Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 30, 1857, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 30, 1857 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. Jilll GORDON IBHIBTf, RMITtiR AND PKOPKIKTOR. ? ?mem n. w. cobkkk or Mtuur and FtatON ws. titaM nm ihW ?JUmJCUKKtS THIS ITEMING. BROADWAY THKATR*. Broadway-Aii Ibpodiht Pur rT TuitT Mimtu wrrm aTigbb? Cobjubaj. Lbbsom. WTHI/Tp GARDEN Broadway? Tag MlUJiriU? Co%pB Tkkdci Tbb t'onacmiPt. , BOW ICR Y THKATRR. Bowery? F.QPBSTBIA* Ull |(* \ ? astk FsaT?? Miutu Tkaimko BCBfONI THEATRE, Broadway, tppwtt* Bond itn?( T.kitt Pair? Bumtuk Womiiiii >t Bbocoram? A IU> m JKct Yoke. WALLACE U THKATRR. BrOftdw*y-A La?T tl? Dim CTLTiBt? Fobtt akb Fiptt? Ibvmiblb Bomakv. I??A~ A m?" rEST** Iret4"7-Tu ** *aA-R^S7J?u^IC' i<?H-I?ALUir Or. RARRTTTB AVKRTOAK Mt'RRTTM. Broadway- Aftar Boon, VaMUN Kots. Kvemn*. Tiki Tbibs All? Ladoh i*t> Obow Fat. WO(iDH Kl'Il.DINOR Ml k MS Broad way? QbO. CBBIITT A Wood's Mijistbbi*? Makbibu ahv Btuiav. MECHANICS' BALL. 472 Broad wbp-Bbt art's Mitobiu ? KTBIOrLLK HOBOS? !*HA*?rBBBAN READINGS. KATTnjfAL CTRCTR, M Bowery? E^UBSTBiAB Fbat?? Ovbhaktic Kkbbcisbk, Ac. EMPIKE HALL. 6M Broadway? FaiktuiM IllpStbatiti ?r tbb Kami Abctic Kirti'itios, Ac. Ifw Tnfc, Monday, November 3U, 18ST. BAILS FOB axon. The N?w York Hrrald-Edltloa fcr Rnropr. *n>? Cunard s.u\im- hip Niagara, Capt. Wickman, will leave Boston on Wednesday, at noon, for Ijvcrpool. Tha European matin will close in this city at noon to morrow, to go by railroad, anil at liall past two o'clock I'. M. , to go by steamboat. Th? Kuro|n'itti edition of the Hkkalp, printed in Freucb lad l^hsb, will bo published at half pa^t nine o'clock is the uiornir< J fiugle copies, in wrapi>ers, si* cents. PuWri|>tion.? and advertisement* for any edition of the Nkw Yob* Hbkaij> will be received at the following places in Europe:? l/OMniji . . ..damson Low. Son & Co , 4T I.urtgate hill. Am European Express Co. ,61 Kin* William st r*RW Am. -European Express Co , 8 Place de la Bourse. Liverpool. Am -European Express Co. , 0 Chapel street. R. Stuart, 10 Exchange afreet, Kast. Fa?rk. . . . .Am. Euro]H-au Express Co. , 21 Hue Corneille. The coutm%*r the European edition of the IIkrald w ill ?onibine the new received by mail and telegraph at the office during the previous week and up to the hour of pub (MSatKM. Tike New*. Further detail* of European news by the Fulton, ?which passed Cape Race on the evening of the 27th instant, are at hand. No later news from India had been received in London. There is no political news of consequence, but that relating to financial affairs in very important. The Bank of France had an rotmeed its intention to extend it* issues, and the rate of interest had receded at Hamburg. A better Ftate of feeling prevailed throughout England to re lation to financial matters since the suspension of the Dank act. Consols had advanced, and the money market was firmer. Notwithstanding the improve ment in the money market many failures had occur red, and several iron firms had been obliged to call meetings of their creditors to make arrangement* to avoid suspension. There had been no material cli&uge in the value of foreign stocks, and transac tions were limited. No quotations for American cotton are given; the rates current for other descrip tions are about one farthing above those prevailing at the wiling of the Africa on the 14th. The mar ket closed flat, with sales of 1,500 to 2,000 bales, and quotation* were nominal. A heavy decline had oc curred in breadstuff* at London and Liverpool, and the market was heavy Bnd dull at both points. Wheat wis two to three shillings cheaper at London on th?^>etter qualities. At IJverpool fionr had de clined from one and sixpence to two shillings, and wheat four to six pence. Indian corn was nominal, with but little inquiry. Anadvance of four shillings per hundred weight had taken place in sugar. A flight improvement was noticeable in the woollen trade at Leeds, and cotton goods were unaltered in price at Manchester. By the arrival of the Northern Light we were put in peNsession of interesting and highly important news from California, the Sandwich Islands, Japan, Central America, the South Pacific coast, New (?ranada and the west coast of Mexico, with files of paper* from Australia. The dates arc as follows: ? < alder* Oct. IS. 1*1*7 Oct. 22. ( tllao Oct *. P*jI* Oct. 27. Cub) *quil Oct. 29. Y*lf*r*iso Oct. 30. fydaey Sept. 6. Fnutrtsco Nov. 6. I!*kod*4i, J*|mui June 20. !'*it*m* Nov. 21. Aspuiwall Nov. 21. <>u*tem*la Oct. 22. Cojutepeque, Han 8*lv*dor Oct. 24. (?ran*/!*, Nr*r*gu* Oct. 31. fv*c Joae, Co-!* Ric* Oct 31. fanriwtcli Inland* Oct- 18. M*n*m>*i Nicaragua Oct. 24. < vnB*r**na Oct. 22. Arapulc* Nov. 13. A card had been published in the Ban Francisco paper* stating that travel would be resumed on the Nicaragua route, and that upon the arrival of the mail of the 20th of October the sailing day would be unnouneed. The failure of Messrs. Bather A Church ?bow an indebtedness of nearly half a million, and had created much excitement. According to a statement put forth by the firm their assets are equivalent to the amount of indebtedness. The difficulty with Palmer. Cook A Co. had been set tled. they surrendering property valued at I2.j0.000 to the State The news from the Plain* relative to the late massacres is very important, and strongly implicates the Mormons. Brigham Young had de clared the independence of Utah, and stated that henceforth t'tah owed no allegiance or obe dience to any laws but those of their own enact ment. A project was on foot in California to c reate a new Territory out of the great basin be 1 ween the (ioose Creek mountains on the east, the Sierra N^ada on the west, and between the Oregon and I'tah line on the north, and the Colorado river en the south. The advices from Central America are important, tinder the present rircum?taftei?*, War had lieen <?fficially declared between Nirarwgu.* and Costa Rica, and Pre?ident Martinet, of the former repub lic . was preparing to place him?elf at the head of the army. Hi- pro< tarnation annonnces the deter initiation to maintain the right of the republic to the territory claimed by and n?w in |>o<?