Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 29, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 29, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMES GORDON BBI9EIT. PROPRIETOR AND EDITOR OFHCE ?. W. OOKHEB. OP HABSAU AMD FCLTOH WI. 1 1. RMS. eath i* n4v once THE DAIL V HEKALI), 2 null per copy ? f7 per nnnvm. I HE MEEKLY HERALD every Saturday, at tl+ centt ptr topi), or S3 per .mnu m; the European edition, 94 per <m ??, (v (inu p./rt oj Great Britain , and %t> to any part of the C>mttnent. both to *? ilude poetapr ALL LETTERS bti Mail for Suburiptiom or trith Adver Htrmenti to b* gott paid, or tie pottage will be deducted from the moiity remitted. Volume ttt Ho. 148 AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Fourteenth strest? Atternoon? Kong. J acq i ts? Concert? Morning Cam.? Delicate Ghovko. Evt nirg ? I>a noi and Pythias ? Poor Gen rimAN- Lady and Qentlem an. BRoadWAT THEATRE, Broadway? Ingomar? Irish Tvtor. BOWERY TBlATRE, bowery? Lost Child? 3irsa tBMFTATlOlfS? POULAH 4LAVE NIBLO'S GARDEN, Broadway ? Maritina. BURTON'S TUKATkE, Chambers itreet Hi.rm Dtras ? i'ost of Honor? W andering Minstrel? Secret. METROPOLITAN THEATRE, Broadway-itoi'OH Dia ?And ? Hasan in i.o. AMERICAN MUSEUM? Altemoon- If an and the Tisre ? Ioharod'8 Come. tTnlmr-lm lonely Man or the ?OM*. WOOD'S MIN tTHELS? MccbaDics' Ball? 172 Broadway BUCKLEY'S OPERA HOUSE, 639 Bwadwaj? Buo* x. lv Ethiopian Opera Trovpe CfllMESE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, W9 Bro?dw*y? Pano ram a of Eubop? and Siege or Sevastopol* FERBAM'g BCBLESQl E OPERA HOUSE, 663 Broad way Ethiopian '?p?ra Trovpe. Hew York, Tncidsf, Hsy 89, 1839. Notice to Carriers. Dm carrier* cf the Nkw York Ukralo must bear la ?Dd that all " rout?a " belong to the proprietor of this MtaMi-luect. None are to be sold. All changes in lb* delivery of the IIsiuld are made by ourselves. No Mher will be recognized. Mails for Europe* KBW YORK HERALD? EDITION FOR ErROPB. The Collins mall steamship Baltic, Capt. Comstock, will leave this port to- morrow, at twelve o'clock, for Llver )M). Tbe European mails will c'ope in this city at balf-past ten o'clock to monow mcrning. ? Tiik Her.-ld (printed in Engliab and French) will be pahllsbeo at ten o'clock in the morning Single copies, in wrapper*, sixpence. Subscriptions acd advertisements for any edition of the Niw York Herald will bo received at the following pUceit in Europe : ? Liverpool.. John Hunter, No. 12 Exchange street, East. U'Mkn.... landlord & Co , No. 17 Cornhill. " Vim. Iboma* k Co., No. 19 Catharine street. Park* Livingston, Weill & Co. , 8 Place de la Bourse. Ihe contents of tbe European edition of the Herald will embrace tbe news received by mail and telegraph at the office during tbe previous week, and to the hour of publication. _ Tile News. Here are now do djabta as to the result of the Virginia election. Mr. Wise will have qnlte tan thorn acd majority, and it is not improbable t bit his ?wj rity will eqnal tbat of General Pierce, in 1852. Tee filerds of Mr. Wise in Washington last night firec > fftne hundred gons in honor of tbe victory On Ti wsuay evening O d Tammany is to be ilia noiiiated, a hundred guns will be fired, the hards and ttoits a?e expect* d to fuse amid toe noise and eoblnsion, and the Maine Liquor law will be incon tinently trr wii overboard for one night at leait. Meanwhile, Hon. Heury A. Wise, Governor elect of tc? Old Dominion, has gone down to Accomic to lefn^era'e. Ti e steam thip Pacific is now in her tenth tiiy out from Liverpool. She will bring European ad viojs tJ tbe 19 .h insv ? one week later than those Tece>ved previously. F:,e steamer Empire City arrived yesterday mo niiig from New Orleans and Havana, bringing Oaten fr< m the litter place to tbe 23dinst., seven days iatar than prtvionsly received. Oar corres pondent &t Havana writing on tne 22d, announced tbe return cf the Onptain General from his tonr of cfficinl inspection in the provinces, highly pleased with tbe remit. The United States frigate Coastifn tioi) ba arrived there, on her return from a t wo years oruiie on the Coast of Africa? dating ali this time tbe v?fsel otly lost two men- out of a crew of nearly five hundred? one of whom was accidentally drowsed, acd the other died of pulmonary disease. This la an unprecedented fait in naval iatdical records, and shows that in tbe maintenance of r iscipline and sanitary police arrangements tbe efflwrs cft.be old fchip are worthy of their prede erssi rs in command, wl ilBt it was evident, from the animus of the crew, that they were ready, il re" qomte, to sustain her well-earned fame. The Con stitution tailed tcr Key West on 2 1st instant, and tbe San Jacinto arrived at Havana from Key West ou tbe 19th. The health of the island wis good. The narket for tugar whs quiet. The iccreased duty on sugars in Great Britain had not materially affected pn fe. The stock in Havana is about 200,000 b>x?s, and at Matanzas about 40,000 boxes. Ma! asses was in biisk demand at fail rates, holders demanding an advance. Wc give elsewhere accounts of three tornados of unparalleled viok nee w/.ich have p used over differ eni sections of tbe country recently. Tbe first occur r? don the evening of the 15tb Inst., in Lapeer county, Mtobigsn, and cam? from a westerly direction; the nexi a; Cedar Town, Ga., on tbe 18th, the wind travelling from northwest to southeast; and tae third in Cook county, III., which passed swiftly alorg near the ground, describing a semicircle toware the southeast. These whiriwinds were of inert dib.e foroe, exceeding in destructivaness those peculiar to the tropics. Tre cotton market continued active yest?rday, and vbe sales reached from 4,000 to 5,000 bales, part in trantitu. Prices tended in favor of sellers. Corrnri n to good grades of all braudsof flour, ex cept Southern, wbi:b wasscaroe, was 12? cents per I hbi. lower. A sale of Michigan white wheat was miie on private terms. Corn was mere plenty, and prices lower. Pork was easier, while other provisions were without change of moment. Coffee