NEW YORK HERALD. JilKR OORDOI IBRHITT, FRonurroB and editor. tmmm a. w. oomtmm or kabbav amd mroH m f?hua? XX 108 ABCSEMJEMTS THIS BTBN1NQ. ilOlWAT THEATRE, Broadway? ViBoi.tiri -Poo* yiu.iooDi>v. BOW BR Y THIAT8I, . Beweiy? Buseiaw !**?-10V Imu Lotthi Tick nr. BURTON'S 1T1KATRE. CkMktn Hmt-JMR Plira ?on Blvbdkbs thah Ob*. Broadway? Wi lp Oats-Thb A:M> ? T,?? WOOD'S BIN STBBLS ? Beobaales' Hail? <73 Broadway. MCKMT'S OPERA HORSE, &5S Bieadway? Bvem in'i Btmiohah Ovsba Imvm. bmpire halt.. NW itHinf-Puoiuu n lvi?n am liw< or Skbastoflk. BBBBABS BURLESQUE OPBBA HOC IB, 863 Broad tky -Bthiofi in Opera Tkoupb. M?w Ywk, ThnmUy, April 19, 1855. Halls tor tta* Pacific. 1KB HEW YOKJt KBRALD ? CALIFORNIA I?1TT01?. A* Caittd States mail steamship Illinois will leave this pert to morrow afternoon at two ?'clock, for AaftvwalL Bh m?ilu for California and other ports of the Pacific, wlB aloee at one o'clock. the Nkw York Wkblt Hbuud ? 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The committee cf thirteen who were entrusted with arranging for a mass meeting of our citizens Jb the Park, to ex p rem their sentiment* in re tneice to the late outrages upon our citizens and teg by the", Spanish authorities in Cuba, assemb.ea bat evening at the Smithsonian House, corner of Btoadway and Houston Btreet. After the meeting was called to order, some shcrt and patriotic meches were made by various gentlemen as to the roper measures to be adopted. It was unanimously agreed to hold a mass meeting in the Park, and tne following gentlemen were appointed a finance com mittee to take charge of the expenses of the analr: Cel. Sans. C. Raid, No. 84 Marcoants' iExchange; Bamael Biown, 58 Bowery, and George F. Alden, 176 Henry street. After the appointment of the various other committees the meeting adjourned, to meet again at the same place on Friday (to morrow) evening. This bids fair to be an enthusi astic demonstration upon the Cuba question. The excitement which prevailed at the time of tea death of Poole, by the handaof some parties with whom he was engaged in a midnight brawl, )? calming down , and men begin to blush at partici pating in the sympathy and homage paid to the -eeauuiis of the ignobly slain victim of intemperance and rival bravadoism. Judge Cowles has ably and elaborately reviewed the case on motion to admit to kail, and has decided on bailing Morrissey and Ir v.br in 110,000 each, Hyler, Linn and Van Pelt in ewooo ?anh, bnt tta? motion on bai^if of Torn?r and Paudten was refused. The Judge said that , wi regards Irving and Morrissey, it was clear that there ia not only no .evidence on which a eemviction can be had, but that the proof did not warrant the finding of the indictment; and the judge further says, that while the Grand Jury will always have the firm and steady support of this Court in the proper discharge of their most respon sible aid important duties, the Court will, wi.a tonal firmness snd fidelity, guard the personal rights cf the citizen against the consequences of so danger cd a a precedent as that of sustaining or favoring an indictmsnt, the finding of which is ao utterly unwarranted by proof. ' Will grand juries be mere cautious for the future in scrutinizing what most always be, before them, tx parte statements . Details of the news from Mexico to the ma'.., a brief synopsis of which we received by telegraph Hem New Orleans some days since, may be found in another column. , , ? A resolution was presented in the Board of Conn ettnen last evening granting the council chamber en Saturday evening next to the friends of Charlns A. Peck and others, American citizens, now impri soned in the Island of Cuba. It was passed at first, bnt on a reconsideration of the vote wan laid on ths table. A resoln' ion to repeal the ordinance restrict rag t-e sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday waa adopted on a vote of thirty-five to twenty -three ; and another resolution to continue all liquor licenses In force up to the Fourth of July wis referred to the Corporation Counsel f or his opinion on its legality. The it pert of the Committee on Repairs and Sup ?ttss submitting plans and specifications for a new City Hall will be taken up by the Board th>s t veiling* We publish this morning reports of the meeting,, ytaWrday oi the Commissioners of Emigration, and ?f the Fire Department Committee of the Board of Aid-men; also, accounts of the inauguration of toe aew hospital building in Dusne street, and of the pioc?edinge> at the anniversary meeting of the hieids and pitrons of the Hudson River Indus^n School. . , (Jsder the police head is detailed the particulars ?f the arr st of a number of persons charged with 4e?if ning to put into circulation a large quantity oi eoonterfeits of the bills of the Chemical Bank. la the Court or General Sessions yescerdiy Denis Fay was convicted of receiving stolen goods. In pro aenacing his sentence, Judge Stuart said that he, ia conjunction with Recorder Smith and the District ?ttoruey, had come to the determination for the fa jure te use juvenile thieve* as witnesses to procurc the conviction of receivers; and not only this, but be was resolved to punish this class of ofT<jr?ders to the fu'J extent of the 'aw. Fay was sentenced to three yrars at hard labor in the State Prison. We are ixdebted to Captain H. T. Walter, of the bfcjk Phantom, at Baltimore, for the receipt of lattere frc-m our correspondents in Brazil, and a fi'.e at Rio Janeiro papers to the 3d of Mari.ta. The United States ship Savannah had arrived in port with officers and men all well, and the Bainbrtdge Genhantonn were supposed u? be on the coast, at other point*. News of the atU:k made on the Water Witch by the authorities of Paraguay had been received at Rio. A rich Brazilian, convicted af awbolessde murder and arson, was to be executed ?a the 3d ultimo. Quite a romaatic afiair bad t aken viace there, caused by the rescue of absaulfo jaunt Ad j, fourteen jears of age , by her accepted tortr, from the steps or the altar, where sue wa? about to be married to a man chowo only by bw latter. Tbe Carnival /#?? were m full blast. The CD> n? M> landed from tpe American bark Ann wer<> realty t?ken up at eighty do-lars for passage, ?d aix.etn emit* a day with food. The ahied sb ps i;?r u * i?l Virgin.? and sailed for the Pacid.-. 1 tie of cotx)3 yes; irday amounted to about 1/^0 *lts. tic mvrknt cloiing steady. Southern ttoui ncvaict* lrojn n a 26c. per b?rel, while 0-.aU and C-juadiau were firm, but uuchsngad. Toe latter, tow iver, ? >.d fr ely , and some pu;caas?a of A t?re for Auipmett to Charleston. Cora was firm at il 08 far Westjrn OLxid, in stare, and II 10 ?, |l 11 f?iv r^nd v*>l?