Newspaper of The New York Herald, 2 Şubat 1867, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 2 Şubat 1867 Page 4
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JTEW YORK HERALD. w. m ? , ? ' 4AMM ttOlUNIV BKNWTT. " EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. vrptCR m. V. ooaitn of fci-ton akp littiv .ft*. "??!??!? XXXII n?. #a AMUSEMENT* TUia AFTERNOON A>t) ETEMSC. BROADWAY THRATRK. Hr>A.lw?r. Bear Brooms etreet?Aladdin thB RodmWvl miW-4 ishmiiu. Matinee at It* o'Clock?Audiiin -Oct to Niaaa. MBW TORK THRATHK, Hro?.lw?r. oppoeite New York IloMl.?Bibo or Pabadu-n Maunee ?( Two o'clock. THEATRE FRANOAM. r ourieentn stroaC near Sixth Bienua.?Oaraae abx Bnrmax. KIOHINOS' ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY. Olympic Tkeaire, Broad ear.?Tub Bominian Uibl. Matinee el One ?'('look-Tax Doctob or Alcantara. DODWOKTH'S BALL. 808 BroAdway.?PaorBiNoa Haiti will Penrose Mix Mibaulbs?Tat Hkau is tmb Am ? Tn? Ibimab Baxbbt Taica Manner at Two o'Clo. k. CLINTON HALL. A*tor place ?Valuntinn Voi'xoa*. tbi Oabat Poltmamohal Mimic. dTEINWAY HALL. But Fourteenth street, near IrrlBf Piece ? 1'aaarA Matimbx at Oae o'Cluok. (RTIMB HALL, Irelng place. ?Oo?ri.tMx*TABT Cow oaut to Ma. fx. J. Hi la. CBLLT A LEON'S MHtBTRBLS. ?* Broad way eppe. XRetM New York M?*et.-lM *<**?*? Da*!*' Ecfbw. rt"T?? "w -ry?* Ac. ? ilout AMD Knox?Ciaoxa-i.eoe? Babaoamab fSocra RAM FR AWCI9CO MIJUrRBI.T Ml Bdi1?l?. oponelte ?>* Metreaetr-en Held-la IMXtR Brntoeia* Bxtkbtait. ?ere. Mm Mis. Dancino aid Bpiiuieooxx.? Miohiubt fcav.ion or C'OXUXBM. FIFTH AVRNTTR OPRRA HOUSE, KM. t xn.l 4 We?t Twenty-fourth itreeL?(lairnw A i'mkistt's Mm teili? itTiuoriAs Hauim. Buat-aaat-uA. Ac? Mbjw oai SniuxwT. Matinee at 3V? o'Clock. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA IIOUSB. 301 Bnwory. ?Oowio Minitkxl?t, Hali.rt DtyxKrii?a?aiT. Ac.?'Tout I'AXrOH'X lOtJX Akoomb TUB Woblo. Matltire at o'clock. CHARLBY WHITE'S COMBTKATIOK TROUPE, at StechnnirA' Halt, 473 Broadway. ?In a Vabtutt or I.ioht Ann l.iDoania Kntwbtaxiumwtj, t'oarx ux Ballbt Ac. Tux Kihii'i Oath. o> tub Idiot or Rillaknit. Mattuee at I1* o'Clock. MRS P. B. CONWAY'S PARK. THEATRE. Broohlyw. Cuild or raw BaotnwT?A Model Husband. THE BUM YAK TABLEAUX. Union llall. corner of Twenty thlnl atrnet and Bfroadway.?Motitic Mikuob or Piuibux'b Prourbm?Sixtt ManwiricxiT scum SEVENTH RKOIMKNT ARMORY. Tompklna Market ? OuiroLLA'e Regimental Rand Conceit. DERBY'S NEW ART ROOMS, S4S Rr-mdwar?Obawb Exhibition or Paintinob? Ru-ia Uo.tiikvr'i lloitsa Fair. COOPER TNRTTTUTK. Eighth street? Vm. IIxbbabd'a ILLUSTRATED LXCTCBKS ON ItKALTH. NEW TORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY SIS Brovlway. Hcad and Kiont Ana or FttoiiT? Tim Washington Teruri?Womubbx ih Natobai. IIiitobt, Srimncb and Ami. I.kcturex Daily. Open from 8 A. hi. till 10 P. M. fbb irawi, ETTROFK. The new. report by the Atlantic cable to dated yrater day, February 1, et noon. Objections ere being raised in France to the rendition or M. lAtnirende to Knglend. Italy he. appointed e II muter to Vienna. The Austrian troop, ere to retnetn In Mexico after the French leare. Console ware el 00 tt-Xd for money In linden United fhatet flve-tweaUes were at 73 U l?. e decline. The Xiverpool cotton market wee unchanged Tao yTaaeh mail etenmehip Europe el this port yester Mae furnlahed onr epectal eorroHpondeace dated on the 1Mb instant, with newapaper detail, or our cable d? aeetohee to the lbth ot Januery. i Active preperetlone were being made la Parte to ren- | d?r the baaau.t to tbe American yachtmen In every tremble end eppropnaU. Napoleon's poeitlon and diplomacy la the Real, ee well ee his anxiety rospect Inz the solution or the difficulty ere described by eor mn. conmpondent. u the Senate, yeaunUv. the bill to regulatn the ? at the Clerk ?? the House wee ukee np, end, alter erttort dU-ue. oi w? ? paused by thirty-one yam to six eey*. The Baaitupi ..11 wee the. ^e\v* ?.niter dmciiaatoB of ee amendment from the Judiciary Committee, tbe Senate adjourned without inking ecUon either en tbe bill or amendment. lathe House n private bill relative to the renxten aloe ode patent for improvement in machinery lor cutting acre we occupied most of tbe moroingbour.M went over el tbe expiration of that time. The bill to regulate the tenure of office was then taken up. |lr Sloven.' amendment declaring ell person, ?ominoted eed rejected by tbe Senate for appoj"^ meat te office to be incapable of holding public o?r. for one year we. relied. Mr. ^ered aa amendment making the bill apply to Cabinet officer* which ??< rejected, and n motion wne made te reoonaidar the vote rejectieg M. OUror vaned before n voU wm Uk.a Reports from IM ?eme tary 1 Bute were presented, refemng U> Mexican affair* end eppoletmeeU to office. Tbo House mob after THX lxomlatto* ? la the Senate yesterday, bill, to rogoleie Ike .arrylng ? or inflammable eubeUaoee oa mllroad*, end am re in. o? act for the preveatlon ol the rinderpest were reported ..pen favorably. The bill authorizing William Oftoe and ?tie amoni.t" to lay telegraph rabies, from New Yo Plate to Franc, was pawed. A b,ll .mending the charter ?I the dreen wood Cemetery Association wae advanced go a third reeding, end the Penal" adjourned. I. the Assembly, the FwmU ruoliOloa. Quarantine wtr adopted. A Ml to emend 41 ?? to Qoarmouno iotrwluw*. Bill? ,af 1 P*?0 ?o. ef navigation on the Hud<on river, .nd ^?