THE NEW T ORE HERALD. WHOLE "NO. 8967. "MORNING -EDITION-FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1861. PRICK TWO CKNTS. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. tie Objects of the Mission of the Southern Commissioners. KcTiUtins Respecting the PtUcy tf the ilaliktratiM. Trunbuiri Fropotitiea to Oe ewe the leeeded Statei. Batch of Nomlnatl Ccaftmed. I FINAL ADJOURNMENT OF THE SENATE, SHE DISTRIBUTION OF THB SPOILS. Washington. March 31, 1861. ks Cabinet Mi at an early boar this morning , in view ?r Mm expceted adjournment iw?- die of the 9tute Id the and passed apon a large number of appoint a, which ware immediately seat in for confirmation. AFFoammiTC oontiukd bv th* sxnatk. ? Senate to-day oonflrmed the following nomlna. rl Short, of Wlsoonsin, Minister to Spain, in place of M. Clay, who declined. ?Ins M. Clay, Minister to Russia. ? 8. Pike, of Maine, Minuter Resident at the Hague. ?obert M. Palmer, of Pennsylvania, Minister Resident t? the argentine Republic. tan B. Harvey, of Pennsylvania, Minister Resident ^to Portugal. ?eorge O. Fogg, ef New Hampshire, Minister Resident to Swttierland. James H. Waneball, of New Jersey, Consul at Talca Andrew B. Dickinson, of New York, Minister Resident tsMlsaragoa. t Edward Jordon, of Ohio, Solicitor of the United States Tlrs?nry. Benjamin F. I. Sherwood, of New York, Engineer-in thief of the Navy. George W. lane, Judge of the Northern and Southern Otstr lets ef Alabama. Edwin C. Larned, Attorney for Illinois. Herman Cox, Attorney, and Edwin R. Olasoock, Mar shal, for the Middle district of Tennessee. Edward J. Chase, Marshal for the Northern district of *ew York. James L. Collins, of New Mexico, Superintendent of In dian Affairs in that Territory. X. Labadie, of New Mexico, Agent for the Indians ef that Territory. Walter A. Burleigh, Indian Agent for the Tancton ?sax at Fort Randall. OOLLBCTORS OP OTITOMB. Cornelias W. Igieh&rdt, tor Saoketts Harbor. Stephen D. Poole, at Newborn, N. C. i RVRVKTons or customs. Oark Dunham, for Burlington, Iowa. > Anthony, New Albany, Indiana. F. Cooper, Chattaaooga, Tennessee. Zaehariah Jell sen, Appraiser for Boston. i MeEhrath, Appraiser for New York. lbs following aeminatlOBS Dor Postmasters wen Mb Albert Van Kleeck, at Poughkcepeie. William Stewart, at Bingham ton, New York, ?eorge 8. Bangs, at Aurora. fcosios Fuller, at Belvldere. Mia L Crippe, at Chicago, Illinois. k Char Its Hall, at Oshkoah, Wieoonsla. Martin E Everts, at Rutland. , ?eorge Q. Benedict, at Burlington, Vermont. A. P. Miller, at Chliitcothe. ?. Sherman Pyle, at Mount Vernoo. ?eore H. King, at Mansfield. Bernard Bateman, at Zaneevllle. William F. Conly, at Dayton. Oo to m bus B. Mason, at ClrdeviDe. B. L. McKee, at Tiffin. Thomas C. McEwen, at 8aadusky. Charles B. Ortffln, at Newark, Ohio. ? Habbard M. Smith, Vinoennes. ? Moses Drake, Jr. , at Fort Wayna. John M. Wilson, at New Albany. Joeeph C. Jones, at Terre Haute, Indiana Charles RedfleM, at Adrian, Michigan. John 9. Haines, at Orcat Falls. Israel O. Dewey, at Hanover. Nathaaiel Lowe, at Dover. Ahrtn Beard, at Nashua. William B. Morrill, at Exeter. Joeeph P. Moras, at ftrtsmouth. Thomas E. Hatch, at Keene. v Robert M. Corning, at Concord , New Hampshire. th* soman AFraums. J tt?e appolatmenta to-day for foreign mission* la the tkeme of great critictom la all otrclM, owing to th?tr utter unfitness and Inexperience In diplomacy. The Pfealdeal. Insu-a i of giving aome of the?e Important poaitloM, U he W ad7ised to do, to conservative men from the border Sates, has conferred th. m on peraona who have no politi cal aiatus or Influence in the Statea from whence they are appointed. The friend* of W later Davis, who confidently expected that he would get the Rujelan Minion are ftirtoua, and threaten ail sort* of thing* against Mr. Lin coln for appointing a red and black requbllrau foreigner to one of the leading Court* of Europe. About a dosen gentlemen connected with the preaa have been appointed to foreign mlMiona and other pro minent posltl in*. tri KKFarr or (torr**V Apponmiiorr, The nomination of Carl Schurs to the Madrid mlaalon took averybooy by aurpriae. What inflaencea brought about this change of programme la not known, but It la oertala that the Secretary of BU'e yielded his object I dm irmly upon the earn art personal request of the Prealdent. ObaoxKua and undeserved as toe appointment undoubt *4y la, general satisNct loo la nevet theleaa expressed at patting ?chuix out of the way, aa he has given more ?Anoyance aad trouble than any other applicant ror .>dlce by oootlnuod importunities and lndlacretlooa. Many of hi* countrymen are not alow to axpreaa the efhnlon that he reflect* anything but credit on them alno? the 4th of March THI KISKtOK TO l-OBTl-OAl. Ttie m tea loo to l*ortugal ia nsuallyj viewed aa a banlsb ?*t, aad doaa not require a man or more than ordinary j VMM. nra mijwjon to Awrrunmum. Hie present Minister to gwttaerland forwarded hla re a g tuition some time since, to be acted upon at the plea sure of the Prectdent tvnntnr Sumner and other* were In favor or retaining him, but th* frlenda of George G. t'ogg in the Senate would not confirm D. P. Holloway a a Commissioner of Patent* without (lr*t obtaining the pr> ?we of the Swim mission for the former. Mr. George 0. Fogg, Secretary or the National Republl rai. Committee, and editor of the Irulrprrvlmt Ptmnrra at OoMord, H. H , ha* been rewarded with the poat o V blister Resident at Berne. Swttaerland, vice Theo lore 8. 