Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 12, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 12, 1861 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, EDITOR AND l'KOKKLfeiTOK. OFFICE N. W. CORNER OK FULTON AND NASSAU STS. Volauit XXVI No. lt?I AMUSEMENTS TIWS EVENING ACADEMY OF Mr8If\ Kunrtoeotii ?traet.?Italian Ol'MKA?LlNUA D1 GtlAMOUNII. NIBLOS GARDEN, BnuidwHy.-NiroN's Bor.it Gtitoos WINTER GARDEN. Broadway. oppouite Boui itreel.? BillhJ IN TUB WOOD?I'OUH'N .'OK. BOWERY THEATRE. Bowery?SrALDiNG A BO(.mks> Euukstuia* TiiOtrN. _____ WALLACE'S THEATRE, Brawny.?nxNBinrt?A Bwbuk Fix. _______ LAURA SKENE'S THEATRE, No. 634 Broadway ? 8*v*? humus. ______ NEW ROW8RY TITKATRK, Bowery.?R vc Pickkr or Nkw Yohx?Simon Jknninos? Doih.ini; roa x Wire. BARNUM'S AMERICAN MUSEUM, Broailwsj.-Day aud Evening? Rur? Okai hv?Flvino Dutchman?Ukaks, Ska Lion and Otui.k Ciuiosmta. NIBLO'R SALOON. Broadway.?Llotd't Misstiikls IN BoKtKaoDif.s Bonos, Dancfs, Ac ?Bu.lv 1'xrrt.uaoK. MELODEON CONCERT IIALL, No. 639 Broadway.? Bonoa, DANcas, Buklasqchs, a,. METROPOLITAN HALL, Jersey City?Vocal Cokckbt. New York, Friday, April IK, IMC I. 1'U* Nrws. Highly important news from Charleston is pub lished in this morning's paper. Major Anderson was formally summoned, by General Ueauregard, the commander of the secession forces, at noon yesterday, to surrender Fort Sumter. Major An derson declined compliance, alleging that such a course would be incompatible with his duty to his government. The people of Charleston were intensely excited on the receipt of this refusal to surrender the Fort. The piers and housetops, and all the places from whence a view of the harbor could be obtained, were thronged with men and women, eager to witness the conflict, which was expected momentarily to begin. No hostile shot, however, was fired on either side. Ilut later in the day negotiation* were reopened between the commanders, and pending their conclusion i: ?-tilities have of course been postponed. The federal fleet had not made its appearance off Charleston at last account*. The non-arrival of the squadron off Charleston is d" btless due to the heavy gale that has pre vailed along the Southern coast for the past two or th.ee days. The storm was so severe that a large number of vessels, including several steam ers, were obliged to take refuge in Hampton Roads. The Southern Commissioners to Washington yesterday sent to the Department of State their rejoinder to the note of .Mr. Seward rejecting their offer to treat with reference to the troubles of the nation. They believe war inevitable, aud have proceeded to Montgomery to report to the Confederate States government. The excitement in Washington, caused by the enrolment of voluuteeis for the defence of the federal capital, was renewed yesterday, and con tinued without abatement. There are now, it is naid, about one the usand of the uniformed militia of the District mustered into service. The non resident', including many office seeker-, are or ganizing a volunteer corps. Accou ? from New Mexico state that the citi zens ( , \Mzona, in convention at Mesilla, have voted th.i 1 crritory out of the Union. The In. - tor five million dollar* of Treasury nut. were opened at Washington last evening. Tin entire amount w as taken at par to 27-100 pre mium There were fCiU.i <h? more ottered thau was cal.c-l for. i ? j re-tnt session <>f our State l-egislatnre beitp near it-, close, both houses arc pushing mat r? a* tivoly. A large ainouat of busiuvs* was transacted yesterday. I? the Seuate the Cover uor's \eto of the Albany and Susquehanna Hail road appropriation bill was taken up. ami an un successful effort made to pass it by a two-thirds vote. The bill arranging the new Congressional apportionment of the State, on the basis of the tdistof ISCf), was presented from the select committee and dist ussed. It will be found in an other column of this paper. Various other matters were aited on bv the Senate;' In the Assembly the New t orh city tax levy bill was passed: aUo the City Chamberlain bill and the bill incorpo rating the Artists' fund Society of New York. The bill appropriating hail a million to promote the efficiency of the State militia was reported back to the House from the committee to which it was referred the previous day. was discussed ?warmly and at length, aid, on being put on its passage, was defeated. It was afterwards called up again, and referred to a select committee, who will report it to tin- House again to-day. The government steam transport f'eatzacoalcos, from Pus* Cavallo, Texas, with United States troo{ arrived at this port yesterday. An ac count of her voyage, together with the names of her pa songeas, and a list of the companies of sol diers, i: iy be found in another column. She land ed companies A and II, First infantry, at Key West, tc garrison the barrack*at that place. The troops remaining in Texas were in excellent health, aud abundantly supplied with provbions. They number about one thouaud men, aud will be ship ped on board tbe steamers Umpire City and Htur of the West. Ity the arrival of the overland express we have news from Han Francisco to the afternoon of the SOtli ult. Very heavy rains had fallen, which, to gether with the melting of the snow on the moun tains. had swollen the rivers and streams in the interior of California, so that the water w as higher than ut any time since 18.V?