Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 22, 1867, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 22, 1867 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAKES tiOKDOX LEK \ETT. EDITOR AND ruorRIETOR. orrtcK n. w. cornkk op pulton and kaesav .sts. JOB PRINTING qf every detrrtfUion, alee Stieotyp inp and KnfrarmJ, neatly and firmi^tg r-cuUl at the tmett ratrx Volume 38 AMU.sEMENTo TUio aCTEKN'OON AND EVENING. BROADWAY THKATRK, Br>t4wa?. uoar Broom* ?ii**!.? Ai audi*. iui Wi.NDtariL Ncaar?Cihdemkixa. NEW YORK THEATRE Hruadwaf, opposite New York HotoL?r G?? a ??KkMU-momhi. Ol.\ MI'IC THEATRE. BrO?dw?jr.-Sr?n.i> or N?w Yohe. DODWOKTH'K HALL, 106 Bra*4waf.~PRm'r'*OK IIirh WIU. I'KKt.i'iM Hi.h Miuaulks?Tup llitu in hi* Aim? Tu? IMI'IIN HaARKT TkICE?I'ROTKH ?ah ERiNCMOO MtMsntKLI M Brit l?ir, onmtltt tn Met Bwt-Im rM<?? i?Mm i- limrAik l?nr< SIMiitMU, DaM1.no AND U| KL> S Jl'l s. - Th r BLACK A'OH* KELLY A I.KON'R MINSTREL*. 7I? Br .art r?r onpo* fcilrtlie New York Hot"! ? In torim s ? a, Dance*. Eccm.n. TRiiiirii?.v Htiki.p-.iji M. Ac.? Tm. I'wo Pcina Donnas?Ci> Dkll-I.COM?MaDAOAECAE B Al.l.KT 'fltOLFt. KIKTII AVENUE OPERA HOH-K. Nns. and I Meet Twenle-fourth street.?Hitierix a CaiiuvN Min-tkela. ? Ethiopia* Mi.NETnEi.nv. Ballads, Bcui.i -ijoma, Ac. ?T-ir Ocean Yacht Race. TONY CASTOR'S OPKttA HOURI'.. ?J1 B-> .arjr Domic VoCAtlN-t Nk ;K<> MtESTItPI T. Rai.'-'T Olvr.ltTIHKN .Nr. Ac ?The New Youa Vou)Sr;.rit.N. Mat.tiee -l S'j o'Ol . k. CI! \RLEY WHITE'S etVJBlN ATION TROUPE. at Jtei-hniiiw' Hull, 472 Kroclw ?I* a VAitirrv or Light am) Liuunmu: K.n'Ertaiv*? i'iiipa ?n rtAM.it, Ac. Pom i\ Boor*. Matinee m i\.<i'i lock. HOOr.EY'SOEKRA II- i SB. HrooUvn.-KT-iioriA* Mis ?TKR1AT ii A I.I.AUS AMD HfRI! ..I l.*.?Tilt BLACK CuoOK CLIN TON IlALL. Antor place.?I)r. IIeuuaiid s Pi.cc. i.iAit I.K-rt'KPs on I'rcruAK riiuans TIL III NY AS TABLEAUX. "nton 'I,". .in-rier of Twenty-third etraat nt Brmidw.ty ? Motin : ?Mntnn:i Ol *,IK I'll. i?'s PltOUHJU.?SltTT MAliRiriC'TT s?vnk<. NEW YORK MUSEUM OP ?N\ro.tY ?: t Pro t,r ?it. Butl AND ItlGMT Al!M I'P l".li|IT? v .. .IN Twins?Wonokun in Natciiai. II:.. ,t.?i? A Mr. Lkcti'kkn Daii.t. Open from ? , '. New York, fri l.ts. IVliriuirf \iJ. 1^07. i? ii 3 j w a. EUilOPE. By the Atlantic cattle, under dale oT ycuarday, we toarn that tin- Hthea; Corpus -'u.-pon-ioD act < to be continued iu Ireland. Juntos Stephens, d is said, was not in tbe i land durir. the outbreak; tint a I/iiidon tele gram says lie was lale'y in Paris. Kn-'iin i will treat Hiieu- caught "in rebellion" :n pirates. Tlie Sultan lias decided lo call a CUn-t'iu roncr-**-- on tbe Ku-dera question. Count Bl murck i< langerousl/ CI riio restoration of the constitution of iMs to Hungary has produced, Austrian re,-oris my. satis ,,ctorv results The ex re hi I American steamer Rappiliftnaock has been sold by the I nited ? tales authorities in Liverpool. j t nnsols closed in London yesierd.iv nt 91 for money Tnlted Slates flvo twenti c lacd . 74 United sines securities were quoted on the frankfort Itmr-e .u 77 ^ and u I'aris at 82V The Liverpool cotton market closed dull, middling uplands being at 14'^d. The steamship Atlemauma, at this port ye?torrtav furnished our Hie- and spout! correspondence with ^ details of our caule despatches to ihe 6th of fe'iruarv The Kngl.-ta reports of the scone at the upenlug or the Bri.tah Parliament, alrr.dv dewribed at considerable dongih in a lis-. lUl ;peolal cable tlegrtitn, gives minute details of the royal pa?aut Ixird Derby, Earl Russell and .Mr. Gladstone, speaking in the Houses of Lords and Conitnnns on the address In reply to the spce li from the throne, made very important remarks on tne subjocls of tbo American war elatms. Canadian ooukderatiou, Ireland and reform. CONGRESS In ibe Senate yesterday a reflation douaiiug the buildings, sheds, he , at Camp Cha-e. Ohio, to the u* ni an i .yliim for disabled soldiurs was passed, aud a Joint resolution to authorize a trial 01 the comparative power of resistance of irou-clad ships and stone lorMUoatinns to the lire of hoary artillery was referred Bills to re ?tore lands r,.unseated hy tho rebel authorities, author ising the Lighthouse Board 10 make uaucs in tlie loca tion of lights upon tbe Southern coast, and en* hi I hing mail communication between San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands, were reported from committees The bill declaring the bridge across the Mississippi at Clinton, Iowa, a post route was passed. The Indian Bureau bill j wo* taken up. the question l?.ng on the Unit-* amend moot transferring tbs Indian Bureau to the Vt'ar Depart ment Debate upon :t was continuod through the even ing session, and pending ils considers)ion the Senate ?djourned lu the House Mr. Hooper, from the Committee on Ways and Me.ns, reported a bill to providi for tlie pay moni of the compound interest notes aud for the con traction of the rur.ency, which he said was in conform ity with instruction* given some tune ago m a resolu tion o(Torod by Mr Gnnnell. The bill of Mr Hooper was amended by Mr. Stevens, who offered a substitute for It, aud tbe vote being taken upon it it was lust, tbe vote being reconsidered end the bill further amended, it was dually a;rted to by 95 yea* to 65 nave. The bill as (wsovd consists of bm 011* section, which directs the Secretary of the Tr saury to redeem compound 1merest notes with tbe accrued interest, and to issue therefor legal tender note*, without interval, not eeeo ding SlOO.Otw.OOO |n the evening session ?everal executive documents were presented. A joint resolution directing a survey for a bridgo over the i'oto tnoc. at Washington, was pawed. Discussion ensued on ibe proposition to remove the Naval Academy from Annapolis aud wuils it was going on the morning hoar expired t he Tax bill was then considered in Committee of ttie Whole, a long list of articles was exempted .'rom Ut. and at eleven o'clock llio House adjourned THE CITY. When Utc Hoard of Aldermen mef yesterday it was dlarorerod that -niBf vile m's ream had secretly mut. latcd tbe portraits ol John Jay ac I Alexander Hamilton. by eUUing I hem with a kulfe. sin e the last roeetiug of the iioaid. A resolution calling upon th Mayor lootlcr a reward of $500 for the apprchcnoon of the guilty partv was promptly oflen d hy Aldermen Meiimnl*. hot for -iom? reason it