THE NEW YORK HERALD. "WHOLE NO. 7174. SUNDAY MORNING-, APRIL 2D, 1856. PRICE TWO CENTS. ARRIVAL OF IffiR AFRICA. ?THREE DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE. PEACE PROCLAIMED (N AT. PETERSBURG. ALLIED BLOCKADE OF THE RUSSIAN PORTS RAISEO. MLEIDFTL ACCIDENl Iff THE CMHEI. Rizteen English Soldiers Burned to Death Scattering of the Br Jtlsb Baltic Fleet. The Czar About to Visit England and France. ' OuLondotifPuli, Atndi-id and Borne Corres pondence. Cotton Advanced?lireadstuffa Unchanged. C0180L8, 03 a 93 1-8, Ac., &o., &c. The Cunard steamship Africa, Captain Shannon, from Liverpool, about 10 A. M. of .-taturday, April 5, arrived at this port yesterday afernoon. The following from Lloyds' List may or may not have reference to the PaoiQc:? Vun k;ka, March 24, 1856. The Skipwith, Captain Ryan, a rived here, in coming, off the Newfoundland coast. fell i n with lee to the dis tance of two hunflret mi leu from the land, and eaw the light* ot a steamer in the ice. [The above vessel left St. Johns, Newfoundland, 13th of February.] The bullion in the Bank of England had increased ?76,622. Money wee unchanged. Console, 03 a 93,t? money; at 93% for account. The Peace Plenipotentiaries have had one or two In formal meetings to settle details. The business in the British Parliament had been mostly ot home interest. Papers were raid before the Souse of Lords on the subject of torture exercised in Madras to oompel the payment of taxes. Among the notices of motion was the following, by Lord Goderish:?To a.k whether a document, which has recently appeared, purporting to be a despatch written by the British Minister at'Wa.hing',onto the Secretary Of State of the United Stater on the 27th of February last, with reference to the d< po oet we en Great Bri tain and the United States on >n aubject of Central America, is authentic? The English Military Boa' 1 of Inquiry into the allega tions contained in the Rep c <' n* Crimean Commission ers, Sir John McNeil and Jol f I oh, against the Earls of Lncan, Cardigan, Gen A r?y and Col. Gordon, have held their first meeting it Mi. nail of Chelsea Hospital. Preliminary formalities S'ht omugh. The public were admitted. The t ext o- e i * was to be held on the 7th instant, when Lord Lucia mould be pat under ex amination. An English church 1m to h- bui.. at Constantinople, by subscription, as a memo -ial o< .oe British who perished In the war. Accounts from Crone:*-1 a. t rt that a squadron was ordered to be got ready ( t the middle of May, but for what purpose was not publicly known. It was rumored that its object was 'o convey the Emperor of Russia and one of his brother, on a visit to France and England. This report was etrengthsnsd by the fact that orders had been given to engage pilots well acquainted with the coasts of both those countries. A Brussels journal snys that the coronation of the Cur will take place about the 31st of Augnst, and with great pomp. A&vmim fmm the OriDsr tUW that the wauther had ?enema ao iateaaely toU the' the n-m/pa TuunO K %(*? utely necessary to (hat themaelvas up lu their tent* tad hut*. Intelligence bed been received in Kiglert that the Theme* ceiled from Geelong on the 26th of January, with 41,788 nance* of goM, valued a*. ?187,162. The Angleoey and the Hed Jacket had also ieft Melbourne with oonaider able amounta. The I'etie correspondent of the London Standard, writing on April 4, sajs:? Lord Cr.wley, the British dob**?ad>r, hed the honor of beiog received by the Emperor yesterday, anl deliver ed to hu Majesty toe reply of hie rovsreign to the notlfi cation of the birth of h- I'rtoow Imperial. Oount Baol ScbaueDRteln, Anatrtan I'leulp 'teuttary at the Cragress, was eleo reeedved by the Emperor, to deliver a similar ? reply, a* well as a private and autograph letter from toe Aapercr <f Austria Baron ce Handsretrsm, the Swe dish Hie later, was aiterwarde honored wita an audience, to present an autograph letter from his sovereign, and ? one from the Prince Royal of Sweden. The French army will, it seems, return (rum the Cri mea in bodies of 20 000, witn corresponding materiel. The Bretogneis eap&bi- of transporting 2,000 (men at a - time, and 100 guns by way of ballast. Abont six months will be (ecupled in the evacuation. It will begin in May, and last over October. The 2d, or General Bosquet's corps, as having most suffered, will arrive first; the 1st, or General D'Autemarre's, newt; and then the 3d, or General M'Mahon's. Sailing vessels will be employed for the material. A despatch had been rseatved from Marshal i'ellssier, which announce* an impeuvemant in the health of the army. American stocks were reported inactive, feat price* re ? main without any material ohange. The Liverpool cotton market received an impetus from "the news of peact, and prices advanced about j^d. per lb., whioh advance was advised per Bel Me. Bine* the Baltic ceiled the market has eontinued steady, bit with large arrivals, and the advanoe on the week la celled, in lower qualities (to whioh both splnneri and epesnlaiers ? have turned their attention,) )?d. to f* Ih, and l-lfid. to >;d. on the better qualities of middling and above. Bales of the week, 63,000 bale*, including 14,000 far speculation and 8,120 for export. QuotationsFair Orleans, 6^d.; middling OrMann, Od.; fair Mobiles, 6Xd.; middling Mobiles, ; fitlr upamls, flMd.; midoling uplands, 5%d.; ordinary to good ordinary of ail, i%i. to f>%A. Bales on Friday, April 4, 10 000 bales, including 4,000 on speculation and for export. Market firm. Breadstnffi were gsnenbfep une> angsd. Since the Beltio sailed the weather hed been mild and ahewery, end a ohange ot wind te the Wietward had brought large arri vals of (hipping. This hed tended to depress the firm tune that wgjrdfbservable on Tuesday, hut prices eannot ? he said te have receded. Quotations ase, with business te gt^ddereto extent, her white wheat, 9 < 34. a 10a. 44., ? a lie. 3d.; red, 9s. 3d. a 10s., Western Canal flour, 30s. a 88*. a S4?.*; Baltimore, PhDeuelphia and Ohio, 36*. a 30s. Very little done inlidian corn, buyers being unwilling to give over 80s. for any quality. The French breadstuff markets are generally lower. Lower quelltiss of beer oontinued to be freely offered, at rather easier terms, but finer kinds were firm; ths bul < of recent arrivals Is going into store, holders not bein willing toeonoede the reduction demanded. Of pork ths arrivals are small, which maintains quotations notwith standing that the demaid is limited. In baoon there has been nothieg done since the recent sales at aue lion, but holders are firm. Large arrivals of lard were In pott, but not landed, and their effect on prices Is not felt: but from the scarcity of butter, and the consequent demand of lard for refining purposes, the in qulry is likely to be good for some time to enme. A few able* of North American tallow are reported at 49s. 2d. being a slight Improvement. Ashes ere in better demand, at 35s. Od. for pot, and 40s. per ewt. for pearl. The demand for rosin was less Mtive, at 4s. 7d. a 4s. 8d. a 4s. Od.; but stocks are light and holders firm. Spirits of turpentine in rather better demand, at 34s. (Id. a 46s. per cirt.; 10s. asked for crude turpentine to arrive. Massed oil raihor Improved, 34t. fid. a 85s. Nothing reported In fish oils. Bark scaroe. There has not been much business in dye woods. Sugar 'has been active, at fld. e Is. denrer, but closed not quite no buoyeutly. Small sale* of molasses reported at 18s. 41d., eleyed Cuba*, from the quay. Rather more business has been done la coffee. Freights from Liverpool to the Pnited States ere re potter. To New York?Iron, 17s. 63. a 20s.; salt, 20s.; dry goods, 12u 64. a IT*. 63 ; hardware, t2*. fid.; earthsii were, 7s ; passengers, C4 Or. gross. To Button?Irm, 22*. fid. a 25*.; salt, 21*.; dry goods, IT*. 63, a 20s,; hardware, 20b.; ear then ware, 8*.; passengers, ?4 15*. gross. To Philadelphia?Iron, 20*. a 22a. ?d.; aart, 10*. a 17?. 04.; dry good*. 