Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 5, 1867, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 5, 1867 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD. UOKWO\ UlCSMiTT, EDITOR AND PROPRIKTO& OFPICI N. W. CORNER or FPLTON ASV NA98A0 8TB. Volume XXXII AMUdiiMKHM THIS KYiJNlNil. RROAI>VY*Y THBATKK. Bmdnr, nw Broom, ireet.? Punt Circlr?In and uct or Place. NFW YORK THEATRE, Broadway, opposite New York Hotel ? PBKJAUi AKV ant'RORKDA? nlnr 1'OIMt Of Till Law. _____ TriKATRF FRANCAIS, Fourteenth Itntt. oeir Slllh Bfeuue -La FaRILL* urnoiton. fJPHMAN STADT THEATRE, 46 and 4* Bowery.? Tu? MauiC Flutr. OLYMPIC THEATRE, Hroidwaj ? Striets Of New Tub* Matiuee >t One o'clock. STK1NWAY HALL, Fourteenth street and Fourth ave - g.g ? Handsl'j Urand Oratorio or Samson. DODWORTH'S HALL, SO# Braadwar.?Vrofcmor Harts will Prkforb Hit Miracles?The Head ih the Air? The INDIAN BaSRLT TklCR ?PROTEUS. HAN FRANCISCO MINSTRELS, 584 Broadway, opposite (he Metropolitan Hotel ?Is tiirir Ethiopia1! EntikTain ? bntb, singing, Dancing and Burlesques ? The Black CoOE?Tut HraLTUT Cl'PIOA. KRLLY k LEON'S M1NSTRKLS. 7? Broadway. oppo ?iteme New York Hotel.?I.* their Songs. Darce*. Ecc en TRICITIK4. BoHLEVJIE.V *0.? CINDER-LEON?madagascar Ballet Troupe?STor tuat Laugeing. FIFTH AVENUE OPERA HOD8E. Noe. 2 and 4 Went Twenty fourth street?ORirnn ft Christy's MIRABELS ? Ethiopian Ballads, BrKLKSdURs, Ac.? Tur Ocsak Yacht Race?The Hlacr Ceooe. TONY l'\STOR'S OPERA HOUSE, 201 Bowery.? Come ?ocamhm Nkiiro Minstrrlsy. Ballet Ditkrtisrmknt. Ac.? Tha Hillj or Kerrt, Ob Ireland's Last Struuglr. CHARLEY WHITE'S COMBINATION TROtTPE, at Machanioa' Hall, 472 Broadwar?In a Vakiktt or I.iuht a"ii Laughable Enteetainmknts, CorP4 de Ballet, Ac. Tur Jealous WtrR. WOOD'S THEATRE COMIQCE. Broadway, opposite St. NicholaH Hotel.? Ukakd Combination or M iNsrRELir, Bal lrt, Pantomime, Calestnknics, Ac.?La Statce Blanche MRS. F B CONWAY'S PARK THEATRE, Brooklyn.? East Ltnn H00 LEY 8 OPERA BOUSE. P lolclyn?ETiiiopiAS Mix ?trbi.jv. Ballads ud Blki.k^ubj.?Tur Blace Croor. TIIF. BI7NYA.N TABLEAUX, Uuion Hall, corner of Twenty third strvet and Broadway. ? Mortwo Mirror or THK PILGRIM'S PrOCRRSS?SlETT MAGNiriCENT SCENES. NEW YORK MTSEUM OF ANATOMY. #H Rrosdwa*.? Hhao add Ricri Ahm or Probst?Tiir Washington Twins? Wondkrs in Natural Histort, Pciknck and Art. Lrctum** Daily. Open from > A.M. till 1U P. M. DERBY'S NEW ART ROOMS, 625 Broadwvr.-OmND Eihibition or Paintino*.?"Tur Ulplbluan Court'' in tub Days or Lincoln. GRAND CONCERT?At the Free Chcrcu or the Re DRurrioN, East Fourteenth street. No. 64 TRIPLE SHEET. N*iw York, Tumday, March 3, 1S67. ibs xrsws. EUROPE. By the Atlantic cable we havo a news report dated yesterday, llarch 4. Lord Derby has reconstructed bis Cabinet extensively, leading in his new appo'ntments towards an amalga mation with the iate Palmsrston liberal* by official In corporation. Colonel O'Connor, tbe leader of the late Fenian insur rection in Ireland, with the rank of General, is said to have been arrested by tbe English at Atblone, In the eounty Wextmeath. The high price of food in France Is producing many trade "strikes." Count iiismarck submitted the draft of tbe new German constitution to Parliament. Lord Brougham advocates a household suffrage id England. Garibaldi will bear arms in Can dia. Napoleon haa undertaken a press prosecution under the sew law in Paris. Consols closed at 01 for money is London. Five twenties were at T3Jg In London and 11% in Frankfort The Liverpool cotton market closed steady at an ad vance of if of a penny. Breadstuff! quiet. Tbe mails of the Cunard steamship Asia, dated to the 10th of February, were delivered in this city yesterday. By the French steamship Pereire, in port last Wednes day, we were enabled to publish the news, with ample details, of the same date, in the Hkralp next morning. Tbe Asia brings our special letters from Dublin and Ber lin, embracing matter of very considerable Importance, with additional newspaper reports. Our Berlin correspondent chronicles the splendid tri umphs of the liberal democracy or Germany at the gene ral election held under tbe universal suffrage franchise. Tne city returns from Berlin show that Count Bismarck, with every general of the late war, or Prussian "war bero," were signally defeated by the constituencies to which they were nominated. CONGRESS. Tbe Thirty-ninth Congress closed its sessions yester day at twelve o'clock, and tbe Fortieth was immediately installed. Mr. Foster, the President of the Senate, de livered bis valedictory and vacated bis chair, and tbe Secretary pre'ided until an election was held, which resulted in tbe choice of Benjamin F. Wade, of Ohio, to be President pro tem. He was escorted to the chair, the President and House of Representatives were notified of bis election, and going Into executive session, tbe donate was declared adjourned $in*. die. The Senate of tbe Fortieth Congress was called to order five minutes afterwards, and tbe new senators, sixteen In number, Including two from the new State of Nebraska, were qualified. The name of Thomas Swann, of Maryland, was called, but he was not present to respond. The Preeldnnt and House wore Informed that tbe SenKte was rtady to proceed to business, and then the Senate ad journed. The Ho'ise resumed the proceedings of the Saturday's eension, ibe first business being tbe dispossl of matters on the Speaker's table. Speaker Colfax delivered