDs with Spain-, and that there is a strong probability that certain recent and very offen sive transactions of the Cuban authorities will decide the wavering mind of the President in favor of this extra convocation of the two home*. We are glad to bear it. We hope that Mr. Pierce will act accordingly, and cut short this taDgled gordiau knot of the Cuban imbroglio, by an early call of Congress, aud the submission of tbe whole matter to the representative? of the States and the people. Fresh from the people, they will be fully competent to act in accordance with the ends of justice, and the reasonable wishes and expectations ol the country. The time is auspicious? ths crisis demands action? the subject matter to be con sidered hae been tried in cv^ry shape and form, b> tbe Executive department, through the me dium of diplomacy, without the slightest prac tical result, except the indignant return of Mr. Soule and the publication of his correspon dence. ThiB iB a result, we admit, of some importance ; for it haB served to enligten the public mind concerning the polr.y of Spain, the machinations of England aud France, and "the manifest destiny" of Cuba, which, unless we shall act promptly and decisively, will be a "manifest'" European balance ol power iu the Gulf of Mexico. But the ghost of the Van Buren extra session of 1837, and the spectre of the Harrison extra cefsion of 1841, here rise up and confront the administration. Mr. Pierce remembers the disastrous failure of the Van Buren experiment, and the still more rapidly ruinous consequences tfe the Harrison regime at Washington, and throughout the country , of the extra session ol 1841. Yet we admoniBb our present adminis tration that these precedents afford no occasion for alarm. Neither of them bears the slightest analogy to the exigencies and tbe present policy of Mr. Pierce. Let ub briefly explain. When Mr. Van Buren came into power in 1837, the financial policy of General Jackson, resulting from the downfall of the United States Bank, had brought upon the country a general revulsion. Fir-t, the government deposits, sonm twenty-five or thirty millions, were taken from the United States Bank, under Old Hickory 'b revolutionary system, and fanned out among the State banks. These banks were next, after the downfall of ?' the monster," encouraged to supply its place, and to act npon these deposits as so mnch of a solid specie basis to their available means. And what were the results? The country wa* Hooded with bank piper, and the wildest spe culations ran riot over the land. Then an act was passed distributing the surplus revenue among the States. The p* t banks, called npon to disgorge the first instalment, began to shake in the knees. Bank paper bccame question able stuff. Large purchases were then being made by settlers of the Western public landB. Government, to protect itself, required that all money in payment for lauds and for duties should be specie. The effect was electrical. The explosion was universal. The binlu throughout the country suspended, a general crash of mercantile and business failures suc ceeded; and thus Van Buren, two mouths from hie Inauguration, found himuelf in the midst of the great revulsion of '37. What was to be done? Tbe country looked to government for relief, and instant relief. The idea was preposterous; it was utterly out of the question; but the people were impatient, and some thing must be done. Among other applications, a numerous committee from the city of New York waited upon the President, and requested him to rescind the specie circu lar, to defer suits upon unpaid bonds, and to call an extra session of Congress. They stated that the value of their real estate had, in six months, depreciated some forty millions of dollars; that within two months there bad been two hundred and fifty large busi ness failures in New York ; that within the same limit their local stocks had de clined twenty millions in value; that the mer chandise in their warehouses had declined fall thirty per cent; that within a few weeks twenty thousand of our working people had been thrown out of employment; and that, in tact, "the errors of our rulers had produced a wider desolation than the pottilence (1832) which de populated our streets, or tbe conflagration (1835 J which laid them in ashes." This was a sample of the numerous petitions from all quarters for an extra session, and the result was the extra session of September, 1837. A few palliative measures were passed; tbe sub-treasury passed the Senate, but was re jected by the House. The people were disap pointed. Congress had given them no positive relief; and though the administration rallied a little in 1838-'39, the President, his administra tion, his Congress, his party and his policy wore ail swept away by the tremendous popn lar rt action of 