Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 8, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 8, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAKES GORDO W BEIXBIT, PROPRIETOR AMD EDITOR. ?flKl v. W. CORK EH OF NA88AU AKD FCLTOH ST. V?l?ac XX No. 147 AMGbEMEN'TS THIS EVENING. ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Fourteenth or Imui. BROADWAY THEATRE, Broidway-Lova Ohaie -Tub ffitnuu. BOWERY THEATRE, Hjhwi- Eijib'* FML?!irt* I ufTino n (. BURTON'S THEATRE, Ch?mb?r? ?tr??t? Yoi-mrvx. Dats or Louis XIV. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway? *r.*rrCTio*? Bil.l.a's STHATiOlM _____ AMERICAN Ml'SEL'M? Afternoon ? Flving Dvtchni*. Breaing? Love's Sacrifice. WOOD 3 MINSTRELS -MeonAnics' Hall? >72 Broadway. BUCKLEY'S OPERA HOUSE, 538 Broadway? Been Mn Ethiopian Or?R a Troup*. CHINESE ASSEMBLY ROOM"*, 139 Broadway-Pa no tiat or Sv*o*a and Si rot ok S?bastopoi,. FERHAM'S Bl'RLESQl'E OPERA HOUSE, 063 Broal waj? Ethiopia* Ufiba Troup*. New York, Tuesday, Muy 8, 1854. Mailf for Europe. to HEW TOBE HJtRALD ? KDITiON FOB KTT&OrE. Ibe Cunard mai) et?am?ki p Africa, Capt. Hat ri son, wiil kMt Boston on Wednesday, at noon, for LWeipool. The European ma la will c'.cte In tkiia city at a quarter to two o'clock this afternoon. 3ks Hirald (printed in EsglUb and FTench) w>ll fee ' at ten o'clock in the morning. Single copies, is wrapper*, sixpence. ?nbacriptions and advertlieaents for any edition of Mb* Nrw York Bhulo will be recelreg at the following flM?e In Europe:? IxrmPOGL.. John Hunter, Ko 12 Rxchanire street, East. Lonoii . . . . Sandfcrd & Co., No. IT CorchOL ?' Wui Tbcmai & Co., Ko, 10 Catharine street, fua Livingston, Wells & Co., 8 Place de la Bourne. The Ktvia. The steaxiahip Alia arrived at H*lifax last even teg, with fiie days later news from Eirope. The aeweia interesting, but, uot important. The diplo ??to at Vienna had met again, but their con ferences led merely to a reiteration on the part ?! Ruitia of her non acceptance of the terms proposed. The latest Russian account) turn Bebastopol are to the 22d ultimo, at yhich time Gortschak ff reported that the fire of the allien bad weakened. The bombardment had continued uniiiterrapted'y, diversified by occasional sorties, one of which ia described as 'second only to the battle of Inkernann. Twelve dajs tbe cannon ade had proceeded, without any advantage to either aide, although both the bObgera and the besieged Mem to be perfectly satisfied with the remits. It is rumored that Prussia ani Austria have come to an understanding un ?svorable to tbe allies. MeuschlkofT is not dead. Hi* conduct of the war has met the approval of the Cnar. Persia ia said to have unreservedly declare! for Russia. The French exhibition waa not inauguratod en l the 1st inst., as contemplated. The ceremony was pretponed to the 10th or 15th. The treaty between Japan and the United States has been duly ratified at Simoda. Cotton, owing to the short supply, hid improved. Breadstuff's had also advanced in prije. 8yracnse was crowded yesterday with delegates to the Know Nothing State Convention. Every eounty was represented, and the utmost barm my prevailed. The action of the convention will ba of great importance a* effecting the state of parties upon tbe slavery question and tbe presidency in IMG. The famous Kinney expedition cue cams uo yes terday In the United States Dia'rlc*. Court, b if ire Judge lngersoll. It had been regularly set down for tiial for the 7th of May. Colonel Kinney, his associate in the en.erprize, Ur. Consul Fabens, a large a umber of tbe fiiibut>t::o3, agri -ul'uriste, or colcniatB interested in the matter, aad several emi nent counsel in their bshalf, were all praaent in eourt.and the intenseat interest waa manifest in the jroceedirgc. Mr. MeK .on, the Unit:! S^'.es District Attorney, moved, however, that the c&u bo postponed for this ttrm, bo aito eaab.e tin to pro core the attendance of two witnesses, resident or uaualiy to be found in Philadelphia, Tvh..m ha hu l endeavored to sub^ocia, but who were, when tie Deputy Marshal proceeded there for tie pu*poae, absent f om tii e city. The c:unsel f?r thj assussd oppcetd tia; motioii; represented to the Couri t"i?t this day bad been forma'ly s-.t dow i for tue t,-i*l of tbe cate, that they were reaJy and a'jxiois 'o pro ceed with it, that the charter* d steemer was to Lava left this pert en that day, that for #a:h rmbsequait day of her detention the accused pa -".lei would hive to vay seme 11,500 for lier demurrage, th it gone four or five Bundled of tbe expeditionists we e re* siding here at an exponee of 11,000 a d-y, tha fur ther delay would tare tie effect of breaking up aa expedition whish was in i'.s<ir peaceful aad legal, >nd that, moreover, tbs tes'iomy of these abs<*at witnesses cou'd not ba inferred to be very important, aa tie Grand Jury bad fvoid a bill of indigent witlout it, Cait'ag, wh? wai asecuate d with the Dint-id Av.ortfey, On bcha f of the repubic of Nicaragua, or cf its reputed Mi lis ter, replied to these objections and supported toe motion ta postpone. Judge Ingoraoll took the sa ne view cf the matter as that laktn by the counsel for the defence, and decided tha*. tbe reasons alleged by tbe Dutrict Attorney for tin post Mneann: wero net sufficient to icduce him to reve-se the o-der hitherto maae aa to the d*y of trial; that it would bo a great hardahip to the accused parties to do so, aid that tbe proeecu ion must proceed. The Diet ict Attorney then moved that the oaae be sent t> tha aext United States D attic, Court, but that wis also refused; and a sabsequent jmotion to defer it to another day in this term met with the ram a re toll. Tbe District Attorney then declined to p-o eetd with tbe pros' cution, unprepared aa hedeem;d he was; and the Judge, in that state of tha caw, ordered the recognizances of the parties, ($10,010 each,) to be discharged, and Mews. K>uney ard