his valedictory to most attentive listeners and declared the Thirty-ninth Congress adjourned without day. Mr. Mc pherson. the Clerk, Immediately called the House to order and proceeded to call tbe roll of members of the Fortieth Congress. Mr. Brooks, on a motion to proceed with tbe election of a Speaker, rose and read a protest against tbe organisation of the House whlis seventeen States entitled to an aggregate of eighty representatives were unrepreasnted. Tne document was signed by thirty-one of the democratic members, and Mr. Brooks made a long speech In advocacy of its provisions Tbe Clerk refused to entertain It until the House was organised. Schuyler Colfax was elected speaker by 127 votes over t- imuel & Marshall, of Illinois, who received 30. He was e* orted to the chair, tbe now members were quali fied and the President and Senate were Informed that the House was ready to proceed to business. Edward A cPherson was declared Clerk ol the House and took the required oath. The Army Appropriation bill was signed by the President during, (be closing hours of the last session, with a protest against two of Its provisions The protest was read and Uis Hosts adjourned. THE LEGISLATURE. In the Senate yesterday, bIHs ts extend Madison svenuo and for other parpoess of sn unimportant or only personal character were advanced to a third read log. la tne Assembly, a Mil to amend the Slate Tax bill was reported, frevSral bills ?nd resolutions of sn ualm porlant character were Introduced, advanoed to a third reading or passed, and tbe Assembly adjourned. THE CITY. Both Hoards of tbe City Council adjourned yesterday until Thursday, ns quorum being present at either meeting. Four hundred and twanty-three deaths secured In the c ity and publlo institutions during the past week, ihtr* teep of wbioh were from accidents or negligence, twenty, six from scarlatina, and fifteen from typhus and typhoid fevers. ?, The two polle? officers, charged with assault and bat tsry some weeks aga, before Justics 'Connolly, whose ruling in the premises esused tbs trouble between him self and Superintendent Kennedy, were Indicted by ths Grand Jury of tbs oounty on ths last day of ths session, and will be tried at tbs Court of Gsnsral Sessions during ths present term. No action has bees taken on ths pipers of Connolly against Kennedy, owing to the ab sense of the complainant. Justice# Dowllng, rtiandlsy and l><Hge refused to reoelve prisoners who should hsvs b?en taken before Justiee Connolly's Court yesterday, and ordered the officers to return them there. 7w??ty ?pe liquor dealers vers arraigned before Uis I various polio* courte of the city yesterday, charged with j delinquency in observing the Excise law. Small lb read and needle establishments are aaid to aell liquor during the Illegal hours to women in such a manner that the police cannot discover anything wrong. The Grand Jury of Westchester county recommend the enforcement of the law in that district. In the Supreme Court, Chamber*, yesterday, before Judge Ingraham, the return of the alternative writ of mandamus in the case of the St. Nicholas and other na tional banks came up for argument The object of these actions is to compel the issue of bonds by the Comptrol ler, to be used in refunding the taxes Imposed upon cer tificates of indebtedness held by these banks, and which bad been Used as United States securities. The further hearing of the case is set down for Thursday next. In the Supreme Court, Circuit, an action was brought yesterday by John D. OttlweU against Richard L. Hooley Impleaded to recover the sum of $51# 22 for services rendered In IMA la fitting up a minstrel hall in this city, of wbl:h the defendant was part proprietor. Verdict for plaintiff In the full amount claimed. The summing np by the oounsel for defendant la the case of Alexander Rom k Co., tobacconists, Fulton street, took place yesterday before Commissioner (ta bors. The defendants are charged with having fur nished false and fraudulent returns of their sales and manufactures to the Collector of Internal Revenue. Their counsel claimed time to put In a brief embracing certain points which be wished to submit on their be half. The Commissioner assented, and the esse was ad journed accordingly. The March term of the General Sessions commenced yesterday, Judge Bussel presiding. The Grand Jury will be sworn in this morning. The stock market was heavy yesterday. Gold closed at 13SX. The markets were generally quiet yesterday, though in some articles s fair business was consummated at ad vanced prices. Cotton was quiet and irregular. Coffee was steady. On 'Change flour was more active, but at a decline of 10c. a 16c. per bbL Wheat was unchanged. Corn was lc. higher with a fair demand. Oats steady. Pork ruled Arm, while beef was steady. Lard ruled dull and heavy. Freights were quiet, bu. steady. Whiskey was dull and nominal. Naval stores unchanged. Pe troleura remained dull and heavy. Consequent upon an increased suppljr the market for beer cattle ruled deoi dedly lower, the prices obtained Indicating a decline of fully lc. per lb. as compared with the prices realized last week. At the reduction, however, about all the offerings were disposed of at 17c. a 17>?c. for extra, lair to good lots, 15c. a 16c.; flret quality, 16>?c. a 17c., and common 13c. a 15c. Milch cows were unchanged, though for cboico ones rather more demand prevailed. Frees ranged from $40 to $125. Veal calves closed dull and heavy at 13c. a 13>?c. for extra. 