\ The Hood had swept uway bridges, thousands of a< res of land were rvubnicrg) d, large quantities of stu? k drowned and several lives lost. The damage is estimated by iiundri ds of thousand* of dollars. The Impassable * oudition of the road-, preventing the transporta tion of goods to the interior, had cheeked business operations, but pri. es had not been materially affected. In the Legislature the committee ap pointed to investigate the fact* with reference to tin alleged mistake in the count of the votes for United Mates Senator had made u report, and a joint resolution was adopted to go into another election on the 'id inst. lly way of Havana we have received definite intelligence In regard to the long whispered of descent on Han Domingo. The Havana papers have at length spoken, oml it is somewhat singu lar that the very first mention made of the affair by that press should be the announcement of it* consummation. We have the authority of the Mario <lr la Marina, of Havana, and the pro clamation of Hantana, ex-President of the ex re|w biic of San Domingo, for the statement that the Dgminirad portion of the island has passed once more under the dominion of the Spanish crown, and is now held by seven thousand bayo nets of tier Catholic Mejesty's army. Interesting detail* will be found in our news rolumus. There not being a quorum of Connoilmen pre sent at the (all of the roll last evening, the Huard adjourned till Monday. The business ?t the Cu-|om House continues very dull, everything is at a stand still. Mr. Harney I aving left for Washington, the usual after D99U reception was dhq ea*ed with yesterday, the implications Laving to be left for examination in stead of being presented personally. The Col lector is expected to be absent until Monday next. We have in type, but are unable to publish this morning, for want of space, the communication ,-ent to the Legislature on Wednesday by Messrs. John A. King, Wm. Curtis Noyce, A. 11. James, J. C. Smith and James S. Wadsworth, a portion of the State Commission to the late Washington I'cace Conference, in reply to Mr. David l>udley Field s recent public explanation of his absence from the Conference when the vote of New 1 ork wa? cast on the proposed amendment to the constitution. We have oiso Mr. Field's rejoinder to this docu ment of his colleagues. At the fortnightly meeting of the Commissioners of Charities and Correction yesterday the Com mittee of the Whole reported that they have pur chased a steamer for the use ol the department, which will make three trips a day between the city and the institutions. The report also contained a correspondence which has passed between the Board and l>r. Taj lor, the President of the Medical Board of Iletlevue Hospital, in reference to the legal establishment of the Bellevue Hospital Medi cal College. The college is to be built by private subscription, and its peculiar feature w ill be the prominence given to clinical instruction. Theieaie now In the institutions 8,072 persons?a decrease during the week of 01. The number admitted last week was 2,M12. and the number discharged, transferred or who died, numbered 2,100. The cotton market wan quiet ycstonlay and loss buoy ntt. Dealers were awaiting later news from Europe and from tbo South. The sales embraced about 7C0 bales, in lots, closing on the basis or about 12 s,,c. for middling ui lauds. large holders wore not pressing sales. At last dates the decrease at the ports compared With lust year, had reached 835,000 bales, and the decrease in exports to Oreai Britain 133,000 buksr to France, 7.000, and to other foreign ports, 67,OtO. Total decroase in exports, 262 COO bales, leaving a stock on hand of 411,000 bales, against 798 000 in 1800, 772,000 in 1H69, and 700,000 bales in 1858. Tlio receipts of Hour b?ing moderate, th market ixhibltcd mo-o ilrmni'ES and activity, and closed at an advance of 2X>. a 6c. per barrel on common and medium grades. Wheat was also in good request, cli'idly fcr export, and prices closed quite firm and rather higher for some grades. Corn was also firmer and in fair demand, with sales for homo use and for expurt. Pork wusiirm, with salts of mots at $17 50, and of prime at $13. Beef was also firmer and in good demand, with sales of repacked rntss ut $8 37* a $10 26. and extra do. at Si.0 50 a $11 f0. Sugars were steady and in fair re ruest with sales of about 000 hhds., at rate given in another column. Coffee was comparatively quiet, but steady. Freights were less active, while the engagements were moderate at uuchaoged rates. Tlte Civil lt ur-Thr Absolute Necessity of an Extra Session of Congress. It is the bounden duly of President Lincoln, at this stage ot the terrible crisis through which the country is passing, to call an extra session of Congress, which shall pronounce authoritatively upon the means to be adopted to restore peace and prosperity to the nution. An idea prevails in the community, that the rein forcement, which is being attempted by the administration, of Fort Sumter, will, perhaps, prove not to have been an irreparable cala mity, if, thereby, an end shall be put to the gnawing suspense and feverish excitement, that have prevailed during the last few weeks. In case of collision and bloodshed, a victory, on either side, will, it is hoped, prepare the wny lor a definite settlement of differences, and a dealing of the atmosphere from the dark and threatening clouds that overshadow the lnture. This is a sud mistake. The intentions of the Waibington administration will not be changed by a repulse iu Charleston harbor, and the hostility of the Montgomery govern ment will only be intensified by a temporary humiliation. Tens of thousands of troops, w ill replace the small hosts now arrayed against each other, and the area of conllict will be widened, instead of diminished. The princi ples which inspire the two sections will remain unchanged, and, after the land has been drained of its resources, and untold lives have been expended, in fratricidal warfare, both par ties will be compelled to negotiate peace, from the same basis that exists at present. 