NEW YORK HERALD. JA1IES tiOHDOK BES\ETT. EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR emoa n. w. cornkr or rui.TON and nassac sts. Volume XXXII No. 34 AMUSEMENTS TO-MOKKOW EVENING. BROADWAY THEATRE. Hroadwsy. near Broome ?treat -AUDBO, th* Wosdsbpcl ScAKr?Cinderella. NEW YORK THEATRE, Broadway, oppoalie New York Hotel ? Bimi> or Paradise. GERMAN OPERA, Olympic Theatre, Broadway.?Wiu liar Toll. DODWORTH'S II ALL. 806 Broidirty.-Pioruioi Harts will 1'iimn His Mihaclbs?Tub Hbad in the Aim Tub Isdian Basest Taira. FIFTH AVENUE OPKRA HOUSE. No*. 2 Hitd 4 We* t Twenty-fourth street.?Omrrm A Christy's Min?tbils.? Ethiopian Minstrelsy. Ballads, Bumlkiiuurs, Ac.?Mkdi cal Student. KELLY A LEON'S MINSTRELS, 730 Broadway, oppo. ?itetbe New York Hotel.?Is th*i* Sonus, Da*3b?. Ecca*. TaimiM. Udrleamobi, Ac.? Odds and Ends?Cinder-lbon? Madauasoas Ballet Troupe. ?AM ERANOISOO MINSTRELS. Ml Broi l WAT, opnoilte the Metropolitan Hotel?In thrin Ethiopian Emtmktai*. NENTS, SlNOtNO. DaACINO AND BotUAARDU. ?COMMITTER on Impeacrb TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE, 301 Bowery. ?Come VoUAU.SE ? Negro Minstrelsy. Ballrt Diylktiesbment, Ac ?Thk Female Bbjbamp Chirr. CHARLEY WHITE'S COMBINATION TROUPE, at Mechanics' Hall, 472 Uroadwny.?Is A Vauirtt or Lioot ami) Lauohablr Emtrhtaimahmts, Coups db Ballrt. Ao. School both' Frolics. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S PARK THEATRE, Brooklyn.? Tub Rosb or arirms?Thr Ocean Yacht Race?Good ron Nothing. HOOLEY'SOPERA HOUSE. Brooklyn.?Eth tort an Min Ntrilst. Ballads and Buhlksquks.?A Hurrah Thip Around thr World. COOPER INSTITUTE. Eighth street.?Db. IIebbard's Illustrated Lectures on IIkalth. KKVTYORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY. BIS Rroadwur. Urad and Ribrt Arm or Probst?Tub Washington Twins?Wondbrs in Natural UikTORr, SBirrcr and aht. Lectures Daily. Open from 8 A. M. till lu P. M. SUNDAY (THIS1 EVENING?Grand BaCrkd Vocal and In strumsntai. Concert at Stbinway Hall, Fourteenth street and Fourth srenue. New York, (Sunday, February It. 1807. THE NEWS. EUROPE. By tbo Atlantic cable we have a nowg report dated Sat urday evonlng, February 2. Napoleon is about to i-?aue another reform d?croe. In England reform Is likely to remain an "ojwn question" with Parliament. A Paris Journal alleges thut the pres ence of a United Sutes squadron In the Bospborus tends to complicate the Eastern question. Fiftoen hundred volunteers have left Oreeco to aid the Cretans. Hopes are expressed on the continent that Maximilian will be able to remain In Mexico. The political situation is not very harmonious in Germany. Garibaldi declares against a present "rising" in Rome. Russia protests against the assemblage of Poles In Galicia. Numerous arrests for political offences are being made in Spain. An earth quake, very destructive to life and property, has occurred at Sierra Leone. Console closed at 90 9-16 In Lo ltd on-a decline. United 8tatcs five-twenties were unchanged. In Frankfort United state* bonds ware at 70?, and In Parle at 82*. The Liverpool cotton market closed dull and inactive. Breedstuffe quiet Provisions steady and quiet Our special correspondent in Parte, writing on the 18th of January, tarnishes a full report of th* banquet given In that city to tho owner of the yacht Henrietta and pther American ynohtmea The entertainment was in floe style and paased off In n very agreeable manner. The Bret ball of the season at the Tullerle* was a brilliant eflhir. The scene is described by our Paris correspond ent, who makee note of th* Americans presented as well as of the conversation had between the Emperor and Empress and the winner of the ocean yacht race. On the 2d instant Mr. Bennett, Jr., had a private audience with the Emperor Napoleon. COHOBE88. In tho Boast* yesterday the bill authorizing the Judgos of th* Territory of Idaho to appoint the times and put es of holding oourt, and the bill for a trl monthly mail service between 8nn Francisco and Portiaud, Oregon, were passed. The resolution calling for a copy of the letter on which Mr. Seward founded his inqjurls* of Mr. Motley, our Minister to Vienna, was adopted. A reso luUoo asking the Secretary of Slate for further informa tion regarding the proposition of the United .states to the republio of Colombia for an interoceanic canal through that country 'was agreed to. The Judiciary Committee reported an amendment to the bill re ferding payment# to rebels and rebel sympa thisers prohibiting the payment of any claim occurring prior to April 18, 1881, and providing that no pardon should authorize such payment before action upon the resolution. A bill was introduced amending the bill to punish certain crimes against the United States. An amendment to the bill providing for the removal of ee?e# from the State to the national courts in the lately rebellious States was introduced. By a vote of 14 to 25 the clause under debate In the Bankrupt bill was not Mrirksn out The Toour* of Office bill, as amended by the House, wee brought up, but action upon It was In terrupted by th* announcement of the death of Hoo. Mr. Johnson and an eulogy on the deceased by Mr. Burkalew, after which the Senate adjourned. In the House a petition was presented from prominent citizens of Now York remonstrating against the move- | menu for th* Impeachment of the President and pray ing for the adoption of measure* to promote the peso* and prosperity of the country, which wee referred to the Judtciary Committee. On motion this committee was empowered to alt during the remainder of the session. The question recurred on the Tenure of Office bill amendment making th* removal of Cabinet officers sub ject to the consent of the Senate. The I ill paased as amended by a rote of 111 to 38. The amendments to lb* Tariff bill were taken up and ordered printed. The bill for the extension of the patents for improvements in machinery for cutting screws was tabled After disposing of several private bills