Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 10, 1866, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 10, 1866 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALl). JAMES UUKDUH BENNETT, EDfJOR AND 1'ItOPRIKTOR. orrics n. w. cormcb oTTultoTand na8Sa? 8Tf* _ * . "" TUK DAILY HERALD, pubhthed rw?y day i* fevw, Fort oeuts per oopy. Annual subscription price, f 14. JOB PR1 N'TIN'O y tvrry .lacription, alto St-rrotyp 1*4/ and Bnyra tiny, naatly and prom/My executed at On otout rat At Volume XXXI 344 AMUSHMBNTS THIS BVENlNtl. BROADWAY TIIEATRR. Broadway. near Broome street ?St. Marc, oa th* Solducr or Fortunk. NBW YORK THKATRK. Broadway. opposite New York Hotel ?OuirriTit Gaunt, oa Jsaloust. GERMAN THALIA THEATRE, No. SU Broadway ? II AM Let. GERMAN STADT THEATRE. Nos. IS and 47 Bowery ? Daj Tola, Wii aa W at at Umt i.acht. 8T8INWAY HALL. Fourteenth slreot.? IIkmut Tncaaa'a Fiaar Grand Conobrt. SAN FRANCISCO MINSTRELS. M5 Broadway, opnoelte' (he Metropolitan Hotel?la thkib Ethiopian Bnticiitain ?bats, Sinuinu, Dancino abo Buulbsuuks-Tub Naw ('oauaaaa. FIFTH AVENUE OPERA HOUSE, Noa. S and 4 Wert fwanlr-foiirtb street.?BriDwosTn'. Mlnitrau. ?Ethiopian MuiaraaLir. Ballads. BuRLKsausj. Ao. Thk Mam im B LACK. KELLY A LEON'S MINSTKBLS. HO Broadway, opoo alte the New York Hotel ?la thkik Sonus, Dance*. Kooan mOTiaa, Burlksuuks, Ao.?Mathimont?Aprican Polka Tub Black Statub. TONT PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. 301 Bowery Co*to Tocalism?Nkoro Minstrels*, Ballbt DiTKBTtaaaMBMr, Ac.?Noll thb Nswsaor. a CHARLEY WHITE'S COMBINATION TROUPE, Bt Mechanics' Hall, 473 Broadway?Im a Vabibtt or Lion* and Laughable Entbktainiiknts, CoBra db Uallut. Ac. Thb Mischistous Niookr. MRS. F B CONWAY'S PARK THEATRE, Brooklyn.? OatrriTB Gaunt, ok Jsaloust. HOOLKY'SOPRRA HOUSE, Brooklyn ?Ethiopian Mia. BTUBLST. B A LL AILS, liUHUtSUUKS AND PAlPrOIIIMBS. REAVER'S OPERA HOUSE, Williamsburg.? Ethiopian Mwatmlst, Ballads, Conic I'antomina.i, Ac. NATIONAL HALL, Harlem.?Mr. Db CoRDOTA'a I.kc turn, "Miss Jones' Wbddinu. No Cabdn." PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, oorner or Orand and Crosby streets.?Giikat Masonic Pair in Aid or rut Haul and Astlub Fund. ST STF.PHEN'8 CHURCH, Twenty eighth street, be tween Lexington and Third avenues.? Grand Fair, Frsti TAL ANU I'ttOHBNADR CONCKIIT. NEW YORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY. St8 Brosdway.? T.BCTUKKS WITH THB O.TT-H TDROUKN M lURILSOOM twice dally. Hkad and Right Arm or Probst. Open from S A. X. HU 10 P. M. New York. Monday. December 10. 1S06. T H H NEWS. EUROPE. Our news report by tbe Atlantic cable la dated to Sunday, the Bth of December. Tho Czar of Russia, by Imperial ukase, abrogates "all the relations'' of the Empire with the Pope, and annuls the special laws founded thereon. Another French regiment has marched from Rome. The Papal debt has, It Is said, been arranged. The Christians In Candia are reported as submitting hopelessly to the Turks. By the steamship City of Paris at this port yester day we reeotved our special correspondence, special despatches and European flies daiod to tho 28th of November, containing very important and Interesting dotal is of the cable reports to that day. Talcing up the history of tho Penlan movement, or "rising," in Ireland after tho 2Sth of November?to whloh date It was published In the Hhuld on Sunday?we give the newspaper accounts of Its progross, conveying a very aocurate Idea of the alarm which It caused to the English government. Tbe editorial oommenls of the London journals on the "stamping out" plan of cure were so fully summarized in the Hkrai.d's special cable despatch of the 27th of November, from that city, that It Is unnecessary to repeat them. The position of Maximilian's cause In Franoe and Austria, together with his prospects of an imperial ottice at home, are fully treated by our correspondents iu Paris and Vienna. From Madrid we have a report of tho feverish agita tion whloh prevails in Spain, preceding tho revolution whloh is likely to sweep the last remaining crown from the last of the Bourbons. MISCELLANEOUS. Our city of Moxlco correspondence says that, since tbe arrival of Mlrainon and Marquoz, negotiations with tho Emperor for bis return to the capital bavo been re newed. It Is now probable that Maximilian will do so. The Austrian sud Be gian troops In Mexico city received orders to march to Vera < ruz on the 22d ull, but on that morning tho order was countermanded. The Cabinet was to have met at Orizaba on the 24th, whon Vidaurrl would advise an abdication and tbe opening of negotia tions for that purpose with Juarez. Mel a's forces at Han Luis Potosi were levying forced leans to a large amount. One thousand dollars was demanded of the British Consulate. The news from ths scat of war In Parn-ruay is dated Rio Jsnolro, November 9, and comos by way of Lisbon. A Bolivian army bad been concentrated on tbe borders of the Argentine republic, and threatonod to invade that Stme On the 18th of Ootobsr the Paraguayans bom burdod the Intrenched camp of the allies. Official Information has boon received m Canada that a raid is intended by the Roberts faction of the Fenians Immediately. Thoy are to entnr uoar tho village of Teuesc mta A private In tho regular.