Newspaper of The New York Herald, 27 Şubat 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 27 Şubat 1861 Page 4
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Tbo l .i'nopKA.N &mo* ok ttik Herald will be published at t en o'clock to the morning. S?ugl.> copies, In wrap |wt?, six cent*. The conteulu of the Ecrottax fimoji of tux v .:! combine the news received by mail and twlegraph at th, olUce during the previous week, and up to '.he hour of publication. _ _ The K?wit. The Conference Committee of the two houses of Congress on tho Senate's umendtnents to the Tariff bill, levying a duly on tea and coffee, have agreed to recommend that the Senate reccdo from their position. The committee will make their report to-day, and 93 the tea and coffee 1 ax is the only ? point between the two branches, the report will no doubt be accepted, and thus the bill be pasFed, afid sent to the President for his signature. The bill complete is published in to day's paper, and its great importance will injure its attentive perusal. Our Washington despatches annonnoo that Mr. Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, will go into Mr. Lincoln's Cubinct a* Secretary of the Trea sury. The stiuggle between the conservative and radical section.- of the republican party in Washington in increasing in intensify and bitter ness, a* onr reports from the capital this morn ing abundantly prove. The l'eace Conference at Washington has. after three weeks' labor, accomplished nothing?a result generally anticipated. The Conference yesterday voted upon the lirst section of the adjustment, aud defeated it by a vote of 12 to 8. The vote was subsequently reconsidered, in the hope that some plan may yet be proposed upon which a majority may unite. It is the general belief, how ever, that the Conference will not bo able to do anything towards a settlement of the existing troubles of tho country. In Congress yesterday the Senate appointed a Committee of Conference ou the tea and coffee amendments to tho Tariff bill. The I'ost Route bill was parsed, and also bills organizing the Ter ritories of Colorado, Nevada and Dacotah. The Consular and Diplomatic Appropriation bill was passed. Tho Army Appropriation bill was dis. cussed, and reported to the Senate. In the House yesterday, after the presentation of a number of memorials relative to the troubles of the nation, the bill called tho Force bill, au thorising the J 'resident to accept the services of volunteers to aid in enforcing tho laws, was taken up, and after considerable discussion Mr. Corwta, republican, moved that its farther consideration be postponed till Thursday next. The motion was carried by a JH?i?f 100 to 74. This action is a virtual defeaMp9oe bill. The next business in order was the report of the Select Committee of Thirty-three on the crisis. A scene of great con fusion and-excitement ensued, which lasted till eight o'clock in the evening, tho democrats re sorting to all expedients to prevent a vote being taken, in which they were aided by tho conserva tive republicans.- The House finally adjourned without taking uny action on the report. We have received a very interesting letter from the United States steamer Brooklyn, off Pensacola harbor, giving 0 detailed account of the effects and complete fuilure of secession in Florida. The garrison holding possession of the government property is represented as ne thing more than a wild and undisciplined gang of revolutionists, plundering sod robbing where and wheu the opporinnity presents itself. Those on board the Brooklyn were anxiously awaiting orde^ to retake the property occupied by tho secessionists, which they are confident of accom plishing, wltLout any great exertion, in about two hours. In the Legislature at Albany yesterday the Henate again had up the report of the Committee on Federal Relations, in reference to the present crisis of tho country; but after some discussion further action waa postponed to a fbture day. The other business of the Senate was principally of local interest only. The Senators agreed that hereafter they will adjourn at a quarter to two P. M ., and hold no night sessions. In tho Assem bly considerable business of local bearing was gone through with, as well as some of general in terest. Ihe bill in reference to the better regu lation of the New York Vlre Department had progress reported. The New York tax levy was aent in by Comptroller Haws. The Capital Punishment bill was again uudcr dUcusdon. and Its further consideration made the special order for this evening. The memorial of the Legislature of Kansas, appealing to this Ftato for aid in be half of the starving people of Kantau. was nent in to the Legislature by (lyvernor Morgan. Tho annual report of the tolls, trade and tonn igo of the ' anals of the State wa* received from the An Editor. The pony express, with ndvlees from San Fran r bco to the 11th inst., passed Fott Kearny last I ? flit. 