Mr 1-aflln, from the Committee on Printing, reported e bill for the oiection by the House of a Congressional Pr nter and tbo abolishment of the office or Superintendent of Pubiic Printing, and moved the previous q taction. A mot,on was made to by the bill on tbe table, hut pending the vote Mr. Ancona announced tbe death of Mr. Philip Johnson, member of tho House from Pennsylvania, and after eulogies had been delivered and the customs rv reeolutioo* adopted the House adjourned. the legislature. In the Senate yesterday a quorum not being prueent, ?o business was transacted beyond tbe introduction and reference of a few btua In tbe Assembly the bill emending tbe Central Park Railroad law regarding eipresi and freight companies was passed. Bills were introduced to enable national beaks 10 become stale banks; to make common schools free to all; for the construction of,railroad* In Green wlch avenue. Twenty third street, mth street end other streets In New York; in relation to certain depart ments of the Now York elty government; to Increase the salaries of the members of th* Paid Fire Department to provide maaas for sick and disabled soldiers, to amend the General Bounty sot; for an elevated railway in New York; for the hotter protection of paanengers on rail roads; to Incorporate the New York sad African Transportation Company; to Incorporate th* New York and Brooklyn Tunnel Company, and to amend the act rotative to Insurance companies. Tbe resolutions re la t.ve to the management of the Now York and Rrookiyn ferries, and one ezpromng sympathy for the Greeks In thoir struggle against the Turks, were adopted. TAX cm. Th" steamship R. R. Cuyler win, by order of collector Pmythe, seized yeetorday afternoon as she was lying at It r dock, foot of Fifth street, East river. The steamer ess about to anil, and had on board a full complement of men, as also a formidable armament. The immediate cause of seizure was that th* vessel was Intended for priveieenng purposes in Chilean water*, against th* com merce of Spain. Tbe United States authorities are now it |ew"e*slon. A schoouer laden with powder, Intended fur tiie R ft. Cuyler, was also se zed at the ame time The etorm of Inst evening was attended with vivid I,(??? it nn and lo id thunder?a rather unusual phenom enon m this le'ltuie m the winter time. The rain has " An invaluable assistant to Judge Whiting in his Vi "i r,caning (("rations, snd Vast quantities of the siii-it and mud i.-tve di ap.eartl before the flood of wiii"! srhich drenriietl the city last night. ' 1 ' * ? !?' ? onntitseioueT has made Ins report for a. u . r. < etioinv December ?L ytoatracu jt the ?mount of 1420.147 bad been l*sn<5i, and eighty-three others were stilt in provreas. The balance on hand of uncollected aa-ewmeuta ??< $j11,024. The aum of assessments for the jiw ISM was $997,477. At the meeting of the Board of Health yesterday It was reported that. In compliance w.th a resolution adopted previously, all the piggeries within the city limits of New York and Brooklyn hare been abated. Numerous daring robberies hare taken place In the Eleventh ward, the perpetrators of which are still at large. Eight houses were plundered on the same night, and among them the residence of Dr. O'SulIlran, in avenue 11. There were six arraignments yesterday of parties charged with violation of the Kxoise law. In the Tombs Police Court yesterday Mr. Ltnthlcum, tbe Broadway tailor, charged with an attempt at rape on Annie Cneey, ompioyod by him as a domestic, was hon orably d lac barged after a full Investigation or tbe case. Two strangers In the city, named James A. Nelll end William H. Nelll, brothers, recently arrived from Cali fornia, were swindled oat of $5,000 la gold yesterday by n couple of sharpers, one of whom Insinuated himself into their oonfldence and Introduced them to his accom plice, who was to give them the best rates for their gold, whereupon an exchange of tha coin was effected for a bogus chack for $?,812 60. The detectives are on the alert for the swindlers. Some further evidence was taken yesterday before Commissioner Betts, for the defence, In relation to the charge against John H. Trapp, a lawyer, of having pre sented to e United States paymaster e forged paper for the purpose of obtaining the bounty of e deceased sol dier. The case Is again adjourned. In tbe United .States Commissioner's Court, yesterday, the further hearing of tho charge against Charles Kelloy, mate of the schooner Albert Treat, and four olltor sea men, of having been guilty of mutinous conduct on board that ship, was resumed oeforo Commissioner ()s horn. Evidence was offered for tho defence, aftor which tho case was adjourned to Monday. Twolve steamships left this city yesterday for Europe and coastwise ports. $200,000 In specie was sent by tho Gcrmania to Hamburg. The Hatters* still remains In tho ico in tho Jamos river. Coastwise business continues to Improve. The stock market was Arm yesterday. Cold was strong, and closed at 136 ?<. Them was an increased business consummated hi com men ial circles yesterday, an improved doinnnd having prevailed for domestic produce, but tho prices obtained failed to indicate any improvement, though the markets generally were firmer. Merchandise, however, ruled quiet, but firm, at previous prices. Coffee was steady. Cotton was dull and hoavy, with a downward tendency. On 'Change flour wits quite acttvo and Arm. Wheat and corn were moro active, with a slight advance established upon the latter. I'ork was more sought for, and the market was firmer. Boof and lard wore steady. Freights continued firm, while whiskey was dull and nominal. Naval stores generally stoady. Petroleum dHll and heavy. MISCELLANEOUS. A council or general officers of tbe army has been called by General Grant to moot in Washington to con fer upon matters concerning the army, and particularly in reference to maintaining garrisons in tho Southern 1 States. We have details by mail of our city of