Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 24, 1866, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 24, 1866 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMK? GOKDOM mCSMBTr. IIHTOR AND proprietor OFFICE N. v. COURSE OP FULTON AND NASSAU ST#. vvvl No. 338 Felnme AMUSEMENTS this AFTERNOON AND EVENING. mmnwiV THEATRE, Broad ?r?y near Broome *t?-oZtiLO.Mallnee at 1>4 o'clock?The Abtim or FlOBSKCB. HBW YORK THEATRE, Broadway. oppoaite New York Hotel.?Gairrwo OitOTi OB JmiOCIT, theatre FRANCAIH, Fourteenth street. near Slith Hvtguo Fbawo* dm Racoxrr.Nj*?I-'A?odr? M.tlnee at One o'Clock-Maaf Smear. GERMAN STADT THEATRE, Noe. 4? and *7 Bowery.? Dma LaiaaaAaa use Sam Pvleobbind. STEINWAY HALL. Fourteenth ttreet?Thiodobb Thouaj' Sbcobd Sybfbont 8oiaaa. IRTINO HALL, Irrlng msee.-MB. Edwabd 1 bacib's I'm Classical MATUtaa at Two o Clock Mollbk DODWORTH'B HALL. 806 Broadway.-PBoraaeoB Habtb will PaBfOBH an Mibaoua?Tua Mtoteb*. Matinee at 'faro o'clock. BAR FRANCISCO MINSTRELS. S8J Broadway, opooalla I the Metropolitan Hotel?la rakia Etbiopian BaraitTAia name, Stnaixo, dmcim and Bublbmcbs?Mbirobm Bbwwbbb ob Falluic Starj. h FIPTH AVENUE OPERA HOUSE, No*, t and ? Wart Twenty-fourth street.?Bcdwobth's Mmsraau.?ErniortA* KnSnMJnr. Balaam Burlssaoae. AO. A Tbip to tbb Moon. Matinee at Vt o'clock. KELLY A LBON'S MINSTRELS, ISO Broad way, appo site the New York Hotal.-I* tbbib Sonoa, Danoss. Koc UN TBIOTISS, Ah?EZOCBfllOB ABOUND TBB WOBLD. A TbOUBLB some Lroact. TONY PASTOR'S OPRRA HOUSE. 801 Bowery.?CoRto Tocai law?Nkobo MiasTBSLST Ballet DiTHBTitaBaaar, Ac ?Tua Faiki*s or tbb Homos. Mattnae at 2V o'clock. CHARLEY WHITE'S COMBINATION TROUPB, at Mechanic*' Hall. 472 Broadway?1? a Yabibtt or Lien Ann Lafchablb Entfrtaiwrbwts, Coara db Ballet. Ao. Fikai a Clkrbs ib Washinotoii. Matinee at 2V o'clock. BROOKLYNJACADBMY OF MUSIC.?Iahpa, TBI Bbide or Marble. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S PARK THEATRE, Brooklyu. Bocabbolb?Paddy tbb Pifbb. NBW TORE MUSEUM OF ANATOMY. 618 Broadway.? LacTVBBa with tbb Ozp-Htdboobb M1010*00 re twloe dally. Hbad abb Kicht abb or Promt. Open from 8 A.M. tlU ?p. M. Now York, Matarday, November 34. 1866. fbi vawi, EUROPE. By tha Atlantic cable we bare a bows report dated to November 28. An English writer in Paris says that the relations be tween Great Britain end the United States will soon be critical. A Paris Journal says Maximilian may leave Mexico nt any moment. Austria expecla to place n very heavy loan on the English market. Admiral tegetboff, of tbe Austrian navy, who defeated the Italian fleet at Lisas, baa left Ylonna, en route to New York. William Daman, tbe great Irish public works contrac ?tor, suspended payment, with liabilities of ?1,000,000. Quantities of Fenian anna boeo been seised on o .. sterner at Cork. A acheoaar is under seitare at the ?am? F*t, on aoapMon of earrytng other Fenian muni tions, Our European flies by die Africa reached this city from Boston teat night. Ike main points of her advices were ? telegraphed Dram Halifax, Bad published la the Bmald on Thimaday. Interesting details ere given to-day. Console were at BOX. tor money, In London at noon yesterday. United States five-twenties were nt 70V. The Liverpool cotton market was improved, with an advancing tendency, nt noon yesterday. Midding up lands was at 14Vd. Brendstuflh were advancing and firmer at noon. THE CITY. No new cum of cholera have occurred on board the ebip Mercury, In the lower bay, since her arrival. The patients suffering with the disease have been removed to the boepital ship Fateon, and the Mercury has been completely fumigated. The Convocation of rectors of the Episcopal churches of Long Island was resumod in Brooklyn yesterday. Resolutions were offered relative to the increasing de mand for the labors of the clergy on Long Island, and, after other badness was transacted, the Convention finally adjourned. The Radical Republican City Convention assembled last night at the republican headquarters, 600 Brnadw ay, Mr. Charles 8. Spencer in the chair, and, after a few bal lots had been taken, Beany decided upon nominating Mr. Richard Kelly as candidate (Or the office of City Comptroller. Two seizures of distilleries were made yesterday tor alleged violation of the revenue law, in addttlun to those already reported. la one listenoe the officer making the leisure was driven off by a crowd of men who threatened him with personal Injury if he did not leave the promisee. The examination Into the case of the dis tillers was continued before Commissioner Newton. No new evidence waa adduced. The cases ef Mr. Wilson sad Mr. Cochue were also tsken up; Wilson for giving and Mr. Cochua for taking a bribe. Mr. Wilson with- I drew his former affidavit and aaid that be did not read its contents and-did not wish to charge Mr. Cochue with having taken a bribe. General Dix yesterday took Isave of the otfedUs of ef the Naval Office. He will leave for France to-day. The trial of Captain ttpelght, of the Metropolitan police, against whom a snit is brought by Mr. Jamas Thompson, a republican politician, for falsa imprison mint, waa con cluded yesterday, and a sealed verdlot will be brought in by the jury on Monday. The trial or Eugene Fergus, for the murder of Patrick McOuann tn August last, was ooncludsd yesterday in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Brooklyn. The Jury ren dered a verdict of