<esKion of Costa Kira. Col. Canty had possesion of tiie river and J ike steamers. No important operation* luve yet ) een undertaken by either party. In the other Cen tral American republic there was no news of Im I ortance. The survey of the Honduras intcroccanic lailroad wa* i^vam ing favorably. The South Hiaiflr mail steamer had arrived at I'stoima with $127,740 in specie, and advices dated as ?tsne. Ifl Chile the new Cabinet was popular, and political agitation had in a great meamre subsided. Hon Mr. Migler, United Btates Minister, was cordially im red b) the President. The government estimates i .i t wer? to be submitted to Congress in extra ? r ' ension. The account of the directors of II ? n Uailr'ied had been presented, and was b Capital w*s Uing invested is trade m or. jr; but food was very high, particu larly t t e i nth. (?old and silver coins *>m \ <rt* . ii ad it was said that government v "lild s to borrow seven millions of dollars l?) -oad- de wa< dull in Valparaiso, fci Peru the t< . iiad not ended, nor had it made much I .r. n Ariquipa City was still besieged by ('as lik *ud wc ifporti of ?rm ^hting there. The guano trade was much impaired, wing to the revolutionary efforts in Bolivia. Doctor Lindsey, the revolutionary leader in the last name i republic, was preying President Cordova sorely and had been fa vored with a pronunciamtento from the citizens of Sucre. Cordova was in retreat. The Indians were committing many outrages amidst the general con fusion. The news from the west co\*t of Mexico U im portant. The operations of the united force of the Generals Alvarez, father and son, had been success" ful. and the revolutionary troops under G?nerala Vicario and Juan Antonio were utterly routed at Chelapa after most severe fighting, which endnred for about four day*. The elder Alvares had pre viously driven Vicario from the city of Chilpanzingo with a small force of artillery. When Chelapa was taken Alvarez ordered it to be sacked after the most approved fashion of vengeful soldiers. He was well obeyed, for the most frightful excesses were commit ted by his men. Neither age nor sex was spared. General Antonio died after his defeat, and Vicario was at Yguata in prosecution of his plans of revolt. Coarnavaca city had declared for him. From the Sandwich Inlands we learn that business ?was very brisk, and general prosperity prevailed. The v> halirg tieet had just begun to arrive from the Arctic, Kodiac and Ochostk grounds, and report ucccss equal to last season. There were thirteen American whalers at Honolulu on fee 5th of October. The hark Newton, of New Bedford, was lost in May. She had had only one whale. Her captain (Shcr m?n) was ill. Trade was very lively at Honolulu. The King had been initiated as a Free Mason. A report to the effect that the Russian government had ordered Americans to quit fishing in the Russian i waters wa# not credited. By way of Callao we have Australian news dated at Sydney on the .Sth of September, but it has been ai^ ipated by our advices received by the Eastern a?* European routes, brought by the Vandcrbilt * n are to the 17th of that month. ' ihe wreck of the English ship Dunbar, already reported, had caused great excitement in Sydney, as sharks could be seen devouring the dead bodies daily. The floods in the Hunter and other districts had resulted in heavy losses to the fanners. The news from Japan is very interesting. Several American whalers had touched at Hakodadi, and the masters were well pleased with the port and their reception. The governor had had a sailing vessel built after an American model, and had con tracted for a steamer. No preference in trade was shown to the Dutch or Chinese, but there was a large native trade with Hong Kong. The sale of ardent spirits on shore to sailors was forbidden by by law. Our correspondent at St. Thomas, writing on the 14th instant , says that the French demand for sugar and rum had nearly exhausted the stock in that market, and that a large contract balance had still to be supplied. Business was very dull. General good health prevailed at St. Thomas and St. Croix. George R. Gliddon, Esq., formerly United States Consul at Cairo, in Egypt, and distinguished for his contributions to antiquarian science, died at Panama on the 16th inst. Mr. Gliddon had been on a visit to Honduras, as agent of the Honduras Interoceanic Railway Company, and was on his way to the United States when overtaken by death. Our correspondent at Washington intimates the probability of M. Felix Belly going to Central Ame rica and not visiting Washington ut all. The Count de Sartigea w entirely ignorant of the nature of his mission, his government not having communicated with him on the subject. General I.imar will go to Costa Rica and Nicaragua instead of the Argentine republic. Genera! Henderson, of Texas, is lying very ill, and it in somewhat doubtful whether he will be able to take his place in the Senate this winter. A letter has been received from a friend of Judge Douglas in Chicago, denying that the Chicago Timti speaks the senwhents of the Judge on the Kansas question. It was rumored that the administration intended to remove John McKeon from the post of United States District Attorney. Judge Davics, in the Supreme Cnnrt on Saturday, in tin- cam> of McDermott, a member of the old police, who was dismissed without formal notice to appear for trial, decided that the plaintiff1 wa* still a meniltfr of the police and entitled to pay and duty. The Judge gave it aa his opinion that all the old po lice who were not personally nerved with written notices of charges against them, and afforded an op portunity to defend themselves. were not legally dis charged. and that such being the case, the proof be for*- him was that the police wa-> now full, and that appointments made by the Board mart be invalid. "n?e derision was given orally, but the Judge pro mised a written opinion on Monday. Elsewhere will I* found an interesting and impor tant report of the committee to whom was intrusted the investigation of the causes which led to the appalling disaster that befel the steamship Central America. The report xhods a flood of light on this mclancholy affair, and states clearly and succinctly what, in the opinion of the committee, caused this N*d disa ter. Negligence ? unaccountable negli gence? and want of proj>er organization of the crew, together with the independence of the several de partments of each other, and lack of a proper head over