Fabtnato enter into tbeir own recognizances lo $1,000 saeh to appear and answer tha charge against then aext term. That being done, the parties le't tbe court rejoicing, and will pro'oabiy be 'ore noon tc-day be s eaming down tbe bay la the steamer United States, on their way to the shues of Cea'.ral A * erica. Toe case t fiT its Bunkley, tbe escaped nun, aga'ns*. a publishing firm, came up in the Ciruit Cour, jester day. Several affidavits, which we publisi, were submitted, and fioally the matter was poit p^ted till Saturday. The sfl'sir bears a very my* torkns. Guy Fawkes sort of aipect. Tbe Board of Aldermen met last evening, and transwtrd a large amoun' of business, a fell report of which is givtn in another column. A resolution that tbe regular meetings of tbe Board bs held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, was adovted. Nothtrg of particular importance waa transacted in the Boaid of Council men last evening, excepting the pretentatim of a reiolutloa e tiling for tbe appointmen . of a cosml.Ue to investigate certain eharges pr-ferred against Councilman Kcrrigau. fi erne ?f tie mtmbers seem to think it ia net at all consul in* Uary to have the asrociation of this gan Men.an in the Bond. In the Bi d of Soparv s rs yesterday, a pream ble and resom'icn were cffVredby Alderman B iggs, <iee>)eii?g thai Archbishop Hughe* twos property to tbe amount of several mi lions of dollar*, which will rereit to his legitimate i-sue, and d rectipg that sard property b- Uk, .he ,,ropwtj o( 4,_ otl?* isdividnal. Tte subject was nfrrred to ah* appropriate coimittee. The proposition to io uease tte series of ?l.e jai?ges of tie !o al c iurtt w*i? ?? >'r^ U* s ?p*ea' con -ni Three mmb ?t drowning cam* nndar their obser vation; eflso ft case of delirium uomm, where Um jury, is rendering their verd.ct, oenaured the Governors of the Almshouse for not providing proper receptacles ftt BeUevue Hospital for persons afflicted with this disease. Inquests were held upon the bodtaa of Mn. Allen, of No. 6 Tirlck street, (id Mr?. Phillips, of Third ft venae, who died from the effects of injaries received by the txDlesioft of csmphene lamps. A eon of John Hudson, of 139 West Thirty fifth street, was killed by falling oat of the fourth story win4ow of hia father s boose. Besides the cases we have eno- | met sited, many others or minor importance occupied tte attention of Coronera Gamble, Hilton and 0 'Doc tell during tbe entire day* A large number of emigrant ships arrive 1 yester day from various European porta. Tbe number of vessels was fourteen, bringing 3,059 psMtengers, as follows : ? From Liverpool Ship Alsert Gallatin 386 Sli p Manhattan. 060 ,-h p W"rr. Taps'.ott 810 From Hi rt burg Brcm. bark Elbe 196 From Br. atiip Unprey 280 From HtTre 8b ip Trumbull.. 329 Ship Sflfnii.J 190 Shi t) St. -Nicolas. 223 From London Ship Pi?Bi lent Fillmore 147 Ship L'verpool 26t> From Bremen Br em. bark Coriolan 212 FromKctttrdam Dutch bark Van Boise 174 From L?{ horn Italian brig 11 Terere 21 Total .3,959 We have no report oi the number of passengers by tbe ship Conqueror, from Liverpool. Her list would probably swell the total to 4,500. The great trotting match between 9 in tag and Flora Temple, for 12,000, came off yesterday after nocn at the Union Course, and waa witnessed by stt immense corcDurte of people. Again "the bast t'me od record" baa to be recorded. Santa?, carry ing three hundred pouids, wen tbe race in t tires atraight beats, in 2:31?2:33?2:35. We postzoae the publication of the details, as r sports of religious anniversaries mast take precedence in our cMunni this morning. Tbe city governments of Jerwy City, H jbiksn and Hudson were organized yesterday, the two last named commencing tbeir municipal exist jnci. Tbe Mayer of Hoboken is in favor of a strict ad niuis'.ra tion of tbe excise lavs; and the Mayor of Hadsoi, tbougb net prepared to recommend a prohibition of tbe liquor traffic, la in favor of aecaring a supply of wholesome water, asd enforcing a due regi-d (or the SiLbath. We hiva t'u 1 reports of tbe interest leg inauguration ceremonies, bo: cannot find ep?39 for their publicati >n. Tte Mayor of Albany has cooaaiunica'ed bis views reipecting hia du'iea under the pronibi ,o:y li-rja >r 1& v. He says, In regard to the op&ra'ion of ths stifute after the of July, that tbe lw will not ?pply to liquor tha right to sell which ij givci by any law or treaty of the United S'ates. Tha Peninaular Bank of Detroit waa robbed an Saturday of seven thousand dollars, in five and ten dollar bills. A reward of five hundred dol'ars is offered for the ttieves and the money. The British brig Venus, from Nassau for Na v York, was run into by schooier Hanover, off the Ca^es of the Delavare, on the fish insi., aal both vessel and cargo were sunk. Tbe crew and passen gers of tbe Venas were rescued, and have arrived at Norfolk. Tbe sales of cotton yesterday were onfioed to about 1,000 to 1,200 bales, the market cloeing with out quotable change in prices. Had holders bsen disposed to have conceded a trifle, the sales would prcbably have been quite large. Offing to lim'itsd supplies, aid an active home demand, floor again advarced 12? cents, and in eome cases 25 cants, per barrel, cn common, medium and good grades. Southern white wheat sold at $2 55, and Canadian waa told a* $2 60. Indian corn varied from $1 14 a II 16. Provisions were firm, without change of momtiit in quctati.ni. Cuba molasses was a stive. The transacticsa embraced 1,600 hhds. tart, for d'a t?l ing, paitly for the East, at prlcts ranging from 24c. a 25c., which was an ad vance. About 2,500 bales of cotten were engaged for L'verpool at 5-16d. to 3 lCd. p?r ib. So More Slave States. The Legislatures of ssveril Northern States? Massachusetts, New Yprk, Connec ticut and others ? have passed resolutions declaring, among other thing?, that there shall be " no more slave States."' If this doctrine