manslaughter in the third degree. Sentence on the prisoner will be pronounoe* tbi- mor ning. An action for injury to millinery goods pieced on one of the French steamers running between Havre end New York, was commenced In the Superior Court yester day by Josephine Laube. She claims her goods were damaged by water owing to the carelessness of the de fendants, and aaks % 1, "iOO damages. The defendant set* up as e defesi.o an allcgod attempt to evade payment of freightage. In the General Sessions yesterday, Judge Bushel sen tenced Jeremiah O'Brien, convicted of the murder of Kate Smith, to be executed on the llth of January, 1MT. The laman tins steamship riiy of Boston. Captain Brooks, wilt sail from pier 45, North river, for Liverpool, towehing at Queenntown, at noon to-day. Tbo malls will eloss at the Poet Office at balf-p .it ten A. M The eteamship Haxonta, Captain Meter, will mil at twelve M., to-day, from her pier at Hoboken, for South ampton and Hamburg. The metis for the Couttn*nl will closs at tho Poet Offioe el half-past ten o'clock. The steamship General Meade, Captain Sampson, will leave p'er No. t, North river, at three P. M. to day, for New Orleans direct, in H B. Cromwell k Co 'shoe. The steamship Montgomery, Captain Fstrrloth, for New Orleans, will mil from pier IS, North river, at three P M. to-day. The steamship Havana, Captain Whitman, will sail from pier 4A, North rivar, at three P. M. to-day, for New Orleans The etaamehip San Salvador, Captain Atkins, of lha Umpire line, will mil pnnctnelty at three P. M. le-day from pier 13 North rtvsr, for Savannah. The One steamship ftaragonm, Captain Crowsll, of Uery'a line, will mil from pier 14 East rivtr, foot of Walt street, at three P. M. to-day, for Charleston, con netting vrith the steamer Dictator for the Florida port* T"e Granada will follow oa Wednesday n?4, 38lh Inst. Th? stock tnsrket, after opening In a panic yesterday, closed (lrm, st an advance. Gold cloaad at 139. the mar ket having tnrn*d for a rise, epperonliy. With gold vibrating between 134 and 1?n per cent, lite eapect of commercial affairs waa certainly not changed for the better, the merchandise markets yee tarday were unsettled, and in many caeee pr oes declined under a strong (itoss'ire to sell, while transactions were Ircurus n?i..d by the extreme stringency of the money market, ibe titer hantv findlog no little difficulty in pmrMiagtbeiuaeives with currency, even ? the high ratot ol in-ssn' evrrvnl. totioa was' en atoeptloo lo (be genera! ruf\ and showed some lot provement In response to the r p. .ted advance In Liver i>"oi, bet groceries, dry goods, t.n .1 -lores, petroleum go i ftc'ghte rare terv q<-el. ? ?<> lower Wlij?t mm.a I ru closed Ami OeU easter Biv iojr lower i'ork lower Bvef lower Lard heavy and declining. Hatter and cheese nactive, and whiskey noiu.nal MISCELLANBOUh It la stated in official circles in Washington that Louis Napoleon has notiiied the government that he oannot possibly withdraw hie troops from Mexioo until spring. Under the arrangement previously made one detnoh mant should have withdrawn in November, but so far there appears to have been no preparation made for an embarkation. ? special Cabinet meeting was held on Thursday, General Grant being preeent by invitation' when it is believed this matter was folly discussed. There are many reasons to believe that the forth coming message of the President Is pervaded by con ciliatory counsels, and manifeetations of a desire on the part of the President te secure harmony between the Exeoutive and Judicial branches of the government* The message Is rapidly approaching completion, and will probably be placed In the hands of the printers next week. Despatches from England to the Governor General of Canada hint at the pomibltity of trouble with the United States, and recommend increased vigilance on the part of the Canadian authorities. Mr. MeKeuMe, the counsel for the Fenian prisoners at Toronto, applied for a rule in the Court of Common Pleas In that city yesterday to show cause why the verdict in the case of Gloria, who wan condemned to death, should not be set aside and a new trial granted. The objections were argued in detail, and Judgment will be delivered to day. It is rumored that the war had been com menced in Ireland, and that the Fenians hod seised the steamer China. General Mltobeil In to not as administrator of the government, tor Canada during the absence of Lord Monck. The Incentive Council will meet in Montreal week after next The prisoners con fined at Bedford are to be removed to Sweetsbury for trial. James Mack was executed at Montreal yesterday for the murder, In July last, of Corporal Alfred Smith. Both parties belonged to the Boyal Artillery, and the murder was a most cold-blooded and deliberate aflhir. Mack was game to tho last, and died almost without a contortion. A St. Louis despatch says that Governor Fletcher, Grata Brown, Henry T. Blow and other prominent rad ioals, have inaugurated a movement In that city looking to the rejection of the Constitutional Amendment by th e Missouri State Legislature, as well as tho adoption of amendments to the State Constitution, abrogating rebel dlafirancblsement and substituting negro suffrage. The Arkansas Legislature have passed resolutions memorialising Congress in favor of its rend mission. The resolution to reject the constitutional amendment haa been again referred to tho Committee