1 here fore. Congress, which alone can propo-e a re medy, should be called upon to Interpose, be fore the evil has extended further, and become it reputable. No human being can foresee where and when the tragedy will cease, after the first diop of blood shall have been shed. The Southern confederacy stands firm and unshaken upon the principle of revolutionary r'ght ?the sa m that has been the justification, in the eyes ul posterity,of the declaration, by the colonies, of their independence from (Jreal ilritain, in 1770. Their platform will be uude, intrinsically, neither weaker nor stronger by defeat or triumph. The lormcr will inspire them, how ever. with the zeal of martyrs in a just cause, while, from the latter, they may hope to de rive a material strength, which shall render their position impregnable. The Washington Cabinet relies upon constitutional authority, and justifies its policy by an appeal la the laws of the land*. If the fleet and troops it has despatched to Forts Pickens and Sumter, are unsuccessful in their mission, those laws will authorize recurrence to similar attempts; while, if they enable government to retain thoee defences, it will have only gained a loss, com plicated entanglements, and aggravated exist ing cmbitterments. Both the Northern and Southern administrations, have already shown a disposition to o\ instep legal boundaries, and. when fighting shall have commenced, it is to be feared they will throw off all restraint, and thut statutes and constitutions will eea?c to be a barrier between their pa?sion> and an en venomed conflict, w ithout a parallel in modern times. Let Mr. Lincoln, then, call Congress tog* ther. without delay, lie its proceeding-' what they may, it will be looked to by the pujUic as a safeguard, and no legislation it may adopt, can render the prospect before the country more dreary and desolate than it i% now. Py Congress alone can any rem dy be ap plied, which will adequately meet the exigen cies of the republic. It can stay the progress of civil war; propose amendments to the con stitution, which shall pave the way for a recon struction of the I'nion; or, in case it can agree upon no measure, submit the agitating issues of the period to the people. If the Crittenden, or even tbo iligler amendments to the constitu tion, had been adopted by the late Congress, an instant stop would have been put to the pro gress of the disunion contagion in the South. Virginia is now on the eve of secession, and Maryland and the other border States will fol low in her wake. This may be prevented by an extra session of Congress: while, if it is not called, we may soon see the twelve millions of people of the South, in battle array against the eighteen millions of the North, with no possible prospect, in the future, but anarchy and mili tary despotism. The United States has. within six months, fallen from its place in the scale of nations. We are jeeringly reminded, by the press of Europe, that we can have no claim here after to the respect and influence we once en joyed. Envied and admired as we lately were, by the enlightened of every laud; our institu- i tions a model for patriots; and our form of government a salutary and benefioent example to those who are throwing off a despotic yoke; we hare become a byword and a laughing stock, and a cloud of shame encompasses our fair fame. Great Britain affects to pa tronize and pity us; the Emperor of the French mourns over our lost unity; and the statesmen who lead the cabinets of Europe, behold, with amazement, the hideous national suicide we are perpetrating. Unless Congress interposes, nothing can prevent the entire de struction of our national prosperity, by the steady roll forward of the Juggernaut car of in ternecine strife, which has been so ruthlessly set in motion. Civil war once commenced in nations, has seldom ceased, until it has brought forth ter rible fruits of calamity and bloodshed. Slowly grew the one dark spot of trouble, in the Ro man republic, until it ended in just such storms as we are menaced with, by more rapid ad vances. in America. Its palmy days, subse quent to the establishment of equality, by the Licinian rogations, had lasted three times the length of ours, before those divisions arose which ended in a military despotism. Never did the sun of Roman freedom chine >o brightly; never was its rule so firmly established, as when the rivalry between Octavius and Grac chus?the respective heads of the forensic mob and the senatorial nobility, the sectional par ties of that ^ay?began. Then came the armed hostility of Scipio and Crassus; later the more extended conflicts of Marius aud Sy 11a; with the latter, such catering to popular passions as prepared the way for I'ompey and Ca^ar; and, finally, the triumvirate of Lepidus, Antony, and Augustus, which ended in the imperial auto cracy that preceded the fall of Rome. It will require but a few months for the United States to sink into depths lower than were reached by Rome, in years. If Congress does not intervene; if the good sense, wisdom, civi ilization and humanity of the age, flud no representation in that body; if counsels of peace do not prevail; and tho most fearful of all horrors?a war between brother and brother?is to be stereotyped upon the country, the end we are fast approaching will be bitter indeed. Far better that the Union shobld perish forever, than that a result so hu miliating and disastrous should be expe rienced. > The developementa of each hour, are looked forward to with dread. At any moment the news may arrive that blood has been shed, and that the harbor of Charleston has been the scene of carnage. The prospect is dark and menacing; but sad as the state of affairs is, it will become worse, unless there is a prompt and speedy remedy. The representatives of the people in Congress, are the only power ca pable of applying it, and it is the duty of the President of the United States, to convene them, without delay. Otherwise, oceans of blood, and millions of treasure, will be wasted, with no other imaginable end than to leave the country exhausted, impoverished and wretched, and. worse than all, despoiled of the freedom purchased at such cost by our forefathers. Our Impending Civil War?The Hungers and the Haty of New Vork City* Civil war is upon us. Our federal adminis tration, approving the counsels oj" our warlike cotemporaries?the Tribune, Courier and En quirtr. Times and other tepublicun journals ? has resolved that the Union is worth the ex periment of civil war. We are expecting every moment the news from Charleston that civil war, upon a paltry party abstraction or two, has been inaugurated. Once begun, where is it to end ": In the restoration of the Union? That idea i? preposterous. In a mili tary despotism? Yes after the resources of the belligerents ore exhausted, aud the people of the North and