Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 28, 1857, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 28, 1857 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMBS GORDON BIHIKTT, editor am) proprietor. Ori lCB w. V. CORNEB Or FULTON AHI> NA83AC 8TS. %diunr XXn AMUSEMENTS THIS KVKNIMQ. BROADWAY THEATRE. Broadway? E?estbiab, ZOOLO GICAL A?D HirrODBAKATIC kNTtmilHIIMK MBI.O'8 O ABOKN, Broadway -Tic BT Bort Keats? La OOLBBB Ego BOWKKY TIIKATRK, Bowrry? KowrtliH, (J TUN A STIC Alt KuriAlTm Kitn-H. am Mat. Bbaobahckais. BCRTOHH THEATRE, Broidvtf. opponlie Bond ?treel? A Nioi Finn? Uuii Gum Trior? LiOk. WALLACE'S TIIKATRK, Broaiway? The Pooh IB Nit You. I.APR A KBKNR'B TIIKATRK, Broadway? Tbb COBSICAB Bbotbiu? Hablkooib Bbabd. ACADEMY Of MT8IC, Vourtroalb Brc#L-lTAUAi OrrsA ? 1 Poiuiajii? Aum>, Comckmtbu Pukes it Tialuim and Vievetebi-s. BARNTTM'H AMERICAN MUKKCM. Broadway? AlWnoon ? Ibim AuriAict ami Yakkbx Movant. Evening . Val ?BTIBB ABO OBtOI. WOOD'S BniLDINOB. 661 Bad DCS Broadway? Obobob ?exists A Wood'* Minitkbl?? Rooobbibh or Tuoba*. BOOKl.KY fi OPERA UOVUK. No. Bttt Broadway? Rtsio riAJi Mbu>diu ? Dowb ib Mimimippi. 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The content* of the Kuroj>ean edition of the Hiouu> will asmbme the news received by mail and telegraph at the ?Ace during the previous week and up to the hour of pub lication y\ The News. The steamship Northern Light arrived at this port last evening from Aspinwall, with the semi-monthly mail* from the Pacific, upward* of two millions in 1 treasure from San Francisco, and highly important I news from Central America, full detail* of which are g*tn in this morning's paper. On the 8tb inst. Commodore Paulding despatched a large force of seamen and marines to Purita Are na*. and Rummoned General Walker to mir render. The order was gracefully complied with. The entire filibuster force, amounting to one hundred and fifty men, laid down their arms. The officers and privates are now on their way to the United State* in the sloop-of-war Saratoga. Gen. Walker was released on parole, and arrived in this city in the Northern Light. Subsequent to these events, Col. Frank Anderson captured Fort Castillo and the river nt earners, which he held at last accounts. The conduct of Commodore Paulding in tnus promptly j demanding the surrender of Gen. Walker will create j surprise throughout the country. It is certain that j his instructions from the government must ' have differed widely from those given to Captain Chatard. of the Saratov, who *o quietly permitted the Fashion to land her freight at I^inta Arenas in broad daylight and ' without any attempt at secresy, The news of the defeat of the plans of the supporters of Walker j will doubtless arouse n storm of indignation at the South. The overthrow by the administration of the I well built scheme.- for au extension of our empire southward will throw the Kansas dispute altogether irto the shade, and will probably do m >re towards completing the disruption of the democratic party than all the compromises thst Douglas and Walker could concoct in a twelvemonth. The position of Gen. Walker is now that of a prisoner of State. His arrest involve** questi ons of momentous consequence, and we may look for stirring scenes in Congress upon its re assembling on the 4th proximo. The news from California is unimportant. Rain had fulien plentifully and mining operations were progressing satisfactorily. Commercial affaire, how ever, were very dull, and the money market was without animation. The interest on California t**ids will hereafter be paid in San Francisco instead of New York. The news from the South Pacific in interesting. Ui Chii?- the afiair of the seizure of the ship 8|?orts mati still remained unsettled. Thr Chilian Con Kres-i had authorized a loan of 17,000,000 to com plete the Valparaiso and Southern railroads. In Peru s difficulty had occurred in consequence of the authoritie- of Callao prohibiting foreign me< hanies from pursuing their occupations unless they swore allegiance to Pern. ii|>on doing whieh they were im mediately compelled to do military duty. The majority of the mechanic being Ameruan, they appealed U> Mr. Clay, our minister, but he had made little progress towards an adjustment. (Jen. Caa t Jio and a number of hi? fellow revolutionists had been lianisbed. It was supposed that Klias was fomenting a formidable revolutionary movement. Means hde. Vivanco ruled the roa?t. The Chincha Islands protectorate had expired by limitation, and a* tlx government wa* in want of funds guano could be had cheap for >tafa. Dr. Linares wag es tablished in the Presidency of Bolivia. We have news from Venezuela, dated at Caracas oo 30Uj of November. Trade was very dull , both in that city and Lagnayra. in consequence of some serious mercantile failures. The weather was fine. Is* there was ? great scarcity of laborers. Be nor M. de Bnceno had been commissioned as Minister Plenipo tentiary from Venezuela to the government of the I mw-d States, with power (special) to settle the Aves Island difficulty. A new treaty was about to be t&ade With France. I "resident Monagas had not jet signed the treaty recently concluded at Washing to?. Congress was to meet, nndcr the new constita- i tion. no fin* of February ne*t. We have news from Kingston. Jamaica, to the 11th ta^aot. The snhject of establishing a line of steam ers bet weeo Jamaica and the United States had been .referred to a i-per committee of the Legislature. Our correspondent ssy*:-?< During the last fort yii^h! the pri(N of ai l Am^hran hart con widerably declined The market, which for many weeks had been almost hart in consequence of the Cessation of shipments from the States, bccame sup ?l.ed by the cargoes of wrveral vessels, the greater number of which arrived in one day, and this fact Jisturally caused a heavy fall in the market value. ?.r?-at activity has prevailed, however, and the bulk c>f thi cargoes has changed hands. Heavy rains have prevented the bringing down of produce to markpt. ?nd there has been rery little done in consequence in this branch of trade." An interesting narrative of a visit of the British frigate Medusa to Japan, in September and October 7rhr, is given in our columns this morning. *1 he captain of the frigate experienced considerable difficulty in opening a communication with the .'tpancse oAcials. but he found a Yankee schooner at llakodadi bartering old Baskets for natlre pro duct.ons. Our Coaaul General at flimoda was aboot caning negotiations for s ratification of the treaty ?nth J?pa?. His residence there had been anything ?sit sgreesble. ' ^ 1 be value of foreign goods imported at the port of It st.m dur ng the week ending the 2:,th ftuUnt '?unted to 9.1W.M3, ? decrease of f - * com. I . <1 s '*li the M.rresp..