Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 7, 1866, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 7, 1866 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMBS GORDON BE.WKTT, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR ? PPICB N. W. CORN KB OP PULTON AND NAMAC ITS. Volume XXXI No. 341 amusements this evenimo. BROADWAY THEATRE. Broadway, near Broonw afreet.?A BMADALB. NEW YORK THEATRE. Broadway, opposite New York Hotel ?UairriTB Gaunt, ob Jraloust. HERMAN THAI.IA THEATRE, No. 614 Brnndira'. Ma. BoonDawison A* Kocubt db Lis lb and Koh Von KuBDoar. GERMAN 8TADT THEATRE, Not. 46 And 47 Bow err? Omnotbta. STEIN WAT HALL. Pourteenth atreet?Carl Wolp OOHn'i Tbibd Bsbtiiotbn Matinbb, at 2>, o'l'look. BAN PRANOISOO MINSTRELS. SS5 Brosdwar. opnoslts the Metropolitan Hotel?Ib tbbis Ethiopian Entertain, bunt*. SlNUIBO, Dani'INO AND BORLKSltUlta?MSTEORIC Showers OB Palling Stars. PIPTH A YEN UK OPERA HOUSE, No*. 1 and 4 We* mealy-fourth street Buowosth's Minntrbls. ?Htmorus Hismiur. Ballads. Uoblrsoou. Ac. A Tatr to tub Moor. KELLY A LEON'S MINSTRELS. 3) Broadway, oppo site Ike New York Hotel ?In their Sonor. Dances. Ecckn tbiotiba Ao.?Matrimony?Surprise Fabtt?Tub Bi.acb bTATDB TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. 391 Bowerr Comio Yocambu?Mrobo Mibstbrlsp Ballbt Ditrkiissmmlst, At.?Hbabt op Buib, or tub Mbn op IS CHARLEY WHITE'S COMBINATION TROUPE, at Maehentes' Hall, 471 Broadway?In a Variety or Limit an* Ladobablb Entbmtainrbnts, Corp* db Ballbt. Aa let Status Gomiror. MRS. P B. CONWAY'S PARK THEATRE. Brooklyn. Thr Huncbbaor. HOOLEY'SOPBR4 HOUSE, Brooklyn.? Ethiopian Mir. Btrbiat. Ballads, Burlkhquu and Pantomiurs. SBAYER'S OPERA HOUSE, WIUlRmsburg.-ETRlOPiAN Mihstrrlst, Ballads. Comic Pantomimes, Ac. NRW YORK MUSEUM OP ANATOMY. SIR Broadway I.rcturrs wttb thb Oit-Htdrookn MiCROKCora twice Nallj. ( uH|rAD and Riaai Aim or Probst. Open from i New York. Friday. December 7. INOtt. IBB SBWI. EUROPE. Hjr the Atlantic cable we have a news report dated yesterday, December 0. .Jb^.!^d<>,, rragain ur*M ? p1^ or the Alabama claims by England. Iron^lml war vessels, British engineers and troops of the line are being despatched fromEnglandfors?rv,ce p!hT? \ Fen"n arW8U ?,de dally In Dublin. The Governor or the City Prison of Dublin de mands a military guard for the establishment ^Assistant Secretary Fo* Is visiting the British navy hJ?h# fr? armT ,n M#xl0? 1,1 'ooked for in France before the close of February next. . ?? 8Ut?# ?0T#rn??"" has commenced suits ?n the French courts against parties furnishing ships and war material to the 8outhern rebels. Victor Emanuel is to negotiate in Rome by a deputa #l,r0y 0rSt MCr#"u,d the Pope having re. ' rueed the (nuisioa. The ex King or Hanover releases his officers from their Alldfiaiioe. LamtiMde, lately extradited from r.nB1|e to ^ aaatsnced to tea years' imprisonment. The Osndien revolutionists have, it is said, killed two thous?d Turks by blowing up . convent building in which they were quartered. 8!Tlw were ?? ? ?? London last evening. Consols were at ?S The Uverpool cotton market was quite active at noon ? middling uplands, fourteen pence. Breadstuff, were By steamships Asia, at Halifax, and Aravo, at this port, we have details of our cable reports to the 36th of November. CONGRESS. r a,l?th.V*'>at* vssterday the Judiciary Committee reported favWiy on the bill to repeal the amnesty and pardon power of the President, a bill was introduced rrqmrlng the commissioners who have been appointed ?,2? , * Clalms ot loyal owners for slaves enlisted In the service, to make their report direct to ""*nm WM referred to the Finance Committee. A IHII to provide for the defence of the northeastern fron ?er was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. A series of amendment were offered to the bill to regu late the selection of grand and petit juries in Utah Terrl tory, aod the Senate adjourned nntil Monday next. I? the Houaen resolution was adopted Inquiring Into tbseapMiemiyrrf giving jurisdiction and control over telegraph llooa to the Post Office Department. The bill for the regulation or appointments and removals was postponed until Monday. A resolution was adopted to appoint a committee to Investigate the New Orleans not* A resolution to inquire ir any legislation is da tnanded to prevent the oountlng of electoral votes from unrepresented Mate, was aire adopted. The Poatmaster General was directed to inform the House of the names-1 ? ?*>????*?? who have been removed since ?<W?urnment ol Congress and the cause of their removal, and the President was requested to furnish sunilar information regarding other appointments A motion to lay the latter resolution on the table was da hT 111 TOt*? The bill to change the meetings of ?'?"ogress to the 4lh of March was taken up. ?ud after a considerable debate and the adoption of reveral amendments, it was postponed until Monday. The House then adjourned untii Monday next. The correspondence between the United States and ? rsnce in regard to Mexican matters was placed before the iemis Committse on Foreign Aflkirs yesterday, and wi be found in full in our columns this morning. Among IImm are the instructions of Secretary Seward to ?Mr Campbell on hie amuming the duties or Minister I leoipoteutUry to the republic of Mexico THE cm. The Chamber of Commerce held their monthly meet n* yesterday afternoon, when resolutions were penned print eopica of the memorial to Congress for the re inoval of the tax on cotton, aod also to momortalue ongraas to lay an American Atlantic cable. Mr Samuel B. Rug flee m.d, ? ,mportant .peach on the The Equal Sight* Convention opened their session last evening ? Cooper Institute. The attendance was very slim. On the platform were Mrs Anthony, the t resident, Mr. E. Csdy Stanton. Mire Emm. Harding., . ? few other ladies, end Mr. Parker Pilinbury and some ?Uwr gentlemen Addressee were made bv the ladles named end by Colonel Home, of Missouri etter which the Conreni.nn adjourned till thin rn irning' The festival of St. Nicholas was celebrated with grust spirit last evening by the New York aod Brooklyn societies, claiming to be under the patronage of that saint. The case of Messre. Schwablns, Angus, Rousr sad Buehm cams up again, according to adjournment, before Commissioner Newton, of Brooklyn, yesterday, for aa alleged infraction of the Internal Rovenne law by menu, factoring alcohol under the name of burning fluid. 