'ihe steamship Uolrien Age wiled from 1 fc n rVr.BcL??g fw I'uasaa on tho lllh luet, ttith | IfW.Mi# In specie on freight for New York, and $it> 0**0 fvr Ntogtand. Business in Han Franeinco was ext.r?lMly dull. Ihe polMrd news is inte resting. Hie dit-cussion M b"th brauohes of the HaW Legi lature ou the Union resolution* hid ?m t ii continued. The Assembly had finally couie t<> a vote 011 the subject, and endorsed the Critten den propositions. We have received our regular correspondence tr< m < lil'e, Huhador and the South Pacific. The fears of revolution were still alarming the people in Val| aruibO. Don Antonio Varan had been chosen Presid< nt, but had positively refused to act. It was thought that, in case of hi* assuming the reins <>f government, the revolution will be eukindled. From Salvador we learn that the republic waa making rapid progress under the enlightened rule ot the new President, Barrios. The 8teamahip St. Louis bad made an inteieatii g trip in the Pacific. Ijuly Franklin and a distinguished party were on board. By the arrival of the schooner Euphemia, Cast. R. A. Bayley, we have advices from Ponce, Porto Rico, up to the Gth inat. The cropa were pro greasing favorably and the weather continued fine. The ruling price* at Ponce were:?Coffee, $13 to 113 2ft; sugar, $3 50 to $4, and $4 \V/% for choice lots; molasses, $14 per 110 gallons, exclusive of each. Import market well supplied, except for pitch pine lumber, of which there was none on hand 1 he last reports from Mayaguez inform ua of a tremendous fire in the Plaza, destroying pro perty valued at over $160,000. The origin of the fire wax unknown. Vessels were in demand. Ex change as per last advices. N<? bills ontne United States to be had. a meeting of the Hoard of Supervisors was held yeftetday. The Comptroller's weekly atatement of the condition of the county treasury was re ceived. It is as follows;? haJniic February 16 $863,456 34 Kece l> 33 040 11 $88e,49t* 4$ 8 133 'Si Baluice February 28 $8*3,383 13 A very animated discussion took place on the re port if the couimittce in favor of paying the bills of vari) ns doctor- for holding post mortem exami nations tor the quarter ending December 31, I860. I lie bills amount to over $700, and were finally irdered to be paid, l-npervisor Weinman pre ented a resolution that the Committee on County Offices be directed to take into consideration the , ropricty of appointing two practical physicians, it a reasonable salary, to attend to all ante and . os* mortem examinations to be made by order of ! e Coroners, and to report thereon as soon as possible. ft was adopted. After some routine business the Board adjourned until next Tuesday, at three o'clock P. M. The Naval General Court Martial reassembled yesterday and commenced the examination of Commander Walke, on two charges. Firitly, for "Quitting bis station before he was regularly re lieved;" and, secondly, "Disobedience of orders." Lieutenant J. D. Daniels was examined; but his testimony not beiog complete yesterday, the Court will proceed therewith to-day. The United States revenue cutter Harriet Lane, Captain John Faunce, came down from the Navy Yard yesterday and anchored in the North river. The case of James Knright. convicted of ticket -wiudling, came before the Supreme Court, General term, on appeal, yesterday. Mr. A. oakey Ilall argued strenuously for a new trial. The District Attorney opposed the motion. : In the street cleaning contract case, Judge nradr'yehterday, in the Common- Plea*, rendered a' decision dissolving the tempcrary injunction which was granted last week. A meeting of importers, distillers and others en gaged in the liquor business was held at Thorp's Hotel yesterday. It was strictly private, none but members being admitted. They are striving to secure the passage of a good licensc law by the prese nt Legislature, and to cau-e the repeal of the l-roxvnt h- Mcii'i' law. The jury in the ca.-c of James Shepherd, having been locked up for the night, came into the Gene ral Sessions at noon yesterday, with a verdict of guilty of ar on in the first degree?recommending the prisoner to the mercy of the Court. A motion tor an arrest of judgment and a new trial will be argued this morning. Edward Swanaton pleaded guilty to violating the passenger law, and was fined $2.). George Turner, alias Henry Hawks, and Charles Crooks, indicted for breaking into the jewelry establishment of Frederick Henle, Maiden lane, and attempting to steal $40,000 worth of diamonds, pleaded guilty. The particulars of the case were published in the Hkkai.d a few days since. The Uecorder sent Turner to the State I prison for tliree years and two mouth*, and Crooks, whose previous character was good, to Blackwell's Island for one year. 1 he cotton market yesterday was less iplrlted, while there was a fair demand from the trade, with sales of about 1,800 bales. 800 of which were sold lu transit, clos tng ou the basis of ll't'o. a \\%t for midlllnj uplands, t lour was In fair demand for export and from the domes tic trade. The mruket closed with steadiness, while pricea were without chaage of moment. Wheat was in fatr demand, with rales at stead? prices. Cora was lem buoyant, while the receipts were larire. 