all. were at the bottom of a calamity which re sulted in the loss of the steamer and the sacrifice of do many lives. There appears to have been no ma terial defect in the vessel or machinery the leakage being ascrilx d to other cause*. The deck pumps were not in working order, and those connected with the donkey engine were in a questionable con dition. A heavy robbery was committed on hoard the l>ark Pcntucket on Saturday evening, whilst lying in the stream. While the captain was absent on shore the cabin WW entered, and two casks of doubloons, of the value of 110,000, were stolen. The value of import* of foreign goods at Boston for the week ending on Friday last was $797,5X7? showing a decrease of |$i$,678 as compared with the corresponding week in 1856. The sales of cotton on Stf urday embraced about 40H hales, based upon middling uplands, at 11 V . and good middling do.,atl2e TT>e market continued firm The mid wea ther leading to tbe apprehension of the po* hie partial reopening of tbe Erie canal, and consequent increased supplier , tended to depress flour, tbe demand for which was moderate The market for flour declined 6c. a 10c per bbl , e?i>erlally f>n shipping grade* of Slate and WWern, white sale* were to a moderate extent. Wheat was steady, with a good milling d' mand. Tbe sales were confined to ( anadian white and Western grades, at prices given in another column Corn was scarce and firmer, with sales of Western mixed at 90c., and some lota of Jersey new ?old at 10c a 75c. Provision* of all kinds were heavy and dull. Hah** of pork were light, at 919 for old and 9H 60 for new. Albany Inspection. Sugars were tolerably active, with sales of about 1,024 hhds , at rates which were Indicative of no Important change. Among the aales of molasses were 360 M>1*. New Orlean*, new crop to ar rive, at 36c Coffee was In moderate request, with light sales. Freights were dull and engagements light. To Uverpool ft.000 bushels wheat were taken, it? bulk, at 6d . and flour at la 9d , and to 1/wdoa some flour was engaged at 3s 8<l . and cotton, by steamer, U Liverpool at while sailing vessels demanded it 1W. Tuornji is tiie New York Centra i, Rui< roap Company.? It will Ik- perceived by a re port In another column that the Now York rtoc kbolders of this company have begun to wake up. It Is now discoverod thai Ihey are not properly represented In the Board of Di rectors : that the Alliany regency of the road control everything, notwithstanding that the New York Ktoc kholder* own more than half the stock ; and that Uie President and Directors have too long cut. dried and elected their own ticket every year, without opposition. Now it is proposed to demand a proper representation; to take n?me action in tbe Sections, and to try by some mean* to revivify the depreciating stock. It looks very much like locking the bam door after tbe borce ha* been stolen. The Municipal K lection To-Morro w R r nurlublr Intelligence WuklngUn. We pi vp elsewhere in eur columns a very significant article from the Washington Union, commenting upon the position of parties in this city as respect* the municipal election which takes place to-morrow, and declaring emphatically m favor of the rt-rltdwn of Mayor Wood. This re election is viewed in the article from Washing ton referred to as being one of the most neces sary of all the efforts now remaining to be taken for the democracy to attain the triumph in the preeetft disorganized situation of politi cal affairs. The several journals which* are engaged in putting forward the Wall street stockjobbers' ! nominee, in opposition to Mayor Wood, have been anxious to gain credit to the opinion that j Mr. Buchanan and his Cabinet are opposed to the election of Mr. Wood, and labor to make it appear that the officeholders connected with the administration in this city are working hard against his re-election, apparently in obe dience to intimations from Washington. These efforts and assertions are, it is easy to see, no thing but a mere trick of these politicians in the straits in which they are. The contest in relation to the Mayoralty of this city is of such a character and quality as to have assumed the form and proportions of a I contest in which the existence of the democratic party of the North is at stake, in this, its strongest citadel. At the last State election the republicans and Know Nothings were com pletely prostrated, and therefore, as a last re source they have taken a new platform and a new name, combining and coalescing with all the odds and ends of parties in this city, in order to put down the democracy here, as the first step towards its future defeat throughout the Northern States. This is the exact and strict view of this con test. and it seems to be thoroughly understood in Washington. On this account the Washing ton Union has put forth the strong and able article we refer to, denouncing all deserters of the democratic party, whether they be John Van Burens or John McKeons, or any others of less importance and consideration. We see, by the efforts and by the bitter violence with which the candidate of the democracy is assailed, what is the estimate which Seward and Weed put upon the victory which they hope to obtain. So far, then, there is no doubt whatever of the sentiments of Mr. Buchanan in relation to this contest, nor of hfc desire to support Mr. Wood. But what is to be said of those who are la boring with every effort against the candidate of the democracy, and doing all they can to blacken his character, under the mantle of de mocracy. and with the pretence of being sup porters of the administration? It is very evi- ! dent that if they should be able to defeat Mayor Wood in this contest, the combined opposition would raise a loud shout of triumph throughout the whole Union, and would be ready to march onward to other and similar triumphs. In such a condition of things the officers of the Custom House and of the Post Office would do well to consider their future position. If the democra cy should be defeated to-morrow in this city, there is no more chance of their names passing the Senate than there was for G. N. Sanders the day before he was rejected as the Amcricau Consul for London. Mr. Butterworth, remem ber that. Nkoro Revival ok tiik Path ok Chtvai,rt. ? In hle> imperial palace of hie good city of Port au Prince, bin Imperial