-,.),. g J*r ? Iff new chspe! connected with t/ie Mulberry f'iui fcj **cpaj Uutfck now m cow* of erection at the corner of Twrnty-eecond street ?nd Fourth avenue wm dedicated to the sen ice of Ood ycHterday, with appropriate religious ccremonic*. Bishop Janes delivered a fervid discourse on tbc occasion. I The Persia's new* hod a tendency on Saturday t > unsettle and depress the cotton mirket. The sales in small loU embraced about 200 a 300 bales middling uplands, in some cases being quoted as low as UHc., but holdors go n orally naked prices above this figure. Prlcoa were irregular aal unsettled. The news had the effect of stiffening the mar ket for flour, which closed at an advance of about be. per bbt, with moderate sales. Wheat was quiet. B?youJ a sale of Canadian white, at $1 10, and of a small lot of Ten nessee red at 91 16, there was little doing. Corn was easier, with fair mies-of new yellow and white at 67c. a 5$HC- * 40c. liork soil to a fair extent at 916 62 V, for meae. Beef ?Old to the extent of about 200 bbls., within the range of previous rates. Sugara? The sales embraced about 200 hhds. Cuba, Porto Blco and Now Orleans at steady prices, and there was rather more do\ug in mo lasses, without change of moment io quotation The salos included 180 bbls. New Orleans, 240 do. Cuba muscovado, and 30 bbls. do. Coffee was quiet. Moderate freight eu gagements wore made, Including 10,000 biuhols of cam to Liverpool at 6 }?d. in bulk, and at Od. in bags, with flour at 2s. To Ix>udon tieree beef was taken at 4s fid., with bbls. and tierces of park at 3s. fid. a 6s., and 2,000 bbls. our were taken for U / braltar at 90. per bbl. The I'tih Expedition? Kfflrlencjr of the Arrangements. It will be seen from our correspondence pub lished yesterday that the expedition to Utah is getting along much better than the public has been led to suppose by the private accounts which have bceu published from time to time. On the 4th of November Col. Johnston, the commander, joined the army with two compa nies of infantry and a squadron of the Second dragoon*, in the vicinity of Fort Bridger, bringing Up with him all the supply and suttler trains that hod been in the rear. Ilis arrival had changed the face of matters completely, and the expedition confidently ex pected to push forward at once to Salt Lake City, there being nothing, in the estimation of our correspondent, who is with it, except the elements, that could stop it. When we take into consideration thai this army had marched more than one thousand miles over a country entirely barren of supplies, except a sparse growth of grass, without other accident than the stampeding of a few animals by Mormon scouts; and that now, when at Fort Bridger, within a hundred and thirteen miles of Salt Lake City, it was full of hope and conlidence, and desirous of proceeding at once through the defiles of the mountains, it will be evident that the preparations made for this march were most ample and complete. It was not to be ex pected that the amiy could reach its destination without losing a large portion of its animals, and so nearly using up the remainder as to render them unfit for a time for service. No march of a thousand miles could be accomplish ed without this result. Whether the expedition will winter at Fort Bridger or endeavor to push on through the de filed. is not known, and will probably depend more upon the state of the weather and the depth of the snow than from any previously supposed deficiency in its supplies. These have all been arranged under the same skilful di rection that organized the expedition to Mexico; and General Scott, the commander of the army, and General Jessup. who is at the head of the commissariat, arc well aware of the great importance of transportation in military movements. Much of our success in Mexico waa owing to the persistent course of Ueneral Jessup in sendiag forward continually from New Orleans to Vera Crux horses ?nd uiuW* to enable General Scott to move with celerity. The fact that the Utah expedition had marched a thousand miles without in terruption. and that their supply trains came up with it. filling the camp with alKiudance, and giving it the means of at once entering the valley if the snows do not prevent, prove that he ha* acted here in accordance with his usual forettighl aud energy. The last hundred miles, which n now to be passed by the expedition, is the most rugged and difficult of the whole route. a?d besides the danger of their being blocked up with snows, the passes may be defended by bodies of Mor mon troop* to delay the march. It was already known in the camp that the Mormons were pre paring to leave in the spring for SoDora. and the probability is that their wish is to delay the arrival of the expedition for a sufficient time to enable them to get a good start. Brlgham Young has no doubt a much better knowledge than any one else of the facilities of fered by the face of the country for such a movement, and even a winter migration would not be a new thing in Mormon experience. There i? an indicative fact in our correspon dent's letters, which is. that though parties of Mormons arc continually hovering around the expedition, they take care to keep beyond rifle range. Their presence eastw ard of the paw in the mountains shows that these were not yet blocked up with snow, although sufficient had fallen to protect the grass from fire. The au tumn in that region had been unusually mild and pleasant. The next advices will be awaited with great interest. Senator Dorntax tw Tows.