on Federal Rela tions. The Conservative Army and Navy Union, at a meeting in Waahington, on Thursday night, adopted resolutions recommending the rejection of the constitutional amendment and the extension of suffrage to the negro. A meteor was observed In Nashville last Tassday, which moved rapidly towards the southwest, and ex ploded with a noise like a cannon. News from Nassau, N. P., haa been received to No vember 19. Details of the effects of the late hurricane are given. Provisions were very high. From Kingston, Jamaica, on tho 14th Inst., we learn that the cootie trade has revived. Tho Legislative As sembly was inaugurated on the 8th ult. Complaints were rife about high duties and obnoxious laws. Our dates from British Honduras are dated at Bailee, October 2T. The health of the colony was good, although the weather was rainy and windy*. The sugar cane crop is said to be tho host over raised in tho ooun Uy. The Legislative Assembly has been called together ! by the Governor. The Republican Party aad the Heath?The Fewer mhI the Defy ef Cminh. The republicans hare more than a two-thirds rote in each house of the existing Congress, and by the late elections they hare secured the same power in the next Congress, if limited to the States now represented. Going before the country npon a platform of Southern re storation, requiring certain conditions prece dent of the excluded States as the price of their readmission into Congress, this dominant party and its policy hare been endorsed in all Ins State elections which hare since occurred from Maine to Qregon. Thus, with an empha sis which admits of no pettifogging or miscon strnetion, the power and the. propriety of exacting securities for the future as the price of the restoration of the lately inshrgent State* hare baan reaffirmed by the Union States of the war. ? The Congress thus endorsed in a substantial re-election upon the test of the pending con stitutional amendment, may say to the ex cluded States this is our ultimatum, accept it and resume your places in the gorernmeat, or reject it and stay out But after all a leading idea of the people of the North is the speediest possible restoration of the outside States on a solid compact of reunion. The true interpre tation of the recent elections is this?that the victorious Union party of the war not only approves the course ot its representatives in Congress in demanding of the defeated party or the rebellion securities for the fbture, but authorizes Congress to enforoe its conditions by Inch measures of legisla tion, under the war power, as may be deemed necessary to the end proposed. Thns Congress, in a general law, may set aside all tbe work of reconstruction done by Mr. John son as President, and may provide, first, for the appointment of a military Governor over each of the excluded States, and, next, for the election of Legislatures and regular Gover nors therein, under such restrictions or exten sions of the rights of suffrage as the two houses may think It to impose. Some suck course as this has now, we con tend, become the duty of Congress, in view of "the general welfare" and the "blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity," inas much ae it is manifest that the excluded States, as now organised, will not, if left to them selves, ratify the pending amendment lor years to come, and beoause it is evident, too, tbgUhoee Stajes, as now organised, instead of giving strength to the government, are weak ening it and bringing tt into reproach and subjecting it to the dangers of new civil com motions, South and Noitb. In a contracted party view of the subject the policy of leaving the outside States to their course of "masterly inactivity" may appear tbe winning geme in view of their exclusion for the approaohing Presidential election. But the republicans will be playing s ssfsr gams than thia in a bolder hand of statesmanship. Wisdom, jus tice, policy sad humanity itself call for a prompt settlement of this Southern difficulty by Congress, and the responsible party In this matter will be made stronger and not weaker la enforcing n settlement with those seenritiee far tbe future, indicated by the potential voice of tho North. Call them disabled States, jtm defined by President Johnson, or Slates reduced to the condition of territories, as defined by Senator Sumner, the hot Is the same, that they are States whose places >nd functions as members of tbe Union were vacated in their rebellion. 1' ts also a fired fact thai ten of them have not been reinstated, and that the terma, the t=me and the mode of tholr restoration rest with Centres*. ?* in the esse of a t rritory or a province wi fisted fr.nn a foreign puwor. If we look simply to the leads and waters which K*ogr*phio*lly form the M?ate of flntilb Caro " ? ?