Miyesty Fau*titi I., l?y the grace of God and the constitution of the empire Emperor of Hayti, ha? been recently pondering over the degeneracy of the present day and the decline of chivalry, and like a great and wise king, as he is. has taken measures to redeem the evil. By some of the latest issues of his government organ ? the Monitrur Haitien? that have reached us, we find that if the mpply of barons and chevaliers be not equal to the de mand, it will be no fault of Faaatin'a. He has established in hi* empire the Order of the Legion of Honor and the imperial and military Order of St. Faustin; and in some recent ordunnawm ? one of which we translate for the admiration of our readers? he has created barons of the one and knights of the other a large majority of the ju dicial and government functionaries of Hayti, and probably half the captains of his military companies. Hy this well-timed liberality and generosity on his part, there will be no lack, for some time to come, of sooty visages in the ranks of chivalry, Faustin Souloaqve. like other great mind*, does not. In attending to the weighty affairs of his empire, overlook or underestimate the more trivial; and so we find him. in one of the same ist-ues of the Mutiitrur. ordaining what shall be the armorial bearings of the house of his "dear and well-beloved daughter." the Princess Im perial. Marie Francoise Faustin. The coat of arms is a gold cross on an azure field. The quarterings are a silver dove flying in a golden cloud, and a golden lyre. The shield Is sur rounded by ermined and golden fringed gules, and surmounted by the princely coronet. The supporters are angels, and the device ''gentle new. courtesy.". We do not know whether he has established a college of heraldry in his do minions, but presume that, if he has not, that in stitution will follow in good time. Altogether, we do not suppose fbat there is anywhere else in the world a field where titles aud decorations can l?e had so cheap and plen tifully as in Hayti. Some of our codfish aris tocracy Who have a weaknev for title*, and to whom association with the colored race is not obj?-ct ion able, could not do better to gratify their vanity than try a sojourn in Port au Prince. On tith Wnovo Sihk of tick Home.? At the recent Congressional election in Louisiana there were in one district three candidates. The fire eating secessionist candidate, one Sigur. re ceived but a fifth part of the vote* polled. This is a good sign of the Union feeling of Louisiana. We lielieve that it Is a sign al*o of the general feeling in the Southwest. We have no doubt that the strongest 1'nion men in the country may be found in the three hundred thousand slaveholders of the Southern States. The dis union fire-eaters are a lot of scurvy politicians, who never owned a slave nor an acre of land, and could not even get credit from a tailor for a decent pair of breech en. Tiik Washington Lowht. ? Wo hear from the capital thai the members of the third house are rapidly pouring into Washington to lay their plans for the division of the spoils of the nout Congress." Their first strike is for the printing, and we hear that some piwtles in this rily in tend to put in bids for it. It will not tie of much use, howerer. How can a poor devil of a printer, who ran hardly rais?> money enough to pay his pannage to Washington, expect to con tend againM Wendell and his money bags? Tiik Ekkkct of the Bank Scspknsion. ? The , public will find elsewhere a despatch from Cap*' Race, in addition to the one we gave yesterday morning, epitomizing the newB by the Fulton, which left Harre on 19th instant. It will be seen that, as wat< expected, the suspension of the charter of the Bank of England has had the same effect as the suspension of specie pay ments by our banks here. Things were instant ly improved; businCss revived; consols rose; confidence received a start; and the danger of the great Anglo-American houses ceased to absorb attention. The relief, it must be remembered, will in many cases be only temporary. It is only a reprieve for houses which are radically unsound. For them, whether the day of judgment come in Novfmlier or in January, it cannot be perpetu ally postponed; and the protracted struggle will only aggravate the ultimate agony. We hear little of financial affairs on the Continent. There is a disturbing element there which must sooner or latex make itself felt. We allude to the immense taxes which the governments are forced to levy for the main tenance of their huge standing armies and their luxurious court*. England, which pays fay one-fourth of the aggregate taxation of Europe, say $300,000,000 out of $1,200,000,000 annually, can far better afford to do bo than France, Spain or Austria can afford to pay their respective shares, becausc she is a much richer nation, more industrious, and a far more successful trader and*more bountiful producer than they. The Continental govern ments have been living from hand to mouth for many years. In 1848, France aud Austria were on tb^ verge of bankruptcy, and were only saved by financial shifts which at best merely postponed the day of reckoning. France has latterly made a good financial Bhow, because of the sudden and feverish developement of trade under the empire. Just so, in the last years of the reign of Louis the Sixteenth France was

more active and her trade more prosperous than it had ever been. ? The Continental nations, plunging into finan cial revulsions with their huge debts, are like men thrown suddenly into the water with mill stones round their necks. A nation that is free from encumbrance like the United States may swim to tiore ; but these overladen European States may find it easier to reach the bottom. The Municipal Election To-Morrow. ? The election which comes off to-morrow is not mere ly, as the organs of the black republicans and the Wall street stockjobbers try to make it out, an election of a Mayor for the city of New York. It is a deliberate effort of Thurlow Weed and the republicans of Albany to wrest out of the hands of the democracy their great stronghold in the North. They know that were they to try, in a straightforward way, to beat the democracy, they would fail as they have always done; but they hope to achieve the same end under cover of a fire of personal abuse of Mayor Wood, and under the cloak of a weak-minded