- received fifty lashon at Ottawa, on 'aturday, for raying that Canada would b- annexed to the Polled Sl.iles in lens than two yean Hurratt, It appoars, was supplied with funds by leading Southerners in Canada at tho time he escaped to Europe. Traces of pre historic civilization have been found In fit. Anthony, Mum. A trap door, sortired by a curiously shaped lot k, was discovered in the door of a cellar, and on pushing Invwr.igattou further It was opened and a spiral staircase, leading down one hundred and twenty three steps, appeared. It endod in a parage wit ch led Into an artllh ,al oave, about w hich were strewn Iron and Copper Instruments, and at one side of was an ele vated platform and rtele seats, a stone sarcophsguv was also found in another apartment, which on being opened disclosed a human skel- ton. Chief Justice Chase dwies that the Iron clad test oath In MtsH >nrt has been decided unconsiititi mal by s ma jority of the Judges ot the .Supreme Court In confer n a. The festival of ths Irnnia ulat Conception was cele brated with imposing public ceftOMnies in th ? various Catholic churches In the city yesterday. IPnry Wind Beecher preached In Plymouth church, Brooklyn, on the Ne< esslty of fullering Rev. Thomas street de llvernd the first of a series of lectures to young men on ths Immorality of the Stage, In the North I" church, at the corner of Ninth avenue and Thirty first street Rev Charles B. Smyth ma to a defence of his course of lociures on the Naked Truth at the Everett Rooms. At 8L Ann's Catholic church, in K ghlh street, Rev Father I'rsston eonilnu vl bis series of lectures on the Necessity of Christian Cnlty Miss Em na Hirdlnge lectured at Pod worth Rail upon ths New Religion, sad the " Boy Treacher'" lecture I in tho Advent church upon the Re establishment of the Jewish Nation In Palestine In the course of hn remarks he said that Louis Napoleon w?s the antl-christ spoken of by the In spired writers. A burial plot for the use of Pro-res?lve and few Tres lodges of tree and Accepted Masons waa consecrated at Cvprees Bills Cemetery. L. I , yesterday Tt. ? ceremo. nies wwe witn ? c . h, ?b it two thou and {tenons and I ths address was deliver* I by R w. R ,herl?M ?c .y Tbe ] bodies of two deceased brethren of the order were after- i wards Interred In the newly . macerate I plot The rtSbkill Oil o?,o has h en , \ Tnr of \ $62 871 was rendered f,r i , pi?,n K TU# will j probalily he carried to the U vr ? otirs The corner stone of l, v t !n I will 1st laid on New Yea- ?? I toy fin e will - i grand ! proosssion of the civic end in ion ? the . . Tbe three oontsstants In to. Atloitir near'r complete in their propar.xtt nt several eicstn boat excursions to the Hook to oee lite rait lo morrow have been planne I The remainder of th" ersw and ps> ? ? ? . ,,f ,,|g wrecked steamship Suwenoe reached Chatlesv.ia on Thursday The remains of the steamer Kelso, wM-b h irat her V<slec sn Saturday whl Is near Wolf Trap Light, have been towwl to Norfolk. Ttje woundixl *re under excel lent irtWakcul, an 1 all will grobabljr raoover. An lovue ligation into the causes of tUe disastor (fill tf*> WJ' 'u Norfolk. Th* bushwhacker* about Lexington, Mo., are loaving tbat portion of the country unilor the pressure of Ooeer ?Of Fletcher's operations aguinst them. tteacy Oldeon, a notod Philadelphia rough, died sud denly in that city yesterday* Nine persons were arrested on a cbargo of having inurderod him, but on examination It apoe4?i><l that death ensued from natural causos. The Roue ? nierlcan Telegraph expedition were wln ? -i . cJ T : ~t heard from. The Russians tering in Siberia when ia?, " received them kindly, ani the ^ tribes were disposod to be friendly, '* r?a ij-? Two river thieves boarded the sUVWier MonUna, in the East river, daylight yesterday morning, and stole two hiuxu|0Lnd fifty yards of carpeting. The watchman attempted to give the hlarra, bat was bound by the thieves and hanged from a beam In the saloon, so that his toes barely touched the floor. They then made good their escape, and their victim was only relieved after repeated cries for help. Three victims to the explosion of the oil rsflnery In Cleveland on Thursday have since died. The Mexican Dimeultv?Prospect of New Complications. The Interesting intelligence-which was pub lished in yesterday's Herald in reference to Mexico, instead of settling the difficulty with France foreshadows new complication* and the probable expedient of another emphatic cable despatch to the Emperor Napoleon. First, it appears from our Washington advioes that the President is not satisfied with the tenor of Napoleon's reply to the late emphatic oable telegram ,^jjm the State Department calling upon hin^o fulfil his engagements in the matter of the romoval of his troops. It is probable, however, that no further re monstrance will be made on that point, and that the French Emperor will be indulged in bis new promise to remove all his armed forces from Mexico in March next. It further appears, from our Vera Cruz cor respondence of Novombor 28, that our Min ister Campbell and General Sherman will bo welcomed there by the French authorities with open arms ; that they wore ready to placo an eBcort at the disposal of General Sherman to conduct him to the city of Mexico, where ho would bo compelled to go for the purpose of seeing Marshal Bazaino and General Castel nean, the only persons whom he could consult. At the samn time, however, it appears in our correspondence from the city of Mexico that Maximilian, who had sought a temporary refiige at Orizaba, had agreed upon this pro gramme :? 