was laid over. The Board of Councilman met yesterday, and referred to a Special ommates resolutions proposing to rescind the previous action ut the Common Council in granting the lower end or the Part for tbo ereciion of a new Post fWtlee. .md a portion of the Batterv for the proposed near barge office. An impor'uat meeting of the Board of Kxcis- took place ye-ueiday. at which several trials 01 alleged viola tion of the Excimj law took place and several Ilconsos were revoked. Tha whole number of chargo* brought up was sixtr. the Board of Health met yesterday and received the report of the 8uperlalend?n'. A memorial declaring that foil and unrr tricted antiiortty should he vested In tbe Com mission an of Quarantine to allow Ifaem to obtain m site for quarantine purixxes, by m? power of sminant domain If It cannot be secured bv purchase, w?. adopted and will be forwarded to the Legislature. The National Convention of Ftre tnsurance I nOor wniers. after a seaalon of two days, adjourned ?w ,/,> yesterday. A number of radical rtmoges in the present avstotn of fire Insurance was resolved on. Tbe greater part of tbe session was necupied tn .Psen.Mng the question of taking risks only to the smrmnt of tore ".fourth* tha valua of the properly taMirad. Ofllcors for tha ensuing year were elected. Mr James Mclean, of the Ottisena' Flra Insumn ? Company, of this city, being reelected to the pr?si<im,Cy' Tlie Legislative Committee on I nan ranee met at tne Me ?r qxdttan Hotel yesterday to continue their investiga ?ions into the cause of fires in this city. The lestitnoay ot * vers 1 gentlemen connected with Insurance com parties .and the Fire Department was taken, and the couatniLee adiottrned until this morning The our hundred and thirty-Ofth anniversary of Wasb in 'on's birthdav *|H be celebrated with the firing of ?slitier it noon, the ringing of national airs on tha Trtn ll.v chimes and In the evening the nstml pyrotechnic displays at the var^us parks. The government offices wi'l hi- i.i,?"d. sil l, not withstand ng the di-agreesbls Weil iter e id Mr foot, t wow three regiments will parade. Tie c*erri?e? nnd popular amusem 'nts will be goners,'. tie pupi 01' f ouprr Institute held thetr an n , -t , , 1 ? ie itrga hall of thst building last Tho testimony in (ha c.i?v of He I'uy aga ??-??(? Hurford, which has occupied the attention ol lbs Supr -mo Court, Circuit, for (he paat three tiara, au<l in which plaintiff sues for Ilb'l, claiming da: nag at in (he sum of $10,030, was r one" id oil yesterday A seni^J verlict is In be re ? turooil this morning. A ami was brought yesterday in the Superior fault by Magdalcna Pregg against John Kan-tier to recover $5,000 damages for an alleged breach of promise to marry, with a claim of an aggravation of damage* for seduction. Verdict of $1,000 for plaintiff. A ca->e of i onsiderabl" interest to wool importers waa decided in the Cnltcd States Circuit Court yesterday, be fore Judge Smaller. The sail war brought to recover $10,000 excels of duty oo an Importation of wool from Buenos Ay roe The purchase price wai leas than twelve cents, which made it Habit to three coots e pound duty The appraisers, by some computation of the exchange value of money io the two countries, added to the in voice price, melting it over twelve cents, and imposing accordiuglv a tax or six cents on the pound. It was to recover the oxoeea the action waa brought. Verdict for the plaintiff. Judge Russel disposed of n large nmuter of eases yesterday in thn General Sessions. William Carroll, convicted of burglary, waa sent to the State Prison Tor twelve years. Herman Wagner, Louts Koaenbaum and August Klein, gnilty of oxtensive larcenies, were each sentenced to the State Prison for five years. The Eighth precinct police yesterday made two (te s'-ent*?one upon Ibe alleged tceno bank at iAfnyett* Ilall, tfo 579 Broadway; tic other upon the faro bank ill No. 16 West Houston street. A tiumliei' of arrests were made. Tho steamship South America, Captain Tiuklepaugh, of tho L'uited Hates anu Rraxil Mail Steamship Cora pauy'a line, will -uui rrom pier No. 43 North river at three o'clock P. M. to-day for Rto Janeiro, touching at St. Thomas, Pari, Peru&mbucw aud itahta. The mails vvMI clo.ro at the Port Office at half-pant one o'clock 1*. M. Tho stock market was tlrm yesterday. t.old was strong utid closed at 139',. MISCELLAIIEOas. Our South America.) cirr-;spouiloo':a it ,lnt,-j Km l.? uoiro, Junuary A A disturbance tuel occurred anions the fu'ttvi State< emigrants, n imrlv <>r .\ortbernorx .ii lacking and aUemjiliti* t.? burn , ?;m ?ml! Dclonging Co the Sontbornws. Three thousand Indians .ire report?d to n m o risen ,od de-iroyed several *. tllemro's near Vlua/onav iillinj .iiaoy of Clio ,u!ii?l)itaiila The rev >!.?. lion in Mrudota still com IIII ICS ? Ouenl As'jutli, '.'nitod "Male:- Mm s Cl io itnou.m Ayr ? , It id oft-red It"'? too l?aliou in 'be Argentine urnf-d-riiion. In Hu-rins Ayrni the value nf t najiur ilollur has been lixed 41 one-twenty (Mill ill 1 u.ilu dollar, nl ?im Provincial Itsak tin bacn dim letl to ?xelunge it that rale. !)r Keilojjp. sitrgoor. of iho 1 uiiej .states licet at itio Janeiro, loll dead 10 the Mreo.e of Montcv doo on Hie 7tli nil Tiiere was nodiing of importance from the <tsat of wur in Paraguay Pre partitions worn being made in tlo a'liod canto Ui bom bard the Paraguayan rortincalioiis. On the othor hand. I.onc/. wns com cutrutiug frooj.s ul Uumaita. .11 .niictpa lion o( tho as lault. inn on the ;d ol l>e..