and superannuated candidate who was once a democrat. If Mr. Tiemann is elected this city is lost to the democracy. Tiemann may have been once a democrat; but the victory, if he be elected, will be Thurlow Weed's. We shall see to-morrow whether the democracy will tame ly let their Northern stronghold out of their hands. Tiik Fimt Important Qithtion kor Con gress. ? We hear a great deal said about the Kansas question, and the currency question and the tariff question as likely to occupy the ear liest attention of Congress. We do not quite share this opinion. No doubt, considering the late news from Kansas, the questions involved in the organization and admission of the new State ure of very great importance, and must lead to contests of signal consequence to botb> political parties. It is obvious, too, that the questions growing out of the financial revul sion which is spreading over the whole civilized world must engage the whole attention of Con gress at an early period; and it is also quite likely that the suffering manufacturers may strive once more to reyive the much debated question of the tariff. But there is another question of far more im mediate consequence ? to mrmbernof Congress? than these, and this question will take prece dence of Kansas, the currency and the tariff. For it is the disposal of the Congressional print ing; and the sum of no less than three milliona of dollars ? judging according to the lost re turns. which showed the item to cost two mil lions for the last Congress? is at stake. This is a question of spoils; a question of dollars; a question of spoliation; a question of robbery; a question of sudden and dishonest wealth. Such questions invariably take precedence of thoae in which nothing \$ involved but the bagatelle Of the public good. We see from the Congressional returns that there was paid for paper alone for the printing of the last Congress over half a million of dol lars. for printing $362,128. and for drawing and engraving $363 .3f>9. Nice little sums these to dispose of and divide among the Congress printers and editors of Washington who subsist by the plunder growing out of this item of the national expenses. Fmr-EATKRs and DrRT-EATKRs.? The fire-eat ers of the South were the first to come out against the administration of Mr. Buehanan. br cause. tbey said, he was too favorable to the anti-slavery feeling of the North. We hare now n similar demonstration frotn an opposite quarter. It appears that the dirt-eaters of the North, headed by Governor Walker of Kansas and Forney's Philadelphia Pre**, are also coming out against Mr. Buchanan. on the ground that be goes too far to favor the pro-slavery senti ment of the South. Mr. Buchanan's administra tion. and the democracy that support It, must be In a Imd way when lx>tb the fire-raters of thr> South and the dirt-eaters of the North are pitching into it at the same time. There will lie a lively time in Congresa. Sonrrr at W AsmwoToj| ? We ol>sorve that the more fashionable members of Congress from this State and elsewhere, who have marriagea ble daughter* or pretty wire*, are taking houses at Washington for the winter. They intend to give balls, toiriet, parties, levees, maiintr*, receptions, dinners, Ac.. Ac., and have a g<??d time of it generally. The wa?on will be very gay In thtr circles, and all tho fashiona ble women who have from twenty to forty dresses, and are not shut up In private asylum", will do well to park their Saratoga trunks and l*? off by the first train. We see that sovcrnl for^'-rn aristocrats are going ki the same dfc*otio!?. Lord Noodle, Lord Spindle shanks, the Count of Empty Pockets and the Baron Borrow " are already on the ground, pnd wt?1 r, sun drring ?bc wlfltft, Important Finahtial Dialogue.? Johti Bull, looking across the big pond the other day, rak ed his voice: ? "Hello, Brother Jonathan, how are you?? how do you do?" Jonathan, looking up, and cocking his hat, cried out:? "Oh, pretty well, I thank you; I hold my own. 1 believe." ?<Yes/' eaid John, rather gruffly, "you do hold your own, and hold mine, too; you have five hundred millions of my dollars, aud be hanged to you." A Good Old Fashioned Contest.? The mu nicipal election of To-morrow promisee to be a regular old fashioned contest between the Tam many Hall democracy and the odds and ends of the opposition? the silk stocking aristocracy against the democratic huge paws. It the regu lar democratic candidate is defeated, the party will have hard work to regain its supremacy in the city. United States Ausat Office on Politics? The action of Mr. Butterworth, the superiitendent, and of Dougherty, his foreman, in reference to the election to-morrow, was stated under affida vit from one of the employes in our yesterday s paper. According to the statement in that affi davit, Mr. Butterworth gave orders throughout his office to the workmen employed that ' all who voted for Mayor Wood on Tuesday next might ccnrider thrnuelve* diicharged." If this be so, we advise Mr. Butterworth to consider himself dismissed from office after the election. The New Opposition Game.? Seward and Weed having lost the State of New "V ork, are now endeavoring to secure the city and accom panying spoils by a combination of the odds and ends of all the old factions. If they suc ceed they will organize in this city a new and fordmidable opposition to the administration of Mr. Buchanan^^^^^ _______ the latest news. Interesting from Wwhlngton. M VEI IX BELLY? JUPOK DOVOLAS AND THE CHICAOO TIMES? ARRIVAL OF MEMBERS OF CONORBSS? RE MOVAL OF JOHN m'EEON ?THE SI'KAKKRHHIP GENERAL LAMAR GOES TO COSTA RICA AND NICARV 0l*x SICKNESS OF GENERAL HENDERSON THE IANSA8 QUESTION, ETC., ETC. WAaHisoroy, Nov. 29, 1857. The statement I sent yot that the French government hud appointed M. Felix Belly on a mission to Central America, It seems, has not beon communicated to the Count deSartigee. This well informed diplomat has slated to Gen Cass that he has not been advised of any such ap pointment. I did not state that M. Belly was appointed on a special mission to Washington. This distinguished friend to the United State* goes to Central America? perhaps direct. He may not visit Washington at all ; It is his intention to meet Sir William Gore Ouseley in Nicaragua or Loeta Rica. Chance may send him this way? chance or Inter instructions. The French