>w. Pwtk wm firm. w*th Mil fcJgi tUM K.X at HI :v. A Ml* tf 2^00 baga Rio ceAft were made at notion, which ex hibited a decline of about Jo. pet lb. Ths aggre gate Mka ?f sugars amounted to about 1,300 or 1,300 be^aheads, mostly at (nil steadv prices. Mesa*. Albert H. Nicolay, B?ker & Weeks, and James Miller A Company, had extensive Bales of real estate at the Merchant*' Exchange yesterday. The property is located at vatiuna parts of the city, and in the centre of the village of Yorkrille? Nine teenth waid. There was a large attendance of bid den", who ran np the lota by $5, $10, $25 and $100 calk, very rapidly, to a high figure. All sales were looked on as bona fide, and sellers were well satisfied with the net results. A foil report of the biddings and location of lots, with the prices, are given to toy. War Prospects, The Militia act jast passed by the Legisla ture of Canada closes with these words : ? Provided that if at the time when this act would ether wise expire, there should happen to be war between the United Slates and her Majeato, then thin act shall caa tinue in force antilth* end of the session of the Proviii' cial Parliament next after the proclamation of peace. Several of the Canadian journals, specular | ting on the same text, think war not unlikely in the event of trouble between the United States and Spain ; and expatiate on the mis chief the allied Powers could do by sending a fleet to cruise on the American coasts. We do not thiDk war at all likely. We do not believe Mr. Pierce hw spirit enough to provoke it. But if it came, the consequences would be very different from those anticipated in Canada. Great Britain and France might of course send a fleet to capture our merchant vessels, blockade a few seaports, bombard a fort here and there, or even land and plunder defenceless villages, as Cockburn did. But here their power of mischief would end. They could not land an army without a cer tainty of a similar fate to that now overtak ing the army at Sebastopol. Railroads and steamers would enable us to concentrate at any one point so overwhelming a force that no in vading army could ever obtain anything more than a burial ground in America. But our power of mischief would be inex haustible. Without striking a blow we could force a revolution in both France and England, by simply stopping our supplies of cotton and corn. One has only to look at the figures, and see how many of the people of Great Britain are dependent on the cotton mills for employ ment, and on a free supply of American flour for cheap bread, to measure the extent of the misery that would be caused by the stoppage of either or both. The people of Manchester aad Paisley would march on London in a week. Over and over again the thing has been threatened; nothing prevented it but a large supply of American cotton and American corn. How can it be prevented when the want of these is the cause of the rising ? This country, however, it would be found, would not be eo powerless in the field as for eigners seem to think. We know that a quar ter of a million of soldiers can be had for the asking. West Point has not left ns destitute of officers; and whatever faults may be laid to their charge they cannot at all events be worse than the British officers ot the Crimean army. It would not be natural for the United States to invade Europe, and no such scheme would be proposed; but there is Upper Canada, only waiting a convenient opportunity to enter the Union if we are willing. One thing is eertain, the miatftken wlilcu rendered Scott's victories at Chippewa and Bridgewater fruitless in the last war would not be repeated. The Canadians talk ol raising 5,000 militia. They will not do it. However, suppose they do, and even that an army of 7,500 men well equipped for a campaign be marched into the field? what could they do? New York alone could take care of them. If the Province were invaded General Scott would probably desire not to cross the border with less than 30,000 men, in order to save bloodshed; he could have 50,000 without any trouble* Where would the Canadian militia and the few British regiments in garrison be, if such an army crossed the line? We are at peace now, and these are mere speculations. But every day it seems plainer that the acquisitions which it seems the des tiny of this republic to make must be made in war and not in peace. The People's Candidates fob the Presi dency.? The lesser Seward organ is furious at the proposals that have been made to George Law and Cornelias Vanderbilt to run for President. It thinks that these men and others of their class could not compare for an instant with such candidates as Mr. Seward; and that when the people really w:.nt a Presi dent they will choose some one "entitled by statesmanship or political experience to the distinction."' This appears to be the whole question. Hitherto statesmanship and politi cal experience have been usually taken as the requisites for the Presidency; wherefrom it has come that our Presidents havo grown gra dually worse and worse from Jackson to Pierce, until the office is now a mere laughing stock. Statesmanship and political experience appear in fact rather to disqualify men in this country lrom the society of gentlemen and po sitions of trust, than to entitle them to any dis tinction whatever. Law and Vanderbilt may not be the men for President ; better may be brought to light; but in the meantime, they and others like them have an amount of prac tical common sense knowledge of men and ac quaintance with business generally which is far more likely to serve the country usefal ly than all tbe political experience in the world. The Astor Hot he and William H. Seward. ? For the la<*t ten or fifteen years the Astor House has been the headquarters of W. H. Sewanl and his supreme junta of political man agers; and at the Astor House, in all that time, they have been uniformly provided with the choicest wines and liquors on the most liberal terms. Now the q lestion arises. Will tbe Asfor House continue to be the headquarters of this Scwaid junta after the ungratefal return of this ruinous liquor law ? Or where can tbe junta now get their accustomed supplies of "liquor ? John Minor Botts Right Sidk Ur. ? John Minor Botts has at last become tractable. Me has defined his position. He was a whig, but is a Know Nothing. He would prefer a whig ticket; don't exactly understand how the whig party is to be carried into power in the