prevails in the North, they will bare the power to enforce it in Con. grees. But it is easy to see that the attempt to enforce it will put us upon the highroad to dis union. The only guarantee which can now in mre the perpetuity of the Union, is something like a balance of power to the South, as a breakwater in the general government against the aggressions of the North. This bala ice, before the admission of California, the South possessed in the Senate of the UnUed States; but the addition of California to the free States has destroyed this equilibrium. The South desiie, therefore ? and they have the right to ask? the admission of another slavoholding Stf-.te, to rc&tore this lost equilibrium of forces in 4 he Senate. To this end we may expect to see K-insas, within a 3 ear or two, knocking for admission into the Union. Should the North refuse to admit her. in the event of a constitution recog nizing the existence of slavery, we are hurried to the nltimate question of union or disunion The moment the South discover that the power of the North in Congress is to be devoted to the " crushing out " the institution of slavery, the alternative of secession comes up in a pa'pable shape. Aid this is the drift of this Kansas imbroglio. All this mock philanthropy about human freedom, liberty, and the horrors of Southern slavery, is mere stuff and non=ense. The real question is union or disunion. Tne African race, whether as slaves iu the South or "free colored Americans " in the Nor h, oc cupy the position, socially aud politically, of an inferior race, and properly so, and simply because the great Creator has made them an inferior race. In the same community with the white man, the black, enslaved or emancipated, must forever occupy a degraded position Iq a community purely African, even the civilized black relapses again to African indolence and barbarism. See Hayti ; Ja naica. S'opthe supplies of christianized rccraits from onr Southern States to Liberia, and that republic, in the space of two cr three generations, would probably degenera'c into a petty kingdom of cannilmls, with a savage beast as thoir ruler, horrible and bloody as the Kin* of Dahom?y. The three million* of the African race, th.j most enlightened and the happiest in the warM, are the three million slaves of our Southern States. Tbis cry of slavery, the horrors of slavery, stop the extension of slavery, is therefore a mockery ?nd a snar". Reduced to its Jin -il consequencfs.it means di-ruption, disunion, a war of sections, a war of race.-, fire and !-word, anarchy end indiscriminate slaughter. And ILete ultima^ consequences urn interwoven into the, trcachero'i* w ;t> of this K tanas contro very. The sc ? io'.al ??!:a'.ion*, jealoasles, aiitl re ictges of half a century, are coo in flated iu this K^nsa- q .estioa. The begioni g ic (HiiLOUS ? the end will be d *a*truiio >f rj^ht or wren ft. jus? er uojj?*. tt?-ro arc i> lw " r? > w . ? ? ?4 I V ,<? it - ? k* k ThtLMtCMdWMtflhrdlMwiilk.VHaw | Mwmb tha Tm Opera fiwpii. Coalitions are the order of the day. There are do interests, however apparently antago nistic, no prejudices, however strong, which are not capable of being reconciled. In poli tics we have seen how easily extremes meet; and in musical affairs we have just had a simi lar illustration. The junction of the rival Opera companies of the Academy of Mut ic and of Niblo's has come upon every one with surprise. The former had no sooner had a spell of raccess, after the most trying and discouraging struggles, than it was menaced with an opposition of a most formida ble character. It was an opposition against which all the artistical talent, all the manageri al tact, ard all the great tloaccfbl resources of the Academy would have found it difficult to contend. The Opera company at Niblo's would, by the force of its own merits, have lived out ?he full term of its engagement, without nuking much by the enterprise, it is true, but still doing enough to damage its wealthier rival, and to convert tbe hard earned successes of the Ut ter into perhaps disastrous losses. Those who were acquainted with the merits of the artUt9 composing the new company at Niblo's, awaited in dismay the result of this ruinous con test. It presented the Directors of the Acade my with pretty much the same prospects as those which stared Mr. Lumley in the lace when Gye carried off mcst of his leading artists and established a rival Opera in Covent Gar den. Owing to the obstinacy of the former, the rival house throve sufficiently to ruin the lestee of her Majeety's Theatre, without benefit ting at all its own lessee. Had Lumley possc:sed a little tact and more pliancy of character, he would have accommodated matters with the refractory members of his troupe, and spared the heavy sacrifices which he was subsequently compelled to make. Strong, however, as he fancied himself in the support of the aristo cracy, he refused to make the least coucestdous, and the oonsequeqce was that be lost every penny that he had previously acquired. There is no position, perhaps, which requires greater judgment and diplomatic tact thaa that of an impresario. Singers are prover bially the most perverse and difficult race to deal with in any of the pursuits of life. Just as they are now so they were in the tine of Horace. No one, therefore, has a chance of conducting successfully the affairs ol an Opera house, unless with great administrative skill he combines a profound knowledge of humau nature and great adroitness of manner. He has to adapt himself to al! sorts of characters and disposi tions, and to diplomatise in circumstances in which he ought to be able to command. Cu rious to say, although the present directors of the Academy are almost all men of business, and are presumed to have little experience in such matters, they have exhibited more of those qualities than any of the professional impresa rios we are