- The honorable Senator from Illinois, Mr. Douglas", whose re cent political course and Senate speech*" sus taining it have attracted so much of public at tention and speculation hi* arrived inthiscity. During his stay he will doubtless receive the admiring grotulations of the republicans of all shades, inrlnding the mulatto*. Th-re is a gr >at deal of controver y and speculation In political circle* as to the J i eeent position of Mr. Douglas. It Is held by son e that he has joined the oppo sition; others deny that he has gone over to the enemy, and say that he has only taken up such a position as will secure his re-election to the Senate from the State of Illinois. It it further believed that the movement of Douglas and Walker will result in the breaking up of the ad ministration forces ? separating the democratic party North and Sooth, and preparing the way for the triumphant election of the republican candidate for the Presidency in IRfiO. This latter movement of Douglas given, then, the greatest satisfaction to the leaders and the journals of the black republican party. But while they are full of admiration for the posi tion which Mr. Douglas has assumed, and while It Is from them that he receives all the praise, they are very careful not to commit themselves too far; and for good reasons. There is a general opinion in political circles that the Northern candidate for the Presidency in 1N60 will be miccessful, provided the present anti slavery feeling can be kept op. The movement of Mr. Douglas tends to prolong that feeling; but the republican leader#? such men a* Senator Seward. Governor Banks, of Mama chusetts, and even Colonel Fremont? are not Willing that their party should be d.-moralii-d by taking up all the ideas of Mr Douglas, or that he should be placed l>efore them in the field. Tbey, therefore, accept what aid he give* ; but be must be content with a place in the rank* ftud cannot expect to be the candi date for the Presidency. We understand that some great demoostra tiou is being prepared for Senator Douglas 1 during his stay here. It is gotten up, ofcourse, j cbiefij by the republicans, aided by a few demo- 1 eratic sympathizers. The Proposed Inratlon of Uu Paik by the Post OJIIcc? Reasons Wlqr It Should be lUilltcd. Although the tabling of the resolutions in the Board of Aldermen for the Mile of the pro posed Poet Office site in the Pftrk has tempo rarily postponed the ratification of that Esau like bargain, the public must not be thrown off their guard by it. The present Board, it is true, goes out of office next week, but renewed [ effort" will be made to hare the sale confirmed before their term expires, and there is no know ing what influences may be brought to bear upon the majority in the meanwhile. There are interests at work in this matter which will bpare neither npaey nor pains to carry the mea sure through, and it is therefore important that no time should be lost in securing a strong and immediate expression of public opinion upon the subject. In order that there may be no misapprehen sion as to the importance of the considerations involved in this question, let us just state what they are. In the first place, we are asked to give up to the Post Office Department one of the few green spots ? oases in the midst of a brick wilderness ? left to us at this end of the city. Constituting, as it does, one of the lungs of our population, and forming also one of the great centre! of traffic, it is obvious that every thing that tends to encumber and choke it up must have an injurious influence not merely on the public health, but I on the public convecience. Instead of placing additional buildings in the Park, the experience of all large communities teaches us that we nhould endeavor, if possible, to increase its area ; and that, c?stly as it would be, it would be even expedient, as regardR the future, to re move the edifices that are already upon it. The value of centres of ventilation like this, in a crowded city, is too clearly demonstrated to admit of contradiction, even from the most ardent advocates of the proposed site. Subor dinating, however, these Banitary considera tions to the question of general convenience, how docs this schemc recommend itself? Ad mitting, for argument sake, that the site would be a central one, has it never, we will ask' struck its partizans that it may be too much so. and that the embarrassments to which it would lead might soon render it a nuisance? Situated at the point of convergence between two of the greatest thoroughfares of the city? the throat, an it were, of Broadway and of the Bowery ? and which is already too narrow for (he immense truftic that pours through it. what will H te when to thia accum.lation of f vehicle ' and passengers are added the crowd, mat the Po* Office necessarily will attract . It fa, evident that it Bust bring the whole living stream that pour* ilong these channels to a dead lock, and occasion accidents Enumerable. As to females approving the I osi Office from either Park row or Broadway, unions at the imminent risk of their lives, there c-t course can l>e no chance whatever. There is another question which has been lost I fight of in (he discussion of this matt*, which it seems to us should have been the flrrt taken I ^rirr Ia tb? 8iu,ati?n adapted to the internal uetesrities of Lie Post Office. We arc satined that it fa, no;. In a jmblic department like this, where economy of thZ imp?rUnc?' U ? ^ontial that all the offices should be on the ground floor .afCndinf. descending of stairs occa sion delays, which are. to say the least of them desirable to be avoided. This conrifcration has been carefully consulted in the construction of all the great central Port Offices abroad, as for instance, in those of London. Paris, Berlin and Vienna. The ground covered by all these buildings 0f wide extent, whi* their e f ration is low. Now, the site pro posal to be allocate,! to our new Poit Office forms a cone, thr base of which is not half wide tirUPPl7 ,h" "puc# r'*<lu'*"od for^uoh an edifice. The building must either be made to front on Broadway or on Park row, to comply with the condition just specified, and even then the area would not be large enough for the purpose. It should be recollected, besides, that in the construction of a new Port* Office for our nty. provision must be made for a quadranira lar court in its Interior, to serve for the reception of the mail carts. It is obvious that it would W ither be convenient nor safe for them to load m Broadway, and as soon as a general citypost comes into operation the necessity of such an arrangement will be at once felt. Since the plans of the proposed rite have been before th" department in Washington, an Ration has been made in them, the advan tage of which we do not very clearly perceive. Th<j>riginal proposition was. it will be reraem bmd. to run