1. To abdicate forthwith. [He has doubtloss received instructions to this effect from Napo leon.] 2. To placo the government in the hands of a provisional triumvirate, composed of General Marquez, General Miramon and Teofllo Marin, present Minister of the Interior. 3. An appeal to the vote of the people to form a new government. Now, as our Minister Campbell and General Sherman are explicitly instructed to have nothing to do with any other government in Mexico than that of President Juarez, it is not likely they will seek the hospitalities of the French authorities at Vera Cruz or go to the city of Mexico for some lime to como. Thoy can easily avoid any difficulty in this matter by simply remaining at Havana until the French oloar oat, or by travelling over to Chlhnahua, Monterey, or El Paso, or to any other place where the movable government of Juarez may for the present be located. Bat there Is still a very serious difficulty In tMs Mexican business as it now stands. Maximilian is about to abdi cate, which is a good thing as far as it goes in the way of an abdication. But his scheme of transferring his authority to a triumvirate, In cluding Marquez, Miramon and Marin, who are to arrange for the election of a new govern ment by tho Mexican people, is a scheme which is hill of miscblof. The tri umvirate \flll be a French govern ment in the face of the republican gov ernment recognized by the United Stales and in opposition lo it. The government which, under this scheme, will be elected by the Mexican people will doubtless be French, under Miramon, a devoted creature of Napo leon, but the ablest soldier which Mexico has produced for many years. We can have nothing to do with this French triumvirate or this French government which is to succeed it But if we allow this scheme to be developed, to the election of Miramon as President ol the Mexican republic, an nnny under Sherman or Sheridan will be required to get him out, or Napoleon will still be really tho master of Mexico, with his new man Miramon in the place of Maximilian. Here, then, is matter for another cable des patch to the French government, reducing it lo absolute non-interventioh in Mexican affairs with the abdication or Maximilian. He must bo acting under Napoleon's Instructions in the scheme projected, and, if so, a remonstrance against this mockery and tiiis double dealing diplomacy of France ought not to be delayed a single day. Tiik Atlantic Yacht Race.?As the timo approaches for the starting of the threo yachts on the great ocean race of three thousand miles across tho boisterous Atlantic the excite ment of the public becomes more and more intense. Its novelty and tho national pride it engenders causes iUm.ost everybody to givo expression to their filing* and to utter hearty good wishes for the safety of the vessels. Hundreds of persons will svail themselves of the opportunities offered by tho various steam boats that are advertised to run down to the Hook to-morrow to witness the start, jrhich no doubt will be of the most exciting Interest The yachts. as we learn, are still riding in tho bay; but during the day they will probably weigh their anchors and take thoir positions near tho point from which thoy aro to finally spread their canvass and woo the wind for the contest, which is destined to bo one of tho great his torical events of the present age. Akothw Nominatiok for Strkt CoMWT.S fttON er.?Mayor Hoffman on Saturday last sent in to the Board ol Aldermen the name of ex-Judge Allen for Street Commissioner. Tha papers were laid over, an from the numerous interests concerned we suppose the case requires a good deal ol nice consideration. Our Aldermen are, perhaps, liks Davy Crockett, they want to he suro they are right before they go ahead, and perhaps they think they are all right as this office now stands under Mr. Tweed. Conork-is.?The t*o h&usoTof Congress, alter resting sine* Thursday last, will reas m tulde this morning for business. We hope that thn proceedings of the day will not bo en tirely appropriated to hills and resolutions Icvollcd at l'rcaident Johnson and tho spoils. Tb# 1'owrr mf OawmxM ??* Telegraph*?Tlie Dmr of Our ttepr?*?"** When the constitution of the United State* was framed and adopted aclenoe had not an nihilated time and epaoe and brought plaoea thousands or mile* apart Into close and Imme diate neighborhood. There were no great linos of canal, no railroads, no telegraphs. A traveller oould not be whirled away from one extremity of the United States to the Other in a few hours, and the neople of two continents, divided by a mighty ocean, could not converse on the instant with each other. At that tlmo the ffamers of the constitution deemed it wise and proper to place In the hands of Congress the power "to establish post offices and post roads," "to provide for the common defence and general welfare of the Unl'ed States," to regulate commerce among the several States and to make all Uwb necessary and proper for carrying Into execution these and other dele gated powers. Thus the whole control of the transmission of intelligence and correspondence was plaoed in the hands of the general government, so far as the facilities of the ago extended, in