8akw, howc.cr, were to a fair extent, at prices given In auother column. I'ork closed irregular, with Mies of m?s.s at $17 25, and prime at $12 80. Sugars were firm, with sale* or 1,004 bhds., 300 boxes, and 142 hhds melado, on terms given la another place. OofTWe was irteody, with limltcl silos. The stotk of Rio amounted to 43,ISA bags, 2,872 do, Ma racaibo, 600 bags gorerouirutjfettottitoa, noarl, and 734 bags Jamaica?total, ^ "YSBhagrVri ii-hts closcd steady for grain, c?Moa and provisions, bat eaaii r for Bour to Liverpool; r*M to I.ondon were about the same. total... I'av men s, The Ptutuakrni at Washington?Pro? prrli of a Compromise. At the eleventh hour of the day there are visible signs of a compromise from the peace makers at Washington. For example, at the instance of Mr. Corwin. Chairman of the Union Committee of Thirty three, the House of Representatives yesterday, by the vote of 100 to 71, postponed till Thurs day the Military bill of Mr. Stanton, granting extraordinary powers to the President in the work of coercion. The object of Mr. Corwin, in this motion, win one more day's grace to the Border State Fence Conference, which has been working against wind and tide, to very little purpose. It is understood that in defe rence to tho voice of the people in tho late Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri ek?3tion?. Mr. Corwin, Mr. Seward, and all the mod<rartora of the republican party, nre prepared for liberal concessions to save the border f lave [States, and that accordingly the said conservative re publicans have been awaiting for a compro mise agreement from this outside Border State Peace Conference, upon which to try the tost in Congress. The compromise aimed at by the peace makers, in and out of (ingress, is a constitu tional one. Their aim is to secure the alle giance of the border slavo States to the Union by such a revision of the constitution as will guarantee the future security of their do mestic institutions and their sla^o proper ty. But in order to got snch a com pro mice before the several Stales for their ra tification, it must bo passed by a two ?birds vote of each house of Congress, and then, to wake such compromise a part of the constl tution, it mu?t be adopted by three-fourths of all the States, ea^h in a legislative act, or by a State Convention, iw Congress may pre scribe. Sow tho questioa recurs, what chaste U therw within the fonr days' grace remaining to lh'? Congress of a two-thirds vo'e from both bouses ujm? t.oy plan of adjustment accept able to th? border slave State*? We answer, Uw-re u? uo ch-mce whatever, a?d that Lothing o? this sort w?ll be done. What, tht n, can b* done by this Congress to save the b'?r<li r slave Sta'es? An act can be passed submitting a compiouitse to tlx- popular vote in the sever J States, as proponed by Seuator Biglt-r; for such ?n art would rt quire only a majority vo'e of each house. But of what avail will such an act he when constitutionally it will arnouut to nothing Wh answer that it will secure tho judgment of tbe people of the States concerned, which will be very valuable to the enlighten ment ot tbe new Congress as to its line ol duty in tbe premises. Let this Congress recommend to the people ol the several States by a majority vote the Crittenden adjustment, for instance, and let an early day bo appointed for taking ?he popular vote upon it in each State, and with that vote before him we dare say that President Lincoln will havo no doubt as to bis line of duty. He will call an extra sesiion of the new Congress, submit this adjustment for Its adoption, and, instructed by the popu lar will, the two houses will adopt it by the two-thirds vote required to pass it constitu tionally to the several States for thsir ratifica tion All that can be done within the brief rem nant of this expiring Congress, in behalf of the border slave States, is some conciliatory act of this description. Will this bo done? We can not answer. It may be too late for even this little olive branch from this Congress. But what then? Are the border slave States to go by the board, and join the fortunes of the Southern Confederacy? We hope not. Wo rather hope tnat the Southern Confederacy it self, through the mediation of the border slave States, will yet, in good time, be restored to tbe Union. In default of any conciliatory action on the part of this Congress, we look to Mr. Lincoln for relief?to his Inaugural, to hta Premier, to t>is Cabinet, and to his enlarged convictions of duty, resulting from a broader comprehension of this crisis since his arrival at Washington than he entertained beloie. In fact, it would appear, from our latest Washington advices, that the whole question of saving or losing the border slave States is to be thrown upon the shoulders of the President elect, and, for good or evil, we dare say the issue will be made manifest in his Inaugural Address? Let us hope that Mr. Lincoln, discarding the belli gerent instructions of Greeley, and adhering to the pacific counsels of Seward, wiM electrify the conservative body of tho American people, North and South, with bis recommendations of charity, good will, reunion and peaco. In this view, the appointment of General Cameron to the incoming Cabinet is a good sign. Siion.n Mr. Chase Go Lnto the