support of the Virginia Know Nothing ticket; but bo will support it out and out, at a venture. He will alt.o support the opposition candidate against the democratic nominee fur Congrssa in the Richmond district, even if Mr. should not be the m n. This is generous: this is conciliatory. Wb;?t more could uc wsk ed of M-. Botts1 Pa*? him* in. Wfc/, jj.. world ccmlrg U? Archbishop Hughes Still Writing Lrr tehs ? We publish to-day, notwithstanding the heavy demands upon our columns, a very pun gent, exciting and interesting letter of Arch bishop Hughes on Catholics aud politics ? the great, absorbing, paramount question of the day, tcaroely second in importance to the Vi enna peace conferences, the siege of Sebasto pol, or the Cuba question. Let our readers read this learned letter of the reverend prelate ?may he long continue on the eartn -and pon der it a ell. The Archbishop calls for facts; so do we; nothing like facts; let us have all the tacts upon all great subjects, and especially where Holy Mother Church is upon trial. The Archbishop ? grace be with him ever more?says point-blank he is "not a political friend and associate of Governor Seward," and "never was." And yet, says the Archbishop, "I Proid to call him my friend," in plea sant, social intercourse. The learned prelate likes Mr. Seward, praises him, approves his re election to the Senate, but is not his political associate. Let that be understood. The fact is, our energetic Archbishop returns from Rome impregnable in the new armor of the faith, which is the faith-inspiring dogma of the Im maculate Conception. In another letter, to the Times, he makes short work of Mr. Senator BrookB and his church property allegations, by simply calling for the facts; for when it comes to the facts, Crooks, as usual, is nonplussed. Finally, knowing that our venerable Arch bishop is always open to good advice, and quite I sure that this advice will be good, we do ad vise, that after a good strong letter on the new I liquor law, he shall stop this controversy with the politicians, these learned letters on party politics, political demagogues, and the spoils of the church property. ?He thathandleth pitch shall be defiled," and these incessant wran glings with pitchy politicians are at best but a dirty business. Let our zealous Archbishop rather seek to enlarge the borders of Zion in the promulgation and interpretation of the Most Holy and Immaculate Conception. He is but adding "perfume to the lily" in puffing Seward. With the Archbishop'* dpinion, there fore^ in a good strong letter upon the new liquor law, we can now let him off. A Hitch in the New Liquor Law.? In an other column will be found a communication from the District Attorney, in reply to some inquiries by the Mayor as to the construction I to be put upon certain clauses of the new liquor bill. Conceived in a spirit of despotic I interference with individual rights, and carried through the Legislature in defiance of the re I monstrances of the people, it appears that this precious peice of legislation has been inaugu rated with a serious blunder. According to Mr. Hall, from the 1st of May until the 4th of I July there will be no legal prohibition what I ever against the sale of liquor ? the new law extinguishing the old license system, with its I pains and penalties, and providing no fresh ones until the latter date. For the next two months, therefore, barrooms may be opened in every house, and liquor may be sold at the corner of every street, without the parties re tailing it rendering themselves amenable to punishment. Advantage will of course be taken of this error by those who have large stocks on hand, to multiply ibe facilities of disposing of them previous to the new law's coining into operation. We need scarcely point out the deplorable results which will flow from this state of things. The city will be I deluged with liquor, all sorts of excesses will I be committed, and we shall have two months of continuous saturnalia. For the violations of the public peace, the riotings, the risk to life and property, and the bloodshed to which all this will lead, a heavy responsibility will be incurred by the clumsy framers of the bill. In seeking to give us too much law, they have left us for this period of two months without any law at all. So much the better. The fanatical advocates of sumptuary restraints are not to be convinced of their absurdity by any of the usual processes of reasoning. They I require the logic of facts, and from present ap pearances they are likely to have more of it I than will be palateable. Selling Out.? We perceive that, under the pressure of the liquor prohibition, a number of our grocers are advertising their stocks in trade for sale, including liquors, Ac. As the new law does not go Into effect till the Fourth of July, and as liquors in the interval will be cheap for cash, it is likely that the retail pur chases and consumption for this and the next month will be perfectly astounding, and that the results in the general distribution of liquors into private houses will be deplorable. We I shall see in due time how it will work. Cuba. ? Tie Wall street journals continue to be distressed at the imminent hazard ot a war with Spain. We admonish them again that there is no danger. The reading of the testi mony of the committee who lately waited upon the President, in the case of Dr. Peck, is con clusive. The President says, " We wish to keep the peace with Spain, but she must not go too far.'' That's all. It amounts to nothing. No danger of war. The bombardment of Grey town was glory enough for thiB administration. Important Corporation Investigation. ? It is a matter of sincere congratulation to every one that the committee of the corporation should be prosecuting their inquiry into the nativity of the polioe and the fate and destiny of the Clay cloth with 80 much vigor and re solution. There were some who said that a cor poration committee could not seriously perform functions for which tailors and midwives alone are properly qualified; and that in the end nothing would come of the proposed inquiry. How these insidious croakers are put to shame ! There is some doubt yet, it appears, about the place of Mr. Maxell's nativity, and much sorrow and travail arc thereby inflicted on the committee. Strange to say, Mr. Matsell does not recollect the circumstance : and the mid wife who wrapped him up in hie first towel cannot be got. We must say that it seems to us culpable negligence in the committee not having at least obtained some trace of this worthy