sold to a fair exter t, but tbe turn of the market was in favor of purchasers. Corn was engaged to Ltoerpcolat .lid., in bugs. Cotton was at 5 32d. for Bqaare bales, an 1 4d for Sra Islar d. Roein and tar were pretty freely ?hipped to English ports at steady rates. To Con tinei tal potts, engagements moderate, but at steady quotatuns. Burglaries are alarmingly on tbe increase in this vlciii'y. Between Satui day evening and Sunday night four dwellings were robbed in Jersey City and ?wc in Williamsburg. During church hours appears to be the favorite time for tbe depredstors to pr*> tice their rascalities. Let tbe police be on the alert. It ?ra" been ascertained tbat 1,574 foreigners have returned t<, Eur< pe from this port alone since th# first of April last. The coroner's inqnest held yesterday upon the V.d> of Hugh Donnelly, who was k!Ued in a figbt In Mulberry street, on Saturday, resulted in a ver Hot against James Giilen. After the oso il later togstcileg, Giilen was committed to tbe To .abs to aorser for the alleged homicide We publish in another part of today's paper an able a tide explanatory and defease of the late act of Congress providing for tb 9 reform of that important aim of the national de ance? the navy. The communication will be found no leas interert ing to the general leader than to tbe professional one. From Lisbon (Portng%l), April 20, we learn tbat tbe grape oliease has again made its sppear<ince in many psrte.BK're especially in the provinces of Aiem tojo, Es'remaduri, Beira and Minbo. Near Lis bon all tbe yourg bnds snd branches were covered with fargns, and la U>e vicinity of Oporto tbe vines betrajed grea'er Indications of disease than those wbith ex #ted last )tar. The vln?B generally tn the port win* dts'ricta of the Alto-Douro appeared to he in a health; state. T e orange and lemoa trees, in addition to the bitch blight with which they have been attacked, were injured in the roots by a norm, which was destroying them. In the olive groves a new disease, caused by tbe settlement of mypatisof flies, had presented i' eel f. The potato plant looked remarkably nealthy, but many other rootB piesented indications of disease. Tlie Virginia Election ? The Result? The Lesson to the Know Nothings. With the defeat of their favorite candidate and their fine expectations in Virginia, the new American party will hardly be puzzled to discover the causes of the disaster. They will readily perceive that the South are not pre pared to coalesce with any party, upon aoy professions, which ha3 so strongly committed itself in the North to the abolition propaganda at this new American party. Tbcy will per ceive that parties are judged in the South by their acts. and not by their local professions ; by their official conduct, and not by the caba listic touchstone of the '? third degree." This new party entered iuto the Virginia canvass full of continence aad enthusiasm. The field was inviting. Demoralized and broken up everywhere elso by a faithless and feeble administration, it w as supposed that the demo cracy were paraly/.ed in Virginia. And so they were ; and the Know Nothings might have revolutionized the State had they been equal to the magnitude and Important bearings of the contest, and had they shaped their line of ac tion in the Northern States accordingly. But the Order in the North seem to have acted, from first to last, as if tLey had but one special object in view ? the destruction of their party in ihe South. At the outset of this late Virginia canvass, the Know Nothings there had the encouraging as sistance given them of the re-election of W. n. Seward to the United States Senate by Know Nothing votes. This was followed up by a series of anti-slavery resolutions in the New York and other Northern Legislatures, more or less Know Nothing in tlieir conuosition, suffi cient to give to Mr. Wise tbe staple of his stump speeches throughoat. the State. This made the work of the Virginia lodges an up hill business; yet they might have overcome these impediments but for toe perfidious, dis organizing and treasonable proceedings of the Massachusetts Praise- God-Barebonee Legisla ture. Under the circumstances, it is surprising that the Know Nothings have done so well among the sensitive and intelligent slavehold ing people of Virginia. That people knew that the Massachusetts Legislature was almost unanimously Know Nothing? they were aware that the seditious nigger worshippers who called for the removal of Judge Loring, who were guilty of the Hiss Nunuery Committee, who elected Gen. Wilson, the abolitionist, to the place in the Senate once occupied by Daniel Webster, who passed over their Governor's veto the atrocious nullification act against the Fugitive Slave laws, were tbe chosen represen tatives of this miscalled American party of Mas sachusetts. The people of Virginia knew all this, and j et they have given a larger vote, we dare to say, for the Know Nothing ticket than has ever been given to any ticket opposed to the democratic party. Th-y gave this vote under the belief that this new party was progressing to a healthy national organization, in spite of the Praise-God-Barobones Legislature of the old Bay State. Had the late New York State Council boldly repudiated aud cast off their Massachusetts brethren, and openly denouueed, in a conservative proclamation, the seditious doctrines of Senator Wilson, they might have carried Virginia. But they were content to pa'ch up their constitution and ritual, their signs, and grips, and passwords, while the ram pant disunion speech spoken by their brother, Senator Wilson, in this city, and the abominable doings ol their brethren in Massachusetts, were permitted, without a word of dissent, to work out their natural consequences in the merci less hands ol H^nry A. Wise. It was somewhat remarkable that, after the repeated friendly admonitions thrown out from various sources, including the columns of this journal, of the necessity devolving upon our State Council to make a diversion in favor of Flournoy, that