Mexico and Vora Crux despatches to the 17th ult. Forced loans were the result ot the late deliberations of tbe impe rialists at La Teja, and American residents were to be among the contributors to the support of Maximilian's government. The views of the Mexican Financial Min uter, Marshal Basal no and General Marquee are full of Interest. Twenty-Ore members of the Junta voted for the eontlnuanoe of Mexlmiliao on the throne, but It was the popular impression that the coun cil had resolved to pronounoe tor Ortega as a feeler of the national will A curious piece of in trigue between the Imperialist loaders and the liberals is hinted at. The exodus of Mexicans and French was increasing. The Archbishop of Mextoo was getting ready to take hU departure. Two and a ball millions of dollars had been chipped from Vera Crux as the advance of the French withdrawal from the Empire. Our correapondent In British Honduras, dating at Bollze oa the 8th or January, atatee that the colonists were in n w ild state of excitement owing to tbe conse quence of tbe Tndtnr. raid on the mahogany cutters and planters. A detachn ? nt of British troops which were sent against the cn- my in December waa met by tbe Indiana and dofeaicd arter n short battle. The retreat of the British is described as a very disorderly rout. Martial law was proclaimed in Belize and continued in 1 operation. English reinforcements bad arrived and others were expected. Trade waa dull in Belise, al though alightly improved. The operatives of the Mlddleeex Mill, at Lowell, Mass., have etruck on account of a reduction of wsgea. Another frightful massacre by the Cheyenne Indians, near the head of Smoky Hill river, is reported from Junc tion City, Kansas. Fifty-nine out of eixty-three man compnatng Wallace's train were surrounded by the In dians and murdered. Greet alarm is felt in Montana as to the movements of hostile bands. The ice gorge in tho Mississippi below 8t. Louie is re ported broken away, and early resumption of navigation is looked for. Tbe brig Ocean Wave, of Belfast, CapUln Tbomag, alread y reported in our columns as supposed to be lost, wee abandoned at sea Janiftry 1$. Her crew were res cued. The Natleial Baaki Blthlai Desperate Kf ferla ta Keep Their Prlvllecea. Mr. Randall's excellent bill to curtail the enormous privileges of the national bank* and to substitute in the place of their circulation a uniform legal tender currency, together with other movements in Congress to cut down the monstrous and dangerous monopoly, have aroused a most formidable opposition from those interested in the banks. Our Washington correspondent informs us that Jay Cooke and a number of other prominent bankers had been in consultation with the Secretary of the Trea sury, the Comptroller of the Currency and the Senate Finance Committee, with a view of staving off any thorough action by Congress through the introduction of modified and com paratively unimportant measures. Wo learn, too, that there is "great anxiety" among all that class, "by reason of the impression that Mr. Randall's bill will pass." We foresaw the determined opposition this measure would meet with, knowing that men or corporations do not give up great privileges without a desperate struggle. The government improvidently and recklessly gave the profits of three hundred millions of circu lation to the national banks?equal to abont twenty millions a year, which properly be longed to the people, and which the govern ment might save by issuing legal tenders in place of this currency. We should be sur prised if the banks did not show resolute hostility to any measure that threatened to deprive them of these profits. Twenty mil lions a year is a vast gift, and we cannot ex pect to find men who would relinquish it willingly or from patriotic considerations. Argument cannot reach where so much is at stake and where self-interest is so powerful. Individuals do not often show much soul or conscience where large interests are Involved; but the old adage that corporations have no souls is quite applicable to these overgrown national bank associations. They even pre tend to plead invested rights and the benefit they are to the conntry. Invested rights, for sooth, in a gigantic fraud upon tho people I A benefit, Indeed, which takes from the public twenty millions a year without making the least return for the favor, and which besides threatens to absorb all the profits of industry and control the political affairs of the republic I From such a benefit the people should pray to be delivered. We peroeive that the advocates of the banks no longer pretend to deny receiving this enor mous gratuity, enough to pay onr national debt at comnvuad interest within forte vaara. We have brought them to that admisuon at least But they say the banks reader the country services to that amount What ara these services ? The government wants no as sistance from them. If in a crisis it should need a loan that would be obtained as well without as from them- Does the service con sist in drawing fifteen to thirty per cent a a year, or even more than that, from the in dustry of the people T If this be the service meant we admit their dividends show they have performed it The only service they render that we know of is to their ten or twenty thousand stockholders. These cer tainly do a magnificent business; but the thirty-five millions of people pay dearly for it There oan be no objection, of course, to capitalists making a large interest from their capital through any busi ness they chose to embark in, if it be legiti mate, in banking as well as any other; but we are decidedly opposed to a class of capitalists being fostered by the government at the ex pense of the rest of the community. We espe cially object to the government giving away so many millions annually to private corpora tions under any circumstances, particularly to the national banks, wbicb are making enormous profit* and absorbing the business and