acquainted with, Either the com mittee as a body, or some master spirit amongst them, (doubtless the Chevalier Wlkoff.) seems of late to be guiding the affairs of the society with unerring judgment and success. We Baw how, after the failure of Ole Bull, the disorgan ization and discouragement which threatened the disruption of the troupe, were all at once converted, by the magic tou jh of some invisi ble wand, into harmonious action and confi dence. Since then the admirable management which has been evinced in the control of all tie details of the administration, in which the selection of new and attractive works, and the completeness of their mise en scene, formed, of course, the principal features, has conducted the establishment in a short time to a height of prosperity unexamp'ed in the history of similar undertakings in this country. All the fruits, however, of this care ful and skilful management were, as we have al ready stated, perilled by the formidable charac. ter of the opposition threatened by the new troupe at Niblo's. It was impossible tha*; New York could sustain two such companies, each of sterling merit, and doubt and anxiety conse quently impended over the prospects of both It is under such difficult crcumstanc?s that gi eat men show themselves. There was but one means of reconciling the rival interests ; but it was one thing to suggest it, and another to carry it out. To the flbevalier Wikoff be longs both the credit of the idea and the ac complishment of the work of the coalitioa. Ia delicacy and difficulty it deserves to b? classed amongst the most famous fusions of rival in terests on record, whether political, religious, or artistical, not excepting the patchwork cabi net of Lord North, the mongrel adminU'ration of Lord Aberdeen, or the coalition of ChrK tianity and Mahommetanism under the aus pices oi the new Holy Alliance. Having overcome this last and moat for midable obstacle in their path, the directors of the Academy have now but little to fear from any fresh attemp ; at rivalry. They hare got before the wind with full sails, and they h lve only to persevere in the judicious, liberal and popular spirit which his marked their manage ment of late, to secure the most brilliant re sults. In the meanwhile, the lovers of the Italian lyrical Muse may congratulate them selves upon her having taken up her permanent abode amongst us, as their favorite amusement seems now finally placed beyond the dangers arising from incompetent management and in sufficient resources. An Aim* Slavery Organ in Oi.d Kentucky. ? The Louisville Journal comesoutinafuriou* tiraie agaiLst the MUt-ouri squatters In Kansas and takes sides with Gov. Reeder, Forney, und their affiliated free noil l-tnd speculators and abolition emigration societies. This is very Grange. One is almos' periuvled that C isalus M Clay or Gerritt Smith has hai Prentice by the button hole in a plUble m iod, in readiag such strong anti slavery sentiments as these to which we refer in the Louisville Journal. Lloyd GarritOD, in his Liberator, if wc are not mistaken, will crow lustily over this acquisi tion of the great Kentucky poet and journal i t to ibe Holy Anti-slavery alliance. Let Us Hear From Syuacl-se.? The Know Nothings meet io a grand Sta?e Council at Sjracose, to-day, at.d it is givea out that they will iMiie a l<?ld and strong natioaal platform in the great constitutional questions of th s crisis? one tint will strike terror into the ranks of the Seward coalition, and the adininistraMoa (Temocracy of the South. Very gooj. Let ihini tollow tip the brilliant example of the Com>? I of onr FifMW tf> Ircctul the attention of the leading jouraals or Europe, and the admiraMoi of the Know Noil of Virginia. Let o? b?*r frou Syr* The Ruder Conspiracy and thb Adminis tration.? One o t the kitchen organs at Wash ington ia highiy incensed at our presumption in calling the administration to account con cerning the free soil land speculating proceed ings of Governor Reeder, Forney and others, in the Territory of Kansas. The only distinct averment, however, which this kitchen org m makes npon the subject is, that the Kansas | lands bought up by Reeuer&Co. were procured , in the usual way. We have no doubt of it, and the puv'lio are pretty well informed of the usual way of landjobbers in their bargains with the Indians. But it this advocate of Rttder and Forney has no defence for them and the administration against our charges, it bag its usual fund of vulgar abuse of "Bennett," signifying nothing. It is stuff and rubbish, wasted up ,n the wind. How deep must be the degradation and imbecility of an administra tion which has no better means of defence against its assailants than this vile girbage of its kitchen scullions! The real question at issue, however, cannot thus be shirked and evaded. Has not Mr. Pierce cheated and swindled tbe South up >n this K in fas-Kebra.'ka question in the practical organi zation of the Territorial government of Kansas? Was not Mr. Recder appointed Governor with a full knowledge in the Cabinet of hia free soli proclivities as a politician and as