'flay, recalled A strong appeal waa made to th) I'resl dent to permit Mr. Fty to remain at Berne, the argument being that be waa not only a republican, but a man of letter*, very much beloved by the people oCffwltanrland and w*a originally appointed by Mr. Van Buren, upon the recommendation of Waahlrgton Irving. The Ur<wi dent disliked its Idea of making a foreign mlaaton a life rtfice, and had ro doubt that Mr. Waahlngtoa Irving, tr ?I've, would agree that an occasional change I* a wtsn poiicj , and that Mr. Fay 1* not the only living man com petent to execute the dutlea. Thta w*s the position ori ginally desired by Nr. Fogg He waa subsequently told he . oold have the poat of (Vvnmt** toner of Patenft, but tb?t was r? und to b* la conflict with Secretary Smith' ' programs**, who deaired that position for hi* friaad HoJ lowa>, confirmed yesterday after a struggle. Banco Fay's rantl and Fogg's appointment to day. TUB tWANSH AMD BUHHUJI KMBOm CknlulL Clay has been withdrawn m Win later to Spain and appointed Minister to Uumia, and Owl Schora la appointed Minister to Spain. The President has done this against the pottoy of Mr. Seward. thi mkw Mmrnrmm to rnAnca jjm bbulajid. Mr. Dayton, Minister to France, and Mr. Adams, Minis ter to Fngland, have arrived bare, and were at the De partment of State for aeveral hours today. Their instne tioaa are being prepared, and it la by no laaana a very easy task. The administration mast dieckwe Its pobey towards the Southern confederacy, and at the same time Inform the foreign governments what this government aspects them to do. thi sxw mmm to bbuutm. Mr. Saadford, Miniater to Belgium, left this morning, and will sail for hia poet on Saturday. IBS FAMH AMD LTOM OWIStlUMW. It la said that Henry J. Raymond, of the New Tork Haus, has deoMmed the Ooosulship to Paris. Also that Mr. Leslie, of Philadelphia, has declined the Consulship to Lyons. The latter was straarfy reoommeaded for Paris, and It Is paaaible that ha. may yet get it. torn. waBMsnansflsmnnuar. The report that Q?a. Webb , of the Omtrier and ICnqttbw, haa declined the mlasten to Ooaetanttneple, la contradict, ed. Report says he will not release his hold upon that until ha knowf whether he can ba Surveyor of New York. iriCMimi or m raisuas omca. It Is evident that Mr. Liasola haa determined upon aa evacuation of the New York Tribune omoe, if ha haa net decided about Fort Sumter, lhe following persona at tached to that paper have been appointed thus flar:? Wm H. Fry, editor, Secretary of Legation to Sardinia; Richard Hlldrath, editor, Consul to Tripoli; James S. Pike, (" J. S. P.") correspondent from Washington, Minister Resldsnt to the Hague; James E. Harvey, Wash ington reporter, Minister Resident toPortngaL "Ruse appointments, exoept the Isst, were Mr. Lincoln's, re gardless of Mr. 8ewsrd, who bears the Tribune no love. Mr. Hill, of the Tribune, Is an applioa it for a Consul ship, and Henry B. Stanton, a writer on the Tribune, is a candidate for Southern United States District Attorney ship, of New York. The radical republicans are in ecstacles over the diplo matic prices their New Tork organ has been successively drawing. Verily, the Secretary of State is heaping burn ing coals upon the heads of his enemies. m BOSTON -A PTO Ui I'MSH'lH. Mr. Sumner procured one appointment for a Bostonlan to-day, the first that has been made. Mr. Jilllson, a venerable merchant of that city, Is to be one of the principal appraisers of the Boston Custom House. The question as to who shall be Postmaster of Boston will rest with the recommendation of Mr. Sumner. The case has been made up at the Post Office Department, and was sub mittod to Mr. S. two days since for his decision. A law point of Mr. Blair's rules out all who are not citizens of Boston, leaving the prize between Charles A. Phelps, late President of the Massachusetts Senate, and Z. K. Pangborn, of the AUat and Bee. It is hinted that Mr. Palfrey can evade the law by moving from Cambridge Into Boston; bat he would not resort to such a contempti ble trick. m VACANCY W TDK HtTRKIR OOCKT. Contrary to expectation, no nomination was made by the President to fill the vacancy In the Supremo Court. ?BOUAinOCS. 8. P. Haasinn was tendered the Secretaryship of Neva da, but declined. Joseph 8. Wilson, late Commissioner General of the Land Office, haa been returned to his former place as chief clerk of that bureau. The War Department Las received the resignation of Oapt. Joslah Borgas, of the Ordnanoe Department. This, It is said In army olrclee, is owing to the Influence of OoL Oraige, chief of ordnanoe, In having him superseded as Superintendent of the Frankfort Arsenal by Capt. Way nadier, wboae generally admitted efficiency as aaslstnnt la that bareau, U is added, was not appreciated by the Chief. THE MOVEMENTS AMD OBJECTS OP THE SOUTHERN COMMISSIONERS. WisiioioToif, March 88, 1M1. The Southern OomaMourt are la constant oommunl aatlon with the government at Montgomery, and act la accord with IU feeling*, which are primarily to exhaust ersry possible mode *f obtaining a peaceful solution of the queetlona growing oat of the late secession. They do aot dee ire recognition by thla government. They hare erected an Independent nationality, and feel able to de fend It against all oomers. Their business here la to procure the peaoefal evacuation of the forte within their limlta now held by federal troop* , and to treat fer an amicable arrangement of their eomplloated relation* with the federal government. They arc acting with consummate prudenoe and ability, and are sacrific ing all technicalities and forms to aeoure the substantial purpose of their mission. THE POLICY OF THE ADMINISTRATION. WASunraroit, March 28, 1M1. The resolution of Senator Trumball, of Illinois, intro duced into the Senate this morning, declaring It the duty of the President to use all his power to hold the public property and enfbroe the laws In all the seceded States, Is regarded as a blow levelled at the administration, and Intended to intimidate, and If possible force It to change Its peace policy. The radical, or war wiag of the repub lican party, are using their utmost eflbrta to bring on a collision. Tbey fearlessly aad openly denounce the evac uation of Fort Sumter, and have informed the adminis tration that If it surrenders one lota more the party Is gone to the dogs, and that tbey are ? eady and are deter tained to make opeo war upon It. The Southern Commissioner* have Boat positive ai sursnce* from the administration that no attempt would be made to relnforos Pickens. Thl* hss beef repeated to l.'utn several times. They foel bound to takstbsessa. durances. Tbey have no right to go benlnd this. If the administration bave so decided, than of oouree the re. spnnslblllty of precipitating a ooniston, and plunging tbe country Into civil war, will rest solely with the power* that be. A republican Henator stated te day that there was no doubt that the abandonment of Fort Pickens would take place In leas than twenty day*. The hesitancy, It la