16*. a 20a.; hardware, 20*.: earth eiiware, 10a.; passengers, ?6, gross. To Baltimore? Iron, 22a. fld.; salt, 10a ; dry goods,'20a. a 26*.; Hard ware. 26-.; earthenware, 12a 64 ; passenger* ?5. gross To Char eston?Iron, 12*. Od. a 16a.; aalt, 8*. 6d.; dry gooes, 10a. a 20a.: hardware, 20a. a 26*.; earthen vara, 7a.; |iaai>r igara, ?6 10?. grcaa. To New Orleans?Iron, 15s. a 1Kb ; aalt, 10a. a 11a ; dry goods, 12a. od. a 16*.. tardware, 16a.; earthenware, 7a.; passengers, ?0 6a. gross. The Havre market report embraces the per od from the 26th ft Vat eh to the lat of April, incluhire. Cotton Sales of the week comprised 6,000 bales, against 321 bale* imported, leaving the a toe* on hand 63,000 bale*, with 94,000 ba'c* bow at sea. Advices from the manutaetur ing districts are favorable. Quotatlona are:?New Or levin* ties baa, 801.; baa, 86f.; trea ord., 92f.; ord. 97f.; ben ord. lOOf.; p. cour. 103f.; oour. lOSf.; bon oour. 1001; Mobile trea baa, 80f.; baa 85f.; trea ord. 90f.; ord. 04'.; bon. ord. 97; Upland trea baa 80f.; baa 85f.; trea ord. 88f.; ord. 92f.; ben ord. 96f. Breadstuff* very quiet, ard lower. Sales Amerioan flour, to deliver from April to July, at 41f. a 42f. 60c. per bbU Provisions remal -? quiet, ncd prices drooping. Potashes lower, bit peari firm. Coffee dull and unohangad. Sugar continues lan guid. Nothing in metal*. For oils there la no inquiry, and prices nominal. Rice continues to decline, as does tallow. Whalebone is dearer, about 30c. on the week. Our London Correspondence. IxiNDON, March 28, 1866. The London Timet and Governor Marry?The British Le gation at Washington?Sir Gore Ouseley as a Successor to Mr. CrampUm?Mr. Dallas' Reception in London?1U russ of Mr. Bates?The Pacific Steamship?London The atricals, <?c., die. The 7tmef newspaper has been banging away this last week at Gov. Alarcy and hts late despatches on the enlistment question. Toe only new point raised is whether the United States government has a right to prevent its citizens from going oat of the country aal enlisting when they please. A man has the right with us, beyond doubt, to expatriate himself anil to enter a foreign service, renouncing, of course, the protection and laws of his own country. Will this view tend towards solvitg the dispute on this delicate point t The Timet also endeavors to throw ridicule on Gov. Maroy, for quoting so many old European authorities, such as Gro tius, l'uffendorf and Vattel on international law, and declare* that while Lord Clarendon relies on common sense, the statesman of the New World entrenches himself behind authority and tradition. It is a sly 1 poke, but Gov. Maroy don't mind a hit, lor he is always able to return it. Ail the fuss seems to centre in the Btay of Mr. Crampton at Washington. It were wiser, methmka, tor Lord Palmeraton to recall him, and give him a better berth In Europe, whilst he sent another Minister to Washington. His lordship could hardly se lect a better man for the place than Sir W. Gore Ouseley, many years ago British Secretary of Legation at Wash ington, where he married the accomplished Miss Van Ness, daughter of our former Minister at Madrid, and sister ot the amiable Mr , ot New York. Sir W. Gore Ouse ity has Been much diplomatic servioe, and is a man of good sense, conciliating manners, and strong Amerioan sympathies. He appreciates all the necessity of a good understanding between the two countries, and would do more than any other envoy that Lord Palmeraton could seed to adjust present dlffi (ulties and prevent new ones from aprlcglng up. He Is just the man that would suit Governor Marcy;fcr, like him, he is plain, practical and free from affectation or prejudice. The English world hardly Anow what to make of all tbo talk about war at Washington and else where, and are a little startled at the vote of three millions for c >ast de fences. If they understood the tricks of politicians a* well as ether things, they would know that when the election of a President ia coming on money la want ed to distribute to different parts of the country, where it is impossible to discover whether it has been spent by coast surveyors or electioneering agents. How ever, it is better to dliouss a war with England, which Is next to impossible, than to agitate that miserable " nig- I ' gee" question, which our tanatlcs have run into the | griund, and which will break down every politician that I it. - \ Oar new Minister, Mr. Dallas,. has been receivgl with great cordiality in London by the English government and by hie own oountrymen. Lord Palmerstoa booked him for dinner almcst the day he arrived, and began to lavieh on him all thoae floe phrasis aad soft blan diahmenta that make hi* lordehlp bo irresistible to one *ex, and bo saperior over tee other. Mr. Dal Ian, however, 1b not only a eagacioue diplomatist, but an accomplished man of the world, and knows how to dts'toguish between courteey and flattery, acknowwrglng the cue and declaiming the other. I think Mr. Delias win Boon pat thing* to rights between the two nation*, lor he is one cf those independent and fearleaa men who dares to ntf or do what hie judgment approves or nls con science command* 1 am sure he would rather reeign hie poet than obey Instructions that were oppoette to hla opinions or unfavorabe to the interests of hit country la hla paint of view. Yon reatemeer his easting vote against '.he tariff, when be sacrificed his personal iatardetu to what be thought was the good of the whole country. Amongst the festivities that welcomed Mr. Dallas to Lm dCn, none probaoly was mora acceptable than the din ner tends red to him by our estimable Consul, Oeneral Campbell, where many of hie countrymen were a Mem oir d to greet him. It is needless to Bay that every fett at Oeneral Campbell'! must be a pieasant one, for bis win ning txmtiommic and racy aneeaotss attract and enliven all who partake of hi- literal hospitality, aad those who know him are aware that ware his lneoms a million he weald spend It for the gretifleation and enjoyment of his Mends and oountrymen. It is rum wed that Mr. George Peabody. so well known ror his munificent entertainments, intends getting np a grand banquet to Mr. Dallas, whtsb will, no aoubt, be a h illiant affair, for Mr. Peabody nover sparee the pounds nor spoils a dinner. I am sorry to relate, amid lees pleasing items of news, that onr distinguished countryman, Mr. Joshua Bates, has la'ely undergone a severe illness, that was thought at one moment m ust terminate fatally. Bo is not eenatdered out of danger yet, but hopes are entertained of his final recovery. Mr. Bates has for so many yoars held the fore most rank amongst Amertcaos In England, waieh his talsnta, character, wealth and gener mi disposition have alike secured to him, that his demise would make a void not easy to fill again, aad not more affecting to his friends than a loss to his eonatrv abroad, which cannot but gain in tbe consideration of foreigners when they meet one of her citizens so entitled ? every manner to respect as Mr. Bate*. Let ui hope tbat he will be spared yet many years, to gladden hie home aad add to his own radiation, as well as to the (am* o( nia native land. I should not omit to no ice a fact that will be reeeivsd in tbe United States with extreme satisfaction, and which reflects the highest credit on aM parlies concerned. The British government has dmpatch-rt two steam vessels in search of the Paeifle, on the supposition, still en er talnee, that she may he drifting, with broken machinery, about the Atlantio. fhe details oonneeted with this plea-lag event are somewhat curious, aid I shall relate their. likely tcey art not known to any one else. To Mr. T. 8. Oakfoid, partner of T. K. Croskey, of the well known ship ting home of Croskey & Ob., Is dae the initiation of ibis noble aot. In apt e of all the gloomy and discouraging oonvictims entertained of ibe loss of the steamer Pacific, Mr. Oaktord still rlisted in the plausib e theory that aba might only