^lug Abe const ruction of n atone stairway in Perk wero ? Iinnm-I A reeoluUoo thanking Congress for tbe (Ma ace of tbe Dtatrtct of Columbia Suffrtge bill over the SvIILnl'. veto, wee adopted, end the Atrombly ed i?""*- *lSCXLLA!fX0US. ' An immenee concourse of the Intellect and faehion of Nmv York eeermbled leffi evening In Htetnwny Hell to hear ee eddrem from Jams. W. Gererd in defenoe of our echool system, end on lb. injuria.* effects of the legislation at Alt*.? opo. *- The lecture we. Jery able and received with considerable I Rumor in Wall street be. it that e cnet. of e threat nniog nature henge over many of ^e iM-|ran^rror|^ ration. of the city, owing U unprecedented Area eed marine dleeetece during the 7? Jeariy statements were pnWlahed byeom. of the most wruminent of the compnniee yeaterdav bf appears that many of them cancel tU r,prf' -Vr^-ornm. the met. ?h. eenuel L Govern Correction, now randy tc be presented oj w" \r 2STU, *???? - ?-w ?' ?? ^revenues of Crnehy to Animals, delivered a explanatory of the object, of that orgaeteettoe before Ue inglMature at Albeey yesterday. . information from tbe elty ef Mexico 1* to '*? tnat Maximilian Intend, to Imue e new proclameU ?nk eg strom" groued. thee those eeeumed at Ortmbn. tbe Cabinet decided in favec of hi. remaining In Mexico. jx wne rumored that M.remoe was disaffected. The ?i11leiie. eed authorities of Treeatllo eed Fletoqei had Ux. |a their adhesion to Jaurez over Ortega Oa the retreat of Mai la with hi. dlvlMon through Pen Felipe tb e nan. were thrown open and the prisoner, were enliMed. *wo theemad dollere were demanded from the eRixeis, kut aa all ef It oould not be raised throe c.tlt.o. were twdored to be shot. Before the ehootleg took piece, Sinsr.ver the money we* forth torn ing. la fhir Toronto ep**1 despatches oonlaln ttHtmorB'Bg - v. unlet* IMt of tbe Feolen prlmnere conhned Is the * at that place e.aoe June lest. Twenty two of E a eve heeb convicted, eighty one here lorn d>* Junr A oe hell, dlsmlmed without trial or equated *" '? riltT^'ruig^dweUiagbonis, id Boitoo fell yes ? '.urvlui ? number of workmen. Two of tbe men ^ -emied alive but very badly brmeed, and two ra believed to be Mill under the rulnn. ~ . 'uev .gallon Of LsM W**4 k if , . . i tfieen mllee of toe extond to tbe right end I , T^rdgg*. Neck, end heavy wm??. l^^ in 'sty from New Rochelle to City Met L . ..ere end eight ecbeoner. were fro.'c la on T _ I nut the steamers enoceeded in making their way L , ,,r their dangeruu. poaitioa yaitorday. 1 T v. ^.-yeT.,* toe Frrm of Boxou. colwiWA which w# pub'lsh thU mcmn*. because# important <b *l'i of the arbitrary oooduofi of President Hoequera re cently Tha article. ?hih la presumed u> ba nem! offi yial, itayi that tha iDwrptina of Mexico by tha United States is only a question of time, aud the consolidation of the States of Colombia Is n* en?*ry to dam up tha In vading spirit ol the great republic. Advices from Havana state that tha approach of the Chtlaaa and Peruvian fleets to tha city was reported, and created great consternation. W. H. Bid well, or New York, la to be sent by Sacra, tary Seward to look after tha Internals or the Maine colonists In Joppe. , In the United Slates Ureolt Court yesterday, Judge Smalley presiding, tha case of George W. paber against Hiram Barney to raoovar an alleged exoeaa ol duty oa an Importation of cignra from Havana, waa decided oa the points of law raised and on the foots submitted la evi dence to thajary la Ikver of the plaintiff, tha jury re turning n verdict far the Ml amount claimed. In the United Stales Ootanelaaisaer'e Court yesterday, before CommMemer Onborn, Charles Kelly, mate of the America* schooner Albert Heat, and Bra or the orew ware charged with having mutinied on board and de prived the Mffhtln, Samuel R. Keeae, of hi* authority while en the voyage from the Wert ladies le Haw Tork. Tha captain having been examined In support of the ne euaatloa, tha nutter hearing waa adjourned till tola morning. Ilia ceas ef Jehn H. Trapp, a lawyer, who to charged w)th having pipeented to a United Stotoa paymaster, in. MHawtty, n forged paper for the purpose of obtaining the. beck pay mad keenly of n dsnauM soldier, underwent aaafihnr tnveetlgatiea yesterday before Oommtoatonar Bettn. Some evldeeoo. having bean oflbred' Car the de feaoe, the inquiry was adjourned Ull this morning. John H. Trenor's dancing academy, Nog. 715 and 71T Sixth avenue, waa burned yesterday, involving n lorn of $26, OOP. Six hundred barrels of Western whiskey waa Mixed at Hunter'* Point, L. I., yesterday on suspicion that the government tax had not been paid on it (Optoin Samuels, who sailed the successful yacht Hen rietta in the great ooeaa yacht race, arrived from Europe yesterday. The Inman line steamship City of Boston, Captain Brooks, which arrived on Saturday last in niae and n half day* from Queenstown, will sail from pier 45 North river, at noon to-day, for Liverpool via Queenstown. Tha mails will close at the Poet Office at half past ten o'clook. Tho National Steam Navigation Company's steamship Denmark, Captain Thomson, one of the flneit vessels of this line, leaves pier 47 North river, at twelve 1L to-day, for Qu enstown and Liverpool. The Anchor line steamship Iowa, Captain Craig, will sail from pier No. 44 North river at noon to-day, for Glasgow, calling at Londonderry and Liverpool to land passengers and mails The Hamburg American Packet Company's steamship German!