order that it might become a source of revenue to the country; and stringent laws were en acted from time to time to prevent the evasion of the Post Offloe regulations. The construc tion of railroads worked an entire revolution in the mode of transmitting mail matter, and the telegraph came into existence and in a great measure supplanted the Post Office alto gether. Had these great improvements been known to the world at the time the constitu tion was adopted there is no doubt they would have been regarded by Congress as within the scope of the moaning of the clauses to which we have referred and would have been held under the control of the general government as a part and parcel of the Post Office system. But coming into being at a sub sequent dato, as science pressed onward, and winning public confidence by slow degreos, they were appropriated by individuals, and have Jsinco been regarded as the legitimate objects of private enterprise. It scarcely needs an argument to Bhow the constitutional power of the general govern ment over railroads and telegraph lines, under the provisions in relation to post roads, inter State commerce and the general welfare, or the propriety of exercising that power. Every person feels the great public blessing of thQj Post Office system, which not only affords means of written communication to and from any part of the world at a merely nominal cost, but insures the publio that their privato correspondence Bhall be hold sacred. No per son will deny the wisdom and justice of making the transmission of mall mattor a source of revenue to the country. This being the case, the revenue should not be crippled by the oppo sition of the telegraph, nor should the facilities for the speedy transmission of malls be interforod with by the privato interest* of railroad cor porations. Tho telegraph, in especial, should be taken out of the hands of Individuals and made a government institution, not only becauso it Is a rival to the Post Office and sorionsly interferes with the public revenues, but for the reason that its extravagant charges are an im position upon the citizens, and no privato com munication intrusted to it is safe from viola tion. Every day gives evidence of the troacb ery of telegraph companies or oporators, and no person can now transmit a confidential mossago over the wires without feeling assured that if the iutel lgence it conveys la worth stealing it will be purloined and dishonestly used before it reaches its destination. It is time for Congress to take broad and statesmanlike views of all subjects relating to the public weal. We are entering upon a now epoch and should cast osldo all narrow, tom porizing policy, and all crinpled an? timid ideas. This is the ago of grand movements, of the expansion of now and vigorous nations and of the annihilation and sweeping away of once mighty Powers that venture to stand in the way of the great progress of mankind. These are not the days when Congress can afford to waste ils hours in spiteful abuse of the President or silly and frivolous conten tions over personal opinions. The people have decided all tho main issues that now Interest tho country, and their verdict is final. Tney have swept opposition and remonstrance alike out of their path. The sooner Congress can bo made to understand this the better will it bo for them and for tho nation. Let the repre sentatives of the people take a broad and com prehensive view of tho great material interests of the country and set to work like earnest men to advance and strengthen them. One of their earliest acts should be to exercise the power delegated to tbem by the constitution in a manner commensurate with the advancement of the ago, by taking under the control of the general government all tho great railroad and telegraph lines of the country. No person would consent that the Post Office Department should be placed in tho hands of private specu lators. The railroads and telegraph lines should in like manner be taken out of such hands and be managed as public Institutions, for tho boneflt of the Commonwealth. RBcosamrrnoN in thk Metropolis.?This city is In quite as much need of reconstruction as the Southern States. The charter election is over and we know who are elected, for all the talk about Mike Connolly's legal objec tions to the result is either balderdash or black mail; but wo see no hope of any improvement in the city government undor the present sys tem. The dozen different departments will still war with oach other, eating up the public fands and neglecting their duties, and there is no responsible head who can remedy abnses or introduce reforms. We have ce.uied to look for aid from the powerless Mayor, from the Comptroller or from popular elections In which the majority of our taxpaying citizens take no interest. The State Constitutional Convention will give us a better system by and by, and in the meantime we rely npon the Legislature for relief. In the first week of the session the Legisla ture should appoint a Metropolitan Board of Control as a provisional government for this city, Brooklyn and all the contigu ous faubourjl. This board should be made a general investigating committee, with the power of removal and appointment in all the departments, thus superseding the inufflclent municipal cbi*f magistrate. All the authority which can be granted to such a board under the present constitution should be freely be stowed. un l its members should be hold pub