female. Others may swear what they like; she alone in all probability could settle the momentous question finally; and let us know once for all where the Chief of Police was born? The difficulties which have been encountered by the committee on this inquiry have been so gr^at, that we are given to understaad the roost, gloomy and horrible misgivings have seized several of the members. An impression ga ns ground that MatselL like Top?y, never wan bone, and that be is in fact an emanation ' f thp evil one, licenced to torment this earth tor a given period. The committee is earnestly titled, Ij tbcix rcgwd tot ULe peace of mind of their fellow-citizens, to set at rest theee dis tracting rumor*. Let them certify that Mat sell is flesh mod blood, and was born in the usual way : let them publish the midwife's cer tificate, ao/j the doctor's oath ; then, perhaps, we may tiavc light. The all important question of the cloth used at Clay's funeral must also be settled with due solemnity. It was a pair of breeches the Turks unfurled, or rather unbuttoned, when they went into battle in olden times, and so long as those legs and that seat floated in the air over the Moslem hosts no enemy could ever prevail against them. It is a coat, a black coat, made out of mourning cloth, as it seems, on which the morals and the safety of New York depend. What became of the cloth? Was it a moth or wr?s it a police man who consumed it ? We entreat the com mittee not to give up the inquiry until every possible light has been thrown on so vital a topic. THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. From Washington. WHAT COM. M'CAULRY WILL DO- NO WAR WITH SPAIN ?VINDICATION OF LIEUT. SEALS, ETC. Washington, April 18, 1855. Tbe Cabinet U entirely harmonious upon the Cuba question. Commodore McCauley's instruction* are not such as to create a casu * belli. He will resort to foroe only if a case should arise in which international law will fully justify it. The administration is strongly in favor of pacific relations with Spain, and Spain is fully advised thereof. It Is thought her Cuban indiscretions and outrages against our commerce arise from the deep seated conspiracies among the inlanders, which irritate and confuse Concha. But be knows that hi* assaults upon our commerce and that tbe imprisonment of our citizen^ must stop at once, and the administration thinka they shall stop them without the least danger of a war With Spain. Tbe Treasury Department have allowed all the die bnsements claimed by Lieut. Beale, late Indian agent for California. The result is a complete vindication of Beale against the charges sometime since made by the newspapers, of delinquencies. The thermometer at three o'clock this afternoon. sto?d at seventy four. It now stands seventy two. Sale of the Washington and Saratoga Rail road. Saratoga, April 18, 1855. Tbe Saratoga and Washington Railroad was sold to-day on a mortgage, and was bought in by the owners of the mortgage, who will most probably organise a new com ply Hew Line ot Mtramera between Toronto and Oswego. , Oswkgo, April 18, 1855. Tbe steamer May flower, tbe pioneer of the new line of new steamers to run between Oswego and Toronto, ar> rived h< re this afternoon with a full load of freight and passengers. This line establishes a new and direct route, via the Collingwood Railroad and Georgian Bay, to tbe upper lakes. From Boston. ENFORCEMENT OF THE SUNDAY LAW? THE ALIEN LAW. Boston, April 18, 1856. An order from the Chief of Poliee directs the closing on Sunday of all barrooms, barbers'* shops, new* rooms, Ac., within the limits of the city. The resolution in the House relative to the alien law, was so amended as to allow th?m to vote and hold offices after a residence of twenty -one years. Fatal Railroad Accident. Grkenpield, (Mass.) April 18, 1855. As the Boston train on the Ashenlot Railroad was com ing through a sharp carve this afternoon, near this place, the engine struck Mr. Field, who was walking on the track, lolling him instantly. Arrest of the Notorious Dr. Hlnes. Louisville, April 18, 1855. The notorious Dr. Hines, convicted in Louisiana some time since, and sentenced to the penitentiary for eleven years, and who lately escaped, was arrested here yester day under the assumed name of Col. Hamilton. Death of a Philadelphia Merchant. Philadelphia, April 18, 1855. John Hooper, Esq., one of oar most esteemed K?r chants, died this morning. The Knoxrllle at Savannah. Savannah, April 17, 1856. Tbe steamship Knoxville. from New York, arrived at this port, after a passage of <0 hours. Markets.
Charlbton, April 17, 1855. Our cotton market exhibits no change. '1 he sales to day amounted to 3,850 bales, at 8c. a 10c. Savannah, April 17, 1855. A firm and advancing market for cotton; sales to-day of 1,200 bales; prices ranging from 7>^c. to 10c. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOARD. Philadelphia, April 18, 1865. Money unchanged. Stocks steady: Reading Railroad, 42: Morris Canal, 18%; Long Inland Kailroad, 15% ; Penn sylvania Railroad, 48%; Pennsylvania State 6's, 88%. City Intelligence. Torso Know Nomina Dmmosstration. ? A secret or ganization of boy*, of the age of ilxteen years and under, who call themselves "The Junior Son* of America," made a public exhibition of themselves last night at the Stuyvesant Institute, at a fee of twenty-fire cents ad mission. The lecture room, at the time of opening the performance!, was pretty well filled with both ladies and gentlemen. The room itself wae moat patriotically deco rated. Across the centre of the room was strung the American flag; the platform was covered over with the j star-spangled banner, and on an eminence behind the platform were two juveniles, a boy and girl, about ten years of age each, one waving for his amusement the stars and stripes, and the other holding in her hand a silk flag, upon which were the words "America for Americans" and "Americana for America"; young eagles, apparently made out of piaster of pnris, stood with outspread wings beside these youngest children of "fc'am," as they were termed. Tke amusement! of the evening consisted of speeebes, essays and singing by the boys, which were vary well generally. The young Know Nothings loomed up intereatingly. Accidknt by a Runaway Horhs.? Mr. James McGay, baker, of 30 'Greenwich avenue, met with a sad accident yesterday afternoon, In Greenwich avenue, near hia resi dence. His horse took fright and ran at full speed down Greenwich avenue, and when near the corner of Amoa street, his wagon came in contact with a lumber wagon, driven by Charles Nor veil. The concussion threw Mr. McGay from the wagon into the itreet. The horse then broke from the wagon, ran on into the Sixth avenue, where he came in contc^st with a cart, knocked himself down, injuring his chest so that he was unable again to regain bis less. Mr. McGay received severe injuries on tbe bead and body, but hia wounds are not consid--ed t angerous. He was conveyed to the Ninth ward station house by officers Bryan and Brown, med'oal aid pro cuied and subsequently sent to his residence. 