8ev. crei new witnesses were examined and * test made of both whet was known to be tbe usual article of burning ?hod and tbs one In question by burning In lamps. Tbe obetnist brought to test tbem could not distinguish any Perceptible difference between lb* two. The proeecntion resteo tu case, and one wltnees was examined for the defines. The rase will be continued to-day el balf past Bine A M 'n the Court or Oyer and Terminer, yeslcrdav, the psnel of grand jurors being celled, Mr. Justice George O. arntni proceeded to charge them, end stated that be . * chw?? *? delivered to them, but bad t or the reason that It was Impossible for any man, alone tad unsupported, to light againal the corruptness of our city official u> which the charge Dwr* particularly referred, b?, tha, through and with the co-operation of th?CH,x.n.' Aseoc,.tlo0. b. would resist there ebu.es by function snd mandamus, or what ever other mren, m,g.,t b. necessary and just.n.ble. The Grand Jury then retired to u,<ir duties The examination of for lb, dr rnf, ^ noB. eluded yesterday, at police head,,,1%,mri, )n mtU?r of a. investigation into the cb.rge. , omptrol?r Rrsanao, before Commissioner Hedgwlok. No n*w fscu of importance were elicited Rebutting evidence will be presented to-day by the prosecution. A young man engaged a* clerk at tbe Post oill e w? arrested yesterday on s charge of embsxxllag registered letters He confessed hie guilt, end we* committed n MhaM of |t,ooo bail. tMr. lately a olerk in the emelov of P.iker k Co, stock brokart. at No. W Breed way, decamp* on the 24th ?it wtUi certificate* of etock amounting la value to mere then $100.00*. Ba waa arreaiad la thi* city yesterday afieraoon by detective Farley, wbo waa obliged to administer a aevera obaatisament to Cady be fore ha surrendered. A large amount of the atolen prop, erty waa foand In hie possession. An Inquest was hald yesterday over the remains of an unknown man, recovered from the ruins oT the Walker street Are. The Jury found a verdict in accordance with the facta previously published. No other bodies bare been discovered. The National Steam Navigation Company's steamer The Queen, Captain Grog an, will sail at noon to-morrow (Saturday) from pier No. AT North river, for Liverpool, touching at Queenstown to land passengers. The stock market was unsettled yeaterday. but closed Arm. Oold closed at 138t( n %. The state of general trade yesterday was muoh the same as on the preceding days or this week, the demand for merchandise, both foreign and domestic, being very limited, while the tendency of prices was genera"? downward. Some commodities were character***! by a considerable falling off in value, Cotton n>>*d a shade In buyers' favor. Groceries were qui*. Naval stores moderately active and lower. Petroleum dull and lower. Dry goods Inactive and drooping. MISCELLANEOUS. It Is stated that the nomination of General Di* as Minister to Prance will be rejected by the Senate, on the grounds of kts participation tn the Philadelphia Can. ventloa. General Sedgwick has boss removed from the com mand of the troope oa the Rle Grande, end erdere have been forwarded to him to report at Washington to under go trial by court martial tor his action In oocupyiag Matamoroa. Ex Governor Perry, of Sonth Carolina, has written a letter in which bo says that if the North would propose a national oonrention of all the States the South would cordially accete to it. A dark in the War Department oommitted suicide, yesterday, in Washington. General Whittlesey, who was court marttaled recently for owningf td running a plantation, while on duty as agent of the Freedmen'a Bureau, in North Carolina, waa sentenced to be reprimanded JO? General Howard, the Chief Commissioner, amoral Howard did so, and ordered him to report for re-assignmeut to dnty. The order of reprimand speaks la highly complimentary terms of General Whittlesey's past record. It Is asserted in Washington that the British and French ministers Hod reason to oomplain of the Preal deut's Message. The committee of the North Carolina Legislature ap point^ to report on the constitutional amendment yes terday reported adversely to the ratification of that measure. Both houses rssolred unanimously to accept the proffered aid to destitute whites and blacks tendered by the Freedmen's Bureau. True bills were found by the Grand Jury at Sweets burg, Canada, agaisst fourteen of the Fenian prisoners yeaterday. Seven of them are Indicted as cltlxena of Canada and seven as citizens of the United States. The two remaining of the sixteen were discharged. A raid on the Toronto jail previous to the 13th inst. is appre hended. It is supposed to be intended by persons who wish thereby to assist In the escape of the condemned Fenians who are to be bung on that day. The Bldeau Canal is cloaod for the season. ( The steamer 9u wanes, from this port for Brttos Santi ago, was lost on (ho 4th Instant off Cape Rom sine. Fif teen persons have been saved, some of them by the brig Potomac, but a amall boat -containing the captain and fifteen persona la still missing. Richard D. Cook, who waa charged with the murder Of John Fusch. a policeman, at Merrteania, on the Alh ot July last, was tried yesterday and declared not guilty. Jerome B. Champlla, a prominent member ef the Chicago Beard ef Trade, absconded trom that city re oently after buying heavily or grain, for which he paid tu checks on banks with which be had no funds. Two buildings were destroyed by fire In Centre street, Newark, yeaterday marning. The ioaa la estimated ak $38,000, partly covered by insurance. A