disabled, and Uoating above at them*ray of winds and wavse. Under ihto femnap*. he ovnt alone to iba Ad mim?f or wm Department, and ewptWL.?arth? chief LoM or Minister, to the hope paiaduring hmflgajad ont a vessel for succor. He was oomteousiy received; bat old Admiral Blakoly said it was useless as the Pacific had, no doubt, stiuck an leebarg and gone down. This would nave been the end of the matter, but Col. Dudley Maun, who is in l-ondr.n hearing of Mr. Oak'ord's humane a - tempt, suggested to him a < liferent mods of procsedlng. Be introduced Mr. Oakfbrd to our new Minister, Mr. Dallas, and thsy jointly urged him to lay the matter he tore the Admiralty. Mr. Dallas, with bis characteristic promptitude, never stopped to consider if he was recti* in curia or not, but imriodiately managed to bring tbe application of Mr. Oat ford under tue notice of I/ord Palmerston. tbe head of the government. No man knows belter when and how to perform q graceful action than the Itine Minister of England. He no sooner receivid Mr. Dallas' intimation than he sent Instant or ders to tbe slsepy old admirals ot the Nav? Department to send out two sieamers In reareh of tbe Pacific, waieh was done In the course of a few hours at farthest. It anything conld acd to the praise which Mr. Oakford's exertions in this affair deserve, it is that not only has he no Interest ot any kind in the rescue ot the Paeifio, nut that his house?Crosaey A Co.?are tne agents of a riva.' ' line of steamers. Air t/vr ad antra. Parliament has adjourned for tbe Rester holidays, and there is a oi mplete dearth of political news. I send yon, therefore, a batch of gossip to make amen Is. In the theatrical line the only feature worth notice is the certainty of tbe forthcoming resurrection of Mr. L. I.umley, laiely director of Her Msjesty's Opera House, and who was mined some four years ago by tne rebellion of Grisl snd Mario, who went over to Covent Garden thea tre, which was converted into an opera house for the i occasion. Mr Gye put himself at the head ot tha lyric renelllon, and, supported by the Queen, who disliked Lumiey for some petty reason or other, the new opera Irlnmpbed and tha old house was forced to shut up. I.umley lost Immense sums aad had to rettrs like Marius, to moan over bis rain. The burning down of Gnvent Garden has in a single night crushed Gye, cheated the Queen ont of her spi'e, and restored Lamlev to manage rial function!. Everybody rejoices, tor I.umley is an amiable and respectable man and tha best proof of the sympathy felt for him Is that Lord Ward and other noble men subscribed, In two days, fifty thousand poinds, (?'2WUK0 ) towards enabling him to enrage artists and set I to work again. In tha beginning of May h* will launch hig toituuea oact more on the Stormy SOU of operatic ou eiprise. Hnw tar*? the Ac* dam v of Music at Sew Tor n<> ?hen will i s petrous be rioh tn >ugh?for it is n generosity that it lacxs?to raise such a purse for the lor of art as was done the other day here by half ad .se gentlemen? Oar Parte Correepondenee. Paws, March 24, 18W. T'nanrmily of the Peeling of the People of fiance tr? He gard to the Birth of the Imperial Heir?The Kecnt Looked ?tf?n at Another Vnmittakeable Evidence of the Dating ChaUcid Out for the Napoleon Lb/natty?(renerai <rvaig nac't Opinion ef the Emperor't Conduct or a Ruler ? Oranit Te Drum at Notre Dame, etc., etc. The excitement consequent on the birth of the Pnnoe Imperial shows no sign ol abatement. Addresses of e >a gratma ion pour into the Tulierles, not only from every department and every chief town, bat from every iaitt tution of France In fact, there is no record of similar unanimity 11 it is true that nothing does so eucc-td as Kuceee! ?or rather that the weakness of mankind must be oontent to bear this libel for its truth's sake?still, for the honor of human nature, it is but just to state tna there are circumstances in the present Instance which plsce Napoleon's extraordinary success far bay end the cats go y of the moBt ependid triumphs. The hand o dee tiny is so pelpably laid on hie head, that farther to resist the inlinenee oi his success would be like reditauc* to the will if the Supreme Disposer. It was destiny, no N spot eon's arm, that overthrew the dynasty that preoe no him It was destiny tbat tarried him into Ltuls Phi lippe's seat. It was desiiny, too, thai, by hardship, poverty, misfortune, exile and heavy years of inaaroera uon within pitsoa walls, educated him to wield the boundless authority she placed in his hands. People take the present occasion to review piecemeal the singular career of their ruler. The most inve era e impugners of bis auth rity, as they do so, brgta to ru > their brows in bewilderment. " Verily a God U beside him, and be hath done ail thinga well," is a sentiment tbat of la'.e may frequently be hsard tn fall f.om lips a. beit unused to much soft speaking. I have been struck with such repealed Lnstanosa of tais In quarters where it might be so little expec od, that I was justified in be lievitg ihatihe birth of an heir, contrary to what was expects., is almost universally oansiuered a brilliant point in the bri.'lant career of the Emperor; and for this reason, Ihat it seems a crowning act of tna; same destiny which l as Li'herto guided bis fooateepa. Much of the popular consideration is, hiwaver, due t > the excellent taste, the epigrammatic terseness of his rep ies to the eereraladdresses that havs been presented to blm. Such a freedom from vain glo -y, snoh a solemn consciousness of duty, such a touching recognition of the popula will, whose instrument he is, surely never ieli hvm the tips of a ruler before; or, it it old, such a iomamic life 01 endurance and privation never bef >re rxi tea to give the words the stamp of since i y. Prom first to las. it is felt that this man, whole utterly without eloquence, without the power, Indeed, of giving ut seranje to liaif a cozen consecutive sentences on the spur of the moment, who wss laugued at as a ooooy because, on the rn> st memorable occasion of his life?that ot bis no nina tion to the Presidency- he pallid out his speech from hi pocket; has never been fonnd ?? anting wheu s tew words were ueeoed st the right time and the right plsce. As he was, when, in the days of uia Presidency, maki ug his fam us pr'gress in the provinces, end tils entire Ce last a band of spies, he eaid??' The true lover of his court ry, .Ike the t. us mo .her. in he judgment of Solomon, Is known by his negation"?so hs ns? been, through svsry lntrl cate phase, up to the day he uttereo those wurds to the legislative body which have now rut-g through every cor ner of the cividz-a world, aud will du more to render him popular with the masses of every land than any prevl ma act of his life. For two centuries no son has scootedsd his sire on the throne of France. He may well say, thee fore, history reads its powerful lesson to monerohs, and that if bis dynasty is to hope a more favoraols fortune, tt must be his p&'t and that of all who constitute that oynas y, to remember the popular interests whico called it into existence. It this had atways been adaered to by kit gs the Stuarts and the Bourbons might still have reigned, ai d the Republic of America been yet a toeory. ibe wording of toe amaesty, to which I called your at tei.tiin in my leet, has beet greatly admired by the mos' obetinate reensants, and it Is thought the act of grace will be very get?rally accepted. GereralCavaignac, per baps, ths sturdiest end most consistent republican in France, and the Emperor's rival candidate fir the r*re sioenoy, was heard to say in an assembly at his father in-law's, the rich banker??' The means by which Napoleon obtained power are to m* so detestable, so ab horrent to all my notions of ths common rights of man, - f common honesty, that I can never forget or/orgivg t??