licly respoueiblj for the condition of affairs under tholr administration. The Constitutional Convention will give us a new and permanent system; but In the interim we shall dud this Board of Control Indispensable to a proper regulation of the metropolitan government. Let the Legislature be prepared to afford us this assistance without delay. Our lutpit Steamer New*. The foreign despatches we publish tq-day bring up in detail to the 28'<h ult the nSwi of which the cable furnished the outlines. Prominent am6Bg the salient points are the revival of the Alabama claims, which are now under the consideration of the British Cabi net ; a hint in the London Globe that a serious difficulty has arisen between the British gov ernment and the Washington Cabinet in regard to the maintenance by the latter of neutral ity in the Fenian affair; and, particularly, the increasing Fenian agitation. A vivid pio ture is presented of naval and military and popular commotion, stirred up by the antici pated visit of James Stephens and by appre hensions of an outbreak which might lead to a revolution. Sudden preparations on the 26th ult for the transportation of troops to Ireland, screw transports being hastily coaled and fitted up for that purpose; a screw gunboat de spatched to Queenstown to await further or ders ; regiments held in readiness to move to Ireland at a moment's notice; a detachment of Royal Marines hurried off there from head quarters ; the troops in garrison at Dublin un der arms all night and oavalry patrolling the suburbs ; twelve thousand breech-loading mus kets distributed among the constabulary force; business depressed and almost suspended in Dublin and elsewhere; suspected Fenians ar rested, not to omit the confiscation of a box supponsd to belong to one of them and contain ing?not an infernal machine, but an equally "dreadful thing," the full uniform of a Fenian officer of high rank ; and, finally, tho " stamp ing out" cries of the London press?all indi cate the intensity or the Fenian agitation in Great Britain. In Paris the noisy talk of tho journalists, speculating and wondering what will become of Maximilian and his ephemeral empire, con trasts with the studious silence of the French government on the subject. The Empress Eu genie and the Prince Imperial are expecting, it is said, to eat their Christmas dinner with the Pope at Rome. Tho Popo and the Italian government are obviously approaching an amicable solution of the questions at issue between them. The Emperor of Austria must follow the Christian example of the Holy Father, and, with similar moderation and wisdom, yield to the reasonable demands of the national party in Hungary; for that partv, under tho leader ship of Deak, is steadfastly insisting upon its ultimatum. "" Board. The State Legislature last session inserted a ?v*" r?,k ?" ?v the term of office of Messrs. Craven and Dar yr^from ^?T AqU<?dUCt B?ard for tbrec ? ?!?? t0 of tbe pa89a*e of lb? act. provision mot the approval of the respect able portion of the citizens of New York who have been well satisfied with the manner in haste!!6 bUf683 ?f tbe Croton Department has been conducted. But it was very objec Uonable to the 'Ting" politicians, who, finding themaelvos unable to control the p.troZe and expenditures of the department, looked ZeXZth? ^ Wh0n th9 Ma7or would ZI J * PTrt? dkP,aM'b" Present and capable board, and hand their offices over to the jobbers who have given such ?? unenviable reputation to the Street and These dl D"p:'rtmenf* ot tbfl ???J government, disappointed politicians immodiatelv set lZ o?tr" *" vnVmy?r the extension clause, on the ground that its embodiment in in with the constitu tional provision that '-no private or loci bill sba ZZ" fhan ?"e ^at hall be expressed in the title." The Mayor SlAte'j ?' d,,r^Hr'nn* ^e action of the nit ^*',lftt,,ro- b" nominated a majoritv of new officers for the Croton Board in place o the present incumbents. P ?f n lt l '" "" "",d' ,h, present rnnnnpem^nt of th* Cm*** a Department is valid or invalid.' ThetacMha! the peopie are entire., satisfied wS Ib.t aboaUhe?nti an<1 reCOff,,fze th" department as out the only one that has been honestly con runtion ,n tmidSt 0f thc m"3? n?t?riotu Z nipt on ever known to exist in a citv gov.-rn deTe'theT T bC6n BufBd';a< of itself to in Z v -VOr fr?m 3??kin* t? disturb it. But temntT VMn' be f8 w"" awaro that hi! mpt to seize upon the offices will pn?.n X" ;h"c:,y ? ""??'"rjLd J! ?? t.tTtoli"* hMr'1 w'" ooarso ns. the Mayor might have had some excuse iT'nm.v.ngthe taxpayers in heavy law e" pensesm order to get rid of them. But on ^T'- el,iWM ??0W "rioMlj Obj ?C? I tojiny disinrbane. of f(u, prevnt board ^ jf make th# lb! tb,e un1,,eallo"ed authority to mak. th# change, ho oontemplates. This defiance of the will of the Legislature H V Wf* of tbtf Pnblie interests by Mayor Sr?M UOOn'lnC# wLl J ? ? rm"a Citj- Tb" power of tbe ?wept !!?!' ?<lom tbe M*7or down, must be trol win kI #1!' ?t' dopar,ra-nt ??der their con b# free from abuse and corruption government for the ctty of New York, to stav the hands of these political plunderers suddenlj '"'"'S art til ,|7 .? ? ?'"