1840. Without that extra ses sion the result would have been tbe same. The crash had come, and tbe consequences were in evitable. Nothing could have given immediate relief, and nothing could have saved the ad ministration. The extra session of General Harrison, of the 3 1st May, 1841. was tbe result of the con tinuance of the evils ot the financial explosion o' '37. rbey were working out their own so lution; but the whig party had promised a | epeedier remedy, and they, too, were re ! quired to net immediately. The whig Con gress net. Gen. Hu-rieon in the meantime had died, and thus John Tyler became President of the United State* under the new whig regime. The party, in the canvass at 1840, had de nounced a United States Bank as " an obsolete idea;" bat when brought up for action, they could devise no other expedient oi relief than to para a bankrupt. law, to repeal the Sub Treaaury, pawed the year before, under Mr. Van Bnren, and to establish another national bank. A general bankrupt law was passed, the Sub-Treasury was repealed ; but upon the main question, after a most exciting and bard fought battle between Mr. Clay and the Presi dent, two experiments at a national bank were swamped by the inexorable Captain Tyler. There was a sudden and terrible party explo sion . Captain Tyler was read out of the whig church? they had caught a Tartar and lost the government; and thus the great victorious oar nival of 1M0 collapsed in the extra session ef '41. But it was not the extra session of '37 that caused the downfall of Van Bur en and the de mocracy. It wae the explosion of Old Hickory's financial system, under the man pledged to "follow in the footsteps of his illustrious pre decessor." Nor was it the call of an extra seosion which destroyed the whig administra tion of '41. It was the death of Harrison, the treachery of the whig party in the canvass of 1840, on the bank question, and their folly in attempting to use Captain Tyler as a bank man, after having elected him as an anti-bank man, that broke them to pieces. We therefore repeat, that the disastrous pre cedents of 1837 and 1841 suggest no cause of alarm in reference to an extra session in 1855. There is no analogy between either of those cases and this oi Mr. Pierce. His position, and all the circumstances of his position, are en tirely different from either. He has no party to be sacrificed ia Congress ? none in the coun try?they are already lost. He is not at the begiBning, but is approaching the end of bis term- aDd has nothing to lose; for surely, as matters now stand, he can tave no aspira'LuB for the succession. Nor is he called upon to give relief against a financial revulsion, the evils of which can only be remedied by time, eeonomy, and the fixed laws of trade. Van Buren and Harrison were required to attempt impossibilities, and of course they failed. We arc aware that a superficial and superstitious idea has prevailed among politicians from these precedents ? that an extra session, like the be ginning of a journey on Friday, is sure to be attended with bad luck ? we are apprised that the feeble mind of Mr. Pierce may share in this ignorant feeling of superstition; but let the oc casion justify it, and there is positive safety in the cull of an extra session of Congress to a bold man in the position of Mr. Pierce. Look at it. It is eight months yet to the regular assembling of Congress. Within this interval there m?y poss.bly be peace in Europe, and such an attempted " ba lance of power" in the Gulf of Mexico as will drive us to war. Mr. Pierce can lose no thing, for he has already lost everything. The Congress which he will call together is not of bis party. Neither he nor the democracy will be responsible for its acta. Let him recommend the dashing policy of reprisals against Spain, and let this new opposition Congress reject it, if they dare. If they concur, they sustain the administration., and lift him at once on his feet. II they demur, he has an appeal to the people, and may depend upon it The case is clear. The administration must consent to die out like a tallow candle, leaving nothing but an un 'pleasant stench and sputttring in the socket, or in adopting this bold American policy in volved in an extra session, flame up at once in a brilliant and glorious illumination. As we must have an American balance of power in our own waters, sooner or later, peace or war, we plead for the present crisis in the call of an extra session. Marcy is Baid to be with us. We c til upon him, then, confidentially, to get up another Cabinet council, and then and there to read the inaugural, the Koszta letter, and this article, to Mr. Pierce, and urge him to stand bis ground and electrify the coun try. Now is the time. Amendment to the Banking Law. ? The bill now pendiog before the Legislature will, if it becomes a law, throw