* man. But itIs I will my, Ota t .anything taose just, wore conscientious, morw pains-taking mors phiieA throptc than the use he has made of his power, history prvsen i no example of. He has slaved like a pack norve tor the honor and gloiy of France, tor the embellishment of the country, ana for the happiness of her children. If Francs is not worthy of an sniightened republic, she oould not hare found a more single hearted dictator." The editcr of the SNecle was present when these words were rscktn. Perhaps they are of no great Importance, but, coming from snch lips, tbsy indioate a tons of aequies cr-1 ce in the pre>ent government of Frsnce which oould little have been expected three yean ago. One ef the marshaiB ot the palace?en grande tmue? still receives, fr. m ten o'clock till six, all comers, In the Pavilion oe Fio-e. who choose to make inquiries after ths health of the Empress and the young Prinoe. Nothing can be more satisfactory than the answers given. Bat the immense volume in which the vsrious names ot the visiters are inseiibed is found to contain those of persons , who have hitherto rigidly abstained from approaching I the Court. Whether from this time tbey intend to . tay aside tbeir exolusiveoess, or tbat tbey judge saciury compliments of this nature are apart from dr 1 nastic prejudices. I don t know, bat it is a fact that the volume in question contains ths signature of legitimists, ' Orleanlsts, furionists and republicans, who have hitherto peneveringlv declined every ovation, however flattering, ' from the power that is. 1 Yesterday, at Notre Dame, the great metropolitan ca thedral, Te Drum was celebrated on account ot the birth of ih < Imperial Prince. There was no dag, eagle, or de coration of any kind. Ths venerable edifice, which had witnessed so many mockeries of the same sort, stood alone in Its glory. Long before the great bell of its click had etrnck one, every nook and corner along the aisles, the nave and the choir, which last was set apart for dig nitaries, field marshals, generals, admiral*, Ac., ware filial with all that Paris possessed of beantifnl, brave and re nowned. It was Indeed a rich and gorgeous sight; bat as mtmory called to mind the numerous occasions of similar tbinklulness and the barren results, it was impossible to bslp something tike a sensation of pain. At one o'otock the fine organ pealed forth its sonorous note?Glory to God on High. AU stood. The magnificent voices ol the choir thrilled through those fretted arches. It was a grand rcene. Home shed tears. The 7fe Deum ended, the Archbishop of Parts, rising in his place, while all pros trated themselves on the earth, pronotrncied the Pontifical benediction, feveral of the oil soldiers of Napoleon the First were present, and many a rough cheek was midst with emotion. Paris, Much 25, 1856. Health qf the Empress?The Imperial If artery?Purifying Influence of the English Alliance?Arrival of fir. Ba chananin Parit?Jontemplated Dinner to Him, by the American Residents?Easter Eggs, do., tfc. The F.mprees la to-day in anch a state of ooavalosoence that no further bulletins are to be issued on her aeoount. The facta which, from private sources, I was able to ecmmunic&te respecting her Majesty's- accouohement, were at first jealously reserved from the pubtla; now, however, that she has rallied in a manner so extraordi nary, and gives such.speedy promise of returning health, they are permitted to ooze out by little and little. The reason of artificial means being had recourse to for tbe extraction ot the oblld, was the entire cessation of all movement on its part within tbe hut four hours or the . birth. At first the Ctrcumsteaoe caused little or no dls' quietude to any of the medloal attendants, but about two o'clock, in the morcing Beren Dubois became so anx ious that, drawing the Emperor aside, he Informed him of the fears he entertained lest a oblld still-born snould bs the remit, and in any ease the necessity there was of adopting more stringent means. The Emperor was greatly shooked, but "save the Empress, come what will," was his Instantaneous reply. Providentially Du bois's fears proved groundless. The operation was skll tully performed, though not without aggravating the sufferings of the illustrious patient, and all has gone on d merotille. The Empress's rally has astonished every one, anu all are beginning to hope that, si Car from the constitution having reoeived an Irreparable shock, her Msjesty's pieviously well soowu delicacy of physique may entirely duappeur, and that she may live to biese the Emperor siu a tumorous progeny of sons and daughters. The chamber appropriated for the "Infant of Franoe" is fitted up with all tbattbe most eensummate art and lavish expense can supply. The walls are covered with sdk of aaure blue; tse cor am", in rich fo.ds, are looped up and adorned with silks, eorda and fringe. The cornice is ot elaborate cbased silver. In the miudle is tbe gor geous cradle, the gift of the Ville de Paris; at one end Hti.ndN Madame Bruat, wife ef the Admiral of that name in the Black Fea, aad not long since deceased; and at '.he other a Cent fiarde, in all the panoply of his order, keep lug watch aad ward over the young heye of Francs. The young Napoleon la Introduced to his besutlful mother cues e day, ant once only. But the visit Is a very long one. The Empress cannot part with him, and nothing but the recollection of Moore'a well known words, "but lips, though blooming, must still be fed," induces her to et)naejt\ to this departure, lb* method generally ^reva lent ia t ruce ia. In the treatment ef the M w\j born, bnibkMd unwaiheo till each time w (ha pusaio. balr imbrtm, or rather raises, tbe cruet formed orer the eoatp. With toe peer the sight of this em at or cfc*pe*u, ae it ti called, U anythtng but agreeable. Tne heir b comes cle.tod b u Incrustation o' grease and d r l'hif, o' couree. U not tne ceee among the aw el bar etaaeee; but notwithstanding, the eight U not an ngreea le one to FaglLh eyee. fhe sovereg-is ??' France hare hitherto Invariably foil iwvd tie one tome ot the fuarj; but Napoleon end K genie new mar e e precedent tor tbrmeelree, aod la e >mp 1 mept pe'hapi, to 'he genera nlUa- ee. determined to edep< ihe English Merge o' let* of eoap and tracer anc eon flannel anc a olean little head to etart ari h. Whe' ?'J not be hoped for from a Prbae wb->, toe Dot hat ha* betn born in thm a' dent i>aiaoe of kiug? thus be give ti e aorli wt'h a clean head a* well ae a deu seirtl It 1* tbe real way to merit tbe l'eai nurt'i blessing?' a ccan fcear aod aright understanding," for what un derelanditg bee a chance of bring right if the eeat ot it le vbacutec witb fii'h at tbe outset? Prince Jerome's health le eo mush restored that as oil e< nulu>tinM rill bo boned 'or the preeeat. Mr. Bueber eo arriveo In Pad* a few dtp* ago, and toon ao eeriy ocesei-n to pap hie re* pec in to Mr*. Beonetr., the lady of Mr. James ftnrdnn Bennett, who h?? a i-uaerr ril a in th* Champ* F!ji-ee?, near the arch of Triumph tbe property ol Lord Vernon, of whom ehe leaooe t'? Mr Burba* ?n let almnet immsoiateiy af*er for th* Q*gno, go isgcy way < f Brussels, an i* again expo ted in Parista tne eer p part ?f n?xt uinn'b hi* <n ration being to eet on! for America on ihe 8tb prox The honorable g*n le *nn Is icoeli g remaikaolp weU, ana hi* p-eeenee ta Paris we1 immeai>t-h w'cemed, pot raty by hie own country ineo ' ut by e ater men end politicians of eve y olaee H? b *s le'< Mi** Buchanan uncer the charge of M . Me*on, America Minister fcere, till bis re'urn irom Ihe H-gu*. Mr. Buchanan, on being oon piimentei on his enures of su-t coB? in 'he J'rewi enti*l ceo'lon, replied: " the ttcn* we* ?time *ignt rears ago?vhm to be *le<te<l the first magistrate of the grea American Republic, was tne dear est end f<<Bd*et wrh of my beart. 1 am oow totally in different < n tbe subject. My years now number three seete ana four; ud tnougn I hope I am as strong iu th