fireman named Charles Mulheddon, on the Brie Hallway, fell from the engine while greasing the oil valvee and waa Instantly killed, on Wednesday evening, near the Paterson station. Tie Mexican l>IMcnlte?The Official Carrea pondencc between tbe United States and France. We publish this morning an interesting budget of correspondence between oar gov ernment and that of Franoe on the Mexioan question, culminating in the existing difficulty with regard to Napoleon's non-fulfilment of his original engagement for the withdrawal of his troops. It thus appears that in May last the French government was called upon to explain the object of reinforcing instead of reducing its army in Mexioo; that in August Mr. Seward became very anxious to know the secret of the mysterious adventure of the Empress Carlotta from Mexico to Paris, and that the French semi-official journals affected to be Inoredulous as to this alleged adventure ; that on the I6th of August Mr. Seward complains of the appointment of eertsia French army offi cers to important positions in tbe govern ment of Maximilian, thus making it officially a joint stock concern, somewhat offensive to tbe United States. On the 17th of August Mr. Hay writes to Mr. Seward that tbe visit of tbe Empress Carlotta to Paris will not affect the engagements of France with the United States or change tbe Emperor's policy. On tbe 24th Mr. Seward communicates to Mr. Blgelow the President's proclamation nullifying Maxi milian's Mexican paper -blockade. From this point to October 8 there appears to have been a resting spell, when Mr. Seward, in a despatch to Mr. Blgelow, begins to express his misgivings as to Napoleon's intentions touching the removal of his Mexican expedi tionary forces. Mr. Bigelow, October 12, (the Atlantic cable being brought into requisition), replies in a general way that Napoleon is really anxious to get out of Mexico, if possible,sooner than his stipulations require. He hopes to remove the last of his military establish ments in March next. Upon this hint, as It appears, the administration resolved to send at once a minister to Juares, under the impres sion that there would be a fair opening for the reinstatement of the republic even in No vember. Tbe letter of instructions to our Minister, Mr. Campbell, dated October 20, follows next in prder. After reciting tbe engagement of Napoleon to withdraw his troops In three instalments and the reliance of the President upon the Emperor's good fkith, and after expressing the hope that he may conclnde to make a clean piece of work of it in November, and the opinion that Maxi milian may probably evacuate the country in advance of the French troops, Mr. Campbell is left to bis discretion as to his general move ments, but is specially Instructed to bear in mind that he goes to the republic of Mexico as represented by Juarex, and to no other govern ment?that he is not to embarrass the French in thsir departure; that the Unitod States con template nothing like the conquest of Mexico, nor any aggrandisements in the way of Mexi can lands ; that neutrality is our policy, but that General Sherman aocompanies Mr. Camp bell in order to assist in the rs-establlsbment of the republic, and law and order therein, by such dispositions of the United Statss land and naval forces as he may deem expedient to this end. Mr. Campbell and tbe General are to look up Juares at Chihuahua or elsewhere, or they will remain within a convenient distance, as mnv tDoear host, in order at the first opportunity to give Aim ? helping hand. It next appears that General Grant wm first designated to accompany Mr. Campbell, but that as he found it incon venient to go, General Sherman was selected in his place. We come next to the particular difficulty with Franoe in this business. Mr. Bigeiow, under date of November 8, writes to Mr. Seward that the French Minister of Foreign Affairs had informed him that the Emperor would remove all ilia troops in the spring, hut none before that time ; and that, on being asked to explain this change in the programme, M. de Moostier had placed it on purely military reasons, and that subse quently the Emperor himself had made the same apology, to the effect that any reduction of his toroes In Mexico now would imperil those remaining behind, and mildly suggested that the course pursued on the border by the United States had contributed to this state of things. He would give not another man nor another dollar to Maxi milian?had counselled him to abdicate, and had sent eat General Castelaeau to took after the interests of .France in Megiqo, in view of the suggested abdication. Mr. Bigslow, after an honest and earnest remonstraaee to the Emperor, left Mm with the impression that this embarrassment would be removed. On the 9th of November Mr. Seward trans mits to Mr. Bigeiow a oopy of his instructions to Mr. Campbell, for the information of the Frenoh government, even to the reading of the despatch, if required. On the 22d of Novem ber the Secretary of War is informed of the existing condition of affairs, and is re quested to give such new instructions to our military forces on the Rio Grande as he may deem expedient. On the^Sd of Novem ber Mr. Campbell is informed of the situation, and on the same day we bare the famous cable despatch from Mr. Seward to Mr. Bige iow. It is a pungent remonstranoe to the French government against the postponement of the promised withdrawal from Mexico of the first detachment of the Frenoh expe ditionary corps?a postponement in which our government, for reasons frankly communicated, cannot acqniesoe. Oar min ister to the Mexican republio cannot be recalled, nor his instructions modified; bnt still entertaining tbe hope of a pacific eolation of this unexpected diffloulty, and still relying upon the friendly protestations of Franoe, the Moxloan mission and the military foroes of the United States on the border will be held aloo f while awaiting further advices from Napoleon. Thus ends this last budget of Mr. Seward's