a speculator? Do not* his acts and pro ceedings show that his great aim has been to make Kansas a free soil Territory, in the en couragement of free soil emigrants, and in deterring Southern slaveholders from settling in the Ttiritory ? And whether he is now dis placed or not, the mit chief has been done ? an agitation has been excited the probable con sequences of which no human imagination can ccmpass. We say that this appointment by Mr. Pierce was perfectly consistent with his free soil Van Buren antecedents, and that upon this Kansas question, as upon the Cuba question, he has been deceiving and cheating the South. And now what's to be done, we should liko to know ? This kitchen abuse of " Bennett" does not settle the issue with the Miwourians. The Anniversaries ? The Anniversary week is upon us. Let the orators and chaplains at the various meetings make short speeches, short sermons, and short prayers, and they will save time, labor and money. Mauy of our parsons and reformers from ihe "rurtl dis tricts," on these occasions come to town for Iheir new suits of clothes, some made to or der, others taken second hand from " Cheap John's" of Chatham street. In these purchases, let the brethrci of tbe city see tc it that their friends fro m the country fall not into the clutches of Peter Funks and such like hard customers. Above all things, let our anniversary people of the various religious societies avoid the theatres, the negro minstrels, the grogshops, the mock auctions, and all other bad places. Tne devil exeroises a large jurisdiction among our ua godly population ; but let tne brethren con sult Mayor Wood for further advice. He kaows all about it. We hope and pray, in any event, that the late example of our lavmak^r3 in their visit to this great metropolis will be repu diated by our anniversary societies. The Legis lature, under the lead of the Lieutenant Gov ernor, got boozy on bad brandy at Blickwell's Island, and then went back to Albany and passed the Maine Liquor lav. Let our reli gious friends now in town eschew bad brandy, avoid Blackwell's Island, stick to cold water, and get all the money they can for the conver sion of the heathen. Upon this platform we may say, rejoice, brethren, for the victory is ours. Temperance Movements.? We see that the temperance people are bringing out the legal opinions of eminent lawyers on the new liquor law as fast as the liquor dealers. Where now art the great guns of the latter party, Bronson, 0 'Conor, Gerard and others? Let them ome out with their written opinions. But above all others, we call upon Julge Edmonds to come out. Let him forthwith summon a meeting of the spirits of the leading lawyers of all ages, from Moses down to Sir William Blackstone, and from his spirit down to that of Gen. Jackson, and have a discussion and a decision upon the consti tutionality, the meaning, the intent, and the expediency *of our new liquor liw, from begin ning to end. Without some such interpretation, we fear the law will neither be respected nor understood. Let Judge Edmonds, therefore, call np the great legal spirits of past ages for a thorough dissection of this puzzling, this inex plicable liquor law. Rap ! rap ! r.ip ! What's lhat? Call in the Judge icbtan'ly ? Wanted at Tammany Haul? An official manifesto through the Washington Union, on the Hqnatter troubles at Kansas. Apply t > Join Cochrane or Captain Rentiers. Nmlne Affhln. Lors of the ?nioo>KR John Clark and Nearly all of h>.r t'Riw. ? lie fate of tbe rcbooner John Clirk, befoi- ? reported m>sin?, b&s beta eclved by C*pt. Button, o'' tbe bsrt Clark Wlcdnor, arrived yes'.erJay fron Pott a i Pr nee, who mskts the following report:? On tbe ontwird patsage, Mirch 10, lat. 32, loa. 66 38, a fresh breeze from S. 8. W., paw a wreck to the lee ward, wi.h two men tt ending on tbe bow anl waring It eir bate. Hove to and go* out a boat, and succeeded in taking tbem iff. Tte wreck p rov?d to be the s-jh j.mer John CUrk, Capt HeK?;, bene* for Kingston, Jamaica, lhe nun eta'ed tbatthey were alltbut were Vf< out of se ver. men that railed in tbe above sctoone- from New York r n 'be 3d dfcj if March, bound to Jasmel; thatoa th? 7tb March. 9 V. M , white unt'er tiro reefel sail *ia i VV. 8. W., a iqnall struck the ichojner from W. K W , threw her on ter beamrndi, an<l it waa an hour before t hey curceeded in cutting away the weather rigiin/. wbea tVe mainmast and foremast want close hy the deck ; then >b< righted, with her batchr* bursts, and the vesiel full of water. On that (lay tb?y were wiihont focd or water, but on the next they obtained a keg of cracker*, faturated with salt water, lbey afterward* got a buc.et of vinegar, sjms shark liver 0:1, and *.>me eamphene. Tbe latter male them itiifld end to feel ae it they wer?< on Are Th# filth day after the eataatiophe, tie captain, mate, steward, and two men tiled. and tbey (the two remaining men) had roiling to eat for eight day* prevloua to beioj taken otT. Tboea who died went ersry previous to death. The sur vivers also atate that tbey saw two diilarent veisels, one a fitb ng ichcomr, wh'ch (am* ao close tbat they conll eee the man at the helm. They hallooed to one, which hove to, end came clcse up unler their le?, and, after euivoying tbi m, pot the'r helm hard up and bore aje ay without oileriiiR a"J aefciatanee. AU were living at that | tim?, and bn'. lor the darkness they could have read tier xeme, as her letters tben were Indistinctly visible. The weather was good, and notblog to hinder them from eavipg all bsndi. Tbe names of the two men saved from the John Clark were Ro-<ert McKay (capuin's eon) and ("Varies Oow*'l It it much to be r^retted that the nam' of the vessel which bore down to tbe eufferrra and then ao erueilv left tb?m to their horrid fate could not be aeoertaiaed *n that tbe comxsnder might be held up to tae s?orn , ?bich bis brutal ocnduct so richly merits. Jersey City Srws. HrjkW Rorrery. ? Wm. U. Dame, dry goo-lx merchant, In Montgomery street, discovered, ye.terJay m >rn nf, tl at fata 'tore had been enteral during the day or nigh p-rvioir and robbed of valuable govts to tbeam>in i*| 11,100. The tbiever hare not bn a detected. From N*w York to Cuken Ray, via Tjmont>. The >teemor Ma? Flower arrived here y?st-rday mora'ng <T'tr Oswego, m ith a ear?o of *en?ral m"r'h*iH1?* for i xii l'?y aao ctlirr porta io Wiseontln, beng tbe Sr?t < ??? T'lTfe'-iK'n' *<?* 1 II i?> VlMi Ouioiltft) May t 1 THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. The New Vtrk Know Nothing State Conven tion. Syracuse, May 7, 1856. A great number o? dtttgt'ei bare arrive!. Among them we Cad registered at the hotels the names of Gen. Soroggs. of Erie; Lovell, Farrington and Hamilton, of New York; Busten and Page, tf Albany; Bruit, of Rens selaer; Peck, Magard and Payne, of Columbia; and Saunders, of Westehester. The delegates seem to be mostly new men. Every county in the Stat* ia fully o; partially represented. Entre harmony stems to pre vail. The Peninsular Bank of Detroit Robbed. 