p eseesir n of my faculues as at any prenom period of uy HIS, 1 have not eer:a<nly the same atnbiti n At th* rametixe U tbe American people oho ?*e to place so greats trust in my hands, I am not the man to turn try oaek upon 'hem. A* l ?g a* my heart beats, it will b>a on'y for thsm, and ihe country I lov* with ail my s >ul " It is in oontemplitl n on his return, for hie com patriots n invite tbe honorable gentleman to a public diuoer. ? tat le ore his departure to Havre he map reoeive th* nest wisr>es f>r hut safe voysge, 'rem the resident and visitiig Americans In Paris. Mr. James'i-trdou B*noett will depart for America about the 16th or 20th of April Tbe quantity and vat iety of easlei eggs, (aufi <ir MWMM*) whioh this Kaster bare adorner ibe shop wi idow* oi Paris, have been perfectly pridigious. Sortly the in ventive faculty o' tbe narion ivsh never tee a to b* ex sasoMiso in en'proiifio a manner. The qaantity of bijnu Utrir, of li tie nir.k-knaois stored away in an ordina ry sized goose egg, i* incredible In a shop on tnn Boulevards a banket was exhibited full of these curiosi iee, taeh or a different c dor. The basket itself it would only be a was e ot words to attempt to des cribe; never war there anything so natural so reaatlful, and. witbal, so ingenious, la t ne egg. th* sizi of that of a turkey, here was a mirror, an a inch air, a e *er an< barin, an amour de glaci a be i, two bonnets, ana a rebedecbambre. In another was a carnage and four b rses, a reyiment ot cuira'seurs and a palace of marble. Bnt a egg of the ostrich size wn a pe-iect wareh >i*s la itself Fight lai.ies and gentlemen, habited in the style if Liuls XV.. were in the at itude of dancing a oottlion; rix mu-iciais piped to their graoe'ul motions; g rgeou* ehande iers were there to light up the fairy scene; a sup per table groa. icg with all sorts of con bone, invited ihe company to set down and refresh; tan eui ? and sofss Wooed the weary; carriages were fast arriving and set Jug down the gueets; th* host and hostess we-e politely bowing tbeix hospitable welcome, mounted gen* d'armes kept off ihe curious vu'gsr?intact, there 'as 11 -orally no end 'o ihe contents of this marve lous egg; and what is he most wonderful thing oi all i*, rh*t eve-y item of his g'-ociy array was tntenoed to be eaten They weie all of sugar, contatnirg in the t dds of the men's (armeots, in the oush'ons oi 'he seats, in the bellie* o' the horses in tie petti -oats of the fencer*, in 'he w'gs of toe serving men. the most luscious, if not the mott lntixicaung, of liqueurs. Tbe custom dates from the thirteenth century. At this early period the university students aod young mm from (iffi rent quarters of Paris, assembled in the pub lic squares, formed a long coru-ge, and, preceded by bsni-ere trumpets and crums, went at 'he time of Easter to the open space in fr.-nt of the cathedral where they sung a j'rtion cf th* '' Lender," and then dispersed over the street* and collected Easti r egg*. During *he lasr. ?wo oentnries bathe's cf gllfed eggs were carried into tbt cabinet of the Klogs ot France, and distributed af ?er rervloe. These were brilliantly painted, and were often rial w rks ot art. Watteau ana Lncret did not disdain to paict acme of these eggs and in the library of Ver sallies are two palmed by them, and offered to the daughter cf Louis XV. In some provinses of Bel gium, young man receive from their sweethearts a nosegay,, tor wbiah.tbsr offer ta exchange eggs, co ! lore* and ornax anted wi'h sentimental device*. In Rntsia wvrybofy, from the Emper-ir to ih* peaaant conforms to tbe custom. Tbe tggn there are ltkewl e colored, bnt some em-Joyed by the aristocracy are real artistic curiosities. Formerly, iu tbe French p*ovlness picas subjects were represented on the Farter eggs; hut this custom Is now obsolete, and the only ornaments ther reoeire at present are these effected by confectioners, and tbe eggs themselves are only aitificial constructions of sugar. Our Madrid Correspondence* M At'KiD, Kerch 22, 1850. Cburie of Spanish Affairs?Moaerado and ProgrtsiBa Coalition?The An;urj or ihc Republic? March o/the De mocracy?Duets in th' Democratic Ranks?Yew Journal, Gratis for Artisans?Holy Week?Q-testion of the Finan ce/?Narvacz?Curious Diplomatic Documents Coming? Mexico and Cuba, and Don Buenaventura Fieo Revealtl. The news of the put week is not of greet Importance politically. The juntos and coalitions, end manoeuvres of ell descriptions, between the depntlee to the Cartes continue, but on e smell scale end without results. Many, who e short time since celled themselves progresistas puros are now ready to coalesce with Rlos, Roses, Concha, Ccello and others?that Is to say, with the msderaios followers ot O'Donnell. What stupidity, to refuse u they have refused to co-operate with the democrats and go begging over to the camp of the moderados! The great prinoiple. the fundamental idea of all thes* little comoi nstlone, is tnis: "Yon. sir, have soma influence; I have a little myself; that third individual also enjoys a little; we all need money; let us unite; no matter what our ideas may be?that is of no consequence if we are agreed on one point: that is, to enjoy, exercise power, govern and roil in handsome carriages and be surrounded by flat terers. Once united," acd these farcical gantlsmen, "we shall be so many great springs in politics, and can manu aoture public opinion to auit ourselves, and per haps we cau get ourselves applauded as patriots and sa viors of the country." Oh! supreme justice of the people! when will you des cend upon us for the eternal punlihment of so many rogues and robbers? Oh! how tired ii this people of progreHttas, moderados, absolutists and all other parlies in whose names it has been robbed for fifty years! Here Is what one of the newspapers says about the new third party; it is exact to the letter:? lhe "liberal union" consists of a couple of dozen of men who teloi ged to the mnderado and progretishi par ties. Their influence in the country Is of such a nature tl at they ba?* nobody to support them. The press com bat* ihem because it believes rightly that one party m< re in Spain would be a public calamity. Even one of the moie.rado journals confessed the other day that all the doctrines of the old political parties were warn threadbare and no lorger encountered any support fiom the people; and that the only things which in onr time eawld aspire to to the honors ot novelty, and thus, perhaps to the assent of the people, were eithar the im pel 1*1 system of rranee or the democracy. As I have no idea that imperial absolutism can be imposed upon this country at any ra?a,-even the mrderados themselves win soon have no other resource than to proclaim the democracy. It is well that we shonld understand thoroughly the true altuatlan of Europe. All Is quiet In appearance: but it !? HWtMM true that liouls Napoleon and all the imperial crowns of the Conference at Paris are not strong enough to plant that system In Spain at thia time. Meantime an unfortunate rccarrsnee has disturbed the harmony of the democratic party. Two ot its prin ciple men- Rtven , a deputy to the Cortes, and Camara, editor of the Sovtibgnty?have quarrallnd and fought a duel in whioa boih were wounded. Two other duels be v? taken place, growing out of the name affair, but It will probably end t-eie. Notwi b?tanclng this contretemps, the democracy in creases in power and it fluerce tv/cry day. Two more d?. nv cratie newspapers are about 'to be established in this capital, In ad- itlon te tha f?