8rpposRD to b* Dbowjto? A Cask of Scictdf.? The following Is a copy, written in pencil on a piece of psper, found under a stone at the foot of Twelfth street, ? North rivsr. The original can be seen for identification at the Ninth ward station house by applying to Captain Ackerman Alter this night I may be tonnd at the foot of this street, in the water. The want 01 work ana bad usage is the came of it. My tamily and friends have left me for poverty's ??ke. J. II. M. Tbe above appeared to have been written on a piece of paper torn from a leaf of a memorandum book, used for seeping sn account of work. It waa found on rues lay morning, about 11 o'clock, by a boy, who gave it to offi. cer Jackson. Stabpwo A ft.* to. ? Robert H oilmen and Andw. Undlay, two seamen onboard brig Santa Clan, from Ponot, P. R., for this port, made a desperate assault on Mr R. Ryan, the chief mate of the bri<, on the 6th inst , with knives, and very seriously wounded him. The men were se cured, and will be delivered up for trial at this city. Fir it in Avwr* A.? Between 3 and 4 o'clock on Tues day morning, a fire broke out in the cabinet shop be- ! longing to Feliv JPelier, situated in avenue A, near Fif teenth street. Tbe flames soon destroyed the building, , together with nearly all the furniture and stock, the es timated loss of building and stock amount* to above $*,SOO. Insured in the Bowery and Btnyvesant. Insu rance Companies. The origtu of the Are is not yet known. Tbe case is under invei ligation by the Fire Mar shal. Pjunrsorn Arctworr.?About 12 o'clock yesterday, ? yeung man named Crawford, a plasUrer, at work :n a store near the foot of Wall street, leil through the batch way Irom the third floor and was seriously, if not fatal ly, injured He was imwediately attended t > by Dr. J. / Sheridan, nn^er whose treatment he was naihort tlrr? s? <ae rsrevMsd as to justify his eeni?i*n' <o a pa*, nsse te bis *?a?e .m Niaevt^xL* ?vr%et, set wee a uie I t.Xjt hJhU ?>tfcUei. ' Arm M.? The Board met it 5 o'clock P. M., paraa ?Bt to adjournment? D. D. Connover, Keq., President, in the ehair. The minutes of the but meeting were read and approved. PKTmoHB umisi. Of Joseph L. Greelj aad other*, to oompel the Sixth and Eighth avenue Railroad eompaniea to complete their track to Vesey itreet and Broadway, aad carry passen gers to and from that point, in accordance with the term* of their grant. nn LIQUOR I.AW. Councilman Walnwriqht moved that all persons now holding licenses for tne sale ot liquors in the city and countv of New York, which are dated to expire before the 4th day of July next, the raid liceniea shall continue and hold over and remain in foil foree and virtue tip to tae 4th day of July, 1856. The reeolution *? referred to the Corporation counsel for hie opinion as to its legal ity. ANNEXATION OF CUBA BROUGHT UP IN THE BOARD. Councilman Wild, after a patriotic speecu, moved the adoption of the following resolution : ? Resolved, That the use of the chamber of the Board of Councilman be. and the lame la hereby, granted to the friends of Charles A. Peck and oth?r Americans now impri soned in the island of Cuba, on Saturday evening next. Councilman McCahiix moved, In amendment, that the ialand of Cuha be, and the same ia hereby, declared an nexed. (Great laughter.) Ihe President ruled the amendment out of order. The cTiginal motion was then put and carried, on a vote of 28 to IT. CITT SURVEYOR APPOINTED. The Board then took up the report of the Committee on Salaried and Offices, to whom was referred tho report from the Board of Aldermen, In favor of appointing John B. Wordsworth one of the ci ty survsoors. The report wan adopted . PROPOSAL TO ABOLISH THE SUNDAY LIQUOR LAW. Councilman Clancey moved the adoption of the follow ing rejolution: ? Whereas, The Senate and Assembly of this State have re cently patted a law for the prevention of the sale of liquor, known as the Maine Liqnor law, and as one of the provision* of aaid act is to delay the time of its enforcement until Jnly 4, 1865; and wbefeaa, the strict conduction of such a clause can only mean that It was Intended to allow parties dealing in liquor to prepare for other pnrsits and business, and also to enable them to diapoBe of as much of their stock on hand asposaible, therefore, be it Resolved, That the ordinanoe passed by the Board of Councilman, February 16, 1865, and by the Board ot Alder men, March 19, 1863, ana approved by the Mayor, Maroh 20, 1866, restricting the selling of liquor on Sunday, and im posing a penalty of ten dollars for each offence, he, and the same is hereby rescinded and repealed. The resolution was adopted on a vote of 86 to 23, and a motion to reconsider this vote waa lost. HECONSIHKRATION OP THE VOTE TO GRANT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER TO THE FRIENDS OF CHA8. A- PECK. Councilman Habkrbil moved to reconsider the vote, giving the Council room to the friends of Dr. Charles A. Peck on Saturday erening next. Councilman C. S. Cooper was In favor of reconsidering the vote. The Board had formerly refused to give the room to one of the highest courts in the State, and to the Grand Jury, and it ought net now be given to a promiscuous meeting. Councilman Wild naid that this chamber was not too sacred to take into consideration the insults that had been heaped upon the American flag. He (Councilman Wild) was ready to stand the expense, if any of the furniture was destroyed. (Laughter.) Councilman Riddkr asked the gentleman"' (Wild) whe ther the room was to he given to any Order. Councilman Wild said it was to be given to the Ameri can Order of right, and none other. (Laughter.) The motion to reconsider was put and carried. Amo tion to lay the resolution on the table waa then carried. The Board then adjourned to the next (Thursday) evening. The HndionRlver Industrial School. A meeting of the friends and patrons of this praise worthy institution was held last evening in the Twenty third street Presbyterian church, near Seventh avenue. There were a large number of persons present, the ma jority consisting of ladies. From the first annual report, which was read, we learn that the Hudson River Indus trial School was opened on the 6th of April, 1864, with one teacher and two scholars. Soon, however, the increase In the number of pupils rendered the assistance of ano ther teacher indispensable, and an additional one waa accordingly engaged. The school was kept open during the summer, with an average daily attendance of 45, which increased during the winter to 85, while the names entered on the register amounted to 260. Of these, 77 were German, 74 Irish, 6 English, 2 Scotch, and 111 Americans ? many of the latter, nowever, being of Irish parentage. 