Cajitvkt?? According to accounts that are daily received from Washington, every effort is being made to pupplant Senator-SewanJ, apd to prevent UU being the pivot of the incoming government The coercion conspirators in the Senate and House, as -well as a powerful outside influence, ??xcrt themselves, in every conceivable man ner, to accomplish their end, and to plunge the country into civil war. Failing, however, as it is probable they will, to Induco the President elect to give Mr. Seward the cold shoulder, 'hey are preparing to change their tactic*, and to induce him, if possible, to fall into the snare which ruined poor Pierco, of taking representa tive men of all factions in tho republican party, in order to please everybody. This would bo nearly the worst blunder Mr. Lincoln could make. It would involve the admission to the Cabinet of Chase, of Ohio?a turbulent, selfish, energetic character?who would bear tho same relation to Seward that Jefferson Davis did to William L Marcy. The latter was, in the main, right in hiy views of policy; but, from want of courage, he was perpetually overslaughed by hi.* mercurial and more pereevering colleague. Davis was a radical and Marcy a conservative; yet, to avoid trouble Marcy was continually pushed to the wall. So it would be if Chase and Seward were a part of the same adminu tration. It would be a constant struggle for power, between embittered rivals, and tho su perior wisdom, subtlety and tact of the Pre mier, would be embarrassed in every measure, by the turbulent, unruly spirit of the other Let Mr. Lincoln be careful. Having adopted his line of policy for the fiiture, hia Cabinet should be homogeneous, and he should make war at once against ultraiste, the disaffected, and all others who are displeased with his course. A Catiioijc Settlement of thkJIoman Qj-kx tio\.? In the difficulty of finding a political Holution for the Roman question, the Duke of Yalmy has, in a recent pamphlet, thrown out a suggestion which is entitled to consideration. He proposes that the Pope shall assemble a council, the object of which shall be to recon cile the Church with modern civilization, and put an end to the fatal misunderstanding which now exists between the ministers of reli gion and the partisans of the principles pro claimed in 1789. When the old established political systems of Europe are compelled to make snch large concessions to modern pro gress, we cannot see any reason why an insti tution substantially temporal, in spite ot its spiritual pretensions, and which is tottering under the weight of its own abuses, should be exempt from the self-investigation and over hauling to which other forms of government have been compelled to submit. If the Pope and his advisers had only the common sense to decide npon such a course tliey might arrive at a settlement of tho pending diffl" cultles, which would preserve to them all that is really worth preserving of the tempo ralities of the Church. What they f< ar to yield, as an abandonment of its pretended rights, a council like that proposed, taking a juster and more comprehensive view of the subject* would probably authorize. A body, for In stance. sueh as the Conncil of Trent, and com pes^ of all the prelates, eminent jurisconsults and diplomatists of the faith, would not bo long in arriving at somo compromise which would relievo the Holy Father from the em barrassments in which he is involved, and put an end to the equivocal character of the rela te ns which the leading Catholic sovereigns occupy towards him Such an arrangement, emanating from Koine itself, would prove gene rally satisfactory the Catholic world which desires nothing better than to see the govern ment of the Church relieved from the odium which Its auou oi affairs has brought upen it. Plot* and Cotmtcr-Plota?Th? Prt?ld?Bt'i Perils. ? All our readers are familiar with the tremen dous conspiracies to take the life of the Preei d?nt elect, and to put out of the way at the

s?me tune all hi# suite, including a lachrymose Colonel of drugoons, and a major of artillery wt'O hud already suffered in the cause of Old Abe to ihe extent of a disagreeable dislocation. Mr. Lincoln's night ride to Washington will mako hereafter a splendid incident for the theatre, while his Scotch cap will be as famous as ihe gre< n turban of the Prophet, and hie long military cloak be placed with the uniform of Washington in the Patent Office. When the tit wh of the plots arrived the country shivered in its shoes; when the country wm In formed that the second Washington had been safely enfolded In the protecting aims ot Mr. Seward, the country took a long breath, and felt relieved. Subsequently, the country desired to know all the particulars of tbeee terrible conspiracies, and wished to be in formed why the triumphal tour of the Presi dent elect bad been so suddenly interrupted. Among other things, the country biW been a good deal exercised about Wood, not Fcr- I nando, but W. S. Wood, who officiated as the Grand Chamberlain for Uncle Abe. Nobody j seemed to know who Wood waa, or by whose authority be acted. We are happy to be able to throw some light upon this subject. Wood