8EVKN THOUSAND DOLLARS 8TOL1N? LA HUE REWARD OFl'KR?D. | Detroit, Uiy 7, 1855. On Saturday seven thousand dollars, in five and ten dollar bills en ihe Peninsular Bank of this city, were stolen from the bank. The notes were new and never bad been issued, and were all countersgned by S. M. Holmes, State Treasurer, and numbered one thousand and one to thirteen hundred, and dated April 1, 1866. No notes of these denominations, countersigned by S. L Holiees, Kill now be Issued by the bank. No clue to the perpetrators of the robbery baa yet been discovered. A reward of five hundred dollars is offered for tbe arrest of the thitveg and recovery of the money. Municipal Election at Harper's Ferry. Harper's Ferry, II ty 7, 1855. At the municipal election wbich came off here to dty> tbe democrats elected their whole ticket. The majority for their candidate for Major ia 31; and for Recorder, 23. Tile Grand Temperance Convention at Boston . Boston, Hay 7, 1866. Among the distinguished persona announced to be prevent at the Grand Temperance Convention to be held in the Tremont Temple to-morrow, are Governors Clarke of New York, Morrill of Maine, and Hoppin of Rhode Ifeland. Governor Gardner, of this State, will preside. The Kew Jersey Central Ra'lroad. Kuzaiicthfort, N. J., Kay 7, 1855. Tbe annual meeting of the stockholders of the New Jersey Central RaUtc ad was held at this place to day. Tbe old Board of Directors, consisting of Messrs. John S. Johnson, Wm. F. Dodge, John C. Greene, Adam Nonle, Benjamin Williamson, John 0. Sterna, Fre derick T. Frellnghuysen, H. D. liaxirell, and Alfred Vail, were reelected. The business of the roal has largely increased dumg tbe iait year. It is expected tbat tbe connection will be formed with the Lehigh Val ley Railroad from Easton to Aiauch Chunk by the 1st of July, and the Warren Railroad will, in September, make a connection with the Delaware, Lacka irana and Western road, thus opening the Central road to the coal fields of Pennsylvania. News tcom Nova Scotia. Boston, May 7, 1856. HaMfax papers of the 2d Instant have been received bere. The Governor of Nova Ssotia has issued a proclama tion appointing Friday, tbe 11th of May, as a day of fatt ing and prayer on account of the war. A fire broke out in Halifax on the 30th ult., which des troyed seven or eight buildings. A hotel, two houses and two stores were destroyed by fire in Wlndior on the 2lst ult The PicUrn Chronicle of April 26th reports flour and farm produce generaUy very scarce, and anticipates much distress among the Inhabitants if supplies do not arrive soon. ThePiopeller Arctic for the Kane Expedition. Philadelphia, May 7, 1865. The steam propeller Arctic, built for the Kane expedi tion, made a trial trip this morning. Her machinery was built by Msssrs Sutton & Co., of New York. The Manypenny and Reeder {Controversy. Washington, May 7, 1866. People are anxious to see the reply of the Commis sioner of Indian Affairs, to the recent letter of Governor Reeder, and It is hoped the Governor will publish it. Total Loss or the Brig Venus. Norfolk, May 7, 1866. The British brig Venus, from Nassau, bound to Nsw Ycrk, with a cargo of ootton, was run down, off the Capes of Delaware, on the night of tbe 6th inst., by the schooner Hanover, of Richmond. The vessel and cargo are a total loss. The captain, crew and passengers of the Venus have arjived at Hampton Roads, In ths Hanover. Organisation of the City Councils or Phila delphia. Philadelphia, May 7, 1856. The City Councils reorganised this morning. John P. Verree, Esq , was re elected President of the Select, and Wm. P. Hacker, Know Nothing, was elected President of the Common Council. Fire In the Woods In New Jersey. Millvillk, N. J., May 7, 1855. A fire commenced this morning in the woods, five miles above the west side of Maurice river, and it ia now burning with much vloleoce on both sides of the river. Ths c'tireni have partially succeeded In subduing its progress, but a rain will be required to ex tinguish It. Succewfnl Balloon Excursion. Baltimork, May 7, 1865. Monsienr G?d*rd l?lt New Orleans on Sunday last, la a balloon , and travelled three hundred sod ten mile* in six bourn, landed h'g passengers at Port GIb.'on, Mississippi, in J then retained his voyage. W ?ather at tlie West* Buffalo, May 7?3 P. M. The weather is very cold, and snow is now f illing, "lbe wind is blowing stroogly from the northeast. The neatber at Ckvelsnd is the same. Dktroit, May 7? S P. M. Scow fell bi it U; all ths afternoon, hat m?l'ed as it fell. It in falling slightly vjow. Island Navigation. Oswroo, M.y 7, 1855. The stesraer Chtmpioa arrived from Toronto this mcrning, cn the (list trip, with passengers. ThiJ steamer conp!etss the line now running between here and Toronto. Qcctkc, May 7, 1855. Navigation is opeo. The brigs Ottawa, Albion, and the abip Toronto, arrived yesterday. Wdkeu.vu, May 7, 1855. There is sight fett ten inches of water in ths channel of the Ohio river at this point, and the water is r. Jing. Ihe weathtr is quite cool. I'm* MJRG, May 7?12 M. There is now seven feet of wster in the chsnnel of the river at this point, and it is falling. The weather is warm and clear. Market*. rHILACBLFHIA STOCK BOARD. PftiLADKLrnu, May 7, 1-05. Mosey unaltered. Stocks dull. Reading, 43X; Morris Canal. 