a thoroughfare through the Park a straight line from Park place to Beekman street, and to appropriate to the Post Office all the ground south of this line. Under the pur chase deed, as it now stands, this new street T? "UDtia? dircctlon n?'th ward, directly connecting Park place and street. The effect 0f Jf* DOt #D,y 10 CUt "P ttnd *"%ure ? m , T1?. remaln ?f the P*rk- but also to "J"1, 0-1 ??r" "i,<? ? ^?rp angle, which wrtld be of no use, nnless the building were .to be made to run obliquely from Broadway to wards the Bowery, which is not possible It will be seen from these facts that in no possible w?y could the new Post Office be rendered ther convenient or ornamental on the pro po^d "ite but that, on the contrary, it must be come, in the course of time, a source of the greatest embarrassment and difficulty to the traffic of our principal thoroughfares. Under such circumstances, we feel that we are justified In calling upon the citizens of New i ork to unke in a strenuous and immediate ef fort to arrest all further action In this matter The Legislature, when Itpasnnd the bill author ising the erection of a Port Office on the Park, allocated to it a position fronting on Chambers street, which would have met some of the ob jections just urged. To authorize the sale of the site selected by the LegMatnre, a second application will, we are aware, be necewary; Nit it is not our object merely to defeat this. We take the higher ground that any conversion of the Park to I Hiding purport* is opp?ned to the spirit of all previous legislation, to thn re qnlrements of the public health and comfort, and to the sentiments of the public generally If as we believe, throo vi*>w? are eerrr^t. a mow meeting of the citieens should be at once called, to enforce then upon the Corporation and the department at Washington. Let there be a gene ral rally, then, gainst this foolish scheme. The public voice only requires to make itself ener getically heard to defeat the intrigues and ef forts of its promoters. Another Revolution in Mexico.? -We learn by telegraph from New Orleans that another revolution has broken out iu Mexico, for the purpose of overthrowing the dictatorship of Comonfort, and reinstating Congress and the late constitution. The centre of this revolution must have been in the capital itself, as the first pronunciamiento occurred at Tacubayo, only a few miles distant; but the fact that it was fol lowed by a similar movement at Vera Cruz is indicative of a speedy change of government. This important seaport is one of the chief sources of revenue to the federal authority, and its loss is an evidence of great weakness. So far as we can judge of the objects of the revolu tion from the short despatch received, it would seem that the party making it is the so-called Liberals, who are violently opposed to Santa Anna, and who have sometime sincc seceded from Comonfort because he would not go far enough nor fast enough for them in his measures against the church and other radical reforms. It would not be at all surprising, however, if this movement resulted in the return of Santa Anna to power, for there is no leader in Mexico of sufficient influence to unite the country i against him. THE LATEST NEWS. Interesting from Washington. THE AFRICAN SLAVS TKADK ? THK NEW YORK AP POINTMENTS, ETC., ETC. Washington, Dec. 27, 1867. Fvery mail that arrives brings additional intelligence of the alarming increase of tne African slave trade. The I*reeident Is determined if possible to put a stop to it. Movement* are now making to increase the naval force on the African station, and to send more efficient vessels to cruise in those waters. Letters received by the Uut steamer state that the English government are moving in the samo direction, and will cooperate with our govern ment in any manner it may suggest to prevent this inhu man traffic. A despatch to the government from the South coast of Africa, dated October 19, 1857, says:? "The slave trade is assuming a new aspect. The French government has gone boldly into it, and the British squadron are ordered not to verify the colors of a French vessel, whether legal trader or not. American ships, on the contrary, are searched, 6eized and confiscated, in a manner violative of our doctrinc of the right of search." The subject has been laid before^the Cabinet. The State detriment is informed by telegraph that the schooner Susan, lying at Mobile, with a cargo of provi sions on board, consigned to Humphreys & Co. , at Gray town, has been refused ber clearance papers. This briiig* up practically the question bow far government can interfere with legitimate commerce in order to starve out Gen. Walker and bis men. Mr. Webster, in his cele I) rated letter in reply to Bocanegra, denied the power of this government to prevent emigration into Texas, or to stop commerce even in articles contraband of war. Let us bear from Gen. Cass. I learn this evening that George N Sanders, taking the advice of bis friends, will resign. He is afraid he would not pass tbe ordeal of the Senate. It is said the President did not Intend to send his name to tbe Senate. It is extremely doubtful whether any of the New York appointment*, except Collector Schell, will be seat to the Senate for some timo. Auctioneer McGuire, who has had the Senate binding for years, has at last been defeated. John I'eUibone, of this city, is the successful man. Wendell has got the House binding, worth almost as much as the House printing. John Oakford .Chief Clerk In the Post Office Department, baa resigned, and Mr. Poindentcr, of Tcnnosaes , takns his place. Dljutcr to the BHg tioldrn An*. Raltwoki, Dec. 27, X9S7. 13m ?chooser Reindeer, at St. Thomas, from tbUi port, report* having fallen in with on the 21st of Noi ember, in latitude 28:26, longitude 64 'i3, the brig Golden Age, ot Halifax; took from her one nan named J. Nk tenon, who bad been on the wreck twelve days Vl re at Marl?. Ala. Acorwr*, Ra , Dec 27, 1857. The Selma (Ala.) paper* announce a d<*iructive tire in the town of Mar km. Aa entire block, includiug tho Kerry tiouee, printing and law office*, drug, book, and mer chant*' stores, waa contuaed. The Ion waa atated ? *50,000. Market*. Moan m, Ik*. 20, 1857. The aalea of couoa to-day were 4,uo0 bales, at price* Sc. lower alnoe the rtccpticm of Uic 1'eraia'a advioe*. Sales of the week, 10,000 bales. Receipts o the week, 28,000 bales, agamet 37 ,00D in the name week oi last year. Stork, too, 000 bate* Decreased receipts at this port. 77,000 bales. Savannah, Dec 24, 1857. The tales of cotton to day were 660 bales, at 85<c. a 10c.