is related to Erastus Corning, the well known railway manager and King of the Albany Regen(y. Wood first beamed upon the peoplo of New York aa a jeweller, and opened a shop In Broadway, near Beck's famous dry goodsery. Wood's jewelry was laid out upon black velvot, and made ft dazzling display. Of course he made his "eternal for tune" in Broadway, then disappeared for a time, and afterwards turned up in Maiden lane, still a jeweller, and, as usual, making a great sensation and large amounts of money. Next, we find the ubiquitous and ever restless Wood at Syracuse, fascinating the maids and matrons of the saline city with his bijouterie. Syracuse I is a city where everybody is more or less in j terested in railway business, and Wood fol lowed the popular tide. He appeared at Spring field with credentials from Thurlow Weed to Lincoln. Although a jeweller, Wood was not the sort of person to permit any gem to remain In the dark, unfathomed caves of ocean, and waa fully persuaded that it was useless to be born to blush un seen, and waste his sweetness on the desert air. So, in the name of Weed, he took possession of Abraham Lincoln, and piloted him as far as Harrisburg. The railway compa nies provided special trains; unlimited amounts of eatables and drinkables cheered the illus trious travellers, and everything was provided free of charge. As they neared the end of the journey, dark hints of plots and connter-plots began to bo circulated. Already the second Washington had been warned by a Brown Forester that his food might be poisoned, and hi* friends began to feel alarmed. Again, a villanous scheme to throw the train off the -track had been discovered, and K was known that large numbers of individual*, with carpet bags filled with hand grenades, had made at tempt* to smugglo themselves Into fhe Presi dential suite. One conspirator left his bag, grenade and all, end we presume that Barnum ban secured it before this time. He was per suaded to go to the Opera here, and. it is said, narrowly escaped with his life. It is a suspi cious circumstanco that several "merchants, bankers and statesmen" who never miss an Opera night absented themselves on this occa sion. It is stated that Lincoln was to be as t.a?sinated at the same moment that the tenor talis by the hand of lb'1 l?arllone, but some leaky vessel informed the police, and the Presidential party left the Academy pre cipitately. Between New York and Philadel phia a large number of mysterious Grangers waited on the President and divulgod divers plots, moro or less disagreeable, and at Harris burg Wood resolved on a coup d'eUU, with the result of which the country is already familiar. Some people declare that these alleged conspi racies arc ull bosh, and that they have beeu manufactured by the Weed party to take Lin coin out of the hands of the radical republi cans and hand him over to Seward at the ear liest possible moment. We are assured that Mr. Weed was actuated by the purest motives, the highest and most unselfish patriotism, and that in this connection the subject of free wool statistics never entered his comprehensive mind. The other and more sanguinary hypothesis la, that the plot to kill off the 1'resident elect is still alive, and will he kicking on inauguration day; that ten thousand hand grenades, similar to the Oraini bombs, and of the same pattern as that used by the Man with the Carpet Bag, hove been sent hence to Washing ton in, spite of Kennedy and his blue coats, and that the President, Vice President, Cabinet and nil hands are to be blown into ten thousand fragments, more or less. If the President elect should escape, he will have the pleasure enjoyed by the French Emperor, after hearing from Prelect Fictri a long story about the Orsini affair, and can say to Kennedy, "All that you have said to me, sir, quite confirms me in an opinion which I have held for a long lime, that the police of New York is the most extensive humbug in the world." It will be better, however, for Old Abe to cut Washing ton altogether, and return to New York, where he can be inaugurated magnificently under the auspices of Itanium, either at his down town establishment or at the Academy of Music admittance twenty-five cent*; children in arms, applicants for foreign minsions and conspirators with carpet bugs not admitted at any price. PuntKTi to TBI! PMMtDt:vr.?Everybody likes to mako presents to a new President, especially everybody who wants an office or who likes to effect a little notoriety, and Mr. Lincoln has in consequence been a recipient of several favors of this kind, some of them of a very curious nature. Before he left Springfield he received a hand?ome cane from San Fran cisco, mounted in pure California gold in its * irp n state. While on his route- somewhere, we believe, between Indianapolis and Cleve land?r< v? ty nice present, in the shape of a torpedo, with the fuse lighted, was found under his scat in the railroad car?an emblem, we suppose, of the hot time before him. A mys terious bar was fduo presented to him some where el-^e, which his suite exercised the great est caution in opening, after mature delibera tion. lest it