diplomatfo correspondence on the Mexican imbroglio. It is an improvement upon all his preceding correspondence on this subject since tbe cloee of tbe rebellion. From that day to this last letter he had been engaged in the nnpleaaant task of dislodging Napoleon from his "grand idea" of Mexico by pre tests, and warnings, and special plead ings, and endless demands for explana tions of offensive tbinars done, or for things promised and not performed until the country had lost all patience with this temporizing diplomacy. At length, from the embarrass ing position in whioh the administration is plaoed by this policy of indulgence and for bearance, the President himselt finds it neces sary to interpose with a decisive requisition, and the result is ths cable despatch, which we pub lish. as the solution of all tbia correspondence, announcing the gracious oapitulation of Napo leon. Had this decisive course been adopted with the collapse of the rebellion, six months thereafter we might have had the Mexican republio reinstated ia the Mexioan capital. As it la, there is something of credit due even to Mr. Seward, for the patience, the diligence, and the tenaolty with which he has held to his text, anttl we may say be has literally soolded Napoleon out of Mexico. The Republican Caucus Programme.?The republicans of Congress have resolved among other things in caucus to provide by law:? First?That no name shall be placed on the roll of the next Congress except from States entitled to representation by law. Second?That no electoral votes shall be counted for President and Vice President (1868) oast by any State excluded from Con gress. Third?That the first session of tbe Fortieth Congress, instead of mooting in Deoember, as usual, shall meet on the 4th of March next, at tbe close of tbe present Congress. Considering, therefore, tlir.1 the House by an overwhelming majority ban resolved to ad here to the pending constitutional amendment as the basis of Southern restoration, this pro grntnme simply means that the excluded States shall have no voice in Congress or in tbe approaching Presidential election, unless they abandon meantime their present deolared pur pose of holding out against the amendment. " To this complexion they must come at last,'' and the sooner the better. This is tbe whole case in a nutshell. Wiped Out.?The ex-King of Hanover, under advices from England, has released his sub ordinate officials from their allegiance to his throne and his house. His kingdom is no more of tbe kingdoms of this world. Bismarck has wiped it out. The Pics tun* Pourr or Radical Conorers men.?Some of the members of Congress are making themselves very contemptible and ridiculous by their exhibition of small spite against (he President. Sumner makes a propo sition to take all tbe negotiations ia relation to Mexico out of tbe hands of the Executive and transfer them to Congress for its action. Another radical wishes to take from the Presi dent the appointing power and vest It in the Supreme Court or somewhere else. All this is very absurd. Tbe constitution confers certain powers on the President with which Congrrss has no right to interfere, and if it can by a forced construction of any words in that instru ment set up a pretence of any such right, this is no time to exercise it There is earnest work before the country. Tbe great popular voice has finally settled the policy of tbe na tion, and the picayune carping and spiteful ness of Sumner, Boutwell, Stevens and their followers will only serve to Irritate and disgust the people. Ex-Govkrnor Perrt Six Ysam Too Late.? Ex-Governor Psrry, of South Carolina, is in favor of a national convention, Including the lately insurgent States, for tbe reconstruction of the Union. He is Just about six ysars too lgte. tils prfioositlcjk would bars been a good more on Ike part of South Carolina In December, I860, in Ueu of bar ordinance oi accession. The Revolutionary CVlnle In Eoffload. In a late number of Blackwood1 a MagcuUne there tea remarkable article showing the help Ices condition to which England bas been brought bj various causes. The masses are reduced to pauperism, the 'finances of the country ten in so critical a position that it hampers its foreign policy, and its navy is pro nounced worthless. The pioture Is as gloomy as it can be, but it cannot be pronounced over strained. It is but a re-echo of what we have so long been spying by way of warning to the statesmen, both whig and tory, who have been seeking to cultivate trouble with this oountry. The fact can no longer be disguised that the British empire isontheeveof one of those great changes which occur periodically in the lives of nations. Since the time of Che (Common wealth It has enjoyed a term of factitious pros perity which, while it bas enriched the ruling classes, bas beggared (he great nan of the people. It is now at a point where this arti ficial system refuses towork longer, {t is, In fact, in an analogous oondition to that in which France found Itself immediately prior t? the first revolution. From the time of Louis XL down to 1789 that country had oooupied a position of seeming prosperity and greatness, while in reality all was poverty and wretched ness within. Too much church and too much feudalism were the direct causes of its miseries, and it required a bloody ordeal to enable It to free itself from them. It is precisely the same Influences which have brought England to hcr.| present wretched condition. A soiflsh and unprincipled aristocracy and a greedy Church have so eaten up her resources that nothing is left to sustain even the machinery of govern