>nr dailies which already exist One of these I am told u to be furnished gratis to all aT'ltar-s and laborers in ? *v oraft or art. To day the oeremoulsr ot 'rioly Week are concluded. It Is ibe greatest bore of the whole year. No earring**, no movrmtnt, no hells, co'b;.og but women dressed iu slack prayli-g in the churches. The Queen came out on foot to visit the fhurcbes. accc rding to custom, richly dressed, and went the round of the seven churches witnout acci dent. The great pr jcetelou of the burial or Jesus also passed eff without e xiy casualty. The question of finance Is the great question of the day. The g-uern- neut wishes to reestablish the ollous exrire and octree, duties, and the peiple repel the idea. The political ny ,t?ra which this government nas followed ever since the revolution of 1854, manes the product of these :exes ii -dispensable. If we do not have the extiss and gaie dn-rs. say the }rrogresista old fogies, we oaonot cover the deficit in lhe estimates of expnses. And, in fact, I sn opoee It is trus the progresistas cannot oarer tt In any < ,th*r way. But \X ths hal* of the h'gh offices of State we-e sap preer ed? if half the Captain (Jeneralelea, bishopric is, Ac., wrra suppressed, the people would be better g-wtrn M and would not need to pay so mieh taxes. Toe de licit of 96,000,0M wool'} disappear, and the nylM? wou'd be lees than the income Bat the ecienee of the ptoyretutat doe# sot reach to the height of the : plan. "Ail for the people and by toe people" tu their motto before tba ipto a lio which p aeei 'hem in power, and aa it rcpa fa the tazea 'hey bar* falfiiled their ward; bat a* regard* place* and office* they r eed them all for them e*ly*e. Yesterday and the day before yesterday the purnt had eaunoeeea to eiaeue* wha> they hat bet er do aoont thee* qeeetion*. It in *aid 'hey determined to vote again* the ir-eeteMhbment of the duties mentioned. We nhell ee*. The Occidmte publishes the new* that Narvaee, Date of V.lfneut, 1* coming oack t ? Spain A v?ry curious kino of book ba? been pabllahed here by Don Baenarentnra Viyo la'* nioieter of the re on Vie of Mexico, n akmg a Mrl expose of t< e*?g->tieUoo*hec*r>ied on with the irovernroeut cone- rt.inr au alltanoe of the re purllc an' Spain against tb? co federation of the United 8'atea. He pubiish-g some original documeits of a cart on* character, and I elm 1 pr -bably take the trouble to translate them tor the bet efl' of yuor reaueia, bat cannot get them ready till an >the> mall. Oar Italian Correspondence. Romk, Karon 20, 1886. The Pope fhtherithr Imperial Baby Gaitie* among the American Retident* in Home?Mr. fillmore't P ngri nation* amongst the Shrine* of Clonic Art ?Hit Kquani mity on the Receipt of the News of his Nomination?At tention* Paid to the Rx- President by Crowned H ad*? Handsome Compliment from Lord Brougham ?Magnifi cent American Pete in the Joliteum?American Art and Artist*. The Pope ha* concluded not to go to Pari* himself, hot to *end one of hi* Cardinal*. He accepts the offloe of god fa'her to the young Piiaee Nap leon, bat he will net or own hi* father. Tbe Papa! g r*roment ha* aerer beeo a aiDgu'ne one, and will n t easily take a e'ep forward when it I* possible that it may hare to tabs it bark ward hereafter. The government of I .out* Nap deon la aeoept ed as an ncaroidabie necessity, but it h*a not yet become popular here is R> me, any mere than at the Protestant le gitimist court of Berlin. It is n'cessery to have a man like Napoleon in Europe, to maintain the statu* quo not in politics but in society; to break the fall of all political and religions institution* of the Old World, for a time at least; and this even tho-e who lock with jealousy and apprehension to the growing power of Prance, are glad to see hat power wleloed by such a nan. Tbe Holy Father was quite wlllirg to go to Paris, and to oblige the Km per or Napoleon, out the Sacred College have dissuaded him from taking such a step, and I have it now from a source not to be mistaken, that the Pope will not quit Rome the ensuing summer. His locum tenens, tbe Cart ioal, will leave hire In toe month of J une?not sooner The amnesty which the Kmperor is about to grant to all political condamnes ie indispensable to the calming or all political animosities In France; but there are those who look with fear and trembling to the return of so many socialist reoublicaos, who no doubt will all make Pails tlislr future headquarters, and who it will not be an easy task to wa'ch ano to confine to innocent passive ness. If Napoleon succeeds in gettitg the great Generals back who are now in Belgium, he will be armed with a new prestige, and the ancient republican parties will be left without leaders. As I have so often written you, peace will undoubtedly be concluded; but the regulation of the frontiers of Russia in Bessarabia is not so easy a task as wa* at first imagined, and may yet require a survey by a joint com mission of officers. It is quits certain that the maps wnich have been used for rtgu atlrg the ideal frontiers ie false, and that there is no map in existence that might serve a* a proper guide. We are here in the midst of the ceremonies of the Holy W<ek, and Home ia crowded with strangers. The number of Amerieana this year far exceed* that of the English, and they are| spending their time here very aooiably amorg themselves. At all the American evening parties ? and they have been so numerous that scarcely a night pasted without some American/etc?1 have seen but one KrgUsb person, and tk at was a woman, the two nations keeping themsilves as distinct from one another aa if they had neither language nor a drop of blood in com mon. On the other hand, I do not knew a single Ameri can who ia a member of the English Club here, which Is an Institution entirely maintalnea by British exclusive aess, for the sole benefit of her Majesty's subjects. Only the Bogttris ??* American artists associate with each aid have a other, and have a very line club Ibr that purpose. Arte end sciences have fotever brought men at different na tions together, because genius Is, from its very nature universal. A certain degree, if not of ign ranee, at leas of prejudice, is always necessary to bring out national distinctions, snd with it social or national tntoisranoa. Mr Millard Fillmore has returned from Naples, and is now again sojourning among u*. He is quite an object of veneration among the Americans here, and a universal favorite. Our Minister hers, the Hon. Lewis Cass, Jr., has a large party for htm on Monday next, to wtilth all the Ame-icans and the dignitaries of the Church of Home are invited. The news thai Mr. Fillmore has been tomi nated hv the Know Nothing Council has reached here from London by telegiaph, and seems tr have given gene ral satisfaction. There are those who find plenty of other things to respect in Mr. Fillmore than his real or imputed Know Nothingif m. They know that he knows something, and that he made a mi st excellent President. His posi tion on the slavery question is veiy much liked, being a metro trrmiiu: between he ignorant abolitionists of the North and the Impetuous and inexperienced fire-eaters of the .South, neither one or the other ot which may be classified wi h the national men of the country. Even among the democrats here, there is but one opinion, Dtmely. that anything is better than the continuation of ?be present rule of Pierce and Forney; and that, unless some good rational democrat, (not a man pledge! alt round to political loafers.) is nominated, Millard Fillmore is sure to be our next President. Yea:erday a party of Americans?