*, Captain Schweasea, will laavo Hoboken at twelve o'clock to-day, for Southampton and Hamburg. The malls will cloae at the Poet Office this morning, at half-past tan o'clock. The One steamship Eagle, Oaptaln M. R. Greene, will sail punctually nl three o'clock P. M. to-day for Havana, from pier No. 4 North river. The malls by her will close at tha Post Office at half-past one o'clook. The Oomwell line steamship George Cromwell, Cap tain Vail!, will leave pier No. 9 North river at tbrqo o'clock P. M. to-day, for Now Orleans direct. The Empire line sidowhoel steamship Baa Salvador, Captain Atkins, will sail from pier No. 13 North river punctually at three o'clock P. M. to-day for Savannah. Tho steamship Saragossa, of Leery's Una, leaves pier No. 14 East river at oa# o'clock to-day foe Charleston, connecting there with the steamer Dictator, for Florida Passengers for the South, by taking boats Of this line, reach there an soon as by railroad, and avoid the deten tions and extra expense. The stock market wan Arm yesterday. Gold waa steady and closed at 135# a #. Trade waa atiUle mora brtak In name departments, hut as a general thing there was bet little improvsment Owing to tha passage of the Tariff bill, providing for higher duties, foreign goods were bald Bra, but prices ware not generally higher. Coffee waa In fair demand. Cotton was tower and Irregular. On 'Change flour waa I quiet but rather mora steady Wheat waa dull and nominally nachaagad. Onto ware steady, with more doing. Cera wan ftranr, though quiet Pork etoaed Ann, with as improved demand. Beef ruled steady, while lard waa mote active at pin* lean price*. Freights were generally firmer. Whiskey waa dull and nam Ins I Naval store* steady. Petroleum dull sad nominal. The PretmMllttos u4 Piaawi ita ?( the Im pNCkaHl North and Soath the public journals of *11 parties have entered into the discusaioa of the probabilities and prospects of the movement initiated la Congress looking to the impeach ment and removal of President Johnson. In some quarters It is urged as a good and neoes sarv thing; hi some It is considered a mere game of blag; here it is thought to be very uncertain aa to the iasne; and there it ia aet down aa finding out. Some weak-kneed alarm ists denounce it as nothing better than a Pan dora's box, full of all sorts of evils and disas ters, including a financial convulsion and an other civil war; and others think Mr. Johnson will not be poshed to the wall. But all these speculations are mere guess-work, from the simple lact that the Judiciary Committee of the House, charged with the preliminary in quiry into this business, are properly punning their labon with closed doors. We presume that this committee will not be prepared to report till near the end of this session, some four weeks hence; hut when they do report we expect an indictment of impeachment, and that the House will adopt it and demand of the Senate a trial of Andrew Johnson ior "high crimes and misdemeanors," requiring his re moval from office. This impeachment muai be made to the Sen ate before the 4th of March or before the final adjournment of the present Congress on that day; for otherwise the whole business with the new Congress will have to be commenced again at the beginning. The present House absolutely expires on the 4th of March; but the Senate (one-third of its members only being elected with every new Congress) is a continu ous body. This House, then, before the 4th of March must act upon the subject or its labors will fhll to tbe ground; but tbe present Senate, having received the indictment from this Honse, may pass It over to the Senate of the new Congress. This, we conclude, will be the plan of opera tions. Next, in regard to tbe charges against Andrew Johnson, the principal, and a vary serious one, will donbtlees be the charge of a usurpation on his part of some of those high powers which belong exclusively to Congress. Another charge will very likely be that of in fidelity to bia oath of office, in failing to see the law* of Congress fklthfhily executed. The specifications upon tbe charge of usurpation may be applied to his policy of reconstruction, without authority ia law and in defiance of tbe will of Congreaa, in each of the ten excluded rebel States. Upon this charge the testimony or his Provisional Governors, Ac., before tbe high court of the Senate will be conclusive. The Secretary of State, In this connection, if necessary, would also no doubt be impeached; but as be will be disponed of with tbe fltil of bia master it will suffice to use him in the Senate as State's evidence touching the promulgation, under the President'* authority, of oertaln pro clamations, letters and despatches to said Southern Provisional Governors, Legislatures, Ac., on reconstruction, including oertaln offi cial papers recognising the rebel State*, in de flan o# of Congress, as duly reinstated In the general government. Upon tbeee chargye and specifications of usurpation and infidelity the issue will be as conclusive against Mr. Johnson as were the accusations against Charles the First and Louis the Sixteenth. But while these two unfurl" nate kings lost their heads Mr. Johasois ''he James the Second, expelled for similar offences of usurpation of the powo** of parliament, will only loee bis place In one respect he will be more fortune*** even, than James; for while be was compaUhA to end his days as an exile, eating *&e bread of charity in a foreign