government, It appears, is not in the habit of informing M. de Sartiges of all its move ments on this continent, Mid generally withholds from the Count de 8. important intelligence affecting this hemis phere. Count Walewski does not communicate with the resident French Minister here when he decides to send a minuter to Central America. This will explain to you why the Count do Sartiges displays so much ignorance in regard to the appointment of M Felix Belly A tetter received hero to day from Chicago, from a friend of Judge Douglas, states that the Chicago Tim* does not speak the sentiment* of Judge Douglas ion the Kansas question. It says tnat Mr. Douglas will take an Wly occasion tn the Senato to make his sentiments known on that question Some half doxee members arrived this nK> Mossrs Stephens of Georgia, Phelps of Missouri, Harris of Illinois, Jones and Avery of Tennessee. Hall of Ohio, and wu withdrawn from the content for the Clerkship of the House, and his friends are pressing him for House Printer. I learn this evening that the administration have deter mined to rtmove John McKeoa, United SUtee District At "S W. Jones, of Tennessee, and J. Glancy Jonet, of Pennsylvania, decline becoming candidate* for the Speakership. Major l'helpe ha. arrived, but Mr. Orr has the inside track. Mr Steadman, of Ohio, la put forward by the North west for Public Printer. Warm times ahead. Genera'. Ulnar lias accepted the mtf'ioo to <"o*ta Rica and Nicaragua in lieu of the Argentine repubhe. His Ml*ry Is thus considerably increased, which Is aa induce cent, as the General U poor. I regret to learn that General J. Pinckney HenJen?m, successor to General Husk, is again lying very 111 In Texas, and may not be able to take his place m the Senate this winter. The Kansas qne?1tm> is the subject of general nil Claire* of politicians here. There will b< a move made Hi Congress to have a territorial bill p*sse< similar to the Minnesota bill. Steamer Vliulnl* at Charleston. <'n**i.nrroff, Nov. tU, D?'>7. The etenmer Virginia, Captain Jewett, from New York for New Orleans, put into this port today to repair her machinery. Market*. OHARuo?ro*, Not. M, 1M7. Cotton firm at 11c. a 13r. Tor middling ? Mava.ijiah. N"V 2*. IHft". Our cot too market !? firm. We quote middling at 11c. a 12c. C<?t mum, Nov. 2*, 1M7. Ottoo firm; aalea of middling al Ho. M<>*TiK>amtT . Not. J*, 1M7. Our cotton market la Arm ; middling 1 1 we. Ci*ii*5UTt, Nov W, W7. Hoga har? declined to $5, the market rising doll ? 10,000 having arrived within the taut two day*. Mam pork dull at S13 M a 113 76 Oreen meat*. 4c a 6 V- a f. >,c. for abouldera, aidea and ham* I Ar t declined lo ?Sr f?r barrel and lo 10){c. for keg. Whlakey advanced to 17)<c. Okwikio, Not. 2*? 6 P M Floor k atcart y, with a moderate demand Wheat acarce and unchanged; sales to-day, ft.ftOO bushels, al *7>?c for Hiicago apritig ami Milwaukie rluh, and 91 12 ^ fOr white Indiana. Corn I* quiet Freight* ? Floor by railroad ha* advanced to 12c to Albany and Troy. I.ike Import* yeaterday , MX) bbla. flour, 11 'WO bu*hel* barley. Cricaoo, Nov. W? ? P. M Flour rlneed with an advancii g tendency. Wheat firm Corn steady. ??at? dull. Receipt* to day? 1,200 bbla flour, W.OOO bushel* wheat, 1,700 do corn. Mualcnl wild Dramatic Matter*. KEVfT AL OF THE OI'KRA ? CARf, FORME* RORERT I,* liMKI.r ri.tN OF Tim CAMPAIUH? ElSINESJt of THE CITT T1IRATRKS , ETC., ETC. The new Opera Beacon at tho Academy of Music will commence thin evening under the bent auspice*. The manager* will intro<lace lo Iho American public Horr Carl Forme*. who since the retirement of Iablac.he la the flr*t livn^f haaao. The following sketch of hia earner ban been compiled from aiilhentic WUfWi f?rl Forme* waa born on ihe 7th of August, 1*1*, in a little village situated onthe Ithin<i railed Miirhlcnbetm Aa If apparent from hla name, he di*ccnded from a Spanish family, the name of which wan Formes de Vare*, and It la well known that hi* great grandfather wm aecretary to the Spanish legation al the Ha?u? It waa there that hi-< frramlfather waa horn , becoming a soldier of distinction early In life, and aa a caption of cavalry being engaged in Ihe principal battle* of that period. Subsequently he aet tied at Muchlanheim. where he died. Tlw father of tlarl Format , too, waa a soldier. and fought under the banner* of Na|*>|pon. He retired from the OHTtW with a pen*inn i or, in.d in. lice at the liUlo village w hen I art wa Carl Formea ha* Inherited Ihe ardor of hi* di*po*ifion and bis executive energy from the soldierly qualities of hi* ancestor* Thence he derive* the determination and nobility of hi* character, and the intense thirst for free dom and hate of oppression wbicb mark hi* character. IV is earnest too, aa a scholar, a spirit which he may have ill rued from hi* ancestor*, two of whom were de*tined for the church, from which, however, they reao lutely broke i? fight the battle* of Ineir counlry. Rarly In life the chara< ter of Carl Formes bog.-tn to display It ?elf, and the probabilities of hi* musical career were fore shadowed. While a child he received tuition in tnu*ie, and rang in the t tnrch and at oratorios with *o much merit that he became the idol ri the inhabitant* His father did not however, appreciate the lalrwits of ysung f'arl, and ralher reprc??ed than encourrmrd bis qnall tie* a* a vocalist. Not being rich, he projw?*d to direct hia taatea Into another channel, and transferred htm to a brother that ha might he trained In a uaeftil employment. Hera hi* education a* an agririilliirt*! MMMaced but th. youth wa* resHTO i'?'ler anch a check to hi* ambition, and al tar many exhl lot ion* of dia*ati*fart>on with bi* uncle'* fvstam of ediira lion, openly quxrrrilud with hia hard fatu. and, summon - l'ir all his *elf reliance, lo rid him of nn trouble* r*n away, and wa* finally compelled by want to nM aa a common aoldicr in the Auatrian army Thl* waa by no mean* an unfirtunate *tep, for it enabled him to arrive at Vienna the moat musical city of Germany. The talent* of Carl Formes, and the gift* of nature in hi.