574 garments have been distributed among the chil dren, of which 878 were made by themselves, after having been cut and fitted by the ladies of the asso ciation. The generous contributions of friends and neighbors provided such a liberal supply of provisions and toys for the Chriftmaa festival, that they were able to appropriate the sum of $84, collected especially for that purpose, to the purchase of 1(U pairs of shoes and 12 dozen of good stockings, which are not Ineluded ia the list above given of articles distributed. The expenses for the past year amounted to $1,230, which is a larger sum than the directors had been led to anticipate, and which has arisen from the high price of coal and provisions, and also from the appointment of ?a assistant teacher. Tills has, however, ??y? the re port, been a most judicious improvement; for thus, children too young to be employed as beggars, are brought in before evil habits are formed, and it is from these little things we hope to develope the most future good. They have engaged the present rooms for another year, though the want of an eating and a bathing room are most sensibly felt. Some of the longer established schools possess these advantages; but they have pre ferred lor the present to remain as they are, rather than by an increased expenditure risk the failure of all their plans; for they feel that from the constant demtnds made on the charity of our citizens during the past winter, this is not the time to ask for more than is ne cessary to carry them on from day to day. But they indulge the hope of eventually possessing a bathing room and a wash house, in the benefits of which not only the children, but perhaps the female members of their families might be allowed to participate. The receipts ot the institution during the past year amounted to $1,680 58, to that there is at preeent a balance of $460 47 in the treasury. At the conclusion of the report, of which the fore going is merely an abstract, addresses were made by Rev. T. L. Cuyler and Rev. Dr. Cox, after which the meeting adjourned. Jersey City Hews. Tnr Majority for Mayor. ? It Is said that only 188 votes (instead of 106) given In the First ward, were re ?!ted from the roll on account ef the word ?' found" ving been spelled "Pond." Mr. Hill's friends allege that his present majority is only 168, and that if he had lost the gross number of votes reported he would have been 20 votes behind. They also say that he has 22 votes lying in the different boxes as rejected, owing to the fact that the ballot papers were so thin that two and three were voted as one. They assert that they are all right. Peiaonal Intelligence. ARRIVALS. At the Alter House.? Hon. Geo. W. Patterson, Albany; John M. Botta, Virginia; Hon. T/ Dudley, Richmond, Va. ; Hon. Mr. Tomlinaon, Texaa; Hon. liaac A. Hill, N. H. At the Metropolitan Hotel? Hen. John Ellioott, Pa,; Hon. W. T. Shoyer, Wisconsin; J. Huwes, San Franoieoo; Major Harrii and family, Washington. DEPARTURES. For Liverpool. in the steamship Baltio ? DrJS Weater volt and lady, Joaeph Shadrack, N Y; Mrs Theresa Atudon, France;, 'Mm and Misa O'Brien, and William(0'Brien, (bearer of deapatchea to London,) of N Y; Mr Maynard, N Y; Miss Franeia Wolle and Mr Aug Wolle, Penna; Mr and Mrs Edw Dodge, Miaa and Maat Dodge, NY; Jaa Courtland, Paris; Mr Crape and Miaa Crane, Mr and Mr* J W Schmidt. NY: Mr and Mrs Edw Vanderfcoydt, Germany; J B Beipore and W H Jorres, > Y; J II llama and Fr Raremaher, Phila; A. Towers. NY: George W Farr, Jr, PhiU; J W Moulton, NY; Mr and Miaa M Alexander, Phila; Mr and Mil* Rozora, Mr J F Henderaon, NY; R M Obertuffer, Phila; Mr and Mra Gre gory, Mia* Joe Gregory and Maater Gregory, Mr and Mra G W Gregory and child, Mia* A M Henderaon, John M Oraen ?ad son. Bait: Mra D Bernard Henry, Mill Koulkel, Dr Ber nard Henry, NY; W Chancellor; Mra and Miaa Torela, Phil; E Feber, Eugene Dully er, NY; E Schmidt, Mr Kayiar, Ca nada; Mr and Mra S X MeLanahan and ion, Dr Hefiter and daughter; Mr MeBride Vanderpool, Mra Atterbury, W Smith ana friend, Rev 8 D Bnrchard. NY: Thoi Hill or, Jr, NY; Mr and Mra Jamea Pott, Jr do; Marcel las Hartley, do: J M Joaea and G W Farant, do; H M stone, do; Mr Biltman, do; J Wilson and ion, do; Sam D Babeook, do: Hon J R Tyson Phila; Mr and MraH Lafourcade, do; Ch G Thernaner, NY; Theo Herts and lady, do; C Llnheir, do; B S Van Rensielaer, lady and three ohildren, do; F J Rue and lady, Phila; FG uhaw, Boaton; G W aeer, NY: J P Meyer, NY; Messrs E U Bnlkley, do; G B Reese, Phil; A 8 La throp, NY; B Bravo and friend, do; Otto Hefty, Phila; R ?Slimmon and Mr Shawell, D E Kirkpatrick, NY; J P Stage, do; DA Cronse, do; N F Miller, do; A II Napier, do; MV Reipel, do; Mr and Mrs J Fisher and two ohildren and ?ervant, do; George Jonea and friend, do; Mri ff Roaendah and two infanta; Misa R Blondell, do; I Ames, do; J Rosenthal Mra J E Isaac, ohild and inlant. Ens; Mr Gerardin and Baa din, France; J B Dillon, NY; J C Wllmerding, bearer of de apatcbea to London: Mcaari Clark and McConnln, NY; Jaa D Bnrieaa, do; II Chiaholm, Charleston; Mr Gatea, lad* and daughter, Penn: Domindo Pnitado, ion and two daughters, Mexiod; Messrs Eaton, Winchester, F Lewis, NY; C McCune, Francis llenriqnes, A insert, Ilillyer and lady, M D Benja min, J Acker and lady, Miaa E Harheok, Mesera Deaioines, Edird Wiede, NY: R F Gregory, NY; G B Walnwright and lady, Misi Walnwright, two children and aervant, Mr Conrtoll, France; Mr Eaator, E Mine, J B Va ron, E Esprnnga, Ellver and Donelbecher, J Oneaki, Mr and Mra Palariarg, 'France; H M Merlin, Waihington, Mr and Mrs H M MertU, O W Chote, Dr Mannel de Alvarei, John Nicholaon, N Y; Isaac Morrii, Jr, Plnla; C W Shep pard, N B; J?a B Miller, N Y; Jaa I.enox, twe Misa Lenox and servant, Miss Amberl, Mr and Mra J S Murphy, N Y; Mr Dnater, B T Moulton, lady, 3 children and aervant, Mr II J Barker and lady, J M Min, Mr and Mri R Langdon, Jr. John W