<mi.e< had opened s flm all around his line, keeping ,, ?nt.l the J6tli or Hit! sumo month, when a 0a? oi irico wa* aaaounced. proliuhly covering ? com-nunicubn irom Mr Washburn#, the Aur-noao U.noler, Ou the lath or January Cnrupaltv was Imniiianied and cunsi ler able damage cat committed. Several dieastrooe opto sions had oocurrod in the Paraguayan camp, one cf them, it is said, killing a huudrnd men. The rumor ,[ a revolt among Lopez's soldiers proves m be 11 ufounded. Urn/d continues to forward recruits. Two tlionsaud noedle guns had boou .Bstied to part of tru, ftra/itlati army. 7neallied army iiumhorM thirty n.e lliousand nten. Our Mexican letters are dated at Mexico cty. February 6, and Vera Crttz, tebruary 111. On tlie evacuation of lite capital 5y the hrench Martinez declared martrU law. Iho t u !t>d State., Consul Imjuirod of lion if zone of the provisions 01 his proclamation, which wore mure than usually strict, applied to American citizens, but received no answer. No liberals were vet m sight. The hr-l of the French transports had smved from llrcsi. Bazaine had issued a proclamation taking * very alectiouste leave of the Mexicaus in Mexico city. Clorona, com maudiug in lUe State ot Jalisco, had given notice to all who took part with the imperialists to leavo in Ove days. The Mexi 'an Minister at Washington has received official couOruution of tho defeat of Kiramon. Tue report ?r the capture of Juarez is said lo be onlv a wild rumor i"?ur (lies from Japan are dated at Vokohatua on (he 15th of December. The papers contain Interesting reports of the situation?political, commercial and Bonn ets!. Trade wss recovering from tlie effect* of the great Ore. A large number of troops having been freed from WHr service In the south the rice trade was considerably disturbed by their return to their homes end ordinary occupations The value of the Mexican s lv.u dollar ties been ad 1 listed on a fixed basts The Klngsien, Jamaica, Jou-nnl of the Vtli of Feb ruary says:?Among the passengers by the steamship San Francisco we notice tho name of Captain Bedford Ptro, R S., tho projector of tho International Atlaotir and Pacific Junction Railway across Nicaragua; John Collinaon, Esq., C. E , accompanies Captain Pim for the purpose or surveying the land and marking the line of the intended railway. So soon as this ia completed operations will commence. Our files from the West ludies contain inloreu.'ng and rather Important Intelligence from the Muglish, French and Dutch possessions, dated in the different islands down to the 8th of February, which wo publish to day. The Rev. Olympic Brown and Iteasie Bisbee delivered lectures at Poughkeepsie last night on the right or wonteu to antlrage. A Women's Rights Convention as sembled in the court room at Newhurg n the afternoon, at which Mrs. Hunan B. Anthony, Muts l-oiiim Jacobs aud Parker Pith bury presided. The I Itimntnm ot ( oiiarrea ProgrrM ?l the (treat Revolution. Senator Keverdy Johnson's support at the eleventh hour of the Reconstruction hill of Congress in a remarkable incident and a very encouraging fact. Every principle of this bill, fiom first to last, Senator Johnsou has actively resisted. He has been a leadline advocate of the PresidentV views and measures ol Southern restoration, and from his great reputation as a eonstHution.il lawyer and as a Southern con servative this Maryland Senator stands de served!y high in the President's confidence. When, therefore, on the decisive test in the Senate upon this radical Southern Herons'mo tion bill we find this protnin >nt leader ot the opposition coming over to the republican side, we may say not only that it ia .? very remark | able, but a very significant inci.l -nt. His rea i sons lor this step nre certainly very suggestive, i U" said that if "he could have hia wish be would immediately receive the Southern re presentatives (elected under the President'* policy) into thi? chamberbut that an mat tec now stand he felt hound to "acquiesce with the majority in anything that held out a hope, however faint, of accomplishing that object;" that "he would vote for tho bill be cause be saw in it a mode of rescuing the conn try from the perils that now threaten it. and not because he approved it in any particular." This good example or Senator Johnson, let us hope, foreshadows the course ot President Johnson. The Senator sees that further resist ance is useless, 'hat the contest Isdpcidcd. that Congress has the case absolutely in its hands snd is prepared to remove oven the President, shonld he persist in blocking its path. He also sees that i^ou'liem intractable* have put a check upon Northern concessions, and that since the defiant and contemptuous rejection by nil the excluded States ol the pending con stitutional amendment harsher terms may be exaet??d hy Congress with the full approval of the North. It is the ancient Roman tradition of the Sibylline leaves over again. The old woman tame fimt with her nine hooks of the Roman desiinics to Tarquin the Second and offered tbem for three hundred pieces of gold. He denied her. whereupon she burnt three of the books and still asked her tall price for the remaining six, and next for the remaining throe, when her foil orice was nail, -Soaa'-or Johnson se?s this, and ??, too, that the best thing for the administration and the South is to accept this bill, and under its provisions get the excluded States hack into Congress as soon as possible, it would be a master stroke of patriotism and policy on the part of President Johnson to tuke the hint from Senator John son and fall in with the resistless current of "manifest destiny" upon thia Southern ques tion; for he may thus place himself right before Congress and the country and still make his administration a great success upon the all important money question. Louis Napoleon's abandonment of his grand Mexican idea points out the way of wisdom to President Johnson. The imperial Mexican programme was a far more dazzling game in the outset than Mr. Johnson's Southern policy in its best days; and in finally giving up bis projected American balance of naval and commercial power Napoleon has made a much greater sacrifice of pride and ambition to the law of necessity than is required of Mr. John son. It is only the going of Mahomet to the mountain on finding that the mountain will not come to Mahomet. We would also Impress these facts upon the ruling minds of the Soul hern States?that they no longer live in the age before the flood, wboin men existed over nine hundred years, but that there has been a deluge and a great revolution froiq the old order of ibings, that the heresy of Stato sovereignty is defunct, and that with slavery all civil and political disabilities on account of raco or color, "excepting Indian? uot taxed," have been or must be wiped out. Wo would also advise the responsible loading men of the dominant white race of the South that while, as they stand, they are powerless to help themselves ??.