said, of the Rdmlnlstratlon, In regard to thla point, Is from the same cause that lias created the delay In the case of Fort Sumter, namely, a desire to avoid Its effect on the New Eng'and elections. There Is no doubt, however, of tbe ultimate purpose of tbe administration. The article in yesterday's Trilatm, in fsfor virtually of the Fabian policy of the administration, was written by flreeity after an interview with Secretary Chase. The latter dads It oeceeeary to pursue this course la order to carry on his department. He sees that If tbe adminis tration adopt* a coercive policy, the treasury Is bankrupt and he a disgraced financier. Hence Mr. Chane is da morous for peace. A deputation of banker* is expected lu tbe morning, to know what it la to be the course of the President be fore they put In for tbe new loan. If It Is to be coercive, tbey will not bid for It, but will take it otherwise at high rates. The statement that Cnlted State* troop* have been or dered to land at Fort Pickens is untrue. No neb order have bean or will be Issued for the present. MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. WAsimuT on, March 23, 1M1. nnt nuiiast. Tbe Secretary of State and tho Secretary of the Trea sury are tbe twe central suss around which the lesee t lights of the Cabinet revolve, In acoordanee with the Wwi of Intellectual gravitation. They have so far mured about the common centre and in tbe common orbit with out eclipsing or clashing. But a continued harmo nious working can hardly be expected. They both love to shine too much. They both have ambition. They bith aspire to the same end ? the Presidential succession. Although but a short time since raring Is the same anil slavery beat, they now represent antagonistic Ideas They differ radically ss to tbe mode of treating the present crisis. Seward proposes so called oonaervattsm? that Is, con cessions; favors s pacific policy? that. Is, Ute treatment of tbe restive Southerners, not as re bels and traitors, but wayward children, and believes In the possibility of a reconstruction of the I Union fbase thinks concession* uncalled for? has no faith In tbe effectiveness of any Northern pesos offering to the ctaveholdtng interests, add holds that ettber the federal authority shook! be maintained at alt baaards, or the only ether solution of the present difficulties? j peactable separation? applied. The Pr*tident has, up to this, contented himself with quietly bathing In the tight of the solar centres of his Cabinet. He is aware ef their antagonists tendeeeies, but has as yet managed to avert oolHsxms by mnaly asking opinions of his constitutional ad* isers open an questions likely to produce oentrarieties, and reserving ultimate decisions to hlaoself. Nevertheless, it is evi dent that his views of the Southern question eotoolde ipore with these of Um head of the Treasury than those ef his Premier, and that ths confidence and admiration he is known to have always entertained towards the for mer wiU in the end bring about a prevailing conformity of the Southern policy of the administration to ths ideas of the Ohio statesman. not or -tone of to rtnron. Watchwords, tersely expressing either the gist of dos trinary differ# noes or embodying the solution of the complications of the day, have frequently boon given mi within the last few yean by peiitioal loaders for the guidance of their respective parties. There was Douglas' popular term, "non intervsnlkm;" Seward's "hvopres sfMe eonflfct," ths Southern "equality of rights;" Greeley's "no compromise with traitors," and Chase's "Inanguration ftrst, adjustment afterwards." The re publican keyword for the Immediate future has Just been given out by die Ohio member of the Ckblnet. It |? "homogeneity, or peaonable separation on ths talis of ths free and slave labor systems of the eountry." I venture to say that In Ion than two moaths the entire radical wing of ths republicans will regulate all their party tactics by the key note Bounded by the steer, fkreeeing mind that is already their reoogulxed leader. a oonanvrr ookrciokikt. * Of all the members of the Cabinet Secretary Blair alone has never yielded in his oppoeitim to the evacuation of Fort Sumter. Although loft atone at last, he continued to insist that the stain Inflicted upon the federal authorities by the firing into the Star of the West should be wiped out, and the poet reinforced and held, at all hasards, until the last hope of a reconstruction of the Union has disappeared. Tine la nous of oovbwor chars. Not ono of the Secretaries devotes himself more consci entiously to the business of his department than Mr. Chase. He always appears in his office before nine o'clock; remains during business hours, If not called away by a Cabinet meeting, and bofore dark again re pairs to his department, where he his labored many a night until the small hours in the morning. j'atknt omm AiTODmnn. It has been asserted that Mr. Theakor, just appointed one of the Board of Examlners-ln-Chief* In the Patent Office, is Ineligible, as he was a member of the last Con gress, which created the office. This is a intake. The constitution only prohibits the appointment of a member of Congress to any civil office under the United States created during his official term, until after the expiration of the time for which be was elected. Mr Theaker's term expired on the 8d of March; consequently he is con stitutionally eligible. rax bas rv as mmcum. No question was taken by the Senate on tbe convention proposed by Qreat Britain to submit the determination of the San Juan dispute to arbitration. Mr. Neamlth cub mltted his views against it, and was not willing to favor any mode of settlement which involved the powlbllity of loss of the island to the United States. Mr. Sumner had Intended to reply to Mr. Kesmlth. The subject goes over till the next scesIoii. TUX FRovmni JfnrTART posts. Serious difficulties are likely to be experienced during the coming season In supplying the mili tary posts In Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexioo, Arizona, and Utah with provisions and military stores. Russell, Majors * Waddell, the old contractors, having made an assignment, the assignees are Indisposed to undertake the transportation of government supplies, M