? PU? mu. ? ~ch ? "???d ?nd rntld b.,1, Z'lT,K ' """" Source .k .' fr?m aD 0?Cl?l pondene! V an "oee,lin?1/ "harp. corres Adim, * k?W ** PTngr9M' between Mr. aTk tb" Eagli,h Ca,'in"'- fl^ive ,0 In! nl r C,ainl',? WhlCh lb0 r?rm<?r L< PNM- I ?trncti?n c "tU,n"0n ?f 'he UtW In I on i n Washington. Alerter In the London DaUy Ycms recently called forth a 1 statement from the .t/Vnov, U*r,:.> to the Minimi th?UbiCCt bad r,'viv<", bT ?"r ! Minister -in the ?0,| conciliatory an 1 f,ie? !ly ? have reason U? knew, lies eve., .hat while Mr. Adams may ha? boon "conciliatory and friendly" in his commu^icatiotHi with the English Cabinet, he has at the sa^ae tinw been so firm and explicit as to leave no .doubt o. Intention of the United States government to require a prompt and definite determination of the question. It is, therofore, highly probable that the matter will bo brought to a speedy issuo; and, as there can be no further diplo matic postponement or evasion of a direct Mply to our demands, there can be but ono of two results?the Alabama claims will be im mediately settled, or the United States will proceed to take such stops to secure Indem nity as the case will justify and opportunity render practicable. The Political Situation In Great Britain?Mr. Bright'* Latest Appearance. Never, perhaps, did any purely domestic matter in a foreign country more thoroughly engage the attention and enlist the sympathies of the American publio than the present politi cal agitation in Great Britain. It Is not that we on this side of the Atlantic have anything to gain or lose by the result, whatever the result may be. The cause is altogether different. Apart from all such selfish considerations, even if such wore possible, the struggle Is full of in terest. It is a struggle for liberty, for justice, for right?a struggle the conduct of which hitherto has covered the people with honor and repelled in the most triumphant manner the vile accusations heaped upon them by their enemies. Since the time of the Ilyde Park riots?riots which would never have taken place but for the blundering interference of the government?demonstrations of the most imposing kind have been made in all parts of the United Kingdom, hundreds of thousands flocking to the standard of Mr. Bright; yet, so far as we are aware, not a single instance of violence has boen recorded. The spectacle ex hibited from first to last has been that of a gieat people calmly rising in tho assertion of their rights and fully conscious of a power which, if put forth, must prove irresistible, but unwilling to employ force where reason should prevail. The assertion of Mr. Bright in St. James' nail on tho evening of Tuesday last ] was as true as it was bold?that if resistance | were persisted in on tho part of the legisla ture "what was now only a great expression of opinion would become a great expression of power." A Btruggle so noble in its objects and so nobly conducted cannot fail to com mand attention and sympathy among tile lovers of freedom in all parts of the world. It is not to be denied, however, that much of tho interest which attaches to this movement among tho American people is duo to tho al tered circumstances under which Intelligence of transatlantic affairs is now received. Thanks to the Atlantic cablo and the enter prise of tho Hkuai.d, the public here have been as fully and as immediately cognizant of every changing aspect of this agitation as have beeu the British public themselves. The old sepa rating barriers of time and distance have been practically annihilated. The two countries, to all intents and purposes, have been brought nearer. The ties of relationship between the peo ples have been drawn closer together. It would be strange, indeed, if such a change, which is destined at no distant day to exercise so pow erlul an Influence on tho common public senti ment of both countries, were not already making Itself felt. We are not selfish enough to refuse to admit that tho public sentiment of Groat Britain Is no\ without its influence here. Nor is it possible for an intelligent ob server of events on the other side to deny that the influence of the United Slates, long Sine-' potent among the industrial classes in the community, and certain to have a marked effect upon the political ftiture ot the country, is telling with rapidly increasing power at tho present moment. The lovers of freedom in all lands are related by the bonds of a common brotllerhood, and what is a matter of hitorest to one, cannot and ought not to bo a matter of indifference to another. Enjoying such facilities for mastering every varying aspect of this movement, we cannot be unconcerned spectators of the efforts of those who are struggling to attain a position which it is our pride to have won. So far as we are in possession of tho details of the London demonstration it does not ap pear to have differed from its predecessors in any essential particular. The number that took part in tho procession was large. Their conduct was orderly and dignified. If Mr. Secretary Walpole and those who acted with him were not convinced before, tbey must be fully convinced now that the violence of the Hyde Park demon stration is to be laid to their charge and not to that of tho people. Mr. Bright on this last occasion does not appear to have softened down the tone of his language, but from the outlines we have received of his speech he does not seem to have been either more vigor