l'ix. Isaac Douglaa, Mra A Dillon, Mra Hart, Mri Mitchell, S Children and nuree, New York; Captain T C Bryan, Haiti more; Min Clark, Virginia; Joa Brewster, Canada; Win F Correll, London; Br Coffin, lady and ebild, Portland; J Younga, Yonkera; Mr Carr. France; Enrique de Pando, Jnan Maaso. Pedro Cogeneok, lla*: Mri Angu'^ia and ohild, Mur ray; Miaa J L Lee, J Keaa, R Fyre, N Y: Edira Dowea, Mexico; P Clark, Cal; S Lavalle, Yncatac; F Ybarraand W Heyrdei, Yucatan; Alex A Cohan, N Y; F Ramirei, Mexico; Yaidoro < a. tanercand R R Prietto, Mexico; B Andrewa, N Y; A Pieto, Miaa E Haggerty, J J Haggerty, N 0; P B Randolph, N Y; Mr J e Spaulding Parpitt and lady and three children. New York; Mr A Colter. New York: Mr. W. B. Wertheod, England: Mr Ilager, Pennsylvania; Mr A Vacaro and lady. Madrid; Mr felleok New York; Mr S Goday. Mew York; Mr Ward, .New York; Mr Saint Ody, Buffalo; Mr and Mn and two MUses Curtis, Mew York; Mr Jeffry Brooka, Quebec Mr Sam Jelfrici, New Orleans; Oliver Armstrong, New' York; Misa J Bclun, New York: Edward t>annilt, Connecti cut^ Mr ^Thcinai^S Beldry and ion, Toronto. Min Torela, For toanaftfc, pnMjmnt Florida-WillUm II Hauia an, I? JackPon. Edwin Molt, J B Jftmci, H R Wnodt, Mrs .Samuel L MitehiU and seivtnt, Miaa Almira Mitchill Maater tdwm Bun Mitchill, Maater Blceoker Ncils.in llltebill Mi m Helen Reed, John Reed 8 I* Bell and In ly, Mn Was tea, O Eld ridge and lady, G Eldridge, ?rs Whitney n ad lady. Mill Hunter, F C roomie and lady, William Wiiaell R II Bitelow, Mrs Bettncr, Mill Catherine Burke, Dr Still man, R II Hinadale, and tight in the steerage. For Richmond. Ae , re? steamship Roanoke? O 15 Mallory, William Cofgwel), 8-th Adams and lady, F A Hall and lady, Mils S Wilder, Misa A Wilder, E I! Wilder, W * Vn derveod. () I.enrt, M'aRnck, Mra Mjers, Mrs llart and -:hild, M C Phillip*. Mis* J R viiami. Mis* II Fogarty, Mir* 13 W I. ley, ??.nmei blame*, a HeUaer. k' Ceu?tnl' i r, U Wi &*td, A ?faiit, Ct?r|* and .3 .a the ateeragt. IntcMttaf tram Brasll. OUR BIO JiXBIO CORRK8 PON DBNCE. On Boaed thk V. B. Ship Sav awkar, 1 Rio OB Jaseiro, March 3, IBM. j Arrival of the U. S. Ship Savannah? The Difficulty with the Water Witch id Paragu ay? Ttu; U. 8. Ship John Adam at Valparaiso? Rrinforrrwi~ni of the AUtm it the Paeijlc?An Execution ? Bio Weather ? Death of a, U. S. Marin*? The Bainbridgc and Gcrmantovn. Here we are (gain, riding on otur iron hobby in Sio harbor, after having had a beautiful time of it cruising on the ooa.it to recruit our health and spirits. Whether spoken by the bllndeet devotee of Neptune, or tho craziest coon In Bedlam, ours is a glorious life. No ap pointments to keep, no masters looking out for us, no markete to be late for, we reef, and steer, and furl, a* the winds will bare us, perlectlj satisfied that if we are not at eur journey's end to-morrow, we will be the next day ? nautically careless, whether oar jibboom pioneer points to Bel) ring Strait.-1 or Baliyragget. By the arrival of the steamer yesterday from Monte video and Buenos Ayres, intelligence has been reoetretf that the Paraguayan government had caused the Water Witch to be fited into, killing one man, and doing ether damage. The statements circulated here as to the origin of the affair, are so numerous that I decline publishing any of them . A vessel arrived from Valparaiso states the' nloopof war John Adams got to b?r destination safely. _ The British line-of- battle ship Monarch sailed last week for the Pacific, and toe T rench frigate Vlrginie left last Tuesday for the same place We were grievously disappointed in having been absent from here when the Susquehanna got in. We nad pre mised ourselves the pleasure of giving her a "salute," little thinking she would give us the slip ?s she did. A singular execution of ao affluent Brazilian is to oOme off to-day. He has been found guilty of murdering a whole fsmlly by burning the hous? over them, aed con siderable anxiety has been evinced daring the trial. I don't know where tie Germantown and Batabrtdge are, but suppose them to be on the station somewhere. Rio is hot tnoagh now to "fry a grasshopper," not withstanding which sickness has kept away. May Ue shadow never be greater. We are all well, but would be much better if the slovenlv authorities of the Brook lyn Lyceum sent the letters that are moulding on their shelves for us, by some of the many merchant shipe coming out b?re. One of th? Germantown's marines, who has been in the hospital ashore for some months, died, and wan buried last week. The mail for England leaves to-day. EDROF. Bfew Nicaragua Expedition. The gentleman who addresses the subjoined letter to Colonel Kinney is Mr. Corwine, well known in our bu siness community as for many years United States Con sul at Panama. The tracts of land oontrolled by Mr. Fa bens, alluded to in Colonel K.'s letter, are said to be very rich in gold and silver mines, and coal bed* of su Crier quality and great extent. A particular descrip in of that portion of the country, with an a coo ant of the discovery of these mines, was furnished by oar own correspondent in Nicaragua and published in the Her ald last September:? New York, April 16, 1856. Colons. H. L. Knnrar:? Dear qir ? 1 have learned from the public journal* and otherwise that you are connected with an enter prise or association having in view certain scheme* with regard to Central America or some part of it. Would j ou be kind enough to Inform me in general of the object of this association, if vou are connected with it, and of its character and plans? I do not ask from mere curiosity, bat with a desire to obtain information that may guide me in some contem plated movements of my own. In the first place I would like to know if thia compa ny, if there be one, is the "Central American Company ' ' with which your name has been connected, or is it a new one on another basis? I shall be inclined perhaps to take an interest, if de sired, in an enterprise which might be legally and safe ly engaged in, sad which piotnUed a reasonable return. I should wish, however, to be assured that there wu no such objection possible to be made te it as that Of "filibustering," and that every thing contemplated wu legal and safe, as well as l'kelj to be remunerative. If your convenience and interest permit an answer to ny enquiries, it would much oblige, very respectfully, your mend and obedient servant, AMOS B. CORWINE. COLONEL KUfNKY'e RBPLT. Naw York, April 17, 1866. Amos B. Corwihk, Esq., present? Sir? I am very happy to reply to the inquiries con tained in your favor or the 16th inst. An