a great obstacle In th3 way of tbe extension of banks. It provides that the Superintendent shall not take bonds and mortgages for over half their expressed value, 1 and then issue notes upon them at the rate of eighty cents to the dollar. We do not know that this restriction can do any harm, as bonds and mortgages are always a fluctuating kind of property. But if the amendment has been sug gested by the losses incurred by the banking department under the administration ot St. John, it is a mistake. These were caused by the injudicious manner in which the mortgages were forced to sale, not by any decline in their real value. It would be possible, by trying vi gorously to keep the sale secret, and holding it in some desert place, to sell the Astor House at auction for half its value; this is what St. John did with tbe mortgages. Dka.td ano Burial of the Recruiting Scheme. From all accounts it appears that the scheme for recruiting the British army in this country has been a total failure. The recruiting offices in New York were killed dead as King David by a quiet visit from our reporter. In Boston we hear of fifty able-bodied men being shipped; but it ia stated, probally with truth, that they are to be "navvies" net soldiers; and even if not, what can Great Britain do with fifty men ? In Philadelphia, a few batches of men, a dozen at a time, have been arretted as recruits, and the police of that city seem determined not to allow the business to go on there. Altogether we thmk it safe to say that hitherto Great Bri? tain has failed. In this country a man is not mere food for powder and shot. And an able bodied Briton or G?rman who throws up his chaccesbere, and goes to the Crimea to fight the battles of European monarchs, richly deserves to come back minu' a leg or an arm. SorTHERN Uwo>. ? The Charleston Mercury and other Southern papers are discussing the proposition of a inion by tbe Southern States tor political purposes. They are late in the field. They ouglt to have moved in the mat ter, as we admonished them, over a year ago. Now, the all-perrading and mysterious Know Nothings have nude tip their minds to provide for the South as well as the North. The old fogy party organs of the South will, perhaps, di-covtr this a day or ft^ro after tbe Virginia election. Two months grace yet Don't be alarme?. Tub Two Q&eat Mjkabvub at Auiaxt.? T*e two great and absorbing measures before the Legislature are the Maine Liquor law and tbe bill to nullify tbe Fugitive Slave law and the constitution of the United States. Tbe liquor question bas created an intense excitement among some of the leading temperance cham pions abont Albany, but there is a prospect that all sorts of grog will be stopped, search and seizure included, as a necessary experi ment to satisfy the rural districts. Tbe bill to nullity tbe Fugitive Slave law is kept in the back ground. Mr. Phelps may have been too fast in allowing bis seal to outrun bis discre tion. We suspect that Mr. Seward did not in tend that an act of sedition and disunion so bold as this Bhould be brought forward for a year or two yet to come. Perhaps, however, tbe presence of the new American party may have driven him to desperation. For all that we know, this nullification bill may be his bantling, of which Mr. Phelps is the godfather. We must wait a little. They are counting noses. If the bill is taken up, and an attempt is made to push it through, there is danger in it. But if they keep it quiet, we may rely they have had a count, and that the noses fall short. But what will our German fellow citizens think of constitutional liberty with an interdict upon their lager bier? Prepare for tbe worst. The Prophecy op the Czar's Death.? As usual after great events, a prophet turns up who proves to the satisfaction of every one tbat he foretold the death of Nicholas of Rus sia several years ago, and was right as to time. This seer is a Doctor Granville, tolerably well known to the travelling world as the an thor of one or more worts on the Spas of Ger many. of a book on St. Petersburg, whers he resided for some time, and of smaller contribu tions to tbe lield of letters. Thanks to his book on the Spas, Doctor Granville ha9 achieved a reputation which his prediction of the Cztr's death will not materially increase. He is a man of mature years, and has a grown up family. Bis eldest daughter is Madame de Margue rites, a lady well known in tbe fashionable circles of New York, and in whose honor graml parties were given in Fifth avenue some three or four years ago. It will be a satisfaction to those who did their little possible to honor tbe daughter, to know that tbe father may now be ranked among the prophets. Tiie New Bounty Land Arrr. ? It appears from the Washington Union, that the following arc the estimates of tbe public landj which will be