ment When it is confessed that a nation must renounce its foreign policy becanss of Its inability to go to war, ail is said. It has either to submit to dismemberment or to pass through the fires of revolution in order to' regenerate itself. It is in this situation that the BritlsH empire now finds itself. The movement oommenoed by John Bright fa bat tbe first throe of its political agony. When Mr. Bright set out in his present career of agitation- we are persnaded that be had no olear conoeption of where it was leading him. He fa the Mlrabeau of the new revolution'?vehement, self-willed and passionate, and acting from his impulses rather than from his judgment. Like the French demagogne, be finds himself on the brink of a precipice, the depths of which bo has not ventured to measure, but down whioh ho will assuredly be carried by the avalanche that he has assisted to nnlooBe. Let hi* posi tion not he mistaken. He b the creature, and not the originator, of tbe new revolutionary movement Had ha not happened to be in the van, some other bead would have been found to plan and some other band to point the way. There can be no stronger evidenoe of the correctness of these views than the pressing manner in which the leading English journals are again beginning to urge tbe settlement of the Alabama claims.. If the articles front the London- Pbsi and Times which have just reached us do not exhibit a degree of | alarm that fa inconsistent with anything but a sense of extreme danger, we de not read them rightly. Tbe urgency of coming at once to an amicable settlement with this country fa apparent in every line; and this arises not from a feeling of justice or a consciousness of wrong-doing, hut firom tbe fear of still further oomplicating the dangers whioh threaten the empire with dissolution. Whatever may be the motive, so far as we are concerned, we shall be glad to have these claims disposed ot If | England has to pass through the ordeal of such a convulsion as we anticipate, It will be better foists government to insure our forbearance than our resentment. Too Moos About tot Pbkwdkitt and tot Spoils. ?The email politician* of both booses of Congress have taken the start and secured tbe precedence to their petty schemes of spite against President Johnson, in the matter of the distribution of the spoils. We would remind tbe more sensible republicans of Congress, however, that, in addition to Southern recon struction, the revision of our financial and taxation systems and the rectification of our foreign affairs are measures of higher im portance than these paltry schemes of party vengesnee against President Johnson. As the President is defeated, and as the two branches are all-powerftil, they should exercise their power at least with dignity and decorum. THE SETTLEMENT OF PUN NATIONAL DIFFICULTIES. Correspondence Between Hera** Mreelev and (jisrerasr Perry, ofMeufh Caroline. CiiARUsrro*, 8. C., Das. S, ISM. Horace Greeley, In s letter to Governor Parry, aayi ? " The true basts of s settlement of nil oar trouble Is uni versal amnesty with Impartial suffrage. I woold have all disabilities because of rebellion and of color utterly and abaolutaly abolished. And I strongly hope and trust s settlement on this basis will be made this winter st Washington." Governor Perry says Impartial suffrage will be accomplished by permitting all black and; white, to vote who are twenty-one years of age; but tbe iVwithern pro pie will never consent to this, as It would degrade tbe right of suffrage and demoralise the government and society If the proposed compromise enfranchised ne groes who could rend, write and had property qaaliflca tlona, without disfranchising white persona, It might with reason and propriety be aoeeded to by Southern State* Governor Perry strongly urges a national convention for tli* adjustment of *11 difficult!**, and thinks tbe as sorlstion of wise, patriotic, virtuous men from all parts of the country wonid have s aaJalary influence ta ad justing present difficulties. ELECTION OF UNITEO STATES SENATOR IN SOUTH CAROLINA Cotpnma, 81 C, Dec. S, IMS, J. B. Campbell was to-day sleeted I'm ted States swe ater on tbs second ballot Mr. Manning's name was withdrawn. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Mr. N. P. WISH*' health, we are glad to learn, is not bad as was reported, and there Is no truth In the rumor that be "had s stroke of paralysis an Saturday last." A letter dated at Idlvwild, December 4, aaya:? "Mr. Willis passed a comfortable night, and Is feeling much better to-day." Masowc P*m ann Psmrvsu? Notwithstanding the In clemency of the weather a large crowd again assembled last night at tbe old church corner of Grmad and Crosby streets, where the whole Masonic Fraternity of New York city were holding a fair and festival to aid them in building a new and elegant Masonic Hall, which will do credit to the society and he an ornament to the city. The receipts on Wednesday night were abont |600,%nd although fewer persons were present last night the receipts were nearly as largo. Better opportunity was afforded last night to view the Suing up of tbe halln and arrangement of the tablet. The halls are festooned with flags aad banners of tbs order and the tables ar ranged with exceeding taste and skill. The beauty and arrangement of I*banon Lodge, No. ltl, attracted na usnal attention, not only on account of the many beaut I - fnl articles for sale, but also for the charming manner In whloh the lady attendants invited yon to spend yonr money. Two ladles wearing elegant velvet cloak* wore delected appropriating articles without going through the ceremony of paying far them. Although potloe oA , own vr* la attend?ss bo arra? wgt DIB ASTER AT SEA. mf the HteaMer N?ir??e? tr?m New Verh fer Temee?Fifteen Penwne Naved, ui 81* (mo in an Open Boat Htlll CUARLOToa, Dee. 6,1888. The steamship Saw anee, from Nen York for Braxos Santiago, was lost off Cape Romaine on the 4th Inst A small boat, with the Captain and fifteen persons, had n ot been heard from. Two other boats. In charge of the mate and Chief Engi neer, were picked up by tho brig Potomac and earned Into Georgetown, 8. C. Fifteen persons In all were saved and brought here to-day, and will leave for New York to-morrow on the steamer Moneks. CANADA. SKOAL TtlEfiRAW TO THE HERALD. fkk tn the Condemned Fenlnna?Hnw They Await Their Eaeentlon. Arc. Torosto, Dec. 6, 1884. Thta morning, through the courtesy of the Sheriff, I paid a visit to the old Jail, where e great deal of anxiety if manifested as to tne fate of the prisoners under sen tence of death. Lynch appears In excellent spirits, and says tbit If hs has to die he can do so tike a man. He appears, however, to be of opinion that Ms sentence ss well as tbattof McMahon and Kevin has been commuted, end bin's that he'has received official notification to that The Rev. Mr Mdfahen devotee moat of his Ume I to rettgiOM exercises, and H is said be is writing a blatery of bis lift. Slrrin appears quite dmpondeet, and main tains that he wan innacentof any g?my Ijtentton In ?