# *??' ?4*V Hvlti the Union, but, politically, an a State, sbe wu four yean out, figliting all that time to place her hoiI in the possession of a hostile experi mental government, which she had assisted in setting up. Her surrender with her con federates to the United States after a four years' war involves the power on the part of Congress to. reoonstruot her from the beginning, just as the right to pull down involves the right to rebuild on a new foundation. These fkcts, we say, have been made clear by the late elections, and Congress may now begin with a new broom and sweep away all the constitutional quibbling and pettifogging and executive proceedings and limitations by whioh this business of Southern reconstruction has been befogged and confused and delayed. We shall expect, therefore, with the reas sembling of Congress the exercise of Its war powers as fhr as necessary in some general aot or acta of legislation covering all the ex cluded States and bringing them to the simple solution of submission to the laws. Austria and Hunqabt.?'The Hungarian Diet met on Wednesday, and the Atlantic telegraph informs us that the imperial resoript declares that "if the Diet will remove the diflenlties In the way of unity. a Hungarian ministry will be appointed, and the autonomy of Hungary will bo re-established." This is a rather con tradictory declaration, Inasmuch as the auto nomy promised would be itself n grand nega tion of the unity demanded. Hungary self governing, administratively independent of j the central power, there eonld be no real politioal unity of the Austrian empire; for however much may be argued as to the e pluribua tmum in government, we have found the plan sufficiently difficult on this side of the Atlantic; and if it does not work perfeotly in communities of the same race, civilization, language and history?if in such communities it is made the means of inducing such a war as we have just fought out?certainly no one can dream that its application is practicable as to communities so widely dissimilar in all respects as those that make up the Austrian empire. $his difficulty, taken with the whole course of Austrian rulers toward Hungary, touches the inherent weakness of the Austrian empire and seems to point to new disasters as the inevitable Bequel of those that have so reoently fallen upon the haughtiest of the Euro pean Powers. Ths present is Hungary's oppor tunity. Her graoe, her good will, her loyal adherence is the prime necessity of the ruler whom so many facts of her history should teaoh her to regard as her tyrannical master It is easy enongh to see why the Emperor should just now make apparently liberal offers for the nnlty of his dominions, and it is difficult to sss why Hungary should not demand and get everything, politically speaking, that can satisfy ths aspirations of the people. Austria ceasing to be a German Power, the German flfth of her population oraaot remain move Influential than all the rest, as it has been in the past She most, as recommended by the Emperor Napoleon, endeavor to devetop her self in the East, and in the very question of such a development Hungary rises into vast importance. Recent rumors of the disposition of Russia and Prussia cannot belittle that im portance, and the present leaders of the Hun garian people will be recreant to their nation ality if they do not now bring the Hapsburg to a Ml settlement for his three centuries of tyranny and misrule. The Canadian Annexation Movbmbnt.?From the decided expression of opinion in favor of the annexation of Canada to the United States at the great meeting in Kingston on Wednes day night, it is evident that the movement has plinty of vitality in it There are many agencies at work to intensify the anxiety for annexation among the Canadians. First, there is the fear of another Fenian invasion; next, hostility to the confederation scheme of the government party, and again, a very eerious distrust in the imperial government as a pro tector in time of trouble. These sentiments operate very strongly with many of the com mercial classes and also with a large majority of the French Canadians, who, though not willing to have the land overrun by an in vading force, see the advantage of connection with the United States to their future pros perity and security, under a stable govern ment like ours. We are not surprised, thou, to see this desire for annexation growing apace; and while it is a matter of little mo ment to us whether Canada comes into the Union or not, wo cannot fhil to observe the importance of it to the Canadians, and are quite willing that they should reap all the ad vantages of such a move if they ohoose. Dd?tt Struts and Short Dnnssns.?For soma tin* put the street* of this city have been extraordinarily dirty. Daring the reign of poor Boole, who hM recently been suffering from numbness of the brain, Broadway was kept clean, even if all the other streets were filthy; but now Broadway is a sea of slippery mud, and pedestrians go aoross it at the risk of their necks, as well as of their apparel. Worse than all, the sidewalks are almost as bad as the carriage way, and elicit a general grumble. The street cleaning contractors are not doing their duty, and should not receire their pay. It will not satisfy the people to get rid of the jobbers of the "ring" if they are only to be humbugged by another set of men who promise largely but sweep and hoe very little. It is one of the most benetoent dispensations of Providence, however, that the fhshion of short skirts should com* into rogue just when our streets are dirtiest. Mot long ago the ladies used te be the beet street cleaners, drag ging the dirt after them with their trailing robes. This was a very good thing for the contractors and the dry goods merchants; but a very bad thing for the pockets of hus bands and fothers, who stared with horror to see hundred dollar drosses employed as brooms. The dressmakers of Paris have changed all that. Nothing can be more com fortable, more beoemlag end more convenient than the latest style of small Crinolines and short dresses. Ladles oan now walk without draggling their aklrts snd ride 4n can and omnibuses without taking up three times the amount of space for which they pay. Som*