12c. a 12 %c. for prime; common, 10c a 11 }?c. Tho markot for sheep and lambs has ruled firm and buoyant, with salt's of ex tra at 9>jc. a 10c , chiefly at the inside price; 9c. a 9^c. for prime, and common at 6c. a 8>{o. The hog market continued steady and firm. About twenty-seven car loads were on sale yesterday, for which the following prices were realized:?8%c. a 8#c. for heavy prime corn fed, 8'^c. a H%c. for fair to good, and 8c. aS)^c, for common. The total receipts were:?6,199 beeves, 69 cows, 646 veal (calves, 18,559 sheep and lambs, and 13,903 swine. MISCELLANEOUS The Virgin!* Goner*! Assembly convened yesterday Id special session, under Governor Pierpont's call, to consider the Sherman Reconstruction bill. Resolutions calling ft convention to discuss the subject were re ferred to committees in both Houses. A mooting was bold in Atlanta, Ga., yesterday, when resolutions were adopted submitting to the will of Congress, but favoring measures to test the constitutionality of the bill before the Supreme Court. Our Panama correspondence Is dated Febroary 24. The subject of ft w?r with Ecuftdor is being canv?ssed, and a surveying party has been sent to survey the boundary line between CosU Rica and Colombia. It ? believed the inter is foP the purpose of nuking ft pre tence for wftr on tb?t little republic. Ia the meantime Colombia hereon Is really in a state of internftl warfare. The yellow fever had almost entirely disappeared from Panama. Seven of the Jamestown's crew bad died of It. The cholera had disappeared from Nicaragua. Our correspondence from Lima, Pern, Is dated Febru ary 14. Report had It that four Spanish Iron-clads were coming round "the Horn." A small rebellion had taken place in Chile, bat was Immediately suppressed. The revolution In Mandoxa was gaining ground very fast. The United States steamer Pensacola was at Valparaiso on the 20th of January, and the Tuscftrora was at Lima on the 8th of February. By way of Havana we have important advices from British Honduras, dated at Be Use on the 12th of Febru ary. The Indians were still in arms against the English troops, and marching on Belli# with suoh steady pro gress that the worst consequences were feared. Despatches bad been forwarded to ths Consul General of England In Havftnft, asking the immediate support of ft man- of-war ship from tbat station; but as there was not a royal vessel within easy communication it Is said that the Consul General of the United States in Cuba was about to send an American gunboat to the Belize to aid the English. An interesting history of the Anglo-Indian difficulty is given by our correspondent The affair as sumes a senous aspect in a territorial point of view, as a boundary rtsht dispute between an English planter and the Indians hinges it to and mixes it up with the Mexi can question. Our Vexican correspondence, dated at Fresnlllo, in the Stale of Zacatecas, gives a short but comprehensive history of tho military experiences of Ortega, the pre tended Trosident, who is now a prisoner in the hands of Juarez. In regard to his probable fate the writer says the chances are good for his being shot as a de serter, though he may be tried, convicted and pardonod when'it is found how TuUle bis revolutionary efforts really are. Our Havana correspondence is dated Februftry 27. Two large French transports, one bound to Vera Cruz, tbe other bound for France with returning troops, were in port. The United States steamer Corwln made soundings along the ahore between Morro CssUs and Marianao creek on the 22d, for a landing placo for tha proposed submarine cable to Florida. The theatre at Ouoarin and several stores were destroyed by Are on the 23U. It was supposed to be the set of an incendiary. News from Laguayra, Venezuela, has been received to tho #th ult Another revolutionary movement had taken place in Marataibo, and General Capo hftd been killed. A provisional government of three military ofilers bad been formed in Carabobo. The French ship of war D'Estfting had appeared off Laguayra to enforce the loan Instalment due in February. The steamer Bolivar had been delivered up to the English colonial authorities. Ou r files from St Thomas are dated to the 10th of Feb rusry. Ths news matter is unimportant. Elections were held in Portland, Gardiner and Lewis ton, Maine, yesterday, all of which went by strong ma jorities for the republican tickets. The vote In Portland shows an increase over the republican majority last year of two hundred, although the total vote oast was flvs hundred lees. In Gardiner the republican candidate for Mayor was elected by a unanimous vote. Special agents of the Treasury Department have In vestigated the aflstrs of the First National Banks of Newton, Mftsa., and Hsdson. N. T., and report thai tbey are In ft much more favorable oondlti on, especially the one at Hudson, than was at first supposed. Our Boston correspondent gives furtbsr particular* regarding the failure of Mellen, Ward & Co. In that etty. Three deputy collectors In the Philadelphia Custom House each clftlmed the right to sncreed ths retiring Col lector In bis position, which was vacated yesterday. Some confusion existed about the matter, until the question was decided by telegrams from Washington In favor of x Beed Meyer, fosmerly deputy under Collector Thomas, removed by ths President A fire suppoeed to be the work of aa Incendiary, broke