they should so entirely disre gard tbe matter as scarcely to give it a mo ment's consideration. Now the thread of Gen. Wilson, that '*any party in tne North which shall attempt to ignore the slavery question, shall be killed off," stares our New York '-Ame ricans" and the Philadelphia National Council in tlie face. What is to be done? We understand that Senator Wilson and the Order in Massachusetts will most probably be ex pelled trom the American party as a national organization. This will be a good beginning. The next, essential step will be a subs' ant ial Live Oak national platform, not limited to subscribers and " the dark lautern," but pub lished to ull the world in the face of day, after the good example of Council No. 12. of the fifteenth ward of this city. Tbero are materials enough, and issues enough, and time enough yet for the organi zation of a great national American party. The-crbis is favorable for a thorough-going revolution? the people are willing? they have been moving in this direction, even in Virginia; but they of the South are not prepared to strike in the dark. The Philadelphia National Council is called upon from Virginia for some thing more than the modification of secret rituals aud constitutions. Hon. John Wintworth on Giorqe Sandkiis? Mr. Pierce's Treachery. ? In another part ot this paper will be found a very funny article about George Sanders, from the Chicago Democrat. The editor, Hon. John Wentworth, a conspicuous member of Congress for two or three terms, and cheek by jowl with Judge Douglas, and nearly all the other members of both houses in the little intrigues for the spoils, is a competent witness in this case. lie says, among other things, that on the appeal ot Judge Douglas rwho bad been the special candidate of San ders and tho Democratic Review for the Presi dency) "Young America" was appointed Con sul to London, and that then " Gen. Pierce and all his Cabinet went to work and had him reject ed." So ssysJchn Wentworth, And who doubts it? Look at Soul*', Buchanan and Mason, pros trated by the same double dealing and treachery What's the use, then, of waiting any longer ? Let George Sanders issue at once his " proclama tion to the people of tbe United States on the Presidency" as It is and as it ought to be. The Virginia election calls for action on ali sides. The Protocols ot tbm Vienna Conference. We published 011 Sunday the last chapter of the History of Europe, in the shape of several protocols of conferences held at Vienna in the month o April lost between the plenipoten tiaries of Austria, France, Great Britain, Rus sia aiid Turkey. The object of those confer ences aiid their re&ult have been for some time notorious here as elsewhere. But the details ot the proceedings and the arguments used by the plenipotentiaries ore not the less curious and ins'ructive. The main point at issue, as is known, was the power of Russia in the Black Sea. The plenipotentiaries of Turkey. Great Britaia and France argu?-d that so long as Russia had the power to launch therein a fleet of unlimited strength? which could be tilled with an army (quail) powerful ? Turkey could not be cou sicered as sale They theretore proposed, by way of securing the position of the Sublime Porte, that the Russian force in the Black Sea should be restricted to four vessels, and 'hat each of tbe contracting Powers should have two ? of the same lorce as the Russians ? in the same waters. This proposition, which was ex pressed in detail in Annex B to Protocol No. 11, wah warmly urged on Russia by Lord John Russell, M Drouyn del'Uuys, and the Turkish envoys. It was not accepted, Prince Gorts chakoff declaring that no first class Power would submit to such terms until it had been weakened by a scries of defeats. The confer ence then seemed virtually at an eud. The Russian plenipotentiaries, however, brought for ward on two distinct occasions proposals which in their opinion were sufficient to satisfy the Western Powers and to reassure Turkey. The first ot these, which is not couched iu diplo matic form, unless, indeed, the Russians in tended to carry out Prince Talleyrand's idea about the object of language, is obscure and not easily understood. The point appears to be that Russia offered to admit Turkey into the comit; of European nations; which admission, according to Prince Gortaahakoff, authorizes all European Powers to take up arms in her defence when assailed. The Russian Plenipo tentiaries regarded this admission as amply sufficient lor the protection of Turkey, without regard to tbe force which the Russians might have in the Black Sea. By their second pro posal, the Russians offered to authorize the Sul tan wbeaever he should led alarmed for his dominions, to open the Dardanelles to the fleets of his allies: the Strait being usually in time of peace, closed to foreign men of war. Neither of these proposals met the views of the Turkish or Western envoys, and the conference ac cordingly broke up. There is plenty of material for reflection in these proposals and counter proposals. In tbe first place, it is to be noted that the Russians, though they say they are interested in tbe preservation of Turkish independence, do not disguise very adroitly? if indeed they seek disguise at all ? their designs on the do minions of tbe Porte. Gortschakoff expressly refused to give any territorial guarantee of the integrity of tbe Porte, insisting on this ex planation being added to his adhesion to Pro tocol No. 11. This is as much a9 to say that Russia perseveres in the policy she has pursued siace Peter ihe Great and Catherine, and looks ultimately to the absorption of Turkey by piece meal. On tbe other hand, though the reasoning of tbe Russians to prove that Turkey cannot be menaced because Russia cannot conveniently build a large fleet in the Black Sea is mani festly fntile and intended to deceive, the argu ment that the Mediterranean is as pregnant with danger to Turkey as the Black Sea, is not devoid of weight. As Gortschakoff says, if TurkRy -'s safety requires