land, Mr. Johnson will bo restored to his old home among the boaatifal mountains of East Tennessee. There, in the cultivation of cab bages aad philosophy, he may, like Buchanan, writs the history of his deeline aad fell; or, like John Tyler, devote his leisure to the im provement of peaches and sweet potatoes. His only condemnation will be that of Othello to Casaio?"I love thee, Casslo, hut never more bo ofltssr of mine." Ail this, expressly ordained in the constitu tion, will be perfectly fair, Just sod proper, and the oountry will so accept it There will be no panic, no civil war and no ftaas about K, except among lbs fussy politicians. As fbr Mr. Johnson's famous fouifh of March, pnd ; twenty-seoond of February excitements, sad his September holiday froHc with Mr. Bewssd to Ghioago, they will go as secondary misde meanors. Weighed in the scale against the heavy oharge of usurpation, they are mere leather and prunella. The Senate, we hope, will spare General Grant and Admiral Farm gut in the matter of testifying to the finny doings of that Chicago escapade, as Mr. Seward can tell all that is necessary, and more, too, concerning it. With Mr. Johnson's removal General Grant will probably, by law, be at onoe promoted to his place, and, if a special election be ordered in tho fall, will unques tionably be chosen by the people to fill up the interval to the 4th of March, 1869. Other wise, under the existing law, the President or the 8enate will be transferred to the White IIouso, subject to the issue of a special Presi dential election. The programme is simple and easy as pro vided in the constitution, and when thus finally reduced to the sovereign authority of Congress tho rebel States will have no alter native but to submit, as other States and peoples have done, through the last five or six thousand yean, to the necessities of their situ ation and to the issues of a conflict of their own choosing. Meantime the pending consti tutional amendment will soon be duly ratified to mako it part of the supreme law of the land, and then, whether the outside States have acoepted or rejected it, they must obey it all the same. All the Aiss that we hear of panic, blood and thunder, as sure to eome with Johnson's removal, is only that Chinese clamor of gongs and horrible dragons wbioh never stands fire. (Htv Refer* Jebe-Plaae fer a New N ??Ideal Ow From the jobbing and tinkering going on ah Albiroy it seems almost hopeless to look far ? any relief from tbe Legislature from the exist ing evils ia oaf city government. Tbe cry of reform appears to have been raised by specu lators only for the purpose of promoting per sonal schemes and interests; and hence we have a score of independent propositions?one looking to seen re this portion of the spoils, and another seeking to grasp that portion, until oar city bids fkir to become e municipal Mexico, where every guerilla strong enough to stand bis ground sets up on his own account as an independent chiaf. The reformers propose to pot in a brick here, a brown stone there, a red atone ia soother place, and a blue atone somewhere else, until they promise us a structure that will be offensive to the eye, inharmonious, expensive and uninhabitable. If all the additional oommiaaioa schemes that are now oontomplntod an to he added to those already in operation we shall havs somedosan or so of independent heads, responsible to no municipal authority, each acting on its own account and each saddling some five or seven expensively paid commissioners upon the city treasury. This is all wrong and must end in general confusion. As there appear* to be some diffi culty ia the way of legislation for the city alone the Legislature should st once go to work and provide for the election by the people of the city of throe executive heads?s Msyor and two assistants. In these three should be vested the whole executive power, and they should appoint the I -ad of every department in the city government One should go ont of office every year, and his successor should be chosen. The Board of Supervisors should be abolished sad two boards only elected?the Alder men and Ceuncilmen. Tbe Aldermen might have the confirmation of the appoint ments made by tbe council of Mayors, hut otherwise neither body should possess tbe slightest executive power. Their duties should be simply legislative, with foil authority to investigate every department of the govern ment This system wonld give us st once, s simple process, an efficient and satisfactory city government The conncil of Mtyors wonld be directly responsible to tbe people and would have to submit their official con duct to the test of tbe popular vote every year. The heads of departments would be directly responsible to Ibe council of Mayors sad would be held ap to a faithful discharge of their duties. The machinery of government would be simplified and the expense reduced by one-halt Mayor Hoffman, being now ia office, wonld hold the ehief position in the Mayors' council until the close of his torn, and we should have no objection, if he should behave himself well, to give him a fair trial under tbe new system by supporting him for another term. If our legislators will reject every wildcat, selfish scheme for the advance ment of Individual interests, and will give as at once such a system of government aa we now propose, tbey will prove themselves capa ble of grasping and understanding tbe sub ject upon which they legislate, and will de serve the thanks of the people of tbe city of New York. Tna Grbxe Mission to tub United States.? The cable gives us a rumor that the mission of the Greek General Kalergis to this country has