(I do not mean to use 'be word aa a party distinction?it will be a sad spectacle when any portion ot Americans will have ceased to think and leel and act as Americans)?communicated to Mr. Fidmore the lact ot his nomination; but he remained as calm as a summer's morning, and seemed to be quite indifferent aa to the honor intended to be shower ed upon him. He leaves here on Tuesday next for Florence, Mi an and Venice, and will visit Vienna, Mu nich, Siuttgs.it and Strasbourg on his way home. The north of Europe he visited <ast summer, and there ia probab.y now no man living in the I'i itea States so well posted up in our foreign affslrs and thoroughly acquaint ed with the position of the different States ot Europe aa Mr. Fillmore, and none who has more jaegment to make the proper uee of his knowledge. tk hi'.? Mr. Ft lmnre. on his way from Marseilles to Nioe, was parsing through Cannes, memorable, as you well know, io anelent times by the battle whioh Julius Cesar won over the Gauls, but celebrated in latter days as a most delightful residence tor Eng lshmen in search of crunlry life, retirement and health, he made a short visit to Lord Brougbam. who had shown him some atten tion in Lcndon, and wae not a little astonished when, on leaving the plaoe, he found his I/irdship (who is now in a vsrj advanced age) waiting for him near the carriage with a splendid eopy of a new edition of bis Lives of Emi nent Men of the reign of George III. His Lordship hnd come down nearly two miles from his beautiful palace, on foot, to wait on our venerable ex-President to present him with this testimonial ot his high regard. Ot the special favor shown Mr. Fillmore by the Pope, I have spoken in a previous letter, wnere I stated that his Holi ness bestowed rn him more than prineely honor when he invited Mr. Fillmore to take a seat by bis side. The King ot Naples had an. extra train in readiness to oonvey Mr, Fillmore to the roya' resUenoe; and wherever else Mr. FlUmore has set toot ha was received, not only with the honors doe to the exalted s atlon he onee occupied, bat with that tespeet for the Innate dignity of the mas whisb no ifiictal position, however high, oan ensure unless coupled with personal dignity ana evidence of a high In dividual cbaraoter. We have gone through the five weeks of Lent, and are jow w the middle or tee Holy Week; but it can oertein'y not be sale of ns that, as good Protestants, we have paid any psrtisntar regard to Catholic costume. We have had aeetal reunions every night, ana wbet Is more, we have hac music and a dance almost every evening. The only I remonstrance that was made to that proceeding ty the ' (ecclesiastical) police was in regard to the Instalments selected, which was coupled with a polite request that the tempered piano might take the place of tire shrieking fiddle, as a et.niulaat tor the fantastic toe. Ypa may well Imagine that all orderly persona reoeited the hint, given with great modesty, aa a positive commandment to keep?lent piano, piano. Among other amusements during the Holy Week we alio have a new perfoi mance of private theatricals for the Americans, got np as the first was, entirely.by American artists, with a vast deal of spirit and hnmor. Consider . Ibg that all public theatres are closed during this week, as. indeed, through lent, and that Roma now bear* the official character of mourning, the- Indulgoaoe of the government in our Amerioan sports deserve# oertainly a laudatory comment. Only one request ef the-Americano has bean denied by " i with the Papal police, with consummate politeness, it not the bett taste. A party of American gentlemen, deter mined to have ft reworks and an Illumination with Ben gal lights at the Cohesum. All Rome was invited, and ail Home waa there. All the offtesrs of the French gar rison. wiih their wivoa, daughters and other iaterestism subjects; the who's body of Cardinal* end church digt-liarles, and the Pope himaaif, wsre invited to oome <wd behold the classio gala. The French band was to dis course exquisite music in the arena, where, more toon fifteen hundred years ago. the gladiators thrilled the bo?d '.hi ?sty Romans with their savage sport*, leisg si this for Rome the thought ooenrrsd to sor.je of the originators o( the sntsrtahunMit that the people should know the source of their gratifioatton, ano accordingly it ?ss arranged with the pyrotechnic that the word "An erica" should blare f >rtb high over the old wall, in letitrsot the sire of the tallest Yankee. This waa the oriv thing objected to by the government, though a deputation of Americans, filling many carriages, waited upon the 1'refect, who treated them with the meet distinguished coniideratio?. My ewn hwafcle ?off?Won that "Yowag As?rht" sbauM ha swostitutaA for " >?!? If " simply. giving therapy * lata I afentfi *? tioa to the inscription. m net heeded; tboug ?> it wie said that , I marie* aoran if It wut aoything to Ka ropean eyee. a mat eland tor the aymbti of Ut>?rjj a ad equality. Young Amariaa might hara beea toierued, bat Anariea with al< her oM aaeeeiwttone, ear rir us, bar character her devottow te the Hfhu of man, atd bar a) mpatty tor liberty throughout the wsrld, wan toe powerful not to eaefce ag pr?ensiona-wbers freedom has not yet unfolded her banner, or, bithf onfoJoad it, baa ?aan tt < railed in the dm at. The reel of the tire rnrke came off In beautiful style. and were unlaeraaJ-y admired. Our good friaad Bartholomew, one of the an any oiever Amaricana artiata hare, baa modelled amexqutoit* biet of Mr Fillmore and it u probably my annfunoeasnt of tain faat two moat ha ago In ha eolomn* of the Hkomj> which haa caoaed the trianda of Mr. Fillmore ua varkma part* of tha United States to eead out taetr order fir the bust in maible. Heron boats bare a ready been ordered from oifle>ent citlaa inducing orders from K?w York, Buffalo, Baltimore and Washington. Alt tha American artiste hare order* trotu home, and it sen oertauity not ha raid that our artbta here are not liberally supported at home. Mr. Chapman, land'oape painter, has order* tba will occupy htm till Juaa, 1H47. Mr. Page, hi Iter real pain ar, and the American Titian (tor h? >terns to under stand culormg bettor than any rirtrg arrUt, and tL?prw ruc'tona oi hi* brush n?re actually, on oaaaactnKm. b*?n aaixed by the Roman C ustom House, the i.ffic*--* oi ahreb took 'htm fur old originals of tba great-ma* ten) is occupied for yean a heao, a-nrie his Venus rising from tha ocean before sunrise (tneasoiinl) is probable tnabaot modern picture of tha kind In the world. Mr. Moziar'a aery ham-aoine ma-bls for urn, representing IKleuce, has bean ort'arad b> Mr. Lawier, of Cincinnati, now hat* in K' me lor the Chamber i f Commerce tu that airy, ami Bea rice Ceaci, by tha young master hand of Miaa-Hosmer, goes t? t>'. loui* Mr. Freeman 1* a dashing artist, who understands how to breathe ideas on a an ruts, eketo Wag thoughts with a masterly hand, suggestlra to the heaold *r without follgvlng him with too great aa ela toraUan of data lie. Mite Clark, of Bueton, in quite a ci ol? o' at traction heme U, her landscapes abowirg a ?}apathetic s'udy of Clanda, balrator Kuaa, Orrimnte and bucatatk. Mr. Cru Word's monument of Washington, lor Richmond, Virginia, ia cast in bronze in Munlab, and trill, uodoub^ immortalize Ua au hor; hat I beiiere, nerertbeissa, hat tba heroic predominates too much in the whole ooneap tir n, auo that tbrre te not eu ugu cf repose in the atatna ct Wailiu gtoc to tepreiant >ei h'ully the character of thw Fatter of h'H Country. I am, however, ba. a layman hi tha arts, sud venture on any sort cf criticism only with fxitema diffidenoe. I have not yet bad ti ne to make the l/iro of all the aUliert of noted artiets here, ana *n?U pro bably find both time and opportunity to eorreet my judg ment. What I have said about the secret negotiatleoa now going on al the Va tican to effect the renniun of tba Greek and Catboiic eburcbes, I have good reaaan to reiterate, and I certainly think ibe ac> o* sufficient importance te lay great stress on It In tbe Hkraij> The effect o' snoh a union, politically a* well aa religiously, would be of vast importance to the whole civilized world, and would go for to Christianize all Asia, wnile at tbe same time it wonid give the fl> ishing blow to all Protes'ant prope gand if in in that quarter ot the world, all the effort* ?f the Church of Ei g and, and all the powers of the beet India Company 'o the ctntrary notwithstanding. It la probably the care ibe l'epe haa to bestow on this im portant subject whi h prevents him from suiting Pari* this summer, and assisting in person at tbe bsptlsa ef the impeilal prince with whiob tha Empress Eugenie haa just presented tbe Emperor Napoieon. This prince will not be called King of Rome; but certain it is tha L ii a Mr. Pierce at tne time of his election to tha Amsooaa Presidency, tha future will have nothing in a o e tor him but either very gTeat historical renown or total an nihilation. Let us hope that the young prince will be brought np to sober habits, to a love of trntb, ana to a tiue sense of the digutty of his position, to avoid tba fearful aby aa of nonentity into whiah so many c-reoaa have fallen that have neither been born to greatness nar acquirec greatness, but had greatntM thrust n/ton them. UU1VU k HI U"UblUUQ hUV 0KJV&M1U U1 hUC l\U1klW t praciog ib? ratification of peaoe, nad wbeihw, if blockade veto Kmm* at oooa, an inugnMtt ni i axk to aaebie tn?Jtelleh viasata ?'rt ProcMdlngi tn Parliament. In the House of Common* Mr. Kwakt enquired whether uj meMuree were be ng adopted to procure toe removal by the government of Greece of the export du !?