- poaaraaton, < oold not long be concealed Ha gradually attracted tbs att?iition of thoso who occasionally had glimpses of the genius wtthin Htm. At latt Bassadoaa beard him sing, and immediately proposed to direct tho musical education of young Carl. Accordingly', he sur mounted all the difficulties connected with the release oi Carl from the condition* of hia enlistment, Mid prepared hi* pupil for the high position for which uature hai.' pro nn?ed hu hiu intended. The aspiring repaid tua benefactor with a devotion to bin studies which waa Aba surety for hia ultimate success. Not satisiled with t>e gifts of nature, the grateful pupil endowed himself, b>T application and observation with everything that could add to the distinction for which he umpired ? not only to gratify but own ambition, but to reward the kindness of his musical benefactor. Time rapidly brought rich frutta from such conditions, and Carl Formes made bis tlrst pub lic appearance at Cologne, on the 6th of January, 1841. lie assumed the rdl* of Karastros in Mozart's ojiera, "Die Zauberfloete. " Such a debut has seldom besa known. Tho public at once received him as an artist, and he had no long probatioo to pass through. ' It is not to be wondered at that by such rapid stride* he should bare been able to advance In public estitnatiaa, for be had studied his art before he hiu) undertakes to exact homage from tho admirers of art. Wo And him la 1643 a member of the Court Opera at Maunheim, and la 1644 be is recorded at Vienna an the primo basso assoluto at the Imperial Opera House, where be is honored with the largest salary ever given to a German artist, and which is to be paid to him during bis lifetime, This high position was held by Formes for four years, when tha revolution of 1648 broko out. Tbe spirit inherited by tbe young artist did not leavo him at this juncture. In tha eutbuaiasm of his nature he went up upon the popular wave, and in tbe struggle sided with the cause of the people, being among tbe foremost in erecting the barri cades tor their dofenco and protection. At such a mo ment art was not hallowed in hU eyes ? his own posiUoe as an artist was forgotten or abjured. The cause of humanity only was present with him, and for that he waa willing to peril all be possessed, all be hoped, and evea life itw4f. Vienna surrendering, Formes departed for llolstein, where he became foremost in the association of Taum, still hopeful for freedom, and lirmly determined to sustain it till despotism proved it* strength and resistanoo to it wax useless. Formes then resumed the pursuit of hi? art in Hamburg, adding, by experience, to hla accom plishments, till his name became familiar wherever civili zation has introduced tbe refinements of art. The aa t agonistic position of Formes towaada the Austriaa government could not be forgotten and bis ex tradition was Insisted upon as due to offended majesty. Accordingly be hastened to 1/ondon, and there, in 1849, formed the celebrated German Opera company at Drury lane. In that association of artists were those whose talents were of the highest order. Carradori aad Rudersdorf were the prime donne, while Reich hard I waa tbe tenor, and Anscbutz the conductor. In this enter prise tbe genius of Formed was fully developed. By those who knew the labors he performed he will ever be remembered, not ouly for bis self sacrifices, but for hia activity in every department. He saved the company from failure, singing day after day, producing all tho operas himself? not only refusing all remuneration, but expending his last dollar for the sake of hia fellow artists and for tbe triumph of German art. It was at that time that Gye of Covent Garden and I umley of her Majesty's Opera were engaged in a Ueroe rivalry. Gye was not satisfied with the production of operas in the style theretofore current, aud finally de cided to place upon the stage Meyerbeer's " Robert Le Piable" and " Lea Huguenots," which never before bad been produced with full justice to the original designs of tlie librettist and composer. These two works for their capabilities in scenic display and costunw have no rivals. They are the chtfs d'acuvrts of the modern lyric stage, and contain the most extraordinary combinations for effects upon the eye and tho ear. Tbe musical grandeur and the scenic magnificence of thmo composi tions make great demaiidsupon all tbe resources of an ope ru bouse; and they can only be presented with fidelity under tbe auspices of establishments entirely furnished aiiditp|>ointcd in every respect. Meyerbeer himself waa applied to, but be could not accept the proffers made, in silting that Formes should be engaged to supply his place, us he was fully equal to the task. Formes himself to gratify Meyerbeer, accepted tbe engagement, and I.umley was thus obliged to surrender to the management of tbe wealthy com lose r and the great basso. All tbe musical world knows the success of that season. Never bad Lon don seen any operatic displays of equal brilliancy and grandeur, and it is due to Formes to crown him as the master of the triumphs of that season. Formes next was seen at Rxeter Hall and the grand musical festivals of Great Britain. He was tbe grand figure in the oratorios, for tbe instrumentation never could drown the spirit of his song. His magnificent voice rose majestically above organ and orchestra, and it has been truly said that an oratorio is not complete without him. It has been with a view to bring out Meyerbeer's grand operAS and several oratorios that Formes lias been en gaged to visit this country. This augurs well for tbe pro gress of art. It has been the fashion to import vocal uta for their names, rather than for auy high purpose con nected with tbe illustration of the genius of tbe groat composers. We think the public will appreciate Ibis At least they will be able to mark the extraordinary diffrr enee between hearing an opera or oratorio merely gone through, and the same work faithfully and artistically ut tered in unison with the conception of the author* Suture has Itountifully showered her girts on Formes, and biaowa perseverance has added all tbe qualities which are de sirable to make bim the greatest basso artist of our day. His face is that in which we aee tbe spirit both of tbe scholar and tbe soldier happily and nobly blended, aad bis form Is full, manly and commanding Thus, id every respect , Formes may he deemed the most attractive vo calist of the age in tbe roUt which be assumes , and he haa won, by his artistic triumphs, the highest position every where in Europe, He has been received with the highest distinction by queen Victoria, who has selected