fc'outh prostrated financially, commercially, and iu all their industrial pur suits?are prepared to submit to the rule of a military dictator, a - a relief ltorn the terrors of anarchy. Meantime we are forewarned, from the leach irgs of history, that when a nation is visited by a wasting civil war, its great commer cial cities feel first and moat heavily its op ptessive burthens. The city of New York, therefore, if thiscoumry is to suffer the calami ties of a wasting civ il war. will suffer in pro portion to its wealth, its poverty, and its de pendence upon a state of peace. Under cover of law and popular elections, uo people of any other city in Christendom have suffered so much as the taxpuying people ot this metropolis have suffered and are suffering from the rule of ruffians and robbers. What, then, will be our portion with the excitements, confusion, disorder and lawlessness incident to civil war t aging in our midst? Neither life nor property will be secure; "for where the carcass is there will the vultures be gathered together." The city of New York owes its prosperity, population, wealth, commercial and political power, to the Union: but its very existence de pends upon peuce, law and order. The disrup tion of the Union has suddenly arrested our progress, and haa, brought this great communi ty to a lively appreciation of the value of our late relations of union und brotherhood with the people of the South. The Union is broken, and civil war is resorted to by our federal government to restore it. believing that this desperate remedy will be utterly ruinous to all our hopes and prospects as a civilized peo ple. and particularly destructive of the mate rial interests of this great city, what is the first duty of its people? Our first duty is to meet together and consult upon the ways and means best calculated to save us from ihe horrors of civil strife. Commanding, as we do now, the sinews of war, we may, perhaps, command peace, If wo proceed promptly, unitedly and earnestly to work for this great object We accordingly suggest to our conserva tive fellow citizens, of all parties and all pur subs on this island, the call of a great peace meeting without delay, with a view to the ap pointment of peace commi'sioners to the go vernment at Washington and the government at Montgomery in luhalf of an armistice, and an extra session of the United States Congress and ot the Confederate States Congress, in view of a treaty of peace. The late Peace Conference, called together at Washington at the instance of the Virginia Legislature, and the State Con vention still in resslon at Richmond, have done all they could or can do in behalf of Union and peace. We have been looking for relief to Vir ginia until that hope Is gone. Now it devolves upon the great Umpire City of the continent to put her shoulder to the wheel, and for her own safety. Under the terrible disorganizing ole rents of a civil strife we are not secure against Ute evils of anarchy; and if we ceaaoi t iD aside the drawn sword of war, we may at least put t^is metropolis in a condition of se curity against such eventualities as those of squatter sovereignty in Kansas. The peace of the country is surely worth an effort on the part of New York city in the man ner indicated; but the internal security of the city itself, against all the possible contingen cies of a civil war, is a duty which no good citi zen can hesitate to rec ognise and to discharge. Let us have, then, without delay, a grand moss meeting of our responsible and law abiding fellow citizens, in behalf of peace and of law and order. Let us, while still hoping and striving for the best, prepare for the worst. The Secession' ok Arizona and the Grand Programme Isvoi/ved in It.?Arizona has se ceded, gone out, left the United and joined the Confederate States. Arizona! Where is Ari zona ? It is the Gad3den country, the territory acquired by the Gadsden treaty, and for which the United States paid, if we are not mistaken, ten millions of dollars to Mexico. At i/ona, as jet, is of very little account. Its geueral cha racter is that oi a desert, and its white popula tion is limited to a few hundreds in a few villages. Hut as this unorganized Teriiiory exteuus to the head of the Gulf ol California and as its mountains and valleys are known to be rich in silver and gold, it has very great expectations of one day being a second edition of California, p&rttculaily with the annexation of Sotoia and Lower California, which will in clude that gulf, six or seven hundred miles long, the peninsula, and, on the l'ucitic, a cor responding line ol sea coast This prospective annexation and command of the Pacific Ocean Is, no doubt, at the bottom of this Arizona secession movement. New Mesico pioper lies between Arizona and Texa*; so that to make the secession line complete across the continent, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of California, New M-xlco must i-ecede; and she will probably be the next to go. Then, if they can hold their ground, the Confederate States, occupying the north side of oar Mexican boundary all the way through to the Gulf of California, will have secured the monopoly of any further acquisition of Mexican soil. This iB the game which, we suspect, the appointment of Hon. Tom Corwin as Mr. Lin coln's Minister to Mexico is designed to block. And thus Ihe reader will perceive that this se cession of Arizona, though a small affair ot itself, comprehends a grand programme of ex pansion on the part of the Confederate States, which the government of the United States is moving to defeat. To this end it is probable that the troops which arrived here yesterday from Texas will soon b.- shipped back there again. General Scott's long head in military matters is in this work, and we hope he may live to see the end of it. and the reign of peace once moie. NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Wakhi.\gtox, April 11, 1881.