out in Binghamto. yesterday, <"?troylng four large storss with their contents, a l?rg" ""T '??" nee ted with the Exchange Hotel, conulnlog sixty valu able horses, thirty bogs ftnd .Iftrgs stock of wagons, bar nees, he. Loss 180,000. What'8 thb IIattm !?The French steamship Ferelre left Brest, France, for New \ork; on tho 16th nit., and arrived a t this port on Wednes day, the 27th ult. The EnflUb eteamshlp Aria left Liverpool for Boston ftUo on the 16th nit., and did not reach her port of destination until Sunday, March 3d. Thue, with a distance of two hundred and fifty miles less to make, the Eng lish steamer Is some four days longer In crow ing the Atlantic than the French steamer. Again we t*k, what l? the natter t The lapeukaMl QmmUm. What is the prospect on the impeachment question T Mr. Wilson, of the Judiciary Com mittee of the House of the retiring Congress, charged with the examination oi certain alle gations of "high crimes and misdemeanors" against the President of the United States, re ported to the House, on Saturday night last, that since January 7 they had been actively pro secuting the task assigned them, that they had examined a large number of witnesses, had col lected many documents, Ac., but that they had been unable to bring their examination to a close. Not having fully investigated all the charges against the accused they deemed it inex pedient to submit any conclusion beyond the statement that sufficient testimony had been given "to justify and demand a farther prosecu tion of the investigation." And so the testimony taken was delivered into the hands of the Clerk of the Houae, subject to a requisition from the new Congress, for the use of such committee thereof "as may be charged with the duty of bringing this investigation to an end, so that the labor expended upon it may not have been in vain." Thus, then, stands the ease. The committee of tbe retiring Congress report that sufficient testimony has been obtained "to justify and demand a ftirther prosecution of the investiga tion and so among the first proceed ings of this new Congress will probably be the adoption of a resolution instructing its Judiciary Committee to resume the in vestigation and push it to a conclusion. When the retiring committee say that this course is demanded by tbe evidence obtained, we cannot avoid the inference that President Johnson is in great danger. Mr. Rogers, of New Jersey, on the other band of the committee, in a minority report, says that be has " carefully examined all the testi mony in tbe case," and that in his opinion it " is without a particle of evidence upon which impeachment could be founded ;" but it must bo remembered that Mr. Rogers is a believer in all the President's doings, in opposition to and in defiance of Congress, and that his opin ion is not likely to have much weight beyond the lines of the President's supporters. On Saturday tbe Hon. Ben Butler delivered at Albany a lecture in which be earnestly urged impeaebment as the only remedy for Mr. Johnson. Yesterday while tbe democrats in the now Congress were rejoicing over their new accessions of Fernando Wood, James Brooks and John Morrissey, the Hon. Ben Butler was holding a quiet little confidential chat with " Old Thad" Stevens. The special topic of this consultation will perhaps appear (after the appointment of the regular committees of the House bj the Speaker) in a new impeach ment resolution from Mr. Butler, embracing the resumption of the late investigations. Mean time, however, we expect a general message from the President to the two houses on the state of the country, and in this message, if he will, he may create such a diversion in his favor as to secure a suspension of all these impeachment proceedings. He has, we believe, only to recognize the complete overthrow of his Southern policy, the new obligations which are upon him in seeing the policy and the laws of Congress " faithfully executed," and to declare his purpose in good faith to execute these laws, in order to have the sword of Damocles, which is still hanging over his head, taken down. From the tone of his veto message on the Reconstruction bill we are not very sanguine that be will adopt this course. In that mes sage he garnishes his constitutional objections with charges of partisan motives and designs operating with Congress?charges more be fitting a stump speech than a State paper. Nor does he disclose in the temper of this message any purpose or inclination to recog nize his obligations under this bill if passed over his head. But after his doings in the South upon the pending constitutional amend ment some explicit assurances in regard to this new law will be necessary for his salva tion Against this law he is as powerless as South Carolina or Wade Hampton. He can no longer make a change in his Cabinet or remove an officeholder without the consent of the Senate. Congress, too, in no mood for further trifling, is on the ground awaiting his decision upon this Reconstruction bill. What will Mr. Johnson do ? The Hon. Ben jamin F. Wade, President of the Senate, is as anxious to hear, no doubt, as the anxious leaders of the democratic party. Fairly beaten at every point, and disarmed, there remains to Mr. Johnson the only alternative of a graceful surrender to Congress or an indignant resignation of his office, if he would escape the last resort of impeachment. A protest like that of Mr. Brooks against this Congress as a rump Congress will be only the folly of that melancholy Chicago pilgrimage over again. The spirit of his late veto, so well calculated to aggravate rather than soften the hostile temper of the South against Congress, will no longer answer. First of all, the case of Mr. Johnson requires his submission gracefully to the sovereign law -making power; and sec ondly, that ffcithfal execution of the law which will most readily bring the excluded rebel States to a graceful submission. Let him meet these requirements in his opening message to this new Congress, and let him next issue a proclamation to the South urging a generous submission to the law, and resumption of the impeachment investigations will be indefinitely postponed. The whole case now 'hangs upon