Prices hare declined >?c. Mince the reception of the I'er a la's account*. Awrni, Dec 20, 1867. Our cotton market has been quiet, with a declining ten dency to day Mwlcal and Dramatic Matters. The week, although one of holiday, ban only been a fair one for the theatres, and, with the cxccptioo of Krl day, not a very brilliant one for the Academy. Tbe pro* pecta for this week are better. At the Academy, "Robert le I liable waa givoc on Monday and Wednesday,4' Norma'' (mabiuc) on 1 relay, ??The Messiah ' (oratorio) on Friday evening, an ! ? Martha'' on Saturday. This week Mr. Tliaiberg will play on the opera nights, .being bur farewell appearance* here Many amateurs, young lad.<-i especially, will take tbic last opportunity to bear the great pianist. The opera for to night la the '?I'uritani,'' with la Orange, Formes, labocettaand G??r ?r? an ad mirable diatribiition. Messrs. Thai berg and Vteuxtcmps will play between tbe acts. A more excellent musical en tertainment could hardly l>e given. A grand farewell testimonial to Mr Tbalberg h announced for Saturday evening next. We hear that Mme. < aradori, who made a highly sue cessful 4fbut in oratorio on Friday, will shortly ? ng m the German opera "Fldelk) " Mocart s Requi.m is announced to be given at the Academy by all the art sk sad tbe ssasoD will be wound ap with Jrfai. At tbe theatres the anneuncemeuiv>r the we*k are quite Interacting. At the Broadway theatre, where Mr Van Am burgh's troupe are doing a great business, certain new features are announced appropriate to (be holidays. The enter tainment offered at this boune la exceedingly popular with everybody, and quite enchanting to Young America. Tbe bills announce performances for every evening, and extra afternoon entertainments on Wednesday, Friday an. I Saturday. At Buruw/s Theatre. Mr. Mathews baa gtven us his "Great Oun Trick," ? clever satire upon "Professor" An derson Mr Mathews does all the sletgbt of hand busi ness with more grace than his Illustrious example Tbe "Great Una Trick" to night, with "A Nice Firm," (Bur ton, Brougham and Mathews) and "The Irish lion" for Brougham. "Ixmdon Assurance" on Tuesday, and Brougham '? "Columbus" on Wednesday At laurn Keene's the chief attraction at present Is the new pantomime, "Harlequin Bluebeard," which Is gotten up In the I-oridon style, and was received with much favor on Christmas night. It Is a localised version of Harlequin Ruebeard, by J M. Morton, and tbe local part of the piece seemed rather stupid For the rest them are some pretty scenes by Mr Uett and Mr. Almy, a very large number of Jokes of a diversified character, and some pretty figurant'/. Misses Bishop and lang being i quite captivating. The pantomime is in the bills for to night with "Tbe Onrsx-an Brothers. " Kxtra performances here on New Year's afternoon and Saturday. At Nlblo's Garden they bare a new and beautiful Christmas piece, "The Golden Kgg," which is in the bills for this evening, with the ballet "Rose de Mai," by Rolls, and other capital things. Mile. 7anfretta Rives a new on the tight rope. Ritra performance here on Saturday after neon. At Wallnrk's Theatre "The Poor of New York" still keeps its place In tha"bills. It is up for this evening, and will, we presume, he pM^ed throughout the week. At tbe Bowery Theatre Hands, Nathans k Oo.'s eqnes Irian troupe enters upon its sixth week, and an excellent Mil Is announced. At Barnua i Museum thf y have produced a new vsrttou of "Yalcntlae ud Orson" with great wwi, It will be pl?jrpd tomghl sad erery m*ia|lkii week. The colored opera booses, Wood *11, Bur tiny 'a and Bry ants', all offer entertainments appropriate to the season, ana extrn performances on New Year's day. Mrs. Krauoes Anne Kemble gtren her last reading, "Antony and Cleopatra," this ?alternoon at IX o'clock. This reading closes the course, which we are glad to know has been entirely successful. Mr. Eisfeld gives the first of his classical soirees for the season, at Dod worth's rooms pn Tuesday. The quartette party will be assisted by Mme. Graever Johnson and Miss II. Behrcnd. * Strangers in the city will not (ail to remember the art galleries, which are unusually good at this time. They include the Belmont collection in Tenth street, Academy rooms, the French exhibition, 407 Broadway, and the Dusseldorf gallery, with Powers' Greek Slave at 648 Broadway. They are all excellent. Appropriate to the weather is the Panorama of the Kane Expedition at 606 Broadway. It Is executed with admirable attention to the details of frigidity. Sermon by Rtr. Mr. Iblloeh, of The announcement that the Rev. 1mm S. Kalloch, pas tor of the Tremont Temple, Boston, would preach yester aiy at the Norfolk street Baptist church In this city, (Dr. Armilago's,) drew a very large congregation to that edi fico to see and hear a dlergy man who has obtained ao little celcbrity within the past year an being the subject of a criminal charge, as well as the theme of much public dig-' cusaiim, under circumstances of ti peculiar if not an unu sual nature. It will bo romomberod that Mr. g?"oeh WM tried last April, in Boston, aud acquitted by the Jury, for a grave crime, which tho dccalogue condemns, and which the laws of the pious State of Massachusetts make a felony and punishable by confinement in the State prison. This beiug the first visit of the reverend gentleman to New \ ork since that event, much curiosity was naturally evinced yesterday to see him and hear the Gospel from his lips. Consequently, the assemblage at the w-ptint church in Norfolk street in the forenoon of yesterday was quite large. The majority of the congregation was com posed of ladies and young men, though not a few gentle men advanced in life were present. Mr. Kalloch is a very fine looking young man, tall of stature and withal sinewy, and of attractive presence. He has a high Norman head; lofty, smooth forehead; unexcep tionable whiskers and beard of light brown color, und hair of a darker tint, which curls somewhat over his con spicuous front Ilia manner is calm and his gestures rather graceful; but his voice has a disagreeable drawl occasionally ? particularly in reading-which docs not un prove his elocution. He preached yesterday without ma nuacrlpt or