absorbed by the new bounty land bill:? Acre*. tO. OW) application for 80 acre* each 4,800,000 125,000 do. 120 do 15,000,000 Pbort t*rvic?, (lem than one month and over fourteen dajp) 40,000 Vava) eervi:e 30,000 Wagon narttii, ke 10,000 revolutionary 8,000 All otbern 12,000 100,000 AtlfO acres each 16,000,000 Tota! 35,800,000 Now, will the Commissioner of Pensions oblige ns by an estimate cf the probable amount of these bounties that will be absorbed by Washington spoilsmen and speculators; of the amount of forgeries and boguB claims that may be expected ; and what provisions are to be ap- j plied against speculators buying up ifcillions of ' acres for a song, and locating them in a solid body to the prejudice of actual settlers? We suppect this new law wiH prove to be a public j nuisance in its operation. What says the Com- | missioner of Pensions ? Great Rush to Kansas ? Abolition Hy- I rocRJSY. ? The Cincinnati Gazette says that | thej have seen nothing like the present large emigration to Kansas from " Ohio. Kentucky and Indiana, since the first grand stampede for California upon the discovery of the gold mines." At this rate, KsinsaH may be knocking fcr Admission into the Union before the close of the text Congress. Emigrants, too, are going in with their slaves. And yet the Lloyd Garrisons, Parkers, Greeleys. and all that set, j including tke women's rights women, continue i to linger aDd lecture, and preach, and agitate in New York and Massachusetts. Were they true free soilers they would pack up and pack off at once to Kansas, and the country east of the Mississippi would be relieved of them. We call upon them to practice what they preaih, or their professions will be counted o? nothing more than brazen hypocrisy. The Missouriaos and Kentucki&ns will not hurt them if they behave themselves. Why don't they emigrate to Kansas? Cvba!? Help! IIkijp!? The Cabinet organ at Washington, while insisting upon it that the Black Warrior affair is settled, says : ? At the very moment when we are aanoaneing with pleasure tke settlement of om outrage, we are forcej to announce the commission of two other* ? than proving incontestably that Madrid <? not the place for nee u ring that promptness of reparation which in essential a* a guarantee fer the continuance ef peaceful relation*. Whilst, therefore, we indulg e the hope that the caeee etill pending at Madrid may be all speedily and satisfac torily arranged, we hope with even more earnestness, hat with Bach leia prospect of ha ring oar hope* real ized, that the late occurrence* and the manner of treat ing them hy our government will produce each a change in the poUcy ef the Spanish government in regard to the Cuban possessions a* will remove effectually aad for ever all farther cause of disagreement between the two government*. The whole case looks cloudy. Doubtful how it will come out Administration befogged willing, but afraid to move. Calling for help, for advice, for encouragement. Why do not the democracy rally en mane to tbe rescue, and tell Mr. Pierce what to do? Calijxo vr tub Reserves.? We we that Senators Mason and Hunter, of Virginia, have been engaged soon to take the field in support of Mr. Wise ; and that Senator Douglas, of Illinois, has been stopped at Richmond to give a shot at the Know Nothings. Wonder why Capt. Rynders and John Van Buren don't hurry to Virginia? Let the Sachems of old Tammany raise a pony purse at once, and send them on. Time is prccioun. Not Quite Dead.? The Louisville Journal insists that the whig party " is not dead, but sleepeth.'' Or, perchanoe, it is only frozen up, like the frogs in a swamp, and will be thawed ont In the spring. We are positively assured that at least whig measures and principles are as expedient and full of energy as ever. That's some comfort; but will they catch Baker? Tin Pts? a*d Harrison Tnornt ? We are happy to perceive by aa advertisement in to-day's paper, that Mix* Louisa I'yne i* so far recovered from her late severe (ad imposition as to be able to resume her professional engagements. She sings to morrow night at Philadel phia. and en Monday evening neit her admirers in this 1 eity will have an eyportmuty of hearing her at a grand concert to b? given by the trtmf at Nibln'e. The New Ycrk public will, we have wo doubt, eagerly avail them telvea ef this opportunity of testifying the h gh estima tion in which th>* charmtag aisgar sad ia vcw* ie be id by them. THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. From HaiMkz. ARRIVAL or TUB AJRIOA? NON-ABRIVAL OF TBI ilU. Halifax, March 29-7 P. M. Tbe ?Uain?bij> Atrira, from Boston, is nailed oat lid* the fcnrbor. The steamer Asia, now twelve and a half 6*jt out from Liverpool, ia not expected bare before J riday or Saturday. Important Cabinet Movcmrutt. an.? 6B0BION? C aBINK r consultation*? critical BTATtt 0T AFFAIK8? LATBHT CUBAN OUTUAOBH - COMSl'L TUOMfSON'a C'AMK- ? TBB EL DORADO ? LOOB OUT FOR A CALL OF CONGBEXB-MU. 80CLK'8 AJ-KA1KH, BTU. WAfmitOTO!