women with large ankles hart complained of the fashion upon the ground that the ladie?' feet are conspicuously displayed; but we have yet to l?> ?xn that it Is any mors in dolicate for a ledy to Mhow her feet than for a goiitlomsn to ??! ?- M ind gentlemen have been di p' ?'-e? vt remittee these hour* ?. tr tcar.'h. Drcllae mf U*I4 ui Prion. Gold has fallen within the laat five or six weeks from 150 to 187%, the point it touched on Thursday. Its natural course is downward, as we hare maintained all along, because a high premium is only artificial and bears no proportion to either the precious metals in the country or our resources. But this extraor dinary decline within so short a time must not lead us to suppose that it will continue to go down at that rate. There will be fluctuations up and down from various causes, and espe cially through the gambling of the specie and money traders, but nothing can prevent a gen eral and healthy downward tendency, if the ourrenoy doctors and "on to specie payment" theorists be prevented from bringing on a revo lution and driving gold from the country. In the natural course of things we shall reach a specie basis as soon as it will be sate to do so. But the most gratifying thing to the people at large at present is the decline in the prices of commodities which has followed the fhll in gold. The prioe of everything was much too high?much higher than it ought to have been in proportion to the difference between gold and currency. Nearly all kinds of goods and commodities have borne ? market value equal to that when gold was at two hundred and higher. Prioes' have not fhllen in proportion to the fhll of specie. Manufecturers, mer chants and speculators have been able to keep up prices and profit largely by this state of things. Now, however, a change has hap pily commenced, a change that may break some of this class, bnt at which the people will have reason to rejoice. StiU we are only in the beginning of the proper adjust ment of prices. With a steady ourrenoy, steady decline of gold and steady markets, we ought before long to get our dry goods, pro visions and all other articles of consumption and trade fully thirty to forty per cent less than we have been paying for them. It is to be hoped that the forestalling speculators may be broken up too in this movement. Why should we pay, for example, twelve to fifteen dollaM a barrel for flour, when the West can afford to supply and would supply it to us for half that amount ? The Erie Canal, the great artery which supplies us with the produce of the West, is broken and navigation stopped, we believe, at a certain time every year, and prices put up enormously in consequence. We under stand this has occurred every year for the last tea years just as the bulk of Western produoe should come to market. This looks very sus picious. There is something wrong evidently behind these regular and periodical accidents. We mention only this case of the Erie Canal, as showing how the forectaliers and specula tors operate to the injury of the community, bnt we might refor to the schemes of railroad companies and directors and to other monopo lising corporations and individuals for the same purpose, It is to be hoped that the change of prices we have referred to may open the eyes of the people to these evils and break up the monopolists. John H. Scrratt?Ccrioch Naws, iv Trck.? The news by flie Atlantic cable, which we pub lished yesterday, that "J. H. Surratt, an alleged accomplice in the murder of President Lin coln, was discovered serving in the Papal Zouaves, in the name of John Watson," that " be was arrested upon a demand of General Ring (our Minister at Rotne), but afterwards ran the guard, leaped over a precipice and escaped into Italian territory," and that "the Italian authorities are on the alert and endeav oring to capture him," is very curious news, if true. Tills Surratt is a son ot the Mrs. Surratt who was hanged at Washington, July, 1866, with Payne, Harold ami Atrerott, as conspirators with Wilkes Booth hi President Lincoln's mur der. Young Surratt, according to the evidence, was the righthand man of Booth in running his errands to the other conspirators in Canada and the rebel authorities in Richmond. It was believed at the time of the executions in Wash ington that Surratt had made his escape to Canada; it was subsequently rumored that he had found an asylum in a monastery over there; and the fact that he and his family were Cath olics as well as secession sympathizers gave some oolor of plausibility to the story. If the facta now reported from Europe concern ing his discovery, arrest and eecape rCalh* apply to the fugitive John H. Surratt, then the reader will naturally aek how did he get to Rome T how did he get into the corps of the Papal Zouaves? how was he discovered? and did be really escape over the Tarpeian rock, which was the death of so many criminals in the days of ancient Rome? We can only say that it is probable he npde his escape to Europe under an alias, and enlisted as John Watson in the Papal Zouazes, as a refuge where he would be least liable to detec tion, and that he was probably, under all his disguises as a Papal