It Is the intention of tho War Department to apply al the moneys aoorulng under the contractu to the liquida tion of ths acceptances issued by ex-deoretary Floyd to Mr. BusseH. As some of the pasts are already short of certain articles of consumption, the delay in forwarding new supplies that will probably arise from the refusal of Mm assignees to aot, will greatly Inoonvenienoe the gar risons. orrmuom rem. wthaji remns. Two days before the expiration of his 1mm at oOn, Commissioner Greenwood concluded contracts for Im provement* upon the reservation! of the K aw, Fox and 8ac Indians, In Eastern Kansas, to the amount of nearly two hundred thousand dollars. Upon oxainlnaHfln it haa been found that the moat extra vacant prioM were to be allowed to the contractors, Whereby at least forty thou aand dollars would be loot to the Indiana. The presant Oommlasloner haa laaued orders not to oommenm work under the oontracts, and will probably annul than alto gether. m soman* ovnmro mail norm The service on the Southern overland mall route will he formally discontinued to-day, but order* were already issued some time since to Postmasters, to forward all let ters to the Pacific coast, marked overland, by sea. The contractors exoept to commence service on the central route an the 1st of June, but the department does not expcct things to be in working order before the Uth of that month. tbx KWiisnm w (raw or ths socnnnui haw. Mr. Archibald, late fiigineer-in-Chlef of the Navy, yes terday reoelved a despatch from ex Senator Mallory, of fering him a similar position under the government at the Confederate States, wMch he promptly declined. IBS un xx. aaujrroii, or ramonvAinA. an ut sixty citlxena of Pennaylvsala, now In this stty, aaaetnbied this evanlng at the quarters of Hod. E. Joy Morris, of Philadelphia, for the purpoM of adopting sosm appropriate express ion ef respect to the memory of the tote Hon. Geo. W. Pet an toe, member of the Thirty-fifth and Thirty sixth Oonfreeu, who dfed at hia reside* oe In Scranton on Friday last. Senator Wilmot presided, and appropriate resolutions were offered by OMonel Forney, Clerk of the United States Houm of BeprsaantatlvM, and ware adopted. They were supported by addresses from E. Joy Morris, Dr. Elder, Mr. Pules too, end Wlnthrop W. Ketch um. The latter gentleman, who Is now a republican Slate Senator in Pennsylvania, and was a caucus candidate against Mr. Wilmot for the United StaUa Senate, will be the republican candidate for Congress to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Colonel Soran ton. not nwmKjrr's rmsr srira mmnm. The first lYMidential State dinner at the White Houm tola evening wh a brilliant aflklr. UNITED SfATBI S1NATE. 9 BXTKA RM8IOW. W^aanraroir, March tt, IM1. Mr. Turmrtx, (rep.) of 111., ottered a resolution de claring that In the opinion of the Seuate the true way to preaerve the Union Is to enforce the laws of the Union; that rMlstance to their enforcement, whether under the name of antl coercion or any other name, Is disunion, and that It is the duty of the Prmident to um all the means in his power to bold and protect the public pro perty of the United States, and enforce the laws thereof, as well In the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tnus, aa within the other States of the Union. Mr. Tauimvu. said he ottered the resolution as sxpres stve of the Views he rutertalnod. Ho deslrod to have It printed, snd would be glad If be couM have a vote on It. Mr BrMht, (opp) of Ind? All on this side of the Ch?mber will be glad to have a vote now. Mr Scumn, (r? p ) of Moss , morod that the Senate proceed to the consideration of executive business. Mr Hrk<-kiskimi?, (Opp) of Ky , to Mr Suinuor? I>ld yon hear the resolution teadt Mr. btMHxa? I did not. Mr BMHnnsBiaa ? Perhaps if you had you would not object to a vote on It. Mr lisioifr wished to vote on the rsnolntlon without debate, as he presumed every gentleman on his side of th>' ( humb. r did. 1 oud rails here arose on the democratic Side for the " yeas and nays " on ths resolution. Mr B^lk. (rep ) of N. H , wished te say, while be wm a member of the Senate he was ready to give the President exactly that advice which belonged to the po sition which hia oonatltueuia had MOlgned him, In the form and mode proposed by the constitution and agree ably to ths nssgea of the Senate. Therefore he wm not prepared, at thla very lata day of the aeMion, to inter pose his advice to lbs PrMldent on the great question which presents itMlf to the country. Mr. powsll, (opp.) Of Ey. , referred to the President's recent message, in which ths latter aaM It would be In compatible with the publio interest to eommanleate to Ihe Senate the despatches of Maior Anderson to the War Department His object In oalllng for the Information wss to vindicate M^Jor Anderson's reputation, which bad bean Mailed by an article In a promt uftt NpobNeu sewrpsper, eblml>( to bo BMi?i OB his (Mijor Anderson's) despatshes. r Andersen belonged 10 his (Mr Howell's) Mate (Kentucky), aad *u a gallant, houwrt, br*ve. true be.irt [ ed niMB He (dr Powell) repeated, that he wanted the I official deeratcbes pnh<i?hud to show that Major An dersoo bus aot ttvsrc(ne*ented the fa;ta relative to his I Uue ooD'ittlea aa to aoppbea. Mr. Mains*. ('?p ) of Wis , said that be would vote to go fcsto exec* i ire session, desiring to bring the business of the aeaaton IB a ulnae, aad to- no other purpose. The Senate then went into executive session, by yeas 20 (all republican, except Mr. Johnston), nays 11 (nil j democrat* gave Mr Trumbull and Mr. Wade). | When the doors ware reopened a resolution waa adopt ed appointing a committee to wait on the President, and Inform him, that if he baa ne farther oommuuioaUon to make the Senate were ready to adjourn tine die. Messrs. Bin and Bwgkt were appointed the ooaa ?attee. Several executive meneagee having been reoeived, the Senate again went Into executive session* Subsequently a resolution, involving six or serea thoa ; sand dollars, for the purchase of the annals of Ooagreas ad register of debates, waa dUcaaaed and postponed till Door iibcr. The Preeident having no further communications to make, the Senate, at tear o'clook, adjourned $ im* tit. THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CONVENTION. Cluunw, March M, 1M1. Ike Convention, la open session, refused to receive a proponed am ao latent to the owtttattnn, by a rote of sixty to atM?y faor.