*, March 38, 1865. Cabinet meetinga were held at the White House oa Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday the subject of an extra aeMion waa discussed for tke third time since tbe adjournment o. Congress. Marcy wax among the warm put in it* favor. Cnshing hai availed himatlf of thin fa vorable change, and appears in Tuesday's Vnitm in an elaborate war editorial, written by himariV. "or relatioas with Spain are of a more serious charac ter than tbey have before bean, and should an extra section be determined upon, the President will be able to place befiTe Congress, in bis message, a biatory of griev ance and wronga done tbe United States, by Spain, that cannot fail of producing a great aeraution. He la in possession, it ia sail, of all the facta nttendiog the lata outrage upon our Consular Agent at Sagua la Gaaade ; the tearing down of our nationul coat-of-urma, which was placed over the door cf tbe consular reai lUnce ; the destruction of the same after ,itn removal by Concha's agent* ; the forcible seizure of the Ameri can Consnl ; hie presentation to Concha, and the demand of sufficient securities for his appearance when callel for by the Governor-General. All thuae facts are in the pOHneasicn of the President, nod tbe only explanation for this oviticge appears in tke assertion that hp waa not recognized by Concha aa Ameriaan Consul, and bad so right to plice the Amer. -un coat of arms over his door. Thir, however, it is ascertained, had in reality, nothing to do with this summary act of deapotiam and insult. It is known tbai (ienrral Concha had for some time suspected that tbe residence cf our agent, Mr. Tbompion, waa a secret rendezvous, where congre gated certain auapicieus oharaclera, who were known to l? unfriendly to the Governor General. The spies of the Coventor reported to their muster the names and resi dence of the individuals t.hua olfending; and our autho rity further informa oa, that out of tbe number thus re ported, from twenty to thirty have been arrested and impriioned, many of their families not knowing their fate or whereabouts, and the HalTerera tliemsrlves kept is ignorance aa to the cause of their imprisonment. Mr. Thompson who is represented as a very discreet and intelligent person, waa reported as favoring the cause ef tbe Cubana; and it waa further stated that he was in correspondence with their leadera, aa his letter* would prove upon a search of his premises being made. This search immediately foltewed the arrest and departure of Mr. Thompson for Havana, but not a le-.tsror a paper conld be found to justify tbe Govsrnor'a suspicions. The search war privately undertaken, and conld any proof have been found against Mr. Thompson ef a treasonable character, his incarceration and punishment must have followed. It is thus tbat Spanish tyranny trifles with the right* and privileges of the American citizen and representa tive; and our redress fcr these abuses has hitherto been a promise to examine into the subject, and report the result to our government when arrived at. But I have tbe g rati tl cation to inform you that Spain will no longer tind a repetition of this leniency on the part of the United States. The El Dorado demand for redress is on its way to the commanders of our South American squadron, which, together with the late assault upjn our represen tative at La Grande, and the tbouaand olhas wrongs so long complained of by the American governmtnt, in a I probability will shortly determine the President of the United ht*t?r, to call tne representatives of tbe people to gether, and to place before them for their decision, the important question of war or immediate restitution. The evidences around' me distinctly point to the call of an extra setsicn of Congress. On Monday evening Mr. Soule had a private Interview with tbe Prealdent, and <n Tuescay met with the Cabi net. It ia reported here that an anti-Spanish meeting, to be held in your city, ia in consideration, and if held, that Mr. Eoslo mav be induced to addraea it. That Mr. Soulr- has been sounded upon this subject} I have reasons to believe, and that be has deslinel having anything to do with public meetings until bis affairs with government are settled, is also certain. When the particulars at tending this lettlement are given to the world, the dou ble dealing and treacherous policies furaued by tbe Pre sident and Marcy towards Soule, will be found to sustain *11 that the Hkram? has published upon this subject. A portion of the Perry letters are in Marcy'a banda, and claimed by him as personal property. It is therefore presumable tbat Mr. Soulc may not know all th*t his "treacherous" secretary has said about him; but he ia crowding him cloae to the wall. Highly Important from Albany. BANKRUPTCY OF TUK STATE TREASURY? CON8CLTA TIOK TO D1VISE MEASURES OP RKl.IKF - HK WARD AND BIB PARTY PLOTTING IN SECR1T? RAYMOND'S VOTE FOR liR. THOMPSON? OHlltCn TKNUKK.