the curtailment of the Russian lorce in tbe Black Sea? that is to say at Sebastopol? why not likewise the curtail n ent of the French and English force in the Mediterranean, at Malta, Toulon, Algiers and Corlu? The latter are in fact nearer Constan tinople than the former, and might be as anx ious to molest it. It is difficult to understand how the Allies, if they sought nothing but the security of Tur key, refused the last proposal which Gortscba keff made at the linal conference on 26th April. It was?as stated above ? to the effect that the Sultan might throw open the Dardanelles to bis allies' fleets whenever he fancied himself in danger. This agreement appears all that tbe Western Powers could desire. If they have sufficient interest in the stofu quo in Turkey to fight for its preservation, what more do they want than tbe right of placing themselves? without a declaration of war ? in such a posi tion as to defeat any designs that Russia mi^ht entertain, as the experience of the last twelve months has proved? The inference is strong, from their r? jtction of the offer, that it is the humiliation of Russia and not the security of Turkey they seek. Two remarks in tbe conference, relating to Austria, are of interest.- In the course of the discussion on the proposal of the Western Pow ers ? Prince Gortacbakoff inquired of the Miniittr for For eign Affaira of Angina, it tbe limitation of the Rumusa forcen in the Black S-a, vb'ch Count Buol had admitted to be an exception to ? ?en?ral principle recognized by hin seit, went in hie opinion to be accompliahe^ ny mean* of c<>?reion, in caee Kuaeia were to reluae to concur In it spontaneously. 1l answering thin question, fount Buol declare* that Austria, tor tbe prevent, support* the project un<ier dl? cusa.on by recommending it to the adopt'on ot KuMia ; bat. 1 bat in other reaperta he muat. reserve for th? Era p?rt>r hi* maater, full liberty aa to the choice of mt>an< be which be may consider it expedient eventually to give bia support to hi* proposition M. do Titoff, likewise, the other Russian plenipotentiary, took occasion to observe that Russia " was not the adversary of Austria," and that a wide distinction mu?-t be drawn be tween a belligerent Power like France or Eng .'atd, and an ally that hap not gone to war, like Austria. These straws serve to confirm the im pression that hap all along l>een received hero ? namely? that Austria does not intend to be come " the adversary of Russia" ? that her oc cupation of the Principalities did not s?em an act f f hostility to Russia^- and that she will not under any circumstanccs join the Allies in the field. Her acquieRer.ce in the terms offered bv the Allies is easily understood : as Russia's m Jghbor she ia even more interested than tbey in diminishing her power if it can be done with out making an enemy of her. In fine, the conference, like most similar as semblages, was a bumbng. Nobody said what be meant, or meant all he said. The truth is thai Russia has no notion ot waiving her de signs upon Turkey ; though au attack by a su perior force might compel her to defer tbem for the present : and that England and Franco care very little about Turkey, which is already a j rotectorate of theirs and is likely to be here after a source of great embarrassment to them ; tut want simply to check the growing power of Russia by stipulating that she shall limit her naval force. Such views are of course irre- < concilable and hence the necessity of leaving ! the decision to the arbitrament of " infallible j aitillery.'' Henry A. Wise and Extra Billy Smith ? Mr. Wise went into this late Virginia can vass under peculiar disadvantages. He had the i dead weight of aeon emned administration to carry upon bis shoulders, the antecedeuts against him of the most violent, active and de structive enemy of the democratic party that was ever sent to CoogresB from the State, the prestige of a new and hitherto invincible pa ty to grapple wiih, and detections and prejudiced ! in the democratic ranks sufficient of themselves ' to dishearren any otber m?n than Wine. A* exbmples, Messrs Mason and Hunter, of tbe Se nate, although they took the field for the party, they had little or nothing to say for Mr. Wise, llis success might throw them into the shade, and they are ambitious of further promotion. Mr. Bayly, too, the member from Accomac, was decidedly jealous of hi* neighbor, *nd took no pains to disguise the fact. Mr. Mctfulien, of tbe southwestern part of the State, au old democratic Bourbon, had also his active preju dices against Mr. Wise. Besides these, there were other democrats, some of them on tbe Ameiican State ticket, who, soured by repeated disappointments, had seized what they though1 the golden opportunity for a revolution. But the most striking example of open mutiny in the democratic camp is tbe case of Extra Billy Smith. During the administration of Martin Van Buren, Mr.. Wise was the active whig leader in Congress in the getting up and prosecution of those committees of investiga tion which resulted in the disclosure of th?t cata

logue of defalcations and extravagances that con tributed so largely to the overwhelming defeat ol "the little Magician'-' in 1840. Among these disclosures it was found that the Post Office department had expended an unusual amount of tbe public money in various ways, and espe cially in the way of extra allowances to mail conti actors. Conspicuous among these con tractors and those extras received, was Mr. William Smith, in charge of several mail routes in Virginia. Hence his title of Extra Billy. These extras, however, being accepted by tbe people as fair business operations, did not iDjure the party standing of Mr. Smith, but rather helped him than otherwise, in bringing him forward more prominently to the public ey e. Some y ears alter he was elected Governor ol the State; then he went to California on a venture; but after a year or so, returning to Virginia, he was returned to this last Congress from his old bailiwick as an independent de mocratic