13??; I-ong Island Railroad, 18: Pennsylvania Railroad, <2Jf: Pennsylvania Stats 5's, 87. Srrn.Tiso th? t'mr of CutvauurD, Ohio, with Wats* ? The citizens of Cleveland having concluded to supply themselves with pare water from Lake Erie, have had a pair of large pumping engines manufactured for ths purpose, at the Allaire works, in this e'.ty. They have juit been completed, and aia now set up ft the works, previ-us to shipping for their destina tion, which will be in about a week. The engiaei are *o be placed near the city of C'sveland, at the foot of Kentucky street on the border of the ske, asd so arranged as to draw or fores the water from he lake by a pipe leading a distance Into it, and then orced njon a bluff some li>0 or 2C0 feet, to a large tlie liouting reservoir, to be constructed npon the higheet point te be attained. From thence it will be led through pipes similar to the Croton of thie city. The proposed height to which the water will be raised above the sur ?acecf the lake, It about 170 ftet The whole was ar aDg?'d and designed by Mr 8 R. Scowden, engineer of the water worleatCleveiand. The engines are massive, highly finished, snd rnioj parts? in fact, nearly the en t ie (touts of each? are most beautifully poiiehed anl mmu ely fitted, equal to the finest clock work, anl are pr> tonsctd. aid justly to by competent jadgee, one of ik me t tplendid production* of steim engine work ever r< on d n this or any other eonntrr, sn1 a credit to r ? V.,i i ts snd all partlts concerted. Tie cost of ths ? r .? vtps S'd app'irtenancee will be eighty five ? ?.i ?r 4 : ot'ar. The iron need ia the!- oonstraeUoi ? ^ -v -1 y was ?? k ?l.? ? oto?ail n.ln. s In EngUad. The cyl.aierj of tn I ? r of ?ng l?? are 7b lathes ia eiameter, wiUi 10 leg o'ipV* i f risten. and are furauhed with sis iron boll*r?, Jcrg end 0 leet oUmeter. Teers are a'so two i r. "c r ?>?! 'e ''-lie e"tV to ,o U* rffoiiU end ol the westing beam. 11m At?d?*y at Hoalc. The fourth repreaenUtioa or the "Ewvatate" wm at tended last sight b y a mother crowded *nl briJiant audience. Aa might be eipeste.l, etch auccteling repre tition of this 1m opera.only rervea to mc.ea.-e ita hold on the public favor. The few discrepance oiaervablv on the ftrat Bight of it* product en baie d sappeared with the greater famil-arity of the artist* with th? effecta of the piece, and nothing caa now oe more com plete or perfect than both its operatic anl iiea'0 rum ble. We que at ion whether anything finer i : these re - specta waa ever produced at the Grand Ope a in Paria than the muertre in tli* fourth act. It crowda into one trena all the emotions whlsh music ia cii>?hleof pro ducing, and ia perfectly o;erwheim'ng in iia effects. Brig noli and StefTt none seemed last night to throw all th? pa?aion and tenderceki of which their voices are capable into the exquUlte passages of thia glorious composition. In (act, all the artiata of the troupe appeared det.r mined to put forth their b^st effort*, from the conscious - neae, no doubt, that the; axe about ts be broiight into competition on their own gouni with To:*l:?ts of hi^h and well merited repntatUn. Tte corridors of -be house presented a scere of unusual exMtemeot, lesembling in it* noisineis and animation that which may be w:t uetKd in tVe foyers of the French theaj>.s cu the night of ihe production of a new piece. Tbe ra :s cal dUf'. tanli and critica were to be beard discussing loudly tha merits and prospects of the coup d'ihtt effeotrd by tha Napoleon of tse Aoa<>mj ? the Chevalier WiWoff? in the Inrion o.' the t<ro oiiera trouprs?i measure which everybody seemed to think would have the eGect of eon firming the stability of tbe establishment as at present conducted. Broadway l'hrat.-e-Mlas Fanny Vliilug. I.ast night, a'.trr a br ut interval, M ss Fanoy Vinin; made her second apptemnce before a New Yor* audi ence. We regretted 10 find that the house waa rata?r thinly attended? a circumstance that rathsr aurpriaol us, considering the favorable impreaaion mtde by thia lady cn her dibut at ibl? thMtre. Miss Vining brings t? this country a high theatrical reputation. Her name and family have been iientlded for geaerattens with tha Ergllsh stage. Reared in the traditions of its moat cor rect models, and carefully trained from lier chilihood for the prcfession by her father ? himsel' an accom plished actor? Mus Vieing could not fail to make a cor rect artist. Her own natural glfta have, r-ovever, oou trlbuted to tender her something more. With fine expressive features, a well forned and graceful figure, anl joutli, ahe combines a juat conception of her parts, great depth of womanly feel ing, and a sustained poivtr or expression not often wit nessed in actreaaes now a- iay?. Her Juliet last night was a decided success, being better than anything of the kind that has been witnessed here since the time oC Fanny Kemble. We regret that the pressure on our co lumna will not permit us to enter into a more lengthen ed criticism of her performance. Suffice it to say, that it waa warmly appreciated by the audience, who calied Mica Vtnirg before tbe curtain at the conclusion of tha piece. To the auipriae cf every one she acknowledged tha compliment by a well turned little speech, in which aba expressed her gratitude for the favor shown her by Ame rican audiences, and her determination to merit it by her futuiveiertlons. Burton's Theatre? Dumaus' New Play. There was an "event'' lait night at this house? no - less an event than the first performance of Alexander Dumas' play, "Ihe Youthful Days of tanis XlV.,'* which waa written for Breeaant, Interdicted in Paria by the Mioigter of State, (Dumas waa then in diagram with the "powers" on account of a passage in hia "Counteaa de Charny,") and sent by the author to the United State* nearly two yeara ago. The event waa tbe more interest ing because we believe that thia ia tha Arst of the eldee Dumas' dtamatlc efforts which haa been presented to the American peop'e. The play introduces over thirty characters, anl occupies four hoirra in ita performance. The plot is made up of a series of in cidents, some historical and aome fanciful, and all conrected with the intrigues of Cardinal Mazarin and Anne of Anatria, wiile Le Grand