-< -TBI TBMPERANCR BILL? Till OBSTRUCTIONS AT HILL GATE, ETC., KTC. Albany, Mar-h 29, IDAS. No bid whii't recollection extendi bank a quarter of a century, ev?r knew a state of thin;* no precarloua, un certain, undetermined aa they art at the capital of the State tbli moment. Never within that period of time baa it been iBditfenrable to call a gathering of the mighty m?n of a politics! party at headquarters, to oon ?uJt upon measures to prevent a party from utter dta*o- I lutlon and irretrievable ruin. Ibn Stat* Treasury la bankrupt, and did not the Comptroller take the respon sibility of borrowing from other funJs and placing meana in the general fond, there would not be a dollar to pay the member* of the Legialaturw their poor per diem, or the saUriea of ti e State officer*? in truth, the wheel* of government would be compelled to halt. The Auditor compiled a message which was agreed to by all the member* of the administration. which reoorn mended tte tolling of railroad*. Governor Clark signed it. Being new in both bon*e?, two member" of the Com mittee of Way* and Mean* Introduced a bill, impoelng theae toll*. This, let it be anderitood, was the meaaure ef the ad mini at ration. The alarm quickly spread through the Btate. Railroad men and forwarder* on the road*, came hither in drove* to pioteat agalunt any inch interference The bill wai tent back to the committee, and lait night a cancna of the member* ef the two beu*ei waa beld in secret. At Brit, the friend* of tolling the roada, were strongly In the majority. Debate! of an animating character tn*ued, in wbich both lite* dealt heavy blow* on each other. Finally, after a pro' racked dlxcuiiion.it waa agreed to refer the ?IU, together with the financial condition of the State Treasury, to a committee ef insider* and outsider*. eoniiiting of Mr. Comptroller Coo*. Auditor ft?hoonmaker. Senator* Di.-klnson and Hop kin*, and Atcemblymen Rlatchford, Uttlejohn, and on* or two the inferior light*, perhapa Steboln* nnd Itald win. "Ibl* lelert committee are to take into considera tion the teH bill, the plan to tax bank* aa<l insurance companies. and to levy a mill and a half direct tax. Ben ins* thi* caucus, the Houie of tarda met I tat night ?t the Parliament Hon**, in Beaver atreet. William H. Seward, Simeon Draper, Moeea II. Urinneil, Thurlow Weed, and a few subordinates, ware in attendance. The preetriou* condition of the whig party, the horrible ?tat* of the State fineness, and the gloomy prospect* ef the party, war* the matter* under di*ciisnon. The lord* labored anxiously, seriously, and antil a vary late honr. After viewing the entire ground, thi* au gust bod? Anally agreed that the constitution must aga'a be op*ned. It wa* decided to initruct ike Isyis lature to adopt joint reeolution* amending the conatitu tion, so as not to compel the canal revenue to contribute to toe general fund, aad that for the aupport of govern ment direct taxes mult be raeorted to. In due t<me ?orh resolution* to refer the amendment of the oomti tutton to the people will be introduced, and whipped and ?purred through both houae*. This la tbe edict. The conduct of the Lieutenant Governor in voting for It Thompson, thereby confirming, hla nomination, i* variously viewed. All the Senators were preaent in ae cret ne-sion except Wm Clark? being thirty one. One democratic Senator? Zsn as Clark? 'ihot the pit," leav ing thirty The vote wa* taken, when fifteen were found on both sides? mx whig* voting to reject this country doctor. The vote being a tie. tne lieutenant (Joveroor gave the casting vote in tbe affirmative, and so tbe nomination was declared confirmed. This is the first instance on record, either oo the journal* of the secret resilom of tbl* State, or of the Senate of the United Mites, where the presiding officer is known to have veted upon a nomination. The constitution (art. 4, see 1) say* the lieutenant Governor shall ba ' President of tbe Senate, but shall only have a casting vote therein " Wa prei-jM Mr. Raymond jnitlflei hii vote npc.n '.bat Wntence; but whether It applies to qnestions in secret saaaioa, has never been clearly defined. It 1* presumed only to extend to giving his casting vote on motions and resolutions in opsn nste. I>o not conBrmatlons require a majority of the votes of PenatoriT Now, It ii audibly whispered that a t arfain wa* struck, whereby the name of Hchoonmaker ws? to be withdrawn and Mr Ht John's sent in. In con sideration ef the t.ieutenint Governor's vote being giv 'n far Thompson. If inch a bargain waa coninmmsted, the members ef the Senate soon will know; and if '.he 'set the* itpssre. * majority would be perfeitlf Jus ".fed n re^rt:ng M John If *nch a game ha? been li'ii'su Ui?t, tf *.U second o?:er of the govern amt, be wiD not enjoy a very enviable portion iwUf the I art year of hi* official career. But we'll wait a day ?r two. Tb? Church Property Tenure biU will pari th? Hn?l? the same shape it sama down Irom im Senate. Tbr Catho.'ice think it ia a direct interference wllh their f Mk touM tenets. It wan option d yesterday by Mr. O'Keefey Mr Maguire and Mr. Monday, with great ability, a mi all propoailion* to amend were promptly voted down i he ] ????