note*, and seemed to speak extsmpnr, ., though his language was studied and elegant His general ap pearance and bearing are modest (for a martyr), but still no one, we tlnnk, can fail to discover a lair proportion or pluck in his constitution. It shines out both through the matter and manner of bis discourse. Alter the usual forms of workup tor the Sabbath were concluded, Mr. Kalloch proceeded to deliver his sermon and was listened to with marked attention throughout ' The test was token from the 76th psalm, 10th verse Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee. " Thi- said the preacher, strikes us as a strange declaration. It did not surprise us to know that unfallen seraphs round his throne praise God everlastingly. Tnc vuton of the exile John at I atmoft was not surprising, though ue saw a great company , which no eye could number, gathered from all races and kingdoms, praising God without ceasing. It U fitting that they whose souls were delivered from tribula uon and whoso robea had boon washed and made white by His death, should praise Him. It was not strange that all the works of God should praise Illm; tliat the sun should shroud lis majesty at every eve before Him and the stars twinkle at His glance, aud shrink into darkness at 111* frown. Neither was it strange that oven the lesser works of <;od? the flower as it drinks ita cup of dew the bird when it hails the gonial dawning of spring, should pay Him their tribute of pra ?e. It was meet that we should have gathered here for the same purpose that on this day songs of thankful praise should go up to Heaven from all classes and sects of Christians. But that 14 the w rath of man should praise Him" bad a sound of strange ness i in it. That not only should the prayer of the piou-i but the wickedness of the bad should give Him praise that even acts of vile men for vile purposes should be made to contribute to His glory, was mysterious. *et, that every public act, nay, every eddy in the current of private life was under His control or overruled by His wisdom, was as true as the government of God That government was formed on it. and it must stand or fall with it. Accepting that doctrine, we must admit all its consequences. Never was there a calamity , however deadly, however damnable, that will not be in the end overruled by the providence of God. It wa<< true what the poet said, -'Whatever la, ia right;" and though the doctrine contained in that line had been the cause oi much grpy.y u,e *mwth <* many heresies, if properly con sidered it was correct and uodeoiable If be Bi?ht de Cue the KOvernmeut of God in the language we aonlv to our world!) would aay that list was a twofold law? th* of order and of admission. stance he commanded us to worship him, but be allowed us to sin. Though he sent his Son into the world to die for us, and permitted him to suffer cruel agonies and death he did pot command Itlate to condemn, Judas to betrav or the Jews to crucify him Out of tlielr own w.rkedae* they basely did these things, but fheir couduct was over ruled by God for (be perfect? of .me of the grandest blesamgs of humanity. And here waa an example of God s almighty sovereignty and man a unlettered agency W h"? ,h" ??**? were condemning the Saviour, when thev ?*"??" man and not Barrabbas, ? when they hurried bim to the mount of sacrifice, when thev rolled grant stones win-t the sepulchre exulting in the idea ml. d7, J"" .%nd ?? Principles forever, ***7 think that thejr were but instrument* in carrying out a plan which was to bleu* and save throughout all time, until the last penitent sinner was bought into the fold They meant it for evil, but <Jod meant it for good, and let us all give thanks tor the overruling jwovidence of God, whsh outof the darken enme of man brought the brightest blessing to man. I.ook at the history of Joeeph He waa hated by his brothers, and sold by them into captivity lie la brought into Kgypt, into the house I'otiphar lie Is at cuaed unjustly of crime and cast Into prison Uy a succession of what the world call* accidents, Joseph was released iron prison-was the interpreter ofhis dream to I haroah, and subsequently the prime minister of hie kingdom, and the author.* the wisest audition on the great bread question for years to come Was not this an example to us to trust in God under the greatest fn ih^hi . ,hmt th,'r'' n" accident inrh ^ Joseph ; there waa or could be no *uch thing as an arcident in the revolution* of a thousand ages. Oh, no ; ?? man propone, but God dispones and MS? are Uke Mount Ston? they Ul* 0flK,,h "f Genesis alone, aZ f '' T' lhcre !" 'DOU*1' *> I've us confidence in the overruling providence of God. and we may be i.Tll i w'"1' ,h? most gnevous misfortunes, if u.'t of m.n hi ??"> true men .?ut of the wicked r>. L . . i ^ ' r?m* The enemies of the 2T!? w . oh" ">K> prison for (teaching the we 'm>?if St UiT *** b<kd tbey not done *o f ii * ^ i be Pilgrim's lYoprest. And of T. _ . . ' ' ?ing would we not have been deprived? The life and career of Luther a won Jarful il ."wM0 ^ h" ,b?m' 'J"1 t"t WhrB ^ w%* "" hw to worm-, the people u? h?xi. "If you go there you will Ir?chf. ? replied-' If thev build a Ore that -diall r arh Irom Worms to Wirteml.urg I will go through It " y"10*" ** ' denial from his journey met him at every point yet he was firm, and when insight of the rity, and ?a? the t>? to* last time not to enter, he said, "Tell your master that it there were as nmny devila in her streets aa tiles upon her bouse* I w?uM enter Warms. " Aud he did enter. .