should contain a torpedo or some wtliei internal machine; but Ms ? on ten is proved to be a torpedo for the republican psrty, and not for Lincoln in pewon, for the box only en closed the effigy of a negro. On ano'h-r occa sion be got a handsomely bound book; whether It was the Helper book, or the constitution of the United States, we are not aware. When he arrived in New York some of the capitalists here presented him with a magni ficent carriage; but they made a grave mistake in its construction, for it is not bombproof, and henee he has not been able to use it at ait up to this time with any regard to hia personal safety. The latest gift presented to the new President if. a handsome gold breastpin intended to be emblematic of Union; but, eurioudy enough, the device is composed of two flags crossed? one the unmistakeable "flag of onr Uaiou," with its thirty-four Btars displaced, and the other a rather misty delineation of a banner, which, we presume from its indistinctness, is intended to represent the flag that is to be of the South ern confederacy, bnt which is not yet decided upon. A bundle of sticks forms the bn?is of these two flugs, wbich may mean to recall the fasces of the Roman lio?ors, the emblem of re tribute justice which* was borne before th? magistrates of that republic, and perhaps indi cates the policy wbich Mr. Lincoln is expected to pursue towards the seceded Stages; qj it may be intended to symbolize thq w*^ known fable of jEeop: it is Dot ve*y easy to tell wbich reading is the correct one. So far it would seem that the presents made to Old Abe are not very apropos. Balance of Power in Europe, and in the United States,?It is evident that the Peace Conferences, at Washington, have been care fully fostered by the Premier of the incoming administration, in the tope that out of their proceedings may spring the germ of a settle ment, in the course of time, of our national difficulties. The border slaveholding and non slavefcoluing States, wbich are Union, in the main, in their sentiments, hold the future of the republic in their hands, and it is to them that the people must look for a happy terudaa. tion, sooner or later, ot our troubles. The ba lance of power in the country, is held by Vir ginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri, on the one hand, and New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, on the other. Any platform upon which these eight States may agree, will be adopted generally, and be paramount in its control over coming events. It is well that it should be so, and it is upon the hoped for community of ac tion of these members of the confederation, that the conservative portion of the republican party, at the head of whom it is to be trusted the President will place himself, rely to carry on the government of the nation successfully. It will matter little what the ultraiste of the Massachusetts school of abolitionism may say or think, if a powerful Union party, having ita nucleus in the border States, shall rally to the support of the measures of the incoming admi nistration. They will make an outcry, and die hard; but it will be the last strugglo of fana ticism to overturn our institutions. The way will also be paved, when a strong Union posi tion shell have been taken, by the balance of power States, for a reaction in those that have seceded, and tho ultimate reconstruction of the republic. To the balance of power abroad, has been owing the preservation, with a few memorable exceptions, of peace in Europe for over forty five years. The five great monarchies, to which a sixth, and even a seventh, may soon be added, constitute a supreme court of nations, from whose decisions no appeal can with impunity be made, as any dissenting Court would find itself in a dangerous minority, arrayed against a pre ponderating force, with which it would be useless to contend. There does not pass a year, without some matter of greater cr less importance being laid before the five great Cabinet?, and as they, or the majority of them agree, the destinies of the world are swayed. The recent use which has been made for and against Louis Napoleon, by this all powerful influence, is well known. Upon it hangs, at the present hour, the history of the coming year?perhaps the ques tion of the reconstruction of ttie map of North ern and Southern Europe. It is a salutary check, which may be transferred, in principle to the Amorican continent, with the greatest benefit to fis all. In fact, the interests of France and England; of Italy and Austria; of Uussia and Turkey, can seldom be more appa rently discordant, than have been, occasionally those of our own States. If, when political storms arise, Commonwealths like Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, Kentucky, and New Jersey were ever ready to impose their kindly office?, the burdens of national ad ministration would be lessened, and new gua rantees would be added for the public peace, it is a favorable omen that Mr. Seward has comprehended this. In it we see a glimmer of hope for the future, in the present crisis, which it is to be hoped may not be frustrated by evil counsels, or disappointed