# and dime* stated in the Consular report* a* preying injuri ously on commeroe with that country. Lord I'almerbto.v replied:?The subject referred to haa been for a considerable time matter of commonioaiaca between the Greek and British governmen a. but up to the pressot time no *ati*f*otoiy result has bson oitsiae^ and 1 'ear that I cannot hold out any wo:I-founded ex pectation that better success will arise; tit snoh is the administrative capacity of tboie who now rule Greecs that there is no portion of tne Greek territory in whith either person or property Is tafe during anr part nf tne twenty four hears, exoept ihree miles of the road between Athena and the Pirteua, which is patrolled night and day by tho French cavalry. RUXBtAJlK OP THE BOW1AN COAHT Mr. J. Mmnxix asked Lore I'aimer ? ton whether?Britudt property, to the amount of mure man ?1,U00,(HM) sterling, being now locked up in Russia?it was the iu'entim m the government to continue tne block end of the Rnstian c-a*t nending the ratification of i the blockade v porta for commercial purposes without rhk of seizure. Lord Pauinurron?Yesterday the Congree* extended the armistice to sea ss well as to land. Hitherto It baa been confined >o land operations, and did not ap >|y to sea. Tbe reason was obvious. It was doubtful what tha issue of tbe negotiations might on, and It wa* ev dent that if free communication by sea had beee pirmirted. a change cf position might have been gained by the ftaa sians, which woull have materially altered the conditio* of the beJHgerent parlies in the event of the renewal ot the war. The signature of the treaty of peace having fortunately pat mi end to all chance of a resumption of hostilities, the Congress yesterday ex'ended the armie tioe to sea as well as to land, and, as a usaiter of conse quence, the block aoe ceases. With regard to the saeoad branch of the inquiry, it is a question Involving other cocstdetati ns, and I am not at the present moment pre pared to give a reply. Affairs In the Crimea. TSRRIBLR ACCIDENT BY FIKK?BIXTKBN BRITISH SOL DIERS BURNED?Al'l'K All ANCC OP HERA8T0POL?ITS BUILDINGS AND CnUKCflES IN RUINS?HORSB RACING SPORTS?CAN THE RUSSIANS REBUILD TH? SOCTH HIDR ? On tbe night of March 17, a shocking uociiient occurred on tbe slope above Ka lkol, in the burning of soma woodt n huts occupied by men of the commissariat worn* corps. N'otwi tn standing prompt assistance sixteen men perished in tbe flames. They were, doubtless, suffocated hv the smcke. Their bocies were charred past all chanoa of recognition. Tbe correspondent cf the I-ondon Timer, writing from Sebaitopel, of date 22d cf March, thus describe! tha present condition of that city ? For the last week our army hkf been cultivating it* tastes for the drama, improving Its acquain tance with the Russians, prepaitng for active ser vice, if need* shonld )>e in the field, end organizing tbe grand Sebaa'opol spring meeting. which wil teke piece on Monday next, by the bank* of the Tcher ntya, not very fer distant from the scene of the memora ble charge of the light cavalry brigade on the the 24 ih at October, 1864. The drmo ition of trenehes, works had bosses in the city continues daily and incessantly, ea that the south Bide will soon be as uesolate and ruioowa as Thebes or I'almyra. Every hour long trains of man Sets by with beams of timber and planks on their shtml ?rs. which are taken out ot the remains of tha White buildings, llad fire been rained down from heaven on tbe devoted city its annihilation could not have been more complete. The stranger who halts to survey It from tne neighboring heights, deceived by the whltewash-d and plastoeed walla of tha houses, might think that Hebastopol was still a etty; but when be walks through its gram-grown, deserted streets, formed by endless rows of walls-alone, of rooflsaa rheil* of houses, in whloh not one morsel ot timber caa be seen, trom threshold to eaves; when he beholds great yawning craters, half filled with mound? of out stons, beeped together in irregular messes, when he gazes on the tumuli of disintegrated masonry, once formidable fort*, now shaken as it were into dust and powder ; woen he stumbles over the fragments of imperial edifices, to peer down into tn* great gulfs ehoked with rubbish which now mark tha side of the grand docks of the Quoan of the Enniae, and beholds the rottiag masts and hulls ot the sunhan navy which wa* nurtured there; whet ha observes that what 'be wrath of tbe enemy has spared is foot crumbling ? away beneath the fires of its friends; and that tha churohes wheat they worshipped, the theatres, tha public monuments, are apeefftUy selected for tha practice of the Russian gmjaara, as though they warn emulous of running a race in destruction with the allied armies?he well no donbt como to the cone1 union that tha histoty of the world affordsao aach authentic Instance of the annihilation of a great city. It tabard to believe, tfoit the site cam. ever be mada avai able for the erection of houses or the, construction of docks bui 1 am by no mean* certain that tha immense resources in the command of manual labor possessed by tha government of Russia,, of which Cilg very struggle has slfoyded us all such Atrxking proofs, in the Quaran tine battery, the Bastion. Cbntrale, the Bastion du MaU the Redan, the Mameloa and the Ualakq^, may not Sh avai'abls ka time to clean away these modern rains and to rebiaid houses, thee Ires, palaees, churches, forts, arsenate and docks as before. To prevent any.suoeesofal attempt to ueo the old ma'cr'-al* la the docks out engineers are new busy la destroying, the coping stones of granite ao4 the largermasseaof stones In tFe masonry; but in, tho laker man ruins theiu tie inesbaustibie.supplies of fcaild ing material, which can be '(Rated, by the Tchawnaya. into the water* of the harbor with very little trouble. The immense quantity of out itone bring In plj*s at tte upper end of the harbor shows that tha A lilts intern pted the Rus'iani in tha devalopaman t?f the splendid arehitao tural plan* whiab It was tha subitum of Emperor* to ao eompll'h, and which had engaged every thought and, energy of fch* llnsoovite governors of the Crimea. Tbe shells of princely mansions which remained on thai French side ot the town have been battered to attorn* by the Russian batteries oa the north aide; the theatre hut been demolished and the beautifnl churdiof St. Dater and St. Rani laid in ruins by tha aame implacable foe. and thev have directed particular volleys ef round than and shall on a monument to one of their naval heroes, which stands conspicnonsly placed in front of a kiaiilMut little kiosk in the midst of a garden to which there was a fire approach from tbe plaee behind Fart Nicholas, by n handsome flight of stops, now knocked to ptaaea. On n quadrilateral pedestal ef some pretensions, auppocting entablature* with Allegorical devices, and ornamented A the snmmit by a papvu, were inaeribed, when I first saw It, "KaMTski." and the dates 1?W and 1994, with an in timation that the monument was erected to posterity tn hit honor. Moat of tbe letters have been stolen *r knocked ft way MW, aad 4*4 H9t tte Un trm ttfi Nftfth own*.