P. C. Jackson, of Madison, has been appointed Marshal, and J. B Cogjjswol, of Milwaukee, District Attorney of Wisconsin. lion. Mr. l'ottcr, of Wisconsin, has been forced by sick ness to leave hero ior the sea shore. Col I araon, recently appointed Max.-hal for tho District of Columb..a, continues George W. Philips. who serve! under n.s two predecessors, as bis deputy. K. 8. Cleveland has been appointed Postmaster of Hert ford, Connecticut. There is a move meut making for a i aion miss meet mg, of citi/rl? atd rc2idouu> now in this city, to lake place within a few days. TTIt Af'COIVTtoKNTS. (Collector Parney, of New York, a-rlvcd here this morning. A3 his last visit was . iguuhz- I by some New fork appointments, it is presumed t! at the remaining expectants from the Fmpiro City v ill be at last relieved from the "anxious bencli" during !it.<- stay. Postmaster Taylor, of New York, hu t aa interview with the President and the Postmaster G. u -ra. to day. Tho New York appointments will n <t bo made until next Monday or Tuesday. TIIK nilvKK.X MlM-TfKM AM) TBS Ci ISJ3. A'l the Foreign Ministers are propar.ng despatches to their governments announcing the momentous move nients of the administration aud the apparent inevita bility of civil war. tmk MAShAmrsCTm imnimm, The MaesachusetU Senators, and ropn t entail ves Train, Alley and Gooch, and Mr. Burlingame, called upon the I'res dent to day to urge him to n; >ke lie - appointments lor tiiat State accord.ug to the slate caaricM down by tliem. The I*rtsid?nt gave the geatlerien no sat'sfactlon, ai d the Impression is tiiat be will break the slate. Fzra Iiaco'u. of Massachusetts, has been appointed As siMant I nited Mates Treasurer at Boston. Mr. S'ae?c has been appointed Postmaster at 8prlngfleld, Musaachu StlltS John A. Goodwin, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Beprt sontattves, lias been appointed Postmaster of i wen, Massachusetts. Tint Hiit.Atu- tent* ATTorsrTMKsrs. irrr. The Philadelphia appointments w U1 be made next Wednesday. coveris RXrisiMy.Fi>. The President his recognized Pt-oriheluich Rudolph K'mhavt as Consul of Hamburg Karl August Stotteu foht, Consul or Iaibec, and Giuseppe au for* Dei Duchl rii l.icignaiio, Consul General of Sardinia, ad at New York. KITectS of the Recent hale on the South ern Count. Norn-nut, April 10, 1881. Arrive), steamer Hankow, from New York, leaking and ntherw'ee damaged. a large number of veasels, mostly from the South, are detained by storm in tho Road*. Ihe l'oeahontos sailed to day with sealed orders tan steamer .south Caroliua, from B?-Uia, hound to Charleston, touched here to-day to land twenty-live pas sengers. She experienred a very heavy gale. Ihe steamer Potomac, from Chnr'eSUin, bound to Balti more, has put into this |>ort lor coal Ihe Meamer Goorgiama, from Baltimore on Monday, iKiunu here, lias not neon heard from, she being over due. Rowmv. .w.rll 11, isai. Tlit steamer South Carolina, hence for CnarlOMOn, put into Norfolk yesterday nnd landed her pi&ougers, tweit ty live in all. and then proceeded for Charleston Ills supjioted that alio spoke the war lie t, and from midli st 11 s received thought it imprudent to t.ikJ her puMeu geie to Charieeton. Markets. Nkw Oh.ka.xs, April 11. 1861. Cottor.??alc? today 1,500 ha s, middling. lil'.c. a IV1,c. Sugar tirm; fair to fully l air. 5c a 8c. Ki >ur quiet; Ohio. $.> 20 a $5. 0 < 11?Mixed, 6Jr. a 5K. . Polk quiet; mcsj.fls 25 Freights -(v-ttori lo Havre, "?c. Monn> April 10, 1881 Cotton?Sales of 600 bales at 12f,c a t'l1ic. lor mid dlmg. The market it quiet and > aster. Momir, April ll, I86l. O>ttoo.?Bales of 650 bales, middling, IS<tc. a IdS.c Market quiet and lower. A' (V -ta, April ll, I86l Cotton Sales of I 600 bales, ranging at 9c. to Uc. for middling. Market firm. Bm<s Ktrx AuroJtT or Mi eic ?"I.* .lulvo" was given lint night to a very fair house, but not s ich as was to be cx|s cted oo tbe o< caslon of a grand spectacular repre sentation involving so much expense, If the tuebie e(lie's were not quite as good as at th" Now Y'ork Aea demy, the performance was in nuny r?tq>ects better. Kv>'u Colfon surpassed her efforts of Urn previous night, which were admitted to place her on a level witti any litKtdietioe that has played here in Deride of Richot, Alic was callid out after every act with fltlgelll, whive t'.liu/ar Is really a su|>erh performance Mi?* Itmkiey and Puiint also merited tho applause which they so ahuudantly received. on ?;?turda> "Mi ses in Kgypf will be given in Brook yn, with new scenery, cufclumea, Ate This will lie the last jwrlormani e of tbe Associated Artists, as they play In Philadelphia on Monday. Ms. Davii*;f's Baxmrr ? U will be seen by a notice in oar advertliing columns that this popular comedian take* his benefit at the Winter Garden on .Saturday next, lbth instant. He has engaged for this occasion Mr ('has I if I Ion, who o peifo;niaore of IMpbegor, on his flr?t appear sure in Ntw Yoik n few months since, st imped him at once ns an artist of uncommon merit Mr Dsv dge s own claims on the fsvorof our New York audiences hard Iy required this relnforremeot of a'tracttou. Ifc wat suit to h?re had good a h wse in aay event. H?WS FROfl 11C STATE CITTTAL. Albany, April 11,1881. There la a great rush of New Yorkers here, on all mu nor of subjects. The Health bill attracts the large*: crowd. The Senate this afternoon went into Committee of the Whole on the Chamberlain bill, and ordered the bill, as it passed the Assembly, to a third reading. Ssnator Hammond?one of the future associate editors of the Hintt, a paper deeply interested in the appointment of Stout? opjwsed it in every manner andjiorra in his power. H will come up for a third reading in that body to morrow. It dow looks as though the Senate would confirm Van Dyck,and they will probably have an executive session to morrow. The action of certain Senators has brought about this change, ui connection with the fact that liie (iovernor would have no power to appoint after the legislature adjourned, with the nouiinatiou o.' Van Djck pending. Ai iiany, April 12?12 V. M. The Senate has been in the Committee of the Whole all the evening, on the bill to call a convention to amend the constitution, which was ordered to a third rending, but by so small a vote that it looks somewuat doubtful about its passage. 