wealth of tbo country. If the national banks wish to do a banking business let them do so on the legal money of the government A uniform legql tender cur rency is the only one wo should have. The people would certainly prefer it to the national bank notes, and it would simplify our circu lating medium. The amount could be limited, as well as the number of banks and their busi ness operations, by law, if that should be deemed necessary to prevent undue 'specula tion or too great a facility for banking. This, however, is a matter of legislation and detail upon which it is unnecessary to enter here. What we contend for is that all the banks re quired in the country for the purposes of busi ness could and would exist, under proper regu lations, just as well by banking on legal ten ders as on the present national bank currency, while wo should at the samo time destroy a dangerous monopoly and save at least twenty millions a year by the change. The liMurnm-f Company Kxrltemont. J The excitement in financial circles for the past two days has been furnished by the insu rance companies, which hare contrived to monopolize the mind of Wall street, and to temporarily cast railroad squabbles and Secre tary McCulloch'S currency eccenirioities into the shade. The immediate cause of the agita tion was the announcement that the 8un Mu tual, a marine company, had been compelled to retire all its outstanding scrip in order to make good its losses. The eorip holders, in dignautat seeing their property thus swept away at a stroke of the pen, called a meeting yesterday and resolved to submit the matter to the Superintendent of the Insuranco Bureau, with the object of forcing the company into liquidation, and statements were mado which reflected seriously upon the course pursued by the directors. This particular case will no doubt be subjeoted to a very thorough investi gation; and in the meantime it is well for the public to keep themselves cool and to look calmly but searohingly around and see whether the insurance system generally is secure or insecure. The case of the Sun Mutual has two sides. The scrip of this company has been sold at a very heavy discount, in some instances as low as fifteen and twenty per cent. Many of the pre sent holders of the scrip are therefore not the original representatives of this portion of the capital of the company, but speculators, who have purchased the certificates of profit for a mere song. The right of these mutual compa nies to canoel their scrip when their losses ren der it neoessary is of course unquestioned. There are some features of our present in aurance system which are open to serious ob jection. One great evil is to be found in the brokerage and agency system, which now prevails to a great extent. In order to secure business seme compa nies will pay ten and fifteen per cent commission to brokers and agents, an amount in itself sufficient to yield a fair dividend. Hie fire insurance companies hiro agents in every part of the country, and these agents, in order to secure their commissions, will take risks on any building not actually on fire, even if it should have a gunpowder manufactory on one side, a turpentine store on the other, and a cellar filled with petro leum underneath. Heavy losses thus fall on the companies through the unfaithfulness of their agents, while persons who insure through brokers not unfreqnently find themselves in irresponsible companies, which or course can afford to pay the highest commissions to se cure business that would not come to them in any other way. The only safeguard for insurers is to insure only in companies that they know to be sound, and especially to eschew all Ihose that are in the habit of pay ing heavy commissions to brokers and agenta. Another evil with all compauins, marine, fire and life, Is the desire to swell their divi dend and to redeem annually large amounts of their certificates of profits, in order to make a flattering exhibit and increase their business. Thus they go on swimmingly in seasons of profit, but as soon as heavy losses are sus tained they have no reserve capital to full back upon and become bankrupt. A prudent company will always reserve a sufficient avail able capital iu scrip to enable it to meet any probable run of ill luck without difficulty. This will be a good time to look thoroughly into our insurance system and to see whether any legislative action is needed for the better security of the public. The Superintendent of the Insurance Bureau should make it his busi ness to report upon the subject forthwith. Many persons believe that the capital of nil insurance companies, like that of banks, should be paid up. However this may be, the laws in relation to insurance should be thor oughly overhauled, and if any further safeguards are needed for the protection of the insurer they should be supplied. In the meantime there seems to be but little necessity for any panic among policy holders. 1 be experience among old insurance men is that in the marine busi ness a season of loss comes periodically?once In about every ten or twelve years?and last year appears to have been one of these unpro pitioua seasons. At present no persons seem to have suffered but those who bave, during prosperous yean, pocketed their profits from mutual, companies and now, in a season of mis fortune, are called upon to bear tbelr share of the Iowa En?ll?h Politic*?The Opening of Parllnneat. Since the passing of the first Reform bill in 1832 the Parliament of Great Britain have not met in circumstances of greater interest than those in which they will meet on Tuesday, the 5th of February. By means of the labors of John Bright and the indecision of the Derby Ministry the country has been worked up to a pitch of almost unparalleled excitement.