\nd ? ben be ,h' K"c40r wul the "bole power ,rf the l*apscy he did rot retreat, but acknowledged^ that the hive" .hi V T LV i d? n?H hing but what I ? Ji! . '' "" Peraecuttoo only gave him strength t0 per?ever< Tl ??preacher then cited the c*m<m ^ 'ulnPlM whom the wickedness of men avai.ed not against the providence of .1^ T?'ur**ae another .oatonce m that of Wm Otrey, the ? hoe maker, the Pvangelwer of India Sidney Smith endeavored to write him down, and even oondesoended to u? t?rC.0f,be 1??" to gave bim a crush ? intended to annihilate bim with the eOect Of moNen lead poured from a lofty tower, by calling *?? "a royseratod sobbtor." Yet uatlona shall Ilea, the name of Wm. tlarey when Sidney Smith Is forgotten, or only remombere.1 as an exemple at perverted genius or mistaken vocation But it was unnecessary to multiply examples Let us be thankful that the vilest crimes mv.n mmr m*'1* ,hp inairuments of God to work out blessings. But there were two words to be said in connection with thta subject A word of warning and a word of anccaragement. There were some men who were notable to distinguish between God's prescience and hia precepts. Tbey were disposed t# think themselvaa mero machines in the handa of Uod, without fret will and with out responsibility. This was a dangerous error. We must not conflict 'rod's commands with his purposes Itaa he ever commanded ua to do wrong f to do an injury to our neighbor ? to bear false witness against a friend f Men must make thta distinction? that Itto their duty to do what God commands, but not to question his purposes. He did not profess to understand , no man ooul.l comprehend the ways of <tod They were mysterious and unfathoma ble. It Is sufficient that we know what the ends and re sults are just as when we ox tend a chain acroaa a river we see both ends of it on the banks, but that wt that lies beneath the waters we do not see, yet we know that it is assuredly there It was jsst as insignificant In us to pro nounce upon the machinery by which (tod worked out bis wonderful purpise* as It would be In some minute Insect who might chance to enter this building to pronounce upon the harmony of its architecture. There were words of encouragement In bis text, too. Who has been on board of a veseel in a storm, and while below listened to the wild lamcntaltona of tho terrified and deapatrtng. then went on deckr Behold what confidence Is inspired by the calm face of the seaman who holds the helm, and whose experience can control the tempest And how infinitely holler the confidence the Christian feels when he knows that God holds the helm' Tho preacher related the ?torr of the captain's wife who waa astounded at her bnsband's calmness In the storm, and when he put a knife to her heart and asked her if she was not afraid, said no, for she knew it w?a her husband's hand that held the hilt, and he answered, It wae the haad of her God whlrh controlled the ?tc*m Then ? continued the preacher ? child of God, pray to him and trust in him. If it wan necessary for your welfkre God would come down from heaven to help you, and the world should behold his coming. He would cms down even now as h?^|d before. This I, at least, dare believe There are deep mysteries around your lives and round mine? mysteries which I do not pretend to understand bnt I know that Ood is guiding the storm, and in every ? I saster In every misfortune, no matter how dark and hard to bsnr, he is pouring over all a flood of wondrous glory AIRIYAL Of TIB NOBTHXM LIGHT. TWO WEEKS LATER FROM CALIFORNIA] imaiTAL or fin n tuawu. IMPORTANT TO HOLDERS OF CALIFORNIA BONOS. Howi from Control America, the South PaoULeJ ?nd tho Sandwich Inland*. STATE OF THB MARKETS. MARRIAGES. BIRTHS AND DEATHS .| *?* Aen Ac. The United States mail steamship Northern Light, K L. I Tinklepaugh, commanding, left Aspinwall December 19,1 with the usual semi monthly mails from California, Ac.,| 364 passengers, and over two millions of dollars in trea sure, and arrived at her dock at about ten o'clock la*| evening. The Pacific Mali Steamship Cq's steamer Golden Age, I J. T. Watkins, commander, arrived at l*anama during the| night of tho 18th, with the California mails, 360 gera, and specie aa follows New York 81.W5.310 26 England 469,360 31 New Orleans 12,000 00 Panama 10,600 00 Total 92,478,230 6T The United States mall steamship Granada, .Capt. GuMa vub Harrison, loft Aspinwall with 130 pa.sseugers and the New Orleans mails and specie, at 11:80 A. M. of the lMfa *hstant. Died on board the^Northern Light, Dec. 26, George On born, aged 66 years, seaman from the United States fri- 1 gate Wabash, of disease of the liver. The steamer Fashion, Capt Caughlin, Hailed from Aspin- | wall for Mobile on the evening of the 14th inst The United StAte* sloop-of war Decatur tu still lying at Panama. All well. H. B. M steam frigate Brunswick was at Aspinwall. The Northern Light has encountered a series of ter rifle gales on her homeward passage. The following is a list of the TKKAST'RK run HTKAHXVIP NORTHKRN MOOT. K. Hchulz $6,000 E. K. Secomb 4,?7T J. Durand & Co 4.600 Turner Bros 4,40# G. G. Hobuon 4,109 A. E Tilton 4,000 Jan*on, Bond A Co... 4,000 r. Probst A Co 3, MM l*reatun A Merrill.. .. 3,120 Butcher and Bro 3,000 D. P. Rhoades 3,000 H. K. Cummings 3,000 Wm. Schumacher.... 3,000 Mrs. L W. Goodwin.. 2,860 H. Whit well 2,600 H. Harris & Co 2,600 H. EGiffln 2,400 J. T. A W. H. Daley.. 2,136 M. CbrUtal 2,040 M. WJMatthewson. . . 2,000 .Samuel llanna 2,000 Magoun A Son 1,000 F. I -eland 1,000 John Jones 1,400 Order 180,470 80,000 73,738 43.C80 46,000 46,000 28,000 25,178 26,000 20,000 Write, Fargo A Co. .*612,000 Howl 'd A Asp' wall. 146,026 Am. Ex. Bank 02,000 ? Kelly A Co H5,t?70 HcgeACo 85.060 Jan. Patrick 86,000 August Belmont... Freeman ?t Co. Ex.. A. A. Ijow A Bro. . . W. T. Coleman A Co. W. Seligman A Co.. Peter Naylor J no. McCahill 26,721 Dew itt , Kittle A Co. 26,053 Ross , Falconer A Go. Flint, PeabodyAOo. Gold* lone, F. A Co. Scbolle Bro 20,000 3. B. Weir 10.000 Baker A Morrill. . .. Tread well A Co Clark A Wilbur.... Jewell, H'on A Co.. Conroy A O'Connor. R. Meader A Adams Jco. B. NYwtonACo. J. H. Buntiing K. A J. Roseufeld.. Wm. H. Davldge. . . SchuchardtAG 'hard E. C. Singl. terry . . . C. W. Crosby 10.000 Renard A Co 10,000 T. Einut" in A Bro.. Duncan S'msn A Co. J. B. Dickinson... IK, (XX) 17, (XX) 16,000 16,000 14.030 14.000 14,000 13,000 13,000 11,600 10,600 10.000 10,000 W,000 7,020 Barreda Bro 7,000 ~ ' 7,000 7,000 e,?77 6,000 6,000 ?1,906,319 ituim xanwwAix J. F. Joy 110,447 Luuburgh A Bro.. . 0,028 Everett A Brown.. . 1,309 A Hon igman 1,000 Patrullo Echevaiia. . 014 David Hoadley : 840 W. H. Davldge. George A Bro Culbert A > inlay .... F. Thierot Goo. B. Ripley A Co. D. T. I .an man Mrs J. Duke 833 760 721 700 644 240 200 Frank llakor... Bawetl, Bacon AOo. Sanderson Bro.ACo. J. G. 1'arker A Son. Thos. J. Hand A Co. 92,020,637 Purser Bullay, of the Northern light, and WeUs, Fargo A Co. 's express will please accept our thanks for ths prompt delivery of our packages. Summary of Um New*. fFrom the San Francisco itulletin, I ><?