Zouave, recognized by some American traveller, who knew his face too well to be deceived. Finally, it is proba ble they have got bold of the wrong man again, as they did in Memphis a year or so ago. We may have .further details on the subject within a few days. If the news communicated is true as to the man, then, indeed, may it be said that "the way of the transgressor is h?rd." Oca Relations with England.?The cable conveys to us the important information that in the opinion of the Paris correspondent of the London Post "the relations between Eng land and the United States will soon be criti cal." the tone of the Ingllsh press and the friendly expressions of Lord Stanley do not seem to justify the prediction of this corres pondent, and it appears likely that England will soon have enough work on her hands, be tween Fenian revolutionists and home reform en, without seeking any complication with the United States. Our government is not now under the necessity of temporizing with any foreign Power, and will insist upon n prompt and final settlement with Ingland on all mat ters growing oat of the rebellion. Bod the position of the British government boon friend ly during our struggle for national existeace wo might not hove boon disposed to press her too clonsty In the hour of her adversity. But we owe her no gratitude and she can claim from us no leniency. The Alabama and all other claima must be satisfied at ouCe and without reserve, or our government must take prompt measures to enforce e settlement. We beve a material guarantee olose at hand, and the first indication of a disposition on the part of the British Ooblast to evade or refuse to satisfy our just claims should fie the signal for the occupation A iu acuuci. The I time for trifling hM passed. Let oar govern ! ment now show ? a tern resolve to settle up matters with our English friends in earnest. The FmImi In IrelnnS. From the declarations and movement* of the Fenians here one might judge that there was something in the assurances of Stephens that there would be some fight ing done in Ireland before the end of the year, that is to say within the next thirty seven days, whioh are all that remain of I860. How mueh or how little, how brief or how bloody the fight Is to be?whether a sudden collision with the British troops and polioe in the streets, or a protraoted guerilla warfare in the mountains and fatnesses of the west and south of Ireland, no one, we suppose, exeept the designer of the plan, knows?that is, if there be any plan at all, which many doubt At the various meetings, balls, fairs and so forth whioh comprise the leading features of Fenian ism in this country just now, It is repeatedly alleged that an outbreak in Ireland is posi tively to oome off. It appears that a portion of the advanced guard from this aide Is already gone, not to Ireland direct, but to a port on the Cofitinent, there to be ready fbr action. Whether Stephens himself famed one of the party is a little mysterious; but assuming him to be ip earnest, it is likely that he did. j That a Fenian or *999 other revolutionary : agency Is at work in Ireland there can be no doubt, for our cable despatches of the latest J date report the seinure of ''a large quantity of j arms designed for the use of the Fenians" on board.a stealer at 9?rk, and 911 the following day the seisure at the same jfftrt of s schooner "on suspicion of having Fenian arms on board." For such action the British authori ties must have good cause, so the question presents itself, where do the arms come from T From America or France, or?ominons even in the supposition?are they supplied by parties in England proper? It is alleged by the Fenians in the United States that the Brother hood has extensive ramifications in England and Scotland, and repent developments made in that direotion in England go to show that there is a color of mueh truth "in the asser tion." Capital is becoming alarmed in Ireland. By the Atlantic cable we are also informed that William Dargan, the Irish "railway king" and public works contractor, has just suspended payment, with liabilities amounting to a million of pounds sterling. Mr. Dargan having com menced life in an humble sphere, his career to apparently immense wealth, as well as his vast business undertakings, were of late years continually pointed to by the English govern ment officials and British sympathizers as af fording solid evidence of what "Irishmen may ,accomplish in. their own land," what "Urn Irish can do if freed from political agitators," the "solid resources of the oountrj under English rule," and as otherwise illustrating quite a number of Cabinet assertions, infer-1 ences and specialties of a like nature. Queen Victoria, during her tour in Ireland some years since, honored Mr. Dargan by making a special visit to his home, near the place of his birth, in a rural county, and thus sealed by personal royal approval the agiumed general verdict that Irish exertion usefully applied bears its good fruit in Ireland as plentiflilly as else where. Mr. Dargan is, however, merely a cautious, i shrewd speculator, a strictly economical cap ifalist and a very far-seeing and sensitive financier. His suspension at the present mo j ment, therefore, when Ireland is threatened with a Fenian revolution, is, to say the least, a very remarkable event; for as all his under takings were linked more or less intimately with