Rightly or wrongly, the conviction had become deep and general that the party now in power were opposed to reform in any shape whatever. Under the strong pressure which has been brought to bear upon it from without it was deemed not impossible by some that govern ment might introduce a partial and one-sided measure. The prospect, however, did not gen erate a foeling of satisfaction. It seemed rather to irritate than to appease reformers. The result has been that Messrs. Beales and Jones, of Hyde Park notoriety, and the other leaders of the League, under the guidance of a oertain lawyer of the name of Mr. Baxter Langley, have arranged for a grand demon stration of intimidation, which is fixed for Monday, the 11th of February. Mr. Gladstone, who has been spending the winter in Rome, has, in evident expectation of a struggle, writ ten from Florence, on his way home, calling upon his supporters to rally in force on the occasion of the opening of Parliament. AH is excitement, and, as a natural consequence, more than usual importance is attached to the speech from the throne, which it is expected will be delivered this yoar, for the first time since the death of the PriDce Consort, by the Queen in person. Under these circumstances, the telegram which we print to-day that in the speech from the throne the Queen will an nounce the willingness of tho government to entertain propositions for roiorm, leaving it perhaps an open question in the House, and thus attempt the settlement of the vexed ques tion, is not withont deep significance. Our tolegraphic intelligence of the 4tb, wh:ch will put us in possession of tho contents, will naturally be anxiously looked for. The Proposed Italde upon tho Clt; Property* The refusal of the Corporation Counsel to execute the conveyance of the portion of the Battery which the Mayor and Common Council proposed to sell for five dollars renders it cer tain that the other attempt to dispose of the lower end of the City Hall Park for one-sixth of its actual vsluo will also bo defeated. The one job is just as much open to objection as the other, and every argument against the for mer holds good against the latter. A case which bears directly upon the authority of the Corporation to divert any portion of the real estate owned by the city has just been decided by the United States Supreme Court A citizen of Rhode Island, while pros ing the lower end of our City Hall Park, stumbled over the stump ; of a tree and broke his thigh bone, disabling himself for four years. He sued the city for damages, showing in his case that the spot at which the accident occurred was a portion of ground that had been railed off from the Park and thrown into a public street by the action of the oity authorities. Mr. Richard O'Goraan, on tbe part of the city, argued that the oity authorities had no right or power to sell or dispose of any portion of the real ostate of the city, all of which is hold aa tbe seourity for the pnblio indebtedness, and, slnoe they oould not divert any part of the park and set it off as a street, the Corporation was not bound to re move the stump or liable for the injuries re ceived by the plaintiff in falling over it The court has decided in favor of this view of the case. It is therefore a ssttled question that the real estate of the oity cannot be thrown away for a mere song or diverted when set apart for special public uses. Under these cir cumstances tbe wisest thing for the general government to do is to wash its hands of this park job and to purchase a proper site for a Post Office elsewhere and pay a fair price for it It will be the cheapest to them in the end. Farther Caaceaalaaa by tha Saperw Na peleoa. In to-day's telegraphic despatches, it trill be obserred, we have a formal announcement to tbe effect that the Emperor Napoleon will, on an early day, "Issue a decree granting the per petual right of holding social and religions meetings." The Emperor, it would appear, is really in earnest in his desire to "crown the social edifice." There were not a few who were prepared to look with suspicion on the reforms which he recently announced. The real object, it was thought, was not the grant ing of further liberty, but tbe getting rid of those troublesomo discussions which took place annually on the address. By such it was sup posed to be hut another of those tricks at which the imperial ruler is considered to be so expert, and which, under the guiae of con cession, was a real encroachment on the rights and liberties of tbe people. If our informa tion prove to be correct all such suspicions must be dismissed, and the year 1%67, the year of the great "Exposition." will prove to be a ??white day," not only in the history of France, but io the history of the Napoleonic dynasty. With the country prosperous to an extent which, it may safely be said, is without paral lel in its history ; wi'h a representation based upon tbe popular will and unfettered in its action ; with a press no longer in terror of the police, and with tbe right of aascmbly, whether social or roligions, fUlly guaranteed, what more can even a Frenchman desire ? Napo leon, the world baa long been convinced, is a lover of power, nor are there many who wi'l venture to deny that he knows how to us- it. It is daily becoming more manifest, however, that he ts lees ambitious of power ibau to leave behind him a great and a splendid reputation? ? reputation seonrcd by working out "his couo try's good," and perfecting a system which shall be lastingly associated with his name, and which shall entitle him to tbe gratitude of future generations of bis conntryraen. If not the Julius, lie may prove to bo the Augustus Cesar of his house, and ages yet nnborn may ?peak of him as the saviour of France. "Horribtx, Most Horribij: !"