~?i..g to c?Her!den, Qata, MoOrath and tho other conden?ed prisoners bear much raelgnalioD. although It Is evident that they do net think their executions will be carried out. A Raid Anticipated to Release The Con demned Fenlawu? Muster of Yolenteera. TbaoxTO. Dec 8, IS88. The authorities have received information of an in tended raid on the old jail previons to tho 13th, for the purpose of attempting the rescue of the Fenian prison ers. Extra precautions have been adopted, and no visitors, unless weB known to the authorities, ere ad mitted. The Grand Trunk Railway Battalion of Volnnleers, composed nnttrelv of employes of that road, mustered for drill in full uniform last evening. They have re cently been supplied with arms, and drill regularly and constantly. Arrival of General Averlll-Trtm Rills Found I Against all the Prisoners bat Two. ? Swxirr>nnR(i. Dec 6, 1888 General Avertll, United 8tates Consul General for British America, arrived here last night. The court opened at hair-past ten o'clock this morning. The Grand Jury came into court at quarter-past two o'clock, and preiented true bills against fourteen of the prisoners. With reference to the two- remaining? Thomas Powers and Daniel Coburn?tho Grand Jury found no hills, and they were accordingly discharged. Seven of the prisoners?Crawrord, Rovers, Keardon. Howard, McOowan, Morrill and Smith?were indicted as citizon* of a foreign State which was at peace with her Maleaty's government; and the other seven?McDonald. Madden, Crowley, Owens. Carroll, Otlgaw and Holmas? were Indiotod as subjects of her Majesty. Tho Governor General's Oepartnre For Eng land-Accident to an Engineer Ofllcer, <Vc. Qi-bhkc, Doc 8. 1888. The Governor General leaves bete tonight for Mon treal en mule to England. The British American Insurance Company, which, with the exception of the Quebec fire office, was the heaviest lover by the great fire in October, has settled all claims satisfactorily. Affairs In Wlowtreal. MniTKiui., Dec 8,1888. The Bank of Montreal 4s about to withdraw its agency Ot Chicago. . ... ? The imports at this port for November were one mil lion seven hundred and thirty odd thousand dollars, a slight deovsma from corresponding month last year. rZKBI. Fire In Bfereer Street. Between two and three o'clock yesterday morn ing a fire brake out in the attic of the building 06 Mercer street, in the- oubinet shop of Hoist'-In A Zonz. TO# ?took Is damaged to the extent of $2,000. Insured for $2,000 in the Hope of Providence and the Central Park Insurance Company. The second floor front room Is oc cupied by C Lelght, maker of billiard cuss, damage $200 insured for $1,200. The back room Is occupied by F. Moore, Inlaid cabinet maker, lots $60, Insured g400 in St Mark's Insurance Company. The first floor, occupied by P. Hughes, manufacturer of steam pipes, damage $'28, no Insurance. E. Kneale, tin roofer, also occupied part of this floor, damage $60, Insured $400, In the Merchants' Insurance Company. The basement la occupied by John Kelly as a billiard room, damage $60, Insured for $1,200 in the Pacific. The extension is oo oupicd by Mr. Holetoin as a dwelling. MUhtlv damaged by water, insured for $600 in the Albany Cttv Insurance Company. The building is damaged about $1000, and la said to be hunted. Large Fire la Newark, N. J?Deotrurtloa of a Tranlc Faetary and a Woollea Mill?Loo# H'JfLOOO-N# loan ranee. Shortly hefbre one o'clock yesterday morning a fire occurred in thu-two story frame building on the dock, at the foot of Centre street, and afterwards oommuntcstlng to tho engine room of the extensive trunk manufactory of the Messrs. Lagowltx A Co.. on River street, both of wbtsh buildings were entirely consumed. The frame building was owned by Stephens, Gondii A Co., and oc cupied bv the Newark Woollen Mills rov storage pur posee. liie three storv brick building, to which the en gine house was attached, was also somewhat damaged, together with machinery contained therein. The low bv this fire Is estimated at about $26,008, divided as fol lows:?J Lagowltx h Co., $20.000?fully Insured: New ark Trunk and Bag Co, $600?fully Insured; Newark Woollen Mills, $3,600?no insurance; Hiephens, Coudlt A Co., $2,008?no insurance. Fire In Rhode Island. Panvrosvcu, Doe 0. 1888. A W. Harris' worsted braid factory. In Ark right, Cranston, was burned last night. The low Is about $8fOOO Fire In (!hlr?ffn. Cute >no, Dec. 8, 1888. Four woedsn buildings, in the vicinity of the Union Stork Yards, were destroyed by an incendiary (Ire last night. Low $10,000; fnlly Insured. The frequency of Incendiary Area la that vicinity creatae a suspicion of Intent to defraud insurance companies. Fires In Missouri. 8t. I-oris, Dec. 8, 1808 Glesson A Martin's tobacco lartory, corner of Bread I way and Carr street, C Mchweder A Co.'? grocery store and Jacob Goldman's clothing store wore destroyed br fire last night Total loss $20,000; Ipstired for $10,000. A telegram from 8t Joseph says:?On Tuesday even ing a fire broke out In the dry goods store of Thomas A I,ucah, in DrK'ilk, Buchanan cotinijr. $50,000; in an red for $33,000 In iha Underwriters' Insurance Com panv. Mr. Thomas' dwelling house was also consumed; also the hoot and shoe manufhclnry of Pchlnder A Nun ver. Low $800, Insured In the Underwriters' Insur ance Company. Fonr dwelliltv houses were next swept away, the content* of which were all raved; but there was" no insurance. OIL EXPLOSIOII III CLEVELAND Ct.SVIIVAJID, Dec <1, 1R(W. An explosion occurred at the receiving house of Clark. Pavne * Co., oil refiners, In this city to day. One men ?M killed end four other* badly horned?two It was thoorht would die. The low Is estimated st Irom 9*.000 to 912.000. There was no Insurance on the property. A BOSTON PILICfiAH CHAPPED WITH IUR8LART. Bnarew, Deo. 0. 