him as the musical tutor of her royal children. The greatest com posers have acknowledged him as the best basso living, and to prove it', ?? Martha Strodella" and the " Meiry Wives of Windsor" were composed for him. Mendels sohn delighted to honor him. Costa composed " Eli" for bim;and,in fact, wherever he has been he has com manded the admiration alike or artists and th? public. It is a treat of the most delightful kind to hear him sing tho songs of Schubert, and In the ?? Rrl Konig" he produce* a magical effect upon but auditors In English he can siug with wonderful effect, as will be universally conceded when the public have an opportunity of hearing him utter the ?' Bay of Biscay,'- which to the present generation must be in effect like that of Braham forty years ago. Carl Formes has a broad field to glean in throughout tins country. With bis great powers, hia magnificent voice. In* skill as an artist, bis musical knowledge, and all the concomitants which should belong to a vocalist of the highest order, what may not hM visit here accomplish f M >\ be not engraft oratorios upon the musical taste of New York, which is now behind that o' the modern Athens? It is to be hoped so, and It is probable that with his advent another change is to take place in tbe history of music in the United States. This evening Formes will make bis in ''Robert !? Piable," which is considered by the b??t critics to be tbe masterpiece of Meyerbeer. Formes sings Bertram, which is one of his finest riAri. The other parts will he taken by Mme. lie la Grange, M ile Garmli (her dftmi in opera), and Btguardl and labooetta, the distribution being alto gether the liest ever seen here, and quite worthy of auy first )?ndon theatre. The orchestra and chorus have been strengthened, aud It Is rumored that the opera will be given in tbe very best style in every respect. Tbe in cidental ball si will be performed by M'lle Kolla and a foil cotnpauy of ctnyjiKtrt from Nihlo'a Garden. There seems to l>eavcry general desire amang the public to sustain the fipera, and tbe managers expect to be able to carry on the season with success In addition to "Robert" the sear**) will be signalled by the |?rformanre of several grand orators* in the same style, and by the production of the grand operas the " Creation " and the " Messiah " There will be also one or two German opera nights, whea Formes will sing. Tbe audience to night promises to be one of the greatest ever seen in the Academy . and there is every prospect of a regular/amre. It will be observed that the iierformaacc commence* a quarter of an hour earlier Uiaii usual M'lle Graever, the Parisian pianist, whose arrival w* noted a short time since, announces tier first concert at N ildo's Saloon on Tuesday week. The latest arrival from Havana states that the Marettek r*pera (Vmpany was taking a great many of the doubloons. Koncom was singing Antonio in " l.inda ' The theatrical week lias not been remarkable for no velties. At the BriSMlway Theatre, Mr Charles Mathewa has delighted large audience* wtb his admirable per formam e? of Charles K<? ket, In "Tike that Girl Away," and I'uff, in "The Critic." We are glad to hear that thin excel,ent artist doe* not intend to leave tbe metropolis for the present. This evening he commences the last week of hla engagement al the Br<*dway Theatre, playing Nestor Nimble in "An Impudeut Puppy," and Beeswing la ?'Twenty Minutes with a Tiger." At Burton's the novelty of the week has been a local farce, "A Pay in New York, in which Mr Burton plays two parts with his his aorus tomed brisul, rich bmnor Mr Brougham returns to thui theati' g and plays Raw don Crawl- y in hi* own adaptation of "Vanity Fair." Mr. Burton and all the principal members of the company appear in the same piece. The farces, " Burton Worried by Brougham, and " A Pay in New York," will be added. At I aura Keene's theatre the ' Sea of Tee" has bees i dayed during four weeks to excellent bouses, and is lo be given again this evening, and we presume during the week At Wallack's theatre Mr George Holland, a |*>pu lar and excellent actor, takes his farewell benefit, playing In " A lady in Difficulties " " Forty and Fifty," sad "Tie Invisible llu?t>and.'' At Nlblo's Garden tbe bill ii>r this evening include* two comic pantomimes. " The Milliners" and " The Conscript,' with the fascinating Aanfretta o? the rnrt f? tmrt %r At the Museum "laugh and Grow Fat," and '? Time Tries All," are the announcements for thla evening At the llowery theatie the circus of Sands, Na thans At On has been drawing very full houses, and somo new features are presented In the programme for the week. Al Wood's minstrels the programme for this even Ing will be tound a? tempting as usual, ?*<' brings out a new burlesque on " The Horsinipcra " Al Ttyon's National circus, among other things, a new equea irm n puce, "Monteclel," is to lie brought out this evening. fVrHotiaJ ln<flHfrnM> ARHITA1.*. From K<?n Fr*iu,l?r?, *ta A up In* *11. In tfc# ?<e*in?hip Nortk rrn l.ntht ? t Vtl it M Tntten, R M R?rhe. V underbill Allen IMfMe I' R>im, D N?>li<.n, W I. Newell, Mr* W N ll.irkhen^ Mid child. Mr. IU< k?, .1 Banholnmew. WMW MrT>erm?tt, 0 H N Mr m?mI?ki?I< T 8 yitrb' IL-l M < run*. .1 no I>o*k ftnd wife, .1 R l.*w?.?i. O MutI.Iix.ii mri A Barker, 0 A T*yl?r, ft Tnwnn, W rtprnr?r, J H Jcinrm H I. H*rt??'"fc, l (Tltrkc, ?if? Mud ??>rT*nt, .1 M Lowell. Andrew MH'rearr, RCnnklin, M Tnbln* Ml** A K?lrh*nk? nnd ?tmer, R BI?rfcrord, Xr? l>el| *nd two rhtldreg. A Hiwu. A K?hn. J Hathun, A K*th*n, O lUlley. Wifo km'I rhil.l. Mrs J H rlnrk *nd rlilld, II II R?n. rroft, ,( l?r .1 W Tiirnbull, l? W <! UMhill, Mr* W*r ?hftw?kl *11(1 two children. Col fnnllyjl.v UN; J |> Winr W (iolitntpln. N Hctimii, F K*l??r,H w Tlchenor, wife *n<f Win. Meo1 Mvcr*, 1' H A; J Nrttaon. w Toyrr, I>r Browne *nd Wife. I,letit Rcv*ter, I' HA. A Wheelwright. Mr* "-||m Wra lkithw?ll, C ?> *<<??, Ndwknl R?*n? und wife, i A t .1 J Archer. |T R All. WMttlnshxm, II R R*ndfnrd, .'<.?< l/VsrU n<W mid wife, W P Hire ?nd Wife, J no P<i|?ir*r, L 0 llnwlev K H WMlt V"1 ">?. Wm Hndnull, R Willi!, a ?<wr? I- Thl' tie? ,leo Hitchcock Mri Huenn Kurd. I. |) rumtninm P r.irtmiMR*, ?? W Ridley, W R Moodr, A Sml'h, V K KunT'Dr II Hnot. A * W? Alkinc n. wife nml two chtl dren. I Wllkltmnt^ II If Wtlkln*>n M White .1 H Naiftrl M VSSB K sst?w aAS?ia i?t