?The barbari ties inflicted npon the brute creation, the hor rors of tbe slaughter house and places where living animals are dissected for scientific pur poses, the brutality of epicures, the cruelties in flicted in the transportation of cattle, Ac., as de tailed in bis lale lecture at Albany by Mr. Henry A. Bergb, President of tbe Society of New York city for tbe Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, are indeed horrible to think of. Mr. Bergh is a realnus laborer in hfn vocation. His heart is in his good work, and in tbe great obieot he has In view, of morov to tba brute creation, even in murdering them, he will hare the great body of all parties and creeds to back him. W<> hope hia appeal to the Legisla ture will not be lost, but will result in some lasting reforms to the advantage of the lower animals, from the horse and cow to the dog and cat, and from the goose in the coop to the green turtle spread on his back on the pave ment Let Mr. fiergh go on with his good work, for he truly deserves the distinction of a public benefactor. Th* Bankrupt BUI In the United Htatea Senate. Now that the Tariff bill is out of the way the Senate has time to bestow upon the Bankrupt bill, and should endeavor to perfect the meas ure and press it to a vote at as oarly a day as possible. It is one of the most important subjects remaining before the present Con gress, and action upon it is demanded by the best interests of the country. If it is suffered to go over until the 4th of March a new House of Representatives will have to take it up, and the members who have not been in the present Congress will require time to give it such attention and consideration as its importance demands. It is therefore very desirous that the Senate should act upon the bill promptly, in order that it may go back with such amendments as that body may make to the House which originated it and has already devoted much time to its conside ration. A general bankrupt law is a neces sity in the present financial condition of the country, and if carefully prepared and prop erly guarded will be a benefit to all classes, and will serve to impart a healthful tone to the business of the country. A New Ten Cent Coin Wanted.?We think the time has come when the government might profitably, to the Treasury and the country, put into the small currency a new ten cent coin of nickel and copper. We are not yet near enough to the specie standard to briDg out the silver dime; but a new coin of the same legal value of inferior metals would answer for the present just as well, and, in relieving us of all those little dirty bits of paper below the denomination of twenty-five cents, would be a groat improvement in the way of small change. The coin, in being made flatter and broader than onr present clumsy nickels of the one, two and five cent denominations, would afford a margin for a little more ornament. In fact the new nickel three cent piece is about the only decent coin, as a work of art, that wo have, nickel, copper, silver and gold included. In all of thorn the designers of our mint would do well to study the superior deli cacy and fihfah of the work npon the coins of England a|^France. Iu our coins, as in our postage stamps, there is the same Inferiority in this comparison, and there is no excuse for it. At all events, as the Secretary of tha Treasury, is intent bpon specie payments, we submit that the proposed new ten cent ooin will be a practical, seasonable and desirable step in B>ia direction. Ominocs Doings in Spain.?We have the news of the arrest recently of more than a hundred persons in Madrid believed to be connected with revolutionary schemes. The late repres sive measures of the government, more strin gent and despotic against the freedom of speech and the press than anything elsewhere sinoe the rescue of Venice from Austria, are evidently increasing as usual, instead of diminishing, the reactionary and revolutionary elements whioh threaten the overthrow of Quoon Isabella. In Spain, as in the Bast, there are the combustibles of a general war, need ing only the application of the match by one of the great Powers. Bat those Powers, ex cepting Russia, have each their parttoalar rea sons for the preservation of the peace, and so the upshot will probably be, for the present, a trace with Turkey and non-intervention in Spain, though the result may be a bloedy and radical revolution. Bat let the peacemakers do their best, there must be another ahaUng up of the old balances of power on the Conti nent and the revolutionary elements before there can be a general peace. Rxfkntanck.? The cable gives as a rumor that Laird, the English shipbuilder, is in (kvor of paying the Alabama claims. This is the most remarkable instauce on reoord of the force of conscience. INDIAN ATROCITIES. Nlfty-niue White Iffra INuwcrMl by the Cheyennee. Jrxcnoe Crrr, Faneae, Feb. 2,1MT. A man came into Saline, about fifty miles west from here, yesterday, and reported that another frightful massacre of wbtte'men by the Cheyenne Indiana had oe curvd near the head of Smoky Hill river a few daya since, under the following circumstances:? Wallace's train, with sixty men, were in camp, when a party of fourteen Indiana came begging of the team sters, who refused to give them anything. The Indians then fired 'ipon fiem without effect; the turning the fire, killed eight of the i About eight o'clock that night the rounded by some two hundred India as, who msmarrsd fifty-nine out of sixty-three men. The man who brought the news had an arrow head through hie shoulder, and was also wounded in the hip. He claiasa to be one of the four man who escaped. A party of Omahaa and Kaws subsequently made n raid on the Cheyennee and captured several head of their stocs. One Kaw waa killed. William CornsiocIc, a famous interpreter, government scout nod guide, says the Cheyennee and Anapahoee of Arkansas and Pmoky Hill appear friendly; but part of the Northern Iudlans were now moving southward, and have already committed many murders and other out rages. ( on,stock believes they mean war. HEWS FSOi 10HTAHA. St. I-one, Feb 1 1667. late Mot.tane paper* report that considerable alarm exists In different region* on account of the Indian de predations, and the people were arming to chastise them. New and very rich quarts, gulch and