government works and government stocks, it may be safely averred that if the English system of rule in Ireland rested on us secure a basis as heretofore, and it the interests of the country were being " rapidly developed." Mr. Dargan would now be just as prosperous as in former years. Employing a vast number of the laboring classes in almost every part of the island, Mr. Dargan enjoys excellent opportuni ties for ascertaining the exaot drift of the cur rent of popular feeling as well as the public intent, so that it is not at all unsafe to say that -the sudden winding up of his affairs by "sus pension" indicates, from his counting room, that there are symptoms of a movement towards squaring at an early day the political and social balances existing between Ireland and Grept Britain. Recent written advices from Ireland repre sent the country as being in a state of apparent poiitleal stagnation, disturbed only for a few days by John Brigbt's Dublin speeches, which were the commencement of an agitation not rclubed by the masses 0f the people?the mochanics, laborers and peasantry, who are all Fenians?but acceptable to the middle class snd the Catholic clergy, who are opposed to them. The anxiety everywhere displayed by tbe British authorities about the political sentiaoonta of tbe army, and tbe conetant removal from the country of regiments in whioh the least taint of disloyalty is suspected, would show that the government is not satisfied that the stagnation is real. Feniaaism in Ire land is not?perhaps because it dare not ba the blatant thing whioh some of it* leader* wonld make it in America. On the contrary it seems to be as reticent as it is widespread, and therefore no on# can tell whkt purpose under lies the superficial quietude noticeable in the country. Popular outbreaks are not always heralded by preliminary commotion. They are more often instantaneous where they ere most dangerous. Tm Chahtm lucrioii?Tn Crrr (Jour moLM*.?-The republicans met in city oonren tlon lMt night and nominated Riohnrd Kelly, who now hold* the pooition of Polio# Juatioe, m their candidate for Comptroller. One of the Connollys le already in the 0eld ae the nominee of the Democratic Union or Cooper Inatitnte organisation, and, according to pros eat appearances, foe other will he in the field to-night ae foe nominee of foe Tammany ramp. Brennan I* ont of foe raee. Hie owner*, finding that he had no chance of winning, hare wifely eonclnded to "draw" him. Hia letter, which we publish, etatee in poeitire t?rme hie refusal to ran, and so he oaa very well be permit ted to console himself with the belief that ha could hare been elected if he had remained in the field. The office of Comptroller is one of the moat im portant in the city goeernment. Ita power is almost unlimited and reachiw into erery department. It is the key to the whole policy of it fcl.I *4, of Ihe Common Council would be poworlaus if the Comptroller could not be prevailed upoti to wink nt their jobs. No oorrupt oontraot could be made if he should set hU faon resolutely against it. No department could flU its pay rolls with bogus names and deal ojit thousands of dollars to sinecure office holders without his oonnivanoe. The Legis lature will, no doubt, out down the Comp troller's power nnd leave him with only the duties of n olerk to perform, so that it may not be very material who la elected. Bat when all the nominations have been made the respectable portion of the citizens will be able to deeide who is ths best man for whom to cast their votes. Pwca or ram Orrr Gormen, and ths Nmw Post Omen 8m.?1The Board of Conaoil- 4 men on Friday debated the question ef the advance of the price of the lower end ef the City Hall Park, as proposed by the Beard ef Aldermen. A proposition waa made to "split the diffsrenoe" between the prioe offered and originally agreed npon?half a million dol lars?and that now demanded, one million. By this it would appear that tha prioe of n Connoilman Is eonsMsnty less than that if an Alderman, and that ths Board of Oouaott men, though larger la number, is oontent with half ths stun that ths Aldsrmea dsmamd. Seriously, there is danger that this job to fleece ths general government will result in the despoiling of the oily of one of Its handsomest and most valuable ornaments. The govern ment proposes to ereot s splendid bsliding en tht lite, ej?9 imneyaUvtly demanded by the business community, add la willing to pay n good prioe for the ground, but is not willing to pay enormous sums In commissions to the "ring." Delay may be dangerous, and ths golden egg and goose, too, may be lost by pro crastination and avarice. The necessary legis lation to secure the appropriation of another half n million dollars for this soheme will re quire perhaps a year of time. In that year the new Post Office might be built and the government in possession. If delayed by the unwise action, or want of notion, of ths Com* mon Counoll, It will donbtlsss never be bull*, or the government will deal with more sensible private owners for less appropriate sites. m fttucn iuST* The Departure of General Dix for Frneen IIIs I.rare Tnklnf of the Naval Office. Ob yesterday General Dix took leave of the attaohfe of the Naval Office, previous to his departure for Franco to-day. Mr. Frankllo, spoolal Deputy Naval Officer, ad dressed the General la a few appropriate remarks, la which he expressed, oa behalf of himself tad