NEWS FROM TEXAS. Galvsbnw, March 20, 1ML The Convention have elected Ool. Ford and Lieut. Col. Bayea aa eomaaaadora of the regiment of Rangers, to aarvo twelve awoths on the frontier, hi addition to tho one ordered there by Secretary Walker. Ob the Xlat Got. Houston aad Hon. A J. Hamilton de livered speeches at Austin, both of thorn violently dsnonn oing the State Convention and Ma beta, the Southern con federacy and the new constitution. On the 23d tho Convention, in Committee of tho Whole, after some debate, adopted the constitution of the Confe derate States by an ahnoet nnanimoua vote. The vote on engrooaaaeot was nearly unanimous for the consti tution. THE VIRGINIA STATE CONVENTION. Rjthhokd, March 28, 1881. * The Oommittee of the Whole defeated the amendments proposed yesterday by a vote of 47 to 74. Mr. Fauna moved to amend the first resolution of the report by striking out "the people of each State agreed to associate with the people of the other Statee upon n footing of exact equality," and inserting "each State ac ceded aa a State, and is an integral party with Us co States, forming, as to itself, the other party." R^Jeoted ? Yeas, 14; nays, 118. The first resolution was adopted. The seoond resolution waa then takan op. It reads? "That African slavery is a vital part of the social sys tem of the States wherein it exists." Mr. Wise snored to amend by inserting after the word "exist" the words "and of the political system of the federal government." Lost? Yeas, 87; nays, 90. The resolution was then adopted. The Oommittee rose, and the Convention adjourned. THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE. Richmond, March 28, 1801. The Senate has passed a bill for the transfer of the James River Gaaal to the Preach Company. The rumor of the transfer of guns from Bellooa Arse nal, near Richmond , to For treat Monroe, were tho boots of resolutions in the House to-day, protesting sgainst the movement of arms, or an Increase of armament by the government within the limits of the State. Substitutes to the reoolution were offered, aad a long debate ensued, but no action was arrived at. THE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE. Sr. Lous, March 28, 1881. The Committee ea Federal Relations in tho House yes terday reported the following Joist reoolution, which waa paaaed by a vote of tt against 42:? Raeolved, That it is inexpedient for the Con oral Assam bly to take any steps ftor a National Convention to pro pose any amendments to the constitution, as rsount msnded by the tttate Convention. NEWS PROM PENSACOLA. Nsw Obuuxs, March 28, 1801. Pensaoota dates to the 20th have been received hore. The Brooklyn had loft Pensaoola, aad it was supposed she had gone to Key West to obtain provisions. Troops af the Confederate States ooatinued to arrive a Pensaoola In large force, and the number would soon roach five thousand men concentrated at that place. Addltlo?|l Hews from th? Pacific. ARRIVAL or TBI OTERLAND KXPRISfl ? NEARJ T A MILLION OP TRRAiWRI KN ROUT! FOR KKW TOM? NO TIDIWQB OF THK 8LOOP-Or-WAR LE VANT? THK CALIFORNIA UNITED STATU SKNA TOR8HIP, KTC. St. Loom, March 27, 18fll. The pooy expreaa paaaed Fort Kmtij on the rfter m tt the Kill, with the following de^)alc,h for the San Tkanoko, March IS, 1M1. Aaaf Um cabin paae anger* ty the Gold so Gate wore the following ? Mr*. Major 6. H. Ringgold and <*114, J. A. Invett, Ll?ut. Prloe, Abel Guy, J. E. Here, Michael Rlreman, Cap*. W. r. Peck, Wm Van De Lande, Chaa. Van Da Lande, Arnold Herman, Iaraal Fleishman, Q. B. KlnaaU, A. 8. Scheie, Mra. Irwin and two children, Mrs. Efctell, mother and family; Wm. J. Keating, Wm. Mo Turk, M. Llaaon, M. Harmon, W. D. Gregory, IL Smith and wife, W. A. Carpenter, Mra. Ruggic* and Infhnt, A. Shey. A. R. Lincoln, D. W. I-ewl*, Mra. Bioort, A. H. Kddjr, R. Griffin, wife and children , Bev. M. Irwlne, wife and children; G. Woodward, H. Howe, 8. A. Ruaaetl, 0. W. Griffin, John Miller, Joaeph Lyon, J. B. lomoque, lira. Tfcylor and child, Jaceb Spechl and family, Mma. Alexia, B. Smith, L. Gacur, J. Roblnaoa, Chaa. K. Stewart, M. Vouch. Daring the peat rour daya (ha Legislature have taken ten ballot* for United States Senator. It requires fifty - eight votes to elect, and no candidate haa yet received aa high aa thirty. Without new oomblnatlooa no Senator can be elected tb s winter. A. R. Melony , late State Comptroller, died on the lat lata*!. The California Coal Mining Company, with a capital stock of $6,000,000. waa Incorporated yeaterdajr. Ita ob ?!* to develope the recently opened mlnea In the at Dlable region, which promise to be inexhaustible and of excellent quality. It la propoaed to build a rail road to make the mlnea more aooeaalble to the Bay of Saa Wane moo. The bark Guay man willed for the Mexican port of that name oa the ttih, taking a cargo of foods for Artsona, to be tranamitted across Senora by the new route opened by the authority of the government of that State. Alex. Purple, one or the VigUanoe Committee exiled of 18M, returned to California on the laat ateamer. He baa been arroeted and placed under $300 bonda for dlaturbing the peace. Oregon datea are to the 8th Inat. A diaaatrona conflagration occurred In Vancouver, W. T., on the *th. by which property to the value of $21 ,000 waa deatroyed. John Ryan la ao badly burned that hla life la d repaired of. largo crowd* of miner* are pnrauing their way to the Rock Kiver mines Caleb Cuahing ha* presented a bill against the city of Portland for fa 00 for aervioea rendered in the adjudica tion of the oity claim to the land. The schooner W. L. Rlchardaon bring* Sandwich la land* datea to the 14th of February. On the 10th of that month the United States sloop-of war Wyoming, 6 gun*, under the oommand of John K. Mitchell, arrived at Honolulu from Panama, via Hllo and Inhaina, In aearch of the sloop- of war Levant, supposed to be loet. The Honolnla AdnrHtsr, of the lclh of February, haa the following *pe<-ulation on tho aubject: ? "There la every reason to believe that the United State* sloop-of war levant met with some aerlou* accident