association of gentlemen has been formed in this city, under the name of the "Nicaragua Land and 'Mining Company," the object of which is to aettle upon and improve some lands granted by the Nioaraguan gov ernment, and others puichaaed of eitisens of that re public, and to work the mines that may be found there on, which are supposed to be very valuable, to cultivate some of the lands, to cut mahogany and Nicaragua, wood for export, Ac , Ac. In time we hope to establish freight and jpassenger boats on the river and lake, to build some villages and hotels for the accommodation of travellers, and, in fine, to settle and clear up the country, and bring its pro ductions into market. This association has no connection with the Central American Company, whose interests are all in the Moe quito territory, and who have an entirely separate or ganization. A considerable portion of the lands have been obtain ed from Mr. Febcns, our present Consul at San Joan, who baa made large purchases from individuals, ana who is interested with us. I am confident that the enterprise will be a profitable one, and it la liable to no objections such as you refer te. Our grants are good and sanctioned by the laws oC the government of Nicaragua, under whose authority we expect to hold our lands, and we hope to be of mate rial service to that country bv developing ita resources, cutting canals, making roads, and establishing com mercial relations with Europe and the United States. The vegetable productions of the country are very valuable, comprising tobacco, coeoa, Nicaragua wood, mahogany, Ac., Ac., and the indiarubber tree in the greatett abundance. The mineral resources are known to be sxtremely rich both in gold and silver, and coal, which last will be of verv great importance, and the beds of wnieh lie ex tremely convenient and accessible. I should be very glad to have yon take an interest In oar enterprise, and wBl readily afford you any other in formation in my power. If industry and . perseveranoe can reclaim a country and repay exertion, we hope to show something worth while within two years or less. Yours, very truly, H. L. KINNEY. Aflkln In Washington. OD* 8PANIBH RELATIONS ? CORRESPONDENCE BRTIM BKCBETARY MABCT AMD THE FRENCH MINISTER. [Correapondence of the Commercial Advertieer.l ? Washington, April 17, 1866. It la believed here that a correspondence baa recently occurred between Mr. Marcr ?nd the French Minister, la regard to the pending difficulties between the United States and Spain, In which the French Minister, Mr. Sar tiges, distinctly states that the French government wonld feel bound to take part in the supportof the righto of Spain to her American island*, and in opposition to any attempts on the psrt of this government, or citi zens of the United States, to wreat them from her. There ia no reasonable doubt of the truth of thl# statement. It accords with the previous asta of the French government in relation to the protection of Cub* from bur filibusters. Mr. Mercy, in his instructions to Mr. Sonle, refers to the naval demonstrations of Franca and England, in the neighborhood of Cuba. Senator Clayton remarked upon this subject, not long ago, that occurrences, while he was Secretary of State, had oon vinced him that Louis Napoleon meditated a blew at thin country, in cane of an attempt on our part to seize Cuba. AU these statements and intimations are separate frost and Independent of the inferences which have been drawn from the Clarendon declaration, and the declare tlon of Napoleon in regard to the accord of the policy ef the two governments in relation to all matters " at all points of the globe." But, if the above report be true, we have the definite and distinct declaration from Nap deon's mlnfeter that the French government will make itself a party againat the United States in any war that may eccur between Spain and the United States, for the protection of Spain's dominion in Cuba. [From the'Eveniog Post. INTERVIEW BETWEEN MB. MAROT AND THE BrANIBtt MINISTER. We are credibly Informed that immediately, or very soon alter Intelligence of the assault made by a Spanish cruiser upon the El Dorado reached Washington, Mr. Marry had an interview with the Spanish Minister, which resulted in an Immediate and unconditional ad mission by the latter that his government has been guilty of a trespass upon our commerse, and a promise to send instructions at once to Governor Concha, to aea that hereafter no vessels sailing under the American flag, however suspicious It may appear, shall be fired at or.brougbt to, unfiesa within nine marine leagues of the shore, which is the extent of marine jurisdiction con ceded to all rati' n- having a nea exposure. Such conceptions were cheeifuily made, as we learn, by the Spanish Minister, and his instructions ia aeoor* dnnce with them are already, we presume, ia the hand* of Governor Concha. In view of thla state of f jata, we beg to ask, Why was Commodore McCaulev sent off I with so much parade, and why does the Washington Fnicn keep; up such a perpetual din ? Is there u sin gle question now in dispute between the two coun tries which is not in the process of a fair and epeedv ad* jastment? We know of none, and can oaly attribute the noise and alarm which that print la principally em ployed In manufacturing, te a desire to reconcile the American people fo a w?r for Cuba as the shorte-t way of getting peace. It seems determined that the commer cial worlo, at least, aball have no quiet until Cuba Is wreited from ^paln, and Imagines, perhaps, fh?t we may in time become so much accustomed to a state of alarm, as to find In open war an agreeable eban^t). Look to Yonr Una Bills. TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD. The exorbitant charge of the Manhattan das Company for my qnarter'a consumption of gaa, en.lin * December 2A, ledneed me to keep a precise weekly account ef the consumption, by my meter, during the ensuing quarter, eading March 33. I have thla <ay received from the company my quarter's bill, from Decern jer 2*1 to March 28, and find I am charged, at that latter date, with a to tal consumption of 1?, 800 cubic fevt ? thun^'ii or inctsr to day, the 17th of April, (nearly a month later,) nurfee the consumptfon of only 14,400. This, you sie, if) not kept my own account, and comparnd this fraudulent company's b lis with my own meter. I should hate nal.t for nearly 2,000 <m,M? feet of fas I had not continued You will confer a fav?.r , o <n?. ml ?>.Doflt cm, our ><,? ?,ty, by putm-b.i.,, Icui iitl'ged kivui!, B. W. CAitf* MA*a,ft.