'lho fume Committee debated at much length the Capi tal Ihiuisliment bill. The Assembly rushed business On the tbird reading of bills a large'number were acted upon, mostly local. The llarlen BriJgo bill was pissed by a largo vote. It has already passed the Senate, nut has to g? back to that body to art upon ihe amendments mule in the Assembly Committee. Turn is one of the "big things" of the ttSBiog. lhc Military Appropriation bill was called from the table tbiu evening and the vote reconsidered, and tie bill referred to a select comnit'eeof Us trieuds, to lix up to suit the Assembly, with iustrudtion to u-port to morrow mornmg We shall Uavo another controversy over it to morrow. It wl 1 probably be passed. The Senate committee en i lie Charter Commission bill will add at least six names to the commission. The repub lican names alrmdy tired opou are Wm Tucker, C. H. Marshall ami c. W. Blunt-' The democratic names have not been agreed upon The Congressional Apportionment Bill was made ttie special order in lho Seuate for twelve o'clock to morrow. NEW YORK LEGISLATURE. [Senate, Albany, April 10,1861. A pleasing interlude was offered to to-da\'s proceedings in the Senate, by the presentation to James Ter willlg. r Clerk of the Senate, by lho Lieutenant Governor and members of the Senate, of a handsome service of silver. The Senate is doing a large business at the morning sea sion. The Governor's veto of the Albany and Sur-queliauna Railroad bill was taken up. Jfter a long debate the Senate susiftinod tie veto tin the question, Sh ill the bill pass notw iikM.audiug the vetoi the vote was 18 to 13?not a two third majority? us follows.? Ayfv?Messrs Abed, Blood, Co vin, Connolly, Ga-dner1 Go..-, Uiant, Hammond, Kelly, wauierre, J. Mc. i,. Murphy Cri -?er Ramsey, ttobertaon, Koth, Spinola, Iruinau, War" ner. - Noxs? Messrs. Boll, Ferry, Flero, Ilillhouie, KetrUum, Lapliam, Lawrence, Metlraw. Moutgomery, 1*. 1*. Murphy JUrhmond, Sessions, Williams The result occasioned much excitement. Mr. McjRaw gave notice of a motion to suspend the rules so as to nioic forward the bill of the Madison Uni versity. Mr. Sraoui, from the Grinding Committee, reported the Bushwick Avenue bill, an J the bill to alter the Com missioners' mup of Broekly n 10 bo reported complete. Mr. Goss, from the Select <' .remittee, reported the bill to apportion the Oougres-ionul districts of the State. Mr. Connolly submitted a minority report objecting to the apportionment at this time. A motion to iiostpone action indefinitely wa3 lost, and the bill was mode the special order for this evening. .Several bills were reported, among them the bill to in crease the |M>wor of the canal appraisers, which was re Iiorted for the consideration of the Senate only. The following bills wore pass. U:? Citing the consent of the suie to the pur< hue, by the United States, of the Sister Islands Amending the act to incorporate the companies that navigate the lakes and rivers. The bill relative to the Chamberlain of New Cork city was substituted for the Senate bill, and was ordered to a iliiid readirg. Mr. Btibola reported complete the bill altering the commissioners' map of the city of Brooklyn. Also in reference to Bushwiek avenue, in Brooklyn. EVENING SESSION. The bill dividing the State into Congressional districts was made the special crder for to-morrow. The bills submitting the question or calling a conven tion to revise and amend th> constitution, and renting to the Chamberlain of Now York city, were ordered to a third reading. The bill providing for the more certain punishment or ctimes, treason, murder and arsou, in th" lirsl degree, wus taken up in the Commit tee of the Whole, aud th > Assembly bill providing lor tnu puuv-hmcut oi murder, iu the Prst degree, by neath was substituted. A eebuie occupy tug several htlns ensued. The oppo Dints ot the deatu penalty, led hy Messrs Collin, t'ru a.an aud Ltpham, malting a strong opposition 1'eudlng the motion to order the bill to a third reading the com mittee rose. ten itor Mimi k, In a question of privilege, desired that h's vote be recorded n ihe negative on the question of ill parsu-o of the Albany aud Susqueiiannuti Railroad bill .-tor tho veto of the Governor, his desire being losu.-s tani the veto. Adjourned at 11:30 I'. M. Assembly. Aimany. April 11, 1861. Hie A -embly is pushing business with vigor, and there are judications of determined ? cHurls at logrolling ou aeveiai big mtasurcs, but With doubtful chance of succor. Mr. Walsh, under the T'cbinson resolution, moved for ward the bill to amend the act of 1H?0 for opening Ma It - eon avenue, in New York, and it was referred to the select committee to report complete. The vote defeating the bill in relatlou to actions now ponding or hereafter to be brought t>y re.viveroot Insolvent mutual insurance companies was reoosstdered. A motion to iicommit was lo>t, and the bill iias.st <1 by J!? to is on motion of Mr Coeass, tbo Now York city annual Tat L< vy was put on the final passage. Mr. V akja.v moved to recommit, with instructions to rcJticc the appropriation lor repairs of roads and live lines to twenty-live thousand dollars, to strike out the Section allowing one bun au to draw unexpended moneys from anoiber, and for other amendments. Messrs. Uoza.xh and Ak< uuuiu'8 opposed a recommittal, on the ground or conger in delay. The motion was bat, and the lull passed by H4 to 8. The enacting clause was stricken out of the bill to amend the law for the collection or demands against ships, vitMds, Ac. Mr. Bim.ium moved to take from the table the motion to tcronmdrr the vote dclcatiiig tne insolvent hill amend tug the One third act. Ayes aud nays worn demanded, and before the catling of the roll was completed it was evident that the vote could not he reconsidered. The friends ot the bill consequently changed votes, and the motu n to take it from the tabic was lost by 41 to 55. tin motion of Mr. lUMcnr the Uiooklyn lroOcieney hill was read the third time and passed. whim rase an. In relation to lines, recognizances and forfeitures. To incorporate the Artlats Fund skiciety ot Now York. In