candidate. He was an aspirant for the Staunton democratic nomination for Governor; but, although willing to give way to almost any otber man, he was not prepared to knock under? he a democratic veteran ? to this "whig renegade" ? "this new comer," Henry A. Wise. Consequently, as a democrat, he took the stump in opposition to Mr. Wise, and was thus one of the most efficient agents of the opposition side. The result is very curious. Mr. Wise rides rough- shod over all obstructions, in spite of Extra Billy, while Extr* Billy, as by tbe com mon consent of both parties, is permitted to have a whole Congressional district to himself. He seems to have been the only Know Nothing Congressional candidate elected, and he is not one of their party. It remains, therefore, a sort of drawn battle between Mr. Wise and Extra Billy; and we can't conceive how the matter is to be tinaily settled, except in a trial lor the Presidency ? Mr. Wise for the democracy and Extra Billy lor the Know Nothings; that is to say, if Live Oak George Law, Gen. Sam Houston, Mr. Fillmore, Mr. Clayton, Mr. Crit tenden, Gen. Wilson and Commodore Stock ton and others are all agreed. "Selling off at cost." Tiik American Organ at Washington ? Ho ! for Kansas. ? This paper, established by the pro prietors as the national organ of the American I arty , with an eye, perhaps, to the public printing of the next Congress, has, we sus pect, been a losing concern, and especially on the Virginia flection. The question now arises, will it be worth while to continue the publication of this American Organ any longer? for without government pip of some kiLd a daily paper cannot pay expenses in W' atbington. The Organ calls upon the Or der in the District of Columbia to secure in the coining election in the federal city, the Corpo ration Councils and officers ; but even if that he done, the pdp from that source will be but a drrp in the bucket. We would therefore mo destly suggest to our Washington cotemporary in question, unless there should be a nationil re-organization of the Know Nothings at Phila delphia. tbe propriety of moving his establish ment out to Kansas -new country, rapidly filling up; and between the Missourians and Massachusetts free soil emigrants there is a fine opening out there for the Know Nothings to cut in and carry ofl' the spoils. Washington is overdone with newspaper^spoils all absorbed. Kansas is the place for the American Organ. The Main Qt estion.? What will the Know Nothings of the North now do? That is the question, and the main question. Will they, since tbe loss of their first regular pitched bat tle in the South, give it up and strike hands with the free soilers and abolitionists in a joint stock coalition for a sectional campaign? or will they, taking courage and counsel from de feat, boldly separate themselves from their anti-slavery affiliations, and manfully command tbe support of the South in a sound and healthy reconstruction of their party and their princi ples? This will be the main question for the National Ciuncil at Philadelphia on the fifth of June. To the Park ? To the Park! ? Resirrec tion ok the Democracy.? Read the demo cratic proclamation In au other column, for a grand blow ont of the d. mocracy, in honor of the Virginia ehction and Henry A. Wise, on Thursday next. We are not informed to a cer tainty I bat John Van Buren will address the crowd, or that Mayor Wood will review the rfsupcitatrd democracy; but independently of t hese things we may expect a highly interesting and important glorification. Hards and softs, to the rescne. The liquor law is now ateson diry question. Co^cfbt AT tiik Atkxhktm, Uhookltn.? Tfcia eraning a ctnc*rt will (Wen at the Athenian by Mr. Prater, tbe popular tenor of the Segtiln and Thillon opora com panic*. Mr. f rater will be Minted by Ml** C. L-.h matin, Mr* Georgian* Stuart. M'Ue Camllh Urao, 8ig nor Feraardi and Mr. Allan Irrlng. The programme in c'udea cbolee tnorttaur. of Kogliah and Italian ramie. Tbe Niagara Fall* Ontettr pubUahen tbe by Jaw of tw Tillage und remark* ?"it will be *eenfth.{ Ihlt,? VS bare fenced in the runner*, bae?m?*n and guidr*. r? Tellrra wiu not now complain of being charged *txteen to < wenty Ave dollare for two or three boura' ride Uen tUBMM Ifcarpw will pitwe look eat in bmken'." TB? LATEST N B W b. BV MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TEIEGRAPHI. The Virginia Klcetion. Washington, May 28, 1855. The return* ol official and ifported majorities In 107 counties toot up a* follow*:? Wise, 10,1X12; Klournoy, 11,646? majority fo? W.ae, 7,3S? There are yet 3d count.es to htar from, which gave l'ierce 1,160 ma ?'0r' Norfolk, May 28, 1855. Flournoy's majority in Accomac countT la 110. The itIcdi's of Mr Wue are no* firing fro a the Capitol, one hundred guns in honor of the election of Mr W.ae. M . Wi*e left 'or Acsoitac at three o'oloik this after noon. Hit majorities continue to roll id. Ciswell count} gives mm 960 majori'y; Ru?sell county, 350; Grejson eoonty, 290; Cairo' I county. 250; aggregate, tfl Little It ft nteate d strict, "M:Muli*n's," 3,109. From Waihlnoion. THE N1W NATION al. AnMOHT FOnTAL AKB1MQB* MKNib OP TUB faBld fcXHIUlTIJtl. Washington, May 28, 1855. The President, members of i he Cabinet, officers of the army and navy, and a full regiment of the district mi litia, are no* engagei m breaking the grouoi for the National At moiy, on the public ground bet *een the Capi tol and the Smithsonian Institute. The I oft Office Deportment ha* received information that a post, office will be established at the Palace of the Vmvertal Exhibition, ('aria, for the convenience of f? eign visiters, and that all letters can be addressed there. The Knew Nothings oi Maine. Bangor, May 28, 1855. The announcement last week that Samuel C. Gage had been nominated for Governor by a Kno* Nothing State Convention, was a hoax. No State Convention baa yet been held. Religious Abnlvertailei in Boston. Boston, May 28, 1855. To-day is the opening of Anniversary Week, and the numeious religious and other societies