associate* deep regret at their having to part Mr. Franklin alluded ? to the peat services of the General in complimentary terms, and expressed his ciaSdsans that In tha now flotd of Ms Men ho went* uphold the honor and dignity of tin republic in a manner bed Wag a dttnen of the Halted States The apetoov then nqpeMBed by bWdffiB farewell and hoping that health, pawperlty and topyt emrweald be vaedhmltd to too Ooooral, and thai he weald In good time return to the country toroceiro the ptoudlti of toe unutijuis. fleaael DUvmpoaddfi to the eSSrsm by otaUog thai ho reoeived with great sensibility the kind ozpreailias with which he bad been greeted oa the snmHa of the* approaching separation. He would not part without bearing testimony to the fidelity, efficiency end aleortty with which all oouneotsdwrtth tha office had discharged their dutiea during his short commotion with them. The General then concluded by returning his thanks for toe kind wishes which had bssa tendered to hit* end gevd hu assurance that they were fuUy reciprocated oa hie eart. NUtWAlJflTELLIKWt. Meior General Daniel A Sickles, commanding the Pen partment of ths south, arrived la town yesterday and to stopping at tha Brovoort House. The Spanish Minister, Mr. Taomra, is at the Clarendon Hotel. General J. M. Thayer, of Nebraska, Is ot the St. Nieb OlMo General James McCook. V. B. A, and Froflsssor Aug at I on are at tao Everett House. N. D. 8perry, of Connecticut, Is at the Hodman House. Roar Admiral Dahlgrsn. 0 8. N.,aad Dowttt C. LM tlejoUn, of Oswego, are at ths Aster House. MEWS fW THE PACIFIC CIAIT. Mineral ftpertaaeas tor tha Paris dxpsiWIso. Pretest Acalast Jaha Blpler'o Appointment The American Otorere la tha Maztoaa lAbo ral Army, dec. _ _ ? Sas Faawonoo, Nov. M, IMfi Three thousand mineral specimens have bssa ost lacted for the Paris Exposition of aoxt ysor. The pro. jeel for (tending a motion of tha big tree of Oalenems to the World's Fair in Farts has been nearly abandoned. Ths following message, signed by Governor Lew, tha State Comptroller, the Auditor, Attorney General Me Culiougb sad Adjutant General Eveans, was transmitted by telegraph to-day to the California delegates in On grass ? The appointment of Mm Biglenas Aasasser of Internal Revenue at tawameato la saoesdlnsly distasteful ?e all Union men Cannot ths Pririlft he lafiuwd to wtilafi it t If he will aot. prevail upon ths Secretary of tha Treasury to delay the srxaaltatlon ef atom under Bigiw Any other eourse will throw toe dhtriot late ooafuaten. as none but rebels will serve under Big lev. The Board of Supervfsote have granted ptrariwten lor the erection of a menumaat In Union square In boner of the memory of the soldiers and sailor* of California who lost tbetr Uvea in the late war Ths monumtol will oeat $60,000. General Hancock end other* who are en the oimmiuee will ask suWriptisns from ciitasm in eld of the prdeot. Mexlcaa Consul Oodsy is Informed that the party ef Amer?aa offiorr* who went to Meileo last summer with Colonels Montero and Green, and who rsoolved oommte sions in ths liberal army, hare marched with Genera# A rands to attack Duraago _ . . .. . The amount of wins produced in Ins Angeles county ihit year la estimated at ens million gallons. KWS FRN FMTKSS MNMC. 1 trr rwitn (? Jew DtTt* Ia?r?r*4 If Mil* of Ik* Wilt ri'l??r?H* Kipwlt I* k? Hhorllr Koloaood. I'iMui Moraoa, Ner. tJ, tMd Thro* dl?tJagtU*h*d aaiaiaton, Rot. Or*. Bar rough#, Edward* tod Dimi, Dm flrrt unid formerly of Phila delphia, kul now located la Riohmoed, arrirad rn* tk*r* thl* morning oa a rlali I* Jif Derta, with whon* they hreakfaated ud bad an interview la Ik a fortran from oen venation with tbaat gentlemen after they left tha Ml II waa learned that Mac* tb* laoaat change# and addition* nada to Deri*' quartan la Carroll Hall, aad tb# romoiwl of lira Deri* aad bar ana* to tfc* room# pro par#J for than, ka baa bo con* remarkably ch?*rful. Hi* health ha* vet* ?raofc Improved of lata, aad b* I* aald to (pant racy oonfldtatljr of beiag releaaed. Halallaa* aad friaod* froaa all part# of th# South ar* ooaataallr arrltriag, tutor lag lb* fort at pita*art aad depertiag elmnetnaoOaerved: da hi* pnaiat quartan ban boa* arraagod with a now la oaaM* bin to roooivtd hi* ftltada, It To p number of bit rlaiton will greatly laenao*. Tb* Adano Kxpnax Company an la roartaat receipt of package* aad pneonte for Daru, forwardod by hi* oympeihiaer*. Arrlral of Colorod Trow* ?*"?h. VoatBMi Moaaoa, Mor. **? 1*** Tb* stoanabip Merrimao, Captain Taa dio*. who* laft Kaw Or!tan* oa tho lTtb laat. for Mow fork, arrived bar* lata ia*t eight with tho TWrn W^h nginon United ft tat#* oolorod troop* oa board. Who ar- to b* muttered oat at tbla pot at. mmm 11 itmmtin, gim. il i hi i t~~. Ota a., Mar ta, imo Ralph Rodaaaa, of raaoedale, R. L, not# of tha Kboon-r K! aab#4h ft, of Mowpott, wo* btllad that ovanlog by Matooa Dewey, of that city. Tha Jury no dared a rordlot aooordlng During the alter-et'oa. or# rtoua to tha aardar, Dewey raoalrad a aerate Mow aror the -yea, wbaa be took a gqo aad eh .1 Rodman dead, aad then dailrarad hlrnaaU to tb? autboettieO lt>"w waa tb# ?#?*? of tho ?wrdor TNC MBK gam OMliar, th* champion of tbo light wotghla, amend ia (bio?ty yeeteriay from Baltimore to ma*a a matob with Job* W'llade to flgbt for |l ,000 ? aidi Oolltor *?wod Untiled#1* forfait, aod oifeMi etH ho H?>>wadi.'?ly drewo ??# and tha day appelated f?e th% raw