the President's expected message to Congress upon the state of the country. A Mttle I.I?M Aboat Mtriro, The batch of correspondence which we pub lished yesterday from Mexico gives us a clearer idea than we have latterly had of the condi tion of affairs there. Its statements and specu lations are to be relied upon for our corre spondent is not only habitually careful* as to facts, but as a military man Is also a compe tent judge of the operations in progress. He shows that the capture of Zacatecas by Mira mon was caused by bad generalship, and that if there had been any one at the head of the liberal troops who was citable of taking ad vantage of the splendid position which they occupied, Miramon would never have obtained possession of the city. The misfortune, hoW? ever, was relieved by one gratifying featnre, and that was the coolness and ielf-po?eeslon exhibited by President Juarez, who remained a spectator of the fight until his officer* ?om* pellei him to leave the field. The lmpreeskli that has hitherto prevailed here in regard to Juarez has been that he is7 deficient in phytic*! cetwws. So far 1? ' this from being tbe fact that it appears that all he lacks to make a good soldier is a little knowledge of strategy. The retreat from Zacatecas cost the liberals what may be considered a trifling loss under the circum stances?about one hundred and fifty men and five pieces of artillery. Miramon lost about as many men, among whom was a French colonel. The only good fighting that marked this encounter on the Bide of the liberals was done by a small body of Californians, some forty in number. They covered tbe retreat of General Ausa and no doubt prevented it being converted into a perfect rout The occupa tion of Zacatecas was of small importance in itself as it waa known that Miramon could not bold it It seems In fact to have proved rather an advantage than otherwise to the liberals; for, by delaying his movements, it contributed to his subsequent defeat by Esco bedo. This turns out to have been more dis astrous than we were at first led to believe. Of the French force?the only reliable ele ment among his troops?two hundred and fifty-eight out of five hundred were killed, wounded and captured, and the rest dis persed. Miramon himself escaped from the field with an escort of only fifty men. Castillo, as soon as he heard of his defeat, commenced re treating southward with his force, estimated at about three thousand men. How little these were to be depended upon may be judged by the fact that in an intercepted letter to Miramon their leader tells the latter that they were rapidly deserting and that he could not much longer hold them together. They were being closely followed up and hemmed in by the liberals, and by this time Castillo is proba bly a fugitive like Miramon, and can render but little aid either to him or Marquez. The latter, it seems, has been writing to Miramon to hold himself in readiness to march to the capital with a couple of thousand men, as the liberals were crowding upon him from all di rections. Not being able to count on either of these sources of relief, it is probable that the next news we shall hear will be the evacua tion of the capital by the imperialists. Every thing seems to tend to the conclusion that the government of Juarez will soon take up its quarters there. Whether it will be able to hold its own for any considerable period is another question. In any case we would not give much for Maximilian's chances of escape. He will be caught like a rat in a trap, and his life will, in all probability, pay the forfeit of his chival rousness or foolhardiness, whichever tbe world may be pleased to term it Important Acta Puied by C'oicreu. With all its filibustering and buncombe several highly meritorious measures besides tboifr passed over the President's vetoes have been passed by Congress during the session just closed. We allude particularly to the passage of the Bankrupt bill, a tardy act of justice to thousands of worthy and honest men who have been prevented from going into business and paying up old scores by the inexorable tyranny of short-sighted creditors. " Pass the Bankrupt bill," said a well known and opulent merchant tte other day, "and I shall lose a dozen of my most experienced and valuable salesmen." These salesmen had been in business for themselves, but, being unfortunate, failed and were obliged to obtain employment as ehiof salesmen in the spacious warerooms of one of our largest wholesale and retail merchants, carrying with them, in most instances, their old customers to their new quarters. A personal reason like the above cannot, of course, hold good when the widespread