aoon after leaving Hllo. It waa Oaptatn Hunt'* intention to have taken a northerly course from tha island, till ho Judged that he could fetch the port of Arapuloo, where he propoaed going ft rat to forward hi* despatches to Washington. If thia plan waa followed, the levant probably ran north to about latitude 84. then tacked and headed for the Mexican coast. The brig ?ou*nrt waa dismasted In a gale about October It, according U> one acnount, and October 90 according to another In looking back over our ahlpptng memoranda, we find that the whaling bark* Emerald, Robt. Morrison, Florence and Rragania, and ahip* Republic, Ooral and Ma)eetic, each report aevere galea la from 80 to 46 north iatitede, from October 8 to 10, wind aouthweat, in which they all received mora or leaa damage.'' Had tho Levant simply been disabled aha could have reached these lalanda nnder Jury mast*, or the boa* could have got here. The oonoiuaton force* lta? if on u* that if ahe met with a dtaaator It haa proved fatal to the shin and all on board. nie annlveraary of King Kamehamehn'* birthday oc curred on Saturday, the (Hh of February, and waa ob served at Honolulu with great public rejoicing*. The an Dual parade of the Flr^ Department In uniform, with their engines, waa held on the occaaton. Out of town, In the valleys and grovsa, numberless picnics took place. The market* at San Francisco warn dull, lathmua bat te had advanced to 80c. par pound. Refined sugar* had declined to about 11 Ko. , and quite large transact loo*, oa private terms, had take* plana In foreign brand*, ooa ?eqaent on the probable chaage in the tariff Candle* are dull and unchanged. Flour and Rio ooflfce are firm Wheat? Beat quality la qnlck at 93 for export, and eome barley la telling for KewYerk at fl. NEWS FROM THE STAH CAPITAL Albany, MatoH M? 8 M We have had a> onucual amount of life before the se veral committees of the Legislature this afteroooo ? a spiry time all arousd. The swearing over the Harlem Bridge bill m continued. The only difference is, the lehby did not present themselves with their bibles in thetr pockets to ml ear by, but bellowed forth without any such restrictions. The oontrovery coatlati*! interesting to the end. One member of the Legislators could not see how a person could be permitted to draw * salary of $2,000 from tho city treasury, and sptnd all of his time In albaoy k>bb\isg for this bill. A Senator responded thu ho oould tot understand how a person ooulu receive a sal try of twenty Ave hundred rrom tne city of New York, and spend every winter here lobbying. and occupy the tutue room with the member who had just spoken. And taus the sharp (hooting went on? a controversy to exhibit the dirty hnen on both aides, to the general amusement of hystaxders. The fight, aa It appears, is not whether the bridge ahall be built, or whether this or that party la competent and honest, but who shall have the disposal of the spoils: and should they continue in the same strain that thoy havs during the last day or two, they will succeed In oou vlnclng tho pub be that they are all a aet of thieves. The Committee on Ways and Meatus hoard I be parties for and againat the Quarantine bill that passed the Senile Mr. EUiogweod appeared in behtlf of the 11B, and met alt the arguments of the other aide. Devlin aiuTWIss were the advooatcs in behalf of the Quaraattee Commission, and Johnson for the Commissioners of Emigration, It looks as though there was a dead look, and between tho light of the factions nothing would bo dose. Tho New York city delegation, in connection with tho JndMsry Committee, had up Watorbury's bill aathor'atng tho Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to designate ten Judges from tho country to hold the Court of Oyer and Terminer In tho city of New York, and bo Court to be held without a country Judge presiding, each one of the ten to spend one month In Court in tho city ; alao providing that the Grand Jury shall not bring In an IndloUnent againat any person without instructions from the District Attorney on direct charge from the Judge. At first no person was willing to father tho bill, but pre tended to look upon it as a "What IsTIt?" Mr. Hardy wss the only member of the Joint pommittee that sup ported It. Waterbury was In town, but did not apixvir in Its behalf. The committee finally decided to roport adversely to it by a unanimous vote, exoept one. That ooc signs it to the tomb, along with other criminals Aldermen Brady and Cornell are hero looking after the intoreat of the "Ring." apparently on the tax levy, but really to prevent the bill taking the confirmation of cun tracts from tho Aldermen from being passed. The Oom mlttee on Cities and Villages have had this bill In their hands for several weeks. Why do they not act upon It? Do they Intend to hold It until the close of the booh ton, no as to defeat ttr If so, the public will oonatder that they have got tho twenty five hundred dollars with which Alderman Brady says that ho can buy up the whole As sembly. ?BW YORK 1JBG1IUTVRB. llMUi Albany, March 28, 1801. The bill relative to certain proceedings taken by the Central Park Commissioners for the enlargement of the Park was sent back to the Committee of the Whole, hav ing been formerly advanced to a third reading. This, probably, is fatal to the bill this session. Mr. Manisrkx presented a petition asking an Investiga tion Into the action of the Mayor and Common Council re lating to the late street dcaning, and moved that the New York Senators conduct such Investigation during tho re cess and report to tho next legislature. The motion required unanimous oonsent, and Mr. Sen stons objected, thus preventing its reception. The Grinding Committee reported a number of bills sfl fit to bo reported complete. Tho following bills wore reported favorably from oom mlttees ? To amend the act relative to the proof of wills. Subjecting banking associations, In case of InsMvsncy. to the proceedings authorised by title 4, chapter 8 and part 3 of the Revised Statutes. To promote agriculture and civilisation among tho In dians of the State. In relation to the Fordham Railroad. Mr. Oohhollt Introduced resolutions asking for Infor mation from the Comptroller of New York, whether there has been any dispute about tho title to any portion at Hamilton square, New York. Mr. Trcva* Introduced a resolution requesting the Su perintendent of the Census to send to the 1 legislature the census of the Slate, that they stay proceed to make pro per Ooecreasiooal apportionments. Adopted Mr. OunroixY introduced a bill to Increase the nsmtisr of Notaries Public In the city of Now York. stun pamst>. To amend the Brooklyn Broadway Railroad act. Conoerninf the navigation of the oanals and the ooUeo tkin of tolls, aa amended by the Assembly. The bill for the relief of Madison University was, after a spirited debate, moved forward to the first Committee of the Whole. The Annual Appropriation bill was thea taken up and considered is Committee of the Whole. Aaaombljr. Auia.