- obtain help from abroad, the door opened by Congress will usher them into a new era oi prosp city, wealth and power. Ii is curious (0 note h >w the accidents of the wui md the bin iders of opposing politicians have assisted in the work of this great political revolution. A dece ive defeat of the rebels at the firs Hull run might have saved Southern slavery ia the collapse ol the ,1 (f Davis con ted -racy. Had M 'Clcllao succeeded at Rich mond (her * would most ilk ly have b'-en no emancipation proclamation from President Lincoln. Ila.l Andrew Johnson, wh n called io tnke his place, coave.n <1 Congress for the legislative work ol Southern reconstruction instead of undertaking it hims.-It, tbe Steles C mceriie i would doubtless have been rccor ? 1 upon i half-way compromise on n *gru suffrage. Had those States followed th example of Ten n"SH ? they would be now in Congress on th1 a 'in ? terms. IIad the democrats in the House voted tor this last bill as it came from the Senate they would have secured to the loading rebels the privilege now denied litem, of as sisting in rebuilding th'nr respective States. As our tail tiros in the war in dei'mc of slavery brought about the extirpation ol slavery, so all our failures in" half-way plans of restoration have workod out a full and d icistve settle ment an the basis ol civil and political equality. AH these facts should in. iin ; ^'reside/it Johnson to follow the example of Senator Jobuson, especially as any further resistance to Congress will be utterly futile and exceed ingly dangerous to the Executive. The sooner he recognizes the necessities of the case the better it will be lor himself, his administration, the South, the North, the Treasury and the general interests ol the (Jnion. Kamorril ( hnngr*. Treading u|?on (he heel- of the story that the Cabinet appointment of Postmaster (funeral had been tendered to Horace Greeley comes the rumor that the venerable Blair?the father of all the other Blair*?has started on a pilgrim age to Boa*on to offer the portfolio of Secretary of Stale to Governor Andrew, of Massachusetts. Whether these report* are baseless or well founded they certainly foreshadow a v *ry plausible policy. President Johnson has tried the Seward conservative nostrum and has tound it wholly inefficacious in his case. Its only effect has been to fasten upon him in every State a set of officeholder* without character or influence. He ha* been pertinaciously urged by the hungry copperheads to change his tac tics and bestow the spoils upon them; hul their exhibition of weakness io the late elections saved him from so fatal a blunder. The current rumors would imply that he ha* resolved to cast both these deadweights from nix shoul ders and to reconstruct his cabinet and hi* policy upon the basis of universal suffrage and general amnesty, of which doctrines Horace Greeley and Governor Andrew ir<* the leading representatives. It is easy to understand how effectually such a masterly stroke of policy would embarrass the Beu Butler ami Thad Stevens radicals in the tie*I Congress and bow materially it would aid the President in ward ing off the threatened blow ?t impeaehmemU Till ?|?arsnitne There 'pp-us *o he cmsidembi<? anxiety among the Maiden's of tbat part ot Long Island embraced within the limit* ot Fo^t Hamilton, Bath and Coney island?alt favorite summer residences and watering places?lest a quarantine station should be established on Coney Island. A bill to this effect is now before the Legislature, and the Brooklyn Board of Aldermen have passed a resolution urging the member* from Kings county to oppose its passage. It must be evident to every one that any place on Long Island, which is, in tact, a part of the city of New York, would bo a most undesirable locality for a quarantine ground. The difficulties which the State of New Jersey has placed in the way of establishing a quaran tine station at Sandy Hook and the objection of the residents of Htaten Island to havo hospitals for patients suffering from infectious diseases located in their midst, have produced serioua embarrassment on this question of quarantine. But the matter must be settled speedily in some way. In a few months tho time will arrive when our quarantine system must be In operation, and we cannot afford to wait for the decision of mere abstract questions. If we cannot obtain a quarantine station on Long Island or Btalon Island or Ssndy Hook, then let us see what we can do in constructing it on some isolated point, such as the West Bank Shoals. If the Legislature were to decide upon this plan tt is not improbable that Con gress would lend a helping hand to further the measure. Taking time by the forelock, though an old adage, ha* seldom failed, tt will not do to wait until contagious diseases are brought into onr midst to put our quaran tine machinery in order Now Is the time to look aftoi The R>M I'pon City Proncrtv?A nitcli la the New PmI OfBi-e Job. Then1 appears to be some hitch in the new Cost Offic job which Mayor Hoffman has bad under his especial charge since the last State election. The proposition to sell a portion of the City Hall Park for one-sixth of its value, and to choke up with buildings one of the few breathing places of the city, has met with a popular opposition not anticipated by the originators of the scheme. In the Board of Councilmen yesterday Mr. Gilmore presented a resolution to rescind the resolution adopted by that body in December last, eeding to the United States the lower end of the Park as a Poet Office site for the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, for the reason, as set forth in the preamble, that this amount is not equal to one-fifth of the value of the property, and that the proposed location, from the noise, bus tle and confusion, and from the danger of the crossings, would be inconvenient and unsafe for the public. Certain of the Councilmen offered a strong but lutile opposition to the resolution, motion after mo tion to get rid of it being hurriedly made and lost, and it was referred to a special committee, consisting of Councilmen Gilmore, Lamb and Hart. II is to be hoped that the Board of Council men will adopt the resolution, when it is re