benefits of the measure are taken into consideration. We therefore con gratulate Congress upon passing this much needed and beneficent act The bill for the redemption of the compound interest notes hu passed in the shape of authorising the issue of three per cent certificates, not to ex ceed fifty millions at any one time. This will go a little way toward relieving the Treasury of the burdensome tax it is allowed to bear in order to enable private individuals to carry on a banking business add establish a circulating medium at the expense of the government The Indemnity bill, providing for the protec tion of army officers from proceedings In civil courts on account of acts committed under orders from superior officers during the war, is among the acts passed. How tar this will screen the Secretary of War from the conse quences of acts alleged to be arbitrary and unlawful is not very clear ; bnt the bill is no doubt framed to meet his own case as well as that of some of his subordinates. The bill granting additional bounties to soldiers, al though imposing an additional weight upon our already heavy national indebtedness, will be viewed with favor in some parts of the country, especially the West, where the popularity of any member of Congress from that section voting against it would undoubtedly have been sensi bly impaired. The tariffltes have not entirely gone by the board. The wool interest made a convulsive effort at the* eleventh hour in the Senate and succeeded in having passed by that body the Bouse bill of last session regulating the duties on the article. It is a significant fact that both the Massachusetts Senators voted against the bill. A bill abolishing peonage in New Mexico and throughout the United States; another for a public park in the District of Columbia, which will represent in miniature the topograpbioal appearance of the United States; another amendatory of acts relative to the abolition of imprisonment for debt, have also been passed, together with several other bills of general interest On the whole, for a short one, it may be regarded as sn impor tant and rather interesting session, while the multifarious vetoes of the President have given a spice and relish to the whole proceed ings. Is It A Conspiracy T?There seems to be a general feeling abroad that the omnibus and railroad companies have entered into a con spiracy to keep the streets so dirty tbat loco motion exoept in an omnibus or railroad car baa become almost impossible. If they have not done so, as people say, it strikes ns that It would be a most profitable undertaking for the companies aforesaid, and might even warrant them in "lobbying" the clerk of the weather to secure his influence in keeping np a succession of mow storms and rain storms such as we have been favpred with for some time past , , A Srancid. CttMKUfr<*>Tbe street* of New Tork and the ^ad^; ol the Central Park. & la tba former tojrbopte'are tn daoger of being otetttuj with .pud, and slush fc" in .the'latter paten) leather pumps can be worn without ? ??ik A King far Cm?U. La Fontaine tells us the fable of the frogs who, becoming discontented with their form of government, besought Jupiter to send them a ruler. After much importunity Jupiter sent them a log, which, coming down splash into the pond, created considerable consternation among the* frogs and caused them to jump precipitately into their holes. It was some time before the boldest ventured forth to see what sort of a ruler had been sent them, and, after a careful reconnoissance, during which the frogs exhibited much strategic skill, they discovered that it was no ruler but only a log that Jupiter had sent them. Then they began to croak, and nothing but croaking was in order in the pond for many days and nights. Finally, being no adepts at logrolling, like our Congressmen, they appealed again to Jupiter, declaring that it was a ruler and not a log they wanted. Whereupon Jupiter sent them a stork for a king. King Stork was cor dially and reverentially received by the frogs, and, after becoming commander of the situa tion, began his reign by stalking majestically through his dominions and gobbling up his subjects whenever he felt inclined to take a meaL In due time the frogs found their num bers diminish, and the remainder, croaking being no longer of avail, saw their folly in making such desperate efforts to secure rulers like King Log and King Stork. This little story is suggestive of the con dition of our Canadian neighbors. They are the most uneasy set of unreconstructed mor tals on the face of the globe. They are neither Canadians, English, French, Scotch nor Irish. At one time they grumble at having too much independence, then at not having enough. Then they want annexation, then they don't Then they want a republic, and go crazy upon the visit of the heir apparent to the crown of Great Britain. They seem to have a day for everything; like the frogs in the fable they are croaking all the time. They have a day for independ ence, another for annexation, another for a republic, another for things to remain as they are, another for consolidation, and finally one for a monarchy. Consolidation has proved a king log. Their monarchy is likely to prove a king Btork?a ruler who will ultimately gobble up their political rights as the frogs were in the fable. But bow will the French Canadians take this nice little scheme of planting a prince of the blood of their hereditary