1MK OetK W. Rower, ? policeman, has been held to bail for trial, charged with targlary ll allegod that he rob bed the bat store of O. f. Mag* of severs! hundred del* lara' worth of fare THE CMCAtO TUNNEL Cntraco, Dec. ?, itag. The official ceremony of laying the last brick in nor lake tunnel wan performed thla morning by Mayor Rice, la lha presence of the Aldermen and Inrlted fieets. numbering about seventy, after which there w.v ? ban quel at (ha Crlh. THE LAIOH QUESTION. OntasTtra Msnows' Amoci atiov.?A well attended meeting of this society waa held laet night at the corner of Tblrtylhlrd street and Seoond tvenua. Nr. John Tuomey presiding Notwithstanding the action of lha association in Increasing It* Initiation fee from $2 to |A, a large nam her presented themseiree for admission as member* The Increase of Initiation Is owing io tha de termination of the society to coalesce with ths Brlcklay ers' Union for toe purpose* of mutual help, and nue of the coadillOM Insisted on Is that admission to member, ship to both bodies be the name. DMnuTtM' Ueiow?This body held its regular meat, ing laet erealng la tha Detain Dispensary. Mr. John Kettlemsn presided. A number of members applied for end received sick relief, accerding to the previsions of the constitution The report of the treasurer for the three months ending November showed thai the sum of 91.Mil *8 had boon received, and 9M2 42 eipendsd De legatee were also elected to represent the body at tha natieaal convention, which will uka place in Cincinnati on the 14th of January, 1MT. Cism awn Vtmemraa Ctjntas' Kisi.v (Vuwwn A wo rt atkis?Tha monthly moating of Uilg society waa held last night In Karly Closing Hall, W. A. Wickham la tha chair. Several new memhera were added to tha roll, end the delegates to tho Worklngmen'a Union Instructed to rota la favor of tho proposed mam meeting e? tha sight hour auetftqp - - ?? -????? THE ATUNT16JTACHT RACE. The flowing articles and sailing directions, which, ? Will be ad milled, are very oonclsa, plain and eaally un derwood, are to govern the greal Atlantic yacht race bo twain the tbvee vtsiels?the Henrietta, Vesta and Fleet wing?which will atart from aandy Hook for the marine light on the we*' end of the Ifle of Wight, In the Kngllab Channel (P'*y or pay), at ooe o'clock 1*. II. on Tuesday nest, theVllth >nst. e Ovlglnul Articles of Aiireeinenl. Nnw Yoke, Oct 2T, lHfld. George and Frank ..Osgood, bet Pierre Lorlllard, Jr., and others, thirty thoowaod dollars ($30,000) that the Fleetwing can bant the \*e?ia to the Needles, on the coast of England. The yattbts to start from Sandy Hook on the second (SO) Tuesday (9 December, and to sail ac cording to the rules of the NOW York Yacht Club, waiv ing the allowance of time The nails to he carried eon mainsail, foresail, Jib, flying Jib, Jib topsail, fore and main gaff topsails, main topmast staysails, storm stay sail and triaaila. The yacht Henrietta enters the shots race by paying thirty thousand dollars ($80,0001, snhaeription by mem bers of the New York Yacht Club. A ay minor point** not embraced In the above, that cannot bo settled by Messrs. Osgood, Lorlllard and Bennett, shall be decided as follows:?Each shall choose an umpire, *ad the in pirae chosen. In case of dtnegreemeot, to- otmose two (?) others; twenty per cent ef the money to Ma deposited with Mr. Leonard W. Jerome oa Saturday, ttsp third off November, balance to be deposited on thviflrat (1st) Tuesday or Deoember?ploy or pay. We the undersigned egrovsovaiwlfy to lbs aMVe ami tor. J. O. BKNNSTLJn.. (Wirnomi fHANir.lv nfmoon. a S. Fsaslvg, GEORGE A. WU9DOD, a TariOK F. LORILLASt*, Jo. Secesil Agreswenl. Nkw Took, Dec. $,1981. ft is hereby agreed between the owners of the Htm rletta, Vesta and Fleetwing that the ocean race which In to take place on the second TuesdAy in December, elM be from Sandy Hook to the Needles, England, sod) nelthor yacht is to take from New York a channel pi?H; | and also that in addition to the sailo previously tiouod each yacht tuny carry a square sail M G. BENNKIT. Jh., PIEKRE LORLLLARD, J*, GKoRuE A. OSGOOD. Third Agreement. Naw Yosk, Dec. 6. I BOO. It is agreed that the boats engaged m the ocean now may shift, during the- race, anything bat ballast, am* that the forty-olght hours' rule shall bo waived, and' that the rece ends with the light on the west end of thn Lie of Wight bearing abeam, the yachts on the channel course bound for Cowas. The boats to start on Tuesday, December 11, at one o'olock P. M., blow high or low. The boats to-be started by it S. Fearing GEORGE A OSGOOD, P. LORILI.AKD Jr., \ J. G. BEN NEW, Je. Circular. New York, Dec. 0) IMML to u auras* or vbssris. In the great Atlantio yaokt race the Henrietta will allow on the ocean a blue flag, 9*3; the Vesta will ex hibit a white flag, 9x3, and the Fleetwing will oarry a red flag of the same dimensions. At night the Henrietta will burn a blue light and" Are ? bine rocket one minute afterwards; the Vesta witb buna a white light ant Are a white rocket one mluute after, and the Fleetwing will burn e red light and one mtnuf afterwards will Ore a red rocket. J G. BENNETT. Jr PIERRE LORILLARD, Jh. GEORGE A. OSGOOD. The Meaner Which to to Convey the !tlAm bers ef the Ymoht Club tn the Startiag Point. The steamboat which has bees chartered to MM Mm members of the Yaoht Otub to Sandy Hook on the dap designated for the stating or the yachts on the gnat Atlantic race waa wrongly oamed-the Mend Queen, a should have boon the Rtver Queen, a boat of consider able historical interest Per several years the River Queen