by any untoward accident What British Statbhmkv and thk l?Krn*H Peopij: Sat of Ot r Nationai. Trofhum.?The ties of consanguinity, language and commeroe cannot but inspire sympathy between the Bri tish people and ourselvea. It is therefore only natural thai when a great political convul sion such as iiie pteseDt t&^kes the United States of America to its foundation, and even to the disruption of the Union, a feeling of anxious interest should prevail in England con corning us. That it does prevail, and widely and deeply, we have abundant evidence. In the liouso of Lords, on the 5th inst., Lord Derby said, in the course of a speech on the American crL-is. that he was quite sure there was no one in Great Britain who would view without deep interest and regret the disruption of a community which had attained an almost unparalleled prosperity, and a personal liberty and freedom only second to that enjoyed in England. The noble lord was quite right nnon that occasion 'in attributing much of the in terest felt in England to the disastrous effects nyon the British people of civil war between Lh? North and South, and he drew a tolerably accurate picture of the probable results in both countries of such n diro calamity. To the hor rers of internecine strife in America would be added the horrors of starvation and perhaps re bellion, in England among the operatives dis banded fVom the factories left idle for want of cotton. The English pre-s teems with similar expressions; and that our sfTaira are a snbj*et of constant conversation throughout Europe, but paiticularly in the United Kingdom, is fully testified by all an thorities. and Here is only one com ihon feel 11/, ?uu Lj..1 id witStiug us *?-l! Mi ol ifco crdcal thrwgh witch are pacing. Li-id J'alinersion, in b*> ?p* *"Cl at Southampton, echoed the fet-ling of Umi Biiti h publu. when b*- said mat if 'he Kf.^ar?, tion of ?( e South from the North oouid not b aneet*-d, be mid bis fellow countrymen mui C? rely hope" that it would be a p^ace^ul ? uej for nothing coum be mo e terrible tbno bro'her ri*ing againet brother in "a'lgui *ry e<?> tl ut Tbeie is b?rdl> a private let'er Mom E"gl 'i>d| to thin country tbiit does not coitiaui m>iue| nifi tiun of our perilous condition, nud % i?o,.e | Mil wo d or two ih>it we in eacape *h~ wor*t| rei-iilis. The follown g exfaot from * l tit dated London, Ft brumy 8,1K61, tn i wru'en tiy' the Cuke of Newcastle, ihe Secretary of .Siata tor the Coloniet, to a gentleman of th's city, ae way quote aft a cannid *n<l voluntary piet-sion of Enullati opinion, and on**/ntitl-d u> more than usual importance, couanleriurf the eminent source fioiu which it emanate*: ? l.et me amire ><>u and iboi-e * tub *b?iu y.,u ? .? uwi ciuied h>w ubZMi' fly we a'l deturv iu lun cuiuit y to t ? happy teimiuaiion u> uie wi.ioh ro now ?fl)ictiDK the lilted Siaiee. rho a-couutu r>om :h> n.:? we wntcbtd wltn an u>teD.?it.- .r interest *? a. ???'> i ? oai thai wbirb ibrso y ears a^o attach'-d t? iw?r? u?*.? from India. I aai, u<ar air, yourt vv y trut/ NriA'G * rut Bj ths Liwjt sefttuufie vf tiie Dukev i,.?* , wherein he compares tb? pie f?Qt ig >u England with that felt during the Inditu ?? ?u nieg we may infer mor?* tbau he could bave told us in a lengthy epbtle. We kno v w b a t * neling tn the mother country wm duruu oat time; and when one of the greatest ami most prominent of Euglb-li statesmen tells uttiWthe interest is now as intent-e ab ut ouri-elve-, w cannot be mistaken >u oxtima'iog the depto of British feeling in bebalf of our distracted coua try, although the apprebeusion of losii.g anai? mfcy bd io wne ex'eut involved in ihevi^Wj taken of our affaiis Broom.yw Acapkmt or Momc.?"he "Purttam" wad gfvu last uigbt to a very fair ho .8% Mum Hinkl*) , ge!H, Barilt aud Suhidi an ta nu g tne prlrx p<ti rmv tim uderlrg that toe o^ ra tia<i but oar rehearsal, and thai U'.ta U;rkl'-> had niter before p>a>e<l tl? p?rt or Elvira, whe accomplished won 'ure Wrb ihe i> est ge <>r t?n creat aitiB's who b>rn preceded her iu it atnl fn<?h in the ttii-inory of most of toe audience, ?h-- huco hh wiKb the acb.eved must h. vo beoo ?-xcee ugiy iiraf) >u< ic ber. The duo m the tlrst ?ct with tfosui wa^i pe. 'Hotly sustained; an>1 the chaimuig pctac a in th'S.-oou i nung with equal eftect, and drew dowu 4 well u?o |i..j encore. "The Qui N Voce" in the last act, wa* give-, wi h great ezpreMion and tenderDtao, au<> waa worm y ai piauded. The ren <te of Htlneilt was marked bv a verr cordial reception. He sang with al hi* aoc iKVimixt spirit, and waa tn excellent voice. Sualoi to >, uppuved to be qult? rtcove'ed f'om his ho?rDe< ens ai d gm ha "Suont UTromba," wtthBurill withepiondid ei|.?ct. \Jto gether the op<ra appeared to give gnat aaiiafaciioa. Tonight Mlsa Ke I ?gg makes her debut in 'Ki^oiioto," at the New Vork Acaiemy, and, judging from prwnt in. dlcations, the house will oe one of the mmt crowdod of the stason. From Mataghsz, P. R ?By a late arrival #e le\rn ibat a largo fire bad occurred in the plaza, and p operty valued at orer $160,000 was destroyed. Acjdkxt or Mr sic.?Another Am eric to prima donna (lilHa Kellogg; wlU mike her debut tins evening, a* <iil la, in Verdi's' Blgotcth*," supported by Ml?s ltUhp*, und dig nors Stlgelli and Ferri. City Intelligence. Tr,x Amhjxi 0?M**MTaiKNT or thk Uo?oPArmo Mkoic?l Ootucor will be held 011 Thusday, the 28 h at twelve o'clock noon, In the hail of the Historical society, cprncr of Eevetth street and Se?nd av- nue Th > vale dictory address trill be deliver eo b> Prot<-s?or .1 Be-in ley. Music by Dodwi.rihs Bund. The public generally are la vitea to attend. New York and Aiju.nt Rajir.