been prompted by Russia in order to involve our government in tbe Eastern question. From what we know of the good sense and sagacity of Russian statesmen we are not disposed to attach tbe least credit to the report They are folly aware of the foct that It Is aot and never has been tbe policy ot this government to In terfere In Mm aolitical affairs of other actio** Tb,r,i.n. *"?"* b?" tbil princip1' ^ ,K<tn V. uftve done in the ewe of Mexico. On ?ae oontrary we have no interest in common with ths former oountry save that of mere Christian sympathy- If General Kalergis visits ua we feel satisfied that he doea it of his own impulse and not from any suggestion such as that referred to. He oomea here, no doubt, just as Kossuth did, to try and get all the pecuniary aid be can for his countrymen. We would recommend him, however, not to imi tate the course of the Hungarian patriot. He bad not been in New York many days when he began to denounce our policy of non-interven tion In the affhirs oi other countries, and so killed his popularity and the object of his mission. We will giro General Kalergit a cordial welcome and all the voluntary assist ance we can afford; but be must not expect more of us. We don't wast to be regarded as political Quixotes ready to break lances on behalf of every oppressed nationality. rwd??s for SOo et'y. The report of the Senate Committee of the Legislature on thn various railroad plans re tired to itfsr the relief df city traBe will Strike every ens With surprise. Ths objec tions to the undscgronad system el lines had been so thoroughly ventilated and admitted that we did not expect so strong e recommend ' atlon of it After a carefhl perusal of the re port we are unable to appreciate the advan tages which it is said to offer. On the oon trary, in point of todiousneua of construction, extravagant outlay and injury to property, we are more than ever convinced of its inexpe diency. In referring to the successful con struction of the London underground line the report omits to state the very different condi tions under which that work was executed. Of the three great parallel thoroughfares which traverse London the route was selected for the undertaking which offered the greatest width and the least traffic. There was for these reasons but little danger of interfering with the sewers and gas mains or of shaking the foundations of the buildings. Should such a line be attempted here it will injure an in | calculable amount of property and give rise to endless litigation. Besides these objections we have to take into consideration the time that will be consumed in its construction. The city wants immediate relief from the an noyances to which it is subjected by the pre sent overcrowded and ill-conducted system of transportation. If it be committed to the un derground plan it will be years before it can derive any benefit from it. The upper portion of the island is composed of hard rock, and the process of excavation will necessarily be a very tedious and difficult one. As regards expense It will increase it to a point that will render it much oostlter than any of the other plans proposed. Wo dont want to go into on undertaking like the tun nelling of Mount Cenis, or the Hoosic tunnel in Masmehusetta, whioh will eon tome n doeen or fifteen yenn in execu tion, and will then necessitate a charge for travel that will defeat the ohjeot of the work. We repent that the only system of lines whioh eaa give immediate and oheap relief to the city is that running through the | yards of ths houses parallel with the great leading thoroughfares and traversing the orom streets at suoh an elevation as will not inter fere with ths existing traffic. Seven or eight roads constructed on this plan would give all the accommodation required and would enable us to remove the hone oan which have so cut up and disfigured our streete. We helieve thai all the property neoessary for the purpose could be purohssed at much lower cost than that of the underground plan; for it would only interfere with back buildings and would leave ' the storea and dwellings on touched. We trust that when the report comes up for discussion these foots will reoeive due consideration, and that no plan will be derided upon that does not combine the two eemntials of expedition and economy. Of nil the projects submitted certainly that of an underground railway is the least reeommendabloIn both these respects. RmUU City Pr?yort?