relation to the Chamberlain of the city of New York. To authorize the Commissioners of the 8tnkiag Fund of New York to sell certain laads in said city. To incorporate the Bath and Coney Is aud Bridge Com pany Mr. Woonmrr reported complete toe bill to provide more ellectuaily lor vagrancy uml other petty of leteos In the police ootirts of New York, and it was or deed to a third leading. the Hail Million Appropriation bill to arm the militia of ti e Mute was reported bark with the amendments ordered to be inserted yesterday. M'. Pofeit moved to lecomuder the vote and again strike out the amendment. The sub. ect is being deflated w.iruily. Mi. I'iakik repot t<d buck the bill appropriating half a million of nollais to arm the militia of th > Main with Mr Itoiu.Nsos's iBiMoeat inserted aocording t. the in. tri eta i s of the House, anil inov d to reeousldcr the vole by which the amendment wan adop'ed. after a warni debate lho House refused to reconsider the vide, thus plucmg the amendment irrevocably to the bill The but was tin u tend tne third time and lost. A}f. CO: nays 46 "tor. IV si k moved to reconsider the vole. laid on the table. The bill to prevent the mutilation of records in Now York wad rolerrcd to be reported i impute. Tlie bill to authorize tbotioMy Inland and KrO'klvti Haiitcad Company to construct a run l with rails le- ih in fltty pound* weight to 'he lineal yard, was parse I. The enanleg clause was stricken out of the bill in re. latum to the hev Academy of .New \ i MKNIXtt ggfdttOM. Mr Binsi * railed from the table the motion to recjc ilder the vi te defeating the half million military appro* prl.'ition bill sn i it an* carried, 7D to 17. Ihe bi'l w then being again put on the third rot Has, Mi. Ih Kites moved to recommit to a select committee or Ave, to perp ft and report tomorrow. Carried, Td to 21. Mr Ki k.viv/aiped the point of order that tV* amend mi nt ot Mr Robinson having been inserted by a \ ot# or tlie Homo, and the motion to rccoiisldur lost, it could not now lie removed ft? m the bill. the F]waiter sain thero was nothing in the reeo'titlon about tnkin.' o it that amendment. It is well kooi bowev er. that the eommitti e design to remove or that ,amendment. The Speaker appointed as the committee Messrs. diet, French, Shaw, May and Hardy. IIII1A PSSbSO, _ To cxrmpt telegraph operators and employee from ml litary and jury duty tongnlate tbe use of pierftfS and ... Hut r vcr to incorporate the American Church Missionary Boclety: to amend the art to promote agriculture to an.eu'l ibeact to Incorporate the loug island Steamboat ' TiThfii to smend the Oo'e* or Harlem Bridge act. r?me op for the third reading. Mr V vojan moved uairrommtt, to strike out the name of A. h. Ivockwond atod insert Charles IV. Bathgate ' Th? hill was then re nl a third time and psaa-d. Ayr* Nk, nay* 11* .. .. ? Tbore votlu" in the negative are Messrs. TVtrnM, Bf1 ?U, (MHa, Ooralnv l>t*h*, Hunan, Koipp, FcovifJVari. an, VYt pater sua tfMSf. IQH1IIVD koowi, 'St HIGHLY IMPORTANT FROH ST. DOlbiii; SURRENDER OF THE ISLAND TO SPi Proclamation of Preside 8uiitaiia. An Army of Seven Thousand 3 ia Possession. Arrival of tlie Confederate States Conunissio at Havana 01 Their Way to Europe, a*., *?., tuy Our Havana Correspondence. Havaxa, April 6. IB The unexpected arrival of the C'jatzaoonicos, minder Orittin, gives me an opportunity of aendiug additional detail* which have been in my hand* for days. Understanding the process of Spanish act! St. Domingo, the proclamation, purporting to em from Santana, the late lYoaident, did not take i surprise. The ical condition of the people of the Dominion public docs uot transpire here, nor the preparath'i though perfectly understood by the intelligent p< of the community, who laugh over the parade ?f tionate return to the maternal embrace of tho^ost which embellishes the notices of the press, the ordi the government, as well as the manifesto proelanj emanating from the same source. The troo|>8 1 ?I have been sent to St. Domingo to help them bac" the embrace will number about seven thousand men I'oftsHico, St. Jago do Cuba and Havana, and the i emigrant parties previously introduced from Spa ' oilier parts Of those sent hence were the regimi ' Corona, composed of two battalions of light inf. 2 000 men; regiment Isabel the Second, 1,000 me /.adores; the ilrst commanded by Colonel Car nos, and tho last by Colonel Anablo lonte; a park of eight pieces of heavy held ordi with the artillery force and horses necessary lor ii vice; and also the carriages and munitions, men an tenuis for other eight pieces already at or near ? tnit'go City. The whole force to be ommanded by dicr l'elaez, the chief of the general stair of the i with an efficient staff for all arms and departments army, and a squadron of cavalry ol' 120 men and h well armed and equipped. Two battalions are also and waiting orders tor embarkation, not counted previous estimate. The elective force as it now : is quite equal to Scott's army when be marcliod up city of Mexico, with the difference tiiat we iui4 friendly country, while ho was surrounded by eut A number of old slavers have been drafted Into tl vice?tho steamship4City of Norfolk; a whaler re. found adrift outside, having landed 700 negroes two sailors found onboard, with several others, are or have left, with coal?, provisions, war inui and stores. The screw frigates Barengucls and !' first class side wheel frigate Isabel la (latolics, i do. Volasco, gone. The steamers l'elayo and I'a.iari alio left with cargoes and troops under t by the government. A formidable display well calculated to secure the peacef :l acquisition new territory, which is to become Spanish iT the i ucoepts the proffered sovereignty of a strange peop joled of tbeir liberty by her own lovhip subjects? we need not remain to see. Retired officers are c appoar and furnish tho government with theli dencee, rank. &3., it is believed with a view to | empoj ment in active service should they be red It is reported here that (leffrard, President of E? threatening the Dominican frontier witn seven tl men, which is viewed as an excuse, iu some into