foes upon a throne erected on their native soil ? The tra ditions of two hundred years, when their an cestors fought the British in the wildernesses or Canada, are not yet obliterated, butjiave been renewed by the glory reflected upon the French anna in rival contests with the Britiah in the Crimea. The English in Canada, who have been in the habit of snubbing the Frcnch Canadians for years, will no doubt rejoice to see a scion of the house of Guelph upon the throne of Canada. But it will prove a barren triumph. The diadem will become a thorny if not an empty bauble. The head that wears it will prove the most uneasy that ever wore a crown on this continent, Maximilian's not ex cepted. The proposed King of Canada may seek to pacify those implacable foes, the Irate Fenians, by ascending the throne under the title of Patrick I.?the name of the patron saint of Ireland being one of his patronymics? but that wont save him. He may attempt to follow the example of his illustrious namesake, and give the toads and frogs in Canada a twist and banish them forever; but he will find there are too many of them on both sides of the bor der, and in the end, instead of gobbling up his subjects, like King Stork in the fable, King Patrick will find himself fortunate if he can escape with ? whole skin himself. This may be accomplished without the aid of the Cnna- I dians themselves for in their ignorance and I vacillation they know not what they do, nor what they want, nor what they ought to ex- I pect Their fate is a problem which is happily I illustrated by the fable of La Fontaine. Th* FrHldcat and Hto Now that the President has passed the final I paroxysm of the veto fever for the Congress which expired at noon yesterday, It may be in teresting to glance back and briefly examine I the Congressional measures which have met I with Executive disfavor. The first, Freedmen's bill, an act of monstrosity and extravagance, I was among the first vetoes of President John son, and his objections were very properly sus tained by Congress. Then came the Civil Rights bill, giving people of all colors, except "Indians not taxed," equal civil rights, which was passed by Congress by the constitutional I majority over the President's veto. This was followed by the second Freedmen's Bureau bill, Bhorn of some of the obnoxious features of the first, which waa passed over the veto. Next we had the veto of the Montana Mining and Manufacturing bill, a big lobby job, for squelching which the President won credit Then came the veto of the first Colorado bill, I which hung fire or was dropped at the cIobs of the first session of the Thirty-ninth Congress. Following this came the veto of the District of Columbia Negro Suffrage bill, which was I passed over the veto. The bill relative to uni versal suffrage in the Territories became a law by virtue of a pocket veto, as also did the bill repealing the Amnesty law, which gave the late President Lincoln certain powers in regard to rebels and their property. Then came the veto of the bill admitting Nebraska as a State, which was passed by the constitutional major ity over the veto. Following this waa the veto of the second Colorado bill, which, for good I and sufficient reasons, was sustained by Con gress. Next and finally came the twin vetoes of the Military Reconstruction bill and the I Tenure ol Office bill, which were both promptly passed over the President's objections and are I now laws of the land. There may have been I some other public or pocket vetoes which do not occur to us, but the recapitulation of the I ?bove is sufficient to stamp the administration I of Andy Johnson as possessing one merit, and I that is of unparalleled industry in the manu- I facture of arguments in opposition to the will I of the people as expressed through the popu- I lar branch of the government. There is I little doubt that if the President had adopted a middls or conciliatory course, had relaxed1 somewhat his natural obstinacy and consulted with Congress upon the most reasonable ] and equitable mode of resonstruetion and bringing . our > erring staters of the South once more, around the warm and genial familj fireside of^ the. Union, much good mighl jiave beefi , accomplished, and those severe* measures adopted by Congrsfs in resrard to military reconstruction never hare been conceived. But the country must take the aiiuation aa it stands. Tbera will surely be no step backward taken by tha Congress which came into power yesterday; and if the President persists in his antagonism to the will of the people as expressed at the last elections be may be likened to the ahip wrecked mariner who,- with compass lost, rudder unshipped, sails split and blown to atoms, clings to a solitary spar, and, in tha midst of a tempest, with the breakers roaring and seething around him, cries out, " No com* promise with the underwriters!" Rrforaa la Eiilui-TrtiW* la tb? ItkliM. Our cable despatches of yesterday an nounced the resignatkra of two important members of Lord Derby's Cabinet?the Bail of Carnarvon and Mr. Adderly, the Chief and Under Secretaries of State for the Colonies. These resignations were scarcely necessary to confirm the belief which was already general ( that the Reform question had been produotivo of discord and division among the present Cabinet Ministers of England. Disraeli and Lord Stanley and the other more liberal mem bers of the administration have evidently had hard