-The Dal; mt tkaCar. We publish to-day an interesting communi cation frem Mr. Richard O'Gonaaa, CoodmI to the Corporation, addressed to Mayor Hoffman, in relation to the proposed oonveyanoe of a portion of the Battery to the United States for the nominal consideration of Are dollars. While the present able protest of the Oof potation Counsel refers only to ths attempted sacrifice of this particulir pieoe of pro perty, its clear and con rinsing argument oovers all cases of a similar character, and destroys st a blow the proposed aale of the lower portion of the City Hall Park a*, one sixth of its value, and thu whole batch of jobs connected therewith. Mr. O'Gorman shown that tbe Corporation cannot derive tbe power thus to dispose of tbe public property under any legislative act autboriaiag them to convey real estate belong ing to the city "upon such terms and for snch price as may be agreed on with the federal authorities." The real estate of the city and the net proceeds thereof; whenever sold, are pledged to the public creditors. Tbe Commis sioners of tbe sinking fond sre constituted trustees for the city snd its creditors sad are empowered to sell the real estate of tbe city, bat then only when it is not in ass or reserved for public purposes, snd upon tbe terms which, after an appraisement of its value, they may Sad the moat advantageous for the pnblio interests. It is clear, therefore, that any real estate belonging to tho city, if sold by anj authority, can only be disposed of at a sum bearing a fair proportion to ita actual value. This Is a doty owed to the public creditors and which cannot be evaded. The real estate of the oity ie held in trust as aecnrlty for the payment of their claims, and tbe proceeds of lie sale must be applied to tbe reduction of the Oity debt. This legal objection disposes of the attempt of Hoffman, the Mayor, to aeil to Hoffinan, the Coaamieeioner on the part of tbe United Statee, for the Bom of half a million dollars, a portion of tbe City Hail Park, valued at three millions, and Urns to plunder the city and ita creditors of two millions and a half of dollars ia the trans action. Public meetings should be called at once to endorse the Corporation Counsel's action and to protest against the consumma tion of this outrage. The people should put their veto on tbe whole batch of new city jobs and stop these guerilla raids upon the city property. The general government can afierd she, and would not no contemptible enough to require any snob sacrifice on the part of a oily which already bears so large a share of the publio bur Jena. The ???cera Qeeeclee?Parlle HolmUa Pre. The telegraphic news of yesterday relating to the affaire of the Eaat is significant. The British Cabinet, it is said, is hopeful that the peace of Europe will he preserved in spite of threatening appearances in the East. The Frenoh government is engaged framing reforms favorable to Christians in Turkey. The Rus sian government has, in a note to the Porte, recommended generosity towards the Greeks. Simultaneously we have it stated that the Sultan has determiaed to make ooaoeseioas to the Cretans end that he contemplates the appointment of a Christian Governor of the It is net diflcnlt to see what ail this means. All the Powers of Europe, great and email, are ermlng themselves with a rapidity and to an onfrdt which have no parallel-ia modem time* But not one of the Powers Is wffltag to do any thing which, directly or indirectly, sindl fundsh occasion for foh eaammaeeUmnt of hostilities. The coaviotion is general that If the dames of j war be ones lit As conflagration will sweep with devastating fore# over the length and breadth of the Enropeaa continent It Is not so dearly perceived what shall be the obarac ter of the continent when the conflagration shall have expired. la other words, war Is expected, and preparations are beftg made for it The Eastern question, if touched by any thing in the shape of armed intervention, will furnish the ocoasion. But the Powers, one and all, tremblo so to toneh it In such circumstances anything which offers a temporary solution of the difficulty is wel come. The Ottoman Porte is too sensible of | its weakness and danger to he unwilling to take advice. The universal advice evidently is? "Make concessions?pacify your subjects at any cost" The advice will be taken. Con cessions will be made. Christians will be plaoed on a footing of perfect equality with Turks. The Hatti-Humayoun will for the first time take a really practical shape. Guaran tees will be exchanged betwixt the Porte and certain contracting Powers. The weak frame of the "sick man" will thus be bolstered np a little longer. Pinal oure, however, is impos sible. Life is ebbing slowly hut steadily, and the time is not far distant when the objeot of ] so muoh anxiety and solicitude shall have oessed to be. The Abolished Reaaaa MIwIm. Congress has decided to abolish the Ameri can mission to Borne. Without questioning the motives which prompted the action, which appear to have been instigated by the foot that the Papal government, not relishing the attacks made upon its potioy and such vitality aff remains in it from the pulpits of the Ameri can Protestant church within the walls, caused the ohnroh services to be performed outside the Eternal City. We are sorry that the diplo matic mission to Rome has been abolished. Rome is a genial and pleasant place for literary genttesMn of ease and leisure to study antiqui ties in the absence of any special diplomatic duty, wbioh was never of any great moment; hut new that the temporal sovereignty of the Holy Father is almost at its lowest ebb becomes a mat ter of mere inaignifloaaoe. Oar Minister to Rome, If of an laqniriag tors of miad, might learn as much of the curious and the antique there as in Barn urn's Museum, probably a little more. We regard the action of Congress in this mat ter of the Roman mission, as well as in the case of Mr. Harvey, our Minister to Portugal, whose supplies have been out off, as a very small pieoe of business. Wo should have thought that Congress would bo content with the great work now in hand?the impeachment sad removal of the Chief Magistrate of the nation by a