ported back favorably by tbe committee, with out any unnecessary delay. Tbe job should be nipped in the bud, and it can be done in this manner without the trouble and expense of legal proceedings. The proposed site Is found lo be undesirable in evory respect, inde pendent of (lie unauthorised and outrageous attempt to dispose of property set apart for thr health..and recreation of the public and pledged fbr'-ita; fcity debt, at one-sixth of its actual value. The architects find that no fitting building can be erected there without setting it back further than the site extends. Every perpon oi common sense perceives that wiih the crowd of stages, cars, coaches, trucks and other vehicles constantly passing the lower end of the Park on both sides, a Port Office bnllt nearly even with the street would bo inconvenient, and at the busiest times of the day almost inaccessible. The Board of Councilmen cannot do a more popu lar or a more proper act than to rescind the resolution agreeing to the sale of the site. Tin- I'o : Office Department should set about finding some other location for the new Post Office at occe. Whatever expense they may incur for plan for the Park site will be thrown away. The Astor House or St. Paul's chapel would be convenient of approach, afford ample room for a fine b i bbng, wi'l; in inner court yard for ttio mail carts. ?.n?l meet with yen ml approval. Stewart's building on the corner of Chambers Hired bar also been sjiokeu at, and either of the e would make i more desirable' location than the I'arkj even if all (be diffljul ties in the way ot I ho lata of to.- property could be removed. 'Phe Sirnifiboot RKplttt>?>? on Ilic NliMiwIppl. We published yestdHjhiy the pain'ul news of tbe explosion of tbe steamboat David White on -the Mississippi river, by whiob thirty per sons were Jcoowa to be killed and sixty-five in all were missing. Sloamboat explosions on I he Mississippi or on our other great rivers have been too frequent at all times. There has always been too little attention p.?id to tbe con dition cf the boilers and machinery and too much reek I?? ness of human life, especially on the Western waters. Life b is been bold very cheap iliere. But there must be greater dan ger now of *ucb fearful accidents. A great many of the steamboats, particularly on tbe Mississippi, must have got greatly out ol re pair during the war. A good many of these probably have been put into use again or kept in use when totally unsafe. We want a strin gent inspection law, with heavy penalties for v totaling it. It should - be known that every steamboat is perfectly safe, in boilers, ma chinery and hull, before it is permitted to leave port. UnL-.-s something be done to prev.-nt such catastrophes as that of the David White we shall hear of many more among the old wornout stcaintoats plying on the Western rivers. We call upon Congress to look into the matter and give us a proper inspection law. TurUr* anil l-reroe?Threatened Collision. Our cable d< spatcheg of yesterday warrant the inference that hostilities by Ibis time muy actually have broken out between Turkey and Gr ioce. The Panhellenion. a Greek ship, has, for some lime past, in s variety of ways, been rendering very effective assistance to the rebel Candiotos. The Turkish government has hitherto been pleased to wink st the matter. It appears, however, that the doings of the P.inheilenion are no ionger to be tolerated. A Turkish aian-of-wat has been sent out in pur suit of her. The capture of the Panhellenion does not necessarily imply that war shall be the result. It is extremely difficult, however, to conceive of a collision of tbo two ships apart from ihe actual commencement of war between the two Powers. If Turkey and Greece do go to war we may safely say that we have witnessed tbe beginning of what may provo to be the end of tbe Eastern question. We shall see. A Goon Financial Movrmrnt.?In the Honse of Representatives yesterday Mr. Hooper, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported tbe pet measure of the national banks?to fund the compound interest notes into three and two-thirds interest bearing certificates, and allowing the latter evidences of indebtedness to be used by the banks as their legal reserve. The bill was defeated by a vote of eighty-four against to seventy-five in (hvor. An amend ment, which was substantially a new bill, offered by Mr. Randall, to redeem the com pound Interest notes by an issue of one hun dred millions of legal tenders or greenbacks, was subsequently carried by ninety-five yeas to sixty-fite nays. The vote recorded above affords conclusive evidence that the national banks do not wield the power over Congress that many supposed they possessed, and it is to be hoped that tbe Senate will display the same independent spirit that tbe House has manifested by endorsing a measure which Is so closely allied to tbe prosperity of tbe country. Pwwifrot or the Tariff Bill Brino Dn vsatsp.?We learn trom Washington that the fHends of the Tariff hill despair of it becom ing a law this Congress. Wo are so near the end of the session, and there are so many con flicting and rival Interests at work upon tbe UfiC Hjgt it is hardly possible to g?t the bill through. Should the high tariff men h? kble to pus it, however, it is to be hoped the Presi dent will voto it. It is in reality a ''bill of abominutiotw," as it ban been properly charac terized. He could do no more popular or better thing. But it is not probable be will have the opportunity of using the veto; for the bill is not likely to pass. We congratulate our heavily taxed people on the prospect of this monstrous measure being defeated. first lid Pirt Inanraart Conipitatea. The statements of the tire insurance com panies in relation to tbe ruinous losses sustained during tbe laat two years are enough to startle the community. While tbe reckless and im provident manner in which the business bus been conducted may account for the unsouud condition of some companies, and while in our own. city the incompetency and inefficiency of the Fire Department have a great deal to do with the increased destruction of property, there are also faults on the part of tbe owners of buildings which should receive the serious attention of the public. The fact is, we are In tbe habit, as a people, of putting up stores and dwellings in a hurry and in an unsubstantial manner, and of usiug materials iu their con struction which should, in tins advanced age, be entirely discarded, especially in a crowded city. Many of our large stores and warehouses are of such a description that, once on fin", there is no hope of saving them. We might as well allow the