work in inducing their friends to mako even the paltry concessions which their lata proposals implied. The course which minis ters have been compelled to adopt in conse quence of the unpopularity of their recent proposals has evidently created further diH culty in the Cabinet Further concession they see is necessary if they would retain their hold of office. But how far it is safe to advance on this perilous pathway of concession is a ques tion on which Lord Derby and his friends seem to entertain very different opinion*. Ob what special grounds the Secretaries for the Colonies have resigned, except that it is for reasons connected with reform, we are igno rant. Whether in the Cabinet they have adopted an ultra-liberal or an ultra-conserva tive course our telegram does not inform us. It is now, however, no longer doubtful that dissension exists, and it will not surprise us if this disunion shall prove more potent in bring ing the Derby government to an early end than even tho powerful and determined oppo sition of the liberals. The Earl of Carnarvon and Mr. Adderly are names not generally known in the world of politics. Both of them, however, are men of large property and of very considerable ability. Carnarvon, who is comparatively a young man, having been born in 1831, had not before held a government office. His career, however, has been somewhat distinguished. In 1852 he graduated <4 the University ot Oxford, : taking a first class in classics. His father hav T -?) . - ?? ? ? ??? ing died while be was a minor, he took his seal in the House of Lords on attaining his ma jority. His maiden speech was of snch a cha racter as to call forth a high compliment from the Earl of. Derby, who, from that moment, evi dently marked him out for future favor and usefulness. During Lord Derby's brief admin istration of 1858-59 Carnarvon was appointed High Steward of the University of Oxford. Ho is also favorably known to the literary world as the author of an interesting work on "Tha Druid of Mount Lebanon," published in I860. He has long been looked upon as one of tha rising hopes of the tory party. Mr. Adderly is an older man, having been born in 1814, and ia somewhat better known as a politician, having already in the last Derby administration acted as President of the Board of Health and aa Vice President of the Committee of Privy Council On Education. Mr. Adderly has given much of his time and attention to the consid eration of the various existing means for tha correction of public delinquency. He is aa enthusiastic promoter of reformatory institu tions, and is the author, among others, of aa able pamphlet on transportation. They are both, therefore, men of some mark and merit Their retirement from the govern ment at the present moment cannot but hava a weakening and damaging influence. It is significant, too, as indicating discord and division throughout the entire tory party. The new Refbrm bill is to be introduced on the 11th. Whether it shall be an improvement upon or shall meet with a better fate than tha unfortunate resolutions we must wait to see. Tke Charity Ball and the New Aewdmav. The ball for the benefit of the Nursery and Child's Hospital, which came off at the new Academy of Music last night, followed most appropriately as a successor of the inaugura tion ball for the widows and orphans of tha late Volunteer Fire Department In both oasea charity went hand in band with pleasure, hap pily realising the idea that to do good eonsti tutes, after all, the most refined enjoyment It was a good beginning for the new structure, and was eminently befitting the benevolent character of the New Tork public. Tb? Academy, as it stands now, la a decided im provement on the old building, and notwith standing the feeling of insecurity?which rumor accredited to it while it was in course of construction?the walls have not fallen down yet and we hope they may maintain their perpendicular for a long time to come. Wbo knows but that the charitable purposea to which tbe new Academy was dedicated may secure its preservation by the aid of special providence? Although in the general con struction of the bouse there is, aa we said, aa improvement upon the old, there are excep tions, and these may be taken to tbe decora tions and embellishments. Tbe colors eaa pleyed do not harmonise, and In this respect it is most inartistic. Tbe frescoes on tha cerling are poor, meagre and in decidedly bad taste, wholly out of keeping with tha ensemble of the theatre. Then as to the light ing. One would suppose that the method adopted in the Parisian theatres, with their soft and mellow radiance, would hava suggested Itself to the architect instead of tha monstrous and shapeless chandelier, which-la suggestive of tbe crack of the whip, the braaa band aqd sawdust of a circus rather than tbe divine strains! of Grafalla or tbe music which it is to be hoped will one day, nnder skilful management be beard within tke walls of tha new Academy. * However, with all its drawbacks, we | must ascept the building as it stands for tbe preseat, hoping that after the large amount of money spent upon it some improvements will be made in order to bring It up to the standard of an opera bouse worthy of this great me tropolis. It is further to be expeoted that as we have a new Academy of Musio a new rigfmt will be inaugurated in tha management and new, fresh artista will be engaged.^ Old singer* migfe* be?Q anaronrjaft enough