grand oouptfVtof, and not descend to such trifles as the suppression of the mission to Rome and outting off foe salary of foe Minister at Lisbon, or giving a notoriety to the troubles of Mr. Motley at Vienna by Mr. Sew ard, which they are not worth. In the magni tude of Its present duties Congress can afford to let the poor Pop# alone. We may have, in our own regird, to sead an undiplomatic mis sion to Rome before long on a friendly, Chris tian and grateful errand. Peddlta* I.ogialatloa the ftapreme Ceart There are crises in nntioosl history when petty legislation in no lens ineffectual than it is contemptible, Is not the actual condition of the body politio so critical as to demand beroio remedies T These alone can arail. Tinkering hero and there does not mend, but only mars. Ridiculous enough is the peddling legislation of oar Wilsons and Boutwella and other pigmy politicians. All rolled Into one they could not make np a single giant of the good old days. " There were giants in those dayc." But eeep their lllipulian successor* might accomplish something by a long pull, a strong poll and a pull all together. If tbey would anite and rise to the grandeur of the occasion, tbey should cease squabbling with 44 the man at the other end of the arenuo" and wasting indignation on this and that decision of the Supreme Court. I jet them lone no mare time on bilb " to regulate the practice and define the powers of the Supreme Court." Let them boldly bring in a bill for the impeach ment of (be President, and, after baring speed ily disposed of that "obstruction," gel rid of another by reorgaaL tng the Supreme Court from ill foundation. Tbey will find an exam ple and the solution of their difficulties in the unhesitating promptitude and energetic notion ot Jefferson and the republicans of his time, as described in yesterday's Hmai.d. We bare abown that the republicans of 1801 wer* satis fled with no balftray measure*. Tliey made thorough work of wkat they undertook to do, and repealed the Judiciary act, doing away with the courts, midnight judge* and all, at one decisire blow. The judges had been commissioned at midnight, and at midnight also tbelr brief term of ofBce expired. Alter an exciting debate, which continued for six teen days, the Committee of the Whole, at a midnight session, "now first resorted to for soch ? purpose, reported the bill repealing the Judiciary act. and the hill presently passed the Honse and was aigned by the President." " Nor, Indeed," say* eren the cautious his torian, Hildreth, "whaterer might be thought of the expediency of the repeal, could there be any solid doubt of the power of Congress in the matter." Randall, tbo biographer of Jefferson, remarks, In allusion to (be same JBtitiwl i?r Wwrio? the intention* of tho m<? vboa+TOtM pMMi the Judiciary act?asaon* lag area that the bill ou a good one-no principle now better established than ttool legislature* M?j, under precisely analogous cot* stilutionnt eflPdittone, repent jadiotnxj strao. tares and legislate judges out of ottqe." Tbo republicans ot 1801 created a precedent fos the re public aae of 1867. And it might almo* be expected that even our modem demo crats, who olalm direct descent from the former, would join the Utter in following the example of their own Jefflemoniaa antetypee, were it net that so many hare utterly loot their reckoning and must take a fresh obeei?atioe by the eon before they can get en the right Ueh again. : ' _ MaSltsd The development of musical taste and talent la this metropolis t* one ef the remarkable phase* of the timet The dettghtftd and rute ing art of mmsic appeared la decline hero tor n time Ihroagh the lew standard and had man agemeat *T the opera; bat there was a gnat 4m? of Utenft ablhty beWad nW thia wttokte pnblio generally dldtet wh. With the deoMna ?f the operate attention ef our people haa teen directed teredo te mate halls, cfrartee * enjoyment, and they hnve learned that there is much of the highest order of talent outside of the opem bouse. We hare not failed to notiee this fhot la oonneotioa with oar music bulla; but the churches should not be forgotten. Ih one, Zloa church, on Thirty-eighth street, where Bishop 8?athgate and his assistant clergy perform the Episcopal aerrioe in a very impressive mannas, most delightful musid may be heard. Mr. Mora, the organist, poe sesses the real genius of music, bosidea fining an artist of the first quality. He per forms his own compositions, and the melodious sounds of his instrument steal over the soul like the musio of running waters when they meet and blend together. Under the influence of bis muter band, together with the fino sing ing and the impressive manner in which the church service is performed, the mind is lifted up and experiences a greater and purer enjoy ment than those who have not been to Zion church can realise. We now see that Mr. Mora deems this sphere too limited for his talents. The spirit of divine art is upon him, and he feels impelled to enter upon a larger field of action. While he will continue to delight Bishop Southgate's congregation he will ate give the publio of this eity the benefit of bin ability in another way. He undertakes to give us the opera, with n combination of artists of the highest olaes. We understand all the arrangements are made, and that in a few dsyu be will open the Frenoh theatre with a first rate oompany, some of whom are freeh and spoken of abroad very