I for the last armament for a mission of |teacc and h | The Commissioners of the Confederate States of J ca* arrived at Havana on the 8d inst., on their a Knrope? Judge Rest, W. L. Yancey, Mr. Koarn u Adolphus Rost; the last two Secretaries of Lc, judge R. has his wife with him. Tho party oc rooms a', the Hotel Cubauo. They leave by a j steamer for Southampton to-day. SANTO DOMING? FOR SPAIN?I.ONO LIVE B LONG LITE 8ANTO DOV1NOO ! Translated for tho NrKw V<ihk IIk,iaii> from iho * de la Marina, Alurcii -;i.) The inhabitants of old Spain?tin. people, the. nnd the government?have reulned at length tl expressed intention of re establishing in this bo , nnd the authority ot the Crown 01 Spa'n. Sim * nobly and valiantly broke the ominous yoke io they were reduced by the want of union, and nm " .ots of the hereditary instincts of their rn< o, the) uicatis foresaw the serious difll. ultiea with wm? | would liove to contend to constitute an indepeudi I tionatity: and their tlrst thought, smce the contest the Hayticns allowed them in take breath, was' upon Spain. White, on ibe one hand, there still J timre tu Its purity the love of the old mother rJ lhe spectacle which Cuba, with life admiiabic pros! otfered to them, wns on the other t a powerful stimulus to induce then) proclaim. as a decided wish, that wh.i one time appeared to them a sign of welfare and pr undnsccuie refuge against the adversities wbtcf woulu have to encounter in new struggles with a h ambitious and turbulent neighbor threatened tV I well as. perhaps, the frequent recurrence ol bin* I * terra) strife. In this way are to be explained the % movements itilnvorof spam by ail the govern menttj i I sun :r go. and even BonietULes in favor ot Kran- e ] which are notorionn and Duly chronicled by the] | pean press. M ho ts there woo resided here dunnt period lhat csn be Ignorant of the steps wtii' J been taken since 1S43V lint .?while the desire c * lioui'iLiealiB was to sparu oo effort to consolidate th ' tionality, the necessity for the Spanish governtn attend to the necessities of an empire so vast as monarchy , w in* e exuberant territory, so ric h n eM of power, tn Kurope as m America, in tkoaniea r* * Africa, was more than enough to satisfy the most ?h!o umhlti.n, ant decided Spain to uuci the young republic to (lerserere in her v effort of cstafclishtng her independence Hie love of ; lb' purity, of suntuncut, had, howeter, to g ve \ the old mother country to other feelings and of In' suleraitcns. with which were only compatiule the tun and the lively interest which Spam has r' ' evinced for the welfare and progress of the republi \e?*ly twenty years have passed sioco the tl these excitements, which were repeated with de dsi pulse, and nevertheless, Spain has never made an> io obtain that whleh, with great en'neatness, she <b 1 Hut tboHC twenty years Uuglit a very eorrowfu. i? ( I MM -a; the civil strif< s so often repeated hrougs* I th< m the practical oonrlction that a return to tl mother country, or annexation to some othor I'owe to St. Domingo a question of life or death, and t ? Iho solicitude and anxiety of the govrnrne/t 1 thel'u Majesty, in recomm|ndiog new effort* for I ,,ori of the republic, were entirely useless. The bur-t of enthufiosm with which the Donii hnvejo.-t pronounced tlieir union with Spain, force all sides on the government presided over by the ti ous genera) who liberated them from the Havtien > and in whose hands a real diclator>-hip bud been pli Is the best testimony of the compression in whirl desire had remained, nurturod by so many nob'e meats?that hope tn a great future, inspired by so ? diiliTcnt considerations; and the proclamation ? {'resident, which we insert below, reveal- nothing > Hut if our information tli? correct, although evot ought to inspire Ihc hope that our brethren j Imtningo will tinaliv see tholr desires fulfilled, lW> v repteseMotive of iter Majesty in that island, who^ found prudence is no less known than his ardent ?mi, reserves, subject to the will of our august gov, the situation crested by the warm prattum-mmM the IHiminicsns, and confines himself to lillin fustrtotic mission conferred on his high oiticc in countries, as n faithful guardian of the dignity and of the national flag; with which ob <s t, as well as t assisting the Domini* ans in the pre er vat Ion or oiuer. he arranged the sending of the land and {fares which are about to set out under the orders CommandantUenertl??f the Navy lard. The Idustrloiia General Mantana, surrounded by thi who eonstitutn the lawful powers of the conutrJ ? continue to govern It conformably to its own law- <| ! the short space of time required to learn tho dct?rf { Hon of eur augustQueon; nut in th? ?wanwhilt oa j vhrrs of St. Domingo will lisve snotber oecasian ofl , entng the boo is of slfW t >r which unite tu. m to us e hv the lofty spirit of eur army and navv, Its !' ' ous ehlots, and tiie,oohle and sympathetic genera ' lea* s Uiotn. and In whose high qualities the pvopl govertmrntof St. Iloiningo will lind the bestcxpr or the profound sjmpttuy with wh.cb coMiirt has inspired our Governor ant C General? the genuine Interpreter, now as ever, of t ttor.nl sentiments, and especially those which wo, t habitant* ?r| Ollba, < hcrlsh towards han Domingo Reres ,th is the p. oclamation of the Illustrious (.4 Nantnns? PROCLAMATION OF GRNTRAL SANTAVA, PRKS| OP TDK KP.I't HLIC OP MAN HOMING?. DoaiNtriv - There air not many years sine*- my ever 'oysl mid cens stent, sreused yen to the pre;* form of oaf Constitution, our national glories, heirs great sii i Pehlo r?< e lo which Wo owe our ongii make, tin n. su*-h vltid manifestation of my sentir which I believed were faithful interpret' ta ot) yo. which I was not deceived, msiked n,y crndnct nirpioi.. ,! mv hopes Numcm*'* and ? pouuui" um lar man'tsstations liavs come n> no nanus, ixi.d il ? CI) yo.i hxve enflosrsd rre with h'xtmordluapy far kHlaptiir anxiety contrms the truth of that1 ye,or loyalty ever dorivod ltd gion, idiom, creeds and customs. si yet pre w ith parity-oat without these, howeye, who en ' edto Wicncu thet p'fiC'ioin gi'ts trcinus, and tl