placer mines wero being discovered, end mining operations were com mcncing The summer yield, It ie expected, will be very la'ge and remunerative. New York gulch, a late dis covery, was paying Iroru $15 to $100 a day to the band, and other new mines were doing equally well. FIRE IR IROADWAT. Dsnax* RitlwaleA at Twenty Thousand Dol lars. Shortly after twelve o'clook laet night n Dm broke out in the hat and gentlemen's furnishinq goods store, 043 Broadway, corner of Bleecktr street, owned by & D. Mariow. The firemen were promptly at the premises and extinguished the fire before It extended beyond the first floor. Mr. Marlow estimates bis low at about $10,000 on stock and $-.000 on fixture*. He baa $9,000 insurance on his stock in thenome Insurance Company, but no Insurance on bis fixtures A store adjoining on Bleacher street, being fitted up as a ladies' shoe store by Beulamin Shaw, is damaged to the extent of $400, no In surance, and an adjoining store on Broadway, kept as a soger store by John Olleey, ie damaged about $300; Insured for $6,600, in the Baltic, Adriatic, Common wealth and Mechanics' sad Traders' Insurance Go's. The restaurant of John W. Showier. In the base ment, It damaged by water to the extent of $1,000; in sured. Damage to the extent of $500 was also done to the sewing machine war*mom of Slbloy k Stooje on the second floor. The building is owned by Mr. Suffern. It l? damaged to the eitent of $2,000, and is insured. The cause of the fin* is unknown at present The hat store had not keen t>ut a few miuwuw wtjou the fire was itiavmwd CITY nrTKLUQJSSCjS. TIB Wkatbol ?The threatening appearance othe ?kf all through yesterday culminated last night \ a re markably heavy shower of rain. The condition jf the streets, covered with a stratum of Ice and snow, mixed with ashes and garbage, was rendered during to con tinuance of the rain still more disagreeable, pila of slush being formed at every crossing, and the sidealks almost submerged beneath miniature lakes. The nfor tunate individual whose business required hint to rave the inclemency of the weather and the perils of pdee drtan locomotion, found himself Involved in a lost Intricate problem in his endoavor to effect a patage through the streets, without falling Into tha num?>ua traps which, in tha ahape of unsuspected hlUocha of slippery ice In the midst of a seemingly clear etretclof pavement, boset him at almost every step. At abut eleven o'clock the violence of tbe storm was incresed by electric dischargee, and tha rumbling of distant Una der which, however, laated but a short time. Tto circumstance of a thunder storm si this season of tto vear is unusual, but from the sultry condition of tin atmosphere during the last few days It need occasion a* surprise. It Is possible thst we are BUI within ih? circle of meteoric influence. Lottmt EvTsnnusss?Annsar or Oss or ths Tie sat 8siurs.-Considerable flutter was occasioned a day or two ago among the holders of tickets in the various tot tery enterprises going on at present In the city, by the knowledge thnt the sutborilies were about to stop them. Accordingly John C. Regan, a clerk in the employ of the enterprise for tbe benefit of the ke?"$fteenU I Dispensary, was arrested by an ofllc t ofthe Flfteenik precinct and was brought before Just*ce J^dwtth.yest^ day charged with violation of the revised Batutes or the 1 Slate of New York in disposing of MMilTor ? The case was set down for examinaUon, by Justice Lea with, on Monday morning next Istkhnai. Rkviwitb Sbices?Nok-fatxuwt of Beoxbku Tax ?It Is alleged the house of Nicholas, Bowen A C o, bankers and broker-. No 68 Wall street, was selxed on Thursday morning, at about eleven o'clock, by the inter nal revenue officer ot tbe Thirty-second district, for de ficiencies to the government on tax to the "* 115,000. Immediately after the seixure an officer won placed in charge of the effects. This house haabeeu doing a large foreign and domestic banking buslnoss for the last fifteen years. Tns Soothers Rkurv Comuissios. ?A meeting of the executive committee of the Southern Relief Commission was held yosterdsy, in the ofilooa Messrs. Brown Brothers k Co., Wall street. The principal business transacted was receiving the report of the treasurer, Mr Jamos M. Brown, who acknowledges therecBpt of about *14,000 within three davs. $10,000 of that amount was in two equal subscriptions of $5,000 each from A. T. Stewart and Brown Brothers & Lo. Tnosr. Fssiae Arms.-Tbe Fenians have decided to retain possession of their muskets and Springfield rifles for a short time longer. They are anticipating that something will shortly turn up. when tb? arms wiU bo of more service than would be the case if disposed of at tho present time cheap for cash. Tns CtrtTRon or thk Ppritaiw.?The trustees of Rev. Dr. Cbeover's church intend to effect very material alterations In that edifice. In view or the fact of tho greatly increased value of property on Broadway they intend turning the corner part of the building into stores, the rent of which will go towards lt>e support oT tbe church. Wliero tbe gsllertos now a "oorwM bo laid, thus forming a room in which the ? will meet. Tho organ Hnd choir gallery are to bo moved n-om the east end of tbe building, and the pulpit placed in front or them. All the above mentioned have boen rendered necessary in consequence of tne em barrassed condition of the church finances. Riysrt Tnisvrs at Woe*.?Sergeant Kelly, who was ia command of the police boat on Friday afternoon, while steaming up the East river, discovered twe mea making for the Brooklyn side of the river with " boatload <* Un sced. Tho police gave chase, when the thiwrtw oa touching the landing ran off, leaving tbe loadedjKiaUB the bands of tho poiioe. The owner ef wo liaaooa mm find it on board tbe police boat on proving property. Am voa Yooto Man.?The Young Men's Christian As sociation of this city recently appointed a committee frosa among their number, whose duty