highly. We hope ho will be as successful as he deserves to better be is entering upon this new career, not from necessity, be being one of our rich citisena, bat from a pore love of mosio and from a deelru to gratify and cultivate the public taste*. | JMATWUI HMVCK TtTWtei to thi aerroa or ths sisals. Soma Urns 4arise ths te* ssmtea of Osngram Mm. TUMsss fltawaas prsmotad a Mil to prehltel the enpesi or specie, oat whw ha moved its reference to tha Com mittee of War* oad Hooas U was eefeoted, opoa a ?t tWm. Thapopocs hara thai thror s apaoio oUeatellm opposed it with ooa ratoa. Wars thay or ars thSf ten cere ia thoir ory lor apaeta currency r During ths psar ISM wo an Informed that tha product or goM ta mm country frees ths miaao was fTS.M4.3M. and dertag ths last year. ISO*. geS,tl*,ST4. Thsae two aoaaa would bars boaa retained ta oar country If the but te *r. Mo aeoa has beoomo a tew. Thus wo should hate paw aooaad $lSkTS3,TSt, tha proSoat of oar owa Bunas aa? tiim, Why ohoaiS waooai atl oar gate obraaS to pattern silks, satins, wtaoa, lawairy aaS aaaay olber artitem M tally uselemto tha great mam of ner r^doftag oou^ ss ar specie. Hat, iMMMkH thai ta *w msT ba allowed ta ask Ibr raooaaa from oar oaf psum why tho prohibitory bill abaaM aot became o low. te ftariffkfr hhont a IMfldf ffitliri I# ???04# ^ wbo wish a specie currency. What wants bs tho attest or aooh alnw? It would atop aU the ?o*Q;?ad Wires from go tag ta Boropa, and tha product wools oaao SO dty Vocb^ bUUhlu become a lawthavalao sd goffwlll fhU balsw the par of oar corned papar mawsr Who doubts thlst Thou. if opbds currency w as vmy aacsmary to our preeperttj, why shall am oot adapt thia course for our proteottea ' ^ ^ That are hara a perfort right to pam aach a bUl^r self-protectloa will oot ba qesattouodby team Who admit ths raHdlty of oar embargoes, ***** te te dam of tha Industry sod ?">?** te surely so OM will qoeteto# off <>a the score of hoaaaalty w oote^ mytbla of tho food wo prodaoo io oaesm of oor wootw whew ho lam iahing tbousaoda of Baropo era aaktog Jw bread. iUauch a tew wUl bring aboot yyte wasw lm modiatsly, and aa wa bars a paafbet right is jgaml>,t t*^ a . Manors of protect lou to oor pooplo. why htealite nrsoa that prsm aohard for o imumptte* d nstelW Ooogrem to pam aoah a tew wtlioM delay f We^eom S? Na 3X Wall terete. FIRE IN tllTH AVENUE. Barii*| wf Trtaar'i Daariw l.ow KMlaialW at Abaat IM.OM. A few minute* afler fear o'clock yesterday afternoon a Are broke out in Jobs H. Tronor'i dancing academy, known aa Palace Ball, at New. 726 and 727 Sixth arena*. Imtween Forty-Brit and Forty-second atresia. The flame* apread very rapidly and eoon eareloped Me ball room, defftroyiag pretty much tbe whole of the interior. There are never*] account* given aa to the origin at the fire. One waa that It wee canned by the careleaanos* of the mn who wax wax Liu: the floor with wax dimeltred la turpentine, and a light waa brought too near, which Ig nited tbe preparation. Another account (Iran waa thai tbe kitchen range eel Bre to tbe floor; end Mill another that tbe woman at work waahtafl put a lot of nfaaving* in tbe mage, which flrrd acme shavings on the floor, and Ihle flred the building. Tbe Pirn Marabal, who wee preeeat, heard the different a tor in*, and will wo doubt *11 dt in* troth. The building la owned by Bidn"y C. Jennings The damage done to It will amount to about $10,000, said tab* la eared. Mr. Trenor eutce that be held tbe property aa a loaae of ten yeara, for which be waa to pay $2,00$ a year, and that hi* leae by the Are and water will ??>nn> to about $4,000, ineured for about $4,000 in MM Ilowcry Ineuraao* Company and M.OBfl in a eampeep be could not recollect. The atore No. TAB le ooeupled by J. Deupe, upholsterer; etook damaged by water about $400; I an rod tor 11,000 la the T oaken end Mew York Insarano* Company. The Mere No. 7*7 la eeew pied by K. F. Prntt. lao* curtain eleaaer; hie gwk le damaged by water about $240 ineured tor tlMt In tbe beeement of No. 7*4 a large qnaatftv of furnt tun It stored, rained, it nppeam, at up war da of *20 000 It was damaged oenaldeinbty by water. m AT RANSFELN. MM. Mawrvni.n, Feb. 1, i$$7. A large fire occurred bar* tbia morning. It brnte on* about three o'clock la tbe bakery of Joaelya k Palmer. Tbe Waldo* House Mock wee destroyed and els storae burned out, together wtUi n number of offloee In Ik* upper stories, including lb* Odd FeUewe' Hall and tow armery #r a military company Tbe lea is about $M,MR The principal euflbrer* are Hedrtck h Oo, dry goods; Jackaoi, grocer; Jeeelyn At Palmer, bnkare; Netcber h Co , liquors; Roll man. clothing, Sellner k Oaka, bar ]?Bh tnekera; Paisley, tailor, and Miller, saloon keeper. A MISSISSIPPI STEAMER WNNfl. New onijum, Feb. I, liflt. A fire tblemoraln - destroyed the ftmnaer lady Freak * Mbwtselppl river pocket. Ixxw $10,000; in*ar*M The fire wa* aocldcntai. In C FAIL OF A I (HIDING IN MSTIN. Aeveral Workmen Rnried Hearalh Ihw Wnlla, Botrror, Feb 1, INT. The wall* of e large dwelling bourn, on tbe corner of Kingston and summer atreete, wblcb is In prorem of being altered as as to be occupied a* e store, fell in IMe morning burying a number of workmen Two of the men were rescued alive, but war* vary badly bruised. It le believed that two other men ere still under th? nine, but M te unknown whether they have perfcdied. Tbe injured men were taken to tbe buspHal and thaw wcgfla war* ?y?oUv (UebdH to