erection of wooden buildings iu the city as of such as are all the while going up on many of our principal streets. If our property owners would use stone and iron in their work they would find the increased cost* umply made up by additional security and diminished rates of insurance. II all the large builditigs in the ci'y were constructed after the model of the now I1kbai.d building we might b:d defiance to the flames,bead off any increase of rates by the tottering insurance companies, and endure the present holiday fire department without grumbling. THE STORM. The pro-out seems peculiarly a n<a^on o" *urpn*p-i m tho weather way, crery imaginable degree or tempera ture being successively tried ou the good humor of cur citizens by the jocular clerk of the weather, who la, it soems, amusing himself most complotolv with the suffer ings and worriment inflicted on the wretched mortals subjected to hid pranks. All sorts of promises of early spring have been held out to our deluded s-itses We liavo iieen fannod by gentle southern breezes, lialf suilrsated by sultry wwither sod lukewarm fogs) end finally, when lulled into the confident belief that the liackbone or Old Winter bus been effectually broken, iwrtkn one fine morning to find life fceuu winds of mid winter and die most furious snow storm of the year pro v utiiig Tlits over, howsver, the in li 'ations of a thaw woro immediate And many, and our ' ifisuri's b-v;au to pinpare lor a ram storm and the us itl accumpair.tucnts of sln.-.li arot uiud, wuen. to their lionor, thorn broke on tiieir beads yostonlay morn.ug a soar ebwui ol* grssier depth and longer continuance i huti any we ha/* yet been afflicted with during this winter: The alorm did not attain Its full vioh'ltc ? until sbortiy after I'fK-n. and therefore Iho trips of Ute cam. with their loadi of merchants, clerks and mechanics on their way to their busuiess places, were uot delayed. During t(ie afternoon, however, the snow fell in great quantity, nuJ the storm so persistently maintained lis violence as to seriously obstruct all the hues of travel, and on eoveral routes passage to sod fro wee rendered iin|K??|Me. Tho east sole boos kept their Iw*r aa clear as large gangs of men. uidod by snow ploughs, could, hut the trips \vero made irtogularly and with difficulty. 1 he storm maintained its fury far into the night, and rendered oven the passage of pedestrians on their home, ward way a matter of difficulty only equalled by the taboiions trips ot the street car* and oilier vehicles, which rolled along with the utmost dittlnuUv, not Willi s an hug the doubling of tenuu and tho frequeni culto on Ibo paseengmu to aaaist in pulling mem out of some slouch or up a heavy grade. Hie Indications of last evening were that r?ln and a I thaw would .-pe -dilv follow the snow; bill tno weather lias been so variable and imeriain ol late mat nothing I can be predicted will, any degree o( ooruinty, hows or | plain may lie the facta tending to euro conclusion*. Thr Ntnrin in llrookfvn. Tlie continuance w the atom* yo.iterdsy coiiiptetsly blockod Intel on the Country roads leading to the Kast em District, arid in the absence of 1 nurs country milk.'* bonsowlvea had to resort to the "swill" article eo bounti fully supplied by the monster establishments in the Fourteenth ward. Persons residing in the Queens county towns and dmug hu-?nos>? in New York generally re mained at homo, fearlnr lo trust tht-oisclvej to ihe un certainties of a trip un the l.ong Island railroad, remem bering their blllter experience in the lad great storm. On the different city lines ol laiiroad very few trips wera made, an I these with great difficulty. On the flr??npoint and Myrtle avenue route double teams were put on, and frequent trips were made during the day. On aome of the smaller roads n? cars were run. and the greatest hardship was experienced bv the bevelling public Kven ? lie lerry boats experienced considerab e difflmilly in making their way through the blinding, drifting mow. Thr Hi arm in WrstchsMrr. The eitccte ot' the storm were severely fell tbruughout Weaxhester county vesierdnv The snow fell to the dppth of twenty-four Inches in several localities. Towards evening the road* weru in such a condition aa to materially iaterrnpl ordinary traffic. On the Fordbani horse car railroad coininunicat.on was almost suspended duung the altcrnouu snd evening When lri|v> were attempted '( *?= found next to impossiiiie to keep ihe cars on ihe track. Although a strung northeast uinJ accomjwniod by a blinding I til of mow, | we. sued uoni an early hour -u ihe forenoon sleigbnding was nevarlha lesn largely indulged mi. Tlie W rat her klnrnhrrr. I* >?T' Am, i oh 21.? bind north to northeast: letzy and very cnlm and plensnnl; thermometer Id dev. Hosroa. 1eh j|.?Wind north to northeaM; cloudy, only aoout two nche* t?rsnow fell hern yesterday , tller ni"ni"ier 21 d"g. Woirrmg, Feb. 31?Wind northeast, snowing; only ahoui one inch Tell vesierdnv; thermometer 2* dug. Si'Ri:;t.nrt.i>, Feb 21.?Wind east; aoowing hard; ahoul two luehwi of -now on the ground. thermometer 2b deg H*KTe.-ai?, Fro. gj.?Wind uortli. Knowing; eold; thermometer 26 deg. Pmt.Ainti.rniA, Feb. 21.?Wind north; snowing; 'her momct'-r ?1 deg. Daitisow, Feb. 21. - A rain aud snowstorm has pre vailed aiti-rn nelv for the last thirty-six hours, snow fulling rapidly thia noon. Wahuixotiir, Feh. 21.?Wind northeast; warm ram. gPCECH-LOADIWG SMALL MVS. The board ,ippolnle>l by the Main to tost and examine hreecli-loadiug small arms with * view of selecting one that in strength, durability and rapidity and accuracy ot Ore shall meet the r-quircnym* of ihe Slate troops, assembled again yesterday at the state Arsenal. Gen erals Ward and Palmer, and Colonels Baker and Hurt, member* of the Hoard, wore ail present. The remain ing guns were tested. The Poutiney musket fired thir teen rounda In fifty-seven seconds, four entering the target and nine striking the paper outs de the ring. Sixty grains of powder wea used. in penetration two trials were given, the first time tho ball being im pelled entirely through the fifteen otie-meh planks, end attll striking iho Iron slab beyond with considerable momentum. In the second trial the bail enterod tho thirteenth plank. As a test of strength ninety-nine bolls were expelled la seven minutes and twelve