It will he to seek Ant and wait young men who have boon taken s*ok and who in need of additionalcare to IhB them. The committee depend mainly os pfayttcmn^ clergymen and keepers ef heefdlng Jheusee to ftawMh I them with the names ?f all requiring their aid. Cmu> Abakdokxset sen Dmii On Wdsy evening Mrs. Christina Schwogert, an Ignorant German, living at ltd Liberty street, being the mother of n little responsi bility, and being unable to support the child, resorted tn a cruel and inh uman expedient to get rid of it. raemg (be infant, which was only a few houit , old. tn a basket, the left tbe house and depoaUM both barket and baby in front of preaBMn No 100 same street. The act wen n nusmie by e man. and after Christina returned beme he reperisd the matter to IbeTwMtyweventhprec^ pohoeifattem An officer was sent to the spot where the ehUd left, end returned H to the unnatunU mother. lhe child lingered till yesterday morning, and died, jlk believed, from the of!ecu of the exposure to the eeld.. Oewwdr Gamble was notified, and had SSJf^JttTSJener Beilevus Hospital dead hoese, where Deputy Coreoer Shaw will make a pest mortem examination, after which an Inquest will be beid. A New Cotnrmrsrr m Ouotlatios. ?A new eenafler felt $10 note of the Flour City National Bank of Bosh enter, N. Y., has just been Issued. The bills areas woU executed that many peruouj may P?slMy be deoBved bv them. Borne of these fraudulent bills were dwe Isted yesterday. The police ere on the lookout for the "shovere" of the "queer." Aooronrm, arc.?John Tracey, n fireman residing afl Twenty-fourth street and Greenwood, toog Island, god into e difficulty at the corner of Canal and Washington streets, and received e severe blow oe^e heed wtthw the victim of some roeghe or subject to fiu oould net be "gyri* a stage driver, redding at ?T? Flirt nvn nua. was i*1"* from Fortieth street end Borood avenue, wherehe Ult and broke hie leg. All the above word taken to Bellevue Hosplial. AMUSEMENTS. French Theatre. OrpMt w> Knfert, presented by th# associated com*, diane oa Thuriday, was repeated last evening with goad effect. Careful reheanaia had dona away with oeaaaioaal hitch** la the dialogue and greatly improved the or cheatral performance, which was at least paaeabie. Being adapted to the dramatic rather than to the operatic etage, Offenbach'* work was very well enacted by the dramatic company; aad Mile. Naddl, who sang the more dilBcult couplets of the piece, supplied the musical element ao satisfactorily aa to cause the Indulgent audience to overlook the defects exbibitod in the itngleg of one or two of the other arfutei. The burlesque was giren with great hrto, and the hits upon which lis si;c ccss In a measure depends were productive of great mer riment. their desired result. Mealeal. The Rtchings Opera troupe concluded their unprece dented successful engagement at the Olympic theatre yesterday. At the matinee Julius Klrbberg's popular work, the Doctor of Alcantara, was given, and la lha evening the Bohemian Girt A large audience was preesnt, on both oocaalona, particularly at Betfe'a opera, whan, deapito the rata, every seat was filled and standing room only of the most limited kind was to be had. The success of this troupe, la face of the moat formidable obstacles, plainly shows how the public regard English opera, and bow merit receive* it* reward from them despite IU natnred cavillers and former failures m the same Una. We augur like success for the neat season, when the weak points of the company, cberus and orchestra, will be strengthened and a still more strenuous effect ba made to elevate English opera to its proper standard. That Mr. William J. Hill l? a favorite tanorln the me tro polls la aa Indisputed feet, Judged from the large attendance at hi* annual oonoert at Irving Hall I sag. night; and that. too. In fee* of th* rain storm out*1(1 a. He we* assisted by Miss Beebe, an exeeilemt soprano; Miae Nettie Sterling, one of onr most telling coo trait* voloee, II not the moat artistic, and Merer*. Btrtnl, A hells and Wehli, The programme was carefully se lected andwrafllciently diversified,. Tha Mas/lcta tee gang splendidly, and was reoelred with enthusiasm. Mr. Harrison, the well known director or the Monday and popular concerts, gav* a matlnOe at Stelnway Hall yesterday, which was vary well attended. The thre* principal artists of the former Batsman troupe appeared In a very attractive programme, in whtoh were selec tions from De Harriot, Verdi, Gcnrod, Mills, Baaeiul, Houmann and Wrlchton. Mr. Mills' admirable playing, the unequalled rendering of tba anewa and pnwanaa front Verdi, and Carl Roaa s nrtlstlr interpretation of th* vio lin part of the programme were received with applause. Mr. Harrison'? idea in saleottng a night for WaUace, a* operatic night, a Mendelssohn and Moiart night, and aa English ballad night for his Monday popular concerts, la another feature in the present miisioal season The seventh ol the aerie* of promenade concerts with which Grafulla'e Seventh regiment liand has been regal ing the music-loving portion of the community came off laat evening, and, considering Hie exceeding inclemency of the weather, was largely attended. The programme comprised some of the choicest selections of Rossini, Balfe, ftoalsetti and others, which lost none of their merit at the hands of this masterly organlrstlon. The featur* of the concc.. waa the introduction of the new style of Instrument about to ho adopted by the members of lha bond. This Instrument, which Is cf home manufacture, and whlob will compel Monsieur Sax to look to his laurels, is unique In style, nerreei in flntah and wonder fully true In tone, ami as tli* Instrument* for the entire band will be of uniform shape, th* tout wnM* will Pa very fine, while the mnsic will be vasti* Improved RAILROAD ILOCKAK. Oswboo, Fsb. 2, 1M7 The Rome and Oswego Railroad la not yet open. Ota the Oswego end dyra uae rpsJ tr*.e? rominenced ruaang last elahk