(* of this bill by the party in power, will be the mean* of drivlog every Catholic vote aca'net tb? m hereafter. They will now rather vote for oWV ?am ? himself, than for any toward whig. the final vote on the Prohibitory bill In the Senate, ia to he taken on Tuesday next. The time ia ret at four ia th? afternoon, but ax there ia yet much ditcasaiaa to be had, it ia very doubtful whether a rote in arrived at before twelve at n'gb^ the Senate have m?de three im portant amendment*? adopting the second r"otio?.of Uet year, which allowa every man of (rood moral character to (all? striking out the clause allowing toe informer half of the tinea received ? and po-upoa-n? until the Fourth or July the time lor putting it intoelfe^t. Nei'her of theee three propositions will be agreed to by the Bouse. Forty eight houra since it waa the universal be 1-tr that the bill would paai, but there i? tjaite a ditTeraul sentiment prevailing now. A very singular and extremely important hill to tb? inter* st* of the commercial community of New Yarb ia on the table of the H trice, introduced a day or two aince by Mr. Coleman. It ia called " an art to incorpo - rate the Hellgate Navigation Company.'* It provider that one William Keat, Jamei Horner. Tb*>ro%* Hyatt and Charlea A. Stetson, shall be constitute!-. a body poll tin for the purpose of removing tbe recti! obstructing the navigation of the East River at Heilgate, to iber depth of twenty feet below low water m*rk. After par forming sueh work the Governor ia to appo nt an engi neer to make an inspection; then every nailing vessel ol over aixty ton* pausing through H?llgnt* shall pay for each and every passage the sum of two cent* per ton.. Every ateam veaael irom New York to any foreign port, or to any port south of Delaware Bay, oa the . oast of tho United htat**, shall pay two cents per ton for each p*? sage All other steamboats of five hundred rone oa? h ilt a cent per ton lor each panaage. All such charge* shall be a lien upon veaeela liable to p?T, to be collected by the company in the same manner as duee for wharfage. Tbe capital of thia pio pofed company ia put at S'A 0,0(0, but may be iaorea-uHt to ??i0l>>000. An office is to be kept somewhere sooth of Tenth atreet and eaat of Broad way, where masters, c-o nigneeg or owners of ves-els passing through HeMgater ? hall pay to the agent of the company tlie amounts spe cified in tbe foregoiDg sy nopain of the bill We have nc rorm to pay more; let those directly interested take sucb action as t bey may think proper. The bill being in'ro duced by Mr. Coleman, and the name.of Mr. otete-on being iuM.rtfft aa one of the corporators, the prevailing belief la that the Aetor douse profit* are tj he transferred to Hellgate Tbf name of Dr. Harris wliich was sent-into executive, session as Rendent. I'hysic^an iu place of Iir. Vac.he, bast been withdrawn. Na other yet sent in What U tu? matter with Dr. Harris.' Has he been sc 'ia in company with t'inir It ia stated as a fact, that not a single nituraliW foreigner can get an appointment from the*>'ward Caaal Board. A secretary of a Hindoo lodge ia known to liavc succeeded. What next? COrRT OF APPEALS. Albany, Match 29, 1 ?.*!>. No. 6 under consideration. Calendar for the 30th inst. ? Nor. 10, 195, 13, 14, IS 20, 24, 25, 30, 82, 33. ProKreaa of Temperance. THE PROHIBITORY LIQCOlt LAW IN NCW JBHSBY. Trkxtox, March 29, 1856. The Senate have postponed the consideration of thw. Prohibitory Liquor bill until the next session. PROHIBITORY LI QIME LAW IN WISCONSIN. CmOAOO, March 29, 18.r.6. The legislature of Wiaconain have pa*?ed a new pro hibitory l iquor law, leaving out what the Coventor oto jected to, by about a two-thirds vote. Philadelphia Politic*. WHIG MEETING IN PHILADELPHIA - KNOW NOTHINOH IN TUB MAJORITY. Philadelphia, March 29, 1855 The whigs of this eity called a meeting la?t night, at. Spring Garden, in opposition to aecret societies. The Know Nothing*, however, were in the majority there and panned a aeries ot resolution*, and defeated the whole object of the meeting. They then rejected the ori ginal resolution", and adjourned with three cheers for Sam The Hew Jersey Legislature. Trkxtox, N. J.. March 29, 1865. Tbe Senute to-day passed the bill to charter the C.ty Bank at Newark, over the Governor'* veto, by a vote ot 13 to 7, The Houre psssed the samo bill by a vrte of 4<) to 12. The House also parsed tbe bill providing for tb? Farmers' and Drover*' Bank of Hudson, after having once bren defeated. The vote waa 37 to IS. This Is be ? lieved to be tbe last Bank bill. Two of the recliHrter<? the Mount Holly and Cumber land Bank ? became lawa by the lapi-e of time, thx Governor having kept tbe bill* over the t'me required to be sent In. Know Nothing Nomination In Portland. Portland, Me., March 29, 1865. A large and enthusiastic meeting of Nnow Nothing ?