seconds, without aflecting the efficiency of the gnn. The sand teat was applied and aatiefnctorlly borne each time The gun wae fired by A. 0. Sinclair from the shoulder, in stead of ou the rest. The Joslyn swinging breech gun expelled eight bells In one minute, all entering the target; fired ninety ntno cartridges in eigbl minutes and thirty seconds, end impelled a hall into the eleventh plank. The eaed test was satisfactorily borne Tho J only n oap gnn fired ten rounds in one mleute, ninety nine rounds in seven minutes and forty-five aeennda, and impelled a ball tbrougb the eleventh hoard. The sand teat wee borne tolerably well. The double bell wae tired by each of the above gone aatisfartortly. The Board will meet again this morning, when inventor* will dissect distribute and reMMtnble Ihe various parts of Uie breech piece ol eaoh gum, giving a fell explanation of each All the guaa will be toated by the Board finally, having them handled by inexperienced persons The laoor* of the Board are now closed, >nd it will adjourn tim- <tw to day or te morrow. WTHMT Themes K. Chandler, Halted Ntale* Now. The Hi Thomas papers announce the death on the fith instant of Thomas R. Chandler, Acting Paused Assistant Burgeon of the Doited Htales Navy, on duty with tba steamer Penobscot. The deceased was ? native of New York, end wee appointed to the position he occupied nt the time of hie doetb on the fith of Jitee, I tea, end waa assigned to duty with the PeeoMoot His death waa caused frees yellow fever, whion -Heeaae bag mm Mara. iMt at ft Tbomaa for eeywrmi w?eks o$0 " ^ CITY nf? JKLL10SICS. OdKPnioLLn'B Own*.?Com, n*ro"?' Connelly has m uwed the followtBt n""^** ^ Wm UlM Cbtrles W. lawreuce, Hemagi Auditor of Collector uf City Revenue W llliam A-. n / K Mw. Areounu id the City Department, MartK eenger in the CUy Revenue Department. s ^ Sr. Par air*'a Cathsdkau?Yesterday tha * contracts Tor the altar, galleries and organ of . t. v Cathedral were let to Mr. J. O'Connor now on and the slating will be commenced forthwith. Tms Pcbuc IssTircnos*?The number of inmstew^n the public institnlions of the city at present is 7,301. TUT number admitted during (he month of while the number discharged, unneferred to other man tutiona or who died was 7,040. Unit* or ths rnwsTTanu* CnunoHna ?The committee appointed in May last by the general assemblies of the new and old schools of the Presbyterian Church held (heir lint joint meeting yesterday at noon in Unireralty Place church. The commltteee ham been 'nMructed te rounder the question of reuniting the two branches o< the Presbyterian Church in this country, and as the jwtnu/of difference ere comparatively moie to uuestion of discipline than to matters of faith, bXmi probable that they will determine upon co ld^ with each other. It is expected that a declaim will be reichnl by the end of the week.. Twkstikth Wauii Cesmka* Sohuoi?The annual en tertainment ol the "Boys Oram mar School" in Twenty, e ghth street, commemorative of the birthday or Wash ingUiu, took place yesterday, the exercises commencing at ten A. M., and consisting of recitations, singing, ad dresses. Ac. Inspector W C. I.inngetoe, M. D . pre sided at the opening of tb- ooterta.nment. hut was com pelled to leave bofore IU close by reason^ P?'?T duties. A letter was rea l train Mayor Hoffman regf tine his Inability to be precnt. Addresses were deliv ered by tlie Del. Dr. Osgood, hr Wil'iatas ^d tSm*^ Andcr-on who was uiost enthusiabtically ^ < Among the ox-nslses of the V!*"* credit to their instructors, the "Musical Irymuairtl'-*. consisting of the usual muscular truuiP"f?r?'f** coucurl ami by mutual tiuie, received the , hw probation ol all. as conducive to ?vvracietnr.Upb^oaf dewiopuient and the acqutrcmeut ol grace and ease o* carriace A largo numlxT of the friends of the pupils testified by their pr -sence their intercut in the opera tions of the school. MuuTieu or tii* Cuildkkn'h Aid .-Sociterv.? At the an nual tncoung of tho "Children's Aid Society," held yee lorday afternoon at the Metropolitan Bank, live trustees were elected to till vacancies in the Board, wh.oh subse quently elected ae its President ami Treasurer for the ensuing year Messrs. W. A. Booth and J. K. Williams Prom th ? Treasurer's report it appears that during the past year tho receipts o!' the society?Including laid year's balance ($2.206)?have been $91,409. H? e*^ pond.turns have amounted to $92,408. It has seventeen different institutions, and sent toisitnationsiln tho West and elsewhere l,0f?4 person*. I nder "? P* irouage are ihlrtoen industrial schools, whore 4 000 childron liavo U-en cared for; a nowsboy* house, giving shelter to 136 uigl.tly; a girls' lodging house which lias provided 15,843 lodging* 49 148 meals, and secured sttust'Ons lor At* ciris; a boys' lodging house, in whtoh ?? different bovs have been (yrtibhed with fl.OStf and 7.472 meals; a rerugo for the homeless, whore 841 little wanderers nave received lodging 15,399 times, and 48 511 meals have been provided. An imiiorutnt point In'lho mauagetnonl of this charily Is that it encourages 11* beneficiaries to help themselves, requiring a small rao for lodgings and rr.oala when It can possibly bo paid, in Homo of tho iustitutions under its care a large proportion of those admitted meet in this way the expenses or their food or lodging. The work of the association is great, but the tield Is immeuse and admits of a largely extended scale of operat.ons. St Krihow XnviaJt's Comam*.?lost evening the eem.-annual literary exorcises of the St. Frauds Kavfer datiating nocioty were held la ttie hall of St. Francis Xsvier's College, before a very large audience, princi pally oompoeod of the friends of the students and tbn pa.ion? of the college. On ihe platrorm wore tho Moat Kev. I>r. McCloakoy and many of the clergy of the aroh aio.-o.se of New York. Tho opening address?whtch wan a wry effective nieoe of composition?was delivered bp A W. Shiinnon," and elicit <d the marked opplsuse of the audience. Tbw wee followod by a dlaeoume bf Mr. H. J. Zimmer, on poetical literature Mr. &?"?