>ad Trains ?The difficulty experienced in crossing the Hudson river b-itweca Al bany afad East Albany no longer exists, for som" dtys past paMeugtrs ti?vu bee ? r.g ilariy tr*ns'?rr?<l frou ihj Mark in to the New Vorlc Gertral R.Ur. m aud *iee >*r, i without difficulty aod without change 0?uik ?? a iiae report beisg set ati<*t, pu-t-ctigei a I'rom be We-t h v been ltd to l>-aro the ti oios of the Vew York <->utr?i Railroad at ScbeotcUd^jri nrnc.ee l to IVoy, w * ? of com t g to Albai.j aa iwuii The orc3rlt<g of iho <lver at Albany is now (*v'ecil> sa'e and reliable. >'runii?(i a.m Kixcni ? Waukk?A B'wroNiA# Wuil'O FKcit Bcwosr to ?We are : ?> h man w !.??> satjoL to day. in the pfnu if it BwionUn wlio I* to th? net Of fulfillil.g u curious mi'gvr, m*d? OnriiiK th-> I vt Presidential contest. Mr td?a>d I'ayson. the g.ntle...m referred to, was of ihe oj.iuiou thai th? great rati ?pi<tter could not be ?!? cte<l by the peop e,au'>, as a oroo o hit sirccrlty, ojretd to walk from Boston to the c<*y at Washingt n. w thln tei da-a, in the eveut ot Lijcolns success. Baring l>?-*n miamk. o In bis politic J ri?wi, Mr. I'ayson, therefore, has ret out on tits hhack's mn jon'ney. hav.ng started from the Stale H-mse Boston, at nron on Washington's blitbda*. lie p'ommea to p ri 'in theJourtey, 453 lr i08 hours, and be pw ut at ihe iLsugumiicu He I -llowu g if the ta.'le ot tim<i an I rtistauctfc which was prtjajed by Mr. Fajsou prt* to ha et?rt ? l,caYii.g State Hcu.=e, Beaton, Mass , Feb 22, 12 M. ? FROM UOOTOW. Mi'tt. Arrivf rj 21?Krannrgfcam, fl P M Tea 23?Wotcotter, midnight Luno'i Fk? 23. 20?Ewf Bro< k field, 7 A M Breakraat 20? Calmer , 2 P. M ? ? ? ? l>w ner 16?ixHgtueaoow, 8 P M Toa ai.d retire F*? 21?St'M>AT. 20?Hartford, UK I' M Plnnc* Attt'ud ( hurt h In the afternoon. 2C?WalUrgfoid 10 P. M .. KoUre Fun. 25 IT?New Haven, 8 A M Break'ist |7?ItrM'gepOTt, 1 P M ...Dinner 14?Nor walk, ? F. M 8?Stanford, 0 P. M Heurs Fits Hi P?Rje.T A. * Breakfast 14?wiliian ebridge, It M 11?New York 4 P. M l."noto ??Newark, 8 P. M Tea and retire Fkh. 37. 10? Rahway, 7 A M Breakfaat 12?N< w Brunswick. 12*? P M. Dinner IT?Princeton 6 P M fea 0?Trenton, 9 1'. II .Retire Fw. 2S. 11?Brt?U>l, 7 A. M Brnaklaat ?2?I bnadelph a 2 1'. M IHunor 11?l^tmrr-t o, 6 P M fea 4?Cheetfr, 8.S P. M R<?ir* March 1. 18?Wilmiugton. 7 A. M Brwkfttt is? Flktop, 12X P. M DtMir Itt?Hnvre de (Jrace. P. M.t... ._i* W* 5? Aberdeen, 9 P. M 1 _ , _ 13?Magnolia, 7 A. M 16? i auu?n, 1SH P tMaoer J?Baltimore. 2 P. M t;; 0?WashinfjU n .larctlon. 8 p M fe< 8?Annai'< il?.lun,:t?jn,!>P. M Renre Marcu 3. 15? Pobit'a Branch, 1 A M l unch f?Wa?htngun, 4 A M '<Flnie" It appear*, bovever, that a Hliaht altcratlno has h<?ea msde In Ihe above programmo nti . e the traTHIer tH?t o il CT bn Journey. Mr. P.iyrm did not arrive yem.-rdar afUrcoCT!) and we lire informtil by a friend of the p? tleHtrlan th?* If will not b ? horr unlll ihu mornfbg. He will breakfw* or Ittnch at the M' lropolttan. Tmc (*niiacr Oi^nutT Sio.iRn ?in conaeqiionr* of the dissolving of ti.? injunction ag?luat Mr Hack ley's street cl'NUilntf contract yoato.-'ay, the papers we'e inlf tlgneil and d?livrre<l to Mr. Hackn'T The oootract is to t? perlormml for the sum of $270,000 per abnutn. IIai iJivrt l> Btaiie Dri\ kr-*.?Nine Broadway st-tge drivers were brought before Co on^l Rnrnham. Ihe May or's Matshal.yeeterilsy afternoon, in a rharge >>f Mt?rtnf to pi< k up psseongers. Tluty we'<< tli.ed |1 oacb. Cerenrr'n Inqarat, Rt n Ihrm?Yesterday afternoon, as s little boy named Tbeodote /oiler, aged lx tween four an<t five yrars, the rhlld of Charles and Julia /oiler, was placing with s?<ao other children, st thn urnor of William ;ui 1 Froikrort streets, he was run over by a w.tg ??. and ho much in turoil aa t? die witliin half aa h< or. The (>>roner was notlOcd. Poller Inlrlllgeare. Yorvo Btimii^rsCAruitr.?Tbtoe lads, ntm?l Patrick McPnnald, Patrick Farrell and Michael Farrell, were ar rested by polMseirao D'Ownrll, of the Twenty first pee elnot, oti charge of breaking Into the unoccupied hmi?? No. fOWeet Twenty second street, and stetJlng therefrom u vl'iHble r,lo? k which had bee: loft belrn I by the l.io oecti|?nts. .luatico Ootnolly committed the prisoner-< 'or exaalaatluB. Nsprrmr f unrl- t lismhrra Before Hon, Judgo l^ronard. ' 1 eh Imcimoss.?A. MiJIruk *4 .Jheo&ne Hurl? Motion iScr.ied without ceits. II H Jahrnm M. /Imrv Johrum rf al ?Motion denied; fin costs of opposing to be cists In the set in. /.iff ittfull i? Ilam -Totl?Motion gtantPl on |>ayiat;i?t of 110 r< st? <f opposing motion. peTirre Men .Tudr" Sutherland. WiVlgm f} Is* ''v. nw w. Jim***** .?? ?M> t>'u 4ta<c?< w>tL?u'. cattt to aitbv- p?rty.