-tt, March 28, 1981. The morning session was occupied In the pa?go of bills, a number of which had accumulated on the tabfe The following bilto ware passed ? In relation to the sale of land. Requiring foreign insurance companies to (lie annual statements of the condition of their affairs. To submit the question calling a convention to revise the constitution aad amend the same to the people of the State To Incorporate the l/oaners' Association In the city o t New York. [Ooriuktiok ?By an error made is copying yesterday's proceedings, the Harlem River Milk Freight bill was re ported as in the House, Instead of the Senate. The bill was advocated by Mr. Robertson in the Senate, and not by Mr. Robinson, and was ordered to a tturd reading.] EVKNIWH RC88ION. The bill granting exclusive jurisdiction to the oh left or bead men on the Tuacarora Enervation over the actions between such Indians, Involving the title to real estate, was lost. snJA PASSSD. To extend the time for construct loa of the railroad on the berme side of the Chanango Canal. To provide for the appointment of Janitors for the District Courts In New Tor 1c, and their compensation. Ia addition to the act relating to the foreclosure of the sale of the New York and Krie Railroad. To authorize the divisions of the terms into etostloa districts. Several private bills wore passed. The House adjourned at half past nine P. M. Uk* W?Ti|?Uen Opened. Th. turn v~w ..J T"Umo, March 28, 1M1. v?[k and Erie propeller Portsmouth arrived this morning from Cleveland-the lirst on the T--W Market*. PHIL ADBLPBI A STOCK BOABB. m~.h. *?0h 28, 1MI. 11 >, .Pennsylvania^ RalhW New York at par a 110 per oent discount. N*w OaLsaiM, March 28, Ml. Cotton firm. Sales of 0,000 balsa today, middling 1*5. a 18c. Sngar ttrm ; fair to fully fair 6c. ate. Molaasea, 26o. Flour dull; <>hio, $6 Oorn? Mixed 66c. a 67o. Krel ghts ? Cotton to Liverpool, %. Morni*. March 27, 1881. Cotton ? Sales to-day 1,000 balek, with a fair demand; prices unchanged. Momuc, March 27, 1881. Cotton? Sales to day 1,600 hales: middling at lie. a 12wc. The market Is irm. Cwarijwpow, March 27, 1881. Cotton? Sales Uvdaj 600 bales, at prices ranging from llUo. to 18c. Market Arm. AtTfWfTM , March 27, 1881. Ootton? Market unchanged and little offering NcwotJi, March 28, 1881. Corn? Receipts 108,000 bushels. Market active; white, 82c. a 84c. ; yellow, 88c. a 88X0. ; mixed, 88o. Ootton is Arm and active, with large sales: good running lots, 12*c.; seleot, ll^c.; Inferior doll at 10 Wc. a 11 Mo. Naval storss in limited demand; tar dsll at fl 60 a |l 80. Staves active, rsd oak. hh<ls. , 87.: white, 88. Floor inlet; family brands, $7 76 a $8 26; superfine, $0 a (8 60. Rai TrsoMjMarch 28, 1881. Flour steady: Ohio, $6 a $6 12K. wheat steady rsd, , |1 27 a fl 80; white, 91 40 a SI 86. Corn firm at 69c. a 670. ; yellow, 68r a 68c Provisions doll and unchanged Ooffee advanced \'o. Rice at 12Vc. a 13 )<o. Whiskey dull at 17o. PHtLAtmimi. March 18, 1881. Flour quiet. Wheat firm- sales 8,000 bushels red, tl 28 a 91 .10: Kentucky white. 91 *6W Com active Southern yellow, M,'a'c. a 80c. Mess pork, 917 26, prime, 916. L*rd, 10c. Whiskey doll, 17%o. a 18c CtVcnrHATI. March 28. 1881. Flour ? The market Is excited and unsettled, and holders demand an advance: 94 GO per barrel was ask"d at th.< close. Whiskey has decline! to Mo. a 181*0. Provlilons dull. Money unchanged. ArjtMnrr ov Mrsio? Brnirir to Tint rsixrut Son* it.? By mistake ws announoed Ibis benefit for last evening. It really comes off to night. A soncert Is to be addod to Mr. Anderson's entertainment Fuw in Kasha r Srsmrr ? Shortly after twelve o'clock this morning a 8 re was discovered in the fourth floor' of the six story building No. 114 Nassau street; a dense smoks issued from the windows, and in the spare of leas thanf twenty minutes the (lames broke through the roof. The firemen were early at work, Tin) premises wMre the Are appears to have originated is ooenpled hy nils. Starr Ik Co., hook binders. These premises stand over 1 18 The first floor is occupied hy H. Orlffln k Son. Importers of book binders' material*. At sear one o clor': the Are is still burning, and bears every appearand of a disastrous conflagration. FOUR DATS LATER FUH ARRIVAL OF THE CITY OF BAITMW. Surrender of the Citadel ?1 Messina. THE PAPAL QUESTION. The English Vi? w mi Um M? HI Tariff. Brithb Policy Coneeraiig ito loigtftias ? t Hew GoverameaU. STATE OF THE MARKETS, M., ' Is fek The screw steamship CHjr of Baltimore Ckpkui P?trK, which salted from Liverpool U noon en Um IMl, Mi from Queenetown on the 14U> IMinl, arrived hare yee terday morning. The City of Baltimore brings the following ? P. Read A Co ?1,000 Wafceaaan, I>mna * Bebuchardt A Gob- Oo I W? hard ?,*60 Jaa. Turk" I MM H. 0. B'ookman kOo. 500 ^Uw Ktpr- t* <*>... I.OaO J. T Freeman 7 U Th.wmu- tfoaunan... %,ttM Walsh, Carver ft Hardt A o 40 (0H> Chiao 2M$ Order 14,4*0 T. 1'. Kelp 1 W. (freight I . 