<* displayed coosldembis research in his treatment of this topic, nod hie eqeny showed that he was not wanting to considerable appreciation of tho Interesting subject which he undertook to handle. Mr. P. McNamar*, who addressed the audieuce on the subject of "Mob Oratory, was frequently applauded. He made some I minted allu sions to the political orators of New York, wWch *>??? ratelv described some phases or our oxlstlng poliHMB kyhIoqik as to drew down the vocfforoua applause w thw audience. Mr. H. P. Reilly spoke on philosophical literature, and Mr. W. H. Crain on political literature lu the course of the exercises there wa? good muaio by the students, under the direction of Mr A. D.-saana. When the exercises had concluded, the Most Rev. i-r. McCioskoy addressed tho students in a neat speech, highly complimenting thetn upou their efficiency. After tlio discourse of the Archbishop had closeo a number oT guoeta woro invited to partako of tha hospitality of tno Jmooi falburn in tho refectory. Tbk 1-tivtiiktw Dish*a. ? 1 JWt evening, at the Maisow Dorse, the member* of tho Typotbetm Bocioty of this city assembled to enjoy their fourth annual dinner and mingle in the usual social cheer which character!Ben these anniversary occasions. C. A. Alvord presided. At eight o'clock the members and others repaired to Um (lining halt, where, preparatory to more enlivening enjuy menlR, a prayer wxa offered by Rev. I>r. Clark. Among tm< invited gueeis prevent were eight delegated or thn New I In gland Franklin Club or Boston. The Committee of Arrangements was composed of C. A. Alvord, J. W. Oliver, It. Uarmar Hmlih nod Then. U Devlnne. The elegant repast appreciated m all ita muliilarious edibles, the regular toasts of the evening became a troitnu sou me of merriment. The first toast wan?"*T?n Typothotas?Koundod in a time wb?a men were dismayed at the prospect of national and indi vidual ruin. It has proved a happy reruga. May it live forever, a gratefal monument of a tav ribln ordeal safely overpest, and a beneflceat agent er g-eater innmphs in a |>eaceful future." To this town John V. Trow responded In a few appropriate remarks. The toast "The type founder," which contained the sen timent, "fulling flowers of sit from the gardens of de sign. he weaves them inU> formsol' beauty forthe printed pnge." This was responded to by A. IJttle. Vsnoun other toasts were proponed and responded to by I. J. Oliver, l?r. Godwin. Messrs. Mudtte. of Boston; Welsh, of Cambridge, Rev. Dr. Clar* and M. 11. Wyukoop. \a noiis songs interspersed the oereman.ok, the reMtivittan ool eudlug until n vary late hour. Bali. ?v OowrAwr K. 8sr*sT*-rmiiT Rsoiamrr. ?Thw snnuai roceptioa of Oowpaay K, Seventy-Orel regiment, at Irving Hall, last night, was. as on previous occasion*, a m.wt rrchrirht sffkir. Notwithstanding the seventy of the weather the attendance was considerable, the danger of cati bing cold, Willi ?tt attendant mUer*. weighing Imt liglitiy in the e.-tirantion of the fair patrnaeases of Ihe reuiiuenl. as 'cuoiparod with the expected devoUon and anticipated attention of the gallant mvuibere of l ota pa uv K in the prnjeotod joint devotion ?o the goddpsa ?I crpsichore The hall was tasiaHilly decorated with lisp., and other military emblems, a large illumination of the letter "K" odoniing one end of the room. Music, mirth and dancing held high revel lill oarly morning, the bewitching toilets of the ladles--which but ael ow natural charms of no common order-causing many a flutter beneath the plain gray Jacket of atleodanl ca valient t>H?v Ownsas' AsKOCiAtion.?Aa adjourned meeting of ibis association was held yesterday afternoon in tha I'simx of the society. No. M Tine xlreet. fnptain An tirese .8now occupiod the chair and Mr. Thomas B. Bandtord acted ar secretary. The principal business lierore the meeting related to the passage of an act al pr.- otii before the 8lale legislature having for Ita object the extension and amendment of an existing act forth* belter protection of seaiuen In the port and babor of New York. Under the present law it was contended that seamen w?re imposed upon, plundered and inter fered with to such an alarming extent liy sailor*' board ing house keepers and their runners that it was deemed advisable to prevent by law the Iniquitous practices in dulged in by this clare of iwople. and also to aflbrd ship owners, masters or their event* an opportunity of mora readily engaging seamen wtthont the In Warfare uoa of the boarding b?u*a keepers. With this object i? view the .contemplated act provide* for the establishment of a board, to be known as thn Marino Board of the I'ort of New York, where ship owners or their agents could engage their crews, and thus abolish the business of shipping mastore m now conducted, and bring tne whole buaineas agencies are employed into the office of this board. Ttia measure was opposed by some of the members on the ground that tne erection of the board in question was unnecessary, would foist an uncalled ror expense upon ahtp owners and establish a monopoly devoid of aiiy practical advantages to them. A resolution op posing the passage of the set, numerously signed by influential ship owners, many ol whom had jasnoeMy signed a petition praying for the passage or the bill, wan submitted by Mr W. Nelson, but on being put to a vote was lost by the casting vote of the chairman. Dsatii raoa Pcalds.?Coroner Wildcy was ywterday called to No. 137 West Thirteenth street to hold an In quest over the remains of Dottle Oliver, a little girl only ?even tears of age whose death wag the result of scalds received on Wednesday Afternoon by falling into a tub (,I boiling water. A verdict of "Death from scalds acm dentally received" was rendered by the Jury. ?ORDER ARO SUICIDE IR SAVARUM. rfailip Jndge, a young man nineteen years of age, and n native of New York, was murdered in a saloon known as "Oar Boose," In Savannah, On, on Sunday, thn 17th Init. He entered the kitchen oft he saloon about ten o clock in the morning, and exchanged a few angry words with Alfred Monillot, the bead cook, by whom bo wae stabbed in the right side with a large carving knife The murderer was seised with Instant remorse, and subbed himself in seven different pl?-es with the same knife. Both men died in a few minutes afterwards. The murdered man has relatives living in thie city, and bis body was placed in the vault or the Cathedral C me tery, to await their disposition The murderer and sal. oide was a Frenchman, about thirty live years of age. about whom antecedents very little is knnwa. Ha wan fetrind in Laurvi Ofpyv Osmetorv