interested are numerously represented by delegates and volunteers. The mee'inga to day have bees mostly of a business character. Hiram Ketehum, Esq., addressed the Young Men's Christian Association in Tremoni Temple this evening. Attempted Suicide by Parks, the Mardffer, Cleveland, (O ,) May 28, 1856. Parks, the murderer, to be executed next week, took poison on Saturday night. The attempt a*, suicide waa frustrated by an early discovery and the timely applica tion of proper antidotes. To-day he has recovered from the effects of the poison, and measures have been taken to prevent the prisoner fiom making another attempt upon his life He ii closely watched, and has become extremely violent and abusive is bis deportment. Rains In Texas* Baltimore, May 28, 1855. The New Orleans papers contain Galvciton dates to the 21st lost., and mention that the recent rainstorms in Texas had been general throughout the State, causing gTeat rejoicing. Propeller J. W. Brooks Ashore. Cape Vimcbnt, N. Y., May 28, 1855. The propeller J. W. Brooks, loaded with tl ur, &c., for Ogdensburg, went ashore in a fog five miles above Long Point last night, and the cargo is partially damaged by water. Vecaels have gone to her assistance, and she will probably be got off. The Italian Opera in lioeton. Boston, May 28, 1856. The opera of ' II Trovatore" was presented this even ing at the Boston, to a crowded house, and waa received w.th most enthusiastic applause. Every seat has already been taken for Wednesday night, when the opera wiil be repeated. Fatal Accident. Utica, May 28, 1855. Eamuel M. Becknith waa accidentally killed this after noon while engaged in assisting to raise a bell at the Congregational meeting house. A rope brcke during the operation, and the bell was precipitated to the ground, carrying Mr. B. with it. Arrival of the Southerner. Charleston, May 26, 1855. Ihe U. S. mail steamship Southerner, Ca.pt. thorn u Ewtn, arrived here from New York at 9 o'clock this (Saturday) mcrnmg. Markets. PHILADKLl'Hl A STOCK BOARD. i'llILADSLPilu, May 28, 1855. Money easy ; stocks firm ; Ktaaing, 44 ; Morris Ginal, 18)4 ; l ong Island, 1 ; Pennsylvania, Railroad, 4 J ; Ftnnsylvania fctate i>'?. ?b Albany, May 28 ? 1 P. M. Flour? Only a m< derate business Das been transacted without c'.mage in rates. Wheat? No sales. Corn ? 10, 000 husbrls Viertern mixed corn sold at tl 09 a 91 09>?. principally at the latter figure; round yellow in lots >1 11. Oati? Sales 6,0\ 0 bushels State at 74c. Re ceipt*? 8,121 bbls. flour, 381 bbl*. beef, 2,332 bbls. pork, 88,133 bushels corn, 3,u31 bushels barley, 2,879 bushels wheat. Albany, May 28?6 P. M. Flour ? Sales, 1,900 barrels. No change in prices. Corn meal is in active demand at 92 69 per 100 los. Grain ? sales of 1,000 bushels lair whits. Michigan wheat at 92 60.' Sales of 1^,000 busbels corn at 91 09 t float, lor Western mixed, and 91 10 for yellow round. Sales of 6,000 buabels Canadian, part here, for pearling, and the balance to arrive, on private terms. Oats? 76c. lor Canadian, to anive, and 73)?c , weight, for Chicago, on the spot. Buffalo, May 28 ? 1 P. M. Flour? The market opened with an active demand, but we have no variations in quotations to jeport. The re ceipts are liberal. Sales of 1,700 bbls. at 99 37 a 99 60 for good Wiecetiain; 99 62 a $10 12 for fancy to extra Wiser n*in and 910 a 910 60 for fancy ?o extra Michigan? the outside pricee for small parcels only. Wlest is in good request. Sales of 12,&00 bushels sviirg Milwaukie at 91 93 a 91 96, and 6,000 bushels wbt'e Michigan at 92 35 to 92 41. Corn is lower. Sales 01 17,010 busbels at 93c. , closing downward Oits? jNo rales. Canal Freight* ? 10c. for corn, and 14c. lor wheat to Albany and Tioy. Bi fpalo, May 28?6 P. M. Flour is in active demand, and the market favors the seller, although the prices are not quotaly higher; sales 8,1 00 biurets at 99 37 >4 s 99 60 for good brands Wisson ein, and 99 16 a *10 12% for fancy to extra do. : small parcels favorite Miehigan sell at 910 a 910 60. For wheat the inquiry is good, and the market firm; sales 17,000 bushels Milwaukie spring at. 91 93 s 91 95, mostly st inside price; 1,1 Oo bushels wbite Milwaukie at 92 16; 4, COO bushels white Michigan at 92 86 a 92 41, and 6.000 Canadian, to arrive, at 92 33. Corn still droops; the demand is good, but buyers are below holders; sales 27, Ci 0 but. tela at H8c., closing dull Oats in good de mand; tales li>,( <0 bnsbels at 62c. a 63c , the latter afloat, and 10,000 to arrive st 62>4c. Whiskey lower; >a'e* 2 t t'O barrels at 87 Xe Canal freights more ac tive to Albany and Troy ; corn 10, and wheat 13)4 ; ami to New Yolk, corn 12 a 12X. Receipts for the last forty eight bouts ending at neon to day :? Flour. 8,946 barrel*, wheat, 30,869 bushels; corn, 65,964 bushels; <a1n, 37 8 busbels. Oswkoo, Mar 28, 1855. Flour ? There has been a large demand for flour for expert to my. Sales. 1,800 kbls. at 99 37 >i a 99 76 for Mrai?ht State. W beat ? The sales of kwh?at foot up 13, f)0? buabels ? 1'pper lake 92 08. Oats? Sales, 19,009 i.bphels at 64r. to arrive, and 67c. delivered. Receipts ? licar, 1.6(0 bbls; wheat, 20.000 bushels; corn, 21, C00 buabels; oats, 9,000 bushels; bariey, 1,400 busheli. MkinorouTAN Thkatm? Mr. Hackwt as 8m Jon* Fal staff.? The small beer criticisms which have lately called into contioversy some established reputations in the dra matic profession, tempted us to stroll Into this theatre lait night to tefieib our recollections of s part which has foimed ot.e cf the subjects of the polemic. The Fs'stalT of Mr. Hackett, like the Mercotlo of Charles Kemble, is one of thoie remarkable Impersonations which seem to absorb in s single effort all the apprecia tive and draniatle facult.ee of the actor. Lice the favorite work of the sculptor or painter ? long dreamed of but slowly executed? it betrays the evidence* of years of careful study sod elaboration. The force which s diffused by other aetors of the same order of talent over s wide range of characters, hat been concentrated in the two instances to