* and advooatea of temperance met here this evening, nail nominated Neal Dow for Mayor. The Canadian Parliament. Qcuw, March 29. 1866. Tbe i-ecend reading of a bill for introducing the elective principle into the second Dranch of the Leg.aiature wax carried in tbe Aaaembly laat night, by a vote of S<> against 4. The meanure ia generally regarded as a step toward* the election of the Governor of the Prov jace, and. is consequently warmly supported by the snnexatlnr. party. Detraction of the Penitentiary at Jililirlllr . DKATH OF ONK OP THE CONVICTS? 1.0B* $100,000. Locimvilu, M*rc a 20, 18r>6. The State Penitentiary at Naahville, lenneB-ee, in in rulm. Th? lire btoke out at three o'clock thia mornlug in tbe cabin* t department of the Peniteatiary, the flanw *l>reading with great rapidity. In a ihort time the en tire portion .of the building let aalde lor the different branched of trade, became a burning inu?. Tbe eaa: wing of the main building then caught Ere, and it in no much damaged aa to render it useleaa. The eelln were all thrown open, and the priaoneri conveyed to aa encloaure ineide the wail*. One convict, named Conner wan iisothered to death by the amoke. Not a tingle? pr inner made an escape from tbe priaon. All the toeln In the difTerent ahop* were dertroyed, a* well aa all tbe work being manufactured. The loft* la e?t. mated at $100,000. Important Decision In a Have Caie, CmnxxATi, March 29, IBM. A colored girl, by tbe name of Roeetta. noaae time aince waa brought to thin State from Kentucky, tj an agent of her maater, and waa declared free by a Steto coort at Columbua, and a guardian appointed for her. The gitl haa aince been arre*ted under the fugitlfe (la re law. and to day the waa brought before Jadge Parker, of thi* city, who decided that whenever a ilave, by eon lent of tbe owner ieta foot on Ohio aoil, he or ?he beeamv in all reipeeta free. He therefore declared the girl free. An attempt waa afterward! made by the United Htate* Marahal to arreit her, which cauied a great deal of ex cltement, aad a riot wan apprehended; bat finally ahe. waa quietly conveyed to tbe Woodruff Uouac, where abv now remain*. A Murderer Arretted. Philabklthu, March 2#, 1&6.V .Ichn Dillon baa been arreited and committed fee trial on a charge of having murdered a colored man^ named Wm. field*, an me three year* aince, ia thia eHy. He ia alio charged with the com million o a murder at the Ne ar Orleana Coffee H ouae. I.arge Fire in Wnatliam, Mmm. Borrow, Karen 29. ISM. The atraw geoda manufactory of Meeert. Koliett * Rand, in Wrentbam Maaaachuaetta, waa destroyed by fire laat night. Loaa $30,000, Hilly covered by Inauraac* Oeath of the Hon. William S. Archer. BALTinoaa, Mareh -A. lHfifi. Tbe Hon. Wm. S. Archer, formerly United Htate* Senator, died at Amelia county, Virginia, on Wedneeday Death of an Kmlnent Politician. SvaarxBE, March 29, 195t. John Ruger, an eminent lawyer aad politician, died thir morning of eonceation of the braia. Ha waa about alxty three year* old. Railroad Detention. Stkacto, March 29, 1S&6. The car* which left Oswego at eight o'clock thi morning aid not arrive here till a quarter paat aeven thia evening, in conaequenee of the immenae anoe arift*, whleh la aome place" waa almoat above tbe tope of tlU Market*. I'll I LA DK1. THIA STOCK HOARD. Philadklpkia, March 29, 1 KV?. The money market ia unchanged. Slock* are heavy . We quote Reading at 44^. Morria Canal I<onc l? land Kailroad, 16 V ; Pennaylranla Kailroad, 44 S , 1'enn aylvania State 6'a, ffiX. BALTIMORE CATTtB MAIUMTr. RaLTlMoaK, March 29, 1S5J. At our cattle market to day, 675 bead of lieef cattl were offered; 1?> head were driven eastward, and th? balance aold at price* ranging from $4 25 to $ i 25, an adtaace of 50c. per hundred. Hog* have advanoed Sale* at $7 76 per hundred. N?w Otuum, March 29, 186.5. The Atlantic * advice* were mad* public Uii?mornlag. but aa yet have produc?l no change 'n the current rate* at the eloee of bualnea* yeeterla, *T? r -t1nu? onr quotation* at a (tt. for middlit., .? *ale> np to thia time foot up 2.600 bale*. Coffee baa advanced a quarter cent per lb '?'ale* to day, 9.000 beg*, at 10^'c. a M?I*mc Kfc j>?t gall; a,

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