ous or more severe than usual. It may now. we think, be safely concluded thnt heneefor'h the movement enters upon a new phase of its existence. The preliminary demonstration period is ended. Tho circle is now complete. It began with London?it ends with London. Popular opinion has been sufficiently expressed. More cannot be done till Parliament assembles. Relying on the successes they have won, reformers can well affbrd to wait the decision of government. That Mr. Disraeli will introduce a reform bill is now no longer doubtful. What will be the character of his measure or whether it will be accepted as satisfactory are different questions. If the torieB succeed in meeting the wishes of the people tbey may count on a long lease of power. If they are not successful tbey must make way for those on whom the settlement of the question seems more naturally to devolve. It ia by no means unlikely that before the question is finally settled the nation will have to pass through the trying ordeal of a general election. In any case the demands of the peo ple cannot be refused. Reform in the repre sentation must be granted. Then will begin a new era In British history. Grsklet'h Fatal DixsncR.?It Is apparent from the unanimous protests of the republican journals of the "niral districts" that "If. 0.," In his la?t editorial manifesto for ' impartial suffrage ami universal amnesty," or for the amnesty at a venture anyhow, has committed a fatal blunder. So far as the United States Senate is concern' '!, he Is evidently "a dead cock in the pit," an I the prize seems to lie be tween two of our State "bmatotv from the in terior, White and Folger, and Congressman Conkilriif. Cranky reformers generally tail as poiltUu.u or slates men. THE ATLANTIC YACHT RACE. Present Mosrlifi si the CestMilac Yachts ~ Htesmboat Excursions to Witness the ?c*n? *?.. Ice. Whatever may have been the cause of the ineredolitr vfftfa iMa been indulged in by many as to the coming yacht -*9? to Cowss, there can no longer be any reason for skeptic'*^ even by those most loth to believe in its possibility. The preparations on board all three ef the contestants are nearly oompleted, and thoy are even now anxiously awaiting the signal which will send them on their unprecedented trip. WIS VLKKTWINO is now lying at anchor in the bay near noar the Quaran tine station, Staten Island, where she took up her posi tion on Friday last. She is fully prepared for her as* voyage, having taken pa board all the necessary pro visions and tackle. tub Hsmunra left her moorings at the screw dook, foot of Pike street, on Saturday afternoon and has taken up her position In the bay, near the Floetwlng, being a little nearer Staple ton than the latter veeseL She has also taken oa board her provisions. Her decks on Saturday presented quits ? busy scene, many of her hands being employed In stow ing away the various articles of food, whtoh were arriv ing in very large quantities. TUB VBSTA has not yet cleared from the foot of Oorlear street, whan she has been lying since her return from her trial trip. Her crew were busily engaged during Saturday In oeae plettng the preparations for ths coming match and I* taking on board the necessary provisions, ko. She win In all probability leave hor present position about U o'clock this morning and sail down the bay to Join has gallant opponents. HIT AMR OAT BX0UB8I0MS. The following steamboats will make excursions to Sandy Hook for the purpose of affording an opportunity to the many thousands who are anxious to witness tbo starting of the yachts on the great raco:? The River Queen, chartered by the New York Yacht Club for ths exclusive use of its members, w.U leavo the foot of Desbrosses streot, North river, at pine o'olook to morrow moming. The Neversink will leave Peok slip, East river, at ton o'clock and pier No. 2 North river at half-past ten. The Charles Chamberlain will leave Peok slip at Bin* o'clock; Fulton ferry, Brooklyn, at half-past nine, and foot of Desbrosses street at ten. Tbe Seth Low, Captain O. D. Morrill, will leave Eighth fltroei, East river, at eight o'clock, Broome street ah quarter past eight, landing at Pock slip, foot of Day street, North river; Dosbrosfies street, and finally leave Christopher street at tea o'clock. The Antelope, Captain G. W. Wilson, will leavn Christopher street at half-past nine o'clock, and pier Na. 4 North river at ten. It will bo ho"u from these arrangements that ampla accommodation will bo provided for those who wish ta bo witnesses of tho commencement of a contest which should be of great nations! interest, and which is with out anything like an equal In the history of aquatla sports. MUSICAL. Sunday Concert Rt Hlelnway (Vail. This popular hall was well Oiled last evening oa (be occasion of tho fifteenth Sunday concert Riven by Hr. L. F. Harrison. The orchestra played Spontlnl's over ture to La YetlcUr, a work which displays sensibility, vigor and truth of expression; the delicious romanaa and scherzo from tho fourth symphony by Schumann, and a scene and ballot from Robert le Liable, with ill stirring melody, strongly (narked contrasts and dramatio effects, In the usual successful manner that characterise! this admirable body of musicians. Madame Fannin Raymond Ritter Rang an aria from St. PauL Hat voice is good, but betrays the amateur in many Instances. Mr. Wenzei Kapta, a