which we refer, into the delinea tion of s 'ingle psrt. The remit has been the nearest approach to a perfect realization of the dramatist's coo sptlon* In both esses that hss been attsined in any of he Sbaksperean part*. Such bsvs si way* been our general impressions with regard to thie impersonation of Mr. Hackett's, bnt as it is some yesr* aince we eaw it, we were eurious to ob serve whether the lapie of time had effected an altera tion in our own judgment, or in the powers of the actor. People do net like to have their cheruhed memories of old friends or old dramatic favorites rudely disturbed by pedantic egotirm or hypercritical captiousness. With the selfifhnees common to our nature, however, we must own that our motive for visiting the theatre last n'pht was rather to satisfy our own amour proprt than to detect whether time and genial living had made any serious ravages on the worthy knight. We regretted t?> find the houes bnt thinly attended, and we were the more surprised at it when we found the creditable manner in which the ptecs (Henrr IV.) KM put upon the itage, The csit was ex. cellert, with od? or two subordlna' e ex eptons, aLfl batirg ?on? anscbroolsms In the scsnsry and dresses. which, owing to Mr. Hackett's short tenure of tbe ttiealre, could tot very well be avoided, there was little to cavil at in the otber arrangements. Frequently 11 ntbai'itmi Mr Haekett in this character, we can In ?U sincerity say tbat we rever saw him play it with greater 'pint, greater geniality, or with a more sue c?RRful coooptioo 01 Bi requirements, than List night . I Ilia repie-tuution of it may, in short, be pronounced | ooe of tbe roo t perfect pieces of histrionic portraiture ofwhi-hthe Aiiieru-ku or Hnglish stsge can boast. If bis ideal be not that of Sbskspere, it liu tie uncom mon acerit of being equally oiiginal and humorous. We cannot conclude this brief notice of the performance without Haying a lew words in praise of the spirited manner in which Mr H< oket fa efforti* w?re supported by Messrs. Allen and Hirld,. in the characters of Prince Henr; and Hotspur. To n gbt will take place the first representation of the grand operatic <iud nielo.'riKcutic ballet of " Masaiiiello,"1 on wbirb considerable expeore bas been lavished in new | scetery and costumes. 1 he principal parts will be sus tained by j-en?.rtta >otn, Mad'lle Ducy Barre, Mons. Ca- 1 reFse and Mr G. W. Smitti, with an ellective corps de\ halht Acimmt or Mcpic.? the tecond performance of '-Er nani" was given last night, by the artists of th? Lai Grange trou|>*. to an audienee not equal in numbers orl brilliancy to that of Friday last, but still very good. Tael performance .was quite equal to tbat of the first night [ ?n<i Mirate King aid acted Ernani with ma:h morel spirit, lime, de la Grsuge has achieved another triumph, I and Ler executoio of the manic has not been surpassed! by any Klvira tbat we have ever heard. As we have be fore remarked, Morelii's performance of the King is right rtyal one. "Ernani" will be given for the last time on Wednesday, anl next week (the list of the] present seas n) we are to bave the "Puritan;." TheH artists are d? serving cf tbe most cordial support. Tiik Engli.-ii Or bra ?There was a good houae Niblo'h last night, to witnsm the first performance at this house by the Pyne troupe of the English ver-j siou ot Auber's sparkling opera, '-The Crown Dla-H monde," previously m<de familiar to the habi-^ tuis of tbe Careen by the charming Th'.llon>| who looked fafc'nattng enongh as Catarioa tnrn tbe bea<ls of balf^a dozen Portuguese noblemen. The cast o' tie opera last night was the came as at the Broadway theatre, with tbe exception of the Count d?H Campo Mayor, which was played by Mr. Hornca?tle, andH Sebastian, which was sung by Mr. George Holman. Miss| Lou i< a Pyo6's Catarina is batter tban ever, and it seems| to us tbat we have never heard her sing so well i durirg her present engagement. The opera was well| mounted, and genera'ly well done throughout. To-night Wallace's opera, "Martians," is announced. Tint W>llack Kvneut Io-nigut.? This affair will takt place at the Academy of llusic this afternoon and evenn ing. It is a testimonial of respect and esteem offered to a brilliant actcr, an able manager, and an eetimabloH gentleman, by the members of his own company, ai-j Bisted by such volunteer talent as Mr Edwin ForrestJ Mr. E L. I'avenpoit, Mbs Fanny Viaing, Mr. Morris Barnett, Miss Louisa Pyne, Mr. W. Harrison, M'lle. Ducy Barre, Mr. Cliinles Walcol, Mr. W. Davidge, Mr. and Mrs J F. Conway, Mr. Heiry Hall, and many others ocsnpyingH the biglieit placet in tbe theatrical world. The bill ln.| eludes all the oamen above mentioned, and its f trengthl is accounted lor by the tact that the wliols affair has| been managed by the members of Mr. W a Hack's com pany. The committee of citizens hare had nothing to dc with tbe matter. The entertainment is goad enough tol ensure a lull liou.e, without any sympathetic appeal tol the public, which ha* not and will not bs made Mr.l Wallauk bas beeu with us nearly thirty years. He lias| successfully directed two theatres in the city; he is uni versally popular, and can ntanl upon his own merits,] unaffected by carping calumnies or injudicious praise. In relation u tbe performance of to-night, i; is enough to direct public attention to the fact that Mr. Forrest, Mr. Davenport, suil M ss Vining will appear in the same piece, (?' Daun t) st,d Pythias,") a combination of artists which, in all probability, will never occur again. Naval Intelligence . The IT. S. steamer San Jacinto was at Harana Miy 23. E>te arrived loth .'torn Key West, and wculd sail 21th.j lhe 0. S. steamer l'ulton arrived 28d. iTIie Slimmer fashion of Hals f<v Gentle mail's wear. made ot the H icky Mountain silv??y letvur, wa? introduced by 1 Bl fc.N.St. lli.1 O on Saturday i?st. tbe IJOth ii St., and sueoeetful ax bi? former Issue* have been in bit tu s vlie porular taste, this last is tbe crowning triumph; it will e ti e "avorite ol the season. Price $1. Give him i call at 118 Nassau street. Undress Sanson r Ilats at Genln'l. ? Trie numl er of new styl. .. and fabrics with which Geoin opens tbe slimmer season of |K>5 is unprecedented Amoag the prutuinei t warm vcatber cuapeaux are more tban twenty vsrietior of felt lists, so!t and hard. Then there arc Pana mas nl all thai*-, qualities and sizes; Leghorns, at all priees; hwiss rtiss'i, litbt and beautiful; ??st lad'.a and I'anton s ra?r ci 'l and becoming; and Paris straws, that ventilate the I i ad in d srace it at toe same time. There is no taste, however a.tidious, tbat may not be suited from thela?e and vnried assortment of summer hats at CEM.N'S, Broadway, opposite St Paul's church. 