<- 6 ] The last fortnight has boon Tree trom any extraordinary event We have been rlsttod by sotne heavy and huh. able ramp, wbicb fell opportunely i, .it, for farmers and miner*. Hu*mes* in thi* city i* generally considered '?looking up." A healthy tone pervade* all classes, and It la doubtt ul If tber? la another city In tbe L'nion, whoa* people at this criats stand *o tirmiy w do Uioae of nu Francisco Tbe laM steamer frcan tbe K?ist brought a very largo Dumber of paaaengera, and It 1* the general impres hk)i here tbat a large audition to our popuLatmn will ba made during the nest twelve manth* On the night of tbe "JOth of November, a Are occurred in 8an Fraiicieco. on Clay street, between Drumm aad but street*. Three buildmgs, all wuotl, were ooujuued, va iled at >5,000. An ordinance wu introduced in the Board of Sapor rt ?ara, on tbe aotb of November to supprees the sale of ob scene book*, paper*, print*, hr Our people have bees much trouble! of late with thui infamous traffic Judge Oooo. our Police Maturate, has decided tha ua der our statutes there is do law to prohibit women from d reusing in male attire. Thi* decision ha* gives great Satisfaction to ladies wbo daaire to "wear the breeches " At an election by the Board of I legale* of the tia a Francisco fire I department, JOth November, F. 8. Mabo ney waa re -elected l're*idcut ,>f that body, and McKibbaa and K. L. Millivan Trustees of the Chariuble Fund. On the night of the 'Jlst, a (Ire broke out in the machine nress room of Hlakc & MofflU, on merchant street, near Montgomery, and for a while a large amount of property waa In great peril The effort* of the firemen, however, succeeded id MMMM Home*. I.ittle doubt I* enter MM M th*t Ik* lire wa* the wo k of an Incendiary. By the cenaus Just completed, It appear* that there are In tbe city of Han Francisco, 0,024 children, being 2 4WH boys and 2, b"2 girl* of the whites, and 114 colored chil dren. There are here 2ft6 orphans Of these children, 7, Ml are de*4 rllted as being of the United Htites. 6.13 of Knulaud. UK of Ireland, 146 of 1'rance. :W2 of Qermaar; 141 of Mexico and South America, 11 from Italy, and IS from China The annual examination of the public school* in this city commenced oo the IRth November , and resulted id show mg that our educational institution* are io a high state of u>efulne*s and efficiency. on tbe ltfth November, J May, a merchant of thi* city, wa* robbed of $ft,000 In monev by a clerk in hi* employ iiamed Moees Clau*, mnisted by a confederate named W. Clemera* Handrouk. Thee* men, after long and clone search lug. were arrested, confessed the robbery, aad gave up the money It having been held by some of the court* in the ti ters* of tbe Mate that the act of the last sea* ion of the legislature of this .Sate prohibiting ?' banking gamos " repealed the ex Ming law* against gambling, and that "rondo " not being a 'banking game" wa* not pre I i. q' * number of "rondo" gambling house* war* opened in this cltv, and this vic? wa* publicly carried on to a disgraceful extent. Oar l*olie* Judge Onon, how ever, think* differently from bis interior brethren on the bencD, and ha* decided that " rondo'' I* illegal, aad fined <?c party, R. A. Potter, $100 for conducting thi* game TTie case will be earned to the Supreme Court. To tha meantime, " rondo " is dead in Han Francisco Thursday, 2Ath November, waa observed throughout the Male, by executive reoommendatiiiD, a* a day of lliankagiving. In Han Francisco business waa generally suspended Public worship waa held in moat of our churohe*. where appropriate sermon* were delivered. Tlie usual feaating was not forgotten On the 37th November, the bank ng bouse of Joseph C. I'almer, tbe financial focu* of the great "thieve*' league" of California, wa* cloaed by attachment* suod out bf Mr. P. TNirney and M. G. Reed, for BMW together Read waa a bookkeeper of Palmer's, and Turney Is *uppo"?d lo ba the agent of T A. I.ynch A great amount of property which of right belongs to I'almer . ha* been vmveyed, it la believed fraudulently, lo F/lw. Field, his father in-law, and lo others. An effort will be made lo rip up these con veyancea I'almer is the surety which the Mate baa against loas from the robberies and short amounts of *? Treasurer Hates This failure la doubtless a part of tha scheme lo rob the public Owing to the commencement of same litigation between tha city of Han Kraaetaoo and tbe Board of Funded Dobt Commissioners, It ha* been determined for the present In pay the interest on the Han Francsioo bond* at the office of the City Treasurer here, Instead of sending the money I* New York, aa heretofore, for thi* purpose. Persons at the Vast holding San Francisco bonds had l>esl pay attea lion to this tact, and send thuir coupons here for collec tion In due time. Some laborers boring an arteaian well in the yard of tha U. 8. Marine ll.epital.ln ihiseity, when the auger had pea*. Irsted to a depth of nl feet, struck an auriferous strstuns which wsa found to be pretty rich in the precious metal. Home dirt brought up by the auger wa* washed out aad found to contain about ten oenle worth of gold. Tbe oewt Of this discovery caused some talk In this city. Judge Hager, of the Fourth District Court, has made a decree in the Adams Jk On caae, ordering that fifty thou saDd dollars Id the hands of the Receiver be dig. tributed among the creditors, and that the Receiver proceed at once to nettle np the estate by pmsectuag pending suits to Judgment, and by collecting and sellii^ st auction all the bill* receivable, note*, *c belonging to Adams A llo This decree ha* been appealed from by tha first attaching creditors The French frigate la Perseversnte is still lying In our harbor Hhe Is lo sail for South America about the 6th of December. The corner atone of a hospital lo be built by the French Dm ? volent Society wss laid on the 33d of November Ad miral Uignol and Consul Oaulier assisted at the ceremo nies The death of Consul Dillon wa* heard with much regret l>y our French population Consul Dillon leaves many friraris in this rity A grand requiem and mass will ba Jverfumied for the repnee of his soul, at the Cathedral in Uns i it v to day. The United Mates circuit Court has decided that the steamers (Vrtee, Brother Jonathan, Pacific and Unrle Ham lietong lo Cornelius Vssderbl't Harrison baa appealed to Ihe I'nited Mates Hup', ,ne ' to ;rt In thestrlcal matt irs we bare not much lo record. Tha djsm* Id tfclifom* m at -Utier s |,.w ebi> just now For Ihe past forjnlgbt, Miss Annette Inre ha* been playing at M*gutr*'a Opera Hon** to only tolerable house* A Mr