new violinist, aohleved a marked success in playing the adagio and rondo from Pagininl's second concerto. He gave the cam panel la Ua the style of an artist, and his pare, clear, neat Intonation in this exquisite violin piece won the hearty applause of the audience The following oonoerts will be given at this hall during thi week ?Mr. Tucker, the well known balladist, assisted by Mr. Frank Cham and other artist^ will receive a benefit this evening; the Cecil Ian Choir will give Samson for the last time on Tuesday; the fifth popular concert will take plaee on Wednesday, and Mr. Kennedy, the celebrated Scottish vocalist, will make big second appearance qq Friday. y, ? * ?? -"'-W ftflerellitn&Afca Musical. i"he fecilian Cbolr will ahortty appear in madrigal^ glees and other secular concerted plem* at Stelnway Hall. Maxtor Richard Coker, the celebrated soprano, Is on gaged for these entertainments. Mr. Edward Mnllenhauer will give a bis Conservatory concert at Irving Hall on Saturday. Misa Oortrudo Benwell, a promising young American pianist, made bar appearance in Jersey City at a concert last week. The second Philharmonic concert at StetniPhy Hall on Saturday night will introduce Mile, ("amilie Ureo, the celebrated violinist, and Madams Gruschel, pianist, in addition to the attractive orchestral programme. The great llenseil concerts will be produced at Steln way Hall during the mason in a manner superior to aaything attempted in the piano line this season. Tho present musical season is a brilliant one In other cities in this country ax well as In the great metropolis. In Huston, Philadelphia and the principal cities of the West the number of concerts and other musical enter* tainm-nt* far exceeds the records of past seasons, and la a gratifying proof of the progress of music In this country. MASONIC INTELLIGENCE. (nneccrni inn of a llurinl I'let at Cypres* llilix (VwH-trry?Interest In* (err monies, Ae, An interesting and impressive Masonic cer tnony took place at Cyproas Hills Cemetery, I. I , yesterday. The burial plot of Progressive and Yew Tr-w Lodroa, F nnd A. M , was consocralod in the presence of about two thousand persons, most of whom wore members of tho Order, who worn accompanied by their female rela tives. The plot of ground Is on the west side of the l emetery, is circular in form, and contains as much spec, as seven and a half ordinary sized burial lots. It Is divided into four -egments, with inters-ctlng walks, and in the centre |i a circular spare on which will be elected a mm tile monument twenty-five feel In height. The plot Is to bo enclosed by a substantial Iron railing, wllh uaie posts of polished granite. Alsmt lour o'rlock yesterday afternoon the officers and members of the two lodges 111 full regalia arrived on tb* ground. The brethren formed a circle around the plot, M W P. 0, M. Robert Macoy, with tho officers of Pro gressive and Yew tree Ledges took a position in thw c-litre near two open graves, which were waiting to ra cetre the bodies or two members ot the above mentioned Lodge* who h*d gone to their last homes during tba early (uirt of the preaeot year The opening anthem of the cono-cration ceremonies, " Ilefore Jehovah's Awful Thiowe,'' was rung hy a cho r of young ladies who bad volunteered their services for the occasion. Rev. 11'm. Morris. Chaplain of Yew Tree I-odge. afterward* offered a short and appropriate prayer, which was fol lowed by the ritual, the response* to which were mad* by the officers and brethren. The ode commencing 'OtJod' who, when the world was young," was sung by all present, and a lengthy and eloquent address was the* delivered by R. W R -liert Mecny The ceremoniea concluded with the consecration prayer hy the chaplain, and a closing ode commencing "ilrothi-r, rest from sta and sorrow," In the sing ng of which all present par ticipated. The bodies of William F. Kemp, formerly of Pro greenivc In-dge. and Roliert Davey, formerly of Yew Tree Lodge, were then consigned to their last resting place with ail tho rights, forms and ceremonioif of Masonry. THE LOSS OF THE STEAMER SUWANEE. Tlie I'naeencera nnd Crew *f the fnptola'* flout Saved. WiunsoToir, Dec. 9, ISSfl. Tim rema nder of the crew and passengers of tb* steamship ftuwanee were pirke^ up at eoa by tho brig Potomac, and reached Charleston, 8. C., on tho Oth. THE ROSSO-AMERICAN TELEGRAPH. 8a* Fhakctsco, Dec. T, 1*M. The Russo-American Telegraph Company's stoainer Ooorge Wright, which arrived at Victoria, V. I , Novero Isr 30, brings a collection of thirty boxoa of animal, v -g. ctable and olhor curiosities from Russian America fur tho Smithsonian Institute. Tho companies w-r- all well when tha Wr ght left, and work was progressing eatua. Isctonlv. Houses and stations were built ID Masters Silmria, and many thousand poles were being put ap. Winter -citing in when the si- araer left. The lias situs behavcid kindly and the Esquimau*pand I.lobulehl tribes were friendly. Everything was ready for prose outing tho work vigorously next spring MURDER IN VIRGINIA. Rnnwoxn, Dee. 9, | -<yt James Drisool, a citizen of Richmond, was killed hy T. 1. Young, at Tyo nrer warehouse. oB the oanal, thirty m-lee from Lyuchhurg, on Friday. The cans* ? as improper advances of Drtecol towards Young a with, as aaecrtod by her The effklr created groat eaoUxaieai. Drlscol was popular in tho paighhortvwt