'White's Bats are now Ready? White's I bats ar ? now ready; WHITE, the batter's hate, are now nady at his mammoth store, 3ill Broadway, oiposite Broad way theatre. A Superb Chance.? Knox Is still at No. 14S I ) niton street, but in anticipation of his speedy removal to ' the cnrticr of Broadway, he is men anxious to do busi ness tbsn ever, aud he therefore trusts that bis customers | will exchange at once thtir unfashionable ana uncomfort able winter bsts for one of his lifht, distinitu6, and low priced fabrics for summer wear. The same ertiolus can ol course be found at his upper establishment, 533 Broadway. Look Sharp? Use Your Kyts ? Don't he De* ceiveo? t'onmare ROOT'S photograph* with tb?se of other artists, aud then you will be oertain of their great superi ority. See them at 363 Broadway. 81 Photographs, and i)5 and SO Cent Daguei? reoty pes, of th? firs', artistic quality, strike the economical atteneion of the masses in tbe ri*ht spot, and they ,-o thuni with a relish ot satisfvtion, at 289 Broadway. Great Piano and music House of Horace WATERS 333 Brosdway.? The largest assortment of cele brated pianos and all kinds of mueic merchandise in the Inited dtates lhe pnblio is aware that this house has, in opposition to the combination, adopted the reduced prioee, and that pianos, molodcoLS and musio can be had of Mr. Waters at less prices tban they can be found elsewhere* Mew planes to rent. New Mualc, by Thomas BnJker.? "America,' Cavatins, SOe.; the " Orphan," (ballad,) 25e. ; the "Swing ing Polka." illustrated iwith beautiful colored vignette title, X/ie ; " Sparkling Polka," (1ft editions ) 45c. Published by HOHACB WA1HKS, 333 Broadway. . Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods at Green's shirt store, No. 1 Astor Ueuse ?Attention is iavited to the snpericr srticles in tbe furoishiug department. The stook includes every deseriptioa of undershirts drawers, ties, cra vats, gloves, half hose, canes, umbrellas, dressing eases, goln shirt studs snd sloeve buttons, mounted and "therwijq; opera glasses, Ao., imported for tbe spring aud rummer trsds. Tbe prices are moderate and the assortment un equalled. Bareges, Barrgcs. ? Wa will Open this morning a very sxtsntlve stock of bare<es and grenadines ot the newset denisns? the riehest gooes ever brought to this market? and will sell tbem at from Is. tid. tofts. Many of them cost to manulacture over CI 2ft per >ard. E H LBaDBEATKR Jk CO., 317 Broadway, coaner Leonard street. Printed Moallns.? We will Open this morning 10 cases ol rich printed muslins, which we will ssll from Is. to 2i- tid ,the same as usually sold from 2t. to fts. per yard. * U. LIaDBHATKR k Co., 347 Broadway, oorner Leonard street. Silks at a Great Sacrifice,? E. H. Lead beater A CO.. 847 Broadway, will offer to day, rieh eilk at 4s., 6f and Be.; liooade and plaid from fts. to Superior blaok sflk very cheap; also, a large stook of India silks dinaily cheap Fashionable Parasols James K. Spratt ){ would inform bis friends aad the pnblfe tha*. he bas ?' opened a ei>n*enient piste at 343 Broadway, for the sale of all the new styles of para<ols, where be will be pleased to > sell a dot- n or single one nt a low flours. 343 Broadway. Llnea Coats and Hammer Clothing.? Par* ehsrers ot rssdy made goooa wiH do wall to give us a sail, as ws are eli/Kiug ost ?,':r stock ol nes's asd boys' clothing at . rery low pricss. BODO BTON A K-NAPP, 19 CortUadt st. ' I M. Wilson, W hot* astir MsuiuAictiirer of shirts, oollsis aud storks, the newest styles, well msde, aud ' of the best quality. City merchants in particular, wili find . it to their advantage by purchasing at this ostabllthment, eeratr of Broadway and lortlaadt street, QUsey bulldlag. Carpetlngs ? Petersen A Mamphny. .179 Brosdwsy, corner of Whit* street, have just received from ? tbe late l.-.tre auction sales a large assortment of carpeting. , Ae? wl ich they aill sell at the followiag low prices:? ttioh 1 velvet carpet lis. to 1 4 a. per yard; rich tapestry. 8s. ta 10s. . I>cr yard : i mh Brufsds Hs. par y srd, three ply. fs. to 9s. par i yaro; Ingta ii (t.owell make), 6s. per yard. Aad all other goods equally l?w. New French Paper Hangings.? Solomon A Ha KT. 243 Broadway, bave Just received la store, some en tirely nea patterns of rrescb paper hangings, sotb decera- 1 lire asd plaia, to which they iavite attontioo. Wedding Cards.? An Assortment of Ever- ' dell's e'exantiy engraved at hems notes, wedding oards eu velopes. ar , ran be bed on sppl'eation. or sent ty cost to anj part nt the eonniry. lstaklish?d in |M40. JAMES i EVEKDkl.L, 3U2 Broadway.^corner Uuaae street. ' Oceanic House, Coney Island. -The second bop ?f the ssasoa will bs given on Wednesday erenin* Ma* 30. Lancing will cetiiinenoc at 8 o'clock. All persons at tending the hop will have good company nnd strict order Tbey can tbe same evening enjoy a beanttful moonlight rids Singer's Sewing Machines Improved so aL. tortm without noise, are the mret perfect contrivance presented to BaMlerotjee They sew the ve? H.est tbrM** without e?er breaking it. and i>etform the heaviest *.rv i2 I eloth or leather without gettiag out of order. One machiiS will do every deeertnt ion of wor\. near rroftt if of these maclir.es fl.i uu a ? ear. N. B -All other sewlaa ma chiftca ft if liftble to inita for infHoxcmcn*-' of r?tent?. I. M. SIMiKR k CO., S?3 Breadway i