Mcnarq ur wis emerging from puppyhood and beginning to feel him self what he proved himself to be at a later period, "every inch a king." Ttie author take* soma liberties with history, and is very lax in hia notiona of court; etiquette; but M. Dumas 1 aa proved that be la cot tha man to atop at triflea. It would occupy too much apioa f we should endeavor to give an analyai* of the plot. The piece ia rather too long, and haa etuff enough ta make a good three act drama which would iutereat aa audien:e during two ioura. It waa very finely dressed and mounted. We have never befor* seen costumes so rich and generally eorreet. Al though there are a great many parte, there ara very few good onea. Mr. Jordan's performance oC Louia waa the principal feature of the piece. It waa highly creditable. Ha looked handsome enough to fascinate any quantity of Mancinia, Pompadours, and Scarrona, and acted with a great deal of spirit. Hia very difficult and bnay scene in the fourth 'act was ar tistically managed. Mf. Burton 'a performance of Mate ria was not a aucceaa He waa not the Mazarin we read about; that person never allowed his feelinga or hia passions to be seen by otoers, while one n ustjbe very stupid n ;t to be able to read all his plana, aa he was repre sented by Mr. Burton. His acene with Louis in the second act waa an exception to thia general anmming up, being eminently artistic and elTeotive. Mrs Barton was very clever aa Georgette, and tbe other parte were generally well sustained, although acme of the ladies were not so ready in the worda as they ahould have been. Tha house waa about two- thirds full. METROPOLITAN THKATEE ? COMPLIMENTARY UK.SKF1T Td M'mk AracsrA (pf Smst Jamks).? This affair, which i? to tale place on the evenirjr ot Thursday, the 10th in?i., promises to b? one of the most brilliant offering* evec tendered to an artist in thii city. The arrangements foe the benefit are In the bancs of a most competent com mittee, and the programme is sufficiently good to attract a crowded house of itself, leaving the claims of th? bnrftciaire out of the question. Th* grand IxilUL Optra "La Bayadere" is announced, with a foil chorus ami effective orchestra. M'me Augusta, Kiss Annie Walters, Mr. Fractr, Mr. A. Andrews, Mr. H. Rutsell, Madam* Lovtrney, Mr. B. Yates and Miss Crawford will appear in the "Bayadere." Hitre is also to be a comedy, i? which Miss R. Bennett, Mrs. Brougham, Mr Lester and Mr. Brougham will sustain the principal characters. Signor I .a Manna will conduct the orchestra. Ws lesrntd, yesterday, that a lsrge number of seats had been secured for Thursday night, aad the indication* for the benefit ars very good. M'me Augusta has re tided for years among as; she has always been exceed ingly popular in this city? she is a flnlshel artist, a graceful, sgreeable, worthy lady. Many ot her eld tiiencs have come forward on this occasion to tender tbie testimonial, which will be grateful to her .'or varioni rearoos. We have no doubt that the efforts of th? com mit He will be seconded by the public generally, and that the Metropolitan will be crowded on Thursday night. Mayor's Office. FOREIGN PAITKR8 ? LRTII FROM COLLBJ TOR BSD FIfcLD TO Till MAYOR. From a letter received last Saturday by the Mayor from Htmtn J. HedflelJ, Collector of the Customs for the Fort of Kew York, enclosiog a letter from the United States at Consul at Antwerp, it appears that another crew of paupers sailed fiom Antwerp for this port on the 16th nit. As the Mayor's jurisdiction does not ex t?cd beyood the city, and as the passengers are to bei Istc'ed at Staten Island, his Honor has referred thi* btslners to the Commissioners of Emigration, whose power embraces tbe whole of the State, and wnose duty it is to attend to snob matters:? Custom House. New York ) COLLECTOR'S Or kick, Itaf 5, 185fi. { ? ? 1 ha?e ?bt hom.r to enoloss herewith a copy of a le'ter nncer date of thf IHth nit., fnm Alois D Gals, Esq . Cunaul 1 of the Unite i States at Antwerp, wbieh wa? received yesterday. He s'ates that be is eredibly informed that a lir<e number ot Inrt'gn pannerisai'ed irom Antwerp for ibit tiy ia ihe Bel nan ship Leopard. A? 1 taM Ia a former iastaaee, as thi< matter doei net ec me within my jurisdiction. I send yon thn ece'oted f?e yo?r in'otuntiou. ard m_h sotion as >on may deem pro >ee. I am, very respectfully, yenr obedient servant. II Bit AN J. RKDFIKLO, Collector. Bon. Fernando Wood, Mayor of the city or New York. CONSULATE or TUB UNITED STATUS,) Antwerp, April 10, IW. J Sin? I consider it inenmbent to Inform yon that th? Bel flaii ship Leopold sailed hence on the loth loot. for New crk having on board raid thit from three to four hundred paitengeri. I am informed by good authority that among said passengers aie a great number of pauper*. The retsel is bonad to Cuba, and wll' <as I usderttaad) land l.<r patenters at Staten lUaad. It is, ol renrse, nt tcrly Impossible for m?. at any time, to prove my statement by wittee'es; neverthelet*, I nave * or? good kt' nnds to be iftTi tte utatement to be eerrect. aad inform yon in conee qr. nee thereof, that yon may take sneh measures relative ir.eretn ai yon may think adelsable. It appear* to n> that the em'tratloa cf what Is termed the "mldule clm.es " baa tn a treat extent diet ontinn?d; and the pretest trerara rate i f peerage morey not being more than eight oe sine >lo). Isrt e.l- or money to the ?Mp, heaee these low rates lea J ma !? >n?r?e-. tsat passer t?r- of all grade* and ?l-'setiptioae ? ill he entered, If nnlv te fit n^ the ship's eitniili mnnt. I have the honor te he. reepeetfelly, yoor obeil onc frvaat. _ AD II AI.K Te H?n Brwaai J. RroriaLo, Collector o: t ustume, nfi^ <S2BST2R< ism. Another favor able account o( theoperaU><i<,rihe street * | eWanHeg maehinee was neeved by the Meyer yesterday In whl^h '? I* "la'eH th%* ?!?? *'?nii?'i?? in* n] to swsep the pr n - pal t'^eete tw.ae during nsst w.ek,