wss owned by the late President Lincoln, ami conveyed the Commissioners to the great Peace Gam* ference at Fortress Monroe. More reoontly It was use* to transport President Johnson and bio party from thin city to Albany, on their way to the Douglas Mono Celebration at Chicago 8 T. NICHOLAS. Celebration of the Festival Lut Nl|ht-Tke Ranqaet In New Ybrk. The annul banquet of the St Ntobolte Society mi held lut night-at Delmooico'a About in hundred of the members sat down to dinner, of which H la unniaan aary to any mora than that It waa aeued up In Dot* montco'a but atyle. Oed worth 'a ? celebrated band waa preaeot, under the leadership of Mr. T. F. Pod worth, and played aotno eery One musical aeleotlona during tha evening. There waa ne attempt at deootation, with tha exception of the Amarleaa Oag being draped above tha Preoidea'a chair. At ha If-peel ail P. Mi the members of the oooMr marobing, two and two, headed by the Preeidant, wearing a large oocked bat and gelden cellar or badge, entered the room, and, having taken their planao, remained standing while the Rev. Dr. Termilye offered np n abort prayer. After justice bad been dona to the good thlaan of the table a number of long Dutch pipes and a supply of tobacco were banded round, and In a abort lime a majority of the persons present wen enjoying n smoke from a regular sample of the old Kniekerbookesm In proposing the first toast of tbo evening, "St. Nich olas"?the children's friend: a title "worthy of the na ttiest ambition, end merited only by the pure and good,'* the President Mid they met under more favorable aaa ptoee than thev bad done for years past The country waa at peace, and with a little Justice tempered with mercy M would not be long before we weald all again lore one another m brothers. Brother St George wee at present neutral, sad would remain so aa long as It was In sooord anrw with his Interests There was a little unsettled account between them, but there was reason to hope It would soon be brought to a settlement in a kind aad friendly spirit Brother St. Dents had givsa soma trouble by engaging In s little speculation which they did not cooslder was calculated to advance our Interests, end they hid remonstated in gentle terma for Uley were basy at tbo time, but since that a flair was sallied we had rw monstrsled a little more stroagly, and as be had proas laed to retire with a little more pressing on their part, he would do so. After alluding in a humorous manner tw their relations with St. Jonathan aad St Patrick, ha brought his remarks to s cloaa. The toast or tbo "City of New York," waa reopondoff to by Mr. Hogarl. The Ilth toaal of "The Unloa" was responded to by Lieutenant Governor Stuart I., Woodford, who was re ceived with cheers, After returning thanks for the manner m which he wm received, he eald he would tell them a story, as there were no reporter* present An Irishman said to him, after the recent election, "By jabers. the republican party mast be a mighty great eto make a Lieutenant Governor of sucn a small, . wizen faced chap as you are." Ha then dwell on the devotion shown to the I'olon by the people during tbo late rebellion and the adberen- a given to toe govern ment by members of various political parties, here use they loved union better than partisanship. The sixth toast was mv ponded to by General GIN more for the army and Commodore Rtngold on the part af the navy. The Commodore as id that the flr*t check which the mvlocihllity of England met w the ocean wan from American teamen, and If Uia occasion should again wise when their services would be demanded In defenon of tbetr country, the trust coutided to their hands would he nobly maintained. The seventh toast wm responded to by Dr. Vermilyvu^ who eald be did not understand why he waft called on In speak to it; because he was not a Dutchman, hot a Hugaa not; yet, aa the Dutch were noble In their own country and noble in thla, be waa happy to Donor them. Ibe last toast was responded to by Mr. Wood, Praol 'deni of the lit. Andrew's Society aad by the President of the Society of St. Patrick. Tkn Bsnusri In Steelilvs. Tha annual social reunion of the Brooklyn ft Mcholan Society wm held loot evening M the Mansion Bouse Brooklyn. Judge tx^t officiating m President, and pasted off with greet trial. A large number of the mom promi nent ettlMos of Brooklyn attended; among tbo ram. Rev. Dr. Storm, Rev. Dr. Gallagher, at Mayor Kmlb Isiwb, Hon. Mr. Robloooa and Alderman Teresa At eight o'clerk the member* formed la twos sad marched gaily forth from the reception room aad assumed their seals st the faotlve board. Tha dining room wm apprvA prlatoly daoorsted. Immediately bahlnd the Preside* the wall wm covered with the aatlonal coat of arms m tbo Netherlands, logother with the motto/* mdi'iilisadn*, while a profusion or American bunting adorned tie re maining three sides of thd room. The dinner, which wm of the most elegant and recherche character, wm then disposed of, the spirits of the guests perceptibly rising under the genial Influence of good viand* and ebelqo wines. As soon as the more substantial features af the occasion were coded, the regular toasts were proponed After the toasts. The Society" aad "St. Nicholas hsf been enthusiastically endowed hv the aaasmtoled breth. res, the long pipes, with which the ghost of Pete, Rtoyvessnt still solaces himself In the happy hooting' grounds of the deported, were handed round by thai waiter*, with aa amplr sufficient modicum of kUMklatok,' The scene presented at this stag* of the proceedings wm exWemely interesting, and, contemplating it through the dense fumes that rase Incessantly rrbm the ?lips of the rerellara, one mishl easily Imagine himself transported to ?h# quaint aad curious times of New Amsterdam. Tha reualoB was cohtlnuad np to a lata hour, and the brethren parlad amid loud expression* of eternal fellowship and goodwill. TW PACIFIC I All 10 AO. ?r. I/nrm, Dee a, IMM. The Pacific Railroad bee reached a qgio' three huhe % loe wg?l 0f Omeha