414 Total CHI *30 llawlcy A Howe. ... OiO Equal to *400 ItO Including the go hi dejiosiUd on the 13tb, the total sen t to America since tho end of November la about ?4,480,000. Sir Charles Wyke, British Minister to ttsxioo, was about to sail for the scans of hia labors. The IJverpool Port of the 13th Inst sats: ? U la very difficult for Englishmen, notwithstanding thn Mta/toy of Intei oourre, to understand ear traneatfcntto brethren. Wo hardly ever know wtisoihey an In ear nest or when tbey are endeavoring f > impose upon eaoh other. It is possible tint thia last outrage on oummon sense (tlie Mjrrlll tariff; has been perpetrated In erfler to give eclat to the inooming government; far Mr. Ltaeoln oonld hardly hit upon a pore popular or a more concilia tory act than at once to repeal this obnoxious tariff. By doing so he will conciliate the South and gratlfy the Weet. The report of the Atlantic Telegraph Company, to be presented on the 18th Instant, reoommends that the com pany should still ba kept formally In exMtenoe, so aa to preserve its original privileges, consisting of agreement* with the Amerioan companies and Its direct connection with the governments of K-ngUind and the Onit?d States. A subscription had been n?;t on foot in Lntdon to enable 11. Kossuth to defend the action which tho Austrian go vernment had commenced relative to Um Hungarian notes In preparation In Loudon. Tho annual meeting of the Repeal of the Tuna on Knowledge Association was held on the night of the 18th Inst.? Mr. W. Ewart, M. P. , President. There waa a larga attendance. In the Boose of Lords on thn 11th last. a blH to amend the law relating to the marriage of Protestants and Ro man Catholics In Ireland waa read a first time. On the motion of 1/ird Derby, the Select Committee upon the subject of Metropolitan Railways waa dlrsated to Inquire Into the expedleney of making provision for A mlniahlng the ovll eonaequant upon the large slmaH? a ous diaplaoement of Um laboring population by railroad works In London. In the House of Commons on the same evening Um navy estimates (the main features of which have been already published) wore prsatnled by Lard a Paget. ' A general debate ensued touching the oondition of Um B>g ll?h navy, as compared with that of France and the other European Powers. The number of man aaked for, 18,200, was finally voted. Tn the House of Commons on the 13th, Lord John Rus sell said the report of the commission on the Newfound land fisheries was made in I860, and the subject had since been un der consideration. There were still several points upon which arraagementa were not completed. Mr. E. James asked if any information had been re ceived In reference to the oaae of Ore EogHahmen who had been Imprisoned at Naples after havtag received a pardon from Oaribakli. Lord John Russell said the men had been liberated and bad quitted Italy. A division had taken place on Mr. Loeke King's hill. Lord Pa! mere too, and the other seven members of the Cabinet who have seals in the House of Commons, veted far the second reading. The announcement Is made that the Grand Trmtk Rail way Company of Canada are not able to meet Iks In terest due the lith lnst. on the stock of the Allan tie and St. Inwrence Company, which la leased by toe Grand Trunk. BAmong the many rumors afloat In regard to M^sr Yel verton, the Cork Berald of the 9th gtvee currency to Um following > We are Informed that Major Yetvertcn was tisaasntkig business yesterday la thia city. It la rumored that bath he and Mrs. (Forbes) Y elver ton sailed from Qneenatown yesterday for America. Per contra, the Cork Examiner of the 11th Inst, state* that the above rumor is, so far as the lady Is concerned, uafounded. A Plymouth paper says It bu retired information from a reliable quarter to the egeit that the m order al Road Home hu been confneeed by Mlas Ooast-moe Kent, who It Is said staiee that she drowned the oft lid aad after wards cut Its throat and opened tbe shutters of the bouae to order to avert suspicion frtm hereelf . The report adds tnnt IIIm Canatuce Kent Ma shown evidence of deraafo meet, end la now In confinement. Two hundred aad seventy noblemen and gentlaMa were present at her Majesty's levee en tbe 13th. The death of Jen. Riddel oauaea a vacancy In the oolo nelcy of the Sixth regiment of foot. The death of Lteet. Oea. Sir L. Lovell aeueee a vacancy in the colonelcy of tbe Twelfth Laaoerm. Tbe debate on the addreen In the French legislative corpe would probably last five or atz days >onger. The Par la correspondent of the London Timet any* that the wax meat advocates of tbe Pope'a temporal power to not oalculate on more than a minority of eighty to ninety on tbe amendment that it be maintained. Tbe Par la Momleur aeerlbee the surrender of Messina to the good offices of the French government. A telegraphic despatch from Lisbon states that, ewtag to the bad prospects of tbe grain crops, tbe Ministry con template meesures for the permanent admission of whaai at a Axed duty of sight shillings; bat If the ensuing har vest Is uafavoraM* free Importation for a limited time Is anticipated. Tbe Liverpool Timet of the 13th last, states that Me Riley, second mate of the American ship karathoa, waa brought before tbe Oeart in that ctty on tbe previous day, on a charge of marderosaty causing tbe death of Henry Brown, ea able eeaman on board the abovs named ship. Tbe magistrate ordered tbe depcsltloos of the wit ntt.? to be aent to tbe American Consul, who would transfer the prisoner to America for trial. The new steamer Hlbernla, of tbe Gel way line, had made a satisfactory official trial trip. She bad exooeded fifteen knots an hour. The Africa reached Liverpool at about one A. M. SB the lttb, snd tbe Jura on the foreaooa of tbe 13th Inst. the Kangaroo reached Queenstown at ten A. ML OB the 11th Inst. The English Press on the Amsrisaa RrvolatleS> [Krem the I-ondos Times, March 11.1 At any rate far the present, the great Amir 111 Uaiea Is effect sally divided Into two rival ooaftdersotes. The Southern, tainted with the blight of slavery, etataed wtth pest and by no means free from the Impetatkm "fetors filibustering expeditions, and called Into exlstoaee, It would seem , by a oourse of deliberate aad deep WdWW son on the part of the high cfflsers of tbe government or Washington In the Northern coafsdoraoy, on theoentrmy> slavery, If not wholly extinguished, assumes a tsmpsrary and provlskxal character Wo treachery has Vee at work to prodnce tbe d leruptloo , and tbe principles avowed an ?oc>i ss to command the sympathise or everyfree and enlightened oeople Such are the widely d Unseat auip ces under whx h the two rival repobllm start Into exietence Out mar-kind will not ultimately judf* these th infra by sympatblm and natlpathlee; they wUl be greatly iwayed by their own laMtt*, Mhd